Ensley High School - Jacket Yearbook (Birmingham, AL)
- Class of 1919
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Text from Pages 1 - 162 of the 1919 volume:
PUBLISH!:!) BY THE STUDENTS OF THE
ENSLEY HIGH SCHOOL
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I ligh School Song
“THE OLD GOLD AND THE BLACK”
We have taken for our colors.
The Old Gold and The Black;
And for our school a motto “Strive Ownward and ne’er turn hack".
For our High School we will ever.
Do our best to endeavor;
To uphold the colors of cur school.
And always by the golden rule;
We’ll all as one and as of old.
Stand for our flag of the Black and Gold.
1. Davis Turner
2. Kate Nelson Tumipseed 3. Amelia Jackson
4. Merle Swann
5. Claud Walker
6. Ellen Dupuy
7. Lorena Norton
8. Raymond Hurlbert Earl McBee
9. Henry Wilkinson 10. Romaine Scott
11. Thomas Price John Wilcox
First Ore up
E. E. Smith Daisy Stacey Margaret Ligon Wm. J. Mims May Chase Mary Kate Hood Elizabeth Smith [ Cap Neal 1 Second Group ... Principal Registrar Mathematics Lai in
C. W. Crum y ) J. W. Samuels -E’ma Burns ) Grace Miller J. Millican Emmaline Nelson Margaret Simpson Man. Bryan ) Third Group Science History Science French and Spanish History
Vallie Young White j Sarah E. Glass Eva Vaughn i Ruby Hanlin J. A. Tobin Ruth Renken Rachel Thomburv ( Ophelia O’Neal ( Fourth Group English Commercial Art Domestic Science
Grace Hillhouse. R. R. Schmitz Minnie McNeill Vocal Music Vocational Vocal Music
J A. Lipscomb Vocational
(', E Amos Hand
I. I. Tackson Atechanical Drawing
M. F. Bridgess Vocational
Cornelia MacDonald Evelyn Going Lowella Hanlinf Mrs. Thweat S Clara Harper Steele. Fred Wiegand
Spanish Vocal Music Piano
AN SLEW ALICE "Fatty"
"She's little but site's wise,
She's a terror for her size"
“Thalians." “Athletic,” “VVm. Greenhill.” Ambition: To be a heart breaker.
BARTLETT, RUTH 4 Rufus"
44 Iler air, her manner, all tvho saw admired "
4 Thalian.” “Athletic,” “Commercial
Ambition: “To lx- manager of the E. H. S. Lunchroom.”
Black were her eyes as the berry that grew by the wayside:
Black yet how softly they gleamed 'neath the dark shades of her tre-ses.
Ambition: To look and act “Frenchy”.
“.Vever idle amoment but thrifty and thoughtful of others."
Ambition: To exceed Theda Bara as a “vamp”.
14BROWN ANNA LOU
“She sits in a mystery calm and intense And looks coaly around her with sharp common sense."
Ambition: To lx? eternally happy.
BUSBY. SADIE “Shorty”
“Small in stature with a mind supreme that knoiveth not the meaning of the word impossible"
“Athletic,” “Argonian .
Ambition: To be a social butterfly.
“She is meek and soft and maiden like".
4 Thalian”.“AthleticM,“Commerciar,“Country School.”
Ambition: To travel
“For her heart was in her work
And the heart giveth grace into every heart".
“Argonian,” “Athletic,” “Lyric,” “Commercial”.
Ambition: To have lets of money.
'Devoted, anxious, generous void of guile And with her whole heart's welcome in her smile."
"Marshall of Argonian,” “Athletic”.
Ambition: To be a successful business woman.
“ Her happy laugh and cheerful manner brighten all sorts of weather."
“Athletic,” “Argonian,” "Lyric.”
Ambition: To take a Kissel-car to the University of Wisconsin with me.
".-1 friend sincere and true"
Ambition To be a “snappy” chorus girl.
"Music resembles poetry in each arc nameless graces which no methods teach".
“Athletic”, Pianist Senior Class,” "Thalian Literary Society,” “Lyric Club,” “Athletic Association.”
Ambition: To succeed Paderweski.
16DEATON, FAYE “Caps", "Deaton".
" Her eyes are as the twilight fair Like Starlight loo her golden hair".
C. H. S.—“ Drama tic ' “Astrea”.
E. H. S. “S. S. S.,” “Thalian" Press reporter, Vice-President Athletic “18 and 19," “Senior Class Treasurer."
Ambition: To own a “hot dog" stand.
DUPUY, ELLEN "liken'
"O, how wonderful is the human voice!
"It is indeed the organ of the soul"
“S. S. S.”,"Sr. Class Soloist..Freasurer Tha-
lian 17," “Novelry 17." “President Thalian 18." “Treasurer Athletic 17. 18. 19". “Gleam Staff 18 and 19,” “Treasurer Lyric Club 18," “Sponsor Track Meet 16." “President Lyric Club 19“ “Secretary of League of Societies 19". “Commercial Club 19." “Four Minute Speaker 18." “Ex-Committee Carnival 19" “Operetta 19." Ambition: To sing in “Grand Opera.”
"You may depend upon him to stand against the wares of life."
Ambition: To get married.
“ Wrath, courage, honor—these indeed your sus-tenance and birthright are".
“Delphian”, “5-W’s ”
Ambition: To be Mayor of Pratt City.
“She has a smile for every joy, a tear for every sorrow, an excuse for every fault, an encouragement for every hope.”
“Marshall 15. Secretary 17, President 18 and 19 of “Argonian.” Librarian 16. Treasurer 17. “LyricClub”,Vice-President Athletic 17’7‘Spon-sor Central Game'V'Novelry 17 and 18”.“President of Better Speech League”. “Historian Senior Class.” “S. S. S.”
“ I full rich nature, free to trust,
Truthful and almost sternly just.
Impulsive, earnest, prompt to act And make her generous thought a fact".
“Lyric.” “Athletic.” “Senior Statistician.”
Ambition: To lie like Miss Ligon.
La PpAGE. ANNA “A mind of gentle thoughts and noble deeds"
“Secretary Thalian 19,” “Athletic,” “College Days 18.” “Amazons 19.”
Ambition: To be a cashier in a "La Chien Cafe.”
“There is no true orator who is not a hero".
Ambition: To accomplish great things without labor.
18LYLE, GLADYS “Tommy"
“ Her smile, her speech, her winning way Whiled all the little hoy's lime away".
“S. S. S.”. “Argonians”, “Athletic”, “Amazon “Prophet of Senior Class.”
Ambition: To lx? like my “Dad”.
"So willing to do for others”.
Ambition: To be a regular man like Mr. Tobin.
MALONE. ANDREW “Men of few words are the best men". “Shakesperean.” “Athletic.”
Ambition: To be a traffic cop.
Truth is the sunniest of being.
(Honors) “Shakesperean." “Athletic,” “Band” “Orchestra.”
Ambition: To be a fireman on a peanut wagon.
"Great of heart, magnanimous, courageous"
(Honors) “Athletic' Treasurer Shakesperean” “Varsity Football 17 and 18.” “Varsity Track Team,” “Corporal Company C, Military Unit.”
Ambition: To be in love.
MEYER. ALICE "So patient, and peaceful so loyal and true". “Athletic”.
Ambition: To lx the owner of a chewing gum factory.
MONTGOMERY, JANIE "A tender heart, a will inflexible".
Ambition: To lx healthy, wealthy and wise.
“Violets transformed to eyes.
Enshrined a soul within their blue"
Ambition: To lx a great leader of woman’s suffrage.
She has wit. beauty and human sympathy.
And so she’s universally beloved.
Ambition: To have every “Frenchy” sing “Oui. Oui. Marie".
“She looks as clear as morning roses newly washed with dew”.
“Argonian," “Commercial," “Athletic".
Ambition: To take advantages of my “golden opportunities in 1920! ?!"
“The bloom of opening flowers insullied beauty Softness and sweeteel innocence she wears'.
“Thalian". “Athletic", “Lyric". “Novelry" 17 "Operetta”. “College Days".
Ambition: To lx? a toe dancer.
POWELL, EFF1E MAE
“As fresh as the fairest flowers in May”.
“Lyric". “Athletic",“C. C."
Ambition: To lx? an old man’s darling.
"What e’er he did was done with so much ease In him alone twas natural to please".
"Sergt. Cadet Corps”, “Delphian”, “Athletic” "Thanksgiving Plays 15,17.18”, “College Days” "Amazons”, "Carnival”.
Ambition: To be a hot-air merchant.
"So demure and sweetly kind Tis hard a belter one to find"
"Lyric”, “Argonian”, "Athletic”, "Commercial.”
Ambition: To be a musician.
"The mind is the standard of the man".
"Athletic”. "President Delphian 17”, President of Glee Club 17". "Amazons”. "Lyric”, "Cheer Leader of Athletics", "Member of League of Societies” "President of Senior Class.”
Ambition: To make "C” on a theme.
ROBERTSON, MABEL "Let the world slide; I'll not budge an inch". Ambition: To be a debutante of 1920.
0, she is fair ami fairer than the word of wondrous virtues.''
Ambition: To teach in country school.
SHELTON. EARLENE "Culie"
"She was always ready with a smile straight from her heart."
Ambition: To be popular.
‘ .-1 merry heart goes all the day."
“Miscellaneous Editor Gleam 19”, “President Band 17 and 18”. “Orchestra 16. 17, 18, 19”, “Thalian”, “Athletic.”
Ambition: To be as sensible as Ilanlin and as good looking as Miss Renken.”
“Gentleness is power"
Ambition: To lx? an ice cream manufacturer. Yum! Yum!
“Born for success, he seemed With grace to win and heart to hold".
"Secretary Senior Class”, President Commercial Club”.
Ambition: To have an ambition.
TURNER, LUCILE "Loot" "Turner”
"To know her was to love her Love but her, and lore forever".
C. H. S.—"Astraea". "Athletic”.
E. H. S. "S. S. S.", "Vice-President Thalians 18, President 19". "Secretary Athletic”. "Secretary Commercial,” "Amazons.”
Ambition: To lx? a calx-ret dancer in Deaton’s hot dog stand.
TURNIPSEED, KATE NELSON
"Her presence fell on our hearts like a ray of sunlight".
"S. S. S.". "Argonian Marshall 18", "Vice-President 19". "Vice-President Lyric Club 18”, "Literary Editor Gleam 18 19”. "College Days" "Executive Committee of Carnival". “Novelry 17 and 18", "Essayist Senoir Class".
Ambition: To have a date June 1. 1922. (There’s a reason i.
" Kind her eyes and innocent, and all her bearing gracious"
Central "Astraea", "Euterpean".
E. II. S. "Argonian”, "Athletic".
Ambition: To learn to look "distinguished.”
The reason firm, (he temperate will,
Endurance. foresight, thought and skill.
‘'Athletic,” “Shakesperean.” “5-W’s".
Ambition: To have Prof. E. E. Smith as a pupil.
WILLIAMS, WELBON “ He likes good wit and has his share oi it." “Athletic,” “Glee Club.”
Ambition: To be a live-wire.
“ Wit and wisdom were born with this man".
“College Days”. “Amazons”, “Delphian”, “Athletic".
Ambition:To grin forever.
“A warm heart is the gift of nature.”ZIVITZ, EMANUEL
“ Happy the tune wherein, he timed his memory violin".
Ambition: To elope with one of our A. B. C. girls! !—
—o— ZUBER, MAMIE
"She is gentle, she is shy".
Ambition: To be a typical stenographer, “Wax” ‘Nall!
Nature might stand up and say to all the world "This is a man".
“Varsity Football 17 and 18”, "All Prep 18”. “President 8th Semester Glee Club”, “Shakes-perean”, “Athletic”, “Vice President Senior Class.’'
“ He is a man of honor, of noble and generous nature."
Ambition: To own a cut down Ford.
26SARA LEE BANKS
Daughter of Capt. and Mrs. L. F. Banks, noth of whom were, at one time, members of the Enaley High School Faculty.
Abele, Elmer Albert, Mildred Almgren, Fred Bates, Thelma Botta, Louis Carmen, Charles Coker, Lila Clark, Mildred Davis, John Ellis, Eliza Evans, Lillian Hilleke, Edmund Jackscn, Amelia Kennedy, Gaye Keller. Betrrm Kyle, Fred Logan, Jce Mader, Doris Martin, Mary Anne
Nagel, Alfred Nelson, Nellie Norton. Lorena Peacock, Lucile Puckett, Dolly Reynolds, Margaret Rcsenfeld, Max See kel, Nicholas Sa tt. Rcmaine Sims, Lcuis Snapp, W ill Slcan, Lou Spradlin. Ada Swann, Merle Turner. Davis Turner, Lcuis Turner. Florence Tutt , Marie30Sixth Semester
Arnold, Ruby Baird, Ruby"
Baker, Ruth Bell. Rachel Buck, Katherine Cary, Annabel Cook. Francis Crim, Pauline Crum. Paul Davis, Edna Driskill. Cathleen Gibbs, Nellie Gillean, Pauline Glaze, Beryl Hodges. Mable Holmes, Gertrude Home, John Hurlbert, Raymond Johnson, Maggie
Jordan. Lucille Jordan. Norman Kaufman, Lena Low re y, Ellen McClellan, Henry McLecd, Ruby Merchant. Willis Page Rose Peke, Alpheus Rogers, Will Savage. Ruth Scholl. Dolly Scholl, Ralph Thaxton, I-ovie Turner, Lucile Tuggle, Evelyn Tyson, Eulalie Walker, Claud
Benton, Clarence Cox, Ralph Edwards, Ronald Gardner. Carroll Kelly. Fred McBride, Earl McLaren. Douglas Richards. Horace Whitehead, Hulan White. William Wilcox, John Bell. Vallie Browne, Lula Sam Busby, Jessie Donehoo, Mary Pant. Ethel Foster. Eliazbeth Furman. Mary Gay, Mary Burns Glenn. Claudia Goodwin. Hazel Gray. Lila Belle
Gullahorne. Aileene Hanchey, Valeria Love, Irene Lule, Edith Lyons. Gertrude Malone. Nellie McCarty, Maxine McElhenney, Nell Merritt, Ollie Millar. Marion Moog. Aileene Proctor, Velma Riordan, Elizabeth Russell, Emily Sanders, Eloise Sheldon. Lady Ruth Spurgeon, Katie Thompson, Katherine Thompson, Minnie Trucks, Monteray Whatley, Orilla Young, Bess
Auston, Paul Bell, Sam By rum, Robert Bondurant, Marie Brown. Thyrza Cannon, Herbert Crowe, Raymond Coleman, Percy Craig, Kathryn Claypool, Elizabeth Danelutti, Elisa Evans, Catherine Fayet, Nora Fryer. Nell Fields, Watson Fosset, Grace Hay, Virginia Hammille, Thomas Huffman, Eldridge Johnson, Thelma Kellogg, Hope Landers, E-Clsie Matthieu, Margaret McBride, Margaret Mandv, George Means, Eldridge McIntosh, W. C. Nelson. Mary Osment, Clarence Powell, Frank Reeves, Eula Richardson, Joe Rutledge, Mattie Robson, Margaret Simpson. Catherine Spence, Josephine Summers, Virginia Sams, Marvin Shelton, James Smith, Earl Tidmore, Erskine Vaughn, Hubert Webb, Rosalie White, Elizabeth Wood, Gladys Wood, Margaret Walker. Thomas R., Jr. Williams. Comer
Adair. Frazer Albert, Gladys Anderson, W illiam Applebaum, Oscar Blankenship, Vera Bradley. Ruby Braswell. Sidney Brooks, Julia Butler. Georgia Chambers, Clio Clark. Lucile Cooper. Lowell Cutcliff. William Dixon, Gertrude Douglas, Ralph Durbin, Glen Erickson, Lillian Farmer, Alvin Frederick, Mary Freeman. Paul Gandy, John Green, Carl Gurley. Nellie Hassler, Grace Hassler .Preston Hooks, Susie Huey, Mary Bell Huifstutler, Thos. Johnston, Ophelia Keller. Julian
Kemp, George Kifer, Kladys Kimbrough. Willie Lawson, George Levegue, Rosine Lusk. Hazel Lynali, Howard Mason, W’aldine McArdle, James McCullough, Bernice Mendenhall, Harold Mentzell, Margaret Mitchum. Beatrice Moebes, Irene Moxley, Sadie Murphree, Birtrue Peck, Ruth Regan. I ois Reynolds. Camille Roberts, Leon Russell. Katie Mae Short. Edna Sparks. Helen Tvson. Alice Wells, Ella Mae Winfield. Mattie W’right, Nellie Young, Mary Zell, Mary Lucile
Adams, Mildred Adams, Ernest Albano, Dutch Aloia, Joe Ansley, Lucille Anthony, J. T. Avery, Mildred Bacon. Bill Barker. Amzi Bark. Gummard Bell, Stewart Beovert. Beulah Braswell. Olla Mae Brown, Hazel Bryant. Pearl Busby, Mary Alice Burns. Zed Burton. Richard Buxton. Christina By rum, Thomas Caine, Billy Calloway, Sam Cantey, Lila Mae Cole, Dubose Cowart. Willadene Davis, Pauline Doak, Jeanie Edwards, Louise Edwards, Ethel Ellison, Albert English, Walter Evans, Grace Pauli, Mildred Franklin. Virgil Freret Lawrence Gaither, Lucille George, Esmonde Gilmore Jeanette Givens, Onia Gossett. Letty Belle Gough. Willie Hamilton, Dessie Harris, Mae Willie Hardca tel, Leslie Harris, Mabel
Hayes, Ramsy Hays, Peare Harrison. Mildred Henderson, Annie Mae Hrabowski. Julia Beth Hickman, Will Holt. Salena Johnston, Margaret Jones. Cecil Kelley, Henry Kenda, Anna Keenon, John Kuhne, Louise Lacey, Ethel Landgrebe, Elizabeth Lee, Donia
Lipscombe, Linnie Mae Lockett, Flora Looney, Annie Maude Long, George Luquire, Gena Maclin, Hazel Mackenzie, Sarah Martin, Mae Mason, Dolly Meager, Margaret Monifee, Annie Myer, Irene Mendenhall, Bronwin Miller, Ray Morrison. Carl McClure, Jet tie Mae Mclndoe, Margarate McCauley. Mae McHall, Martin McQueen, Altheo Nelson, Ruth Neyer, Alfred Oakley, Goldman O’Brien, Cecila Outlaw, Rhoda Parkel, Chad s Parker, Anni Lee Pennington, Edward Perkins, Rob’t King
Preston, Reid Proctor, Erlinc Pitts. Merle Roy, Bernice Ranson, Helen Rayton, Francis Revis, Mae Richards, Irene Richards, Susanetta Richards, Edna Roberts, Flora Sanderson, Evelyn Sessions. Carolyn Seroyer, Pickins Sintes, Fred Sides, Leland Salter. Elizabeth Scarbrough. Margrate Shackleford. Julia Scholl. Paul Smith. Ruby Mae Smith. Myrtle Spencer, joe Martin Swann. Olivia Smales, Edna Syx, Edith Tinklepaugh, Russell Toilet. Christina Todd, Sibyl Trembling. Ernest Turnipseed. Wm. Walker. Damon Walker. Edna Warren, Nellie Wilson, Nora Mae Wilhite, Violet Williams, Auberrie Williams. I'orgas Williams, Ruthven Woodrow, Walter Whorton. Helen Worrel, Willie Young, Alvah
3: 40First Semester
Abernathy, Dyer Adams, Lena Albert, Louise Adams, Mary Almgren, Kina Arnold, Hollis Anderson, Adaline Arnold, Mary Lee Averyt, Bertha Baird. Marguerite Baker, Owen Baker, Arthur Bell, Roach Beal, Myra Butler, Lilian Brigman, Walter lien ton. Flora Blough, Nancy Brown, Benson Bryant. Floyd Bryum, Adelaide Bowles, Mae Bonfield, Harry Brackwell, Ellis Branch, Oliver Brown, Henry Bums, Guy Burns. Cisel Briggs .Louise Caddell. Lois Cale, Luther Canont, Annie
Clark, Jeanette Chandler, Malcoln Connor, Rudolph Clouse, Mildred Cross, Inez Cross, Catherine Clowers. Josephine Cook, Irene Crabtree, Alma Dabney. Florence DeFlaney, Ruby Dodd. Hazel Dickett, Ruth Dunlap, Thelma Daniel, Goff Dees, Katie Dean, Wesley Dill, William Dunbar, Leola Durham. Nell English. Bennett Eddings, Mabelle Evans, Annie Mae Elliot. Thelma Fancher, Nannie Raze Farley, Hubert Flantt. Ellen Foster. Allen Fontille, Paul Fontille, Madeline Fason, Annie Lee Field, Juanita
Fox. Elizabeth Gilbert, Coleman Gibbs, Agnes Gibson, Ruby Gandy, Mary Gilbert Arthur, Garner. Andy Gilmore, Grace Graddv, Mae Dell Greer, Alberta Grinstead, Francis Greenhill Clay Goodman. Estelle Graves, Charles Gravlee, Luculle Guilian. Mary Gullom, Joxephine Gunn, Jessie Harding. Annie Mae Harrel, Junisus Haigler, Davis Hall. Shelby Hill. Ophelia Haigler, Ernest Harwood, Victor Hufhan. Charles Harris. Eloise Hendricks, Jenny Henderson, Earline Holt, Alabama Hooper, Grace Hurley, Gladys
Ilassler, Dan Jenkins, Celia Johnston, Jeanette Keith. Charles Kelly. Merle Kilpatrick, John Kennedy, Earl Kroinder, James Koelher. Amelia Kona, Edith Lawson, Ethel Lewis, Virienne Lovett. Everett Lovett, Fred Lindsay, Ruby Martin. Emma McCollough, Gordon McPherson, Frank Moore, Claud Marler. Teona Merrill, Hubert McCullar, Vera Lee Meeks. Grace Minor, Fannie Mae Mitchell Janet McEachern , Mary McGarrv, Edward McBride, Addie Mills, Olive Murphree, Clarence Marty, Harold McDuffie, Wilburn
McClellan, Merilouisa Nickols, Julius North, Elizabeth Ozley, Mattie Lee Obrien, Clarence Peck, Wilbur Powell, Sidney Patterson. Jessie Mae Parker, Clara Park, Robert Ponder. Laura Powell. T. J.
