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 The Elstonian Published by (he Clans of 19ItFOREWORD (With apolof ies to Macbeth) Our work is done at last: After months’ continuous effort, it rests in peace; The staff has done its best; lack of time nor delay. Careful criticism, frequent corrections, nothing— Can touch it further. So —in reading this book. Leave room for a laugh. Remember the good And leave out the chaff. [4)To LOUIS W. KEELER AND MILO C. MURRAY Our Sujyerintendent and Principal This Rook Is Heartily Dedicated By The Class of 1915 [5]LOUIS W. KELLER. Ph. B.. A. M. Louis W. Keeler, the present superintendent of the Michigan City Public Schools, was graduated from the Mount Clemens High School of Mount Clemens. Michigan, in the spring of 1895. He entered the University of Michigan the following September and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the spring of 1900, meanwhile teaching school during the year 1898-99 in Richmond, Michigan. Upon graduation from the university, Mr. Keeler accepted the position as Science Instructor in the Michigan City High School. He remained in this capacity during the years 1900-1902. In the fall of 1902. Mr. Keeler was offered the position of Principal of the High School, which he accepted and held with success during the years 1902-1901. He attended the University of Michigan summers, and in 1910 received his M. A. degree. After the resignation of Prof. Cowgill, as superintendent of the public schools of the city, ull eyes turned toward Mr. Keeler as the new superintendent. During the summer of 1901, at a meeting of the Board of Education, he was elected to the office he now holds and has filled so admirably. Through his ability as an educator, our superintendent has brought the Michigan City Public Schools up to a state of efficiency that they have never enjoyed before. During his term of office, the splendid new High School building has been built, the Manual Training and Domestic Science Departments have been introduced into the public school system, and the departmental plan has been put into operation in the seventh and eighth grades in Central School.MILO C. MURRAY, A. B., A. M. Milo C. Murray, principal of the Michigan City High School, has very successfully administered the affairs of this institution since the fall of 1905. Mr. Murray prepared for college at Valparaiso, Indiana, in the academic department of that university and completed this course in 1890. Two years later, he entered Olivet College, from which school he was graduated in 1902, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. In the spring of 1903. Mr. Murray enrolled as a post-graduate at Indiana University, spending the spring term there. During the summer of 1905, he studied at the University of Michigan, and during the summers of 1900. 1907 and 1908. he attended the University of Chicago, taking graduate work with a higher degree in view. In the summer of 1909. he received the degree of A. M. at Olivet College. In 1911 and 1914. he again spent his summers at the University of Chicago. Mr. Murray was principal of the High Schools at Du Quoin and Hoopeston. Illinois, before coming to Michigan City. During the ten years of his service as principal in our High School, he has proved himself an efficient, capable and loyal leader. 171A GLANCE AT THE PAST (By Mildred Blair) The last of the merry voices floated up to me as the Class of 1915 passed from the High School, forever. Heavy silence reigned throughout the dimly lighted halls, broken only by the lonely ticking of the clocks,—clocks ticking out the passing of another year and the graduation of another class. Why did I linger? It was all over: class day, Junior reception, graduation,—every thing. And yet I lingered on our commencement night to say farewell once more to the High School building, with its endearing school-day associations. I wandered down the lonely halls, peering first into one and then into another class room, once teeming with life and enthusiasm but now dark and forsaken. Everything seemed strange in the semi-darkness and my echoing footsteps startled me. I paused at the landing and became lost in meditation. The four years of our High School course passed slowly through my memory. The first three years were filled with development and expectation for the crowning Senior year in which all our hopes and desires were realized. My thoughts then turned back to the classes that had gone before, those which we, as underclassmen, had admired, and the other numerous classes which now belong to the past but have given the present age a high standard to maintain. I wished to know of the past of our High School. I gazed fixedly before me, lost in reverie, when slowly I became conscious of another presence. From out of the monotonous shadows, gradually emerged the loose-robed figure of an old man with a flowing white beard. His eyes were fixed on an hour glass in his hand. “Ah, this must lie the Spirit of Wisdom,” I thought, “The old man fabled to roam about the school on every commencement night from eleven to twelve, to recall the past and to leave inspiration for the coming year.” “From out of the dim past, I can recall the first graduation from the High School of Michigan City.” He was speaking in low musing tones, and I crept closer that I might not lose one word of that which I had so long wished to hear. “ ’Twas forty-four years ago. in 1871,” he continued, "that the first three young ladies. Mary F. Behan. Alice Brett, and Sarah Farrar, completed the two years’ course and proudly received their diplomas in the old Congregational Church, where the first exercises were held.” I almost piped up from the shadows. Virgil’s ancient maxim. "Dux femina facti ” (the leader was a woman) when I held my peace, for the old man was adding [»Jsoftly, “The first lives here still, the second is married and gone, and the third has passed to the great school beyond.” He remained silent for a few seconds looking far out over the sleeping city. “These three girls attended High School in the primitive little Elston building on the corner of Fourth and Pine.” he continued. "Following that first class, there have been forty-one classes graduated. Only twice have I returned to realize the disappointment of no graduating class. That was in the years of 1874 and 1885. Each class has increased in number until the present one consists of about fifty boys and girls.” "During this long and successful period of forty-four years only five superintendents have guided the school interests. The honored and loved S. E. Miller was the first leader to whom the people of Michigan City entrusted the education of their boys and girls.” "It was Mr. Miller who organized the High School as a separate department in 1859, and it was under his successful supervision of twenty-one years that the old Central building was built in 1876 to accommodate the increasing number of students. J. C. Black succeeded him. While Edward Boyle was superintendent, the old Central was very badly damaged by fire in 1896. School was resumed in Barker Hall and other places until the present Central building was constructed. J. G. Moore and P. A. Cow- gill succeeded, followed by L. W. Keeler, our present well known superintendent. During the office of Mr. Keeler, the Central School was outgrown, and our modern Isaac C. Elston High School was added to the schools of Michigan City in 1910 as a High School proper. This school surpasses all others with its manual training, domestic science, music, and physical training departments. and its auditorium and reception hall. Side by side with these superintendents, have gone strong principals and untiring teachers, who have helped greatly to make the schools of Michigan City what they are today.” He paused. The sands in his hour glass were nearly run out. "Oh. the past.” he continued, “was inspiring, the present is glorious, and the future—” At these words, a glad smile illumined his strong face, and his uark eyes, in which all the joy and experience of ages seemed to lie gathered, were fixed on the distance. The clock on St. Paul's began to toll twelve. He ceased speaking. His body gradually became a part of the enveloping darkness, his face with its happy prophetic expression alone standing out. At the twelfth stroke, a film of light passed across his face. The Spirit of Father Wisdom had fled. With an etTort, I aroused myself from my meditation. Reverently. I passed down the silent halls, still seeming to breathe of the presence of Father Wisdom, and slowly out of the school to join my classmates in the wide world. [10][11]HELEN SOUTHGATE. A B. University of Illinois, Champaign. Illinois. Instructor in Science, Ferry Hall, Lake Forest, Illinois. Instructor in Science and Algebra, High School, Michigan City, Indiana. ARTHUR J. PARSONS. A. B. Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio. Student at University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. Instructor of History, High School, Freeport, Illinois. Instructor of History. High School, Michigan City, Indiana. ALICE L. VAIL. A. B. University of Michigan, Ann Arl or, Michigan. Principal of High School, Walkerton, Indiana. Instructor in English and Latin, High School, Michigan City, Indiana. [121CHRISTINE POLLOK. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York. Art Students' League, New York City. Art Instructor, Departmental Work, Muskegon, Michigan. Supervisor in Public Schools, Middle-town, New York. Supervisor in Public Schools. Michigan City. Indiana. c. w. CRAIG. Greenville Normal College. Greenville. Ohio. Grade Work. Greenville, Ohio. Grade Work. Keota. Colorado. Commercial Instructor. High School, Michigan City. Indiana. 113] RACHEL MARTIN. A R Wells College, Aurora-on-Ca.vuga, New York. Instructor of English and Algebra. High School, Michigan City, Indiana.EDNA M. SCHILLING. A. B. Western College for Women. Oxford, Ohio. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan. Instructor of Mathematics. History and (lerman, High School, Michigan City, Indiana. C. R. WILSON. A. B.. M. A. Illinois College, Jacksonville. Illinois. University of Illinois. Champaign, Illinois. Instructor of Mathematics. Rock River Military Academy. Dixon, Illinois. Instructor of Mathematics, High School, Michigan City, Indiana. MAI’I) K. WATSON. A. B. State Normal College. Ypsi-lanti. Michigan. University of Michigan. Ann Arl or, Mi h igan. Columbia University New York. Nev York. Instructor of Latin and English. High e hool, Romeo, Michigan. Instructor of Latin, High School, Michigan City, Indiana. [141GLADYS L. IIORH8, A. B. State Normal, Mankato. Minnesota. Kalamazoo. College. Kalamazoo, Michigan. Instructor of English, High School. Michigan City, Indiana. RAY McCLELLF.N. A B. Shurtleff College. Alton, Illinois. Assistant in Science and Mathematics. Shurtleff Academy. Alton, Illinois. Instructor of Science. High School. Michigan City, Indiana. 1151 LUCILE DOUGHTY. Student Ferry Hall and Lake Forest University, I akc Forest. Illinois. Pratt Institute. Brooklyn. New York. Instructor in Department of Household Arts. Oshkosh. Wisconsin. Director in Department of Household Arts, Michigan City, Indiana.HKDW1G SCHUMAX. Ph. U. Milwaukee State Normal Collette. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. Instructor of French and German, High School, Michigan City, Indiana. H. L. ROGERS. Winona College. Winona Lake, Indiana. Commercial Instructor. Rochester College. Rochester, Indiana. Commercial Instructor, Winona College. Winona Lake, Indiana. Commercial Instructor. High School. Michigan City, Indiana. RUTH RATH RUN, A. H. University of Chicago. Chicago. Illinois. Instructor of English and Algebra. High School, Michigan City. Indiana. [161ELBA KICK EL. A. B. University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana. Instructor of English and History, High School. Lapel, Indiana. Instructor of English, High School, Michigan City, Indiana. CLYDE T SKINNER. Hack ley Normal School. Muskegon, Michigan. Student. University of Wisconsin, Madison. Wisconsin. Director in Department of Manual Training, Michigan City, Indiana. [I7J EDNA ANNA WHIPPLE. B. M. Olivet College, Olivet. Michigan. American Conservatory of Music, Chicago. Illinois. Supervisor of Music, Michigan City, Indiana.FLORENCE HALLER. Illinois Women’s College. Jacksonville, Illinois. Assistant in Department of Household Arts. Michigan City, Indiana. EZRA II. WARD. Hackley Manual Training Institute, Muskegon, Michigan. Special Student, Hackley Normal School. Muskegon, Michigan. Assistant in Manual Training Department, Michigan City. Indiana. FLORENTINE KRUEGER Western State Normal School. Kalamazoo, Michigan. Assistant in Department of Household Arts. Michigan City, Indiana. IlHlFLORENCE STAIGER University School of Music, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Assistant Supervisor of Music in Public Schools, Michigan City. Indiana. JOSEPH E. SMITH Student. Bradley Polytechnic Institute, Peoria, Illinois. Instructor in Manual Training Department, Hiram House. Cleveland. Ohio. Director of Manual Training Department. Shaker Heights, Ohio. Assistant in Manual Training Department, Michigan City, Indiana. C191 FRANCES BARER PEARSON. A. B. Pritchett College, Glasgow, Missouri. Columbia College, Chicago. Illinois. Instructor of Physical Education. Y. W. C. A., Laporte. Indiana. Instructor of Physical Education, Winona College. Winona Lake, Indiana. Instructor of Physical Education, Michigan City, Indiana.120]21]THE EESTONIAN Published by the Senior Class of the Isaac C. Elston High School Michigan City, Indiana, May, 1915. No. I. Vol. I. Editor in Chief Business Manager RONALD T. VEAL LOUIS D. STRIEBEL Seniors Eileen Sewell Grace Peterson Faculty Lawrence Levon berg Literary Mildred Blair Society Genevieve Leist Dramatics, Music Earl Wagner Esther Hobart Girls’ Athletics, Jok.»s Dorothy Martin Boys’ Athletics, Jokes Clayton Adams Artist Edward Dankert Faculty Advisers Mr. Murray, Miss Watson, Miss Rathbun, Miss Vail. 1221Mildred Blair “She hath faultless patience, unyielding will. Beautiful gentleness and splendid skill.'’ Junior Play. Princess ('hrysanthemum. Mid-Summer Night’s Dream. Secretary of Class. Literary Editor. Clayton Adams I’ll never love—if I can help it Junior Play. Senior Play. Silas Marner. Boys’ A. A. President. ’13- 14. Boys’ A. A. Secretary. T4-T5. Baseball Team. Editor of Athletics and Jokes. 12 Marie Brown Marie has unfailing good humor. Orchestra. Lotta Daggy Lotto's athletic and not very tall, lint she surely can play basket hall. Roman Wedding. Princess Chrysanthemu m. Sylvia. General Manager Girls' A. A. 15 Secretary Girls' A. A. Captain Girls' Basketball Team 'll-’15. Glee Club. Clarence Barkknect One, two. three semesters he teas until us. Ruling our meetings, preserving their grace. Oh. dear me, businss has called him from us; June mill return him and his smiling face. President of the Senior Class. The Popular Miss Elston. Silas Marner. Ethel Grischow Ethel surely is a beauty. And never, never shirks her duty. Junior Play. Pri ncess C h rysanthemum. Roman Wedding. Sylvia. Silas Marner. Class Prophet. 41Ellen Damkrow Few things arc impossible to diligence and skill. Senior Play. Sylvia. Princess Chrysanthemum. Panama Exposition Theme. Louis Striebel Louis here, and Louis there. Louis working everywhere; Smiling, cheerful, full of vim. Shirking never. Sure, that’s him! Business Manager “The Elston ian.” Secretary of Student Organization. Junior Play. Mid-Summer Night’s Dream. Mable Harrington "fie to her virtues a little kind. A nd to her faults a little blind." Junior Play. Mid-Summer Night's Dream. Print ess Chrysanthemum. Roman Wedding. L«1 m Dorothy Martin “She's pretty to walk with, witty tit talk with, ami pleasant to think on.” Roman World in?. Princess Chrysanthemum. President Girls A. A. ’14-’15. President Hikers’ Club. Glee Club. Girls' Athletic Editor. Ronald Veal “A lion among ladies is a most dreadful thing." Junior Play. Senior Play. Mid-Summer Night’s Dream. Princess Chrysanthemum. Boys’ A. A. President 1912. Captain Track Team. Basketball Editor-in-Chief “The Elstonian.’’ Glee Club. GENEVrEVE LEIST “She was a phantom of delight When first she gleamed upon my sight.” Si bus Marner. Junior Play. Sylvia. Society Editor. Dorothy Dunn "Seeing much, hearing much, ami studying much are the three pillars of learning." Princess Chrysanthemum. Ralph Cole “To make me argue." Junior Play. Senior Play. happy—let me 126] Anna Nieman "Quiet, unruffled, alicays just the same." Esther Hobart “From the crown of her head to the sole of her feet, she is nil mirth .” Junior Play. Mid-Summer Night’s Dream. Print ess Ch ry sa n t hem u m. Roman Wedding. Lawrence Levenberg “Putting nil jokes aside. I'm a sc lions gun." Senior Play. Silas Marner. The Senior. President Boys’ A. A. T-I-T5. Football 1911-1913. Faculty Editor. Glee Club. Orchestra. Rkrtha Griegkr “When jog and duty clash. Let duty go to--------smash." %Lucile Johnson A maul who loi rs to laugh. Lillian Kromshinsky “A sweet, reposeful, face." I nit lent Marion Dunn ".4 face with gladness overspread" Esther Nyland Esther has a winsome smile. Lorenzo Glasscott "Now (tint then this man of wit Will condescend to talk a hit." r 2 7 j Maxine Odell Her air. her manner, all who saw. admired.Eulalia Glasscott Personification of sweetness amt dignity. Leo Rosenak Much study is a weariness to the flesh. Senior Play. Track Team. Glee Club. Orchestra. Mary Flora Fogarty Pig heart and full of fun. We always know the Irishman. Junior Play. I28J Grace Peterson A ready tongue, a ready wit, Siam, slam, slam—and not care a bit. Senior Play. The Senior. Sylvia. Assistant Senior Editor. Curtis Shreve Yon can tell that it. is Curt when you see him walk or hear him talk. President Student Body. Glee Club. Senior Play. Mildred Selkirk Faithfully she does her duty.Eileen Sewell She is never at a loss for something to say. Sylvia. Senior Editor. Class Poet. Carl Schacht "Thou art a goodly fellow of good respect.” Senior Play. Anna Rohloff A great woman is always willing to be little. [2 ] Goldie Shepherd "For if she will, she will, you may depend on 7. And if she won't, she won’t, and there’s an end on’t." Senior Play. Chairman Class Day Committee. Panama Exposition Theme. Earle Wagner It is our duty to confess. When Earle’s there, it means success. Junior Play. Senior Play. Popular Miss Elston. Rose Maiden. Editor—Dramatics and Music. Glee Club. Mary Timm Sweet, gentle, tall and slim. Jolly and hind is Mary Timm. Vice President. Senior Play. Melting Pot. Princess Chrysanthemum. Roman Wedding.Edna Westphal Wherever Edna is, there's music. Junior Play. Donald Smith "It is better to have loved and lost. Than never to have hired at all." Junior Play, 1910. Senior Play. Boys’ A. A. Treasurer 1911. Football Team 1910. Football Team 1911. Baseball T0-T1. ■1 130 J Effie Williams Precious articles come in small packages. Katherine Woods Just being imp ft if is a fine thing Panama Exposition Theme. Egon Hirschman "I slept and dreamed that lift teas beauty, I iroke and found that life teas duty Orchestra. Ruby Pinkston Small in stature, b t nighty in spirit.(iOLDA Bain She hath indeed a goodly out ward happiness. Walter Peterson A t i iet, unassuming lad. Myrtle Ericson "She hath a natural wise sin verity, a simple truthfulness." Florence Palm Linked sweetness—long drawn —out. Myrtle Short .1 silting disposition, and a ItearI that's always true. Mable Engstrom She is so very studious and mindetli every rule. 131]Edward O’Donnel True in word and tried in deed. Frank Wkntland “Blessings on thee, little man.” Alice Hanson “No one's faults sought she to know. So never made herself a foe” 1321 Paula Rosenak A (lain arose that oft repeated cry, “Mr. McClellan. don’t quite see why.” Class Song. Harold Webster "Who once a beardless youth, hath now attained to manhood.” Senior Play. Football. 1911-’ 13. Glee Club. Edna Eichelrerg have come far, but it is worth while. Sylvia. Glee Club.THE HISTORY OF THE ILLUSTRIOUS “CLASS OF 1915.” (Iiy Dorothy Dunn). The object of this history is to show the younger members of the school the standard our class has attained, what we have endured, and how we have overcome the obstacles in our way, so they may realize what is being done for them and make the road of their instructors like a “path of roses." We were all Freshmen at one time—then we were Sophomores. When we were Juniors, we first realized what we could do; consequently we organized into the famous “Class of 1015,” choosing as officers: Clarence Barfknecht. president; Mary Timm, vice-president; and Mildred Blair as secretary and treasurer. We then drifted into the period of Seniority—the period when one is sup)x sed to know everything but seldom comes up to the expectation. This honorable class joined the happy band of high school students September 5, 1911, A. I). Upon entering the assembly room, we looked into the kindly faces of the imposers of our fate. Then our principal. Mr. Murray, bade us make out our programs for classes. Fearfully we made them, in the face of one overwhelming difficulty—we knew not one study from another. Well, we were happy then to say the least, but after six weeks our bliss was ended. Our dignified principal entered and told us that unless our attitude toward work changed, there would be some removals from the high school. However, we soon became accustomed to our new quarters, and in a short time knew all the ‘hooks and crooks." especially the “crooks.” But to return to the history of our class. As the majority of the class enlisted in the English course, and as we therefore considered it the most prominent study, let us liegin with that department. When we entered. Miss Lottie L. Stoner first drilled us in sentence structure and taught us to say “Are you not,” instead of “Aintche.” Then with great enthusiasm, we chased the boars along the Oregon Trail with Parkman. Miss Wilhel-mina Munson introduced us to our old friend, Julius Ca?sar. O, how we wished Julius had never been assassinated!—for then we should have enjoyed a six weeks’ vacation in the English course. After we had buried Brutus and Caesar. we proceeded to find out what was the "Public Duty of Educated Men.” Our next course was on Specific Words. We found one very good use for this when we wanted to describe “Bingo’s” misplaced eye-brow. Under the instructions of Miss Mary Blair, we learned how to argue. Miss Alice L. Vail then took us to Canterbury, accompanied by the good parson, the wife of Bath, and other acquaintances. Macbeth and his strong-minded wife were our next friends. The last of our persevering English teachers is Miss Elba Fickel. She has taught us to enjoy Burns. Tennyson, and other writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Miss Huelster, in the role of a mathematician, for one semester instructed us in the fundamental principles of algebra. She gave way to that yeniux, Mr. David Corbin, who succeeded in making us think him very dangerous. He was followed by Mr. Wilson, who tried to teach us how to concentrate. His daily greeting was, ‘Let’s have it quiet in here. Anyone who can’t pay attention may leave the room.” However, he was a good instructor—he must have been, for look at the ‘stars” he has produced. The foreign languages have been well represented during our brief stay here. As Freshmen, many were undecided as to what language to take. Some set eyes upon the smiling countenance of Miss Wilfred McPartlin and took Latin. We learned f 33]the conjugation of verbs to a “T” and soon could say “Veni, vidi. vici” with considerable ea.se. We were then passed on to Miss Maud Iv Watson. She took us across Caesar’s bridge and we fought exciting battles with Ariovistus and the Helvetians. Later, as boon companions of Aeneas, “multos Danaum demitti-mus Oreo.” Then followed that memorable trip through the underworld. Miss Vail took us to hear Cicero speak, and we all pronounced him a very eloquent man. Miss Linda Kodenbeck gave us our first lesson in German and after a few instructions. "Wir waren Sterne.” Miss Schultz then took charge of us. She decided we knew enough German, and so turned her steps Minnesota-ward. She was succeeded by Miss Hedwig Schuman. who has made us very brilliant in this line. “Aber wann Fraulein Schuman sagte, Herr oder Fraulein,’ stehen Sie sich auf,’ dann furchteten wir und fragten, Liebe Fraulien,’ bitte entschuldigen Sie mich ich bin nich fleizig und habc den lektion nicht studiert.” Miss Schuman also journeyed among the French people with us. Science has l een amply afforded here. Miss Southgate has taught us things we never before knew—how to appreciate nature, and how to wink. Physics and Chemistry Classes have been held “down yonder” in the basement, "soda speak,” under the instruction of Mr. Hay McClellen. who said “Arise and Shine.” We arose and we did shine as did only the dazzling armor of King Arthur’s Knights, in ye olden time. This is the secret of our success. From the Misses Huelster, Blair and Kodenbeck we learned that there was such a place as Rome on the map. and from them, we also heard of the Marathon runners of Greece. For some unknown reasons, these teachers left M. C. H. S.. but Miss Schilling is now here trying hard to increase the knowledge of the under classes. She has our heartfelt sympathy in her heroic undertakings. Mr. Arthur J. Parsons, the Knight of the Hound Table, taught us concerning our native lands, the Constitution, laws of courts, and then reviewed English History with us. The commercial department was first conducted by Mr. Vallencourt. After his departure came Mr. Craig. He was assisted a short time by Mr. Bollinger, who has been succeeded by Mr. Rogers. The latter has "made good" while here. In Manual Training we have had Mr. Cooley, an athletic coach, Mr. Skinner. Mr. Smith and Mr. Ward. Mr. Ward is all right in all ways except one—visitors to the school persist in saying that he is a Freshman. Domestic Science has been well provided for. We have had Miss Doughty, Miss Krueger and Miss Haller, the latter two being graduates of this High School. The Art and Music Departments must not Ik omitted. The school has indeed been fortunate in these courses. Miss Bollock has had entire charge of the Art and the progress, under her instruction, has been rapid. Work at the exhibits has been highly complimented. Music has been directed by Miss Edna Whipple. She has produced several “star" choruses and has put on many light operas. Miss Staiger’s work remains to Ik seen, but judging from the Freshman choruses she has supplied, we doubt not that her talent will be appreciated. In our Junior year, this class took a trip through stage-land. and under the guidance of Mrs. H. R. Misener produced "Mrs. Compton’s Manager." From this play tile sum of one hundred and nine dollars was netted, with which we were able to give our Junior reception. This proved to be a splendid unfair. As Seniors under the direction of the Misses Pearson and Vail, we presented "She Stoops to Conquer.” This play was a great success and materially helped us to meet the expenses of "The Estonian,” the year !x ok edited by the Seniors. In the annals of M. C. H. S. nothing like this has ever been attempted. It was left for the intrepid class of 1915 to carry out. and this they have done splendidly. The class and especially the staff deserve much credit for the splendid results. We hope that the classes to come will continue publishing a year l)ook and improve the one we have just completed. Thus, Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors, we gained our knowledge. Thus we ‘made good." May you strive to follow in our path! 411915 is the only class that has boon, or shall b -It's a model class as you plainly can see. We have students, who by their brilliancy here. Will surely attain successful careers. Electricians. lawyers, and engineers too. And teachers and actors they'll be when they're thru! Clarence, our Class President of renown. In class meetings has caused many a frown. Mary Timm took Ills place for a little while. "Please come to order.” she'd say with a smile. Earl is our ladies’ man all of the time. To be with a girl he'd never decline. There are others quite the contrast of Earl; Carl Schacht has never been seen with a girl. Mildred itlair rivals Ellen for Retting all E's. While Dorothy Martin's another of these. I wonder if Bingo will e’er be a man! With another mustache, maybe he can' If you ever saw girls who always have fun. It Is Alice, Luclle and Marlon. Egon's studious and is quite alert. But one thing is sure he lias lturncd to flirt. Mildred Selkirk gets all the lessons required. To he a teacher's her greatest desire. Mable's dainty from her head to her toe. With laughing eyes und many a beau. Edward O'Donnel's a credit to school. I don’t think he ever has broken a rule. Marie I cannot pass without mention. In crossing assembly she attracts much attention. We nil envy Genevieve for her rock! looks. A prettier girl can't bo found in hooks. Ronald is one of our best athletes. And Is surely a wonder in jumping feats. Paula looks like a question mark. For asking "Why?" she is quite a shark. Mable Engstrom’s a quiet lass. For being bright she can't be surpassed. 