Elk County Catholic High School - Memories Yearbook (St Marys, PA)

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These teachers true we wish to thank For every task and roguish blame We tried most every kind of prank But now our mischief's on the wane. We also thank our pastors true Who have such interest in us shown They taught us faith and morals, too, To aid us much when we are grown. Thanks be to each and every one Dear parents, teachers, pastors loyal To those who aided in the race We run For soon we'll rank among the royal. 3 f: E K Ii VERY REV. CHARLES LINDNER, O. S. B., Principal of St. Marys Catholic High School. REV. FATHER TIMOTHY SEUS, 0. S. B., Assistant to Very Rev. Father Charles, O. S. B. REV. FATHER ANGELUS KLUG, O. S. B Director of Boys' Athletics. HERBERT SORG MONICA MCHENRY Advertising Manager FERDINAND MILLER HILARY GLATT ANDREW KRONENWETTER GERALDINE ERICH CATHERINE BALIO JAMES SCHLODER Our Staff Edito rfinfChief JAMES GOETZ Associate Editors Exchange Editors Business Manager CLIFFORD SORG Class Artists EDWARD HAUBER Contributing Editors HELEN HAGAN Class Prophets Sport Editor HERBERT MINICI-I Class Historians ' LAWRENCE MULLANEY ALBERT WEHLER NOREERT FRITZ. THOMAS MORIARTY Class Poets CATHERINE BALIO joke Editors FREDERICK BENNINCER Circulation Managers Censors THE SENIOR TEACHERS EMELIA KNEIDEL HELEN LEARN Assistant Advertising Manager VERONICA KOSCO ALMA KRONENWETTER CAROLINE RUPPRECHT MONICA HERZING THOMAS VOLLMER LEONA FRITZ LUCY WOODS WILLIAM TIMM ALICE MULLANEY WILLIAM HERBST THE MEMO 9 fi x M il Q C WEE l v gl 'gli y v ,lm V? P- Editorials if' Catholic Schools Are American Schools It is well for all of us to bear in mind, that all Catholic schools are American schools. There is no one barred from these schools even if they do not get the sup- port of the state or county. Catholic schools are built and run by money contributed by the members of the various parishes, and thus it is easily seen that they are harder to maintain than the sofcalled public schools. But should this fact of not being sup' ported by public funds be the reason why some consider them unfAmerican, or why so many misunderstand our educational system? Even some Catholics allow themselves to be deceived and send their children to public schools, thus depriving them of a Catholic education. Every Catholic school is as much American as any public or 10 THE MEMO other form of school. It lives up to all the regulations established by the State, it teaches the subjects other schools teach, it looks to the physical and moral good of the pupilsg it instills love of country, love of one's neighbor and love of Godg it inculcates honesty, uprightness and conscientious performance of duty, it urges all to seek for occupations, not with money as their only aim, but to seek that which being more to their liking or more congenial will add to their content and happiness. It aims to teach the whole mang heart, head and hand. ls this unfAmerican? There are many schools less American than are Catholic schools. Or is it because Catholics teach religion that they are called unfAmerican? Is America then a Godless nation? No one can substantiate the charge that our institutions are nonfAmerican, and therefore every Catholic should attend a Catholic School if such is possible. Catholic schools do not neglect the courses of study offered in the public schools, but rather add what tends to make the student more learned and patriotic. This country does not depend upon those schools or those people who call themselves Americans but upon those who act the part of Americans in the time of a crisis, and when did those trained in our schools fail in their duty at such a time? Rather were they found among the first to offer service where service was needed. Therefore Catholic Schools are American Schools and no fair minded person will ever maintain the contrary. -James Goetz, '27, if' A True Friend A very deep meaning lies in these three words, which is very often beyond the complete comprehension of many people. Whom do we consider a true friend? Surely not one who deserts us in the time of necessity or want, but one who practically lives and fights with us, and remains and helps us through all our trials and hardships. Never take as a friend one who loves you not in person, but only your pocketbook, for "a friend in need is a friend indeed." -James Goetz, '27, 14' Be Honrest Do not strive to gain by unfair means what cannot be gained honestly. Do not envy others in what they may possess. Always keep in mind that that which is gained fairly will some day be rewarded many fold more than that which was gained unfairly. Our happiness in the next world does not depend upon our riches here on earth but rather on the opposite, our poverty. -James Goetz, '27. THE MEMO 11 The Joys ofLzfe Life is a monotonous existence to many people. They have missed the happiness which is their natural heritage. Many have surrounded themselves with trappings that are often unnatural and were not even intended for them. Life should be a cheerful experience almost from the beginningg and its pleasures should continue to the end. Study the birds and animals you find in the woods and fields, and you will note the continuous certainty that life to them is usually a joyous merrymaking. The graceful deer as it darts through the forest, the nimble rabbit as it hurries to and fro, the chirping birds as they bask in the sunshine ff seem to know nothing of the monot' ony of their lives. ' 'Then why not go about our duties with the same gladness and enjoy life as the wild creatures of the wood? Children leaping, running, given to the sportive outburst, merely indicate what is natural and these youthful activities should never be lost. It is the lack of this spirit that makes the dull mind and broken heart. The joys of life are oiiered to all of us, though but few people recognize or accept them. Emelia Kneidel, '27. 15" Always Aim Hz'gh Do not work for the lowest possible passing markg but aim high. If you aim low you are sure to fall lower than that for which you aimed. We must work hard in order to attain what we are striving for. You can obtain proof of this by taking notice of the pupils who study each evening and waste no time at schoolg they in' variably graduate with honors because they aim high. If one's aim is high he can be almost certain that success will be his portion. Geraldine Erich, '27, J 12 THE MEMO '27 SMCHS HILARY V. GLATT A leader in his flass is he Our able artist Hilary Thoughtful and kind he's always been, l'l"e're sure that he will "ll'ork and lVin." HELEN M. HAGAN Small and intelligent, Always on favor bent, To work with a will Is her duty to fuljill. MONICA M. GLEIXNER So plaeid and sedate, Never wines in late, She studies quietly all day Oblivious of time passing away. MARY C. ROTH In application one can never surpass, This wonianly .student of our great class, Her conduct throughout her high svhool days Will be a rnernory, like bright sun rays. WILLIAM M. TIMM A character to irnitate Diligent and never late. He will no doubt find great sufcess That will his every elfart bless. 'THE M EMO 13 SMCHS '27 HILARY V. GLATT Regular Cl, 2, 3, 455 German C2, 355 Artist C455 Choir Cl, Z, 3, 455 Base Ball C455 Public Speaking C3, 455 Christian Doctrine Cl, 2,55 Class Pres. C3 months in 4tl15. HELEN M. HAGAN Entered juni-or '25. Regular and Coin- mercial Cl, 2, 3, 455 Editor's Staff C455 Basket Ball Cl, 2, 3, 455 Glee Club C3, 455 Choir Cl, 2, 3, 45. MONICA M. GLEIXNER Commercial Cl, 2, 3, 455 Glee Club C3, 455 Choir Cl, 2, 3, 45. A MARY C. ROTH Entered Junior '25, Regular and Commercial Cl, 2, 3, 455 Choir Cl, 2, 3, 453 Glee Club C3, 45. WILLIAM M. TIMM Regular Cl, 2, 3, 455 Debating C3, 455 Base Ball C3, 455 Choir Cl, 2, 3, 455 German CZ, 455 Public Speaking C3, 455 Poet C455 Christian Doctrine Cl, 25. 5 I I Xt: ll' - li , , fix.. f, X F. 'lj 1152! -T . ."'o 9' ft 361' 1 QOK 14 'THE MEMO SMCHS '27 THOMAS J. MORIARTY Our friend thaf's always staunrlr and true In Slranish is surpassed by few. His work is of the lliglzer fone, He always plays a saxafvlzane. CATHERINE M. BALIO A fampanion seldom mel llf'l1o thinks to help is a debt, If her friendsllifv you prize Others will know that yan are wise. ROSE M. DIETEMAN lflf'iffy and gay, Merry all day, ,Yeenzing not fa l1a'I'e a fare, A rreatnre jrrz'z'al and rare. MONICA B. HERZING In life's gay whirl, Tl1ere's a Senior girl llf'l10 seldom has a worry, lint sl1e's usually in a hurry. JAMES M. SCHLODER "Jimmie" is a rrlzeerfnl lad, .S'1lwe.v.v in .Ylmrfhand he has had. In .English lze's a leader ton In srlwal life always, lze's been lrne. THE MEMO lw SMCHS THOMAS J. MORIARTY Entered Junior 'Z5. Science Cl, Z, 3, 433 Orchestra C333 Spanish C433 Public Speaking C3, 433 Director C. H. Orch- estra C333 Chairman Debating C33. CATHERINE M. BALIO Entered Junior 'Z5. Regular and Commercial Cl, 2, 3, 43g Vice President C3, 43, Glee Club C3, 435 Class Prophet C433 Basket Ball CZ, 3, 439 Class Poet C435 Debating Club C43g Choir Cl, 2, 3, 43, Orchestra C43. Rosa M. DIETEMAN Entered Junior 'Z5. Commercial Course. Glee Club C3, 435 Debating Club C435 Orchestra C435 Choir C1, 2, 3, 43g Basket Ball Cl, 2, 33. MONICA B. HERZING Regular and Commercial. Treasurer C3, 435 Editor's Stal? C43g Glec Club C3, 43, Choir Cl, 2, 3, 43. JAMES M. SCHLODER Commercial Cl, 2, 3, 431 Glee Club C435 Orchestra Mgr. C33g Debating C33g Basket Ball C435 Choir 41, 2, 3, 43. GDI AL nT-1 , 0 A O .N 'i iQ f l ii I f ll 2 7 lil 'I f f V .lla .. 17 - - , :C Q57 J 16 THE MEMO SMCHS '27 EDWARD S. HAUBER A star of the svienve elass is he, An artist too, of ability, His light of knowledge is getting bright Success for him. is sure in sight. LUCY J. Woons A neat and cheerful little maiden, With wisdanfs bright gifts bountifully laden, Great inodesty is her elzaraeteristiar trait On this subject we shall not debate. HELEN M. LEARN In stature, "Blondie" is very small, Her dearest ehuins are rather tall,' In manner she is newer rude, Cheerful always is her mood. LUCY M. FRITZ Divinely tall and serenely fair, With always a curl in her silken hairg Looking for joy all the while, And always pleasing with a winning smile. HERBERT P. SORG In flass he helps the editor In Basketball he helps still mare. He's had sueress in his sfhool career His future tasks he does not fear. THE MEMO 17 , X ' I X : S M C H s . 1 2 7 5 " li lr' . 5 d 5, ,f ' S9 f f ,le"' " 'f A Q, EDWARD S. HAUBER - Science. Debating C3, 455 Glee Club C455 Baseball C2, 3, 455 Bowling C355 Basketball CZ, 355 Football C2, 355 C. H. A. A. C1, 2, 3, 455 Artist C455 Public Speaking C3, 455 Choir Cl, 2, 3, 455 Christian Doctrine Cl, 255 Buddies C255 Draniatics C155 Literary C45. LUCY J. WOODS Entered junior '25, Science. Class Historian C455 Editor's Stal? C455 Choir Cl, 2, 3, 455 Glee Club C3, 455 Debating Club C35. HELEN M. LEARN Entered Junior '25, k.OllllllCl'ClHi. Orchestra C455 Choir Cl, 2, 3, 455 Bask- etball C1, 2, 355 Glee Club C3, 45. LUCY M. FRITZ f It If ,, , 4 Entered Junior '25. Commercial. I1-QQ: 3 w Glee Club C3, 455 Choir Cl, 2, 3, 455 " 1 Basketball C1, 2, 35. 4 HERBERT P. SORG Regular Cl, 2, 3, 455 Debating C355 Choir Cl, 2, 3, 455 Dramatics C155 Elo- cution C3, 455 Glee Club C455 Varsity Basketball C3, 455 German C2, 455 A5s't. Editor C455 Varsity Baseball C3, 455 Christian Doctrine C45. 18 THE MEMO SMCHS '27 ANDREW E. KRONENWETTER llvfv alivayx lzvlfvful and ll'!It' III S!"lI'l'It'4' l1v'.v a lradrr Inu., Ill .S'f10rf.v IIFYA' also madv ll 11111110 1-ind in his .vfzzdim dmxv flu' .m1m'. MONICA G. MCHENRY S0 u'illi11g to fvlfaxf, Yvf Nady fn z'z'a.w, .-llfuayx a f1'ir11d ll"l1r1 will lIl"I'f'1' j11'r'fz'11d. GERALDINE E. ERICH F1111-l0:'i11g bu! i11d1l.vlri1111.v, Vvl 11v':'r1' frcafvx a fusx. Alwayx frimdly i11 hm' f11'f1'4111.v, Nrzwr lvarffivzllm' i11 lzvr f.x'm'li1111.v. LEQNA T. FRITZ Hluz' I'-X'l'.V and flfI.l'!'Il l1ui1', Rvady fu a.v.vi.vt with utlrfrav' fare. 111 lm' vfforfx .flzf will ll!'1'4'l' dfifflll If-rw' Wafly lu do lzvr xlzarv. NORDERT G. Fmrz .lffllifr lad :vas lIl"?'t'l' yvl I'l7l' N01'l11'1'f .dom 1111! zuorrg' 111' frfl lllzmyx TA't'f77'llIQ 0 lmffvy .vmile llis f1'ir'11d.fl1ij1 ix .vurv lo last ll ivlziln 'THE MEMO 19 . .. .. , 2 .. l 4 1 13, SMCHS ,N-, 'Z 7 , A N l lf, fy f of fi ,Ill i " QW ' , I ANDREW E. KRONENWETTER Science Cl, 2, 3, 453 Debating: C353 liloeution C453 Christian Doctrine Cl, 1 253 Choir Cl, 2, 3, 453 Spanish C453 ' Baseball C453 Class Secretary C453 6 Varsity Basketball C453 Associate Edit- ur C453 Assistant Class Artist C45. yi WWW- MONICA G. MCHENRX' lr Entered Junior QS. Regular and 5 Commercial. um fini, cs, 45, Chun- 2? Cl, 2, 3, 45, GERALDINE E. ERICH Regular and Commercial. Choir Cl, 2, 3, 453 Glee Club C3, 453 Debating Club C353 Eclitur's Staff C45. LEONA T. FRITZ Regular and Commercial. Choir Cl, Z 2, 3, 453 Glee Club C3, 452 Debating Club C353 Class Historian C45. NQRBERT G. FRITZ Counuercial Cl, 2, 3, 453 Huuiorist A C453 Baseball Cl ,2, 3, 453 Elocution C2, 3, 453 Choir Cl, 2, 3, 453 Basketball Cl, 253 Christian Doctrine Cl, 253 Debating C453 Dramatics Cl, 2, 3, 45. 20 THE MEMO SMCHS '27 CLIFFORD A. SORG Clifford talees the Coninzereial Course For which l1e'll newer feel remorse, His rerord he has never marred In basketball he now plays guard LQRRAINE E. WILHELM Lorraine, so petite and fair, liver eager to do her slzarv, ll"itlz a smile an lzer fare, .S'l1e'll trinmffli in life's rave. VERKJNICA T. Kosco Veronica so gifted and refined, ll'itl1 dis,bosition ezfer kind, In her ronternlvlaled -work as Plzysiral teacher lVe flredirt .Y1lt'1't'.V.f for this friendly ervature. FRANCES K. GREGORY Her pastime is reading, llfhile adnzonitions she is lzeeding. Hut her outstanding ideal ls to use truth as her seal. JAMES J. GOETZ The Year Hook has an editor A lover of athletic lore, His studies are so very good He sure has done tlze best lze fould. THE MEMO 21 ' x. , 5: ml' 27 , li 5 f 1 fa fit S M C H S CLIFFORD A. SORG Regular Cl, Z, 3, 455 German CZ, 455 Choir Cl, Z, 3, 455 Varsity Basketball C3, 455 Varsity Baseball C1, Z, 3, 455 Dramatics C155 Debating C455 Public Speaking C3, 455 Secretary Athletic Ass'n. C45, Business Mgr. C455 Christian Doctrine Cl, Z, 35. LORRAINE E. WILHELM Science Cl, Z, 3, 455 Debating Club C355 Glee Club C3, 455 Choir Cl, Z, 3, 455 Basketball C3, 45. VERONICA T. Kosco Entered Junior 'Z5. Regular and Commercial. Business Manager C455 Choir CZ, 3, 455 Glce Club C3, 455 Bask- etball Cl, 2, 3, 45. FRANCES K. GREGORY Science Cl, Z, 3, 455 Glee Club C3, 455 Choir Cl, Z, 3, 455 Secretary C3, 45. JAMES J. GOETZ Regular Cl, Z, 3, 455 Debating C355 German CZ, 455 Choir C1, Z, 3, 455 Glee Club C455 Basketball C3, 455 Baseball Cl, Z, 3, 455 Public Speaking C3, 455 President C. H. A. A. C455 Editor C455 Christian Doctrine Cl, Z55 Varsity Baseball C455 Varsity Basketball C45. 22 'THE MEMO SMCHS '27 LAWRENCE P. MULLANEY Lawrrvzrc' is an ideal boy, Iiringing all around him jay, .-1 laadvr in C'au'1merrz'al work 'l'11v mining .vlrifv lu' will nu! xlzirk. EMELIA C. KNEIDEL if vlzarmiug smilv and a gruflg hvart, Franz surf: a sulmal mah' lzx .md fa fvarf, Yr! rontimmlly faztllfnl and Hlllifllllflj' lrue, i zlrv the a.v.wf.v uf a frzvud -fm' .vlmll mfcr rue. LAURA R. Fox Sa .vmall and .vu dark Ye! happy as a lark, Ona rauld .vr'a1'1'vly In'Iiv'z'v Inv' a .wlzinr I?-v lzfr 'I'i'Z'Uc'l'01l.Y dmnmlzmr. MARQUERITE D. REITER nx, a ima .vmzior 0 av, J r f h 1 d b Yet strwzng on the upward way, In Iuluclz to malev lzerxvlf a mmm, Perlzafv.v-wlm lm'llU'ZA'.V?' P-zwl famv atfam THQMAS R. VCJLLMER Tomzny ix our flaxs prafvlzvf, Friend ax Ima ax you lza-zu' uzvtq lIij'i4'ulfia.v lm nezfar l'U'lHlfA' HU1'll1l.Vl? ln' Izratwly llwm .s'1rr1rmu11t,r. v T H E M EMO 2 SMCHS '27 LAWRENCE P. MULLANEY Entered junior '25, Regular Cl, 2, 3, 455 Latin C155 Basketball C3, 455 Base- ball C455 Christian Doctrine Cl, 255 Public Speaking C3, 45. EMELIA C. KNEIDEL Science Cl, 2, 3, 455 Choir Cl, 2, 3, 455 Editor C455 Glee Club Cl, 2, 3, 45. LAURA R. Fox Science Cl, 2, 3, 455 Glce Club C3, 455 Choir Cl, 2, 3, 45. MARGUERITE D. REITER Science Cl, 2, 3, 455 Glce Club C3, 455 Qihoir Cl, 2, 3, 45. THOMAS R. VOLLMER Regular Cl, 2, 3, 455 Choir Cl, 2, 3, 455 Debating C355 Baseball Cl, 2, 3, 455 Basketball C3, 455 Prophet C455 German Cl, 255 Public Speaking C3, 455 Chris- tian Doctrine Cl, 25. if 6 718K f ' its , ' I WW ff, 1 L 16 x.,' X- f HIL I0 1- 9 3 I- 5 74 THE MEMO SMCHS '27 WILLIAM J. HERBST Our "Pal" so honest, kind and lrne, He is a good rnusifian loo,' In Latin he's a Virgilife And O! How well he does recite. ELVA R. HERZING We ronsider it a fvleasurr, And we deem it a treasure To be a friend of this lass Of our dignijed vlass. BERNARDA M. FRIEDL So modest and sinzrerv, To all her flassrnates dearg Ever eager for fun, ll'hen the day's work is done. MADELINE M. FRITZ . As happy and as cheerful as the day lilitli a sniile as bright as the snn's rag A loyal pal and loyal friend, A real worker and true to the end. FERDINAND F. MILLER .f-ldifertising manager To hirn the pupils all referg Honest, quick, a willing boy His friendship is without alloy. THE MEM O '75 SMCHS '27 WILLIAM J. HERBST Science Course 11, 2, 3, 453 Debating 13, 45, Elocutilon 13, 45, Christian Doc- trine 11, 2, 3, 455 Choir 11, Z, 3, 45, Spanish 1353 Varsity Baseball 13, 453 Varsity Basketball 13, 45, Glee Club 13, 45, Exchange Editor 145, Class Secretary 1353 Entertainers 125g Orch- estra 13, 45. ELVA R. HERZING Science 11, 2, 3, 453 Choir 11, 2, 3, 45, Glee Club 13, 45. BERNARDA M. FRIEDL Commercial. Basketball 145, Choir 11, 2, 3, 45, Glee Club 13, 45. MADELINE M. Fmrz Commercial. Orchestra 145, Glee Club 13, 453 Choir 11, Z, 3, 45. FERDINAND F. MILLER Commercial 11, Z, 3, 453 Debating 135, Choir 11, 2, 3, 453 Baseball 11, 25, Advertising 145, Christian Doctrine 11, 253 Elocution 13, 45. 0 9 ffl X 1 xl ' ly 1" Q 26 THE MEMO SMCHS '27 HERBERT J. MINICH Herbert is a likablv rlzap, For .vfvort or study, his on tafg' T0 tht' Latin and S'fvani.vl1 rla.v.vv.v bclong llc alxo anstvcrs Ihr Sriczzvr gang. CAROLINE M. RUPPRECHT This rc'.vf'rf'c'd .vtudcnt ix twry 7vz'.vr', 111 tho1lgl1t.v, .vl1c".v .roaring to thc Jkffx. 'llzouglz .vo xhy and .vo svdatv, ll'c among thc lcadvrx rats. MARIE C. GREGORY Szlrftzozuztizlg awry obxtavlc' in hm' high .vrlzool rourxv Nc'-rar .vhcdding a tvar of rfgrrt or rcmonvv. ."ltI.t'l01lX to .mt't'z'0d in caflz tiny tnxk xl f7t'i'Z'll!'!ll' we devm in her frivudslzip 10 bask. BERNICE M. HEINDL With blavle hair and brown vyvs, - And ambition enough to rcaflz thc skmv In lifl7,X lcdgvr shc'll gi':'c favorablf' .rat- i.rfaf'ti0h, And zuzll meet, fuztlz a smllc, zts c'wry cxartlozz. AIfBERT j. WEHLER Albert is a fommcruial man, In rlaxs hols always in the wan, Ever ready at a mouzentir fall He docs his Quark be it great or small. 'THE MEMO 27 SMCHS HERBERT J. MINICH Entered junior '25, Science, Spanish C455 Classical Public Speaking C3, 455 Basketball C3, 455 Sport Editor C455 llebating C3, 455 Baseball C45. CAROLINE M. RUPPRECHT Science Cl, 2, 3, 455 Glee Club C3, 455 Assistant Editor C455 Choir Cl, 2, 3, 45. MARIE C. GREGORY Regular and Commercial Cl, 2, 3, 4 5 Glee Club C3, 455 Choir C1, 2, , 5 Orchestra C45. BERNICE M. HEINDL Commercial C1, 2, 3, 455 Choir Cl, 2, 3, 455 Glee Club C3, 45. AI.BERT j. WEHLER Regular Cl, Z, 3, 455 Debating C3, 455 Dramatics C155 German CZ, 355 Public Speaking C3, 455 Christian Doctrine Cl, 2, 355 Class Poet C455 Choir Cl, Z, 3, 455 Baseball Cl, 255 Basketball C3, 45. df f Ki' 27 lla' 5 P yu ,Ill Q v P K ill I 5 3 45 l i 28 'THE MEMO SMCHS '27 ALMA I. KRONENWETTER With a woife seeond to none, Ever eager when her work is done To cheer us with a ditty, So lively and so witty. ALICE H. MULLANEY A Colleen true to the Emerald Isle, Call her Irish makes her smile. A maiden tall, but yet so sweet A pleasure to see and a pleasure to meet. BERTHA D. KERNER Five-foot four and 7'ery slim In appearanee always trim, Each day engaged in the same pursuit From the Tree of Knowledge gathering fruit. FREDERICK J. BENNINGER Fred is a very quiet eliap, Who goes to work with a push and snap Drawing about him many friends, Whose wants and cares he always tends. TO THE GRADUATES Oh be our Faith, our guiding Star, Dear graduates of twenty-seven Tho' we in life may wander far, May we all meet in Heaven. 'THE MEMO 29 1 3 ' SMCHS 327 ' C' N ik' We ffl ,lllr ' My C U , ' ALMA I. KRONENWETTER Science. Glce Club C3, 453 Choir Cl, 2, 3, 453 Class Artist C453 Basketball Cl, 2, 3, 45. ALICE H. MULLANEY Entered Junior '25. Commercial. Joke Editor 1453 Glee Club C3, 453 Choir Cl, 2, 3, 453 Basketball Cl, 2, 3, 45. BERTHA D. KERNER Commercial. Choir fl, 2, 3, 453 Glee Club C3, 45. FREDERICK J. BENNINGER Commercial. Debating C3, 453 Base- ball Cl, 2, 3, 453 Bowling C353 Basket- ball C35. rw' ? 1 W" I - iii Y 15341 113.5 O THE MEMO Graduation Day 24" Dear schoolfmates true, the time is here, When we must part and say adieu, And leave the school we love so dear, To start another life anew. We loathe the thought of leaving all, Our books, our friends, our teachers, too We do not wish to heed the call, To say goodfbye to friends so true. We love you, teachers of the school, We love each corner and each nook, We love the laws and golden rules, And realize the pains you took. We know we caused you grief and pain And that you've toiled much for us too, But all this work is now our gain, And for these things we now thank you Full many a time when we were sad, And all the world looked strangely blue You urged us on and made us glad, We saw a silver cloud shine through. Dear Alma Mater, let this be, fReluctant thoughj goodfbye to you, We'll always try our best, you'll see, And promise to be always true. Caroline Rupprecht 9 9 THE MEMO 31 ISTQRY i g ff'5 s4 g 2 " 1fg3f"'j'1,! . wx 1 ,ff v-If ' xx f , A4 l Mfr T- 1 Ulm nlllillhx ""'. "' 3541110 --VIH:-4 I Il. 1' v , 5' . .4 5-1, I ' i -' s x 1 'iall I .. g Q v 1.'2','u':,, A ll y li We I iw!! fy. ,J ll Ml f f 1 1 o, '6 5, , Il l W ll ,l f If W' 1' All IJ J, W ' ' .L f gl, l 5' N ' 1 gi' ask 1, - ff' if , yy - li 4 fl , 3,1 ,ff 1,3 lvl ff' ff lx it V1 yi 1 ' ' X 'V rl' I , -. 5 .. Ml -'17, ,f , ' X ,gy I . . .