Ensley High School - Jacket Yearbook (Birmingham, AL)
- Class of 1918
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THE E LEAM
The Student Body
Ensley High School
M A Y
NINE EEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN
Go "Our Boys in Service"
who are giving their "all"
We dedicate this vol-
ume of THE GLEAM
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'A STUDENTS IN FRANCE
Sergeant Willie Duff Sergeant Griffith Shelton
Corporal Garland Wilson Sergeant john Hutto
Private james Galusha Corporal George Mathiew
Sergeant Walker K. Chiles Private Philip Lacy
Captain L. F. Banks Private C. S. Vanderhoof
Captain H. B. Craig Private G. B. Brown
Private Jack Orr Private R. E. Peters
Private J. R. Lester
First Lieutenant J. Terrell Brazelton Private Ernest Williams
First Lieutenant Gordon Palmer Private Robert Gray
Second Lieutenant Aubrie B. Wells Private Elmer Ponder A
Second Lieutenant Stewart Gandey Private Paul Scott
Second Sergeant Walter Buck Sergeant Neil Gay
First Sergeant Irving Cain Private Hershal Walker
First Sergeant William Wilcox Private Gordon C. johnson
Corporal Ben Moxeley Private Ernest Hice
Corporal J. C. Thomas Private Young Johnston
Corporal Ernest Propst Private Franklin Medlock
Corporal H. C. Leigh Private George DeFreese
Corporal Clyde Barton Private T. C. Lenderman
Corporal Fred Routledge Private Robert Brown
Corporal Abe Newman Private Davis Gingery
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Edward Routledge Senior Lieutenant Ralph McDowell
Paul Culpepper Leslie Walker
Owen Taylor Edward Lewis
Will Mallock Barney Wade
William Perkins john Mandy
Wayne Vlfaggoner Leo Smithson
Brice Rottenbury Rush Hickman
Clarence Day Charles Montgomery
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The Gleam Staff'
KATE NELSON TURNIPSEED GLADYS FALKNER
MARY FURMAN, FANNY NEWMAN
- ' Athlotics
SIDNEY SUTHERLAND FRANK TRONCALE
LOUIS SIMS JOHN HASSLER
ELLEN DUPUY ETIIEL VVOODS
PROFESSOR E. E. SMITH
MISS V. Y. WHITE MISS C. NEAL
MISS R. RENKEN D. T. SIMPSON
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Table of Contents
Honor Roll .
The Gleam Staff
The Faculty .
Editorials . .
Seniors . . .
President's Address ....
Senior Class Prophecy ....
Looking Forward CSenior Class Orationj
Senior Class Statistics ........
Senior Class Poem .........
Belgium-The Sacrifice for Democracy CSenior Class Prophecyj
Class Day Program .
The Girl Graduate .
When My School Days Are Thru .
The Seventh Semester . .
What's the Use .
Freshmen . . .
Cartoons . . .
Just a Maiden's Fancy .......
Everything That Falls on This Side of the Fence is Mine
Tinunie's Wireless ........
History of the Allied Flags .....
Short Poems . . .
Our Cadets . . .
Vocational Training Class
Musical Organizations .
Fire Department .
Athletics . . .
Jokes . .
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lg Ci'-ace Mama 7"""'I"Ej- IAOBFZJQ
Every loyal American today is seeking to End his or her place in the line to
uphold the principles and ideals of the American Government. All must take a
part in bringing to the world lasting peace, freedom and safety.
To boys and girls of high school age a great opportunity has been given to
play a vital part in this great struggle for the rights of mankind. lt is entirely
fitting that this should have a part-a very important part'-in the school life of
today. In our own school we have kept foremost in our minds and hearts the
needs of our country, and have responded gladly and heartily to every call.
A greater opportunity for service. however, will soon be given us. Yacation
time is almost at hand. Thousands of men from every field of labor have been
called into service, and thousands more will he called in the near future. There
will necessarily be a serious shortage of labor. In many sections of our country
this shortage is already being felt. XVe must not idle away this summer. XYC
can do much toward filling the places left vacant by the men who have gone.
Many forms of work are open to boys, work in offices, in chemical labora-
tories, and in stores and shops of various kinds. For girl workers the field is
by no means limitedt The Government offers many positions, and office work is
open to them. One of the most healthful and pleasant forms of work which we
can all do is gardening and farming. XYe must win this war for which our men
are fighting and dying, and it is essential that we produce an abundance of food
and raw material of every kind.
It is an urgent call-a duty and privilege which must not be allowed to go
unheeded. It is a part of this paramount task we are facing-the task of winning
the war. Let us say with President Wilson: "To such a task we will dedicate
our lives and our fortunes, everything that we are and everything that we have,
with the pride of those who know that the day has come when America is priv-
ileged to spend her blood and her might for the principles which gave her birth
and happiness, and the peace which she has treasuredf,
A Challenge '
There is a great challenge brought out by the war which the upper-classmen
of high school are called upon to meet. In the past year most of the young men,
men a little older than we, have answered the call of humanity, and thousands
of boys have been left without leaders.
Do you realize the seriousness of this condition? England did not. During
those first two years of war, when England was straining every nerve in an effort
to bring the entire resources of the country into play against the enemy, her boys
were forgotten. The results that followed were tragic. juvenile crime increased
forty-eight per cent. Will we be forced to face a condition like this in America?
A great responsibility rests with the boys in the higher semesters of high
schools to keep such a condition from developing among the boys of America.
Though often hidden, there is a great deal of admiration and respect for the older
boys on the part of the younger boys. Leaders in high school, especially those
who are prominent in athletics, are taking a part in shaping the character and
ideals of those younger boys with whom they come in contact. It is a great oppor-
tunity to lead the boys to a clean, wholesome, invigorating life.
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JOHN M. AKIN
Editor-in-Chief of The Gleam, '18, As-
sociate Business Manager of The Gleam,
'17, Vice-President of Delphian Debating
Societyg Athletic Association.
'rSlz0rt, mild and Mot very fat,
Bat a marzfs a man for a' that."
PASCAL R. ANDERSON
President of VIH Semester.
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"So absolute he seems and m hlmself
ANNA PENNINGTON BARBER
President, Vice-President of Argonian
Literary Society, '17, '18g Gleam Staff, '18,
Vice-President of Athletic Association, '18g
Secretary of Senior Classg Semi-Annual
Debate, '17g Shakespearean Play, '17,
"Fart and frolle is her aim,
Breaking hearts her fazforzte game."
Treasurer, Critic of Argonian Literary
Societyg Lyric Clubg Athletic Association
'17, '18g President of VIII Semester.
"Big brown eyes and two deep dinzplvs.'
Quiat and dignified!
Practical and self-contalmtdg
Stately, full of pridef,
JOHN N. HEECHER
Treasurer, '17: Program Committee, '16,
'18, of Delphian Debating Societyg Histo-
rian of Senior Classg Semi-Annual Debate,
'17g Athletic Associationg First Sergeant
t'Tlzz's I know, I low to fvlayf'
Program Committee of Delphian Deba-
"Ha was a man, take him for all in all."
N. ALLEN CANNON
Delphian Debating Societyg Athletic As-
sociation, Football and Basketball Team,
'17, Track Team, Baseball, '18g Cartoonist
of Senior Classg Novelry, '17, '18.
"For has a jolly good fellow which no-
body can deny."
XVINNIE BEVERLY CARTER
Critic of Argonian Literary Society, '17 g
"H er wry frowns are fairer far '
Than snziles of other maidens are."
IRMA LEE CAWTHQRNE
Argonian Literary Societyg Lyric Clubg
"A daughter of the gods, divinely tall
and nzosl divinely fairf'
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NATHANIEL R. CLARK
Vice-President, l1'7, Secretary, '18, of
Delphian Debating Societyg Glee Club:
Character in "Taming the Shrewug Second
Lieutenant in Military Company.
"For I am nothing, if not critical."
President of Senior Class.
4 'IWL' shall not look npon his like again."
HERMAN EUGENE DEAN
Semi-Annual Joint Debate, 'Ng Corre
sponding Secretary of Curry Literary So
cietyg Athletic Association.
Delphian Debating Society.
"I am not handsome, but I swear
I have at distinguished look."
President of Lyric Club, ,17, Glee Club.
"Behold the paralyzer of the female
MARY EUGENE DERRYBERRY
Aglaia, President of Spanish Club, '18,
Euterpean, Dramatic Club, Pageant '15,
Thanksgiving Play '16, '17, G. S. L. Cap-
tain, Athletic Association.
Thalian Literary Eociety, Lyric Club.
"A dancing shape, an image gay,
To hannt, to startle, and waylayf'
Aglaia Society, Commercial Club, Euter-
Thalian Literary Society, Lyric Club.
"Her lively looks a sprlghtly mind dis-
CLAUDINE MILDRED ETHRIDGE
Thalian Literary Society 3 Lyric Club.
"Silence and chaste reserve is won1an's
EVELYN ELIZABETH ERIKSON
Thalian Literary Society 5 Lyric Club.
"Fine manners are the nzantle of fair
GLADYS FALKN ER
Treasurer of the Argonian Literary So-
cietyg Assistant Literary Editor of The
"Thy modesty is a candle to thy merit."
