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

 - Class of 1927

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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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. 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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- ' V. Ir-,191 - ,g 1' 1 ' . I' fr' : T"- THE TECHITE 1927 aw- against each other. Harriet Deignan and Betty Brush felt that they had the gift of foresight, so they have become fortune tellers. Two of our for- mer classmates who are heard a good deal lately, but seen little, are Joseph Buscher and John Harris. They are radio announcers for WRC at Wash- ington. Annie Stolar and Genevieve Moreland have decided to tour Europe managers of Abie's Irish Rose, which is in its sixty-ninth year and still going strong. Richard Schmidtman has returned to Tech as cadet instruc- tor and has just won the drill for the first time in twenty-five years. 'rnomas Evans and Wilbert Wagener, as manager and superintendent of the Heinz plant have charge of about fifty-six of the original fifty-seven varieties. NorvelleNewton is touring the country as one of Ziegfeld's head- liners in his new musical comedy, Sobs and Heart-brea,ks," written by Horace Rose and Leroy Adams. Shaw Blackistone the athletic director at Smith's Girls College, has just announced his enagegement to Jane Mar- snall, who has worked hard to uplift and make Takoma Park the paradise of Washington. Sherwood Bratt and Webb Hudson have charge of a large bakery widely known by the slogan "When better bread is made, it won't be our fault." Omer Jeter when last heard of was billed as the strongest man in the world and was bending iron bars with his teeth. LaVerne Miller and Ruth Saltzman the famous women explorers are just back from Africa. They are the first women to drive a Ford across the Sahara. Marvin Jaeger and Harry Brill used to inhabit the ten-cent stores so much that they grew to know the business and now have a chain of stores themselves. "Heard as well as seen" seems to be the motto of Albert Jones and Elmer Ross. They are selling a snappy line of neckties for one of our leading haberdashers. Frances Butterworth and Elnora Knee are -selling real estate in Florida. They can only sell lot-s at low tide. Since Louis Keyes was appointed Secretary of the Treasury, he has been afraid of bandits and every night he goes down with a shotgun and watches to be sure that none ever come. Alvin Lemp has become a multi-millionaire over night by vending pre-Volstead beverages. Eleanor Webb is now giving music les- sons. Due to her excessive rates she caters only to the elite. Eleanor charges the exorbitant sum of twenty-five cents a day. Henry Marks and David Miller attempted to make their life's work the bee industry, but sad to relate they got stung. Edna Ruth Carr has at last written the great American epic entitled To a Shrinking Violet. William Nigh's profes- sion of painful dentistry has put fear into the hearts of all small boys. Closely in league with him is Stuart Row who peddles tooth-paste. His only complaint was from Charlie Thompson who said that after trying for the entire week he was unable to make his teeth stick in with Rowls product. Marion White is now limited to milking only two thousand cows a day on her farm, first, because ill health forbids her over-exercising, and secondly, because that is all the cows she has. Howard Humphreys, her hard-working husband watches and gives directions between pages of the Pumpkin Center Gazette. Albert Sciacca and James Shotwell conduct a life-saving establishment at North Beach, Maryland. Albert sells the peppermint life-savers and Jimmy the wintergreen. Last but not least is Bertha Noble whose modernistic drawings are noted for their precision Page Ill

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