George Washington High School - Post Yearbook (Indianapolis, IN)

 - Class of 1931

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ALLEGORY One fine spring morning about four years ago, Mr. Head Gardener stepped out of his office in the School Board. Looking west, he noticed the crowded nurseries and decided that it was time for transplanting, so he set about to choose a site upon which to plant a young tree. After due consideration he selected a spot where a newly transplanted tree might obtain ample light and air, that wide expanse of land just west of Belmont on Washington Street. He gave orders that the hole be dug and that experienced gardeners be chosen. Finally everything was ready and the sturdy sapling, George Washington High School, was planted. It had been given every care as it had grown up in the nearby nursery, and now was ready to begin its upward growth, expanding and developing each part to make itself a tree of which the whole city might be proud. The interested community watched daily while the sap of the school spirit rose, quickening the plant and promoting growth in every part. The feeder roots, the Civic Quest and Latin Club with their educational pro- grams, and the support roots, the Girl Reserves, Camp Fire Girls, and the Hi-Y Club, having outside interests yet supporting the school, set to work to establish themselves firmly in the soil. They grew rapidly, extending far and contributing food for growth. The Student Body making up the trunk, which supports every part from the largest bough to the tiniest twig, branched off into the various depart- ments and organizations of the school. The Usher Club was a unit in itself, yet by ramifications it extended into every other club. As bark, the Surveyor and the Senior Post covered every activity of the growing tree. Many companies of leaves made their appearance. During the course of time, birds came to grace this tree. The Girls' and Boys' Glee Clubs warbled every kind of song, while the modest Doves, the Choir, lent beauty and dignity with their sweet voices. The young Ro- bins, the Junior Orchestra, learned to trill their first notes after hearing their elders, the Senior Orchestra. Along came the wind, as the wind usu- ally does, in the person of the Band, and it, too, played through the leaves and sent joyful music throughout the whole community. After several years, an adventitious bud, the Stamp Club, developed. Inspired by this, the aerial shoot, Aircraft Club, sprang forth. Each year, beautiful blossoms burst forth, the Washingtonians and Minute Men. Throughout the season they developed until the time ap- proached for them to leave their means of sustenance. Out into the world drifted the Graduates, the fruit of this glorious tree which shall ever con- tinue to prosper and send forth fine fruit to make glad the hearts of the gardeners. -Credella Campbell l6l V171 SIIENIMDIIR IIIWIDSIIT llI'LD 5IlI' A PEACEFUL SUNDAY If we could have foreseen the disastrous events of that memorable trip to Brown County, I am sure we would have stayed at home and eaten a peaceful Sunday dinner. As it was, however, our branch of the family tree set forth with light hearts in our noisy and rather dilapidated Junker Straight Eight. All went well until Mother insisted on a safe rate of speed, thirty-five to forty miles an hour. Like most mothers, she is an ardent advocate of moderation in speed, which is rather fortunate for pedestrians. Tut, the above mentioned vehicle, emits somewhat doubtful and peculiar sounds when she speeds over rough roads. These noises might be described as a cross between an erupting volcano and a volley of machine gun bullets. As I look back bitterly on that expedition, I must confess that the scen- ery was all we expected -in the Way of hills. I particularly remember one hill. After a sharp curve, we found ourselves shooting down what seemed a small mountain, at the base of which a cemetery was most appropriate- ly situated. - - It was Mother's idea to spread our lunch just off a little by-road and eat under the quiet and solitude of sheltering trees, or something like that. I don't know how many "by roads" we explored, but I am sure' that many a farmer's quiet and solitude was destroyed by Tut's noisy advent up his privatedrive way. Indeed, I have often noticed the expression of amazement and incredulity written on the faces of the unsuspecting country folk when Tut streams by. Finally, in despair of ever finding the perfect lunching place, we spread our table in what seemed to be a private orchard. We en- joyed the food immensely until Mother became doubtful about the good nature of an approaching farmer who carried a large rifle in arather men- acing position. He didn't even notice us though, and Mother, greatly re- lieved, peppered the radishes with great gusto. After our frugal meal we decided to lounge about and read for a while. This was a most advisable course it developed, for Mary had eaten a quart of beets to get to the pickled egg at the bottom, and, as aresult, did not feel as well as she might. Moreover, she was sulky because she was forbidden to read the fifty-second installment of a love story she had brought. Altogether, we were in a bad humor when we started for home, a con- dition which wasn't improved any when Tut developed carburetor trouble and refused to climb hills. Up to that time, Ihad been very well satisfied, but I bitterly remarked that I didn't mind at all walking from the south- ern part of the state to Indianapolis, but I did resent having to lug a ton of boulders most of the way. You doubtless know the system. One per- son gets out of the car, and places a large rock behind a rear wheel at lContinued on page 10.7 l7l S IIEN lIl1lD IIR IIP4lD XIII llI'LD 5 III A FOREST FIRE . Immediately after our arrival at Lake Sawyer in northern Wisconsin, we unpacked and were just taking an inventory of the cabin when we noticed smoke almost covering the southwestern part of the sky. A forest fire, which supposedly had been put out by the rangers, had been blown into quite a blaze by the strong wind. The campers, rushing from their cottages with all sorts of strange things, jammed them into already overpacked auto- mobiles. Little chipmunks came hurrying from their homes to run down to the edge of the lake. A porcupine came lumbering along, and growling to himself about the queer humans who got everything turned end for end, halted by the water's edge. I don't know whether they put on shows like that for all Hoosiers, but itvcertainly was exciting. Finally, we, too, moved out for we had not the slightest notion of what a forest fire would do. After we had placed the car with our belongings on the road through the cultivated fields, my father and I went back to see how the fire had progressed Without us. It seemed to have done quite well, for the air was full of black eye-stinging smoke. The sun seemed simply an orange,colored disk in the smoke. The whole scene was flooded with fantastic light which made people take absurd, grotesque shapes through our tear-filled eyes. The forest rangers stood along the road with shovels to put out any sparks that might be