'TIs love that makes the world go round. Ask Esther—she knows, ‘cause it's love she lias found. Curt has the most original walk. And when you meet Curt, he ready to talk. Katherine Ih ii girl of very few words. To think she'd do wrong would be absurd. Etfle comes to town on the nine o'clock train. For being little sh« lias won much fame, Ralph's a fine fellow thru and thru. And a farmer he'll be when he's finished Purdue. Edna Eichelberg has a permanent smile. It does not come in streaks, but it’s there all the while. ’OEM Sewell) Maxine is the girl with the big black machine. Always riding up Franklin street to be seen. Little Anna Kohloff sounds like a bluff. Hut like Myrtle Short she knows the stuff. Edna’s the girl we could not do without. For being n musician there Isn't a doubt. They say that women are talkative people. And I'm sure Grace has not any equal. In Physics "lab” you can see her and Pat. Seek out a corner for a nice little chat. Pat’s strong for athletics, plays all the games. And B. A. A. President we twice saw his name, lamls is the fellow on whom we depend. Whoever knows him. knows him as a "friend." Esther Nyland's remarks and questions well known. Are surely original and are all her own. Florence and Myrtle ne’er fall in a trap. To be called to the office for a nice little chat. If Virgil wore here and had good eyesight. I wonder what he’d say to Dorothy D. for studying half the night (loldic’ll succeed In what she undertakes. One thing is sure, she ne’er makes mistakes. Ethel’s the girl with the sweet soprano voice. Who loves to sing songs of the public’s choice. Precious things come in small parcels, they say. But I think Frank will grow taller some day. Walter ne’er worries but lets things come and go. In four long years, he ne'er has found a foe. Basketball will suffer when Lott a leaves the school. As Cuptain of the team, she always makes the goal. No study seems too hard for Anna to take. Like Lillian she could solve it. and not hesitate. Bertha seems so serious, but she can’t be Judged by this. Been use there's many a Joke and prnnk that Bertha fails to miss. Mow slow the clock runs, the periods last. Is noticed by Uuby in English History class. Donald says he’d rather be married and bossed. Than to have the thoughts "I have loved and lost." Pork hasn't an equal near or fur. He’s right there for athletics and stunts on the bar. In duncing he also can show you who’s who. I don’t think there’s a thing that Pork couldn't do. Our class, as you know, has genius of mind. We have overcome difficulties of every kind. We have studied hard to prepare for fate And now we're off to graduate. We know now that we have our future to gain. We may meet disappointments, but not in vain! Because we all will remember, let come what may. That wo overcame all difficulties in our M. H. S. days. The Joys of our glorious high school days.WHAT BECAME OF (By Ethel Yes! from the present out in the years mill run Events for this class which will be most welcome. At the end of a certain time—oh! so wise Two members n il! gain the history in the following guise. Time: A warm day in June. 1925. Place: The home of Ethel Grischow. Characters: Ethel Grischow and Genevieve Lelat. chums from echool-davs. CURTAIN RISKS (Ethel is Hitting: on her porch reading; a book The postman arrives, with the mail. She receives it indifferently and then in surprise, notices that it is her class Round Robin letter. Shu opens It.) “Oh. how lovely that this came Just now while Genevieve iK at home! Let's see! I'll call her up right away and have her help me enjoy It." (She booh to the telephone und calls tip Genevieve.) "Hello. Miss Leist? It seems so good to hear your voice again. I have a surprise for you. Can you come over immediately? All right. You'll be here soon? Good-bye." (She hangs up the receiver, leans back, and resumes her reading. Genevieve enters.) Genevieve: Hello, dear! I'm so glad to see you. What's the sur- prise? Ethel: Why. I Just received the Round Robin letter from our class. You see we have kepi up a correspondence all these years, and Its coming. Just now. is most opportune. Genevieve: How nice! I haven't heard from some of our class since I graduated. (They seal themselves comfortably In readiness for the reading.) Ethel: I suppose It seems strange to you to be here, having been in New York so long. You ought to have seen the crowd at STARLAND the night they gave your play. I really think it is wonderful to be In the "Movies." You were splendid as Lady Macbeth. Genevieve: I'm sure you flatter me. But I would rather bear these letters. I can hardly wait to hear what has become of our old class President and some of (he others. Ethel: (picking up the top letter). Well, here it is Just what vou want—the latest news from Clarence Barfknecht. Omaha. Nebraska. May 3. 1925. Friends: I am glad to be able to write to my old "pals.” How are you all? I am. at present, manager of the firm, here, of Mr. Ikey Schmul elg. The business is very extensive—to be brief iu Information. About three t THE CLASS OF 1915 Grischow) squares from our store is the Florist shop of Florence Palm. She has a big establishment and, naturally, lives up to her name well. Hoping to hear from you all again. Sincerely. CLARENCE HARFKNECHT. Ethel: If I remember correctly. Miss Palm was real good looking, wasn't she? Genevieve: Yes. I always thought so. Ethel: I'll try this next. Chicago. III.. May 24. 1925. Dear Members of the Class of 1915: We are very busy girls, at present, so will Just say. •'hello" and "good bye " We are acting in "The Follies of Nineteen Twenty-four," and such Jolly times as we are having. MYRTLE ERIC80N. LILLIAN KROM8HIN8KY. KFFIE WILLIAMS. Ethel: Oh. goodness sakes! Those girls—actresses! They used to be so very serious. Imagine! Genevieve: Well, even actresses are serious at times, Ethel Oh. from whom Is that business letter, you have In your hand? Class of 1915: To the place I desired. I am ness. Los Angeles. California. May 18. 1925. rapidly climbing on the ladder of bust- Iloplng you are all well. LEO ROSENAK. P. S. Will add thnt I have as a very competent manager and stenographer. Miss Maxine Odell. Ethel: Well, well. Isn't that funny, those two in business, together? New York City. May 3. 1925. My Schoolday Chums: It hus been eight years since 1 have seen any of you. How the time docs pass! About a year ago. 1 heard Madame Eileen Sewell In the opera of "l.a Traviata” and again in “The Nightingale." How divinely she sings! About myself. 1 have studied and am now the musical director at the Hippodrome. Dear old New York. I could not leave It now. Very truly. E. WAGNER. Ethel: There surely was "style” in that letter, all right. Wonder if he likes it ns much as he used to. Genevieve: Indeed he does! I had quite a chat with blm a few weeks ago. I'll tell you ubout It later.I ml I unit polls, Imllnna, May 8. 1925. Classmates: Just to toll you where we are and what wo arc doing. As you per-haps heard Esther Xyland and I were married last January. At present. 1 am preaching here In the "Methodist Home.” My brethren are so kind and hospitable. Truly yours. MR. ANI) MRS. CARL 8CHACIIT. Genevieve: I never thought that he would he a minister, and a Methodist at that! Ethel: Then this will surprise you even more. Portland, Oregon, March 29. 1925. My dear Friends: I do not doubt hut what you have heard of my going to serve the Fatherland during its trouble In 1915-1918. I was wounded In a battle in Carpathla. Without the aid of my beloved Ellen Damerow, then a Red Cro:s nurse. I could never have recovered. We are so happy out here In tills beautiful country. Respectfully. EGON H1R8CHMAXN. Ethel: Oh! how tine—It couldn't have been lonesome. If they were together during the war I'm so glad he got better. Philadelphia. Penn.. June 2. 1925. Dear All: To be abrupt, 1 started in the beginning as a stenographer but now 1 am the private secretary for a big concern. I hope to travel In Europe next year. Regarding my sister Marion. Marie Brown. Bertha Grleger and she are still successful In their dressmaking In Weatvllle. They never were perfect "thirty-sixes." though, were they? Hoping you are all well. DOROTHY DUNN. Ethel: (laughing) Wcslville has surely grown some In the last few years. I wonder if they are the cause. Oxford. Ohio. April 24. 1925. Hello All: To think of my classmates makes me homesick. We did have so much fun. I went to Western College and then studied Manual Training. I'm teaching It at Western, at present. I studied Domestic Science, too. but I'm not practicing it on anyone in particular. With best regards. M. E. TIMM. P. S. I heard that Edward O'Donnel and Ruby Pinkston were married and living in Seattle. Washington. Is that true? Mary. Ethel: Why I remember now of seeing the announcement of tlielr marriage not long ago. Rather far away from this place, aren't they? Genevieve: Yes. Oh. is there a letter from I awrence Levenberg? Remember? We uaed to call him "Pork." Ho wus so funny. 13 Chicago. Illinois, May 12. 1925. Oh! those school days! Talk about your Rood times! Chicago Is the place to have thorn. Thunks to my "reporter” beginning. I'm now Kditor of the TRIBUNE. Of course, you all take that paper, the best ereT. With good wishes. L. I.BVENBERG. Ethel: He was witty, wasn't he? He’d tell a funny Joke and keep the straightest face. Ooodness. think how high he is now! Wouldn't you like to see him? I suppose he lives in great style. Here's another front Chicago. Chicago. Illinois. April 5. 1926. Dear Friends: You will be surprised to hear of our advancement. We have started n new Educational line of Work. I hold the position of principal, while Miss Mildred 8elklrk and Miss Anna Nientan are my advisors. The Idea is. complete out-door school with short hours from nine until one. It Is very popular. Wishing all, luck. GOLDA SHEPHERD. Ethel: Hum! In our youth they didn't have such ease and fun. It makes me Indignant to think of how we slaved. Genevieve: Indeed! and we got so few merits for our labor, too I'd like to hear from Louis Strlabel. This It? Ethel: Yes. how thin It is! Washington. D. C. May. 1925. Everybody: I'm too busy to write much. All fine? I am. Well. I tried hard and am now handling "successes." As Chief Chemist. I work In the Government laboratory. It suits me financially and—oh! well, the work Isn’t too hard. Sincerely. LOl’IS STRIEBEL. Ethel: I can always picture him in a hurry. Sometimes he was even too much so to keep appointments, such ns telephone calls, etc. lie liked Lucile Mixon the best, didn't he? Maybe, in that case, he was too fast about proposing. Genevieve: Here Is Ronald's letter. Read that please Those two worked together so much. Terre Haute, hid.. May 13. 1925. My Old Chums: Through my parents. I have been able to keep in touch with the doings (a trifle! of Michigan City and my friends. I worked for the Ideal Home for Wayward Boys and I’m now State Secretary of the General Y. M. C. A I have many friends so don't get very lonesome. Miss Warner lives here now and that suits me. Cordially yours. R. T. VEAL. Ethel: There Is his Inevitable "Woppy” again. I knew he would always care for her. He had girls enough in High School. In fact, he was a heart-breaker! 7]Brooklyn. N. Y.. Friends: Who would have guessed that I would come way out east? I am very well satisfied as General Assistant Superintendent of the New York Schools. It means so much. I read In the paper today that Mr. Harold Webster and Mademoiselle Westpha! were traveling In Europe. lie sings and she accompanies. What will happen next? Sincerely, ESTHER HORART. Genevieve: I suppose Harold has taken all the "Ring" out of his name, by this time. He's quite famous, so I have heard. I imagine he Is quite a figure in Grand Opera. May I read this one? Ethel: Surely. Mexico City. Mexico. May 25. 1925. Comrades. Cued to Be: As they still like to fight down here. I ni trying to show them how to do it right. A new form of government has sprouted, an experiment, for that is my line. You would not know me. This sun Is hot enough to make a negro out of a fellow In spite of natural tan. Write oftener. CURT SHREVE. P. S. These Mexican Senorltas are beauties! Genevieve: That was a typical letter. By the way. wasn't that an odd thing for Lucile Johnson and Alice Hanson to do? Ethel: What do you mean? Genevieve: Why they instituted a home for stray cats and dogs. They have a large sign In front, on which is printed. "Be Humane—Care for the Orphans." Ethel: (laughs) How ridiculous! Boston. Mans., April. 1925. Boyhood Friends: How even that salutation brings back events! At least. I may say I'm successful In business. I'm manager here of the firm of "Society Brand Clothes." So much for my work. I might say. too. that Miss Mable Harrington has a large office here. She is a wonderful optician. I remain. Your friend. WALTER PETERSON. Ethel: He writes as If he were interested in Mable. That would be exciting. Genevieve: She ought to make good for that line was an art for her in Nineteen-fifteen. "Palace of Popular Hits." Denver. Colorado. Dear Folks: I have taken a position as composer for the company. Although I have only been here a week, they have sent out four pieces of my music. 13 MU Grace Peterson U featuring thorn very wlnnlngly. many appointment . She ha Truly your . PAULA ROSENAK. Ethel: Lot’ cc what studious Mildred write . London. EnKland. March. 1925. Former Friend : PerhapH it will a toni h you. a trifle, to learn that I am in England. I am in the employ of the United States government doing research work In Invention . Hoping the class letters are still a success. I am. Reminiscently. MILDRED HLAIR. P. S. Mis Katherine Wood was In London this year, but now she i at home in her villa in Italy. Genevieve: Think of one of only ten girls in that work being our Mildred Blair! Ethel: Oh how swell! Hellevuo Apartment. Newport. New Jersey. Comrade : Well here we are. very happy in our beautiful home. At present. 1 am a lawyer. Some cases I've handled are very interesting. They didn't interest me much In those old days though, until my wife, Edna Elckel-burg came. We have as kind neighbors. Mr. and Mr . Warren Kimball. Mr . Kimball used to be Miss Dorothy Martin. Let us hear from you. CLAYTON ADAMS. Genevieve: I am afraid M. C. II. S. was responsible for those ro- mance . Michigan City. Ind., May. 1925. Dear People: I haven't hnd the Round Robin letter for two year —until now. I am getting along well on my dairy farm. I-et me hear from you again. Sincerely, RALPH COLE. Ethel: I wonder what the man's name was whom Ix tta Daggy mar- ried? He came from Nebraska and was a large ranch and mine owner. Genevieve: That was good luck for her. That remind me I saw Mahle Engstrom's advertisement yesterday. She is a private tutor of foreign languages. Laporte, Indiana. May, 1925. Hello: Who'd think it? I’m cartoonist here in Laporte for the leading paper, "The Country Wayside.” Oh! Such humor! Ml Anna Rohloff has inherited great wealth and is In the town, too. doing "Charity” work. FRANK WENTLAND.Genevieve: That town needed charity, no doubt about It! By the way. I haven't heard of Donald Smith, have you? Kthel: Yes! He's a prominent sign-maker in the Duluth Union. He always did have an artistic temperament. Genevieve: Just think how unusual! We have heard about every one of our class. Kthel: Yes. all but Myrtle Short. It hasn't been so very long since I heard that she was the housekeeper of some very wealthy people in Portland. Oregon. Won't you have some tea? Genevieve: Oh. I ought to go. 1 have a dinner engagement. Kthel: But It will be over two years before I shall see you again. Do stay Just a little longer. (She rings and the butler enters!. Tea served for two. Jnm«-s. Genevieve: Why don’t you visit me? Surely, you can spare that time from your writing. I shall not be very busy, right away and we shall enjoy ourselves immensely. You see they start the work for the play "King Lear" next year. I'd love to have you come. Ethel: Well, perhaps I shall. (Tea is served, and the curtain falls as the two girls are planning Ethel's visit to New York.) GOOD-BYE (By Baula Roseau k) Happy, happy school days, Days of preparation; Time has passed, and now at last We stand on life’s foundation. Goodbye, goodbye, school friends. Teachers kind and true; We cannot refrain, from wishing to remain Good friends with you. CHORUS Goodbye, dear High School, Goodbye, goodbye. Goodbye. M. C. H. S. Goodbye, goodbye. [39]THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE CLASS OF 1915 Know all men by these presents, that we. the Class of lit 16 of the Isaac C . Elston 111kh School of Michigan City. Indiana. considering the brevity of our school days, and being of unusually sound mind, do make, declare, and publish this our last will and testament. ITEM I. We give and bequeath to our dear Alma Mater our highest honor and respect. To the Hoard of Education, our sincere and lasting gratitude for providing us with excellent instructors and well planned and effective courses of study. To the Faculty, we leave our clans portrait. When the world looks dark and gloomy, when they think their work is not a success, then may they gaze upon this evidence of their handiwork, and take hope for LESS noble things. Four years, day after day. fact was hammered into fancy, reality into nonentity. Freshman giggle was replaced by the smile of accomplished lalair. and behold, we stand before them in nil our proud glory. ITEM II. To Margaret Dunlup and Warren Rogers, one and inseparable, we leave, at the request of students and teachers, a wireless outfit, so they can he In constant communication and not disturb others. (The little brown note book MIOIIT get lost). To Hrvan Sorge. a cake of Fletschmann’s Yeast to enable him to arise to a point of order in Student Body meetings. To Miss Florentine Krueger, we give a loaf of "Ward’s" bread—fresh every day. To our carpenter. Mary Timm, we give a chest of well assorted tools. ITEM III. To Mr. McClellen. we leave a space in the colored supplement of the Sunday Tribune. "When you hold hands, there is no sparking, SODA SPEAK.” Ronald Veal’s outgrown "Gym" suit, we leave to Richard Washburn ( Room for rent). To Mr. C. R. Wilson, our "Math” Instructor, we give and bequeath a "Shilling.” Watch him “Haller!” Just suppose the executor of this will should give Raymond Bennett "Bingo’s” mustache. In the beginning was the word. And the word was NOT with Miss Fickle. The (Mass of 1916 have her the word. ITEM IV. To Miss Southgate, we leave a well cultivated garden of perennials: — Bachelor Buttons for Mr. Murray. A tall, stately Lily, representing Miss Doughty. The Rosemary.—symbol of fidelity and constancy for Miss Vail. Forget-Me-Nots. 1492. 1688. 1620. 1766, 1865. and the Class of 1915 for Mr. Parsons. Sunburst Roses, symbol of happiness, for Miss Watson. And the sweet little Pansy for Miss Hobbs. ITEM V. To the Freshman Class, we leave a seat in the tree of knowledge, where the "Green Grass Grows All Around. All Around;” and to the Sophomores. a seat In that same tree—only a little higher up; but to the Juniors. we give a ladder leuning on a cloud, that they may better view the proud heights to which we have attained. ITEM VI. A long rawhide whip we leave to Alberta l elst. In hopes that she can urgo her stubborn pony to take her through Cicero. To Arthur IxkiiiiIs. we recommend H. L. Rogers' hair tonic. To a certain few in the Freshman Class, we give the privilege to “Lord it over" the (Mass of 1919. if they find any greener thuu themselves. To Frank Riley, we hequenth some graphite dust, so thut he can slip out with the next class. We give Lloyd Pfeifer the right to help "Babe" Fogarty take care of her Kindergarteners. Take them out for a stroll, etc. We specifically bequeath Warren Rogers. Ellis Powell and Karl Wag ner to their respective "wimmlns” with the suggestion that they, the men. be trained in the way they should go. Every now and then, one of them is seen talking to some other girl. ITEM VII. To the Janitors, we bequeath our thunks and appreciation for the numerous favors grunted, one and all. To the Junior Class, we give the ELSTONIAN as an example for them to follow when the said class shall attempt the dlfllcult task. May they profit by our mistakes and Issue as good If not a better publication. To Edith Young, we give a large bottle of—Codllver Oil? No!!