- . ., lli jg in .. l ---g,11:::::::.',1 ll at mn'rn4.,,- j ,sr , n -,A - xl ,N p Aqgfrigf:-5:12-:ingcl ll ' - .4 , ,.. v History of the Class "Advance then, ye children of the future." Like the mighty oak, who in its infancy lies buried to the world, so we. The acorn is the beginning of a beautiful tree. We are the beginning of a new generation. The sapling grows, and fights, and strives for existence, it lays its roots deep into the bosom of mother nature, and bc- coming rooted, it prospers and merges victorious over its natural enemies, so we. We grow from boyhood and reach the age of glorious manhood. We have our innocent tears and little heartbreaksg our sad and happy hours, days that will not come back. And as we grow older and wiser we struggle, as does the tree, against earthly obstacles to success, spiritual enemies, and the barriers of a clear conscience. Oh! how supremely happy we will be, when the overshadowing power of eternal night looms, that we can look back and recount the days of boyhood and manhood, never fearing that in all our beautiful life, there has been one misdirected step, one act which will burn in our memory and send us into everlasting death, bitter against life, and regretting the loss of the happy days of yore. Of the early school life I know little, nor can I produce vividly that sensation vxhich accompanies a child when going to school for the first time. All I can make of the confused memory is a vast hubbub of noise, the frightened cries of children and the soothing words of the kind teacher hovering over them. That is all. But if you take a position where you can command a view of every tot, tripping by you on its way to school, you have a fairly good picture of the thoughts of those children. The interest displayed in their little book, the proud look, that says plainly, I know my AfBfC's, and the eager, wholesome manner with which it heeds the bell, all pro- claim a sincere enjoyment of study. With the passing of the years came an increase in study and also a little shirking. Arithmetic, and Grammar, and Spelling, intellectual development, and mischief in all manner of forms, came in rapid succession. It is a curious fact how the mind so readily responds to problems set before it. Like the matured mind wrestling with the problems of the day, seeking a solution, so the brain of the youngster delves into hidden knowledge, seeking, ever seeking. I can but skim over the first four years of school 52 THE MEMO life. There were pranks and childish jokes, honors and petty jealousies, an ever increasing desire to attain the goal so far distant. This and the next few years brought out all pent up spirits that can animate a class of boys. Never have I seen so many pranks as were enacted under the old roof and on the big playground. Think of some sixty boys, full of life and highly strung, waiting for the welcoming recess bell, Clang! A mad scramble, punctuated by several whoops and a perfect deluge of humanity tumbles from the door. But alas ff that teachers', "Return boys ff line up ff file out." So much time lost on fights, acrobatic feats, and finally the comforting shade of the friendly trees. It was not at all novel to make believe we did not hear the jarring clang of the bell summoning us back to the class room, and to come straggling in late, braving the consequences. One glorious afternoon, a decaying tree at the far end of the playground, afforded us a new idea for the trying out of our physical abilities. The tree must come down. To the tone of lusty shouts and a great display of physical prowess, the operation was carried out. Like mighty conquerors we returned to the class room ff late, but too jubilant to fear the teacher's ire. Not the Sister bid us welcome, however. Something more formidf able confronted us at the door. Rev. Father Charles was there. Those eyes! that look! how it paralyzed us. The heavy tread of the conquerors began to lag, the look of bravado died out of the Hery eye, and the longing to sneak to our seats unobserved, dominated every thought. None of us was hurt, but tree fighting never again had any allurements for us. During this year we learned the Palmer Method of writing. This, later proved a valuable asset in our high school work. We shall ever feel grateful to the Sister who labored so patiently for us to attain this success. Happy was the day when we were the proud recipients of the Palmer certificate. The conclusion of the eighth year finished the first leg of the journey towards graduation. It was with regret that we saw the passing of grade life and the loom' ing of harder work in the high school ahead. When the summer was waning and the trees began to lose their verdure the welcome urge drove us back to school. Not all of the class, however. The summer months and the period of inactivity caused many of our classmates to seek jobs. So when school opened upon an era of higher study and deeper thought many a vacant desk marked the passing of school chums, fellows whose memory still clings to us and offers spice for conversation when recounting old times. The Gymnasium now became our study palace. It did not take us long to become acquainted with the new building and its new presentations. Algebra, Bookkeeping, Science, and a score of other subjects claimed our attention. Now was coming the real test. The mind began to broaden, it developed an imagination, it sometimes soared to the sky. Not as a fanciful speculator but with true ends and aims in view. Unfortunately the ill health of our teacher, early in the year obliged her to give up teaching for the quiet of a sick chamber. Many of the former pranks were resumed and study lagged for some time. Our principal, seeing this, finally divided the class and put us in with older students where there was more work and less play. With thc return of our former teacher the ordinary routine was resumed and we made up, to some extent, for lost time. The Freshman year concluded, we spent another summer, as boys will, and there' upon returned to school, minus a few more of the original class. The summer vacaf tion had again taken its toll and left our ranks depleted. Our hopes of a large graduf ating class were shattered, only half the number remained. About this time the new high school building which had been under construction on grounds opposite our class' room and whose progress we had solicitously watched was completed. Ours was the pleasant task of carrying books and chairs, desks and other furnishings from the old to the new building. Then there was cleaning and varnishing, repairing and general house cleaning, for no student was willing to see anything go into the grand new school that had not been made to appear like new, as far as their efforts could make it so. ,I 4,,.W,W,i,W,v,-y e. H. ,4gq.,, .,.,. ., , ara- 7-1 M!! THE MEMO 33 Wlien this excitement had died down and we were comfortably established in our news quarters, school again continued in earnest. The Sophomore year progressed splendidly. Geometry supplemented Algebra and proved to be very interesting. A rather difficult bookkeeping set was introduced, while Medieval replaced Ancient History. It was during this year that we became acquainted with the real advantages of study and the opportunities offered the educated man. This year passed quickly and before long we saw the formidable door, labeled "Junior" looming at no great distance. The spring examinations came and went, as did the summer vacation. At last we were Juniors. Now the goal for which we had longed since boyhood was not a vague dream but assumed something like the appearance of reality. In this ycar we were joined by some students from the Sacred Heart School who were warmly welcomed by all. This bolstered up our class which had been thinning rapidly. We entered with great zeal into the work before us, determined to win. We not only improved in our required studies but went ahead with other work as well. An orches- tra, composed mostly of Junior boys came to life and flourished. It was the foundaf tion for future social activities in the school. The issuing of our monthly bulletin fell to some extent upon us, and the publication of a high school annual in this year paved the way for public literary work along other lines. The Junior year was sucf ccssful for most of us. That year we stood on the side lines watching the Senior class to their commencement, thrilled to think that we would be the next in line. The September of 1926 found us back at school with but a remnant of that once numerous student body. But we were Seniors! Think of it! Like the mighty oak which had striven upward from the soil we climbed upwards from little tots of the primary grades into mighty Seniors and claimed our place in the front ranks. Many new things greeted our Senior year and many difficult problems presented themselves. Our studies were hard and at times almost impossible. But we succeeded and had time for sport as well. When school took up in the fall a high school basket ball team got ready for operation. They issued and accepted invitations to meet others in this popuf lar game, and were the happy winners in all but two encounters. just now the base ball team is doing its best to meet all comers in the field. Already two games are scheduled, the first against Punxsutawney on April 29. Our Orchestra too, has been busy in its field, and our singing classes have not been idle. Between studies and athletics, music and song, frequent reception of the Sacraments and the benign in- fluence of our holy Religion our school days have passed on the wings of time and we are surprised and grieved to note that but few days remain 'till we must bid a final farewell to the days of school life. Through trials to triumph, is our motto. We will not attempt to deceive our' selves with the illusion that a flowery path lies before us. Trials we shall have, and against trials we are going to wage an everlasting combat and with the help of God we are going to emerge victorious, loyal sons of our Alma Mater, faithful citizens of our beloved country, true children of our heavenly Father, and dauntless soldiers of Christ our King. -James Schloder, '27 14' 'THE,MEMO Varied Nature 'lf' On a summer eve when all is calm, The air is sweet with fragrant balm, The orb of day sleeps in the west, And all the birds have gone to rest. Soon the silent shadows creep, E'en the flowers fold in sleep, The mystic dust drawn to the clouds Drapes all nature in dark shrouds. Then comes winter's drifting snow, In cold flurries to and fro, Solemn sound. the village chimes, As they echo thru' the pines. People know this so they sigh, As they bid bright days goodfbye, But the cold and frost can't last, When the icy winds have passed. Slowly comes the warmer time, And it seems a different clime, The birds are heard on fluttering wing Which surely proves " 'tis Spring, 'tis Spring F' THE MEMO 35 Class Prophecy On June 17, 195 7, I started out to visit my chums and companions of boyhood days. I am a millionaire of boundless wealth, and I decided to visit each and every one of my school companions. They have wandered far and are scattered over a great portion of the Earth, Europe, Asia, Africa, Alaska and South America. There are only five of them living in the United States, their own country. My Iirst visit was to New York, where I called on James Schloder. He is the most renowned surgeon in America, and has also won fame in Europe. I can remember him so distinctly that it seems only yesterday since I was with him in school. He was such a romantic fellow who loved the beauty of the fairer sex, and yet when I came to New York I found him a confirmed old bachelor. I stayed with him a few days and then set sail for Philadelphia on the ship Mary Ann, for I had next to visit my pal, Herbert Minnich, who is a prominent lawyer in that city. In school this boy was meek and lowly, but I found him in the exclusive society in Philadelphia. He is what you might call a social lion. His residence is on Fifth street, known as the residential section of the money kings. I almost forgot to say Mr. Minnich is a great lover of music. This fact was a great help to me in finding him. I arrived in Philadelphia late at night, and not finding him at home, proceeded to scour the theatrical district. I found him taking in Grand Opera at the "Howling Owl." He was so intent listening to the music that he failed to take note that his body was leaning far out over the railing of his box. Yes, I rescued him from his precarious position. I stayed with him for a week and then embarked on the Silver Star which sailed to San Francisco through the Panama Canal. At San Francisco I found that Thomas Moriarity had just been appointed to the position of Admiral of the Pacific Fleet. I decided to pay him a visit after I had called on Albert Wehler who was Heavy Weight Champion of the World, in the manly art of self defense. In school this boy was lacking weight and was in poor health. Now he rules all, both by the power of his muscles and of his brain. I then received permission from the state to visit Admiral Thomas Moriarity and also obtained passports to sail with him to Alaska. The trip was a glorious one. Warm weather marked the journey from the beginning and stayed with usg nor had we to contend with rough seas. I stayed in Alaska for a week. When I was about to leave I had the good fortune to run into William Herbst who was doing missionary work among the Eskimo tribes of that snowy waste. I talked with him for a while and then he induced me to make him out a check for a few odd thousand to help a good cause. Well, I would have stayed longer only my ship sailed that afternoon for Japan, where I was going to visit my pal, Clifford Sorg, Ambassador to that country. In japan, Sorg was doing wonderful work for his country, making treaties and quelling out' breaks against the United States. Here he introduced me to the Mikado, the god and Emperor of Japan. It was a wonderful day for me. But as I wished to push on Mr. Sorg secured passports for me to Africa, where I visited James Goetz, then the richest miner in that country. He had an abundance of oil wells too, and his diamond mines one could not buy for millions. He took me to the mines where he secured for me a large diamond worth thousands, and which I would not sell for a million. He then took me to the oil fields where we watched them shoot a number of wells. I stayed in Africa about a month. During this time I took in a hunting expedition in which I was lucky to bag an elephant and two lions. . 36 'THE MEMEO Next I went to Southern Africa where I met General Andrew Kronenwetter, who was in the service of France fighting for the heroic Boers who once more attempted their independence. After some time I crossed the country to the Atlantic side and took a ship for Italy where I was to meet my pal and friend, Norbert Fritz, who was helping the king to straighten out money matters which that country owed the United States. At this work Fritz could not be equalled for at school he had been for four years the treasurer of the class and had kept our accounts in wonderful condition. Next I journeyed to France where I met my chum, Ferdinand Miller. He was the foreign selling manager for the Ford Motor Company. In this he excelled, for he could sell more cars than they could make. He showed me the city of Paris, and from seeing it once, I readily promised him that I would come some time soon to see it again. Bidding Ferdinand goodfbye I traveled on to Germany where I looked up Lawrence Mullaney who was teaching the Germans their own language. He was a great writer in this language, too, and was also winning fame as an orator and statesman in the great German Reichstag, the body of men that rule the country. I stayed with Mullaney about two weeks every moment of which was full of interest and pleasure, however, I could not remain long as I had yet several other places in Europe to visit. I prepared to take leave and go on to Russia where I was to meet Herbert Sorg, brother to Clifford Sorg, the ambassador to Japan. Lawrence Mullaney being a great power in Germany, secured for me a free passage into that country. But best of all, he also-arranged to initiate me into the field of real adventure, I was to sail on the Dirigible Berlin which was making her maiden flight to Moscow, the capital of Russia. The trip was wonderful. In the air for a day and a half under ideal weather in a clear, cloudless sky, you could see the large mountain tops, capped with snow, against a blue background and skirted with the darker tree masses below, sometimes black points breaking through the white, wavy masses above. W'hen I landed in Moscow a multitude of people soon gathered around the ship. Cfficers, however, cleared the way for one man especially. I soon saw that the people fell back respectfully when they saw him. Back of the thick growth of alfalfa which covered his face I distinguished my old school pal, Herbert Sorg. He wore a large hat, decorated with several ostrich plumes, golden lace ornamented his collar, a broad blue piece of silk adorned his breast, and he had on the prettiest white breeches that I had seen in a long time. He wore top boots, with spurs to his heels. I was about to shake hands in true American fashion but to my surprise he made a flourish with his hat and bowed profoundly. Then he took hold of my shoulders and put two well placed kisses on my cheeks, then invited me to dinner. Of course I accepted. He told me that he was in the city to attend to the affairs of the United States. At present he was busy trying to quell the outbreaks that were taking place in the city, between political parties who each wanted their man to be President. He was com' mander of the Marines for whom his word was law. In fact, what he said counted wherever he appeared. I spent about a week with Herbert then took leave to visit my chum, Hilary Glatt, who was envoy plenipotentiary to England. England wished to form an alliance with the United States, as the ,laps were at war with her. I found Hilary exerting himself for a peaceful settlement of the differences between these two countries. He escorted me about through the city of London, showed me its Oriental section, the hop smokers and such, to whom he spoke a few words in the interest of peace. He next led me to the House of Commons where he introduced me to that THE MEMO 37 body and addressed them in eloquent words on the same subject. We also visited the tomb of Henry XII who had been murdered in the year of 1950, a few years before England formed a republic like that of the United States. I next made my way to Ireland on the ship Long Ago. When we docked at the wharf we had some trouble getting permission to land as the Irish suspected every man, woman and child that came from England. They had recently been at war with England and had won their independence. In Ireland, I met my school chum, William Timm. who was now the owner of a large ancient castle where he lived like a Lord, grown rich from his enormous brewery and distillery. While there he took me to one of the old wings of the castle where he induced me to kiss the Blarney Stone. There being Irish blood in my veins, I kissed the precious stone most willingly. I also visited his brewery in his company, during which time I learned that they had never introduced prohif bition in that country, but had strict liquor laws, well enforced. I remember when prohibition was in the United States, but it had long since been abolished, in fact as far back as 1929. From Ireland I journeyed to Argentina, purposing to visit Edward Hauber, another buddy of mine. He was soliciting trade for the United States there, but he had a hard time of it as that country was not very friendly towards our ref public. He introduced me to the President of Argentina, of 'whom he was a special friend, and as we both speak Spanish well we had a very pleasant hour together. Finally, Eddie took me up the river on his private yacht, Helen. It was a beautiful voyage, the scenery was enchanting. Overhanging branches shaded the river for miles, and flowers in abundance were seen everywhere. When we got to the Indians we camped with them and spent a few days hunting and fishing. After a month's sojourn I made my way back to the broad Atlantic. I thought that my affairs in St. Marys needed attention. So I bid farewell to Eddie, and sailed for beloved America on the ship Orleans. I arrived safe and sound and when I was walking up North St. Marys Street the mayor of the town walked up to me to shake hands and welcome me back to my home town. He said they needed a little money for the erection of a Boys' Clinic and induced me to hand him a check for ten thousand. The mayor's name is Fred Benninger, my old pal, who had graduated with me in 1927. As this completed the list of my former classmates, I resumed my business occupations well satisfied with my long vacation and the special joy the meeting of former classmates and the recounting of schoolboy pranks afforded me. The first night at home, in my library, I looked up the graduates year book of 1927, and read with renewed pleasure the class history written for the occasion of graduation by our Class Historian, James Schloder. I fell asleep that night and lived over again in dreams my happy days of childhood. -Thomas R. Vollmer. 24' 38 THE MEMO A Letter to Our Teachers New York, N. Y. June 18, 1932. Dear Teachers: 'Do you recollect all the brilliant pupils of the Class of '27? You surely couldn't have forgotten the students who took such pride in all their work! As you know, I have just taken a tour around the world, and strange to relate, I saw most of my dear old classmates, while on sightfseeing trips thru' the various cities of the universe, so if it does not bore you I shall relate some of their doings and I feel sure that their success is due to the knowledge you have instilled into the hearts and minds of your students, and I trust that the latter will always give due credit to their Alma Mater. In Paris, while taking a stroll on the Boulevard, I chanced to pass a Conservatory, and was so attracted by the strains of a haunting melody of a guitar, accompanied by the magic music of a violin and the mellow chords of a rare old piano, that I was compelled to enter and discover who these wonderful musicians were. Walking down a large hall, I discerned on the nameplate, the following titles: Mademoiselle Vocal' lette, Mademoiselle Marie, and Mademoiselle Yevette, which caused me to suffer qualms of fear, as I expected to behold some distinguished personages. But what was my great surprise and joy to see my old friends, Alma Kronenwetter, Marie Gregory and Lorraine Wilhelm. Do you remember Lucy Fritz, of the curly tresses, who used to work at jim's Candy Shop after school? Well, she purchased a share and now holds the responf sible position of business manager. And to give you an idea as to what great success she is having, she and her popular partner are planning on opening several branch stores, in a city other than St. Marys, which speaks for itself as to Lucy's managing abilitv. At St. Louis, I met Helen Hagan who turned out to be a famous financial secref tary, and she has for her assistants, Monica McHenry and Mary Roth. Their employer is loud in his praises of the marvelous knack they have for keeping books, which I am sure will be pleasing news to Sister Isabel. - At one of the leading schools in Philadelphia, the Physical Culture Instructor is our sturdy Veronica Kosco and her methods appeal to her enthusiastic feminine stu- dents in this day of sane eating and living. Chicago is the present home of Alice Mullaney where she is the star Basket Ball player of a famous team and is quite a luminary in the Athletic world. Loretta Young is the proprietress of a modern Beauty Parlor in Harrisburg. As I entered her trim shop I found her giving a permanent wave to Anna Snyder, who I found had chosen the marriage state as her vocation. Here I spent a happy hour speaking of events of our school days and many were the reminiscences brought back to us. ,YV .. W T-HE MEMO 39 The next friend I encountered was Lucy Woods who occupied no less a pretenf tious position than dean of Vassar College. Can you imagine that for shy little Lucy whose one aim in life was to become a teacher? Our class has, without a doubt, made great strides. I then visited a magnificent hospital in Pittsburgh where I met a quartet of nurses, namely, Laura Fox, Leona Fritz, Rose Dieteman and Catherine Balio. They presented charming pictures in their spotless uniforms and seemed more than contented with their noble work in assisting humanity. A While walking thru' the business section of Nebraska, I chanced to pass a charm- ing tea inn, which bore the name of "The Blue Shoppe" and my fancy was so attracted by its neat appearance that I entered and immediately learned the reason for its name, for the interior was beautifully decorated in a lovely blue contrasting with white. The first person I espied was Frances Gregory, After setting before me a feast fit for a king, she told me of the great success she and her friend Margurite Reiter were have ing with their shop. I didn't doubt this a bit for their bill of fare was so delicious and satisfying to the palate, and the surroundings were so neat and cozy, that I didn't see how anyone could lunch here and not return again. At the Sacred Heart Mission House in Baltimore, I saw a slim Sister looking every inch the picture of one of God's choices from His garden of flowers. She had such a contented and serene expression on her face, and seemed so far above the petty cares and worries of this world, that I was a little awed and at the same time, envious of her "abovefthisfworld" demeanor, but when she bestowed upon me a friendly smile I at once recognized my old friend Emelia Kneidl. I was not a bit surprised to discover her identity for it was an open secret at school that "Emily" would