Evening High School - Owl Yearbook (Baltimore, MD)
- Class of 1939
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Text from Pages 1 - 74 of the 1939 volume:
As An Expression Of Our Sincere Esteem
In grateful appreciation of C111
he has done for us and for
The Evening High School
we dedicate this
OTTO K. SCHMIED
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE GRADUATING CLASS:
1 am. extending very cordial congratulations to you,
the most recent graduates of The Evening High School. I
hope that your graduation omd the program of activities
incident thereto, moty still have had for you some of the
thrill and chotrm Which similar events seem to possess for
high school graduates everywhere.
If our school has given you the educational back-
ground omd vocational skills which you need for your
daily work, or for the continuation of your studies, it has
done well. If, however, our school has also opened to
you fields of enjoyment and appreciation, it hots done
even better. May this combination then, of the practical
and the spirituoL provide you with the key to both success
I trust the memories of your hours in The Evening
School will always be pleasant.
O. K. SCHMIED,
VOLUME XVI NUMBER4
Dedication ...................................... 4
Felicitations ..................................... 6
Facuhy ........................................ t
Message from the President of the Senior Class ,,,,, 10
Senior Class Officers ............................. 11
Senior Class History .............................. 12
The Staff of the Owl .............................. 13
Graduates ....................................... 14
Faculty Advisors of the Owl ..................... 33
Who's Who on the Owl .......................... 34
Hilarious Homicide. . . ........................... 35
Blind Alibi ...................................... 37'
Poeny .......................................... 39
Books and their Authors .......................... 41
The Eyes of the Owl .............................. 43
A Natural ....................................... 44
Editorials .......................................... 46
Forunl ............................................ 47
Book Reviews .................................... 49
Owl Representatives ............................. 50
The Discoverers of Radium ........................ 53
School News .................................... 54
Paging Our Pedagogues ......................... 55
Iokes ........................................... 59
Otto Ks Schmied, A.B., LLB. -
Benjamin Emenheiserr AB. - -
Barker, Iohn BU AsBs -
Benson! Iohn 0., BB. -
Brooks, Robert, A.B., -
Brunsowcmkin, Bessie, B.S.,
Coan, Katherine T., M.E.D.,
Coblentz, M. H., A.B. -
Cox, Irma - -
Cutler, Franklyn F., AB. -
Frank, Charles E. -
Frank, Paul S., B.S., M.A.
Freimann, Catherine, AB
Golder, Archie, A.B. -
Gomborov, A, David, A.B., LLB.
Gomborov, Esther, AB, MA.
Griffin, Henry L., AB. -
Harris, Norris! PA. -
Heise, Edward T, AB. -
Heller, Erck H., B.B.A. -
Hinson, Jesse 1.1 B.S., M.S,
Hodes, Edward! B.S. -
Hudson, Ruth Hq A.B. -
Insley, Iohn W. - -
Lansberry, George 1., AB.
Lcthropl John CV MA. -
LeSchqck, Abraham, B.Ss
Levin, Theodore H,
Little, Vivian, A.B., M.A.; PHD.
Chambers, May -
Lurzl Thomas Aw BsS., LLB.
McAndrewA Iohn F., ABA MA.
Mainen, Allan, B.C.S. -
Martin, Richard, A.B., MA.
May, I. 5., AB. - -
Meyer, Henry - -
Morrison, Walter G., A.Bs
Morsberger, Mary B., AB.
Musher, Mildred, BS, -
Nankivell, Iuliot K., AB. -
Pearce, Wm. B, Ir., AB. -
Pettii, Burnett A. -
Resh, H. P., AB. -
Robenl Henry I. -
Robertson, L. 0.1 B.S. -
Ruths, Sadell R. -
Scmdler, Maurice, B.EA.
Scheid, Walter D., 35 -
Shuster, Paul P., AB, -
Shay, Eunice - -
Smalley, Vera E., A.B., PHD.
Thurman, Arthur -
- - U. 8.. History
- - Algebra, Geometry! and Trigonometry
- - - English
- General Science
- History, Economics
- History, Economics
- Commercial Arithmetic
- Laboratory Assistant
- Business English
- Public Speaking, Iournalism cmd Creative Writing
M-H-A- - - -
English, History Economics
- German and French
- Commercial Lctw
U, S. History
- - - English
- Typing, Stenography
General Science and Biology
- . Geometry, Algebra and Trigonometry
- Commercial Arithmetic
- Business Organization
- - - Art
Message From The
President Of The Senior Class
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE SENIOR CLASS:
It is With mixed feelings of happiness and sorrow that I extend
my last message to the class of '39. I am deeply grateful for the
honor which you bestowed upon me at the beginning of the
year but the position of my office means far less than the expres-
sion of confidence and trust which you placed in me. The ready
assistance of a splendid staff of officers has made my job a
I congratulate you upon the successful completion of your
high school work. Your perseverance in attending school night
after night When perhaps it meant many sacrifices shows a de-
termination that is bound to triumph Your persistence in the
pursuit of education proves an aggressiveness that Will overcome
As you leave Evening High School do not forget that here
you received the diploma that Will enable you to go on to higher
fields of education and other pursuits of endeavor. Here you have
formed friendships and habits of industry that will endure
throughout your lite. We should be conscious of a great debt
of gratitude to those who have helped us attain this goal and
feel a deep respect for the principles of government Which makes
such a system of education possible.
The task of saying farewell is too great for me. I cannot bring
myself to contemplate such a solemn benediction. Rather, let this
be a happy Wish of good luck and God-speed and a fond hope
that we shall meet With smiling faces and a hearty handshake
many times in the future.
EDWARD C. DeWITT,
President Class of '39.
SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS
EDWARD C. DeWITT AGNES MOONEY
DONALD E. CRANE DORIS MAE STEVENS
SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
With the end of the school year at last in view, it is time to take a glance
backward and review the crowded events of the past months before the long
awaited Commencement Night arrives.
The first formal meeting of the Senior Class was held on November 10, and
after its organization, the following officers were elected:
President .................................. Edward C. DeWitt
Vice-President ......................... . . . .Edward A. Kerins
Secretary .................................. Doris Mae Stevens
Treasurer ...................................... Donald Crane
The remainder of the meeting was devoted to a discussion of the school
activities tor the coming year and the project ot publishing THE OWL was
brought to the lloorl and finally decided upon. The possibility of a Christmas
Assembly was discussed, and was agreed upon. This resulted later in a
gathering which was a pronounced social and artistic success.
The second meeting was held on Ianuary ll. The matter of class dues was
presented to the members. The sum of $3.50 plus an additional 50C for photo-
graphs was suggested by Mr. DeWitt, and approved by a majority of those
present. Plans for the publication of the Yearbook followed in due course, and
the matter of a Mid-Year Dance was vigorously discussed pro and con before
its final approval
This aflair was held at Levering Hall on February 3, and was a tremendous
success; thoroughly enjoyed by all those who attended.
On February 20, another meeting was called by Mr. Schmied and all the
class members were urged to pay their class clues at the earliest moment.
The possibility of a Senior Prom was brought up, but no definite decision was
reached. The question of suitable attire at the Commencement Exer-
cises was discussed, and it was concluded that the ladies would follow the
precedent set by former years and wear white gowns, while the gen-
tlemen would wear white suits.
On May 1, a meeting was called at which the date of Commencement was
set at Iune 8. The class was told that the last few nights of school would be
devoted to rehearsals for this occasion.
It was at this time that the Seniors learned that heW. ................
It was at this time that the Senior: learned that their vice-president Ed-
ward Kerins, had found it necessary to resign from school due to ill-hectltnt
Miss Agnes Mooney was appointed to fill the position and was duly elected
by a majority ol the Seniors at the final meeting of the class.
In taking leave of the Evening High School, we say cm revoir and fully
know that we shall meet in other walks of lite. To the class of 1940, we extend
our heartiest wishes for a pleasant and successful senior year. We envy them
their opportunity of spending a year which we are sure will be as full oi
happiness and gratification as our year, 1939, has been.
DORIS MAE STEVENS,
THE STAFF OF THE OWL
LEFT TO RIGHT:
TOP ROW: Donald R. Crane, Harold S. Hutton, Frances
Tebbets, Charles A. Fecher. Edward C. DeWitt.
BOTTOM ROW: Agnes Mooney, Doris Mae Stevens, Barbara
Bauer, Rose Lee Freedman, Eleanor M. Leidner. Bernice
Atkinson, Edward, Ir.
Bldnck, Eugene Louis
Block, G. George
Bunting, Wilbur Tu Ir.
Burcikl Moses Iacob
Carroll, Ioseph Bernard
Clark, Richard W.
Cohen, Charles H
Councilman! Elizabeth Blanche
Covelle, Barbara Ieanne
Creme, Donald Robert
Crippsl Benjamin F,
Crouch, Harry E.
Davis, Harry S.
Debus, Wilmur A.
Gaddess, Mary Margaret
Gourlay, Robert A.
Antonelli, Nicolinot F.
Born, Iohn W.
Butterbaugh, Frances Meryl
Carr, Martha Icme
Curley, Harry F., Ir.
Dabney, Louise E.
Dobrzychi, Agnes M.
Eaton, Evelyn Irma
Eichhom, Ivy P.
Erdmcm, Francis Iackson
Gaither, Amelia Hubbard
Hartkot, Alvinq B.
Heintz, Mildred C.
Burch, Claude 1..., Ir.
Burke, Robert, Ir.
Burkhart, Charles Roy
DiVenti, Santa Marie
DeWitt, Edward C,
Feldman, Henry Emil
Flora, Irvin F.
Franke, Iames L.
Frizzell, Louis C.
Gardner, Howard E.
Gaynor, Iohn I.
Gisriel, Stewart 1'.
Gray, Miriam H
Hesse, Richard Francis
Gray, Donald A.