—Glue, so she can stick to one of two. ITEM VIII. Providing the Seniors have the much coveted back seats in the a sembly. we leave the front seats to the Freshmen. Mother Nature has taught us green is good for the eyes. To Mary Furness, we give a much used speedometer, with the caution that the speed limit within the city Is four miles an hour. A double we grant to Lloyd Pfeifer to keep peace between Thelma 1-edbetter and Emma Jean Arnt. Mildred Riley's privilege of running across the assembly, we give to whomsoever Is In need of it. To the Sophomore Class, from whom we took our art editor, Edward Dankert. we take this opportunity to commend and thank. May he prove as beneficial to them as he has to us. In testimony whereof, we have, to this our last will and testament subscribed our name, this third day of June In the year of our Lord, One Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifteen. (40] THE CLASS OF 1916.141]JUNIOR CLASS Wallace Barker J. Vernon Claypool Harold Fenton Arthur Johnson Isadore Levine Lloyd Pfeifer Willard Seeger William Westphal Roy Wiseman Aline Bartholomew Leola Burkart Maude DeWitt Doris Gard Margaret Hirschmann Alberta G. Leist Elinda Miller Alice Moody Lana Peal Elsie Short Grace Spencer Lois Watson Edith Young Robert Blick Edward J. Cooney Louis Finske Roy Johnson David Lilienthal Ellis Powell Bertram Sieb Frank Williams Harold Wright Ida Bloom Eva Coon rad Margaret L. Dunlap Charlotte Grieger Grace Kerrigan Doris Levenberg Helen A. Miller Evelyn G. Moore Esther Rommel Ethel Sieben Tillie Telschow Catherine Weaver l«3) ROLL Elizabeth Youngnickel John Brazzil Stanley C. Cush John Henry DeWitt Arthur Keppen Raymond Meese Norman Reiher C. Bryan Sorge Russel Williamson Paul R. Young Mollie Blum Alice G. Debre Anna Fendt Alice Hill Eleanor Kromshinsky Margaret Logmann Helen E. Miller Gertrude Nast Helen Salisbury Florence Smith Leola Warner Florene Wolff1 4}JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY (By Aline Bartholomew) Rah ! rah! rah! for 1916! -------But this is a history. As freshmen, we belonged to the verdant class, of the "world-wise, know-nothing” type. How proud we felt when we folded our first theme, "A Freshman’s Impressions of High School!” But how our pride vanished as we carefully and surreptitiously evaded the upper classmen, who glanced amusedly at us, when the direful tales of hazing were circulated for our special benefit! Nothing ever materialized, however, from those terrifying tales. In our Sophomore year, some of our members, aided by the teachers, conceived the wonderful idea of entertaining the Freshmen in a very original way. The class was organized as much as was permitted. George Long was elected chairman; Orien McConnell. chairman of the finance committee; Lois Watson, of the program; Mildred Riley, of the refreshment, and Aline Bartholomew, of the game committee. The date was set, plans made, and enthusiasm aroused, to the disgust of the wise Juniors, who predicted a fall in the temperature of our spirits. However, to their sorrow, the party with its games, programs, Martha Washington costumes, and dance, was a great success, and the ‘‘Sophomore-Freshman party” has become a permanent and greatly anticipated institution in high-school life. Our Junior year came and with it, the election of officers, appointment of committees and selection of class pins. Isadore Levine was elected president; Aline Bartholomew, vice-president, and Gertrude Nast, secretary and treasurer. The pins had been ordered and everything was working smoothly, when a disastrous event occurred. Someone broke into the school building, caused a great deal of commotion and ran a beautiful 1916 banner of our colors up the flagstaff. Naturally, we were accused, and it was said that we could have no play, reception, and worst of all. no class. This had just been smoothed over when another bold raid was made. We were not accused of this last assault, however, and soon class meetings were resumed and the unpleasant occurrence was forgotten. Our Junior play, after many weeks of waiting, was at last started. The cast was picked on the nineteenth of February and on the twenty-sixth, the play, "The Passing of the Third Floor Back,” by Jerome K. Jerome, was given. As no other class has ever given a play under the supervision of a non-resident coach in such a short time, we consider this one of our accomplishments. Our class has l een well represented in athletics and oratory. Lois Watson. Eva Coonrad, Doris Levenberg and Evalyne Moore are on the girls’ basketball team, and our president, Isadore Ix»-vine. also, John DeWitte, William Westphal, Lloyd Pfeifer and Frank Riley are all well known in the boys’ contests. In oratory, Wallace Barker and Edith Young carry off the laurels, while Edith and Esther Rommel are always popular in musical cantatas. Our originality was first shown in our Sophomore year by the introduction of the party, and again in our Junior year, since no other class ever gave such a successful play in such a short time. So, when we take the place of the graduating class of 1915. we shall leave behind us "footprints on the sands of time” and pleasant memories in the minds of the lower classmen and become the ideal for which they may strive but never attain. Here’s to 1916! [45J EDWARD DANKERT (Artist) To Edward Dankert, the Senior Class and staff of the “Els-tonian” are indebted beyond words. As an artist and cartoonist "Eddie” is far above the average High School wielder of the brush. The pictures and cartoons are all done with an artistic touch and finish that would speak well for a trained artist. But since Edward never has had any training or instruction, he deserves all the more credit and praise for his original and clever work. Although he is not a Senior and in no way connected with the class, he entered into the work with a vim that would be surprising to a stranger, but to anyone who knows him, it is nothing new as he never shirks any work and does everything he undertakes well and thoroughly. The work in the “ElstonIan” is an example of his excellent ability as an artist. In closing, the Senior Class, the Staff of the "Elstonian" and those members of the faculty who acted as critics wish Edward Dankert all the success in the world, and all eagerly await the time when he will take up the interesting study of art as a profession. [46] [47]148] SOPHOMORE Dean Bell Henry Chodosh Walter Fogelman Raymond George Charles E. Grosskopf Herbert Holtgren Norman Kemp Harry A. Krueger Harold Mathias Raymond McIntyre Harry Peters Jessel Salzberg Lester Smith Melvin Wooten Marie Ake Ruth E. Burnham Julia Dreblow Clara Goede Loren a D. Hillstrom Marie Krueger Kathleen Martin Elsie Menzie Julia Nelson Lillian Omey Mildred Riley Nellie Stipp Marie Telschow Mabelle Webster Maurice Birk Edward Dankert Raymond Frehse Willard H. Gielow Walter Grosskopf Irwin Jenks Harold Keppen George Long Lloyd McAlpine Marvin McKee Frank Riley Sanford Sheaks Harry F. Utley H CLASS ROLI Edward Wroblewske Melba Blomquist Dorothy Clark Esther Redder Lauretta Hartwic. Eva Houser Lois Thelma Ledbetter Cecelia Masten Ida Miller Ethel Nicklas Irene Pease Irene Robinson Catharine Stoeckle Florence Timm Dorothy Wilcox Dayton Brown Alex Duszynske William J. Freyer Allen Gilmore William Hildebrant Leonard Johnson Albert Krueger Walter Lubs Orien T. McConnell Harold Nugent Warren G. Rogers Frank Sheeley Richard Washburn Hilda Aicher Anna Boothroyd Madolin Curran Norma Emma Ditto Florence Hibner Martha Johnson Ertha Lindenmeyer Mattie McComb Thelma Mitchell Frieda Nyland Louise Puffpaff Gertrude Selkirk Julia Taylor Vernie Way 9]SOPHOMORE (Hy Hilda M. “Will you call for me?” “O no, you call for me. It’ll be nearer.” “All right. Say, I’m sort o’ ’fraid. aren’t you?” “I heard the Seniors played all sorts of jokes on the Freshmen. I’m not going to ask advice of any of them, are you?” “So long. Come early." Such were the fragments of conversation heard in the early days of September, Nineteen Hundred and Thirteen, and on the morning of the Fifth, Freshmen met and walked with faltering footsteps to start their career in High School. After a week filled with a great many strange experiences, we settled down to regular work. If there was any presence of fear or distrust of our upper classmen in our minds, it soon disappeared when it was rumored that a party was to be given in our honor by the Sophomores, February the Twentieth. Nineteen Hundred and Fourteen. And such a party as that was! Everyone enjoyed himself to the fullest extent of the word. But it seemed impossible for all the members of the entire class to gain forty-one credits; so at the end of the school-year, much to our regret and sorrow, we passed on, leaving a few of our comrades behind. According to the custom of the former year, we as Sophomores, gave our party to the Freshmen, October the Second, Nineteen Hundred and Fourteen. After two weeks of energetic and enthusiastic work under the supervision of Maurice Birk as temporary chairman; Harold Mathias in charge of the invitations; Irena Blair, music; Robert Blick, finances; Julia Taylor, t6oi HISTORY. Aicher) •Mines; Harold Nugent, decorations; Hilda Aicher, refreshments, and Mildred Riley acting as chairman of the reception committee, the affair proved a great success. The first part of the evening was devoted to games, after which we all adjourned to the auditorium and listened to a splendid program. We shall long remember George Long’s moving picture show in which we had everything but the pictures and the human pipe organ from which we had everything but music. Following this program, we had speeches from Maurice Birk, Edwin Brown and Mr. Keeler. The latter part of the evening was devoted to dancing. As a class, we have been represented in the events of the High School. There have been two very successful plays in which Sophomores have participated. These were “A Mid-summer Night’s Dream ” and the "Melting Pot." Maurice Birk, Glenn Duvall. Norman Kemp, William Freyer, Dean Bell and Julia Nelson took part in the former, and Margaret Haddock, Thelma Ledbetter and Hilda Aicher in the latter. Several in our class also, deserve honorable mention as basketball players. They are Paul Young and “Art” Loomis, our popular forwards who seldom miss baskets, "Bill" Brazzil and “Joe" MacDonald, our fine field workers, and we must not forget Julia Nelson, the little forward on the Girls’ Team. As Sophomores, we have been in High School but two years, and as yet, we have not had a chance to show our true colors; but we know that this class of ’Seventeen will come up to the standard of former classes—if not excel them. Nine Rahs for ’Seventeen![511FRESHMAN CLASS ROLL Alonzo Ahlgrim Ethel Smith Howard Bargfeldt Beulah Weddell Edward T. Blinks Ella White George Brinckhann Clara Wozniak Ralph Cashbaugii Edward Allison Aloysius Ciezki Raymond M. Bennett Walter Cook Artrur Bodley Otto Damerow Edwin C. Brown Shirley Durbin Joseph Chodosh Lester Finske George Cohen Paul Harbart Hilmer Dittbrenner Albert Katzmark Walter Cooney Arthur Loomis Glenn Duvall Donovan McAulikfe Raymond Gesse Lee Nake Elmer Heise Willis Omey Arthur J. H. Holden Frank Pease Fred Kriz Lloyd Powell Ellsworth Lubs Leonard Smith Clarence Miller Walter Taber Louis Niemer Leland Vetterly William Pagels Walter Wentland Herbert Peterson Roy Wuenn Kenneth Powell Loretta Arnold Harve Stanch field Margery Barker Vincent Timm Ruth Bloom Julian E. Warner Luella Brown Warren Wolford Ora Cross Matta Abraham Joyce Eddy Edna Balow Eliza Felske Ethel Benford Marguerite Gohdes Ethel Breckenridge Mabel Greene Frances Cline Gladys Hutton Myrtle Dall Emma Klassen Anna Engstrom Anna Landwirth Gertrude Felton Lillian Morton Helen Greene Alice Patterson Henrietta Gunther Beulah Pinkston Josephine Jones Henrietta Rudolph Gertrude Sciiendell Gertrude Lamrka Lenora Lukow Effie Engstrom Violet Olson Mary B. Furness Esther E. Peters Edna Isabel Gallier Helen Ranthum Lucilb Harbart Florence Kassubk Lelah Russell Lucile Lambka Lydia Sciilundt Hester Martin Irene Striebel Louise Oswald Liletta Westphal Esther L. Peters Dorothy Woodson Ruth Rotzien Marjorie Wright Leona Sadenwater Orland Banning Helen Schulz Leonard Blankschein Frieda Timm William Brazzil Mabel Westphal James Caddo Marion Frances Wilson Richard Christner Emma Jean Arnt Jean Cook Frances Battenburg Orville Coughlin Martha Buckholz Robert Durbin Margaret Coote LeRoy Fedder Marion Dizard Clare Gierkey Margaret Fendt Willard Harris Alice Heller Arthur Kahl Charlotte Heuring Joseph F. Macdonald Alice Howell Kenneth Moody Lucy Irion Leonard Nugent Frances Johnson Herbert Pahl Laura Kienitz Bernard Piper Lucinda Kroening Herbert M. Rawlings Florence Phillips Donald Steele Irene Runge Clarence Trost Lauretta Seeger Clarence Washburn Lois Smith Clemens Wojiechowske Wilma Witte Frieda Arndt Goldie Wright Joyce Alvina Ballard Adolph Bartels Irena Blair Theodore Rosen a k Dora Brooks Maurice Rubin Marie Cooney Harold Wiegmann Violet Debrick Clarence Rademacher Carl Zeese • In Memoriam Elmer V. Hobart (631MODERN (By Margcr On that memorable occasion, September 7th, 1914, we, the Class of 18, who had all been brought up with the hope of some day attending the Michigan City High School, entered upon our career in the Isaac C. Elston building. Our first impressions were varied, but I believe that in all our Freshman Class there were none who did not feel a thrill at the thought that at last we were “M. C. H. S.” students, and, in four years were to be a graduating class. The awe with which we regarded Mr. Murray was extremely wholesome, and on that first great day when he sat upon the platform, calmly watching the incoming throng, there was more than one Freshman who quickened his pace to reach a vacant seat. Many of us found kind or mischievous upper-classmen waiting to escort us into Assembly that we might not make any mistakes in deportment, such as climbing the platform. So the first day passed, then the second, and third, and we liked High School and its teachers better and better, as we fell into the routine of study. The first two or three weeks went by quietly enough, for the “cruel Sophomores” had spared us from any midnight pranks and dreaded initiations. Despite the fact that a rumor ran through Miss Fickel’s room one morning, of some “hazing” the night before, we have, we must admit, been very hospitably treated by not only the Sophomores, but by all upper-classmen. It is to the Sophomores, however, we owe our first real good time in High School. One Wednesday, early in the fall, the Freshmen were asked to go, after school, to room 44. It was on that afternoon that we received the cunning invitations written by the Invitation Committee, asking all the Freshmen to the Sophomore party given in our honor. No second-year students can ever realize the delight with which those invitations were accepted. At last the second of October arrived, the great night on which we, the Class of ’18, first assembled under the name of a 154] HISTORY ij Barker) class. That evening, which we spent as guests of the Sophomores, is one not to be soon forgotten by any of us. Games old and new were played with all enthusiasm. Clever little programs for each Freshman instructed him where to go. Some of the guests went to "hard tack” a little oftener than their programs told them to, but no one suffered for it. It must be acknowledged that the Sophomores were good providers and could judge even a Freshman that night. One of the main events of that evening was Mr. Keeler’s speech, interrupted by periods of mirth from his audience. Next the Sophomore president spoke for his class, wishing us all good luck in our next four years. After that, much to everybody’s surprise, Edwin Brown, Freshman II., thanked the Sophomores in behalf of the entire Freshman Class. Edwin’s speech was "short but sweet” His audience did not stop cheering him for some time, however, for we all wished to fully confirm his words in recognition of Sophomore hospitality. Then came our class song written by Miss Vail and Miss Southgate for this party: "Bright Freshman Class, We come to your school To learn all the things we should know. To dig Latin roots, to add x and z, To learn how to cook and to sew.” This we sang with all the vim our hearts and voices could put into it, to the tune of "A Spanish Cavalier." Shortly after, the pleasant evening closed and we trooped happily home, thinking of all the Sophomores had done to make that night a "red letter” date in our High School course. Since that time, we have been learning, not making history. This has kept us very busy. We have a good three years ahead of us in which to prove ourselves. We feel sure we have the making of a great class in us. Let “Success” be our motto, for succeed we must and will in such a way as to make the Class of ’18 one to be remembered.1 ]FOREWORD ‘‘Better to hunt in fields for health unbought, Than feed the Doctor for a nauseous draught; The wise for cure on exercise depend, God never made his work for man to mend.” —Dry den. [66]WEARER’S OF THE M. C. [ ?]HISTORY OF M. Organized athletics had its beginning, no doubt, with the Greeks, when youths spurred themselves through raging fires as a test of endurance. Of course, they had their runners and discus hurlers, but the greatest display of strength was shown in the endurance tests. We are not, however, going to trace athletics in its development from the Greeks to the great Olympic Games of today, but let it suffice to say that during the progress and civilization of the world, ideas of development by athletic sports have changed, and we no longer include the agonizing tests which the Greeks employed to demonstrate their strength, in our games of the present time. This change is especially noticeable in our High Schools where every advisable means is taken to make the sports and games harmless, but at the same time beneficial and pleasurable to the participants. The oldest record on file attributes to the Class of 1891 the credit of organizing athletics in the Michigan City High School. Probably some of our readers can remember the day when students of the different classes used the tug-of-war and the military drill to impress upon their opponents a degree of supremacy, instead of the basketball and football games as played at the present period. Zouave companies were organized in the classes of 1891 and ’92, and great rivalry existed between these two companies, which resulted in competitions at the field day exercises, the girls also had a military company captained by Mabel Blnis-del, while the boys’ company was captained by Worth W. Pepple. James B. Eddy and Water Behan were two of the prominent laurel winners, and, although football was not included in the organized games at this time, baseball and other athletic contests were features in which they could compete. The Class of ’95 also became prominent on the athletic field, for there were many promising fellows of ability in this class, among whom were Walter Ashton and Billy Vought. Baseball was the game of that time, and the Class of ’95 had an aggregation of ball players that was indeed hard to beat. The field days were then held on the beach where the athletes were handicapped, for they had to work in sand that often reached their ankles; but rivalry was keen between the classes and they did their best in spite of this difficulty. A lull followed the period of ’95 and until a baseball team was organized in 1899, there was no athletics of note in the school. In 1900, a baseball team managed by Fred Ritter was formed which won the majority of games on the schedule, including the Laporte and Valparaiso schools. Basketball, track, and football teams were not on the athletic program of this state, C. H. S. ATHLETICS and all efforts were centered upon having a first-place baseball team. The field of athletics witnessed a great change in the next six or eight years. During that time, football developed as the king of sports in the High School with basketball, baseball, and track entirely filling the background. In 1903, the Northern Indiana Athletic League was formed, and Michigan City became a charter member. The advantages of such a league were long needed, and its organization solved the problem of managers endeavoring to arrange satisfactory schedules. In 1904, Coach G. W. Henderson molded a championship football team, and only two more years elapsed before we had another to our credit, coached by H. E. Hillard. The first annual Northern Indiana track meet in 1904 was held in Laporte. Michigan City's athletes gained, among other honors, the one-mile relay which they also won the following year in Elkhart. In 1906. the meet was held in Goshen where we finished three points behind Elkhart, losing the meet. Among our noteworthy point winners in these years, were Slater, Lawrence, McKenzie, and Madden. By this time, more schools were enrolled in the league, and the next meet held in South Bend was taken by Goshen with twenty-eight points, Michigan City finishing fourth. In 1908 there was a call for basketball again, but track was voted in its place. Madden was duly elected captain, and although no unusual records were made, a good team resulted. A great and interesting feature for the entire school, was the annual class track-meet at which all the members of the classes turned out to support their representatives, and great spirit was manifested. The fall of this year saw the entrance of Krause. Logman, Gilmore, Street, and Riley into the football arena. A good team was turned out that year and also in 1909, and with this training and experience, Coach R. H. Stock was able to produce the memorable championship team of 1910. Track, which in the past two years had suffered a relapse, was again revived with Teale and Harry Kesterson in the lead. In 1911-12, basketball and baseball divided honors. Among the men who made possible a basketball team were Isadore ami Bernie Kwass, Street, and the late Seabury Rogers whose height and skill made him one of the best players in northern Indiana. Fogarty, Street, and Kwass were among the best in baseball. This review brings us up to the present day. During the past ten years, football came and went; basketball is now in its prime, and baseball and track will always remain as long as true American boys indulge in athletics. [68JTHE BOYS’ ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Wherever athletic are promoted in an organized and systematic way, there must be a managing and controlling power. In some cases, it is a committee, in others h board of directors, and in others, an association. So it Is in the High Schools where the Boys’ and Girls’ Athletic Association fills that position. Before the organization of the Northern Indiana Athletic League, the associations of the different schools held no relation to each other, and the majority of them were only organized temporarily as was the case in Michigan City’s High School years ago. The league, however, changed this condition, and the enrollment of Michigan City In this organization made permanent the local athletic club. The schools represented in this league formed systematic schedules which when played out make an attractive program as well ns a financial success. The Boys' Athletic Association of the Michigan City High School is an organization comprising nearly one hundred enthusiastic members interested in the welfare of high school sports. The careful and conscientious way in which this association takes care of their branch of the school management Insures complete success in all athletic enterprises, financially as well as physically. Meetings are held semi-monthly, and here, all the members are given an opportunity to discuss questions which arise for settlement. The approval and sanction of all receipts, disbursements and important affairs is received from the Finance Committee, a body composed of five members of Hie association and appointed by the president. Another committee Is appointed to take charge of the social affairs, and another to lake care of the athletic fields of the association. In this way. every department receive the necessary attention which results In a very capable and efficient organisation. As the time advanced and the conditions varied, the need of a new constitution was felt. Accordingly in 1913, Hie president appointed a committee to draw up a new one which would meet the needs of the association and the teums. After two weeks of work, the committee presented un entirely new constitution which immediately received the approving vote of the association. The years of 1 SHIS proved to he the most prosperous In the history of this Association. The treasury was kept well filled from various sources All unnecessary expenses were avoided. In this way. any nceiled athletic apparatus or playing material could be bought any time without delay. The first semester of the 1914-15 school year witnessed the election of Lawronce l«e enberg. President; William Weatphal, Vice President; Clayton J. Adams, Secretary, and Warren Rogers. Treasurer. All were experienced in this line and proved themselves capable officers. Tlie second semester’s choice resulted In the re-election of all the officers. 1591BASKETBAL Coach A. J. Parsons commenced the 1914 season with rigid and strenuous practice, for prospects were bright and much was expected of a very promising quintet. In Captain Cooney, Michigan City had a speedy forward and a capable leader. Jubell, Salzberg and Dougherty were also of the fast and sturdy class. Among those who made the regulars hustle to keep their first team berths were Veal, Loomis and VVestphal. all of whom were light men but dangerously speedy in play. A schedule of ten games was arranged, with Laporte slated to be the first victim. On December 6, 1913, Michigan City invaded the county seat confident of victory, but Laporte also had a good team and trimmed their visitors by the score of 32 to 10. The next game was played at Three Oaks, where their team took Michigan City’s “pedigree” to the extent of a 19 to 9 score. On January 9, 1914, our crimson five played Mishawaka’s aggregation, which turned out to be the championship team of the Northern Indiana League. They succeeded in humbling us by registering a 53 to 4 defeat. However, our revenge arrived when the local [«U ,L IN 1914 representatives defeated Three Oaks by a 30 to 11 tally. This was the first game played at home, and Michigan City’s confidence returned—but not for long. The following game with Laporte was lost on the local floor with a 58 to 13 count against us, but the next event with Interlaken on February 6th was credited to Michigan City, the score resulting 18 to 15 in favor of the crimsons. The remaining four games proved disastrous to the record of the team for all were lost. The first was the return game with Interlaken, who avenged their former defeat by a 35 to 13 score in their favor. On February 21, 1914 Mishawaka’s championship team visited us and easily carried away a 79 to 18 count On the following Saturday, we gave Whiting a 68 to 8 victory in which luck played a prominent part. The last game of the season, a return game with Whiting, was a very good one—excepting the score which resulted 52 to 16 in their favor. Our fellows played a good season of basketball, but the tallies gradually heaped up against them, and although they put up spirited games, (for the most part) they were unable to win.RECORD OF THE 1913-14 BASKETBALL TEAM Decemlicr 6... .Michigan City ....10 Laporte ............32 December 13.... “ “ .... 9 Three Oaks ......19 January 9.... “ “ 4 Mishawaka .......53 January fG.... “ “ 30 Three Oaks ......11 January 23.... “ “ ....13 Laporte .........58 February G.... “ “ ....18 Interlaken ......15 February 13. .. . “ “ .... 13 Interlaken ......35 February 21 “ “ 18 Mishawaka .......79 February 28 “ “ 8 Whiting .........68 March 6 “ “ 1G Whiting .........52 LINE UP (Mr. Parsons, Coach) VV. Rrazzil F. Cooney R. Veal . . J. Brazzil A. Jubell . . R. Forward F. Dougherty L. Forward . . R. Guard (Capt.) E. Salzberg L. Forward . . R. Guard W. Westphal Guard . . Center A. Loomis . . Forward . . L. Guard CAPTAIN COONEY.l«4)CAPTAIN WESTPHAL l«5) SEASON OF 1915 The greatest source of trouble to men in charge of athletic teams in schools, is the tendency on the part of the best players to become ineligible when they are most needed. Such was the situation with Coach Ward of the basket ball squad when, on October 29th, he opened training for the 1915 season. Four of the last year’s players turned out ineligible. Salzberg and Jubell were graduated and “Doc” Dougherty had left school. This, of course, materially discouraged all hopes for a conquering team. However, some excellent material in the way of recruits appeared on the field, and, under Mr. Ward’s coaching, promised to become even better than last year’s men. This revived hopes, and work was taken up with an enthusiasm which indeed did credit to the squad. Although Captain Cooney of the ’14 team with John and William Brazzil were ineligible. Captain elect, West-phal, DeWitt, Macdonald, Young, Grosskopf and Pfeifer proved themselves unusually gifted in the art of basket shooting. RECORD OF THE 1914-15 TEAM December 4. ..Michigan City Deceml)er 12. • « January 9. 