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

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Wie Uwcle --qw r W.. VOL. 3 EASTER 1942 ...gm gp.. EDITORIAL STAFF EDITOR ----- - Betty Yanchus ASSISTANT EDITOR - BUSINESS MANAGER ADVERTISING STAFF - Spaghetti Louis Klinck Verdun Lavery Murray Pommer Lorne Bolger John McCormick -.QmQ.. ADVISORY STAFF Katherine B. MacVicar, B.A. W. B. Schoales, B.A. G. E. Currie, B.A. CONTENTS Editorial ........................................ 8 The Chronicle ....... ...... 3 2 Elmira High School Board .......... 9 candid shots ....... .,.... 3 4 Elmira High School Staff .............. 10 Athletics .............................. ...... 3 9 Principal's Message .......... ........ 1 1 Book Reviews ................................ 4-2 Valedictory ................. ........ 1 3 The Keys Of The Kingdom , My Friend Flicka Literary .......................................... 15 Social ................... ...... 4 3 Cutting Out, a La Drake-1942 our Graduates 45 The Red Count U p ......... ..... . Sailors, Beware! Form News ................... ...... 5 3 A W01'1f-1 Figure of T0-day' French Department ......... ...... 6 7 Poetry ................................ ........ 2 6 Humour ...........A..,...... ...... 7 9 Our War Work ....... ........ 2 9 Autographs ....... ...... 8 3 17 u Yffaf RACLE! What a magic word! From ancient history we learn that oracles considered as divine relations guided the Greeks and Romans in thought, word, and deed. Derived from the Latin word meaning "to speak", Oracle still retains a portion of its former meaning. The spoken thoughts and ideas of many of our pupils are acknowledged and printed as counsel to the new and younger pupils. So criticize kindly, gentle reader, remembering the earnest co- operation and spirit of fellowship that is vital in making this Oracle a success. Perhaps you, too, will be able to read between the lines and realize fully the joyous times that we, the students, have spent within the portals of the school. Last year's Oracle was a very great success. By winning the George Legge Trophy competition in Class 1 of the Canadian Weekly Newspapers Association, out of five hundred different year book entries, it has set an extremely high standard that will be diilicult for us to attain. l am sure much credit should be given to the staff advisors, the advertisers, and student body, especially the graduating class. For the last time the latter have made their contributions to our Year Book, and so to them, the graduates, l wish to speak. Wvhat are your immediate prospects? That is a most natural query, and more particularly in these extremely difficult times when all the democratic countries are engaged in a gigantic struggle against the Axis powers. The British Empire is fighting for that freedom of speech, thought and action-our way of life- which we all prize so highly. lt is to our leaders that we look for guidance in this dark hour. Naturally, then, it is a question of vital importance to each of you as you take your leave of school. Up till now your life has been more or less a sheltered cloister, with each step planned and anticipated for you. But what of your future? The purpose of your education at the Elmira High School has been to fit you, at least partially, to meet these new conditions which will require great strength of character, fortitude and perseverance. It has sought to develop that latent power that will be a prime factor in your efforts to establish yourself in the better world of tomorrow, in which your life will be cast. The High School has sought to develop leaders in all the various phases of life-intellect, ethical, religious and civil, in which you, as graduates, will be called to carry on the work of the great men of the past. Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints in the sands of time.-Longfellow. -BETTY YANCHUS ELMIRA HIGH W. W. MARTINSON R. H. CARBERT G. HOLLINGER A. H. VICE, Chairman J. KLINCK, Secretary SCHCGL BOARD E. M. ARNOLD T. SCOTT ELMIRA HIGH SCHOCDL STAFF Y ...We .4 i E. M. CRUICKSHANK. B.A. K. B. MACVICAR, B.A. C. MCDONAGH 3 C. F. HARDY, B.A. W. B. SCHOALES, B.A. E. W. KENDALLQ B.S.A 5 THE PRlNCIPAL'S MESSAGE ss s, D 'CA community is like a ship, every one ought to be prepared to take the helm." Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian dramatist 11828-19065 This year finds us facing the grim realities of total war, being fought with a madness and fury unprece- dented in the history of the World. Our Empire, along with our allies, is risking all for the cause of free- dom and justice. Rights and privi- leges within our democracy must, of necessity, be restricted as our duties and responsibilities assume far greater proportions than in the past. Since a nation is a collection of communities, co-ordinated and welded into a smoothly functioning unit, we may safely assume that no nation can be stronger than the 0 . C. E. CURRIE, B.A. communities that compose it. The school is the great training ground of community life. Since the activities and ideals of a school are bound to project themselves into the community, the responsibilities of both teachers and students are very great. We must all learn to be alert and to face realities-leading when We should lead and following when we should follow. No one should consider himself capable of giving orders unless he has first learned to take orders. The all important objective of our school must be to '4Win This War", for unless we do so all other ideals and objectivesrof education will be rudely brushed aside. It has been truly said, "only those deserve freedom who set no limit to the price they are willing to pay to preserve freedomv. lVlr. Churchill has given us the Watchwords 4'Let us then brace ourselves to our duty". uLet us go forward togethern. 4'There is not a moment to losen. We can all be good soldiers of education as Well as of the soil, factory or army. The future will open boundless opportunities for service. lVlay the Elmira High School students utake the helm" and carry on in true British fashion. To the graduates may I say, 4'Wherever your lot may be cast, be loyal to your God, your King, and your Country. Goodbye, good luck, and God speedlw G. E. CURRIE, B.A., Principal. FIRST PRIZE DRAWING -Kathleen Lorch, IX A THE ORACLE 13 I am indeed proud of the distinction and honour of ,being chosen as valedic- torian on behalf of the 1941 graduating class of Elmira High School. Perhaps the most agitating disturb- ance of a valedictorian is neither the fear of speaking before a large audience, nor the lack of variety of material placed at his disposal, but the thought of expressing himself in a different, pleasing, and interesting manner. In short, reminding himself of the tre- mendous task ahead of him, he feels that he is not capable of rendering such an address, since there is too much to be considered, and he earnestly wishes that he had not consented to do so. It re- minds one of the story of the little negro boy asleep in a watermelon patch, with a half-eaten watermelon by his side. Some nonchalant passerby poked him in the ribs, and said, '6Too much water- melon?', I-Ie replied drowsily, "No, too little nigger." As one attempts to assemble such an address, deep in his heart he feels slight involuntary tremblings as to the final success of such an undertaking. Numer- ous outrageous ideas enter his frantic mind, only to be cast aside by his better judgment. In such a state was my mind. While I was experimenting with many different kinds of phrases, my mind seemed to wander, and as my eyelids became heavy, I felt myself being swept past the decades on the silvery wings of the zephyrs, into a world some thirty years hence. Thus did I visualize my- self setting out on a tour of that future world. To my amazed self I was sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, in an enorm- ous ocean liner. In the invigorating ocean air, as I was ambling carefree along the deck, I was attracted below to the thundering roar of the engine room. While I observed the workmen there, I came upon one -whose movements seemed familiar, and whose brilliant red hair seemed to stand out, as he shovelled coal into the hot furnaces, seemingly enjoy- ing his work. On closer observation, I noticed him to be Bill Lutz, a former co-worker in Chemistry and an eager helper in playing any sort of pranks. Having reached England, I decided to remain there for a few days, and during a tour of the sights, we were conducted by a guide of medium stature and with coal-black hair. Later on we recognized each other, and I was able to chat once more with a former school-mate, John Morris. From there my fantastic jour- ney led me to Italy, a land of sunshine. Urged on by my hunger and curiosity, I came upon a small store operated by a fruit and vegetable vendor. As I was about to make a purchase there, imagine my surprise when someone said to me "Hello, Fred", and looking up, I saw Willard Miller staring at me from be- hind a counter piled high with fruit. After a brief discourse my mind was again sailing, this time across the Medi- terranean Sea, to the dark continent of the world, Africa. There I felt lost in the midst of the untamed jungles, as I was accompanied 'by dark-skinned na- tives. One day, on one of my explora- tions, I was enlightened by the thought of passing through a village where at least a few white people dwelt. On being taken there, I was astonished to meet Gladys Hollinger, serving as a missionary's wife. It was indeed pleas- ing to speak, in such a remote place, of many past, pleasant experiences. From there, my next stop was India. At the point of debarkation, I noticed a small crowd of admirers following closely upon the heels of a high-ranking Air Force Official, who hurried down the street with stately strides. g By a few by- standers, I was informed that he was Air Vice-Marshall Laverne Watson, in 14- THE ORACLE charge of air operations in India. Many indeed were the mischievous tricks that we could have recalled at that time. I decided to take a few days, rest, and passed my leisure time in viewing the sights at Bombay. I was attracted there by the strange shouts of a Hindu for- tune-teller, who was yelling something out in his shrill Arabic tongue. Upon his unexpected invitation, I entered into his tent, where he unmasked himself, and I once more renewed my memory of Ray Bott, our smiling mathematician. Among other things, he told me how thriving his business was. From there my inspired mind wandered to China. I could scarcely conjecture whom I might meet in that strange land. How- ever, as we approached the sea-coast, a huge crowd of people was seen stream- ing toward the docks. At one of the piers was tied a large boat. A small party of people descended from the boat, and through my field glasses, one lady seemed to resemble Mary Welker. Later on I was told it was Mary, and she was now the wife of the new British envoy to China. At least one classmate had entered the nobility. The last lap of my journey took me on board the China Clipper bound for the U.S.A. Here, too, I was to be en- lightened by the companionship of past friends. Upon entering the flying boat, we were accommodated by a stewardess, whose friendly manner made us feel entirely at ease, and whose long hair seemed to fall like golden strands upon her shoulders. By means of various questions, I found her name to be Jenny Ritter, and it was only then, that I realized that I could now converse with a former graduate, and a leading actor at many High School Commencements. During my flight, I was seated beside a sophisticated lady, who was registered in the log book as a teacher of foreign languages at Columbia University. We spoke occasionally, and more frequently when we began to recall our younger days at school. To our mutual surprise, we realized that we had been school- mates. Yes, it was Orma Stevens, who, together with the rest of us, used to roam about the halls of Old Elmira High. The seaplane landed at San Francisco, and as I made my way toward the train depot, I came upon a marble statue erected in Athletic Square on which were inscribed the following words: '4Dedi- cated to the memory of Helena Klinck, that famous professional sprinter, whose record in the 100 yard dash still stands? Many were the memories that rushed to my mind as I stood silently beneath its towering heights. In the last portion of my trip, I found myself seated in a train, suitably called the '6Silver Streak". My first act there was to purchase a news- paper, so that I might bring myself up to date with the news, from which I had been so long absent. As I glanced through the edition, I came upon a page entitled '6Modern Rhythm". My startled eyes gazed upon a picture of the leading dance orchestra of the day, under which was printed the following words, 6'Ralph Howlett and His Hotshots, starring that famous Blue Singer, Grace Orr." I could hardly believe my eyes, but I held firm to the old adage, "Pictures talk." The remainder of the trip seemed uneventful until a slight commotion occurred in the rear of the train car, and in ambled an elderly porter, shout- ing: "Peanuts, peanuts, chocolate bars and chewing gum." My, but that voice had an intimate ring as it was repeated! As he approached my seat, he began to smile and I recognized Walter Henrich in the person of the porter. One can easily imagine the nature of our dis- cussions for the remainder of the trip. The train sped along softly, and rapidly approached our fair land. Unexpectedly, the brakes started screeching and we were thrown on the floor with a terrific jolt, as the Silver Streak crashed. My mind became blank, as I wasrendered unconscious. Upon' being revived my eyes were foggy as I faintly beheld the uniform of a Red Cross Nurse standing tContinued on Page 751 gif t whim I Q If if were 1. . 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MM- alhi- I ' tar' ' Spaghetti By DOROTHY HILL, GRADE XI K F irst Prize Essayj You've eaten spaghetti too? Then you know all about it. Spaghetti is an Italian dish which was brought over to the United States with Italian immigrants. It became very popular south of the border and soon its popularity spread to Canada-and we have been in trouble ever since. Oh, I'm not saying that spaghetti isn't good. Dear no! It is really a most appetizing dish-and that is the afore-mentioned trouble. By the time you get it into your mouth you are literally starving and thoroughly disgusted. Have you ever come in from work or play on a cold, frosty winter's evening when a chilling dusk has settled over all the earth and the frost is nipping at your fingers, and, on opening the door, had a most de-e-licious aroma float up to your nostrils-the aroma being that of spaghetti? You smack your lips and your mouth begins to water. Hastening to rake a comb through your hair, you scrub your hands until they shine fwanting to make a good impression so that no one will say anything if you eat twice your sharel and then make a mad dash for the table. But you forget that the din- ing-room floor has just been waxed and you slide half-way across the room on the rug at the door. Picking yourself up, you proceed more cautiously and finally find yourself safely in your place. Then in comes mother bearing the steaming dish which she places before you. The usual formalities being com- pleted, you pick up the utensils placed for the purpose with a grand flourish, and place them in the steaming contents of the bowl. Then, slowly and carefully you transport a great mound of spa- ghetti to your plate-err-did I say a 'cgreat moundw? It may have been ugreatv when you started out, but now there are only a few straggling ends dangling on the fork. Depositing these on your trough-err-plate you dig in again, the same results following. The third time you make an attempt there is a queer expression on your face some- thing between a smirk and a smile. By this time the other members of the family are becoming impatient fcan you blame them?l so, out of politeness you pass the bowl on. Oh, well! Picking up your knife and fork you attempt, by violent twists of the wrist to bridge the distance between the plate and a certain apparatus commonly called the mouth. By the time you reach the said apparatus the spaghetti is no longer on the fork but daintily draped around your wrist. Untangling yourself you try again. You poke the fork into your mouth in a great rush while a triumphant look crosses your care-worn face. But alas! Your mouth closes on a practically empty fork. A few strands of spaghetti slither to your plate while another swings out and hits you on the chin, then slips slyly down and deposits itself on your tie. 