Gunning, Edward Michael
Hutton, Harold S.
Hctuenste'm, Margaret Eliz.
Hilton, Ruth Pennington
Horom, Nelson Lee
Hucke, Rita N.
Hudson, Marcus Gilderoy
Iohnson, Margie Mae
Kirkwood, Royston Thomas
Kob'm, Florence Marie
Lentz, Henry C.
Leonard, Murl W., Sr.
Littleton, William Thomas
Lotz, Gordon I
Magin, Samuel Robert
Jones, Mariam Loretta
Kohler, William A.
Lang, Kennard E.
Leonard, A. Mindell
Linck, Gladys Marie
McKeWin, Milton V.
MacCubb'm, Doris Ruth
Miller, Violet A.
Moberly, Vera Mildred
Newcomer, Orin E.
Nickell, Charles A.
Panes, Stella T.
Pokorny, Dorthy Evelyn
Hillmeyer, Viola C.
Tames, William Harris
Kelleyl Mary Elizabeth
Koehler, Frederick W.
Koerner, Irvin Leonard
Krcdz, George Fred
Lentz, William G.
Llovd, Thelma: G.
Ludwig, Paul Conrad
Machv, Jack G.
McDowell, Alpheus Milton
Matulonis, Olqcx Cecilia
Meade, Iohn W.
Miller, George M., Ir.
Morrison, Tames W.
Mullikin, Vernon Averill
Mullinix, Stanley B.
Nehring, Irene Teresa
Newman, Anna M.
May, E. Franklin
Mooney, Agnes I.
Mueller, Frederick W.
Robbert, Richard G.
Roberts, Frances W.
Royston, Marion Elise
Schmidt, Gilbert Leroy
Seibert, Edward E.
Surosky, Sylvan Jerome
Suydam, Charles H.
Stoxm, Grace M
Todd, William James
Walker, Elmer James
Walker, Robert V.
Zellers, Calvin W., Ir.
RdusCh, Theodore Harry
Redsecker, Martha Iecm
Reger, Isabelle T
Schellenschlager, Ellen E.
Schneider, Mary Frances
Schroeder, Evelyn Irene
Seitl, August V., III
Smith, William Pledge
Taylor, Mary Catherine
Terjung, Anna Louise
Wentworth, Michael E.
Wolf, Doris Marie
thvctdil, Louis Henry
Orem, Ellsworth M.
Penn, Mildred Leah
Preston, Charles H., Ir.
Rdhn, Ernest H., Ir
Roop, thllis N.
Scott, Virgil Edgar
Sullivan, Vanna Gertrude
Stevens, Doris Mae
Wisniewski, Stephen Iqmes
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FACULTY ADVISERS OF THE OWL
ABRAHAM Le SCHACK
CHARLES E. FRANK
WHO'S WHO ON THE OWL
HAROLD S .HATTON EDWARD C. DeWITT
CHARLES A. FECHER DONALD R. CRANE
Associate Editor Business Manager
By BARBARA M. BAUER
In the benighted antediiuvian period
preceding our own age of brilliant i1-
tumination, Murder tmentaily inscribed on
the deep crimson shade terrible in its
significancet was, in all of its diverting
and. ingenious forms, generally regarded
as an indecorous and unseemty-not to
mention somewhat gristyetorm oi enter-
tainment, the sort of thing, in tact, simply
not indulged in by our Best People. This
narrow and bigoted belief, I am happy
to say, has been annihilated as ruthlessly
as any victim of that same sanguinary
sport which it so foolishly deplored, and
has now been relegated to that special
shadowy tomb reserved for the cadavers
of amusing archaisms.
The cinema tcinema as in Hmoving pic-
ture," in the event that I am being some-
what obscuret and the modern school of
detective-story writing have brought
about the demise of the ancient prejudice
against such jocuiariy fatal froiicing by
demonstrating quite conclusively and de-
lightfully that the proper sphere of Inur-
der is neither in tragedy nor in melo-
drama, but, as we of course know, being
far superior in mental breadth to our Neo-
lithic predecessors, in comedy of the most
dizziiy farcical type. To the nether portion
of the dignified figure of Sherlock Holmes,
with his inevitable curly pipe and his
solemn reaction to the Violent extinguish-
ment of what might be termed variously,
the feeble spark, the warm glow or the.
fiery blaze of human life tthe super-
sieuth cared not with which degree of
animation the disused human fuet-engine
had functioned in its contiagratory capa-
cityt has been applied that puissant pedal
propelior known vulgarly as the "hot
toot," and supplanting his precise person
is the rakish form of the Thin Man! with
his inevitable cocktaii-shaker and his in-
exhaustible store of sapient sailies, which
mounts steadily in conformity with the
number of corpses. The murky gloom, the
wild terror, the heart-ciutching suspense
once prevalent in tales of what is known
politely as the destruction with premedi-
tated malice of human life have been re-
placed by sparkling quips, blithe badin-
age and an atmosphere of elegant horse-
piay and nonchalant ease.
The basic idea seems simply to be that
the more murderers, murdered or mur-
ders, the merrier for all concerned texcept,
perhaps, the Victims, and they don't
countt. The entire idea is really refresh-
ing and stimulating tstimuiating in more
more ways than one, as you shall see by
the next observationt. Blood iiows almost
as generously as do Martinis, Otd-Fash-
ioneds and Manhattans, and between
these remarkable liquids the majority of
the characters are most deliciously, most
humorously and most thoroughly sodden.
At the cinema tsee explanation abovet
palaces the spectators gasp with mirth,
clutching their aching middIeSeit there
is an aisle in the immediate vicinity,
they roll in it, thereby indulging in that
practice called roiling one's own-as che
lone couch of everlasting sleep" tiithe
latest unfolding modelethere's always
room for one more"t receives another
prone figure. You who would have your
arttui assassinations to the accompani-
ment of solemn Shakespearean soliliquys
or to the super-natural palpitations of
HThe Teii-Taie Heart," peep warily in with
me upon a typical closing scene of a roi-
licking twentieth-century tale of gory
gamboiing; observe its manifold advan-
tages, and lo! another pupil tor the sub-
versive school of silly slayings and sly
Before us we see the last word in kit-
chens tunquestionably an admirable
place for a last wordt, the kitchen being
part of a carelessly luxurious apartment
occupied spasmodically by the cinematic
detective and his fascinating spouse, who
has replaced Watson as a satellite, and
a great improvement it is, too, especially
for the male movie-goers. He is invariably
cultured, slightly bored, and, in an amia-
ble way, more than slightly mad-a sort
of slap-happy savant, a veritable Iohn
Barrymore among the crime detectors.
She is invariably witty, charming, chic
and quite beautiful. If their appearance
would indicate Hollywood instead of
Fifth Avenue, whose fault is that? And
who cares, anyway? We get our glamour,
don't we? At present they are thought
tully replenishing the inner man before
retiring, having just now returned from
a gala gathering. Their high spirits, clue
to the last six their host insisted on pourw
ing for them, are purely spiritous.
HDarling," she murmurs into her coffee
tthe actors in these bits of cracked cellu-
loid are rarely harrassed by the neces-
sity oi memorizing confusing names, ree
sorting to the ingenious device of address
ing one another affectionately and indisa
criminately in such endearingly vague
terms as Hclarling" tsee abovel "old man,"
Hmy dear fellow," and nganitepuss'Ct
"wasn't it a simply marvelous evening?
lmagine-we haven't had to duck a single
bullet all evening! Y'know, I do get just
the slightest bit fatigued evading stray
bullets-it's so strenuous, and, goodness,
the wear and tear on the briC-aebrac!"
llNonsense," rejoins he nonchalantly,
exuding savoir taire ta French pertumel
all over the leased premises, and popping
an olive into his mouth with an air of the
greatest distinction. HQuite good prac-
tice. We should be experts at dodge-ball. '
He ignores the bric-a-braCeany Man
HWell," she pops back at him, "I had
counted on collecting Social Security
some day,- but inasmuch as our names
may be at any moment added to the in-
terminable roster ot the late lamented-"
HSecurity?" pooh-poohs our hero, with
a flip of the hand. "Merely a state of mind,
my dear." He pauses, carelessly lighting
a cigarette, and we who know him-we
should know him, having seen him in
every crime story since "The Thin Manf,
under various pseudonyms-suspect that
a Major Announcement is coming. We are
right. Still doing his bit for the consump-
tion of the olive, he lets her have it, light
as thistledown. Hleshall we saywspottecl
the guilty bird in the midst of the slightly-
inwthe-worse-foriwear but still festive
figures at tonightls frenzied tree-for-all."
Oh, yes, he speaks like this-it's a divine
Qt dispensation. he proceeds, impressive-
ly. ttAh-no more olives?"
She looks mildly pleased. llAh, my slip-
shod sleuth, my mediocre master-mind,
would I be too, too. inquisitive if I asked
whom is the villicm?" tShe's funny, tooj
HMy own," he burbles suavely, opening
another bottle tot olivesl "your feminine
curiosity is at once my delight and my
despair. Have an olive?"
She tlings a humorously irritated glance
at him, and he winces at the impact. llAn-
gel," he reproves, Hwould you remove
your jaundiced eye from my person? You
may need it in your target practice."
She too is quick on the draw. uMy
marksmanship is perfect, pet," she drawls,
Heven though Cupid may have erred
when he brought me you. But you can't
look a gift horse in the mouth-now why
the sudden hilarity?"
tContinued on Page 56l
A well dressed young man carrying a
small handbag walked into the office of
Home CS: Company and approached the
cashiers desk. He glanced quickly at the
office clockethe hands stood at 12:02.
Everyone but the cashier arid the steno-
grapher had gone to lunch and as one of
the workers looked up the stranger level-
led a gun at them.
HSit still and keep quiet," he ordered
tensely as he stepped inside the guard
The girl gave a terrified gasp and taint-
ed across her typewritter.
