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VOLUME VII ‘if SENIORS UNLIMITED EL WOOD HIGH SCHOOL ■"»• .. •, . s ‘ ’ ‘'v - •• ’ '• :? , . -ir £2 • % '. • 'M- s' A ■ ■ ‘-w“ v-'-.’Z ■ w'« ■k. . kj .. awRb -fcbu. j».; ,,v ■ »“ . « r SS;.; fts i :v . '.aSi'iTHE CRESCENT ...OF... 1923 ¥ VOLUME VII SENIORS UNLIMITED ELWOOD HIGH SCHOOL ELWOOD, IND.2 T HE C R ESCIi N T , 19 2 3 We dedicate this volume of the '‘Crescent’’ to R. L. PHILLIPS in appreciation of the part he lias taken in developing clean athletics and good sportsmanship in our high school.T II E C R E SCENT, 1923 3 FACTI NON VERDI Although we believe that loyalty to one’s school can be shown by deeds better than words we feel that it is necessary to go to some length in words to show to the students and patrons how the enthusiastic spirit which was so prominently displayed upon occasions of athletic elation, has pervaded all the activities of the school. With this thought in mind, we have prepared this volume of the Crescent.4 THE CRESCENT, 1923 The Board of Education GREETINGS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT Again we greet the readers of the Crescent at the close of a happy and successful year. The staff is happy to prepare this publication for your deligth. Thanks to your support, our schools are in good shape. We are constantly adding new features in order to be of greater service. Our latest addition is that of Bible reading in the grades and a fuller stury of Bible literature in the Junior and Senior High Schools. We feel that the moral teachings which result will amply repay the time taken. Larger building facilities are needed for further enlargement of work and we hope to see our readers deeply interested in such a projct. With kindest wishes, ARTIHJR W. KONOLD, Superintendent.1 19 2 3 T II K C R E S C E X T 5 TIIE CRESCENT, 1 9 2 A ARTHUR W. KONOLD. Arthur W. Konold, Superintendent of the Public Schools has been with us for seven years. In this time the school city of Elwood has grown by leaps and bounds in equipment, seope of work, and efficiency of administration. Our superintendent is in no small way responsible for this growth which has placed Elwood's school system among the best in the state. He has selected the teaching force wisely and in such a way as to obtain the most efficient work in the most harmonious manner. He has fitted himself well for the position that he holds by teaching experience in grade school and in college as well as by a thorough training in colleges and universities. We are sorry that this is the last year that he will be with us but greater opportunities and present exigencies call him to other fields. Our wishes for Ins future success will follow him wherever he shall go. WILLIAM F. SMITH William E. Smith, our principal, has been with us for five years, four of which have been spent in his present position. While he has been with us he has, by his genial attitude toward all, made himself a friend ami a lifelong creditor to all who have been so fortunate as to attend High School under his administration. In the four years he has been principal the school has grown not only in numbers and in variety of courses offered but in the quality of the work of all classes and in the number of those graduating with honors. When it was necessary to select some one to take the place of Mr. Konold as Superintendent for next year the school board chose Mr. Smith for the position from a list of thirty applications. So our principal, who is both a prince and a pal, will go on next year working for the betterment fo all the schools. He, like our present superintendent, has trained himself by attendance and graduation from the best colleges of the state.TIIE CRESCENT, 1923 . FACULTAS ERUDITIONIS Back in the dim and dusty past when school annuals first began to evolve, the editor in an endeavor to make it consistent proceeded to apply obituaries to the deadest part of school life, the faculty. How could he know that decades later the professors in the High School at Elwood would be one of the liveliest factors in it? Or that to give a catalogue of their various degrees would be to repeat common klowledge; that all of our High School instructors are graduates of the best colleges and universities of our state and nation? That old age when pedagogues with long flowing beards peered over their spectacle rims intent upon suppressing -juvenile enjoyment is past. And in its place we are glad to introduce this, the faculty of Elwood High. E. H. McCleary, called “Mac,” when not boosting athletics by “subbing” for Mr. Smith or bawling out Seniors in assembly room, attempts to elucidate the mysteries of mathematics. And to further our knowledge of this subject Miss Florence Edwin bends her effort toward a clearer understanding of theTHE CRESCENT, 1923 8 intricacies of geometry. .Miss Mary E. Cox, whose nickname we won’t give, takes as her sacred obligation the instruction of Seniors in IT. S. Jlistory and Civics. Fred E. Brengle also essays to disseminate the knowledge of ancient and modern life; incidentally he is efficient sponsor of the Debating Club. Contrary to his name C. C. Harsh is mild and pleasant. Although he teaches a dead language, he is about the liveliest member of the faciulty. Miss Lena M. Foote is the little lady who explains the campaigns of Caesar and helps us appreciate the eloquence of Cicero and the beauty of Vergil. The way in which Miss Gertrude Stockberger teaches English so as to inspire the pupils to write about him would call forth the commendation of Sir Roger undoubtedly. Leland C. Shaw who teaches English to jolly Juniors and serious Seniors, lays principal claim to fame as a successful coach of dramatics. When you learn to know W. F. Kratli so that you are not frightened by his superior knowledge of Chemistry and Physics, you can appreciate his genuine humor. “A stitch in time saves nine,” is the motto of Miss Esther Koons who teaches the Freshie girls how to sew on buttons. Even a French professor would grow green with envy should he hear Miss Mary Logan explain the “Langue D’Oil.” When not teaching the boys how to use their hands Harry L. House can be found either in the office, talking to the girls of the annual stafaf or at the Coffee Rrancii. Although he is a very good sport. Carl Richman is well knownT II E (' K E SC E N T , 19 2 :l !) lor his .5:1.) English and Algebra classes. .Miss Regine Grosswegc has the position of overseeting the trembling freshies and teaching them to mind their X's and Y's, as well as P’s and Q’s. (Ini. Oui, ("est mademoiselle Bertha Powell, who can always he found in the company of Mademoisella Stockberger, Qui anssi parle Francais. Although there are always two sides to an account we always count Arinin Amos, our commercial teacher a credit to the E. II. S. R. L. Phillips, our athletic director does not believe that might makes right, rather does he try to show the boys the right and help them to attain and support it. Mrs. Esher Newton Jenks believes that “music has charms to calm the savage breast” and so prepares for life in darkest Africa. If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, then our girls will owe much of their success in matrimony to Miss Margaret Cornell. A. C. Norris has the important task of teaching the boys that it is profitable to stay “down on the farm.” If Elmer Emig, our excuse slip writer, should ever turn from teaching English to writing fiction, he would have plenty of material close at hand. If her girls only fulfill the proverb “Beauty i sas beauty does,” Miss Helen Benedict has done much to add to the prestige of our school in her instruction in art. Honk! Hank! Albert Briar is coming with his cohort of boys, ambitious to learn how Fords and automobiles are made and repaider.10 TIIK CRESCENT, 1!) 2 :J f YO Tie fie fe T If E C R ESC E N T, 1 !) 2 3 n 32 T II E C R ESC E N T , 1 ! 2 :] WEIR CULLIPHER Class President, ('lass Play. Annual Staff. Orchestra. A ladies man, our president, And very witty too. He can act. and he can fiddle. Well, what can’t he do. LEONA WHITE Among the members of our class, This girl is quite a belle, And we’ve found we’re not the only ones. Who like Leona well. JOHN YATES Annual Staff, Orchestra. Johnny, plays the violin And the clarinet But when asked to study He begins to fret. K ATH LEEN GA LI A) W A Y Annual Staff. Dramatic Club. It isn’t very often that A girl of Kathleen’s size Can do so much and do il well She’s always a surprise. ELLIOTT WAYMIRE Unlike the other country boys This one is somewhat shy We wish that some of them To be like him would try. ELIZABETH McMILLAN We wish that she had been with us For more than one short year For we have found in her a friend Who is very jolly and dear.T II E C R ESC ENT, 1 9 23 13 HAROLD ADAIR. Pres. Mid-Year Class. Football. Our classmate “Bud” A very studious lad Don't judge by his looks For he isn’t always sad. ARGYL FOLAND She is a splendid hostess As her classmates all aver, For she is very jolly And troubles are nothing to her. ORVILLE CLEMENTS Class Play. Dratmatic Club. He has a great talent For both poetry and prose And he creates great pranks Wherever he goes. HAROLD NORRIS Radio Club. “Norsy” is an awful tease Yet one of Kratli’s workers We count him in the fun makers Hut not among the shirkers. JAMES HAMILTON Pretty Jimmy Hamilton Wanted to go to sea But very soon he changed his mind And stayed to win Mary. HAZEL BROWN Annual Staff. And here is little Hazel Long famous for her cuteness And we all know her fame is caused By more than just minuteness.]4 T IIE C R E S C K N 'I', 19 2 3 FENTON JOHNSON Annual Staff, Class Play, Dramatic Club. Another leader we have in our class As editor, booster and actor We find in brains, the rest lie’ll surpass So you see He’s an important factor. ALICE MAYS Annual Staff. Class Play. Dramatic Club. She has beauty, and also brains A very race combination To her brilliant speeches in history We listen in admiration. (’ H EST E11 M AT(’ H ETTE Annual Staff. Debating Club. “Chet” has a perfect record For he is very wise Although he likes a Sophomore The Seniors he doesn’t despise. MABEL SMITH. Kitten has big blue eyes And beautiful soft brown hair To look at her sweet smiling face You’d know she has no care. JOSEPH WAY MIRE Boys’ Glee Club. Football. He looks like a lawyer And he can play football But when it comes to dancing Oh! He’s so very tall. ELYA HOLTON Annual Staff. Girls’ Glee Club. Her hair is bright But her mind is brighter In choosing a friend No one would slight her.TH E CRESCENT, 1923 15 FREDERIC DARTING Fritz is somewhat of a flirt And drives the nicest car And lie has the looks you know To make him popular. MARTHA DeHORITY Class Play. Dramatic Club. Mary, Mary. Quite contrary With her southern drawl Always has a crowd of men At her heck and call. ROBERT BLUME Football. Dramatic Club. Boys’ Glee Club, (’lass Play. “Hick" has a beautiful voice From acting he gets much joy He plays football and is handsome Too much for just one boy. BESSIE McGEE You always hear her voice Before you see her face To her lessons are neglected Her rouge is always in place. LEO FETTIG Class Play. Dramatic Club. Dear old Daddy Long Legs We’ve fallen in love with you Even tho to our song bird You’ve given your love so true. MARTHA TIPTON Very sweet and quiet And rather demure What her career will he We cannot be sure.16 T II E C RESCENT, 19 23 ROBERT WITTKAMPER Boys’ Glee Club. Yell Leader. Dramatic Club. Bobby is a singer Bobby is a clown Bobby leads us in our yells And does the job up brown. MILDRED SIGLER Mildred says to teaching She thinks she’ll give her life But from present indications She’ll be a farmer’s wife. VERN SHINN Football. Track. “Shinny” likes girls who are little And he prefers bobbed locks He shines at track and football For he doesn’t mind the knocks. LUCILE GREENWALT. Girls’ Glee Club. Annual Staff. Oh, for her talent in music And art also as you’ve seen And when it comes to swimming She certainly is a queen. VON EAST. Football. Basket Ball. Track. He knows a lot, and in athletics He’s an all around man Of course with Easty on a team Every girl would be a fan. LINCOLN JOHNS Fooball. Basket Ball. “Link” goes after bacon Perhaps a few hugs too He says that one can never tell What a rabbit’s foot may do.T II E C R ESC E N T , 1 ) 2 3 37 VICTOR DALE SERIGHT Football. The funny man in our class, Excels in selling pictures Rut when he works in chemistry He makes the strangest mixtures. VIOLET ANDERSON The girls are somewhat jealous Of this pretty girl Rut then of course she got him first That very handsome Verle. ORLO SHAW “O Pshaw” is an important one In that very jolly gang Of which just one is never seen So tightly together they hang. RALPH DOERMAN A history star and speaker With hair that really curls Miss Cox thinks he is just it And so do freshie girls. RORERT ASH Football. Basket Rail. Track. In football, track and basketball A star in him we find We thought he was afraid of girls But we’ve had to change our mind. BEULAH COURTNEY Dramatic Club. Class Play. The sweteest of girls So modest and shy But all the men fight For a glance from her eye.]K TIIE CRESCENT, 1 i) 2 J CHESTER BAXTER Football. Some think lie is a ladies’ man A lover of sweaters, others say But whatever he is. or isn’t Good football he can play. MARION DOWNS Girls’ Glee Club. Annual Staff. She is beautiful, sweet and charming With a voice so soft and clear To every one of her classmates She is very, very dear. CARLOS MASSEY Annual Staff. Very few musicians Can play as well as he He jazzes even the High School song And “My Country ’Tis of Thee.” JEWEL SPRUNG Girls’ Glee Club. Orchestra. She has so many talents Them all we cannot name But as artist, musician and reader She’ll go down in the Hall of Fame. WILLIAM MOTT JOHN “Mott” quite captivates the Freshies Who look on him with awe For in Chemistry and Physics He knows the very law. PEARLE REDMOND Pearl is very industrious And studies very much She very seldom whispers That’s why her grades are such.19 T II E C R E S C EN T , 1 9 2 :j CLARENCE SMITH Football. As a great fooball center Smitty won his fame And he is more than willing To help you do the same. DALLAS HARBIT Girls Glee Club. Dalice plays the piano And is good at reading You’d think she’s bashful but Her looks are quite misleading. EVERETT FIELDS Orchestra. He is a star in Chemistry And it surely is a mystery How one so bright in Physics class Can go to sleep in History. VIRGINIA BLAKE Girls’ Glee Club. Dramatic Club. Annual Staff. Class Play. She has talent for acting and singing And “Pep” is her middle name We think with this and loyalty She’s on her road to Fame. HUBERT HOUSER Football. Basketball. In basket ball he made a good start If he only had one more year But alas, he’s a senior and must depart Leaving a budding career. MADONNA CLYDE Orchestra. “Donnv’’ is a lively girl In fun she’s in the Middle But when it comes to orchestra She won't play second fiddle.20 TIIK CRESCENT, 192 3 