blown across. One fire fighter had a little hose affair that might have been effective in .putting out ciga- rette lighters but nothing much bigger. Climbing a hill to where I could see the forest fire as a whole, I watch- ed the occasional pines in the .birch forest flare up suddenly in an extraor- dinarily bright mass of flames. The flames gained momentum and swept to the top of the old veteran of the forest. A bird's nest was somehow dislodged and went streaming towards Mother Earth, in a self-made halo, for all the world like a great meteor. Meanwhile the needles on the pine had burned away and the tree now stood naked, its limbs pointing upwards, a ghastly skeleton of its former self. And as far as the eye could see there appeared to be trees with gnarled and leafless branches standing guard over the ashes of departed comrades and relatives. Smoking logs bore mute evidence of the recentness of the disaster. Only people who have lost their all in some bank failure can appreciate how the squirrels felt as they saw their homes, their food supply, and their tree friends burned in a fire caused by human care- lessness. That night we came back to our cottages and smoke-filled rooms. How- ever, even the excitement of the day and the smoke could not keep weary lids apart. Soon everyone slept. - -Stanley Lawton l8l l I SIIENIIDR IIPGDSW IPD 5lII THE OLD CIRCUS GROUNDS Several years ago, a little girl in a starched gingham frock trotted ecstat- ically along with her aunt, en route to the circus grounds. Having reached their destination, they entered a huge white tent, from the top of which ban- ners fluttered gaily in the breeze. Animal trainers were scurrying around and small boys were watering the elephants. A barker, shouting and ges- ticulating wildly, was exhorting the mob to see the big show. However, the side shows were open, and beckoned the eager child to gaze upon theirmyster- ies. The snake charmer attracted her first. How fascinating it was to see the reptile dance to the weird tune of its master's reed. Then she saw the marvelous sword swallower. The way he slipped the gleaming silver down his throat made a chill travel down her spine. After she had watched him eat razor blades and needles for dessert, the small girl's attention was drawn to the skeleton man. All of his vertebrae could easily be counted and even his floating ribs were distinguished without difficulty. Whenever he took a step, his bones clattered. Next, was the tatoo artist, whose body was covered with hieroglyphics. - Whisked along by her aunt, she now entered the main tent. The circus started. Pausing only to buy some peanuts and an ice-cream sandwich, she clambered to a seat near the center ring. The calliope shrieked, as she took her place. Soon a bevy of clowns tumbled about the ring, shouting and shooting. The little girl was so frightened by the noise of the guns that she tried to crawl under the seat. ' The pompous ring master raised his hand, and a hush fell over the assembly. After his announcement was finished, the way was cleared for the stars, the trained seals. The tiny maiden gleefully watched them spin bright balls in the air and heard them sing. When this act became rather monotonous, she looked at another ring, where the trapeze performers were daringly leaping through the air. She gasped with fear as one nearly fell. When the big show was over, and the applause had faded, the people crowded out into the sunlight. Dubiously, the heroine of this tale sought the dimmed interior of a gyp- sy's tent. The Romany seer phrophesied many great events which almost overcame her with awe. The smoke of incense curled silently upward and in the faint glow, the little girl listened to the mystic chant. "It is several years from now. I see a little girl, clad in white broadcloth, walking sedately to a high school on this very spot. Having entered hesi- tatingly, she sees teachers traversing the corridors in a hurried manner. An usher at the auditorium door is urging students to go in there. However, unexplored regions appear more inviting to the girl and her companions. lContinued on page 13.1 l9l S IIEN lll1lD IIR IIPID XIII IlI'LD 5 III A GENTLE LAVATION 'One of the most amusing and diverting sights I have ever witnessed is that of my small brother washing his face before going to school. I say before going to school because he never washes his face in the morning un- less he does have to go. His method requires the least amount of soap and water possible. First, he buttons up his shirt collar. This is done so that, should the wash cloth slip on his neck, it would pass harmlessly over his collar and not Cheaven forbidl get down to restricted territory on his neck. When he is ready to begin the dreadful operation, he handles the soap as if it were dynamite, the water, carbolic acid. Having managed to moisten the wash cloth slightly and get a little soap on it, he screws his face into a knot as he touches it lightly with the cloth. In Washing his eyes, he grimly closes them and, with the cloth on one finger, makes a few gentle strokes. Eyes still closed, he tenderly touches Whathe considers the important points of his countenance-his forehead, nose, chin, and perhaps his cheeks. His ears are included only on special days. When he opens his eyes, they look shadowy like that of the refugee on a "Near East Relief" poster. What the wash cloth didn't get, the towel tries to get, and what it misses, stays for another day. ' I -Rufus Wheeler A PEACEFUL SUNDAY ' lContinued from page 7.1 certain stages of the caris progress up the hill. As I had repeated this operation for what seemed to be several hours, I wanted something to eat and said so. As the others felt the same way, we rummaged through the baskets. Our search was rewarded by finding an- other quart of beets and a few cookies. I took the cookies, and offered Mary the beetsg but, with a scornful look, she turned her back on me. - It was growing dark by then, so I took up my rock and started dogged- ly to work. The next hill wasn't so steep, and Ithought that we must surely be to the paved road. But no such luck. We were confronted by a hill of such appalling height that I felt like giving up. How we got over that, I don't know. It wasn't until after we had nearly backed down over the side ofthe road that we were miraculously saved by a bale of hay that chanced to have been left in the way. Such was our triumphal return to civilization, and I'd just as soon stay there. -Elizabeth Wimer l10l S IIENI IIHDIIR lIl34lDSlll ll'LD ill! l THE NATURE LOVER The Golden Touch no blessing is to him Who loves the broad, expansive green, That 'neath the fragrant Springtime air Lends luster to the scene. Who loves the red soft-petaled rose, The bursting forth of blossom glad. The beauty of the garden close In vernal colors clad. Ge0rge Mock l 11 l l I S IIEN IIIGDIIR IIPHDNIV IIHD ill! LOVE AMONG THE KACHIQUELES On the shores of the beautiful Lake Atitlan lives an almost extinct tribe of Indians, the Kachiqueles. The Kachiqueles boys and girls marry so young that a girl over twenty is considered old. The unmarried girls wear ribbons around their heads to distinguish