MARGARET AILEEN GALLAGHER
Thalian Literary Societyg Lyric Club.
"Her pleasant smile and kindly 'ways
W ill live ln onr memories all our days."
"To those who know thee not, no words
And those who know thee, know all words
CLARICE LEOTTA HARRELL
Lyric Club 5 Press Reporter and Critic of
Argonian Literary Societyg Senior Class
"Such a whirlpool in her head of fnn and
EDNA MAE HOEHN
Argonian Literary Societyg Lyric Club
"She was sociable and kind-hearted."
PAULINE CATHERINE JONES
Thalian Literary Societyg Athletic Asso
"Still and quiet, but deeper than you thinkf
Lyric Clubg Argonian Literary Society.
"An outward and visible sign of an in-
ward and spiritual grace."
Chaplain of Argonian Literary Society 3
Lyric Club g Athletic Association 5, Charac-
ter in "Twelfth Night."
"'H er singing drew iron tears down Plu-
Secretary of Argonian Literary Society:
Lyric Clubg Athletic Association 5 Character
in "Twelfth Night."
"Sweet thoughts are mirrored in her
JANETTE LAWSON LITTLE
Argonian Literary Society.
"A prim and sedate little lady,
But not in the least old-rnaidyf'
Thalian Literary Societyg Athletic Asso-
"Is not her mind a gentle wind,
Is not her heart a heart refined?"
President '17, '18, Vice-President '18 of
Argonian Literary Societyg Art Editor of
The Gleam, '1'7g Athletic Association.
"A woman's heart, a wornanls' soul,
Are greater valued than pnre gold."
Thalian Literary Societyg Corresponding
Secretary of Senior Class.
"A store of good her greatest wealth,
Her best cornpanions, innocence and
WILLIAM P. MCCLELLAN
Treasurer '17, Vice-President '17, Pres-
ident '18 of Delphian Debating Societyg
Corporal of Military Companyg Statistician
of Senior Class.
"A merry heart doeth good like a med-
Thalian Literary Society.
"It does not pay to worryj things are bound
to happen anyway."
Treasurer of Senior Class.
"W ith graceful steps he strides the street
And smiles on all the maidens sweet."
FAN NIE NEWMAN
Thalian Literary Societyg Lyric Clubg
Gleam Staff, '18g Novelry, '17,
"I have lived and loved."
MARGARET D. NORRIS
Lyric Clubg Athletic Associationg Nov-
"Refvroof ou her lips but a smile in her
ALMA ELIZABETH OAKLEY
Secretary of Thalian Literary Socie-
"Doubt thou the stars are fireg
Doubt that the suu doth iuovej
Doubt truth to be a liarj
But uvwr doubt, I love."
Chaplain, '16g Press Reporter, '15g Treas-
urer, '17, of Argonian Literary Society
Treasurer of Lyric Club, '17.
"I have a heart with room for every joy."
MARY KATE PARK
President, Secretary, Press Reporter of
T halian Literary Society, Treasurer of Ly-
ric Club, Athletic Associationg Semi-An-
nual Debate, '16g Class Poet, Assistant Lit-
erary Editor of The Gleam, '17,
"Whate'er she did her whole strength
was in it." ,
RUTH GLADYS PITTS
Lyric Club g Athletic Association 3 Nov-
elry, ,16, '17, President of Orchestra, '17.
"Sometimes thorny, sometimes sweet,
Always stylish, always heat."
GLADYS LEBARON POOLE
Vice-President '18-, Chaplain '17, Press
Reporter '16 of Argonian Literary Society 5
Lyric Clubg Orator of Senior Class.
"Sits here like Beauty's child, whom nature
For men to see, and seeing wonder at."
MINNIE DORTHA REYNOLDS
Thalian Literary Society.
"A good character shines by its own
MYRTLE MAE RICHARDS
Thalian Literary Societyg Lyric Club.
"It's guid to be merry and wise,
It"s .quid to be honest and true."
VIRGINIA CARTER RICHARDS
Chaplain of Thalian Literary Societyg
Lead in "The Fortune Hunter," '16g Es-
sayist of Senior Class.
"S he that was ever fair and never proud,
Had tongne at will, and yet was never
Argonian Literary Society.
"1 let the world way, and take nztine ease."
Thalian Literary Society.
"His a good thing to be rich, a good thing
to be strong, bnt it is better to be beloved
by nzany friends."
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MARVlN HAVVKIN S SAN DEFUR
Gleam Staff, '17g Athletic Associatioug
"He was a geiitleman no iuatter fvlzaf
MYRTLE MAE SAVAGE
. Thalian Literary Societyg Lyric Club.
"S till waters rim deepf'
Marshal of Argoniaii Literary Society
"So zcromaiily, so benign."
Glee Clubg Orchestrag Corporal of Mili-
"God made him for a man, so therefore
Int him pass."
MARIE EUGENE STEAD
Aronian Literary Societyg Athletic As-
'Alt would talk, oh, how it would talk!"
BENJAMIN B. STOKES
Secretary Program Committee of Del-
pliian Debating Societyg Glee Clubg Athletic
Associationg Novelry, 'l8g Corporal of Mil-
itary Company. ,
"fl book of Iblath. my close companion be,
X0 otlzcv' book I mmf ought to see."
FRANK JAMES TRONCALE
Yancey, Dramatic, Commercial, Spanish
Delphian Debating Societyg Lieutenant of
"What a spendthrift is he of his tongue."
Argonian Literary Society, Lyric Club.
"Whate'er befell her, still she smiled."
Thalian Literary Society, Lyric Club.
Aglaia Literary Societyg Athletic Asso-
ciation, Thanksgiving Play, '17,
"A noble mind enshrined in virtue."
ELLEN KATHLEEN WIGGINS
Thalian Literary Societyg Lyric Club.
"She was always happy and made others
MARIE RUSSELL WILXLIAMS
Secretary of Thalian Literary Society.
"Yon are wisely silent in your own worth,
And therefore 'twere a sin for others to
Thalian Literary Societg Vice-President
of Senior Class.
"Goodness in her presence shines."
ETHEL IONE WOODS
Chaplain '17, '18, Press Reporter ,16 of
Argonian Literary Societyg Olivia in
"Twelfth Night" '16g Semi-Annual Debate.
'16g Vice-President of Athletic Association,
'17g Gleam StaiT, '18g Novelry, '1'7.
"Her eyes are like stars of twilight fair,
Like twilight, too, her dusky hair."
"Her faults can never hurt anothefs
Friends and Visitors :
Today is to us the greatest event of our four years of school life. It is a.
day when we are both proud and sad, proud to know that we have accomplished
one era in life, sad to know that we part, some going one way, some another. To
you who are behind us, we can only offer our sympathy and the example of our
Friends, we welcome you to our Class Day exercises with great joy. Your
presence inspires us, your encouragement will uplift us. This is the day to which
we have looked forward with awe and uncertainty for four busy years. As fresh-
men, the day seemed a mystery, for the time when we should be called seniors
lay far in the future. Nevertheless, the anticipation of wearing a cap and gown
has borne us through many hardships. At last four years of joy and sorrow, of
sunshine and shadow, have gone and we are seniors. The glory of achievements
1S ours. i
Today, love for our class and the Ensley High School fills our souls. To-
day, our dreams for the future are bright and we long to go forth into the world,
there so to labor, so to serve, so to accomplish, that it may be truly said, "We
have not lived in vain."
For our classmates whose friendships we count invaluable in our school life,
we can only wish that the future may be as full of joy and fruitfulness as the
years we have spent together. We would tell them that the truest happiness
comes from the knowledge that work is well done, that a trust is always kept.
PAUL CLAYTON, 1918.
Prophecy for Class of 1918
just as the Indians of old, before preparing to go on a long journey, rose at
dawn, when the red sun beamed from the nearest hill, and went to the medicine
man, the great prophet, that he with palms uplifted might bless them and call the
good spirits together that they might be with every warrior, so the seniors have
chosen me as their herald to foretell their future, before they start on the lqng
journey of a new and different life. The hard-earned diploma is now very near
and we have almost reached the first goal. Before entering upon this new career
it behooves me to make known to you the things which have been revealed to me,
their prophet. The future of each senior has been made by the stars. By the
constellations I see that each senior has a brilliant future awaiting him. ' If the
stars speak the truth, and I know that they do, everything I shall tell will come
p It is fitting that the great star, jupiter, the king of all stars, should reveal to
me the 'future of our president, Paul Clayton, who is destined for the life of a
chemist. During and after the war he will devote himself to the making of high
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explosives, by the uses of nitroglycerin, guncotton and nitric acid. His life will
be one of adventure and thrilling incidents.
. Saturn shone unusually bright last night, and as I watched, the star suddenly
burst into splendor, and in the middle written in letters of gold was the name of
Anna Barber, our secretary. She will gain her fame as a great lawyer and as the
president of several literary societies. At the age of twenty-five she will marry
a young author of great renown.
