Fifth Avenue High School - Archer Yearbook (Pittsburgh, PA)
- Class of 1921
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Let Us Help You a
VVe offer many helps and facilities to thrifty people.
Our Christmas, Purpose and Bond Clubs have done a great
deal to encourage systematic saving.
VVe furnish, without charge, a little POCKET SAFE in
which coins may be slipped from time to tinieg also a HOME
BANK which many people have found very helpful.
We pay 4176! on savings accounts and ZW on checking
Our United States lloncl Department accepts Bonds for safe-
keeping without charge, pays the highest market price for
Liberty and Victory Bonds and gives full information in re-
gard to the various issues.
All Languages Spoken in our
Foreign and Steamship Department
THE UNION SAVINGS BANK
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The Secretarial Training School
43 years in the downtown district
10 years in the Bessemer Building
'DELIG HTFUL NEW LOCATION
3439 Fifth Avenue-Oakland
Shorthand Secretarial Bookkeeping
Typewriting Office Practice
DAY AND EVENING SESSIONS
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A Quarter nf a Glrninrg Agn
How WOL1ld you have liked to attend school at Fifth at its opening
twenty-five years ago this month? Or if that were not possible, how would
like to look back to that period and watch its early life? It is a scfientific
fam' ihat, owing to the velocity of light-136,000 miles per second-if 3
person were on a star, say about a billion miles away, he could, by looking
down on our earth, see what was happening there several hundred years
ago, since it would take that long for the light from the earth to reach him.
1Vell, then, suppose we were on a star at some distance away, so that we
could watch the happenings on our earth a quarter of a century ago? Since
it can be done iso we thinky let us put the telescope to our eye and look in
the direction of the earth.
On December 10, 1895, the Central Board of Education enters into
the focus of the lens. XVe can watch them discuss the plans for a new high
school, and then decide to lease a lot on Fifth Avenue on the site of the
market house. They lease the lot-200 feet front and 120 feet on the side-
for a term of 99 years in consideration of one dollar.
Wie notice nothing of importance until March 13, 1894 when Mr. Edward
Stotz is selected as the architect. lt is not until another meeting that we
see the board adopt his plans.
On July 24, 189-l, the XVilson Construction Co. receives the job of erect-
ing the school building, which they formally turn over to the board May 12.
At the formal turning over of the building we can read editorials in the
newspapers to the effect that this building was erected at a cost of 37,500
below the original estimate. Everyone is praising this efficiency. Follow-
ing this outburst of favorable comment, we see through our glass architects
and other notables, from all over the country, view the wonderful building-
the last word in modern school structures.
Bring the telescope nearer to your eye, for we are going to get thg first
glimpse of the interior of the school. XYe,see that everything in the build-
ing is modern, efficient, and beautiful. Starting from the basement, we see
that Fifth is the first school in Pittsburgh in which the air is washed before
it is sent into the rooms. Wlithin the space that now constitutes the ma-
chine shops, is located the supplies for all the city schools. Coming to the
first floor, where are now the shop and drawing rooms, there are five rooms
used as a training school. Here is adequate accommodations for over two
hundred small children, who are taught two weeks by each girl of the nor-
mal department, who is in her last year. XX'here are now the cooking and the
sewing rooms, we see the offices of the lloard of Education. They use the
Special gnu-ance, which is beside the main one Know removedfl The two
upper floors are occupied by the normal department, the rest by the com'-
Let us now point the telescope on the personnel of the school. First
of all, we see Mr. C. B. Xkood, director of the three city high schools lFifth,
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Central- alld SOUUUZ Mr. Samuel D. Everhart, principal of the normal CW'
Paffment. Turning to the High School Journal, put out by the three high
SC110O1s. lwhich, by the way also began its career this yearl, we notice ftlllfll-lg
the faculty of Central High, the following teachers: Dr. Qgden, Bliss
Lewis, Miss lloskinson, Miss Dougherty, Miss Xxiffldlllilll, fklrs. Tfillllllflflhlv
Mr. Burtner, and Mr, Rynearson. rNow don't attempt to calculate their
ages, or welll turn the telescope away.J .-Xmong those who came to Fifth
during the first year are Miss Dougherty, Mr. Ogden, Miss Moore, Mf-
fi. T. Stahl tdeceasedl. and Klr. McDonald lcustodianfl The number of
Students during the first year is nearly 'JOO Know 13003 1 and those who thlllk
that 150 is a large graduating class. ought to note that at the end of the first
year fgraduations were held every -lunel 96 were graduated from Fifth.
Let us concentrate our trusty telescope on the students themselves. AS
we noticed before, the school is divided into parts, the commercial students
and the normal. Neither group mingles or interferes with the other. They
occupy separate rooms, and even separate floors. They use separate en-
trances and exits. They use separate stairways-the normals using the east
stairway and the commercials, the west. The incoming normals hear of the
stringent rules which should govern their actions, such as receiving four
demerits for speaking to a commercial boy, and a greater number for being
seen on their floor. fklow would you like this now, girls?l Neither can
they meet or mingle during the lunch period, for everyone eats his lunch
in his respective room. 4The present lunch room is only about eight years
Suppose we watch a typical day. The students begin work at nine
o'clock, :Xt the end of each period twhich lasted one hourij they assemble
themselves in single file and march, as a whole body, to the next room. Re-
garding the file, the students march in the order of their average in scholar-
ship, i. e., the student making the highest average in a room, marches at the
head of the line, and so on down to the last. Instead of the students of one
room dispersing in all directions as they do now, each class as a whole marches
to the next room, there being no elective system of studies. Of course OLII'
method is more democratic: but you must admit that there was order in the
halls during intermission. .-Xgain, instead of having an honor roll, we can
see posted on the walls of the hall, the averages of each student in the school,
lNew averages appear monthly.J School dismisses at 2:30.
Those who are hoping that some day Fifth will have a gymnasium. can
perhaps be encouraged t?l by noting that the first students also noticed the
lack of one. Since the space on the fourth floor fnow occupied bv Miss Delo
and Mr. lionhaml is merely an unfinished attic, the lloard tif Education con-
gidel-5 equipping it as a gymnasium, but since the cost would be S5,0U0- mm,
drop the matter temporarily Nj. 4
Do you think you have hard subjects to master now? U0 you notice,
through the glass, that EVERYONE has to take algebra and geometry? And
also elocution? Do you notice that besides teaching physics and physiogra-
phy, Dr, Ogden teaches also geology and astronomy? That room t-lOOj that
we now use for a study room, or for orchestra rehearsal, or for assembly, is
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used exclusively as a lecture room, for the science classes. You see now why
the seats have a broad right arm? lt makes it convenient for the students to
take notes. See that space which is now occupied by the lantern? That is
Doc's office. and room 407 is used for laboratory work only. The chemical
and physical laboratories reflect credit upon Doc, who planned them. Doc,
as you see, is also active in other lines. He organizes the Orthochrys Liter-
ary Society. and is guardian of it for about twelve years.
Do you notice how the students are classified? They are not called Us
lO's, ll's, or lZ's. but D's, Cs, ll's, or A's. You students, who fear an easy
test once in awhile, don you see why these normal and commercial students
fail to receive their diplomas? XVell, their average for the final "exam" is
below SO per cent and 75 per cent respectively.
Where were the commencement exercises held? Turn your telescope
on Carnegie Music Hall. Notice that out of ten speakers on the program.
eight represent the academic students and two the normal. Xlihy no com-
mercials? Only the academics completed a full four-year term and so they
were privileged to have eight speakers. The normals with a three-year term
could have two representatives: but since the commercials just attended two
years, they were not represented. fXN'ouldn't these academics have been more
considerate had they but known that the most successful present bankers,
and about seventy per cent of the present teachers of Pittsburgh were gradu-
ated from Fifth?ij
One last look. See that goose-pond across the street? That is where
the boys now buy their pastry during the lunch period.
Let us now lay aside our kind telescope, come down to earth, and reflect
over our own school life. Abi? GYOClHCF-
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film' rltwfr, Misses Speer-:A Mcliffc, Mrs. Bowman, Mi-:ses Lnosv, Hoskirvscm, Dclo. Schrzumn, Reim-cl-cv, jones, Lewis. Naughton, Mcfnrly. I .
IWW H"'4"'4 MV- BUFIIICIZ Mr. 'l'hrmmps0n Miss Innes, Mr, Rvasffr, Miss XYOUIUI, McMullen, Eggers, Douglwrty, Mr. Zofrk, Miss Fulton, Mrs. Hmmiiuii. Nh
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Benjamin Wlalcl, President
Harold Goldstein Vice President Albert Golomb, Treasurer
Cecil Schwartz. Secretary Morris Greenburg- Reporter
Ruth Soltz. Social Chairman
George Smith 4
Abraham Banchek Cecil Schwartz
Hilda XN'uerthele. Chairman
Ruth Soltz, Chairman
Esther Hurwiclc, Chairman
Class Flower-Sweet Pea
Samuel Horvitz, Chairman
-lerome Gelman, Chairman
Ben Kahn, Chairman
Royal Purple and Old Gold
Class Motto-No Victory llfithout Labor
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EDNVAR D RYNEARSON
MARGARET A, MCCLENAHAN
FRED G. MASTERS
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Lfontained herein is the concrete expression of ourgno, not good wishes,
for they are more than that-our dreams for the Alina Mater from which
we are about to depart. It is our sincere hope that this abstract thing we
have to offer, Fifth, this very outpouring of our feeling for you, will be 21
lasting memorial to our class.
First, then, we desire for you the best school magazine of its kind-
a magazine super-excellent in all its departments, teeming with new ideaS,
efficiently managed by staffs to come, supported by and representative of
the entire school-in short, the "Life" of Fifth. Wie have struggled hard.
and, if any poor degree of success be accorded our "Life," we communicate
the wish that it may be duplicated for future magazines a hundred-fold.
Secondly, we want a 'tradition firmly established among colleges and busi-
ness firms that your graduates are thoroughly equipped, that they are ear-
nest, ambitious, conscientious workers, and men and women of sterling char-
acter. XYe can strive to bring this dream to at least partial realization.
This tradition will lead to a demand for your graduates, which will gradually
react to your credit.
Our third wish is that you m-ay maintain that prowess in athletics 'which
it has been our good fortune to see you achieve in our short sojourn here.
May this prowess be extended to all athletic activities in which you engage
rather than be confined to those in which you were recently so successful.
And what is more important still, ma yyour name aways suggest the highest
type of sportmanship wherever it is heard.
For your clubs and activities, Fifth, we desire a roseate outlook and a
more comprehensive scope of activity. To the Honor Society that is to be,
especially do we dedicate our hope that it may create greater enthusiasm for
things intellectual-vitalize, as it were, that part of your life which makes for
real intellectual fibre.
Increased efficiency and a clarified vision of its tremendous possibilitieg
in forming that public opinion by which conduct can be controlledgthese are
our wishes for the Student Government which has accomplished so much in
its short life.
In general, Fifth, we dream of higher standards of scholarship, 21 greater
sincerity of manliness and womanliness among the student body, as well as
sufficient renumeration and encouragement for the faculty to enable them to
devote their best efforts to you.
And, finally, in passing, we leave a serious wish that that subject of so
much amusement-the prospective gymnasiumfmay be bestou ed upon you
within the reign of the next senior class. Hilda yvuerthele
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THE SENSELESS CENSUS
The Morning After
ln days of old
10 after 13
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Before you were
On his birthday
Advent of short
You never can tell
l can't remember
At break of day
April Fool's Day
March 17 2809
The night hefore
XVhen a Freshie
During the panic
You'll never know
ln his third year
Red hair in style
Jn time of peace
During the war
YVhen brains were
The eleventh hour
fNVho will ask?J
XVhen Cicero died
Tust in time
Friday the 13th
St. l'atrick's Day
STATE EXCUSE FOR DREAM
Still growing Getting fat AIYOHO
Palestine ltlaking biscuits T0 ,Cook
Hopeful To he found out Bazimova
Sryxgzngg-ting ?gilrQnnng suit emperor
Declamatory To lie heard fxg'-1'lf,1ia
Studious Cicero I Lilrfl'f'a V U H
Joyous The Ulymi ie A Gronn P
Rolling Swallowing Get Smut
Happiness Reducing GC! Ulm h
Unnecessary Bolilied Hair Eat cn0ug
"Ice" land "XVillie" Hucltster
Sleepy Economics To wake 1113
Outlining Halleclfs I A Graduate
Tilanscrtibing Mr. Martindill Read his note
"Forward"-ness The "Belles" WTZUOP Nhikeesiport
Toff Monocle Plckfocket
Expostulating Detention Room Bc earlY 41
Romping Getting Money PCClCllS DCYNI15
joking The time 'av' Blackelifmder
Musical Class play try-out Footlighfff
Talking The girls Marrv one-
Screeching Making noise Galli' Curci
Vampish - XVork To live on
Shuffling feetj Taxics Own, 3 T?-UCSD'
Arguing Zoology LIISSTOUHTY .
Aesthetic Acting Butcherfs wife
Playful Enjoy life BOlSl'li:V1SC
Baby-ish French heels To bc. be 4 feet
Pouring forth Debates Sell fish
Dernure Spit Cllfll Rl4V3lS
Rolling eyes Oakland Trish Republic
Exasperated Flivver Self-starter
Senatress 211 XVashe-rwoman
Sirnplficity Lou Barber
Dinfing The "boat" Farmers wife
Garrulous Bookkeeping Mayor of Swissvalc
NYhen meat was liighllegenerating
One month later
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During the flood
The reign of terror
Last of the tribe
12:00 A, M, or
First st-wing ma-
Herself R Bobbie
"Tell him kid"
Tom- Dick K Harr
A. P. Moore
She should worry
Free the Trish
XVm. J. Bryan
Travel with circus
Become a Tildcn
Fountain of youth
Smoke in peace
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THE SENSELESS CENSUS
Maurice Rosenb rg
1Youltln't tell us
ln days of Diana
ln sweet Septemb
Last tlay of june
Four years ago
ln the future
End oi a perfect
February 29, 1919
The time ol
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May june 34
Two X Three
6 months ago
July 1, 1920
XVhen on the world
Apple blossom tim
Dec. 32 1902
Henrietta Strauehler Commencement
A. D. S.
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R year old
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I.ank X leany
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Left it in Afghan
Human question rr
D R E A M
Todos les femmes
Wtclc in school
Be his valentine
Get an "ad"
Become a pitcher
2 pound minnow
One field goal
llrive the "Hun"
Name in print
60 worls per
Pick and shovel
His own boss
A little older
Harold Valentine Sometime Perfect blank Pink slip Shave and-
Isadore Vtfachs Iuly ZS, 1924 XVeighty matter XVrestling Slim Jim
Ben XValcl May Day lreland . Gestures Rebuttal
Bessie Weiss Confidential Perpetual motion Flokwer barrel Phrenologist
Marguerite WenzlikMaytime Posing Smiles Ticketseller
Isadore XYolf Iune '21 Tattt-rs Shoes Diploma
Hilda VVuerthelc February 14 Dormant Uocsn't need any Class book
Isadore VVulfson April 1 1Vuathervain Fashion plate Garbage man
Morris Young Saturday a wcek Broke Simplicity Pedcllcr
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"Green Stockings" bv A, E. XY. Mason was produced on -Iune Sth Ht the
Schenley High School auditorium. Every one pronounced it Q decided suc-
WFS- Miss Naughteon, the coach. is rceiving congratulations on all SiClCS.
'KA play above the average" is the term applied to "Green Stockings" by
the faculty, lt has a high moral standard, yet it is intensely interesting and
humorous-not the obvious humor of well-known farces, but subtle humor,
brought out only by good acting,
The plot revolves around Celia,
has alreadv worn llireen Stockings twice, in compliance with the old country'
the eldest of the "four Faraday girls." She
custom which requires an elder sister to wear green stockings at her younger
sister's wedding, if she allowed the younger sister to marry imc-fore her. She
is now threatened with being forced to wear them a third time at the youngest
To escape the embarrassment, Celia invents a fiance. gives him the i1n-
possible name-"john Smith," and promotes him to the rank of "colonel" of
one of the African regiments. From this time on, things changed for Celia.
XYhere before Celia had waited on the entire household. all now wait on Celia,
for she is now engaged.
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Through the entire play, Aunt Ida has heen her sole confidante, and with
the Aunt's help, Celia places a notice in the paper to the effect that "Colonel
Smith" died of wounds in Somaliland.
But Smith did not want to die. llc called at the Faraday residence soon
after the announcement of his death, and despite her efforts to the contrary,
Celia falls in love with him.
Admiral Grice .....,
Wlilliani Farraday... ,,,..
Colonel Smith. .,..,..
Robert Tarver ,...,
Henry Steele ...,i., . .
James Raleigh ,,.....,..,
Martin .,.., - ,..,.,,,,. .. .
Celia Faraday ...... M...
Madge ...,.... . .
Evelyn ,,,., ,.
Aunt Ida ..........
llis Voice in the Cellars...
He Can Live at the Club.....,, . ,,,..,,.. Ben Wlald
For Once a Soldier Satisfied-.. .,4,,,-,,,A,,,,,,,, ,Sam HOYVWZ
Brainless Young Lover...
.. ...... Sees a Change in Celia ..... . AUKA
...alle Drives a Motor Care...
The Family Servant. .....,... ..
,. . She Pays the Price ............ . .Ruth Sternfff
. ...i.,llarried, That's All... ...... ,. .,,., .Anna Brown
...... .. More Than Married ..,....... ...,.. ,,..... ................ A l i C6 CCH
.-.Ns Much Brains as Tarver......,.........Stella Daugherty
............Sl1e Kept a Secret.r..,........ r................Faf1Y1yBaem
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Class Plays, A,., ,A,,,,...... X Vednesdny. .Tune 8
btunt Day ,...,A..,.,,,.,,,.,,,,,,A,A,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,A,,,,,, I Triday, june l7
Farewell Reception ,,Y,,A AA,, , ,,,,,.,.,,,,,.A. I friday, Tune l7
llwut Excursion .......,..,..,,, ,,,,A, ,A,,,,, 'I ' ut-sclny, june 23
C0lllll1CIlCC111PI1'1t ,..A, L., A ,,,.,,A,,,,,, Thursday, june 30
Flags at Fliifih Qvrvntlg
Kluch Ado-About Journal Ads
The Tempest-Qur Class Play
House of Bondage-Any Class Room
XYithin the Law-Over the Threshold before the Bell
School for Scandal-Senior Lunch Table
Nothing but the Truth-The XVrite-ups
The lXIob+Class Play Try-ouits
In Walked Jimmy-Third Period in Room 210
The Sleeping Car-f"The Schoolieu
The Bogie Man-Mr. Baird
The Skin Game-Mr. Spanabel's Dollar Contest
Stop Thief!-The Senior's Taking Ways
Wfhat Everywoman Knows-The Power of a Powder Puli
As You Like It-Your Picture
Man and Superman-Grodner and Wfachs
The Land of Heart's Desire--Alumniville
The Amazons-The Leaders' Corps
Justice-W'hat Seniors Don't Receive
Joy-The Coming of a jewish Holiday
The Man of Destiny-Mr. Rynearson
Merchant of Venice-Our Business-Manager
Playboy of the jVes-tern XYorld-Our Editor-in-Chief
A King and No King-Our President
Midsummer Night's Dream-Boat Excursion
To Have and To Hold-Diplomas
All's XVell That Ends XVell-Class June '21
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-SN, B, Cla.v.s Play Can.
"I give this heavy weight from my head,
And this unwieldy sceptre from my hand.
The pride of kingly sway from out my heart,
VVith mine own tears I wash away my value,
VVith mine own hands I give away my crown."
write, and do. In fact, he has surpassed us all.
Clasr fire President, Debating Team, '19, '20, '21,
Baseball, Tennis, CCaplnin, '2OJ, D, L. S.-Sei. B,
lPre,videntl, Clan Play Cast.
'.VVhat means this passionate discourse,
This peroration with such circumstance?"
That's only Harold giving one of his lustrous
speeches, at which he is a second Edward Everett.
Some time in the future we will have to pay to hear
Harold, but even then, it will be a pleasure,
' Class Serretary. Honor, Student Senate, Commer-
Ual Club tPre.vidsntl.
. "The pink of perfection" is Cecil. tTherels nothing
.ln a namej. A few things we have noticed about
Cecil: he makes high marks, he is a wonder in book-
keeping, and everybody likes him.
Commcnrfmrnt Spenker, Higlleff Honor, Clan'
Tfenrzzrfli. Life "Athletics" Editor, Class Book Com-
rmltee, Pill Literary Contest, '20, '21, Math. Club, D.
L. S.-Str, B.
"A little learning is a dangerous thingf'
Wfhich is why Albert has set out to learn a whole
lot, This is the result: First, an A-1 Student, last,
solid with all the fellows.
Social Chairman, Sfwirnrniny '20, '21, Friendxbip
Club, Leaders' Corps, D. L. S.-Snr, B.
One mo1'al's plain, without more fuss,
Man's social happiness all rest on us."
It is after this manner that Ruthie addresses her
social committee. To her sheer hard work the success
of all our good times has been due. And can she dance?
Inquire of Sherry.
Class Przufidfnt, Commenfzrmnd Sffdkgr' Honor,
' Dfboting Team, Debating Club, CPrrs1de1ztJ, D- L. S.
Aside from this, he fan conduct a meeting, debate, act,
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Class Reporter Debating Team, Clam Book Corn-
ittee Student Cabznet Pitt Lilerary Contest ,
The first thing we do let's kill all the lawyers."
But Morris doesn't agree with that. He can argue
aw convincingly, wittingly, quietly, dominantly. But
'I' , Y V ' .
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ie does efverytlzing that way. Here's luck!
"You towers, whose wanton tops do touch the clouds."
He may be rather tall, but he has a wide heart.
CHow's the weather up thereij Bu.t always busy, wast-
ing no time, ask any teacher if that's not so.
Friendxlzip Club, Cornmerfial Club, Leaderx' Corfu.
Lillie is the girl who doesn't say much most of the
time, but you should see her and hear her in Household
Management class. If you want to know why the
teachers like her, watch them consume her dainties ut
the teachers' luncheons,
Class Flofwer Committee, Friendsliip Club.
In these days of neglected scholarship, a girl who
works earnestly and conscientiously like Rebecca is in-
deed rare. She gets results, too. Then the combination
of brown hair, brown eyes, and overflowing wit that
are Rebecca's belie the reserve apparent at the first
D, L. S.-Sec. fl, Debating Club, Class Play Com-
mittee, Swimming, Track, Football, '21,
"I never saw so many shocking hats in all my life."
Julius is a hatter, one of the best, of course. Never
mind, he is one of our best swimmers. An all-round
Class Swimmer CChampionl
D. L. S.-Ser. rl, Social Comfnitirr.
VVhen Maurfce turned heartbreaker. the girls juni
:ighed, for fwbn could resist raven locks 21 la Padefeyw'
ski, jack Barrymore eyes. and the manner Of 21 SPHHISHP'
cavalier? Peale-Maurice is .mmf actor.
D, L. S.-Ser. H. Cnmmercial Club, Class Play
Cart. Clan lllotto Commiitee.
"VVe call it only pretty Fannie's way."
Fan the 'rl with a sweet motherlv voice, acifles us
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and chases away our worries. Her hair has a marcelle
naturelle that, is the envy of us all. fMeaning glrlsl.
XVatch Aunt Ida in the Class Play!
Honor, lllnfb Club, Clzux lllutlo Committee,
"Rashness brings success to few, misfortune to many."
Abe works steadily, if slowly, along. Conservative to
the Final degree. But did you ever miss his name on
the Honor Roll?
Lfadfrr' Cnrpx, Clan Ilflutto Committee.
If you desire to hear Anna wax eloquent, converse
with her on-no, not boys, books. She it is who occaw
sions the "run" on the Carnegie library when we
hasten thitherward, with a book report due next day.
Have you heard her in English? '
.Until Club, Honnr.
"Good talkers ar l
" V e ony found in Paris-"
And Pittsburgh. If you hear a stern, stentorian, sen-
atorial, sensible voice, that's Herman's. But he talks
more than for the sake of talking does Herman.
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"XVe must laugh before we are happy, for fear We
may dig before we laugh at all,"
'l'hat's why Maurice is continually smiling and happy.
But quietly, You understand, he does everything quietly!
and he's always busy.
Lfadvrr' Cnrpr, Friendship uf
miltff, Swimming, I'r1lley Ball.
A bobbed-hair source of mischief she,
NVherever she is, we like to be,
For she provokes just lots of fung
Small wonder all our hearts she's won.
Cl I, Clan Color Com-
"That inward eye, which is the bliss of solitude."
