Findlay High School - Trojan Yearbook (Findlay, OH)
- Class of 1918
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FORT LEAVENWORTH CAN HOLD THEM ALL
Knth Switzer 'lS.
l'rofessor Gauss had been the chemistry
instructor of the Graham lligh School for
twenty-live years. Ile had come over to
America from l'russia when he was twenty-
six years old. lior several summers previous
to the XYorld XYar, he had disappeared from
Graham for two months at a time, just re-
turning with the opening of school. lle was
never known to have mentioned the places
or pleasures of his vacations.
The townspeople had recalled, when ques-
tioned, that the l'rofessor had been seen a
few years past at an eastern summer resort
in company with several foreign ladies and
At the out-break of the war, that is before
the United States had come in contact with
any German hostilities, the professor had
given vent to many loyal declarations for
our enemy, the Kaiser. Of course a great
many people approved of his remarks, but
even then, a few broad minded citizens did
not think as Gauss did about it. So, being
a grand, good, loyal member of the German
l'ropagamlist Society, l'rofessor Gauss tried
to convince them to his views.
ln his classes day after day he was wont
to casually remark, "Perhaps if one thought
about it, were not the results of German
maneuvering at the front proving that they
were a God-chosen people? XVas not the
Kaiser a superman? That being so, the
liuropean nations could never thwart his
divine designs. .-Xnd, really now, what could
the world possibly do without German pro-
ducts ?" llere he would insert long lists of
their great enterprises. Apparently the
world wouldn't amount to anything without
NYhen the Congress of the United States
of ,-Xmerica declared war on Germany, l'ro-
fessor Gauss often made some of these same
remarks in favor of the Kaiser in his classes
until the pupils felt really aroused against
him. lint, the Graham School lioard never
considered this a part of German propa-
ganda for poisoning young minds, and re-
fused to do anything about it.
So the topic of Professor Gauss and his
remarks was a much discussed subject in the
liob Quest was a Senior in Graham and
had had patriotism pounded into him since
a child. llis Grandfather Quest had fought
in the Civil Xkar and his father and two
uncles in the Spanish-.Xmerican XYar, and
he was continually hearing exciting tales
of each conflict.
The Quests lived three blocks beyond
Professor Gauss's residence, so Iioh had to
pass it on his way home. Several times,
of late, he had noticed a wireless aerial on
top of the I'rofessor's house and had often
wondered about it, but merely thinking it
some hobby of Gauss's, had not said any-
thing about it.
Un this special evening, when returning
from down town, his gaze was arrested by
a taxicab drawing up in front of the pro-
fessor's door. A veiled woman, accom-
panied by a foreign-looking man. alighted
and rang the doorbell of the Gauss home.
The door was cautiously opened, disclosing
a lighted interior a11d quickly closed after
the guests' entrance.
Standing in the shadow of a great elm in
front of the house, Hob had watched the
entire proceedings. "I lere's where l'm going
to find out about old man Gauss," thought
Bob. He hurriedly crossed the street and
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ran all the way home. He opened the door
and rushed upstairs to his room. Grabbing
an old six-shooter, which his grandfather
had used, he softly closed the door and en-
tered the upper hall. Hearing footsteps be-
low, he carefully picked his way along the
hall and down the steps, until he was safely
"Bob," came a cautious whisper, "where
are you going? I want in on this, too," and
Bob's sister jane stepped up from the swing
where she had been sitting when he had
rushed into the house. "Sure," breathed
the boy, "it's about Professor Gauss, but are
you sure you're not afraid P" "Am I afraid
of the Germans? No!" jane cried excitedly
throwing up both arms.
"All right, then, let's hurry. I'm mighty
anxious about it," whispered Bob and they
started on the run. Panting heavily, but too
excited to stop for a rest, they halted just
for an instant in the shadow of the old eln1
in front of the professor's house.
"You go around the east side of the house
and if a curtain is up, look in, and I'll go
around the west side. Report here by this
tree and if I see anything suspicious going
on, which I don't want to miss, and am not
back in five minutes, hurry back for Dad
and jack Bryant," ordered Bob as he disap-
peared behind the shrubbery on the east side
of the building. Jane went around to the
back of the house, but seeing nothing sus-
picious returned to the elm to wait for Bob.
After she had waited for some time, she
decided to return for her father and Jack.
As Bob rounded the corner of the veranda,
on account of the darkness, he collided with
a rose vine climbing up the side of the build-
ing. XNhile trying to disengage himself from
the rose branches, he seemed to become
more and more entangled in a small wire
which was fastened in the rose vine. As he
was unable to unloosen the wire from the
hold it had around his right leg, he searched
his pockets and finally found a small pair of
pliers. Quickly cutting the wire, which flew
back against the building with a slight snap,
Bob hastily moved over to a large window
which was open about a foot, but the cur-
tain of which was drawn almost to the sill.
His mind was working rapidly. "I be-
lieve that was the ground wire of their wire-
less apparatus that I just cut. Now, I am
really in for it," grinned Bob as he leaned
against the wall.
Bob noticed that several people were in
that room. The voices of the occupants
were now and then raised, so that they could
be heard outside. "Here's the message,
Gauss, and we'll wait while you put it
through," said the foreign gentleman as he
handed Professor Gauss a yellow paper.
Professor Gauss took the note and made
his exit, with an "All right, Von Ersonf'
The two German spies set about enjoying
themselves in his absence by partaking of
wines and food from a buffet at the right
side of the room. just as the gentleman
held a glass to his lips, the professor burst
into the room, causing Von Erson to drop
the glass with a tinkling crash.
"Mein Gott, Von Erson, are you trying
to show me up? The note cannot be
sent. My wireless has been tampered with.
We are found out. Gott in l-limmel, may
he deliver us from the American atrocities.
The Kaiser will account for us, Mimi, come
with me. We will go to this inner room
for protection," excitedly cried Gauss, pull-
ing at Mimi Von Erson's arm.
"Stop!" cried Von Erson. "No one has
tampered with your wireless. W'e suspected
you were a traitor and came here tonight
to expose you. Come with me now and l'll
send this message."
The two men left the room, but returned
in a few minutes. Von Erson could not
understand the situation at all. He had to
concede that Gauss had not tried to spoil
the Kaiser's system for obtaining news of
American movements at home.
"I feel that perhaps we may be under
suspicion now, professor, and we'll have to
conduct ourselves pretty cautiously after
this. You have extra room here? Then we
shall try as soon as possible to set up a new
outfit, if we cannot find the trouble with
the old one. It's a good thing your servants
are off today. VVe shall, however, make a
thorough investigation of this in the morn-
ing," thoughtfully remarked Von Erson.
Bob saw the three men move into the
inner room and quietly moved back into the
shrubbery. VVhile he was listening to the
faint sound of the voices inside he heard his
father and Jack approaching.
"Here we are, Bob," Mr. Quest said in a
subdued voice. "Let us go out into the
shadow of the old elm and hear your tale."
After Bob had completed the story of his
eavesdropping and the cutting of the ground
wire of the wireless, his father said, "We can
go ahead and arrest them now, as I am the
constable of this town, and have a warrant."
The boys approved of immediate action,
so they all crept carefully close to the shrub-
bery, until they reached the window of Bob's
experience. In cautious whispers the trio
planned to make the attack. The curtains
to the inner room were closed, so they en-
tered the room through the window without
being seen. They moved softly to the cur-
tained entrance and arranged themselves for
the surprise attack on the German spies.
Bob was on the right and jack at the left
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and his father in the center. All were armed.
"Now, get ready to draw back the portiers,
boys," breathed Constable Quest. "All
ready, go." The three occupants of the room
arose from their chairs, wide-eyed and open-
mouthed. Mr. Quest and the boys leveled
their revolvers at the three spies. "You are
placed under arrest as suspected spies of
the German government," said Mr. Quest,
"and are to do as I tell you. You three must
be taken to the jail here tonight to await
the Federal authorities tomorrow." Von
Erson stammered some incoherent reply
and his right hand moved toward his hip.
"Back up, Fritzie," laughed Bob, "you can't
do that with us, you know."
Apparently totally subdued, the German
workers left the house, followed by the Con-
stable and the two boys. Once Mimi began
to weep and naturally her steps were re-
tarded. jack, suspecting some ruse, quickly
forced her arms apart. A crash of glass was
heard and she screamed melodramatically
that she had dropped something. But the
scheme did not work. The plotters were
unable to escape and were landed in the
county jail without further trouble.
The boys returned the next day to the
spot where Mimi Von Erson had dropped
the glass vessel, which proved to be a test
tube containing some gelatinous substance.
Of course the whole town was out and a
doctor happened to be in the crowd near the
boys at the time this was noticed. He de-
cided to make an analysis of the substance
and discovered that it was a breeding tube
of typhoid fever germs. All precautions
were taken with the boys and the people
who had passed near the spot of the acci-
dent, so no deaths resulted. The boys and
Mr. Quest were inoculated for the fever.
The German spies, including Frau Von
Erson, were sentenced to three years in the
Federal prison and fined 320,000 each, after
a trial at which Bob, whose testimony
caused their conviction, was the chief wit-
ness for the State.
L. S. Staples '18.
It happened on the American battle line
in France. In one of the dugouts a group
of soldiers was gathered smoking their pipes
and discussing interesting events in the war
with which they had personally come in con-
tact. One of the French Poilus detailed as
instructors to accompany the green troops
in their baptism of Hre, was recounting an
incident relating to a soldier who was stand-
ing guard for the Hrst time in the front-line
trenches. This soldier believed that he had
been divinely strengthened to perform his
duty. He had been nervous when he went
on duty, as time went on his eyes seemed
to discern all sorts of demons approaching
him and he started at the scream of every
passing shell. He became almost panic-
stricken. He should not be judged harshly
for this since he was only a lad of eighteen.
He had almost decided to slip back to the
trench and remain there until time for the
relief. Suddenly the clouds overhead seemed
to open. He saw ,above him the figure of a
young and beautiful girl in shining armor.
She held her arms stretched out towards
him in a pleading manner, He saw her lips
move. He heard a whisper as in his ear say-
ing "Have courage, comrade, for the sake
of France. Remember that God and Heaven
are with you." He then knew that she was
Joan of Arc. The young sentinel, yielding
to the inspiration of the shining vision, stood
his ground and gave warning of a surprise
attack, which but for his steadfastness
would have broken the line.
Among those who listened were James
Surrey and Charles Hilton. As the gath-
ering broke up and each took his own way
to his post James said, "While I can't say
that I doubt that 1l1ZlI'l,S veracity, I believe
that the sentinel must have imagined he saw
the image. You know he admitted that the
boy was nervous and panickyf' "It surely
must have been that or else he fell asleep
from sheer exhaustion and dreamed that he
saw the vision. I frankly believe that a
man in full possession of his hve senses
would never have been visited by such an
apparition," added Charles as they sepa-
rated. That very night he was destined to
change his opinions concerning supernatural
As he sat in the lonely listening post he
wondered sadly whether another comrade,
Stanley Fulton, had been taken prisoner or
had perished early that evening when a
patrol had been annihilated in "No Man's
Land". It was about 2 A. M. when he began
to feel strange inexplicable influences about
him. The night was wonderfully clear ang.
starry. A gentle breeze was blowing from
the east. The air was cool and it seemed
to snap and tingle. Involuntarily Charles
began to strain his ears for the slightest
sound. His body became tense, his muscles
rigid and his mind surprisingly active. He
heard a faint murmur which grew louder
until gradually he distinguished the voice
of his lost friend, Stanley Fulton. It occa-
sioned no surprise. It was as if he expected
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to hear it. The voice was calling him.
"Charles," it called, "Charles," again more
"Yes," he answered, although if his life
had depended on it he could not have told
afterwards whether he spoke aloud or in
"Listen carefully," the voice said. "At
4 :30 tonight there will be a surprise at Arra-
court, at the point where the'Salins-Lunc-
ville road crosses the French line. A feint
attack will slightly precede this at Moncel.
But the main attack will take place at Arra-
The voice then grew indistinct. As
Charles stood spellbound a starshell burst
overhead and woke him to action. He hur-
ried to report the message to the command-
ing officer, who in turn reported it to his
superior, also expressing some incredulity
as to the value of the message. As no
chances are taken in any circumstances
when a warning is given preparations were
made for receiving the attack. When the
Huns rushed forward to the attack they
were met by a terrible hail of shrapnel and
bullets. -They fied in disorder leaving some
800 dead and 200 prisoners.
Charles was awarded "La Croix de
Guerre" for his timely warning and presence
of mind. He declared, however, that it was
through no virtue of his that he saved the
Later he received a letter from Stanley
stating that he was a prisoner at Helmholz,
Bavaria, also stating that when he learned
of the proposed attack and lacking other
means of communication, he had half-con-
sciously called out mentally across "No
Man's Land" in his anxiety, never suspect-
ing that his warning would be heard. The
mental-telepathic warning was nevertheless
felt and acted upon as related.
"I shall never again affirm disbelief in any
miraculous story, such as the Poilu related,
nor especially in any mental-telepathic mes-
sages. I have become a believer in that
wonderful fact of psychic communication,"
Charles said to james Surrey as they settled
down to visit after the battle.
THE TALE OF A SPY
Rachel Hart, '18.
The sick room was very hot, but john
Stroebel was contented. The horrible
wounds from which he had suffered and
from which it was likely that he would
recover, although they caused him consid-
erable pain from time to time, he bore
willingly. XVhy should he not? He, a
young German officer, wounded in battle,
had been picked up and brought to this
hospital, where he knew that he would be
well treated. Besides, he had a young
French nurse, Jeane Paget, to care for and
entertain him. Often she would read to
him, other times they talked about the war.
Today in that close room she told a long
story of how an exploding shell had de-
stroyed her home, at the same time killing
her father and mother, how she had fied to
Freules where she was now a nurse in a Red
Then her lips quivered, she could say no
more. Her face showed no sign of trouble,
but an iron band clamped her forehead
above her burning eyes.
Far away beyond that stuffy room, be-
yond the din of the battle, she saw vividly
a hot waste, hideous with holes and piles
of destroyed homes and shapes of horror,
and in the midst of it all lay, huddled up,
prostrate figures with the sun bleaching
their expressionless faces.
"Wl1at is the matter ?" asked john Stroe-
bel. "You do not speak. When soldiers are
wounded they need to be entertained."
"I'm sorry, monsieur, but today I feel
They became silent, but silence did not
prevail. From far away came the booming
of French seventy-fives and German how-
itzers, the rattling staccato of machine
guns, the intermittent cracking of infantry
riiies, the deep rumbling of exploding shells.
Presently Suzette came in, "Ma'amselle
Jeane, a British officer is downstairs, who
wishes to speak to you."
"VVhat does he wish ?" asked Jeane,
"He did not say. He just asked to see
"Au revior, monsieur," said Jeane, turn-
ing to Stroebel. "I shall come again to-
She went downstairs unconsciously grip-
ping herself as if preparing to discuss mat-
ters of gravest import.
On the entrance of Jeane, the soldier sa-
"Oh," gasped Jeane, "it's you, Captain
VVilkins. Suzette said it was some British
ofiicer, but I never thought of it being you.
It was good of you to come," she cried, and
they shook hands instinctively, scarcely
realizing that it was for the first time. But
he was sensitive of the firm grip of her
"VVe are going tomorrowg I come to bid
you good-bye," broke in VVilkins after a
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"Is your company returning?"
"Yes, we leave tomorrow night."
