Morrison High School - Morrisonian Yearbook (Morrison, IL)
- Class of 1916
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THE HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY
OF THEIR SERVICES TO THE
MORRISON HIGH SCHOOL
OF THE LOVE AND ESTEEM IN WHICH
THEY ARE HELD
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
THIS BOOK IS
BOARD OF EDITORS OF THE
ASSISTANT EDITOR AND BUSINESS MANAGER
EXCHANGE AND FACTS
GLADYS RARIDON JOHN FLIKKEMA OLGA DOVICKE
CLYDE CRUMP ALFRED HIDDLESON LYLE RITCHIE
GERTRUDE BARTLETT CLARA HANSON
ALICE ROWLAND HELEN OLDS MARTHA BURNS
ALFRED COLLINS WALTER KNOX
All Seniors who were entirely free from conditions at the beginning
of their Senior year are represented on the
All hail to you, Oh Morrison!
We're loyal to you, Morrison.
Grand among your peers,
For you have no fears,
And we back you with cheers, Morrison.
CYellJ Rah! Rah!
We glory in your fame, Morrison.
Be true to your name, Morrison.
We stand ready to defend you,
For you will lead us to victory, Oh Morrison!
CYelD Cha Bim! Cha Boom!
Cha Bim! Boom! Bah!
Morrison! Morrison! Rah! Rah!! Rah!!!
We're proud, too, of our colors,
We love them true.
By Red and Black we wing
It's ours to do
Like heroes old, by trying,
CYe1D Oskey! Wow! Wow!
In former days you've conquered,
And will again,
Thy work and worth we'll now proclaim
To all men.
With you there's victory for us
At the end.
So, "Here's luck to you," Morrison.
The above was officially adopted by the Students and Faculty
of M. H. S. as their High School Song,
October 3, 1914
EFORE you lies the fourth volume of the
MORRISONIAN, that little book with so
much in it, published by the Senior class
of the Morrison High School this year of nineteen
hundred and sixteen, A. D.
No doubt, as we ourselves realize, you will find
mistakes-yes, lots of them-but we hope you
will overlook them and see the book and its con-
tents as we intend it to be seen.
We have in no way intended to offend any one,
but rather to picture each student as he or she is
seen by the student body and the faculty.
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and fellow student, every page may fulfill the
object for which it is intended-that of reflecting
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OFTEN HEARD FROM MEMBERS
OF THE FACULTY
"What's the matter with the tenors?" .,,,tt... ,,,tt..., OOA, , , , .,t,,,,,,t,,,,tttA,,, Miss Barker
"Just a moment now, let's become a little more quiet" ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Miss Barnes
"Are you sure that is a fact?" ,s,..,,s,..... ,...si.....,.,t.,.. I I s,,,sii.,,,,sA.sssss..s, Mn Torrence
"You may go to the office" ...,,..... ......... ......ssss.... sis.s..,s I . , , s...sssi sss.,ssss...,. M iss Utley
"Sir, this is no place for that ".......,i sssi..,,sss,..sssi,.,,si,...,,.,...,,ss ,,.,.,,....s.ti.... M i ss Aitken
"If any one doesn't want to use this for a study period, they may
go to the oiiice "........ ....,,ss.,.....,.....,s ..,...,,.....,.... ...ssi....sssss .ssii..., s,i,.,,s. M i s s B rawn
"What's the matter, John?" s.......,..,,,,.r... s.,,,ss.,..,,...,,,...., .,s..,,ss.....r..,.,.,. M i ss Fredeen
"Now, let's do something. I don't believe you folks ever look at
your Arithmetic outside of class" ....,,...,ss.,...,,. ss., .,s.........,. r.,..,,., M i s s Irwin
"Come now, that will be enough" ..,,l..... .. sss...., .ssss.... Mr. Weaver
I apprehend." "It's a fact, that's all" ssss,.., , ..,.,
"Eyes on your book ,r.s i......,,....,...,..ss.....,4 ,...,s.r ..,sr....,,.. M i s s Brown
"Classes may pass" .......,.s ,D s....,,.s Miss Barnes
"Now, let's be quiet" .tss,... ,,,s,l.,,,,, M iss Irwin
"Amo, Amos, Amot "....,... ,,....,....., M iss Aitken
"Oh, dear!" ....,........,.,.,.....,,l.,.,,s...,,, ..........,. M iss Barker
f'Aufpassen Sie Johann" .sssr,.., ....,,.,. M iss Fredeen
l'0h, goodness!" ...,........,,......... ........... M iss Utley
"That's enough of that"
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WHICH IS SURE TO PLEASE
The Long .......,,,..........s,....,.....,.,...,..,....,......,l,........... Miss Utley
The Short ................,.....r. .........,,..,.,.......,,..,,........... M iss Barker
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free of charge. Take a tip, and be sure to see these celebrated artists in
their great production of wit, pathos, humor and dream life.
E P I TA P H
Deep Wisdom-Swelled Head
Brain Fever-He's Dead.
Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rah! Rah!
Seniors! Seniors! Hah! Hah! Hah!
We're the punkins,
Well I guess.
Yes! Yes! Yes!
-PURPLE AND GOLD
MO'I'1'O-GREEN AND GROWING
"GREEN AND GROWING"
"The ideal must be far enough above us to keep us looking
up toward it all the time, and it must be far enough in advance of
us to keep us struggling toward it to the end of our life. It is a
very poor ideal that one ever realizes, and it is a great misfortune
for one to overtake his ideal, for, when he does, his progress stops.
I was once made an honorary member of a class and asked to
suggest a class motto.
"I suggested 'Ever-Green' and some of the class did not like
it. They did not like to admit that they ever had been green, not
to speak of always being green. But it is a good class motto
because the period of greenness is the period of growth. When
we cease to be green and are entirely ripe, we are ready for decay.
Ilike to think of life as a continual progress toward higher and
better things-as a continual unfolding. There is no better des-
cription of a really noble life than that given in Holy Writ, where
Solomon speaks of the path of the just as 'like the shining light
that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.' "
I - W J Bryan
HAROLD A. SMITH, "Smithie"
"Thy purpose firm is equal to the
deed." Football, '15, Basketball, '15.
Capt, '16.. Manager Baseball, '15, '16.
Track, '14, '15, '16, Orchestra, '13, '14,
'15, '16. Editor-in-chief of Morrisonian.
President Senior Class.
HELEN B. OLDS, "Honey"
"Always thotful, kind and untroub-
led." President Girls' Athletic Asso-
ciation. Volley Ball Team. Member
of Local Committee, Morrisonian.
J. HENRY HAMILTON, "Hank"
"My best friend is a joke Ca FordD."
President Soph. Class. Football, '15,'16.
CLARA L. HANSON, "Hannie"
"My tongue within my lips I reign,
For who talks much, talks in vain."
Member of Social Committee, Morri-
sonian. Orchestra, '11, '12, '13, '14,
CLYDE L. CRUMP, "Bump"
"The worst fault to find is to be in
love." Member Athletic Committee,
FRED RASTEDE, "Fritz"
"Wisdom is idiots' folly." Football,
'14, '15, Baseball, '15.
GLADYS B. RARIDON, "Happy"
"Better to wear out than to rust out."
President Junior Class. Chairman of
Exchange and Facts Committe, Mor-
CHARLES A. BURR, "Stickie"
"Doggone guy, full of everything."
Basketball, '16. Track, '15, '16. Yell
Master, '15, 'l6. Business Manager
Morrisonian. Thru Grammar grades
and High School without an absent
or tardy mark.
ALICE M. ROWLAND, "Bonnie"
"A winning way, a pleasant smile."
Treasurer Senior Class. Secretary and
Treasurer Girls' Athletic Associatian.
Chairman of Local Committe, Morri-
sonian. Volley Ball Team.
LYLE K. RITCHIE, "Ritchie"
"Quiet, but not unknown." Football,
'12, '13, '14, '15. Basketball, '13, '15.
Baseball, '13, '15, Capt. '16, Orches-
tra, '12. Secretary and Treasurer Soph.
and Junior Classes. Member of Ath-
letic Committee, Morrisonian.
SARA J. MITCHELL, "Ranty"
"Live while you're livin', for you're
goin' to be a long time dead." Vice-
President Girls' Athletic Association.
GEORGE D. RICK, "Dickie"
"The world knows but two, Rome
and I." Football, '12, '13, Capt.'14,'15.
Basketball, '14, '16. Track, '13, '14,
Capt. '15, '16.
JOHN M. FLIKKEMA, "Flikkie"
"Known as the Candy Kid." Secre-
tary Senior Class. Member Exchange
and Facts Committee, Morrisonian.
MARTHA G. BURNS, "Bunnie"
"A maiden who blushes is not at all
bad." Member Local Committee, Mor-
ALFRED H. HIDDLESON, "Hiddle"
"Silence is his one great art of con-
versation." Football, '13, '14, 'l5.
Baseball, '15, '16. Member Athletic
S. GERTRUDE BARTLETT, "Giggles"
"She ever does her duty with a
strong heart and a quiet mind." Or-
chestra, '14, '15, '16. Accompanist, '16
Member of Society Committee, Morri-
ALFRED W. COLLINS, "Bob"
"His sole desire was to laugh and
make others laugh." Member Cartoon
LOUISE 1. MATZNICK, "Louie"
"Her voice was very soft, gentle and
low." Vice-President Freshman Class.
BIRNEY RITCHIE, "Squirt"
"Prim and neat, short and sweet."
Football, '14, '15. Basketball, '15, '16,
BAYARD HOLLINSHEAD, "Deacon"
"He fears the wiles of women's
smiles." President Freshman Class.
Track, '13, '14, '15, '16.
OLGA R. DOVICKE, "Dutch"
"Fond of languages." Member of
Exchange and Facts Committee, Mor-
WALTER A. KNOX, "Knoxie"
"Wisdom he has, and to his wisdom
courage, temper to that, and, unto all
success." Football, '15, '16, Basket-
ball, '15. Member of Cartoon Commit-
THAT SENIOR LIFE
The Senior's life is not the joke
That some may think it isg
A life of work, a life of toil,
A life of worry, is his.
The Freshies think 'twould be a joke
A Senior's path to run,
And so they sit and idly wish,
"If I were only one."
The Soph: "Oh, what a joke
That Senior life must be,
If I were only way up there,
The Sophs and Fresh I'd never see."
The Junior is so near at handg
He does not realize
The toil and strife of the Senior's life
That seems to him a prize.
But we, the Senior hen-peeked bunch,
Have found the story true,
That when you are a Senior lad
You've got a lot to do.
SENIOR DEFINITION OF AN
An Orator is a person who, having nothing to say
says it with orotund, circumambuloquacious, iiamboyant
overflowing, superexuberant redundancy.
A GREAT SPEECH
lBY A GIFTED SENIOR
Four score and seven years ago Cit seems that longj our
fathers brought us to this school, which was conceived in
knowledge and dedicated to the proposition that all kids should
work. We are now engaged in a great struggle, testing whether
we, or any other dummies, may long endure the final examina-
tions. We are met in a great assembly room for that struggle.
We have come to dedicate a portion of it as a final Cnot examb
resting place for those who here gave their best thots that
knowledge might live. It is altogether in accordance with Mr.
Weaver's rules that we should do this. But in a larger sense
we dedicate-we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this
room. The brave students, passed and not passed, who strug-
gled here have consecrated it far beyond our poor power to
add or subtract Carithmeticl. The world will little note nor
long remember what we say here, but its people can never for-
get that they flunked here. It is rather for us, the living, to be
dedicated to the unfinished work which they who flunked here
have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here
dedicated to the exams. remaining before us, that these N. Ps.
shall not have failed in vain. We here highly resolve that this
school, under Mr. Weaver, shall have a new birth of knowledge,
that the exams. of the studies, by the teachers, and for the
students shall not perish from this High.
WHAT is THE WORLD?
"The world is but a ball
High, Foot, Basket or Base-
Billiard or golf, codiish or puff,
Marked, Saltatory, smooth or rough:
Foul, fair or slow, or high or low,
Hot grounder, or just plain old snow-
It's a ball-that's all.
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, ' wx CLASS OFFICERS
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4 2 fk EMERSON PETERSON
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'Q SM THE JUNIOR
Yipity, Yipity, Yipity, Yore!
Hear us roar!!!
REEN AND YELLOW
MOTTO-HAVE A GOOD TIME
MEMBERS OF CLASS OF 1917
BACK ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT
Ethel Rastede Pauline Quackenbush
Frances Quackenbush Atha Kratz
Willard Martin Hazel Mathew
Andrew Swanson Alvin Flikkema
Susie Jenkins Mary Snyder
Howard Wentz Fern Jacobson
MIDDLE ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT
Phyllis Bealer George Kidd
Ruby Whistler Helen Steiner
Roy Hanson Theo Blodgett
Harold Burch Robert Mathew
Florence Gallentine Lois Snyder
John Gridley Edith Norrish
Doris Mason Leona Mathew
FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT
Carrie Curry Lucy Robertson
Olive Cassel Emerson Peterson
Resolved Hurd Ethel Gaffey
Eugenie Sullivan Vida Mason
Karl Heath Frances Potter
WITH APOLOGIES TO BRYANT
So live that when thy summons comes
To join the innumerable throng which
Meets in the Assembly Room to take exams,
Thou go not like a sneak
Taking his pony with him,
But sustained and soothed
By the knowledge of your own ability,
Write thy exams like one who
Takes his pen in hand to write a pleasant story.
IN THE WORLD OF LITERATURE
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STOP! LOOK! LISTEN!
Say, if Fredeen stubbed her toe on top of a hill, would she
roll down hill till she struck some Brown Barnes, and if she did
would she Barker shins or have Ir win' Utl'y knocked out.
