Emerson High School - Emersonian Yearbook (Gary, IN)
- Class of 1919
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DEDI C A Tl ON
This Annual is dedicated to a person who deserves the honor
not only for the material aid given to the Annual Board,
but also for the smiles and encouragement she has
scattered through our four years of high school
training: she has aided not only this An-
nual to come through successfully,
but also the Annuals of many
from the grateful class of '19,
i is an age of change, an age of industrial,
,nfl V774 social, and political unrest in which the people
are dissatisfied with old ideas, customs, and
1.g55.gU modes of living and are, therefore, discarding
these and adopting new ideas and modes of liv-
ing. The most potent destroyer of all customs and tradi-
tions today is Bolshevism. This Bolshevism, however, has
failed to grip the Senior class of '19 and it will remain a
slave to custom and tradition by issuing the ninth annual
We commend this Annual to your appreciation. May
it in the later years serve as a means of remembering your
class mates and school mates at old Emerson, and give you
assurance that whether your success be great, and your
position high, or whether you fill an inconspicuous place,
you will always be given a hearty welcome by your old
Emerson friends. Prize this Annual highly and regard it
as one of the treasure volumes in your library, for it will
bring back memories of your days spent at Emerson, of the
times when things were going wrong and you felt like
"quitting", but again resolved to "stick", and, gritting
your teeth with true Emerson spirit, fought on until you
had your diploma tucked safely under your arm. It will
bring back memories of hard-fought athletic contests and
of some injuries received in defending the gold and gray
on the gridiron, on the basketball floor, on the diamond
and on the cinder track, also memories of your trying
moments in the social and class life of the school.
But enough of these fond memories which are yet to
come. For the present proceed to view the pictures of the
Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, and even of the Freshmen:
of our faculty who have tried to make something of us be-
sides athletic heroes and social lionsg of our chorus and the
different organizations. Read the various literary articles
and the jokes and then give your verdict. We hope it may
in the main be favorable to the year book of the class of '19,
which is bidding farewell to old Emerson.
-Arthur O'Ha'ra., '19.
Arthur O'Hara Donald Mac Arthur Allegra Nesbit
Editor-in-Chief Business Manager Literary Editor
Eva Sprowls Mildred Freeburg Edwin Smith
Society Editor Joke Editor Asst. Editor-in-Chief
Ruby Scott Elina Salmi
Art Editor Class Editor
Ethel Larson Carl Johnson Hazel Erlandson
Asst. Art Editor Athletic Editor Organizations Editor
Frank Kendrick Robert O'Connor Mr. E. A. Spaulding
Joke Editor Asst. Business Manager Faculty Supervisor
Miss Lilian Brownfield Mr. N. P. Richardson Miss Ida A. Lull
Literary Supervisor Treasurer Art Supervisor
IAM A. WIRT, A. B., A. M.,
ASST. SUPERINTENDENT GEORGE W. SWARTZ, Ph. B.
PRINCIPAL E. A. SPAULDING, B. S
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Mathematics English History
M9-FY Kiflllafd Lilian Brownfield Mamie Knickerbocker
M1nI'fI1.idTagEPt Bertha Child Henrietta Newton
1 iferggsilrgke Mabel Jacoby Mabel Keeler
Typewriting Forge Shop Expression Commercial
Mildred Tribble H. A. Thorell Louise Lynch John White
Latin French Spanish
Emma Peters Irene Olin Lulu Pichard
Chemistry Physics Zoology Botany
Jesse Warrum D. C. Atkinson Ross Grubbs Cora Snyder
Sewing Machine Shop Painting
Leora Sherer M. McEllhinny George Sheehan
Drawing Drafting Printing Pattern Shop
Ida Lull O. N. Yeager H. J. Ensweiler R. S. Coffman
Music Physical Training Animal Husbandry
Melvin Snyder Ralph Brasaemle M. B. Shirley
Florence Best Erna Bruns
N. P. Richardson Ethel Nice
P1'GS1d9I1t ...........4........A.............................,..,,... Arthur O'Hara
Athletic Association .....,,.
Athletic Association ....,
Student Council ........,
Student Council .........,
CLASS COLORS-Md'7"007L and White.
CLASS MOTTO-To Heights
"I, 2, 3-0'Hara" "Fiske"
when it comes to being class
President, editor of the Annual. in-
terlocutor at a minstrel show, play-
ing football and basketball, or get-
ting 99's on his report card, Art
is right there. "Bad Dog" is some
fancy dancer as everyone will ad-
mit, and as for eating bread, he is
second to none.
Pueblo, Colo., l9l0.
Editor-in-Chief of Annual.
Class President 'I9.
Athletic Association 'l8.
Class Secretary 'l7.
Football 'l8, 'l9.
Track '17, 'l8, 'l9.
Oratorical Prelims. 'l8, 'l9.
Senior Play 'l9.
C. LOIS HUTCHINS
Behold she approaches sweet and
popular. We believe "Hutchie" has
the biggest and "bestest" heart on
earth. Although republics are the
popular form of government these
days, she has taken a special lik-
ing to a "Dier-King." Lois is
right there when it comes to pre-
paring "eats," and even saved them
for the juniors at the junior and
Senior hunt. ln the oratorical finals
she won fame by receiving second
Caldwell, Ohio, l9l0.
Class Secretary 'l9.
Hockey 'lB. Captain 'l9.
Senior Play 'l9.
Mickey, the orator! Mickey.
the Mathematics shark! Mickey,
the sprinter! Mickey. the indis-
pensable, at the junior-Senior
hunt! If a prize was to be given
for selling Annuals, Donald would
surely get it. He is a born business
man. As a keeper of the Class
'lspondulixu he has been very suc-
cessful for two years. Can Donald
talk? Well, l should think he can!
He got second place in the contest
last year and second place this
Elwood, lnd., l9l0.
Business Mgr. Annual 'l9.
Class Treasurer 'lS, l9.
Lake County oratorical 'l8. 'l9.
Northern Indiana Declamatory Track 'I7, 'l8. Capt. 'l9.
Senior Play 'l9.
HAZEL A. ERLANDSON
Hazel fills her little corner of
the Miller bus every morning, and if
she happens to feel especially hilari-
ous, she takes a great deal more
than a little corner. As a very
great treat, "Duke" is sometimes al-
lowed to accompany her. If you
want a class history written in po-
etry we refer you to Miss "Boots".
She is a sweet little girl, with a
sweet little smile, and if the occa
sion calls for it she can tell you ex
actly what she thinks.
"Gee, kids, l have to study my
Miller, lnd., l902.
Annual Board 'l9.
Secretary of Student Council 'l8.
Declamatory "Prelims," 'l8, 'l9.
Senior 'Play 'l9.
Girls' Working Reserve 'lS.
HAROLD j. HARRIS HELEN CANNON FRANK j. KENDRICK ALEGRA NESBIT
"Beany" is the kind of a fellow
that "wants what he wants when
he wants it," and he usually gets it,
especially the "eats" at the junior-
Senior hunt. Beany has certainly
made a name for himself in his four
years in high school, by playing
football, basketball, and dancing
equally well. Besides all this, he
usually gets above 80 in all his
grades, though we don't know how
he does it.
Chicago, Ill., I9lI.
Football 'l8. Capt. 'l9.
Basketball '16, 'l7, 'l8. Capt.
Baseball 'l6. 'l7, 18, 'l9.
Track '18, 'l9.
Pres. Athletic Association 'l9.
Helen is our sweet girl graduate,
with a smile and a kind word for
everyone. lt's a curious thing for
a girl like Helen to do, but we
have seen her gaze longingly in the
direction of Michigan City. She
has only been with us a short while,
but we have' grown so fond of her
that it seems she has been with us
Michigan City l9l9.
Declamatory "Prelims" 'l9.
Senior Play 'l9.
Frank is the Daniel Webster and
"lady killer" of our class. After
the oratorical prelims. everyone ex-
pected Frank to take first place. so
not wishing to disappoint anyone,
especially! Fay. he did. Frank says
that the Junior girls treated him
fine the day of the hunt. If we re-
member correctly, Frank, Fay is a
junior. His avocation is get-
ting acquainted with new girls.
Fort Wayne, l907.
Northern lndiana Contest 'l9.
Senior Play 'l9.
"l don't know a thing. Miss
Lynch will just kill me." That's
the kind of a girl "Nez" is. Never-
theless, she can show us where to
get oft, when it comes to oratory.
Won first place in the oratorical
contest for three years. and came
home from the Northern lndiana
contest with the gold medal. "Al"
has a kind spot in her heart for
Valparaiso. lncl., I9I5.
Chorus 'l6, 'l7, 'l8.
Senior Play 'l9.
Vice-President Class 'l9.
Literary Editor Annual 'l9.
Lake County Declamatory 'l7,
Northern lnd. Declam., 'l8.
CARL H. j0HNSON STELLA COPELAND HERBERT L. PLOWMAN FLORENCE BERNSTIEN
nswedenfthe bright, shining
light of our class! He is noted for
his groucby disposition, but never-
theless, we love him still. Carl
Herbert is Pavlowa's only rival, as
he exhibited at the Minstrels. If
one craves excitement, listen to
"Swede" rave at a basketball game.
He has been heard to murmur, "I
love her, and she loves me." We
should appreciate any enlightenment
on the subject, for "Swede" is of
a very tickle nature.
Pittsburg, Pa., l908.
Annual Board 'l9.
"Peg" knew a good thing when
she saw it and came from some
unpronounceable place to graduate
with our class. She brought a lot
of good ideas with her and she also
knows how to hand them to us. As
the most eminent prima donna of
our class, Stella will sing anything
from "Tosti's Good-Bye" to "l'll
Say She Does." Stella is the latest
addition to the Seven, and they have
been wondering ever since she
came how they ever got along
Albuquerque New Mexico I9I8
When Herbert isn't playing hand-
ball with Bob, he's just foolin'
arouncl. He studies sometimes.
too. He was the only person who
had sense enough to take a camera
to the hunt, and when you ask him
to see the pictures he took-he
blushes f???D. Herbie is known
all over the school as Frank Kel-
so's shadow. He says there's a
girl that he thinks quite a lot of.
but he refuses to say who it is.
Chicago, lll., I9II.
Track 'l8, 'l9.
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Class Baseball 'IB' 'IQI Ch0"'S I7' I8' Oratorical Prelims. 'l8. 'I9.
Senior Play 'I9
instrels l . ' Senior Play 'l9.
Although "Flo" isn't in the habit
of doing foolish things. we wonder
what's the matter when she
sprinkles Kitchen Kleanser over the
"Gym" Hoor in the place of wax.
Florence is usually seen riding
around in a Nash, which she drives
with the skill of a professional.
Strange as it may seem, she has
very strong interests in East Chi-
cago, all of which goes to prove
that uFlo" will try anything once.
We don't know how she does it, but
she usually manages to recite for
"Let's do something excitingf
Chicago, lll., l906.
Senior and High School Basket-
Hockey 'l8, 'l9.
ROBERT C. FREISE MILDRED V. FEUER FLOYD W. KELLSTROM EVA SPROWLS
Although the smallest in the
class, Robert is one of the liveliest.
He was forward on the Senior Bas-
ketball team, and if he had been
larger "Beany" would not have had
a chance. When not playing either
basketball, or baseball, he can gen-
erally be found on the handball
courts, playing with "Herbie Who".
This pair have followed in the foot-
steps of the Coone brothers, and
copped the handball championship.
Bob also must be congratulated as
one of the committee who decided
the place for the "hunt".
Chalmers, lnd., l 909.
Mickey is a live member of the
Seven, and when painted up in
the Senior Play sure looked like a
regular uvampu. Mickey is some
classy dancer and whenever there
is a dance is always sure to be
there. Founder of Miss Lynch's Har-
cimiana, ohio, 1909.
Basketball '17, '19.
Declamaiory '18, '19.
senior Play '19.
Kelly loves that old song, "The
little old Ford, it rambles right
along," but sometimes his doesn't.
If Kelly seeks advice, we should tell
him to go to Utah or Turkey. lt's
"Cin", "Peg", "Shrimp", "Stel-
la", and goodness knows who else.
He can tell you all about a court-
room scene, for he has been there,
and all because of his little red
wagon. We hate to monopolize so
many of the good basketball play-
ers, but Kelly is surely a marvel at
Minneapolis, Minn., l9l2.
Class Basketball 'l9. Football 'l8. 'l9.
Ommrical 'I9- High School Basketball 'l8, 'l9.
Second Team Basketball 'l9. Track -I9.
"Evangeline Leonora' is known
all over the school as ninety-two
pounds of "pe-pn. If you want
anything done, from getting up a
beach party tot writing a class will.
call on Miss Sprowls. Evidently
there is some attraction at the little
city of Ross. We don't know
whether he is pro-German or not,
but his name is Shutz. Eva is the
original gloom killer. She also
knows more news in a minute than
anyone else does in a day, As for
new cases, she has one every day.
"Now, I'll tell you about it."
Union City, Pa., l9II.
Annual Board 'l9.
Class Treasurer 'l8.
Senior Play 'l9. Oratorical 'l8. Declamatory Prelims.
LESTER S. DUBETZ MILDRED FREEBURG jESSlE KLINEDORF BESSY FRIEDMAN
Lester talks all of his waking
hours, and we imagine he talks in
his sleeping ones, too. "Les" has
a car and he is very particular
whom he takes riding with him. He
is especially fond of Hammond for
some reason. He is also fond of a
good dance, and loves a nice, slow
Chicago, Ill.. l907.
Oratorical Prelims. 'l8.
"Come on, let's go, nine rahs for
Emerson." "Shrimp" is the best
girl yell-leader ever produced by
Emerson, full o' pep, snappy, nervy
and everything. For a study in
close harmony see Mildred and Miss
Lynch. There has always been
some mystery connected with
"Shrimp's" middle name, and we
don't know whether it was the ap-
peal of ulfellyh or "Heinie" that
brought forth the great secret. Any-
way, we found out that it's Dama-
nl..et's go to Froebelf'
Conneaut, Ohio, I9l0.
Basketball 'lB, 'l9.
Hockey 'l8, 'l9.
Declamatory Prelims. 'lS, 'l9.
Annual Board 'l9.
Senior Play 'l9.
"Oh, kids, ain't he cute?" Yes.
Jessie, which one? Jessie has a
tender heart, but she never lets it
interfere with her studies. She
dreams of the time when she will
be Miss Leeds' assistant. Her smile
would inspire a heart of stone, and
Jessie knows that "practice makes
perfect." "Oh, those eyes, that
nose, that mouth!" All go to make
up a very charming little girl, as
everyone will admit. jessica has a
very kind spot in her heart for
Hammond and Minas's store. Mem-
ber of the W. W. W.
'ADoes my hair look all right?"
Johnstown, Pa., l9l7.
Bessy is another member of the
Seven that has a kindly feeling in
her heart for Hammond. ln the race
for champion gum chewer, she
came out far ahead. Bessy always
carries a powder puff, but for some
unknown reason she doesn't like to
use it. We should appreciate it
very much if the first time Bess is
seen without a new hat our fair
reader would report it immediately,
as it would certainly be a phenom-
uWho's got some powder?"
St. Louis, Mo., I9I3.
Hockey. 'l8, 'l9.
Basketball 'l6, 'l7, 'l8.
Athletic Association 'lS.
Senior Play 'l9.
FRANK M. KELSO
ln I9I5 Decatur, lll., got too
small for our future joie Ray, and
he took a run to Gary and liked
the class of 'I9 so well that he re-
mained with us. Next to running.
Frank likes getting his Latin with
Alegra Nesbit. ln his spare mo-
ments he sings for Mr. Snyder, and
has been the mainstay of the chorus
for the past two years.
Track 'l8. 'l9.
Student Council 'lS.
Oratorical Prelims. 'lS.
Class Basketball 'l9.
Ruby seems to be rather bashful,
but you never can tell. She be-
lieves that you should make the
most of your time in school by
gaining a little more gray matter,
which belief she has applied very
"Be good, girls, she's my Sun-
day school teacher."
Three Gaks, Mich., l9l0.
Annual Board 'l8, I9.
"lVlazie" is a dear little thing
even though she is the class treas-
urer. She is rather quiet at times.
but when she gets started, look
out! lVlay is "just crazy to go to
London fohiof. ls it because itis
near Columbus, May? She also
"Be sure and bring it tomor-
Dover, Ohio, l9I3.
Class Treasurer 'l9.
Basketball '18, 'l9.
Athletic Association 'l6.
Hockey 'l8, 'l9.
Declamatory Prelims. 'l8, 'l9.
"Neilie" is one of the fashionable
members of our class. She lives on
Lincoln Street, 'n everything. We
believe she carries one subject, but
weire not sure. Berneil looks for-
ward to the time when her aunt's
store will cover a whole block and
she will be the manager. When it
comes to bestowing her affections,
"Davy" is very changeable. as her
heart is never twice in the same
place. A staunch supporter of the
W. W. W.'s.
"l've got the best-looking new
Nlonessen, Pa., I9l6.
Hockey 'l8, 'l9.
Athletic Association 'l9.
JOE j. JACOBSON RUTH E. WOLF ELINA E. SALM1
There's class to Joe, even
though he does wear a hat. He has
a faculty for making a "hit" with
out-of-town girls. We believe,
from the way he hangs around Mr.
White's room, that Joe is cherish-
ing a secret hope deep down in his
heart that he may succeed lVlr. Tu-
multy. He is ever seen in the pres-
ence of L. Dubetz.
Chicago, Ill.. I9ll.
Oratorical Prelims. 'l8.
To enumerate the abilities of
"RUP would require a volume. The
saying goes, "Nobody loves a fat
man," but it seems just the op-
posite with her. In is surprising
to see such a little girl driving such
a large car, but we naturally ex-
pect surprising things from such a
girl as Ruth.
"1 can't, kids, I have a date."
Chicago, lll., l909.
When report cards come out we
naturally expect to see Elina's,
slowly but surely, fill up with 99's.
She is some plugger, but she always
gets the desired results. ls ever
seen in the company of May D.
Annual Board 'l9.
Hockey 'l8, 'l9.
Girls' Working Reserve
E. MADGE FORSCH
"A thing of beauty is a joy for-
ever," is a saying that may be ap-
plied to Madge. We have sus-
picions thal somewhere in the dark
ages, some of lVladge's ancestors
must have been the hercest of can-
nibals. for she is often seen about
the Zoology room, dissecting cats.
rabbits, et cetera. She and Helen
are as thick as peas in a pod.
Whither one goeth, thither goeth
Middlebury, lnd., l9l2.
Athletic Association ' l 7. Basketball'
Class Secretary 'l8.
Chorus 'l6, 'l8.
Basketball 'l6, 'l7, 'l8, 'I9.
Declamatory 'l8, 'l9.
Hockey 'l8, 'l9.
Senior Play 'l9.
GEORGE W. STROM ALEF BLAKE HELEN A. HAAS GLADYS BRIGGS
George Washington fstromf
crossed the Wabash in I9l7 on his
march from Anderson to the "City
of Steel." Frank Kendriclfs only
rival for being the most handsome
boy in the class. George is a wire-
less fiend. and some day Marconi
will look like a beginner beside him.
Oratorical Prelims. 'l8.
Tennis 'l8, 'l9.
Football Squad 'l9.
"Blakey" had sense enough to
know that she wanted to graduate
with our class, so she migrated
from San Angelo, Texas, for that
purpose. Alef is the star of the
Senior basketball team, and because
she was such a good sport she was
made the captain. When it comes
to having a good time, you can't
find a more ready person than Miss
Blake. Although she has been with
us but one short year, with her
snappy brown eyes, and her charm-
ing southern accent, she walked
straight into our hearts.