Jeane followed him to the door and Wil-
kins leaned against a small table, talking
feverishly. They looked out into the little
flagged courtyard in which the men, some
in gray shirt sleeves, some in tunics, were
lounging about among the little piles of
accoutrements and packs. Here and there
a man was shaving by the aid of a little
mirror supported on a handcart. Jests and
laughter were flung into the quiet afternoon
air. A little group was feeding pigeons,
which at the sight of the crumbs, had
swarmed irridescent in the far corner near
the gabled barn.
Here the French nurse and British officer
stood and talked freely concerning the rav-
ages of the war. Wilkins was just asking
jeane about her German patient, when he
noticed Sergeant Smith approaching.
"Here comes Sergeant Smith to pay you
his visit of adieu," he said laughingly.
Jeane welcomed the newcomer in her
calm, dignified way. ,
"I came," said Smith, after the usual
greetings were over, "to ask about our
patient. Does he continue to improve ?"
"He is very much better, monsieur," re-
plied jeane thoughtfully.
"l'm afraid," said Sergeant Smith, en-
deavoring to smile, "that Stroebel is paying
court to Miss jeanef'
A spot of color burned on Jeane's pale
cheek and VVilkins frowned angrily.
Smith noted the eeffct of his ill-chosen
words, and stammering a few words, he
"Bone chance," called Jeane, quickly re-
"l think," said VVilkins, turning to Jeane,
"that Sergeant Smith is rather inclined to
be blunt. You must not mind what he says.
He wishes to speak to me so I must take
my leave." He extended his hand.
"Bonne chance, monsieur," she smiled
and disappeared from the doorway.
At the entrance of the barracks Captain
VVilkins fell in with Sergeant Smith.
"Wilkins," said the latter,"'jusz one word
of warning concerning Miss jeane. She,
as I said before, is paying too much atten-
tion to Stroebel. I'm afraid she will be
planning a way for him to escape, because
he says so often that he would like to be
back in the trenches."
"She is too sensible for that," snapped
Wilkins, and walked on.
It was dark on the following night, when
a company marched away. As on the pre-
vious day, the enjoyable weather had
changed with the coming of night, and a
fine rain was falling. The soldiers were in-
deed an illustrious sight to behold, each
with his little pack. But to an experienced
regiment this has no illusions. The knowl-
edge. of what is about to happen produces
The way was difficult. Here was a heap
of earth thrown up and there an awful hole
caused by an exploding shell. This condi-
tion of the road, together with the darkness
of the night made traveling very slow and
perilous. Occasionally a rocket was sent up
which cast its livid white light, for an in-
stant over the entire country, then again all
would lapse into darkness and silence.
Captain NVilkins leading his little army
tramped on in silence, and in deep thought.
His mind was occupied with the events of
that day. They were too momentous. He
could scarcely grasp the situation. To him,
it seemed like a dream. Yet Sergeant Smith
had forboded it. just as he had said, the
German officer, Stroebel, had mysteriously
disappeared, and-he choked-Jeane was
held as a spy. She was charged with hav-
ing planned the German's escape. He knew
the penalty was death. That dreadful sen-
tence was to be carried out on May 18th.
Probably he would never see her again.
At the right of the village the road made
a sharp detour, skirting a bit of high
ground. Now the increased flashes of light
accompanied by the distant rumbling of ex-
plosion, and the sharp barking of the can-
non told the men thtat they were going to
have a "bloody night." Wilkins greeted this
with a fiendish delight. Anything was bet-
ter than thinking of Jeane. Thus they hur-
ried on, eager to relieve those weary men
who had been fighting so desperately and
heroically for the past few days.
The wearisoine conflict had continued for
two nights and days, when, on the third
night, there came a pause. Both sides were
tired of fighting. Tonight the sky was not
a brilliant red as it was on the previous
nights. The moon shed its pale light down
upon the earth and the stars twinkled mer-
rily as if they, too, were glad to see peace
"Send the word along, boys, not to shoot.
I'm goin' out thar ter see what I can do,"
said Jake Martin, a restless young British
"Look here, young fellow," said Wilkins,
"who gave you permission to go out there P"
"VVell, er, you see sur, I wanted somethin'
to do." i
"So do I," said Wilkins, "just anything to
keep a person from thinking when in a place
like this. I'm going with you."
They had been out about an hour when
they saw two men coming, not far away.
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lf all the studies being carried are successfully completed, ninety-two Seniors will graduate
from dear old lf. ll. S. on June 7. The Class of '18 is one of the largest in the history of the school.
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This .Xnnual is the only publication telling of the achievements of F. ll. sl for the present school
year. Therefore it should be preserved by all with the greatest care. The Class of.'l8 was one of
the leading factors in the success of the Blue and Cold Weekly last year. but -conditions this year
would not permit its repetition. Owing to the faithfulness of the staff, including Miss Gibson and
Mr. lfinton, this is the biggest, and certainly one of the best Annuals ever published in F. ll. S.
The credit' for this successful school year is largely due to our new superintendent, Mr. 1. F.
Mattison, Mr, lfmton, the principal, and to the other members of the faculty.
lt has surely been unfortunate that the Lincoln and Vtlashington Freshmen could not be with
the upper classes in the Central ll. S. This Annual series to bind the schools more closely together.
Three of our teachers. Mr. XVertht-ini, Mr. Meyers and Mr. Skidmore, have left dttring this school
year to "do their might" with l'ncle Sam in the war for democracy. All three are .missed very much
by their former pupils. ln my estimation nothing could be written to pay them higher tribute.
Patriotism has reigned through the entire school system in Findlay this year. The four classes
of lf. ll. S, have purchased live Liberty lionds this year. .Ks far as we can secure information, Iiind-
lay lligh started bond buying in the lligh Schools of the United States. Follow the example set by
the future citizens of our country and buy a bond.
XVhcn the lied Cross presented the Junior movement to the pupils, they arose as one and every
lligh School student is a member of the Junior Red Cross. A fine illustration of what is called school
spirit. .Nlso a high standard for the person who has not stepped from the ranks of the slackers and
'oinetl the Red Cross. l
Thrift Stamps? Certainly. After good Asales by each school, the students were spurred on by
foursminute speeches. The speakers deserve high credit for their patriotic spirit. Findlay lligh School
students and graduates will make a name for the country in the purchase of stamps this summer.
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l'pon -the first. page of this book are the.picturcs of three young men, all former F. ll. S. men,
who have given their lives that democracy might hve.
Sergeant Rice M. Hell died at Camp Sherman after a very brief sickness.
Lieutenant Myles K. Qelwicks, of the U. S. Aviation Corps, lost his life when his plane fell dur-
ing a trial rlight at lxelley Field, Texas. ,
Gregg Cehring was one of the victims of the Tuscania. t -
All. three boys were well liked by their classmates and the entire student body and faculty ex-
press their sorrow and deep sympathy to the parents of these gallant youths.
lfour fellows who really belong to our class are in service. Theodore A. Lawrence, commonly
known as "Ted," is in the navy, lle is aboard the l'. S. S. Standard Arrow, and has crossed and
recrossed the ocean several times. Wayne Smith is a member of the Great Lakes Naval Training
School, llerman Gibson is with the former Ohio National Guard at Camp Sheridan. NValter L. Doetry
is at Fort Meyer. Va., just across the river from yVashington, D. C. "Doerty" is in the Quartermas-
Our best wishes go along with these fellows, our former teachers and alumni in the service,
and we surely are proud of them.
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l,isteu, juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen, if you don't have a diploma from F. H. S. you'll
wish you did have, so "dou't give up the ship." Your country needs the best you have in you. and
besides, you owe it to yourself.
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Laurance Staples '18,
.X new form of school activity has been
organized this year. This is the High School
Debating Team. A week or so preceding
Christmas Mr. Finton received a letter from
Fostoria High School challenging old F.
ll. S. to enter a debating league composed
of Fostoria, Findlay and Hucyrus High
Schools. Thus the Triangle Debating
League was formed. After vacation was
over candidates were called out and the
following oHicers elected: Laurance Staples,
President: Merle XYieger, Vice-Presidentg
and Rachel Hart, Secretary and Treasurer.
The candidates were told to prepare for a
trying out debate on "Government Owner-
ship of Railroads." Rachel Hart, Blanche
Updegraph, Clarence Fox, Laurance Staples,
john McCarthy and Ruth Switzer qualitied
for positions. The first three will compose
the negative team, and the others the aHirm-
ative. So far debates on the subject of "Re-
solved, That Present Laws Applying to
European Immigration be Extended to
1Xsiatics," have been scheduled with the
above mentioned schools. The Findlay af-
firmative team will journey to Fostoria on
the evening of May 10, while the negative
remains at home to debate the affirmative
team of liucyrus. The present status of the
Findlay teams gives bright prospects of
victory. Prof. Conn, the coach, shows great
ability in directing the teams.
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l have fought a good tight, l have Iinisherl my course "
Paul Z. Adams
"To be strong is to be happy."-WLongfellow.
Senior Commercial Club. Q
Verna Genevieve Alge
"Her stature tall-I hate a duinpy woinan."-Byrcm.
Latin Day 125.
"A daughter 'of the gods, divinely tall
And most divinely t'air."sTennyson.
Mt. jewett 1l'a.5 High School 115, 125, 135g lf. ll.
Abigail Rollina Blackford-"Abbie"
"Much study is a weariness of the llesh."-Solomon.
Rhetorieals 135, "Suzette" 135, Girls' Glee Club 145,
"Pirates of Penzance" 145.
Belva Norma Bidinger
"As merry as the day is long."-Shakespeare.
Senior Commercial Club.
"For if she will, she will, you may flepenrl on 'tg i
But if she won't, she won t, anrl tl1at's an enil on 't."
Latin Day 125, Vice-Presirlent Junior Class 135,
Rll0tOI'lC2llS 135. 145, Rhetorical Committee 145,
Invitation Committee 145, Marathon l'lay 135.
Huldah Rose Brucklacher-"Brooky"
"She is a Winsome, wee thing."f--llurns,
"Pocahontas" 135. Rhetoricals 135, 145, Girls' Glee
Club 145, "Pirates of Penzance" 145, Senior
Commercial Club 145.
Harold T. Carpenter-"Carp"
"Shot with a woman's smile."-Beaumont and Fletcher.
Track 1l5, 125, Class llasketball 115. 125. 135, Rhe-
toricals 135, "l'oeahontas" 135, lllue anrl Golrl
135, Secreatry Senior Class 145, Football 135.
145, Decorating' Committee 145, Senior C. C.
Elise Alma Chatelain-"Lizzie"
"Haste thee, nymph, and bring with thee
,lest and youthful ,iolhty."-Milton.
Senior Commercial Club.
Ruth R. Corwin
"l'nstaine'cl and pure as is the lily."--Thompson.
Rhetoricals 135, "Pocahontas" 135, Girls' Glee Club
145, Senior Commercial Club.
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Ruth Isabella Crane-"Craney"
l "With countenance demure, and modest grace."-Spencer.
Rlietoricals 135. 145, Latin Day 125, Decorating
Committee 135, Blue anrl Gold Staff 145.
"Blessings on thee, little man."-Whittier.
Arlington 115hio5 lligh School 1l5, 125, 135, F. ll. S.
145. Rhetoricals 145. Boys' Clee Club 145,
"Pirates of Penzance" 145.
Dorothy Evelyn Crates-"Dot"
"Do you not know I am a woman? When I think, I must
Latin Day 125. Rhetorical Committee 135, lllue and
Gold VVeekly 135, Rhetoricals 135, 145. "l'oca-
hontas" 135, Presiclent Cirls' Glee Cluh 145.
"Pirates of Penzance" 145, Invitation Commit-
tee 145, Blue and Cold 145 "The Man NVho
NVent" 145, Valeclictorian.
Doris A. Crawford
"Her modest looks the cottage might adorn,
Sweet as a primrose peeps beneath the thorn."
Latin Day 125, "I'ocahontas" 135, Girls' Glee Cluh
145, "Pirates of Penzance" 145, Iiluc and Gold
"A Still, small voice."-lst Kings.
Latin Day 125.
"VVithout luig words, how could many people say small things?"
Senior Commercial Club.
Dorothy Louise Dietsch-"Dort"
"One vast, substantial sniile."flJickens.
Latin Day 125, "Suzctte" 135.
Harley Eugene Doty
"The less a man thinks or knows about his virtues the hctter
we like him."-Emerson.
Boys' Glee Club 145, "Pirates of Penzance" 145.
Clair E. Dunlap'
"He was a man, take him for all in all,
1 shall not look upon his like again."--Shakespeare.
Track 1l5. Class Basketball 115, Varsity llaskethall
l 125, 135, 145, Decorating Committee 145, Ath-
letic Board of Control 145, Color Committee 135.
Pearl M. Duttweiler
"I have learned in whatsoever state I am therewith to he
L Latin Day 125.
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Frederick W. Evans-"Frickem"
lhat santa f.u1 of yours looks hlte the title page to a whole
volume of roguery."-- Cihher.
Class llaskethall 121, llaskethall Reserve Squarl 121, i
Varsity llaskethall 131. 141. lfoothall 131, 141.
Edwin D. Ewing
"l ilo present you with a man of worth, eunning in graees
anil l'll1lllICIIl1lllC!f.H' Shakespeare.
Yanlue ll. S. 111, 121, 131. li. ll. S. 141.
Harold V. Ferguson-"Fergy"
"No atlieetions anil a grent hrain- thi-se are the men to rom-
mannl the worlrl."f lleaeonrhelfl.
lihetorieals 131, "Snzette" 131, lllne anal tlolrl XN'eek-
ly 131. lihetorieal Committee 141, liaskethall
Reserve Snuafl 141, "'l'he Man xXlll11 XY1-nt" 141.
Roy F. Finton
. "Study is the hane of hoyhooilf' -fl.nnilor.
Senior Connnereial Cluh.
Frank C. Fishbaugh, Jr.
"He is the proper man."--1Qoethe.
Viee-l'resi1lent Senior Commercial Cluh.
Goldie Mae Fox
"A eheerful temper, joineil with innoeenee." Atlslison
Latin llay 121, lihetorieals 131.
Flossie D. Foreman
"My tongue within my lips I f6'l!'l-Q I l
For who tallts inueh must talk in vain."-r hay.
Latin l1ay 121.
Phyllis Gertrude Frizzell-"Phyl", "Frizzle"
"llan5.: sorrowg eare'll kill a e:1tZ" --f- Jonson.
Latin l1ay 121, llhetoricals 131 141.
Ferol M. Funk
"There is nothing like fun, is there?"-Halihurtou.
Senior Commercial Cluh.
Robert H. Gehring-"Bob" 1
German-English Course I
"VVliatever zunuses, serves to kill lll'l'IC."+lif2ll!l1C.
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N Ruth E. Gohlke
"She hath prosperous art
'If-, ..'Z 5'
R. Wayne Hartman
"Strange In the world, he wore a
Orville H. Hatch
Hugh H, Houck- Hughie ,
"Tu see her is tu love her
Carl M. Hoyer
llancl 123, HllI3C1lllOlll2lSu 133.
, "Ariel her yes, onee saisl tu you,
, Shall he yes fnreverinore."f li. ll, Browning.
Rachael Elizabeth Hart
3Yl3en she will play with reason antl tlisennrse,
And well she can persuade."--WSllakespcare.
Latin Day 123, Rhetorical Committee 133, Rhetorf
it mls 133 143 Dchitiu- 'llcnn 143 Ci I ' Glu
3: ,Irs "
Cluh 143, "l'irat-es of Penzance" 143. liluc and
Gold 33'eekly 133, lilue anml Cold 143.
lmsliful look."-f lleaemislie-l1l.
William Edwin Hall
"Let me play the fool."--Shakespeare.
Rlieturicals 133, 143, Decorating,Committee 133,
3YlCL'-l,l'CSltl13llt Senior Class 143, Senior Coin.