No, but she would probably be Aitken all over and have Tor-
rence of bad words to say, and it would take all the Powers on
earth to Weaver together again.
BY A JUNIOR
There was a young man from the west,
Who loved a young lady with zest.
So hard did he press her
To make her say "Yes, Sir,"
That he broke three cigars in his vest.
CTragical, aint it?D
This most elaborate manuscript is published at the request of
the Junior Class, who so thoroughly wrecked their minds to make
it a successC?J.
Come, pensive Senior, devout and pure,
Brilliant, accomplished and demureg
All in a robe of knowledge clad,
Prepared to enlighten the world, so sad.
With self esteem and steady stride,
About to launch upon the tide,
Come, but keep thy level head
For fear it burst and kill thee dead.
Ambition, towering toward the skies,
Should shine forth from your sparkling eyes,
Holding the world within your sway
Until the "bubble" break, someday.
CWith apologies to Miltonj
To anyone who will show us a school the size of M. H. S., or with
the attendance of M. H. S., that has the athletic ability that we
have. Merely glance at the Athletic Section of this book and
notice the Football score, or the Track records.
A SOPH PLAYING CHALK-MARK
Jenkins went to the cemetery
To see what he could see.
The poor fellow went without a fear,
But soon he was ready to liee.
There were eight in his bunch
Who were ready for fung
So planned a game of chalk-mark,
And to Grove Hill they all did run.
The other side got oif the track,
And were turned toward the Fair Grounds.
Our side could not turn back, T
So we entertained James with horrible sounds. '
Ed found an old tin can,
That he hit with a piece of stone.
Someone whispered, "There's a many"
James yelled, "Is he alone?"
His fears were very much multiplied,
As the man's shadow was seen.
Jenks said after he dried his tears,
"Let's all play we're on the track team."
Poor, poor boy! for we declined to go,
We kept him there awhileg
Till he had company in Beatrice,
Who was frightened in good old style.
So we took pity on those two Sophomores,
And led them to joy out of that place:
And allowed them to go to Lazio's,
Where they could see no ghastly face.
CWritten and kindly donated by A. Juniorl
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Li sa ,Li
Went sleighing, 'tis said,
Road hit him-He's dead.
C LA S S Y E L L
Zip! Boom! Bah!
Rah! Rah! Rah!
COLORS-PINK AND LAVENDER
MOTTO-HOLD THY HEAD ERECT, AND STRUT 'WITH PRIDE
MEMBERS OF CLASS OF 1918
BACK Row, LEFT TO RIGHT
Alice Snyder Lloyd Durward
Elsie Frost Foster Adams
'Alda Cobb Ward Moulton
Lewis Mathew James Knox
James Jenkins Harold Reid
Harley Ross Durward Cook
Clarence Austin Robert Weaver
MIDDLE ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT
Ruth Meakins Lois Rounds
Ruth Green Lola Stinemyer
Viva Aldritt Dorothy Knox
Cecil Fletcher Katherine Koster
Freeman Green Edna Mathew
Gladys Durward Amy Donahue
Ruth Anderson Esther Olson
Grace Johnston . Florence Lange
FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT
Violetta Nice Genevieve Overholser
Reca Wilkins Helen Raridon
Cornelia Tillema Sherman Green
Edith Curtis Alene Trautwein
Ruth Stinton Dorothy Smith
Harriet Smith John Boyd
Nellie Conrady Gertrude Vandenburg, a
Victor Flostrom Paul Bent, a
Beatrice Johnston Lydia Riley, a
If a doctor doctors a doctor, does the doctor doing the doctoring
doctor the doctored doctor the way the doctored doctor wants to be
doctored, or does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor the doctored
doctor in his own way of doctoring?
P. S. Call the doctor.
AS HE VIEWED IT CA SOPHJ
Botany is the queerest thing
I believe I ever knew.
I look at it and say, "Ding, Ding,"
I feel that way, don't you?
We've just got thru "green Algae,"
Glory go to the skyg
For if we hadn't, hully gee!
I know I'd surely die.
We study every kind of flower
From the violet to the rose.
Clf I had the guy that wrote that book,
I'd punch his big, flat nosej.
It talks of seeds and seedlings,
Just as if we didn't know
That those are only kinds of things
That people expect to grow.
Bacteria are such awful things,
They downright get my goat.
I've got a broom for dusting
Them things from off my coat.
They make people terrible sick,
Isn't it too bad.
Botany, it says "Kill 'em quick,"
Gee, but I am glad.
And, too, in Botany there's awful names,
I never can remember.
I'd just like to stack 'emgup
And give them to the sender.
And if you ever have to read
This awful, terrible book,
You may a good physician need,
Perhaps like Doctor Cook.
'O' CLASS OFFICERS
Q. CYRIL HAMMER
P of TREASURER
Milk famine-Half fed
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Pa! Pa! Pa!
Ma! Ma! Ma!
COLORS-BLACK AND WHITE
MOTTO-IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, CRY AND TRY AGAIN
MEMBERS OF CLASS OF 1919
BACK Row, LEFT T0 RIGHT
Cecil Edlund Edwin Boyd
Aelred Kraft George Matznick
Clark Hanson Isaac VanDerMyde
Clark Smouse Arthur Cleverstone
Paul Potter Lloyd Mathew
MIDDLE Row, LEFT TO RIGHT
Ruth Dykema Ida Preston
Phoebe Fletcher Gladys Kennedy
Helen Puddifoot Gertrude Blean
Ada Miller Vera Martin
Edna Gaffey Glenn Hoover
Della Bump Arthur Hatfield
Cyril Hammer Harry Tucker
FRONT Row, LEFT T0 RIGHT
Alfred Briggs Dorothy Wohnke
Altie Brands Olive Olson
Elizabeth Bruins Donald Robertson
Lucille Stevens Oscar Johnson
Joyce Heath Nancy Carlton
Lorimer Kidd Jennie Tillema
Edna Swanson George Lawton
If an S and an I, and an O and a U,
With an X at the end, spells Su,
And an E and a Y and an E, spells I,
What is the Freshie to do?
Then also if an S and an I and a G,
And H E D, spells cide,
Then there isn't much left for
The Freshman to do,
But go and commit
Born, August 1, 1901
Died, March 14, 1916
Miss Clara Lerenna Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J.
Thomas of Erie, Illinois, entered the High School of this city Septem-
ber 6, 1915, as a member of the Freshman Class. She attended
regularly until the first of February, when she was taken with a
severe attack of inflammatory rheumatism, which later resulted in
Miss Thomas was born on a farm near Erie on August 1, 1901,
and attended the Kingsbury Public School, from which she gradu-
ated before her entrance to M. H. S. She was ever willing to help
others, and possessed a nature which made her a dear friend of all
who knew her.
COMIC EDITORIAL FOR FRESHIES
Yes, sir, we are the Freshies. Don'1 you think we look it? You
see, we just "blew in" from the eighth grade down below, and from
the country. For some reason or other all the folks in the Sopho-
more, Junior and Senior Classes seem to have the laugh on us.
And yet, that Senior bunch must think a lot of us or they would
not let us have our pictures and names in this fine book of theirs.
I guess they call it an "annual," or something like that. The diction-
ary says that that is something that has to be planted every year or
it won't grow.
We all wanted to have our class photo mounted on a green
background and our names printed in green ink, for I guess those are
our colors. At least, everyone says we are green. But they wouldn't
let us. No, they said our photos showed our colors without green
As long as they pay for the picture I suppose we'll have to let
them do as they wish, but it hurts our feelings awfully. -
This high school is a queer place. They have divided the kids
all up in four classes, and we seem to be the most attractive and
cause the most excitement of any of them. Mother always did tell
me that someday people would talk of rne. I know she is proud of
Those Sophomores are the queerest kids I ever saw. They all
got the idea of wearing sweaters with two stripes around the waist.
Gee, they seem to think they can do with us just what they please.
They would walk all over us if they could, but we stand up for our
rights, alright, alright,
There is one bunch in here they call the Juniors, and they are
surely the limit. They go chasing around here with these white
cardboards for collars, and go strutting up and down the aisle-it re-
minds me of a rooster hunting for a scrap.
And then the Seniors. They don't seem to have much to say
to us. Iguess they are trying to see what they know, and if they
have enough brains to get out of this place. They are pretty good
friends of the faculty, but they don't have much to do with us, but
when they do, they always do something mean. Once they even
put shoe blacking all over our faces and made us march on Main
street while the band played.
We don't know what to do here to get along, but I guess if we
get on the good side of the teachers we can get along alright. At
least that's what we are trying to do, but it's an awful job, for they
seemfto be against us all.
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THE STARS WILL CEASE TO SHINE WHEN
Hank gets to school on time.
Sara M. gets her outlines and themes in on time.
Rick d0esn't go to an athletic meet and bring home a medal or two.
Mr. Mouck can stand by the front door and not say, "Clean your
Freshies can go down stairs and not stop and play with 3rd graders.
Florence Gallentine can resi-st the temptation to get into Miss Barnes'
Mr. Mouck cleans the blackboard.
Freshies cease to Hunk.
Cyril Hammer, Lloyd Mathew, Alfred Briggs, George Lawton and
Arthur Cleverstone do not leave the room twice a day.
Miss Aitken doesn't grab everybody's notes.
Mr. Torrence forgets to write that letter, going west.
Sterling beats Morrison in Athletics.
Bayard cuts his hair.
Freshies become large enough and have enough ambition to enter
The Senior boys give the Senior girls the party they are waiting for.
Stickie Burr forgets to go up to Jackson street.
Miss Fredeen forgets to ball out John Flikkema.
The Freshmen can go to the basement without playing with the
We get our gymnasium.
The girls finish that tennis court.
Rick gets enough credits to graduate.
Earl Weaver stops going to Clinton.
Jim Jenkins forgets to try and bluff you.
M. H. S. looses her athletic championship.
The Senior class has an orderly class meeting without the supervis-
ion of W. E. W.
Sophs realize there are others in the world besides them.
Dorothy Knox forgets to go to a dance.
Theo Blodgett forgets to say something.
Juniors quit bragging.
The Editor and Business Manager get back the brains and common
sense they have lost in trying to make the Morrisonian a suc-
THAT SENIOR PARTY
The Seniors had a party
Upon one Tuesday night,
And if we tell the truth '
It surely was a fright.
The girls, they hid themselves
Away up north of town,
Right near old Grove Hill cemetery,
A place of great renown.
At 7:30 the boys cut loose,
These Senior girls to find,
And to find them in two hours,
Each had to work his mind.
And work they did,
With all their might.
And hunt they did,
It seemed all night.
But when at last
The time drew nigh,
They found the girls,
And heaved a sigh.
They were, by chance,
Not quite too late,
For it was then
Of course the girls,
With that awful air,
Declared the boys
Did not play fair.
But the boys all know
They did their deed,
And now they're waiting
For the feed.
THAT SENIOR CONTEST
The Seniors had a contest,
And what a joyous time:
'Twas like the movie shows,
Worth many times a dime.
The Senior girls, they took a hike,
And somewhere about the town they hid.
Now the boys were left to find these girls:
And did they? Well, I guess they did!
They hunted high, and hunted low,
And almost everywhereg
But when at last they neared Grove Hill,
Why, sure enough the girls were there.
Alas, the time was nearly up,
And of course there was a chewg
The girls all claimed the time was up-
Why, sure, they thot they knew.
The boys were very obstinate
And stubborn in their wayg
They, too, knew they had won,
And from that point they would not sway
And now the question is,
Who shall the banquet serve?
For each do think the others do
This honorable right deserve.
So let them now decide their fate
As to who shall entertain:
And when this glorious feast is o'er,
Let who will complain.
DID YOU EVER HEAR THESE?
Oh, fudge" . I ..
Don't do it, fellows" I
Did you get that?" .. EEEEE.,, ,.
'Who'll do this?" l .,ttsss..s. s,..ttt.t.... . ..,,.,..,. B ob Weaver
'I won't speak to you again" .t.,. .. tto..,... Martha B.
'I apprehend" .......,..,.... I r.,.,....t.... . t.rrr Mr. Torrence
'Got the makin's? ".tr....,st ...E . .... rrr,...r.r,.. S p ecks W.
'Wherels my man?" ...,r.rr.,...., ,..r.,...................,,,,, A lice R.
'I love her! Oh, Oh, Oh!" ,..l..... .. ....,.... .,........ A lfred Hiddleson
'Wish I was at a dance". ,,............,... . .............. Fred Rastede
When do we get our Morrisonian?" ...,,..........,.... ,........ E verybody
Tm nearly dead" ..........,......... .. .,......... ......... ...,....... . . . ..o.. .,......,.,, G ladys R.
How do I know when you can hardly tell?' '... ............o. .,.......,..... D o t Knox
'Aw, now, quit your kiddin' " ............il............................... J. Archibald Knox
'When does the 3:30 train leave? ".,.... i ............, ..............,........ R uby Whistler
'Oh, look at all the bubbles on the ground "........., .... ....... S u sie Jenkins
'Who said so?" ,....,....................,,,r.......,,...,,,.. .....,........... .,......., 1 . .Alvin Flikkema
Aufpassen Sie Johann" .,........ ....................
I wonder if my papa would care?" .......,
By Gosh!" ............. ........ ........ ..........,..............
What shall I do next?" ................... .,................
You can always tell a Senior,
For he's so sedately gownedg
You can always tell a Junior
By the way he runs aroundg
You can always tell a Freshman
By his verdant look, and such:
You can "recognize" a Sophomore,
But you cannot tell him much.
.. .,.... Miss Fredeen
OUR MUSIC DEPARTMENT
INSTRUCTOR, Miss OLIVE L. BARKER
ACCOMPANIST, Miss GERTRUDE BARTLEIT
Very few schools the size of ours have as much musical
ability as M. H. S. There are only about one hundred and fifty-five
in the High School, and out of this number about one hundred and
thirty are in the High School chorus of mixed voices. At Christmas
time it was found to be an easy matter to select a large chorus of
male voices, and we are informed by the instructor that it would
have been quite as easy a task to secure a girls' chorus.