ROBERT PILKINGTON Boys’ Glee Club. He looks more fierce Than worst of kings We feel afraid Until he sings. MILDRED LAWRENCE Annual Staff. Quick witted and petite is she For study she doesn’t care When there’s any fun on foot She’s always the first one there. EUGENE HI NSHA W Annual Staff. Dramatic Club. Athletic Board. Boys’ Glee Club. Yea Jokes! Yea Team! Yea Class! Nine rails for jolly Gene It makes no difference where he is He’s all that can be seen. MILDRED NORRIS Dramatic Club. Annual Staff. She has beautiful hair And wonderful ways Thats all that it takes To get by in these days. WILLIAM DANIELS “Bill’’ is very fond of girls And girls are fond of him He’s usually ahead of style And looks so very trim. PEARLE LEVY Girls’ Glee Club. To “Pearle” in sweetness and beauty None in our class compare For she is widely famous For her beautiful eyes and hair. T II E ’ U E SCENT 1 9 2 : 21 WAYNE FISHER Basket Ball. The girls all pick on Fisher You see he’s very small And very, very handsome And plays basket ball. GLADYS JACKSON Class Play. Dramatic Club. We wish that all of us could be As bright as Gladys Jackson And to a certain boy, she is A very great attraction. ROSS LAUD (’lass Play. Dramatic Club. Glee Club. Even if he is an only child He isn’t spoiled at all For his soft brown eyes and smile The girls are sure to fall. Boys’ tender22 TIIE CRESCENT, 192 3 4B Class History “Friendly to the best pursuits of man, friendly to thought, to virtue and to peace.” This are the members of the class which you see above, and the class although small are mighty in all lines of work which they undertake. They are well represented in most of the activities of the High School, for instance they have members in the Radio Club, Roosevelt Debating Club, Dramatic Club, Orchestra, Band, Boys and Girls’ Glee Club and Athletics. This class has not figured very high when it came to parties and other social activities, but when it comes to studies they have a real record. They promise to show up all the classes when it comes to Senior week. Just watch them. Having withstood the attacks which they received as Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors, they have now entered the portals of Seniordom and have elected as their officers for this year, the following: Paul Osborn President Wylie Tombs Vice President Mary B. Davis----------------------Secretary Pansy Merritt----------------------Treasurer Although this class is classed as a small class, it cannot bt oo classed when it comes to co-operation and school spirit.24 T 11 E (’ K K S (' E N T 1 9 2 3 JUNIORTIIE CRESCENT, 19 2 3 JUNIORS We are the Juniors! Look us over! Are not our intelligent countenances a relief to feast your eyes upon after viewing the Seniors?. Sh- We will tell you a secret if you won’t tell anyone. We are by far the best class that ever entered the portals of the Elwood High School! Our girls are the fairest, our boys are the bravest, and strongest. Once there was a Senior Class that dared to challenge our supremacy in basket-ball (sad story) but the score was 7 to 5. Why are we so great? Oh Pshaw! Why just look at our record this year. President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Debating Club; Vice President of the Dramatic Club; Treasurer of the Radio Club; Halfback, fullback and left guard and of the varsity football team; besides a majority of the substitutes of both team and center, back guard and reserve guard on the basket ball team. Also a large percent of the track team are Juniors. Perhaps one reason for our greatness is our ability to choose good officers. Spring Class '24 Ed. Griffin President Martha Smith Vice President Mary Brown Secretary-Treasurer Mid-Winter Class' '25 Dorothy Klumpp President Max Bodkins Vice President Raymond Striker Treasurer Audrey Davis Secretary A word of warning! Buy a pair of colored glasses for 1924. Don't try to contemplate next year s Seniors with the naked eye for we are going to outshine the sun. And as for the Annual why of course, it will be like the class— THE BEST EVER.T IIK CllESCENT, 1 !) 2 •! 26T II E C R E S C E X T , 19 2 5THE CRESCENT, 1 9 2 3 29 SOPHOMORES The groups that face you on the left, as you may see, are both numerous and intelligent looking. Why shouldn't that be the case, for they are the Sophomore Class of Ehvood High School. We can well remember the day we met in A. K. 1 whence we went to meet the adversities placed in our path by upper classmen and well-meaning teachers—but now it is all past. We are the Sophomores and can now devote our energy to thinking up ways and means of showing our superiority. It is really unfortunate that the Sophomore class should have the reputation of boasting without anything to boast about. We think it is a misfortune because you might think that what we have done and are going to do is imaginary. Once there was a class basket-ball tournament, and before us the proud heads of the rival classmen bowed. -Just ask the Juniors of the final score and listen to them formulate their alibis; but we do not blow about it. We hope that the school will accept the small help we may give and reward us with some small measure of praise. The line-up of officers that are selected to guide our destinies is a unicpie combination of athletic prowess and beauty: President Ed Virgil Vice President Anna Graven Secretary Jean Frazier Treasurer Roberta Bruce:jo T II E C R E S C E XT, 1 !) 2 3 'THG cp e$ex ?■ O lifl a y Jne I COCfihf J v®s ' S ccn,tw O Cfs gpoc T orf, , l 1 3,UU Ha? vTZ. •poPucd y» monnV H SCHOOL- kt(T or. gait SarL Te . S XT tTUff. - FiveuuTy PIjAPC CP. atcwoatTI - ( |IU.S Cr'C.CiblWO (ro swetr to o.«2t uootf) !!.’ 'Prwss' n 7 o m y Uv.o. IMLiy 0 $ lc.a.ct c.r pai qVo C.y UNDCft CUHSV fW E.N. Orv To Ce''CKpTHPitiW f oouc« LsolrJNtivG Chi£ii ■re rn (v lff T W 1T- (J YT UfrST r«K rxg w xr n .'Q sT , lA Hdlv 31 CoN uJi t F{6f o rco CUftp Ar ClNONMti, IT Dio'NT rpv t t«. © . . T£O.Vv. !,««(, 70 E i « T. The Hn«VsO] prMjVi , cEn"i' r H N E. THEt»l'C-ll uoo A OuNcii r E. in $Ts ■J»t .ONICH cll- Tofctj rue rjncoN wni Er-Ji t Irt A US . ..- ORCAWZAT ONS '"j MTHULTICS Hoy L CuUQ, of cooriC-S "vs. J v'JD OTHER BIRO . open, onij - to mote dho nf £' £UC J®. Se€ . £peri£ftt ACTIVITIES. t olLCS = -iXr --- tu Hes 9 C7L.ee CLUB. 3t THE' vSOH.LiD. So nt:6 UiRNTED— To Bu annuals! No UiTr vT - X)ont Rutf ! ■’T II E C B E S C E N T , 19 2 3 31 Fftosn N - OWNU?T II E C R E S C E X T . 1 9 2 TIIE CRESCENT, ] 9 2,i FRESHMEN Oycx, Oyez, Ovez, the class of 1!)2(J asks your attention for a few minutes. It is the largest Freshman class in the history of the El wood High School. Though most of the Freshies are home-grown, yet many come in frem Leisure, Orestes, Red Corner and other miseries. This class is just a little fresher and a little greener than any that has gone before. Carlyle probably had them in mind when he said. “Produce, Produce, were it but the pitifullest infinitessimal fiaction of a product, produce it. Pis the utmost thou hast in thee; out with it then.” This Freshman class has shown a splendid school spirit throughout the year. Its members are active in the High School Band, the Debating and Dra. matic ( lubs, the Radio Club. Athletics and other projects of worth to themselves and the community. Most of them have crossed the “pons asinorum, having learned that two feet multiplied by two feet multiplied by two feet does not equal four square feet. That they think they own the building There isn’t any doubt; But the Sophomores will get them, If they don’t watch out.34 T HE CRESCENT, 1!) 2 3 HISTORICALLY SPEAKING Characters: Miss Cox ami .Spirit ot the Class of ’23. Time: In 1933 at dusk. Place : E. H. S. hall. (Miss Cox going down hall, meets Spirit). Spirit—"Good evening, Miss Cox, why so late?" Miss Cox—“Who are you? Have you a permit?'’ Spirit—"1 am the Spirit of the Class ot z'6. You surely haven't forgotten the class that put out the best Annual e er made. Miss Cox—"You graduated the year I bought my first car and I didn't have time to watch you up. Spirit—"I didn't expect to meet anyone here at this time of night.” Miss Cox—"Well, I just came back to get a history written by Ralph Doerman. I’ll lend it to you if you’ll be very careful because it cost me $9. The pictures were made by Fred Harting, 1 think.” Spirit—“You have surely forgotten that I never liked outside reading. Both of those men were members of the class of ’23.” Miss Cox—“Tell me where the others.are now. Did that lazy Weir Cullipher ever do anything?” Spirit—“He is running a repair shop for violins anil Fords. As a side line he runs a hospital for stray cats; his assistants are -Joe Waymire and Bill Daniels.” Miss Cox—“Suffering cats.” Spirit—“And Line John is motorcycle cop in Windfall.” Miss Cox—“He’s just built for that.” Spirit—“I have just come from New York where I saw the departure of the missionaries, the Rev. John Yates and his wife who was Miss Elva Holton. They were accompanied by Robert Wittkamper, who hopes to atone for past sins by entertaining the natives of Africa.” Miss Cox—“I expected Eliott Waymire or Vern Shinn to be ministers, but never John Yates.” Spirit—“Eliott is salesman for radio sets and is doing fine work. Vern spends his time searching for a girl with bobbed hair, which is now out of style.” Miss Cox—“For which let us be thankful. I'm very sorry about Vein, I'll have to look him up. How about that splendid Fenton Johnson?” Spirit—“Fenton is manager of the Snappy Stories Magazine. He got his training while working on the ’23 Crescent.” Miss Cox—“Hm. I hope his partner in the Annual did better than that.” Spirit—“Oh Chester has become owner of a chain of five and ten cent stores and is living in Point Isabel where his wife, formerly Hazel Brown, is famous for her cooking. Wayne Fisher is their chauffeur.” Miss Cox—“How strange. Where is Von East? Spirit—“He and Dale Seright and Clarence Smith are cowboys on a ranch near Sawhorse, Colorado. Their relations are somewhat strained just now on account of their interest in a girl in the town. That will be over soon for she is planning to elope with a dashing Easterner named Ross Laub.” Miss Cox—“Where is Lucille Greenwalt now?” Spirit—“She and Mildred Norris have opened a designing and dressmaking establishment patronized by millionaires’ wives, such as Mrs. Everette Fields, formerly Madonna Clyde, and Mrs. Orlo Show, formerly Glayds Jackson.” (Continued on Page 62)TedT H E CR.B8CE N T , 19 2 .1 ;1G YEA! E. H. S. Elwood Locomotive. E-l-w-o-o-d! E-l-w-o-o-d! E-l-w-o-o-d! Yea-a-a-a-a-a! Elwood! Skyrocket. R-r-r-a-a-a-h-h-h! Wh-wh-i-i-i-n-n-g-g! HAMM! Elwood! E! E! E-l-w! E! E! E-l-w! 010! 0-o-d! E-l-w-o-o-d! Elwood ! Elwood! Elwood ! Come on Red. Come on, Red! Gome on. Blue! Come on. Team! We’re for you! El Hi! El! Ho! El Hi! El ilo! Sky-you-rah-row! Oskee-eve-wee-wee! ()-lee-muckee-weem-weem! Oogie-oogie-wa-wa! Team-team-team! Eat ’Em Up. Eat 'em up! Burn ’em up! Tear ’em up good! Everybody get a man! Sic ’em. Elwood!T II E CUES c E X T , 1923 37 FOOT BALL lieu now the stoiy cl the most successful season El wood high ever had! Learn by what steps the lightest team in the running was able to assert and maintain its right to that title “Central Indiana Champions,” and then pledge your heart and soul to the support of the team next year! You can not realize what the members of the team really went through that such a thing might he possible. All last summer while you were sipping “cokes" in sweltering heat or seeking relief by excursions to cooler climes, these boys, once a week, perhaps after working all day, came together to practice under the direction of the.r coach. So when the time came they were ready. With the opening of school, ten veterans of last year's team and a wealth of excellent “subs” returned with the avowed purpose, as expressed the preceding spring-, of annexing the State Title. After two weeks of daily practice, Coach Phillips picked the team which was to meet Sheridan September 23. On that bright Saturday morning the team motored to Sheridan where they learned that lofty ideals and slogans will not win football games. Unsteady principally because they were too much on their tiptoes, the team was unable to stop the big boys from the football town who were considered by many to be at Par(r) with the best in the state. Twelve to nothing would seem to be a bad beginning to a championship career but that's not all. Six days later the football fans of the Capital City were treated to a view of what “small town stuff” can do. It was on September 29 that the large crowd of boosters for Technical High Schaal, with the score 10 to 6 in their favor with but three minutes to play, tried and almost succeeded in “kidding” the loyal band of rooters for the Red and Blue. But then came that “miracle” pass by Shinn to East! “Oh Boy. aint it a grand and glorous feeling.” And thus Tech, our first victim fell Twelve to Ten. A week passed in which great preparations were made for the first home game when Shortridge of Indianapolis, would attempt to avenge the defeat handed to her sister school. The whole school and an army of townspeople turned out decked in Red and Blue to help the band escort the Shortridge (Continued on Page 40)T II E C BE SC E N T , 19 2 :i 39 RUSSEL JOHNSON. Johnson, ’22, took King’s place in great style alter King was injured about the middle of the season. What he lacked in experience he made up in weight and fight. He still has two more years to play for old E. H. S. EDMOND JONES. “Jonesie,” ’21. ’22, was probably the smallest man on our team. He played the halfback opposite Link. As the saying goes, he was small but mighty. He was very cool headed and seldom missed his man. He has two more years to play for E. H. S. VERN SHINN. "Shinnie,” ’20, 21, ’22, quarterback. He played first class football this year and deserves much praise for his ability at throwing passes. Shinnie was directly responsible for winning the Tech game by his accurate forward passes and flashly headwork. He leaves this year. Shinnie was given honorable mention by Heze Clark. ROBERT BLUME. "Hie,” ’21, ’22, was our all around football man. No matter what position he might be playing he always managed to get his share of touchdowns. He was a sensation in the Gary game. He leaves us this year. BOB ASH. Bob Ash. ’22, was a real end. A1 though this was his first attempt at football, he made good. He has the speed and weight and took to football as a ducl takes to water. In the Muncie game he showed his real ability as an end when he brought down two of quarterback Shinn’s famous passes and scored on each one. Bob is leaving this year. CLYDE KING. "Kingy” ’21, ’22, was one of those real scrappy guards. He overflowed with fight. He is one of our silent boys but in a game he made it seem like a funeral for his opponents. He has two more years to play. If he Is good now, what will he be in two more years? Ask Tech. CLARENCE SMITH. "Smitty,” ’21, ’22. Our fighting center was always through the line right after