Mount Vernon High School - Forum Yearbook (Mount Vernon, OH)

 - Class of 1926

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rfv- , L. "The reason why borrowed books are so seldom retumed to their owners is that it is much easier to retain the books than to retain what is in them."-Montaigne T55 hook sgefoggfi To ----s . BOARD OF EDUCATION F. L. BEAM, President XN. KOONS, Clerk H. XNORKMAN N. L. DANEY XV. GOVVER 0 ldv FEE ,FWMML 7 The, FORCLN STAFF Nou TW:H1onHQQf1Sc,ho UWM lVolume,VI':NC NQXXVI 1 r- "" 7 2 . glfnrefrjnril That the 1996 Forum Annual may accurately record the events of the year and thereby recall a flood of pleasant memories. is the sincere desire of the Forum Staff if I TABLE OF CQNTENTS Dedication 8 Dramatics Faculty . 9 Music Senior 19 Football . . Junior . 55 Basketball . Sophomore . 59 Track . Freshman . . 63 Cheer Leaders Organizations . . 69 Calendar . Debate . , 82 Advertisements Agriculture , 84 Autographs ggehiraiinn In 'grateful recognition of his many 'years of faithful service to Mt.Ver- 'non High School. the Forum Staff ffleclicates the 1926 Forum Annual :to Mr. King. q My 5 F 1"'i,,' B H V R A E 5 l 255 ' M J if ' C -3'A 4521- 'Q T. 'JTHII D, J ,zzanzi -if-1 -. fi V i W .,:.J" N w QF .X q:5f':: X 3 V 113, + flfsmgpg.. f Superiuteiuleiit Elliott Principal Geiger 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 11 Vera G. Shadrack, D. S.. Ruth Domigan, A. B., Laura E. Koons, B. A., Louise VVatts, A. B., Grace Marie Davis, B. A., Ohio State Ohio VVesleyan VVestern College Ohio Wesleyan Ohio VVes1eyan French English and Debate Literature and English English Latin Mary E. Leonard, B. A., Vera H. Sieg, B. S., Edith L. Campbell, B. A., Manchester Ohio VVes1eyan Denison English and Journalism Literature Latin . Pa.geI2 THE FUBUM ANNUAL 1926- Richard S. Shutt, B. A., Edmund Walter, B. S., John T. Mcf'lure, B. S., E Kenyon Penn. State University Ohio State University Science and Chemistry Physics Agriculture Margaret Johnston, A. B., Edna Shipley. B. A., Ohio Wesleyan University Denison University i Mathematics Mathematics 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 13 K Isabelle Forry. A. B.. Ohio NVesleyan Samuel J. Phillips. Zanerian College Vocations Penmanship and 'Bookkeeping George Hunsberger. A. B.. Oberlin Alice Ford, B. Ohio State Commercial Law and Economics C0lllHlE'I'C6. Industry and Biology C. F. King Halbert M. Taylor, B. C. S.. Ferris Institute. Albion College Office Training School Bookkeeping, Comm. Arithmetic, Typewriting Shorthand and Type-:Writing Page 11 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 Angus E. King, A. B., Ohio U. P. M, Niswandvr. B. A.. Ol1io Wesley1m Athlm-tics. M. Trzxiuiiig and M. Drawing History. Fivius. and Music Mihlred T. Sampson. Ohio XYes1Qya11 Milclwd -I. Suit. TS. S.. Ohio State Domestic Art History Nellie C. IIQJITIIGF, Mich. State Noriuai Flfrreiiw M. igYiShiHllI1, Ph, B.. Denison Home Ecouomii-S History and l'Iug'lish 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 15 Ila B. McNabb, B. A., Hiram English Literature , fPicture omitted because of illnessj U' .. 1 Mabel Keller Nyhart, AB. ' Manchester Virgil D. Burris, B. S., History O. S. U. , Agriculture , I Edith M. Vernon i Evelyn Pursel Davis Secretary to Supt. Elliott Sec-retary to Prin. Geiger Page 16 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 1 E 22.1 2 v Q 32, W Nigga '- -, ,gf KIM I r- Q Wh ff in Q! iklglllwxpm G ? "x kukgi ' NI My 1 gi f wX ' xxx Z H 4 wk, A, - F7 Q 4? fa A .J .J - ,,- ' x -1- i-.-5 ifafvia .. LL X 'L - '-'Q' E E Q A Pa.ge18 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926, I The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures. " Secretary, Evelyn Jones Presiclerit, Allin Kalirl. Vice President, William Ackerman Treasurer, Robert Greer COLORS Purple and Gold Student Council Representatives clon Pumpln-ey, Allin Kallrl, Howard Ogg, Myrtle Nugent, NVillia1n Ackerman, Evelyn Jones Committee Chairmen Senior Week Social Senior Chapel Alwyn Gerliart CCILD Dorothy C'ritvl1Helll Ct'l1.j Robert Baltzell Cfflrj Invitations Entertainment Senior Play Cleo Ashbaugll CCll,D Robert Baltzell fishy Ivan Lepley CCh.D Faculty Advisors McNabb Miss Sliatlraek Mr, Niswancler Mrs. Page20 THE FORUM ANNUAL HM KAHRL, ALLIN "Al" Upper Third College course 19 credits "It's such a serious business to be a funny man." Versatile and unparalleled in the presidential chair or behind a mega- phone, "Al" is one of the best all round fellows we know. He appar- ently thinks Esther is pretty nice. Glee Club 123 133 1433 Class Play 1333 Cheer Leader 133 1433 Foot- ball 133 1433 Class Pres. 1433 Stu- dent Council Vice Pres. 1433 Execu- tive Committee 1433 Ring Commit- tee 1333 Debate 1433 Hi-Y 123 133 1433 Quartette 1433 Class Treas. 1133 Pep Party Comm. 1433 Honor Roll 1133 Class Play 143. QYERIAN, FRANGINE Elective course 16 credits "Always jolly, ready -for fun Her admirers are easily won." Francine talks and talks but talk- ing is woman's privilege. She has been an ardent school booster as her record shows. J Class Play 1333 Booster's Club 113 UDGJHL YOUNG, DIAE Upper Third Commercial course 16 credits "Virtue is the beauty of the soul." Mae has a wealth of blonde hair but her head contains more than hair. Her witty answers have made her classes entertaining. M ATI-IENY, MARJORIE Upper Third College course 1915 credits "The World delights in sunny peo- ple." When something difficult, unusu- al and original is to be done, "T'hener" is the best committee of one we know. So studious and yet so gay and clever, she is a welcome addition to any group. "Trouble's a bubble" says sunny "Marje." Forum Staff 1233 Assistant Editor 1331433Booster'sC1ub123133 1433 Social Committee 1233 Invitation Committee 1433 Pep Party 1433 Hon- or Roll 113 1433 Song Committee My ASI-IBAUGH, OLEO Upper Third College course 1615 credits "I ought to have my own way in everything and whatls more--I will. too." Thinks well, acts Well, liked well. Well! Well! Well! Booster's Club 133 1433 Chairman Junior-Senior banquet committee 1333 Play Committee 1333 Class Treasurer 1333 Chairman Invitation Committee 1433 Play Committee 143. PAYNE, KENNETH Commercial course 16 credits "Comb down his hairg look! look! it stands upright." "Ken" is collegiate, because he is seldom in a hurry. He accepts nothing for granted and is a bear for proof. 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 21 KEYS, CORA Upper Third English course 16 credits "She finds the road to wisdom not hard to travel." Cora is a lover of books and her recitations show that she knows how to use them. The Honor Roll was cre- ated by students like her. Honor Roll 143. DAVIS, RUTH ' 'Diz' ' Upper Third English course 16 credits "Life -to her brings not a care, She is as free as is the air." Now we know there are blonde vamps, but Ruth doesn't let flirting interfere with studies. To you, Diz, a long life and a merry one! Senior Play Committee f4J. DONALDSON, WALTER Commercial course 16 credits "Leaders are ordinary persons with extraordinary abilities." Walter is a self reliant man with a broad knowledge on every subject. He was one of those chosen to take the school census of the city. Football 141. WAY, EDWIN ' 'Ed' ' College course 16 credits "Beware! I may yet do something sensational." "Ed" has always been a depend- able student and he exhibited this same quality on the gridiron this year. He has the fat man's prover- bial good nature. Football f4J. MCGIBE NY, ELIZABETH ' 'Liz' ' Commercial course 16W credits "Now I am in a holiday humor." "Liz" is a good sport and enter- taining company. You can never tell what she is going to do next. Booster's Club ill. YARMAN, MAUDE English course 175 credits 'AI am a part of all I have met." Maude is sociable and talkative and although she came from Amity only last year she has made many friends in our school. Page 22 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 SNYDER, HARRY English course 16 credits "While I keep my senses I shall prefer no one to myself-I may lose my senses." Harry is goodlooking, witty and an able manager. It is he whom we always consult when we're in a tight place. Forum Staff 135 1553 Hi-Y 135 145 1555 Carnival 1255 Basketball 1455 Student Athletic Manager 1455 Class Play 145. DUNMIRE, PAUL Commercial course - 16 credits "Life would be disagreeable if it were not for its pleasures." , "Never hurry, never worry," seems to be Paul's motto. Paul is one of the National Guardsmen of whom we are all proud. READ, MARY English course 17M credits "Earnestness is the best gift of mental power." Some day a Sir Launcelot will come and carry her off and with her will go a store of knowledge. Glee Club 1453 Orchestra 115 125 1453 Pianist 135g Class Play 135. WOLVERTON, FRANCES "Fan" Elective course 16 credits. "Thou talkest much but talking is thy privilege." "Fan" has a charming voice and we love to hear it in song or argu- ment. She always has a witty answer' on the end of her tongue. BURGESS, GENEVIEVE-"Jenny"' Upper Third Commercial course 17 M credits. "La.rge or small, fair or tall She sets a snare to catch them all." Always peppy, always happy, al- ways depend on "Jenny." Small but mighty and mighty nice, too. Glee Club 115 125 135 1453 Boost- er's Club 115 125 135 1455 Class Vice President 1253 Forum Typist 1459 Pep Party Executive Committee 145. I STEVENS, VANCE "Ike" Agricultural course 18 554 credits "He thinks so muchg such men are dangerous." Vance likes to astonish people with his knowledge and he surely knows how to raise chickens. Glee Club 115 125 135 145 1554 Hi-Y135 145 1553 Minstrel 125. 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 23 REARICK, ILA Upper Third English course 161 credits "Thine is the heart that is light and gay." When lla looks dreaming and un- usually happy you can be sure her mind is on Don. HARRIS, AVARILLA English course 1614 credits "Patience is a flower that grows n-ot in every garden." Avarilla is the kind of a girl whose friendship one appreciates. She is -dependable and patient. RILEY, WAYNE Commercial course - credits "The spirit of youth that means to be of note." Completing a three years course at Walhonding, Wayne did not say 'Tm through." Instead "I've just begun." 