San Angelo, Texas, l9I8.
Basketball Capt. 'l9.
Helen thought she would like our
class better than her original one,
and so-we have Miss Haas with
us. Although we are not well ac-
quainted with her as yet, we are
sure she is a very charming little
Chicago, Ill., l9II.
Gladys, who is our smallest
graduate. has many friends and no
enemies. She comes from Crisman,
but she can't help it, so we can
forgive her for it. Always prompt.
and willing to work, Gladys has
been a great addition to our class.
"l got a letter from France to-
Crisman. lnd., I9l9.
By some very grave mistake,
Harold was let out of Logansport
in I9l5, and has been running
around loose ever since. He is the
catcher on the Senior Baseball team,
but he spends most of his time
"catching" new girls. Harold dem-
onstrated the capacity of his stom-
ach the night of the hunt by de-
vouring not less than a dozen wee-
MAY T. DONNELLY EVA E. DUBINSKI IVIILDRED A. BLACHLY
ushure and she's Oirish, and
proud to admit it, bedadf' She
came clear across the big pond to
start and finish her career with our
class. lt's always been a puzzle
where May learned the definitions
of so many big words, but neverthe-
less she does know them. May, un-
like many other members of our
class, went through High School to
gain an education, and not for
Eva had to take in the sights of
the metropolis of Chicago before
she decided the Gary school sys-
tem would be the one of her adop-
tion. Leave it to Eva to make her-
self clear, which she usually does if
it takes her all day. Eva is the kind
of a girl we all admire, frank and
straightforward, saying the right
thing at the right time.
"Well4l guess l will."
Chicago, I9l 7.
Here we are, right from Merrill-
ville! With a car and everything.
lt was thought that Mudge was a
staple fixture of this little town,
but, after giving the matter careful
consideration, she decided that our
class was the best she had even
seen and came over lo graduate
with us. We have a notion that it
would break her heart not to be
Class Baseball 'l8, 'I9, foolishness- U Hockey. Nlerrillville, Ind., wie.
Class Basketball 'l8. I dont think l Can' Basketball- Camp Fire.
Cl T k 'IS Dundalk, lreland, I9l5.
ass me ' Hockey 'l8.
Football ' I 9.
Girls' Working Reserve
OSCAR C. STROM GRACE L. PHILLIPS RUTH K. DAVIS
Oscar is a boy wonder when it
comes to oratory I---Ask Miss
Lynch. He also holds the es-
teemed position as drummer in the
Miller band. Ever since the Senior
party. Oscar has been clrawn to-
ward the little town of Iolleston.
There is no mystery there, how-
ever. simply little Miss Phillips.
"Slewfoot" has a habit of falling
over barbed wire fences.
IVliller. Ind., l909.
Football 'l8, 'l9.
Oratorical Prelims. 'l8, 'l9.
Senior Play 'l9.
A-Philvsv' name forever be
held sacred by the class of l9, for
furnishing a place for us to hide.
and thus regain a lost reputation.
Grace may be little but she won't
admit it, and isn't in the least
handicapped in playing basketball
by her small stature. A very fine
"case" developed at the Senior tal-
ly-puIl", and we have been watch-
ing its growth with breathless anx-
iety ever since.
"Sure, I'lI go."
Lansing, Mich., l9I7.
Basketball 'l8, 'l9.
Student Council Vice-Pres. 'l8.
The school is losing one of its
main assets when "Rufus" leaves.
We all know that Ruth is a marvel
at playing a piano, but she isn't so
lar gone but that she admits Pa-
derewski is good, too. We believe
that she has more than her share
of artistic temperament, for she can
draw "pretty ladies" as though it
were nothing out of the ordinary.
"Yes. I'll do it if you want me
Scotdale. Pa., I9lI.
Hockey 'l8, 'l9.
Basketball 'l8, 'l9.
Declamatory "Prelims" 'l8, 'l9.
Temulac Camp Fire.
Senior Play 'l9.
Olive is a quiet, retiring little girl.
but she put us all to shame hy
graduating in three years. Olive be-
lives in having a good time. how-
ever, and she is seen going around
the halls with a non-removable
smile on her lace.
Chicago. lll., l909.
FLORENCE ANDERSON GERTRUDE SPROUU-
Florence is one of our three-year
girls, and an addition to our class
of whom we may be proud. She is
such a quiet and unassuming per-
son that we hardly knew she was
in our class. She holds up her cor-
ner of the Anderson Sisters' trio
with exceptionally good grace.
Chicago, lll., l909.
KATE S. CLARKE
Kate seems to have followed in
both her sisters' footsteps, with the
idea of studying in High School, in-
stead of uloafingn. It's certain that
she always knows what she is sup-
posed to know. Kate is noted for
her inability to appear as other than
kind and anxious to please.
Pittsburg, Pa., I9 l 2,
"Genie" is just the oposite from
our other member by that name, a
quiet, unassuming sort of person.
But what about the "Hunt"? She
spends most of her time in the
commercial department, and we pre-
dict that soon she will be some im-
portant person's private secretary.
"Why really, I guess not."
Pittsburg, Pa., l9l I.
As Freshies we were better than the best,
But still those fearful Sophies gave us little rest.
They ducked us, and nabbed us wherever we went.
But brave were we Freshies and our spirits unbentg
Before we were thru with our first humble year.
We made all the rest of the classes look drear.
Our long-suit was English fine and dramatic.
At least they all said it was quite "lunatatic."
Our first and last play was a Midsummer Night's Dream.
And all who saw it, or heard it, thought it was a scream.
Miss Lynch fairly raved, and said it was awful,
But to tell the truth, all we did was quite lawful.
The "Standard" was another of our great achievements,
We started and kept at it, without bereavement,
And as our reward it was looked forward to weekly.
All students enjoyed it, read it and criticised meekly.
The Junior Camp Fire also thrived through our reign,
They gave a play with the fire of Webster and Hayne.
Thus our Freshman year closed in the usual way,
But we thought of each other through the long summer's
As Sophies we came ready to work and to win,
And so we started in at first with a din.
Our officers we elected with care and precision
Then the honors we grabbed without limitation.
Due to lessons the social side was somewhat neglected
But along with this plan our work was protected.
For our grades ranked highest of the high
As we always got our lessons-do or die!
Although our second year seems rather empty,
It was far from such, as you shall see
For its duty was to make fine Juniors of us,
And teach us how to work without a fuss.
As Juniors We returned with not a little pride,
At what lay before us, just a stride.
Our class though not large -suited us just right
For what it lacked in size, it made up for in might.
Beany, Tittle, and Ashbury made the basketball hum,
While the girls were very far from being called "bum,"
Alegra spoke at Northern Indiana and was best,
While Donald McArthur shone at our Lake County
The "prom" was some affair as you have most likely
As was our masquerade ball-a feather of the same bird.
Then our Junior year we closed without a tear,
For we were waiting so eagerly for our Senior year.
See us now as Seniors, the "honorable" of the school.
We set the examples and make them the rule.
The faculty says they will miss us when we go,
For always has '19 held a rather high row.
This year all the oratorical honors we claim
For Alegra Nesbit and Frank won the highest fame.
And when Lois and Donald carried off the rest,
We all stood back and wished them the best.
Then along came the "hunt"-and say but they did!-
They hunted all over but failed to find where we hid.
Of course we were happy, for a feast was our due,
And they treated us fine, while their pocket-books rue.
Now our Senior play, I must mention at least,
And tell you it was as fine, as fine could be.
The "prom" came along, the gala dance of the year,
The time when all feel to each other good cheer.
But all good times they say must end, even bliss,
And the high-school career is no exception to this.
Of course we all sorrow at leaving old Emerson,
But forth we must go and send back a ton,
Of the highest reports from out of the world,
Concerning the members of its best class enrolled.
So we bid it good-bye in a sad-joyful way,
As we journey along her honor to pay.
We leave the best Wishes to the classes who are coming,
And pardon our conceit if we say "In our tracks do your
-H. Erlomdson, '19.
7:1 HE pleasure-seekers that we are interested in are
the class of 1919, who came to the dunes on a
memorable June evening to enjoy themselves
before starting out on their life's journey into
the unknown. The pleasure-seekers, after
wandering over this dune, and down into the valley, came
to a place seemingly most suitable for their gathering.
The sun having faded from our sight in the west, the
twilight came with its misty shadows, and very soon the
evening star appeared in the sky. The sides of the dunes
covered with trees, shrubs, and stragglmg grasses, formed
a barrier from the outside world. The class seemed to
realize that soon they were to take a more responsible step
in life. With this inspiring scene and atmosphere they be-
gan to question each other. As the evening drew on and
the darker shadows appeared, the class grouped themselves
around the fire to watch the playful flames, Wondering
what their future held for them.
During the hours of the night the dunes are filled with
voices of the present and past. Although the Red Man was
long ago driven from the dune country, his spirit still ex-
erts a certain magical spell over the dunes. Out of these
nightly shadows comes the spell of mystery. And out of
one of these mists, which appear in the night, came the
form of Naeta, the Spirit of the Dunes, once an Indian
maiden with sparkling eyes and raven hair. It was Naeta
who lured the soul of Taqua, a warrior, to do brave and
daring deeds. As Naeta came to Taqua and encouraged him
in his life, Naeta again appeared and lured the souls of
the class of 1919 to peer into the shadowy depths of the fu-
ture. Naeta addressed herself first to Arthur O'Hara, say-
ing, "You have started on the right path because yours is
a presidential one." Arthur's face beamed at these words,
and the crown of his head corresponded to his face.
Over in the corner sat Ruth Wolf, on one side Joe Ja-
cobson and on the other Lester Dubetz. The same old
triangle, two men and a woman. Naeta addressed the
three, saying: "This triangle will be a paper triangle, with
Lester as editor-in-chief: Ruth as society editor, and Joe
as printer. In later years you, Ruth, will become so im-
portant to the paper and to Lester that, when he says the
fatal words, you will answer, 'Yes'."
Seeing the worried look on Frank Kendrick's face,
Naeta said: "You will reach your goal as the most famous
surgeon of America after many years of study and per-
forming some miraculous operations upon your worthy
While looking over the number of girls that in their
minds thought their career lay in teaching school in this
part of the country, she found that fate had planned for
their future in different ways. She first addressed Helen
Cannon, saying: "Your work does not lie on this side of
the water: but among the Japanese little folks, teaching
them their first lessons in English."
Next she spoke to Lois Hutchins: "Lois, with your
winning smile you will encourage the eyes of little folks to
see all kinds of imaginary pictures, while on your story-
telling tours of the world."
To Florence Bernstein Naeta said: "Your work as a
supervisor of Expression will be carried on in the Gary
schools and in those which have followed the Gary sys-
tem." Naeta then turned to Alef Blake, saying: "Alef, af-
ter years of study in Norway and Sweden, you will become
the instructress of folk-dancing in the State University of
Texas. Naeta then spoke to Katherine Potee and said,
"After preparing for a domestic science teacher, you will
find yourself stressing your efforts upon dishes for two, in-
stead of upon the endless bread line of Emerson school."
"Your work, Grace Philips, lies in the translation of
the old classics. Your book on research work will be a
worthy addition to the language instructor's library."
Naeta said to Mildred Blachly, "Among shelves of books
your future lies, particularly in the rhymes and fables for
the little folks."
When Bessie Friedman saw Naeta look at her, her
eyes danced, and she was very eager to hear her fate:
"Your gowns, Bessie, will far surpass Lady Duff Gordon's."
In the depths of Ruby Scott's eyes Naeta read: "Your
ambitious goal will be reached after many years of toil
with paints and canvas. Your wordless pictures will be
viewed by your classmates in all the famous galleries of the
The twins of our class, May Donnelly and Elina Salmi,
were as usual busily engaged in conversation. It would
certainly seem unnatural to think of these close compan-
ions as separated: therefore the words of Naeta were not
surprising: "You, May, will take Elina to your native land,
England, and there you girls will attend school, later intro-
ducing the Gary school system into a private institution."
Standing next to the twins and casting one of those
longing looks from his black volume to a little blushing
maid, in the corner, was Frank Kelso. Naeta looked at the
Bible in his hand, feeling there was little to say, but I
think the last half of her speech was a surprise to all, for
she said: "You, Frank, of course, will follow your chosen
ministerial path, and your pretty wife, May Uhl, will
brighten and make it easier."
Naeta then addressed Oscar Strom: "At West Point
you will be visited by your many friends because at this
place you will fulfill your military ambitions."
The seeress next seemed to turn her glance to one of
the stars: but it was only our class giant, Adelbert Ver-
plank: "You will meet your final success by inventing the
most perfect of the moving picture talking machines."
Two of our athletes hadn't seemed especially interested
in having their futures revealed: but when Naeta addressed
Harold Harris, he was only too willing to listen: "Your
athletic career has not been in vain, for in later years the
tables will change and you will be coaching the teams 'to
The midget of the class, Robert Friese, was at ease in
this dune land. This was what Naeta said to Robert: "As
the champion skier of the world you will be known."
Mildred Feuer and Stella Copeland were discussing
marriage and men very seriously when Naeta spoke to
Mildred: "Your course in architecture will greatly benefit
you in building your spacious home on the Hudson."
"Your career as a stenographer will be short, for your life
Work lies in the thrills of movie land."
The Indian spirit turned then to Hazel Erlandson and
said: "Across the water in the land of devastation you will
plan for the reconstruction of the renowned creations of
The girl with the creative mind is Berneil Davis. To
her Naeta said: "Your Work with your deft fingers amidst
bits of ribbon, flowers, and cloth will prove so successful
that all well-dressed women will insist upon the Davis
trade-mark in their hats."
Only one member of the class happens to have musi-
cal ambitions. This is Ruth Davis, whom Naeta next ad-
dressed: "Ruth, the music from your violin will sway hun-
dreds to ecstasy and applause?
Next to Ruth stood Helen Haas, anxiously waiting. To
her Naeta said: "Your career as a business woman will be
known especially in the east."
Donald McArthur and Herbert Plowman seemed to
feel that they were being slighted by Naeta, but she next
turned to them and said: "Both of you boys have a future
in engineering: Donald will become the head engineer in
the Illinois Steel Company and Herbert will find his success
in the mills at Pittsburg."
Jessie Klinedorf and Mildred Freeburg were next to
be told their fates. Naeta said: "You girls will enjoy life
in a private kindergarten in California, among the sun-
shine and flowers."
Speaking to two of our demurest members, Kate Clark
and Madge Forsch: "You -girls will enter the matrimonial
path rather early in life, but yours will be a happy one fal-
though Madge will have some trouble in choosing the right
Will wonders ever cease? Of course, everyone thought
Naeta would tell Eva Sprowls about her happy married
lifeg but instead she said: "Your work as a stenographer
will become so famous that your future work lies in our
well loved capital."
Last, but not least, Naeta spoke to Gladys Briggs:
"Your work, Gladys, is among the noise of typewriters in
a commercial department as the instructressf'
Having given all the members of the class of 1919 a
glimpse into the shadowy depths of their future, just as
Naeta had appeared out of one of the nightly mists, she
disappeared with the nightly shadows.
-Alegm Nesbit, 1919.
My M E IT remembered, that We, the Senior Class of
QQ 45f Emerson School, of the City of Gary, being of
cgl gv sound mind and disposing memory, and being
'f' , ff forced by the decree of Fate to sink into noth-
F ingness by ending our High School career and
to break loose from much that has been of service to
us, and being mindful of our approaching demise and dis--
solution, do declare this to be our last will and testament
in manner and form following, that is to say:
Item I. We bequeath our extreme loyalty, our sound
judgment, and good "stand in" with Mr. Spaulding to the
Item II. Arthur O'Hara, the class President, leaves
to Robert O'Connor his position as interlocutor of the Min-
strels, and his ability to keep red hair glossy and wavy.
Lois Hutchins, our Secretary, wills her sweet disposi-
tion and Sophomore boy to Clara Hogan.
From the Harris estate, we do will and bequeath unto
George Dunleavy a robust frame and ability to make "var-
Jessie Klinedorf wills her genuine maiden blushes to
Kathryn Witwer, which we hope she will use.
Frank Kendrick wills his love of the fairer sex and
the privilege of becoming acquainted with all new girls to
Mildred Feuer and Stella Copeland, our "classy"
dancers, leave their ability to Lucille Young and Anna
Adelbert Verplank bequeathes his new spring suit to
"Mickey" Hanlan, and in case he does not need it, it will
then be passed on to Guy Henderson.
From the Nesbit estate, Alegra's ability in oratorical
contests is willed to Bernice Wilson, and her popularity
with the teachers will be given to Martha Hammond.
Carl Johnson bequeathes his extended vocabulary
and his ability to keep calm during football practice to his
namesake, Roswell Johnson.
Mildred Freeburg Wills her position as yell-leader and
privilege to organize a Senior W. W. W. club to Mercedes
Lester Dubetz and Joe Jacobson will their "clevah"
sayings and dancing pumps to Louis Rappeport and Ren-
Ruth Davis leaves to Helen Hauprich her ability "to
make the piano talk."
Donald McArthur wills his skill in oratory and rib-
bons won at the Lake County Track-Meet to Sherwood
May Uhl leaves her dimple and charming ways to Etta
Grace Phillips and Oscar Strom leave behind their
taxi rides and Sunday afternoon walks to Edward Wilson
and Marcella McCormick.
Frank Kelso and Herbert Plowman hand on their
knowledge of "Math" to Jerome Pycha.
Berneil Davis bequeaths her popularity to Marjorie
Ruth Wolf leaves to Gladys Hancock her social ability
and privilege of having a "steady."
Gladys Briggs and Hazel Papka will their conversa-
tional powers to Floret Ohrenstein and Hermine Alschuler.
Ruby Scott wills to Marjorie Tucker her artistic skill.
Florence Bernstein leaves her ability in elocution to
Alef Blake wills her skill in basketball to Mary O'Hara.
Helen Cannon leaves her charm and personality to
Robert Freise Wills his "stand in" with Miss Lynch to
Madge Forsch bequeaths her good looks to Fay
Harold Smith wills his popularity with the ladies to
Mildred Blachly leaves her "real-for-sure" auto to
May Donnelly and Elina Salmi will their 95's each
month to Jennie Cole and Ethel Larson.
George Strom leaves his talkative nature to Henry
Hazel Erlandson leaves her recipe for happiness to
Malvina Onson, Dagmar Brink, and Ellen Strom will
receive from our entire team the privilege to win the basket-
ball tournament the coming year.
And, as to all the rest, of whatever nature or kind, we
do hereby give and bequeath to those of the Junior Class
as yet unprovided for. And lastly do make, constitute, and
appoint Miss M. Knickerbocker and Mr. E. A. Spaulding
to be executors of this, our last will and testament.
-Eva Sprowls, Scribe.
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Football 'l7, 'l8, 'l9.
Basketball 'l7, IS, 'l9.
Track 'l7, 'l8, 'l9.
Baseball 'l7. 'l9.
J. EDWIN SMITH. JR.
nFl'f3l10Undn DOROTHY C-REENWALD
ETHEL LARSON Asst. Editor Annual 'l9. "Dog"
HEI" Football 'lB, 'l9.
Basketball .l9 Class Historian 'l8.
Track '17, 'l8, 'l9.
Rep. at N. Incl. Oratorical 'l8.
Annual Board 'I9, Student COUI'lCil
CLADYS HANCOCK MAURICE FRIEDMAN LUCILLE YOUNG
"Temper" "lVlaurie" H , H
Basketball 'l7, 'l8, 'l9. Band.
