Gas City High School - Epoch Yearbook (Gas City, IN)

 - Class of 1927

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fN 4 I difcriel We, the Staff, have now reached the end of the year, as you have reached the end of this book. We take this opportunity to extend our thanks to the business men of Gas City and vicinity, who have contributed so freely to the advertising, and we also wish to thank all subscribers who have helped by purchasing a copy of The Epoch. The Editor wishes to thank all members of the staff for their earnest efforts, and all pupils who have aided in any way in producing this year book. The Editor wishes to especially thank two per- sons, one a teacher and the other a pupil, who have been largely responsible for the success of this book: Miss Mabel 'Jacoby and Albert Spurgeon. This volume of "The Epoch" is put forth for the approval of the public, to be criticized or praised, according to its merits. -Editor. 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ALBERT SPURGEON Cherry Blossom, '24 Gypsy Rover, '25 Track, '27 President Junior Class, '26 President Senior Class, '27 Boys' Glee Club, '24, '25, '26, '27 Business Manager Epoch, '27 EDITH ROBERTS President Sunshine Society, '26, '2 President Y-Hi, '26, '27 Member of Y-Hi, '24, '25, '26, '27 Epoch Staff, '27 EDWARD SIMMONS Orchestra, '24, '25, '26, '27 Gypsy Rover, '25 Only 38, '25 Class President, '25 Student Manager Basket Ball, '25 Athletic Editor High School Breeze, '25, '26, '27 Mummy and the Mumps, '26 Poor Married Man, '26 ' Epoch StaH, '27 Yell Leader, '27 Be An Optimist, '27 INEZ DAVIES And Home Came Ted, '2-1 Basket Ball, '25 Gypsy Rover, '25 Poor Married Man, '26 Cheer Up, Chad, '27 Sunshine Society, '26, '27 Be An Optimist, '27 5 f-v Xp Ml-,.,. X X, + , -2 t-1-,f HOWELL D. NESBITT Gypsy Rover, '25 Cheer Up, Chad, '27 Epoch Staff, '27 GERTRUDE CROUCH Grasshopper Opera, '24 Gypsy Rover, '25 Y-Hi, '26 Class Reporter, '27 Epoch Staff, '27 Cheer Up, Chad, '27 Chief Librarian, '27 CHARLES HARRIS Boys' Glee Club, '24, '25, '26, '27 Basket Ball, '25, '26, '27 Track, '25, '26 Gypsy Rover, '25 Poor Married Man, '26 In Old Louisiana, '26 Double Quartet, '26, '27 Windmills of Holland, '27 Cheer Up, Chad, '27 Be An Optimist, '27 Editor-in-Chief of Epoch, '27 i RUBY STREET Grasshopper Opera, '24 Glee Club, '25, '26 Y-Hi, '26 Commercial Club Reporter, '26 In Old Louisiana, '26 Cheer Up, Chad, '27 Epoch Staff, '26, '27 FREDERICK GORDON Cherry Blossom, '24 Orchestra, '25, '26, '27 Glee Club, '24, '25, '26, '27 Gypsy Rover, '25 In Old Louisiana, '26 Poor Married Man, '26 Cheer Up, Chad, '27 Windmills of Holland, '27 Epoch Staff, '27 DOROTHY DITMER In Old Louisiana, '26 Y-Hi, '26, '27 Epoch Staff, '27 Sunshine Society, '27 ALBERT WILSON Base Ball, '24, '26 Track, '26, '27 Basket Ball, '26, '27 Vice-President, '26 Secretary Senior Class, '27 Cheer Up, Chad, '27 VIRGINIA CROWELL A Poor Married Man, '26 In Old Louisiana, '26 Windmills of Holland, '27 Cheer Up, Chad, '27 Girls Basket Ball Team, '27 Sunshine Ssciety, '27 Epoch Staff, '27 Be An Optimist, '27 MERRILL RICKS ALENE ADRIANSON Gypsy Rover, '24 P. I. Club, '24, '25 In Old Louisiana. '25 Poor Married Man, '26 Class Reporter, '26 Cheer Up, Chad, '27 Treasurer Athletic Assn Annual Staif, '27 HOWARD FITE Boys' Glee Club, '24, '25, Cheer Up, Chad, '27 PEARL MILLER Home Economics Club, '20 7 Latin Club, '25, '26 Sunshine Society, '26 .- 1 ., F. S-1 '-14. ' Aa, ,Q F 3 . 'll . ' 4 .n 'J -x . ff-5 if - x, -,: x an if ,- 5 ' X HARLAN LONG Baseball, '23, '24, '25, '26 Gypsy Rover, '24 Track, '26, '27 Vice-President Senior Class, '27 Vice-Pres. Athletic Assn., '27 LILLIAN SMITH Cherry Blossom, '24 In Old Louisiana, '26 Class Reporter, '26 Poor Married Man, '26 Epoch Staff, '27 Be An Optimist, '27 o -THE EPOCH,1927----o H Senior Class History If you had looked hard enough four years ago, you would have noticed about thirty girls and boys fhardly more than babiesj enteringa great unknown-High School. It was a lark, we have to admit that, but Oh! how frightened we were at first, yet proud to be classed as high school pupils. As the weeks wore on into months, we grew more sure of our- selves, and gradually came to consider ourselves very important pupils in high school. Why shouldn't we! We were lauded before the assembly for our conduct, our industry, and our good grades. Even the Seniors were asked to compare their standing with ours. How hard we worked that first year! The fact is, we thought we had to, to get through high school. However, when we reached our Sophomore year, we fell into the ways of the high school "kids" and didn't work quite so hard. Not that we were lazy. Oh, my, no! But we tried to act sophisticated and important like the Seniors, and to us it seemed as though the Seniors never studied. We felt very superior to the Freshmen and smiled wisely when they got into wrong seats or forgot to go to classes. We came into our Junior year very happy and contented, ready to continue as before, but we found much work cut out for us. We needed money and needed it badly. The Seniors had to be entertained at the end of the year with a reception, and for receptions you need money. We sold candy, pop, and popcorn at the home games, had several markets, and a class party. With all of our efforts we had enough money to give a good reception, and we did. In fact it was the best Junior-Senior Reception ever held in Gas City High School. We admitted it. Al, our popular president, acted as toastmaster. Responses of various degrees of intelligence were made and wit flowed freely. - VVe have put on two class plays this year and through hard work we made each one equal the play given last year by the same people when they were Juniors. This was in addition to the fun we had rehearsing for them as well as putting them on. Do you remember, on the night of the play. when Fred's whiskers floated in the breeze, to the great delight of the audience, or when Howard, in his eagerness to do well, outdid himself by answering his own speech? Although our class has dwindled in number, we are just as strong as ever in spirit and pep. We have striven to keep up our good name by putting out the best Epoch ever read by the people of Gas City. In artistry. thanks to Ruby and her assistants, we have produced a "thing of beauty." We Seniors have learned that to win, we must work, and as we worked to Win in high school, so we must work to win all through life. 0 ---1THE EPOCH,1927L--- 0 U Senior Class VW!! I, Alene Ann Elizabeth Adrianson, will my fifty-cent marcel to Bessie Mae Lyons, and Gertrude Crouchls red sweater, which I have worn throughout the year, to her sister. It is in perfectly good condition, except that I spilt ice cream on the front of it. I, Gertie Marie Crouch, will my Citizenship grades to Bob Frank, that is, if he will laugh enough to keep them safely, my sweater tby re- questj to Dee Adrianson when Alene is through with it tit still has all the buttons. but is stretched a little bitl g and my secretarial duties for all the teachers to the highest bidder. The proceeds of the sale, if any, may be used for the library. I, Virginia Crowell, do in this, my last will and testament, bequeath to Rosanna Malott my friendship with Miss Jacoby, my ability to write themes and essays to Bessie Mae Lyons, and my standing in the Senior Class to anyone able to take my place. I, Inez Davies, will my ever-ready smile to Mary Bonewitz, my Essex to Bess Lyons, providing she takes "Red,' Smith and me for a ride once in a While, and my diamond to anyone who can get it from me. I, Dorothy Ditmer, will my wonderful complexion to Erna Van Valer, my gentle voice to John Miller, and all my dates with high school boys to Louise Smithson. I, Howard Fite, will my ability to get into trouble to Jim Spurgeon, and my sylphlike figure to Harry Kimes. I, Fred Gordon, will my "Cadillac" to Howard Day, my friendship with Miss Zell to Dick Van Valer, and my smartness to any Junior who is able to keep it. M I, Charles Harris, will to Willie Williams my ability as a coming opera singer, my editorship of the Annual to Charles Ray, and last, but not least, my ability as a hurdler to Herbert Walsh. I, John Long, do hereby will my stubborn hair, lightning-like speed ton trackj and my ability to grow a mustache to George Eisenhardt. I, Pearl Miller, will my place on the honor roll to Jim Spurgeon, my long hair to Margaret Malay, my graceful walk to Dee Adrianson, and a few inches of my height to Geneva Walker. I, Robert Mullen, will my friendliness with Mr. Brophy to "Bustotl"' Brown. He surely needs it. I, Edith Roberts, will my curly hair to Ruth Lewark, my graceful walk to George Eisenhardt, and my gift of speech to Margaret Malay. I, Merrill Ricks, will to James Wright my bashfulnessg to Everett At- kinson, my Ford, and last, to James Edwards, my art ability. I, Lillian Smith, will my ability to get Commercial Arithmetic to "Biddie" Groves, my head of beautiful hair to Esther Gritlin, my sweet disposition to Bess Lyons, and my love for a good time to Ida Lee Fish. I, Ruby Street, will my ability to look innocent to Esther Grifiing my shyness to Bob Frank, and my wonderful ability in bookkeeping to Florence Neiman, Mildred Crouch and Ruth Baker. Divide it up equally. I, Ed. Simmons, will my whiskers to James Spurgeon, my ability to look wise to "Mutt" Pratt, and my sunny nature to Mr. Routh. I, Al. Spurgeon, will my noisy heels to Dee Adrianson, who can tear up the assembly floors, my position as a member of the "Staff" to Charles ol- -THE EPOCH,1927---l-lo Ray, and my ability as a track man to Glenn Brown. I, Al. Wilson, on this day of May, do hereby will the following: My ability to sleep, undisturbed the sixth period, to Harry Price, my music ability to Bill Williams, and my