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I' fa ' '-y. u 'J 'J' 16 THE ORACLE Cutting Out, 5 la Drake -1942 By DAVID ROWLAND, GRADE XIII fFirst Prize Senior Storyj We were cruising through the tropical darkness at twenty-three knots. The lean ship slipped silently through the leaden waters, only the phosphorescent glitter of the shipis wash betraying our pres- ence. On our bridge a silent group lined the rail, endeavouring by sheer will-power to penetrate the encompass- ing darkness. Our ship, the Free French destroyer "Le Triomphantv, was thirty-six hours out of Duala, French Cameroons. We were under sealed orders, direct from Admiral Muselieu, who had arrived at Duala only two days previously. Our job was outside the rules of Inter- national Law, but if the enemy could get away' with unwarranted torpedo attacks, we could with our job. At the island of Fernando Po, off Spanish Guinea, there were six axis mer- chants. Previous to this date there had been nine, but three had succeeded in eluding the none-too-watchful Spanish authorities and had made good their escape to an unknown mid-Atlantic ren- deivous with a German raider. One had been intercepted by the vigilance of the British fleet. Our duty was clear. We were to capture or destroy as many of the remaining ships as we possibly could without arousing too much of an inter- national crisis. Our ship was admirably built for the job. She was the largest and fastest destroyer in the world. She could out- run and out-gun anything fast enough to catch her. At six o'clock the preceding evening, our commanding oflicer,CaptainGeorges Legues, had called the officers to his cabin where he had opened his sealed orders. A thrill of excitement ran through us as he read, "You are to pro- ceed to Fernando Po and eliminate as an effective threat to allied sea supremacy, any Axis shipping found in the harbour. If you are recognized, or sunk, no allied government will acknowledge responsi- bility for your mission. Although our ship flew the double- barred cross of Lorraine and was listed as a Free French fighting ship, she con- tained a very cosmopolitan crew. Our captain had rallied to General de Gaulle right after the fall of France, escaping from Brest under the very noses of the conquering Nazis. Our commander was a Pole, and had sailed on the Siom until that famous Polish destroyer had been sunk. Two of our lieutenants were F renchmen, both in their early twenties, another was a Greek, and still another, a Norwegian. I am a Canadian. Our crew was composed of hard-bitten Bret- ons with a smattering of men from almost every Allied nation. We had aboard a landing party of negroes from Northern Ubangi, recruited to fight un- der the Free French banner. They were born sailors, although they came from such a rough country, and as fighting men they were without peers. Silently our ship steamed ahead. We knew that we were now entering the harbour of Fernando Po, although the lights of the town were blotted out by a high promontory jutting into the har- bour entrance. On our right rose the citadel of San Cristabel, outlined by the gleam of watchfires. As I peered into the darkness, I was conscious of the two forward five-inch guns swinging slowly to starboard. I knew without turning to see, that our after guns were likewise swinging on their well-oiled mountings, to point in a similar manner at the ancient, but still powerful, fortress. But no alarm was sounded, and "Le Triornphantv steamed in undisturbed. Suddenly we swept into sight of the inner harbour of Fernando Po. As we glanced around, a searchlight blinked THE ORACLE 17 on from somewhere to the left and Hickered back and forth around the har- bour, finally lighting on us, outlining the ship in brilliant white splendour. However, in its brief trip around the harbour, the light had shown us the ships we sought, huddled for protection against a large quay on the east side of the harbour. The helmsman, at an order from the captain, spun the wheel, swinging the ship hard-a-port. At that moment, a battery of field-guns posted on the pier towards which we were steaming, let go a round. The sleepy gunners, aroused by the alarm bells which could be heard ringing in the town, were but poor adversaries for our own zealous gun- layers. All their shells were over, and before they had time to reload, our own shells ripped into the earthworks pro- tecting the field-guns, silencing the en- tire battery. Slowly "Le Triomophantv lost way, and drifted leisurely into an empty berth beside the quay. Our marines were landed and in a short time they had wiped out all resist- ance in the harbour area. The few pro- testing Spaniards that were around at that time of night were ,hustled un- ceremoniously into a small, waterfront shed to await our withdrawal, when they would be liberated by their country men. As time was precious, we wasted none of it in trying to heave up the anchors of the ships to be removed from the harbour. Three were in the process of being removed from Lloyd's shipping lists by their crews. Two were sinking at their moorings, scuttled by their own crews, the third lay just off the pier, blazing merrily. The other three had been captured by our marines, whose sudden attack on the Spanish levies must have seemed like the assault of a horde of black devils. Depth charges were dropped into the waters of the harbour to blast the anchors away, and the three ships were ready to leave the harbour. The largest, a ten thousand ton freighter, had had steam up, so a prize crew was put aboard and in a few minutes the ship was ready to leave under her own power. The other two ships, a six thou- sand ton passenger liner, and a four thousand ton freighter, were taken in tow by our ship. All this had been ac- complished under brilliant light sup- plied by a kind searchlight operator who thought he was hindering us by playing his light on the ship. Inside of twenty minutes our marines were re-embarked, the ships, engines rusty from disuse, had fallen silently into line in our wake, and we were steaming slowly toward the mouth of the harbour, followed by a futile hail of machine-gun bullets from a single gun. It had been set up and manned by the ships' ofhcers who were spending the night ashore, and who had been aroused by the nocturnal fusilade which had greeted our arrival. Slowly we drew out of range and rounded the promontory, which put us out of sight of town, but Within range of the battery of modern naval guns mounted at San Cristobal by the German sailors. First one gun, and then another, opened up against us, and this time there were no superstitious Negroes manning them. They were well-trained gunners drawn from enemy warships. One shell landed on the freighter we were towing, but the prize crew smothered the re- sulting iire before it gained any ground. Our gunners rapidly regained their positions and were soon firing briskly to port against the fortress. Although well-manned, the light guns mounted there were no match for our five-inch rapid-iire rifies, and in a few minutes they were silenced and we steamed safe- ly past. For twelve hours we ploughed through an oily surf, and in the mid- afternoon our look-out reported a ship on the horizon. We recognized her as our flagship, the cruiser "La1nottee- Piquet". As ,she rounded up to leeward we could read from her halyards the message "Well done, Vive la France". THE ORACLE 18 The Red Count By ELEANOR KERRIGAN, GRADE IX A I F irst Prize funior Storyj In one of the years when inflation was prevalent on the continent of Europe, we were enjoying a very fine vacation there. Our American money being at a high premium, we could afford to spend there our entire three months' holidays, and we did. This was the promised trip that we had planned between ourselves during the years of the last war of 1914 to 18 and its fulfilment now to my hus- band, Dr. Harvey Wahl, and myself was indeed affording us a full measure of happiness. Only one adventure marred this vacation, and I will tell it to you as it happened. London, Paris, Berlin and then Bel- grade! After our second day in the lat- ter historic city, we had decided to move on to newer sights. That night we met the driver of the quaint carriage, who had driven us around the city on a sight- seeing tour the day before. He entreated us to see a castle just twenty miles away, very historic and old, and he in- sisted that no tourist ever left Belgrade without a glimpse at it. We were finally persuaded and presently we were on our way, leaving the city behind and lurch- ing through the forest road on the "Musium Perci", as he called his carri- age. We had travelled for about an hour when all at once he brought his horse to a stand-still and uttered what we thought was one of the local Slavian oaths. "To-day!" he exclaimed, "You can- not see the castle today." We were amazed at this and my hus- band said to him, "What do you mean? Why can't we see it to-day?" He only repeated, "You can not go to-day." Nothing we said would move him, nor would he give any explanations of his refusal to go. Finally my husband who was now thoroughly exasperated, said to him, "Very well, drive us to the village near the castle and come back for us to- morrow." After a moment's hesitation, he shrugged his shoulders and drove on. In a short time we arrived at the village and found an inn there. Our driver then whipped up his horse and made no delay in making his departure. "What a strange man!" I said to my husband. With a grin he said, "Probably one of the rackets to get some extra money out of the tourists." Seated in the inn, we enjoyed some plain but good food. After we were served, the proprietor came to our table and said, "You are here to see the castle?" "Yes", my husband replied, "but ap- parently our driver did not want us to see it to-day." Our host gave us a queer look and as- sured us that he was right. alt is now too late, the sun has gone down and, you do not know, but the castle has no lights." ,A "But why didnit he say so?" said my husband as we got up from our chairs and walked toward the inn door. "I think we'll take a short stroll before we turn inf, he added. The proprietor followed us to the door and said anxiously I thought, "You will not be too long away?" We did not think this question very strange as it was getting dark now, and we assured him we would return soon. "Well!" said my husband as we walked up the village street, "They sure believe in retiring early here." On our walk we did not see a solitary human being, the village was quite de- serted, the moon came up from behind the clouds and by its light we could see the famous castle on the hill about half a mile away. Forgetting our promise to ,the inn- keeper we both had the same thought- why not see the castle by moon-light? Soon we were struggling up what was once a roadway leading to the castle. As we neared it my husband pointed: THE ORACLE y I 19 "Lookin he exclaimed, "The lights." From the castle window came a glow. "Something going on there they did not want us to see, I'll bet." I was a little frightened by now, but he laughed my fears away, as he took my arm and led me around the castle walls. He then climbed up on some fallen blocks of stones and looked in the high leaded windows. I could see his face as he looked in the window. Amazement at first and then I was re- lieved to see him smile as he pulled me up beside him, and we both looked in. '6Look!', he whispered, "The villagers are practising a costume pageant, but what a sight!" Fourteen people were dressed in cos- tume of long ago date. There were faded old tapestries hung on the walls, and cob-webs were everywhere. Huge Hag- stones composed the floor and six of these had been torn up and revealed an old coffin, and lying in it was a man with a red beard. Grouped about, they stared silently down at the old man. My husband got down from the window and helped me down. We then both walked around to a huge door. Knowing what he was about to do, I tugged at his arm and whispered, "Don't go in there, Harvey, let us go back to the village." He agreed and we descended to the village and entered the inn. The land- lord was pacing the Hoor and came for- ward as we entereed. "You had a long walk, did you see the village?,' he ventured and looked qquite anxiously at us I thought. "We had more than a walk," my hus- band said smiling at him, "we saw the castle." The landlord paled, "You saw the castle to-night," he stuttered. "W-what did you-s-see!" My husband was a little annoyed now and exclaimed, "What's all the mystery about? We merely saw the villagers putting on a pageant of some sort. A pretty gruesome one I must say though." The landlord was quite staggered at these words and had to sit down, he mo- tioned us to chairs and wiped his now perspiring face. He stared at us with quivering lips-told us--"What you saw to-night was indeed a pageant, but no living creature took part in it! Wait a minute!" Kas my husband started to his feetj. "One hundred years ago there lived in the castle one who was known as the Red Count, and his beau- tiful wife, one day they held a grand party and invited thirteen guests, among them was one who was the Count's best friend. The Count always believed his wife was very devoted to him until the night of that party, when he caught his wife in the arms of the man who was his best friend. This sight drove him quite insane, and it was with some difficulty they could quiet him and lead him to bed. -Guests in those days stayed overnight and parties lasted two or three days. That night the count arose from his bed and in an insane rage murdered everyone in the castle. He was tried and beheaded for his crime, and, according to custom, buried in the castle floor. And now once a year on that same day his coffin is torn from the floor by those whom he murdered. "During the past long years he has not changed in appearance. He is not dead or living! That is the story which has been passed on to us. Tomorrow morning the men of the village will put the coffin back in its resting-place." My husband now scoifed at the land- lord and his story. Next morning after our breakfast the landlord and some men came to see us. My husband suggested I stay at the inn KI was very agreeable to thatj while he went with them to the castle. When he came back, I could see that he was quite pale and shaken, and when I questioned him as to what he saw at the castle, he stared at me and said very quietly, "The man with the red heard in the colin has been dead for a long time, for how long I do not know, but in all my medical experience, I have never seen a more perfect lifelike state of preservation." 20 THE ORACLE Sailors, Beware By DON SNYDER, GRADE XI I was born on a farm in Wyoming, about nineteen years ago. My folks weren't rich, but they sent me to school until I was sixteen. My brother, who was four years older than I, did all the farm work. I helped all I could. fMy father died when I was twelve.Q When my brother joined the Air Force, I had to quit school to run the farm. When I was eighteen, I decided I wanted to join the navy. We sold the farm and stock and bought a home in town for my mother. I went to New York to get a ob on a merchant ship. Because of the war, the fact that I was a "land lubber" did not keep me from getting a berth on the good ship '4Yukon Princev. My ignorance was only surpassed by my willingness to obey orders to the best of my ability. My lack of nautical terms was colossal. I had one week on the "Yukon Prince" as she lay at anchor. The following week in a cold winter's' twilight the uYukon Prince" slid past the Statue of Liberty. She was on her way to Britain, and her decks were full of planes, and in her hold was precious cargo. I was on board. The voyage passed uneventfully, and, strange to say, I was not seasick. Our convoy arrived safely and after unload- ing our cargo, we refueled and again, at eventide, like a ghost ship, we went to sea. I My return trip was an adventure for me. I was getting my sea legs and learned to roll with my ship, but not off it. My life on our farm seemed far away. The grim expectancy that hung over our ship kept us alert to ever- present danger. I was really liking my life as a sailor, although I thought I'd die of exposure many times on the re- turn voyage to New York. Upon our arrival in New York, I was given a week's leave, as well as other members of the crew. To my mind, I 'rad in my pockets a fabulous sum of money, my first sailor's pay for a return trip. Friendships are formed quickly by the sailors who go down to the sea, and myself and my buddy left the 4'Yukon Princev to really see New York. Charlie, my buddy, was a native son of Nova Scotia, and a born seaman. I am afraid I swaggered as I walked be- side Charlie on New York's great "White Way". We saw the sights and then went to a hotel on the water front. On the fourth day of our leave, the hotel was full of sailors also on leave, and at din- ner a middle-aged sailor crowded up to our small table. He told us he was off a tanker, and was not going hack. I told him what ship we were on and he asked if our captain needed more hands. The last day of our leave, the sailor was again at our table. He said he'd see us at the ship before we sailed next day. I said we were sailing at midnight, six hours sooner than previous sailing time. He got up and abruptly left the table, saying he'd join us on the "Yukon Prince". That midnight we weighed anchor and steamed out into the storm- tossed Atlantic. Our sailor friend had not joined our ship and we gave it no further thought. It was at dawn next morning that the watch gave the alarm. A U-boat was on our port side, and we were helpless. We had not yet joined our convoy, and there were no destroyers near to help us. Our captain ordered a change in course and full speed ahead. Uur radio opera- tor sent out our position and a plea for help. In less time than it takes to tell, our ship received a torpedo just aft of the engine room. By the grace of a mer- ciful Providence, the torpedo had not struck our hold, which was loaded with high explosives. All hands were posted to stations, but we had no time to launch all life boats. Life rafts were thrown over and I shall never forget the sickening sensation as I slid down the deck into the icy Atlantic. The waves engulfed me and I fought for my pre- lContinued on Page 251 -Photographs by Cunningham YEAR BOOK STAFF Sitting: Miss MacVicar, Bernice Krupp, Verdun Lavery, Betty Yanchus, Louis Klinck, Mary Howard, .lack McCormick, Mr. Currie. Standing: Carl Schuett, Laverne Wittich, Wilma Klinck, Arlene Shuh, June Lutz, Dorothy Mulholland, Dorothy Hill, Glenn Watson, Angus Martin, Graham Lavery, Mr. Schoales. LITERARY SOCIETY First Row: Marjorie Brubacher, June Weichel, Margaret Martin, Alice Henrich, Ruby Gies, Betty Yanchus, Kahtleen Kalbfieisch, Jean Stroh, Kathleen Lorch. Back Row: Thomas Kares, Mr. Kendall, Murray Hilliard, William Arnold, Leonard Ruppel, Bruce Ruppel, Patrick Morris, David Rowland, Albert Lorch, Miss McDonagh, Henry Sippel. n -Photos by Cunningham GRADE X 1stRow: Gloria Long, Alice Hahn, Betty Bechthold, ,lean Weber, ,lean Seiling. Helen Voll, Lucille Niergarth, Margaret Brubacher, Ruth Mulholland, Ruth Klinck, Kathleen Kalbfleisch, Bernice Krupp, Mary Ruth, Ruth Eisenback, Miss McDonagh. 2nd Row: Thelma Uberig, Betty Kraemer, Vera Napoleon, Fern Heintzman, Alice Gies, Naomi Snider, Kersanta Lipnicki, Esther Soehner. Mildred Weigel, Mary Woznuk, Beverly Shurly, Betty Vice. 3rd Row: Donald Weber, Harold Ritter, Robert Detweiler, Donald Huehn, Roland Borchardt, Laverne Wittick, Harold Niergarth, George Snider, Leonard Ruppel, Ross Mulholland, Iolm Arnold, Robert Ruggle. GRADE XI 1stRow: Ross Weichel, Marie Jordan, Marjorie Brubacher, Connie Dillon. Margaret Lutz, Thelma Ziegler. Evelyn Doherty. John Rowland. A 2nd Row: Donald Snyder. Edward O'Krafka, Alice Henrich, Dorothy Hill, Phyllis Stickney, Marie Simmons. Marie McAlpine, Albert Lorch, Murray Heinbuch. 3rd Row: Howard Shuh, Lyle Dahmer, Carl Schuett, Elmer Sauder, Ralph Robbins. -ith Row: Floyd Henrich, Mr. Kendall, James Vice. -Photos by Cunningham RED CROSS 1stRow: Betty Vice, Mary Ruth, Margaret Brubacher. Kathleen Lorch, Kathleen Kalbfleisch, Lorine Weber, Margaret Lutz, Betty Schummer, Marjorie Brubacher, Marie McAlpine. 2nd Row: Bill Arnold, Arthur Weichel, Stanley Beisel, Louis Klinck, Bernice Krupp, Ruth Klinck, John Arnold, Leonard Ruppel, Miss McDonagh, Miss Cruickshank, John Hein- buch, Henry Sippel. 3rd Row: Mr. Currie, Mr. Kendall, Miss MacVicar, Mr. Hardy, Mr. Schoales. ATHLETIC SOCIETY lst Row: Miss Cruickshank, Evelyn Doherty, Mabel Bolger, Audrey Burnett, Jean Klinck, Eleanor Arnold, Marie Zinger, Jean Cunningham, Ruth Klinck, Mary Ruth, Mr. Hardy. Back Row: John Arnold, Arthur Weichel, Verdun Lavery, Stanley Beisel, Ralph Robbins, lRalph Hambly, Earl Martin. mummy fw .V P Vx s Y wifi", .. Wy' ik -Photos by Cunningham GRADE XII Ist Row: Wilma Klinck, Grace Omand, Helma Morris, Mabel Bolger, Vivian Hoffer, Mildred Mohr, Betty Yanchus 2nd Row: Howard Good, Glenn Watson, Stewart Huehn. Ralph' Brubacher, Miss MacVicar, Wayne Pettie. Murray Hilliard, Arthur Weichel. COMMERCIAL lst Row: ,Iune Weichel, Kathleen Bolender, Teresa Jordan, Gertrude Baechler, Anna Baess- ler,, Audrey Gleiser, Geraldine Gilmore. 