the ball was snapped. Ask any of his opponents whether his lack of weight hindered his effectiveness. As a very important part of the machine he will be greatly missed next year. CAPTAIN LINK JOHNS. "Link,” ’20. ’21, ’22, was picked by Heze Clark as an all-state halfback. Link won much fame by his broken field running and line-plunging. He also helped Shinnie at his forward passing. He is another one of our graduates. Here’s to you Link for a running, plunging, smashing college football career. CAPTAIN-ELECT EARL WIMER. "Snakes.” ’20. ’21, ’22. Tackle, has plenty of speed and headwork. Next year will be his fourth year. He was elected captain by a unanimous vote and already has plans for the downfall of Emerson of Gary. LAWRENCE MAURER. "Ocean Toad.” ’22, guard, was the only thing our team had that could be called weight. With his 220 pounds, red hair, and fighting spirit, some thing had to move. CHESTER BAXTER. "Chet,” ’21. ’22, was a whirlwind at tackle although he was one of the lightest men on the team, he holds the season’s record for tackles. In the Greenfield game he never missed. Chet also graduates this year. HAROLD ADAIR. "Bud,” ’22. fit in very well at halfback. He played his one great game at Tech when he took Captain John’s place. Bud was another of our light men but this did not handicap him much. Bud leaves us this year. REA CLABAUGH. Clabaugh, ’22, played in some of the games this year. He is next year’s prospective quarterback. FRANK SWANFELT. "Swede,” ’20. ’21. ’22, full back. It is generally known that Scandinavians are huskies and full of fight, and our Swede was no exception to the rule. He was handicapped in the Gary game by having only one leg fit to play on. but in spite of the fact did his share. VON EAST. "Eastie,” ’20, ’21, ’22, played his same old fighting game at end this year. Eastie has a hobby of going up high after forward passes. Eastie was on the other end of Shinnie’s miracle pass at Tech. He was one of our high point men. He graduates this year. Eastie was given third all-state end by Heze Clark.40 T II E C R E S C E N T , I 9 2 3 FOOT BALL CONTINUED rooters to their field of doom. Here the team fought back and forth with almost equal skill until '"Link not conscious of his act because of injuries, dodged through the whole enemy line for the only touchdown of the day. Thus was checked number two of our vistims, Six to Nothing. Touted as a chief contender for State honors, Peru came down to wipe out the defeat of last year. Mark well that day October 18 when every “sub’' had the thrill of being a Pizarro. Although they furnished a bit of opposition until their quarterback went out on account of injuries, the march to the goal-line soon began to continue to the end of the game. It would be too tedious to tell the details of the rest for the third vicim went down Forty-seven to Nothing. On October 28th, Greenfield had the temerity to think that they could repeat their victory, won last year in a. sea of mud. Perhaps they had dreams of overthrowing the rising stars of Elwood High but sad for them it was the same old story of a dazzling aerial attack and superior blocking. Greenfield thus became victim number four by 31 to 0. “Then the soldier full of strange oaths and bearded like a paid” Nobles-ville started out on the field with the intent and purpose of bringing us down from the lofty pinacle to which we were climbing. Those tall rangy fellows knew some football but they learned how better football is played before they left our fair city. Mark ip the fifth victim 38 to 0. Then to close our schedule the team journeyed to Muncie and although Muncie’s men were big fellows their lack of experience caused them to lose. A spectacular feature of the game was the ninety-two yard run of Bob Ash. Although the chalk is getting short we still can mark up number six of the victims 20 to 0. And so was completed the hardest as well as the most successful football schedule the Elwood High School ever had, but there still remained one game before we coidd hope to claim the state championship, so it was arranged to take place November 16 with Emerson of Gary, at Gary. Great preparations were made, volcanic pep meetings were held. Business men boosted. Everybody united in giving the team a great sendoff on the 17th. Then early on the morning of November 18, through a dismal shower of rain a special train pulled out of the station bound for Gary where, led by the band, three hundred fifty loyal sons and daughters of Elwood High, augmented by cohorts of patrons paraded the strets of Gary. (And then came that bright but gloomy afternoon when the game took place). We shall cherish the memory of how Line was taken out after making such a good fight; how Swede heroically battled on one leg; and of the fighting spirit that possessed all our team until the end, long after the sting of defeat had departed. Sail score it was but a day is coming—September 29, 1923. SEASON’S SCORES: Total score for season—Elwood 154, Opponents 96. September 23—Elwood 0, Sheridan 12. September 30—Elwood 12, Technical 10. October 6—Elwood 6, Shortridge 0. October 18—Elwood 31, Greenfield 0. October 28—Elwood 47. Peru 0. November 4—Elwood 38. Noblesville 0. November 11—Elwood 20, Muncie 0. November 18—Elwood 0. Gary 74.t iik crksc 1-: t , i »2 f 4! BASKET BALL "Day by day in every way we are growing better and better and better.” Did you ever hear of the Elwood High School basketball team? If you haven’t then you should consult an ear specialist, for, up and down throughout the state Elwood is heralded as the home of the only team that went through its schedule without defeat. Tri-state victors were even talked of as candidates for state honors. So this is the story. Heretofore all basketball games at home have been played at the High School gymnasium which furnishes accomodations for only four hundred people- Hut when the Armory was built for Battery B the school officials saw the possibilities of the team if the games could be played there. So all the home encounters took place at the Armory. It was well that the change was made tor the enthusiasm worked up during- the football season among the townspeople made itself apparent in the crowds at the Armory for every game. Six of the eight men who went to the tournament last year were back ready to go when the first whistle blew, and they went as all their opponents can testify. The team was all that the name implies. There were no individual stars. No one could honestly point out any particular player as the one most valuable to the team. Each man was a cog in the machine working with the other cogs like a precision watch, to make the season’s record what it is. The floor work of the team was one of the most remarkable features of ) he game they played. Past dribbling and snappy, accurate passing that ended in a basket completely demoralized the opponents. Tigerlike guarding and quickness at diagnosing and breaking up plays set most offensive efforts at naught. And when it came to foul goals, Fisher could be counted on to reenforce our already mounting score. Let us look for a while at the high lights of the season. Atlanta opened the season at the Armory by taking a bad drubbing. Frankton succumbed a week later. Two nights later the game with Fail-mount at that place was pulled out of the fire by a last minute spurt. The next evening Shortridge of Indianapolis was defeated in the most ragged game of the season. Peru acknowledged our supremacy by much the same score as in football. Summit ville’s (Continued on Page 44)T II E C R E S C E N T , 19 2 3 43 ED VIRGIL. “Skinny,” our lanky center, could certainly get over the floor fast, and could always be counted on for the follow up shots. He is a fine center and we know he will make a name for E. H. S. next year. During vacation we hope he will change his name from “Skinny” to “Fat.” PAUL PUGH. “Topple” was a “sub” this year but everything points that he will be on the regular five next year and show us all what he has been keeping up his sleeve this year. We hope you will jerk it out next year Paulie. for we want the silver cup. WAYNE FISHER. “Fisher” or “Kid” is small but mighty as the saying goes. He likes basket ball because when one is a star with curly hair the girls set up and take notice. Fisher is one of the fastest forwards Elwood High School has ever had. He was an all sectional man—may he make a name as forward in college. VON EAST. “Eastie.” the captain of this year's basketball squtd, led the team in wonderful style. Eastie could be heard for squares, when he hollowed, “get a man.” He, both by his leadership and scoring ability proved to us his knowledge of basketball. Eastie leaves us this year. Luck to you, Von. HARLEY ANDERSON. “Harley” was an all around man. He got in a few games toward the last of the season and showed that he knew the game. Harley was a shark at the basket, judging from the Alumni game played by the E. H. S. seconds. We hope yoil do your stuff next year as well. LINCOLN JOHNS. “Line,” our fast little floor guard. He sure could play by the remarks that some girls say. Line was always after the ball and he sure could duck his opponents without a fall. When once started Line was hard to stop, just ask his opponents. Line was an all sectional man. HUGH GREENE. “Greenie,” his position was under the basket and there did most of his playing. He was some scrapper, although small for his position, he made them think he was a big fellow. Ask the Cincinnatians. We hope Greenie will give us the same old stuff next year. HUBERT HOUSER. “Houser,” our “sub” at center was very good, he showed he could play his position well. He did some fine work for us this season. We only hope he will continue this sort of brand he has and develop into a winner at college. We are all with you. Hubert. ROBERT ASH. “Bob.” He was good at back guard and proved he was a man that knew the game from A to Z. When a man was needed we looked to Bob. He showed us he could hit hard in basket ball as in football. Robert leaves us this year. Success to you.44 THE CRESCENT, 1 !) 2 BASKET BALL (Continued from Page 41) much advertised five-man defense did not prevent their defeat. Then we leaped before the eyes of the state from the pages of the Basketball World bv sending Connersvilie home with the abbreviated end of the score. South-Side High of Fort Wayne realized before they got home that south-central Indiana produces real basketball teams. It was only by Fisher’s timely foul shooting that we were able to nose out Fairmount when they came here for revenge. Short, ridge was again chagrined to find that we still could overcome them even on their own floor. A crowd of Ehvood rooters filled Frankton’s little gym to watch our team repeat the trick done at the first of the season. Pendleton was defeated at that place in a hard fought battle. Then came our trip upon which we had the satisfaction of beating Con-nersville again and meeting Rushville for the first time in an easy game. Before the largest crowd that ever witnessed a basketball game in this city our team evened up an old score with Tipton by snowing “Freddy’s” Speed Bovs under in the best game of the season. Summitviile came over with such an improved team that we were glad to defeat them by three points. We returned Fort Wayne's visit by taking their measure again. Pendleton’s scrappy bunch put up a good fight but could not resist our smashing offense. Rushviile came here to close the season and returned home with the small end of the score. Thus closed our basketball schedule. Nineteen victories without a defeat is surely a record worthy of remaining as a standard for future teams. SEASON'S SCORES: Elwood 45, Atlanta 20. Elwood 56. Frankton 10. Elwood 44, Fairmount 30. Ehvood 26, Shortridge 24. Ehvood 53, Peru 7. Ehvood 49, Summitviile 14. Elwood 52, Connersville 29 Ehvood 37, Fort Wayne 9. Ehvood 36, Fairmount 30. Ehvood 39, Shortridge 25. Ehvood 56, Frankton 20. Ehvood 40, Pendleton 19. Ehvood 34, Connersville 31. Elwood 34. Rushville 12. Ehvood 53, Tipton 35. Ehvood 29, Summitviile 26. Ehvood 27, Fort Wayne 16. Ehvood 31, Pendleton 14. Ehvood 39, Rushville 16. DISTRICT TOURNAMENT AT ANDERSON Although we tried hard to get the tournament here, priority application and better facilities gave it to Anderson. This tournament, held March 2 and 3, was known throughout the state as the Little State Tourney because of the many good teams which should compete. Anderson. Ehvood, Tipton and Summitviile were there to gain the title. Ehvood’s team composed of East, Fisher, Vergil, John, Green, Ash, Houser and Anderson, easily defeated Markleville in the first game, Friday afternoon. Then Saturday morning brought the encounter which all the state was so anxious to see, the Anderson and Ehvood game. Nervous and unsteady, our team could not get started and Anderson got the jump on us. The boys fought to the last, however, and acknowledged defeat only when the final gun was fired. But it was no disgrace to be defeated by Anderson who was rated all through the season as the second best in the state. But remember. Beat Anderson next year sure. TOURNAMENT SCORES: Elwood 54, Markleville 7. Elwood 10, Anderson 40.THE CRESCENT, 1923 4 Tri-State Tournament As a result of the good showing that the team was making there came an invitation to attend and take part in the Tri-State Tournament, held each year at Cincinnati, Ohio. This tournament brings together the best teams from Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky to compete for a cup. Indiana teams have always won the cup, so we thought that we might have some chance. On the 16th of February, Coach Phillips, Trainer Carpenter and the team left here for Cincinnati where they were royally entertained until time for the games to start. We easily defeated our first opponent, Moscow, Indiana, on Friday morning. In the afternoon Lockland, Ohio, furnished a little opposition, but it was up to Norwood, Ohio, to make the fellows step, and they sure did it. Saturday morning Bellvue, Ohio, was easily defeated. Then in the afternoon Martinsville, last year’s champions, went down before our boys. That night in the finals St. Xavier of Cincinnati, put up a hard battle, but the do or die determination of the team pulled them through. In addition to the cup which you see in the picture each member of the team received a medal. Lincoln Johns received the medal for being the most valuable man at the tourney. Such a reception as they received when they got home ! The armory was packed with fans eager to hear the account of how Line’s rabbit foot pulled them through. But we shall always remember the team as Tri-State Champions.46 T II E (' H E SC E N T , 19 2 3 ON FIELD AND TRACK Football and basketball have always been High School sports, but they did not round out the season of school work. Baseball was tried but discarded because of the shortness of the season and other obvious reasons. Elwood high school was much in this