money to "Bustoff" Brown. I, Howell Nesbitt, will to Willis Hutchins my place on the "Staff", my beautiful hair to Harold Pratt, and last, my aristocratic walk to Bill Dailey. All persons having been left anything by the Seniors of nineteen hun- dred and twenty-seven, please call for them at the High School building on the first day of June, nineteen hundred and twenty-seven. U Class Prophecy Every May brings back the year 1927 to my memory, and this year it was recalled more clearly than ever. One day while I was in a beauty shop having a marcel, a very dignified, gray-haired lady came in to have a permanent wave. She looked at me rather strangely, and then walked over to me and very graciously spoke. I had to look twice before I recognized Dorothy Ditmer, of our school days. After conventional greetings I asked her to lunch with me so that We could talk over our old school days in G. C. H. S. After we were seated at the table, Dorothy began by telling me she had married a Methodist minister and in traveling over the country with him, had seen many of our old classmates. She said she had spent a few days with Dr. and Mrs. A. Spurgeon. Mrs. Spurgeon was Edith Roberts when she was graduated. Al was class president and he has since become a great surgeon and is president of one or two hospital boards. They seem to be very happy. We recalled that the noted artist, R. Sturgis, was Ruby Street, art editor of our Annual. She has just attracted nation-wide attention by her exhibit in Chicago Art Institute. Charles Harris, editor-in-chief of our Annual, is editor of a big news- paper in New York. Many of his articles and editorials are syndicated. He attributes his success to the training received in G. C. H. S. Lillian Smith finally married "Truman," and after several spats and quarrels they are living happily in Fort Wayne. Dorothy asked me to pay particular attention to the costume she was wearing. After I had admired it, she told me it had been designed by Gertrude Crouch, who I knew was famous as a costume designer. She has a very up-to-date establishment on Fifth Avenue and her creations rival those of Worth. Alene Adrianson, with whom I kept up a desultory correspondence for a few years, married Merrill Ricks, who has a flourishing brokerage busi- ness in New York. It seems that most of the members of our class migrated to New York. Howard Fite and Albert Wilson are exceptions, however. Howard went to San Francisco, and Al. stayed in Marion. Howard is working for the benefit and uplift of the Chinese. Al. is general-manager for the Lindley Box company. Although several members of our class have become wealthy, only one has become really rich, that is Howell D. Nesbitt. He married a Boston ol?---THE EPOCH,1927-ll---0 girl of a Wealthy old family and they are now living on Long Island. Pearl Miller got married and is living on a farm in Wisconsin. Ed. Simmons is a famous composer and violinist. At the time of my talk with Dorothy, he was on a concert tour over Europe. Harlan Long and Frederick Gordon went into partnership and own a large furniture store in Boston. This was a big surpriseg I could a lot more easily have imagined Frederick a haberdasher. Dorothy said she had just recently seen Inez Davies. She was unable to tell me why Inez and "Tom" were never married. Inez became known all over the United States through her dancing and impersonations on the Chautauqua platform. After we had talked about every member of the class of 1927, Dorothy made me tell about myself. I told her I had done nothing very remarkable. I have written a few short stories and essays and have made a few ad- dresses before Women's Federated Club meetings over the country. -Virginia Crowell, '27. H The Senior Class Fight On October 8, 1926, the people living near the school house were startled to hear a crowd of rufiians gather at the high school and imme- diately start fighting or scrapping among themselves. After watching them awhile, they discovered them to be the Seniors and Juniors quar- reling over colors. Earlier in the evening the Senior boys tied the Maroon and White on top of the May pole in the school yard. At seven, the boys and girls as well, gathered at the school house. The Juniors tried to take the colors down, but they were protected by the Seniors who were ready to pounce on any one venturing to climb the greased pole. Alene Adrianson, Ger- trude Crouch, and Lillian Smith arrived on the scene gaily bedecked in Maroon and White. These girls were immediately pounced upon by the Junior girls, and were almost exhausted when the remaining Senior girls came to the rescue. At eight o'clock, when Mr. Routh blew the whistle. the old Maroon and White was still resting easy at the top of the May pole. The Seniors then went to town and noisily made known their victory. The next day the Maroon and White was still in supremacy. The Senior girls made a large black wreath and placed it over the assembly door in due respect for the grief-stricken Juniors. 30: A LITTLE LAUGH A little laugh is like the sunshine, It freshens all the day, It tips the peaks of life with light And drives the clouds away. The souls grow glad that hear it, And feel its courage strongg A laugh is just like music For cheering folks along. -Virginia Ferguson. 5 N 7 K. W K . X X XXQX Xx XX XX XX xx X xxx XXX X q XX xx ,R X XX S9 592 GMM W 5 xy , Q J K1 A W W ff! Wi X , QW N ix 0 T-.1THE EPOCH, 1927 0 JUNIOR CLASS Presid nt Charles Ray Vice-President-Bessie Mae Lyons Secretary Thelma Richards Reporter-John Wagoner Sponsor-Miss Mary Riordan Joseph Miitsch Herbert Walsh John Miller Barrett Bonewitz Joseph Thomas William Dailey Edwin Sprague Willis Hutchins Earl Lhamon Robert Frank Corinne Hatfield Lenore Braithwaite Bernice McKaughan Everett Atkinson Margaret Howard Rosanna Malott Dorothy Boller Ruth Lewark Margaret Malay 0-T-1THE EPOCH.192'T-- -llc Il Junior Class History We, the class of '28, came into high school in the year of 1924. We were a large class then with many hopes and lots of ambitionjwhich we still have. s The first year we furnished part of the second team and two of the boys played on the first team. The Sophomores of that year gave us a party which, sorry to say, was a failure. The second year we were still a large class and took a large part in the athletic events, furnishing three men for the first basket ball team and several for the second team. We took a prominent part in the track meets and took second in the inter-class track contest. Several of the members took part in the operetta, "In Old Louisiana." One of our num- ber was awarded the honor sweater for getting the highest average of grades in scholarship and citizenship. We had a weiner roast and a class party that year. This year, the third of our career in high school. we are the most promising lot of students in the school for so we think.J We are ener- getic fans and boosters for the team. Practically all of the members be- long to some club or other. We are undertaking several money-making enterprises, as all Juniors do. At the color iight this year the Seniors were surprised at our strength. Their colors remained up, but so will ours next year. We have only one more year in high school, and after that we will all go our various ways. We are going to make these last two years count and try to make the people of Gas City remember the Juniors of '27 with pride. IOC ' THE MOVIE MENU See: The Reckless Lady-Lillian Smith. The Three Bad Men-Al. Spurgeon, Ed. Simmons. D. Nesbitt. The Ne'er Do Well-Fred Gordon. Stella Dallas-Virginia Crowell. The Shiek-Charles Harris. Pollyanna-Alene Adrianson. For Heaven's Sake-Al. Wilson. What's Your Hurry ?-Gert. Crouch. Robin Hood-Mr. Gotschall. Miss BreWster's Millions-Inez Davies. The Marriage Clause-Edith Roberts and Al. Spurgeon. Tin Hats-Chas. Harris, Fred Gordon and Geo. Eisenhardt. Summer Bachelors-Chas. Ray and Herbert Walsh. 0.-.-.-THE EPOCH, 1927 o SOPHOMORE CLASS President Juanita Helms Vice-President-Gerald Taylor Seci tary Treasurer-Ida Lee Fish Reporter-William Williams Sponsor-Miss Ocea Kerr Margaret Mittank James Brown Mary Bonewitz Zora Wilson Frederick Bowers Wilma McPheron James Wright Helen Atkinson Harry Price Geraldine Stevens Margaret Brown Earl Dawalt Geneva Walker Donna Simons Donald Simons Vivian Gent Willard Oliver Thelma Butler Darrow Pearson Ruth Bowman Clarence Graves Virginia Ferguson Richard Van Valer Ruth Voris George Eisenhardt Mildred Jeffrey Russell Smithson o-THE EPocH,1927--M-0 H Sophomore Class History A stranger visiting Gas City High School in 1925 was heard to say, "Those Seniors are the most intelligent looking bunch of pupils I have ever seen. I certainly prophesy an interesting and promising future for them." But that man was mistaken in just one respect. The group of pupils that he was speaking of were not Seniors, but the Freshman Class! Ot course there could be no mistake in the compliment which he had paid them even though the Seniors did have their gay feathers slightly ruffled. The truth is that there were twenty-seven entering high school in the fall. with an additional twenty-one joining them at mid-year, making a grand total of forty-eight. Due to their interest in all things good and the noticeable co-operation of all members, this class attained distinction in club work and other activities. One of these little green Freshies was chosen as yell leader for the high school. So are Freshies so insigniiicent, and do they contain chlorophyll? Notwithstanding a decrease in number from forty-eight to thirty-six, at the opening of the Sophomore year. quality is still one of our traits. Two of the boys were subs for the first team. five were regulars on the second team, and two girls were regulars on the girls' team. Five girls were members of the Y-Hi. fifteen of the Sophomores were prominent in Latin Club. and an additional twelve in Glee Club. An interesting record, is it not? Perhaps all this enthusiasm and desire to do and be something, originated when that man mistook these Freshies for Seniors. Who knows? -Geneva Walker, '28 zo: IDEAS OF HEAVEN A place where there is no geometry.