2nd Row: Edna Holzworth, Orma Stevens, Audrey Burnett, Norma Beitz, Margaret Martin, Ruth Playford, Bernice Thur, Dorothy Mulholland, Grace Woods. ' 3rd Row: Verdun Lavery, Murray Pommer, Frank Siegner, Robert Campbell, Lloyd Mul- holland. 4th Row: Bruce Ruppel, Stanley Deckert, Willard Martin, Mr. Schoales. THE GRACLE 25 -xi-Qs. A World Figure of To-day Winston Churchill, Britain's bulwark, is to-day f l, the most outstanding figure in the World and, I " . U 1' think, also in history. He stands there in Britain 4' leading and directing the armed forces to a glorious and resounding victory over Hitler and his evil hordes of men who are trying to enslave the world. As a colossus, Hitler stands in Germany with his one foot over most of the countries of Europe, and he is trying to secure the other foot in England but always slips off Churchill's back into the Channel. Churchill is a friend of everyone who loves peace and democracy. He con- stantly visits the barracks of the soldiers, airmen and sailors, encouraging them on to victory with the most appealing words, and it fills them with new hope and faith even if faced with defeat by greater numbers. When the times seem darkest, this aBulldog of Britaini' will broadcast to the people of the British Empire and the world, encouraging them to hold on till the last and victory will be theirs. In the bomb-shattered streets of London, Churchill will be seen among the very humblest of families comforting them and sharing their losses. His ever-increasing strength is a barrier to the Nazi hounds which run loose on the continentg and under the leadership of Winston Churchill we will soon see these traitors of democracy running, but not loose. They will be running to escapethe English bulldogs who will corner them up in their own country, Germany. Then Churchill will be able to sit under the gnarled oak of England, smoking his cigar in peace. -DONALD FREEMAN Sailors, Beware lContinued from Page 203 Q left to ponder why I did not die a cious life. My hands struck a raft and I know, when we told that willing hands pulled me on board. I pf... :air 3,9 Q .V - .aff ., r"!II11,r.f '-1 "Z 1135: 51.4. . v 4 I was only half conscious and soon the cold sent me off into blessed nothing- ness. Someone lashed me to the raft and an hour later we were sighted by the United States coast guards. We were rescued. I am now in Marine Hospital. 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' :I I ' Zxjzf right.: A i ii.-f l ' Q ' ' " La -s adly" 1 1. rzxgfr .- t f V H-jfs gy ' Q 7915, Q MT" Winfer go Gaming Winter is just around the corner, The leaves have left the trees, Down they flutter to the ground With every little breeze. The nights they grow darker, And each evening lengthens, While the brief day turns cold And the north wind strengthens. The t' ' tny little snowflakes will leave the sky, fall down to mother earth thicker by and by. will soon be covered With nature,s mantle white, The trees will all be laden With snowflakes soft and light. The wind will whirl them into drifts, The children hail the snow With their happy beaming faces As they run to and fro. Men will come with shovels, Children come with sleighs, All the world will be fairyland For many glorious days. -GERTRUDE MATTUSCH, IX B 50 Gm' King George of England is our King, Let us all rejoice and sing, He has lived a noble life In the midst of terror and of strife! He does by his people stand To lend an ever helping hand, He has freedom,s beauty shown, Round the world has made it known. By his love and spirit too He has been a sovereign trueg He has with his words of cheer Banished many a burning fear. God has led him by the hand That he might fully understand The wealth and of simple things, The faith that well-done duty brings. George of England is our King, Let us all revjo-ice and sing, He has lived a noble life In the midst of terror and of strife! -AUDREY HAHN, XIII THE ORACLE Qt glgfvifiioli Qouragel fFirst Prize Senior Poemj Hold high the banners! let the drums be roll'd For those staunch Englishmen who set the stride, And let this story not remain untold- Of English womanhood-of strength and pride. Another day has come-the cold grey dawn Creeps cautiously into the darkened sky, And silently we watch our men of brawn Bring in the planes,-and count them as they fly. The first, and then the second o'er the way Droning, they seem to form a steady stream, To which our hearts pound words we cannot safy: 'cl f his plane doesn,t come,"-of this we dream. Those dreadful words that fill our hearts with fear Our nights with dread,-"Some day that very plane, Which he so proudly drives and holds so dear, May not come backv-we must be brave and sane. And then a voice the silence breaks with trial: "He's missing-see, his plane is not in line, He's not among the men who sadly file Along the walk, we all know that's a sign". Then all must look, each in her heart must say A "He's there, thank Coda' except that one, who turns Toward the door-swiftly to make her way And hide the tear that 'neath her eye-lid burns. The sun has come-its glory fills the sky And reaches down to see a lonely heart That says with sadness: "Thus he wishes to die For his dear country-I must do my part. "And so I'll carry on in that same work For which my husband gladly gave his lifeg God give me strength my duty not to shirk Until the world is- freed of pain and strife." Hold high the banners-let the drums be roll'd For those staunch Englishmen who set the stride, And let this story not remain untold- Of woman's heartbreak, and of strength and pride. -VIVIAN HOFFER, XII 28 THE ORACLE wlofefo fFirst Prize Junior Poemf When in the woods on a bright spring day, I came to some violets laughing and gay, The violets were in their best array To grace the woods, on that bright spring day. They twinkled and twinkled like the stars That shine, and make the eve's sky bright, And when I lo-oked again it seemed Each tiny violet was a light. And now when through the woods I go, No violets catch my wandering eye. I often wonder how it is That such pretty flowers have to die. me Qfooa of cn winfczlo Qbcuj As I sit here at my window, Gazing far as eye can see, A thousand sparkling snowflakes Are sifted down to me, A thousand sparkling diamonds blow Across the hardened crust of snow, Like spray upon the sea. And I marvel at the blue sky, The trees of stately height Throw long and bluish shadows, Which interpose the light, The long and bluish shadows seem Darker, longer . . . for they mean The fast approaching night. at yonder hills by crests of pines, by roof-top beckons, makes straggly lines, friendly roof-top seems to show The inner warmth from the fire-side's glvws A light from the window shines.. And I sit here pondering deeply, Watching darkness o'er me close Its swift though quiet hngers, As every window glows, Its swift though quiet fingers creep 0'er yonder yields and far-of steep, Leaving all in deep repose. -MARGARET LU'rz, XI -HELEN KUHL, IX A C?O'Yl'l.'LG.aQO The fiames leap upward, upward still, The clear night air is cold and chill, Above the bonfire's flames of red A million stars cold brilliance shed. The sparks fly higher, higher, high Above the trees, into the sky, W e're happy as we watch their flight, For we are comrades all, tonight. And though the flames die slowly, slow, And leave the embers' fainting glow, Our friendship does not die that way- W e're comrades all, comrades to stay! -DOROTHY HILL, XI 6ff1.gYCl41Cf England I That name we hold so dear, Home of the dauntless, home of the free, Known to the lands both far and near Protector brave on land, air, and sea. England! The name strikes dread and fear To those who hate the Union lack, Those who at our empire leer Our Mother Country must attack. Friend of the weak and helpless, she, Land where democracy grows each day. England, brave isle, we pledge to thee Our help, our hope, our faith, for aye. -ALICE HENRICH, XI THE ORACLE 29 fx ..A,, Ng je , Irqq A' ' ,, ' a r 0 r ....1 .- ..... 1 I 3,5 .. .. THE FARMERETTES Another group of girls who have done the country a noble service is the farmerettes. There were nine brave girls from our school who ventured forth into the fruit-picking world, and found them- selves stationed at St. David's-many miles from home and only six miles from the United States! These girls did man-sized jobs of thinning and picking peaches, picking cherries, plums and raspberries, they were even known to thin raspberry bushes! St. David's is probably the only place where Elmira girls have ever been known to eat cherry- pie by the soup-bowl and drink water smelling of gasolineg but they really worked for their appetite. Many of the girls have intentions of going back again this year-and to St. Davidis-but that first year will be an outstanding one in their memory and they can still be heard "reminiscing" over those good old times. Good luck to you, would-be f armerettes ! There was an additional number of boys and girls who worked on the home farm or on local farms of friends and neighbours. Don't forget the courageous "city" lads who worked so diligently on Mr. Sauder's- mangolds! For these people the farm work was more hum- drum, and not so exciting as it was for the St. David's gang, so we salute those thirty young people! There were, too, twelve energetic workers in factories and stores and five toiling office people who deserve just congratulations. OUR JUNIOR RED CROSS The Senior girls' branch of the Junior Red Cross here at E. H. S. has by no means been an inactive group. The girls have busied themselves with knit- ting for the armed forces. Yes-they have made khaki tuck-ins and turtle- neck sweaters, plain service socks and seamen's socks, they have even sewn on the leather palms of sailors, mitts, and even helmets and scarfs have been tackled. The group has endeavoured to make a good showing and the days to come will bring an ever-increasing rise in its contributions to the Senior,Red Cross. Carry on, girls, your wof His noble! JUNIOR RED CROSS PRINCESS ELIZABETH BRANCH The Princess Elizabeth Branch of the Junior Red Cross has been very active sewing and knitting for the armed forces. Altogether we have made ninety face cloths, seemingly endless yards of army and navy scarves, and nightgowns and pyjamas for refugees. At 'present we are knitting four afghans and out- fitting a refugee child. Soon we expect to be making several layettes, and a quilt. 30 THE ORACLE VICTORY LOAN CONCERT On February 27, the student body of the Elmira High and Public Schools held a concert in support of the Victory Bond Campaign. The programme was opened by the Chairman, Mr. Currie. The first number was the theme song '6You Can Fight for Canada", sung by the students of the two schools. Mayor Zilliax very appro- priately welcomed the audience on be- half of the town. The first half of the programme was devoted to the Public School students who presented the following: 'cSalute to the Flag" by the pupils of Kindergarten, Primary, and Grade I classes, a patri- otic drill by the pupils of Grades II, III and IV, a one-act play "Builders of Canada" by the Senior Grades. These were under the direction of the Misses Devitt, Rahn, Weichel, Wilfong, Lang- ford and Smart. The Principal of the Public School, Mr. MacLeod, introduced the guest speaker, Mr. G. H. Dobrindt, I.P.S. Mr. Dobrindt's address, stirring and dynamic, brought home to -the audience the great need for whole- hearted support of the Allied cause. The last half of the programme, sponsored by the High School, was a patriotic pageant entitled '4Cavalcade of Canada", with Lorine Weber as narra- tor. By means of song, dance, and cos- tume, the four great episodes of Can- a history were passed in review b' 'e an appreciative audience. With war-whoop and hatchets, a group of Indians recruited from the Lower School forms, realistically presented the Indian regime. "Vive La Canadienne", sung by first form students, reminded the audience of the great part played by the French. The third episode, Canada un- der British rule, was well portrayed with English, Scotch, Irish, and Welsh numbers. In the fourth episode-the Years of Expansion, Dutch, Russians, Scandinavians, Poles, Swiss, Czecho- slovakians, and Americans were repre- sented, vividly reminding us that many races have contributed to the building of our Canada. The pageant was under the able direc- tion of the Misses Cruickshank, Mc- Donagh and MacVicar, and Messrs. Hardy, Kendall and Schoales. The pro- gramme was closed by the singing of the National Anthem. -MARY HOWARD .i.11. OPEN NIGHT In June, 1941, an "Open Nighti' and Red Cross bazaar was held by the E.I'I.S. pupils. A capacity crowd was in at- tendance and a sum of 35280 was raised. A mannequin parade was held featur- ing clothing apparel, much of which was designed and made by the girls themselves. During the fashion parade, dance numbers, violin selections, pa- triotic ballads and songs, with the school orchestra in attendance, provided in- teresting entertainment. There were, in addition, displays of hand-sewing, knit- ting and crochetingg soap-carving and other art work, and, indeed, projects in all branches of school work. 'The boys showed their book-ends, lamps, tables, bread boards, bird houses, lawn decora- tions, foot stools, and many other articles. Other attractions were a type- writing contest, a fish pond and a cake and candy sale. A fine athletic demonstration was presented by the boys' P.T. class, short skits were given, also French songs and several folk dances. The draw for the beautiful Dresden Plate quilt made by the girls created considerable stir, and the tea and cookies served in the house- hold economics room certainly "went to the right spotv. Everyone concerned deserves much credit for the evening's fine success in every way. Part of the money was sent to swell the British Bomb Victims, Fund, but most was sent to the Junior Red Cross, making the largest contribution received from any high school during the year. fn-IE ORACLE 31 "V" DANCES Another means of raising money for the Red Cross and in addition a mode of entertainment was the HV" dance- the first cousin of the original tea dance. On each occasion the assembly hall was decorated with red-white-and-blue V's, dots and dashes, and the novel E. H. S. lights. 'Several dances were held, but unfortunately they have been discon- tinued until more of us show an "all out" interest in a chance to learn to 'cgiveu and an opportunity to support a worthy society--the Red Cross! -J EAN KLINCK THE SCOTS FUSILIERS OF CANADA The Scots Fusiliers, as many of you know, have recently been mobilized and with them have gone two of our best teachers, Mr. Kendall and Mr. Hardy. Up until now very little mention has been made of this unit and many people thought it existed in name only. To my knowledge there are four students of the Elmira High School, Wayne Pettie, Glen Watson, James Vice and Ralph Brubacker, on the pay of the Fusiliers. In case of a national emergency the re- serve unit of the Scots F usiliers would be called on to defend Canada. --RALPH BRUBACKER, GRADE XII -Photo by Forsyth THE BADMINTON CLUB The Badminton Club is still one of the newer organizations in the school, but already we have many excellent players. We play twice a week and occa- sionally hold a tournament. At the January tournament, after many well- fought games, Carl Schuett and Albert Lorch were proclaimed victors. Ross Weichel and Lorne Bolger were the champions in March. Our oliicers are Louis Klinck, Dave Rowland and Dorothy Mulholland. We are indebted to Mr. Hardy who organ- ized this sport in Elmira High and gives generously of his time to us. -ALBERT LORCH Ross WEICHEL . nl -A 0 A -W 1 x ' . X x Q., V X N . J T I PQ I X f 'T X N W W U . NW "gif THE TEA BISCUIT CONTEST On the sixth of September, a tea bis- cuit contest, open to all Grade 10 Home Economics students of Ontario High Schools, Collegiate Institutes, Technical and Vocational Schools, was held at the Toronto Exhibition. Our team, trained by Miss McDonagh, practised faithfully during the summer months. ln checking over our equipment at the exhibition grounds, we found to our consternation that the other participants were using a smaller biscuit cutter. After a fruitless search, we were greatly relieved to find that the lady in charge had an extra one. The teams looked very attractive in their white, freshly-starched uniforms and we watched their methods very care- fully, taking heed to new ideas and learning by their faults. Then it came our turn to don our uniforms and take part ourselves. A group of ladies who were the judges sat at a table in front of us and two teams worked at a time. There were all modern conveniences and a woman to help with the dishes. All we can say about the actual mak- ing of the biscuits is that one of the judges said we made them so fast she didn't see us grate the cheese. She really thought we grated it at home. We did not expect to come home with laurels but we did return with the satis- faction of a day well spent and we later learned that out of thirty-five entries in Hia the province, we ranked ninth with eighty-one percent. -MARJORIE BRUBACHER AND MARGARET LUTz ., THE DRAMATIC CLUB PRESENTS "OH PROFESSOR!" Every year the annual play of the High School Commencement is looked forward to with great anticipation, and this year's presentation of "Oh Profes- sor", under the capable 'direction of Miss McDonagh, was a hilarious success. - To have a flashing young man about town recently returned from Paris take up the duties of a wobbly, lean, lank Professor, who was many years behind the times, was the starting point of the play which produced roars of laughter to the final act. There were some ex- ceptionally heavy parts but the cast took everything in its stride and presented a worthwhile comedy which pleased large audiences both evenings. One striking feature of the show was the characterization of the Professor- alias Bruce Ruppel--who appeared to have been built for the part, and his costume effects seemed to put him "right in there". And then weire not forgetting our heroine with a delicate peach-like complexion, beautiful lines and little left to be desired in the person of Glenn Watson representing a female col- lege student. His first appearance on lContinued on Page 371 l "1 'GCAVALCADE OF CANADA" First Row: Poland, Switzerland, Scandinavia Second Row: Ireland, England. Centre: Czecho-Slovakia Bottom: Scotland, Holland CANDID SHOTS CANDID SHCJTS J le E Wossa A. Meet j Helena Klinck D LL Tfll.