Hockey 'l7, 'lS, 'l9. Orchestra. Baseball 'U'
Tennis 'I7, 'l8. Class Basketball 'l9. '
Athletic Association 'l7, 'l5. Vice-President of Class 'l9. Basketball I8'
Chorus 'l9. Treasurer 'l8.
ROSWELL B. jOHNSON
Chorus 'l5, 'l9.
Class Secretary 'l9.
Oratorical Prelims. 'lH.
Class Baseball 'l9.
Basketball 'l8, 'l9.
Athletic Association 'I9.
Class Secretary 'l7.
Track 'l8, 'l9.
Football Squad 'l9.
Basketball Squad 'l9.
Class Baseball '19,
Class Basketball 'l9.
Hockey 'l7, 'l9
EDWARD WILSON ROBERT O'CONNOR l'iLORl'1-li OHRENSTEIN
"Siwasl1" "Sunshine" HH I,
Track 'l7, 'l8. lVlARj0RlE CLARKE Football 'l8, 'l9. I
Yell Leader 'l8. 'l9. N H Basketball Mgr. 'l9. Chorus 'Ig' 'IQ4
Oratorical Prelims. 'l8. Marge Track 'l8, '19, s
Class President 'l7. Annual Board 'l9. Hockey lg'
Class Basketball 'I7, 'l8. Oratorical Prelims.
ROLAND ROLEY jENNlE COLE
"Apache" "Jennie Jinx"
Class Baseball 'l8, Hockey '19-
Class Football 'l7. Basketball
Track Squad ' l 9.
Basketball Squacl 'l9.
Class Basketball 'l9.
Class Baseball 'l9.
Football Squacl 'l8, 'l9.
Hockey 'I7, 'lS, 'l9.
Basketball 'l7, 'l8, 'l9.
FRANCIS HEYDORN IVIADGE FOGLER
Treasurer 'l9. llockey 'l9.
Student Council 'l9.
Oratorical Prelims. 'lS.
llockey ' l 9.
JEROME W. PYCHA HELEN BRUCK ETTA WEBER MARTHA HAMMOND
"Cubel'J" "Breclcie" uvamfln Ulvlafllen
Football Squad 'l9. Basketball 'l9. Hockey 'lg' 'lg'
HENRY GREEN FAYE HOLMES KATHERINE WITWER DOLORES BIERWAGEN
ulk H HB E U "Salome" b I .9
ey rown yes Basketball ,l7. ,la Class Hlstorlan l .
Class Basketball 'l9. Hockey 'I8' I9-
Class Treasurer 'l7, 'l8.
Chorus 'l8. 'l9.
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JOHN BOWERS ELLEN STROM ENIIL BOWMAN
"Blubber" "Ell" 'APinky"
Baskelball Squad 'l9, Basketball 'l9. Class Baseball 'l9.
Class Baseball 'l9, Hockey 'l8, 'l9. Football Squacl 'l9.
Class Basketball 'l9.
Basketball 'l7, 'l8, 'l9.
Hockey 'l7, 'l8, 'l9.
Tennis 'l7, 'l8.
ARNOLD l,lEBERlVlAN CLAUDIA ISAY LOUIS RAPPEPORT
usocratesl' "Skinny" "Two-Cupsn
Student Council 'l9. Declamatory Prelims. 'l8, 'l9. Football 'l9.
Class Basketball 'l9.
Class Baseball 'l9.
Basketball Squad 'l9.
HELEN WARNER I
WILLIAM CYBRIEN BERNICE WILSON GILBERT GREENBERG ARDATH RALPH
"Admiral" "Fish" "Shark" HR. D."
Hockey 'Ig' Class Fomball 'I7' Declamalory Prelims, 'IS
Basketball ' I 9.
THE JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY
wiv It .J OOKING back over the past three years, we feel
Sig a thrill of pride in knowing that we are stu-
dents in Emerson. We came back last fall
with the intention of "doing something" and
keeping up the good name we had made as
Freshmen and Sophomores.
We started our career as Juniors with our first class
meeting when we elected George Dunleavy as president,
well knowing that he was big enough to command order
and take the lead through the year. Maurice Friedman, an
able worker, was made vice-president. Finding out what a
good mind Roswell Johnson had, we elected him secretary.
Mary O'Hara and Francis Heydorn, both quite capable of
collecting money, filled the position of treasurer. Glenn
Rearick and Clara Hogan were chosen as Student Council
deputies and the Athletic Association representatives were
Marjorie Hall and Edwin Smith.
Having been organized, we entered into all fields of
high school work with the greatest vim and interest. The
first activity of the, year was football. Our classmen, Bob
O'Connor, Ed Smith, and George Dunleavy, were the stars
from the Junior class.
Hockey came next. The girls certainly did work hard
to have the team one of which the class might be proud-
and they succeeded, for they came off victorious in every
game. The "champs" were entertained by the losing teams
at a fancy dress party, at which the "E's" were awarded.
In basketball-as in everything-our boys were in the
front rank. Again George Dunleavy and Ed Smith got
into the fight and helped make Emerson's team what it is.
The rest of the class, being loyal and full of "pep," came
out in full force for all the games. The girls also again
broke a record by winning every basketball game they
played, even against the Seniors.
Our class as a whole has not had the opportunity to do
much in a social way, although it has furnished the incen-
tive for a number of after-school activities. Of course, the
"Prom" is always the greatest event of the year, and the
very mention of the word causes a thrill.
Not so many entered the Oratorical Contest this year
as previously, but Claudia Isay did her best for the girls,
and Robert O'Connor and Ed Smith represented the boys.
In the contest chorus appeared all whose voices were
not spoiled by yelling at the basketball games.
In writing our annals, we must not forget the Min-
strels. Some of the boys who helped make it a great suc-
cess were: O'Connor, Dunleavy, Green, Johnson, Judson,
Pycha, and Smith.
With all the pleasures we have had this year we have
not neglected our studies. Indeed, we hardly know a fail-
ure. We are truly grateful to the teachers of Emerson for
their help and guidance. Now, as we are ready to embark
on our course as Seniors, we feel confident that we shall
maintain our optimistic spirit, loyalty, and confidence in
good old Emerson, and that we shall do our school credit
through its own influence.
-Clam H ogrm, '20,
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President, Helen Hauprich Treasurer, Arthur Travers
Vice-President, Mortimer Feder Athletic Asociation, Marion Gale
Secretary, Bessie Harris Athletic Association, Sam Honorof
Treasurer, Martha Taylor Student Council, Arnold Lieberman
Student Council, Marion Albright
SOPHOMORE CLASS HISTORY
.,V,,,v,i,,.' THE fall of 1917 we entered Emerson as
N Ill I Freshies, but even if we were only "Freshies",
all of us were determined to show what we
,IBN 'f could do, both for our school and ourselves.
- A year later the greater part of us came
back to begin our Sophomore studies with the same idea in
mind as we had had before, but this time even more de-
termined. To give this determination a voice we elected
Helen Hauprich, president, Mortimer Feder, vice-president
fthanks to the faithfulness of our president, he has had no
opportunity to presidejg Bessie Harris, secretary, and
Arthur Travers and Martha.Taylor, treasurer. With these
officers, Clyde Barber and Arnold Lieberman as our repre-
sentatives in the League of Nations Qin other words, the
Student Councilb, and Sam Honoroff and Marion Gale in
the Athletic Association, we knew we could do almost
Among our athletes such celebrities U7 as Frank
Quinlan, Frank Sibley, Eugene Dils, and Ross Sibley
showed themselves. In order to support these stars and the
rest of the teams, Sophomores have always been on the
sidelines as well as in the gamej Also the Sophomores have
been well represented at all mass meetings and other af-
fairs of the same nature.
In other branches also, Sophomores have always been
well to the front. This is shown by the fact that Mr. Sny-
der chose a great many Sophomores for the contest chorus.
Any teacher in Emerson will tell you of the fine records
their Sophomore students are making.
Probably Emerson students wonder why the Sopho-
more class has not given any social affairs. The reason
for this is very evidentg society and studies do not go to-
gether well. As one or the other had to be dropped, the
social side was left out. This phase of school life will soon
be brought back into the lime-light by us, since most of us
now have enough points to our credit to drop some of our
academic work, thus leaving us more time for recreation.
With the determination to succeed, we feel that al-
though we have made many records for ourselves in the
past two years, the coming years of our connection with
Emerson will be of even more value to Emerson and us.
So we leave Emerson at the end of our second year, ready
to come back next year and establish better and greater
records for ourselves.
-Hotwy Steiner, '21.
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President, Virginia Chase Treasurer, Lucille Shetfer
Vice-President, Emlyn Jones Athletic Association, Julia Child
Secretary, Sanford Aldrich Athletic Association, Ward Hyle
T1'eaSu1'e1', Robert Krueger Student Council, Beatrice Nesbit Student Council, Robert Rickard
J enibee Coats
Vernon Duke -
Joseph St. Clair
Lawrence Sizer Berdena Troutman John Wallace Clare Watson Charles Wise
Mike Shellhouse Arthur Travers Arva Wheeler Mildred Wulfing Alvin Wood
June Strait William Tuft Norman Winter James Wynn Victor Weigel
Helen Sprowls Dorothy Verplank Laddie Wilson Helen Wildermuth Rex Young
Leona Todd Marguerite Yoder
FRESHMAN CLASS HISTORY
-gi-FW-33-I THE class of '22, though young in experience,
A I are rich in promise. Although not permitted
to entertain our respected "elders" in as lavish
a way as we should desire, we have, neverthe-
less, made several fairly successful attempts.
That these affairs did not prove to be brilliant social func-
tions is not our fault. We had the spirit, but the Seniors,
fearing that our inexperience would cause a "fiasco", took
the reins from our reluctant hands.
You can not, however, down a "freshy". We succeed-
ed in placing one of our members on the basketball varsity
team-our honorable Alvin Wood-better known, outside of
classes, as "Tonic". He also, with Willis Slosson, Ervin
Hubinger, and Frank Quinlan, made the football varsity
Our boys claimed a good basketball team, but when the
test came, they failed to "put it over" on the upper class
teams. The personnel of the team included: Tyrie Robbins,
Harry Ryan, Harold Sanderson, Alvin Wood, Ervin Hu-
binger, Fred Bynon, and Robert Pickard.
Although the girls can claim no such prodigy as
Wood, they have all shown much skill in hockey and basket
ball, at least as much as could be expected of "freshies".
The hockey team members were: Mary Atvas, Clara
Beerman, Helen Fogler, Crystal Fisher, Georgia Hutson,
Florence Kunert, Fanny Lakin, Sarah Manalan, Vera
Pisarski, Helen Sprouls, Alyne Szold, June Strait, Helen
Wildermuth, and their industrious captain, Virginia Chase.
Although the team fought very bravely in battle, they could
not get "over the top", leaving the Juniors as champions.
At a banquet and cotillion, given in honor of the Junior
team, by the other teams, the "Freshies", with beaming
faces, triumphantly received their E's.
The basket-ball team including Anna Johnson, Mar-
garet McNeill, Eileen Endicott, Lillian Heflich, Clara
Beerman, and Fanny Lakin, had a little trouble in showing
off their skill because several of their best players were in-
eligible. For this we do not apologize, as it is a common
disease among the "Freshies".
Last summer, the Emerson "Freshy" girls won the
summer school base-ball tournament. The following girls
won E's: Julia Child, Martha Taylor, Alyne Szold, Florence
Asher, and Fanny Lakin. These E's have not been award-
ed yet, but the girls have not yet lost all hope of ever get-
Space will not permit us to enumerate further our
many achievements. If, however, by any chance we have
awakened your interest in us, we close with this parting
challenge-you'll have to go some to hit our pace.
-Alyne Szold, '22
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. HE OLD fence on the back campus creaked and
groaned under the weight of manhood which
its advanced years were scarcely able to bear.
lg? se,' i The younger sons of Emerson College were
W ' perched in silence along the fence, each one
evidently suffering from an acute attack of spring fever.
Every few minutes a long sigh was drawn, and except for
this very little was said. They had the satisfaction, how-
ever, of knowing there Was someone to talk to if they had
the desire to talk.
Suddenly "Chuck" Rider seemed to come to life.
"Whoopee, fellows, I've got it!"
"What?" questioned Slim Fitzpatrick.
., "I've got an idea, for a wonder."
"Well, tell it!" said one of the fellows.
"You were all trying to think of some penalty to give
MacMasters for breaking that rule about coming into the
dining room before the Seniors were all in. Well I've
thought of one. You know the- kid's so homesick he's near-
ly crazy-his little brother had scarlet fever at Christmas
-and he's never been away from home before. He leaves
on his spring vacation tomorrow. Well, it's like this. To-
night we'll tell Bob that the only way he can square him-
self is to act as a regular "swell" from the time he reaches
home tomorrow till the same time the next day. His family
are crazy about him, and maybe they won't have a fit."
"Say, do you think he'd do anything like that when
he's so crazy to get home?"
"I'm telling you he'd do anything for Sigma Chi."
That evening when Robert MacMasters learned his
fate, all the joy had seemed to go out of his life. He was
a good sport though. And he had broken the rules of his
fraternity, and must pay the price. But it was his first
year away from home. Why couldn't they have let him have
his first vacation in peace?
"Remember, Dick McVeah lives in Oakdale too, so
there's no escape, old man," had been the last words he
had heard as he boarded the train.
The train that was carrying him home seemed im-
measurably slow to him. He was going to see again the
low sprawling station, with the dray backed up against it.
His father should be there with the car that he had driven
almost a million miles. Maybe he would have the kid with
him too. As the train whistle blew its welcome to the little
town he called home, Bob jumped and rushed out to the
steps of the car. Suddenly Dick McVeah appeared in the
door of the next coach. The look in his eyes was enough to
make Bob remember what he was to do. Drawing a long
sigh and straightening his shoulders, he walked out to the
platform to do his duty for Sigma Chi.
"Howjadew, fawther'?" he said in a well modulated
voice, giving his cane a swaggering little twist, adjusting
his monocle, and at the same time trying to suppress Zip's
joy at seeing again the old familiar places. All this brought
his assumed dignity near to peril, but with an effort he
regained it. "Bah Jove, you have the little chawp too!
How awh you, old top?"
"Howd'y Son," said Mr. MacMasters. Many people
had said that a year of college would ruin his son, and here
he was to prove the truth of the prediction.
Mr. MacMasters drew a long sigh as he looked his son
over and said, "Well, let's go home."
They left the platform and climbed into the waiting
"Want to drive?" asked Robert's father, in his laconic
"No thanks, I'm afraid I'll soil my gloves. I wouldn't
want to do that, doncha know."
"How's the mater?"
"Mother, Bah J ove, fawther, you're rich."
"More ways than one, I suppose."
They had reached the MacMasters home by this time
and Robert walked in, in the most imposing manner, leav-
ing his father to carry in the luggage.
Mrs. MacMasters rushed to the door, joyously, but
when she saw her son standing there with a cane, a pipe,
and a monocle, all she could utter was "Robert!"
"Yes, mothah deah, aren't you glad to see your son '?"
"Why- -why certainly. Come right in. Supper is al-
most ready. And I suppose you will want to wash up a bit
before we eat." I
"You say dinnah is almost ready. How very chawm-
ing! Yes, I must brush up a trifle aftah that beastly jour-
ney. See you later, mater deah,"
"Yes, I suppose so," said his mother in a rather puz-
zled way. Was this her son, her frank, whole-hearted son
whom she had sent away last fall? Could this be he?
She turned and faced her husband.
"Well?" he said.
"Oh George," was all she could say.
That night at "dinnah" Robert's father tried to enliven
things a little by inquiring about the work at college.
"Yes, I'm quite fond of it, doncha know. Should you
care to know my schedule? I have psychology, chemistry,
entomology in the morningg sociology, biology, and English
literature in the afternoon."
"Say, son, don't they have any foot-ball-ology at
"Yes, but that's for merely the "beef" of the school.
We, of the aesthetic type, do not care for that sort of
During the meal, his mother announced that she had
asked a group of young people to the house that night, as
a welcome for him. There were just to be some of his old
"I reckon it will be a terrible bore, but I'll try to pull
"Robert!" said his mother again, in a hurt voice.
"I'm sorry, mother, I didn't mean that," said Robert,
for the moment reverting to his natural self. Mr. MacMas-
ters looked up as though he sensed the real Bob MacMas-
ters. In an instant, however, Bob was back in the assum-
ed self again.
"But these little gatherings are boresome, sometimes,
doncha know, though I hope this one won't be," he said in
a very doubtful voice.
In a short time Bob came down stairs in a full dress
suit, his monocle and a wrist watch. Now above all things
that Mr. MacMasters detested was a man's wearing a
wrist watch. Bob noticed the red creeping all over his face,
and his hard breathing. He thought, "Here's where I
end," but that was not yet to be.
"Will you kindly remove that thing from around your
"Why fawther, the most prominent of the elite are
wearing wrist watches now. Why should you object ?"
"I don't care who's wearing them. Please take that
thing off to oblige me."
Robert took it off for the time being, but soon had it
By this time the guests had begun to arrive. First
came a group of girls, and in a few moments the boys en-
"How childish!" said Robert to his mother. "Don't
the men here know enough to call for a girl ?"
In the room where the girls were removing their
wraps, remarks were flying, thick and fast.
"Isn't he stunning, girls?"
"A real man."
"I didn't get a good look at him. Has he changed
"Has he, well-" .
"Did you see? He had a wrist watch and a monocle!"
"This is the best ever. Won't Katy be angry because
she didn't come?"
In the room where the boys were, remarks were flying
thick and fast, but they were remarks of another type.
"Well, if he isn't the worst that ever hit the town, I
don't know what I'm talking about."
"A monocle and a wrist watch, did you see it? Wow l"
"I'd go and jump in the lake before I'd make such a
fool of myself, so help me, judge."
"There's a new girl here tonight," said Mrs. MacMas-
ters to her son. "Won't you be especially nice to her ?"
"If I can," he said with a sigh. "I'll try, tho', for you,
"Why under the sun does he call me that, and what
does it mean ?" asked Mrs. MacMasters of her husband.
"Search me," was the reply.
The guests were coming downstairs now, and each
one had to renew his acquaintance with Mr. MacMasters,
When Bob was introduced to the "new girl" he was
heard to murmur, "Chawmed, I'm suahf' The other girls
"turned green with envy," and refused to have anything
more to do with Barbara Stanford the rest of the evening.
She did not mind this, however, as Bob monopolized her
most of the time she was there.
"Please be nice to the other girls, too, Bob," whispered
his mother to him once during the evening.
"She's such a chawming little thing, and I fear the
others would bore me. By the way, mother, I prefer to be
Miss Stanford was indeed a "chawming little thing."
She had dark, fluffy hair, large blue eyes, fringed with
dark lashes, and a small, rather childish looking mouth.
She seemed the butterfly type of girl, prattling on about
nothing in particular, and loking rather puzzled when Bob
talked of his 'ies and 'ologies.
The other girls grew more and more jealous as the
evening went on, and the remarks to be heard now were
scarcely as complimentary as those upstairs.
"He's not so good-looking when you get up close to
"Did you see the way he screws up his face when he
puts that monocle in his eye '?"
"Yes, isn't it ridiculous?"
The next morning Robert informed his mother that
she need not expect him home to lunch, as he was to have
lunch with Miss Stanford. It was Saturday and she was
not busy, so she said. He did not know what a little thing
like her could be busy at, any way.
"Very Well," said his mother. "Evidently you no longer
care for your home!"
"It isn't that, mother deah, but a man must have a
Robert called for Miss Stanford, and as she came out
he noticed that she was even prettier than she had been
the night before.
