McKinley Technical High School - Techite Yearbook (Washington, DC)

 - Class of 1927

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THE TECHITE 1927 -+4h."5.13 , 55 CW+- tention was arrested by an enormous poster advertising Pat Marshall's Wild West Show, with star performers in Orin Blandford and Paul Fel- lows. Knowing of their previous experience on F Street we were not surprised at their excelling at this profession. We had not walked far before we came upon another comrade of our stay at high school, Sam Shaffer, with his clerk, Harry Davidson, standing in front of his second- hand clothing store. After exchanging a few words with them, we again started, only to be brought to a stop by the sign over an imposing array of edibles, Daniel Galotta, Fruit Dealer. Thinking that we might chance on some former acquaintances of Tech days, we bent our steps toward F Street. On our way up, we passed that well-known beauty shoppe of Charles Marcellino, who is assisted by Helen O'Neil in attempts to help Washington ladies in their search for beauty. We passed on toward F Street, but our way soon became blocked with traffic, and it was only with great difficulty that we pushed ourselves far enough forward to see the cause of the trouble. Deaf to all horns, Traffic Policeman Augie Terneak was busily engaged in cranking the new Ford of Eleanor Stutler, the well known authoress of the popular novel, The Answer to a Maiden's Prayer, and also False Dictionaries. Standing beside him telling him just how to do it, was Herman Bretler, Chief Street Car Inspector. After a good deal of persuasion, generally necessary with Fords, it started. We also started on, minus the persuasion, but hardly had we taken a dozen steps before our way was again blocked. We saw a familiar figure whom we realized was Jack Martin just descending from his 24-cylinder Packard to appear in the matinee performance of Why Women Leave Holme. On the same bill is Alvin Thaden, who is famous for his melodious syncopa- tions on his uke. In the crowd we noticed Grace Moomaw, who has had plenty of excitement in her life since she married Robert Horne, the Hu- man Fly. On the outskirts of the crowd we also distinguished the dare- devil, wild western movie actor, Stanley Tenny. Standing close beside him was Frank Kelly, who having held the record of never having been early for section while at school, is fitted perfectly for his present profes- sion of making Ingersoll watches. In the crowd, too, was Robert Riley, and Edwin Seaton, captain and first mate of the popular Charles Mac- alester. As we made our way out of the crowd another sign bearing these words caught our eye, "Gertrude Louis, Exponent of All Kinds of Aesthetic Dancing." As we p-assed by we saw Gertrude's assistant, Hazel Smith, teaching Barbara Stacy to toe dance. Just at that moment a clanging bell claimed our attention. Up dashed an ambulance, and out of it, as wide awake- and alert as he ever was at Tech, stepped Fred Kalhoun, the doctor. Close behind him to be ready in case of emergency was the firm of undertakers, Voshall and Gotthardt. However, they were cheated of some trade as Kalhoun fixed up the casualty all right. A little farther down the street we ran into Judge Harry Booth, who has charge of the Juvenile Court. The Judge told us that Jack Hall was a successful and rapidly rising physician, due probably to the fact that only eight out of the last twelve patients had died on his hands. The other four saw his new nurse. Helen Smith, and improved wonderfully after that. Harry told us. too, that James Clough had made a lot of crooked dough, he was a pretzel Page 10 8