Louis uses that eye very often, for he keeps his worthy
thoughts to himself. But, always smiling, and always a
star in basketball,
"One leg, as if suspicious of his brother, desirous
seems to run away from the other," E
Izzy's feet don't behave right in school. It seems the
inactivity palls upon him, and he is one of the most
C0111fflL'ffill1 Club. D. L. S.-Src, B, Leaders' Cnrpr,
Class Play Can,
"In listening mood she seem'd to stand."
According to Beatrice Fairfax, Anna has achieved
the Hrst requisite of popularity, she is a good listener.
VVl1en anything goes wrong or when things are going
gloriously right, we confide in Anna, who dons her
"listening mood." Anna has never-to-be-forgotten mem-
ories of Montefiore Hall.
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"For a man seldom thinks with more earnestness than
he does of his dinner."
VVhich accounts for it, Will, Martindill's particular
pal is' a typist of ability. Quiet, doesn't say much, but
keeps on doing his work of Shipper at Kaufmann's, V
Baskellmll '19, '20, '21, Football, '18, '199 '20.
"The enormous faith of many made for one."
The students of F. A. H, S, are the many, he's the
one, W'e think he's a wonder athlete. Our faith in
him to win basketball, football. and all other games,
seems to be well founded.
Honor, Clan Book Commiltevl, Illatlz Club.
"And torture one poor word ten thousand ways."
Can VVilliam. Can speak as well as he can do every-
thing else, which is not astonishing, we sort of expected
it of VVill, in the first place. He lived up to expecta-
tions. Anyone will tell you that.
Sfu.-imming, '20, '21, Football. '20.
"Better a bad excuse, than none at allfl
An extraordinary football guard, but he positively
dislikes to come in before 8:40. VVe know him for his
quiet manner of making friends and the Way he works
in things in whih he is interested Cfootball, machine
D, L, S.-Ser, B, Class Play Committee. Social Com-
mififf. Lradrrr' Corps.
Pearl's the girl with loads of "pep",
That's why she's 12-3's social rep:
She dances, looks pretty, and generally shines,
And is always foremost in all our good times.
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Commercial Club, D, L. S.-Sec. fl.
'AGreat souls by instinct to each other turn
Demand alliance, and in friendship burn."
Virg and Frank: A peach of a pair. Virg could do
wonders, but with Frank's help, look out! A plodder.
. i'Her voice so sweet, her words so fair,
As some soft chime had stroked the airf'
Some da in the future, we shall gaze on Addie,
separated from us by the footlights. Her beautifull
' ' ld her
voice, abetted by her ability to dance, shou carry
far toward fame. She also plays the piano.
"'Tis the voice of the sluggard, I hear him complain,
you've waked me too soon, ' "'
Dan likes to sleep. But somehow or other, he always
ets here in time When we see Dan tearing up the
steps, we hurry, too, for we know "it is getting late.
I must slumber again.
Honor D. L. S.-Ser. fl, Class Book Committee,
"Those happy smilets that play'd on her ripe lips."
You may know her as an exceptional student, a
charming singer, a model typist, or a cracker-jack
dancer, but we know and like her as a gloom chaser,
an outimistic darling.
Higlz Honor, Mail: Club, D. L, S.-Sec. A, CPre.ci-
dentl, Clan Book Committee,
About judge we must maintain a most discreet sil-
ence, for everybody's looking. Cnolidentially, we may
say, that although judge, the versatile, can conduct a
1 Literary Society meeting, devour shorthand, serve punch,
and debate, he's at his best when he is "list one of the
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Commerrial Club, Clan Flofwn Comrnitlee.
A smile, then a g'ggle, then a laugh outright 1
VVill tell us Lil is near, though she may not be in sightg
'VVith her ear alert for mischief, and her bright eyes
She romps along quite gailyg but her work is always
'AA face with gladness overspread!
Soft smiles, by human kindness bred!" "
"Lizzie", with her never-failing good humor, has
proved an inexhaustfble supply of comfort, optimism,
outside-reading books, and 'most everything for the
girls in the commercial class. Do you wonder that they
all like her so well?
D, L. S,-Sec. nl, Class Book Committee, Leaders'
Corps, Friendship Cl11l1,'Clz1.v.f Play Cart, Pit! Literary
Context ,21. 3
A clever young lady,
VVho is witty and bright,
She writes stores and poems,-
A literary light.
And have you noticed that this blue-eyed coleen writes
love stories largely? How she coquettes in the class
play, as a charming widow!
COLLER, LEIB- '
fl never thrust my nose into other men's porridge,
It is no bread and butter of mine. Every man for him-
self and God for us all."
So says Lou. But he'll never refuse anybody any
help in his power. At least, he never has. Quiet, con-
servative, purposeful, set and earnest,
Leaderx' Corfu, Clam Play Committee.
"And from that luckless hour, this tyrant fair
Has led and turned him by a single hair."
First of all, Min is not a baby vamp fshe saysl.
She just bobbed her hair to be comfortable, as we all
did. WVhy, she'd ruther be a great actress than lavish
her talent on any mere man.
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Ilzglz Honor lllutlf Clull, Debating Club, Clan Play
ummzttar' Pitt Lzlerary Context, '19, 20. '21.
"How many worthy men have we seen survive their
VVilliam's one of them, for he's there with the
' d " Fine in English excellent in Math, splendid
goo s . ,
n Languages, wonderful in Science-what more can we
D. L. S.-Ser. B, Frimdslzip Club, Laaderx' Corps.
VVell-named was this dark-eyed maiden,
For Bertha means beautiful, brightg
'Her friendship reminds one of sunbeams,
Diffusing their radiant light.
"I-Ie's of stature somewhat low. Your hero always
should be tall, you know."
Henry's a hero, anyway. For he's the one fine excep-
tion that proves the rule. Never excited, never wor-
ried, never unprepared-but isn't that enough?
D, L. S,-Ser, A, Leuderx' Corps.
To make one's inlluence subtly felt without being bois-
terous-that is an accomplishment and an accomplish-
ment which Lucy has achieved. The quiet observer in
a noisy crowd, perhaps-but when work is to be done,
count on Lucy. VVe dinna ken if Knoxville could yield
us sich anither,
DAVIES, ADA MAY-
D, L. S.-Ser. B, Student Senate, Leaders' Corp,-,
Friendxlzip Club, Class Moito Committee.
As a senatress, Ada May is ideal. Although she's
entirely impartial, of course, she is rather lenient to vic-
tims of the Pittsburgh Railways Company, QShg Some.
times travels on late cars herself, y'know.j She plies
the needle like a veteran, too,
Clas: Play Committee, Social Committee. '
A terrible commotion in the auditorium! Police!
Help! Murder! "Oh, calm yourself, whats the mat'
ter?" A still, sad, voice in the distance:
"Like a dull actor, I have forgot my Part, and I am out,
Even to a full disgrace."
Oh, that's all right, Bill.
D, L. S,-Ser. B, Social Committee, Leaders' Corpr,
"Divinely tall, and most divinely fair."
Lois, another of the "Hazelwood wits," is an accom-
plished miss who can do anything from decorating for
a social to flashing 'a 'lwicked eye." For pastime, She
dances and "be's" fickle.
"Cupid's a knavish lad thus to make poor fellows mad."
John's in love with someone, and he won't tell us who
she is lalthough we can guessl Discretion is the better
part of valor.
Honor, D, L. S.-Ser. ,-1. "Life" Pefxonalsr Editor,
Clays Book Committee, Leaders' Corp, Friendxblp Club,
Claw Play Carl.
"A little, pretty, witty, charming darling she."
Take "oodles" of popularity, quantities of brains, Il
parcel of wit, mix and sift well and season with "gin-
ger"-and you almost have our Stella, the auburn-
haired colleen from Hazelwood,
Mall: Club, D, L. ..S. -Ser. fl, Class Illotto
XVl1en Gwen laughs, everyones merriment becomes
unbotinded, whether the scene be classroom or social, so
infectious is her laughter, CAlso her gigglesj Among
llCl"POSSSSSlClIlS are I1 well-developed sense of humor,
:1 high ranking in scholarship, a desire to sit on one
f00f. 111111 fl peculiar liking for something or someone
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Clars Color Comrnittee.
"Beauty,s ensign is crimson in thy lips and in thy
A cherished addition to our family '
Is this recl-cheeked, bright-eyed maid,
She came to us from Waynesburg High,
And we're glad with us she stayed,
Higlz Honor, "Life" Brzsinexr Manager, Math Club,
D. L, S,-Set. B, Class Book Committee, Pitt Literary
Context, '20, '21, "Sun" Reporter.
"Since brevity is the soul of wit, and tediousness the
limbs and outward Hourishes, I will he brieff'
Thus Vic starts. His name is always on the Honor
Roll. Though he works as hard as anyone in the
school, he will have his little joke.
Honor, D. L. S.-Sec, B, Lenderx' Corpr, Friendship
"Shall I wear my hair up or down-two curls or
four?" and so Ida goes on her joyful way, asking-and
what is more-taking the advice of her friends. Ida
likes to recite CUnusual? Ratherl, but then she has a
voice to be proud of.
Honor, D. L. S.-Ser. B, Pitt Literary Contest '21,
Cornrrzerfial Club, Class Color Committee.
In reply to a rather fault-finding senior, someone said,
"A moral, sensible, and well-bred man will not affront
me, and no other can." You mean Faust, don't you?
He doesn't spread his voice all over the class-room, but
he just does things.
"Science when well digested, is nothing but good
sense and reason," says smiling Max, QMax and Fred:
Einstein and Sir Humphrey Davyl. He conducts a
regular garage, owns his own automobile, which he
made out of some left-overs, and honors the Honor-
Roll with his august signature,
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"No one reaches a high position without daring.
Fortune helps the bold."
And Max on certain occasions has to be bold. Turn
which way you will always Max and his face and his
white teeth fa ten days' trial will convince youj con-
Math Club, D, L. S.-Set. B, Student Senate QPU:-
identj, Buxiners Committee, Clan Play Czut, Football
'18, '19, '20, Traflz, '18, '19, '20, Hockey, '20, '21, Basket-'
ball Manager, '19, '20,
"Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die."
That's his advice to his corps of Senators, and they
do it. A wonderful athlete, which perhaps lends persua-
sive force, when he detonates: "A week in the De-
Cluu tllolto Committee.
No exception to the platitude that "No man is born
without ambitious worldly desires." He's going to be
one of our best pharmacists, we think. Personally, he
has the strength of a tiger, the pep of a Maranville,
and the speed of a Cobb, '
Is there in this school one that works harder than
Miltg has been present as many days as Miltg is as
well prepared in class as Milt, as well able to persuade
as Milt? He has no illusions as to the value of hard
work, and therefore never tries to bluff. Perhaps 1
little cynical, but he understands the problems of life,
Iliylz Honor, Class Play Committee, Tech Club,
"XVe should try to succeed by merit, not by favor."
Fred has never asked anybody since he graced Fifth's
halls for any help in any subject whatever. Notice the
honor roll! But he's a wonder in Science, especially
Physics. Doc speaks to him personally, which fact al-
ways makes us turn positively green with envy,
1 is B
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D, L. S,-Ser, B, Debating Tram '19, '20, Debating!
lull, Clan Molfu Committee lCl1airma71l, Pitt Literary
'onlexl '19, '20,
"His words, like so many nimble and airy servitors,
:ip about him at command." Aside from a wonderful
enius as a debater, we have seen him show brilliancy
1 math and Latin. Besides, he has the vocabulary of
Shakes eare. His fame in that is unquestioned.
D. L. S.-Ser. .-1, Leaders' Corps, Friendship Club,
Clan Color Committee, Girlf' Basketball, Trark, '18,
19, '21, S-'wimming '21, Valley Ball.
Syl is captain of our second Basketball Team, though
she isn't as husky looking as athletes generally are.
However, she is one of the girls that puts pep into 210
in particular, and the '21 class in general. She is the
youngest member of the Bobbed Hair Brigade.
Commenfement Speaker, Higz uno
ni Editor, Class Book Committee, lludlll Club lPre.fL-
d tl, "Leader" Reporter, Pitt Literary Contest '21,
I H r, "Life" fllunr-
'lWho climbs the grammar tree, distinctly knows
Where noun and verb and participle grows."
But it seems that Abe has already climbed the Math
tree, the Science tree, and the Language tree, and every
other tree in the forest of Learning. Surely for his
size, he has more brains than any other.
Clam Flower Committee, Friendship Clull.
One third of the Hazelwood Shamrock.
"Hon"-the demure little siren of 308
VVho never is seen without a mate:
In Orchestra, 'tis her's to excel.
As for her charms-ask Anne or Stell.
Tennis '20 lraptainj, '21, lmanagerj,
"It is never so difficult to speak as when we 'ire
l l o
ashamed of our s'lence." Ben hates to et a esson g
If he does, he feels very sorry, and when we aren't
looking gives himself good, hard, substaniial kicks, Bug
he knows how to play tenn's,
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D L S.-ser. B, Smal Commifffe, Lfadm' Cnfef.
"Of all the girls that are so smart:
There's none like PYCFIY Sally-
A girl who's loyal, sincere, true,
A girl Wh0'S e'er a friend to you:
Through thick and thin she'll be yOUI' Pal,
This girl we love so well is-Sal.
One of the trio-Sal, Freda, and Rose'
HIRSCHFIELD, MORRIS- A
Commenfement Speaker, Highest Honor, nlglff
Music Editor, D. L. S.-Set. B, Clan Book Committee,
Debating Club, Clan Play Cart.
"Too busy with the crowded hour to fear to live or
Too busy keeping up a High Honor standard, too
busy developing weak and pale camera pictures, too
busy forming lasting friendships, to have any time for
any thing else. As handsome as the most popular Mat-
Commencement Speaker, Highest Honor, Student
Senate, Debating Team '21, Debating Club, Math Club,
Leader! Corpr, Pitt Literary Context '21.
"She that was ever fair and never proud,
Had .tongue at will, and yet was never loud."
Had not the nineteenth amendment become effective,
Alma would have made an ideal sulfragette, who is
the equal of her male competitors, but who never seeks
to impress that fact. But, with matters as they are,
what stony-hearted judge could resist the pleas of so
fair a Portia, and what miser-hsted client her fees?
Honor, Bzuiness Committee, Tech Club.
Bert never picks anything but the best. The best posi-
tion on the lot, the best dancer at the socials, the best
seat in the room, the best possible marks, and so on.
But we are positive that, although he had the best in
school, he'll do better picking on the Field of success.
HORVITZ. SAM UEL-
"Life" ,flll-SortJ Editor, D, L. S.-Sea B, Class
Book-Committee. Debating Club, Clan Play Committee
tClmzrnmnl, Clan Play Cast,
"See how these rascals use me! They will not let my
play run and yet they steal my thunderll' VVho's lead-
ing man? He may grant us a smile now and then,
or even a laugh, but he is one of our most serious.
Has all the requisites of a handsome, tall, witty, and
young Xvallace Reid,
kw-wa 4 '
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D. L. S.-Sec. B, Clan Color Committee, CChuitf-
mnnl, Social Committee, Leaders' Corpx, Friendshzp
"W'hen you do dance, I wish you. a wave 0' the sea,
That you might ever do nothing but that,"
Full of life, gay, popular, too,
Esther has shown our class "Who's-Who",
At "tickling the ivories" the boys say she's "great,"
YVe are sure "jazz" will figure in her future fate.
Class Color Committee, Commercial Club, Leaders'
Corps, Friendship Club,
An earnest girl, with gentle ways,
You scarce know she's about,
Her voice is low,
Her charms you know,
VVhen once you "draw her out.'!
KA dispenser of cheerj.
D. L, S.-Ser. B, Clan Color Committee, Social
Committee, Leaders' Corpx.
VVho's the belle of the 12-3 class,
VVho's the dearest, cutest lass,
Who's the one who reigns supreme,
VVho's the girl considered queen,
VVhose existence is serene?
WVhy, sure, it's Mabel.
Track '18, Socrer 'l9.
Quality is always recognized, regardless of race,
color, or creed, or manner of eating sandwiches.
VVe all know Bill for his sterling qualities, but
his brother is a better fullback. tHe must be a won-
"VVhen shall we three meet again, in thunder, light-
ning, or in rain?"
Leon positively loves to attend school. Perhaps it is
because he is so versatile. Can make eyes, recite a
Civics' lesson, chew gum unostentatiously, and shine
his shoes on his socks, all at one time.
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"O, don't vou remember sweet AVC9, BPH Bolt,
Sweet Alice whose hair was so brown?
gaging smile and an intriguing personality that the
Ben Bolts of our class can never forgefi what lf She
is quiet? Still waters run deep,
D, L. S.-Sn, fl, Commerriol Club.
"But O, she dances such a way!"
Her Rzwmz "bob", her flashing eye,
Her smile that whispers, "More!"
Make all the laddies hover nigh
Her, on the dancing floor.
KA HN, BENJAMIN-
Claxx Flofwer Committee lCbairmanJ, Tech Club
fPfEJ1d6'7llJ, Trafk '19, '20, '21, Baxketball '19, '20, '21,
Football '19, '20, Bareball '18, '19, '20, ,21 lfaptain '20,
1sn't that a Fine record! For Ben "You are a verit-
a e devil at everything, and there is no kind of thing
in the 'versal world but what you can turn your hand
Hormr, D, L, S.-Ser. fl, Debating Club, Claw
Play Committee, Pitt Liierary Context, 20, S-wimming
'21, Bnxcbnll '21,
"Time is generally the best doctor," Mike admits,
but he's out to see if he can beat Time, and l1e'll do it.
as he has done everything else, Pitches ball a-la-Alex-
ander, and recites a-la-best-in-class. VVe like him best
KATZ, RAE- '
Rae, you, understand, is M:irtha's better-half, and
vice-versa, She likes to talk, Cthough not at the lunch
table-J to have a good time, and to work occaeionallv.
She is, in addition, of the favored few upon yvhn 'll
W the teachers bestow their blessingsl Ask Mr, 513,-tin-
In addition to her bazel 'Lb0b", Alice 1705595555 an en'
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Essentially feminine, all she does is Eya. If she had
lived in the days of mythology, she certainly would have
made Minerva consumingly jealous, for she plies the
needle with exceptional skill.
Even if we should say to him, "You are an alchemist,
make gold of that," it would not pique him. For he
would call upon all his knowledge of Chemistry, Physics,
and Machine Shopwork land English, tool, and in a
short time you would have gold, or something 'A-lust
as good". You can't scare Oscar.
"For nothing lovelier can be found in woman than
to study household goods."
Aha, Mary's aim in life has just been discovered-
but it's a secret. However, a hint, fellows-she excels
in cooking and household management. She hails from
Honor, D, L. S.-Sf fl, Debating Club, Clan Play
Committee, Pit! Literary Contest '21,
"A disorderly patient makes the physician cruel."
First, he will try to soothe you with some of his lovely
puns, then he will play his violin for you fat which
he is a wonderjg then if you still aren't quiet, he'11
poison you. Noted for quick decisions.
Class Color Committee, Cheerleader, Basketball
"The dwarf sees farther than the giant 13am Fish-
beinj when he has the giant's shoulders to mount on."
Teachers all like Puggy. His diminutive dimensions
are all out of proportion to his gigantic vocal cords.
And when he tries, he has his name on the Honor Rgll
as easy as not.
Some Cheer Leader
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Claxs Flower Committee. I H
"Sir, I'd rather be right than be Pf?51dem'
Is a wonder at cutting oeriods. Chewing h0t'd0gS
writing shorthand. and r-'arifw football and b21SkCtb3ll.
He can swich from an Academic course I0 2 COITITDCF-
cial one, and then back again, in the tWil'lklil'lg of -II!
Honor, D, L. S.-Ser. xl, Debating Club.
"Soprano, basso, even the contralto, wished him five
fathom under the Rialtof' They didn't mean Milt, for
Milt is a second Fritz Kreisler. When he is playing,
the audience is quite enthralled,
D, L. S.-Ser, fl, Clan Color Committee, Leaderr'
Corps, Friendship Club
"Her silver voice is the rich music of the summer bird."
Florence means flowery, and it is the indescribable
fragrance of an old-fashioned garden that Florence
brings to us. "Love", too: was she not aptly named?
D. L, S.-Ser. B, Leaders' Corps. Clan lllotto Com-
mittee, Piit Literary Context '20,
Our Nellie is a Friendship girl,
Her smile implies,
Like her dancing eyes,
That she'll be a friend to you.
LYour sex does not matter.l
.B1I.1'i71t'.fJ' Committee, Terk Club.
me flies, Death urges, Knells call, Heaven invites,
Hell threatens" but still Ed doesn't study Brains and
all that, but his other and worthier duties must be at-
tended to. fBut how about those sparkling recitations in
Ch 'N f ' ' ' '
em1stry?l CX ou re impossible, says Edl.
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Hiyll Honor, D. L, S.-Set, A fSee.j, Iklailz Clull,
Debating Club, Class Play Committee, Leaders' Corps,
Pitt Literary Contest '21, Basketball lManagerJ.
Halt! Mark time a moment until you hear some of
the achievements of this curly, auburn-haired young
lady. She is the capable manager of the Girls' Basket-
ball Team, and a member of the second team. Then,
she is the type of student that makes teaching a delight-
ful profession. French, Math, and Chemistry vanquish
at her onslaught. An ideal combination of studentry
Swimming, '19, '20, '21 lcaptainj. D. L. S.-Sec.
B, Leaders' Corps, Friendship Club, Girls' Athletir Re-
porter, Class Flofwer Committee.
Eleanor certainly is a daughter of the gods-athletic
and wholeheartedly attractive. VVhether she will be a
second Annette Kellerman or Theda Bara we cannot
tell for she is talented in both swimming and in the
art of breaking hearts.
Business Committee lCl1airmanJ.
VVe'll explain by quoting him in a sarcastic mood:
"For I'm nothing if not critical."
But one thing we have noticed about Al particularly,
aside from his ability to write compositions, is that his
opinions and criticisms are always listened to.
Class Play Committee, Leaders' Corps, D. L. S.-
Bright and laughing, kind and friendly,
Loved by all for virtues hers,
"Bash" is Winsome, clever, "chatty",
VVith attractiveness that stirs.
Trark, '19, '20. '21, Baseball '21, Hofkey '20, '21
Craptainj, Social Committee, Class Flofwer Committee,
"Tomorrow the dreams and flowers will fade," and
so will your desire to go to the socialg "Buy the ticket
today, will you?" Always quietly laughing, clear-cut,
has won many a sprint on the cinderpath, and likable
to a high degree. We'll remember, as you will, "Bul-
lets" long after we forget many others.
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MILLER, JOSEPH- W
t'On with the dance, let joy be uncomqned' But he
is a star basketball-er, popular and can assume oodles
of erudition. Since he has been a F. A. H- S- Student-
he has never missed a social, or ClaDCC.
Tech Club, Baxketball '21, Football '2l.
"A different damsel for each day of the Week!" "A
heaven on earth I have won by wooing thee!" A fine
dancer, known by every body-but a real student of
"Imagination is the air of the mind."
And Bob is well ventilated, which helps him pass
many tedious hours in a drowsy recitation. But any-
way, everybody loves a fat man, which ought to account
for his popularity, but his other qualities have their
Lfaderix' Corfu, Friendfhip Club, Sfwimming '2l.
Mollie labors faithfully,
And effort does not mock:
But start her to discussing things,
And oh! how she can talk!
NEINIAN, IVIORRIS- A
Bu.rine.r.f Committee, Clan Play Illanager.
"Tho' modest, on his unembarrassed brow, Nature
had written 'Gentleman'."
VVhat more could we say? "Mush" is quiet, exceed-
ingly so in recitation periods, but 'ja ever watch him
on the basketball floor? XVe never saw a better guard!
CExcluding W, BJ
S I A
Snrlnl Committee, Ilurkry '20, '21. . ,V
"As good to be out of the world as out of Fashion.
Says Vllilliam. Always 'johnny-on-the-spot" ill
socials, at dances, arcund somewhere at en'tert211I1mCH!S,
and always laughing Did you ever see his Car? VVS
did! Oh, by the way. he's a wonderful actor.
Class Beau Brummel.
Ilnnnr, Student S6'71IllF.- Comme'f'rial Club, Leaders'
Curpr, Clair Motto Cvmmzltrf.
"Queen rose of the rosebud garden of girls."
A dear little girl with virtues many
And as for faults-we doubt you'll find any:
Her marks are always above the rest.
VVhatever she does is always done best,
Cummerrial Clulf, l,nra'er.f' Corpr, D. L. S.-Ser.
xl. Clair Flofwfr Cnmmijtes.