become a nun at the first opportunity. I greatly admired her vocation for to be chosen by God as one of His brides is an honor to which none is equal. Most of my other friends seemed to have chosen New York as the goal in which to try their fortunes, for here I met the other members of my class. One store in the city has given over an entire floor to ways and means of beautify- ing the home and Monica Herzing is the expert interior decorator who has charge of this department. She is really a genius in her chosen occupation and gave me quite a bit of advice on materials, the proper blending of colors, and contrasts in color harmony. Caroline Rupprecht is quite famous for she is an assistant to one of the most noted attorneys in America. Madeline Fritz has a modern kindergarten and her charges seem to idolize her. This is no mystery as "Max," Kas she was affectionately known in school, has a way with children which is utterly irresistible. A dress making establishment on that exclusive center, Fifth Avenue, has such a flourishing trade that I decided to enter and perhaps discover the reason for its success. As I passed the door I beheld a lovely blonde model, Ruth Jacob, displaying a clever sport outfit to some pretty wouldfbe buyers and the proprietress, Bernice Heindl, was standing near. After a sale was made the customers departed and we had a little chat concerning school days. Bernarda Friedl is the owner of a Theatre on Broadway and has for her manager, 40 THE MEMO Bertha Kerner. The success of their unique venture has been amazing and I predicted added laurels for these young women if the crowds that flock to their popular play- house are any sign of future fame. Helen Learn is married to an architect and is very happy. She has a charming home and altho' it is just a simple little cottage, its honey suckle ramblers on the cunf ning front porch, its rose trellises and its nicely kept lawn make it the exact replica of my dreams. I had lunch with Helen and she is the same happyfgoflucky lassie of our school days and her cheery disposition seems to have caused the hand of time to pass her with merely a touch of his ageing wand. One day while out walking I passed a handsome structure bearing the name of Library. I entered with the intention of obtaining an interesting book and I saw a young lady of medium height, with that professional look bespeaking independence, who happened to be Monica Gleixner in the position of librarian. With a book tuck' ed under my arm, I left the building, smiling with joy at the headway our class had made in this world of ambition. Entering my hotel I ate dinner and then comfortably settled myself in a chair preparatory to spending a quiet evening reading. I was just in the midst of the plot of the story when I was suddenly awakened from my imaginary realm by hearing my radio announcing: "Geraldine Erich will now give a short oration on the Modern Catholic Girl." I immediately sat up with rapt attention and listened to a wonderful discourse which I am sure would have pleased our beloved principal, Sister Edith. The next day, to make sure that this was my class mate, and not another individual of the same name, I visited the radio station and was overjoyed to find the original of the name. Cn my return trip to the hotel, I entered a little Art Shop as I wished to purchase a miniature painting as a gift for a dear friend back home. The young lady in charge seemed quite familiar, but my memory refused to place her until she smiled and then we greeted each other warmly for this charming person was none other than Elva Herzing. Her shop is an attractive spot and she has many beautiful paintings in her possession. W 5 I realize, dear Sisters, that my letter is rather lengthy, but as you are well aware of the fact that the class of 1927 was the largest ever in Elk County I know you will be glad to learn of its success. Lovingly, -Catherine Balio, '27 14" THE MEMO 41 My Little Crucifix I had my little crucihx Which is so dear to mcg When I was just a little tot And knelt at mother's knee. From then 'til now in work or play I had it with me near: When days were blue, it seemed And aided me in fear. When I had erred by word or deed To my sad mind it told: "Confess your wrongs, then sin no more And come into My fold." And when I die I hope to have My crucifix so dearg Right with me when I breathe my last To overcome all fear. A f-Gerv: 14" Providence The storm raged fierce that summer night The clouds were rushing by The ocean roared with fearful might A dreadful scene, the sky. A light by the seashore flickered dim The home of a fisherman. Withiii, a woman slight and slim, The wife of the fisherman. Waking her children she told them to pray To the Maker of mankind, But scarce could she speak, she dreaded so That torturing thought of her mind. "O children! Pray for your father tonight And ask St. Anthony Ol pray to God that your father might Be saved from the angry sea!" And they prayed with zeal untiring To the One who help them could And said their prayers inspiringg By the door the mother stood. A footstep then, and a moment's wait, The mother all aglow. Meets husband saved from the dreadful fate By a warning not to go. a light, msc Vkfortman, 'ZS I --Albert Wehler 42 THE MEMO St. Benedict St, Benedict, the Father and Founder of the Benedictine Order, was born in Nursia in the year four hundred and eighty, he was the son of a Roman noble. St. Benedict lived with his parents until he grew into young manhood, and then he was sent to a school of higher education at Rome. A nurse was also sent with him, as was the custom in those days. After some time, fearing he would fall into the hahits of sin from the bad example of the youths attending college there, he resolved to dis' continue school. It was about the year live hundred, when he abandoned literary studies and left Rome. St. Benedict had no intention when leaving school to live the life of a hermit, but only to get away from the sinful occasions of the great city. He took with him his nurse who superintended his little household at Emfide, a town in the Simbrucini mountains. This place was about forty miles from Rome and about two miles from Subiaco. Emfide was at that time greater than it is today. It was here that St. Bene' dict performed his first miracle, by restoring entire an old earthenfware wheat sifter which his servant had broken. It was after this miracle that the people began to take notice of him and it was this publicity which again caused him to flee. This time he left without anyone knowing of it, not even his servant. He went to a lonely retired spot named Subiaco and lived the life of a hermit there in a cave. This cave had a triangular entrance, and was situated on the side of a cliff, in a valley partly enclosed by waterg a narrow and gloomy place in which to live. From the cave he could see the ruins of the Roman baths. On his way from Emfide he had met a monk, and related to him all his troubles. This man's name was Romanus and he was an abbot of a monastery built on the top of the cliff overhanging the cave. St. Benedict lived for three years in this cave unknown to anyone except Romanus who often visited him. This monk also supplied St. Benedict with his frugal meals by bringing him daily a small loaf of bread which he lowered to him from the cliff by means of a rope. Soon this solitude was discovered by the neighboring people. These he instructed and converted and was greatly esteemed by them. Some time after when the abbot of a certain monastery died the community begged him to become their abbot, but knowing these monks to be very lax he did not want to accept the office. Overcome by the entreaty of the monks he Hnally consented, but said to them that his life and theirs would never agree because their manner of living was different from his. When St. Benedict took charge of the monastery he tried to enforce the proper observance of monastic life which did not please the brethren. So some of the monks began to ligure out a way in which to get rid of him. One day while he was eating his dinner a glass of wine was given him to drink, and as was his custom before taking the wine, he made the sign of the cross over it. When he did this the glass immediately broke into pieces from no natural cause whatever. Thus God made known to St. Benedict that one of the monks had put poison into the wine so to dispose of him. St. Benedict quietly arose and left them to go back to his cave, advising the brothers to choose another abbot for their monastery. His miracles became more frequent and the people seeing his sanctity and character wished to be under his guidance and many came from surf rounding towns to Subiaco so as to be under his care. St. Benedict seeing all this 'THE MEMO 43 submitted to the desire of the people and successively built twelve monasteries in the valley below, each with a superior and twelve monks, while he lived with some of his monks in a thirteenth. It was then and there that he drew up the monastic rule which he based on the two great principles of prayer and labor. Thus was founded the Benedictine Order. St. Benedict also started schools to train and educate children, amongst the first of whom were Maurus and Placid, two little boys, who became very dear to him and who in turn loved him as a father. St. Benedict stayed at Subiaco until the year five hundred and twenty-nine. He and his followers occupied themselves in various ways: clearing land, making gardens, carrying water, erecting monasteries, teaching the children, preaching to the neighbor' ing people, reading, studying, receiving strangers and the like. All were busy, St. Benedict would not have it otherwise. The life and character of the monks attracted many to the new monasteries and this again started persecution. From one of the neighboring parishes came jealousy and the vile attempt to scandalize St. Benedict and his followers by sending a number of girls immodestly dressed into the court yard of the saint's monasteries. Thereupon St. Benedict decided to bid farewell to his beloved cloister, in order to save his followers from further persecution. He left Subiaco and went to Monte Cassino. At the crest of Monte Cassino there was an ancient chapel, where people still worshipped the god Appollo. Around this chapel were woods in which devils were served by the wicked sacrifices which were offered there. St. Benedictine upon his arrival, beat the idols to pieces, and set fire to the woods. The temple was made into a Catholic oratory and by his constant preaching the people were soon converted to Christianity. The monastery which he built here differed from those in Subiaco, in this, that he had now one large building where he kept all his brethren and not a number of small ones like he had there. The place of this monastery was on the main highway to the south of Italy and not like Subiaco in a valley away from every one and where it was hard to reach. His visitors now were men of all classes and ranks. His monasf tery became the center of influence and many bishops and abbots came to seek the advice of Benedict. In the surrounding country he and his monks preached and made many converts. In trials, in accident, in want, the poor sought and received aid at the monastery. Benedict also, later on, founded a monastery at Terracino on the coast about forty miles away. In establishing his Order St. Benedict provided for a wide range of activities so that his monks could undertake any kind of work, teaching, preaching, studying, painting, agriculture, helping the poor, science, art, everything that was compatible with life in community and the recitation of the Divine Office. St. Benedict died in the year five hundred and fortyfthree. It was about this time that we hear of his twin sister, Scholastica, who was dedicated from her infancy to Our Lord. When she would come to visit him, the man of God came to meet her at a place that belonged to the abbey, not far from the gates. This visit took place only once a year. At one time when he went to visit his sister she wanted him to stay over night, but he said it was against his rule to stay outside of the monastery. The sky was clear and not a cloud was to be seen when the man of God said that he could not stay. His sister, disappointed, folded her hands on the table, put her head down for a moment and said a little prayer to Our Lord. When she lifted her head 44 THE MEMO it began to thunder and lighten and to rain so heavily that neither St. Benedict nor any of his monks would dare to venture outside the door. A Three days after St. Benedict had stayed with his sister he saw something in the form of a dove ascend through the clouds. It was then made known to him that his sister, Scholastica, had died and that her soul had gone to heaven in the form of a dove. He sent for her body to be brought to his abbey and buried it in the grave which he had prepared for himself. It was at this time that St. Benedict saw in a vision some of the hidden things of Cod. Among other things he saw that his Order would exist to the end of time. He told his monks that the time of his death was near, and bade them open his grave for him. He took sick shortly after and on the sixth day of his illness requested his monks to take him into the oratory, where he armed himself with the Body and Blood of jesus Christ. While he was there, his arms lifted to heaven in prayer, he died. He was buried in the same grave with his sister in the oratory of St. John the Baptist, which he had built when he overthrew the god Appollo. It is not known if the relics of these saints are still buried at Monte Cassino or whether they were moved to Fleury, in the seventh century. St. Benedict's order is now over one thousand four hundred years old and is, as he foretold, still vigorous and active in all parts of the globe. - -Edward Hauber '27 ie' The Black Charger Early, at Cedar Creek was holding sway With Sheridan thirteen miles away. The boom of the cannon the clear air rent. Mounting his black steed toward Cedar Creek went. Mid clatter of hoofs and panting for breath The steed ran the race for life and death. Surely this brave horse is heavenly sent For faster and faster the Black Charger went. Putting the miles behind him so fast Reaching his troops, defeated at last. Shall the great speed of the steed ne'er be spent? For faster and faster the Black Charger went. "Face the other way, boys" our Sheridan said And into the light the Black Charger he led. Some hours of desperate fighting he spent With joy cries of victory the air was soon rent. O -Albert Wehler, '27 'THE MEMO 45 The "Constitution" At the Convention which met in 1786 to decide on some commercial questions, Alexander Hamilton suggested that they call a Constitutional convention to fix up the articles of Confederation. This Convention met at Philadelphia in 1787. It consist- ed of two delegates from each state except Rhode Island. Among the most prominent members were: Hamilton, Franklin, Marshall, Madison, Randolph, Morris, and George Washington, as President. The articles of Confederation were in such a state that it was impossible to revise them sufficiently to be of practical use, so a new Con' stitution was drawn up. This convention remained in session for four months. At the end of this time the new code by which we were to be governed was mcompleted. Many important rulings were in this constitution, such as: It provided an executive head, the president of the United States. It provided congress with full power of taxation, power to regulate trade, control foreign commerce, and power to levy duties. It provided a congress made up of two houses, the senate, representing the state, and the House of Representatives, the people. It gave equal rights to all citizens, in all states. It provided for a national system of courts with a Supreme Court as their head. It provided means for amending the constitution. But although this constitution had these desirable features it met with opposition. When it came before the people there were many bitter debates between those for and those against its adoption. One of these questions was whether to give supreme power to the National Government or to the States. Many people feared that if the National Government had supreme power, it would lead to the destruction of the country. These people gathered together and held meetings and formed a party known as the Anti-Federalists. Those that believed in a strong central Government banded together and formed what was known as the Federalist party. Some states accepted the constitution without much hesitation, while others accepted it only after long deliberation and with little enthusiasm. With Washington as President and the adoption of the constitution with its tenth amendment fBill oi' Rightsj guaranteeing further rights and liberties to the people, the Anti-Federalists gave their support to the constitution. The constitution provided that if nine of the states accepted the constitution it should go into effect among those who had ratified it. So it was that a year after the constitution was drawn up all the states except North Carolina and Rhode Island had accepted the new constitution and therefore it was put intoeffect. During the fall and winter of 17884789 eleven states had united to choose a President, Vice President, Senate and Representatives. The old Congress had adjourn' ed finally in the spring of 1789 in the city of New York and the new government began. The introduction of the newconstitution is important for several reasons. It be- gins with the foundation of the new government on the will of the people. Many other nations have constitutions which give their people a large amount of freedom, but these constitutions were given unwillingly or they were forced to be given. But the introduction to this declares that the Constitution of the United State is "Ordained and Established" by the people that are to be governed by it. -Ferdinand Miller, '27 46 THE MEMO The Benedictine Order The Benedictine Order consists of monks living in community under the rule of St. Benedict. This Saint did not, strictly speaking, found an Order as the term is commonly understood, but rather a Family of Brothers with an Abbot or Father at its head. Each of his houses or monasteries was to be independent of the others, thus constituting so many familiesg while the other Orders had one Superior General who ruled over all the houses established by them. Nor does it seem that St. Benedict contemplated the spread of his rule beyond the limits he had established in his own foundations. The Cradle of the Order was at Subiaco, but, being forced by adverse circumf stances to leave this place, St. Benedict repaired to Monte Cassino where he established the large and renowned Abbey from which later went forth the civilizers and rebuild' ers of Europe. These monks built up again from the ruins what the invaders from the North had laid waste in the provincesionce ruled by the Romans. Their work was accomplished by preaching, educational work, cultivation of literature and arts, and by industrial occupation. The Benedictine monk had preserved in his cell the treasures of Pagan wisdom, and the sacred learning of Christian antiquity. To the Benedictine Order the citizens, knights and princes entrusted their sons for the education of the mind as well as of the heart. It was the Benedictine monk who cleared the primeval forests of Europe, dug canals, laid roads, built bridges, made barren solitudes into blooming gardens. Their monasteries were the beginning of flourishing settlements and the nucleus of prosperous and wealthy cities, so that they contradicted the old saying that religion and piety are useless and of no avail for the earthly welfare of nations. These monks were respected by the people and honored by kings and princes for their prudent and wise counsels. Owing to their own industry and to the liberality of kings and nobles their possessions grew to vast proportions. Everywhere we read of the great and renowned institutions of learning erected by the Benedictines. Other Orders seeing the great good wrought by the mild rule of St. Benedict adopted it in great part in their own houses. Barbarian tribes, one by one, yielded to the gentle teachings of the Benedictines, and forsaking their false creeds came in great numbers to the Catholic Church. St. Augustine, sent by St. Gregory the Great, himself a Benedictine, evangelized England. At Canterbury, England, St. Augustine built his first monastery. This was toward the close of the sixth century. Many other foundations followed in quick succession and soon the Order was spread throughout the 'length and breadth of the country. It has been said that "St.'Benedict seemed to have taken possession of the country as his own, and the history of his Order is the history of the English Church." From England went forth a band of Benedictine missionaries to convert the bar- barous and warlike German tribes. As early as the seventh century Germany boasted several celebrated abbeys. From here the Benedictine Order spread to the neighboring countries, converting their people and erecting monasteries, churches and schools THE MEIMO 47 wherever they went. In Denmark and Scandavia they worked successfully. Even Iceland and Greenland were visited by them and at least two monasteries were estabf lished there. The Bohemians and the Poles owe their conversion to the Benedictines. In Austria also we find these monks, and some celebrated abbeys erected there in the ninth century are still in existence. Soon after the discovery of the New World we find several Benedictine Fathers of Spain accompanying Columbus to administer to the wants of the early Spanish settlers and to preach to the Indians. ' In the 17th and 18th centuries we read of them laboring on the American missions in what is now the United States. In 1846 Rev. Bonifice Wimmer O. S. B., accompanied by other Benedictine Fath- ers came to America to establish a monastery in this country. Shortly after their arrival they acquired some property at Beatty, Pa., where they built a Church and school and soon after, a college, the present renowned St. Vincent's College and Arch' abbey, from which have gone forth numerous foundations in all parts of the United States. Among these are: St. John's Abbey and College, Collegeville, Minnesota, St. Benedict's Abbey, Atchison, Kansas, said to possess the finest Benedictine Church in America, Holy Cross Abbey, Canon City, Colorado, St. Mary's Abbey, Newark, New Jerseyg Maryhelp Abbey, Belmont, North Carolina, with two colleges and a school. St. Procopius Abbey, Chicago, with a school and orphanage, St. Leo's Abbey, Pasco County, Florida, with a dependent priory in Cuba, St. Bernard's Abbey, Cull- man County, Alabama, with schools for boys, St. Martin's Priory, Lacey, in the State of Washington. Also at Saskatchewan, Canada, the Fathers of St. Vincents have established a monastery, and recently they have opened a large college in China. Thus we see that the civilized world, Old and New, is deeply indebted to the Benedictine Order. His' tory records the following relating to the greatness of the Order: At the beginning of the 14th century the Order comprised 37,000 monasteries. It had given to the Church 24 Popes, 200 Cardinals, 7,000 Archbishops, 15 ,000 Bishops and 1,500 canonized Saints. It had enrolled in its numbers 20 Emperors, 10 Empress' es, 47 Kings and 50 Queens. Their numbers continued to increase until the reformaf tion raised havoc with the monasteries, by confiscation, persecution and martyrdom. But in the last 70 years some of the monasteries were reopened and the Order is rapidly growing at the present time. In the Benedictine Order our Divine Redemeer manifests himself as sanctifer of the works of peace, while in the military orders we recognize Him as animating the heroes of war with supernatural life. -Lawrence Mullaney A 1? 48 THE MEMO -J' I T U 9 . 