44 44 January 16. 44 “ January 23. January 29. 4 “ February 5. 44 February 13. 44 4 February 20. 44 “ March 12. 44 “ ...17 Mishawaka .......62 ...13 Valparaiso ......63 ...16 La porte ........39 ...19 Mishawaka .......51 ...16 Valparaiso.......34 .. .23 East Chicago ... .76 ...12 Laporte .........60 ...15 Niles............38 . .. 12 East Chicago ... .39 . .. 14 Niles............47 LINE UP (Mr. Ward, Coach) L. Pfeifer ... Center E. Cooney .. R. Forward J. MacDonald R. Guard F. Riley .... L. Guard J. DeWitte .. L. Forward C. Grosskopf R. Guard W. West ph a I . L. Guard (Capt.) P. Young ... R. ForwardOlIR 1916 BASKETBALL PROSPECTS The painful record of ten straight defeats should be a reminder to the 1916 aspirants that there is much to be avenged in the way of victories for M. C. H. S. The same men will be together next year, and this is no small advantage in basketball where team work is easily half of the game. In all probability. Mr. Ward will again take charge of the work which he has so capably performed this season, for although no games were won. he has instructed his recruits in the “how” of the game, and victories will inevitably follow. At the close of the 1915 season, the team elected “Dot” Riley to act as Captain of the squad of 1916. This was Riley's first year in the game, and his advance proved to be nothing less than wonderful. He merited his election by hard, steady and effective work. He was not only a good, but also a natural player whose ability to “Think on his feet” was well demonstrated in the games of this season. With such material and enthusiasm, there is a chance for nothing but optimistic prospects for the oncoming season. CAPTAIN RILEY.[67] TRACK—THE 1914 SEASON The 1914 track season was not as successful as it should have been. This fact was largely due to the lack of material in this line of athletics. However, the men who did try out were among the best ever entered in a meet. Unfavorable weather was experienced and considerable trouble was encountered in opening the season. Mr. C. R. Wilson coached the athletics, and practice was launched with vigor as soon as atmospheric conditions permitted. To instill interest and encourage the men to sign up, an inter-class meet was arranged. This helped in many ways to advance the work which had been undertaken. As a high jumper, Veal filled all requirements, while Rose-nak in the pole vault rated with the very best in this sport. Durbin, Webster, Westphal, and Barker were among the runners who made the team. Veal, as Captain, set a lead for his teammates that was hard to follow, but every man did his best to raise the records with good results. 169] VEAL. CAPTAIN.TRACK The annual Inter-class Indoor track meet was held In the Y. M. ( . A. gymnasium on February 27. 1915. preparatory to organizing the regular outdoor squad for prnctice. Rivalry was seen between the classes, and much hidden material was revealed. A remarkable feature of the meet was the part which the lower classmen played In the different events. Contrary to the usual rule, the Freshmen won the relay race, the one-mile and the 800-yard dash, as well as ••second ' In other events. With such a display of track artists there Is no reason why we should not have a successful track team this year, and Coach Wilson expects to start training on or about April 5. when many more athletes will appear on the Held as contestants. M. C. H. S. for the past two or throe seasons, has not been very active in track, and it Is hoped and expected that this year’s records will bring back the high standing of former years. With Durbin in the half, and Riley In the quarter, our record is sure to be one which will be satisfactory. THE 1915 ANNUAL INTER-CLASS INDOOR TRACK MEET Sr. Senior. J. EVENT 100-Yard Dash 220-Yard Dash 440-Yard Dash 880-Yard Dash One-Mile Run High Jump Shot Pur Running Broad Jump Running Broad Jump Standing High Jump Relay Race FEBRUARY Junior. S. FIRST Veal (Sr) Riley (J Riley |J Durbin (F) Durbin (FI Veal (Sr) Pfeifer J Frehse (Si Veal (Sr) Veal (Sr) Freshman Team 27. 1915 Sophomore. SECOND Frehse (S) Westphal (J) Durbin (F) Westphal (J) Wooten S Rovenak (Sr) Riley (J) Veal (Sri .McConnell (S) Rosenak (Sr) Junior Team F. Freshman Time or Distance : 13-3 :30 :64-4 2:33 5:2G-1 5 ft. 2 in. 30 ft. 10 in. 4 in. 7 in. 27 ft. 17 ft. 45 in. SUMMARY OF POINTS Seniors....................39 Sophomores................ 18 Juniors....................2S Freshmen ................. 14 1914 SCHEDULE April 25. 1911 Inter-Class Meet. May 2. 1914—Triangular Meet at I i porte. May 1(5. 1911 Eleventh Anneal Meet of the Northern Indiana AHilctic league at Laporte. EVENTS Discus Throw ..................... 100-Yard Daih (trial heats) ...... 120-Yard Hurdles (trial heats) .... High Jump......................... 100-Yard Pash (flm 1 heat) ...... One-Mile Run ..................... Shot Put ......................... 140 Yard Run ............ ........ 120-Yard High Hurdles (Anal heal) Pole Vault ....................... 220-Yard Dash (trial heat) ....... 220-Yard Hurdle (trial heats) .... Half-Mile Run .................... 220-Yard Dash (final heats) ...... 220 Yard Hurdles (final heat .... Running Broad Jump................ [701 1915 THE INTER-CLASS MEET—APRIL 25. 1914 EVENTS KlltST SECOND Time or Dist 100-Yard Dash Juboll Frehse : 12 220-Yard Dash Brown Levine :2 6 1-5 440-Yard Dash Kimball Salzberg 1:03 880-Yard Hun Veal Jubell 2:25 2-5 One-Mile Hun Veal Durbin 5:40 Shot Put Salzberg Kimball 3 4 ft. 5 in. Pole Vault Veal Jubell S ft. Discus Juboll Veal IS ft. High Jump Vcnl Salzberg 5 ft. Broad Jump Veal Hosenak 17 ft. Low Hurdles Veal SMzberg .32 CLASS POINTS nlnrs Juniors Sophomores . Freshmen . . TRIANGULAR MEET AT LAPORTE. MAY M. H. S. MKN IN MKBT EVENTS Pole Vault High Jumi One Milo Hun High Hurdles Low Hurdles Discus NA ME Hosonuk. 2d. Veal Kosenak. 2d. Hosenak Durbin, 2d. Durbin Veal. 1st. Veal. 1st. Veal. 2d. 2. 1914 POINTS 13 6 3 THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL MEET OF THE NORTHERN INDIANA ATHLETIC LEAGUE. LAPORTE. INDIANA. MAY 16. 1914 Crown Point (C. P.» Elkhart (Hi Gary (G Goshen (Gos) First Place 5 Points SCHOOLS ENTERED Hammond (||) I-a Porte (L. P.) Michigan City (M. C.) Mishawaka (M) Second Place 3 Points Plymouth IP) South Bend (S. B.) Valparaiso (V) Whiling (W) Third Place 1 Point FIRST SECOND Tima or Dint. E. Vater (W) D. Baker P) 100 feel. 8 in. (1. Judav Go» D. Walr (L. P.) : 10 3-5 F. Andrus (S. B.) Hirscli i H i : 18 4-5 11. Gates (V) H Veal (M. C.) f ft. 5 In. G. Juduy (Gor.» t). Walr (L. IM : 10 r-5 Li Holdermau (G) W. Sweeney (S. B.i 4:50 K. Vater (W) P. Jncox. (p) 4 2 ft 2% In K. Leisure (S. B.) E. Hang (P) :53 1-5 E. Vater (W) F. Andrus (S. b. :18 J. Scott (S. B.) F. Andrus (S. B.) 10 ft. 10 in. E. leisure (S. B.) G. Jiiday (Cos) : 23 2-5 D. Martin S. B.i Hindi (H) : 27 3-5 L. Holdermau (G) 0. Miller ( K) 2:12 2-6 E. leisure (S. B.) Mette (Hi : 23 I) Martin S. B.) C. Krause (C5) : 27 4-5 D. Martin (S. B.) G. Benson (W) 18 ft. 0 In.GIRLS’ ATHLETICS The Girls’ Athletic Association of the Michigan City High School, though not usually announced with “the blare of trumpets and the roll of drums.” is a decided factor of that institution. It works faithfully and earnestly to keep up an interest in things athletic, and always having a financial stability, has been able to add from time to time many conveniences to the gymnasium. The 1914 basketball team consisted of: L. F. Lois Watson. R. F. Helen Miller. C. Frances Martin. S. C. Eva Coonrod. L. G. IiOtta Daggy, (Captain). R. G. Lucile Hixon. Only four games were scheduled. Michigan City won the two played with Three Oaks and also the one played at Hobart. The sextette was defeated by Hobart at Michigan City by a score of 9 to 8. Early in September 1914, the new officers were elected for the ensuing school year. President, Dorothy Martin. Vice President, Leola Warner. Secretary. Hester Martin. Treasurer, Mattie McComb. General Manager, Lotta Daggy. Through the kindness of the Board of Education, a place on the playground was equipped for volley ball, and the girls were able to play all during the pleasant autumn weather. As the season advanced, the girls were very anxious to begin basketball, and having secured Mr. Parsons for coach had their first practice November 11. They worked up a good team, and with Lotta Daggy as forward, swiftly, frequently, and unerringly throwing “dew drops” they certainly would have been hard to defeat, had any games been scheduled. The second semester, all were delighted to learn that a physical director for the girls had been engaged. Miss Pearson took charge of the basketball team, and through her influence class teams were formed and inter-class games played. Instruction was given twice a week in calisthenics and folk dancing. With the interest thus awakened, we predict a proud future for the Girls’ Athletic Association of the Michigan City High School. [72JMRS . COMPTON’S MANAGER (By hail "Th© Play of Plays" given during our four years In High School Is the Junior Play. The thirteenth annual Junior Class play was given January 13, 1914. In the auditorium of the Issue C. Elston High School before an audience that completely filled the theater. “Mrs. Compton’s Manager" was presented by a well selected cast, all members of the Junior Class. The production was presented under the personal supervision of Mrs. H. R. Misener. who has had charge of the Junior theatricals for several years past. The play pleased everyone as was evidenced by the frequent outbursts of laughter and hearty applause which greeted the many amusing scenes. The title role was ably handled by Miss Mildred Blair, cast as Mrs. Compton, a widow. Front all Indications she was a genuine favorite, and it was regretted that the entire first act was permitted to pass before she arrived on the scene. Her nephew. Leonnrd Barring, fell to the lot of Karl Wagner. Mr. Wagner was exceptionally good. His stage presence. English accent and appearance were all that could have been desired. He wore evening clothes with much dignity, and the temporary "growth" on his upper lip set him off with distinction. Ethel Durand, a cousin to Mrs. Compton, and the former’s friend. Margaret Rosewell, were played by the Misses Edna Westphal and Esther Hobart, respectively. They were handsome and refreshing at all limes. Other fair misses taking part in the cast were Mabel Harrington and Ethel Williamson. The former, cast as Marie Demarque, uctress, and later, as Mrs. Barring, and Miss Williamson, as Mrs. McClIlllon, house- THE MEI (By Bari The students of the High School presented "The Melting Dot" in the auditorium. April 16. 1914. under the supervision of the following members of the faculty: the Misses Watson, Blair, and Schultz and Messrs. Wilson. McClellen. and Parsons. The drama is based upon a book bearing the same name, written by Israel Zangwill. It centers about the thought that America is God’s great crucible. Into which all the races of the world pour, and where all race distinctions are wiped away. As a result, a new development of man. a finished product is made the American Citizen. The leading character. David Quixano, a young Jewish violinist, was very well taken by Edward Salzberg. Mr. Salzberg showed unusual dramatic ability and certainly more than came up to expectations. Isadore Levine, as Mendel Quixano. a piano teacher, left a lasting impression on the audience. Mr. Levine carried his part naturally and mude an excellent old music master. John Schrelber. as Herr Pappelmeister. was a typical German orchestra conductor, with the ever present umbrella, with which he kept time. Mr. Schreiber’s make-up was the source of much amusement. Curtis Tasker as Baron Revendal. the villain, was splendid. This was a difficult part and was important in the rendition of the piny. Frank Beall's role, as Quincy Davenport, a young millionaire, was done udmirably, and the arrogance of wealth was forcibly portrayed in this character. Miss Hilda Alcher took the part of Vera Revendal. a settlement worker and daughter of a Russian noblemun. Miss Alcher did remark-uble work throughout the play, making a very fine leading lady. Wagner) keeper at the (!ompton home, were equal to every demand. I.mls Smutzer. who for the evening was a man of the cloth, the Rev. Mr. Lowell, kept apace with Mr. NVagnor for first honors. The clerical gentleman was his best from that moment when in the middle of tin- night he entered unceremoniously through a window until the drop of the curtain. He hailed front Hoboken, and was particularly admired by Mrs. Compton. and she by hint. Her vast estate required that there lie a landscape gardener and architect. Clayton Adams appeared as Klphron Vartray. the landscape gardener, and the part of Clie architect was taken by Ixiuis Striebcl. They worked together admirably. Their scene with the Misses Durand and Rosewell was particularly amusing. The mansion that existed on the Compton estate necessarily required the service of a butler, and in this role was Floyd Dougherty. For the purposes of the play he was known as Jackson. He was a good butler but was dishonest, and the villainous work in the production fell to him. He proved himself a safe breaker of no mean ability. Ralph Cole was seen ns Tompkins, also a butler, and like all butlers he answered the bell promptly, kept his eyes open all the time, but said little. The maid at the Compton city home was known as Williams, Miss Ethel O.riHhow. nnd the handy man. wn none other than Harold Webster. Both played their parts well. There is a vast amount of work connected with a production of this kind, and those who took the parts certainly deserve much credit. Music was furnished during the evening by the Wheeler and Seymour Orchestra. .TING POT Wagner) Thelma I dbetter was popular as Baroness Revendal, with her French accent and manners. Frau Qulxuuo, an old lady, was taken by Mary Timm, and her portrayal of a sad and broken-hearted woman was most creditable. Margaret Haddock as Kathleen O’Reilley, the Irish maid with her rcudy wit and brogue, was a grout favorite with the audience. Floyd Dougherty took the butler's role and was good In the part assigned him. The entire play was a success in every detail and not only furnished much amusement, but also Instilled u great deal of true American patriotic m into the hearts of the audience. The participants, however, received the most benefit from the instruction which they received in real dramatic art. CAST OF CHARACTERS David Quixano .............................. Edward Salzberg Vera Revendal ................................. Hilda Alcher Mendel Quixano ............................. Isadore Levine Herr Pappelmeister ......................... John Schrelber Baron Revendal ................................ Curtis Tasker Baroness Revendal ......................... Thelma I edbetter Quineey Davenport ............................. Frank Beall Frau Quixano ................................... Mary Timm Kathleen O Relllcy ....................... Margaret Haddock Butler ..................................... Floyd Dougherty [74]A MID-SUMMER NIGHTS DREAM And now for "A Mid-Summer Night's Dream," Yea, the students of M. C. II. S. attempted even Shakespeare, nnd made a success of It. as is still enthusiastically declared by every Individual of that large audience that completely Oiled the High School auditorium, on December 5. 1913. This one of Shakespeare's comedies deals with love In various forms. The dignified Grecian love is represented by Theseus, the Duke of Athens, and Htppolyta. his bride. Three other groups. Illustrating love In Its fanciful and burlesque forms, are centered about this royal couple. The affairs of Helena. Herntia. Lyaander, and Demetrius, Athenian youths, are made extremely complicated by the Interference of Puck, the little sprite who. by the magic Juice of a flower, confuses the minds of the lovers until "they know not whom they love and are sore perplexed." Mischievous Puck, repents, however, and restores the lost to their own. The next group, Tltanla. queen of the fairies, and her lord Oberon, illustrates the ridiculous side of love. Puck again Interferes and causes the beautiful queen to fall madly in love with awkward Bottom, an Athenian peasant, whom Puck has transformed Into an ass. The last group, the mechanics who gave the play. "A Tedious Brief Scene of Young Pvramus and His Love Thlsbe." illustrates love in an extreme, burlesque form. The "lady love" is rather a masculine type, all the actors being men. nnd causes a great deal of "tragic mirth." when, thinking her lover most cruelly slain by a fierce lion, Thlsbe stabs herself, and falls with a thud, whispers hoarsely: "Now am I dead. Now am I fled; Tongue, lose thy light; M.v soul is in the sky. Moon, take thy flight. Now die. die, die. die. die! " This play is especially appropriate to entertain thoroughly a mixed audience. There Is fun and dignity, that Shakespearian essential, brought out In the play by the stage setting and Greek costumes. There are highly dramatic parts; nnd finally, there is exquisite beauty, furnished by the Introduction of fairly-land where Tltanla merrily dances in the moonlit woods with Oberon. her love. The success of the artistic acting was due largely to the capable coaches. Miss Munson, Miss Hodcnbeck. and Miss Southgate. The evident success of the finances belongs to Mr. Craig, who had charge of the commercial side of the play. "But stay! 1 tell too much. The dream Is o'er." CAST OF CHARACTERS Theseus. Duke of Athens Lyaander, in love with Hermia Demetrius, his rival Kgeus. father of Hermia Philostrate. Master of Revels illppolyta. Queen of the Amaxons Hermia. In love with Lyaander Helena. In love with Demetrius Oberon. King of Fairyland Tltanla. Queen of the Fairies First Fairy Puck or Robin Goodfellow .... Frank Beall .. . William Fryer Oricn McConnell . . Esther Rommel .. . Mildred Blair . . Esther Hobart Mabel Harrington MECHANICS Nick Bottom, the Weaver Quince, the Carpenter Snug, the Joiner Flute, the Bellows-tuender Harold Nugent Raymond Frehse . Alfred Robinson Snout, the Tinker .............................. Raymond Moose Starveling, the Tailor .............................. Dean Bell Fairies, Attendants. Soldiers. SYLVIA On Mnrch 27. 1916. "Sylvia.” an operetta in two parts, was given under the direction of Miss Whipple and Miss Hobbs. Charming solos and pleasing choruses made the production very attractive. The best talent was selected for the parts, and as a result, it was one of the best home talent operettas staged here. Much credit nnd praise arc due those who worked so untiringly to make "Sylvia" a success. CAST Svlvia ......................................... Edith Young De Lacy ....................................... Harold Webster Betty ......................................... Esther Rommel William ....................... Prince Tobbvtum .............. Polly ......................... Molly ........................ Dolly ......................... Arabella ...................... Araminta ..................... Chorus Farmer girls and boys. Musical Director Miss Whipple. Coach—Miss Hobbs. PianiBt—Earl Wagner. . . . . Ronald Veal . Warren Rogers Genevieve Llest .. . Hilda Aicher Mabel Hurrington , . . Eileen Sewell Edna Elchelberg [76]THE PASSING OF THE (I ’ Mildred For fourteen years, the annual Junior play has been an event of the greatest Interest to the people of Michigan City. This year, everyone was enthusiastie when it was whispered that the ('lass of 1916 was to present Jerome K. Jerome's masterpiece "The Passing of the Third Floor Hack." The play was to be staged with only a week’s preparation, under the direction of Miss Olive Kackley. of Chicago. Never before had any Junior class presented a play in less than two weeks' time, so. when on the evening of February 26. the final curtain dropped upon one of the most difficult, most Impressive and best rendered plays ever presented by a Junior Class, the Class of 1916 had more than one feather of honor in Its cap. Marked praise is due to Miss Kackley for the capable manner In which she staged the play, and for the way in which she brought out the highest possibilities of the actors. The play is divided Into a prologue and an epilogue. The prologue deals with a modern New York boarding-house, inhabited by a diversified group of people whose lower characteristics seem to have completely overshadowed the good in them. One day a stranger, a personification of their better selves, comes to the boarding-house, and through his Influence the gross characteristics of the boarders gradually leave them, and their good qualities prevail. The epilogue deals with the samo people after they have been transformed by the stranger. The whole house is now-predominated with the spirit of love, consideration, and helpfulness, while before it was contaminated by gloom, selfishness and dissatisfaction. In the last scene, the Rtrnnger, seeing his work completed there, Paso's on to help the rest of humanity. The part of the stranger was effectively taken by lsndore Irvine, whose ability as an actor was well established last year In "The Melting Pot." His deep voice full of fueling, and his dignified stage presence especially enabled him to take the part to great advantage. Esther Rommel took the part of the landlady, a gossipy, crabby. Impatient woman in the prologue, transformed to a sweet, considerate and motherly woman In the epilogue. She was very attractive and her acting even surpassed her reputation in other plays. Stasia, the servant girl, was Edith Young. Edith's saucy ways gained much applause. Her childlike nature was the first to be won over by the stranger, and she soon changed her impudence to winning simplicity. Mary Flora Fogarty took the part of Mrs. DeHooley. a woman proud of her so-claimed relative, the Raron. She was perfectly natural in the [76] THIRD FLOOR BACK Blair) part, especially when she asked "one of the opposite sex” how ho admired a little bow perched jauntily on her shoulder. Mary Flora was received enthusiastically. The part of Miss Kite, the old maid, fell to the lot of l)orl l.oven-licrg. In the prologue, she amused the audience in so zealously keeping the wrinkles In her face carefully buried in paint and powder. In the epilogue, she won the appreciation of everyone by her artistic acting. The Tompkins family all proved themselves good actors. Major Tompkins, retired soldier, was Lloyd Pfeifer who. aided by his dignified Mage presence, took the part very well. His wife. Margaret Dunlap, quarreled with him continually before the strunger appeared. Her acting was good. Their daughter. Vivian, was Doris Card. She was well suited for the part with her nutural grace and dramatic ability. Her appearance was extremely winning. Her lovers were Stanley Cush, as Joey Wright, and Vernon Clav-pool. as Christopher Penny, the artist. Both these young men acted well. The successful lover was the artist. Stanley’s acting was especially effective where he gave Vivian to Christopher Penny, the one she loved. Bryan Sorgo took the pnrt of Harry Lorkcom, the musician. He won the favor of the audience. The one who won the greatest number of laughs from the audience was David Lllicnlhal in the part of Samuels, a Jew. This touch of comedy lightened the tension of the play and furnished amusement at the proper moments. His peculiar gestures ami startling laugh added much to his interpretation of the part and to the enjoyment of Ills hearers. The music by Mayer and Lelst orchestra completed the success of the play. With “The Passing of the Third Floor Back." as a pass word, the Class of 1916 will he admitted to any success In theatricals. CAST OF CHARACTERS Mrs. Sharp, landlady ...... The Stranger .............. Stasia, servant girl ...... Mrs. DeHooley ............. Mrs. Tompkins ............. Major Tompkins ............ Vivian, their daughter . ... Miss Kite ................. Jake Samuels, a Jew ....... Joey Wright ............... Christopher Penny, an artist Harry Larkcom, musician . . .. . Bather Rommel . .. . Isadore Levine ...... Edith Young Mary Flora Fogarty . . Margaret Dunlap ..... Lloyd Pfeifer ......... Doris Card . . . Doris Levon berg . . . David Lilienthal ..... Stanley Cush . . . Vernon Claypool ....... Bryan Sorge[77]SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (By Mildred Blair) Rah! Rah! Rah! Zip! Boom! Bah! “She Stoops to Conquer!” Ha! Ha! Ha! “She Stoops to Conquer.” the famous Senior Play of April 23. 