Elmira District Secondary School - Oracle Yearbook (Elmira, Ontario Canada)

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7he Uwcle NQII b VOL. 2 EASTER 1941 --qui lb EDITORIAL STAFF EDITOR ----- Louls Kl1HCk ASSISTANT EDITOR - - Bruce Ruppel BUSINESS MANAGER Stanley Basel qgjmga. ADVISORY STAFF Katherine B. Macvicar, B.A. G. L. Mclntyre, B.A G. E. Currie, B.A. Nqllpgy.. CONTENTS A School Editorial ............. ..... 6 The Chronicle .........e............ Alunmi Message 7 School Activities Elmira High School Board ............ 3 Pictures Around the Elmira High School Staff .......,....., I0 Athletics - --.-EE'-----E--."--- - The Principal Speaks ...... ,.... 1 1 500311 '---- ---------- Literary .......................... ............ 1 3 Our Graduates ...... Defence of Moyale Form News ............... Across the Alps with Hannibal For I Dipt Into the Future School Departments ..... Story of Dorise Nielsen, M.P. French Department Poetry .........,.................................. I9 Autographs ....,.............. 5 'JI IZ!! 4 i jg, O BE CHOSEN as editor of a Year Book for two consecutive years, is indeed a great honour. In presenting the second annual Oracle, we trust that, guided by past experience, we are offering you a Year Book worthy of acclaim. The story of the social, academic, and. athletic events of 1940-41 is presented to you in pictures and in word, and we feel that you will treasure the Oracle in future years as an album of reminiscenses, Let us give credit where credit is due: namely, to all students whose splendid contributions have been acceptedg to our staff advisors, whose kind criticism and assistance have been invaluable. It would also be extremely ungracious not to mention our advertisers, both local and out-of-town, whose generous support deserves your patronage. Our country is still engaged in a war, the end of which is not yet apparent. In these momentous times, preparedness is the watchword of all civilization. Each passing day demands our utmost for the assurance of victory, but, even after the war is won, the task we face is beyond our comprehension. There will be demobilization and rehabilitation which must be considered, even while the war wages on. When the last trick is played and the last shot fired, are we going to toss caution to the winds and live another interim of twenty years, a generation spent in gaiety, laughter and recklessness? Should we not plan for peace, a peace that will last until the end of time, marked by goodwill and brotherhood among nations? The students of today will be the leaders of tomorrow who will guide the destinies of the nations. Now is the time to build the foundation of good citizenship. An adequate education will be your first requisite. Courtesy, sportsmanship, co-operation and perseverance are developed on the campus and in the classroom. Practice the principles of brotherly love toward your schoolmates. Let friendship be the keynote of your life, then your contribution to mankind will be counted worthwhile. Four things a man must learn to do I f he would make his record true, To think without confusion clearly, To love his fellow-man sincerely, To act from honest motives purely, . - To trust in'God and Heaven securely. These are the qualities of ideal manhood given to us by Henry Van Dyke. LOUIS KLINCK. THE oRAc1.E 7 gdb? WMS and Share in the Final Victory It is a cold, foggy day in an English barracks. A company of Canadian soldiers is gathered around a man who is standing on a table in the middle of the room. The mail is in. We can not see what is in the letter of every soldier, but let us take a private's letter from his mother, one paragraph of which we pick out. "The second War Loan started yesterday, and I bought my first new war bond. I guess you boys will be glad to know that everyone is doing his part. We all know over here that each bond we buy will help you and your buddies win the war for us. One lady asked me what good my four dollars would do when it takes millions of dollars to win the war. She said that she had sent two , sons overseas and she thought that was all she had to do. 1 told her that my four dollars and the thousands more over the whole of Canada would wingthe war for her sons and mine and keep them well-equipped and warmly- dressed." Yes that is the typical letter from home to the soldiers over- seas. And the private's mother is right. Every cent You put in helps. A return letter goes home from the private to his mother. "The Heinies came over tonight with their big bombers roaring out of the blacknessj But we did. not worry, for the R.A.F. was waiting for them. The Royal Air Force flying planes which were bought with the money the people of Can- ada have loaned to the government drove the Heinies off and thou- sands of people were saved. We over here are proud of Canada. So carry on, mother, and carry on, Canada." Yes, Canada, the Heinies go over England, and who knows but that the bullets that brought down the Nazi raider may have been bought by the money you loaned to the Government. An example of loyalty for which Canadians are known was that of the school teacher of London, On- tario, who bought a large-sized bond and then destroyed it. Many companies provide a way of saving by taking a certain amount fac- cording to the employees' wagesl off their pay each week and sending them their bonds at the end of each month. Remember, Canada, this war isn't over yet, and from the looks of things, it won't be over for quite a while. So be generous, Canadag buy war bonds and help the Gov- ernment buy tanks, guns, and, last but not least, clothes and food to keep your boys warm and well-fed during the long cold winter months. Carry on, -Canada, carry on! At this point it would be fitting to mention the splendid work Mr. Oscar Weichel has put forth as Chairman of the War Savings Committee. He has always con- nected himself with patriotic war works, and he well remembers his experiences of the last Great War. Therefore, we again pay tribute to him for this fine piece of work and also for his previous assistance in school events. May his services long be remembered and available. -DON HIGGINS, 9A 3 THE oRAcl.E A Message from the High School Board Elmira, Ontario, March 14, 1941. DEAR STUDENTS,- I have before me a copy of a poster issued by the British Government. It reads as follows: "IT ALL DEPENDS ON ME!" If we each and all of us think this, and each and all of us do our utmost, our very utmost, on whatever work we are on, and do it with determination and cheerfulness, then- WE SHALL WIN THIS WAR Read this message again and again, keeping in mind that the very important Work in which you are engaged, is getting an education. To the boys es-pecially, may I urge that each of you, by serious intensive study, endeavour to complete your education as soon as you can. There is a shortage of High School graduates. The Air Force, Navy, Army, and Industry, are in need of you. To those of you who graduate this year, and are about to enter into the serious business of life, may I say that if everyone of you adopts the attitude "It all depends on me", we will surely win this war, and you will, just as assuredly, win your "battle of life". A. H. VICE, Chairman. J. KLINCK, Secretary W. W. MARTINSON G. HOLLINGER ELMIRA HIGH SCHOOL BOARD A. H. VICE, Chairman 1. ,. A E. M. ARNOLD T. SCOTT R. H. CARBERT E. M. CRUICKSHANK, B.A. K. B. MACVICAR, B.A. ' ' ,, y. I 'N C. MCDONAGH, B.A. ELMIRA HIGH SCHOOL STAFF C. F. HARDY, B.A. G. L. MCINTYRE, B.A. E. W. KENDALL, B.S.A THE PRINCIPAL SPEAKS w v w HE second edition of the E. H. S. Oracle is about to go to the Press. It represents a culmina- tion of the efforts of practically the whole student body, working co- operatively in association with and guided by the very generous assist- ance of the staff members. The sacrifice of both time and effort in planning the various phases of this Volume, in which all have worked together without thought of credit, and in which applause and approval are forgotten, is characteristic of the democratic way of life. This way calls for three funda- mental qualities, namely, co-opera- tion, compromise, and tolerance. When we work together without any thought of rewardg when each is willing to submerge some indi- vidual desire in order to get along with the group, and when we re- cognize that people differ and have a perfect right to differences of opinion so long as they do not try . to force these on others, we are building a sound foundation for G- E- CURRIE- 13-A- good citizenship. The ultimate purpose of education should be the creation of the best citizen possible. In so far as a school exalts these three qualities, to that extent will it produce good citizens. Students are not separate, self-contained units, from the time they draw their first breath they are social beings, members of a community, enjoying the benefits and sharing the obligations of community life. When we pause to consider that a nation is a collection of communities, we realize something of the far-reaching effects of citizenship training. The home, the school and the church are said to be the bulwarks of a nation. When these community units work at variance within themselves or with one another the influence is projected into the town, into the province, and eventually into the nation, ultimately leading to dictatorship, the very antithesis of democracy. There is a delicate balance between our "rights" and our "duties", If we are helping to make our school, our community and our country a better place in which to live, only then can we be truly proud of them. We should accept the broad responsibilities of citizenship realizing that the rights which we enjoy cannot be enjoyed apart from the community, and that they are not our creations but a gift, purchased by the communities of our ancestors with the price of great sacrifices and handed down freely for our protection. At present our Empire is engaged in the most terrific conflict the World has ever witnessed in the defence of human liberty and democracy. Sacrifices beyond 'human comprehension are being freely made so that freedom of thought and of action may not perish. The opportunities for service are tremendous, Let us all play a truly great part in this heroic sacrifice and so be prepared to give leader- ship to that new world which will emerge on the morrow of this great struggle. ' G. E. CURRIE, B.A., i Principal. GRADUATES 1940 - 41 F., TOP iAcademic Graduates?-Seated: Mary Welker, Gladys Hollinger, Genowefy Ritter, Wilma Wiechnian, Orma Stevens, Grace Orr, Helena Klinck. Standing: Mr. Currie, Ray Bott, Willard Miller, John Morris, Laverne Watson, Frederick Weismiller, Ralph Howlett, Walter Henrich, William Lutz. BOTTOM CCommercial Graduates?--Seated: Ruth Lavery, Audrey Ernst, Grace Busch, Elma Brent, Mary Merner, Elizabeth Elliott. , Standing: Kenneth Adams, Kathleen Logel, Gladys Campbell, Helena Warkentin, Helen Deckert, Jean Shoemaker, Cecil Wilker, Mr. Mclntyre. N. QL. X : I .- ,, 9 ' , A 4 A Ill .I .-an s, . IIA A . ... . 1 "5 -. F - G.-A e , - ,.,.. Ei' F' 1 W M Eigflillsfigl-.a isf fi- - fe, .. ' S f " ,. " f ' 3' -- 'N J A S mnxhld : I THE DEFENCE OF MOYALE By DAVID ROWLAND, GRADE XII I Winner First Prize Prosej In the month of August, 1940, at the little frontier town of Moyale, there was stationed a small British garrison. It consisted of fifty men from 'each of the four Soudanese battalions defending Kenya against an Italian attack. The 6th, 13th, 16th and 42nd Battalions were re- presented, and, as a defence against a mechanized attack, four rapid- fire anti-tank guns with thirty-two members of the South African Field Force had been added but a fortnight previously. This small force was under the command of Major G. R. Smith-Dorrien. Against his force was arrayed the strength of one full Italian mechanized bri- gade, the 32nd, consisting in the main, of native Askaris. Major Smith-Dorrien had orders to hold Moyale only long enough to inflict a few casualties on the ene- my, and to iind out the strength of their attackers. But the High Com- mand never expected that the Ital- ians would hurl an entire brigade against such an unimportant post as Moyale. Thus, when, on the twenty-second of August, the Ital- ians crossed the border in force, Smith-Dorrien was unprepared to meet such an assault. Swiftly he collected approximately seventy- five of the Soudanese infantry-men, and with one gun and its crew, hurled them against the attacking enemy tanks. The rest of the men quickly gathered a quantity of food into the small mud fort overlooking Moyale and constituting the only defence of the town. Here the re- maining men repaired and spent the next few hours strengthening the walls and mounting the three remaining guns. During the after- noon, the remnants of the defend- ing force withdrew to the fort. Al- though they had lost sixteen dead and thirty-four wounded, they had .brought off their gun, after inflict- ing heavy casualties on the enemy. All night the sentries could hear the shouts of the Italians as they looted the town and sent pickets to surround the fort and prevent the garrison's withdrawing. Shortly before dawn one hundred villagers arrived, having stolen through the enemy pickets and reached, thefort. They were first armed, and then sent to the walls to assist in re- pulsing the attack that the enemy was sure to make as soon as it was light enough to see. The garrison now consisted of two hundred and fifty-four native soldiers, four anti-tank guns, , and twenty-eight South Africans, barely enough to provide pickets on the walls, much less to defend these same walls against an attack. At dawn the expected attack was launched. Fifteen Italian Fiat tanks, followed by a battalion of Askaris, dashed forward towards QA -.x ' X ,X v nf. 7 " -' .1 . . . . . ll' :VY 1 fm . 5.1 1.,.,, .. ' y , 1 y ' ' 4 P4 'F' . Y. vi: 35. W . ' 'L 5 . . :-Lzik' 7" P' ,J , 1 A . I Aga. .qv wx. aff.. ,. .CFQYXQNQ . 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J- , ,V.,L.,b:'l4A" 13, .i , Q .-.-.1 sf- -' .-vig' 1 ' 's' - n . .LT + af 1 :1r'4:1. 