them from those who are married. This ribbon means as much to them as an engagement ring. When a boy falls in love with a girl, he does not propose, but he takes this ribbon from the girl's head. If he succeeds in removing the ribbon, they are engaged. However, this is not as easy as it may seem, especially when the girl does not like him. To begin with, the boy has to stand for many hours every day close to where the girl lives, and when ever she goes out for groceries or to the fountain or river for water, he follows her. These Indians can run very fast, so as soon as the girl is aware that she is pursued, she runs and he must try to catch her. This will last several days, and both seem to en- joy it very much. Sometimes they call each other names or laugh, at other times, pretending that she dislikes him, the girl throws things at him, or if she is close to the fountain, water. Finally she tires of it and allows him to take the ribbon. In case she does not like him, she buys a new ribbon. Now that they are engaged, the boy must be tested to see if he will be a good husband. He must live with the girl's parents a year and work for them, bringing in the wood and water, building up the fire and helping the girl all he can. When the year is over and the parents of the girl think he is a good worker and will be a good provider, they begin the preparations for the wedding. The wedding day is greatly celebrated. All the relatives and friends of the bride and groom must be present. The bride prepares the big dinner, the favorite dish being the "tayullos" boiled in water. Liquor is drunk by all, but not until the ceremony is over. When everything is ready, they form a line and the bride and groom lead the procession to the church. After the ceremony, all come back to the girl's house. Now the girl must be tested to see if she will be a good wife. Everybody stands around the girl watching her as with her bare hands she takes the "tayullos" from the boil- ing water, and serves them to the guests. While she is doing this she must neither cry out, nor make a face, no matter how much she burns her hands. The guests must know that she is not afraid of work. Now that all the "tay- ullos" are served, the real celebration with its drinking, dancing, singing and even the burning of fire works begins. The music consists of two instru- ments, the "chirimis" Ca wood instrument resembling a piccolol and the "tum" Cdrumsj. The celebration which lasts two or three days, ends with the "midnight son", a dance in which the parents, grandparents, and great- grandparents of the bride and groom take part. -Rosa Montenegro l12l 1 SIIENIIDIIR IIPIDSIII ll'LD ill NNW MY GARDEN My garden gives me greatest joy. Most people think me silly To slave to make the flowers bloom And love the Tiger Lily. My garden cups a wee fish pond. Around it twine marsh marigoldsg Like saffron stars they shine and seem Such happiness to hold. The musky-scented mallow stands Against the fence in deepest shadeg And patches of forget-me-nots Whose memory will never fade. My garden's just a common place. No rarest plants are there. But it is mineg I helped it grow - In strength and beauty through my care. -Corinne Gingery THE OLD CIRCUS GROUNDS lContinued from page 9.1 "For some unknown reason, they wend their way to the biology room. They marvel at the snakes and frogs, the bugs and butterflies. But the little girl is especially fascinated by a reptile coiling his shining scales.- "Suddenly a bell rings, and the students rush pell mell down seemingly unending stairs to the cafeteria. There they pounce on plates, and grab silver- ware. When they reach their tables, they ravenously devour the lunch, in much the same way that the lions consume their daily portion of raw meat. Before the lunch room is vacant again, some of the knives have disappeared. One of the sword-swallower's grandchildren is in the crowd. Another bell rings and the little girl goes to the physiology room. Charts of skeletons are hanging on the walls. After she has thoroughly examined the bones, she de- parts for the gymnasium. Acrobatically-inclined youngsters are jumping over horses and bucks, instead of the bucking broncos their parents were accus- tomed to ride. "Others are playing basketball, while the assembly roots for them. After the game is finished, rings are let down, and the skilled gymnasts perform." Thus the seer spoke. Did she prophesy truly? -Eunice Vestal l13l. ! S IIEN IIIGDIIR IIPQID Slll IIPLD 5 III THE SNOWMAN Once made and placed by careful hands, Out on the snow-covered lawn he stands, And as the sun shines day by day He becomes smaller and smaller and melts away. So it is with us people who may, As We know, have only a limited stay, We should be cheery and smile at our foes, And make the best of all that comes and goes. -Edward Findlay IMPRESSIONS OF A CONCERT AS SEEN FROM THE BALCONY The orchestra quickens and moves, The colossal audience lulls Like a flock of murmuring doves. A whispering of strings, It begins! First the overture starts As the curtain quivers and parts On the dwarfed figure of a man, As he stands, Violin in hand, Ready to voyage to the land Of the most perfect of beauty. The house is tense, The quiet dense, When, lo! Pouring out and up From above and below Come the notes, like drops of April rain, The silvery chords echo, are gone-to return again, And We hear the wind complain In the pineg The bird on the vine Pours forth his song soft and flutey. The instrument sobs and croons And howls, like the dog at the moon. The Artist swaysg His bow bends and frays As higher and higher the swell Of tone, like the song of a bell Pours forth in the darkened room To be lost in the gloom. 'Tis the end. Then a pause- A burst of applause- A tribute to the master of beauty. -Mary Ann Duke l 14 l I S IIENIINDIIR IIPGD Slll IlI'D 5 III CAUGHT IN THE ACT Just as the hands of the hall clock stood at the hour of midnight, a key turned silently in the lock, and a heavy door was slowly pushed open. Into the dark of the hall slipped a man. With quick, noisless, steps he passed through the darkened rooms until he came to one farthest to the rear. En- tering, he firmly but quietly closed the door behind him. He groped over the walls for a button, and finding it, snapped on the lights. After a hurried glance around the room, he pulled the blinds, and cross- ing swiftly to the far side of the room, swung open the massive door of a cabinet standing against the wall. Into its interior he thrust a hand. An ex- pression of disappointment crossed his countanence. At that moment a dull thud broke the silence as if some heavy body had fallen to the floor. As he slowly withdrew his hand, he discovered that his fingers were stain- ed with red. Shifting his glance from his hand to the floor of the cabinet, his startled eyes beheld the source of the red stain. A silent form lay there. A slowly increasing pool of red gathered about it. The man strove to turn his eyes from the sight. Suddenly he jumped up from his crouching position in front of the cabinet, as a woman arrayed in white entered the room. Slowly the woman spoke, "John, what are you doing in the refrigera- tor at this time of night, and how in the world did that bottle of catsup get upset?" 