Puckett, Florence Priest, Roy Quigley, Tom Reynolds, Vergia Riggan, Grace Rosenfeld, David Rausin. Frank Richards, Glennie Sherman, Louise Short. Thersca Slovik, Jennie Smith. Gladys Smith. James Spano, Antiono Spurgeon, Mattie Street, Eugene Strickland. Giles Swindle, Oscar Sachrider. Lois Slagg, Katie
Stewart, Grace Snapps, Nellie Syler, Bonnie Stuart, Lottie Seal. Annie Smith. Willie Mae Stephenson, Maud Swain, Shubad Tobert, Mildred Tucker. Irma Mae Thomas, John Tyler. Winfrey Thompson, Beatrice Thompson, Jewel Treadway, Violet Taylor, Houston Turner, Mary Vaughn. Lucille Vaughn. Vernon Vowell, John Earle Wigington, Mamie Wilson, Velma Williams, Mildred Walker, James Weinbery, Ralph White, Tewellyn White. Ida Williams, Thelma Whitlock, Lois Young Call Roger, William
MERLE 3WAN ISForeword
This commencement number of the Gleam, like all of its predecessors, represents the entire student body. Its name means the beginning of something new for those going out. for those coming in. and for those who are enrolled at present. To those going out. commencement means the beginning of a new life. Be it college or business, their future lives will be different from those thru which they have gone the past four years. But their future lives will be more or less influenced by their Knsley High career We prophesy a brilliant future for them, for they have fully assimilated the spirit which has made this school such an important factor in the activities of this community.
To the ones coming in. commencement also means the beginning of new existence. Here they will become more prepared, more important and more ambitious. And in time, they too. will go forth eager and ready to tackle life’s problems. But to those who are students at present, it means vacation. It means rest from the duties thru which they have faithfully gone the past nine months. But those are duties which have been made pleasant and encouraging thru the spirit of sendee.
We, the editors, hope that the Gleam will continue to be published as long as Ensley High remains an institution for knowledge, and that it may serve as a landmark to those leaving school, as a guardian to those who are entering, and as an advisor to those who are registered as students. The only way those hopes can be fulfilled is for every one to take some active part in the several undertakings of this institution and in turn those activities will be recorded in the Gleam.
How appealing “home” sounds to every one who has been away a long time and how good one feels to come back and get rid of that miserable feeling—homesickness! So Ensley High School is the home of every graduate to whom the time comes when memories alone of school life are left as his share. Alt ho he was anxious, and alt ho he did say he was glad that he was to have no more school, now. he feels as if he would give anything to be able just to go back once more, and see all those friends who struggled so hard for that diploma side by side with him!
What fun all those homesick alumni could have if all the members of the class could gather sometime and discuss old times! How they would replay that game in which Central was at last defeated, and how they would recall that day when they had a feast in Latin class, and a whole period actually slipped by without a lesson! Then, too, there would be the joy of discovering another “teacher’s pet’ who hadn't been seen in ages!
After all why couldn’t there be a day set aside annually for a regular reunion -a “Home Coming Day!" And perhaps those used-to-be-school-children would enjoy a banquet with a real toast-mistress! Let’s set aside the Thursday of Commencement week, so that they may look forward to this one day when they can discuss and recall the days of such hard and yet such good times at Ensley High School!
—Amelia Jackson, ’20.
46Has it ever occurred to you that some day we must leave Ensley High School where our happiest, most care-free days are spent? What memories of these days do we prize most? Almost any high school student when questioned will answer immediately, "Why, my Gleams, of course."
As the Gleam situation is now in Ensley High School, we have a Gleam published only when the pupils of the higher semesters can get up spirit enough in the the school, to justify undertaking. The pupils in the lower semesters seem to think that it is the Seniors paper exclusively and they have no responsibility in making it a success. However, they should realize that the Gleam without their co-operation and loyal support cannot be the excellent paper we desire it to be. It is true ail papers they submit may not lx published, for only the best material can be used. However, this is no reason they should not make an effort.
When you speak of the Gleam as "our school paper." you should ask yourself the questions, "Is this really my school paper?” "Have I assisted in any way that it might lx published?" If you can answer these questions in the affirmative, you are justified in speaking of it in that manner. Otherwise, you are a fraud, for you are claiming possession of something which really does not belong to you.
All these questions must be considered before we can think of having a permanent Gleam. We should have a "Gleam Organization" in Enslby High School, just as there is an "Athletic Organization." If everyone would give his loyal support it could easily publish four issues each year -Small ones at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, then a larger one at the end of each year. The size and cover of our caster issue for 1919. is very good to use as a standard type for the smaller Gleams. For the final we could have one of a larger size and a better cover, similar to papers published by colleges. I f we prize our paper as we should and as most of us do. we will all join in a "Gleam Movement," to effect the permanent establishment of the Gleam by and for the pupils of Ensley High School.
-Lucile Peacock. 21.
Breathes there the school with soul so dead, whose pupils never to themselves have said, "This is my own, my High School Library?” I am afraid that there are many schools of this kind and until now we have been one of them. We are just waking up to the fact that we are large enough and strong enough to have a library in our school.
Do you realize the swiftness with which our school is developing? Every year our student body is steadily increasing in numbers and every year we are adding to the different departments. Within the last year two new courses of study have been added for which major credit is given, music and vocational training. Now, lest we forget, let us not overkxjk one of the most important branches of our school, a library.
The students of the Ensley High School have been looking forward with happy anticipation to the time when we would own and maintain a library here at the school building, and their anticipation is now about to be realized. We must have a library lxfore our school will lx complete, for no institution of learning is complete without one. Already the student body has shown its interest and enthusiasm by so generously contributing to the library fund.
So let us have a Library Loan Drive as that is what it will be. for we sha’l get much more out of a library than we shall ever put in it. We want it and we will have it. Just as we have said We will win in athletics, let us say we will win in this cause for a library.
•17We, of the Ensley High School, wish to dedicate this small space to the talented boys who have left our dear school, only to rise to higher attainments in the musical world. In the graduating class of 17 and '18 combined, there were no more than 15 boys, not all of these belonging to the school Glee Club. Each year only a small percentage of our graduates decide in favor of that dear old standby, the University, and from these two departing classes, three boys reached the glory of becoming members of the Glee Club of that institution of learning.
The fortunate ones of the class of T7 were Herbert Brush and Alston Busby, while Jennings Drummond was accepted from the later class. John Hassler, who would have been a graduate of the class of this year, had Uncle Sam not needed him. also became a member. Alvin Keller, from the class of T6 is Pianist for the club. We are especially proud of Joe Hickman, who achieved thru his very promising voice, the honor, that was wishes on nineteen out of three-hundred boys, of becoming a member of the famous West Point Choir, where he has been in training for the past year.
We know that everyone cannot be a Caruso, or a McCormick, but still we expect to hear great things from these boys in the future, and wish each of them all the good luck that could possibly be bestowed upon any one individual. Would it not lx great to think that some famous artist had discovered his voice in one of Miss McNeill’s music classes?
—Caroline Henshaw, '17.
What is the essence of living during one’s school days? What is it that gives to one that thankfulness that he is living? What inspiration is it that gives an untiring and steadfast devotion to see your school triumph whether it lx in athletics, debating or activities in the school?
What prompts a crowd of lx ys to hoist the victor of a foot ball game on their shoulders? What impetus is it that makes you want to yell and yell for your team? What inner feeling urges you to do your utmost that your school may win?
What commands your respect to a teacher, a speaker or a visitor? Why do you feel so good when someone praises our plays or concerts or bands or when you hear that Ensley High School has surpassed all schools in the state in a noble cause? You feel the same when you say that America is your native land, and not once has "Old Glory" trailed in defeat.
When you feel some day that you love your classmates, your teachers, your baseball team, and your coach, that you don't want to leave this good old place that it’s a joy to come to school, you haven't spring fever—you're getting School Spirit!
—Ralph Levy, T9.
The Gleam wishes to lake this opportunity to announce to the entire student body tha a new office has been created in the school The new office is that of school reporter, and Mr. Percy Coleman has the honor of being the first to be appointed. Mr. Coleman is a regular contributor to the Gleam and its editors rejoice that the Ensley High School has such a promising young man as Mr. Coleman for such an honorable and important position.
Let's hate a home-coming day
The morning sun was adjusting itself in the rose tinted sky and was preparing to repeat the work of the day before. This consisted mainly of wilting down all the starched collars that chanced to meet its rays. As these gleams of sunshine gleamed and glittered on the tawdry jewelry in the show windows of Levinsky Co., they glorified them until they became very fine imitations of the real articles. On the inside of this combination jewelry and pawn shop, the sole owner was giving vent to his personal feelings through the medium of all the members of his dried-up old body, especially his feet. He was so deeply engrossed in the thought that nothing couid divert him as he stamped up and down the narrow aisle between the dingy wall and the ram-shackle counter. At regular, short intervals he would pause or meditate while he ran his claw-like fingers through his scraggy head. Then, after emitting a low curse in Hebrew, he would resume his agitated pacing.
It could not have been business conditions that caused Abraham Levinsky to be so aroused. No, it was far worse than that. Old Abe had money enough laid by to keep a small-sized bon-fire well supplied, for a good length of time, had he been so disposed. But he had only one child. When Louie was but a little tot, old Abe used to prop his feet on the scarred and ancient desk and dream of the time “Levinsky Son" would be the ones that set the pace for the other jewelers to cater to. But now, well, that is what the trouble and this tale is about.
To begin with, Louie had proved a disappointment in many respects. But do not labor under the impression that he was not a bright boy. for just two years ago, in his eighteenth year, he had left school with the highest honors. But -he was timid! Old Abe had not the slightest doubt in the world about from whence this trait of character descended. It was surely from his mother’s side for, who had ever heard of a true Levinsky being abashed, no matter how trying the circumstances might be?
From this source, there sprang another thorn to pierce his father’s side. Louie was, apparently not a lady’s man. All through his school days he had been quite, meek and submissive at all the entertainments that he had been forced to attend. Now, that these ordeals were over, the watchful parental eye could discern no desire, what-so-ever to form any kind of entangling alliance.
Not that the elder Levinsky wished his son to be a male “Vamp", by any means, but there had always been another party concerned in his visions of his star’s future. It was his great ambition to become allied with the wealthy Cohen family through the dimpled, little hand of Becky, the much petted and only child. But as yet, during years of the most careful observation, he had been unable to detect even the smallest semblance of affection between his heir and his ideal.
But aside from all of these broken up dreams, there was real pressing trouble that was troubling Levinsky. He had always been generous in his allowances of spending money for Louie. But here of late, strange events had occurred that caused him to be more on his mettle than ever before. For the last three weeks this set amount had been overdrawn. Where the money went was a mystery to the old man. Louie never told particulars and always avoided a criminating answer by carefully avoiding the direct question. This was usually accomplished by telling a funny incident and escaping while his benefactor was lost in mirth. But Levinsky ground out an oath, from between his clenched teeth, that the next time that Louie got Ten Dollars, he
49would know all about it. Not that the least idea was entertained that Louie was “shootin craps” but Old Abe did not know whether he was above “playing the ponies” or not.
The two clerks arrived and the day’s grind began. Levinsky was not troubled with his meditations again until about six-thirty that evening, when in walked Louie, himself. He was attired in the latest loud styles. He gave a condescending nod to the clerks and then drew near his father. The first glance told him that all was not well with the old man. But having gone so far, it would be folly to retreat. So he decided to brave the wrath of the lion in his own den. After inquiring about the health of all the company present and finding that it was not the gout that was causing all the sour looks, he deemed it time for him to settle down to business. His initial step was to ease over to the cash drawer. “Fadder.” he began, sweetly, after he had transferred two bills of large denominations from their resting place to his pocket, "I need Ten Dollars worse than I ever did before in all my !
"Look here, Louie!” Old Abe broke in, as he sprang from his chair, "Dis will make the forth time you got Ten Dollars and don’t tell me about what its for! For why do you want Ten dollars?"
“Speculatin’. Fadder. Speculatin',” Louie returned,, "Say did you ever hear that one about the ‘Three Swedes’
This was more than Old Abe could stand. But he had sworn that he would not laugh so he let out his pent-up emotions by heaving a large bundle of papers at his off-spring’s head. Young Levinsky escaped that catastrophe by ducking behind the counter and flying tc the door. The old fellow when left in silence, determined that he would find out just what kind of speculating his son was doing. But he was so up-set that he could not remain on duty until closing up time, so he instructed his employees and plodded home.
When young Levinsky left home that night, he was not aware of the fact that only a block behind him trailed his father. Old Abe’s eyesight was as good as ever and not a moment of that lithe young fellow was overlooked by him. It seemed for awhile that Louie was trying to out do him for Abe grew greatly exhausted. Then, all of a sudden, their march was halted in front of a large brown stone mansion. From the location, Levinsky recognized it as Cohen’s abode! His old heart began to beat with joy! Could his son. after all, be carrying out the plan that he had most wished for? But then he remembered, with a scowl, the money. What connection could there be between Becky and the ten-a-week. Until this dark thought struck him he was ready to go home satisfied, but now he would stay and see the whole thing through.
Louie bravely mounted the steps and rang the door l ell. The door yawned open and he vanished within. A short time passed, but it seemed an age to the Levinsky on the sidewalk. He was about ready to call out the riot squad and rescue his heir, when the door again opened. This time, the light that flooded from the inside revealed the adorable Becky hanging on the arm of Louie. This was the prettiest picture that had met his vision for a long, long time, though Old Abe’s mind was a ittle muddled by this culmination of curious occurences. In order to do justice to lis plan he had to follow as closely behind them as he dared. Where they were going was not worrying him nearly so much as the length of time they should spend in getting there.
At last they reached a large, wooded park. The young couple chose a seat under a large spreading oak. It was an ideal night for love-making and all that sort
50of thmg for all the elements seemed to sympathize with them. The jovial old moon hid its face behind a cloud lest its teams should betray any delicate secrets. The winds were softly breathing out the fragrant, sweet vapors that they had spent all day in absorbing from the flowers. The climatic conditions were just cold enough to make the happy pair feel more comfortable when they were real close together.
Old Ate was at a loss as to just how he could get near enough to them to enjoy what was going on without being discovered. He crept around behind the tree to see hw thw land lay there. His spirits rose when he found a ladder leaning against the huge trunk of the oak. This was his great opportunity, so he climbed up this and emerged out upon a limb, directly above his victim’s heads. From his location Le-vmsky had a fine chance to get a bird’s-eye-view of the city without being a bird But the lights of the city held no interest for him at that particular time. It was with smothered breathing that he watched the proceedings below.
There was Louie, his own son. whom he thought so timid making love to the richest and most sought after young lady in town! To his attentative ear. this conversation wafted up to him:
“Becky, don’t you love me any?”
“A little bit.”
“Then why do you run around with that (ioldstein fellow?”
“A girl’s got to have some one to go with, hasn’t she?”
“Yep, that’s right.”
Then after a long and dreadful silence.
"Becky,” Louie began, “Will you let me put my arm ?
“Say, Louie." Becky questioned, “What did I tell you last week.”
"Alright then.” grumbled the enlightened Louie.
Ate saw him thrust his hands into his pockets and then the two five-dollar bills were revealed in the pale moonlight. Becky accepted the money. Then Louie, in a very matter-of-fact way put his arm around her trim little waist. It was with the greatest difficulty that Old Ate kept from breaking the intense silence himself.
"Louie. Becky softly sighed as she leaned at little closer to him, "Do you remember the first night you came out here?”
"I should say I do.” Louie returned, "It cost me ten dollars just tositby you.” “Well, the next?”
"Yep, it cost me ten more to hold one of your hands.”
"Uh-Huh.’ Louie remembered, "It set me back ten again, to hold both of vour hands at once.”
All at once, it came to Abe’s mind that the kind of speculating Louie was doing was not quoted in the daily papers. Neither was that stock sold on the curb. If he could speak to him alone for a moment, how much knowledge he would impart to him! But it was too late to interrupt now. all he could do was to sit still in the boat. "Louie,” Becky breathed, "Don’t you want to kiss me.”
Louie recoiled as if he had been shot. His old timid nature was getting the best of him.
"N-N-No,” he stammered out.
"Oh! Please!” Beckv begged.
51Seeing that words were of no avail, Becky resorted to other methods. She pulled out a dainty little purse and extracted what seemed to Abe’s eyes a huge roll. This she held within the eyesight of Louie.
“See this. Louie,” she pleaded. “It’s all the money that I have ever got from you. It is all yours again if you will kiss me just once.
The victim moved restlessly on the bench besides his tempter. He was completely bewildered. He was about to lose control of himself, when he raised his eyes Heavenward and broke the silence. “Oh! Father above me” he prayed,"what must I do?"
“Speculate! for Heaven sake, speculate,” an excited voice from the tree top yelled in their startled ears. And Louie did
—Fred Kyle, ’20
My f riend and I
We’ve traveled together, my friend and I,
Through grammar schools through the years Until we have attained the height of seniors.
Through all kinds of weather, with smile or with sigh,
In sorrow or sunshine, in tempest or calm.
Thy friendship unchanging, is like the psalm of the sea to me.
With spacious days of large tranquility.
We’ve traveled together, my friend and I,
When school days have grown weary and examinations were nigh;
But all through the darkness of mist and of failures wrong,
I found thee a solace, a prayer or a song And on my heart your wordless comfort lies As on the utter sea rim rests the sky.
And like the sea for wrath you are and strong To launch your surges against the cliffs of wrong.
We’ve traveled together, my friend and I,
Through four years of pain and pleasures,
Joys and sorrows, hopes and fears;
Happily we hailed each new year.
Fraught with hope or exemptions so bright and blest;
But these all now lie buried in the sacred memory Toward the past where the years of our high school rest.
But now the seniors are full of sunshine And the birds are full of song And the happy little breezes All their tuneful notes prolong:
There’s a whisper from the woodlands, and a murmur here and there,
For the school to joy is waking, and the thoughts of graduation everywhere. Oh, the world is full of praises.
For the lark is on the wing.
52 nd a thousand sounds are thrilling With the pulses of the spring;
Hope and joy are sweetly calling.
And our hearts their gladness share It is study’s resurrection
For we hear songs of commencement far and near.
My friend and I, our souls are full of sunshine
When we hear the theme of old
And the love of teachers within us
Is reviewed a thousand-fold
For the faith that keeps us singing
Drives away all school-day care.
There is graduation in my spirit.
There is graduation everywhere.
Oh. its singing in natures voices And the hearts of seniors are rejoicing Everywhere, everywhere!
But now that graduation is here My friend and I. who shall part us?
Shall fortune, or chance, or new lights who try?
Shall shadows for substance, or fame for good courage Supplant its sound wisdom, give folly instead?
There in a dimly beckoning tower Tendrilled and trailed with bud and flower.
There in the fullness of her charms Safe Hidden from the mind’s alarms Be "conquest” holding out her arms?
And shall its road run past my door Beyond the far-horizoned shore And bid you wonder and explore.
And leave me here, forevermore?
Oh! no, I implore, my dear friend,
Revealer of joy and light.
Thou sword of the spirit, put error to flight,
But together the world is waiting for us,
Its floors are green, its roof is blue and its scenes are fresh and new As wildwood violets drenched in dew.
A hill horizoned seems to rise To join it to the distant skies.
And from its summit surely stands
For us a vision of the ambitious lands
And still through life’s journey until my last breathing sigh
We’ll travel together, my friend and I.
—Ruby Roberta Baird, 20.
It was a fine day. such as usually inspires small boys to run and laugh and play. Grandpa’s Boy did none of these things. I le sat still in a corner of the veranda, hugging bare knees close and letting desolate young eyes wander far. This is another way of saying Grandpa’s Boy was lonely and going through an experience far more piercing to the heart of child than stupid grown-ups sometimes imagine. Suffering, though not understanding, sensing, though not realizing, his little heart ached and fought against a feeling that his whole world was changed.
This explains in some measure why he sat so still in the corner, wistfully patiently waiting for Grandpa to come back and play. As far back as he could remember Grandpa had been his playmate. He had known few others. However. Grandpa had been sufficient, having sacrificed every other interest in life that he might be. In anticipating this qualification, the very day the boy was born Grandpa had begun to arrange his affairs so that he might be free to spend his remaining vears of life as a playmate and companion to his little grandchild.