-KA1, W.O.S.S.A. B. Track Team-First row: Vera Napoleon, Eleanor Arnold, Mary Ruth, Ruth Klinck, Marie Simmons: Second row, Marie Zinger, Evelyn Doherty, Betty Yanchus, Audrey Burnett, Evelyn Brubacherg Third row: George Snider. William Arnold, Bruce Ruppel, Robert Campbell, John Arnold. Listowel Track Team-First row: Robert Det- weiler, Mary Ruth, Eleanor Arnold, Arlene Shuh, Vera Napoleon, Henry Martin: Second row: Marie Zinger, Ruth Klinck, Evelyn Doherty, Marie Simmons, Audrey Burnett, Evelyn Bru- bacherg Third row: George Snider, William Arnold, Harry Eix, Bruce Ruppel, Robert Camp- bell, John Arnold. Field Day Champions-William Arnold, Ruth Klinck, Henry Martin, Mary Ruth, George Snider, Eleanor Arnold, Robert Campbell. Intermediate Girls' Relay Team-Betty Yanchus, Evelyn Doherty, Mary Ruth. -Photo by Forsyth 101' bo THE ORACLE 37 THE DRAMATIC CLUB tContinued from Page 32D Adams, Ray Bott, Audrey Hahn, Walter Heinrich, Gladys Hollinger, Ralph the stage caused much wonderment as to who the young lady might be, but it was soon whispered about. Then there was Jimmy Vice as the wealthy young man of many loves who knew his angles and how to shake them. The others in the Cast gave them marvellous support to the merest detail. The cast included: Ralph Brubacher, Ruth Eisenbach, Mary Howard, Mar- jorie Brubacher, Bernice Krupp, Connie Dillon, James Vice, Eleanor Arnold, Jean Klinck, Bruce Ruppel and Bill Arnold. -MILDRED Mona, XII THE ANNUAL HIGH SCHOUL COMMENCEMENT The Annual High School Commence- ment was held on December 5 and 6, 194-1, at 7.30 P.M., with the school orchestra in attendance. The play "Oh, Professor", was presented to large audiences both nights and met with outstanding success. Mr. A. H. Vice, chairman of the High School Board, was chairman for the commencement exercises, and on Friday night, the athletic awards and scholar- ship prizes were awarded by Mr. E. M. Arnold, also a board member. The fol- lowing athletic awards were made: Listowel Trophy-Bill Arnold Hainsworth Trophy-Eleanor Arnold Form Shield, Grade 10-Ruth Klinck Helena Klinck was the winner of the W.O.S.S.A. award for the senior 100 yard dash, while Ruth Klinck won the same award for the junior 25 yard dash. Local Field Meet Champions Senior Girls ................ Eleanor Arnold Intermediate Girls .............. Mary Ruth Junior Girls ...................... Ruth Klinck Senior Boys ........................ Bill Arnold Intermediate Boys .... Robert Campbell Junior Boys .................. George Snyder Juvenile Boys .................. Henry Martin Proficiency scholarship prizes were presented to the following: Grade 9-Betty Vice, donor-Liter- ary Society. Grade 10-Alice Henrich, donor, E. M. Arnold. Grade 11-Betty Yanchus,, donor, A. H. Vice. Grade 12-Louis Klinck, donor- Gordon Hollinger. Grade 13-- Sgt. Laverne Watson, R.C.A.F., donor, Principal Currie. Grade 12 Commercial-Helen Deck- ert, donor-Blair's Drug Store. Grade 9 and I0 Sp. Agriculture- Harold Ritter, donor, Albert Seiling. All Grades Penmanship - Audrey Ernst, donor, Ullyotis Drug Store. All Grades Best all around Student- Woodall Floral -Gardens Cup-Laverne Miller, donor, Mr. G. Woodall. Best End Table Made in Shop- Albert Lorch, donor, Mr. E. M. Arnold. Student who showed greatest improve- ment in Lower School during the year- Elmer Sauder, donor, High School Board. Student who showed greatest improve- ment in Middle School during the year --Eleanor Arnold, donor, High School Board. Diplomas and certificates were pre- sented to students on Saturday night by R. H. Carbert, another board member. Graduation diplomas were presented to the following: General Course - Eleanor Arnold, William Arnold, Stanley Beisel, Gladys Doherty, Donald Freeman, Ruby Gies, Mary Howard, Helen Karley, Keith Keller, Jean Klinck, Louis Klinck, Douglas McKay, Laverne Miller, .Janet Morlock, Dorothy Mulholland, David Rowland, Betty Schummer, .lohn Strong, Donald Weichel, Marie Weichel, Commercial graduation diplomas were awarded to Ruth Lavery and Helena Warkentin. The following students had subjects added to their diplomas: Kenneth 38 THE ORACLE Howlett, Helena Klinck, William Lutz, Willard Miller, John Morris, Grace Orr, Genowefy Ritter, Jean Shoemaker, Orma Stevens, Laverne Miller, Frederick Weismiller, Wilma Weichman, Kathleen Bolender. Commercial certificates were present- ed to the folowing students who com- pleted the special one-year course last term: Kenneth Adams, Elma Brent, Grace Busch, Elizabeth Elliot, Mary Merner and Jean Shoemaker. Two year commercial certificates were awarded to Gladys Campbell, Helen Deckert, Audrey Ernst, Ruth Lavery, Kathleen Logel and Helena Warkentin. The following students received inter- mediate certificates: Jack Ainsworth, Norma Beitz, Marjorie Brubacher, Lorne Campbell, Gewendolyn Cowie, Lyle Dahmer, Stanley Deckert, Constance Dillon, Evelyn Doherty, Persida Eby, Audrey Gleiser, Margaret Hahn, Mur- ray Heinbuch, Alice Henrich, Floyd Henrich, Dorothy Hill, Mary Hubert, Albert Lorch, Margaret Lutz, Clayton Martin, Margaret Martin, Willard Mar- tin, Marie McAlpine, Lloyd Mulholland, Edward O'Krafka, Ralph Robbins, Bet- tina Robinson, John Rowland, Elmer Sauder, Hilbert Scheffner, Arlene Schlueter, Carl Schuett, Howard Shuh, Marie Simmons, Joyce Soehner, Phyllis Stickney, Ross Weichel and Thelma Ziegler. The Valedictorian was Fred Weis- miller who delivered a farewell address on behalf of the graduating class. "OH, PRQFESSQRH --Photos by Forsyth THE CAFETERIA CLUB Shortly after Christmas the Cafeteria Club was organized to provide hot lunches at noon for rural students. This club is operating for the benefit' of students alone, and hot dishes such as baked potatoes, soup and crackers, etc., are sold at a maximum price of five cents. The High School Board has generously supplied us with dishes and cooking utensils. A usually reliable source reports that one of the members of the Home Econo- mics class has committed the major crime of phoning to a local grocery store for a bag of potatoes, all the same size. Included in the order was a re- quest for lk eggs fnot IM dozenj. It is quite possible to grade potatoes- however it is seldom done, but lb eggs --that is certainly inexcusable. ff l .' xml' 'W I I - , WM, 1 My ,fflf V Hi 5 . 1 - 1 I"-I .- , fl, I .. 1 ' X I, , V f,f , V. , Q. zu 1 .. ll. l .l' I 'S Ufcylsrt HIGH SCHOOL FIELD MEET The Annual High School Field Meet of September 24, 1941, was a complete success with the help of perfect weather conditions. Presiding judges consisted of the entire staff of teachers not to mention a guest in the person of Ser- geant Mattusch. The purpose of this meet seemed to be three fold, to make a little Red Cross money at a coke and candy booth, to recognize a new bunch of up-and-coming athletes from the freshman category, and of course appreciating the former ones, to give the cheer leaders and their boosters a chance to get warmed up for coming athletic activities. There was fair play throughout, and casualties were kept at a minimum. All winners and runners-up were available for bus space to London and to be cheer- ed on at Listowel. THE LISTOWEL INVITATION ATHLETIC MEET When it was reported that there would be no Interscholastic Field Meet this year, there was a general feeling of dis- appointment among our scholars. Our spirits soared, however, when we re- ceived an invitation to an athletic meet at Listowel. Our athletes excelled them- selves and came home with top honours. Three schools competed-Elmira, Lis- towel and Palmerston. Elmira won 167 ' a l points, Listowel 131, and Palmerston 62. The Listowel boys captured most points in their classes with a total of 86, Elmira came next with 66 and Palmerston last with 26. Elmira girls made a splendid showing, winning a total of 101 points. Listowel had 4-5, and Palmerston had 26 Our results were as follows: Boys' Events-Juniors 100 yard dash-Harry Eix, second. 220 yard dash-Harry Eix, second . Broad jump-George Snider, third. Shot put-George Snider, first. Intermediates 100 yard dash-Donald Higgins, second. 220 yard dash-John Arnold, second. High jump-John Arnold, secondg Robert Campbell, third. Broad ump-Robert Campbell, second. Shot put-Murray Pommer, first. Sen-iors 100 yard dash-Bill Arnold, firstg Bruce Ruppel, second. 220 yard dash-Bill Arnold, first, Bruce Ruppel, second. 440 yard dash-Bill Arnold, first. High jump-Bill Arnold, third. Broad jump-Bill Arnold, first, Bruce Ruppel, second. Senior Champion-Bill Arnold. uh lxl l X . ff L""" It 1. 1 40 THE ORACLE Girls' Events - Juniors Evelyn Doherty, third Broad ump-Marie Simmons, first, Mary Ruth, second. Baseball throw--Audrey Burnett, first 75 yard dash-Ruth Klinck, first, Vera Napoleon,third. 100 ard dash-Ruth Klinck first' Y t ' Mary Ruth, third. , , Veralllapoleontsecond Basketball throw-Audrey Burnett, High jump-Bfuth Ilgllnclf, first ' d Second. era apo eon, t rr . - - - Broad jump-Ruth Klinck, Hrstg Intermediate Champion Mary Ruth. Marie Zinger, third. Seniors Baseball throw-Vera NaP0le0I1, 75 yard dash-Eleanor Arnold, first, SCC0I1d5 Evelyn Brubacher, second. Marie Zingef, third- 100 yard dash-Eleanor Arnold, first, Basketball throw-Vera Napoleon, Evelyn Brubacher, Secgnd, first- High jump-Eleanor Arnold, first. Junior Champion-Ruth Klinck- Broad jump-Eleanor Arnold, first. . Baseball throw-Eleanor Arnold, I ntermedtates Second. 75 yard dash-Evelyn Doherty, iirstg Basketball throw-Eleanor Arnold, Mary Ruth, second. second. 100 yard dash-Mary Ruth, second, Senior Champion-Eleanor Arnold. W.O.S.S.A. B MEET On a Saturday morning at seven o'clock We should have started-but that we did not. The alarm clock by Eleanor should not have been kept, For when it went off-the Arnolds they slept. 'Twas one quarter to eight when we finally started, From singing and shouting we never were parted. The time slipped along as though it had wings As we sang about peanuts, and horses, and things. At last the towers of Western appeared, With shouts of "Elmira" our colours we reared, Then off for our numbers, and programmes, and pins, And ready to iight for our losses and wins. The rain came in trickles, then torrents and sheets, fThis is never unusual for W.O.S.S.A. B meets.l Then Ruth got us off to a Hying good start With a win and a record that would cheer up your heart. Vera Napoleon would not be outdone, Had Ruth not been first then she would have won. So we started off at an outstanding rate, A The number of points now totalling eight. Evelyn and Mary were up on the line, With these two light-footers our chances were fine, But fate stepped in with a terrific thud, Alas! our good runners were left in the mud! THE ORACLE Harry and George, John, Bill and Don, Captured more points as our total soared on. Billis running as usual was really superb, And at least in the relay, we had the last word. Dear students and pupils, we have not forgot The honours to us that Bruce might have brought, His speed that's so brilliant fit comes from a sail,J But he tucked in his shirt. That's the end of that tail. There was Marie and Eleanor and Evelyn B., Who added more points for our victory, They ran, and they jumped, and they took part in throws, In all these events they were up on their toes. In the Girls' Relay we always take pride, A first or a second we're never denied. The Junior and Senior, we won both with great ease, The Inter' we lost, but it was a tight squeeze. We were undecided to this or to that, Some went to the game. Some just chewed the fat. Then off down the road with a grind of a tire, The bus had its nose on the way to Elmira. We picked up two airmen, those poor lads in blue Were all smiles and giggles when their ride was through, Their ears were both ringing, their heads were both splitting, For the terrible noise we never thought quitting. The ride on that bus-no one will forget, They still knew next week where the pins they had met, The ones in the back seat, and some others, too, Were feeling like sieves where the pins, they went through. Mr. Hardyis' hat, rain soaked, and all dripping, drooped, While around its black ribbon a huge feather was looped, As we strolled down the streets of Kitchener fair, One look at that hat made everyone stare. Then off to the show where we lost a few pair- They didn't want us to know they were there- And after the show we went to the Grill, For Harry and George it was quite a thrill. The last treat of all was a trip through the store, The fives and the tens and a little bit more. John and Bev, in a generous mood, Bought gifts that were funny, if just a bid rude. Away on the bus, and as we neared home, The noise was terrific and Mr. K. groaned, The trip was successful, I'm sure you'll agree, And when there are more that's where we'll all be. -B. VICE AND B. SHURLY U f Xf ff! ' l b 1 It X I ,a. '-I "J 5 e f Wg, 1 nit X es fe Wilt 'Sr M "Zi rg THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM "The Keys of the Kingdom" written by Dr. A. J. Cronin is undoubtedly the most important novel of 1941. It takes its title from Christ's words to St. Peter "and I will give thee the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven". The central figure is Francis Chis- holm, a Scotch Catholic priest. It tells of his Tweedside youth, of his education, and how a tragic event urged him to become a priest. He is possessed with the great virtues of endurance, humility and unselfishness. When his idealism makes him a failure in the eyes of his superiors, a bishop who understood him, gives him a vicarate in China where he spends thirty-six years, a thousand miles inland from Tientsin. There he succeeds in establishing a mission where he struggles against civil war, famine, dis- couragements, hatred and plague. How- ever, he creates warm friendships not only with the poor Chinese converts and their children, but with the nuns who come to his mission, a heathen Chinese merchant, an American Protestant mis- sionary, and an atheist doctor, a com- rade of his childhood. "The Keys of the Kingdom" has the power to stir our feelings to such an ex- tent that it would be justified as a novel on this merit alone. However as we glance through the pages, reading Fa- ther Chisholm's philosophies, we con- sider it a really wonderful book. Here are a few passages well worth remembering: "There is one thing most of us forget, Christ taught it, the church teaches it- though you wouldn't think so to hear a great many of us today. No one in good faith can ever be lostg no one- Buddhists, Mohammedans, Taoists, the blackest Cannibals who ever devoured a missionary! If they are sincere accord- ing to their own lights, they will be saved." Another : 'There is no Caesar nowadays-only financiers and statesmen who want diamond mines in Africa and rubber in the slave-driven Congo. Christ preached everlasting love. He preached the brotherhood of man. He did not climb the mountain and shout, "Kill, kill, Go forth in hatred and plunge a bayonet into thy brother." -BETTY SCHUMMER MY FRIEND FLICKA A new and very interesting novel about companionship between man and animal is "My Friend Flickaw. Written by Mary O'Hara it is modern in every sense o-f the word and has been praised highly by critics. The story c-entres around a family of four who live on a ranch. Ken, the hero, is a dreamy lad with a delicate consti- tution. His stalwart brother, Howard, received a great deal of admiration from his father. Since Howard had a colt,' Ken too wanted one but because of his poor grades at school his father hesitated to grant his son's request. Then Ken's mo- lContinued on Page 771 Y Q' 5 it? ll W ft A I l 'l Q 5 Q 9 ' L Q-, , t M' 1- 1:91 --Af! T THE CHRISTMAS DANCE . Christmas had come again and E.H.S. buzzed with plans for the Christmas dance. The decorating committee got into a huddle and came out of it with the lovely idea of tiny Christmas trees, bright and sparkling like the big one. to be placed along the balconies. Of course the traditional large tree was to stand in all its glory at the front of the gym close to where the sweet music of Bob Donnell's orchestra was to origi- nate. Lanterns hung from the balcony, were to tell everyone tl1at this was E.H.S. All in all it promised to be an evening packed with fun for everyone and, speaking from personal opinion and from comments heard after the dance was over, I can tell you, folks, it really was! .- THE HALLOWE'EN DANCE The night of October 30 is a night on which most of us take a trip to fairy- land and many of us find our feet lead- ing us to the High School for the Hallowe'en dance. Last Hallowe'en the gym was dressed in orange, and black streamers hung from the ceiling and on the windows. The stage was a corniield complete with a huge yellow moon and a black witch riding merrily past. Around the room the Dionne Quintup- lets, cowboys, farmerettes, lovely ladies, Supermen, tramps and even a Hawaiian dancer whirled about. The Bugle Band fat least we believe it was our Bugle Bandj marched about for us, and other features of interest were initiation, sign- ing the register fa few people were a bit shocked by thisl and of course lunch. We could go on for hours, folks, about the fun we had but we'll be look- ing for you next year to find out for yourself. THE WEIN ER ROAST Well, folks! No doubt you have heard about our Weiner roast held on Septem- ber the twenty-fourth. We met at the schooland then all proceeded quietly to Hoelscher's Gravel Pit. The cheering crowd was entertained by each form in turn. The Salesmen of Grade X with their marvellous offer of "Skunk Blossom Soapi' and Commercial with their No. 777777 Sticky Fly Paper, might, if need demands, get a '4job" with the manufacturers of washing ma- chines. Even Grade XII with its "Little Miss Muffetn supplied merriment for a surprised crowd. Then came the hot dogs and marsh- mallows too! What delicious morsels! That lunch committee certainly deserves praise. After the completion of the main event-the hot dogs-the hollow echoed and re-echoed with the singing of the National Anthem and the shouting of the school yell. We then drifted homeward in groups of four's, three's, and two's. .11. June Weichel: fhelpfullyl "There are still more sandwiches but the coffee is almost exhausted I'm afraid." Lorne Bolger: "Yes, it seemed rather weak to me too." 44 THE ORACLE THE SKATING PARTY "Do you like skating?" "But definite- lyln That's what most of the students in Elmira High would tell you if you asked them that familiar question. And they'd have proven it to you, too, if you had watched them at one of their famous skating parties on Friday night in January. Our old stand-by, Mr. Kendall, again sold the refreshments, but we canit truthfully say he never took a nibble of candy now and then because weive heard differently. But thatis okay, Mr. Ken- dall-you deserve it! Mr. Hardy, Miss MacVicar, Miss Cruickshank and Mr. Schoales were all skating. And by the way if you'd like to learn to do the Highland Fling on skates see Mr. Schoales. I believe his rates are quite reasonable. Seriously, the skating party was a real success and lots of fun. Our second 'chowling success" held in March-on the second to be more speci- fic-was even bigger and better than the first. Everyone was on skates playing tick, crack-the-whip, twirling in loops, or else just skating. Soft drinks again were sold by our one-and-only Mr. Ken- dall and Mr. Schoales once more helped to ukeep things movingw. We came to the rink with the idea of having one swell time and we sure did! Will we see you there the next time? . i SKATING ON THURSDAY On Thursday at twelve by the clocks Oak doors fly open and off come the locks. Everyone's hurrying their work to get done, For they know they have to be back by one. On go the hats, the coats and the boots, Out of the doors a