HTake the money out of the sate and
put it in here," the bandit commanded in
a husky voice, pushing the bag toward
Rising unsteadiiy the cashier tumbled
the morning's receipts into the satchel
then fell back into his chair, petrified with
The bandit shoved his gun into the
cashier's frightened face. "If you don't
want your head blown oft, don't stick it
outside that door for the next ten min-
utes," he menaced.
As he started backing out with the
money, he tripped momentarily over a
wire near the wall but quickly regaining
his balance, wheeled and ran toward the
The nearby church clock was just chim-
ing twelve as old man Ennis eased himw
heif into his favorite chair near the win-
dow. Any minute now, little Annette
would come running into the front room
bubbling over with news and ply her
grandfather with Childish questions until
her mother scolded her into the kitchen
for a quick lunch and back to school. He
BLIN D ALIBI
By EDWARD C. DeWITT
sat there every day and it was plain to
see by his eager expression that this short
midday Visit was one of the bright spots
of his day. At this moment a high powered
coupe pulled up in front of the house. The
driver clambered from the front seat and
stooped to look at the front tire near the
curb. Then, with a gesture of exaspera-
tion, shot his half smoked cigarette into
the street and turned to get some tools
from the rear of the car.
Some of the passers-by might have cas-
ualty wondered why this new looking car
wasn't equipped with a spare. Had they
taken particular notice of this dapper
young man engaged in fixing a flat, it
might have occurred to them that he
made an unusual show in the way he
threw the tools around and banged on
the rim to replace the tire. At length he
finished the repair and drove off.
The next day the police picked up Ioe
Magasini and took him down to head
"Wetve got Magasini ready for a sit-
ting, Lieutentant," one of the detectives
reported. Lt. Sullivan rummaged in his
desk for some notes, tiHas he done any
HNo Sir," was the reply, tisame old gag.
wants to know what its all about." ,
HWeli, he'll have a hard time talking
himself out of this one," Sullivan said,
heaving out of his chair. HIt's a pleasure
to get that cheap crook as cold as this."
He picked up the morning paper and
walked across the hall to what the boys
called the Hconterence room." Inside sat
Ioe Magasini, paging through an old
HHelio, lieutenant," he greeted as he
rose and stood to offer his hand, Hnever
saw you looking betterfl
Sullivan looked him over coldly. He
had a sudden desire to mess up the suave
front of the man before him. loe was
dressed too damn tastefully.
Magasini dropped back into his chair;
"They tell me you want to see me about
HWell since you no doubt just got back
in town this morning I'll show you what's
bothering Inef, Sullivan handed him the
paper and pointed to an item on the front
He glanced at it and laid the paper
down, HAs a matter of fact Sullivan," he
said, Hi haven't been out of town and I
read this myself. You don't think I had
anything to do with it do you?"
"What do you think 1 got you down
here for, to exchange autographs?"
Ioe looked at him earnestly, llYoulve got
me all wrong Sullivan. I don't know a
thing about that holdup."
uLook, loe," the lieutenant said, llan
office is robbed. The bandit holds up the
cashier and a girl in broad daylight while
he throws the money in a bag and makes
a clean getaway."
USO what?" Toe said laconically.
llSo the girl and the cashier, separately
identify your picture as the gunman.
Ioe remained confident, llSure and 1,11
bet they could pick fifteen more men Who
would look to them like the man they
saw. You know how people get bawIed
up in all the excitement-Honest, Sullih
van," he continued seriously, HI wasn't
even near that place yesterday."
Sullivan looked at him cagely for a
moment and then like a man playing his
trump card, uWell suppose you tell me
where you were at exactly 12:05 yester-
Ioe sat for a while trying to recall some
vague incident. Then suddenly he ex-
claimed, lll've got it. I had a flat near the
corner of Stiles and Second Streets and it
was just striking twelve When I pulled up.
I remember some old bird was taking
it all in from the house next to the drug
Lt. Sullivan walked over to the phone
and called the operator. llLocate Patrol-
man Thomas Murphy and send him up
here right away please," he put the pnone
on its stand and stood there silent.
Ioe lit a cigarette and looked out the
window disinterestedly.eilpretty clever,"
he thought, "the office clock set up fifteen
minutes the night before-too bad there
was no real dough kept there over night."
He walked over and picked up the maga-
zine again and started paging through
iteHlt hadn't taken long to spot that old
boy that sat at the window every day at
twelve o'clock and waited for the kid to
come home for luncheA perfect setup."
He crushed out the cigarette and leaned
back in his chaineilCripes, accidentally
kicking that electric clock cord out of the
floor socket so that the hands stopped
right at 12:05 was a master's touch," he
reflected. A smile crept into his face.
A iew more minutes lapsed when the
door opened and Patrolman Murphy came
in, his baton dangling in his hand.
"Murph, your beat takes in the corner
of Stiles and Second doesn't it?'i Sullivan
HShure an I've been beatin' it for fifteen
years now, lieutenant," Murphy wheezed
in his deep brogue.
HWell get one of the boys to run you
down there in a squad car and pick up
an old man who lives next to the drug
store. I want to find out it he saw this guy
around there yesterday."
HShure an' the answer it will be no,
lieutenant," Murphy replied, "the old man
Ennis is as blind as this here lpatoonie'
I'm a swingin.
I like astronomers who pry on
the secrets of Orion
Who bondy light-yeors in their thoughts
and. juggle scores of noughts.
1 like biologists who choie
on. secrets unvouchsofed,
Who peer tor Nature's hidden keys
in eyes and ears of fleas.
I like the physicist who snatches
clues from bright dispatches
From on obscure world, cmd nuzzles
I like the dorkling moths who flutter
to reach the stars, and utter
Soundless poteoms of delight
in the sparkling night.
By FRANCES TEBBETTS
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Rain On The Roof Tops
Shimmering, and silvery
And glistening gray
Metallic sheen in the mist
The roof tops on or rainy dcry
Wet with the tears of God.
To different houses they all belong
Large omd small, and old omd new
Like shopeless mounds they seem to be
The root tops on Ci rainy day
Wet with the tears of God.
And so it is with all of us
When dust to dust returns
lt motters not who we are
Each rainy dory we too will be
Wet with the tears of God.
By ROSE LEE FREEDMAN
When we see men who should be donning
smoking robe and slippers
Sally forth in school boy togs of checks
and stripes and zippers;
And women rich with norture's gifts de-
spoil their wondrous wealth,
Neglecting their great heritage to glorify
When we see lites full Vintage drought
forsworn for youth's wild cup
The years are surely shortening, we need
more to become grown up.
By EDWARD DeWITT
The World Of Tomorrow
On Ct backdrop painted by the Master's
With pigments of azure and deIicote gold,
There otppeotrs Ct Vistct renowned the land
A vision of progress for CIII to behold.
In glistening splendor the tronns rise
Like alabaster altars in homage to beauty,
In heights aspiring they seek the skies,
As stodwotrt guardians, in faithful duty.
Spheres and cones and pyramids vast,
In motjesty do they vie for place,
Stounch and true these works are cast,
Symbolic figures in the realm of space.
A pctectn of man otnd tribute to God,
Inspiring strains of symphonye
O'er the sands of time with measured trod,
Achievement led by Destiny.
The march of man is ever IIForword!"
In manual deed otnd work of art,
The good of mom is always IIOnwczrd!"
Peaceful prowess, in whole and port.
And in this wond'rous Fair we see
A hint of things Tomorrow-
The spirit of posterity
Our world is Iain to borrow.
By ROSE LEE FREEDMAN
Oft was I lonely in days gone by
Nor found surcectse in nought,
No one suffered to hectr my sigh,
For no one cored I ought.
To me, in my thoughts one day,
A wondrous vision come
It spoke to me, and thus did soy-
TvVith inspiration oflome .....
The life thou host was give to thee,
By God, Who guides odl men,
Heed Him well, and thou wilt see
A way to solace will light thy ken."
And saying thus, the sprite did fade,
Dazed otnd owed, my reason weqk-
Thoughts owhirl, to Him I prayed,
HIf this be saeThy did I seek."
As with my pen these thoughts I strive
To capture, from my heart and soul,
I know now Why I otm odive-
God Himself shall set my goal.
By ROSE LEE FREEDMAN.
BOOKS AND THEIR AUTHORS
JAMES BRANCH CABELL
THE BIOGRAPHY OF MANUEL"
By CHAS. A. FECHER
In an age when naked and brutal real-
ism is the predominating force in Amerie
can literature and style is usually a sec-
ondary or even tertiary consideration, an
author who labors ceaselessly to develop
his manner of writing and bring it to the
utmost possible perlection is indeed a
phenomenon of rare parts. Yet that is
just what Iames Branch Cabell, during
nearly twoscore years of steady labor, has
been doing, serenely indifferent to the di-
rections taken by his more noteworthy
and famous contemporaries, and indeed
revelling in the fact that he deviates so
sharply from their accepted literary stand-
Few authors of modern times have writ-
ten more copiously than has Mr. Cabell,
and yet few have turned out works so
consistently good. From the time of his
very first bow to a rather unenthusiastic
public in the year 1904, when he pub
lished the novel "The Eagle's Shadow,"
he has devoted his time and effort to the
development of a beautiful and limpid
style, studied yet naturalistic and careful
without being artificialea style which
embodies, in his own words, the auctorial
virtues of Hdistinction and clarity, and
beauty and symmetry, and tenderness
and truth and urbanity."