'Very few come so far and with such -determination. PUMPHREY, GORDON Upper Third College course 16 credits "I never dare to write as funny as I can." Gordon can tell the funniest stor- ies so seriously that his audience laughs at, but not with himg that's why he is so successful as a humorist. Student Council President C433 Hi-Y CSD 445. PYLE, MARIANNE Upper Third Elective course 16 credits "And when she played the air was filled with music." If Marianne's viiolin expresses her thoughts, she has some beautiful dreams. Q Orchestra Q11 C25 C33 141 C533 Class Play 635. WALKER, DOROTHY ' 'Ted' ' College course 161541, credits "For her heart is like the sea: Ever open, ever freefi "Ted" packs a world of fun and frolic in her six feet of animation. Her activities in the Booster's Club have been valuable. Booster's Club C25 135. Page 24 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 LEEDY, SYLVIA Upper Third English course '18 credits "True merit is like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes." Sylvia is quiet in a pleasant, re- fined Way. She has not been here long enough to become thoroughly ac- quainted With everyone but she al- ways looks happy and contented. THOMPSON, CATHERINE . Upper Third College course 1714 credits "Still water runs deep iuntil it comes to a waterfall.1" Kate is quiet and reserved until- Well she also has a world of pep, good-nature and fun. Her enroll- ment in Mt. V. Hi last year was a valuable addition. Glee Club C415 Booster's Club C415 Invitation Committee C413 En- tertainment Committee l313 Senior Week Committee 141. SPELLDIAN, FRANCES Upper Third English course 17 credits "There is good in everything? Frances' coming here was our gain and Amity's loss for she is a good student. TUCKER, CHARLES English course 16 credits "What I attempt, I do." Golden curls that one loves to muss, but the privilege is only for Dot. Though "Chuck" has been With us but a short time, we count his presence as an asset. ORITCH FIELD, DOROTHY "Dot" English course 16174 credits "The heavens such grace did lend her that she might admired be." Every rule has its exception and here's one to "Looks are deceiving." Dot's just as good as shelooks, "Pur- bey" knows that. Bo0ster's Club Q21 C31 1415 Sec. 62 Treas. 131 C415 Glee Club 131 1413 Chairman Senior Social Com- f41g Junior Social Comm. C315 Hello Algy C113 Play Comm. 441. STIMMEL, FRANCIS "Bus" College course 16 credits "Love often makes a fool of the cleverest man." . ' Bus" is a fellow of much ability. As a mechanic he is quite a success and as a lover he is-also. Glee Club 1213 Class Vice Pres. C213 Entertainment Committee 431. 1926 PEDIBROOK, ALBERT ' 'AP' College course V -- credits "Better late than never." "A-1" is the sort of fellow who is 'conspicuous by his absence, because he is a jolly, well liked personage. His knowledge of the mechanism of a radio is remarkable. ROCKWELL, ONA English course 16 credits "Kind words are the music of the world." Ona. is very generous with her smiles and sympathy. She is a friend among friends always. BRYAN, NORMA Commercial course 16421 credits "Sweet, kind, gentleg what more could you want?" Norma is quiet and independentg thatis why we value her opinion. She is an excellent typist. THE FORUM ANNUAL Pmew BURTNETT, LOES-"Trudy" Upper Third College course 20 credits "Merry mischief sparkles in her eyes." We can truly say that "Trudy" is one of the most popular of her class with students and teachers alike. But could she be otherwise with a little "RAY" of sunshine like hers? Glee Club 115 125 135 1453 Hello Algy 1155 H. S. Carnival 1155 Forum Staff 125: Ring Committee 1355 Quartette 1355 Social Committee 135: Class Play 1355 Sec.-Treas. Booster Club 1453 Song Committee 1455 Play property committee 145: Honor Roll115 125 145. CAIN, CORA BERTHA English course 1915 credits "Few words she wastes, but has her quiet fun. Attends to work and minds not any one." Bertha may not talk much but when she does, she means what she says, and you can always depend on her. Her coming here this year was Amity's loss and our gain. ROBY, DONALD Commercial course 16 credits "My sole purpose is to fashion a perfect gentleman." Here is a chap that would rather die in the attempt than never to have tried. So with two books under each arm today, tomorrow they will be in his head. Forum Typist 145. THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 Page 26 MOORE, LOUIS Upper Third College course 16 credits "There's mischief in this manf' "Lol" is tall, good-looking, witty, and athletic. He is eligible to many a fair damsel's heart but he prefers being a ladies' man in a broader sense. Football 1253 Class President 1253 Class Play 1353 Basketball 125 145g Glee Club 1453 Senior Week Commit- teeg Class Play 145. VVYA NT, DOLLIE A Upper Third English course 18 credits "So quiet and so sweet a style." Dollie has brains and she uses them. She is dependable and trust- worthy at all times. BIGGS, MARY English course 16V2 credits "The larger the looking-glass The happier this little lass!" Mary is always happy, but she is happiest when she is dancing, and with George. Booster's Club 135 145. YOUNG, KATHRYN "Kate" Upper Third College course 195 credits "The girl with the smile, Is the girl worth while." "Kate's" blonde smile has made many a stalwart man's heart flut- ter, but alas! she is a one man girl. Glee Club 115 125 135 1455 Boost- er's Club 115 125 135 145g "Hello Algy" 1155 Carnival 1153 Social Committee 1253 Class Play 1353 Jun- ion-Senior Banquet Committee 135: Entertainment Committee 1455 Se- nior Week Committee 145. YEAGER, LOUISE Commercial course 16M credits "Without kindness there can be no true joy." Louise is always willing to do her share of work and thru her willing- ness has acquired many friends. SMITH, WAYNE "Smitty" English course 16 credits "IE vanquished he would argue still." "Smitty" is good-looking and very popular but his keenest interest is not in school for "Story" is not there. Basketball 115 1455 Social Com- mittee 145g Senior Week Commit- tee 1453 Assistant Business Manager Senior Play 155. 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 27 BRICKER, ALICE "Brick" Commercial Course 1615 credits "Better be small and shine than be great and cast a shadow." She is a "Brick" in the truest sense of the word. She never displeases, never irritates. Some man will be fortunate, someday. NEIBARGER, ELSIE Upper Third Commercial course 165 credits "Spreads around her that silent spell that makes all spirits love her well." Brains, good-looks, and sociability, and Elsie still has her crowning glory. Class Play 141. PORTER, RUSSELL English course - credits Russell is another one who thinks "speech is human and silence is di- vine." We're thinking that perhaps he is right, too. R-INEHART, JOHN "J 0l1nny" Commercial course 16 credits "He lives not by what others say but thinks it out alone." If good looks could drive a Ford, "Johnnie's" would run by itself and with Helen along-well p'raps he wouldnit care if it ran at all. Property Committee of Class Play 143. MASTELLER, GENEVA English course 16 credits "This girl's true merit is not hard to find." Geneva is not quietg neither does she talk too much.. She is a typical American girlg a great lover of sports and outdoor life. Glee Club 1455 Booster's Club 115 121 13? 143- McOARTY, RUTH Upper Third English course 16 credits "Tidings do I bring and lucky joys And golden times for all the boys." Ruth is a classy, popular, good- looking girl and she loves to step on the gas and give the occupants of her car a thrill. Page28 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 BASNETT, SARA "Buttercup" MASTELLER, DON English course 16 V4 credits, College Course 185 credits "Small and neat, quick and sweet." History may be history but all "Bill's" don't belong in Congress. Booster's Club 435 445. ACKERIVIAN VVILLIAM "Bill" Upper Third College cour-se 20 Credits "And still the wonder grew that one small head could carry all he knew." "Bill" has given his best to the activities with which he has been connected and their success is his reward. Class President 4153 Forum Staff 425 435 4453 Editor in Chief 4453 Hi Y 425 435 4453 President 4453 Debate Captain 4353 Class play 4353 Chairman Social Committee 4353 Class Vice President 4453 Student Council 4453 Invitation committee 4453 Glee Club 425 435 4453 Pep Party chairman 4453 Honor Roll 415 4453 Class Play 445. MOORE, LUCILLE Upper Third College course 1615 credits "Oh! call it by some other name for friendship sounds too cold." i'Luie" has a heart with room for everybody and everybody claims a place there. Glee Club 425 435. "A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the best of men." Don has a sense of humor that can make tragedies comedies, but there is a serious side to his life, too. Senior Boys' Quartette 445. FOUUH, GEORGE English course 16154 credits "I dare do all that may become a man." Good-looking, popular, 4especially with the opposite seX5 a marvelous athlete, and versatile, Fouch is al- ways the object of many admiring eyes. Football 415 425 435 4453 Basket- ball 425 435 4453 Capt. 435 4453 Class Play 4353 Social Committee 4253 Invitation Committee 441g Or- chestra 435 4453 Track 435 4453 Se- nior Week Committee 445. VOORHEES, POLLY Upper Third College course 18 credits. "Her heart lies far, far away, And still she seems so blythe and gays, Polly is the very impersonation of' pep. She is vivacious, clever, and popular, and inclined to be somewhat flirtatious. But studies are also prominent in Pol1y's activities as her grades show. 'tHello Algy" 4153 Glee Club 415 425 435 4453 Booster's Club 415 4253 Quartet 4353 Class Sec. 4253 Ring Committee 4353 Entertainment Com- mittee 4453 Debate 4453 Class Play 445. 1926 TI-IE FORUM ANNUAL MAHAFFEY, MARGARET Upper Third 'College course 1934 credits "She openeth her mouth with wis- dom and her tongue is the law of kindness." Margaret has beautiful. hair and wears stunning clothes. As a student her record is unquestionable. Glee Club 113 123 133 1433 Hello ,Algy 1133 Booster's 133 1433 Social Committee 123. TRENVVITI-I, HELEN Upper Third 'College course 20 credits "Tall and graceful like a queen." "Helen of Troy" toots second horn in comparison with Helen of Mt. Vernon Hi. "Trennie" is clever, good- natured, and keeps Johnny-on-the spot. Glee Club 113 123 133 1433 Hello Algy 1133 Booster's Club 113 123 133 1433 Class Sec. 1233 Vice Pres. 1333 Entertainment Com. 1433 Class Play 1333 Quartet 1333 Social Com. 1233 Carnival 1133 Play Committee 133 Honor Roll 1133 Class Play 143. McKEE, ROLLA Vocational course 165 credits t'Let me drive in my Buick on my -side of the road and be a friend to man." Rolla is quiet, friendly and always eager to oblige. Page 29 LEPLEY, IVAN Upper Third College course 1715 credits "A scholar he is without pretense With a large amount of common sense." He flies around corners and cuts off curves in his little bus, but it is always loaded down with friends. His coming from Danville was our gain. Class. Pres. 1133 Hi-Y 1433 Honor Roll 1433 Senior Play Manager. OOCANOUR, MARJOR-IE "Coe" Upper Third English course 17 credits "When she Will, she will, and you can depend on it3 When she won't she won't, and that's the end of it." "Coc's" 'snappy brown eyes have made a willing slave of many a lad. Forum Staff 1333 Carnival 1133 Booster Club 1433 Class Com. 123. KILE, LEONA English course 17V2 credits "Calmness of the mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom." Leona is quiet and gentle, and you may always depend on her to keep her head. ,. 