Someone has said that Alice always looks as if she
had just stepped from the front page of a fashion-plate,
but, be that as it may, we know that she dresses ex-
quisitely, But clothes are not her only interest. Oh no,
she can talk with you on any subject from "boys" to
Everyone knows Dave, knows him for his personality,
his good sense, his wit, and generally for his ability to
cheer one up, The best thing we can say about Dave:
"Unlike my subject :Dave is very versatilel shall be
my song, it shall be w'tty and it shan't be long." And
we all settle down to hear a wonderful operetta,
D, L. S,-Ser, B, Friezzdslzip Club, Leaders' Corp.:
illalll Clull, Trark 'Z1. Y
"XVhistle and I'll come to yew'
Many a time and oft her silvery, birdlike notes have
Hoated out in Literary Society, for hers is a rare talent
the ability to whistle. Then, too, like her ancestors ol
the land of early culture, she is proficient in the use gf
the drawing pencil and brush.
Xi ffif n a - i A
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PRELORENZO, ANTHONY- '
Commercial Club. . N
The worst thing we could say ab0lff TUUY 'si But
I pray you, let none of your people stir me, I have all
exposition of sleep come upon me.f' . .
But Tony is quiet and industrl0US, quallflcanons
which will well fit him for farm life.
High Honor, Pitt Literary Contest '20, Clan Motto
Finally after three and a half years of the hardest
study, we were startled to hear from Abe, though nattir-
ally frank, and himself a hard worker of sterling abil-
ity, that Q
"The more we 'study, the more we discover our
Honor, D. L. S.-Sec, A, Pitt Literary Contest '20,
'21, Class Play Committee.
Frances is, according to several teachers, Uintellec-
tual." Now intellectuality may pass muster in a class-
room fand Fran's marks testify that it doesj, but We
Find Frances an irresistible, fun-lovling "pal'I. She
makes a specialty of reporting on the books we find
too dry to read.
"Achilles absent, was Achilles still."
Disgusting hard luck and other hard knocks of Fate
have prevented Ed from showing his true mettle, but
we ve noticed one thing particularly, aside from natural
talents, the teachers, one and all, love him.
'WVe just don't know how to describe Mamie," say
her friends, "she's just a first-class chum." So it is
with those we love best, we can't just say why We love
them, In three and a half years Mamie has climbed this f
weary hill of learning, and she stands at the top a model
student, 1'Specially in typewritingj
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Horlzcy '20, Terb Club, Class Flnfwer Committee.
A'Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort, as if
he mocked himself, and scorned his spirit that could
be moved to smile at anything,"
Thatls Bob in a nutshell, He's naturally serious.
Then he's a perfect Romeo,
Frlendsbip Club, D, L. S.-Ser. fl, Class Flo-wer
mln days of old, Ida kept us all supplied with the
Jim-dandlest candy-but we've all outgrown that now.
Her numerous friends even now, however, enjoy along
with the attractiveness of Ida's personality, an occa-
sional candy fest. 'N she's a regular dangerous blond.
Cornmerrial Club, Class Motto Cumrnillee,
"I care for nobody, not I, if no one cares for me."
Maurice told us one day. And he's right, We can't
kick about him in his studies, or the way he develops
kodak pictures, or the way he gets us fellows to like
and respect him. If he has any faults, they have not
appeared in school,
Pitt Literary Contest '20, Class Play Cast.
A coming author, "For a good poet's made, as well
.is born." That's how he explains his talent, and how
ne proposed to develop that talent, when we questioned
him one day about that wonderful gift of his to write
poetry and stories,
Basrball '19, '20, Basketball '19, '20,
"I see that fashion wears out more apparel than the
n" We agree with him. Although he's up-to-dale
tooj, and yet he realizes that these things do not con
recently, has not taken the fire out of him.
in style, present at every social, entertainment, and
dance and is a Fine basketball player land baseball,
stitute the Finest in life. A g00d deal of hard luck.
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Hunur, Blzsinesx Committee.
"A civil habit oft covers a good man."
Sam has a habit of being witty and intelligent and
solid with the fellows. His voice helps a lot in his
sensible arguments, though. VVe have never seen him
angry, or vexed, or with a frown on his face.
"Comb down his hair, look, look! it stands upright."
fWe don't mean Joseph's hair, for his hair is sleek
and soft, like his dispositionl But anyhow, maybe
that's what makes him so popular, something does.
Besides, he is a wonderful dancer.
D. L, S.-Ser. B, Commercial Club.
"Laugh and grow fat" is her motto,
Her jollity drives away careg
Vllhenever you're sad.
And you want to be glad,
You'll always Find Sarah "right there."
"Life" Editor-in-Chief, Student Senate, Football '20,
Ted: Club, Clnu Book Committee.
"Character is higher than intellect."
In Ryan there is no difference, for he is so rich in
the quality and quantity of both that it would be a tough
Job to find which he has the most of. Personally, he
is really a lovable chap.
Mflfh Cllllf, D. L. S.-Ser. B, Bzzriness Committee,
Clan Play Cast.
"A school-boy's tale, the wonder of an hour."
h Frfmk is rich in such tales, especially when he's late,
u me nexel has to stay in, for Samuel is his friend.
Did you ever hear him tell Mr. Zook what Mr, Zook
tloesn't know? He has many friends, and is handsome,
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"Talk to him of Jacob's ladder, and he would ask
you the number of steps."
Saul is naturally curious, especially when he asks
dear teacher what the lesson is. "Curiosity killed a cat,
Cla.v.r Book Committee, D, L. S.-Ser. fl,
cial Club, Friendrlzip Club, Leaders' Corp.
The girl that once through Fifth's dear halls,
The soul of mischief shed.
Bubbling over with mischief and fun,
Fair "Patsy's" adored by everyone,
When she's around, we can't really be sad,
And she's broken the heart of more than one lad.
Honor, D. L. S.-Ser. JI, Commercial Club,
Sweet and petite, and quite witty,
Charming, disarming, and pretty,
High in class standing, none kinder,
This is the Libbie we End her,
Henry, one of our friends, told us one day "I awoke
one morning and found myself famous."
There is not one person in school that .doesn't know
Henry, But he's a great friend of Mr. Martindill's,
even though he isn't a shorthand shark. He wants what
he wants when he wants it. lAsk Mr, Balrdl.
Noted for his "amiable weakness". "They laugh that
win", but Hyman laughs also as he loses, With a low
musical laugh, and his all-round good-fellowship, what
more could we expect? His disposition lalways smile
ingj is taken for granted by everyone,
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mittee, Clan Book Committee, Hockey 70, ,21- A
"Earth, with her thousand voices, praises God.". As
does the class '21, with its 150 voices, praise the gift of ,
as able a cartoonist as joe. as friendly a fellow as Joe, f
as popular with both sexes, and as Witty and Indus- T
trious as joe. W
SEGALL, HARRY- ,
"The soul secured in her existence, smiles at the
drawn dagger and defies its point." r
That's Harry's motto. Nothing worries him: let i
alone a Civics assignment, or a composition, or any- .
thing of that sort, He has other things to worry about. .
For instance-but t'hat's personal.
sHAFFER, BERNHARD- F
Tech Club, Football '19, '20..
"Everything comes if a man will only wait." -'
Finally, after three and one-half years steady plod-
ding, Bernhard has reached the goal of his desires. 1
Cthat is, his second goall 5 the first being a letter in foot- ..
balll. A nice newly engraved diploma, ,
Hockey '21, Social Committee, Buxinesr Committee. '
"The longest day soon comes to an end."
That's Harry's comforting thought, through a long,
drowsy recitation, or an unexpected "Quiz", or a sudden t
bawling-out, or any one of those occurrences that inter-
rupt a happy and secure existence.
"'In my mind's eye" I see seriously wise Harry with
h1s.fAgoggles" and his finely corrugated brow. Seldom
smiling, deep in thought, this philosopher has already .
plumbed the depths of life.
SCHWARTZ, JOSEPH- . V'
"Life" Art Editor, Commercial Club, Social Com- 'n
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."Courage on all hands is considered an essential of
high character." Frank lacks neither. Anybody with-
out his courage could not have had "nerve" enough to
tackle stubborn, lazy students, who just wouldn't "waste
time getting ads". A wonder at basketball.
Hanor, D. L. S,-Ser. A, Debafing Club, Pitt Lit-
erary Context '20, Clay.: Play Committee,
Every once in a while we get rather lazy. But when
we see Harold coming along deep in reliection, we im-
mediately cheer up, for we know Harold will surely
tell us that "Back turning slackens resolution. Hast
thou attempted greatness, then go on.'l He attempted
greatness, now look at his record. Up high? Yes!
D. L. S.-Ser. B, Frinrdrlzip Club.
With crimson cheeks of nature's own
And sparkling eyes, Viola Slone
Has captured all our wayward hearts,
VVith inliuence strong as Cupid's darts.
"Still waters run deep", you know. But if We look
beneath that quiet exterior las Rae has donej we should
find Martha a sincere friend, ready to give honest
advice, and just as ready to have a bit of fun. The
sort of chum you idealize, say her best friends.
Ilnnor, Illatlz Club. Pitt Literary Contest '21, Clan
"The pen is mightier than the sword."
Time and again, dear teacher has told a surprised
class lwe are always surprised when our work is not
judged the bestj that George's work was the best. But
none of us are as surprised as George, himself. Modest,
but self-confident, persevering, but not self-declaiming.
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SOLOMON, VVILLIAIW- I
"I freely told you all the wealth I had ran in ml'
veins, I was a gentleman."
the school knows VVilliam, Perhaps they
surpassing everybody in B0okkeCP1.Ug, UI'
his great knowledge, or for hlS SIICHCBQ
him for some reason!
know him for
know him for
but they know
D. L, S.-Ser. B. Math Club, Debating Club, Leadlik
At our turbulent class meetings, when the "w0rser
half" of our class is engaged in stirring up the angry
waves of parliamentary practice, Racille dares stand to
defend the rights df her sex, who sit cowering in fear.
and somehow brown eyes and debating ability accom-
Higlz Honor, Bu.fine:.f Committee, Pilt Literary Con-
tznvl '19, '20, '21.
VVe happened to come in late one day, and found the
class lCivicsj in an uproar. "You ought to hear that
one he just 'pulled oE"', Abe is reincarnated court
Jester. But "A little humor, now and then, is relished
by the wisest men." Peep at the Honor Roll for 11
moment, and find his name way at the top! He is one
of our wisest!
High Honor. "Life" Srhool News Editor, D. L. S.-
Sn. B, Leadfrr' Corps, CPre.viden1J, Class Play Cart,
"To know her is to love her."
Ruth's hobby has lately swerved from athletics to
dramatics, but she will ever be true to her lirst love.
Dramatic ability? VVhy, she's leading lady in the class
play. Popular? She's president of the Leaders' Corps.
Athletic? just watch her play basketball and swim.
Clever? She's on the "Life" stall. "A reg'lar all-round
girl," so say we all of us.
His dance program unfilled! Extremely gallant!
He's a "you'd-be-surprised" at all affairs that the social
committee arranges. And his style is "Sister, look ye,
how by a new creation of my tailor's 1've shook off old
mortality." One of the most quiet, though,
Ilunur, D. L. S.-See. A, Friendship Club, Leaders'
"Lovely as is the light of a dark eye in woman!"
Henrietta possesses brilliant dark eyes, but they are
used innocently and mercifully. Her voice drawls be-
witchingly, causing the casual listener to observe that
this girl must really hail from the Sunny South. A "star"
in all her classes she,
"O this learning, what a thing it isll' Sam believes
that to study is to endanger the health. fAnd he, a big,
strong, strapping fellowj. His motto is: "Be better at
thy leisure." Renowned for his much speaking.
D. L, S,-Sec. A, Tennis 2'0, Class Play Committee.
A second Paderewski! He says "To blow is not to
play. You must move the Hngers", and he is positive
genius at moving them himself. He even belongs to
the Pianists's Union. But then again, Is his name on
the Honor Roll? An all-round musician.
D. L, S.-Set. A., Friendship Club.
This diminu.tive, blue-eyed femme
In composing music, is first of many,
Always dressed in lovely clothes.
Where does she get them? Miss Shea knows.
Honor, D. L, S.-Ser. fl, Commerfial Club, Class
Play Committee, Stage Manager,
A sudden thought strikes me, let us swear an eternal
VVith Virg. And no sooner said than done. In fact,
no sooner than Frank says he will do a thing, he does
it. For instance, the high honor scroll. On the lot,
he plays first base beautifully, in the class room, he does
his lessons beautifully, and in the lnnchroom he is .1
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llflatlz Club, Clan Book Committee.
"Genius, like humanity rusts for want of use." Hfg
real ability as a short-story writer has not.yet come to
the fore, Has lots of ideas, character to give them tlfe
right Havor, and brains. All the requisites of a regq.
lation Mark Twain. Never angry, but always smiling
as if to himself. -
TOPPER, MAYOLA- I
Friendxlfip Club, Sofia! Committee, Clz1.t.f .C'ola'r
"Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire."
Mayola's victims are legion, fEh, Uggie?J her high
school career has been one long conquest, for she chielly
uses her charm on-the opposite sex. She, she has even
received a proposal-in a play.
Debating Team '20, '21, Debating Club.
"The musician who always plays on the same string,
is laughed at." ,Af
David can play on all strings. But listen, that's not
all. He is, tirst of all,-but he hates compliments, But
anyway he is an all-round good fellow. A wonder oh
the violin, we must say.
St. Valentine can recite a Civics' lesson and repair
an automobile or do any mechanical job with equal
ease, Aside from a latent ability to act, he can ruii
with marvelous dexterity the most difficult lathe. There's
everything in a name. Here's luck!
Clan Illolto Committee.
U "O it is excellent to have a giant's strength, but ii
is tyrannous to use it like Z1 giant."
'And Izzy is not tyrannous. Appearances are decepr
tive, of courseg but don't be frightened, he looks fierce-
but he has the mild manner of a victorious pugilist.
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One morning, promptly at 8:15, Bessie arrived on the
scene of scholastic activities, devoid of her long locks,
otherwise with bobbed hair! We who had feared the
censure of critical eyes were now safe, for Bessie, the
sensible, the steady-going, the reserved, and the ambl-
tious, had hobbed her hair.
Class Color Commiilee, Leaders' Corps, Friendrhip
"Deep brown eyes running over with gleeg'
Bonny brown eyes are the eyes for me."
And have you e'en seen Marguerite and talked with
her? If yours has been the luck to become a friend of
her sweetness, you can testify that the promise in her
eyes has been fulhlled.
1VIat!1 Club, Cla.r.r lllotm Comrniltee.
"Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food."
But you must admit, that we couldn't get along with-
out wit, as we couldn't get along without salt, Like-
wise, we couldn't get along without Mr, VVolf. His
perseverance in collecting dues for the Math Club has
won him a reputation, besides his Wit, '
High Honor, "Life" Literary Editor, Class Book
Committee QCl1airmanl, Leaders' Corps, D. L. S.--Ser.
B, Commenrement Speaker,
Everyone looks at Hilda, then at her accomplish-
ments and sighs, "Looks is sure deceiving". First, she is
a bobbed-haired, fluffy, little blond. But, one the other
hand her abilities are shown by the literary department,
the class book, and oh-what student has not exper-
ienced a secret wish to be the student that she is!
D. L. S.-Ser. fl, Sofia! Committee,
"For it is most true that a natural and secret hatred
and aversion toward society in any man, hath somewhat
of the savage beast." I
Extremely popular with everybody Cexcept, a Cap-
l of punch,
tious teacher, perhapsj an exquisite dancer, and a lover
- .1 yt 1
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N "I love tranquil solitude and such society as is quiet
Q wise, and good." As much, as anyone CISG, at least.
N First of all, self-effacing, then quiet, and qulefly Witty
N and bra ny. Slowly but surely, th-3t'S M0rriS.
'Vrenibling we came, victorious we go
From thee, dear Fifth, to a greater workg
llut thanks to the teachings thou hast giv'n
Till the goal we reach, welll never shirk.
The world is calling to us, Fifth,
An occupation we must chooseg
'Tis hard to realize just how
Much we'll miss the friends we lose.
Oh, may we choose a worthy place
To make our fortunes in the worldg
And choose a worthy cause to fight,
Our banner "XYe Wlill Serve" unfurled.
Oh, may we never mar thy name,
Ur show a record to our shameg
But in our life our best to live
And make for thee yet greater fame.
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The passing of the june 1921 class from Fifth Avenue will mark the
twenty-fifth anniversars' of the high school. During the last quarter of a
century Fifth, first known as Pittsburgh High School, has
RETROSPECT ranked as one of the most progressive educational institu-
tions of its kind and one of the most vitalizing' in its force.
Founded at a time when only the rare son of a laboring man was affordedithe
opportunity of a secondary education, Fifth has been an active agent in the
transition that has led from the now archaic classical high school to the pres-
ent day cosmopolitan and vocational secondary school. '
lVithin the past twenty-five years the city of Pittsburgh has taken rank
as the workshop of the world. It can hardly be said that the to the great
increase in the secondary schools should the credit of this standing be attrib-
utedg it can be well said, however,thatmany of this city's influential executiveg
are graduates of this school. The training they received at Fifth came at
the formative period of their lives when their Ch?11'?lC'CCl' and View Of life were
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obtained. The municipality has been the gainer in receiving th6S6 Capable
Even greater than the work of imparting the essentials of a S:uCCQSafL1l
career in the different walks of life, has been Fifth's influencc 111 gwmg
training in citizenship. In a most appropriate district, it is this high school's
work to give the youth of foreigners or of their children the meaning of CIYICS,
government, American institutions and the fundamentals of true A-Xiner1Can1SIH.
Sons and daughters of foreign born residents have, in turn, sent their off-
spring here, and these children have thereby come into a full realization.of
what America and her institutions really stand for. Fifth has been an active
agent in the most vital process of perpetuating America by E1SSl1Ull?ltlll3' PCOPIS
with foreign leanings and connections.
In conclusion, let it be borne in mind that despite the fact that Pittsburgh
is today one of the most cosmopolitan municipalities in the country, it is like-
wise one ofthe most homogeneous. Our interests are identical whether we
be Russian, Greek, Italian, Pole or what not. Our institutions are open to
all alike and it is primarily in the high schools that true Americanism is born.
VVith this thought uppermost in mind it can readily be seen what a powerful
vitalizing force for the city has been during the last quarter century-Fifth
Avenue High School.
Wle have reached the end of the pathwayg we are confronted with the
impassive, impenetrable wall which separates our high school life from the
vague, much conjectured something which lies beyond. No
STANDING stile leads over the barrier. XYe must take it at one leap, a
ON TIPTOE leap which will deposit us safely in the new field of endeavor.
At present, we approach the wall, rise on tiptoe, and peer over.
This brief glimpse reveals-what? XVhat are the seeds, the tools, and
the product to be found in this new field? XVe peer over. Here lie the
seeds of ambition, carefully protected from wanton waste. Further on, is
the implement of opportunity, sharpened and oiled for immediate use. In
the dim distance are visible fields of billowy-grain, the product of well-planted
carefully tilled ambition and the judicious use of opportunity. That produc-
tion is service.
We turn away. Is it worth while? Such a long time must elapse be-
tween planting-time and harvest. Our first crop may fail. Those of us who
continue in preparation may have to wait for six or eight years before results
come, and even then the service rendered may be slight. XVe who 0'o into the
commercial struggle may strive several years to throw off competition, and
Again our attention is arrested. IVe rise on tiptoe and take a last look
at the waving grain. It IS worth while. This seed shall be sown in good
soil and tended with never-rusting tools. Commencement will bring to the
class of june nineteen twenty-one the opportunity to leap teh wall into the
land of promise. Hilda XYuerthele
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FIFTH AVENUE LIFE 57
The world has just experienced a terrible convulsion, and is now rav-
ished by those despicable conditions which tend to agitate and irritate the
people. In the United States, the governmental
A REMEDY FOR conditions which concern the people directly are
UNREST-COlVIMUN- so misunderstood that the mighty wings of dis
'PTY CENTERS ...... content and unrest are rapidly spreading over the
country. Furthermore, numerous organizations are
conspiring daily against the government, mainly among the uneducated
classes. Conditions are arising constantly which afford these treacherous
societies the opportunities to continue their destructive work.
Here in Pittsburgh, menacing and misleading propaganda is distributed
frequently at night in every hall and vestibule in the sections occupied main-
ly by foreign born. Although this literature reaches all classes, it seizes
within its powerful clutches those only who have not been instructed and
trained to defend the fundamental principles and ideals of the government
of the United Sta-tes. NVe cannot tolerate such loathsome actions much
longer, lest a fatal climax be attained. XVe 'must set up an opposition. The
simplest and most practical solution is education.
In order to educate the people, we must first bring them together in a
common meeting place. 'llhere is no community center in the district in
which I live and from continuous observations, I have realized the resulting
conditions and the general effect upon the community. A community is as
helpless without a community center as an army without a leader, There
is an urgent need of meeting places for all the people. School buildings,
especially, which are accessible to all, could be obtained fequently for this
imperative task. Regular meetings could be held with well planned and
inspiring programs. Entertainments could be so arranged as to actually
attract people. Prominent speakers could give their messages on govern-
mental questions, while lessons on Aimericanisrm and good-citizenship could
also be taught.
The students of the Pittsburgh Schools could render themselves ex-
tremely helpful in this immense undertaking. Short addresses could be
delivered as well as patriotic poems. Incidents in American history could
be portrayed, so that the significance of the event may be impressed more
thoroughly. Throughout the year, national holidays could be celebrated
In the course of a few months, the people would become so informed
as ,to resist and defy the traitorous work of the deadly enemies of our Re-
public, While we would be thus taking an upward course in our patriotic
aim, we would also be improving social conditions, for friendship and good
will would prevail. By this, cooperation in governmental affairs would
be achieved, and we should soon be on the road to reconstruction.
The general welfare of our people and of our communities now rests
upon our shoulders. The time for immediate action has come. Does it
not seem reasonable that my suggestion offers a suitable beginning?
George I-I. Smith.
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lve SCC fllat. in transactions involving immense sums and tflilmg
amounts, there has been found in America, as elsewhere, a deg1'CC ef S115-
honesty that is most depressing. We hear of "tr1CkS
BUSINESS HONOR of the trade," without which. merchants protest,
success is impossible. XVe read of adulterated flour,
of sanded sugar and of tainted food. XVe are aware of watered stocks. Of
get-rich-quick concerns and of "marking-up" to mark down prices. D
Here is an illustration of a frequent occurrence. Recently, a C'6r'E2l1H
kind of men's wearing apparel was displayed in a down-town store window
and was marked at sixty dollars. A change of season caused the merchant
to wish to get rid of this article and he ordered that it should be reduced to
forty-five dollars. However, the price tag did not read forty-five dollars,
formerly sixty dollars, which would mean an actual saving of fifteen dollars,
but instead, the card read forty-five dollars, formerly ninety dollars. One
can readily see that it was a Utrickl' based on knowledge of human nature.
There are men who make their money in crooked ways. They succeed,
or at least. seem to succeed, in spite of their crookedness. Particularly now,
there is a certain group of persons, who are'massing great fortunes. Do
they stop to consider whether or not they are gaining it by honorable meth-
ods? lYould one change places with them? Surely, no self-respecting man
or woman would dream of exchanging places with those who make their
money, their position or their names in such a manner.
A few months ago, the world was shocked, in reading' of a man who had
really refused a million dollars, his legitimate birthright. Accounts of this
incident were widespread, some editors denounced his action, others com-
mended it. XYhy did he do this? Because the money was not earned
through ways that were clean.. Yet, it is just as natural to denounce him
as it is to commend him, when we think of the infinite good that he could
have contributed to society, from which it was not uprightly earned. Deeds
like this one are rare, his decision portrayed the character of an unusual man.
Should these facts be insignificant? XYithout morals, we are lost and
if we are to progress as a nation or as individuals, we cannot have one
standard of morality for the home and another for our commercial enterprise.
Good sportsmanship is undeniably conducive to good citizenship. lt
should be our aim to be good citizensg are we good
SPORTSMANSHIP sportsmen? 'Have we ever stopped to think where
we stand on this important question? Are we good
losers, and do we realize and exercise our responsibilities when either par-
ticipating in or attendng an inter-school contest?
Duties do belong to any lover of scholastic sports when he attends 3
game. XVhether or not athletic competition between high schools continues,
rests upon his exercising good judgment and true sportsmanship by proper
behavior. .X few of the first principles of sportsmanship which were violat-
ed during the closing school athletic year were the ones regarding proper
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treatment of the referee, leaving seats during the progress of a game and
crowding on to the playing space.
No statement as to whether we students of Fifth were worse than
others in disobeying' these rules will be ventured here, but the facts remain
that our reputation has not been bettered during the last year, nor is it
as' good as it ought to be. Our manner of showing resentment at times
showed that we have not fully developed that sense of fairness which al-
lows us to bear without protest things which rightfully go against us.
At thi stime when Fifth is at the height of her athletic period
a reputation for good sportsmanship would be easiest acquired. Let us in
the future as players and fans take our position with more seriousness know-
ing that it is on exhibition for Fifth Avenue High School.