The result has been a series of novels
entirely unique in American literature-
a group of works which combine a gifted
and inspired prose with a deep philosoe
phic content and a rapierecl satire and.
irony unmatched since the heyday of Vol-
It is perhaps unfortunate that the
greater number of his novels, masterful
as they are in all respects, should be
eclipsed by the fame and splendor which
surround his masterpiece. Frequently
during the past few years, has Mr. Ca-
bell deplored the fact that, alike to the
cognoscenti and to the world at large, he
is known chiefly as che author of Tur-
gen'." Beyond doubt, the great notoriety
consequent upon the publication of that
now famous work, while it raised its
creator to heights of literary renown
which in all probability he never dreamed
of reaching, also damaged his reputation
to a great extent and caused his writings
to be regarded much as the more pruri-
ent-minded among us look upon the mags
azines in the window of the corner cone
fectionery store. In the days that followed
the suppression of Hlurgen," Mr. Cabell
acquired the extremely dubious honor of
being regarded as one of the foremost
pornographic artists in the country, as
well as a final and undisputed authority
upon all matters pertaining to erotica,
incest and unlicensed passion.
Nothing, of course! could have been a
greater distance from the truth. Mr. Ca-
bell, far from being a cheap hack writer
who makes his living by feeding the in-
satiable appetite ot the public for the
risque and the obscenel is, as we have
said, a literary artist of the very first mag-
nitude. But the ill wind which blew so
fiercely upon "Iurgen" was not without
its beneficent effect, for it afforded him an
opportunity to bring his previous writings
to the attention of a hitherto unreceptive
audience and to win somewhat belatedly
a measure of the acclaim which should
have been his in earlier years. The com-
plete Vindication of llIurgen" is a matter
of record, and Mr. Cabell at last reigned
triumphant above the academic and Purie
tanical critics Who had belabored hint
mercilessly as one alter another of his
novels had appeared.
Today, of course we accept Iames
Branch Cabell for what he lSwGS one of
the very foremost figures in the artistic
history of our nation. The very iact that
he veers so sharply from the accepted
trend makes him all the more valuable
to us! for without his novels our modern
literature would be an impressive but
bleak panorama of realism, unillurninecl
by any sign of the romantic or idealistic.
As it is, when we weary of the realists'
descriptions of the commonplace and ev-
eryday life which we see about us, we
may turn to the Cabellian novels and find
welcome escape into a Utopian world.
completely removed from the one in which
we live and work and experience much
suffering but little happiness.
For Mr. Cabell, in his attempt to steer
clear of the realistic as effectively as pos-
sible, has created in his writings a sort
of iairyland, compounded of a dozen Iny-
thologies and his own vivid imagination.
The result is the pleasantly impossible
province of Poictesrne, where Halmost
anything is rather more than likely to
happen," and not infrequently does. Here,
in this charming and sunlit world, dwell
handsome, brave and chivalrous warri-
ors; lovely princesses with an astonishing
proclivity for being kidnapped; wicked
barons and lords with all manner of evil
contrivances at their disposal; magicians,
of both the Black and White varieties; to-
gether with an endless array oi dragons,
serpents, spirits, ogres and all the other
endless paraphernalia of medieval rom-
rl"he casual reader, therefore, dipping
fore the first time into the opening chap-
ter of a Cabellian novel, might very eas-
ily be misled into believing it to be nothing
more than a childish fairy tale. But this
would be a very serious and sad mistake.
for in these novels is to be found one of
the shrewdest commentaries upon the
vanities and foibles of human existence
that has ever been set upon paper; the
inhabitants of Poictesme, though they
dwcll in iairylanol, are as real as we, be
cause they possess the same failings and
shortcomings in an even more pronounced
degree. James Branch Cabell is one oi
the great satiristSea descendant, in the
legitimate line, of Aristophanes and Boca
caccio and Rabelais, through Voltaire and
Anatole France-and he is never so
happy as when he is directing subtle but
merciless satire at the ridiculous conven-
tions and barriers which our civilization
has erected against naturalisrn.
Because he was for a time a research
genealogist Mr. Cabell has endeavored to
impart a semblance of continuity to his
novels by relating his characters to each
other and deriving their origins from a
single source. Count Manuel, Redeemer
and ruler of Poictesme, is also the heroic
ancestor from whom all the other Cabell-
ian protagonists are descended and it
is his life, Mr. Cabell tells us, that is re-
peated over and over again in successive
generations and in varying climes by
his numerically impressive progeny. For
this reason, the author has grouped the
twenty volumes together after their com-
pletion and entitled them collectively
HThe Biography of the Lite ot Manuel."
In a prologue to the Biography proper,
"Beyond Life," Mr. Cabell expounds his
literary and aesthetic doctrines at great
lengths and strikes the various leitmotiv
which are to recur frequently in the vol-
umes that follow. With HFigures of Earth,"
we encounter Manuel himself, the simple
swineherd who rises steadily, not always
by honest means and usually by the work
and effort of others, to become Count of
Poictesrne and sole ruler of many thous-
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The EYES 0f
THE OWL SAYS WHO-O-O
is the student who offered to let us print
his extremely good stoiy if we would give
him five copies of the issue it appeared
in? tAside from ethics it wasn't worth itj
is the member of the faculty who simply
cannot fail one of his fair pupils?eShe's
are the seniors who plotted the rebel-
lion at the last class meetingf9eand why
did it fall through?
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Believe-it-or-not there is a Whistler in
one of the art classes. tAnd we do mean
e si- 9:
The best remark of the year was pulled
by a senior who is majoring in chemistry.
iiEvery time that I smell a rotten egg 1'11
think of my old chemistry class." tWe
wonder just how he meant it???i
it 1' Q?
We still haven't found out why Bill Lite
tleton was nicknamed Iunior. tThere's a
story to this we were toicU
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Do you know the young man who en-
tered the public speaking class to gain
confidence in himself and stopped be-
cause he was afraid of being called on?
Our hail clocks are still out of step in the
march of time. i: 4: s:
We wonder if Mr. Schieupner ever
iound out who wrote Burke's Speech on
Conc1hation? i: 7? :9
We are not what we think we are; but
what we think, we are.
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How many times must a teacher tell a
student he is wrong before he is convince
ed? tMr. Sadowitz please notet.
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When the elevator to success isn't run-
ning, take the stairs.
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rFhe following item appeared in this
column in the last issue.
"FLASH - According to the latest re-
turns it has been reported that the total
number of students known to Miss Stev-
ens is 2,342. Since the total enrollment is
2348 we are wondering who the odd tive
untortunates can be."
Many of our students pointed out that
we made an error in calculation. For the
benefit of those who think that we were
wrong we have had our mathematical
correspondent put the problem in equa-
2342 4- 5 + Miss Stevens 2 2348.
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An orchid to Mr. Warren's for his eX-
ceiient and amusing criticism of our mag-
azine. We like constructive criticism even
when it concerns this column.
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FROM THE NEW DEAL BIBLE
Blessed are the meek for they shall in-
herit the eartheiess 36 70 inheritance tax.
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We wonder it a certain member of our
English faculty ever got that sentence on
paper about the three ttwo's too's, to'st in
the English language.
By ROSE LEE FREEDMAN
"Miss Le Clare, do you realize, can you
understand that thus for we've had seven
-yes-SEVEN retokes of the selt-sotme
scene, and each ones worse than the
lost! We're three whole days behind sche-
dule! The leading mom gets o cold in the
heotd, and CI frog in his throoteond you
pick ct time like this to turn temperamenw
toll In the name of Heaven and motion
pictures, just how much do you think one
mere man can stondll,
With the lost utterance shrilling in ris-
ing crescendol Gigantic Pictures Corpora-
tionls greatest director resembled nothing
so much as o comically irote, red faced.
indignant little porcupine, Hletting oil
steam." VViry hoir nervously tousled into
on omozing quill-like tutt stood straight
up in the otir, in evident sympathy with
his mounting rage and vexotion. Collar
and tie lonesomely disconnected, eyes
harassed and wild, he glared baletully
albeit pleadingly ott his highly decorative
and highly expensive stor, Rito Le Clare.
That disdoinful ond orchidoceous lody,
completely undisturbed, ctnd cooly imper-
vious to his volcanic outburst of righteous
indignation, regarded him commiserote
ingly, as though trorn ct great distance.
HRe-ot-lly, Mr. Longe"ethe inimitable
Le Clare condescended to murmur lon-
guid proteste-Hl'm scarcely qualified to
estimate your stamina. D'you know, I do
believe I'm getting the most frightful head-
oche. To-Inorrow should do equally well
to complete the scene-or don't you thinl:
With that she calmly collected her be-
longings, ond strolled serenely uncon-
cerned off the set, to the utter consterna-
tion and secret delight of the assembled
cost. electricians, technicians, comeromen,
and prop boySestonding with eyes pop-
ping and mouths ogope!
The ensuing silence literally quivered
ond hummed with suppressed excitement.
Stunned, the tiery-tongued Longe, unable
tor the moment to fully realize the extent
of the catastrophe befodlen him, was for
the first time in his vociferous and vigor-
ous career, thoroughly squelched and en-
tirely speechless. As comprehension be
come complete, however, disappointment
and frustration showed plainly in his
cresttotllon countenance. Another inexcus-
ctble and. costly delay to make upeomd
every minute adding to the staggering
production expenses already entailed.
But not for nothing had the small, but
dynamic G.PC. director achieved his ene
vioble record, otnd widespread reputation.
