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MERLEJ.ABBETT the June clasi? 2J] of 15)16 dedicate this issue ofk the BOOSTER. tie has striven to make our athletics ceunt and he has succeeded. K , £ M ST iH Bt : ' J " J . PnS| !■ ■ 2M JPpTjp 1 m " TO BE-NOT TO SEEM " THE BOOSTER OPEN DAT OPEN day has been held here every year, since the school opened in 1895, when at the close of the term, Mr. Emmerich, the founder and first principal of M. T. H. S., decided to have a special day on which the work of the pupils would be exhibited, so that parents might see what their boys and girls had ac- complished. The first open day ex- hibit was given in the school library, and it was so well attended by the parents of pupils, that it was made a permanent feature of the school ' s cal- endar. Today is the first open day given for two years, as the last one was held in June, 1914. An exhibition of many novel pieces of art metal work in copper and silver is to be found in the art department, room 21. The first after school credit class was started last January, by Miss West, but this is the first chance the class has had to show the many original projects that are being made. A copper chafing dish, a candle sconce, hinges, drawer pulls, paper knives, various kinds of boxes, and book ends are some of the pieces of art metal work that are on exhibition. Advanced cabinet making and turn- ing are combined in the numerous wood projects which are being ex- hibited today in the wood turning rooms. The late change in the wood working course has made these more complicated pieces of furniture pos- sible. The foundry, machine shop, and forge shop all are having their pro- ject exhibits in the room ordinarily used for automobile repairing. All three shops are having the regular metal projects on exhibition, and in addition, the foundry has a bronze Phi Delta Theta shield made by Roy Anderson, a cup, saucer, and spoon, cast in one piece in aluminum, and an aluminum safety razor blade sharp- ener. The Manual exhibit recently shown at the State House has been placed in the same room with the metal projects. Complete farm gas engine patterns are being shown in the pattern-making room. The pat- terns are arranged so as to resemble the finished engine. The exhibition in the Sewing de- partment is much the same as in former years, excepting that some of the girls are wearing the dresses that they have made this semester. This way of exhibiting the dresses is a new feature. THE BOOSTER HE WHO HESITATES IS LOST. Dramatic Personal. Roberto and Horatio, chums. Scene, A hall in M. T. H. S. Time, Anyday. Enter Roberto with Horatio. Rob. — In my mind ' s eye, Horatio — Hor. (pityingly) — The empty vessel makes the greatest sound. Rob. (passionately) — O such a beauty, she sat like patience on a monument, smiling at me — Hor. — Hah! love is blind and lovers cannot see the pretty follies they themselves commit. Rob. — On the car this morning, her voice was ever soft, gentle and low. Hor. — Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works. Rob. (angrily) — Whilst thou livest keep a good tongue in thy head. Hor. — Words, words, mere words, no matter from the head. Why do you admire this creature? ' Twill be another in the week. Rob.— O, slander! Whose edge is sharper than the sword. I am as constant as the northern star. To you, Horatio, I say, that man that has a tongue is no man if with that tongue he cannot win a woman. Hor. — Things sweet to taste, prove in digestion sour. Rob. — Yet, my endeavors have ever come short of my desires. Hor. — What a piece of work is a man. (Exit). Rob. — All ' s well that ends well, still, the finis is the girl. (Third bell, exit Rob.) William Wobblelance. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THEM SAY? Miss Lola Perkins: " Now what we want is more abandon. " Mr. Dodds: " Entschuldigung bitte. " Mr. Edwards: " Now, people. Pass a plane. " Miss Odell: " You want to stay in here? Stop talking then. " Mr. Stark: " You know genius is the capacity for taking pains ' . " The whole aggregation: " The next lesson will take over to page . " THE BOOSTER PRESENTS! WILLIAM ' S family loved to give presents. This was true not only of his immediate family, but of all the host of uncles, aunts, grandparents, and first to forty-sec- ond cousins, that comprised his list of relatives. Now of course William was perfectly aware that gift giving is not a crime; in fact he was nothing if not an anti-Spug. But when a fel- low has received four hundred eighty- one gifts and it is yet seven days until graduation he is apt to be a bit pessi- mistic. Then there was another cause for worry besides the superabundance; that was the repetition of presents. From previous birthdays and Christ- mases he had long since learned just what to expect from each person: ties from grandmother, aunt Ella, and uncle Ed; shirts from grandfather, cousin Lola, and mother; handker- chiefs from the twins, cousin Ruth, and Dick; books from father and uncle Roy. He could tell without any trouble just what to expect in 1948. It was while seated on top of the wardrobe (there wasn ' t room for him anywhere else) that he took an in- ventory of his possessions. It was as follows : 1 watch, 6 watch chains, 13 watch charms, 8 knives, 11 tie pins, 28 shirts — actual count, 19 pairs of socks, 350 handkerchiefs — William counted these in lots of 25 each, 4 sets of cuff links. 31 books — from " A Six Cylinder Courtship " to " Essays of Elia, " 3 bath robes, 7 pairs of bedroom slippers — green, black, purple, orange, yellow, brown and pink. (The bathrobes were errav, red and black plaid, and blue.) The outlook was awful! He had been receiving presents for three days only. At this rate he was doomed to receive eight hundred six- teen more handkerchiefs, fifty-nine more shirts, fourteen watch chains, etc., etc. The only consolation was that he might eventually get slippers to match a bathrobe, or visa versa. And as William jumped from the wardrobe, and upset the socks while trying to dodge the handkerchiefs, he mentally concluded that there was only one thing to do. And that was to start a hope-box. EXTRACTS FROM WILL Second: To the library, we will one-half dozen copies of the book by Fred Glossbrenner on " How to Stall in Any Class. " It is a book of deep penetration. Fourth: To the freshmen, we will the many long-lost determinations which we have made to get better marks. Fifth: To Hugh Davey. we will a reliable alarm clock, in order that he may be recalled to life in time enough to leave his history class. Sixth: To Ike McClain. we will ten feet of adhesive tape, which shall en- able him to remain close to mother earth when he leads a yell. Seventh: To the present and com- ing students of M. T. H. S., we will that desire, which we had for some time, to get out of Manual. As the hour of death approaches and the magnitude of our sins and short-com- ings loom up before us in the form of a threatening hand, the fear of death is upon us, and we vainly cry for a chance to remain and try again. Eighth: To coming students, we will a classified list, especially pre- pared for us by such popular students as Edward Gass, Alvah Heskett and Charles Goth, telling the courses which are easiest to get by in. If this preparation is properly appre- ciated there is no reason for anyone stumbling on such subjects as trigo- nometry and chemistry. Ninth: To some deserving under- classman, we bequeath the wonderful vitality of Leon Rogers. We believe that anyone who has vitality enough to carry him through Physics II for three terms, while the average boy succumbs after the first attack, has a vitality which should not be neglected or overlooked. Tenth: To Mr. Stuart, we will one- half dozen best grade leather halters. to be at the disposal of those young men who are so fond of leading their lad}- loves about the halls of Manual. Eleventh: To Ringling Brothers ' circus, we bequeath Donald Cayton. Although Donald will be missed among his friends, it is our belief he will be much more at home among the monkevs and other animals. THE BOOSTER ATHLETIC REVIEW FELIX BRUNER THE first season during which Manual has been allowed to compete with outside schools has not been particularly successful from the standpoint of victories. At the state meet most of the members of the team qualified in the prelimin- aries, and usually ran in fourth in the finals, losing out on the points. Five of the nine members of the Manual team reached the finals. It was necessary to run the track events in many heats because of the large number of entrants and the narrow- ness of the track, which would accom- modate only four runners in dashes. The track events were of endurance. In the hurdles, Gullett was forced to run nine races. Endurance was the main requisite and Gullett lost out chiefly for that reason. He did, how- ever, take third place in 220-yard low hurdles and he finished fourth in the high hurdles. A rather unusual event was the pole vault, in which two men broke the state record. Mittank of Fairmount Academy, was the winner over Garten of Manual .Garten vaulted 11 feet Wz inches or 2V± inches higher than the old state record. Garten has made rapid progress in the pole vault and by next season should be able to at least equal the new state record. Manual lost two out of three dual meets in which the team participated. In no meet was the Manual team swamped, the scores always