1, , . Pa.ge30 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 OGG, HOWARD 1 Upper Third College course 17 credits "One of those few immortal men who was not born to flunk." Howard studies and finds it not hard to learn, but he doesn't devote all his time to labor. Hi-Y 1435 Business Mgr. Forum 1435 Glee Club 1435 Student Coun- cil 1435 Honor Roll 113. CHRISBIAN, STELLA Upper Third College course IGMZ credits "A girl she seems of cheerful yes- terdays and confident tomorrowsf' Ready laughs and cheerful smiles are Stella's forte. We are always glad to have her with us. Forum Staff 1335 Social Commit- tee 1335 Booster Club 1435 Honor Roll 113 123. BROWN, MARGARET College course 163 credits "She was good as she was fair." Margaret's name is Brown, but not her eyes, so .she doesn't come under the list-"Brown eyes, why are you blue?" SMITH, ELLEN Elective course 16 credits "Life is short and so am I." Ellen may be small but she has some great inspiration, can sing like a bird, and likes to talk to a good lis- tener. NUGENT, DIYRTLE Upper Third College course 1815, credits "Is she not passing fair?" "Pretty is as pretty does." Then Myrtle is pretty in more than one Way. She was highly honored in be- ing selected as "Bab." Forum Staff 1335 Entertainment Committee 1435 Social Committee 1235 Glee Club 113 123 133 1435 Student Council 1435 Sextette 1435 Play Committee 1435 Class Play 143. KNECI-IT, GEORGE "Georgie" College course 165 credits ','For he is given to sports, wild- ness and much company." "Georgie" has dislocated many a feminine heart with his winning smile, besides all the dislocations caused by his "touchdowns" Football 123 133 1435 Basketball 133 1435 Baseball 123 143. 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page31 ARUK, MARGUERITE VAN VOORHIS, DONALD 'fDom1" Upper Third College course ISVZ credits Commercial course 182, credits "Everyone has his fault and hon- "Her spirit is so blithe and gay, And thus she is throughout the day." If you don't know Marguerite you don't know what you're missing: if you know her you don't realize how you lived without her. Class Play 133: Honor Roll 1335 Booster's Club 143. GORSUCH, HARRY College course 16 credits "Expansion personified." "Fat" may like to sleep and eat but he is usually wide awake and hungry. We will always remember his football ability. Football 13 1435 Carnival 133. HOGLE, GRACE "Peg" Upper Third Commercial course 17 1,5 credits "Learning by study must be won." "Peg" studies diligently and her grades show it. She is well liked by her friends because of her sweet dis- position. esty is his." The three things "Don" prefers are army camps, dates, and dances. He attends each with ability. Glee Club 113 123 133 1435 Or- chestra 123 133 1435 Hi Y 123 133 1435 Class Play 143. CUTLER, BLANC!-IE Commercial course 16 yz credits "Charm strikes the sight but mer- it wins the soul." Blanche possesses a wealth of vir- tue. She makes no pretensions and is steadfast in the highest degree. ' LOREY, FREDERICK English course 1615 credits "Life is not so short but there is always time for courtesy." "Fritz" is the happy-go-lucky type with a world of good nature. Ever courteous and friendly, Fritz is a. popular figure wherever he goes. Pa.ge32 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 BALTZELL, ROBERT "Bob" Upper Third College course 1815 credits "His very foot hath music in it As he comes up the stairs." In the class room lor at a party, Bob's witty remarks are the very spice of life. Glee Club 135 1455 Hi Y 125 135 1455 Basketball 135 1453 Track 135 1453 Chairman entertainment Com- mittee 145g Orchestra 135 1453 Hi-Y Vice-President 1455 Class Play 1453 Quartette 145. METUALF, EDITH English course 16 credits "Her quiet demeanor and genuine smile speak louder than her words." Edith has been with us only one year but she has Won a host of friends. She came from Centerburg last year. Booster's Club 1455 Literary Club 115g Basketball 1153 Golden Masque Clubg Dramatic Club in Centerburg. SEBACH, EDNA "Eddy" English course 1654 credits "The laughter of girls is and ever Was one of the delightful sounds of earth." "Eddy" has a merry chuckle all her own and you usually hear it at any kind of a pep meeting especially at football gamesg but mostly when "Red" is around. Booster's Club 115 125 135 1455 Glee Club 115 125 135 1455 Hello Algy 1155 Carnival 11. GREEN, ALICE ' 'Greenie' English course - credits ' "Fancy and mischief ride spark- ling in her eyes." A cheerful disposition leads to popularity. "Greenie's" ,happy face. and winning smiles are always in de- mand. BROWN, AN NA C-ollege course 175 credits "Her voice is ever gentle and low -an excellent thing in woman." Anna is one of those who add to the enjoyment of the hour by sympa- thetic attentiveness rather than noisy chatter. BARTLETT, DENSIL Agricultural Course 17 credits "I am sure care is an enemy to- life." Densil doesn't make his presence known by announcing it, but We al- ways know he's there. 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page33 HAAS, MILDRED XVAYT, LOCKHART English course IGVZ credits Upper Third "Happy am I, from care I am free 'Why aren't they all contented like me?" Brains plus good looks plus charm minus a great many common faults equals her popularity. B00ster's Club C25 C35 C45. GILMORE, MAURINE HGILLY' Upper Third College course 19 credits "Variety is the spice of life, That gives it all its flavor." "Gilly" finds only one thing diffi- cult-to control her affections, but Wait until the right man appears -. Carnival, C155 Booster's Club C35 645. DURBIN, HELEN College course 1714 credits "A heart to resolve, a head to con- trive, and a hand to execute." Helen always has a sunny smile for everyone. She studies diligently as her recitations show. College course 18 credits "lf silence indicated Wisdom he would be a libraryf' And in this case it does. Lockhart is always ready with volumes of in- formation on any subject. He boasts the highest average in the Senior class. Hi-Y C25 C35 C455 Class Pres. C355 Debate C25. DOUP, DOROTHY Elective course 16 credits "Laugh and the World laughs with YOU, Weep and your nose will shine." Dot likes to talk and we like to hear her. She came from Amity only this year but she has won a place in the hearts of many. M CKOWVN , ROBERT ' 'Bob' ' Commercial course 16 credits "I do not set my life at a pin's fee." "Bob" is interested in most every- thing but mostly in Jenny and ath- letics. Baseball C15 C25 C35 C555 Bas- ketball C35 C455 Carnival C255 Track C455 Football C455 Student Athletic Manager C55. Page 34 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 BROWN , MILDRED LUCAS, VVILLIAM "Bill" Commercial course 1715 credits College course 17 credits "A good heart's worth gold." "One ear it hears, the other out it Mildred is the type of girl who lives a heroine's life and We are sure it will end like this-'and they lived happily ever after.' EARLEYWINE, BURDELLA Elective course 16Vg credits "One of few words is the best." Burdella does not shun work and what she undertakes, she accomplish- es, and accomplishes it well. JONES, EVELYN "Ev" Upper Third College course ZOMJ, credits "True Blue." Pretty and popular "Ev" can do most anythingg but she loves to dance. Glee Club 115 125 135 1455 Boost- er's Club 115 125 135 1453 Vice Pres. 1455 Hello Algy 1153 Social Committee 1253 Junior Play 1353 Class Sec. 1453 Student Council 1453 Executive Com. 1453 Orchestra Ac- companist 1455 Carnival 1153 Honor Roll 115. went." "Bill" doesn't depend on second hand ideas. His -originality is a part of his charm. Orchestra 115 125 135 145g Foot- ball 125 135. RANSOM, RUTH College course IGVZ credits "A blythe heart makes a bloom- ing Visage." Ruth always has her lessons but she finds time for an interest in peo- ple, too, and they're not always girls. Booster's Club 135 145. GARDNER, ARTHUR Commercial course 16155 credits ""1'is he, I know him by his gait." He is one who does not believe in overstudy but he gets there just the same. "Art" is a lover of athletics. Football 125 135. 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Pa.ge35 DOWDELL, PAT VERNON, CLARA Commercial course 17 Credits Commercial course 16 1,5 credits "Tomorrow do thy Worst for I 'have lived today." Studious and exclusive but break- ing out in sudden brilliancy at fre- quent intervals. "Pat" may be an Edi- son with all his electrical knowledge. Assistant Stage Manager Senior Play. SELLERS, MAY 'Commercial course -credits "Gentle and simple and sweet The very type of Priscilla." A girl who achieves by diligence and pleases by a gentle nature. GLAGGETT, IVIILDRED "1VIi1ly" 'Commercial course 17 M2 credits "Anger she knoweth not, and a 'pleasant smile hath she for all." Mildred needs no artifice to aid her -school-girl complexion and her friend- ship is as real as her face. "Fair, sober, wise." There is nothing fickle about Clara. She is always sincere and eager to please others. LAUDERBAUGH, RUBY Commercial course 1614 credits "Kind words are the music of the World." Ruby is conservative and thought- ful, and is equally sincere in Work and fun. LONGAKER, EDWARD "Ed" Commercial Course 17 W credits "Thought is deeper than all speech Feeling deeper than all thought." "Ed" is quiet and studious and consequently his recitations never spell failure. He is equally sincere in everything he undertakes. Track C4J. Pa.ge36 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 GARLAND, HELEN E MOSHER, CARL "Red" Elective course 16 M, credits College course 17 credits "Happy are thou as if everyday thou hadst picked up a horseshoe." Helen likes sociability and she finds it n'ot difficult to make friends and keep them. She is another of the efficient typists. LEONARD, LLOYD Commercial course 16 credits "Brevity is the soul of Wit." Wit has its meritsg Lloyd has found it so.'Has he ever been known to worry? - Forum Typist 133 143. CORCORAN, KENNETH Vocational course 1615 credits "The world knows what I am, but not what I may be." K Following in the footsteps of the famous "Brownie," "Casey,' has shown the same sterling athletic abil- ity. He is well known among his friends as a believer in fair play and a hard fighter. Red is interested in everything and everybody and has been a busy per- son during his H. S. life. Glee Club 133 1433 Forum Staff 133 1435 Art Manager 133 1435 Track 133 143g Hi-Y 133 1435 Car- nival 113g Quartet 143. HOSACK, MARGUERITE "Pull" Upper Third ' English course 17 credits "A lot of pep in a small package." "Pufl" might well be called Polly- anna with all her optimism. She has certainly been an enthusiastic boost- er. Hello Algy 1135 Carnival 1133 Booster's Club 113 123 133 1431 Glee Club 113 123 133 1439 Class Treas. 