cloud of smoke shoots. Ah! look it's a group of Grade 9B lasses, Running home to be back for classes. At three minutes to one the lates ones come But they don't look as if they're having much fun For they have eaten their dinner too quick And now they will be most dreadfully sick. When the bell goes at three-thirty, Out they go in a great hurry Everyoneis grabbing their coats and skates For no one wishes to be late. Then down they go to the good old rink, In and out through every link. Co the laces in a scurry For everyone is in a hurry. And soon they all go on the ice, Around they skate once or twice, Then down they sit their skates to tighten. Before their coloured skirts they whiten. The old bell rings once, twice And everyone hurries off the ice. Off go the boots as fast as they'll untie. Skates over shoulder, then home the girls fly. -JEAN STROH IYIAUREEN THUR DETENTION Where is it that, when school is o'er Some pupils, pihaps a score or more Sit till the clock strikes half-past four? Detention. If you a little late arrive, Your spirits surely don't revive, W'hen Mr. Currie says '6Stay till fivef' Detention. What is it that some people hate When getting it for being late? It spoils a chance to go and skate, Detention. What is it that some pupils skip, Or some, perhaps, just let it slip, But always get an extra trip, Detention. -ISABEL Coorlza, X Fred: 'There is a certain reason why I like you.', Betty Vice: "My Goodness!" Fred: "Don't kid yourself." , Mr. Hardy: "What effect has the moon on the tide?', P. I. Morris: "None, only the untied are affected." Ewa Q' fcACADEMlCvv ELEANOR ARNOLD Because of Eleanor's colourful athletic career, her genuine school spirit and her A-1 scholarly abilities, Eleanor will long be remembered at E.H.S. She intends entering the University of Toronto this September to study Household Science and obtain her B.H.Sc. degree. We wish you good luck in whatever you do, Eleanor! i STANLEY BEISEL One of the jovial class members, Stanley is always amongst the leaders in school activities, especially from singing. His chief delight is securing apparatus for Chemistry classes. His ambition is to become a travelling accountant but time may find him Dominion House leader of the Conservative party. We wish him much success. RUBY GIES Ruby is a loyal friend and those of us who are her friends, consider ourselves very fortunate in having such a precious jewel in our possession, even though she will be with us only a little longer. Although Ruby is rather quiet, we agree that anyone can have fun with her. Best of luck at Normal next year, Ruby! ' BILL ARNOLD Bill is just the kind of fellow we know We would all like to be, a fine sport, a good student, and an all-round athlete. Always popular with the students, he has been this last year the president of the literary societyg indeed he has ever taken a leading part in school activities. Whatever your vocation may be Bill, may you have the best of luck. AUDREY HAHN Audrey, who comes from Hawkesville. has a quiet nature which has gained her many friends. She has been Madoptedw by Elmira for the past five years, and next year she intends to continue her studies in either Kitchener or Guelph, after which intends to become a nurse. We are sure she will make a success of whatever profession she chooses . Good luck, Audrey! DONALD FREEMAN Donald did not come to Elmira High until he was a third- former. But in his three years here he has, with his inimitable laugh, and brilliant wit, carved a well-earned niche for himself in our hall of fame. Donald is an all-round student and his going will be a great loss to the school. F '7!ze Uwale a 5 E : P". l -'VN . .- . FAI' :V k . N I . gl K N N . E . s. LJ Ss . N' WPI l l"Y . M QQ? . N ,- Q' XTA ' g 2.1 X vo VoI.3. - ..1941-42 ff K- K A If GQQDK ELMIRA HIGH SCHCCL ir To the former students and teachers of the Elmira High School, now serving in His Majesty's forces, this book is gratefully dedicated. Fred S. Allen Harry Arndt Gordon Bach Vernon Beisel Gordon Bowman Ralph Bowman Tom G. Bowman Howard Brent Don. Brubacher fmissingj Roy Chambers Clair Cooper Robert- Cunningham Jimmy Denstedt Neil? Dillon ' David Dreisinger Harry L., 'Dunham Earl Eiseaisgih, , Leonard Alice Fahrenllg Jack Friedman? Lawrence Fulcher Orton Geiger Herbert Goodwin Arthur Hahn Earl Haid Edward Uerryl Hayes Russel Hayes Claire L. Hedrich Harry Hedrich Kenneth Hergert Frank Hewer H. B. lBuddyl Hillis Eldon Hoffer Frank Howard John Howard Franklin Klinck Floyd Klinck Gerald Linesaman Nelles Lishman h William MacPherson Clarence Mattusch Frederick Mattusch Frank McCormick Keith McKay Vincent Meisener Earl Moser Alba Musselman Vernon Musser Walter Opperthauser Vivian Pierce Russell Powell Dave Ratz , A George Rudow Kenneth M. Ruppel Roland Ruppel Merner Saddler Roy Sauder George Schedewitz William Schmehl Floyd Schmidt Carl Sippel Claire Strome Gordon Swartzen Bill .Wahl Laverne Watson Harold Weichel Harold Zinger it W 1 TEACHERS by yj'LQ,1g,l E. w. Kendall - c. F. 1-may . f2:i1555ifi5g..,,.,.ci . ',-' - V I . g . G 1 V W. W ' . 1,1 P . .WQ ,W LSI.. .uwlMQx, -is-rx '32-e i I .,, . ' . .,.V Q up pi, . H Il ln , 'ax' .,-' 3 fu We gif' :Q.13wl,' is f gf at gk? J X .. , X ,- QM ' tl P. -A-A -'i . I -"' 'f '- 'sta irs L .4 55 1 f . A. GH.. 'lk A.. I yn V. - fl xi ii " .. 'vii g L11 315. E 0426 MARY HOWARD How we all do like Mary-that girl with the pretty red hair and hazel eyes we never shall forget! Her striking person- ality. good sportsmanship, and reliability, have won her many friends at E.H.S. Mary has the ability to write excellent literature and her ambition is to be a nurse. Let's all get sick, eh? KEITH KELLER When Keith goes, Elmira High will suffer the loss of one of its most faithful members. Through his unlimited zeal as treasurer, the Literary Society has greatly progressedg of his sportsmanship, the school can be proud, and of his great mathe- matical understanding, he can be proud. Wherever Keith may be. he will succeedg and he will always cherish his schooldays in the "news, Elmira High School. HELEN KARLEY Helen. because of her pleasing personality, has gained many friends during her three successful years at Elmira High. Next fall she intends to go to Stratford Normal. We are sure she will make a good teacher. Too bad we are not tiny tots just starting school! Here's wishing you the best of luck in everything, Helen. LOUIS KLINCK Louis has certainly done much for our Alma Mater being largely responsible for the instantaneous success of our Year Book and providing a shining example of diligence for future students. His "lab'l work has developed in him an affinity for ghemical engineering. Success be yours, Louis, we'll be rooting or you. JEAN KLINCK Who could forget Jean-her charm and helpfulness. Jean has not only won in her studies but also made many friends due to her winning smile and fun-loving spirit. She intends to go on nursing, then. in the near future, to join a Women's Auxiliary Unit to lend her services. Good luck, Jean! DOUGLAS McKAY Doug, who hails from West Wallenstein, is one of the best liked students due to his willingness to help, and 'hisrjovial ways. His ambition is to go into the telephone business but fall may find him attending Normal school. Only the best is bound to come your way, Doug. BETTY SCHUMMER Wherever Betty may be we can assure you life will not be boring. Not only as far as nonsense is concerned is she A-1 but also in wit and wisdom. She's a real Glenn Miller fan and with that rhythm in her soul shels usually going places. Her ambition is to be a teacher. Umq' PATRICK J. MORRIS Something new has been added to our class since last fall. lt was gaiety and brightness supplied by the happy-go-lucky ways of Pat Morris when he left Drayton to join us here. Pat does justice not only to the school's academic standard but also to its extra activities. Whatever your vocation may be, Pat, we wish you the best of luck. LO RINE WEBER ' Who does-n't know Lorine? l-ler gaiety is heart-warming and her laugh is wellknown to all of us. During her stay with us, Lorine has proved her ability as an orator, artist, executive and dancer. Lorine intends to be a nurse and will enter Stratford General Hospital in September-lucky patients! DAVID ROWLAND Dave is recognized as military strategist and adviser to Grade Thirteen, and justly so. As sergeant drummer in the Bugle Band and the Sea Cadets, he excels. Upon graduation he plans to serve with the boys in navy blue. He leaves with us happy memories which time and years will never tarnish or dull. COMMERCIAL., GERTRUDE BAECHLER Gertrude, with her wavy hair and dark-brown eyes will always be remembered by her class mates as a pal worth knowing. She is always happy and carefree during the most tedious day. What her ambitions are no one knows, but we all wish her success in anything she may undertake. We are sure her winning smile and fun-loving spirit would soften the heart of any employer who is fortunate enough to hire her. NORMA BEITZ Although Normals favourite hobby is talking during school hours, she usually surprises us all with good marks when the fatal hour comes. Norma enjoys dancing and skating and singing very much. Her ambition is to become a stenographer. We wish her the best of luck in her future work, and know that she will succeed. LORNE BOLGER Lorne originates all horse-play in a quiet and nonsensical way, especially in the back corner of the commercial room where he can carry on his pranks unnoticed. He is well liked by everyone fespecially the girlsl who are all attracted by his pleasant looks. His chief ambition is to run opposition to Dorothy Dix. The practical and personal experience he is receiving from certain commercial students is giving him a wonderful start in his career. May success be with you Lorne. . ,x Z . ,V .JY I .ZLL " Y' W yn.,--' .. X Um Qaaclaaiu KATHLEEN BOLENDER You will find her flitting around the Commercial Room. She is Kay. whose "gurgly giggle" and funloving spirit we shall all remember. Her incessant chatter does not cease until Mr. Schoales asks-"Are you in reverse today?" Nevertheless she has a cheerful personality. and we all know she will be a success in the business world. AUDREY BURNETT Audrey will always be remembered by her classmates as a grand person and one worth knowing. Her home town is Winterbourne but she has won many friends during her course at E.H.S. We have not been told what her ambition is but maybe the Dodge will tell the tale. We wish her the best of luck in her future work and know she will succeed. VERDUN LAVERY Verdun is a very handsome young gentleman from the Commercial Department. He is full of life and as long, as he's around there's never a dull moment. But for a time he was upset and at last I found out what it was that was bothering him: he had lost his girl friend. But as I told you he is full of life so he soon had another girl. He is the type that will make a success in any field of business he may choose, so we wish him lots of luck. TERESA JORDAN Terry is a very interesting person, full of frolic and fung she lends much variety to dull classes. Teresa likes dancing and skating very much. The rest of us often wonder whether she and June when together are always talking about their school work or not. Nevertheless her winning smile and fun-loving spirit have won her many friends. We wish her all the success possible. MARGARET MARTIN Although Margaret is considered quiet by many people, she can always help a conversation along. Her favourite sports are skating and dancing and her ambition is to type seventy words a minute with only one mistake. We know she'll make a good stenographer and here's good luck to both of them. JOHN McCORMICK John is the smart-looking young fellow from the Commercial Department. Heis the boy you always notice at the top of the class when the reports come out. John is the quiet type, although when he is away from school, he's not exactly an angel. We all know that John will make good in his business career and we wish him all the luck in the world. DOROTHY MULHOLLAND Dorothy will always be remembered by her classmates as a grand person and one worth knowing. We never fail to enjoy the fun she creates in dull classes. She is fond of sports and it is not unusual to see her enjoying a skating party, a game of badminton, or a school dance. As one of the "Specials", we know she will make somebody a good secretary and we are sure she will be a success in the business world. 49- Graduate Photos by James Vice 0444 Qlzacfuafei RUTH PLAYFORD Ruth never fails to see the humorous side of life. A grand person to know, we will always remember her quiet manner and pleasing personality. Because of her unmistakable ability. Ruth's future probably lies in the commercial world. Maybe a certain Waterloo lad would know about this. However. we're all wishing her the Hvery best", whatever the future may hold. MURRAY POMMER Murray is a tall, handsome, young man from Linwood. He came here to master the Commercial course and gets along very well except for Shorthand.-which he no can do. He spends much of his spare time up on William Street. We know Murray will make a success of life and we wish him all the luck in the world. URMA STEVENS Orma is without a doubt the schools "queen of blush". Yet, we feel sure that in her quiet, smiling way she enjoys life to the full. Her industry is admired by all. for having returned to obtain additional upper school subjects. she has burdened herself with special commercial work. Thus equipped she is bound to be a success in the field she has chosen-teaching school. BERNICE THUR Bernice came to Commercial this year as one of the '6specials" setting a pace for the rest of the class in typing speed tests and in writing shorthand. Fond of dancing and skating, she could usually be seen at the school dances and skating parties or perhaps enjoying a game of badminton. Whatever Bernice may choose to be-stenographer. secretary, or typist, we are sure that she will be successful after her fine academic standing throughout high school. BRUCE RUPPEL What has Bruce got that we all like so much? Maybe it's his irresistible smile, or his gay point of view, or maybe itis even just that he doesn't know how to get serious. Anyway, he's one swell fellow who really has a way with the girls. We think he wants to get a job in the Mutual Life but we believe he'll end with an orchestra all of his own. We wouldn't be surprised, would you? JUNE WEICHEL What is so rare as June-any time of the year?- Sunshine accompanies this little blonde no less than her namesake month. She might laugh at a funeral and cry at her own wedding if she had the notion to, and no one would think it at all out of the ordinary. Her-face registers any emotion at her command-and she commands frequently. If she ever needs any alibis through her life, she can dispense with them and just turn out that melting smile, but we can only hope that June's life from this point hence will be as happy as her former existence. GRACE WOODS Grace's friends will always remember her for her angelic smile, which, l may add, is Wholly deceiving. Ever with at least one hand in mischief, Grace always seems to come out unscathed. For the past half year her leisure time during school hours has been devoted to arguing with Frank. We all join in wishing you, Grace, the best of luck in your business career. Che -Photos by Cunningham GRADE 9A Ist Row: Kathleen Lorch, Doreen Fries, Gladys Good, Miriam Hurst, Mary Herzog, Jean Cunningham, Eleanor Kerrigan, Lenora Fulcher, Bernice Koehler, Alma Dreisinger, Pauline Derbecker. 2nd Row: Thomas Kares, Graham Lavery, Kenneth Kuhn, Adeline Eby, Susanna Brubacher, lune Lutz, Shirley Cunningham, Leeta Dettwiler, Betty Dillon, Evelyn Brubacher, Robert Klinck, John Knoll, Robert Leslie. 3rd Row: Miss Cruickshank, Kenneth lsrael, Edward Kuhl, Douglas Hammond, Orval Lichti, Harry Eix, William Aberle, Ralph Hambly, John Heinbuch, Edward Hill. GRADE 9B lst Row: Nora Reger, Gertrude Mattusch, Eleanor Slimmon, Ruth Schweitzer, Bertrice Scheffner, Margaret Scheffner, Maureen Thur, Jean Stroh. Arlene Shuh, Ruth Martin, Carol Robinson. Francis Ritter. 2nd Row: Mary Kirschner, Clementine Sittler, Florence Squire, Joan Robinson, Margaret Lehman, Mary Ann Martin, Geraldine Martin, Dorothy Smith, Derry Woodall, Marie Zinger. Grace Martin. 3r1lRow: Henry Sippel, William Rau, Dennis Vines, Angus Martin, Glenn Plant, Mr. Hardy, Russell McTavish, Lloyd Martin, Earl Martin, Burton Watson, Henry Martin, Erle Martin. l Photos by James Vice F ARMERETTES First Row: Jean Klinck, Dorothy Mul- holland. Bernice Thur, Eleanor Arnold. Back Row: Vivian Hofler, Lorine We- ber. SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS First Row: Alice Henrich, Betty Vice, Eleanor Arnold, Betty Yan- chus. Back Row: Harold Ritter, Elmer Sau- der, Albert Lorch, LaVerne Miller, Louis Klinck. Missing: Laverne Watson, Helen Deckert, Audrey Ernst. POTATO CLUB First Row: Harold Ritter, Elmer Sau- der, Carl Schuett, Howard Good, Roland Borchardt. Back Row: LaVerne Wittiek, Donald Freeman, Stanley Beisel, Howard Shuli. M issing: George Snider. WNW ffm , E lm Z I Q AQ: , it -fl' ff J +....i.gf" -i,,.......---vigil' i -,.Y-... -- G sb- .:: t,4,S--1: , . l - i l i Q W A T ff X i X Y 5 K 1 H X I jf f 0 0 5, f- M, f ah- ' -' 'Z ,f ' FJ J A f 0 Q, -f " QA M" f' I ' X ig X Y. XX :X Fd A ,-.,: ZA, , A-'11 ,,,..:,"'l. L ,af FQ. QW, - 'SS' I ,X 4 K ' X I AX , , R 'f?fW 5 73' S- 24 , 5, ag ? 'Jw- :.:.k..,, .,.,... K . .4. ' . Q f , , X X , 1 " f 1-Du. X 1 .fl f -5 'T 1 W QM, I N L .j.?.. 1' " M ,,,- ,--.-. .. f A i....,, 17 - 4-- Y .... K ,...-. " -i.. , THE ORACLE ff WP if T .lffafgif ' l m, g'Kli':l GRADE XIII Why Is It . . . , . . . that Don Freeman takes such delight in making 'crotten-egg gasv? Could it be that he's getting revenge on somebody. . . . that Sten Beisel pays so much attention to Doug MacKay? Maybe it's just Doug's homework that Stanley,s so interested in. Who knows? . . . that Bill Arnold gets a cut on the same side of his face as does a certain grocer's daughter? Which goes to show that coincidents do coincide. . . . that Eleanor Arnold insists on taking the short cut that leads directly to Brubacher Street? Oh well, maybe it's just that the shortest way home ffrom schooll is the sweetest way round. . . . that Lorine Weber has taken to wearing kilts? Can it be that the safety pin is a mark of economy in this ration- ing epic of the war? ' . . . that Mary Howard listens to all the broadcasts from England? Perhaps she knows the announcer. fOh yeahlj t . . . that Louis Klinck and Dave Rowland have taken to jumping out of fifth form windows? It's possible that they're contemplating joining the para- chute troops. . . . that Betty Schummer is consider- ing turning farmerette? Surely she doesn't know any cute farmers down south, but then Betty never was one to confide! . . . that Keith Keller is so interested in Geometry? It's hardly possible that after his graduation he has intentions of studying new angles on the subject. . . . that P. I. Morris doesn't like his name "Pat"? He claims to be an A1 Irishman and where is a better Irish name than Patrick to be found? . . . that Audrey Hahn is dubious concerning her vocation. In the war somebody's bound to get hurt, so why hesitate in taking up the nursing pro- fession, Audrey? . . . that Helen Karley has dropped chemistry? I have an idea that she knows more about the subject than most of us who are studying it now? . . . that Ruby Gies has not caught wind of the fact that she is the favourite of a certain male in fifth form? Un- known to her, she is worshipped from afar! . . . that Douglas MacKay is dubbed "Lord Smuglessi' because if he is, he certainly doesn't show it. . . . that .lean Klinck had to bore everyone with the preceding "Why is it's"? You see a pretty girl walking down the street, she is of course feminine. If she is singular you are nominative. You walk across to her and become dative. If she is not objective you are soon plural. You walk home with her and her mother becomes accusative. They enter and sit down. Her little brother is a definite article. Next talk of the future, and she changes to the past. You' kiss her and her father becomes present. Things are tense and soon you find your- self the past participle. ' 'K' 'I' 'I Doug. McKay: "Statistics show that women live longer than men." Stanley Beisel: "Yes, paint is certain- ly a great preservative." 