In carrying out his program Grandpa slipped unburdened toward the grave, and his boy, through five glorious years of life. During this time, to Grandpa’s Boy there was no one in the wide world like Grandpa. Deep down in his babv heart sweet flowers of faith and devotion sprang into being to flourish throughout life, even in the face of death and desertion.
And now they told Grandpa’s Boy that Grandpa was dead and his soul gone away to heaven, and he did not believe Grandpa would go away anywhere without first consulting him. I le and Grandpa had always consulted each other. Right there in their own corner of the veranda they hcd talked over all sorts of complexing questions and come to the same number of conclusions. And not once had Grandpa ever mentioned going away to heaven.
In that same comfortable comer, shady in summer and sunshiny in cooler seasons, Grandpa had sat and told him something about almost everything in i he world of any consequence to small boys. From the same spot, he and Grandpa and Wag, their partnership dog, had fared forth on adventures or wild imaginarv jaunts, like lion and tiger shooting, bear trapping and Indian chasing.
Other times, mounted on some gallant steed like Grandpa's boot or one of his walking canes. Grandpa s Boy, with Wag barking at his s'de, had raced away on many an exciting ride. On each safe return, there had followed a riotous celebration during which boy and dog were stirred into various forms of conniption fits by wily thrusts from Grandpa s cane. Still other pleasant hours were spent in story-telling and quiet talk I hus. the little boy, fresh lrom the source of life, and the old man tottering on »ts brink, passed the time contentedly and grew to understand without words what went on in the heart of each.
I hen the change came. One evening the old house rang with sounds of fun, and the next morning when Grandpa’s Boy rushed down stairs eager for the day and p’ay, he found the scene the same—yet forever changed. Outside, the sun shone the same and birds sang the same, but inside there hovered something uncanny and unaccountable. Wag lay in the doorway winking away tears and showing other signs of dog heart-break. Grown-ups went about slowly, in the awful stillness and dimnessof the room, and a stately, strangely silent Grandpa lay stretched on a sort of board. With the swift all-seeing eyes of childhood. Grandpa’s Boy took all this in. then stole away to consider. While he sat there in the corner hugging his knees close and letting his eyes wander afar, vague disturbing surmises filled his soul but never doubt of Grandpa.
Finding himself unable to fathom the mystery of Grandpa’s new pose and the whole unusual performance, the little boy finally slipped back to investigate further. In the secret way peculiar to confused children, he slid along and stared first into Grandpa’s deserted room, then across the hall at a big black box now occupying the center of the parlor.
Soon the black box had all his attention, and he stood for sometime and stared at it However, his round, brown eyes gave no indication of the thoughts that passed in his little brain. After awhile he tip-toed into the parlor and edged near the fearful box and thrust a finger up to touch where glass had shone. No sooner had he done SO than he snatched his hand back and his eyes grew rounder.
For several seconds he stood motionless and let his gaze rest first on the finger that had touched the gjass, then on the box that held it. Plainly, fear clutched at his little heart, but having been reared to scorn such sensations, he would not admit it. By way of mastering it, he set his teeth together and shoved a chair to the black box and climbed up. As something had already seemed to warn him. the strange box now held his strange Grandpa. Vague pain stabbed the boys heart, even while he stood straight in the dim light filtering through drawn blinds and faced life’s one great mystery.
The old parlor was very still while Grandpa’s Boy stood gazing down on the
form he loved so well and wondering................ All of a sudden he gave a start
as if he sensed something mystic hovering near the quiet form in the coffin which bade him take comfort and commune with Grandpa as of old. Just then he heard footsteps in the hall. Following the instinct which makes certain grown-ups and almost all children have a borrow of being laughed at or questioned concerning things they do not wholly understand, he slid hastily from the chair and hid behind it until the footsteps passed on. After that, for reasons best known to himself, he deserted his strangely unresponsive Grandpa and slipped outside to sit close to Grandpa’s old chair.
Then it was, without warning, that desolation began to crush his heart, and comfort could not be coaxed back to it. Inside the house he had been almost sure Grandpa was playing some new game. Now he was not so sure.
During this time of uncertainty his gaze wandered in and out among tall trees that shook their tops forelonely and cast shifting shadows over the corner and Grandpa’s old chair. As his eyes rested on a lonely looking cedar under which he and Grandpa had sometimes sat sudden tears filled his eyes, which he strove to force back by rut bing a cheek against Grandpa’s old chair. The strange new case of foreboding persisted, however, and the sharp child from the glass over Grandpa’s changed frozen-looking face went so deep as to all but force realization that Grandpa was gone, really and forever, just as grown-ups declared.
From that hour Grandpa’s Boy began to be different and to dread the future. He could not reason the thing out, and there was no one to aid him. With his young soul shaken from every day existence into this state of painful uncertainty, countless questions confronted him. However, faith in Grandpa and deathless devotion to him finally conquered all doubt and wavering. Though he still sensed his desertion.
55he did not attempt to question the goodness and wisdom of Grandpa. He did question the goodness and wisdom of grown-ups, however, whom he believed to have deprived him of Grandpa in some mysterious deliberate fashion. As this last thought took definite shape in his little brain. Grandpa’s Boy forgot all masculine reluctance to showing emotion and wailed:
"I wants my I)ad-da! I wants my Da-da! I wants him wight now!’ Grown-ups came running. But he shrank back from them and cried still more
wildly: “Go away! Go way! I dont want you............... I w-wants my Dad-da.
My nice weal Dad-da what plays and tells fings. Go get him. Go get him wight now.’ A sobbing, struggling boy was carried away to a neighbor’s house, and when he returned next day every trace of Grandpa was gone. That is. the black box was gone, Wag was gone, and Grandpa’s chair was gone.
Straightway, everything in the world seemed gone to Grandpa's Boy. and deep down into his little heart went the bitterness of dispair. He sat down in the corner and fell into silent grief, and soon his little heart felt fairly suffocating under desol at ion such as even hardened grown-ups sometimes experience and know only full well can lx' expelled by some startling new interest.
However, during the long lonely hours that followed, devotion to Grandpa did not falter. Deep down in the dauntless little heart Grandpa’s boy still felt Grandpa had not voluntarily forsaken him. He still fancied Grandpa would come back. At the same time in some inexplicable fashion he went on blaming grown-ups for Grandpa’s bewildering going away.
1 le said nothing to this effect, however, instead, he sat very still in the corner and clung to Wag, when that sadly changed old playfellow finally returned from the first of many long absences from home. Not infrequently the little boy would put his lips down close to the old dogs ear and whisper, “Wag. you musn’t ’goway no more. Dad:da might come back and miss you.”
As this time of watching and waiting wore on, and the memory of Grandpa and their good times together refused to be overlaid by othe affairs. Grandpa’s Boy grew thin and wan and well-nigh pathetic in appearance. On more than one ocassion he made private search for Grandpa and failing to find him slipped back to his comer to wait. All the while his little chest ached unaccountably. Nobody disturbed him. Nobody seemed to need him. and for many a long day he sat in the corner until night dipped down over the tall trees and the quiet old farmhouse and his own slowly breaking little heart.
In unsuspected fashion the saving new grace came. One morning Grandpa’s Boy started down stairs in the slow way peculiar to both children and grown-ups when there is nothing to look forward to, and on landing his feeling took a sudden turn. For a breathless second he stood and clutched the banister and started while the negro house girl in the lower hall pulled a window further down from the top with one of Grandpa's canes. The cane thus carelessly handled was the handsomest one Grandpa ever possessed. In the eyes of the little boy it was also the most beautiful cane in all the world. It was fashioned of some dark sweet-smelling material surmounted by a hook-like handle of gold, engraved with a queer emblem and Grandpa’s full name.
Many a time Grandpa's Boy had been cautioned not to use this one roughly, and he had always obeyed—which accounts for t he way he now rushed down the stairs and snatched it from the maid’s hands and cried furiously: “Leave my Da-da’s stick ’lone! Don’t you know sticks was made to hold folks up and help ’em over hard places. You old mean black fing you!”
56“Well, if dat doan' beat yo’! Yo’ sho’ is de curiousest boy I’se ever seed ' muttered the girl as the boy snatched the stick from her.
Holding the cane jealously close to his breast, he forgot all else in racing about the wide hall in search of others still. Since Grandpa had quite a collection this was no small task for so small a boy. It did not seem a large task to Grandpa's devoted little boy. however. Indeed, while hurrying about gathering the old canes up and holding them close to his hungry little heart, he experienced a sudden feeling of almost thankfulness at being able to do this little service for one so loved and lost for a time. Though he did not guess it. half of his hurt during days gone had come from no longer being able to express his devotion in deeds. For such reasons he now hurried about almost joyfully and handled the battered old canes as one does only very precious things.
The slim little cane belonging to Grandpa’s youth was found in the closet under the stairway. The stout one carved from a bullet scarred oak which had helped defend Grandpa’s Confederate Country from armed invaders was discovered in a drawer. The pretty striped one with a sword concealed in the handle was fished off a shelf in the library. The one sent Grandpa from fair France was scratched out among old shoes in the bottom of a closet. Several others were found but the prime favorite, the one Grandpa had used every day and lovingly christened “My old stick."
For this trusty old stick Grandpa's Boy had quite a long search. It did not seem long however, because he kept thinking to himself how it had been cut from a tall forest tree that grew close to a tumbling little stream where Grandpa’s Grandpa had once squatted to smoke a jx?ace pipe with a ring of wild, red Indians.
Just as he was beginning to wonder if Grandpa could have sneaked this old stick away with him he chanced upon it propping the window behind Grandpa’s bed. With a gasp of joy he pounced upon it and almost sobbed. “Dood old stick! Dood old stick!"
Immediately thereafter warm, tired, but happy, he planted kiss after kiss on the smooth spot where Grandpa's hand had been wont to rest. Holding it closer than all the others he had a sudden thought that set him doing a sort of war-dance on the little round rug besides Grandpa’s bed.
“Dad-da’s tummin’ back sure, tause he tan't det over hard places in heaven wifout his dood old stick.’’
Suddenly his fixed themselves and his pale little face flooded with rosy light. Slowly this light faded before a sort of solemn joy and he knelt on the floor and looked the canes over carefully.
Shortly after that, in response to another sudden inspiration which we may call application or concentration of boy devotion, he gathered the old canes up tenderly and stole upstairs in search of string and a certain scrap of oilcloth long treasured against a hoped-for day when he and Grandpa might go “sure ’nuff" camping and Indian chasing.
Later, the young rather austere father of Grandpa’s Boy chanced to think of the hook-handle cane. Looking about for it and failing to find it. he questioned the maid, who declared Grandjja’s Boy had made off with it along with all the rest. The boy was summoned and came slowly, feeling and resenting the stern look in his father’s eye
“Where are father’s canes?" the man asked.
“But way," said the boy. understanding that he was being viewed unfavorably for having tampered with them.
57“Put away where?" said the man.
“In a dood place.” answered the boy.
"In what good place?"
"One of my own. ..."
The man frowned, and then insisted, ‘ But where?"
The boy shifted his gaze to the four corners of the room and faltered, "Somewhere where old bad black Bess tan't det ’em and pull fings wif ’em."
The man Ux ked at his son hard before saying in his fatal third time tone. "But where?"
Instinct made the boy answer "U-uner the house.”
The man’s brows went to gether as he thought of the lowest floors and solid foundation which made it risky for even very small boys to crawl about there. After a little he said sternly. "So you hid them on purpose? Perhaps you did not know they are valuable and that I prize them. Explain if you please, just why you felt called on to hide them."
Grandpa’s Boy stood very straight and raised his eyes full of accusation or reproach and replied, "I hided ’em tause nobody ’sides me an Dad-da pize ’em a speck. An’ so old bad, black Bess or anybody else big and bad twould’nt get ’em and pull fings wif ’em an’ brake ’em all up ’fore Dad-da gets back."
For an instant the old library’ was very still and the man’s voice wore a peculiar look, then he said with a sudden halting kindness, "You should have asked me where to put them for safe-keeping, son. And now. sorry as I am to have to send you. you must go and get them. I see no other way "
Grandpa’s Boy set his lips firmly together and fell to twisting his toes in the carpet in a way that suggested it would take more than one such order half to make him forego his purpose regarding Grandpa’s precious canes. From the tx y’s point of view the safe keeping of the canes was his own sacred obligation. This had been settled in his mind since he caught the maid pulling the windows with the handsomest one.
One swift glance at his father's set face decided him. At once he changed his tactics. Turning melting eyes upward he lisped in his boyish way, "I ’tant go I’se ’fraid." He paused uncertainly, then his little face lit with suden inspiration and he added briskly, "That big old black snake might bite me."
Instantly recalling the snake, the father turned pale. Only a few weeks before it had crawled from under the kitchen and traced a full three yards lazy length along the walk. While it lay sunning there the whole family had viewed it, but had failed to kill it lxicause Grandpa had insisted it was harmless and good to keep rats away.
With more concern than he cared to show, the man eyed his son and strove to decide whether to give up the canes forever or harshly risk his child’s warm little body to the fangs of the snake. While the question hung in the balance. Grandpa’s boy continued to twist his toes on the carpet and hold his lips close together. At length he ventured hopefully, "I don't have to go det ’em. do I. an’ let the old bad snake bite me? I fink he mos’ bited me las’ lime. ’
By way of testing the mettle of his son. the man said sternly, ’ Yes. vou have to go— '
Grandpa's Boy shifted his position and blinked, then he looked his father straight in the eyes and said with a smile which suggested the unfolding of his little heart’s sweetest-secret. "I tan’t do det ’em’ ’tause Dad-da’s tummin’ back to det ’em for his ownself. He told me so - ’’
58This astonishing statement, or bit of embellishment, or whatever it was, won the day for Grandpa’s Boy.
Once more the old library was very still while the young, rather austere father of Grandpa’s rather resourceful little Boy stared out of the window and wondered whether this could be all pure fabrication or an unusual bit of childish fancy or what?
In striving to solve this problem, which has confounded many a parent, he brought his gaze back to the face of his little son. At once something in its uplifted look of wailing innocence caused fear to prick his heart. Stooping impulsively he drew the little head close.
After that the dauntless little socerer in the magic art of devotion was no longer lonely and no longer exclusively “Grandpa’s Boy.” He had found a father.
Who’s Who In Birmingham
A BIRMINGHAM GENIUS
Have you been reading the Saturday Evening Post? Haven’t you noticed some gfxxl stories, and the name of a certain Birmingham man signed to them? Well if you haven’t, take more notice next time, or you will miss something. I wont tell you about the stories, but I am going to tell you something concerning the man. who is making Birmingham famous with his stories about the darky population. Not since Joel Chandler Harris, who so realistically portrayed the old fashioned negro, has there been an author who can so vividly portray the negro of today.
When Octavus Roy Cohen walked into the room. I was rather surprised to see a jolly young man with light hair and blue eyes, because I expected to see a large serious-looking, middle-aged man. He is extremely interested in the present day sports, attending nearly all the games. He is also a lover of youth, as he is verv much interested in the education of boys and girls. He himself has a son. who takes after his wonderful father.
I was there for the purpose of getting an interview from him for the Enslev High School’s “Gleam." In answer to a volley of questions about his life, be began.
1 went to Porter’s Military Academy and graduated in the classof 1908. From there I went to Clemens College and graduated in the class of 1911. loiter I studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1912. I practised law only two years. It was then I turned solely to writing. I married Miss Inez Lopez of Bessemer in 1914. And we made our home in the Dian Apartments.”
After listening to a brief story of his life. I had no difficulty in getting him to talk about his work, because his enthusiasm was unbounded.
"Some people think that writing is a cinch." he said, “but it is like a profession. I conduct my writing like a business man. only I get more vacations. I started writing a long while ago. at least. I made up my mind, when I was a bov. I did not start on top. I never write by inspirations, or think it is a natural gift. ’ I have never failed in writing stories, and I will try to keep from slipping back. If you know what a story is you can write one too. I wrote over a hundred short stories, making from ten to fifteen dollars on each, before I really began to make money. If you like to write, this would be my advice. Never grow impatient or disgusted, because a few
59of your works have been failures. I first wrote for cheap magazines, and now I am paid a large sum for each short story by the Post. I am just as proud of my first stories, as I am of my newest ones. I never was ashamed of any, although some seem pretty bad to me now. But that was the best in me at that time. I have always put my best in all my stories, and I have succeeded only by sticking, sticking and never getting disgusted in my writing.
Mr. Cohen is a member of the Country Club of Birmingham and of the Author's League of America. His best books are: “The Other Woman", published in 1917; “Six Seconds of Darkness.” published in 1918; "The Crimson Alibi,” published in 1919; and "Polished Ebony,” which will be published in September, 1919. I he Crimson Alibi” opens as a play. May 12. in Baltimore. This play is bring produced by George Broadhurst. It will go to New York in September, 1919.
Mr. Cohen is a Birmingham man. and what he produces is Birmingham’s own. His works show talent and skill. Those who read them, look for more. And Mr. Cohen is just as pleasing as his works.
—S(wi Maenza, 19.
ONE OF NINE
Do vou not sometimes see, while reading a magazine, an interesting poem? When vou finish the last line and see the name of Clement Wood, do you realize who that is. who is writing these sincere and beautiful poems? He is our own writer, one of Sterling Wood’s boys. But before I tell you of Clement Wood, I will tell you of his mother who I know is proud to have such a son as C ement.
As I was climbing up the mountain which leads to the home of the Woods, on my first interview, 1 felt rather nervous. But by the hospitality which I received and the softness of the voice of Mrs Wood, my nervousness was soon dispelled. After receiving me, she led me to a library, where not a vacant spot was seen. It was completely filled with books. By her kindness toward me and the interest shown, I knew she was a good mother to her’children. She talked enthusiastically about her son’s life.
"My little brother, at the age of ten, was drowned while swimming and my son was named’ after him. My son. Clement, staid as much with his grandparents as he did with us. When he was small he a ways called his grandparents, father and mother. At the age of six. he showed a talent for music. But at the age of eight in a little poem written to his grandmother. “A valentine for Grandmother.” he showed a talent for writing. His ancestors were teachers, lawyers, doctors and writers. So you see according to his ancestry he took up writing as a profession.
"He had all the schooling that he wanted. Having graduated from Central High School, he entered the University of Alabama. He graduated from the University and later went to Yale, where he completed a course in law and received an LL. B degree. While going to Yale he showed signs of being a public speaker. He won many debates and many prizes were given him for being the best speaker of a particular ocassion. I advised him to select one of his three talents, music, writing and public speaking, and make the one he selected his regular profession, 'faking my advice, he selected public speaking. But since then he has dropped public speaking and has taken writing as his life’s work. From Yale he came back to Birmingham to practice law. and held positions as Police Magistrate and Judge of the Recorder's Court. He ran twice for a political office here.” . ,,.
As Clement Wood was not at home she showed me pictures of his early lue, and his pictures which were just taken recently. Her interest in the pictures, as she
60showed them to me, pictured again the love for her children. She had magazines upon magazines that had some articles in them about her son.
“But where he got ahead of us," continued Mrs. Wood, "was when he slipped off to New York. Me went there and wrote and wrote and he has now made a name for himself. He is classed as one of the nine poets of America. Is that not fine to have a writer from Birmingham be classed as one of our nation's greatest poets? After considering his works, a magazine declares that he is essentially a poet, in thought and inspiration. Another book, Public Opinion, declares that his poetry is virile and sincere and he shows genius in inspiration and achievement. Another incident that happened while he was in New York was his entering in matrimonial life with Miss Mildred Cummer, of Buffalo, New York, who has been a helpful critic to him."
One thing that brought Mr. Wood’s talent before the public was his winning of the Newark prize. His poem won the first prize of $250. The first book of poems that Mr. Wood published was “Glad of Earth." which attracted immediate attention. This book was written in what is called “free verse”, and many kinds of rythm were used. Now that you know Mr. Wood, I am certainly glad. There should be no one who does not know of our writer. Whenever you come across one of his poems be sure you read it and if you do not, you will miss something. There is no doubt of his being one of America’s poets. Let us hope that he will continue to climb the road to success. Emanuel Zititz, T9.—
THE FIRST NAME ON THE NATION’S HONOR ROLL
The first name inscribed on the Nation s Great Honor Roll is that of Osmond Kelly Ingram a man who belongs not only to Alabama, but one who was reared in our own midst. After reading how Kelly Ingram had sacrificed his life so bravely for us. I thought it must have been a sweet, noble mother who reared him. Being anixous to know more about her and this hero, I seized the first opportunity to interview her. As I had never had an interview. I was a little confused as to what questions to ask. but when I met Mrs. Ingram, all nervousness left me, for she was so sweet and motherly, and told me all about her son without many questions. If you could have seen this'quiet, sweet little woman with her pretty gray ha'r and face which portrayed nobleness and braveness, you would not have been surprised at the heroism shown by her son. Tho she seemed to lx? grieved very much over her son’s death she was glad he had sacrificed his life so nobly for others.