The most independent girl in the class, the shyest among the boys, and one
of the very smartest, is Vera Willard. She will be a happy bachelor girl, also a
great librarian in New York City, noted for her knowledge of English and Amer-
The night was all dark except for the soft glow of the full moon, and as
I sat watching the evening shadows and thinking of the different seniors, what do
you think? The man in the moon stepped out and in his place stood the gold-
dust twins, hand-in-hand. I laughed, for I realized that the future of the gold-
dust twins in our class was going to be told. Freda will be a great singer in the
years to come and travel the world over. Mildred will be a great ballet dancer,
famous for her interpretations of the Greek and Italian dances.
Something unusual happened this afternoon. I was driving down a long
country lane in a one-horse buggy, when the horse became frightened and I was
thrown out, striking my head on a large rock. I immediately saw "stars," In
the midst I saw Marvin Sandefur seated at a high desk, pen in hand, diligently
writing away. Glancing over his shoulder, I noted that he was editing a news-
paper called the "Man's Home Journalf' Under the society column I noted these
They Say That:
Benjamin Stokes of Ensley hitched his horse in front of Miss Bernice VVebb'S
house Sunday afternoon.
Frank Troncale is wearing out Miss Rosa Kaufman's best parlor chair.
If a certain blue-eyed boy does not let Miss Marie Stead alone there will
be an elopement.
The weather bureau was just as interesting recalling such as: ,
If it does not rain it is sure to be a dry spell, and if it does it is sure to be wet.
Sunday was tolerably fair, except for a high wind from the north.
The weather for vicinities for next week will be warm if it does not turn
cold. Farther down I saw these advertisements:
Wanted: A position by line seamstress.-Virginia Richards. '
Wanted: A high salaried position by professor of history. See Herman
The scene passed away and when I arose the night was clear. The smell
of weiners and sour kraut reached my nostrils. I turned to find the source of
this welcome odor when I perceived a shooting star fall behind a little restaurant.
Thence I directed my steps and to my surprise and delight, Will McClellan
greeted me with a long red weiner in one hand and a bunch of kraut in the
other. I always knew that Will's weakness was weiners and rolls and I should
not have been so surprised at his chosen career.
One morning I awoke with a shudder, for I had dreamed that the prophecy
was due and I had not begun it. I arose and dressed and sat down at the win-
dow, sleep having utterly vanished. Mars seemed to fairly gleam in his war
garb. He carried a spear and a shield and on his shield these words were writteng
"On December 21st a great call will come for Red Cross nurses and among
those enlisted will be Susan Lusk, Marian Brown, Pauline jones, Myrtle Savage,
and Claudine Etheridge. It will so happen that the Ensley students will be as-
signed to a Belgium hospital ship. Marian Brown will be head-nurse, with Pau-
line and Susan as her assistants. Lo! handsome soldiers, just recovering from
trench wounds will be qn board. They will require amusement as well as atten-
tion. Myrtle and Claudine will be often seen offering condolences and motherly
Mars vanished and later Venus gazed in at my window. Venus was weep-
ing! I wondered why she was so sad until she explained. "Child," she said, "if
you were to go to Italy and wander through the great cathedrals on the 'Longa
Via' you would find at the very end of the way an underground passage. A
scholar sits there, morn, noon and night, translating the Latin and Greek mythology
and delving into the musty histories. By the light of a candle he reads, unmind-
ful of food or dress. He cares for no one and no one cares for him, thinking
him just an eccentric old man."
"But, why," I asked, "are you telling me all this ?"
"Because, child," she said, 'the graduated when you did and you knew him
as John Beecher." I sighed as I thought of such a great change.
Stars foretell of stars. A revelation has been made to me that from our
graduates shall come forth a movie star, a girl that has, like Billy Burke, a glory
of red hair. If you were to happen in a movie picture show several months from
now I have not a doubt but what you will see the likeness of Alma DeShazo on
What would you say if I were to tell you that from our class of seniors two
great musicians will be discovered? It is incredible, but, nevertheless, it is true.
A great singer, great as Caruso himself, known to us as "Hallie" Drummond,
and his accompanist, Miss Lillian Gardner, will tour the world over. They will
be heard in the famous music halls of Europe and great masters from far and
near will Hock to hear them.
, It was a wee baby star that crept upon my pillow and whispered Nellie's
future. A quiet, demure, little stenographer will she be in a great city, but for
how long I cannot tell, for the star vanished and I was in a submarine under the
sea. I peeped out the window to see my surroundings when a shrapnel shell
struck me on the head. Again I saw stars, and they seemed to tell me to look in
the shell. I looked on the inside of it, and engraved on the copper lining was
this prophecy: "Lo and behold! there will be situated on Nineteenth and Third
Avenue of the Magic City, a beauty parlor, and an informataion bureau. Cn the
door these words will be printed:
"All Information Given Concerning Love and How to Win the Masculine
Heart. Find Out the Way to joyful Wedlock. Apply within.-Misses Woods,
Little and Wiggins, Instructors."
I was never more astonished in all my life. Nevertheless, I was glad to re-
ceive this valuable piece of information. I heard cheering above and the sound
of many bands. I cautiously stuck my head out again and saw a great battleship
flying the colors of Uncle Sam. I cheered in spite of the bursting and spluttering
of bombs in the water. The Stars and Stripes were gallantly streaming and the
Stars called out, "Hal Ha! on board this ship are sailors great and small, from
the greatest hero to the humblest cook." Here the cook appeared on deck, with
a wooden spoon in hand and to my great surprise I recognized Barney Bonfield.
This was my first knowledge that Barney could cook. Behind Barney came the
admiral, humbling, begging for something from the wooden spoon. I was dazed
for a moment, for I seemed to remember this characteristic of some one in High
School. AI paused and examined the features more closely and it was an old grad-
uate, Herman Smith.
Something went wrong with the internal machinery of the old boat I was
riding in, for it suddenly shot forward and I found myself on the Isle of Green-
wich. The Aurora Borealis illumined the whole place. It seemed to direct its
beams, however, to a certain spot. There I discovered, carved on a block of ice,
these words: "May 30, 1918. Greenwich. And it shall come to pass that a
prophet shall pass this way searching for the forecast of the stars for the Senior
class. Tell her to go to Texas." This was all. I was deeply disappointed, but
started on my trip, still wondering what Texas had to do with the prophecy.
I boarded a train and was sitting deep in thought when the conductor asked
for my ticket. It was a strangely familiar, though feminine, voice that I heard.
and when I looked up, whom should I see but Hazel McElroy! I was still more
astonished, however, when she said that the engineer was also an Ensley High
School graduate, by name, Mary Derryberry. Such patriotic girls!
I searched Texas over, trying to find a clue to that prophetic reading. I was
becoming discouraged, when one afternoon I happened to go by a great ranch.
Perceiving a tall, angular woman at a well, I stopped to find out my whereabouts.
Directions having been given, she asked me very abruptly if I did not know her.
I looked again, and to my horror I recognized the once plump Josephine Robinson.
I had no sooner recovered from this shock when I received a still greater one.
A very stout, bearded, untidy man slouched in the door, and Josephine intro-
duced him as her husband and asked if I knew him. I humbly replied, "No,"
and was in return informed that it was an old classmate, Nat Clark. Nat and
Josephine married and living in such an outlandish place! Well! Well!
I left for the city next morning, now happy, indeed. I reached San Antonio
late in the afternoon. I heard the whirring and buzzing of machines overhead.
I saw that they were ready to descend, so I waited. In a few moments a dozen
khaki-clad youths advanced. Where had I seen those two in front before?
Oh, yes, why, of course, I knew them! They are Margaret Gallagher and Alma
Oakley. The girls were ready to sail for France when the country called them.
As I traveled homeward, I wondered why the careers of so many Seniors
had been mapped out in Texas when I remembered that it was called the "Lone
I passed through several mining camps while on my way back home, and in
the last one I noticed a great commotion. I drew nearer to learn the cause. I
saw, not twenty yards away, a great, masculine-looking woman standing on a
grocer's box, loudly expounding the doctrine of woman's rights. I stopped and
rubbed my aching head. Where had I heard that voice before? After the meet-
ing was over, I went up and introduced myself and she in turn told me her name
was Miss Winnie Beverly Carter, universal leader of woman's suffrage. You
could have knocked me down with a feather! The quiet, unassuming, stately
Winnie B., a suffragette! Impossible! Yet there she stood before me, loudly,
yea, very loudly, declaring her superiority above mere man lu Well, wonders will
I rapidly made my exit from that place and was hurrying to my train, when
a large, ragged woman with a cart, accosted me, wanting me to buy peanuts or
nicely popped popcorn. Out of the pity of my heart I purchased a bag of each
and was turning away when she said, "Fatty, donlt you know me F" I turned and
looked and, Oh, my goodness! could you guess who it was? My old pal, Eunice
Sloan, and in such a disreputable condition! I afterwards learned that it was
not her profession, but that she was doing it for charity. How like Eunice that
I, at last, caught my train and was soon in old Alabama again. I was tired
out and spent my time mostly lounging around and reading magazines. One day
I chanced upon a new magazine called "The Comet." On the very first page
was a large picture of john Akin. What had he done to deserve such an honor?