'l. I ff' X 14 THE ORACLE the gate of the fort. But here, two of the guns had been placed, and their fierce fire forced the tanks to withdraw, leaving their supporting infantry exposed to a withering fu- silade from the walls of the fort. After vainly attempting to advance in the face of this fire, the Askaris withdrew in disorder, leaving fifty- four bodies on the field, and carry- ing with them many wounded men. Direct assault having failed, the Italians and their native allies settled down to reduce the fort by siege. The troops dug in and brought up a number of field pieces. With these and their machine guns, they forced the British garrison to withdraw from the walls to the greater safety of the barracks. That night a group of the villagers sallied out and collected the arms and equipment of the dead Askaris lying before the fort. Two of these were still alive, but so far gone that, out of pity, the natives shot them. The shots aroused the Italian pickets, who had their men stand to and man the parapet against a supposed night attack. After shooting off a couple of thousand rounds of ammunition into the darkness, the enemy came to the conclusion that the attack was a false alarm, and they ceased firing. After the sun rose, and through- out the day, the Italians kept up a desultory artillery and small arms fire. For the next two days the small garrison was left in peace, save for this fire, the enemy sending raiding parties into the outlying villages after food. On the fourth day, a flight of Hawker Hart Medium bombers flew low over the fort, dropping food and water to the beleaguered garrison, which was in dire need of these essentials. A dis- patch-case for Major Smith-Dor- rien was also dropped. After com- pleting this necessary work, the planes turned their attention to the Italians, planting several sticks of bombs in the centre of their camp, causing great havoc. Major Smith-Dorrien had receiv- ed orders to evacuate Moyale, if it was possibleg if not, to surrender his men and the fort to the enemy. That evening the major called the officers to his quarters, and told them his decision-the garrison would attempt to fight its way through the enemy. At ten o'clock that night every man was served out two hundred rounds of ammunition, three days' emergency rations, and a number of hand grenades. A number of men were also told off to carry the wounded men in litters. The anti- tank guns were limbered up, and with a detachment of the 13th Sou- danese leading, the tiny column moved out by the east gate. Ra- pidly the force crossed the inter- vening space, and at word from their officers, the black warriors stormed the trenches and broke the besieging forces. At the bayonet point the Askaris were driven from their shelter trenches and forced to flee. As the column passed through the empty trenches, there was a thunderous roar, and Moyale fort vanished in a cloud of smoke. When the smoke cleared, there remained only a big heap of rubble. All excess ammunition and explosives had been made useless to the enemy. Two days later the little column entered Buna. Here a relief column was in the process of being organ- ized to go to the aid of Major Smith-Dorrien's force. Although they had lost over twenty men, nearly one-tenth of the entire force, the small force had stopped the ad- vance, into Kenya, of the 32nd Ital- ian tanks, and, had caused over one hundred casualties among the ene- THE ORACLE 15 my native troops. This account would: not be complete without the Italian version, eminating from Rome. "The Italian army has won a great victory against a superior force of British troops, over seven- eights of which were seasoned white troops. The British were forced to withdraw from the im- portant city of Moyale in Kenya, leaving much valuable military equipment to us." Since this episode, the British Ken-ya army has been reinforced, and is now in a position to take the offensive against the Italians in East Africa. . LITERARY "Seven", said the ancient sage, "is a magic number." Probably very few of you high school stu- dents feel that any magic is attach- ed to room seven, the library and English room, and yet, here is the entrance to a wonderful world, a world of romance and beauty, of heroism and adventure, of 'history and science, of fairy tale and le- gend. And he who would wander along its enchanting paths needs no gold, for the gateways are books, and the keys ?-the desire to read. Many of you, however, have not learned to appreciate the delights of the book world. O student read- er! is your key dull? Then bring it to your librarian, and together let us polish it until its brightness adds keen pleasure to your life. Early last fall, when Dorothy Thompson introduced the "Let's Face the Facts" series of radio talks, Canadians were thrilled by the oratory of this well-known American writer. On Christmas Day, the "perfect English" of our beloved king delighted us, and every now and again, a Winston Churchill or a President Roosevelt holds us spellbound through the power of his words. We may not all be orators, but it is becoming more and more essential in the business and professional world to be able to express oneself clearly and forcibly. Realizing this, the educational authorities have increased the amount of time devoted to English study. Are you taking advantage of the opportunity, boys and girls, to become masters of written and oral language? Your smart cloth- ing, ideal manners, perfect typing, ability in Latin and French, scien- tific or even domestic skill will be rendered less effective if "thy speech bewrayeth thee". 1 --KATHARINE B. MACVICAR ll..l Across the Alps With Hannibal Dear Editor, It was very unwise of Stanley Beisel to bring his diary to school because he might have known that someone would get hold of it and that's just what happened. Nobody noticed that, one day, Stanley became terribly bored with the hum of vocabulary being said in a monotone, but this is what We found in the diary January 13, 1941. "This was a very exceptional day in my school life. There I sat be- tween serene sleep which had come over me, due to the skating 'party the night before, and the slow, stately, ponderous gerundive "Ele- phantorum traiciendorumn which withdrew the last spark of con- sciousness from me. When my brain started to mani- pulate once more, I found myself upon the back of the leading ele- phant which now stood before the bank of the Rhone. There, with a 16 THE ORACLE shout of command, I, Hannibal, or- dered Mago, Dave Rowland, to pre- pare a raft to ferry us across the river. When all completions were made, we endeavoured to get the elephants on the rafts, but the clumsy creatures fell into the wa- ter. The fright of death made them swim to the other side. On we pressed towards the Alps, whose dim shadow we saw before us. From out of a cave, a band of sa- vage Gauls, under the captaincy of Jack Strong, sprang upon us. But under the magic glances of Donald Freeman, their fierceness was sub- dued and we advanced. At last the 'foothills of the Alps came into view. A rest was order- ed. We slept, and, during an inter- val of sonorous snores, a change took place around us. When we awoke, we found ourselves in a tourist camp. To our dismay, our pack-horses and elephants refused to stir. The Cities Service Station agent, Laverne Miller, informed us that the animals needed refuelling. We filled them up with Ethyl, no- knee-nok gasoline for perfect knee action. We refreshed ourselves with cokes and cream buns. We cranked the elephants' tails, and, spreading their ears, we took off. Up we soared and, receiving a wire- less message that the enemy was below, we released the high explo- sive water bombs from the trunks of the elephants. When we reached the summit, we stopped to visit the Hermit, Doug. McKay, who in- formed us of a short cut which had to be taken on skis. We set the elephants on long marks and went down the declensions covered with snow. With an Active Voice, I shouted "On to victory l" We slid right down to Lake Trasimenus where we barged in on a beauty contest on "Bovis Beach." We decided to stay awhile and get acquainted with the contest winner, Bruce Ruppel. While we were having a regatta on the lake, along came Fluminius, Bill Arnold, an-d his shock troops under the joint leadership of Sum, Esse and Fui, in other words Don- ald Weichel, Louis' Klinck and Keith Keller. When Fluminius came out to en- gage us in hand-to-hand fight, we despatched an envoy for consulta- tion with the result that he imme- diately agreed to join forces in a drive to buy War Savings Stamps. Was it War Savings Stamps I heard? My wounded eye was not blind but there seemed to come to my ear-drums a present day, fam- iliar hum. It somehow savoured of a classroom. Dimly there seemed to still linger the Perfect Active of "fero", melodiously recited by Mary Howard. Now was I sure? No! "Fero" was over and done- what I really heard was Flaminius pressing on his drive to sell War Savings Stamps. But lo! Flaminius took on the familiar form of our Principal, Mr. Currie, praising our patriotic Grade XII for their splen- did response in buying stamps, and thus I awakened from my Latin dream." MARIE WEICHEL ELEANOR ARNOLD STANLEY BEISEL BRUCE RUPPEL GRADE XII. "FOR I DIPT INTO THE FUTURE" By NORMAN HATHAWAY f W inner Second Prize Prosej Yes, it's truly amazing lg I am walking along North Arthur .Street of the Elmira of 1961. My, such drastic -changes have taken place! The high school looks the same, but THE ORACLE 17 take a second glance at all those new houses and streets built around it. , Strolling north, I stop at Ernst Street corner, and who should I see but L. Robertson Klinck, E. of S., the manufacturing magnate, step out of his "Kuldesac Emperor". It is really too bad I can't speak to him, for he was an old pal of mine. Candi boy, what we didn't get into ll As I pass the park, I notice a group of small children playing on the ancient cannon. "Pray, little fellow with the brush-cut, what is your name ?" "David, sir, David Rowland Jr. My papa is a Colonel in the Army," he replies. , "And my name is Mildred," cries a little girl with a toy gun. Walking farther down the street, I notice the difference the town affords. A large, modern theatre shoulders its way between "A. Ru- dow's Tinsmith Shop" and the Li- brary. In the post-office, behind the wicket, is Mr. Ross Weichel giving Policeman Oscar Z. Schedewitz his mail. And, there before my eyes, stands my dear old acquaintance, Bruce De Vitte Ruppel. "Why, hello, old friend," he cries, "How is everything going ?" "Oh, so-so, Bruce. By the way, what are you doing for a living ?" "Oh, I'm running the store, and Leonard: is helping me." "Sort of a partnership, eh ?" "Well, not exactly. He takes care of the business end, I look after the .girl-clerks. Ha, ha, you know." "Sure, I. understand perfectly. But now, tell me about some of the gang." "Okay, I'll just tell about any of them here anydrthere. First of all, 1 Stanley Beisel is a professional boxer, and Marie is his manager. The former Betty Y. is living out by the creamery and June Weichel is in the States, most likely in Hol- lywood. She made her first picture recently. Eleanor Arnold married -well, you know whom she would marry. Really I'm sorry, I must get to the store. Business, you know." Bless me, that looks like Wayne Pettie walking down the street. He must be in the air force, judging by his appearance. That little fellow riding on his shoulder is sure hand- some-black hair, flashing dark eyes, and a countenance covered with smiles. "Well, well, how are you, Earl ?" "Howdy, brother, don't stop me now. In a big hurry. Say, do you know what I didn today? I was down by the railroad bridge, when I saw a weak girder. As the train was coming, there was naught to do but to hold up the bridge by the girder and let the train pass safely o'er. Well, got to be going-big hurry, you know. Must see the chief about my permit." Same old Earl, same old Brox. Hello, this must be a beauty Shoppe. On the door it says, "Monsieur Pettie, H.D." I guess old "Junior" is in his glory. My, look at all the femininity in that shop! That looks like Ja-mes Alfred Vice hurrying down the street in the derby. I suppose he is operating the foundry now. Heavens above, what in the world is that unearthly racket? What-well, starch my suspenders, but it's an old black and yellow Ford tearing down the street! Who could be in it? It must, be-well, I'll let you guess. -NORMAN HATHAWAY 18 THE ORACLE THE STORY OF DORISE NEILSEN, M. P. During the last Great War, among the thousands of Londoners who ran to seek shelter from the air raids, was a fourteen-year-old girl, who to-day occupies a promin- ent place in Canadian politics. She is Mrs. Peter Nielsen, Canada's only woman representative in the House of Commons. Dorise Webber was born and edu- cated in England. She became a teacher and taught for three years in the elementary schools of Lon- don. Miss Webber wanted a change so she came to Canada. She se- cured her first permanent school at Norbury, Saskatchewan, but six months later she married Peter Nielsen, a western homesteader. After her marriage Dorise Niel- sen's problems increased by leaps and bounds. She knew absolutely nothing about farming, but through her husband she became interested in Saskatchewan farm- ers' movements. Then came the de- pression and the horrible drought years. The Niels-ens with their family of three, were forced to go on relief for three years. Slowly Mrs. Nielsen came to the conclusion that political action was her only hope. In 1930 she supported a Far- mer-Labor candidate and later she joined the 'C.C.F. Today, however, she stand-s for a Unity platform and remains a completely indepen- dent and free member. In 1939, Mrs. Nielsen was nominated as the Unity candidate, and, although' there was no money to carry on the campaign and no publicity, Dorise Nielsen won a seat in the House of Commons. Mrs. Nielsen is now living in Ot- tawa with her three children, while her husband continues to farm the land. She feels that she has been sent to Ottawa to bring to the at- tention of the public the condition of the poverty-stricken people in our great west. In Mrs. Nielsen's first speech in the House, she vividly illustrated the relief conditions as they exist at present. She feels that the people of the west are not being given the opportunity of becoming refined and cultured. How can young Can- adians, who are gifted in science and arts, make a name for them- selves, if they are not able to se- cure the proper training? Mrs. Nielsen is certainly a coura- geous woman to stand up and. voice her opinions against so much oppo- sition. She is very much against the new budget, which, she thinks, does not provide enough funds for domestic relief, and she did not he- sitate to state plainly her views against it. Her interest lies constantly in the western provinces and she never forgets the farmer and his problems. It was the farmer who sent her to Ottawa and- she will never forget that. Because of her many years of actual experience, Mrs. Nielsen speaks with firm con- viction and confidence about the problems of the west. , Possibly the most memorable words of Mrs. Nielsen are these, made in her speech against the Mobilization Act: ' "Democracy is a living thing. If you seek to bind and chain demo- cracy, if you seek to keep it for awhile without letting it live, and without permitting it to exercise itself, democracy will wither, it will die." A T-GLADYS HOLLINGER, GRADE XIII. H t I, :may Qkk X .hw x 1 1- -'-51 . g 'Y' , Gy xigk A Q11 V ,, .V,.- ln 0 . is is Q ffiifff Awffs. . rfinf Z e if f be 'e ,Q vp' f - 4-5 L. 