1233 Chairman Junior Ring Commit- tee 1335 Pep Party Executive Com- mittee 143. ' , JONES, VICTOR "Jim" Commercial course 17M, credits "A quiet tongue shows a Wise head." "Jim" is one of our most industri- ous commercial students. Someday he'1l be a prominent business man. Forum Typist 143. 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 37 ERNEST, LORENE 1 Upper Third College course 184 credits "She speaks, behaves and acts just as she ought." Lorene has won for herself many friends. She is unexcelled in her liter- ary ability and will doubtless be an- other George Eliot in a few years. Forum Staff 135 1455 Booster's Club 135 145. MILLER, ESTHER Upper Third College course 1654 credits 'AI just can't help smiling." Wherever she goes good cheer goes with her-be it her own cheerfulness or a cheer, leader. Glee Club 115 125 1453 Social Committee 1455 Booster's Club 115 125 135 1455 Coshocton Hi 115 1255 Dramatic Club 115 1253 Pep Party 1455 Honor Roll 1453 Class Play 145. DICK, STANTON English course 16154 credits "Let me have audience for a word or two.'f Stanton is a sincere student and he is willing to devote his knowledge to the best advantage. We confidently expect some great invention from "Dicky." Carnival 115g Glee Club 135 1453 Assistant Stage Manager Senior Play. GREER, ROBERT "Bobby" College course 17 credits "The good die young My, I must take care of myself." Bob is the rare combination of a good athlete, good student and a good wit. Since rarity causes demand, maybe that is why Bobby is so pop- ular. Basketball 125 135 145gHi-Y125 135 1453 Vice Pres. 115g Class Sec. 125 1355 Class Treas. 1455 Class Play 135. ROHLER, RUTH English course ' 17 credits "Cheerfulness promotes good health both for mind and body." Ruth is frank and sincere. She nev- er says anything she doesn't mean and she means everything she says. Booster's Club 135 145. DAY, FRANCES College course - credits "My curly hair's my pride." Rainy days don't bother Frances for her curls are as natural as her sunny smile. Page 38 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926- GERHART, ALWYN "Chink" Upper Third College course 17 credits "Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely, above all liberties." "Chink's" demands for reasons have made many a recitation period recitationless, but since he has won so many honors for us with his rea- soning power, we do hereby forgive him. Debate C23 C33 C433 Hi-Y C23 C33 C433 Class Play C335 Chairman Se- nior Week Committeeg Class Play C43. HULL, 'MABLE English course 1614 credits "Led by simplicity divine, she pleased, and never tried to shine? One must go half way to know Ma- ble well, but it is really worth it. She came from Butler Hi last year. SUTTON, ELIZABETH Commercial course 16112 credits "She smiles when all around her Withers." Elizabeth brightens up the dreari- est corners with her cheery smile and her sunny disposition. LEWIS, BERTHA Upper Third Commercial course 17175 credits "Never harming a. single thing, Joy and pleasure did she bring." Bertha takes things as they come and makes the best of them. She is always ready to take part in work or fun. In her freshman year her in- telligence test was recorded as the. highest in the school. WIN LAND, MILFORD "lVIil1y" College course 16135 credits- "When joy and duty clash, Let duty go to smash." "Milly" is a happy-go-lucky fel- low but there is a lot of will power and earnestness behind his mischie- vous brown eyes. Football C433 Class Play C333 Se- nior Week Committee. TAYLOR, JOHN Vocational course 16 credits "Much wisdom often goes with fewest words." John doesn't act like he is world- ly wise but he usually has a certain amount of information on a great. many subjects. 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Pag'e39 DAVIS, EUDORA WILLIAMS, PEARL College course 17 M2 credits E11g1iSh COUFSG 16 Credits "Softly her fingers wandered o'er The yielding planks of ivory floor." Eudora's mind is more on distant harmonies than on her classmates. However, her recitations show seri- ous study and a wealth of informa- tion. Honor Roll f3D. WI-IITE, HOVVARD College course 16 credits "Quiet and reserved just because he is thinking." Howard possesses great reasoning powersg that's the reason he is suc- cessful. BYRD, EDNA English course 16 credits "Her deepest thoughts are not be- trayed by useless speech." Edna has been a sincere student .and the record she has established for herself is a fitting reward for her -diligence. "She's eager to learn and thank- ful for good turns." Pearl is not very talkative, but that makes her a better listener. MAYO, WALTER Commercial course 16 credits "A modest boy behind whose dark eyes leaps a flame of knowledge." Walter has a studious nature and has worked diligently during his course. He possesses unusual artistic ability. Page 40 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 Senior Girls in Freshman Year V '1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL page 41 Senior Boys in Freshman Year Pa,g'e42 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 Seniors in Sophomore Year 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Pa.ge43 1 Senior Girls in Junior Year Page 44 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926' Senior Boys in Junior Year 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 45 THE 1926 FORUM ANNUAL PRESENTS " THE EVOLUTIUN OF 26" A Fantasfical Play in Four Acts CAST OF CHARACTERS CIn order of appearancej SPIRIT OF :- Mother Nature Father Time Scholarship Athletics Music Debate Fun ACT 1--SCENE 1 CSpirit of Mother Nature and Father Time witness morn- ing of September 2, 1922 in front of old High School Build- ingsj M. N.-Lo, Father, behold! Vtfhat group is this that comes before us? F. T.-I see the Seniors of Mt: Vernon Hi, yes. and the Juniors and Sophomores. Bless my soul, Mother, this group must be the Freshmen. the class of 1926 ' M. N.-But they seem so little. F. T.-And so timid. ' M. N.-And lo, see how the upper olassmen wield those 'paddles It must be dreadful to be a freshman. F. T.-But, Mother, note how manfully they take the pun- ishment. I see a splendid spirit in these little ones. M. N.-That is true but Htempus fugitn and We must go. F. T.-I follow. ACT I-SCENE 2 CIIome of Mother Nature and Father Time, 9 months later.j Messenger-The Spirit of Scholarship awaits yours conven- ience. F. T.-Let him enter. S. of Sch.-Pardon, kind folk, but I thought you might be interested in those timid children you Watched last September. F. T. Sa M. N.-Quite so. We are interested. Page46 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 S-. of Sch.-The class of '26 has made much progress. They have set many records. The honor roll has been enlarged to contain all their names. On my word, folks, they 're a brilliant class. M. N. Cinterestedlyj-Who, pray tell, are some of their out- standing members? S. of Sch-Wm. C. Ackerman, their president, and Allin Kahrl, Sec. and Treas., are important and promising students. It 's an alive and wide-awake class. But I must be off, good-bye. fSpirit Vanishes.j ' CFew seconds elapse.j Messenger-The Spirit of Athletics wishes to see you. F. T.-Show him in. S. of A.-I knew you would be interested in the splendid athletes in the class of '26. M. N.-Most certainly. Sir. S. of A.-George Fouch, "Slats" Peugh and George Knecht are showing up unusually well in all the sports. This bunch looks like a world-beater to me. M. N. 8: F. T.-Fine. Fine. Continue. S. of A.-No. I must hasten. Good-day. A CVanishesj CFeW seconds elapse.D Messenger-Spirit of Music. S. of M.-Greetings, folks. This class of '26 is the subject of my visit. More glee club and orchestra members from this class than from any in a long time. Real talent, too. M. N. Splendid. This must be a versatile class. But- must you go? S. of M.-Yes. Good-bye. Tra-la-la. CVanis'hesj CM. N. Sz F. T. are somewhat eXcited.l F. T.-VVell, Mother, as I said a long time ago, this will be a wonderful class. Right, wasnit I Mother? But it all seems too good to be true. I wonder if they - hmm. Well, look who's here. CSpirit of Fun enters.D S. of F.-I have something to say about this class. In harm- less fun, there never was a livelier one. Detention room is working overtime.-CVanishes.j M. N .-There, Father, that proves that although the class of '26 is unusual, yet it 's natural. CCurtainj ACT 2-SQCENE 1 C One year has elapsed and Mother Nature and Father Time are sitting in the calm of a June evening.J CMessenger hastens with note.D F. T.-What have we here? A note for me? This is in- teresting. COpens and reads.D My Dear Father Time :-- I have been informed of your interest in the class of '26, I, too, am proud of them. Just a few days ago they passed the half-way mark and I thought you would be interested in their record. I am sending a few of my helpers who will tell you of the class in its Sophomore year. Hoping that this will interest you, I remain, Sincerely, J. D. Geiger, Prin. F. T.-VVell, that certainly does interest me. M. N.-But when, pray tell, will this promise come true? F. T.-Even now the messenger approaches. Mesenger-Spirit of Scholarship. Spirit of S.-Greetings! M. N.-You are welcome. F. T.-Have you good news for us? S. S.-Indeed I have. The class of '26 is the pride of the faculty. Well prepared lessons make many honor roll students. Louis Moore is their alble president and they have an efficient and live organization. I-Ii-Y and Booster's club received many valuable recruits from their ranks. 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page47 Cvanishesj Messenger-Athletics asks entrance. F. T.-Let him enter. Athletics-In addition to the "three musketeersu who showed so much promise last year, Lol Moore and Bob Greer Hblossomedl' into real stars. Cvanishesj Messenger-Music says to tell you that the class musicians are living up to all expectations. Many are in orchestra besides those in Glee Clubs. M. N.-Many thanks, good messenger. Mesenger-Debate. Debate-It's not very often that Sophomores make the team but Alwyn Gerhart and Lockhart Wayt surely are eX- ceptions. They were both capable and brilliant. Cvanishesj Messenger-Spirit of Fun. Fun-If any Walrus in the sea thinks that this class can 't have a good time, they should have seen the Sophomore party. They 're a gay bunch! Cvanishesj F, T.-Just think, Mother, all these good things happened during the disadvantages of the "platoon systeml' when they went to school for only a half day. It makes their record all the brighter, doesnlt it Mother? M. N.-It does, if that were possible. CFall of curtain denotes passing of one year.j ACT 3-SCENE 1 CMother Nature and Father Time decide to visit High School and to thank Prin. Geiger for his favor.D Ft. T.-This is a pretty spring day, Mother. What say we see the school in action today? M. N.-Yes, let's do! ACT 3-SCENE 2 CThey arrive at Principal's officej Prin. Geiger-Come in, my friends. M. N. -Gladly. F. T.