condition when our present coach, Raleigh Phillips came, four years ago. After a survey of these conditions and an appraisement of the possibilities, lie introduced track ami Held work as a spring sport. The lust year we were fortunate m sending two men to tne state meet. The next year we made a good snowing although we did not send anyone to the state. Hast year in spite of the lact mat we had no track to practice on we sent four men to the state alter a very successful season. Ash went in the low hurdles, East in the 220 yard dash and the broad jump. Our relay team composed of East, Ash, Swanfelt and Shinn made a very good showing by taking second in their race. In February of this year representatives from all the athletic organizations of the city, including the .High School, met with the park board and reached an agreement by which we have received the best athletic field in this part of the state. This includes a football Held around which is a quarter-mile cinder track. So now we have a place to compete on, at home. This year when the call for track was given, all of the old team turned out with a great many others who hoped for a place. Since the track had not been completed practice consisted mostly in training exercises as in the preceding years. During this time we went to Indianapolis to meet Shortridge and Technical High. We were able to take second place with a total of 32 2 points. Again we evened up an old score against Tipton by beating her in a triangular meet with Fairmount Academy, although we were nosed out of first place by one-half point. Then work was speeded up on the track that it might be used for the meet with our old traditional rival, Anderson. The school ran through the schedule by 1 o'clock and hurried out with the large crowd of townspeople to the first official interscholastic track and field meet ever held in Elwood. Anderson jumped into the lead by taking first and third in the first event and were never overtaken at any point but we were always hopeful, especially when Bill Seward won the mile and Bob and Eastie took first and second in the low hurdles. But it was not a bad defeat, only 7 points. We will meet them again at the sectional. THE TRACK AND FIELD TEAM Robert Ash, high and low hurdles, best in the state, also in high and broad jumps; high point man in every meet held this year. Von East, 100 and 220 yard dash, high jump, broad jump, and low hurdles. Vern Shinn, 100 and 440 dash, pole vault, and shot put. Frank Swanfelt, 440 yard dash. Edmund Jones, 880 yard run, mile run. Harold Lee, 220 dash. Dwight Ward, 440 dash. Verle Samuels, 880 yard run. Hubert Houser, high hurdles. Clyde King, shot put, 440 yard dash. Robert Blume, low hurdles. One mile relay, Ash, Shinn, East, Jones. Half mile relay, Lee, Ward, King. TRACK SCHEDULE. Elwood 32; Technical 52; Shortridge 9 j- Elwood 43’ o; Fairmount Academy 44; Tipton 11 x . Elwood 46; Anderson 53. Elwood ; Frankfort ; Shortridge April 28. Elwood ; Hartford City ; Greenfield May 4. Sectional: State:4- THE CRESCENT, 1 !) 2 :J HIGH SCHOOL BAND After two years of organization and endeavor to gain proficiency by effective practice, the high school band, this year has attained the highest point in efficient service to the school. Every member was loyal not only to their leader in his efforts to improve the ability of the organization, but also to the athletes who battled for the glory of the school. At every game played at home the band was “Johnny on the spot.” By the kindness of the athletic board, the boys were able to play the triumphant march to “Gary” and the retreat home. Every member was on hand blasting out a welcome to the basket ball team when it returned victorious from Cincinnati. To help purchase new music and uniforms they gave an excellent concert on April 2. Altho a school is not measured by the noise it makes, the work of the band has done a great deal to bring about the increase in school spirit. BOYS AND QIRLS GLEE CLUB The Boys’ and Girls' Glee Clubs are composed of the best singers in school who desire to further their knowledge and practice of chorus work. Although somewhat slow in getting started at the first of the year, the clubs have done very good work since the organization under Mrs. Jenks. At several times members of these clubs have assisted in the program at the Parent-Teacher Association meetings. Their work on these occasions has been such as to call forth admiring comments from the parents and patrons of the school who never before realized what direction the musical education was taking. In addition to these appearances the clubs added much to the success of the Carol singing at Christmas time. As a special feature of the May Festival the Clubs gave several artistic numbers which added much to the excellency of the program.T II E C R E SCENT, 1923 49 ORCHESTRA Altlio crippled by the graduation of several efficient members, this year's orchestra after a reorganization under Mrs. Jenks, has moved along exceedingly well. The present orchestra contains twenty-two pieces. They played for the Riley Day Program, Contrary Alary, Daddy Long Legs, and gave several special selections at both Mid-year and Spring Receptions. The orchestra also gave some excellent numbers tor the May Festival Program all of which were much appreciated. Several citizens have commended our orchestra, saying that when they went to school few such organizations had been formed. They also said it was a great boost to our school prestige and spirit to have such a club. The school realizes the importance of the orchestra and sincerely hopes that it may continue in growth and good work. CHORUS CLASS The chief source of vocal music in our High School is the Chorus Class which meets daily for forty minutes of practice in chorus work. In other years the ,High School chorus was made up of all who attended the school. Hut the increase in number enrolled led first to the division of the chorus into two sections and then, this year to the placing of chorus work upon the elective list. In addition to this, the period was lengthened and the credit for the work done was increased from one credit for four years to a credit for each year’s work successfully carried out. As a result of this change those who arc not musically inclined can pursue some more profitable course while those who really do cnp y it, are rewarded for the time expended in the practice. Under the direction of Mrs. Jenks the class took a very important part in the May Festival. The rendition of “Hiawatha’s Childhood’’ in costume was beautiful and impressive. SENIOR BOYS’ QUARTETTE. One of the most popular musical organizations in the High School is the Senior Hoys’ Quartette, which has at various times delighted the audiences at entertainments. Their selections formed an important part of the program at both the Mid-winter reception and the athletic benefit. The gentlemen of the Senior class who comprise this unique combination are Eugene Hinshaw, Robert Pilkington, Tenors; Ross Laub and Robert Rlume, Hasses. (Continued on Page 54)THE CRESCENT, 1 !» 2 3 5C “CONTRARY MARY” (by Edith Ellis) Presented December 21, 1T22 by Senior Class The “best play yet1' was the Seniors’ motto. And those who followed Contrary Mary through all of her endeavors to continue her career will affirm that this ideal was realized. Anyone who smiled with Teresa Murphy or sympathized with old Mr. Erwin will vote that the play was the most pleasing of all that have been given. It would be useless to try to tell the story, for only those in the cast, who lived it, could adequately interpret the charm and attractiveness of the play. Seniors with pleasure ascribe all the honor for tin success ol the play to the efficient coach, Leland C. Shaw, with the hope that equal success shall attend his future undertakings. CAST. Teresa Murphy, a privileged cook------------- Prank Warner, an attorney-------------------- Mary Erwin, Contrary Mary-------------------- John Edwin, Mary’s Husband------------------- Miss Jones, a dressmaker--------------------- Barbara Drew, friend of Mary----------------- Mr. Trowbridge, Mary’s father --------------- June Jergerson, Swede janitress-------------- Fairfield Fairfield Stevens, Fifth Avenue Beau Draymen--------------------------------------- Virginia Blake Robert Bin me Martha DeHority Leir Cullipher Gladys Jackson Alice Mays Orville Clements Beulah Courtney Leo Fettig Fenton Johnson, Ross Laub Stage Manager—Eugene Hinshaw. Property Manager—Ross Laub. Play directed by Mr. Leland C. Shaw. Musical program arranged and directed by Mrs. Esther Newton Jenks. T II E CRESC E N T . 1 !l 2 5 “DADDY LONG LEGS” (By Jean Webster) Presented February 22, 1923. By the High School Dramatic Club. The Dramatic Club scored an overwhelming success when they brought to the expectant audience that delightful play, “Daddy Long-Legs.” Among the many characters that moved through the picturesque scenes of the orphanage and the colorful surroundings of college life of Judy Abbott, stood out as the most pleasing. But this does not minimize the excellent work of any of the other. The Dramatic Club is very fortunate in having as a director such a coach as Mr. Leland C. Shaw who could produce this successful play. CAST OF CHARACTERS. Gladiola, Orphan in John Grier Home Sadie Kate, same Loretta, same Mamie, same Mrs. Lippett, Matron of Home----------- Freddie, An Orphan Jerusha Abbott (Judy) Miss Pritchard Mr. Cyrus Wykoff, Trustee of Home Mr. Abner Parsons, Trustee of Home Mr. Arthur Codman, Trustee of Home — Mr. Jervis Pendleton, Daddy Long-Legs Carrie (smaller orphan--------.-------- Sallie McBride, Judy’s room-mate------- Julia Pendleton, Judy’s room-mate------ Mrs. Pendleton Jimmie McBride Mrs. Semple Griggs, a secretary Walters, a butler Esther Beebe Mildred McCammon Aletha Brunson Roxie Leavitt Kathryn Pyle Vernice Riley Ellen Devery Dorothy Mack Ross La ub Harvey Bcrtsch Richard Heck Leo Fettig Nevine Shultz Mildred Norris Jane Harting Pansy Merritt Verle Samuels Virginia Blake Wylie Tomes -- Eugene HinshawTHE CRESCENT, 1923 f 2 BIBLE STUDY The Bible Study class is small, but all its members are interested. This class is open to all who desire to take the course. This year a change was made in the time; instead of having- the class in the mornings, it is held after school hours. The fall semester class took the first part of the Old Testament under the supervision of Rev. DeMiller and Rev. Cornuelle, three nights a week. The spring class has changed and is taking the latter half of the New Testament. In this new routine, they meet each afternoon for fifty-five minutes, changing from three days of New Testament, and two days of the Old Testament study one week to three days of Old Testament and two days of New Testament study the next. The instruction and support comes through the Ministerial Association. The instructors for the spring work are Rev. Laughbaum, Kerlin and Odell. Vocational Agriculture Department In the last few years the agriculture department of our High School has sprung up like a mushroom both in size and reputation, ruder the instruction of Mr. A. C. Norris this department has advanced so far as to be recognized as one of the best High School Vocational departments in the state and nation. But the boys have earned any praise they have received. As a direct result of the activities of this department, corn, tomato, potato, bee, and flower clubs have been organized among the boys and girls of the surrounding- country. Recently a ton-litter pig club for boys under eighteen years of age has been added. Several of the boys of the department won trips to the Purdue Roundup as rewards for their efforts in the Elwood State Bank's Corn, Potato, and Canned Goods Show. On January 19th the vocational boys went to Marion where they enjoyed supper and entertainment with the boys at that place. The rat, mouse and sparrow hunt, conducted by the boys, made a hit with the farmers not only around Elwood but all over the state. The result of this campaign, broadcasted by radio, has caused the vocational departments of Indiana to watch Elwood with a keen eye. To this department goes the honor of stimulating the formation of bee clubs and the educating of the people to the need of spraying and pruning. Everyone is beginning to realize the importance of the Agriculture Department. With each year the interest has grown, so we may look forward to making ours the best in Indiana, and work toward that end. AUTO MECHANICS The auto mechanics course was introduced into the High School at the beginning of the second semester. It is open to the boys of the Junior and Senior classes. The work consists of recitations and laboratory study, just as in the study of science. The equipment of the department is very good, considering that the course has just started. It consists of a Ford chasis, Dodge motor, front and rear axles of various makes, steering gear, and many other minor parts of an automobile. The course aims to teach the boys how to understand the various parts of autos, and how each is related to the other, how they should be taken care of and how they may be repaired. One feature that especilly appealed to the fellows was the special driving lesson each received. Mr. Albert Brier has done much in this department to safeguard pedestrians by his instruction in the operation of autos.T II E C RESCENT, 19 2 3 53 KOKOMO DEBATE-APRIL 6 The Roosevelt Debating Club challenged Kokomo High School to a debate on any subject they might choose. Each contesting school sent their negative team to the other city and kept the affirmative team at home. In spite of the fact that our debaters did their best, the decision of the judges was given to Kokomo at both places. Resolved: “That an arbitration board with compulsory powers be formed for settling all labor disputes.” Aliirmative Team—Hazel Moore, Virgil Sanders, Lawrence Hester. Negative Team—John S. Grimes, Katherine Pyle, Edwin Schienberger. Alternates—Harlow Carpenter and Chester Matchette. Scores at Kokomo-—Kokomo 3, Elwood 0. Score at Elwood-—Kokomo 2, Elwood 1. HOME ECONOMICS. The work in Home Economics offered thru the Cookery department of the Elwood High School is a general course in “Home making,” not housekeeping or cooking as it is often interpreted. The course is flexible, varying to fit the needs of the student, and as equipment time allowed for recitation, and other influencing factors commend, without going into detail with any phase. This year the department has handled such topics as Cookery; .Health as In-lluenced by Food Habits; Menu Planning; Table Service; House Sanitation; Personal Hygiene; Economy in the Use of Time, Fuel, Money; Care of Food in the Home, of Utensils and Furnishings—such topics as any student should know to live his life most intelligently and well. The classes keep ever before themselves the joy of team work, and of service as expressed in one of their most popular mottoes:— “Let Service be our watchword, Let Progress be our rule, To acquire the Art of Living Our Purpose while in school.” More than two hundred girls have had instruction in our High School this year, while some had to be denied from lack of room and still others from doing advanced work. The classes have made the most of their opportunities in serving an oyster supper to the football team; another to the vocational boys at the conclusion of their rat, mouse and sparrow hunt; in preparing baskets of tasty sandwiches, daintily wrapped for sale at the “Athletic Benefit” meeting; other toothsome refreshments for the cast in “Daddy Long-Legs,” and again in tlie sharing of Christmas confections with other activities in the school. (Continued on Page 59)54 THE CRESCENT, 1 9 2 3 (Continued from Page 49) MAY FESTIVAL PROGRAM. I (a) Bedouin Love Song Pinsuti (b) Valse Bluette Drigo (c) Hungarian Dance No. 2. Brahms High School Orchestra. II (a) One Spring .Morning Nevin (h) The Little Dustman Brahms Girls’ Glee Club. Ill (a) Cavatina Raff (b) Orientate Cesar Cui (c) Extase Ganne Edwin Schoenberger, Mrs. Jenks, Dorothy Klumpp. IV (a) Song of the Vikings Failing (b) Little Rose Towner Boys’ Glee Club. Candana Sketches Clarence Cameron White 1. Chant. 