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' f i 'X o f e a 5 an a 1 Fung 7 L f 3 ' KL L' ' Soldiers, we salute thee! You represent the King, Our thoughts are always with thee- Chins up! and we will win. Chins up! and we will win, my lads, Our cause is true and just, Uur morals strong, we shall not sag, We,ll win, wewill, we must! Though trials and terrors stalk thee, And you think of home and kin, Keep fighting, they will leave thee- Chins up! and we will win. Chins up! and we will win, my lads, Our cause is true and just, Our morals strong, we shall not sag, We'll win, we will, we must! You are British and uphold it, Face danger witha grin, F or any battle you are fit- Chins up! and we will win! Chins up! and we will win, my lads, Our cause is true and just, Our morals strong, we shall not sag, W e'll win, we will, we must! e --LORINE Winn ER fWinner Second Prize, Junior Poetryj In March, they say, begins our spring, More brightly shines the sun each day. The crows return, the robins sing, The snow begins to melt away. When April rains begin to pour, And wash the earth-of Winter's grime, The streams both large and small do roar And all with Nature's music chime. The snowdrop in its beauty rare, Wakes from its long, long winter's sleep, The flowers kept with jealous care, From 'neath the earth begin to peep. ln May, the meadows and the hills Are covered with a mat of green, The flowers that grow beside the rills Present to us a colourful scene. Then comes the month of roses, func, With fields of waving grain and grass, The flowers with their sweet perfume, Which all too quickly from us pass. -MURIEL KocH THE ORACLE Miss Elma Brent's poe1n, uSnowdrops" was accepted for inclusion in the World's Fair Exposi- tion Press, New York City. SNOWDROPS fWinner of First Prize, Senior Poetryj P Soft green shoots pierce dark, brown earth To peer about ami then give birth To pure white blossoms, so wa-xy, and pale, Which brighten the soil of hill, valley and dale. The bright, spring sun shines smilingly down, To help the snowdrop brighten the brown, W The balmy March breezes sway the bright bell, Whose tinkle resounds thro' a fairy dell. At break of day, the feathery folk sing To the melodious music of the snowdrop's ring. But alas! the white bell slowly fades and then sinks To be buried 'mongst tulips, daffodils, pinks. Farewell, frail snowdrops, so beautifully sweet, We hope that next spring again we may meet. -ELMA R. BRENT A MOTHER'S PRAYER fWinner Second Prize, Senior Poetryf lt's not for mel pray-itis forlmy son g You see, there're just we two down here alone. His daddy? . . . well, you know his daddy's gone, He left us, long ago, to carry on. My son? Why, dearest God, he's just a boy Playing with all his little friends, it seems, He hasn't even conquered all his teens, Oh, please don't take away his boyhood joy. Dear God, it isn't he who's meant to die, He never had the heart to hurt a thing, He was so free, just like a bird on wing, And now he, too, is flying in the sky. lust see' the curls that o'er his forehead fall, He might be contemplating something bad The way his eyes are twinkling - just a lad, For all that he's so big, and strong and tall. His is a world that's torn with bloody strife, Because of greed and selfishness and pride, It was because of these his father died. And now he, too, will gladly give his life. And so I come before You, kindest Lord, To ask protection for him, day by day, That he'll be guarded on his dangerous wayg May You be pleased that this, my prayer, be heard. -V. O. THE ORACLE STAFF TOP fAdvertising Staff?-Seated: Stanley Foell, Verdun Lavery, Stanley Beisel, Bruce Ruppel, Louis Klinck, Lorne Bolger, John McCormick. Standing: Stewart Huehn, Fred Weismiller, Murray Pommer, Norman Hathaway, Laveme Watson, William Arnold, Walter Henrich, John Morris. BOTTUM Clilditorial Stafll-Seated: Ross Mulholland, Elma Brent, Orma Stevens, Lorine Weber, Wilma Klinck, Dorothy Hill, Beverley Shurly, Helen Arndt, John Rowland. Standing: Mr. Currie, La Verne Wittich, James Vice, Louis Klinck, Bruce Ruppel, Norman Hathaway, Kenneth Adams, Stanley Beisel, Willard Miller, Miss MacVicar, Mr. ' McIntyre. 1 Top: LINWOOD BUS I.INE Centre: WEST MONTROSE BUS LINE Bottom : GYMNASTIC POISE THE ORACLE 23 THE SMILE OF OUR QUEEN Each and every day we sing "God save our gracious King". But there,s a smile, I once have seen That makes me say, "Sing for the Queen". She has a smile so warm, so sweet, A loving gift from God indeed. It stirs your heart, if you have seen That magic smile of England's Queen. Her heart speaks through it very well, It needs no words the tale to tell. It's clear to all, and we'll agree To help our Queen across the sea. The smile is part of her daily plight, To encourage her people, and bring some light A In all this darkness, as never has been. And oh! it does marvels, that smile of our Queen. It cheers our brave soldiers, the poor '- and the rich .It cheers up the lonelywho lost all in the blitz. T here's faith in that smile, so clear, without sin, The smile of our Queen, will help Britain to win. I love Fur anthem, I 'll sing for the King As often as days are, that's a sure thing. But that wonderful smile, I 'll remember till death- May God save our Queen, Elizabeth. -LOUW BROADFIELD The THE WONDERS OF NATURE Last night I looked from out my window pane, And gazed upon a lovely fairy-land: The pale moon shining down the snowy lane Showed all the objects silvery and grand. And as I looked upon that lovely sight And viewed the beauties of that s gy scene, 1 A Q I leaned far out and whispered to e night, 'cSuch loveliness as this has never been." But in the morning light I found once more A diferent world, though it was snowy still g ' The frost had opened to ngiancyk door, And my imagination roamed at will. The trees were hung with silvery streamers bright, The roof-tops seemed like glisteniri sheets of ice, " " The snow-flakes, adding to the glittering sight, 1 Scurried about like tiny troubled mice. I wondered then which was the loveliest land, The moon-lit scene or this bright morn- ing one, My human mind could not quite under- stand The wonders that by Nature can be done. --V. HOFFER fat up fWinner First Prize, Junior Poetryj I looked out of my window, On a lovely summer night- T he earth and sky were all aglow With a soft, silvery light. ' The full moon shone, a little star. W as looking down at me. I .- It nodded wisely as it said, "A-sleeping you should be." "O star, you shine so brightly, And the moon is shining too. But oh, I know 'tis very late, So I'll say 'Goodnight' to you." Upon my smooth, white pillow, I laid my weary head. The little star look down and smiled. "Goodnight,,' it softly said. fi -DoRo1'HY HILL . A: 'F ' 24 THE ORACLE To the RC. 0.7. Clouds of war, like vultures With claws of hate outspread, Are hovering ever lower To cover o'er the dead. Their wings are slowly battered By birds that larger be- And manned by "Our Brave Birdmenf, T kfre guarding you and me. rg.. one Dafzh 72i9Lf an QOMAOI4 The nigkt was dark, and peace had de- sce d Un an uneventful day, For Tommies and ferries had quickly suspended The fight, - so to say. ,All lights were deadg not a bright star was flickering, In the distance could be heard The low, steady hum of an airplane's bickering, And the people from sleep were stirred. "To the gunsfv and the search lights were seeking That lone approaching foe, Searching the heavens high, with dark- ness reeking, "See in the distance that glow."' "T he beam stands stillf, the aircraft guns fired At the ferries, daring plane. When the smoke had cleared and the gunners retired, Down from the sky it came. The night was dark, and peace had de- scended On on uneventful day, For Tommies and ferries had quickly suspended The fight, - so to say. -MARGARET LUTz God keep you safe, oh Birdmen, 'Neath His protecting wing, That you may soon to earth return Our freedorrfs song to sing. May these dark clouds of war Very soon be passed away, And peace and freedom reign supreme, Dear Lord, to Thee we pray. -ELMA R. BRENT 'Right ovefz gnglana The night has come, the bugles call And war clouds lower near, From tumbling skies the bombs fall 'roundg Who know the thought of fear? The sirens scream, the people know 'Tis Germans that are here, But British fight, in honour die, Knowing not the thought of fear. But let them come, we shall not flag, For we can rout them fast, And there's no doubt about the end, We shall win out at last! -ARLENE SCHLUETER GRADE 10 g......51.1.... Snow flakes must have plenty of fun Falling from the sky, Trying to dodge each other Then landing by and by. They make the earth look brighter, In many different ways, All these fluffy snowflakes That bring out children's sleighs. Everywhere they're falling, The earth looks bright and gay, They decorate all nature, Then slowly melt away. -DON WEBER - ROBT. RUGGLE W x' Q Q12 1 907001 , F G' fi 2.1 The Dramatic Club Presents "Are You a Mason?" Characters : Laverne Watson, Margaret Lutz, Lorne Weppler, Stanley Beisel, Norman Hathaway, Genowefy Ritter, Fred Weismiller, Gladys Hollinger, Laverne Miller, June Weichel, Elma Brent, Jean Klinck, John Morris, Edna Holzworth. 5 Our High School Play held in early December was successfully directed by Miss C. McDonagh. Even if the plot had been boring and the acting "corny", the stage setting and costumes would have been enough to keep the interest of the onlookers. But it so happened that the plot wasn't a bit boring and, with the help of acting "par excellence", every one had side- splitting trouble. Did you ever, while sitting in the audience, realize the effect you had on the actor or the different feel- ings and thoughts that run through his or her head? Let's use our imaginations for a moment to contemplate this. The actor tis familiar with every line, its tone of voice, and movement that accompanies it. He knows his cues, and at rehearsals, has almost lived the play. Every one has told him that the audience is in sym- pathy with him, and, if he becomes nervous, they will become uneasy, and no one has a good time. But those footlights are so bright, and the people, waiting impatiently for the curtain to rise, now look up critically. Thus a little swimming- pool for vagrant microbes forms under his collar--a hum of silence -an unfamiliar parched "throaty" feeling-and he hears his own voice ringing out the first line. Another voice rings back. This breaks the ice and he regains his self-control, realizing that not many in the audi- ence could do any better. The sec- ond speech should go over big, he knows it perfectly-but gosh! what is it? Whew! he could kiss the prompter! A glance behind the curtain finds Miss McDonagh smil- ing approvingly, but his fellow actor has made a "faux pas". What's he going to do now? He's covered it over somehow without the audience even suspecting. This time it's a smile of mingled relief and admiration from behind the curtain. In "Are You a Mason ?" a certain male actor seemed anxious about his femininity complex, in other words, if his stockings and wig and face were on straight. Her "cher papa" and his son-in-law could be as embarrassed as they pleased and still be part of the act. It was hardly fair for the females of "Are You a Mason ?", for with 26 THE ORACLE Mrs. Pettie's beautification of them, and Lorine Weber's deeming them so chic, one scarcely noticed their acting for the radiance that shone about. Our favourite "mother" of the E. H. S. Dramatic Club's stage life CGladys Hollingerb displayed the same coolness as always and in addition, a "warmness" all her own in her "angry" scenes. I suppose Laverne Miller thor- oughly messed up by the Property Committee Cafter viewing Flora- dale Dam! toyed with similar ideas that Frederick Weismiller must have entertained when a certain Parisian female would insist on slapping his face. And howqcould we forget John Morris' healthy appearance which well deserved a policeman's uni- form, much less, that reckless, hideous profusion of wig and tattered dramatics, Norman Hath- away, alias, "Hamilton Travers". I know that I, your critic "ad lib" of the Dramatic Club's presenta- tion for the '40-'41 term, say, it was a real success. -BRUCE RUPPEL, GRADE XII CHRISTMAS LITERARY As a finale to our Christmas examinations the Literary Society held their first Literary of the school year. Owing to the absence of the President, Frederick Weismiller, B111 Arnold acted as chairman. The school orchestra under Mrs. Currie's directions and the Glee Club under the direction of Miss Wilfong, two new organizations of Sanur school, were heard for the first ime. The rest of the programme con- sisted of: a medley of popular music played by Mildred Mohr, a tap- dance number by Marie Simmons and Betty Yanchus, a violin solo by Dorothy Hill, a vocal solo by Ruth Dillon followed. by a juggling act by Coleman Bowman. Last but not least was the reading of "The Oracle" by Mary Howard. -M. WEICH1-:L, GRADE XII. C. A. S. F. ROLL The Oracle is interested in ob- taining the names and complete addresses of all former students who are now on Active Service. Our list contains the following names: C. A. S. F. Norman F. Weber, Kenneth E. Beisel, Kenneth M. Ruppel, Harry B. Hillis, Howard L. Brent, Elmer G. Hahn, Fred S. Allen, Claire L. Hedrich, Howard J. Stumpf, Ver- non Beisel, Robert Cunningham, Frank Howard, Herb Goodwin, Tom Bowman, G. W . 'Schwartzen, O. D. Geiger, J. E. Denstedt, Ralph Bowman, Gordon Bowman, Harry Dunham, H. L. Manto. R. C. A. F. Harry Hedrich, Nellis Lishman, C. Mattusch, Carl R. Sippel. Key to Pictures on Page 35 Top: THE GLEE CLUB Back :-Phyllis Stickney, Lorine Weber, Gladys Hollinger, Mary Welker, Ruth Dillon, Genowefy Ritter, Vera Napoleon, Grace Orr, Elma Brent, Ruth Eisenbach. Centre:--Marie Weichel, Wilma Wiechman, Ruth Playford, Jean Klinck, Gloria Long, Eleanor Arnold, Marie McAlpine, Joyce Soehner, Mary Merner. Front:-Lucille Niergarth, Helen Fulcher, Dorothy Mulholland, Kathleen Bolender, Gladys Doherty, Thelma Zeigler, Bernice KruPD, Jean Robinson, Norine Scheerer, Jean Seiling. Centre : THE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA Back :-Donald Higgins, Robert Detweiler, Roland Borchardt, John Sippel, Norman Hatha- way, Wayne Pettie, Frederick Weismiller, Ross Mulholland. - Front: Dorothy Hill, John Schweitzer, Alice Henrich, Stanley Foell, Murray Hilliard. THE ORACLE 27 COMMENCEMENT The annual High School Com- mencement was held on December 6 and 7, 1940, at 7.30 p.m. The play "Are You a Mason?" was pre- sented to large audiences and was highly praised by the public. On Friday night, December 6, the students of our school, who showed outstanding ability in the field of sport, were presented with their trophies. Helena Klinck, on behalf of the E.H.S., received the Hainsworth Trophy, which was won by our athletes for the second year in succession. The girls' relay team, made up of Helena Klinck, Eleanor Arnold, Gertrude Martin and Mary Arnold, were winners of the Senior Girls' relay race and received a silver cup for their efforts. Individual cups were given to: Helena Klinck-Standing broad. Helena Klinck-100 yards dash. Mary Arnold-Standing broad. The other athletes who helped win this cup are: William Arnold, Fred- erick Weismiller, Walter Henrich, Douglas Wagner. Helena Klinck, winner of the 100 yard dash at the W.O.S.S.A., re- ceived a medal along with two weeks at Lake Couchiching. ' The following were the winners of the E.H.S. field meet 1+ Senior Girls ................ Helena Klinck Intermediate Girls..Eleanor Arnold Junior Girls .............. Vera Napoleon Juvenile Boys .......... Floyd Foerster Junior Boys ............ Robert Campbell Intermediate Boys .... Laverne Miller Senior Boys .............. William Arnold Grade XII were winners of the form competition and received the form shield. - Junior Matriculation Diplomas: Kenneth Adams, Kathleen Bo- lender, Ray Bott, Jean Bowman, Aline Garner, Walter Henrich, Gladys Hollinger, Ralph Howlett, Helena Klinck, William Lutz, Isa- bella M-cFadden, Willard Miller, John Morris, Leone Nurse, Grace Orr, Genowefy Ritter, Orma Ste- vens, Laverne Watson, Frederick Weismiller, Wilma Wiechman. Diplomas for added subjects were presented to the following: Frederick Allen, Mary Arnold, Paul Bauman, Howard Brox, John Fried- man, Helen Gilles, Russel Gohl, David Hoffer, Myrna Miller, Bert- ram Reinhart, William Schmehl, Jean Shoemaker, Esther Trapp, Ruth Vice, Douglas Wagner, Alice Weppler. The following commercial stu- dents, who have completed the commercial course, were presented with their certificates: Edwin Bearinger, Gertrude Krupp, Ivan Letson, Clarence Mattusch, Esther Trapp, Tena Wilkie. The following outstanding stu- dents of the E.H.S. for the preced- ing term received their rewards for general proficiency: Grade IX .................... Alice Henrich Donor-Literary Society. Grade X .................... Betty Yanchus Donor-E. M. Arnold. , Grade XI ...................... Louis Klinck Donor-A. H. Vice. Grade XII .............. Laverne Watson Donor-A. H. Vice. Grade XIII .................... Helen Gilles G Donor- . E. Currie. Grade XI Com. ...... Gertrude Krupp Donor--G. Hollinger. Grade XII Com ..... Edwin Bearinger Donor--Blair's Drug Store. Grade IX and X Special Agriculture ...... Carl Schuett Donor-A. Seiling. All Grades Penmanship ................ Audrey Ernst Donor-Ul1yot's Drug Store. William Arnold was presented with the Woodall Floral Gardens Cup, donated by Gale Wood.all, for being the best all round student of the last term. -WILLIAM LU'rz, GRADE XIII. 28 THE ORACLE OUR TRIP TO TORONTO Very early one Saturday morn- ing, thirty eager students and three teachers set off for the annual trip to Toronto. Shortly after we had started, our voices were raised in accents of song. These continued until we reached Toronto, when they were lost in cheers for the boys of the Air-Force on parade. On leaving the bus, we were div- ided into three groups. Mr. Hardy took the boys through Hart House. Miss McDonagh took her group on a shopping tour, while Miss McVi- car and her group visited Whitney Hall, the Parliament Buildings, and, to their great delight, the Ma- ple Leaf Gardens. The Gardens were filled with tumultuous shouts of school children attending a spe- cial War Savings Campaign Drive. At two fifteen the students as- sembled at Hart House and a few minutes later the lights lowered and the curtain rose on the first act of Henry IV, Part I. After the play we had another four hours to spend in Toronto. Everyone went to the show, although all did not see the same picture. At eight o'c1ock little groups of Elmira students could be seen scur- rying from all directions toward the bus which was waiting at Hart House. The roll-call having been taken, we started on our homeward journey. When Clappison's Corners was reached, a hilarious half hour was spent there, after which we were in high spirits for the remain- ing part of the journey. From then on the bus was literally exploding with melodic strains, coming espe- cially from the rear of the bus where they were serenading Ray and ? In a short time the lights of Elmira were seen in the distance and we were home again, tired but happy- STAMP CLUB Our Stamp Club meets in the High School Agriculture Room, every second Tuesday. The fee is five cents. Each meeting, Mr. Ken- dall, who has a marvellous collec- tion, gives us an interesting talk on stamps. Each week it is a dif- ferent topic, and lately it has been about Canadian stamps. After the talk, there is usually a contest in which stamps are the prizes. Auction sales occasionally are carried out, and stamps are ex- changed. David Rowland is the president, Louis Klinck, the secre- tary-treasurer, and Mr. Kendall, the leader. Two weeks ago we had a stamp contest, and David Rowland had the best British collection, Louis Klinck, Jimmy Vice and Ralph Bru- bacher also had excellent collec- tions. David Rowland and Louis Klinck shared the Canadian prizes. Only one entered the Whole World Section, and so he, John Rowland, won. Bruce Ruppel's page arrange- ment was so excellent that in addi- tion to the prize he received a bonus. THE' BADMINTON CLUB The Badminton Club is one of the newer organizations in the Elmira High School, having been organized in December, 1940. It has almost forty members among whom there are some really expert players. These members elected as their president, Arthur Weichel, and Jean Klinck as secretary-treasurer. Al- though these young enthusiasts have a chance to play on Tuesday and Thursday of every week, it has been rumoured and confirmed that it is their desire to play every night of every week. The club has a very capable head. in Mr. Hardy, who is not only a 29 jr:-IE oRAc1.E: good organizer and player, but what's more important, a good sport. -J1-:AN KLINCK - .-.ii . JUNIOR RED CROSS The Junior Red Cross which has recently been organized in Elmira High School is headed for great activities in the future. As it is en- tirely independent of the Senior Red Cross, any project that is undertaken is well worth praise. This noteworthy society is organ- ized in branches of fifty members each, and the membership fee of each branch is one dollar. Neat buttons with the maple leaf and red cross as insignia are supplied for each member, while each branch has its own certificate. The numerous activities of the girls' branch are of great value, for instance, the older girls make sol- diers personal kits, sweaters and the new two-way mitts. The young- er girls are engaged mainly in knit- ting wash cloths-these are found under the "last but not least" cate- gory. The two girls' branches-Junior and Senior-are anticipating some really difficult tasks to accomplish. Without a doubt, as the war pro- gresses, problems will present themselves where the younger Red Cross members can give welcome aid. These girls are being trained now to prepare themselves for what is ahead-always looking to the future. If they can help those in dire need even in the most mea- gre way, it will not be a service lost. Pm sure you adults who read about the younger generation and how they are learning to work co-opera- tively in all projects, will agree that they are doing a fine bit of work. A word to the members: don't wait until you are assigned some task. Work ahead independently by knitting socks, socks and more socks! Scarfs, mitts, helmets, wristlets and caps are continually in demand-do something about it, won't you? THE CAMERA CLUB Photography has become so com- mon that we seldom pause to con- sider it as one of the most practical and most widely used of the fine arts throughout the world. It is through this medium that news from all over the world can be flashed before us at a moment's time, depicting more vividly the scenes of horror throughout the war-torn world. By means of the camera, their Sovereign Majesties are kept continually before the peo- ple of their Empire, thus drawing the bonds between the colonies and the Mother Country more closely. The present degree of perfection in photography has been reached after years of study and invention. The first step in this art was the discovery, in 1809, by Thomas Wedgwood, of a Way of making crude profiles by the action of light upon paper or cloth that had been soaked in a solution of nitrate of silver. Thirty years later Doguerre laid the foundation of photography by means of the process which bears his name. - Photography in this day and age has become comparatively simple so that it has become the hobby of many people. In our school these camera fans have organized into a clu.b under the capable leadership of Mr. Currie. The club this year has contributed several "paste-up" pages for the year book, and, in fu- ture years, it hopes to take over all the photography. A display of "snaps" is also planned for open night. ' -MARY WELKER AND GLADYS HoLL1NcER THE ORACLE KEY TO PICTURES AROUND THE SCHOOL KEY TO PICTURES ON PAGE 31 Maureen and Bernice Thur 18. Betty Schummer and Helen Deckert 19. Home Economics Class to the Ex. 20, Ruth Dillon and Eleanor Arnold 21. Lil' Abner 22, Wreck of the Model T. 23' Time out to chat 24 A few of the girls wearing tunics 25' Audrey Enrst 26' Dorothy Mulholland and Bernice Thur .lack Miner H, Burt Watson 27' Vivian Hoffer 28' A quick get-away 29- Bruce Ruppel 30- The home stretch 31- Mary Howard, Ruth Dillon 32. Keeping under cover, Laverne Watson 33. Marie Weichel Shop Work with Mr. Kendall Linwood bus unloading Hold it fellas One, two, three, donit bend your knees "We Three" Miss McVicar Verdun Lavery Caught unawares, Glen Watson Looking east from the school ,lim Vice Mr. Hardy presiding Clarence Touser Mattusch Display of the art work Miss McDonagh Miss Cruickshanks KEY TO PICTURES ON PAGE 32 Marie and Donald Weichel Helen Karley .lack Strong Laverne Miller. Lorine Weber Gladys Doherty Ruth Dillon Stanley Beisel Janet Morlock June Weichel Mary Howard David Rowland Norman Hathaway Jean Klinck Eleanor Arnold Bruce Ruppel Dorothy Mulholland Helen Deckert Elma Brent Howard Good Helen Bach Louis Klinck Edna Holzworth Gwen Cowey Betty Schummer Mr. 'Kendall Some Femininity Betty Yanchus Ruth Lavery Connie Dillon Grace Orr Robert Campbell Mildred Weigel Mary Hubert KEY TO PICTURES ON PAGE 33 Wilma Weichman Marie Simmons Mildred Mohr Grace Woods The Watsons--Burt, Glenn and Laverne Norma Beitz Gladys Campbell 19 . .lean Sippel . Dorothy Hill . Adam Hackett . Sgt. Fred Allan . Lorne Campbell . Alice Henrich . Margaret 'Lutz . Murray Hilbard . Ruth and Ross Mulholland . James Vice 29 30 31 32. Donald Higgins 33 34- 35 36 . Louw Broadfield . Mary Ruth 37 38. Alice Hahn 39 40 16. Donald Freeman 17. Betty Kraemer 18. Stuart Huehn . Genowefy Ritter 20. Douglas McKay . Ruby Gies 22. Bill Arnold IN MEMQRIANI HON. DR. L. J. 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The usual weather con- ditions prevailed and the track and ground were very heavy, some of the sprints and distance races hav- ing to be run on very soft ground. The meet was run off in the after- noon with some of the boys events taking place during the following week. However, unfavourable con- ditions did not cut down the num- ber of entries and students present. The results were as follows: GIRLS CHAMPION Q RUNNER-UP Senior Girls Helena Klinck Jean Klinck Intermediate Eleanor Arnold Ruth Dillon Junior Girls A Vera Napoleon Ruth Klinck BOYS Senior Boys William Arnold. Fred Weismiller A Intermed.iate Laverne Miller Coleman Bowman Junior Boys Robert Campbell John Arnold Juvenile Boys Floyd Forester Delman Heintzman g The form shield was ,taken by Grade XII who have monopolized this shield for the first few years. '-FRED WEISMILLI-:R ra, M Ml' am. Q 7, ill l A A jJfr,f'L"' QRS 1 l l 1 L , ' 'l . Ugfllw s Biff! THE WOSSA "Bu MEET Due to the cancelling of the Interscholastic Field Meet, the "B" Wossa was the only major Fall Meet of 1940 open to the Elmira team. The Elmira team set out early Friday October 18, for the J. W. Title Memorial Stadium in Lon- don to try to equal the performance of their 1939 track team, who won the meet. Competition turned out to be exceedingly keen, records being broken in numerous events, as the two hundred athletes from twenty-seven schools turned in sparkling performances. When the points were totalled up, Elmira was found in second place, a very credit- able showing. Leading the Elmira point win- ners were Helena and Ruth Klinck, Helena, in her last year at the Elmira school, Ruth in her first year.. Both turned in outstanding performances. Helena won the senior one hundred yards and placed second in the standing broad jump, one half inch behind. the win- ner. Ruth won the junior standing broad jump and finished in a dead heat in a record breaking seventy- five yard dash. She was awarded second in' this event. Elmira relay team increased their growing pres- tige. The team and their standing were as follows: , Senior Girls, Team consisting of: Helena Klinck, Eleanor Arnold, 5 . 38 THE ORACLE Ruth Klinck and Jean Sippel, won their race. Intermediate Girls Team consisting of: Eleanor Arnold, Evelyn Doherty, Marie Simmons and Betty Yan- chus, won their race. Junior Girls Team consisting of: Ruth Klinck, Mary Ruth, Jean Sippel and Evelyn Doherty, placed fourth. Junior Boys Team -consisting of: John Arnold, Floyd Foerster, Delmar Heintzman and Donald Higgins, placed third. Senior Boys Team consisting of: Laverne Miller, Fred Weismiller, Walter Henrich and William Arnold, won their race with plenty of spare over their arch rivals, Fergus. Individual point winners in the boys division were William Arnold with a third in the running broad jump, and hop-step-and-jump. Fred Weismiller who placed second in the senior half mile. FRED WEISMILLER i.l LIFE AT CAMP 0.A.C. "Come all you athletes, strive for O. A. C." Could there be anyone who does not enjoy a vacation at a summer camp? The W.O.S.S.A. Track Meet, held at London, gives the pupils of our schools an opportunity to attend one of the finest camps in Ontario. Since I spent two weeks at this camp last summer, I shall attempt to describe life there, in the hope that you, too, will try to win your way tb camp. First let me tell you about the grounds. They are nothing short of a huge park with terraces and ever- greens, rockeries and flowers. Situ- ated on Lake Couchiching, they afford splendid facilities for boat- ing and swimming, as well as all inland sports. I Now I will describe a typical day at O. A. C. At seven o'clock the bugle blows and by seven-fifteen all the girls are assembled in front of the flag to give the salutep They must not be late! Then comes the somewhat strenuous Danish Drill, under the leadership of "Hug" the lifeguard. The exercises are fol- lowed by a morning dip which pre- pares the girls for a hearty break- fast at eight o'clock. They then return to the cabins for a clean-up. By nine o'clock twelve neat and well-kept cots stand in each of the ten cabins, ready to be inspected. At nine-fifteen the girls are ready for instruction in the sport in which they specialize. Dinner is served at twelve-thirty and is fol- lowed by camp songs and a half- hour rest period. An instructive lecture is given, after which competitive games are carried on until five-thirty. This is the well-earned supper hour. After lunch, twilight games are held and then all the girls assemble in the dining-hall for an evening's entertainment. At ten o'clock all are ready for bed and by ten-fifteen lights are out and all must be quiet. There are also many special activities such as 5 hike to the nearby "Y" camp, a Weiner roast, a swim meet, a track meet and a tennis tournament. The camp is also frequently visited by import- ant personalities such as: Dorothy Walton Jr., tennis and badminton champion, and Lionel Conacher. Last but not least, I must men- tion the grand leaders, especially Margaret Laird, without whom the camp could never have been the success which it was. HELENA KLINCK Mr. Currie: Do you know what becomes of boys who skip sehooi every afternoon to play hockey!! ' Seiling: Sure, some of them get in the Leafs. ' ' Y J l m f A ml . QED f., GRADUATION DANCE The very last dance of last year's term was a semi-formal and elabor- ate one. It must have impressed those graduating to see the young- er students blossoming out on the dance floor amongst the roses and peonies and. "jiving" lightly to the rhythm produced by Ozzie King's orchestra. .i...... .i1l.-. THEQ HALLOWE'EN PARTY 'Twas 'Hallowe'en and the gym- nasium walls of Elmira High School were gaily decorated. Streamers, flaunced their orange and black in the soft light. On the stage was an eerie Hallowe'en scene. . Prizes for the costumes were War Saving Stamps. Lorine We- ber, a Spanish Senorita carried off the prize for the best-dressed lady. The award for the best-dressed man fell to the "playboy" Bruce Ruppel. Betty Vice, in a sack, and Norman Hathaway in pajamas, took the girls' and men's comic. Orma Ste- vens, in a dress fashioned of leaves, won the prize for the girls' most original costumeg the Umbrella Man, alias Ross Weichel, won the award for the mpst original boys'. The initiation session was enjoy- ed by everyone except the first form pupils. A Dancing with music was provided bythe Wurlitzer which, after play- ing only a short time, broke down. Several persons played the piano. After lunch dancing continued to the Wurlitzer until the National Anthem closed the party. MARY HOWARD, GRADE XII OUR CHRISTMAS DANCE Examinations were over. We had concluded the first term of our school year. And so we ushered in the festive Christmas season with a gay and colourful dance. The traditional red and green was used throughout the beautifully- decorated ball-room. Huge wreaths, twinkling blue lights and a pic- turesque Christmas tree made a glamorous setting for the gala occasion. The music was ably supplied by Ozzie King's orchestra and much enjoyed byfall. A brief intermission for a per- fectly delicious lunch, prepared by a special committee, followedg then back on the dance floor again we went. Happy and tired, we exchanged Christmas wishes, -and then the dance was over until next year. ELEANOR ARNOLD, GRADE XII . 