'I I' 'I' Bruce Ruppel: "Last night I had the audience glued to their seats." Jean Klinck: "That's one way of keep- ing them there." 54 4 I- THE oRAc1.E "CARRY ON" "Yes Indeed"! "Deep in the Heart of Texas" the "Time Was" drawing near for "Jim" to board the "Chatenooga Choo-Choo". As he rode down "The Santa Fe Trail" on his way to "Tuxedo Junction" with the boys, he said, "Fel- lows, 'This is no Laughing Matter', 'I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire', but I must help to protect 'Everything I Love', and I will fight for freedom 'Till the Lights of London Shine Again'." At the station when "Margie", "De- lores", and "Marta" were "Kissing the Boys Good-Bye", "Madelaine" murmur- ed in Jim's ear, " 'I'll Wait for You' and 'Maybe' I'll have 'Blue Champagne' for a 'Moonlight Cocktail' 'When I see You Again'." "Jim" smiled and said, "'Good-Bye now', dear, 'I'll be back in a year'." The train pulled out. "Over There", through the "Stardust", he would soon be "Climbing High", for he was one of the "Captains of the -Q Clouds". So, like "Jim", "Carry On", folks, and during the "Stormy Weather" ahead, don't give "Birth to the Blues" but "Keep Smiling". You can join the "Victory Cavalcade" and "Fight for Canada" by buying Victory Bonds and War Savings Stamps. Help "Keep 'em Flying". G esiqliinfar Scene When I looked from my window A night or two agog A silvery moon was shining Upon the frozen snow. 'T was then I heard a sleigh-bell Tinkling in the night, As the horses gaily trotted Through that wonderland of white. The sleigh and bells soon faded Into the distant white, And I was left alone again- Alone in that lonely night. -Donorrn' HILL, XI 7Ae 8 . fm ,Mu 194.2 Gaeek yiaxua l The 1941 Oracle was awarded First Prize against 500 competitors. . . -if The Commercial I Engravers produced the engravings. THE ORACLE . .. . - COMMERCIAL IDIOSYNCRASIES We think Commercial idiots have the most peculiar idiosyncracies, like Bruce DeVitte Ruppel and Audrey Burnett, for instance, chewing their gum on the bias and all the girls taking to winking with their hips and using fascinating make- up. Ruth Playford and Kay Bolender even add a little variety to an old past- time by using six delicious, delightful, delovely lipsticks: cinnamon, nutmeg, Bohemian, exotic, neapolitan and of course the international favourite, tutti-frutti. We all agree that it does add spice and flavour. Man! oh man! when Terry Jordon casts her luminous peepers in the direction of our class hair-dresser, he simply lapses into a state of hypnosis land we don't mean the state of Missouril. ls that Gabriel, the buzzer? It must be for the whole herd seems to have heard it as they traipse five-fold into the Typorium. Trudy Baechler hugs herself and yells: "It,s so cold in here that there are even icicles on the drips." Seeming- ly with one step Mr. Schoales Uh" pro- nounced "k', as in kiddy carl ploughs across the room and bending down asks Cedric, the music box, if he will please wheeze a little bit to get us warm and in the mood. The William Tell Over- ture No. 3 usually gets us hep and in the groove although it is Dorothy Mulhol- land's private opinion that rhumba would get any hep-cat hepper. Frank Seigner's finger loosening exercises con- sist of striking Fli-bi-nite Campbell with a mean left to the funny bone and promptly dashing all his castles in the air to terra firma. Suddenly there is a gutteral groan as Bernice Thur throws her arms into the air and catching them again implores the class to console her as she looks despairingly at her error and yells, "Is there an eraser in the house?" Simultaneously Grace Woods and John McCormick shout "Duck" as they hurl their rubber-outers across the room. Lloyd Mulholland rather slings his lingo or does something with it for 55 Terry looks shocked and murmurs, "Heaven give me strength". And then, naturally, Orma Stevens blushes. With a buzz from Gabriel there is a general migration from the Typorium. This always seems to reload Norma Beitz with fresh conversational ammuni- tion as she again pours out her soul to attentive Margaret Martin until Mr. Schoales, in desperation, bellers, "Wo- man, is it whisperitis that ails you?" Then Grade 12 is swept through a period of Shorthand at the rate of 102 per, leaving Lorne Bolger and Murray Pom- mer with a hungry look in their eyes. Repairing to the outer extremities they return later licking their lips and minus that hungry look. At just about that time Verdun Lavery comes in panting and begins to fan his tongue, and who wouldn't have a hot tongue after the hot sales talk he gives his advertisers. If Grade ll is having Shorthand then Audrey Glaiser inevitably blinks her sky blue, sea blue, and baby blue eyes and urges someone to kindly give out with a translation and of course Anna Baessler is always willing to oblige if it will make Audrey's life any happier. If anyone's looking for Stan Deckert he's usually buried in a book and doing some apowerfullyi' deep thinking when he isn't molested by Willard Martin. Promptly at eleven June "Farce" Weichel leaps from her seat and dashes for the door. Half a second later she's back muttering, "Farce, I forgot my compact." Sympathetically the rest of the class murmurs, "Well! wouldn't that jar your grandmother's picklesf' After June's departure Bruce wears a lost look until he glides his optics over some other captivating Commercial cutie. 0 Allen County Publ' L'b 900 Webster Streei l my P0 BQx.22Z0 . ..... Foff Wayne, IN 46801-2270 TRINITY. COLLEGE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO Trinity' College, federated with the University, is one of the Arts Colleges of the University and includes: A Faculty of Arts providing instruction for students in classes of limited size in all subjects taught by the colleges. The full advantages of Federation with the University, instruction by its professors, qualification for its scholarships and degrees, with 1tS Library, Laboratories and athletic facillties and membership in Hart House. A Faculty of Divinity in which Trinity exercises its university powers of conferring degrees and prepares candidates for the ministry of the Church. A new res-idence for men students was opened in September 1941 at Trinity College. This and the new St. Hilda's residence, opened in September 1938, enable the College to oifer excellent accommodation. The Scholarships offered by the College have recently been revised and largely increased. Full particulars will be supplied on request. For information concerning Fees, Scholarships, Exhibitions, Bursaries, etc., address the Registrar, Trinity College, Toronto 5. r I 1 l 1 s ' V 9 H . . Qbunm 5 nwrrmtg . ,4, H KINGSTON ONTARIO 'aiu' 2 ' Incorporated by Royal Charter 1841 situated .in the oldest city in Ontario, 34 modern buildings, annual registration about 4,5003 health insurance provided during sessiong placenaent office helps students to find summer work and graduates to ge Jo s. ARTS-Courses leading to the degrees of B.A., M.A., B.Com., M.Com. Part of the work may be done by Summer School and corre- spondence. SClENCEfCourses leading to the degrees of B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry, Mineralogy and Geology, Phys-ics and in Mining, Chemical, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. MEDICINE-Cnourses leading to the degrees of M.D., C.M. and M.Sc., and the Diploma of Public Health. Matriculation Pamphlet, sent on- request, includes complete list of scholarships and prizes awarded - on entrance and on University work. Write for a copy of QUEEN'S IN PICTURES ROYALF HOTEL COMFORTABLY FURNISHED ROOMS All Hot Water Heated Home Cooked Meals - Homelike Surroundings Special Weekly Rates PHONE 2112 4 ARTHUR STREET sEl.Rl'rE STORES Offer more for your money In School Supplies, Notions, Cosmetics, Lingerie, etc. Small Hardware and Kitchen Utensils Cheerful and Prompt Service ELMIRA ONTARIO EVENHOLME DAIRY W e have a wagon on your street every morning with PASTEURIZED MILK, CREAM AND CHOCOLATE MILK From GOv't Accredited Herds 8 DUNKE STREET DIAL 528 MRS. A. MARTIN, Prop. 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. N PHONE 2272 Compliments of . . . A. H. ZILLIAX BARRISTER - SOLICITOR . NOTARY PUBLIC ELMIRA : ONTARIO STUDENTS' ACCOUNTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME At any Branch of THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA ELMIRA, ONT-, BRANCH - J. A. ROWLAND, Manager THE ORACLE sr PRICE WEATHER Time lost from e w S J, N e w S Next term promises 9-12 a.m. and 10 be St0fmY- 1130.4 p.m. Class rises at 9 a.m., sets at 4 p.m. Grade XII Suteadily Pushing Onward GENERAL HUEHN ' ADVANCING AGAINST "LATIN" Although he has had many reverses during the past term, there is now a definite turn for the better. General Stew- art Huehn has hopes of con- quering the foe by Easter. His greatest foes-"The Acc. 81 Inf." and the "Sub.-Obl. Clauses"-now are almost totally vanquished. He has crossed the Alps and by now is pushing into the very heart of Italy. Soon he will enter the secondary sequence in which his purpose is to over- come the gerund and other forces. WAR SAVINGS STAMPS The War Savings drive under the capable cashier, Arthur "Buck" Weichel, is prospering. Grade XII has a great many stars-each star standing for a certificate-of which it can be proud. Every single stamp will help to give Hitler a kick in the pants. So keep on Gr. Xllg show the world we can do our bit! DOWNFALL OF CHICK- RAISING INDUSTRY In these days of strain and strife, hatching chicks are treated with little care. They are the back-bone of the egg industry, without them, we would be eggless. If all hatch- ing chicks are handled like a certain one in the Agriculture Class, we will soon see the era in which chickens are extinct. Miss Cruickshank: "Class, I am tempted to give you a French test!" Ralph Brubacker fin a low voicelz "Yield not to tempta- tion." I GREAT MENTAL INCREASE During the last year, Grade XII has acquired much in- telligence. There is not a single being in the whole form who could not go up to King Solomon and match wits. An excellent example of this can be taken from the Christmas examinations where not one person failed in English- Imagine that!-English being one of the most difhcult sub- jects. Then too, their progress in Chemistry must not be overlooked. Their ability to obtain unheard-of substances from a given solution is truly amazing. They are almost capable of putting Einstein and Boyle to shame. Certainly if they are not more careful they will wake up and find themselves successful chem- ists. Some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouths. At any rate, some people are just plain lucky like our St. Jacobs lad, Howard Good, who got out of school for no reason whatsoever except that he might have had scarlet fever. We thought of going to St. Jacobs ourselves. Well, folks, that's all until next year. Au revoir. Mr. Currie: "Find the com- mon denominator, Mabel." Mabel Bolger: "Is that thing lost again?', Miss MacVicar, to Wayne Pettie: "Put this in more mature, effective language- 'I see the cow. Isn't she pretty? Look at her run'." Wayne Pettie: "Lamp de cow. Ain't she a beaut? and Lady, how she can step." GRADE XII TATTLER Good evening, folks! This is your Newsy News reporter reportin' right at you. So pull up a chair and listen closely. Your news hound has found out from a very reliable source that Gr. XII has an up-an'- coming milkman in Glenn Watson. No doubt, we will all get our milk free, if and when we start housekeeping. We wonder if you've heard about the firebell that rang in Grade XII's ears. Well, it was rather embarrassing to leave a perfectly good geometry class, rush down the stairs at break- neck speed, and land out in the cold, cold world to find that not only was the school not in flames, but everyone else leading a normal life in- side of it. Need I tell' you about the way Grade XlI's illustrious gang slunk up the stairs, inwardly cursing the guy who was tampering with the bell. And, of course we couldn't ever forget the marvellous time we had at Conestoga when Mr. and Mrs. Huehn so graciously opened their home to us. After a grand hike we all trooped into the house where Mrs. Huehn had a de- licious meal prepared for us. And although Miss MacVicar was missed on the hike, we did enjoy her company at the table. Thanks again, Mr. and Mrs. Huehn. Here is something new and different, we hope. Did you know that three of our bril- liant boys joined the Scots Fusiliers? Ralph B., Glenn W., and Wayne P. carry on their work at Kitchener twice a week. Nice going, kids- it really shows that you are True Blue! HUEHN BROS. GENERAL MERCHANTS AND JEWEL STOVES PHONE: ELMIRA 805 CONESTOGO - ONTARIO 346 King Street West Telephone 2-1172 .fipfzezfi I cilfoms qumniaginga EDWARD W. LIPPERT "PriceS as Low . as Quality Perm1ts" KITCHENER, ONT. CHAS. LORCH COAL . COKE - WOOD WEISIIIILLER PRINTING SERVICE ' . We Print To Pleasev' Phone 568 - Res. 2285 ELMIRA, ONT. G When You Require FRESH F RUITS AND VEGETABLES . DIAL 556 Prompt, Courteous ServIce We Win Deliver PHONE 501 - ELMIRA I"IERB AINSWORTH ROY J. ABERLE CITIES SERVICE STATION ' 'cService with a Smile" ELMIRA, ONTARIO EDWIN G. FRY CHIROPRACTOR AND DRUGLESS THERAPIST 414 WILLIAM STREET PHONE 2-1357 WATERLOO, ONT. WEICHEL'S HARDWARE 2 BIG STORES 2 BIG STOCKS H A R D W A R E PAINTS and ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT . ELMIRA WATERLOO PHONE 537 PHONE 2-3101 I . ...I THE ORACLE 59 THIRD FORM PERSONALS RALPH ROBBINS-During the absence of Mr. Weichel, Ralph has volunteered his services free, at the Post Oilice. Ralph seems to take a keen interest in "post-office" work. Ross WEICHEL-SO far as we can see Ross Weichel's dealings with the fairer sex of Grade XI seem to be confined selling them War Stamps. SNYDER-Does Donald still chiefly to DONALD think that the West Montrose girls are nicer than the Elmira girls! fWe are worriedl. I AMESVICE-,l im is performing a pub- lic service this winter by keeping the road to Linwood open on Sunday. LYLE DAHMERiLylC reports a thril- ling week-end--he finished all his home- work and started on more. ELMER SAUDER-We never realized the hidden talent that dwelt in the silent mind of one named Sauder 'till a certain "tune" gained popularity. EDWARD O,KRAFKA-We wonder how much Eddie paid a certain someone to carve his name with a fair young lady across the way. JOHN ROWLAND-Third Form won- ders if John really asked the same girl three times to the same hike. MURRAY HEIMBUCK-This is to in- form Murray's girl friend in Linwood that he is "faithful forever". FLoYn HENRICH-FlOyd absent-mind edly wandered over to the boy's side of the "lab" twice this week. CARL SCHUETT-If changing one's mind is a woman's prerogative, the way Carl changes his affections would classi- fy him as one of the fairer sex. ALBERT LoRcH-Abby reports that from observations made while cleaning the girls' basement that there is more lipstick on the shower curtains than on the girls, lips. HOWARD SHUH-"Shoo,' said the girls and Howard Shuhed. MARJORIE BRUBACHER-Marge has been seen walking the halls very fre- quently with Eleanor Arnold. Can any- body give an explanation? CONNIE DILLON--Connie reports that her persistent week-end visitor will be in town again next week-end. MARIE SIMMONS-IS Marie really worried about the lack of mail from Walkerton? EVELYN DOHERTY-We wonder why Mr. Arthur Weichel has decided to go on a farm in the Elmira vicinity this summer. Could you tell us, Evelyn? ALICE HENRICH--From her constant position of head of the class Alice could never have heard of the people who start from the bottom and work up. PHYLLIS STICKNEY-WC found out that Phyllis could stand her cooking at the High School for only three days. MARGATET LUTZ--Margaret is won- dering whether gas-rationing will really affect a trip from Fort Wayne this year. DOROTHY HILL--"In vacant or in pensive mood" ever since the middle of February. MARIE NIACALPINE--Did Marie really stay in doing her home-work every night while her parents were away. If not, why not? THELMA ZI1-:GLER-Does Thelma know the way to school alone? It appears as though she doesn't. MARIE JORDAN--If Marie had been with us more often we're sure we'd have had quite a write-up. -Third F orm Mud-Slingers CAMPBELL' S GARAGE Radiators - Batteries Magnetos General Auto Repairing PHONE 478 ELMIRA ONTARIO - COMPLIMENTS OF . . . The WATERLOO TRUST AND SAVINGS COMPANY - OFFICES - WATERLOO - KITCHENER - GALT - PRESTON THE VALUE OF LIFE INSURANCE One of the first as-sets 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. lt protects dependents through the payment of the sum insured if death occurs. And these payments can be made in the form of monthly income instead of one lump sum. The sum assured can be payable to you at the end of a certain specified number of years such as 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 years. The money can be used to purchase a business, a home, for travel, or for any other purpose. Life insurance is the unbeatable provider for old age. It takes care of the old man you are going to be some day. It can be used to provide a college education, payments starting at age 18. A life insurance policy can often be used as collateral security. Bankers every- where recognize the value of life insurance. One is often tempted to invest in stocks. Returns depend upon a fluctuating market and often the purchaser loses everything. Life insurance, on the contrary, is secure. Life insurance values are guaranteed and have always been Paid to the dollar. These are some of the reasons why every young man should' own a life insurance policy. When selecting the company with which to insure choose The Mutual Life of