"The Greatest Physician Living-Specialist in All Children's Diseases," it read.
That's strange. I thought john would be manager of some newspaper staff from
all signs he showed at school.
Another picture of a high school graduate! Who can it be? Why it is Allen
Cannon, our great cartoonist. Yes, he is yet. "Mr, Cannon has fulfilled his
highest ambition. He is now a full-fledged lawyer and wins most of his cases
by the cartoons he draws."
It is not strange that those boys worked themselves so high, for if ever boys
had the making of great men in them, they did!
Why, how honored Ensley should feel! Here's another graduate's picture!
"Mr and Mrs. J. R. Falkner of Ensley announce the approaching marriage of
their daughter, Gladys, to Count De'Luck of Lipscomb, Ala." Ah! Gladys well
deserves such luck after all!
I closed the magazine with a sigh, and picked up another from Utah. Under
the society column I noticed this interesting item: "Mr. james McPherson of
Ensley recently took into holy matrimony fifteen beautiful girls. Mr. Pascal
Anderson served as best man." I laughed as I thought how James had never
outgrown that boyhood fancy for girls. In the want column this ad appeared:
"Wanted, by bachelor of 40, a wife, between the ages of 17 and 30. Must
be beautiful.-Pascal Anderson."
I threw the paper down and started for a walk. It chanced that the path
lay by the side of the "Orphans' I-Iome of the 'Eastern Starf " All was running
smoothly at the home until a terrific shriek rent the air. The matron and nurses
ran to the rescue of the unfortunate child, who had found a wasp's nest.' As the
frightened women turned around I recognized them. You could not guess in a
million years who they were. Ruth Pitts was the matron and Dortha Reynolds
and Evelyn Erickson were her assistants! They told me they had just heard
from Marv Kate Park and Mary Vedder. Mary Kate, it seemed, had fallen in
love withia khaki-clad fellow and married himgand they both had sailed for
France, he to fight for his country and she to care for him. Mary had been elected
recently as president of the Older 'Girls' Council of the United States. I re-
membered seeing Mary's little Sunday school class one Sunday morning long ago.
I bade the girls good-bye and hastened homeward. It started raining and I
stopped at a little sideshow in the circus grounds for shelter. It was very dark
I ' IT' ' f--Waals-'P'weffifwwfaw'
inside, but I, at last, distinguished an alcove curtained off. I approached and at
the top were these words:
"The Greatest Wonder of the Twentieth Century. Only True Fortune-
Teller !" I stepped in and was met by a tall, dark woman dressed in Arabic style.
She told my fortune in blood-curdling tones, but finally laughed. I looked up
quickly and she had thrown off her mask and could you believe it? It was no
other than Gladys Poole! I was overjoyed at finding my long-lost chum. We
then went out to supper at a little tea-room and were served sandwiches and tea
by the proprietors, themselves, Misses Newman and Hoehn.
We had a small family reunion and I learned that Ruth Palmer was teach-
ing Latin in a country high school in Tennessee. I also learned that all four of
these graduates had been disappointed in love and so had chosen these vocations.
It was dark when I finally started home, and the stars were high in the sky.
I noticed that the group called the "Seven Sisters" sparkled unusually bright,
and as I watched, the stars bore these names: "Myrtle Richards, Irma Lee Caw-
thorne, Margaret Norris, Elizabeth Maddox, Edith McClain, Kate Routledge and
Marie Williams. Under the names was this prophecy: "Old age, prosperity, hap-
piness and blessings in abundance will follow them through life. They will
marry young and their children and children's children will live in prosperity
and peace 3" and so as the stars dimmed and these words faded away, I Won-
dered if I, the fifty-ninth of the Senior class, should have no future, when a
brilliant comet flashed by and on its tail fiashed a picture of an ugly, crabbed, old
maid. . '
CLAR1cE H.ARRELL, 1918.
Classmates and Friends :
The speech I am about to make to you is attuned to the spirit and fact of
war, for this should be the greatest question and the only question of the day.
How many of us have come to realize that we are now living through the darkest
hour of the history of America, that we are engaged in a world warg and that
we are witnessing the crisis, which shall determine whether autocracy or democ-
racy shall dominate!
Did you ever come to think about it, that America is fighting for her life and
that unless every man, woman and child does his or ber part in the great struggle
for democracy that America will die and will be trampled on by the heel of Prus-
sianism? America is unbeatable if united, not, if otherwise. This is the world's
war and there are only two issues-world liberty or slavery for all. There can
be no draw. We win or we lose. It is up tg America and to each one of us to
do our utmost in the great cause.
That contemptible phrase of "doing one's bit" went out of fashion when the
first American soldier fell on the French battle front, because we are beginning
to'realize every day American men are making the supreme sacrifice for us, and
none of' us should be contented to do only a bit, but should be willing to give up
all we have, make any sacrifice and incur any displeasure that we may help to
win this war in defense of American honor.
Today, the nation-the country Washington fought for and Lincoln saved-
is in peril!
We are called to service. Let us at home do our part in the great work. A
great American apostle of peace has said that the "best way out is looking for-
ward." This is true, my friends, for if we expect to gain victory and to magic
this world a place fit to live in, we must look forward, and in looking forward
and dreaming of the day when we will all be treated right, we must now show
what we can do. Our young men, at the naQon's call, are postponing their life
work, and are risking their lives that they may defend what we most value and
love on earth.
We, at home, assured of safety because they have gone, must organize our-
selves together, become a cohesive body spiritually and politically, and say: "We
will back you up. Together we will win the war."
Over in France a war-sick nation is turning its eyes hopefully toward
America. Statesmen and peasants alike await the tread of American power.
Ships, guns, submarine destroyers, food, men, and then more ships, more guns,
more submarine destroyers, more food and more men-all these do the Allies ex-
pect in abundance from America. '
Germany ponders what we shall do. Indeed, to all Europe the United States
spells victory or defeat. Their "over there" is really "over here."
What shall it be, dear friends? Are we going to sit still now and watch our
country, the never defeated, die for our help? Are we unwilling to sacrince a
little now that we may not have to sacrifice all we have to Germany in the future?
Will we begrudge the lending of our dollars to back up our gallant home defend-
ers to the limit? Can we hesitate about it for a single day?
Now is the hour for every living American to listen to the voice of his coun-
try and his God, for if ever there was a time when the voice of God spoke to
men it is speaking to Americans today.
What can I do? Has this question ever come to any of you? Have you ever
come to consider what your task is and how each individual may help? Allow
me to enumerate a few of the many things which we can and must do:
First, invest all the money we can spare in Liberty Loans and Thrift Stamps,
for our country needs every penny which every man, woman and child can lend
and save in order to feed, clothe, arm and equip the soldiers and sailors of
America. For we must remember that if we do not help the Liberty Loans we
may have to subscribe to an indemnity to Germany.
Second, we must eat fairly. We must read what Mr. Hoover says about the
use of food and by doing this we will be much healthier.
Third, we must be loyal to our Allies, who are fighting for us for the world's
liberty, and read and understand all about the war and oppose any talk of peace
until peace means the end of all war, except with the consent of the people.
Our only duty now is to win victory and maintain our national honor. We
should not look forward to any peace until we can have the sure place of victory.
The time for talk is a thing of the past. We mu t now look forward to the
day when the world will be free. Now is the time for us to act, and prove our
belief in America and all her liberty means.
The brain of America thrills with one impulse, the soul of America is in-
spired with one hope, the heart of America beats with one desire, the lips of
America breathe but one prayer that we may gloriously win this war, establish
the primacy of democracy and prove to all races, kindreds and peoples that
America can and will defend her liberties.
GLADYS POOLE, 1918.
The Complete, Uncensored Statistics of
the Marvellous Class of 1918
Dear Classmates :
I feel that you are indeed honored in having me address you this morning.
As I stand here my thoughts roam back to the good old day of '08, when our
school could not boast of an enrollment of 600. At that time the only students
were "Hallie" Drummond and Ethel Woods. These two have shown their usual
good sense by waiting to graduate with the class of '18,
When you imposed upon me the business of compiling your statistics, I felt
unequal to the task, so I resorted to books for guidance. In my search I read
29 almanacs, 13 encyclopedias, 4 dictionaries and 3 cook books. I finally arrived
at this definition: a statistician is an amalgamated, unsophisticated ignorantly ed-
ucated depository, commonly termed the compiler or prognosticator of facts per-
taining to the condition of the people, their properties and talents.
I shall not mention the talents, for our vacant faces sadly bespeak their
absence. But I will indulge in a lengthy discussion and enumeration of our prop-
erties. For convenience, let us liken this class of '18 to one large family. As the
famous Heinz family, we have 57 varieties. One-fourth are human, the rest are
only girls. As a whole our family weighs 3 tons, 13 pounds and 4 ounces. The
heavyweight championship is hotly contested by Marie Stead and Barney Bon-
field, while Elizabeth Maddox has the lightweight cinched. If we were to stand
on each other's shoulders our height would equal that of the Washington Mon-
ument. Hence we could give our services to Uncle Sam to warn him of air
raids. Our tallest brother is 76.5 inches short, while our smallest sister can barely
stretch 5 feet.