In his fertile broin suddenly on embryonic
ideo germinated, took root, sprouted, and
burst into blossom. His eyes alight with
inspiration nurtured by necessity, the
quick-witted Longe sensed o Heoven-sent
opportunity to turn o streak of bad luck
into what would appear to be a veritable
stroke of genius on his port. What CI pub-
licity story it would mokeeifehe could
fill in with on unknown extra who would,
subsequently prove to possess starring
potentialities! True, it would require keen
discernment to find the one extra who
would be able to step so miraculously
into the superlative Le Clore's classic
number seven's. But it could, omd would
be done. He preened himself inwardly as
he visualized probably press notices-
HUNKNOWN GIRL STEALS LIMELIGHT
IN G. P. C.'s LATEST
Ace Director Longe Bets On Dark Horse
And Picks Winner Agotinl
At his slow smile of blond satisfaction
instead of the anticipated cataclysm ot
scathing criticism and misplaced fury, the
astonished faces around him registered
their complete bewilderment. What had
happened to old Lange, anyway? Uneas-
ily they stood, at attention, eyeing each
other questioningly, and fidgeting from
one foot to the other. Lange hurriedly
scanned the group standing huddled to-
gether, and stalked unexpectedly over to
a fragile, scared-looking girl, whose phy-
sique and general build, except for the
extreme, wraith-like slenderness might
have been molded after that of the tam-
ous glarnorite who had just departed so
ttYouleWhat's your name?" he barked
abruptly at the startled girleHdo you
think you can act?"
HStantoneLucia Stantoneand, I sure
hope so"estarnrnering in her eagernessl
as she answered both questions simult-
ttAll rightewe'll see! Get into Miss La
Clare's costume for this scene. Hurry,
nowleas Lucia, doubting her senses,
stared unbelievingly at him.
When she returned a few minutes later,
ttushed and excited, her resemblance to
the star was even more pronounced, and
Lange was hugely pleased. Rapidly he
outlined the essential details of the al-
ready familiar scene, explaining exactly
what she was to do.
HNow, Miss Stanton, we'll suppose
you've just been ejected from your board-
ing house because you're unable to set-
tie your bilieYou have no money, no
home, no jobeand are almost taint from
want of food. Dazed, not realizing where
youtve been wandering, you find your-
self in a decidedly unsavory neighbor-
hood, outside of a grimy, uninviting lunch
room. In the window, there's a sign read-
ing-JtGirl Wanted." Naturally, you don't
relish the idea of entering such a disre-
putable looking place, but you're just
about desperateeweak, exhausted, al-
most starvingeThe scent of the food
cooking, such as it is, watts out through
the door and proves to be irresistible. You
decide to go in finallyeyour strength
taiISeand you collapse where you're
That's your set-up, Miss Stanton, and to
make it easier for you, there's real food
cooking that prop kitchen to provide pro-
per atmospheric incentive."
Her deathly pallor the only outward
sign of her trepidation, Lucia obeyed in--
structions like a veteran. Events followed
their sequence as outlined by Langeethe
eviction from the lodging house, the airn--
less meandering about, and finally the
pause outside the makeshift lunchroom,
from which there issued rnost realistically
the tempting odors of steaming foodstuffs
Lucia, as the heroine, paused, looked up,
and noticed the sign tiGirl Wanted." In-
decision, hope, tear, pitiable eagerneSSe
all were apparent in her convincingly
wanl thin face.
Director Lange relaxed, and leaned
back in his chair contentedly. It was too
good to be trueI-the girl was a "natural!"
Hunger overcame hesitancyeat last.
Apparently mustering the last of her wan-
ing strength, she stepped forward un-
steadily, tattered, swayed and crumpled
quietly into a pathetically small, limp
Lange leaped exultantly to his feet.
HOK!" Cut! Extraordinary, I must say,
Miss Stanton. A perfect ittakeft the first
time! Come along, now, and we'll run
through the balance of the script."
There was no answering outburst of
joy. The little extra, strangely still and
motionless, lay where she had fallen. She
hadn't even heard him. Lucia hadn't found
it ditticult to follow directions. You see,
she was really very, very hungry.
Published by the students of the
EVENING HIGH SCHOOL OF BALTIMORE
OTTO K. SCHMIED, Principal
Editors. ............ HAROLD S. HATTON
EDWARD C. DEVVITr
Associate Editor ........ CHAs, A. FECHER
Feature Editor ....... FRANCES TEBBETTS
Staf Typist ........ ELEANOR M. LEIDNER
Business Manager ...... DONALD R. CRANE
Stay? Assistant ..... BERNICE SCHEUERMAN
57ant Assistam ...... DORIS MAY STEVENS
Literary ........... ABRAHAM LESCHACK
Business ............. CHARLES E. FRANK
Art .................. . EUNICE SHAY
NIGHT SCHOOL EDUCATION
The announcement by Dr. A. G.
Christie, director of the night courses in
technology at the Iohns Hopkins Univers-
ity, that the subjects offered in the evening
by that institution are to be considerably
augmented so as to give the students the
same opportunities open to the members
of the day school is indeed a cheering
one. It is a more than sutticient indication
of the interest taken by educational
boards in those people who, due to the
economic necessities of earning a living
during the day, are obliged to advance
their learning nocturnaiiy, and as such,
it should be hailed by all those who are
genuinely interested in seeing the cause
of adult education continually aided and
But even more significant than this news
are the accompanying facts revealed by
the University as an explanation tor its
decision. The number of students enrolled
in the technical courses in the evening is
765, as against only 325 in the daytime,
and the new policy is demanded by the
tact that the present facilities of the night
school are just barely suiticient to cope
with this heavy attendance. Here, as in
our own Evening High School, there ga-
ther several nights out of each week, a
large number of persons who are willing
to devote what precious spare time they
have to bettering their present condition
and. absorbing those things which will
tend to make them finer citizens in a world
afflicted at present with so many and
such needless woes and troubles.
Such facts as these constitute a scath-
ing indictment against those people who
claim that the great majority of American
people are totally uninterested in im-
proving their native mental equipment. in
night schools all over the country, people
who have just completed a day of fatigu-
ing labor flock eagerly and faithfully to
their classes, with undiminished enthusia
asm and verve throughout the entire dura-
tion of the season. So seii-evident a fact
certainly eliminates any doubt as to the
intellectual progressiveness and spirit of
furtherance prevalent in the modern
To work complete we point with pride
A worthy task, and well 'twas done-
But should we throw our tools aside,
Just because one goal is won.
When a task is completed, we are apt
to sit back and relax in the sublinleiy
complacent, comfortable feeling that toi-
iows the overcoming of a difficult obsta-
cle. Such a feeling must surely be preva-
lent in the breasts of those graduates who
had the stamina to complete the six years
required at the Evening High School. Nor
is it unseemly or untitting if they are per
haps a trifle proud of their commendable
But to the graduate we sayerevel in
your momentary and well deserved glow
of happy satisfactionebut don't put the
brakes on advancement; don't put your
ambition in reverse. For the instant you
become content to rest on those laurels
already won, you not only cease to pro
gress-you begin to slide back. On the
vacciliating thoroughfare of lite, it is ini-
possible to remain stationary. Brakes or
no, when you hit the down slope, you
keep slipping with ever increasing mo-
mentum until you land in the deep rut
at the bottom-anol then nothing will get
you out but a powerful inspired tow truck,
hitched to somebody's star!
Editor, ttTHE OWL"
Although for the past few years I have
not been a student at The Evening High
School, I follow with a great deal of in-
terest the activities of the school and read
with pleasure for the most part the nu-
merous short stories and articles as they
appear in IlTI-IE OWL."
However an article appearing in a re-
cent issue entitled HTHE GREAT UPLIFT-
ING," by Charles A. Fecher, so annoyed
me that I cannot help but raise my feeble
voice in defence of the poor dolts. I am
a member of this great fraternity myself
and I assume that because of this you
will excuse all errors in spelling, gram-
mar, punctuation and continuity of
At the end of the third paragraph, Mr.
Fecher says, "But the average person
when he does not scoti, simply ignores, he
is content to leave the appreciation and
understanding of these things to those
whom he detests and mocks and perhaps
secretly envies, while he himself goes on
living his somnolent and meaningless ex-
istence until Death mercifully drags him
off the stage."
It is obvious that Mr. Fecher also de-
tests and mocks and only a psychologist
reading between the lines could say whe-
ther or not he secretly envies the average
I would like to give a brief sketch of a
day in Mr. Fecher's life if we morons
were not only called away during the
night but took all the things created by
our hands and minds tjokel with us.
Mr. Fecher is awakened by the sun
shining in his eyes, because the roof is
gone from his house, in fact the whole
damn house is gone, to say nothing of
the comfortable bed with the inner-spring
mattress which he had so recently pur-
chased. Lacking his modern bath room
with the builtein shower he refreshes hims
selt by dipping his head in a nearby pool
which had been formed by a recent
rain. The fruits which he usually eats for
breakfast are still hanging on the trees
in Florida and California, but it is a long
walk, so he contents himself with a few
wild berries which grow in this climate.
From force of habit he walks toward
the spot where his garage had been be
fore he realizes that it and the shining
new car are gone. He walks to his down-e
town office to find that the great indus-
trial concern he worked for is no more.
His face lights up as he realizes that he
now has time to read the classics all day
long. The trip to the library site avails
nothing but a few original manuscripts
of the lesser known authors.
It is only a few blocks, I mean a cou-
ple of fields, to the art gallery where it
really annoys this true lover of art to see
the priceless works of the great masters
hanging from the trees and exposed to
the elements. He toregoes lunch to assist
some of the other members of the intelli-
gentsia to arrange a crude shelter for
these great treasures.
By late afternoon the pangs ot hunger
overtake our hero and he dreams of a
juicy steak and trimmings. But the only
thing to eat with the exception of wild
plant and animal life is mutton which is
still available because of a few aesthetic
At eight he is one of the early arrivals
at the spot where the Metropolitan is do-
ing its stuff. The opera is hardly started
before a shower drenches the cast and
they refuse to go on. It seems they still
are temperamental as hell.
I could go on like this ad-intinitum to
prove that the poor dolt has a raison
d'etre, but it is almost time for Charley
McCarthy, so I will allow lVlr. Fecher to
find shelter tor the night in a nearby cave.