Canada, which is owned by the policyholders. There are no shareholders. ALL dividends are paid to policyholders., THE MUTUAL LIFE OF CANADA HEAD OFFICE Established 1869 ' WATERLOO, oN'r. fri-:E oRAcl.E r l 61 NAME John Arnold Harold Ritter Harold Niergarth Walter Metzger George Snider Bob Detwieler Don Huehn R. Mulholland R. Borchardt Cliff Gingrich Rubert Ruggle Leonard Ruppel Laverne Wittick Donald Weber NAME Rita McMahon Alice Hahn Dorothy Snider Lucille Niergarth Margaret Brubacher Alice Gies Ruth Mulholland .lean Seiling Kersanta Lipnicki Thelma Uberig Betty Bechthold Esther Soehner .lean Weber Helen Voll Bernice Krupp Kathleen Kalbfieisch Beverly Shurly Betty Vice Mary Woznuck Mary Ruth Ruth Eisenbach Ruth Klinck Jean Weber Isabel Cooper Gloria Long Vera Napoleon Betty Kraemer Mildred Weigel GRADE X Bernice and Laverne report: FAVOURITE DOINCS Messing Len's hair Retrieving his pencil bag Day-dreaming Flirting with Mildred Talking in typing period Taking spares Pulling ties Doing experiments Being shy Driving the "Cream Can Doing Math. in Eng. period Pushing his shapely f?J legs under Kruppy's desk Combing his favourite toupee Watching birds 53 HOBBIE Coming to class late Singing Dieting Keeping Store Raising kittens Hitch-hiking Addling papers Horse-back riding Cooking Tearing up paper Doing her homework Skating Feeding chickens Saying Nothing Chewing gum Snakes Fighting Changing boy friends Talking Booting for the home-team Working at Kares Breaking records Studying Chewing gum Writing letters in school Carrying typewriters Sewing . Reading FAVOURITE SAYINGS Hi Bev! Boy, if I catch him! You're the best friend I ever had. Oh, Franky! Daw-gonnit, I made a mistake. Come here, Weber. Got your Math. done? Listen boy! Gimme your Latin. Going to the shinny match. Hey Klott! Hey! What's the timetable? Mm! Nice legs. Bless this typewriter! Nuts -LAVERNE Wrrrlcx. TEN YEARS HENCE Selling alarm clocks Working for C.K.C.R. Still dieting Store clerk Manager of a kitten nursery Owner of a car Editor of "The Signet" Running a horse ranch In a kitchen Pulp and Paper Magnate School teacher Figure skater Farmer's wife Talkative . J r. partner for Wrigley's Snake charmer She got her man Blue-singer on the radio Radio announcer Hockey coach Slinging hash at Joeis Diner Still breaking records Mathematician Working in a gum factory She got him! Champion screen star Hostess in an air liner Working in an oliice -BERNICE KRUPP. PHONE 421 SILVERWO0DS ELMIRA Dealers in CHURNING CREAM - EGGS - POULTRY Manufacturers of 'E.F.C. Pasteurized Creamery First Grade BUTTER Feed Buttermilk Powder - Pure Artificial Ice YOUR PATRONAGE IS APPRECIATED li 1 I Visit Kitchener's Most Complete Record Shop HEINTZMAN BLIVJIECQJLQE PIANOS DECCA SHEET COLUMBIA MUSIC Records RECORD SHOP 7 CITY HALL SQ. - PHONE 7-7022 Milton J. 0pperthauser ELECTRIC WIRING AND C' H 0 F F E R- INSTALLATIONS Appliances - Motors - Ranges FOR Fixtures - Washers, etc. Defofesf and Marconi BREAD CAKES AND ROLLS Radios and Supplies 1 N R f ' I Woods Ediit. EarI1gIerEqc:JiIment PHONE 375 23 WILLIAM ST. - PHONE 581 ELMIRA ONTARIO ELMIRA, ONTARIO CHARLES D. MILLER BRUBACHER'S INSURANCE Service for 50 Years REAL ESTATE 1891 ' 1942 GOVERNMENT BONDS See us for good Groceries PHONE 371 ELMIRA U F W. H. SCHNEIDER FRESH F1Qff'm-Q 0' YOUR BLUE COAL DEALER AND VEGETABLES We Deliver Promptly h J H B PHONE 882 EI-MIR-4 I I WE DELIIIER - DIAL 867 IF lT'S HARDWARE .... We Have It PAINTS - ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES . TOOLS KLlNCK'S HARDWARE PHONE 367 ELMIRA LHE- QRAC-LE' - - - - 63 THIS IS RADIO STATION E. H. S. BRINGING YOU THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR'S ACTIVITIES IN GRADE 9A Grade 9A is proud to announce to the public that two of their most outstand- ing athletes, Evelyn Brubacher and Harry Eix, competed at the Wossa "B" field meet at London. In spite of hard competition and very unfavourable weather, a first prize was awarded to Evelyn. Keep up the good work, pals! Have you ever realized who draws all the grand posters that are found so frequently in the corridors and in up- town windows? It is 9A of course! fThey're the most dependable and trust- worthy class in all the school and why then shouldn't they be asked so fre- quently?J Praise is here due to Evelyn Brubacher, Susanna Brubacher, Kath- leen Lorch, .lean Cunningham, Adeline Eby and Bette Dillon. When the com- mencement was drawing near, these girls volunteered to make posters which were sent to various towns and villages. Thanks to 9A artists. We thought it worthwhile to mention that there are six pupils in 9A who have had regular attendance, namely: Shirley Cunningham, Jean Cunningham, Ed- ward Hill, John Knoll, Edward Kuhl and Graham Lavery. Bette Dillon topped the class in various subjects. She had 100W in spelling, 95'Zn in mathematics and 93? in French. Kathleen Lorch came first in class at Christmas and her highest marks were 94W in French and 9529 in art. Nine are very proud of their sales- men for the carnival. John Heinbuch led the school by coming first and June Lutz and Bob Leslie came second and third. That night lady luck dealt E.leanor Kerrigan a pleasant blow when she won the girl's C.C.M. bicycle. Friday evening, February 27, was a red letter day for Grade 9A. It was their first appearance on the stage to sing a French song. This added a lot of oomph to the programme. Nine A can feel honoured at having Eleanor Kerrigan, who hails from Sarnia, for a classmate. Eleanor has contributed a story and sketches to the Year Book. Red Cross Donation ' When the notice from the Red Cross was announced asking every pupil to give ten cents or more, our 9A class really tried hard. Our objective was 33.50 and within a week we had 34.10. No one was ashamed to take this report in to the office. On Monday of the fol- lowing week every pupil of 9A wore a smile on his countenance, for there in the main hall was posted a summary of all the grades, contributions and 9A was at the top. The Sale of Commencement Tickets There were no pupils in 9A who took part in the play put on by the school so we worked hard at selling tickets in Elmira and surrounding villages. Our aim was not only to make the play a success but to win War Savings Stamps for selling the most tickets. When the five prizes were given out, three of them came to 9A. The first prize went to Graham Lavery who sold eighty-two tickets and received three stamps. Bette Dillon received third prize. John Hein- buck got fifth prize of one stamp for selling 35 tickets. ' Our form consists of 35 pupils and our War Savings Stamp graph has al- most' reached the 360.00 mark. Willie was the oldest child of an al- ready numerous family of small boys and girls. He had been invited to go in and see his new little baby sister. Asked by his father what he thought of the newest baby, he said: "Why, Pop, it's awful nice. But do you think we needed it?" l - , Relcharcls The Store with a Complete Stock of GENERAL DRY GOODS AND ' GROCERIES We Appreciate Your Paironage Get - it - at - Reichards' PHONE 307 ELMIRA U88 Y ears' Continuous Service" ROBERT STEWART LIMITED Everything in LUMBER TIMBER MILLWORK P GUELPH KITCHENER 35 YEARS OF SEHVICE . . . For a proper and healthful heating system use a Findlay or Sunshine Warm Air Furnace. Local Agents for Findlay or General Steel Wares Heating Systems WILLIAM RUDOW, Elmira - Phone: Shop 416, Residence 359 Compliments of LEFTY WEICHEUS SHOE STORE ' Headquarters for DOMINION RUBBER FOOTWEAR and CHUMS SHOES PHONE 577 ELMIHA RES. 380 jrl-IE ORACLE 65 GRADE 9 B Grade 9B, the noisiest of all classes Consists of 35 lads and lasses. Derry W. came first in the start But seldom takes a thing to heart. The runner-up is Billy Rau Who in the school obeys the law. Ruth M. and Francis R., the jovial sort, When they lose they are a sport. Henry S. and Lloyd M., each a teacher's pet Bad examples they do set. Carol R. and Grace R. have red hair In their report quite good they fare. Gertrude and .lean N. are rather stout, When there is work they do not pout. Maureen and Eleanor, smart-looking girls Find it easy to sport line curls. Angus and Russel come from Weissenburg And every day are always seen. Mary and Marie are two blondes Of whom the boys are very fond. Grace M. a dark brunette, When there's work she'll never fret. .lean S., a cute little number In Grade 13 has found her lover. Margaret and Geraldine come from Weissen- burg, And in the room are seldom heard. Burton and Henry M., Elmira guys, When there are jobs we hear great sighs. Earle M. comes from a farm, Around the school he does no harm. Ruth S., a beautiful blonde Of a boy in Grade 10 is very fond. Erle M. and Dennis are two lads When in trouble are very sad. Mary Ann and Dorothy are tall and fair, Girls like them are very rare. Nora Reger is very small And can scarcely be seen when in the hall. Glenn P., the musical clown, ls seldom seen without a frown. The Scheffner girls, never in a fuss, Often go to Kitchener on the bus. Joan and Arlene, the gossiping gals In Grade 9B have found their pals. 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Q. 12311-:l:f:55:?3:l" -Sizizizi' r . --'--,-"' -:'f-1-:-1-'- Z? Z p. 7 If 4-. ' Q Have you seen the new Boys' Shop in the King Street Basement . . . the fashions for girls on the Mezzanine Floor and the Queen Street Floor . . . the low-price pick-ups in the King Street Bargain Base- ment? Have you had dinner in the Dining Rooms or lunch at the Fountain? Wouldn't the whole family enjoy a trip to Kitchener and a day spent at Goudies Modern Department Store? 1 I ' I 1 T l I UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO 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-three C339 scholarships at Matri- culation 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. 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University of Western Qntario London - Canada Canada is rapidly playing a larger and more important part in the war with the Axis powers. 'She should pull her full weight not only now but in the years to come. How is this Dominion to render this service to the British Empire and to the civilized World when only three 'per cent of her young people, qualified by secondary school attendance, enroll for a college or university course? How are leaders to be provi-ded unless we train them? Where shall they be trained if not in college? I A college or university course is the most valuable asset anyone may possess. Have you investigated the opportunities offered at the University of Western Ontario? Here is your chance. Write to Dr. K. P. R. Neville, the Registrar, for particulars. V I I N. M. BEARINGER LIMITED BUILDING MATERIAL COAL, COKE and WOOD A. WING-ER GENERAL STORE All kinds of Hose Dress Goods for all the seasons. 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SMITH SHOE CO. LIMITED Manufacturers of Leather - Canvas and ' Felt Footwear Women's - Children's - Boys' . -.lL..-.-... FRANQZAIS ADIEU E. H. S. De la part des eleves de la treizieme je dirai, "Adieu E.H.S.,' Au bout de cinq ans d'amusement, de recreation, et de travail dur aussi, nous sommes par- venus au bout. Que nous vous man- querons tous, nos camarades de classe, nos professeurs, et Pagitation de l'ecole! Je prendrai ici lioccasion de remercier tous les professeurs de leur assistance et de leur conduite inappreciables. Meme si nous ne semblions pas toujours faire attention nous les avons appreciees vraiment. Leurs associations agreables demeureront dans nos sentiments pen- dant beaucoup d'ans. Les rangs se reculeront encore une fois et bientet vous autres pourrez gar- der l'honneur de vous tenir au fond de la salle d'assemblee. Nous laissons la salle de classe numero quatre a tous qui viennent et nous vous souhaitons bonne chance et bon succes. -ELEANOR ARNOLD EPARGNE DE GUERRE Le Canada fait la guerre depuis plus de deux ans. Les exigeances d'un tel nation sont enormes. Tous les Canadiens doivent sacriiier des plaisirs et les luxes. Nous devons nous souvenir des mots de notre roi Georges six, "Cette fois tout le monde est dans le train de combat". Quand meme ce guerre serait a trois mille milles de distance, ce n'est pas raison de s'asseoir a part, de ne pas s'interesser. La guerre coiite beaucoup et une armee a besoin d'equipement, de munitions et de provisions. A l'ecole d'Elmira toutes les classes achetent des epargnes de guerre. Mais la reponse n'est past assez grand pour gagner cette guerre. Tout le monde devrait acheter au moins deux certificats chaque trimestre. Souvenez-vous de Dunkerque, de Pearl Harbour, de Hong-Kong et de Singapour. Nous devons donner et pre- ter pour la victoire. -Louis KLINCK ., NOTRE CLASSE DE FRANCAIS Dans notre classe de francais il y a onze eleves. Un jour nous etudions une nouvelle lecong ce soir nous avons quel- ques devoirsqa faire. Le lendemain, meme avant que nous ne soyons assis, notre institutrice nous dit les phrases que nous devons ecrire, "Un, Bill, deux, Stanley, trois, Keith, quatre, Donald," et ainsi de suite. Nous allons au tableau noir ou on voit Helen et Betty, qui se demandent l'un a l'autre comment ecrire les phrases. Quelque fois notre institutrice fronce un peu le sourcil parce que quelques- unes des phrases sont tres mal ecrites, surtout si les eleves n'ont pas bien fait leur devoir. Mais notre institutrice, Miss Cruickshank, a beaucoup de patience et hientet nous avons corrige toutes les erreurs. Mais le jour que nous aimons le mieux, c'est le jour quand nous etudions uColomba". C'est un livre tres interes- sant et nous nous demandons si Orso se battra avec les Barricini ou si Orso se mariera avec Miss Lydia. Quelquefois on entend de petits sifllets a voix basse de Louis et de David surtout quand on lit de l'amour. Nous nous demandons pourquoi? Eleanor et Audrey s'interes- sent a l'histoire. Mais je pense que nous devrions faire honneur surtout a Miss Cruickshank, qui a tant de patience de nous meme quand nous semblons ne pas nous interesser et quand nous ne nous conduisons pas bien. -RUBY Gras Elmira insurance Agencies INSURANCE of All Kinds Ten Years Head Oiiice Experience FRED C. FORWELL Manager Phones: Oflice 485 Res. 356 Elmira, Ont. "Our Policy is Your" KLlNCK'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, L Timothy and Clover Seeds in season. V K L I N C K'S LIMITED Protection" 15 CHURCH ST. W. - ELMIRA THE ELMIRA EMMOPB CENTRAL NUTS Nl O T O R S POPCORN Chevfiiiil 223 Sf?R?.0bi'e lm! ' RAYMOND'S Phone 515 ELMIRA - ONTARIO THE 6 CK! 9 BEAUTY SALON Qualified in all branches of Beauty Culture 124 KING ST, WEST Hours 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. KITCHENER , 1- ' 952 King Street West Next to Lyric Theatre ' Cnear M011I1t Hope? KITCHENER Phone 8 8391 for Appointment THE ORACLE fum, A ff- - Fi N . I -ff ff" ." .-, 1 "'f1:ff4'?1".,',1fR. , 99636 Q' ' 91 I X w'fY:J25W- 1 fl" f gffg, 'TR ,R, if 'N l v , l,. fr' ,R ' W Ry , W , . l,,K...A . ,ff . fi -Z 4 zimlhxvl W " lu " Wvlf RSX " ' " ' ' .s-" -R lf 2 wr " -P RR-Q-2 R . f- R R Jr" HX 3 X ' - aw ASH? 6' ff f ff .N R N l lv .' .,, , fy A '-'-' fx 'H x l y a, ,EL cf fi ' " v' "- HAZ' ,Ji ,J 'Nui xy f. 1 ffm - Q 2522 l - WX V ,. L, .. , 4 Ahh f , li . N -- , I gl gp ,ff - TW f f A:-Ji .Nu l,,,. ' ,'- Z my . 5 I X 'R .' 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I ELMIRA North Waterloo Countyis Leading Weekly CLASS PINS SWEATER CRESTS THE SWEAT SHIRTS ELISIRIEI IOSIGIIIET MEDALS e Igne rings O you each week the intimate hap- TROPHIES penings of your town and dis- tricts. Keeps you well in-formed On all news and happenings you are vitally interested in. W ,t f C t 1 Read me High School Tamer H e or a a ogue news weekly- TROPI-Iv-CRAFT Qur readers will recommend LIMITED th1S paper to you. I 102 LOMBARD ST. SUBSCRIBE NOW. TORONTO Choose from the largest stock Of .,.ni C.C.M. New AND REBUILT BICYCLES 9 iff y In Waterloo County BASEBALL AND HOCKEY EQUIPMENT C.C.M. AGENTS MCPHAIUS BIcYcLE AND SPORTS I CORNER KING AND WILLIAM ST. - WATERLOO THE ORACLE 71 LE CANADA ET LA GUERRE Dans un conflit aussi effrayant que celui qui se deroule en ce moment et qui menace de s'etendre au monde en- tier, toutes les forces humaines des na- tions libres doivent ecraser la force brutale d'un ennemi qui a soif de con- quetes et de domination. Le Canada prend part a cette guerre. Ses fils courageux ont couru genereuse- ment et volontairement, verser leur song, sacrifier leur vie pour conserver notre pays. Le Canada resoud de gagner la guerre et par consequent de soutenir l'effort de ses defenseurs vaillants en leur fournissant abondance de vivres, d'engins de guerre et de munitions de toutes calibres. Mais cela ne peut pas se faire sans la contribution genereuse d'une population prete a aller jusqu'au bout du sacrifice volontaire pour assurer en matiere de finances le support que reclamant nos armees. -STANLEY BEISEL 1- ,-.1 DES COMPOSITIONS FRANCAISES "Que tout le monde dans la classe tache d'ecrire une composition fran- caisef' dit l'institutrice de francais. "Nous voulons avoir une bonne variete pour notre Annuaire de l'ecole." Tout le monde dans la classe-tout le monde-cela voulait dire moi. Chaque classe de francais je pensais seulement a cela sans resultats. Le temps devenait bref. Que devais-je faire? J e pensais e cela apres m'etre couchee --"Le Canada, Notre Patriei'-mais c'est trop difiicile. Encore une classe de francais arriva et avec elle, une idee-"Une Promenade Dans Les Bois". La premiere phrase alla bien--tres bien-une palissade en bois et un Vieux chemin jusqu'a un petit ruisseau-mais les pensees agre- ables ne vinrent plus. Le dernier jour arriva et par un dernier effort desespere je produisis- ceci! -D. HILL, GRADE XI LA QUEUE DU RENARD Un jour un renard etait attrape dans un piege, mais, ce n'etait que la queue qui etait prise. Il a tire longtemps et enfin, il etait libre, mais il lui fallait laisser sa queue dans le piege. Quand il est revenu chez lui, il a trouve que les autres renards ont ri de lui, et puis il a tache de persuader aux autres de couper leurs queues aussi. Il a dit qu'une queue est un chose inutile et qu'on en irait mieux sans un. Puis un renard Vieux et sage lui a dit, ale crois que tu ne conseillerais pas cela, si tu pouvais retrouver votre queuef, -JOHN ROWLAND QUEBEC La province de Quebec est la plus grande province du Canada. La nous trouvons la belle ville de Montreal et la ville historique de Quebec. A Montreal il y a la grande cathedrale de ,Notre- Dame et le Mont Royal. Au nord de Montreal il y a les Laurentides, paradis des skieurs. A Quebec, la plus vieille ville du Canada, il y a beaucoup de monuments historiques. Les rues sont etroites, escarpes et pavee de briques. Pres de Quebec se trouvent la chute de Montmorenci qui est plus haute que celle de Niagara de cent pieds, le long pont et l'eglise 51 Ste Anne de Beaupre. Beaucoup de la province a de tres beau paysage montagneux. Partout il my a des Canadiens-Francais qui habitent les petites fermes aux champs longs et etroits. Quelle belle province! Qui ne voudrait pas la voir? . -MURRAY HILLIARD Carl Schuett et Clifford Gingrich en- trerent dans un restaurant s'obtenir un repas. Carl dit, "Servez-vous les repas ici.', La fille jeta un coup d'oeil sur Clif- ford et repondit, "Oni, mais nous ne remplissons pas de silosf' -Howruum SHUH MARTlN'S CHOPPING MILL ELI MARTIN, PROP. POULTRY FEEDS A SPECIALTY FLOUR - ALL KINDS OF FEEDS AND SEEDS CUSTOM MIXING AND CHOPPING Sha allow? gluzilyig Rt As night's dark, filmy curtain falls Upon the earth, the north wind calls His children, everyone, to rest And calm, repose from day-long quest. Only the tiny rills flow on In never-ending, ceaseless song. The glowing sun draws back its rays As if in fear of nightfall's ways. The lengthening shadows gently creep Into the vale and up the steep, As purple hues flickering o'er the grass Herald that twilight soon will pass. The tall trees, with embraces twining, Gaze on the dusky earth reclining, And soon as stillness shrouds the world The moon and stars will be unfurled. -ALICE HENRICH, XI ' 1 I1 The little boy was late for school. Running frantically, he closed his eyes tightly and muttered, '4Please, dOn't let me be late! Please, make me be on time! Please, I-" Suddenly he fell in a mud puddle. Getting to his feet, he raised his eyes to the heavens. uO.K.," he said. "I didn't ask ya t' shove me, did I?" 