-Earl Lhamon. A place where no tests are ever held.-Virginia Crowell and Dorothy Ditmer. A place where there is no Civics.-Edith Roberts. A place of pugilistic encounters.-Clarence Graves, James Brown and Glenn Brown. A place where long hair is always in style.-Pearl Miller, Geneva Walker and Nellie Lewis. A place where there is a good supply of chewing gum.-Bessie Mae Lyons and Lillian Smith. A place to loaf and do nothing.-James Spurgeon. A place to pass notes and get by with it.-Ralph Groves and Mutt Pratt. A place with no shieks around.-Gertrude Crouch. In the house of David.-Edward Simmons. A place where getting subscriptions and ads for the Annual is easy.- Al. Spurgeon. A place to censor "High School Breeze" notes and burn midnight oil. -George Eisenhardt. A place where there are no more windmills.-Willie Williams. -' ' ' ' asa x nytifg Qty- -v f. Q, 3 . , . V. TQ, ,4-,Q 'f,:.i.4: , -.fps ' hw.. 4:1 xeq ' fzfcijfg. o .I ., ., VI,-A ' ,Q GMA- 1 if 'f. -,Q v., I -. ., . '- 53-31 ,t, :..Agi'. ,1.,,. ,A L M. 1 ' 'iff-:Pt .nhl if .1. . K, V . - .Q , ,r, , . ., 4: ,,k, ,.- . f--- -, 31'w:,,y"Qf1 HU- -' ,gm ,gm 515 'x .- 1 N-p. V' 14 13 ,H CEA-,' 1 V - . Fw 212' 4. xnia . 1 Tx'+:.,NjeQ1X A -rnfrf--1 . 4-97' "wal flags- iv- I 52, ' ,,,,,, lg.-gn. , V-1 , I 0 TH E EPOCH,1927l-l-0 532 Douglas Iden Gale Atkinson Mary Lewis Dorothy Davis Mildred Crouch Florence Neiman Erna Van Valer Louise Smithson Bernice Butler Pauline Stevens Helen Morris Myrtle Belle Coy Elnora Wright Genevieve Walke I' FRESHMAN CLASS P1 esident-Kenneth Simmons Vice-President-Howard Day Seci etary-Treasurer-Esther Griflin Reporter-Ruth Baker Sponsor-Harry Routh Kenneth Longfellow Ernest Gotschall Walter Nicely James Glaze Delores Gray Francis Bosworth Elizabeth Price Burr Peterson James Israel Warren Groves Glen Brown Nellie Lewis Ethel Corn Helena Mullican Elizabeth Davis Geneva George Vontella Kelly Mary Cochran Arlie Morris Edwin Vironet Ralph Atkinson Harold Pratt Harry Kimes James Edwards Wilbur Chapman Clarence Lowe Johnnie Brown www oil-THE EPOCH, 1927-Y.-aim, U Freshman Diary IH September thirteenth and we are in high school at last, and have the east side of the assembly for our very own. A new course of study must be planned, new lessons prepared, and good grades must be made in order to get our credits. All of the girls except four are taking the academic course, Algebra, Latin, English, Art, and Home Economics. The boys are taking a commercial course, Commercial Arithmetic, Art, Manual Training, English, and Vocational Civics. We have been initiated and now feel ourselves more a part of high school life. It seems so long a time until Thanksgiving and then the weeks fly until it is Christmas and vacation time. After Christmas, examinations loom in the distance and we work all the harder so that we may get ex- empted. There was not anyone who got exempted in everything. One was exempted in four subjects. Promotion time comes and most of us move over. A few are left be- hind to take up their work with the new 9B's. There are only fifteen in the new 9B class. I often wonder if they feel as bewildered as we did when we came into high school. We have had supervised study introduced and at first we had some difliculty in adapting ourselves to it. We have also elected a new president, Edmond Vironet, in place of the old one, Kenneth Simmons, who has gone into the tenth grade. We initiated our new members early in the semester and hope it was as successful as our own in the fall. We have five girls, one regular and four substitutes, on the girls' first team, and one boy on the boys' first team and one on the second team. We have enjoyed our first year very much and hope to make our second one even more interesting. -Myrtle Belle Coy, '30 201 The teachers are the queerest things That ever I did see. If I don't stand and talk all clay It means salvation for me. No matter what I want to do It's always wrong with them. So I start praying at 3 o'clock But prayers never affect her or him. And when at last the bell doth ring And I've gone and got my cap, H. R. stands up and reads a list And salvation knocks me flat. -W. C. .0 Xu ...M -wg. ' 'I Q ' -wfrw , ,. gx ' V Aww 1, mx 'ff VNS. ' - I +A . . , gs , x 1 ma 0-i- THE EPOCH, 1927--l o 8A CLASS Sponsor-Mr. Carmony Christina Baker Mildred Bastian Alyce Groves Mary Alice Hudman Violet Hurlock Mary Mittank Ruth McManis Donald Dawalt Frank Heal Clelan Heddon Wayne Ross Edgar Stanley Clyde Parks ,.il..?-TH E EPOCH 1927-l-i-o SB GIRLS SB BOYS Sponsor-Mr. Bailey Ruth Bothwell Pauline Bourie Texas Bourie Geneva Breece Eiiiebell Couch Virginia Dancer Dorthea Furnish Barbara Garland Elizabeth Garthwait Eleanor Greenwood Julia Lewis Virginia Thompson Elfreda Wesling Ruby Wilson Eleanora Highfield Helen Leonard Donald Millspaugh Kenneth Brown Vincent Baker Perry Burton Montaville LeBrun Otis Brown Conley Herring Merril Dailey Roy Harter Edgar Crosby -l--1-THE EPocH,1927 --lf 7A CLASS Sponsor-Mr. Gotschall Mary A. Jones Mary E. Jones Blanche Harter Evaline Haner Hazel Dawalt Eleanor Gent Glen Chalmers Walter Collins Ronald Dawalt Raymond Ferguson George Glaze Herbert Heath Marion Hacker Ernest McGinnis Clarence Parks Howard Radabaugh Lewis Schooley Elmer Short 7A GIRLS Alline Howell Adriane Love Margaret Persinger Anna Marie Smith' Mary Martha Wood Catherine Milholland 7A BOYS Woodrow Voris Carl Watson George Wetzel Russel Walker John Voland William Thomas Lloyd Gore Spencer Antrobus John Adams Arthur Adrianson Sidney Baker 0----- T H E EPOCH, 1927 0 Martha Jeffrey Lucy Atkinson Leah Armstrong Violet Adrianson Eunice Day Cleo Demaree Beatrice Graves Marjorie Hillman Frances Kiser Letha Linville Mary McWhirt Bertha Merkle Jean O'Brien Delores Stegemoller Estella Thornburg Ada Vironet Irene Walsh Bernice Zirkle 7B CLASS Sponsor-Miss Jones Edith Ludlow Catherine Troxell Mary Chalmers Herbert Biddle Glen Crosby Norman Dailey Charles Eakins Woodrow Gosnel Harold Harris John Simpkins Clifton Spence Everett Wood Harold Wilson Claude Nelson David Myers Arvin Pratt Marvin Curtis Harold Morris 1 N. 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TH E EPOCH, 19 27-1 ----lo o The Team Date Gas City Opponent Where Played Nov. 5 ....... Gas City 26 Sweetser ............ Sweetser Nov. 13 ....... Gas City-- Van Buren ........... Van Buren Nov. 19 ....... Gas City-- Matthews --- Gas City Nov. 26 ....... Gas City-- Bunker Hill --- Gas City Dec. 3 ------- Gas City Converse ---- Gas City Dec. 10 -.----- Gas City Fairmount ---- Fairmount Dec. 17 -.--..- Gas City Summitville -- Gas City Dec. 18 ---.--- Gas City Wabash ------ Gas City Dec. 24 -----.- Gas City Summitville -- Summitville Dec. 31 ------- Gas City Jonesboro --- Jonesboro Jan. 7 ------- Gas City-- Upland L--- Gas City Jan. 14 ------- Gas City Sweetser --.- Gas City Jan. 21 ------- Gas City Jonesboro --- Gas City Jan. 28 ------- Gas City Matthews --- Matthews Feb. 4 ------- Gas City Swayzee ---- Gas City Feb. 5 ------- Gas City Wabash --..-- Wabash Feb. 11 ------- Gas City Van Buren ------ -..- G as City Feb, 18 ------- Gas City Bunker Hill ---- Bunker Hill Feb. 23 ------- Gas City Upland ------- Gas City Feb. 25 ------- Gas City Swayzee ----.- Swayzee Total Points, Gas City---559 Opponents ------.- 635 202 Lawrence "Gotchie" Gotschall, who coached the team, was largely responsible for the success it made this season. "A fighter from the word go"-"a little dynamo"-these words describe Gotschall. He started the season with a new team, a team handicapped by inexperience and size, and made it one of the strongest quintettes in the county. The Tigers were the hardest fighting team in this section and a great share of the credit goes to Gotschall. Willis "Heavy', Hutchins. captain and iioorguard, was the key to the offense. We expect a great deal from him next season, a boy who never knows when to stop fighting. He was an important cog in the Tiger ma- chine this season. Robert "Bob" Frank, center of the team, was the high point man of the season. He bids fair to be one of the greatest athletes in the history of the school. Next year he should completely overshadow the work of his two brothers, who have worn the Maroon and White in previous years. William "Bill" Dailey, forward, was the only remaining veteran from last season's squad. He played an aggressive style of basket ball and always managed to put pep into the team when it was needed. He has a good eye and lots of iight. Albert "Al" Wilson, forward, is the only man lost by graduation. Quiet, determined, a hard fighter and a clean sport, he has all of the quali- ties that make up a Tiger. He was a big asset to the team and we will miss him next year. Kenneth "Buzz" Simmons, forward, made up in fight what he lacked in size. He is only a Freshman and has three more years in which to bring honors to the Maroon and White. He was an important claw in the Tiger machine that tore up many good teams this season. Herbert "Curly" Walsh, guard, was a stonewall on defense. He stop- 0----THE EPOCH,1927--l-l--o ped some of the biggest men in the county. Cool, confident, determined, and a scrapper-that's "Curly." He will continue to say "The bigger they are the harder they fall," next season. . Joseph "Derek" Miitsch, substitute guard, and big boy of the team, was another stone in Gas City's defense that stopped many of its op- ponents this season. What he lacks in "gab" he makes up in iight. Harry Kimes, Russel Smithson and Edmund Vironet, the remaining three men on the squad, are hard, clean lighters and good sports. Al- though participating in only a few of the Varsity games they trained faithfully and made the regulars play hard to retain their positions. They will be with us next year. John Wagoner, student manager, has iilled his position better than any one has in previous years. He is the strongest Tiger booster of them all and besides being Gotschall's right hand man was a "pal" to every man on the team. He will also be with us next year. IO! The Second Team Mr. Routh, Coach Donald Simons, forward Willard Oliver, center Charles Harris, forward Harry Price, guard Charles Ray, forward Ralph Atkinson, guard Darrow Pearson, guard Ernest Gotschall, guard Clarence Graves, guard Marion Teague, forward Although winning only a few games this season, the Second Team played hard and upheld the standards of Tiger sportsmanship. The boys trained faithfully and deserve credit for the spirit they have shown. Mr. Routh, who coached the team, taught them the principles of the game and has made each individual a prospective Big Tiger. 