Emerson High School - Emersonian Yearbook (Gary, IN)
- Class of 1920
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Text from Pages 1 - 114 of the 1920 volume:
MISS MAMIE KNICKERBOCKER
DED1 C A T1 ON
With hearts that are loving and grateful,
For the help that smoothed the way
Through the four years of our high school course
For the years of labor in our interests,
For the wealth of knowledge firmly fixed,
For assistance of more than academic value,
The members of 1920 dedicate this hook to one
Who has been more than an instructor,
One who impartially aided or chided,
Whose square discipline earned countless friends,
And whose friend every member of this class
Will always be proud to be-
Mlss IVIAM113 KNICKERBOCKER.
Ardath Ralph Mary O'Hara
Asst. Art Editor
Asst. Business Mgr.
Mr. E. A. Spaulding
Miss Lilian Brownfield
Mr. N. P. Richardson
Miss Ida A. Lull
WILLIAM A. WIRT, A. B., A.
M., Ph. D.
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT GEORGE W. SWARTZ, Ph. B. PRINCIPAL E. A. SPAUL
DING, B. S
Lilian B. Brownfield
Lydia A. Sembach
Hilda Stimson Garner
Typewriting Forge Shop Expression Commercial Latin
Edith Conyer H. A. Thorell Louise Lynch John White Emma Peters
French Spanish Chemistry Physics Uoology
Bertha Child Lulu Pickard Jesse Warrum Harvey Waite Ross Grubbs
Botany Sewing Machine Shop
Cora Snyder Leora Sherer M. McEllhiney
Drawing Drafting Cooking Penmanship Music
Ida Lull O. N. Yeager Ethel Nice Clara Stephens Melvin E. Snyder
Primary Physical Training
Nell Cary Ralph Brasaemle
Margaret Stanley L. A. Erickson
Margaret Angell Erna Bruns
Lola Pearcy Arline Heimburg
Animal Husbandry Auditorium Continuation School
M. B. Shirley N. P. Richardson Lura Lee Bailey
Margaret D. Paul
He was the 'andsome 'ero of the S. E. C. play and a very fine hero he made.
Sherwood is our chief orator, too, and his rebuttal in the Froebel-Emerson debate
practically saved the day.
Class President '20. S. E. C. Play. Senior Play, Football '19, '20. Oratorical
The little lady from Elwood has won all our hearts with her charming ways and
her gay smile. We wonder now how we ever got along without her.
S. E. C. Play. Senior Play. Nlinstrels '20. Annual Board.
Herman left us singing "Good-bye forever!" but in about a year he returned. Prob-
ably realized how fine a class we are. He has met with a warm welcome-from junior
and Senior girls especially.
Track 'lS, '20. Nlinstrels '20. Student Council 'l8. Chorus '18, '20. Business
Mgr. of Annual, 20.
Gladys, as everybody knows, is one of our star athletes and
has won two tennis pins. Wonder why they call her "Temper".
Athletic Asociation 'l7, 'l8. Hockey 'l7, 'l8, '20. Basket-
ball 'l7, '18, '20. Chorus 'l9. lVlinstrels '20.
For one who seems rather indolent, Ed has accomplished a surprising number of
things. Not least among his tasks was the successful editing of the Annual at a time
when unusual difticulties were encountered. One of our athletes.
Class President IS. Football '18, 'l9, '20. Basketball 'l8, 'l9, '20. Senior Play.
S. E. C. PIW. Nlinstrels I9, '20.
Bernice is a girl who always "comes up smiling", whether it's after a tift with a
certain Sophomore for is he only a l:reshie?D or a "perfectly awful" Spanish exam.
It's hard to tell what we'd do without her to play for dances.
Basketball 'l9. Hockey 'l9, '20,
Gilbert is a staunch supporter of "common sense", particularly in doing Trig. If
the jokes in the Annual don't suit you, you may assault and batter him.
Senior Play. Joke Editor of Annual. S. E. C. Play.
Marge is a petite young lady, but that doesn't keep her from having plenty of
"pep". 1t's well that Glenn watches her carefully for there are many who are over-
joyed at a smile from her.
Class Secretary '18. Basketball '17, '18, '19. Hockey '19, '20, Athletic Asso-
ciation '19. Chorus '19,
Glen distinguished himself in S. E. C. discussions by his mastery of that form of
discourse known as argument. He goes in for track, plays, oratoricals, and debates,
and, once in a while, as a pastime, drives a Buick into a sand dune.
Track '19, '20. Lake County Oratoricals '20. Senior Play. S. E. C. Play. Class
The most modest of modest violets, this demure young lady would never be sus
pected of having a very serious case. These quiet people are often very deceivin
Student Council '2O. Hockey '18.
"You are old, Father William-" That is not literally true,
but William is rather serious and stern. Enid says he isn't, though,
and she is perhaps the best authority on the subject.
President Student Council '20. S. E. C. Play. President
Shorthand Club. Annual Board. Emerson-Froebel Debate.
Mary had a little lamb-But let us introduce you to Mary O'Hara's little lamb.
Like the other Mary and her lamb, this Mary and this lamb are inseparable.
Hockey '18. junior English Club.
Katie is one of our liveliest members and does much to keep the dignified Seniors
from becoming "too" dignified. She has taken part in everything from athletics to the
Senior play and is one of our leading vocalists.
Class Treas. '17, '18. S. E. C. Play. Senior Play, "Bohemian Girl."
If she could do nothing else, it would always be possible for Ellen to get a job
as lady clown in a circus. But, while we can't say she's always wide-awake, she has
plenty of ability and shines in basketball and hockey.
Annual Board. "Bohemian Girl". Basketball '17, '18, '19, '20. Hockey '18, '19, '20,
When she rolls her big brown eyes, Faye has 'em all going. Active in dramatics
and various contests. Don't tell anybody, girls, but she really would make a good class
I S. E. C. Play. Senior Play. Original Oratorical Contest '20. Freshman Play '2O.
"Mamie" has been one of Mr. Snyder's 'Astand bys" during his high school career
and has been active in school affairs as well. Likes to tease Glenn.
Class Treas. '18, Vice-Pres. '19, Band '17, '18, '19, Orchestra '17, '18,
'l9. Chorus '18, '19.
Ardie is another of those quiet people that one can never tell anything about. Her
history and civics grades have made us sit up and take notice and she's a shark at
Annual Board. Classical Club. Secretary Shorthand Club.
We think we've never heard Donald sa a word but he evi-
dently employs his time well, for his history grades are enviable.
Band '20, junior English Club.
This pleasant young lady, besides being generally useful, was class Valedictorian
with the highest average grade yet attained by an Emerson graduate. She wrote the
paragraphs about the other seniors but called for help on this one.
Classical Club. President S. E. C. Senior English Play. Mathematics Club.
Alfred is another new member of the class. Active in S. E. C. and a member of
the East Chicago debating team.
Madeline is another new-comer. She's been with us only a semester but she has
already made many friends. Full of fun and a good sport.
"Bohemian Girl." Classical Club.
Louie is one of those people who never seem to study and
still don't Hunk. Perhaps he gets through on his good looks, but
we think he'd get better Spanish grades if he'd "walk a little
faster," as the whiting said to the snail.
Football '18, '19. Basketball '19, '20. Chorus '17, '18, '20.
Lilly is a late addition to the class. so we don't know her very well. We like what
we've seen of her, though.
Always rather quiet. he works along without any fuss and gets there with the
best. As a stage manager he has been much in demand.
Football '19. Chorus 'l9. Class Treas. '19, Athletic Association '20
Dorothy was so attached to us that she couldn't go away with her family but
stayed to graduate with us. We're glad she likes us for we certainly like her.
Basketball '19, Hockey '20. junior English Club.
Like the cat that walked by himself, Martha likes to do things her own way, ancl,
again like the cat, she usually gets what she goes for. Leading lady in S. E. C. play.
Hockey '18, '19, '20. Basketball 'l9. Annual Board, Class Treasurer '20.
Rollancl make a most villainous villain in the S. E. C. play. We hope that that
character was dotted with the black mustachios and wig!
S. E. C. Play. Freshman Play. East Chicago-Emerson Debate.
As "Arline" in "The Bohemian Girl", Ethel has shown herself a most charming
songstress and we're proud of her. "The Bohemian Girl", by the way, started an in-
teresting case. Long may it flourish!
Annual Board 19, '20. "Bohemian Girl." Chorus '20.
If anyone ever sees Casey with touslecl hair, please let us know! What will
Dorothy Mountain do without her next year?
Classical Club. junior English Club.
Dagmar is one of our Spanish sharks, and for such a small girl she's surprisingly
energetic and active in athletics.
Basketball '17, 'l8, 'l9, '20, Hockey 'I9, '20. Classical Club.
Genevieve is another star in commercial work and one of our best typists. She's
rather quiet, so she's not well known by most of the class.
Junior English Club. Shorthand Club. International Typewriting Contest.
We all like Malvina, but woe beticle anyone who arouses her
anger! fDon't tell anybody, but we think she really ought to
have red hair.,
Hockey 'l7, 'l8, 'I9. Basketball 'l7, 'l8, '19, '2O.
We should have found it hard to do without Mary in athletics. lVlary's always
kidding someone. Can't help it, probably.
Hockey 'l8, 'l9, '20. Basketball 'l7, 'l8, 'l9, '20. Secretary Athletic Associa-
tion '20. Class Treasurer 'l9. Annual Board.
We had a basketbal star in our midst and dicln't know it until this year. Olive
is always busy, so we don't see much of her.
Hockey '20. Basketball '20.
Audrey is one of our smallest members and Faye's running mate. She seems rather
shy but at times-Well, we really don't know. Arnold might give us some information.
Senior Play. Original Oratorical Contest. Hockey 'l8.
Renner is a young man who has become very popular with
the ladies-or should we say A lady? Nlvell, anyway, he is.
Football 'l9, '20. Basketball 'l9, '20. Track 'lS, 'l9, '20.
S. E. C. Play.
Madge devotes most of her time to the Commercial Department and we suppose
that some day she'll he private scretary to some important person.
Hockey 'lS, 'l9. Shorthand Club. S. E. C.
No one excels Arnold in S. E. C. CHSCLSSIOIIS, as far as Uvim, vigor, and vitality"
go. A good student.
Student Council 'l9. S. E. C. Play.
Floret is one of our quiet, unassuming classmates. Somehow, one misses quiet
people when they're gone, though.
Hockey 'I8. Chorus 'I8, 'I9, '20, 'Bohemian Girl".
This popular young lady, not content with winning first place in the Lake County
Oratoricals, chose to become Salutatorian, too. She has taken an active part in all
President Classical Club. S. E. C. Flay. Class Secretary '20. Student Council ,l9.
For three years, Roswell was a shy little fellow, but this year he became bolder
and now he's quite a "lady-killer". Rivaled Bone Stimson for a time.
S. E. C. Play. Senior Play. Class Sec'y 'l9. Chorus 'l8, 'l9. Annual Board.
Marge is a gay person who manages to have a good time wherever she goes
She's everylJody's friend and everylnody's her friend.
Nlinstrels '20. Basketball '18, junior English Club.
Claudia leads the class in good nature and ability to stand teasing. Her only
serious fault is a penchant for-good-looking athletes? No, only one.
Senior Play I9, '20. S. E. C. Play. Chorus '19, '20.
Hermine showed herself, in the Senior play, an excellent actress. She is also one
of Mr. Snyder's most dependable musicians.
Hockey 'l8. Chorus 'lS, 'l9, '20. Senior Play. "Bohemian Girl".
.. CLASS HISTORY OF "1920"
OETS have sung praises, and inspired authors
ii have woven melodious eulogies in honor of
their classes, but the history of the class of
,,-.QL-fbi 1920 speaks for itself. There is no need of
T It I silver-tongued orators or musical bards to paint
the glory of 1920. Judge this class not by the individuals
nor by the many honors which were showered upon it dur-
ing those four happy years. Rather judge it by the perma-
nent stamp it left on Old Emerson-an impress not to be
defined in terms of memorable events or actions, but in the
spirit of Emerson. The class of '20 makes no other
claim to notoriety save that it left things better than it
We have, however, had as great an interest in school
life as any other class, and it is only fair that you should
know of such matters in connection with this class. We
entered high school in 1916, the largest class in the history
of the school, and from the first the class of 1920 took
a prominent part in all high school activities.
Although that first trying year proved for us, as for
others, full of hard work, yet we were well represented in
all phases of school life, athletics, oratory, even society find-
ing boosters in the class of 1920. Year by year we grad-
ually worked into school life, and each year found more
participants in school activities. In athletics, Dunleavy,
Smith, O'Connor, and others made 1920 famous. The
girls upheld the athletic honors of the class and captured
more championships than any other class ever did. In
oratory Smith again placed '20 in the foreground when
as a sophomore he took first place over all the juniors and
seniors. As juniors we were looked up to by most of the
school in almost everything. The great event of that year
was naturally the "Prom", and it was a wonderful affair in
the opinion of all who attended. It was easily the largest
and finest ever given and the class was proud of it.
So passed the first three years with all their trials, and
troubles, and happiness. The last and most serious yet
happiest year was ushered in on the relentless wheels of
time and as relentlessly ushered out-forever. Gone but
not forgotten. That last year found our ranks thinned but
still sturdy, composed of as fine a group as ever went
through any school together. Once more, and for the last
time, we did our school honor and took the lead in every-
Our greatest service was the fine example we set the
rest of the school and the honorable way in which we car-
ried the name of Emerson to the front. In athletics we
showed our ability when the boys won the inter-class track
meet and the girls won both hockey and basketball cham-
pionships. In oratory the class of 1920 carried off all
the school honors save one, when Sherwood Judson, Glenn
Rearick, and Clara Hogan took first and second in the boys'
contest and first in the girls'. Clara Hogan won first place
in the Lake County contest, while Glenn Rearick took sec-
ond. In the Northern Indiana contest Sherwood Judson
took second place. George Dunleavy, captain of the Emer-
son football and basketball teams and a member of 1920,
has probably gained more renown for Emerson than any
other one man. In social life we also took the lead and gave
two of the finest dances of the year.
All this meant much to us and always will be cherished
as fond memories. These deeds, all more or less concrete,
will with time be dimmed, but though it may not realize it,
our school can never forget our gift to the spirit of Emer-
son. We have nurtured and cared for it patiently, and
through such organizations as the Senior English Club
and the Boosters' Club, both founded and led by mem-
bers of " '20", we have sought to strengthen it. We have
succeeded, and left that school spirit a living, breathing fac-
tor which exerts great influence on the life of old Emerson.
Future classes may not know our names or our deeds, but
we have left to them all a priceless heritage in this revived
spirit, and the result of our good work will live as has that
of few other classes.
-Glenn R ecwiclc, '20.
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SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY
, ,G-1'-3 WAS the night of Commencement and all through
Not a senior was idle, not e'en the class fool,
For each heart was hard beating the sight to
Of the magical glass of the Wizard so old.
He had come from afar o'er mountain and dell
To our great class of '20, our fortunes to tell.
And now, bent and gnarled, and with wand in his hand,
His Visage all wrinkled, but stern, sage, and grand,
He stood by his wonderful crystal so clear,
While all gathered 'round him the future to hear.
"My children of Emerson"-the silence he broke-
List carefully now to the words which are spoke:
Neither whisper nor laugh, lest the Spirit you scare,
With one sweep of this wand you'll breathe Fate's magic
And waving and murm'ring o'er our wondering band
He brought us to '19 and '30's dim land.
"The United States court room I see," said the seer,
"Judge Judson presides, whose name strikes great fear
To the hearts of all criminals whose judgment is near.
