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Ensley Faculty PRINCIPAL Mr. Elmer E. Smith ENGLISH Maude Luttrell Hallie Porter N llie Samuel Gretchen Marsh Sylvia Aird Eunice Sloan Ruth Chiles Agnes Oliver Ruth Palmer MATHEMATICS T. M. Kegley R. J. Gregg Margaret Culp Jas. A. Davis Grace Jones Mary K. Hood Winnie B. Carter Dorothy Koepp SCIENCE E. E. Sechrieat W. C. Thompson Elizabeth Montgomery Faye Grayson Mary Whatley Kathryn Green Kathryn Boehmer Ru h Andrews HISTORY J. C. Powell Frankie Enzor J. R. Gardner Maude Forbes Mary Col.ver Lucile Hendrix Vida Mae Jones LANGUAGES Captola Neal Annie Ix u Brown Elizabeth C. Smith Rowena Galloway Florence Bates COMMERCIAL W. R. Pittman Q. R. Henry Daisy Stacey Sallie Campbell HOME ECONOMICS Mary Dunn Rachel Thornbury ART Helen Conover MUSIC Mary E. Troutman Elizabeth Wakeman Louella Hanlin Grace Redbum Ethelyn Hayes Helen Warner Mrs. Barton Mr. Davenport MANUAL ARTS Theo Wright Vinet Smith J. G. Woodall VOCATIONAL TRAINING I. C. Frederick J. J. O'Brien Oliver Graves SALESMANSHIP Elizabeth Smith PHYSICAL EDUCATION James H. Bryan Kathryn Smith MILITARY TRAINING Lt. Col. Nolen Capt. Hedden Sgt. Palmen REGISTRAR Mary Frances Turner ASSISTANT REGISTRAR Onia Givens MANAGER. LUNCH ROOM Mrs. Fanny AdamsColonial Days It was very unfortunate for a child to be born in New England about the middle of the seventeenth century ; very, very unfortunate. But then one should be more careful in the choosing of a birth-place. The winters were cold; the housing facilities were very' poor. If a baby were more than four feet away from the fire-place it would freeze. One of the hardest things for a child to overcome in its fight for life was the baptismal service. After the tot had been carried miles through the snow at zero temperature, brought into an unheated church, and water from an ice-crusted bowl was poured onto its head, it was so benumbed with cold that it could utter no outcry. As a result of such inhuman treatment, death occurred in many cases. It was hard in those days for a child to bear his teething dose of ‘'boiled rabbit brains, honey, and butter. If he were sufficiently strong to endure this, the next obstacle was the "rickets. The symptoms of this dreadful disease have never been fully known, but every one knows it is a deadly malady. However, those who died from the disease might be considered fortunate in that they escaped the treatment which was administered according to directions given below, the same being taken from a New England Almanac : "Take one peck of garden shell snails, wash them in small beer, then bake them in an oven until they have ceased popping. Then wash away the green slime in small beer and bruise them in a stone jar. Then take a quart of earth worms; salt, slit, and wash away their filth and bruise them in a stone jar, also. Put into a pot two handfulls of angelica, celandine, betany wood of sorrel, two quarts of rosemary flowers, a bear's foot, agrimony, and red dock root. Put over this the worms and the snails. Pour over this four gallons of strong ale and let stand over night. Add in the morning three ounces of beaten cloves and nine pints of water. DRINK two teaspoonfuls of this to four of small beer in the morning and at night." Perhaps the child might be strong enough to overcome this; if so. he then was ready for religion. Our forefathers were very strict on the subject of religious worship. Children were often supposed to make long prayers, even as many as five or six a day. Jonathan Edwards said in his autobiography that he and some of his companions built a small grotto in the woods where they would often go to pray. There were many laws regarding one’s conduct on Sunday. In one place whittling was abolished on the Sabbath. I shall say no more on this subject for fear that I should offend the spirits of our ancestors.4 THE GLEAM Folk married very young then; the age for girls was anywhere from twelve to twenty. After that they seldom were married by any one except a widower. The girls had no lipsticks, rouge, and powder then. The only powder available was gunpowder and that was used to shoot the Indians. In one colony there was a law which in the Puritant language was worded like this; “Knoweth ye all that aney younge mann whoe having passed the age of one score and three shalle have to kill, with his own gun, three blackbirds, and also he must kill six crows ere he may get married to any lass belonging to this here Plymouth settlement. Amen." So one sees what hazzards were presented to an unmarried man. Cotton Mather speaks in his diary of “an ancient maid of five and twenty.” How horrid! The household goods in those days were very crude and rough. There was in the average house five or six crude three-legged stools; a table; a bed; a dresser, which, if it were there at all, was an heirloom brought over from England. Rustic furniture was universally used, not of desire but of necessity. Forks had not been heard of as yet. “Father” ate peas on his knife without the interference of that, now, inevitable sword-swallowing gag. Yes, they, too, had the servant problem to contend with then, so one may see that the people were well on their way to be civilized folk. The highest wages ever heard of were offered for servants, but the only ones available were Indians, and these were incompetent and soon ran away. Imagine the thoughts of the modem housewife if she should hear her cook grunting and should see him making wild signs that the coffee-pot was boiling over! Yea. verily, the times were hard then. As already said, the wages offered were so high that the daughters in the richest families would often go to work for some one who was just fresh from England and knew not the ways of the folk who lived in the great forest. Travel then was not what one could reasonably desire, for the price or cost of a road was measured in men, not money. In the early hours of the morning, a small band of men would sneak out the back way and go to the forest to start a road. An hour later another band would go forth and bring them back, each with an arrow through his heart and with his scalplock missing. To visit Farmer Brown one must run down a dark passage through the woods, hide behind a tree while a bear strolled by, flee from a scalplocker and arrive at his neighbor's with only the loss of his coat-tail. In order to get, about, one had to learn the over-stroke, for over the numerous rivers there were no bridges.THE GLEAM 5 Knowing all these hardships of Colonial days, we have no wonder why a Puritan father never even moved when the turkey was shot off the table by an arrow when he was saying Thanksgiving grace. GEORGE BRISBIN. ’25 ----------:o:---------- A Dream The fire grows dim. and still I sit And dream of things that interest me; I see weird shapes and hear a bit Of the music of the sea. The sea to me is a strange, great thing, Ready to leap and frolic and jump; It is a thing that sulks and sings. And gives the shore a playful bump. Yet when you think that the hand above Controls the land and sea and all, Gives the wind its song, the bee its buzz, And causes the spring and fall, How can you think the sea so strange, When it's only a part of the whole Of God's great plan that will never change While we reach up for our goal? ARTHUR POWELL, '25 ----------:o:---------- My Impressions of California In California, as in all of the other states of this United States of ours, there are many things both good and bad with which one may be impressed. I think the first impressions, which are the ones a traveler receives, are oftentimes different from the ones made later on. I shall have to treat this subject from the viewpoint of a traveler as I made only an eight weeks trip of the West, spending six weeks of that time at the University of California, located at Berkeley, across the bay from San Francisco. There may be some who will disagree with me, but I shall give my impressions as they came to me at a passing glance, so td speak, and shall group them as follows: California, with its natural resources, climate, educational facilities, and self-advertisnment.6 THE GLEAM California as a state is unusual in size. I was greatly impressed by the vastness of everything, the great distances everywhere. Its valleys are broad, its mountains high, its cities are large and the ocean makes its entire Western border. At the point where the Pacific Ocean cuts in and forms the San Francisco bay and Golden Gate, the city of San Francisco has been built. The ocean, the bay and that teeming city, located on the very edge of a “peninsula”, were a sight rather awe inspiring to me. The coast is dotted with cities of all sizes, the principal one besides San Francisco being Los Angeles. Upon first thought one believes they are neighboring cities, but the distance between them is 467 miles. Those great distances cannot help but be a surprise to people from the more closely settled sections of the United States. A Coast Line trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco will show not one fertile valley but dozens of them, not one orchard or vineyard, but many dozens of them. The air of prosperity is everywhere. The ranches and ranch houses are well improved and quite in keeping with the beautiful trees, flowers, etc., surrounding them. The houses in the cities arc more of the home variety than the apartment. Many sections are filled almost entirely with bungalows very unusual in their style of architecture. This is especially true of Hollywood and Los Angeles. The climate has its good and bad features. The rainy season becomes very tiresome, but the six months of sunshine seem to be welcomed by all. That is the time of the year when most tourists go, hence the reputation for “Sunny California.” There are really two kinds of temperature, that of the coast towns and that of the interior. The coast has an average of 60-70 degrees while the weather is very warm in the central valley, the San Joaquin. Educationally, the state has made great strides. In all the schools, a very high standard of scholarship is maintained. The school buildings are not only beautiful and expensive, but entirely modem, practical and most adequately equipped in every way. The rural schools are plentiful and easily accessible on account of the good hard-surface roads everwhere over the state. The city schools, both elementary and high schools, and the colleges have the same air of prosperity and completeness exhibited everywhere. The idea of attractiveness and cleanliness, inside and outside the buildings, seems never to be lost sight of. The University of California at Berkeley and Leland-Stanford University at Palo Alto are very beautifully located naturally, and man has done all possible besides to improve upon nature. Now, with all these good things I have mentioned, I have not told any bad. No person, place or thing can be entirely perfect or absolutely ideal. Every state and nation has its desirable and undesirable features. The one nearly always balances the other. The East, the North and theTHE GLEAM 7 South are as wonderful as the West, each in its own way. California has been advertised. The people, especially the native sons and daughters, sell their state to the visitors. They advertise by large sign boards, newspapers. printed pamphlets and by word of mouth. They are hospitable. They talk constantly of California and its good points and at all times make excuses for all unpleasantnesses. After considering and weighing in the balance, all the good and all the bad, I find that wherever you are, whether North, East, South or West, you will find the same proportion of good things and the same proportion of bad in any section. After all contentment and happiness remain within ourselves, and the amount each individual holds depends largely upon his own desires to adapt himself to his surroundings, and choose only those things which make for the betterment of him. CAP. NEAL. -----------:o:----------- Home Lonely I wander through the woods. O’er many a hill and dale; I wander by many a waving field. And linger in many a vale; But no matter where I wander. Be it far, or be it near. To me there is no earthly place So sweet as home, and dear. ROGER RUSSELL. ’25 :o: A Star The unknown is an awful thing, and as I lie on my cozy little bed to-night peering through my window, through the bare branches of a giant tree, I see something that makes my very being throb with excitement, that makes my mind run in strange channels never dreamed of before. What is it I see in a far distance? It is a little star, shining and gleaming and bright. I'm thinking of you,- little star, and as I see your twinkling form and guiding light I cannot help but wonder that if within your bosom slumbers a tribe of mortals like unto ourselves; if they are greater in knowledge than ourselves; greater in spirit, strength—Oh, what a tale you could tell, little star, shining in the heavens. Perhaps your life is tinted with a sadness sadder by far than our own. Fame may fade, glory and riches may pass into the things of the past, but you remain steadfact, always twinkling forth your rays of glimmering light that make men wonder. We grow from our infancy to our manhood and you see us through our many struggles, through our trials and triumphs, through our joy and happiness, through sorrow and pain, and you see us pass away suddenly as we came. WILLIAM McARDLE, 258 THE GLEAM Christmas Christmas, Christmas, each time you've passed, You've found us wiser than the last; Wiser, yet older by another year. Advanced, yet diminished, in our career. When you find us on each December day, You bring to our memory a holy day; Out of the years, past and gone. We recall a day when Christ was born. Once on a holy and wondrous night There shot from heaven a lustrous light, Shedding its glory from on high That all might know that God was nigh. Though time may roll his cycles on. That light shall ne'er grow dim or wan. But shall fill the world with heavenly chimes, And remind us all of Christmas times. FRED SHORT, ’24 ---------:o:---------- A Secret A new boy has come to live with us, And over him we girls do fuss; Because of his charms and sunny smiles. We try to capture him with our wiles. His eyes are blue and his cheeks are rosy; He always reposes in a swing very cosy; He cuddles close to us, and fondly caresses Our golden, red, brown, or bobbed tresses. Though he does not smoke, he keeps late hours, And uses all his charms and powers To attract the attention of everyone, So we maidens will notice him alone. When I go home, his bright face welcomes me; In me there are no pangs of jealousy; I’m sure he does not love another; How can he? He's my baby brother. SOPHIA BONFIELD, '24Chapel Exercises At ------------ E.H. S. The principal of the Ensley High School believes in making the chaj el exercise a vital part of the school day. He calls from 10:30 to 11:00 A. M. his class hour. The textbook he uses is “High School Song Rook" by Zeiner, and who among us does not believe that our principal somewhat "likes" this text? Who does not know the anguish of being sent to his locker for his song book? Has one escaped? If so, he doesn’t know anything about a spinal chill and the horrors of encountering an angry police force always parked in the halls around 10:35 A. M. When we get our "text", however, and return to the auditorium, the smile of our principal seems to say: "Let’s forget our worries. Suppose we sing a little." And we do! When we finish singing, there is always something else interesting. One of the most attractive chapel programs we’ve had was the one given the last day before the Christmas holidays. The orchestra, directed by Miss Warner, and the glee clubs, directed by Miss Troutman, gave a lovely musical program. After the last musical number, Marian Hurl be rt told most beautifully Henry Van Dyke’s story: "The Other Wise Man." The program in full was as follows: 1. Hymn—"Joy to the World" 2. Scripture Reading 3. Lord’s Prayer 4. Orchestra Selections 5. Carols—Junior Glee Club, Assisted by Girls. A. "Good King Wenceslas" Soloists—Billy Cochran—Jim McDowell B. "We Three Kings of Orient Are" Soloists—Paul Morrow—David Broughton—Eugene Purdy 6. Girls’ Trio: "It Came upon the Midnight Clear" 7. Mixed Chorus A. "The Birthday of a King" B. "To Victory" 8. Orchestra Selections 9. Hymn—"Silent Night" 10. "The Other Wise Man"—Marian Hurlbert. A very interesting program was given at the assembly period on January 16 by the Science Department. It was the third of a series of pro-10 THE GLEAM grams by thid department and was for the promotion of moving pictures. Mr. W. C. Crosby, Chief of the Bureau of Visual Instruction at the Uni-versity of Alabama, gave a short but entertaining talk on the advantages of visual education. A one-reel picture entitled “All Aboard for the Moon” was shown. This picture brought out the fact that scientists think that by the use of radium strong enough to overcome the forces of gravity a trip to the moon might be possible. The picture gave excellent views of the earth and the moon. A fine program was given in the auditorium during Science Week. It was on “First Aid to the Injured.” It was carried out by the Boy Scouts in the first semester science classes. First, there was a demonstration of artificial respiration to restore normal breathing to a drowning or shocked person. Second, triangular and roller bandages were demonstrated. Third, the fireman's lift and how to carry the wounded on a stretcher were shown. Fourth, how to set