My son,” said Mrs. Ingram, “was about five feet and seven inches in height, had light hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion. His disposition was very pleasant and jolly with a smile for every one he knew. He was bom in Oneonta, Alabama. August. 1887, and attended a school there until about sixteen years of age. when he joined the navy and served five years. Returning home at Pratt City, he worked for nearly five years at the fire department. In August, 1913. he went back to the navy and served as a first class gunner.
“When war was declared in 1917, his term in the navy lacked one month of ending. He was in the hospital with rheumatism at the time, and according to the doctor’s orders, was to receive an honorable discharge and not be allowed to go to France, l ie was very anxious to go tho, and told his captain it was a shame that he had been in the navy so long and should now miss the fun. After pleading earnestly with the officials, he was finally allowed to go. Before going, he returned for a ten day visit, but received word the next day to return, for the ship sailed immediately."
61After a long pause in which she seemed to be thinking, I asked her about the accident.
"According to the reports sent me,” she said, “he was standing. October 16, 1917, on the destroyer. ‘Cassin ’ where some high explosive depth charges were stored, when he saw the torpedo coming, instead of rushing forward to save his own life by getting away from the explosion, he stuck to the spot, throwing overboard the high explosives, which he knew would further endanger the lives of his shipmates, if they were allowed to stay on the ship. In this act. he was blown overboard and his body never recovered.
'I received letters from Joseph McDaniel. Admiral Sims, Mr. Vernon and many other Navy officials who spoke of Kellys magnificient behavior when the ‘Cassin was sunk. Mis captian said he was loved and respected by all his shipmates and was the best gunner he had ever met In February. 1919, I received a letter from the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company in Quincy Massachusetts, about eight miles from Boston, telling me that they intended to name a ship for my son and asking me to christen it. I went to Quincy, accompanied by my youngest son. where I christened The Ingram’. They were very nice to me there, and I think the proudest I ever was of my boy was when I christened the ship as this was the first ship ever named for an enlisted man. I suppose he deserved the honor tho.”
It is every man’s right to honor and perpetuate his name both thru his deeds and his children. Since this privilege has been denied him who died for us and our children, it is not only our privilege but our duty to have a lasting memorial to this hero. What could have been more fitting and appropriate than for his mother to have gone and christened the sh'.p named for her son. so that his name might still live among us. And just think what a great event it must have been to have seen this little woman christening the ship, which was to commemorate her boy.
Ethel Priest, '19
A BIRMINGHAM HERO
The people of Birmingham will be full of enthusiasm when the boys of the 167th come home, they will be glad to see their own boys coming down the streets of Birmingham. But where will be the man that marched at their head when they left for France. Will he be marching triumphantly at the head of his company down the streets of his beloved home-town? No. he has done his bit bravely and nobly, and has been laid away to rest in peace in the fields of France. Everywhere he wil be missed in the sick room where his understanding and sympathy made him so loved; among the men of his profession, who valued him so highly; among his comrades at the weekly shoots; by his friends everywhere throughout the city. And will he be forgotten? No. Birmingham will never forget this daring, high-minded, too brave soldier. Captain Mortimer Jordan.
Recently I was granted an interview with Mrs Jordan but a very short one as she is so busy and such an ardent war worker. She is upholding the standard set by him so well that she has gained the friendship, respect, and love of his former friends. She is a very pretty young woman with a pleasing .stylish appearance. One is immediately attracted by her kind, soothing voice and winning smile. Her kindness of manner, made me feel at home the moment I saw her.
In a few moments she told me of her husband’s early life She said: Tn giving you a sketch of my husband, Captain Mortimer Jordan, I think, perhaps, his character and modesty are more strongly shown in the following letter, which he wrote
62me on the 20th of July. This letter I received after his death and he mentioned so modestly an act of unselfishness which caused him to be cited for bravery and win for the him ‘Distinguished Service Cross This is an extract of his letter:
I have had no chance to distinguish myself and have won no decorations. I have done ray duty which is all a man need hope to do. We cannot all be lucky. There was one chance to go to the help of a wounded man. and to cam- him to shelter, which I did. but the poor fel'ow died in my arms before I could get him under cover. It was a most trying experience We have whipped the Hun. which is the main thing. ’’ He died the death of a Hero in France, while directing the first aid work on the wounds of some of his men. He is buried somewhere in France. There grows above him the Belgian lilly and the English rose. Over all. in silken folds. Old Glory waves. It is, perhaps, as he pictured to himself before he left. And behind him is Birmingham, grieving- but pleased in serving the cause and the country to give up in line of duty, the best it had to offer.
—Frank Trechsel, ’ 19.
GREEN - AND OTHERWISE
Away back yonder, in what now seems ancient history. I had the esteemed honor and pleasure of being a Freshman. This may appear as a bit ludicrous, but it is on y another case of where the truth is stronger than fiction. Oh! how dimily my dull cranium recorded those memorable events as they transpired when I first hoisted anchor and launched my frail bark upon the turbulent seas of High School' The impressions that I gained during those early years must have been very appealing to the public’s sense of humor. My general structure, at that time was on the general out-ines of a planet. My circumference was so enlogated as to permit my diameter to very closely compete with my altitude. In addition to these spherical dimensions. I maneuvered around with rollicking motions which carried out the rolling ball idea immensely. I was nearly a “perfect thirty-six”—tons. But I could not be bothered by that in the least, for. like the family yacht, I was more for comfort than for speed.
Gee! Those were happy days! When I first set my dainty number elevens upon the thralls of this great institution. I was an avowed opponent of law and order. I “flunked” in studies, played hooky and raised rough-houses. Yet, I escaped to tell the story. I was a “woman-hater" from the depth of my quivering heart, for the simple reason that one only had to look at me and I would “shimmie” with embarrassment all over the hall. But. after all, what did my personal appearance and actions matter to the older heads? I was only a verdant Freshman, so what else could lx expected.
But alas! the changes that time hath wrought! My beautiful figure has vanished. The elements of the passing years have left their marks upon me. Why the “flu" at one whack displaced fifty some-odd pounds of that! Now, I
behold myself, no longer as the nice, slick, round shape of an apple, but more of the oval contour of an egg. Whether this is for better or for worse, only the future years can decide. I can no longer follow the inclinations of my fickle mind, but I must travel down a trodden path or wrath will arise and consume me. I must pass in all studies, be an example of the meek and submissive, or contrary conditions will divert my weathered craft form going to port. The ways of the transgressor and the senior alike, are hard. No longer do I consider the members of the opposite sex as objects that should cause fear and tremors, but rather as objects that should call forth pity
63and condolence. Do not blame them, its not their fault. Nature contains a few more mistakes that are just as bad. That my judgment has so developed, in that respect. is the only consolation for my sentence that I deem worthy of mention. Oh! I’d rather be a Freshman with “flunks” on his report than a senior with a diploma in his hand.
After all. High School is only a large, flourishing, overloaded —crab apple tree. Not that it is quite as sour and bitter as that, but, yet there are certain ordeals that you go thru, in this phase of life, that draw down the corners of your mouth in much the same manner as this delicious but acescent fruit. The Principal is the trunk. Maybe you do not think that this is a very good comparison but I know several that are just as rough as the bark that conceals the solidness of this "belle tournure” tree. By-the-way, if you happen to know anyone who knows thaw “belle tournure" means, you will greatly accommodate the writer by having them communicate with him at once. Really, I do not exactly know what it stands for, as I never studied Hindu which makes it hard for me to understand Greek. The teachers are the wide spreading. protecting branches, who are always depending upon the trunk to support them in their convictions. The small, green, undeveloped apples of acid and disappointment represent that vast, luckless class of persons who toil under the title of Freshmen. They are usually completely hidden from view by the numerous leaves of “bones” and mistakes. As further and further up among the branches you go. you will discover them becoming ripe and more ripe until, at last, you will reach the top. There you will find they have assumed a dark brown hue. These are the Seniors. They are only waiting for a little pull from the winds of time to loose them forever from their accustomed haunts.
If “they're hanging in Ireland" for the wearing of the green, they should also hang the brown. Do not think that because a man is green, that you can always keep him down. Just use common reason and heed this, I pray, for the Seniors of tomorrow are the Freshmen of today.
—Fred Kyle, ’20.
LOST BY A FRESHMAN
1. My ponny stepped into a whole yesterday trotting down 4th St.
2. I saw in the shadow of the woods gotes, bares and other scary things peaping out
from the tent.
3. Being made of irish lase, Birtha put her hat away in the box.
4. The boy was lying on the bead bent double with a pain.
5. Found a black let her pocketbook in a hardwear store containing 10 dollars.
6. A little grayish cloud was pushing its way up into the sky which must have been
7. I saw a large room with a table over against the wall which was used for a cownter.
This was picked up by a Senior who composed the following epitaph before it was relegated to the waste basket:
“Behold ye Freshmen, as ye pass by,
As ye are now, so once was I,
As I m now, so you shall be.
Be thou likewise brilliant and follow me "
64VIRTUE HATH IT’S REWARD
Miss Maria Perkins sat upon he side porch shelling butter beans for the midday meal. As she skillfully separated the beans from the pods she looked about anxiously for her little nephew. Tommy. Since the coming of adventuresome Tommy to visit his spinster aunt, her life had become one of excitement and surprises undreamed-of by that quiet and dignified lady. Grasshoppers in the milk and timid, unassuming little terrapins in unexpected places had become almost casualties to Miss Perkins, who had a special aversion to all undomesticated members of the animal kingdom.
Alt ho an unusual occurrence, Miss Perkins’ fears were uncalled for, as Tommy at that moment was harmlessly sitting on the highest rafter in the bam thinking. This, too, was unusual,for Tommy considered such a diversion a mere wast of time. Tommy was planning revenge. In his mind no greater martyr than he ever existed, without making a protest, as he had done the last week or more. To have such insults brought into your life as he had had would have been unbearable to a wt aker nature. Tommy detested parrots and preachers and Aunt Maria seemed especially partial to both. The parrot she respected for its savage temper and the minister had evidently been her last hope, for she dutifully asked him to tea on Friday and just as dutifully attended prayer meeting on Wednesdays.
Tommy had found a way in which to punish the parrot. At every opportunity he took the parrot into his private confidence and read to it his favorite bit of literature. not exactly suited to polite society. On an ocassion after such a conference the parrot did Tommy credit and Aunt Maria turned with horrified suspicion upon the angelic looking Tommy. But after his eagerness to know what the parrot said she hastily supressed her wrath and told the ice-man in grim and determined tones that he need not come again. The poor parrot was confined to the darkened parlor until he was reduced to submissive silence.
As yet,Tommy had found no way in which to impress upon the minister his displeasure and disapproval of him in general. The latest, and in Tommy’s mind the worst thing that the minister had done, was to publicly announce to the Sunday School Class that Tommy was to be a missionary. Aunt Maria and the minister had evidently been planning for Tommy’s future. And to make things worse he had made Tommy sit by a girl! A thing more terrible could not have happened.
On that very afternoon Tommy had heard from the hall the polite murmur of voices in the par or. He descended upon his knees and applied his eye to the keyhole. It was true, there sat the minister. Tommy’s chance had come. He took Polly up with unusual tenderness and returned, broadly smiling to the parlor. Tommy put the parrot on the table and retired unobserved behind the piano to await further results.
It happened as Tommy hoped—nav prayed. No sooner had the minister praised the cake and assured Miss Perkins that the tea was excellent than Polly craned her ne k far out of the cage and gave an interested chuckle. “Oh! What a wicked eye,” squawked Polly The minister gasped and looked at Miss Perkins. ‘Dancing much? Oh. I thought so A gay bird like myself you are. Curses! Where are my false teeth!” Polly was evidently in a good humor.
Miss Perkins returned to life for she had been literally frozen with horror and mortification. She seized the cage by the door and Polly hopped upon her hair. Aunt Maria was getting more excited and the minister was so frightened that he knew not what he did. The parrot lost his balance and almost fell. Seeing Aunt Maria’s
65pink ear. he seized it in his curved beak and bit furiously. Aunt Maria screamed and the minister grasped the boiling tea pot and advanced upon the enemy. Tommy in the meanwhile, had partly rolled from between the piano and was looking on in rapturous delight
However, this proved to be an unfortunate position, for the minister recklessly poured tea in even' direction giving Tommy most of it upon his upturn xi face. The parrot, seeing his tormentor so vanquished, hopped down on the table, and chuckled with delight. Aunt Maria fainted with relieved joy right into the minister’s ready arms.
The next morning Tommy took a hasty leave and departed for home. Things had become a little too uncomfortable for even his indifferent nature. His face was burned but not very badly, so he got no sympathy on that score. Aunt Maria, with the aid of the minister, had dispatched a telegram and placed Tommy on the train in charge of the big sullen conductor.
Tommy looked from the window of the train in sorrow, even travel for the moment had lost its charm. He felt that fate must indeed be a cruel goddess to treat him thus. And worse—no borrows -Tommy saw the minister smile lovingly into Aunt Maria’s eyes and reverently raise her head to his lips. Tommy was shocked. Cold quivers ran down his back. I Ie felt disgraced as he looked about to see if they had been observed. He saw no one who was even remotely interested in him save the sullen conductor who was advancing with a large box. This he deposited in front of Tommy with a grunt.
Tommy read with interest his name upon the cover and in the comer. “With love, from Aunt Maria.” Tommy lifted the top. “Bless my mistakes!” exclaimed Polly as she stepped proudly from the box.
OUR GRADUATES AT COLLEGE
The pupils who graduate from Ensley High School go out into many walks of life. Some go into business, but a great majority of them go to college, in order to complete their education and fit themselves for the years that are to come. There is an old saying that school is a preparation for life, but in reality it is not strictly true, for school is life itself. It has its disappointments, yet it is joyous and happy, finding its expression in a great variety of activities.
Orene Lambert of T7 tells us of a very interesting celebration of Old Day at Randolph Macon of which faction she is a member. She also makes known to us the rivalry which exists between the Odds and Evens.
“Tuesday was Old Day and we had the biggest time. We got up at 2:45 a. m. to decorate and it was so cold! We decorated all the dining-rooms and the long corridor from east to west with red and blue, witches and devils. We tied ragged-ribbons and red carnations on all the tenches on the campus and even on the onion blades. But everything looked so pretty. Then all of the Olds wore red carnations all day. The tell rang nineteen and twenty-one times at 7:00 a. m. and the bugler “bugled”. We sang and threw confetti on the Odd tree.
In the afternoon we had a parade. All the Seniors wore blue hats and the “Sophs” carried red parasols. We had three real pretty floats. Then we had some stunts, one of which was given by the Odd faculty.
At 10:15 p. m. we had the lantern parade. Oh. its the most solemn thing! All the seniors and “Sophs” wept oceans. Then all the “Sophs” took down the decor-
66ations till midnight, because if we would have left them up. the Evens could take them. The night before Odd Day. the Evens rubbed asafoedita all over our tree. We scrubbed on it until midnight trying to get it off. As luck happened, the wind blew hard all night, so it didn’t smell so bad the next day. Darn those Evens!!!
I forgot all the Odds ate supper in main Hall and we had toasts ’nevervthing.
Walker Mendenhall, T9, who is at Auburn tells of some of the boys from Ensley High School getting their second term examination grades.
“We just got our grades from the second term exams. All our E. H. S. bunch Walter Johnson. Will McClellan. Allen Cannon. Ben Stokes and I passed with "(lying colors.” My English teacher commented on my use of a variety of words, the other day.
" ‘Wallie’ and I are patting ourselves on the back and must "hand it” to E. H. S. for being able to make the Freshman Class, after entering a whole term and one month late."
Kathleen McKenzie, T7, and Jessie Trucks, T7, were at Vanderbilt together the first part of their term, but Jessie Trucks has returned home. Kathleen, in one of her letters to Jessie tells about raising a memorial for the Vanderbilt boys, thirty-eight of whom were killed and 2(300, who were in the sendee.
"The boys who were in the S. A. T. C. are beginning to get their sixty dollars bonus, now. You remember that talk that arose before you left about raising a memorial for the Vanderbilt boys who were in the service, don't you? Well, now the authorities have lx gun to raise the fund for the building, which will be on the order of the 'Social Religious building of Pealxxly. and our ex-S. A. T. C.’s are pledging their sixty dollars to it. Aren’t we proud of our boys?”
To prove to us that one finds time for play as well as work, at college, Willis Booth of T8 writes of his experiences, at Davidson College in North Carolina.
"Of all the strange things that have happened, the strangest is that there is no heavy hazing going on this year. The only thing in this line that we have to contend with is the boy’s breaking in our rooms after the lights go out (twelve bells) and turning us with our beds and cover, upside down. Then during the day they come in. swiping our spare cover and taking it out. stringing it in the top of some high tree. But such is the life in college. This tries our patience as well as our temper.
Our work, though very hard at times is quite interesting. Of course you know what studies are included in the A. B. degree and that is the course 1 am taking. This past week I had written review in History and Bible.
Tuesday morning I have a review in Trigonometry. I am studying hard to pass this.
Would you lx surprised if I told you that I am now one of the regular writers for our college weekly. The Davidsonion? I count this quite an honor.'’
In contrast to our high school life are the experiences of Winnie B. Carter of the 1918 class, who is now at the University of Alabama.
"Many things have happened since I arrived at the University of Alabama, last September. The Student Army Training Corps (familiarly, the S. A. T. C.) commanded a great deal of everybody's attention during the days before the signing of the armistice. Many were the woes we were forced to endure for our country’s sake, for of course the endless drilling, marching to and from classes, and the sometimes enforced imprisonment of the student soldiers had their effect on the feminine element at our beloved Alabama. However, good times were not entirely lacking, because we had lots of fun. too.
67Also, Gladys Poole and I went thru the exciting experience of being rushed, pledged, and initiated by the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority before the Christmas holidays. Our chapter, which is Nu. took in eight girls this year, and we all know each other so well now that we feel as though we have been friends for years. We have such glorious times in our adorable little frat house. To listen to the tale of our numerous dances chafing dish suppers, etc., would fairly make your mouth water!
Please urge everybody there to come to Alabama when they are graduated from high school it’s just the best ever, and I know they will think the life here charming! The record of our base-ball team this year is enough to make every single boy in Ensley High School want to choose Alabama as his college, and it has a good record in other lines as well.”
—Merle Swann, 20.
AROUND THE EARTH IN EIGHTY MINUTES
Satan sat upright and rubbed his eyes to see in what manner of place he had fallen. I Ie was silting on a pile of sulphur kegs near a lake of fire that hissed and crackled with the noise of giant flames, yet everything was in total darkness. He rose and in a mighty voice awakened his army of fallen angels. “Look." he cried, “what manner of place I am ruler over now!” And forthwith he and his black angels made a vow that they would retake heaven by some means.
The Hall of Pandemonium was set as the council chamber and Satan and his crew at once went into consultation. After much argument it was finally decided that they would retake heaven thru the fall of man.
Satan at once went on a tour of inspection about his new realms and pronounced them good. I Ie took the first step in his great plan by descending thru chaos and tempting Eve in the garden. But as you all know, this did not bring the anticipated results. Therefore, ever since then he has been trying to cause the fall of man by various plans and intrigue.
It was on the day Chateau Thierry was captured by the Americans, that Satan sat in the Hall of Pandemonium. A dejected look was on his face, his tail hung thru his legs. This is what he was thinking. “Kaiser Bill is a good fellow and a friend of mine. He knows his business, too. But since those Yanks have joined the war he is alx)ut thru. I wonder he paused a moment and a smile lit his face as he rang a bell.
An imp appeared on the scene and bowing low spoke. “What is it. your Majesty?’
“Go get for me hell’s very best scientist, the ones that invented war, pain and disease.” replied the devil in a voice like thunder.
The scientists appeared dressed in weird costumes of red and black, with horns, tails and wings of the vampire. A young one in particular was decorated with an iron cross. Satan spoke to them, telling them that his latest methods of terrorism were about played out,and he wanted some excitement.
The scientists began to discuss the matter in low tones. Some suggested Bolshevism, but that was postponed. At last the oldest and most horrible of them all. stepped forward and obtained permission to speak. “If it pleases your Majesty, I will now put my life’s work to a test. I have discovered in the course of the last billion years, a new disease that is far more fatal and cunning than any other." When the details were given to Satan he was wild to try it out. A messenger at once carried a box of germs to the north pole. On opening the box he cried, “get on your mark!"
68at which each and every tiny Hu germ got in a circle. “Get set and go.” Then each bacteria took a different meridian and headed south. In less than eighty minutes they had spread to all parts of the earth. They struck the strong ones and killed the weak ones, reducing the whole earth to a state of mourning.
Now, people, this is only my opinion on the subject and its as good as that of anyone else, since the doctors themselves do not know what “flu" is. Why not say that it was another attempt by Satan to recapture heaven thru the fall of man? Blame it on the Devil and the Kaiser, they are no friends of ours.
—Albert Hazen, T9.
ONE OF LIFE’S PSALMS
Take into consideration the excuses. The greatest of these is Spring Fever. Verily, 1 say unto thee, it is an excuse for the doctors to give tonics; for the young women to dream of love; for the young men to raise their voices in protest against work; for the mothers to leave the hearths unswept, and go and call on the newest neighlxDrs; for the fathers to shut down their desks and go and mop their brows and golf; for the teachers to leave early and not keep in Johnny because he slapped Mary and then talketh to her.