Who is it now enters with step sure and swift?
Ah! 'tis Senator Wilson, who has the great gift
To move strong men to tears and women to fright
When he speaks on the great Prohibition iight.
He opposes the Anti-Tobacco League Bill,
And now is in court to sway men to his will.
But his case was nigh lost e'er to court Wilson went,
For the judge upon passage of that bill is bent.
Ed puts up a good iight Calthough wasting his breathj
And clinches his argument by, 'Liberty or deathl'
Now in the crystal, foreign scenes I behold-
Arnold Lieberman Russia's whole future will mould.
In out-speaking any man in all tongues he excels,
And, becoming excited, ofttimes he loud yells
That he'll make out of Russia a second great Rome,
While his wife, Floret Ohrenstein, brightens his home
On a scene of excitement his eyes next he bent,
And he told us 'twas Dunleavy, first president
Of the Irish Republic! We had long known at school
How he "stood pat" and firm for the "Irish Home Rule
His brilliant career was marked out by his wife,
Who leads him and Ireland in all social life.
He'd been captured at last by the coquettish way
Of his old senior classmate, Miss C., I say!
"I foresee in the crystal a war will progress
Against foes who our whole western coast do oppress,
But out of the fray a great leader doth rise
Whose ambitions do carry him up to the skies.
'Tis Ed Smith, who the world's fiying record does make
When he circles earth thrice and twice Mars, by mistake
Then, perceiving the foe, he comes down like a streak
And annihilates all within less than a week!
But during the months of the war that had passed
Kate Witwer's rich voice even Melba's surpassed,
And the soldiers in cantonment often did boast
That her voice inspired courage to kill the dread host.
In these stirring times still another star shone:
B. Wilson, who played in the comedy J ones.
In surgical work does Doc Stimson perform
The most marvelous deeds upon all the forlorng
'Tis his greatest accomplishment, to my belief,
To make a man from one leg and a false set of teeth.
His ablest assistant's Miss Hammond, I vow,
And happy are they in life partnership now.
In quieter scenes now the crystal portrays
Professor Greenwald, installed for the rest of her days
Teaching English to freshmen at Emerson UU".
Miss Ellen Strom's fame as a poetess grew
When, after her Love of ct Village M alcl-deep
She published a classical treatise on Sleep.
Helen Jones pounding out notes of L' H eureuse M oment
For one of her pupils is quite content.
Glenn Rearick, the author of edifying works-
Why Is Love? Heart cmd Soul, cmd Where Pclrclclise Lurlcs
Firmly asseverates that each poem and all
Isinspired by his wife Crlee Marjorie Halll.
Mr. Rearick's M emoirs of Cl Lonesome War 'Vet'
Is published each month in Bill Phillips' Gazette,
The most flourishing newspaper Gary e'er knew,
Which put Hearst out of business and the Gary Post, too.
His wife, Enid Holmes, with her gay parties fills
The society column- the expense is poor Bill's.
A rural celebrity I now come across-
'Tis Faye Holmes, who is tilling the rich soil of Ross.
She says that her country life, scms care or harm,
Rivals Emerson's experiment out on Brook Farm.
Not alone does she till, for Miss Winter stayed
Faithful, as ever, and to Faye lends great aid.
Miss Havens, most eminent Chemistry prize,
Is a magical worker in human disguise.
For as soon as they're published the whole world will know
Her remarkable discoveries about H2O.
Rolland Roley, the world-famed 'Steel City King',
Employs in his office the most speedy ring
Of expert stenographers from Emerson's store:
Madge Fogler, Dot Davis, and Genevieve Gaynor.
On a great financier I now turn my gaze-
Roswell Johnson, who will spend the rest of his days
In a big limousine at the head of parades-
He can afford to-gasoline was his 'trade'.
His beneficent hand is the mainstay and pillar
Of the library and Johnson museum in Miller.
Where Miss Brink, incidentally, holds entire sway
Of great volumes and Curios of prehistoric day.
In a large opera house in the same growing town
Ethel Larson, Galli Curci's sole rival, renown'd.
Who, in singing the star role of Friedman's Wood Elf,
Captivated the heart of great 'Morrie' himself!
Gilbert Greenburg by his new educational plan
Has aroused world-wide interest and demand
For the 'common-sense' system, intellectual and big-
CJust recall how he used it in getting his 'Trig'J.
When Gladys Daniels, having captured a number of hearts,
Settled down to tranquillity and domestic arts
In her old home town, Elwood, with an old home-town man,
Harmon Ward, to drown all his sorrows, began
In marine engineering his service to lend 3
And vows that for women ne'er more will he bend.
The Rappeport Syndicate, a great candy concern,
With Louie at head and 'Gene' Schrader at stern,
Puts the once famous Palace of Sweets in the shade,
And men everywhere talk of those two as 'self-made'.
After years of hard labor Olive Surman has gained
Reputation and millions for an invention world-famed
Which fills all who use it with joy, spirit, and "pep",
Miss Alschuler into her dad's shoes did step
And as a manager there she has had such success
That it rivals e'en Mandel's, you may well guess,
For o'er two city blocks now reaches the store,
And soon will extend its dominion two more.
Margory Clark is now shown in a great photo-play,
And thousands their hearts at her feet would lay
Were it not that the new star of all movie-land,
Al Johnson has already captured her hand.
Gladys Hancock, tennis champ, of all nations the best,
Has giv'n up her career and traveled far west
To Hawaii, where, called by the lure of the beach,
To the native kids swimming she endeavors to teach.
Though offers of marriage she's had time and again,
She vows that she never' did 'fancy' the men.
Mr. Heydorn always did shine in managing plays,
But now in the Orpheum he'll spend all his days.
Clara Hogan is seen in a small western town
Teaching the three 'R's' to the natives around.
Back to old Emerson now shifts the scene.
Three prominent figures are still there, I ween,
Miss O'Hara expounds for her class in the gym
The value of exercise in becoming slim.
Miss Onson in music has taken her place
And no time can ever her triumph erase,
For her chorus has tak'n cups and trophies a-plenty,
Which brings mem'ries of happy old school days of '20.
In principal's chair Ardath Ralph doth preside,
'Tis rumored, however, that soon she will glide
Into wide and untried matrimonial sea,
Accompanied by a master of Ancient History."
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As the oracle ceased, a great sigh through us thrilled,
For each member, we knew, would an ample fame build
And make Emerson ring in each corridor and hall
With the name of these Seniors-the best class of all!
-Clara H ogan, 220.
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JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY
g' SOON as we entered high school, we deter-
1-VERT mined to get right to work and make a name
for ourselves. We worked hard, and gained
: .,L,,,, the reputation of very good students, as the
teachers will testify. In addition to this we had
time to put out some good class teams and gain notice in
the athletic world.
Then as sophomores we again showed our metal, and
gained renown in both the athletic and scholastic fields.
We did not give much attention to social activities, because
we wished to get the hardest work done first, and then
turn our minds towards this phase of high school life.
When we returned this fall, we began our careers as
juniors by electing as class president, Elwood Glueckg Etta
Weber, vice-presidentg Eva Wilson, secretary, Lavina
Marshall and Rex Young, treasurersg Eleanor Best and
Stewart Taylor, Student Council representatives, and
Margaret Gale and Harold Heilstedt, representatives to the
With this force of capable and energetic young men
and women to guide us, we showed the rest of the school
what a real class was. In football we were represented by
those well-known young men, Ross and Frank Sibley. In
basketball we were again represented by these famous
brothers. We also had some fine teams of hockey, ice
hockey, and basketball.
Our ability to warble was proved when Mr. Snyder
chose many from the Junior Class for the Contest Chorus,
and these representatives helped bring victory home to
The play, "Pickwick Papers", put on by the Junior
class, was a tremendous success, and covered us with glory.
The Leap Year Dance, given in January, was another
huge success. The decorations, music, and "eats" were per-
fect, and all enjoyed a good time.
Then came the J unior-Senior Hunt. This Hunt re-
sulted in much discussion, for the seniors claimed that they
won, while the juniors contended that by virtue of violated
rules, they won. A
And then the Prom! What a fitting climax for the suc-
cesses and honors won during the year! Everyone declared
that the Prom was better than any preceding one.
Juniors have always been loyal supporters of old Em-
erson, and every game found them on the sidelines. They
have always taken a leading part in school activities. There
are no better Boosters in the whole school.
And we shall maintain our reputation, and keep on
with the good work during our senior year. Emerson will
have cause to be proud of 1921 and she will say, "Lo, there
is my class of '21, No better can be found."
-Vera Piiscorski, '21,
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SOPHOMORE CLASS HISTORY
lg' S boasted last year, we are still rich in prom-
,ww ise, and many are the boys and girls of our
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class that have entered into practically every
activity offered by the school,-from sports to
. We began our school year aright by electing Harland
Freebury, president, Marguerite McNeill, vice-president,
Marcella McCormick, secretary, Tyrie Robbins and
Virginia Chase, treasurersg Vera Pisarski and Frank
Stimson, Student Council representatives, and Marjorie
Tucker and Alvin Wood, Athletic Association representa-
tives. When Harland became a junior in February,
Marguerite took his place, and We elected Marjorie Tucker
vice-president. Marcella, too, believed she was too good
for the class, so she resigned and became a junior. As we
thought Russell St. John needed to work a little, we elected
him, and, of course, he could not refuse so great an honor
at the time, but afterwards he reconsidered and resigned.
Margaret Gross now competently fills the oflice. Theodora
Eastes fills the gap made by Vera.
We had the good fortune to have boys like Alvin Wood
and Frank Sibley to put on the first team in football, and
two other boys, John Wallace and Sanford Aldrich, to use
as "subs". Pickard, Salmi, Tom Haley, J annsen, Considine,
Goldman, and O'Hara were the sophomore boys that Won
places on the second team.
Some of the school's best basketball players on the
first team were Tyrie Robbins, Frank Sibley, Sanford
Aldrich, and Alvin Wood, While the second team men were
Pendleton, Goldman, and Salmi.
The boys' class basketball team was composed of
Pendleton, Clarence Krueger, Goldman, Friedlander,
Salmi, Considine, and Robert Krueger. The boys played a
good game of basketball and came out "champs" in the in-
The girls' basketball team, M. Taylor, F. Lakin, V.
Pisarski, E. Fuller, M. McNeill, and H. Hay, played fine,
Hockey games were entered into with enthusiasm by
both boys and girls. The girls' team consisted of eleven
snappy players Who held the seniors to a score of 1-0 and
defeated the juniors. fThey never had an opportunity to
try their skill against the "freshies" for some vague rea-
son.J The players were E. Fuller, L. Heflich, V. Pisarski,
H. Hay, C. Fisher, M. Gross, M. McNeill, H. Fogler, B.
Nesbit, V. Chase, and L. Turnipseed.
The boys' team, which won first place, consisted of T.
Haley, Salmi, H. Altenhof, Considine, J. Haley, Pendleton
O'Brien, and C. Altenhof.
Mr. Snyder saw much musical ability in the class of
'22 and so he chose Virginia Huff, Virginia Chase, Hope
Goshaw, Aline Szold, Beatrice Nesbit, Frank Stimson,
Mortimer Feder, William Martin, Russell St. John, Lester
Ingram, and Randall Lightbody to sing in the chorus Which
captured the silver cup in the Lake County Contest this
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None of our boys entered the oratorical contest, but
five girls, Alyne Szold, Marcella McCormick, Lillian Heflich,
Naomi Sensibar, and Sophia Friedland did, with the result
that Marcella was one of the victors. As she Won second
place, she represented Emerson in the Northern Indiana
contest at Michigan City, Where she Won second place.
The sophomores gave one hard-time dance which was
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a fair success. Another was planned for St. Valentine's
Day, but due to financial diiiiculties, it was postponed.
The sophomores fill a large corner of the Booster's
Club, and We can truthfully claim that the class of '22 is
the best and most enthusiastic class that old Emerson will
ever see. As juniors and seniors We hope to add glory to
the good name which We have already earned.
-Helen Fogler, '22 '
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FRESHMAN CLASS LIST
EMERSON HIGH SCHOOL
FRESHMAN CLASS HISTORY
THE stars through difficulties." Never has
this oft-quoted Latin phrase been applied with
, more reason than to the class of '23. Our stars
were high scholastic standing, social recogni-
tion, and athletic victories. Our difficulties
were hard studies, seniors, and experienced teams. It was
a long, hard struggle to overcome our numerous obstacles,
but like the "freshies" that we are, we came through con-
querors, which goes to prove that "F" stands not only for
freshmen but also for fighters. The teachers say that there
has never been a brighter UD class of freshmeng the seniors
are forced to admit that we are the best dancers in the
school Cnext to theml, and the experienced teams tremble if
the name of freshman is mentioned.
Early in the year, we officially began our high school
career by holding a meeting in which class officers were
elected. Realizing his worth, we elected Stanley Judson as
president, Irene Parsons was made vice-president, Robert
Beattie, secretary, Lyndall Wilson, treasurerg Emerald
Ray, boy representative to the Athletic Associationg Julia
Child, girl representative to the Athletic Associationg
Lillian Oglesby, girl representative to the Student Council.
True to the old saying, "The sooner the better," we
quickly made ourselves known. Emerald Ray and Richard
Sturtridge were on the varsity eleven. There were also
some freshmen on the second team. The girls were not to
be left out in the receiving of honors, so the hockey team,
led by its energetic captain, Gertrude Greenwald, who was
elected to that position by her unusual valor and grit,
succeeded in conquering all but the senior team, by whom
they were defeated by the close score of three to four. Miss
Bruns, as well as the seniors themselves, said that she had
never known freshmen to play so well and so hard.
When the basketball season came around, we again dis-
tinguished ourselves. Richard Sturtridge was the only
freshman to make the first team. In the inter-class tourna-
ment, the boys' freshman team received first place. The
girls also came out near the top.
In January, we held our second meeting, at which Miss
Kinnard was made our sponsor. Some of our officers having
become sophomores at the end of the first term, it was nec-
essary to elect more to iill the vacancies. For this purpose,
a meeting was held in March, at which Harriet Hanley was
made presidentg James Ricks, vice-president, and George
All this time we were not neglecting the social side of
high school life. It is not common to find freshmen who
could hold so many sleigh rides, theater parties, and in-
formal dances, and yet be able to maintain their reputations
as good students. We have also proved ourselves to be
youthful but promising novices of the stage. One of the
most successful entertainments given this year Was the re-
nowned freshman play. We also proved our fondness for
music by being represented in the Emerson Chorus by Ellen
Rooda, Eugene Ramey, and Clarence Hendrickson.
As the term draws close to an end, we turn our eyes
with joyful anticipation toward the unexplored regions of
our sophomore year. We feel that we have been truly wor-
thy of Emerson and are ready and happy to go on with
our course. -Mary Alice Kendrick, 223.
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igsjgwqq IMMY DOLAN walked heavily out of the office
of the Hanan-Hoover Furniture Company. His
face, naturally very expressive, as becomes a
super-salesman, wore an expression of surprise,
bewilderment, and no slight trace of resent-
ment. It was the third time in two days that he, Jimmy
Dolan, the cream of lumber salesmen, had been refused a
Jimmy was known the country over as one of the best
big-money salesmen ever developed in the lumber business.
A pleasing appearance, an extremely pleasant and appeal-
ing yet dominating personality, coupled with a thorough
knowledge of his business-and of men-made him a wiz-
ard at selling. Even in "covering" new territory there was
an air about him, as he brusquely entered men's offices, that
just compelled them to reach for their check books. It had
been said of him that he could sell anything from swamp
land to wet matches and make the purchaser thank him for
the opportunity of getting such a bargain. Jimmy was still
little more than a boy but he was already well on his way
to success in the business world.