"lle hall a faee like a lll'l1L'1llCllUll.uf'f'0l'YZllllC'S.
"Pocahontas" 133, liuys' Clee Clnh 143, "Pirates of
l'enzanee 143. Senior Com, Lluh.
Dorothy Madeline Hill
"l'm.-ts are far rarer hirsls than lilllgS.,"",ll3llSlvll.
Latin l3ay 123, lllue and Cold Vlieekly 133.
il !I llHouckie!Y
"Uh, it is exeellent In have :i g'iant's strength."fSlmkespe.ure.
Presimlent Senior Class 143. liuothall 133. 143, Invita-
tion Cunnmnttee 143, lQll0tf3l'lC1llS 143.
Anal hive hnt her forever: .
For natnre lllilllt' her what she is,
Anil never marle another." "lllll"llS.
'llreasurer of Class 133, 143, lllletoricals 133.
"Now grmml iligeslinn wail un appetite,
l Anil health un lroth."--4-Slialccspearc.
Senior Coininercial Cluh.
Pauline E. Hoppenberg-"Hop"
"I have a heart with rnmn for every joy,"--Bailey.
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"For she was jist the quiet kin'il
VVhuse natures never vary."-Lowell.
Senior Commercial Club.
William W. Hosler-"Pete", "Bill"
"You are a devil at everything, and there is nothing in the
'versal world but what you can turn your 'iaml to."--
President junior Class 135. Ring Committee 135.
"Suzette" 135, Blue and Golrl 125. Treasurer
Iilue and Golcl VVeekly 135, Boys' Glee Club 145.
"Pirates of Penzance" 145, Invitation Commit-
tee 145, liclitor Blue and Gold 145, "The Man
Vtho XVent 145.
Ardinell L. Jones
"Sweet VVilliam is her favorite tlower."
Latin Day 125. Rhetoricals 135. "Pocahontas" 135.
Rhetorical Committee 145, Girls' Glee Club 145,
"Pirates of Penzance" 145, lilue and Golcl
Maurice P. Kirsten-"Husky"
"He wears the rose of youth upon him."-Shakespeare.
Clara Belle Kistler
"lizishfulness is nn ornament to youth."-Aristotle.
Senior Coniinercial Club.
Esther M. Krouse
"Love is the greatest of ezlneators."f-l5lrs. Osgood.
Anna Marie Helene Kwis
"As good he out of the world as out of the fashions."--'1'olly
Helen G. Latchaw
"All musical people seem to be happy."--Sytlney Smith.
School Pianist 145. Rhetoricals 145. Secretary Girls'
Glee Club 145, "Pirates of Penzance" 145, Blue
and Gold Staff 145.
Edna Marie Laube
"I never, with important air
In conversation overlrcarf'-1lay.
Latin Uay 125.
Anna A. Lang
"Her virtues, graretl with external gifts,
Do breeil love's settled passions in my heart."
"Pocahontas " 135, Girls' Glee Club 145, Senior
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Kenneth S. Learey-"Ken"
"A man he seems of cheerful esterdays
And eontident tomorrows."-Vllordsworth.
i Rhetorical Committee 135, "Suzette" 135, Rhetor-
icals 135, Blue and Gold Weekly 135. lioys' Glee
Club 145. "Pirates of Penzance" 145, Blue and
Cold 145, "The Man VVho VVent" 145.
Archie V. Matheny
"Always at work."-Voltaire.
Senior Commercial Club.
W. Lester Maurer-"Les"
"My mind to me an empire is."-Southwell.
Orchestra 125, 135, Blue and Gold Committee 135.
Schoo-l Pianist 135, Rhetoricals 135, "The Man
5Vho NVent" 145.
Howard W. McLeod
"There is nothing half so sweet in life as love's young 'dreamf'
"She moves a goddess, and she looks a queen."-Homer.
Sweet Grass County 1Mont.5 High School 115, 125,
135, F, H, S. 145, invitation Committee 145,
Senior Commercial Club, "The Man Wlio
Frances Pearl Minnich
"ln thy face T see the map of honor, truth, and loyalty."-
Archie P. MacGregor-"Mac"
"The deed l intend is great, but what, as yet, l know not,"
Class Basketball 115, 125, Track 125.
Kathryn Reba Mulholland
"Thy modesty is a candle to thy merit."-Tlmekeray.
Senior Commercial Club.
Frances Marion Miller
"A woman's crowning glory is her hair."
Senior Commercial Club.
Harry Grayel Musscr-"Mussy"
"l'an'st than thunder with a voice like him?"-Bible.
4 Band 125, Football 135, 145.
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Clara Firmin Parker
"The purest treasure mortal times afford,
ls spotless reputation."-Shakespeare.
Robert C. Peale-"Bob"
"I :un Sir Oracle, and when l open my lips let no dog bark."
llellefontaine H. S. 115, 125, 135. F, ll. S. 145, Foot-
ball 145. President Boys' Glee Club 145, "Pirates
of Penzance" 145, Blue and Gold 145.
Waldo E. Powell
"The farmers are the founders of civilization."-D. Webster.
Senior Commercial Club,
Elmer M. Rettig
"An honest man, close buttoned to the chin,
Broadcluth without, and zu warm heart within."-Cowper.
Rhetoricals 145, Arlington H. S. 115, 125, 135, F.
H. S. 145.
Lois A. Ringgenberg
"Amusement, to an observing mind, is stu'dy."-Ileaconstiehl.
Vim Wert ll. S. 115, Lima H. S. 125, F. ll, S, 135, 145,
Richard D. Robinson-"Red"
"I would rather sit. on a pumpkin and have it all to myself,
than to be crowded on a velvet cushion."-Tlioreziu.
Class Basketball 135.
Earl C. Sampson
"Half as sober as a judge."-Lzimb.
Audrey Gail Se Guine-"And"
V i4'l.ife is-less than IlC3glg-l'llll0llt love.::Bailey.,n-
'1I'ocahontas" 135,.Rhetoricals 135, 145, Girls' Glee
Club 145, "Pirates of Penzance" 145, Senior
Ruth Elizabeth Shade
'Tensive nun, devout and pure."-Milton.
Latin Day 125, Girls' Glee Club 145, "Pirates of
Neva Florence Shull
"Maiden with the meek brown eyes."-Longfellow.
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1 Adele French Shafer-"Dele", "Frenchie"
l Classical Course
"A fool cannot be an actor, though an actor may aet .x fool's
Latin Day 125, Blue and Gold Weekly 135, "Snzette"
135, "Pocahontas" 135, Rhetoricals 135, 145, Rhe-
torical Committee 145, Girls' Gle-e Club 145, Blue
and Gold 145, "The Man Who Went" 145.
Russell P. Shaffer-"Rus"
"A little nonsense, now and then
ls relished by the wisest men."-Anonymous.
Rhetorical Committee 135, "Snzette" 135, Rhetoricals
135, 145, "The Man NVho Went" 145.
Florence M. Spaythe
"So buxom, blithe and debonuire."fMilton.
Senior Commercial Club.
Odetta N. Spitler
"The badge of honesty is simplieity."-Novalio.
Senior Commercial Club.
Laurance S. Staples
"Even tho' vanquished, he eonld argue still."-Goldsmith.
Decorating Committee 135, Marathon Play 135, Rhe-
toricals 135, 145, President Debating Team 145,
lllue and Gold 145.
Welby R. Stevens
"Intlamed with the study of learning."kMilton
V2llllLlC ll. S. 1l5, 125, F. H. S. 135, 145, Blue and
Gold Staff 145.
Milton A. Strawbridge-"Milt"
"Of all kinds of ambition, that which pursues poetical fame
is the wildest."-fGoldsmith.
Track 125, "Pocahontas" 135, Rhetoricals 135, Boys'
Glee Club 145, "Pirates of Penzance" 145, lilne
and Gold Staff 145.
Lena T. Swihart
"Bonnie brown eyes are the eyes for me."-YVVoolson.
Latin Day 125, Rhetorieals 145.
George F. Swisher
"Let the farmer iorevermore be honore'd in his culling,"--Tlios.
Senior Commercial Club.
Ruth Marie Switzer-"Ukkum"
1 Classical Course
"Man delights not nie."--Shakespeare.
Blue and Gold 1l5, 135, Blue and Gold Committee
135, Rhetoricals 135, 145, Decorating Commit-
tee 145, Debate 145.
THE BLUE AND GOLD
'She a woman, therefore may be woo'dg
She is a woman, therefore may be won."4Shakespc-are.
l.atiu Day 125, Rhetorical Committee 135, "Suzette"
135, "Pocahontas" 135, Costume Committee,
"Pocahontas" 135. Bllue and Gold NVt-ekly 135,
Girls' Glen- Club 145, "Pirates of Penzance" 145,
Dance Committee "Pirates" 145, lllue and
Henry W. Taylor
"lf l lose mine honor, l lose myself."- Sliakespeare.
Senior Commercial Club 145.
"His study was but little on the Bible."--t'harer
Rhetoricals 135, Secretary Junior Class 135.
Joseph Edward Tighe
"Sublime tobacco, which from East to West,
Cheers the tar's labor and the Turkman's rest."
C. LeRoy Temple
"I quarrel not with Destiny
But make the best ol' everything- -
The best is good enough for me,"--Riley.
K. Blanche Updegraph
"VVhenee is thy learning? hath thy toil
0'er books consumed the midnight oil?"-Gay.
Rhetoricals 145, Debate Team 145, Blue and
William G. Van Voorhis-"Bill"
"Anil when a laCly's in the ease,
You know all other things give plave."-Gay.
Parkersburg 1VV. Va.5 H. S. 113' 425, 135, F. H. S.
145, Rhietorieals 145.
Merle D. Weiger
"As for women, ' l' 4' we may live with, but Cannot live
"Lost--A Chaperoum 135, Decorating Committee 135.
Rhetorieals 145, President Senior Commercial
Club 145, A. A. Park Board 135, 'A'l'he Mau NVho
Ruby G. Weiger
"Golden hair, like sunlight SU'61lIlllllg.HfSZlXC'.
Secretary S-euior Commercial Club 145.
"Her cheeks like apples, which the sun had rurl'1lieml."-Spencer.
itni Day 125, lthehtoricals 133, 143,
liecorating Committee t4j.
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Helen Elizabeth Wiseley
Hail to thee, blithe spirit!"-Shelly.
"A sunny temper gilds the edges of life's
Decorating Committee 443, Blue Hull
Gold Weekly 131, Salutatorian.
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HISTORY OF CLASS OF NINETEEN-EIGHTEEN.
Uh gentle reader of history,
l'ause a moment and bear with me
VVhile the history of the Class of '18
ls quickly flashed upon the screen.
'Twas on a bright September morn
ln the Autumn of nineteen-thirteen
When we into Findlay High were born,
lt, is true, a tritie green.
That we are not ashamed to tell,
Fon each one of us knew full well
That growing green with treatment fair
Becomes a thing of beauty rare.
tlf anyone on the aforesaid debates
Take a look at our feminine classmates.D
NVe were subject to tl1e usual pranks-
Tablets were gone, we got no thanks,
VVe sat on tucks and mustard oil,
And made good targets for tin-foilg
Then the studies seemed so strange,
The girls were not used to a kitchen range
Many a thumb by hammer mashed,
And many a hand cut and slashed,
Adorned fellows who had seen tit
To wield the hammer, saw and bit.
The x, y, z's got our goats,
And some stayed over with Miss Coates.
VVe soon learned to sputter Latin
VVhen our brains began to batten,
After absorbing Ancient llistory,
Cligyptian, Creek and Latin mysteryj
lfVe had three months vacation
To recover a good relation
For all the things we would hear
And muss up in our Sophomore year.
liut lo! before me the scene changes,
My vision wider ranges.
lfVe come now to do our share
ln making Freshman life despair.
VVe sought seats at the rear of the room,
Hut our happy band was scattered soon,
Since a Sophomore takes great delight
ln passing a note or having a hght.
VVc studied Latin once more,
About Caesar and his Gaellic war.
lfVe also struggled with Geometry,
And in proving things became quite free.
This year we conquered in battle,
Twice making the Fresh heads rattle,
And tearing up the dirty rag
They had hung up for a flag.
Then another year was done,
Another year of our course run.
Again we quit the red wall
Only to come back in the fall.
Now the third act was begun-
A year full of work and fun,
W'hen some should reach the goal,
VVhile others fall in some deep hole.
liarly in the year Mr. Finton called the class
To state the time had come to pass
NVhen we should organize
And tlout our banner in the skies.
Xvlll. Hosler captained our Ship of State,
VVith Alice Brenner as his lirst mateg
Mary Houck was purser of our ship,
And Lester Thomas kept log of the trip.
A committee was chosen, class rings picked,
Everyone was satisfied, nobody kicked.
Our class proved the first to appear
ln rhetoricals restored last year.
Our class had talent-nothing could daunt usg
Our singers had lirst place in Pocahontas.
The Spring passed without a iight,
We got no chance to show our might,
As the twenty Senior boys
Were small on tight, but large on noise.
Our Junior play, named "Suzette."
VVas a stellar production you may bet.
The play was good: the cast was grand-
f.'Xs good as any in the land.D
The lnoney made by this was spent
.ln the season's crowning event,
A reception by the Junior class
For the Seniors, who were to pass
From our midst to a world of strife
To begin their course in life,
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Thus another year had passed,
And we came again at last '
To the walls we hold so dear
For our fourth and final year.
It was a. line day in September,
How well we shall remember
The many things that ensued-
Pleasures enjoyed, grades rued.
W'hen a couple of weeks had rolled away
Our president called the class to say
That eighty-four pupils could share
In the class' important affair
Of electing officers for the year,
Who could serve and appear
At ease before the class.
And thus it came to pass
That after the ballot was cast,
After all the voting was done,
Announcement was made at last
The following students had won:
Hugh Houck took the presidency,
And we all know that he
Has filled his office day by day
In the most satisfactory way.
Edwin Hall was vice-president,
A fellow who it seems was sent
Into this world with a smile,
At least he has one all the while.
Mary Houck handled the money so well
That again to her the duty fell
To hold our class' enormous budget
NVhere nobody else could budge it.
Harold Carpenter was our secretary,
He can write accounts airy
Of any meeting or class event
So that no one will dissent.
NVe must admit that this year
Our rhetoricals did not come near
The perfection they might have done,
But we lament for laurels none,
VVhen we have talent nothing dannts,
As shown by the cast in Penzance.
We know yon'll like this Blue and Gold,
And as you read it again when old,
Remember thtat we passed four years,
Many of us with trembling and fears
Lest we should fall by the wayside,
Nungiered with those who have mentally
Until we our prize should win
And carry away a crisp "sheep skin."
These years have not been all song,
They have seemed slow and long.
But with regret we leave you now,
Each one upon his lips a vow
That as the rolling years go by,
He'll hold up the standard of Findlay Hi.
And thus may each succeeding year
Make our memories more dear.
THE TALE OF SPY
fContinued from Page 91
"Look thar," said jake, "those fellows are
comin' right at us. We'd better hide, they
might be Hunsf'
"Yes," said Wilkins, "they might. But
before you go take a good look at them."
"Gad, the one looks like a Britisher. The
other one wears a spiked bonnet, sur. What
does he want with dat-er Britisher?"
"That's what I've been wondering, Jake.
It may be the one is a German in a British
uniform. At any rate we had better crawl
down here in this shell hole and wait."
It was not long before the two men in
question passed by where Jake and Wilkins
were hiding. They saw the one in the
British uniform give the German something.
"It's time for us to follow," said Wilkins.
"VVe must get those fellows."