4 f X -"5 F 7,9 if 4 j p --Shirrell Richey , i,wLl1HQULfQ, 1 l,,, , r LO T5 He rushed madly back and forth cross th room, pulling first this drawer out and then that one, throwing ents to the floor. Where could it be? He wrung his hands nervously, perspiraton covered his face. He looked wildy under the table and then turned despairingly away. How could he be so careless! He knew that he would be held responsible. He sank down into a chair only to spring up the next moment with a smile on his face. Ha! He would fool them, at last he remembered. Hurriedly he dashed into the next room and looked on a shelf. There it was! He seized the elusive brush and began brushing the small particles of steel wool which had clung to his R. O. T. C. belt when he had been polishing the metal on it. l15l X SIlENlII1IDIIRIIP4DSlIl Illlllilllln N CLASS HISTORY Our first year in High School was entirely different from that of any other class in the school's history. Everyone, teacher and student alike, was a freshman. Even the upper classmen blundered into the wrong rooms or were likely to forget the location of the gym. We were the only real Washingtonians enrolled. The class of '31 had no interest in any school colors but purple and white, in any school song but "We're Loyal to You, Washing- ton", in any football team but the Continentals. The upper classmen, however, had had connections with Manual, Shortridge, or Tech. Instead of choosing our organizations, we of '31 helped to create them. In place of being asked to join the Civic Quest or Science Club we aided in writing their constitutions and shaping their programs. Our first year passed uneventfully, as freshman years are wont to do, but in the soph- omore year, six members of our class, Raymond Martin, Edward Hubbard, Harry Sanders, Garland Burris, Worth Pullen, and Emil Unser, were on the football team, and one of them, Emil Unser, was givena Purdue Alumni Award. Marion Ratcliff received her seventh John Herron Art Institute Scholarship. - - During the winter both boys and girls of our class played basketball. Of the girls, Hazel Jones, Louise Kauffman, Mary Moorman, Ernestine Neal, Helen Peters, and Neva Wright won awards. Marcella Beaman, Shirrell Richey, Maxine Hart, Eunice Vestal, Helen Kunkel, Karl Stevens, Mary Rocap, Elizabeth Wimer, and Doris Poteet Wereon the Surveyor staff. In the spring, Marshall Smith won third prize in his division in the State Latin Con- test, while Virginia Miller won the discussion contest held at school. On Honor Day,the class '31 was well represented. We had the following honor roll pupils: Ray Allen, Corinne Gingery, Irene Gross, Nell Hollingsworth, Robert Jacobs, Helen Kunkel, Jack Loudermilk, Hazel Jones, Bernice McPeek, Helen Marolt, Muriel Melvin, Ralph Mid- daugh, Virginia Miller, Lillian Montenegro, Emma Perkins, Marshall Smith, Doris Poteet, Emil Unser, Elizabeth Wimer, and Anna Wolf. As a special honor, Emil Unser, who with Garland Burris had received a block "W", was given a placque by the George Washington Club for being the most valuable man on the football team. Then came our Junior year. Time passed quickly. Well represented on the football team by Ralph Middaugh, Harry Oliver, Herbert Land, Raymond Martin, Worth Pullen, Emil Unser, Frank Luzar, Garland Burris, Ishmael Lawlis, and 'Norman Parnell, we followed the schedule with great interest. We considered it a great honor to have one of the players, Emil Unser, as captain. At the State Fair, Washington won first prize for her art exhibition which John Blankenship, Carl Yorger, Emil Unser, Doris Poteet, and Marion Ratcliff had helped to prepare. Hazel Jones and Marion Ratcliff were awarded scholarships to the John Herron Art Institute. Muriel Melvin and Virginia Miller were elected R. O. T. C. sponsors. Karl Stevens, Harry Sanders, Shirrell Richey, Lawrence Leonard, and Donald Baldwin received commissions while, Clarence Neilson was chosen drum major. In the play given to mark the school's second birthday, Edward Hubbard, Louis Fullen, and Ray Allen, had leading roles. Marcella Beaman, Helen Kunkel, and Marshall Smith, were on the Sur- veyor staff. At Thanksgiving time, as Juniors, we sponsored a campaign for baskets for needy families. We also shared in the, basketball honors and supported our classmates, John Blankenship, Harry Sanders, Clarence Hogue, Harry Lewis, and Worth Pullen, loyal- ly. 'In the state Latin contest, Marshall Smith and Virginia Miller received first prizes. We starred in athletics, having Harry Lewis, John Blankenship, Garland Burris, Worth Pullen, Raymond Martin, Ralph Middaugh, Ishmael Lawlis,and Herbert Land on the baseball team, and Anthony Smith, Casper Cox, John Turk, John Erlick, Loren Duif, Frank Luzar, Paul Fischer, and Emil Unser in track. On honor day, Lawrence Leonard was awarded a medal for being the best cadet in the military department, while Marshall Smith and Virginia fContinued on page 42.7 l16l 71 ,V fx' 1 I at '...,1y --If f-W.. I 1 , . 44 i -3, wi - q-..-- ',:l?f'r-iT Mignon n. S IENI Il -ID III? S G 415 f. fa - y L x M kfgifbcfif-f""N . K' I ,I - - . f ,ff '1 18 -N Mildred Adams: Prospective book- keeper Dorothy Alexander: German shark Ray Allen: Einstein the second Lola Angrick: Quiet as a mouse Thelma Baldwin: Busy bookeeper Marcella Beaman: Ardent motorist Eugene Benson: Practical joker Dean Berry: Master of ceremonies .M'!! , ff ' D V '. f , wp, Evelyli Niliibfeigngersv Frank Eloemer: Piccolo Pete Grace Bobbit: Graceful dancer Rosa Bower: Appropriately named Garland Burris: Professor Happiness ""' ,I A v 'H f A I, ,1 ,- A4072 Lf, ,- iBesgi,e!Bu'a'h4-:rg Fumrsiidagogfe Evelyn Calbert: Modest mermaid Credella Campbell: Would-be aviatrix Pauline Clark: Vaudeville pianist Irene Claus: Sunshine girl Lillian Coughlin: Partial to pretty clothes George Craig: Another drummer Eurgil Crawford: Hits the low notes Mildred Crawshaw: Speedy typist Gordon Curtis: Plays two to your one Eleanor Davis: Stall' typist Harry Dobbs: Professional dreimer Kathleen Drake: Some swimmer Loren Duff: Professor Duff Florence Dunbar: Kindliness is never lost ,I L, x K . fx. 1' -, ll' 1 in 19 ,D A 1.1.1, uf' I I l,wTf,Jqr. I is f f-ffm-:L X x 7 lk-I x Q XXL, ii ,, -5 YL I M Mary Engle: Dependable librarian Violet Faris: Good combination- Violet and Rosa John Fidger: Wrecked or Wreckless Ruth Fitzwater: Knows her history! Paul Fischer: Smile awhile! Dorothy Fort: I. Capriciousv chef L14-J , Z4 ,fh- Lloyd Fort olfefz Friendly friend Lester Freeman: Wizard in Math Walter Fries: "Hollywood, here I come!" Louis Fullenz Patrick Henry Corinne Gingery: Stillwater runs deep Margaret Goodlet: Likes to teach small children Irene Goss: 4-H Club winner Kenneth Green: How do you spell it? Ellen Grenard: Politeness personified Robert Grieve: Didn't like Latin X Charles Heagy: After that elusivfp stamp f. Margaret Henderson: Soprano soloist Edith Herreman: Personality plus Iris Hines: Would follow Halliburton Clarence Hogue: A riddle of riddles Nell Hollingsworth: Washingtonians' president Catherine Hoover: Friendly to every- one Ralph Howell: Business manager Irene Gross: Loves t0 carry books Denver Harding: Chicle consumer Maxine Hart: Popular pianist l r Georgia Hay: Good pal M I ui K il f N X lx' 21 1 V Edward Hubbard: Dreadful headsman Mildred Jacobs: Voracious reader Robert Jacobs: Big business man Dorothy Johnson: W a n t s t 0 be a globe-trotter Hazel Jones: Our athletic photo- grapher Helen Jones: Likes commercial work Margaret Joslin: Wants to be a Latin teacher Berthold Kampovsky: Has a nice smile Louise Kauffman: Business woman Helen Kemp: Bashful and timid Marguerite K rsey: Clever seamstress Robert Ke sein Silent Bob Samuel eziner: Stalwart swimmer n , rbert nd: 6dg'ds the captain ,. 