being close. In the only home meet in which Training school participated, the Red and White won both the meet and the relay. For winning this con- test Manual was awarded the first cups that have been given the school for interscholastic contests for over eight years. Gullett was the star of the season, being the individual point maker in the dual meets. He lost only one race in all three meets. Garten did well in the pole vault, losing only ALTHOUGH the M. T. H. S. basketball team did not bring home any championships this year, all things considered it made a good showing. The team played in poor luck in the sectional meet, draw- ing for its first opponent the fast Martinsville five. It is a matter of conjecture what the M. T. H. S. team would have done if it had met South- port instead of Martinsville in its first game. In all probability the Manual quintet would have defeated the Southport team and would have reached the finals. In fact many con- sidered the Manual five much better than the Southport quintet, who were runners-up. The Martinsville team was made up of some of the fastest players in the state, and, prior to the sectional tournament, had met and de- feated some of the fastest Indiana high school quintets. Although the Manual boys were de- feated in their first game they gave Martinsville a hard race. " Cotton " Berndt said that it was one of the fastest high school games that he had ever seen. The scoring for the red and white quintet was done by Harold Bartholomew and Edward Gass, both of whom played a fast game. Ernest Richman and Stanley Lefeber played a good defensive game. Although Herbert Behrent played a fast game, he was hampered in his scoring by the lowness of the Martinsville gym. Morse played only three minutes at the end of the game and Overstreet did not get into the fight at all. Because of the peculiarity of their position and their lack of chances to score, the guards usually do not get as much credit for playing a good game as do the other players who have more chance for grandstand per- formances. Stanley Lefeber proved an exception to this rule in the game with Martinsville, for he received much of the applause of the spec- tators. Followers of the game ranked him as one of the best guards of the meet, and one newspaper gave him a place on its all-sectional team. THE BOOSTER IN THE most hotly contested match of the girls ' tennis tourn- ament, Ruth Harbison won the finals from Dorothy Rice, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6. 6-3. The winner had only one more game than the runner-up. The match lasted about three hours, many games going to deuce, and it was only in the last fifteen minutes that the victor was to be guessed. Both girls displayed remarkable skill. In the first set, Dorothy Rice won the first two games, when Ruth Har- bison found herself, and took the next three. Dorothy then evened up mat- ters but the first set went to Ruth. Dorothy was now on her mettle and allowed her opponent only two games in the second set. The third set went to four all, when Ruth " took holt " , and won the set. Dorothy won the fourth set by hard driving and care- ful placing. The remaining sets were featured by the fine plays of both girls. Ruth Harbison ' s endurance in the remain- ing two sets gave her the champion- ship. We congratulate our new champion, and we feel proud of the good, clean sportsmanship that characterized the match. BECAUSE of the ever-increasing number of entrants in state track and field meets, the meets of recent years have been slow and a large number of heats have been ne- cessary. The holding of state meets is becoming more of a problem every year and some solution will have to be found. The State High School Athletic As- sociation has been considering the holding of sectional meets. The point makers in the sectional meets would then participate in a state meet and decide the state championship. This would make the meets faster. Merle J. Abbett Early last September we learned that Merle J. Abbett was to be Man- ual ' s athletic coach for this year. We returned to school mentally picturing him as a large, blustering, hail-fellow- well-met sort of a person. That we were surprised to find a slender, boy- ish-looking young man, is stating the case mildly. Soon a new spirit began to enter our athletics; new life was put into the dead body. It was the spirit of Mr. Abbett. It was the spirit of play, the spirit of clean, fair sportsman- ship. Never before in the history of the school has a teacher so enthroned himself in the hearts of the students. Coming here a stranger, he now has more friends than perhaps any other teacher. The servant question again arises. If we had had a Butler at Franklin, would we have won the meet? THE BOOSTER The B ooster published weekly by The Pupils of Manual Training High School Entered as second-class matter March 30, 1912 at Indianapolis, Indiana, under act of March 3, 1879 INDIANA PuLIS, INDIANA pn.pc J 5 Cents a Copy t-Ki c. | 4Q Cents a Semester EDITORIAL BOARD C. Kenneth Magers. ...... .Editor-in-Chief Paul Iske Asst. Editor-in-Chief Mildred R. Hein Magazine Editor Irrna Gulley, Gladys Benson, Assts. Norma Merrill. . .. Academic Editor Ruth Sanders, Assistant Edward Gass Athletic Editor Kearsley McComb, Ruth Harbison, Assts. Evans Plummer Science Editor Eugene Ehrgott, Assistant Harold Stewart Art Editor Raymond Freeman Exchange Editor Foster Davis Staff Photographer STAFF Lawrence Brink, Mary Burrows, Cyrus Clark, Mildred Clark, Malcom Dunn, Helen Fehr, Raymond Freeman, Julius Frick, William Gane, Pauline Hart, Dwight Llewellyn, Forrest McAlpin, Ross Mullin, Leone Newman, Gladys Stevens, Helen Sommers, Emma Tacoma, Richard Treat. Edward Wagoner Business Manager Ruth Stinson, Marie Roesener, Hazel Reidenbach, Mary Jeter, Helen Helkene, Assistants. Robert G. Barnhill Student Advisor FACULTY ADVISORS Miss Eleanor P. Wheeler, E. H. Kemper McComb, K. Von Ammerman. OFFICES :: :: ROOM 2 6 Next Wednesday marks the end of one of the most momentous years in the history of Manual. The Shake- speare celebration, the changing of the name of the school to the Charles E. Emmerich Manual Training High School, and the great boom in ath- letics, any one or all would serve to distinguish this year from others in the annals of the school. So the task of the Booster has not Miss Knox been a " snap " this term. We have endeavored to cover all of these events with a small staff and improve the paper at the same time. It has not been easy, and we believe that we have not entirely failed. True, we have been severely criticised at times, but why notice that criticism, since it was destructive, not constructive ? In fact, we rather glory in this cen- sureship — it shows that Manual is tak- ing a slight interest in its paper. Next year it is the intention of the Booster editors and staff to make the paper more original, snappy and modern. During the latter part of this semester and in this issue we have worked toward this end. We have introduced some novelties of make-up. The paper contains fewer formal articles — more " nut " stuff. We hope the product of our pens will be pleasing. — The Editors and Staff. After one last look at Manual we conclude that she ought to have a cradle roll as well as an honor roll. THE BOOSTER FAREWELL PAGE BY BOB BARNHILL We can hardly realize that this is the last time we will ever sling ink for this paper. Looking back on the three or four years that we have knocked and slammed our friends through these columns, we feel that we have a great deal to be thankful for — that is that we have survived this long. And so with due thankfulness in our hearts for the blessing, we are going to write a few last words in memory of those who have suffered at our pen. Irwin Henderson plays with the Giants. Irwin Henderson pitches for them. Irwin Henderson struck out three men in succession. Irwin Hen- derson pitched a no-hit game. Irwin Henderson is a good player. Now, Mr. Henderson, never again accuse us of not giving you plenty of publicity. Johnnie Masters and Frankie Harris were observed to stand in front of a jewelry store for fifteen minutes the other day. What ' s the name of that old poem that starts out " In the spring a young man ' s fancy turns to — " ? Manual, like her North Side rival, has a " Sleepy Eye Club. " If you don ' t believe it take a look at the members of Miss Andrus ' s after dinner physi- ography class. Some good hearted fellow ought to take Heine Moesch off to one side and explain frankly and freely the follies of getting the human head shaved. Some things are silent by nature, and others speak for themselves like that orange colored shirt of Jerome Trotcky ' s. According to an official report by the school detective, on May 19 at 2:14 p. m., Ethel Parker was seen to walk the entire length of the hall without being accompanied by Calvin Gerlach. Among other things the spring rains have had a good effect upon Helen Baron ' s class book. It has grown so large in the last month that Helen has been inquiring about a good anti-fat remedy. Clay Gullion, who plays with the Pirates, made a " home run " about 2 A. M. the other morning. He made the run all right but it didn ' t count because as he stole home his father was waiting for him and tagged him out. Flavia Lee says that she just can ' t keep track of all of her dates in Indiana history. We certainly are sorry to part with all of the girls who have kept us sup- plied with candy during the lunch period, aye, Gass? The saddest words Of tongue or pen Are these, " McNulty ' s Canned again. " During the ivy day exercises we thought that President Manker was reaching for his gun when he pulled that trowel out of his pocket. Our idea of " nuthin tu do " is to spend a few minutes with Ralph Itten- bach. Hurrying down Into the town There went one day Charlie Lay. And by a truck He soon was struck So ' long the way Charlie Lay. Well, readers, the bottom of this page draws near. We blot our manu- script, close the lid of our desk, roll down our sleeves, put on our coat, and with a last backward look at the editorial office, pass out of these col- umns forever. 