2. Lament. 3. Slave Song. 4. Negro Dance. High School Orchestra. VI Operetta, “Hiawatha’s Childhood.”-----------------------Bessie Whitely High School Girls’ Chorus. THE STRING TRIO. The string trio is a new musical feature in Elwood High School. The members of this group are each proficient in their part. Edwin Schoenberger plays the violin, Mrs. Newton Jenks, the cello, and .Miss Dorothy Klumpp the piano. This trio has been called upon to play on several different occasions. The woman’s Music Study Club were very much pleased with tlie selections given by this group. The citizens and pupils who attended the Music Memory Contest held at the school, know the ability of these three. The selections given at the Commencement exercises and also the May Festival, were very good and much appreciated. We hope that this musical trio will not disband but will continue its excellent work. THE MANUAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT The Manual Training Department of the High School has expanded a great deal this year both in equipment and in scope of work. The addition of new machines such as the screw turning steel lathe has made this department one of the best in the state for a school of this size. Besides the simple cabinet work that is always done in this department, intricate designing and production of furniture, a special electrical wiring course, and instruction in cement1 work is offered. Among the many articles that have been made are tables, desks, iloor and table lamps, one phonograph, a steam engine, electric motors, and even a radio set. The class, using the factory method of construction, turned out forty hurdles for the athletic board in three days. The method of instruction is of such a nature that the pupil is able to take several things in the first semester and thus learn what he is best suited to do. Then this line can be followed during the second term.1 !) 2 THE CRESCENT,Roosevelt Debating Club In keeping with its position as the oldest of the organizations in Elwood High School, the Roosevelt Debating Club has certain tiaditions to which it has tenaciously held. Ask any member of this club the origin and history of it and as fast as the words can pour irom his eager lips he will relate how the club early struggled up from obscurity. Proudly he will tell of the adoption of the name and principles of that great American, Theodore Roosevelt, and how they received from Mrs. Roosevelt the motto ot the club. “Hit the line hard, don’t foul, don't shirk, but hit the line hard." Or if you prefer to learn for yourself take a Thuisday evening off and go to the Library basement to hear the members display the training they have received in logical thinking, clear speaking, and ionr square sportsmanship. The club has received a valuable accession of sixteen new members since this picture was taken. Already they have shown that they will keep the club where its high standard demands. The great event of the club was the debate with Kokomo High School, held April 6, which is discussed elsewhere. F. E. Brengle Sponsor John S. Grimes President Chester Matchette Vice President Kathryn Pyle Secretary Hazel Moore TreasurerT HE C R E S C E N T . 192 :i 57 DRAMATIC CLUB The thirty members of the Dramatic Club began work this year, encouraged by the memory of a successful year. Their success in the first year shows that the members and their director, Mr. Shaw, are hard workers who are satisfied with only the best. Seven of the nine members of the senioor class play were chosen from the club, showing the value of the training. One long play and several one-act plays were presented successfully. The plays were chosen carefully with the aim of giving the actors opportunity for using the training they have received, making each an expert in the work for which lie is best fitted. The large audience which attended “Daddy Long Legs,” will desire to see every play presented by the club. At the beginning of the year’s work, committees were formed for the purpose of studying costuming, stage arrangements, lighting, and appropriate music. These committees were in charge of their particular phase of work in the different plays. The competent officers for the year are: President, Eugene Ilinshaw• vice president, Verle Samuels; secretary-treasurer, Margaret Wilson. The members are chosen from the entire fligh School, although there are few from the Freshman class. All students who show talent and desire are made members and given training which will enable them to appear in public. This is the chief aim of the Dramatic Club.58 T II E CUES C ENT. 1923 RADIO CLUB Listen in, and learn more about this club, which claims the distinction of being the organization which is growing most rapidly, botli in interest and numbers. With a nucleus of seven enthusiastic boys, this club has increased its membership to seventeen. Each of the members has a radio set which he can study and enjoy. The members of the club contribute what improvements they develop to the betterment of the school radio set. Recent improvements made upon this set by boys have placed it among the best of tlie many sets in Elwood. To pay lor these various additions, the club obtained the moving picture ‘‘My Own U. S. A., and successfully presented it together with several radio concerts. To further finance their activities the members sold candy and other confections at basket ball games. The efficient sponsor of the club, Mr. W. F. Kratli, has organized a special radio class of members of the club, which meets every week for a two hour session. The club hopes and is working toward the end, that this special class may lead to the establishment of a course in the currrieulum of the high school. One who has ever had the opportunity of listening to the “music in the air” can understand why these boys want to form this organization to study electrical and radio engineering. This club was born in the enthusiasm of a craze and lives as the beacon light of advancement and so we big you good night.THE CRESCENT, 1 923 59 PARENT-TEACHERS ASSOCIATION. The Parent-Teachers Association of the High School came into existence in 1921, at the time the other associations were being formed in the various buildings. Although the growth of the organization was slow at first, due probabl yto a lack of interest and sympathy among the pupils, it has been able in the last school year to accomplish much good. Each member of the association was as intensely interested in the athletic standing of our High School as any student of the school, and showed that he was behind the teams by the excursion to Gary and his faithful attendance upon all the games played at home and away. At the special athletic meeting of the association at which the patrons of the school learned in what High School physical training really consisted. In addition to speeches made by various members of the teams and Mr. R. L. Phillips, a moving picture showing athletic training was shown. Through the agency of the Parent-Teachers Association, Doctor H. (’. Horsey, of Muncie, was secured to lecture upon the evils of cigarettes. Other meetings have been held in which entertainment has been given by the orchestra, and various other talented artists, both of the High School and-the Association. The chief purpose of the organization can best be understood bv an attendance at one of the regular meetings. Parents and teachers come together to listen to instructive suggestions as to the conduct of the school. The solution of the present day school problem lies in bringing about co-operation between the parents and the teachers, and to this end the Parent-Teachers Associations have been formed. The High School organization is but a part in this plan. A school is not complete until there is a feeling of sympathy and understanding between the patrons and teachers. So let us all work to make our school complete. The officers for 1923 were as follows: H. P. Carpenter, president; W. F. Smith, vice president; Mrs. B. E. Sneed, secretary; Miss Esther Koons, treasurer. THE BOOSTER CLUBS The Girls’ Booster Club was organized early in the year. Almost every girl in the High School belongs to the club as the only requirement for membership is a promise to support all school activities. The girls have boosted athletics, debates, plays, radio conceits, school motion pictures and the publication of the Annual, with unlimited energy. President, Virginia Blake, is the one officer and does her work with her usual capability. The Boys’ Booster Club is made up of those who are able to make a great deal of noise. Their duty is to keep up the yelling at the different games, and to introduce new yells at the 'PEP” meetings of the entire school, where they frequently “raise the roof” with their “ War Whoop.” The chief of this tribe of "Noise Makers’’ is yell leader Eugene Hinshaw, Who never tails to do what lie sets out to do. HOME ECONOMICS. (Continued from Page 53) Thanks to the foresight and courage of those who made it possible for us to arrive at the present condition. We have now outgrown our capacity for the demand, and trust that the School City of Elwood will continue to see fit to offer opportunities to her daughters in Home-making such that the present merits of the course may be enlarged and more girls attracted to their only opportunity for learning for that service which most girls expect to enter sooner or later as a life work—a service, of which there is no higher—the making of a Home.fiO T II E CRESC E N T . 1 !) 2 J CRESCENT STAFF John Yates Lucile Greenwalt . Eugene Hinshaw Mildred Norris Ed. Griffin Chester Matchette Virginia Blake--- TOP ROW. Literary Editor Assistant Art Editor Joke Editor Art Editor Asst. Advertising Manager Editor-in-Chief Senior Class Editor Robert Wittkamper Pauline Rankin Fenton Johnson — Alice Mays--------- Wier Cullipher----- Carlos Massey------ MIDDLE ROW. Athletic Editor Sophomore Editor Business Manager Drama Editor Senior Class President Advertising Manager Elva Ilolton------- Mildred Lawrence John S. Grimes----- Hazel Brown-------- Max Dunlaj Kathleene Galloway BOTTOM ROW. Associate Editor Asst. Class Editor Junior Editor Calendar Editor Cartoonist Asst. Literary EditorTHE CRESCENT, 19 2 3 61 EDITORIALS As I write this, the last of the copy for the 1923 Crescent, 1 look back and think over what vissisitudes it has gone through while it was in the process of being made. It has been a hard job but we have all enjoyed it and will be amply rewarded if you but receive it in the spirit in which it has been prepared. I, as editor, do not take any of the merit for the good points of the book but merely wish here to tell you some thing of how this book has been made. The persons that you see on the opposite page are the members of the staff. These are the ones to whom the credit must go. In addition to these individuals we have received some very valuable help from those who were not on the staff. Theodore Wehuer made the drawing for the Senior panel. Irvin Cogan did excellent work in the cartoons. The photographic work for the annual was done by C. M. Hull, the local photographer. As the pictures can tell you he has done his work well. The Indianapolis Engraving and Electrotyping Company did the engraving and halftone work. To them is the credit for the effectiveness of the pictures. If they always do as well as they have this year they will get to do all the work for Elwood High. And so we say “Thank You” to all who have helped by buying at 1923 Crescent. There are bills noted for their various sizes, styles, etc. There are many kinds of bills, both desirable and undesirable, perhaps the most common of the latter class are grocery bills, coal bills, millinery bills, garage bills, stork bills (noted for their length both in the abstract and concrete), hill bills and many other that time and space will not permit mention of. Pardon me, one more bill you had to pay twice because the baby swallowed the receipt. The chief one of the desirable one is headed by the good old American dollar bill. Its greatest asset lies in the fact that you double it when you put it in your pocket and find it in creases when you take it out. Now 1 suppose that’s so, at least so I’ve heard, tho I’ve never tried it because I never had one long enough to use my pocket. 1 won’t take the time to discuss live and ten dollars bills because I dislike to ramble around about something 1 don’t know nothing about. It's exceedingly exasperating to say the least to my readers. Now, my dear readers, since my brain ceases to function properly, 1 must close and attend to the payment of some delinquent bills. I thank you. QHESTER MATCHETTE, Editoi’-in-Chief. on (Written by Prof. Manna Lade.)02 T II E CRESCENT, 19 2 3 Historically Speaking (Continued from Page 34) Miss Cox—“And Gladys’ friend Pearl Redmondf’’ Spirit—“She won the transcontinental walking championship this year, and is training now to break the dancing record which is now 300 hours.” Miss Cox—“Will wonders never cease?” Spirit—“Marian Downs is singing for the Victor Company now instead of the Columbia, and Alice Mays is acting for the Blake Blume Stock Company.” Miss Cox—“Very interesting, go on.” Spirit—“Pearle Levy is in the movies with Hubert Houser as leading man. Mildred Lawrence writes their scenarios.” Miss Cox—“Is Gene Hinshaw still fat?” Spirit—“No, indeed, lie grew thin worrying over the fact that his hair was falling out. Bob Pilkington is searching in the vicinity of King Tut’s tomb for proof that he is a descendent of the king. Bob is almost certaain that he will soon find something of interest. Miss Cox—“What happened to Beulah Courtney?” Spirit—“She is jauitress and Elizabeth McMilliau is cook at the Orphans’ Home where Mildred Sigler is matron. Leo Fettig is visiting physician at the Home. His love for orphans began in his high school days.” Miss Cox—“Is Robert Ash still jumping?” Spirit—“Oh, he married Kathleen Galloway and they are living happily. I I have told of all the members now.” Miss Cox—“Thank you, come again. We’ll have Current Events next time.” (Spirit looks frightened and vanishes). Once on a time in E. II. S. There was a class, which you’d confess Was the finest class ever in a town, If you knew the members from president down. There was no limit to their toil For the Red and Blue, for they were loyal. They fought so hard through thick and thin That they got all they set out to win. In order to be always busy and wise They kept “Deeds, Not Words” before their eyes. All through their course they tried to be As modest as their flower, Sweet Pea. The athletes who made Elwood famed By this class were most all claimed. The reception was exceedingly nice, And the class play Avas full of spice. The social affairs were failures never; And the class as a whole is the best one ever? Yes. the finest class, you must agree Was the good old class of ’23. —K. G.THE CRESCENT, 1 {) 2 a64 THE CRESCENT, 1 !) 