They trailed them for some distance, then
in a very dark spot, after a severe struggle,
they seized the two men. It was very diffi-
cult for them to get back to their own
trenches without being detected by the
Boches. The prisoners were taken to a
dugout and now for the first time the Brit-
ishers recognized their captives. Wilkins
summoned his commandant to whom he
told the whole story of the capture.
"I must go to Freules immediately," he
said. "I give you full command of this
trench and be sure to take good care of my
At daylight Wilkins entered the village.
What was all the confusion about? Then
he remembered this was the eighteenth day
of May. W'ould he be in time? He hastened
to the barracks. The quartermaster was
not there. He reeled, his head whirled, and
he ran, he knew not where.
"Lookout, if you go any farther you will
be shot," he heard a voice shout. What?
VVhere could he be? There before him
stood the firing squad, with guns to their
And there-there was Jeane. She looked
very tall and commanding. On her lips was
a fixed smile. He knew that was her pride,
her unfaltering courage.
"NVait, sirs," shouted Wilkins, waving a
piece of paper in the air, "I, Captain Wil-
kins, command it."
The entire crowd turned with eyes fixed
on the newcomer. The firing squad auto-
matically lowered their guns. "Free that
girl," he commanded.
Then in a high and excited voice he told
the men of his adventures. "And," he said,
"the one I captured was Smith, our trusted
Sergeant Smith, the other, the German
officer, Stroebel, who so suddenly disap-
peared. Here is a paper I found on Smith
which will prove my whole story. There
come the prisoners guarded by soldiers."
A trial followed at which many were pres-
ent. Smith and Stroebel were found guilty.
Their sentence was given, "To be shot at
sunrise, May nineteenth, Sergeant Smith,
a traitor, john Stroebel, a German spy."
Captain VVilkins sought out Miss Paget.
"Oh, jeanef' he cried, "I knew you were
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Some of you uninitiated probably wonder what all those initials after the names of the members
of the commercial course mean. I will tell you. VVhen we are able to write on the typewriter at the
rate of forty words or more a minute, net, we are given a certificate by the Underwood Company. The
procuring of this certificate has nearly turned gray the hair of some of its lucky owners. After we
can write forty words a minute and do it very artistically-very, remember- so that it satisfies a
board of examiners at New York, we are admitted as life members of the O. A. T. You all know
what shorthand looks like. Well, it is just as hard to write it artistically as it looks to be. When
we attain a high degree of accuracy, theory, and artistic ability that will pass the New York board of
examiners, we are given life membership in the O. G. A. If we still hanker for further honors we can
try for the Superior Merit Certificate. The possess or of one of these certificates is considered to have
reached the apex of shorthand penmanship and constructive ability. .
You juniors and all other commercial classes that follow in our wake will have to exert your-
selves to your fullest extent if you wish to outclass or even rival the class of 1918. Take our advice
and organize a S. C. C. It will help. You will be come better acquainted with your fellow classmates.
You will become accustomed to speech making. You must do all this and much more to equal the
championship class of 'l8. We hope you do better than we have done. You must do better if you
wish to make a success in the ever advancing commercial world. Before I close I will give a list of
O G A Underwood Credmal
Waldo Powell Huldah Brucklacher
T. Anna Lang
the honors taken by members of the class of '18. W'ill you be able to surpass it?
1930 HALL OF FAME.
I shall always consider the best guesser the best prophet.' Cicero
The following letter was written in Buenos Aires on September 6, 1930, in reply
to a request of Miss. Genevieve Taylor, editress of the Morning Republican "back
home" in Findlay, as to what had become of the Class of 1918, that most illustrious
class which was ever graduated from Findlay High School. As the editor thought
the letter might be of interest to the readers of this magazine, many of whom would
probably remember the people mentioned therein, part of it has been reprinted here.
It was originally published in the September 30, 1930, edition of the Morning Repub-
lican, during "Old Home Week," when many former residents were coming back
to renew old acquaintances and review "Auld Lang Sync."
When you asked me to locate all the members of my class 09185 in F. H. S.. I was in a quan-
dary. I thought of that old song, "Where, Oh Where, Are the Grand Old Seniors," which concludes
with the words "Atoms lost in the cold, wide world," and agreed most heartily with the author. Finally
I decided to go to the American consul, our old friend, William Hosler, for help, As luck would have
it. a boat from the U. S. A. had come to port that morning, and one of the passengers, Mr. Hugh
Houck, was having ani interview with the consul when I arrived. So I was privileged to see two old
classmates at the same time. Mr. Houck, as you probably know, is president of the International
Wireless Company, Ltd., and he offered me the use of his wireless to get information from the four
corners of the globe. With the aid of Mr. Hosler, Mr. Houck and Miss Pauline Hoppenberg, pri-
vate secretary to Mr. Hosler, I have obtained the following information:
Mademoiselle Ardinelle Joahnze, the noted prima donna, will open her season with a concert
at the Lyric Theatre, Bloomdale, Ohio. Assisting her are Mlle. Huldah Brucklacher, violiniste and
contralto, and Monsieur Lestre Maurerre, pianist. who has studied extensively in Russia.
Carl Hoyer is a valued member of the police force of Mlortimer. while Henry Taylor is Justice
of the Peace in the same city. Carl's physique always did point towards the police force, but I can't
imagine Henry meting out justice to speeders, and, least of all, performing the marriage ceremony.
A pretty little romance has been enacted at the Hancock County Orphans' Home. Miss Marian
Wells has been the matron there for several years. One of the members of the Board of Directors.
John P. Crates, became so enamoured of her sterling qualities, that wedding bells will be heard in
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October. Miss Kathryn Mulholland. has been appointed Miss Wells's successor, and she assures the
board that she has no matrimonial intentions.
Did you see the "girl on the magazine cover" of "Snappy Stories" last month? That was Mar-
garet McMurray, our class beauty, now artist's model in New York.
Abigail Blackford and Helen Latchaw haye opened upha beauty parlor in Dobbs Junction, Iowa.
Split curls, kiss-me-qulcks, and hair dye a specialty. If their high school experience counts for any-
thing, we prophesy a great success in their new venture.
The lion of the pink teas and great favorite with the ladies is .the budding poet, Milton Straw-
bridge. He has let his hair grow longer, and effects picturesque artistic clothing, and, in short, is quite
the latest crush among the feminine four hundred of Winebago, Wisconsin.
Miss Adele Shafer is making a great hit in New York. She is hailed as Marie Dressler's suc-
cessor fevidently Adele has put on some weight since we last saw herj and one of the best come-
diennes who ever made the F. B. M. drown his troubles in the froth of Broadway. Her leading man,
Edwin Hall, is also a prime favorite, and is said to be almost equal to that idol of our childish dreams,
Charlie Chaplain. f
Miss Elizabeth Amsler is the dean of a. very select finishing school for young ladies. From the
rates advertised one would imagine the young ladies' fathers would also be finished. Among the in-
structors are Miss Ruby Glee Weiger, professor of refined and systematic giggling, chuckling and
snickering, who received most of her training in Tell Thompson's Business English class: Miss Helen
Wiseley, head of the aesthetic dancing classes, who studied under Ferol Funk, the famous cabaret
artist, and Miss Ruth Crane, who teaches the are of eiiicient and effective Hirtation.
Lester Thomas and Robert Gehring are working tirelessly night and day on a new invention
they hope to have perfected soon. It is a cigarette so constructed that it will last for eighteen hours
-sort of an all-day sucker. There are great advantages in this arrangement, for one can then smoke
from morning till night without having the bother of stopping to light up, and the saving of matches
will be tremendous.
Do you read the "Beauty Hints" column in the Cleveland Plain Dealer? That is edited by Miss
Lena Swihart, whom a Freshman once mistook for Mary Pickford years ago when we were in High
How time does change people! . Imagine my surprise when I got a wireless from Pearl Creighton
from Universal City, where she is taking the "vamp" roles in the Flamilnn Films, playing opposite Wel-
by Stevens, the handsome heart-smasher and matinee idol.
We also have a representative in American Wheel Burlesque. Audrey Seguine is starring with
the "Gaiety Girls," now on the road. CN. B.-They got kicked out of the last town they played in, so
that's literally true.D
Francis Miller is in Chicago, making her hair coin money. She is at present posing for hair
tonic Mads." She has compounded some kind of a preparation herself which she guarantees would
grow hair on an oyster, and which she will put on the market as soon as she gets her patent.
In the ranks of the traveling salesmen is Harold Carpenter. This didn't surprise us a bit, as
we remembered how he used to like to travel to McComb.
Wonders will never cease! Clara Kistler has joined the ranks of militant reformeresses, and is
at present picketing the White House for a bill providing for enfranchising women at 16 and men at
32, which she claims is the age at which the latter reaches a state of intelligence suliiciently great
to entitle him to the right to vote.
There is also another member of our class distinguished in national politics, Blanche Updegraph,
speakeress of the House. When I recall her "speechifying" in F. H. S., I can well believe the claim
of her supporters, that she is indeed one of the powers that be, and fills her position by far more ably
than anyone since "Champ" Clark. She is thinking of coming out as candidate for the presidency in
the next election.
Hundreds are hitting the trail in Oshkosh, where the Rev. Maurice Kirsten, famous evangelist,
is holding a tabernacle meeting. Miss Belva Bidinger, one of his recent converts, is in charge of the
singing, and has moved great audiences to tears with her solos. CI never heard her, did you? If so,
perhaps you can explain it.J
Orville Hatch is the proprietor of a hotel in Mosquito .City, New Jersey, which he called the
"Hatch House" until recently, when a facetious traveling man inquired if that was the mosquito incu-
liator. Since then, he has changed the name to Hotel de Hatche, in memory of the dear old Cafe
Has any one seen a desperate looking man with fi-ery auburn hair? The police are searching for
Richard Robinson, notorious I. W. W. leader, charged with instigating a strike among the hash sling-
ers of Edna Laube's Star Restaurant in Kankakee. But he needn't think he can escape, for the illus-
trious detective, Frank Fishbaugh, who was graduated from the Rising Sun School of Deteckating
Cfull course by correspondence, made famous by Philo Gubb of Red Book lorei is on his trail, and in
all probability the sleuth will have him ere this is published.
To get down to a more peaceful subject, '18 has made good in literature, too. Howard McLeod's
new book, "How To Make Love," is having a record-breaking sale. In her latest publication, "A
Sure Cure for Toothpicks," Helene Kwis tells how, to satisfy her longing and insatiable desire for
popcorn, she purchased the popcorn wagon on the National corner, and after a few weeks of bliss.
i. e., plenty of popcorn, she gained 92 pounds, truly a miracle. Esther Krouse, former Latin shark,
has just published a new Vergil pony, with copious notes containing excellent suggestions on the best
methods of bluliing, which will be welcomed by all suffering students, we are sure.
In behalf of "Baby First," George Swisher is running a model dairy near Alvada. Two miles
away is the domicile of Joe Tighe, chicken fancier. We are glad to say Joe has quit the metaphorical
variety and taken to the feathered kind. He has 300 hens and 4 roosters, and gets on an average of
303 eggs a day. Wayne Hartman, too, always had agricultural inclinations, so he has started a roof
garden in Blue Pigeon, with Florence Spaythe and Goldie Fox doing the fancy dancing, and Ruth
THE BLUE AND GOLD Page Twenty-eight
Shad-e, who studied in Egypt and India, as contralto soloist, singing such hits as Dorothy Hill's latest,
"I Simply Hate To Fascinate, But Nature Makes Me So."
Earl Sampson is manager of the Mel Teasy Ice Company, and hired Roy Finton to sweep the
sunbeams off the roof of the ice house all summer. Ruth Gohlke is driving one of the ice wagons.
owing to the scarcity of men since the new powder factory started, as they all have positions there.
This new cosmetic has recently been invented by Harry Musser, and he guarantees that it can't be
kissed off. Eugene Doty is president of the company, and Waldo Powell is general manager. Elmer
Rettig has charge of the.testing grounds, and is an expert, owing to long experience. Ruth Switzer
is in charge of the demonstrating of this new brand, with Clara Parker head of the advertising de-
partment. Although still very new on the market, this invention has already gained wide popularity
and without a doubt will prove a very profitable business.
Phyllis Frizzell is also in the manufacturing line. She is putting a new hair-curler on the mar-
ket, known as the Frizzle Frizzer. Her head stenographer, Odetta Spitler, has tried it with wonderful
results, and her picture appears on the bottle. Paul Adams is manufacturing a soap powder known
as Old Dutch Cleansure.
Under the assumed name of the Darling Sisters, Ruth Corwin and Anna Long are on "big time"
in a Keith circuit. They are doing hair-raising trapeze and juggling acts. Miss Lang also does a
sword swallowing stunt which is said to be miraculous.
Miss Edith Houseman won first place last week in a VVorld's Championship Croquet Tourna-
ment held at Havre. Another eighteener has won distinction in the world of sport, too, Miss Pearl
Duttweiler, who astonished the world last July 4 by making a high dive over Niagara Falls.
Dorothy Dietsch has started a fancy bakery in Kalamazoo. She has engaged Doris Crawford to
put the rings on the lady-fingers, as Doris formerly worked in a telephone exchangeg Flossie Fore-
man pins the puffs on the cream puffs, Florence Shull is furnishing the kisses, and "Mac" MacGregor,
the famous Scotch chef, makes the macs for the macaroons.
Being possessed of a gift of gab, Leroy Davis is now doing the street-corner stunt. selling pat-
ent medicine, which is guaranteed to cure anything from toothache in your false teeth to rheumatism
in your wooden leg. Merl Weiger, too, is running a little faking establishment. After much difficulty
I finally succeeded in locating him at Cedar Point, where he is living under the name of Professor l.
Flimmer, Hypnotist, Psychologist and Revealer of the Future. Merl always did think he could read
character and bluff folks.
We have four representatives in Bailem and Barney's circus: Roy Temple is feeding the elephants
and riding the camelsg Clair Dunlap thrills the audience every day with his remarkable tight-rope
walking: Edwin Ewing is the lion tamer, who sticks his head in the lion's very jaws fthe lion's- teeth
are all pulled outl, and Elise Chatelain brings up the rear of the parade playing the calliope.
Then there's Lawrence Staples, our champion arguer-he is now the president of the city coun-
cil in his home town, Drygrass, Arizona.
We are especially proud of two members of our class-the Sothern and Marlowe of this genera-
tion. Even in High School they showed remarkable talent, and now, at the pinnacle of their fame,
they are acclaimed marvels' of histrionic ability by even their severest critics. Who are they? Why
Alice Brenner and Russell Shaffer. of course, playing the title roles this winter in Romeo and Juliet.
One of our classmates chose surgery for his profession, and now Dr. Robert C. Peale, after two
years' practice in Greenville, Ohio, and vicinity, has gone to the Mayo Institute to advise the Mayo
Brothers how to improve their hospital and increase their practice.
It grieves me sorely to tell of one casualty-one member of our class who has gone to join the
great majority. Miss Lois Ringgenberg went, soon after her graduation, to the interior of Africa as
a missionary. Here she obtained material for her wonderful treatise on "Wild Women." A year ago
she came home for a short vacation, then left again to do missionary work among the aborigines of
the Cannibal Islands. Sad to relate, the cannibals found her too tempting a morsel, and now poor
Lois is no more.
Although daring death every day, as yet William Van Voorhis has gone only to glory. In the
recent aviation tournament, Mr. Van Voorhis won the great raec from Nome, Alaska, to Cape Horn.
making it in 26 hours and 32 minutes, thus gaining the title of Aeronautic Speed King of the World.
I always though Bill was pretty speedy.