At present all the work in music is carried on in the assembly
room between 2:00 and 2:30 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day. For every two years' work in chorus one credit is given.
We feel that we are very fortunate in obtaining such a line in-
structor as we now have. Miss Barker seems to take with all the
students with her jolly way, and is a very able and talented instruc-
tor. Her teaching is of the latest type of music, as she attends the
American Institute of Normal Methods during her vacation.
Our accompanist, Miss Bartlett, is also well skilled and ably
fitted for her place. She is well liked by the pupils, and her work is
very satisfactory to all.
We can't all smoke ten-cent cigars,
Or drive a limousine:
But we can all collect the bands,
And smell the gasoline.
Director RRA,R R ...,RRR.,,...A Miss Barker
Piano R ...,.,R,RR R RR R RRRRRA..,... ...RRR ,...... G e rtrude Bartlett
Cornets RR R ..,.,,,.. RR RR RRRHarold Smith, Paul Potter
Violins RClara Hanson, Roy Hanson, Katherine Koster
Trombones R RRRR. RR R RRRRRRR Robert Weaver, Ward Moulton
Clarinets RRRRRR Harriet Smith, Pauline Quackenbush
'Cello R R..RR,R RR R RRRRRR RR RRRRRR Frances Quackenbush
Flute RRRRRRRR R RR RR R RRRRRR R RRRRR Victor Flostrom
Bass RR RR R R. R R RR R RRRClark Hanson
Drums and Traps R R... R,,RRRR R RR RR R RRRREarl Weaver
All of the above are accomplished musicians, and
under the instruction of their able director, Miss Barker,
form an exceptionally fine orchestra. The orchestra
practices twice a week, and is willing to give their assist-
ance in all High School socials and gatherings. It is also
often engaged to give concerts at other gatherings.
One credit is given for a year's work in the orchestra.
Freshie, Freshie in the brook,
Sophie catch him with a hook,
Junior fry him in the pan,
Senior eat him like a man.
THE M. H. S. CHORUS OF MIXED VOICES
When the Saints started to sing "Glory, Halleluja" Satan began
the Anvil Chorus. He was the first knocker. Finally he got so
many to believe that the anvil was really sweeter than the harp, the
Almighty lost patience, and when it was discovered that Satan had
started a factory to manufacture hammers, his doom was sealed.
So the word was passed along, the Saints tucked their robes into
their belts, made a rush for Satan, and it was all over. Satan was
cast out into utter darkness. A poet says he fell for three weeks.
Therefore we have the following moral, "Don't be a knocker."
Miss Barker Cat phone in ofHceJ-"Hello, Hattie, this is me."
Student Cout late night beforeb-Oh, alright, thank you.
A Diploma is a certificate for weariness, a testimonial that a
child has been consistently bored.
Diligence is the yeast that makes the dough rise on pay-day,
Found in a Physiography note book-A glacier is a hole in the
ground that throws a spout of water out. There are two kinds of
glaciers, hot and cold.
DO WE NEED A LARGER ARMY AND
QNote-The editors feel as though it were a great privilege
to publish such an original, appealing theme as the follow-
ing. It was the first theme written by a member of the
Class of '16 in the endeavor to keep this country prepared.
It was only by underhandedness the article was obtained, as
it was formerly a relic in the library.J
Have any of you ever had a great pain of some sort? Of
course you have, and you have a distinct remembrance of the
suffering you went through. Now, multiply that pain by ten
and couple it with the thot that death is a certainty, and you
will have the feeling of the soldier who, while fighting for a
foolish nation, has been shot with part of a huge shell thru the
stomach and intestines. Picture yourself in a bloody trench,
surrounded by dying men in the greatest possible agony, and
knowing that at any moment you may share their suffering.
But why, you ask, should we think of such things when
we belong to a rich and powerful country? Haven't we a large
enough navy to protect ourselves until men are trained to pro-
tect this free country from being overrun by ruthless foreign-
ers? Well, perhaps. Of one thing I am sure, this land will
never fall into the hands of a conqueror, because we should
fight if we had to, but-why should we ever be attacked by a
foreign nation? We are rich, we waste lots of money which
could go to supporting a large army and navy, and by so doing
we would eliminate the sufferings and privations of a long and
Stop! Look! Listen! Would not you rather spend un-
needed money now for protection than be wounded or killed.
Do we want to be in the position France, England, Germany
and Russia are now. We do not need the militarism of Ger-
many, merely a large, efficient navy which could easily protect
A BOB PARTY
Listen, my children, and a story you'll hear,
Of a Senior party, which happened hereg'
'Twas in December, on a moonlight night,
On the eighteenth, if I recollect rightg
The Seniors went out in bobs three,
Laughing and giggling with their hearts free:
The night somewhat warm, and the snow nearly gone,
The roads became muddy as they rode along.
Hence, the Seniors, disappointed, turned back to go home,
When at the school house they ceased to roamg
A merry time they had when the eats were passed around
Oyster stew, and crackers by the pound.
Soon the party broke up, and, departing in bobs three,
Laughed and giggled, for they had obtained the bobs free.
, . ,rw , W S
MR. L. E. MOUCK
The man to whom we, the publishers of the Morrisonian, our fellow
classmates, our fellow schoolmates, our teachers, and all those in connec-
tion with the High School, are indebted for well-kept rooms and innumer-
able courtesies. He has filled the position of Janitor of our school build-
ing for the last thirty-two years, and has become the friend of all those
who have had the least chance to become acquainted with him.
The editors of this book, in behalf of the Senior Class of 1916, wish to
extend to Mr. Mouck their sincere thanks for the numerous things he has
so willingly done to help them during their career in M. H. S.
PROPHECY OF THE SENIOR CLASS OF 1916
Charles Burr was editor of one of the big New York dailies.
His first experience in that line was that of Business Manager of the
"MORRISONIAN" back in 1916. Charles had become very note-
worthy, and for this reason his visit to his little home town was of
great importance. As Charles alighted from the Chinese Express,
the first one he met was his old classmate, Harold Smith.
"Hi, Smith!" yelled Charles, "how's the town? You know it has
been many years since I've been here. What has happened? What
are you doing?"
"Oh, nothing much-just running the town-I'm Mayor," said
As they walked down the main street, Charles saw a big sign on
the top of a ten-story building: "Latest French Lids knocked down
to 81.98" When Charles inquired who owned it, Harold answered,
"Why that belongs to Gladys Raridon. She is now the greatest
French milliner in Mt. Pleasant township. Every year she takes a
trip to Paris CIll.D and gets the latest fads. Oh, she's wonderful. My
wife always gets her hats there."
"Well, that's a good beginning. Now tell me about the rest of
the class of good old 1916"
"There are only a few of us left," replied Mayor Smith, "as most
of them have pulled out to larger cities. There's Louise Matznick,
for instance. Of course you knew she married as soon as she grad-
uated? Well, her husband was called to New York to accept a big
position at Tiffany's. They are pretty well off now, and I've heard
that they don't scrap any more."
"And there is Henry Hamilton. too. You remember his wonder-
ful voice? Miss Barker was always shouting, 'Pianissimo, Henry,
pleasel' Well, he is now in Chicago and is an instructor of music in
the Deaf and Dumb Institution. Yes, and Fritz Rastede is giving
dancing lessons in a St. Vitus hospital in Philadelphia."
"The other day I received the shock of my life. Someone
knocked at my back door, and upon opening it there stood Helen
Olds. She did not recognize me, thank goodness! She was a Salva-
tion Army leader in full array. She is so taken up with her work
that she wouldn't recognize any of her old classmates if she did see
Editor Burr could do no more than to stand spellbound and
"You know Bob Collins? Well, he has a line position now. He
is traveling for Ben West. That man went sort of crazy over pink
and pea green ties, so Ben gave him a job peddling neckwearf'
"What became of Alice Rowland?" inquired our old friend
"Oh, she married, too. Now she is demonstrating face powder
at the Boyd, Curtis 8: Co. drug store. And, speaking of domestics,
Lyle Ritchie has a steady job at Johnston's Garage. Remember that
famous Buick he bought?"
"Do I? Icould never forget it. Where's my old friend, Bump
"That's a long, sad story. One day Bump was playing marbles
out in the road, and along came some bold, bad men and grabbed
him. They were circus men, so now poor Bump is traveling with
Barnum SL Bailey, under the name of 'The Midget from Borneof
Bayard Hollinshead didn't fare very well, either. Poor man, he is
superintendent of a little country Sunday School out in Colorado."
"But Specks Weaver made quite a name for himself. He is
Frohman's only rival. He first won public notice when he appeared
in the diflicult role of 'Old Bill Salt' in the 'Nautical Nut.' "
Oh, yes, I did hear about him. And, by the way, I see Sara
Mitchell is our Irish Ambassadoressf'
"She certainly was some politician," replied Smith. "She was
one of our Democratic Senators in Civics, if I remember correctly.
But prepare yourself for the shock. Last year, when I was traveling
in the Orient, I ran into Hiddleson, and what do you think he has?"
"Not a talking streak?"
Well then, nothing else will surprise me."
"This will. He has a Harem."
Now, Smith, if you want me to listen to you, you must tell the
truth. How is Martha Burns?"
"Oh, she is running all over the country giving these flesh re-
duction lessons. Last week she gave Ruth Meakins one, and you
should see Alene Trautwein. She looks like a skeleton, after two
"But poor John Flikkema. He's out of his mind now. He got
into the habit of carrying candy down to M. H. S. in 1916, and never
got over it. He still makes trips down there every noon with a sack
of chocolates for the youngsters. I always knew his generosity
would lead him to destruction."
"Well, that certainly is sad. How's Gertrude Bartlett?"
"Oh, she is playing ragtime in Woolworth's, and Birney Ritchie
is turning the pages for her, and once in awhile he favors the public
with 'Morrison Loyalty.' And Clara Hanson is teaching at M. H. S.
When we were there she had taken Geometry II three years, well,
she decided to make it a life study."
"Olga Dovicke is one of the world's greatest contralto singers.
Last time I heard her she was singing at the Lyric Theatre for the
benefit of the new CPD Gym. Our Dutch friend, Rick, has quit posing
as twins, as he got into many diiliculties, and now he is wrestling.
He won over Frank Gotch last night."
Well, Smith, you have told me how the bunch fared, and they
fared pretty well, but you never mentioned Walter Knox."
"No, I wasn't going to either. You know he always was a way-
ward fellow. He nearly drove Miss Barnes crazy, and he and Mr.
Weaver had a misunderstanding when we were Freshies. Walter
had an awful habit, and, as I expected, it led him to the 'pen.' He
carved his name on the new brick pavement, so I arrested him and
had him sent to Joliet. Poor Knox."
S500!! REWARD!! S500!!
To the man who can persuade Bayard Hollinshead to cut his
hair. We fear it is becoming wild and wooly and endangering his
classmates. cslgnedp FACULTY.
OUR M. H. S. LIBRARY
It is a great pleasure for us to put before the public this list of
books, whichour fellow schoolmates have so ably composed. They
are now well kept in the Library of M. H. S., and are carefully dusted
each and every day by our Janitor, Mr. Mouck. It will no doubt
surprise you to find that so many of our High School Students have
taken the habit, writing.
Well, you see, it's just this way. There is always some sort of
fad among the students. All of a sudden they started the habit of
writing Cnotesj. The editorial board soon noticed that a fine oppor-
tunity was before them, and, as a result you have before you the
good work the students did. We trust that you can tell the nature
of the book by the title. '
Concentration ,,,,,,,.,,,. ,,,,,,,,, , , . Bayard Hollinshead "What Would a Gentleman Do? "..,, ,.,.,,, . ,Clara Hanson
'Old Curiosity Shop" CPhysics Labl ..,,....... .. .... .......... ' 'Two Ruths ".. . .. . .. . ., ...... Ruth Dykema, Ruth Stinton
- -- -- H- Prof- H- J- Terrence "Loyal Every Minute" , . ,. ,, Hazel Mathew
'Forty Minutes Late" . n ..-- John Henry Hamilton rm New, But ru Get Acquaimedn .Dorothy wohnke
'The Camera Fiend" ----- V ---- Charles A- Buff "I Love to Gaze at Seniors" ,. . ,. ...... Olive Olson
Bees" --'------- '--------f- - ---- L Yle Ritchie "Bates, Human, Not Fish" , . , Clyde Crump
'A F001 there Was" ---- ---- E afl Weaver "It's Hard to be Good" ....,. .,.,, C lark Smouse
'Social FUHCUOHS' '-,, ----. ,..,-- A D TODO Club "Those Senior Boys" ,...,. . , .. ., .. Della Bump
'OUIHTU H ---- H ------- ---- ---- - L ewis Mathew "Tempest and Sunshine" ..,.,, ..,.., . , ,. , . Joyce Heath
Angelsl' - -- ---- -V - - -- - Helen Raflden Working Algebra for that Freshman" ,Gertrude Blean
HOW to SCl'3De UD 3 Fellow" f- ---Florence Gnllenrine "This is Life" . ,,... ....... ...... . , . ..,.... . Esther Olson
Choosing H Tie" -- - A A - - - Alfred C0lllnS "The Four Ages of Man" ..,, Completed by the Seniors
'GCOYQCN ----4- - '--- - '--- -- - - - - Alice Maude Rewlafld "The Man from Newton ",,,.,,. , ,.,,... Martha Burns
'Coniiicting Dates" ,,....., ,,.. , ,. ,. ,... , . Helen Olds --Artists" gnnnnvugygn ,,Q,. ,..,-Q A n dl-ew Mccutcheon Swanson
Bluff Others as They Bluff You" ..,., .,.......,. ..,,. .,..... - - F resh Fun" uugn -,AA n I H VKVIQ V gnu, K Cecil Edlund
-James Percival Jenkins --Fiddler" L . V . Clark Hanson
Fordsn "s"' ' ' " " ' A " ' Alena Trautwein "l'm Little, But I'm Spunky" ,James Archibald Knox
'Correct Stammeringf' Monsieur George L. Kidd ..N0t so Bad, After An.. --AIII H YY... V 4 -A Cyril Hammer
'S'1cCeSSfull'eml0ning" - ----- Dorothy Smith --Love Is Life "... ,.,...,, .... . L. . ,.,. ...Willard Martin
'Dangerous Altitudes' . . . .. . ., Paul C. Bent, Jr. .variety is the Spice of Life., H n Alfred Hiddleson
'After All, It Can't Be Helped" ...,. Florence Lange Just for Fun.. --Q-v'V I guurv lnuqvlv I H ,.'--' .ngn n H Ida Preston
'Rahl Rah! Freshies" . ,,.. , .,.. .,.. , . Glenn Hoover ..