63' 'Hdnsingz Probable printer i gi 'a Lascu: Her own chauffeur Ishmael Lawlisx Third all state foot- ball team I Francis Lee: Where is she? Joseph Lee: Charlie Chaplin 2nd , Lawrence Leonard: Geometryshark Geneva Ixwis: The girl with the long eye-lashes Harry Lewis: Better known as Toughy Naomi Liles: Capable and industrious Jack Loudermilk: A future M. D. Frank Luzar: Captained c h a m p i o n football team Helen Marolt: Quiet but witty Willard Marsh: Silence is golden Raymond Martin: "Tuck" from Ken- tucky f"" ,J an K JJ AN, KR ., , , .-'I L X mf 1 y N D' . ,X , V Xa ., . . 5 W fl J VJ! 1" 1' ef' ffqfgvcgfz v x Q if x.-l ,H L' ,,. -4 1 I fl ,I Ma' V, Y! I V. , 4 Q C f f J f 1 , 1lf"f?'.J ixxjli f jx f f 2 l vnu, I Xl ,J Lx! U X 22 ,Vi fl LaFern Mathis: From New Augusta Harold McHenry: Dons plus-fours Gladys McMann: Ano9er nurse Bernice McPeek: careful thinker Maxine McPeek: Versatile violinist Muriel Melvin: Dr. Melvin-maybe Ralph Middaugh: Fond of sports Margaret Miles: Persistent pianist Bernice Miller: Concert pianist to be Virginia Miller: The "Major" Lillian Montenegro: From "Far Away" Mary Moorm an: Talkative?-no t mumlful, W Esther Morga: Her ' a s for her Marguerite Myers: Vivacious secre- tary Daisy Munday: Efficient and skillful Ernestine Neal: Gyraring gymnast Jesse Neill: Expert typist Mabel Nicholson: Practical joker Sarah Neuhaus: Another swimmer Clarence Neilson: Drum major Paul Off: Oif again, on againf Harry Oliver: Huck, hi gh-p wered salesman Paul Oliver: Beau Brummel Richard O'Neil: Big business .X A Q? l , il N'orrnanilParnell: Sure and steady Emma Perkins: Commercial artist Helen Peters: Athletically inclined Donald Pittman: Serious and sensi- ble Henrietta Poland: "The Old Fashion- ed Girl" Doris Poteet: Ambitious artist Gordon Powell: Tinkers with autos Evelyn Quire: Intends to be a nurse Velda Raikes: Mischievous maiden James Rankin: ,Papa Peppercorn . 1 V I 1 fe ff V .. Marion Ratcl :"StaH' artist ' ' Shirrell Richey: Captain R. O. T. C. f. Mari6n"Rjgdql:, ,GfigglesLliot1ii1i'ch Phyllis Robertson: Has natural curls Mary Rocap: Athletically inclined Ronald Rogers: Quiet till he begins virginia Roth: Brought in the ali. John Royster: Strong on school spirit Mary Rushton: Demure damsel 1 " Horace Schorling: Forgot to . stop growing Mildred Schuch: News distributer Dorothy S c h w a b : Washingtonians' secretary Nellie Schmitz Future promotor of orchestras Erwin Scott: The bachelor Woodrow Shackleford: Likes electiortqg Evelyn Shroyer: Character imperson- ator R f Roy Simmons: Saxaphone player Katherine Sinclair: Always in a hurry Adelaide Snith: Charming and gra- cious Anthony Smith: Loquacious Bonnie Smith: Slender but not slighted Eugene Smith: Original trumpet player 23 .ff-Qfz, X. .X- V? E 1 OWN -fl" "'1 :Mr-.fvl X . g x 4 1 X ,Ai-T" , .fuf f "5f'?' -r V' 'fr ,, IAN ! gd Q! f . .f . 1 . . Y , fn L ll!!! 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Military Training: The Military Companies, whose sponsors this year were: Edythe Flack, Virginia Miller, Marguerite Halbing, Fleeta Edwards, and Muriel Melvin, have been outstanding in the school life.The unit, com- manded by Cadet Major Sanders, joined the parade with other high schools on Armistice Day and marched on the Circle to boost the Benefit game at Thanksgiving. The boys presented the Minstrel and turned out for the An- nual Inspection in the spring. The Honor Company was composed of mem- bers of the various Companies who were highest in scholastic and military standing. Boys' and Girls' Glee Clubs: The Boys? and Girls' Glee Clubs sang at various churches and clubs during the year, for the all-city Parent- Teachers' meeting at Washington High School, and in our Christmas Program. Junior and Senior Orchestra: The orchestra presented a musical program at a luncheon of the Caravan Club, and played for the Minstrel, Gym Exhibition, and Senior Play. Members of the Junior Orchestra are getting ready to take the places of the Senior members. Civic Quest: The Civic Quest, initiated and sponsored by Mrs.Schakel, has had a varied program this year. During the fall semester, the program was based upon current events reports, during the spring semester, citizen- ship. The group has studied World scientists, authors, politicians, and those whose lives exemplify citizenship. As outside activities they visited the General Assembly and at Christmas gave two baskets of food for a needy family. In April, the club presented to the school two beautiful pictures of Lincoln and Roosevelt. Oflicers' Club: The Officers' Club, president, Lawrence Leonard, took charge of the Armistice Day services at the Seventh Christian Church and aided in the Minstrel put on by the Military department. Minute Men: During the last year the Minute Men have strongly sup- ported Athletics. They sponsored the Senior-Faculty game and banqueted the football and basketball teams at the end of each season, Shortridge's team being entertained at the basketball banquet. The Junior Minute Men have been organized in readiness for next year. Latin Club: Sodalitas Latina, open to students in advanced Latin classes and sponsored by teachers of that department, held regular month- ly meetings and gave a party each semester. Two members, Edith Gingery l3i2l l I SIIENIMDIIR IIPGDNIV IMD ill! ACTIVITIES and Virginia Miller entered the Caesar division of the state Latin Contest. Edith tied for first honors in the District Contest and so competed in the finals. Hi-Y Club: The Washington Hi-Y Club represents a relationship be- tween the high school and the Y. M. C. A. With Allan Harlan as president, the club sponsored a motion picture and lecture on the American eagle given by C. M. Shipman. The proceeds were used to purchase liquid soap dispensers. Usher Club: The Usher Club, the largest club of the school, has 150 members who give their service to the school by ushering one period of every day. The Hospitality Committee, composed of the seven highest in scholar- ship, helps orient new pupils. Aircraft Club: The Aircraft Club, organized this year, has four ranks of members: Grease Monkey, Cadet, Pilot, and Ace. The Club has made models and flown them under the leadership of the president, William Kuntz. The Camp-Fire Girls: Aktatci, Washington's Camp-Fire Girls group, although not yet having a teacher sponsor, are organized and progressing under the leadership of the president, Credella Campbell, assisted by Misses Helen Nichols and Ethel Miller of the Camp-Fire