Elston High School - Elstonian Yearbook (Michigan City, IN)
- Class of 1924
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Text from Pages 1 - 122 of the 1924 volume:
T H K K L S T O N I A NAdown the winds that softly blow.
The singing sand a message brings, That grips the heart and e'en doth start Vague longings for forgotten things. Like Pan of old it calls to me
With lilting lays and luring tunes, And by their subtle spell I know It is the Spirit of the Dunes.
Photo copyrighted; used by permissionTHE CLASS OF 1924
THE FOURTH ANNUAL
zAn Illustrated Tear Book of the Isaac C. Elston High School Michigan City, Indiana for the season of 1924
Edited by Harry Franklin Kirk Under Business Management of Charles E. Arnt Art Titles by Arnold Krueger Photography by M. Bodine, Tom Martin and C. C. Calvert Directed by Miss Goldie Shepherd'Dedication
In appreciation of her active interest in high school activities anil her invaluable aid in the compilation of this book, we, the graduating class of 1924, respectfully dedicate this volume to
Miss Goi.dif. ShepherdHARRY KIRK, Jr.
Kd it or-in Chief
CHARLES ARNT ARNOLD KRUEGER
HuKiness Manager Art Editor
JUST A MOMENT, PLEASE
Let us stop you a moment before plunging into the depths of this little book.
VVe must burden you with a terrible confession. This is not a work of art!
We admit this truth prevails rather from circumstance than choice. We have long since realized that our artistic deficiencies remove us far from the sphere of Michael Angelo and Rembrandt.
With this awful fact staring us in the face we have set for ourselves the not unpleasant task of drowning our tears in a sea of foolishness and literature. Hence this volume of the Elstonian.
If, as you glance through these pages, a tear gathers in your eyes or a smile Hits across your face, a base hit will be registered on our sub-conscious score-board of satisfaction.
A touch of art may nourish the soul, but a good laugh always aids the digestion.
Now that we are pretty well acquainted, we feel it is fairly safe to allow you to brave the hazards within.
THE ELSTONIAN STALE.MR. KEELER AND THE HOARD OF EDUCATION
it hardly seems necessary for us to print a noinen caption underneath the picture of the gentleman who is seen at the upper left hand corner of this page. Although we are not brought into daily contact with him he is. we think, a familiar figure to all.
Sometimes we imagine his happiest moments are those when he stands either on the Auditorium or Assembly room platform and pours forth candy-coated pills of wisdom which we may either chew on and digest or swallow whole.
Our Mr. Keeler is the natural born droll humorist you would expect a man of his calibre and size to be. We get that impression from Santa Claus, who is always pictured along the same lines. We suppose he will inevitably win for himself the title of “Old Laugh a Line” because of the subtle wit in each sentence of his speech. In a word he is the very personification of jollity and good cheer. Disregarding technical requirements which are easy enough to attain, that, we believe, is his highest qualification for the office he now holds.
A word at this time should also be spoken for the school board. It is our misfortune to know little of this group of individuals, since their work is like the forces of nature which accomplish things unseen. Such work is of the highest importance, and if in our time we are ever brought into this service, we shall soon realize the honor one possesses in having his name inscribed on its roll.
6MR. MURRAY, THE MAN
The pen sketch of Mr. Murray which appears in the upper right hand corner of this page was drawn a few years ago by one “Dude” Calvert, who is also responsible for the likeness of the gentleman on the first page—back. Both pictures prove our old friend “Dude” knew how to draw character as well as features. These photos will stand then as very life-like sketches of the two foremost figures in one’s school life at M. C.
Mr. Murray, like Mr. Keeler, is still good looking although both have long since passed the sheik age. He is a bachelor and that, of course, accounts for his remarkable trait of keen judgment. Like our friend. Walt of Gasoline Alley, he seems to know when he is well off. Being a bachelor also makes of him a man of mystery for we are ever wont to look upon these men as persons with a past. Perhaps we err greatly though, for it doesn’t seem as if Mr. Murray could conceal anything. He is perfectly frank. We have discovered that during many confidential talks. Of course, he is hard to understand and hard to think well of consistently. His position as principal is responsible for any such feeling. When we have to face him for a petty infringement, we know we’re wrong before we go to his office. (And you can't expect a fellow to be pleasant when he hasn’t even got a fighting chance). Hence the quick decision hurts and we imagine we hate him until time piles up the days and fools us. You’ll find nothing partial about this man. he deals fairly and squarely with all.
Outside of office he’s quite the same person, living a modest and conservative life. This reflects on his youth which wasn't all roses and sunny gardens. At that time he had other things to do besides lean against a soda fountain or the equivalent. He is very fond of the theatre and is quite an actor himself. His favorite movie star is—well, he wouldn’t tell us. We suspect Charlie Chaplin.
We don’t have to say he’s a good man for the position he holds because he's been principal here a good many years. That, we think, ought to mean more than anything we could say.
The only sad lot of his life is that too many of us know him only as Mr. Murray, the principal, and too few of us as Mr. Murray, the man.
7THE LIGHT OF OLD M. C. HIGH
I shall see our school when shadows Fall like pansies round my door;
When the misty stars in heaven Scatter lights upon the floor.
It will he there memory laden,
Old M. C. High where youth meant joys. Our pains and sorrows were all pleasures And our books were even toys.
In the world where I wander Like a pilgrim tired of heart.
There will come a cry within me For the land where heavens start.
And all sudden from the blackness I shall see OLD M. C. shine Like the starlight on the prairies—
I shall take her light for mine.
HARRY FRANKLIN KIRK
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JUST ONE WORD OF APPRECIATION
And now we come to sing the praises of those whom the bards left unsung, liven in the yesteryear when I’lato and Aristotle wielded the good old fashioned ruler (or did they call it by another name then?) the writers, scrollers and recorders of the day hesitated to give these men the privilege of the front page while a special edition was out of the question. Much rather would these scribes get a scoop on some stale battle then in progress or clinch a good feature story on events at the gladiatorial combats. When we stop to consider that scandal was too popular and frequent to be of much general interest, and that there was a noteworthy dearth of theatres, while styles varied little, and murders were few and far between; we are led to wonder what these Hapgoods and Brisbanes were doing when Cato propounded his brilliant mathematical laws and gave to the ambitious high school student of 1924 the foundation of the interesting study some of us call Geometry and others call—well, we'll leave that out.
Regardless of all this we'll forgive the ancients because of their sad mistake in not recognizing the law we have learned today—“that all progress hinges on education and concentration." Because they didn't encourage their teachers they are to be pitied rather than scorned. At that we can't take too much on ourselves for we haven’t done so terribly much to advance the teacher to a place of rightful recognition. Their part in the world's advancement is sadly overlooked. Time and again their talents go underestimated and unappreciated, and this is only negligence on our part.
We believe teaching to be the noblest of all professions, the entertainer and the doctor coming in consecutive order. Without education we can neither understand nor appreciate the other two. It is to the teacher then we owe the highest respect. It is he or she we insult when we are duly unruly. And that is a good thing to remember.
They measure their compensation not in dollars and cents, but in the satisfaction that comes with the spoken words of appreciation which many a college freshman back for the holidays is wont to utter. But wouldn’t a little every dav appreciation mean a great deal more?
So here’s to the teachers, God bless them—
The teachers of M. C. HIGH.
May their compensation come from the students,
Who'll remember them bye and bye.
91 Helen, A. Southgate
A.B., University of Illinois
4 Magdalene M. Schmith
A.B., Franklin College
2 Russell B. Troyer
A.B., Indiana University.
2 Myna M. Peck
A.B., University of Kentucky
Eliabeth C. Lee
Ohio State University
3 A. J. Parsons
A.B.. Ohio Wesleyan University
Mable Marie Engstrom H istory
A.B., Indiana University.
Lela Troutner Latin and English
A.B., Olivet College1 Mellie Luck
A.B.. Indiana University.
A.B., DePauw University
Steen McNeilan Mathematics
A.B., Ohio Wesleyan University
Lillie M. Walton Mathematics
A.B., Oberlin College
Lois Eikenberry English
A.B.. DePauw University
Orlando Johnson Supervisor Manuel Training
4 Goldie A. Shepherd
B.S., Miami University
4 Doris Gard
Mathematics and English
A.B., Western College
111 Mildred A. Smith 1
B.S.. Northwestern University
Wilhelmina Munson Commercial Subjects
A.B., Western College
2 Paul S. Connell
Indiana State Normal
2 Alice Langdon Bell
3 Florence Palm
3 Carra Sweet
Western State Normal
4 Grace Llewellyn
A.B., Ohio Wesleyan University
4 Anne Jameson
B.S., College of Industrial Arts
121 Cora May Nafe
1 Louise Reed
A.B., Illinois Woman’s College
2 Andrew Gill
A.B., Indiana University
2 R. O. Schaeffer
3 Margaret Hirschmann
3 Alma Curtis Krueger
A.B., Valparaiso University
4 Frances Sebesta 4
Chicago Normal School of Physical Education
James H. Griffin Mathematics and History
A.B., Wittenburg College
ClassesJUST PASSING IJY
We’ll sing it long and with a sigh!
We’.l sing a song of M. C. High,
During the year of ’20 about 93 world conquerors stampeded old Isaac C. Elston and started to turn the pages of its history. They were at once entertained by the witty Sophs at the annual underclassmen get-together party. In the wake of this came more parties, while the more ambitious allied themselves with the various clubs, some even joining the Oratorical Association and others entering athletics.
A year went by and then half of another until as Juniors this same group strengthened by satellites from other classes and weakened by the withdrawal oi' some who had preferred to remain as Sophs staged the annual junior play, the last to be coached here by the one and only Olive Kackley. Happily Miss Kackley chose “The Tailor Made Man” for production, which called for a cast of thirty or more. Eater in the spring the class entertained the Seniors at the Junior reception, which aside from being a very attractive affair will always be remembered as the scene of the Iasi merrymaking in the grand old West Assembly.
Well, we're only Seniors now and at the present writing our class activities are reaching a rather heavy climax. We are planning a Senior party and getting ready for class day exercises; afterwards we expect to be entertained by the Juniors at the annual reception. Then will come commencement, diplomas, mother’s kiss and father’s blessing, and well, who is there to tell.'
Last year, as Juniors, we selected pins and rings and we have been admiring our fingers and the place where the pin happens to be. ever since. Our colors, also chosen last year, are pea green and violet—not new, of course, but very-pretty.
Charles Amt is keeping the machine oiled this year and he’s certainly using a very good lubricant. Arnold Krueger, the athlete, is helping him. Eva Mel-son does all the pencil work and Ralph Roeske, who succeeded Blanche Watt, is custodian of the treasury. What a Cerberus he is!
Soon, however, our work will be done and we shall pass out of these halls forever to seek new worlds and other fields of endeavor.
Then perhaps, there will come a day- when we shall tread our weary way back to the bricks that sheltered us when chemistry had to be mastered and our lives made into better stuff. And if that day comes we’ll sing again a song of old M. C. High. Wc’il sing it long and with a sigh. Good-bye, M. C. High, goodbye, good-bye! We’re just the Seniors passing by.
15CHARLES E. ARNT JR.
Pres. Orchestra 3 years: Sec.-Tress. Glee Club, ’22: Football. '23: Latin Club:
“Tailor Made Man:" “Cherry Blossom;" Hi-Y Club: B. A. A.; Klstonian Staff;
Sea-Treas. Freshman Class. 21; Sec.-Treas. of Sophomore Class, '22: Sec. Junior Class, '23; Pres. Senior Class, ‘24.
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G. A. A.; Boosters’ Club; Glee Club: “Tailor Mnde Man;" Girls’ Council, '22; Treas. Junior Class. '23; Latin Club: Klstonian Staff. '24; Sec. of Senior Class, ’24; “A Successful Calamity."
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ARNOLD ROV KRUEGER
Vice Pres. Senior Class, '24: Vice Pres. Junior Class, ’23: Football 2. 3, (Capt.), 4: Basketball 3, 4; Baseball 2. 3, 4; Pres. B. A. A., ‘24; Pres. Hi-Y Club, '24; Pres. Glee Club, ‘24; Sec. Freshman Y Club. ’21 ; Joke Kditor Hi-Y News; Feature Artist of Crimson Comet. ‘24; Art Kditor of Klstonian. ’24: “Miss Cherry Blossom:"
“Patricia;" •’The Tailor Made Man;" "Fair Kllen;" "The Fortune Teller;’ "A Successful Calamity”; “Cheer Up."
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Forum; Latin Club; Sophomore Declamatory Contest. ’22: Treas. French Club,
'23; Treas. Music Club. '24; Girls’ Council, ’23; G. A. A.; Boosters' Club.
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RALPH C. ROESKE
Pres. Freshman Y Club. '22; Treas. Latin Club, '22; Pres. Junior Class, '23: Vice Pres. B. A. A., ’23; Treas. Hi-Y Club:
Associate Kditor Hi-Y News. '23; Football, 23-’24; Vice Pres. Giee Club, '24; Pres. Dramatic Club. ’24; Treas. B. A. A., ’24; Vice Pres. Hi-Y Club, ’24; Commercial Club; Treas. Senior Class, '24: Klstonian Staff; "Fair Kllen;" “Tailor Made Man:" “Miss Cherry Blossom;" "A Successful Calamity."