1915, was greeted by a storm of applause and many an uproarious “Ha! Ha! Ha!” from the enthusiastic audience which witnessed the performance. For where could you find a more side-splitting comedy than "She Stoops to Conquer?” Who dared give Oliver G’s masterpiece,” you ask? Why the famous Class of 1915, backed by Miss Vail, Miss Pearson and Mr. Wilson ! Success was written in bold letters everywhere. The auditorium, prettily decorated in the class colors green and white, was packed. The High School Orchestra, under the direction of Miss Whipple, furnished splendid music. The Senior Class sat in a body and entertained the audience in general and themselves in particular by singing original class songs; and to crown all, the sum of two hundred dollars was cleared. As the play was given for the benefit of the “Elstonian,” the financial aid was well appreciated. The scene of the play is laid in England in about 1770. It illustrates the dress and customs of the period. The rich old mahogany, the braided rugs, the spinning wheel by the open fireplace, the quaint costumes and the general diction of the play created the old English atmosphere. The Hardcastles portrayed the proper, reserved life of one class of people, while the wine-house scene, changed to the “Three Pigeons” coffee house, effectively portrayed the care-free, riotous life of inn frequenters. Comedy bubbles forth from every one of the five acts of the play. The humor is supplied by Hardcastle’s awkward servants, Marlow’s bashfulness. Mrs. Hardcastle’s troubles, and the rollicking character of Tony Lumpkin. “She Stoops to Conquer” was throughout, a play of action artistically portrayed. The part of Mr. Hardcastle, an old-fashioned, eccentric man too proud of his ancestors, was unusually well interpreted by Donald Smith. He acted the part of a lordly old man. with a stiff leg and a warning forefinger, to perfection. Goldie Shepherd cleverly took the part of his wife, a nervous but extremely fashionable old woman. Her favorite ac- tions were a low courtesy, a sublime smile and an “Oh, Mr. Hastings,” when she was flattered, and a piercing shriek and clenched fists when her will was crossed. Her acting was splendid. The part of Kate, the daughter of the Hardcastles. was taken by Grace Peterson. She "stooped to conquer” when she disguised herself as a maid to win young Marlow’s love. Her captivating appearance and her coquettish manner won the heart of the audience. Kate was truly beautiful. The general favorite was Leo Rosenak in the part of Tony Lumpkin, tin mischievous, overgrown, red-wigged, pampered son of Mrs. Hardcastle. He won the audience with his beaming face, snappy riding whip and the humorous pranks he played on his nervous mother. The part of Miss Constance Neville, the niece of Mrs. Hardcastle, was well taken by Mary Timm. Mrs. Hardcastle greatly desired Tony to marry Constance, so that she might reserve Constance’s jewels for the family, but since the dear children so heartily hated each other, the match was impossible. Mary had a good stage appearance and a becoming dignity. Young Charles Marlow, Kate Hardcastle’s suitor, was Earl Wagner. His gorgeous clothes and powdered wig gave him a striking appearance. Earl kept up his reputation as a splendid actor. His acting in the bashful scenes was especially amusing. His friend. George Hastings, was Clayton Adams. Hastings was Miss Neville’s lover, whom Tony liked because he relieved him of his uncongenial cousin. Clayton acted very well, especially in the scenes in which Marlow and he appeared together. Sir Charles Marlow, an old friend of Mr. Hardcastle, was well taken by Ralph Cole. Stingo, the landlord of the “Three Pigeons,” was a striking character of ample size and a red nose. Lawrence Ixwenberg took this part. Curtis Shreve, Harold Webster, Carl Schacht, and Ronald Veal were the awkward servants of Mr. Hardcastle and the hilarious characters in the “Three Pigeons” coffee house. Ellen Damerow was the maid to Miss Hardcastle, and Mabel Harrington, the maid of the "Three Pigeons.” Too much credit and appreciation cannot be given to the coaches, Miss Vail and Miss Pearson, and the stage manager, Mr. Wilson, for the hours of work they willingly spent to make the first Senior play the great success it was. [78][79]SENIOR SONGS THE CLASS OF NINETEEN FIFTEEN (Sung to the tune of “Auld Lang Syne") Oh. Stop! Look! Listen! don’t you ever dare To pass us by, For we’re the class that always catches Everybody’s eye. CHORUS For we’re the best in all the land. For this we’ll take our stand. And if you’ll note our talent great. You’ll need not ask us why. So Rah! Rah! Rah! flintr up the white and green. For this we’ll fight. For our dear class we’ll live or die. We’re loyal that is why. CHORUS Yes for old “Fifteen” we will die, The ones of brilliant wit, For we’re the Senior class so great. Take off your hats to it! FAREWELL SONG (Sung to “Peg O’ My Heart Waltz ') We are leaving this dear school house. Never to return. Farewell, Freshmen. Sophomores, Juniors, Teachers just as well. Time has called us from your presence On to college now. You will miss our smiling faces, There is not a doubt. Now to Juniors coming after. Be good Seniors, do— Like the ones who were before you. Brilliant, loyal, true. Now once more we say farewell To all in M. C. High. Our request is to all classmen Watch the “Fifteens" rise. A SENIOR TOAST (Sung to “Frat") Here's to old “Nineteen Fifteen!’’ Here’s to the Senior class! Here’s to the ones who know all, Whom none can e’er surpass! Here’s to the good old teachers. Patient and kind always! Here’s to old “Nineteen Fifteen," Here’s to our High School Days! Here’s to our grand "Elstonian!” Here’s to our noble staff! Here’s to the ones who worked so hard— Work that’s not done in half! rso] Here’s to the teachers faithful, Kathbun, Pearson, Watson, Vail! Here’s to the grand "Elstonian,” That can never fail! Here’s to "She Stoops to Conquer,” Here’s to the Senior Play! Here’s to tin ones who coached it Working both night and day! Here’s to the famous actors Furnishing mirth and glee! Here’s to "She Stoops to Conquer,” Hail, ever hail to thee!181]ORCHESTRA A year or two ago a movement in the direction of establishing an orchestra was started; but not until the present time has a satisfactory result been attained. A surprising amount of talent has been shown by its members who are under the direction of Miss Whipple. Although not very large, the orchestra has been able to put forth some of the best overtures written. Special hours once a week are set aside for practice, at which time the members prepare themselves to the best of their ability. The orchestra plays for the various public programs, such as the initial meeting of the "Student Body Organization,” operetta. "Sylvia.” and "She Stoops to Conquer." The following members are in the orchestra: Director—Miss Whipple Violins 1st Violins 2nd Violins Lawrence Levenberg Ri hard Washburn Thelma Ledbetter Helen Ranthum Egon Hirschman Marie Brown Doris Card Klizabeth Youngnickle Eleanor Kromshinsky Euphonium; Drums—Leo Rosenak, Orland Banning Slide Trombone—Mr. Fuller Pianist—Miss Whipple CHORUS SINGING The High School this year has choruses of which we may be proud, since much musical talent is evidenced in the school by the various members. With the aid of two very competent directors, Miss Whipple and Miss Staiger, our music has been brought to a high standard of excellence, and the best variety of classical and popular music is sung. There are two divisions in singing because of the great number of pupils. The leading chorus, consisting of Sophomores and Juniors, is directed by Miss Whipple, while the second division numbering about one hundred P'reshmen meets with Miss Staiger. From these two bodies are chosen the singers for the Commencement Exercises, and on this occasion they render music of a very difficult character. In connection with the chorus work, there is a (Ilee Club made up of sixteen students selected from the entire school. This club meets once a week, and its ambition is to be able to sing correctly and harmoniously noted compositions. Before leaving the chorus department, much credit must be given the pianists, two members of the Class of 1915, the Misses Edna Westphal and Esther Hobart, whose untiring efforts have helped to raise the standard of the work. 1821IS3J SOCIETY 1914-1915 BOYS’ ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION DANCE Programme dances are by no means common in our school, so when the classes of 1914-1915 and the Boys' Athletic Association decided to give one on December eighteenth every one was excited about it. More than forty couples attended the party, and it proved that we could manage formal dances as well as informal. SOPHOMORE RECEPTION The first social event of the school year occurred on October second, when the Sophomores gave a reception to the Freshmen. The halls were beautifully decorated with autumn leaves and foliage. A grand march, led by Nellie Stipp and Lloyd Powell, was the first thing on the programme. Songs, games, shadow pictures, a humorous sketch, and dancing followed. A splendid speech was given by Mr. Keeler, also a welcome address by Maurice Birk. president of the Sophomore class, with a response by Edwin Brown, representing the Freshmen. Delicious refreshments were served by the committee in charge of the party. A reception by the Sophomores is given annually, to the entering Freshman class. BOYS’ ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION DANCE The Boys’ Athletic Association is expected to be able to manage basketball games and track meets, but you would hardly believe that its members can handle dances as well as they do. They gave their first dance on October the ninth, in the West Assembly of the High School, and every one enjoyed it. Of course, it was not as formal as the Sophomore Reception, but it was not quite so exclusive, either. Later a tea-dance was given, a little out of the ordinary, and enjoyed by everyone. “WHISPERINGS OF THE FUTURE’’ From the numerous Junior Class meetings, the “conflabs” in the halls, and comments of Junior girls of, “What are you going to wear?” we have come to the conclusion that they are planning to give the Seniors their reception, about the third of June. This will, of course, out do any other event in our school society and we are very grateful to the Juniors for it. VICTROLA CONCERTS Guess what I saw this morning in our school ? It scarce seemed true, ’twas so against the rule. A jolly man, with smooth and shining locks. Who smiled, and bowed, and played a music box. We stretched our necks to see him play,— A sight we’ll not forget in many a day; For who d’.vou suppose that jolly man could be? Why Milo M. our principal, you see! A new feature introduced this Semester into our High School life is the Monday morning exercises consisting of Vic-trola concerts, which have been greatly enjoyed by the students. The Victrola was presented to the school by an unknown friend who surely had an interest in the social life of the school. The gift has been thoroughly appreciated. Records have been furnished at different times by Mrs. W. W. Pepple, Miss Elba Fickel. and the following members of the student body: Grace Kerri- gan, Mildred Riley, Dean Bell and Genevieve Leist. SENIOR SOCIETY In the world of pink and white, The Seniors started out one night, And as you will plainly see, Launched in high society. It was a dance never to be forgotten by the thirty couples who attended it. This party took place in the West Assembly of the High School on October thirtieth. Every one enjoyed it so much, that on November the ninth, another was given. This time they chose Niemer Hall, and the dance was such a great success that some folks are still talking alx ut it. Next came that memorable sleighride. when we proved that we could manage something besides dances. On January the fourteenth, (not a dark and stormy night) we took a ride out to Carver’s country home. Delicious refreshments were served, and every one had a jolly time. Though we had to walk half the distance, we would all do it again, just to hear Ronald say. "Oh. gosh! I pushed last time," or Earl’s remark about the ditch. The Seniors’ by-word the next day, was “Wake me up, when it is time to recite.” 184)l»5JBENEFITS ARISING FROM ISSUING A HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK (By L. W. Keeler) There is a question in the minds of people, who are not entirely familiar with school work, as to the value of school activities which, on the surface, may not appear to be consonant with the regular run of school work. It is worth while considering whether this point of view is justified. It is not difficult to see that there are certain definite benefits arising from the inclusion, as a part of school life, of activities which are not directly connected with the studies set forth in the curriculum; as in the case of the issuance of the year book. There are benefits which accrue not only to the pupil who finds himself in any way connected with the enterprise; but also to the school as a whole. Taking the later point of view first; the carrying out of an enterprise of this kind increases the feeling of solidarity within the class, the membership of which finds itself brought together upon a subject which requires team work on the part of all; something which furnishes a common basis of interest and which leads all within the group to do the very best possible for that group. Such an experience as this is valuable since it prepares for the community activities and social organizations with which every boy and girl will be brought into vital contact after school life is over. Furthermore, the pursuance of an undertaking of this kind furnishes a focus within the life of the class, or of the school, around which may lie gathered many of the happier memories of school days, which we all acknowledge to be a part of the benefits which we carry away when we leave school. It is not so much the thing we know which means the most in after life, as it is the relations which we establish with those with whom we are associated while in school; and every activity which tends to bring pupils closer together, which tends to establish co-operation, which tends to make for friendly rivalry in the effort to promote the interests of the whole body, has its decided benefit. In addition to the benefits derived by a group within the school, the working up of a successful year book cannot fail to develop the boy or girl who is fortunate enough to have a part in this work. We often find that the work of the school leaves the pupil ungrounded in the practical aspect of life, there is too little to which he can point with definite assurance and say "I did this;” and therefore a thing which is the work of his hands and his head,—which he can see as concrete evidence of his activity,—has its benefits. This work serves, also, to develop the personality of the pupil engaged upon it. He comes to feel his ability to grasp a practical thing and put it through, and it should result in the increase of his assurance in his own power, thereby making for success in after undertakings. Finally, whatever may be the pupil’s prospective post in life after leaving school it is well to have had the training and experience which comes from contact with a practical business problem such as the issuance of a year book must necessarily be. Here he is brought face to face with a very practical thing; a thing which must be a success, if it is to be worth the effort and time given to it, and it therefore serves to develop his knowledge of the relationship of the essential and the nonessential which is at the bottom and foundation of a business success. THANK YOU! Miss Watson and Miss Rathbun, The critics of our book,— Accept our heart-felt praises, For the careful pains you took;— For countless hours of labor. For patience with out end; For helpful words and sympathy, For the counsel of a friend. Our work is now completed. And rest is soon in store. We pause once more to thank you And shall forevermore. [861 DREDWULF (By Mildred Illair) I THE HERO Heard ye the tale of Dredwulf, the hero, How o’er the Britons he gained such a victory? Mighty was Dredwulf, and stately in stature. Born of a giant and bred in the forest; Fiery his eyes were and mammoth his forehead Fierce was his anger and most bold his courage, Through the woods walked he seeking for battles. Battles with mortals to gain for him vic’tries. II DREDWULP'8 INSPIRATION Once by the raging sea he was walking While roaring and seething it boiled in confusion. “Father, Great Tiu,” cried he in emotion, “Tell me of peoples whom we can be kings of. Hungry are warriors for fighting and battles, Thirsty for blood of a fierce conquered nation!” Then from the roar of the turbulent waters Spoke a great voice, to the black heavens resounding. “Go to the Albion, the weak Celtic Nation, Make them your slaves and kill their religion.” Then the sea calmed and the great voice ceased speaking. “To this strange ‘White Land’ go we tomorrow. Over the whale-bath I and my athelings.” Thus vowed the leader of Angles and Saxons. III THE VOYAGE Most like a bird flew the sea-steed from Denmark, Leaving the threat’ning forests behind it; Pressing on, eager to conquer more peoples. Days passed, and nights, yet chalk cliffs appeared not. No Celtic Nations and no reeking battles. Black frowned the heavens and sharp blew the north winds. High lashed the foam ’round the neck of the sea-swan. Ghastly the air was with gaseous vapors, Vapors arising from depths in the ocean. Bravely the sea-steed flew on through all weather, Till to the shores of the country she brought them. Great was their joy when they saw there the people Whom in a day would be killed by the hundreds. IV THE BATTLE High from the skiff they leaped to the chalk cliffs, Dredwulf, the hero, roaring and shouting. Sprang then the Angles on all the Britons, Spearing them through and their bone-casings smashing. Red ran the blood of the fierce slaughtered nation; Ran down in rivers to meet the vast ocean. Loud laughed the Angles and shrill screamed the Britons, Fleeing to Wales from the Angles and Saxons. V DREDWULF’S GLORY Then a great feast to his athelings gave Dredwulf. Gave he a feast of the non slaughtered Britons. Loud laughed the waves and loud spoke great Tiu, Praising the deeds of Dredwulf the hero. Great was the honor his bold warriors paid him. Crowned they him “Dredwulf. The King of the Nation.” So ends the tale of Dredwulf the mighty, Dredwulf, the hero of Angles and Saxons. [87JTHE MERMAIDENS (By Katherine It. Woods) I sat day-dreaming on the end of a rooky promontory which Jutted far into the misty sea. Idly. I fingered a strange flower which had been brought from the top of an almost inaccessible cliff. rnconsciously I pressed the flower, making a drop of nectar fall from (he blossom. In amazement I saw forming near me in the mists, the figure of a man wearing a shining war-byrny and carrying a spear. He spoke and this is his story: “None but myself and my twenty thanes know of the strange power of that nectar. Came I. Saewoden. and uiy twenty thanes, flying home to the land of the Geats in our sea-wood, most like to a bird, after a successful raid on the people of the land of the Noemans. The candle of the gods, high in the heavens, shed a bright light over the dancing waves, the shining shore aud the groves, all behung with blossoms. “Suddenly. In the foam and wavy sea near our ship, appeared many mermaids. Their merry, happy laughter rippled over the sunlit, sparkling water. They leaped into the air and dove again dcop into the sea. They tossed spruy up into the faces of my entranced thanes, who with outstretched, eager hands tried in vain to touch one of the merry creatures. It seemed as if we glided through a dream of merry laughter and music, sent to us by the gods. What u merry life they led, sporting in the water and singing with a care-free heart all day! "I-ate that evening, after the dividing of our spoils, as I lay looking up at the wondrous Jewels of the gods, there drifted to me from far o’er the waves a song of such sadness, longing, despair and melody, as 1 never before had heard. No words could be distinguished, only the wondrous music, pouring out from a yearning, heartbroken soul. Clearer, more distinct, more agonizing it grow, drawing me in a trance to the side of the ship, where my thanes knelt, silently listening. Slipping into the water, I swam slowly as If drawn by an unseen, irresistible force toward the sound. In the soft evening light. 1 beheld a mermuiden reaching far out into the night, und straining and pushing from u rock to which she was evidently held captive. Her song was one of love, despair and yearning for her friends and their care-free life. Then with a sobbing note which rose and fell in the loneliness of the night, she sunk from sight. "In a frenzy, I dove and swam toward the place. There saw 1 her clinging to a rock, her slender body shaken with voiceless grief. Hearing my call she started In terror, crying, ’Go back! Go back! O stop! Stop!' “This did I. and in silence we rose to the surface where she told me her story. "Wandering far from her gay companions one day, she had explored this region, but. on wishing to return, she found herself held captive not by chains, but by a magic spell. She could not pass the huge rock. Every Jrop of water seemed to hold her back and. struggle as she might, she could not break free from the little demons. What could break their |s wer. she did not know. "On the distant beach we tied our sea-steed and for days in council we discussed means for breaking the chain. Every evening her soul-stirring song drifted to us o’er the path of the whales. At last we knew that our plans were useless. “Theokrist. my boldest thane, in a mood of adventure, took his unused wings given him by Aerio, the god of the air. With wings in place, as high as the highest cliff, started he to fly. Ever upward he struggled, with an energy almost supernatural. Weaker and weaker he grew toward the last but he continued to mount higher. At times, however, his strength gave way and he lost the distance gamed, but at last he was as high as the cliff. His object was won! Snutching a blossom hanging over tlu» brink, down, down. down, he fell but at great effort he got control of his wings and landed lightly by the camp. In an hour, because or his great exhaustion, this, my boldest thane, left us for the Council of the Mighty in the land of the Hereafter. "Taking the flower with me as a parting gift. I went to tell the mer-maidcu of our departure and that we were unable to free her. "On hearing the message, she crushed the flower and. with a cry of despulr, sank beneath the waves. Almost Instantly in the sea far beyond me. she reappeared. She sang but her song was changed; now it told of the freedom, happiness and triumph of a soul. Broken was the power of the water by the nectar of the snow-white flower! She was free! Quickly she departed over the sea. singing her song of freedom, leaving me a wonderful shell, which holds her song of captivity. Departed we then o’er the wavy sea in our wave-house of warriors, in triumph and Joy to the land of our people.” Slowly and silently the figure vanished in the mists. At my feet lay the withered flower and u shell of wonderful colors. 1 held it to my ear and then heard the song of the captive mermaid. In no other song save this, have I heard that melody. [88]THE GB 1910 was the banner year for football in Michigan City High School! Team after team had been engaged in mortal combat and always the Crimson came out of the fray blessed with victory. One team alone stood between Michigan City and the championship. Ask any High School student—be he Freshman or Senior—ask him over whom he would rather see Michigan City triumph, whom he would see rolling in the dust, groveling in defeat—ask them all, and, in grand unison, they will rise and answer, “South Bend!” So it was in 1910, is now, and always will be. South Bend and Michigan City were, on a certain Saturday in early November, to play for the championship of northern Indiana. The reader can easily imagine the over-wrought nerves and high-strung tem-I)cr.s ijossessed by the eleven men who composed the High school team. Driven to the limit of their endurance all the fore part of the week in strenuous practice, and talked into a gibbering thirst for the blood of their prospective foes the latter part, they were in an excellent football mood. It was Michigan City’s chance to avenge years of defeats at the hands of their heavier opponents, and they had been told that they must win or—“Well, there were no two ways about it,” the coach had said. Preliminaries were over, and the squad trotted through the entrance of the ball-park, across the bare, white-lined space of the playing field. A hum of excitement arose from the spectators who lined the sides, as the captain appeared carrying the :eat game ball. After him. followed the rest of the team, substitutes trailing behind. At a sharp “Hup!” from the captain, the squad assumed formation and went through signal practice. The main purpose of which was to ward off stage fright, and warm up the athletes. While the team was thus engaged, sharp staccato yells came from the rooters’ section. Dimly the players heard them; indistinct, as in a dream, came the hum of the excited on-lookers. Better they heard the low-voiced entreaty of their captain pleading with them to “make it snappy! Fellows, snappy!” and. “get a life there, you! Get some pep!” After a few plays had been run off. the team gathered in council in one corner of the field, surrounded by admiring small boys. The players listening, with benumbed senses, to the coach giving his final instructions, which invariably ended with "play clean and hard.” They comprehended but little of what he said. Some, especially the youngsters, began to notice a sickening sensation in the pit of the stomach. They caught themselves lifting an arm, now and then, to see if it still possessed any strength. They felt weak, and wondered idly how much longer their knees would support them without trembling. Cracking hollow jokes in hollower voices, they laughed immoderately without knowing why. Then, when they thought they could stand it no longer, the referee's whistle blew shrill and loud. The game was to start. 189]They walked to their position in a daze. A deep silence fell while the teams lined up for the kick. The referee’s voice rang out, “Michigan City ready?” and the captain waved assent. “South Bend ready?”