10 THE BOOSTER BOOSTER STAFF AND MANAGERS 1 1 » ! ' 1 ! : » ••. SENOIRISMS. Walter Hausdorfer: In framing an artist, art has thus de- creed, To make some good, but otheis to exceed. Opal Wright: She had all the royal makings of a queen. Abe Axlerod: I can better play the orator. Fred Keilholz: I ' ll prove a busy actor in their play. Francis Miller: You have one eye upon my follies. Delphine Meyer: O fairest beauty! Jerome Trotsky: The soul of this man is his clothes. Ye Ed.: [Quotation censored. We leave the space.] Clayton Mogg: Thou art a tall fel- low. Frank Manker: Heaven be the rec- ord of my speech. Helen Barrett: 1 can smile. John Brayton: I remain a pinched thing. THAT ' S WHAT I ' D DO. If I were a Senior I ' d join the class play, And practice my speeches The whole livelong day. I ' d write up the hist ' ry And prophecy new; I ' d be the class poet And president, too. I ' d make all the teachers Stand ' round at my word, And be the authority, Everywhere heard. I ' d make Chelsea Stewart Paint up my eyebrows; I ' d be the May King, Or I ' d start up some rows. I ' d rule all the ladies, And be a knight true. If I were a Senior, That ' s what I would do. And still R. Secrist can ' t under- stand why that butcher in the Frank- lin butcher shop stared at him so hard when he asked for a pound of track meat. 11 THE BOOSTER WHEN SHIELDS CLANGED. ELFRIEDA, eldest daughter of King Brickbat, of the kingdom Doodlerwoozle, was angrily pac- ing her sumptuous (?) boudoir (?). That is, she had the anger but not the boudoir. The trouble was that old Brickbat had sent an ultimatum (yes, note writing was in vogue in 827 A. D.) to the poor but otherwise hon- est Prince Golddustwins of Soapland, stating that the Prince should compel the boys to ease up a little on the long-distance arrow shooting, as many a Doodlerwoozle doodlebug had been killed thereby. This little stunt made Elfrieda real peeved, because she had liked to have the Prince sit on the front porch ever since his exploit of throwing two ringers on top of two others in the recent horseshoe tournament. She raised an awful howl and made such a racket that her mother told her to let up on the noise, as she was keep- ing little Butterine, the latest addi- tion, from sleeping. When Golddustwins got the ultima- tum, he didn ' t uncover the family typewriter and write a reply. I should say not! He called his cavalry (17 men, 8 horses, 9 mules), his well trained infantry of 47 men, 29 of whom were armed with the most for- midable of pit.chforks, and 7 knights who had copped their armor from other knights whom they had way- laid and laid away. After riding furi- ously for a half mile (time 4:30 3-5), they stopped at the outer gate. The chief flunky wheeled; the nine mules were wheeled; all delivered a blow at the same time, breaking in the old gate. Then ye gallant company charged. This light brigade stunt was nipped in the bud by the introduction of twenty-eight very much alive skunks, which the Doodlerwoozleites, encased in gas-proof helmets, let loose. With- out a word, but with many odors, the brave gallants retreated in the direc- tion of home and mamma. Just then Elfrieda appeared on the topmost tower (measuring 113.2917 feet above ground and used as the royal weather observatory) and cried to Golddustwins to rescue her, for her father had cast her out when he found the cause of all her raving. At first the rescuer wouldn ' t rescue, for he believed that his fair one had made a contract with a local movie studio and was acting in a feature film. Finally, however, he commanded his regiment of seven knights to advance double quick. At a fierce rate they galloped the hundred yards past those mean, unmannerly skunks in 27 flat (?), making a new state record. The noble Golddustwins then dis- mounted and climbed the beastly tower. It seems that he was a fly guy, and, being stuck on himself, he naturally stuck on the tower. Then at the rate of twenty-one feet per minute (a fish scaling record), our friend Golddustwins went to the res- cue of the sweet Elfrieda. When he got almost to the top, he saw, to his horror, that the brickwork had been done by non-union labor. Then, with a gasp, a groan, a gurgle and a grin, he dropped as quick as sin, and skinned out, cursing the old Brickbat for his injudicious use of non-union labor, and with a bump on his head. Old man Brickbat, who thought the charge was a troop of Ford milk wagons, and who ran to a dungeon to escape the noise of little Butterine who had just awoke, saw the attempt at a rescue. Deep down in his dun- geon he swore many marvelous, mighty oaths, both by mouth and on his fingers, for he was an expert in the deaf and dumb alphabet. He was such a genius that he cussed twenty minutes without repeating a word, and he cussed at his repetition until the pressure of the blue halo around him blew up the castle and Elfrieda, and put little Butterine to sleep. Poor Elfrieda was going up — up — Just then, A. D. 1916, Floriene woke up, with the crash of a collision be- tween a Ford and a " dinky, " in her ears. N. B. — Too much " When Knight- hood Was in Flower " for little Floriene. 12 THE BOOSTER SHAKESPEARE MOVIES II STUFF O ' DREAMS THIS year the whole world joined in the tercentenary celebration of the birth of William Shakespeare. In most of the festivities the old English green was given as the setting. This idea was carried out in " Stuff O ' Dreams, " the fan- tasy given by our own school. The stage represented the green of Stratford-on- Avon during a May day festival. The vil- lagers were simple peasant folk, all dressed for a holiday and merrily dancing in their glee. As their queen entered they all paid her homage, although she was only one of themselves, chosen as queen just for the day. But they were very glad to grant her every desire, and so they danced more for her, swinging their gar- lands in pretty accompaniment, until they stood back in fear at the sudden approach of three old witches. But instead of breaking off the joy of the fete, the old women caught the spirit of the occasion and granted the queen her one great wish — to see Will Shakespeare and his people before her on the green. Shakespeare himself appeared and led his famous folk across the green in some of their best-loved scenes. The scenes passed in quick succession, and the court jester entertained the villagers with his antics during the necessary intermissions. Once again the Merchant of Venice was defeated in his fiendish desires; Hermione was restored to the repentant king, and Titania, queen of the fairies, again charmed an audience. It is difficult to decide which were the most important parts, because each part would have been incomplete without the others. Those who had no speeches to make found that it was very difficult to act out their parts so that all would seem alive to the situation. It was necessary for the two hundred actors to practice daily in order to have their parts per- fected. But we feel that the time spent in preparation was time well spent. THE BOOSTER 13 GREEN STOCKINGS GREEN Stockings, a modern comedy in three acts, was given May 25 and 26 to packed houses by the June class. This play marked a departure from the past custom. Performances were given at night. The acting throughout the play was spontaneous, spirited, and unaffected. The characters seemed to fairly live their parts. One forgot that he was in a hot auditorium and imagined himself far away in an English country house. It is hard to say just who did the best work — it was all so perfect — but Helen Hilkene, who took the part of Celia Fara- day, the girl who grew tired of being called a hopeless old maid, was the most finished. From the moment she entered in her quaint costume, to her final exit, she held the audience entranced by her naive charm. Florence Guedel, as the quick-tempered, warm-hearted Aunt Ida, and Fred Keil- holtz, as Colonel Smith, who at first was invented and later turned out to be a real person, supported Celia remarkably well in the " big " scenes. Calvin Gerlach and Eugenia Clark, as Robert Tarver and Phyllis, the foolish lovers, more than acted their parts. Earl Heller, as William Faraday, the fashion- able, selfish father, impersonating the testy old Admiral Grice, Edward James, Donald Cayton, and Willis Overly, as Henry Steele, James Raleigh and Martin, the family servant, could hardly have been better. The other two feminine parts were well taken by Martha Ogle, as Evelyn, and Mae Githens, as Madge. Had it not been for other persons who helped, the play would not have been such a success. The class is indebted to the faculty and their assistants for the busi- SHAKESPEARE MOVIES |l 1 i i . jt.i 