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THE TECHITE 1927 Iw- We paid a visit to Tech, our Alma Mater, the next day in pursuit of knowledge of our former classmates. We were greeted by none other than Helen Daniel, the Dean of Girls in the big new Tech. She told us that another of our class was at school, Louis Zanoff, who as Hap's assistant is trying to make fast ones out of slow ones. It was just time for lunch when we left Tech, so we made our way to Child's. Imagine our surprise when we bumped into the new manager of that establishment, Israel Grossberg. While talking with us he mentioned the fact that those famous flapjacks that we were eating were made by an old friend, his chef, Bill Armstrong, whose life nowadays is just one turnover after another. We took a car for the capitol after our repast. Upon alighting in front of that famous building, we were nearly knocked down by an Orange and Purple taxi driven by Malcolm Edwards, who has proved to be just as reckless in later life as he was in his high school career. By an act of contortion we escaped. On our approach to the stupendous dome-topped edifice, We were greeted by the strains of the High School Cadets March, from the grind organ of Jimmy Bibb. One could easily tell he was from Tech by his technique. His valuable training in tempo with our school orchestra enabled him to grind slowly or rapidly in accordance with the character of the selection. Upon slightly disturbing several blades of grass of the Capitol lawn, we were accosted by the melodious voice of Head Ground Keeper, Ellis Robey. Mr. Robey told us that we would find a number of other classmates inside of the building so, accordingly we bent our steps in that direction. When we at length had gained access to its sacred portals, our steps led us by force of habit to the ga.llery in the House of Representatives. We were greatly pleased to see the sex so famed for argument using that weapon as members of the House. We found Longworth's successor as Speaker was Wilhelmina Gude. Miss Gude's diminutive stature did not prevent her from keeping the rest of the assembly from falling asleep by her beautiful oratory. One of the ablest of the Congresswomen in the hall was Mar- garet Faulconer of the Ways and Means Committee, who had been found fit for such a responsible appointment because of the many ways and means she had found of getting through Tech without ever soiling the bright clean pages of her textbooks. Since there was no interesting busi- ness on hand, we proceeded to the Senate. Due to the absence of Vice-Presi- dent, Cecil Down, who with Secretary of State, Leo Schrider, was giving profound thought to the affairs of state between holes on the links of the Congressional Country Club, President pro-tempore Fred Morhart had assumed charge of the assembly. Apparently politics had not helped to fill our Fred's slim figure, which was how we were able to recognize him. We were in a hurry, one thing that Tech had never taught us, so we left with Mr. Morhart's stentorian tones still ringing in our ears. Once outside we bought a copy of Society Scandals, edited by none other than our old friend, Thomas Hall. We noticed as we perused its pages, a col- umn entitled "What Paris Decrees for the Well-dressed Man" by Tom Gar- ver. Next to it was Miss Martha Williams' "Advice to the Lovelorn". It quite startled us to see so many of our former classmates taking to jour- nalism. We started on, but had not progressed very far before our at- Page 107

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. mt- THE TECHITE 1927 .ws .':f:9:.c:L-:f.:c:c1:.e:c:g:rc:.1:t,:c:ri:f.c:i::f1:i:c, aw- manufacturer. Recently, the Judge said, that by brilliant oratory John Keta, the noted lawyer, had in his latest case not only convinced the jury that the prisoner was not guilty but had convinced the prisoner himself. A voice interrupted our talk, and turning we saw Blake Espey, who is now a manufacturer of axle grease for channel swimmers. Blake said he had just outfitted with a complete covering Grace Randall, the great channel swimmer, who is making her hundred and eighty-ninth attempt to swim the Catalina Channel. He informed us also that Alice Mayo got this year's Carnegie Medal for Bravery in saving lives. She saved two people from drowning. She caught them in the act of jumping off of the dock and talked them out of it. After leaving the party, we watched a band coming down the street. Well to the front we noticed J ullien Win- nemore playing a musical drum solo. Near him marched Willard Peck, putting in a few touches now and then with his trumpet. Which reminds us that Margaret Tolson is so famous now as a pianist that Paderewski gave up in disgust and is trying to earn a living another way. She always plays on a Shurman piano built by Phillip Shurman, another of our class of '27, who was inspired to build better pianos from listening to those at Tech for four years. We were getting so used to stopping and starting that we hardly realized it when we stopped again to admire the sign ad- vertising Robert Burton's fresh water taffy. We entered to try some. After the first bite we decided that the name was very appropriate. We started to leave, but were forced to stand aside while three important personages came in. They, we discovered, were Florence Leighty, the well- known president of the Society for the Suppression of Vice, with her two assistants Viletta Wilmoth in charge of the department to prevent the wearing of loud colors, and Mildred Barnes, in charge of the depart- ment for tobaccoless cigarettes. Florence, it seemed, knew quite a bit about what had happened to our former fellow-students, so she told us a little. Isabella Young has found her life's work. She is manager of the Lydia Pinkham Medicine Co. Virginia Allen is secretary to Mr. Wrigley and needless to say she certainly advertises his products. Judy Walton decided that she had a grudge against the world, so in an attempt to make everyone miserable she now superintends the making of Castor Oil. Biarny Smith and his inseparable companion, Buck Gaskins, are risking their lives every day in pursuit of their profession. They are basketball ref- erees at local high school games. The next thing we learned from her was that Frank Stutz and Dick Essex decided to put their names to some advantage, so they are salesmen now for those motor cars which bear their name. Edith Adams, it seems, and her melodramatic acting caught Charlie Chaplin's eye, and now she is his leading lady. Anita Anderson and Bertha Babinski are fiery orators touring the country lecturing on The Advantages of a. Small Assembly Hall. Olga Sonnenberg and Julia Durand are spending their Friday afternoons at the ball park admiring the classical nose of Goose Goslin. Charlie Achstetter and Milton Boyer are helping out the city of Washington and likewise the sausage manu- facturers by catching all the stray dogs. So ardent is their zeal that Mrs. Coolidge found her white collie in the dog-catcher's cart. Page 109

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