-Accept our thanks for your favor in telling us of the progress of the class of '26 last year. Prin. Geiger-lt was my pleasure and I am glad that you are interested in them. M. N.-We think that they are remarkable. VVe saw them when they enrolled and my how they have changed! F. T.-Andfor the good. Prin. Geiger-Of course. But let us see the school in action. M. N.--VVe should be delighted. fAfter seeing the school with Prin. Geiger. they return to office where the kind spirits are waiting to tell Mother Na- ture and Father Time about the Junior yearj M. N.-Herels our old friend, Scholarship. F. T. -Anything new, good friend? Scholarship-Nothing new but continued 'high records. F. T.-Thanks. And here's Athletics. Well, what can you say? Athletics-Fouch, Peugh and Kneeht were members of the championship football team of the League! 'Basketball was good and Track was successfully introduced. Cvanishesj Spirit of Debate-Gerhart and Ackerman were real de- bators. They bore the colors well. Cvanishesj Spirit of Music-Glee Club and Orchestra work is excel- lent. Helen Trenwith, Polly Voorhees, Ellen Smith and Lois Burnett composed the splendid Junior Girl 's Quartette. Spirit of Fun-The more they come the better they get. The Junior Party was the best ever Cdon't tell the seniors thatj and the Junior-Senior Banquet was very enjoyable. Cleo Ash- baugh was the able banquet chairman. - Page 48 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1928 Prin. Geiger-Well, these reports get better as the years go by. I want to say how efficient Lockhart Wayt was as class president. Now, I have a little surprise for you. The Junior play is presented tonight and I want you to stay and see it with me. F. T.-Could we possibly refuse an invitation like that? M. N.-VVe wouldn't even want to. CAfter enjoying the Junior play, Mother Nature and Father Time return home.D Ft. T.-Wasn't that a pleasant day? M. N.-And wasn't that a wonderful play? SF. T.-I thought that Evelyn Jones was splendid. M. N.-Katherine Young, Helen Trerwith and Lois Burt- nett. weren't they good? F. T.-Very, but you forget Al Kahrl and Bill Ackerman. Yes, and Louis Moore andGeorge Fouch. The entire cast was good. CA few seconds of silence.D M. N.-I wonder how the class will fare next year. It's their Senior year. F. T.-I have no worries. M. N.-Nor I, Father. I ACT 4+SCENE 1 ' CMother Nature rand Father Time are seated in peace and comfort at their home. The time is early in June 1926.5 M. N.-There goes that black cat! Oh! Will it cross in front of you, Father? Seat! F. T.-Are you so superstitious, Mother? I M. N.-I believe in cats. But, ah, it is curling up by the door. F. T.-Well, what of that? M. N.-That means good luck. F. T.--Nonsense! CMessenger enters and gives card to Father Time Who- readszj Supt. A. W. Elliott Mt. Vernon Public Schools-Mt. Vernon, Ohio. F. T.-Show him in! M. N.-Yes, do! Supt. Elliott-Good morning folks. I believe my card in' troduces me I have heard of you through your interest in our' school and especially in the class of '26. M. N.-You are very welcome. We have heard of you as the man who built that splendid new building. Supt. Elliott-I was confident that your interest in our' school would lead to an interest in our new building. My pur- pose is to invite your inspection of the school. F. T.-We accept gladly. Vile never refuse an opportunity to see the school. Supt. Elliott--May I call for you tomorrow morning at. this time? F. T.-Most assuredly. That is convenient. Supt. Elliott-Very well.-Good-bye. M. N. Good-bye and many thanks. CThey watch him departj M. N.-Didn't I tell you we'd have good luck? Ccurtainj ACT 41-SCENE 2 COn following morning they are brought to New Build- ing in motor car and they quietly admire the eXterior.j M. N.-What could be prettier? Supt. Elliott-The interior. F. T.-I'm from Missouri. Supt. Elliott-And I shall show you. Come this Way. CAfter a thorough inspection with Supt, Elliott, they ro- turn to his officej 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 49 Supt. Elliott-Well, are you still from Missouri? F. T.-The building is beautiful in every detail. I 'be- lieve you. flu meantime Mother Nature inspects trophy case.j M. N.-VVhat's this? Supt. Elliott-The championship or the Central Ohio League in football and a tie for title in basketball are shown in those cups. F. T.-That is splendid but where are the debate trophies? Supt. Elliott-This was an unfortunate year. Vile had ex- cellent teams but the other schools did also. XVe received no trophies. T.-When the opponents are worthy, the defeat loses its sting. fFi1rthermore, you must give the other schools a chance in something. Claughsj M. N.-Why, what's this? A newspaper! Supt. Elliott-The first successful weekly newspaper in Mt. Vernon High School. M. N.--How interesting! And who are the editors? Supt. Elliott- Wm. Ackerman and Marjorie Matheny are largely responsible for its success. They had a capable staff. F. T.-lt is very attractive. M. N.-And so neyvsyl Here it makes mention of the Student Council? Have you a Student Council. Supt. Elliott-For the first year and it has exceeded our fondest hopes. But success is to be expected with Gordon Pumphrey as president and Allin Kahrl as vice-president. M. N.-That's a forward step for the old school. Here it says something about the Hi-Y Club. Have you that splendid organization here? Supt. Elliott-They extended high standards of Christian Character throughout the school and community. Wm. Acker' man. Robert Baltzell and Lawrence Lewis were the efficient officers. g M. N.-I'm like "Alice in Wpnderlandl' seeing all these evidences of a live and active school. Of course, the class of '26 has contributed much. Supt. Elliott-That is very true. my friends. F. T.-I see mention here of a Boosters Club. What is that, may I ask? Supt. Elliott-That is a group of girls who support all school activities in a very enthusiastic manner. They have been very helpful this year. They promoted "Tag Day' and, need- less to say. it was an outstanding success. Then. too, they promoted the Pep Party which was a grand evening of fun for all students. Marguerite Hosack, Evelyn Jones and Lois Burtnett were the officers. M. N.-That is very interesting. Supt. Elliott-VVill you pardon me while I call Mr. Geiger? F. T.-Certainly. VVell, isn't this a dream, mother? And it 's all come from those timid little Freshman of '22. M. N.-Sort of t'Evolution,'? isn't it? fMr. Geiger entersj Mr. Geiger--How do you like our new home? M. N.-You should be very proud of it. Mr. Geiger-Indeed we are and we're also proud of the class of '26. Has Mr. Elliott told you about it? F. T.-He has been very kind but we welcome more. Mr. Geiger-The class showed its wisdom inselecting Allin Kahrl as President. 'Wm. Ackerman, Evelyn Jones and Robert Greer were the other efficient officers. Cleo Ashbaugh was chairman of the Invitations Committee and Dorothy Critch- field and Robert Baltzell arranged the enjoyable Senior Party. Mrs. McNabb. faculty advisor, has been a guardian angel to them. M. N.-Oh! This is all so wonderful! But- Mr. Geiger-I know what you 're wishing. N.-I'll give you a guess. Mr. Geiger-You'd like to see the spirits. F. T.-l was thinking the same thing. Pa,ge50 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 M. N.-NVell, you 're both right. Mr. Geiger-I shall call them. CSpirits of activities dash breathlessly upon the scene all clamoring for a hearingzl Mr. Geiger-Silence. Speak, Scholarship. Scholarship-The highest averages belong to: Lockhart Wayt, Evelyn Jones and Lois Burtnett. Athletics-Champions in football and basketball is their year 's record. Not bad, eh? Fouch, Kahrl, Knecht, Donaldson, and Champion helped bring the football trophy and Capt. Fouch, Greer, Baltzell and Moore were outstanding basketball stars. Fouch, Mosher and Baltzell were aces in the successful track season. Captained by George Knecht, the senior basket- ball team won the class championship and with it a beautiful trophy. Before I write Minis" in my book, I wish to say how much the "pep producing" eiorts of Al IQarhl, cheer leader, and Dot Fleming, song leader, meant to the teams. -Farewell, my friends. Music-The class of '26 had two fine quartettes in addition to the many sweet songsters in the glee clubs. Ellen Smith, Polly Voorhees, Esther Miller and Lois Burtnett composed the Girls' quartette and Robert Baltzell, Don Masteller, Allin Kahrl and Carl Mosher represented the boys. All the work was ex- cellent. Adieu, my friends. Debate-This was ea lean year for the Orange and Black de- bate laurels but Captain Gerhart, Allin Kahrl, Polly Voorhees and George Fouch were debators of high calibre.-Good-bye. Fun-Well, here I am. As usual I have something to say. The Junior-Senior Banquet was an event to be remembered. Has anyone told you of the play? M. N.-It seems almost impossible that anything has been omitted. However, I don't recall that. Fun-Ivan Lepley was a highly efficient manager and his committee chairmen, Dot Critchfield, Harry Snyder, Myrtle Nugent were also able. 'I,II1 a man of few words and so all I'l1 say about the play is that it was a whale of a success. That class surely has the talent. Farewell, friends. Mr. Geiger-I guess that is all of them. They were so eager to speak that I didn 't bother to introduce them. F. T.-The class has a remarkable record. And in view of the lack of chapels and meetings, I think that it is all the more wonderful. CAfter thanking Mr. Geiger and Supt. Elliott for their courtesy, F. T. an-d Mother Nature return home. They are talk- ing to each other as they leave.l F. T.-A long time ago, I forecasted a bright future for this class. When they were but timid and immature freshmen, I saw their possibilities and knew that they would develop. I was confident that there would be an "evolution of the class of '26l' in Mt. Vernon High School. Right w'asn't I? M. N.-It surely takes a man to recall his good predictions. F. T.-And it always takes a woman to get the last Word- M. N.