When thou seeth that the boy on the back seat heaveth a sigh and gazeth dreamily out of the window and starteth when called, and on trying to recite, diggeth a toe into a crack and seeth only a cool deep swimming hole, verily, he harboreth Spring Fever. When thou seeth that the eldest daughter’s hair curleth where ’twas straight before, and that she nibbleth daintily at her food, and on arriving from the table doth not notice the housework which she is to do, but goes to a calendar to see when the first full moon cometh and asks thee which thou prefereth in man, intellect or looks, yea in truth it is excused as Spring Fever. When the son of the house is sullen and cross, and kicketh the dog severely, and instead of washing the car as his father commandeth him, bolts for the attic and hunteth and findeth an old pole and slinketh out the back way and goes fishing, thou canst put it down for Spring Fever.
Not only the youths and maidens are afflicted with this disease, but also the elders of the tribe. If father sitteth at his desk and readeth a letter even unto the third and fourth time and doth not know what it is about and slammeth his desk and getteth up and leaveth grumpily, ’tis our old friend. Spring Fever. When mother sits and dreameth of her youth when she should be sewing upon “sweet sixteen’s” graduation raiment, then ariseths and picks the rose and dawdles in the yard, she showeth Spring Fever plainly. If the cook swatheth up the dishes and when the mistress says to her. “I will take in the bread next time as I saw thee kiss the baker’s boy,” replies testily, “It will do you no good, mam. as he doesn't like blonds,” do not scold her for she is afflicted with Spring Fever.
If thou dost not wish to be afflicted with this terrible malady, look neither to the right nor left; see not the flowers which springeth at thy feet; deafen thine ears to songs of birds; do all thy work well; do not converse in light and airy tones; mingle little with thy friends and have no pleasure. If thou doest all these things and still retain thy happiness and temper, peace be with thee, for thou art immortal. Selah!
—Ruth Baker, ’21.
69THE TWENTY-THIRD SPALM OF DEBT
Enthusiasm is my besetting sin: I do not like it;
It causeth me to pledge $5.00 to the “Earn and Give” campaign Which tortureth my soul;
It leads me in the path of wretchedness for the soldier’s sake;
Yea, though I walk through the streets begging people to buy coupons,
I will fear all evil.
For people detest having their "maps" reproduced.
My Debt, My Debt, thou discomforteth me;
Thou prepareth an embarassment for me in the presence of the school;
I beg and beg while the teachers detest and refuse to turn loose $5.00;
My cup of sorrow runneth over.
Surely calls for money will not follow me all the days of my life,
Or I shall dwell in the "House of Debt" forever.
Ruby Roberta Baird, 20.
“HOW WE ARE GONNA KEEP ’EM DOWN ON THE FARM
Slowly through the blue horizon, the sun began to announce by little rays of light the beginning of one of the most anticipated days the small community of Marvel ville had ever witnessed. In every home in this interesting village, a little thrill of enthusiasm seemed to take advantage of the opportunity to inspire the inhabitants to "primp" up for the desired occasion, which came on the Sixteenth day of April.
The entire population cf Marvelville was only one hundred. Among these was an old minister, a squire, a doctor. Miss Jerusha, and the rest was composed of twenty members of the young society “set", their parents and several good, old darkies. Every girl, on the night of April the fifteenth, turned from one side of the pillow to the other trying to arrange herself comfortably so the paper-curlers would be uninjured.
Now, April the Sixteenth was the day of returning for the village boys who had enlisted to do their "bit". All ten were coming home together that was sufficient reason for the baking of pies and other delicacies and the curled hair of the bashful maidens. Even Miss Jerusha looked hopeful.
However, the little home in which the rays of excitement and hope were simply shining through was that of "Sal-Jane,” the village queen! Sal craved admiration and John Henry, the Squire’s Son. was perfectly capable of giving her all she desired. For weeks the favorite song had been. "How Ya Gonna Keep ’Em Down on the Farm?” This was truly a great question for the entire community. Everyone was doubtful with the exception of Sal,who liad learned to“parlez-vcus” and to roll her eyes. She was determined to change the tune to "How We Are Gonna Keep ’Em Down on the Farm.”
This was her method—In every home there was to lx? a sign of welcome combined with everything goed to eat. A regular picnic had been planned at Mill’s jx nd for the “welcome home” event! With the aid of Sam Jones, the negro, mandolmist, and several ether musical members cf the colored branch cf the village, a delightful orchestra was made. Then, every girl fixed a lx x of delicacies and made a new dress! There would lx a great feast followed by a dance.
Sal carefully arranged her curls as the rest of the enthusiastic girls did. When the train blew, practically a mile from Marvelville, the village people were almost overjoyed! With the contributions given by each family, a large truck was procured.
70This would carry the “young folks,” while the older members would ride in their particular carnages. The train stopped! Ten happy faces alighted and for the following thirty minutes cordial greetings were exchanged.
Then followed the truck ride, the delicious “eats” and the dance! Sal. I never did see a Mademoiselle that held a candle to you!” sighed John I Ienry. “Oui?" beamed Sal! Just then the orchestra started. “How Ya Gonna Keep ’Em Down on the Farm (after they have seen Paree)?" With large, questioning eyes Sal Jane looked into John Henry’s face. John Henry looked sheepishly out into the distance and whispered into Sal Jane’s ear. “How Ya Gonna Keep Us? Now Sal. make up your mind to be bothered with me for life 'cause I’m here to story!”
A female desiring an afternoon of boresome entertainment need only visit one of the so-called “Pink teas.” One is met by a receiving line, often termed a “deceiving line” and rushed around the room, being stopped before various others of her sex, with the inaudible murmur of, “Meet Miss What’s-Her Name?”
I have often wondered why the hostess puts those allfable receivers to so much unnecessary trouble, because when a guest has arrived at the end of her torment, she knows the names of very few that she has met. Then, when the last guest has arrived, the hostess announces that Mr. K . “on a vacation tour after a tiresome season at the Boston Opera Company.” will render several vocal selections.
When his contribution is completed, one would wonder whether he considered himself tenor, baritone or bass, and how he ever remained in the Boston Opera Company, except probably to shift scenery. After the last bit of applause, the next-door neighlx r's four-year-old rattles thru an inaudible bit of poetry, for which she receives due applause.
Then the guests have to sit thru another half hour of boredom before the refreshments, the feature of the afternoon, are passed around. These probably consist of fruit punch, pink-coated cakes, and a spoonful of salad on a lettuce leaf, almost enough of each to lx seen. The people then shake hands, murmuring. “I’m so pleased to have met you,” or. to the hostess, the time worn speech of, “I have enjoyed the afternoon immensely.”
All the while, thru forced smiles, one may lx? thinking of the intense heat, the hair-pins sticking in one’s head, or wondering how long the tight new pumps will have to lx kept on. Afternoon teas are life’s best stage for bringing out the hypocritical in the society loving female. Each time she goes, she declares that it is her last, but is always overcome by the desire to show off some new apparel, or to get the exact truth of some bit of gossip that may lx circulating itself among the women of the community.
Caroline Hens haw, ’21.
Cross my heart and hope to die If I ever, ever buy,
Or use a thing on which I see The trademark "Made in Germany.”
I know I'm growing old each day,
For study takes a lot of brain;
You see my hair is turning gray,
I sometimes fear I'm insane.
This report they say is mine.
For there's my name I can't deny;
But surely these1 are not the grades To give a lass as wise as I.
I’ve lost ten pounds or more I know;
I’ve studied far into the night;
I’ve worn ten pairs of glasses out,
For Math you know affects the sight.
I’ve studied History and English too.
Of Wilson’s Presidency and the Peace Conference too; Please give me advice what I must do.
So folks won’t say “They kicked her through.”
—Ruth Peck. 1923.
When old man Jones came home from work He had on his back a brand-new shirt;
On his face he wore a loony grin.
And in each hand he had a bottle of gin.
He went in the house and put the booze on the floor.
And dropped into a chair and began to snore;
When he woke up, it was late at night.
He jumped up quick and turned on the light.
He raised a bottle with intended slaughter.
But frowned with disgust when he tasted water;
For where he had placed the booze near-by.
His wife had slipped a bottle of water on the sly.
72Listen my friends and you shall hear Of the things to avoid this year:
What ever you do. don’t loaf in the halls.
For Smith often trots by on various calls;
Waste not time and wit in vain excuse.
Ensley’s reins hang not so loose.
Only the word which comes from home Will explain the desire to wander and roam;
Yield not to temptation, slide not down the stairs.
You'll get there on time, anyway, who cares?
Kiss your Spearmint good-bye at the door,
It causes demerits and down town there’s plenty more;
Open not your lips when Mr. Smith is Preaching,
It’s much better than listening to his teaching;
Come up the front stairs when you arrive.
If you don’t our dear Prof, will eat you alive;
Raise not the roof when there’s saw-dust for dinner.
Such things are the fate of each poor sinner;
Now harken to this: Woe to him who never learns To shun all periods in 305, Miss Burns;
With Miss Ligon speak not of engagement and wedding rings.
Discuss rather house-cleaning, darning and such things;
There's no use to try to vamp Mr. Mims, either to pass or for fun.
For I've tried it and it cant be done;
Don’t think you'll get by when told to report to 221
If you skip it, look to your legs, her name is Miss Chase, my son;
Now I’ve bored you long enough, but let me say, if you want something tough.
Just come up to E. H. S., and we’ll show you the stuff.
One event, which with the joyousness of Spring and graduation, will add to the treats of commencement week will lx the operetta presented by the Music Department of our school. The operetta which has Japan as its setting, is a comedy in two acts, having as its name, “The Yokohoma Maid," by Arthur Penn. This is the first operetta in three years that has lx?en presented by the music department and it has many reasons to be the best one ever presented. The plot of the story and the music are good, the directors are even better, and the characters represent the best musical element among the student body. About seventy-five j eople compose the chorus. In the parts of the leading characters these people will appear: Frances Cook, Ellen Dupuy, Fred Riggan, Velma Proctor, Herbert Brush, l lulon Whitehead. Carrol Gardner, Ralph Levy, Caroline Henshaw, Fva Pitts, Maria Hickman and Edward Pennington.
The girls chorus from the Lyric Club sang at the Jefferson Theatre on Sunday afternoon at the “Community Sing." The Lyric Club also entertained the teachers the day they met at the Ensley High School at the meeting of all the teachers in the district. The following program was rendered on that occasion, at which time Ralph Levy, Louis Botta, Herbert Brush and Ellen Dupuy were the soloists.
1. “Summer Nights" .................................. Orchestra
"Fickle Joe".. Orchestra
2. "Liza Jane" Louis Botta and Glee Club
"Bull Dog on the Bank" ............Glee Club
"Morning Glories" ................... Ralph Levy and Glee Club
3. Selected Harp Duet Margaret Meagher and Winona Williams
4. "Beautiful Ohio" Girls Chorus
"Blue Bird" Girls Chorus
5. “Homeward Bound" .........Glee Club
"Rainbows" Herbert Brush and Glee Club
"Yellow Ribbon Glee Club
6. Selected Violin, Piano and Cello Trio Miss McNeill. Bertram Keller
7. "Wynken Blynken and Nod" .... Ellen Dupuy and Girl Chorus
It can easily be seen that Ensley High is well known as far as music is concerned.
Many inspirations for music have been given up this year. The music study club of Birmingham, which is represented by many of the music department of Ensley High, has offered interesting and beneficial programmes, which included as performers, some of the most noted musicians of the country.
Prince Lei Lani, the Hawaian prince, who is a noted tenor singer, gave a concert in the High School auditorium this year, which was very impressive, and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
With the steadily increasing interest of the school officials toward music in offering lessons at school in band and orchestral instruments, pianos and vocal, many students are learning to appreciate music more fully than they probably would have otherwise
76The following are the musical organizations and their officers:
Lyric Club Ellen Dupuy. Pres., Fred Riggan, Vice-Pres., Emma Scholl, Sec. Bert ran Keller. TreasLouis Bolta. Librarian.
Glee Club Fred Kyle, Pres., Carroll Gardner, Treas.
Band -Ernest Kilgore. Pres., Fred Smith. Business Manager.
Miss Minnie McNeill is the head of the Music Department, Miss Grace Mill-house is assistant, and Miss Evelyn Going is director.
—Ellen Dupuy, T9.
THE YOKOHOMA MAIDS'
7Ruby Arnold Willie Dean Cowart Grace Cagle Pauline Crim Elizabeth Claypool Ruth DeShazo Ellen Dupuy Leola Dunbar Mary Furman Mary Bunn Gay May Willie I larris
Mattie Lois Albert Ruth Baker Pearl Bryant Lula Sam Brown Jessie Busby Ruby Eiradley Annabel Cary Eloise Cary Mildred Clark Lillian Erickson
First Soprano Caroline Henshaw Norma Hickman Amelia Jackson Gladys Kiffer Daline Logan Edith Lyle Gertrude Lyons Maxine McCarty Ollie Merritt Ailine Moog Nell McElhtnny
Altos and Seconds Ailene Gullahorn Jeanette Gilmore Lila Belle Gray Juanita Gilmore Celina Holt Helen Hurlburt Elsie Lenders Bernice McCullough Margaret Mentzal Mary Meehl
Lorena Norton Lucile Peacock Eva Pitts Ethel Priest Velma Proctor Elizabeth Roirdon Lady Ruth Sheldon Evelyn Tuggle Kate Nelson Tumipseed Elizabeth White
Marion Millar Margaret Meagher Hazel McLin Davis Mader Josephine Phillips Rose Page Lucille Reynolds Hattie Spurgeon Caroline Sessions Dolly Scholl
7980President Secretary-Treasurer Glee Club Fred Kyle Carrol Gardner TENORS First: Ralph Levy John Horne Robert Byrum Paul Walker Second: Fred Kyle Hulan Whitehead James Donaldson Amzi Barber Norman Jordan BASSES First: Ralph Scholl Betram Keller Louis Botta Fred Riggan Willie Gough Second: Marvin Sams Junius Harrell Francis Cook Julian Keller Carrol Gardner
81G. E. Amos. Ernest Killgore. Fred Smith The Band Direc tor President Business Manager Cornets: John Keenon Harry Mills Kearney Baxley James Donaldson Allen Foster Pickins Seroyer Louis Thornhill Clarinets: Ernest Kilgore Albert Stacey Alpheus Peke Altos: William Tuggle Hamilton Perkins Baritones Fred Smith Carl Young Trombones: William Mandy Ernest Adams Bass Paul Crum Drums: Carroll Gardner George Mandy
Be tram Keller Emanuel Zivitz Willie Mandy
Lillian Erickison Gertrude Dickson
Miss Evelyn Going.. ........
Miss Minnie McNeill Miss Grace Hillhouse Miss Norma Hickman
Ruby Arnold Sarah McKenzie Elizabeth Landgrebc
Jeanette Gilmore Lila Coker
Julian Keller Flute Tom Temple Clarinets
Ernest Kilgore Ernest Motte
Harry Mills Bass Horns Fred Smith Drum George Mandy
Harp Marguerite Meagher
Organist Pianist Asst. Accompanist
Another term of Athletics, a Team worth mention, too! I las proven to be successful Let each monitor prove to be true. Each clay there is in our high school The chance for us all to show. In some way. if we really Care to defeat the foe.
Athletic’s mean school spirit School spirit is sure u win. Showing enthusiasm and praises On the day when the team begins. Care when our team loses In every game they play And “Yeir, with all your strength, from Sept., Till the last of May! It means a lot to the players On the day of their success, for Now they are the winners and you have done your best. Lucile Turner, T9.
Claude Walker President
Faye Deaton Vice-President
Ellen Dupuy Treasurer
Lucile Turner Secretary
Abele, Elma Glass. Miss Almgren, Fred Grady, John Albert. Mildred Gillet, Bessie Austin, Paul Hillike, Edmund Avery, Mildred Hooks. Susie Adams. Magaret Hulbert, Raymond Albono. Dutch Hickman. Norma Arnold. Mary Lee HdOpt r. Anderson. Hobson Haigler. Carey Baker, Owen Holmes, Gertrude Bartlett, Ruth Hassler Preston Bates, Thelma Hufstuttler, Thomas Bibb, Fannie Jenkins, Celia Botta, Louis Jackson, Mr. Priest. Ethel Proctor, Velma Priest. Ray Riordon, Elizabeth Richard, Susuanetta Riggan, Fred Reynolds. Camille Rutledge, Mattie Smith, Fred Syler. Bonnie Stewart, Grace Swan. Merle Sessions, Carolyn Short, Theresa
89 Bryant. Floyd Jackson. Amelia Spriaellino, Ada
By rum. Adelaide Kelly. Fred Smith, Thomas
Butler. Opal Kennedy, Gage Snapps, Nellie
Busby. Sadie Levy. Ra ph Smith, Earle
Burns, Guy Sanders, Elsie Swain Schubard
Brown. Thyrza Ligon. Miss Sloan, Lee
Baker, Ruth Langrebe, Elizabeth Satterwhite, Franklin
Cagle, Ruth Lowery, Ellen Scokel. Nickolas
Canterbury, Jessie Mason, Waldine Scott, Romaine
Cannon. Charles Malone, Andrew Sparks. Helen
Chambers. Cleo Milligan, Mr. Smitz, Mr.
Chase, Miss Miller. Miss Samuels, Mr.
Crum, Paul Mims, Mr. Smales, Edna
Clark, Pascal Minor, Neva Simpson. Catharine
Crowe, Raymond Minor, Fannie Mae Turner, Florence
Crumley, Mr. Mandy, Willie Thornbury, Miss
Conner, Rudolph McClellary, I lenry Turner, Lucile
Claypool. Elizabeth McPherson, Frank Tuggle, Evelyn
Craig, Kathleen Me Bee. Earl Tvler, Winfred
Coker, Lila McHale. Rutledge Tyson. Eulalie
Cary. Eloise McNeill. Miss Turner. Davis
Davis, John Mader. Doris Tuggle, Wm.
Durbin. Raymond Mclllenny, Nell Tinklepaugh, Russel
Dixon. Gertuder Mendenhall, Harold Turner, Louis
Deaton. Faye McGee, Annie Tinman, Alirda
Davis, Thomas Merchant, Willis Turnipseed, Kate Nelson
Edwards, lx uise Mitchell Janet, Turner, Lucile
Edwards, Ronald Nelson. Nellie Vaughn, Rufus
English. John Norton, Lorena White. William
Evans. Catharine Neal. Miss Walker. Antionette
Evans, Lillian Oneal. Miss Williamson, Ruthven
Elliott. Olive Prickett, Dolly Weaver. Fred
English, Bennett Peebles, Mae Wilkerson, Henry
English. Walter Peacock. Lulle Whitehead, Hulan
Plant, Ellen Powell, Effie Mae Wells, Ella Mae
Gardner, Carroll Peck Ruth Wingate, Ed.
Gilmore, Grace Pike, Alphaeus Wilcox, John
Glrason, Miss Perkins, Hamilton Young, Care
On September 21, 1918, football practice started in Ensley High School. Although our prospects looked good, we were without the services of a coach. About twenty-five men reported the first day and among them were nine letter men from 1917. Every one expected Ensley to have her banner year in football. Several of the graduates came out and helped out, and Captain Walker showed the fellows all about preliminary work. After about a week of practice without a coach we were joined by Coach Brown. The following letter men reported for practice on the first day: Captain “Hance" Walker, “Kanagaroo" Tidmore, “Tramp' English, “Deacon" Scholl, "Fatty “Kyle. “ShoeString" Davis, “Hunk" Rosenfeld, “Whitey" Peck, and “Bookie" Snapp. Later in the season “Cow” Wilcox and “Wally” Johnson joined the team.
The Nineteen Eighteen VARSITY SQUAD was composed of the following men:
Left End, John Davis x Left Jackie, Karl Hoefer.
Left Guard. Fred Kyle.
Center. Ralph Scholl.
Right Guard, Walker Mendenhall. Right Tackle. John Wilcox.
Right End, John Gandy Quarter-back. Claud Walker (Captain),. Left Half, Erskine Tidmore.
Right Half, Max Rosenfeld.
Full-Back. Edmund English.
Other Letter Men:
Right Guard, Walter Johnson.
Right End, Will Snapp.
Tackle, Louis Botta.
Guard, August Fayett.
Half-back, Dean Peck.
Manager, Ronald Edwards.
End, Romaine Scott.
Guard, Henry Wilkerson.
Half-back, John Home.
Half-back. Dave Rosenfeld
Acipco 0. E. H. S. 0.
Central 0, E. H. S. 24.
J. C. H. S. 0. E. H. S. 6.
Syndey Lanier 0, E. FI. S. 6.
Bessemer 20, E. H. S. 0.
Touchdowns were as follows: Rosenfeld (3): English (1); Tidmore (1): IlofcrLong runs: Walker 60 yards, 50 yards, 30 yarsd, 25 yards, and 15 yards. Tidmore 50 yards. 20 yards, and 15 yards.
English 20 yards, and 15 yards.
Rosenfeld 20 yards, 18 yards, and 15 yards.
Coach of team, Rolxrt Brown (Ala.)
(x) Made all-prep team.
ENSLEY v. ACIPCO
On Novemver 6, the Varsity Squad journeyed to Acipco to take on the pipe-makers squad. Although outweighed and up against men who had plaved college football, our line fought gloriously and succeeded in keeping the Acipco team from crossing our goal-line. Although were not able to shove over a touchdown you could easily see that, that for the first time in many years. Ensley High had a line that could hold its own with the best of them.