When I think of the sleepless nights we have spent over "Trig.," I wonder
we are not all gray-headed, but such is not the case, for I see there are 24 brown-
headed, 30 black-headed, and 3 red-headed members of our family. Such colors,
if intermingled, would rival one of Kress' diamonds. The colors of our eyes vary
as much as that of our hair. I find we possess 20 brown ones, 15 green, 33 blue,
27 black, 9 hazel, 8 camouliaged and 3 glass. If these eyes were combined, by
the law of sines, it is found that its diameter would be 221 feet. With it we
could find the butter on the bread served in the lunch room, or possibly see the
point to Mr. Smith's favorite jokes. Why, we could even see tacks at the bottom
of the Pacific ocean.
If all of our feet, including Nat Clark's, were made into one it would be 120
feet long. Again using our "Trig." formulae we find it would require 593,833 113
steps to cross the Atlantic. It could be used as a foot-bridge across our rivers.
From the foregoing description one might judge that our feet were the largest
part about us. But on careful measurement we End that our heads, including
Frank Troncale's, have a total circumference of 127 feet and 3 inches. These
heads being made into one and used as a reservoir would supply Pratt City with
water for a year. By Falknerls law of combustion the weight of the brains is
equal to W dial multiplied by the circumference. Therefore our brains weigh 10
pounds. Classmates, just think what is possible with this enormous amount of
gray matter With it we could do all our work, including chemistry and music,
in 20 minutes. By our imaginative instincts we could even see the Civil War as
Miss Ross would have it done.
Every one in our family is a good sleeper. We have slept 1,460,340 hours
in the past four years. The total would have been 1,46O,345, but Rosa Kaufman
had a date once at the Lyric. That reminds me of our chief source of amuse-
ment. We visit the Lyric, according to Miss Ligon, 24 times a week. Hence we
have been 3,456 times since entering school and have wasted 396400. At first
this may seem extravagant, but when you consider that each of us earns 310.00
a day, by attending school, it is not so bad. When Mr. Smith pays the amount
due us we intend to build an ideal school in which there will be no monthly
themes to be written. I A
Though our family contains no Sammies or Tommies, our patriotism is
shown by our having a Gardner. At all times she may be seen busily Hoehn
in the Parks or digging Pitts in the Woods. Her little Palmferjs have become
quite Brown turning over Clay-tonfsj of it. She Stokes the furnace until her
Akin hands require the soothing effects of Sloan's liniment. To protect us from
the Savage we have A. Cannon, to guide us, a Dean, to shave us, A. Barberg
and to wade in, a Poole. Among us you find such great men as Pascal, Clark.
Jennings, Pitts, Beecher and-Barney. Siam has nothing on us for Cinj Stead
of the Siamese, we have the Levy twins.
Seriously, though, fellow classmates, as our happy school days draw to a
close, I feel a strange tearing at my heart and I know you feel the same. We
are about to leave pleasant memories and beloved teacher. Ere long we shall
be separated and our fonner pleasures will be only a memory, but let us hope
that the good-will and friendship of our fellow students will go with us through
Class Statistician, '1918.
All hail to the bravest of Hyers
Who Hy o'er the Boches line!
All hail to the submarine chasers
Whose courage and work are so fine!
All hail to the Allies' sure gunners,
The long range that never will stop!
Hurrah forthe United States Sammies
Who shout and go "over the top l"
All hail to the whole Allied Army!
All hail to the navy brave!
Hurrah for our great Flag and Nation,
And the Freedom we're fighting to save!
All hail, every citizen, loyal
To glorious stripes and stars!
All hail, every proud Ensley Senior,
For nothing your way now bars!
As soldiers in life's greatest battles
Welll fight till our work is done.
As long as the war is in Europe
We'll fight till that victory is won.
But always, dear Ensley, we'll love thee,
And ever the Old Gold and Black
Shall wave in the hearts that enshrined them
And bring precious memories back.
lVl.XRY KATE PxRKr 1918
Belgium-The Saorince for Democracy
C Class Essayj
And the world was at peace. No echoes of ancient wars lingered, seem-
ingly no war-cloud rumbled in the distance, no aged warrior desired to tell of
by-gone valor, no ship sailed the deep, bearing as its burden soldiers and ammu-
nition, no new graves, with their tiny crosses, dotted the plains, none were un-
happy, the world was at peace. In this time of peace there dawned a day-one
of nature's own days, sent from ethereal regions to a peaceful World. Yet, at
the close of this day there might he heard a distant moaning coming from the far-
away horizon. lt was a low, uncertain moaning, yet distinct. As the day faded
into dusk a gloom settled like a pall over the sky, rendering everything indistinct.
At last a sound like the roaring of a vast Hood broke the stifling silence,-then
a blinding lurid Hash seemed to wrap everything in flame. It was as if the pillars
of the universe had given way.
The foundations of The Hague were shaken as a giant shakes a child's toy.
Within its historic walls was Democracy, whence comes the light of the world,
the light that shines through the darkest darkness. Near to Democracy sat the
Fates, Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos, with their ever-present shadows hovering
behind them in the form of witches. All were peaceful and quiet except the
shadows, who seemed as ill at ease as the tempest without. Before the throne of
Democracy was the world, like a crystal, seemingly pure and bright, but contain-
ing and revealing strange events in its course.
Without The Hague the fury of the wind spent itself and the rain began to
fall heavily. A sort of calm settled over the universe while Democracy sat gazing
into the depths of the crystal world. Occasionally he moaned like one in pain,
which was a sign that he had come to the sudden chasm of the Future. As he
sat gazing, Clotho continued her endless spinning, while her two sisters with never-
tiring eyes, watched the spun thread. The crisis had come-the prophecy would
soon be heard. All was in silence except the rustling, uncertain sound that came
from the witches. Suddenly the crystal cracked and from it slowly came a hazy
mist, rising, always rising. At last the blue-like mist settled over and around
the body of the shadow of Clotho. The body being covered, there came from it
a voice, and, lol it was the voice of the prophet. Who is responsible for what
Fate has woven into his life? The voice still small, distinct, prophesied that a
black and threatening war-cloud hung low over the world, that within it De-
mocracy and Autocracy were in a struggle for supreme power, and finally that
one nation of the world must be sacrificed for Democracy and for the other
nations. As this was finished The Hague trembled and all was bare and silent.
What nation must be sacrificed for Democracy in the fulfillment of the
prophecy? It was the inevitable duty of the witches to determine, and accord-
ingly they gathered around their cauldrom, which is kept eternally burning with
the dried branches of the?-the symbol of death. No one knows what
decree will issue froth from the cauldrom, The shadow of Clotho stands dis-
mally stirring the contents of the cauldrom, and as they bubble and boil and as
. 'A fafifliwrssafeffiffi '
she stirs there appear the symbols of the nations-the beautiful fleur-de-lis from
freedom-loving Franceg a rose, pure and white, gathered from the dewy gardens
of Englandg from happy Italy is a corner of her tri-colored flag, there is the
royal ensign of Belgium merrily bubbling, and as she stirs a reHection of red,
white and blue of the United States shines clearly through the bubbles. Surely
the Fates had gathered the earthly nations into the cauldrom and were boiling
them to determine what nation should be sacrificed.
From the boiling cauldrom there rises a heavy mist which slowly winds its
way toward the heavens. In this mist rests the destiny of a nation even as rests
the life of Democracy, for when Atropos shall have cut the thread of its life it
will settle on the unhappy country. One beautiful day, when all seemed content,
the mist settled. On a pure and peace-loving country it fell, and, as we today
know, this country was Belgium.
"Que sera, sera." No man or god was responsible for Belgium's sacrifice to
the terrors of Autocracy, for Democracy and for the world. Her sacrifice formed
no new epoch in history. 'Twas ever thus since the beginning. Destiny says
that someone must suffer for the life of others, and in this instance Belgium
gave her life's blood that we might live and enjoy happiness. Though Fate
seemed cruel and unjust in her decision, let us strive with mind and soul to repay
Belgium for her great sacrifice.
VIRGINIA R1cHARps, 1918.
Class Day Program
ENSLEY HIGH SCHOOL
May 30, 1918, 10:00 A. M.
Class Song ...................................... ............ C lass
President's Address ..... ..... P anl Clayton
Music ............... .......... O rchestra
Class History ....... ........ I ohn Beecher
Baritone Solo .... .... I ennlngs Drummond
Essay ......... .... V irglnia Richards
Class Poem .... .... M ary Kate Park
Statistician .... ..... l Vill McClellan
Piano Solo .... ..... L illian Gardner
Oration. .H .... ..... G ladys Poole
Song ...................... ........ G lee Club
Prophecy ...................... ..... C larice Harrell
"The Star-Spangled Banner ................... ........ E Uerybody
The Girl Graduate
When you are old and your hair is gray
And all your children are out at play,
When you sit down by the roaring tire
And think of the days that have passed by, --
Will you think of the days at Ensley High
And all your chums you told good-bye,
And as you open that dear old book,
And with your four eyes take a look
You see the lines your dear friends wrote
That are sweeter than those of Pope.