and bind up broken limbs was demonstrated. Fifth, there was a demonstration of the treatment of a fainting person. Last, there was given the methods to use in treating sprains. AUGUSTINE ALOIA, 27 ---------:o:----------- Howard Program We were very happy to have with us, on Thursday, January 10th, representatives from Howard College, who conducted our assembly on that day. Mr. Hulan Whitehead, president of the Ensley-Howard Club at Howard, presided. He first introduced to us Harold Tinklepaugh who told us of the boys’ activities and gave a cordial welcome to come to Howard. Miss Elizabeth Sadler told of the Co-Ed life at Howard College. Mr. Carl Hearn gave several selections on the piano which were especially enjoyed. Mr. Fred White, one of the letter men, told us of Howard’s Athletics and the school life in general. Mr. White then rendered a vocal selection which he had composed himself. He was accompanied by Mr. Hearn. The program was concluded with a cordial welcome and invitation to come soon to “Howard”. ---------:o:----------- Alabama Day A special program was put on in assembly on November 14, 1923, by the Civic Association celebrating the birthday of Alabama. The opening exercises and devotionals were conducted by Mr. Powell.THE GLEAM 11 A little play was then presented. The first act was the coming of the Indians. The next act showed the great resources in Alabama and also the wonderful progress Alabama has made the last few years. It was a very impressive play and was well acted by the Civics pupils, directed by Miss Hendrix and Miss Forbes. The program was concluded by the singing of “Alabama ’. -----------:o:------------ Presentation of R. O. T. C. Decorations On December 13, 1923, the formal presentation of honors to the R. O. T. C. for the work of the Semester ending June 1st, 1923, was made in the auditorium. The program was as follows: 1. Presentation of stars to the honor company—Company E—by Miss Nell LeCroy, company sponsor. Company E was composed of these students: George Brisbin Ingram Beasley Carlton Bryan J. F. Campbell Roland Carmichael Claude Chamblee J. W. Collier Erskine Lindsey Julian Marty Alex Patterson Johnnie Riggs Grady Travis Aster Snead Harold DeLoach John Flautt Kenneth Franklin Lomax Harless Hawthorne Hawkins Go win Huff James Karr Bennie Lockett Curtis McAdams Clair Parked Willis Snow James Talmadge Howard Wall work 2. Presentation of ribbons to Rifle Team by Miss Dorothy Evans, Company sponsor. The following are the members who received ribbons: Lynn Morrow' Aaron Rosenfeld John Thomas Ralph Morrow Malcolm Ellis J. P. Karr Grady Travis Alex Patterson Cecil Wilhite Billie Smith 3. Miss Rachel Thombury then presented on behalf of the clothing classes a beautiful flag, to be used as the Battalion Colors. The flag was made by the classes in Miss Thombury’s department. Student-Lieutenant Clinton Stubbs accepted the flag, making this speech:12 THE GLEAM “Mr. Chairman and Friends: In behalf of the R. 0. T. C. of Ensley High School, I wish to thank the clothing classes for the beautiful flag they have presented to us. The presentation of this flag is an illustration of the beautiful loyalty and co-operation so characteristic of Ensley High School. We assure the school that this flag will always be to us an emblem of those things that are finest and highest in our school life. We shall do all in our power to honor and protect this flag. As high school students being trained in the R. O. T. C., we shall strive the harder from this time on to let this flag mean to us greater consecration to duty, a higher love of our school privileges, and a truer conception of American manhood. Again, I wish to say that the R. 0. T. C. thanks you. Lieutenant Stubbs then turned over the flag to the Color Sergeant, Lomax Harless, with instructions for its use and care. -----------:o:---------- Ensley-Southern Club Entertains Ensley High The Ensley-Southern Club of B’ham-Southem College made its annual visit to our school on Tuesday, January 15th, at the auditorium period. Besides the club members, who number all former students of Ensley High, the Glee Club under the direction of Prof. 0. Gordon Erickson and the officers of the club assisted in the exercises. The program was presided over by Clarence O’Brien (graduate of 1923) who is president of the Ensley-Southern Club. He introduced Prof. Keith E. Powlinson, who made a talk on the advantages of going to Birmingham-Southern. Next on the program were O. Stoubon (“Hoss”) Gandy, ex-captain of the Panther football team, and Oscar R. (“Red”) Farr, who made peppy talks on college athletics. And then came the real feature. The Glee Club presented several attractive numbers among them an original one, in which six boys were supposed to be representing co-eds. Jack Stuart was interlocutor in this song. Vernon Kimbrough, baritone soloist, sang “On the Road to Mandalay ’ and as an encore, “Love Sends A Little Gift of Roses.” On this, his second appearance before the students of Ensley, he was greeted with thunderous applause. Mr. Henry Richard was accompanist for all of the Glee Club numbers.THE G L EAM 13 The visitors included: Prof. Keith E. Powlinson Messers: O. S. Gandy O. R. Farr Clarence O’Brien Henry Richard Dave Evans Edgar Eliott Holmes Turner Robert Rowe Vem Mabry Charles Craven Benton Harrison S. T. Kimbrough Marvin Jones Porter Florence Jack Stuart Wm. Jenkins J. R. Thompson R. X. Saunders P. M. Jones Fred Lovett Howard Clark Frank McConnell W. C. Howell John Slaton Charles Ash wander Frank Yeilding Paul Greene C. J. Brown Thad Ferrell Vernon Kimbrough Carl Moore Rice Howard Misses : Louise Averyt Leona Lewis Inez Fritts Alice Zuehl Gladys McConatha Charlotte Dugger Gladys Godfrey Flora Roberts Marianne Lyles Director O. Gordon Erickson Messers: Wm. Coggins Eldridge Huffman James Shelton 0. R. Grimes Malcolm Watkins J. C. Hall Harry Seay Ben Dismtikes Albert Blaylock Herbert Osborne Richard Whittle John Hanchey Julian Anderson Joe Whiteside Billy Mattison Taylor Kirby Howard Ellington John Jenkins Sam Berry Mike Norton Andrew Smith Raymond Hurlburt Wilbur Brown Wm. Tatum Sidney Morris Otis Kirby Warren Kelley J. M. Gibbs A. W. Vamar Hershiel Van Sandt Lewis Mvatt Rush Collins Bailey Misses: Etoyle Heitlinger Elsie Landers Amelia Montgomery Marguerite Keonon Lois Sackrider Myra Beal Mattie Rutledge Sarah McKenzie Ruth WilliamsThe Science Department of E. H. S. The Science Department of our school observed what we shall call “Science Week’' during the month of January. A great deal of interest was created; so much, in fact, that the literary editors of “The Gleam” decided to interview Mr. Sechriest, the head of the department. This is what he had to say in regard to science work in E. H. S.: “The Science Department of Ensley High School is trying to keep in touch with all the modem developments of science. To do this, clubs in radio and photography have been formed for the amateur. At present the school has access to two large radio-receiving sets and now has under construction a fifty-watt radiophone broadcasting station which will be located in the science laboratories. “Our photographic laboratory has been put in first class condition and the photographic club will do color photography by han4 as a special feature in its w’ork this semester. “The Science Department is working in close cooperation with the Department of Visual Instruction at the University of Alabama and with the National Non-Theatrical Producers of New York. With this aid it is possible to announce the largest and best collection of educational pictures for class-room work that has ever been undertaken by any school in the South. “Educational tests are now being given in connection with the Lincoln School of Columbia University of New York City. WTien we are through with this work, our school will have had a part in standardizing tests for Chemistry and Physics for the schools of the United States. “Although science is elective, the growing interest in this subject is showm by the large number of people that elect it each year.” :o:- Survey of Science I—A Theme Science has been one of my most interesting subjects. From it I have learned many things w'hich were mysteries before. The first thing we took up was experiments with gases. In this we delved into oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen, and their peculiarities. Convection, conduction and radiation next yielded to our minds, heads, or whatever part of the body they enter into. With some of us, they didn’t enter at all. Look at your finger tips. They look innocent, don’t they? Rub themTHE GLEAM 15 on a dish of sterile agar-agar and leave the dish in a warm place for a week. You’ll be astonished. Colonies of bacteria will burst out like fireworks. We found from experiment that there were hundreds of colonies in the dishes exposed in the picture show, the street car and the lunch room. The next course on our science menu was foods. We found that foods are divided into five classes—carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, and water. ’’Ain’t nature grand?” Those were our sentiments after studying the human body. We found that we had things in us which we never suspected. The senses of the body came in for a good part of our attention. We found out how we hear, smell, taste, feel and see. ”Is there anything inside of me that looks like that?” This was a comment when we were shown a calf’s heart by our teacher. A local sheik made a comment to the effect that it is used for deep feelings. However, the only use Miss Grayson gave was that it was used to pump blood. An eye and a lung from a slaughter house added to our interest in these organs. The other organs of the body were explained to us. These included the stomach, liver, and glands. We studied the skin, also. The needs of the body are good habits, plenty of sleep, a balanced diet, and healthful exercise. Alcohol, tobacco, and drugs are habit-forming and are injurious to the health as well as the pocketbook. First aid was one of the most practical things we had in science. The treatments which we learned for fractures, sprains, dislocations and bums, and the different methods of bandaging which we learned were demonstrated in assembly by Science I pupils. To me, science is a very practical subject. WALTER BROWN, 27 -----------:o:---------- The Music Department The music department consists of piano, private voice, vocal music, violin, harmony, appreciation, band and the orchestra. Piano is instructed by Miss Hanlin and Mrs. Redbum, voice by Miss Troutman and Miss Hayes, violin and orchestra by Miss Warner, harmony and appreciation by Miss Wakeman and the band by Mr. Davenport. At least once or twice a week special music is given in the auditorium by pupils of the music classes. A number of programs were rendered the past semester which were thoroughly interesting and enjoyable. One in which the boys sang, ”Go Ask Papa”, and “Sorter Miss You”, and the girls sang, “O! Come to the Fair”, “The Miller’s Song”, and the “Little Girl with a Turned Up Nose”, was especially good. The girls and boys repeated this program for the Kiwanis Luncheon and also for the School Improvement Association.16 THE G LK A M ff There is organized in Ensley High a Junior and Senior Glee Club. The Juniors entertained, at an assembly period, with Christmas selections. The soloists for the occasion were Billy Cochran, Jim McDowell, Paul Morrow, David Broughton and Eugene Purdy. On Jan. 17, 1924, one of the most attractive features of the semester, an Indian Play, was given for the Kiwanis Installation of Officers and Banquet. Those taking part in this program were Elbert Sills, Irene Wells, Lillian Watkins. Jim McDowell, Tom McDowell, Billy Cochran, Paul Morrow, and Jessie Lane. Indian costumes were used. A special stage was built and decorated. On Feb. 8, 1924, the Music Department presented students of music in a concert. All departments were represented, rendering a most delightful musical affair. There is now a large enrollment in all music classes and every day as instruction is given in schools and places of learning, the people are learn ing more and more how to value and appreciate good music. CATHERINE ALLEN, '25 -----------:o:------------ E. H. S. Orchestra Ensley High School is proud of the work that Miss Helen L. Warner is doing. We believe that our orchestra is second to none. The personnel of the orchestra is as follows: Claude Parkel ............................... Bass (Tuba) Glenn Sisson................................Bass (String) Sam Costa ................................... Clarinet Victor Garber................................ Clarinet James Fowler................................. First Violin Paul Larusso ............................. .First Violin Mariano Cherry........................... ....First Violin David Lischkoff................................First Violin Joseph P. Giattino.. ..........................First Violin Thomas Barrett................................Second Violin Isadore Bonfield..............................Second Violin Archie Phillips........................ First Comet George Brisbin.!......................... First Trombone Clarence Phillips.................. .....First Trombone Lillian Williams......................................Bells Clair Parkel........................... Baritone TromboneTHE GLEAM 17 Ensley High Band No score and seven years ago, our mothers brought forth to this school a number of new band instruments, conceived in good will and dedicated to the proposition that Ensley Hi should have a band. Today we have received some more new instruments which form a firm foundation for the biggest, best, and most complete band in the city. We have the following boys as regular members of the Ensley High School Band: Archie Phillips. ............................Solo Comet Erskine Lindsey............................. lst Comet Frank Scarvy.................................1st Comet Ingram Beasley..............................2nd Comet James Talmage...............................3rd Cornet Sam Costa................................ -Solo Clarinet Louis Bousack...............................1st Clarinet Clair Parkel Baritone Frank Grisham................................Solo Alto Joe Brown................................... 1st Alto Joe Collins........................... ..Alto Saxophone Pete Brewster ...................... C Medley Saxophone Francis Odum........................ C Medley Saxophone Clarence Phillips .. 1st Trombone George Brisbin ...................... -.1st Trombone Paul Freeman............................ Helicona Bass Claude Parkel...............-................-....Bass Cecil Folmar. ...............................—Cymbals Roy Kinney..................................Bass Drum Simon Zivitz........—............... —.....Snare Drum GEORGE BRISBIN, '25 -----------:o:---------- Vocational Department In the Vocational Department of the Ensley High School, there is a bunch of fellows who are going to make life happier by learning a good trade and by getting at the same time the benefits of a high school education. The two classes now organized are in drafting and machine shop practice. The classes are run on the same principle as regular drafting rooms or shops. The classes are primarily for the boys who do not expect to attend college. The course of study for the vocational classes includes subjects that relate to the major work the student is taking. These related subjects are18 THE GLEAM English, Science, Math., and Drawing for the machinists; the draftsmen study the same with the exception of drawing, taking in its place pattern making. The work accomplished by these classes has a real commercial value. In the shop, the student starts off by making small vises, screw drivers, and other exercises. Later, as he becomes more proficient, he starts on some machine parts. The first machine turned out is a small bench lathe which is complete in every detail. Then an arbor press is made. Although it is not so hard to make as the lathe, it affords some excellent training. A small drill press is now being made in connection with a gasoline engine and a steam engine. In order to make these things the machinist must have something to go by. This is where the draftsman receives his training. He designs all the different machines that have to be made. We believe these drawings are as good as those produced by the large companies. This gives an idea of the work being done. During the year a number of trips are made to familiarize the student with working conditions that prevail in actual industry. This semester a trip through the Ensley Steel Plant proved a most interesting one. All of the boys assembled in the session room about ten o’clock. They went in a body to the plant and were conducted through by competent guides. We stayed until twelve o’clock and then went out for lunch. Haring seen only the eastern end of the plant, we returned after noon to see the rolling mills. Although we spent most of the day visiting, we returned with the conviction that there was much yet to be learned. Recently, we had a “home-coming” day, and many of the vocational boys were on hand to give us some tips on the working world. These boys who are organized in an alumni club, presented the class with a set of Machinery Encyclopedias—a very valuable set of reference books. We hope this “home-coming” day will be an annual affair. Our February class of Seniors is small, there being only one student from each class. Eight members will graduate in