Ensley’s shining light was “Kangaroo” Tidmore. Time after time this plucky little half-back got away for long gains. He was injured towards the last of the first half and was forced to retire. Had he remained in the game we would have probably scored.
Besides Tidmore, the next best brand of football was put up by Captain Walker. English. Snapp and Rosenfeld.
ENSLEY vs. CENTRAL
On November 1(5. Ensley High School performed a stunt that she has never performed before. Her "Gold and Black” clad huskies defeated the "gang" from Central High School by a score of six to nothing.
Captain Walker won the toss and decided to receive. He received the kick-off and ran it back about 15 yards. The two teams see-sawed in the middle of the field all during the first quarter. In the second quarter Central, aided by a fifty yard run by Newton, succeeded in reaching Ensley’s three yard line. The Central stands went wild. With the ball on their own one yard line and with two downs left for Central, Ensley’s line put up one of the best exhibitions cf holding ever witnessed at Rickwood. Ensley received the ball on downs and Cook punted from behind his own goal line Newton was downed in his tracks by Davis. Tidmore intercepted a forward pass and ran about fifty yards before being tackled. He was tackled so hard that he had to retire from the game and “Tramp” English took his palce at left-half.
In the second half, Ensley received the ball on her own fifteen yard line and, by some spectacular line plungung by English, succeeded in making a touchdown. Rosenfeld carried the ball over from Central’s fifteen yard line, and crossed the line standing up. In the play on which Ensley scored. “Cow” Wilcox had a hole in Central's line that a wagon could easily have gone through. The Ensley stands went wild with joy. English missed the goal and the score stood six to nothing.
On the ofiiensive Ensley’s main star was "Tramp” English, who, by his line plunging, coupled with that of Walker and Rosenfeld. enabled Ensley to score. English was never held for losses. Every time Captain Walker called on him to carry the ball he responded with a gain that was from two to fifteen yards.
On the defense, Kyle, Wilcox. Scholl, Davis and Hofer were the stars.
94ENSLEY vs. JEFFERSON
On November 21st. in a sea of mud, E. H. S. defeated Jefferson County High School to the tune of twenty-four to nothing. On the kick-off Captain Walker returned the ball t hirty yards, from which Tidmore, English and Walker carried the ball to the one yard line and were held for downs. Jefferson tried to put out, but the kick was blocked by Hoefer who recovered and made his first varsity touchdown. Enslev kicked to Jefferson and held them for downs. Enslev scon made another touchdown Tidmore carrying the ball over. Enslev again kicked to Jefferson and did not hold so well. Jefierson kicked and Captain Walker returned the kick fifty yards. He was on his way for a touchdown when he slipped in the mud and fell. The half ended with the ball on J. C. H. S.’s ten yard line in Ensley's posession. In the third quarter Enslev got the ball early and carried it down the field, enabling Rosenfeld to go over from the fifteen-yard line standing up.
In the last quarter, “Tramp” English showed that he was a second Ducote. He carried the ball twenty-five yards in six straight bucks and finally, on the sixth one, bucked over for a touchdown. Kyle, Scholl. Wilcox and Davis put up as good a defensive game as "Hanse, “Hunk”. “Tramp” and “Kangaroo" did on the defensive.
ENSLEY vs. SYDNEY LANIER
On November 28, “Turkey Day,” our football team left Birmingham to play Sydney Lanier High School in Montgomery. Although the team was confident of winning the game, many of our supporters expected the Poets to hand us a defeat. They had a very good reason for believing this as the Lanier team was rated as the fastest team in Central and Southern Alabama.
Ensley won the toss and chose to receive. “Hance" Walker received the kickoff and returned the ball sixty yards. He was on his way for a touchdown when he fell in the mud. The long run by the captain enthused the team, and with the ball on the twenty-yard line, English, Tidmore and Rosenfeld hit the kine low and hard and scored a touchdown. Rosenfeld carried the ball over the line.
Ensley held the ball in Lanier’s territory all during the first half. The Poets came back strong in the second half and came within three yards of scoring. Ensley show'ed her old fighting spirit and on the Lanier’s fourth down, they had thirty-five yards to go. In three downs Ensley had thrown them for a thirty-two yard loss. Again Lanier threatened to score, but the Ensley line held and Walker punted forty-five yards. Ensley again held Lanier and recovered the ball on downs. Ensley was well on her way for another touchdown when time stopped them. In the last minute of play English tried a field goal but it was blocked. A Lanier man recovered and started down the fie d but was hit by English, Walker and Rosenfeld.
The game ended w ith the score six to nothing in Ensley’s favor. “Cow" Wilcox. Kyle, Scholl and Hoefer played a g x;d game as did Tidmore. English, Rosenfeld and Walker.
ENSLEY vs. BESSEMER
After defeating Sydney Lanier High School on Thanksgiving Day, Ensley immediately challenged Bessemer High School for a game to decide the State Championship. Ensley asked for a game to be played the seventh of November. Bessemer
95refused the challenge and we discontinued practicing, thinking that the season was over. On December the fifteenth. Ensley received a challenge from Bessemer for a game to be played on the twenty-first of December. Ensley was out of practice and so we refused the challenge. Bessemer said we were afraid of them anb we asked them to play us on the twenty-first of December at Rickwood Park.
The two teams appeared at the park on Saturday, but it had been raining all day and the field was too wet to play. The coaches agreed to play on the following Tuesday, the twenty fourth of December. Ensley had practiced three days prior to the game. Lack of sufficient practice told on Ensley during the game, and Bessemer won by the score of twenty to nothing. Ensley's siar was Captain Walker, who returned' a pun twenty five yards. Tidmore made some good gains from a “spread format on” English also made some nifty gains Rosenfeld's punting was also a feature as he averaged thirty five yards with them. On the line Wilcox and Johnson put up the best game.
ALL-STATE PREP TEAM
Here’s another all-state prep football team picked by a youthful fan that has viewed the work of every team:
“Bob Me David, Sporting Editor, Age-Herald.
“Dear Sir: Following my usual custom of picking an all prep football team I wish to have the following printed in your paper. I have seen all the leading teams play, so my choice is well grounded I pick Berry of Bessemer for center. He is a good passer and holds a cool head in action. Johnson of Ensley gets right guard. He is a big man. fine on defensive and offensive. Wilcox of Ensley gets right tackle, for he is one of the best high school tackles that I have ever seen perform. Turner of Sidney Lanier deserves right end. He is a good tackier and breaks up many end runs by getting the man with the ball be ore he gets started.
‘ Jones of the Central at left guard is a good heady man Sweet of Bessemer at left tackle is a fierce tackier and plays the game well. Davis of Ensley at left end is a light man but makes up for this by good tackling and his knowledge of the game. Walker of Enslcv at quarter is an exceedingly fast man, runs, mnts back well and is a good broken field runner. He probably knows more footba I than any other high school player. He is also a good all-round kicker and I would pick him as captain of the team.
“Merrett of Bessemer at right half is good on end runs and plays a good de-
fensive gi me.
"Tidmore of Ensley at left half is a good line plunger and good on end runs, also a good defensive man. Baty of Bessemer gets full-back. He is one of the best full-backs I have seen in many a day. He not only hits the line hard but also runs ends well. He is a hard tackier, leaving his feet most of the time. Baty, under red Harris, should develop into a good college full-back He and Walker, I am sure, will make college men next year. Thanking you, I am
Basketball started in January under the direc ion o' Coach Brown. Scholl and Peck were the only letter men from the 1918 team to report for practice. Later Cook returned to school and made the third old man on the team. A number of candidates reported for practice and a good team was being rounded together. Soon after the second game was p’ayed Coach Brown left school, leaving the team coachless. Neverthe! ss, the boys stuck together and with the aid of Mr. M ms played out the schedule Several of the games were played on indoor courts and Ensley was very much handicapped as we boys were accustomed to an out-door court.
The last game of the season was played without the services of “Hance” Walker and ‘Hunk” Rosenfeld as hey were on the injured list. Captain Scholl and White-head played the game, the former with a Iback eye and the latter with a bum elbow.
LETTER MEN Rosenfeld Forwards
Scholl...................... . ... Center ( Captaini
OTHER MEN ON SQUAD
John Gandy Guard
Hulan Whitehead Gua d
Lieut. Mims Coach
Ronald Edwards Manager
E. H. S. 12. Dora 21.
D. H. S 8 Birmingham Southern 45 ( Varsity)
E. H. S. 8, Dora 50
E. H S 5. Tuscaloosa 19 (I ligh School).
E. H. S. 7. J. C. H. S. 10 E. H. S. 15. J. C. H. S. 24 E I I. S. 15. Tuscaloosa 21 (High).
BASKET BALL FAN PICKS ALL-STATE PREP TEAM
The following communication relative to the all state prep cage team is self explanatory:
Mr. Bob Me Dai id. Sporting Editor Age-Herald:
I am a close student of high school athletics. I have seen all the leading high schools play basketball this year, and after a long and careful study of each and every player on all the teams. I have picked the following men to represent Alabama’s strongest high school team:
Gossett and Adair of Dora are the two best forwards representing any high school in the state. Both men know and understand basketball thoroughly. Grimes of Dora is the best center and could easily make a college team.
Walker of Ensley and Hudson of Sydney Lanier are the two best all-round guards. Both men are good “shots” and can play either “running" or “stick” guard. Both guards made the all-prep football team and thus they have plenty of fight. Other men who deserve honorable mention are Merrett of Bessemer, Harrison of Bessemer, Arvine of Dora, Ballenger of Dora, Freeman of Jefferson County High School, Little of Jefferson County High. Griffin and Lawley of Central. Thanking you kindly if you publish this, I am, yours respectfully,
L. F. Spencer.
Girl’s basket ball at Ensley High School has been neglected; but nevertheless, for the past two years we have endeavored to have a team. The girls showed an unusual amount of enthusiasm in basketball this year. About twenty girls came out for practice and about fifteen practiced regularly. After practicing for about a month were able to select two teams, a varsity and a scrub. However we did not play any games with other school teams. The line up for the varsity team was:
Elizabeth Claypool Center
Ruth Baker (Manager), l-ovie Thaxton Forward Forward
Catherine Buck (Captain) Guard
Merle Pitts Guard
Lucile Clark—Elizabeth White Center
1 lelen Hulbert Carolyn Sessions Forward
Grace Evans—Elsie Sanders Forward
Ruby Bradley Guard
Katharine Craig Guard
—Cat trine Buck, 22.
Baseball' pep” began to rise about March 20th Scon after the season started Mr. Millican was appointed coach of the team; ‘ Hunk' Rosenfeld was elected Captain. Other "Old” men on the squad are: Weaver. Cook. Scholl. Botta and Smith. A large number of candidates are out for the team. Duncan, the third baseman, is one of the bright "spots” on the team. Other "new men who are showing up well are: "Abe’ Rosenfeld. Price and Davis.
The state championship :s th ? team's goal. Watch their smoke!
Cook Weaver Catcher Pitcher
Cannon First Base
Botta Second Base
Duncan Third Base
Rosenfeld (Captain) Short-stop
Mendenha I Left b leld
Gandy Center Field
1 )onaldson Right Field
Scholl and "Abe” Rosenfeld have been on the regular nine but were recently
Iordan Left Field
Bell Right Field
11 ic km an Pitcher
Coach Mr. Millican. Manager Ronald Edwards.
Ensley 3 Birmingham Southern 8. Ensley 3 Dora 2 Ensley 1 J C. II. S. 5.
Ensley 2 Bessemer 3.
Ensley .-—Jefferson Ensl y 6 Central 7.
Ensley 3 Bessemer 5.
Ensley 4 Central 2.
N. B. -This schedule is not complete.
GRADUATES OF 1903
Mattie May Mrs. Williams.
GRADUATES OF 1904
Milliard Smith Ensley.
Davie Acuff Mrs. Casey.
Nina Randall Mrs. Swann.
Olive Keenon Florida.
Mims Hutchins- T. C. I.
Myrtle Francis—Mrs. Inman.
I laybe Rogers Mrs. Sullivan.
Jennie Keenon - Mrs. McWilliams.
GRADUATES OF 1905
Ester Lind —(Mrs. Seymour Hall)
Margaret Spradlin—Mrs. Johnston.
Janie Wells (Mrs. Fornville) Teacher.
Walter Chiles—A. E. F.
Lester Scott Mrs. Morris Johnston Catherine Derveraux Ensley.
Blanche Davis—Mrs. Reuty
GRADUATES OF 1906
Mable Brooks—Mrs. Hartick Virginia Davis—Mrs. McEachern Willie Hutto—Mrs. Sanders.
Anna Belle McDonald- Deceased.
Edith Scott—Mrs. B. S. Jones.
Wiley Russell- Ensley.
Dr. Jonathan Mehaffy—Opelika, Ala.
Eva Wate Carter—Indiana Harbor
Etta Donaldson Stenographer, Detroit, Page Co.
Mattie Wigginton—Mrs. Lecroy.
Dr. Hervert Williams—Birmingham.
GRADUATES OF 1908
Myrtle DeFreese—Mrs. George Bennett Nola Dutton Ensley.
Ethel Gillett Ensley.
GRADUATES OF 1909
Margaret Phillips—Married.GRADUATES OF 1910
Lutie Cowan—Mrs. Percy Williams.
Marion Wood—Mrs. Iva Goodwin (Deceased).
Ruth Chiles Teacher Birmingham Schools.
GRADUATES OF 1911
Leslie Walker -Aviation.
Gladys Propst -(Deceased)
Lula Mehaney Teacher Howard.
Irvine Caine -U. S. Service.
Oma Epperson Married.
Herman Van Sandt T. C. I Abe Newman—T. C. I.
Florence Rogers —Married.
GRADUATES OF 1912
Alma Snapp Teacher. Wylam.
Carrie Beckman. Teacher.
Ethel Chiles Teacher. Fairview.
Lydia Hood -(Mrs. Dorough), Fairview.
Edith Williams Married.
Louise Peytain -Stenographer, Ensley.
Ida Newman -(Married) Mrs. Harris.
GRADUATES OF 1913
Velma Patton—Teacher, Moore School.
Will Suppler—Bank of Ensley.
Fay Barnhart (Mrs. Will Eubanks)
Marie Broadnax—(Mrs. Claud Eubanks).
Grace Hillhouse—Music, E. H. S.
Femande Peytain Mrs. Chastin Willis.
Beulah Flummer Married.
Robt. Lambert T. C. I. Laboratory Alvina Pool -(Mrs. Frank Ferguson. Pa.)
Will Mills—Draftsman B rmingham.
Daisy Stacey—Registrar, E. H. S.
GRADUATES OF 1914 John Austin—T. C. I.. Ensley.
Gordon Palmer Captain 82nd Division. A. R. F. Vivian Vann Washington, D. C., Government Work. Helen Armstrong Post Office. Ensley.
Ernest Butler—T. C. I.
Frank Patton A. E. F.
105Maud Hunt Mrs. Vance.
Lora Gallagher Mrs. Stalling.
May Agnes Hilleke—T. C. I., Mobile.
Mrs. Albert Day (Agnes Long), Ensley.
Marie McGuire- Government Work, Washington. Mrs. 'Pom Said (Lola W hite). Mobile.
Leila Sanders Mrs. Browner.
GRADUATES OF 1915
Edwin Cook— Graymont.
Herbert Phillips T. C. I.
Garland W ilson A. E. F.
Cecelia Caine Teacher.
Erskine M'Namara Johns Hopkins.
Margaret Godwin Mrs. Claud Edwards -
GRADUATES OF 1916
Herman Seal -U. of A.
Robert Brown T. C. I., W'estfield.
Burdette Bates Howard.
Fred McClure Cornell University.
Edwin Lusk T. C. I.
Avis Watson University of Alabama.
Grace Vann Deceased.
Lillian Mills Teacher, T. C. I.
Lutie Campbell Mrs. Conrad Albert.
Bennie Spinks- Howard.
Magdalena Giattina Ensley.
Barbara Endres Pittsburg, P. A.
Mary Suppler—Traders National Bank.
Alvin Keller University of Alabama.
Thos. M. Waters Chemist. Fairfield.
David Cobb L’niversity of Alabama.
Dewey GofT Bank. Fairfield.
1 Iarlan Cross— I loward.
Eugene Freeman—Transylvania University.
Ruth Hilleke—University of Alabama.
Ruth Inman Mrs. Franklin.
Catherine Clark Pratt City.
Agnes Sweigert Music Teacher.
Helen Ritchee Stenographer.
Dorothy Stokes College.
Gertrude Gravelee- Mrs. Keithley.
Edna Meyer Post Office, Ensley.
Helen Cole—T. C. I. Laboratory Jeanie Gadille—T. C. I.
James Adams- University of Alabama.
106GRADUATES OF 1917
Elnora Routledge Bloctcn, Alabama.
Adele Sanders Wheeler Business Cc liege.
Kathleen McKenzie—Vanderbilt University.
Leland Clayton—Pratt City.
Annie Laurie Merkl Mary Ritche- Stenographer.
Bertha Bates Teacher, South Alabama.
Clinton Linderman T. C. I.
Herry Moog- Florida.
Orene Lammert Vanderbilt.
Norman Mandy Alabama University.
Emma Spurgeon Ensley
Alston Busby—University of Alabama.
Edgar Keenan Auburn.
Leo Smithson -Ensley. T. I. C.
Grace Huffstutler T. C. I.
Gladys Fike University of Alabama.
Conrad Albert Ensley.
Hayes Carroway—University of Ohio.
Hulon McGregor Government Work. Washington. Rebecca Gay- Government Work. Washington Frances Sheldon Mrs. Joe Debardeleben.
Violet Wright—Pratt City.
Gladys English—Teacher. Pratt City.
GRADUATES OF 1918
John Akin—Birmingham Southern College.
Anna Barber Mrs. Shirling.
Nellie Beddow- Wylam.
John Beecher Virginia Military Academy.
Barney Bonfield Howard.
Allen Cannon Auburn.
Winnie B. Carter—University of Alabama.
Irma Lee Cawthome -Ensley.
Nathaniel Clark University of Alabama.
Paul Clayton Howard.
Herman Dean—I toward.
Jennings Drummond—University of Alabama.
Mary Derry berry Stenographer.
Gladys Faulkner Howard.
Lillian Gardner- Mrs. Dewitt Truss.
Clarice Harrell -Ensley
Edna Mae Hoehn—‘Tyler Brothers. Birmingham. Pauline Jones Drennen’s.
Rosa Kaufman Stenographer. Birmingham. Freda Levy Moore and Handley- -Stenographer. Mildred Levy Lehman Auto Co., Stenographer. Janette Little B x kkeeper.
Susan Lusk Home, Wylam.
Elizabeth Maddox T. C. I.
Hazel McElrby—Birmingham James McPherson Ensley.
Alma Oakley—Mrs. Floyd Day.
Ruth Palmer -University of Alabama.
Mary Kate Park Converse.
Ruth Pitts- T. C. I.
Gladys Poole—University of Alabama.
Dorothy Reynolds Ensley.
Myrtle Mae Richards- Pratt City.
Virginia Richards- Bookkeeper, Ensley.
Josephine Robinson, Ensley.
Kate Rutledge Rutledge Springs, Alabama.
Myrtle Savage -Stenographer.
Eunice Sloan -Howard.
Herman Smith— Bank of Ensley.
Marie Stead Birmingham. Alabama.
Benjamin Stokes -Auburn.
Frank Troncale—Colonial Theatre.
Man Vedder At College in Iowa.
Bernice Webb B. R. L. P. Co.
Ellen Wiggins- Pratt City Marie Williams Montgomery.
Vera Willard Birmingham Public Library.
Ethel Woods- Ensley.
Marion Brown Pratt City.
110The Commercial Department
OF THE ENSLEY HIGH SCHOOL
One of the largest and best equipped departments of the Ensley High School is the Commercial. Since its organization, it has grown to lx very strong and is attracting much attention. Many of the students of the school are intensely interested in the commercial work, and are taking the opportunity to prepare themselves for the Business World while in school.
When first organized, the department was under the supervision of Mr. Brown, but as he later enlisted in the United States Army, it was necessary to procure another teacher. Then, in 1917 we find Mr. Simpson taking charge of the department. Previous to this, Mr. Simpson was private Secretary to Ex-Governor O’Neal of Alabama. While he was with the school the Commercial Department progressed steadily. In September, 1918, Miss Janette Little, former graduate of the Ensley High School, was placed in charge of the department. Miss Little resigned to accept another position just a short time before the semester was ended. Again the Commercial Department was in need of a supervisor and the Public School Board made a wonderful step when it secured Mr. Tobin as head of the department. Since Mr. Tobin has taken over the work a profound change has taken place and the department is growing rapidly.
At the suggestion of Mr. Tobin, the commercial students organized a Commercial Club. The purpose of the club is to study the commercial conditions of Birmingham and also to discuss the commercial relations between the United States and foreign countries. In our study of these subjects, we have distinguished lectures from time to time, and these lectures are supplemented with visits to the different factories and commercial plants of the city.
The following people have the honor of being the officers of the first Commercial Club: President, Frank Trechsel; Vice President, Ethel Priest: Secretary and Treasurer, Lucile Turner; Business Manager. Emanuel Zivitz.