-Yes. CCURTAIND 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 51 A WESTERN ROUNDUP IN 1950 With a sigh of relief I closed the door with its glass neatly etched in the name, Dr. Gordon Pumphrey, for I was leaving the pills and instruments seen daily for five long years in the willing hands of Marjorie Cocanour, a student nurse of Grant Hospital. "Good-bye and good luck." cried Elizabeth McGibney and Lucille Moore from a window above as I turned to a taxi swerv- ing around the curb. Our speediest taxi driver, Don Van Voorhis, jumped out and hustled nie within where sat my companion, Margaret Brown in the midst of satchels and bandboxes. VVe found. Don Roby, the ticket agent. ready and waiting on the platform with our Pullman tickets. The porter, Arthur Gardner assisted us into the car amid good-byes and waving of handkerchiefs of a group of friends, Ruth Rohler. Geneva Masteller, Ona Rockwell, Mary Reed and Bertha Lewis. "All aboard." squawked the robust conductor Pat Dow- dell, and nearly slammed the door in Mildred Claggett's face as she was bidding Ruby Lauderbaugh and Grace Hogle adieu. With a hiss and a sputter the train jerked into motion. giving us a friendly jolt which put us in a jolly humor for our surroundings. Wle smiled and bowed to friends all around us. Directly in front of us sat Dot Critchfield and Ruth McCarthy discussing the future candidates for presidency, Howard Ogg, Kenneth Payne, Edna Sebach and Marianne Pyle. To our left we found Margaret Mahaffey and Polly Voorhees giving their views on the recent love triangle. The names of Cleo Ashbaugh and Lois Burnett I heard, but the third I didn't. "Yep there's gonna be big doins out at Casper, Wyoming. "Ikel' Stevens is conducting a big western roundup at Lloyd Leonard's ranch." These prattling voices sounded rather familiar to my ears and I turned around to find Alice Bricker and Ruth Davis in friendly intercourse. "Hello girls, I'm bound for the West, no place in particu- lar. I guess I'll just join you." "Oh! do. William Ackerman is sending us out there as reporters for his newspaper. Marguerite Arck, Helen Garland, Mabel Hull, Maurine Gilmore. Elsie Neibarger and Genevieve Burgess all in the next coach are going out there as a sextette for "Bob" Greer's rodeo. "Dinner is served," shouted Howard VVhite. In the dining car we were served by Eudora Davis, Edna Biyrd and Walter Mayo. Making connection at Chicago we recognized unite a num- ber of our old friends boarding the train, Mildred Haas, Sylvia Leedy, Leona Kile, Anna Brown and Bertha Cain with Densil Bartlett and Stanton Dick assisting them all. Time passed quickly and we soon found ourselves pliqbt- ing at our western destination only to pile into waiting buck- boards driven by ranchnien Paul Dunniire. Rolla McKee, VValt- er Donaldson and Wayne Riley. 'tOh looky! there are some cowboys Cfor we hadn't seen any as yet except two imaginary ones camped along the rail- road, found to be Edwin Way and John Taylorb aren't they swell?" Turning on the buckboard behind us we saw Norma Bryan, Page 52 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 Cora Keyes, Avarilla Harris, Myrtle Nugent, Mildred Brown and Catherine Thompson eagerly pointing to some men ap- proaching on horses. "Well if they aren't some old school matesf' cried Helen Trenwith, perched on the drivers box beside John Rinehart. "There's Milford Winland and 'Charles Tucker." Williain Lucas and Albert Pembrook are right 'behind them," put in Dolly Wyant and her companion Ila Rearick who were perched on the team which was pulling 'Bob' Mc- Kown7s wagon. As we passed by the general store everyone came out to have a look except Pud Hosack, Ellen Smith, Fan Xlfolverton and Evelyn Jones, who were already out gossiping on soap boxes. Fred Lorey, the inn-keeper, posed in the door with a cal- culating smile. In two hours time we drove up to the long rambling ranch building where we found everybody and everything in commo- tion. Even 'Fat' Gorsuch was rolling out of the bunk house. The foreman. and he was no other than Harry Snyder, came out and giving us a hearty handshake led us to a noisy group near the corrals. Here we found Alwyn Gerhart and Ivan Lep- ley auctioneering a minor cattle sale. Noting Mary Biggs. IIOXV a dashing young ranch owner, was the only bidder we passed on. Soon we all had secured mounts and were on our way out over the great plains to the big cattle round-up. On our way we saw a group of people on a distant knoll acting very queer- ly. Clara Vernon and Blanche Cutler scouted out a bit in that direction and came back with the report that Carl Mosher, a big motion picture producer, was staging a scene. Sarah Bias- nett and Maude Yarman, it seemed were charming wild snakes while Louise Yeager, Francis Spellman, Edith Metcalf and Esther Miller were lassoing wild animals in the background. In the acres and acres of land dotted with moving herds of cattle coming from every direction in places submissive, in other spots, breaking into wild stampedes but gradually coming to one point with cowboys racing hither and thither yelling and coiling their ropes, I certainly lived over again my wildest dreams of a western round-up. After the long dusty ride back to the ranch house a bevy of girls surrounded us under the cool shade trees with offer- ings of delicious refreshments. First came a trio, bearing trays piled high with sandwiches, Helen Durbin, Mae Young and Francine Yerian. Next came Ruth Ransom serving lemonade tinkling with ice with Burdella Earlywine and Ellen Smith in her wake juggling tumblers. Last but not least the ice cream with Marjorie Matheny heading the procession and Stella Chris- man bringing up the rear with baskets of cake. From the north came the sun-tanned cowpunchers Lock- hart VVayt. George Fouch and Edward Longaker. From the south Victor Jones. '4Bob" Baltzell, George Knecht and NVayne Smith urged on their slow moving herds with their blacksnakes. 'Dorothv Wallzcr. Kathryn Young and Dorothy Doup were among some riders coming from the east. In a nearby barb wired coral, cattle lassoed by Louis Moore and Don Masteller were being branded by Allin Kahrl and "Bus" Stimmel. "Oh wasn't that one grand specimen of a western round- up,' someone exclaimed. Round-up. The word seemed to lodge in my brain and later came before my mind on my journey homeward. A truly great western round-up it had been, and yet, I thought, as I gazed out on the fast receding plains, I had witnessed, during my little worldly spree, a round-up greater than that. The Round-up of the Class of '26. Cf course this was but a fanciful dream. I was glad to awaken and find that it was but a vision, for higher activities and more worth-while work await the talented members of the class of '26. But the spirit was there and the round-up was indeed a glorious idea. -Lorene Ernest, '26 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 53 SENIOR CLASS POEM Like a mist life rose before us When we closed the grade school gateg A mist of doubt that hovered o'er us Whiceh we knew not how to hate. Then another portal beckoned, And a gleam of light within-- With the mist it had not reckoned For it tlickered and grew dim. But it had by one small ray ' Pured the gloom that hid the path To self confidence and sway That, before success, o11e hathg Complications cast the mist And we struggled tho, we feared, Yet determined to resist And lo! a second gleam appeared. Another struggle, a third light, Then like stars in a clear sky Lights beamed forthg we won the tight And the mist feign'd to dieg Now this second gate is closing But it cannot e'er recall VVhat we've learned by its disclosing, The experience within its Wall. Look! there is another mist And through it looms the distant shore, For the doubt does not exist Life must be met or She will score. Marjorie Mathen y, '26 Page 54 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 Tl l "Heaven is not reached by a single bound, but we are building the ladder by which We rise." CLASS OFFICERS President, Roy MeCalla Vice President, Julia Elliott Secretary, Donald Birnie Treasurer, Davis Lemasters CLASS COLORS Blue and Silver STUDENT COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES Houston Shields Roy Me Calla Jane Reed Ruth Conley Hugh Wayt SOCIAL COMMITTEES Refreshment Entertainment George Jones, eh. 'Frances Beam Margaret Heldenbrand, oh. Paul Dowds Ruth Conley Julia Elliott Frederick Emley Gwendolyn Nixon Houston Shields Bessie Roberts Ring Committee Hugh Wayt. eh. Jane Reed Virginia Young Burdella West James Alsdorf J unior-Senior Banquet Virgil Jacobs, eh. Houston Shields Frances Beam Helen Neass Virginia Young Charles Baldwin FACULTY ADVISORS Miss Davis Mr. Shutt Mr. Hunsberger Page 56 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 E i The Junior Girls of 1927 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 57 The Junior Boys of 1927 q Page 58 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 Agnew, John Alsdorf, James Balcom, Chanles Baldwin, Charles Banbury, Eunice Beam, Frances Beam, James Bell, Naomi Blair, William Birnie, Donald Brentlinger, Mildred Bricker, Kathryne Bricker, Evelyn Burslon, Mystel Burgess, Bruce Campbell, Josephine Champion, Donald Chrisman, Claude Cochran, John Conley, Ruth Cook, Virta Coss, Virgie Davis, Madge Delporte, Georgette Denbow, James Devalon, Elizabeth Dowds, Paul Dubinsky, Naomi Dunson, Fuller Earnest, Ruby Elliott, Julia JU IOR CLASS ROLL Emley, Frederick Ernest, Claude Fawcett, Ruth Ferguson, Robert Fleming, Dorothy Fogle, Anna Gaines, Louise Geary, Wynona Green, Alyce Haas, Grace Hagan, Hovey Hartshorne, Murl Hayes, Ruth - Heldenbrand, Margaret Hogue, Josephine X Houghn, Lillian Hull, Carl Hull, Manford Humbert, Sarah Jacobs, Virgil Jewell, Isabelle Jones, George Kerst, Ellen Knox, Freida Kohl, William Lauderbaugh, Mabel Layman, Ethel Lemasters, Davis Lewis, Lawrence Lewis, Sarah Lore, Helen Lorentz, Pauline Loy, Autmer Marker, Ruth Mayle, Charles McCalla, Roy McDonald, Virgie McGibeny, Paul McLain, Blanche McManis, Ruth Mendenhall, Murray Mills, Ruth Moxley, Robert Myers, Evelyn Nameth, Julius Neass, Helen Newton, Arabelle Nixon, Gwendolyn Osborne, Laverna Paazig, Grace Pearl, Lester Peugh, Kenneth Pillotti, Elio Poland, Pauline Ralston, Bernice Reed, Jane Riley, Wayne Roberts, Bessie Roberts, Eleanor Rogers, Helen Ruble, Catherine Ryall, Robert Scarbrough, Lillian Scott, Charles Scottie, Charles Severns, Betty Severns, Jo ' Shields, Houston Shutt, John Speelman, Gordon Stinemates, Philip Strong, Helen Summers, Kathleen Taylor, Conard Taylor, Marguerite Thompson, Jean Trott, Ralph Tulloss, Harriet VanNausdle, Delee VanRhoden, Leo Ward, Kathleen Wayt, Hugh West, Burdella White, James Winterringer, Aurice Wisner, Mabel Woolison, Anna Workman, Gladys Workman, Hazel Wright, Eva Worley, Catherine Wyant, Burr Young, Virginia L 'KClimb though the rocks be ruggedf' SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS President, Robert Swanson Vice President, Margaret Rudin Secretary, Gordon Grubb Treasurer, Ruth Bebout CLASS COLORS Blue and Gold Student Council Representatives Raymond Lord Mareene Pumphrey Robert Swanson Charles Ilger Social Committee Louise Van Voorhis, ell. Iris Mitchell Betty Ann Koons Lucille McCollum Raymond Lord Refreshment Committee Mareene Pumphrey, eh. Odessa Dubinsky Frederick Wolfe Roberta Cole Mary Jo Wintermute Faculty Advisors Miss Solt Miss Campbell Q Mr. Angus King Page 60 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 r I I Sophomore Girls of 1928 ,,,, , 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 61 The Sophomore Boys of 1928 Page 62 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 Adams, Margaret Baker, Mildred Balcom, Clematine Banberry, Thelma