—and “smack!” the ball sailed up and off. The game was on! Into the blurred vision of the Michigan City players came plunging the foe. Weakly it seemed to them, they met this charge. But to their surprise, the heavens did not thunder, the earth tremble, nor the universe tumble into chaos, when the South Benders failed. Michigan City was playing against mortal foes who would fall the same as any other players, when hard hit. The Crimson awoke from its trance. South Bend could be beaten and they would do it now! The complete story of this game would be interesting, but I will tell only of the turning point, when the die was cast, and how it fell. The game was almost done. The Michigan City team had. by hammering and battering at its invincible foes, driven them to the very shadows of its goal pasts. Backward had the mighty South Bend team been pushed, fighting desperately over every inch of ground. Once and twice had Michigan City hurled itself against that stubborn resistance, and failed to gain. If they failed once more the ball would go to South Bend and all chance of victory would be forever gone. The crowd, sensing the climax of the long struggle, was hushed and still. Slowly the quarterback yelled his signals between gasps for breath. ‘101—62—108,” and every man on the team knew that he was calling for Michigan City’s last resort—a drop kick. The captain hesitated a brief moment—‘‘All right, fellows! but you’ll have to hold!” South Bend, guessing the play, gritted their teeth and growled, “Block that kick! Block that kick!” The two lines of players crouched opposite each other. Desperate fear in one, desperate hope in the other. The ball flew back into the wide-spread fingers of the waiting captain. The two lines flung themselves at each other, Michigan City blocking and holding desperately; South Bend, a crowd of dodging, pushing, swearing maniacs, all with the one set purpose—to block that kicker. He, as if unaware of the struggle around him, calmly measured the distance with his eye, and the ball sped true to its mark, over South Bend’s goal posts. With it sped the hopes of revenge and victory, all realized. Score: Michigan City 3, South Bend 0! What followed was unimportant in comparison. It was the violent rejoicings of the followers of the Crimson; the wild fantasy of hopes suddenly realized. Imagine Balboa discovering the Pacific after years of travel, Columbus when he first saw land; they only discovered an ocean or a new continent, but Michigan City had at last beaten South Bend, and their joy was unbounded! This part of the game is beyond the pen. Down the years of athletic history that will follow, this game will always stand as the game in which Michigan City not only won the Championship, but humbled South Bend while she won it. —Donald B. Smith. 190]THE SENIOR ACT I. Scone: Lower hall near the bulletin board in the Isaac ( . Elston IliKh School. Time: May 10. 1915. ACT II. Scene: A class meeting of the Senior Class Time: Same as above. EPILOGUE Scene: Commencement night Auditorium of High School. CAST OF CHARACTERS Ronald Veal Editor of Year Book -(Cutlets) Clarence Barfknecht President of Class—iKarkle) Clayton Adams (Addie or Pat) Ralph Cole—(Slivers) Egon lllrschmati (Ignats) Walter Peterson—(Pete) Curtis Shreve—(Curt) Donald Smith (Banker) Ixmls Strlebel (Strieb) Karl Wagner— (Wiggle) Harold Webster—(BingoI Frank Wentland -(Short) Ed ward O'Donnell (Eddie) Mary Timm—Vice President of Class Mildred Blair—Secretary of Class Eileen Sowell Grace Peterson Mable Harrington Genevieve I eist Goldie Shepherd (The curtain goes up on u group of Seniors, standing in the middle of the hall). Donald Smith: I don't see why we can't have a decent Athletic team here. Now before 1 left school, we always had good teams, especially football, and now we don't even have a football team. I hope they have a physical director next year to coach these teams and get one winning squad out of the lot anyway. Clayton Adams: Well. I tell you. Banker, you see it's like this. The fellows up here In school don't give a hang if we lose or win. They can't see the benefit derived from having a winning team. What do some of these fellows care for prestige as an athlete? There are some mighty good athletes if they would come out. but to get good basketball you can’t turn out a team with only six or seven men out for practice, and this is the reason In a nut-shell. There isn't enough spirit up here to turn out a parchesl or a checker team. Harold Webster: What’s the use of worrying? Wo wont be here next year. Adams: You can't tell. Bingo, stranger things than that have hap- pened. you havon't the diplomn yet. (Enter Mable Harrington Mary Timm Eileen Sewell.) Mable Harrington: Well, you are a fine lot of boys, you are! Here we have u swell chance to be original, and you fellows turn It down. Stricbcl: Mable, what are you fuming about, anyway? Enlighten us and relieve this awful suspense. Mable: Well I mean that trick of yours, turning down the dress suits. We hnd planned so much on the fellows wearing them at. graduation and at the reception. [91] SCANDAL Webster: Who is “WE?” Mablc: O, the whole class. Smith: You mean the feminine portion of the class, don't you? Mary Timm: No. wo don't mean the Kiris. Some of the fellows want dress suits too. Smith: Name tho traitors. Mary: Well, there Is—there is—tho----- Veal: Your memory fails you. Mary. Chorus of Girls: I think you are horrid! (Exit Girls) (Fellows laugh. Enter Walter Peterson). Peterson: Fellows, what's all this talk about dress suits, anyway? Adams: O. the girls want us to wear dress suits at the exercise and reception. We all kicked and expect to vote it down at the meeting tonight. Are you with us? Peterson: I don't know. If you have dress suits, that gives my dad a chance to make some of them. Webster: Don't get excited over that! We are expecting to rent or borrow them. Peterson: Sure I'm with you. I don't want to wear a coat that keeps tickling you behind the knees and an economical vest Smith: Here comes Short Wentland. Wouldn't he look cute with a dress suit on? Chorus of Fellows: Just beautiful! Veal: The Janitors wouldn't need to sweep the floor next day. Short's coat would do all that. (Enter Frank Wentland). Adams: Say. Short, do you want to wear a dress suit? Wentland: Who, me? Well. 1 should say not. Smith: Well, there's another one to our worthy cau o. Maybe we'll beat the fair ones out after all. Edward O'Donnell: What's the use of arguing? If we don't want to wear them, we won’t, that's all. All the Fellows: You are right. Eddie. We refuse to look like a bunch of scarecrows. (Enter Clarence barfknecht. President of class) Barfknecht: All you fellow be sure and be at the meeting tonight. Ralph Cole: Hank on us. Itarkie. I wore a dress suit at our Junior Play, and I got my share of it. They are too uncomfortable. Smith: Well. I guess we have all the fellows lined up on our side, and even if the girls do vote us down, we are the ones to wear tho suits and I say we refuse to wear them. Strike or do something but let's not be the goat for all the High School wits for years to come. All the Fellows: We second that, old boy! (CURTAIN). ACT III (The curtain goes up on a Senior Class meeting, and Clarence IJarf-knecht in the chair).The Chairman: The meeting will pi coho comp to order. and the sec- retary will please read the minutes. Curtis Shrove: Mr. President. Chairman: Mr. Shrove. Shrove: I move we dispense with the rending of the minutes. Voice From the Class: 1 second it. Mr. Chairman: It has been moved and seconded that the reading of the minutes ho dispensed with. All In favor signify by saying "Aye." Class: Aye. The Chairman: The “Ayes" have it. Before we begin the business of the meeting. 1 wish to say that I am no longer a member of the school, and for that reason I shall hand the chair over to Miss Timm, the Vice-President. Miss Timm will please take the chair with my compliments. I'm through being the 'Goat of the class. Voice From the Rear: Say. Bnrkie. Is it h high chair? Another Senior: Here’s a rattle to go with it. Mary. (Miss Timm takes the chair, and immediately takes on an important air. Klleen Sewell: Madam President. Chairman: Miss Sewell. Klleen: Everybody. I think, knows the purpose of this meeting hut for the benefit of those who are not familiar with the facts. I'll endeavor to explain. For several years there has been an attempt made to have the fellows of the graduating class wear dress suits at the exercises and reception. It has failed every year, and this year we mean to carry It through. I think It would be original, and would surely make an excel- lent impression on the audience. It would also give the festivities which go with graduation a more unified air as everybody would he dressed alike and no Jealousy would result because some are able to pay more for their suits than others. The reason we want this is for the originality of the plan. Smith: Miss President. Chairman: Mr. Smith. Smith: I would like to ask Miss Sewell if that is her Idea of original- ity to have everybody dressed alike. It would make us look like a hunch of convicts dressed Just the same. I suppose that would Just suit the girls. Everyone knows It's no easy matter to sit up on that stage for a couple of hours just as though we were on exhibition, and it surely would be ten times worse to wear an outfit like that Then, at the reception, we would be a pretty bunch of birds with those swallow tail coats. The thermometer at about 106 as It usually Is at that time of the year, and then, girls, imagine us dressed tip as though we were at a charity ball with the admission price at about ten dollars per couple! It's not for me. I'll take my diploma In the otllce or any place, and stay home reception night and really enjoy myself, if forced to wear a regalia like that. (Cries of "I’m with you.” and "Thut's the stuff." heard. All the fellows except one agree). Mr. Barfknecht: Madam chairman. Chairman: Mr. Barfknecht? Barfknecht: What’s the use of fighting? Nobody lias made a motion to have the fellows wear dress suits and since we have made up our minds not to wear them even if it is passed over our heads. I think it would be advisable to have the meeting adjourn. I make a motion to that effect. Ralph Cole: I second the motion. (Cries of "No, no. Piker, and Soreheads" are heard from all parts of the room. Only Kiris’ voices are heard, however). Chairman: It has been moved and seconded that we adjourn. All those in favor signify by the sign ’Aye.’ All Boys but One: ’Aye. Chairman: Those opposed? Oirls and One Fellow: ’No!' Chairman: The “Nays” have It. The meeting la not adjourned. Goldie Shepherd: Miss Chairman. Chairman: Mias Shepherd. Goldie shepherd: In Mr. Barfknechl’s talk. I believe he said the hoys of the class would not wear dress suits even if it would be passed by the A-sembly. Now It is customaiv. when a motion has been pasted l»y an assembly of any kind, to have the members abide by the actions of the majority of those assembled. It would be an unusual thing. Indeed, to have the Senior Class pass this resolution and have those affected by the resolution refuse to obey it. I hope that the girls will vote for this resolution. and I know the boys will wear the dress suits. Ronald Veal: I wish to say that Miss Shepherd knows wrong, as we have made up our minds not to wear dress suits, and will Miss Shepherd please tell me to what motion she refers? There is no motion before the house, and how can there be any debate without anything to debate about'’ We are wasting valuable time, and I move we adjourn. Clayton Adams: 1 second the motion. Chairman: It has been moved and seconded that Mr. Shreve: Madam President. I rise to u point of order. Chairman: Will Mr. Shreve please state his point of order? Shreve: Mr. Veal did not address the chair, and therefore was not recognized, and his motion is not in order. The Chairman: The point is well taken. tSix Seniors Jump up at the same time and all call. ’Madam President.') The President: Miss or. Miss Miss Harrington! Mahle Harrington: I move that the boys shall wear drew suits at the graduation exercises and at the reception. Genevieve Leist: 1 second that motion. Chairman: The motion will not be put to vote right away, as I sup- pose many of you wish to debate the question. Louis Striebel and Clayton Adams will you please stop talking and listen to what I have to say? It Is very Important! The question is now open for debate. Mr. Adams: O. worthy President, Chairman: Mr. Adams. Addle: Striebel uud I humbly beg your pardon for disturbing you. but we had something very important to discuss ourselves. If it Isn’t too much bother for you. I would like to know whether that statement about your speech being very important was Just confidence or plain conceit. Several of us have been debating that point here, and have decided to ask you about It. The Chairman: (Icily) That Is out of order, Mr. Adams! Mr. Adams: I again beg your pardon. Ronald Veal: Will someone please tell tne why dresa suits arc 21favored an the costume for graduation? I set no reason for It. They don't look good. I never wore one. but they look stiff and uncom fort able, and I can’t figure out why we should wear them. Mildred Blair: Madam President. Chairman: Miss Blair. Miss Blair: Of course it can be easily seen why the hoys of the class do not want to wear the dress suits. But 1 think if the majority of the class votes to have them, the boys should wear them, and not refuse. If a law is made by the city council and somebody does Just what the law says not to do. ho Is brought to Justice. I think the boy should wear those suits if the class passes the motion. Smith: (growling aside» And I suppose we’ll he pinched and fined a dollar and cost if we refuse to wear those society rags. Kgon lllrschman: (aside to Smith! Well. I’ll pay Klevon-seventy. rather than wear a swallow tail coat. Smith: Same here—If I had It. Ralph Cole: Gee. I’ll bet I’d have to lay it out In the county Jail, but I wont wear one of those things. Clayton Adams: Madam President. President: Mr. Adams. Adams: There has been a lot of useless arguing here tonight, und nothing has come of it. or will come of it. There lias not been a single point in all tills debate to show why we should wear the dress suits. Miss Sewell, a little while ago. said it would cause Jealousy. A fellow doesn’t care a bang what the other fellow has. It Is only the girls that are always getting Jealous about clothes. Nobody ever heard a fellow come up to another and tell him how fine his coat fits In the back, or he likes the way the pockets are stitched on. hut how many times have you heard these remarks. ’Say that hangs swell.’ 'I Just adore the way the flounce fit .’ or some such things as that. I don’t know a thing about girls’ fashions, and I can assure you. Miss President, und the rest of the class that there will he no hard feelings when we wear the suits we expect to. I think this eruption will cause more hard feelings and antagonism than all the plain every-day suits put together. Grace Peterson: Madam President. President: Miss Peterson. Grace: Wo will now come back to the other question. Isn’t there 193] com© way that the boys can be made to wear them If It Is passed by the house? Louis Strlebel: There Is not. Harold Webster: (Aside) Strlebel ought to know. He’s secretary of the Students' Association. Veal: How about it? Is there anything in Roberts' Rules of Order about enforcing the action of the house? President: I don't know. 1 will have to see Mr. Parsons; he Is the authority on that subject. Karle Wagner: Madam President. President: Mr. Wagner. Wagner: I haven't said anything on the subject yet. but I think we ought to wear dress suits as it Is cheaper. We won't have to buy a new suit then. All we'll have to do Is rent a dress suit. Smith: How about buying shirts, collars, ties, patent leather shoes or pumps? Wagner: They can be used any time. Smith: So can a suit of clothes. I would have to buy one anyway, and I'd rather buy a suit of clothes than a pair of patent leather pumps. President: It is now five o’clock and the meeting will have to adjourn. The vote on the motion before the house will be taken at the next meeting. A motion for adjournment is now in order. (All Seniors troupe out without waiting for a motion to be made). Scene: Auditorium slug© In Isaac C. Klston High School. Time: Commencement Night. (Curtain goes up as the class marches upon the stage). The only dress suits seen are worn by Superintendent Keeler and the Commencement speaker. The girls of the class look upon the boys attired in plain blue Knglish suits, with disgust and disappointment. The boys In turn are pleased with their victory, but as the speaker starts his speech entitled "Co-operation,” all enmity and jealousy disappear. and the class ends its existence in perfect harmony and accord. (CURTAIN). KPII.OGI'K.(Weeded and cared for by Mildred Blair) Johnny-Jump-up . Bitter Sweet .... Grace Peterson Evergreen ... Every Freshman Sweet William . . . .. William Hildebrandt Ki Harney Rose .... Mary Flora Fogarty Lady Slipper Golden Glow . .. . Kenneth Powell Carnation Pink Rose Morning Glory .. Goldie Shepherd Rabbit Ears ... Raymond Frehse Myrtle Daisy Melba Blomquist Touch-me-not Doris Card Fringed Gentian ... .... Helen A. Miller Sweet Peas Irene and Frank Pease Stick-tights i Warren Rogers Tiger Lily Apple Blossom .. Dorothy Martin ( Margaret Dunlap Poppy . . Thelma Ledbetter Prim Rose Sun Flower Marion Dunn Crocus Paul Harbart Lily of the Valley Anna Nieman Jack-in-the-pulpit . .. Harold Wright Cherry Blossom . . . . Esther Hobart Peach Blossom .. Dutchman’s Breeches .... Raymond Jesse Straw Flower Tube Rose Florence Palm Golden Rod Coxcomb Rol ert Durbin Blue Bell Genevieve Leist Bachelor Buttons . . . . . . Raymond George "Daffy-down dilly” . . . Emma Jean Arnt For-get-me-not . . Brown-eyed Susan . . Edna Westphal Jockey Club Curtis Shreve Lily Katherine Woods Elephant’s Ears . ... .... William Freyer Miss Schilling Peony Pansy . . Aline Bartholomew Bouncing Betty .. Buttercup Marie Ake Trailing Arbutus . . Leroy Fedder [04 JTHE FLOAT (By Mildred Blair) “The float, the float! That’s all I hear. It's too bad that a little Freshman has to eat at a Senior table and hear nothing from morning to night, except Senior conversation. Hut say. when is that float?" It was Klenore Grayleigh who spoke, the enthusiastic Freshman, who seemed to have fairly blown In upon the rather reserved college, bringing with her some of the breeziness and freedom of her Western life. "The float, my dear, explained a dignified Senior, is one week from tonight. But. pray tell, why do you wish to know, child?" "Because.” retorted Klenore. surveying the group triumphantly. "I'm going!" Her announcement was greeted by a general laugh and an emphatic statement that no underclassman could attend this Senior function. "Why can’t the underclassmen go?” demanded Klenore. It was Jack, the Jolly leader of the Senior bunch, who answered her this time. His blue eyes twinkling mischievously, he straightened his broad shoulders, thrust his hands Into his pockets, and began. "It is generally accepted. Miss Klenore, by people of unlimited experience and Intelligence, by people who have acquired the greatest degree of knowledge and perfection, as we Seniors have, that underclassmen with their narrow, childish and unsophisticated minds, are, by no means, capable of appreciating At this point Klenore Interrupted the oration by the statement. "I will go anyway." A chorus of "Oh no you can’t,” followed. "No underclassman ban ever been known to go." Interposed someone. "Well. I'll be the first then." she retorted lightly. After further opposition she ended by saying, "I'll bet anyone her twenty dollars that I'll go." "I'll take you up on that. .Miss Klenore." quickly responded Jack. Klenore hesitated, "What if I really couldn't go?" she thought. "I simply could not pay the money." Noticing the amused glance pass be- tween the other students at the table, and seeing Jack wink in an "I told you so manner” was too much for Klenore' pride. Dispelling all possibilities of not being able to go. she arose to her full height, her dark eyes flashing, and said in distinct, decided tones. "It's a go." Jack turned to the other students, saying with an easy gesture of his hand. "Take heed, ye witnesses, there's money in store for me. I'll send Burton to the oak tree at eight o'clock to see if you keep your bet." he called after Klenore as she left the dining hall. Returning from a short walk, she found her room filled with girls, lounging on the couches and sitting on the floor. "Hello.” one of them cried out. "you must have money to throw away.” "Why?” "Oh. we heard about It. and there is no possible way In which you can go to that float." “I'll get there some way.” confidently spoke Fienore. "But guards surround the dormitory, and if they caught you, you would l e expelled from college.” explained unor ier gravely. "Kven if you do go. you will be squelched by the upperclassmen.” cautioned u third. As she realized the truth. Klenore was seized by a sudden fear, but she kept her self-composure, as usual, untl’ footsteps of the last of the merry group had died away down the long, dimly lighted corridors. Then she threw herself dejectedly on her cot and broke down completely. "Why was I so hasty,” she sobbed. "They all told me that I couldn’t go but I didn't believe them. I thought I couldn't refuse after starting the bet myself, but I didn't think of—of mother and Jean. The thought of having to write to her mother for twenty dollars when she was sacrificing everything that her daughter might have a college education was unbearable. "Couldn't I sacrifice.” she thought. "Perhaps I could resign from my sorority and save dues. Oh no. I couldn't I couldn't lose the social position and favor of the sorority. Mother wouldn't want me to." Little by little she became quieted. As the clock tolled ten. and silence reigned over the dark dormitory, she fell Into a disturbed sleep, now and then turning restlessly, murmuring, “Mother, forgive me. I didn't mean to." Seven weary days and nights had dragged themselves by. It was the night of the float. Klenore sat in her room, reading a letter from home. As she read she groaned unconsciously now and then, and hid her face in her hand . Rubbing her eyes. she cried out. "Why do you stand out in blazing letters before me. haunting me wherever I go? Twenty dot lars. twenty dollars!" She lingered long over the words. "I wish you didn't have to sacrifice so much. dear, but I have not been earning quite so much lntely." Klenore was struggling with herself. She glanced absently at the clock. It ticked loudly In the room where there was such Intense silence. Minutes passed, but Klenore was unconscious or this for she was living through the past experiences of her short life. She thought of her sweet, dignified, but crushed little mother who, since the death of her husband, was struggling so bravely to support her little daughter. Jean, and send Klenore through college. She atnrted forward, but hesitated, as a picture of herself, surrounded by admiring friends, of high social standing In the college, presented Itself to her and held her back. The last yells of the floating parly were wafted up to Klenore and brought her to a realization that she must decide at once. She found her eyes once more on those words of her mother. Rising abruptly she said aloud. “What Is the opinion of n sorority to a mother? I will go!” Sliding lightly through the window, she glided stealthfully on. guided by the distant voices of the floating party before her. She started suddenly at every slight noise. Kvery tree seemed to her like a reproachful guard ready to Jump out and catch her. Thoughts of the shame and horror of being expelled if she were found out. surged through her feverish brain as she ran on. The oaks reached at last, she looked eagerly for Burton, but he was not there. "Is it all in vain, will Jack know I kept my bet?” she whispered. She was conscious of dreamy orchestra music playing "Santa Lucia." She looked out over the lake and there saw a sight that held her spellbound. Floating, swaying, dancing here and there were lines of little fairy boats, each lighted by twinkling colored lights, forming beautiful and mystic figures on the lake, shimmering in the numnllght. The orchestra was now playing softly the farewell float song, handed down from year to year to each Senior class. "Fairy lights rising und falling.” while the Seniors were singing. From far out on the lake, it was wafted back to Klenore. standing alone on the shore, like a mournful echo. She was brought rudely to earth by a taunting voice at her side saying. "Are you really here?" It was Burton. “Yes." she answered and turning, fled into the darkness. Again the clock on the old vine covered church tower was tolling ton. and silence reigned over the dark dormitory. The moonbeams glancing through an open window, played lightly on the auburn hair of a girl resting in undisturbed slumber. L95JTHE PASSING In a priggish London boarding house, Lived Mrs. Sharp and lodgers ten; Five of them were women. And the other five were men. The first was Major Tompkins With his wife he quarreled all day. They had a daughter Vivian Who would not them obey. Then next came little Stasia, For the ten the serving maid. And Joey Wright loved Vivian Tho’ much too old she said. Then there was sad “PeHooley” Of noble ancestry they tell. And old Miss Kite aged forty years Who loved her paint and powder well. And then there was “Jew-boy Samuels” Who owned a mine, he claimed. The pianist was H. Larcom Who of his pay complained. OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK (By Doris B. Lcvenberg) Good Christopher, the artist. O’er all the world held fame. He also loved fair Vivian Who said she’d be his “dame.” But one bright day there chanced to stop A stranger strong and kind, Who had no other thought of men. But good in them to find. It did not take them long to change When once they’d talked with him. They did the very best they could. And did it with a vim. But when he’d done his duty,. He left these people all. He went to help more needy ones. Who answered to his call. (96]POETS’ CORNER LIFE Lives of great men all remind us Of things past and deeds beyond us. Of things planned for on the morrow, Of our pleasures, joys and sorrows. But if we knew life as well as Those great men in times of yore. We would know that life was made for Heads of brain, not heads of ore. BLESSITUDES Blessed are they that are Seniors For they shall lx exalted forever. Blessed are they that run into the assembly For they shall promptly be sent back. Blessed are they that sleep with their windows closed For Mr. McClellen shall straightway detect it. Blessed are they that giggle For they shall be gigglers forever. Blessed are they that whisper, For Mr. Murray shall surely see them. Blessed are they that skip school For they shall take all their “exams.” Blessed are they that forget to return their excuses For they shall be cursed forever. —Paula Roscnak. OUR CHEMISTRY CLASS Speaking of Chemistry, there’s a class in our school Of boys and girls, who are good, as a rule. There’s our teacher. McClellen, a good old scout Who tells us what all the dope is about. He works the experiments; he gives us the tests. And there is the “Lab,” the work we like best. We study of Chlorine, of Bromine and Gas. And all about things that make up a mass. We study of sulphur and its compounds too Of which there are about one hundred and two. We study of Cold and Silver ore And Calcium with its compounds galore. The eleven o’clock bell rings at last And we go to the “Lab,” and commence our task. VV’e get out a beaker, a test tube, a flask. And then get a compound for which we must ask Mr. McClellen who is at his desk. Looking over a last week’s test. He gives us the dope that we so desire. But says, “My boy. beware of a fire.’’ For he says, "That stuff will explode very quick.” For that’s what they put in a dynamite stick, We make a solution, some ugly black stuff. And heat ’till it’s hard, and gets very rough. It's then about time for the noon bell to ring. We clean up our desk and leave not a thing On the desk or table or on the floor. The bell rings—we make a bolt for the door For our class for the day is then o’er. —Lloyd E. Pfeifer. An eagle with a broken wing, A ship without a mast, A tree robbed of a limb by storm. And I think perchance the last Best fits the little Freshie Man Cast up by an angry sea Into the High School of his hopes To be ridiculed there by me. MEMORIES OF A FRESHMAN A frightened, timid little man Who has not learned the way About the school, and no one cares To tell him every day. So pushed and pummeled all about, By an arrogant Sophomore He loses all the self respect, He ever had before. He may have thought that he was bright, That everything he knew, That school was not for him at all. That wit his mind did brew. But one short week and that’s forgot, They humble him all they can. And bowed in spirit and in soul Is the little Freshie Man. —M. W. l»7JPHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY (By Bay McClellen. Instructor) Physics. In the broad moaning of the word. Includes the subject m Chemistry But Physics, as it is taught in the High School today, is limited in its moaniug, consequently we must deal separately with the subjects Physics and Chemistry. We will first treat the subject of Physics. It is the one that is most commonly required of pupils for graduation from the High School. Why should Physics be required of every pupil who graduates? To answer this question we must first answer the question. "What is the purpose of teaching any subject in the High School?" The only logical answer to this last question iH that every subject should provide two tilings for the student. 1. e.. mental discipline and Information. Physics as It Is taught today provides these two things. The mental discipline derived from a study of Physics is second to none in the curriculum. The student Is compelled to apply himself for a certain period each day in study. He forms the habit of going logically from one thing to another. He forms the habit of thinking clearly. He soon learns that lie must eliminate his own feelings and study the laws of nature us they are and not as he would like to have them he. Self-elimination Is one of the strongest arguments In favor of the study of Physics and Chemistry. The imagination Is given the greatest chance for development In the study of these subjects. What method can be better to develop the imagination than to first let a pupil find out. how some man lias imagined a certain law and then has gone to work to prove from the laws of nature that his theory Is correct; then secondly, to let that pupil imagine some law and then let him try to prove it from the laws of nature. No subject contributes more toward informing the boy or girl In things that they need to know than does Physics, t'onsider things that are studied in the course in Physics in the High School. I. e., Mechanics. Heat. Magnetism. Electricity. Sound and Light. An analysis of these subjects will show that they contain matters of vital Interest to each of us. How important it Is that we learn how to properly ventilate our houses! Where Is the bust place In the room to place an electric light? Why is It better that the living room not he papered with red paper? The ability to read your own gas or electric meter and to un- derstand the mechanism of the same will save you dollars every year. Why Is It necessary that an expansion Joint be left every so many feet in a granitoid sidewalk? How much moisture is it necessary for the air to contain in order to be conducive to the best health? How much money Is saved and how much eye strain is lessened by substituting a 25 watt tungsten lamp for a 16 candlopower carbon lamp? How much does it cost to boil a gallon of water? Why will eggs boil more quickly in salt water than pure water? These and many more important questions are answered during a course in Physics. The necessity of a study of Physics Is Imperative. The study of Chemistry is of equal value with Physics in mental discipline. Considerable mathematics Is required to successfully study either Physics or Chemistry. The student is not only taught the principles and laws of Chemistry but must apply these laws to practical problems. When he learns that hydrochloric acid will dissolve zinc, he Is also taught to calculate how much acid Is required to dissolve a given amount of zinc. The student is taugiit how to determine the "hardness" of water. After which he must calculate how much of a given softening reagent he must add to completely "break" the "hardness." As to the value of the Information gained by a study of Chemistry, there is no end to it. Chemistry is a vital part of our life. We can not live without Chemistry. By the use of Chemical knowledge, we determine what we shall eat. drink, wear, and be sheltered by. The packer, canner, tanner, cobbler, painter, cabinet maker, confectioner, printer, bookbinder, distiller, brewer. gas manufacturer, refiner, dyer, photographer, and many others are dependent upon Chemistry, for the promulgation and Improvement of their line of work. The Chemistry student cannot be as easily led by the quack as others can. He Is doubtful about the value of a new thing until he has satisfactorily proven that the new thing will do what Is claimed of It. If the merchant tells him that a certain compound Is pure butter and he does not believe It Hun he may prove it for himself. He learns that though oleomargarine is a substitute for butter it is not Inferior to butter in its [»»]nutritive value; n pound of oleomargarine ha the name nutritive value as has a pound of the best country butter. Me learns that milk must not be preserved by means of formalin. This substance is a poison. Then also, he learns that peas must not be preserved with blue vltrol. another poison. Just enough bacteriology is introduced to induce the student to form the habit of guarding against harmful bacteria. He Is taught how easy it is for typhoid baccilli to live and be transmitted in the water; a study of decayed vegetable teaches him that they are a great source of diseases. He is taught the value of the sanitary drinking-cup; the sanitary soda fountain; the sanitary grocery store; the sanitary meat market; the sanitary house, as regards Its plumbing, cesspools, etc. We teach him the effects of alcoholic liquors on the body. Also many other harmful substances, as acetanilide, opium, caffeine, nicotine, carbonated water, etc., are taken up during the course. In fact we try to fill his storehouse of knowledge so full that life will be a Joy to him since he will be able to more easily Judge for himself and not have to submit himself to the dictation of another. And this last is really the purpose of an education. Who lias any right to dictate to you what is right or wrong? Have you not a brain to do your thinking instead of letting someone else do It for you? In Chemistry and Physics, we try to teach the boy and girl to think for himself and herself. IWJMANUAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT (By Clyde T. Skinner. Director of Manual Training) Manual Training is a new department which has been added to the Public Schools within the last few years. It was introduced here, at the beginning of the second semester of the year 1912-13. The work consists of elementary bench work in the wood shop and some Mechanical Drawing. All the work is carried on in the High School. A new center was opened up in the fall of 1913 at the Central School, which takes care of the Seventh and Eighth grades. It consists of one room with eighteen benches. Elementary Mechanical Drawing is given in correlation to the Bench Work, and the center has now extended from one room to two rooms. In September 1913, the Sloyd work was introduced into the Fifth and Sixth grades. Courses of study and projects were made out by the supervisor and copies given the teachers to follow. This work has been continued throughout the past year. The Machinery department was opened up at the beginning of the second seme-ter 1913-14 with an equipment of one 14 inch Surfacer, one 12 inch Jointer, one 28 inch Band Saw, one universal cross-cut and rip saw. and six wood lathes. The lathes are used for wood and soft metal turning, and for pattern making. The students’ courses at this time were arranged so that each student should have six weeks of Mechanical Drawing, six weeks of wood turning and six weeks in the shop each semester. and this plan has been continued through this year also. The Mechanical Drawing takes the student from the elementary work of the Eighth Grade, through geometrical problems, working drawings of furniture, orthographic projections to machine drawing or architectural work. The shop work is mostly cabinet and furniture construction. Morris chairs, library tables, a buffet, a dressing table and chair, a bookcase, shirtwaist boxes, sewing tables, costumers, pedestals and many other useful articles for the home. A plan, or detailed drawing, is made before starting the project. The boy purchases his material from the school, and when his piece of work is finished, he can take it home. In connection with the students’ projects, we have been making articles for school. Among these latter, are teachers’ desks, typewriting tables, mechanical drawing tables, bookcases for the library and class-rooms, besides some furniture needed in our own department. Up to this time, all the work has been along the line of wood working, but it is to be hoped that the iron and steel work will be introduced soon. Other lines which will be considered are book-binding, printing, and concrete work. And along with this will come carpentry. With these lines added to the Manual Training Department, the boy electing to take this course will have a much more varied choice for his vocation. [too][101] HOUSEHOLD ARTS DEPARTMENT (By Lucile Doughty) In the fall of 1912, the first beginnings of the Household Arts Department were made. At that time only cooking was given, with a few lessons in sewing which could be conducted in the kitchen. Since then several changes have been made, and we now have a department as large, and covering a greater scope of work, than many cities of greater population than our own. Because of confusion in the terminology applied to this line of work, a few words of explanation may not be amiss. Many names have been used, meaning one thing in one community and something else in another; consequently it is necessary to illustrate what is meant to make sure that the subject is thoroughly understood. The one now used by the majority of people following this profession, and adopted at a recent convention of the American Home Economics Association, is Home Economics. It, as a distinctive subject of instruction, is defined as "the study of the economic, sanitary, and esthetic aspects of food, clothing, and shelter as connected with their selection, preparation, and use by the family in the home or by other groups of people.” Home Economics and Household Arts are almost synonymous, although some feel that "Home” carries a broader thought than “Household.” The words Domestic Science and Domestic Arts imply two different studies. In short, the first means Cooking, and thelatter Sewing. Under Domestic Science is included cookery (this is a study of the theory connected with the preparation as well as that preparation), dietetics, home nursing, household sanitation. and marketing. Domestic Art embraces sewing, textiles, purchasing of dry goods, millinery, laundry, and home decoration. The above are not given as separate topics in the local High School; but the content of each, excepting millinery, is touched upon in connection with what is popularly known as Sewing and Cooking. Throughout the work, great stress is laid on the practical side, that the girls may apply at home what is learned in school; for unless better homes and better living conditions can be brought about as a result of a study of Home Economics, much time and money have been wasted. In this brief period it is perhaps difficult to see the change influenced by this new field; but these girls who are constantly having instilled into their lives higher ideals, as well as improved methods of working, will respond to such training in their own homes, if not in those of their imrents. At present. Sewing and Cookery are studied simultaneously, for one year, occupying one and one-half hours each day. This amount of time gives one full semester of each subject during the year. In the Sewing classes, the students are given whatever is needed, including drafting, to give them knowledge of making simple articles and garments. Many who have had some work in the seventh and eighth grades, can take up more difficult problems. as shirtwaists, skirts, etc. Others who have done no sewing. have to learn from the beginning. Each girl is required to complete a set of underwear, before making outside garments. The table linen, dish towels and cloths, curtains, etc., used in the department are always hemmed by the classes. A study is made of textiles, including the history, growth, and manufacture of the various fibers and the goods made from them, adulteratiops. how to buy to advantage, etc. U The laundry work and some of the home nursing have been conducted through the courtesy and co-operation of the Friendly House, with marked success. Two girls go there each day and remain during the morning, receiving training in how to launder such articles as can be furnished by the cooking class; namely, a cooking apron, hand towel used in that class, a dish towel and dish cloth belonging to the department, and occasionally some of the school table linen. The pupils also have an opportunity to do some practical work in cleaning, sweeping, dusting, and whatever else may present itself in the regular routine of keeping house. The visiting nurse teaches the girls how to properly make a bed, l oth when empty and when containing a person who is ill. The lessons given at the Friendly Little House are supplemented by further instruction in the department, that the girls may retain the information gained. In cookery, lessons are given which will lead up to the proper combinations, with approved methods of preparation, of the various foods used in daily meals. For example: fruits, cereals, vegetables, flour mixtures, eggs, meats, milk, etc., with the dishes prepared from them, are carefully studied as to nutritive value, cost, season, where produced, and the like, together with the preparations of the types of each. The ultimate aim is the preparation and serving of the different kinds of meals in the best and most attractive manner, and in a minimum amount of time. Cleanliness, neatness, systematic execution of the various duties, speed, quiet manipulation of utensils, self-control, self-reliance, economy, and accuracy are points constantly emphasized. The classes have recently prepared and served, to fellow students, the different types of meals. Formal as well as informal service have been given, that each one may know what is good form whether she lx guest, hostess, or waitress. The main object of all the work is to make better homes and better citizens through a scientific knowledge of the varied activities connected with living. 02]THE MICHIGAN CITY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (By Goldie Shepherd) Among the many advancements made by the Michigan City High School, none have been more beneficial, enjoyable and entered into with more zeal than the recently founded organization known to the public as “The Student Body Organization.” To the members of the faculty, who are so deeply interested in the betterment of our school, we are indebted for all the benefits and pleasures which have been derived from this association. On the twenty-fifth of January of this year, a meeting was called to order in the High School auditorium by Mr. Parsons, which later became an organization. Brief but inspiring talks by different members of the faculty set forth the uim and pur-pose of the meeting. Temporary officers were then elected. A second meeting was called to order on February the first by the temporary chairman at which, permanent organization was effected. The following permanent officers were then elected: President, Curtis Shreve; Vice President. Goldie Shepherd and Secretary, Ixiuis Striebel. A committee on resolutions was appointed by the chair to draft a constitution, which was submitted to the assembly at the next meeting and with a few changes, was afterwards adopted and signed by about one hundred and fifty members. Another important officer provided for by this constitution was a critic, whose duty it was to criticize the method of procedure, the order, debating; and elections. The constitution further provided that the chair should appoint, every two weeks, a social committee to arrange for short miscellaneous programs. The meetings were held every Monday night at seven-thirty o’clock in the High School auditorium. The only qualifications for membership were that all members be in some way connected with the High School, and be willing to take an active part in all the meetings. The object of this association was threefold: to create a better social feeling among the students, to study the leading questions of the day and parliamentary law, and to encourage a general advancement of the pupils. The creation of a better social feeling among the students was a noteworthy aim for the class distinction which is so prominent in most of the social functions of the school was wholly eliminated in this society. Every member was eligible for service on the various committees, regardless of whether he was a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior. Every one also, had the privilege of taking part in the discussions which arose from time to time. The students were united by their one common interest, their school and its welfare. A very noticeable deficiency in our educational system of today is the inability of pupils to intelligently converse on current topics of interest. Therefore, in having for its object the study of the leading questions of the day, this assembly was cultivating and broadening the knowledge of the students. As to studying parliamentary law, how often the students will have occasion to use the knowledge gained upon this subject! And as to the aim of promoting the general advancement of the members, in attempting to better the students, this society was performing for the community a service worthy of the praise of all good citizens. These pupils, who will soon lx? called to participate in the affairs of life, will have had a training which will be invaluable in raising the standards of usefulness. They will be better acquainted with the questions which confront our nation, and will lx interested in the welfare of their community. In closing, we give all praise and honor to the faculty of the Michigan City High School for its untiring efforts in our behalf, and to the members who have made this organization a success by their presence and help. It is the sincere wish of all members that this association may be permanent, and that even more benefits and pleasure may be derived from it in the future. This was the Alpha. May there be no Omega. liosjTHE HIKERS’ CLUB (By Dorothy Martin) Early in November, “The Girls’ Hikers Club,” was organized under the auspices of the Girls’ Athletic Association, with a membership of seventy-eight. The first hike was on Nevember seventh to Three Mile Creek. Thirty-five girls bravely started down the beach, leaving “footprints on the sands of time,” and arrived at their destination in two hours and a half. After some exploration in the hills, they built a fire near the creek and indulged in a “weenie” roast. The second trip was to Grand Beach. The hike was made along the road, and eight miles were covered in two hours. As a diversion, a good natured driver of a donkey cart, was induced to let them borrow his outfit long enough to have their pictures taken. The weather was not favorable on Saturdays, but subsequent hikes were taken to “Waterford,” “Otis,” “The Oaks.” and Carver School. Later, there were excursions for trailing arbutus to “Laporte,” "New Buffalo,” and “Vail’s Pond.” On a threatening Saturday morning, the brave members of the club—I say brave because they feared not rain nor stormy weather—started on a trip to “The Oaks,” about three miles out of the city. They were just nicely started when the rain began in real earnest, and most of them decided to take some short cuts, so over fences and through fields they went. The little gray bunga- low soon came into view, and they hastened to its welcoming shelter with drenched clothing, but high spirits. The house was unoccupied, but they soon had fires kindled in the grate and range. Then bedecking themselves in the garments left there by the family, they were soon dry and comfortable. Each memlx»r had brought potatoes which they threw into the fire to roast. As it took a long time for them to bake, the girls found various sorts of amusement such as singing, telling stories, and pressing their clothes. After dinner Miss Robinson, their chaperone, read “The Three Weavers.” The trip to Carver’s was taken on one of those first Spring days when all nature seemed awakening and with her. the girls’ fun-loving spirit. And as they thought of the beauty of the day and what it meant to lx free, they felt much as “Pippa” on her holiday of the year. After dinner, they played various games in which all participated. A new interest seemed awakened, and before they came home, all felt better acquainted and somehow drawn closer to nature. As every successful event or series of events must have a good ending they closed the season’s excursions with a picnic at Vail’s Pond. The object of this club is to better the health and social standards of the girls of our school, and to foster a spirit of congeniality and good fellowship. [104]MEMORIES OF MICHIGAN CITY 1105]THE ROOTERS’ CLUB With the opening of the basketball season, came the necessity for more spirit and interest on the part of of the students, not only as players but as real live rooters. Accordingly, a massmeeting was held at which, among other speakers. Mr. Ward, this season’s new coach, appeared . He succeeded in convincing the students that rooting of the right sort was fifty per cent of every victory, and that we possessed remarkable material for a rooters’ club. “No team of any description ever won a victory without support. No support, no team,’’ he told us. Naturally, the first thing to be done was to select a yell leader. Contrary to the regular custom of allowing one person to direct the entire rooting, we decided to elect two, one for the boys and one for the girls, in order to derive more lusty results. Mary Fogarty was elected to lead the girls and Isadore Ix»vine. the boys. Their ability to fill their positions was soon demonstrated. Meetings were called at which “preliminary shouts” were practised. Many new and “catchy” yells were written and flung through the atmosphere by deep-lunged rooters, who seemed to take pleasure in showing how loud they could voice their feelings. Although we turned out in a body to the games where our visitors applauded our efforts, the team never seemed to feel the effect of our encouragement, and our efforts were in vain. But if rooting is fifty per cent of the game, we always won semivictories. HOC]mi: !!!!!“J!2!;i am • • SiBIBLE STORIES Mr. McClellen: “It is an impossibility to have light with- out heat of some kind.” I. Levine: “You’re mistaken. You can have a light with- out heat.” Mr. McClellen: “In what case can you have a light with- out some heat?” I. Levine: "You can have an Israelite without heat.” Q. What kind of a door bell is used in Palestine? A. Jezabel. Colored Man: “Who am De liah in dat case?” "Why, Sam (s) son. I think.” PLAYS AND THE PLAYERS “She Stoops to Conquer' “A Pair of S(t)ixes” .. "The Girl Question” .. “The Warning” ........ "The Slim Princess” . . “L’Avare” (The Miser) “Grand Opera”........ “Freckles” ........... "The Winsome Widow” “The Only Son" ....... "Uncle Josh Perkins" . “Girl Of My Dreams” . . ... Ethel Grischow Pfeifer and Fedder ..... Donald Smith .. Every Six Weeks . . Margaret Dunlap Clarence Barfknecht . The Rooters’ Club ... Grace Peterson ......Maxine Odell ......... Ralph Cole .....Curtis Shreve ..........Every Boy Warren Rogers has secured his M. D. If Esther likes the sea. why is she NyMand? Mr. McClellen, (in physics): “The dense object makes the best conductor.” Whisper: “O, think what a good conductor Don Smith’s head must be.” CERTAINLY Mr. McClellen: "Marion, what is gravity?” Marion: "It’s the substance that keeps people on the earth and is the center of their equilibrium." HEARD IN PROF. PARSON’S ROOM. Prof. Parsons: ‘‘I have an article here by Mr. F. C. Dumber . (Aside) I’m sure I don’t know what Durn-berg he hails from.” Prof. Parsons: “Did I tell you that we would have a test today ? No? A-hem—well, we will have one anyway.” Prof. Parsons: “For our next lesson we will take the fol- low injr five chapters.” Soph: “Oh! such an abundance of lesson.” “HEARD BEFORE” Dig: “Gracious, I’m so afraid I flunked that teat.” Overheard: “My hair looks perfectly awful, doesn’t it? Let me take your powder puff.” If Lawrence is Pork, is Ronald Veal? If Esther is Frank's, is Effie William’s? Smack! O! what if Goldie Shep-herd? If she heard a Barker, would Edna Westphal? Mr. McClellen: "Now if I stood on the corner of Detroit and Spring streets and hearing the town clock strike One o’clock, would set my watch accordingly, would it Ik? correct?” Riley: “No sir, not if you set it by the town clock.” IIE FORGOT Raymond Bennett walked to school with Curtis Shrove the other day. “Do you know how to milk a cow?” asked Curtis of the little one. "Of course,” answered Raymond. “---But I’ll be shivered if I remember how to shut it oft.” IN ENGLISH VIII. Miss Fickel: "Clarence, how would you express in your own words, Scott's poetic phrase, ‘They gamboled on the grass’?" Clarence: “They were shooting craps on the grass.” 