0-l-iilTHE EPOCH,1927---- 0 GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAMQ Mascot-Martha Deeren Coach-Miss Cora Mae Zell Ruth Bowman Bernice Butler Virginia Ferguson Vivian Gent Virginia Crowell Ruth Voris Rosanna Malott Lenore Braithwaite Thelma Richards Eleanor Wright Bessie Mae Lyons Geneva George Florence Nieman Genevieve Walker Mildred Crouch Due to the fact that we did not have a girls' team last year, the ma- terial was very inexperienced, and the team worked under the handicap all season. In spite of the obstacles confronting them, Coach Zell and the girls carried on. and they are to be commended for the splendid spirit they have shown. o----11--THE Eroen, 192vi1w.10 U Basket Ball From every viewpoint the season of 1926-27 has been the most suc- cessful Gas City High School has had. In spite of the fact that the team was small and inexperienced, the high school and the town backed it to the limit. The team has been especially good in scholarship and sports- manship. They have complied with the training rules and in every Way have lived up to the standards that characterize a Tiger. Wilson is the only man who graduates. He is a valuable man and will be missed, although Gotschall has some excellent material to replace him with. Next season promises to be the best one in the history of the school. With the splendid spirit that exists throughout the entire school system and the town supporting the team and coach, our prospects for the coming season are very bright. We wish the best of luck to the Tigers of 1927-28. 202 SOME YELLS THAT DID THE WORK Fight! Tigers! Fight! Tigers! Fight! Fight! Fight! Yea! Rah! Tigers! Yea. Team! Say. Team! We're proud of you! Yea! Rah! Tigers! T-I-G-E-R-S! Yea! Maroon and White, fight-iight! Maroon and VVhite. fight-fight! Who fight? ' We ight! Maroon and VVhite, fight-iight! Hit 'em High! Hit 'em Low! Hit 'em Fast! Hit 'em Slow! Yea, Tigers! Let's Go! A SONG THAT HELPED Here's to Frank and Dailey, VValsh and Miitsch, Hutchins and Simmons, Kimes and Wilsong Here's to all the fellows doing their best Winning a victory for G. C. H. S. K :cvs-. I at K, 4550 P5883 111. 35, fs ' .M ,MM ...- ..- WM Wlfgs-f.x,q,,.,,5N M GX X? gf 31 mm xx 9A 3 gf ms E355 wamx f X Q, .Eli '-.. - J iv. x . J ,N jg -. - . A ' X 3 ,bfi 1 A 1 2 Rf' - if . y N nu I4 M LX K3 . 5 - , .f -3- . , Qs. :rx fi - -V -A .V ff :M :cyst Yiclaiion! U. ' 19 n L KL 'K M , fi C S ' KCZDN. f X5 -mf 'iw WCZDI b 'XX .,T?4TTH EPOCH,1927-il---l-0 E BOOKKEEPING The first high schools established in the United States were attended only by children ot' the wealthy. The courses offered in these early schools were college preparatory courses, since most of the graduates expected to attend some institution of higher learning. At this time people looked upon education above the grades as a luxury to be enjoyed only by the sons and daughters of the rich. In a few short years high schools sprang up rapidly all over the country and 'as a result, every boy and girl now has a chance to receive a high school education. This is no longer looked upon as a luxury. High school courses, howevei', did not keep pace with the democratic spirit- of the schools. Many boys and girls attended high schools who never expected to enter a college or university, yet these pupils were re- quired to take the traditional college preparatory course. Custom is a diflicult thing to break and many schools are still bound by the old shackles. Is it any wonder that many pupils quit school before graduation? Gas City High School, along with other progressive schools, has broken away from the old custom, and is now offering four courses in addition to the college preparatory course. Since many of our pupils enter the business world after graduation. the Commercial Course is a very popular one. This course includes such practical subjects as Commercial Arithmetic, Bookkeeping, Shorthand, Typewriting, Business English, Commercial Law, and Salesmanship. The Bookkeeping course aims to give the students a practical and usable knowledge of the principles of double entry bookkeeping and of the cash book, sales and purchases books, and general ledger. Twenty exer- cises are worked out at the first of the year, after which two laboratory sets are used to illust1'ate the theory set forth by the text book. EPOCH,1927-i--o Q . Z TYPING The typing department has given splendid assistance toward running the business side of our school. All Annual work has been typed by typing pupils. Beginning typewriting courses aim only to teach the keyboard and instill confidence in the pupils. Accuracy is emphasized far above speed. and errors are penalized heavily. The average speed should be about 35 or 40 words per minute at the end of the first year. The second year of typewriting is devoted to speed, with accuracy still held in the foreground. One incorrect stroke is penalized 50 strokes, or practically one line of ordinary type. The average speed should be about 60 words per minute. In beginning shorthand the Gregg Manual is used, and students are confined to drill on forms, rules, penmanship, and slow dictation. At the end of the first semester the students must know all the word signs in the Gregg system. By the end of the first year all prefixes and sufhxes must have been learned. In advanced shorthand the entire year is devoted to gaining speed in taking dictation in both old and new matter, literary, and business forms. The average speed is 110 to 125 at the end of the senior year. Commercial Arithmetic aims to teach the student five things, namely, command of the fundamental processes of addition, subtraction, multi- plication, and division, a workable knowledge of fractions and taxes, part- nerships and corporations, commission and brokerage. U---4?THE EPOCH,1927-l---o DOMESTIC SCIENCE All High Schools must provide at least one full year's work in Home Economics for the girls. Home Economics instruction should be organized and conducted so as to accomplish the following results: Q15 It should give to our young people a more intelligent appreciation for the important and fundamental occupation ot' home making. Q25 It should prepare them for etlicient and economic work in the home. ' Four courses in Home Economics are given at the p1'esent time in the Gas City High School. One semester of foodsis given in the Freshman year. The aim of the foods course is to give the girl a practical knowledge of food in relation to her healthg experience in selection and preparation of foods and practice in planning, preparing and serving meals. One semester of clothing is also given in the Freshman year. The question arises in this course, "Why study textiles ?" Textiles should be studied because a large part of the income is spent for textiles. The pur- pose of most clothing courses is to teach the girl how to buy more wisely. This includes: CD How to judge qualityg C25 how to choose wisely for beauty and utility, and Q35 how to care for articles after purchase. A course in Dressmaking is offered for those girls who have com- pleted their first year of sewing. This course gives them more practical experience in constructing clothing and in the choice of clothing. A very interesting course in related art has been given this year. The great objective in this course is to develop a desire and an ability to apply the art principle in solving new problems, either individual, home or of the community. A course in Hygiene and Public Health will be given next year. Some course of this kind, adapted to special needs of students, should indeed form an essential and required part of every system of education. o---- THE EPOCH,192T----1--o MUSIC Music is one of the most valuable subjects in the school curriculum, and the influence of music in the lives of both children and adults is more powerful than that of almost any other educational activity. Music affects human beings favorably both in their intellectual and emotional lives. Music has come to be more and more commonly regarded as an indis- pensable subject and a larger place is being accorded it. Music, as offered by a High School fab exerts a definite beneficial effect upon the physical, mental and spiritual life of the student, tbl pro- vides an excellent type of intellectual training, fcl is of high value as a socializing force, fdl a worthy use of leisure time, fel indirectly introduces music into the home. The home needs music to express its social life, as music needs the home to supply an opportunity for its effective use. One of the most noticeable shortcomings of our American social life has been our inability to engage in a satisfactory song-singing at social or other gatherings. Doubtless