Headquarters. Girl Reserves: Having begun their activities this year by sponsoring an interesting convocation for the school, the Girl Reserves have studied the child labor laws and women in industry, helped a needy family at Christ- mas, given Mrs. Gaul, a member of the Girl Reserves committee of the Y. W. C. A., a Girl Reserve ring, and entertained their Senior girl members at a farewell party. Washingtonians: With Eunice Vestal as president during the first semester, and Nell Hollingsworth, the second, the Senior girls had a busy year. The Parasol Parade was one of the events at the dedication of the new athletic field. The Freshman girls were entertained at the Hallowe'en party. Following the Christmas tree project, the girls sponsored the Doll Contest. Speakers during the year were: Miss Winifred Sink from the Riley Hospital: Miss Ruth Stone, who talked on Oberammergaug Mrs. Margaret Weymouth Jackson, the well known author, and Miss Anna Hasselman, curator of the museum of the Herron Art Institute. The senior girls met their second semester little sisters at the Valentine party, sponsored the Mother's Day Convention program, and gave the annual Mother-Daughter reception. Stamp Club: The Stamp Club of Washington High School, Mr. Nicely as sponsor, Lawrence King. president: and Florence Allen, secretary: was organized to bring together the stamp collectors of our school. An inter- esting talk and display of stamps was given by Warren McDermed of Tech- nical High School. l33l I S IIENJ IIIGDIIR IIPQID Slll IIl'D 5 III CONVOCATIONS An interesting lecture, tracing the history of art from the early Egyp- tian tomb decorations to the modern paintings of American artists, was given to a part of the student body by Miss Anne Hasselman, curator of John Herron Art Institute. Miss Winifred Sink, a nurse at the Riley hospital, talked on "Hospital Service" before the Washingtonians. She exhibited a1'ticles made by the patients of the Occupational Therapy department. On November 18, the student body enjoyed a program of classical music presented by the Saxaphone Sextette from the Chicago Tribune. The organization proved that the Saxaphone can produce classical music and is not merely a jazz instrument. For the Mother's Day program sponsored by the Washingtonians, Dr. Good, President of Indiana Central College gave the address. Miss Virginia Aeppli sang, accompanied by Maurice Shadley, both of Indiana Central. A number by the Freshman Girls, Chorus and selections by Margaret Hender- son and Kathryn McMullen concluded the program. - Miss Anne Raymond, field representative of the Cleanliness Institute, who spoke to the Washington students, kept the audience convulsed with laughter during her entire speech. 1 Miss Ruth Stone of Technical High School spoke to the Washingtonians, January 8, concerning her trip to Oberammergau, where she witnessed the staging of the Passion Play. She illustrated her lecture with slides ofscenes from the production. ' Although the struggle to become a sucessful novelist is long and hard, there are many ways in which writers are compensated for their labor. Such was the view expressed by Margaret Weymouth Jackson during a discussion which she conducted with a group of senior girls. ' Mrs. Mercer, a teacher from Ben Davis High School, addressed the Latin Club on the Virgilian Cruise. Mr. O'Hara, composer of K' K ' Katy, a war song, entertained Wash- ington pupils. Two South American boys, Rengel from Bolivia, and Alifiro from Ecua- dor, talked to the Spanish classes about the customs of their respective countries. Mr. Bock acted as interpreter when their Spanish became too difficult for the classes to understand. Miss Dorsey announced the program presented by the faculty. Mr. Campbell gave a piano selection, Mr. Stacy, and Miss Marten sang solos,Mr. Van Dorn strummed the guitar for his vocal solo and Mr. Bogue gave a humorous reading. In January, Mr. Milo H. Stewart, assistant superintendent of schools, addressed the student body. He reminded us that our records remained behind us at school, even though we might forget them in our business world. He also said that we were like trees in a forest. As long as we com- peted with each other we would grow into valuable timber as 'trees do. 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N l361 37 I SllElKIlll1lDlllR llP4IDSlll ll'LD ill Football: Washington has always made a good record in football, but this year the Continentals covered themselves with glory when they won the School Board cup. Of the nine games played during the season, they won seven, having been defeated in one and tying the other. The Manual game, an overwhelming victory for us, the first ofthe city series, was played at the dedication of our new athletic field. Shortridge was a trifle harder to combat, but Washington pulled through with a score of 12-7. We wrecked Technical's chances for the championship when we de- feated them 14-0. T Of the forty-eight boys who signed up for football, nineteen received letters: Baumback, 'kBloemer, Carlstead, Dunbar, Eastwood, Haus, Hedge, 3"Land, iLawlis, "'Lewis, Long, lLuzar, McTarsney, iParnell, XPullen "'San- ders, ,'Unser, 'fWade, and Warren. Those chosen for the all-city team were Bloemer, Lawlis, Luzar, Pullen. X Seniors. Basketball: The 1930-31 Varsity did not prove as successful as the foot- ball team. Due to several handicaps, the Continentals won only four games. Many of the others, however, were very close. There were a number of underclassmen who will form the nucleus of a strong team next year. From these boys, together with those who were on the B team, which won fifteen tilts out of twenty, we may expect some fine playing. The following boys played on the varsity team: 'fBlankenship, Bright, Foudra.y, "'Hogue, Hedge, iLewis, xPullen, 'fSanders. Track: The boys' track team had a fine turnout at the first meet. Twenty-nine competed actively, out of the many who signed up. Seven meets were scheduled for the season, besides the sectional and the Green, castle relays. The track squad was composed of the following boys: Akins, Bean, Benson, Cassell, Cherry, Cox, Dove, Duff, Erlick, Foudray, Harden, Kemp,Lemen,Long,Mears, Mills, Minor, Otto, Pryor, Sartar, Smith, Stanich, Thompson, Totten, Turk, Unser, Wade, Warren, Yovanovich. The following boys made up the Top Ten of the track squad: Cox, Duff, Foudray, Harden, Lemen, Long, Minor, Smith, Turk, Unser . Girls' Basketball: The girls' basketball team won two games out of the six played this season. They gained experience and a great deal of pleas- ure from their trips to other schools. Girls' Hockey: Nearly a score of girls went out for hockey, but only one game was played. This was lost by one point to Shol tridge on their field. The Washington team enjoyed the visit to Shortridge very much, and hope to have more games next year. l38l X ASIIENIINDIIR IlP4D8lll IIl'l95lII Baseball: The baseball team got off to a flying start, without losing the first five games. They had fine weather for playing, and for good, long practices. Although a few Seniors will be lost through graduation, the team has a splendid group of experienced players for the next season. Howard, tl1e new pitcher, developed this year, gives promise of strength for -next year's team. The scores were run up by the following boys: Baumback, Blanken- ship, Bloemer, Bright, Georgeff, Greeley, Hodges, Howard, Land, Lawlis, Lewis, Martin, Middaugh, Pullen. SCORES FOOTBALL TRACK Wash. Opp. Wash. Opp. Sept. 13 Southport 13 0 Mar. 27 Southport 82 17 Sept. 19 Cathedral 0 6 April 3 Sheridan 81 18 Sept. 26 Kirkland 27 6 April 10 Shortridge, Oct. 3 Manual 27 0 Bloomington 4434 21 Oct. 10 Rensselaer Canc'l'd April 15 Practice Meet Oct. 18 Bloom'ton 6 6 Ben Davis, Beech Grove Oct' 24 Shortridge 12 7 April 17 Gerstmeyer Oct. 31 BroadRpl. 