"Here's my chance," thought Bob. "I'll have one last
splurge and then I'll tell 'em what it's all about. Maybe
I'm not going to make Barbara Stanford's eyes stick out
On their way to the Blue Bird tea room, where they
were to lunch, Bob began to talk. He told her everything
he knew about psychology, about poetry, literature, in fact,
he told her everything he knew about anything.
After the matinee which they had attended Bob was
still feeling quite boastful, and, desiring to show there was
still a little bit more that he knew, he began to talk of
early Rome. Then he talked of Caesar and the study of
"This man Orgetorix-you probably never studied
Latin and never heard of him-he was a fine fighter,
though I abhor the thought of war."
They were at the door of Miss Stanford's home. The
temptation was too great for her to resist.
"Yes, sonny," she said, "I know all about this man Or-
getorix. I have taught Latin for three years."
"For the love of Mike!"
"Mother ! Mother! Mother I"
Mrs. MacMasters came running down with a fright-
ened expression on her face, to see her son standing in the
doorway waving his arms and yelling at the top of his
"What is it, Robert '?" A
"Stop that Robert stuff and come here and kiss me,
quick! It was all a joke, but I'm the biggest joke around
He laughingly told his mother how he had broken his
fraternity oath and this had been his punishment. He
also told her how he had told Miss Stanford everything he
knew to make a good impression, and how she had turned
the tables and the joke was at the present time on him.
"And to think," he said thoughtfully, "she's such a little
-Lois Hutchins, '19.
"Too wonderful its way to tell,
As is the eagle's in the air."
Is it not strange to you
That waters, like runners, rush over the land as they do?
Turning and dashing, through forest crashing,
Over plains far away coursing and whirling?
In deepening ways, the waters bend,
Extending from source to no lasting end,
And though common it is and in courses it goes,
Yet is it not strange how the water fast flows?
Loose, the village it rounds, fields nearing in bounds,
And where to lower levels it must, down pouring it leaps,
And onward the stream, alive, much alive,
A traveler strange, at no stop to arrive.
Far from unblending clamor and wearisome routine,
It brings, alone in its peace, calm and serene,
Old nature's constant self, sublime,
Grandeur's true majestic clime.
Where the moon softly steals its path by night,
Through sky slowly making across, splendid sight,
It flows, and lighted, the moon's unfixed figure it holds,
And when winds ruiiie, it ripples its folds.
Ofttimes o'er tumbling stream from out underbrush thick,
Is carried a call, sylvan, specific:
While the big beast turns to see who has watched
Him utter his call, so fearless and proud. '
Then down the high bank to the rocky bed,
He comes to the water with unhurried tread,
Drinks, and while lapping, nature's tongue his mate discloses,
Whose coming twigs tell. In challenge he pauses.
-Frank Kelso, '19.
'Twas Commencement Day, and all through the school
Everyone was astir-there was no heed of rule
Books were turned in and lockers were cleared,
Monthly report cards were no longer feared.
Language and history, science and art,
In the lives of the students had each played a part g
Auditorium hour, the most dreaded by all,
Was naught but a shadow in memory's hall.
In high school athletics many laurels were won,
Combined with hard Work and plenty of fun,
In choral contests and oratoricals, too,
The trophies earned were many, not few.
In tennis and hockey, football and track,
Emerson's foe was always forced back,
All through the year, in many a fray,
Ever on top waved the Gold and the Gray.
The "Hunt" and the "Prom," the renowned Senior play,
And many gay parties in the "gym" held sway.
The Baccalaureate Sermon, which we should never forget,
And the Class Night, where for the last time we all met.
As during the four years of our high school course
For our school colors we'd yell till almost hoarse,
Now do not forget our banner so dear,
The Gold and the Gray, let's give it a cheer!
' -H ermine Alschuler, '20.
THE GHOST OF THE MANOR
iflfgj SUMMER holidays had come. A long, weary
term of college life was over, and with a thrill
of delight I seated myself on the train that was
1Axai2U to bear me to my aunt's home in Kincora.
Having reached my journey's end, I
jumped to the platform where my aunt was already
awaiting my arrival. We drove off rapidly through the
glens and mountains of this wild region and towards night-
fall we reached the Manor, an old castle of Elizabethan
architecture. Several other guests had arrived, mostly old
friends of Aunt Grace's. All the bedrooms were occupied
except one in the western wing, which was called "The Tur-
ret Room," and which had the reputation of being
haunted. Now, I was not over-anxious to occupy this
room, but of course. I could never tell anyone that, and in
my attempt at bravery I insisted so strongly that I be al-
lowed to sleep in it, that, after some consideration my aunt
The walls were hung with scarlet tapestry, which had
lost most of their former beauty, for time had had its ef-
fect. The mantelpiece was of curious structure, and the
wall above it was panelled. Firmly set in one of the panels
was an oil painting of an old ancestor of mine. As I gazed
on it, I thought I had never seen so kind or sympathetic a
countenance. A large bed of oaken frame with canopy
stood in the middle of the room. Two old-fashioned chairs
and a rather curious dressing table and washstand com-
pleted the furniture of the room.
I was just settling down to sleep when a slight sound
caught my ears. It seemed as if someone were walking in
stockinged feet around the room. I looked up, quivering
"like an aspen leaf in the wind." And then-oh, horror of
horrors! a form stood by my bedside. I was too paralyzed
to move or scream. I just lay and stared at this apparition,
and gradually the supernatural being seemed to become fa-
miliar. The kindly eyes, the pathetic and loving counte-
nance, the curly hair, and-Heavens! It was my ancestor,
he whose portrait I had seen set in the panelling above the
mantelpiece. As I gazed in awe and dread on the spectre,
I clearly discerned his curly hair, his cravat, and riding
coat. In his hand he held a riding whip, and wore large
hunting boots on his feet. His eyes were sunken, his face
worn, his cheeks pale and wrinkled, and his hands thin
He gazed on me for awhile, and then in a voice infi-
nitely pathetic and gentle he said, "My child, Divine guid-
ance has led you here tonight. Every year, at this time, for
centuries gone by, I have come here to unfold my sad tale
to some human being, and every time I have been disap-
pointed, finding this room empty and uninhabited. Now I
will unburden myself to you.
"In the time when the cruel Elizabeth sat on the throne
of England, I, your ancestor, lived in this castle. The Eng-
lish queen desired to force the inhabitants of this fair
land to submit to her laws, and employed cruel methods to
obtain her ends. Carew, her tool, wrought havoc wherever
he went. Countless numbers of lords and chieftains fled,
for they knew it was useless to resist the well-organized
army of Elizabeth. I remained, intending to hide some
valuable papers and heirlooms, and then to follow my wife
and children, whom I sent to safety. There, in the wood-
work above the mantelpiece, is a button, which, when
pressed, causes one of the panels to slide back and reveal
a long, winding staircase leading down into a secret room.
In that room I hid the papers and other treasures belong-
ing to the house.
"As I was remounting the stairs, I stumbled, for it was
very dark, and, being rather old and weak, I fell back-
wards, the force of the fall killing me. The rest of the
story is easily told. The soldiers never came. The warn-
ing had been a false one. But my wife never returned.
She died in France.
"Some years afterwards, my only son returned, and
found the castle intact, though sadly neglected. After a
few years of care, however, it was in as good repair as
ever. And thus it has been handed down from generation
to generation, to your family. Now, my child, I make this
prophecy: The day will come when Ireland will regain her
place among the nations of the earth, and that day is not
far distant. And now I will say farewell. My time is
spent, and my spirit will now wander no more."
The spectre vanished, and I was left alone in the "Tur-
ret Room". My head felt dizzy, my temples throbbed, my
surroundings were gradually disappearing, and in spite of
all my courage, I became unconscious.
It was daylight when I regained consciousness. I
could hear the chirping of the robins, as they sang their
morning hymn. I was, however, too weak to rise, and when
my aunt came to see what was detaining me, I told her the
whole story. She was inclined to disbelieve me, but after
feeling on the panelling for a long time, she found the but-
ton and when she pressed it, the panel slid back. That
seemed proof enough that my story was not a mere dream,
but still she was not convinced, so when the guests had de-
parted, we descended the secret stairway, and there found
many valuable heirlooms, which we had often wondered
about, but there were no documents of any kind.
Little more remains to be told, except that this adven-
ture cured me of any desire to sleep in a haunted room.
And I may say that, beautiful as the place was, and in spite
of my aunt's kindness, I took my departure from the manor
as soon as I could do so graciously. I spent the rest of my
vacation amid more enlivening surroundings, and soon for-
got the weird effect of this ominous incident.
-May Donnelly, '19
Fi f ty-six
HIGH SCHOOL DAYS
....:,,vH,,. N THE beginning of high school days the powers
'W that be created Latin,football,and mathematics.
Next they caused weeds and trees to spring up
li-M11 " in the Garden of Eden fthe school campusl.
-4 In the center of this great garden the grand
Temple of Learning was erected. They then created dis-
ciples Cteachersb and sent them into the Temple to teach
these things even unto the end of the world.
After completing the above tasks, they created the
class of '19 and decreed that they should enter into the
Temple, and be taught for four years. They were to be
allowed to taste freely of the trees of learning with the
exception of the tree of mischief.
Accordingly, in the ninth month of the year one thou-
sand nine hundred and fifteen A. D., the class of '19, along
with a multitude of similar beings, entered into the Temple
They immediately began to be taught concerning the
fundamentals of Latin, Algebra, and Right Living. After
hearing these subjects expounded for ten weary months,
the class of '19 at last escaped into the open sunshine for
a few days.
They were bowed down with their burdens at the ex-
piration of two short months. Lessons upon lessons
came pouring down upon them like unto the rain from
heaven, but these lessons did not return to the place from
whence they came. The class of '19, who were at that time
the Sophs. of '17, could not hear the still small voice say-
ing, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest." Instead of this comforting prom-
ise, they heard the stern voice of their teachers saying,
"Come unto me, ye numskulls, and I will give you more
In the year one thousand nine hundred and seventeen
the class of '19 entered upon the third year of
study and meditation in the Temple of Learning. The
visions and rights and privileges they would receive when
they became Seniors stirred this class of Juniors unto
higher and better things, and at the close of the term of
1918 these Juniors celebrated the last banquet with the
Seniors of '18,
At the beginning of the fall of 1918, the class of '19
entered into their Gethsemane Ctheir Senior yearl. They
trod the dark mazes of American History and Trigonom-
etry. They indulged in a few social functions during the
year, but the thoughts of a dreaded test next day pre-
vented these serious-minded Seniors from enjoying them-
selves. Now the end of the great drama of school life is
drawing to a close, and the class of '19 are nearing their
goal of graduating from the Temple of Learning. On the
eve of that fateful graduation the class feel as if the mists
have cleared away, and they await with anxious hearts the
day and hour when their doom will be pronounced.
There will be wailings and showers of good will when
the class of '19 leaves forever the blessed Temple of
-Alef Blake, '1.9.
THE SPECTATOR'S VISION
fAn imitation of the style of Addison's Sir Roger de Coverley Papersj
SEPTEMBER 4, 1711
Fere lribenter homines id quad volunt credunt. -
i, ,j HIS evening at a meeting of the Spectator Club
l our conversation drifted to the Gary schools.
Some of our members spoke for, and others
LAXQ against, the system. But upon investigation
it was found that there was no one among us
who was well acquainted with the system.
Sir Roger de Coverley, one of our members, became
interested. He is planning a business trip to the United
States, which will bring him near Gary. He has promised
to visit Gary and the schools and give us a report on his
NOVEMBER 26, 1711
Tempora imitantur et nos imitamur in illis.
Sir Roger de Coverley has just returned and was
among us tonight for the first time since his departure for
the United States. True to his promise, he visited Gary,
and this evening told us about his trip. I shall try to give
his description in his own words, as nearly as I can.
"Gentlemen," he began, "it has been some months
since I was last at a meeting of our club. During that time
I have seen many things which you may think incredible.
But, nevertheless, I shall tell you exactly what I saw, so
that you may form your own opinion of the system.
"I arrived at Gary about dusk one evening, and as
soon as I alighted from the train my surprises began. I
expected to find a small but growing town, an impression
which I had received from the fact that it is but twelve
years old. But instead, I found an already-established
bustling city. Never before have I seen such an army of
men as issued from the steel mills, near the station.
"But let us not dwell too long on the city itself. The
school which I saw on the next day was even more inter-
esting. I decided to visit the Emerson building, as I was
told that it was the most representative of all the schools
in the city. Determined to see the day's program from
start to finish, I was on the grounds of the school at 8 :30,
thinking it would be some time before the school began.
But to my astonishment, the classes were already in ses-
sion at this early hour.
"On ascending a broad flight of stairs in the front of
the building, I first noticed a door marked 'Auditoriumf
It sounded interesting, so I entered. To my utter amaze-
ment the room was dark but occupied. Then I saw that
moving pictures were being shown, the subject of which
was mining. Truly it was interesting as well as instruc-
"When the picture was finished the curtains were
opened. A man carrying a violin case came down the aisle
with a brisk step and ascended the stairs to the stage. He
announced a number and the singing began before I was
well aware of his presence. There was nothing slow about
this man, I thought, and in a moment my dpinion was con-
firmed. All at once the singing stopped, he was down
from the platform, telling a boy to sing in a manner I
thought rather queer. But after the storm was over he
smiled and the- singing was resumed, without further inter-
ruption, until a bell rang. Then the room was emptied.
"I, too, left and next visited a room in which the pu-
pils were writing what seemed to me a foreign language.
I am considered a good linguist, but I was not acquainted
with this language. On asking one of the students what it
was, I was told that it was shorthand, a system of writing
English rapidly. I thought that it would be very conven-
ient to be skilled in this art, but, friends, two years of study
are required to become proficient in the use of it.
"In connection with this room was another room,
which I visited next. It was filled with many small ma-
chines. The operation of all of these machines at once
produces what seemed to me a deafening sound. The in-
structor explained to me that these were typewriters, used
in all lines of business, and operated so that they print
rapidly. As the noise was becoming very disturbing
to me, I left this room and went to the principal's
office. I inquired for the principal, and was told that
I could find him somewhere about the grounds of the school.
To reach these I passed through the playground. There
were all kinds of apparatus there on which small children
were performing in a manner which made my hair stand
on end. I wondered if they were trying to make jugglers,
trapeze or sleight-of-hand performers of these children.
"By this time I was in the presence of the principal
and interviewed him further on the subject of the schools.
As it was dinner time we went to lunch together. I must
say that the meal that was served was very appetizingg
but the dishes that I was forbidden to have looked even
more appetizing. By an arrangement they had there, no
person was allowed more than one dessert, one sandwich,
or one piece of cake. This was supposed to be to safe-
guard the health of the students, but I found out the real
reason. One of the students told me confidentially that if
there was anything left after the last lunch hour, one
might have as much of anything as he desired.
"After I had eaten my lunch I visited other rooms for
the remainder of the day. My first impression was
strengthened even more, namely, that these schools are
radically different from any I have ever seen."
At the close of Sir Roger's speech there was a pro-
found silence for a time. If the impression I have obtained
from his description is correct I believe this system is very
superior to our own.
-Helen Haas, '19.
THE deep forest, where murmur many leaves,
X That low on boughs or on high
Are tossed alike by swells, sweet summer heaves,
And above is the far spreading sky,
l fu, X , I ,g 1 s
l 1 Yfzplh rl
Are trees and hills
And rocks and rills,
Here tree after tree and long winding path
Are holding small creatures,
Small birds and small beasts.
Here, too, are noises unique,
And stillness antique.
The rippling of water, the rustling in nest,
The frequent splash in the stream, the rabbit in rout,-
All unknown to the city is of the deep forest,
Above, to the side, and all about,
Beneath, too, in massive array,
In fullness boughs sway,
And winds blowing strongly, and sweeping onward,
Leave but behind again slight swaying of branches,
Though blown o'er, yet not to stay:
The wind hurls along and itself away.
The call of the mate to a strayed one is shrill,
Through forest clear ringing,
E'e1' returning from hill,
Across brook on its way it is flinging,
And the silent standing mate,
With eager muscles made to wait,
Listens, for his call to be answered,
Listens, and hope takes his doubt,
For from the distance there comes,
Comes back in a cry,
The other's glad heart in reply.
Then comes the stern winter and gone is the eloquent summer ,
In snowstorms the forest now stands,
Undisturbed, unspent, and in slumber,
Less, on its banks the water's demands
Its turnings and dashings soft-sounding
The cold winds, winter's first workers quickly iounding
Have helped paint the leaves with their colois
Have hastened the flight of turned leaves
Have announced to the birds the coming,
Have shut in their house a last time the bees
And now past through leaf-bare trees
The deepening snow does not stir,
Nestling in warm quarters and snug, contented and fixed
The beasts which stay through winter.
The dull day dawns in tints mixed,
Slowly the ice is laying
O'er valiant brook a nascent covering
The snow falls long and stops,
In unbroken whiteness the whole forest is taken
Locked in the grip of winter tight frozen
Is the brook, joyous and mumbling, muflled
Undisturbed with summer's departure
In the reign of winter the forest will slumber
SQL ,J aw
JOHN E. GILROY
Supervisor of Athletics in Cary Schools
EMERSON CAPTAINS '19
CAPT. HARRIS CAPT. IVIQARTHUR
li-T139 OOTBALL for the year of 1918 began with a very
gloomy outlook, the great team of 1917 being
lost by graduation. The team was built around
two of last year's veterans, "Beanie" Harris
PM if and George Dunleavy.
Practice began with the opening of school, and under
the watchful eye of Coach Gilroy, assisted by Coach Bra-
saemle, a team made up of 1917 second team men, and
green material, a team averaging one hundred and forty-
one pounds was chosen and ready to uphold the honor of
Ineligibility and failure of men to return to school was
another hard blow to the hopes of football enthusiasts.
"Farmer" Dils, a strapping youngster of about one hundred
and sixty, who left school last April to work on a farm as
a member of the Boys' Working Reserve, was ruled ineli-
gible on the basis of having left his work unfinished. "Red"
Smith, another veteran who left school in the spring of
1918, left a big hole to be filled at quarter at the beginning
of the season. Cupid Arvidson of ancient Grecian features
failed to make his mark in English, and so Emerson lost
the only great athletic representative Miller ever sent to
The opening game of the season was with Austin High
of Chicago and resulted in defeating her 31-0. Dunleavy,
Harris, and Kellstrom shone for Emerson, giving the fan-
atics hopes of seeing another state championship in Gary.
A week later Thorntown, another Chicago team, was de-
feated by Emerson 20-0. After no scoring in the first half,
an attack led by Capt. Harris and Dunleavy gave Emerson
victory. The week following Emerson met East Chicago in
its first Indiana game of the season and defeated her
39-0. "Hippo" Sibley "subbing" for Harris, played excep-
tional ball, scoring two touchdowns by very brilliant field
running. Dunleavy at tackle shone as usual. It is rumored he
had a very pleasant "confab" with one of the daughters of
East Chicago! Edwin Smith, cast at left end, broke up
many long-end runs by his low, unerring, hard-hitting
tackles. After the East Chicago game a "flu" ban held up
Emerson's schedule about three weeks but the boys report-
ed to practice daily at two o'clock. After three weeks of
rest the real test of Emerson came. Oak Park champions
of Cook County, came to Emerson, out-weighing Em-
erson twenty pounds to the man but Emerson fought as
never before. The work of the line was excellent and the
backfield ever alert to stop the long gains of the team of
giants. Oak Park scored first near the last part of the first
half. Emerson came back the next half, holding them to a
standstill when at last on the forty-yard line quarter-back
Smith called George back from tackle and after a sensa-
tional run placed the oval over the enemy's goal, leaving
the score 6-6. The whistle blew for the third quarter and
then came the battle of giants. Emerson broke up pass
after pass. The Parkers were frantically trying to give
them the much sought for victory, but in vain, and the
game ended in a tie, giving Emerson the honor of being
the only team the Parkers were not successful in trimming
during the whole season.