1 THE SKATING PARTY Monday night, January the twen- ty-seventh, held a special interest for us fer it was the annual High School Skating Party. The rink was 40 THE ORACLE buzzing with merriment and Mr. Kendall's voice could be heard say- ing, "Right this way for cokes and home-made candy." Yes, it was our own Mr. Kendal again helping us to keep our coffers supplied with that metal that is so necessary in the carrying on of not only joy and gaiety but trade and commerce as well. Along with the rest of us were, Miss Cruickshank, Miss Mac- Vicar, and Mr. Mclntyre. Mr. Currie and Mr. Hardy, both just recently ill, shared our enjoyment watching us. Mr. Arnold showed us really how to skate, and Mr. Vice, whom we expected to see, was de- layed at the last moment. When the 'National Anthem was played everyone seemed reluctant to leave the ice owing to the good time that was being had. We're all looking forward to our next skating party! JUNE WEICHEL, GRADE Xl THE WEINER ROAST On October the iirst, the Elmira High School opened their social year with a weiner roast held at Hoelscher's Gravel Pit. The school was the meeting-place, and the hour of meeting, seven o'clock. when every one was there, we pro- ceeded loudly to the appointed place. Each form contributed to the evening's entertainment in the campiire's light. Twelfth grade stole the limelight as "The Social Butterfiiesn alias "The Happy Gang". Rousing cheers were given for the two new members of the staff, Miss MacVicar and Mr. Mc- Intyre. After all the forms had en- tertained successfuly or otherwise, a community sing-sing was held. Then came the most important part of any weiner roast-the hot dogs and marshmallows. And were they delicious? Three cheers for the lunch committee! After every one had had two of everything, the weiner roast was closed by the singing of the Na- tional Anthem and the shouting of the school yell. MARY HOWARD, GRADE XII . . l..-. 72i9Lt ghadows Stillness and soft light- These ushered in the silent night. Above the horizon of rosy hue, Into a frame of beautiful blue, Drifted the orb of gold. ,T was wondrous to behold! Night shadows here, The moon, a silvery sphere, Sailed high, so very high Over the night-blue shy. The quiet of night thus fell, Over a dreamy dell. -ELMA R. BRENT Key to Pictures on Page 45 Top: GRADE 11 Back :-Howard Good, Arthur Weichel, James Vice, Lorne Weppler, Ralph Brubacher, Wayne Pettie, Mr. Kendall, Adam Hackett, John Sippel, Murray Hilliard, Stuart Huehn, Glenn Watson. Front:-Mildred Mohr, Bernice Thur, June Weichel, Grace Woods, Wima Klinck, Ila Let- :fmfi Mabel Bolger, Betty Yanchus, Vivian o er. Centre: COMMERCIAL CLASS Back: Verdun Lavery, Lorne Bolger, Kenneth Adams, Murray Pommer, Cecil Wilker, Stanley Foell, John McCormick. Centre: Ruth Playford, Ruth Lavery, Kathleen Logel, Helena Warkentin, Gladys Campbell, Helen Deckert, Audrey Burnett, Jean Shoemaker, Mr. McIntyre. 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Front:-Howard Shuh, Lyle Dahmer, Elmer Sauder, Raymond Koch, Carl Schuett, John Rowland, Ross Weichel, Murray Heinbuch, Ed- ward O'Krafka, Clayton Martin, Hilbert Scheif- ner. f Centre: GRADE 9B 1:-Esther Soehner, Lucille Niergarth, Bea- trice Scheffner, Mr. Hardy, Norine Scheerer, Joan Robinson, Helen Voll, Mildred Weigel. 2:-Beverly Shurly, Elizabeth Vice, Jean Sippel, Thelma Uberig, Mary Ruth, Mary Woz- nuck, Naomi Snyder, Jean Weber, Jean Seiling, Grace Rudisuella, Robertina Broadfield. 3:-Louw Broadiield, Donald Weber, Robert Ruggle, Laverne Reger, John Schweitzer, George Snider, Roy Schaub, Wesley Sippel, Oscar Schedewitz. 4:-Harold Ritter, Burton Watson, J. D. Ogram, LaVerne Wittich, Harold Niergarth, Leonard Ruppel, Arthur Rudow, Weldon Pom- mer. TOP: GRADE 9A Back:-Rita McMahon, Mildred Glebe, Betty Bechthold, Viola Musselman, Alice Gies, Alice Hahn, Muriel Koch, Laura Napoleon, Ruth Eisenbach, Helen Arndt, Miss Cruickshank. Centre:--Ruth Mulholland, Margaret Bru- bacher, Phyllis Koch, Betty Kraemer, Bernice Calder, Ruth Klinck, Kathleen Kalbfleisch, Ber- nice Krupp, Fern Heintzman, Dorothy Klein, Vera Napoleon, Lenora Fulcher, Helen Bach. Front:--Donald Huehn, Walter Metzger, Coleman Bowman, Clifford Gingrich, Donald Higgins, John Arnold, Floyd Foerster, Ross Mulholland, Roland Borchardt, Vernon Gingrich, Robert Detweiler, Ortan Bowman, Clayton Hahn, George Jones. WILSON DEPENDABLE EQUIPMENT ron ALL SCHOOL SPORT ACTIVITIES THE HAROLD A. WILSON CO. Limited 299 YONGE ST. TonoNTo "'7fu3.t lime we me All in Une 4aowl'.L7ine" -His Majesty the King. There is no use in kidding ourselves that just because the bombs are falling thousands of miles away, this isn't our own personal war. S5 may bring down a German plane with one round of 40 m. shells. S10 will stop a tank with one round of an 18 or 25 pounder. S20 buys two rounds of 4.5 howitzer shells. S75 buys a depth charge to drop on a German U-boat. em, Wm swuae "-'i' DAVID BEAN 8: SONS LTD. This 1941 Oracle produced by . ........ WATERLOO ONTARIO Printers Since 1856 f7Ae Zngaaaingd, pau 1941 Uncle in Gln THE ORACLE 43 Gang' ACADEMIC BILL LUTZ "He's witty, he is wise, He is peppy for his size." Bill will always be remembered by his class mates for his keen sense of humour. In school work he is very energetic and ready to give a helping hand. But when mis- chief is afoot we're sure to find him right in on it. His ambition is to become a druggist. RAY BOTT 'iLife is real and life is earnest." Ray hails from a farm north of Elmira. He is a quiet but intelli- gent member of the class. Ray's favourite pastime is delving into the wonders of Chemistry or solv- ing problems in Geometry, subjects in which he excels. Ray's winning smilef?J has endeared himself to his classmates. He has not com- mitted himself concerning his future ambitions, but we are cer- tain that he will make a success of anything he attempts. . WALTER HENRICH "A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the best of menf, Walter, commonly known as "Heinie", is the only boy in fifth who can boast about his blond waves. Although Heinie seems rather quiet, there is never a prank in which he does not have a part. Throughout the term he has helped win atletic honours for the school on the relay team. His ambition however, is a deep dark secret which only time will reveal, but we Zlvish him success in whatever he oes. RALPH HOWLETT Ralph is always one of the more cheerful members of our form and has been so ever since he first came to E.H.S. His ambition is to be- come a scientific farmer and to further his knowledge along this line he intends to take a course at O.A.C. Well, lots of luck and good fortune, Ralph! GLADYS HOLLINGER i'True and sincere, loyal and kind, Another like her you, will never findf, Gladys, our last year's Cleopatra, has continued to impress us with a charming personality and to amaze us with a perfect Latin translation which she never could resist' com- paring to "Porky's" when Miss Mc- Donagh left the room. Besides working hard at her school work, Gladys is quite an accomplished actre-ss and musician. We know she will continue to be successful and Grade XII is rooting for her. HELENA KLINCK "And feet that fly on feathers." Helena has carved a niche in our hearts by her athletic feats. She has placed Elmira many a time at the top of the list of competitors. In addition to her athletic feats, she has held many oflices in school clubs and societies. Her ambition- to become a great Olympic runner! WILLARD MILLER "Wisdom grows in quiet places" Willard is a very quiet chap from out West Montrose way, whose hobby is playing the piano. It is said that Miller tries' to make' loveg perhaps this explains the daily s-nooze. We haven't been told what his ambition is but we are s-ure he will succeed. 1940-41 '7!w CLE 1 H lGH sc:-noon, G O R D O N' S GOOD G L A S S E S I 48 ONTARIO sT REET s. KITCHENER PHONE 2-41237 N orth Waterloo County's Leading Weekly THE ELMIRA SIGNET The Signet brings to you each week the intimate hap- penings of your town and dis- trict. Keeps you well informed on all news and happenings you are vitally interested in. Read the High School Tattler news weekly. Our readers will recommend this paper to you. SUBSCRIBE NOW I Compliments of . . A. H. Zl LLIAX BARRISTER SOLICITOR NOTARY PUBLIC ELMIRA - ONTARIO WE RENT TYPEWRITERS Special rate to students ONTARIO OFFICE OUTFITTERS 58 QUEEN ST. 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JOHN MORRIS A carefree laughing lad, a sport, a friend 5 In short, a boy on whom you can depend. John has just completed his first full year of high school in Elmira. His stay with us, however, has been one which will remain in the minds of the many friends he has made here. He always greets you with a smile, and he has- a most pleasing manner. In his academic studies he is ever found near the top. Whatever occupation you choose, John, we wish you success and luck. GENOWEFY RITTER "Live, love, laugh, and be happyf, Although Genowefy has always been ready for fun, she has never neglected her studies.. Her home town is St. Jacobs, but her golden hair and her winning smile have won her many Elmira friends dur- ing her course at E.H.S. , Jenny is fond of sports, for it is not unusual to see her taking a leading role in the commencement, for-,enjoying a skating party, or siglayinga game of badminton. We Qlgitnqtgknow what the future may -f V - R. may the best of luck be hers, what- ever her career may be. ORMA STEVENS Blushing, quiet, smiling, gay, That is 0rrna's chosen way. Orma is a quiet, smiling, good- natured girl from Hawkesville. Her constant "chum" is Wilma who seems to share all her secrets. What her ambitions are no one knows. Perhaps the old Durant could tell a different story. How- ever, silence is golden, so we know that Orma's future will be a suc- cess. LAVERNE C. WATSON HA little nonsense now then, Is relished by the 'wisest' men." Yes-if it is a little. As you en- ter Grade XIII classroom you see Laverne with a group. of boys arguing about the good weather for skiing or hunting. We wonder if Laverne could stop talking for five minutes. Whatever he does after he leaves E.H.S., we wish him suc- cess and good luck.. iii WILMA WEICHMAN "Silence is golden" Is this proverb true for Wilma? No, it is not, because she talks nearly all the time with her class- mate Orma Stevens. She is a good piano player and enjoys skating very much. She likes all her sub- jects fmaybeb and has had a good standing all through the E.H.S. She has the ambition to be a nurse and intends to enter training as soon as she leaves school. We wish you the best of luck in your future work, and know that you will suc- ceed. FRED WEISMILLER Besides being president of the High 'School Literary Society, Fred IF lT's HARDWARE We Have It PAINTS . ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES . TOOLS KLlNCK'S HARDWARE PHONE 367 ELMIRA When You Require I FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES DIAL 556 A We Will Deliver. , HERB AINSWORTH RE I CHARDS- THE 5 cK, , The Store with a Complete BEAUTY SALON Qualified in all branches of Stock of Beauty Culture GENERAL DRY GOODS Hours 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.rn. AND GROCERIES 952 King Street West , meal- Mount Hope, We Appreciate Your Patronage KITCHENER Telephone 8-8391 -li For Appointment Ge:-it-az-Reiclmrds' TRY US FOR ---T FRUITS AND VEGETABLES PHONE 307 ELMIRA J. HABI B DIAL 867 - I STUDENTS' ACCOUNTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT ANY BRANCH OF , THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA I ELMIRA, ONT., BRANCH - J. A. ROWLAND, Manager I If it is BUY, SELL or RENT See M A R T I N S O N FARMS AND TOWN PROPERTY REAL ESTATE AND APPRAISING MARTINSON REAL ESTATE AGENCY 85 ARTHUR STREET S. . PHONE 2272 THE ORACLE 51 UMQ Weismiller is an honour student and a good athlete. Fred is not only a middle distance runner but he is also a prominent member of Elmira's Junior Hockey team. Fred is well liked throughout the school -and when he graduates this spring we all wish him the greatest success in achieving his ambition. COMMERCIAL KENNETH ADAMS "Still waters run deep." Believe it or not, Ken's shyness in our midst is not natural. As- cording to outside reports, his ro- manticism is centered on a certain Hawkesville lassie. Our eyes are on you, Buddie! All joking aside, Ken's success is certain in the busi- ness world with that beguiling smile and charming manner. GRACE BUSCH "You'll know her by her wavy hair, Her dark, dark eyes, and modest air." Grace came to us from St. Clements to match her wits against "Pitman" and "UnderWood". She will master the rest of the Corn- mercial Course too, and thus be- come Somebody's Secretary some day. As a sport, Grace excels in softball and skating. So good lue-k, Grace! And as one of "Our Specials" - Success! ELMA BRE-NT "Always aiming for the best, Especially in a Shorthand T est." Elma is a very successful stu- dent. Her high marks show she can certainly master her studies. Before she decided to join us' in our Commercial room, she was em- ployed as a clerk in the Selrite Store. She' has a cheerful disposi- tion and We all know she will make an excellent secretary. GLADYS CAMPBELL "Rare compound of amusement. frolic and fun, W ho relished a joke and rejoiced in a pun." Gladys is a very interesting per- son to know, and -she lends much variety to dull classes. The rest of us often wonder whether she and Kathleen are always talking about their school work-or not. Never- theless, her winning smile and fun- loving spirit have won her many friends. We are not sure what Gladys intends to do, but we are all certain she will be a success. - AUDREY ERNST "True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance." Audrey's exceptionally line writ- ing will be remembered by all her friends at Elmira High School. She has never been known to scribble. Many times she has been called up- on to write out invitations for the school dances. Audrey tries hard to get along and we wish her success. ELIZABETH ELLIOTT "She lives' not to herself, her work is service to her fellow menf, Elizabeth came from the town of Smithville to join the Elmira Com- mercial Class. One of her favourite sports seems to be skating-maybe there is some attraction. She is very industrious and co-operative, and we are sure that success will be yours, Elizabeth. ' HELEN DECKERT "Lift her with care Fashioned so slenderly, - Y oung, and so fairf, You will be able to distinguish Helen Deckert by her fair, wavy hair and her big brown eyes. She ULLYOTS' Congratulate The Graduates HEADQUARTERS FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES Everything you need at Sclwol After school have a Sundae or Soda We use Silverwoods Delicious Ice Cream. 