1108]What Would, Genevieve be without her eyes? Ellis be without his Nellie? Bob, without his green sweater? Parsons without his little green lx ol ? Bingo without his mustache? John Brazzil with his mouth closed? Grace without her nerve? THE HEIGHT OK THE RIDICULOUS One day our Senior "Bingo” made a vow. That on his lip he’d have a new eyebrow To give him increased age and dignity,— I’m sure the reason why is plain to see. The days increased and with them his mustache. It grew in leaps and bounds like any trash. And ne’er did "Bingo” once his vow regret But trimmed and smoothed his scrawny bristling pet. Well, now we Seniors too have made a vow. That there will be a dread and awful row If "Bingo" does not make a hurried trip And come back with a smooth shaved upper lip. IGNORANCE IS BLISS Freshman, explaining letters on the Post Office: “MCMIX means Michigan City Mail Inside, and I’ll be tickled is I know what X means. SUCH IGNORANCE First Freshman: What do those Latin words on that pennant in the west assembly hall mean? Second Freshman, (who was taking Latin): Why that means, “In the year of our Lord. 1915.” These were the words which they were endeavoring to translate: “Quis est in 1915.” YOU OUGHT TO HAVE. JOHN In commercial law. Mr. Craig asked the students to find a specific court case to explain and discuss the judge's decision. Accordingly Mr. Craig asks for the reports the next day. He questioned John first. "John, have you a case?” John: “Yes,—no,—that is, not yet.” INCOGNITO Miss Vail, questioning Maxine Odell in the assembly room: “Ah. good morning. Maxine, how is your sister. Hazel? I see she is absent this morning. Is she ill?” YOUTH IS DECEIVING Mr. Murray sees Mr. Ward talking to a boy in the upper hall: “You boys go to the assembly room at once. The hall is no place to loiter.” The boy proceeds to the assembly room, while Mr. Ward starts down the hall. Mr. Murray: “Here you.---1 mean you.------O! pardon me. Mr. Ward.” DELIGHTED TO KNOW YOU Mildred Blair, in English VIII: “Yes, Dryden introduced the Heroic Couple (t).” SCIENCE (DOMESTIC) Miss Doughty: “Mary, why did you put the alarm clock beside the bread dough?” Mary Fogarty: “So it would know when to rise.” FROM THE CITY Louis Niemer on visiting Shreve’s farm was deeply interested in the windmill. After a period of investigation he said to Shreve, “Gee, you got a big fan to cool your cattle on a hot day. haven’t you?” THE SIGN LANGUAGE Levine and Birk were walking down the street one very cold day. Levine had his hands in his pockets to keep them warm. Said Birk, “Izzy, why don't you talk?” Iovino: “What do you think I am? You can freeze your hands if you want to. but I won’t.” SILENCE IS GOLDEN Mic.: “Say. Nafe. can I confide a secret to you?" Nafe: “Certainly, I will be silent as a tomb." Mic.: “I have a pressing need for two bits.” Nafe: “Don’t worry, it will be as if I never heard.”PUNS Mr. Rogers threw Miss Doughty upon a Craig, but a Sehu-man passing by revived her by feeding her Rathbuns. Miss Hobbs wanted to Murray (marry) Wil(s)son but Wat (s) son Haller (ed) to her that he had already sold himself for a Shilling. Miss Hobbs then decided to l ecome a bachelor maid as long as she couldn’t get to the Parsons. Mr. McClellen was going to Skinner in the first Ward by the Southgate when through a Vail of tears, she promised she wouldn’t think Wil(son) Fickel. CLASSIFIED ADS. Wanted—Diplomas, by the Senior Class. Some good jokes, by the Joke Editor. Some sense, by the Freshmen. Clean floors, by the janitors. A man, by Grace Peterson. Fish, by the same party. For Rent—Upper flat, unfurnished, inquire of Ringo Webster. Lost—A man, by Mabel Harrington, return and receive reward. OF COURSE! Man: (explaining switchboard to a class on inspection tour at the H. B. Car Works) Yes, there is a high voltage here. This is where one of our men was electrocuted last month.” ‘‘Did he die?” queried Eileen Sewell. DAFFODILS If Eulalia fell off the Glasscott, would Anna Rohlof (roll off) ? If Shreve is warm, is Ralph Cole(d)? If Gladys is sincere, is Elba Fickel? If Mildred Blair, is plump, is Elsie Short? If Julia is little, is George Long? Which is Ix'ist, a Weaver or a Barker? If Coonrod is Eve, is Clayton Adam(s)? If Mildred Flowers, does Ida Bloom? If thinking of matrimony, why not Mary Timm? IN PHYSICS Mr. McClellen: "How do you buy alum?” Student: “In lumps, of course.” THINGS WE HAVE NEVER SEEN Mildred Riley’s Frat pin. Pork’s rich uncle. Pease’s man from out west. Pat’s case. Grace’s temper. Bingo without his gum. Lillian Kromshinsky’s sense of humor. HOBBIES OF THE PEDAGOGUES Mr. Murray, that machine. Miss Hobbs. Clarence Barfknecht. Mr. Craig. 8th periods. Miss Watson. Ariovistus. Mr. Parsons, fish. Miss Fickel. D’Amour. Miss Vail, statistics—enthusiasms. Miss Shilling. Freshmen. Mr. Wilson, wearing a path between room 45 and 46. Mr. McClellen, authorities differ. Miss Doughty, we know but we are not going to tell. IN THE CLASS ROOM Mr. Craig: "Er------’m. we’ll drop the question.” Mr. Parsons (starting to read) “—’m. take notes.” Mr. Wilson: “Genevieve, draw your figure—I mean a straight line.” Mr. McClellen: “Consequently,-------, soda speak.” VERY OBLIGING Mary Timm: (in short-hand) "Mr. Craig, it is very dark in here, will you please run up the blind?” Mr. Craig: "I will try, Mary.” IN TRAINING Pork: (scheduling “photos” for the annual) “When will you have your picture taken, Miss Southgate?” Miss Southgate: "You will have to give me time to fatten up first.” 1110]A CLUB FOR EVERY BOY No young man can ever succeed to any great extent in this life unless he is developed on a four-fold basis. lie must l»c equally strong from the mental, physical.moral and social standpoints if he is to succeed in the strenuous business world of today. In the large cities with their elaborate equipment, the High Schools are paying marked attention to the physical and social welfare of their pupils. In the smaller cities some of this must be left to outside agencies. In Michigan City there is an institution established and maintained by the public-spirited citizens for this purpose. The Young Men’s Christian Association is more than a club or recreation center. It is an organization of men and boys of character who work together for the purpose of providing for themselves and their fellowmen. such privileges and op-port uni ties for development as are essential in modern city life. Hi 1J AND EVERY MAN THE YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATIONSOMETHING DOING Gymnasium Classes Basketball Volley Ball Baseball Athletic Meets Bowling Tennis Swimming Pool Shower Baths Pocket Billiards Carroms and Other Games Tournaments Camps Outings Over Night Mikes Wheel Runs Leaders’ Corps First Aid to Injured Etc., Etc. ALL THE TIME Reading Rooms Lecture Course Dormitory Popular Talks Rooms Clubs Bible Study Teacher’s Training Cafeteria Class Socials and Special Events THE COST ROYS— 8 to 11 years..........$ 2.00 11 to 15 years........$ 5.00 15 to 18 years........$ 6.00 SENIORS—Young Men ........... $10.00 Business Men.......$15.00 Sustaining Membership $25.00 ABOUT JOINING The activities of the Y’oung Men’s Christian Association are open to any man or boy who wishes to improve himself mentally. physically, morally or socially. There is a place in the program for all ages. Membership is for one year and you can start at any time. The best time is just about right now. Visitors are welcome at the building at all times and the secretaries will be glad to show anyone around. Those who are interested in the work can secure a free guest’s pass which will entitle them to all privileges for one week. The memliership dues are low and all men and boys should be connected with the Association. It will lie well worth your time to visit the building. [112]INDEX Title Page............. Foreword.......... Dedication........ Mr. Keeler........ Mr. Murray........ School Picture .... History of School . Faculty................ Seniors ............... Class Poem ....... Elstonian Staff . . . StafT Picture..... Seniors........... History ........... Poem ............. Prophecy ......... Song.............. Will and Testament Juniors................. Picture........... Class Roll......... Officers........... History............ Our Illustrator........ Sophomores.............. Picture............ Class Roll......... History............ Freshmen ......................... Picture....................... Class Roll ................... History....................... Athletics ........................ Foreword...................... Wearers of M. C............... History of Athletics.......... Boys' A. A.................... Girls’ A. A................... Basketball ....................... Basketball in ’14............. 1914 Team .................. Schedule and Line Up.......... 1915 Team................... Schedule, Etc................. Prospectus.................... Track ............................ 1914 Team..................... Track ........................ Dramatics ........................ Mrs. Compton’s Manager........ Melting Pot................... Mid-Summer Night’s Dream .. Sylvia........................ Junior Play 1916.............. Junior Play Picture........... Senior Play................... 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 20 21 22 23 24 33 35 36 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 [US] Music ................................ 79 Senior Songs...................... 80 Glee Club Picture................. 81 Orchestra......................... 82 Glee Club......................... 82 Society .............................. 83 Dances ........................... 84 Literary.............................. 85 Editorials ........................86 Dredwolf.......................... 87 Mermaids...........................88 The Game ......................... 89 High School Scandal............... 91 Posie Garden ..................... 94 The Float......................... 95 Junior Play Ballad................ 96 Poets’ Comer ..................... 97 Physics and Chemistry............. 98 Manual Training ..................100 Domestic Science .................101 Clubs ................................103 Student Association...............103 Girl Hikers.......................104 Snapshots ........................105 Rooters’ Club.....................106 Jokes ................................107 Calendar .............................119Has this annual been a success? 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Phone 345 [11T]WE MAKE OUR BEVERAGES AS PURE AS MOTHER MAKES A PIE One 8-oz. bottle of our goods contains one part heavy syrup, made from pure granulated cane sugar, flavored with the best extracts money can buy, colored with harmless certified color diluted with 7 parts pure filtered water, bottled in strictly sterilized bottles under the most sanitary conditions. Don’t take a chance on other goods when you know ours is the best money can buy. Come and inspect our plant and you will indorse the above. We make any flavors desired. Our specialties: Dick’s Ginger Ale, Root Beer, Lemon, Orange. STANDARD BOTTLING WORKS - Dick Luchtman Wc Deliver Anywhere. Phone 1104. Call On CLARK BROS. For Good Farmer Butter and Fresh Kirk. Fresh Vegetables Dally. If you are not In the habit of calling here do so now. Phone :tt Everything Guaranteed TEAS AND COFFEE Chase Sanborn's At the FLORAL GROCERY and JOHN FINSKE’S BARTHOLOMEW CO. HARDWARE MICHIGAN CITY BUSINESS COLLEGE riU youni men and women for beat paying office positions. School open the year round. Kntlre second floor over Trust A Savings Bank. Day and night classes. Dr. Jos. P. Fogarty Dr. Julia A. Fogarty Osteopathic Physicians Starland Building Office Phone 148 Residence 617 Commercial Grocery and Market Jok. MUNNINtl. Prop. Phone 341 073. (live us ■ Trial Cor. 8th Willard [1181CALENDAR, 1914-1915 September 8. Back to good old M. C. High. October 12. Eighth Period—,,Mick’' McConnell sole sinner. October 19. First Pay-day—How many E’s did you get? October 20. First snow fall. October 25. Pikers Club to Gary. October 29. John Brazzil and Mary Timm could not behave in Chemistry. October 27. Girls begin volley ball. October 30. Some Physics test! Ill W. L. RAWLINGS SELLS GOOD COAL Phone 266 With a VICTROLA in the home, every musical longing it aatisfitd. Hear yoar favorite r«ord played ©a any tljrlr Victrola at KORN’S Eidative Victrola Dealer. 625 Franklin St. Up-to Date MILLINERY Zimmerman Co. 804 Franklin Street SCHNICK BROS. Dealers In Fresh, Salt and Smoked Meats, Butter, Eggs and Poultry Pkone 222 409 CUttf Straet THE CANDITORIUM The palace of sweetmeat and good things to eat. Moat up-to-date place in the city 507 FRANKLIN STREET T ET OSWALD t»»t our eye 1 and fumiak you witk a pair of large Tone lentet in Skdl frame orSkar’oa ■©rating. 60S1; Franklin atreet. Louis J. Carow Grocer and Baker 823 Franklin St. When you drink our 30c Coffee you get 40c value. Farrell Brothers Grocery 1315 Franklin St. Phone 307 ]November 2. Donald Smith comes back. First Staff meeting. November 3. Lecture in Auditorium. November 8. Hikers’ Club—First trip to Three Mile Creek. November 10. An explanation of a perfect Eighth Period. November 21. Senior girls’ exchange for the benefit of the Elstonian. December 7. Mr. Murray’s new private office under construction. December 8. Mr. Murray moves into his new den. December 11. No Physics—Mr. McClellen out of city. December 14. Bingo gets a vacation. December 18. Boys’ A. A. and Senior Class Dance. January 4. School resumes after Christmas vacation. Miss Watson absent on account of illness. January 20. Victrola received from unknown donor. January 22. Promotion day. “As ye sow, so shall ye also reap.” January 25. Student Body meets for organization. February 2. Senior Play discussed at Class Meeting. February 6. Boys’ A. A. gives a dance. February 7. Staff picture was taken. March 8. First pay-day this semester—“report cards.” [120 BODINE Confectionery and Studios PHONE 854 Michigan City ... Indiana Michigan City Trust Savings Company Simpson Adamson Plumbing and Heating The Quality Shop. Wc Kuo- H.w. An Unsurpassed Liar of MILLINERY The Miller Hat Shop 629 Franklin Street J. S. FORD Books, Stationery, Magazines 912 Franklin Street. Phone 1217 Michigan City - Indiana First to Show the Newrst Thing In FOOTWEAR If It’s Stylish We Hare It. Feallock’s Shoe Store 503 Franklin StreetMarch 27. Spring Vacation begins. Senior Play Cast practices during vacation. April 5. Back in School. Seniors—“That forgotten Physics test.” Miss Lucile Doughty, supervisor of Domestic Science in the city schools, resigns to accept appointment in a private institution, under the direction of Mr. William DeCIraff April 17. Elstonian goes to press. April 23. Big Day—Senior Play "She Stoops to Conquer.”—Big Success. April 26. Report Cards. April 27. Mr. Murray: "Report cards must be back by Thursday a. m.” May 3. Student Body takes up School Government. Marie Brown is seen with a book. “In Search of a Husband.” May 5. Declamation Contest. May 6. Inter-class Meet. May 7. Inter-class Meet. Freshmen take it. May 8. Triangular meet at Laporte. M. C. second. May 20. Class Day. May 21. May Festival. June 2. Reception to Seniors by Junior Class. June 3. Commencement Exercises. June 4. School closes. [121] MORITZ SON Greening Bros. Cash Meat Market TELEPHONE 1662 We Sell All No. 1 Meals at the Lowest Prices GIVE US A TRIAL Michigan City Hardware Co. Sporting Goods and General Hardware, Paints, Oils, Glass and Pittings 415 FRANKLIN STREET TELEPHONE No. .V Everything in Flowers and Candy A.G. REICHER New Location 607 Franklin StreetCASES AM) CRUSHES Warren Rogers and Margaret Dunlap Are so much In love they don't give a rap. They are each other's all in all Like Dorothy, and Warren Kimball. Grace Peterson and Rort Juhell. Like each other pretty well. Mary Timm haa cases too; who are they on? Oh, that's up to you! Then there's Nellie Stipp. and Kills P. They have a crush, so they tell me. And Bather Hommell and Pork, you know. Take in mostly every show. Ronald Veal and Leola Warner. Usually seek some cozy corner. Karl Wagner and Irene Pease. Also should be added to these. Then there's Lloyd and his numerous girls. Some with straight hair, some with curls. And I know of another—but I fear That I’m too bashful to write it here. THK PLOT THICKKN8 Miss Flekol: "Tomorrow, we will take the life of Coleridge. Come prepared." VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY Valparaiso, Indiana A university founded with but one object in view, that of giving every person whether rich or poor the opportunity of obtaining a thorough, practical education at an expense within his means. That such an Institution is a necessity may Ik judged by the fact that every year since the beginning the attendance has been greater than that of the previous year. It offers excellent equipment in buildings, laboratories, etc., for doing work in any of the following twenty-one departments which it maintains: Preparatory, High School, Primary Methods, Kindergarten Methods, Commerce, Phonography and Typewriting, Review for Teachers, Education. Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Manual Training. Agriculture, Expression and Public Speaking, Music, Fine Art, Domestic Science, Pharmacy, Law, Medicine and Dentistry. The expenses are made so low that anyone can meet them. Tuition is $20 per quarter of twelve weeks or $G5 per year of forty-eight weeks if paid in advance. Board with furnished room may lx? had at $26,000 to $39.00 per quarter. Catalog will lx? mailed free. Address HENRY B. BROWN. President, or OLIVER P. KINSEY. Vice-President. The Summer Quarter will open May 25, 1915 The forty-third year will open Sept. 21. 1915 NOTICE Kccauae of the very groat Incrmno In the price of flour, cereal and many other food , the Unlvorulty find It neeeHaary to add 1.00 per term to the price of hoard during the aprlng term. Thla mean only for the whole twelve weeke, no that Heritage board will bo II» for the term, payable only by the term: Kaat Hall will be 12. Altrurla und Leiubkc $25 each. Except at Heritage Hall weekly rate will be $2.SO. Kor the aummer term, commencing May 25th. there will be an additional advance of II. which will mean Heritage Hall 12© for the term of twelve wceka; llaat Hall. |23. Lembke and Altrurla each |2«. Weekly ratea will be 12.50. Kor the aummer term the laboratory fee for the aupply of gooda for Domestic Science will be fO lnxtecid of IS. January 30. 1016. VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY. [122]FOUND! A TREASURE (By Marion Willson) CHAPTER I. THE BURIAL OF THE TREASURE The blue of the sky came down without obstruction to meet the golden glare of the sand, and the sun beat mercilessly upon the tile roof of a little convent which stood or rather squatted, for it was a long low building, in the midst of all that dreadful desert. That is what I saw as I rode along on Pinto, the small Mexican pony, which I had hired with the dollar given to me as a birthday present. Now I was regretting my disposal of the money, for when one is not used to riding. one finds it very difficult to be comfortable astride a small pony of very changeable moods. There is nothing very remarkable in a convent surrounded by sand dunes, at least, not in Mexico. and it was not that which caused me to rein in my fiery steed and stare with fixed attention at the building. The object of my gaze was what ap-|x?ared to be a little old woman, or it might have been a man. for it was completely shrouded in a monk’s cowl and cloak. This figure came stealthily out of the door and proceeded with much difficulty through the hot sand to a dead tree, the only one visible. Once there, it turned and looked warily about, as if to ascertain whether or not anyone was looking. Why it did not see me, I do not know, unless it was rather short sighted, for I was not much in evidence. After it had scanned the horizon and had missed me completely, it began with a rather cumbersome shovel which it had produced from the folds of its cloak, to dig a hole just under the tree. The sun was sinking low by this time, and I should have returned home, but the mystery of the thing lured me on, and I waited. Pinto, the indifferent brute, had actually gone to sleep. Finally, a hole of sufficient depth being dug. the strange being took out of a huge pocket, a white bag which it handled gingerly. and tying it to a rope, let it carefully down into the place made for it. as though it were of some breakable material. and then, covering it up hastily, ran away. Just as it entered the gate of the convent, the hood fell back, and I saw that it was a young girl with shimmering golden curls flying in the wind, and not an old woman at all. That was all. But it was enough to bring back to my mind all the long-forgotten heroes of buried treasure. Captain Kidd. John Silver and the rest, and cause me to race home and pour out the whole story to my aunt. Then came the awful question, would my aunt let me go that very night and dig up the treasure? I was certain that the girl had stolen it, whatever it was, from the convent and had buried it there only until the time when she could dispose of it to better advantage. Of course 1 had no actual proof except her stealthy actions, but I am burdened with a very active imagination, and it did not take me very long to conjure up this very plausible reason for my desire to go back after the treasure. My aunt waited a minute as if uncertain whether to say yes CLASS PINS CLASS RINGS HIGH SCHOOL PINS I«et Us Figure On Your Class Pin Order. We Make the College Kind WALTER H. MELLOR JEWELER 517 Franklin Street Phone 444 The HALLMARK Store [123]or no and then: “Why—why indeed. my dear boy, indeed yes.” I remember just the way she looked as she said those words which made me so happy, standing there before me. her lips apart, her cheeks flushed with the excitement my story created. or it might have been suppressed laughter, her hair all tumbling down her back, and her eyes shining like stars. But that was not all. she even promised to go with me and help dig. For all of which I was very grateful as I did not relish the task of going out there all alone after dark. I was only twelve years old, you see. CHAPTER II THE TREASURE We set out about eight o’clock on Pinto and Alababa for the convent, and arrived at the foot of the old dead tree fifteen minutes later. As there was no moon that night, we had brought two small lanterns with us. Immediately I commenced the digging, but as soon as I would scoop out the sand, it would sift in again, and I was pretty well discouraged when I discovered the end of the rope, and with one pull, brought forth the bag. “Open it,” said my aunt. This was very good advice, indeed, Here’s What Counts Cloth, Quality, Workmanship, Style, Distinction, Honest Price. These are the things you want to find in the suit you put your money into today. You’ll find all these features embodied in our clothes. GRIEGER’S for I stood staring at it as if afraid of the thing. My aunt and I untied the rope and then waited a moment as if to gain courage for the opening of the bag. We held our breath, while, cautiously I put my hand down into it and pulled forth an old. time-worn rag doll. Pinned to it was its name, “Isabella,” and this announcement: “Tonight on taking my first veil, I do hereby renounce all the vanities of this wicked world. Angelica de Courzon.” Tied to the Ixdtom of this was a string of turquoise beads. That was all. I was very angry and disappointed, for I knew that my aunt would laugh at this outcome of my mystery. But when I turned to her. she was not laughing, instead there were tears in her eyes. “What’s the matter?” I asked rather gruffly, but instead of answering she merely gazed far ofT as if unconscious of my questioning. The light of the lantern steadily flickered and went out; a faint rose tint was coming in the east. Slowly she took my hand and softly patted it. “I was thinking”—and there was a little choke in her voice, “I was thinking—just thinking.— Laddie boy.” 1124]JOKES THE TEN COMMANDMENTS 1. Thou shalt not talk in the assembly, for in doing so thou disturbest thy neighbor. 2. Thou shalt not whisper or pass notes, for thou shalt surely receive an eighth period for thy folly. 3. Thou shalt not steal rhetoric paper, for thy neighbor will surely take thine. 4. 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REDDING BOSS A Complete House-Furnishing Store Van Transfer and Storage Goods will be sold for cash or on our easy payment plan Coal, Coke and Wood COME IN AND GET ACQUAINTED WITH Our Aim it lo Ute Yon Square the Year Around | 224 Franklin Street Phone 488 FAWLEY ABBOTT FRED WOLGAST Staple and Fancy Groceries Prowpt Delivery . Phone 862 325 Willard Ave. Michigan City, lod. OTTO AICHER, Furniture and Carpets 710-712 Franklin Street Michigan City ... Indiana FIRST NATIONAL BANK The Oldest and Strongest Bank in the City U2«]Open an account with the right hank. Michigan City’s largest financial institution. “The first thing every young man and woman should do when leaving school.” THE CITIZENS BANK STAIGER HARDWARE CO. HARD W A R E Wood and Coal Poultry Supplies A. C. HEITSCHMIDT THE PLACE FOR QUALITY AND QUANTITY ESTABLISHED ISM 314-316 Michigan St. Phone 32 Flour Feed Lime and Cement FRED H. 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