Dream That Came True" .. ,, Fred Rastede
A New Sensation" ..,.. .,.. L loyd Durward
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Football . .
Tracke ..... ,S
September 25 to November 25
, 2 , January 5 to February 18
A e,ee , be e,ee ,, e..,,,,.April7
,, ,l,,.. May 13
When we come to High School Athletics, we feel that someone
from M. H. S. should be given a chance to speak. The Morrison
High School has had Athletics for a number of years now, and each
year our standing has been raised.
In the Fall the majority of the time is spent in playing Football,
the King of Sports. There seems to be nothing more exciting or in-
teresting to a high school student than to watch that team, the team
of which they boast, force its way down the field, and then be re-
pulsed, and even driven back, by opponents. And then to see a
player get away with the ball, go thru a fake play, or a line smash,
and at last go over the enemy's line. Morrison has just such a time
every Fall when eleven men, each with a desire to do his share in
winning a victory for old Red and Black, go onto that field with their
teeth set and a determination to win.
After the Football season is over, everybody becomes interested
in Basketball. Here we also have exciting moments, when the ball
is taken back and forth, up and down the floor, and finally a player
shoots a star basket. But Basketball doesn't seem to last as long as
Football, or Track, which comes next.
Morrison has an exceptionally fine place for track work. The
Fair Association is always willing to let the teams use the race track
at the Fair Grounds, which make an excellent grounds. Perhaps,
without a doubt, Track is the finest all-around sport for a high school,
for most any man with any athletic ability can find a place in the
track work, if not in a race, in either the jumps or weights.
Last of all comes the Baseball. The early publication of the
Annual restrains us from giving the Baseball reports this year, but
if they are as good as usual we can easily judge what they will be.
Tennis has also become a great factor in M. H. S. This year the
girls are preparing a court, and expect to participate in the great
game. The girls have carried on indoor athletic work the entire
year, from which they have secured much benefit.
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S C H E D U L E
September 25-Prophetstown O Prophetstown, 01
October 2-Sterling- eeee Sterling, 03
October 9-Clinton Clinton, 0:
October 16-Dixon .. .. O Dixon, 6
October 23-Open date, no game.
October 30-Clinton ..,,,,,... O . O. Clinton, 6:
November 6-Sterling Sterling, 03
November 13-Savanna . OO Savanna, 03
Savanna OO OO
OO O.OOO Dixon, 0,
OO . O.OOOOOOOO.OO O O.OOSavanna, 0,
Games played, 9. Games won, 9.
Per cent, 1000.
M. H. S., 30
M. H. S., 28
M. H. S., 72
M. H. S., 14
M. H. S., 13
M. H. S., 25
M. H. S., 61
M. H. S., 13
M. H. S., 109
M. H. S., 365
BACK ROW, LEFT T0 RIGHT
Knox .. .... . .,..,, A .. .... , . , . ....... A.., AA. A.V A,..,. , A...,,. G u ard
Heath .. ..,. ..... . , ......,,..., .,... Center
Hamilton T ttn, ,,tt,,,,,,4,,,,,,,,,,,,tt,,,,, ,Guard
Torrence t....,.A. ..,tt,tt Manager and Coach
Osborn ..,Y, a... . ..,,, . . ,.,ao ,,a,.,,,,,,,,,,,oorr,, ,,r,,,,r. T a ckle
Weaver arr,, aaa.... President M. H. S. A. A.
Smith ...... .. ....,..,. , ................,.....,. ,...,..... G uard
Rastede A ...., .,,...... T ackle
Cook ,,,...,... .....,.....,,....., .......,,,.,..,..,,.,.......,.,... . , , ....,..... Guard
Mioou-: Row, LEFT TO RIGHT
Hiddleson . ., ......,.......... ..,,......., ..,..,,, ...,,,.....,. ...,.......,.. . . . . End
Green .... ...,.,,,.. .......,. . , . ...........,.... .,...................,.......,.....,.. -Guard
Wentz .. , ., ....,.,... Left Half Back
Reid .,..,......,... . ...............,,............ End
B. Ritchie ........,. . ....., ,,.....,..... Q uarter Back
rRoNr Row, LEFT T0 RIGHT
L. Ritchie ........., ..., .............. ..... . . , . .......,.,... Right Half Back
Rick, Captain A . .,......,.. ,.,,...., F ull Back
Austin ......... .....,. ........,..............,.... E n d
PROOF THAT THE WIND IS BLIND
Wind is a zephyrg
A zephyr is a yarn:
A yarn is a storyg
A story is an attachmentg
An attachment is loveg
Therefore the wind is blin
And love is blind-
CKnowledge gained in
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We could say much about the Football team of 1915 and the
record they have established for M. H. S. But we merely wish to
bring to the minds of interested persons points worth remembering.
Perhaps one of the most interesting facts to remember is that
the team played real football the whole season, permitting only two
teams to score on them, and winning everygame. In connection
with this,it is well to remember that, with the exception of the first
game with Prophetstown, all the games were played with larger
We all realize that during the season certain hardships came
about, but they happen in all schools. In any of the schools certain
In all the games of the season, the team has gone upon the field
of battle with a determination to win, and this has led to victories
which have set a new High School record. If the question were
asked, "Are you proud of the record?", the answer would be unani-
It is for this reason the students of the High School were so
willing to assist in the purchase of the large, red sweaters. These
sweaters are girdled with a black band and have service stripes
around the arm, showing the number of years each one has played.
The Girls' Athletic Association gave a splendid banquet in honor
of the record. It was a good thing it was at the end of the season,
for the feed was tremendous.
So here's to the team that set the new record for the High
School, and may teachers and pupils never forget it.
BASKETBALL, 1915 AND 1916
Due to the great interest in Football, the Basketball season was
late in starting. However, by the middle of December, Manager Tor-
rence had things going in such a way that the team was ready for a
successful season. On January 7 the team met and defeated the
Militia, 19 to 14. This was a surprise to officials, as the Militia team
was composed of some former High School players. On January 14
the team went to Prophetstown and defeated that team, 23 to 22.
The Prophetstown aggregation was in the lead until the last ten
minutes of play, when Morrison simply carried them off their feet.
On February 21 Amboy was defeated 35 to 14. At this part of
the season the team was in its prime. They played the Morrison
Independents and were defeated only 21 to 11 by that fast team.
The following Friday they beat the Clinton Seconds, 35 to 4. The
last game of the season was played at Amboy, our hardest game.
Hurd, our star player, refused to go for some unknown reason, and
the game was lost. Without him the team could not work in its
Among the other players worthy of mention are Smith at center,
Lyle Ritchie at forward, and B. Ritchie and Rick at guard. It was
due to Iine guarding by these two that some fast teams were de-
BACK ROW, LEFT T0 RIGHT
Burr, Forward V Rick, Guard
Flikkema, Center Torrence, Mgr. and Coach
FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT
L. Ritchie, Forward-Guard Smith, Captain, Center
Kidd, Forward B. Ritchie, Guard
January 5-Company I r,,,, ,,., , .. .,,..,. Company I, 125 M. H. S.,
January 14-Prophetstown ......... , Prophetstown, 223 M. H. S.,
January 21-Amboy ,..,,,,............,... ,..,.,...,... Amboy, 143 M. H. S.,
January 28-Independents , . Independents, 213 M. H. S.,
February 4-Clinton ,,,.,r,......, .. ,,,.,................ Clinton, 4, M. H. S.,
February 18-Amboy ..,..,,,,,,.... .......... . ............... A mboy, 223 M. H. S.,
Total-Opponents, 95: M. H. S.,
Games played, 6. Games won, 4.
When Henry gets to school when due:
When Louise forgets to smile at you:
When Collins wears a necktie blue,
When Walter K. decides it wrong to argue:
When Flikkie gets a shine or twog
When Carl W. forgets to change his hueg
When Junior class meetings are gentle as dewg
When Martha gets one fellow' instead of two:
When Bump forgets to follow Hazel to her pew,
When Torrence forgets to grin at you,
Then you will hear the faculty holler,
"Cheer, boys, do!"
ON TRACK AND FIELD
This year M. H. S. is doing more in track and field work than
she has ever done before. The season started early in April, and on
April 7 was held the annual Inter-class Meet. In this, many of the
events were won by new men, and although it was bitterly cold, some
records were made. Little more attention was paid to track events
until about the last of April or the first of May, when the manager
of the team received an entry blank from Cornell College, requesting
the presence of a team at the Interscholastic at Mount Vernon, Iowa,
May 6, 1915. Different members of the team became interested, and
a number finally made up their minds to attend. On May 5 sixteen
of our boys left for Cornell, some as contestants, and some merely as
At Cornell the boys were given fine treatment. In the morning,
immediately after the preliminaries, there was an exciting ball game
between Cornell College and Iowa City, resulting in a score of 3 to 1
in favor of Cornell. After the luncheon at the gym, the boys pre-
pared for the final meet. At 5:30 they attended the banquet given
by the "C" Club, and in the evening enjoyed the play, "Milestones"
But the results of the meet are what interest us most. Rick
proved himself the best of our representatives by bringing home two
medals, one first and one second. In the half-mile he finished sec-
ond by a fine sprint at the last. In the running broad jump he tied
with Bentley of Polo for first place, but when the tie was jumped off
he beat his opponent by almost a foot, making a new record for him-
self of 19 feet GM inches. The medal for first place was of gold, and
that for second of silver, both very fine medals. Edwin Boyd fea-
tured well in the half-mile, but was unable to place, although he
came in fourth. Burr did well in the running high jump, making a
height of 5 feet 2 inches, while the winners of the event tied at 5 feet
4 inches. J. Boyd and Hollinshead did their best in the sprints, but
were unable to qualify. Green, Austin and Cook were also entered
in some of the hurdles and runs, but were unable to qualify. But if
one consider the material with which Morrison had to compete, we
can congratulate the boys on what they did do.
On the following Wednesday, May 10, the Savanna team came
to Morrison, and a dual meet took place. The result was favorable
to Morrison by a score of 56 to 48. The day was not good in the
least for a meet, as there was a strong north wind blowing continu-
ously, which interferred with the jumping and running. Neverthe-
less, the record for the pole vault was broken by Rick, who made a
height of 9 feet 5 inches. Burr also broke the record for standing
broad jump by a jump of 8 feet 8M inches. John Boyd won the
440-yard dash in 58 seconds, which broke the former record of the
There will probably be other meets this year, as one is now
scheduled with Clinton for May 27, but the Annual goes to press too
early to receive the reports. It is expected that more of the records
will be broken.
OUR TRACK TEAM
BACK ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT
Smith, Weights, High Jump
Burr, High Jump, Running Broad, Standing Broad,
Peterson, 440-yard Dash, High Jump
Boyd, 50-yard Dash, 100-yard Dash, 220-yard Dash
FRONT ROW, LEFT T0 RIGHT
Wentz, Half-mile, 440-yard Dash, 220-yard Dash
Kidd, High Jump, 220-yard Dash, 440-yard Dash,
Rick, 50-yard Dash, 440-yard Dash, 880-yard Run, Mile,
Pole Vault, Running Broad, Weights
Hollinshead, 50-yard Dash, 100-yard Dash, 220-yard Dash
Ritchie, Weights, Running Broad, Standing Broad
THE INTERCLASS TRACK MEET
50-yard Dash. Time, 5.5 seconds.
1st, Rick 2nd, Hollinshead 3rd, Boyd
100-yard Dash. Time, 11.6 seconds
1st, Hollinshead 2nd, Boyd 3rd, Kidd
Half Mile. Time, 2 minutes 31 seconds.
1st, Rick 2nd, Boyd 3rd, Green
220-yard Dash. Time, 26 seconds.
lst, Boyd 2nd, Hollinshead 3rd, Kidd
Running High Jump. Height, 5 feet 2 inches.
1st, Burr 2nd, Rick 3rd, Smith
Mile. Time, 6 minutes 30 seconds.
lst, Rick 2nd, Kidd 3rd, Crump
Shot Put. Distance, 31 feet 2.5 inches.
lst, Rick 2nd, Smith 3rd, Ritchie
1st, Rick 2nd, Peterson 3rd, Kidd
Pole Vault. Height, 8 feet 8 inches.
1st, Rick 2nd, Burr 3rd, Kidd
Running Broad Jump. Distance, 19 feet.
lst, Rick 2nd, Ritchie 3rd, Kidd
Standing Broad Jump. Distance, 8 feet 8 inches.
1st, Burr 2nd, Ritchie 3rd, Cook
Standing High Jump. Height, 3 feet 4 inches.
lst, Burr 2nd, Ritchie 3rd, Moulton
Relay. W-mile. Time, 56.6 seconds.