In a more serious vein I would like to
say that I believe many people who now
love and appreciate literature, art and
music would know nothing about them
it the seed had not been sown in the class-
room. So at a time when the politicians
are so eager to save money at the eX-
pense of the taxpayers I certainly
don't believe it wise to put ideas in their
Yours very truly,
CARL A. WARREN
PS. There is still another criticism I
would like to make. I have always en-
joyed reading the witty column entitled,
IITHE EYES OF THE OWL." However, in
the last year or so it seems to have de-
generated into a number of supposedly
funny remarks which one member of the
stall ot the magazine says to another.
When it is necessary to refer to yourselt
why don't you unbend a little and drop
some of those Misters?
It a brother or sister married and had
a son, and the other brother married, the
boy would be a son-in-law to the woman
whom the second brother married.
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The King's soldiers were standing at
their posts when streams of larva came
from the volcano.
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It was a hot and paltry day when I tell
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Medical men have found that there are
more dead than there were.
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The proof that the witches in MaCBeth
were supernatural is that no one could
eat what they cooked.
Tennyson betrayed women very suc-
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In England tourists are able to see
Gray's Effigy in a Country Church Yard.
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Bacon said that where there is no love,
talk is but a twinkling of symbols.
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HThe Complete Angler" is another name
for Euclid because he wrote all about
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Hegira was an eastern queen who in-
vited the barbarians into the Empire.
THE SCEENCE OF LIFE,
By E. G. Wells, Julian S. Huxley. and
G: 3?. Wells. Doubleday. Down 5: Co.
HThe Science Of Life" has in it the end-
less tascination, the constantly renewing
surprise, requisite for a book dealing with
all living things. Every paragraph light;
up mental bypaths crying out for leisurely
and complete exploration. However lonely
might be the life of the reader, this bulky
volume is ample insurance against boree
dom, keeps one abundantly supplied with
subjects for fruitful contemplation.
For, in the field of biology lilthe science
of life'lt, its subject matter ranges the gae
inut of human curiosity. What happens
in us when we hear? What happens Ine-
chanically and what happens mentally
when we see, feel, smell, taste? What was
the earth like in the long, long ages be-
fore human eyes saw it? What weird
forms of life were the ancestors of pre-
sent living things? What types of creae
ture died, leaving no present representa-
tives on earth? What is the nature of the
mental mechanisms observed in most ani-
mals which we ordinarily dispose of by
the unenlightening word Hinstinct?" And
how does it happen that insects and many
animals enter the world equipped with
instincts of baffling complexity, while hu-
man beings are equipped with only two
or three, and those few of a primitive sim-
plicity? What comedies and tragedies
crowd worlds closed to our everyday ex-
perience?ethe sea, which covers the
greater part of Hour" planet, the lakes and
rivers, the jungles of grass beneath our
feet that are the worlds of generations of
tiny living things? With an exactitude, a
precision at once leisurely and concise,
the triplex author conducts us upon an
itinerary that includes the whole domain
of human knowledge of living things;
lays bare for us to scan, every tantaliz-
ingly evasive clue to the inscrutable na-
ture of life itself that has been pounced
upon by the eagle-eyed scientific observ-
er. It is a story to whet and challenge
every faculty of curiosity and imagination
in every reader who has felt the itch of
wonder about the world in which he finds
himself and the nature of its inhabitants.
lt is probably sale to say that, somewhere
in NThe Science of Life" he will find dis-
cussed everything he has ever wondered
about in connection with liteeand many
things to boot that he had not thought to
wonder about before.
The work that has gone into the corn-
pilation alone of this great work staggers
the imagination. The authors have thor-
oughly ransacked the hard-gained knowl-
edge of every biological science for our
benefit, have placed it before us with
I. F. W. Mangdns, Ir. - 100
Hassell W. Moore - - - - - - 102
Hotssel G. Moore - - - - - - 104
Charles H. Rolfe - - - - - - - 105
Azula Tectwalt - - - - - - 107
George C. Fulcher - - - - - 108
Dorothy High - - - - - - 109
Edward I. Worleik - - - - - - 110
Norrine Lyons - - - - - - - 112
Moses Iotcob Burak - - - - - - 114
Freda Ferigno - - - - - - - 119
Henry C. Lentz - - - - - - - 120
Walter M. Thomas - - - - - - 124
Doris Wolf - - - - - - - 126
Clarissa Ellinger - - - - - - - 130
Ethel Ahrendt - - - - - - - 134
Charlotte Fairies - - - - - - - 13.3
Bernard E. Garrity - - - - - - 204
Marcella Bogdcm - - - - a - - 205
Hildreth Mattern - - - - - - - 208
Anna Kendzejeskct - - . - - - 209
Evelyn Alisea - - - - - - - 210
William G. Harrison - - - - - - 211
Arthur Staber - - - - - - - 213
Clifford H. Nicteheld - - - - - - 22
Marion L. Jones - - - - - - - 22.3
V. Linwood England - - - - - - 232
Ioseph Earl Lomax - - - - - - 234
B. E. Scheuermcm - - - - - - - 235
Paul C. Jones - - - - - - - 238
Arthur Meyers - - - - - - - 302
Charles A. Fecher - - - - - - 304
Robert Cummings - - - - - - 305
Milton L. Schuller - - - - - - - 307
Joseph A. Biodek - - - - - - 308
Robert L. Seidlick - - - - - - - 309
Emil Ioseph Raymond Lovette - - - - - 310
Frederic W. Muller - - - - - - 314
Melvin Schehlein - - - - - - - 323
Lillian M. Fennelly - - - - - - 328
Charles M. Bender - - - - - - 330
Tack G. MacKcty - - - a - - 331
George M. Heinz - - - - - - - 337
admirable style and perfect lucidity.
Set one book like this against a dozen
published railing that appear to ignor-
ance and prejudice. Set all the work of
which this volume is a resumeework ot
laboratory, of observation and experi-
ment, of unbiased reasoning-eagainst the
work other men turn their hands to, of
developing more ingenious and efficient
methods of slaughtering and maiming
each other. Set this philosophy of un
tlagging application to exploring the inn:-
gle of the unknown, against the philosoa
phy which holds that the highest purpose
to which a human being is to aspire is
to be a robot ready at the drop of a hat
to dispatch fellow robots. How long can
both these philosophies exist side by
side? This age will bequeath both to
BOOKS AND THEIR AUTHORS
tContinued trOrn page Thirty-sixl
anols of people. But although he attains
to everything which mortal ambition
could desire, although power and riches
and fame and the lives of men and wo-
men are at his disposal, Manuel is not
ever quite satisfied and is always striving
toward a vague something which not
even he himself can name. And this thing
eludes him even in the achievement ot
his latest triumph! until at the hour when
he rides westward upon his white stallion
at the side of Grandfather Death, though
his life is regarded by all those about him
as an inspiration and success, he cannot
help counting himself a failure.
Therein, in this endless striving toward
an unnameable and unknown ideal, one
finds the essential keynote of the entire
Biography. It is man's eternal and hope-
less quest for that something which is
above and beyond our little lives which
is Mr. Cabell's chief preoccupation in the
pages of all his books. Not only Manuel,
but each of his descendants, labor var-
iously to this end, some of them by adher-
ing to the standards set up by the world
about them and others by deviating from
these accepted forms in a manner not
always strictly honorable. But always
their quest is hopeless, and they go down
into oblivion still yearning blindly for
their desires or else shrug their shoulders
hopelessly and settle down to live in some
contentment in a world where they must
ever seem somewhat foreign. Of all the
Cabellian heroes, only one, Nlurgen" the
pawnbrcker, succeeds in attaining the ob-
ject of his search, and it is here that Mr.
Cabell deals one of his most masterly
ironic strokes, for when Koshchei the
Deathless, the supreme god of Poictesme,
offers Iurgen the body of Helen of Troy,
the personification of flawless beauty and
charm throughout the ages, the poor
pawnbroker is frightened by her very
perfection and refusing her, returns home
at last to his plain and shrewish wife.
Mr. Cabell is not an HAmerican'l artist,
any more than was Edgar Allan Poe;
there is in his work nothing peculiarly
native to this country or in sympathy with
its ideals. But America may well be proud.
of him, for he alone of our literary child-
ren has produced something which de-
serves to rank with the great masters of
the past. When the realists and llsurreal-
ists" have passed from the stage and their
work is forgotten, Hlurgen" and some of
his other novels will take their rightful
place beside the works of Homer and
Shakespeare, Cervantes and Voltaire and
Goethe and will endure as tales possessed
of a consummate artistry and a deep un-
derstanding and tolerant sympathy of
human natureethose qualities which
have given immortality to all the great
masterpieces which have survived the
THE DISCOVERY OF RADIUM
By MARIE EHART
A young Polish couple by name ot
Kovalski were instrumental in bringing
Marie Slodomska and Pierre Phillips Curte
together in the friendship which resulted
in marriage. Pierre Curie then thirty-five,
had had little formal schooling. The son
and grandson of doctors, most of his earl;r
training was received from tutors. At the
time he met Marie Slodowska, he was at
the School of Physics and Chemistry at
the Sorbonne His work included electri-
cal and magnetic interests.
Mario Slodowska, then twenty-sixl was
a typical Slav. She had just received a
degree in Physics from the University of
'Warsaw, and was rapidly preparing to
take another degree the same year. She
had suffered many hardships obtaining
her education; sometimes living on mere
bread and water in her little garret room;
but always her great courage and force-
ful character carried her on in her burn-
ing scientific desires. At the age of seven-
teen she became a governess so that she
might have money to study. For six years
she held this position and learned all that
was available to her.