2 3 VIRGINIA’S TRAGEDY (A Play by K. G.) CAST OF CHARACTERS. Virginia Dean, a college girl. Ralph Wilson, a college boy admirer. Helen Wells, Virginia’s chum, a tease. Mary, a maid at college. Setting-—A small receiving room at college, the day before commencement. Enter Virginia with two boxes, puts them on desk and sits down, leaning head on hands, as Helen enters. Helen—“Why, Virginia, what have you in those boxes? Oh, candy and flowers. If 1 had those I wouldn’t be looking as glum as you do. What’s the matter? Did Ralph send them?” Virginia—(Shortly). “Yes he did.” Helen—“Well?” Virginia—“Yes, after 1 saw him with my own eyes run half way across the campus and hug a girl. Helen—“What girl? In all the four years he has been at this college, he has never noticed any girl but you. Who could it be?” (Turns to hide smile). Virginia—“I don’t know. She was probably one of the commencement visitors. I was looking out the window, and saw him coming this way. He was coming to see me, but he looked up and saw this girl and dropped the boxes on the veranda and ran to meet her. Mary brought me the boxes. Oh, dear, My heart is broken. I was sure he was going to propose today.” Helen—(Sympathetically). “ Why, my dear, 1 think that just horrid of him, to act so interested in you for so long and then have another girl all the time. Well, you won’t be the first to die of a broken heart. Look at -.” Virginia—“Die?” Helen—“Oh, yes, when girls are jilted like this they always refuse to eat and pine away, and after they are dead the man always is sorry and finds out he loved her best after all. I’ve read lots of stories about it. It would be interesting and dramatic to die of a broken heart.” (Virginia taking a piece of candy). Helen—(In surprise). Oh, you musn’t eat anything, especially candy, you’ll have to begin pining away right now. You must look thin and pale. (Picks up box and starts toward door). Your funeral will give me a good excuse to get a black dress. Mother says black is too old for college girls and I saw a darling black dress in that new shop. (Exits). Virginia—(Starts to cry,) “Oh dear, I don’t want to die and not have the fun of graduating, but then it wouldn’t be fun without Ralph. But Helen says I’ll die and she knows all about such things. I believe I’m thinner already. I’ll write him a note and Helen will give it to him when I’m gone. (In getting ready to write she notices box of flowers and pushes them off the table, then writes hastily.) (Enter Mary, sees Virginia and starts out). Virginia—“Oh, Mary, bring me a glass of water, please.” (Exit Mary).THE CRESCENT, 19 2 3 65 (Reading aloud). “Dear Ralph; I think when you receive this I shall be gone, I am dying, Helen says so—of a broken heart. .My heart broke when I saw you hug that girl on the campus. Your unhappy Virginia.” “There that ought to make him repent. Now I'll address the envelope and when Mary brings the water I 'll drop some on for tears and it'll be all ready. .Mary—(Outside), “ es, Ralph, She's waiting for you in here. (Virginia jumps up and glances in mirror on wall. Then runs behind a screen and drops down on couch). (Enter Mary with water, followed by Ralph). Mary “Why, where is she? Perhaps she stepped out to the mail box, she was writing when I was in before.” (Goes to table). “No, here’s the letter, and it’s addressed to you. (Hands Ralph the letter and goes out). Ralph—“Wonder if I should read it? 1 believe I will since it is for me anyway. 1 wonder where she is? (Reads letter and then laughs). “Why the dear child, didn’t she know ‘Sis’ was coming up today?” (Virginia jumps up from couch, knocking over screen. Then drops back on couch, face downward). Ralph—“Virginia.” (Goes to couch and starts to sit down. Then laughs and sets screen up in front of it). (Enter Helen). Helen—“Oh, Virginia, the candy was fine, how do you like Ralph’s sister? (Looks around and starts out). Virginia runs around screen, followed by Ralph). Virginia—(In great relief). “Oh, Helen, I don’t have to die after all.” (Curtain). I THINK I think the faithful sun will surely shine tomorrow. I think an open hand is stronger than the fist. I think it is our duty to convert the pessimist. I think we help ourselves whenever we help others. I think without a doubt that all men are brothers. I think that all lazybodies should busy boosters be. I think if I expect the best, the best will come to me. I think that every failure can be turned to a success. I think ill luck is good luck in a masquerading dress. I think that all that happens must happen for the hest. I think that hope is a man’s best friend, despondency’s a grafter. I think that if you’re all right here, you’re right in the Hereafter. I think God’s green earth was made to live in and be merry. I think clouds have two sides to them; one dark, the other bright. I think there is really no need of such a word as “Worry.” I think you’ll always find them fair, if your viewpoint is right.66 THE CBBSC E NT, 1 (J 2 3 ATHLETICS WIN Mrs. White was not startled when the front door slammed suddenly; her sixteen years’ acquaintance with her two boisterous children prevented her being surprised at anything in the way ol' noise. She glanced up with her usual smile when her daughter Marion dashed into the room followed by per twin brother Donald. May we have supper now? We have to finish decorating before seven, and 1 have to put on my costume, said Marion breathlessly, unfolding a package of red and blue crepe paper. “Costume, do you call that thing a costume? Where’s the top?” asked Don, gazing at it critically, while he moved toward the dining room. An hour later the twins Started for the school again, a spirited debate between them as to whether Marion's paper dress was an Egyptian or Chinese creation caused them to forget their moth-r’s suggestion that they carry an umbrella. They had been gone just a few minutes when Mr. White arrived from his office, saying that he expected a storm soon. “By the way, my dear, why is Jack Bennett jumping back and forth over the hedge? lie has been at it for the past week, fie is liable to break his neck as that hedge is a high one.” ‘‘The track practice is just beginning,” answered his wife, “and Don says Jack is one of the best men. I suppose this hedge jumping is just a little practice.” “It’s all foolishness, when I went to school we didn’t do such things. Where ai‘e the children?” “They went to the bazaar that the school is giving in order to raise money for building a new track. Marion has charge of the candy table, 1 think. She says they need two hundred dollars more and can’t possibly raise more than one hundred tonight.” “Well, bazaars are all very well, but 1 hope Don remembers my opinion of all this athletic business in school. He hasn't been jumping over hedges, has he?” “No, indeed, he wanted to very much, but he wouldn’t without your consent. I’m afraid that you will have to go after them in the car, they forgot their umbrellas, and it is raining very hard now,” she said anxiously. Mr. White arrived at the school before closing time and decided to surprise Marion by purchasing some of her candy, lie paused inside the door to look at the pretty scene and to locate the candy booth. He soon found the booth, which was a bower of crepe paper and bunting matching the colors of Marion’s costums. His eyes followed a streamer of paper which hung from the ceiling to the booth, and noticed that it ended in a paper rosette around a light bulb.T II E (' R ESCENT , 1 i) 2 .5 67 “That isn’t a very wise thing to do,’ he murmured to himself. “I suppose the lights have been on all day, since it is so stormy and the bulbs are probably hot.’’ dust then his eye fell on a familiar face. It was Jack Bennett, his next door neighbor, and a friend of the twins. Jack was staring fixedly at the ceiling above the candy booth, and Mr. White’s eyes followed Jack’s. A tiny live flame was following some paper streamers toward the top of the booth which was covered entirely with paper. Mr. White was unable to move. lie knew that if the flame got to the top of the booth the whole thing would immediately be a mass of fire, and Marion would surely be badly burned, her paper dress making the danger greater. His attention was arrested by a movement from Jack, who had sprung directly under the burning paper, and was preparing to jump. Fortunately the booth itself screened Jack from the view of most of the people, and his odd actions went unnoticed, except by Mr. White who was frozen with fear. Both Jack and Mr. White knew that once chance only was given for saving the girl inside the booth. Jack made the jump and caught the paper. It was now burning furiously and dropped on his head, burning his face slightly before Mr. White, who was now at his side, could pull it from him. They quickly put out the fire and slipped into the dressing room, where Mr. White bandaged Jack’s burns, which however, did not prove to be serious. The twins awaited outside while Mr. White brought Jack to the car. During the drive home they bombarded their father with excited questions, but it was not until they were all seated around the library table at the White home with Mrs. White and Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, that Mr. White told of Jack’s deed. lie concluded his story by saying: “1 have been wrong about athletics. Without Jack’s practice Marion would have been badly burned, and perhaps the whole building would have been destroyed. ” The short silence following this speech was broken by two eager questions. “Dad, may I go out for track?” “Daddy, won’t you give us the other hundred dollars we need?”68 T II E C R E S C E N T . 10 2 1 Ti- i h'r.hflfx. Sept. 11.—School started, all you see is long faces and arm loads of books. Sept. 12.—The Preshies are running around as if their heads were off. Sept. 13.—Today Harold Adair went to the office and asked what class he belonged to. A promising young 4A. Sept. 14.—Only the fourth day of school and Orville Clements is up to his old habit of sleeping in Miss Cox’s classes. Sept. 15.—First week is over without a senior canned from class. Sept. 18.—Two Freshies were lost in the corridors today. Sept. 20.—The park custodian was agreeably surprised by a party of seniors. Sept. 30.—Tech received the surprise of their lives the last three minutes of the game. Oct. 6.—Shortridge made a lot of noise on entering town but left quietly. Oet. 10.—The Freshies have begun to get over their awe of the Seniors. Oct. 13.—Mr. Kratli has all Seniors scared to death. Oct. 14.—Mr. Phillips went to size up Peru today. Oet. 26.—Pep meeting for game with Greenfield. Bob Wittkamper said he hoped none of the team would throw ip. Oet. 27.—Special pep meeting for the boosters club. They made a lot of noise. Some boosters, we think. Oct. 28.—Some members of the Annual staff visited a convention of the High School Press Association at Franklin, today. Nov. 2.—General assembly. Everyone sang and yelled. Noblesville is coming. We won as usual. Nov. 3.—Another pep meeting. Link and Mr. Phillips gave their same old speeches. Nov. 8.—Rev. DeMiller gave a very interesting talk on the subject of “Better English.” The Annual staff had a meeting. Nov. 9.—We had an Annual pledge drive this morning, and although we hoped to be driving a Packard, we find it will be a Ford and a second hand one at that.T II E CBESCEN T , 19 2 3 69 Tli Debating Club debates. Bob Pilkington spied a pretty visitor who paid no attention to him. Nov. 10.—Peppie pep meeting this morning. Mr. Carpenter gave a good speech. On to Gary, is the school motto this week and next. Nov. 16.—Learned a new song with an old tune and a new yell with the same old leaders. Wonder of wonders, we got an afternoon off. Most of the time was spent in seeing the team, Smith and Phillips off to Gary. Link took the bacon with him. The band played an' everything. Swede went away on crutches. Nov. IS.—At 5 o'clock everybody but a few left for Gary. It rained cats and dogs but nobody minded that. We were given a wonderful reception, the scenery or something didn’t agree with us because the score was 74 to 0 in favor of Gary. Fine score for Gary. Nov. 19.—Everyone got home from Gary at 3 a. m. Bacon missing. Nov. 20.—Nothing happened; too much Gary. Nov. 21.—Some thing happened today. Nov. 22.—Everyone except the Seniors got their pictures taken today. Nov. 24. Mr. Thompson sang several selections which every one enjoyed. Rev. Kerlin gave a short talk. Nov. 27.—Dramatic Club and Radio Club had their pictures taken at Hull’s. We hope they didn’t break the camera as the Seniors want a try at it. Nov. 29.—We all got our cards today, not even an F can make us unhappy because we have two days off. Dec. 4.—Mr. Konold gave a talk on “Education and the American citizen.” Dec. 5.—We had a program given by some pretty girls this morning. Music filled the air. Dec. IS.—The cast is busy practicing for “Contrary Mary.” Dec. 20.—The Glee Club sang at the Christian Church. Dec. 21.—Class play the best ever. After much work there was a large attendance. Dec. 22.—Off for Christmas vacation; everyone happy. Jan. 2, 1923.—Back to school. Vein Shinn was so sleepy that when Mr. Kratli asked him how much money he would have if he had absolutely no dollars he said lie would have 273 degrees. Jan. 12.—Senior Reception. The 4B’s were envied by all the other classmen. Good time and good eats and good speeches. Jan. 15.—Senior week begun today, all the 4A's are having a good time watching the rest of us go to school. Jan. 16.—All the English students enjoyed looking at old-fashioned pictures. Jan. 17.—We all got our seats changed today. Jan. 26.—Blue sweaters with red E’s on them seemed very popular today. Mr. Konold introduced the football boys again, as though we could ever forget them. Feb. 1.