1st, Seniors 2nd, Sophomores 3rd, Juniors
Seniors, 873 Sophomores, 153 Juniors, 12, Freshmen, 3.
Rick, 38, Burr, 18, Hollinshead, 113 Ritchie, 103 Boyd, 93 Kidd, 83
Smith, 43 Peterson, Boyd, 35 Crump, Cook, Moulton, 1.
The majority of these records have been broken since the Inter
class meet in either the Interscholastic at Cornell or the Savanna
M. H. S. dual meet. 1
Owing to the late start in Baseball in M. H. S. this year, the
Annual goes to press too early to report any of the games. Never-
theless, we are assured of a good team, for with Mr. Torrence as
manager and Lyle Ritchie as Captain it is sure to go.
RECORDS-FIELD AND TRACK
The following are the records made in field and track in the last
few years, as taken from the diary of an athlete. This list includes
records made not only in Morrison, but also at Mt. Vernon and
Running Brd. Jump
Running High Jump
Standing Brd. Jump
Standing High Jump
George D. Rick
George D. Rick
George D. Rick
George D. Rick
George D. Rick
Charles A. Burr
Charles A. Burr
George D. Rick
Charles A. Burr
10 3-5 seconds
2 min. 8 sec.
4 min. 45 sec.
19 ft. 6M in.
5 ft. 2 in.
37 ft. 6 in.
8 ft. 85 in.
9 ft. 5 in.
3 ft. 4 in.
GIRLS' GYMNASIUM CLUB
BACK ROW, LEFT T0 RIGHT
Edith Curtis Susie Jenkins
Nellie Conrady Miss Utley, Instructor
Miss Brown, Instructor Lola Stinemyer
Beatrice Johnston Theo Blodgett
Dorothy Knox Alene Trautwein
Edith Norrish Miss Fredeen, Instructor
rRoNr Row, LEFT ro RIGHT
Ruth Green ' Katherine Koster
Helen Puddifoot Eugenie Sullivan
Dorothy Wohnke Lucile Stevens
Edna Swanson Ruth Anderson
Lucy Robertson Atha Kratz
Helen Olds Gladys Kennedy
Doroth Smith Ida Preston
In September the majority of the girls organized an Athletic
Association for the purpose of promoting athletics for themselves
and supporting the boys in their work.
Two nights each week, from November to April, were devoted
to gymnasium work, consisting of Swedish Gymnastics and Volley
Ball, Wands or Indian Clubs. Such physical exercise has proved
both beneficial, after several hours of mental work, and enjoyable, as
was manifested by the interest taken in it.
Another new feature has been added to the work of the Associa-
tion this Spring, that of making a tennis court. And in this the
boys, with their brawn and siuewy arms, have been a great help to
Next year some credit is to be given for work in the Physical
Culture department, based on attendance and quality of the work.
K Y 74- i .
On field and on track, Morrison,
We're dark red and black, Morrison,
We know you are peers, and a team without fears,
And we back you with cheers, Morrison.
CYelD Rah! Rah!
So play a good game, Morrison,
Be true to your name, Morrison:
Our team is our fame defender,
On, boys, for we expect a victory from you, Morrison.
CYellD Cha Bim! Cha Boom!
Cha Bim! Boom! Bah!
Morrison! Morrison! Rah! Rah! Rah!
Get in the game, you fellows, get on your toes,
Go at them with a vim, and trim up your foes,
Like teams of old by trying, always defying,
Now we are crying,
CYelD Oskey! Wow! Wow!
In former days we've conquered,
Why not again!
Now go ahead and prove to them you are men:
We know there's victory for you at the end,
So here's unto you, Morrison!
Ewa :E 6 O25
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5:4 ECON EAS
ADVICE TO THE FRESHIES
Be Careful what You Eat
In these days of indigestion
It is oftentimes a question
As to what to eat and what to leave alone,
For each microbe and bacillus
Has a different way to kill us,
And in time they always claim us for their own.
There are germs of every kind
In any food that you can find '
In the market or upon the bill of fare.
Drinking water's just as risky
As the so-called deadly whisky,
And it's often a mistake to breathe the air.
Some little bug is going to find you some day,
Some little bug will creep behind you some day:
Then he'll send for his bug friends
And all your earthly trouble ends:
Some little bug is going to find you some day.
The inviting green cucumber
Gets 'most everybody's number,
While the green corn has a system of its own:
Though a radish seems nutritious,
Its behavior is quite vicious,
And a doctor will be coming to your home.
Eating lobster cooked or plain
Is only flirting with ptomaine,
While an oyster sometimes has a lot to say.
But the clams we eat in chowder
Make the angels chant the louder.
For they know that we'll be with them right away.
Take a slice of nice fried onion
And your fit for Dr. Muniong
Apple dumplings kill you quicker than a train.
Chew a cheesy midnight "rabbit"
And a grave you'll soon inhabit-
Ah, to eat at all is such a foolish game.
Eating huckleberry pie
ls a pleasing way to die,
While sauerkraut brings on softening of the brain.
When you eat banana fritters
Every undertaker titters,
And the casket makers nearly go insane.
Some little bug is going to find you some day,
Some little bug will creep behind you someday:
With a nervous little quiver
He'll give cirrhosis of the liver:
Some little bug is going to find you some day.
When cold storage vaults I visit
I can only say, what is it
Makes poor mortals fill their systems with such
Now for breakfast prunes are dandy
If a stomach pump is handy,
And your doctor can be found quite soon enough.
Eat a plate of fine pig's knuckles
And the headstone cutter chuckles,
While the gravedigger makes a note upon his cuff.
Eat that lovely red bologna
And you'll wear a wooden kimono.
As your relatives start scrapping 'bout your stuff.
Some little bug is going to find you some day,
Some little bug will creep behind you some day:
Eating juicy sliced pineapple
Makes the sexton dust the chapel:
Some little bug is going to find you some day.
All these crazy foods they mix
Will fioat us 'cross the River Styx,
Or they'll start us climbing up the milky wayg
And the meats we eat in courses
Means a hearse and two black horses,
So before a meal some people always pray.
Lucious grapes breed 'pendicitis,
And the juice leads to gastritis,
So there's only death to greet us either way:
And fried liver's nice, but, mind you,
Friends will soon ride slow behind you.
And the papers then will have nice things to say.
Some little bug is going to find you some day,
Some little bug will creep behind you some day.
Eat some sauce, they call it chili,
On your breast they'll place a lily:
Some little bug is going to find you some day.-Ex.
A YEAR AGO
CJunior Banquet 19153
The Board of Editors wish to express their sincere thanks for the
use of the following toast, which was given at the Junior banquet,
1915, by our most respected mathematics teacher, Miss Mabel V.
Williard, who is now teaching at Charleston, Ill. As we recollect
our respective positions and social standing at that time, it seems
queer, but we were there once, and did many things that would now
When I think of the Junior Class I am reminded at once of a
recent visit to a music store. I was in quest of "Morrison Loyalty."
Had you gone with me you would have found some titles and first
lines which would have startled you, no doubt. "The Little Old Ford
Rambled Right Along," to be sung with illustrated pictures by our
friend "Hank" "Has Anyone Here Seen Henry?" "Too Much Ford,"
someone said. However, just enough to deliver its owner safe and
Then, "There's Nothing to Do but Chat," to be put on soon by
Sara Mitchell. She believes in it too, you know.
There was a great headline which said, "Try this over on your
piano." This is what we were to try: "Gladsome Gladys is Gathering
Garlands for Glen, great garlands of glaring gladiolas she does gather,
Glen gets a glance of .......,., " and there it stopped. I thot it such a
pity, for that part was so euphonious.
Another the publishers assured 'me had only been out a few
weeks, and had sprung into popular favor at once: 'Tm the Guy that
Put Olds in 0ldsm0bile," by Birney, and the answer was, "There's a
Little Spark of Love Still Birney."
Well, there are many ways of getting information, but this beats
all. I didn't know before how musical our Junior Class was.
"What d'ye say, you lost those Boots?" The author of this is
unknown. He probably wrote it and then went to war. At any
rate, we shall have one in war some day, for "Bump" Crump is re-
ported to have sung upon request, "When I'm Big l'll be a Soldier."
Have you ever heard that tenor solo so delicately rendered by Lyle
Ritchie on the Edison? He will sing from morning until night-if
you keep winding the machine-"Be my little baby bumble bee."
But there was a sheet which you'll admit has an original title, "Along
came George," introduced and pushed to success by Alice. Then, too,
"The high cost of candy is making John broke," had charms for
One said, "Play the following over three or four times exactly as
written. You will then realize why this song is sweeping the country
as no other has done for years. The melody will haunt you." This,
being composed by a young lady of decided musical ability in a little
town in Chio, was, "If they'd only leave poor Homer's ribs alone, I'm
sure I'd wear a smile like Sunny Jim. It is cruelty to start to break
the cc,,.,,,. and you'll have to imagine the rest or buy a copy to get
the ending. Would you like to know the song they're all talking
about? Full orchestration, for sale wherever music is sold. If your
dealer can't supply you, send twenty-five cents to the publisher and
get a copy of "When it's moonlight down at Matznick's, I want to see
There was an old song rewritten by one of our residents, "I didn't
raise my Sammy to be falling off his chair." Just the same, he did.
Just a little ad in the upper corner of the back sheet called attention
to the fact that a new ditty was being featured by Fred Rastede in
Morrison, and proved to be successful. "To the Runyan's we must
go to get a piece of cake" Cwas that true?J. They say that Harold
Smith still sings in his sleep, "Take me out to the ball game." Does
he mean Sterling or Fulton? "Fiddle up, fiddle up, on your violin",
attracted Clara Hanson, for she came in the store while I was there
and traded a bright, new dime for a copy.
Oneiof our Juniors, Alfred Hiddleson, has had a new verse dedi-
cated to him, and it promises to enter the race for popularity next
season. "The lost chord"-I mean, "The lost vocal chord."
Specks Weaver will propably put on a little sketch in the movies
soon, entitled, "How many hearts have I broken today?" This is not
a song without words, but one without an answer. Who knows?
To Olga was written, "Just for a brown eyed girl," and Martha
has sung, "When I walk, I always walk with Albert," which probably
refers to Fenton. Iasked the dealer who wrote "Bawlin' for Jack,','
and he said he understood it was Gertrude Bartlett, but I told him
that song would not last long, for when Jack goes, Jill will no doubt
find a Freshman John.
"Come, take a ride in my speeding machine," is getting more
newspaper puffs than any other ten songs. That means it's a "hit,"
and we will appreciate it more, coming as it does from one who un-
derstands how to speed a Cadillac, and directed at our own Vera. I
finally found a song to the tune of "Morrison Loyalty," although the
words were different. It read, "You're Loyal to Us, Garrison." When
I found it, I decided to go, but before leaving asked the dealer what
were his three best sellers. "First, and best," he told me, "was one
composed by Bayard Hollinsheadf'
"They always, always pick on me,
They never, never let me beg
I'm so lonesome, awfully sad,
It's been a long time since l've been glad,
But I know what I'll do, some sweet day.
I'll go to Polo, and there I'll stay,
And when I'm gone-just wait and see-A
They'll get Charles Burr, and send him after me."
The next in popularity was by Carl Meakins:
"It was a long way to Sterling,
It was a rough road to gog
It's the longest way to Sterling,
In Couris' machine-I know.
Good-bye, all you fellows,
Farewell, M. H. S.
Therels a bad place between here and Sterling,
And I struck it, I guessf,
This was to have been featured on Mr. Fitzgerald's anxitaphone,
but we didn't get the record in time. The third our dealer thot
might possibly be:
"When a boy named Knox, Knox, Knox,
Spends the night with Sammy S.,
What do you suppose did happen?
You will never guess.
Well, I cannot tell you now,
For that would be a shame:
But Walter knows just how it goes
Not to answer to some other name?
This visit to the music store has encouraged me greatly. The
Juniors are jumping right to the front in music, as in entertaining,
and to them I would say:
"You're not finished, just beginning,
You'll be there in the winningg
Your girls are few, but they are true,
And your boys surely good fellows, too.
Oh the year nineteen sixteen is for luck and
On red and black you'll not go back,
So here's to all of you."
THE JUNIOR'S DREAM
When the night is slowly falling,
And the busy day is done,
And you're sitting in the twilight,
Just you, the only one.
You're feeling sad and lonely,
And you have a little dream-
You seem to be in forests,
Resting near a rippling stream.
The sun is shining brightly,
The birds seem happy and gayg
And then you sigh in wonder,
"Oh, what a perfect day."
The dream becomes much sweeter,
Your heart leaps with a whirl,
When on the bank of yonder stream
You recognize a girl.
Her dress is of a crystal white,
With a sash of navy blue:
And there you sit and wonder
If she recognizes you.
Then you speak to her so kindly,
And she answers with a smile,
Which seems to make you happy
And think that life's worth while.
It is only but a moment,
And you are on your feet,
Standing there and glaring
At the beauty you should meet.
You advance a little forward,
And fall into the strearng
And then awake in wonder-
For it's only but a dream.
Sterling Football" fmusicalb ..,........ ,.......,.,.........,,, ,.,.,.. .