June. Although somewhat separated from regular high school work, the vocational boys are interested in general school activities. It was our good fortune this year to have the Senior Class lawyer. Sam Spurrier, elected from our room. Every member of the class is looking forward to January 24th, on which date we will have our fourth annual banquet. Committees have been appointed and most arrangements are complete. Several distinguished guests and many of the older1 boys are expected to be at this affair. Although we have only a few vacancies now in Room 110, after the Seniors are out there will be a number of openings and we hope at that time to make the acquaintance of more students who are interested in vocational work. TOMMY LANGFORD, ’24THE GLEAM 19 The Vocational Banquet The annual banquet of the Vocational Department was given on the evening of January 24, in the lunch room of the high school. Robert Mar-ston, an active member of the department, presided as toastmaster and his ability in this connection is par excellence. A most interesting program was planned for this occasion. The De-Molay Quartette rendered a number of selections. The personnel of this quartette includes Raymond Marston, Hudson Shumate, Parker Parsons, and Robt. Marston. Splendid talks were made by Mr. E. E. Smith, Mr. R. P. Jarvis, Supervisor of Vocational Education in the Birmingham Schools, Mr. Ben E. Harris of the State Department of Education, and Mr. Bishop of the T. C. I. Company. Mr. Harris and Mr. Bishop were the special guests of the evening. The “Joy Boys' Orchestra" furnished music during the serving of the five courses. About one hundred fifty guests attended the banquet, the number including many former students in the Vocational Department. Each member of the department introduced his special guest, and Mr. Smith introduced the faculty members present. Following their custom of former years, the Vocational boys presented Mrs. Adams with a lovely gift. Sam Spurrier made the speech of presentation. Everyone present hopes to be invited to the next Vocational banquet. IRENE WELLS. '25 -----------:o:--------- Foods Department The “Cooking Girls" have especially enjoyed the past semester's work under the able leadership of Miss Dunn. Early in the semester the project of serving lunch to the teachers for two weeks was carried out with great success. Soon after this, the Seniors gave their luncheon honoring the eighth semester teachers. The color scheme and favors carried out the Hallowe'en idea. The Foods Department was also in charge of the decorations for the Football Banquet. Three weeks ago, the several classes enjoyed a field trip to the City Market, where, through the courtesy of the manager, they were allowed to visit the entire building. The Department is able to boast of new equipment. A beautiful new set of china and silver has taken the place of the old; two ovens have been added, one of. them a fireless cooker. But probably best of all is the big hot water tank. To encourage a spirit of good fellowship and the desire to do better things in the future, a club was organized among the girls. The officers of the “Chi Gama" are:20 THE GLEAM President....................... ..............Bessie Lewis Vice-President....................-............ Clara Smith Secretary .................................. Katherine Seay Treasurer.................................... Vivian Cooper There is no doubt in the minds of all the members but that cooking will be an outstanding feature in the schedules of Ensley High pupils. Up until the beginning of this year, cooking was given very little thought except as a minor. Not so now; it has at last attained its rightful place and major credit is offered. BESSIE LEWIS, 24 -----------:o:--------- History Department—-The Civic League The largest organization of students in the Ensley High School is the Civic League, composed of the students and teachers of the Civics classes. This is probably the only organization of its kind in the Birmingham district, and, with the spreading of the gospel of good work it is doing, it is hoped that other schools will take up the idea. The meetings are weekly and the programs are interesting and educational. One week, subject of the program is, “Respect to Our Flag”; then, “Christmas Spirit”, followed by “High School Loyalty”. Thus the varied programs go on from week to week. Officers are as follows: President................................ ...Pickens Seroyer Vice-President.........-...-.................. James Vance Secretary and Treasurer...................... Mildred Wilson Advisory Board Joe Brown Robert Carlton Hovd Chambers Joanna Hardy Sterling Mayhew Willie Mae Murphy Hendrix McFarland James Nolan Vera Stapp Margaret Wilson The preamble to the constitution of the Civic League is as follows: In order to create more interest in problems which have civic importance, to promote a more diligent study of civic problems, and in order to lend a helping hand in the social, economic and industrial welfare pro-THE GLEAM 21 blems of our community, state and nation, we have resolved to form ourselves into an organized body which shall be called “The Civic Welfare League of Ensley High School”. The preamble explains the lofty purpose of the Civic League. We hope that the League may long be one of Ensley High’s best organizations. ----------:o:----------- The Ensley High School Library—Its Aim and Purpose The Ensley High School Library was organized in 1920. Up until this time there had been a library, but it was not so arranged that it was easily accessible to teachers and students. By the cooperation and aid of the Birmingham Public Library, the books were classified and catalogued and a trained librarian, Mrs. Mary G. Messer, was placed in charge. During that year, by the loan of books from the Public Library and under the librarian’s guidance, the library proved a valuable asset to the school. In September, 1923, the high school libraries of the Birmingham School System which heretofore had been under the supervision and direction of the Birmingham Public Library were taken over by the Board of Education. Many valuable books have been added from the funds and library of the late Dr. Phillips, whose death occurred in the summer of 1921. The chief purpose of the Ensley High School Library is to acquaint pupils with good books and their authors. The celebration of the different “Weeks” in the school this year has greatly stimulated the interest in reading. Better English Week. Good Book Week. American Education Week, and other such “Weeks” have turned the attention of boys and girls to books. How many times has the following been said? “1 don’t know.............”. “I wonder what..............”. “I wish I knew..............”. We have splendid reference works, encyclopedias, etc., in our library that will help clear these problems. The library subscribes to approximately thirty current periodicals! among which may be found such magazines as the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Current History, Current Opinion, Literary’ Digest. Mentor, Outlook. School and Society, Good Housekeeping, National Geographic, Modem Language, American Physical Review, and others. Aside from these, we receive two daily papers, two French newspapers, and the papers of various high schools and colleges. GLADYS POOLE, Librarian.Senior Section Senior Class Officers President.......................................Henry McDowell Vice-President.... ....................... Dewey Vines Secretary ...................................... Bessie Lewis Treasurer........ ................................ Neal Andrews Historian........ • •••••••• mum Augusta Graves Prophet ...... .................................Burk Hargrave Essayist........................................Richard Moxley Orator...................... .................... Frank Carlton Lawyer...............................................Sam Spurrier Statistician................ —.............—------Oliver Branch Pianist..................... -........—---------- Sophia Bonfieid Violinist.......-........-.............. -......Mary Ramsey Poet............................................Edith Henderson Vocalists... Eva Zeigler Lillian Watkins Charles Crum Artists ......... Willie Mae Copeland | Mary Bryant Class Colors: Green and White Class Flower: White Rose Class Motto: “Our Horizon Widens As We Climb '. -----------:o:---------- Senior Banquet The activities of the Senior Class of the Ensley High School are events always looked forward to with keen anticipation. At the Senior play, given just previous to the Christmas holidays, it was estimated that tw'o or three hundred people were turned away in addition to the thirteen hundred who saw the play. Perhaps no Senior class of former years has enjoyed a more delightful social occasion than that given on Friday evening, January 11. At that time, the Seniors graduating in June honored those graduating in February with a banquet. The banquet was served in the lunch room of the Ensley High School. The decorations were beautiful. The high school colors, black and gold, were suspended from the ceiling in a most attractive manner, the shaded lights making a beautiful scenic effect. At oneTHE GLEAM 23 end of the room, the word “Seniors” in black and gold was suspended below a large “E”, the whole arrangement being artistic. The members of the class, numbering 175, were seated at a huge table in the shape of an “S”. Bowls of narcissi and ferns were used as decorations on the table. At the speakers’ table, red carnations were used. Mr. E. E. Smith, principal of Ensley High, acted as toastmaster, and with his characteristic affability presented those on the program. Dewey Vines, in behalf of the June graduates, welcomed the guests. Miss Agnes Durant gave several musical numbers, following which Rev. M. E. Wilson, late and lamented pastor of the Ensley Highlands Methodist Church, gave a talk which was pleasingly inspirational. Miss Bertha Copeland, accompanied by Miss Willie Mae Copeland, played several violin selections. Miss Jessie Lane, who possesses a lovely and well-controlled voice, sang at this time. The last feature of the program was an uplifting talk by Rev. David M. Gardner, pastor of the Ensley Baptist Church. Bryan Faircloth, representing the February graduates, thanked the June graduates for the delightful courtesy. The spirit of the Ensley High School impresses a merely casual observer as being wonderfully fine. Such delightful affairs as the Senior banquet do much to cement the communal good feeling that exists among students, faculty members, patrons, and friends of the school. -----------:o:------------ “The Dust of the Earth” A Senior play at E. H. S. is always a great attraction. We have two of these plays each year—one by the members of the February graduating class and one by the members of the June class. Each time the plays seem to get better. If the June crowd gets ahead of the February folks this time they will have “some” play. The play given by our February seniors was Katherine Kavanaugh’s “The Dust of the Earth”, a delightful story full of intense human interest. The play was given on the evening of December 18, a time most appropriate, as three acts of the play represent Christmas scenes. From tho standpoint of depth of plot and of attractive stage settings, no play at Ensley High in recent years can be said to have equaled “The Dust of the Earth”. The parts were all well taken, a few of the actors, at times, appearing as well almost as professionals. One of the best points about the play is that each of the ten characters has a star part. The Seniors taking part in the play were Bryan Faircloth as John Ryder; Mary Payne as Nelle; Grace Vaughn as Arabella; Doris Peterson as Elizabeth; Claud McDonald as Dr. Templeton; George Walters as Jerry;• Elizabeth Henderson as Susan; Paul Green as David; Harold Marty as Wandering Tom; Oliver Branch as Mose. The huge crowd present at “The Dust of the Earth”, was a test of the popularity of our Senior plays. May our next play be as successful.24 THE GLEAM The Immediate Future of Our February Graduates GEORGE WALTERS will enter Birmingham-Southern College. SAM SHEPHERD will work until September when he expects to go to Auburn. LANIER BEARDSLEE thinks she will enter college to get a little rest from her duties at E. H. S. EILEEN ELLIS expects to work until fall and then enter Sullins or some other good college to specialize in music. NEAL ANDREWS will work until next fall and at that time study engineering in some college. BURK HARGRAVE says that “if nothing rotten turns up in Denmark ’ he will be graduating at Southern four years from now. NEWTON JONES will work for a while. He hopes to enter the University of Alabama in Sept., 1924. BRADLEY DEHANEY will work, loaf, or get married. If he escapes the latter, he will go to Birmingham-Southern to be near dear, old E. H. S. THOMAS WOODMAN plans to enter Auburn next autumn. Will work now. JASPER BIBB intends to seek employment now and later prepare himself for some profession. May the “Governor” succeed! EDWARD TROUILLAS will enter one of the business colleges of Birmingham for a course in auditing. HALLIE YENNT has all arrangements made to enter St. Vincent’s Hospital as a student in the laboratory. Bacteriology is Hallie’s hobby. MYRTLE SMITH will enter Howard College at the spring term. BRYAN FAIRCLOTH expects to enter Birmingham-Southern for his B. S. degree. He will then study medicine, hoping some day to be able to hang out the shingle: “Dr. Faircloth”. ROSALIE GILBERT will attend Howard, entering in February. CLYDE CRFM will go to work as an electrical engineer. HENRY McDOWELL has made his plans to enter the University of Alabama at the spring term. CLARA SMITH will attend Howard College, hoping later to go to the W. M. U. Training School in Louisville, Ky., to prepare herself for home mission work. OLIVER BRANCH plans to work for the next few months and will then probably enter college. MURRAY CAWTHORNE says that he may go to California. PAUL GREEN who is already somewhat of an expert electrician will follow his “trade” until September and will then enter Auburn for a course in electrical engineering. - iTHE GLEAM 25 CLAUDE McDONALD returns to Ensley High for a commercial course. GLADYS McCREARY says that she is going to look for a place where she may loaf without interference of the E. H. S. police force. ELIZABETH HENDERSON’S intentions are to rest until next fall and then to enter Birmingham-Southern. GRACE VAUGHN is undecided as to her immediate future. ODETTE HALL says that she will take a month’s vacation and will then try to find some way to make use of Mr. Pitman’s training in bookkeeping. MARY PAYNE will try to see if Leap Year means anything. DORIS PETERSON intends to go to Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C. waiting until September to enter. ALEX McLEOD will go to work. Some firm will get a hustler. MABLE DAVIS wil take a business course. HAROLD MARTY will work until college begins next fall. Harold espires to be a doctor. BEULAH MORRIS cannot bear te thought of leaving E. H. S. She will take everything that Mr. Pittman offers in the Commercial Department. VERA ROBERTS says that she expects to enter a business college in Birmingham. BETTYE PAYNE will attend Howard College, entering immediately after our fall terms ends. BIRTIE POINDEXTER is frank to say that she is going to get married. We take her at her word. ELLIE McLELLAN is working for a while. STELLA STEW’ART will take a much needed rest. BERTIE REEVES will take a business course at the Spencer Business College. CLARENCE POOLE will go to work. CECIL MORGAN will probably go to work. TOMMY LANGFORD has secured a good position in the vocational division of the T. C. I. HOYT ELLIS is still ill in the hospital. His examinations will be taken when he recovers. MARGARET SAMS will stay at home until next fall and will then go to college. MARGARET BROWrN is working. MINNIE MALONE'S future is undecided.The Delphians The Delphian Literary Society ha had gocd meetings all the first semester. We have drilled often on how to carry on a meeting correctly. Several of our programs have been on parliamentary law. One of our undertakings of the semester was to bring Mr. Jules Brazil. National Entertainer for the Kiwanis Club, to our school. At Thanksgiving, the Deiphains sent a well-filled basket to a needy family. January 0 was election day in the society and the following officers were chosen: rresiueiii Vice-President - Ol VC Milton Andrews Secretary Noojin Walker Treasurer Chaplain Hardwick McLaren Marshall .... Robert Carlton Press Reporter Alex Patterson NOOJIN WALKER. ’24 -----------:o:--------- Mirabile Dictu Club The seventy-four young Romans of Latin II class, composing Miss Brown’s Session Room, have the honor of organizing the first Latin club in Ensiey High School. Our name is the “Mirabile Dictu Club” (Wonderful to speak of). Our motto is “Numquam Retrosum” (Never turn backward). Our yell is: 1 - 4 - 3 - 2 How in the world do we do? Mirabile Dictu! Mirabile Dictu! Each member has the name of a Roman god or goddess for his or her club name. If you don’t believe that Latin is alive, come to one of our meetings and hear us sing, read, converse, and count in Latin. The following are our officers: Princeps.........-........................ Grady Gibbons Regina................................ —...Light D’Albergo Scriptor................................... Phoebe Andrews Pecuniaris Vir..................