14 THE BOOSTER MASOMA CLUB ORGANIZED in January of nine- teen-thirteen, the Masoma Club of Manual still flourishes. Miss Emery, Mrs. Rehm and Miss Donnan were the first sponsors, but as Miss Donnan left school, she was succeeded by Miss Hyde. With the main thought the big sister movement, the purpose of the organization is to promote the welfare of the school by helping to make the girls happy, well-contented and more valuable. Only those girls who have completed English V, who have an average of B, who are recom- mended by two of the faculty, and who are in sympathy with the organi- zation, are eligible. With the interest of the freshmen girls at heart, each Masoma takes a number under charge and looks after them as a big sister would. The members also help the freshmen teachers as far as possible. One plan of the Masomas ' for getting the fresh- men acquainted with Manual, is to have freshmen parties each term. The meetings of the club are held on alternate Monday afternoons, where regular business affairs are attended to and then a social hour enjoyed. Each semester the club is entertained at the home of one of its members and an annual picnic in the spring closes the activities. FILLUP FRIBBLES. Yes, this has been one momentous year. With Shakespeare celebrations and athletics, the correspondents of the Star and Times are writing so much that they say that they will be able to buy Packard Twin Sixes soon. We suppose that Bob and Felix mean Packard size twelve shoes and not automobiles. You know we can ' t please every- body. THE BOOSTER 15 ROINES CLUB ROIMES CLUB DURING the past two terms, the Roines Club has been one of the most active senior organizations in the school. There are at present twenty-seven members of the club, none of whom has received less than a B in any of his studies during his sen- ior year. The purpose of the club is well expressed in its motto — " All together, all the time, for a greater M. T. H. S. " Every member in the club has the good of the school at heart, and it is thru such fellows as these that the club has been so successful in its work. Among the many things under- taken by the club was the paint- ing of fire exit signs in every room of the building. The club made the large Booster chart that stood in the main corridor at the beginning of this semester. The Roines boys mad« the new metal home lunch checks which were recently substituted for the old paper checks that were so easily lost. The members also ush- ered at the corner stone laying of the new library now under construction. MANUAL MAXIMS Let a sleeping senior lie. All that glitters is not class pins. Birds of a feather eat together. It is no sin to dodge the class treasurer. Misfortune is a good teacher, but she always gives you a D. Speed and cops and repose, Slammed the jail door on Doc Bray- ton ' s nose. Strike while the iron is hot, but don ' t pick it up. Seniors will remember their powers, for a little learning is a dangerous thing. The treasurer is a cloud. Every cloud has a silver lining. A cat may look at a king, but not a senior. Never venture, never flunk. A poor senior complains of his marks. Time is money, says the freshman as he speeds down the hall. Have you ever been cornered in the blind alleys on the second and third floors by a wild senior girl with a class book? 16 THE BOOSTER IVY DAT IN their Ivy Day exercises held on May 5, the June, ' 16, class departed from the usual custom by having a speaker. The address was given by William Watson Woollen, a man singularly qualified to talk on such an occasion. Mr. Woollen chose for his topic, " The Significance of Arbor Day. " He discussed at some length the planting of trees to honor persons and to commemorate events. W r hat a beautiful thing, he said, it would be if each of the June graduates would plant a tree to celebrate the occasion. There are several large gardens in which all of the trees are planted by famous persons. Part of Mr. Wool- len ' s talk was devoted to the correct and incorrect methods of planting trees and shrubbery. Plants should not be jammed into a small hole, but they should be put into a hole large enough to allow the roots to be spread out. In conclusion Mr. Wool- len made a plea for clean living and thinking, saying that although he was nearly 80 years of age, he had never been ill but once and that was re- cently. In his recent illness, he re- covered because of his strength de- rived from clean living. All of his knowledge of birds and plants was gained after he was fifty years of age, the speaker declared, so it is not too late for the members of the June class to start their study. Following the address Vera Flick and Mary Harter played a piano duet; and a quartet composed of Clay Gullion, Gordon Crose, Harry McCoy, and Stanley Ryker sang. Ruth Newby and Ruth Kugelman wrote the Ivy Day songs. ACKNOWLEDGMENT. The rather unusual photographs in this issue, with one or two exceptions, are by Chester Thompson. The bookplate on the back page was loaned to the " Booster " thru the courtesy of the Drama League, and is the work of George Mess. Item: Clayton Mogg has won the quotation contest (in quoting prices of cars). CLASS HISTORY If you ' ll send your minds a journeyin ' Back along our traveled path, And jest let them sorta wander Twixt the English an ' the math, An ' the parties an ' the meetin ' s An ' the dances, an ' the things That we all wish to remember, Why — your heart jest surely sings. You kin fairty believe your sittin ' Fer our first meet long ago; Can ' t you hear Miss Knox a sayin ' " Now folks, jest you take things slow. Jest go slow and choose a leader That kin do the work up fine. Choose a feller than kin manage, Choose a feller with a spine. " An ' then you will remember How when Manker wuz put in That he jest couldn ' t say a thing But only stand and grin. How he stood there kinda tremblin ' Timid like upon the floor Until he took the stiff ' nin ' Out o ' his pompadour. The Roines club party Wuz the next thing in the line. Those fellers fixed things dandy — It certainly wuz fine. Friend Monniger wuz dressed up With his shirt so full of starch That he had to watch the ceilin ' All thru the long grand march. An ' then jest send your mem ' ry To a night in o ' Room 10, When a mighty howl was started By all the Irish men. It was green each feller wanted An ' ' twas green they got at last — An ' may it dazzle classes ' eyes When we have gone and past. Then Ivy Day came wanderin ' Into our scheduled path, An ' some got out of English An ' some got out of math. We stood outside the buildin ' While Manker used the spade, And watched him plant the Ivy Within the hole he made. John Brayton has bought two pairs of shoes since he got pinched for speeding. ■ II » m ' " m INDIANA OONMEMORtftS TOE SHAKESPEARE TERCENTENARY 1916 1 WIUIAM SHAKESPEARE 1564-1616 M il .. I il i »■ I ■■ ' «Kwidii 3f «ne JUL ■ ' .-. In appreciation of her wonderful work in M. T. H. S. dramatics, the Booster respectfully dedicates this issue to Miss Lola I. Perkins THE BOOSTER Ivy Day The custom of ivy planting was ob- served by the January 1916 class on November 3. William Ebaugh, the president, planted the ivy on the north side of the building. The class then assembled on the front steps, where the ivy day picture was taken. To music played by Esther Fisher, the class, led by the officers and the standard bearer, Hazel Foster, marched into the auditorium. William Ebaugh, in presenting the ivy to the school, said: " The ivy is typical of the January 1916 Seniors. Its development and growth are em- blematic of our own growth. The ivy not only grows to the top of a wall, but also grows on, covering the wall with beauty and glory. So, the January 1916 class hopes its mission in the world will be to bring distinc- tion and honor to Manual Training High School. The creeping tendrils clinging to the walls will typify the clinging memories we have of our stay here; the older the ivy gets, the more tendrils appear; the longer we are away the more often will our minds revert to Manual, to these days of joy and happiness, to the tasks un- dertaken and the difficulties over- come. " Mr. Stuart accepted the ivy in the name of the school. At the close of the exercises, Henry Moesch led the class in school and class yells. Class Day The class day of the January, 1916 ' s, was celebrated with the usual foolish- ness and fun on January 21. The frivolty opened with the class singing the class song written to the tune of " My Moustache, " by Constance Gay- nor. Ruth Stinson then read the class history in which she said that the members of the Jan. 1916 class, were a party of young aspirants who had started out four years ago in search of knowledge and now, after four years of earnest plodding, had reached the glorious summit. Follow- ing this. Constance Gaynor gave the class poem. A trio, Henry Moesch, Joseph Rarkham and Charles Lay, delighted the audience with the " Sextet from Lucia. " Lucille Wakeland then dis- closed everyone ' s future by reading the class prophecy. In his class will, Russell Mathias disposed of things of no more use to the January ' 16 class. A Senior quartette, composed of Joseph Barkham, Rollo Bruce, Charles Lay and Henry Moesch, gave a se- lection. The audience joined the class in singing " On, Manual. " The exercises closed with yells by the class. The class party was held in the gymnasium that evening. Dancing and games