Music by G. D. Rick: Words by C. A. Burr
Nine Girls He Had" ...,......... ,. . .,.. .,.... , Birney Ritchie
Cornell Chapel" ..,,,....,. ,,,, . ., .,.,....., Prof. H. J. Torrence
Little Men "........... .,,. O . Johnson, L. Kidd, D. Robertson
Pigs is Pigs" ....,.,. ,..... ...... ...,....... ,.,... A l v i n Flikkema
Sister Masons ".......... .. ............ .,,, ....,,. V i da Mason
A Mere Man" C0 ................ ....,....., . .. ,..Lloyd Matthew
Fun in a Photograph Gallery" ..... ..... A nnual Staff
Dead Love" ...,,.,........ .,.........,,..... ...,.,,, V i va Aldritt
How an Angel Looks ",,.... . . ,.... .Helen Raridon
Woman's Hate" ........ .... . ,..,.,, H elen Puddifoot
Violet in Fairyland" ....... .......... V ioletta Nice
Freeman's Protection ",...... ,.,,, .,., . . . .,.,. Ruth Anderson
The Time of His Life" ....,,, .. ....,..... Emerson Peterson
No Girl's Admitted" qmusicalb Solo ...,.. Carl Wiersema
Seen and Not Heard" ....... ........... , . ..,..., ,...., R uth Green
Miss Fearless and Co." ..,.,... ...... ...., .,.... E d n a Swanson
'Uproar Grand" .,..,,. .. .,..... H. S. Orchestra
'The Stage Hero" ......., ..,.. ..,., ......, R o y Hanson
'A Cheerful Companion" ..... .,.. ,...... P h oebe Fletcher
'A Gentle Touch" .....,....,,.. .............. ..,.,...... A d a Miller
That Boy Jim" .........,..,,. . ...... .
'The Modest Maid" ,..,.
'The Light of Earth"
'King Hal ........ .. . ..
'After Grace" UD .,.....
Gypsy Queen" .........
'Poor Pauline", Solo ..,.. .
. ....... Earl Weaver
l .,..,.. Edna Mathew
.. ..,,,.. .,,,. K arl Heath
A Day in Flowerdom". .,.. ,.... ...,.... ...... E l i zabeth Bruins
'One Day's Fun" ......,....
'Sleeping Beauties" ..........
amilton, Walter Knox
Bravest Boy in Town" ,... . .,... ,
"Sweet Girl Graduates" CD ,.
Since Sister's Got a Beau"...
S0 I Got To Thinking of Her"
Her Name Was Smith" ,,.,,...
Bee, Queen" , ..,... ,...
"Crowning Love" ,.., ..
"Land of Sometime" ,,,.,. .. .
The Parting" ....,.. ...,.. . .
Your Necktie's Up Behind"
A Bachelor's Elopementn , ,
B1lly's Bungalow" ....... ,....,,,
What s Next? ....... . ,.........
"Fun in a School Room" ......
While Mortals Sleep" ...,...
A Holy Terror" .,,......,,,..
"Afeared of a Gal" .....,..
"Too Many Husbands" .,,..
Wisht I wuz a Girl" .........
Diamonds and Hearts" .,....,
How I Kissed Her ....... ....,.... ,..,..
.. ..,,., Senior Girls
.. Freeman Green
Sung by Freshmen
. ., .......... Elsie Frost
...,. Resolved Hurd
. .... ...... P aul Potter
, ,,.,,.. Anna Donichy
.. ..,,,. Edith Norrish
...,., Harry Tucker
The Freshmen "..... ....... Arthur Hatfield, Alfred Briggs
Midsummer Night's Dream" ....... ...,.,,.. ....... L e ola Green
Kiss in the Dark" ........,,,,,,,, ..,,,,.,..,,,,,, ,,,, ,,,,,, J o h n Boyd
Mr. Bob" ............... ........ ....... ...........,,,,.,. .....,.. V e r a Martin
She Seemeth Lean and Hungry" qmusicalj ........
Solo by Ruth Meakins
A Grin He Wore"... ......., Hon. John Wadsworth Gridley
A Flght Against Fate" ,.,..,,. .,....,..., ...... ........ L y d 1a Riley
'Captain of Plymouth"
'My Turn Next" .... ..
'She Comes Up Smiling" .... ..
'A New Sensation" .... ,.
'0utwitted" .... ......,.......,,. .....,. ...... F r a nces Quackenbush
'A Dinner for Two" ,..,,.. .. .......................... Aelred Kraft
The Conspirators" . Earl Pearson, Clarence Kennedy
'Preserving a Smith" .... ,
The Romance of Phyllis"
A Day and a Night" ,.....4..,,.,,.......,., ,...i. ....... A t ha Kratz
'Will My Soul Pass Thru
Dot s Auction ..... ...,..,..
'Football Romances" .
Ireland?" ...... .... S ara Mitchell
., Dorothy Knox
,Charles Burr, George Rick
'Merry Old Maids" .,.. ...,.,,,.., L ois Snyder, Fern Jacobson
'Brave Little Tom-boy" .....,........,..,... . ,. Lucile Stevens
'The Sophomore", ........... ..
All a Mistake . ...i..,...,., I
.. Durward Cook
Popping the Question" ...... ......,..,........,,.. W ard Moulton
The Spy" ........ ..,.,............
4 . u
Whiskers ,.,... ..,. ,,....
. .... .. .,.,.. George Lawton
Shame" ,,,..,,,,,r,,,,, , ,,,,,,,,,..., ..,,......l......... ......,. G e orge Kidd
. . .
Try Smiling" ,........,....,............ ,....,.,............,. J ohn Gridley
Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder" ...,... ,.......... .
'George' '... ......... .,... .....,....,,....,.r.,..,.,...rrr... A 1 i ce Rowland
'Two of a Kind" ,r,.,.. ....,. E thel Rastede, Reca Wilkins
'East Lynne" ,, ,..,. ..,r,., , , ........... .... ..,... E u genie Sullivan
'Not Much of a Talker" CD ....... ....., . , ,..,... Alice Snyder
'My Aunt from California" ., i.,.,... .,,.. ..... T h eo. Blodgett
'April Fools" Earl Weaver, Alfred Collins, B. Ritchie
,. George Matznick
l,,,,.. .. ..,..... ..... N ellie Conrady
,.. .,...,... Leona Matthew
A .. Lloyd Durward
'Love is Life ....... .. ................... Solo by Willard Martin
'I Hear You Calling Me"
'He Kissed Me ,......,,
.. ., . .Lois Rounds
"BecauseI Love You" .,.,
Three Bright Girls" ..,..,,
Women's Rights" ....,...
A Silent SchoIar" ,.,,li. ,..,..,, ...l.,
How to Whistle ....... ......., , ,
lt's So Nice to be Acquainted"
Dreams for Sale . .....,.....,...... l
Her Preference, Charles"..
I'm Not a Single Man" ..,...
.. Alte Brands
.. .,.......... Susie Jenkins
A Golden Heart ......,.... l.,.,...., ...,... A m y Donahue
A Cheerful Smile" ..
I Want Fair Play" .,... .
The Country Boy" .....,......,.. .
"In the Eyes of the Public" ,..,,,....
Gold Did Not Buy It" ........ ...,.., , .
Man Wants Little Here Below"
"I Know a Maiden" l... ..,...,.,...,. , ..
When Women Rule ..,,... .,., ....
"A Farmer's Daughter" ,
"Persecuted Dutchman" ,.r....
"Just Plain 'Dot' " ........
, ,,...,,.,.. Harley Ross
. ........,. ..,....,. E d. Boyd
A, ,, ,. Lewis Mathew
.. ..... John Flikkema
The Professor ,,,.....,.,,,,..,,..,. .....,.. B ayard Hollinshead
When a Man's Single" ....,
"Confessions of a Male Flirt" ,, ,I
Rocky Ford" .. ..,..... .,...,, ,..., . .
Kissing the Wrong Girl" ..,....
.. ., ...... Howard Wentz
. ,. . Harold Smith
.. ,, ..,,.,.. Ethel Gaffey
He Had No Show" ,,,,.,.,...,......, . ...,.... ...,.. B irney Ritchie
"Little Lucy" ,,,, ,,,,,, ,,,,,,..,,.,..i...,. ........ ...... L u c y Robertson
I Can't Do a Thing With My Hair Since lt's
Washed ",,, ,.........i.......,. ..,.....,,,... , .... D oris Mason
A Remarkable Case" ii..,,..... ,i..., .,......,. Lo u ise Matznick
With a tear in one eye, we will tell you good-bye"
,, , Y, ,, Mixed Chorus, Class of '16
We, the Class of '16, being of sound mind and excellent dispos-
ing ability, do declare this document to be our last will and testa-
ment. We bequeath the sorrows and burdens to our successors, and
we solemnly give and bequeath these, our possessions, as follows,
Item 1. To the Honorable School Board we leave our gratitude for
the series of High School Dances that we were promised and re-
Item 2. To the Faculty our thanks for what they have "learned" us.
Item 3. To the Juniors our seats on the west side of Assembly, and
some of our handsome men.
Item 4. To Mr. Mouck our utmost thanks for holding the gong for
Sara M. every morning.
Item 5. To the Orchestra our red tape, so as to hold them together.
Item 6. To the "Apropos Club" our heartiest congratulations for
their keeping M. H. S. awake. Long may they rave!!!
Item 1. I, Bump Crump, do bequeath my interest in the Morrison
House to D. Cook.
Item 2. I, Alice Rowland, do bequeath everything, powder included,
except my hold on G. C.
Item 3. I, Hank Hamilton, do bequeath what is left of my Ford to
Item 4. I, Ranty Mitchell, leave my queenly dignity to Ruth
Item 5. I, Lyle Ritchie, bestow peace of mind to Flo Gallentine.
Item 6. I, Louise Matznick, do bequeath my famous specks to
Ladd's Jewelry Store.
' ARTICLE III
Item 1. I, Gladys R., do will my bashful and timid ways to Helen
Item 2. I, Walter Knox, do bestow my sweet disposition upon Miss
Barker to use during music period.
Item 3. I, "Honey O.", do leave a series of instructions in tight-rope
walking down the back stairs for the benefit of the whole as-
Item 4. I, Fred Rastede, do bequeath my invention of the double
Cortez to anyone who can handle it.
Item 5. I, Birney R., do leave nothing, as I think I'1l need it all and
more too next year.
Item 6. I, Martha B., hand over my "knocks," as I have my hands
full as it is.
Item 1. I, Prof. Hollinshead, do leave my logic CD to the incoming
Item 2. I, Specks W., my importance with the ladies to John Boyd.
Item 3. I, John Flikkema, do bestow my pipe and tobacco on Oscar
Item 4. I, Gertrude Bartlett, do bequeath my noisy way to Reca
Item 5. I, Clara Hanson, do bestow my place as 1st violinist on
Item 6. I, Bob Collins, do bestow my pink tie on Isaac VanDerMyde.
Item 1. I, Alfred H., my broken test tubes to Mr. Torrence.
Item 2. I, George Rick, bequeath my ability to pose as twins to
Bealy and Clarence Austin.
Item 3. I, Harold Smith, have decided to take everything with me.
Item 4. I, Chas. Burr, do bestow my pacifier on Paul C. Bent.
Item 5. I, Olga D., bequeath my 99s and 100s to Alvin Flikkema.
Item 6. We, our hopes that if anything new falls into M. H. S. that
it will be a boy to add to the rare collection of the Junior Class.
Dr. Bancroft CLecture on Assassination of Abraham Lincolnl-
"Now, no doubt, if some of the girls should faint during the lecture,
as they often do, you boys would all rush to carry them out. Well,
I wish to say that if any should faint, I'll carry them out with
Muffled Voice-"You don't know some of us."
Fresh Cin clothing storeb -I want some pants.
Fresh-Oh, I want to buy them, I don't want to rent 'em.
Doggies don't bark!
We know it's an awful mess,
Their dresses sag,
Their breeches bag,
But it's our Famous Freshman Class.
Mistress Mary, quite contrary,
How do your credits grow?
A dozen "60l's, a few "N. P."s,
And little zeros all in a row.
Tests, tests, go away,
Come again some other day-
Little Johnny wants to play.
A brilliant young Junior
Sat in a corner,
Devouring a Latin Pon-yy
He put in his time,
Which was a good sign, T
As you know he always gets
Dick, Dick, a Deutchman's son,
Stole the pennant and away he run!
The Freshies beat, with their big feet,
And Dick went roaring down the street.
A diller, a dollar,
A ten-o'clock scholar,
What makes you come so soon?
"Hank" used to come at ten o'clock
But now he comes at noon.
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Martha G G G G G ee.e G Might mate myself
Olga G G Obedient, observing, optimistic
Clara GG Continuous cocoanut crammer
Louise G eeee GG GG G Love lives long
Sara GG Skirts sedulously shining
Gladys sssssss Gifted gab giver
Helen Hopes hidden hopelessly
Alice ss.,,,,., GG G G G Apothecaries attract Albanyites
Alfred H. G GG G ss.s G GG GG Averts all affinities
Collins GGGGGGGGG G G G G ,G,G G..GG.G C ocoes can color
BayardGGG G .GGGG Blissful browny bluffer
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Charles B. G GG Continuous courtship craze
Harold GG .GGG .G
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Fine fantastic foxtrotter
G. G GGG.G Basket ball brick
Won't work wortha whoop!
Lasting luxuriant love
Fraulein Fredeen's favorite
G GG Daring, dashing desperado
G Honk! Honk!
A FEW OF THE BESTAND LATEST
Why Don't the Men Propose?" , LL EEEEEEEE,. ,,,,,,,A,..,.. ,EY, E.,..,,, S o l 0 by Ruby W.
In M. H. S. Forever ".rrEE.rrr .L L L ,L.Trio by Collins, Rick and B. Ritchie
How I Live on 39c a Week and Wear Lavender Socks" LL LL LL
L, LL L ..Bare-of-tone by Alvin Flikk
Why I Run as if I Had the Spring Halt" ee.....,r,... ,e,,,e,,, W illard Martin
The Strollers" LL LL e...... e...... ......... L L L L LL I... Solo by B. Johnston
Bright Lights" ,,,, ,,,,,,.,w ,eeee L L L .Duet by Olive Cassel and Aelred Kraft
Making Eyes at Alfred" LLLLLLLL. L LL .L L LLLLLLLLLLL ...Mary Snyder
How Stick and I Run Things" L LL . L L .Harold Smith, Ed.