the chief reason for this deficiency is that few of us know the words of our songs. It has been our aim to meet this need. Constant companionship with good music tends to develop character. Shakespeare's statement: "The appetite increases by what it feeds upon," is nowhere truer than in the musical world. Courses in music offered to our High School students this year are: fab Music Appreciation, in which the student studies artists of today, opera and oratorio as vocal forms, and classification of voices. The de- partment has a splendid library of Victrola records that have aided greatly in appreciation work. fbi Orchestra. Orchestra is offered only two days each week, but We are looking forward to having it daily again. Riley says, "Sing as you will, O singers all, who sing because you want to sing." ol----THE EPOCH,1927-1- o MANUAL TRAINING Only a few short years ago the boys and girls received practical train- ing for home duties under the guidance of father and mother. Boys and girls in this way became fitted to care for their own home. The present- day home does not offer such training, and the school is attempting to give courses that will train for home-making. Manual training is one of these courses, and it is a required course for all boys in the seventh. eighth, and first year of high school. The course is made as practical as possible. Boys in the seventh and eighth grades no not make many projectsg he1'e they are taught the fundamentals of wood working. Boys in these grades are taught the names of common tools, also they are taught their parts and uses. The boys are permitted to make such projects as key rack, tie rack, broom holder, cutting board. book rack. By making such projects they are required to put to use the knowledge gained concerning the parts and uses of tools. The high school class takes up advanced work and should be allowed to work on machinery. The machinery should consist of a planer, jointer, rip and cut-off saws, band saw, and lathe. Although at present our shop is not equipped with such machinery. it is hoped by next season that we will have this equipment. In the manual training classes, boys not only learn to make minor repairs around the home but also to make useful articles as tables. pedestals. medicine cabinets, book cases, etc. EPocH 1927-.l---0 0---.wi-THE , 115119 SUNSHINE SOCIETY President-Edith Roberts Secretary-Treas.-Dorothy Ditmer Reporter-Lillian Smith Sponsor-Miss Ocea Kerr Ruth Baker Eleanor Wri ht Vontella Kelly Elizabeth Price Erna Van Valer Inez Davies Mary Lewis Ruth Lewark Louise Smithson Wilma McPheron Pauline Stevens Helen Morris Myrtle Belle Coy Vivian Gent Ruby Street Mildred Crouch Dorothy Davis Mary Bonewitz Esther Grinin Florence Nieman Delores Grey Ruth Bowman Ida Lee Fish Bernice Butler . Geneva George R Ethel Corn Frances Bosworth Margaret Mittank 2 Genevieve Walker Helena Mullican Rosanna Malott Ruth Voris Mildred Jeffrey Virginia Crowell Geraldine Stevens Nellie Lewis Corinne Hatfield Lenore Braithwaite Virginia Ferguson Geneva Walker Donna Simons Mary Cochran It has been a custom every year for the girls to have a Sunshine Society, and this the girls organized with Miss Kerr as sponsor. We took up the study of high ideals for a girl and a poster on that subject was made by Lillian Smith. Donations were made for the Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets. The oflicers Were: Edith Roberts, presidentg Dorothy Ditmer, secre- tary and treasurerg Lillian Smith, reporter. .J--14.4-QTHE EPOCH,1927 --?o ' PARLIAMENTARIAN CLUB President-Earl Lhamon Vice-President-James Wright Secretary-Treas.-John Wagoner Sponsor-Miss Jacoby Joseph Miitsch Richard Van Valer George Eisenhardt James Wright John Wagoner Earl Lhamon Russel Smithson Willis Hutchins The Parliamentarian Club was organized at the beginning of the semester for the purpose of bringing the boys together and promoting a general good feeling. The programs were furnished by all the members on current events and interesting subjects. o--- iTHE EPOCH, 1921?-l-.-0 PROGRESSIVE COMMERCIAL CLUB President-Bessie Mae Lyons Secretary-Rosanna Malott Reporter-Ruby Street Sponsor-Miss Mary Riordan Margaret Malay Louise Smithson Ruth Lewark Lenore Braithwaite g Virginia Crowell The Progressive Commercial Club was organized in September with Miss Riordan as sponsor. Bessie Lyons was elected president. The stu- dents who joined this club were interested in making the club a success. The members decided to accomplish many things in order to live up to the name "Progressive" Work was started right away. At the meetings, which were held every Wednesday, interesting reports were given. The things which were specialized on were office training and the business world. When the club studied the filing system, Miss Smith showed the members the filing system in the superintendent's oflice, and explained the method to the girls. A lost and found department of the club took care of any article turned in and in due time the article was returned to its owner. An employment agency was also started. Several high school students were given jobs during holidays through this agency. Ol-L-THE EPOCH,1927?--- 0 V ali. SCIENCE CLUB President-John Miller Vice President-Everett Atkinson A Sponsor-Miss Ocea Kerr James Israel James Brown Harry Price Everett Atkinson Walter Pratt Ralph Groves Harold Pratt ' Glenn Brown Edwin Sprague Joseph Thomas Warren Groves Wilbur Chapman Marian Teague Walter Nicely John Brown Barrett Bonewitz William Overly Harry Kimes Gail Atkinson John Miller Frederick Bowers With Miss Kerr as sponsor, the Science Club met every Wednesday afternoon in the Science room. John Miller was president, and there were twenty-one in the club. Various scientific problems were discussed by the club and a few experiments were performed. Detailed reports upon numerous scientific problems and leaders were given by members or groups of members. These reports were somewhat of a success, but the club as an enterprise was not as successful as it would have been had more of the members been really interested in science. -William Overly 0-.- --THE EPOCH,192T- -l--0 Nw- - -- p D - 1- Y.- -fi -- - , ,, LATIN CLUB President-Geneva Walker Secretary-Treasurer-Esther Grifiin Vice-President-William Williams Reporter-Ida Lee Fish c Sponsor-Miss Lillie Albertson Vivian Gent Ruth Voris James Glaze Geraldine Stevens Ernest Gotschall Mildred Jeffrey Kenneth Simmons Wilma McPheron Clarence Graves Zora Wilson Earl Dawalt Helen Atkinson Vontella Kelley SODALITAS LATINI The Latin Club met every Week in the Latin room. The members, who were Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors, were called patricians fhigher classj While the Freshmen were called plebs flower classy The first semester We learned state mottoes by having each member learn one and when the roll was called respond by giving his motto. The last semester We selected the name of a Roman god and responded by giving them. In this way we learned about mythology. At the opening of the year, the members elected a chairman of the program committee. At each meeting this person selected three helpers. We had several good programs and good times. We had songs translated into Latin and sang different ones at each meeting. We also had a book telling about the life of the Romans. At each meeting a different member gave a report from it, which has proven to be very interesting and very helpful. One of our best programs was: Roll Call. -The President A r ? ,. M 'wa-1-4fw'..f , ,gh Q.: 8,59 Mildred Crouch 0 TH E EPocH 1927-?-T--0 LIVE NEEDLE CLUB Piesident-Dorothy Ditmer Secretary-Treasurer-Erna Sponsor-Miss Cora Mae Zell Dorothy Davis Mary Lewis Nellie Lewis Elizabeth Price Pauline Stevens Helen Morris Mary Bonewitz Elnora Wright Genevieve Walker Ruth Bowman Elizabeth Davis Geneva George Ruth Baker Donna Simons Virginia Ferguson Ethel Corn Bernice Butler Juanita Helms Margaret Mittank Van Valer This club was organized for the purpose of not only starting work, but accomplishing it. In this purpose the members have succeeded, for they have all finished some one thing in the line of sewing. On Wednesday, November 22, 1926, the club gave a party in honor of their mothers, during the last period of the day. A program and re- freshments Were enjoyed by all who were present. We think that we have gained our aim and hope that this work will always be an aid to us. -Berniece Butler ol- --THE EPOCH,1927 -lo Y-HI CLUB President-Edith Roberts Treasurer-Dorothy Ditmer Sponsor-Miss Ocea Kerr Thelma Richards Dorothy Boller Bessie Mae Lyons Thelma Butler Ruth Lewark Margaret Howard Margaret Malay Bernice McKaughan Margaret Brown Ida Lee Fish Erna Van Valer Berniece Butler Helen Atkinson Ruby Street Louise Smithson Corinne Hatfield Y-Hi Club has been in G. C. H. S. for three years. This year they elected Edith Roberts as their president. Several lower classmen have joined. Meetings were first held at the school building and later at homes. 5Erna Van Valer had a Hallowe'en party for the Y-Hi girls. Each girl brought a guest. At Christmas time we sold Red Cross Seals and also gave Christmas baskets to the poor. -Thelma Richards 0.l-.-.