Grace Cagle. T9.
112The Delphian Debating Society
The Delphian Debating Society has the distinction of being the eldest society in Knsley High School. It has been running now for about seven or eight years, and each year has been a great one for thoes members who stood by the “ole club.” When the ciub was first organized, it had as its president. Captain Gordon Palmer, of whom we have all heard. For those who are not believers in society work, this would seem to show that society work makes leaders of men.
One of the proudest things that a Delphian can boast of is that ever since there has been two boys' societies, has it lost a semi-annual debate. Tho there was no semi-annual last year we expect to have one in the near future.
This year the Delphian Society cannot boast of having many members, but those who are members are old “stand patters,” and after all they are the desirable members.
The Delphian has gained its success mainly thru the able leadership of the following: former presidents: Gordon Palmer. Erskine McNamara, Alston Busby, I laves Carroway, John Hassler, Fred Riggan and Will McClellan.
The following are the officers and members of the Delphian at the present time:
Louis Sims President
Edmund Hilleke Fred Kelly Raymond Hurlberc Earl MeBee
Fred Riggan- Edmund Hilleke Miss Chase— Mr. Crumley
Pennington. Edward Price, Thomas Riggan, Fred Sims Louis.
Socket. Nicholas Tumipseed, William Williams, Ruthven Wingate. Edward McColIough, Gordon Zwitz, Emanuel
Bonfield, Harry By rum. Thomas Hazen, Albert Hilleke, Edmund Hurlbert, Ravmcnd Kelly, Fred Logan, Joe MeBee, Carl
Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Critic Society League Advisors
113114Argonian Literary Society
The Argonian Literary Society was organized in 1915, the year the Thalians were divided and became their better half. Its members elected as their first president, Miss Cecelia Cain. The society won the first, four semi-annual debates and lost two. In the four and one-half years that the Argonian Literary Society has been organized it lias grown and prospered.
Of four programs a month we have two literary and one comic program, the fourth lx;ing given over to parlimentary practice.
There are a few requirements that one must pass liefore she may become a
member. Girls who can pass these requirements may become members if they petition the club.
Mr. Wm. Mims Miss Rachel Thornbury
Presides' Norma Hickman
Vice-President Kate Nelson Turnipseed
Secretary Eloise Can
Treasurer Ethel Prie t
Chaplain .... Evelyn Tuggle
Critic ....................................................... Elsie Sanders
Marshall ... ... Jessie Canterbury
Press Reporter ... ... Lucile Peacock
Beulah Beauert Valeria Hansbery Lucille Peacock
Rachel Bell Virginia Hay Mae Peebles
Edith Bell Mabel Hodges Ethel Priest
Vallie Bell Susie Hooks Joe Richardson
Eunice Burford Norma Nickman Catherine Simpson
Sadie Busby Earlene Henderson Leon Sloan
Annabel Cary Amelia Jackson Nell Snapp
Eloise Cary Elsie Sanders Alvida Leuman
Jessie Canterbury Maxine McCarty Evelyn Thismonge
Grace Cagle Mary Meehl Evelyn Tuggle
Clio Chambers Marion Miller Kate Nelson Turnipseed
Catherine Cross Fannie Mae Minor Ella Mae Wells
Inez Cross Beatrice Mitchum Antionette Walker
Florence Dabney Janet Mitchell Orilla Watebey
Mary Donahue Aileene Moog Margaret Wood
Bessie Gillet Ruby Murphy Gertrude Young
Ellen Flantt Lorina Morton
lhalian Literary Society
The Purple and Gold represents “Thalian,”
The club first last, and best.
When duty calls, we're always there.
We’ve always stood the test!
So. if you are undecided.
When you enter this dear old school,
And want to join a society.
That abides by the "Golden Rule”.
Just walk up to the second floor.
To room two-twenty-three And a room filled with enthusiasm.
You’re always sure to see.
President Lucile Turner
Vice-President Merle Swan
Secret fir v Anna LaPage
Treasurer .Catherine Buck
Press Reporter Faye Deaton
Marshall Florence Turner
"Tea ! ue of Snrie v' retirement a! ires Lucile Turner—Ellen Dupuy
Anna LaPpage Margaret Mathrens MEMBERS Lillian Butler Ellen Dupuy
Louise Edwards Mattie Lois Albert
Mary Lou McColl Louise Briggs Emerta Elliott
Bernice McCullough Lena Adams Mary Furman
Sarah McKenzie Ruby Baird Aileen Gullahorn
Ruth Peck Lovev Thaxton Dessie Hamilton
Eva Pitts Margaret Adams Julia Hraborski
Merle Pitts Mildred Adams Grace Hassler
Dolly Puckett Pearl Arnold Caroline Henshaw
Helen Ransom Ruth Baker Gertrude I lolmes
Caroline Sessions Ruth Bartlett Helen Hurlbert
I lelen Sparks Thelma Bates Elizabeth Landgrebe
Merle Swan Ruby Bradley Estella Goodwin
Olivai Swan Catherine Buck Mildred Albert
Virginia Summers Georfia Butler Clio Almgren
Florence Turner Opal Butler Evelv Stanson
Luciel Turner Katherine Craig Mary Guilian
Rosa Lee Webb Faye Deaton Ruby McCloud
Mary Gandy Ruth Deshazo
117118The Shakesperean Literary Society
The Shakesperean Literary Society first came into being on the fifth day of February in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, and for the following semester passed thru its first successful semester under the capable guidance of Mr. James McGay. The destines of the Society have been guided since its organization by the leadership of many presidents, among whom are Mr. Dewy Goff, Mr. Harry Ballock, Mr. James Rogers and Mr. Ralph Levy.
On October 12, 1916, the Shakespereans won a decisive victory oner the Delphian Debating Society in a game of football, the score being 18 to 0. This victory gave the Shakesperean Literary' Society the supreme athletic honors in the high school.
During the latter months of 1917, the Shakesperean Society became afflicted with internal strife and disunion. The society being composed of two conflicting factions, together with advisors who entered opinions and ideas in negation to those of the society. The outcome was naturally the dissolution of the society.
This year, however, has been the organization of the Shakesperean under a capable leader, Mr. Ralph Levy, and has, up till date of this writing seen most successful in his leadership. The society adopted with the reorganization a plan for conducting the programs similar to that of the forum of the Birmingham Civic Association. The indications at present point forward to success for the society and it is hoped by the winter, that we will not be deceived.
Patterns made by boys of Pattern Making Class ofEnsley High School. Machinery work done by Central High School.
122HA5 CN5LEY HIGH 5CH00L
THE BETTER 5PEECH CAMPAIGN
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123To The Better Speech League
Better Speech League at Ensley High.
My debt to you Is one I cannot pay In any coin of any realm Of any reckoning day.
For where is he who can figure The debt when all is said To one who makes you think again When all your thot’s for speech were said?
Oh where is the appraises Who shall the claim compute Of one who makes you resolve again to do With brawn and effort because the dead That the earnest call intreats him to?
ADVISORS Miss Hanlin Miss Glass- Miss Renken OFFICERS
Preside} i Secretary
Lila Mae Cantey Elizabeth North Beatrice Mitchum Norma I lickman Eloise Harris
Merle Swan Sam Maenza Alfred Neyer Paul Fontell Grace Hassler
Madeline Fontille Edith Bell
Jeanette Gilmore Edith Lyle
Thomas Hammill Cecil Burns Julia Beth Hbawoski
John Gandy Ruby McLeod
Jennie Slovick Elvire Lavis
Lovie Thaxton Ada line Anderson
124E H S MASCOTSpring Carnival
The Spring Carnival under the auspices of the Athletic Association was the event of the season. A gala array of gaudy costumes was the prevalent note, so much so that all judges pronounced indeed, “spring was here in all her glory.”
Side shows, consisting of a play “Little Miss Enemy,” acrobatic stunts and the even pleasing and amusing minstrel show with its black face comedians, were the special attractions of the evening.
Beguiling maidens dressed as yama-vama, Spanish carvems and chorus girls, throughout the crowd sold peanuts, home-made candy, confetti, ice cream and other trifles.
The facualty committee consisted of Miss Vallie Young White, as chairman. Mis. Grace Hillhouse, Miss Mae Chase, Mr. Crumley and Mr. Leicester Jackson.
The student committee consisted of Ronald Edwards, Manager of Athletics Association, as chairman, Kate Nelson Turnipseed, Fred Figgan, Fred Kyle, Frances Cook and Davis Turner.
126LEAGUE OF SOCIETIES"THE AMAZONS”
On December 28th, "The Amazons’ was presented in the Ensley High School Auditorium. The play was a comedy in three acts, written by Arthur Penero, one of the best known of modern writers. It had a clever plot, dealing with the exciting adventure of a lady Castlejordan, three "sons” the Ladies Moevine (Noel), Wilimiena (Billy) and Thamosin (Tommy) and their sweethearts.
The play was well presented, being very ably directed by Miss Vallie Young White and was deemed one of the best ever presented by the school.
The cast included some of the best actors in the school, and great praise and credit is given them in the portrayal of this histrionic abilities.
THE CAST WAS AS FOLLOWS
Lord Litterly Lord Tweenways Andre deGuval Wm. Mirchu Youatt Feltch
Lady Castlejordan Lady Noeline I-ady Wilimiena Lady Thomasin "Sergent" Shuter
Thomas Price Wei bon Williams Edmund liilleke
Arvel I ogan Edward Wingate Anna La Ppagc
Marie Tull Gladys Lyle
Scene laid in Caslleiohn Park
Dramatic Coach Business Manager Stage Manager
Miss Vallie Young White
Ronald Edwards Raymond Hulbert
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TALENTED MUSICIAN ALMOST MISSES CALLING
Faculty Headquarters, April. (Special by Eavesdropper)—Today has been wonderful in discoveries as in weather. The W.
K. Miss McNeill has unearthed a talented musician in Smithville who would any day rival the great artists if he were disclosed to the crying public. This genius is Mr. L. L. Jackson.
For some years Mr. Jackson has been connected with the vocational work for the U. S. However. in an interview with him he say’s he can no longer resist the lure of the bells, so lias affiliated himself with the J. F. orchestra of Smithville. We predict a bright future for Mr. Jackson and shall look forward with much pleasure to his first concert. Keep your ears open for the appealing. sighing, sympathetic ringing of his bells.
(Editors Note -The reporter thought this well written so we are printing it to him as he is going to lend us his car Sunday.
for Smithville only:—
Rain yesterday. Snow next Winter. Generally warmer this summer.
“The Smithville Breeze will be 2200 years old in Youlv. said
L. L. Smith, editor of the paper.
An attractive special edition
of the pap.r commemorating its anniversary is being gotten up and will be issued in Youly. A number of cuts of some of Smithville s oldest citizens, will make the edition especially attractive.
Smithville—Before the battle of Bad English and Good English numerous English wounded and fugitives were taken in by the E.
H. S. Soon they had to think of puttingthemtosomeuse. Among the wounded was a staff colonel.
I. Seen. who. as soon as he was able to stand, wished to get to tlie frontier so as to return to duty. An engineer (Better S|)eech League) brought him to light. This first stage proved that he was not yet strong enough to endure the fatigue of tlie est of the journey.
With whom should he find a sure refuge if not with the English matron of the I lighSchool whose courage and devotion were universally known. The whole High School Nation was in the secret. But soon other wounded recovered and were t for service. They were sent to M iss Hanlin. who consented to give them hospitality un il guides could be found to take them to the frontier. The presence of a great many of these wounded was obvious as soon as one entered the school. G. Whiz, I. Taken. H. E. Rung and a great many others were always speaking in loud voices and could be heard at any time.
It was then that the Better Speech I-eague and some of its friends determined to put these dangerous guests into private houses or with reliable keepers. But the more that were eliminated, the more came. One day a conference was held by the matron and a group of her Leaguers and a few days later a regiment of guides, in the guise of posters arrived for inspection at 102 (Miss Hanlin's Room). By this time the school had become publicly known as a refuge for fugitives and wounded soldiers. So Miss Hanlin went on.
never ceasing her devotion to the work until she had practically the whole school enlisted in her service. She had wished to save men. Engl sh first, then Slang, and she gave herself up entirely to this humanitarian and patriotic work.
If one considers the results of her activities they were far from vain. She saved from illness, from fatigue, and from mortal woundeds, several hundred fugitive soldiers. She admitted passing two hundred men on the frontiers, but thanks to the rami-fications due to a great extent to her initiative, the number of soldiers sent on was far higher.
NEW CHAIR INSTALLED JANITOROLOGY PERPETUAL COURSE OFFERED IN ENSLEY HIGH SCHOOL PROF. DOUBLE E. SMITH INSTRUCTOR Smithville, April 1 —Object— To give one a working knowledge of how to keep a school building in order, with as little physical or mental exertion as possible.
Pre-requisites—No previous knowledge on the subject. Must be either Ethiopian or Caucasian. No knowlegde of how to repair plumbing or how to keep same in order. Length of course--Entire course is completed in three weeks. A student janitor must serve the school one full week after taking the degree of EFFICIENCY.
Attractive Features: If cours i taken during cold weather the student will not be required to have the school building heated at any time regular. Any time between 8:30 and 3:00 o'clock is sufficient. Heat may be omitted any day the janitor desires to be away. When convenient
for him it is desired that he use un the coal as rapidly as possible even if on hot days, so as to Rive the necessary room in the Coal Bin for Band rehearsals.
POLICE ST!LLINVEST!G AT INC MYSTERY. CHIEF HR I DC ESS ON THE JOB
Smithville. April 1 Early this morning when the gray dawn was beginning to fade away and the fun was debating whether to come cut or not. a stranger thing happened. A man was seen en- I tering a j ound window of the largest building here. To make matters more complicated he had a large bag or bundle over his shoulder. A policeman, who saw him. rushed into the building. but ail was quite and peaceful. no one had seen him. The police department is in a state of uneasiness over this, as he. might have been kidnppaing some one or going in to steal numbers of other things. But after many long conferences Chief of Detectives Bridgets took charge himself and wc now hope, for the benefit of the pub-lie. that the matter will be cleared up immediately, if not sooner. The Chief announces that he has a clue as to the guilty one, but refuses to disclose it until he is sure. Chief Bridgets has selected as his co-workers in this mystery. Capt. Schmitz and Capt. Lipscomb.
Since by election, it has been ordained that a jokeless editor be in charge of this '’epartment. archives havi been searched for six cylinder editorials equipped with demountable rims, adver- I list'd as odo-less, and guaranteed "to take well before taking"
SEE 01 R HATS!!!!
SOME WONDERFl LLY HOPELESS CREATIONS! Miss Thornburv’s Millinery Shop
320 Thorn Alley's Burg
Mr. Smith —“What is space?” Welbom Williams -“I can't hink. but I have it in my head "
THE SMITHVILLE BREEZE
“There have been feasts of all kinds.
Which was not against the rule,
But when they became too numerous
They were kicked clear out of school”
B. You hr
MY FEELINGS AS Smithville. April 1 I am a little freshman.
Who dear y loves to work.
I do everything there is to do. And do it without a shirk. Christina Buxton '22
Don't you wish you were a soph, Who did nothing but oaf.
So hurry up and join t he sophs. And b anot her joke
— Irene Moehrs.
Friendly, jolly ?nd carefree, Happy juniors are we.
Hopin' that with little work. We’ll be seniors soon
- Lucile Turner, '20
Worshiped by the Freshmen.
And by Jealous Sophmores too Detested by the Juniors,
A Seniors Life My view
- Lucile Turner, '19
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SM IT VILLE'S BEST PAPER
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“I had a wonderful day last Wednesday. With Mayor E. E. Smith..' said Harry Mills of Bingville. "The Office is an unusually pleasant one, and it certainly was a treat to spend the entire day in such pleasant company. It is a treat to get away from work at this time of the year, and I enjoyed every minute of my stay.
TUESDAY. APRIL 1
HARMONY IN THE LEACCf OF NATIONS
Smithville. April 1 —(Speciali Chairman It has been thought best to lix the fines for being absent at 50c a meeting Are there any objections.'” Three or lour frenzied voices “Yes! It is an outrage, an Qni man There being no objections, the secretary will casf one vote for the motion and it will he carircd.
Now we come to the matter of dues. We boys haw talked it over and decided that you will pay $1.00 a semester Of course we want every club to have a just so. Anyone oppose this?”
Agonized voices —"Yes. yes! Listen
Chairman “No one being opposed we will regard that matter as being settled.
Now friends, what is your pleasure in regard to excuses? There seems to be quite a strong feeling among us that we ought not accept any excuses What Say you? Any objections.
Chorus of despairing voices— “We object! We demand!
Chairman "Since no one objects, it will be so. Before adjourning. however, I wish to congratulate you on the wonderful harmony shown in this meeting. It is such a pleasure to be allowed (to be at the head of) to preside over a league whose thoughts (and aims) are in such perfect agreement V
BEST JOKE IN SMITHVILLE "S'; - '!()• |Ophe’.ia Johnson)
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Smithville. April 1 Great excitement was caused on Fiist Avenue this morning when Miss Grace Hillhouse came forth from her residence 123. in a most striking creation of spotted spongee. Six years ago Miss Hillhouse purchased this dress in Ensleyand its appearance each year since that time has marked the beginning of spring in Smithville.
THE SMITHVILLE BREEZE
TUESDAY APRIL 1
THE SMITHVII I K BREEZE EDITORIAL PAGE
Established Gc f» B. C.
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Entered at Smithville Post-oflice as First Clas; Matter.
Published yearly, except leap year.________________________
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Passed by tire Pure Food and I)ru« Act. on Sent. 34th, 1918.
TO THE PUBLIC:
The Smithville Breeze is the proud posessor of a veritable hall of fame in which the aspiring reader will find the brain product of many of the most brilliant in-teiectua! personalities of the day. For literary merit, we modestly acclaim the Smithville Breeze the peer of all other informative periodicals, furthermore. we hereby warn the public against the maudlin sentimentality contained in the Gleam.
Society President—“Please answer roll call with quotations from Shakespeare ’.
Eva Pitts—“Jesus wept”.
TO SUBMIT ELEVATOR REPORT
The annual reports of the Committee on Elevators in E. H. S will be submitted to Prof. Smith today. The Committee hopes to have the elevators installed sometime before the present generation passes away, hut there is no encouragement to their plans as Mr. Smith deems elevators much too convenient.
TRY US Our sad singing is recommended for funerals E. H. S. GLEE CLUB
WATCH A R EICON MAKES—
Ellen Dupuy sing “Laddie in Khaki-—Pm Waiting for You", better than anything she ever sang?
The Silly Six Sorority call Lucile Turner “L - o - o - t“ and why her heart bumps violently at sight of a khaki uniform and leather legging?
Fay Deaton attend every E. H. S. football game when she does not even understand the first principal of the game?
Romaine Scott have such a weakness for that charming little ballad entitled “K-K-K-Katy"?
Norma Hickman insist on displaying her vocal ability (?) by singing "Jawn" of Arc?
Gladys Lyle so determined to be Marguerite Clark the second, with Welbon Williams as co-star when we all know that they are “wandering stars"?
Sadie Busby’s maiden blushes (?) settle so permanently on such queer places as her cheek bones and eye lids?
Miss O'Neal go to Atlanta three times per month?
Martha Jones and Mr Tobin pet along so well ("$$,’.»?! together?
'Flossie" Turner “Dot" Ma-der and “Mickey" Reynolds wear those queer little curls in the middle of their foreheads?
Miss Miller wear all those diamonds on "the" finger and what the "L" on the big masculine ring stands for?
Miss M. says that they are all engagement rings—Editor )
RECENT BOOKS OF FICTON Love and Marriage from a
Scientific Point of View
By “Charley" W. Crumley.
Love and Marriage have been discussed from various sources but never treated from a scientific view-point Mr. Crumley discourses on this well, as can be proved by the Science classes.
All soft drinks taxable except castor oil.
E. H. S. SMITHVILLE. ENSLEY
1. The biggest in Smithville.
2. location: In a quite ru-burb of Smithville.
3. Purpose. To produce carefree, aimless men and women
4. Faculty: Vigorous men who are scholars.
5. Library: Thousands of volumes, best periodicals, including Judge and Life.
(5. Science Hall: A fifty foot lire pr K f room, erected in (510 B. C.
7. Wonderful .limnasium, swimming pwl and tennis courts.
8. Mtxlern clock system and dining hall.
9. Sjxrcial course for those with jazz band aspirations.
10. Reserve officers training corps!!
11. Glee Club See AD; SEE AD.
VISIT THE ZOO. MCE PLACE FOR THE CHILDREN
R R. SCHMITZ. Keeper
Animals of Pattern Making
Horse Otto Arnold
Dog August Fayet
Bull Carl Franklin
Willie "Bee" Willie Lenderman Hypotenuse Albert Stacey
l ien "Peck" Dean Peck
Buck Fred Weaver
Duck Sam Brodie
Pig Glenn Sturgess
Bollweevil Vernon Lutz
A buzzing of tongues in the hall. A group of girls on the stair!!! Suddenly all is quite Mr. Smith! appears on the scene.
Smithville, April 1 Investigation into the records and reports of the convicts of E. H. S. was started this morning by the Committee on Failures. With the exception of Ixtective Burns and Marshal Chase, all members were present and the prosecution went forward with great vigor and energy.