And then a voice sounds in your ear,
While with your hand you wipe a tear,
And in your heart it seems to say,
That was the end of a Perfect Day.
When My School Days Are Thru
I've got to laugh, hee, haw!
I've got to sneeze, ke choo!
Oh! but won't I be glad
When my school days are through!
I study my Science very hard,
And my Latin and Math, toog
But, oh! won't I be glad
When my school days are through!
We like our teachers very well,
And our professor, toog
But, oh! won't I be glad
When my school days are through!
We have lots of baseball games,
And other amusements, too,
But, oh! won't I be glad
When my school days are through?
We sell many Thrift Stamps,
By the way, do you?
So maybe I can last
Until my school days are through.
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Eva Pitts '
Effie Mae Powell
Kate Nelson Turnipseed
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Mary Ann Martin
"What's the Use"
Sophomores are awful, so they say,
But we don't think that it's this way.
We may be mischievous, we may be jolly,
But all the teachers, think this is folly.
When we're trying to be good,
We are always misunderstood.
So what's the use.
They even say the girls are "prissy,"
And the boys they often call "sissy."
We are trying to be dignified,
But what's the use, we are only "guyed."
Maybe the teachers think we're crazy,
But, honest, we try not to be lazy.
So what's the use.
Next year we will better be,
If you can't believe it, just wait and see,
For this is truly our greatest desire,
To the height of juniors we aspire.
You may not believe that we mean this,
If not, you're only one more on the list.
So what's the use.
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Emma Louise Scholl
Lovie T haxton
Lula Sam Brown
I. W. Elliott
VVillie May Eliott
Marv Bunn Gay
Lila Bell Gray
TA rthur Lichty
Lady Ruth Sheldon
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Lillie Mae Harris
Mary Belle Huey
' Thelma Lindsey
Katie Mae Russell
Anna Belle Todd
Lillie Tom Thomason
Thos. R. Walker
Rosie Lee Vllebb
Yora Mae VVilson
Ruth Chambers '
Willie Mae Harris
Annie May Henderson
Eula May Joiner
Annie Maud Looney
Annie Lee Parker
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Just a lVIaiden's Fancy
Oh, my heart is just bursting with joy and I feel as if I were treading on
air. I want to sing, sing, sing, like those happy little birds that are warbling and
trilling their songs of spring and mating-time, .until it seems as their little hearts
would fairly burst. And the flowers are so dainty, so lovely. What a dreary
place this world would be without them! There are violets, sosoft and velvety
and purple. There are roses, so sweet, so radiant in their new bright-colored
dresses, and there are timid little primroses, so delicate, so fragile, lifting their
sweet faces to the sun for their morning kiss. It would take the most won-
derful poet in the world to express all this loveliness, and I think that even he
would prove inadequate. Everything is so new and alive, and I do love to go,
early in the mornings, for a long, long walk in the woods. I love to seethe "green
things a-growin','l for, like the poet, "it is my faith that every flower enjoys the
air it breathesfl And I love to hear the mysterious beckoning voices of the
forest. I like to imagine that they are the voices of the wee sprites and elves
and gnomes from Fairyland. Sometimes, if I believe real hard, I think I can
see them dancing around and winking at me, then hiding, only to jump out from
behind some great oak tree or from behind some stone or flower, laughing and
teasing me with impish glee.
When one is sixteen, and very romantic, and the month is April, that happy,
capricious month, one is apt to have dreams. And such flights my fancy takes
sometimes, for it is said that "in the spring a maiden's fancy turns to thoughts
of lovef' On these heavenly nights, when the whole world is hushed and still,
and there is moonlight everywhere, at my window, on the flowers, on the trees,
there comes to me the wildest, strangest, sweetest dreams.
Oh, what is the secret of this sweet, elusive enchantment which comes to
me, I wonder? Spring, with its fragrant, lilting breezes, and its faint, sweet odors,
seems to lure and tempt me. I laugh to forget everything in this prosaic world
of ours and to throw aside all thoughts of care and pain and strife, and follow
the Vvildy ringing Pipes O'Pan, singing and dancing, and laughing, down a won-
derful straight white road that gleams like a silver ribbon-the Road O'Dreams-
into a far-off fairyland-the Land Where Dreams Come True. And always in
this dream there is another. As yet he is only a vision, an ideal, but some day
he will come, I know he will, my Dream Prince. He will come, I know -not how,
nor when, nor where, but he will come to claim me for his own. And then I see
-but, oh, I cannotitell the things I see.
And I' have another dream. I dream of a new day, when the dawn shall
break, golden fair, and the birds shall sing with more joy and freedom. I dream
of a day when the world will be at peace, when that beast across the waters shall
be slain, and Our Boys come marching home, and our Flag, that eternal emblem
of honor, purity and freedom, shall float on the air and the voices of spring shall
ring with shouts of joy, freedom and content. But even now, when the world is
at war, and the days are dark and foreboding, I feel -that 'fthe world is so full of
a number of things that Ilm sure we should all be as happy as kings."
' GLADYS LYLE, 1919.
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Everything That Falls on This Side of
the Fence is Mine
lt happened on a cold December day, when the snow was rapidly covering
the housetops, and everyone had the Christmas spirit, when the very air itself
seemed mystified and the most abhorring thought that could have entered a per-
son's mind was the command, "You must remain indoorsf' It was on this day
that Dot's father had given her the command not to go skating, because Bob, het
most desired friend, was to be among the crowd. The wind, the crowd, the skates
themselves, seemed to give an imploring little cry to come.
Dot could not understand why her father should be opposed to Bob's Com-
pany because their fathers had disputed over political matters. As she sat there
by the window she noticed a large, ripe persimmon in the very top of the tree in
her own yard. She remembered how the two families had even argued over the
tree and how it had at last been stopped by the promise that everything that fell
on Bob's side of the fence belonged to him. She determined to procure the per-
simmon, as it would at least keep her satisfied for a few minutes.
With this determination she stealthily crept out of the house and climbed
upon the fence. Suddenly she slipped and over the fence she went! Her father
heard her scream as she fell and immediately ran to her rescue, but Bob reached
her first. Her father made several ejaculations and then commanded Bob t0
bring her to him.
"Sorry, sir, but you can't have her," returned Bob. "Remember, everything
that falls on this side of the fence is mine."
LUCILE TURNER, 1919.
From bonnie Ireland with its hills and rills,
Where the banshee reigns and the nixies prance
ln the softening twilight, a young Irish boy
Wandered, searching for life, for adventure and joy, A
'Til he came to the war-stricken trenches in France.
He found life there in a struggle with deathg -
The adventure he craved in the battle's fray,
There was no one to care if his young life was lost,
And right must be won at whatever cost,
And the boy was willing that his life should pay.
So he rushed to the battle with a will and an aim,
And loved the foe he fought to destroy.
His eyes flashed blue as the Shannon's waves.
And his laughter came light as its silvery sprays.
As he tried to cheer some dying boy.
He found in a shell-torn trench one time
A German lad wounded and pale with frightg
Patting his arm with a blithesome smile,
Said, "Faith, ye're too foine a lad to spileg
Sure, here now's ye're toime for Hightf'
As a shadowy figure into safety ran,
It implored a blessing on an Irish head.
But Germans repay in the German's own way,
And his comrades found him silent and pale where he lay,
The coat o'er his honest heart sodden and red.
He said as they came, "Ye're here and Oi'm gladg
Will ye do a little thing for me? Ye see
There's a spot in Ireland thatis dear to me heart,
In me loife, in me dreams, it has taken a partg
'Tis the grave 0' the mither o' me."
'X 'Tis covered with the 'Little Three Leaves 0' Luckf
And she said to me whin she left me,
'Jist ye whisper oft to the shamrock dear, and tell me how ye're keepin'.
Be good and just and brave, me boy, and I'll be glad in me sleepin'g
The shamrock will drop me your message'
"So it matters not where in Irelandls vales,
Or in the midst of the battle's ding
I breathe a message in the air and tell her how I love her.
It reaches her ear through a shamrock stem and she answers thro, another
'I'm proud of you now, son Tim.,
"So plant a little shamrock over me grave,
'Tis a bond 'tween us, mither and son.
I'll put me lips to its little roots and this message to her I,ll be breathin'g
The wind'll catch it as it reaches the top and waft it on to old Erin.
'Let's play, dear, me works all done., "
VVhen his comrades sat at their watches at night
Q And the wind thro' the trenches came stealing,
Laughing and teasing and playfully sighing,
They looked at each other as if replying, I,
" 'Tis Timmie's message going to Erin."
MOREE INGRAM, 1919.
Oh! Don't they look fine
Standing in such a straight lineg
Dressed in uniforms to drill,
And how they make our hearts thrill:
Theylre as cute as they can be, and guess
I'll bet they'll fight for old E. H. S.
Then more stars we will not lagg
To add to our old service Hag:
We're just as proud as we can be
just to look at them and see
How spiritually they go at it,
Like playing ball, when they're ready to bat it:
Who they are, you'd never guess,
So I'll tell you, they're the Military Boys of E. H. S.
GLADvs THOMAS AND GERTRUDE LYONS.