Glee Club; Music Club; G. A. A.; Latin Club; Boosters' Club; Klstonian Staff.
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Basketball 2. 3. 4; Football 4; Yell Leader, 21; Hi-Y Club; Freshman Y Club; B. A. A.
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HAROLD ALBERT MERCER
B. A. A.; Football. '22 23; Hi Y Club; Dramatics Club; Commercial Club; Pres. Civics Club, '24; Editor Crimson Comet, '24; "A Successful Calamity.”
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Latin Club; Forum; Commercial Club.MARION JOHNSON
G. A. A.; Latin Club; Music Club; “Tailor Made Man;” Klstonian Staff.
"Tailor Made Man;” Commercial Club; B. A. A.; Latin Club; Boosters' Club; “A Successful Calamity.”
(i. A. A.: 'Miss Cherry Blossom;” “Tai-
lor Made Man;” "Patricia;” Glee Club; Boosters’ Club; Dramatic Club; President Girls' Council; Commercial Club.
B. A. A., Itadio Club, Music Club, "Cheer up.”
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G. A. A.; “Miss ('berry Blossom”; ‘ Patricia”; “Tailor Made Man”: Glee Club: Commeicial Club; Booster's Club.
Glee Club: Commercial Club; Boosters'
Club; Music Club: "Tailor Made Man"; • Fair Klleii:" B. A. A.; Dramatic Club: Freshman V Club.
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Vice Pres. Music Club. '24; Commercial Club: G. A. A.; Glee Club; “Fair Kllen;" “Cherry Blossom:" "Fortune Teller."
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HARRISON T. ORR
Treas. B. A. A., ’23; Treas. Dramatic
Club, ’24: Pres. Sophomore Class, ’22.
Kxchff. Editor Hi-Y News. '23; Klstonian Staff. '24; Commercial Club; Freshman Y Club: “Tailor Made Man;" "Fair Kllen:" "Cherry Blossom;" Track, 23; “A Successful Calamity."
Commercial Club, G. A. A.
Track, ’22. ’23; Commercial Club.
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HARRY FRANKLIN KIRK
Editor Klstonian, '24: Pres. Hi-Y Club. ’22-’23; Pres. Freshman Y Club. 19; Football. '21 -'23; Debating Team, '21; Editor Hi-Y News. '22; Feature Editor Hi-Y News, ’23; (Mass Basketball. '21; “Tailor Made Man:’’ Producer of the ‘■Mirror’’ and other Hal Wynd Productions; Pres. Dramatic Club, 24: B. A. A.; Pres. Better English Club. '21: Winner of Silver Medal in the Northern Indiana Oratorical Contest, ’23; “A Successful Calamity.”
MARGARET EARL REDPATH
Glee Club: “Tailor Made Man;” Dramatic Club; Vice Pres. Music Club. ’23; Boosters’ Club; “Patricia;” Klstonian Staff: “Cheer Up;” “A Successful Calamity;” Commercial Club.
Klstonian Staff: Hi-Y Club; Sporting Editor of the Hi-Y News; Dramatic Club; Glee Club. Radio Club: Forum; B. A. A.; “Tailor Made Man;” Freshman Y Club: Latin Club; Class Basketball.
Latin Club Commercial Club; G. A. A.; Basketball, ’23-’24; Forum; Junior Glee Club; Boosters’ Club.
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B. A. A.; Hi-Y Club; Boosters’ Club; Forum; Dramatic Club: Civics Club; Freshman Y Club: Debating Team. ’22; “Tailor Made Man;” Sporting Editor Crimson Comet; Pres. Freshman Class. ’21: Sec.
B. A. A., ’24; Vice Pres. Civics Club,
G. A. A.; Commercial Club; Latin Club; French Club; Boosters’ Club; Basketball,
B. A. A.; Football 3.
Pres, of Commercial Club, ’24; Music Club; G. A. A.; “Tailor Made Man;” Sec. of Forum, ’22.
Boosters’ Club; Hi-Y Club.
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Forum: G. A. A.; Glee Club; Commercial Club; Music Club; “Cherry Blossom.”ETHEL LEUSCH
Latin Club; Forum; (». A. A.; Commercial Club; Boosters’ Club.
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See. Latin Club . ’22: Treas. Hi-Y Club, ’24; Hi-Y News Staff, 22; "To The Ladies:" Freshman Y Club.
Music Club; Commercial Club; Junior (ilee Club; Boosters’ Club; Forum.
Comercinl Club; G. A. A.
B. A. A.; Dramatic Club.
G. A. A.: Girl Scouts; Basketball. 23-’24; Latin Club; Commercial Club: Dramatic
Club; "Tailor Made Man;” Junior Glee Club: Boosters’ Club.
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RICHARD P. FRAME
Baseball, 22- 23; B. A. A.; Sec.-Treas. Radio Club. '24: Boosters’ Club.
Latin Club; Boosters’ Club; B. A. A.
G. A. A.; Boosters’ Club; Sec. French Club, '23; Sec. Latin Club, '22: Pres. Music Club, ’23-'24; "Tailor Made Man.”
B. A. A.
Latin Club; Music Club; G. A. A.; Junior Glee Club.
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Football, '23. '24; Track, ’23. ’24; Captain Basketball. ”23. ’24; B. A. A.; Hi-Y Club.
Commercial Club: Latin Club; Music Club; G. A. A. Sec.; Dramatic Club; Sec. Boosters' Club; (Jlee Club: ‘‘Miss Cherry Blossoms:” "Tailor made Man:” "Fair Ellen;’ "May Festival;..rhe Mirror;”
"Cheer Up;” "A Successful Calamity.”
Commercial Club; B. A. A.; "Tailor Made Man.”
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I:O 7AID BAINESCLASS POEM
I low time does fly! Four years have passed Since first we entered at this door.
And now the time has come to leave;
( ur joyous High School days are o’er.
Four years of happy, useful work—
Each one had its full measure;
And through our lessons, day by day,
We stored up priceless treasure.
For what can greater satisfaction And happiness bestow
Than learning, which enables one Through life successfully to go?
Many times we were confronted With what seemed a hopeless task ;
But by faithful perseverance Victory was ours at last.
Though now a new life we begin.
And know not what our lot may be,
Yet, with the knowledge we have gained,
We face the future dauntlessly.
For we’ve made our minds up to succeed,
With “Labor omnia vincit” as our rule,
Then surely we’ll achieve the end
For which we labored while in school.
We may not reach the limelight,
Nor tread the paths of fame;
But we’ll do the very best we can,
Nothing then will be in vain.
Today, as others have before us,
We part from school; so, with a sigh,
This class of ’24 now bids
Farewell to dear old M. C. High.
MILDRED H. HILDEBRANT.
26WHAT WE’VE GONE THROUGH
Looking back into that early summer of 1921 recalls memories which we shall never forget. We shall forever see the tear in our principal’s eye as he awarded diplomas. And if he had ever been harsh to us. it was all forgiven in that moment. September soon came and 129 of us entered Isaac C. Elston as little green Freshmen.
At first everything was strange and new. but we soon became adapted to our new surroundings and came down to earth by electing Robert Anderson president of our first class. Then came the annual Soph-Freshman jubilee .and other parties, in the wake.
After a swimming summer we came back and elected Charlie Lambka president of our second class, and then staged our first hit by acting as hosts at the Sophomore-Freshman party. Finally exams again—the inevitable toll which took our own away and gave us derelicts from other classes.
Rut that summer passed as others had passed before it. and we came back this year as Juniors. We elected our officers and settled down at once under Charlie Lambka as president. Charles Henry as vice-president, Genevieve Bryan as secretary, and Joe Stipp as treasurer. For our colors we chose green and white.
Our greatest achievement was the Junior play, “To the Ladies.” which aside from being a financial succees revealed Gladys Williams as a perfect little actress and Eddie Sights as a gentleman with a “hip” pocket.
At present we are making preparations for the Junior Prom which we expect to be the finest in recent years. Nothing, we feel, is too good for our worthv Seniors and ye can only hope the succeeding Juniors will hold us as high.John Anderson John Bartholomew Omar Bowers Edward Brant Norman Carlson Marshall Carpenter Ray Cochran Russell Co an John Correll J. B. Gifford Edward Heise Charles Henry Wilbur Heuring Herman Hitz David Hunter Wallace Jesko Percy Jockum Harold Johansen Lester Johnson Jacob Katz Prank Keppen Louis Kienitz Charles Lambka
Marvin Levenberg Foster Luchtman Charles Martin Earl MeCallister Leroy Michaels Floyde Melson John Pecknic Marvin Peterson Blaine Richards Earl Rudnick Rudolph Schnick Kermit Shreve Elton Smith Joe Stipp Charles Stolze Melbert Swanson William Voltz
Karin Blom Laura Blomquist Helen Boss Genevieve Bryan Marie Coan Eldora Erickson Norma Flotow Louise Gielow Mildred M. Goede Elizabeth Hale Thelma Heberling Lillian Heichel Mamie Heise Anna Heuck Grace Hostetter
Anna Morris Dorothy Ohming Eleanor Precious Mabel Priest Marie Radtke Lois Redding Mildred Richter Dorthula Ritchie Kathryn Robeson Florence Robinson Edith Schwager Alice Smelter Florence Smelter Dorothy Sprencel Florence Stibbe Melba Swanson Lucille Tamlin Dolores Thomas Helen Timm Mildred Tisdel Louise Vetterly Lois Wheeler Gladys Williams
Florence Kramer Mrytle Krueger Frederick Voss Margaret Leary
Lawrence Wineman Dorothy Malchow Lewis Ziemer Hazel Moll
Davena ArrowsmithElizabeth Meysenberg Marjorie Barnes Dorothy Misener
Elsa Blom Arbutus Moldenhauer
Karl Atkins Lawrence Benson Fred Boese John Bohlim Melvin Burns Charles Chinske John Cooney John Crumpacker George Diflfenbaugh Hoy Knglehart Mike Farroh Willard Fausch Melirn Field Fred Flotow Robert Garrettson Lawrence Giniher Marshall Ginther Janies Gleason Glenn Graw Samuel Haines Virgil Harlacher Jack Harrison Kdward Hihbs Lyman Hicks Philip James Albert Johnston Leland Kienitz Arthur Hasten William Killingbeck Frederick Krueger Paul Krueger Leonard Landwrith Walter Leeds Francis Leggett Richard Lewry Carl Leuth Richard Maldy Arthur Margraf Kdward MeComb
Karl Miller Clement Moore John Morris Louis Mross Stanley Navroske Clements Novak William Pahl William Paxton Norman Reebs William Richter Wilford Robinson Harry Rubin Walter Schlundt Ronald Schofield Russell Schofield Wilbur Sehroeder Irlvin Shon Abe Slavin Jacob Slavin Stanford Smith William Smith Glenn Sparrow Charles Spencer Richard Stall fer Henry Stelter Kdward Stibbe Win. Stock well. Jr. Richard Sutton Matthew Timm Roger Ward Fred Warner •
Joe Wiener Harold Wilcox William Wilke Kdward Williams Wallace Wilson Leonard Wocholski Albert Wozniak Mary Valetta Allbright
Althea Arndt Frances Arndt Vohn Arrow smith Margaret Barnes Helen Bartholomew’ Irene Berkheiser Mildred Burnette Opal Calahan Lolita Cunfield Janis Dilworth Marjorie Donohue Ethel Kdinger Dorothy Erickson Dorothy Finske Wnvelynn Freese Julia Gielow Alice Ginther Mildred L. Goede Corlnne Greenburg Mary Louise Grieger Ruth Guibert Charlotte Hahn Helen Hapke Margaret Haviland Lois Hilemnn Muriel Hillman Eleanor Hirschmann Catherine Hull Dorothy Hultgren Eunice Hunziker Pearl Irk
Genevieve Kaczmarcxyk Beatrice Kane Doris Karpen Jane Karpen Aura Kirk Ida Klaus Marguerite Koelln Alice Kramer Hazel Kramer
Mary Louise Op perm an
Sarah Frances Orr
Margaret Speck ien
La Verne Wallers
Robert Adamson Harold Allen Howard Anderson Charles Baumgarten Raymond Beckman Charles Beebe Richard Bell Howard Benford Stanley Biela Robert Blocksom
Roger Bowers Horace Brown Raymond Brown Preston Calvert Valentine Carpenter (iuy Carter Kdward Cassidy Arthur Christensen Richard Chubb Osmond Clarke
I.ester Cochran Richard Cook Myron Dabbert William Deets Clarence DeVaux .Julius Dewald Charles Dieckilman Paul Dolembo Kdwin Dombrowsky Howard Kdinger
I.arold Kvert Leroy Kwiug George Farhat Clement Firanek William Flotow George Flowers Karl Frederick Karl Friday Kenneth Friend .lohn Gardis
PRES IT M E N
Karl Geliake Glenn Glafcke Frank Graham Win. Greene Arthur Greiner Louis Greiner Glenn Guernsey Andrew Haerh Don Hanna Powell Hanna Alfred Hapke John Harbart Russell Harbart Victor Harris Theodore Harvey Norman Helaing Howard Hess Ray Heuck Raymond Holtz Wallace Holt .