Barncord, Owen Barncord, Minnie Bartlett, Vance Bebout, Ruth Beckhoflt, Stella Bell, Keith Bell, Ruth Biggs, William Bischoff, Katherine Black, Clifford Blampain, Albert Batkin, George Carl Bricker, William Brock, Gladys Brown, Wilbur Burger, Donald Burgoon, Pearl Burke, Irene Burris, Clinton Burris, Thelma Burris, Marie Carey, James Carter, James Clippinger, Stanton Cwochran, Kenneth Cole, Roberta Conkling, Lawrence Cotton, Mary Cotton, Virginia Cox, Arthur SOPHOMORE CLASS ROLL Davis, Dorothy Day, Herbert Deem, Harry Deem, Wilma DeWald, Virginia Doty, Ruth Draper, Florence Dubinsky, Odessa Dunson, Robert Durbin, Paul Earlywine, Marion Edminster, Leslie Fox, William Frye, Frederick Frye, Grace Frye, Edith Garland, John George, Blanche Giddings, Gertrude Gleeson, Harold Graham, Arthur Graham, Ruth Grosscup, Alice Grubb, Gordon Grubb, Robert Hanna, Herbert Hayes, Paul Herrick, Rosalie Herron, Helen Hoffman, Helen Horner, Mary Horner, Carroll Houck, Frank Hough, Mabel Hyatt, Roland Hywarden, Helen Ilrger, Charles Italiano, John Jackson, Archie Jadwin, Edgar Jamison, Margaret Johnston, Dan Johnson, Harold Johnston, Frances Kappler, Hilda Kearns, Edith Kearns, Ethel Kerr, Bettie Kirkpatrick, Geneva Kleiner, Grace Knox, Gilbert Koons, Elizabeth Lake, Dorothy Lannoy, Ferdinand Lazear, Virgil Lepley, Irene Liggett, Ruth Lord, Raymond Lucas, Ruth Mahaffey, Martha Mann, Marguerite Mayle, Margaret McClellan, Merle McCollum, Lucille McDonald, Solon McElroy, Elizabeth McKay, Earl McKenzie, Avanell McKinley, Lynn Merrin, Margaret Miller, Bonnie Mills, Glenn Mitchell, Iris Mizer, Gilbert Murray, Ronald Nash, George Newman, Gayman Newsom, Frances Norris, Raymond Oldaker, Lewis Olvey, Charles Porter, Cecil Postle, Eleanor Pumphrey, Marcene Ralston, Pauline Ramsey, Frederick Rearick, Allen Rine ,Robert Rockwell, Doris Rockwell. Ivan Ross, Estley Rudin, Margaret Sensel, Eunice Shafer, Harry Shellenbarger, Paul Shore, Harold Simmons, Aileen Skeen, Ronald Sleeman, Elizabeth Smith, Florence Soles, Ethel Steinmetz, Hazel Stevens, William Sumtimer, Juanita Swanson, Robert Tarr, Glenn Tarr, Howard Taylor, Cecile Taylor, Kirke Teeter, Frances Thomas, Mearl Thornberry, Chelcie Tish, Lulu Tucker, Wynona Twinem, William Underwood, Charles VanVoorhis, Louise Veatch, Ellis Walker, William Warman, Martha Warning, Ronald W'ay, Julia Wilda Wesclott, Gwynne White, Carrol Williams, Earl Williams, Eleanor Williamson, Mary Wing, Billy Wintermute, Mary Jo Wolfe, Frederick Workman, Ruth Workman, Twyla Yingling, George Zedaker, Kenneth Zedaker, Wanna "lf you would reach the highest, begin at the lowestf' Mr. Vernon High extended her welcome to about one hun- dred and ninety-two freshmen. This number, although less than the average. does not signify that the class is lower in stand- ards. On the contrary, it is higher. The college preparatory and commercial courses claim the greatest number of students and ten members have chosen the agricultural line of Work. Already the class has claimed many members of the Honor Roll of Whom Carlton Babbs ranks first in the entire school. Distributions were made to the Glee Clubs, Orchestra, Ath- letics, and Boosters' Clu'b. George White Was honored in Abe- ing selected as a cheer leader. As able representatives to the Student Council, Ann Platt, George White and Carlton Babbs were chosen. Page 64 THE FORUM ANNUAL b 1926 Freshman Girls of 1929 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page . The Freshman Boys of 1929 ,A Pgew THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 Altenburg, Mary Carmen Arnold, Marian Babbs, Carlton Barton, Leland Beckholt, Isabelle Beeman, Thurlowe Belden. Marjorie Berger, Jay Blake, Helen Bonsell, Marshall Boyd, Jeanette Braddock, Esther Breece, Ruth Brereton, Louis Bricker, Doris Bricker, Helen Bricker, Gail Brown, Frances Browne, Irene Buell, William Buskirk, lla Carpenter, Charles Carpenter, Mildred Carter, Jeanette Champion, Margaret Clark, Paul Clarke, Mary Ann Cline, Floyd Cline, Lucille Colgin, Eva Convley, Evelyn Corcoran, Phillip Cornell, Maurice Coss, Frieda Goins, Bernice Cotton, Curtis Cranmer, Robert Crill, Neil FRESHMAN CLASS ROLL Crowthers, Edward Curran, Betty Daily Ralph Dailey, Ruth Dalrymple, Joseph Dawdy, Jesse Deeley, George Denny, Leona Denney, Imogene Disinger, Marjorie Doup, Margaret Doup, Ronald Dowds, Marjorie Durbin, Dean Dutt, Luella Earnest, Donna Edman, Mary Emlick, Lucille Ewalt, Robert Fawcett, Burdetta Ferguson, David Ferguson, Howard Fishburn, Tillie Fishburn, Forest Frye, Martha Gaines, Isabelle George, Winfield Gibson, Emily Giffin, Edna Green, Harold Harris, Coreta Harry, Edmund Hartshworn, Wilma Heighton, Faye Hines, Luna Hoffman, Claude Horne, Wilma Hough, Oather Humbert, Howard Hutchison, Orville Hyatt, Ralph Hyatt, William Hywarden, Dorothy lmiler, Arvilla Jacobs, Helen Jennings, Harold' Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Ruth Johnson, Wilson Jones, Virgil Kaser, Glenna Lake, Raym-ond Lamson, Karl Latherns, Richard L-attimore, Irene Lea, Cecil Leiter, Hershel Leiter, Ruth Levering, Lyndon Lewis, Lucile Lindsay, Gladys Lober, Everett Logsdon, Margaret Magill, Ruth Marchand, Jack Matheny, Chester May, Mary Mapes, Vera McClellan. Pauline McCoy, Marjorie Mclntire, Elizabeth McKay, Winifred McMahon, William McMillan, Gerald McKinstry, Ruth Meinecke, Henry Merriman, Kermit Miles, Stewart Miller, Edwin Mills, Frederick Moore, Richard Mosher, Virgil Nethers, Audrey Nixon, Clarence Nuce, Donald Oakes, Dolores Pelton, Harry Petterson, Bertha Peterson, Isabel Peterson, Pearl Peterson, William Peugh, Lillian Phillips, Charlotte Phillips, Stanley Pilotti, Esma Pipes, Paul Platt, Ann Porter, Clarence Porter, Jay Pumphrey, Charles Ransom, Betty Read, Ruth Reichert, Crystine Richards, Catherine Rine, Clifford Rine, Frederick Roberts, Mabel Roberts, Mary Rockwell, Lewis Ruble, Shirley Sawvel, Pauline Schurry, Dorothy Scottie, Clara Sellers, Printess Shaffer, Velma Sharp, Arthur Shaw, Helen Shaw, Ruth Shellenbarger, George Shuff, Wesley Smith, Lloyd Soles, Elbert Sperry, Jessie Springer, Walter Stewart, Mary Stonebrook, Ruth Sullivan, Robert Swadener, Lloyd Swank, Madeline Swingley, Charles Tarr, Evelyn Taylor, Sarah Thomas, Florence Thompson, Bertha Thuma, Gerald Trenwith, Olive Turner ,Robert Van Voorhis, Lester Vernon, Kenneth Wagoner, Genevieve Ward, Frances Warning, Donna Wayt, Llewellyn Wells, Richard Wells, Katherine White, George Whittington, Banning Williams, Leona Wilmotte, Paula Woodland, James Worley, John Wyncoop, Richard 'gi Q Z 5122! 'I U EE Page 68 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 X 2 "The fort-0 ot 11111011 4-o11que1's all." T110 spirit of o1'gz111izz1tio11. the tie that biufls. is 110 cloubt 0111- of the strongest fail-tors i11 Mt. Ve1'11o11 H11 Those of si111i- lz1.1' z1ttz1i11111e11ts 211141 1111-li11z1l1io11s are 11l'OUg1'llT togetlier i11 our school org'1111izz1tio11s. t'lea111 and lltxzllillfx' boclies are fouutl i11 the Athletic groups. Stuclm-1'1ts liaviug ability for assisting i11 the ll6?YQlOD?l161lt aiul 111z111a1g'e111e11t of Various school aiifairs are fouucl 311101121119 1'Il0H1l1l'I'S of the Stucleut Couiiuil 211141 Class Of- fiifers. NYilli11g'. energetic girls i11 the lioostcfrs' Clubg eziruvst. filllI'1Sl'12l11 fellows i11 tl1e Ili-Y Club: those i11vli11e4l towzircl Ha1t11e111z1tim's, i11 the Math Club Zlllfl COHf1l1ll11lg clown the list of our other orgz111izz1tio11s 211141 at-tivities. we tincl it to be true in every case. This spirit is also present i11 the Faculty. the 111e111bers of whit-11 have the best interests of Mt. Vernon Hi at heart. Each teacher is enclezivoring to prepare the stucleut for his Dlave 111 the world. As you Q'li11ll'0 through the next section. we hope that you may be iuipressed with the spirit of orgziuizatioii 111 Mt. Vernon High School. Page 70 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 l STUDENT COUNCIL Top row-George Wl1i,te, Carlton Balmlis, Raymond Lord. Third row-Howard Ogg, Roy Mcflalla. Robert Swanson, Hugh Wayt. Second row-William Aokerinan, Jane Reed, Myrtle Nugent, 31211129118 Pumphrey, Ruth Conley, Charles Ilger. First row-Evelyn Jones, Allin Kahrl, Gordon Pumphrey CPres.j. Houston Shields, Ann Platt. 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 71 STUDENT COUNCIL This year for the first time in the history of Mt. Vernon High School the students have been given the privilege of help- ing make the rules of the school, under the name of Student Council. The success of the Council this year indicates that it will be permanently established. The purpose of the council is to give the students a part in the management of the school functions. lt is the tirst step to be taken towards Student Government. The Council is composed of six members from the senior class, five from the junior, four from the sophomore, and three from the freshman. In each case the president of the class is a representative. The members chosen from the various classes are as follows: Seniors: Allin Kahrl, president, VVilliam Ackerman, Gordon Pum-- phrey, Evelyn Jones, Howard Ogg, and Myrtle Nugent. Juniors: Roy McCalla. president, Ruth Conley, Houston Shields, Jane Reed, Hugh Wayt. Sophoniores : Robert Swanson, president, Marcene Pumphrey, Charles Ilger, Raymond Lord. Freshman: George White, Carlton Babbs, Ann Platt. The 'Council met for the first time on December 9, 1925 and chose their officers: President-Gordon Pumphrey. Vice President-Allin Kahrl. Secretary-Houston Sfhields. Executive Committee-Cordon Pumphrey, Evelyn Jones, Ann Platt. Allin Kahrl, Houston Shields. This year the Student Council submitted the following recommendations to the students. 1-That the students refrain from loitering in the hall, and to keep locker doors closed or locked to prevent conges- tion iu the halls. 2-That the students deposit waste-paper in the waste- paper baskets for that purpose. 