'X' 'I' F Student: u0ur teacher is wonderful. He talks like a book." Second Student: "Yes, but its too had he doesn't shut up like a book so easily." -If 'K' 'I' Mr. Hardy: G'What is Dryden's first name?" Nora: 'Tlemishf' Mr. Hardy: uNo that is a Dutch na- tionalityf' URING THIS PERIOD OF NATIONAL EMERGENCY it is our earnest desire to co-operate with the Governs ment in the conservation of materials. By careful planning we hope to do this and to continue to enjoy the good will we have had for many years. GOOD WILL is the disposition ot the CUSTOMER TO RETURN to the place where he has been well served. 125' Ebcwici Bean 5 Sona .fimifaci PRINTERS - PUBLISHERS Dial 6-6401 WATERLOO, ONTARXO 3-7 Ontario St. Ii x 'Q KVWHWM 5 x I M W u W , W ui NH W 'MW .944 ' 7fzaaMa.ncf4 . . . . of men and women are taking advantage of the benefits of life insurance. They exchange their money for something better than money itself I The Dominion Life Assurance Company sells life insurance the modern way. Investigate the new Dominion Life Budget Plan, by means of which you can protect your family, educate your children, provide for your retirement by easy monthly installments. With the new Budget System you can have security for as little as 310 a month. Ask about the Budget Plan-the modern method of acquiring your life insurance. EARL PUTNAM ' THE DOMINION LIFE I ASSURANCE COMPANY Head Office Waterloo, Ontario I ... V' .. .. ... 1 . . ... . .... . . ........i BLAlR'S DRUG STQRE SCHOOL SUPPLIES - PARKER FOUNTAIN PENS A NElLSON'S ICE CREAM AND CHOCOLATES I Sunworthy and Suntested Wallpapers A full line of Stock Remedies and Veterinary Requirements. PHONE 525 WE DELIVER ELMIRA THE REAL THING i FOR Sci-looL Ann SPORT ' 'TREKKER' ' CAMP SHOES THE GREAT WEST FELT Co. I Elmira, Ontario .J THE ORACLE 75 VALEDICTORY ADDRESS lContinued from Page 141 above me. As I saw more clearly, I noticed Wilma Wiechmann in the uni- form, telling me that all was well. It was with a feeling of fear and amaze- ment I lay there, overwhelmed as I tried to utter a few words. My mind was all confused as I tried to place the last fleeting events in some sort of order, when suddenly the telephone rang and I awoke with a start, and I shuddered as I thought I was dreaming away the hours with so little time left to prepare myself. Now I come to that part of my Vale- dictory where words fail me as I try to convey to you the feelings so vividly portrayed in my mind. It is with the deepest regret that we now depart from all the endearing delights which we have experienced during our all-too-short high school years. Sorrowfully, and yet in some measure gladly, do we now re- call the minute details of our more playful moments, from the shooting of rubber elastics about the room, to the placing of tacks upon the chairs of fellow classmates. With longing hearts we recall all the quaint customs we were wont to observe as we traversed the re- sounding corridors of our High School. And now as we leave behind our beloved school days to wrestle with a cruel hardened world, which is ever so ready to toss us about and submit us to diiiicult trials and tribulations, we shall take with us all the knowledge we have ac- quired in school to carry us on further, and to uphold the glorious name of our alma-mater. And now as we assemble for a final moment, we think of the present students and how they too will have one last memorable and solemn moment--their graduation. It is only now that one ponders upon the short span of one's school life, as well as the amount of toil spent in striving for the final goal, and the pleasure in having attained it. To you, the students of Elmira High School, we the graduates: Genowefy Ritter-a nurse in training at the K.-W. Hospital, Gladys Hollinger-working for the Hol- linger Hardware, Helena Klinck-following tradition by working for Klincks Ltd., Wilma Wiechmann--a nurse-in-training at the K.-W. Hospital, Orma Stevens-at present attending E. H. S., with a future in mind as a teacher, Grace Orr--a nurse-in-training at St. Mary's Hospital, Mary Welker-working in the Mutual Life, William Lutz-a banker, at present in Elmira in the Royal Bank of Canada, Ralph Howlett-on his father's farm, and intending to go to O.A.C. Ray Bott-employed in the Canada Packers ofiices in Toronto, John Morris-working for the Govern- ment in the oiiice of a road gang in Northern Ontario, Laverne Watson-serving His Majesty in the Royal Air Force, and now a Leading Aircraftsman, Willard Miller-working in the Mutual Life, Walter Henrich-employed as a chem- ist in the laboratory of the McColl- Frontenac Company, Limited, in Toronto, and Yours Truly-at present in the of- fices of the L. McBrine Co., Ltd., Kitchener .... leave the prestige of Elmira High School to be caried on faithfully in a manner pleasing to all. We also leave any bits of paper or rubber left lying around by us to be kept and cherished by you. To the present Form V, we leave Room 4, that immortal room which we have un- willingly vacated. We also leave a re- cord to be striven for, which we have succeeded in attaining-that of having the highest number of examinations passed of any form V in E.H.S. To you the teachers, we leave free nights to be unmolested by thoughts of us, as to whether this or that student will have Elmira i ll School 7 Tiaining. ACADEMIC COURSES Complete Middle and Upper School is taught each year. Successful completion of these courses provides admission to- Clb Normal schools. C29 Pass and Honour B.A. degrees in any University. C39 Faculties' of Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, etc., of any University. Graduation Diploma issued upon successful completion of fourth year. Honour Graduation Diploma issued upon successful completion of nine Upper School subjects. COMMERCIAL COURSES A four year course in which the first two years are given over to general work with commercial options. Third and fourth years are devoted to commercial subjects along with academic English and History to form a cultural background. A Certificate of Graduation is issued when the student completes his course satisfactorily. Graduation Diplomas are awarded by the Department of Education to those students who success- fully complete their English and History along with their Commercial course. Students who have completed at least three years of Academic work may take the Special One Year Commercial Course. However, students are advised to complete Grade 13 before taking this latter course. GENERAL EDUCATION A four year course, with an Intermediate Certificate on completion of second year and a Graduation Diploma 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. Special courses in Agriculture, Shop and Home Economics are offered. FACILITIES PROVIDED FOR THE STUDENTS -Almost seven acres of campus -Literary society -School gardens -Athletic society -Baseball and softball -School clubs -Track and field sports -Cafeteria-hot lunches -Free skating and hockey -Steel lockers -Basketball and soccer -School nurse -Badminton and boxing -Schggl 1311.333 ' -Showers -Junior Red Cross 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 In iii l In -1 l 11. 1 3 1 f l Compliments I of f 4 - KITCHENER - ONTARIO his French or Mathematic homework completed for to-morrow. No more will you be bothered with marking exam. papers or with trying to read our writing. To you we say "Thank you for all you have doneg we shall never be able to repay you." t ' To Miss McDonagh, our Latin teach- erg to our English instructress, Miss MacVicarg to our French and History teacher, Miss Cruickshankg to Mr. Currie, our principal and Chemistry teacher, to our Science teacher, Mr. Kendall, to our Mathematics and P.T. instructor, Mr. Hardy-we give you our fond farewell. To Mr. Schoales, the newest addition to the faculty, we say "Welcome and Carry On." To you citizens of Elmira, "Keep on supporting us as you have, we greatly appreciate itf' To you my fellow graduates, I say "thank you for all the pleasant associa- tions we have formed, and now, as we all go our own way, let us ever remem- ber each other! And now to thee, Oh r 66KlTCHENER'S LARGEST Cl..o'r1-uns DEPT." Elmira High, always will we carry with us an affectionate admiration of our short time spent within thee and forever and ever as we now depart shall we look up to thee and retain the words of the great American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: In the elder days of Art, Builders wrought with greatest care Each minute and unseen part, For the gods see everywhere. , Let us do our work as well, Both the unseen and the seen, Make the house where gods may dwell Beautiful, entire, and clean. --FREDERICK WEISMILLER Verdun Lavery: fafter being turned downj "Pm not worrying, there's a lot more fish in the seaf, Lorne Bolger: "Yes, and if nobody's got a better line than you have they'll all stay there." X "YOU" and Each Member of Your Family Will Find ' Exceptional Values at The I DEPT. STORES LTD. t 179 King Street West L L KITCHEN ER L THE ORACLE 77 MY FRIEND FLICKA lContinued from Page 423 ther on behalf of her son persuaded her husband to let the boy have a horse of his own. Of all the fine stock on the ranch, Ken was to have his choice. When the boy chose a swift, wild, young, colt, whose mother was noted for stubborn- ness, Ken's father objected. He begged the boy to reconsider, but Ken, entranced by the handsome colt with the long flow- ing tail and glowing mane, was deter- mined. This was the beginning Of friendship between the young boy and his horse, Flicka. Then came the difficult task of catch- ing and breaking in the colt. A day or so after the process had begun, Flicka, while trying to escape from the corral injured himself seriously. Ken's father wished to kill him, but the young boy refused to believe that the horse would not regain its former strength. One night as Ken lay in bed he heard Flicka snorting. Without arousing the rest of the family he slipped out quietly to the barnyard. He found Flicka lying in the stream trying desperately to pre- vent the current from drawing under his head. Through the rest of the night, Ken lay in the cold brook holding Flicka's head out of the clutches of the swift-flowing water. He was found next day, shivering and very sick with pneu- monia. For days he hovered between life and death until at last under the watch and care of his mother he recup- erated. Meanwhile Flicka's fever de- clined after the night spent in the stream and as he was improving rapidly he was soon able to go with the other horses to pasture. All ends well when Ken and Flicka, strong again, are reunited. --ALICE HENRICH I Sole ow-W7'ho A ts ' ,Q xXx 1 I ff! ii: Jewellers ' Walclwrnalcers All l Bluebird .I I -"',i" 'gg 1.y, .g , 1 it . ' T Popular I Diamonds hluvllfn .lfi an Malfes . ' ' O 's-- f ' 5 f o ul Kms sv. AT Fsaeoasaucvc Watches district KITCHENER. ONT. Compliments of THE ELMIRA SHIRT at OVERALL Co. LIMITED ELMIRA ONTARIO MAKERS OF I COMFORTABLE WORK CLOTHING I THE I DI Sl RIN KITCHENER Offers more for your money. Smart school clothes .... backed by the EATON Guar- antee "Goods Satisfactory Or Money Refundedv! THE - CANADIAN DEPARTMENT STORES LIMITED Practice at Home - Rent an UNDERWOOD TYPEWRITER Rented : Sold : Serviced Underwood Elliott Fisher Lilnited 50 ONTARIO STREET S. - KITCHENER, ONT. PHONE 7-7562 Q Makers of the UNDERWOOD TYPEWRITER I He Profits Most, W ho Serves Best - G 0 R D O N'S WILLIAM CLARK GOQD BARRISTER G I" A s s E S SOLICITOR SATISFY NOTARY Ono ELMIRA ONTARIO I 49 ONTARIO STREETAS. KITCHENER PHONE 2-4237 ..i......................... .. .... I ... THE ORACLE 79 Sl.:I-,gs gots... Motorist: fwho had knocked down Lloyd Mulhollandl "Are'you all right my lad?" Lloyd: ul dunno! Here's my ribs and my liver, but where's my kidneys?" 'I' I' 'U Johnny: MLook at that rhinoceros!" Willie: "That's no rhinoceros, that's a hippopotamus. Can't you see it ain't got no radiator cap." 'I' Q Q "Your methods of cultivation are hopelessly out of date," said Laverne Wittick, recent graduate of special Ag., to the old farmer. "Why I'd be aston- ished if you got even ten pounds of apples from that tree." "So would I," said the farmer, "it's a pear tree." f' f tl' The stern-jawed, shaggy-browed, prominent citizen glared at the young man who had just entered his study. "I understand, young man, that you desire to become my son-in-law," he boomed. The other iidgeted uneasily before replying, "As a matter of fact I don't, Mr. Clamp," he confessed, "but it's hard to avoid it if I marry your daughter isn't it?" Teacher: fTo late studentj 'GDo you know the bell has gone?" Pupil: '6Not really! What won't they be stealing next!" ' 'I' I' -K- Shiek: "I know a man who has been married 46 years and spends every even- ing at home." Sheba: "That's what I call real lovef' Shiek: "The doctor calls it paralysis." I I' I Said the Teacher: HA tyrant is a ruler that is hated and feared. Now give me a sentence with the word in it." "The teacher struck the pupil with her tyrant", ventured one boy. -I I' I' DQ ou emember hen - g at 1 I lv t PROP. KENDALL I JAILED JoHrg.A,- HIS STUDENTS DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STRUCK ELMIRAA AND CONNIE D THOUGHT SHE COULD SLEEPAN HOUR LONGER -Eleanor Kerrigan, IX A "ToTED' BooKS Fon asv s uu.yoT's ' Congratulate The Graduates HEADQUARTERS FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES Everything you need at School After school have a Sundae or Soda We use Silverwoods Delicious Ice Cream ULLYOT' S DRUG STORE The Rexall Store PHONE 375 ELMIRA, ONT. gmail! I You just know she buys her clothes at NORMAN GOWDY'S soHooL IS oUTz WHERE IS EVERYONE RUNNING? fad! eafe Meals - Light Lunches - Refreshments Naturally to of Course Try our Home-made Candy and Ice Cream THE ORACLE Professional Directory of Elmira Rev Rev. Rev. Rev. Rev Rev 0 CLERGY J. J. Arnold, Pastor of Saint Theresa's Church, Phone 387. R. L. Kalbfleisch, Pastor of St. James Lutheran Church, Phone 430. F. Malinsky, Pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Phone 425. E. N. Mohr, Pastor of Zion Exangelical Church, Phone 560. A. L. Thompson, Pastor of Wesley United Church, Phone 573. 0. D. Snider, Pastor of the Elmira Mennonite Church, Phone 2178 MEDICINE J. R. Simmons, 6 Mill Street, Phone 594. McQuibban Sz McCullough, 2 Park Avenue, Phone 471. Dr. Drs. LeRoy Wagner, 5 King Street, Phone 324. Dr. DENTISTRY Dr. A. C. Carbert, 5 Arthur Street, Phone 574. Dr. C. E. Gibson, 17 Arthur Street, Phone 426. LAW U A. H. Zilliax, 37 Arthur Street, Phone 363. Wm. Clark, 10 Arthur Street, Phone 542. THE ORACLE INDEX GF ADVERTISERS 1 Aberle, Roy J. CService- Station! Ainsworth, Herb. CFruit Store! Alma College Bank of Nova Scotia Bearinger, N. M. CBuilding Material! Becker's Jewellery Store Berg, Paul CMusic Store! Blair's Drug Store Brubacher, C. J. fPlumber! Brubacher, U. B. CShoe Store! Brubacher's Grocery Campbell's Garage Canadian Dept. Stores Clark, William CLaWyer! David Bean 8z Sons Dominion Life Assurance Co. Dreisinger, C. CU.ndertaker! Elmira Central Motors Elmira Furniture Co. Elmira Insurance- Agencies Elmira Shirt Co. Elmira Signet Evenholme Dairy Fry, E. G. CChiropractor! Gordon's Good Glasses Goudies Limited CDept. Stores! Gowdy, Norman CLadies' Wear! Great West Felt Co. Habib, J. CFruit Store! Hoffer, C. CBaker! Hollinge-r Hardware Huehn Brothers tHardware! K. Beauty Salon CThe! Kare's Cafe Kingsway Store CChain Store! Klinck, C. N. COptometrist, Jeweller! Klinck's Hardware Klinck's- Ltd. CFeeds'! Lippert's Home Furnishings Lorch, Charles CCoal! Y Martin, Eli B. CChopping Mill! Martinson, W. W. CRea1 Estate! Miller, C. D. tlnsurance! . Mutual Life of Canada McPhail's Bicycles and Sports Neilson, William, Ltd. CChocolates'! Opperthauser, M. CElectric Appliances! Otto, E. S. CMen's' Wear! Queen's University Rayrnond's Nut Shop Red Front Stores CDept. Stores! Reichard, O. W. tGroc's 8z Dry Goods! Royal Bank Royal Hotel Rudow, W. M. CPlumber! Ruppel 8z Co. CGrocers! Schneider, W. H. CCoal! Selrite Stores CChain Stores! Silverwood's Dairy Smith, O. J., Shoe Co. Stewart, Robert, Ltd. CLumber! Slimmon Motors CGarage! Snyder Flour Mill Trinity College Trophy-Craft Ltd. Twin City Theatres Ul1yott's Drug Store Underwood Elliott Fisher CTypewriters! University of Toronto University of Western Ontario Victoria University Waterloo Trust 8: Savings Company Weismiller Printing Service Weichel, H. tShoe Store! Weiche1's Hardware A Wilken, Herb CService Station! Winger, A. CGenera1 Store! Wunder Furniture Co. Zilliax, A. H. CLawyer! Q . HUM - -f..:1- rf , .g..9f 'L f ".'a' -- ! I , I U1 1-'.-l..,, ' 1414: gfi, : , ,N . 'f,".f.- 'Y A ,,i, . , ., A I . r 'Af"ff':r . iffifffzff :V ' N ,MWA fl f, Lv! 'f 533:53 5,117 Avll V V' !"',',,i . int' .'-If gg" ':,f.- " -l.- .fy,,4. ,I .kpf .1 ff' 1 f- ' ., y, 21' , , . A , r 1 . , 1 , ' rf A x r 1 .V 'g',,g','1 2,f,'A',- g , gl V V A ,. 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Brviningvr Iliuneral aah Zliurniture Svvruirw mr rnrbiallg innitr gnu in ninit nur Junrral Qlhaprl ii .Elmira Bag - 22117 lglgnne Right - ZZUY LYRIC - CKPITOL - WATERLOO Uibeatres Compliments of Howard Schedewitz and Bill Watt Cities' Leading Theatres N victoria ollcgc UNIVERSITY OF TCJRONTO Founded by Royal Charter in 1836 ufor the general education of youth in the various branches of Literature and Science on Christian principlesf' As one of the Federated Colleges in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Toronto, Victoria College enrols students in all courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce and preparatory to admission to the schools of Graduate Studies, Divinity, Education, Lavv and Medicine. In the Annesley Hall Women's Residences and Wymilvvood, ac- commodation is available for Women students of Victoria College. 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