Yet, with all his ability and his youth, somewhere
something had gone wrong. The super-six salesman had
slipped back a few notches and was now little more than a
drummer-a common traveling man. At first he had not
taken his failure to "land" a big order now and then as a
serious matter, but now, well-he was beginning to realize
that there was something wrong-radically wrong. One
order dropped once or twice a year did not amount to much,
but, "Three in two days I"-that was going much too far.
Suppose he should turn out to be a failure!
What would the "big boss" say?
That was a big question, What would people say or
think of him after all that had been expected and hoped of
him? But more important still-what could he think of
This state of affairs continued with little change, and
that for the worse, for a week, two weeks, a month, and
finally the long-dreaded, yet expected, happened. Dolan re-
ceived a telegram telling him to report at once to the "big
boss" at the main office in New York.
Now Jimmy loved the "big boss" as he would have
loved his Dad, had he lived, and he had worked harder for
this man than he ever had for another. What is more, the
"big boss" reciprocated this feeling fthough he seldom
showed ith , for beneath the gruff and business-like exterior
the "old boy" had a heart of gold.
So small wonder that Dolan hated to go to the "big
boss" with the stigma of "a failure" pinned to him. Yet,
deep down in his heart, Jimmy knew that it would do him
good to talk everything over with the "old boy". If there
was any way of finding out what was wrong with him, it
was by talking it all over with the best boss a man ever
When Jimmy arrived in the big city, he went straight
to headquarters, where he was told that the boss was on his
vacation and that it was the sales manager who wished to
see him. This important personage, jealous of his position
and fearing that Mr. J effries, the "big boss", intended giving
Jimmy the place, had jumped at this fortunate-for him-
state of affairs as an opportunity of getting rid of a danger-
ous competitor. Jeffries was away and the company's best
salesman had gone to the dogs. Knowing Jimmy would be
too proud to appeal to higher authorities, the sales manager
had resolved to find an excuse to discharge him.
"You are the man who dropped that Hanan-Hoover
order, are you not?" was his comment as Jimmyientered
"Well, what have you to say for yourself ?"
"Then I am sorry to inform you that I have instructions
to give you the information that this company does not pay
salaries to ornaments and that you may draw your check."
"What! The 'big boss' told you to discharge me ?"
"I repeat. I have instructions to let you go."
Hot-headed Irishman that he was, Jimmy strode an-
grily out of the office, never stopping to attempt to confirm
the sales manager's order. Dolan felt that if the company
did not want him that there were other jobs to be had.
For several weeks Jimmy drifted around, selling every-
thing from soap to patent medicines, his bank account grad-
ually dwindling to nothing. He lost confidence in himself
and cared little what he did.
At first Jimmy had thought that he never wished to
hear of the lumber business again. Of late, however, he
had been feeling that irresistible longing, that comes to all
who have ever been there, for the winter woods, the log-
jammed rivers in the spring drive, and the "klop", "klop" of
the lumberjack's axe as it bites into the living wood.
It was there that Jimmy had started in the lumber
business and it was his thorough knowledge of that part
of the business that had caused Mr. Jeiries to take an
interest in him. While now he did not wish to stay in the
lumber business, he felt that it would be a fine vacation for
him to work in a lumber camp through the winter. Perhaps
this experience would even set him right with himself and
give him a new lease on life.
To think was to act with Jimmy. So marshalling all
his resources, he found that he still had enough' to pay his
fare to the Maine woods. Already the mere thought of the
great out-of-doors had put new life into him and he felt as
he had not felt for many weeks.
Arriving in the Maine lumber district, he went to one
of the largest of J effries' winter camps and there applied to
the foreman for a position.
Dressed in an old corduroy suit, heavy mackinaw, high
boots, and slouch felt hat, he was the typical lumberjack.
His tall, well-knit, athletic frame and strong, lean face-
now beginning to lose the city pallor and take on a bronze
tinge-all bespoke his familiarity with the strenuous out-
door life of the woods and lumber camps. The woods fore-
man merely inquired whether he could swing an axe, and
when answered in the afiirmative, promptly put him on the
For several weeks Jimmy lived this life among real
men, and here as everywhere else he soon took his place as
a leader. His broad knowledge of the business soon became
known to the foreman, who, as a real man ever ready to
recognize another's ability, soon began to go to Jimmy with
problems he found beyond his own ability to solve. Jimmy
soon showed that he had a great deal of unusual ability as
One day, just before the spring drive was to com-
mence, Jimmy strode into the foreman's ofiice. Halfway
across the room he stopped, startled and embarrassed, for
there by the foreman's desk sat none other than the "big
"Jimmy, what under the sun are you doing here? I
thought you were in Chicago."
Jimmy was, for once, completely "fazed".
"Er-er, well, it seems to me you ought to know why
I'm not in Chicago."
"I ought to know why you aren't in Chicago? That's
where you are supposed to be this time of the year."
"What'? I'm supposed to be there ?" ejaculated Jimmy,
a light beginning to penetrate to the hot Irish head.
"Certainly, that's where your orders were for, weren't
"You mean to say you don't know about it ?"
"About what ?"
"Why, I was fired."
"Fi1'ed!" echoed the "old man".
"Yes, fired," answered Jimmy somewhat bitterly.
Then followed explanations. It developed that J effries
had been in Europe and had known nothing of J immy's dis-
missal. Upon his return he had decided to make a personal
inspection of the "drive" and had thus met Jimmy.
With his long experience with salesmen and his fa-
therly understanding of Jimmy, the kindly old boss soon
analyzed J immy's decline as a salesman.
"Jimmy, boy, I'm going to tell you something about
yourself. You know men, but it seems you've failed to un-
derstand yourself in this case. You undoubtedly know that
one very necessary characteristic of a real, big-six sales-
man is interest in his work and faith in what he is selling.
When you first started to sell for me, you had that interest
and faith. Soon, however, your confidence in your own
ability grew so strong that you ceased really to try to sell
your product. You simply relied on your own personality.
Right then you began to drop big orders. At this point the
villainous manager entered the plot and the hero was fired.
Now, Jimmy Dolan, if I were to carry out the conservative
plot, according to all rules of fiction, I should discharge the
plotting manager and give you his job. Well, I'm going to
fire that manager, but I'm not going to follow out the rest
of the story.
"Jimmy, your little 'vacationl in the woods has found
your real place in life for you. You weren't cut out to be a
salesman or even a sales manager. You are an executive of
the very highest type, and that is why I am making you
General Manager of the company at 325,000 per."
-Glenn Recwick, 320.
THE MAKING OF JEFFREY OLDS
Ig., TTT? T WAS the final practice before the Cammond
game. The sharp voice of the coach rang out
now and then in the clear, crisp autumn air,
W W only to be immediately followed by the hoarse
voice of the quarterback snapping out the sig-
nals and the thud of the impact of body against body. EX-
cept for these sounds there was an ominous silence in the
atmosphere-a silence which suggested trouble. The voice
of Coach Milroy boomed heavily after a time, "Ribley, take
Olds' place at 'full'." And as Ribley trotted out to take his
post and as Olds sat down on the substitute bench, every
man there knew that a drama had been enacted before them,
for if Olds did not play on the morrow the day would be
lost, and every man knew why Olds would not play.
As the boys waited their turn on the rubbing table, the
coach's voice was heard. "Olds," he called from his sanctum
just off the dressing room, "come here."
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Jeffrey Olds was the only son of one of America's
wealthiest automobile manufacturers. To say the least, he
was a spoiled child. In his high school days he had found
that a five-dollar bill or one of larger denomination, if the
situation demanded it, could get him out of any tight fix he
ever got into, and as a result it was with an "I've-got-the-
money-so-treat-me-right" air that he had first viewed Emer-
son College, and he kept this attitude toward college life all
through his school years though he was now a senior. The
'school had tolerated him as a necessary evil, for at fullback
he was a "demon" and his shot-put far excelled anything in
that region. But lately he had taken to breaking training,
and what was worse seemed not a bit ashamed of it. And
the night before the championship game he had been taken
out because he was not in fighting trim. Minus Olds the
boys feared for the game, and to make matters worse Olds
"Sit down, Olds," said the coach as the young man en-
tered the door. "Now listen carefully, for I'm going to be
mighty brief. You've broken training, you've betrayed the
gold and grey, and what's worse, you've not repented of
your action one bit! I wash my hands of you-you're
through-you're fired-or any way you want to put it, just
so you get out of my sight and never enter that door again.
What would have stunned an ordinary man, what
would have made him "see red" and come back with a plea
for another chance, did not even "faze" Jeffrey Olds. Who
was this coach compared with him, Jeffrey Olds? And so
with a casual "Very well," he stalked from the oflice, and
with a look implying, "You'll be sorry for this," he walked
to the campus, where the chapel clock was striking six.
What was this place to him-he'd show these people who
he was. These and many other similar thoughts passed
through his mind as he walked to his room.
Emerson was only an hour's run from Chicago and
eight o'clock found Jeffrey Olds in the snug room of his old
chum Ralston Day. Ralston Day was the one real friend
whom Jeffrey had, a friend for whom Jeffrey would cut off
his right hand. Ral Day had seen that there was some good
in Olds and had attempted to bring it out. He was now a
senior at Northwestern and had acted as a "big brother"
toward Jeffrey ever since they were in high school. Jeffrey
had always admired Ral's common sense because it is hu-
man nature to appreciate in others qualities which are to-
tally lacking in ourselves.
"You here, J eff, old boy? Why-I thought you were to
play tomorrow." His keen insight told him that there was
something radically wrong somewhere.
"Play! Humph-I'm thru with Emerson. Play!
Bah I! Just because I broke training the fool coach gave me
my walking papers. But I should worry-what's Emerson
And he snapped his fingers to emphasize the contempt
in his words. "And what's more-I'm going to wire dad to
cut out his subscription to the Emerson Endowment Fund-
I guess they'll miss me before long-how about it ?"
Ral leaned back in his chair and fixed his searching
grey eyes on J effrey and said simply, "J eff, you're the rot-
tenest cad-yes cad, I ever knew." Then with fire in his
eyes he rose and stood menacingly over Olds' chair, and
temporarily losing control of himself, he cried hotly, "Sit
still, you prince of fools-I'm going to have a talk with
you. In the first place, who are you that you think Emer-
son College should pay homage to you 'Z-should fawn upon
you just because you're your father's son, and a poor one at
that? I tell you, J eff, you're a snob, a dyed-in-the-wool snob
-and what's worse than that, you're a traitor--yes-a
traitor. Anyone who'll break training when the school's
honor depends upon that breach is a traitor to his alma
mater. Why-why-you pitiful child of the idle rich-
you're of no use to humanity. I have tolerated your egotism
because I thot it was the worst side of you, and that your
better nature would come to the top, but-well, you see for
yourself. You pampered, petted poodle dog-don't you
realize what your college means to you? Didn't you ever
feel that intangible something grip you when you saw the
ball pass your opponents' goal and knew that Emerson was
winning glory? Try to realize what it'll mean to you in fu-
ture days to look back and say, "I helped Emerson win."
But I suppose I'm wasting breath on you. But realize this,
man, your chances to help Emerson are gone-all gone!"
"But look here, Ral, I"-Jeffrey seized his opportunity
to defend himself as Ral stopped for breath, "I-er-that
"Yes, 'I'," interrupted Ral hotly, " 'I'-why you pitiful,
egotistical, hothouse flower, do you imagine that a college
will bow down to you because you have the name and
money? And let me add this, J eff-you must leave here in
the morning, for I cannot be a friend of a man who would
deliberately betray his school and then treat it so lightly as
you have. You may stay here tonight but you must leave in
the morning, for as to our friendship-it just doesn't exist
Jeff Olds for the first time in his life was stunned.
You may say what you please, but to be disowned by your
college and to lose your only friend within a few hours is
bound to have an effect on even the most blase of persons.
"Ral, Ral," he whispered hoarsely, "you don't-you
can't mean that I-" and for the first time in years Jeffrey
Olds cried, cried like a baby-cried from his heart. After
fifteen minutes he arose and went to where Ral was study-
ing. He laid his hand on Day's shoulder and said, "Ral,
you're a real pal and showed me the real thing, and I am go-
ing to do the right thing. Good-bye."
It was the third quarter of the Emerson-Cammond
game and Emerson held the small end of a six-to-twelve
score. It seemed that by this time neither team could gain
and so by an exchange of punts Emerson managed to get
the ball within ten yards of Cammond's goal and here
they were stopped. For four downs Cammond's line held
like a wall and then Emerson again received the ball on a
fumble and tried again. '
All this time on the side lines a little scene was taking
place near the substitute's bench, where a big, strong, clean-
cut man dressed in the gold and grey of Emerson was
pleading with the coach with outstretched hands and tears
of anxiety in his eye. "Please, coach, can't you see-I
don't want the glory of it, I want old Emerson to win!
I'm a cad-I'm anything you want to call me, but please-
look, did you see that-that Cammond man'll never get by
"All right-shut up and go in-and-win that game!!"
Olds fairly bounced on the field, and as he took his
place, Frank, the quarterback, yelled above the din, "Signals
18 24 22 18 36 17 hike," and with a groan of joy
Jeff felt the ball in his arms, saw the line crumple before
him-and then the goal posts seemed to loom above him
and then-victory. Good kicked the goal, and the day was
But though only a few knew it, a soul had been saved
that day, and a new Jeff Olds was born.
-Sherwood Judson, '20.
IN THE DUNES
gh arched sky, the proud dune stands alone,
' rft, with regal air, her crest
ees crowned, storm-tossed, wind-beaten things
:h out patient, dead arms to the air
Lhere, gaunt and bare, for what may come,
. a windy space of smooth-swept sand,
iess dimmed with shadows of clouds that pass
Wie ..,. , .low in the silent, boundless sky.
-Dorothy Greenwald, 120.
THE WITCHING HOUR
SAT one wintry night in front of a glowing
fire-place reading. The room was dark save
for a small lamp at my right and the light made
'Jil " by the fire. Along the four walls of the room
there were bookcases filled with books.
After reading for awhile, I felt drowsy and so I laid
my book down upon a chair in front of me. While sitting
there thinking, I was surprised to see the book opening and
a little boy stepping from its pages.
"I am Oliver Twist, dear reader, used by Charles
Dickens to show the condition of the charitable institutions
in England, I'm sure you have heard of me. You are won-
dering, I know, just how I happen to be here. You see in
this library all the characters of these books come out for
a frolic between the hour from twelve to one, and promptly
at one you will see them run back to their books, for if they
are out after one o'clock they are punished by their author
and never allowed to come out again. If you like, I shall
sit here on the arm of your chair and watch them frolic to-
I lifted him up and put him on the arm of my chair.
One by one the small elfish figures came from their books.
The first was a pretty young girl who came up and cour-
tesied. 'Tm Judy Abbot in Daddy-Long-Legs. You have
heard of me, I know, for I remember seeing you when you
read Daddy-Long-Legs," she said.
"Indeed I have heard of you and have often wished I
could meet you. Won't you sit up here with Oliver?"
B.: f elf,
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"Pd love to if you don't mind."
By this time there was a great crowd of them gather-
ing together, and many of them were very familiar to me.
"Get in line if you wish to meet our reader," called
Oliver Twist in his thin little voice.
So they formed a long line and as each came up, they
bowed and told me their names.
A very sweet-faced girl came up next-"I am Nell in
Old Curiosity Shop, dear reader." I
"I am Pip in Great Expectations," said the next lad.
"I am Sydney Carton in The Tale of Two Cities."
So one by one they introduced themselves and then
they began to dance or talk with each other.