Our ability to publish "Life" is mostly the result of aid received from
our patrons, those whose advertisements are
PATRONIZE 'HHOSE contained in this book. Witliotit their help
WHO PATRONIZE US we could not pay for making this journal. In
order to pay our indebtedness to our present
patrons, and in order to show others that it pays to advertise in "Life," we
rnust patronize our advertisers.
Look over the ads in this book and find out who our advertisers are.
VVhen considering a purchase in any branch of business represented in our
ads, give preference to our own advertisers. They are your friends. Be
sure to tell them that you noticed their ad in "Fifth Avenue Life", for that
is the only way in which they may be informed that their ad is bringing
results. As a matter of school spirit patronize our patrons.
The dividing line between poor and good work is fair work. E repre
sents work that is a failure, D, work that is passing, and C, work that is
satisfactory. At present too many are on the dividing
THE line or are failures. According to the last report
DIVIDING LINE there were 306 failures, which is many times greater
than it should be. The cause of these failures is "stick-
ing" on the dividing line. VVe cannot stand still. We must either advance
to C work or fall back to E work. There are too many who are satisfied
with merely passing in their work. They should remember that although
their work is passing', it it not satisfactory. A D should appear more for-
midable than an E because more dangerous. XVhen we get an E we know
that we shall fail unless we do better. D leads us to think that we are doing
better work than we are and we are deceived into thinking that the danger
point is past. Thinking that we are safe, we do not work as hard as if we
had an E and consequently we fall behind in our work. Therefore the
danger point is not E 'but D. The dividing line is no place to park our am-
bitions Cvery small ambition it is to be contented with a DJ The danger
point, D, should spur us on to do better work, but it seems to be a rule that
we do poorer. Clarence Faust.
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A JUNIOR CIVIC CLUB
IYhen one contemplates the number
of clubs and activities at Fifth, it
seems an absurd thing to suggest the
formation of another, yet, I do think
that a Junior Civic Club, such as many
of the other high schools in the citv
have, would be very profitable.
.-X junior Civic Club would interest
every one, girls as well as boys, now
that we have equal suffrage. Indeed.
many of our girls at Fifth would en-
joy belonging to such a club so that
they could show their interest and
render help in civic affairs- They now
have a part in the government of their
country and many of them want to be-
gin right away to prepare themselves
for this duty.
The work of a Junior Civic Club
would be to learn the problems in con-
nection with rendering service to the
city, to study the lives of those men
who are at the head of our city and
federal government, to read and
study about all the great men and be
able to know our own minds in dis-
tinguishing between the right and the
wrong in our government, and to
prepare us in general for the
task of governing our country, which
in a few years from now will be in our
Much interest has been manifested
in this club in the other high schools.
I am sure Fifth students would also
enjoy the opportunity of belonging to
a Junior Civic Club.
There has been agitation for some
time to cease publishing pictures of
our various clubs in "Life" The T935-
on given, and it is true to a large ex-
tent, is that many students join these
societies only with the object of seeing
their pictures in the publication. It
is the opinion of the writer that the
fault lies mainly in the failure to ac-
quaint the juniors with the purposes
and character of the various clubs. For
some reason or other the students
don't get this "inside dope" until they
become seniors, thus giving rise to the
suspicion that they join only for the
The activities of our Math Club,
Tech Club, Literary Society, etc., are
interesting, instructive and tend to
create a keener interest on the part of
the student in his work. It should be
the duty of each club to acquaint ALL
students with its purposes and its val-
ue. To do this effectively all our so-
cieties should periodically inaugurate
a publicity campaign.
"XYhy study Latin ?,' is a thought
XVhich you will find far from rare:
'Tis true that it's no mother tongue
For nations anywhere.
llut when you go to places famed,
Among them Spain and Rome,
You'll have their tongue and history
'Vo help you feel at home.
F I F T H
Let me tell you something, dear,
That language is not dry:
If you will study Latin well.
Youyll know the reason why.
It's a great help to your English
If that's your missing link.
But the most important thing it does,
Is teach you how to think.
Anna Chapkis lOl?
Do you remember when you first
entered school and Mr. Rynearson
promised, or rather, prophesied that
we would have our own "gym" with-
in our school stay? It was a nice
dream, but like many dreams has not
become a reality. The Board of Edu-
cation can not see its way clear to
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providing the building for us because
labor is too high and for other reas-
ons. Mr. Chellman, however, has
planned a structure which, although
only a temporary building, could serve
the purpose splendidly until the Board
could build a permanent building. He
has figured out that the expense would
not be great. Now to make a strong-
er appeal to the Board-why wouldn't
it be a good scheme to have the boys
of this school dig and build the foun-
dation for such a building? The exer-
cise which we get out in the lot might
be easily dispensed with. To many it
is only a waste of time. Real, con-
structive work would be of much great
er benefit and at the same time would
bring our dream closer to reality.
stated as three years and three feet.
the stars through difficulties." Go out for the football team! '
campaign against lateness is being impeded by the activities of
difference between. one of our 12's and one of our 9,s has been
Class News should not lack color. Morris Greenberg is class re-
Our state legislature has at least realized that there can be no scholars
The advent of the towels again will enable Fifth to keep clean records.
Have you noticed how hard the Seniors are working-trying to make
school work incidental to activities?
Did the size of our freshmen prompt the placing of sand in the gymnasium
That last word reminds us that it is exactly a quarter of a century since
the pupils of the high school began to look forward to a gym built there.
Lack of attention will likely result in detention.
If you don't think Cooperation is necessary just watch what happens to
a wagon if a wheel comes off.
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TO JOHN BURROUGHS
Nature has waked from hier long' SlCCP.
:Xnd garbed herself anew
ln leaves and grasses mellow green.
In vines and violets blue.
'Tis beautiful once more to breathe
Perfumes uf blooming flowers,
To hear birds call, to see life grow,
Urged on by April showers.
.Xll natures waiting for the day
lYhen she may meet that friend
lYho midst her busy, teeming haunts
So many hours would spend.
During' this patient wait, a bird
Ominous, dark, and dread
A sad and mournful message brings
That our loved friend is dead.
No longer will he tread the fields
ln search of mysteriesg
The rippliiig' brook is hushed for him:
lt sings of memories.
The singing' birds and flowering' fields
A eulogy outpour
No tongue of mortal could extend
'limi him who works no more.
NVilliain Toth ll-B
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FIFTH AVENUE LIFE 1.3
WHAT "ENGLISH" DOES FOR US
VVe are educated for the purpose of developing our power to enjoy life
more fully and freely. XVe can enjoy life only be taking an interest in life.
VVe are educated not to make money, but to make a livelihood and to enjoy
the short space of time we have on earth. Time may bring sorrows, but never
evils to those who are truly educated. The study which most develops our
power of enjoying life is English.
English teaches us to express our thoughts properly, to write correct
forms, to use parliamentary law, to reason for ourselves, and how to become
good citizens. lt is largely through our English work that we determine
what vocation we shall pursue upon graduation. Tlhis is not all. Through
English we gain a knowledge of customs, history, geography, conditions of
living, and the lives and struggles of great men. Besides this, it gives us a
taste for good literature, art, and music. The result of all these broadening
influences is an inspiration to do something that is really worth while.
Une important form of training that we derive from this subject is the
power of reasoning for ourselves. This power is slowly but surely developed
if we diligently apply ourselves to the work we do in this subject. It is im-
possible to read with any intelligence the literature that we are required to
read unless we do some reasoning. Our memories are filled with such
thoughts as the following from one of Emerson's essays:
'Since neither now nor yesterday began
These thoughts, which have been ever. nor yet can
A man be found who their first entrance knew."
The first time we read these lines we fail to perceive their meaning. But
we read them over carefully a second time and then a third. The more we
consider them the greater the meaning grows. Is it not thrilling to realize
that the thoughts we have of love, beauty, service, humanity, and the like
are not original with us but that perhaps some of the greatest men that ever
lived had just such thoughts? Are we not amply rewarded for the time we
take to think about t'his? l
English teaches us how to be good citizens. In the essays we read, we
learn the principles of democracy and the requirements necessary for good
citizenship. If we apply what is found in the lectures and speeches of XVash-
ington, Lincoln and XVilson, we can not help being good Americans.
As I said before, it is this subject that first brings before us the necessity
of choosing a life work. VVhen we first write a theme on this subject, there
may be doubt in our minds as to what we shall choose: but as we have to
write something we write on the vocation that interests us most. After
studying this profession, we decide either that it is the one that we are best
fitted for, or that we are unqualified for. If the choosing of our vocation
were the only thing we accomplished, then it would repay us for all our work.
Again, English deals with the best of the world's literature. NVhat has
literature done and what does it do for us? Literature brought about all the
great reforms, fgvolutions, social and political changes. The greatest of all
if - .-.. .
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I11OVenients, the Revival of Learning. was brought about principally bf' mer'
ature. One of the chief causes of the Renaissance was the invention of the
printing-press. The printing-press made it possible for all to read. AS SCIOII
as books became comparatively cheap, we notice a great reform in social,
political. and religious relations. Such men as liurke, Gladstone, and ,TOIUISOH
were instrumental in the working out of reforms. The WO1'kS of Lowell,
lYhittier, and Horace Greeley greatly agitated the feeling against slavery
which finally resulted in Civil XVar. XYe can trace every reform to some liter--
ary work. g
lYe also take new interest in life and nature. If Dickens could find so
great an interest in humanity as his books indicate, or 'XVordsworth could
find nature as beautiful as he pictures it, is there not something that we are
missing if we can not derive the same pleasure? XYe never realize how
beautiful nature is until some great poet points it out to us.
"In the golden lightning
Of the sunken sun
O'er which clouds are brightening,
Thou dost float and seem,
Like an unbodied joy whose race is just begunf'
After reading poetry like this we try to find the real beauty in nature
and in man.
YVe obtain something valuable from every good book that we read, be
cause it develops our character and personality. After we read the master-
pieces of great authors, we become unable to read with pleasure the trashy
stuff that is now being turnsd loose on the market-
"Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and the unhappiest
of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to
use." English is the remedy for these two great eveils. Nobody can be
truly successful or really enjoy life if he has not developed a taste for good
literature. The only persons who do not believe this are those whose only
aim in life is to become rich. They slave early and late to attain their am-
bition and eventually if thCy slave hard enough, they succeed, but their money
never brings satisfaction and happiness. It brings only new ambitions.
new cares, and new worries. The student of books has read enough from es-
says, proverbs, and treatisws, and has observed enough in his experience to
know the penalties inflicted for the misuse of money. Those who are prop-
erly educated always have more to do than they have time in which to do it.
Since time is so valuaible is it not fitting that we should be taught how best
to employ it.
However, the work we do in school is but a foretaste of what should
come. Uur work in Engl-ish should be of such a character that we would
not be satisfied to stop with the limited reading we do here. This work
but prepares us to read and enjoy good books from the time we leave school
tu the time we draw our last breath. Reading should have a permanent
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place in our schedules. XYe would realize therefrom pleasure that can not
be ec ualed and at thc same time a Jrofit that can not be estimated.
AN OPERATION BY EXAMPLE
jimmy had adenoids. jimmy also had friends. So -Timmy determined
to sacrifice his adenoids in order to retain his friends. Thus it happened
that .limmy arranged with the doctor to remove the objections in his nasal
extremity. Thus also did it happen that -Iimmy made a personal canvass of
all his friends and acquaintances in order to ascertain thfir experience in
the removal of tonsils and adenoids tsomehow the tivo seemed
to be rClated.J For -Iimmy had no intention of going through an operation
in a public hospital as a novice: jimmy would be the model patient of that
Slowly, .limmy's accumulation of facts and fancies grew. As his store
of knowledge increased, an idea shed its radiant beams upon Jimmy's brain-
He would do exactly as the others had done-except that he would always
know what was in store for him, while the others had remained in ignorance.
So it came to pass that one spring day jimmy lay on the operating table
of the Passthouon Hospital. He was joking with the nurses when the doc-
"All right, jimmy?" he inquired.
"You ought to know, you examined me yesterday."
Thereupon the doctor motioned to the nurse to strap jimmy to the
"Hey, doc, I didn't know this was Sing Sing," remarked jimmy as he
submitted his arms for "strapping". ,
"XYell, that't not the only thing you don't know," answered the medicog
and for once Jimmy had no reply to make.
XYhen all the necessary preparations had been made, the nurse placed
the ether-cap over .limmy's nose and requested him to "take a long breath."
Jimmy inhaled the ether, and, following instructions, began to count. At
this moment, his information concerning counting occurred to him. He re-
membered another boy who had been requested to count to thirty. This
young man told jimmy that as soon as his counting became indistinct, the
doctors proceeded with the operation. XYhereupon jimmy decided to cheat
the doctors, even while learning something of the mystery connected with
Jimmy counted steadily to ten. Then he began to shade his voice grad-
uallv, until at "seventeen" his voice had died down to a mere whisper. His
Onlbi angvyer to the nurse's "Can you hear me jimmy?" was a feeling of joy
at having outwitted the attendants. Bu his joy was short-lived, for even
while he thought of this, a feeling of light airiness swept over him, terrifying
him, as it seemed to carry him to an unknown place. Soon the lightness
changed to a feeling as of a great weight bearing down his fingers, while at
the same time his feet became pieces of lead. Then, working upward from
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his feet, came a feeling of dead weight which left him powerless-he could
JuSt lie still and feel his limbs becoming paralyzed. -lust as he lost conscious-
ness, he felt an iron grip prying open his jaws and a piece of iron being forced
bfffwfffll MS fefith. Then jimmy was, to all appearances, unconscious.
Yet his mind was active. ln his unconscious state he saw two balls of
fire-like huge buzz-saws revolving in opposite directions, accompanied by
all the noise and sparks made by the clash of steel on steel-each trying to
grind a hole through his head, while through it all two choruses kept running
in his Illllldiilfjll my poor head-poor head, poor head," competing with
"One-two-three ffour buzz um tidi ummm one-five-siX- seven --
eight-buzz-um-tidi-", until his head resembled a battleground for
Then suddenly all noise ceased-the wheels stopped revolving, and in
their stead appeared a solitary bright star, surrounded by innumerable
satellites. One peaceful, yet insistent question recurred to him-"ls this
death, or is it rather an artificial medium between life and death? lf this
is death, why do mortals so fear it? Here is no strife nor worry nor fear.
Here is no struggle for existence. Yet mortals fear death, Here I see no
terrible Justice, unless it be the bright silver star. But what-H
Here again his train of thought was interrupted -this time a complete
disappearance of the picture bvfore him, while a great weight seemed to be
removed from his body. Soon he felt the presence of human beings, and he
realized that he was conscious. lYith this realization came another-it would
nevr do for him to show the others he was conscious. Then suddenly he
remembered that patients "coming out of the ether" often become delirious,
and with this thought came still another-he could impress his family with
the fact that he worried over business matters. So, surreptititiously peep-
ing over his covers to make certain his brother was in the room, he began
"Remember the Findlay shipment, klohn. And the Taylor contract is not
yet complete. l'll have to visit Johnson again, l guess-"So he rattled on,
naming every customer on the books of the company, until he became ex-
hausted. Then he remembered something. :X patient always asks for water
after an operation. Then came the moans:-
"lYater, water waater wahter XYATER-XY.X'l'ER - XYATERW
"beginning with a whisper and gradually growing into a scream, until the
nurse brought a glass of ice-chips to him. Then he discovered that he
could not drink water-he could not bear the sight of it. The nurse looked
puzzled, shrugged her shoulders, and withdrew from the room. vlimmy's
brother came over to the bed, reached for the water, and stage-whispered,
"You poor fishl. XVater comes with an operation on tonsils not adenoidsf'
Qncc again was .limmy speechless.
A GLANCE BACKWARD
In thc Province gf Minsk, nestling between two hills, on the banks of
llohia River is situated mv native town Ti111kOWlChl- the llUPUlflfl0l1 ef
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which does not exceed two thousand. My hom-C is not directly in Timkovv-
ichi, but about fifteen minutes walk from it as the river 'ind 'orchard sc a-
rate us from the town .
Since the river was so near at hand, skating became our chief sport in
winter and swimming in the summer. On an average, mv brothers and I
went into the water five or six times a day. My father strongly objected
to this for a reason that he kept only to himself. tThat is one of his charac-
At the age of six. when parents usually send their children to school,
I was able to read and write Yiddish and translate a little of Hebrew. For
this I must thank my grandfather who willingly undertook to teach me.
The means of education in Russia, then, was very limited. We had no
public school except the one financed by the Greko-Catholic church which
was only open during the winter. The neighboring peasants sent their
children to this institution in winter and used them for work in the fields in
the summer time.
Life among the peasants is very wretched. The women work from
morning to night, some gleaning in the fields, others at home preparing for
the family meal as well as that of the cattle and swine. Winter finds the
peasants also occupied: they thresh their grain, pound the flax, spin and
weave it, and grind their grain. For the latter, the neighboring peasants
depended largely upon my father, who owned the only steam mill in the dis-
trict. tFuel for the mill consisted of peat dug in the bovs of the nfliffhborinof
In order to go to cheider tIfIebrew schooli it was necessary for me to
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walk some distance. Cheider let out at 8 P M. and during winter I would
fear to come home as it was exceedingly dark and cold. For this reason,
mother arranged for a private tutor who would come to our house daily and
teach me a little of everything. Although he knew very little Russian it
was from him that I learned to read and write the Slav script. I had spoken
Russian since Iwas a child and probably spoke it better than my lehref
As I grew older I started to cheider. Our rebi fHebrew teacherj taught
us the Bible only Cchumosh and tanachj. The entire week was spent in
repeating the same sedrah Cdivision of the Biblej. Our only happy school
day came but once a month. This was the day when the town's fire depart-
ment held its drill. Our rebi permitted us to watch them drill. NVe had no
modern fire extinguishers. If a fire were to bfC21li Out at might, the one
noticing it first would notify the captain who would, by means of a bugle
call, summon the rest of the force. Then someone would run the streets
shouting "Pazsharl' fI7ire". The men of the town would awaken and vol-
unteer to aid in the rescue and extinguishing work.
So, having spent two years in cheider I was enrolled in Narodnoye
Uchiliche just opened, and conducted by one who had not received govern-
ment permission to teach Russian publicly. as he, being a Jew, had nOt
been a graduate of the required courseg but owing to the fact that together
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with him were a Hebrew teacher and a Talmud instructor, it was sUPPO5'3d
by the police authorities that no Russian was taught. ,Xs a matter of fact,
half of the day was devoted to Russian. Thus in disguise and fear I stud-
ied here for one and one-half years becoming fairly well acquainted with the
iierman, Russian and Ilebrew languages.
In l'll2 school had to close. The I'ristau tchief of policel living in a
town nearby, became suspicious and made an investigation. I never can
forget the day when he and two subordinates entered the classroom during
a Russian recitation. QI may here note that Russian police are by far more
feared than those of ,Xmericaf As the three entered the room we imagined
that the whole government was with them. Qur schoolmaster, realizing
his fate. whitened and we became terrified thinking that our life rested with
their good will, XYithout saying much, they confiscated all the Russian
books, asking the individuals, "XYhat are you doing with these Russian
books F" Terrified as we were,- we had said very little. I recall. however,
that some answered. "My father teaches it to me." others 'Amy sister in-
structs me." ,
These answers only verified the truth, for what should we be doing
with Russian text books in school? The punishment, however, was inflict-
ed upon our teacher who fled the town and has never been heard of by me.
This incident I consider a crisis in my life for it was this that led me
to pursue my studies elsewhere.
I had a vision of the free education given in :Xmerica to which country
I yearned to go. An opportunity presented itself. My uncle was living in
America at this time and upon learning of my difficulties, wrote for me to
come, expressing deep concern for my welfare. Ilere began a violent men-
tal struggle with two opposing ideas. Ought I go to America leaving my
home and breaking family ties or should I stay in Russia with my chances
for education and progress limited? The question was not so debatable
perhaps in my mind as in the minds of my parents.
On Iulv l5, l9l-I I set sail for America. XYho can judge whether I have
done right ? Ilen Wald.
BOB REMOVES THE OBSTACLE
It was the noon hour at the Illaine Shoe factory and llob Martin was
eating his lunch with the f'bunch.',
"XXX-ll," said Eddie, "hurry up, Bob, we want to get a couple of games
of Kelly in to-day."
"You and the bunch can go," replied Bob, "I promised Mr. llermau
I would work extra to-day and try to finish that calf leather."
"Oh, trying to get a drag? XYell, I can say he won't get you anywhere..
Come on, fellows, let'5 go," and with this retort from Eddie, the "bunch"
left liolr to meditation.
"lX'ell, maybe, I won't get any extra pay," thought Bob, "but then Mr.
Ilerman asked me and I'll do it."
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So Bob went back to his work and had his job finished when the "bunch"
returned. ,lust then Mr. Herman came over and inspected the leather.
He found it perfect.
"Bob" he said, "I see you're a worker, so now, I'll see what I can do
for you. VVould you like to advance in the workshop or continue your
Bob was a junior in IVilson High school when the flood occurred. He
was the only son of a banker, XX'illiarn fllartin. The flood carried away all
the wealth of XYilson besides taking from Tom his two greatest treasures,
his mother and father. Left thus, he was obliged to go to work. He was
ambitious and was plowing ahead but just now the obstacle would not let
him go any further. That obstacle was lack of education. He was delight-
ed to even THINK of going back to high school but then, oh, he couldn't
"I sure would like to finish high school-" he replied eagerly, but I
can't afford it."
But Mr. Herman was planning. '
The next week, Robert Martin enrolled as a student in the part-time
course at the new XYilson High school. Une week he went to school, the
next he worked in the private office of Mr. Herman. Of course, he didn't
receive nearly so much money, but then he was getting an education, and
in addition, learning the plant "from gate to gate." For two years If-oh
kept coming and going and then graduation time came,
His best friend, Mr. Herman, attended the exercises. On their way
home, Mr. Herman said, "Now, llob, the position is open to you and so is
my home. I have no one, so let's live together."
Bob was confused. "XN'hat position do you mean?" he asked..
"VVhy the position I have had open since I came here-a real assistant.
ou stayed from your daily game of Kelly, I knew you
Ever since the day y
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could climb. Though you are only nineteen, you will be my assistant.
Now, Bob bosses the "bunch" and they all have a "pull" with him. He
has awakened their ambitions, too, for they don't play Kelly so often at noon.
llob climbed, but he couldn't have climbed without
the aid of the Part-
Time course His education was flimsy he knew, and that helped to make it
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AN OLD SCHOOL CLOCK
There you sit and grin at me with your placid, immobile face, seeming
to publish broadcast to the world the fact that it is no concern of yours
whether "school keeps or not? XYhat a world of pent-up feeling surges over
me at the thought I have just uttered! 'fOr notu-the limitless marvelous
possibilities embodied in those tiny words. 1But to come back to you, old
clock. There you sit-but then you cannot help it since you are stationary
-cut-cut-cutting the slices of minutes and hours from the loaf of time. See,
Old clock, you almost move me to poetry, which rustless my emotions dan-
gerously. I ruminate .,......... - ,.,....... - .,.........,..,,............ - .........,.............
The man who created your first ancestor-I wonder if he fully realized
what a wonderful gift and nerve-racking burden withal constituted in his
discovery. You are proud of that first ancestor, immensely proud. Your
face just now wore an expression that was at once pleased and haughty
He was a wonderful being, a pioneer, and worthy of your pride.
Your family is legion. You range from ancient Grandfather Clock to
fragile, dainty Boudoir Clock. who has just made her debut. Oh, I must
not forget Baby Ben, the infant prodigy, of the numerous watch family,
which is noted for being so prolific. Somewhere in the world today, one
of your second cousins is dragging out the lagging, endless hours for the bride
that is to be. Somewhere, your uncle, seated on the desk of the warden, is
chopping off the flying seconds that stand between existence and death for
the doomed convict. lYhile all this is going on, you continue to ceaselessly
sound the warning that next period I shall have a test, that even now I should
be practicing the doctrine of preparedness.
Do you know, old clock, you looked so cross with your hands placed
that way just now? A moment ag'o-or was it really fifteen minutes agoi
you were so pleasantly moved. Perhaps I offended you by mentioning the
watch family. I realize that the relationship is painful to you. Your ex-
pression reminds ine of something I shall see next period, and. incidentally.
of that TESL Tllall lest, the test ,,.. ,,,......,,i,...,,..,.,.,,,,i,, y vhy, the be-ll?
How you have sped around! XYhen one offends you, you wreak re-
venge on him by simply whirling your hands over your face, crowding forty-
five clock minutes into five real ones. lYe go. The bell invites us-the
bride to her wedding, the convict to death-and I to my test. Hear it not.
for it is the knell that summons all of us to doom,
Many a time have I heard this remark from friends, "I wish it were
tomorrow." I myself have often expressed the same desire. We all seem
to be living for the future-a life of expectancy with very little realization.