The History of the Allied Flags-the
4 American, English and French
When the United States entered the great world war for democracy and
freedom for all nations, from the menace of militarism, our country suddenly
became aglow with the red, white and blue. Do we really know what the red,
white and blue of our national Hag and of the national flags of our allies stand
for? If we do not, We are not doing our national emblem justice in wearing it,
for its beauty and the beauty of every flag lies in its meaning and significance.
From time immemorial the nations of earth have borne ensigns and standards
and these standards, by constant changing and revision, have gradually devel-
oped into our present-day flags among which we find the Stars and Stripes, the
British union jack and the French tri-color. Let us see if we can sketch a short
history of each.
The story of the Stars and Stripes is the story of the American nation itself,
its development signifies the amazing expansion of our country and its resources:
its evolution is symbolic of the growth of our free institutions. Up until 1777
the colonies in America had had many and varied ensigns, but no national flag
had been designed. The date of the birth of our present flag was June 14, 1777,
and the Continental Congress proclaimed its creation in a resolution which ran
as follows: "Resolved, that the flag of the thirteen United States be- thirteen
stripes, alternate red and white, that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue
field, representing a new constellation."
Many theories have been advanced as to the origin of the flag, some holding
to the one that the Stripes were borrowed from the ensign raised by john Paul
Jones on the "Alfred" in 1775, and the Stars from the colonial banner of Rhode
Island. Others say that the design came from the flag of the Netherlands, and to
support their theory they give the statements of Benjamin Franklin and John
Adams, who, after going to the Netherlands and borrowing money, told the peo-
ple of that country that we had borrowed much from their country, including the
design for our flag. The colors of our fiag, the red, white and blue, are colors
which have always been of significance. The red stands for courage, zeal and
fervencyg the white, for purity and cleanliness of life and conduct, blue is for
truth, loyalty, devotion, friendship and justice. The star signifies dominion and
sovereignty and was a part of the old Persian and Arabian flags. What more of
this world's beauty and truth could be sheltered in the folds of any flag?
The national fiag of England, or rather of the British Empire, has not had
so extensive a history as the American, but it is equally as interesting. At present
it is the combination of the crosses of St. George, St. Andrew and St. Patrick.
At the time when England, Scotland and Ireland united, a Hag was designed with
the cross of St. George above and that of St. Andrew below. This arrangement
immediately became the cause for dispute to the Scots because the upper portion
of the flag is considered more honorable than the lower, and to them it meant that
England had been placed first. The matter was appealed to the king, but he
had no power to settle the matter, as the art of heralding itself was unable to do
so. Two devices of equal value could not be made on one flag so they thought.
For a while it remained as it had been, but upon the death of Charles I the
union of the two countries was dissolved and each resumed its old flag. When
they were united again under Cromwell, the flag question again came up, and
finally the plan was devised of combining the two crosses, making both equal.
One could not be placed on top or above the other, as the lower one would have
been obliterated, and neither could they be arranged similar to the former design,
and the matter reached a crisis. It was thereupon decided to broaden the white
on one side of the red and to place the crosses diagonally in the flag. In this
manner the three crosses were combined successfully, although the continuity
of St. Patrickls cross was broken slightly. Nevertheless, the plan was adopted.
St. George. St. Patrick and St. Andrew were the patron saints of England, Ire-
land and Scotland, and it was as a memorial to them that their crosses were
placed on the national Hag of Great Britain.
Last, but not least, of the three allied flags, is the French tri-colorua flag
of simple design. On it are the three equal spaces of red, white and blue, the
blue being placed first or next to the flag staff. Several theories have been handed
down in history as to the derivation of its combination, but even the best is vague
and doubtful. The most authentic theory is that upon the capture of the Bastille,
the commander-in-chief, Lafayette, devised a new cockade of the white of the
royal family, the red and the blue, the old customary colors of France. This cock-
ade, as most historians believe. developed into the present French Hag. Another
theory linked with the French flag is that its colors were derived from the former
national flags of France-the blue of the Chape de Martin, the red of the ori-
Hamme and the white of the Bourbons. The legend of the Chape de Martin is
that it was the cloak of St. Martin, which he divided with a beggar at Amiens,
and a vision followed of Christ, making known to the angels this benevolent deed.
For a while the Monks at Marmoutier held it and later both Clovis and Char-
lemagne bore it in battle. Gradually, however, the red or scarlet banner, known
as the oriflamme, took its place as the national emblem. It, in turn, was suc-
ceeded by the white flag of the French I-Iuguenots. These are the sources from
which the colors are said to have originated. The last theory is that the national
Hag was taken from the shield of the Orleans family, the fleur de lis having
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been struck off by Philippe Egalite. During Napoleon's reign he powdered it
richly with the golden bees of his family, but they did not remain there lopg. The
simplicity of this tri-colored flag is the striking feature of its effectiveness, and
the trials of France stand half disclosed in its folds.
Since we are beginning to realize the many meanings and the great signifi-
cance of our Hags, they are becoming objects of reverence and love to us just as
formerly they were to our forefathers. Several points of Hag etiquette might
be added here that all who now have or wear them patriotically should note. In
raising or lowering a Hag it should never be allowed to touch the ground. When
it passes on parade or is being raised or lowered, all spectators should stand at
attention and with heads bared. Never should a Hag be used for drapery, al-
though frequently it is thus disregarded. A common practice is to drape it over
the speaker's table at a meeting and to place articles on top of it. Nothing should
ever be placed on top of a Hag unless it is the Bible. When a Hag becomes old,
worn and faded, it should be reverently burned, as washing it and using it for
any other purpose shows disrespect. The conclusion, now, which is most appro-
priate perhaps, is found in the beautiful words of Henry Ward Beecher: "A
thoughtful mind, when it sees a nation's Hag, sees not the Hag, but the nation it-
self. And whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag
the government, the principles, the truths, the history, that belong to the nation
that sets it forth." A
LILLIAN GARDNER, 1918.
Thrift Stamps-mark them wellg
They,ll buy the guns, the shot, the shell:
They'll back the boy-they'll win the figlitg
They'll make the Kaiser say "Good Night!"
To all the bunch of good fellows
That sailed for somewhere "over there,"
Good-bye, good luck and God bless you,
Is the wish and the earnest prayer
Of your fathers and brothers, your sisters and mothers.
Your wives and your Sweethearts, too.
May good luck attend you and all the saints befriend you
'Neath the folds of the Red, Wlhite and Blue.
Nope! We didn't win the fight, '
llut it wasn't 'cause our boys weren't right.
They worked hard, played clean ball,
But Central had such men as Fleming Hall.
Of course, we had a Cannon to mow their boys down, ,
But Central had a Bullet that made us fall to the ground
Gut boys were mad,
Our luck was badg
Central boys were glad
And their luck they had.
Which made a score
That left us sore.
lt was close to eighty-four.
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Vice-President - --
Gleam Representative ....
Eldridge Hufmun '
-------- ------Will McClellan
--- .... Edmund Hilleke
--- ---. ..-- J ohn Akin
Barney Ronfield Will McClellan
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Ellen Dupuy ....
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Thalian Literary Society
Miss Jones Miss Nelson Miss Stacey
-- --.....-.... ...... l nresident
-------- --- Vice-President
Alma Oakley ..-.. --
Ruth Baker ......
Grace Hassler ....
Eva Pitts .........
Olive Elliott ----- . -
Mary Furman -----
Brown, Annie Lou
Elliott, Willie Mae
----- Press Reporter
- - - - -----.-------- Marshal
--- ----.. Gleam Representative
Chairman of Red Cross
Secretary and Treasurer of Red Cross
Harris, Willie Mae
Hale, Carolyn Ottis
Harding, VVillie B.
La Page, Anna
Parker, Anna Lee
Sheldon, Lady Ruth
Tyson, Eula Lee
Webb, Rosa Lee
Argonian Literary Society
President ...... ........... ..... E l izabeth Maddox
Vice-President .... ....... ........ G l adys Poole
Secretary ....... ...... M ildred Levy
Treasurer .... ....... G ladys Falkner
Chaplain ......... ............. E thel Woods
Marshal ........... .... K ate Nelson Turnipseed
Press Reporter ..... ....... ............ L u Cile Long
Critic ............ ....... ..... ........ C l a rice Harrell
Chairman ............... ............... ...... A 1 ina Barber
Secretar and Treasurer ............................ ....... N orma Hickman
Gleam Representative-Anna Barber
Advisors-Mr. Simpson, Miss Thornbury
Carter, Winnie B.
Cawthorne, Irma Lee
Gay, Mary Bun
Harding, Mary L.
Hoehn, Edna Mae
Scholl, Emma Louise
Turnipseed, Kate Nelson
Shakesperean Literary Society
President ......... ........... .....
Vice-President ..... ........ .....