There were a great many that I had never heard of be-
fore. These Oliver Twist introduced to me.
I was watching them dance when two separated from
the rest and began to talk. I was able to overhear their
One was Pip and the other one I had just met. His
name was Edwin Drood.
"Well, how are you? You haven't been here lately,
have you ?" asked Pip.
"No, I was off upstairs in my master's room. He fin-
ished me quite awhile ago, but I suppose he forgot to bring
me back. I heard mistress say when she put me in my place
today that he fmy master, I presume,J never put anything
back where he found it."
"Well, did you have a good time ?"
"Oh, fairly good. There were some other people there
I had never met before. What have you been doing?"
"Oh, I was over at a neighbor's house for a couple of
days," answered Pip.
"Really? You are a lucky fellow."
"Say, over there they don't have many books, but
music! Whew! there Pip whistled softlyb just 'scads' of
it. And at twelve all the singers of the records come out
for their frolic. Oh! I say it was certainly splendid to
hear them sing."
Here the two fellows moved away and again joined the
dance. I was so surprised on hearing the conversation of
these two characters. Who would ever think of their en-
joying music! They seemed to think it wonderful to go to
another house. You really can't blame them, though. It
must be terrible to be shut up in one room or house all your
I turned my thoughts back to the rest of them. Back
and forth they were dancing as light as feathers. The only
music they had was a chant sung in unison. It sounded
When they seemed to be at the height of their fun, the
clock struck one and every one scurried back to his book.
Suddenly I felt a tugging at my shoulder and some-
thing climbing down my arm. Behold Oliver Twist had
climbed upon my shoulder and while there had gone fast
asleep and had failed to hear the clock strike one. He was
struggling to get down. I tried to help him but I could not
get him off my arm, when I suddenly awoke to find myself
pulling at Daddy's hand on my shoulder and murmuring,
"Hurry, Oliver, or you'll never come to see me again."
So ended one of the prettiest dreams I have ever had
or ever expect to have.
-Marjorie Hall, '20.
The deep, clear night enfolded all the land,
Stillness reigned among those glorious mounts,
Above, the stars shone cold and radiantg
The calm, full moon peeped slowly o'er the peaks
Whereon the snow lay glist'ning with silver sheen.
Bright, gleaming moon rays struck the leaping falls
Which joined the joyous river in the vale,
And winding, twisting, writhing, leaping o'er
The black, cold rocks, it ran its course to sea,
And I stood there and watched it with a thrill.
I stood upon those mighty Rockies there,
And the sight which I beheld did thrill me through g
Like a silver ribbon winding 'round the vale
The little river shimmered, laughed, and played.
But high upon the peaks the moonbeams lit,
The glistening snow sheet capped their majesty.
The stars peeped slowly from the blackened blue
And they beheld the scene that I saw too.
-Clara H ogom, 220.
THE CRATHORNE CUP AND SAM JONES'S
,g ay XCITEMENT was running high at the Melton Melton High pinned its hopes of obtaining the tempting
High School. The annual track meet was to prize on Martin and Kimton, the two shining lights of its
take place that Saturday and the final posses- athletic galaxy of stars. Jones was passed off with a
sion of the bitterly-fought-for Crathorne Cup smile.
was to be determined. Three high schools,
Melvin, Lortin, and Hopkins, had each won twice. It was
generally conceded that one of these schools would win for
the third and last time. So it is not surprising to know that
the meet was the all-absorbing topic of the week.
Each day, after school was out, more than two score
ambitious aspirants could be regularly seen shot-putting,
pole vaulting, sprinting, and in general attempting to per-
fect themselves in the fine art of the cinder track. A casual
observer's eye, however, would have undoubtedly stopped
on Samuel E. Jones. Not that he was particularly out of
the ordinary as an athlete-not at all. When, however, he
heaved his long attenuated frame into the air, trying to
negotiate the bar at the dizzy height of eleven feet, his
green suit, striped with yellow, in combination with his
glaring shock of red hair, made so bright a spot in the
spring atmosphere that the passer-by's glance was inevita-
bly drawn by the spectacle. Jones's schoolmates had
chaffed him unmercifully for a long time about his peculiar
raiment, but gradually they had become accustomed to it, so
that now they did not crack more than a fleeting smile at the
Jones was not considered of championship timber.
"If he could make another half-a-dozen inches, of
course, but-." The deprecating gesture of the hands
which followed the above remark always seemed to imply
that those extra inches weren't there.
The coaches had also ceased trying to make Jones a
"He just naturally can't get his body over that bar,"
was the head instructor's dictum.
Time passed, the week slipped by-and Saturday
morning dawned, the sun rising as usual seemingly unper-
turbed by the very momentous events which were to be de-
cided that day. The place of the meet was Melton Stadium,
which had been put into perfect shape by the caretakers.
The morning was over, dinner was eaten-and people
began to assemble on the grounds. Not a cloud and only a
mere breath of air. At 2:00 promptly, the various events
began to be reeled off.
The race was as expected, neck and neck. Five points
were given for first, three for second, and one for third.
The school having the greatest aggregate would be pro-
claimed winner. Event after event was determined and
still the three schools ran an even race. Lortin and Hopkins
drew, however, slightly ahead, so that when the contenders
for the very last event were called out, Lortin had thirty-
three, Hopkins thirty-two, and Melton thirty-one. Lortin,
however, had no pole-vaulter of any note, so that the cup
lay between Hopkins and Melton. Melton had to have a
first to win. It was a case of first or nothing.
As may be imagined, the rooters were hoarse by this
time, but still the yell leaders were able to arouse their sup-
porters to one more effort and so the rival yells echoed
back and forth as the competitors gripped the poles and
prepared to uphold their honor by defeating the opponents.
Martin, Jones, and Brown were the Melton candidates.
Mellis and Hall, two state-wide celebrities, were entered by
The vaulting began. As was expected, the Lortin en-
tries were soon eliminated. At ten feet ten inches three
outsiders remained besides Martin, Jones, Mellis, and
Brown. Hall had been eliminated. At eleven feet only
Jones, Martin, and Mellis were left.
"Jones is doing fine today-lots better than usual, but
here's his finish," remarked a rooter as the bar went up an-
other inch. But here a calamity happened-from Melton's
view-point. Mellis had safely sailed over, but Martin's pole
had slipped a trifle and his foot knocked the bar down! A
groan went up from the Melton bleachers and a yell of tri-
umph from the Hopkinites. Many got up and began going
out. Jones was past his limit while Mellis was good for
several inches more, so what was the use?
Jones, with his freckled, emotionless face, carefully
gripped the pole, ran and went safely over the bar! For
the first time the rooters noted that he was using a peculiar
motion, half-jerk, half-twist, to get himself over-a move-
ment he had never been seen' to use in practice.
f'Norton has a card up his sleeve," ran the whisper
among the resuscitated rooters of Melton High, "we might
have known it."
Norton was the head coach.
The whisper became a shout when Jones was seen
safely to negotiate the slender bar at eleven feet four. Ev-
erybody rose-all sensed that a climax was approaching.
They were not disappointed. At eleven six, Mellis failed,
while Jones, using that same baffling motion, made it easily!
The Crathorne Cup was Melton's! Forgotten were the
smiles which J ones's clothes had elicited-everything was
forgotten except the fact that Jones had won the cup. A
yelling mob of fanatics almost tore him to pieces in its ex-
uberant joy. Jones went home on willing shoulders-the
focus of admiring eyes, the hero of the day! Norton came
in for a share of the congratulations, to be sure. He wasn't
forgotten. But he disclaimed all credit.
"I never taught him that twist," he energetically ex-
claimed as joyous students were tearing him almost to little
bits with their hand-shakes, slaps, etc.
"Aw, don't be so modest," the fellows shouted almost
in a body. No one would believe him. Yes-there was one.
As they were going home, Barker, one of Norton's best
friends, looked at him quizzically and said, "You want to
know where he got that little cup-winning twist? You do?
Well, let's go in here and I'll tell it to you over a soda."
And here's what he related, when a soda or so had been
Fi f ty- f our
"Yesterday afternoon," Barker began, "I was passing
by the Jones farm-it's two miles out of town, you know-
in my car. My tire blew just in front of it. I had just
finished fixing it up and was mopping my forehead, the af-
ternoon being warm, when I saw something happen which
fully explains Jones's unique performance-otherwise to-
He had rigged up some poles and was trying to pole-
vault right there in the pasture. He had that crazy track
suit on. A herd of prize cows and a big imported bull were
grazing a little distance away. Well, when Jones started
sailing through the air, he made a conspicuous spot"--here
both smiled reminiscently, "in the spring air, a splotch of
color, so to speak. The bull saw Jones and probably took
him for a toreador. Anyway, he charged. Jones saw him
coming. He let out an ear-splitting yell and started to run,
the bamboo pole stil clutched in his hands. In the middle of
the pasture was a haystack-a dozen or so feet in height.
Jones saw that he couldn't make the fence-the stack was
near. He took a chance and in desperation tried to vault
up. As I have said, the stack was close to twelve feet in
height. He almost made it, but not quite. Just as I thought
that he would begin falling back, he made that peculiar twist
which we all have seen today and by those means he safely
landed! What no one could teach him, sheer terror did!
So I guess the credit for the cup really belongs to J ones's
habiliments and his father's peevish bull. Not so '?"
-Arnold Lieberman, '20,
Across the gray-blue, storm-tossed lake,
Whose crested waves rise high,
Where a solitary, lonely gull
Swoops down from the leaden skyg
Across the lake are cities fair,
With shining towers and spires,
All bright with fluttering bannerets
And windows that glow like tires.
But seen from afar 'neath low gray skies,
They seem indistinct and dullg
And the gray waves hide with their dashing spray
The solitary gull.
-Dorothy Greenwald, '20.
OLIVIA MARY'S RAG RUG
ILIVIA MARY sat on the doorstep propping her
chin up in her hands The quaint little girl
with her long full skirt and her two glossy
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y Qi-fir' . ., .
,LQ braids was thinking deeply. She was oblivious
to everything about her, even the garden with
its bright flowers over which gay butterflies hovered.
"Olivia Mary," called a voice from the house.
"Yes,.GrandmotlLer," replied the girl with a start. She
rose reluctantly and entered the cool, dim kitchen.
"You had better sweep the garden paths," said her
gf.-indmother, "and put on your sunbonnetf'
Olivia took a broom and went out to sweep the yellowed
leaves from the paths. It was a task that she enjoyed.
Grandmother Carter sat peeling apples in a chintz-
covered chair near the window. She was a rosy-cheeked,
plump little person who made one think of mince pies,
cookie jars, and peppermint drops. Despite her pleasant
appearance, Grandmother Carter had very decided ideas,
particularly about the way children should be "brought
up". Olivia Mary, who had been reared according to her
grandmother's theories, could do everything that Grand-
mother had been accustomed to do in her childhood. She
could cook, churn, knit, sew, and even make old-fashioned
braided rugs. She had made a sampler, too, bordered with
odd-looking flowers and the A, B, C's.
Meanwhile, Olivia Mary had been thinking as she
swept. "These ladies that stopped here for water one day
liked Grandmother's rugs," she mused. She remembered
the proud manner with which Grandmother had refused
their offers to buy the rugs. "Fifty dollars is a lot of money
but perhaps I could make a little money if I made a rug
and sold it. I think I'll try."
Olivia Mary, who was not at all fond of sewing, sur-
prised her grandmother by her request for a difficult
braided pattern. Grandmother offered to help her, but Olivia
Mary said she wished to make it without help.
The little girl spent many precious hours that might
have been enjoyed out of doors in working on her rug. It
was harder to make than any other she had tried and she
often became very tired of the work. At last, however, the
rug was finished. Olivia Mary was very proud of it.
One day soon after the rug had been completed, Olivia
Mary went up to her room, broke her clay bank, and tied
the money that it contained in her handkerchief. Then she
wrapped up her rug and slipped out the back way, calling
to Grandmother that she was going to the woods. Instead
of setting out for the woods, however, she started toward
the railroad station.
When she reached the station, she bought a ticket for
Winchester, a large city near her home. She got on the
train and settled herself on a seat. She felt very important
Having arrived in Winchester, Olivia Mary asked a big
policeman the way to Browne's store. She found it without
much trouble and at once sought the rug department. When
she said she had a rug to sell, she was taken to the head of
"And why do you want to sell this fine rug ?,' asked the
gentleman to whom she was taken.
"It's my own," returned Olivia Mary quickly. "I made
it and I want to make some money. I need fifty dollars."
The gentleman smiled. "Your price is rather high, I
can't pay that much for it, but we might auction it."
Olivia Mary agreed, although she wasn't quite sure
what he meant. She followed him to where a group of
people was standing. The man told them about the rug and
Olivia Mary's need for money. Interested, they began to
bid and the price of the rug rose rapidly. At last Olivia
Mary heard "Forty-five" called,-then "Fifty"!
The rug was sold, and in Olivia Mary's hands were
crisp bills amounting to fifty dollars. "Now I must go back
to Grandmother," she declared with shining eyes.
It was late when Olivia Mary reached home. Her
grandmother was worried and displeased at her long ab-
sence, but all her annoyance was dispelled at Olivia Mary's
happiness in being able to buy a Liberty Bond of her very
-Dorothy Greenwald, 220.
In the east the sun is gliding, gently gliding out of sight.
The autumn sky is radiant, golden as the glimmering orb
The orange and red and purple gently merge and fade away
As the sombre, soothing shadows of the twilight dispel the
last gleams of day.
The very air seems full of stillness-solemn, soothing, full
The waters of the river seem to sense the quietude and on its
surface e'en the ripples cease.
The last bright rays of sunshine by the mirroring waters
As on this moving, glass-like surface the changing sky is
Behind me, in the forest, evening breezes gently blow
And the silent watchers of the woods whisper to me a story
Of the peace there is in God's great out-of-doors,
If we only go to find it far away from crowds and strife and
--Glenn Renwick, '20,
TRB? HEN Mary Ryan stepped out into the narrow,
wind-swept streetlined with tall, monotonous,
dull, frame tenement buildings, she drew her
threadbare shawl more closely about her
shoulders, and pushing her big market-basket
up on her arm, put her hands deeper into the pockets of
her none too heavy coat, and braced herself against the
sharp, shrieking blast. But, in spite of the cold, Mary's
care-worn face was bright with benevolence and happi-
"For I will not worry about it," she had kept repeating
to herself awhile before as she tucked the comforts more
closely about John Ryan, all the while cheerily saying aloud,
"Ah, sich a dinner as we'll have-you and me, J awn. Shure,
an' it's lucky I finished that piece oi work before Thanks-
givin', Jawn. But oh! if Jim was only home," she had
sighed and then turned quickly not to let John see the tears
in her blue eyes. But the shadow had still lurked in them
when she turned to give him his medicine-for John had
been very ill-and the doctor bill was heavy.
"Niver mind, Mary," he had said, patting her hand.
"Jim'll soon be home, and shure I'll be up and aroun' agin
in a few days." So Mary had smiled and hurried out to get
the wonderful Thanksgiving dinner.
Now, as she hurried across Mason Street and turned
a corner, she suddenly came upon a familiar figure.
"Oh! top o' the morning to you, Mary," said a pleasant,
youthful voice. It was her friend, Mrs. Lewis, who lived
l w e 12
far from this part of the city, but often came to this dis-
trict to help better the conditions there, work which she
tactfully called her "business".
"Shure, and the rest of the day to you, mum," laughed
"Thanksgiving marketing-is that it?" asked Mrs.
Lewis, noticing her big market-basket. Then, without
waiting for an answer, she said, "How is John, Mary ?"
"Shure an' he's better, thank you," answered Mrs.