41 0 April 24 Shortridge, Green- Nov. 7 Sheridan 14 12 field, Manual 425 412 92 5 Nov. 14 - Technical 14 0 April 25 Greencastle Relays May 1 Richmond 64 35 BASKETBALL May 8 Noblesville, Craw- Wash. Opp- fordsville Dec. 5 Plainfield 22 30 May 16 Sectional Dec. 6 Bainbridge 15 28 Dec. 12 Mooresville 17 28 Dec.13 Danville 21 27 BASEBALL Dec.19 Ben Davis 30 39 Wash. Opp. Jan. 2 Bloom'gton 28 39 April 7 Park School 6 6 Jan. 3 Lawrence 11 12 April 10 Southport 7 0 Jan. 9 Beech Grove 23 26 April 14 Masonic H. 7 3 Jan. 10 Southport 22 21 April 16 Ben Davis Rain Jan. 16 Roachdale 38 25 April 21 Manual Rain Jan. 17 Noblesv'le 21 25 April 24 Richmond 5 3 Jan. 23-24 City Tourney April 28 Cathedral 7 8 Broad Ripple 15 17 May 1 Danville 7 4 Jan. 30 Zionsville 20 22 May 5 Park School Jan. 31 Greenwood 25 20 May 8 Seymour . Feb. 6 Brownsburg 25 48 May 12 Shelbyville Feb. 7 Manual 23 25 May 15 Masonic Home Feb. 13 Mt. Comfort 27 38 May 22 Richmond Feb. 14 Spencer 18 11 May 26 Technical Feb. 20 Cathedral 19 29 May 29 Jelf. Lafayette Feb. 21 Garfield 22 16 June 2 Open Feb. 27 Shortridge 18 33 June 5 Cathedral l SIIENIINDIIR IIPGIDNIV IIPD ill! , C+ THE FRENCH DOLL The Christmas production this year was a musical drama. The opening scene took place in the Mulvaney kitchen. The washerwoman, Dorothy Teepe, and her six children, Jackson Livingston, Mildred Morrow, Lowell Seaton, Virginia Tapp, La Dana Thompson, and Frank Zakrasek, led a very drab existence until the two neighbor children Josephine Halbing and Karl Stevens, moved next door. The mother of these two had to go to the hospital, so they came to live with the Mulvaney's. Christmas did not seem a very bright outlook to them. 'li The climax came when the children attended a Christmas Eve service at a wealthy church. The Freshm n Chorus took the part of congregation, the choir gave the processiona ' e Glee Clubs were singing actors. This part of the play was cleverly combined with some fine singing. Of course, there was a happy ending with a serio-comic twist to the church scene. l40l S IIEN IIIGDIIR IIPGD Sllf llI'lD 5 III JUNIOR-SENIOR VAUDEVILLE Dancing, music, drama, and comedy were all combined in the presen- tation of the Junior-Senior Vaudeville. Grim tragedy stalked in the "Word- less Romance" which depicted the hopeless love that Dido lavished upon Aeneas. Relief from the seriousness of this touching episode was supplied by the clowning of the official jesters of the show, Harry Oliver and James Doneifg The Wishy-Washy Washingtons provided musical comedy, singing and dancing their way through a schoolroom scene, portraying the behavior of students during the absence of the teacher. Dramatic interest was cen- tered on the play, "The Medicine Shown, which pictured the laziness of two typical small town loafers and a shiftless country doctor. A special added attraction featured Madame Gargilis, mind-reader, who answered many questions for members of the audience, concerning their personal problems. A band of gypsy fortune-tellers, imported for the occasion, prophesied con- cerning the whereabouts, after a period of ten years, of certain members of the Class of '31, "Rhyme and Rhythm," a number featuring the chorines of the school, rounded out the program. Music was furnished by the or- chestra and the Dark Town Strutters. l41l A' SIIENIINDIIR IIPGDSII Ill" 5iIII, CLASS HISTORY fContinued from page 261 Miller were presented with placques for distinguished scholarship. On the honor roll the class of 731 was represented by Dorthy Alexander, Ray Allen, Credella Campbell, Ruth Fitz- water, Corinne Gingery, Irene Gross, Nell Hollingsworth, Robert Jacobs, Lawrence Leonard, Muriel Melvin, Virginia Miller, George Mock, Lillian Montenegro, Doris Poteet, Virginia Roth, Marshall Smith, Emil Unser, Eunice Vestal, and Anna Wolf. Thirteen boys, Frank Bloemer, Garland Burris, Frank Luzar, Ralph Middaugh, Worth Pullen, Emil Unser, John Blankenship, Ishmael Lawlis, Harry Lewi , Raymond Martin, Anthony Smith, Casper Cox, and Loren Duff were given block "W's". Finally that long summer vacation ,came to an end, we were Seniors. We suddenly be- came distinguished personages, at least in our own minds, privileged to wear Minute Men and Washingtonians pins. In the girlsfclub, Eunice Vestal was elected president, Gladys McMann, vice-president, Helen Kunkel, secretary, and Ruby,Brown, treasurer. The Minute Men chose Marshall Smith,president, Lawrence Leonard, vice-president, Robert Jacobs, secretary, and Emil Unser, treasurer. The first event of real importance, at least for the girls, was the Parasol Parade,which preceded the dedication ofthe football field. Virginia Lascu was awarded the prize for the most cleverly decorated parasol, Virginia Miller, for the most artistic, while Pauline Clark and Corinne Gingery received honorable mention. Then came the freshman party when each Washingtonian assuming all her senior dignity, showed these newcomers the proper way for a high school girl to behave. All this time we were fretting because we were still in our original session rooms. Finally, however, Senior Roll Room for '31 was or- ganized. How proud we felt to saunter into 219 every day and nonchalantly take our seats wearing our ,class colors, nile green and silver. At the election of class officers we went anti- suffragist, and elected all boy officers. Emil Unser, was elected president, Harry Sanders, vice-pre ident, Worth Pullen, secretary, Donald Baldwin, treasurer, and Casper Cox, ser- geant-at-arms. Under the leadership of Captain Luzar, and with the help of other veteran seniors, including Frank Bloemer, Worth Pullen, Ishmael Lawlis, Harry Lewis, Harry Oliver, Nor- man Parnell, and Emil Unser, as well as underclassmen, Washington was awarded the City Football' Championship. In addition to this, Frank Bloemer, Worth Pullen, Frank Luzar, and Ishmael Lawlis, were given Purdue AlumniAwards. Robert Jacobs was chosen student manager for the athletic department, and Louis Fullen was selected as one of our yell leaders. Soon after the close of the football season, the senior jewelry arrived and we went, around with our chests swelled out, or our hands extended so that all might see and ad' mire. At Christmas time, the Washingtonians sponsored the annual Doll Contest. Of the two hundred dolls donated, Virginia Roth solicited forty. Soon after the first of the year, we had our Senior party, given in the school gym. John Blankenship, Harry Lewis, Clarence Hogue, Worth Pullen, and Harry Sanders were outstanding in