If Mary has been invited to the fraternity dance, for weeks she wishes
that the day were already here and when that day does come she is but so
many days older. The dance may be a success or failure for her but that
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night she has attained her wish that the day were here qjhe relaxeq but
not for ver f lon0" she '- -A 4' - - - , . - -
3 g, IQ again longing for thc seemingly eluswe future.
IXln1e riding on the car the other day, I Overjwmd the motorman Say
to his companion, "No, I prefer the Lincoln route. The days pass much
7 Y 5, . .
faster when the route is longer. He, too, was wishing maybe ngt for the
morrow but for the near e11d to his wearisome day We are happy to my
that the Clay has passed quickly. XN'e say it with satisfaction, for it means
that our work has interested us to such an extent that we missed the passing
of the day. I
I often wonder why we wait so impatiently for the bend around the
road of time. And sometimes I think that the answer lies in that love of
adventure, that love of the unknown which is inherent in all of usp and some-
times it is that this existence in reality is but a passing life leading to higher
and better things- "Dreams are thC stuff of life" and that wishing for the
tomorrow is but a dream by which we lure ourselves into happiness.
With tastes there is no disputing. I have always been an omnivorous
reader, but as I look back, the first book that ever made a distinct impres-
sion on me was my "Gil P-las." I have opcned the book to reread it time
and again, and each time the magic of the book has enthralled me. Each
time the shrewd and likable Gil has stepped forth, 'made his bow, and led
me with him in his journey over a Spain long since dead.
The next books that engaged my attention were those of XVilliam Morris
He who has not made the journey to the "XVell at the NNIorld's End," with
Ralph and Ursula, cannot he said to have traveled far in the realms of fancy.
I-Ie who has not wandered with the Red Boy up and down the banks of the
"Sundering Floodf' has missed a journey into Arcadia. Few indeed are the
students who have read the Icelandic Sagas translated by Williani Morris
and Erikir Magnusson, yet from these books Maurice Hewlett draws his
style as well as the material of many of his stories.
I have always felt myself a personal friend of Theodore Roosevelt, bea
cause he read and appreciated George Borrow. It is impossible to describe
any of Borrow's books. They are all an expression of Borrow's strange person-
ality. If you like Borrow you like him greatly, and if you don't--you donlt.
A taste for Borrow cannot be acquired.
It would be the rankest ingratitude on my part if I should forget to men-
tion my old friends, the cheerful, chubby Pickwick, Sam XYeller, and how I
but amusing scoundrel, Hajji Baba, over Persia and wild Turkestan.
Speaking of Hajji Baba, I wonder how many have read "Hajji Haba in
Ispahanf' by James Morier, the book which Lord Curzon praised so highly
as being the best book ever printed on Persia and the Persians.
A5 1 think gf 311 these books I remember the first time I opened the
leaves of f'XWith Fire and Sword," bv Sienkiewiecz, and rushed thru Poland
with Pan Yan in search of Princess Helena and the mad Cossack hero,
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BOQWU1- This is a book as good and as interesting as "The Cloister and the
Do not make the mistake of thinking that p easure 1
closed to you. If you too wish to travel through Spain with Gil Bias.
through Persia with Hajji Baba, and through England with Pickwick, the
recipe is simple, Some rainy day sit down before a fire, open any one of
these books, and as the old fairy tales say, you shall see what you Shall see.
1 ii these books is
Samuel Ginsberg 12B
One day. about six o'clock in the evening, I decided to go back to school
to get a book which I needed and which I had left in my desk.
As I entered the school building, I did not recognize it as the same
building I had left two and a half hours before. The halls were dark and
gloomy. Not a sound was to be heard exce'pt my footsteps resounding
throughout the corridor.
In my reporting room, I looked around. XYas this the same room?
Everything was in perfect order. The teacher's desk was somewhat differ-
ent from what I was used to seeing it. Instead of the haphazard array of
papers, there was a large, clean blotter. The whole room was exceedingly
clean and very, very quiet.
After I had obtained my book, I stepped into the hall again. There
were no shrill voices of boys and girls: no loud laughter: no running through
the halls at top specdg no shouting of the familiar, "Hello, there l": no con-
densed five-niinute-period conversations, such as "Ho, Mary, are you going
upstairs? Wait for ine."-"VVliat did you make in Englishil'-"Did you
get that French translated? I didn't"-"Oh, I hope he doesn't call on me
to recite today."
.X feeling of dvspondency came over me as I quickly walked from the
building. I recollectecl the sour looks that some teachers bestow on pupils
caught running in the halls or talking loudly, and I wondered whether, after
all, they would not prefer the misconduct of the students to this dead
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THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
'l he observance of "Open Night" on liriday, May l3. marked the formal
celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the lfifth 1-Xvenue lligh School.
The parents and friends of students. old Fifth Alumni, and members of the
School lloard of 13913 were invited to participate in the celebration. Every
room in the building was open to inspection by visitors: deinonstrations
were held showing the work of various classes: slides of our school activi-
ties and moving pictures were also shown,
The novel plans of the faculty members featured the program for the
evening. Miss Davis, dean of girls. assisted by our girls and members of the
art department, exhibited posters illustrating correct dress for high school
girls, useful home activities, and wholesome ainusements. Miss McKee
provided for actual demonstrations ot the classes in cooking. nursing, and
household management. The exhibit of Bliss Shea's clothing study class
illustrated the hygiene of dress as well as proper dress. and showed how the
buyer may study the best textiles and colors.
On the second and third floors was an educational exhibit, showing the
health. attendance. ant voca 1 2 i
and graphs were prepared by our vocational adviser, Klr. Spanabel, for the
l tim n tl Jroblems of thu high schools. The charts
purpose of revealing the advantages open to boys and girls who continue
their high school education.
The industrial department included in its exhibition blueprints of prac-
tical value, and products varying from Morris chairs and book cases to two
b th iroved to the great num-
The art exhibit and the activity pictures o 1
th- school has made decided ad-
ber that attended. that in twenty-five years t
hannels. The anniversary cele iration si c ' -- '
ing many people with the school and its works. thus stimulating a new inter
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Pupils of the Fifth Avenue High School:
Every young person in the Fifth Avenue High School is interested in
his future. lt is the ambiti f
on o everyone to be successful and to live a life
What thought are you giving to the choice of your life work? If you
have not or can not decide about your vocation, talk it over with your teacher
or come to see your Counselor in Room 212. If you have made a choice,
analyze it somewhat after the following outline prepared by Dr. Brewer of
l. VVhat importance to society has thc occupation?
2. What things are actually done by a person who is in this calling?
Caj Make a list of them.
trbj Outline a typical day's work.
3. What are the main advantages of the occupation?
faj Service to humanity?
tbl Chance to learn?
i Demand for workers?
tel Growing importance of vocation?
ffj Interesting work?
Chl Friends and Associates.
tml Ethical conditions?
tnj Other Points?
4. What are its disadvantages and problems?
5. VVhat preparation is necessary or desirable?
6. NVhat are the other requirements for success?
7. What income may be expected-at first and later? .
8. What effect has the occupation on the social, civic, physical, recre-
ational, and moral life of the worker?
EF.. SP.-XNAlgl'E.L, Vocational Counselor.
The most decisive victory a person can gain over himself. is that of
developing complete mastery or control of his mind and actions. One of the
greatest steps towards attaining this end was taken by the Fifth Avenue
High when the llebating Society was organized. It should be everyone's
ambition to develop this ability. Learn to think on your feet, when hun-
dreds of people are staring at you, and measuring every word you utter!
Become a straight square self-reliant thinker and 1'C2lSOUCl'l
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HER FIRST SUCCESS
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5 ll save tlul ship, slic came tlimugh zmrl is iww rezicly to sail for
lt is liupcrl that her first success will nut also lic lu-r last and that she
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'lhe Math Lluli this year has pursued a definitely outlined plan most
successfully. The principal aim of the club this year has been to make
clear the somewhat hazy idea of the things about us, The various discus-
sions treating' upon mathematics in nature, astronomy, art and music, to-
gether with the most enjoyable talks on the Fourth Dimension, Logarithms
and the Slide Rule. Ytoinen in Mathematics and Twenty Century Mathemat-
ics fixed the relation of mathematics to these subjects most permanently in
the minds of all those who heard them.
Realizing the limited time for discussion upon such inexhaustible sub-
jects special pains were taken to call extra meetings for added or preliminary
explanations. The following' are worthy of particular mention:
Illustrated Astronomical Lecture by Dr. Ogden.
A Trip to the Allegheny Observatory, the Slide Rule by Mr, Smith
1ofA. XY. Smith K Col.
THE COMMERCIAL CLUB
The Lfommercial Club is becoming one of the most active of the school.
The numbers on the program thus far this semester have been just full of
the "pep," which tends to keep the students wide awake. Recent numbers
were talks on Conimerce by XVni. Knowlan, salesmanship by Abe xYl1lG1', and
the manufacture of glass by Samuel Calinsky. A very entertaining dialogue,
"Dad says so, ,-Xnyhow", was given by Freda Cohen and Maurice Rosen-
Iwrg. M, S. 12B
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THE DELPHIAN LITERARY SOCIETY
Two divisions of this activity, A and ll, meet together in the Auditorium
on alternate XYednesdays but have separate programs. This novel plan
has proved to be successful inasmuch as the union of the sections gives the
inspiration of a larger audience while the separation of the programs pro-
motes a friendly and healthful rivalry.
That the activity is in a vigorous condition, and that the student body
realizes the benefits to be obtained by participation in it, is proved by the
fact that the guardians found it necessary to close the bars of admission
early in the semester, because of its greatly increased size.
Furthermore. it may be said that the Literary Society is actually accom-
plishing that for which it has reason to exist. One claim is that this activitv
prepares students for taking part in public meetings of a utilitarian or eri-
tertaining character. lt is with a sense of gratification, therefore, that we
can substantiate this claim. XYe note with pride that in the recently chosen
dlass play cast ten of the eleven are from the Literary Society, three
from section A and seven from Section B. .
The class of June '21 takes from the Society many of its able members.
XVe regret their leaving, but extend to them our best wishes along with our
On February 29, Dr. I. H. Dickason, .-X, Bl., connected for more than
twenty years with the College of TYooster, at XYooster, Ohio, gave an ex-
tremely interesting and unique talk to the Seniors in Room 400. He em-
phasized the importance of the last year of school, and the ensuing entrance
into the world. This period of our life he compared to the position of a
man on third base, in an important game of baseball, when the runner must
rely upon his own abilities to bring him home. Examples were given of men
who by determination and work, have become successes in life, though
they were greatly handicapped by their lack of opportunities when begin-
Such a talk inspires one with new zeal and puts before one the great
possibilities of success which can be achieved only be overcoming obstacles
through determination and hard work.
THE FRIENDSHIP GIRLS
The friendship girls had a roasing St. Patrick's Party at the Y. VV. C. A.
and the showing of members was large. The feature of the party WHS 21 Plg
And pretty little kittens al D . D
Friendship girls for little tots in hospitals. XYhat if their whiskers weren't
eirirfht place or if their goo goo eyes were of a queer color-it's
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the principle of the thing that counts and a cat s a cat for a that. .
Ijid Wm SCG Our new grunt,-the Fashion Show? Beautiful girls, mar-
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velous and stunning clothes qborrowed from the generous Co-ed firm of
Kaufman X llaer's stoelcl, strains of delightful music fwe thank Xlr. Demin-
ler and his protegesi soft lights-isn't it enough to make any real g'irl's heart
Miss Margaret Dewer Qave us a hcl :ful talk about our "l'ledU'e." Miss
m, x by
Marianne Rea. another charming friend of 'Miss Reineclces inspired us
with a practical tallc about our privileges and opportunities as girls.
A May Hike, girls! where we alternated between club sandwiches and
club songs. Always enough pep to go around!
The Friendship Club is delighted tu pronounce its program for the
year a success and takes pleasure in announcing the fact that our treasury
is overflowing with the harvests of this prosperous year. This means that
we are financially placed LU have quite a number of girls go to Camp Nepa-
win where Friendship girls from many states come together for a glorious re-
Mav future years be as successful as this one of 1920-21 has been fo:
the Friendship Club. M- Z-
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LEADERS' CORPS BANDS
llavc you iwticctl thc gwlcl arm hands tht- Leaders' Corps Girls wear
src-ry Tuesday? They havc a black design with the words "Athletic Lead-
ers" fm a ground uf gold.
Any girl wcariiig an tvliicial hand has authority tu aid in taking' charge
ut gyni classes, llllIll'lJYl1lQ' liygichic comlitiuiis in sclitml and taking' chargu
of thc Class tlllll'llZl1lli'lllS tu hc hclcl in the near futurc.
Ont- ul tht- clutics ul a Ixaclcr umlcr thc st-ctiml puiut, is that of caring'
fm' tht- vt-ntilatitm in thc class -whims, Often :1 teacher iu one room all day
rhit-s mit uwticc stuffy ur clusc air which will at once attract the attention
lil a pwsuii Cullllllg' intl: tht' rwum. lrlcrc, the l.t'aclcrs' Liurps members 611-
fluavur tu lit- of aitl.
Il there is an 111lll3'Q'QlllC cumlitiuu ahuut the scluml. rt-port the matter
to any girl wearing' a hahcl. lf tlic situation is lueytmcl ht-r scope, she will
rt-pfirt it to higher authorities, whii will clti their utmost to Correct the fault.
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PITT LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC CONTEST
The Sixth Annual luter-lrligh School Literary and Scientific Contest
was held May seventh, at the University of Pittsburgh.
For good work, the contestants not only obtain gold. silver and bronze
medals, but they win points for their school.
The following students were chosen by the faculty to represent us this
Declamation Clara Schnurer
' Yetta Malamude Y Alice Coll
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etta Browdle Latin Division II
Hymen Flansbaum William Toth A.
Extemporaenous Speaking Lillian Steinberg x
Morris Greenburg il Harry Blcws
, American History
Essay Writing XVilliam Conomos
Alma Hlavac Edison Bainter
Clarence Faust V
Mathematics Division II
French Victor Eisenstein
Rose Margolis George Smith
Albert Golomb I . . .
Abe Starr Mathematics -Division III
Letter Wfifing Alexander Bazilovich
Matilda Siegel Albert Golomb
it Bronze Medal
X Honorable mention
THE WOOD SHOP
The Fifth Avenue High Shops have been doing some good work, not
only for the school itself, but for other groups that ask for help.
For the Red Cross the boys have folded small booklets and pamphlets
which were to be distributed in the downtown districts. The same boys
in small groups helped to pack for one day at the Red Cross building.
Instead of working on the work assigned them, a group of boys made
small tools to accommodate the large number of pupils that eat in the lunch
One hundred and fifty folding chairs are now being completed for use
in the various school auditoriums. These chairs are made simply, but they
are fairly comfortable. Their main advantage, however, is that they fold
into one piece.
A large filing cabinet for use in the offices of the Board of Education
ig just being' Started by two shop pupils. This cabinet is needed badly and
is to be completed as soon as possible. It is a large one with three sliding
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Lumber is being ordered by our school for the making of twelve sets
f . .
o jumping standards for use in our physical training work in the grade
1 n part is being done by the shop students but the large
iron bases are being formed in our own machine-shop room.
Sll0P Sfl1Cl611tS are always kept busy on odd jobs in our own class rooms.
Recently in 212 two blackboards were removed and put in a more Conven-
ient position. The piano in room 400 b
I-lishopls boys were called on for help.
schools. The woode
ecame slightly broken, and Mr.
One of the important accomplishments of our school-shop is the making
of a large trophy cabinet which will be completed in a month or so. This
cabinet is placed underneath the large memorial tablet on the first floor hall.
The trophies Fifth has won up to date will be stored here.
When a school can do such work as this, she is a school to be proud of
by every one of its pupils. RALPH SCA-XNlGiA 11B
NEWS' IN BRIEF
In the corridor of the first floor is an old. print of George Washington
This has been in the family of Mrs. Bonar, wife of the Superintendent of
Buildings, for at least seventy-Five years. She gives this picture to our high
school. Vile appreciate this as another evidence of the kind feeling that the
Bonars have for Fifth Avenue High School. The name Bonar suggests our
beautiful mural painting entitled "The Spirit of Libertyfl
The 12B class is laying the foundation for its future social success, by
holding dancing classes every Monday in the basement. Marked interest
has been taken in the plan, the object of which is to eliminate all wall-
flowers from socials. This will be accomplished by teaching everyone to
dance, at least a little. It is quite evident that with the willingness and fur-
ther co-operation of the class, and the gracious guidance of their chaperon.
Miss Mcflenahan. the 12B class will hold extremely successful socials in the
Miss Abigail Hill of Room 313 has been absent from school for quite a
while. As a result of the grief and anxiety caused by her mother's death,
Miss Hill "broke-clown." Her illness was also due to a series of severe colds
which finally developed into the "flu,"
Miss l-lill writes that she will- be back as soon as the warm and pleasant
days set in. XYe hope those days will come soon because we surely do miss
"East is East and lYest is Wlestf' yet their scholars twain have niet in
our own high school with the coming of a new student, Ting Yu Yang.
Last March, Yang came to America from China, where he was graduated
from the Preparatory Government University at Peking. He is now taking
a commercial course and expects to enter college for a business training. Many'
liifth students who have made friends with hime find that he speaks English
quite well, and that he plays the American game of baseball with as much
zeal and pleasure as any other boy.
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Do you know that you can getlanattractive hat for two dollars Oy lege?
Do you want to know where? Ask Miss Shea's Millinvry Class. Can you
imagine those chic little hats the girls are wearing, costing only about 3200?
Wlell. it is true!
Here's how. The girls, that is, most of them, buy a buckram frame in
any 'five and ten' for twenty cents for the brim and ten cents for the crown'
They cover this frame with straw or ribbon. One girl used thirteen yards
of straw braid which she also bought at the 'five and ten'. This straw is
sewed to the frame by deft fingers. The hat is then linfd and with a little
trimming is complete. This trimming may be an attractive bunch of flow-
ers, not gaudy. oh no! or maybe a loop of ribbong or maybeAanything the
In addition to making hats, the class is learning how to make their own
fabric flowers. Dainty ones made from bits of organdy, crepe. silk, etc
just the thing for summer hats! Don't you wish you knew how to make
these little fancies?
Have you seen those posters hanging in the first floor hall? Aren't
they beautiful and suggestive of mystery and adventure? The Japanese one
the poster with the warriors combating the dragon, was made by Leroy
Wlible, assistant staff artist. Its brilliant coloring attracts tht eye, making
one notice every detail. As contrasted with this study in reds and yellows,
there is the Chinese poster made by ,lack Johnson. lts coloring is more
subdued: soft greys and greens. Reading compared to Aladdin's Lamp!
Magic! Mystery! Like that wonderful lamp, reading will give one al-
most everything one wants. The poster with the castle as the main attract-
ion was made by Bessie Melnick. At once there arose in my mind a picture
of the castle in Ivanhoe. Boys crave adventure, mystery, hair-haising situ-
ations: do girls?
Do you know that there is a library in our school? How manyimake use
of this eiccellent opportunity to become acquainted with the various authors?
Do you know that reading is the key to knowledge?
Read more books! Read more books! M. G-
INSIDE BASKET-BALL INFORMATION
A Week-End Trip
As a conclusion to their successful season, the basketball girls accom-
panied by Miss McClenahan, took a week-end trip to the Chautauqua Camp
at Verona. Cold weather and even snow only increased the fun.
The team took their own "eats" and cooked them on a log-fire. Blan-
kets lugged from home, in conjunction with mattresses, made real cosy-
The chief attraction of the trip was some lessons in the art of self-defense.
given by the coach. Her lessons were illustrated by actual demonstrations.
Another feature of the trip was a number of games of hockey which were,
needless to say, hotly contested. The girls are eagerly looking forward to
their next hike.
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Boys' Team Entertained ' --
The boys' basketball team was entertained at the home of Marguerite
NX'enzlick, Thursday, April 22. Vlfhile waiting for cars in which to return
home after an enjoyable evening, fortunate people who live Heil? SChOOl
learned something of the "ins and outs" of the Hazelwood car system, which
try the souls of the less fortunate ones who must ride to school.
A Surprise Party For Miss McClenahan
The girls' basketball team held a surprise party in honor of Miss Mcflen-
ahan, April 22, at the home of "Chubby" Irwin, one of the members of the
team, who graduated in -Ianuary. The girls kept their secret so well that
their coach knew nothing of the party until they arrived. This disproves the
old saying that girls cannot keep a secret.
Cn March 12, Miss Mcflenahan gave a luncheon in honor of the girls
of the team, at her home in Uellevue. After the luncheon there was dancing
and stunts by some of the girls. As usual, everyone hated to leave and thus
end the pleasant time.
THE SENIOR B'S SOCIALLY
The keynote of the future success of the 1213 class was sounded on May
10. 1921, when their inaugural G. T. S., CGet Together Socialb was
held. It did all that it was intended to do and more, for from start to finish
the guests were made merry by games, dances, a mock circus and. of course,
refreshments. Lillian Shapiro, the social chairman, and her assistants have
our appreciation for the way the affairs was conducted.
A "Mock" circus which bids fair to rival the gorgeous "Barnum X Bail-
ey" was produced by Miss McClenahan. She even went so far as to have
some of the members of the class resemble a tame menagerie. The troupe
included clowns, dancing horses, bears, elephants, a fancy dancer, two baby
actresses, a tight rope walker, a ring master, a wild man, a snake charmer
and a Ford automobile. The wilder animals were on a hunger strike and
would not leave their cages to perform. A farmer and his wife had gained
entrance to the show and caused a lot of commotion by hurling ignorant 1'6-
marks at the performers.
ldresiclent X'Viner talked on HThe Opportunity of a Sociable Class." The
remainder of the evening was spent in games and dances. lt was a first
class social. S. K,
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OUR ART EXHIBIT
b lt seems a happy circumstance that the Art Exhibit of the Ulrlundred
Friends of Pittsburgh Art" should have come to us on the twenty-fifth anni-
versary of our school. Each year the "Hundred Friends" purchase one thous-
and dollars' worth of pictures from the collection of the .-Xssociated Artists.
a group of Pittsburgh painters. The pictures thus procured are presented
to the Pittsburgh schools, remaining about one semester in each school. The
presentation of Mr. Bonar's painting, "The Spirit of Liberty" did much to
awaken an interest in art at the Fifth Avenue High School. The arrival
of the recent collection set the school further on its career of art appreciation,
and is, indeed, an appropriate culmination to a quarter century of, real
VYhile these pictures remain with us, we should take advantage of them
to learn artistic values.-Contrasted conceptions of Pittsburgh, as seen thru
the eyes of two artists, are shown in "The Mill Evening," by
George XY. Sotter, and "A Duslcy Morning," by A, ll. Gorson.
Painting Pittsburgh has been Mr. Gorson's major work, and he
uses the cool colors-green, gray, blue, green and silver effects.
011 the -other hand, Mr. Sotter's representation ot the city is
in the warmer side of the spectrum-violet. rose and gold. In the first
case the citv is seen thru a thin, cold atmosphereg in the second, the city is
enveloped in a rich mantle of glowing colors. In which way do you see
Perhaps the most distinguis ie o o i 1
VVhen but twenty-tour vears old, he entered the painting "Louine," Know
in our collectionl, whic
rnsidered 1 masterpiece 'Since that time it has won many
l d i l cal iainters is Malcolm Parcell.
h was exhibited all over the United States and Cana-
da, and was cg : 1 . - ,
prizes, among which is the Salus gold medal, the most coveted art prize in
- f f' 1 ' ' cl 'l't' a' a decorative painter, Parcell has
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been able to produce the picture "Helen," which is a tonal picture-one so
modulated as not to stand out boldly.
Equal in distinction with Parcell is the late Fred Demmler, brothel' tO OUT
own Mr. Demmler, and producer of the painting, "Vera" This Picture is fl
study in relaxation: even the colors in it seem to relax, giving no sharp def-
inition. From the artist's point of view, the picture is an exceedingly in-
teresting color composition. Klr. Demmler excelled in character portraiture
and delighted in child portraiture. He was considered among the most
promising artists of the country. His death in army service abroad, "Cut
the bough that might have grown full straight."
Included in our exhibit is one group of pictures that are productions of
the Impressionistic School. The impressionist encounters the difficult task
of reproducing his first impression, which is the truest and the strongest
one. The "XYhite Parasol," by Miss Elizabeth Rothwell, an in-
structor at the Teachers' Training School. is typical of this class. In
this group one can hardly help noticing the colorful portrait, "The Chinese
Smocku by Olive F-kemp, "Flowers" is a decorative impressionistic painte
ing by E. XY. Metzkes, who is a decorator of eftraordinary ability. XVhile
decorating Mr. Henry Ford's home, he produced, in his spare moments, about
two hundred sketches of value. Metzkes often wakes up at four o'clock
in the morning in order to devote the two hours before his regular work
to painting pictures.