Ryan. "But he'd be mighty cheered to see you."
"Well, I'll try to come to see you both this evening.
And, Mary," continued Mrs. Lewis, "that last piece of lace
was beautiful. I still owe you some for it." And before
the astonished Mary could protest she had slipped several
bills into the cold hand and hastily disappeared around the
"Well!" exclaimed Mary, bewildered, after she realized
she had been standing there on the street for some mo-
ments. "Now I'll have a plenty to buy the dinner with-
and more, too, and maybe come home on the car." Then
she hurried on, planning what to buy.
When she reached the crowded market district, the
shadow again came into her blue eyes, for across the street
she saw several khaki-clad soldiers, one tall and broad-
shouldered like heir Jim.
"But I won't worry," she again said to herself. "He'll
come home, he'll come home. But ah-I haven't heard for
Through the market she went, purchasing here and
there until her basket was finally filled with good things,
and then she started home. While she was crossing a
crowded street, a particularly strong sweep of snow blinded
her for an instant. Then-no one, not even Mary, knew
just how it happened-there was a cry, and a crowd gather-
ing found Mary lying in the street.
"Why don'tcha look where you're going ?" came a gruff
voice from a machine. Then, without even inquiring as to
the injuries done, the man sped off. Mary, stunned, but not
hurt, raised herself and said, "I'm not hurt-I'm not hurt."
She pushed back the wisps of gray hair, and looked around
for her basket. It was a little way off, her packages strewn
on the street, apples, potatoes, nuts-all scattered. With
one quick, remorseful glance, she looked at the crowd,
picked up the basket and the few packages still left intact.
But pride was there in her heart, and she could not bring
herself to collect all the scattered vegetables-no, not in
view of those people. She turned slowly back in the direc-
tion from which she had just come. She could not ride
home now-no! "But what will I tell J awn-what can I
tell him ?" she asked herself. "Ah, I mustn't let 'im know,
I mustn't let 'im worry, poor soul." She walked on, heed-
less of the wind and cold, worrying, planning.
When she came near her home at last, she was fright-
ened to find a crowd of neighbors standing in front of the
building. What could have happened? The rent ?-but no,
that was paid. She hastened her pace. The group stood
aside to let her enter and she didvnot notice the happy
smiles on their good faces.
Entering the room, she gave one quick glance around,
"Jimi" came her faint cry.
"Oh mother!" The two big, strong arms tenderly
clasped the frail, trembling figure. Mary's Jim had come
-Clara Hogan, '2O.
I wish I were a butterfly
With oh! such silken wings,
That I could fly around the world
And see a host of things.
I'd go from east to west, I think,
And then when it was night,
I'd fly into some pretty grove
And stay in there till light.
I know I'd have a lovely time,
I'd see all sights, you know,
I'd rise up so very high,
And then slope down so low.
I'm sure I'd love to travel
And see all earthly things.
Some day I may make myself
A pair of home-spun wings.
-M iiiioim Bernsteiii, 121.
I'd fly all over Europe
From Spain to Germany,
And then if I were weary,
I'd rest in Italy.
EMERSON FOOTBALL TEAM
FOOTBALL NOTES FOR SEASON 1919
HE Emerson High School football team played a
season against "hard luck". With one of the
strongest teams Emerson has ever turned out,
l she made only a fair showing, considering
The first practice was called for the Monday following
the beginning of school and a crew of over forty men turned
out. Coach Brasaemle took the veterans in hand, while
Coach Erickson took the "Lights" and new men.
The team started out like a whirlwind. In the first
game of the season they held the fast Alumni team com-
posed of such stars as "Bud" Szold and "Chuck" Harris, to
a 0-0 score. Captain Dunleavy and Sibley did the stellar
Work for the high school.
In the second game of the season Emerson took East
Chicago over to the tune of 33-0. East Chicago had a
fairly good team, but they were outclassed throughout the
game by the locals and were never within scoring distance.
In this game Willis Slosson proved himself to be an end of
note, and the entire back-field deserves a great deal of
credit for the way they handled the ball.
On the following Saturday Emerson defeated Kent-
land, last year's state champions, in the fastest game of the
season. The team played some wonderful football and the
game was Without a doubt one of the best ever staged on
the Emerson field. When the final whistle blew, the score
stood 20-14 in favor of Emerson. The game started with
a long kick from Kentland to George Dunleavy. George
ran the ball back 20 yards to Emerson's 40-yard line,
Sibley made 20 around end, Dunleavy tore off 30 more, and
on the fourth play George went over for a touchdown.
Soon after, however, Kentland came back with a touch-
down, leaving the score 7-7. The score stayed thus until
the last five minutes of the half, when, after a spectacular
40-yard run, Dunleavy went over for Emerson's second
touchdown. Wood kicked goal and the half ended 14-7 in
Emerson's favor. In the first of the second half Capt.
Dunleavy suffered a badly wrenched shoulder and was
forced to retire from the game. This was a blow to the
team, but they managed to hold throughout the third quar-
ter. In the last quarter, however, with three minutes to
play, Kentland pulled a pass from their own 30-yard line,
which netted a touchdown. Kentland kicked goal, making
the score 14-14 with ZMZ minutes to play. At this stage of
the game Frank Quinlan showed his generalship. He called
pass after pass. Finally Frank went back himself to pass
and threw a perfect pass into the hands of "Red" Smith,
who took it over for a touchdown. Wood failed to kick goal.
The game ended soon after with Emerson the winner
With this game, however, Emerson's hard luck began,
from which she never recovered sufficiently to regain the
pace with which she started at the beginning of the season.
First Capt. Dunleavy's injuries proved quite serious and
he was forced to quit the game for several weeks. Then
Emerson lost her fast little quarter-back, Frank Quinlan,
who moved out of the city. Quinlan was quarter-back last
year and was thoroughly familiar with his position, and
there was no one in the Emerson ranks who could exactly
fill his shoes. Quinlan had not only proved himself to be
a good general in directing the plays but also a splendid
The fifth game, with Oak Park, was one that had been
anticipated since the beginning of the season. Oak Park
had a splendid team and had not been scored on this sea-
song furthermore the two teams had fought to a 6-6 tie
last year 5 and so there was no small amount of rivalry. The
day of the big game found Captain Dunleavy out on account
of injuries and Quinlan out of school. So with two of the
most dependable back-field men out, defeat seemed inevita-
ble. Then in the first five minutes of the game "Red"
Smith, who was playing "quarter", was taken out on ac-
count of injuries. The team played hard, but it was an up-
hill fight all the way, and they were lucky to emerge from
the fray as easily as they did. The game ended 46-0 in
favor of Oak Park.
The next game was scheduled to be played against
Warsaw, but for some unknown reason the Warsaw team
cancelled the game at the last minute. The Gary Techs
were substituted. This game was played more as a practice
game than anything else, as the Techs are professionals
and a much heavier and more experienced team. The high
school was able, however, to hold the Techs to three touch-
The next game was furnished by the Notre Dame pre-
paratory school. It was a fast game throughout and full of
excitement, as the Notre Dame team was about as good as
it is reputed to be. Ross Sibley did the exceptional work
for Emerson. The final score was 12-0 in Emerson's
The biggest game of the season, or at least so consid-
ered by the Emerson students, is the game with Hammond.
If the team wins every other game on the schedule and
loses to Hammond, the season is considered a failure. Ac-
cording to all traditions it was Hammond's year to win, as
Emerson had taken the game last year. Nevertheless the
Emersonians were determined to win and everybody in
Emerson thought they would,-but you can never tell! The
game opened with Emerson's receiving the ball from Ham-
mond. In the first five minutes of the game Emerson car-
ried the ball from her thirty-yard line to the Hammond
three-yard line. At this point there was a fumble, and
Hammond succeeded in getting the ball and punting out into
safe territory. This fumble, when a touchdown was so
near, entirely broke the Emerson spirit, and not after that
did the team show such spectacular work as they had in the
first five minutes. The first half was pretty even. Although
the ball was most of the time in Hammond's territory, Em-
erson was not again able to get within scoring distance.
George Dunleavy had his injured shoulder hurt again but
was determined to finish the game. In the second half Em-
erson missed a couple of nice passes, while Hammond suc-
ceeded in capturing several, thus placing the ball in Emer-
son's territory. A few minutes later Hammond went over
for her first touchdown. About the middle of the half
Cearing made a wide end-run, which netted a second counter
for Hammond, and in the last three minutes they registered
another, making the score 20-0 in Hammond's favor when
the whistle blew.
The next game was with Mishawaka and the Emer-
sonians were determined to avenge on their visitors their
defeat by Hammond. The game opened with almost an en-
tirely new backfield. Coach Brasaemle afterwards stated
that had he employed this lineup against Hammond, there
was no question in his mind but that they would have won.
Ray was shifted to end, E. Smith to right half, Ross Sibley
from quarter to his old position at left half 3 and Frank
Sibley was placed at quarter, while Dunleavy remained at
full-back. The game was more of a massacre than anything
else. In the first quarter they "racked up" 21 points, and
in the first few minutes of the second quarter 14 more.
Then they slowed up a bit and a few substitutes were put
in. Emerson took the game to the tune of 49-0.
The first game that had ever been played between Em-
erson and Froebel, in football, and which involved the city
championship, was next. Froebel had played against Ham-
mond and had been defeated only 18-12, while Emerson
had been defeated 20-0. The Froebel fans took this as a
sure sign that Emerson would be defeated by the south
siders, but changed their minds after the game was over.
In the first quarter of the game Emerson pushed the
ball down to Froebel's 3-yard line, and Frank Sibley went
over for the first touchdown. Froebel then carried the ball
down to Emerson's 17-yard line, but could get no farther
until one of the Emerson men was penalized fifteen yards,
for holding. This placed the ball on the Emerson two-yard
line. Froebel went over, on the fourth down, but missed
goal, leaving the score 6-6. The half ended with Emerson
on the Froebel four-yard line.
In the second half George Dunleavy kicked to Froebel.
The ball rolled over the Froebel goal line and Alvin Wood
fell on it. There was a dispute as to whether a touchdown
should be counted or not, but the referee and umpire ruled
in favor of Emerson. Several times more during the third
quarter the Emerson boys were able to push the ball down
to Froebel's 5 or 10-yard line but could not get over for an-
other touchdown. Then in the fourth quarter George
Dunleavy threw a beauty of a pass to Ross Sibley and Ross
carried the ball over for the third touchdown. Not more
than two or three minutes later a pass was tried by the
south siders, which Ross Sibley intercepted and placed
once more on the other side of the Froebel line. Edwin
Smith, at right half, deserves much credit for his work in
this game. He did not make any spectacular long runs, but
he was good for five yards every time he was given the ball,
and not once was he thrown for a loss. The score stood
26-6 in favor of Emerson when the final whistle sounded.
On Thanksgiving Day the team went to Elgin for a
post-season game. This game was not on the regular
schedule and its main purpose was to give the boys a little
trip and good time, for the hard work they had done during
the season. As a good time, the trip was a "howling" suc-
cess, but as a football game it was a failure. To begin
with, the Elgin field was covered with snow and the boys
nearly froze. Then the Elgin team was out for blood and
wanted to beat Emerson at any cost, while the Emersonians
didn't care. At the end of the first half Coach Erickson
took out Dunleavy and Sibley and some of the other regu-
lars and put in "subs", We never did find out exactly what
the score was, because We didn't bring any adding machines
along, and the score was too large to keep in our heads.
Some people said it was 1000-6 in favor of Elgin, while
others said it was only 500-6 in their favor. As nearly as
we can figure, we think it was 67-6 in their favor. I'll
have to tell you how Emerson got her six points. To begin
with, the Emerson fellows had been missing so many nice
passes, each one of which should have netted a touchdown,
that the Elgin team commenced to think that they couldn't
catch one, and every time one was thrown they would just
stand and wait for the Emerson fellow to drop it, which he
usually did. Well, to make a long story short, Eddie Smith
got in the way of an Elgin pass and, for some unknown rea-
son, forgot to drop it. Away Went Smith with the whole
Elgin team after him, and as he passed the spectators, he
was heard to say, "Feet, do your duty, mo' speed, mo'
speed." However, they didn't catch him until he was over
the line. The fellows had a good time in Chicago that even-
ing, and their football season was considered complete.
A. Wood, Guard.
F. Heydorn, Tackle.
E. Dils, Tackle.
W. Slosson, Guard, End.
L. Rappeport, Guard.
R. Stimson, Half.
G. Kelso, Half.
G. Dunleavy fCapt.J, F. B.
Ross Sibley, L. H.
Ed. Smith, R. H.
Frank Sibley, Q.
E. Ray, End.
R. O'Connor, End.
S. Judson, Center.
-Roswell J olmson, '20.
The Emerson Lightweights had one of the best sea-
sons during their existence. The Lightweights in former
years were mostly used in scrimmage with the heavy-
weights, but this year they had a schedule of their own,
playing seven games. The first game was with the Gary
Independents. The Independents had such stars as Frank
Sibley and Carl and Theodore Johnson. This was the first
game of the "Lights" and they being inexperienced, the In-
dependents won 12-0.
'The second game was played with the Froebel "Lights".
The first half ended 0-0, but the Emerson team showed
their superiority by making three touchdowns during the
second half. Sid. Goldman and John Wallace starred for
Emerson. The final score was 19-0.
The third game was played on Emerson Field against
Hammond. This game was a one-sided affair and never
throughout the game did Hammond have a chance. The
game ended 29-0 in favor of Emerson.
On the following Saturday Emerson "Lights" played
Froebel a return game. This time they were on their own
field and ran up a larger score, 32-0 in Emerson's favor
was the final count.
The fifth game was the big game of the season for the
"Lights". It was with the Michigan City heavyweights.
SECOND FOOTBALL TEAM
The feature of the game was the difference in weight of thc
two teams. Michigan City averaged 155 lbs., while Emer-
son averaged only 120 lbs. In fact, when the two teams
came on the field, one looked like a bunch of giants while
the other looked like midgets. The Emerson crew played
a hard and fast game and at the end of the first half the
score was 10-0 in their favor, but in the second half the
heavier team was able to make two touchdowns while the
Emersons fumbled on the Michigan City 1-foot line. The
game ended 13-10 in favor of Michigan City. Sam Ruman
did the spectacular work for Emerson.
On the following Saturday a return game was played
with Hammond. The Emersonians had seven regulars out
on account of ineligibility. However, they trimmed Ham-
mond 3-0. The feature of the game was Sturtridge's drop-
kick from the forty-yard line.
The final game was played against the Independents.
This time the Lights were out to avenge their defeat of ear-
lier in the season, and succeeded in trimming them 6-0.
Score :-Emerson Lights, 99 5 Opponents, 25.
R. Johnson CCapt.J R. E., F. B. Sam Ruman, L. H.
Ted J annsen, End.
Sanford Aldrich, End.
H. Mascher, Guard.
L. Considine, G.
V. Cavanaugh, End.
Bob Pickard, C.
Ed. O'Hara, Q.
Sid. Goldman, R. H.
Vic. Salmi, L. H. and F. B.
H. McCormick, End.
G. Greenberg, L. T.
F. Soloman, R. T.
-Roswell Johnson, '20.
BASKETBALL SEASON 1919-20
HEN the basketball season opened it looked as if
X A I Emerson had a splendid chance for the state
championship, as there were four of last year's
regulars still in school, Dunleavy, Smith,
R. Sibley, and Wood. When the night of the
first practice came, however, the chances did not look so
good, for Sibley was the only one of last year's first string
men who reported for practice. Dunleavy, Smith, and
Wood were all out on account of football injuries.