Nelson Hultyngs Fritz Hundt Arthur Ihrk Clemens Januchowski Gerhart .Teach Ronald Johnson Earl Kaeding Melvin Kay Homer Keel Oakley Kelty Roscoe Kelty Ford Keppen
Joe Kerwin Krwin King Chester Kominarek George Koniske Joseph Krajeski Peter Kuchik Patrick Lahey Meyer Landwirth Stanley Lauer Joseph Lisak James Lyons Gillman Malchow John Malecki Russell Marks Bruce Martin Henry McIntyre Robert McKee Max Meaduske Norman Miller Walter Minke Randall Moldenhauer Frank Morse Michael Morgan Carl Mross Edward Naavrat Arthur Neulieb Owen Nicewarmer Eugene Noveroski Robert Northcott Teddy Orlowski Louis Otlewski Russell Peters
Henry Spychalski John Pawloski Walter Piergalski Frederick Pilliard Otto Pollock Dwight Porter Hubert Pattengale Frank Proll Elmer Prosser Frank Pr .ybvlinski Eugene Richards Lawrence Rinehart Glen Ronnies John Rock Henry Root, Jr. James Root Bernard Russell Harold Sadenwater Lester Sadenwater William Sadenwater Frederick Sayre Paul Schlundt Louis Schmuhl Ambroso Schultz Arthur Schultz Ceorge Seekell Theodore Seeling Charles Sieln rt Ben Slavin Bernoll Smith Deloss Smith John Smith
Lawrence Smith Grant Stein Joseph Stein Arthur Stelter John Stlbbe Philip Stockwell Albert Striebel William Sunderman Clifford Swanson Warren Teets Ralph Taylor Charles Trafelet Norman Vergane Elmer Virge Norman Voigt Ernest Wabshall William Wagner Leo Walotke Donald Ward Leon Wear Francis Webb Harold Werdin Willard West Wallace Westphnl Aloysius Wojalchoski Harold Wilson Lawrence Wright Harold Zander Lewis Zorn Elizabeth Abele Margaret Adamson Belvn Armstrong
31Francos Aydelotte Mildred Barth (Mara Hunejager Martha Hunt Franco Hyer Florence Jesse Dorothy H. Johnson Kvelyn Baxter Mable Beck Dorothy Bingamon Gertrude Bion Leonore Birkhotz Estelle Boggs Vivian Boss Mable Brant Vera Breitxka Dorothy Brink Lois Bunton Beth Carver Ethyel Chodash Kvelyn Christensen Dorothy Clinger Manietta Coan Jessie Cogan Winifred Cooney Loretta Crawford Doris Cross Helen Crumpacker Mary Dewitt Kdna Diet .
Dorothy Dilts Margaret Dingier Kdythe Ducoy Fern Kekert Vera Ellis Florentine Evert Ida Faroh Alma Flanigan
Fern Fogarty Kdna Hultgren Dorothy Messner Kthel Miller Virginia Miller Dorothy Mitchell Ksther Neuman Kenetta Neuman
label Nieman Dorothy Odell Elizabeth Orlowski Leona Otlewski Dorothy Foster Elizabeth Day Dorothy (ilanz Bernice Olinka Loretta Grauel Helen Gray Marjorie Cray low Florence (iroth Jeanette Hahn Velda Harlacker Marfory Hecht Mildred Hecht Lena Heichel Klnor Heinz Kuth Heise Helen Helmken (iladys Helms Lulu Helms Dorothy Herbert Florence Hewitt Marion Hibner Nenna Hinchman Lois Holloway Hilda Holmgren Alice Hull Pearl Hull
Kuth I'erham Lucilo Potritz Florence Kamsay Thelma Ray Charlotte Rogers Minnie Roskie Klnor Kudnick Hazel Rullinan Geraldine Samuelson Valerie Sass Hattie Schaumburg Henrietta Scherer Mabel Schmock Margaret he. Schnick Dorma Schroeder Dorothy Schwager Dorothy Johnson Fern Johnston Kthel Kaiser Helen Kaiser Alsice Kane Angela Klosinski Kdna Knaak Dorothy Knable Kleanor Kniola Josephine Krimbacker Florence Krueger Marie Kuhs Florence Lange Alice Lee Isabel Lippens Kvelyn Lubke Mildred Lukow Florence Malm Father Matthews Helen Mazzaia Ruth Mcnke Helen Mercer
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A PREVIEW AND A PROPHECY
Every nation has its day of Faith, of Prestige, of Power. Constantinople, Greece. Italy, Spain and France all had their day. And as we say here in America, “Every dog has its day.” So runs this human pitch of power from the highest to the lowliest, from the lowliest to the highest.
The day of athletic supremacy at Michigan City High School is at hand. Preceding seasons have seen our teams on a gradual incline. We are nearing the top, our feet are glued, and there is little danger of slipping. All this advancement is being honestly achieved by hard work, and we intend to stick to this formula until the goal is reached. Andy Gill, who, if you would ask him. would emphatically deny his part in the development of the inevitable crisis, has been largely responsible for its near realization. What reticence this man is capable of, what power? Men who do things are miserable press agents; it is for us to broadcast their fame. Deny it as he may, he can’t escape from this for there is too much evidence of his greatness in one fact: Michigan City
High School has always had the men to represent her. real unshaven he-men such as former heroes like “Brochi,” "Jelly,” and “Mack,” “Irish” and “Bill,” but very little honor has been won. We are either getting better or the other schools are getting worse. Which is it? At any rate our day is coming and coming soon. Andy, we think, will see to that. And in the meanwhile we are hoping.
The football season of ’23 and the basketball season of ’23-'24 will live long after these pages are eaten away by the ravages of time. They will live long after your life and mine, for our children arc bound to hear of them.
Last year’s track team was the best ever developed in the history of Isaac C. Elston High. This year looks even better. More of the reticent Andy’s
33work. Ilis philosophy of athletics seems to be much like the builder’s conception of construction: There must be first of all a firm foundation. And Mr. (.ill has clung to this belief.
Although baseball in ’23 was little to speak of. Andy took it seriously and this year promises us a classy representative outfit. That prediction has not come through vision nor been developed by a superhuman brain. Andy’s child of fancy, if it is realized, will have been brought about by Faith, faith in a belief.
Who is there to say athletics at M. C. is not safe? The Seniors can graduate in peace, and carry with them a certain pride which comes from having been so closely related to a great thing—the athletics of M. C. High.
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BEFORE THE CURTAIN
The dawn of the football season at M. C. for the year of 1923 was anything but bright. The students, in groups, were inclined to be optimistic; alone, however, they prayed for an Aladdin. But as the season progressed, it began to look as though there were a wooden horse hidden somewhere within the Crimson camp. People, including the optimists and those who prayed, experienced an ante-Christmas surprise.
We cannot say whether our friend. Mr. Gill, was an Aladdin or a lamp. At any rate, he accomplished wonders by building a practically new football machine. The first call for candidates netted over forty possible wearers of the Crimson and six who had already won their letter. Much was expected from the dusky McCallistcr. Lauer. Bendix, Capt. Krueger, Mercer and the 185 pounds of Roeske. Sights, Linkemer and Shon. from the scrubs, had yet to prove their ore. But as we shall soon see, they were worth prospecting. Two-thirds of the line was composed of players who barely knew the first rudiments of the gridiron sport.
But from all this conglomeration, “Yeah” Andy produced one of the finest football outfits that ever stepped out of a Crimson locker room. A review of their seasonal achievements seems only fitting and proper at this time.
And thus, the curtain rises.
Niles at Ames Field
No better team cou’d have been chosen to oppose the Crimson in their initial bow than the heavy Niles outfit which included Stick, a former M. C. man. who stacked against Roeske at center. Aside from winning a football game there was an old standing insult to be answered for, which dated back to a time when an M. C. basketball combination had been foully treated while sojourning at the famous railroad terminal. That was during the heyday of “Brochi,” which means much to the old “grads” and present upper classmen.
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Lo f 2And so the Crimson fought! And fought! And fought! But at the end of the second half the score was 0 to 0—in our favor? Truly we were the victors because optimists and those who prayed had not taken their stand in vain. There was no longer any doubt as to what to expect from the team of ’23.
Whiting at Ames Field
Two weeks of hard drill and practice skipped gaily by and then it was time for the Crimson to kick-off to the powerful oiltown team—Whiting. Never before had we even hinted a win from the Rockefeller boys. And this time Delphi was silent.
In the immortal words of Morton, “It never rains, but what it pours.” And thus, the Green of Whiting and our own Crimson met on a battleground of mud and slime, to prove whether this school or that school could long endure.
Throughout the battle the Crimson remained unfaded while the Green yielded to the elements. Heine Krueger started things coming our way by recovering a blocked punt and carrying it over the Whiting goal, after which Mercer kicked successfully. But before this, however, a man from Whiting had tackled Bendix behind the Crimson line for a safety, which meant 2 points for the Green lads. And so with the score 7-2 in our favor the Crimson rag-timed the pig’s outer covering up the field to the Whiting goal where one Mr. Lauer tore off tackle for the second Crimson touchdown. Shortly after this the final whistle blew and it was then that Delphi answered: M. C., 13; Whiting. 2.
St. Joseph at St. Joe
Although the Whiting victory of the week before looked very attractive on the Crimson scoreboard and made good barber shop and poolroom conversation exclusive of high school chatter, nothing was bright nor gay within the football camp. Bendix, Captain Krueger, and Sights were kept out of practice all week. The former two. on account of severe colds and the latter on account of a deep cut over the left eye. the result of a too aggressive tackle.
And so what was left of the football combination journeyed to St. Joseph, where they were the losers of a most uninteresting and one-sided battle, St. Joseph getting away with a 35-0 victory. The passing game resorted to by the twin city was seemingly too high for the sub-backfield men of the Crimson to intercept. Shon, suffering from a sprained back, received the first touchdown of the Niles game, could do little and thus the burden of upholding the M. C. honor rested entirely on the regular linemen plus Arnt, Hays, and Wilke, who were given a chance to get their first taste of football, which incidentally was not dished out on a silver platter.
36TIIE BOYS’ ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
A Side-Stepping, Fast Moving Revue of the Basketball Season In Two Acts and Seventeen Scenes Featuring Benny Linkemer and a Record Ensemble of Players Book by Hal Kirk Staged Under the Personal Direction of ANDREW THOMAS GILL
Cast of Characters in the Order of Their Appearance:
The Forward....................................Heine Krueger
The Center.....................................Charles Henry
Captain of the Back Guard........................Alton Bendix
Another Forward................. .................Stanley Lauer
A Running Guard................................Benny Linkemer
A Forward............................... —...Louis Lauer
Two Utilities.....................Francis Leggett. Irwin Shon
Before reviewing the following scenes in this revue let us stop you a moment and humbly beg your pardon for thus slapping precedents in the face and taking a new road. We’re not claiming to be clever nor are we trying to elevate or depreciate the fine arts of basket tossing, clever dribbling and passing which all go to make up that decidedly interesting winter sport called basketball.
Now bear with us and read on:
ACT ONE—“HERE AND THERE”
Scene i— AT THE BARN.
Two weeks before the close of the football season, Producer Andy advertised for actors to take minor parts in his new production. A score or more applied and they were at once put to work of qualifying. After two weeks of scrub training, the football season being over, the actors for the leading roles made their appearance and work was begun in earnest since the first playing date was scarcely a week away. Three stars were there from the ’23 production: Benny
Linkemer, Alton Bendix and Heinie Krueger. Then, of course, there were many understudies, among whom were Henry, Latter, Shorn and S. Latter. It was rumored about the campus by the stage door Johnnies that the coming “Dribbles” were going to eclipse any previous production in the way of popularity, and financial success. The opening night as we shall see proved this beyond a doubt.
Scene 2—PLYMOUTH STRIKES A ROCK
The opening night of the “Dribbles,” which started at the Y. M. C. A. with the Plymouth Five, broke all attendance records for any like event in the history of the Association. About one hundred and fifty spectators were turned away with a “sold out” sign. When the Crimson trotted out on the floor the cheering lasted for five, yes, ten minutes. At the end of the first half. Plymouth led by a sole point. Coming back in the second half the "Red Devils” passed their way to basket after basket. But Plymouth didn't stand still and the race was hot. The Crimson with a brilliant defence built around the five-man style of play kept the Colonists off and emerged victorious, 16 to 14.
Scene 3—HOBART DUSTED OFF
Since the “Barn,” the Crimson’s new playhouse, was still unfitted for any kind of a presentation, the Hobart romp was staged at the Y. M. C. A. This game was indeed a great comedy and kept the jammed audience in good spirits throughout the evening’s program which started with a little get-together party between the M. C. and Hobart girls, the former winning easily. In the main attraction I lenry, the new center, displayed a marked eye for the basket and counted at will. Benny, of course, was the comedian, and as Berget would say, “worried Hobart most to death.” At the end of forty minutes of playing the Gill wrecking crew went into the shower room with a loud cheer and a 30 to 13 victory trailing behind.