—After five years we defeated Tipton. They know we can play basketball at last. We have a new yell leader, Paul Jenkins, aged four years. Feb. 12.—Lincoln’s Birthday. Feb. 13.—General assembly. Mr. Carpenter, Mr. Reed and Mr. Konold gave speeches concerning Parent Teachers’ Association. (Continued on Page 107)70 T II E ORES C ENT, 1923 Character of Lady MacBeth (By James Slattery) Friends, peep within the walls of Glamis Castle’s art And see the weeping hostess shedding tears from out her heart. “Ah the loneliness” she mutters, “It seems’ twill nere be o’er “But hark there is a knocking of a servant at the door.” A letter from her husband who in battles deadly fray, A conquering general of the king, a hero of the day. “What’s this 1 see” she started with terror in her gaze, “The prophecy of witches who are far advanced in age.” “My husband shall be king, O joy of life supreme “What could 1 more desire than to be a stately queen?” Into her crafty mind there came a pernicious thot of lore, Of Duncan and his childish sons all steeped in blood and gore. Her husband soon returned to home and into his listening ear She told him of a murderous plan too cruel for one to hear. That night the king with all his train unto the castle’s gate, With stately prided steps he walked into a trap of hate. And while king Duncan sofly slept an envious woman came And drugged the bowls of passet of the king's unerring train. Macbeth in conscious terror took a dagger from the guard And softly, with an effort the heart of Duncan marred. The two sons fled in terror unto Great Britain’s ring, And forthwith Macbeth at Scone was crowned Scotland’s king. At last her plan is ended, she’s now the stately queen, But alas, her pleasures are not of life supreme. Into her morbid mind there comes thots of what now are past. Of what she tried in vain to leave before the die was cast. Her nerves collapse, her mind departs, she thinks of naught supernal, Until in all despaired remorse she goes to life eternal. A BOY'S THANKSGIVING PRAYER. In humble gratitude this day, O Lord, I heed the proclamation of my President, bow my head and heart, and offer my thanksgiving unto Thee for all the gifts of life. 1 thank Thee for the country that protects me, for the home that shelters me, for the parents to whom my existence is more than life itself, for the neighborhood in which 1 have grown, for the officers of the law who watch over me, for the school that enlarges me, for the church that makes me truly rich, and for the unnamed and unseen riches that my heart can not yet understand. All these have come because of no act of mine. Save me from conceit and pride when I think of those less fortunate than myself. Give me pity, and self-sacrifice for the suffering childhood of the world. Enable me to see the boys and girls of lands where hunger and suffering are the daily lot of lads like me. And save, O God, the boyhood of the world—save it for clean manhood, cause it to reverence womanhood, make it mighty for righteousness, and so make all the nations and my own, glad and good. Amen. —By Howard J. Weddell.72 THE CRESCENT. 1923 NOTHING NEW Mrs. Emig.—“Oh, Elmer, here's a firm ad. shirts without buttons. Mr. Emig—“Nothing new about that, I 've been wearing them since I got married.” -----♦♦----- Mr. Smith—“If an auto, is an auto? What is a Ford?” -----♦♦----- Most destructive person in school—Sarah Adair was seen this morning at 8:1% tearing up the front stairs to pull off her boots. -----♦♦----- Vern Shinn—(Giving report on Indians). "When the-- die they go to the happy hunting ground where they ha e the best time of their lives.” ----♦♦----- At Reception. Weir C.—“Sweets to the sweet.” Hazel B.—“Thanks, May I pass you the nuts?” -----♦♦----- Mr. Ilarsh—“So you are going back to work in the postoffice this summer?” Harlow C.—“Yes, I’m going back to the old stamping ground.” -----♦♦----- “Have von invisible hair nets?” “Yes.” “Let me see one, please.” -----♦♦----- Mr. —.—“I saw you kiss my daughter. What are your intentions?” “Hie” illume—“Never to do it again sir, 1 assure you.” ------H----- “What is tlie spinal column?” “Bones running all over the body. It is considered very dangerous.” ------------ Mr. Me.—(In Solid Geom. class) “Let me see. You’ll find that in the first proposition. John Grimes—(Waving his hand). No. it's in the cue before that.” -----♦♦------- While Hugh Green was at the encyclopedia about half asleep, Miss Stockber-ger said—“Hugh, what are you looking for?” “Money,” he replied, and she gave him two pennies. -----♦♦----- THINGS TO LONG FOR— Sideburns like Vern Shinn’s. Small feet like Ross Laub’s. Bright eyes like Alice May’s. A voice like Robe t Filkington’s. Gentle ways like Marion Downs . A walk like Harold Behymer’s. A smile like “Hick” Blume’s. A gift of gal) like M. B. Davis’. A marcel like Christina Fuller’s. Dimples like Fred Record’s.THE CRESCENT, 19 2 3 73 We wish to thank the advertisers, who co-operated heartily toward the financial success of this book, and who are very deserving of the thanks of the staff, and the patronage of the readers of this book.74 THE CRESCENT. 1923 TALE OF A SPHERE. A precious sphere comes sailing on the wings of the speedy EAST wind and is deposited in the smooth but rapid current of the JOHNS river. A sly FISHERmau snatches the rotund object from the rolling wave’s crest and complacently bounces it onto the bank of sturdy GREEN grass where it nestles securely until tossed into a bottomless basket by a tall poet named VERGIL. Magically, as it passes through that basket, the sphere becomes luxurious, sugar cured bacon and is carried home by a gentleman known as PHILLIPS. ------♦♦------ ’TIS A SCHOOL DESK. ’Tis a school desk, Old, tattered, and worn. With the varnish rubbed away And the wood splintered and torn. JHere’s the initials made by a knife, And there’s the scratch of a pen. This a corner shorn away, There a hole bored in. w Who knows, the child that studied here May a great artist sometime be, For by the pictures inscribed here He has practiced, you can see. But what can the poor desk say? It is but a step in the life of man. Always silent and faithful Helping the best it can. ------♦♦------ HOW TO HELP AN ANNUAL STAFF GO WRONG. Never buy an Annual pledge. Promise to hand in some material next week (which never comes). Promise to write for the Annual, but kindly forget to write the article. Never say a good word for the Annual, but always against it. Never hand in any material, but always criticize the work of those who do. Never patronize the advertisers, but go to those who do not advertise. And when the book is completed never say anything about the good points in it, but always find the bad ones. (Editor’s Note.—If you can’t see the point to this, laugh anyway, because if you are e.ver on the Annual staff you will learn that it is true, and it is said that “Truth is stranger than Fiction.” ♦♦ Katherine Pyle—“If you join the Dramatic Club you can make a speech without thinking.” ♦♦ Link Johns—“A football team must have supporters.”THE CRESCENT, 11) 2 U 75 FUNERAL DIRECTOR A “SERVICE FIRST PHONE 15876 THE CRESCENT, 1923 D. L. MASSEY Cleaning, Pressing and Repairing FREE DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 79 1519 Main Street Dorothy G.—“Stop it.” Fred H.—“Stop what?” D. G.—“Stop hurting me.” F. H.—“But my dear, I’m not even near you.” D. G.—“That’s just it.” -----♦♦----- Dale S.—“Shall 1 put a cellar under the house?” Mr. Phillips—“Sure. It’s a modern house isn’t it?” Miss Cox—“What kind of immigration was the Know-nothing party against?” Link John—“Foreign.” 1 ! For Efficient Service Courteous Treatment and Delicious Things to Eat and Drink, Stop at the » ELWOOD RESTAURANT Open Day and Night. 1518 Main Street Harding Bldg. I I ITHE CRESCENT, 1923 77 g: X; g | | The Path That Leads to the Future 1 'HERE is it taking you? Do you ever look ahead fiv«, ten, twenty years from now? Will you be better off financially then than you are today? w: The future will be what you make it. Financial independence becomes a reality to those who determine to achieve it. It does not depend on making money quickly. Statistics prove that the average man or woman can become financially independent by a systematic method of saving. This bank offers you its help in planning your financial future. An account in our Interest Department will prove a simple and convenient method of depositing money regularly. g ! El wood State Bank 115 So. Anderson St., T1IE CRESCENT, 19 2 3 EDGAR M. CLARK Open Every Day in the Year. Phones 108—641.TIIE CRESCENT, 1923 79 We Cater to Those Who Want to See the Best. BABY GRAND and ALHAMBRA EL WOOD’S LEADING PICTURE THEATRES. THE OPERATOR'S MISTAKE. Lois O’B.—“Hello, 1 want to order a box for tomorrow,” Undertaker—“What size?” L. O'B.—“There will be six in the party.” Und.—“But they only come in single sizes.” L. O'B.—‘Isn't this the theatre?” Undertaaker—“No, this is tin undertaker.” ----♦♦----- Miss Cox—“I wonder why John Yates is absent today?” Chet Matchette—"He burned his hair.” ----♦♦----- Mrs. Kratli—“Are you sure you are true to me?” Mr. K.—“Why of course, my dear, why do you ask?” Mrs. K.—“Well then, tell me who this Violet Rav is you speak so much about.” S. D. MILLSPAI GH CO. TAILORING FOR YOUNG MEN I i j I « i i80 wsss THE CRESCENT, 10 23 Hospitality in Your Home We aim to carry nothing in furniture except the best. Our stocks are more complete in every detail. And ready for your inspection. INDIVIDUALITY IN GOOD FURNITURE • “If OAK" v IT’S OAK HERRINGS I.O-O- F Blk i!lwo o d . lnd'I' HE C It E S C E N T , 1 !) 2 3 81 Exclusive Men’s Wear The COHN CO. 151G Main St- | JOHN G. LEWIS 104 South Anderson Street i Shoes of Quality, Style, Fit and Price Your Inspection Is Solicited. JUST A BUMP. Time—After a snow. Place—On a street car rail. Cause—Walking rail with hands in pockets, staring at the beautiful scenery and landscape. Result—Downfall of a big man. R. L. P. ----♦♦---- Mr. Kratli—“What is radiant heat?” Fred Harting—“Heat from radiators.” -----H---- Mr. Kratli—“If your funds were absolute zero how much money would vou have?” Vern Shinn—“273 Dollars.” Best In Its History The E. H. S. Athletes. “Best in our History”—Our Drugs and Wall Paper. “Come on, Let’s Go” to O. D. HINSHAW’S CITY DRUG STORE.THE CRESCENT, 19 2 3 82 See Our Line of Spring and Summer Dresses We are always showing something new. Van Raalte Glove-Silk Underwear and Hosiery. Elwood Cloak and Suit Store ELWOOi), INDIANA Freshie—“I’ve got a splinter in my finger?’ Prof.—“Been scratching your head?” ♦♦ Mr. Phillips—“I want all the team to keep in training during the holidays.’ Paul Pugh—“I can’t, I’m going to Windfall.” ♦♦ Sign on A. R. I. board—“Lost, Gateway to Virgil.” Freshie Girl—“Oh, I wish I could find it, 1 think Edward is just wonderful.” ♦♦ Kratli—“What is a 30 CM. Rule?” Wayne F.—“A yard stick 30 CM. long.’ There’s An K£x.ld.£ lor Your Car Storage Battery Hospital E. H. BONHAM. Mgr. Moonshine High Test Fisk Tires and Tubes and Mobiloils, Greases, Service Gasoline. Phone 171. Auto Supplies. 410-412 South Anderson Street. TIIE CRESCENT, 1 y 2 15 83 The CROUSE ...A DRUG STORE... JESS H. CROUSE ELWOOD, IND. i t Mr. Sliaw—“Give some quotations in Hamlet.” Von E.—“What’s the matter now, have you forgotten me.” ----♦♦----- Mr. McCleary—“What is 63-7?” Alex. B.—“ A fraction.” ----H------ Hick B.—“I heard that Chet was canned from the squad last night.” Shinnie—“Why so?” Hick—“He was told to tackle the dummy and he tackled the trainer.” ----♦♦----- Freshie—“There’s only one thing I hate about going to school.” Soph.—“What’s that?” Freshie—“Stopping when I get there.” | j If There is a Notable Difference i It Must Have Been Tailored by The UNITED WOOLEN CO. I i , ......----------—— 84 THE CRESCENT, 1923 H. E. CURTIS Barber Shop and Barber Supply House A Complete Line of Colgate’s Soaps, Perfumes and Toilet Water. SHERIDAN CLYDE SON REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE. Ground Floor Office. 1522 South A Street. Elwood, Indiana-SAFETY FIRST. Virgil S.—“I told her I’d die if she refused me, and showed her a dime I’d saved for carbolic acid. ---- “And what did she do?” Virgil—“Do? She jollied me along ’till I blowed my dime for “Cokes” and then refused me.” F. C. ALDENDORF I Groceries Meats 1532 Main Street. Ollie’s Filling Station 208 South 16th Street. OLLIE LAUGHLIN, Prop. Longwear Tires and Tubes-Gasoline, Oils and Accessories.THE CRESCENT, 1923 83THE CRESCENT, 1923 Butter-Krust “It's Made With Milk There is No--“Just as Good” Don’t accept substitutes—Don’t buy other bread that is supposed to be just as good as Butter Krust Don’t think that a big loaf at a low price means a real saving- Use Butter Krust Bread The Economy Loaf. Butter Krust sales are two and one-lialf times as much as that of any other bread—always call for it. Home Bakery Phone 220. fj® S.B.Co.1T H E C REHCENT, 19 2 3 87 Classy Footwear Always the newest styles, Quality the very host. If you want the best looking feet, have them fitted bv FAHERTY THE SHOE MAN. Miss Cox—“What was the cotton gin? Explain its effects on cotton raising.” Pearle L.—“Cotton gin was first made by Whitney. He made it from cotton and by drinking it, the negroes could pick more cotton, thus their masters could plant more cotton and make more money.” ----M------ “Why fat men are bad,” as explained by Eugene LLinshaw. “They're too fat to run away from temptation.” ----H------ Mr. Kratli—“Is that question bothering you?” Mary B. Davis—“No, but the answer is?” ----♦♦----- Mr. Kratli—“Where is Kay Helms?” Joe Waymire—“He got married.” Mr. Kratli—“I wonder where Pearle and Eugene are?” I Lycas Tasty Confections | and | Pure Home Made i Ice Creams | GUST LYCAS CO. 220 S. Anderson St.88 T 11 K C li K s C !•: N T , 1 !» 2 :i All Eyes Are on The j New Models 1 Notice our windows the next time you pass by. You’ll j know what is what in new styles, new colors and shoe values. A. J. HILEMAN SHOES OF COURSE UNNECESSARY. Mrs. Wavmire—“Wash your hands before you fro to school James.” Jim—“What’s the use, I'm not one of those pupils who are always raising them.” ♦♦ Prof.—“Tell me Johnny, how would you punctuate this sentence, ‘The wind blew a ten dollar bill around the corner.’ ” Johnny—“I would make a dash after the bill.” ♦♦ Lucille G.—“What sort of bathing- cap do you think would go well with this suit?” Ilick B.—“Oh, just go bareheaded.” 1 j Mrs. Shoemaker j Insurance and Real Estate I ! „ ! Over Citizens State Bank. Room 4. ! T IIE CRESCENT, 1 1) 2 :i 8! Mr. Shaw—"What was the first comedy written?” Earl Wimer—‘‘Ralph’s Roasted Oyster.” ----------- Bob Ash—‘‘Is it possible to love two girls at once?” Weir C.— (Wisely). ‘‘Not if they know it.” ----♦♦----- Bobby (At 2 a. m.)