Coach Erickson did his best to make a winning team
from his recruits, and when the night of the first game
came, it looked as if he had succeeded pretty well. As the
Emerson Gym was being made over, the team was forced
to play all its games, during the first of the season, on the
Y. M. C. A. floor.
The first game was with Hyde Park, of Chicago. Ross
and Frank Sibley played the forward positions, with
Sturtridge at center, while Rappeport and Stimson were
The half ended with Emerson in the lead, the score
EMERSON BASKETBALL TEAM
being - to -. They continued to hold the lead up until
the last two minutes, when they seemed to lose their f'pep",
and Hyde Park took the game 21-17.
With practically the same lineup Emerson lost the
next two games, also. The first was lost to East Chicago
19-18. This game was played on the East Chicago floor.
The second game was lost to Lebanon 27-15.
In the next game, with Rochester, both Captain
Dunleavy and Eddie Smith made their appearance and in
consequence the Emerson team took the down-staters over
to the tune of 24-19.
The following week, the first game with Froebel was
played in the Froebel gym. The south siders were out to
avenge their football defeat, and in fact, during the first
half it was a pretty fast game. During the second half,
however, the Emerson team put up a stiffer defense, and
the Froebelites were able to make only six points in the lat-
ter half. The final score stood 32-18 in favor of Emer-
The next game was with Valpo. Valpo had won ten
straight games, in fact, every one she had played, while
Emerson had only won two out of five, and besides the
team was still crippled because of some of the first string
men were still out of the game. Valpo was confident of an
an overwhelming victory, but nevertheless the home team
put up a stiff fight and had the large end of the score most
of the time until Captain Dunleavy was injured and forced
to retire from the game. Valpo won a hard-fought battle
The next game was with Hammond on the Hammond
floor. The Hammond men were familiar with the fioor,
which had several posts down the center to hide behind,
while the Emerson team was not, and Hammond took the
After this game, however, the boys began to hit their
stride and took the next games by large scores. They de-
feated Plymouth 20-15, Valpo 22-18, East Chicago 33-
16, Whiting 26-25, Elgin 44-13, Brook 42-20, Froebel
66-20, and Elgin 29-27.
Then came the sectional tournament, which Emerson
won easily, even with F. Sibley not able to play. They
won by defeating East Chicago 22-9, Rensselaer 33--15,
Valpo 36-18, and Whiting 20-17.
The team then went down state, where they had some
pretty hard luck. They won the first game against Veeders-
burg by a large score, but they dropped the second game
to Bedford. They could not hit the basket at all in the first
half and at the half time bell the score was 11-3 against
them. In the second half they came back strong and were
running neck and neck until Dunleavy was put out on per-
sonals. The game ended 23-12 in Bedford's favor.
The lightweight team also had a good season, playing
in all about ten games, most of which they won. They de-
feated the fast Emerson night school team and the Hobart
first team by large scores.
EMERSON SECOND BASKETBALL TEAM
Track season opened as it did last year, with
the ZLQ-mile cross-country race. Aldrich won
' the race, with Gerdes, Rearick, Robbins,
Briggs, and Stimson finishing close behind.
The following Wednesday the class track
meet was held, which the seniors easily won, without the
aid of Dunleavy or Smith.
The triangular meet between Emerson, Hammond, and
Whiting was the next event of importance. Hammond fin-
ished first, Emerson second, and Whiting third.
The county meet was held at Crown Point. Captain
Dunleavy was the chief point-getter for Emerson, taking
first in the shot put, high and low hurdles. Emerson won
the relay and tied with Hammond in the field events, win-
ning the cup on the toss-up.
In the Northern Indiana meet Captain Dunleavy took
individual honors by winning three first places, shot-put,
high and low hurdles. Goldman won second in the 220-
yard dash, which qualified him for the state meet.
At the state meet Dunleavy won first in the high hur-
dles, and undoubtedly would have won the low hurdles,
but he tripped over the eighth hurdle. Even then he fin-
HERE was more interest shown in baseball this
year than for a number of years, as baseball
has come to be a minor sport at Emerson.
The class games were unusually interest-
ing and some very good games were turned out.
Each class was supposed to play nine games.
The Varsity team played a total of five games and
could have had more if it had been so desired. The team
played Froebel three times, Garrett, and Whiting.
WON BY PERSUASION
ARCUS TIBERIUS DOME was a freshman at
the University of Blankville, and much to the
I disgust of his father, would not take part in
-i'V'i.l""4 any of the athletic sports at college. M. T.
Dome was not a bad sort of a chap although he
had the ambition of a turtle and the backbone of a jellyfish,
and the most strenuous thing he ever did was to play an
occasional game of ping-pong, and his fellow classmates did
not know whether to kill him or let him suffer. One night
about a week before the great inter-class track meet he was
surprised to see the captain of the freshman team pay him
a visit. After a very heated argument he was convinced
that he was about the only one in school who had no class
spirit, but was told by the captain that if he had any, he
would come out for practice on the following night.
The following night the track captain was surprised
EMERSON TRACK TEAM
to see old M. T. Dome out for practice in his very best out-
fit, which was red track pants and a very vivid green top-
piece. After a few nights of practice M. T. Dome did not
show much improvement, much to the sorrow of the ambi-
tious young track captain. After the last practice all the
boys were called together and told to get to bed that even-
ing because they needed all the rest they could possibly get.
That night for the first time in his life M. T. Dome
really wondered whether he could win on the following
day, but at last he fell into an unrestful slumber. He was
up the next morning at the break of day, and after having
his breakfast, he went back to his room and loafed until
dinner time. After dinner he went to the dressing room
and put on his track outfit. The meet had started and the
seniors and freshmen were running a pretty close race for
school honors. The seniors had won the hundred-yard
dash and the freshmen had got only a second place. The
freshmen won the high and low hurdles while the seniors
won the quarter and half mile, much to the delight of the
dignified seniors. This did not dishearten the freshmen.
The meet was nearing the finish and the seniors were ahead
by three points and only the broad-jump lay between them
There happened to be at the meet that day a "billy
goat", which was the mascot of the senior class. The an-
nouncer had just started to read the names of the contest-
ants, and when M. T. Dome heard his name read, his heart
came near going through his track shoes. At last it came
M. Tis turn to jump, and after he had jumped, the fresh-
men threw up their hands in despair, for M. T. had not
even come close to his opponent's marks. The freshman
track captain was not to be beaten without a fight, so he
went and got the billy goat and when the innocent M. T.
Dome was ready for his last jump, the goat was put in a
position where he espied the red track pants, and M. T.
Dome had no sooner started for the take-off board than
Billy took after that vivid red only a few yards ahead of
him. Just as M. T. Dome reached the board, the goat con-
nected with M. T. Dome. The shock was so great that it
took M. T. Dome many minutes to come to and take in the
situation, nevertheless he was a very proud boy when he
found out that he had won the track meet for the freshman
class. -George Dunleowy, 220.
f NDER the supervision of Miss Bruns, and with
f ll M v the assistance of Mr. Gilroy, athletics for girls
in the Emerson High School have grown and
KS'-9 prospered more each year.
Basketball has always been the most popu-
lar indoor sport for girlsg but with the inter-class hockey
tournament, which the fast senior team won after a hard
fight with the freshmen, hockey proved to be the only out-
door sport. '
During the year of 1919, the high school girls took
part in a tennis tournament, which Miss Bruns arranged
and managed. Gladys Hancock won the singles and was
awarded a gold pin. This is the third time Gladys has won
the tennis championship.
SENIOR BASKETBALL TEAM JUNIOR BASKETBALL TEAM
SOPHOMORE BASKETBALL TEAM FRESHMAN BASKETBALL TEAM
The girls have also played considerable baseball, both
indoor and outdoor. Volley ball has also been a minor
The outdoor May Festival is one of the biggest events
in the school year, and one for which preparations begin
months before. This is practically a girls' affair, and the
features are drills and dances.
The Emerson-Froebel game at Froebel was the open-
ing hockey game of the season. The girls were conveyed
there in machines by Mr. Swartz and Mr. Gilroy. The
game was hard and fast although Emerson lost by a score
of 8-5. After the game, the Emerson girls were given a
Two weeks later, a return game was scheduled at Em-
erson. Since the team work of Emerson was much im-
proved, the Emersonians showed their skillful playing and
defeated the Froebelites with a score of 4-3. Both teams
played exceptionally well.
The class games which followed held a more important
place in our school activities than ever before. The first
game was between the juniors and freshmen. The fresh-
men were too clever for the juniors and defeated them by
a score of 3-2.
The next game was played between the seniors and
sophomores. This was a fast game, with both teams fight-
ing desperately to the end. Dagmar Brink, Dorothy Davis,
and Clara Hogan starred in this game, which ended with
a score of 4-3 in favor of the seniors.
The final game was between the freshmen and seniors
to determine the championship. This game was fast, and
each team showed an aggressive fighting spirit. The sen-
iors scored first when Dorothy Davis, with the help of the
forward line, knocked the ball through the freshmen's
goal. This did not discourage them, however, because they
immediately tied the score. During the last few minutes of
play, Clara Hogan scored a point, giving the victory to the
seniors. Marie Keilhocker played an exceptionally good
game and was the individual star of the freshmen.
The following is the line-up of the different teams:-
Seniors-Marjorie Hall, Dorothy Davis, Martha
Hammond fCapt.J, Bernice Wilson, Clara Hogan, Dagmar
Brink, Malvina Onson, Mary O'Hara, Madge Fogler, Olive
Surman, and Ellen Strom.
Juniors-Margaret Gale, Nadine Thornburg, Lavina
Marshall, Eva Wilson, Thelma Aptekman, Annette
Peterson, Margaret Neff, Jean Davidson, Mary White, and
Sophomores-Edna Fuller, Beatrice Nesbit, Lillian
Heflich, Helen Fogler, Helen Hay, Margaret Gross, Virginia
Chase fCapt.J , and Marguerite MacNeill.
Freshmen-Marie Keilhocker, Irene Parsons, Berdena
Troutman, Gertrude Greenwald, Ruth Johnson, Ellen
Rooda, Mary Kendrick, Gudrun Egeberg, Lois Garwood,
and Ednah Bowler.
In honor of the senior girls a hockey party was given
in the lunch room. The tables were beautifully decorated
and arranged in the form of the letter HH". Many inter-
esting toasts were given, the best was given by the captain
of the freshman team. After the banquet the girls went to
the gymnasium, where they spent a few hours dancing.
EMERSON BASEBALL TEAM
There were no outside games played by the basketball
girls. Great enthusiasm was shown by the student body
at the inter-class basketball tournament.
The first game was between the sophomores and jun-
iors, in which the juniors were defeated by a score of
8-4. In this game fine playing was shown, especially by
Martha Taylor, Fanny Lakin, and Marguerite MacNeill.
The freshman-senior game was next played. This
was a good, scrappy contest, and showed that the girls can
present a game that is as interesting as the boys'. A large
crowd of rooters came out to see the game and encourage
the teams. The seniors opened the game with skillful
team work by Dagmar Brink and Malvina Onsong but this
did not discourage their opponents, who continued to score.
At the end of the iirst half the score was 7-5 in favor of Centers Forwards
the seniors. The crowd went wild over the victory, which Vera Pisarski Martha Taylor
showed the seniors did not have an easy game against the Helen Hay Fanny Lakin
tough little freshmen. Gertrude Greenwald, Gudrun Gwmnds
Egeberg, and Dorothy Murphy played excellent team work
for the freshmen. Edna Fuller
The sophomore-senior game was played to decide the Marguerite MacNeill
championship. This was a hard game and ended in a tie
7-7. This tie was played off in a second game which gave FRESHMAN TEAM
the victory to the seniors. This is the second time the Centers Forwards
seniors have won the championship of hockey and basket- Berdena Troutman Gertrude Greenwald
ball. Gudrun Egeberg Julia Childs
The line-up is as follows: Guwds
SENIOR TEAM Dorothy Murphy
Centers Forwards Marie Keilhocker
Malvina Onson, Captain Mary O'Hara
Dagmar Brink Olive Surman -Mary O'Hara, 220.
SENIOR GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM JUNIOR GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM
SOPHOICORE GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM FRESHI'-EAN GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM
Bob O'Connor decides to return to school.
First senior class meeting. Oilticers elected for the year.
Beat Kentland 21-14. George D. sprains his shoulder. Good
work on the part of the whole team.
"I-Ieinie" leaves. Everybody sorrowful.
Warned of riots down town. Boys leave school and join strike
meeting. Cause enthusiasm among bolsheviki.
Great excitement at school today. Government troops arrive.
All the girls are interested.
Sour ice cream in the lunch room.
Detectives needed. An alien is discovered right in our school. Miss
Kinnard hails from Oak Park.
Hockey game at Froebel. Froebel won 5-2. We couldn't help
being polite at this school.
Mass meeting before Warsaw game. Harold Heilstedt displays
his wonderful vocal talent.
Grandpa Blair has a new plaid cap.
Expression class and S. E. C. attend the performance of King
Lear in Chicago at the Olympic. Mrs. Pickard, Miss Lynch,
and Miss Peters prove that teachers are human. "Does any-
body have five pennies for a nickel?" My, but those sidewalks
were slippery. Weren't they, Claudia? Everybody has a good
Armistice Day. Whole two hours of vacation. Isn't it funny
how the school board loves us?
Our bashful little boy, Glenn Rearick, wore a new sweater to
school today. We didn't know that you could blush so, Glenn.
First inter-class hockey games are played. Seniors come out
on top, in a game with the sophomores, with a score of 1-0.
The freshies won from the juniors, 2-0.
The seniors and freshmen play a hard hockey game, with the
seniors winning 4-3. The freshmen certainly have a good
team, but they really shouldn't have such high aspirations.
Big mass meeting in the auditorium. After a long search the
old "Emerson School Spirit" is found. After the meeting the
sophomores played the juniors in a hockey game, winning 2-1.
Dagmar Brink and Gilbert Greenberg try to elope, at least the
policeman thought so. It does look suspicious when they hang
around the station at 12:30, even though they are waiting for
the train for Miller.
Mr. Spaulding was kind enough to let us have a half hour off
for a mass meeting. He couldn't see Froebel get ahead of us.
Thanksgiving. We got out of school for two whole days. That's
one thing to be thankful for.
The football boys go to Elgin. Lose the game but get a good
Mr. Spaulding elected sponsor of the senior class. The meeting
was short and sweet.
Miss Bruns has a dancing class for the boys who can't dance.
All the girls shut out. We weren't even allowed to watch ex-
cept through the hole in the floor of the new gymnasium.
Because of the low temperature in the classroom the daily meet-
ing of the S. E. C. was held in the library, much to the in-
terest of those studying at that hour.
Every spare minute is spent out on the ice. Almost the whole
high school stayed after school and had a lot of fun.
There is much excitement in the S. E. C. Plan to have a "bob"
Members of the S. E. C. despairingly watch the snow and ice
melt and disappear.
A meeting of the M3 Club at Arnold's home. Two members,
Gilbert G. and Francis H., are initiated. They furnish much
amusement for the other members.
The S. E. C. has a progressive party instead of a bob ride, for
a very good reason. There was no snow. Everyone had a
good time, including Claudia, George, Marjorie, and Eugene.
The "eats" left over from the party are finished in the English
room after schoool.
The end of the world-and they wouldn't give us a day off.
Bids for the Faculty dance are running high. Some people can't
get them, and some can't give them away.
Everybody sleepy and everybody wearing little woollen Howers.
Freshmen give Dickens' "Christmas Carolv.
Senior class meeting to plan a reunion during vacation. Decide
on a "bob" ride to Ross and back on December 26.