Speaking of aeronautical matters, Fred Evans has invented an aeroplane which runs on hot air
instead of gasoline. Miss Rachael Hart runs the filling station. Recently Kenneth Leary was mak-
ing a trial flight, when something went wrong with the engine. It wasn't out of hot air-if it had
been, Kenneth could soon have remedied that fone of the great advantages of this type of enginel.
although perhaps not as effectively as Miss Hart. Anyhow, he couldn't locate the trouble, and before
he realized what was happening the plane started to fall, turning a double flip-flop. If Mr. Leary had
not been strapped to his seat he would most assuredly fallen to his death. He lost control, and the
machine landed in a crushed heap in Mary Houck's garden, utterly destroying a rose bush, a beautiful
bed of bachelor's buttons, and a priceless bird house, the work of the noted architect, Harold Ferguson.
Mr. Leary was quite badly injured, sustaining three broken ribs, one broken elbow. two broken
ankles, and two teeth knocked out by the bird-house. el-I was immediately rushed to the hospital,
where, under the competent care of Pearl Minnich, he is well on the road to recovery. In the mean-
time, Miss Houck, grieving over the loss of her flowers and bird-house, wrote for advice to'Cynthia
Grey of the News-Bee fthe pen-name of Miss Verna Algej. Miss Grey advised a damage suit. Miss
Houck has secured the services of the well-known lawyers, Miss Orea Williams and Mr. Archibald
Matheny, as counsel for the defense, a very hot and bitter suit is now being fought. From the latest
reports. I learned that Mr. Leary had entered a counter-suit against the plaintiff for his loss of teeth
due to the careless placing of the bird-house.
I believe that accounts for everyone, does it not? It is unfortunate that I happened to be so
far away when your request came, but, thanks to Marconi and Mr. Houck, I have managed to locate
all our dear friends and classmates of so long ago, a task by no means unpleasant.
-Dorothy E. Crates '18.
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HISTORY OF JUNIOR CLASS
The fall of 1915 brought about 150 Fresh-
men to lf. ll. S. The enrollment of all the
classes was 500. A few of our class fell out
in the spring. Most were in good spirits
after they received their cards and saw that
they could be called Freshmen no more.
lYhen the fall of 1916 came we learned
that there would be no Freshmen at the
lligh School that year. They were to go
to the XYashington and Lincoln buildings.
This year passed quickly. The class of '19
helped it to pass so by putting out a good
lllue and Gold every three weeks. Our
issue could always be identified from the
rest by merely reading a few lines. Spring
again called for her allotment and received
Now we are ,luniors and soon hope to be
Seniors. No doubt if the war lasts, many
of our class will join the colors as soon as
they graduate or possibly before. tXVhen
the Germans hear this no doubt there will
be a general retreat all along the western
front.l X'Vatch out for the class of '19 on
its tinal lap.
A FLASHY COLLAR.
CTO Wm. Holslerj
M. A. S. IS.
"Wliat's the cause of the uproar?"
l asked as l came to school
.Nnd saw a dozen fellows or more.
liach one acting a fool.
lhey said a great mystery
llad happened over night.
l'or never in the world's history
XX as there ever such a sight
.X little piece of rainbow
tl'll.l0l'll inches or inorel
The llnest the skies ever show
XYhen the sunnner storm is o'er.
So seeing all this disco
Cut from out of lleaven by heck!
From out the azure sky
Vvas sweetly reposing 'round the neck
Ut' a fellow at Findlay High.
All of nature's colors were there-
Some yellow, some red, some blue,
.Xnd really l do declare
Some green was showing through.
l immediately got the headache,
.X soreness in my eyes,
.X terror as when a snake
ls stepped on by surprise.
Next time you buy a collar,
Buy a white one, and. my word!
XV ewill not have to holler.
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T H E B L U E A N D G O L D Page Thirty-two
WASHINGTON FRESHMAN HISTORY
Yiulet llueh, XY. ll. S. Representative.
.Xn annual event in all lligh Selimnls is the
advent uf the lfreshman elass. lint upun the
entrance uf the Class ut' 19.21 at the lfindlay
xxvZlSl11I1j.'f1itll lligh Sehoiil everylmdy from the
Superintendent down hegan to "sit up and take
llUl1l'l'.u lt was the largest elass entering in the
histury of the lligh Sehofvl and numhered one
lnmdred odd meinlmers.
lt is said that the upper elassmen marvel
greatly at the dignity and selfspossessinn ut' this
hand of ku1iwleilge-seekers, and many are the
favrvralvle comments heard anmng the students
nf the Main lligfh Sehmwl as rumors ul the witn-
derful XY:isliiiig.1'tmi Iligh Sehiml reaehed their
ears. Un the lirst day ul school verdant fresh-
ness was emispieuwus, heeause ut' its almsenee.
N0 halting steps or fearful tremors were present
unless perhaps. it were found in llyrun Vrirhees,
whu, in spite of his wonderful gift of uratfvry, is
more fir less shy aml timid.
The wpnderful deinfweratie spirit in nur class
was shown frnm the very tirst. The year started
ntl' with a hike and a wiener roast. when almut
seventy memlmers of the class had the time of
their lives at the Slaughterheck woods two miles
east of tuwtl,
ln Nuveinher two Literary Societies were or-
ganized. the l'hilrwphr0nean and Cvleiorhetean.
'llhese sueieties furnished programs every three
weeks during the selnml year. 'l'0 these sfveieties
Dun U'Cm1imr owes his wonderful uratorieal
ability: Dorothy Redman her unusual skill in
directing ehuruses, and in addition to this Ralph
liagey has lfvund his true ealling as a writer of
ln patriutism we've taken nn lwaek seat. l'pnn
hearing that the Main lligh Sehuol had sult-
serihed fin' a lilly--dollar l.ilzerty l,.fian, we de-
cided tu gn une hetter and sulwserihe fur a huns
dred-dollar loan. ln the ervntest which fivllowed,
in the attempt tu raise the amount. with the twn
Literary Sucieties lined np in friendly rivalry.
the uuteome was su nearly a tie that lnith sos
eieties claimed the vietiwry, .Xt any rate we river-
shut the mark and une hundred and flirty-eig'lit
dollars were raised. and the remarkable part iff
it was that it was raised almnst entirely hy ins
dividual suhseription. ln the junior Red Cross
drive we have the limmr of lieing the first llltl
per Cent sclifml in the eity and furthermure we
niade our 100 per cent the tirst day uf the drive.
just now we are in the 'l'hrit't Stamp drive and
the fame nf nur four-minute men is spreading' all
over the city.
Uur student gwverninent is an organization nf
which we are justly proud, XYe have modeled it
after nur own municipal government and have
oliieials from the Mayiir im down who take care
of our selmul.
XYe have all kinds uf students, frtnn Nellie
.Xmsler, who has more knowledge tu the square
ineh than most of us have tu the square font. iw
Porter Gillespie, whose nnly kmwwledge uf l.atin
is venit, vidit, thinkit, 'l'here is an earnestness
and eharaeter to the work in the class ruoms that
proves that the Freshmen mean husiness. lt is
our aim to maintain our high standard thrriugh
the remaining three years of our High School
Page Thirty-three 1918 A N N U A L
FROM THE WASHINGTON FRESHMEN
Edna M.-Ninety-nine girls in one hundred
are naturally generous.
Don O.-Yes, where one girl will keep a secret
ninety nine will give it away.
Gordon G. stepped into a butchers shop . "A
piece of beef for roasting," he ordered briskly.
The meat, mostly bone, was thrown upon the
Gordon G.-Look here, you're giving me a big
piece of bone!
Butcher-Oh, no, I'm notg you're paying for it.
At So Much Per, -
A girl can now have a permanent wave put
in her hair and her cheeks enameled so that the
color will last for years.
Dear me. the poet of the future will sing of the
"enduring young charms".
Here's to our little Burmahlyn,
VVho's cheeks are tinged with vermilliong
And his face so dimpled and fair,
Beneath a pomp of curly brown hair,
Which wryfully wiggles out of place
NVhen he starts to propound the boiler case.
Moribus Casibushare in our schoolorum,
Than are founditltis in any othorum.
Venus sendivit her deara boyorum
To shootere dartibus in our heartorum.
Two jealous pueribus are in our- classarum,
Byron Vorhcesis and Don Fellabarumg
Each dies at noontime they spent all momentum
ln courting puetllae who's called Violetum.
Many notibus cross the schoolorum
From Iidna Mussarum to Don O'Cc-nnorum,
For parentibus objetibus to young Freshamaruin
liver maknig arrangements to have a datarum.
llut cheeribus upibus girlaque boyorum,
U kiddo, we'll growibus in future annorumg
Already our pueri wear long trousalorum
And have taken to shaving with safety KPD
Gcrtrnde J. fin rhetoricl--A man was swim-
ming along in the river and he took a cramp in
the middle and drowned.
"NVhat you say goes," he sadly said,
His eyes and heart atlameg
She glanced at the clock, 'twas not yet ten,
And softly whispered his name.
We mortals have to swat and shoo
The flies from dawn to dark,
Because Noah didn't swat the two
That roosted in the Ark.
Lawyer Cto Mike, who has fallen from a street
car-I presume you wish to sue for damages?
Mike--Not on your loife! I'm damaged
A Play in 3 Acts.
Act I. Maid one,
Act II. Maid won.
Act III. Made one.
FROM THE LINCOLN FRESHMEN.
A funny old man told this to me
I fell in a snowdrift in June said he
I went to a ball game out in the sea
I saw a jellyfish float up in a tree
I found some gum in a cup of tea
I stirred my milk with a big brass key
I opened my door on my bended knee
I beg your pardon for this said he
But 'tis true when told as it ought to be
'Tis a puzzle in punctuation you see.
Is all the rage.
Yes, the latest dodge
They chew the rag
But we smwoke and
Flick a bit of ash,
It fills up space,
Geo. Townsend-They make me go to bed
when I am not sleepy and get up when I am.
George Williaiiis had a hard time the other
night. The door blew off his chicken coop and
all of his chickens went home.
Geo. Townsend--'I'hat's nothing, I get all my
studies in one period.
lllliley-Yes and if you are qthereitwo more
years you can get them all in tive minutes.
'fSay, 'Rineyf what became of that girl I saw
you making love to over in Taylor's porch
'Riney'-Oh, we fell out.
Gurdeman-I threw a kiss at Mary today.
,Ioe-NVhat.did she say? I
G.-She said I was the laziest cuss she ever
First Girl tlooking at Geo. Townsendl-I think
he is simply wonderful. . A
Second Girl-I think he is wonderfully simple.
Bell Clooking happyl-And she smiled at me
Iililey-Oh, well, that shows she has the sense
of humor anyway.
A kiss speaks volumes. Orlo Dukes is col-
lecting a library.
"VVebb"-Every hour I spend with you is a
pearl to me.
Frances-Aw, quit stringing me.
Clair Bell, after making several vicious at-
tempts at cranking his 1909 rattler, .came to the
conclusion that the engine was missing.
She-I heard that there was a soldier down at
camp that has not had a bath for 5 years.
I-le-VVhy, I thought that they had to be so
clean down there. .
She-He can't help it. Every time he gets in
the bath tub the band starts to playing "America"
and he has to get up.
T HE BLUE AND GOLD l'ag'c 'l'liirty-four
THE LINCOLN FRESHMAN CLASS.
.Xlhcrt lloss '.2l.
l'F1'flll4'Hl , ,.j::iln's llnpc
Yicv-l'i't-siilciitm .lla.-nhl lllilt-y
St'ci't'tary ,...,, lVlargai'vt XYilliains
'l'l'c:isiii'vi'. ., ., , , ,,L'arulinc hlL'lWl1l'I'!lj'
"tJx'vi' tht- top with thc lwst uf luck." is what wc Lincoln l"rc'sltincn ham- .lunc this Iirst yt-ai
Ht lligh bcliwvl hfc,
.Xs is thc nsnal rasc, wc git-cii l"rt-slnncn are jccrcrl at hy nur "know-all" Stvpliuiiiows anfl xliinimx
intl lfwkctl flfrwn npmi hy tllltsl wisc Sl'lllOl'S,l1llI this yvar wt' arc all hy m1i'st-lvvs at thc gin-cl nhl l,in
tuln sclnml, and hawk flown npwvn thc lcss knowing grgulg buys and girls.
Yun fan tall ns all thu gm-on naincs yuu want tn, lint ont lirst year in lligh Sclnml has lwvn an
1 xcvptitnially' lint' mic.
l.ast wintvr wt- Iilannvtl tw liayc a slcigli-ritlo party. lint alung canic thc st-cfnicl l.ilwrty laian
XXX' mlcciilctl tln'i'0fui't- to take the nwncy fur our slcigll-riclc anml htiy nut mic. lint twu l.ilwrty llonels
Uf unirst- wi- cunl4ln't raisc all this rnirsclvcs, so the class gave a social at thc Lincoln st-'nml. XXX
stiltl all kinels ut' gmwrl things tu cat. ancl prcscntcfl thrcc shows. 'KX Milliiin llullar Movic .Xvttn'." ".Xn
Y, Y, Z lfl0pim'iit," anfl a Illlll5tl'Cl slww. 'l'hc prwcccrls we-rc inurc than ciifvngli tn lniy mir lmnmls,
'l'hc nt-xt thing that canic along was thc .luninr lit-rl Cross, su thc l"rt-slnncn jfnincrl tt, uvcr II
int- lnnnlrt-il por cont iiivinhcrsliip.
Things wvrt- running quite smcmtlilv in the last mlays of tht' yvar, whun unc clay Hur class prvsi
4lt'nt'. with thc aitl ut' our always rcatly atlvisor, Miss Kc-ilcr, prcsciitwfl a plan to cuiiiliinc tht- lmys' an-
Qirls' classcs :intl fwrni an urganization for thc pnrpusc of huying' anrl st-lling' Thrift Stanips. 'l'his sn.,
gcstinn was hcartily apprtwctl of hy thc whulc schmml. .Xlmut a clay after this tht' girls' chili, tnnlt-r
thc siiln-iwisiwii 'if Miss Coatcs, furnictl a lied Cross cluh to knit anel sow for tha' Sannnius,
Su you sec, wc pnwr. liiiww-viiutliiiig' lfreslnncn arc not sn lwacl fill' aftvr all, antl l think l can sa'
A A ' " ' -f R1 ' ' 'i'-- 's'n' li' havua
that thc Lincoln lfrcslnncn nf this ycar haw hacl as hri,,ht .incl patrn tit .1 Mar a. .1 5 t .it
trinlctl nhl Ct-ntral lligh.
gc 'l'l1iI'1y-ilu' 1918 AN NUAL
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THE BOYS' GLEE CLUB.
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Page Thirty-seven 1918 A N N U A L
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
.iX. I.. j. 'l8.
ln january 1' this year Professor Richards.
our musical dire tor, decided to or-fanize a Girls'
tllee Cluh, 'llhe lioys' Glee Cluh was already
under way and as the girls did not care to he
outdone hy a sn all crowd of lligh School fel-
t lie Nohinson
Ilelen Van Yorhees
lows. Mr. Richards was compelled to form out
lle selected the hiest talent from the two hun
rls of the Sophomore. junior and Sen
Ihe lavored ones were:
.-Xnna Shade Ruth Corwin .Xudrey Seguine
lfdna Moore l'L-arl Yoxtheiiner liae Severns
Ruth XYerkheiser lrene XYhalen .Xrdinell jones
Ruth Spangler ,
At their tirst meeting the girls elected Miss 'llhe Cluh inlet with great favor and had its
Dorothy Crates as President and Miss llelen greatest success in the l'irates of Penzance. lt
Latchaw as Secretary lloth girls have tilled very must he confessed that the girls in their hand
competently their otiices. some dresses of various shades of green. li
'llhe Cliee Club made its appearance in pulwlic and pink added the touch of color that would
Iirst at an entertainment given hy the Adains have delighted the heart of any romantic pt
school, then at one given hy the li. of C. lodge, and lent grace and charm to the occasion which
both of which were for the henetit of the Red would have inspired the poetic genius of Ke: s
Cross. himself, the apostle of beauty.