-THE EPOCH,1927-----0 HI-Y CLUB President-Willis Hutchins Secretary-Charles Ray Vice President-Albert Spurgeon Treasurer-Joe Miitsch Sponsor-Mr. Brophy John Wagoner Charles Harris JohnlLong Herbert Walsh For the past three years we have had a Hi-Y Club in Gas City High School. For two years it was very successful, having sponsored a number of banquets and other activities. This year, however, it has not been very successful. The members of the club did not seem to take interest in the affairs so in time the club just stopped meeting. There were no new members taken in this year, although we started to. The club held one stag party at the high school, making it a chili feed. A very good time was had by all. The time after the feed was spent with a Fibbing Contest. Afterwards a baseball game was held in the gym. It is my hope that next year the club will be like a live wire, as it was the iirst year it was organized. Make it a club that every boy in high school will want to join. Our club can be just as good, and better, than Marion's-so-let's make it that! -Charles Harris ol-1-1-THE EPOCH,1927--L-- -o ORCHESTRA Director-Miss Guilliams Eleanor Greenwood Edward Simmons Frederick Gordon Willard Oliver Gerald Taylor Charles Ray Howard Day Thelma Butler Douglas Iden Kenneth Brown Conley Herring With only a membership of twelve the orchestra worked faithfully the entire first semester, looking forward to the day it would be aug- mented by instruments from the band. The long-looked-for day come and now we have an orchestra of which we are justly proud. This group of musicians furnished music for the Senior class play, various Convocation programs, National Music Week, and Commencement activities. 0.l.-.THE EPOCH,1927--- -o fc, ,,.. ' 'f BOYS' GLEE CLUB Director-Miss Ruby Guilliams William Williams Douglas Iden Frederick Gordon Willis Hutchins Albert Spurgeon C George Eisenhardt Joseph Thomas Richard Van Valer Dee Adrianson Charles Harris Another organization of the Music Department to which our atten- tion must be directed is the Glee Club. At the beginning of the semester the Boys' Glee Club and the Girls' Glee Club were separate organizations, but later the two went together, making one strong organization. A result of work done by this group was shown in the "Windmills of Holland," an operetta which was presented in the Auditorium December 16. ,-,..T?THE EPocH,1927--l--0 l lim 'Y3 f L L. ':' GIRLS' GLEE CLUB Director-Miss Ruby Guilliams Geneva Walker Mildred J etfrey Ruth Baker Vivian Gent Dorothy Boller Bernice McKaughan Zora Wilson Thelma Richards Margaret Brown Bessie Mae Lyons Wilma McPheron Inez Davies Ruby Street Mildred Crouch Margaret Mittank Erna Van Valer Helen Atkinson Virginia Crowell Students who took the leads in the operetta were William Williams, Virginia Crowell, Erna Van Valer, Bessie M. Lyons, Charles Harris, Richard Van Valer, Frederick Gordon, Geneva Walker and Eleanor Green- wood. accompanist. The Glee Club helped to share the success of the Community Carol sing which took place December 22, in the Auditorium. They also gave some splendid numbers during Exhibit Week, for National Music Week, and for Commencement activities. 0--i-4-THE EPOCH,1927-- O BAND The possibility of organizing a school band has been under discussion for a year or more. The shortage of instruments in the school orchestra aggravated the discussion somewhat this year. So just before the close of the first semester the superintendent asked the Board of Education for authority to start a band and take all necessary steps to assure its success. The Board heartily gave not only its consent, but its wholehearted support. Mr. Ralph Bailey, a bandman with marked ability in starting bands, was called in to take charge. Arrangements were made for him to come to the schools three afternoons and one evening a week, to give free instruc- tion to all who went into the band. After six weeks he had a band of thirty-two pieces make its first public appearance, and four weeks later they played during the intermission of the high school play. The progress of the band has really been marvelous. The proposal for starting a school band was enthusiastically sup- ported by students and townspeople. Parents willingly purchased ex- pensive instruments for their children. A Tag Day benefit Was given hearty support and netted about a hundred dollars for a band uniform fund. The student body arranged a benefit basketball game which added seventy-five dollars to this fund. The employes of the Illinois Glass Com- pany raised and presented to the band fund 325105, which made it pos- sible for the uniforms to be purchased this year. Gas City school children are very fortunate to have such splendid support, and the student body are determined to do all in their power to show they are worthy. Parents, fellow students, Illinois Glass employes, and all who have helped make the organization of our school band possible, we thank you! We know your satisfaction will be in our progress so we are going to give our best. 01i.1-THE EPOCH,1927 0 FRESHMAN RECEPTION The 9A class entertained the 8B's with a very pleasant reception the evening of September 17, 1926. The evening was spent in the initiation of the new Freshmen. Refreshments of ice cream and cake were served and a good time was enjoyed by all. HI-Y CHILI FEED On the night of October 3rd, the Hi-Y held a chili feed at the high school. Afterwards Willis Hutchins made a speech on the Hi-Y principles and expectations for the coming year. Next a iibbing contest was held in which Mr. Routh and Mr. Gotschall starred. The succeeding and last number on the program was an indoor baseball game between the fibbing contestants and the remaining members present. The game was very ex- citing, the outcome being indefinite. THE CRANK PARTY On the evening of October 25th, 1926, the Four Cranks entertained with an elaborate banquet at the Wayside Inn in honor of the seventy- third anniversary of the Indiana State Teachers' Association, which oc- curred the preceding week. The first speaker of the evening was the Right Honorable Beesicks Joshua Brophy, who spoke on the subject, "Evolution and Its Relation To Me." This address was very loudly applauded. The second speaker was Bishop Horatis Lincoln Routh, who spoke on "Love," a subject always highly entertaining to an audience such as that present. Other orators of the evening were Madame Methodist Episcopal Jacoby, Sir Lancelot Aristotle Gotschall, and Lords Romeo Caesar Car- mony, and Wallace Hagenbach Leach. Guests of the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Job Pratt, Mrs. Wallace Hagenback Leach, Mrs. Beesicks Joshua Brophy, and the Misses Harriet Beecher McCormick, Mercuria Compton, Mignonette Riordan, Letitia Amanda Albertson, Gretchen Walling, Gabrilla King, Ferdinanda Riley, Lucinda Longfellow and Faith Andrews. I The menu consisted of steak fGas City's specialtyj, H. S. Freshman's Misfortune, Policeman's Favorite, Jeweler's Delight, and Everlasting Sweet. Miss Rowena Guilliams and Miss Cordelia Zell sang a number of negro spirituals, which added a most pleasing contrast to the serious pro- gram of the evening. The hostesses were the Misses Oleomargerine Kerr, Hallelujah Over- man, Miranda Jones, and Mehitable Standiford. Y-HI HALLOWE'EN PARTY The Y-Hi girls held a Hallowe'en party at the home of Erna Van Valer, October 29. The evening was spent in playing games and dancing. Refreshments of orange ice and wafers were served to the Misses Louise Smithson, Dorothy Boller, Ruth Lewark, Margaret Howard, Elizabeth Howard, Bessie Lyons, Thelma Richards, and Messrs. Russel Smithson, Fred Gordon, Willis Hutchins, Clarence Hollenback, Charles Harris, Dee Adrianson, Ralph Groves, Arthur Walsh, Albert Spurgeon, Dick Van Valer and Miss Erna Van Valer. 4 ' "' UW--T-- T H E E P O C H, 1 J .2 1 ------0 N'x Sul' 2 X C lf' 3 -fist - ---E-W -L. Sept.. 13-We start in school for the last time. VVe notice a number of new faces. Sept. 16-Y-Hi organized today. Miss Kerr is new honorary member. Sept. 20-First Senior class meeting. Oflicers elected. Sept. 21-Some girls reported to school without their hair combed. Wonder why? Y-Hi? Sept. Z4-Senior weiner roast called oft, because Freshmen have party and initiation in the Gym. Sept. 27-Class pins and rings ordered for Juniors and Seniors. Sept. 30-Program changed for last time? Oct. 6-Hi-Y organized today. Oct. 8-Junior-Senior color iight. Seniors won without trouble. Oct. 11-Miss Jacoby is brave today. She stood by a dead snake and said, "Just look, class, I am not afraid of it. but I wouldn't touch it for the World." Oct. 12-Annual Stat? met with Mr. Smurr, representative of the engravers. Oct. 13-Sunshine Society was reorganized. This club is a place for girls to discuss girls' p1'oblems. Oct. 15-Marion Normal Quartette sang for convocation. Oct. 16-Great accident! Senior president slipped on the first step of Junior High stairs and went down to the bottom. Oct. 29-Rev. Davies spoke for convocation. Fine talk. Librarians give Halloween party for teachers. Y-Hi party at Van Valer's. Nov. 2-Election was held today. The general election ended as ours did. Nov. 5-Pep session held. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver arrived late, looking self-conscious. Nov. 11-Civics class received a half-cent stamp from the postoihce oli-1--TH E EPOCH,1927-l- o after an interesting visit there. Nov. 12-Seniors are divided into two equal teams of boys and girls respectively to sell Annuals. There's a chicken feed to be given by the losers, not corn and oyster shells, either. Nov. 12-The Tigers take Van Buren into camp by 'a score of 17-15. Not bad, considering the lloor. Nov. 15-Books for the first Senior play arrived today. Tryouts have already started. Nov. 28-Several Juniors entered the Senior class. Two back seats in the first three rows were taken out over the week-end. Nov. 30-We now have a King Ben in our class. Guess who? Nov. 30-Everybody back from Thanksgiving vacation. Dec. 6-Miss Jacoby absent, having broken her arm yesterday. Everyone came sliding to school instead of in their usual dignified walk. Dec. 7--Senior play practice is getting along fine. Dec. 10-Convocation was in charge of Charles Ray. The program was in observance of Indiana Day. Dec. 14-Since it was so nice and warm today, We had a fire drill. Tickets for Senior play went on sale today. 