-- Ralph Scholl
Gleam Representative-Francis Cook
Advisors-Mr. Keller, Miss Ligon, Mr. Lester
Fred Kelly '
Mem b ers
Lieutenant Frank Troncale--- ............. ..... l 11 Command of Company
Second Lieutenant Nat Clark--..- ............. ....... L eader of Platoon I
First Sergeant John Beecher .................... .... L eader of Platoon II
Sergeant Ellis VValker
Sergeant jewel Barnes
Corporal Herman Smith
Corporal Sidney Sutherland
Corporal Will McClellan
Corporal Marvin Sandefur
Corporal Walker Mendenhall
Corporal Benjamin Stokes
Corporal Welborn VVilliams
Corporal Henry Wilkinson
I. W. Thomason
DT. T. Swan
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Vice-President ...... -- - - - -
Anna Lou Brown
Winnie B. Cafter
Lula Davis '
Willie Mae Elliot.
Edna Mae Hoehn
Effie May Powell
Irma Lee Cawthor
------------ Ralph Scholl
Kate Nelson Turnipseed
---------- Bertram Keller
Lila Bell Gray
Kate Nelson Turnipseed
---- -Mr. Sewell
----- Fred Smith
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Librarian ..... -
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Secretary-Treasurer ..... .... .......
Peter Botta -
W elborn Williams
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President ...... ........... ..... G e orge Peck
Vice-President .... ....... A nna Barber
Secretary ...... .... C laud Smithson
Treasurer ........ Ellen Dupuy
Manager ................ ............................. J ohn Hassler
Assistant Manager ......... ................................. R alph Levy
Membership Committee ..... ....
Miss Pearl Moore
Miss Florence Moore
Miss C. Neal, Norma Hickman, Freda Levy
"Letter Men" C.S'quadj
Right End ..... ' ..........-................ Francis Cook
Right Tackle--- x -.--...-.--- -.-------- W alter Johnson
Right Guard -----
Left Guard --...
Left Tackle ---.
Left End -....-
Left Halfback -...
Right Halfback ....
Quarterback -.--- -
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Guard and Tackle -.--
Center and Guard ..--
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Fayette High School ---.-..
Jelferson High -...-
Tuscaloosa High ---
Central High School ...--..
Columbiana ..--.- -
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---- -- -----Warren Mays CCaptainj
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Third Base ...--
Right Field ----
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F. Cook, J. Hassler
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Centeriield .---- ---- ----- G . McWaters
Left Field ..--- -...---.-.-....--. P . Scokel
Utility ------- ------- ----- F . Weaver, W. Stamps
Bessemer High ---. ----- 1 1 .--- --.-- E H. S.--10
jefferson High ---- --- 3 ---- --.- E . H S.-- 3
Jefferson High ---- --- 6 -.-- .--- E . H S.-- 5
T. C. I. --------- --- 4: .--- ..-.. E H S.--13
West End -.------- --- 2 .-.- -..-- E . H. S.-- 5
T. C. I. -------..----- --- 8 .--. -.--. E . H S.-- 9
Birmingham College -.------ N9 ---- ----- E . H S.-- 8
Birmingham College -------- 3 .-.- .---- E . H. S.-- 3
Bessemer High .--- --- 5 .--- ----- E . H. S.-- 4
Bessemer High ---- --- 0 ---- ----- E . H. S.-- 3
Jefferson High ---. --- 2---- .-.-- E H S.-- 0
jefferson High ---- --- 5 ---- ----- E . H S.-- 6
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Forward fRightj .... ................... F rancis Cook
Forward CLeftj .... ........ D ean Peck, Paul Scokel
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The three students at Ensley High School who earn the right to Wear an Qld
English "E" are john llassler, 'ISM Francis Cook, '20, and Allen Cannon, '18,
This letter represents a composite award of Varsity letters and is given only to
that student who obtains a letter in the four athletic activities of the High School,
namely, Football, Baseball, liasketball and Track.
Something of their work is shown below:
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QU21ftf"'ll3fk Uutfield Left guard Pole vault,
JOHN HASSLER' 92'Yd- 'lun Good hitter Fast Fair
O3-Ed' Um Fast on bases Dashes good
Right end Catcher Right Forward Standing jumps,
FRANCIS COOK Great on defense Steady Fair Shot Fair
Good on oiTeuse
One 3-hit game
Leading hitter and
and aggressive Jumps and dashes,
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I Love You
Au evening spent in the twilight
When the fire is flickering low,
Is the grandest place in all the world
To let your heart overflow,
With the sweetest kind of secrets,
Of love, of srniles, of tears,
You feel as if the whole wide world
Had lost 'niost all its fears,
And when the stars are shining down,
Through skies of darkest blue,
The shadows, fire, and loving thoughts
Are telling how "I LOVE YOU."
" "Ei," 5 ' "
--LUCILE TURNER, '19.
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wiibur johnson' "Tacky" To be cute Unnecessary Kate Nelsgn
E.,-y Def,-ybe,,.y Magnus,-' To look pretty Just so! gmt,
F3-eds Crum ,,,, Pm th,-med to death To be a musician Worried Mail from France
Willis Booth .... Sa-y T61 be 2 preacher Evefybodyfknows Knitting . I'
Lou Long ....... ? ? ? P T0 graduate LOU! Don't know
Ralph Scholl ..... Seen my girl? Hasrff any Awful Grinning
Pete Betta .,,,,, Good Golly! To Pass in Math. Wonderful Walking
Eva Pitts ....... Good evening! To be a "F" singer Pinkisll Magh, U
Hr. Simpson ....
Have you anything
to do? '
To sell 5oo Gleams
To he a preacl1er's
Like an olive
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Ellen Dupuy.... Dear me! wife Little but sweet Thalimgg,
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John Qto his motherj-"What would happen if there were no failures P"
Bill, his small brother-'fThey,d be all pastures."
Miss Ligon Qin Math. 3 classj-"Will White, did you have a brother come
Q William-"No mam, why ?"
Miss Ligon-"I used to teach a white boyf'
Mary had a little book,
Without which she never ate 5
No, it wasn't on indigestion,
Mary was going to graduate.
Alvida Tinman-"Miss Ligon, must we take the appendix ?" fmeaning in
Miss Ligon-"No, we're going to cut that out."
"Flossie" Turner, after a hot argument with Amelia -Iackson-"Well, Jack,
you may think you are the only pebble on the beach, but there's a Little Rock-
While practicing Mendelssohn's "Spring Song" in 6th period class, Miss
McNeill said: "Sopranos, sing 'from heaven above'-then tenors come in, basses
A--"Why is Freda Crum the most important girl in school ?"
B-"I don't know. Why P"
A-"Because of the high price of bread."
Louis Botta was singing the phrase, NAlsace is sighing," when Miss McNeill
"Louis," she said, "take a breath after sighing."
Miss Renken-"What? Forgotten your pencil again? What would you
think of a soldier without his gun ?"
john Moxley-"I'd think he was an officerf'
In sixth period boys' music class. Miss Going-"I'll sing 'on the banks,'
and you all come in."
First Soph.-"I don't see why they got Ralph Scholl to read the Bible."
Second Soph.-"Why, you see he is a 'Deaconf U
Margaret Wood-flames, what kind of girls do you like the best in Ensley
High School ?"
James Shelton-"O, I like the 'fat girls, of course."
Margaret W.-"Why, James, I'm not fat!"
The fire drill, the freshman
Is trying to learng
But they should worry,
They are too green to burn.
What WouE.H appen If-
Mr. Lester did not boost athletics?
Lucille Long graduated?
Miss Ligon approved of paint and powder?
The girls didn't loaf?
Miss Chase didn't give demerits?
Ensley were to beat Central?
We were to get a holiday?
Miss Burns didn't keep you in?
Mr. Simpson stopped trying to win the banner?
There were no failures ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ??
After the sham battle Corporal McClellan came in with eight prisoners.
Maj. Akers-"Corporal McClellan, how did you capture eight men?"
Corporal McC.-"I surrounded them, sir."
If a fellow graduated from High School in eight years, would he be a post-
Miss Neal Qin Latin classj-"Ralph, decline ero."
Ralph-'iWhere is it, I don't see a row."
1-The importance of raising Vegetabless ........ ..... K ate Nelson Turrlipseed
If a chicken scratches, does Ruth Peck?
No, but Ethel Wood.
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313 19th St. ENSLEY, ALA. Phone 399
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414 NINETEENTH ST.
ENSLEY PHONE 627 ENSLEY, ALA.
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PHONE 682 ENSLEY
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Phone Ensley 361
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G. B. MCCORMACK, Vice-Pres.
ROBERT E. CHADWICK, Vice-Pres.
SAMUEL C. KING, Cashier
Hood-McPherson Furniture Company
Eighteenth Street and Avenue E, Ensley
FULL LINE OF
FIRST- CLASS FURNITURE
THE HOUSE OF QUALITY
Deveraux Coal Co.
Phone 21 for Coal.
EUBANK 8: BELL
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Phone, Ensley 456 409 19th St.
The Pledger Co.
Dry Goods, Notions, Furnishings
412 Nineteenth Street
HATS CLEANED AND Bl0CKED
Shoes Shined for Ladies and
504 19th Street Ensley, Ala.
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Phone Main 5380
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2304 First Avenue
Where All the School Boys
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Cor Avenue E and 19th Street
We Shoe men, Women and
children for less
complete line of Men's
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Complete Line of
Nineteenth Street and Avenue E
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Phone Ensley 300
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