'X A A saisailaaiiasaa No Sf f . gf Aiwa y Abou Ben Adhem "To be at peace with the world," what a meaning in those few words. No pangs of conscience, nor remorse for ill done, no debts to pay, no one his enemy, this was the state of Abou Ben Adhem. Peaceful he was and contented too, with a soul and heart at rest. Such is the kind of men the world needs, men who love their fellow' men. Great beneiit can be derived from such men, men who never grumble or com- plain. So may Ben Adhem's tribe increase. - Being in this state Ben Adhem knew no sleepless nights. His nights were spent in deep, peaceful slumber. Une night as he was thus wrapped in sleep he was suddenly awakened. There in the silvery moonlight was an angel, beautiful to behold, with large lustrous eyes and hair like strands of gold surrounded by silver sheaths of the moon. His benign countenance showed tenderness and love. And lo! He was writ- ing in a book of gold by the light that shone around him. A hundred thoughts raced through Ben Adhem's mind. E What was the angel writing there? Why had he come? Was this to be his hnal reckoning? . Was this perhaps a messenger of death? Conscience was at rest so he did not fear and to the vision in the room he said, "What writest thou?" The vision raised its head and looked at him. A look of sweetness and love, a look that Abou never for' got. It made him feel happy and his courage grew. In answer to his question the vision said, "The names of those who love the Lord." Then Abou asked, "And is mine one?" L'Nay not so," answered the angel. Abou's spirit fell, to think that all his life he had done his best and now be told he did not love the Lord. But clinging to lijy:l THE MEMO 49 a last ray of hope he said, "Write me then as one that loves his fellowmenf' The angel wrote in the book and vanished, and Abou passed a sleepless night. The next day no matter how he tried to dismiss it, the thought of the angel haunted him. The sight of his presence there in his own room was continually before his mind. He ate his meals mechanically and without relish. Yet even this did not deter him from entering into a peaceful sleep that night. Meanwhile the angel had taken the book of gold up through the fleecy clouds, with more than lightning speed and presented it at the throne of God. And God blessed the names His angel had written and sent him back to earth again. The next night the angel appeared in Abou's room and the effulgent light aroused Abou Ben Adhem from his slumber. Pleased with the return of the vision he gazed in silent wonder at the angel, approaching with the open book to show him the names whom the love of God had blest and lo! the joy of heaven descended on the anxious Ben. There in golden letters stood his name, leading all the rest. And he remembered, "The other is like unto this, love thy neighbor as thyself." Development of Leigh Hunt's poem. -Albert Wehler, '27 14' Shorthand Class The boys' shorthand class of '27 Now consists of 1 and 7. Cliff, Glatt, and Lank, and Jim, James, and Hub, and Pete, and Timm. All are always hard at work, Practice none of them will shirk. Speed is now their special aim And their work is not in vain. Notes are always hard to read, One has written "said" for "seed". Another hopes that he'll get thro' Practice he has yet to do. -fAlbert Wehler, '27 THE MEM O On a Vacation To go walking by the ocean To run across the sand, With every limb in motion To show we're on the land. To go tripping mid the rushes That thrive beside the brook, To listen as it gushes 'Neath every shady nook. To go travelling 'round the city, To visit distant Rome, To admire in mournful pity Its ruins as I roam. To visit great St. Peter's To marvel at its heights, To stand entranced, when keepers Turn on its thousand lights. To take a trip to Southfland To look on the fields of gold, To see the desert's quicksand And hear its tragedies told. To come again to the homeland, To travel up and down Our land so blessed by Heaven's hand None can surpass its renown. Like this there's no other Vacation It refreshes both body and mind, To the soul it imparts a clear vision And helps its Creator to find. -james J. Goetz, '27 THE MEMO S1 A Trip Down the St. Johns River The shrill tones of the whistle had just pierced our ears, the rushing of water could be heard at the rear of the boat as it churned about the propeller, a slight jar and the coast started to drift past us. We were all seated comfortably, bound for a short journey down the river to take in a diversified scenery of swamp, jungle, and everglade. The man in charge of the launch had been in the business for a long time and knew how to show the great wonders that the tropical land reveals to those who love it. For the first hour all that we could see was endless swamps, densely filled with underfbrush and low shrubs, an ideal place for breeding mosquitos, the terror of all low lands. Presently we found the shore lined with trees of all descriptions and species. This was more pleasing to behold especially as here we saw many birds. Cranes could be seen patiently standing in the water waiting for small fish to come within their reach, while two large heron gracefully sailed overhead. Occasionally a monkey could be seen gliding swiftly from tree to tree chattering mischievously as he went. Every log that protruded out of the water was occupied by turtles taking their daily sunbath. The vegetation was becoming more and more dense as we pro- ceeded until it was almost impossible to distinguish anything twenty feet in from the shore. just as we were rounding a sharp bend, and an indescribably wild jungle land loomed up before us, the captain shut off the motor and left us quietly drift with the current. While thus drifting the captain pointed out to us a large snake that looked so much like a limb of a tree that it almost escaped our inexperienced eyes. I had often read of these snakes but never 'till now did I actually see one, and I must sav I did not desire to make its acquaintance. We were still drifting on slowly when suddenly right ahead of the boat we heard the crack of a twig followed by a loud splash. Simultaneously every head turned, just in time to see two giant alligators disappear under water. Luckily we were not in an open boat that might have tempted these giants to overturn it, for then woe to us! VVhen ready to return we crossed the river to sail up stream on the opposite shore. The current now being against us we could not make as good headway as before. This was very satisfactory to us as we now could and did scan the jungle with much more zeal, taking precautions not to miss anything whatever, as every foot of ground offered new things of beauty or interest. After having emerged from the jungle on the west side, the foliage was not so dense and wild. The palmetto hung drooping out over the bank, the large live oaks standing like giants were covered with Spanish moss that gently waved back and forth in the mild breeze. Large vines that looked like hempen ropes were strung around all trees giving them the appearance of Christmas trees, bedecked with garlands. The large cypress with its tapering trunk presented a somewhat ghostly appearance as it was bare of foliage at this time of year. Tall pines, straight as an arrow, were behung here and there with small pots on their sides to catch the turpentine. Among the trees there also were many overfrun with flamefvine, which gave them the appearance of great statues brilliantly garbed in robes of fire. At places where the river was very narrow, the trees inclined far out over the water, probably in order to get sunlight, the S2 THE MEMO tall ones nearly meeting at the top thus forming an archway or kind of canopy over the river, throwing it almost completely into shadow and making it seem like an en' chanted spot. Anon one was impressed as if in a columned archway of a cathedral where one was Hlled with awe, and dared not linger for the mere enjoyment of its cool, soothing atmosphere. It was an ideal place for a poet to let his thoughts soar aloft in the creations of his beautiful art. Water lillies grew very abundantly in this part of the river and their beautiful white blossoms and numerous buds, ready to burst, surrounded by their broad green leaves, swayed gently in the ripples of the water and added much to the enchantment of this beauty spot of nature. The Saint johns is, perhaps, the South's most beautiful river. It is also noted as being one of the few rivers that flow directly north. We were loath to return to the docks when we saw our boat headed that way, all too soon. Never will I forget this trip on the Saint Johns, and its beautiful scenery will remain as if planted in my memory. Its alluring charm will bring me back again, not in thought only, should ever opportunity offer. -Andrew E. Kronenwetter, '27 55 The Old Mill The old barn way up on the hill Is what they call the old grist mill. It is so old from many years' wear It is a wonder 'tis still there. The miller now is 'neath the ground, His ear is closed to earthly sound. The boys he greets not on the hill, When they approach the old grist mill. The mill will henceforth work no more, And no more will the waters roar As when they turned the old mill wheel Now standing forlorn, neglected and still. 'Tis twenty years, that it runs no more, Since the miller has gone to the eternal shore But they speak of the miller with sad regret And say they wish he were with them yet. -Frederick Benninger, '27 THE MEMO S3 A Real Adventure One sultry afternoon, while at our camp, we strolled lazily about, wishing for something to do. It seemed we could find nothing with which to amuse ourselves. A thunder storm was in the air and our feelings were in sympathy with the atmosphere. The fish would not bite, sitting about the camp grew monotonous, and even the stream did not seem inviting. We then wandered from the camp to a place we had never before explored. We wended our way along the narrow pathway, scrambled over logs and stumps, but fin' ally becoming weary of this we sat upon a large rock to rest, and view the country. At first we saw nothing unusual, a large woods directly ahead of us, and all around us. About fifty yards away from us flowed a small clear brook. While idly chatting with my companions, and commenting on the solitude I gazed into the deep forest, when lo and behold! I saw something on the hillside. The whole hill, with the exception of the small place where my eyes were riveted, was covf ered with trees and shrubs. My companions seeing me gazing, as they thought into space, looked in the same direction. They too, were struck with amazement when they saw the object that attracted my attention. For a short time no one spoke. But one of my friends broke the silence saying, "What is that?" We answered her curtly saying that anyone could see it was a cross. It was rudely constructed of light boards. Evidently the cross had been there only a short time, as it was not at all weather beaten. At the foot was a large mound of earth. In imagination horrible scenes of murder, a pitiful death in the woods, and a kind friend to bury the body, flashed before our minds and eyes, but this idea was rather preposterous. Who would bury a man there? Although the forest was quite dense, this spot was in full view of the highway, and several farm houses were in the not far distant neighborhood. We then thought of a man burying a pet there, an animal might be killed in the woods, but who would erect a cross over an animal? We could not find any possible solution to the mystery. We were all rather frightened, yet very curious, and determined to discover what the cross might represent, so we decided to climb the hill. We told the children that were with us, to go back to the camp. If anything happened we would be kept busy taking care of ourselves. Leading to the cross we spied a path and followed it. We had proceeded but a few feet when we saw before us a large swamp. It was plainly evident that it was impossible to cross it, so we walked all the way around it. Large branches, logs, stones and overfhanging briars greatly hindered our progress. So engrossed were we in struggling through the woods that we were very much surprised to find ourselves standing near a deep stream. The current was strong and the stream was wide, so we could not find stepping stones across, nor could we wade it. Further up the stream, however, we found a very narrow log lying across it, and thought we would at least risk it. Nothing worse than a plunge into the waters could befall us. By holding on to each other and carefully balancing ourselves, we managed to zig zag to the opposite shore. After regaining our breath we gazed about, only noticing that the woods grew thicker and thicker. The path had vanished and we had to guess at our next direction. We scrambled for perhaps ten minutes more and reached the foot of the hill. Now '54 THE MEMO that we were almost halfway, our courage partly deserted us, but then we thought after having gone so far, we would iinish our exploration. The hill before us sloped at an angle of about seventyfflve degrees. It was indeed a difficult task to climb it. We hung to each other, caught at trees and stones, at times we even crawled on our knees. We sat down several times to collect ourselves, and after a very strenuous twenty minutes' climb, we were at the top, but the cross was no where in sight. It seemed to have vanished completely and mysteriously. We were filled with excitement. The blood was tingling through our veins in a way we had never before experienced, and although we were frightened we would not admit it. We decided to walk in different directions. Wishing to be assured of each other's safety we kept up a continual "Yoo Hoo" among us. I, unluckily, was the one to discover the cross. I found it quite suddenly and the moment I spied it, 1 yelled for the others to come. I did not take a second look at it but waited with my back towards it, for the arrival of my companions. They were at my side in a short time, and with faltering steps we walked up to it. The cross was there as we saw it from the rock, and the ground was freshly dug at its foot. Perhaps to make this small happening a real blood curdling adventure, I should say that this object had turned out to be a gravefmarker. That the cross bore a strange inscription, giving no clue to the contents of the mound, and that many strange foot prints were on the ground. Also that a pick, a hammer, and an axe near the cross were partly covered. But this was not the case. On the ground was nothing mysterf ious. It was strewn with shot gun shells, and the cross was nothing but a target. Relieved and yet in a way chagrined we turned our steps campward. We fairly slid down the hill, and ran across the creek. Neither did the path seem so rugged. When the youngsters with wide open eyes asked us what it was, we replied indiff ferently that it was a target, as we caredlnot to go into explanations. We had never before been so completely foiled. -Monica B. Herzing if' Mothers' Day My Mother dear, is far away But I will see her on Mother's day. 1'1l make her face so happy and bright, And treat her best, I know is right, I'll bring her roses, her delight, She'll dream of me, I know, that night. Mother is always good and true, Oh! what don't Mothers do for you? -Norbert Fritz, '27 THE MEMO A Little Heroine Before the fight at Concord The town was filled with fear. Because the British soldiers Were in the city. near. The morning gun was Hredg . A guard patrolled the street. The farmers armed for the struggle, Which they were forced to meet. Precaution ruled their meetings Against the Tory band, Whose messengers were riding All through the troubled land. A little girl was traveling, A message in her careg When she was stopped and questioned, Will she her secret share? The men proved British soldiers From manner and from dress: And they were moving onward In search of farmer Bliss. The little lass suspected That plans would there be madeg She climbed in through the window And 'neath the table stayed. The men were feasting gayly And had a good old timeg Uur little heroine listened All silent for a time. When suddenly one soldier Stepped on her little hand: But not a sound she uttered But kept her self command. The officers were leaving Our little heroine sneezedg The officers were startled And fear upon them seized. When out from 'neath the table There walked the family catg All joined in merry laughter To see 'twas only that. Our little heroine hurried To tell the British plans And thus this little maiden Helped check the foe's advance. -Lawrence Mullaney S6 THE MEMO What Catholic Schools Are Doing in Health Education Health is one of the greatest and most beneficial gifts which we possess, but of which many people are deprived in a great degree through their ignorance, or through neglect. As health is a precious gift, we should take the greatest care and precaution in order that we may not fall a prey to one or other of the many diseases that are constant' ly making their appearance. In this matter the Catholic schools are nobly doing their share, coming to our aid with the problems of healthful living thoroughly explained to every student that wishes to join the ranks of ablefbodied and soundfminded men. In none of these schools are the teachers satisfied with merely instructing in the arts and sciences, but the child is trained mentally, morally, and physically in the fundamental rules of health which are imparted from the first, and the teachers see to it that as far as can be they are observed in the classroom. Proper position, cleanliness, calisthenic exercises, recess and outdoor games, all find a place in the regulations of school and on the daily program. The vaccination law is enforced by insisting that no pupil shall enter the class' rooms unless he or she is properly vaccinated. Every precaution is taken against such diseases as are commonly found among school children, and the motto, "Prevention is better than cure," is never allowed to be forgotten. On cold, rainy, or slushy days nothing is left undone to prevent the little ones from contracting colds or suffering the unhappy effects sometimes brought on by the inclement weather. None are more willing to co-operate with the parents, nurses and physicians in combating diseases and in promoting healthier modes of living than the teachers and other authorities of the Catholic schools, and everywhere and at any' time we can boast the slogan "Catholic schools recognize health education as a fundaf mental part of the students' training" -William Timm, '27 14' Jolly Jester On April sixth, a jolly jester Gave us a long and funny lecture. It was about good health and eats, As carrots, cabbage, oats and beets. He said we should retire early, Which will make us all strong and burly, And clean our teeth 'ere we retire, If we a healthy set desire. Next open windows 'ere going to bed, This makes us healthy, so he said. Then wash your hands, before you eat, 'Tis thus runs Jolly Jester's creed. Now try this out, and you'll have health, And health, you know is more than wealth. 'Twill cheer you up, I know it will, And you'll never get a doctor bill. -Norbert G. Fritz THE MEMO 57 Personality What is the secret of personality? The subject interests us all, for we have been impressed at some time or other by a striking personality. We may have sound knowledge, practical experience, influential position, and yet personality may be lack- ing. Without personality, success is not fully achieved. On the other hand, a man may have a strong personality, and yet may not have good looks, exceptional know- ledge, or an imposing financial or social position. Knowledge, culture, health, mental energy-all these we need to make a success of life, but unless we also develop or have the ability "to get on with people" success will not be realized in complete measure. Personality is the personal "atmosphere" of an individual, the composition and reflection of his character and of his knowledge, an invisible something manifesting itself as a subtle feeling or presence that is indelinable yet persevering. Personality is not bombast. The man out for selffadvertisement is easily seen through. Personality is the result of a gradual building up of the sum and substance of the person. The person of strong personality is self reliant, selffpossesscd, he believes strongly in himself and his power, yet he does not boast. If his personality is a pleasant one he knows when to talk and what is of equal importance, when to keep silent. He is gentle and courteous and possesses a temper not easily ruffled. Furthermore, he is tolerant and always ready to listen to the other man's point of view, but he is not led away by insincerities. Vigorous selfhood possesses him and the accumulated result of his char- acter, his knowledge and his wisdom impresses and inspires those struggling along the path of progress. Another may have a personality just as strong but unpleasant. Every one of us can improve our personality if pains are taken to get out of the rut and endeavors are made to build individuality. A development of our own power will, in time, lead to selffrespect and selffconfidence and these are part of the bedrock of personality. A man, who has conhdence in his ability to carry out whatever he has in mind is, generally speaking, a man with a developed personality and it is for each of us to make our personality strong and pleasing. --Frances Gregory, '27 15" S8 'THE MEMO The Important Telegram The offices of J. J. Brown and Co. did not present a very busy aspect one Wed' nesday afternoon in July. The employees were for the most part working in a very leisurely manner as though there was no importance whatever attached to their duties. The reason was very evident, it was simply this, Mr. Brown, the employer, had already left for home and it was about quitting time anyway. About this time a very business like rap sounded on the door on which the fancy gilded letters proclaimed to the business world that here was the office of Brown and Co., retail lumber dealers. The two office boys, Jack Lamson and Edward Rosser, heard the rap and Jack hurried to the door. He soon returned with a telegram he had received and leaned carelessly against a high top desk. "Telegram for the boss," he announced to a book' keeper who seemed hidden behind books and papers piled high on the desk. HWell," answered the bookkeeper, "put it away until tomorrow." .lust then Edward, or "Ed" as he was generally called, finished his duties of sweep' ing the floor and joined Jack. "Maybe that telegram is important," he said, "perhaps one of us should take it over to Mr. Brown's house." "Nothing doing," answered jack as he tipped over a chair to get his coat, for the clock had just struck five, "and," he added, pausing at the door, "If the boss gets that telegram I won't be the one to deliv- er itg besides the boss only gets grouchy when we bother him about triflesf' Without replying Edward Rosser, the boy who had secured his present position by informing Mr. Brown of the whereabouts of his daughter's pet dog, carefully thrust the telegram into his pocket and started for his employer's residence. The "boss", as he was called when not within hearing, lived on Madison Avenue. Edward took the trolley part of the way and then engaged a taxi, for the wealthy residents of the avenue would not allow the trolleys to spoil the scenery of their street. When Edward arrived at the Brown residence he asked the servant who answered the bell to hand the telegram to his employer and that he would wait in case of a reply. Mr. Brown, after reading the telegram, returned to Edward and said, "This telegram brings me sad news. My brother is seriously ill in Florida and I must hurry to his bedside. By the way," he added, "How did you come to bring this over?" Edward much confused at this unexpected question did not know what to say. Mr. Brown, the keen observer that he was, noticing the boy's confusion made no delay in thanking Edward for his kind deed, and eager to reach his brother's bedside, he hurried off, promising not to forget the good turn the boy had performed for him. Two weeks passed and finally Mr. Brown returned to his office. His broad smile and cheerful manner indicated that his brother had recovered. He called Edward to his private office and there, after one of the most friendly talks that probably ever took place between employer and employee, the boy was informed that he was to be prof moted to a better position, with chance of advancement. wrwnww ew g - -gras. 