the boys' basketball, while Hazel Jones, Catherine Hoover, and Helen Peters did splendid work on the girls' team. Virginia Roth, Florence Dunbar, and Credella Campbell were on the Surveyor staff. At midyear the Class of '31 elected Harry Sanders, president, Worth Pullen,vice-pres- ident, Helen Kunkel, secretary, George Mock, treasurer, and John Blankenship, sergeant- at-arms. The Washingtonians' new president was Nell Hollingsworth, vice-president, Pauline Townsend, secretary, Dorothy Schwab, and treasurer, Marguerite Kersey. Ray Allen headed the Minute Men, Casper Cox was selected for vice-president, Shirrell Richey, secre- tary, and Karl Stevens, treasurer. This last organization put on the annual Senior-Faculty fContinued on page 43.3 l42l ' SIIENII IlRIIP4DSlIf H'LD5lIIk N WHEN OUR PARENTS WERE YOUNG What our parents did when they were young has always been some- what of a mystery to me. It seems that whenever we wish to do anything we are always met with the same remark, "I would never have thought of doing that when I was young," or, "My parents would never have allowed such a thing". No doubt their parents told them how goopl they were as children. When we try to slight some task we're alwaysltold how prompt they were to do their work. Fromfthese we must concludedalat our par- ents were the most well-behaved children possible and that they were nev- er allowed to do anything Cwe would like to doj. Probably they would often worry about what they would do with their wings. It is a different story, though, when we listen to a group of men talking. It is interesting to hear of the tricks they played to get out of some slight task, or how they would often come sneaking in late at night from a meeting of the neighborhood gang. Perhaps you have listened to your grandfather tell stories of his childhood. It's quite different from what our parents relate. I read an article recently by a well known newspaper writer. He told of how all the boys would gather at the old covered bridge Cwhat neighbor- hood didn't have one then?D to watch the young men, out showing their "best" girls good times in a buggy, drive through. It seemed that a young man would drive for five miles just to go through it with his companion. I don't know what the attraction of these bridges was, the writer didn't say, but it tells a somewhat different story from that our parents told us. I have come to the conclusion that we know and will know only what our parents wish us to know of what they did when they were young. -Baird Wilson CLASS HISTORY CContinued from page 42.3 basketball game, at which time the '31's fared no better than had the classes of '29 and '30. All during this year our class has been outstanding in the Military department. Harry Sanders was made major of the battalion, Lawrence Leonard, Shirrell Richey, and Karl Stevens ranked as captains, and Ray Allen, Donald Baldwin, Louis Fullen, John Fidger, Robert Jacobs, and Harold McHenry received lieutenancies. In the minstrel show "Axin Father", Ervin Scott, Shirrell Richey, Marshall Smith, Harry Sanders, James Rankin, and Eurgil Crawford had roles. During the second semester, all of the final preparations for graduation were made. We initiated the custom in the school by voting of wearing caps and gowns for graduation. We decided to hold our commencement exercises at Cadle Tabernacle. Both the Junior-Senior Vaudeville and the Senior play were presented. Finally came the rush of graduation. Class Day was observed and the Senior party given. On the Sunday before graduation our Baccalaureate sermon was delivered by Rev. Stuart. And so came the climax-that which we had labored for, for twelve long years- graduation. Our diplomas were presented by Paul C. Stetson, Superintendent of the Indi- anapolis Schools, and the address was given by Dr. Frank D. Slutz, of Dayton, Ohio. At last the time for us to bid farewell to our dear old Washington had arrived, and the period through which we had come together was at an end. The history of the class of '31 was a finished product, ready to be placed in the annnals of the school as the first class to spend its four years of high school at George Washington High School. -Virginia Miller l43l I441 MQW! SIIENIIDIIR IIPIDSW IPD ill! , SENIOR PLAYS I The three one act plays, Bargains in Cathay, The Most Foolish Virgin, and When the Horns Blow, presented by the senior class, afforded a great variety in setting. The audience was taken from the hustle and bustle of a thriving department store to the beautiful courtyard of a mythical palace, and then brought back to a very modern studio in New York City. In the first play, Emily Gray, a salesgirl in Williams' Department Store, and Thompson Williams, a young poet and son of Emily's employer are very much in love. Mr. Williams is deeply opposed to his son's writing, but he agrees to help the boy in his work, if anyone in his right mind will buy a copy of the poems. Emily, by expert salesmanship, sells three copies of the book, one to Mr. Williams himself, and so the young couple receive the paternal blessing. The Most Foolish. Virgin tells the story of Zonula, a slave girl. Both her mistress, Princess Mela, and another virgin, Valleria, are hoping to become the bride of a young man coming to their country to select a wife. When he comes to the palace, unexpectedly, he is welcomed only by the slave girl. When the others learn of his arrival, they hasten to seek his favor, but the bridegroom chooses Zonula because of her beauty and gen- erosity. It is New Year's Eve, the time When the Horns Blow, and Julian, a well-known but youthful artist, plans to celebrate ata party given in his honor by Kay Norton, a vivacious young heiress. Before he leaves, Mary, a winsome little dress designer from Julian's home town, visits his apart- ment, intending to have supper with him. When he tells her of his engage- ment for the evening she is deeply hurt and taunts him regarding the num- ber of ladies in whom he is interested. In addition to Kay, he numbers among his friends a noted Spanish diva, a very beautiful but dumb model, and an excellent cook and housewife. After visualizing life with each of these, however, he suddenly relizes that it is Mary that he loves, and, just as "the horns blow", she consents to marry him. The following students were included in the cast for these productions: Marcella Beaman, Thelma Berry, Corinne Gingery, Maxine Hart, Edith Herreman, Nell Hollingsworth, Helen Kunkel, Helen Marolt, Muriel Melvin, Margaret Miles, Doris Poteet, Marion Riedel, Mary Rocap, Virginia Roth, Mary Evelyn Rushton, Mildred Schuch, Evelyn Shroyer, Dorothy Teepe, Anna Vielhaber, Ray Allen, Lloyd Forthoffer, Louis Fullen, Edward Hub- bard, and Karl Stevens. The plays were directed by Mrs. Wright, and the costumes and stage settings were designed by the art department under thesupervisionof Miss Whitmire and Miss Failing. Mr. Stacy and Mr. Hard- ing, as usual, were in charge of the lighting effects and stage properties. l45l 46 1471 . K, I. ,. 1,4-,V 9 . f ' - gn i lf, , ,- 4 C 4,1 ,. V ff v N U 7 ! fs' ' D f Lv ay X, 'Q' , K! 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