T H E B L U E A N D G O L D Page 'I'hirty-eight
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Un the howerlike platform of the lfindlav
lligh School auditorium was enacted one of
the most thrilling operas eyer produced in
'l'he nurse of an orphan hoy confuses the
two words "pirate" and "pilot" and appren-
tices the child to a crew of tenderhearted
pirates. XYhen the lad hecomes of age he
desires to assume the life and manners of
a respectahle citizen and prefers leaving
his aged nurse hehind. She hegs to accom-
pany him and finding no alternative he con-
sents. Soon after reaching the shore the
youth meets a heyy of girls, all daughters
of a Nlajor General. lle offers himself in
marriage to each one, pleading for the love
of eyen the least attractive. lle is refused
hy all. Suddenly, one daughter, Klahel, ap-
pears and shaming her sisters, accepts his
Kleanwhile the pirates haye anchored and
coming upon the scene they seize the girls
and demand a general marriage. 'l'he father
of the girls arrives in time to protect them,
using the plea that he is an orphan and that
these children are his sole remaining props.
'l'he pirates, also orphans, are moved hy
this appeal. l.ater they discover that the
General has told a hase falsehood. A tight
ensues hetween the pirates and a munher
of policemen summoned for protection. The
pirates are victorious hut yield when ap-
pealed to in the name of the Queen of ling-
land. 'lihey are ahout to he cast into prison
when the aged nurse explains that each
pirate is a nohleman of high rank. The
Major General is overpowered and consents
to the matrimonial hondage of his daughters.
.Xhigail lllackford served well as maid of
all work for the red-stockinged crew of hold
pirates. ller unsuccessful attnmpts at mak-
ing herself unattractive were truly ludicrous
tyou know .XhigailJ. ller dramatic ahility
was unsurpassed. lforrest -lacohs as the
orphan hoy, upon returning to civilization,
waxed eloquent when he heheld the unde-
nied charm of a modern maid. llis voice
always flawless, was revealed to hest ad-
vantage in this role. lloh lfeele was good,
too. llis superior glances and "look-who's-
here" manner made him an excellent pirate
king. XYilliam llosler, a girate waiter, pour-
ing wine into the cups mf innocent males,
was superh. Versatile Hill can do anything
.Xnd, sayl Can you imagine .Xlpheus lil-
more, a dignified Nlaior General, the father
of thirty-seven childrvi-all girls? llahe
always was lucky. .X linell .lones acted
splendidly a sweet and 'oving part. She
proyed this in her role of Klahel. lidna
Moore, Ruth XYerkheiser and Naomi
llaynes, three other fascinating daughters
of the Major General, showed real talent and
perfect ease. l.ast hut not least came Iidi-
son llackey doing the goose step a'1d lead-
ing a weak-kneed hand of policemt 1. llis
massive voice and comical actions took the
house hy storm. The chorus of pretty girls
and handsome hoys was magnificent.
.Xdorned in elahorate costumes and sur-
rounded hy heautiful scenery they formed
a picture never to he forgotten. 'l'his opera
may honestly he laheled "Suceess".
Page Thirty-nine 1918 A N N U A L
Did you attend any of the Senior rhetoricals
this year? You didn't! Well, let me tell you
that you missed something great. They were
the best Senior rhetoricals that I have ever
seen given in Findlay High School, and you all
know that the Seniors have produced some
mighty fine entertainments. V
November twenty-eighth was tl'1"Q,day set apart
for the first rhetoricals of the yer 52' Thte faculty,
desiring that the students should be tikated by
the best that the High School afforded, selectex'-Q
the Senior class as the one to give the first en
The curtains parted and disclosed Huldah
Brucklacher, a village school mistress, with her
pupils. The occasion was that of the annual
Thanksgiving program given by the school.
Each one of the "children" desired to show off
and show off they did, by reeitations, dialogues
and songs. A tableau was presented in which
the village school children, Uncle Sam, Columbia
and the well-known figure of a soldier boy were
seen. One of the features of the rhetoricals this
year was the music furnished by the entire
school. The rhetoricals were directed by Miss
Mayer and Mr. Wertheim Cboth gone but not
,The days passed swiftly by. Feb. 21, 1918,
was approaching. The Seniors were busily en-
gaged in preparing a play to be presented on
that day. But suddenly, two days before the
above mentioned date, as a thunder-bolt from a
clear sky, the powers that be decreed that a
patriotic program must be given. Nothing
daunted, the Seniors rose, as they have ever
risen, to the heights of.patriotic service and un-
der the digection of Mr.f'Wertheim, proved to the
public whxg.-theyghad loliixggago surmised, namely,
that some of the besigmusical and oratorical
talent in Findlay was possemxed by members of
the Class of 1918. The Senior lrtringed orchestra
rendered several selections. ,Q '
The Seniors were well repreilsentetl in the cast
of "The Pirates of Penzance," the opera given by
the Boys' and Girls' Glee Clubs of Findlay Hi.
Arrangements are now being made for the
annual Senior play to be staged soon.
Ruth G. Werkheiser '19.
On Friday, December twenty-first, the class of
'19 gave its first rhetorieals. The other classes
simply could rot imagine the Juniors producing
a play, but they were wise enough to expect
anything of "'that" class. A very appropriate
play it was, toe, "A Box of Monkeys." Dick
Jordan in the role of Edward Ralston, made a
wonderful hero in his pursuit of the capricious
Patricia Randolph, played by Ruth Werkheiser.
lf Pat's ambitious auntie, Mrs. Vanderlip, Donna
NrVilliams, had no invited Lady Guinevere Land-
pore, Elizabeth If tvis, to visit her, that charming
lady would never have met her dear cousin,
Chauncey Agletho pe alias Clay Pickering.
lt was the same old story-the American dad
objected to Ralsttn as a son-in-law, and the
English mamma did not approve of Chauncey.
lint, after som-e thrilling escapades all ended well.
The last Junior rhetoricals were held March
twenty-second. The Boys' Glee Club gave the
first number, doubly in:eresting because that was
its initial appearancf in school.
The second number, two piano solos by Ruth
Spangler, was given in a very artistic manner.
The third number was a vocal solo by Loraine
Entrikin. The singer's rich voice and the pat-
riotic spirit of the song pleased the audience,
The last number was the play, "The Girl and
the Undergraduate." Raymond Clouser as Har-
old Gray made a hit by the "lovely" manner in
which he played his part. Everyone was sur-
prised to see john Routzon in the role of Horace
Latham with two children, a fair daughter, Sylvia,
portrayed by Lucile Chambers, and a non-am-
bitious son, Ted, our old friend Deane Axline.
No play can "go" without a vampir-e, so the role
of Mrs. Flora Darcy was presented by Theda
Hara Haines. Craig Weaver took the part of
Guy Watts. a philosophical professor. Other
members of the cast were Harold Crosby, Cozette
Dietsch and Helen Renick. It was a good col-
lege play well acted.
The Juniors enjoyed giving these rhetoricals.
but hope to outelass them next year if possible.
Lois Fennerty '20.
A pony is not the safest thing
To get a fellow throughg
lt may help out just quite a bit
But does no good for you.
T' 1u've got to be just mighty smart
And have a lot of grit,
If you want to fool the teachers
And in school to make a hit.
To the guy that's got the brains
There's no such word as Hunk:
At one or two or three o'cl0ck
He hits his little bunk,
He's not been out all evenin'
And he's not so tird to death
That in the Latin class next day
He can not get his breath.
Take my advice, dear friends,
To get a fellow through,
You musn't use a pony
But must paddle your own canoe.
THE BLUE AND GOLD
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THE BLUE AND GOLD Page Fortytwo
WASHINGTON FRESHMEN CLASS PLAY
THE COUNTRY MINISTER.
Esther Doerty '21.
Ralph Underwood, a young minister
, of New York City
Jud Pardoe ........v..........................Y....,. Sylvan Stratton
Timothy Hodd, a village product
Deacon Potter. ..................,......,. ....... G ordon Goode
William Henry ,..,..,.........,. ,,,,,,,,,,,,, I iobert Long
Tom Sparrow ..................................... Doi- Fellaaaum
Mr. Filkins .........,......,....,,..... .,,............ E ugtne Krouse
Helen Burleigh, wealthy young woman
Jerusha Jane judkins, quaint and fussy
ROXy .....,.........................,.........,....., Ethelda Williams
Granny Grimes ......., ................. L eola Akin
Fanny, the maid ....................,...,.,.....,. Vivian Perkins
Jerusha Jane Judkins, countrylicd "old maid,"
who keeps a store and post office, is completely
stranded as to what to do with Roxy, a little
harum scarum youngster from the city. Jerusha
adopted her when she came there the summer
before on a fresh-air excursion. ln the first act
jerusha comes out of the house calling,
"Rox-yi" Glancing around she spys Timothy
Hodd sitting on the porch idulging in his favorite
Timothy llodcl is an old country fellow with
that lazy air of a do-nothing, and very much in
love with jerusha. Timothy is very anxious
for Jerusha to become his wife, but she keeps
him in suspense by saying that she can't quite
make up her mind. Inst then Gregory Heath,
a handsome, stylish young fellow from the city,
who is living at the hotel, enters and asks if there
is any mail for him or Miss Burleigh.
Helen Burleigh is a beautiful, fashionable and
very wealthy young woman, of New York, who
came to this little country fown for a short vaca-
tion.. Mr. Heath is verjf much attached to Miss
Burleigh and W' " s to marry her. Because he
is rich he feels that Miss Burleigh will not refuse
him. Miss Burleigh treats him only as a friend,
and much prefers Ralph Underwood, a jovial,
vi ':-hearted young minister who is in charge
.ne village church.
A few days later Jerusha receives a registered
letter addressed to Miss Burleigh. She had been
expecting it, as it contained a check for S500.
When Helen calls for it to the surprise and dis-
may of everyone, they find the letter has been
stolen. Roxy, meanwhile, has mysteriously dis-
appeared and every one except Ralph Under-
wood and Helen Burleigh suspects her. Investi-
gation is immediately entered upon and Helen,
whose vacation is over, returns to New York.
About two months later Helen receives a letter
from Ralph which tells her about the missing
letter, Roxy and all. Presently the doorbell
rings and to the dismay of Helen, Mr. Under-
wood is ushered in. He is still confident and
asks Helen to become his wife. To his surprise
Helen refuses. Ralph had written her that rMr.
Heath was a professional burglar: that he had
stolen the letter and money, and had kidnapped
Roxy. Ralph comes in just as Heath leaves.
Presently Fanny, the maid, enters with the in-
formation that Mr. Heath has not left the house,
but is in another room. Helen is greatly alarmed
but Ralph tells her that he is acquainted with
Heath's plans to rob her. Ralph has stationed
several ofhcers at different parts of the house
and Heath in trying to escape, accidentally col-
lides with one of them and is taken prisoner,
Roxy has entered and Ralph explains that she
is Helen's niece, her sister's child, for whom she
has been hunting. VVhen Ralph, who has loved
Helen from the first. asks her to become his
wife, she consents.
SIDELIGHTS ON THE COURSE OF STUDY.
l. Learning to loaf.
2. Special study of canning. tTeachers take
3. Preserving your equilibrium.
4. Practice in "taking the cake".
5. Getting things in a stew.
6. How to roast -effectually.
l. Junior and Senior specials:
Cal The movements of the eyes.
fbi The study of heart-throbs.
2. Eye training to see low grades excuses.
3. Nose, to get on the sc-ent of trouble. fNos-
4. Teeth, for sake of the numerous eye teeth
which are cut during the high school course.
5. Circulation of Blue and Gold, news, gos-
6. Special course in digestion Cto be taken im-
mediately before spreads, hay rides and other
1. How to cut a dash-or a class.
2. Study of the saw, experience in buzzing.
3. Use of the hammer--for expert yknocking.
4. Practice with nails-to nail a good position.
5. Drawing-to learn to draw a good salary.
6. Sharpening the wits.
7. Forging ahead.
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Page Forty-five 1918 A N N U A L
FOOTBALL SEASON OF 1918 .
Sherman was right, war is all he said it was. All men of military age who had -enough red
Americar blood in them to coach football and teach were lighting for Uncle Sam. Prospects in the
coaching line were gloomy. However, "Cap" Routzon lined up the candidates and 1917 football started
a week late-coachless.
After lots of persuading, Fred Ross, without doubt the best football authority in Northern Ohio.
consented to give a portion of his time to coach the Findlay huskies. With such a man at the helm
tlae lifeless football boat was transformed into a speedy battleship, record destroyer and Fostoria
A new and practicalflsct of signals was formed and fror' arous candidates the champions
oiNorthwestern Ohio were picked.
Findlay met and defeated the bes. ' Ohio. s afraid to come down
and play us, fearing a repetition of the slaugr.. . in
"Willie". Hollenbach, with the aid of Union NVork ld down. 'ank in remarkable
fashion. VViIl1e was "pretty keen" when it came to taking " sm. of 1 -ents.
When Carpenter wasn't in McComb he played football fer F. H. S. ..is wt ': at end was far
above reproach. Being fast he was a valuable man in going down under punts. i was a hard and
consistent tackler. The place left vacant by him will be keenly felt by next year's ti
"Swede" Mains and Bobbie Peale alternated at left end. Peale took care of the position in line
shape the first part of the season, until he was shifted to the backtield. "Swede" Mains was a bear on
defense and his opponents seldom got into the play. He will be back next year for the oldtime 'tuff.
"Cap" Routzon filled his position at right tackle and more too. Johnnie could break thrc"gh
the opponient's line at will and throw the man for a loss. He was, no doubt, the most feared line an
in Northern Ohio. Moreover, he held the tackle position on the All-Northwestern Ohio team. By :
way, John was 1917 captain and will be back n-ext year to help wallop Fostoria.
I Misamore at left tackle was a consistent and hard player and showed the result of a determina-
tion which won for him a place on the All-Northwestern Ohio team. He will be our 1918 captain and
we will look to him to bring home the bacon.
"Skin" Burrel, with his 190 pounds, was the.pigmy left guard. "Skin" had a bad habit of falling
on some poor little opponent and you can imagine the rest. Roy will be back next year to fall hard
on Fostoria. '
Harry Musser claimed the right guard job. His work was the kind that every football squad
needs. He certainly tore gaping holes in the -enemy's ranks and he was responsible for many of Find-
lay's touchdowns. Harry will be handed a diploma this year and his place will be hard to fill.
Hughie Houck, although not exactly an Everett True in outline, filled the center position in fine
style. His playing caused considerable comment in football circles. Fostoria will undoubtedly miss
him next year as he graduates this year. .
Fred Evans was the gamest and snappiest quarterback Findlay ev-er produced. "Frickem's" play-
ing showed excellent judgment and Coach Ross never worried about his management of the F. H. S.
outfit. Freddie won the position of All-Northwestern Ohio quarterback. By his graduation this year
a position is left vacant which seldom is filled by such men as Evans.
No football team is complete without its "Pat" or "Tim," so in our case Erin was represented
by Michael Crohen. Mike, star halfback. was unable to play the entire season on account of injuries
received in the Oak Harbor game, Mike was a wonderful line plunger and open-field runner. He will
be back next yea 2' get sweet revenge from Fostoria.