'THE MEMO S9 Needless to say, Edward made good at his new position and slowly but surely worked his way toward the goal of success. Years had passed and if the reader should by chance visit the most prominent retail lumber business in a certain eastern city he would find that a new partner is with the firm. Edward at the age of thirty had made good and received his hard earned reward. Now the name on the door and window has been changed to Brown, Rosser and Co. - -Geo. Fischer, '28 'F' The Effect of My Traveling I loved to wander o'er the earth In lands far distant from my birth. Adventure find and strange sights view The whole of which I'd fain give you. It was in nineteen twentyfthree My steps led me to Italy. I went to Rome, the Pope to see And there a strange quest followed me. It was a day of sunny grace When time could not with brain keep pace. The children flushed with gaiety VVere happy, carefree as could be. And as I walked the peaceful street There came soft strains so mild and sweet. It' filled and swelled the tranquil air I turned, it came I knew not where. It was the voice of love full blest, Its tune the song of angels' rest. It raised the soul, it awed the sense, It held the heart, in rapt suspense. And as my eyes roved here and there I saw a house: within somewhere The strains came softly from above Symbolical of God and love. -James Schloder 60 THE M E M O Nathan Hale Forced to retreat to Harlem Heights Was Washington by British foe. Said Washington to his brave men, "Howe's plans I fain would like to kn A noble captain, brave and true, His worried leader would not fail. "Speak, what I can, I'll gladly do." So spake the brave young Nathan Ha Appearing in his teacher's dress, He for the enemy set out. Oh! that our God his efforts bless, Through many dangers on his route! He soon secured the longed for ends, But chanced to meet with cruel foesg as OW. le. Scarce started back to his dear friends, His enemies around him close. Court martial soon decides his fate He knows that in disgrace he'll hang. Denied his every wish thro' hate, His dying words with courage rang. "My life," he said, "I gladly give," As the foeman's cruel gaze he met. "That I but one life have to live, To give my country, I regret." -Herbert Minich, '27 F' 'THE MEMO 61 My Experience as a Saleslady I once had the idea that a traveling salesman or saleslady had a very pleasant time selling their wares and that their salary was easily earned, but owing to a real cxperf ience I have completely changed my mind. Julia Brown, a friend of mine, was an agent for the "Extra Wearing Silk Hose Co." She often told me how difficult it was to dispose of her wares. I laughed at her and told her that her work was no more difficult than mine. But she thought she'd give me "some medicine" as she called it, by allowing me to take her place for a day. I was delighted and resolved to show her what I could do. Next morning I set out proudly with my case of silk hose. I was determined to do better or at least as well as she. It was a bright day and the sun was warm so I thought it would be an easier task to persuade people to buy than on one of those cold gloomy days. I walked along Fourth Avenue till I espied a little cottage set in among the trees. I thought, here is where I do some selling, but was greatly disappointed as I was met at the door by an elderly lady who told me she wanted nothing and would not allow me to enter. I went to the next house and rang the bell. A little girl answered my call and on seeing me said, "Wait I'll call mother," but a moment later she came running and calling at the same time, "Mother doesn't want anything," and closed the door. This was my second disappointment but I still thought better times would come. I passed the next two houses and entered the third. I rang the bell which was answered by an old grayfhaired man. I asked him if it was possible for me to see the lady of the house. He looked at me queerly and from the way he answered me I took him to be a bachelor. I was somewhat embarrassed and at once apologized, then proceeded to the next house. This place looked very inviting from the street but as I approached the porch I was encountered by an ugly looking bull dog. He growled and snarled at me but although I was frightened I pretended to pass him. He jumped up and stood in my path. I was so frightened QI thought he would eat me, that I quickly turned and hastened to the street. I looked at my watch and saw that it was eleven o'clock. I was getting hungry but determined not to give up. just before noon I made my first sale. This gave me enough money to buy my dinner which I ate joyfully because I felt I had never been so hungry in my life. After dinner I went in the other direction of the town. On Pine Street I entered the gate of a humble looking dwelling. The door was opened by an untidy looking lad. Calling his mother he took me to a little room where he told me to wait for "ma" as he called her. "Ma", a little woman was slovenly in appearance. I explain' ed my mission to her and proceeded to show my goods. She seemed greatly interested and finally decided to buy. "How much money these cost?" she asked. "A dollar and a half," I answered. She looked at me surprised and said, "I give you seventy- Hve cents." At first Iargued with her that such was impossible but was finally forced to yield in order to make a sale at all. After that I sold a few odd pairs and at five o'clock I decided to give up entirely. I joyfully returned the case to Julia, who, of course laughed and jeered at me for a while when I told her that never again would I be a saleslady. -Mary Roth, '27 62 THE MEMO 5 4 A I, 445 ja il Q , ' ' i FJ e T r , T ,YS "Coming of Spring" The bright and welcome days are come the sweetest of the year, Of pretty flowers in verdant woods and sparkling brooks so clear. Tho' hidden in the forest glade the spring flowers open first, They raise their smiling faces when the dew allays their thirst. The robin and the lark have come, and welcome is their stay The sweet canary singing is heard the live long day. -Monica McHenry, '27 24" Ode to Spring What Ho! Spring! Here she comes tripping lo', With gayest zest on heel and toe, Who would not think her so? We would not wish to frighten her, Who welcomes us the most V Of all the seasons of the year With greetings gay, a host. And as she starts afcreeping on From blossoms, white and pure, We wish her blithesome days with us, Would last forever more. Then comes old Robin Red Breast, And dainty little wren, Who ehirps around and finds for them . A happy little den. And after they are settled, And days begin to warm, We reach a mellow atmosphere That leads us into charm. -wGrace Ritter, '28 THE MEMO 63 Time One of the first habits we should acquire is to make good use of time. Among the many motives that should induce us to use our time well, the first is its inestimable value. It is one of the most precious gifts of God, a gift upon which we cannot set tco high a value, and the loss of which is irreparable. Time, which we esteem so little and Waste so lavishly in vain, unprofitable and sinful pursuits, is far more valuable than all the wealth in the world. By making good use of our time we can store up treasures in heaven, in a kingdom which shall never end. For, "In a moment of time we can gain an eternity, but in an eternity we cannot gain one moment of time." If anyone of us could conceive the true idea of time, if we could but estimate its value, as justly as those suffering souls in the flames of Purgatory, we should never have to be admonished by our teachers, especially to make use of it. When we are correct' ed for not making good use of time we do not think of its value until it is too late. The suffering souls did not profit by it while they were living and now lament the consequences of their folly, in the dismal light of eternity "wherein no man can work." We still have time on our hands, but do not know when or where the last moment will arrive when all will be forever taken from us, and unless we have made good use of it, it will hurry us before God, who will give us our reward or punishment according to our merits. From the unhappy failure of others we should learn to set a just value on the time given us by God and we should strive to work "earnestly". Especially while wc are in school we can gain merits by making use of our time and following the example and advice of our good teachers, who so often exhort us to use our time well. Time is rapid in its flight and does not remain long in our possession, which should make us consider its value and be more careful as to the way in which we spend it. We all know that time waits for no man and is more irresistible than a raging torrent against which it is vain to struggle. How many have been snatched by death at the height of success? Even the seconds we have spent unemployed in this world will be forever lost. This should make us realize the value of time. We should look to heaven and take the saints as our models, who spent their time well in adoring and praising God. VVe should strive to regulate our ideas of time according to their standards and thus we may one day participate in their happiness. Classmates, this cannot be accomplished without labor and perseverance. This world is before usg the mountain of perfection which we have to ascend, is very high, and the time given us in which to accomplish the work is very short. We must, there' fore, not loiter, nor squander this precious gift in things that are not for salvation. God will examine our works and will require a strict account of every moment, what can we say if we have wasted our lives, and have done our work merely for earthly honors? So now, let us, as Seniors look back over the years. Can we say that we have employed our time well, that we have done our duty to our parents, teachers and benefactors, and ourselves? If not, let us resolve to amend in the future, by doing good works and by dis' charging our religious duties all for the honor of God. Let ours be that great Bene' dictine Motto, "Ut in Omnibus Glorificetur Deus," "That in All Things God May Bo Glorifiedf' -V. Kosco 64 THE MEMO My Desire for Travel I'd like to pack my grip and go, Where the mighty rivers flow, There, beneath another sky Parrot Islands brightly lie. Where the sunshine reaches out To great cities miles about, And the noted church in Rome Where I'd feel so much at home. Then to see the plains of Russia, Sandy gardens there in Prussia, And rich goods from near and far Hang for sale at their bazaar. Where great walls of China go, On one side the deserts blow, Then to jungles, deep and far Where manfdevouring tigers are. There among the desert sands, Some deserted village stands, And in a corner find some toys 0f the old Egyptian boys. -Alma Kronenwetter 27 if' 'THE'MEMO ss Religion an Essential Element in Education To educate is not merely to awaken by some means or other the sleeping faculties of the soul, and to give them any training that may happen to strike the educator's fancy. Really to educate a child is to "draw out" the latent faculties of soul, heart and mind and to make him capable of attaining his ambition in this world and his happiness in the next. As a citizen of this world he must prepare himself for the place he intends to fill, and as a candidate for heaven, he must produce fruits that will last forever. To think that it is impossible to raise a child for heaven and earth, at the same time, shows very little knowledge of higher things. God has placed us on this earth as in a preparatory school and a place of probation and it is His will that while we are here we should all adore and honor Him and thus prepare for a better world. For this purpose He has given us certain talents and we must give a strict account on the last day of how we have used these precious gifts. We must do our best here on earth in the task given us that we may attain eternal happiness. 'LWhat things a man sows, those also shall he reap." The branch of education which has earth in view should be closely connected with the other that aims at heaven. What a calamity it is to educate a child for earth only and not for heaven! Many people think that all that is necessary in this life is to have a good secular education. Just as if temporal things were man's only aim! Woe to the world if all mankind upheld this erroneous opinion. For a man to know God, it is necessary that he be strengthened and enlightened by grace from above. This is needed especially now because man seems to be gradually drifting away from God and all things pertaining to God. It is a task beyond worldly power to rescue him from the grasp of sin. God alone can do this and He has done it by offering His only Son as a victim for all the sins of man through Him establishing a Church to keep mankind from relapsing into infidelity. If religion is banished from man's education, his education is in vain. As Christ' ianity alone unites man to God so it unites man to man, and the good fruits it prof duces, Faith, Hope, Charity, Spiritual Joy and Modesty, lead to heaven. "In our schools," so writes a modern author, "Paganism predominates. Christ' ianity has been either intentionally: banished, or has been allowed to disappear, through indifference and neglect, or else, where it is still retained, it is treated as a matter of secondary importance. The atmosphere of the school is wholly that of the world. To educate is now to make a child proficient in the arts and to fit him for money' making. That is what is called forming good citizens without at the same time being a good Christian, as if Christianity were not the true basis and the bulwark of Christian states and their Constitutions." But this is not true of our parochial schools. Here we are taught that religion is essential to our wellfbeing and that without it we can do nothing toward our future happiness. "For what doth it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul?" -Helen Hagan THE M E M O 67 Henry Foster Urban Herzing John Neubert Theodore Fritz Arthur Kronenwctter Joseph Kerner Junior Boys Joseph Grasser Paul Bauer Vincent Cheatle George Fischer Joseph Thiel john Heindl 14" Our Studies We all just love to go to school I know you must admit, But when it comes to writing rules We surely like to quit. We don't mind our History We like Geometry, But writing Model English gets As dry as it can be. Our Catechism isn't hard Our classics we like best, But working Caesar surely puts Us to a grinding test. Gervasc VVortman William Bebble NVilliam Schlimm Herbert Kraus Devere A. Brehm, '28 68 THE MEMO Faith, Hope and Charity Cf all the virtues, the Divine Virtues, Faith, Hope and Charity, are the greatest. Faith is the believing of all that God has revealed. Hope is the wishing with con- fidence for eternal salvation or in other words "Heaven," Charity is the love of God and our neighbor. If a man have faith sufficient to remove mountains and have not charity, he is nothing in the sight of God. If we achieve great works without charity we profit nothing but no matter how little a work or action if it is done out of charity it is all made fruitful. Faith and Hope finish with the obtaining of eternal salvation, because we no long- er hav-: faith to believe, as we see God with our own eyes, and we need not hope because we have obtained what we have been wishing for, but Charity, which is the greatest virf tue in the world, continues till the end of eternity. When we are in heaven we will love God more than when on earth because it was thru' His sufferings and death that we obtained eternal salvation. There are many ways to practice Charity, namely, by seeking occasions to please the Heart of Jesus, by always thinking and speaking well of our neighbors, assisting the poor according to our ability, spiritually and corporally, and doing nothing to them which we would not wish to be done to ourselves, by being a friend to every one, above all to the poor who come to us in their need. Charles IX, King of France, once asked the great poet Tasso who, in his estimaf tion, was the happiest. He answered without hesitation "God" "Everybody knows that," replied the King, "But who is next?" and Tasso answered, "He who becomes most like to Him." We must remember that every action we perform out of love for our neighbor is recorded in the Book of Life as a good deed. On the last day our Blessed Saviour will say, 'LCome ye blessed of My Father, possess the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world, for I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was a stranger and you took me in, as long as you did it to one of these, you did it to Me." St. Alphonsus, in his writings, has said that if we love our brethren and bear one another's burdens we shall be fulfilling the law of Christ. The following lines contain a great truth which is worth considering: There is so much good in the worst of us, There is so much bad in the best of us, That it ill behooves any of us To rail at the faults of the rest of us. -Monica McHenry, '27 THE ME M O 69 lilizalmeth lfigge Bernadette Hagan Amanda Hottman liclna Meisel Marie McHenry Orma Nicholas Junior Girls Alice Pistner Clara Pistner Grace Ritter Christina Roth .lane Schant Thalia Siecker Helen Smith Theckla Stcinhonser Frances XX'oocls Klargaret Yeager 14" Class History The year 1924 saw the present Junior Class embarked upon the billowy seas of its High School career. We all selected our course with care and studied dilligently at it. After the many trials and surprises of the Freshman Year we enjoyed a few weeks' vacation and returned to school for another year. What was our surprise when we were told that we may complete our High School course at the newly built St. Mary's Catholic High School. As one hates to part from his mother, we all disliked centralization but these anxif eties soon disappeared and our studies continued till now we hope there is but one more step and we shall greet you as Seniors. We all bid the class of '27 a fond farewell. We hope that prosperity will come to them and that in all their efforts and endeavors they will receive their due reward. -jane Schaut and Bernadette Hagan THE MEM O To the Juniors Oh Juniors, brilliant Juniors, The class of twentyfeight, For you our dear old school room We now fore'er vacate. To you we leave our wellfworn b ooks, Do not allow your zeal to wane, Cast not astray your eager looks Or else our goal you'll not attai Remember us as you pursue The path of knowledge day by d For perseverance you'll ne'er rue, To Victory it points the way. As we the present Senior class Beg you dear mates 'ere yet we That while thru' life we onward pass, To keep our memory in your h if' Abraham Lincoln On New Years' day the slaves were f By Lincoln's kind courageous deed. He was a leader good and true, A lover of valor and fairness, too. He struggled hard while still a boy, In splitting rails, and had no joy. Oft' studied he by candle light, He was ambitious and was bright. His deeds won him the president's ch He never sought himself to spare, He labored for his country's good Preserved the nation's brotherhood. But when the Union cause was won His labor here on earth was done. Though death claimed Him his name He's dear to us as is Wasliington. l'1. HY, part, eart. ' -Lucy Fritz. '27 reed air, lives on -Lawrence Mullaney '27 THE MEMO 71 Just a Country Kid "Here she comes," "Hello Texas," "Isn't she pretty and look at the books she's got, she'll study all night so the teachers will praise her before the whole class." Such remarks were heard as Vivian Saxon, the new student walked along the corridor in the midst of other boarders, to her room. Vivian had always attended school in a small town near her home in Texas and found it rather difficult to become acquainted with the other girls. The moment she entered one girl called her "just a country kid" and so the remark spread until all the girls termed her "The country kid." Vivian shrugged her shoulders and walked on, being of a happy disposition this did not seem to bother her. She had many times tried to be friendly with the other girls, but their icy manners had kept her aloof, so she spent a great part of her leisure hours praying to the Blessed Virgin to whom she was especially devoted, imploring her help to gain their love. In spite of the kindness of the teachers, she often cried her- self to sleep from sheer lonesomeness, although she always showed a cheerful face while in school. One evening the girls asked permission to go skiing and Miss Terry, the Dean, consented. They invited Vivian to join them merely because they felt they had to do so. She needed no urging as she was very fond of sports and was soon racing along with the other girls. They chose for their track a steep hill leading to the state road. Again and again the skiis sped down the hill, until the very air echoed with merry peals of laughter from the girls. At it was getting to be quite late they de- cided to take only one more ride, Vivian being the second to start. Suddenly some one shrieked, and Vivian noticed that Peggy Hill had lost control of her skiis, as unexpectedly an automobile swung around the curve in full sight of Peggy. For an instant Vivian's heart stood still, then her usual calmness returned, and with a prayer on her lips, she jumped ahead of Peggy throwing her safely into the snow, which stopped her skiis and landed Vivian in front of the speeding motor. In an instant the driver stopped his car, just in time, or Vivian would have been crushed beneath its wheels. Being a kindfhearted man, he felt thankful for having prevented a serious accident. Seeing that Vivian was not hurt, and that he could be of no assistance, he left. Vivian watched the car disappear, picked up her skiis as if nothing had happened and started toward the College, without a backward glance towards the group of girls. Having gone but a few steps, she heard a tearful voice calling her, looking back she saw Peggy Hill, the girl she had saved from imminent death, running towards her exclaiming, "Vivian please wait, I want to thank you for what you have done for me, we are all sorry we called you names, let us be friends." Vivian held out her hand and said she would be glad to be their friend, but it would not have distressed her had they just continued to call her the Country Kid. Days passed by happily for Vivian, for the girls now all loved her and she had won their lasting friendship. -- P.:-.