40Scene 4—THE HARTLESS ELK
After a week's practice, the time came for the Crimson to set out on the road, its first engagement was staged at Elkhart where our football team had struck a snag. At the end of the first half we led 10 to 9. At the end of the game we were behind. 29 to 23. No wonder Benny laid for Santa's reindeer on Christmas eve.
Scene 5—A HOLIDAY SENSATION
During Christmas vacation after old St. Nick had passed out his parcels and the holiday season was in full swing the annual tilt with the Alumni opened up the new “Bant.” A monster crowd of alumni, present students, and townsfolk greeted the rejuvenated Crimson who by this time had begun to shine with polish. The game itself, of course, was a delightful frolic. Nothing could have stopped the “Red Devils’’ that night. The Alumni, headed by Johnny Burnham, couldn't even get started and the final score gave the Crimson a 42 to 15 verdict. (More like odds on a horse race than a basketball score). Brochi, the all powerful, the greatest athlete who ever stepped out of a Crimson locker room, came out in the last five minutes of play and scored three baskets.
Scene 6—A POINT FROM THE CROWN
The vacation came to an end like all good things do and with a good week'; hard training in her system the Crimson was ready to tackle the famous non-Reno of the middle west. Crown Point. A great audience was there to help M. C. get back on her feet, proving that the whole band of followers and not Andy alone, had faith in them. Crown Point was big and fast; we were smaller ami faster. At half time we lead by four points and 35 minutes later we won the game, 23 to 20. Many “I told you so’s" were heard as the crowd pushed its way out of the Y. M. C. A.
Scene 7—THE HAM IN HAMMOND
Another week slipped by—another week of grinding practice—and then Hammond skimmed the shore of the lake and blew in to oppose the Crimson in their first regular presentation on the new floor of the “Barn.” The bleachers were all up now and 7:30 of this Friday saw them well filled. The game began in earnest, for Hammond was determined to get revenge for the disappointment experienced in not defeating us during the football season. But pray, what team could have beaten the “Red Devils” on the opening night of their new “home?" And so Hammond was disappointed again, miserably so, for the Crimson romped away with a 19 to 13 score.
Scene 8—ONE EXCITING NIGHT
We don't know whether Hammond went back home and told Froebel. of Gary, all about their fiasco or whether Froebel had 11s all figured out beforehand, but certain it is, however, that on the Friday night of the day final reports were issued, M. C. met one of the toughest teams it encountered all season. Their
42toughness was the result of aggressiveness rather than brilliance, and was aided to a great extent by the absence of Captain Iiendix. At the end of the first half we were four points in the rear. I'roebel laughing, came back in the second and added another four point margin to the first which put us trailing eight in the l ist five minutes of play. And then excitement entered. Leggett—newly eligible, and playing his first game of the season—sank two baskets in rapid succession-much cheering—then Krueger sank one—more cheering—then Henry sank one— increased cheering, threatening to blow off the roof—and then with one more minute to go, Leggett dropped another through the net—M. C. 21 and I'roebel 19. Three rousing cheers for old Isaac C. and nine Kalis for Leggett.
Scene 9—THE SETBACK
The game with Froebel should have taught the Crimson to be more careful when going at high speed, but sad to say. it didn’t. The cocky East Chicago team was next on the M. C. schedule and so the following week-end saw us boarding the South Shore for the battle floor of the opponent. The minute the game started we knew something was wrong—a traveling jinx was pursuing us—somebody had
our goat. Regardless, we were leading at the end of the first half, 9 to 8. When play was resumed in the second half the goat came in and we went to blazes. If 1 Johnson had been there he would have sung, “Somebody’s Wrong." In fact, five “somebodies" were wrong and Heine Krueger was the worst of the lot. “Benny” and Henry tried to corner the “luck" but the market was too high. When the end came the exchange board showed us marked at 16 while East Chicago was running high with 20. You can figure out your own alibi; the team had two— the Coat and a Referee.
Scene to—HOME AGAIN
The team and the school were blue for a week after the setback at East Chicago, but Andy was playing his hand well, so we thought, and since he didn't lose heart we felt there was nothing to grieve over. Five days piled up, one on top of the other, another Friday came around bringing with it the St. Joe game. Here was another exciting night. At the half we were training two points and going not any too good. If it is true that every basketball team strikes a slump, we were surely hitting ours hard. Coming back in the second half with Henry and Krueger running at full clip we managed to keep the hall in our own hands. In the last few minutes of play Bendix, who had been on the sick roster, entered the game and at once the "Red Devils” were themselves again. The gun cracked with M. C. 19, St. Joe 17.
Scene ti—GONE AGAIN
And now the time had come for the Crimson to pack up and sally forth in an endeavor to break the traveling jinx and bring "Yangie," tbe goat, back home again. The schedule called for another game with Crown Point on their floor. .After the victory of the week before we were ready for anything and so the new Reno of the middle west was gladly met. From start to finish the game was a wonderful exhibition of clean and brilliant playing. If the fates had so decreed we gladly would have lost. But we found "Yangie” in Crown Point and the jinx was up. We were safe and we let the other fellow know it. Bennie and Heine went around like a merry-go-round and put us six points in the lead at the end of the first half. In the second period of play we missed a few rides, but easily came out victors, 25 to 21.
Scene 12—“VANGIE” AT LARGE AGAIN
To say that everyone was well pleased at having found ‘'Yangie" again is just as superfluous and unnecessary as adding salt to salted peanuts. Everything pointed to a successful closing of the season without another black mark. We shall see:
The books next called for a game with Plymouth at the Rock, or rather, at Plymouth. We went and so did Yangie—but we came home alone. Vangie was again at large. And yet we had watched, yes, carefully watched her. Both Plymouth and M. C. secured the same number of field goals, but not one of the
44WITH THE LADY TOSSERS
Well, we can't say the girls are coming anymore, they have arrived. Last year when they laid claim to the state basketball title we were rather inclined to take their opinion as a trille too one-sided. However, now that they have completed a very successful season filled with decisive victories and devoid of any great loss, we, if we are the least bit loyal, must certainly admit they have rightly won their place and must be recognized in that light. Too long already have the girls of M. C. H. been overlooked. Sometimes there is an excuse at a dance, but in a case like this where something really worth while is at stake merit should be rewarded.
So let's take it upon ourselves to thank Mildred Richter, captain: Eleanor Precious, Burdette Conant. Ida Damereau, Esther Westphal, Anna Heuck and Arbutus Moldenhaeur for the splendid endeavor. The girls fought hard for their seasonal success on the floor, and they have fought earnestly too!
45Look at this record, if you will
M. C. II. S 24
M. C. H. S - - 35
M. c. n. S 46
M. C. 11. S 22
M. C. H. S 35
M. C. H. S - 14
Now are you satisfied? Do the girls
Ply mouth ......................... 14
Hobart ...........„..........-....... 2
New Carlisle ........................ 4
Stillwell ........................... )
New Carlisle......................... 7
Plymouth ...................... .. 11
get your vote?
ON THE FIELD AND DIAMOND, '23
"A few more track seasons ike 1923 and M. C. II. S. will get some place,” was the unanimous opinion of lovers of the dirt track when the Crimson took their last track shower early in the summer of a year ago. The cinders had long been untouched and unacquainted with the thud of the Isaac C. athlete before Andy Gill began to develop the Grecian art among us once again. Although it wilt take a few more years before we will be in a position to broadcast, that day is certainly going to be worth all this preliminary practice. “Ah, shades of Caesar, we shall be off to the Olympian games, what say you?”
And so we come to speak of M. C. on the field during the year 1923. Lauer Hobart, Atkins, Dilts, McCallister and the coach are the men you can congratulate at the stage door, if you are fortunate enough to get through the crowds, The season began with the invitational meet at Lapor.e. Something happened over there and we only got 7 points. Louie Lauer was the big hero of the day by virtue of winning first place in the 220 low hurdles. Atkins placed third in the half mile and Hobart came in third in the 440. South Bend, of course, swallowed the meet with 45y2 points. Laporte took the booby' prize with 2 3-5 points. So you see there was some consolation.
The climax of the season occurred at the County Meet which we handily won with 27 points, Laporte running a close second with 25. Lauer took second in the 100-y'ard dash: Atkins took first in the half mile; Lauer took another second in the 220; Hobart took first in the 440; Dilts took first in the shotput, and Burnham high jumped into third placer Dilts also tied for first place in the running broad jump.
The finale of the season was staged at the Sectional Meet, where we were lucky enough or unlucky enough to get 9 points. McCallister took third in the 100-yard dash; Hobart came in second in the 440; Dilts placed third in the shot-put; Louie Lauer galloped in second in the low hurdles; McCallister registered another third in the running broad jump and the relay team placed second. Emerson, of Gary, won this meet with 53 points. Somebody had to win, you know.
On looking over this record and considering the circumstances, we are quite ready to form our opinion with the majority.
46literature and 'DramaticsTHE TRIBE OF SKINNER AN1) DICKENS
Genius. as a rule, is not horn under the covering of luxury, nor under the gaze of a million eves: rather, it has its beginning in a house on a lonely road. Persons in whom its valuable spark is buried are never conscious of their divine po-session. There is a little bit of this spark in each of us. on.y it must be properly fanned.
Thus when we stand off and gaze upon the works of Michael Angelo and Rembrandt, when we turn through the pages of Shakespeare and Dickens, when we witness the art of Otis Skinner and a Barrymore we should not turn our eyes upward nor cast them down in wonderment of it all: instead, we should (eel inspired, remember that they were and are but men. individuals much like ourselves, who gained their place with 40% ability and 60% work. 1 hink of it! Fortv per cent in ability to become a genius, and we always imagined them to be the handiwork of God.
And so. friends, we come to speak of the people whose ability lies in the field of literature and dramatics, those persons whose names may some day be linked with Otis Skinner and Charles Dickens, with the Barrymores and Miltons. It ;eems from what they have enacted, from what they have written, they surely must possess the first 40' v of genius, 'fhe other 60% wili largely be a matter of will.
Michigan City High School, sorry to say. is without a literary society and nence its literature is not organized. hat you find of it in this book has been written especially for the Elstonian. If it is good, better agitate a movement for the organization of a Literary C lub. if it is not there is more need for the agitation.
Our record in dramatics is most noteworthy, not on account of this year s work but because of effort spent in the past. Still, no stable body has ever existed until this season, no dramatic organization has ever harnessed the talents
47“TO THE LADIES”
"To the Ladies” was successfully presented by the Junior class during examination week of the first semester as is the annual custom. The play, the second to be staged by Miss Louise Reed, was very well cast but not very well attended.
As is wont in most productions someone always distinguishes himself, and this play was no exception. Little Gladys Williams quite took the local natives off their feet with her remarkable portrayal of the faithful wife. Jordan Hays and Joe Stipp are always good, and their work in “To the Ladies” was well above par. In golf, we should say, below par.
THE CAST OF CHARACTERS
Leonard Beebe.......................................Jordan Hays
Elsie Beebe............................. Gladys Williams
Mr. Kincaid............................................Joe Stipp
Mrs. Kincaid Elizabeth Meysenburg
Chester Mullins........................ Lester Johnson
Cassidy ............................................Eddie Sights
Tom Baker John Bartholomew
Toastmaster Edward Brant
Stenographer ....................................... Mamie Heise
Truckman: J. B. Gifford; Bootblack: Paul Nelson: Second Truckman: Charles Lambka; Photographer, Wilbur Heuring; Guests: LeRoy Michaels, Elsa Blom, and I .aura Bloomquist.
48“A SUCCESSFUL CALAMITY”
Just as this volume goes to press the class of 24 will begin regular rehearsals for “A Successful Calamity,” the play which they have chosen to present this year as their final piece of work at M. C. H. S.
This production will be the third staged by Miss Louise Reed, and hence, its success is only a matter of a few days or, to be more explicit, until the night of presentation. There should be little “Hitch” during rehearsals since all the “dirt” was washed out during the “try-outs.”
The cast which is practically the same that so successfully put over the “Tailor Made Man” a year ago, has been selected as follows:
Henry Wilton -------------Ralph Roeske
Mrs. Wilton... .............................Miss Margaret Redpath
Marguerite Wilton...........................Miss Gertrude Robinson
Eddie Wilton..........................................Harrison Orr
Clarence Rivers............................. Arnold Krueger
George Struthers............................—.......-..Alton Bendix
Connors, the butler........................................Hal Kirk
Dr. Broodie..........................................Harold Mercer
Mr. Beldon............................................Lyle Ruggles
“NOTHING HUT THE TRUTH”
“Nothing But the Truth,” which was staged by the preceding Seniors under the direction of Miss Louise Reed, was another good production lacking in attendance. Lathrop Mack rendered a very pleasing performance as Robert Bennett, and Elva Westphal was very much toward the front, although we have seen her to better advantage. Taking it for granted that practically everyone knows the story of the chap who tried to tell the truth for 24 hours we will pass it up here. To say the least, it is mighty interesting.