THE SMITHVILLE BREEZE
TUESDAY, APRIL I
Mr. Crumley "Has anyone a watch with these clocks"? Gladys Lyle "Yes, I have.
Mr. Crumley "Well you had better Ret a new watch”.
"The tall pines pine.
The poipotscs poise.
The humble-bees bumble all day.
the eavesdroppers drop.
The grasshoppers hop.
While gently the cow-slips —away."
How Miss Glass manages to dance
How Mr. Smith got married
How Mi . Mims buys enough peroxide.
How Fred Kyle and Percy Coleman manipulate without smoking their pipes in school. How John Wilcox makes out on a High School Lunch.
How Mr. Crumley gets by with the women.
Why Mr Smith has not changed the room numbers.
That Louis Botta knocked a three bagger.
THINGS OF TIIE PAST
Square Dances Red Lemonades Foot Washings Peg Top Trousers Blue Back Spellers Bald Heads Jessie James Mustaches Cross Spelling Town Ball Log Rollings Com Shuckings—
SOCIAL DETECTIVES BURNS BURNS We detect anything and everything
(Paid Ad vert isemen t)
1 teach you in three lessons. Money refunded if not satisfactory FRED RIGGAN (Paid Advertisement)
It seems to me I'd like to go Where bells don't ring, nor teachers teach Nor clocks don't ring, nor romrs don't sound And I'd have stillness all around
It 'twern't for demerits and leactiers and books I'd like this school pretty well, But when it comes to having fun.
I like hikes and ixirties lots the best.
Sometimes it seems to me 1 must. Just quit this old school’s work and fuss.
And go out where ignorance is bliss,
Oh. say. how does it seem to you?
—Apologies to Eugene Fields
GIRLS AND THEIR HAIR PROBLEMS
By Margaret Ligon This ablcmathemat ician shows the folly of ear puffs, curls and pompadours. The object of the book xxx old time styles restored
EVILS OF CHEWING GUM By Grace Miller A most excellent work explaining fully how chewing gum habit enlarges the lower portion of the face and changes the lines of the mouth until there is no trace of the "cupid’s bow "-lips. It also shows the harmful effects upon the nerves of a sensible teacher, who has to watch a room full of mouths working with absolute-disregard of time and rythm. The 50 illustrations of the facial contortions of the gum chcwer are especially convincing.
CLEARING THE HALLS
By E. E. Smith This heart-rendering little ! oem will appear in the anniversary edition of the Breeze.
A BOOK ON EARLY RISING
By Miss Bobby Burns. This book is especially recommended to High School pupils.
THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF NAILS AND SCREWS S BUTTONS
By Richard R Smchitz
EVA PITTS Art thou a bird, a bee. or a butterfly?
A bird in shape.
A bee collecting sweets from all. am I.
A butterfly in brilliancy of dress.
ALLEY NEW S
Anna PaPpage entertains The members of the S. S S. were delightfully entertained at A “FEED" by one of their charming members. Mile. La-Ppage. After a few wonderful impersonations by Mile. I-a-Ppage, Tea and Tanlac wen-served.
One of the season’s most delightful affairs was the “cake and dope" party given by Mr. Tobin in honor ot rhe Commercial Club. On account of the inclemency of the weather the party went in Mr. Tobin's wonderful "Peaver Limousine’ The young people went first to the Birmingham Bottling Works and drank barrels of refreshing nectar. Later they went to Stone’s Cake Factory and consumed great quantities of cakes. They all voted Mr. Tobin an ideal host.
No weddings are booked for Smithville this summer but we haven’t heard from Miss Hanlin or Miss Burns yet.
Miss Evalina Going spent last Wednesday in Smithville Some Spendthrift
Miss Vally Young White enter tained at a luncheon in the private dining room of Tommy Price’s Cafe in honor of someone in uniform—a bell boy we think —or was it a nice boy clerk.
THE SMITHVILLE BREEZE
TUESDAY. APRIL 1
Two young ladies from Wylam. who spent the winter in Smithville.
There is a vague rumor that the "service” ring that Miss Nelson is wearing will become a ”band” ring this summer. She too. so we hear is to live in Hawaii. Is it not funny that the language teachers go to Hawaii.
How is it that Miss Simpson can still work in these old Southern schools, when her heart is in Minn.
Miss Captola Neal left off her high collar yesterday
"Johnny- Tlie Bible says that no one who tells lies can go to Heaven."
"Mama, did you ever tell a lie?"
"Why yes. of course."
"Did papa ever?"
"Yes, Johnny "
“Well I don’t know as I care about going to heaven if there isn't going to be anybody there but God and George Washington.
Smithville Postoffice, April 1 (By the Taller i Today a large and appreciative audience witnessed one of the most important bouts of the season. Unfortunate were those indeed who were away not to have seen one of the most inspiring and impressive encounters ever seen in Smithville. This stirring tight was between Walker and English for the championship of Smithville. English came into the ring first, with his w. k. trainer. Tidmorc; and of course met his applause like the hero he is. After a delay of a few minutes (the reporter believes he delayed on purpose to stage his entrance effectively) Walker entered gracefully meeting an applause that shook the heavens.
No time was wasted then as both were eager for the fray They glared at each other only for a second, then closed in. Referee Smith was at a telephone booth nearby, so not on his job. 'Fhe opponents went wild; each saw his best girl seeing him getting beaten. When the referee finally got on his job. the combatants were so badly mangled, that the fight had to be called and nurses sent for. Each is pleased with himself, nevertheless because both received congratulations when allowed visitors.
LIFE SENTENCE OF SOLITUDE IMPOSED ON
Jimnasium. April 1— (By Judge) All fans of baseball are heartbroken over the sad plight of Smith and Scholl. The severest penalty provided in fandom statutes, confinement from the team, was imposed in open court yesterday upon Deacon Scholl and Fred Smith. Many tearful glances were exchanged on the team, although all admitted that the youths had automatically suspended themselves.
THE SMITHVILLE BREEZE
TUESDAY: APRIL 1
Scholl says he is contemplating entering the aviation service while Smith has accepted an offer from Uncle Sam to go on a lecture tour over the United States, speaking on a “Courtless Campaign".
AMUSEMENTS SMITHVILLE THEATRE Dr. Cruml.v will give a Hawaiian dance.
Prof. Samuels will give marvelous ”fects" on the bicycle.
Dancing- Mr. Bridgets will entertain his classes with solo dances of a classical nature in the boiler room of the Smitbville Hotel.
“C" Ad; "C" Ad Lecture to be given Wednesday night at the Little-Bo-Peep Theatre by Jay Millican on “How to Win a Lady's Heart."
GET YOUR LUNCHES AT THEE. H.S. CAFETERIA COME EARLY BIG SALE-SLIGHTLY DAMAGED PIES TOMMY PRICE. Prop (Paid Advertisement)
ARE YOU GETTING BALD? TRY—MIMS'
HAIR TONIC (Paid Advertisement)
THE BEST PAPER IN THE SOUTH
WANT ADS Wanted a machine for eating peanuts that will not tire the arms- Deacon Scholl.
Wanted: Somebody new to vamp Marion Millar.
Wanted: A hot air cooler for room 220—Math 1 pupils.
Will pay liberally for a machine that will write out demerits at the rate of 60 miles an hour Anyone with ideas please sec me as soon as possible Chas. Crumley.
Lost strayed, or stolen: A bag containing rouge lip stick, powder puff, and mirror. If relumed at once and in secret no questions will be asked Thelma Williams.
Wanted Reduced rates to West End—Ralph Levy.
Lost straved or stolen: A valuable Math grade received from Mr. Mims last month. The finder will please return the same to Romaine Scott and receive a liberal reward Room 102.
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One free with every copy of t he Smi thville 1 freeze!
GET yours today!
Definition: Au'to- 'mat'ic 'mat-ik) a aulo»sometimes-f-matic runs) see spasmodic.
Example: Automatic Clock in Ensley High School.
Such a dock has t wo forms of motive power viz—Waits and Pendulum. The “wails" are about eleven hours long and are on duty at night only. The "pendulum" which furnishes the power that operates the clock by day weighs about 147pounds. is four feet 12 inches high and eighteen inches across the waist When the pupils assemble each school day, the "Pendulum" (Mr Schmitz) lakes its place in a choir directly beneath the Master Clock in the principal’s office. Having slept during the night and becoming somewhat groggy, it is necessary that the clock be stirred up before starting the dry's work. This is done bv the "pendulum" that punches the button in rapid succession until the "ticks begin to crawl over the face and hands ol the Master Clock, and those of its o'Tspring in various classrooms. When t hese clocks ‘itch' so that they have to move, then
Serviced) begins. From this time on the clocks runs smoothly until any two bells ring simultaneously or the hands of some branch clock accidently coincide in time with those of the Master Clock or until some teacher in following the signals dismisses her class on time. 'Hie shock is more than the clock with such a delicate constitution and by-laws can stand so it stops and stays stopped until some one can find the "Pendulum" sus-posed to be in room 120.
For further information consult "What I Wish I Knew About Clocks" by I. B. A Clock Schmitz.
THINGS WANTED AND
CAN’T BE FOl ND
Pretty weather for taking Smithville Breeze pictures.
What goes on in Faculty meeting.
Common key to library and office.
Two hours preparation for j I a thema t ics lesson.
Something good‘to eat in the lunchroom.
To see liess Young without a load of books.
To see some high grades lying loose on the teachers tables.
Mathematics 1 with a good lesson.
Permanent assistant for Mr Tobin.
To make Mr. Samuel smile more, and see the fun in feasts. —6th Period Class
To know why Language teachers find no attraction in Smithville as they do in Missouri and Hawaii.
—The Smitbville School Board
136ENSLEY BOYS AND GIRLS
How About Camping this Summer at Camp Winnataska?
Birmingham Sunday School Association
401 Title Guarantee Building
You’ll always do better at
138Gwin-Williams Grocery Co.
White Crest Flour
Phone Ensley 383 ENSLEY, ALA.
PHOTOGRAPHERS AND PHOTO STOCK DEALERS
Picture Frames and Kodak Supplies
Have Your Photographs Made by Them PATRONIZE HOME PHOTOGRAPHY
STUDIO AT ENSLEY
R. W. RUSSELL, Proprietor and Owner Phone Ensley 300
139WHITE PALACE BARBER SHOP
First-Class All Work Strictly First-Class
Hair Cuts Sanitay Shaves
L. C. FORTNER, Prop.
317 Nineteenth Street
A WISE MAN
buys Wright—others buy right and left. lie a wise man.
Wear Wright’s Hats
1903 2nd Ave.
1928 3rd Ave.
taught in Ensley by world’s
who has had eleven courses in Science.
Chas. W. Crumly
Ph. D.,B. S.. M. I)., I). D-. S. O. !..
R. S. V. P.
A. E. WELLS. Prop.
Phone Ensley 502
Complete Home Outfitters
WELLS FURNITURE CO.
Succc or to WELLS BRASWELL
Prices to Suit the Times Terms to Suit Everybody
400 to 410 Eighteenth Street ENSLEY
MOCall Ens ey202
when in need of Hardware and Household Supplies.
Quick Delivery. Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Glenn Hardware Company
418 18th St. Phone E. 878
This Studio has boon doing business in this city and locality for the past It years.
We are the makers of fine photographs. We do commercial work, such as photographing buildings, homes, streets, animals, etc. We do enlarging, copying, reducing and framing. We renew old, faded pictures of all kinds and sizes.
Last, but not least, we have a Kodak department that is iinequalcd in finishing and promptness of delivery.
Dad says: “Ij you Imre a big bill to pay, biing it to us and we will reduce it."
141Metropolitan Cafe iFiHbs-OkroJiimn Iriui (Co.
FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN EASTMAN KODAKS PHOTO SUPPLIES PARK TILFORI), JOHNSTON'S CANDIES WATERMAN'S FOUNTAIN PENS
U4 NINETEENTH ST. PHONE EXSLEY, ALA. Prescriptions Accurately Compounded Cor. Avenue E and Nineteenth St.
KILGORE FURNITURE COMPANY The BON TON
EVERYTHING FOR THE HOME AT REASONABLE PRICES. shows its appreciation of your patronage by giving you the most efficient service to be had.
1801 Ave. E Easley Ala. Bon Ton Barber Shop 1905 Ave. E Ensley, Ala.
142Braswell Furniture Store Dealer in Furniture, Carpets, Stoves, Ranges, Trunks, Etc. Our Prices and Terms Will Please You. We Make Your Watch Run on Time
Your Old Furniture Taken in Part Payment For New CHS LEV. ALA
S. G. Braswell, Prop. Society Pins Class Pins
1720 Ave. K. Ensley Phone K. 51 Nome of Satisfied Eye-filass Wearers
Go to W. T. SNOW T. G. MACKEY SON
l‘ 07 Ave. E. for the best Groceries and Country Produce SHOES AND MEN S FURNISHINGS
'Fry the Tennessee Butter It is the Best 1816 Avenue E, Ensley Phone 946
143P. H. TYLER A. G. LONG
JEWELER and JEWELER and
Expert Watch Repairing
Sec our new decora! ions of Eyes Examined Free-Fit
Picard China Guaranteed
Broken Lenses Duplicated
M I'ernis to Responsible People
000 10th Street
IS11 Avenue ’ (Nenr PouolHcc)
ENSLEY. ALABAMA ENSLEY. ALA.
If you want to Wear the
Best Looking, Best Fitting and Best Wearing Suit
in town, make your selection from the line of
Keller’s Klothes Shop
304 19th St. ENSLEY Phone 333
144New Line of Luther—Florist
BICYCLES MRS. H. LUTHER Manager
Expert Repairs, 1
CHAS. SIGLER 511 Twentieth St.. Between Ave. E and F
718 lDlli St.. Enslcv. Ala. ENSLEY. ALA.
BOSS LIVERY CO.
James Yukakcs, Manager
Livery, Transfer and Boarding Stable
All Kinds of Hauling Household Goods a Specialty. Quick Truck Service. Pierce Arrow Trucks. Picnics and Hay Hides.
Phone Easley 57 or 04 1808-1S10 Ave. F, Knslcv
Moving Household Goods Strictly Cash
145ENSLEYFAIRFIELD LAUNDRY COMPANY Phone Ensley 432 1917 Ave E Enslcy Harris- Lovdady Furniture
Everything New and Modern Oar wagons cover Ensley, Fair-lield. Wylam and Pratt City. Work received before9 a. m. ready same day. Mending Free. Company
Dry Cleaning Pressing Sweet and Clean ENSLEY, ALABAMA
ENSLEY CLEANING WORKS Famed For Its Excellence Bryant Bros. Largest Chain of Bicycle Stores in the South.
Greatest Service to the Greatest Number. Palm Beach and Cool Cloth Suits Our Specialty. I lats Cleaned and Blocked. Teach Your $ to Have More Cts. Steam Pressing Repairing a Specialty Agents for COLUMBIA TRIBUNE AM) DAYTON BICYCLES
717 19th Street Phone 731 ENSLEY. ALA. Phone 802 Ensley 2005 Ave. E ENSLEY. ALA.
146Kr.skinc Ramsay, Pres. G. B. McCormack, V.-Pres. Robert K. Chadwick. V.-Pres Samuel C. King, Cashier. II. J. Cummings, Manager, Wylam Kranch
BANK OF ENSLEY
RAMSAY McCOKMACK. Inc.
Undivided Profits Over - - - $ 50,000.00
“A BANK OF PERSONAL SERVICE”
When You Are in Need of
Hood-McPherson Furniture Co.
I SO 2 Avenue K ENSLEY, ALA. Phone 1074The Pledger Co.
Dry Goods, Notions, Furnishings
412 Nineteenth Street
And Be Better Pleased
Now is the Time and We Are the Place
to buy your Baseball, Lawn Tennisand other athletic goods, also Bathing Suits for men, boys and women. Pishing Tackle and Bicycles. We are the celebrated SPALDINGS Birmingham home for all sporting goods.
Birmingham Arms Cycle Company
1919 'I bird Avenue
148B. K. PEGRAM II. S. M EADE Pegram Meade Real Estate, Insurance and Loans Phone Ensley 9 60S 19th Street ENSLEY. ALABAMA Ensley Marble Works Marble and Granite MONUMENTS Stone, Brick and Concrete Walls and Vaults, Interior Marble Mantles and Tile. 915 19th Sr. Ensley, Ala.
Complete Line of Merchandise To QCt the same goods for less money and more goods for the same money, go to Zivitz Dry Goods Co. Don t Forget the Place did I9th Street Ensley, Ala. We Carry a Full Line of LADIES’ MEN’S and CHILDRENS READY-TO-WEAR, SHOES HATS ETC. REMNANT STORE The Home of Bargains 402 19th St. ENSLEY. ALA.
149SOL SHIIOERIMAN DRY GOODS COMPANY
WHEN IN NEED OF
Clothing, Shoes and Hats or Ladies' and Children's Ready-to-Wear, also Car-hartts Overalls and J. B. Stetson Hats. PATRONIZE THOSE WHO ADVERTISE IN THE GLEAM
DON'T FORGET THE PLACE
316-318 19th Street
THE LARGEST EXCLUSIVE OFFICE SUPPLY HOUSE IN THE STATE Engineer’s and Architects Supplies also School Supplies ?! 1908FIRST ave a.
Dewberry Montgomery 2014 Second Avenue Phones 1140 and 1141 Young Men’s Clothes at Popular Prices
The garden spot for a home, •lust far enough from the industrial section to he convenient yet near enough to he in touch with all things. Plenty of churches of all denominations, and plenty of neighbors who are good people to know. For details and all information, ’phone
R. A. TERRELL
503 Title Guarantee Building BIRMINGHAM. AI.A.
We are showing a smart line of “college cut summer Weight togs for poung men at $15. 75.
LoVeman, Joseph Loeh
Whatever you want to buy, come to this store and you will save money
When you are in need of merchandise don’t fail to visit our store. We carry a full line of
Dry Goods and Shoes
404 19th Street, Knsley, Ala.
152WYNN-KNOX Candy Company DO YOU Pay School Taxes? Send Children to School? Teach School?
I""! IF SO YOU NEED THE
Educational Exchange Alabama' Only School Paper
2304 FIRST AVENUE BIRMINGHAM. ALA. WHOLESALE E. E. Smith, Editor-Publisher Birmingham, Alabama
PHONE, ENSLEY 268 Any Printer can print— but it takes Brains and Skill to make a “Better Article”
IRBY ZEIGLER REAL ESTATE We possess both brains and skill in the production of Artistic Printing
PHONE MAIN 5380
1902 AVENUE E Commercial Printing Co. Manufacturing Stationer 2122-24-26 Morris Ave. Birmingham. Ala.
153When you want the best
in Town Think of
(iOODYEAR TENNIS SHOES
For Boys and Girls All Sizes. Low Prices
Guarantee Shoe Company
1905 Third Avenue
Baseball and Lawn Tennis
Are two great Spring and Summer games which offer helpful outside social entertainment.
Our Line of I). M. Baseball Goods and Combined Lines of I). M. and KENT Lawn Tennis Goods
offer interesting and unequalled advantages.
See our line Indore you purchase elsewhere.
Wimberly Thomas Hdw. Co.
2011 First Avenue
154CITY PAPER CO.
PAPER DEALERS and PRINTERS SUPPLIES
School Supplies, Theme Paper,
Practice Paper, Etc.
2319 First Avenue BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
CHAS. ROUSS, President LOUIS MAENZA. Sec. and Treas.
ROUSS MAENZA GROCERY CO., Inc.
Wholesale Grocers and Feed Stuff
517 17th Street ENSLEY, ALA.
155Ensley High Boys
are always welcome at our store where the very latest in
Gents’ Furnishing and Tailoring
may be found.
"Ensleg's First-Class Haberdashers"
508 Nineteenth Street Phone 672
FRANKLIN THEATRE Belle Theatre
Home of High Class Photoplays The House of No Disappointments
Showing Only the Best Always a Worthwhile Show
Select Features The latest Pearl White and
Coldwyn Features William Duncan Serials
American Features Shown on Tuesdays and
Paralta Features Thursdays; Big Features
Fox Features on every other day.
Jewel Features And All the Big Specials A COMEDY EVERY DAY A Two-Part Comedy Every Dav. J
HALL JONES, Mgr. HALL JONES, Mgr.
PAIGE v INSURANCE
"Most Beautiful Car in America LIFE HEAL TH OCCIDENT
THEY ARE SCARCE Call Lawrence Pennington or Arthur Burgin for Demonstration INSURANCE
Detroit Motor Car Co. DISTRIBUTORS L. H. PENNINGTON. President 619 S. 20lh St. Phone, Main 8288 Provident Life Accident Insurance Co. 221-22 First National Bank E. E. SMITH, General Agent
Warmth, Comfort ancC Satisfaction
HICKMAN COAL CO.
PHONE, ENSLEY 44AN APPROPRIATE
Parents And friends of students who are about to graduate will find that a Ravings Account in this llnnk will prove a mOst acceptable as well as practical gift-
Such a gift is of lasting benefit to the recipient and is also a constant reminder of the giver's good wishes.
Accounts may be opened inr any amount that - suits your convenience and deposits iraw 4% compound interest.
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