-M,-3, -:-I-'news-.rfrzfr we 72 THE MEMO www: vw, Several days after the skiing party, which had turned out to be almost a calamity, Vivian received a telegram from her father telling her that he was coming to see her, and would be there that day. In the afternoon when the campus was filled with College girls, walking to and fro, they were surprised to see an aeroplane land in their midst. Vivian ran up to the machine and to the astonishment of the girls, threw her arms around a tall man, who had descended from it. She then introduced him to the girls as "My Father." They had often seen his picture in the papers as the "Great Aeroplane King" of the West, and knew who he was. Imagine how mortilied they felt that they had called Vivian a Country Kid. It was a lesson on kindness they never forgot. . -Marie Gregory, '27 14' Junior Girls justice shall reign We e'er shall sayg Union ever Let come what may. Neatness also Of every kind, In our small class You always find. Obey we do As they all sayg Ready are we For work or play. Geometry We always know, In Wells and Hart So fast we go. Remember too That in our class, Long hours we spend To study gas. So you can see That we obtaing Fair knowledge here To rise to fame. -Marie McHenry, '28 'THE MEMO 73 Religious Women and Society It has always been a matter of wonder among worldings, why, women who in their communities are highly esteemed and have everything one could wish for in this world, should elect to live for God and God alone. Look at the religious orders! From the very highest walks of life, women have left home, father, mother, relatives, friends, and country to consecrate themselves to God. Where do we find the noble woman, who is capable of great trials, and able to bear the inevitable shock of life, that is, injuries which are constantly waging war against the heart of a woman? Do we find her amongst the gay frivolous so-called society of today where women raise to their lips the cup of dissipation? If you should happen to pass thru' one of our great city hospitals, you would be' hold there the woman dressed in the garb of a humble Sister of Charity. Her white cornet sways to and fro, as she bends over the dying and whispers a word of comfort 'ere the soul passes into Eternity. Another instance, enter the home of the Carmelite. You will see there a daughter of wealth, seeking rest upon two pinerboards, and that rest broken in the stillness of the night, when the world is steeped in frivolity, rise to pray to counteract the evil deeds of the wicked world. The supreme end of a Carmelite vocation is sacrifice, filled from beginning to end with mortification and selffdenial. The world promised this young girl everything, but the Voice of the Master called her, and she realized that her vocation was to answer this call to sacrifice. It was her dream at eighteen and will be the reality of her whole life. Does the average worldly person see anything in her life that is admirable? Alas no! Its beauty and grandeur lie beyond the range of darkened visions, and its deepphilosophy is unfathomable to sin darkened minds. And what shall we say of those noble women who have not closed their ears to the Voice that has whispered to them to uplift the fallen ones of our race? Who can tell the good accomplished by these women? These noble virgins who have ref nounced the pleasures of the world, their bright futures, their very souls' finest instincts to the reformation of those whom the world indeed, has rejected with scorn, but whom Christ once suffered, in the person of Mary Magdalen, to sit at His feet. He who reads the secrets of human hearts alone can understand the merit of these Holy Sisters, who, with their pure hearts and spotless reputations have devoted their lives to continual contact with ignorance and vulgar crime. Compare the examples illustrated with the lives of those who imagine themselves born into the world only to live in ease and comfort and to discover means of selffgratif fication. The majority shrink from the trials of conventual life, and follow the world's gay round of pleasure, but do they not realize that the Master said, "Deny thyself, take up thy cross, and follow me." -Helen Learn, '27 74 THE ME O Charles Arnold Andrew Baumer Aloysius Gabler Richard Geitner Arthur Gerber joseph Halloran Sophomore Boys Ernest Herzing Joseph Hoehn Richard Keller XVilliam Klausman Urban Knight Simon Leitncr 16" Vincent Mullaney Charles Rohacker George Volovar Gustave VVolf Class History The most of us are following the Commercial Course. We have the smallest class in the building, and practically the largest room. Sr. Anita is our regular teacher, but we also have other teachers for some subjects. We are all hoping to make good in our studies. Are you eager to see us progress? -Richard Keller, '29 The Sophomore is a wonderful class They study hard and work very fast, At the right time they play And after that they study all day. They are not boys Who sit in school and play with toys, They have many buddies Who aim at nothing but studies. -Joseph Halloran, '29 'THE MEMO 75 Sophomore Boys The Tenth Grade Boys Yes, they make noise, But love to work No labor shirk. h When playtime comes The classroom hums, Each seeks his chums They divide their plums. Then when the bell rings They file up in strings, And get in to pray, Each one happy and gay. . -Richard Geitner if' Swiming In The Lake Where the lake is deepest and the sun is so bright That's where I'll go swimming with all out of sight, I'll dive and I'll plunge, and I'll swim and I'll float With never a sight of a craft or a boat. There's never such fun as to swim in the lake And to swim and to float in the big combers' wake, Is there ever such fun as to hang to a rope Tied fast to the steamer with never a slope? There's many a sight we have seen and enjoyed, And there's many a time we have felt quite annoyed, But of all the experience I have met in my days There's none like the swimming 'mid thunderous waves. -James J. Goetz, '27 76 THE ME M O EthelAAndrcws Monica Burgess lNalhurga Eckl Anna Eckert Corena Engert Xlarie Erich Monica Feldlmauer Alice Fodge lidna Ceitner Quirin Gregory Nlarion Hoehn Sophomore Girls Helen jacob Xlarion Krellner Leona Keller Gertrude Kronenwctler Dorothy Lcckcl' Kose Loeffler Dolores Lenzc Amanda Olson Alice Ritter Xlary Schaut Monica Schatz Alice Seth Helen Simbeck Alice Schneider Anna Schalmerl llorothy Sherry Nlary Urlwancic tflara Vollmer Angeline NYiesnci Ruth NValker Marie Young Katharine Schwalmenlraucr Hilda Hcrzing Class History Our Sophomore year has drawn to a close. It has been one of untiring efforts and thoughtful study. We liked all our classes and therefore have satisfaction in the knowledge of work well done. Class opened in September with a rollfcall of thirtyfeight members, and our ranks have been depleted by the loss of but two pupils. One going to work, and the other compelled to leave on account of the vaccination law. Later in the year one girl was promoted from the ninth grade. Good health has been enjoyed by all. A favor from God for which we are most grateful. The beautiful and spacious classfroom was made by putting a partition in the study hall, and the attendance has been exceptionally fine. Our Junior year is awaited with anxious anticipation in the hope that it will be as successful as has been the year that has just passed into eternity. -Class of '29 THE MEMO 77 Freshman Class Roll Hauer, Ciarl Hanes, Richard F. Kliller, VVilliam G. Bauer, Michael J. Hasselman, Herbert P. Klinich, Louis II. lirehni, Theodore VI. Hoehn, Fred NN. Nicklas, james I.. llucheit, john L. Hoffman, Gilbert A. Schaefer, Patrick C. Cancilla, Joseph IJ, Imhof, Clarence H. Schneider, Raymond F. Cuneo, Gilbert A. Klanicar, Rodulph F. Smith, Charles Ii. Friedl, Alfred F, Klaiber, Herman VV. Staulifer, Charles ul. Francis, Francis F. Korner, Maurice G. Straub, Robert j. Frank, Rudolph J. Kerner, Gerald j. VVittman, Raymond nl. Fledderman, Herbert A. Lechner, Leonard ,l. NA"erner, Herbert J. Gabler, Fred I.enze, Alvin A. XYoelfel, Andrew H. Gregory, Fred I. Xlertel, Joseph G. History We, the Freshmen of the St. Marys Catholic High School, have hereby agreed that we have redeemed the name of "Freshie" by striving to please our Teachers and Pastors and by orderly conduct. In our studies we found many little difficulties but faced our exams much in earnest. In general we came out with flying colors throughout the Freshman year. In looking through the list of athletics we find that the Freshman contributed some very good material toward the making of the strong basket and base ball teams which represented the Catholic High during the years '26 and '27. The Freshmen are ardently looking forward to when they will have a team strong enough to he recognized as players under S. M. C. H. Colors. Gilbert Hoffman, Pat Schaefer, Louis Minich, '30 78 THE M EMO Dorothy Schneider Ruth Kreckle Helen Hauber Anna Pfeufer Dorothy Roth Viola Minnick Delores Dippold Mary Bebble Freshman Girls Alice Fritz Verna Eckl Alice Largey Monica Andres Mary McLaughlin Marie Herbst Edwarda Olson Bertha Urbancic 14' Class History Twentyfthree girls, So sedate and refined, Each busy trying, To improve her mind. Dorothy Schneider a musician we quote, "Music hath charms" we learn it by note. Monica Andres so timid and small, Has no particular study, she just loves them In the working of algebra with all her might, Ruth Kreckle takes the greatest delight. Bernadinc VVickctt Dolores Schaut Verona Krug Constance Kornacki Ruth Hoehn Anna Hacheral Angela Dieteman all. THE MEMO Mary McLaughlin our great history friend, Goes searching through volumes her hobby to attend. Next comes Helen Hauber, sincere and true, Making pen pictures, take care she'll get you. Marie Herbst who swallowed the big dictionary, Has many large words in her vocabulary. Our good Anna Pfeufer, so chucked full of fun, Say "Latin" to her and away she will run. Remember the rhyme-"A diller a dollar?" Well, Edwarda Olson's our nine o'clock scholar. If a trial balance or statement you want, Call Dorothy Roth, she's right to the front. Our magic blackfboard is Angela's friend, She fills it with figures from end to end. Bertha Urbancic, chief editor of the D. Y. J. Give her a subject she'll know what to say. Viola Minnick, a wonderful artist, With paint and brush she'll work the hardest. Bernadine Wickett, with might and main, To win all the contests is her greatest aim. The Phidippides of History in days of old, Is modernized in Delores Dippold. Dolores Schaut, versed in languages three, To which one is best she can't quite agree. And Mary Bebble, good natured and kind, Thinks one language enough to bother her mind. Verona Krug, wonders why it should be, The girls should be battling with X, Y 6? Z. And there's Alice Fritz, that poet of ours, Comes asking for words to ryme with flowers. Constance Kornacki, so studious and bright, Would study her catechism both day and night. Verna Eckl, intelligent and tall, ' Will play the violin, she likes it best of all. Ruth Hoehn, our president, big hearted and fair, Prepares all her studies with diligence and care. Alice Largey musician, a jolly one too, Finds the greatest of pleasure in playing for you. Anna Hacheral, our pal though not very strong, H Works with a will and keeps plodding along. -f--"Freshman Class 80 THE MEMO So Can I I have read of High School scholars Who have met with great success, 'Twas by pep and perseverance They achieved it all, I guess, So with firm determination I repeat this o'er and o'er, I can do the same as they can And perhaps a little more. I have read of hustling freshies Who have studies by no means few, And they won rewards quite royal Making many dreams come true, For they worked with pep and patience Getting studies by the score, I can do the same as they can And perhaps a little more. So I read of these successes That they gained from day to day, And they prompt me to get busy, Very busy right away, Other girls rewards are winning That they never won before, I can do the same as they can And perhaps a little more. -Dorothy Schneider, '30. 16" The Coming of Spring The buds and the flowers have opened, The grass has begun to grow. The beauties of summer awaken, And gone is the winter snow. The flowers of various colors, Wave gently in the breeze. The robins are chirping sweetly Up in the leafy trees. Some hills wear the color of russet And some wear a beautiful gray. The bear and the fox roam the forest, While the angler fishes all day. The fish dart through the water, While the brook runs babbling by. The Eagles perch up on the mountain, The aeroplanes rise to the sky. -Lawrence Mullaney, '27 l THE MEMO 81 J ' " 5 ,Z ffi lil - Q7, - :Ti-ng M jj 11? ---N M mn' "' scfenfg Science Versus History Formerly the study of history occupied a very prominent position in educational training, and many of the ablest men of our time owe their efficiency largely to the excellence of the mental discipline thus acquired. This essential mental training can, however, be furnished in the study of other subjects that also possess vital interest and present day usefulness. A tendency is now evident in high school education to depart from the study of History and to substitute for it vocational subjects. It is extremely likely that the study of History and Classics will not impart that sturdy independence of thinking, that ability to apply what has been previously gained which is so essential to success in all walks of life and which can be imparted in a large measure by a thorough study of the principles of science. Chemistry is taught to develop the power to think originally and to learn the relation between Chemistry and everyday life. For how many things in everyday life are we indebted to Chemistry and Physics! Where would the tall buildings and com- fortable homes be if it were not for Physics. We owe the cement, the steel, the extensive use of wood, the glass, directly or indirectly to Chemistry or Physics. The clothes we wear and the food we eat are partly due to the chemical processes of pre- paration. Our conveniences as electric light, running water, automobiles and trains are the products of physical research. Where would our steamfboats and aeroplanes be without it? Of what does history consist? History is the study of the progress of mankind The Christian Religion and Science are responsible for that progress which History relates. just imagine where the civilization of the world would be without these two factors. The culture of the world would not be any better than that of the Indians was. After all History looks back while 'Science forges steadily ahead and studies the future from the past. -Herbert J. Minich 'F' ' The Alphabet of Success A ttend to your duties. 82 THE MEMO B eprompt ff a. law of business. C onsider well before acting. D o as you think best. E ndure trials patiently. F orm good opinions of others. G et the saving habit. H onesty is the best policy. I dleness leads to sin. J ustioe is the key to heaven. K eep only what is yours. L et your conscience be your guide. M ove in the right direction. N ow or never. O bey all rules. P leasing others means success. Q uickly not slowly. R est when rest is needed. 1 S trive to attain a higher goal. T hink twice before acting. U se your best judgment. V enture not away from good. W atch for the shoals, you may get stranded. X oel in your worlr. Y 'ou' must learn. before you can earn. Z eal should inspire all your actions. H P I I -Frederick Benninger, '27 fairy., .ss-:..ss.:.-.e.aief'ic.. .1 Hmw rwvvw 1 .. -v-. N rf' i THE MEMO 83 Progress of Aviation in America Since the Wright brothers first conceived the idea of flying in heavierfthanfair machines, aviation has taken great strides in the line of improvement. The Wright brothers started by making and flying kites, then building gliders in which they took off from some hill and sailed through the air being supported by the cloth covered wings. . After having made these small gliders as perfect as they could, they began to construct larger planes which were propelled by a gasoline engine. We must consider the propelling power of the yesterfyears when studying the progress of flying, because at that time gasoline engines were much inferior to those now constructed. They had less power and were more clumsy, and while running they would stop at some unexpected moment, due to the poor form of materials and the inaccuracy of the various parts of the motor. At first the planes were able to stay in the air for one to two hours but recently two men succeeded in staying in the air for more than fiftyfone hours. In the past year or two, planes have been constructed larger than had ever been dreamed of, and they now can carry from sixteen to thirty passengers at a rate of more than one hundred miles an hour. There is a greater difference of speed in flying than there is in construction. During the time of the Wrights' when a man was traveling at fifty miles an hour, people thought the pilot was mentally deranged to rush through space at such a terrific speed but now our limit is nearly 302 miles an hour. ' In the first years of aviation landing on the ground was a very difficult problem. Very few men were able to make a safe and quick landing. This problem has been simplified and now any flier can safely alight on both land and water. Scientists have designed planes which will carry three to four hundred passengers and will be furnished as elaborately as a modern hotel. If improvements continue to be made as rapidly as in the past we will in a few years be travelling in the air at a speed of a thousand and more miles an hour. -Hilary Glatt, '27 if' 84 THE MEMO Mathematics The material world certainly would be in a chaotic condition were it not for the science of mathematics, for without knowledge of this science the objects in this world could not be counted nor could its masses be measured. It is therefore considered as one of the most important studies of any high school or college curriculum. No course can be completed without some form of this science being studied. To some this study comes easy and is natural but to others it is a very great task and their progress along these lines is very slow. As soon as man began to count, even though he used his fingers, this wonderful science began. But it was the Greeks who first lifted it into the field of abstract think' ing. Mathematics has a particularily interesting history which dates back to about the year 2000 B. C. If one goes over the course of developement of this subject century after century he will find that the Ancient Greeks were wonderful mathematicians and deep thinkers and that their work along these lines has paved the way for others to develop and improve upon. Mathematics has therefore made steady progress and at the present day has reached a point of development which is declared marvelous. This branch of study is divided into different grades, the Hrst of which is simple arithmetic or elementary mathematics which is that science which treats of number and quantity. Then comes geometry aided by algebra, followed by trigonometry. Higher mathematics, a more difficult grade, includes the theory of number, the theory of probability, analysis of complex quantities, and other less important but brain confusing branches. Applied mathematics, that branch which is used chiefly by scienf tists, in solving the tremendous truths of the present day, includes astronomy, mechf anics, hydrofmechanics and geodesy. Every man, woman and child should know at least the common principles of arithf metic. Imagine if you can, a civilized nation with most of its people ignorant of this branch of science, unable to figure up the cost of living or other necessary essentials, what chance would it have in this world at the present day. It would be nothing short of a calamity. Therefore every means possible is being carried on by the govern' ment in order to insure to everyone in this country, especially to every boy and girl of school age, a proper education. Besides the benefits derived from mathematics in the practical affairs of life there is also the benefit of the greater development of the reasoning and other mental facf ulties thus helping man to solve the more complicated problems of life as they arise in his various undertakings. -Clifford Sorg, '27 14' 'THE MEM O 85 QS' Spring is Coming Spring is coming, I am sure, Over woodland, over moor, Over field and over town Winter soon shall yield the crown. Ieebound was the little brook Frost and snow in every nook, Now 'tis melted you can see By the meadow and the lea. Now the birds are coming back Brown and yellow, blue and black. From these songsters we could learn Many things at their return. Could they of their travels tell News and woe to us they'd spell. Far those little wings have flown Many things to them are known. Now the days are getting long Brooks are giving forth their song. Warmer now the south wind blows Brighter now the warm sun glows. Trees are budding forth again Poets now sweet songs will pen. Of the plants and flowers dear Spring is coming, yes 'tis here. Albert Wehler, '27 E Q The Grace of God ""' I 86 T H E M M O A boy was walking down the street At Mass the priest he'd serve. A friend he was supposed to meet Beyond the second curve. Now running at a breathless pace His friend he'll surely beat. Soon he'll be at the -given place And then can rest his feet. But as he dashed across the road A car came fround the turn. The persons close by closed their eyes As if the sight to spurn. Screech of the brakes and skidding wheels A thump is heard by all. The man jumps out and down he kneels, He pales and says, "It's Paul." This man was wealthy Dr. Brown, The surgeon .of much fame. But on religion he would frown Q 'Though Paul was not the same. They rushed the boy to the hospital They found him badly hurtg , The father cried-"My Paul, my all!" Then spoke no other word. The mother bore the news, so sad, With resignation true, ' A lucid moment Paul now had, And then he said, "Will you?" "Will you, and father dear, now pray To the most Sacred Heart That dad will go the holy way And choose the better part." THE MEMO '37 The father's heart now almost broke No doctor help him can, The words the boy in suffering spoke, Made him a different man. And then he said, "O Paul, my dear, Ask God as but you cang And if he'll give you back to me I'll be a better man." Now Dr. Brown has a happy face For healthy is his boy. He thanks his God for all His grace And lives in Christian joy. -Albert Wehler, '27 J if' Basketball The boys that now play basketball, All practice every chance they get. And say it is not hard at all, To put the leather through the net. Tho' sometimes they may taste defeat, They never think to give up trying. You hear them say, "They must be beat." Then practice hard instead of sighing. At times they have a wondrous speed And drop the ball clean through the rim They take a good and early lead, So that the opposing stars look dim. An airtight game the guards there play, To hold their forwards all agreed. "We'll see they gain no point," they say, And run at double breakneck speed. -Herbert Minich 88 THE MEMO Music and Poetry Music is poetry and poetry is music. Truly in more than one sense they are similar, for music is the art of producing melodious and harmonious sounds, pleasing to the ear, and poetry is the art of choosing and placing words in such rhyme and rythm that it is also pleasing to the ear. Music has the power to bring forth all our hidden emotions, either to render us sympathetic or to make us vibrate with life and gladness. Many a hard heart has been softened by the sweet pleading notes of a musical composf ition, while those disheartened and near despair are cheered by the short tinkling notes of a livelier composition. Poetry has the power to sharpen and enkindle our imagination and also to excite our emotions. When we read the glowing descriptions of scenes that poets wrote, so the world could view them thru' their words, our imagination places these scenes before us in all their glory and beauty. If we read a pathetic poem of poverty and death, we see in fancy the humble home where such a scene took place and our heart swells with emotion for the people our imagination paints. Music was first used in public by all nations in their religious rites and ceremonies. Nearly all the ancient music was derived from the Egyptians, but St. Ambrose may be regarded as the father of music of the Western church, as he not only composed music to the different portions of the church service, but also selected a set of simple scales from the complicated system of the Greeks. After this time, various men with talent simplified music, notes came into use and four part music was first introduced at the Coronation of Charles V of France, in 1360. About the year 1580, a number of musicians, living in Florence, formed them- selves into a society for promoting the closer union of poetry and music. In the 18th century we find that Bach, Gluck, Hadyn, Beethoven and Spohr immortalized their names by their sweeter and more harmonious compositions. Among the later tone poets we have Schubert, Schumann, Franz, Chopin and Rubenstein, all rank high in the class of composers. At the present time, music is considered an essential part of any child's education. With every child listening daily to the gems of good music preference for the beautiful in music will follow as dawn follows night. Poetry is the earliest and also ideal form of all pure literature, it is akin in its effects to music and painting. The poet is a creator, also an artist, sensitive to influences which do not affect ordinary natures, he uses language as the musician uses notes. Poetry does not confine itself to the language of common life. The poet selects words for their beauty of sound and association, for their euphony, for their animation and he also uses very uncommon words. Herbert Spencer says, "Metaphors, similis, hyperboles, and personifications are the poet's colors and notes, which he has the liberty to employ almost without limit." Three poets may be said to have created the literature for several countries, they are Homer, Dante and Shakespeare. There are three classes of poetry, Lyric poetry, the poetry of song, Epic, the poetry of narration, and Dramatic, the poetry of the stage. The greatest poets that we find in the 16th century are Spencer and Southwell, in the 17th, Shakespeare and Milton, in the 18th, Pope and Cowper, in the 19th, Long' fellow, Holmes, Poe, Whittier, Wordsworth and Coleridge, and still later in the same century we have Mrs. Browning and Tennyson, and in the 20th we have Guest. Therefore, since poetry is considered the ideal of all literature, and has such a charm' ing effect upon all of us, we should devote more of our time to it and read the stirring stories of the poets, such as Longfellow's "Evangeline" which is a sad and beautiful Catholic story, that greatly appeals to our imagination and our hearts. -Elva Herzing, '27 THE MEMO S9 High School Orchestra This organization is at present one of the leading ones of the school. We hold frequent concerts and play only music that is classical. It took a long time to get the class of players together, every effort seemed doomed to failure, however, our teachers kept on until success crowned their efforts. Personnel William Herbst ......,,,,,l. .......... C ello Joseph Halloren ,.,......... ..,,....... V iolin Herbert Kraus ......,.,......,. ,,,,........ V iolin Gervase Wortman .......,.. ...Violin Theodore Brehm ...,,....., .............. C larinet Thomas Moriarty ..,,,..,,,...... ,......... S axophone Andrew Kronenwetter ....... ,..,.,.........,..... T raps DeVere Brehm ............,.,,.. ,,...,... A ccompanist Charles Arnold .....,...............,, l,...,,.,,,, .......,,,,,,,.... ..,,,,............. r,,, , . . .,,......... C ornet Wheii organized in November 1925, we counted only six members: Othmar Gahler, Leonard Lenze, Williaiii Herbst, Thomas Moriarity, Charles Arnold and joseph Halloran, with James Schloder as general manager. At the request of our prin- cipal, Miss Yeager consented to conduct the orchestra. She also presided at the piano until other demands prevented her from attending rehearsals regularly. Thomas Mor' iarity, our class president and a musician of considerable experience in hand and orchestra music, was our next director. 90 T H E M E M O After vacation the Orchestra came back with only four of the original band, so these were forced to select several new members from the present Junior class, and also one from the Freshman class. We rehearse regularly every week. Enthusiasm grows and with it successg with success, confidence and pleasure in our work. -William J. Herbst, '27 14" Girls' Orchestra Music appeals to every human being, especially to boys and girls, and instrumental training develops concentration, alertness and attention. Why then should not high school students be given the opportunity to receive this valuable training? Consider' ing this question a number of musically inclined Senior girls decided to commence an orchestra on a small scale, under the title of "Musical Pals," and altho' it is still in its infancy and we have not a very great variety of instruments we are considered excep' tionally good and the pride and envy of our classmates. Personnel: Catherine M. Balio ......,........ ........... P iano Marie C. Gregory ............ ................... V iolin Christina M. Roth ........... ..,,...,... M andolin Rose M. Dieteman .,......,...... .......,... U kelele Madeline M. Fritz .,......... ........... U kelele Edna J. Meisel ........,,,.... ,.......... U kelele Helen M. Learn ,....... -Catherine M. Balio, '27 tr 431 W .:'fwff' 2 THE MEMO 91 Music Music is one of the most important of the arts. The influence it wields on the human race is not denied. Indeed! music owes its origin to the emotions of man so closely are they related. Hate, love, sympathy, sorrow, fear and other emotions may be swayed by music as by no other art. In the least civilized tribes of the present day we find a crude form of drum used to impart rythm to their wild dances. It is not unlikly that man has given expression to his feelings in this wild leaping in prehistoric times. Then what would be more natural than for him also to have this rythm to add to the frenzy of his dance? We may take this as the beginning of the first or drum stage of our music. Later on horns were used, not as we use them today, but to create a horrible din so that soldiers might terrify their enemy. Thus came our second stage of music. The drum stage grew out of darkness, the horns were more of an inventiong the lyre stage, that of the stringed instruments, marked the passing of man from the crude to the artistic in music. The lyre stage brought music very close to the human voice making it truly a universal language. Music plays a very important part in our lives, it appeals to us, it rests us. It has been truly said, "Music has the power to soothe the savage breast." It is used to cheer patients in the hospitals, it is used to inspire soldiers with courage on the battleeiields. Every piece of music is a story, it is an interpretation of an emotion. 1 It is only too true that until lately music has been taken too much as a matter of course, that it, and the masters, have not received the appreciation due them. A story illustrating this is told of an artist, scheduled to give a concert on one string of his violin. The driver who took him to the theatre attempted to charge much more than the ordinary fare, to which the musician vigorously objected. The driver then boldly asked, "What is this small amount to you when you will make many thousands inthere tonight playing on one string of your fiddle?" The artist, being a wit, made answer, "That is very well, my friend, but if you will drive around the city on one wheel of your cab you may have many thousands." That music, in our day, holds a place in the foremost ranks, as of great importance, is shown by the fact that many clubs and lodges are supporting musical organizations, that towns have their bands, and that music has been admitted into the curriculum of our schools and colleges. -Thomas 1. Moriarty 17' 5af:,.,,s,,9,m71ts,ra-wsgafrw, Jvf's-'surges TY?-iff " 'll 5 l '49 92 THE MEMO f , Qlx XXX g Q g x - A 511 Af-fx Lf' -,,- -.gl ,F- "'Tf '?i- " 2 ' eil. 4, ' .gs 'S ',:2 " fm- ' 41 fi ' 1 4'--f c' s t ' cry! fa.---,wg .una 4 ,-Q-fp., f -4-if fs- f31i"--1 f X IYWYINYXYT' if X f fx ,X ff! XXX!! f I f f , f f 1 f f l f . ff Our First Appearance On appearing before the entire class from whom we naturally expect criticism, we suddenly realize that this very audience is anxiously awaiting our speech. Our hearts beat rapidly and our arms long to grasp the teacher's oaken desk behind us. Then, when our senses have returned and our brains become more calmed, an encouraging signal from the teacher, urges us onward. With swaying motion, we step forward and make our Hrst attempt at the speech. Upon awakening from the stupor, we discover that we have actually concluded this performance and are rapidly walking down the aisle amid the applause of every student. The teacher, God bless her, comes forward with great solicitude, telling us that we have done well. We feel greatly encouraged and are more ready to face our duties when we are again called upon. ' -Helen Hauber, '30, THE MEMO J ,Hs L x if?-1 xx x f X .1 XX 2 t K3 TMLETQQ xxx X x XX xx Wy H x p ix .X V, X 1J'! V s.. , . 1 -fc 'rj-T, , ' NC viii-5 - .5-,-':,,, A, g. - 1, A 'Q 5 Llano 94 THE MEMO Athletics Athletics are appreciated and highly enjoyed by all, especially by boys and girls during their school days. This year through the kindness of our Rev. Fathers we have been given the opporf tunity of advancing our knowledge in this line under the careful direction of our esteemed Physical Culture Director, Miss Helen Maloney. Every Monday at 1:00 P. M. we are instructed in various exercises which promote health and at the same time provide a pleasant means of furthering our liking for gymnastics which will prove an asset to us in later life. We progressed rapidly and our enthusiasm increased with each lesson, but to our disappointment, Miss Maloney was obliged to discontinue our lessons for several months due to ill health. We were much pleased to learn that she was also to be our Basketball coach and we immediately separated into three teams, practicing twice weekly. We could hardly restrain ourselves until we had challenged the "Varsity Team" of the Public School. We were too confident, however, of our ability to win and we suffered the bitter taste of defeat. This did not dampen our ardor in the least for our next rivals were the "Fresh- man Girlsl' of the same school. This time "Lady Luck" seemed to be with us for "we came, we saw, and we conquered." More practice increased our skill and we played many other games and generally proved to be the victors. 'F' The Senior Girls' Team A. Kronenwetter ........... ........... C enter L, Wilhelm ,,..,,,,,,,,,, ............ F orward V. Kosco ..,...,......... ............ F orward A. Mullaney ............ ............ G Hard B, Friedl ................. ............ G uard 19" THE MEMO 95 St. Marys Catholic High School Basketball Team In the fall of the year 1926, soon after the opening of school, a number of high school seniors got together to form a basketball team for the season. Through the kindness of the Reverend Fathers they were permitted the use of the Gymnasium Hall nearly every day, after school hours. All practiced diligently, and soon appeared in uniform. The first game was played on December fifteenth, against St. Leo's High School of Ridgway. The game was played at the Gymnasium Hall before a fair-sized crowd. St. Marys Catholic High, in an interesting game came out ahead, by the score of 37 to 15. With the proceeds of this game the team bought a new basketball and then practice continued with renewed energy. The next game was played against the "Five Aces", a post graduate team, at the Sacred Heart Auditorium, on january twentyfthird. The superior Aces left the floor defeated by the score of 33 to 12. About this time a challenge came from St. Joseph's High School of Renovo, to meet in a game the S. M. C. H. S. It was accepted and accordingly the team trav- elled to Renovo on February eighteenth, Here the S. M. C. H. S. boys suffered their first defeat by the score of 47 to 20. However, this did not discourage them as they had measured their strength against the best team in Central Pennsylvania. Next in line was the return game with the Five Aces, on which occasion they defeated their opponents by a score of 43 to 16. On March ninth the game with the Renovo Champs drew a large crowd to the Gymnasium Hall. The S. M. C. H. S. boys took an early lead of 6 points, but Renovo soon found the basket and at the first quarter the score was a tie, 6f6. But soon the visiting team forged steadily ahead and the final gun found the score 43 to 19. 96 THE MEMO A challenge to the St. Marys Public High was sent, hoping to bring more laurels but the game was never scheduled. "The Seniors" of the St. Marys Borough High, however, played a series of games with the Catholic High soon after, in which the Catholic High. School won three straight games: 31f22g 29f26g and 2822 respectively. Nine games played, seven won and only two lost, is a record of which the St. MarysCatholic High School is justly proud. Much of this success is due to the kindly encouragement given the boys by their teachers and the interest shown the boys by Father Angelus, their adviser, who never failed to be present at the games and often acted as coach for the boys, when practicing. ' --Herbert J. Minich. ie' Basketball Team HERBERT SORG ff Forward Though small, he has shown himself to be one of the best dribblers and shots on the team. He has a way of eluding his guard and consistently dropping the ball through the basket from every angle. ANDREW KRONENWETTER ff Forward Time after time, he has proven himself to be one of the coolest players on the team. His absence during part of the season proved a very great handicap to the team. JOSEPH CANCILLA ff Forward He is a very fast and classy forward for the Catholic High and as he has three more years to play, we look for him to become a star. ' . JAMES GOETZ ff Center Our Captain! He is the outstanding player of the team. Fast, and with un' canny ability to locate the hoop. Just watch him go up and get the tip off. His good defensive has helped the team in many a tight place. oL1FFoRD soao ff cami h Here is Cliff, formidable guard of the big five. Steady and consistent, few plays go past him. His long shots from side center are a continual menace to the opposing live. - X HERBERT MINNICH ff Guard Hub, one of our mainstays. Although he wasn't so adept at making baskets as Cliff, he played a clever defensive. To see him block pass after pass is a real treat. JAMES SCHLCDER ff Guard ., Here is Shiek. He not only makes a big hit with the girls but also with the fans, by the determined manner in which he plays the ball. He is equally capable as forward or guard, 'THE MEMO 97 St. Marys Catholic High School Baseball Team According to all indications the S. M. C. H. S. is going to be represented by a championship baseball team during the present season. The boys are full of confidence and have high hopes of winning the High School championship of Western Pennsylf vania. Although the weather conditions were very unfavorable during the early part of the spring, causing the practice sessions to be cut down to a minimum, still a large squad of players turned out for the first practice drill. The few drills which the boys have gone through have been sufficient to see the real strength of the team. The Hghting mettle which was displayed by the boys on the Basketball floor this year seems to be one of the main factors in developing their aggressiveness on the diamond. The coach was well pleased by the manner in which the boys handled the ball, and the way in which they swung the ash was pleasing to all. The slants of some of the most reliable boxmen of the High School were knocked to all corners of the lot by these young stars. Although the boys were rather discouraged at the weather conf ditions which prevented their practice drills, they went forward to meet the SS. Cosmas and Damian's High School at Punxsutawney, in their opening game of the season on April 29. --James Goetz, '27. ---Clifford Sorg, '27 5" Commercial Departments The Commercial Department has succeeded far better than was expected by any of the students. This year a far larger class of Stenographers and Bookkeepers will go forth to enter into the business world than ever before. Various and interesting studies are taught the Commercial students, namely:-Bookkeeping, Shorthand, Type- writing, Business Correspondence, Commercial Law, Commercial Arithmetic and other subjects. The school is well equipped with all requirements for the department. Over a dozen machines in the two typewriting rooms, an addressograph, Duplicators and other machines aid in equipping the student for his future work. ' K' 98 THE MEMO Girls' Typewriting Room blluluqp-gg Boys, Typewriting Room 1 THE MEMO 99 Religion in Education, the Crying Need of the Hour Our nation is undergoing a period of general lawlessness and is stressing the need of some plan by which this terror of today, the crime wave, may be effectually dealt with. For some years we have suffered under the continuation of robberies, murders, divorces and other sorts of crime in our country. The facts stated in our newspapers and magazines incline us to think, with regret, that the laws have lost their binding power. It is true, that if we were all loyal to our government and country, reason for such regrets would not exist. The source of education may be at fault. The average criminal of the present day has scarcely passed the stage of boyhood. The unusual number of suicides occuring among the younger generation is alarming. We read in the newspapers of the tragic death of still another student almost daily. Whether they were driven to desperation by an overtaxed brain or were overcome by a fit of temporary insanity is left for the Omniscient to judge. Nevertheless their lives are "stolen" by their own hands. We cannot fully understand how one could take the life which was so generously given to him by his Creator. Could it be that these are ignorant of the fact that an eternal life is prepared for them, or that by taking their own lives deliberately, eternal life will be transformed into eternal death? How many of these student suicides have taken place in a school where religion is a part of the curriculum? Where students are warned against the horrors of despair, where they are told how Satan, in his envy, endeavors to snatch the soul from eternal bliss to plunge it into everlasting torments prepared for him and his followers, where students are taught to fight bravely against the temptations and evil inclinations which arise along life's pathway, so that they may retire ,victorious heroes from the battle Held? Education without religion may prove to be an asset to a criminal. He knows the laws and knows how to avoid them. Being educated he may create a plan to commit a crime in a way that escapes the law. A graduate from a school in which religion is taught has a conscience, the ugnawing worm." He realizes that there are other laws. Laws that cannot be escaped and whose punishments surpass any worldly torments. With these religious sentiments instilled into the minds of man, conscience whis- pering "do" or "don't", and the will trained to heed and to cofoperate with its warn' ings, our homes would be ideal. Parents with heart and soul in the welfare of their children, children knowing their parents as their greatest benefactors next to God, hon' oring and obeying them-such homes would be the bulwarks of the nation. For the homes make the community, communities make our commonwealth and fortyfeight states make our free and noble nation. What, on the contrary, would become of our country were all our homes irrelig' ious, Godless? It is beyond our imagination to supply the picture of crime and cor' ruption which would flood this, our United States. It needs but little thought to realize the need of religious and moral training and to see in it the only possible means to check the steady downward trend of mankind. 100 THE MEMO If our youth is religiously trained and brought up in the fear of God, our wonder' ful republic will have a long, a happy, and a prosperous existenceg will be peopled and governed by law abiding citizens and just and noble rulersg will be respected abroad and blessed and protected from Heaven. ' George Washington, after having fought for our freedom valiantly, faced death bravely, ruled wisely and worthily our countryg whom we proudly laud as "first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen," when bidding farewell to those that justly style him l'Father", spoke these warning words full of import to the nation: "Let us with caution indulge in the supposition that morality can be main' tained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles." -Herbert P. Sorg, '27 ef ' l f r Q 6 ' I A A 'F l A vb ll Un' .L ll A . 1... ...---v---.-,..- .,,-, ,--1 f.---,,,,L,,u:'- f-f -- v-w:,-'- 'v'.'zv'1'r THE MEMO 101 Exchanges The Memo Exchange Department is not so well known, this being only our second edition. We trust that our Memo will be a means of pleasure as well as assistance. Our Exchanges for this year are: The Dragon .....,..,....,......................,.,.. ......,,...... W arren, Pa. The Scholastican ............... ....,,,. - ..........,... E rie, Pa. The Essay .....................i.,.. .............. G reenville, Pa. The Owl ....,......,..,................,. .....,.....,.......... R idgway, Pa. The Rayen Record ,.............. ...........,... Y oungstown, Ohio The Gist .4..........................,...........,.......................................-.............,,.,.............. Bradford, Pa. The Dragon--Warren, Pag We deem ourselves very fortunate to receive a copy of the Dragon as it is a very interesting book. The Scholastican-Erie, Pa.g We enjoyed reading the Scholastican and its class reviews are well arranged. The Essay-Greenville, Pa.g This is a well arranged book especially the Athletic Department. The Dramatics are also worthy of comment. The Owl-Ridgway, Pa.g A well arranged and interesting book, which contains many attractive features. The Rayen Record-Youngstown, Ohiog We also consider this a very good book, but we think that a larger size would improve its appearance. The Gist-Bradford, Pa.g We admire the arrangement of your book, and your varied stories are exceptionally good. "Spice of the Exchange" Margaret Kern fmissing a piece of candy from her deskj: "Girls, did any of you see my gum drop?" Beatrice Scherrei: "See your gum drop? I have heard of gums shrinking but never knew they could drop." Scholastican-Erie, Pa. Some people brag about their cellar, while others keep a little 'LStill" about it. Essay-Greenville, Pa. Mr. Garrison:-"Dick stayed very late last night." Ruth:-"Yes, father, I was showing him my photo album." Mr. Garrison:-"Well, the next time he wants to stay so late show him, my electric light bills." W Dragon-Warren, Pa. Sophomore-"Gee, I have a sliver in my finger." Miss Hayes-"So, you have been scratching your head again." Gist-Bradford, Pa. 102 THE MEMO .Xlnia K1'ui1c'l1w'c-ttci' l.:1wrcncc Kiullzuicy' .Xlicc Nlnllancy Mary Ruth Nlzulclinc Fritz Valhurinc Nalin linsc iJiClL'l1l1l.ll Monica HL-rzing Lucy Fritz Baby Pictures Bertha Kcrncr Lucy NYnmls Monica Klcliciwy Laura Fox .Xnna SIIXQICI' IAWIIIZI Fritz Ih-rnarrla Vrivrll Lorraine NN'ill1cln1 Killftllilll' R111mprCchL Niinncu fllcixncr iiCl'2liKiillC Erich Frances Grcgnrg Helen Learn Lorcllu Young Helen Hagan liinclia Kncirlcl Hlvzl Hcrzing THE MEMO 103 W- -Q fmt K ,c Qvm- - -, ' 1 'll T F 2 El 7 A lf, ll Y l he - :lg lim - all Y 5 l f lil 1 Y y gl ff, , -5 Y U-9 , ,,-. lrfgb' as .-Q C we L - - K.-1.,-.HM-' Timm-J'I'll never make a typewriter." Lank4"I'll never be a typewriter." Teacher-"Will you ever he a typist?" all Pk wk Pete-L'Did you ever laugh until you cried?" Timm-"Yes, baby put a tack on Mother's chair and she sat on it, and I laughed at her, and then she gave me a good licking." Dk ak Ik Norbert-"What is the capital for New York?" Frederick-"VVhy N. and Y. is the capital for New York." lk H4 Pk Anna Pfeufer--'xWhat is meant by the term 'Punie Faith?" History Class- fSilentj . Anna Pfeufer-"A cinnamon Qsynonymj for treachery." ae ae ar Dorothy Roth talking during English period. Teacher-"Dorothy, you are surely not talking all English there?" Dorothy-flnnocentlyj "I must he Sister, 'cause I can't talk German." as ae ae GcraldineH"I have a new niece this morning, Leona." Leona-"Oh, really. Is it a boy or a girl?" Pk Sk Pk Monica G., sent to the store to buy a bottle of philapadia, said to the clerk-"Give me a bottle of Philadelphia." . VV 104 THE MEMO During the Christmas season two students were walking down the street, window shopping, when one of them saw a man coming down the street. Bernarda-"Here comes Santa Claus." Monica G.