—............. Tom McDowell PHOEBE ANDREWS, ’27THE GLEAM 27 The Shakespearean Literary Society The Shakespearean Literary Society is the most thriving society in school. It is now composed of mostly upper classmen; but we're very interested in the Freshmen. We need every good member we can get. We assure you of a very interesting program every meeting. We expect to do big things the spring semester; but we can't accomplish these things unless we have the cooperation of each member. We meet every Wednesday at Assembly period. Freshmen! Come, and visit us. Then there will be no doubt in your mind whether you will join us or not. We extend a cordial welcome to everyone. EDWIN BRASWELL, President. -----------:o:--------- The Argonian Literary Society The Argonian Literary Society has been one of the foremost factors in contributing to the social, educational, and athletic life of the school for the past semester. Bessie Lewis has been the capable president. In reviewing the past semester, one of the first events that the Ar-gonians put on, I recall, was the Thanksgiving party. It was a grand success. Many faculty guests were present. Our favors were novel, and our refreshments consisted of chicken salad sandwiches and tea. The next item in our social calendar was the “Get-Acquainted Party", a unique idea for new members to meet the old members. This party was held at the regular meeting time, and our advisers. Misses Palmer and Grayson, secured the library for us. A very interesting program was rendered, and favors consisting of sticks of candy tied with Argonian colors were distributed. One of our finest achievements was the presentation of the comedy, “Not a Man in the House". We gave this play in the auditorium during assembly period. Enthusiasm in the audience was high. The parts w ere well taken, the cast including Alice Billings, Gladys Fuller. Jessie Childress, Kathryn Meehl, and Mildred Smiley. Many of the Argonian members are now the proud possessors of pins. It is considered a great honor to be allowed to wear these beautiful pins as a certain standard has to be acquired before one may wear a pin. Next semester more girls will be wearing the Argonian pin. Our programs have been highly instructive this year. Much credit is due Myrtle Benton for these delightful programs. A fitting conclusion to our past semester was the thrilling basketball game of the Argonians vs. the Thalians. Cheered by the yells of their followers, the Argonians emerged triumphant with a 15 to 28 victory. The following players wrore the Argonian colors; Augusta Graves, Edith Journey, Cecilia Phillips, Maud Fallow, Annie Morris, and Grace Whitten.28 THE GLEAM This semester will close on a brilliant record for the Argonians, to be equalled only by the record we will make the coming semester. Come. Join us! MILDRED SMILEY, '25 ---------:o:-------- Thalians “Hello! These are Thalians on the wire, but look out! It's a live wire. If you try to ring us. Central will say we are busy.” Our President, Florence Quigley, certainly knows how to get through with the business in a jiffy. We have the system in our society that Mr. Smith advised. We think we are very fortunate in having Miss Sloan and Miss Samuel as advisers. Louise Rowland always has entertaining programs for us to enjoy. We have been studying modem authors of the South this semester, and once a month we have an extra program in the Library, on which occasions, many visitors are present. Recently, Mrs. Jack Thomas gave a pleasing talk before our society on her trip to Europe. Our society has an organized basketball team. The Argonians challenged us to a basketball game and of course we gladly accepted; we lost, but that wTas a small matter. Just wait until the next game. We are getting pins and we shall be glad to wear them and let every one know that we are proud to be Thalians. LOUISE LIGHT. ’25 ----------:o:---------- Valerians Present Pageant On December 20, 1923, the Valerian Literary Society presented a pageant, “Bethlehem", portraying the Christmas spirit. It was a play of the first Christmas Eve, the scene depicting the shrine at Bethlehem. The characters w'ere in order of appearance: Medieval Lady.............................. Virginia Averyt Angels Shepherds... Wise Men... { Gertrude Park ) Augusta Kyle Phoebe Andrews Mary Parker c Lena Canant Ina Maye Parker ’ Pauline VincentTHK G LEAM 29 Leper........................ —..................Eva Lee Cox Blind Man....................... ................Bernice Cox Oriental Women..... ............... Herald Angels........ Vieva Gibson I Linnie Parker , Eunice Wyatt Light D'Albergo Elizabeth Lee I Cora Lee Roebuck Louise Stapp The Spirit of Christmas—Orville Knight The piano accompaniments were played by Onzell Flippo. The pageant scored a hit. if repeated curtains calls and applause are any criteria of its success. The dancing of Orville Knight was a particular feature. She is a graceful and talented little toe-dancer and in her the Valerians have a treasure. The other characters were chosen according to types and suited their roles admirably. Gertrude Park deserves praise as the first angel because of her mellow stage voice. For an amateur performance, the Valerian sketch cannot be given too much praise. :o: The Art Club The Art Club is a young, active organization, and has accomplished a great deal during the first semester of this school year. We have been studying modem artists and illustrators. One of our best programs included a talk by Mrs. Eldred, Supervisor of Drawing in the Birmingham Schools. Mrs. Eldred's subject was great artists. She showed us some of the world's most famous pictures. The officers for the Art Club this semester are: President.................................. Katherine Byrum Vice-President. ................................ Evelyn Barrett Secretary.................................... Martha Ruth Buck Treasurer .........................................Edith Nickel Critic........-...-..................................Irene Wells Chaplain...........................................Lucile Rasco Reporters ... Willie Gibbs Marian Hurlbert. MARTHA RUTH BUCK. 2430 THE GLEAM Pen and Ink Club The membership of the Pen and Ink Club includes those taking freehand drawing now or in some previous semester. As a club, we are doing good work. Miss Conover, teacher of Art at Ensley High, is our director. The officers for the new semester are: President......... Vice President... Secretary........ Treasurer ....... Reporter.......... ...................Gladys Fuller ........-.........Pauline Vincent ...............Willie Mae Copeland .............. Martha Ruth Buck .................Beatrice Vincent BEATRICE VINCENT, 25 :o: Christmas Tree by Art Classes The Christmas spirit reigned supreme among high school students and teachers when the Art classes entertained at a Christmas tree on December the twenty-first. The guests on the occasion were greeted and tagged as they entered the door by members of the Art classes. The room was artistically decorated in Christmas colors, and art work made by the students of the different semesters of the school was on display. In the comer of the room stood a huge Christmas tree laden with many lovely packages and brilliant with Christmas decorations. Games and contests took place with great enthusiasm. During the afternoon one contest was “See how many friends you can make". The prize, a calendar, was awarded to Louise Rowland. All were busy making merry with the Yuletide spirit when Mr. Woodall appeared dressed in a nifty Santa Claus suit. Much excitement was created in the room. Santa walked over to the beautiful tree and began to deliver the presents. Everyone present received a dainty package from St. Nick, the packages ranging from a one inch china doll, received by Miss Samuel, to a police whistle, received by Miss Conover. Mr. Thompson, our science teacher, received a little crawling mouse which he will use in the coming year in his scientific experiments. Some of the younger boys were given gifts appropriate for them, such as marbles, rubber dolls, drums, balls, horns, tid-bits, and baby dolls. After Santa Claus had delivered all of the Christmas gifts, he presented each guest with a dainty tissue bag of Christmas candy. The evening was brought to a close after much excitement, enjoyment, and a good time generally. ETHEL FARRELL, '24THE GLEAM 31 HI-Y Banquet As the old saying is, this is an annual affair and it comes every year. And it came this year, and came with full force. All the boys had on their best suits, with plenty of vaseline applied to the hair. And the girls? Boys!! you should have seen them. They all had on their Sunday frocks, and all that goes to make up their beauty. But, what were they attending? I forgot to tell you. It was the Hi-Y banquet. Now after those who were to take part in the banquet had gathered from the four corners of Birmingham, we all marched into the lunch room. There we found that Mrs. Adams had prepared for us a most delicious dinner. The first course was fruit cocktail. This was followed by a real chicken dinner. About the time we had finished this, Carlton Bryan who was our toastmaster started with the program, which was given during the last iwo courses. We had a duet by Hudson Shumate and Irene Wells, several readings by Mabel Kent, and some piano selections by Vivian Cooper. We had short talks by Rev. Wm. H. Mansfield and Prof. E. E. Smith. The parents and members of the faculty present were introduced. Then we had our retiring officers to stand and they were introduced. Music was furnished throughout the evening by the Hi-Y orchestra. When we adjourned, everyone expressed him or herself as having had a very pleasant time. HUDSON SHUMATE. ’25 ----------:o:---------- A Lovely Tea One of the most delightful affairs of this semester was a tea given by the sixth-period clothing class. The guests were mothers, members of the faculty, and students of home economics. Edith Nickel, Dorothy Dehaney, Alva Norton, and Elizabeth Kenna-mer received the guests in the hall. The sewing room took on a gala effect with its tables of hand-work made by the girls in the clothing department. Hanging on racks were dresses of all descriptions made by the students. Narcissi and baskets of pine were used as decorations in the sewing room. From an attractively appointed table in the dining room, sandwiches, coffee, and cake were served. Each guest was given a little Christmas basket of home-made candy. One of the most interesting features of the tea was that each hostess wore a dress that she herself had made in the class. ELIZABETH KENNAMER, ’26Gladys Follow ♦ Groce Whitten • deanetic Durbin Cecelia Phi Hips running center guard guard jumping center Edith Journey FORWARD Moud Follow FORWARD Coach Smi+h FlorenceTinqley Bosketeeps 6uard capt. Basketeei's AuqushOroves-lillioaWotkins louiseCochi'on-LouiseDnvep FORWARD FORWARD JUMPING CENTER RUNNING CENTERATHLETICS 4 High School Athletic Association The school year, 1023-1924 has been of all years the time when interest in the High School Athletic Association was keenest. At the beginning of our football season when the campaign for members was on. our fine school spirit was felt throughout the Ensley district. At that time the Athletic Association secured many honorary members whose good will toward the school meant infinitely more than their generous membership fee. The Gleam Staff takes pleasure in publishing the names of the honorary members of the Ensley High Athletic Association. They are as follows: 1. C. 0. Johnson 37. Dr. S. H. Mann 2. Ennis Printing Co. 38. Dr. J. T. Dawkins 3. Ezell Drug Co. 39. Ensley Motor Co. 4. I). F. Faircloth 40. Dupuy Burke Realty Co. 5. Keith Furniture Co. 41. Kelly, Florist 6. Pegram-Meade R. E. Co. 42. Boggs Electric Co. 7. Morrison Bakery 43. E. T. Phillips Grocery Co. 8. D. Trucks 44. Auto Supply Bat. Co. 9. J. C. Almond 45. Whitman Floyd Motor 10. Dr. E. C. Ray Company 11. Echols Angwin 46. J. M. Sparks 12. Wilson Clark Shoe Co. 47. Mr. B. W. Waldrop 13. Goodwin-McRae 48. Mr. T. I.. Barrett 14. Aloia Art Shop 49. Mr. Morrow 15. Berney's Pharmacy 50. Mr. J. W. Minor 16. Fields-Goodwin 51. Clarence O'Brien 17. City Shoe Co. 52. Abe Applebaum 18. Tyler Jewelry Co. 53. Ellis Jewelry Co. 19. L. Meehl Tailoring Co. 54. Harr.M Mendenhall 20. Fontille Furniture Co. 55. Dr. C. R. Walker 21. Mr. W. E. Tumipseed 56. W. J. Mims 22. Gilmer Drug Co. 57. Judge G. M. Taylor 23. Mr. S. C. King 58. McCain-Taylor Hdwe. 24. Mr. Robt. E. Chadwick Company 25. Herman Smith 59. A. G. Tony 26. Goldstein Cohen 60. C. P. Bowman 27. Ham Dry Goods Co. 61. Hub Printing Co. 28. Harduvel Drug Co. 62. Gaillard Club 29. Work-Little Hdwe. Co. 63. Rochester-Hall Drug Co. 30. Mr. Karl Landgrebe 64. Sol Shugarman 31. Ensley Drug Co. 65. W. C. Maxwell 32. Steel City Pawn Shop 66. P. A. Eubanks 33. Smith Jewelry Co. 67. Ensley Land Co. 34. Bon Ton Barber Shop 68. Bell Tailoring Co. 35. Mi tchell-Eu banks 69. Mr. J. E. Lindsey 36. Russell Picture Co. 70. Mr. W. A. Davis 34 THE GLEAM Letter Men Receive Sweaters and Gold Footballs Awards To Letter Men The names of Ensley High’s letter men—those distinguishing themselves in football—were known for sometime before the awards of honor were made. The delay was due to the fact that the school requires that a football player must pass all examinations before receiving the honors given a letter man. When the midterm examination grades are known, the honors may be conferred. The exercises this year took place at assembly on Feb. 1. The table below contains interesting information about our letter men, their awards, and their records in their school studies. We wish to say just here that the custom is that a first-year player on the team who is not a Senior receives a gold football; a player on the team for more than one year receives a sweater if he is not a Senior; and a player who is a Senior may receive his choice. As to the standing in scholarship of Ensley’s letter men, it is doubtful if their record can be surpassed by that of any team in the state. The figures speak for themselves. Subjects taking Sub. passed Award Sweater—Capt. Curtis Lowery Maj. 5 Min. .6 Maj. 4 .5 Min. 4.5 Ball—Sterling Mavhew 4 .5 3 .5 3.5 Ball—Raymond Fayet 4 .6 4 .5 4.5 Sweater—Bryan Faircloth 2 .5 2 .5 2.5 Sweater—Neal Andrews 4 .5 4 .5 4.5 Sweater—Raymond Hardy 5 .5 5 .5 5.5 Ball—Robert Marston 5 .6 5 .6 5.6 Ball—Davis Barnett 4 1 2 1 3 Ball—W. Scott 4 1 4 1 3 Sweater—Frank Johnston 4 .5 3 .5 3.5 Ball—Campbell Pearson 4 .5 4 .5 4.5 Sweater—Henry McDowell 3 .5 3 .5 3.5 Ball—Earle Jackson 4 .5 4 .5 4.5 Ball—Charles McGonagle 4 1 3 1 4 Ball—Erskine Walker 4 .5 3 .5 3.5 Ball—Dewey Vines , 4 .5 4 .5 4.5 Ball—Louie Zeigler PI from football injuries. No exams. Sweater—Mgr. Alex McLeod 5 .5 5 .5 5.5 69 10.1 62 10.1 72.1THE GLEAM 35 Ensley Loses Thriller To Woodlawn After completely outplaying the strong Woodlawn team for three quarters Saturday, Nov. 1, Ensley crumpled in the last period, allowing the Colonels to score two touchdowns in seven minutes. It was really Ensley’s game up to then, for she held Woodlawn time after time for no gain, and had the game seemingly sewed up 7 to 0. Though no score was made in the first half, Ensley was plainly superior, for she outcharged and outgained Woodlawn, who was at sea. Her touchdown came early in the third quarter on passes from Ix wery to Mc-Gonagle, Lowery to Walker and again Lowery to McGonagle, across the goal line. The Gold and Black captain then made a clean kick for the extra point. Immediately, Woodlawn started the drive that soon led to two touchdowns. Ensley lost quite a bit of ground on penalties and she also got the worst of the fumbles, which were quite numerous by both teams. In punting. the teams were evenly matched. The outstanding star for Ensley was Charlie McGonagle. He was a flash on the offensive, and was steady on the defensive: and several times he recovered valuable fumbles. Mayhew was the mainstay of the line, however, for not a play was run over him. Scott put in some fine work, too. In the backfield. Country Lowery shone. He got loose for some nice gains and was the main cog of the Dass attack. Pearson was right there, too, putting punch in his drive that swept Woodlawn off her feet. Billy Bancroft was undoubtedly the best of the eastern school’s team. He it was who turned defeat to victory, and played a winning game. Jones and Sen tell were also good. The game was clean and hardfought throughout. No harsh feelings were exhibited by either side. A great crowd witnessed the game. -----------:o:---------- Ensley Defeated In Mud Battle By Little Rock Journeying to Little Rock, Arkansas, to find a real fight, Ensley found it in the Little Rock Tigers, when on a slippery field the Gold and Black went down 20 to 7. The game was exceedingly hard-fought, and on a dry field would have been great; but, as it was, it was hard even to stand up on the field, much less play football. In spite of the one-sidedness of the score. theJackets gave the Tigers a hard fight, and each has a hearty respect for the other. The Tigers’ weight and experience, combined with the fact that the Ensley boys were on a foreign field, tired from a long journey, told in the end. Little Rock scored the first touchdown in the opening stanza on straight football. However, nine minutes after the second quarter had36 THE GLEAM begun, following an exchange of punts. Lowery passed to Walker for a gain of seventeen yards. The score was evened a few moments later when a pass from Lowery