16-High School Operetta was a success. 17 Dec. Dec. -Senior class play postponed because of so many other activities. Dec. 20-A popular question: "What do you want for Xmas ?" Dec. 21-Well, it's off again. What? The class play. Dec. 22-Community Xmas Sing. Dec. 23-Hurray! Xmas vacationl. Only one week, though! Dec. 24-We win the Summitville game for our Xmas gift. Dec. Dec. Dec. 25-Saturday-our usual vacation-weekly. 27-No school-hurray! 28-Between 7:00 and 9:45 p. m. some of the most dignified people in school fthe Seniorsj were seen enjoying a "Wild West Show." Some were biting their finger nails, some laughing, and others crying. Dec. 29-Some of the Senior boys planned to go gunning, but that's as far as they got-just plannin' the trip. Dec. 31-Our Editor-in-Chief had a culvert, on the Muncie Pike, talk back to him, so he decided to give it a bump. More expense for Oren 8: Son. Jonesboro handed us the short end of the 32-22 score. fOur time is coming.J Jan. 1-Miss Miitsch, a graduate of last year, is our new office girl, Miss Smith having resigned. Jan. 3-A black pine box makes its appearance on the reference table. Domestic Science pupils begin serving lunches. Jan. 7-Tigers cover themselves with glory in a game with the in- vincible Upland five. Score in our favor. Joe Miitsch seeking a quick way out of school, runs his hand through the front door. Date for Senior class play has been set for Jan. 13. All Seniors are making a big drive to put it over. Jan. 13-Seniors have a parade to advertise class play. Senior class play tonight. Lost, a craw-dad from Biology laboratory. Miss Jacoby thinks it was probably served at the Avalon hotel last week. Jan. 14-Play was reported as being a big success. Everybody carry- ing home some books to prepare for finals. Jan. 17-Final Exams. Jan. 18-Same. 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Jan. 21-End of semester. Cards handed out. Some happy, some sad. Jan. 24-New semester starts with supervised study. Jan. 25-Ronald Bastian and Joseph Morgan enter Senior class. Jan. 26-Senior class president presented to Miss Mildred Jeffrey, a Freshman, the S2 prize for selling the most tickets for Senior class. Jan. 27-Joe Morgan's sideburns disappeared this noon. Jan. 31-Miss Jacoby's arm is out of the sling. One can hardly stand to look toward Senior section, as the reflection from Joeis tie is so dazzling. Feb. 2--Fred, our joke editor, had a joke played on him today. He lost his little moustache at noon. I know now why some of the boys are carrying razors .around with them. They are practicing for the barber business. Feb. 4-We had a real game as we defeated Swayzee. Lost to Wabash on Saturday. Feb. 7-Edith Roberts quit school. Miss her very much. Feb. 8-Each one had to give his opinion on supervised study. Nearly everyone was in favor of it. Feb. 9-Been having a war on note-writing the last few days. The new band is advancing rapidly. You will hear them any time now. Feb. 11-Program was given the last period in memory of Lincoln's birthday. Rev. Hopper gave a talk. Feb. 14-About half of the Senior girls have made an agreement to let their hair grow till commencement time. Wonder why? There is a saying, "A man loves an old-fashioned girl." Feb. 21-Spelling match between Seniors and the eighth grade. Seniors victorious. Feb. 22-George Washington program. Talk by Rev. Drake. Al. Spurgeon fell upstairs and stepped on his nose. Feb. 23-Band makes first appearance. Gas City beats Upland for second time, 46-14. How's that? Feb. 25-Won last basket ball game of the year. Mr. Whitson gave a talk on the history of Grant county. Feb. 28-Tickets are going fast for sectional tournament. Mar. 1-March came in like a lamb-I mean a lion. Wonder why Lillian and Gertrude were late this morning. Sleepy heads? Mar. 3-Mr. Brophy came back from Texas-no, he wasn't on horse- back. Mar. 4-5-Sectional tournament. Gas City makes a good snowing. Won from Van Buren. Mar. 7-Student government discussed and voted upon for Gas City High School. Mar. 9-Senior boys and faculty men have a B. B. game-won. Senior girls battle with the Faculty WOIHSII-WOll. Virginia and Miss Albertson practice jumping at the church in preparation for it. Mar. 10-Seniors won both games. Mar. 11-lnterclass Tournament. Mar. 14-Books given out for High School Play. Mar. 15-Public Speaking pupils give a discussion on Federal Educa- tion. The high school voted that Ed Sprague could bring back the bananas. Mar. 15-Two teams met and counted money for tag day. Senior team won. They are now on a diet so as to be able to eat a lot at the feed. Mar. 17-Many teachers were seen at the Firemen's dance at Riley 0-l----THE EPOCH,1927--i-------o Hall. Feed for girls who won in tag day contest. Mar. 18-Alene couldn't talk. Charles says it's the best thing that ever happened. Senior class meeting. Mar. 21-Lillian got her curls cut off. Everybody rejoiced. Mar. 22-Typing pupils are working hard on speed tests so they may enter contest at Marion. Mar. 23-Future teachers visit and get called down. Mar. 24-Many samples received for uniforms for band. Senior team has honor of picking out the suits for band. Mar. 25-Inez Davies tried to hang herself. Jimmie Wright let it be known that he had legs on HalloWe'en. How queer. We Wonder where they were before then? Mar. 26-Convocation in charge of Junior High. Mar. 28-Seniors autographing each other's memory books. Warned of small pox epidemic. Mar. 29-Alene suffering from the breakfast Gertrude Crouch cooked for her. Mar. 30-Cast for play came to practice at six o'clock this morning. April 1--Alene received a pin from L. C. Smith for typing fifty words a minute. A April 4--Miss Jacoby resigned and Mr. Carmony has taken her place. April 5-Junior class presented with banners for winning Inter-class basket ball tournament. April 6-Inter-class track meet. April 7-Junior class Won in inter-class track meet. April 11-Lenore Braithwaite got her face washed on her way to Commercial Arithmetic class. April 13-Illinois Glass employes presented the band with S250 for uniforms. Big celebration. May 22-Baccalaureate. May 25-Commencement. May 27-Class Day. :oz SALVATION I shot a wad into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not whereg I threw it north but it bounced south Into the eye of Mr. Routh. In the evening when the gong has plunked, We hear the name of each that flunked, And added to this sorrowful list, The bad boys' names are never missed. I knew right well there'd be some pep Because our yell leaders were there. Yep, Both Ed and Dee adorned the list, And Mutt Pratt's name was never missed "Lol and behold! Roast pork," quoth he, And then he read my name with glee. 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' 1:1 , A'-- F314 W gf 'Mi ' 1' na' Q A"' ' 'l' A Xf-,QQQ 24,-V ,rm 0---eirnn EPOCH,1927-------o Mr. Routh-"What was the date of the compromise of 1850, Mar- garet?" Dorothy Ditmei' said that she received plenty of exercise at school running up and down the columns in bookkeeping. Willis Hutchins fto Charles RayJ-"Hey, Charlie, do you want to buy two fifteen-cent tickets?" Charles-"What for ?" Willis-"Thirty cents." Miss Jacoby-"What is worse than finding a worm in an apple ?" John Wagoner-"Eating it." Biddy Groves--"What do yoiiexpect to be after you get out of school?" Mutt Pratt-"At this rate I'll be an old man." Mr. Bailey-"Is there much traffic on Jonesboro's new cement road ?" A Jonesboro Boy-"I should say so. Some days as many as five autos pass in a day." Smith Poor and BLlCklQTDQ7TNg'Q in the boiler room. Buckie, seeing the word "Portable" on a boiler, said: "Does that mean that I could carry that boiler ?" Smith Poor-"Yes, but it would take two Days to carry it." Burma Mule Mike M.-"How came the cornet with that new sound? Never heard it before." Bernice Mc.-"Nothing in the end of it." Al Spurgeon-"Gee, I wish tlgt art teacher would hurry up down here. I'd tell her a mouthful." CAI looks up the end of the sentence and finds the teacher bending over hirn.J 'Tm speechless." Mr. Bailey-"Buster, go into tl? front room and get me a newspaper." Buster-"Oh, no! I'm afraid to go in there." . Mrs. Bailey-"Buster, don't you know that God is in there?" Buster stepped to the door of the dark room and whispered out: "God, will you hand Dad the paper?" Mr. Routh-"In England they called this war the Seven Years' War. What did they call it in America '?" Bill Dailey-"It was called Queen Ann's war." Mr. Routh-"Certainly not, it was called the Seven Years' Yar." Mr. Routh Cin History classl-"What is a party platform ?" Margaret Howard-"What the candidates sit on at election day." Merrill Ricks ftalking over telephone, which was a party line. A woman was heard talkingi-"Will you get off tho line? I'm trying to get Adrianson's residence." Woman-"Thank you, I'm not on the line!" alay Bros. JUST GOOD GROCERS HOME OF GOOD EATS MAIN, NEAR FIRST PHONE 187 GAS CITY TRANSFER COMPANY AUTO ACCESSORIES-GAS AND OIL-SMALL HARDWARE PAINTS AND OILS Agent for "Kamp Cook" Gasoline Stoves Local and Long Distance Hauling W. J. LOWE Phone 81 EAT AT BROWNIE'S RESTAURANT Eventually, Why Not Now? West Main and First Streets Gas City, Ind. "TRADE AT HOME" INDIANA DRY GOODS STORE Ladies' and Child1'en's Ready-to-Wear We Sell for Less because of Low Operating Expense MUNSINGWEAR ONYX HOSIERY THE GAS CITY MERCANTILE HIGH GRADE YARD GOODS AND NOVELTIES RED GOOSE SHOES WARNER'S CORSETS IT PAYS TO LOOK WELL THE HGTEL BARBER SHOP A n'1an's Appearance is his Greatest Asset Hotel Building Gas City John F. Pratt Wm. M. Pratt PRATT BROS. GARAGE REPAIRIN G -STORAGE - ACCESSORIES Battery Service and Repair Day Phone, 66 322 East Main Night Phone, 143 Gas City, Ind. FRED W. TAVENNER, M. D. B. S. CUM LAUDE PHONE 242 DR. EARL KEISER DEN TIST COMPLIMEN TS of ORLAND