Since it makes so universal an appeal, "The Circus Passes Through Our
Village" is quite a popular picture. Its fullness of color gives it the spring
atmosphere of lightness and frivolity which is best seen thru the eyes of
Christ Walters and Samuel Rosenberg are two intimate friends whose
work has attracted favorable comment in national and international art
circles. In his studio in the Penn building, IValters has painted, "A Sum-
mer Nightn which falls into the class of tonal paintings. The picture has
a sort of quivering effect, which gives it an atmosphere of mystery and
calls forth feeling. Samuel Rosenberg's, "For a Boy in France," noted for
its simplicity of composition, was painted at the artist's former home in
Dinwiddierstreet, almost under the shadow of our own school.
One of the first Pittsburgh painters is A. Bryan XValls, whose "Across
the Fields" is typical work. for it is a picture of sheep. Painting sheep
is his hobby.
Space hardly permits a detailed study of the rest of the paintings which
all, to be sure, have unusual qualities. This may be said, however, that
aside from the standpoints from which the preceding paintings have been
judged, there are also the peculiarities of the pictures to be noted. One is
an interesting study in monochronism tone color artl. another in light and
shadow. and a third in detail. By so observig the qualities of the various
paintings we may find them a source of education as well as of pleasure.
L'ntold benefits may be derived from these paintings. Wfho can say
lint that they may be the inspiration to some latent talent in this verv
school? Surely, they influence us all to see the more beautiful in life, to
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set high among our ideals, the ideal of beauty and to bring into our sur-
roundings the beautiful and artistic. Thus these paintings may enable the
students of our school to enter upon a new period of growth-an artistic
growth- YICTOR l2lFENS'l'lilN.
THE STEPHEN FOSTER HOME
So few of us take advantage of the many opportunities offered us right
here in our own city. To think that many of us have lived all of our
lives in this city and yet have never visited the home of Stephen Collins
Foster, one of the greatest, if not the greatest. musician l7'ittsbui'gh has ever
known, in fact, one of our very few national musicians!
He.was born in a small cott-a-ge inf-the 3600 block of Penn Avenue on
July 4, ISZ6 and he died in New York in 186-L, a little over a half-century
ago. His father was a prominent man, who owned the arsenal, which i5 a
few squares from the Foster home. His mother was from the South, and
from her he acquired his sympathy for the negro, which later inspired him
to write his songs for the negro minstrels.
Now that the opportunity to visit the Stephen Foster home presented
itself, I took advantage of it. Upon entering the room where relics of Fos-
ter are kept, I found portraits of Stephen, his father and his mother. There
was also a glass case containing some of the instruments which he played.
the flageolet, which he learned to play by himself at the age of seven, and
the flute. The case also contains the wedding ring which Foster presented
to his wife, an old family Bible, some original portraits of the Foster fam-
ily, and the original manuscript of "Open Thy Lattice, Love," one of his
famous songs. The most interesting thing in the room, however, is the
piano, which Foster played on. It is a quaint looking instrument, much
smaller and quite different from the ones we now use. The wood is decay-
ing and the keys are very stiff and hard to strike. They sound peculiarly
now on account of their age. Many of them do not sound at all.
When I left this room I inquired of the man, who had ushered me in,
if he lived in the house. He informed me that he lived there with his
mother. I did not think much of this other than he was the caretaker, perhaps,
but imagine my surprise when I found out that I was talking to the only
grandson of Stephen Foster, and that his mother, Mrs. Marion Foster Welsh,
was Fosters only child! I immediately poured a volley of questions upon
him and he very' graciously answered all of them and told me many things
which I did not ask him.
"My grandfather," said he, "was of a fine, modest, sensitive nature, but
he was too easily led by his companions. He was a well educated man,
having attended some of the best schools, and being versed in many for-
eign languages. He was a lover of nature and would wander off into the
Woods and there muse upon the birds, trees, and brooks. He was also very
fond of animals and always had some pet or another. At one time he even
had a pet monkey,"
"XN'hat led him to write negro melodies?" I asked.
"He sympathized greatly with the negroes, but he wrote the negro mel-
odies mostly because he wrote for the negro minstrels who were very com-
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mon in his day. He wrote "My Old Kentucky Home" while visiting on a
plantation on Federal Hill, Kentucky."
Foster published, in all, about one hundred seventy-five songs. The
most popular of these are: "Old Black Joe," "Old Uncle Ned," HBIEISSHTS
in the Cold, Cold Ground," "Come XYhere My Love Lies Dreaming." "Louis-
iana Belle," His last song was "Beautiful Dreamer."
"And is it true that he sold many of his songs to Edward Christy and
allowed them to be printed bearing the name of Christy as author and com--
poser?" I continued.
"Yes, that is true," came the reply, "but he received a very small sum
for his compositions. lt is said that Christy paid him S500 for 'lOld Folks
at Homei' but he really received only fifteen for that composition."
Upon this, he ventured to remark that the Stephen Foster home, though
owned by the city, was being sadly neglected. The house, he said. was in a
bad condition, needing many repairs.
It is time for the city of Pittsburgh to make an effort to improve this
home in some way or other. Laxness in such a matter is totally inexcusa-
ble in a land which can boast of so very few co'mposers.
MAY FESTIVAL TO BE REVIVED
Among the many movements begun by the Musicians' Club of Pittsburgh
this year is the revival of the old May Festival which was in progress about
eight years ago. The movement has been taken up by several influential
persons and organizations of this city and is on its way to success. Large
contributions have already been made. 'Mrs Taylor Allderdice is chairman
of the executive committee.
The festival will be held on the 7th of june at Syria Mosque, Ar-
rangements have been made for two performances. The afternoon pro-
gram will be given by a chorus of six hundred high schoolstudents, another
of the same number composed of grade school students, and a combined
orchestra of seventy members. Fifth will have fifty-five representatives,
forty-five in the chorus and ten in the orchestra. The program for the even-
ing will be rendered by the choral organizations of the city.
The proceeds of this affair are to go to the Pipe Organ Fund. This fund
will be at the disposal of any school that wishes and has room to install an
PITTSBURGH,S CELEBRATED VISITORS -
lf one were to stay in Pittsburgh long enough certainly he would meet
everybody in the world, or to modify that somewhat, everyone who stands
out as a thinker, leader or pioneer.
This dusky city of ours last month teemed with celebrities. In the
course of a little more than the month of March proper, among those who
appeared here were Miss Alice Robertson, the Congresswoman from Okla-
homa, Gilbert K. Chesterton, the platitude king from England, Mary Garden,
supreme opera star with more than a voice and director of the great Chicago
Upera Company, Fannie llurst, Lillian Gish, John Drinkwater, Sir Qliver
lsoilge, Sir Phillip Gibbs, Donal OlCallaghan, Mrs. Terrence Mc?-winey, Ig-
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nace jan Paderewski, Charles XVakefield Cadman, Claire Sheridan, Roger XY
Babson, Vtfalter Lipman and Ellis Parker Butler.
Of Miss Robertson it is said that Pittsburgh found her so reassuringlv
different from what she might have been that she brought to us the inno-
cent emotions of a lyrical Barrie play. Chesterton, however, seemed gr hopg-
less proposition. His cumbersome form polished to seal-like smoothness and
timid manner of uttering platitudes from the lecture platform consitute a
highly dramatic scene. However, the necessity of conforming to the will of
advisers who urged upon him the adoption of a diplomatic stand, detracted
from his lecture, but not greatly enough to hide his true genius and charm-
Mary Garden, unique in her capacity as director of the Chicago Opera
Company, gave Pittsburgh a glimpse of a woman as a combination of prima
donna and business woman, 'ller vocal efforts received their usual casual
approval. but she again shone as an intense dramatic artist.
Miss Hurst, finally coerced into visiting this city, gave interesting side-
lights on the writing art in informal talks before two local women's organiz-
ations, one, the Pittsburgh XVomen's Press Club. She told fellow craftsmen
of her methods in character delineation. Those of whom she writes in her
clever short stories, are not real people, but are composites of human types.
To refute the general opinion that succssful writers may dash off their copy
in an indifferent manner, she tells of her unremitting labor at her Remington.
and contends that six hours daily have brought her her present measure of
Miss Gish was as unassuming in her oratory as she is accomplished in
her screen presentations. She is one cinema celebrity who is applying in-
telligence to her work, and acknowledges she has not yet achieved perfection
but is gathering impressions first hand through her associations.
Coincident with the staging of his second play, "Mary Stuart" in New
York, John Drinkwater lectured in Pittsburgh, giving a close interpretative
study of the motives which underlay the writing of his Abraham Lincoln,
which was appearing here at that time.
Sir Qliver Lodge, the mystic, Sir Phillip Gibbs, war correspondent, and
Claire Sheridan, scupltress, all from England, projected views on various
phases of llritish life, letter
and writer on psychic phenomena. 1 ' C,
accredited war correspondents, Gibbs has attained distinction as a publicist.
The purpose of his appearance here was to foster better relations between
the two great Fnglish speaking nations. Miss Sheridan Sifwe intimate Pei"
cr 4 ' P . .
Sonality Sketches gathered during her tour of Russia during the Revolution
when she sculptored Lenine and Trotzky. I
The other side of the British-Irish controversy now occupying the cen-
ter of the international stage was represented by Donal O'Lallaghan,, Lord
Mayor of Cork who spoke before an immense gathering of Irish protagonl
ists at Exposition Hall. I D I
famous folk have come and gone, each leaving something of his
s and art. Sir Oliver is the foremost lecturer
Since making his mark as one of the few
genius in his wake. Cllffofd RYan-
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1-Xiu-, tnuiiivific lwlz ni 1
' living' students til the class
tif 1915 are ctnnpleting' their inetlieftl
etiurst' :tt I'itt this -Iune: Ilenjainin
, QI durt- K. liztrrlner, UI, Stanley
,Xndrt-sun, Iirzink l':flXYfl1'flS. :incl Sane
Iinrl Mtixti M1 I tx int xx
. '. -1 'z 'ns recently
nizrrried tu Miss Sarah lliekztrt.
Miss rlirrztee M. Price, lfeh. '17, will
Q11 tri Itztly in -lune in euiiipztiiy with
sevt-ral eullege senirirs :ind piwift-sstn's
xi hu will zittend tht- cert-inrniies in erin-
neetitin with the et'lt-lntitifni HI the six
Ininrlredtli zinnixt-rsztrv ul tht- tlegtth ut
llzinte. 'lihe trip will he nizrtlt- on in-
iit.ttiiin nl the King tif Itzilv. Nearly
xtix twillt-ge til' stxtnding :intl evt-ry
nnivt-rsitv in the Lnited Ntwtes will ht-
. t ,
iw-1ii't-st'iittwI in tht- iiztrty. Miss I'riee
IxrltII1'l'SL'Il1ILSUIIIIJVIII. Yzrssnr tftillege
Mr. Niinuel I'uss, 1'Ilfi, is une ul the
live students t-leett-il tri the Ilzrrvnrrl
I, nixtrsitv t'li:i1iteruI' I'hi IIt't'i Ii'llDII'l
t - 4 .
ti.ttvrnitv tri which tnnlv students til'
tht liiglivst st'IiuI:ti'sIiip 'trt' ztcllliittetl.
, . .
I ilth s Iiinitir ls upheld in everv evil- I
legit tri which she sends her represeiitzt-
tixvw. Iieeently we reeeivt-cl news uf
the grind rtftwml estzrlilisliecl luv Olll'
fiuxeiis f,itII.llIiIiRti, .'I.V.VIiXftlHf
.-Xlninni at Vennsylvzinia State College.
The Iollciwing students have finished
their freshman year with honors: Ir-
vun Iirtiwnlee, Feb, 1920. in agricul-
ture: Samuel Crtvtmks, .IUHG 1913, in en-
g'iiit'eriiig'q lYziIter Munhall, Feb, 1920,
in electrical engineering: and Samuel
Talenfeld. -Iune l'I1'I, in Chemical agri-
I'urcIue University. l.tlf2lyEttL', Intl,
is ztnntlier sehutil where we are well
represented. 'Iziines XYhitten. presi-
dent tif the hlzin, 10111 elztss and furiner
t-clitnr-in-chit-I tif "Life" has inside the
st-ennd highest average-I :Vs :ind 1-lil
-fznnniig twti huntlretl students, Swine
Nut only clti l7ifth's .Xlninni distin-
guish themselves in selitilftrship. hut
they dr: zilsu in wither fields. Xllillirlm
I, Reilly, -Iunt' l'Il7, is representing'
Iierh in deliritintg' this j'CZtI'.
XYhtm sztid luw salaries prevent girls
Irrnn lneetnniiig teachers? Ileittrire
Ilziylrir and l'l1'2l1lCCS lrwin, of lun, 119,
ezth Feiger, and -Iztne lltuvard, Iune
'20, set' ether zitlvzmtztges in teaeliinee
:ntl :Ire taking' Z1 course :tt the Pitt
Ilezicliers' Vllfilllllllg' Schutil,
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Daniel Marley, 1916, is a junior in
the School of Chemistry of the Univer-
sity of Pittsburgh.
Lucy Colella '18 is a junior in the
School of Design at Tech. She has
been teaching two hours on Saturday
for the past two years.
Minnie Glickman, Ian. '20 is com-
pleting her first year's work in dentis-
try at Pitt.
Miss Lillian Lawler. another of our
distinguished alumni, will be gradu-
ated in June from the University of
Iowa with the degree of Master of
Arts. She received a scholarship en-
abling her to work for a doctor's de-
gree. She is also Classical Librarian,
with "writing" as her chief pastimf.
She recently won second place in an
all-university play writing contest.
the first place having been given to :t
professional. Bliss Lawler has had
Latin plays published in the Classical
Journal which have been nresvnted by
Classical Clubs. She sends greetings
to our school:
Dear F. A. H. S. People:-
The State University of Iowa seems
a long, long way from Fifth Avenue
High School, if you use a map to
measure. But during these days
when you and I both are looking for-
ward to graduation, the two lie very
close together in my thoughts. XYhat
are we going to do next, you and I?
XYell, I for one have decided, and I
hope that you have, too.-I am going
on. More work, more study. more
school? Yes. Do you know that
since the war, with its accompanying
magnifying of business and hand-
work higher education faces the bars
possibility of a dearth of people to
carry it on? Vtfhat sort of country
should we have, do you suppose, if
our colleges, yes, and our high schools
too-had to close for lack of teachers?
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Think what F. A. H. S. has meant to
you.-l3on't you think you ought to
do everything in your power to pre-
vent other generations of young peo
ple, when they come up from the
grammar schools, from finding the
doors of the high schools closed
against them? That is exactly what
is happening in the small towns of the
Middle 1Yest. Uf my own field, Lat-
in. I should like to say niuchg let it
suffice that the demand for Latin
teachers is starting and salaries are
high,-but there are, oh, so few to fill
the vacant places! Just now the time
necessary for a college course may
frighten you. But I can tell you
from experience that it will fly by,
that you will never, never regret hav-
ing so passed it. And remember 1--
The teacher today is responding to as
real a need on his country's part as any
soldier who shouldered his rifle and
marched away to war. May F. A. H.
F. '21 tand '22, '25 and '24, too, for
'h'it matteril, respond welll
Lillian Ii. Lawler '15 .
Alr. and Mrs. Leon David Spink an-
nounced the marriage of their daugh-
ter Marion Cogswell to Mr. XYilliam
tfhester lirove 419161 on April 30 at
Attica. N. Y.
Charlotte Eva Craig 119173 was
married tu Mr. Silas Swain of Lynch-
burg, Virginia on April 26. She will
be at home after May 15 at 2905 Orbiti
Miss Fthel Kalassay, midyear 1917,
who recently was reported as the pri-
vate secretary of the treasurer of the
Hazelwood Savings Rank, is engaged
to be mari-iCd to Francis Fleichser,
an influential business man of Hazel-
Miss Elizabeth Kalassay, 1915, is
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happily married to the Reverend Mr.
Edward Yasvary, of Springdale. Pa.,
and is the proud mother of two chil-
Florence Murray '18 has been Mrs.
Arthur O'Xeill for the past two years.
Evelyn Krupnick june '19 is among
those who have married recently.
My Old Friends at Fifth Ave. High:
Greetings: It certainly seems good
to reflect for a few moments on some
of the days of yesteryear as a student.
It is quite a common opinion that one's
schooldays are his happiest-especial-
ly during the months of june and
-luly. How we loved them!
I have been asked to write a few
details about my profession. Though
always "dumb" in English and com-
position-tand about everything elsel
I ventured into the newspaper busi-
ness. lVhether it was fascination or
just the desire to some day become a
great writer, I do not remember, but
here l am today with a smile. Since
leaving Fifth, with the exception of a
year in France, I have drawn pay en-
velopes from the Cleveland Plain
Dealer, Detroit Free Press and the
Allow me here to congratulate the
members of your staff of Life. The
paper is more than interCsting and is
gotten up in real magazine fashion. The
contributions of many of the pupils
make me feel, as I read them, that
they are a thousand times better than
some of the compositions I handed in
to Kliss Davis while studying with
her. llut thanks to Miss Davis, she
tried hard enough.
Xvith the spirit of Fifth
tl. A. Siinons-'l3
A BIT ABOUT REPORTING
Perhaps the most interesting branch
of newspaper work is reporting. The
successful reporter is the one who at
all times keeps his finger on the pub-
lic pulse. He must know what is go-
ing on around him at all times and
must learn to see through the eyes of
every class. The reporter must learn
to place himself in the role of his sub-
ject, to assume his character and to
put down on paper his feelings and
thoughts. He soon learns to see life
from all sides: its pathos and tragedy.
its sunshine and cheer unfold them-
selves before him in his daily duties.
The art of reporting, and it is an
art, embraces much. The public de-
mands something new every day. It
is the duty of the reporter to get it.
The "cub" usually is broken in by be-
ing sent out on minor happenings and
telephoning in the details to seasoned
reporters in the office, who writes the
story. After acquiring sufficient skill
in gathering facts and in learning the
ways of the profession, the "cub"
graduates to the full-fledged class and
writes his own story.
An essential to good reporting is a
large amount of reading, not only of
current events, but of fiction as well.
The reporter must be conversant with
happenings the world over. Every-
body's business must be his business.
in a journalistic sense. He must cul-
tivate a keen imagination, and an easy
flowing "style" A good style is
quickly recognized and if the reporter
has any degree of ambition he will
soon find his way into the magazine.
short-story or scenario field. "Yo,1
can't keep a good man down." holds
good in journalism just as well as it
does in the thousand and one other
ls the work interesting? It certain-
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lv must be or many would not waste
their time with such a vocation. The
work is not routine and never does it
become monotonous. There is some-
thing new every day, something dif-
ferent happening all the time. They
must be looked up and written.
An interesting phase of reporting
is criminal work, known as "police
reporting." The reporter visits the
scenes of crimes, quite often within .1
few minutes after they have happen-
ed. It helps considerably to be "on
the job." XVhen a murder, for in-
stance, has been committed. it is a nat-
ural thing for the reporter to stay
on the story until a solution has been
reached or the murderer captured. l-le
must constantly watch for develop-
ments and keep the reading public
well fed. A case in particular, on
which the writer worked, was the kid-
napping and murder of the little
North Side school girl, Nadine Kra-
mer. It was as interesting as it was
unusual. In newspaper language it
was a "bear of a story." Assigned to
the story the day the little child dis-
appeared, the writer came into com-
tact with and touched every phase of
it, until the small white casket was
lowered into the ground at its final
resting place. It meant a visit to the
scene of the crime, an interview with
the parents of the child, a talk with
the man accused of the murder and at-
tendance at the funeral.
The newspaper writer comes inta
close contact with the highbrows and
the lowbrows- Hardly does a person of
any prominence pass through or corne
into the city without being besieged
by flocks of reporters. Kings and
queens, presidents, actors, noted cele-
brities of every field, as well as mur-
derers, burglars or other convicts--
all mean the same to the writer. There
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are questions to ask of all of them,
things the public will be most inter-
ested in and would like to lcnow about.
The sense of competition is very keen
and a reporter would much rather get
a "scoop" for his paper than a couple
of theatre tickets. A sort of friendly
rivalry exists that makes the work all
the more interesting.
To conclude, the reporter must have
a constant hunger for news. a "sixth
sense" of knowing a story when he
sees it, 100 per cent of pep and the de-
termination "to get there."
WORKING IN OFFICES
'Minnie lloharas, lan. '19 is taking
a course at the Martin School.
Mercedes Hornyak, June 1920, is a
stenographer for the Bell Telephone
The XX'allace Reid Insurance Co.
employs Ida Aber, June '20 as book-
keeper. 1 'wi
Ethel Frazier and Lillian Harris,
both of -lan. 1921, hold stenographic
positions in brokers' offices. A
The Krauss Manufacturing Co. em-
ploys Lillian Goldberg, -lan. 1921 as
Ruth Makrauer, lan. '21 is now a
stenographer for the Gilclich Co.
Eva Price is a stenographer for the
Howe Scale Co.
The Kirkland Brothers Printing Co.
is employing Mary XVheeler, func 1913
Ethel Civitts, -lan. '19, is employed
by the Oliver Iron X Steel Co.
Florence Coleman '18 has been an
efficient stenographer for the Carneg-
ie Steel Company since her gradua-
Thomas Claire, '15, is the night
superintendent of the National Tube
Co., Greenfield department.
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98 FIFTH AVENUE LIFE
Miss Eliza Evans, '13 is a teacher at
the Hazelwood school, where she has
founded a girls' scout troop and other
The moving-picture profession has
claimed two of our former students.
No, they are not yet stars, not yet.
Elsie Fox, june '19, is working for the
Select Pictures Corporationg and Fan-
nie Alpern, highest honor of the june
'18 class, is employed by the Real Art
James Counahan, famous cheer
leader of the june '13 class, is an aurl-
itor for the Century Coal Co.
Louis S. Rosenthal, June '13, is em-
ployed at present in
Division of the 1Var
S., Engineer's Qffice,
Abe Rubin June '18, is working for
the Eastern Chemical CO.
"The Pittsburgh Leader" has two
of our alumni under its fold. Pauline
Rubin.. jan. '20, is a stenographer
there, while .lack Simonsp '15, is a re-
porter and editor of the School News
Department. His article appears else-
where in this department.
Grace Gilson, june '17, is the physi-
cal education director at NSW Salem,
Anna Laufe, june '15, is at present
the musical director at the lrene Kauf-
Albert Plotkin, '15, is a capable en--
gineer for the Bell Telephone Co.
Hymen Cooper, june '20, is the man-
ager-buyer of the dry goods depart-
ment at Rosenbaum's.
Harold Graham, '16, who was grad-
uated from Tech in '20, is employed
by the Drava Engineering Co.
Thomas Keenan, '16, is employed in
the drafting department of the Lore-
well Supply Co.
Two former students work for the
Vitro Co., manufacturers of enamels.
XYilliam 1Venning, '16, and Herbert
Zurhurst, who has charge of the lab-
oratory and research work.
TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CHORUS
tVVith apologies to Lowellj
VVhat is so rare as sweet voices in chorus, sweet voices in chorus?
XVho then shall sing
the pretty lays, the pretty lays?
Teacher tries the basses, if they be in tune,
lXleantime the soprano no attention pays:
Wlietller he looks or whether he doesn't,
The soprano keeps talking and talking and buzzing.
Every clod feels a stir of wrath, a stir of wrath,
An instinct within it that's reaching and groping,
And warns "them"-but the warning' comes too late!
"Sent out of chorus, sent out of chorus,
Sent out of chorus 'mid laughs and jeers,
Sent out of chorus, 'mid laughs-and-jeers."
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ALBERT GoI.oM1i, Editor
Regardles of the measure of success
we attain in our track and baseball
seasons. the closing school year stands
out clearly as the most successsfulv we
have enjoyed in sports. Two city
championships were won, those in foot'
ball and basketball, but unfortunately
we were unable to annex a XVestern
Pennsylvania premiership. Qur fail-
ure has been attributed to a jinx or
hoodoo which has followed Fifth in her
sports for the last six years.
XVe have first evidence of it back in
the fall of 1915. That year Fifth's
gridiron representatives swept away
with ease everything that stood in its
way until the final game with XYilkins-
burg arranged to decide the XYestern
Pennsylvania championship. Although
they entered this contest a two to one
favorite, they emvrged beaten by one
That same season Fifth was repre-
sented by one of the finest basketball
teams in her history. lt was expected
to win the title of this end of the state.
Flux K Sen LAC, Assistant
The city championship was won, and
a series of games arranged between
South and Fifth to decide the XVestern
Pennsylvania championship. South
took the title by winning the two first
games by nosing out our boys towards
the end of both contests.
Fifth won the baseball championship
that year, because the well known jinx
had no opportunity to display its wares
as no post-season series was arranged
in which the title hung in the balance.