4ULLY0T'S DRUG STORE The Rexall Store PHONE 375 ELMIRA, ONT ' E. S. OTTO MEN'S AND BOYS' WEAR AND DRY CLEANING AND LAUNDRY SERVICE A PEARL LAUNDRY Kitchener E. S. O T T O ELMIRA - . . a ELMIRA Smafzl .fl A You just know she buys her clothes at NORMAN GOWDY'S THE ORACLE 53 0wzQ' enjoys dancing and singing very much. Helen came from Linwood school to us, so remember, take her up tenderly. RUTH LAVERY "And as the bright sun glorifies the sky, So is her face illurnin'd with her eyesf' Ruth is quiet and reserved. Her grace and. charm have made her a favourite among us all. She occu- pies the back seat all by herself- ever since Cecil left. We wonder if she misses him as much as we think she does. Success will be yours, Ruth, but we add our best wishes. KATHLEEN LOGEL Ask me no more where those stars light, That downward fall in dead of night, For in her eyes they sitf' "Kay" will always stand out vividly in our memory because of her black eyes. Her classmates never fail to enjoy the fun she creates in dull classes. She gets the greatest thrill out of typing in the Typewriting Room where she re- treats when everything seems to go wrong. May we add our best wishes for success. MARY MERNER "W ho does the best her circumstance allows' Does well, acts noblyg angels could no more." After a year's absence Mary has again come back to Elmira High to take the Special Commercial course. Mary hasn't changed a great deal. She is still as full of gossip as ever. Her chief accomplishment seems to be typing speed-tests. We wish Mary the best of everything and are sure that she will be a success in the business World. GRACE McKEE "Grace is in her step, heaven in her eye, In every gesture dignity and love." Grace's unfailing ability to get her homework done has given her hi-gh marks in many subjects, and consequently a position near the top of the class. Her pleasant quiet manner will surely win success for her in the business world. Best of luck to you, Grace! JEAN SHOEMAKER "Sweet promptings unto kindest 'deeds Were in her very look. We read her face, as one who reads A true and holy bookf, Jean has made many friends at E.H.S. The fact that she is a good worker and easy to get along with will make her an asset to any busi- ness in which she may be employ- ed. Success is certain to be yours, Jean, but we all want to add our best wishes. HELENA WARKENTIN 6'What will we do when she is gone, This fair creature within our throng?,' Always ready and eager to help out, that's Helena. She is the tall- est girl in Commercial, if not the tallest in the whole school. And when she is in a happy mood Cwhich is almost always! she throws Commercial into fits of laughter by something she says. We will all miss her when she goes, but know that success will be hers in whatever she does. CECIL WILKER "F are thee well, ' Young Laddief' Cecil with his wavy hair and quick humour found a place in the hearts of us all. He left us, though, sad to say, before our term was half over, but he hasn't gone far away. We know success will be his at his new position in the Furniture Factory, but we still want to send our best wishes. Allen County Public Libra!! 900 Webster Street ,3 EO.BoL22l0 Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2270 The Elmira Furniture Company Limited ELMIRA xx ONTARIO ,QS MANUFACTURERS ii i HBEAUCRAF-I-" OF Zeauargft be X e.,,h fuunurrunsm Lf "Beaucraft Tables for Simple Beautyi' Manufacturers of one of Canada's outstanding lines of Good Tables in Period Designs in Walnut and Mahogany for Living Room and Dinette, also Office and School Chairs. Hollinger Hardware ST. JACOBS, ONT. - PHONE 796 H WHOLESALE AND RETAIL HARDWARE 3- OUR MOTTO: "Quality Merchandise at Popular Prices" The Snicler Flour Milling Company ,Limited Established 1872 Pioneers in Roller Process Flour Milling Millers of Manitoba Hard, Winter Wheat, Rye and Whole Wheat Flour. Mill Feeds and Grains. LAYING MASH - GROWING MASH - CHICK STARTER FOX RATIONS - DAIRY FEEDS - PIG STARTER HOG CONCENTRATE - HORSE RATIONS ST. JACOBS WATERLOO CONESTOGO f A Eat More Nuts RAYMOND'S NUT SHOP 124 KING ST. WEST KITCHENER Next to Lyric Theatre -Ili Kl.1NcK's FEEDS A complete line of POULTRY FEEDS HOG FEEDS - DAIRY FEEDS Manufactured in our own plant from fresh, clean ingredients. We buy all kinds Of Grain, Timothy and Clover Seeds in season. K L I N C K'S LIMITED 15 CHURCH ST W. - ELMIRA THE ELMIRA CENTRAL MOTORS Chevrolet and Oldsmobile Sales and Service Phone 515 ELMIRA - ONTARIO May the Future be laden with Health, Wealth and every Happiness, for the Elmira High School Student Body is the sincere wish of THE ELMIRA CENTRAL MOTORS ELMIRA, ONTARIO Elmira lnsurance Agencies msumncs of An Kinds Ten Years Head Oiiice Experience FRED C. FORWELL Manager .l- Phones: Oiiice 485 Res. 356 Elmira, Ont. 'iOur Policy is Your Protection" Form News COMMERCIAL A round with Commercial is soon to begin, So bend low your ear and take it all in. Grade 12 is the leader, with seven all told, All girls and no boys, but the story's not cold. Kathleen and Gladys, the first of the lot, At talking and laughing always are caught. Next comes Helen, with Grace as her pal With answers in Bookkeeping, each ready to tell. Helena and Audrey are next on the list, Whenever they're away, they're sure to be missed Then last but not least, in the very back seat Is Ruth, by herself, so dainty and sweet. Grade 11, comes next, in the middle of the room, Five boys and three girls who make quite a boom. Verdun and Ruth, who talk all the timeg Our guess is love-it must be sublime. Murray' and John, Grade 11's two pests Talk on and on without a rest. Audrey and Lorne, two Winterbourne pals- One catches the guys, the other the gals. From Kathleen and Stanley, there's never a peep, To watch them you'd think they're almost asleep. Now come the -Specials who sit by the door, Five girls and three boys, without room for more. Kenneth and Mary, so calm and serene, In talking together are not very keen. Elma and Jean are the next two in sight, All one does is argue, the other's all right. Grace and. Elizabeth do nothing but work, And their homework at night they never shirk. Howard and Robert are new to the class, And both are hoping their exams they will pass. And now in conclusion we mustn't forget Our handsome young teacher whom no one regrets From Trinity he comes to teach us What's right And set our feet straight on the Path of the Light. -HELEN DECKERT U. B. BRUBACHER BOOTS AND SHOES McBRINE'S BAGGAGE Complete line of RUBBER FOOTWEAR F. E. WELKER GENERAL MERCHANT ST. JACOBS Fine Shoe Repairing Our Specialty PHONE 9541 PHONE 349 ELMIRA A. W I N G E R . , GENERAL STORE J A I Nl ET 5 All kinds of Hose Dress Goods for all the seasons. Lingerie and Underwear Prints, Flannelettes, Towelling, etc. Come in and see us in our new store. Buying at WINGER'S PAYS GOOD DIVIDENDS BooK STORE BOOKS AND SUPPLIES FOR ALL SCHOOLS Kodaks and Fountain Pens PHONE 5-5762 - KITCHENER Milton J. Opperthauser ' ELECTRIC WIRING AND INSTALLATIONS Appliances - Motors - Ranges Fixtures - Washers, etc. DeForest and Marconi Radios and Supplies Norge Refrigerators Woods Elect, Farm' Equipment 25 WILLIIIM ST. - PHONE 581 ELMIRA, ONTARIO Three Generations of Service to this Community. We deem it a pleasure and a privilege to serve .you, for FINE FOODS DISTINCTIVE CHINAWARE RUPPEL 8c co. EDWIN G. FRY CHIROPRACTOR AND DRUGLESS THERAPIST 44- William Street WATERLOO, ONT. PHONE 2-1357 N. M. BEARINGER ' LIMITED BUILDING MATERIAL COAL, COKE and WOOD ELMIRA, ONTARIO THE ORACLE GRADE XIII He sprang for his books and he grabbed them all three, And pulled on his coat and his mind was quite free, "Gangway" cried the student as the door bolts undrew, "Run" echoed his mom as he hurried right through. Behind banged the door, a.nd the house grew so calm, But out on the sidewalk our hero rushed on. At eighty fifty-five into school he did dash Right up to his locker, he flew like a flash, Then into the room to his dear old friend Fred, And taking a deep breath courageously said, "O give me your French, and your Latin book too, For my homework last night I neglected to do." 'Twas two minutes to nine and the first bell had rung, But there was still laughing and plenty of fun, While Wilma and Orma the chattering type Were calmly discussing the deeds of last nightg There beside them Helena and Gladys we find Were making more noise than the whole class combined! Not a word to his class-mate, Ray's'conduct is great, And he relishes deep problems like something he ate. Bill turns from the desk to see a great sightg Namely, planes in hot haste like some birds in their flight, While Willard sleeps on through this tumult and din, And innocent Walter jabs him with a pin. There's Jenny the girl with bright hair of spun gold, Who's many a man's weakness we oft have been toldg Next is Grace, whose cough drops we can never pass by But at opportune moments, we snitch on the slyg And the shyest is John with his glossy black curls Who's an expert at blushing when talking to girls. Though Laverne was still copying as fast as could be, Not a hair of Ralph Howlett anywhere could we see 3 When, all of a sudden, with one minute to go, In dashed our friend Ralph, hailing Miller his foe g While the rest of the class still too noisy to hear' Were quite unaware Mr. Currie was near! Laverne is still copying but again are repeated, The words of ourprincipal "Would you please, please be seated ?" -By our friends may Grade XIII long be remembered And we'll now end this poem which to you we have rendered. ' -GENOWE1-'Y RITTER AND WILMA WIECHMAN SCHOOL IS OUT! WHERE IS EVERYONE RUNNING? Naturally to KARE'S CAFE of Course Meals - Light Lunches - Refreshments Try our Home-made Candy and Ice Cream LYRIC ' CAPITOL . THEATRES WW Compliments from Howard Schedewitz and Bill Watt Kitchener's Lead-ing Theatres THE :Du sn IN KITCHENER Offers more for your money. Smart School clothes .... backed by the EATON Guar- antee "Goods Satisfactory or Money Refundedv! SPCANADIAN L THE ORACLE 59 NAME Louis Klinck Dorothy Mulholland Dave Rowland Jean Klinck Laverne Miller Marie Weichel Don Freeman Gladys Doherty Stanley Beisel Lorine Weber Doug McKay Audrey Hahn Jack Strong Eleanor Arnold Bill Arnold Edna Holzworth Keith Keller Betty Schummer Don Weichel Ruby Gies Norman Hathaway Janet Morlock Helen Karlovy Mary Howard Ruth Dillon Bruce Ruppel GRADE XII HOBBY Teaching the class Geom. Taking care of the air-force The Europea situation Acquiring intelligence Keeping the puck in place Keeping up her "art" Feeding pigs Talking Learning the technique Impressing us, all Amusing Jack Manufacturing microbes Laughing Keeping factory workers happy Keeping things down "Pat" Reducing Duplicating Louis' Geom. Discussing "things" Reading the classics Those finger nails! Wine, woman and song Averting quarrels Taking it all in Writing Singing Thinking NAME Betty Yanchus Wilma Klinck Bernice Thur Mildred Mohr Mabel Bolger IlarLetson Vivian Holler J une Weichel Grace Woods .lohn Sippel Lorne Weppler Glenn Watson Jim Vice Howard Good Ralph Brubacher Art Weichel Wayne Pettie Adam Hackett Murray Hilliard Stuart Huehn GRADE XI HOBBY Hockey games Trying to grow Men in uniform Chewing gum Combing her hair Milking cows Writing poetry Talking Trying to put on weight Billiards Twins Copying Candid camera shots Mathematics Photography Hockey Women Skating Feeding mink Driving FAVOURITE SAYING Oh hang it all! I've growed an inch I'm swooning! Say, listen .... I'm afraid of Math. Tsk, tsk, tsk You're crazy with the heat Don't be so dumb! Have you got your homework done? That'll he the day Let's skip this period Hey Yanchus . . .- How do you doooo! Got your Math done? Oh foo! She's the nicest . . . Nice legs!! Dorothy . . . I Ahhhhh ! FAVOURITE SAYING Oh? Do tell! Happy Day! Gees Bless my heart! Hya, Joe! Didja? Oh, commonow! Oh I didn't know that! What's that? Huh? Oh, yeah! Tell us another . . . Oh, I felt so funny. Hah, hah, lookit Bruce! Gaday! Let's have it. Tsk, Tsk, Oh, Lorine. Gosh! You said it. No kiddin', he's . . Nope! Life's like that. April? No! June! I don't gettit. Latin Comp. or Author? Snuttergipe ! Oh, sure! Dig that jive! -JEAN KLINCK 10 YEARS HENCE Mascot of Elmira Juniors Six foot three Hostess on an aeroplane She got her man Hairdresser Waiting for him Being one better than Longfellow Housewife Farmer's wife Proprietor of a pool-rooms Still going to school Getting tap for Lab. Commercial photographer Farmer Plumber One up on Syl Apps Earl Carroll Il Skating with Dorothy Fox farmer Truck driver 60 THE ORACLE W E I C H E US - Elmira and Waterloo I Reach the 62nd Milestone In Business 2 BIG STORES 2. BIG STOCKS H A R D W A R E I p PAINTS AND ELECTRICAL FIXTURES ELM I RA E PHONE 537 WATERLOO PHONE 2-3101 HISTORY OF GRADE 10 Grade 10 is famous for its noise, u Most of which comes from the boys. We girls are very quiet dears, Our loudest sounds are only cheers. Now we'll begin our list with Jean, A quiet girl 'tis easily seen. Audrey has Alice on the run. Especially when her homework's not done. T Arlene and. Betty, a mischievous pair, All their heart-throbs and sorrows share. Running in a flustered state Is Connie, still arriving late. Mary and Norma, two snappy gals, Are always the very best of pals. Where you lind Ev, you'll find Marie For they're good friends too, you see. Gwen, to our class this year has come In Margaret L. she lindsla chum. A girl with red hair is Gene R., In art we're sure she will go far. Marie McA. and J oycey too Make a terrible hullaballo. The gossipers are Marj and Dot, Though they are seldom ever caught. Gertrude and Beatrice, full of fun, Usually have their homework done. Phyllis is the jovial sort, She's pleasingly plump and a very good sport. Helen and Gloria, always gay, Find plenty of time to talk each day. ' Margaret Martin and Margaret Hahn, D In good behaviour have always shone. Another member is Thelma Zleel A very good skater we all agree. At Christmas Persida came to our class A very tall and hard-working lass. When in Kitchener shop at K R E S G E ' S . GCT r . he Friendly Store" - 61 ET!--LE o-I3AcI.E: WHEN YOU NEED I NoTIoNs - COSMETICS - LINGERIE PAINT - STATIONERY - DRESSES I Kitchen Utensils and Men's Accessories VISIT THE KINGSWAY STORE ELMIRA 54: to 55.00 Where Low Prices Make Shopping a Pleasure! Ross is our greatest war savings Two clever chaps are Elmer and buyer, Howard Of this, we know he'l1 never tire. When it comes to girls, each is a Abbie, surely known to all coward. Is dark and handsome though not tall. There's Lyle, Jack H. and Jack A. All quiet boys we're glad to say. Bert and Gerald, a mischievous pair, Are the chief source of our worry and care. In the foremost seats and very an- noyed Are Hilbert and Willard, Stan and Lloyd. Lorne, the photographer of our grade, Many an interesting picture has made. And Robert we will venture to say Will make a minister some fine day. That 'come-hither' smile that Floyd possesses Many a pretty girl addresses. Carl is a favourite of the girls- Could it be because of his pretty straight-curls ? A wizard at geometry is John R., In that, he beats us all by far. Delmer and Murray, two quiet boys, Never make a lot of noise. Clayton is a quiet chap, He seldom gets into a scrap. ' Don and Ed- like teasing girls By poking them and pulling their curls. Ralph is quite a chatter-box While Raymond seldom ever talks. Last but not least, our form- teacher dear, For Miss McDonagh, a hearty cheer. -ALICE HENRICH AND DOROTHY HILL DAY IN . . . DAY OUT . . . 