to Jackson was completed, and Ensle.v scored. The extra point was awarded when a Little Rock end was offsides as the ball was snapped for the try. Neither team scored in the third quarter, but the Tigers scored again immediately after the opening of the fourth period. A passing game then ensued which ended only when Sharp intercepted one of Ensley’s throws. The last score came when Mills carried the ball over for the last time. The Little Rock lads exhibited a cross buck formation which puzzled the Jackets for a while, but they solved it finally. Ensley used several fake formations successfully. Scott played a steady, hard game at guard. He was the mainstay of the line, when the Tigers cut loose with their hard drives. Mayhcw was also an important factor in spoiling Little Rock’s plays (and faces), for he was right there on the offense and defense. Marston played a great game and Lowery, jus usual, was the life of the team. Jackson was good. The Jackets sorely missed the services of McGonagle and Pearson, both of whom were on the sick list, the former in the hospital. For Little Rock, Johnston and Galloway wera the best. All forms of courtesy were extended to the Alabamians, and the most cordial feelings possible existed between the two teams. -----------:o:----------- The Football Banquet On Friday evening, Jan. 18, the members of the Ensley High football team were entertained at a banquet in the school lunch room. The high school colors were carried out in the decorations. The table was quite attractive with the favors, menu cards, and place cards all in gold and black. The menu cards were in the shape of a football and the place cards carried out the idea of “Yellow’ Jackets, sting ’em”. Four courses were served by Mrs. Adams of lunch room fame, and everyone enjoyed the “eats”. A greatly appreciated program was given. Mr. E. E. Smith w’as the toastmaster and introduced the speakers. Rev. W. H. Mansfield, Mr. W. E. Turnipseed of the Kiwanis Club, and Mr. Tyler of the Ensley Merchants' Association were the principal speakers. Miss Dolly Moore, accompanied by Miss Wakefield, gave a vocal selection. The Ensley Hi Band rendered several selections, and Mr. James Waggoner sang. Coach James Bryan introduced Coach Stillwell of the Phillips High School and Coach Hood of the Woodlawm High. Both visitors made brief talks. The introductions of the letter men and of the sponsors and maids were made by Coach Bryan. The letter men are: Captain Lowery, Mayhew,THE GLEAM 37 Scott, Pearson, McGonagle, Fayet, Walker, Barnett, Zeigler, Marston, Hardy, Andrews, Jackson, McDowell, Johnston, Faircloth, Vines, and Manager McLeod. Sterling Mayhew was announced as the captain of next season’s team. The sponsors are Misses Alwilda McDonald and Alice Billings, and the maids, Misses Augusta Graves, Onzelle Aldrich, Kathryn Donaldson, and Lyde Thomasson. About one hundred and seventy-five guests were present at the banquet. The players and their “Dates”, many honorary members of the Athletic Association, and numerous faculty members, enjoyed the occasion. ----------:o:---------- Of Interest To Ensley (An Extract from the Birmingham News—Jan. 27, 1924 By Leroy Simms.) “Girls’ Basketball has come into its own, at least in the Birmingham City High Schools; and it is only a matter of time until the three city high schools will be playing tournaments each year to decide the Birmingham championship. The Yellow Jackets sextette will be one of the best in the state, and Ensley officials state that they expect to enter the state tournament at Montevallo. Last year the Ensley combination was one of the best in the district, and most of the members of that team are still wearing the colors of the local institution. They played two games with the Central team last year, coming out far in the lead in both games. The goal shooting ability of their two forwards caused considerable comment, and it is said they have the best pair of forwards on any high school team in Northern Alabama. While this is a sweeping statement, as the teams in this part of the state have hardly started playing as yet, one afternoon spent watching the Jacket performers do their stuff will convince any critic that it is not utterly without foundation.” ----------:o:---------- Yellow Jackets Overwhelm Jefferson County The Black and Gold girls from Ensley defeated the Jefferson County basketeers Monday Jan. 28 by u score of 34 to 16. The game which was played at the Y. W. C. A. court was hard fought from whistle to whistle, and was much closer than the score might indicate. The Ensley girls, led by Captain Florence Quigley, showed signs of being well coached. With more experience, which will surely come with the future games, they should have a team that will give them all a run for their money. From the first play it was Enslev’s game because Philips, the flashy center, out jumped her taller opponent, and goal after goal was shot by the forwards while the guards held down the opposing score.38 THE GLEAM It was hard to pick an outstanding star for the forwards because Graves with 18 points and Watkins with 16 gave a wonderful exhibition of goal shooting. These two forwards showed excellent ability at passing and shooting on the run. Philips, jumping center of the Yellow Jackets, gained glory by out-jumping her opponent and by fast floorwork, showing more ability at dribbling and passing than her team mates. Fallow, while not as fast as Philips, played a consistent game, and was a main factor in the Jackets’ passwork. Whitten and Quigley, the stellar guards, did well in holding the range-ly Jeffeco forwards to seven field goals. Time after time Jefferson showed unusual passing ability only to have it broken up by the two guards. Jefferson was very unfortunate in losing her star guard at the end of the first half. She had to retire because of illness. The Boyles team showed plenty of fight and willingness to mix but were simply not in a class with Ensley. The Ensley line up was: Forwards, Graves (18), Watkins (16); Centers, Philips, Fallow; Guards, Quigley, (Captain), Whitten. Ensley Sponsor: “Country” Lowery. Ensley Maids: Earl Jackson and “Pup” Fsvet. -----------:o:---------- Ensley vs. Mortimer-Jordan The Ensley High girls, having won from Jefferson the night before, lost a heartbreaking game to Mortimer-Jordan Tuesday night, Jan. 29, at the Simpson gym. The Yellow Jackets, being closely guarded, showed sfgns of having played the night before. The Morris girls, well coached and showing good passwork, gained renown by nosing out the black and gold clad team 10 to 9. Graves, star forward, showed best for Ensley, shooting sLx of her team’s points. Watkins, the other forward, displayed her usual fight but was too closely guarded to do much shooting. Maude Fallow, who took the place of Watkins, gave a good account of herself, shooting three points. The one position that Ensley showed to great advantage was that of center. Not only did Philips get the jump nearly every time, but Fallow, her running mate, played a brand of ball seldom seen in these parts. Ensley lost a big cog in her machine when Whitten, who received a blow on her head, had to retire. She had played a hard, clean game and her loss was sorely felt. Captain Quigley played a consistent game and is due much praise in having held the Jordan girls to ten points. Durbin, subbing for Whitten, gave a good account of herself. The Lineup:—Forwards, Graves (6) and Watkins; Centers, Phillips and G. Fallow: Guards, Quigley and Whitten; Subs., M. Fallow (3) for Watkins, Durbin and Whitten.THE GLEAM 39 Girls' Basketball Games Up To February 5th Ensley High vs. Birmingham-Southern January 3. 1924 Score: 28-20, Ensley. Place: Ensley Gymnasium. Referee: Eli- zabeth Sadler. Ensley High vs. Wesleyan League Score: 47-7, Ensley. Referee: Mr. De Yampert. Place: First Methodist Church Annex, Birmingham. Ensley High vs. Jefferson County High January 28, 1924 Score: 34-16, Ensley. Referee: Miss Lum. Place Y. W. C. A., Birmingham. Ensley High vs. Mortimer Jordan January 29, 1924 Score: 10-9, Mortimer-Jordan. Referee: Mr. Neese. Place: Simpson High Court. Ensley High vs. Simpson February 5, 1924 Score: 42-15, Ensley. Referee: Miss Latimer. Place: Simpson Court. ----------:o:---------- Yellow Jackets Smother Simpson In a game featured by the guarding of the entire team and the excellent shooting of Graves, the Ensley Jackets defeated the Co-Ed Tornado team from Simpson, Tuesday night. February 5, 42-15. This was the first of a three-game series, the winner to represent Birmingham in a tournament at Montevallo. The game was full of rough play from start to finish, as shown by the number put out on personal fouls, four from Simpson, and two of the Yellow Jackets being eliminated in this way. To Graves, flashy forward for Ensley, goes the highest honors of the evening. She, in totaling 24 points, threw them in from all angles, at the same time playing a snappy floor game. M. Fallow gave a good account of herself the time she was playing, ringing 10 points, while Watkins, who took her place, showed to good advantage by shooting 8 points.40 THE GLEAM We cannot overlook the guarding of Whitten and Quigley, who did themselves honor in holding the highly tooted forwards to 15 measly points. Nine of these were fouls shot by Morris, who did the bulk of the work while she was in. Kincaid, widely known forward, was held to four points by the guards. Rowland and Durbin, sub-guards for Ensley, also played a fast game. To the centers goes an equal share of honors. Philips, playing the fast game that is sure to come from such a player, out jumped her opponent and with the excellent passwork of G. Fallow, fed the ball to the forwards. It was evident at the quarter mark that Ensley would win, and win she did! -----------:o:------------ Personnel Of Girls’ Basketball Teams rirsc rorwaru. Second Forward Augusta Graves Centers ( Cecilia Philips ) Gladys Fallow First Guard Florence Quigley (Captain) Second Guard Grace Whitten 1st Substitute Maude Fallow 2nd Substitute Louise Rowland 3rd Substitute Second Team: Edith Journey, Katherine McGlathery, Ellie Sampson. Louise Driver, Louise Cochran. We Wish to Acknowledge in uJhr (glram Our Sincere Thanks for the patronage and good will shown us during 23-24 by Elmer E. Smith. Members of the Faculty, and The Girls and Roys of t£. H. I ENNIS PRINTING COMPANY Clyde W. Ennis 818 19th Street February. 1924, A. D. Ensley tOur Roll of Fame Highest Averages The Ensley High School has an enrollment of 1447 students. Among this number we have a few who seem to have been born great. Our midterm examinations revealed just who these rare souls are, and the Gleam Staff is glad to publish this information. We give here the names of the boy and the girl who made the highest general average in all studies. In the event that two or more girls, or two or more boys, made the same general average, we publish all names. We give, too, the names of the grammar schools from which these pupils entered E. H. S. These are truly our “Elect". I SEMESTER Walter Brown, Central Park........... .......... 92% Elizabeth Willard, Fairfield.................. 89% Betty Birk, Bush........................... ... 89% II SEMESTER Hendrix McFarland, Minor ....—................... 89% Nannie Zou Shackelford, Pratt City............... 91% III SEMESTER Paul Morrow, Minor .. ............—:............ 91% Mary Palmer Campbell. Klyton —................... 90% IV SEMESTER Isadore Benfield, Wylam......................... 88% Taft Barber, Bush----------- —................... 88% Victoria Davis, Minor............................ 91% V SEMESTER John Ed Ward, Fairview............................ 91% Helen Albert. Bush............................ 92% Louise Light, Docena............................ 92% Ethel Thomas, Hemphill.......................... 92% VI SEMESTER Clifford Smith, Bessemer........................ 87% Ida Fisher. Bush—........... .................... 93% VH SEMESTER Richard Moxley, Wylam-------------------------- 89% Myrtice Butler, Bush ............................ 87% Mary Rumsey, Fairview----------------------------- 87% Vm SEMESTER Edward Trouillas, Republic............ ............ 86% Hallie Yenni, South Highlands....................... 86%12 THE GLEAM Highest Averages By Topics We give in this list the names of students who made the highest aver-Where two or more made the same average, we publish ages by topics, all names. Math lx Jim McDowell................ 95 Ethelyn Oliver 95 Math Iy Elizabeth Burdiss 95 Cora Harris....... ......... 95 Idell Smith..................95 Iioyd Chambers ..............- 95 Math IIx Elizabeth Farrell----------- 95 Ix uise Harris......—....... 95 Louella HowelL.............. 95 Math Ily Charles Vaughn...............95 Anna Mary Singleton--------- 95 Math Illy Frank Yeilding.............. 93 Willie Mae Cain............. 89 Math IVy Thomas McCarter------------ 95 Virginia Spano .............- 74 Math 8 Newton Jones.............. 88 Mary Rumsey...... .......... 87 Math 7 Richard Moxley............. 88 Mary Rumsey---------------- 85 Bessie Lewis.................85 Elsie Lee 85 Math 6 Wayne Dean...-.............. 85 Raymond Fayet--------------- 85 W. B. Inman------------------85 Alex Patterson.............. 85 James Ferry...---------------85 Mary Bryant....—.----------- 95 Ida Fisher.................. 95 Math 5 John Ed Ward 94 Helen Albert 96 Math 4 J. W. Collier--------------- 95 Virginia Tate-------------- 94 Math 3 Terry Huffstutler...........- 88 Paul Morrow 88 John Minor................. 88 Herman Moselv 88 Mary Palmer Campbell......... 92 Math 2 Everette Reid 93 Iva Mae Harris--------------- 95 Eula Ree Harris-------------— 95 Spanish 1 Ralph Holmes................. 96 Edith Conner 92 Spanish 2. Clifford Smith 92 Ida Fisher------------------- 95 Spanish 3 Louis Winfrey---------------- 85 Milton Andrews 85 Tom O’Hara------------------ 85 Lyle Brumbach................ 85 Mary Rumsey.................. 89 Spanish 4 Taft Barber----------------- 87 Mildred Wilson............... 89 French 1 Isadore Bonfield------------- 88 Louise Light 95 French 2 Roger Russell-----------------92 L' Evelyn Barrett......-........ 91 I French 3 it Sophia Bonfield — 90 J French 4 | Edward Trouillas.....-........ 81 Gladys McCreary...-...........79THE GLEAM 43 Latin 1 Harbin Singleton------------ 95 Sam Costa..........—....... — 95 Myrtle Whitson----------------92 Latin 2 Carl Neill ...... Mildred DcLa hmuth 90 95 Latin 3 Terry Huffstutler--------------91 Mary Palmer Campbell.......... 93 Science 1 Walter Brown............— 95 Sarah Regan................— 95 English 1 Jule La Mar................. 94 Mary Louise Cale............ 90 English 2 Hendrix McFarland.............— 94 Emmie Sawyer............... 92 Nannie Zou Shackelford...... 92 Latin 4 Noel Gibson................... 82 Catherine Allen.............. 89 English 3 Lyle Brumbach---------------92 Paul Morrow -------------- 92 Latin 5 Helen Albert 87 John Ed Ward 85 Evelyn Barrett--------------- 87 Ida Fisher.................. 87 Mary Palmer Campbell........— 91 English 4 Melbourne Huff............... 87 Victoria Davis............... 95 Latin 7 Bradley DeHaney.............. 86 Lewis Willard............... 86 Mary Rumsey----------------- 89 Oliver Branch...............— 86 English 5 Ralph Holmes.............——..— 92 Helen Albert................. 94 Catherine Allen .............. 94 Louise Light...................94 Science 8 Earl Lathem................ 89 Rosalie Gilbert.............— 80 Science 7 Richard Moxley.............. 92 Hallie Yenni......-.......... 89 Science 6 Evelyn Barrett----------------95 Arthur Powell............... 76 Science 5 Helen Albert 92 Lewis Willard.................90 Science 4 Virginia Tate---------------- 90 George Fredlob 87 Science 3 Hurley Upchurch-------------- 93 Minnie Wade Cory--------------95 Science 2 William Poole................ 95 Augusta Sanders---------------93 English 6 Ida Fisher.....................94 Mable Richards................ 94 Evelyn Barrett.............. 94 English 7 Charles Crum............-..... 85 Fred Short .................. 85 Katherine McEachern 90 English 8 Bryan Faircloth.............. 85 Bessie Lewis...... 88 Civics 1 Leonard Thomas............... 95 Eula Stinson..... .......... 95 Civics 2 Guy Horton .................. 94 Catherine Smith.............. 96 History Sy Emmett Wright................. 91 Frank Yeilding............... 91 Alva Norton................. 9244 THE GLEAM History 3x Terry Huffstutler............. 95 John Minor................- 95 Mary Palmer Campbell.......... 95 Marguerite Matlock............ 95 Mabel Varner.................. 95 History 4 Charles Hoffman.... .......... 94 Louise Jackson................ 95 History 5 John Ed Ward........... ...... 98 Marguerite Dodds............... . 94 History 6 Bill Scott...........-......— 87 Austello Bobo..................— 95 History 7 Charles Crum................. 90 James Ferry....................— 90 Fred Short................. 90 Richard Moxley............. 90 Louise Lloyd................. 87 Bather Shirley.. 87 History 8 Cecil Morgan................. 87 Jasper Bibb................... 87 Gladys Fuller 87 Bookkeeping 1 Marguerite Dodds............. 95 Ethel Thomas.................|95 Lorenzo Clarke 85 Herbert Coleman.............. 85 Edwin Huey................... 85 Bookkeeping 2 Reba Channell.............. 85 Bernice Sherman............85 Jesse Gaines................ 85 Frank Scarvey..-.......— 85 Nathan Zivitz.............. 85 Bookkeeping 3 Odette Hall................ 90 Cecil Morgan................ 