were the principal features. — E. M. Manual ' s Flower, Pin, Color Stand- ardized. A committee appointed shortly after the organization of the January 1916 class, has done much to standardize school colors, pin and flowers for Manual Training High School. The purpose of the committee was to pre- sent to the school the official school colors, so that everyone might know them, likewise to present the official pin, and suggest school flowers. The committee first took . up the question of the school flowers by sending a petition to Mr. Stuart, sug- gesting that, if it met with his ap- proval and were acceptable to the faculty, the red and the white carna- tions be adopted as the official school flowers. These flowers were unani- mously voted to be accepted by the faculty, because they have been used on special occasions for twenty years, match the school colors, are procur- able at all times of the year, and do not wither easily. With the consent of Mr. Stuart, the committee then made an effort to pre- sent the school pin, flowers and colors to the student body. The result was the decoration of the trophy case in the library. Mr. Dyer, an alumnus, kindly donated two pins for this pur- pose. With the help of one of the art teachers, the committee draped the white and cardinal ribbons, and placed in the case the two pins and some red and white carnations. | — Beatriz Miles. ATHLETIC " •iliDRED ' HEiff lAGAZPiE XIZABETH -.MOORE- •ACADEMIC ATLEF, - •EDITOR I ' NTZ ' KOdILET - C ' .HAITI ELD AS5T - EDITOR - OSFEt. EOTDRIAL ART- PAUL- 15KE ' SCIENCE " V •EVAN-PUW1K THE BOOSTER The Class Play. " Best play ever, " was the opinion of those who saw Marguerite Mering- ton ' s dramatization of " Snow White, " presented by the January 1916 class, December 9 and 10. The Queen, Emma Leiss, with her changeable moods, played her part excellently. Eulan Tolin made an ideal Snow White. Her beauty and loving disposition won her not only the wrath of the Queen, her step- mother, but the love of the great Prince of Goldland, Charles Rohr- man. He was an ardent lover of Snow White from the time he saw her first when he came to the court as a pilgrim. In Russell Mathias, the Prince had a sleepy, lazy and devoted old tutor. A dignified, wise old man was the Lord Chancellor, Walker Bray. A lady of equal dignity and pride was Constance Gaynor as the Countess. Charles Lay, as Berthold, acted well the part of hunstman, when, saying " whick whack, snicker snack, " he whetted his knife on his boot top. The pages, Louise Stewart, Nina Dill- man, Lena Wickers, Grace Shock, Dorothy Kneale and Emily Rosner made nice little boys with their bobbed hair and white and red page suits. The Knights, Robert Hatfield and Joseph Barkham, were able cham- pions of the Queen. A pleasing ap- pearance was made by the Lords, Ernest Brunoehler, Milburn Fields, Ferdinand Stratton and Ralph Smith, and the ladies, Ruth Stinson, Ger- trude Lieske, Pearl Neal, Hazel Fos- ter, Marie Monter, Alma Kottlowski and Daisy White, in their gorgeous court costumes. The soldiers of the Prince, Fred Asperger, Paul Miller, William Ebaugh and Vernon Scott, and the Heralds, Harold Brady and Euengc Hopper, performed their duties very well. Norma Thorns took the part of the Voice of the Queen ' s magic mirror. Much of the wonder- ful effect of the mirror was due to her excellent, clear, sweet voice. Under the leadership of Blick, Icis Evans, the dwarfs, Pick, Adeline Fishman; Knick, Hilda Kohl; Strick, Dorothy Meek; Rick, Lucille Wake- land; Dick, Grace Shock; and Shick, Nina Dillman, were above criticism. Shick, the youngest, was a sympa- Caution ! Sh-h-h-h! Careful! Any one caught laughing or causing any undue dis- turbance while reading this Booster will be dealt with severely. The Booster editors arc on the page pre- ceding this. They arc tired. They need quiet and rest. Sh-h-h. thetic, lovable little fellow. They de- serve much praise for acting so natur- ally such difficult parts in the sorrow- ful scenes. The Manual Orchestra and the busi- ness staff of the play added much to its success. The stage managers were Paul Miller and Vernon Scott, and their assistants were Paul Swaisgood, Milburn Fields, Fred Asperger, Ray- mond Doud, Ralph Smith, Samuel McCann, Russell Etter and Frank Manker. The property committee was composed of Ferdinand Stratton, (chairman), Barbara Smith and Lil- lian Jones. The costume committee was composed of Esther Heuss (chairman), Julia Weghorst. Gladys Murphy, Irene Blythe, Ursula Hirsch- man, Edna Claffey, Frieda Wingen- roth, Helen Trost, Lillian Nacken- horst and Esther Fisher. The busi- ness manager was Otto Schoellkopf. Senior Honor Roll The following are the members of the January ' 16 class who have been on the Honor Roll at the close of any semester: Six Semesters Grace Shock. Five Semesters Edna Claffey, Hilda Kohl, Beatriz Miles, Elizabeth Moore, Samuel Mc- Cann, Lillian Nackenhorst. Three Semesters Mary Calderwood, Milburn Fields, Alma Kottlowski, Helen Tros ' :. Two Semesters Ernest Brunoehler, Blanche Lank- ford, Pearl Neal, Hazel Ruske, Julia Weghorst, Dorothy Moore. One Semester Anna Cochrane, Icis Evans, Gladys Murphy, Joseph Barkham, Walter Myers, Matilda Peppier, Herbert Brown, Norma Thorns. THE BOOSTER Our Athletics. (By Merle J. Abbett.) During- the last four months about one hundred fifty boys have been tak- ing part in basket ball and the only regrettable fact of this, is that there were no more taking part. In summing up the things accom- plished that are really worth while in the sport, we find a number of com- mendable facts. It has not been so much a matter of which team won that was of utmost importance to us. but the fact that the above mentioned boys were benefited directly by the practice. They are stronger in body, quicker in thinking and acting, and have a greater capacity for team work, and a better knowledge of the same. All boys who have engaged in the sport have attained the average re- quired by the school to engage in ath- letics. They have shown that they are in- terested in the athletics of the school, that they are trying to do something for their school as well as themselves. They have not had anything held up to them, of a material nature, to serve as an incentive to their play. Their activit} has been one with no selfish interest and it has resulted in very great benefit to the boys themselves, and they have in a large measure got- ten out of their play what they have put into it. They have aided very materially in contributing an added interest in the school by making the sport amusing and pleasing to other members of the school. They have aided very largely in furnishing members who will make up the squad that will represent the school in the sectional tournament in March. They have been manly in their be- havior, interested in their endeavor, active in their play, strict in their training, wholesome in their spirit, and loyal to their fellows and school. May the boys who have engaged this year have more prosperous years, with more enjoyment, more profit to reflect upon and reap a harvest from after they leave school. Basketball Manual has had a very successful basketball season this year. The principal reason for this is the coming of Mr. Abbett. He has gotten the whole school interested in the game. Almost all the boys who have partici- pated in basketball this year say that they have received a square deal. Our prospects for a state team are very bright. The team will be ex- perienced, as nearly all of the mem- bers of it were on the state squad last year. However, with plenty of prac- tice, the new men will be in just as good condition as the old members. The substitutes have not yet been de- cided upon, but there are several men who are able to take care of those po- sitions. This year ' s team appears to be much faster than that of last year, and as last year ' s team won the sec- tional tournament, a repetition of this should occur again. Prospects arc that our men may go even farther. — Robert A. Conner. Girl ' s Athletics The athletic spirit was renewed with unusual vigor this year, espe- cially in the girls ' tennis and basket- ball tournaments. The spirit of play, as expressed by Mr. Abbett, has been more prominent this year than ever before. The number of participants has greatly increased, due partly to the well organized athletic associa- ciation which includes both girls and boys, and partly to the efforts of the girls themselves to make this a suc- cessful athletic year. Norma Thorns won the fall and spring tennis tournaments and we, as January ' 16 seniors, are very proud of our double champion. There are several prominent Janu- ary seniors in the basketball tourna- ment this year, among whom are Ruth Lieber, captain of the green THE BOOSTER team which won the ' 14 tournament; Norma Thorns and Julia Weghorst, who helped the Crimsons win last year ' s games. They also played in the monogram series, putting up a good fight for the first monograms awarded the girls of M. T. H. S. — lulia A. Weghorst. Our Standards Raised. The close of this term finds Manual Training High School supplied with clean, clear-cut, and honest athletics. A great change has taken place and people are noticing and compliment- ing the high standard on which Man- ual ' s athletics have been placed. Many outsiders may not know it, but the students of Manual realize that this sudden change for the better has