The following Saturday came the annual ancient quar-
rel with Hammond. Smarting under the defeat of the year
previous, the boys were determined to avenge the defeat.
The Hammond boys had many Gary followers in thinking
Emerson would be defeated, but Emerson would have held
them scoreless, had it not been for two "fluke" plays which
resulted in a touch-down on a blocked kick, an Emerson
player running into it as Dunleavy was punting. The
score 6-0 in favor of Hammond roused Emerson's fighting
blood to so high a temperature that the boys, determined
to stop anything, threw themselves recklessly at the enemy,
tackling and carrying the ball with a do-or-die spirit,
which resulted in many sensational tackles by the entire
line with "Red O'Connor leading the attack with many
pretty diving tackles. The work of Capt. Harris and Dun-
leavy in carrying the ball was phenomenal, resulting in
from five to forty yards time and again. This brilliant up-
hill fight with such a discouraging beginning resulted in a
score of 19-6 in favor of Emerson at the close of the first
half. The second half again showed many sensational
plays which stopped many of Hammond's gains until Cear-
ing, Hammond's fleet quarter-back, took the ball on a
"fake" play and carried the ball forty yards for a touch-
down. This ended the scoring of the game although a mat-
ter of one minute would have resulted in another touch-
down for Emerson, leaving the score 19-12 in Emerson's
favor and making them champions of northern Indiana.
The following Saturday Proviso High School of
Chicago came to Emerson and defeated Emerson 20-19 in
the first defeat of the season. The condition of the players
was bad. O'Hara played a gritty game although he was
very sick. Dunleavy, like his fellow countryman, played
the entire game in a very ailing condition. Edwin Smith
suffering from a tendon strained in the game with Ham-
mond, was on the side line, leaving the line very much
weakened. Capt. Harris played a great game, scoring all
the touchdowns and doing great defensive work as well. A
beautiful forward pass of forty yards by Kellstrom was
caught by "Romance" Smith, leaving the ball on the forty-
yard line, where Harris charged madly through for another
A week's rest followed, and the following week a game
was played with Kentland for the championship of the
state, which ended in a scoreless tie, although Emerson had
the better of the pastime near the end. Capt. Harris again
played a wonderful offensive and defensive game, besides
striking up an acquaintance with a demure little country
lass in a wild scene in the town postoflice.
Another week's rest and a game with Morocco was
scheduled, which Emerson took Via autos. On crossing the
Kankakee river, "Von Dinger" Hubinger implored the
boys to have the auto stopped, as he wanted to see Daniel
Boone's cabin and pay him a short call, but after much de-
bating and arguing, "Von Dinger" was finally convinced
that Daniel Boone was dead and never lived in this locality.
"Ignorance is bliss." Emerson met Morocco with the con-
fidence of beating them by a big score, but much to their
surprise, the tables were turned by some flukes and hard
diving football, which resulted in Emerson's losing 27-14
and also losing claim to the state championship.
With the defeat at the hands of Morocco the fanatics
soon began speaking of a team of champions of 1919. The
teams will leave seven regular E. men, losing the services
of Capt. Harris, O'Hara, Kellstrom, and "Romance" Smith,
and leaving big gaps to fill for the coming year.
Dunleavy was elected captain for 1919 and, after hav-
ing a great year this season, should leave a record long to
be remembered in athletics of Emerson. O'Connor and
Smith, fellow classmen of the son of Erin, are also in line
for a great year. Rappeport and Judson, members of the
same class, and on the squad of this year, look to be blos-
soming into seasoned players. T. Johnson and "Bone"
Stimson, of the same class, second team men, are also
likely to be heard from. Next come the Sophs, who had
many promising players inthe team of this year, such as
Quinlan, A. Wood, W. Wood, "Hippo" Sibley, and F. Sib-
ley. The Freshmen gave two sturdy players in Slosson and
Hubinger. "Hook" Feuer of the second squad played
consistent ball all thru the season, regardless of his size,
and should be a star before he bids good-bye to Emerson.
R. O'Connor ....... ....,........ ....... L . E.
A. Wood ............. ...,.., L . T.
E. Hubinger ......... ,... , .L. G.
A. O'Hara .......... ............ C .
W. Slosson ....... ,..,,.. R . G.
E. Smith ...... ...,,,, R . T.
. Smith ............
F. Quinlan .............
H. Harris, Capt .......
F. Kellstrom ....c....
G. Dunleavy .......
vs. Austin 31- 0
vs. Thorntown 20- 0
vs. East Chicago 39- 0
vs. Oak Park 6- 6
vs. Hammond 19-12
vs. Proviso 19-20
vs. Kentland 0- 0
vs. Morocco 14-27
Touchdowns:-Harris, 10, Dunleavy, 65 Sibley, 2
Kellstrom, 23 Johnson, H. Smith, F. Quinlan.
Goals After Touchdown :-Kellstrom, 93 Harris.
BASKETBALL OF 1919
OPENING GAME was played with Valpa-
l raiso, the big Indiana game of the year. "Val-
po" every year is a big obstacle for Emerson
to overcome, and this year, more than ever,
they were determined to win. The Emerson
boys, somewhat nervous from that fact, knowing they were
green material and had the task of overcoming a team of
one and two years' experience of playing on a high school
team, had reason to be in a nervous state, as it really was
to make or break the team of 1919.
The game from the first was hotly contested. Each
determined to win, and the score held the spectators ever
on the edge. As "Valpo" would score a basket, Emerson
would quickly respond and equal the score. The game
swayed back and forth this way until near the close of the
game, when several perfect baskets were thrown by Dun-
leavy from the center of the floor. The game ended in a
score of 20-16, but the winning was not the only thing it
gave to Emerson, the best it gave to Emerson was confi-
dence in the following games. Dunleavy and Hubinger
played very good ball all thru the session, Dunleavy caging
most of the baskets and Hubinger doing great defensive
The following Week Lane Tech of Chicago was played
without the services of Capt. Harris, star forward, and
Hubinger suffering from injuries received in the "Valpo"
game. Handicapped by the loss of these two men, Emerson
fought valiantly but to no avail, the score ending in Lane's
favor 16-13. The games of the following weeks were not
important, and Emerson had no trouble in winning each
one, with the possible exception of Rochester, which was
contested without Dunleavy in the line-up. In a very in-
teresting game, which held the audience at all stages, Em-
erson vanquished the foe by a score of 21-17. Hammond
was defeated with much ease, baskets being scored at will.
Sibley, forward, played stellar ball, and the presence of
Dunleavy in the line-up helped to improve the work of the
"Valpo" arrived a week later to avenge the defeat they
suffered earlier in the season. Their hopes were justified
in a way. The game previous was played minus the serv-
ices of Sawyer, large and experienced guard. Emerson, on
the other hand, had acquired the services of "Hippo" Sib-
ley since the last meeting. The game opened, as do all
games where the teams are evenly matched, holding the
supporters of each team in suspense until the scoring be-
gan. The suspense on this occasion was great. The ball
surged back and forth between the two teams for nearly
five minutes without any scoring, when at last Capt. Harris
set the crowd wild with a basket, which was responded to
soon after by a basket by "Valpo", another and still an-
other giving "Valpo" the lead 6-2. Emerson came back
strong, and at the close of the first half the score stood just
about even. The second half, like the first, surged back
and forth, keeping even, until Wood, running guard, sur-
prised the crowd at this crucial time and loomed up as a
dark horse, making three baskets in rapid succession. This
drew the defense on Wood, leaving the forwards who had
been closely guarded by the foe loose, which resulted in
Capt. Harris's almost showering baskets in. When the final
whistle proclaimed the game to a finish, the score stood
32--16 in favor of Emerson.
The games following were both with Whiting. Both
games were taken with considerable ease. The first game
was held at Whiting, and outside of giving the team a little
signal and basket practice the team did very little more.
The score was 51-23. Capt. Harris gave the foes a real
chance to see himself in real action. Whiting, in an effort
to try to stop him, had two men who were instructed to do
nothing but watch "Beanie," Even with this unequal
chance Harris threw in eleven baskets, a feat few can
Emerson next ventured from the hunting grounds of
northern Indiana and sought new rewards in central In-
diana, to meet Rochester, a team they had defeated a few
weeks previous. The boys were handicapped by the gym-
nastic equipment of Rochester, which outside of a small
fioor, low ceiling, and shaky baskets, was fine. Emerson
lost by a score of 31-18.
East Chicago held the interest of the fans for the two
following weeks, at home and at East Chicago. Dunleavy
and Harris played some of the finest basketball seen in a
long time, and the games resulted in defeating East Chi-
cago, 44-36. The week following the tables were turned
at East Chicago. The boys were not confident of defeating
her, being without the services of Quinlan, Wood, and Sib-
ley. With the loss of these three the team play was sorely
broken up. Capt. Harris also seemed to have lost his eye
for baskets, and the brunt of the shooting was held up by
Dunleavy. The score ended with a score of 34-26, in East
Chicago's favor. '
A trip to Lake Forest was the next venture, and sev-
eral of the boys were reprimanded for chewing gum, which
is against the rules of the Academy. Renner Stimson,
especially, when asking a professor a question while chew-
ing gum, received the answer: "Spit out your gum, son,
and move on." The game opened with a basket by Emer-
son, and the baskets seemed to alternate between the two
teams, but the more accurate shooting of Emerson finally
won the game by a narrow margin of two points, 22-20.
The sectional tournament of 1919 was held at the Y.
M. C. A., March seventh and eighth, with sixteen teams
competing for the championship of the section, to send the
champions to the state tournament, to be played on the
Purdue University floor. The choice of the section was
three-sided, each with an equal number of supporters, the
teams being Emerson, Valpo, and East Chicago. Enthusi-
asm ran high, especially in the East Chicago and "Valpo"
game. These two strong teams, each confident of beating
the other, as they had never met before during the season,
made it about an even choice. "Valpo" was finally crushed
by superior team play of the red and white.
Emerson's opening game was with Monterey, a small
hamlet in the southern part of the section. While the team
showed a fine spirit, they lacked the polish of finished play-
ers, probably owing to the lack of coaches and proper gym-
nastic equipment. The game ended in a score which could
be termed a slaughter, 49-5. On the afternoon of the
same day, Emerson played Rensselaer, and they also proved
to be players of inferior type, and this game, as the morn-
ing game, ended in a very decisive score, 44-15. The
next game, the following afternoon, was played with Whit-
ing, which was a game without interest from the stand-
point of the spectator. Emerson passed the ball in a playful
manner, and tossed baskets with such zest that their oppo-
nents seemed awkward and stupid, causing much mirth in
the audience, the score ending 27-6 in Emerson's favor.
The final game to be played to decide the championship
was played with East Chicago, confident of repeating the
defeat they had dealt Emerson a week before. Emerson,
on the other hand, was reinforced by Wood and Quinlan,
two men they lacked in the game previous. The game re-
mained about even until Harris, who had seemed to have
lost his eye in the two games previous to the tournament,
awoke from the dead into the living again, caging baskets
from all angles of the fioor, one in particular three-quar-
ters of the distance fof the fioorj, which seemed to slow up
East Chicago to such an extent that the rest of the Emerson
crew began to find the basket. The score ended 30-15 in
Emerson's favor, the section's champions to defend its
honor in the state tournament.
The boys were sent off with a very enthusiastic crowd
of Emerson fgirlsl "boosters", who accompanied the team
to Hammond, where the train was to be hailed to transport
them to the front row trenches to do battle with the War-
riors of the different sections of the state. The girls pre-
pared a lunch which was prodigious in size. In fact, they
put in a few things prohibited for athletes to eat before a
fray of so much importance, where the best physical con-
dition is required to Win. "Percy" Wood came in contact
with it somehow before the authorities who prohibited its
eating discovered it. The authorities began a search for
the culprit, but could discover no one who would confess
to its loss, but suspicions were soon cast on "Percy" Wood,
as he was taken violently sick a few miles outside of La-
fayette, much to the delight of the rest of the squad who
resisted temptation, their only regret being that "Percy"
ate their share, too. The only other ailing athlete was
"Shrimp" Quinlan, forward the biggest part of the season,
who turned his ankle in the sectional tourney and who had
not recovered in time for him to see action in the state.
Thus Emerson lost another gritty player thru misfortune.
The boys and passengers were doubly entertained by the
melodious voices of several members of the Emerson Dis-
cord Club. The other attraction was the beautiful four-in-
hand tie Capt. Harris was sporting with the vanity of a
On arriving at Lafayette the boys were met by the
"frat" men of the Lambda Chi Alpha, with whom they
were to stay during the period they were to remain in La-
fayette. The "frat" had several musical instruments,
which were promptly tried out by the squad, and towards
the, closing days of their short stay most of the boys could
play the Victrola, while "Shrimp" Quinlan and "Kelly
Make Believe" seemed to have mastered the art of success-
ful drumming, much to the agony of the remaining squad.
A "Frat" man, seeing everyone trying to play, asked
whether the squad had a good singer. Almost before he had
finished his question, Eddie Wilson, who accompanied the
team as cheer leader, spoke up, saying that he possessed a
good voice. This led to a general uproar, in which Mr.
Wilson was forced to make his exit. The boys all enjoyed
a good night's sleep except "Percy" Wood, who seemed
either to have had homesickness or to be suffering from his
greediness on the train earlier in the day, and persisted in
keeping his arms around his bed partner and in a weird
and uncanny manner calling out "Mamma, Mamma."
The opening game was played against Kendallville,
which was a very easy game, led by Harris and Dunleavy,
each throwing seven baskets apiece, making the largest
score of the tournament, 33-13.
The next game was played against Lafayette, in which
Emerson seemed to have lost itself the first half, scoring
but two points, while Lafayette scored ten points. The
second half opened by the greatest comeback ever seen by
followers of state athletics. Emerson not only overcame
the big disadvantage of the opening half but also took the
lead before their onslaught was stopped. The game re-
mained about even until the last few minutes when Jef-
ferson cast a foul, soon followed by a basket, which the
umpire, Mowe, refused to call outside. The ruling was
stated before the game to be called out. This unfair ruling
so near the end gave the Jeffersons the advantage and
proved too big for Emerson to overcome, thereby losing by
three points, 21-18, "handed on a platter, by head-waiter,
Mowe." Emerson took the defeat in a sportsmanlike way.
Although not feeling that a fair deal had been given them,
they displaced gloom by merry-making jokes. One in par-
ticular kept the boys accusing each other and was cleared
only on return to Gary, when Coach Brasaemle, to relieve
the boys' minds of the mystery of who put the cracker
crumbs in each bed, in order to have their full thought on
their studies, openly confessed himself to be the culprit.
This ended the Emerson basketball season of 1919,
which on the whole was a very successful season, consider-
ing the obstacles which had to be at first cleared, princi-
pally the green material, injuries, and ineligibility of the
squad. Capt. Harris deserves a good share of the credit
of the past successful season. His playing on several oc-
casions proved that he was not only one of the best Emer-
son ever had but also of equal calibre with any player in
the state. Capt. Harris's basketball days for Emerson are
over, but his wonderful playing in the past four years of
his high school career should and will be remembered by
all Emersonians. With the passing of "Beanie" also goes
the last of the famous duo, "Baldy" and "Beanie". Kell-
strom also played his last year, and at back guard his play-
ing was always of an excellent standard, especially on the
defensive. "Blonde" O'Hara, utility man of the squad, also
gave his last year as an athletic representative of Emerson.
Dunleavy, Quinlan, Wood, R. Sibley, and Smith are the
veterans spared for next season, with a goodly stock of
second team material-Stimson, Rappeport, T. Johnson, F.
Sibley and Bowers. Freise, a Senior, played with the sec-
ond squad, and as a player no one in the vicinity of miles
around can compete with him at his weight.
SCORES OF THE SEASON
Emerson 20 vs. "Valpo" 16
Emerson 13 vs. Lane 16
Emerson 21 vs. Rochester 17
Emerson 39 vs. Hammond 10
Emerson "Valpo" Emerson East Chicago 34 Emerson 30
Emerson Whiting Emerson Lake Forest 20 Emerson 33
Emerson Whiting Emerson Monterey 5 Emerson 18
Emerson Rochester Emerson Rensselaer 15 +
Emerson East Chicago Emerson Whiting 6 Emerson 534
Capt. Harris ...,,. .....ierr, R . F. Dunleavy ...,....,., ..,.r. . ,.C. Smith
Quinlan ..... ....... L . F. Kellstrom ...,... ,..,..ee L . G. O'Hara ...,.,.
Sibley ....,, ,.......,r L . F. Wood .,,...r erer,.... R . G. Dils .............
East Chicago 15
I -I 5 v 7 A
L HE TRACK season of 1919 was opened with a
,fi fail The event was Won by Bone Stimson with a
ullglg-lj Held of twenty two contestants competing
T I against him. Young "Artie" Gerdes, a fresh-
man of a scant ninety pounds, proved to be the sensation
of the day, leading the course almost to the finish, where he
was overtaken by the veteran, Stimson. The winner's
time was eighteen minutes and forty seconds. A gold medal
was given to the winner, while the next ten who finished
received silver medals.
cross-country run of three and two-fifths miles
THE WINNERS OF THE MEDALS AND How THEY FINISHED.
2. ' Gerdes
The second track event was the annual inter-class
meet, which was a nip and tuck race between the Juniors
and Seniors for first place, which was not decided until the
last event, which was the pole vault. The Seniors, unable
to develop a pole vaulter of a standard to compete with the
classes beneath them, lost the meet by a scant third of a
point, the score 48 2-3 Seniors to 49 Juniors.
Dunleavy, captain of the Juniors, was responsible for
the close finish, as he accumulated almost half the points
for his class. Dunleavy took four firsts and a second place,
making a total of twenty-three points. Harris, of the Sen-
iors, Was the next of the high point getters with a total of
eighteen points. McArthur, also a Senior, was third, mass-
ing up a total of thirteen points.
The following Saturday, a dual meet with Hammond
was arranged. The weather man threatened the event dur-
ing the entire fore-morning until almost time to begin by a
steady down-pour of rain. The meet was won by Ham-
mond, leading Emerson ten points when the meet closed.
As a newspaper reporter stated, "Too much Cearing and
not enough Dunleavy". Cearing, of Hammond, was the
heavy point collector, while Dunleavy, Emerson's weight
man and hurdler, was ruled ineligible.
With Dunleavy still ineligible the Lake County Meet
of the following Saturday was contested without his serv-
ices. The meet proved to be very close between three
schools, Hammond, Crown Point, and Emerson, the meet
being decided by the broad jump, the last event. The last
event could have resulted in all three schools being tied if
Crown Point had taken first, Emerson second, and Ham-
mond third, but Cearing, who had taken part in so many
events during the day, came back and won second place,
giving Hammond the meet with a total of twenty-nine,
Crown Point second with twenty-seven, and Emerson third
Next Saturday the Emerson team journeyed to South
Bend, not expecting very much, but surprised everyone by
coming within three points of winning the meet. Harris
was the heavy point winner by capturing first in the shot-
put with a heave over forty feet, and second in the broad
jump. Capt. McArthur ran a pretty race in the quarter
and won first place. "Kelly" came in second in the half-
mile. These three fellows won seventeen points for us.