THE CAST OF CHARACTERS
Robert Bennett.................................Lathrop Mack
Mr. Ralston ..............................................John Burnham
Mrs. Ralston........................ Constance Stockwell
Dick Donnelly Charles Beckman
Mr. Van Dusen............................. Dutton Boeckling
Mabel Jackson............................ .Leone Wellman
Sabel Jackson............................. Elva Westphal
Ethel Clark ............................... .Waunelia Sights
Bishop Doran......................................Lester Dolk
Martha .............................. Phoebe DeWitt
49THE CONVOCATION PROGRAMS
W hoever originated the idea of giving a weekly convocation program should certainly have a bright and shining medal placed on his hefty chest, for in truth, these weekly student body gatherings have been the life of the school throughout the passing year. Many line talks were given by local business men ant. distinguished outsiders, but the programs most enjoyed were the sketches and dia ogues presented by members of the faculty and students. Among these were “The Fortune Teller.” which as a little musical sketch was very pleasing. I his program was given by the dee Club, and “The Lost Silk Hat.” which as a .'itt e dramatic sketch coached by Miss Reed was perhaps second choice among the season’s favorites.
The various dialogues given were very well received, especially that of Miss Troutner. who interpreted a one-act play, and the 15-minute fun fest between Lois Redding and Mamie lleise. Others which enjoyed high favor were a play reading bv Miss Reed and a pageant staged by Miss Sebesta, which included just about everything from dancing to singing.
May the Convocation Program be in order next year and the following years as well.
THE LAND OF LONG AGO
When our troughts grow sad and morbid,
And we magnify our woe,
There’s a place we seek for solace—
'Tis the Land of Long ago.
Here our fancy riots wildly,
Only joys do we recall,
As we conjure up this picture Where no somber shadows fall.
In this land we dwell enchanted Midst the pleasures of the past.
While our memory lingers fondly On those days too good to last.
Thus when sadness overtakes us,
And the clouds hang drab and low,
There’s a harbor ne’er forsakes us—
'Tis the Land of Long Ago.
HARRY FRANKLIN KIRK.
SUPPLY AND DEMAND
The Burns family was eating breakfast: tha, is. Mrs. Burns was doing her best to reprimand Bobby, seven years of age. for spilling cream and sugar on the clean white tablecloth. Mr. Burns was reading the morning paper. He read something aloud to his wife. Bobby did not like this because on such occasions he had nothing to say. He didn’t like breakfast anyway: he preferred
to eat and have it over with, so that he could run out and play. It was so bore-some to sit and listen to mother and father talk.
“Where’s Bobby?” came an excitedly inquiring iittle voice from the front porch. It was little Dixie Dennis, who had been Bobby’s sweetheart and playmate for several years.
“Come on in an’ wait a minute.” shouted the smaller Mr. Burns, as he gulped down the last mouthful.
Dixie rushed in. “Hurry up, Shon Johnson’s waiting for you on the corner, an’ he’s got something awfully funny to show you! He doesn’t think so, but ust wait ’til you see!”
Bobby’s curiosity had gotten the best of him. and he had grabbed Dixie by the arm and was out on the porch steps before she had finished speaking.
Upon reaching the corner they found Shon Johnson, a small lad of some two hundred pounds, sitting on a huge crate of mouse traps and looking more like a tub than a small boy.
“How’s this for a job? If I sell these hundred traps for ten cents a piece and turn in five dollars to the company, it means five dollars for myself, too. And if you two help me. we’ll split even! How’s that?”
“How are you going to sell traps if there aren’t any mice? Nobody wants to buy anything he can’t use. Use your brains! You can't get rid of your supply before you have a demand for it. Anyway, that’s what I heard Dad say this morning when he was reading the paper.”
Dixie offered her idea, “Well, all we have to do is to make’m believe there really are some mice.”
They thought of several ways of doing this, and next we find Bobby carrying a large package of rat poison, rushing out of the drug store. At the same time Dixie entered another store and told the owner he had better order a large supply of rat poison, because the town was being overrun by a swarm of mice. And in another part of town Shon was asking everybody he saw if they had any mousetraps he could borrow. He explained that he needed them to catch all the mice that were infesting his home. Soon it spread all through the town that inice were infesting the town, and the subject soon came to be the talk of the gossips.
51That afternoon Mrs. Burns entertained a large crowd of ladies at cards. Mrs. Dennis brought her little daughter with her. And Dixie, in turn, brought with her, her small white mouse, which she had pushed through a stove pipe, so that now it was the color of an ordinary little gray mouse. He was small, but he could do his share of the mischief. The party was progressing nicely, and everybody was having a good time. There was the usual gossip, and the subject of the pestilence was brought up and discussed.
The guests were invited into another room to partake of refreshments. Everyone was enjoying the light supper until—Miss Se.by, one of the calm and serene “young” ladies, whom one always associates with a newly starched shirtwaist and a plaited skirt, lifted the cover of a small favor box beside her plate and out jumped the tiny besooted mouse. There was a grand scramble and the usual mad commotion which exists when a poor innocent little mouse appears in a gathering like this. Chairs were knocked over; dishes were upset; everyone rushed to some high place of refuge, and many of the guests, who were too frightened to remain in the house, dashed wildly out to the front lawn, screaming. Two neighboring policemen were summoned to rescue the few women who remained in the house.
After the women were partially calmed down Shon came sauntering up to a group of excited fugitives who were arguing about who was to re-enter the house first. He approached them in a business-like manner, with a sample of his wares and politely asked. “Any mouse traps, today, ladies?” There was another scramble to see who could get them first. The women were so eager, they went so far as to offer a quarter a piece for them, but the little profiteers actually demanded fifty cents or nothing. Nevertheless those traps went like “hot-cakes.” They cleared forty-five dollars instead of five on that sale, and there were fifteen dollars added to the savings of each of those little business people.
1 he mothers are still wondering why the scourge, which had threatened to overwhelm the town, failed to materialize.
I Ie was a small lad. who came that day And asked our coach to let him play.
Our coach just laughed and so did we. But nevertheless, he said, “We’ll see.”
We told him things, but all in fun,
Cause we never thought that he could run. He caught the punt, and then he started, He ran, he jumped, he dodged, and darted.
SEC 3We plunged and leaped and fell and slid,
But never came anywhere near to the kid.
The coach was pleased, but not with us,
He then did yell and fume and fuss.
The lad looked left and ran to the right,
The tricked opponents were certainly a sight,
The football rules were all defied.
For they found that the lad was crosseyed.
DOWN IN CHEMISTRY CLASS
Say. don’t you remember way back When we were in chemistry class?
And you were so bright and so brilliant.
And I knew that I never would pass?
And you got the nineties and hundreds,
And I never did that good.
Mr. Troyer would get awful sore.
And say he knew I could.
Well, and I just knew I couldn’t.
And I didn’t give a care.
Chemistry wasn’t good anyhow,
And 1 wouldn’t study. So there.
When we began studying the elements,
And compounds and mixtures and such,
I never knew anything about them And I never cared very much.
Until one day Troyer turned to me,
And he said, “You just see here,
If you don’t scramble in and dig You’ll not pass chemistry this year.’’
And you know, I got a wee bit scared.
’Cause Pa said if I didn't pass,
That he’d raise thunderstorms and such.
For some little slow and backward lass.
So I just reached right in and dug.
I thought it wouldn’t do much good,
But when reports were handed out I’d passed it. Troyer knew I could.
53FAIRIES’ MIDNIGHT REVEILLE
A tiny dell, a murm’ring brook.
Sweet breezes gently blowing. Through trees soft moonlight showing Fairies meet tonight in this nook.
Hark! ’tis midnight, the witching hour Hear the tinkling silver bells.
Mellow, chiming, golden bells.
Calling fairies to the bower.
Tripping, dancing, see them coming Laughing, singing, joyous nymphs, Happy, jolly, merry nymphs,
Some on musical strings strumming.
Sprites dancing, happily, trippingly ’Mongst grasses jeweled with dew Joyously the long night through They hold their merry revelry.
But see—rosy dawn now is near.
I fear the birds’ gay morning song. Fairies ling’ring far too long Must be gone ’ere dawn is here.
With swift coming of hast’ning day Sprites must seek their sweet repose On soft petals of a rose.
And let dull mortals now hold sway. GRACE HOSTETTER.
A TOAST TO M. C. Ill
Here’s to old M. C. Hi, tried and true.
Here’s to her athletes, and students, too—
In everything they give their best,
For they’ve been tried and have stood the test,
Tho’ the course was rugged, and hopes forlorn,
They stood the gaff and weathered the storm.
Here’s to her teachers; the Faculty I mean,
They are by the students all held in esteem,
Tho’ we think them harsh, when it conies to a quiz,
It is for our own good and they know that it is,
They are ready to lend a helping hand To struggling pupils who lack in sand.
For gumption and pep her teams are there,
Made of the best fellows, both loyal and square.
They go into games to win for their school,
But winnimr or losing, “Play fair,” is their rule.
And last, but not least to her colors bright,
The fighting Crimson and the cleanly white.
For that's what they symbolize, to be brave and clean
And as long as they fly may them gleam
O’er a school that is held in the highest esteem.
54Organizations and ;lActivitiesI
THE GLEE CLUB AND ORCHESTRA
President .................................................Arnold Krueger
Vice-President ..................................... Ralph Roeske
Secretary-Treasurer ......................................."Dot’ Ohming
The Glee Club has long been one of the most prominent organizations in school. Under the sponsorship and direction of Miss Cora Nafe the club meets regularly twice a week.
The high school orchestra, under the direction of Walter Johnson, prospered well for a year and a half but of late there has been little or no activity, interest having centered in the prospects of a representative band. Charles Amt is president. and Mildred Seeling, secretary. Those who play are: First violin. Roy
Hibner, Marvin Levenburg, Frances Wilhelm. Barbara ail: second violin, Percy Jochum. Ted Seeling. Wm. Killingbeck; clarinet. Charles Beebe: cornet. Ford Keppen, Jack Cathcart; saxaphone, Charles Amt. Louis Ziemer; drums, Gerald Smith, and lastly, piano, Mildred Seeling.
55THE HI-Y CLUB
President ...........................................Arnold Krueger
Vice-President .......................................Ralph Roeske
I reasurer..—........................................ Jordan Hays
I he Hi-Y Club is without a doubt the finest chili in school. Its members are the real live-wires of M. C. H. S. and since this is an honorary organization of boys, the names read at roll call are very select.
If you look back in the history of school life at the home of the Crimson you will scarce see a big thing which has been accomplished without the aid of the Hi-Y.
With such ideals as clean living, and good Christian character, with a history as notable as that of Rome, with an alumni organization as strong as Gibraltar a ways near to back it up. is it any wonder that today with six years of service behind it the Hi-Y still ranks first among the clubs of M. C. H. S.?
There has been little social activity on the club’s calendar for this year, but it has been duly made up for by keen interest in the regular meetings. At one time the c ub had a reputation for staging really good parties and dances. It seems “them days have gone forever,” like the pretzel. The Messrs. Weinrick and Connel are club sponsors.
Officers for Two Semesters
President Hal Kirk and Ralph Roeske
Vice-President .................................Ronald Clark
Secretary .................................Cert Robinson
Treasurer ......................................Harrison Orr
“The Blackfiars,” organized during the earlier part of the first semester, lias answered the crying need of M. C. H. S. for a medium through which certain of her students might find an outlet for their pent up Shakespearian art.
This club is sponsored by Miss Louise Reed, who is also instructor in dramatics and public speaking.
During the first semester a program of three plays was arranged and prepared but at the last minute a hitch in dates occurred which threw the whole presentation on the shelf where it has remained to smoulder in the dust like a great many other good ideas. Meetings, during the earlier part of the year were for the most part regular but of late they have been few and far between.
But we haven't given up hope. Another year is to come.
BOYS’ ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
The Boys' Athletic Association is naturally the most important organization in school since it is the real backer of the athletic teams which represent the
whole student body of M. C. H. S.
At present Football, Basketball, Track and Baseball are fostered by this live crowd of fellows which includes practically every man in school—or rather, we
should say, every man.
The club's Social Calendar for the current year has been very much neglected
as have been those of the other clubs.