resulted from the efforts of Merle J. Abbett, the present coach. When Mr. Abbett was appointed coach last fall, our athletics were undergoing a gen- eral slump. He undertook the work of building up an entire new athletic force under a clean policy and strict training rules. Provisions were made for an athletic training table in the lunch room where only such food is served as fulfils the training rules. Mr. Abbett has built up a squad of basket- ball players from which it is going to be a great task to pick a state team. This last fact makes Manual feel that it will certainly put out a winning- state team. The papers of Franklin, Indiana, confirm this feeling by pre- dicting a victory for our team in the next state meet. — Paul Church. The New School Banner The January ' 16 class has presented to the school a new M. T. H. S. ban- ner. It was made in the form of a pennant, the size being six by fifteen feet. The class noted the need of a school banner at the last Track Meet. At this time. Manual had nothing to dis- tinguish her except the innumerable shades of red worn by the students. The class, therefore, made this banner, which they hope will be carefully pre- served by all Manualites. — Frieda Wingenroth. " Some Seniors " Trounce Faculty Team The Senior-Faculty basketball game is a contest which will long be remembered as being the big circus event of the semester. The " gym " was packed until there was hardly breathing space. The Seniors simply just coundn ' t miss going, and the Freshmen attended because they wanted to see how the Faculty ap- peared doing the fox-trot around the floor in tights. Mr. Abbett and Mr. Koontz were the stars for the Faculty. The former scored ten of his team ' s twelve points and the latter covered the floor well — by actual count falling exactly 453 times. The Faculty, how- ever, did not have a monopoly on the basketball talent. On the " Some Senior " team, Miller caged six field goals, and " Swede " Iverson lifted in three. The success of the Seniors was due, no doubt, to their coach, Heinie Moesch. Although he ad- mitted that he couldn ' t distinguish a field goal from a foul, his whispered conferences with his team seemed to frighten the Faculty and to inspire the Seniors. — Paul Church. Fouls Fa nHir Field Foul Com- r acuity Goals Goals mitted Koontz F 4 Anderson F 1 Edwards C Abbett G 1 8 1 Ammermon G Senior — Miller F 6 Iverson F 3 1 Masters C 1 3 Ebaugh G 4 Conner G 2 The members of the January class have discovered that not only does Robert Hatfield look like an Indian, but that when he is on the trail of Senior Booster material he has the hunting instincts of one. — K. M. Why did they put Lucile Wakeland on the joke committee of the Senior Booster? Because jokes are always short. THE BOOSTER Class Officers Jan. 1916 , WILLIAM EBAUGH PRESIDENT MISS MARGARET BURNSIPL SPONSOR NORNA THOMS SECRETARY LOUISL STEWART VICE PRESIDENT OTTO 5CHOELLK0PF TREASURER THE AIM OF THE JANUARY CLASS. By William Ebaugh, President. The spirit of the January ' 16 class has been one of its most noticeable and useful assets. This spirit is best shown in the numerous organizations and activities of the school. Each organization and activity has its quota of January ' 16 Seniors. Although we may not always be in positions of great influence and power, we give the best we have and, realizing our own limitations, take our orders from the other fellow. Our aim has always been to serve Manual Training High School in every way possible. In our intimate relations with the various organizations and activities of the school, our senior class has de- veloped what is now its main charac- teristic — originality. Ours is the first January class to have an official sen- ior issue of the Booster. The January Senior-Faculty basketball game origi- nated with us. So it is with almost all that we have attempted. The adoption of an official school flower, the placing of the official school color and official school pin in the trophy case in the library has been done in order that the school may see the tro- phies beside the insignia of Manual Training High School and so develop and bring to the fore the spirit of loyalty and devotion to this school. All this has been done through a love for Manual. Our work in Manual will in a short time be done, but our work for Manual will never be done. We can best show our appreciation for her by toil in the bustling world. We ' hope that the little wc have accomplished will inspire in some measure the on-com- ing-classes to a higher loyalty and ap- preciation of Manual Training High School. THE BOOSTER The B° oster published weekly by The Pupils of Manual Training High School Entered as second-class matter March 30, 1912, at Indianapolis, Indiana, under act of March 3, 1879. INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA ( 10 Cents per Copy PRICE 25 Cents per Volume ( 40 Cents for 2 Volumes Vol. XIV JANUARY 25, 1916 Nos. 6 and 7 EDITORIAL BOARD Atlee P. Slentz Editor-in-Chief Robert C. Hatfield Asst. Editor-in Chief Mildred R. Hein Magazine Editor Irma Gulley, Gladys Benson, Assts. Elizabeth Moore Academic Editor Helen Sommers, Assistant Ramon Browder Athletic Editor Kearsley McComb, Ruth Harbison, Assts. Evans Plummer Science Editor Ernest Brunoehler, Assistant Paul Iske Art Editor Harold Stewart, Assistant STAFF Wilbur Appel, Laurence Brink, Eugene Ehrgott, Fugenia Clark. Julius Frick, Cyrus Clark. Mildred Clark, Louis Ewbank, Crystal Hanker, Alma Kott- lowski. Edna Dobbs, Louis Koss, Raymond Free- man, Norma Merrill, Earl Robison, Ruth Sanders, Helen Smith, Miriam Solar, Francis Duncan, Ken- neth Magers. Ross Mullin, Gladys Stevens, Burnett Willis, Eva Mills, Constance Gaynor. Edward Wagoner Business Manager Ruth Stinson, Marie Roesener. Eleanor Pollock Mary Jeters, Helen Hilkene Assistants Robert G. Barnhill Student Advisor FACULTY ADVISORS Miss Eleanor P. Wheeler, E.H.Ktmper McComb, K. Von Ammerman. OFFICES :: :: ROOM 26 EDITOR ' S PAGE This Issue and Its Relation to You. This issue of the Booster is the " parting shot, " as it were, of the Jan- nary ' 16 class at those of the students whose graduation day is yet to come. The class has endeavored to make this an issue of value to the under- classmen as well as to themselves. It is meant to instill the true Man- ual Training High School spirit into those yet in school, as a guide to the school ' s organization; as a record of their activities; and as an explanation of the spirit which prompted their formations. It is intended to serve as a history of the class, to tell what, it has done, what place the school holds in the seniors ' hearts, what the school has done for them and why they love it. The class has also managed to make this issue one of special value to themselves. It has been said that high school years are the four happiest years of one ' s life. One seldom realizes this until graduation. Granting that this is true, however, the natural tendency would be to secure some reminder of those four years. As a memento of this sort what is better than a special issue of the school paper which has been your comrade during your high school life — an issue gotten out in your honor, an issue full of the life of your class, an issue telling of the or- ganizations you have known and par- ticipated in — an issue you have helped publish? — S. L To the Underclassmen. It happens very often in this life that we can easily profit by the mis- takes of others or by their sugges- tions. It was with this thought in mind that the Booster obtained letters and interviews from several seniors in reply to this question, " If you were to have the chance of taking your high school training over, what things would you do differently? " The Booster publishes the gist o f a few of the replies. From a senior girl: " I should not try to get out of taking gymnasium, for I now realize that those seniors who advised me not to take ' gym, ' ad- vised me wrongly. I missed not only a good time, but the many benefits ac- quired by taking physical training. " From a senior boy: " I should try to take a greater part in school activities. I might take part in athletics; I might join the Forum, the L. L. L. club, or the Booster staff. " From other seniors: " I should make an attempt to be more friendly with my schoolmates, for they arc the ones with whom I must associate in the future. " Underclassmen, what do you think of these decisions? Don ' t you believe that you could profit by them? Try to do so. It will pay you handsomely. 