S. E. C. pins arrive. A mad rush to the Saratoga to get them.
The senior class reunion. There was no snow but there were
street cars. Some girls have a nice time spending the night at
Faye's and some boys have a long walk.
All the senior girls wear their hair down.
Bids for the Leap Year dance out. The girls find that they are
more bashful than they thought they were.
'1Will you write in my 'Girl Graduate'?"
School dismissed at 2:15 because of the blizzard. They should
have called the roll at the Orpheum.
No school because of the cold rooms.
First practice of S. E. C. play.
Junior English class play, "Bardell vs. Pickwickv, given.
Mr. White receives a very interesting letter.
The basketball boys leave for Rochester and Plymouth.
Finals! Finals! Finals! '
The senior girls take a hike to the highline. The truck drivers
were very obliging.
Dorothy Davis pleasantly surprised. f?J
A good many pupils leave school.
Costumes for S. E. C. players arrive. Everyone is excited.
Sherwood Judson, "I will not soil my dirty hands on him."
The 10:15 shorthand class forms a club.
Heated meeting of the senior class. Decide on G. H. S. for the
The 11:15 shorthand class forms a club. It is called "The Faith-
ful Thirteen". They later find they have fourteen members.
Won from Valpo and Whiting. Everyone had a wonderful time
at Valpo, and the Valpo people certainly were lovely.
The College Cafeteria at Valpo goes into bankruptcy-also the
five and ten.
"Oh say, did you ever hear this one?"
The basketball boys oH for Bloomington.
Miss Kinnard: "Now, if you will stop listening and begin to talk,
I will go on."
Miss Kinnard fails to show up for the "Trig" class. We all had
a good time.
First night of the Art Exhibition. One of the living pictures
seemed very much alive.
Freshman-Senior basketball game. Freshies won 9-7. One of
the freshman guards rode the seniors and one of the senior
guards made a lot of fouls C?j. '
Well-matched basketball game between seniors and sophies,
with the score standing 7-7 after three over-time sessions.
Emerson-East Chicago debate. Emerson loses at Emerson and
wins at East Chicago.
Lots of excitement among the seniors. They all disappear about
Everyone arguing about the hunt. Fiery class meeting.
Miss Brownfield and Miss Paul entertain the S. E. C. and the
Junior English classes in honor of the debating teams.
Inter-class track meet at Gleason park. Seniors won.
Rumors around the school. Senior girls have a secret meeting
in room 208.
Lower classmen very indignant. Senior girls give dance in
honor of Miss Bruns.
Last day to order caps, gowns, and invitations. Dues also due.
Many of the seniors decide not to graduate.
COMMENCEMENT, JUNE 17, 1920
ORDER or THE EXERCISES
Overture-March ........ ....... T he Emerson School Orchestra
Salutatory ................ ................................... C lara Hogan
Carmena-Wilson ....... .,..... T he Emerson School Chorus
Address ................................................ Doctor Louis J. Rettger
The Miller's Wooing-Faning.-The Emerson School Chorus
Valedictory ................................................ Dorothy Greenwald
Presentation of the Class ..,......,..,, Principal E. A, Spaulding
Awarding of the Diplomas ..... ....... S upt. William A. Wirt
,FI ISS MARCELLA McCORMICK was hostess to a
party of friends at a dancing party at her home,
616 Van Buren Street, on Saturday evening,
February seventh. The affair was formal and
was successful. Dancing continued to a late
hour, when light refreshments were served. The guests
were: Misses Marjorie Chaffee, of Valparaiso, Irene Dille,
Gladys Daniels, Louise Wood, Helen Hauprich, Messrs.
Louis Denton of Valparaiso, Sherwood Judson, Robert
O'Connor, Sanford Aldrich, Elwood Glueck, and Edward
A jolly crowd of high school students journeyed out to
Halfman's barn on the night of November 28. Although
it was raining in torrents, the dancers were in high spirits
and had a very enjoyable time. Doughnuts and hot choco-
late were the refreshments, in keeping with the Hallowe'en
season. Miss Erna Bruns and Miss Maurine Heighway
acted as chaperones. The music was furnished by Misses
Eleanor Best, Clye Barber, and Albert Hardenbrook.
On January 10th, Elwood Glueck entertained some of
his friends at a very pretty dancing party at his home, 4300
Adams street. The guests were: Misses Irene Dille,
Marjory Clarke, Louise Turnipseed, Margaret Neff, Gladys
Daniels, Helen Hauprick, and Clara Hogan. The boys in-
cluded Sherwood Judson, Harold Heilstedt, Ashbury
Harkness, Eugene Dils, Maurice Friedman, Robert
O'Connor, Edward Wilson, Laddie Wilson, Carl Johnson,
Clarence Starkey, and George Dunleavy.
On December 15, 1919, one of the most enjoyable events
of the school year was given by the Senior English Club.
The members of the club had decided to have a sleigh ride,
but owing to the absence of the snow it was changed into a
progressive party. The guests met at the home of Miss
Floret Ohrenstein and went from there to the home of Miss
Dorothy Davis. Here the guests danced until about 10:30,
when they journeyed to the home of Miss Hermine
Alschuler, where they played games, Claudia Isay and
George Dunleavy providing some entertainment. Later in
the evening everyone returned to Miss Ohrenstein's for re-
freshments. All agreed that they had had a very enjoya-
ble evening and expressed their wishes for another party in
the near future.
On January 17, the M3 Club had a toboggan party at
Miller's Beach. The members of the club left about noon
and "hiked" from the station to Devil's Hollow, where
they met Mr. Erickson and several high school boys. The
afternoon was spent in tobogganing, skiing, and eating,
and the party returned in the evening, tired, but happy.
The high school students were entertained at a Leap
Year dance given on January 17, by the junior class. This
dance was quite a novel affair, since the girls filled out the
programs and carried the refreshments to the boys. The
grand march was led by Elwood Glueck, the junior presi-
dent, and Marjory Clark.
On February 5, a surprise party was given at the
home of Miss Hermine Alschuler, in honor of Miss Dorothy
Davis, who intended to leave for her new home soon. The
first part of the evening was spent in playing bunco. Then
some of the high school boys arrived, but for once were
not able to get in and could do no better than to gaze at
the refreshments through the windows. The girls, how-
ever, were kind enough to save some of the refreshments
for the boys, who greatly enjoyed them, judging from the
Way they disappeared. The boys then came in and the rest
of the evening was spent in dancing.
A hockey banquet was given on February 17, by the
four class teams. The banquet was given in honor of the
senior team, the winner of the tournament. The refresh-
ments were prepared by the junior girls. During the din-
ner each of the captains spoke, and Miss Bruns presented
each player with a valentine in the form of an "E", Ev-
eryone then went to the girls' gymnasium, where they were
entertained with stunts, charades, and funny songs given
by the freshman girls.
Miss Brownfield and Miss Paul entertained the Senior
English Club and the 11A English classes at an informal
dancing party and dinner on April 15, in honor of those tak-
ing part in the Emerson-Froebel and the Emerson-East
Chicago debates. The guests assembled in the girls' gym-
nasium at 4:15, where they enjoyed themselves dancing.
Here Miss Bruns helped to entertain by leading in several
circle dances. The guests then went to the dining room,
which was charmingly decorated in gold and gray. Edwin
Smith was toast master and called on several boys for
speeches. Sherwood Judson gave a talk entitled, "Woman",
Glenn Rearick one on "Emerson", and Rolland Roley one
on the trip to East Chicago. After dinner the guests re-
turned to the gymnasium to dance until "Home, Sweet
Ye soldiers strong of valiant France,
Who bravely met the foe,
And, standing firm in thin blue lines,
Withstood blow after blow,
Ye soldier lads of England, I
Who fought with courage high,
Unfurl your brave flags
And fling them to the sky,
Unfurl your glorious tattered flags,
And fling them to the sky.
-Dorothy Greenwald, '20.
I took my time along the beach,
The wind was from my right,
The sun was rising in the east,
It was a pretty sight.
The wind was fresh and pure and clean
As it beat upon my face,
All things were silent, waiting, watching.
I felt like saying grace.
The sand beneath my feet was gold,
The glistening morning gold.
I was a bold, brave buccaneer
'Mid enchanted days of old.
The birds above my head did fly,
Keen for the day's hard work,
In the dark, blue green of the lake
A deep sea monster lurked.
The sand dunes rose majestically,
Crowned by the sun's bright gaze,
And I longed to go on forever
To the end of all my days.
The scenery lay before me,
Inviting, imploring, too 5
Seemed to call me ever to be going
To the end of the dark deep blue.
And the lake then seemed to murmur,
As I plodded along its shore:
Oh, just come and I can show you
Things you never have seen before.
And so I go on forever, A
And never stop to stay 5
And nature, it still keeps a-calling:
Away! Away! Away!
Emerson Student Council and the Boosters'
l Club were almost synonymous this year. Prob-
ably the most important work accomplished by
the council during the year was the formation
of the Boosters' Club, the first of its kind to be
organized in the school.
The council also took up the question of the bicycle
shed. A committee was selected from the council members
to get plans in readiness for the shed. The committee was:
William Phillips, Frank Stimson, and Stewart Taylor. The
measurements necessary for the drafting of the plans for
the shed were made by the committee, and these, after
meeting, the approval of Principal Spaulding, were turned
over to Mr. Yeager, of the mechanical drawing department,
and the plans were to be drawn up by that department.
The plans, when completed, will be presented by Principal
Spaulding to the school board.
The idea of the Boosters' Club rankled in the hearts of
loyal boosters of the school for some time during the fall,
until finally at a mass meeting the affair came to a head and
it was decided, with a little opposition, however, to have the
student council supervise and control the new club. The
student council accordingly appointed a committee of repre-
sentative students and the Boosters' Club was olilcially
The members of the student council for the year were:
president, William Phillips, senior, vice-president, Enid
Holmes, senior, Stewart Taylor, junior, Eleanor Best,
junior, Frank Stimson, sophomore, Vera Pisarski, sopho-
more, Robert Beattie, freshman, and Lillian Oglesby, secre-
tary, freshman. .
As Robert Beattie, freshman, was promoted to the
sophomore class at the end of the first semester, and Vera
Pisarski, sophomore, was promoted to the junior class at
the same time, it was necessary to elect new members of the
council from these classes. The class presidents were no-
tilied and new representatives were to be chosen from the
-By William T. Phillips,
Far down the long and wand'ring road, green-veiled
With budding trees that, meeting overhead,
A latticed arch of twining branches form,
The clear lake lies, deep-set in living green,
And mirrors in its depths the encircling hills.
A birch tree, standing on the wooded height,
Gleams pale amid the sombre, lofty pines,
A single star, pure-shining 'mid dark clouds.
Its last rich rays outpoured, the sun sinks slow
And, passing, floods the lake with ruddy light.
-Dorothy Greenwald, 220.
716 N ORGANIZATION that Was a real booster for
th 11 1 d t ti k' f th
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good of the school Was the Athletic Association.
L QM2- Athletic afairs always playing an important
part in the school life at Emerson, naturally the
association was always at work, and its president, Francis
Heydorn, did commendable work.
The business side of the games held during the season
Was a small matter for the association. At the end of the
football season the school was ahead to the extent of i5292.55,
and at the end of the basketball season the association had
to its credit 3406.08
This is the first year that the association has come out
ahead in its business dealings, but, of course, the track
season could not be considered at this Writing, and the
school usually loses a little financially during the track
The members of the association are: president, Francis
Heydorn, seniorg vice-president, Emerald Ray, freshman,
secretary, Mary O'Hara, senior, finance committee,
Margaret Gale, juniorg Francis Heydorng Alvin Wood,
sophomore, Harold Heilstedt, juniorg Marjorie Tucker,
sophomoreg Julia Childs, freshman.
-By William T. Phillips,
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Emerson Auditorium League, another new
organization thlsnyear, was formed under the
it fill direction of Assistant Superintendent G. W.
L 5 'g1ll Swartz, for the purpose of promoting interest
'W--'T in debate, oratory, declamation, parliamentary
usage, topical discussions, current events, and writing, "by
making the widest possible use of the auditorium stage and
platform on the part of the pupils themselves."
The motto of the new league is "Carry On". The mem-
bership is composed of auditorium students who are in good
The organization consists of a president, vice-president,
secretary, treasurer, and committees. The committees each
have three members and the term of service is so arranged
that only one member of each committee leaves office at one
The committees form a central council, the members
of which elect oliicers who serve a term of eight weeks.
Meetings of the central council are held on the first Tuesday
of each month during the entire school year.
The Auditorium League serves a useful purpose. It
presents programs in the auditorium, taking entire charge
of everything connected with the presentation of the pro-
grams. Some of the programs presented by the league last
year were O'Henry, Constitutional, Christmas, Abraham
Lincoln, current events, French, and Mother's Day. The
Emerson-Froebel debate, and the declamatory contest with
Froebel, the short-story contest, and the contest in writing
and delivering original orations were conducted by this new
The Auditorium League did all and more than was eX-
pected of it. One of the greatest things accomplished by
it was to place on programs students who were not being
trained in like manner by academic teachers. A number of
students were thus developed and trained in a way invalua-
ble to them. -By William T. Phillips,
HE Boosters' Club, the first organization of its
l kind in the school, was born in the fall of 1919.
When the Student Council met in regular session
last fall, the president appointed a committee
of leading students in the high school to take
charge of the formation of the new club.
The committee was composed of Edward Wilson, chair-
man, Maurice Friedman, Mary O'Hara, Glenn Rearick,
George Dunleavy, and Principal Spaulding.
The club was thrown open to membership for both
grade and high school students and the charter members
made a lengthy list. Membership for charter members was
closed in January, 1920. Pins were purchased to be worn
by the members, but these proved unsatisfactory and plans
were made for securing a pin of better grade.
The club was intended, as indicated by its name, to
"boost" everything that took place in the school, and it came
out strong in "boosting" for all contests, athletic and ora-
torical. -By William T. Phillips,
EMERSON AUDITORIUM LEAGUE
THE CLASSICAL CLUB
, A , . reviving the interest in the old Emerson Classi-
J.-..glf4ll cal Club, but the sophomore classes, by their
loyal support, have helped in carrying out suc-
cessfully the purpose of it-to further our interest in classi-
cal studies and to have an enjoyable time in so doing.
It was on January 7 that representatives of each of the
upper classes met at the home of Miss Peters to discuss the
organization. On January 21, at a meeting at Jefferson
School, the adoption of a constitution marked the real be-
ginning of the Classical Club. At the next meeting, at
Emerson, officers were elected and the following were in-
augurated: President, Clara Hogang vice-president, Eleanor
Best, secretary, Elizabeth Putnam, treasurer, Harry
Steiner, chairman of the program committee, Dorothy
Greenwald, chairman of the entertainment committee,
F u I OSS UN T qnia posse videniaw'
The Junior Latin class claims the honor of
At the seven meetings which have been held from time
to time, new members have been initiated until the member-
ship is now about sixty. The members have taken an active
interest in the Work. The programs usually consisted of
reports on Roman life and customs, such as Cato's Speech
on Woman Suffrage, Delivered in the Roman Senate, the
description of a Roman house, stories of Roman poets, fam-
ous quotations, and Latin songs. One of the most enjoyable
meetings was held at the home of Hermine Alschuler on
April 30. Dancing was usually the diversion after the pro-
gram and business. A beach party and a dance are being
planned as the final social activities of the club.
Thus We thought We could-and we did-make the
Classical Club of Emerson a success, so that the motto,
"They can because they think they can," was truly applied.
-Clafra Hogan, '20.