Elkhart was first with twenty, and Plymouth and Crown
Point tied for second with eighteen. The Emerson relay
team won by fifty yards. For their work the team received
between two and three cents' worth of ribbon.
The following Saturday Harris and the relay team
traveled to Richmond for the state meet, but they were un-
able to get anything but third in the relay. On a very slow
track the Crawfordsville team won a Wonderful race and
broke the record. The Emerson team came close to the old
D. MacArthur, Captain
R. O'Connor H. Harris R. Stimson
G. Rearick R. Sibley A. 0'Hara
E. Smith F. Kellstrom C. Johnson
lm W ASEBALL, as in years before, is to open with an
inter-class baseball league, consisting of the
ig four high school classes. The Juniors, the last
'T' ff. ' ,
, , J A year s champions appear strong this year, hav-
S ing practically the same team as last year. The
Seniors appear to have the greenest material, while the
Sophomores and Freshies appear to be able to give the up-
per-classmen a tussle.
The opening game was played between the Freshies
and Sophies with Dils on the mound for the Sophs and
Jones for the Freshies. The game progressed in big-league
style for two innings, when the Sophs went after Jones's
delivery and drove him from the hill. Mills was rushed
to the rescue and stopped the Sophs in their tracks, but the
score was 7-2 in favor of the Sophs. The Freshies col-
lected enough runs to tie it up by the seventh, when the
Freshies' heavy artillery smote the "pill" into all corners
of the lots, accumulating eleven runs before their barri-
cade was finally stopped, making the score 18-7 in favor
of the Freshies and giving them the game.
The next game was between the Seniors and Juniors.
It proved to be a very interesting game, which the Seniors
took 5-3. The pitcher of the Seniors was hit freely, but
the unerring fielding of his colleagues stopped their scoring
time and again. "Judie" Strom, doughty right fielder, was
the hero of the occasion. With the score 3-3 and two men
on he smote the "pill" a mighty blow and drove home the
The Juniors, smarting with the defeat of the day be-
fore, resolved to smother the lowly Freshies in revenge for
the defeat, but alas! tables were turned. Jones in left field
kicked the bucket with his toe and with a fancy dive
known to swimmers as a swan dive, he dove, and with an
unforeseen blessing the ball stuck, which resulted in the
Juniors' defeat 6-3.
The never-defeated Freshies and the unconquered Sen-
iors met the following day to decide first place. The
Freshies' star twirler, Mills, opened the pastime and held
the Seniors down for three innings. The fourth inning
started with the Seniors going right after Mills and spank-
ing his offerings for the seven runs, whereupon he was
spanked in favor of the volatile "Mastah Jones," who
seemed to have stopped the onslaught until the seventh in-
ning, when the Seniors' artillery opened fire, pounding his
offerings for a total of thirteen runs. Harris, the Seniors'
"Hamball" expert, a new mystery curve of his own discov-
ery, pitched superb ball, allowing the Freshies a lone hit
during the entire game.
The following day another interesting fight took place
to decide which team should occupy the cellar. The game
was almost as interesting as the game on the previous day
for first place. The Juniors were resolved to keep out of the
cellar, while the Sophs were equally resolved. The mighty
Dils trained to the minute, and victory seemed also cer-
tain for the Sophomoresg but, on the other hand, equally
resolved to win was the captain of the Juniors, "Carnival"
Dunleavy, who kept "Nigger" Smith's arm constantly under
his care to make victory certain. When the game opened,
each team made a score, to which another score was added
by the Juniors in the following inning, making the score
2-1 in favor of the Juniors. In the third inning Dils
seemed to weaken, and the Juniors accumulated three more
runs on him, while Smith also was threatened but saved
himself by several phenomenal stops. The seventh inning
resulted in two more scores for each team, making the
score total 7-3 in favor of the Juniors.
The inter-class baseball league will make another
round, beginning Monday, May 20th. The high school
baseball team is being organized, but as yet has played no
games. The first game will be played against Lake View,
a Chicago high school team, Wednesday, May 14th.
The following squad is to make up the team against the
H. Harris, shortstop.
F. Kellstrom, second base.
R. Sibley, first base.
C. Johnson, third base.
E. Smith, pitcher.
W. Slosson, catcher.
R. Freise, fielder.
E. Combs, fielder.
R. Stimson, fielder.
A. O'Hara, fielder.
R. Beattie, utility man.
MYSTERIES OF THE STATE TOURNAMENT
SoLvED BY "SLEWFoo'1"'
THOUGH "Percy" Wood was accused of de-
Al vouring his share of the "eats" and also the
others' share, which were given to the team as
it left for the State, "Slewfoot" tells us that he
never had a chance until the "little four"
Brasaemle, Dunleavy, Harris, and O'Hara, had done their
durndest-then he succeeded in picking up a crumb and
the remains of an apple. This overeating was the cause of
his being sick.
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One night some water mysteriously got in Coach
Brasaemle's bed. If "Two Cup" Rappeport had been there
he would have been blamed. But he was residing in Gary,
Indiana, at that moment and therefore he was blameless.
"Slewfoot" is still working on a clew which he thinks will
clear up the water mystery.
The next night after the water mystery, it was thought
that Coach Brasaemle, in a playful mood, filled the beds
with cracker crumbs. But Slewfoot reports that the real
culprits were the "Flea-Hound", Ed Smith, and his boy
chum, 1-2-3 O'Hara, better known to the public as Arthur
Slewfoot also solved the mystery of the disappearing
bread. He tells us that after a plate of bread had been set
down, the bread suddenly deserted it. Suspicions were in-
stantly upon E. Dils, the little tall boy, and little George, his
bed-mate, but it was plain to be seen that they were inno-
cent because they sat at another table. It can't be "Beany",
"Dutch," "Shrimp", or Tonic" thought Slewfoot, "because
they haven't got a boarding-house reach."
It couldn't be 1-2-3 O'Hara, because he had been sent
away from the table for repeating Mayor Hodges' telegram,
nor could it be Johnson, Wilson, Street, Pycha, O'Connor, or
McArthur, because they were down town in a "two-bit
beanery". "Kelly-Make-Believe" and the "Flea-Hound" re-
mained. When they were searched, only three platefuls
were found in their pockets. Slewfoot's heart ached to
think that two such womanly-I mean manly-boys should
stoop so low as to try to eat three platefuls of bread in one
Slewfoot also tells us that "Break-Their-Back" Gilroy
was forced to sleep with "Tonic" Wood the first night.
"Break-Their-Back" therefore passed a very restful night
sleeping half on the bed and half on imagination.
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O CELEBRATE the Hammond victory, the Sen-
l ior class entertained the first and second bas-
ketball teams at a taffy-pull and informal danc-
uiijgxfl ing party, Saturday evening, January nine-
teenth. A cake-walk and prize waltz were fea-
tures of the evening, Mildred Feuer and Alvin Wood re-
ceiving first honors in the first, and Stella Copeland and
Adrian Feuer in the latter. Doughnuts and cider were
served to the guests in the girls' gymnasium. Mr. and Mrs.
E. A. Spaulding and Mr. and Mrs. Tribble chaperoned the
party. The committee in charge of the arrangements con-
sisted of Ruth Wolf, Lois Hutchins, Florence Bernstein,
Carl Johnson, and Eva Sprowls.
Twenty-five couples attended the High School and
Alumni dance given in the girls' gymnasium, Saturday
evening, February 1. The affair was under the supervision
of Coach Brasaemle. Excellent music was furnished by
the Symphony Jazz Orchestra, composed of High School
and Alumni students. The Misses Kinnard, Stimson,
Sherer, and Mr. Shirley chaperoned the party.
Miss Alegra Nesbit entertained a number of her class-
mates at an informal dancing party, at her home, on De-
cember 27th. The guests were Lois Hutchins, Berneil Da-
vis, Jessie Klinedorf, Katherine Potee, Eva Sprowls, Eu-
gene Dils, Alvin Wood, Robert O'Connor, Sherwood Jud-
son, and his holiday guests, Robert Sayre and David But-
ler, of Elgin, Illinois.
Miss Lillian Brownfield, teacher of English, enter-
tained at a dinner party, Friday evening, February 21st,
at Rothschild's restaurant, in honor of George Washing-
ton's birthday. Her guests were the Senior girls of the
Senior English class and Miss Keziah Stright.
The High School and Alumni students were enter-
tained at a dance and "Watch" party on New Year's eve
by the Faculty. Jessie Bowen and Rundell Wood, both
graduates of the 1918 class, led the grand march which
opened the dancing. The gymnasium was artistically dec-
orated with the season's colors. Dainty refreshments were
served in the lunch-room, after which Captain and Mrs.
Paul Hake led the final grand march as the New Year was
The dances given each year by the Faculty are antici-
pated pleasurably by all the students, but this one will be
remembered as one of the most enjoyable.
The W. W. W. Club, composed of five Senior girls, Lois
Hutchins, Berneil D. Davis, Mildred Freeburg, Jessie Kline-
dorf, and Eva Sprowls, entertained the members of the
basketball team and their friends at a dinner party at the
home of Jessie Klinedorf, Saturday evening, March 29th,
at 6 :30 o'clock.
Covers were laid for the twenty guests at two large
tables, decorated with gold and gray. Shortly afterwards
Miss Alegra Nesbit entertained the same guests at an in-
formal dancing party at her home, 444 Jackson street.
The guests were: Berneil'Davis, Sylvia Tittle, Lois
Hutchins, Virginia Chase, Alef Blake, Mildred Freeburg,
May Uhl, Jessie Klinedorf, Eva Sprowls, Harold Harris,
George Dunleavy, Arthur O'Hara, Frank Quinlan, Eugene
Dils, Floyd Kellstrom, Ross Sibley, Alvin Wood, and Rob-
On January 18, 1919, a very quiet crowd of Gladys
Hancock's friends assembled at her home, 745 Van Buren
street, to spend a quiet evening. They found the house
ablaze with red crepe paper and the furniture cleared
away, which led them to believe that the evening was to
be spent in dancing. Later in the evening the long-looked-
for refreshments were served. In the course of events, at
any party, there is always the evening scandal, and in this
particular case it took form in a series of extremely odd,
not to say uncanny, incidents. It seems that a fresh young
Junior escorted a haughty alumnus to the party-but here
is where the plot thickens. All of a sudden, in the middle
of the umpty-tumpth dance, the lights went off and strange
sounds were heard! Of course, I do not wish to hint or
suggest4you may draw your own conclusions. If, how-
ever, you cannot guess you might refer to one of the guests
-might I suggest George Dunleavy? Among the guests
were Sylvia Tittle, George Dunleavy, Marcella McCormick,
Edward Wilson, Dorothy MacLouth, Frank Quinlan, Mar-
garet Wood, Morris Blumenthal, Helen Hauprich, Harold
Harris, Grace MacNeill, Raymond MacDonald, Gladys Han-
cock, and Sherwood Judson.
Miss Ruby Scott was pleasantly surprised by a number
of her friends on the evening of her birthday, March 28th.
A delicious dinner was served the guests by Mrs. Scott at
six o'clock. The remainder of the evening was spent in
games and music. The guests were: May Uhl, Elina Salmi,
Grace Phillips, May Donnelly, Gertrude Sproul, Eva De-
binsky, Madge Forsch, and Miss M. Knickerbocker.
JUNIOR BEACH PARTY
Having failed to find the Seniors at the annual "hunt",
the Junior class were compelled to entertain the Seniors at
a beach party at Miller, Monday evening, May 5th. The
Seniors were taken to the beach in automobiles and by the
Miller bus. "Wienies", buns, and doughnuts were served
the guests on the beach. Coach Brasaemle chaperoned the
THE SENIOR FAREWELL DANCE
The Senior class has chosen June 13th as the date of
their farewell dance. The dance will be given in the girl's
gymnasium, which is to be decorated with the class colors,
maroon and white. The class President and --?--
will lead the grand march. The committee in charge of
the preparations promises to have some good music, which
will probably be from Chicago. The committee consists of
Bessy Friedman, May Uhl, Carl Johnson, and Eva Sprowls.
THE JUNIOR-SENIOR HUNT
4 .HE Juniors and Seniors held their annual hunt
l Tuesday, April 22. At exactly 1:15 of that day
"Art" O'Hara, the Senior President, stepped
, f into Room 208 and walked straight to the
President of the Junior class. He handed him
a piece of yellow paper folded in a very businesslike way.
By the color of George's face and the look of surprise on it,
the class knew at once that something dreadful wasiabout
to happen. He jumped up, bolted out of the room, and
walked straight to the study desks in the hall. Here a few
Juniors happened to be studying. George read them the
contents of the letter, which was the long-looked-for notice
and the rules of the hunt. The notice was then pinned on
the bulletin board, which at once became a center of attrac-
tion. This gave the majority of the Seniors a good chance
to escape. By 3:15 they had all managed to get away ex-
cept Frank K. The Juniors kidnapped him and took him
near Black Peak, where they tied him to a tree.
In the meantime five machines of Seniors had been
taken to a large farm on Cline avenue, about midway be-
tween Hammond and Gary. It was here that the Seniors
were to hide. By five o'clock they were nearly starved,
having played "Run, Sheep, Run," "DroptheHandkerchief,"
and all the other games they could possibly think of. At last
Donald M. and Arthur O. were sent back to Gary to beg,
borrow, or steal anything to eat. They were fortunate
enough to get a large box of sandwiches made by Mrs. Mc-
Arthur, which lasted only a few moments with the hungry
About 7:30 it began to grow dusk and cold. As every
car passed, the Seniors at once grew very quiet. One
by one the "wienies" began to disappear. Then followed a
number of what almost turned out to be hair-pulls between
the ones who wished to save the "eats" until the Juniors
could arrive and those who were too hungry to wait. The
time limit was 9:30. In case the Juniors had not found the
Seniors at that time, the Seniors were to call the Junior
headquarters and notify them of their hiding place. By
9:20 the machine was ready to start to break the news to
the Juniors, and those remaining ten minutes seemed hours
to the tired and hungry Seniors. At last it was 9:30, and
for the second time in the history of the school, the Juniors
had failed to find the Seniors.
By the time the lower classmen arrived a huge bon-
fire and "eats galore" were waiting for them. After ev-
eryone had had as many "hot dogs" as they could possibly
eat, they all came back to Gary, the Juniors eager for next
year that they may have a chance to redeem themselves,
and the Seniors anxious for the beach party, which the
Juniors are required to give since they failed to find the
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1 HE Athletic Association has had its hands full
this year because of the Sectional Tourna-
' ment's being held in Gary. The members of the
Association are: Harold Harris, Berneil Davis,
Edwin Smith, Marjory Hall, Julia Childs,
Marian Gale, Ward Hile, and Sam Honoroff. Of course
there was a lot of work connected with having the Sectional
Tournament held here, but there was also some money in
it. After all the receipts from the tournament were count-
ed they amounted to S1,17O.91. The expenses did not
amount to more than half of that, so a neat sum was clear-
ed. The Association has also been very good in attending
to the business side of all the local games. Now at the end
of the year they find that they are about four hundred
dollars to the good. This sum has been deposited in the
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MECHANICAL DRAWING DEPARTMENT
ga W EHOLD the department which has grown! In form a waiting list. Only a limited number of students can
1 fact it has grown too small-I mean the room take this work because of the lack of desks and boards.
has grown too small to accommodate all the A new feature of the Mechanical Drawing department
ff' Q, ' T students who wish to take the Mechanical is the giving of "E's". This is the only department besides
Drawing course. Altho a great many students
applied for entrance last September, none of them were
turned away, but at the beginning of the second semester
so many applied that Mr. Yeager found it necessary to
the athletic department which does this thing. The "E's"
are awarded for two years' work with an average above
959Q. Just watch this department and see it grow.
-H. H. '19,
BOOKKEEPING AND TYPEWRITING DEPARTMENTS
IOHN A. WHITE and MILDRED TRIBBLE.
THE ORATORICAL CONTEST
ERE'S a question for the psychologists-How can
if ,QQAA Pi we prevent that queer feeling in our stomachs
about the time of the oratorical contest?
Lf' if Since we had a regular class this year, in-
stead of a Bolsheviki mob, as we had last year,
we accomplished some real work. Of course the whole Ex-
pression class fell in line for the first contest, and say,
but we earned our one hundred percents! The boys' con-
test was held Friday. The girls all looked "too sweet for
words" while the boys were perfect "dreams"-all except
their collars. They looked like-ask Miss Lynch. The lucky
girls or the unlucky ones, depending on whether you were
placed or not, were Lois Hutchins, Hazel Erlandson, Flo-
rence Bernstein, Eva Sprowls, Ruth Wolf, and Alegra
Nesbit. The boys who received honorable mention were
Edwin Smith, Frank Kendrick, Donald McArthur, and
Arthur O'Hara. Most of the honorable mention came from
Miss Lynch in the sessions, lasting from 4:15 to 7 :30.
Victory Boy Campaign was enthusiastically
4 and successfully launched in Emerson last
November during the Seven-in-One drive. Mr.
uggixgqgu Ralph Clarke and Judge O. L. Wildermuth of
the city organization spent the day, November
14, 1918, with us in the interests of the campaign. They
both delivered talks on the work to be done, the Work that
has been done, and our part in it. They emphasized, of
course, the importance of the boys' definitely pledging
themselves to a definite task in the interests of this work,
It's the queerest thing to us-how Lois Hutchins can
be so determined that she is an "incredible fool" when
she Won second place in the finals, thus having the honor
of representing Emerson in the Lake County Contest. Ale-
gra Nesbit, as usual, won first place and should really have
represented us at the Northern Indiana Contest, but due to
the fact that she had been there once, she and Lois ex-
changed places. The boys chosen in the finals were Frank
Kendrick, first, and Donald McArthur, second. On April
25th, Alegra and Donald spoke at Froebel, representing
Emerson in the Lake County Contest. Alegra did not place
but Donald received second place and received the silver
medal, which is admired by all.
We wish to thank Miss Lynch for all the extra time she
spent on the contest and also to give her these-
Rah, Rah, Rah,
Rah, Rah, Rah,
Rah, Rah, Rah. -H. Erlcmdson.
and one that would entail work and sacrifice.
As a result of their talks nearly every boy in the school
signed a pledge in which he obligated himself to earn and
contribute to the campaign a certain sum of money to be
paid in full or in installments by April lst, 1919. Almost
immediately the money began coming in and has done so in
a steady manner ever since. Although at this time no
authentic report of the returns can be made, there is every
evidence that the boys will make a 100W record on their
Nine I y-Iwo
S SOON as possible after the class meetings, the
1-fr, representatives elected for the Student Council
i held their first meeting. From the Senior rep-
.,,g ,,a!2 - l resentatives, Adelbert Verplank was elected
president, and Grace Phillips vice-president.
The Junior representatives were Glenn Rearick and Dolores
Bierwagen. Clara Hogan was elected to take Dolores'
place when she left school, later in the year. Arnold Lie-
berman and Marian Albright represented the Sophomores
until Marian left. Then Clyde Barber filled her place. The
Freshman representatives were Robert Pickard and Bea-
trice Nesbit, secretary.
Arnold Lieberman and Beatrice Nesbit advanced to
other classes than those they represented, but as the Sopho-
more and Freshman classes were unable to hold meetings,
new representatives were not elected.
At the first meeting, work began. A result is the care
of the Washrooms. Mr. Spaulding asked the Council's help,
and so posters were made and placed in the Washrooms.
These reminded the students about the correct use of the
towels and soap, and the situation was improved. Perma-
nent posters are being made that these rooms may always
be kept in good condition.
Restrictions were placed on the use of the west en-
trance because of the congestion there. Knowing the stu-
dent body's dislike of these rules, the Student Council
asked Mr. Spaulding to allow the entrance to be used be-
fore 8:15 and after 4:15. He agreed to this plan, if the
student body consented not to use it between those hours.