CUNNINGHAM ASK FOR GAS CITY BREAD E. F. COURTNEY Phone 96 THE GAS CITY GARAGE Silvertown Cord Tires and Tubes STANDARD OIL PRODUCTS Agent for CHEVROLET Motor Cars Accessories CAR WASHING BATTERY CHARGING WHO AIMS AT NOTHING USUALLY HITS TH'E MARK The person Without a financial plan is as unlikely to achieve any financial success, as the person who would start to build a house Without a blue-print or a drawing to go by. Get the savings habit early in life by depositing regularly in a Savings Account. THE GAS CITY STATE BANK WE PAY Am IS THE GOLDEN EAGLE YOUR CLOTHIER? PLEASE PAY THEM A VISIT WHEN YOU WANT A NEW SUIT OR A NICE PAIR OF OXFORDS. Quality and Style Are the Watchwords C Mggififll vubll Coulee! Svedl. huefl rex C500 5022.10 M P Qgmjg'2'I O fill, lvmcllf- l vw 1 FOREWORD We, the Senior Class of nineteen hundred twenty-seven, present this volume of "The Epoch" to represent our high school life in such a Way as to bring us many happy moments. If we have produced a book to which we shall turn back with interest in the future, our purpose has been fulfilled. ROTHINGHOUSE BROS. "THE REXALL DRUGGISTU Ice Cream - Drugs - School Books GARTHWAIT HARDWARE CO. Hardware Merchants ESTABLISHED 1900 GAS CITY, IND. HARTMAN'S RECREATION PARLOR Pocket Billiards Soft Drinks Candies Toloaccos THE OLIVER EXCHANGE COMPANY The Cheapest Place in Grant County to Buy Used Fords, Parts, Accessories New and Used Furniture Opposite Library Main Street Gas City, Ind MOCK'S MARKET Where Quality and Quantity Meet . 125 West Main Street Phone 130 AS LONG AS YOU ARE IN GAS CITY WHY NOT STOP AND HAVE A GOOD CUP OF COFFEE OR A REAL DINNER? "THE MIDGET" A. PAVOT OPPOSITE POSTOFFICE INC. "EVERYTHING FOR THE HOME" SOLMS BROS. Groceries and Meats TWO STORES SOUTH THIRD AND E ilandl- EAST MAIN ST. Third and Main Phone 209 WE WILL MEET YOU AT THE NEWS STAND NEWSPAPERS-MAGAZINES-CONFECTIONS-TOBACCO DANCING "J ESS SELLS FOR LESS" FURNISHINGS - HATS - SHOES TAILORED CLOTHES JESS HONTZ GENE iVIARCHAL'S GROCERY '4In The Same Old Plaoev GENE MARCHAL PHONE 277 SMITH7S CAFE "Where Good Eats Are Served" HoME MADE P1Es A SPECIALTY Corner Third and Main Gas City, Ind. Compliments of GORDON -WAGONER HARDWARE COMPANY HELM 8a COMPANY Quality Meats and Groceries Corner North C and First Phone 252 GAS CITY GRAIN AND FEED CO. W. R. BRooK, Prop. Flour, Ground Feed, Grain and Salt HORSESHOE FERTILIZER Phone 133 North A and Railroad Avenue P. O. NEELY High Grade Coal and Coke Corner North A and Railroad Avenue. Phones 85-J - 85-M L. C. FRANK Funeral Director PHONE 156 JASON OREN 85 SON Quality Groceries and Meats 112 South Third Street Phone 235 JOHN F. LINN LAWYER ABE KENDALL Tinning - Plumbing - Heating Electrical Work Phones 140 and 180 ooIvIPLIMENTs or F. E. HARRIGAN Contractor and Builder GAS CITY, INDIANA --SEE-- BURGOON -FoR-- GROCERIES AND FRESH MEATS Call Phone 164 for Quick Delviery 110 South Third Street Phone 164 W. W. BOWMAN Wall Paper-Paper Hangingslktinting Corner South A and First Gas City, Ind. SHOES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY "Better Shoes for Less Money" TQWIN CITY CUT RATE STORE PATTERSON'S GROCERY Groceries and Meats SOUTH THIRD STREET QUALITY-SERVICE DAVID JONES COAL COMPANY DEALERS IN Blue Diamond Coal South Fourth and Penna. Railroad Phones 221-J and 221-W CROSLEY RADIOS BETTER-COST LESS TWIN CITY GARAGE Willard Batteries Phone 148 R. O. BRIGGS, Prop. DELCO LIGHT PRODUCTS FRIGIDAIRE and ALL KINDS OF ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES O. H. NIEMAN Phone 204 ARCADE THEATRE GAS CITY, INDIANA THE BEST OF PICTURES AT ALL TIMES Good Music D. B. sIMPKINs, P1-Op. Compliments of U. S. GLASS COMPANY Pressed and Blown Glass of all Descriptions L, Q Q S 5 1 53 1 JY' A v c Ly L .1,.: , 1 ,Q .,A. YOUR ANNUAL E IS THE MATERIAL MANL FESTATION OF THE CLOS- ' , gt ING CHAPTER IN YOUR V, GRADUATION LIFE n , Q iz, gil! Both Qpe and pictures shoulcl be r y E.,. 7 , . A A Q A A A Rf 1 L 1 - artistically arrangedg fume engray- lflgi EXtI'8Ol'dll18l'yQ SSFVICE COITI- ' ' - .f R.. iw . -gg .. .-.f - 1- - pletely satisfactory. Y ' "H L Q5 N, L, ' V V FORT WAYNE PERSONAL SERVICE L :QI QR. 14' f A N3 ' 1 is r . 15 A will enable you to achieye exactly Rf- .- these results, economically- I, A Mx " ' T, H ,V'v U Y K V C 42 ' We --T ,I ,A ',,.....lgQ'tf:.A-M15 ..,. -,,, - fm MARK or EXCELLERLE W LY- ,L ,i We FORT WAYNE INDIANA V-XX'-1 Jafar.: AQ I A , .....L, QW! Wayne Engmwng' 590. ,, ' l To Coach Gotschall, who has done so much for the athletic honor of G. C. H. S. and been the comrade and friend of the students through several years, We, the Seniors of 1927, dedicate this Annual as a token of our appreciation. Compliments of ILLINOIS GLASS CO Gas City Plant BOTTLES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION DRUGS SODAS WYAND'S DRUG STORE "The Nyal Druggistn A COMPLETE LINE OF SCHOOL BOOKS AND SUPPLIES CANDIES TOBACCOS HARRIS GARAGE GLOBE RADIOS AND BATTERIES HORSESHOE and FIRESTONE TIRES , Day and Night Service Phone 33 Jonesboro, Ind. ASK YOUR GROCER FOR HUPP'S BREAD CHRIS HUPP JONESBORO PHONE 292 The Teachers College of Indianapolis Founded by Eliza A. Blaker in 1882 A Standard Normal School. Afiliated with Butler University. Accredited by the Indiana State Board of Education TWO AND FOUR YEAR COURSES This college Specializes in Kindergarten, Primary and Intermediate Grade Teaching. Two year special Elementary Courses in Public School Art, Public School Music, Home Economics and Manual Arts. For catalog send to the Registrar TEACHERS COLLEGE OF INDIANAPOLIS 23rd and Alabama Streets Indianapolis, Indiana GAS CITVY LUMBER CO. Lumber and Builders' Supplies Main Street and Pennsylvania Railroad Phone 23 .. THIS IS OUR TRADE MARK THE GAS CITY JOURNAL "Grant County's Greatest Weekly" VAN VALER Sz LEACH, Publishers IOS THE JOURNAL Should be a Weekly Visitor to Every Home ALL THE HOME NEWS IOI COMMERCIAL PRINTERS Best Modern Equipment This Volume of "The Epoch" is a Product of The Journal Printing Department IOS IN OUR NEW BUILDING CORNER FIRST AND MAIN GAS CITY, IND PHONE 24 NNRLER 6: LEM- min 5. LEA , THE MARK OF Goon PRINTING G45 CITY INDINW 54 CITY mm?-UW MILLER LUMBER Sz MANUFACTURING CO. UPLAND, INDIANA Operate the most complete plant in Central Indiana WE OFFER YOU AT ALL TIMES QUALITY-SERVICE-CONSIDERATION The pleasure in the purchase of Quality-Service Materials is remembering back to when you bought. Phone 211 Upland, Indiana Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot? THE ILLIN I DRUG STORE MR. at MRS. MAURICE B. SKELTON 522 East Green Street Champaign, Ill. I. H. ADAMS MORTICIAN CHAPEL SERVICE FREE AMBULAN CE Phone 222-W Jonesboro, Ind. COMPLIMENTS or GAS CITY SCHOOL FACULTY B. J. BROPHY Superintendent of Schools Gas City, Indiana H. L. ROUTH Principal Senior High School New Albany, Indiana L. E. BAILEY Princinal Junior Hi 'h School Q Sheridan, Indiana EARL COY Principal West Ward School 121 South B St., Gas City, Ind. MR. R. CARMONY English and Biology Gas MISS M. JONES History and Math. Jonesboro, MR. L. GOTSCHALL Math., Geoex, Phys. Ed. Gas MISS L. ALBERTSON Latin and Ensrlish Vallonia MRS. BROPHY Grades 2A, 3B, 3A Gas MISS G. WALLING Grades IA. 2B, 2A Gas MISS L. ANDREWS Grades IB, IA Marion MIISS M. STANDIFORD Grades 5A, 6B Manilla MISS H: MCCORMICK Grades 3A. 3B Gas MISS G. KING Grades IB, IA Marion MISS D. JOHNSON Art Indianapolis, MISS R. GUILLIAMS Music Crawfordsville MISS M. RIORDAN - 1 Q 1 City Ind. City Ind. City City Ind. Ind. City Ind. Ind. Ind. Typing, Bookkeeping. Steno. North Vernon, Ind. MISS C. ZELL Dcmestfc Science Kokomo, Ind. MISS O. KERR Math. and Physics Bloomington MISS M. COMPTON Grades 4B, 4A Jonesboro MISS F. LONGFELLOW Grades 5B. 5A Gas City MISS E. HAYWARD Grades 4A, 5B Frankfort, Ind. MISS G. MCVICKER Eng. and Science Upland, Ind. MISS H. OVERMAN Grades 2B, 2A Westfield, Ind. COMPLIMENTS OF ADMINISTRATION OF THE CITY OF GAS CITY EDWARD J. DAY Mayor MRS. TRESSA GROVES Clerk and Treasurer Councilmen-at-Large DAVID W. CRONE WILLIAM B. SULLIVAN Councilmen L. C. FRANK HOWARD WEIGLE HARRY MULLEN REECE LEVVIS JAMES O'BRIEN THOS. McKEE Supt. Water and Light Department GLENN MQGUIRE Supt. Street Department WM. VORIS Chief of Police CHAS. JONES Chief of Fire Department FRANK KEISER Night Policeman WM. OVERLY Health Oflticer BERMAN,S SPORTING GOODS STORE Everything for the Athlete - Fisher - Hunter J TOURIST EQUIPMENT ' 406 S. Adams Street Marion, Indiana MARION TAILORING COMPANY Now Featuring Ready-To-Wear Suits 3818, 952250, 325, 527.50 FOR THE YOUNG MAN MARION BROYLES ELECTRIC CO. Washing Machines and Light Fixtures West Fourth Street Marion, Ind. YOU ARE WELCOMED TO OPEN A CHARGE ACCOUNT At COSTLOW'S 115 West Fourth Street, Marion Clothing For the Entire Family HARRY LONG'S Barber Shop for Boys Beauty Shop for Girls THE LATEST CUTS AND BOBS BY EXPERTS Basement Marion National Bank Building Marion, Ind. JOIN THE SUCCESS CLASS You want to make headwayg you crave the better things of lifeg you desire success. Then, you should make definite preparation that will enable you 10 get started right. If business appeals to you, attend a good business college. For full particulars, see, write, or telephone JAMES T. MAHER, Mgr. MARION BUSINESS COLLEGE FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION PRICEQHUTCI-IINS CO. MARION'S STORE FOR MEN Society Brand Clothes Hickey Freeman Clothes HKNOWING HOW TO DRESS-IS KNOWING WHERE TO BUY" Congratulations TO THE Class of 1927 We trust you will enjoy youi pictures as Well as We have en joyed making them for you. Our Very best Wishes for your future prosperity and happiness The Larrimer Art Shop MARIGN, INDIANA YEAR AFTER YEAR THE Senior Classes A -QF- Gas Cihg High School PURCHASED THEIR Class Jowolrq Q mEUER'S AT MARION

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