He Knew Not What to Say and So He Swore" L. L LLRobt. Weaver
Schmile und der vorld smiles mit you,
Laff und der vorld vill roarg
Howl und der vorld vill leaf you,
Und neffer come back no more.
Nor all of us can'd be handsome,
Nor all of us haf fine clothes,
But a schmile is not achpensive,
Und covers a vorld of voes.
Silently, one by one,
In the infinite grade books of the teachers,
The for-get-me-nots of the pupils.
A--ALL - or - A - SUDDEN PEGGY"
Senior Class Play
produced at the Auditorium on the night of
June 7, 1916, at 8:30 o'cloclc
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Anthony, Lord Crackenthorpe .,.. CC Charles A. Burr
CFell0w of the Entomological Sociemyl
The Hon. Jimmy Keppel C eeeee ,....o.,,.... eoeeee C C CC CC Harold Smith
Major Archie Phipps Cretiredl C C rrrr. CC
fLady Crackenthorpe's brotherj
Jack Menzies C C CC ..,...rr...orrr..rr C
Parker r.,.,..,rr,r CC C C C
QFootman at Hawkhurstb
C Walter Knox
LucasC ,r,,,,,. rrrrrr,, C r,r.,rr..,,......r.,.,,, C CCCCCC,,.CC CCC..CCC C C CCCC C CCC. F red Rastede
QMauservanIC at Jimmy's flatl
Lady Crackenthorpe C ..CCCCC C C CC CCCCCCCC CC C CCCCCCC ,C
qLord Crackenthorpe's motherb
The Hon. Millicent Keppel C CC CC CCCC CC CC C C C C
The Hon. Mrs. Colquhoun C CC
C Martha Burns
Mrs. 0'Mara C C C C CCCCCC C C Sara Mitchell
qwidow of Prof. O'Mara, F. R. SJ .
- and -
PEGGY CCCCCCC CCCCCCC C C CCALICE ROWLAND
Act I-The Suddenness of Peggy.
Act II-The Suddenness of Consequences.
Act III-The Consequences of Suddenness.
LOST AND FOUND COLUMN
WANTED---A date with anyone: old maids and married
women need not apply. Bayard Hollinshead
WANTED---A man to light my pipe while I am studying.
WANTED---A good place to boardg environment must be
mostly feminine. Howard Wentz
WANTED---A class of students who will recite at least
once a week. Miss Utley
LOST---A pink necktie by Episcopal church. Resembled a
bed blanket to a marked degree. Alfred Collins
FOUND---A fellow. CD Theo Blodgett
WANTED---A nurse. One who is capable of handling small
children. Freshman Class
WANTED---A NEW GYMNASIUM. EVERYBODY
LOST---One of my fellows. CSeniorD G. B.
FOR SALE---A good bicycle, price 75c. Perfect in every
defect. Buyer must furnish good bank reference,
WANTED---A man to see me Sunday nights. Ethel Gaffey
FOR SALE---All text books of the Senior Class. Good as
newg never been used. Seniors
WANTED---More milk. Freshies
WANTED---Someone to take the pride and over-bearing
swell-headedness out of the Apropos Club. Everybody
FOUND---A girl in love with him. CD Emerson Peterson
FOR RENT---My class sweater. Gladys Raridon
WANTED---A penny's worth of cough dropsg will take them
with me. Walter Knox
LOST---Our brain-working power. Cause, publication of
Morrisonian. Reward, nothing. Smith and Burr
When we entered M. H. S.
Someone yelled, "What a mess."
Trying to keep away the tears,
Onward we marched, for four long years,
Each year recovering some.
When we were nearly done
The Faculty did heave a sigh-
What will we do when they say "Good bye?"
We .are leaving M. H. S.
We'll miss this jest,
CAufpassen Sie Johannbg
And Irwin's best,
COh, my consciencelg
Dear Prof. Weaver, who always says
"Come now, that'll be enoughf'
Torrence must greet us with,
"Is that a fact?"
And Aitken dear,
CAmo, Amos, Amotlg
And from our dear Miss Barnes
CClasses may passjg
And from Miss Brown
CEyes on your booklg
Utley with this
C0live, my affinitylg
And to the Freshmen, Sophs and
Faculty, we bid adieu,
For we're leaving M. H. S.
Poor, lonesome Faculty,
You have our sympathy,
Tho we have troubles of our own,
We hate to see you left alone.
You can't run M. H. S.
Without the help of this rness.
We cheered each other while we were there-
Now you've no hope, our place is bare.
A FRESHIE'S FIRST THEME
Walking is a simple sport to learn: it consists mainly in planting
one foot a short distance in front of the other one. Then the hind
foot is picked up and carried forward past the other foot and put
down, and then the remaining foot is brought forward in the same
way. This seems complicated, but it is quite easy to do. It will be
very hard to compel -
And here the Editors feel it best to censor the rest of the theme,
for fear of its impression on the incoming Freshies.
FOUND IN THE GERMAN ROOM
Tomorrow we will part,
And it almost breaks my heart,
For then we laugh no more,
For the German class will be o'er.
-German II Class of '15-'16
They've nothing on the Freshiesg
E'en for the Sophies do we blush,
To hear them call the Freshmen
The Junior who frets at worldly strife
Grows sallow, sour and thing
Give us the Freshies, whose happy life
Is one perpetual grin.
Teacher Cin Agriculturel-"What can you say as to blinders on
Alfred Hiddleson-"All driving horses should wear blinders, that
they cannot see and follow the movements of the driver.
Miss Brown-"Always eat the skin of the fruit, for it contains
essentials that we all need."
Fresh Cin back rowj-I pity the guy that likes pineapples.
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Miss Barnes. Does anyone know Miss Blodgett's first name?
Class Ctogetherb. Theo.
Henry H. Cmuch interestedb. No. Theodora.
Bob Collins, at a ball game in which a Sterling player becomes
very angry and acts as he feels: "Put him in a chain! Put him in a
Saturday, after the Amboy ball game, someone asked Charles
Burr: "How did you come out?," meaning the score. To this Stickie
replied: "After the first half."
Miss Barnes. What determines the size of a town? Creferring to
Alvin Flikk. Population.
At the Morrison-Clinton football game, play had stopped and
someone asked: "Who is hurt?"
Referee: "No one. The third quarter is over."
Miss Barnes, excited: "How many quarters are there?"
A fine prize is oifered for a solution of the following:
Junior: "Miss -,I have been converted, and I want to make
restitution for any wrong I have done. I stole some kisses from you,
and, and, and I'd like to give them back.
Miss -2 "Well, Mr. -, of course I don't want to put any obstacle
in the way of your doing what you think is right."
John F. Miss Fredeen's some chicken.
Smith, What makes you think so?
John F. Look at her comb.
Miss Fredeen, to Specks, who has been "raising cane"g "Earl
don't you realize that you are not only disturbing yourself, but
others, by that? Don't you ever think of anybody else?"
Earl: "Why, yes, I'm thinking of someone else most of the time."
Yes, we all know it.
Miss Utley. How many cents in 11-16 dollars?
Jim Jenkins. 11,568
Officer, back up the wagon.
Miss Powers. What is biology?
Senior, taking Zoology. It's a study of two-legged animals.
Mary N., in physics. Is there such a machine as a combination
auger and hatchet?
Mr. Torrence. Certainly. Did you never hear of bor-ax.
Fresh. What makes my eyes so weak?
Junior. Nothing, only they're in a weak place.
Mr. Torrence. Is there any question on the discussion?
Bayard H. Yes, but I don't know what to ask.
Miss Irwin. What is the meaning of "maiden knight?"
Nancy Carlton. He must have been some sort of a ladies' man,
or thot lots of the girls. , .
Teacher Suffragette. Oh, if the Lord had only made me a man.
Friend. Perhaps he did, dear, but you haven't found him yet.
Zoology Teacher. Where is the home of the swallow?
Repeater Soph. In the stomach.
Miss Brown. Give me a definition of intuition.
Walter Knox. Intuiton is the faculty by virtue that a student
of understanding what a teacher says without listening to her.
First Junior. Helen S. is going to be a great politician.
Second Junior. How's that?
First Junior. She can say more things that sound well and
mean nothing than any girl I ever met.
Mr. Torrence. Why is scarlet ink so valuable for writing pur-
John G. Must be it is easily red.
First Fresh. I'd rather be good than great.
Second Fresh. Well, it's easier. There's less competition.
Junior. I'd be pleased to have you go to the theatre with me.
Ruth M. Have you secured the seats?
Junior. Oh, come now, you're not so heavy as all that.
Miss Brown. There have been a lot of problem plays written in
the last decade.
Gladys R. Decayed. Yes, most of 'em are rotten.
Miss Fredeen. Is there any way of stopping these cyclones?
Senior. No, it is best that you go right along with them.
Miss Barnes. How often did the general assembly meet?
Helen Olds. Once a month, three times a year.
Soph. Say, can Niagara be dammed?
Junior. Yes, for all of me.
Soph. Is gravel the cause of cold feet?
Experienced Senior. No, cold feet are due to lack of sand.
G. D. R. What do you want, Bayard?
B. H. I want to kiss somebody.
Theo B. Our lab. period is the nicest class I've been in.
Junior. Who's in it?
Theo. B. Birney and I.
Bayard's the statliest type of man,
In port and speech Olympian,
Whom no one met, at first, but took
A second awed and wondering look.
Miss Barnes Cspeaking of old graduatel. Everything he touched
seemed to prosper.
W. E. W. I wish he'd touched my hair.
Norman R. You're a girl after my own heart.
Helen S. Not much, even if it is leap year.
Miss Barnes. Isee Japan is considering a plan to bridge the
Shimonoseki Straits at a cost of 810,000,000
Soph. I'm not surprised at the cost. It's an awful name to get
Teacher. Fish is an excellent brain food.
Bob Weaver. What kind of fish would you advise me to eat?
Teacher. According to some of your work, l'd suggest a whale.
Miss Fredeen. Is this a free translation?
John F. No, ma'am. It cost me fifty cents.
Teacher. Did you know that there was burning fire in the body
all the time?
Fresh. Yes, sir, and on a cold day you can see the smoke.
AT THE FOOT BALL GAME
Ted Cas new player passesb. There goes the new fellow. He
will soon be our best man.
Enid. Oh, Ted, this is so sudden.
CAnd thus it happenedb
Teacher. What three things contain starch?
Junior. Two cuffs and a collar.
Arthur Cleverstone. Hey, Stickie, let me take your civics.
Charles B. What for?
Art C. I want to look up about carbons.
Instructor in Ag. What is the position of the roots of a corn
plant in a wet spring? Remember, in a wet spring.
Alfred H. All the springs I ever saw were wet. 4
Miss Barnes CAnc. Hist.J. Who was Zeus?
James Jenkins. He was a Greek goddess.
Fresh. What's the board of education?
Mr. Mouck. It used to be a shingle.
Miss Barnes Cspeaking of succession to the thronel. What
would the Germans do if the Kaiser should die?
Beatrice J. Bury him.
John Gridley CEng. Hist.J. Oh, Charles I was fierce and cruel.
Teacher. Have you any proof of your statement?
John G. Why, he cut a man's ears off, and then after a while
he cut them off again.
Student, reading German. He was very wonderful.
Teacher. Why do you think he was so wonderful?
Helen Olds. Because he held her hands.
Alfred Collins. I'd rather be a live coward than a dead hero.
Charles Burr. Hold! You know not my passion when angry.
Sherman G. If noise makes a man, my chances are unexcelled.
Miss Aitken. Where does a lyric poem get its name?
George K. Because the poem is always accompanied by a
Miss Utley to Miss Barker, at lunch. Mother, what will you
have, light or dark meat?
Student in Chemistry naming members of the vegetable king-
dom: Onions, potatoes, beets, etc.
Torrence. Now name some of the animal kingdom.
Helen O. No, egg aint in the animal kingdom.
Miss Irwin. Clarence, explain the difference between vision and
Bealy Austin. Some girls are visions, others are sights.
Helen O. was in need of an imitation spider for use in the class
play, so she went up to a clerk in the store and inquired: "Have you
Clerk: "What do you mean, skillet?"
Heard in English III.
Bright Junior. England defeated the invisible Armada.
Mr. Weaver, in ofiice, to Senior very much depressed: "What's
the matt er?"
Senior: "I don't know. I got my own breakfast and I guess I
must have poisoned myself."
Martha B., paying for Senior cap. "I want to pay for my cap."
Clerk. "Got the money?"
Martha B. "Now, what do you think I'd pay you with?"
Miss Utley. George, take your seat.
George. Sorry, Miss, but Mr. Mouck screwed it to the iioor.
Teacher. Can anyone tell me why they made the hand of that
Statue 11M inches long?
Bright Soph. If they'd made it 12 inches it would have been a
Gladys R. All the Democrats in favor of installing this plank in
our platform for 1916, please signify by saying "Nay."
Poor Freshie. Can't you see, teacher, I am trying to get ahead.
Teacher. I hope you succeed, you need one bad enough.
Miss Aitken. I can hardly remember the time when the popu-
lation of the U. S. was only 50,000,000--25 years ago.
Andrew S., in a stage whisper. How could she. She was only
about ten years old then.
Miss Barnes. Emerson, how do you make a maltese cross.
Pete. Step on its tail.
Junior. I heard you got a letter from your folks this a. m.
Soph. Yes, I did.
Junior. Any good news.
K Soph. I don't know. It said return the letter in five days, and
three days were almost up, so I didn't stop to read it.
Miss Fredeen. How do microbes multiply.
Fresh. Very rapidly.
Miss Irwin, in Eng. Gram. Give the comparison of little, Clyde.