Andy Gill is sponsor of this club which at one time was presided over by famous “Brochi,” the popular “Bucky” Holden, and athletic “Eddie” Blinks. The football and baseball scores for the season follow:
M. C 0 N’iles 0 M. C 16 Plymouth - 14
M. C ,, Whiting 2 M. C 30 Hobart 13
M (' 35 8 M. C 23 Elkhart 2
C o Elkhart M. C 23 Crown Point 20
M. C. Froebel 0 M. C 42 Alumni 15
M. C. f) llammond 6 M. C ...... IQ 1 lammond
M. C 12 Lafavette 0 M. C 21 F roebel i )
M. C l6 E. Chicago 20
Sectional Tournament M. C 22 St. Joe 20
M. C. .. IQ I-aporte 14 M. C 26 Crown Point. 21
M. C. 29 Westville 11 M. C 20 Plymouth 21
M. C. 43 Stillwell 11 M. C 23 E. Chicago 33
M. C... 25 Whiting 17 State Tournament
M. C.. 24 Veedersburg . 16 M. C. 21 1 erre Haute— 35
58MARIE COAN ISABEL CALVERT GERTRUDE ROBINSON ELIZABETH MEY
President Vice President Secretary Treasurer
THE GIRLS’ ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Although in the general discussion of things we might not be in a position to chant about the great number of "girls” who do their studying at the M. C. If. S., certainly the girls (or shall we say young women) who walk in and out of these shining yellow bricks are every inch “real” girls.
Not only have they produced two state championship basketball teams, but they have loyally supported every worth while movement started at Isaac C. this year, or for that matter any other year.
When the school needs "pep” and an organization is suffering financially, leave it to the girls to find a way out and make the situation a little brighter. If there is a dance, the girls are in the majority and even when there's an athletic event the girls arc the more numerous sex in attendance.
The (i. A. A.’s social program for this year has already included two mixers and a hike. They are planning to entertain a few more times before the season is over and here’s hoping they do!
Although Marie Coan is a very fine leader, we are of the opinion that Miss “Dot” Ohming is the big stick of dynamite in this clan. Very few girls have won higher honors than she. The athletic honors go to Burdette Conant. Mildred Richter, and Eleanor Precious.
I his is the kind of activity that develops real women and mothers. Even the bobbed hair craze was originated by the girl athlete, who adopted it because long hair was such a nuisance in sports. We. in our simple way. have always held that long hair is a greater nuisance in soup and on the coat lapel. But perhaps the girls are right. Regardless, we'll concede to them.
God bless the girls, the bobbed haired pals. We love ’em! Yes, how we love them! They are only beginning to come into their own.
The Music Club is one of the more active of the newer clubs organized this year. It is only concerned, of course, with things musical and its activities so far this year have been confined to presenting programs before its own society. Miss Cora Nafe is sponsor; Gladys Erickson is president; Lucile Speckien. vice-president; Elizabeth Meysenberg. secretary; Gladys Bull, treasurer.
The Booster’s Club constitutes the backbone of the school. Their only motto is, “Pep,” and while they don’t have regular meetings their work is manifest throughout the year. Boasting a large membership and a real leader in “Dot” Ohming the “Boosters” accomplish more work than all the other clubs combined. “Al” Johnston is vice-president and “Babe” Meysenberg is secretary and treasurer. Miss Luck, dean of girls, is sponsor.
We tried to attend one of the meetings of the Ellen Richards Club but they wouldn’t let us get any farther than the door. We learned that the purpose of the club was to promote interest in Home Economics work, however, The social activites for the current year were confined to a few parties for the members. Marie Nebler is president; Aletha Arnt, vice-president; Mabel Yirge, secretary, Marjorie Barnes, treasurer.
The Civics Club is a newly organized association which can boast a very large membership. Its purpose is to promote civic improvement and better citizenship among the students. Its chief concern is the representative school paper edited by its president, Harold Mercer, famous football end. W e regret there is not space enough here to print the whole staff of the “Crimson Comet.” “Daddy” Parsons is sponsor of the club.
When we happened in on The Radio Club at °ne of its regular meetings we found an earnest group of fellows in debate; fellows we would never have expected to find allied to any group. Their meetings are more informal and yet more business-like than any of the clubs we have attended this season. Unless we err greatly this crowd ought to go a long way.
Mr. Abner Troyer, head of the chemistry department, is the club sponsor;
J. B. Gifford is president; Paul Nelson, vice-president, and Richard Frame, secretary and treasurer.
clAlumniTHOSE HIGH ELUTIN’ ALUMNI
Dear me, now we’re in a mess right! We must unearth the old books and dig up the past of many of our old friends, in order to fill this page with interesting gossip about them. We shall begin our excavating on last year’s class.
“Al” Dempster and “Anne” ilirschman are students at Ypsilanti Normal. Indiana certainly got her share of last year’s diploma bearers. I here’s Charlie Beckman who got m some kind of a frat; Lathrop Mack, who used to go under the name of “lawyer,” but who is now distinguishing himself as a writer on the college paper; John Collins, who got in the band—we can’t figure this at all; George arkentine, who started at Illinois but changed his mind and came back to Hoosierdom ; Bob Xast and Bob Staufer, who couldn’t find any atmosphere at Wisconsin and drifted down the well-splashed stream to Bloomington, and Irma Smith, who always dreamed of blossoming forth as a fair co-ed. Elizabeth Mack is winning more honors at the Glachus College, Chicago. Harriet Brink, a member of the championship B. B. team of ’23, is studying Home Economics at Purdue. Lester Dolk, who won the Rector Scholarship of ’23, is taking A. B. work at Greencastle. Katherine Young is at Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, not as a patient but as a student in nursing. Rudy Ziemer and Harlan Dilts are living in an apartment in Chicago; both are working and going to school. Cantille Jones becomes a March bride, Milo Redding being responsible. Pboebe Dewitt is another who took the safe and sane path—she married Kev Dougherty. Waunelia Sights, Dorothy Daggy and Elva Westphal, former stars on the basketball court, shone again this last season as the M. C. Independents. Constance Stockwell is with her sister, l.a-Tourette, at Smith College. John Burnham, athlete, is at Michigan, anil Renolds Paul, the old scribe of the A. O. O. P. is engineering at Purdue. Goodbye ’23.
Hello ’22! Gwen Williams is taking an art course at Milwaukee. Edith Hunziker, Alice Kaeding and Ruth Koelln are at Ypsilanti. Marion Finske is a student of Home Economics at Purdue. And here’s Indiana again: Gerald Redding, sport editor; George Paxton and Dan Bernoske, athletes, are getting in the limelight. Marion Snyder is a senior at the Indianapolis Physical Culture School. “Mag” Phalen, who was once noted for her feet is now in Sturgis, Michigan, where she holds a responsible position. Goodbye ’22.
Hello ’21 ! Indiana again—Hank Nicholson is down there; Fred Debrick is a student of commerce; John Utley is taking A. B. work, and “Irish” Lor-dan is studying medicine. Mary and Margaret Hays are students at Michigan as is also Norman Reglien. who is studying medicine. Merrel Fenske is a student of DePauw. Merrell, you will remember, won the Rector Scholarship of ’21. “Rusty” Miles, a student of journalism at Illinois, is city editor of the College Daily. Bertha Schwager is at Purdue. Goodbye ’21.
62AND NOW WE PRESENT
A pot pourri of nonsensical nonenity concocted for mirth provoking purposes only.
No. 1. STAFF CARTOON
Executed by Arnold Krueger.
No. II. SOCIAL REGISTER
Edited by Hal Kirk.
No. III. SNAPSHOTS
No. IV. BRIGHT SAVINGS OF THE CHILDREN
No. V. AROUND THE CAMPUS With Hal Wynd.
No. VI. CEMETERY OF OLD JOKES Conceived by Hal Kirk.
Executed by Arnold Krueger.
Block sor i
At Met I S
43lir portal lUgistrr
and independent magazine of fact
Elstonville, April 15, 1950
KRUEGER JILTED AGAIN - - WEDDING OEE
ANDERSON SUES FOR DIVORCE
Robert Lane Anderson, noted novelist, is all muddled up in the divorce court. He claims that his wife, the former Miss Ale-thea Kagles, has been stepping out with other men. Harrison T. Orr is named in the charge. Anderson, it will be remembered. is the author of “Twelve P. M.,” which caused as big a sensation this last season as “The Sheik” did a quarter of a century ago.
HEAR DARBERT TONIGHT
The Hon. Felix Dabbert will address the people of Elstonville tonight at the Auditorium in a lecture which ought to find great appeal and favor among those who have lived here for any length of time. His subject will be: “Talking With the Dead.”
WAITS AT CHUROH FOR F°URTH TIME; STILL NO BRIDE
Special (Pictures on back page)
Heine Krueger of the colony of Elstonville. noted painter and sculptor now in Eiis late forties was jilted for the fourth time by the wealthy Miss Speckien. heiress to the Speckein millions, at the Episcopal church at 2:30 yesterday afternoon, rhe wedding had been previously arranged for three times preceding yes-erdaVs break. The church was filled with guests and after the ceremony was lelayed thirty minutes, it was called ofT Reporters were unable to locate Miss Speckein, who is now residing at her ong Island estate with her aunt, wife of he late mop-handle magnate.
ROESKE IN BIG MERGER
PROF. CLARK GETS MARS
Professor Ronald Clark, of the Elston Conservatory, who recently married Miss Laura Bloomquist. tuned in on Mars last night and reports that the neighbor planet broadcasted a very interesting program which included a lecture on “A METERS WAVE.”
TUBE CONNECTS ELSTON WITH CHICAGO
Vernon Swanson, head of the Lake Traction Company, who recently married Miss Lillian Kieffer. which event by the way, was one of the bright lights of a rather dull social season, is contemplating connecting the colony of Elstonville with the City of Chicago via an underground Tube Line. His best engineers are now at work completing the very much complicated plans and work on the tube will probably start at an early date.
Mr. Ralph Roesk of the American Shipbuilding Corporation, has taken over the stock in two other private companies, the names of which are being kept secret. Mr. R. Kill is known to be another party in the big deal.
RUGGLES TO BUILD NEW STORE
Mr. Lyle Ruggles of the Ruggles Garment Company, has issued contracts for the construction of a new five story build ing on Linkemer Ave. Mr. Ruggles explains that the increase in business has been due largely to the popularity of the novel fashion creations designed by his designer. Miss Gladys Bull.
Alden Swinkendorf, producer and dramatist, thinks he has found another star in the person of Miss Gertie Robinson who sings and dances in Swinkendorf’s newest production now playing at the Ri-
.:nwh'Fh.,ls erased on the billboards as Gertie. ’
65THE SOCIAL REGISTER
BLOCKSOM HAS A SURPRISE PACKAGE IN NEW TROUPE
Admiral Filbert Blocksom. who is so called because his grandfather once got a pair of oars for a Christmas present, has acquired a special feature and extraordinary attraction for his one and only Blocksom Three Ringer which will be staged in the Auditorium all next week.
The little secret must out so we might as well be one of the first to pull the strings. This untiring collector of curios has secured the services of the only longhaired girl in the world who will show to both the younger and older generation the wonders performed by nature. And yet her wealth is only what any other woman might have had.
THE TELEVIEW DIRECTORY
Strand Theatre—Leona Freyer in “Guess Again.”
New Amsterdam Helen Mell in “To The Left.”
Trivoli—Louts Lauer in “Innocent Eyes.” Ronald Clark Jr. in “The Present Age’’ now in its third week at the Leviathan Palace.
ARNT BUYS ANOTHER INDUSTRY
Mr. Charles Amt Jr., owner of the North American Steamship Co.. The Arnt Pickel Factory: The Lazy Five Railroad: the American Soft Soap Co.: and Atlantic Can Rubber Co., has just purchased full interest in the Swiss Alarm Clock Works. This versatile captalist has risen from foreman of a Cheese Packing Co. to one of the West’s richest and most powerful men within the short period of ten years.
KILL GETS FIRST PRIZE
Mr. Russel Kill of the colony of Els-tonville, won the first prize of $50 000 at the annual Art Exhibit conducted ir. New York City last week. Mr. Kill’s exhibit was titled. “Spring” and pictured a beautiful nymph routing the frozen faced god of Winter with her company of hounds which represented soothing zephyrs and balmy winds. Mr. Kill has ordered the picture to be shipped to his beautiful summer home in Elstonville where he has gone to rest.
FASHION NOTES By Whatta Wear
The new spring styles in women’s dresses and suits show a decided tendency toward the English lines, long and full. We noticed Miss Charlotte Taylor, the brilliant women’s political leader, wearing one of the new patterns in brown, which color, by the way. seems to be in popular favor at present.
Styles for men have been undergoing some very radical changes during the past two seasons and now our “he” will blossom out this spring in the tight fitting garment, this applying to both top coat and suit. To be correct your clothes should fit skin tight. It might be said here that the Tailors are very much in favor of the new vogue and will help to make it a complete success, financially and otherwise.
H. Franklin Kirk’s new play. “Ghosts” has been touched up and polished by the author and as planned several months ago will be staged on Broadway next month with Miss Alethea Kagles and Jordan Hayes in the leading roles. Since both Miss Kagles and Mr. Hays are former Elston folk. “Ghosts" should enjoy a long run here a bit later on.
Burdette Conant. who is generally referred to by the critics as being the greatest living tragediene, will appear on Broadway within the next two weeks in “Call It Love,” her own production adapted from the famous novel by R. Lane Anderson.