An excerpt from one of her letters con-
tained these thoughtSeHWe must believe
we are gifted for some special work and
then allow nothing to interfere with its
Marie Curie was deeply engrossed in
the development of X-rays and all uran-
ium compounds. In fact she worked tire-
lessly on developing and classifying all
substances with radio activity. In 1898
she encountered radium; from that time
on its development was in the hands of
both Pierre and Marie Curie. They were
given the use of a little shed tknown as
the birthplace of radiumll where they
carried on their experiments. Realizing
the tremendous task before them, Pierre
concerned himself with finding the exact
qualities of radium while his wife carried
the heavier and more grilling task of puri-
fication of radium. This perfect blending
of minds and work ended with Pierrels
death in 1906. Even the very apparatus
with which they worked was of their own
creation. Four years of heating, stirring,
and precipitating liquids were rewarded
with success-pure radium. Several tons
of pitch blend were consumed in produc-
ing a small quantity of the precious rad-
ium. In the daylight it resembled ordinary
salt, but at night it glowed with phosphor-
Marie Curie worked on the principle
that the world needs dreamers; people
who are so absorbed with giving life to
their dreams that the idea of working for
profit never dims the horizon.
Radium opened a new chapter in
Science. New ideas as to the structure of
matter were evolved. Medicine was
greatly benefitted by its discovery and its
future hope lies in being able to inject
radio active Chemicals into the blood
stream and destroy cancer.
The Curies were at first hard put to ob-
tain the materials necessary to their re-
search, but several countries supplied
their needs and twice women of the
United States contributed one pound of
radium to Marie Curie to further her
study. She never lost faith in Science. Lec-
turing and interviews tired her patience,
Always her desire was to continue her
experimenting. She said that Science
could be used to aid good or evil but the
good would always triumph.
She died at the age of sixty-seven.
CROWD ATTENDS FIESTA
Over two hundred students attended
the Spanish Fiesta given on Wednesday
evening, April 26th, by members of the
Spanish class, in celebration of Latin
The program was opened by the Mets-
ter of Ceremonies, Mr. Andrew Fabbey.
He introduced as the first number, Dr.
Amparo Arcays, who responded w1m two
native Chilean dances. A sketch was
next presented by Miss Fox, Miss Collier,
Mr. Hammond and Mr. Peterson, showing
the advantages of our Latin American
countries. Vocal solos were rendered in
Spanish by Miss Catherine Winter and
Mr. Colgqn. A trumpet solo by Mr. Bute-
terbqugh and a Violin solo by Miss Armor-
dcx Lilley completed the musical part of
the program. The assembly closed with
the entire audience singing "America."
Mr. Schmied, our Principal, members
of the Language and Iourndlism classes,
who were invited CIS guests, enjoyed the
fine program. Miss Esther Gomborov,
teacher of the Spanish class, sponsored
A. W. SHAY
Prize winning photograph, submitted
by Mr. Leonard Williman.
PAGIN G OUR PEDAGOGUES
MR. HENRY GRIFFIN
German: Room 309
The staunch door shielding the tall
kindly Mr. Henry Griffin from the inquisi-e
tive gaze of female passers-by was
bravely stormed by two naive press re-
presentatives of the OWL ttwo tor the
sake of moral supporti, in their quest
to determine the source of pedagogical
inspiration. Obviously having been ini-
tiated in the ways of the novice inter-
viewer on previous occasions, Mr. Griffin
obligingiy took matters into his own cap-
abie hands, volunteered necessary in-
formation and divined and answered
questions before they were even asked.
Mr. Griffin, who is originally from Mass-
achusetts, having matriculated at the Holy
Cross College at Worcester, took up his
abode in Baltimore ten years ago. On his
arrival here, he became instructor in bios
logy and German at Loyola College, and
is engaged in the same pursuit at pre-
sent, during the day. This is his second
year at the Evening High School, where
he attempts to instill the rudiments of the
German language to knowiedge-seeking
But alas tor the sought-tor source of ins
spiration. It seems that although he has
made teaching his life's work, sincerely
and thoroughly extending his efforts in its
behalf, it is not the culmination of a boy-
hood ambition. We quote the erudite Mr.
Grittin-etwith perhaps just a shade of de
tiancei-HWe-ii, I reaily wanted to tackle
medicine, bute" tand here the eyebrows
went up, quizzicaliyieuyou know the
rest. It takes a great deal of expending
iof what it takes' to study the number of
years required to become an MD. And-
when everyone's finances went into a
sharp decline, mine just slid right along
However, inspired or otherwise, Mr.
Henry Griffin, though lost to the medical
world, is evidently a welcome addition to
the scholastic one. In regard to his pre-
ference between day and night-schooi
teaching, Mr. Griffin remained true to the
traditional loyalty of all professions,
namely, Hnot to spill the proverbial
MR. IOHN BARKER
History: Room 236
Mr. Iohn CtDoc'U Barker, history teacher
extraordinary, compressed his lips firmly,
and an indomitable gleam appeared in
his usually twinkling eye. The cause of
this impressive show of determination
was a simple and respectful question,
tossed gently but firmly in his general
direction by the OWL'S demon interview-
ers, i.e.-tiWhich do you prefer to teach,
day or night school students?" Then came
the impasse. In no uncertain terms, Mr.
Barker let it be known that on that sub-
ject he just wasn't talking. tNote: He
meant it, tOOewe found that outj
HDiplomacy," he countered with the
grace of a statesman, "is an absolute ne-
cessity in times like these."
Far from squelched, the interviewers
sought the reason for two desks at the
front of the room instead of the customary
one. Were Mr. Barker's lectures couched
in double-taik? No, said the irrepressible
instructor of historyethe extra desk was
placed there for the use of any fair stud
dent who might wish to preside over the
class with him.
Seeing that this sort of thing would
bring an abundance of amusement but a
dearth of information, the scribes switched
to a more prosaic line of questioning.
Where was "Doc'i born? On Maryland's
Eastern Shore. Schools? Prep-schooling at
Tome, college Hlearning" at Western
Maryland College. Ever unpredictable,
Mr. Barker is yet consistent-he teaches
in the daytime, too, at City College, where
he has been history instructor these eigh-
teen years. At night school he taught for
seven years, then was out for five, and
now is back happily twe hopel in the
Vfas that all his questioners wanted to
know? Mr. Barker was informed politely
that the interviewers asked the questions,
he, in his inimitable lashion, supplied the
answers. Welll he insinuated, he could
tell more. Let it be stated in passing that
there was not the slightest doubt as to
the veracity of that contention.
Two wiser Hreporters'l left the sanctum
ot the very individual Mr. John Barker
with one definite impression, to wit: There
are very few, it any, dull moments in a
certain history class within these noctur-
THE EYES OF THE OWL
tContinued from Page 43l
NAnd," said one of our teachers with a
dramatic wave of his arm, chere on the
wall of the cave was inscribed those
words of Omar Khayyarn.e
"In Xanader did Kubla Khan," etc.
HBeautiful," said one of his students,
Hbut didn't Coleridge write that poem?e"
Was somebody's face red?
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Those of you who couldn't understand
how Mr. Crane could be betrothed to one
girll dating another and engagement
ringing a third can now rest in peace. Our
own Miss Eleanor Leidner is all three. The
big event takes place in September.
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Have you seen the very good-looking
young man who waits for Miss Welzel
tContinued from Page 36l
He explains his meditative frown light-
ly, although we know that he is worried
about her safety tnoble manll but will not
reveal such an uncivilized emotion-that
would be de trop, one feels. HIust knit-
ting my brows," he says laconically. HUm
edropped another stitch. I'm much better
HRerninds me," she yawns tonly a wife
would yawn at this Casanova ot crimino-
logists-the feminine portion of the audi-
ence is quite bitter about it usuallyl Hme
of knitting up the Hravell'd sleeve of care"
with a bit of shut-eye, as Noel Coward or
Shakespeare or somebody has it. Com-
HNightcap," he murmurs significantly.
HA quick one." She makes a glittering
exit, with a beautiful close-up as she
turns to say!" I do hope I'll see you again,
darling. I've become quite accustomed to
your presence, in spite of everything."
Left alone, he is about to down his
Hquick one," when a tall, dapper, distin-
guished male, obviously man-about-town
and bon vivant, enters gracefully. In his
well-rnanicured hand there is held with
the essence of simple dignity a gleaming
HEvening, Van," drawls the elegant
newcomer. Ah-so our hero's name 18
Van? Our first deduction to date. HYou
will overlook the informality, my dear
Our hero raises a protesting eyebrow.
HCome, old man, don't give it a thought,
I beg of you." tThe intruder indicates that
he won't, which relieves the audience no
endl "A bit precipitate of you, but then
your impetuosity is to your intimates one
of your greatest charms, don't you know.
loin me in a nightcap?" t'l'his snatch of
repartee should demonstrate just how
delightful this sort of thing becomesj
llThonks, nor Oh, olives! Mind-l'
HDo help yourself." tThis is our hero
ogoin, in cotse you've torgottenj Hl soy,
then ycu are the, oh, yes." This always
makes sense to the audience. We know
ihort Nmurdurer" is too melodramatic and
unpleasant Ct word to be mouthed by
Sherlock's successor. uSo l have forced
you to show your hand, old boy?"
HQuite. But remember, my dear Von, I
hold the ace," waving the lethol weapon.
HAnd I get the jock-pot.,'
"And CI little Bingo on the side," says
our hero in that killing way of his. NBut
why am I laughing? Silly of me." This is
all getting pretty jolly; by this time the
spectator should be convulsed.
HWell, old son," consoles our amiable
Visitor. HYou won't be laughing much
longer, I dare say. Umebest olives I've
ever tasted. TWhere'd you get 'em?',
lll-lenryisfl obliges O. H. HBy the way,
you mode quite or good thing of poor old
Frank, eh? Power of attorney, and all that.
Not bod."' He waxes still more lightly con-
versational, llYou know, though, Harvey,
it was just Ct bit thoughtless, o toux pas,
as it were, for you to kill all the other
heirs. They were the only other suspects.
And you looked so unlike a murderer.