With the co-operation of the students, this plan was suc-
cessfully carried out.
Mr. Spaulding suggested that the president appoint a
committee of bicycle riders to draw up plans for a shed to
keep their bicycles in. The president appointed the boys
of the Student Council to make the plans for two sheds,
at the northwestern and northeastern entrances. These
plans will be presented to the Board of Education, with the
hope of procuring safe shelter for the bicycles of the stu-
dents who ride to school.
All this work could not have been done without the
advice and help of Mr. Richardson, who has attended our
meetings regularly. Mr. Spaulding, also, met with the
Council and helped a great deal. The Council is grateful
to Miss Lull and Mr. Yeager for their assistance in the
making of the washroom posters and bicycle shed plans.
The work of the 1918-1919 Student Council is com-
pleted, but as there will always be Councils, we hope that
through our good Work this year they may be better
known. Also, that the future Student Council will grow
to be the most powerful of the school organizations.
-Beatrice N esbrit.
U. S. B. W. R.
the United States declared war against Ger-
many in April, 1917, she began to furnish food
and war implements to the allies. Thus it be-
came necessary to increase production more
than ever before in the United States. Then
as thousands of farmers and mill hands were called to the
colors, there was a great scarcity of laborers. This led to
the organization of the U. S. B. W. R., which was composed
of boys too young to enter the army. The members were
volunteers who joined the Reserve to work during vacation
as long as the war lasted. Two million boys enrolled. Of
this number Gary furnished one thousand boys. Most of
the older Gary boys worked in the Steel Mills, which were
turning out bullet steel, plates for ships, etc.
I was one of the boys of Gary to go to the farm. I left
for Farmer City, Illinois, early in April. There were five
boys in the neighborhood in which I worked, who were
from the Lane Technical School, Chicago. All these boys
were enrolled under the Reserve.
Work on the farm is very interesting from the time
the soil is prepared for planting until the harvest. Most of
the city boys were novices at farm work, for example, the
first time I tried to disk, my employer went along to watch
me. After I had driven across the field he said, "Great
Scott! Can't you drive straight down a row?"
"Oh", I thought, "am I supposed to drive straight
down a row? " I said, "Sure I can," and tried to stay on
a row going back.
Before getting accustomed to rising at four A. M., I
dropped to sleep on the cultivator. When the horses came
to the end of the row they stopped. I finished my nap and
woke up when the dinner bell rang.
A boy from Chicago who worked on the adjoining
farm had some bad luck early in the season. He was driv-
ing a four-horse team to a disk, when they suddenly be-
came frightened and ran away. In trying to go through a
gate they clashed into a fence, throwing the boy about thirty
feet and cutting off the leg of a four-year-old colt. His em-
ployer was very kind, took care of the boy, and did not dis-
charge him, though he lost a fine colt.
Boys who worked in factories earned more money
than those who worked on a farm, but they seldom develop-
ed so much good muscle and health. However, no matter
where we worked, the members of the U. S. B. W. R. felt
the satisfaction of having done their bit to hasten the final
victory. -Eugene Dils, '21.
THE EMERSON RED CROSS
,,,vQ,,f FEBRUARY of the year nineteen hundred and
TN' 'TVLL eighteen, when the Red Cross was so sorely
lhlgl pressed for garments to be used in the hos-
' fmt 'Q pitals, by the sick and wounded, made so by
this great war, a call came to the schools for
help. The girls of the Emerson Sewing classes with the
true Gary spirit, came to the front, determined that, as
far as they were concerned, none of the soldiers should
want for comforts they could make. The first contingent
was a dozen bandaged foot shoes. With what earnestness
and what care each seam was made that the shoes should
be as comfortable and germ-proof as possible! Some of
the girls worked extra time that the dozen pair should be
returned to the work rooms and put into the next Satur-
day's shipment. One can imagine with what relief and feel-
ing of pleasure it was learned that the work was approv-
ed by the committee and would be entrusted to the classes.
It was not long before the weekly bundle became too large
to handle, and a big, strong clothes basket provided with
covers by the carpenter and marked "Emerson Red Cross"
by the paint shop, was looked for every Friday night at the
headquarters. Pardonable was the pride among the girls
when it became known that Emerson Unit's basket passed
without inspection and that most difficult garments were
sent to them that on their return they might be used as
models at the central workroom.
Before the school was closed in June, by the united ef-
forts of grades as well as High School, nine hundred arti-
cles had been sent, including bed shoes, bandaged foot
shoes, hospital shirts, pajama coats and pants, bath robes,
shirts, sheets, pillow cases, towels, and dresses for chil-
dren. In September the need was still urgent, and the
same Emerson Unit, with the same Emerson spirit, but
different classes, took up the work. The type of articles
required changed, and soap cases, bags of various kinds,
baby bonnets, dresses, coats and bootees made up the
basket. Before Christmas the Unit had sent in fourteen
hundred and eighty pieces of work. The armistice being
signed, the requirements are not so great and the work is
almost finished. Should the occasion again arise the Red
Cross will always find an Emerson Unit ready and more
than willing to do its part. E
-I da Lull.
School opens. Debut of Freshmen.
We start on a year of hard work. Many new teachers and stu-
First football practice.
Two old friends come back to school-Ashbury H. and Floyd K.
Miss Geneva Nugent, the Domestic Science teacher for the last
two years, visits school.
Sherwood J. requests us not to publish that he is "dippy" about
First Senior class meeting. Art O'Hara elected President.
Theodore J. is seen. talking to a girl.
Football team secretly decides to become state champions.
Austin football team used as a doormat. Emerson 19-Austin 0.
Miss Dawson goes away for two weeks.
Mildred Freeburg wears a gentleman's ring. Mystery!!!!!
First night-school dance.
Senior English class gives programme in Auditorium.
Team defeats Thornton 29-0.
Marvin Taylor, home on a furlough, visits school.
Receive news of the marriage of Miss Dawson, now Mrs. Tribble.
Miss Lynch ill in Chicago with influenza.
Second team defeats Froebe1's first. 18-6.
First appearance of the Spanish "flu" in school.
East Chicago called us "farmers", but we showed 'em. 39-0.
Reported at 3 A. M. that Germany had surrendered.
Only "local color". First afternoon "hop", Teachers up in arms
because there may be a vacation because of influenza.
Hurrah! School dismissed indefinitely. Teachers all smiles be-
cause they are to receive full pay during vacation.
Somebody's always taking the joy out of life. School open again.
Moonlight picnic in Miss Bruns's back yard. As usual four
young Sophies were nowhere to be found.
Game with Evanston postponed because of "Hu". No school
again for ten days.
Can't possibly get a vacation. School board has a meeting and
decides we don't need one.
Expression class ftrying to get creditsj sends flowers to Miss
Five Senior girls leave in Ruth Wolf's car to visit Hammond
schools. We understand there were five Hammondites to
Health authorities come to our rescue and close schools for two
weeks. No shows and no dances permitted.
School opens after two weeks' vacation. Our honorable Presi-
dent learns to dance.
Word received of the death of Carl Smith and Frank Knotts,
both graduates of Emerson.
Teachers try to kill us by giving lessons that ordinarily take
three or four days.
We hold Oak Park to an even score, 6-6, with no one on the
side lines because of "flu".
Ruth Wolf announces in Expression that she has a new Hman".
She says that instead of Coal-us it is now Coke-ly.
Several Senior girls are discovered missing this afternoon.
Cause-Red Cross ambulance drivers in town.
Everybody anxious for the big Hammond massacre.
War reported again ended. All Senior girls celebrate by tak-
ing a half holiday, and try to get into the "movies" without any
More talk. It still isn't over. The Juniors give us the shock of
our lives by announcing they are going to try to give a dance
after the Hammond game.
We beat Hammond 19-13. We are not surprised to learn that
the Juniors have postponed their dance.
War really ends. No school.
Frank Kendrick makes his first call on a young lady in Ross.
Crazy collar day. "Swede" J. receives prize for craziest one.
School closes once more because of influenza.
We received our second football defeat when Morocco defeats
us in a cow pasture.
School opens again. It seems to be a habit.
All the little Junior and Sophie girls wear clean dresses and
starched ribbons because Lawrence Tittle is in town in khaki.
Annual Board meeting. Oh, sad and cruel world! We are told
we are to have no Christmas vacation.
Everything is clear for a trip to Bloomington. We defeat Valpo
20-16 in our first basketball game.
Jessie Klinedorf entertains a Christmas party.
Our Christmas vacation.
Sherwood Judson has two famous Elgin boys at school. More
Afternoon dance in "gym". Alegra Nesbit entertains at dancing
Lane Tech 16. Emerson 13.
"Bob" 0. asks six girls to Faculty dance.
Faculty gives annual dance for Alumni and High School. The
first real dance of the year.
Death of Theodore Roosevelt.
Senior class meeting. Red and white roses were chosen as class
An honest-to-goodness basketball star, "Swede" Johnson, pur-
chases an ankle watch.
Defeat Rochester by a score of 27-21.
Edward Wilson and Mildred Freeburg are elected cheer leaders.
Our only class poet, Frank Kelso, writes a poem on "Nature".
Stella C. entertained at a "slumber" party. A new game, "Make
Believe", is reported. For particulars ask Bess F.
N ine ty-se'v en
"Childhood Day". Senior girls wear hair ribbons.
Defeat Hammond 32-13. "Beany" is put out of the game.
The Senior class entertains the basketball teams at a taffy pull
Alvin W. takes Jessie K. to the "movies".
Alvin W. goes machine riding with Florence B.
Jessie K. has a hair-pull with Florence B. Result-Katheryn W.
goes to a dance with A. W.
Emerson 32. Valpo 16.
The Juniors defeat the Sophies.
Five Senior girls organize the W. W. W. club and refuse to talk
to anyone. Lois H. seems to be the only one who broke the
rule, and she tells us that she simply can't resist when Willis
S. talks to her.
The Seniors defeat the Juniors.
The basketball teams, escorted by twelve girls, journey to Whit-
ing and defeat them 47-23.
Dance for High School and Alumni students given under the
supervision of Coach Brasaemle.
Mr. Spaulding requests two Seniors not to do their love-making
in the first iioor corridor. He suggests that a ride in a Ford
with Eva S. and her friend would be better.
Mickey F., Flo B., Stella C., Ruth W., and Bess F. see "Head
Over Heels" and "Going Up" in Chicago. They have chop
suey 'n' everything.
Team goes to Rochester and lose the second game of the sea-
son, 31-18. They have mighty fine "eats", and are so good-
looking the Plymouth team fears they will lose all their girls,
so cancelled the game for Saturday night.
Mildred Freeburg entertains at dancing party. We wonder
what happened to the hats of Jessie K. and Eva S.
Senior girls' hockey team entertains at a banquet in honor of
Junior hockey team.
Emerson 51. Whiting 23. Lois H. has party afterwards.
Coach takes his team to Lake Forest and defeats them 22-20.
R. Stimson gets "bawled out" for chewing gum.
Katherine P. receives a real-for-sure "frat pin".
Defeated East Chicago 44-36.
Emerson second team of girls defeats the Froebel second team
and Froebel first team defeats Emerson first by a score of
10-12. Matinee dance and spread given by girls' teams. Miss
Brownfield entertains Senior English class at dinner party at
Long skirts are becoming popular with the Senior girls.
Emerson "Chorus Girls" make first appearance in Moose Min-
Glen Park dances are getting to be a hobby of the W. W. W.
Ruby S. is seen powdering her nose in Auditorium.
Mr. White has a swollen jaw. The cause is unknown.
East Chicago 36-Emerson 24. Three of our best players,
Sibley, Wood, and Quinlan are kept out of the game.
Florence B. and "Mickey" F. entertain at a dinner dance at
Bess F., Donald McA., Mildred Freeburg, and Robert O. are
appointed as committee to find rooms for the out-of-town boys
during their stay at the tournament.
Everything ready for the sectional tournament to be held at the
Y. M. C. A. the 7th and Sth.
Defeat Monterey in our first game of the tournament 49-5 in the
morning, and Rensselaer 44-15 in the evening.
We win the tournament by eliminating Whiting from the finals
26-7 and defeat East Chicago in the finals 30-15.
The team that will represent us at Lafayette is announced.
Edward S. is almost overcome by the blow that he is allowed
Team leaves for the Northern Indiana tournament at Lafayette.
The Juniors present the boys with a little Easter basket of
fruit and the Senior girls accompany the team as far as Ham-
N ine ty-eig ht
mond and give them a large box of "eats", which is so heavy
that it has to be hauled on a wagon to get it to the car.
On the road to victory. Emerson shows mettle by defeating
Kendallville 33-13. Now for Jefferson High School.
With the referee against them Emerson loses to Jefferson by a
score of 21-18. The second team also loses out of the tourna-
ment at Whiting.
Coach Gilroy firmly states that Indiana referees will not officiate
at the next annual state high school basket ball tournament.
Mildred F., Berneil D., and "Mickey" F. go riding with three
friends from Hammond during school hours.
Lois H., Berneil D., Alef B., Jessie K., and Eva S. see "Going
Up" and "Fiddlers Three" in Chicago.
Basket and Foot-ball team pictures taken. Girls' team play at
Dr. Hall addresses girls on "Ideals of Womanhood' and the
boys on the "Making of an Athlete." The entire high school
is dismissed at 1:15 to hear the lecture on salesmanship.
Senior class meeting. Committee appointed to arrange for Fare-
Ruth W. appears with the latest fashion in spring hose.
Girls' basket ball teams and friends entertained at Matinee
dance at Froebel. A group of boys give a minstrel show.
The W. W. W. give dinner party for basket ball team at the
home of Jessie Klinedorf.
The dates for the Oratorical contests are announced. Everybody
busy in the Expression class working on their selections.
The Senior girls defeat Freshman 13-1.
Again the Senior girls bring in a victory by defeating the
Alas! The Juniors defeat the Seniors and are awarded the
championship merely because they have defeated all the other
George Dunleavy is elected Captain of the Foot-ball team for
the coming year. A mock trial is held in the Civics class.
"Bob" O. is fined S50 because he failed to pay his board to his
landlady, Alef Blake. Lois H. and Mildred F. are the wit-
nesses, each testifying that he spent S20 on them. We wonder
if Bob ever saw this much money.
Groups of Seniors can be seen standing around the hall, whis-
pering just at the time any Juniors happen to be passing. It's
all a joke. The Seniors want the Juniors to believe the "hunt"
is to-night and they believe it and hunt until Adrian's car
runs out of "gas".
Donald M. sits on a tack although Miss Lynch does try to
prevent it. Annual Board meeting. Junior class meeting.
Miss Hagedorn leaves. Alef B. is elected captain of the Senior
Bessie F. receives a letter from Hammond. By the smiles on
her face we know they must have "made up".
Edward S., Donald M., Arthur O., and Frank K. are chosen in
the Oratorical preliminaries and Lois H., Alegra N., Ruth W.,
Hazel E., Florence B., and Eva S. in the Declamatory prelim-
Campaign opens for a larger sale of annuals.
Alegra Nesbit, Lois Hutchins, Donald McArthur and Frank
Kendrick are chosen in the Oratorical finals.
School is dismissed one hour to see war trophies at Lake Shore
station. May U. is the only girl lucky enough to get a "date"
with a Marine, just back from the front.
Hurrah! Another vacation. No school because of a broken
boiler. A dance in the girls' gym until "Grandpa" sends us
home. A great many boys and girls go to the Orpheum and
cause quite a bit of disturbance. "Swede" J. evidently thought
the leading lady was fiirting with him.
First track event. R. Stimson comes in first and A. Gerdes
second in the cross-country run.
Florence B. writes to Beatrice Fairfax to inquire if it would
be the most proper thing, if she should move her seat in Ex-
pression behind Bob O. Evidently Miss Fairfax must have
The big event of the year-The Junior-Senior Hunt. For the
second time in the history of the school, the Juniors fail to
find the Seniors.
The parts for the Senior play are given out. A good-looking
young man calls for Nellie Osman, but Mr. Spaulding will not
allow him to wait for Miss Osman in the hall.
Senior class meeting. As usual the Secretary and "Beany" have
a little argument. At last the class decides on the proper invi-
tations for graduation. Sherwood Judson wins helmet for the
best three-minute talk at Froebel on the Liberty Loan cam-
Lake County Oratorical contest at Froebel. Emerson fails to
place in either of the afternoon contests, but Donald M. re-
ceives second place in the Oratorical contest in the evening.
Victory parade. Emerson makes a good showing with a large
representation of school children under the supervision of
Coach Gilroy. After the parade Wilbert D. is seen going to-
ward 424 Adams all dressed up in a pink collar.
East Chicago feels rather big-headed to-day since they won
three first places in the contest at Froebel and visit Emerson.
The Wilson Brothers, Jerome P., and Morris F., seem to be
the main center of attraction.
"Shrimp" F. and Elmer W. la Froebelitej are added to the
lovelorn list. The parts are given out for the Senior English
The Seniors defeat the Juniors in the first baseball game 5-3.
Freshman and Sophomore girls' basketball teams entertain the
Junior and Senior teams at a beach party at Miller.
Hammond-Gary track meet. Hammond 57. Gary 47.
The Junior class entertains the Seniors at a beach party.
Major Meade arrives to organize a regiment of Emerson boys
for military training.
The "Sophies" lose to the Seniors by a score of 8-3. Miss Con-
yer, the new typewriting teacher to take Mrs. Tribble's posi-
tion, makes a good beginning by making some new rules, one
of which is that there will be a test given each and every day.
The honorable Seniors bring in another victory by defeating the
Freshmen by the simple score of 20-1. We nearly die of
heart-failure when we hear that Geo. D., Dils, Sibley, and
Kelso will not be eligible for the Lake County Track Meet.
Matinee dance. Lois H. and Frank K. each receive third place
at the Northern Indiana Preliminaries at Michigan City. As
usual Frank makes' a "hit" with the young ladies of that city,
and Plymouth also.
Lake County Track Meet at Gleason Park. Hammond 29, Crown
Point 27, Emerson 25. But we made up for it by winning
first in the relay and receive the silver cup.
The Juniors defeat the hopeless Sophies 7-4. The Civics class
holds an election.
The Juniors announce that since there is too much luxury
around this school they will not be allowed to give a banquet.
The mystery to be solved now is-WHERE IS THE LUX-
The Lake View High School, from Chicago, plays Emerson on
the home grounds. Little "Shrimp" F. stays one hour with
Mr. Spaulding for chewing gum in History.
The F. O. P. club, composed of Junior girls, entertain at a
beach party at Miller. The remainder of the Annual goes to
The Northern Indiana Track Meet is held at South Bend.
The Senior Expression class will present "Young America" for
the annual Senior play.
The State Track Meet will be held.
The Juniors give the annual "prom."
The Froebel Junior-Senior prom and banquet will be given.
THE EMERSON MINSTRELS
FRIDAY evening, the 28th of March, a fair-
,fg R, Q . . . . .
sized audience gathered in the Auditorium to
be entertained by the above-mentioned group,
and the following programme was presented:
Opening Chorus ,...,., .............................. G ood-Bye, France
Dils and Hanlan ....,.... ...... ......,...,..... T a ckin' 'Em Down
Judson and English ..............,.,............. Why Girls Leave Home
Emlyn Jones and Eugene Dils-Duet .... Till We Meet Again
William Wood .............................,................ Mandolin Selection
Emlyn Jones-Solo ..,... ......,...................,.. R ainbows
Ed Smith-Solo ........ ................,. P rohibition Blues
Chorus ,.,.,.........,....,...... .......... Till the Cows Come Home
Military Review ................................ H. Harris, Rear Admiral
Carl J ohnson-Talk on Prohibition and introduction of Mr.