SOCIETY GOSSIPS ABOUT PRIMA DONNA
Miss Margaret Redpath. one ot the world’s leading me zo sopranos who has been engaged by the Metropolitan Opera Co. for next season has been seen in the company of H. Franklin Kirk, celebrated playwright and poet, quite frequently during the last month and society is wondering if there is anything serious in the affair. Since both celebrities are Dossessed of a very tempermental nature it might be only an intellectual affinity— but wait, we shall see.
66THE SOCIAL REGISTER 3
ART — MUSIC — SOCIETY
MELSON SISTERS IN NEW REVUE
Swinkendorf, noted producer, is thinking: seriously of presenting the Melson Sisters in a new musical play next fall. Since he has already put several of his staff to work on settings, plots and lyrics, we expect to hear the official announcement of the new revue at any time. The Melson Sisters appeared here last season in “New Steps” which enjoyed a good run at the Mercer. These young ladies aro there!
HERE NEXT WEEK
Warren Coan comes to the Mercer theater next week in his latest starring play. "The Soul of a Woman.” This brilliant actor has had a long but meteoric rise to fame. He modestly claims that his part as the butler in the “Tailor Made Mann” started him on the legitimate stage. Ever since his entrance into the new kind of movies, "The Teleview." he has been a prominent figure in the theatrical world.
THE FLAPPER HAS GONE
Sprung from the war and short lived is the history of the flapper. Instead we now have the independent bobbed haired miss who outwardly has lost all her pleasure and joy of living.
Back in 1924 when the bobbed hair craze got under full swing and every little darling wore galoshes all the flap was taken out of Miss Flapper and she became almost a man.
Now what does she do? She has entered business and professions. She has completely ruined the sanctity of the barber shop. Instead of being able to get a “kick” out of the “Police Gazette, we now have to read the “Ladies Home Journal”, Household Hints.” etc.
And yet we can’t figure out why the girls have such a craving for these magazines since their interest in a home and babies seems to be declining. Or is it just because her environment keeps her from exhibiting her emotions? She seems to have lost all interest in man, outwardly
HUNTER AND DUDABB ESTATES TO BE LINKED
Engagement of John Hunter II and Florence Dudabb Announced at Charity Ball
By The Flapper
One of the biggest surprises which has popped out of the social box this season was tendered out at the annual Cnarity Ball held on the mezzanine of the Mercer theatre last evening when it was announced that John Hunter II, son of the wealthy soap king. John Nasal Hunter, and the daughter of Carmen Dudabb, cigar manufacturer, were to be married in June of this year.
The engagement was announced by Mrs. Marion Dudabb. formerly Miss Marion Mellor, of Elston Colony. Mrs. Dudabb seemed very much elated when she sprang the “good news” on her many friends and was indeed a very engaging figure in a tight-waisted gown of Pekin silk. Seemingly she has lost none of the grace and charm for which she was noted in her earlier years.
It would indeed be a very hard matter to say who was the happiest when the “cat" came out. Mr. Hunter, who. by the way. is over six feet tall, grabbed his son under his arms and lifted him completely off his feet and then set him down again with a resounding pat on the back. Evidently the linking of the Hunter and Dudabb fortunes is going to prove very popular.
but wo wonder if her heart is just as repulsive? Surely there must be a spark somewhere within her that it crying for a woman’s inherited love.
If this thing goes on much farther we are going to have a separate class of women who will be entirely lacking in every thing womanly. It will not be long before bobbed haired old maids of fifty will com pletely outnumber the married women.
Girls, you can bring back the flapper and we’ll apoligize for all the rapping we gave her. Much rather is she to be desired than the race of women we are i now cultivating in this advanced world. I —Editorial for the Social Register.
674 THE SOCIAL REGISTER
LET’S HAVE MORE OF |T
Ever since the world began most men have had a craving for fruit, and Eve started it—the craving, of course. So today we might say it is the apple which makes the world go round.
But our sermon is not going to be about apples, not any other kind of fruit for that matter—even bananas. Our purpose at this writing is to spit back at the selfish and ignorant knocker who is forever holding a watery hose on budding love—love in the springtime of youth. When they see a high school male scholar catering to some sweet littl? blonde or brunette, as the case may be. they pull in their eyebrows, krinkle their brow and murmer to themselves. “Puppy Love. ’
You see they turn on too much pressure and drown the awakening love instead of saying the right thing or which is better, full sentiment to take its inspiration and guidance from on High.
We pity the girl who can’t number among her intimate friends a few handsome men. That is, real men. Girls, beware of the faker who calls himself a man. Long pants don’t mean a thing. Look what Hercules did to a snake before he was even old enough to wear anything. Girls learn much from fellows and fellows learn much from girls, and what (hey learn is an education which some men try and have tried to write about. But who is there, except God himself, who is able to define life, the joy of living, the change of moods, the inspiration which comes with love? Many have tried but no one succeeds. This is an education which comes through experience only. It is something you feel and hold only at times.
Love begun in the morning is always wiser and more beautiful in the evening. Children come to understand easier than adults because their minds are still plastic and have not been hardened by the never ending struggle of life. They see in each other the true meaning of love devoid of any sham. Puppy Love is. in truth, the finest and most enjoyable love of all. Fine because it is sincere, and really enjoyable because it is new.
So those who laugh and curve their noses are not so very wise aft r all They are really to be pitied quite as much as the girl who can’t participate. It behooves us to vote them a floral gift-prefer-
ably lilies. If they persist in making dry remarks because “they never did such things when they were young.” they don't know what they have missvl, but it they hi s just for the sake of being contrary may the Lord pity them in the r ignor-anct.
Puppy love as ardent)
Puppy love is sweet How we love to watch ’em Strolin’ down the street.
Only we might add their number is not enough.
Have you ever seen a boy or girl Who would not do or die.
For the one and only school they loved Dear old M. C. Hi?
Have you ever seen a boy or girl Who lacked the fight and vim.
To make the school what it ought to be With another M. C. Win?
Have you ever seen a boy or girl To whom it was a great delight,
To see the colors of the only school That old Crimson and White?
Have you ever seen a boy or girl Who, parting with a tear dimmed eye.
For the school that he was loyal to— Dear old M. C. Hi?
WE OWE IT TO M. C. HI.
Did you ever stop to think What you owe to M. C. Hi?
You who at this age ne’er realize On what your future lives rel .
Did you ever stop to think That you can ne'er repay
Tor the things you’ll use tomorrow That are given by her today?
M. C. Hi. gives her best to us So lets try to back her up.
And fight for her at every chance And win her every cup.
Let’s be loyal to M. C. Hi., gang. Ever loyal and true
For she has long been standing. Standing for me and you.
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BEFORE THE CURTAIN Elkhart at Elkhart
Coming hack from their fiasco in the north and resolved to do or die, the fighting Crimson, strengthened hy all her regular players, engaged in one glorious week of practice in preparation for the Elkhart game, which was scheduled to take place on the next Saturday.
The end of the week finally came and with it the lahorous trip to the Gum Shoe Center, where on a never-to-he-forgotten afternoon the Gillmen were steam rolled 8 to 0.
Gill had enrolled the regular line-up with the exception of the Goddess of Luck, and soon after the initial kickoff, which through the mysterious happenings of fate placed the Red and White on their own two-yard line. Elkhart scored 6 points, failing at their try for goal. In the last minutes of play our own Benny, who later distinguished himself in basketball, missed an easy pass over the enemy’s goal, thus crippling our chances and indirectly giving the Hartless Elk an added 2 points, which she scored a bit later on a safety.
It might be said in passing, however, that, during the time she wasn't being scored on, the old Crimson fairly gave the Gum Shoe Boys the Boot.
Froebel of Gary at Ames Field
Instead of being blue over the setback administered by Elkhart on the previous Saturday the Crimson took on a deeper shade of red, which in the bull language means “look out.”
Froebel, whose roster read like the entry book at Ellis Island, invaded our camp with every member of the squad intact including Hatrack. who is as popular in Gary as Rudolph Valentino.
But Ames field is not Gary, and so when the red oozed out of the Crimson there was no one there to pay except Froebel—and she paid! For three quarters the ball traveled from one end of the field to the other and even though the Crimson cheer section cried madly for a touchdown, the wise-acres on the sidelines were quite ready to call it a draw. But since two of the three quarters had really been the Crimson’s, surely, we felt, justice would be done. And indeed, it was! In the last quarter when the wearers of the M. C. had pushed the ball 15 yards from the Froebel goal, dusky McCalister made a brilliant dash around the opposing left wing. Mercer kicked for the extra point and a few minutes later the whistle blew ending the game. Michigan City had defeated Froebel for the first time and the victory was fittingly celebrated with a live snake dance, which practically ruined the traffic on Franklin street.
“We won, by golly we won—7-0—-we won, yes, we won, we won. by golly
we won, we-----.” And these words will echo and re-echo for many years to
come down the athletic corridor of old M. C.
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Hammond at Ames Field
During the ensuing week school spirit was at high pitch and when the Hammond aggregation came to “do their stuff” on the following Saturday they found the battling Crimson in a clean-up mood. Hammond, of course, was just as keenly expectant. They had brought with them a smart band and a flock of large busses tightly packed with buzzers, who after the game had gotten well under way did anything but make a noise through their teeth.
The weather man saw to it that we got a square deal and old Sol beamed down in all his glory. It was a great day, both for us and Hammond. The bleachers were filled long before starting time and when the Crimson made their appearance on the field, the stands fairly rocked under rythm and roar.
Later when the game had run for 15 minutes, you could have tossed up a coin and called it anybody’s. Hammond threw a horseshoe on the gridiron and clanged out an easy touchdown when Lauer fumbled a punt on our 2-yard line. When they failed at their try for goal we picked up the horseshoe and Keel, the Soph tackle, caught an easy pass from Bendix on a trick play and thereby gave us the right to chalk up 6 points on our side of the scoreboard. In missing the try for the extra point, we lost the game, which ended in a draw.
Jefferson at Lafayette
Nevertheless, the Hammond game went over big and everybody, including Andy himself, was pretty well satisfied.
The week slipped by and then came another Saturday which took our “bacon grabbers” into the south, where they met the Jefferson High of Lafayette in the closing game of the season.
Just before the battle began a telegram was handed Captain Kreuger. “Fight! Fight! We’re with you!” the originator of that document should stand alongside Tommy Jefferson and his crowd for those five words certainly brought action and results.
Jefferson was wonderful dessert for the Crimson to finish up on and we certainly went at her with both hands. They employed a long youth in the back-field who practically carried on the battle alone. The height of this lad was the only outstanding thing Lafayette had; but in him they were well represented.
The brilliant Louie Lauer was acclaimed the hero of the day, and rightly, for he scattered the opposing line as much in the same manner he would have scattered so many paper dolls. When the scorer checked up the day’s total of twelve points made, Louie had the twelve to his credit, gathered by the nowise ungentlemanly manner of pretty line bucking. Here was one trip which proved well worth the travel. Perhaps we shall go farther south next year.
And thus the curtain falls on the gridiron season of 1923 and may dust never cover the pages on which its history has been written.
70Crimson seemed to be able to sink a free throw. Hence, Plymouth scored a 21 to 20 majority.
Every member of the team was keyed up to take sweet revenge on East Chicago in the closing game of the season. But all were doomed to bitter disappointment for the Crimson didn’t play. Hast Chicago played a brilliant game, but for some reason or other the Crimson didn’t deliver, couldn’t hit the net or even pass. Sitting on the bleachers we and a great many more suffered terribly and were only too glad to hear the gun announce the end of the game which went to East Chicago, 33 to 23.
ACT If—TOURNAMENT LAND
Scene 1—THE VICTORS
After the regular season had been rung down with the disastrous defeat at the hands of East Chicago, it was generally conceded that the Crimson would make a little headway in the tournament which conies as regularly in March as Spring does not. Nevertheless, since M. C. had won the Sectional Title the year before, she was given first choice in the '24 race because she was to face a much poorer field.
For the first time in the history of M. C. athletics the sectional tournament was to be held in Michigan City, and it goes without much shouting that everyone, including the most sour-faced native, was pretty well “het up" about it. Mr. Parsons bad charge of the sale of season tickets and when the proceeds were turned in it was discovered that be had done a fine piece of managing. Mr. ■Murray was managing director and with an earnest committee of workers behind him every problem of the tournament was well taken care of. Mr. McNeilan, Luck and Troyer are to be thanked for their splendid backing as is also Miss Goldie Shepherd, who is never absent when there is work to be done. In every way the tournament was a grand success. What more need be said?
The first game started on Friday, March 3, and the finals were to have been run off on the following Saturday evening, but as we shall soon see they were really played on the night of the first day.
As luck would have it LaPorte and Michigan City were picked to battle on Friday night at 8:15. Unless you have lived here a few years you cannot appreciate all that is contained in that sentence. For five years an athletic hatchet had existed between the two schools and here had come a time, most fortunatelv. most opportunely, for an unearthing. What chance for publicity 1 What a great moment! Lucky would be the promoter who could get two such fighters as these in the ring at the same time.