Sis. I have a new waist at home.
Senior. Why don't you wear it.
Sis. Iordered a skirt with it, and it hasn't come yet. I don't
want to wear one without the other.
Senior. Yes, Sears, Roebuck St Co. are rather slow in answering
Harold S., translating: "I threw my arms around her neck, er-,
and, er-, that's as far as I got."
Miss Fredeen: L'That's far enough."
Smith, learning trade. How many shirts can you get out of a
Boss. All depends on whose yard you get into.
Physiography Teacher. Tell me the products of a volcano.
Soph. A volcano gives up saliva.
Discussion by the faculty as to the leading states in production:
Torrence. Iowa is first in hog production.
Barker. Didn't you just say you were from Iowa.
Physiography Teacher. Describe a stream.
Junior. A stream is a running body of water.
Lives of students oft remind us,
That we should pay no heed to books,
But in passing leave behind us
Interlinings in our books.
Interlinings which another,
Toiling hard midst grief and paing
Some forlorn and iiunking brother,
Reading, neler shall Hunk again.
Note-It is with much regret we announce that due to lack of
time, part of our jokes had to be omitted, in order to have the Mor-
risonian in your hands before the close of school.
A SENIOR'S DIARY
Note-We regret very much that due to the lack of time
allowed for printingg about half of the Diary must be left
out in order to get the Morrisonian out in time.
School begins. Many without seats.
Program started. 49 coniiicts.
159 change subjects to be studied.
Alfred H. was seen talking to two girls
Gladys sits on books in order to see Glen.
M. H. S. 305 Prophetstown 0.
Miss Brown teaches English IV.
M. H. S. 28: Sterling 0.
Seniors take lessons in public speaking.
Stickie reads note and goes to wrong reci-
Freshies get a free lecture.
M. H. S. 72: Clinton 0. Girls give both
teams a feed at school house.
Birney appears with arm in sling.
M. H. S. 14: Dixon 6.
Boys carry pennants and girls wear rings.
Miss Barnes borrows Charles Burr's Dixon
Rick takes his regular nap during 3rd
Periods change. Miss Powers forgets to
teach Germ. I class.
Senior search party. Boys win? Girls win?
Heated arguments over search party. John
has trouble in pronouncing uabiturien-
Germ. I class have "Kaffee Klatsch."
M. H. S. 133 Clinton 6. "Three cheers."
Miss Barnes says there are three kinds of
dates. Hiddleson informs her that he
knows all about all of them.
Seniors wear new rings.
M. H. S. 28: Sterling 0. "Nuff said."
Seniors wear new sweaters. New German
High- School Sentinel started.
First High School dance.
M. H. S. 613 Savanna 0.
Alfred Collins looses his curly locks.
High School boys sit in window and fiirt
with grade girls.
M. H. S. 133 Dixon 0. Reception for Misses
Powers and Fredeen.
M. H. S. 109: Savanna 0. Football boys
One of Senior boys hunting for "Sparks."
Some of the pupils have a lunch.
Lucy Robertson has the honor of "sitting
beside Miss Fredeen on the platform."
Boys' Athletic Association hs charge of
Freewill offering for football boys.
G. A. A. have first gym work.
Collins seen hugging girl on Main street.
New lights in assembly.
Reception for Football team by G. A. A.
Collins wears pink and pea green bed
blanket for a necktie.
School closes for Xmas vacation. Musical
School opens. Only six absent.
Girls play Volley ball.
M. H. S. beats Militia in Basket ball.
Football team has photo taken. Austin
elected Captain for 1916.
22" below zero and Mr. Mouck wears a
straw hat. Freshies game of marbles
breaks up when some nut drops a mar-
ble on the floor.
M. H. S. 23: Prophetstown 22.
Senior and Soph. girls win-Volley ball game.
M. H. S. 31: Amboy 14. Dance afterwards.
Independents 21: M. H. S. 11.
Junior benefit picture show.
M. H. S. 35: Clinton 4. Fights between
players: also "spectator." Leap year
Senior Carnival of "Mutt and Jeff," "Wild
Man," "Murphy Family," etc,
Enid King CSophD married.
Basket ball team has picture taken.
Bayard seen with two girls.
Amboy 22: M. H. S. 10.
John Boyd fishes for gold fish during reci-
Had half hour of victrola music.
"Wreck of the Hesperusf' 4
Basket ball team breaks up.
Seniors notified by Bus. Mgr. to have pic-
Bayard narrowly escaped death today. He
nearly fell while walking down the
One of Senior girls falls down back stairs.
Top heavy. Stairs slightly damaged.
Orchestra and Board of Editors have pic-
tures taken. Martha changes her name
"Bump" Crump gets a hair cut.
Mr. and Mrs. Knox fWalter and Marthaj
come in school about 10 o'clock.
Why does Birney like civics better than
Senior boy after "Bates."
Alfred H. gets an idea. As a result Mr.
Weaver enters assembly room and or-
ders about six Senior boys from his
desk as the photographer exits op-
Senior candy sale.
Bayard quits Physics. Kids are bereaved.
Bayard is grieved. Torrence is relieved.
Senior boys have not yet given girls their
Alfred Collins sent for note, but alasl the
teacher sees it too.
John Flikk made blind on account of bright
colored hosiery worn by Theo.
Everyone has Spring fever.
The Junior girls start to boys' track team
In Civics, Bayard cannot answer a ques-
tion, upon which Miss Barnes remarks:
"There's another nut to crack."
Seniors trying to decide upon Class Play.
Seniors have Republican and Democratic
Boys plan to go to Cornell to Interscholastic
Track Meet May 6.
Lecture by Dr. Bancroft on "Assassination
of Abraham Lincoln."
Alice Rowland seen admiring kitchen cabi-
nets in Leggate's window. fHow sud-
Miss Brown: "Now I don't expect to see you here again, Walter."
Walter K.: "Not see me here again, Miss Brown? Why, yo' all aint a goin' to resign
yo' job, is yo', Miss Brown?
LWAYS bear in mind that ours is a
store for men-the men of today and
the men of tomorrow. That our ser-
vice is always at your command-a service
that always renders you complete satisfac-
tion. Make it a point to benefit by this
John B. If my sister Mary 63 Jenkllls Junior. How do you say
was here, 1'd give it to her: MARKET "Excuse me?,'
Helen 0. Shut up about handles ,he famous Teachen "Bitte entschul-
your sister Mary, or 1'l1 A R D E E F L 0 U R draen Sie."
tSMUfQ,y DOH. also a full line of Junfon UGUQSS Stay"
and everything in
THE MEAT LINE
W. F. LEGGATE 8t COMPANY
The place to buy
Undertaking M ORRISOM ILLINOIS
Has made the
chine" a thing
of the past.
every form of
music so per-
not be dis-
Let us place an Edison
in your home for dem-
onstration at no ex-
pense to you.
Yours for better music
S. M. Ladd gl Company
Jewelers and Optometrists
Teacher: " What makes you trans-
late so slowly, Sherman?"
Sophisticated Soph: "So that it may
sink into the minds of the duller class-
The Machine Shop
S. J. REHYER, Proprietor
Morrison Phone 42
Auto and Machinery Repairing a Specialty
Batteries, Racine Tires,
Oils, Greases, etc., etc.
W. Main and Orange Sts. MORRISON, ILL
Morrison - Illinois
Charles Burr: "Mn Weaver, may 1 be
excused from practice next Tuesday
evening to work on the Annual?"
Mr: Weaver: "Are you sure its an
Annual? Lent it about a tri-weekly
Everything a first-class
Drug Store should carry
Boyd Has It
The Genuine Shaker Sweater
Our 1916 line is now on our shelves, so you are sure of getting genuine imported analine dyes
C. E. Armstrong 8L Sons, Clinton, Iowa
James J: "Have you read 'Freckles?"
Genevieve O.: "No, thafs my veil,"
Charles A. Ashton
After without the big store expense
go fo 1 will save you money.
237 Fourth Avenue
1 block from 2nd St.
Football Player: "Every bone in my body
aches-" Clinton, Iowa
Feminine Friend: "Here, dearie, have a
Let Us Make Your Clothes
A Single Prlce
Suit or Overcoat
No More 1 5 No Less
Why Pay More?
The Kind You Like
Come to Cllnton, Iowa
REX STRIP SHINGLES
You probably know about the
excellent weather and fire resist-
ing qualities of asphalt shingles.
Rex Strip Shingles cost less to
buy-cost half as much to lay-
and make a tighter roof than
separate asphalt shingles. They
give you the same resulls al much
and Save lower cost. You cannot afford not
to use them.
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SOUUI 2nd Street Oldest and BBS! M H 8
English Teacher: " You may give a sentence using the word 'notwithstanding'
Soph Repeater: "T he Senior wore a hole in the seat of his trousers
For Fresh, Home-killed Meats All the Time call
W. H. Barrett 8: Sons
f We go to School
Bernfstein's B ARNUNPS
Bargain Store S D I O
Whom you get the MOST
for the LEAST money
M O R R I S O N
Open evenings MORRISON, ILLINOIS
"Failed in Latin, flanked in Matlzenmties," A Libegali qisixfntkon Au
The Freshies sofkly hissq C 00 or
'l'd like to kill the guy who said
T lzat ignorance is bliss."
Most of tI1e HaII: Tones In tI'1Is Ann aI
are from Our Plates
BEFORE and AFTER
While you are going through school
ana' aker you graduate - in fact,
Trade at McAllister'S
ALL OF THE TIME
U , LUNCH
L0 VE ROOM ".1oHNN1E"
Is that maladg of the mind by
which swells the head, but H I T
makes 310 look like 300, A " ' 0"e"Ce
And Short Orders
110 West Main Street
You are going to own a Columbia sooner or later
But why We will take care of
you-fin seleeting the Grafonola and the rec- I '
your home, subject to approval. Isn't today a good
time? Phone us. Morrison 2099. In
Q Variety Goods
- .f X-If E
ords, m the tlme of payments. and by delivery to I
n ! fix!
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We carry the latest styles in
Boots, Shoes and Rubber
For Men, Boys, Women and Children
Prices are Right
PAUL RITCHIE, Manager
Fresh: "Mamma, I don't feel good.
May Istay at home today.
Mamma: "Thais too bad, dear, where
do you feel the worst?
Fresh: "In school, mamma."
Your friends can buy anything
you can give them, except your
We'd Like to Serve You.
in all the latest styles
Towle Bt Meyer Building. Fifth Avenue
The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
Company of Milwaukee
WHS Orgallildd in and has OVCI' 0116 BHHOII, f0l1I'
l'll1IldI'CCl d0ll3l'5 of iI'lSLlI'3IlCC in EOFCC, and 113.8
many satisfied policy holders in Morrison and vicinity
H. R. NELSON
Telephones: !::?:rrjgi:t3666 First stai way west of Post Office
Martin Morris SL Co.
REI1'13l'Ill7Cl' WC Carry 8
full line of everything
Earl ..Can you tellme that belongs to a 10C Senior, entering Germ. I1
how Old the devil iS?,, Store. room. It seems very warm
0jjjLj22Cj4rQjj0jm'1S56eer visit 100 H Yes, we
9 Q ecor ' Candy Department are having a warm discus-
M O R R I S O N
5c ancl10c Store
Towle 8: Meyer Co.
Clinton's Largest Dealers in
Exclusive Dry Goods
Honor 4 Our 50th
Dependable Merchandise Anniversary
f the Woodworth Print Shop, showing Cylinder Press
on which this Annual was printed
Composing Room and Bindery
the Woodworth Print Shop, where this Annual a
put into type and bound into book form
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" We serve best your every Gift ne
J Ilessete g
Knox: " What do they mean by the 'big stick' policy?"
Rastede: " When you're down to Traugefs and get stuck for three
Last a Life Time
Pianolastyle Player Rolls, 500 and 75c value,
at one price,
All popular music demonstrated on the
a wonderful machine at a wonder-
S 1 2 . 0 0
Morrison MUSIC House
H. W. BURCH, Prop. In Borman Building
in Music and Supplies
Fresh Buttered Popcorn
Ice Cold Pop and Peanuts
W. H. NULL
Allan Pearson Notions
FOR Shawknit Hosiery.
Star Brand Shoes are Better
BICLSEES monmsoN - rumors
CHOICE CONFECTIONERY Bealvthlflusffnrtgffef P7f0"s,f "Have
you any mg on IS evening.
GUM AND Feminine Voice, sweetly: "Sir!!!"
Morrison Cigar Co.
Miss Barnes: "Why was this called W' H' GRAY' P'0p'im'
the dark period?"
Frances Potter: "Because there were . Wmlesale and Retail
S0 many knights? CIQBTS and Tobacco
WE SERVE SHORT ORDERS 0F ALI. KINDS
Try our Special Sandwiches
Soft Drinks of all kinds
R. D. JACKSON, Proprietor
201 East Main Street
Truesdell's Variety Store
50, 'I0c and 250 Merchandise
Quality and Price Guaranteed on Everything We Handle
Give us a call
Dorothy K.: "Gee, that pop-corn smells
Paul Br "I'll drive a little closer so
you can srnellbit better"
rthur E. Weeks
Harness, Blankets, Robes,
Saddles and Whips
Repairing Neatly and Promptly Done
West 8: Royer
C10 t hi n g
Gent's Furnishing Coods
Men's Boots and Shoes
DR. W. K. DUNMORE
EYE AND HEALTH
No. 9 E. Third St.
The Leader Grocery
C. A. BOOTH, Proprietor
Staple and Fancy
200 East Main
Having recited for five minutes on a
special in Ihstory, Ruth Meakins seat-
ed herself and said: " There, that takes
a load off my mind."
Fellow Student: "Off yourmind, noth-
ing. You mean, of your feet."
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