10 THE BOOSTER Extracts from the Class Prophecy By Lucile Wakeland Here it is, 1921, five years gone by; and I am nothing but a crystal gazer. Crystal gazing is not so popular as it once was, but it is still interesting. I can look back and see the old class of January sixteen, the most promi- nent, the less prominent, and those we never heard from at all. How very naturally I see Miss Burnside, our class sponsor, look- ing over mottoes for another Janu- ary class; and she is r eading over our old motto, " High Aims Form High Characters. " I wonder what has hap- pened to all my old classmates, and what they are doing now. In my crystal I see Paul Swaisgood, a noted electrician, who promises to rival the world-famous Marconi. How strange is this to see! Iris Tripeer running a dancing school for crippled soldiers in England! That is good practice for both parties. And why does the Kaiser come into my picture and who is he talking to? Well! Well! If it isn ' t our old friend, Hienie Moesch. The Kaiser prob- ably heard of Hienie ' s famous yell, Vas is Das! and asked him to coach his army so that they might show more enthusiasm. What a quick change! Back in a small New York town. Who is draw- ing such a crowd? Some street stump orator who looks natural. How strangely he walks away! I didn ' t recognize him until he limped away and found it was no other than Rollo Bruce. He still has his favorite limp as a stall, and he surely ought to make good with that. Oh! I see Louise, our vice-presi- dent, happily married. Surely not to Joe Barkham, our bright and shining light? But maybe. Joe always was devoted to Louise in Training school. Strange things have happened to the old members. Here is Paul Church living a retired life off the royalties he received from a collar he designed. The collar is tall enough so that he can give, when wearing it. the whole world the impression of never seeing anyone. But I am traveling west again far enough to find Nina Dillman, now Mrs. Brady, living in Davenport, la. Well, the whole school knew her sole ambition was to live in Davenport. And see! right in the heart of Glen- vi lle is a store. " Guarantee Fat Co. " Mildred Riedl, Ruth Stinson and Alma Kottlowski, proprietors. And in order to make more money they hired Elizabeth Moore as advertising- agent. " Strictly one night stand shows. " W r hat a queer sign and in Hickville, Hickville opera house; Paul Miller sole owner, advertising manager, ticket seller, usher, stage hand and janitor. That is surely what he should have followed after his won- derful ability at shifting scenery in the class play. The lately crowned King of the Banana Industry, is Bill Ebaugh. Some one of that profession must have seen Bill in his attractive sol- dier suit in the class play. However, a truly well established member whom I see, is Samuel Mc- Cain, who in his early days at Manual established a record for cloud moving. As the United States needed just such an experienced man, he got a life job pushing stars around looking for daylight. Now wouldn ' t it be great fun to go back these five years and live our Senior year over, and once more at- tend class meetings? But remember- ing all and seeing all the old familiar faces in my crystal makes me forget my years and remember that wonder- ful class of January Sixteen. BOOSTER HONOR ROLL. The following is the Booster Honor Roll, whose members are the ten per- sons having written the most for the paper. The editor and the assistant editor were excluded from this con- test. The first prize was a year ' s sub- scription to the Booster, and the sec- ond prize, a term ' s subscription: Paul Iske, Elizabeth Moore, Mildred Hciss, Gladys Benson. Ernest Bru- noehler, Cyrus Clark, Evans Plummer, Ruth Jasper, Norma Merrill, Alma J Kottlowski. • ' THE BOOSTER Organizations The Masoma Club By Beatriz Miles, President Photography Club (By Helen Smith, President) The Masoma Club is just complet- ing- the fourth term of its existence, and was never more alive. Its offi- cers at present are: Beatriz Miles, president; Freda Wingenroth, vice- president; Emma Leiss, secretary- treasurer. Under their leadership, and under the supervision of the Faculty sponsors, Mrs. Rehm, Miss Emery and Miss Hyde, the organiza- tion is working enthusiastically to carry out its aim of making the girls of Manual happier, better students, and more valuable members of the student body. There are many reasons why the Masomas feel encouraged in their work. The girls of the school arc coming to count it an honor and a privilege to belong to the organiza- tion — something to aspire to and work toward — an opportunity to serve their school and pass on to others the good they have received. The teachers are coming into a more sympathetic attitude toward the organization, and, as they become better acquainted with its aims and spirit, arc more ready with helpful suggestions and less prone to criti- cism. While they easily see that the Masomas are very human and not a group of angels, they appreciate the fact that these are young girls who honestly want to do something for the good of themselves and school. But the greatest reason for encour- agement is the appreciation which the younger girls feel and express for the friendly, helpful interest of the Ma- somas. The spirit of fellowship which has grown up between the younger girls and their " big sisters, " is something intangible, but none the less potent in the school life and spirit. If the Masoma ideal of help- fulness could only be as effectively active as the grip germ, it would not be long before Manual would be com- pletely infected with this spirit of kindness and service. Manual ' s first photography club was organized at the beginning of this semester. There were three pur- poses in its formation: first, that the members might trace the art of pho- tography; second, that they might learn to appreciate good pictures, and third, that each person joining, might be able to take and develop good pictures. Twenty-two pupils joined and attended the meetings which have been held the first Tuesday of every month. The members were Lois Deck, Icis Evans, Helene Fahrbach, Ernest Hilkenbach, Ida Koor, Ken- neth Mathers, Lorina Miller, Ruth Newby, Aaron Potter, Hazel Reiden- bach, Hester Reidenbach, Marie Roes- ner, Ruth Sanders, Grace Shock, Helen Smith, Helen Sommers, Bonnie Stevens, Harold Stewart, Norris Wagaman, Mary Wehner, Elsie Woerner and Gladys Youn ?. The L. L. L. Club During the last semester, the L. L. L. Club has studied the short-story. At first, each member learned what points a story must have to be good, and later each told in his own words a fable taken from such a book as " Aesop ' s Fables. " Original fables were next written. Shortly before Christmas, the members wrote orig- inal Christmas stories, and Miss Foy read several others. Good short stories were discussed, and for the last meetings, the members decided that one person should tell a good short story of his own choice and that one story, from a collection of famous short stories, should be read. In all, the members of the L. L. L. Club have learned to know and appreciate good short storie s and have devel- oped the power of telling them before an audience. —Helen Smith. THE BOOSTER 13 THE ROINES CLUB (By Werner H. Monninger.) The Roines Club of this year, which is the third club of its kind organized at Manual, has continued the work of previous clubs in the activities which are inspired by their motto: " All to- gether, all the time, for a greater M. T. H. S. " The twenty-one members of this club have satisfactory office records, and have maintained an aver- age of at least a B in all of their studies throughout their junior and senior years. The big feature of the Roines ac- tivities this term was the Roines party given in honor of the new teachers at Manual, and for the pur- pose of bringing about the acquaint- ance and friendly relations of the new teachers with the faculty and the sen- iors. During the teachers ' convention, held in this city last October, the Roines boys gave their services as ushers. Some of the other things un- dertaken by the club were to dis- courage disloyalty manifested through the actions of some thoughtless fresh- men, and to promote friendliness, mutual appreciation, and co-operation among the students. We believe in Manual; we appreciate Manual; and Manual is our pride. The Forum The Forum began its weekly meet- ings this semester under the leader- ship of its new president, Bernice Clary. There were some very heated de- bates in the first two months and the members were all doing good work. They finally seemed to lose interest, however, and it was decided that the Forum needed a new constitution. In the new constitution the Forum was changed from a mock senate to a de- bating society. In the meantime new officers had been elected: George Henry, presi- dent, and Bernice Clary, vice-presi- dent. During the process of making new by-laws, Henry, not liking some of the things that were being put in them, resigned, and Bernice Clary was again put in the chair. The new constitution did not seem to have the desired effect, however, and the en- thusiasm of the members did not grow as it should have. Noting this fact, the debaters decided that they needed a rest and at the last meeting the Forum was adjourned until next semester. — Frederick Steele. 