71THE SCI! l’ BOOK
Friday came and with it Friday night and the I aPorte-Michigan City game. Long lie fore the two teams were scheduled to make their appearance there was a great crowd jamming the “Barn” to capacity, hut only those who held season tickets were allowed to enter before 7:00. In all our life of attending basketball games we have never yet seen such an exhibition of clean and hard playing, of such superlative pep as was exhibited in the “Barn" at the time of that clash. Everybody we know was there. Miss Dot Ohming and Frank Hobart were in red and white, leading yells as we have never seen them “rhythmatize” before.
We remember little of the games which preceded this feature and perhaps it is better so, for we have little space to write of them here. Everything pales before the game of games. From the moment the first whistle sent up the tip-off there was not another delay. At times the action became so swift that the eye was unable to follow the ball. But through it all old M. C. was steady, capitalizing on her five-man defence. Only once was our victory wavering and that moment occurred in the second half. At the end of the first half we led by four points. During the latter part of this period of play the cheering was so intense that the players could not hear the referee's whistle and time had to be called again and again for quiet. Coming back in the second half the Crimson kept the ball entirely out of I iPorte hands and the final gunshot found us the victors, 19 to 14.
Right after dinner on the following Saturday we romped away with Wcst-ville, 30 to 11, and in the evening played Stillwell in the finals where we handily won. 42 to 11. For the second consecutive year the sectional title was ours and more pages would soon be added to the history of our greatest achievements. And as “Laugh A Line Keeler” jokingly remarked in his speech during the celebration exercises, “Winning tournaments is going to become a habit with us.” May “Laugh A Line” not have joked in vain.
Scene 2—ON TO LAFAYETTE
By virtue of winning the Sectional Championship we entered the Regional Meet at Lafayette. A fairly good crowd of loyal supporters accompanied the Crimson to the seat of activities where we again proceeded to distinguish ourselves.
Whiting, whom we had not played during the season, but who were the victors over East Chicago, twice our conquerors, was drawn as the opposition for the first game. In spirit the Laporte game was unbeatable, but in play the Whiting game was a great deal farther ahead. The Crimson had been primed for this test and the old red and white stood ready for anything—come what may. Whiting, before the battle, looked like a much stronger team, but when Bennie began to entertain with some of his original tricks and Heine began to make his shots count the white in Whiting tourned to red and then blue. At the
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end of half time we were leading; to to 9 and going as strong as Limberger cheese. Coining hack in the second half we began to lead a merry chase which when the final shot had rung out found Whiting trailing 26 to 17. And thus we had defeated Whiting and pulled the Abe Lincoln act in that we had achieved a greater thing in the end with the sacrifice of earlier games.
On the following day we met Veedersburg, of the South. This game was neither as fast nor as interesting as the Whiting game, and yet it proved very much worth while since we cut the bacon to our own liking, 25 to 16.
Through our good showing in this tournament Bennie was recognized and given a place on the all-regional team. As Napoleon would have said, “Size does not make the man.”
Scene 3—ON TO INDIANAPOLIS
After successfully coming out of the Regional Tournament the Crimson came hack home and rested (with a little drill in between) for four days. Then arrangements were made and on a Thursday, the “Red Devils” started for Indianapolis and the state tourney, an event which had never before been entered by an M. C. team.
Since no special train could be secured for the trip, only a few followers of the red and white accompanied them. But those who went counted for a lot. Dot (filming, especially. This young lady had a full size picture printed on the first page of the Indianapolis Star. It would be hard to wish for more than that Wiley, of Terre Haute, had been drawn as our opponent. We knew little about them before the game and a great deal less after the game. The team which had defeated Whiting at the Regional was not the same outfit which opposed Wiley at the State. If it had been tbe same team the results of the Wiley battle would have been altogether different. As they were, however, we lost and lost badly. 35 to 21. And tbe reason for our loss was not because Wiley was the better team ; no, we beat ourselves—we experienced stage fright and forgot what we were there for -every member forgot his lines—and the play—the game—the championship was lost.
Scene 4—THE LAST WORD. (Ensemble)
Well, at any rate, there is some consolation in being one of the sixteen best teams of the state if you can’t be the best. If we hit Indianapolis next year the jolt will not be quite as easy.
THE SCRAP BOOK
ON THE FIELD AND DIAMOND ’23
We’re very much afraid, however, that it will he necessary for both of us to think only of the track activities when our thoughts carry us back to the field and diamond seasons of 1923. for if there is anything to write about concerning the baseball team we certainly are missing it and have missed it. We could, of course, dwell on fighting spirit, fcr the team really did fight-—the boys had to. As Andy himself said, “ 'Tis only the beginning of a great team.” e’re just as certain that some day, some place, some learn, is going to pay for our misfortune, as we are that Calvin Coo.idge is going to he re-elected President. And that’s certainty with emphasis!
Rut we must out with the whole sad tale. On May 25 we greeted Laporte at Ames field and after an hour and a half of strikes, balls and runs we emerged from our first baseball game under a 4 to 1 count. Atkins, Leggett. Bendix, Krueger, Sights, Henry. P. Krueger. Mack and S. Latter tried hard to cut the bacon but the knives slipped. ’Twas the work of the fates, my lad, ’twas the work of the fates.
We weren’t to be downed though and on June 6 the above mentioned crew Forded to Laporte for a return game. Laporte. smiling until we could see their back molars, greeted us on the Fair grounds and in a sweet June rain handed us one of the worst lickings we have ever taken. They had us 4 to 0 until the 5th inning and then something broke—they mercilously batted out 13 unis during that spasm which brought the total to 17. The game ended there, not the rain. Regardless, we had an alibi and it was a good one. While we went galloping around in moccasins, gym shoes, tennis shoes or whatever you want to ca.l them. Laporte was equipped with regulation baseball shoes, spikes and all. There’s some difference there and yet look at the skates Hans Brinker used when he won the ice derby. We need more I Ians and Brinkers.
The two games with Laporte constituted our seasonal activity on the diamond. Perhaps it was better so.
THE TRIBE OF SKINNER AND DICKENS
of our actors. The annual Junior and Senior plays are but a matter of custom. They alone are not sufficient to blossom budding genius. We need more plays, more work in dramatics! May the Dramatic C ub. called the Blackfriars, heed the cry.
But here for the present, at least, we are not concerned with geniuses. Rather are we dealing with boys and girls, no different than ourselves who only like these things a little better than the rest of us.
Let us now dwell for a few minutes among the tribe of Skinner and Dickens; let us see how well we are represented.
74BRIGHT SAYINGS OF THE CHILDREN
(Note: One dollar will be given for every saying published. Address all communications to Elstonville, B::x i'J24.)
This week’s selections taken from Examination papers.
HARD ON THE EVES. EH!!
“Milton wrote much poetry and went blind.”—Wilbur Heuring.
HE MAY BE RIGHT
“Words without thoughts come, not singly, but in armies.”—Earl Rudnick.
NOTHIN’ TO IT
“ ‘Ninety Three’ did not have much technique. It was quite plain.”—Eleanor Precious.
“Two tragedies of Shakespeare are ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Omelet.’.”
“A tragedy is a play in which someone is either killed or dies.”
Quoting Antony: “If anybody wants to
weep, shed them now.’’
“An active verb is one that shows action. a passive verb is one that shows passion.”
“Where did the stabbing of Caesar occur?”
Student: "In the middle of the story.”
“Stevenson had so many homages, he couldn’t breathe very well.”
LAFAYETTE TO THE RESCUE
“Et tu. Brute” means “I Am Here.”
IF HE DID, HE DIDN’T KNOW IT
"Longfellow wrote. ‘The Salmen of Life,’ ‘Orfan Annv.’ and ‘Moother Goose Rhymes.’ ”
“Darwin lived in the 18th and 19th centuries and isn’t dead yet.”
IT MIGHT WORK THE OTHER WAY
“One way to increase your vocabulary is to have clean thoughts. ’
79AROUND THE CAMPUS WITH HAL WYND
“Whenever you see the achievements of a successful man, you can take it for granted that some inspiring woman has been behind them.” We wonder if Lucille has anything to do with Heine’s success?
During the earlier part of the second semester a popular phrase shot out by some of the more progressive element of the school was, “How’s the Old Soak?” These annoying words were addressed to many prominent members of the student body. Were you one?
We wonder how many teachers have been docked by the new time card system ?
Roeske really is a big man around the school.
“Filbert Itlocksom is so called because he reminds us of a nut. When he was young his mother put him on a merry-go-round and forgot to take him off.
Many of the goody-goody boys in school are not so sweet.
Some day some little red-headed flapper is going to make Ronny Clark fall— and fall hard!
Elizabeth Meysenberg wants the whole world to know she is independent. You should have heard what she told one of our very clever alumni at the Junior and Senior party when the college chap ventured to ask her for a dance.
Grandmother would have been very much at home at the Junior and Senior party given by the Parent-Teacher Association.
The long standing Hobart-Robinson affair, discontinued around Christmas time, is now about to get into full swing again as the summer months approach
80Now that "Marg" Redpath has had her hair bobbed we are ready for any shock.
"I'm not ripe enough yet," says “Phil” Dabbert. and lie refuses to be shang-hied by anything that wears skirts.
Socially something’s wrong with the old school. If the student body takes a pill now, it may work wonders by the time September sounds another trumpet call.
Don't let anybody bore you with the ancient “gag" of the “good old days at M. C. High.” They never were. The school is better off today than it has ever been. Times are only what we make them, you know.
It's all right to act, feel, and look like a cheese, but don't smell like one.
If some college doesn’t get our "Benny" the clothing business will.
We are sometimes led to wonder if Bendix’s bashfulness isn’t all make believe.
We wonder if Aletha has trained anyone of the under classmen to succeed her?
Anyhow, “Vern” Swanson was a member of the B. A. A
And as Ethel Barrymore would say, “That’s all there is, there isn't any more."
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So popular have become the programs that by special written request the Tivoli orchestra has been instructed to play “Linger Awhile” during the intermissions.
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Roeske: “Laura, I’ve just bought two tickets for ‘The Old Soak’.” Laura: “Oh, Ralph, I’m so sorry, papa isn't feeling well tonight.”
Lover of Poetry: “What do you think of Bobby Burns?”
Lover of Cigars: “I like White Owls better.”
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“Funny paper! Today ain’t Sunday. I told you not to take that hath last night.”
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7 a. m. to 3 p. m.
Telephone 619 W. L. FLOTOW MIKE KRUEGER
Dry Goods and Notions, also “The Sleepless Shoe Man”
School Supplies Cor. Tenth and Franklin
603 W. 10th Street “THE PEOPLE’S STORE” “Right on the Corner”
The Store That Has Everything in the Drug Line Cameras and Photo Supplies 831 Franklin StreetSEE THE NEW ESSEX SIX
Before You Buy a Car
THE WONDER CAR SELLING AT $975.00 F. O. B.
MICHIGAN CITY AUTO SALES CO.
Phone 394-629 Franklin and Michigan Sts.
STANLEY C. CUSH
913 Franklin Street CORRECT THINGS FOR MEN
Soph: “You want to keep your
eyes open around here today.” Frosh: “What for?”
Soph: “Because people will think you’re a fool if you go around with ’em shut.”
“Papa, what are cosmetics?” “Cosmetics, my son, are peach preservers.”
S Paris Fashions
We have many novelties that are suitable for Gifts. Come and see them. Novelty Bags, unusual Ear Rings, dainty Necklaces, smart Cigaret Cases and Holders, Pendants on cords, and clever
RECKS JEWELRY COiMPANY
511 Franklin StreetAmbulance
Dimes Soon Grow to Dollars
When placed at interest. Many a Savings Account started in school days has formed the foundation for a lifetime’s success.
Start your account today in this strong, old established bank.
First National Bank
Oldest Bank in the City Established 1873
EXCLUSIVE STYLE SHOP
SUITS, COATS, DRESSES
We Do Remodeling
We also Remodel Furs Telephone 765 Ledbetter Building
Better to have Insurance and not need it than to need it and not have it. Insure today with the
Room 1, 1st Nat’l Bank Bldg. Insurance in all its branches
“Lot’s wife hasn’t anything on me,” said convict No. 47993 as he turned to a pile of stone.
Miss Schmith: “Bruce, I am
ashamed of your class work. I think I shall consult your father.” Bruce M.: “Better not: It will
cost you $1.50.”
High Grade Confectioneries QUALITY SUPREME
507 Franklin StreetKORN’S
The Music Center
INVEST IN A DRESSER DIAMOND
if you want unusual quality at moderate cost.
413 Franklin Street
Bright: “What is play?”
Dumb: “A very important busi-
ness that school interferes with.”
Girl: “I see the referee penalized the team ten yards because Bendix was holding.”
Girl: “What a shame! I warn-
ed him last night to keep his mind on the game.”
Harry Slum Co.
Hart, Schaffner Marx Clothes
RUSSELL H KRAMER
D ie Spauldimj Shop
Compliments of BROMWELL BRUSH WIRE GOODS CO. Cincinnati Baltimore, Md. Greensburg, Ind. Michigan City, Ind.m
The dunes, the dunes, the silent dunes, A wilderness of woods and sand;
Of tangled vines and lonely shore,
W here nature plays her highest hand.
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