Ikey Green Qwho, we regret to say, was unable to ap-
pear on account of the poor car service to 40th avenueb
Jerome Pycha .,,..........................,......,..,..............,. After the Ball
Carl Johnson .......r..............,........,,.........,............. She's My Nut
English and Friedman ......,.......,......... Those Trombone Blues
The show as a whole was quite well taken, and espe-
cially the jokes on local characters were enjoyed. I am
sure none of us had ever thought of Harold Cogley as a
man with a "past". Dils and Hanlan, with their jokes and
songs, were made to display effectively the "long and short
of it," while Laddie Wilson with his "Oh, waiter" fwhich
he claims to be originall, was encored again and again.
Since our show many people have remarked on the excellent
quality of Emlyn Jones's voice, and with the assistance of
Eugene Dils two of the evening's "best" were rendered. In
the role of Ukelele-tapper Bill Wood surprised us all, and
his superior talent was manifested in the applause of the
audience. Ed Smith played the part of a "drunk" very
realistically. English and Judson next entertained f?J the
crowd, and even the English asserts he was entirely at
ease. It was learned on good authority that Judson was
What have we here? Why, Harold Harris in the
shoes of a commander-he and his squad deserve very much
credit. And now we approach the climax-Carl Johnson
as a temperance orator and prima donna. We wonder if
"Swede" had anyone in mind when he sang his song, for he
did look rather dreamy.
Then, after the curtain had fallen on this wild scene,
the crowd adjourned to the "gym", where a dance was en-
joyed by all.
But what show would be complete without the trim-
ming? In view of this, the committee extend thanks to
Margaret Neff and George Jackson, for as an orchestra
they did highly commendable work. Edward A. Wilson,
Jr., as a spotlight operator, and Frank Sibley and Louis
"Rattaport" also deserve credit.
Last, though not the least, the committee takes pleas-
ure in thanking and congratulating Coach R. E. Brasaemle,
who, by his untiring efforts, sacrifice of time, and careful
coaching, made possible the whole show.
-Sherwood Judson, 220.
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CAST OF SENIOR PLAY
Jack Doray ,,,.,,., ......... H erbert Plowman, Arthur O'Hara
...........Ruth Davis, Hazel Erlandson
Edith Doray .........
Mrs. McGuire ........
Art Simpson .,.......
Jim Reuter ........
-....-..-Alegra Nesbit, Eva Sprowls
Benny King .......,....... .......... D onald McArthur
Billy Coombs ........ - ......... .......... F rank Kendrick
Teresa McGuire ....... .......... E va Dubinsky
Patsy McGuire ......,.. ............. . .May Uhl
Willie Wright ........ .....,... C laudia Isay
Fanny King .............. ............. M ildred Feuer
Marjory Timmins ....... ........... M ildred Freeburg
The Dog ...r........... ....................... J asper
Court Officer .......... ....... R obert Freise
The Clerk ............... ....... L ois Hutchins
Isaac Slavinsky ........ ......... R obert O'Connor
Romney Burgess ......... ............ O scar Strom
Washington White ......... ........ B essie Friedman
Judge Palmer .............. ......., F lorence Bernstein
Nutty Beemer .....,. ................ R uth Wolf
Pinto ................. .........,..... A poodle
-H. E., '19.
H HAVEN'T you seen my kodak book 'P It's just
full of snaps of the bunches from 1909, on
I down. I've lost a great many of them, but I
Ugg., gf fb haven't forgotten them, by any means!
I Remember Earle Kohler? He ,surprised us
all by marrying a little nurse, when he returned from
camp. Ed Paine '10, was next, and then we found that
George Holmes '13, Mildred Heckenlively '14, and Claire
Summers '17, had all deserted our single ranks. Happy?
Well, I guess so! Everyone of them.
We read all about these things in the friendly con-
temporaries, the Post and Tribune, where the accounts are
most elaborately written up by our "staff" editors-Dena
Szold Carver, and Peg Hanlan.
Here are some of our worthy members who help
make the Gary Library famous-Anna Gibson '11, Mary
Holderman '12, and Adiah Taylor '11. Yes, Florence
Schaffer '12, Geraldine Phillips '14, Faith Viant '15, and
Hazel Swisher '15 are all teaching the "Wirt System":
Hazel still seems to have an interest in Indiana U., doesn't
Harry Kahan '11, just returned from receiving his M.
D. degree, is now a state assistant to the Health Board.
That's John Wicks beyond him, there, and a faithful war
worker in the mills. That's Sam Kreinman with the sweat-
er. He has been in the Medical Corps, since we first en-
tered the war, and he is stationed at one of the southern
Talking about athletes, Bernard Szold '17 and George
MacLennan were requisitioned from their companies for
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athletics, after the armistice was signed. They played on
the St. Nazaire football team, which played for the A. E. F.
finals. George has been retained for wrestling, and Bud
for the Olympic meet.
James Davidson '13 is attending the oldest university
in Europe, at Toulouse, and enjoying it immensely. Gerald
Phillips '15 is another fortunate, taking advantage of an ed-
ucational furlough. Recognize May and Leo? They are
still going together to all the dances, when they are not in
Emerson always was fond of music, and Peg Witmer
'17, Frances Brewer '17, Irene Davis '17, and Mildred
Welsheimer '17 , are all working hard, and are making great
progress in their study.
Look! This is George the Third-the most adored
youngster you ever heard of. George and Evelyn McRob-
erts are certainly fond parents, aren't they?
These were some of the first of our boys to go. Irv
Elser '16, is still in Texas, and so are Marvin Taylor '17,
and Paul Dexter '17. Clyde Fishel '17, has received his
discharge, you know. Laurie Spiker '17, is now in the
Army of Occupation. "Stu" Pritchard '16 returned not
long ago, as have these boys-Lester Holderman '15, "Bill"
Maloney '15, Carl Benson '14, and Russell Wilson '13.
This is the "Navy Page". Ensign Feder '13 is in En-
gland, Lloyd Cowan '14, now on the U. S. Robinson, is on
his way across, again, to participate in this trans-Atlantic
flight-his boat to be one of the accompanying guard,
Grant Wilson '15, Harry Carlton '16, and Eugene James
'17 , were at different stations. Ralph Hodson '17, and Don
Cameron '17, were in the Naval Reserve at Purdue.
Curtis and Elmer Dils were both in the "Y" service,
and Lewis Stone, this one, is transferred into this branch
until his father receives his discharge.
Henry Hay '18, Editor-in-Chief of the " '18 E.", is at
Pennsylvania U., while his shadow, Harvey Evans, is at
Chicago U. Runt Wood certainly looks happy-must like
De Pauw pretty well, and if this isn't Izzy Human! Wonder
how he enjoys Baton Rouge? This was taken just before
Elizabeth Grai '18, and Irene Spiker '18, left for Wiscon-
sin U. Here's Pearl Burford Burns. Didn't we have jolly
times at her cottage, and riding around in her Ford? This
is Agnes Brank Martinson. They both are so happy with
their "sojer" boys.
Eva and Fred Ramenstein have moved to Chicago,
while May and Paul Hake have gone to Youngstown.
And this bunch! How it is scattered! Doris David-
son is at Ferry Hall, Miriam Swartz at Ward-Belmont,
Ruth West at Brenau, Marian Monroe at Pestalozzi-Froe-
bel, Catherine Albright at National Park Seminary, and
Dillu Loyd at Lenox Hall. Sylvia Tittle is at home after
extended travel, and Florence Hemingway and Helen Hay-
man are studying music with Chicago instructors.
Isn't this fine of Marjory Hutton? She is in recon-
struction work in the southern camps, and is making a
great success, too. It isn't every alumni association that
can boast of such a corps of war workers, is it?
Then there are our "Gold Star Boys", to whom we pay
reverent homage, for we can feel that they gave their lives
not only for humanity, but for the Emerson Alumni.
-F. C. H., 18.
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john A. Davidson
Ruth Davis, General Mgr.
Nothing Less Than l0c and Nothing Over l0c.
My Hammond Rose ......,..,.,,,....,,,,.,,..,,,,,,,,,,, Bessy F,
Chewing Cum Bag .........., ,...,.......,...,..,.,,,,, M icky F.
lm 50 Pretty ......................... .,.,..... T . johnson
They Always Pick On Me ....,.....,.....,..,..,,,, Shrimp F.
The W. W. W. Blues ....,.......,.............., Berniel Davis
Oh, How l Hate to Get Up ln the Morning..Ed. Smith
l'm a jazz Baby ......... .............. S tella C.
Pretty Baby ..,......,... ...... .... ........... A l v in Wood
just One More ...,,,,,...,..........,.....,....... Frank Kendrick
l'm Olcl Enough for a Little Loving ............ Micky l'l.
I Love Her, and She Loves Me ..,.,,,,......,..... D.
Micky ..............,...........,...,.....,..,...... Micky McArthur
Everything ls Peaches Down ln Georgia ...,.,.4 Geo. D.
Down On the Farm .........,............................ Willis S.
l Didn't Raise My Ford to Be a jitney ..,........, Kelly
One lzundred six
Nobody Loves a Fat Girl .........,,....... ....,,, M adge F.
l just Can't Malte My Eyes Behave. .,...,. Jessie K.
You Taught Me How to Love You ...,. ........ l.. ouie R.
After the Ball ls Over ....... ....... ................ R 0 ss S.
l Want a Doll ....,.,........, .......... ...... L a cldie Wilson
just You ,,.i,,,,,,,,,A,i,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Beanie Harris
Meet Me Tonight ln Dreamland ................ Florence B.
Till We Meet Again ...... Bob Freise and Gladys Briggs
l Love You Truly ...........,.........,...... Herbert Plowman
Sherwood: "Who wears the biggest hat in the
Berneil: "l don't know. Who?"
Sherwood: "The guy with the biggest head."
Mrs. Quinlan, knocking on Frank's door: "Get
up, it's eight o'clock."
Frank fsleepilyjz "That's too bad. Better call
A gentleman driving in the country lost a tap
from his buggy, and drove to a farm house near by
to see whether he could get help. Seven little chil-
dren climbed on the fence as he drove up, and the
father appeared at the gate.
"l was looking for a monkey wrench," said the
"No, no," replied the Dutch farmer, "dis iss no
monkey ranch. Dese are mine children."
Silently, one by one, in the little books of the
teachers, down go the zeros, the little white blos-
soms. the forget-me-nots of the Seniors.
Beany: "Elwood would tango perfectly but for
Ruth: "Yes? What are they?"
Beany: "His feet."
See the noble Freshman,
Behold his face so fair:
How green he is,
How fresh he is,
His dome is full of air.
Art O'Hara: "Charlie Chaplin works a second
and he has a nickel for car fare."
Miss Knickerbocker: "Where was the Declaration
of lndependence signed?"
Flo B.: "At the bottom of the page."
Ceo.: "Where do you get that stuff, kid?"
Freshie: "l was teached it."
Geo.: "Teached it? Who learned you to talk
Miss Lynch, talking on what would make us
happy: "lf you were eating a big meal now, what
would it give you?"
Bob O'C.: nlndigestionf'
Miss Lynch: "lt says here in the hook that
Chaucer was a great cavalry rider. What does that
Oscar Strom: "That he was bow-legged."
Bright Junior: "He's got a lot of horse sense."
Still brighter Soph.: "Sort of a stable mind.
Art 0'Hara, wringing his hands in despair: "My
hair will always be read till I die fdyejf'
Geo. D.: "l'm working in the grocery store
around the corner."
Gladys H.: "What doin'?"
Geo.: "Teas'n coffee."
Miss Lynch: "Where in the Old Testament was
democracy tirst shown?"
Ed. Wilson: "The Pueblo Indians."
One hundred seven
Late Books by Well Known Authors
Married, Thru Thick and Think ................ S. Aldrich
The Science of Gum Chewing ............,..,.... Ed. Wilson
Thru High School in a Baby Carriage ...... F. Kendrick
Regrets on Leaving .................................... L. Dubetz
Confessions of a Flirt ......,.. ......... K atie Witwer
How It All Happened ....
Struggling Upward ........... ......
Vanity Fair .............. ..., A lvin Wood
A Perfect Lady ................ ..,...... L ois Hutchins
Easy Ways to Propose ........ ................ H . Smith
How to Get Rich Quick ......... ......... S wede Johnson
Keeping Up With Lizzie ...... .......... E lwood Glueck
To Have and to Hold ......... ....... M artha Taylor
Whispering Smith ............. .............. E cl. Smith
An Original Belle ........ ....... M adge Forsch
My Strange Life .............. .............. A . Verplank
One Wonderful Night ....... ......... S tella Copeland
Winsome but Wicked ......... ............. R uth Wolf
Not Like Other Girls ........,. ......... E l. Salmi
Two Bad Blue Eyes ..... ......... M ay Uhl
Adventures of a Modest Man ......
How to Break Dates ............. ..........,.. M icky Feuer
Wild Flowers .................................,,. The W. W W.'s
The Hutchins and Dierking Case ............ Willis Slosson
How to Loaf .............,.............. ......... A legra Nesbit
How to Study ...............,........ ..,.,.... B essy Friedman
A Few Excuses for Tardiness ................ Bob O'Connor
How to Conduct Yourself at a Banquet ............ Kelly
The Heart Breaker ..,......................... Jessie Klinedorf
l'm From Texas .... ............. A lef Blake
lrish Wit .................. ..........,..... ........ A r t 0'Hara
A Perfect Memory ........................,,.,...,,. Oscar Strom
Small Up-Keep of An Automobile ........ Flo. Bernstein
The Art of Boxing ......,..................... Renner Stimson
How to Write Love Letters ..,, ......... J oe Jacobson
How to Reduce ...............,,., ,,.,.v,.. B erneil Davis
Gin. C.: "What is the difference between a mo-
tor car. a sigh, and a donkey?"
Shrimp "l don't know."
Gin. C.: "Well, a motor car is "So Dear", a
sigh is "Oh Dear", and a donkey is "You Dear".
Helenzr "Well, how are you getting along in
Laddie Wilson: "Oh, all right. l'm trying to get
ahead, you know."
Helen: "Well, heaven knows you need one."
Matthias Fabianski: "Men are descended from
Bessie Harris: "Some haven't descended yet."
Little beams of moonshine,
Little hugs and kisses,
Makes a little maiden
Change her name to Mrs.
Some Sophies saw a bunch of green,
Some foliage they feared.
But coming closer they seen.
'Twas in a looking glass they peered.
To a Pony
Up, old nag, and do your best,
For tomorrow comes a Caesar test.
Oscar Strom: "Why does a sculptor die horri-
Grace P.: "l don't know."
Oscar: "He makes faces and busts."
Frank Sibley: "Gee, I had an awful fright last
T. johnson: "Yes, l saw you with her."
Lost and Found
Senior Girls' Championship. Finder please
return. No questions asked.
My voice. Kindly return to Bob 0'Connor.
A girl. Last seen walking down Fifth Ave-
nue with Donald McArthur. Finder please re-
turn to Art. O'Hara.
A giggle in History class. Finder please re-
turn to Berneil D.
A good reputation. Please return to W. W.
W.'s and receive reward.
An English credit. Finder please return to
A red blouse. Will be returned if descrip-
tion is given. e
A W. W. W. note signed "The Pres.'
Will be returned if owner will translate.
J.: "We had a regular 'movie' at our
B.: "How was that ?"
Carl: "The cook got tipsy, created a scene, reg-
istered cleflance when l tried to direct her move-
ments, and then she went reeling out of the
Ruth Davis fat the moviesj: "ls that seat next
to you gone?"
Edna Jones: "One minute, l'll see if it is still
Harper E.: "Do you know the story about the
Shrimp F.: "No."
Harper: "Spring it."
One hundred eight
Teacher: Please excuse johnny: he fell in a
puddle. You will greatly oblige by doing same.
Frank Kendrick: "George, let's quit school and
join the navy."
George Strom: "No chance: they want men."
WlIo's Who, and Why
Who's as wise as any owl?
Who studies all the day?
Who's always ready with a say
When there's a say to say?
Who can make the biggest boast?
Who can talk the loudest?
What is it that thinks it's IT?
Who always feels the proudest?
Who's as foxy as can be?
Who cracks the biggest joke?
That make you laugh and laugh and laugh,
Until you nearly croak?
Who's as green as green can be?
Who wonders at the juniors?
Who merely sniffs at Sophomores,
But stands amazed at SENIORS?
A yardstick to himself did say,
While walking down the street:
"I'll have to buy me a pair and a half of shoes
Because l've got three feet."
There are metres of time,
There are metres of tone,
But the best way to metre
ls to meet her alone.
Young ladies' faults are many,
Young men have only two-
Everything they ever say,
And everything they do.
Bessy F. had a wad of gum
lts color was white as snow,
And everywhere that Bessy went
That gum was sure to go.
Some Examples of Carelesxness
l. Dropping an acquaintance.
2. Cracking a joke.
3. Tripping up stairs.
4. Allowing a secret to escape.
5. Losing a chance.
6. Missing the point.
7. Letting fall a hint.
Miss Snyder: "Give me one cause of indiges-
Laddie W.: "Overstudy."
The youth: "lf I were to steal a kiss, would it
scare you so that you would scream?"
The maiden: "l couldn't. Fright always makes
Can You lmagine?
Berneil not talking about her relations?
Beanie pleased with anything the Senior Class did?
One of the W. W. W.'s not wearing jessie's red
Swede not acting crazy?
Ruth W. not having a date?
Ruby S. primping?
Eva S. not getting the giggles?
Gladys Briggs flirting?
Hutchie, not liking a "Dear Kingu?
Miss Lynch praising her Senior Expression class?
Kate C. at a class meeting?
May Uhl six feet four?
Shrimp F. without a fellow?
Bessie F. with curly hair?
The Senior class with twice as many boys as girls?
Gladys H. praising the Seniors?
Bob 0'Connor not "kidding" a girl?
Eugene Dils going with Bessie H.?
Stella talking in a low voice?
Claudia l. a basketball champion?
George D. not hungry?
Micky F. refusing to dance?
Ross S. asking a girl to dance?
Art. 0'Hara dancing the Pierette?
Micky H. playing football?
Flo. B. not in love with someone?
Sherwood Judson as Pavlowa's partner?
Frank Kelso smoking?
Herbert P. talking to a girl?
George Strom entered the school library and asked
the librarian: "Have you got the Progress of Pil-
One hundred nine
Some Don't: to Be Done
Don't count your chickens before they are
hatched. Sell them.
Don't hit a man when he is down. Kick him.
Don't smoke. Chew.
Don't lie. Forget it.
Don't steal. Hire the right kind of a lawyer.
Don't use slang. Cut it out.
Don't loan money. Borrow it.
Don't spend money foolishly. Have a charge ac-
Don't go broke. Stay broke and get used to it.
Don't think before you act. Dovas the stage peo-
Don't swear by your friends. Swear at them.
Don't borrow trouble. Buy a motor car.
Don't lose your health. Shoot the doctor.
Don't worry. Die.
Pedestrian: "Hey! You just missed me by an
Flo. fdriving her carf: "Be patient. l'm com-
ing back directly."
Martha T.: "lsn't it funny they don't charge a
policeman on a car?"
Kath. W.: "Well, you know you can't get a
nickel out of a 'copper'."
Teacher: "The centaurs were creatures with the
head and arms of a man and the body of a horse."
Billy fthe Ty Cobb of his teamfz "Cee! What
a combination for batting and base running!"
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