That's what really convinced me. But I'm
neglecting my nightcop." He raises his
gloss, slipping his other hand inconspicu-
ously into his pocket, as his wife appears
sleepily in the doorway, behind the noc-
turnal guest. Seeing the gun, she regise
ters glamorous surprise, and snaps the
light switch. In the sudden blackness
there is on immediate crash of glass, tol-
lowed by several shots, and the thud of
CI hectvy body colliding with the floor.
tThis is the funniest bit yeti
llMy angel," says our hero's still jounty
voice from the darkness. A bit of illumine
otion would be in order, what?" The light
discloses Harvey's body, in a widening
pool of blood. Our detective examines
him casually. HExtrotordinorily good shot
in the dork. Right through the heart. A
good thing it happened here, darling-
this would have ruined our rugs."
His wife's inquisitive eyes are affixed
to o red stain morring his gleaming shirt-
tront. She is stricken. HVon, don't look
He smiles charmingly. HMy night cop,
sweet," he reassures her, HWCIS tomato
juice. Sweet of you to worry, though."
With this she slides limply to the floor in
Ct bonotide taint. He turns to get some
ice-wozter ornd sees c1 hole in the wall di-
rectly behind him. HPhew," he manages,
his eyes popping. Making cm effort to
rally, he clutches at on olive futilely, and
collapses humorously on the linoleum, as
HThe End" flashes on the screen, and
none too soon at that, for our temporar-
ily unconscious friends are practically
the only characters left in the cost, and
they must be US immune from harm as
any ingenue and juvenile of the dormant
melodrama. No, it wouldn't do at all for
their light, frothy souls to be so rudely
launched into eternity. Or don't you think
Cure for toothache: Toke ct mouthful
of cold water and sit on the stove till it
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Respiration is or handy thing to know
how to do, especially if you live for from
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King Alfred conquered the Domes.
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Celo VCI sons dire: lt walks without
it it i?
Stonte litorct puppes: There stands a
litter of puppies.
Optimism is the madness of maintaina
ing that everything is right when it is
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A poet can survive everything but Ct
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We always like those who admire us;
we do not always like those whom we
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The peculiarity of prudery is to multiply
sentinels, in proportion as the fortress is
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There is only one thing in the world
worse than being talked about, and that
is not being talked about.
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The number of those who undergo the
fatigue of thinking for themselves is very
The oviotion instructor, having deliv-
ered o lecture on parachute work, con-
cluded: llAnd it it doesn't openewell, gen-
tlemen, that's what's known as Jumping
to ct conclusion'."
WIT AND WISDOM
Study without thought is vain,- thought
without study is perilous.
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Property covereth c1 multitude of woes.
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Every marriage brings trouble to at
least one mom, and it is not always the
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Democracy substitutes election by the
incompetent momy for appointment by
the corrupt few.
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The chains of wedlock are so extremely
heavy thott it takes two to carry them-
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The history of CI soldier's wound be-
guiles the pain of it.
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Cleverness in women is o virtue mis-
The chief objection to the school of eX-
perience, says c1 writer, is that you never
finish the post-groduote courses.
When you graduate from that school,
brother, your diploma is a tombstone.
You can lead a horse to water,
But you can't make him drink;
You can send a man to Congress,
But you can't make him think.
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Vocalist: "Tm going away to study sing-
Friend: HGood! How far away?"
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Pausanius: "I hear that Nero was tor-
turing the Christians again last week."
Demeter: tiSome one ought to take that
fiddle away from him."
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Teacher: "Did your father help you
with this problem?!
Willie: HNo, I got it wrong myself."
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A soldier went to his colonel and asked
for leave to go home and help his wife
with the spring housecleaning.
"I don't like to refuse you, said the
colonel, Hbut I've just received a letter
from your wife saying that you are of no
use around the house."
The soldier saluted and turned to go. At
the door he stopped:
tiCoIonei, there are two persons in this
regiment who handle the truth loosely,
and I'm one of them. I'm not married."
The class had been instructed to write
an essay on winter. One child's attempt
read as follows: HIn winter it is very cold.
Many old people die in winter, and many
birds also go to a warmer climate."
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Judge: uIt seems to me that Ihave seen
Prisoner: HYou have, your Honor; I gave
your daughter singing lessons."
Iudge: HThirty years!"
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Gushing Young Thing: Tilt was wonderu
tul of you to drop 10,000 feet in a para-
chute. Do tell me your sensation."
Bored Aviator: TiOh-er-it was just a kind
of sinking feeling."
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A man who was motoring along a coun-
try road offered a stranger a lift. The
stranger accepted. Shortly afterward the
motorist noticed that his watch was miss-
Whipping out a revolver which he hap-
pened to be carrying, he dug it into the
other man's ribs and exclaimed: "Hand
over that watch!"
The stranger meekiy complied before
allowing himself to be booted out of the
car. When the motorist returned home he
was greeted by his wife.
HHow did you get on without your
watch?" she asked, HI suppose you know
you left it on your dressing table?"
USO you think you would be a suitable
valet for me," said the old man to the
applicant. "I must remind you that I'm
pretty much of a wreck. I have a glass
eye, a cork leg, an artificial arm that
needs looking after, not to mention a wig
and false teeth."
"That would be all right, sir," respond-
ed the other. llI've had plenty of practice.
You see, I once worked in the assembly-
room of a big motor concern."
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Housewife: "I don't like the looks of
Storekeeper: "Well, it you want looks,
why don't you buy a goldfish?"
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Second-hand car salesman Ion maI
groundl: "This car is sound in every part."
Prospective buyer: HSo I hear."
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llI-low soon shall I know anything after
I come out of the anesthetic?"
HWell, that's expecting a lot from an
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The attorney shook his head.
NMy dear man," he said, llthere are
hundreds of ways of making money, but
only one that's honest."
The banker looked puzzled
llWhat's that?" he asked.
","Ah smiled the other, HI thought you
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Landlady; "A professor formerly occup-
ied this room, sir. He invented an explo-
New Boomer: HAh, I suppose those spots
on the ceiling are the explosive."
Landlady: llNo, they're the professor.
Witness tin English courtl: nThe shock
caused my wife to go off into asterisks."
"k "k 9:
Mother Itelling story of Sleeping Beau-
tyl: HSo the maid did not dust, the coach-
man did not take out his carriage, the
cook did not make the bed, everything
was at a standstill?
Willie laged 4y; HI know, Mom, a gen-
it 1: i:
A well-known attorney was always lec-
turing his office boy, whether he needed
it or not. One day he chanced to hear
the following conversation between the
boy and the one employed next door?
HHow much does your chief pay you?"
asked the latter.
"I get $1500 a year. Five dollars a week
in cash, and the rest in legal advice!"
i: i: 9:
The difference between air and water
is that air can be made wetter, but water
i: 9: 5?
There are many heroes in ancient in-
5? SE 9:
It a person marries and has a father
who has a child, this child is niece to the
it i: 1:
Georgia was founded by people who
had been executed.
9: 5! 9:
To prevent head colds use an agonizer
to spray nose until it drops into your
UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE
All! Classes Are For ATM And H70711011
Approved by the Maryland State Board of Education
Recognized by the State Law and Accountancy eCRAQ Examiners
SCHOOL OF LAW
hSessions Begin Thursday. September 14, 193$
LLB, Degree awarded to those with a High School Education 01' the
Equivalent upon Completion of the Three-Years Evening Course
egtlalifnes for Maryland and Other State Bar Examinationsh
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
1 EVENING DIVlSION -- DAY DIVISION
F07 Badwlork Degree or Ccrhfrafc 0f Proficimwy:
GENERAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONeCOMMERClAL TEACHERS, TRAINING
BANKING, FINANCE, AND lNSURANCEV-ACADEMIC STUDIES
SECRETARIAL SCIENCE e SOCIAL SCIENCES
JOURNALISM, MEMHANDISING, ADVERTISING- AND SALESMANSHIP
Accountancy UVm CPA. Qualifications of Maryland and Other Statesh
Special individual subjects or 21 full course may he taken in the
General and Vomlz'onal Cauhtws for Title of hAxsmeiale 1'12 Arfs" eAeAJ
Traz'zzmg for 50m1-Pr0f0551'01ml Ownpatimzs
Three Vcam Evening School
AN EVENING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE IS ELIGIBLE TO MATRICULATE'.
AS A CANDIDATE FOR A "DEGREE," A "TITLE." OR "CERTIFICATE"
LOW TFJTIONWe CONVENIENT TERMS
Sessions Begin Wchncsday, September 27. 1939
Registrations are Now Being Accepted
OFFICE HOLTRSeme 9 A.Rl. to 9 PM. Monday to Friday
:me 9 AM. to 3 PM. Saturday
Send for a Catalogue and the Vocational Guide
UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE
847 North Howard Street Telephone Vernon 6095
THE ARUNDEL CORPORATION
Dredging - Construction - Engineering
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FOR YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN
Strayer College of Accounting Mt. Vernon School of Law
Executive Positions 4 years-B night Ci week, providing
CI thorough course with less physical
Preparing for the CPA. and Preparing for the Bar and Business:
Ddy-Z years, Diploma
Night 3 years, Diploma strain and at a smaller financial cost.
For Catalog write. call or phone Plaza 5626
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Phone, SOuth 2530
Printers and Publishers
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Walter E. Sanders
for the 1939 OWL
2404 AILSA AVENUE
Relax at our soda fountain before
and after school
CAR TOKENS - SCHOOL SUPPLIES
CIGARETTES AND MAGAZINES
KIRK AVENUE and
When your in
a hurry. shop at
KOHN 6: CO.
'IUST CALL CALVERT 1166
Give CI gift with ex SCHOOL SEAL
JOHN TROCKENBROT CO,
310 N. PACA STREET
COLLEGE, SCHOOL, LODGE, CLUB PINS
RINGS. MEDALS AND BUCKLES
Attractive selection on display
EVENING HIGH SCHOOL IEWELRY
Banquet Favors - Trophies
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