-"How is he dressed?" 1212512 Elva-"Give me a ticket to Cleveland." Ticket Agent--"Here you are. Change at Falls Creek." Elva-"No you don't. I'll take the change now." ,xxx Pewee, on a shopping trip,-"I want to buy some underwear." Clerk-"How long?" . Pewee-"I don't want to rent them, I want to buy them." ak if ar Why knock Pittsburgh-everyone is well sooted there. sk af ae She sat for ten minutes writing four hours. at an as Dad--"So you know as much as your teacher, do you?" John-"Well, he himself said it was impossible to teach me anything." SF H12 Sk Ma- Mary was once sweet and pensive. Pa-"Those days are over. Now she is polite and expensive." Gkfkvk There lived a hunter named "Al" He wanted a bear for a pal So he strode to the woods Came home with the goods And got a bear rug for his gal. ik ik ik Lawrence-"I've told you twice that I won't give you a penny, why do you con- tinue to annoy me?" Edward-fsmall boy, " 'Cause you often told me if I do not succeed at first, I should try and try again." Sli if Sk Merchant-"Here is a green gold watch for only S80.00." Customer-"How much will it he when it gets ripe?" Skfkfk Merchant-"Here is a fish pole for only 3S20.00, it's a good buy." Customer-"I'll say it's "Good'by" 520.00." THE MEM O 10 Junior--HI caught a large fish the other day." Freshie----"How large was it?" junior---"I don't exactly know, but the stream went down six inches when I pullrd it out. we sc ae Petefe-freading his composition, "In Washington's youth he cut down a cherry tree with which we are all well acquainted." wk ae an Herbert Minich was chewing gum, Edward Hauber was telling a joke, Thomas Moriarty began to hum, When Albert Wehler got a poke. Fred Benninger was eating candy, Thomas Vollmer was dreaming dreams, Ferdie Miller was not so handy, As Jimmie was busy scheming schemes. Lawrence Mullaney was reading a book, Geotz said it was about the Saints, Hilary Glatt hung his coat on a hook, And it got against some paints. Norbert Fritz was studying his grammer, And Andrew talking to Bill and Timm, Herbst was pounding with a hammer, As Clifford Sorg had just waled in. Some one was singing l'Who" But not one pupil did say, That Jimmie sang Mary Lou, As on went the rest of the day. wk H4 Ik Thomas--i'Banks was born a fool, I suppose?" Herbert-"Oh, he would have been one anyway. 11 Pk Sl' Bk Junior-"Are you a profGerman or a profallies?" Senior-"Neither, I'm prohibition." Visitor-- Farmer- Artist- Friend!! William Clifford- "What is that new structure on the hill there?" i'Well, if I find a tenant for it, it's a bungalow, :ze as 14 NVhat a beautiful evening." 'Yes, do you think it would sell?" Pk Pk Pk -"Shall I play 'Stars and Stripes Forever?" -L'No, only play it for a little while." if I don't, it's a barn 106 THE MEMO Hilary-"Don't ask so many questions, remember, curiosity killed a cat." Thomas-"Whose cat?" 91421412 Albert-"What is the matter with old Thomas?" Norbert-"Heartbroken. He's been driving that car for ten years, and its thc first time it ever had to be towed home." ae fr an ' Teacher--"Who was the president before Calvin Coolidge?" William-"George Washington." as ar as Invalid-"I would like to see the proprietor of this sanitariumf' Clerkw-"He has gone away for his health." as wk :sf Fredericks-"He is a true prophet, he told me I would lose eighty pounds." Ferdinand-"And did you?" Frederick:-"Sure, the next day my dog left, and never returned." wk wk wk Herbert-"Say Hubby, you are the luckiest fellow I ever saw, last night I dreamed -that you called me a liar, and just as I was going to hit you, I woke up." wk as wk Senior-"Are you taking good care of your cold?" Junior-L'You bet I am, I've had it ten weeks and it's as good as new." 2142148 My dad was up in bed, He was tired, sick, and sore, He told me to quit singing But I sang all the more. It went on for a little while, And the strap my Daddy did bring, And it seemed I could not smile For the strap certainly did sting. lk FK SK They thought they would take a swim, So they-hung their clothes on a limb, First came a man named Jake Timm, And then a man named Slim Jim, And then at last Tall Schlimm, Then these three jumped in, And the water got very dim. PK if Pk William B.-"What is the greatest need in the walk of life?" William S.-"Shoes" THE MEM O Mister Mose Jones, . Rolls the bones, In sweet tones, But now he moans, For lost loans, Of ninety BONES. Sill! A plumber working on a repair job in an insane asylum, doubted the time on the clock, so he asked an inmate if the clock was right. The inmate answered, "If it was do you suppose they would keep it in here?" 1: an as Baldy-"Did vou ever speak before a large crowd?" Tommy-"Why yes, I did once." Baldy-"And what did you say?" Tommy--"Not guilty." HRS!!! Senior-"Why are you humming that same tune over and over again?" Junior--"Because it has thirtyfsix verses in it." 4: 1: we Norbert-"Over in Germany they do not hang people with wooden legs." Thomas-"Why not?" Norbert-"They use a rope to hang them with." at 8 lil Mother-" 'Willie', what in the world are you pinching Willie-"I am playing chauffeur, and she is the horn." Hkillik Casey jones was very young, When people passed, he would stick out his tongue, It was a terrible sight to see, He better not stick his tongue out at me. ' as as ak This poem belongs to me, I'll send it to you C. O. D. ar an wr The sun was shining bright, And snow was on the ground, I walked down to the town, To buy myself a hound. the baby for?" I bought one, very small and dark, But the dog was happy and gay, It seemed that it could not bark, For the price I had to pay. 108 'THE MEMO ' Seven o'clock in the morning, And mother began to call, I rolled over a few times, As the voice came up the hall. Mother called a few times, As if I were dead, But I was just too lazy To get out of bed. Norbert get up, get up, And hurry on to school, And when there learn your lessons, Or you will be a fool. I got up out of bed then, And was taking my time, But when I reached the school house, T'was just half past nine. tiki' A bald head man was scratching his head there, A place on his head where he had no hair. Skill!! Freshie-"What is the name for the school bell?" Soph-"Joy killer." Freshie-' ' Correct. ' ' Skikbk Senior--"Do you have a gun?" Freshie-"Yes. " Senior--"Do you want to sell it?" Freshie-"No, it ain't mine." as if an Senior-"The man sat on the boxfcar, his feet touched the ground, Longfellow." as as as Teacher-"Those boys who are going to get the shot of antiftoxin should say their prayers and go." as 41 wk Teacher-"What did God create on the fifth day?" Sap'--"The birds in the water and the ish in the air." wk Sk wk Timm-"Is your trial balance correct?" Geotz-"Yes, all but the sense." fcentsl if sk Sk Pete-- QWriting about Glatty's recitation on Lincoln's deathj -"Hilary Glatt gave an account of his death which was very well prepared." 'THE MEM O 10 '7:'z,OJlf' E so , ,WSW D .r"?r1f0,,f:J, ...fs 5 5 La List of Patrons and Friends St. Marys Boys' Cluh Mrs. Sophia Kaul Mrs. J. A. Kaul Mr. James Simons Mr. Isidor Kaul Mr. A. A. Pistner Rev. Fr. Remigius, O. S. B. Mr. Theodore J. Glatt William Green Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mrs. Charles Frank Elk Lodge Mrs. Charles Fritz H. J. Dieteman Lucy Kronenwetter A Friend Mr. Chas. Schaut Our Advertisers Hachcrl The members of the Class of 1927 wish to express their sincere thanks to all who have aided to make the publication of their year book a possibility and a success. We count among these as patrons and friends all our ad' vertisers and all those who have otherwise contributed to help us meet the expenses of the "Memo'ig also our photographers, especially Reverend Father Remigius, who has been more than generous in serving us with his camerag then too, our Printers, Designers and Engravers who have given valuable assistance and advice, and have been at all times most obliging and most courteous to the members of the staff of A"The Memo". 110 'T H E MEMO J1 gf?- rf Wav H A ,.fL..- ' n Il 1 1 E A -.. 9,-YEM E.-f rg X n T T H List of Advertisers LIU" i " 'A 1 lohn T. Newell Franklin Hotel john j. Lynch Leonard L, Lesser Commercial Hotel Lenze Sz Malltson Farmers 81 Merchants Rank Sugar Hill Dany City Garage lnc. V Erich Brothers Elk lee Co. A. j. Wegelitef Luhr's Floral Shop Class of 1921 Fraternal Order of Eagles lolm H, Rupprecht Gazette Publishing Co. Sznith llros. Co. jacob's Furniture Store Avenue Shoe Store i l3ayer's Furniture Store Qfi l:.lCC1t'lfTZll S1100 RCDHII' I-Iaubqf 81 Iluppyecht jim's Place G. 13. Straub .A. j. Learn t'he Gift Shop lluilders Sz Mfrs. Supply Co. H. M. Silnian llept. Store Fleming liros. lnc. Eagerfs Hardware Store jacob P. Sorg Fair Play Variety Store Haubers' Dept. Store Neubert's Meat Market Compliments of A Friend Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. H. C. Egolf, D. C. Compliments of A Friend East End Service Station Straub Bros. Elk Motor Sales Co. Central Drug Store jacob Sz Keller Co. liuchheit Sz Goeta C. M. Weis llaily Press Publishing Co. St. Marys National Bank East End Grocery The Great Atlantic 81 Pacific Tea Co. Hacherl Bakery Guth Bros. Knights of St. George, Branch 121 St. Marys Vulcanizing VVorks Keystone Repair Co. St. Marys Sewer Pipe Co. ShaFfer's Quality lee Cream Peacock Tea Room Xl. H. Herbst W. F. Gaffey Pennsylvania Fireproofing Co. VV. A. Tinnn Avenue Meat Market Miller Hardware Co. City Market jack Gross Pat 8: Ferdie Luhr's Drug Store Loyal Order of Moose St. Marys Trust Co. Sn1ith's Store lDellantonio's Store llorothy Pontzer Louis Leuschel 81 Sons Schloder's Flower Shop Kronenwetter's Music Store john Flach A. 81 L. Kreckle lludrlies Orchestra Corrbett Manufacturing Co. Catholic Young Ladies Sodality, Peter Bert Chu rch Schauer Sz Beimel Service Gasoline Co. McLaughlin Baking Co. F. E. Luhr Sz Sons Catholic Young Ladies Sodality, Sacred Heart Church Zelt Tire Sz Battery Exchange Class 1926 Class 1922 john Gies lbr. Shannon A. F. Marsh Schaut's Taxi Craft Shop Allies Orchestra Maymels Shoppe St. Marys lee Co. Elk Studio St. Nlcuxs T H E M E M O 111 STRAUB BROTHERS Diftribuiors of HAZLE AND BALLANTINE MALT SYRUPS and I HENRY CARD sg COMPANY 4 GRAPIQ JUICE ' I'lowc1's for all Occasmns El Specially ,IOSICPH SCHLODICR, Flurist St. Marys, Penn? ' xllf vu' 1 l"l.OWl'IR SIIOI' llrusscllcs Strccl Dial 4972 l ll ll Cllll l"lmvc'rs and l"uncral l"lowc1' N1.:UBlQR'1"S xHQA'l" IX IA RK ICT Drnlrl' In S, GROCICR ll"S .XX IJ PRODL'CI'I 05 lfriv .Xu- lliul 543 INK 112 THE M EMO Calviner Work Window GI Hardwood Floors Aurn Glass l'-arch Enclosures Mirrors Re-finishing Hardware SIGNS THE CRAFT SHOP Chas. Schaut, Prop. BUILD ANYTHING REPAIR EVERYTHING St. Marys, Penn 1 Dry Cleaning Pressing I WE CLEAN CLOTHES CLEANER Than Any Other Cleaner Cleans Clothes Clean LOMBARDO'S Dyexng Phone 2356 FAIR PLAY VARIETY STORE Jos. L, Breindl, Prop. THE STORE OI" GOOD VALUES St. IN'Iarys, Pennsylvania C O ll JACOB P. SORC. , CONFECTIONERY TOBACCO CIGARS ' POCKET BILLIARDS r. Depot and South Michael Streets I Agent for STATE CAPITOL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION 'I' H E M EMO H. M. SILMAN DEPARTMENT STORE 4, "Wharf Price Sfllf and Quality Tell.r" ST. MARYS PENNSYLVANIA Complimenix Qf FLEMING BROS, INC. ELECTRICAL 'CONTRACTORS and DEALERS MAYTAG WASHERS Let Us Demonstrate a Maytag By Doing Your Family Washing Liberal Allowance for any old Electric Washer in a Trade-In 1 EAGEN'S HARDWARE STORE Luhr Block, Railroad Street Chiropractic Adds Life to Years and Years, to Life H. C. EGOLF, D. C. Over Postofficc 114 T H' E M EMO , , - Aw .---ve, 5,-T '..l ,. -,f'.Q,v, M' 'fx EFT -tu 'AVF F Y M -prw ' -3. .. -.. V, . - A I U al vs cr PEACOCK TEA ROOM Complru Lid: of johnitbn'l, Norris and Mlfthl Washington CHOCOLATES If It: the But We Have It ST MARYS PA. Erie Avenue EAST END SERVICE STATION High Grade Penmylvania Ga: and Motor Oil: AUTOMOBILE ACCESSORIES X TIRES AND TUBES Ladin Com oft Room William Kronenwetter Prop. 387 Brussells Street Complzment: FRIEND Compliment: FRIEND A , if -:gr '1 f .V , , 2' .A , :,:.A,,2. I I , I' ga., Qu fri : iff Q ' of of I A A fl V1 -25 if- QI, ,V L: ' .- if 0 fx. . Q, ' ' - iff: - , , , 4' A "f f'-'1 ..f A. of A A ' . . HH. I ,f'31f"'5i" fwJl- H511 A 5 4' P ' 'I ' 1' N' THE ME M O 115 ST. MARYS SEWER PIPE COMPANY ST. MARYS, PENNSYLVANIA Compliment: Of SHAFFER,S QUALITY ICE CREAM ST. MARYS PENNSYLVANIA Compliment: Of GUTH BROTHERS JEWELERS RIDGWAY, PA. ST. MARYS, PA. 116 THE MEMO Complimentf of PENNSYLVANIA FIREPROOF ING COMPANY .Manufaciurerf of HOLLOW' TILE BUILDING MATERIALS Compliments of FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES ST. MARYS, PENN'A THE M E M Complimfnu of I W. A. TIMM Conzplifrzrrztx of AVENUE MEAT MARKET Complimentf of FRANKLIN HOTEL Complimnm of JOHN LYNCH FUNERAL DIRECTOR O 117 M Compliment: of Exrluxiu Jgenlx for' ' 1+ 45 + ,N E 55 4 2 r- I- I '41 311. Cl! if U1 O fe 5 K, Y JI 5. K, in , 14 ,N ,Ke Q- .2 I5 ef' . it SER 3, 5, 39 .12 Se H. W Tm ff? ' N -s. , 1- F M ' .Q H 4. f. ""f4 ew M' .R eg 'S M in 2 Ge -Ia I L -5 I 'fi 5 -a I TS? If I .ie- SI If ' GLOBE WERNICKE .BOOKCASES ' ROUND OAK STOVES JACOB. - I FURNITURE STORE BAYERS FURNITURE STORE S DEPENDABLE "W: Fumixh Th: Home" GOODS , V COLD STORAGE REFRIGERATORS 'RELIABLE SERVICE SELLERS KITCHEN CABINETS 4LUHR'S FLORAL THE SHOP GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY F. E. LUHR, Prop. PRINTERS AND Artistic Floral Iiesigns of PUBLISHERS ' Every Descnptlon High Grade Flower and Gaiden Seeds I A ST. MARYS PLANTS, BULBS, ETC. PENNSYLVANIA J W ' at 'Fi max "' .Q ' 9 ' '7 THE MEMO 119 C. M. WEIS PLUMBING, HEATING AND TINNING ST. MARYS PENNSYLVANIA Complimentf of DAILY PRESS PUBLISHING COMPANY PRINTING AND ADVERTISING ST. MARYS PENNsY1,vAN1A EAST END GROCERY GROCERIES AND NOTIONS WILLIAM HANES, Prop. ST. MARYS PENNSYLVANIA C0mPli17lf1llJ' of THE GREAT ATLANTIC 8: PACIFIC TEA COMPANY WHERE ECONOMY RULES LEO J. SCHADE Nlanager , .. . , , . ' A "--- A' . "' ,. w ' ' ? ""15 -X :- QV ,z . ,.. , u ,..,z .-H.: . ,.,.n1,f- 1- .. - "' A , f , - - f . -,,- A , N , in , f D L W J + 4 5 1 'Q aww. . + ' f .1 9 fr-,,, ,'1. , K S. 'A' Q in . 120 THE MEMO 1 1 - ' i 1 Q --I r -,I V: .T.,... I ' 1- Compliments q o n . G. B. STRA B ST. QMARYS N - PENNSYLVANIA 1 . M s: Li.. 2, " A I, N . . , N., ,. , .KR A ,- , ,, ..,...4,,,v ic. Q, - - N X in' f "wb , l', 5j' ': . 2 45' cv, ' I S s ,ff 4 7 v sf X 1. 5 l Q A fe S ..' , , H .. ., ...1 -" V , , -.1--. , . .,, 1 gd: ':-fp vfw."q,w'e Y'- l:v""fvf2? " '1 ' 5 4' w .wg THE M M O 121 THE COMMERCIAL HOTEL "The Home of the Traveler" MODERN GIES BROTH ERS, Proprietors I ST MARYS, PICNNUX SAY IT WITII MUSIC HALLIESH ORCHESTRA FIVE PIECES Frccl Quattrochv, Managr-r ST. NIARYS, PENNKX 384 Chestnut Street "Thr Bl'.l'f SH'E'l.CL' SCHAUT'S TAXI SERVICE Touring Cars and Cubs Avnilnhlr at all Hours V. G. SCHAUT, Prop. ST. MARYS, PENNHX Dial 7285 2 THE MEMO BE A "BOOSTER" For your home town, for your home school, for your home stores---do all your shopping at home, most of it you'll fmd will be profit- able to do at this store--- get acquainted. X , THE PEOPLE S POPULAR STORE BUCHHEIT SL GOETZ Quality Meats POULTRY AND GREEN GOODS CHESTNUT STREET ml wg- ff 'THE MEM LOUIS LEUSCHEL Compliment: of 85 SONS M. H. HERBST FRESH MEATS MERCHANT GROCERIES TAILOR PROVISIONS ST. MARYS ST. MARYS, PENN'A PENNSYLVANIA DIAL 4265 218 Chestnut Street Complimfntf of DIAL 7381 For a Coon' jab in PLUMBING AND HEATING W. F. GAFFEY ST. MARYS, PA. MILLER HARDWARE COMPANY ST. MARYS, PA. 213 Brussells Street O 122 If 124 THE MEMO J ............,.... BUICK , BUICK CITY GARAGE, Incorporated Completely Equipped F ire Proof Garage GASOLINE, OIL, TIRES AND ACCESSORIES - VULCANIZING AND TOWING Day or Night Service . ST. MARYS, PENN'A BUICK I BUICK FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK 1 "The Bank for Servings" St. Marys, Penn'a Kersey, Penn'a . + 1 I m THE MEM O I ICI,li MOTOR SALICS COMPANY 13 I A. I". MARSH I l f.'I1lllpfI'I1lf'11f,I SIGN PAINTING I WWC 'AA SOIDALI' 'I'IzL'cIQ IIIc'I"I'IcIaIxc: SIIIIQIQII IIIcIxIa'I' IIII Iac II lJl.XI, 37N I 126 THE MEMO KEYSTONE REPAIR COMPANY Ykgxs FF C. F. PONTZER, Manager f Corner W'ashi ' 1 W I 1 1 O Chrysler Motor Vehicles ngton and Madison Streets ST. M,-XRYS PENNUX Crmzplimerzff Of DR. A. C. SHANNON YOUR PHOTOGRAPH FOR EVERY EVENT THE SUITABLE PRESENT OUR PRICES WILL PLEASE YOU ELK STUDIO ST. M.-XRYS, PENNCX ik 'k"k'f'i5i'?7V 'SWF ""g'f A-, 'I' H E M EMO 127 14 Complete Printing Plant 213-217 Third Avenue JOHN T. NEWELL WARREN, PA. "The Business Man 's Department Store" 240 Pennsylvania Avenue W'est Compliments vf CENTRAL DRUG STORE ST. MARYS PENNSYLVANIA ST. MARYS ICE CO A. J. GREGORY, Proprieto PROMPT DELIVERY 366 S. St. Marys Street Dial 7241 r tg,- .w rr E Z Lf '- .5.' .v 2 J' iz ' MN f. ,i sv. -5 J, , 3 Comjlimthts of s , X v . 's ' fly' H ' V 1713 , 14' A t'-avw L. m'3..f.:g, ai .. .,, g, .,-pg' 4,3 A . -,J wk '5 , W. A 7.x L Mff' f1Q1 3 ' Eg Lk v My ,' I A .., .J LGYAL NORDER CJFN 0.146 sT. MARY PENNSYLVANIA v sk- : , ' dl . . , -. 'M-Q ,fc ,an ,--, . H A .X 4.7,--5-'T,.,4 iff i ,mf ggv N '-up A gg.-. " ..'I 1 ' 1' Qyr1.5," ,Y Ai L3'1:.':H2'f'5L' -- - Q-ggdgiiigf .N .1 .,'. -7. j W gg-ige. fi W 5, '11 .v.. 1 -f,.f'.-3353: -'f,. f ' ' wi Mrk-' , ,Q gg , 3 .v .M g vi -.,L 'gm-. , fr,-15 . . ., I . IPA . fd' fx 2' .MJ Q, , v- RJ fh -, . Fri, " l'I , K Aifl ' . .'.pv:,1- M .,,, ,iii .wp-1f,.- '-, W. J 'ggi -v .3 - QQ, J 14' ,f w, 4 A ' -fn W. 4 . ll . A V git 035: . f ' N xi 'Ah' ,N , . . Y , 1 xii' '- mf. 1. -H ,Qi'j.fi.g . Af ' 4, ,gf xy Q v- ,.. an 9, ' GS' H P' ml" . ..,f r ,X f if te-f-H . LA. 1,-. A - ,Z q 5 -1'if13'T P . ,,., ., 4 P.-,g gfra- gi? 4' . T -Af, , 9. -1, 'FL' ' EP - 2' .', j ' 'iff LQ if ln ,V ' uf A . ,, All N 4 , f , . - -. "' " wil' A ,, i...",. Aux V ' ' 3. 5+ '- TH1: MEMO fl ,M Aux 1 H , 1 355.1 V' f Q :-2+ X N S11 MARYS :,g 423' 4' Q ' A 3,1555 -:f2gw5'1 A S: YULCANIZINC . ' --fx, N. 1-1 mulclz, lxlmgi- Jareoon 4' AR P1s'1'Nl':1z BUILDINC 1'noN15 DIAL 5191: Less wear car and 'lrgykgysiwveryes' little more than your present tires. Complimcnlx of ELK ICE COMPANY 431 HALL AVENUE Pure Iac and Dislifffd Ufatcr TELEPHONE 5015 V 1: 10 THE MEMO Wlrlll ' H Tllc I'CSl?1lllSII7IIIIy :md IIZIIIIIIIIIQI uf Il Imzmk nccwunt 111 yrmth is wwrth murc tu thc future I1IfIC1JClTCIL'lTCC, CCUIIUIIIIC VVl'IIill'L', mf yuul' child than 11i11c-tenths uf thc utlwr Il'1II1lI1lg hc rcccivcs. IT IS WORTH WHILE T0 THE FUTURE OF YOUR CHILD that you start an account for him at this time. The' SAINT MARYS NATIONAL BANK Ifs'12x1s1.Is11If1D 1867 ST. MARYS, PENNSYLVANIA I-15x 'ne:v 511.f-rf MQ-w '.q M fw T H E M E M O 1 '4 1 Compliments of CLASS OF 1926 GROCERIES CANDIES Complifnrnzr of DELLANTONIO S DOROTHY PONTZER STORE BEAUTTE SHOPPE Matthew T. Mix Proprietor ST. MARYS, PENNUX ICE CREAM NOTIONS ms' ' 'wfwz-'4W1'Umf'f5f"f " " 'I 'THE ME M O THE CITY MARKET The Bert of Everything in PROVISIONS AND MEATS ST. MARYS, PENN'A JACK GROSS The Mnff Shop of ST. MARYS Everything That's Up to The Minute Compliment: of PAT 8c FERDIE PASTIME BILLIARDS CIGARS TOBACCO Candy and Soft Drinks Complimnzt: of LUHR'S DRUG STORE ST. MARYS PENNSYLVANIA 'TH-E MEMO 3 Q ' 1 'zz 1 Compliments of HAUBER .sf RUPPRECHT ST MARYS PENNSYLVANIA ------ f Li' T H E M E 'M O 115 FOR MORE POWER AND C0mP1imf"ff LUBRICATION . Of USHTM MCLAUGHLIN BAKING COMPANY EMCO Combination Manufacturers of SERVICE GASOLINE CO. PERFECTION ST. MARYS, PENN'A PRODUCTS THE HACHERL BAKERY Dealcfr in All Kinds of First-Class BAKED GOODS Ask for the Hacherl kind and treat yourself to the best" ST. MARYS, PENN'A Brussells Street ST. MARYS-RIDGWAY AUTO BUS JOHN G. GIES P. S. C. C. No. A-10547-24 Operating a Twenty-two Passenger Deluxe Coach Between St. Marys and Ridgway 136 'TVHE MEMO V l F H I F. E. LUHR at soNs Compliment: of SMITH'S STORE 'I S GROCERIES, DRY GOODS sPoRT1NG GOODS AND SHOES AND NOTIONS MEN'S WEAR PHONE DIAL 357 I A , E sT. MARYS 4 FIR., Pennsylvania a l I5- BUILDERS AND A' J' MANUFACTURERS SUPPLY I 20 ERIE AVENUE l ll I GREETING CARDS GIFTS STATIONERY OFFICE SUPPLIES H COMPANY "You Can't Min It" FOURTH STREET DIAL 339 St. Marys Planing Mill THE MEMO 137 THE ST. MARYS TRUST COMPANY ST. MARYS, PENNSYLVANIA CAPITAL 5200,000.00 SURPLUS 5300,000.00 RESOURCES OVER ,52,400,000.00 SZ Interest Paid on Savings Accounts A Compliment: of KNIGHTS OF ST. GEORGE BRANCH 121 ST. MARYS, PENNSYLVANIA ' 'A" ' ' WE!W 138, THE M EMO For Style and For Comfort AT REASONABLE Pxucss Visit' THE AVENUE SHOE STORE Moose Temple Building St. Marys, Pa. A ELECTRIC SHOE REPAIR BOVE BROTHERS St. Marys, Penn'a Marker Street Ridgway, Penn'a Broad Street "Our Service Will Plrau You: Your Businzxf Will Plean Us" J1M's PLACE One of the Most Popular Plure: in Our City SCHRAFFTS AND SAMOSET CHOCOLATES A Specialty ST. MARYS, PENN'A Brussells Street Il-5 A I1 BEAUTIFUL AND PRACTICAL GIFTS That Give Everlasting Pleasure THE GIFT SHOP Most Exclusive Gift Shop this side of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh '-Q-H-L I, . l ,I ,w"z," '- a.lfiof'i17 A gee.. '. . , , .I " . ' -W,.,,, THE MEMO 119 SMITH BROTHERS COM PANY ST. MARYS, PENN,A .Elle County? Largest and Most Complete Department Store Men's and Boys' Clothing and Haberdashery DRY GOODS ACCESSORIES MILLINERY SHOES W0men's and Misses' Ready-to-Wear FURNITURE RUGS CURTAINS AND DRAPERIES HOUSE FURNISHINGS, HARDWARE AND GROCERIES THE MEMO A. G. WEGMER GROCERIES ICE CREANI TOBACCO CANDY Complimentx of JOHN H. RUPPRECHT Dzalrr in PHOTO MEDALLIONS and PHOTOGRAPHIC ENLARGEMENTS Saliffartion Guarantefd , I ' --QW KRONENWETTER MUSIC STORE CLASS OF 1921 Ruth Clare Miller Irene Clare Neuhert Eleanor Anna Kraft Leona Margaret Bauer Martha Barbara Kerner Clara Anna Herbstritt Clare Elizabeth Meier Armella Teresa Heindl Vincent Sebastian Hauber Iliarie Kathryn Reiter Marcella Cyrilla Deiteman Loretta Katherine Tienninger Hfadquarterr for Paul Henry Lion New Orphomc YlCtFOl3 and Zeno Vincent Fritz New Edison Alphonse James Straub Pianos, Player Pianos and Reproducing Pianos Alexius Edward Schaut Electric Singer Sewing Machines and Supplies I Norbert Bernard Spence St. Marys, Penn'a ., ,.V 4,.,Je,...,,, -lf' 'THESMEMO 141 f' NH ZZ sv W ER Q15 QJEWELER. LESSER BLOCK ST. MARYS . PA. Compliment: of THE OLD RELIABLE LENZE 8: MALLISON SAND AND GRAVEL COMPANY Service and Quality Our Morro St. Marys. Pennsylvania DIAL 4133 Try a Bottle of Milk and Cream Produced By the SUGAR HILL DAIRY FARM H. GREGORY, Proprietor PHONE 7060 Compliment: of ERICH BROTHERS PURE MILK AND CREAM From Our Own Tuberculin Tested Cows ST. MARYS, PENN'A PHONE 6553 142 THE ME M O Compliment: of CATHOLIC YOUNG LADIES' SODALITY ST. MARYS, PENNSYLVANIA Mary Fledderman, President Florence Simbeck, Vice-President Margaret Stauffer, Secretary Arlene Kreckel, Treasurer Fr. Timothy, Spiritual Adviser PETER BURT HAIR CUTTING SHAVING PERMANENT WAVING MARCELLING Erie Avenue Complimenlf of SCHAUER Sc BEIMEL BARBER SHOP 'THE'M EMO 143 JOHN FLACH'S ICE CREAM PARLOR SERVICE AND QUALITY YOUR PATRONAGE APPRECIATED 28 Railroad Street ST. MARYS, PA. A. 8c L. KRECKLE PAINTERS PAPER HANGERS, AND DEGORATORS 225 South Michael Strcct ST. MARYS, PA. Phone 7083 Compliment: of A Complimem: Of I CORBETT CABINET MANUFACTURING ' BUDDIES COMPANY ORCHESTRA El R. J. Pontzcr 4 E. A. Pontzer 5 4' M4 T H E M' E M O METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY BIGGEST IN THE WORLD "Not best because the Biggest but biggest because the Best" THOMAS SCHAUT, Agent d Sc to . 0 The Home o ar ain HAUBERS DEPARTMENT STORE N . fi fy 5. . ' I ' I 1 xx F' ff X Q 5 .- S iv THINGS WEAR MAYMES SHOPPE S. . t. Marys S . arys, Pa 419 Maurus Street, St. Ma1'ys, Pennsylvania me Goo s for Less Money A re Goods for Same Money Xf PRETTY 'IXIXI I' Eff I T0 : Q 2 sl Q. fB g Q AT I X on 9 St M B 11' W fs ffqutographs Q 1 E 3 3 5 3 2 ae S 3 3 2 53 3 2 sr E 5 E Z l 3 is Q E 55 r i 5 5 2 r 5 E 5 a z E 5 2 E a S E 5 E 5 2 a E E ? 5 E 5 'S 3 5 F 5 E 4 5 z.:f1wv.: - -


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