Ed Crosby, ur star. fullback, was a terror to opposing teams. His line plunging, broken field
running, punting and passing was brilliant. Ed easily won the place of All-Northwestern Ohio full-
back. Ed will not be back next year, so we must say "gone but not forgotten".
Clarence Kamerer, of Northwestern Prep team fame, was with us this year and displayed wonder-
ful ability at halfback. .He was a strong defensive as well as offensive player. If he doesn't elopc
with some vampire he will be back next year. A
Last but not least comes Bob Peale. Bob had a specialty of playing any position. He was one
of the fastest halves in Northwestern Ohio. He was especially brilliant on end runs. Bobbie will have
to take a diploma this year.
The second team developed some good men for next year's team, among them being Marshall,
Jordan, Elsea, Rinehart, Backey and Williams. '
" 'msn 6-o.
For the first game the Rossmen packed their grips and took a trip to the neighboring cross-
roads of Tiffin. The game was staged on the Heidleberg gridiron, so most of the corn stubble had
been tramped down. The first half was a series of "you chase me and l'll chase you" plays with both
teams showing lack of pep. Then in the last half Whirlwind Peale nabbed a pass behind the goal
lin-e for the only score of the game.
By this time the Findlay football machine was hitting an all eleven. Before the game, with both
teams on the field it was easily seen we had it on the opponent wh-en it came to experience, but were
about equal in weight. Findlay scored three touchdowns the first half and two the second half.
Through a finke play in the fourth quarter Fremont was able to score a touchdown. When the final
whistle blew Findlay marched off with the long end of 32-6.
THE BLUE AND GOLD Page Forty-six
NVe once more renewed our athletic relations with Fostoria when the heroes of many a fray
engaged in mortal conflict on the pasture land behind the High School of Fostoria. The team was
accompanied by 500 rooters. The afternoon was cloudless and with a nice breeze: in short we read
in the "Fostoria Times" it was ideal. When Fostoria lamped our gang of footballers their teeth chat-
tered in mortal anxiety. The first half saw Fostoria and Findlay again playing "ye grande olde
gaymef' Near the end of the first half Fostoria's fullback heaved a lucky pass to their end behind
our goal, after their line plunging had failed miserably. This was the only score of the game, Find-
lay -easily outplayed Fostoria, but the jinx beat us.
Van Wert 27-0. '
Van Vflert came over next week with a light and speedy team and they had plenty of pep. By
rapid machine-gun fire Findlay mowed their ranks and when the 5 .foke of battle cleared Van Wert
woke up and found herself beaten to the tune of 27-0.
0 Bucyrus 25-0.
Findlay again pacl ed :ip h ' grips and set ,sai' 'or Bucyi is. There she found a team equally as
large as her own, but w.-,iich shot ' ' " if expe ice. In less than a minute and a half after the
game began Bucyrus foL'1d herself er goal. She tightened up in the last half and neither side
was able to score.
, Sandusky 0-0.
Findl'1y's len at this part of the season was suffering from overconfidence. They went to San-
dusky ew. ectinfr .n easy victory, but all their attacks were repulsed and were unable to score against
the fait ganduuty eleven. The game was hard fought on both sid-es from start to finish. The game
was 1' ayed mostly in the center of the field, neither side being able to gain much advantage.
Oak Harbor 21-0.
N Oak Harbor came back expecting to again take our measure. but they found an entirely different
ti facing them. Due to poor refereeing in the first half Findlay was able to score but two points in
tl' first half. They came back strong in the last half and scored three touchdowns. The game was
easily Won, but was costly as our peerless halfback Crohen, was injured in the fray and was unable to
play the remainder of the season.
' Lima came.over expecting to take our trenches. but their feeble attacks were repulse ' ig the
entire line. Playing in snow and slush which made the ball miserable to handle, we s three
touchdowns the first half and three the last, Lima had an unusually good set of backs. 'V our men
broke through their defense and invariably threw their man for a loss. Lima soon saw ti. t the best
team that they had developed in years was no match for Findlay.
Bowling Green 7-6.
On Turkey Day the Rossmen, accompanied by a large number of rooters, journeyed to the Wood
county capital. The day was cold and the ground was slippery. Findlay outplayed them from start to
finish with the possible exception of the fourth quarter. Findlay should have defeated them twenty to
nothing, but the notorious Findlay jinx was doing its dirty work again. We were received better this
year than usual. The fence has surely done wonders for the Bowling Green field. In the second quar-
ter Crosby thought it to be about tim-e for a touchdown and touchdown it was. ln the last quarter the
Bowling Green quarterback heaved a lucky pass to one of the ends, This brought the ball close to
our goal and by battering our line awhile they managed to put the ball across. This was the game
which decided the championship of Northwestern Ohio.
You Know What the "Y" Stands For- '
But just as a reniindei' would recall to you that- '
The shower baths and SXVl1l'lIlllDg' pool are open from 10 A. M. to 9 P. M.
This is open to you from NOW to Sept. 15 for only Three Dollars.
If You Are Keen After Values
The Store Where You Pay the Least for the Most
The North Side Mercantile Co.
A VVord to the Wise is Sufficient
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THE BLUE AND GOLD P329 Fifty
BASKETBALL SEASON OF 1918
January 1. Findlay 46, Tiffin 23.
l'laying a fast and snappy brand of basketball which
the visitors were unable to break up. lfindlay lligh
School won its opening game of the season New Year's
afternoon at the HY" gymnasium from the Tiffin lligh
School quintet by a 46 to 23 score. The Seneca county
five displayed flashes of speed at times, but at no time
did they show the punch that is necessary to win a
lioutzon, the husky right forward for the lilac and
Gold five, was in the game all the time, and it was his
superior basket shooting that put the game on "ice".
The football captain getting ten "buckets" for his team.
"XVhitie" Crosby was another bright light for the
locals, scoring eight baskets for his team. Captain
livans. at left forward, also proved himself a capable
man for the position. He was the big factor in the
team work. Missamore, at right guard, played a spec-
tacular game at times, dribbling the entire length of the
floor for a shot.
Field Goals-Findlay Rontzon 10, Crosby 8, livans,
Missamore and Dunlap lg Tiffin: Michaels 6, llowald
2, Dayton l. Fouls-Dunlap 4, Michaels 5.
january 4. Findlay 42, Bellevue 21.
ln a game marked by many thrilling and hair-raising
plays, the Findlay lligh School basket tossers won
their second basketball gam-e of the season and inci-
dentally the second battle of the week by romping oft
with the long end of a 42 to 21 score from the fast
A- l llellevue five at the 'l'hroughout th-e entire game,
the Blue and Gold basketers furnished the fans with
COACH TELL THOMPSON. an extraordinary brand of ball, outplaying and outs
judging their opponents from the start. livery mem-
ber of the local aggregation fought with the old-time spirit.
' lirosliy started thelscoring for Findlay and was soon followed by a beauty from Routzon. Cap-
tain lzvans lived UP lu lns old standards by caging four for lns team.
lfield Goals-Findlay: Crosby 9, Routzon and livans 4, MacGregor 2, Dunlap l. Fouls-Dunlap
2. Crosby l, .Xdams 5.
january 18. Findlay 48, Bowling Green 25.
lfiiidlay lligh School basketball quintet Won its third game of the season by decisively defeating
the llowling flreen basketers by a 48 to 25 score. Unly once during the forty minutes of playing did
the visiting five prove dangerous and that came at the beginning of the second half. During the first
half, lioutxon at forward for the local squad, played rings around his opponent by ruiming in under
the basket in fine shape and caging five goals which he also repeated in the second half. Macflreggor,
starting his first game at forward, was unable to get going when it came to shooting baskets, but he
was strong in the team work. Captain livans, who replaced Macfireggor in the last half. did not
score. but he was instrumental in many of the baskets made by his team-mates. "Tub" lirown en!
tered the game at Missamore's place in the final quarter and succeeded in smashing tip several good
liield goals-Routzon Ill, Crosby 6, Dunlap 3, Missamore 13 llowling Green: Leems 5, Mercer 5.
January 25. Findlay 21, Fostoria 36.
l'nable to find themselves at the crucial moments of the fray, the members of the ltlue and Gold
quintet of basket tossers suffered their hrst defeat of the season at the hands of their old rivals-
lfostoria. at that city. Une hundred loyal fans accompanied the team and made signs that they were
'l'he game was fast and slightly rough at times, but the unnecessary dirty playing on the part of
one of the liostoria men at a certain point in the game caused the lilue and Gold to lose one of its
Ittost valuable players and consequently the game. Routzon made the first point on a pretty signal
play from center, which brought many cheers from the Findlay fans. Flora, the left forward ofthe
Red and lllack. came back strong with two baskets. 'llhe lllue and Gold boys slackened their speed at
this point and before ten minutes of the game had elapsed the rival school was leading by a ll to 4
count. .Xfter Routzon became the victim of foul play, Macfireggor took his place, but the team was
disheartened. Nevertheless, thev cani-e back strong during the remainder of the first half, scoring 'Q
points to their opponents' 3, 'llhe half ended with Fostoria leading by a 14 to 13 score. Crosby, to
whom the fans had turned their eyes with the utmost confidence, was greatly disappointed.
Field Colds-Evans: 3, Routzon and MacGreggor 2, Crosby and Misamore 1.
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February 8. Findlay 27, Bluffton 33.
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February 22. Findlay 14, Lima 42.
Lima High School annexed another to its long string of victories ther-e when it handily defeated
the Findlay High School five on a dance floor by a 42 to 14 score. The slippery floor handicapped
Findlay very much. The Blue and Gold team fought very bravely considering the new change in th-e
line-up. The Lima quintet was a seasoned team, being composed mainly of last years players. Bible,
substituting for Williams at forward, was the shining light while he engaged in the match. The foot-
lialllcalzltlain netted four held goals for his team. Captain Dunlap and Conaway scored all the points
or 'in ay.
Field Goals-Conaway and Dunlap 2. Fouls-Dunlap 6.
March 1. Findlay 37, Bluffton 12.
ln one of the fastest and cleanest basketball games ever seen on a local floor, Findlay High de-
feated the Bluffton quintet 37 to 12. At no time did Bluffton display winning qualities. The Thomp-
son squad started oHf with a rush and never stopped until it had safely tucked the game away by a
large margin. Misamore started the game off with a fielder, quickly followed by Dunlap with a long
heave from the center of the gym. Misamore. the husky guard, and Brown, the pivot man, each shot
four field goals. Misamore was on his man at all times and when the time came he was off like a flash.
"Stub" Weaver was sent into the game toward the last of the battle. The last half proved a walk
away for th-e Thompson scoring machine. They netted 23 points while the Bluffton nve succeeded in
chalking up 3 to their credit.
Field Goals-Dunlap 7, Brown and Misamore 4 Conaway 1.
AT BLUFFTON TOURNAMENT
March 8. Findlay 21, Columbus Grove 5.
Findlay High School eliminated the fast Columbus Grove quintet in the Bluffton College bas-
ketball tournament by a 21 to 5 score The first half ended 10 to 3. The center for the Columbus Grove
tive started the ball rolling in the lirst few minutes of play by caging a "bucket" The Blue and Gold
boys found themselves after that and immediately took the lead which they held throughout. Captain
Dunlap netted 15 of the 21 points. "Buzz" Conaway caged two goals and Brown came through with
one li-elder. "Tub" Brown, after playing a great game, was disqualified toward the last of the game on
personal fouls. Misamore and Foltz played fast, holding their forwards to one basket.
Field Goals-Dunlap 6, Conaway 2, Brown 1.
AT BLUFFTON TOURNAMENT
March 8. Findlay 10, Pandora 13.
Pandora drew the bye and therefore did not hav-e to play in the first round, but was placed in
the second round. Pandora met and defeated Findlay Saturday morning at 8:40 in the college gym.
lt could be seen from the start that Findlay was not playing her usual game of ball and Pandora start-
ed off like a Hash leaving the Blue and Gold in the dust. During the second half Routzon was sent
in for Conaway and Findlay came back strong but was unable to overcome the three-point lead.
Routzon was the star of the game. Som-e of the boys missed their breakfast and this may be the cause
of the defeat. .
There were 13 teams in the race and Lima proved to be the strongest, defeating Lafayette in
the final game.
March 15. Findlay 36, Fostoria 39.
VVith two minutes to play until the end of the game, Findlay High school led the crack Fostoria
quintet on the "Y" floor by a 36 to 34 score, overcoming a fourteen-point lead the Red and Black had
acquired during the First quarter. It was the greatest high school game seen on a local Hoor in years.
The hopes of the Findlay fans dwindled toward the end of the nrst quarter. The Fostoria team start-
ed off with such speed that the Thompson men were almost unable to keep up, and when the first ten
minutes had elapsed, it appeared as if Findlay would be snowed under before the end of the game.
The score stood 19 to 5. Fostoria came back strong but found that she had met a different team.
Routzon, Dunlap, Brown and Misamore caged the pill in rapid succession. During the last half the
score was a ti-e except the last few minutes in which Findlay was leading Fostoria by a three-point
margin, but was unable to stand the hard strain. The Fostoria center won the game for his team by
caging a basket within the last thirty seconds.
Field Golds-Brown 5, Misamore and Routzon 4, Dunlap 3.
TOTAL POINTS-Findlay 324, Opponents 292.
The High School Reserves deserve much credit for the good work which they did during the
PRELIMINARY GAMES POINTS MADE BY EACH STAR.
High School. Reserves 15, Boy Scouts ll. Dunlap QCapt.D ........................ 31 34 96
Sophomores 16, Juniors 7. Routzon ..................... .......... 3 2 3 67
High School Reserves 16, College 2nd 11. Crosby .................... .......... 2 6 8 60
High School Reserves 16, Boy Scouts 5 Brown .................... .......... 1 2 24
High School Reserves 21, Van Buren 16. Evans fCapt.j ...... .......... l 1 22
High School Reserves 15, Van Buren 33. Misamore .......... .......... 1 4 1 29
High School Reserves 13, Arcadia 8. Conaway ......... ...... 6 12
MacGreggor ...... ...... 4 8
Crawford .................................... 1 2
VVeaver ........................................ l 2
The letter men were Capt. Dunlap, Misamore, Routzon, Conaway and Brown.
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THE BLUE AND GOLD Page Fifty-four
Let the humor of this page
Your merriment invoke.
And if you can't laugh at the jokes of the age
Just laugh at the age of the joke.
When early morn begins to break
As frosty ,zephyrs whiz,
You stop and a-sk as you awake,
just "whatless day" this is.
"How was your speech received last night?"
was asked of Lawrence Staples
"VV'3ll," said L. S., "When I sat down they all
said it was the best thing 1 ever did."
She-Why doesn't "Frickem" make a touch-
He-The ends are rushing in on him.
She-Well, there's nobody behind him, why
doesn't he turn around and run the other way?
F. H. S.'s Hospital Report.
"Dough," Schaffer-Feminitis, serious epidemic
of same now beyond control of school.
Bob Peale-Abnormal enlargement of the
"Iigo." First symptoms noticed on football
lieldg it is now beyond cure.
Ed. Hall-Sprained jokesg cancer of wit.
Bob Gehring-Overworkg condition serious.
joe Tighe-Sleeping sickness. 1
Rod. McClure-Inability to digest geometrical
Ruth Switzer-Culture of lock-jaw. Noticed in
Caroline Hill-Slipped on laughter peal, frac-
Ard. Jones--Slight defective eyesight caused
by close proximity of Wm. H'osler's 9,000 candle
power purple collar,
John Crates Cto Prof. Iiichardsl-What do you
think ought to be the range of a tenor voice
Dick--VVell, judging from your singing I
should prefer it at a long range.