92 Commercial Law Myrtice Butler............. 90 Saul Kaufman............... 94 Typewriting Edward Trouillas........... 90 Annabel Strickland......... 95 Shorthand 1 Lorenzo Clarke ............ 94 Ethel Thomas................ 95 Shorthand 2 Cecil Evers................- 90 Sophia Bonfield............ 95 Shorthand 3 Inez Sloan.................. 92 Shorthand 4 Stella Stewart.....—.........91 Commercial Arithmetic 2 Edwin Huey................. 95 Mildred Wilson.—............ 95 Penmanship and Spelling Hendrix McFarland........... 85 Mary Galusha—...........—... 94 Commercial Arithmetic 1 Lorenzo Clark............... 86 Austella Bobo......... -... 94 :o: Exemptions In order for a pupil to be exempt from final exams., he must take an average for the semester of not less than eighty-five per cent. Pupils Exempt in Five Majors Hallie Yrnini Mary Rumsey Gladys Wilson Isadore Bonfield Augusta Sanders Elsie LeeTHE GLEAM 45 Pupils Exempt in Four Majors Richard Moxle.v Louise Lloyd Louise Huffaker Esther Shirley Mildred Harrell Lewis Willard Claude Pumilia Garland Berry Muriel Langville Betty Birk Mable Varner Lyle Brumbach Jim McDowell Tom McDowell Carrie Brown Ethileen Oliver Louise Stapp Evelyn Watkins Gladys Yeager Anna Mary Singleton Grady Smith Mary Louise Cale Charles Crum Myrtice Butler Claudia Koonce Edna Me Bee Elizabeth Lee Elizabeth Willard Frances Prestridge Elizabeth Sanders Emmie Sawyer Nannie Shackleford Rochelle Snow Dewey Wright Wilmont Cooper Ralph Holmes Aubrey Riggins Harbin Singleton John Ed Ward Minnie Cary Eva Cox Marion Hurlbert Clara Warren Louise Light Mary Belle O'Conner Pupils Exempt Mildred De Lashmuth Mamie Fallon Louise Kent Earl Slye Mable Ponder Margaret Shepherd Lorenzo Clark Helen Albert Catherine Allen Dorothy Morrison Taft Barber Claude Chamblee Victoria Davis Irene Deveraux Louise Jackson Jane Summers Virginia Tate Tom Gibbs Leonard Thomas George Freidlob Willie May Murphy Mildred Wilson Mary Campbell Terry Huffstutler Walter Brown Jule LaMai Harris Campbell David Kaufman Paul Morrow Hurley Upchurch Allen Orton Eula Ree Harris Iva Mae Harris Augusta Sanders William Poole Saul Kaufnmn Sophia Bonfield John Flautt Clifford Smith Mary Louise Butler Margarite Dodds Elsie Hull Ethel Thomas Alma Alman Virginia A very t Evelyn Barrett Ida Fisher Mable Richards Hoyd Chambers Three Majors Martha Ruth Buck Inez Sloan Oliver Branch Cecil Morgan John Baker46 THE GLEAM Raymond Custred Eugenia Bell Wynelle Lowery Morene Barber Maybelle Baker Jack Hopping Mildred Allen Gladys Dill Laura Belle Dupuy Margaret O'Bryan Florence Strickland Martha Tiller Florence Bates Nellie Dunlap Florence Golden Ruth Gulledge Milton Andrews Jesse Gaines Autry Clements Sarah Reagan Clifford Johnson Louise Harris Mae Alice Lyon Rosalie Miller Louise Reynolds Ernest Franklin Vernon Ellis Alberta Bibb Margaret Hassler Dorothy Ransom Louise Rowland Myrtle Whitson Marguerite Matlock Mamie Scruggs Emily Young Robert Earl Hargrave Jewel Beal Mary Gibson Cadle Propst Elizabeth Leslie Elizabeth Shaffer George Alexander Alex Kenedy Nena McFarland Catherine Allen Noel Gibson Pupils Exempt Mary McGarry Morris Foster Bessie Lewis Edward Trouillas Stella Stewart Mable Davis Charles Hoffman Melbourne Huff Paul Caddell Alene Smith Jewel Moseley Edna Mae Sims Rebecca Shepard James Anthony Robert Carlton Ida Belle Martin John Minor Mable Churchill Ivy Smales Beatrice Smiley Catherine Smith Eulassee Stinston Archie Dunlap Louella Howell Marion Barclay Pauline Parker Frank Carlton Gladys Gossett Kathryn McEachern Marion Barclay Edwin Huey Roger Russell Janet Nelson Bernice Sherman Thelma Spring Austella Bobo Annie Morris Eleanor Nichols Anabel Strickland Alma Allen Nathan Zivitz Margaret Letson Pearl Owen Winnie Porter Jennie Turner Burnell Watson Frank Scarvey Ruth Edw'ards Gladys Riggins Marion Robson Alvye Catheart In Two Majors Ellie McLellan Margaret Brown Thomas Woodman Roy Holmes Dorothy Davis Augustine AloiaTHE GLEAM 47 Zula Lindsey Helen Wilcox David Camble Vernon Patrick Laudis Williamson Evelyn Brown Sidney Murphey Charles Vaughn Majorie Williams Kenneth Campbell Arlene East Margaret Homer Marion Keith Athello Lloyd Adelaide Williams Lucile Giles Hamilton Lindsey Millard Prather Fred Short Amelia Koehler Margaret Vaughn Emma D. Wiggins Ix)is Moody Thelma Sanders Thomas Atkinson Elmer Prather Estelle Bailey Francis Rogers Carl Veil Lucile Lowery Olive Seroyer Alex Marshall Hardwick McLaren Julia Hull Clara Reeve Hawthorne Hawkins Robert Hill Guy Harton James Nolan Pickins Seroyer Louis Winfrey Alta Evans Estha Mae Irwin Alex Patterson Lillian Branch Gertrude Park Mariano Cherry Robina Ellis Nelle McFarland Louise Smith Mary Willis George Brisbin Charles Brown Sam Costa Ralph Wallis Alwilda McDonald Eunice Wyatt Thomas Barrett Howard Wall work Nora Blackwell Evelyn Butler Dorothy Evans Mary Galusha Ecna Morris Helen Ward Harry DeFrees Fountain Hair Elizabeth Farrell Erma Kibbey Cecilia Philips Helen Kelley Louise Wolsoncroft Clarice Daniel Alva Norton John Hopping Emmett Wright Margaret Smith Thurman Walters Roy Sellers Renby Daniel Alberta Fason Nancy Mitchell Genevieve O’Kelly Agnes White House Tom O’Hara Frank Yeilding Mary Ellen Brennan Mary Francis Martha Hand Carolyn McEachen Lucile Rasco Vera Stapp Naomi Martin Margie Morris Margaret Warren Norman Bryant James Ferry Antoinette Serio Raymond Fayett Cecil Ponder Mary Ellison Lila Mae Gammell Lois Archer Margaret Butler Mary Parker Jack Cowan Wayne Dean Clara Finley48 THE GLEAM Majorie Saver Imogene Speigle Joe Bynum Willie Mae Cain Almetta Glasgow Doris Merkle Annie Mclndoe Margaret McMahon Margaret Sadler Clara Allen Pupils Exempt in One Major Willie Gibbs Katherine Seay Dorothy Hawkins Edith Henderson Alice Williams Dorothy Randall Lillian Watkins Evelyn Gray Beulah Gray Herbert Coleman Augusta Graves Dewey Vines Julia Fowler Margaret Sams Newton Jones Paul Green Neal Andrews Jasper Bibb Bradley DeHaney Bryan Faircloth Burk TIargrave Gyde Crim Odette Hall Elizabeth Henderson Beulah Morris Birtie Poindexter Vera Roberts Elizabeth Sinclair Frances Hipp Gwen Allsop Ethel Riggins • Nellie Harris Carolyn Klaus Blanche Pardue Claudia Schwoon Gladys Burchfield Lady Ruth Freeman Alma Long James Aldrich Howard Champion William Foote Dan Roberts Raymond Weeks Leslie Case Kenneth Gober Carl Sherman Erskine Van Dyke Athena Bridges Tommy Kyle Doris Leist Cora Lee Roebuck Beatrice Smith Glenn Hall Marion Reaney Roy Thompson Richard Washburn Edw'ard Watrous Charles Woodrow Margaret Ilenninger Catherine Jackson Iris Martin Dora Schiffman Marguerite Speigle Dorothy Blake James McGee Elizabeth Burdess Nellie Mullins Idell Smith Naomi Stovall Edgar Clowcr Nelle Tyus Alice Billings Thelma Dobbs Ina Mae Ford ham Sylvie Mon jot Margaret Moxley Lester Mann Virginia Newberry Warren Candler H. C. Fason Uoyce Price Everett Reid Alice Ackis Aubriee Cummings Lillian Fitzpatrick Thelma Logan Pearl Mitchell Clara Shirley Margaret Skilling Karl Campbell Edwin Goudelock Robert GrayTHE GLEAM Grady Travis Earl Lathem Fred Sanders Bill Scott Cecil Wilhite Martha Bradford Nina Joe Cantrell Louise Cochran Nellie Robson Edna Creel Jeanette Durbin Augustus Kyle Minnie Mae Shannon Clarence Brackwell Wm. GhanaII Joe Collins Bernice Cox Geraldine Griffen Barbara Manor Estelle McDuffie Ingram Beasley Willis Snow Rosabel Cantrell Nell Harris Charlotte Lowery Margaret Riordan Anna D. Trucks James Campbell J. W. Collier Alfred Kirkland Herman Mosley Bruce Summers Mildred Burgin Bessie Smith Virginia Tate Ruth Vines Clarence Dunn Lewis Marston Ben Tamburello Lettie Johnson Maurice Granger Everett Hagler Sara McCauley Elois Me Waters Pauline Priest Mae Belle Harrell Elizabeth Kennamer Laura Logan Cecil Blackburn Allen Lloyd John Hubka Lawrence Kilpatrick Glen Sisson Daniel Broughton Benedict Gibson George Haffner John Straiton Mary Dunlap Hazel McKee Sarah Smith Louise Wilkerson Hugh Broomall Edgar Clayton Archie Mays Tom McCarter Geo. Robertson Rutledge Snow Albert Wood Ruth Andrews Eva Brown Pauline Dill Nell LeCroy Irene Motley Edith Nickel Carolyn Spencer Matthew Montgomery Leonard Smith Robbie Outlaw Eleanor Stephens Ruby Thomas Page Riley Mary B. Kent Robert Morris Alfred Martin James Wheatley W. B. Inman Earl Underwood Mary Bryant Louise Carper Willie Mae Copeland Esther Moskovitz C. F. Hill Reba Channel Geraldine Church Helen Edwards Hope Famum Maxine Garner Gladys Godfrey Gladys Harris Ellen O’Hara Elizabeth Riggs Elizabeth Reynolds Lottie Ray Carrie McCullough Claudine Lacey Edith Journey Herschel Coleman Rose Adams50 THE GLEAM Onzelle Aldrich Ruth Baskerville Frances Delaney Ruth Hood Ray Hufham Kathleen Hyde Earl Jackson Arthur Powell Elbert Sills Josephine Brock Kathleen Gray Annie Kallman Olean Moss Sara Randall Alta Mae Thornburg Eva Thornhill Lottie Williams Jack Nageley Nellie Crump Lucile Downs Eula Mae Hall Ruby Orton Fannie Merle Smith Lois Deason Ida Belle Deaton Jessie Mae Griffiths Cora Harris Birdie Hassell Claudia Henderson NEW PUPILS ENTER E. H. S. The following students, coming from the school indicated, are welcomed to the Ensley High School this semester: Fairview Lillian Caddell Bush Marguerity Cawthome George Eggler Kathleen Lokey Joseph Lorino Jake Lovoy Margaret Slye Winston Skelton Mary Joe Lovoy Mary Kirk Mary Digario Ruth Hancock Louise Ptomey Louise Ragon Mildred Oakley Pattie Thomas Mildred White Mable Tibbeth Mildred Vann Susan Waggoner Jack Berry Dorothy Burks Sybil York Howard Chojnowski Marion Fink Thomas Short Beda Stubbs Muriel Washburn Sylvia Webb Ella Ruth Phillips Esther Turner Frances Jackson Lennis Cook Richard Journey Charlie Coker Melvin Stockard Paul Davis Sam Applebaum William Crunk Edwin Bryan Evelyn Caffie Inez Layton Lucy Reed Ray Elyton Hubert Spence William Woodrow Louise Burke Graymont Lillian Brock Mary Griffin Burt Justice Gilbert Gilmore J. T. Davis Gene Pachlin Reid Carpenter Carl Meeks George Miller Grace Mosley Fairfield Myrtle Johnson Cunningham Charlotte Pennington Ed Black Grace Carper Ruby Glower Lois Lehman Burl Tinney Pauline Adair Melvin Minor Macy Riggins L. H. Norris Leola Stephens Sarah Fealy Marion Williams Harvie Hart Glenn Chapman William Burk Harry Lovingood Willie Riggins Robt. Lee Stephens Herbert Vines Kenneth Stephens Mary Browning Shelley Browning Mattie Burt Carol Christian Willene Hardy Lena Mae Luquire Julia Ryals Alberta Sullivan Mildred Crisp Irma CummingsTHE GLEAM 51 Pratt City Lois Carter Ruby Johns Robert McCraken Pat Thornton Ezra Bagley Hadly McMillan Clyde Collier Yvonne Gentelet Jewell Manie Hurly Esther Smales Lois Thornton Howard Murphy Louis Douglas Melvin MeIIwain Hugh Mills Henry Hughes Denver McClure Joe Pocopannine Raymond Smart AI vie Lee Box Tone Trevarthen Emily Rodda Margaret Ellis Jamie Collins Mary Reeves Louise Gore Frank Lacey Dick Muir Daisy Evans Henley Ruth Fox Jack Turner Ruby Turner T. C. I. Schools Olene Lindsey Wylam Charles Bousack Irene Brawley Martha Brooks Lucile Hall Agnes Frederick Elizabeth Liddell Sophia Kirkpatrick Imogene Hearn Ruth Morris Agnes Ruth Nelson Jewel Sawyer Marguerite Russell James Stephens Edward Swiney Earnest Surtees Roy Sparks Clarence Roberts John Reid Mary Thompson Hazel Vickery Lawrence Daniell Hurschell Do rough Sam Estuck David Brodie Margaret Barr Clarence Carter Agnes Osborn Reba Simpson Polly Berry Minor Claudie M. Coleman Ralph Gandy Etoile Leonard Louise Meyer Thelma Wigginson Clarence Spurgeon James Swan Wilma Louise Williams Beatrice Chapman Maude Epperson Naomi Hardy Lorine McCarty Robert Crooks Sydney Gibson Joseph Barrett Paul Spina Jake Larussa Elizabeth Jones Brant Maynard Louis Davis George Cost Guy Richards Oliver Hood James Harris Lee Arthur Kelley Oscar Veasey Eugenia Alexander Pleas Alexander Floy 'Cile DeRamus Edna Dodd Helen Faulkner Elizabeth Jones Helen Millar Eugenia Tyler Hemphill Eloise Winston Billie Kennamer Evelyn Griffin Corenna Box Donald Morrison Central Park Clarence Bryant Rhyan Thompson Vernon Rockett Ories Oswatt Nathan Pike Loyd O’Dell Chester Hancock Luther Clark John Quincy Adams Marie Tow Frances Farrar Martha Clark Beulah Burgin Lucile Hendricks Lida Hill Elire Bush Virginia O’Steen Margaret Anderson Marguerite George Ruby Ellard Vera Wise Hadley McGoughey Schools "Ex Urbe” Clarence Burnett Julia Robinson Jessie Bonner Myrtle Tucker J. P. Dickey52 THE GLEAM SESSION ROOM OFFICERS FOR THIS SEMESTER Session Room 102 President...............Dewey Vines Secretary............Bessie Lewis Fireman.............Charles Crum (Florence Quigley Allice Billings Effie Davis Members....... Clinton Stubbs Milton Andrews Roland Smith 204 President...................Archie Dunlap Vice-President...Katheryn Jackson Sec’y Treas........Marie Rowland Council Members $ Rochelle Snow I Emmie Sawyer 221 President.............A. T. McCall Secretary ......... Gladys Fallaw Fireman —..........Pickens Seroyer Council Member .... Victoria Davis 206 President---- Katherine Donaldson Vice-President Mary Ellen Brennen Fireman....................Charles McGonagle Council Member.—..... Irene Motley 220 President.....................Mary Reeves Vice-President......Margaret Ellis Fireman.............Raymond Smart Council Member ... Melvin Stockard 323 President .......... Pauline Priest Secretary............. James Nolan Fireman....................Telford Tenman Council Member Kenneth llaigler 202 President.......... Louise Couch Vice-President......... Ruth Cagle Sec’y Treas......Harris Campbell Fireman.......................Paul Coddell Auditorium President.....................Pete Drennen Secretary.................... Mary Watkins Fireman .......... Morris Granger Council Member.....Kathleen Pope 1 President.....Katherene Woodman Secretary..................Mildred Bowen Fireman ...................Leland Sinclair Council Member.....Mannie Brown 207 President..—....—Irma Barnhill . Fireman.........— Francis Gilbert Council Member........Grace Motley 3 President.......Genevieve O’Kelly Sec'y Treas......Steve McGinnis Fireman......... Robert Carlton Council Member........Jack Hopping 9 President........... Beda Stubbs Secretary. Ella Ruth Phillips Fireman Marion Fink Council Member.....Joseph Barrett 305 President .........Francis Rogers Sec’y Treas.........Lucile Giles Fireman ............Alton Taylor Council Member....Hoyed Chambers 203 President Helen Albert Secretary ........Catherine Allen Fireman................J. M. Ball Council Member ....Thomas Barrett 4 President.......... Dave Barnett Secretary.......Dorothy Dehaney Fireman..........Hurley Upchurch 307 President......Hendrix McFarland Sec’y Treas.—..Eleanor Stephens Fireman.....................Warren Candler Council Member......-... Nannie Zou Shackelford 306 President .......Marion Williams Secretary...................—Grace Carper Fireman ....................Burl Tinney Council Member ....Glenn ChapmanTHE GLEAM 53 222 Presidont...................Newton Oocker Secretary ...................Alex Patterson Fireman .............Carlton Bryan Council Members........ (Elsie Lee C. F. Hill 217 President.......Hardwick McLaren Secretary.............Louise Light Fireman. .............Cecil Wilhite Council Member. Minnie Wade Cory 223 President........Earl Underwood Sec'y Treas....Hudson Shumate Fireman .......... Bill Scott Council Elbert Sills Members...... ' Evelyn Barrett 122 President...... Eugenia Tyler Secretary............Julia Ryals Fireman............. Willie Riggins Council Member Kenneth Stephens 218 President..........Louise Stapp Secretary............Carrie Brown Fireman..............George Haffner Council Member.......... Betty Birk 205 President....... ....Charlie Jones Vice-President........Harry Waters Fireman James Franklin 317 President.........Elizabeth Shaffer Sec’y Treas... Mary Thelma Snow Council Taft Barber Members..... } Margaret Camps 2 President...Katherine McGlathery Secretary.........Onzelle Scoggins Fireman.................Roy Oburn Council Member......... Iona Mann 5 President.............John Ed Ward Secretary Louise Rowland Fireman ...................Lorenzo Clark Council Member....Harbin Singleton 6 President........Irene Arterbum Vice-President.. Terry Huffstutler Fireman.............Frank Johnston 321 President .........Robert Arnett Secretary....................Alice Lyons Fireman ..............Prude Batson Council William Poole Members } Mildred DeLashmutt 320 President.........Virginia Morris Secretary..........Louise Meyers Council Member ......Jessie Bonner 304 President........Elizabeth Bryant Secretary ... Mary Belle O’Connor Fireman............Ralph Morrow Council Member....Everett Barclay PUPILS NEITHER ABSENT NOR TARDY THE FIRST SEMESTER Bradley DeHaney Paul Green Burk Hargrave Edward Trouillas Margaret Brown Mable Davis Bettye Payne Vera Roberts James Aldrich T.vle Brumbach Olney Love Nielle Riviere Norman Sayer Alma Love Gladys Williams Alma Yarbrough Lady Ruth Freeman WiUard Arnold Roy Butler John Burrell Leslie Case Claude Epperson Jim McDowell Tom McDowell Carl Sherman Erskine Van Dyke Othenia Bridges Edith Connor Lucile Campbell Gladys Dill Laura Belle Dupuy Arlene East Marion Kieth Grace Motley Ethelein Oliver Louise Stapp54 Florence Strickland Essie Mae Stephens Evelyn Watkins Gladys Yeager Jack Campbell Max Campbell George Hall Carl Hassler James McGehee Grady Smith David Stewart Maurice Williams Florence Bates Beatrice Bearden Nellie Mullins Idell Smith Hoyd Chambers Charley Horton Ruth Blaylock Imogene Speigle William Chanall Neil Fredrick Hawthorne Hawkins Guy Horton James Talmage Louise Winfrey Beniice Cox Frankie Fryer Eunice Gandy J. M. Ball William Brown Roger Russell Otha Armstrong Barrett Easter Paul Freeman Ronald Gilmore Glenn Hall Chas. McNair Edward Watrous Mamie Fallon Margaret Wilson Mildred DeLashmuth Judson Bentley William Bryant Harris Campbell Frank Crum Louie Fryer E. J. Harris John Minor Paul Morrow Gregory Smith Albert Dodd Gareld White Alfred Wood THE GLEAM Edna Bice Mary Ellen Brennan Dorothy Dehaney Nueal Ellis Marguerite Holmes Louise Mitchell Irene Motley Lucile Rasco Virginia Seay Ivy Smales Eulasee Stinson Hubert Baird Clarence Dunn Frank Evans Tom Gibbs Leonard Thomas Billy Brooks Light D’Albergo Mary Galusha Roberta Kellar Orville Knight Frances Lloyd Nena McFarland Sarah Storey jeddix aisig Lola Tibbets Herbert Coleman Morris Foster Earl Slve Lillian Burt Willie Gibbs Frances Mitchell Esther Shirley Harry DeFreese Noel Gibson Everett Hagler Fountain Hair Laurence Richards George Tragesser Fannie Lee Adair Veiva Gibson Sara McCauley Mildred Wilson Thomas Bond Robert Carlton J. W. Gwin Lavinia Ballard Ida Belle Martin Agnes Whitehouse Louise Wilkerson Helen Albert Catherine Allen Miriam Sayer Elizabeth Teague Cecil Folmar Robert Earl Hargrove Jack Kirks Jack Cowan Wayne Dean Phillip Howell Alex Patterson Arthur Powell Hudson Shumate Elbert Sills Alma Almon Evelyn Barrett Annie Katherine Byram Elizabeth Bryant Florence Dixon Ida Fisher Pearl Owen Taft Barber Thomas Barrett Claude Chamblee Howard Wall work Julia Davis Irene Devereaux Irene Johnson Lyda Belle McVay Virginia Robinson Lucy Stitch Jane Summers Cecil Blackburn Paul Caddell Sam Carmichael Terry Huffstutler Emmett Wright Mary Palmer Campbell Phala Lee Cook Thelma Davis Mae Belle Harville Vicie Hearn Edna Mae Sims Leon Peterson Onzelle Aldrich Charles Crum Jesse Gaines Fred Short Myrtice Butler Mary Rumsey Ottis Thrash Ruth Stovall Roy Fayet Luther Perkins Royce Price Myrtice Folmar Eunice Gardner Edith HolmesTHE GLEAM 55 Warren Candler Thelma Logan France Prestridge Louise Reynolds Marie Rowland Rochelle Snow Margaret Skilling Clara Shirley Earl Bonds Clifford Johnson Edward Stephens Armon Townsend Autrev Clements Lora Mae Merrill Virginia Newberry Elizabeth Willard Sylvester Burtham Earl Campbell Wilmont Cooper Ernest Franklin Hardwick McLaren Alex Marshall Ralph Marrow Clair Parkel Harbin Singleton John Ed Ward Cecil Wilhite Chas. Wilson Stella Barden Alberta Bibb Louise Cochran Edna Creel Augustus Kyle Julia Hull Gartell McCurry Allen Bates Gerdes Canant Garland Holmes Alfred Martin Marion Barclay Mary Kent Eula Ree Harris Louella Howell Allen Orton Ruby Thomas Geogre Surtees Paul Hancock Joe Bynum George Cowan Emmett Jones Byron Smith Mary Bice Nellie Crump Marion Robson Fannie Merle Smith Mary Belle O'Connor Eunice Minor Abbie Robinson Minnie Mae Shannon Bernice Stovall Clara Warren -Association The School Improvement Association of the Ensley High School is an active, wide-awake organization. The meetings are well attended, and business is dispatched in such a manner as to bring things to pass. The Association has recently secured some additional furniture for the teachers' rest rooms, and has pledged itself to cooperate in the matter of paying for the new band instruments bought by the school. The monthly programs of the Association are always of a fine order. At the December meeting, the feature of the program was an address by Mrs. B. B. Baker of Fairfield. Mrs. Baker's subject was ‘The School of Tomorrow”, and her message was thought provoking. At the January meeting of the Association, Miss Rose Converse told of her work as a visiting teacher in the Birmingham City Schools. Also, Dr. Hendrix, pastor of the South Highlands Methodist Church, spoke on “Cooperation”. Both speakers were interesting. The following is the membership of the School Improvement Association of Ensley High School up to date: Albert, C. C. Albert, Mrs. C. C. Aldrich, Mrs. J. L. Allen, Mrs. J. F. Allen, Mrs. T. M. Allen. Mrs. R. H. Angwin, Mrs. A. P. Allen, Mrs. A. R. Armstrong, T. W. Ash, Mrs. F. A. Atkinson. Mrs. H. B. Atkinson, Mrs. I. N. Baker, Mrs. W. F. Barclay, Mrs. James Bates, Mrs. J. R. Barrett, Mrs. J. C. Barrett, Mrs. T. L. Beal. Mrs. C. M. Bearden, Mrs. J. P. Beardslee. Mrs. Joe Bennett, I. E. Bennett, Mrs. W. J. Benton. Mrs. W. N. Bemey, O. R. Bibb, Mrs. H. E. Blackwell, H. H. Blake, Mrs. W. W. Blaylock, Mr. Mrs. W. D. Rond, Mrs. A. A. Bonds. Mrs. Bowen. Mrs. L. K. Bowles, Mrs. R. H. Bowron, R. L. Bradford, Mrs. T. L. Branch, Mrs. W. A. Braswell, Mrs. S. G. Brawley, Mrs. F. Brennan, Mrs. T. J. Bridges, Mrs. J. E. Brisbin, Mrs. C. H. Brown. Jno. R. Brown, Mrs. W. R. Broughton, Mrs. Ira Brumbach, Mrs. H. H. Brumbach, Mrs. Will Bryan, Mrs. M. L. Bryant, Mrs. W. W. Buck, Mrs. Chas. A. Burgin. Mrs. M. B. Burt, Mrs. W. T. Butler, Mrs. J. P. Bynum, Mrs. H. F. Cagle, Mrs. B. E. Callaway, Mrs. QuinnTHE GLEAM 57 Caldwell, Mrs. W. D. Calhoun, J. A. Canant, Mrs. W. H. Cauble, D. Z. Cantrell, Mrs. B. T. Carlin, John A. Carlton, Jr. Mrs. F. E. Carmichael, Mrs. J. S. Casey, Mrs. J. T. Cathcart. Mrs. E. A. Chambers, Mr. I. J. Champion, Mrs. C. B. Chopiowski. Mrs. Max Champion, C. B. Clements, W. M. Curd, Mrs. J. E. Clark, Nat. G. Cobem, Mrs. T. C. Cochran, Mrs. W. T. Cowan, Mrs. J. J. Cook. Mrs. D. Eugene Costa, R. S. Collin, W. S. Costa, Mrs. Mary Condler, Mrs. H. Cooper, Mrs. C. E. Crocker. N. S. Crocker, Mrs. N. S. Crooks, C. T. Crump. Mrs. E. R. Crum, Mrs. I. M. Crawford, R. L. Darden, J. G. Dawson, Mrs. J. A. Deason, Mrs. W. E. Dean, Mrs. T. F. Downs, Mrs. J. N. Dodds, Mrs. Esther Donaldson, Mrs. J. M. Drummond, W. J. S. Dunn, Mrs. C. W. Dupuy-Burke Realty Co. Dupuy, J. A. Dunlap, Mrs. Thomas Durham, Mrs. R. D. Dugger, H. F. Edwards, Mrs. M. E. Ellis, Mrs. J. M. EUis, Mrs. William Ellis. Mrs. N. F. Elliot, Mrs. William Ennis, C. Ezell, W. F. Farrell, Mrs. T. F. Faircloth, Mrs. D. F. Fallon, Dessie M. Foster. Mr. Ira Fields, Geo. M. Fitzpatrick. Mrs. J. C. Fordham, Mrs. P. A. Foster, Mrs. Edward Foote, Mrs. T. L. Fried lob, Mrs. Sam Freeman, Mrs. J. W. Freeman. Mrs. E. N. Fryer. Mrs. J. E. Fulton, Mrs. W. L. Gaston, A. L. Gary, Mrs. A. R. Gandy. Mrs. J. S. Gay, Mr. Chas. Gannaway, Mrs. J. A. W. Gandy, Mrs. J. T. Gibbs, Mrs. W. J. Gibson, Mrs. H. P. Gibson. Mrs. J. P. Giles, Mrs. C. H. Gibbons, Mrs. L. W. Gibson, Mrs. Jerry Gibb. Mrs. J. Godwin. Mrs. G. P. Gough, Mrs. W. A. Goldstein, Simon Gray, Mrs. L. G. Gray, Mrs. L. C. Greene, Mrs. W. A. Gray, Mrs. Bertha Griffin, Mrs. L. J. Griffin, Mrs. R. P. Granger, Mrs. H. A. Griffin, R. P. Harris, Mrs. H. D. Harris, Dr. H. A. Harrison. Mrs. J. A. Hall. Mr. Mrs. J. C. Han, Mrs. G. C. Hand, Mrs. J. D. Hamilton. Fosser Ham, R. F. Harrell, Mrs. P. D. Harden, Mrs. J. I. Hassler, Mrs. Chas. A. Harless, Mrs. C. A. Hannigan. Mrs. J. F. Harris, Mrs. L. R. llautt, Mrs. J. H. Henderson, Mrs. F. Henninger, Mrs. G. R.58 THE GLEAM Hickman, R. S. Hinds, Mrs. W. C. Hipp, Mrs. A. L. Horner, Mrs. E. J. Howell, Mrs. L. B. Hoffman, Mrs. C. L. Hoehn, Mrs. F. M. Holmes, Mrs. Dan Horton, Mrs. Rachel Iiuffaker, Mrs. W. Hughes, Mrs. J. S. Huffman, Mrs. 0. E. Huffman, O. H. Hunt. I. 0. Irwin, S. L. Inman, Mrs. VV. B. Jenkins. Mrs. B. O. Johnson, Effie Jones, Mrs. D. D. Jones, Mrs. R. B. Johnson, Chas. O. Johnson, Mrs. J. G. Kent, Mrs. M. E. Kelly, Mrs. F. G. Kelly. F. R. Kelly, F. T. Kelly, Mrs. J. D. Kirkland, Mrs. Kielser, Mrs. W. W. Knight, Mrs. W. Koonce, Mrs. T. J. Kribs, Mrs. H. J. Lamar, Mrs. Chas. Lane, Mrs. J. Q. Lacey, Mrs. J. E. Letson, Mrs. R. L. Lee, Jno. S. Lee. Mrs. E. D. Lewis, Mrs. Phillips Lewis, Mrs. J. W. Lloyd, Mrs. F. W. Lokey, Mrs. J. H. Lowery, Mrs. Jas. Lowe, E. M. Lowe, Mrs. E. M. Looney, Mrs. R. L. Lorena, Mary Long, Mr. Mrs. G. F. Love, Mrs. J. W. Lowery, Mrs. D. P. Lyles, Mrs. Noble Lynch, Mrs. VV. T. Lyle, Mrs. T. M. Maenza, Mrs. J. Maenza, Mrs. L. Mann, Mrs. 0. F. Martin, Mrs. Geo. E. Martin, Mrs. J. A. Martin, Mrs. J. L. Marty, Mrs. F. Maynord. Mrs. E. R. Mays, Mrs. A. R. Meacham, Mrs. J. G. Meade, H. S. Merrill, Mrs. L. Miller, Mrs. N. A. Mitchell, Mrs. G. W. Mitchell, Joe Mitchell. Mrs. T. M. Minor, J. W. Minor, Mrs. J. W. Monjot, Mrs. Will Moore, Mrs. J. S. Motley. Mrs. S. D. Murphy. Mrs. VV. H. Murphy, Mrs. M. E. McBee, Mrs. F. M. McCurry, Mrs. R. H. McDonald, Mrs. J. W. MeEachcrn, Mrs. I). S. McFarland, Mrs. McGinniss, Mrs. J. S. McLaughlin, Jas. McLellan, Mrs. William McNair, Mrs. C. W. McNutt, Mrs. Jno. McRee, S. A. McRee. J. F. Me Waters, C. McCaleb, Mrs. E. A. Newberry, Mrs. G. W. Nelson, Mrs. J. D. Neill. Mrs. P. C. Nageley, Mrs. J. W. Nichols, Mrs. S. B. Nickel, Mrs. John J. Nolan, Mrs. J. E. O’Kelley, Mrs. R. L. Odell. Mrs. L. C. Oliver, Mrs. J. M. Owen, Mrs. F. A. Payne, Mrs. Patrick. Mrs. H. H. Patterson, Mrs. A. Parker, Mrs. B. E. Prather, Mrs. Jas. Parsons, Mrs. C. C. Padgett. Mrs. W. P.THE GLEAM 59 Parkins, J. H. Pearson, Mrs. Ralph Peebles, Mrs. William Perkinson, Mrs. F. N. Pippen, C. A. Ponder. Mrs. T. R. Pope, Mrs. Leonard Powell, Mrs. C. A. Price. Mrs. R. L. Pugh. Mrs. V. M. Ptomey, C. K. Pumilia. Mrs. Joseph Pardy, Mrs. W. R. Pugh, V. M. Purdy, Mrs. W. R. Ranson, Mrs. G. F. Ray, Mrs. Gena D. Rasco. Mrs. J. L. Reviere. Mrs. H. A. Reeve, Mrs. J. N. Reagan. Mrs. Frank 0. Reid, Mrs. H. D. Riordan. Mrs. D. A. Richards, Mrs. D. G. Rowe. Mr. James Robinson, Mrs. A. C. Roberson, J. L. Rodda, Mrs. M. Rogers, Mrs. Chas. C. Roper, Zula Roberts, Mr. T. J. Rowland, Mrs. Jessie N. Russell, J. L. Sanders, Chas. W. Sanders, Mrs. T. Saver, Mrs. W. N. Sayer, Mrs. J. E. Scott. E. C. Sadler, Mrs. A. J. Sampson, Mary Ccott, Roscoe E. Seay, Mrs. J. H. Schiffman, Mrs. M. Self. Mrs. W. T. Sewell, J. A. Sellers, Mrs. S. C. Seroyer, Mrs. J. 0. Shehee, Mrs. N. S. Short, Mrs. G. W. Sheppard. Mrs. Shepherd, Mrs. S. T. Shackelford, Mrs. Mattie Seroyer. J. 0. Sherman, Mrs. John Snow, R. J. Sills, Mrs. Singleton, Mrs. G. H. Smith, J. A. Smith, Mrs. C. C. Skilling, Mrs. Margaret Slye, Mrs. Arthur D. Sloan, Mrs. Alma Smith, Mrs. J. A. Smith, Mrs. J. R. Smith, Mrs. L. G. Smith, Mrs. Vinet Smith. Mrs. Emma Snow, Mrs. W. W. Smith, Mrs. P. W. Smith A. W. Smith. Mrs. R. B. Smith, Mrs. T. L. Smith, Mrs. J. S. Smith, Mrs. A. W. Smith. Vinet Smales, Mrs. W. H. Sparks, J. M. Spiegle, Mrs. A. D. Sprague, J. Miles Sparks, H. W. Sparks, Mrs. J. W. Spiegle, Mr. A. D. Stovall, Mrs. T. L. Stewart, Mrs. A. P. Stinson, Mrs. J. F. Stovall, Mrs. S. 0. Summers, Mrs. Porter Swiney, Mrs. S. Summerlin, Mrs. J. T. Storey, Mrs. R. M. Tate, Mrs. W. C. Teague, Mrs. R. Thomasson, Mrs. C. T. Thomas, Mrs. W. A. Thacker, Mrs. G. W. Tiller, Mr. C. M. Todd, Mrs. N. V. Tragesser, Mrs. Geo. J. Trabaugh. H. L. Travis, Mrs. C. A. Trevarthen, Harry Trouillas, Mrs. J. C. Tumipseed, W. E. Turner, Mrs. M. Varner, Mrs. J. L. Vaughn, Mrs. C. W. Veazey, Mrs. 0. L. Vincent, Mrs. W. L. Vessels, W. A. Walker, Mrs. C. R. Watson, Miss Dovie Watson, Mrs. H. M. Warren, Mrs. C. E. Watkins, Mrs. F. R. Walker, Mrs. R. N. Washburn, Mrs. T. L. Ward. Mrs. E. F. Weaver, Mrs. Arthur Weeks, Mrs. R. H. Weeks, Mrs. Kate Wellborn, Mrs. C. E. Whaley, Mr. Mrs. T. A. Whitson, Mrs. T. W. Willis, Mrs. W. M. W'ilbanks, Mrs. J. L. Williams, Mrs. J. L. Williams, H. D. Wilson, Mrs. J. A. Williams, Mrs. W. C. Williams, Mrs. S. C. Williamson, Mrs. A. Williams, Mrs. 0. G. Wilcox. Mrs. J. R. Wilkey, Mrs. C. D. Wilhite, Mrs. F. B. Wilson. Mrs. W. W. Williamson, II. C. Williams, Mrs. Willie Wills. Mrs. C. F. Woodrow, Mrs. C. E. Wynne, Mrs. W. H. Wyatt, Mrs. M. L. Yarborough, Mrs. G. H. Yarborough, Mrs. Ross Yeager, Mrs. Perry Yeilding, Mrs. E. Yenni, Mrs. W. H. Zeigler, Mrs. J. P. Zuber, Mrs. C. N.Miscellaneous HONORS FOR E. H. S. STUDENTS During American Book Week last fall, the city of Birmingham arranged for many worthwhile pictures to be shown at the motion picture theaters. Pupils were encouraged to see these pictures and prizes were offered to those writing the best essay on some one picture. There were two prizes to college students, five to high school students, and one or more to grammer school pupils. Ensley High School won two of the high school prizes. Mabel Ponder of the seventh semester and Marguerite Matlock of the third were the lucky winners of $5 each. Mabel wrote on “The Little Minister” and Margurite on “If Winter Comes”. Both girls, along with all winners, were guests of the Axis Club of Birmingham soon after the honors were received. We wonder what Mabel and Marguerite did with those $5 gold pieces. LEONARD W. THOMAS WINS PRIZE Late in the fall term an interesting visitor to our assembly one day was Mrs. Edith Edwards, Head Librarian at the Ensley Public Library. Mrs. Edwards came to present to Leonard W. Thomas a library certificate for reading done during his summer vacation. The occasion was a joyous one not only for Leonard but for the faculty and student body as well. Congratulations. Leonard! W. B. Inman, Jr., a Senior of 1924, enjoys a peculiar distinction in that he is the only member of the Senior class whose mother is a graduate of the Ensley High School. GRAY S COUNTRY CHURCHYARD JEOPARDIZED There have been quite a number of articles in different magazines lately about Gray’s Country' Churchyard. The church at Stoke Poges is reported as gradually going into decay. On account of the churchyard’s having been immortalized by the poet, the Vicar of Stoke Poges has formed a committee to receive donations for the restoration of the church and for the purchase of the land in the immediate vicinity of the churchyard. The English VI classes of our school decided that it would be interesting for them to send a small sum for this good cause, since they had studied Gray’s “Elegy” and had become attached to the beautiful poem. They, accordingly, raised the sum of nine dollars for the beloved church-THE GLEAM 61 yard. It was my privilege to send it to the Vricar at the beginning of the new year. Naturally, we are waiting in anticipation of his acknowledgment. Perhaps some day one or more members of our class will visit England and see the church and the historic old churchyard that inspired Gray’s masterpiece. It would be with a feeling of pride that such members could say that we had contributed to the restoration and preservation of the church at Stoke Poges. GERALDINE CHURCH, ’25 NIGHT SCHOOL AT E. H. S. The students who attend Ensley High School day by day from 8:30 A. M. to 3:00 P. M. perhaps do not often think about the Night School; but we have such a school right here in our building. It is in session every Monday, Wednesday and Friday night from 7:30 to 9:30. One hundred and eighty pupils are enrolled in the Night School. The following teachers are members of the faculty: W. R. Pittman, Principal T. M. Kegley, Mathematics E. E. Sechrist, Chemistry J. T. Vaughn, English Miss Campbell, Shorthand and Typewriting J. J. O’Brien. Drafting I. C. Frederick, Machine Shop Practice W. R. Pittman, Bookkeeping J. G. Woodall, Mechanical Drawing. FIRE DRILLS FOR FALL MONTHS Date Period Time Time required to empty bldg. Sept. 29. 1923 6 1:50 1 Min.-30 Sec. Oct. 3, 1923 2 10:00 1 Min.-30 Sec. Oct. 12. 1923 1 9:05 1 Min.-40 Sec. Oct. 19, 1923 3 11:30 1 Min.-40 Sec. Oct. 26, 1923 7 2:30 1 Min.-40 Sec. Nov. 1. 1923 5 1:10 1 Min.-50 Sec. Nov. 5, 1923 4 12:30 1 Min.-55 Sec. Nov. 12. 1923 Assembly 10:35 2 Min.-50 Sec. Nov. 22, 1923 1 9:00 1 Min.-35 Sec. Nov. 28. 1923 2 9:45 2 Min.-05 Sec. Dec. 6. 1923 6 1:56 1. Min.-35 Sec. Dec. 12. 1923 4 12:20 2 Min.-02 Sec. Dec. 20, 1923 3 11:20 1 Min.-48 Sec. GEORGE WALTERS, Fire Chief.62 THE GLEAM REPORT OF CIRCULATION MANAGERS FOR THANKSGIVING GLEAM Semester Ses. Room Gleam Representative Number 1 207 Clifford Johnson 17 1 206 Margaret Zeigler 17 1 307 Katherine McGlathery 12 1 122 Katherine Woodman 18 1 1 Delta Huff 24 1 217 Florence Golden. 17 1 220 Thompson Mann 24 2 218 Luther Perkins 14 2 223 Susie Cost 12 2 305 Louella Howell 19 3 205 Albert Burgin 16 3 321 Paul Caddell 13 3 306 Nelle Lecroy 34 3 2 Cecil Benton 20 4 5 Elva Roberts 37 4 6 Jane Summers 24 4 202 Carl Roegner 20 5 317 Onzelle Aldrich 27 5 221 Cecil Wilhite 32 5 3 Catherine Allen 43 6 323 James Waggoner 19 6 4 John Flautt 36 7 304 W. B. Inman 14 7 203 Bessie Lewis 24 7 204 Alice Billings 43 8 222 George Walters 37 Vocational Dept. Tommy Langford 8 Respectfully submitted, THOMAS BARRETT, RALPH MORROW, Circulation Managers. DII) YOU KNOW THAT E. H. S. 1. Has sixty full-time teachers on its payroll? 2. Has eight half-time teachers on its payroll? 3. Has an enrollment of 1447 pupils? 4. Has over a thousand members in the Athletic Association? 5. Has seventy honorary members in the Athletic Association? 6. Has four new faculty members this semester? 7. Has 175 Seniors? 8. Has about 250 “Rats”? 9. Has 86 would-be soldiers training in the R. 0. T. C.? 10. Has 16 members in the school orchestra?THE GLEAM 68 11. Has 20 members in the band? 12. Has recently purchased more than $800 worth of new band instruments ? 13. Has 420 members in its School Improvement Association in addition to teachers? 14. Has the entire Kiw’anis Club of Ensley belonging to the School Improvement Association? 15. Has the “scrappiest” girls' basketball team in Birmingham? 16. Has reason to expect an enrollment of 3500 students by 1940? 17. Has an all-Southern football schedule for the next season? 18. Has made and sells an average of 1150 sandwiches a day? 19. Has made provision for its students to consume from 700 to 850 half-pints of milk each day? 20. Has a scarcity of jelly-beans and flappers? 21. Has provided parking space in front of the building for at least 50 automobiles? 22. Has one or more hot dishes for lunch every day? 23. Has had a school paper—The Gleam—since 1910? 24. Has the best high school faculty in Alabama? 