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

 - Class of 1927

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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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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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M V V. THE TECHITE 1927 -un aw- Knowing Hazel Boyce's position as society editor of the New York Times would enable her to give us some interesting information about those of our class, we journeyed to that great metropolis. Most people found it very difficult to approach this great woman but evidently she had not forgotten the time we told her, during an English test, that Shakespeare was born in 1564, so we received from her the following valuable informa- tion: Ruth Miles and Virginia Foster are noted social climbers, and rivals for the hand of the Prince of Wales. Hazel said she was present at the wedding of Glenda Hough, who took for better or worse, another of our Tech alumni. Strange to relate the happy couple did not go to Niagara on their honeymoon. Jimmy Bradley is a social lion nowadays, and Spencer Hewins, his constant companion, has an idea that he must then be a social tiger. Kenneth Frisbie and Harry Burgess after reading a few Sherlock Holmes' books, started a private detective agency. Their success was prob- ably due to their motto, "We would walk a mile to catch a criminal." We were shocked, however, to hear that John Lathrop and Bruce Fowler are millionaires because they took up that brutal sport of prize-fighting. Ac- cording to Hazel, Gregg McClurg and John Griffith are quite high up at present. They are doing well as aviators. Katherine Lamon and Gwendo- lyn Sarget have just returned from a missionary trip to the Fiji Islands. It is rumored that Gwendolyn considers the natives' intelligence on a par with that of the rookies at Tech. Franklin Fairfax and Bertrand Richter by means of their bright colored locks, have been chosen to represent and advertise Machand's Golden Hair Wash. Franklin is supposed to repre- sent the first stage and Bertrand Richter the second. Carl Klatt and Jason Mathews just went bankrupt trying to sell garters in a college town. Mary Bibb is now working in a Woolworth's Ten Cent Store at the baby depart- ment selling waterproof chest protectors for infants. Joseph Sesso and Rob- ert Weintraub are now famous sea-food vendors. Their fish are so fresh that they insult every lady that comes into the store. We were forced to leave Miss Boyce at this point, so having acquired an appetite by this time we betook ourselves to the Ritz-Carlton for a slight repast. Standing ready to conduct us to our table was Alfred Gross, the head waiter, who in his twenty years of experience in that institution had been able to find out quite a bit about those in whom we were interested. He imparted this knowledge: William Oehman's jazz orchestra consisting of James Duvall, William Leyking and Herman Morris is enhancing the enjoyment of Mrs. Ritz's home cooked meals with their melodious strains. He mentioned that Albert Georgens and William McHenry are bringing knowledge quickly to the ignorant by means of a correspondence school they are running. Ruth Bitting the well-known authoress, has just finished another serial for the Snappy Story Magazine. Guerry Smith grew a set of whiskers and is now doing extremely well in the cough drop business. We were informed too that Martin Derrick tells more untruths than anyone else. By expect- ing just the opposite of what Marty tells them, the people of the country usually come out all right. Marty is the new weather man. Faithe Howell and Constance Myers went out to Texas, and following the general prece- dent of the women of that State, have started running for Governor Page IIO

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