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DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL DRAWING
THE MATHEMATICS CLUB
fHIS year a Mathematics Club, the first of its kind Martha Hammond, secretary. Several of the meetings
at Emerson, was formed under the supervision were devoted to the study of Mars, of simple astronomy
' of Miss Kinnard. The club was formally or- and of the fourth dimension. Other meetings were purely
ganized and named the M. M. M. or the M3 social and were greatly enjoyed by all the members.
Club. The officers of the club were Glenn -Martha Hammond, '20
Rearick, presidentg Roswell Johnson, treasurerg and
THE SENIOR ENGLISH CLUB
HE distinctive, new feature of Emerson School
. life this year is the senior English Club. when
l Miss Brownfield announced last semester that
,T-if the class would be made into a self-governing
club, the plan was looked upon by many as a
highly idealistic one. Could a body of students govern
themselves in a manner in keeping with the rest of the
school and at the same time do justice to their lessons? By
the end of the semester, however, Miss Brownfield's plan
was vindicated, the club was a success.
The purposes of the club are to place responsibility
upon each member, to instruct each member in parliamen-
tary usagesg through current events to keep in touch with
the vital questions of the dayg to allow students to make
satisfactory preparation of regular lessons and at the same
time to enter into the social spirit of the club 3 to democra-
tize the class.
The class officers are: president, vice-president, secre-
tary, parliarnentarian, and chairman of the program com-
mittee. It is the duty of the parliamentarian to settle any
discussions or questions which arise concerning parlia-
mentary law, while the chairman of the program committee
with two other members arranges the program for each
week, which is read to the class on Monday. Class officers
are elected every month.
While studying argument and debate the club studied
the Webster-Hayne debate, reading, explaining, and dis-
cussing the book, paragraph by paragraph. After this, the
club studied Webster's Bunker Hill oration, continued their
study of American Literature from Revolutionary times to
the present, studying and discussing at length Emerson's
"Self-Reliomcen. Besides classroom work the class gave a
party, a class play, and entered into two inter-scholastic
debates. The teacher, in the organization, acts as a critic
and adviser, exercising only the power to veto, etc. All
students address the chair on giving recitations. Every day
the teacher gives a report on the errors of the previous day.
But still there are skeptics who will ask, "Does a self-
governing class succeed from a scholastic standpoint ?"
Yes, the Senior English Club is a success from all
standpoints. Out of approximately 1,500 recitations there
were fewer than twenty refusals to recite on grounds of un-
preparedness! Out of the thirty-one members in the class
not one failed last semester-an enviable record.
And now for the personal side of the club-what does
it do for the individual? This is what a member told me it
had done for him. He said: "First, it has made me get my
lessons because I feel that it's my club. I feel a responsi-
bility! Secondly, it has given me a love and appreciation
for good literature. It has taught me how to face an audi-
ence, how to use mental strategy in debate, and how to con-
trol myself. But the greatest asset I have derived is a
knowledge of parliamentary law. Do you, my friend, know
how to address the chair, how to put a motion, how to in-
terrupt a speaker, in parliamentary fashion, how to refer
to a speaker, how to act in the capacity of the chairman, how
to surrender the chair to speak from the floor, how to vote
on a motion and an amendment, and can you tell me to what
limit the power of the chairman may be carried? Does he
vote? Can he arbitrarily appoint a committee? These and
a thousand other things have I learned and shall keep with
me I" -Sherwood Judson, '20.
SENIOR ENGLISH CLUB
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If you think these jokes are very old,
And should be put on the shelf,
Why, just come 'round, a few of you,
And hand some in yourself.
Speaking of Lizzies
Caesar always crossed rivers by Fords-and then
the Ford is called a modern invention?
Edward W., from Chesterton: "Say, is it only
milk trains that have cow-catchers?"
Overheard in Latin
Miss Peters, assigning Latin lesson: "Open
Caesar's appendix and find reference number 231'
Miss Peters: 'iAll large things are masculine
We must have been mistaken about Genevieve
Martha H., Marjorie H., and Enid H. to Dorothy
Greenwald: "What's the matter, Dot, you haven't
said a word?"
Dorothy G.: "Well, l haven't had a chance."
Miss Peters: "What are the principal parts of
Miss Knickerbocker to john Bowers: "John, what
three words do you use most in school?"
john fafter a moment's thoughtlr "I donit
Miss K.: "Correct."
Why Did They Laugh?
Mr. Snyder, to music class: "How do they say
'lt can't be done' in Latin?"
Class fatter much rattling and squeaking of
brainsfz "We don't know. How?"
Mr. S., scratching his acreage of baldness: "I,
why-er-I asked because I thought you knew: I
We'll Never Tell, Claudia
Claudia l. fin Miss Lynch's roomjz "Gee, it's
George, reproachfully, sitting next to her: "Oh,
Claudia, how can you say that?"
Do You Get lt?
Miss Peters: "Did Caesar's character ever
Student: "He had more Gaul when he died than
when he was born."
George D. fcoming into Expression carrying chairs,
one hanging around his neckjs
Miss Lynch to George: "This Expression class
surely is original."
George: "Sure, Miss Lynch, this is the only time
I ever used my head."
How Do They Do lt?
Mr. Warrum: "Marjorie, have you an excuse for
your absence yesterday?"
Marjorie, distressedly fafter a few moments of
hard thinkingjz "Oh, Mr. Warrum, l can't think of
a good excuse."
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St. Peter: "Where are you from?"
Student: "Emerson High School."
St. Peter: "Did you subscribe to a 1920 Annual?"
St. Peter: "Goodl pass on."
Student: "You know most of the students here?"
Another Student: "Yes." .
First: "Do you know the apple sisters?"
Second: "Can't say as l do."
First: "Do you mean to say you don't know
Cora and Seedy?"
Mr. Snyder fto sopranos who were continually
singing dnb: "Now, sopranos, you're not going to
have do for a background, you're going to have
Ellen ftrying to recite in Spanish, to Dagmar and
Marjorie: "Will you two magpies keep still?"
Louis: "Magpies? That's them. They've got the
Alvin Wood: "I am never going riding with
Alvin: "I was sitting with my girl and he
penalized me live yards for holding."
Dils stood 'neath the mistletoe,
l-le hugged her and he kissed her,
Now, don't be shocked, Virginia dear,
The maiden was his sister.
The Coach A Twentieth Century Class in Science E. H. S. Book Catalog
We asked him how his team progressed.
He said, ul do not know."
But l can tell you all about
The other fellow, though.
Their quarterback accepted pay
Last August in St. Paul-
l'le got a ham, as l can prove,
For playing summer ball.
Their tackles both were on the team.
Ar Podunk for a year,
And l have gathered evidence
Conclusive, never fear. '
The guards and ends, and center, too,
l learn, have all been paid
For waiting table-llve the goods,
You needn't be afraid.
The halves and fullback-let me see-
l don't remember now,
But it is safe to say that they
Are tainted, anyhow. -Ex,
Classification According to Classes
Much learning, Went skating,
Swelled head, 'Tis said,
Brain fever- lce hit him-
l'le's dead. l'le's dead.
False fair one, Milk famine,
Hope fled, Not fed,
Heart broken- Starvation-
l'le's Clead. Hels dead,
"We are considering the pneumograstric nerve in
the lesson today,"
opened Prof. Grubbs. "lt ex-
tends along the inferior maxillary and is continuous
to the whichit barely removed from the whatsit-
Johnson, l'm sorry
has two or three
punch holes in the
Pencils cost money,
who is trying to go
we're keeping you awake-and
major functions-Stimson, don't
window pane with your pencil.
and you are annoying Johnson,
to sleep. A slight pressure on
Red Pepper Burns .....................
Red Pepper's Patients .....
The House of lntrigue .....,.
The Music Master ....... ......
Up From Slavery ....... ...... R .
............l'liram Eugene Dils
the proper part of this nerve will cause the victim
to lose consciousness-of course, if you'd rather dis-
cuss the Junior Prom, Rappeport, l'll let you have
the floor-l repeat, if this nerve is struck violently,
the effect is very much like that of an anesthetic.
The secret of the pneumogastric nerve is not known
except to a very few. I'Il be finished in a minute,
Mr. Dunleavy, then you can practice your football
formations without interruption. Now, Mr.
Greenberg, will you tell the class what the pneumo-
gastric nerve is?"
"The pneumograstic nerve is a nerve in the jaw
which won't stand being pounded. If it is walloped,
its owner kisses the sawdust-good night-good luck
"Correct, if inelegantly phrased. Class is dis-
Chem. Student, taking match out of match-box:
"Mn Warrum, did you ever make a match?"
Mr. Warrum fblushingla "Why-er-yes, once."
Teacher: "Use 'dynamite' and 'diademn in a sen-
Pupil: ilf a box of dynamite exploded under-
neath a man he'd diadem bit sooner 'n he orto."
One hundred eight
Home Rule ......
..,...Patrick l... Rappeport
Glenn Percy Rearick
.Roswell Romeo johnson
Moses From An Old Manse .................. Dorothy Davis
Freckles ................................ ........... J oe Haley
li. H. S. Philosophy
You Tell 'Em
Miss Jacoby: "Who wrote the most, Dickens,
Warren, or Bulwer?"
Raymond Dull: "Well, Warren wrote 'Now and
Then', Bulwer wrote 'Night and Morning', but .
Dickens wrote 'All the Year Around'."
A woodpecker lit on a freshman's head,
And settled clown to drill,
l'le drilled away for a half an hour,
And finally broke his bill. V
There is a young Freshie, 'tis said,
Who consists of much mettle and head:
But his mettle, alas!
Consists only of brass,
With the three years of polish ahead.
Things That Would Cause Emerson's Downfall
If Rearick got tongue-tied.
lf Eddie Wilson couldn't sing at mass meetings.
If R. Sibley lost his Douglas Fairbanks smile.
"Don't do dat: it makes me so mad."-l...
"Cut 'er out, Joe!"-A. Harkness.
"lt'll come out in the wash, fellows-er-r-
Speaking of buying seats for a show, in Expres-
A. Harkness: "Let Claudia lnuy the seats."
Miss Lynch: "She'll get two or three extra."
Swede Johnson has a job as chauffeur for the Gary
Const. Co., driving nails.
l know a girl
Named Margaret Neff:
She always goes right,
So she never goes left.
Miss Kinnard: "Did you ever have Trigonometry?"
Renner Stimson: "Oh, no, pneumonia left me in
What is it l hear above the roar
That sounds like some liddler's tuning?
In comes up the steps from the lunch-room door,
Someone his lunch is consuming.
Bucket Harkness: "Why did you get the seats so
far on the left?"
Hiely: "lt says on the programme: 'All rights re-
He: "You say you think Eddie is getting deaf?"
He: "What makes you think so ?"
She: "He just asked 'Who ?' and the crowd yelled
'Emerson'g and he asked 'Who?' two or three
times after that."
If l can skate can Cathryn Prylzmyl-ski?
Drive a fingernail.
Judson, practicing fencing with Reariclc: "What's
the matter now?"
Reariclc: 'Tm so much smaller than you, so l
want to stand three paces nearer to you than you
do to me."
fcoing to Valpol
N Student: "Round trip, please."
Agent: 'iwhere to?"
Student: "Back here, yuh nut."
Margaret Gale: 'ivivisection is something used by
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Can You Imagine
C. lsay a tennis champion?
G. Dunleavy passing up "eats"?
Mike Hanlan in Gene Dils' clothes and vice versa?
F.. Wilson with Caruso's voice?
Miss Lynch admitting the Irish are wrong?
R. johnson dancing?
R. Stimson a lady-killer?
lVl. Knickerbocker wrong?
C. lsay singing "Carry lVle Back to Old Virginian?
Miss Knickerbocker: "What do we have imported
Art. Rappeport: 'iUkeleles."
B. Wilson, after hearing talk about sponges: "How
do they get them: shoot them or stab them?"
Gladys H.: 'il.end me a dime, Eddie, so l can pay
you that nickel l owe you."
Anna lVl.: ul don't intend to be married until af-
ter l am thirty."
Jennie C.: "l don't intend to he thirty until after
Miss Kinnard: "What are parallel lines ?"
Alvin Wood: "Lines that never meet till they
Mr. Warrum: "Are you prepared on a current
E. Schrader: "Yes'm."
lVlr. Warrum: 'iwhat is it?"
E. Schrader: "Electricity."
The Annual is a great invention.
The school gets all the fame,
The printer gets all the money,
The staff gets all the blame.
Ed. Wilson: "Well, there is one advantage of
having wooden legs."
Friend: "What's that?I'
Eddie: "You can keep your socks up with thumb-
Two men fought a duel. One man was named
Shott, and the other Nott. Some said Nott was
shot, others that Shott was not. Hence it was bet-
ter to be Shott than Nott. There was a rumor that
Nott was not shot and Shott vows that he shot Nott,
which proves that either the shot Shott shot at Nott
was not shot or that Nott was not shot or Nott was
shot notwithstanding. On trial it was proved that
the shot Shott shot shot Nott, or, as accidents with
firearms are frequent, it may be possible that the
shot Shott shot shot Shott himself, when the whole
atfair would resolve itself into its original elements
that Shott would be shot and Nott would be not.
Apparently the shot Shott shot shot not Nott but
A Sleeping Beauty
Miss Knickerbocker: "Ellen, where is Hawaii?"
Ellen fhalf awakelz "What?"
Miss K.: "Hawaii?"
Ellen: "Oh! fine, thank you."
"What do you know-I saw a fellow who could
write with his toes."
"That's nothing: Coach Brasaemle can mark time
with his feet."
Heard in English
Dorothy D.: "Hawthorne's most famous book is
'Moses From An Old Manse'."
Miss Kinnard: "This problem was on your last
'exam' and you failed it: so I gave it to you again
and you failed it."
Glenn R.: "But the constitution says a man can't
be punished for the same crime twice."
Miss Newton: ult is a custom of the Indians to
bury their arms and trinkets with them." fThen to
small boyl: "Now, what is the Indian custom?"
Boy: "They bury their arms and legs with them."
If Dale is Good, is Eleanor Best?
If most girls like Gary, does Martha Hammond?
If Mildred is Brown, is Mary White?
If Martha is a Taylor, is Clye a Barber?
If Catherine can play a "uke", can Ellen Strom
If Marjorie has a Hall, does Enid Holmes?
If Claudia likes George, does Ardath Ralph?
lf Jean is a Daisy, is Louise Turnipseed?
If Berniece likes the boys, does Virginia Chase
If Jennie is Cole, is Alvin Wood?
And He Got Away With lt
Coach: "Scotty, you mustn't trip anyone when
you play basketball."
Scotty: "I didn't trip-I just held his foot."
Geo.: "How do you serve lobsters at your res-
Clara H.: "We throw 'em out."
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In Those Golden School-Days
Freshie: "I don't think I deserve zero."
Teacher: "I don't think so either, but it is the
lowest I can give."
Miss Lynch: 'iwhen did Scott write Ivanhoe?"
jean Daisy: "Mostly in the morning, but some-
times in the afternoon."
Mr. Zivney to K. Witwer: "Sit still now and for-
get yourself. Think about something pleasant."
Ed. Wilson: "I have an awful time trying to re-
Geo. D.: ul do, too, and so I always ask if it's
spelled with an 'e' or an 'i'."
Ed.: "Yes, I tried that, too. I was introduced to
a 'peach' and later when I asked her if she spelled
her name with an 'e' or an 'i', she refused to speak
to me. I found out later that her name was Hill."
"Her father declares that the day she marries
that football player she will lose a million dollars."
"And get only a quarter-back?"
Topics in Brief
Aspiration, mystihcation, examination, four years'
duration, anticipation, hard occupation, short vaca-
tion, no cessation, expectation, conditionalization,
passification-then salvation, realization, gratification
in sweet graduation. -Ex.
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