25. Has the best high school principal in the United States? CATHERINE ALLEN, 25 TOTAL ENROLLMENT IN HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS BY SEMESTERS SCIENCE I 275 LANGUAGES Spanish 1 Spanish 2 50 II 286 77 Ill 88 Spanish 3 61 IV 84 Spanish 4 V. 90 French 1 19 VI 86 French 2 41 VII 14 French 3 10 VIII 47 French 4 16 Latin 1 102 Total 1000 Latin 2 125 Latin 3 71 Latin 4 92 COMMERCIAL Tvnpwritino' 108 Latin 5 6 Latin 7 8 31 29 Offirp Trninimr 25 Pen. and Spell. .. V. Bookkeeping 74 46 Total 772 Shorthand 49 ENGLISH Com. Arith. 37 I 258 VI. Bookkeeping Shorthand 37 II 292 48 Ill 168 Com. Arith 46 IV 20664 THE GLEAM COMMERCIAL—Continued VII. Bookkeeping ..... 8 VIII. Shorthand....— 36 Bookkeeping......... 7 Total............... 522 ENGLISH—Continued 129 155 86 118 Total 1412 MATHEMATICS I............... 267 II 317 Ill ... 162 IV 195 V 60 VI. 104 VII. VIII 22 56 HISTORY I...... 172 .164 .162 .193 . 68 94 . 76 .101 Total 1183 Total 1030THE SMITHVILLE BREEZE If these jokes seem bad to you, you should see the ones we haven’t used. SENIOR SESSION ROOM THIS SEMESTER HABITAT: The Library OFFICERS: King—Mr. Kegley Queen—Miss Luttrell Maids—Miss Sloan and Miss Palmer Guards—Mrs. Hood and Mr. Thompson High-Knocker—Mr. E. E. Smith (Visits of High-Knocker frequent. Purpose of such visits: to fraternize with the Seniors. Ahem!) Grand Rule of Senior Palace: “If down, get up; if up, sit down”. A magazine writer tells us that a dog fills an empty space in a man’s life. This is especially true of a hot dog—the variety we have occasionally in the E. H. S. lunch room. Jane Summers—“Evelyn, I have nothing to do today”. Evelyn Barrett—“How will you know when you are through?” Some socalled open minds should be closed for repairs. Mr. Davis—“What do we mean when say that the whole is greater than any of its parts?” 5th Semester Catherine Allen—“A restaurant doughnut”. Two old maids Went for A tramp in the woods. The tramp Died. Between classes we see many people in the halls who remind us of a pin—headed one way and pointed in the other. Coach Bryan—“There’s a certain question I’ve wanted to ask you for weeks.” His Girl—“Well, get a move on you; I’ve had the answer ready for months.”66 THE GLEAM Miss Dunn (After a lesson on Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats)— “Can any girl tell me the three foods required to keep the body in health?” Katherine Seay—“Yes, I can—Yer breakfast, yer dinner, and yer supper.” SELF-RENDERED EXCUSES Office, Ensley High School Jan. 9. 1924. My dear Mr. Smith: First, I want to tell you why I am tardy so often. I always have wanted to tell you so you wouldn’t think it was all my fault. I have to wash enough dishes to take a full morning; then, I have to go to the store after something they forgot ( They always manage to forget something absolutely necessary for breakfast). That Mr. Willis who runs Hill’s store has so many children that he says he can't get there to save his life to open the store on time, so I have to wait on him. When I finally think that I am ready to leave for school, Mother decides that my neck is not clean enough and Daddy decides that I'm going to get poisoned on lip stick, so I have to go back and fix up to suit them. By that time it is really getting on toward school time, and I have to get the rest of my shorthand or Miss Campbell won't accept any of it. But, Mr. Smith, regardless of all my drawbacks, I'm surely going to be here on time if something awful don't happen. And as for being good, that comes natural. But, Mr. Smith, if you think anything at all of me, please, 0 please, don't send this home, and I'll do what you tell me to gladly. Any time you need a friend, just call on me, because I always did really like you regardless of ups and downs. Yours truly, Wanda Hrabov ski. Office, January 9, 1924. Dear Mr. Smith: This is my second time to be tardy since I started to Ensley High. I was tardy yesterday because the car was late. This morning I rode the same car. I don't know what was the matter. I have tried since I started to school to get here on time; from now on I think I can. If you will let me off this time, I am sure I can get here on time. If I ride an early car. it will be all right. I surely will promise to be here on time. Just excuse me this time, and I will be here on time. If there is anything I hate to do it is to come to the office for being tardy or for anything else that is not right. I don't have to come down here often; in fact, not any. Hope I never will. If this will excuse me, I won't be tardy again. Yours truly, Mary Ellen Thrasher.THE GLEAM 67 Miss Samuel—“Jim. doesn’t your pony ever kick you?” Jim McDowell—“No, mam, ain’t yet; but he frequently kicks the place where I recently was.” A schoolboy at lunch time entered a grocery store and said to the clerk: “Take this order—10 lbs. sugar at 30c; 11 lbs. coffee at 25c; 8 lbs. tea at 30c. Add that up. How much is it? The clerk replied: “$5.75”. “Are you sure?” asked the boy. “Of course, I am sure”. The boy thanked him and said: “That’s my arithmetic lesson for tomorrow.” The man who fell in love and fell off of a barn and fell sick and who felled a large oak tree, must have been a regular feller. Mr. Davis—“How would you work that problem. Frank?” Frank Johnston—(coming to)—“Present!” W. B. Inman—“What’s the trouble?” Ed Braswell—“Strange, last night I dreamed of eating shredded wheat.” W. B.—“What’s strange about that?” Edwin—“Why, when I woke up the mattress was gone.” “Olive oil”, he told the sweet young thing as he left her at the door step at 12:00 that night. “What?” she queried. “That means Au Revoir”, or ‘Good-Bye’ in French”, he said. Her father suddenly opened the door and yelled: “Carbolic acid’, young man, and that means ‘Good-Bye in any language.” SEEN ON TEXT BOOKS “Don’t open until Dec. 25.” “100% Bull.” “Open all night. “Hot Air”. “Keep Out.” “Closed for season.” WILL Mr. Davis ever lose his “stroll”? Mr. Thompson ever lose his “blush”? Miss Chiles ever lose her “cute” ways?68 THE GLEAM Miss Porter ever lose her wisdom ? Miss Whatley ever cease to be sweet? Mr. Sechriest ever lose his “smile '? Mr. Smith ever leave “Smithvflle”? Miss Bates ever catch a fish ? Mr. Gardner ever dig? Miss Green ever be “ripe”? Miss Aird—“We will take Emerson's life tomorrow. Everybody be prepared". THINGS TO SHUN Listen my friends and you shall hear Of all the things to shun this year: Whatever you do, don’t loaf in the halls ‘Cause Mr. Davis trots by on various calls; Waste not time in making excuses, Written ones only have here any uses; Only the word that comes from home Will explain the desire to wander and roam ; Yield not to temptation; slide not down the stairs. You’ll get there late any way; who cares? Kiss your “Spearmint” goodbye at the door. It causes demerits; in Ensley there’s more. Open not your lips when Mr. Smith preaches. It’s better than warming the office benches; Walk up the frount stairs when you arrive, If you don’t Mr. Woodall will eat you alive; Raise not a howl when there’s sawdust for dinner. Such is the fate of every other poor sinner; Woe to the student who doesn’t know To shun all periods in 204; To vamp Mr. Thompson, to pass or for fun. I’ve tried it already, and it can't be done! Get by when you report to 223! If you skip it—Whew! Woe is thee! Now I’ve given you advice enough, But let me say if you want something tough, Come over to E. H. S. and we’ll show you the stuff. MILDRED Smiley. ’24 (?) OUR MONTHLY HEALTH HINT An onion a day will keep the flappers away.THE GLEAM 69 E. H.S. QUESTIONAIRE Do ships have eyes when they go to sea? Are there springs in the ocean bed ? Does the jolly tar flow from a tree? Does a river lose its head? Are fishes crazy when they go inseine? Can an old hen sing her lay? Can you bring relief to the window pane? Can you mend the break of day? What sort of a vegetable is the policeman’s beat? Is an undertaker’s business dead? Can you paint a rabbit on a bald man’s head just to say that he has a little hare? IMPROVEMENTS SUGGESTED BY SENIORS OF THE FEBRUARY CLASS, 1921 1. Elevators for use of Seniors only. 2. More fire alarms on test days. 3. Lighting system for directing traffic in halls. 4. Bread in lunch room that will not stretch like rubber. 5. A mirror in every room for boys and girls. 6. A period for loafing only. 7. Shorter assembly periods. 8. Boats to use in going to and from annex during rain. 9. A sleepy police force. 10. Backs to the stools in the lunch room. Nell Harris—“Did you ever tell a girl that you loved her before?” Jab Waggoner—“Before what ?” Helen Shehee—“I wish the Lord had made me a man”. “Big” Mayhew—“He did; I’m the man”. MAN AND HIS SHOES How much a man is like his shoes! For instance both a soul may lose; Both have been tanned; both are made tight By cobblers; both get it left and right. Both need a mate to be complete, And both are made to go on feet. They both need healing; oft are sold. And both in time will turn to mold. With shoes the last is first; with men The first shall be last, and when70 THE GLEAM The shoes wear out they’re mended new; When men wear out they’re men-dead, too! They both are tread upon, and both Will tread on others; nothing loath. Both have their ties, and both incline. When polished, in the world to shine; And both peg out, now would you chose To be a man or be his shoes? Pullman Porter—“Brush you off. 3ir?’’ Earl Slye—“No, I’ll get off the usual way.” Tom McDowell—“Papa, why do they call it ‘the mother-tongue’?” Mr. McDowell—“Think, son. Who uses it most?” His Secret Dread.—“Why do you jump at the sound of a motor-car?” “Well, some time ago my chauffeur eloped with my wife, and every time I hear a horn I think he is bringing her back.”—The Passing Show (London). Lillian Watkins—“Are you from the far North ?” Earl Underwood—“No, why do you ask ?” Lillian—“No reason, only you dance as if you had on snowshoes.” Mr. Kegley in Math. 7 (Explaining proposition on board)—“Now place your eyes on the board while I go through it.” DEFINITION OF A GIGGLE The rattle of a lonesome thought in an empty brain. Love is the feeling that you feel when you feel you’re going to have a feeling that you've never felt l efore. ENSLEY HI. Feb. 15, 1924. Dear Mr. Smith: I hesitate to write you this letter for fear of annoying you, but the time has come when I must ask a very serious question, the contemplation of which has caused me many nights of restlessness and corresponding days of anxiety. You will understand my reluctance in writing you in regard to a matter of such vital importance w’hen I tell you that many a life—yea, many a happy home—has been wrecked by similar troubles. Still I feel that you should learn the worst at once, for in all sincerity it may mean death to me. I dare not communicate the state of my mind to my friends, for as you know, they are often false these days; so in my mistrust I appeal to you, dear principal, knowing that you like me to some extent.THE GLEAM 71 I know I am asking a great deal of you; but while you consider this, I ask you to lay aside all social joys, and devote all your time and facilities to the proper consideration of this “Important Question '. I hardly know whether to sign my name to this or not, for as you know some one else may see this letter. But now let me ask you from the fullness of my heart to decide this great and important question for me: Do you think Mr. Pittman will ever grow to be as tall as Mr. Kegley? Your friend, A SENIOR. THE BLOCK-HEAD CLUB President.....................-........... Henry McDowell Vice-President............................ Ralph Morrow Secretary..................... -...... Hudson Shumate , t Frank Johnston Reporters .........-------------------- j Jame8 HanniKan Miss Chiles Advisers...........-....................J Miss Porter | Miss Luttrell Mascot...................................... Cadle Propst MEMBERS Jake Baer “Bub” Walker “Country’ Lowery Hudson Shumate Claude McDonald James Hannigan Edwin Goudelock Howard W’allwork Bryan Faircloth Tommie Langford Jack Nagley Harbin Singleton Ralph Morrow John Flaut Albert Burgin Paul Wilson Henry McDowell Frank Johnston “Pup” Fayet Mabel Kent—“1 think 1 11 drop this public speaking course. I've got all the fundamentals’ . Miss Chiles—“Yes, you’ve got all the fun, but not all de mentals.’’ Vivisection is killing an animal while it is still alive. Miss Bates—“Gladys, this is the third time you’ve looked on Lanier's paper' . Gladys Me.—“Yes, she doesn't write very plainly”. Miss Whatley—(To W'illiam W.) “William, what is the source of all your energy? William, (brightly)—“Com bread.” Uncle—“And how are you getting along at school now, Helen ? What are you learning?' 72 THE GLEAM Helen McDonald—“I'm learning geometry, history, Latin, Math, and religion”. Uncle—“Gracious! Religion?” Helen—“Yes, hut different from Alwilda's. I’m taught that we came from Adam. Alwilda is in a higher class, and she is taught that we came from monkeys.” The young lady palmist, Nell Tyus, said to one of her girl clients: “I see by your hand you are going to l e married.” “Wonderful,” said the girl. “You are engaged to a boy named Nagel”, continued the amateur seer. “How amazing,” gasped Catherine; “surely the lines on my hand cannot reveal the name - “Lines?” sniffed Nell, “Who said anything about lines? You are wearing the ring I returned to Edgar Nagel three weeks ago.” Miss Chiles—“Now, I want all the 0. K’s to be seated in the back part of the middle section”. Wonderful Discovery ! ! ! ! ! Perpetual Motion Machine ! ! ! ! ! Mary Rumsey’s Jaws. Miss Montgomery (lecturing on the turtle)—“Please pay strict attention. To form a true idea of this ugly creature you must keep your eyes fixed on me.” Jokes of teachers all remind us. We can make our grades sublime. By bursting forth in joyous laughter, At the designated time. Miss Marsh—“Where is there a change in the atmosphere of this poem r Virginia Tate—“In the fourth part where it begins to rain.” Mr. Smith (to Henry McDowell)—“Have you begun to write your president’s address?” Henry—“Yes Sir, I have five thousand words already.” Mr. Smith—“Gracious!” Henry—“Yes, I’ve taken the first five thousand words from the dictionary. I’ll arrange them later.” “NOTICE TO FRESH IES” Two things that will take one swimmingly through High School; 1. The Faculty of Working. 2. The Working of the Faculty.Aloia’s Art Skoppe 511 I9ih STREET ENSLEY. ALABAMA P. H. TYLER. Prrttdrol Optometrist . . Your Interest ts Our Interest Tyler Jewelry Co., Inc. DIAMONDS - - JEWELRY Ensley, Alabama Enlarging, Framing, Kodak Finishing PHONE ENSLEY 1427 E Compliments of She - mith Jjetnelrt) (Co. Mitchell Eubank nrorporalt 1911 Avenue E •:« Phone Ensley 255 • • • MEN’S FURNISHINGS HATS TAILORINGWimberley Thomas Hardware Co., THEY WILL ALWAYS CHEER YOU WHEN YOU USE D. M. BASEBALL GOODS. 2011 First Ave. Birmingham AUTO SUPPLY BATTERY CO. A. D. 81. YE Auto and Radio Batteries Recharged and Repaired 8 flours Service Generators and Starters Repaired ACCESSORIES THEY’RE SYNONYMOUS It’s just ns natural to think SPALDING when you mention baseball as it is to call a lifelong friend by his first name—they’re both tested and tried, and NOT FOUND WANTING. Everything for Every Sport BIRMINGHAM ARMS CYCLE CO. 2017 Third Ave. Main 72 E. 1538 2004 E. ENSLEY, ALABAMA The Birmingham Home of A. G. Spalding Bros. Celebrated Athletic and Sporting Goods.Merita BREAD AND CRACKERS American Bakeries Company Loose-Wiles Radio Fans Biscuit Co. Wo handle a complete line of Sets and Parts. Both transmitting and receiving. SUNSHINE BISCUIT SERVICE SECOND TO NONE REPAIR WORK HANDLED BY EXPERTS. The Best Made Bell Radio Corp. BIRMINGHAM, ALA. 1913 5th. Are. N. Main 1974 Birmingham, Ala. |Ensley’s High School S the factory through which the future leaders of this Community and perhaps others—are being moulded and in that vitally necessary work all of Ensley feels a pardonable pride. This company interested as it is in all upward movements of this district is proud to be one of the subscribers to the Gleam. DANIEL FURNITURE CO. Ave E., Between 18 and 19 FURNITURE AND HOUSE FURNISHINGS OF ALL KINDS Visit our BungalowMartin Biscuit Company) MANUFACTURERS OF Marco Brand Crackers and Cakes Distributors of Cand»es KEEP YOUR MONEY AT HOME BY PATRONIZING HOME INDUSTRIES MARTIN BISCUIT COMPANY Birmingham, Alabama (A HOME INSTITUTION) Your Good Club Candies Appearance --a party treat Depend Upon Your Barber We are interested in YOUR “good look ’ and every barber in our shop is efficient and glad to please. There will be no poolroom in the rear of our shop in tne future. Wherever girls congregate candy finds its place. Nothing gives pleasure equal to it. Eat our candies because they are truly the finest, freshest and richest on the market and we are satisfied that one box readily We're specializing on ladies and children’s work—the men will remember us. Everything pleasant! Come in! prompts another. When we found this quality we have never changed since. The best candy we can sell you. Bon Ton Barber GILMER DRUG C0.,Inc. 418 19th Street Shop 1905 Avenue E. Easley Phone Ensley 35 Ensley, Ala.Compliments of Sparks-Claxton-Stapp, I„c 1920-1922 Avenue D, Ensley Meet Your Friends at THE IDEAL DRUG CO. xV Hr Have you tried our Curb Service? “Make our Drug Store yours.” V Candy jo»PE''Vt ' fc-fl 'TS0.NA Jtv. P ODUCTS The Ideal Drug Co. Salted Emanuel Zivitz. Prop. 700 19th St. Phone Ens. 1300WYNN-KNOX CANDY CO. (Incorporated WHOLESALE CANDIES 2304 First Avenue BIRMINGHAM, ALA. The Best of Everything in CANDIES

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