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Capacity 25 to 40 passengers. w l I l' THE ORACLE 63 GRADE 9A We are a class just full of joys, With thirty-six good girls and boys: There's John Arnold, who thinks he is best, But really is Grade 9A's pest, Coleman Bowman from Floradale, As our hockey star will never fail, Ruth and Ross, the Mulholland twins, When one is sober, the other grins, While Viola and Mildred, we're sorry to say, Have left the ranks of Grade 9A, Orton Bowman from Floradale Hogesl that in Math. he will not a1 , A Ruth Eisenbach, a tall dark girl, Finds it easy her hair to curl, Phyllis Koch, a Conestogo dame, Always ge-ts "Cookie" as her nick- name, There's Alice Hahn, who's very quiet, While Laura Napoleon's always a riot, Bernice Krupp, an Elmira maid, Is one of the smallest in the grade, While Rita McMahon so tall and fair, Girls like her are very rare, Of handsome boys, there's one in our class, Dori Higgins, who falls for every ass, Robert Detweiler is doing fine When he gets to school before it rings nine, Floyd Foerster whom we all call "Mike" Is never seen without his bike, Lenora Fulcher on learning's path Is very glad when she gets her Math, Vera Napoleon, whose hair won't curl, Is a very jolly and carefree girl, George Jones gets his Math. and lHistory too, But when it's Penmanship "he no can do", Helen Arndt- is good in Art And in it she'll always do her part, Vernon Gingrich, stout and short, Must be some girl's favourite es- cort, Bernice Calder, a Linwood lass, Is the teacher's pet in music class, Margie Brubacher, always ready for fun, If there's mischief to do, she's just the one, Helen Bach and Alice Gies too Ared always willing their work to 05 Kathleen Kalbileisch has done her part By coming first right at the start, Another clever girl is Muriel Koch Who takes great pride in her Math. Notebook, Betty Bechtold from Heidelberg, In the classroom is never heard, Roland Borchardt, a shy young boy, Runs from the girls with the greatest of joy, Donald Huehn, a Conestogo shy lad 'Sells rulers and pencils at school for his dad, Ruth Klinck, the athlete of 9A ' Brings Home honours we are glad to say, Clifford Gingrich, called "Slim" for short, Says that eating is his favourite sport, Fern Heintzman, small, blonde, with blue eyes- When one mentions Music she al- ways sighs, Another girl is Dorothy Klien Who is always last to get in line, Clayton Hahn, a boy from Linwood, When there's work to do is always good, Betty Kraemer comes on the bus And never seems to be in a fuss, Walter Metzger hails from Yatton When we have Math problems he's always at 'em. . Q 4 I Wie Oacwle . Vol. 2 . . lb . .194o-41. . P X ELMIRA HIGH SCHOOL victoria olle-gc UNIVERSITY OF' TORONTO Founded by Royal Charter in 1836 "for the general education of youth in the various branches of Literature and Science on Christian Principlesf. As one of the Federated Colleges inftlie Faculty of Arts of the University of Toronto, Victoria College enrols students in all courses leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce and preparatory to admission to the schools of Graduate Studies, Divinity, Education, Law and Medicine. In the Annesley Hall Women's Residences and Wymilwood, ac- commodation is available for women students of Victoria College. In the Victoria College Residences accommodation is available for men students in Arts, and for a limited number of men students en-rolled in other colleges and faculties. For full information, including calendars and bulletins, apply to THE REGISTRAR, Victoria College, Toronto. Compliments of . . . F. W. WOOLWORTH 81 CO. KITCHENER MARTlN'S CHOPPING MILL ELI MARTIN, PROP. POULTRY FEEDS A SPECIALTY FLOUR - ALL KINDS OF FEE-DS AND SEEDS CUSTOM MIXING AND CHOPPING ' F ROOMS EFFICIENT DINING SERVICE AND APARTMENTS FULLY LICENSED HOTEL R 0 Y A L H O T E L This Hotel has been thoroughly renovated. PHONE 2112 CORNER ARTHUR AND CHURCH STREETS C CA Nl P B E LL' S WILLIAM LARK GARAGE BARRISTER Radiators - Batteries SOLICITOR Magnetos NOT ARY General Auto Repairing PHONE 4178 ELMIRA - 3 ONTARIO ELMIRA - - ONTARIO. THE ORACLE 65 Since Miss Cruickshank is our leader Grade 9A will try to please 'er. -RUTH KLINCK KATHLEEN KALBFLEISCH THE HISTORY OF GRADE 9B CLASS Grade 9B, the most industrious of all the classes,- Is mad.e up of thirty-two lads and lasses. Betty Vice, the cleverest of all, Led thesclass with her report last fall. , Beverly, who has an eye for the boys, Never in school does make much noise. The Mary of our room is very wise, And her cleverness she does not disguise. Rudow, Watson and Pommer, the biggest pests of all, Seemed to be quite low on their report in fall. Jean Sippel, the gum-chewing lass, Carries the Attendance Sheet for the class. Mildred and Thelma, with their curly hair, In their work at school both do quite fair. Helen Voll, from the Linwood bus, Is the only left-handed girl among us. Ruppel, with his comic faces, Is always opening Ritter's laces. N iergarth and' Snider, with their curly hair, Industriously work, even in a spare. Sippel and Weber, with their little care, Seldom do their work prepare. Oscar Schedewitz' is far from -blonde, But of the girls he is very fond. One 'of the blondes, of Grade 9B class, - Is Norine Sheerer, a St. Jacobs lass. While yet there is another one in the class, 'She is Jean Seiling, an Elmira lass. Mary Ruth, who in athletes is classed, Can run and jump and hop very fast. One of our boys is Robert Ruggle, Who, to do his work, does not have to struggle. Reger and Schweitzer and Broad- field too, In their work at school fairly well they do. Wittich, who almost always is present, ls nice to the teacher and very pleasant. Two of the many girls among us, Are Lucille and Joan, of the St. Jacobs bus. Robertina, quite new to the class, Used. to be a Gowanstown lass. Although Esther's thoughts are with a boy in 9A, She is quite clever in another way. One of the long-haired brunettes of Grade 9B, Is Jean Weber, from the country you see. One of the nicest girls of the St. Jacobs' bus, Is Noami Snider amongst the cleverest of us. And last but not least, our teacher so faithful and true, Mr. Hardy who has helped Grade 9B through. -JOAN ROBINSON, NORINE SHEERER AND LUCILLE NIERGARTH - Young Man: Did anyone ever tell you that you're wonderful, Helen? g Helen Deckert: No, no one ever has before. Young Man: Then where did you get the idea? 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EARL PUTNAM THE DOMINION LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY Head Office Waterloo, Ontario THE ORACLE 67 LATIN GRADE XI The thousands of Canadian stu- dents throughout our wide Domin- ion are at work at the same subject -Latin. In England, France, Unit- ed States, South America, Austra- lia, New Zealand, or any place in this civilized world you would find schools in which Latin is one of the chief subjects. Most of us know the story of Ro- mulus and Remus and the founding of Rome in 753 B.C. Although it is only a legend, we know that the tiny settlement called Rome, sur- rounded by a fort and crowning the bank of the river Tiber, was at one time the most powerful and most important city in the whole ancient world. Rome grew into a civilized nation, spreading her language, her literature, her laws, and her cus- toms along the Mediterranean Sea. These remained centuries after that old Roman Empire was invad- ed by fierce barbarians from the north. Today many European na- tions have inherited their laws and language from Rome, but, instead of all speaking Latin, many of them speak the modern forms of that Roman language: French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Ruman- ian. Our new course of study encour- ages all Grade Eleven students to make a Latin project. These Latin projects may be anything connect- ed with our Latin course, for exam- ple, the boys could make some of the Roman ships called "triremes" or "quinqueremes", or carve Roman figures out of wax, soap or wood. This year, Grade Eleven is attempt- ing something far bigger. We are going to stage a .Roman banquet. This is a collaborative en-terprise .but it has many fine merits that will prove amusing and interesting. I shall attempt to outline the order of events which this formal classic- al banquet will follow. The invitations are issued by the master of the house and are deliv- ered by slave messengers. The kitchen preparations are supervised by a tricliniarch or head chef. The guests bring their own valets and to the music of flutes and harps, are directed to couches where they eat their meal. All chat about the latest gossip, but are frequently interrupted by slaves, who bring finger bowls around, after each course. The host gives the sign and the food is served. The guests partake of crabs, mushrooms, salads, eggs, olives and radishes. Silver quills are used to enable the diners to pick their teeth. A substitute for wine is then distributed among the guests and then more food is brought in. Fingers are used. in- stead of forks. Soon mensae secun- dae is served Cthis is only fruitl. During the meal, entertainment is provided by acrobatic dancers, singers, tap dancers, etcetera. After the dinner the guests go for a stroll or take some sort of exer- cise. Latin also had a great effect on our English language. Most of our words are of Latin origin and some- times even Latin in form. Whether we realize it or not, We come into contact with Latin' every day. Many of the motto's on crests are in La- tin. Our own school crest presents to us an excellent example both in its Latin motto and in its moral- "Ab obscuritate ad Lucem", "From darkness to light". BETTY YANCHUS, Grade XI Phyllis Stickney: When I was at the circus I saw a man swallow a sword. Delmer: That's nothing 3 I saw a boy inhale a camel the other day. THE MAGIC-EYE DOOR OPENS AUTOMATICALLY WHEN YOU APPROACH -and leads you into a treasure-land of interesting wares-and Wearables Gouclies Department Store HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS will especially enjoy the Young Women's Fashion Departments and Shoe Shop . . . The Men's Shop . . . The Maple Dining Rooms and Fountain Luncheonette. SCIENCE STUDENTS find fascination in the operation of that Magic 'Eye Door. Do YOU know how it Works? An interesting printed article about the modern "Electric Eye" used for this and many recent inventions is yours for the asking. C. N. KLINCK Optometrist and Jeweller Agent for lgfehEXami3ations and BOND CLOTHES rt optic reatments Diamond, signer and Wedding 32000 'IP ings Elgin, Waltham, Bulova, Made to Measure Westfield, etc., Q Wrist and Pocket Watches I 0. W. KLINCK W. C. BROWN Optician and Watchmaker PHONE: OFFICE 385, RES. 887 TAILOR ELMIHA, ONTARIO C. J. BRUBACHER PLUMBING 8a TINSMITHING Clare's Hecla Furnaces and Air Conditioning Units Electric Pumps Flo-glaze Paints PHONE 362 RES. 553 ELMHQA, ONTARIO WEISMILLER PRINTING SERVICE Wg Print T 0' Please' Phone 568 - Res. 2285 ELMIRA, ONT. fri-IE ORACLE 69 BOTANY Although man has gone into the depths of chemistry, nature has not given him the key to the process of manufacturing starches and sugars from moisture and carbon dioxide. Since nature has retained this secret, man is dependent upon plants for his existence. The great civilizations of the world developed where conditions fav- oured the growth of rice, wheat and corn. Botany progressed slowly be- cause it had to depend upon phy- sics and chemistry for its develop- ment. While studying the struc- ture of roots, stems, leaves and fiowers, we found the microscope and magnifiying lens indispens- able. The High School has provid- ed two Busch microscopes and a set of magnifying lenses for the pupils. There is also a very good set of slides at our disposal. The first attempt to classify plants was made by Theophrastus of 370 to 285 B.C. Since his time thousands of plants have been classified. In our course this year, while studying the classification of plants, we began with a one-celled plant, the Thallophyts. Far up the scale we studied plants with very elaborate fibro-vascular systems by which food could be carried from the roots to the leaves. ' The scientific study of plants effect our modern life greatly. In agriculture, by scientific selection and the crossing of varieties, our grains and other plants have been greatly improved. Though much progress has been made, we must remember that mother nature has retained her truly great secret. ' - ORMA STEVENS, Grade XIII MATHEMATICS Boom! a United States coast battery fires a shell in target prac- tice and scores a bull's-eye fifteen miles out at sea. Construction gets under way on the new Peace bridge spanning the Niagara. Man rides the skies at thirty thousand feet. In short, the seven wonders of the world are sinking into oblivion. This has been made possible by the highly complex science--Mathematics. Whence its origin? Since 2000 B.C. mathematicians have created, developed, and compiled the fac- tors of this science-consisting of four branches: arithmetic, alge- bra, geometry and trigonometry- until today it is one vast compli- cated subject. The more we study mathematics, the more interesting we find it. It provides a solution for our curiosity whether it con- cerns the size of the earth, the distance of the stars or the time of the onset of the seasons. Such a curiosity, accompanied by neces- sity, is responsible for its origin. It was created, it is believed, by ancient priestly calendar makers. But mathematics is not only a factor for the solution of our curi- osities. Its importance in our lives is, perhaps, greater than we rea- lize, for it is the foundation of trade, the essence of exchange, the cornerstone of engineering, and, above all, the basis of educa- tion. Without mathematics none of the exact sciences could exist. Ships, cars, trains and the more modern aeroplane and submarine are brilliant products dependent in every detail on mathematics. Unfortunately, nations in our time have co-ordinated mathema- tics with the development of explosives and have used them Compliments of JUMBO ICE CREAM KITCHENER WHOLESALE RETAIL 361 KING ST. W. 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J oHN Momus HOME ECONOMICS The first of the term found our girls busily engaged in the most necessary of domestic achieve- ments-cooking. We shall admit it was not all first-rate, but that is only to be expected as man-y of the girls have not had a great deal of practical experience in cooking in their homes. On the whole, though, the Grade X girls have turned out some very delectable meals. Very likely, most of you have noticed the appetizing aro- mas seeping through the bottom of the Home Economics door on the days when the girls were in the midst of preparing a meal. They have not only showed their aptn-ess in cooking, but also in such lines as laundering, keeping the Home Economics' room clean and tidy, and also sewing. In connection with sewing, the first work attempted this year was in the line of crafts. Hemstitched, linen guest towels were made in very pretty pastel shades. They were cross-stitch, embroidered in contrasting colours, and, when finished, looked very attractive. The next sewing accomplishment was the making of lingerie. It was the daintiest and perhaps the most difficult of all the sewing done so far, this term, as there were many varieties of stitches and seams involved in it. A The Grade X Home Economics girls are also willing Red Cross ff' workers and have completed sol- diers' personal property bags, which were made of either chintz or cretonne. They have now been given the pleasant privilege of making the drapes for the Home Economics Room. This room has not had drapes since the school was built and we are sure they will add even more to its attractiveness. The girls are now in the process of making them, and they are being made in a shade to harmonize with the wall treatments and furnish- ings of the room. They are all hoping the drapes won't take too long as they are planning next on making skirts. After this, the girls are eagerly anticipating such activities as an afternoon tea, a Red Cross Bazaar, and also a mannequin show. CONNIE D1LLoN - THE RE'PORT-CARD EPISODE' 1941 On the night of January twenty Glum faces could be found a-plenty. While Father read, my knees just shook, He passed it to Mother and said, "Just look!" Then Mother read and said, "Why, dear, I thought you were doing better this year." Dad spoke in a voice which made me meek: "No more skating three nights a week." Next morning as I came up the walk, I heard an abundance of similar talk, By the time I reached the upper