"This afternoon," announced his teacher, "Mike
will read a paper on 'The Devil'. Please pay
careful attention as Mike has spent much time
on the paper and is full of his subject."
Miss Beardsley Cin classD-What is a lmillen-
Ollie R.-It's just about the same as a cen-
tennial, only it's got more legs.
Prof. Finton Qin Pliysiologyl-Why does a
cow have two stomachs?
Elmer 'Rettig-Because if it has a pain in one
it can use the other.
RMr. Walters fin Chcmistryj--Describe water,
Ross MCC.-VVater is a white fiuid that turns
black when you put your hands in it.
Miss LeVinn--VVhy do words have roots?
Adele S.-I suppose so the language can grow.
Mr, Richards-Hey, there! Run up that cur-
tain, will you?
Fat Brown fin operal-Say! I'm hired as a
stage hand, not a squirrel.
Helen L.-Why is the Kaiser like an ear of
Genevieve T.-Give it up.
H. L.-Because they both have to be shelled.
The year had gloomily begun
For Johnnie Crates his father's Sun.
john was beset with bill and dun
And he had very little Mon.
t'This cash," said he, "won't pay my dues,
I've nothing here but ones and Tues."
A bright thought struck him and he said,
"The rich Miss Goldrocks I will Wed."
But when he paid his court to her
She lisped but firmly said "No, Thur."
"Alasl" said he, "then let me die,
Although hereafter I must Fri."
They found his gloves and coat and hat,
The coroner upon them Sat.
Awaken, dear '-rrople, to Uncle Sam's plea,
Heed what he's saying to you and to meg
Further his interest as much as you can,
Help him along with his War-Savings Plan.
He's trying to teach you a lesson in Thrift.
A most excellent asset, a wonderful gift.
So save your coins, put "spend" on the ban,
Let the world know your powerg be American.
-James R. Green.
The Window Pain.
A theme symbolic
Pertaining to the Melon Colic
The window has four little panes
But one have Ig
The window pains are in its sash,
I wonder why.
Mrs. Cheseboro-W'hy are your grades so low
Mariam-Well you see after the holidays
everything is marked down.
Arthur Mays Cto John Routzon, who is rush-
ing abouti-What's the matter?
J. R.-VValters is overcome with gas.
A. M.-What are you going to do?
J. R.-Get more gas.
Modern Priscilla ...,.................................... Ruth Crane
Literary Digest ....... ................ R uth Spangler
Cosmopolitan ........ .......... D orothy Crates
Gu-een Book ................. .......... A lpheus Elmore
Vogue ................................ ........... M artha Trout
Country Gentleman ......... ........ W ayne Hartman
Youth's Companion ......... ......... T he Freshmen
Vanity Fair ..................... ......... M abel Bryan
Review of Reviews ......, ........ A lice Brenner
Judge ..................................... ............. J ohn R0utZ0n
Good Housekeeping ........ ......... D orothy Dietsch
Parisian ,,.,...,.............................................. Helene KwiS
Delineator ,... .......................,.......................... C ecil King
Woman's Home Companion .......... Helen Latchaw
Ladies' World ...................................... "Doug" Shafer
Scientific American ......... ......... C larence Kamerer
Etude .,............................... ..................... B ob Peale
Life ,,....,,,.........,,,,,..,....... .......... J anice Rogers
Snappy Stories, ,...... ......... B ob Gehring
Gim jam Gems .......................................... The Juniors
Motion Picture ........................................ Adele Shafer
Prof. Finton Cin Assembly Roomj-Order!
Voice from back of room--Ham and eggs.
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Try One of Those Delicious
HUYLER MILK CHOCOLATE SODAS OR SUNDAES
SATTLER DRUG CO.
Spalding Athletic Agency
WILL CLIAR TNI
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AT YOUR GROCERS
TAKE WJAENING: -"
Now is the time to engage that Combination
Range. We just received a carload. Make
your selection before the price goes higher, as
all indications point to an increase in. price.
The Buckeye Hardware Co. FINDLAY' OHIO-
TYNER'S CANDY AND ICE CREAM
A E WHEN LOVELY WOMAN
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"A ' Tp Ky , Seeks an ornament of jewelry she naturally looks
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Xl IX- y J for the prettiest she can hncl. lhose who come here
V' lt uf ' 'M Q llrst never have to go elsewhere. Our stock is so
, vuriefl, so complete, so up-to-date and withal so
Xtxxl ff K ' - Xl !! rensonalmle in price that tlle woman who cannot lie
ffigmfili, q suited here cannot be suited at all.
is 1 'if "fl E. M. WARFEL 85 SON
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First Semester Opens September ll, 1918
A l,l'Ol'l'SSl0llill 'Dl'2L1'lll'l'qS Uullrsu
zlpplwved by the State Supa-1'i11l011dc11t
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Bell 'Phone 451-Y Home 'Phone 913-B Corner Front and Main Streets
5 H ER Q Guarantees
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tm, N get FRENCH MISS McK1NLEY's
DRY CLEANING DRY MILLINERY PARLORS
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WHO VAS IDT?
XVhu vas idt, sits in number three lYho gifts mc zero if I say
"I've only half inv lesson today,"
Und says I'll make her hair tur
Und dakcs mein interest away from me
A-Xpparently init lots of glee? n gray?
Miss Dreitzlcr, Miss Dreitzler.
XVlm, ven I get up to recite
Yells, Hllinnnel. cant you get that right?"
l'nd asks nie Vere l vas last night?
XYho holds me at der close of class,
Und tells me dnt l vill not pass,
Unless my work gets hctter fast?
We Are Showing All the
New Things in
WATCHES, KODAKS, ETC.
THOMAS 8z CO.
C. KOBE 8z SON
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Only Quality Instruments Sold With Our
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The Highest Class Talking Machine in the
World. Plays all Disc Records.
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THE ARE YOU DOING
' ' YOUR BIT?
Cfjfflpafly oct busy, buy VVAR SAVING
gqpg STAMPS and help win tho war.
You Oannot afford not to DIIPPIIZISU
all of those stamps possible.
GET BUSY NOW!
Pure ICC HARDWARE, s'rovEs, ETC.
THE ASHBROOK DRUG 'COA
The Eleotrc Construction
SL Motor Company
and. Dealers in
CADILLAC, REO and DODGE BROTHERS CARS.M
211: ,.,.' .-:.. .
THE DAY AND NIGHT GARAGE.
CORNER MAIN AND HARDIN STS.
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114 Main Cross St., just North of Court House
Distributors of Goodyear Solid and
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"Always in the Lead"
We Give You Good Grade
PLANING MILL WORK
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Fair Square Treatment
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Both Phones 42.
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Gifts for the Graduate
It is a pleasure to choose gifts when you
have ample time to devote to each one.
Our salesmen are anxious to serve.
O. B. MARVIN 85 CO., Jewelers
Opposite Court House.
WHAT YOUNG MEN WANT
is one of the new Varsity Fifty-Five styles by Hart Schaffner
Fancy Silk Hose
Superior Union Suits
Silk Fibre Shirts
81 Marx-two buttons, patch pockets, military lines.
Other new ideas are the' suits with the live seam backs and
those with the seam at the waist line. We'll show you any
number of the other lively ones in browns, blues, greens,
checks, stripes and mixtures.
Home of Hart, Schafiner 8: Marx
"Now Thomas." said Mr. Conn, Utell us what
you would think if you saw the stars and stripes
waving over the field of battle."
"I should think," was the logical reply of Tom
Duncan, "that the wind was blowing."
Mr. Conn tin Ilistoryl-Who is the king of
lilizabeth l'.-George is his tirst name, his last
name isn't in the book, but it begins with a V.
Joe VViseley-Did you hear of the bad acci-
dent that occurred in Switzer's bakery this morn-
Dean A.-No, what was it?
Joe VV.-Ruth picked up a bun and the cur-
rant ran up her arm.
Prof, Richards-Where is Ardinelle Jones?
Miss Drietzler-l don't know, you will have to
hunt for llill Hosler?
Miss Mills--The iigure of that trapezoid looks
like an aeroplane.
Annabelle B.-I made it that way so l could
raise my grade.
Clay P.-Can you imagine anything worsc than
a giratte with a sore throat?
Alpheus E.-Yes, a centipede with corns.
"Dad, l almost sold your shoes yesterday."
Dad-W'hy, what do you mean?
Russel S.-l got them half soled.
PLATT 85 KOUNTZ
IN SPRING STYLES
F. H. S. Students!
I Want You to Buy Your
At 523 North Main. ,
The Interest You Will Find in Them is Better
A. W. T., 523.
Dry Goods, Carpets and Draperies
READY-TO-WEAR AND MILLINERY
Special Showing of Plain and Fancy Silks for Street and Evening Wear.
Ladies' Silk Hose-All the Leading Spring Shades
Kid Gloves-The Latest Novelties in Gloves for Spring Wear
Visit Our Ready-to-Wear and Millinery Departments on 2nd Floor.
We Give Brown Trading Stamps
J. S. Patterson 8z Sons
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Rings, Fobs, Athletic Medals
Wedding and Commencement Invitations and
Announcements, Dance Programs,
Menus, Visiting Cards, Etc.
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The Place and Time-The Pioneer Music Dealers.
THE PIONEER MUSIC DEALERS
Piano Department is full of High-Grade
Player Piano Department second to none
EFFICIENT AND COURTEOUS HELP
B. S. PORTER SL SON
Victor Victrola and Records Sheet Music Player Rolls
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The Gruen Veri Thin Watch
The Most Beautiful Watch in America
SEE THEM AT
ENTRIKIN'S JEWELRY STORE
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SANITARY DYE HOUSE
SOUTH MAIN STREET.
BUCKEYE ELECTRIC MRS. MARTHA SMITH
Division of Varley Mfg. Co. ery
225 South Main Street. 2nd Floor--Winder's Store.
T H E A T R E VULCANIZING
C O M P AN Y
C1 G TIRE SPECIALISTS
H. S. ROSENCRANS, Mgr.
HNUH Sed-H Free Aair and Water. 115 E. Sandusky St.
Quality at Right Prices
FOR REFINED TASTES
1100 North Main Street. Bell 'Phone 441, Home 'Phone 591
age Sixty-tive 1918 ANNUAL
:incl those buying gifts for ,qradnates will do bet-
ter on llosiery and Ulltlerwezti' at the
United Underwear Co.
. A ll
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VICTORY THEATRE Hats of Quality and Style
House of Features
Always Something New
C, F. JACKSON CO.
A Senior Booster UD
l'tl rather be Rl lfreshnmn.
.-Ks green as any grass,
Than be at blooming Sophomore
With brains us hurtl as glass.
lint l'd rather be at Sonlioinorc
.Ks conceltecl :is :1 'l'nrk,
ilillllll be at blooming junior,
XN7lio has learned too nineh to work.
Yet I'tl rather be at Junior,
Whose b :tins are rather small,
'lihzin be at blooming Senior,
VVlio "thinks" he knows it all.
W. H. S.
First high school literary societies.
an successful Thrift Stump contest,
Everyone at star.
tuilent government introtlttcetl.
Hail huntlretl clol'nr lirst Liberty Bond.
ore gnin cliewers than any school in town.
Everyone a Red Cross member,
ot one without initiative.
Racliael ll.-:Xml over in France perishing is
Dorothy C.-Gee, he was gfenerztl before he
Useful Gift for
Vl'aterman's Fountain Pens
Get Your HAIR CUT at the
Brunswick Barber Shop
Pa1mer,SSgQi?1go and Andy says: "There's more to a good hair
Toilet Xwatters. cut than just chopping the hair off."
0 a k p h a r m a C y A. c. STILLBEEGER, Mgr.
The Finest Men's and Boys'
AT THE LOWEST PRICES
"Great Scott, What More Do You Want?"
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FARMS AND CITY PROPERTY
Bought, Sold and Exohanged..
JOHN H. WILLIAMSON
220 Ewing Building,
Bell 'Phone 223-W.
Home 'Phone B-241.
The Latest Arctic Explorations.
Un March l5th at 9:27 l', M., an expedition
started under the almle leadership of joe, Roh,
Les, Mike and a few others to explore the frozen
regions of the green and to tind a northwest
passage to Fostoria. The expedition took a
team of twele hot dogs. a sleigh for driving pur-
poses, at pair of rulxlier boots and L1 tooth pick.
.X diary received by means of a carrier chicken
contains the following entries:
First Flight-Crossed the fence and started
over snow mountain. Tooth-pick fainted from
exhaustion. Une of the hoots was ruhlxered, No
sign of ice water to he found.
Second Flight-Our provisions are getting
scarce. l'Ve were forced to eat the "Ham" off of
the hzuniner, No signs of vegitation has as yet
been found. Signed, "-TOE."
'llhird Fliglit-Skinned and ate two dogs. All
hut two men dead from typhoid and malaria.
The lioot was rulxliered.
Fourth Flight-XVe mustered the dogs and
found that we have hut one left. Only one of
the lioots is left-the other is right. :Xt six this
A. M. We saw at trolley car, and ininiedizitely got
on its track.
Fifth Flight-.-XII dead except myself. Both
hoots and tooth pick succumbed to hunger and
were left in the snow. Rescued hy a party of
shovelers in Lat, 12 degrees, 4l minutes: Long.
uncertain. Shall return in May via Toledo, Fos-
toria and Findlay Rztilwav Line.
Signed, "l'l2llflllRUKl2 THE TERRlBLli."
Ride a Bicycle
VIM, ELMORE, READING, HAR-
VARD, STANDARD, PRINCE-
TON and NATIONAL BICYCLES
Also Used and Rebuilt Bicycles at Low Prices
PRICES S25.00 to f5so.oo.
D A Y C Y C L E C 0 .
Open Evenings Ill E. Sandusky St.
Your Duds in Our Suds
THE BUGKEYE LAUNDRY co.
Bell Phone 75-W. Home Phone 75.
lllil BEST Printer ever produced in Findlay is il grziduate of Fimlluy
lligh Sr-hool and a graduate of the Doerty Printery. lie was at good
student in sehool and in the shop.
We need another first-class apprentiee and would like to reeeive ap-
plieations from F. H. S. grads. The Printing Trade is equal to a College
THE A. B. DOERTY PRINTERY
fThe "A, B." Means "Always Busy"j
East Sandusky Street.
In the City af Findlay, ohio.
P gc Sixty-Seven 1918 A N N U A L
THE ANDREAS STUDIO
Solivits the business of the High School Pupils and their friends.
Look at the Pictures in This Book and Be Convinced.
FORMERLY THE STANTON STUDIO. '
F. H. S. BOUGHT A BOND. DID YOU?
Service Always Satisfactory
Lawrence Restaurant The Snyder Shoe Co'
Open Day and Night WALK-OVER SHOES
Regular Meals and Short Orders. ALL KINDS ALL PRICES
528 S. Main St.
BUTTER KRUST AND HOME-MADE ARE BEST AND ALWAYS WILL BE
ICE CREAM AND CONFECTIONERY
CAKES AND COOKIES
A F L O W E R S
fl X AT THE
L i Q L BLUE AND GOLD GREEN!-IOUSE , 'A
f ,. -J P A L M E R ' s
123-125 East Front Sr. .
.' M Both Phones.
' . 1 Y . 'T irfq Lrg AA 2lTgZ' .... Y J
THE BLUE AND GOLD I Sxty-eight
See the Display of Cars
in Our Show Room
FISK AND GOODYEAR TIRE SERVICE
The Tacoma Garage
E. Main Cross Street.
P. B. RICE, Gen. Mgr. BOTH PHONES,
PROMPT REPAIR SERVICE.
rr M R U' Eff!! ' 1
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