1 4 THE BOOSTER Extracts from the Class Will Knowing that we are about to de- part this life, we, the Senior Class of Manual Training High School, in the Twelfth Ward of the Second Precinct of Indianapolis, in Center Township, located in Marion County, in the State of Indiana, situated in the United States, in North America, on the Western Hemisphere, make this last will and testament while in pos- session of sound mind and memory, this twenty-first day of January, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixteen. We give, devise and bequeath unto our executors hereinafter named, all our estates and effects as hereinafter named, to be, as soon as convenient after our departure, distributed among our teachers, successors and friends. We nominate and appoint Mr. Stewart, Miss Burnside and Mr. Rail to be the executors of this our last and final will and testament. Revoking all former wills made by us at any time whatsoever, we do sol- emnly give, will and bequeath: FIRST: Our dear class sponsor to the school with the hope that its members will cherish, honor and es- teem her, e ' en as we have done. SECONDLY: To prevent further catastrophes in the south tower, $1,000 to the school to provide traffic signals for said location, said signals to be operated by some stalwart teacher, preferably Mr. Moore. THIRDLY: $25 to Miss Zobel, with which to provide the lunch room with an ample supply of cast iron salt shakers. FOURTHLY: In appreciation of the services rendered us by Frank Manker at the time of the class play, to him the right to use the south basement after 1:30 as a studio where he may encourage and develop his artistic ability by decorating the whitewashed walls. FIFTHLY: Ferdinand Stratton ' s automobile to the class studying auto- mobile structure, with the hope that it will show to the future chauffeurs what really wonderful things can be done with a few feet of iron wire, a can of red paint, and a great deal of ingenuity. SIXTHLY: Snow White ' s " Single Gold Piece " to the June class. " Accept it from those as poor as yourselves, to help you on your way. " SEVENTHLY: Rollo Bruce ' s Grand Opera voice to Clay Gullion, with instructions to use it with cau- tion and somewhere besides in the session room. EIGHTHLY: To the June Class, all the pencil stubs and scratch paper used by Joe Barkham in composing some of his noted poems and songs, some of which have startled vast audiences. NINTHLY: With the greatest sor- row and distress, to some large- hearted, child-loving member of the next class, Charles Lay ' s " Nine Little Ones, " " five lusty lads and four prom- ising maids. " TENTHLY: To the following class, we bequeath the Queen ' s Won- derful Magic Mirror. We are posi- tive that only by the aid of the occult powers of this mirror, will it be possi- ble to discover any beauty in your class. ELEVENTHLY: Charles Rohr- man ' s pompadour we will to the jani- tors to be used in making mops, brooms, dusters, and other miscellane- ous articles. TWELFTHLY: To some aspiring politician we bequeath the book, " How to Become a Successful Poli- tician, " written by Bernice Clary, but beware! Let the hand of no unscrupu- lous person fall upon this priceless volume. We hereby state, declare, and sol- emnly swear that each and every one of the articles named in this will is absolutely free from mortgages, debts and income taxes. We, the aforesaid Senior Class of 1916, to this, which we do declare to be our last will and testament, set our hands and seal. Tan. Senior Class of 1916. (Seal) Russell Mathias, Attorney. Barbara Smith, speaking of the sen- ior class play banquet: " And, oh yes, Mr. Stuart was postmaster. " f THE BOOSTER 15 NARY A GIRL (By a Senior Boy) These senior girls are numerous as the sands upon the shore, They ' re different natured, different lookin ' , and soundin ' too, what ' s more Now I ' m a sort o ' bashful guy — least folks all tell me so, And tease ' cause I ain ' t got a girl, and say I ' m awful slow ; But say, it ' s awful hard to pick among these senior girls, They fly around and chatter till my head just spins and whirls. You can ' t give me the boy-struck kind who for a boy would fly, ' Cause sure as I liked her real well, she ' d like another guy. Then there ' s the one so bashful that she don ' t know what to do, I guess we ' d never " gee " ' cause folks say I am bashful too. There ain ' t none left to pick from, but homely ones and fat ; As I ' m no homely guy myself I surely won ' t take that. Just girls and girls, but none fer me to pull their pretty curls ; Aw, shucks, why should I worrv then? but I wish had a girl. — R. A. J. Facts Concerning the Alumni Association. The Alumni Association of Manual Training High School is composed of the graduates of the school. Any graduate of Manual is eligible to membership in the association upon the payment of the yearly dues of fifty cents. Said dues should be in the hands of the organization on or before the date of the annual reunion — held on Friday of the last week of school in the spring semester. In the event of a change of address, it is the desire of Mr. Domroese, who succeeds Miss Helming as secretary of the Alumni, that members inform him of their new location. For the first two years of their membership, the names of all the members of the association are kept upon the mailing list. After that time each member who desires to keep in touch with the activities of the school, is requested to fill in a card which will serve to keep him on the mailing list. The purposes of this auxiliary of the school are not of a social nature only. Its main purpose for existing is to support any movement which stands for the good of the school. Now that you have learned what the Alumni Association is, what it stands for, and what its policies are, we wish to call to your attention the many benefits which may be derived from relationship with this organization. By attending its annual gatherings, pleasant memories of the past are kept alive, public opinion is aided in further- ing educational work, and a favorable incentive to underclassmen to remain in high school and complete their aca- demic education is established. The reunions offer an opportunity of be- coming acquainted with Manual ' s most representative people, many of whom are now occupying successful and prominent positions in their chosen life work. We find that some are doctors, some are merchants, some are teachers, some are heads of large newspapers, some are architects, and so on indefinitely. As a splendid ex- ample of a few of Manual ' s represen- tatives who come to the reunions of their Alma Mater from points scat- tered over all the world, attention might be called to the president of the United Press Association, Mr. Roy Howard. Mr. Howard, who was the first editor of the Mirror, Manual ' s first school paper, spoke at Manual on December 3. At these get-to-gether times, not only are new friends made, but old classmates — Joe, Bill and Marie — are again met. Their trials and successes are learned and a spirit of general good-fellowship prevails. And best of all, Manualites again come in contact with the moulders of their career — the principal, Mr. Stuart, and the teachers of M. T. H. S. —Robert C. Hatfield. 16 THE BOOSTER JEALOUSY We won ' t admit that seniors have a single thing on us, We won ' t admit that there is even one thing to discuss, We won ' t go one step from our path to make a foolish fuss, We won ' t concede a point to them, but silently we cuss. Their heroes and their heroines disdainfully we pass And make unpretty faces at the officers of the class ; We turn our heads the other way when seniors stand en masse, And try to flirt with Snow-White, for she ' s a dainty lass. We give them tiny pieces of candy when we serve; We call most all the fellows as crooked as a curve ; To seniors of the Forum — " You ' ve surely got your nerve, " But from our sedate purpose not one of us will swerve. But deep down in our heart of hearts, we truthfully do know, That each and every one of us is lying still and low ; ' Till that far off, sweet, blissful time when we ' ll be seniors, so That our intelligence and power to others we may show. — Gladys Benson. PUNS SPUN FOR FUN. ' Tis said that Russell Mathias took on a new Leiss of life when he met Emma. Even though she may be the be- trothed of the Prince, we hear no wedding bells for Eulan Tolin ' . If in the second act we could have heard Walker Bray, would that have made an ass out of him? If singing a lay were laying could Charley Lay? Were only Dorothy Meek, whom could Grace Shock? Many play the guitar but few are musicians. Heinie seems to think he is yell leading when he leads a quartet. Philosophic Freshman: " Yes, you can always tell a Senior — but you can ' t tell him much. " We are not saying much about the Faculty basketball team. You see we might get one of them in class next semester. — K. M. One of the members of the cast of the January play who reads fairy tales a great deal, wants to know why Snow White blushed Rose Red when the Prince kissed her. — K. M. Ouch! ! ! ! The Booster believes in giving full and unlimited recognition to each and every person who has in any way made possible contributions for this issue. In view of this fact, we, the mana- gers of the Booster, wish to thank a few noble seniors for unconsciously furnishing us with the characteristics herein exposed, hence making possi- ble this article and giving our readers a little tip concerning a few modest (?) Jan. ' 16 seniors. Charles Lay was heard to declare, " I don ' t care what they say about me in that senior issue of the Booster, just so they don ' t bawl me out about my forefathers and nine little ones. " Ralph Valodin: " Eugene Hopper, if you hand in anything about me and my math, I ' ll " Emily Rosner: " Just so you don ' t say anything about Emil and myself. " Nina Dillman: " I don ' t care what they say, just so they don ' t put Art and me togeher. But I know we ' ll get it. " Eulan Tolin: " It ' s all right. I don ' t care what they say, but I don ' t want Charles to be put with me. I ' ll simply blush every time I see him, if they do. " Query: What do these shy, re- served seniors mean by such exclama- tions? They don ' t want their name in the Booster — Oh no, surely not. t " High Aims Form High Character

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