—‘‘Mama,, I just can’t go back to sleep, won't you tell me a fairy story?” Mrs. Harsh—‘‘Never mind, son, papa will be home in an hour or so and he will tell us both one.” t The Gift of Gifts j Is an article of good jewelry. It I lasts forever and is a perpetual j reminder of t he giver. A bar pin, j a ring, a pair of ear-rings, a brace- j let, a LaValliere selected here will | prove by its beauty and quality | that it will indeed be a joy fore- J ver. And our prices will prove no I barrier to your field of choice. [ IVAN C. DUNLAP CO. The Hall-Mark Store. Gifts That Last.THE CRESCENT, 19 2 3 N R ELECTRIC CO. Phone 298 1604 South A St. The best that money can buy. Western Electric Appliances Edison Mazda Lamps. U. S. L. Storage Batteries. Call Us for House Wiring or Service-TIIE CRESCENT, 1 i) 2 3 All Kinds of Insurance J. G. FIELD Room 3, (Mtizens State Bank Bldg. He—“We camp home from Gary on the crap shooters special. She—“What is that?” He—“The 7-11.” Kind old gentleman—“Don’t you feel cold sonny?” Arley 11.—Oh, no sir. Selling papers keeps up the circulation.” | French Steam Dye Works Cleaning, Pressing and Repairing. GEO. 1). HOLTON, Prop. 1449 South A Street Phone 620 FEDERAL BREAD Is Made Up to a Standard Quality. Not Down to a Price. FEDERAL-BAKERY Your Neighbors Trade at Central Hardware Store i : Why Don’t You?THE CRESCENT, 19 2 3THE CRESCENT, 1923 93 '""This company’s prosperity is measured by the completeness of your satisfaction of service. Indiana General Service Co. Lillian King to Miss Erwin—“Have you ever taken Mentholatum?” Miss Erwin—‘' Mentholatum ? ’ ’ Lillian—“Yes, my father wants a problem worked in Mentholatum.” Mis s Erwin—“Oh, you mean Mensuration.” -----♦♦----- Miss Cox—”What is a conservative man?” Ralph 1).—“A man saved for future use.” Hazel Rrown—“What does your baby brother weigh?” Eugene II.—‘That depends. Pop says he weighs about 100 lb. at two o’clock in the morning.” ■----♦♦----- Miss Cox—“What is a Bird?” Goldie R.—“Anything that has feathers on it.’ Not All Coal May Be Shovelled in your good clothes without fear of soiling them. You can do it with our coal though, because it is all thoroughly screened and free from dust. Besides it is all real coal. We also maintain that it will reduce your coal bills. We are ready with the prpof if you are ready to receive it. • Heffner Lumber Coal Co. C. L. Bruce, Prop. Phone 100 1531 South B St., Elwood, Ind. “That little pain around your heart will go away,” said ! the doctor. } “Yes—hut are you sure ! won’t he going away with it ! asked the patient. I i There You Are j The sting of a poor quality soon goes away, and so does the customer, he never comes back. Every time we sell | you a suit or any furnishings we know that when you are ! walking out the door with your purchase under your arm, that you will he walking hack again some day—the day | you need something else in our line. | CAVAN GINN j i The House of Quality j j t i • i t--------------------------------------------------------- Bennett Lamb—(In English class). “Shakers were people who shook their children when thev ran across their gardens.” ----♦♦--- We think that there should be no secrets withheld from the Crescent, so here goes. At the last moment before the staff was shot, Chester was heard to whisper in tragic voice. “Fenton I’m ruined. Mv vanity case is gone, give me your powder puff.” “Oh, that’s all right Chester. You’re supposed to leave everything off when you have your picture taken.” ----♦♦--- Herman Antle—‘A Hindoo is an animal that lives in Africa.” --------- Paul Osborn at Radio—“All I can get now is Iowa.” New Freshie member—“Good gosh, what all do you want ? U-Kno Chocolates “One triai makes them your friend fur life.” Manufactured by INDIANAPOLIS CANDY CO. Indianapolis, Ind.THE CRESCENT. 1923 Winters Lumber Co. 1911 So. B Street Telephone 132 Quality Service96 THE CRESCENT, 1923 Compliments The Club Cigar Store Miss Stockberger to Jim Bruce, who luis gone to sleep in A. R. 2—“James, you had better wake up, that desk is not Valspared.” -----♦♦---- DISASTROUS DILEMMA OF DIRE DRAMAS. If “Mary Jane’s P.a” paid “Martha by the Day” for telling “Nothing But the Truth” to the “District Attorney” would “Contrary Mary” step out in “Green Stockings” with “Pan on a Summers Day” to see “Daddy Long Legs?” —L. F.THE CRESCENT, 1 1) 2 a To The Graduates- The immortal Longfellow made Miles Standish say, “Serve yourself would you be well served— and don’t leave it to others.” So you will find it all thru life. If you want a thing you must “go in to win.” You have won your diploma—W hat next ? If you need any suggestions we will be glad to advise you and for a safe foundation, start an account with Citizens State Bank Elwood, Indiana.98 T II E C RE S C E N T . 19 2 3 Smartness in looks, thoroughness and modern design in a low priced car were unheard of until the Star was created by W. C. Durant, the pioneer builder of automobiles and identified with the introduction and success of the Cadillac, Buiek, Oakland, Oldsmobile, Chevrolet and Durant Cars. FAUST-MAHONEY CO. Star-Durant Motor Cars. Elwood, Indiana. Our idea of a good business man is one who can buy goods from a Scotchman and sell them to a Jew—at a profit. -----♦♦----- Typewriter supplies—Candy, gum, compact, lipstick, eyebrow pencil and flowers. ------♦♦------ A certain young fisher named Fisher Fished for fish from the edge of a fissure But the fish with a grin Pulled the young fisher in Now, they’re fishing- the fissure for Fisher. -------------- .Mr. Smith—“Phew, but it's musty in the office, must be the jokes the annual staff are working on.” Fruits, Vegetables and Candies MANGHELLI BROS. THE HOUSE OF QUALITY.THE CRESCENT, 19 23 HAPPINESS In Old Age “If youth but knew what age would crave Many a penny youth would save.”—Holmes. When life’s evening shadows are gathering it is pleasant to be surrounded by all the comforts and conveniences that money affords. A hank account, nourished with regular deposits and supplemented by wise investments, will insure cherished ease in the evening years. For peace of mind and lifelong satisfaction, Deposit in The Elwood Trust Co. 1512 South A Street “The Bank That’s at Your Service”100 THE CRESCENT, 1923 R. S. CLOTHES SHOP Clothing, Hats and Furnishing for Men and Boys W. G. Records E. F. Schultz BAUM-LEACH AUTO CO. CHEVROLET DEALERS, TIRES AND ACCESSORIES. 1531 Main St. WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF— Viola Skinner missed a basketball game? Verle Samuels was parted from Violet? Chet Baxter bought any more sweaters? Mona Maines got angry? Ester Flanders stopped talking in class? Dick Broadbent got any taller? Fat Moyer would fall ? Mary Yohe didn’t dye her hair’ Bob Pugh ran out of gasoline? Behymer got any more freckles? Vera Thatcher forgot to put her eye brows on? Margaret Smith took vocal lessons? Mary Padfield forgot her lip stick? Marie Starr would work? Charles Stoolmiller didn’t show his teeth? Sweed Swanfelt stopped practicing yells in class? Jean Frazier would frown? If the news reporter wasn’t a news reporter? And, Carl Winings didn’t walk bow-legged? C - HULL FOR PHOTOSTHE CRESCENT, 1923 COMMENCMENT :::: Resolution No. 1. Be it resolved, That 1 will put aside all extravagant habits and expensive follies, and shall, hereafter, place all of my earnings excepting my necessary expenses and a nominal amount for re-S creation and advancement in a savings account drawing compound interest. Be it further resolved, That I shall at once start a savings account by making a deposit with the First National Bank Member of the Federal Reserve Bank102 THE CRESCENT, 1923 You Want, What You Want When You Want It........... In High-Grade Ready-to-Wear and Millinery for Women and Misses WE HAVE IT An Up-to-Date Stock of Clothing and Furnishings for Men and Young Men. We Invite the Most Rigid Comparison, Both as to Price and to Quality. j The SANDOW - PUSHIN CO. | t t Miss Cox—“Who was the commander of the British forces in New York during this period in the Revolutionary war?” Bob Pilkington—(Just waking up) “How?” Miss Cox— Correct. ’ ’ -----♦♦------ A doctor must have patience. . A dentist must have pull, A banker must have interest, r A saloon keeper must have spirits, A real estate man must have lots, A preacher must know how to tie knots, An actor must have wits, A tailor must have fits, A philosopher must know life, But in this world of sorrow and strife, A man should know better than to talk back to his wife. WHEN YOU WANT GOOD HARDWARE MERCHANDISE GO TO A. M. MOORE, Hardware Store 1424 Main.THE CRESCENT, 1 !) 2 3 103 : SILAS PARKER Always has bargains in Stoves, Linoleum and Furniture. Wicks for All Oil Stoves. PHONE 1050. Mr. Shaw—“What do you think about Chaucers poem about the “Empty Purse?” V Orlo Shaw—“Sounds natural.” ----♦♦---- Miss Cox—“What is a fee?’” Robert Ash—“Payment for something that benefits yourself, such as a dog tax.” ----♦♦---- Dutch Wolf and Christina Fuller were in the Greek’s and Dutch yelled up and said—“Bring back a glass of water S. O. S.” and Christina said—“Oh, I never knew you took Chemistry.” ; Elwood Coal Fuel Co. j Dealers in High Grade Coals i Blue ,Star Semi-Anthracite, Lump and Egg; Panther Pocahontas; Beaver Fork; West Virginia; Kentucky; Coke and Anthracite, All Sizes. [ Phone 43. North C and 14th Sts. j104 THE CRESCENT, 1923 (Muipliments Colonial Store Co. 105 South Anderson Street. Mr. V. M. Mnines, Manager. • i t • Mr. Harsh—(Teaching Latin verb stems). “Heney, you better get a little stronger on your stems.” ----♦♦------ Miss Cox—‘‘Of what does our national defense eonsist?” Harold N.—‘‘Standing army and floating navy.” ----H----- Mr. Kratli—“What is greatest latitude possible?” Fred II.—“One mile.” ----♦♦---- ilr. Smith—“Everything 1 tell that boy goes in one ear and out the other. Mr. Harsh—“You're wrong, sound cannot cross a vacuum.” i You Want The Best To Eat j J The House of Service and Quality. There is No Better Place Than the I KRAMER HOTEL CAFETERIA j El. WOOD, 1NU. MRS. MARY I. WINN in Charge.THE CRESCENT, 1 92a 105 | Manhattan Shine Parlor I FOR A REAL SHINE. Wholesalers CIGARS, TOBACCO, SHINE SUPPLIES ! • ! i ELMER SIDWELL Reliable Jeweler and Optometrist • t I j t t • i i i : J. T. ROYSE 1411-13-15 Main Street. The public is invited to call and inspect our fine line of Furniture and Rugs Greetings to the Class of 1923. J. T. ROYSE106 THE CRESCENT, 192 3 J. Lewis Small Manufacturer Fabric Gloves and Mill Supplies —- Mr. Shaw—“Chester, explain the meaning of the proverb, ‘A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse.’ ” Chester M.—(After a pause). “A slight inclination of the cranium is as adequate as a spasmodic movement of the optics toward an equine quadruped devoid of its visionary capacity.” ♦♦ Mr. Kratli—“By accurate experiment we have come to the conclusion that heat expands a substance, while cold contracts it. In other words, heat makes a substance longer; cold makes it shorter. Now who will give me a definite example of this?” Earl W.—“In summer it is hot, and the days are longer. In winter when it is cold, the days are shorter.” JAS. W. HARRIS Clothing, Hats and Furnishings for MEN, YOUNG MEN and CHILDREN ONE PRICE. RIGHT PRICE- T II E CRESC E N T , 19 2 3 307 CALENDAR (Continued from Page 69) Frb. 15.—It seems so lonesome with the basketball boys away at Cincinnati, 0. bob. 18. We bet Cincinnati is surprised; we have won every game today. Feb. 19.—Everyone excited, but just keep cool, Link has his rabbit foot. Leb. 20. Oh, boy, this is a glorious day; the team came home at noon. They brought back everything they were giving away. Silver cup, medals.an’ everything. Feb. 21.—We tried to show the team how glad we arc to have them home again. .Mr. Phillips told all about the games. Eastie said they brought home the whole hog this time, even its hind legs. Ed Griffin almost did the weep act, but not quite, it’s too bad because we know he would have done it fine. beb. 22.—Washington’s birthday. A program was given which was fine, but not long enough. The Dramatic Club presented “Daddy Long Legs.” A wonderful play, only Daddy’s legs were not as long as you would expect. Feb. 23.—Miss Cox had an awful time keeping Everett Fields awake in history class, wonder why? Lucille Greenwalt came back to school a day ahead ot time. She must have been afraid she would miss something. Leh. 28.- Anderson students were over this morning to get the friendly feeling acioss. Ilow much they love us! We will see how much they love us at the tourney. March 3 and 4.—Tourney at Anderson. Anderson loved us. 41-10. March 9.—Miss Cox told Margarite and Hob that if they wished to flirt all through history class it was all right, but they knew what they woidd «'et on their cards. She won. March 28.—The II. S. Hand gave a free concert in the auditorium this morning. March 29-30.—Spring vacation. All worries cease until April 2. April 1.—April Fool. April 2.—Roller skating has become a new fad for the young people of Ehvood. April 3.—Hand concert. The program was very good. April 5.—The boys went out for track today. April 6.—Track meet at Indianapolis today. Debating Club goes to Kokomo to debate tonight. April 13.—Cards! Today is Friday, 13! April 14.—Track meet at Fail-mount. Half a point! ’Alf a point! April 16.—Some seem happy, some sad, as this is the beginning of the last lap for some of us. April 20.—Track meet with Anderson. May 4.—Reports are out for those who are failing, for the first three weeks. Only two weeks until Senior Week. May 4.—May Festival. May 14.—Sectional track meet. May 18.—Reception. May 20.—Baccalaureate. May 21.—Senior Week. May 24.—Commencement. Dr. Grose May 25.—Happy day. School is out.108 TIIE CRESCENT, 1923 Will your Classmates say your Annual is splendid? Getting out an Annual is a big job—but one you’ll Zlt-uw iil'Sil enjoy too. If your book is a good one you’ll win sudden popularity and the compliments of every one. You can afford to put your best efforts into the work you have been chosen to do. But you don’t need to do it all alone. Here’s help for you. The Service Department of the Indianapolis Engraving Electrotyping Company will help you get out a better book and solve your hardest problems. Ask for more information. INDIANAPOLIS ENGRAVING ELECTROTYPING COMPANY Annual Engravings Commencement Invitations 222 EAST OHIO STREET, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA Annual your school v«rhaiTHE CRESCENT, 1923 A Liberal Education Travel through Turkey, ('liiua, Japan, make Ireland, Scotland, Italy and India, visit Russia, study England and see France, go to Germany, or go where you will, then come back and take a trip from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from Canada to the Rio Grande, travel through the United States and see its shops, stores, homes, the farms, factories, and mines, and you will decide that you have been blessed with more opportunities for comfort and more advantages for advancement than you think. Travel teaches one to appreciate America, and to love one’s own country is a liberal education. I LOYE YOU. City of my birth, wonderful, beautiful, awful, ugly, kindly, grasping, charitable, cruel, safe, wicked, big, little, Elwood. 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