The three lean years of sports that
followed in the wake of this highly
successful one, saw Fifth win only one
title, the Hockey Championship of
Fifth rcsumed its habit of winning
city titles in the basketball season of
1919-1920. After finishing first in the
City by virtue of a sensational one-
point victory over South Hills, we en-
tered the XY. P. l. A, L. elimination ser-
ies. XYe won the first game, but lost
the next time out to Belevue by two
points. Bellevue then trounced Mc-
Keesport in the game which decided
100 F I F T H A V
the XYestern Pennsylvania Champion-
ship. ln the Venti State Collcge tour-
nament the same year we had an op-
portunity of turning the tables on our
North Boroughs rival, but lost it when
Harrisburg Technical High defeated
our five and then won the State Cham-
pionship by trimming Bellevue.
lVe felt at the outset of the past foot-
ball season that, from the superlative
ly good material on hand for a football
team, an eleven could be moulded
that would overcome the traditional
jinx by winning the much desired W.
B. I, A. L. championship. XVe ran into
a considerable amount of hard luck
during the official City League sched-
ule, and had to be satisfied with score-
less ties with Peabody and Allegheny.
However, our showing in decisively
defeating all of the other city teams
prompted the Syracuse Alumni Com-
mittee to choose us as VVashington's
opponent in the game, which we lost
by a touchdown which would decide
the title. That contest stands, as the
officials stated, as a gridiron master-
piece, but nevertheless the result
proves that we were still under the in-
fluence of our old friend jinx.
At this point it might be mentioned
that our defeat on the Bluff was unde-
niably partly due to the poor condition
of joe liasista, who played a bigger
part in our football success than any
A week after our defeat at the hands
of XYashington at football, our basket-
ball practice was started. Great
things were expected of our team in
view of the fact that every one of the
five regulars of last year's team were
in school and in shape to play. Con-
servative supporters predicted that
the team woul win the XV. lj. L A. L.
elimination series after annexing the
tfity League title. Others went far-
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ther and foretold the winning of the
State Championship. .-Xt the close of
the City League schedule we were tieil
with Schenlvy for the lead, having lost
to the Oakland five on their floor. An
extra contest was decided upon as the
means of settling the championship
and this game which was played at
Trees gym went to Fifth by a comfort-
Shortly after gaining the title of citv
champs, our five left for Chicago to
compete in the National Scholastic
Basketball Championship Tournament
there under the auspices of the Univer-
sity of Chicago. XVe did not think it
possible for the jinx to travel that far,
but our defeat in the first round at the
hands of Cedar Rapids tlowai High
showed conclusively that our luck was
still faulty. In this contest. however,
with size against them, our boys did
themselves proud. At times they'
played the rangy Iowans to a stand-
still, and won admiration for their ex-
ceptional team work. Cedar Rapids,
after defeating Fifth, won the tourna-
After returning from Chicago, Fifth
entered the XV. P. I. A. L. elimination
series, and went to the final game
which was lost to Nlclieesport.
XVe found the going exceedingly
rough during the entire series. Bcaver
Falls led us during the entire first three
quarters, but by a sensational last min-
ute rally by our team, we won, 30-23
Four days later Bellevue was en-
countered and defeated in that oft-
discussed and debated contest at
Trees gymnasium. Wfe won, 31-29,
but gained no prestige therebyg nor
did Bellevue by its persistent protests
and challenges after the game.
The victory entitled Fifth to pliy
MCKQ-esport for the XV. P. I. A, In
championship- ,The game, played 'it
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Munir Square liizirclen. found Fifth
uutelnssecl for the first time during th:
sezisun. The 'liuliers ttmk the lend at
the outset and held it tliroiiglinut the
entire contest which ended with the
seure stzuidiug 44-34.
Guggsy Kuhn shut fuuls iiliennnien-
:tlly during the entire series sinking -VJ
gut uf m3 fur zi percentage of .778 Kuhn
also led the scores in the series lending'
lluehztnnn tif Xlelit-espmt whit ztnnex-
Despite the fact that nur tezun did
not win the XY. P. l. :X. l.. title, all
join in eeiigmttilzitiiig' the entire team
:intl :ill connected with it fur the won-
derful wurlc they have zfeetmiplisliecl.
The truly wunderful ree-Tircls of our
griclirun :ind fltitir teams of the lztst few
N l' li l. l lf li 1:11
suns hziye enusecl us tu eunsirler the
1 ther three inziitu' splirts, hfieliey, track
:ind hziselmll, less iiuportzint.
'l'he litiekey sezisun eiuning' :it the
' liztslcetlmll was almost
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tntirely eruwded wut in regard to pop-
ularity. This was the eziuse uf the
I nur slmwing we niztrle un the ice and
nut the effect Lis swine might helieye.
This seztsun, with :L liziselaztll nine
euinpusefl almost entirely uf sopho-
mures zincl jiiiiiurs, Cluzieli Briggs, hits
Il meclinere team. XX'ith the entire
-vluztcl, except it few. returning, Fifth
sltnuld have IL very ererlitzthle team
'lirztcli has lung since lveen consider-
ed at minur spurt at Fifth. ,Xt present
the mziterizil ztyztilnlmle is :is gmocl :is
'h'tt in any uther high selioml in the
eity, hut interest is lacking. and hy the
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close of the school year Fifth will have
compiled a naturally poor record,
One of the best of our year's athlet-
ic records was compiled by our swim-
ming' team. lest we forget. Almost ex-
clusively through the successful ef-
forts of llrodie and Stulgis, two stars
of the first magnitude, Fifth proved to
be the first team able to defeat Schen-
ley. Previous to Fifth's victory the
Oakland tankmen had won every dual
ineet in over two years.
ln addition to losing' such athletes
as Kahn, Fishbein, Ryan, and the Uru-
koff brothers, Fifth will lose in a few
weeks one man who has been of real
importance in the success of Fifth Av-
enue athletics during the past three
years. This man is our diminutive
cheerleader, Oscar Levin. Oscar, or
"Puggy" has been leading' our yells for
the last three years and he will be in-
deed missed next year.
XYilliam Brukoff lfaptfl
-loseph liasista ii:
llyinan liefsky fklgry
Natlian Moll tfaptl
l lynian Labelsky
Zolla Heller lMg1'il
lsadore Miller tCapt.j
.Xlbert Ludin 0
joseph Mandel o
Leonard Levinson Ulgrj
Vi: Left Schoolj
Bliss Mcflenahan has aroused much
enthusiasm for the girls' athletics this
year. She has introduced new activi-
ties to interest all the girls of the
school. The first of these was the
Fox and Hound Chase, the second
the lnterclass llasketball Tournament
twhich was won by the 9A class,
and now comes the First .-Xnnual
Field Day. Field Day will be
held on May ZO, and because it is the
first, we want it to a great success.
The meet will be carried off exactly
like an interscholastic meet, with out-
side judges, and everything in due
will be represented by a
will be picked by Miss
at the try-outs. S0 lar,
the girls who have regis-
the names of
tered are mostly llA's.
The girls who make the best show-
ing in this lnterclass Field Meet will
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he chtiseu tt, reprt-seut lfiith at the lu- with tht' t-xceptitm tif Eleautir Marshall
terschtilastic Xletit, which will he held autl liuth Ftilt
-luut' 2 at l7tirhes Field.
ls ytvur class 1't-presciitt-tl hx' N HL 5
.Xltcr ctimiug thrtiugh a hard seastfu
tiur girls haskt-thall tt-am must surely
ht' ctiiiipliiueutetl ftir the fiue shtwwiug
they uiadt- this year. Nt-xt year will
start tht- seastiii with ftiur vett-rails, autl
with such :t tt-am wt- feel surt- that tiur
girls will ctiiiitt tiut successful.
llt'lt-u l.ltiytl was elt-ctt-tl captain Of
tht' tt-:tm ftir tht' ctiuiiiig seastiii.
lht' girls swiiiiuiiug tvaui has het-1:
iiititlt-ratt-ly stit-t't'sst'til this st-astiu. ctiu-
sitlt-riug thtr uuiiit-rtius tlifficultit-s uu-
tlt-r which tht: girls had tti wtirli, The
tt-:lui lit-iug ctiiiiptisctl tif all uew girls
z. had tti start af the very
htitttiiii tif the scale aud try to reach the
ttip thrtiugh hard practice, Under
Miss KlcL'leuahau's uutiriug guidance,
rt-markahle imprtweuient as a whole
was shtiwn hy the team. XYith the
ctimhiiiatitiu tif interest aud effort,
which the girls ptissess, the team has a
wtmtlt-rful tmtltitak ftir the coming sea-
stiii. XYith develtipmeiit through
practice it will utit he lung helore Our
swiuiiiiers will he au equal match for
tiur l't-ahtitlx' rivals
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llaxt ytiu htaid tit lfitth s class vul-
ley hall ttiuruaiueiit iii which the girls
tif all classes will participate? This iS
the first year ftir vtilley hall :it Fifth
'mtl much euthusi' 'K
t . A5111 has ht-tin gtrtiufz-
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FIFTH AVENUE LIFE 105
ed aniong' the girls for this event, All
classes are now practicing' and are de-
termined to win.
The girls who show the laest aliility
in competitive games will be chosen to
represent the school team which will
challenge other high schools in the
city. The girls are cleterminecl to have
Fifth beat every other school in tht:
city. Help Fiftlfs first volley ball
team stay at the top by coming out
and playing for your class.
One can receive his numeral lor playg'
ing in class team games, and it letter
for playing on the school team. Here
is your chance to get one. ll.l1,
leiinne Klutei' llglllllllllll l'll'l-201
Rose Klzirgolig lhlziiizigerl
lilezinor Klztrshzill ll,-X
Klzltilrlzl liurkovitz Wil
Ruth Soltz l2A
l.orett:1 Zzieliurins llli
lizithryn Smith 9.-X
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5.xxii'igi. Hoio'1'i'z, lfditoi- XYlI.l.I.XM lixoix LAN, --lrenxtaiil
'lihere has been a widely- felt need
for a really good summary of the best
literature of the present period, and as
no one else has been found with sufs
ficient intelligence to compile a book
worthy inf being' recognized by future
generations as a treasured family heir-
loom, the editor has done so. The
liook is in several chapters, each chap-
ter dealing with a particular phase or
type of literature. Let us advise you.
once again that nothing' in this book
is second class matter. The lid
lf S. The reading inf the preface is
not absolutely necessary for a thor-
ough understanding ul' the book.
"'l'he iXinatenr .Xuthor writes and
hating' XYrit, writes on."
ite here submit a few essays, not
yet fztniiliar to the students.
Writing in a Gir1's Memory Book
.X ini-niory lmimli, sheets uf paper.
siillll' written on, some notione clean
slit-et, in-x naiin- on top--and no ideas
Iii fill it with,
'Ilit' first question which comes to
llllx ininil is how lu begin. l examine
Ilii' prexioiis pages and find that all
begin with a date, and therefore the
date goeg down. Everybody begins
with- l'Dear this"-or "that," and
therefore l write l'Dear So and So,"
though my heart belies my pen. I am
really getting along' famously-no
trouble at all-and I had always dread-
ed it so much. But next came a dis-
similarity and uncertainty in the var-
ious pages-no two were alike! All
my hopes were in vain. l could not
proceed. l sat holding the page for
some time, then a brilliant idea came
to me-even l have idCas occasionally-
-l would write in a multitude of
words that l knew not what to write.
.Xnd so it came to pass that l wrote
in a Xleniory llook and the memory
will be with me always and forever.
THE BOOK RACK
Since l ani the beginning of the rack
l think l'll appoint myself commander-
in-chief of this company," said a book
entitled "Captain Kidd."
if Y - .
X ou may think you are the leader,
but you are at the end of the rack. So
l am the leader," said at liook entitled
"Yon two books claim the leadership
lint l have more power than either of
yivti"Cl1lllll'Cl in a text on "lflectricity."
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FIFTH AVENUE LIFE 107
"You may be what you say you are,"
said "Good Food," but "I am the most
"You may be the most important to
some people but I am more important
to most people because I am "Love"-
this from a new voice.
"This useless arguing will have to
cease" spoke up 'fjusticef' a book that
settled all disputes.
"You are right, Justice, they are al-
ways arguing about nothing" declared
"Much Ado About Nothing.
"If you would mind your own busi-
ness you would be all right" said "The
"This is scandalous but for a thor-
ough knowledge of scandal, there is
no better authority than ".-X School for
"Keep quiet for awhile said "The
Flirt." "Do you see that pretty "Mar-
jorie Daw?" I am going to flirt with
"No, you're not" said "The Virgin-
ianf' "You can't judge a book by its
cover because there isn't any "Mar-
"Haw, haw, haw," laughed "A Com-
edy of Errors." Did you ever see such
an error before.
"No, I did not" replied "Self Culti-
vation in English."
"Sh! keep quiet," broke in "The
Spy," "here comes the librarian to put
the cover on us."
just as the books finished speaking,
the librarian walked over to the rack
and pulled the glass shutter over the
front of the case.
Vlhether the books conversed fur-
ther or not I can not say, for I could
not hear their voices through the glHSS-
aa, ..., my by X
A Personage in a Study Room
He was the center of attraction, and
his efforts at appearing unconscious of
this only proved that he was conscious
of this attention. Knowing that he
was being watched by every student
in the room. he carefully considered
his every action before doing it and
repeated each word to himself before
uttering it. -
Finally, the bell ending the five min-
ute period was heard. Very deliber-
ately he moved to a seat, and as grace-
fully as possible deposited himself in
the wrong seat. 'XN'ith a sickly attempt
at a smile, he rose and seated himself
in his own seat. Soon he was engross-
ed in his work, which consisted mainly
in examining the room and its occu-
He had no sooner settled on his
work for the day than he discovered
that someone else had chosen the same
vocation. He felt her looking at him,
and glancing around, allowed a smile
to spread itself over his erstwhile se
rene countenance, as he saw her smil--
ing at him. llut he wondCred why she
continued smiling in just the same
manner, even after he had smiled.
Then came the revelation-she was
smiling at the girl behind him, XVhat
could he do to maintain his dignity?
Naturally he must find someone on
whom to lavish the smile for 'tis a
crime of the first magnitude for a per-
sonage to waste a smile. After some
difficulty, he succeeded in giving the
smile to Hone worth while" and return-V
ed to his work satisfied.
Sometimes observation is better than
practice. Merely observing this per-
sonage has forced me to the conclusion
that he is indeed lucky who is not a
person of consequence-a "personage."
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103 FIFTH AVENUE LIFE
On Writing An Essay
XYhat a hard thing it is to write an
essay when you have to do it.
lfor several days I have been trying
to decide on something to write about.
I have thought of various subjects,
each to be discarded after a few min-
utes of contemplation. I have racked
my brains for ideas- I was tempted to
write one called "XVhy Students Go
Crazy." I thought too, l might write
about something instructive, as about
the why and wherefore of sound or
light. I had been studying these sub-
jects a whole semester and thought
that I knew something about them.
Yes indeed, I was pretty sure that I
had solved my problem. The next
day, however, "Doc" Ogden said, "lVe
don't know anything about anything.
I have taught you that sound travels
in waves but I may be wrong. Every-
thing is theory." This bomb coming
out of a clear sky created such turmoil
in my "upper story" that I could not
concentrate on anything else for a cou-
ple of days. Only a short time remain-
ed. I thought then that maybe l coulil
write an essay on relations, on shoes,
on towels or other such highly intel-
Ifinally fear crept into nr. heart. I
had heard of some people who lost
their sanity because they studied or
concentrated too much. In panic I
quickly chased all my "half-baked"
ideas from lily mind. I decided that I
would rather face the danger of a zero
in Iinglish than that of becoming in-
Still my brain was troubled. I won-
dered why I could not write this es-
say. Once more I stood in danger of
being put in a padded cell when, on a
sudden, a little bird came to my win-
dow and said, "Thou canst not write it
because thou must. Give it up." :XHCI
5,0 I did, H, Berglass.
The Poetry of the Period
These are the best poems of the
time. You may not like them but we
assure you they are the best efforts of
the best writers.
I wish I were a Senior, to feel I owned
I wish I were a junior. to quench the
I wish I were a Sophomore, with all his
aims and pride,
llut as I am just a Freshie, I had bet-
ter step aside.
.X little room on a winter's night,
A couple silhouetted Igainst the light
filf a fireplace. and the glow.
Though uncertain, seems to know
That it is best to leave them so.
Perfect contentment their lot-
Thest two who this refuge sought,
He with her and she with him,
XX'illing to humor every whim,
XYhispered 'mid the shadows dim.
NYE: sympathize heartily with the
anonymous NM. Gf' XYe are certain
that he has had much experience in ex-
pressing his thoughts so beautifully:
Iireathes there a student with a soul so
XYho never to himself hath said,
.-Xs he sees a card marked with red,
SS.???i !!l"i:"R??- it it it ttf? ? ?l QM
The bell tolls the knell of parting day,
The happy students come out of the
The "flunker" homeward plods his
.Xnd leaves the school with thoughts
of war. X
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FIFTH AVENUE LIFE 109
Full many a gem of purest ray sfrene,
Is buried deep in this cruel work and
Full many a stude is born to weep un-
And waste his tears on a report card.
A dillar, a dollar, an eight-forty
XVhat made you come so soon?
I want to finish the semester right,
It's the twenty-fifth of june.
CALENDAR OF LOVE
16 to 20-Day and night
30 to 40-Now and then
30-Moon at night
40 to 50-eGod knows when
50 to 60-Amen.
There was a man in our town
1Yho told most wondrous lies:
He'd say the most outlandish things,
And look right in your eyes.
And when his lies were all found out,
VVith all his might and main
He'd look at you and try his best
To lie them in again.
They carried him to church one dayf,
lYhere funeral rites were saidg
He now lies six feet underground,
Hut you can't be sure he's dead.
Philosophy of the Period
"It sounds All Right-But XVhat Does
A period is judged by its great men
A-and the greatest men are the philoso-
phers. Therefore, we are glad to an-
nounce that we have obtained the
copyrights to the works of the follow-
ing well-known members of the june
'21 class-A. G., M. G., D. T., and V.
The student is but what he knoweth
on a recitation or test.
The teacher's Hpetf' is a weed that
grows in every school.
Teachers and students boil at differ-
The report cards toll the knell of
parting dreams Cto somej.
The Freshic is twice a child.
Tests do make cowards of us all.
THINKS BY SOHO'S THINKERS
VVonder what kind of students the
A good man will always rise to the
top: so will scum.
VVe wonder how a student can go
through two months of Emerson's
comwpensation and then swipe our copy.
Annual Senior Comment, 'lGee, ain't
the freshics getting smaller?"
For those who object to the sweet
Pea as the class Hower, we will furnish
the Lathyrus Odoratus t1-ook it upii.
Teachers are human. Don't be
afraid to flatter them a day or two
prior to the giving out of reportsj
From reliable sources we learn that
during the past year Mr. Zook cut
1,468,369 clippings from periodicals for
use in his classroom.
Passing is sweet, but, oh, how bitter
to earn an A and then not get 'er.
"The few facts spread through the
articles do not interfere with the en-
joyment of this chapter in any way."
Note to a teacher:
My son will be unable to attend
school for a few days as he just shaved
himself for the first time.
Chemistry teacher: The study of
chemistry is quite remarkable. You
can buy a morning paper and after
you are through reading it you can
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110 FIFTH AVENUE LIFE
make it into sugar and the sugar int3
liquor. And some of us poor mortals
still wonder at the scarcity of paper.
Now that we have towels, be careful
-we might get some soap, too.
Letter received by the Editor:
The time has come when I must
consult you for your immediate judg-
ment regarding an extremely import-
ant question, the contemplation of
which has caused me many nights of
restlessness and countless days of an-
xiety. You will probably understand
my reluctance in writing you in regard
to such a vital question when I say
that many hours have been utilized in
the study of similar troublei As
time moves on rlelentleissly, it con-
stantly becomes mort urgent that you
should know the worst at once, for in
all sincerity, it may meamkeven
more than words can say.
Now, my friend-I dare not, under
any circumstances, communicate this
state of mind to anyone but youifor
you alone, I think, are to be relied up-
on. I feel positive that your assistance
will insure a decision in this tremen-
dous question. Now, please-please
lay aside everything-and tell me-
do you think I can risk marrying .1
girl who uses powder, though rich?
P. S. There is another I love even
more than I do the first, but the second
has no money. Be not sparing of my
troubled brow, answer me truthfully,
a wrinkle more or less counts for
Answer-XVe heartily regret that
cruel Fate forced you to fall in love
with a girl of the type you describe,
for although there are very few of them
in the world today these few constitute
a menace to mankind. They are a dan-
gerous lot to speak to and the worst
to marryg for they care not for expense
-six or seven dollars for a box of pow-
der is cheap-and this comes out of
your income after marriage. But love
is stronger than mere coin. So if you
really love the poor girl it will be best
for you to marry herier,-ani
-what did you say was the address of
the rich girl?
Glass eyes sold-any color desired.
Have a special expert on color
schemes for artificial eyes.
lVith spectacles to match!!
Soakem and Sinkem.
"XVe bury others-XVhy not you?
Molars and Eyeteeth, Dentists
"Time brings wisdom teeth that look
natural and can be left in a glass of
water over night."-Our MOTTO.
Let us help you help us-
REAPLOOS AND SHI-MMPOOS
Take care of your hair now for you
may not have any to take care of
"Uneasy lies the head that wears
CYou're through, what are you
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STELLA DQUGI-11211Tv, Edffnr DMRA lii.XRKlN, .-15.V1'IfU1lf
Weather Report of the Schoolroom lhere is an old saying that the good
MONDAY-Throughout the' dayl a looking never take good pictures. XVC
Swee in Wind of heav assign- wonder it this was the reason so many
P g y of the Seniors had to have resittings?
d. increase. of
temperature was noted, espec-
' ' each!
ially in the vlcimty of the t
WEDNESDAY-Torrents of rain
brought to earth notices of num-
erous tests.. .We fear a deluge
tests on the part of t e
f hope burst
the clouds when the
tests were discovered to be easy.
FRIDAY-The weather was fair and
much warmer in sections of the
' ' ed
tudent body which receiv
passing grades, but frost is set-
tling in the other sections and
may damage the early plants oi
friendship existing between
teacher and student. A.
That von'd like to
A REVELATION . .
Have you ever had a feeling,
write Z1 poem,
On any kind of subject,
' Y p!!
Fay, even, "Home bweet Home.
To me it comes so often,
.-Xnd I sometimes feel its grip,
lint as soon a
My thoughts commence to slip.
The hardest part I do believe,
ls fretting words to rhyme,
And ofttimes when I write an
I find I've wasted time.
So l just wish that someone,
XVonld invent a thing or two,
mat would do away with writing,
And make inspirations do.
s I sit down to write,
112 FIFTH AV
The sheep are in the meadow,
The cows are in the grass,
But not all simple-minded folks,
:Xre in the Freshman class.
SENIORS AND TRY-OUTS
Gee, I just shivered the whole time
I was in there.
Ch, I'm sure I got Celia's part. I
saw Miss +smile when I came in.
Say, what kind of a fellow is this
Oh, everyone of those teachers
laughed while I was reciting.
I don't think l"ll get Smith, but I do
think l'd make a good father.
How does this sound :-"Never.
never, NEVER again will I be content
to be what I have been all these years."
Don't you think I say that splendid?
Kid, don't you think I'd make a good
I hope some good looking fellow
asks me to try out with him for Phyllis
Oh, she'll get a part. Shes awfully
Mr. Klartindill, giving exercise to
You can go. You can go. You can
Ijupil enters room intending to ask
for early dismissal slip.
Mr. Martindill repeating:
You can go. You can go.
l'upil grabs hat. Thanks.
liaths and llassages
lt is rumored that after Bliss Llewel-
lyn finished reading the proofs for our
rect-in newspaper, she unconsciously
lwgan correcting the l'ittsburgh Post.
M U w:5..vv.
lzzy XYolfson, XYillie Davis, and Lou
llerman beat up Journal Representa-
tive because he refused to sell three
Fifth Avenue newspapers for 21 quar-
Matilda: Look up the definition for
llora reading from dictionary: My,
but that's a long sentence for crime.
lsadore XVachs: Sain is going to
Abe: Oh, I've heard him say that
Isadore: Yes, but this time Mr.
Rynearson has said it.
Ruth: Vlihat are you going to do
with the starch, Nellie?
Nellie: IVIH going to stiffen my
Doc: If I have already eaten four
pies. and double my capacity what will
Doc: l.evine, were you talking?
l'uggy: INo sir.
Doc: XYell, don't do it again.
Steinberg: The Indians ate deer
Voice: IVell, so do we.
, .....,. .. ZOOKONI.-XN ZEST ............ .... . .
Mr. Zook: The Oakland district
has many advantages-Syria Mosque,
Carnegie Institute, Memorial I'Iall,--
Gelman: Strand Bowling Alleys.