hall, My father and mother were best of all. -ADAM HACKETT Compliments of THE ELMIRA SHIRT at OVERALL Co. LIMITED ELMIRA ONTARIO Makers of COMFORTABLE WORK CLOTHING Compliments of undefz ufmifufze KITCHENER, ONTARIO DON'T GRUMBLE About Your Feet WEAR snons And Smile The feet serve not only as a foundaton for the body and a method for walking-they serve as a foundation for health. The body depends entirely on the feet. Proof-When your feet hurt you hurt all over .... When you are suffering from pain, your mind is not eflicient .... Is your efficiency being marred by poor shoes? Remember then to insist on MCHUMS FOR SCHOOL AND KAUFMAN' S FOR SPORT" and buy them at ' LEP-rv wElCHEL'S Sl-los. Srons PHONE 577 ELMIRA RES. 380 9 I w THE oRAcl.E 73 CHEMISTRY When newspapers are screaming headlines filled. with the tales of battle, Why should we think of the chemists? They seem of no history- making character. Without the modern chemist, however, there would be no magnetic mine to harass shipping, no plane to rain death. Therefore, the chemist has been the unwitting inventor of modern war. The steel used for the guns and planes of war has the same chem- ical formula as the steel used by mechanics for automobiles. They do not fear the automobile. Then, a tyrant eager for territorial expan- sion has used the chemists' inno- vations to serve his purpose. The chemist discovered. the gases which the axis militarists would use in a gas-raid on Britain. Little they dreamed that some day these "harmless" gases would be the dread of millions. To decrease the fatality of the gases the chemist has produced the gas mask. Thus he is helping to decrease the devastation of mod- ern war. He studies the composi- tion of bombsg first, to paralyze the enemy's industry, secondly, to bet- ter methods of combating the deadly missiles. To the patriot in the front-line, the chemist has given means of purifying water and preserving food. The discovery of radium has brought one of the physician's greatest servants, the X-ray. So the usefulness of chemistry in war fills volumes, but the best we can do is realize that we cannot, Without the chemists, produce the necessary sinews of modern war. -RAY l3o'r'r, GRADE XIII. FRENCH IN THE MAKING This year, Grade XII has enjoyed its French better than ever. You see, the course includes a romantic story or two, and this gives the pupils the idea that they are leav- ing naivete for the "youngsters", Now, don't think that we're casting Pierrille and "sa jolie Millette" aside, but we are engrossed in the happenings of the hero Silvio, and. our never-to-be-forgotten character of Cucugnanl Then, too, we will always con- sider it a pleasure to sit down be- fore our "Cours Moyen" and read about Monsier Bricourt and his ad- ventures on the orange peeling. In future years when our children, perhaps, are studiously endeavour- ing to master the French vocabu- lary, we will gladly open our hearts to "Les Deux Timides" with its eternal triangle, and the fate of Monsieur Dupre "et ses poules co- miques"! Won't it be jolly to pon- der over the scene of those dear drunken fowl with their little red coats to protect their tender, plucked, pimply skins? Perchance you should meet some- body who would remind you of Cecile and her romantic difficulties concerning Fremissin, you can re- ply to him that you still think Annette and Thibaudier could have made a good pair. Approaching the shooting-gal- lery in some foreign city may recall to you with a pang that "Le Coup de Pistolet" was your favorite story. Farther down the street, you might meet an old school chum who is awaiting with trepidation an interview with a prominent busi- ness man g he is at a loss for words, so you remind him of the French Elmira Ili In ,School THOROUGH TRAINING IN , ACADEMIC COURSES Complete Middle and Upper School is taught each year. Successful completion of these courses provides admission to- lli Normal schools. 125 Pass and Honour B.A. degrees in any University. C35 Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, etc., of any University. Graduation Certificate issued upon successful completion of fourth year. - COMMERCIAL COURSES ' A four year course in which the first two years are given over to general work with commercial options. Third year Work is a combination of Commercial and Academic Courses. Fourth year is entirely commercial. A Certificate of Graduation is issued when the student completes his course satisfactorily. Students with Academic ability are encouraged to complete their Academic Course to the end of Grade 13, and then take a year of intensive work in the Commercial Department. GENERAL EDUCATION I A four year course, with an Intermediate Certificate on com- pletion of second year and a Graduation Certificate at the end of fourth year. An extensive variety of subjects is offered to suit the interests and practical needs of as many students as possible. Sfgecial courses in Agriculture, Shop and Home Economics are o ered. FACILITIEIS PROVIDED FOR THE STUDENTS -Almost seven acres of campus -Literary society -School gardens -Athletic society -Baseball -School clubs -Track and field sports -Cafeteria -Free skating and hockey -Steel lockers -Basketball and soccer -Showers -Badminton -School buses Parents, send your children to Elmira High School that they may avail themselves of these splendid opportunities. Kindly communicate with the Principal as soon as convenient. G. E-. CURRIE, B.A. Principal. I , , -, ,.,.-.......l KJ COMPLIMENTS OF . . . The WATERLQG TRUST AND SAVINGS COMPANY - OFFICES - - KITCHENER - GAL m Aim' THE ORACLE 75 lesson, entitled "Une Entrevue" which he had memorised while still in school. As we sit back in our seats in French period, concentrating on French or the future, as the case may be, this often crosses our mind: "What shall I be doing ten years from now ?" Or, in ten years from now, as We sit back in our office swivel-chair or teacher's chair or senate bench, we may think: "W hat was I doing ten years ago '?" Well, the answer to the latter would probably be: "Oh, I know, we were studying French and Geome- try' and Latin. French was my favourite subject though. As I think it over, I can vaguely remem- ber something about Silvio who slipped on the orange peeling, and Millette, the stenographer, who shot a hole in Pierrille's favourite painting. Great days, those l" -J 1-:AN KLINCK LE CANOTAGE L'Indien de l'Amerique du Nord glissait sur l'eau dans son canot de bouleau depuis longtemps avant que nous l'eussions connu. Le canot fut son embarcation pour occupa- tion et pour plaisir. Aux deserts du Nord le canot est encore le bateau d'usage ordinaire. Comme un sport, le canotage a pris sa place au Canada parmi les plus populaires des pass-etemps d'ete. Le Canada parseme de ses lacs et de ses rivieres est particu- lierement approprie aux sports aqueux et de ceux le canotage est des mieux developpes et des plus populaires. Bien qu'il y ait quelques perils dans ce sport, comme un passe- temps le canotage fascine beaucoup les jeunes gens du pays. -WILMA WIECHMAN, GRADE XIII LE CANADA Nous voyons cette terre, que nous appelons maintenant "Le Canada" couvert de ses forets, de ses erables magniflques, de ses chenes noueux, et de beaucoup d'autres especes de bois de grande valeur. ca et la au Canad-a il y a beaucoup de beaux lacs. De grands fleuves rugissants se precipitent se jeter dans la mer. Attires des belles routes de notre pays beaucoup de voyageurs tra- versent la frontiere tous les ans. Ils veulent visiter ce Canada em- belle de ses rivieres surabondantes en poissons, de ses collines riches en mineraux ou se trouvent des plai- sirs pour tout le monde. -DONALD FREEMAN . CHEZ NCDUS Avez-vous jamais reflechi que ce pays dans lequel nous vivons est un des plus beaux du monde. C'est un pays de liberte. Ici on jouit du regime de gouvernement qui lui assure la plus grande liberteg on peut exprimer librement ses opi- nions et on peut adorer son Dieu en son propre maniere. Personne ne nous empeche de suitre notre vocation. Mais maintenant notre Canada est menace par la tyrannie et par la force. Il y a devant nous des rigueurs, des heures d'epreuve et des batailles. Nous lutterons jusqu'au bout pour garder dans notre pays la paix et la liberte comme toujours. Nous lutterons que nos enfants heritent un pays ou subsistent en paix nos institu- tions sociales, politiques et reli- gieuses. Cette fois nous sommes tous au premier rang. Si personne ne manque a son devoir, alors nous pouvons etre bien sflrs qu'i1 y aura toujours une Angleterre et aussi un Canada. --WILLARD MILLER Sole OVU E S "'o Agents .lewe I 'ers 49 Walcl-Imalxers All niallmiolfds s o ,x- Mises if KING STREET AT FREDERICK Watches diggct KITCHENER, ONT. GI. Ereiuingrr Zllnnrral aah Zllurniture Srrnirru R WE CORDIALLY INVITE You ' TO VISIT ouR FUNERAL CHAPEL W ELMIRA DAY - 2207 - PHONE - NIGHT - 628 The Popular Place for BANQUETS, DINNERS and PARTIES LARGE PRIVATE- BANQUET HALL Marvelous Meals at reasonable rates. - No Party too small or too large. Arrange Now for your Banquet Party. TRAlL'S END HOTEL coNEs'roGo PHONE - - ELMIRA 2121 THE ORACLE 77 WHAT A SCHOOL THIS WOULD BE . . . IF Howard were bad instead of Good, Grace were a paddle instead of an Orr, Bert were a bad one instead of a Goodwin, Donald were a captive instead of a Freeman, John were a Massey instead of McCormick, Gloria were short instead of Long, Grace were a bush instead of a Woods, Raymond would wash instead of Koch, Dorothy were a hollow instead of a Hill, Ralph were a sparrow instead of a Robbins, Jean were a breadbaker instead of a Shoemaker, Howard were a boot instead of a Shuh, Raymond were a warble instead of a Bott, Jimmy were a hammer instead of a Vice, Helen were an ain't instead of an Arndt, Audrey would bake it instead of Burnett, Donald were a floor instead of a Selling, Jack were weak instead of Strong. I have gathered together some of the many good points of the pupils of Grade 12 and created a perfect girl and boy. THE IDEAL BOY He would have Stanley Beisel's dark brown curly hair, Bruce Rup- pel's quizzical eyebrows, and Louis Klinck's long curling eyelashes overshadowing his deep dark eyes. David RoWland's cheerfully curved mouth would. do wonders to Donald Weichel's firm white teeth, while Bill Arnold's broad shoulders and athletic body would make any thin boy envious. Keith Keller's quiet politeness, Douglas McKay's gay and chipper point of view, Donald Freeman's grin, Jack Strong's vast store of conversational ammunition, La- verne Miller's hockey playing and Norman Hathaway's deep baritone voice, complete my conception of a perfect specimen. If you don't agree, take particu- lar notice the next time. THE IDEAL GIRL She would have Betty Schum- mer's raven black locks offsetting Mary Howard's fair complexion, Lorine Weber's beautiful expres- sive eyes, Marie Weichel's pert nose with Jean Klinck's cute red mouth acting as a background for Eleanor Arnold's winning smile. Janet Morlock's trim slender figure, combined with Ruby Gies' meticulousness, would effectively set off any selection of clothes. Dorothy Mulholland's hands and fingers would do justice to any kind of jewelry. With Ruth Dillon's singing voice, Helen Karley's intelligence, and Audrey Hahn's quietness sprinkled with Gladys Doherty's gaiety and wit, I give you the ideal girl. -THE AUTHOR? - GUESS. Ray Bott fstanding and waiting to ask Miss Cruickshank what he got in Modern Historyj. Orma Stevens Cat her lockerjz What are you waiting for? Ray: To see Miss 'Cruickshank about our history. Orma ffrowninglz Oh, don't be sorryg you know you got about 99 11!13 iniit. Ray-grinning as usual. THE VALUE OF LIFE INSURANCE One of the first assets that a young man should Obtain is a life insurance policy, because it is now recognized that life insurance is the most valuable "property" that one can own. It protects dependents through the payment of the sum insured if death occurs. 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When it was over around us we spied, Saw Midge in her locker as if to hideg Bernice struggled manfully with a knot in her lace, And June and Betty locked in ,em- brace, But the words from our principal we'll never forget: "Are you loafers or lovers ?"-the nail he did hit, How could he guess it, when all we do Is poke around vainly tying our shoe? But that isn't the first time we've been caughtg When'Mr. Currie sees us, he makes it hot. From now on, our group is truly reformed, No hanging 'round corridors after having been warned. Miss MacVicar: Improve this sentence: "Girls is better-looking than boys". Lloyd Mulholland: Girls is arti- ficially better-looking than boys. lk Pls :lf Mr. Hardy: Kenneth, give me the formula for water. Kenneth: H I J K L M N O. Mr. Hardy: Who gave you that v idea. Kenneth: You didg you said it was H,O. Patronize Uur Advertisers We thank our advertisers for their response to our request that they use the Year Book as a medium of advertising. 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ITS GREAT to have a plentiful e - 9 supply of hot water on tap for the g N, "noon-hour rush". ChiIdren's is Qs hands to wash before eating- 'f- '?gi3:?iFs 41f " more "slick1ng up" before they go 'Eg e Qiid Q "f5" - back to school or out to play- - ffgfg . "1 f the dishes to be done. .1 - qw. fu' No need to bu a H dro Water in .5 e Y Y ELMIRA F l , gt - .FA Q V. Ag -I A , -,mf Q L V r H-Q Imran-r 1 'as.-'Radu e' sagem,-,..e ea geszziiil' X fl H 'S' me wan, -fee - ,,,a,.r'?4iii.rJg . . ,ax Heater. just pay for the current. IT'S GREAT to be able to draw a bathful of hot water that can be regulated to just the temperature you want. Lots of Hot Water always on tap. Decide now to enjoy the comforts of a Hydro Water Heater. Call at the Hydro and obtain full particu- lars or telephone and a representa- tive will call. W-402 Au'roMATlc - ISAIFE - sconomlcm. Compliments of PUBLIC UTILITIES - ONTARIO ' ' .af-'ff sfsi UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ' UNIVERSITY COLLEGE University College is the Provincial Arts College, maintained by the Province of Ontario. It is non-denominational but not non-religious. There are residences for men and for women. A spirit of unity and co-operation pervades the Whole College. University College offers thirty-two 1329 scholarships at Matricula- tion and many scholarships and prizes in course. Substantial Bursaries are granted to able students who have difficulty in bearing the total expense of a university education. Preference is given to applicants from schools not situated in Toronto. For information on residences, scholarships, entrance, choice of course, and for a free copy of a beautifully illustrated descriptive booklet, write to THE REGISTRAR, University College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. For information on courses in Arts, Medicine, Applied Science and Engineering, Household Science, Education, Forestry, Music, Graduate Studies, Dentistry, Social Science, Nursing, the new Course in Physical and Health Education, the new Honour Course in Geography, the Honour Course in Law, the Course in Commerce, the Honour Courses in Fine Art and in Music, etc., write the Registrar of the University. For particulars regarding the Pass Course for Teachers, Evening Classes, Summer Ses-sion, courses in Occupational Therapy, in Physiotherapy, in Aerial Navigation, and in Business, Write to the Director of University Extension. University of Western Ontario LONDON - CANADA ' Canada is rapidly playing a larger and more important part in the war with Germany and Italy. She should pull her full weight not only now but in the years to come. 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