Mr, Zook: XYhy is it that when a
movie actress divorces her husband
and remarries, she becomes more' pop-
Pupil: Ult pays to advertise."
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Compliments and Best Wishes
JUNE '21 CLASS
Mr. Martindilfs Room-210
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Heller fin Spanishj: Mr. DeViti5, the sun is shining on my book and
l cz-m't see very well.
Mr. DeVitis: Vllell then Heller. you ought tu nuke Ll bright recitation.
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Both Stores Open on Saturday Evenings
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Have Your Ar
glas Co. High Gra
4 hP P PPPP P
chitect Specify Douglas
Want the Best
105 Market Street
Fixtures if You
P. E6 A. Main
TYPEWRITERS ALL MAKES
NEW THEATRICAL SUPPLIES
Allowing Rent on Purchase
UNDERWOODS OUR SPECIALTY
FORT PITT TYPEWRITER CO.,
322 Liberty Avenue
Ben Phone Gm 4192'R Archer School of Modern Piano
FIFTH AVE. NOTION HOUSE Playing
E. NESVISKY, Prop. - Directors
Dealer in HARRY G. ARCHER
NOTIONS, JEWELRY AND EARL TRUXELL.
- - NOVELTIES Telephone 4711 court
801 Fifth Ave. pittsburgh, pa Eichbaum Bldg 244 Fifth Avenue
Iia Class Hes celebres
ll R5 204
ROBERT S. CAIN
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SHERIFF Wi S. HADDUCK
Fifth certainly has one Gay Paree,
Fashions that you'll seldom see,
For there's a room that's big and true,
It's the sewing room of IO2.
We Wish the Graduates Every Success Both
In This Life and That Which Is to Come
THE NEW COVENANT MISSION
Corner Reed and Crawford Streets
"Pittsburgh's Specialty House"
DUQUESNE SUPPLY C0.
DUQUESNE SUPPLY C0.
Bob Keilly, Prop.
G Street fG!'OLlT1d Flooxj b p
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O. C. HENIQY
THE GOLD MEDAL STUDIO
Portrait and Commercial
339 FIFTH AVENUE
12+ FIFTH.-XVENUE LIFE
Second and Hazelwood Aves.
Fill Your Prescriptions Here Where
Accuracy and Efficiency are Mottos
EASTMAN KODAK AGENCY
New and Used Automobiles for Sale
Automobiles For Hire
Telephone 290 Hazel
..l17 Flowers Avenue
Bell Phone 4023 Grant
P. 8: A. 4911 Forbes
89 Fullerton Street
Wall Paper, Painters' Supplies and
Bell Phone 3303 J' Grant
108 Fullerton Street
N. DOCTOR 8 SON
FRESH AND SMOKED MEATS
1805 Center Avenue
Art Model Hair Cutting Parlor
Dominic Idone, Prop.
103 Fullerton St. ., Pittsburgh
Bell Phone Smithfield 1976
PARA RUBBER C0. OF PENNA.
'fEverything in Rubberu
134 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh
HILL DISTRICT MILLINERY
MRS. F. SOLOMON, Prop.
A Full Line of New and Exclusive Mil-
linery at Popular Prices
Hours 8:30 A. M. to 10:30 P. M.
2115 CENTER AVENUE
THE HIGH SCHOOL BAKERY
ACROSS THE STREET
PECAN ROLLS DOUGHNUTS CREAM PUFFS
Ask Any Student
CENTER AVENUE JOBBING HOUSE
1604 Center Avenue
Penn Avenue and Stanwix Street
x Personal Efficiency
BUSINESS COURSES Business Administration
NEW DEPARTMENT--RETAIL SELLING
Day and Evening School
XX as "
126 FIFTH AVENUE LIFE
and all the necessary equipment at prices that will save a great deal of
money for you. lrlere are a few of the hundreds of bargains:-
-, an-U , V , Steel Folding Cots
Canvas Folding Cots L Strong, steel spring
Coinlfoatahg and eco- "" Cots. Save space in
nomica. ,ass .25 , - Q the tent or S
to fold and put 411 gNN1" 2-15? -
, , A 14- Qs. L- cottage
all al' Way .
CAMP CHAIRS 4 ' 1""'l' Tr- Double Canvas Folding
Cots .lee .cPlcnty S
Many different styles TENT-3 I S Of YOOUT 1r0Y UV0- I
A C ll - U, S, Army Flyrami a
ISM 121213-ialrss -UU Squad tents. size 16x16 AHW001 O,D, Blankets
T Ollly ...... .. ,, ..,, . . XV-eight at S
-E - - V- W and UP XVe have all sizes of Tents least 45 lbs I
From Pup Tents Up. All prices.
Write for our Price List of Campers' Supplies and Equipment
FEDERAL 51011135 co.
English Teacher: NYhy do you go to the moving picture shows?
What makes it interesting?
Pupil fasidej: Your escort.
Visibles, 3 Months, 37.50 up. Special Rate to Students.
First Rent Will Apply on the Purchase
of Any Machine
American Factory Built
Amerlcan Wrirmg Machine Co.
630 PENN AVENUE
OPEN AN ACCOUNT AT
THE MERCHANTS SAVINGS
and TRUST COMPANY
We are at your service always.
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School of Accounts, Finance and Commerce
Courses in Accounting, Heading to the C. I'. A.
Degreej, Law, Finance, Commerce, Ilzmking, Ecu-
nomics, Salesmanship, English, Spanish, :Xdver
tising, Management, liuvernment, Histury, Etc.
XY. H. XVALKER LL. D., Dean H. L. D,-XRNER, B. S., IN E., Vice Dean
VANDERGRIFT BLDG. 323 FOURTH AVENUE
In the Heart of Pittsburgh
A REAL SPORT
Freshie: Dad, do you like tu dive?
Father: Yes, indeed.
Freshie: Then dive intu yuur pucker and get me SOC to bi x a "I ife "
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Bell Phone-9422-I GRANT
THE OLD STANDBY-YOURS TRULY
L. A. MILLER
ICE CREAM AND STATIONERY
1749 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, Pa
if 'in-' -1 ?
The Members of
Miss Dougherty's Report
Class Extend their Wishes
For Success to the Future
Graduating Classes of 1
Fifth Avenue High School
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FIFTH AVENUE LIFE 12'
YOU ., . and . .. SUCCESS
Docs Success seem far away now? just hitch yourself to it with tht- stroiigi,-st
financial chains, and "l'Iol1I l'Iarrl," IVJIII' "-I in I" Policy pulls you straight to-
ward your goal. Link up with thc leaders in every sclmol, ztnfl acliicvt- Success.
PROTECTION-in life and death
4 ' 1 SAVINGS-safe and sure
ln INVESTMENT-wise and profitable
THE STANDARD LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY 0F AMERICA
Home Offices Fourth Avenue and Smithfield Street
Standard Life Building Pittsburgh, Pa.
Mr. Zook: All the food we eat is gotten from the land.
Gelmun: How about fish?
P. M. I. 1
CHARLES. N. BOYD
DALLMEYER RUSSEL 5 Directors
WILLIAM H. OETTING ,I
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The Directors announce thc new ocation 01 ittsburgh Musical Institute,
Ing, at 1314133 Bellt-fiulrl .Xvetititg just above Fifth Avenue. Hcrc a coinmoclious
building oi 35 teaching roonis anrl rt-cital hall, with all -:onvcnicii-ces, is available
with th, Fgill Turin of IUZI. The attendance during thc past season has regularly
gxgggrlttrl one tliuufanrl stuflcnts in thu piano, voice, violin, organ, 'cg-110 and
For catalogue and particulars, please address as above.
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Best Wishes oi the
Old Class of Jan. ,ZZ
and their Qeport Teachers
A. WINER S. GINSBURG
,flkr-'-W A-- - -V A,--W
Hatter and Purnisher
1327 Fifth Avenue
1704-1708 Centre Ave.
Phone Grant 4176 I
1545 Wylie Avenue
All Work Done Satisfactoril
CRYSTAL BARBER SHQP
1405 Wylie Avenue
First Class Workrnen
Bobbing Hair a Specialty
Try Our Massage
WM. HANEY, Prop.
f A X
E GLI H CLASS
George C. Heimert
4 CHILDRENS' WEAR
1435-1437 Fifth Avenue
AFTER GRADUATION WHAT?
THE SAVAGE CHODL
For Physical Education
Prepares men and women to become Super-
visors, Directors and Teachers of Physical
Training and Hygiene, Teaching Games,Danc-
ing, Swimming, etc., in Schools. Clubs, Indus-
trial Plants and Play Grounds.
Best Course in Physical Education for MEN
and WOMEN, and the strongest Faculty in
this country. Send for catalogue.
The Only School of Physical Education Under
the New Yark Regents.
XYl1y not nmkt- yrttn' living by play mstuatl
linjuy lift- :Is you gn :In-l gixt- pl.-It-tire tn
-lit' strong :Intl ln-ztlthgs :mil nmkt- -ttln-rS luke-
Km-yr 5-rursvll txt-ll :Intl tl-Juli utln-rs In Ili, tht'
Sut-II is tht- work :Intl lull, ni' tln' l'lIySrt-:Il
Graduates of High and Fitting Schools admitted
Great Demand For Teachers, Salaries Better
Than For Grade Work.
CLASS LIMITED. REGISTER Now
For Class Starting September 19th
For Catalogue Address Registrar at the School
or DR. WATSON L. SAVAGE, President.
308 West Fifty-Ninth S-rcet. N, Y, C,
l.-'watt-tl in lending medical centre oi Amer'
:eng up-tn-tlritu ltiltoratoiies for study of
shernvslry, physics, biology, ztnatoniy. phy-
siology, pzitllology, luacteriology, surgery, etc..
smttttcttftl with tht- new and thoroughly
.-qtiumrt'-l Osteopatltic Hospital of Philatlel-
phirig tint-xct-llt-tl lncilmcs for clinical exper-
Four yzirs' course of stutly, with requirefl
Ittt-nvlztnt-e :It clinics :Intl intnmesllip in the
Osttoiuitliic Hospital of Pliilziflelphia, leads
it- lIt'grt-Q, lloutor of Ostt-or-atliy. Grritluates
Itlnntlul to Stine B-rzirul lixznninatons tin'
:lu-ling thost- ul New Yorl-cv antl practice
aucctfssftilly tlirmigliour tht- Fniturl States :Intl
many' fnrtlgn cr-untrit's.
lititrzirlrt- Rt--ltxirt-riiexits: Stmnlartl fottr-
ytztr high Scltnttl cotirse. Stutlcnts tlusirtng
lu quality I-tr przicttct' In l't-nnsylvnnlrtx re-
ltnre crt-tluts for :I yt-urs' work in eztch ol the
scat-net-S. lviulngg, physics and chemistry: Col-
lcut- pt'en:Ir:Itor'y work is xnlttalvlt- lint is not
esstfntiztl t-I success in practice! :Intl is, there-
fore, not t-xttutt-Il. lfour years In the l'hil:I-
lk'll'l1II1 Lhllt-ge tal tlsteottzitliy will fit you lor
your lit-nie-ssit-It Next tt-rm opens Septem-
ltt-r Jn, l'J2l.
For rzitzilogutf :Intl olht-r literature atltlrcss
Ihe lQCQ'lSll'Il.l'- Box 39
Spring' tittrtlen at 19th Street
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FIFTH AVENUE LIFIJ.
Central Young lVlen's Christian Association
Young Men's Division C16 to 205
Qtaucls for the rluvt-lopriit-lit of at l':llow's hotly, mind :uid soul. Herr- x vu Lflll
'tl 'our friends and cnjox' a variety ot activities-
meet wi 1 3 , I
Reading room with a great iiumlicr of uiagiaziiws :uid perioflicals, games,
checkers. chess. pool, ping-pong, liyiimasiuni witli its regular classes. lmaskctelwall
. 1 h I
volley ball. hand-hall, shower and steam at is.
Social events Open for all.
These Privileges Can Be Secured For 36.00 to 958.
Inquisitive Pupil: XYliy did Alexander Hamilton retire from office?
Mr. Zook: He retired because he was killed.
The Chocolate House of Pittsburgh
L. E. WALK 'E5 BROS.
FIFTH AVENUE and STEVENSON STREET
Greenfield's Delatour Chocolates and Chocolate Sponge
, "1 ,S
00 a Year-
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g ,,, Q,-e-r ,. , , ., X'
2015 Center Avenue
After you have made the grade
Forbes and Stevenson
Union Shaving Parlor
Joe N ovomsky, Prop.
1814 Centre Avenue
Ask Your Friends".
Grant 3119 Pitt 5041
Paints, Painters' Supplies,
Plate and Window Glass
1532-34 Centre Avenue
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FIIIIIXXI llllll I3
FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS
Bell Phone 9570 Grant
VICTURIA FLRWER SHOP
A. Krongold, Prop.
THE POPULAR PRICED FLORIST
Wm. Penn Place
Opp. Wm- Penn Hotel Pittsburgh, Pa.
UNIVERSAL AUTR REPAIR C0.
Storage and General Auto Repairing
1543 Centre Ave., Rear
Gasoline and Oil Ford Magnetos Recharged While U Wait
Genuine Ford Parts Sold and Installed
Bell Grant 3519-R Residence: 1850 Bedford Ave.
P. 8: A.-1441-R Park Bell-65 Hazel
101-IN A. FISHER
Funeral Director and Embalmer
101-103 HAZELWOOD AVENUE
B ll Ph C 1 4940-41-42 P. sf A Ph M 52 53
"EVERYTHING GOOD TO EAT"
SllVl0N BRAHIVVS SONS
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
MEATS, BUTTER, EGGS, POULTRY, FVEGETABLES
6 DIAMOND SQUARE PITTSBURGH, PA. 217 FOURTH AVE
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136 FIFTH A
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Mutual Candy Co.
6 Stevenson Street
Grant 3039-R P 81 A 2961 F
Tin, Slate and Gravel Roofing
All Work Attended to .
1840 Webster Ave. Pittsburgh, Pa
Minsky Bros, 'Z5 Co.
IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS
,General Merchandise and
1803 Fifth Avenue
George G. Graham, Prop.
Ward 8: Cato Sts., Oakland
ix DIAMONDS, WACHES PQND
1 ALL OTHER KNDS OF
is 6314 Frankstown Ave. East Liberty
I CONFECTIONERY NOTIONS
JESSE G. LINDSAY
5316 Second Avenue
Telephone Hazel 9393
G. Lichtenstein '25 Sons
WHOLESALE DRY GOODS,
909 Fifth Avenue
CHARLES J. KAHN
111 Smithfield Street
CLOTHING and FURNISHINGS
At Popular Prices
X,----1 - ---W - -- - ---
Come in and ask for our FREE booklet, "The Func
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The Home of High Class Dramas and
Clean Cut Comedies
A Trust Company."
FIDELITY TITLE 5 TRUST CCMPANY
,f ' """i-' 'lx,
F COMPLIMENTS OF
Opposite Post Office
LIVOLSI RRDSQ MEAT MARKET
MEATS, POULTRY, BUTTER, EGGS AND CHEESE
Bell Phone Grant 4587-R
1618 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, Pa
Graflex Cameras. Ansco Cameras. Eastman
Kcdaks Our Films Are Always Fresh
i ii i All Films Purchased Here Developed Free
PITTSBURGH CAMERA CO.
416 Wood Street Court 4394 Pittsburgh, Pa
A classy white washable kid ONE strap
pump for Graduation.. .In French and
the latest baby Louis heel. All sizes
1320 Fifth Avenue PITTSBURGH PA
I'II'1II AVLNUL LIFL
Let's meet at
1527 Centre Avenue
Bell Phone Hazel 100
E. Ed, RONEY
4819 Second Avenue
Liberty Enterprise Co.
Creamy Root Beer
McCrory and Metropolitan
5 and 10c Stores
KEYSWNE 'EERE C0..
All Standard Makes-Also
208 Wood Street
Piltsburgh's Largest Hat and
5100 Second Ave.
0 Steamship Agency Notary Public
Bell 281-R Hemlock
905 mb FRANK Bozlc
PITTSBURGH, PA. PRIVATE BANKER
Real Estate and Fire Insurance
Houses Rented 2335 Carson Street
Rents Collected Pittsburgh, Pa.
Crystal Medical Co.
DAVID GOODWIN, Prop.
1309 Colwell St. Pittsburgh, Pa
Phone Main 1088
M. 8: O. FINKELPEARL
2200 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hours 10:30 A. M. to 2 A. M.
TOUT Le MGNDE
STUDIO TEA RooM
Carrie Bowman Smith Wheeler Smith
2154 Center Avenue Pittsburgh, Pa.
F R I E N D
F L 141
FIFTH AVENUE LI 7
Diamonds Watches Repairing
. . JEWELER
Bell Phone Grant 3446
1204 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.
. . PHARMACISTS
Center and Herron
Center and Crawford
Pride and Fifth
Phone P. 8: A. Main 528
Bell Grant 8859
U. S. Butter '55 Egg Co.
1305 Colvvell Street
L. R. STEIN, Prop.
2109 Center Ave. Pittsburgh, Pa.
GROCERIES . .
Bell Phone Grant 1080
2306 FIFTH AVENUE
New UpTown Cigar Store
910 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Phones il 9565
BARBER SHOP CANDIES
M. RUSEN '35 SON
120 Fullerton St. Pittsburgh, P
Phone Forbes 4641
1801 Fifth Avenue ..
FTH XNIQNUE LlI'I1
Fruits and Produce
1712-14 Penn Avenue
Class Pictures and Photovrauh
Framed Artistl llg
S. Jacobson Sons Co,
806 Fifth Avenue
E HYDE SHUE CQ.
928 Penn Avenue
P ttsbur 1 Pa
ARTHUR E, HECKMAN
Groceries and Produce
112 Mansion St
Telephone 278-R Hazel
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JAMES F. MALDNE
B. K. ELLIOTT C0lVlPANY
126 sixth street Pittsburgh, Pa
A R E M A C
C L U B
A R K A Y
C L U B
2130 Fifth Avenue
Grant 9817 Pittsburgh, Pa
BATS, BALLS, ETC
A. G. SPALDING Sz BROS.
i 608 Wood St, Pittsburgh
1 EDUCATION BY
1848 Wylie Avenue
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KAL, Af Q
g a Useful Trade
1202 Penn Av
'Will Fit You For a Useful
W -,.., ,Y 7,7 fn
F I F 'I'
Fifth Avenue Bank
4000 Imerestnn Savings Accounts AUQU
We Invite Your Business
14-6 FIFTH AVENIUELITE
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First Fresllie: Do you look in the mirrm ifter you'x'e washed your
Second Freshicz No, I look at the towel.
THE FRIENDSHIP CLUB
f"-""'----ft-M,-W ,W 4
The D. L. Auld Company
Fifth Avenue and Fifth Street
CLASS RINGS CLASS PINS
Engraved Commencement Invitations
Calling Cards and Announcements
Official Jewelers to Fifth Avenue High School
Satisfaction Absolutely Guaranteed
148 FIFTH AVENUE LIFE
There is no liner expression of friendship
than the sending of a Box of Reymers' Candies.
preferably HR. V4 B.," for every young lady
knows that HR. V- B." represents the highest
efficiency in candy manufacture,
ASK FOR UR. V. B."
Bess Myers: Doctor, suppose this operation doesift succeed.
Doctor: Oh, don't worry about that, if it doesn't you won't know it,
and what you don't know won't hurt you.
Lighting Fixtures of Merit STETSON SHOES
Klt-11's S ort- Exclusive Ladies' S ore
jenkins Arcade 212 StanwixtSt.
Seventh Ave., at Smithfield Street
First-class Repair Work
While You Wait
First-class Shoe Shine
Nlenzer Talkine lllacliine Shop
1314 Fifth Avenue
Victrolas - Victor Records
llell l'honc-l-lS2 liflllll
Roman Staley Co.
210 MARKET STREET
Books, New and Second Hand
Plays and Dramatic Works
in-777 M- ,
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X--. v .-li
Of All Kinds
For Your Vacation
j i --Bathing Suits
" ' . , 1-'Finn
Frank '81 Seder Low Prices Prevail on all
S orting Goods.--SHOP HERE AND SAVE
150 FIFTH AVENUE LIFE
The most attractive profession for young men and Women
When Writing or calling for information, mention
"Fifth Avenue Life"
Universal Chiropractic College
1940 FIFTH AVENUE
Teacher: Can all in the back row hear what I am saying?
Student in back row: No, sir.
l7 . .
Courses in Civil Englneering KC. EJ, Mechanical
Engineering QM. EJ, Electrical Engineering KE, EJ,
Chemical Engineering QCh. EJ, and General Science
ill. S. Al G . duute and Special C
L p . d Ch ical, Phxs. l El l l M
I I d Materials Testing Lab ries
l- l que and lllustrnmd p phl t h pg
k fgmduanesnnd students and views of b d g
d pus, :apply lo
JOHN W. NUGENT, Registrar.
GRAN T O67
Qlalman 84 Glnhen
Men's and Young Men's
702 PENN AVENUE
MITKIIZICIQ UI? lflflJllR.XL RESIERYE SYSTEM
"The Oakland Bank"
Lilllllfll ,,,. .. ..,, ,... , . ,,., ,t,,,..., , .,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,A, ,,A,, , K V ,-52003000.00
Surplus and Laidiviclecl l,l'lQlfllSA,, ,,,,,,,,,,,A ,,,A.A,,.,,,,,,,., 3 00000400
Deposits liver S-l,0O0,000.00
Safe Deposit Boxes For Rent
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FIFTH AVENUE LIFE l
Do you know that the DLTSENIXERRY PIE
CO. has erected fl iuoclern, Sanitary building excluf
Sively for the construction of their famous Pies in
a new and most Sanitary method?
This building, Situated at Tustin and Moultrie
Streets, enilwoclies all that is the luest and latest in the
making of pies and-
EACI-I PIE RECEIVES A TI-IoRoUGH INSPECTION BEFORE
IT LEAVES THE HANDS OF
Tho Dusenberry Baking Co.
2136 TUSTIN STREET Pittsburgh, Penna
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TI-I AVENUE LIFIZ
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TRU T CO.
Invites Your Patronage
, In every department of
Ii XXIQINIQ as well as in all
'l'IQL'S'I' tixinxciriiis you tt-an
I QIESEU find its services efficient and
. , T Y ' Fifth Avenue-Opposite
I c"' i'iii ' i'i'i ' William Penn Way
Miss Eggers: Do you know how to drive 3 nail without hitting your
I'upiIs: Xu, Iioxv do you do it?
Miss Eggers: IIoId the Iinniniei' with both Iizlnds.
METAL GARAGE CIPIVIPANY
460 Melwood Street
Evenings Hazel 673
STIIP AT KEYSTONE'S
For Quick Service and Good Workmanship
Experts on Automobile and Motor Truck Troubles
MAX KAUFMAN, Prop.
Center Avenue and Erin Street
FIFTH AVENUE LIFE 13
T0 NAT KONAT COLLINS
BUILDING f AVENUE
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Pittsburgh PENN wx.
THIS JOURNAL OUR PRODUCT
Designers and Builders of Modern Style Printing
XN7illie Davis: l don't have to study any more. l can sleep on the
Izzy: lYhat do you mean?
XYillie: My marks are B-E-D.
Florence Low: Yirffilio. vou usecl to he nice when you were a "Fresh-
tv . .
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WHAT'S IN A NAME?
VVhen the lunch bell rings Lois Dines.
Miss Fulton: Does superfluous gesturing weaken your speech?
Stewart: No, it weakens your hands.
Be it ever so homely. there's no face like your own. How about il.
Teacher: Define an advertisement.
Pupil: An advertisement is the picture of a pretty girl eating, wear-
ing, hglding, or driving' something that somebody wants to sell.
F EE! F EEN FREEH
Suit or Overcoat cleaned, pressed
if you take advantage of our bar-
gains. Spring Suits for Men and
FROM 318.50 to 3522.50
DIAMUND T lLOR
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Wh The 12A-19
Have The Best Report Room
k 1. lfour Class Officers.
-. "Life" Staff Members.
3. Z Higliest Honor Students.
4. 3 Commencement speakers.
5. 6 members of debating team.
fm. Member of chzunpionship basketball team.
7. Member of cliainpionsliip Iiootball team.
H. 3 members of basketball team.
9. 2 members of swimming team.
10. Member of track team.
11. 13 representatives in Pitt Literary Contest.
12. 5 members of the orchestra.
13. 3 class play cast members, including the leading man.
14. 3 city paper reporters, one being' a Dispatch staff man.
15. lleniber tennis team.
AND IN ADDITION
XVe have good sports.
The leading long distance talker of the school and 15 of the best
looking' girls in the class of .Tune '21.
MISS HOSKINSON, Report Teacher.
117, on SAVINGS
51.00 Accepted as Initial Deposit
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