3-That the eight-minu te period in the morning be repealed as the notices were not always sent around at that time and because some students used it as a rest period. The Council has co-operated at all times in promoting school events. The Color Day, reception to Zanesville Debaters and Pep Party co-operation evidence this statement. The Student Council must be congratulated on its good work this year and may it be continued thus through the years to come. Page 72 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 i The Girls, Boosters Club 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 73 BOOSTER' S CLUB In the school year of '21 and '22 a group of girls organized a club which is known as the Boosters' Club. The principal idea of this club was to make money to def fray the expenses of the school. The way they finally decided to make money was by selling tags, setting aside a certain day of each year for that purpose. It would be impossible to raise money enough without tag- day and the group of girls who are willing to work for the good of the school. Tag day is necessary and therefore this organization is es- sential. for the school has no athletic field, no gym, no auditor- ium, and therefore the school has to pay rental on all of these. thus taking a large percent of the receipts of the games and school activities. You can get an idea of the proceeds taken for rental when you know that each year the rental of the athletic field is fifty dollars, the rental of the gym floor seven dollars and a half each game, and a good part of the proceeds from debate, Glee Club concert, plays and other school activities for rental of Memor- ial Hall. The average amount collected by the Girls on tag-day has been five-hundred dollars. One year it was as high as eight hundred and fifty dollars. Ruth VVoolson was responsible for that, she being president of the club at that time. The liighest sellers were such girls as Ruth VVoolson, Ruth Taylor, Frances Gorsuch, Ruth Daily, Eleanor Owens, Elizabeth Fargo. Annis Conley, Olive Latham, Luella Simmons, Olive Marshall, Gene- vieve Burgess, Berdella VVest and Marguerite Hosack. . The girls besides taking active part in selling tags also push the ticket sales for football games. debate and Glee Club concert. The success of the Pep Party is a tribute to this group of ambitious girls who took such an active part in its management. The girls were largely responsible for the new basket ball suits. They are of very good material and the boys should be very grateful to the girls for their help in securing the money for the suits. The officers for this year are as follows: Marguerite Hosack ...................... President Evelyn Jones ........ ....... V ice President Lois Burtnett .... . . . Secretary-treasurer Page 74 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 The Hi-Y Club 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 75 THE HI-Y CLUB Committee Chairmen OFFICERS . U b Bible Study .. President ...... ......... X Villiam C. Ackerman Finance ..... Vice President ..... ..... R obert Baltzell Service .... V . . Program .......... . Secretary-Treasurer . . . . . Lawrence C. Lewis Social -...-.,,.- . - n ' t Employment Bureau . . . ROSTER Allen Kahrl . . . Harry Snyder . . . Robert Baltzell . .Lockhart Wagft . . . . Robert Greer .. Houston Shields William Ackerman Robert Baltzell . Lawrence Lewis Harry Snyder Allin Kahrl Lockhart Wayt Don VanVoorhis Alwyn Gerhart Gordon Pumphrey Robert Greer Vance Stevens Charles Baldwin Robert Ryall Hugh VVayt Carl Mosher James Beam Houston Shields Paul Dowds James Alsdorf Virgil Jacobs Lester Pearl Fred Emley Howard Ogg Ivan Lepley William Biggs Robert Swanson Charles Ilger Lynn McKinley Davis Lemasters Archie Jackson Raymond Lord Dan Johnson Harold Johnson Gordon Grubb William Twinem Ralph Trott George Fouch George Yingling Robert McKown Billy Wing Estley Ross The Mt. Vernon Hi-Y Club has closed a very successful year. The membership has reached the highest point in the club 's history, there being forty two on the roll. Service rendered by the Hi-Y Club was evident at many times and in various ways. Football programs appeared for the first time, due to the efforts of the club, and a successful Father and Son Banquet was staged. An "Employment Bureau" for High School students was established while in the latter part A. J. Black, advisor. of spring the annual "Friendship Campaign" was conducted. The Hi-Y Club entered the field of athletics this year by organizing a football and basket ball team. These teams en' joyed fairly successful seasons, playing many out-of-town teams. Activities such as these command the interest and praise of the school and community, and we can certainly feel that we have an active club of service among us. Page 76 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 77 MATH CLUB . 'n' He that gives a portion of his time and talent to the inves- tigation of mathematical truth will come to all other questions with a decided advantage." Motto: Make Math Move First Semester Oflicers President-Charles Ilger. Vice President-Dorothy Lake Secretary-Margaret Jamison. Second Semester Officers President-Charles Ilger Vice President-Gladys Brock. Treasurer-Roberta Cole. Secretary-Martlia Mahaffey. Members Margaret Adams Ruth Bebout Gladys Brock Pearl Burgoon Roberta Cole Ruth Doty Odessa Dubinsky A Ruth Fawcett Wynona Geary Gertrude Giddings Charles Ilger Margaret Jamison Miss Johnston Betty Kerr Martha Mahaffey Raymond Lord Marguerite Mann Earle McKay Miss Edna Shipley Frederick Wolfe - . Marcene Pumphrey The Math Club was started in March. 1925 by Miss Shipley for the purpose of learning more of mathematics than it islpos- sible to obtain in the classroom. Some of the topics taken up are the stories of great mathematicians, origin of our numbers and solutions of problems, not given in the course. All the time is not devoted to mathematics, as the club has held three picnics and a party during its short life time. , The following rules are maintained by the club, and act as an incentive to the students for betterwork: 1-That a student should have an averAi0'e ffradc of 85? to join the Math Club. fr- 0 2-That a member may have only two unexcused absences during a semester. 3+An average of 85? should be maintained by all mem- bers. If the grade' drops, below one month, there is no penalty, but if it is not brought up the second month, the name will he dropped. ' - ' ' ' Page 78 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 THE FORUM STA1F'F .X Top row, left to right-George Jones, Kenneth Cochran, Robert Swanson. Harry Snyder, Hugh Way't. it Second row-Thelma Burris, Grace Paazig, Margaret Jamison, Delee Van Nausdale, Pauline Lorentz, Margaret Rudin. Third row-Charles Ilger, Julia Elliott, Gladys Brock, Ruth Bebout, Odessa Dubinsky, James Alsdorf. Botto mrow-Carl Mosher, Marjorie Matheny, William Ackerman, Lorene Ernest, Howard Ogg. 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Pao-e 79 THE FORUM STAFF Editor-in-chief .... Assistant Editor ...... Literary Editor ......... . . School Activities Editor Exchange Editor ..... Athletic Editor . . . Art Manager ..... . Business Manager ..... Advertising Manager .. Circulation Manager .. Treasurer ............................... Wm. C. Ackerman Marjorie Matheny Lorene Ernest . . . . . Julia Elliott . Pauline Lorentz .. . Harry Snyder . . . . Carl Mosher . . . Howard Ogg . . . . George Jones Kenneth Cochran . . . James Alsdorf Associate Editors: Gladys Brock, Ruth Bebout. Thelma Burris, Odessa Dubinsky, Charles llger, Margaret Jamison, Delee Van Nausdale. Grace Paazig, Margaret Rudin, Robert Swanson. Much credit for the successful year enjoyed by our school publications is due Miss Leonard, Faculty Advisor and Mr. Phillips. Faculty Business Advisor. Page 80 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 TYPISTS Top Row-Mildred Brown, Kenneth Payne, Blanche Cutler, Lloyd Leonard, Clara Vernon, Donald Roby. Middle Row-May Sellers, Bertha Lewis, Grace Hogle, Marguerite Arek, Ruby Lauderbaugh. Lower Row-Elizabeth McGibney, Mildred Claggett, Genevieve Burgess, Louise Yeager, Helen Garland, Norma Bryan. 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 81 THE TYPISTS "The modern majesty consists in workf' The Typewriter Tune Though its coming be slow, we can all feel we know That the Hpopular song" has its end, And the hand-organ lay cannot last all the day: Its honors must cease to ascendg But the typewriter tune, with its terrible twist, Ineessant responds to the rubber-hung Wrist, With its pliek, plaok, olinkety clang Pluekety, pluckety, bang. Your heart may be light and the future seem bright, Ere you come within range of its sound, But your spirits will sink to your shoes in a Wink From the noises that hover around, When the alphabet goblins so crooked and weak, Are tortured till pain makes them shiver and squeak With its pliek. Dlaek. clinkety clang Pluckety, pluckety, bang. Never before have the typists been given a write-up in the annual, although they have been worthy of it The typ ists are the members of the Senior typewriting class under the able instruction of Mr. Taylor They do all of the typing of the Forum material and have proved quite emcient in their work. They do it willingly alothough it takes at least one period a week for the week. W an u "VVith temper Calm and mild. And Words of soften'd tone, He overthrows his neighbors cause, And justifies his own." Aflirmative Negative Odessa Dubinsky CAlt.j Alwyn Gerhart CCaptainj James Alsclorf CCaptainj George Foueh Polly Voorhees Robert Swanson Allin Kahrl Martha Mahaffey CAlt.5 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 83 DEBATE Mt. Vernon met with a double debate defeat this year los- ing by a score of 3-O at Newark and 2-1 at home. Our affirmative team, composed of Alwyn Gerhart, Capt., Polly Voorhees, Robert Swanson, Odessa Dubinsky, Alt., was the guest of Newark and Zanesville was the guest of our nega- tive team: James Alsdorf, Capt., George Fouch, Allin Kahrl, Martha Mahalfey, Alt. r The Sophomore Class was well represented, furnishing three of the members of the teams who were: Robert Swanson and Odessa Dubinsky on the -Negative and Martha Mahaifey on the Affirmative. The Affirmative side of the question, 'fResolved: That the United States Should Establish a Separate Department of Avi- ation" was opened at Newark by Polly Voorhees who pre- sented the plan of attack of our team and proved that the pro- ject was practical from an economic standpoint. She clearly showed her ability along oratorical lines. Robert Swanson developed the second point in a complete and convincing manner, explaining that the project was prac- tical from a commercial and scientific standpoint. Alwyn Gerhart, who has been on theidcbate team for three years, was a very forceful and finished speaker. He defended the question from the military point of view. At home, the Negative side of the question was opened by George Fouch, who outlined our points and showed convinc- ingly that a separate department of aviation is impractical from a military standpoint. Allin Kahrl as our second speaker had a splendid manner of speaking and held the interest of all. He proved that it was unsound from a commercial and scientific- standpoint. As third speaker for the negative, James Alsdorf skillfully showed the judges that it was politically unsound and that a better plan was that of the Morrow Board. Martha Mahaffey for the Negative and Odessa Dubinsky for the Affirmative were shown by the rebuttals to be efficient and alert alternates. . Congratulations are due the teams for their good and sound arguments and hard work and to Miss Domigan for her untir- ing efforts. Page 84 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 AGRICULTURE j "The farmers are the founders of civilization." The present Agricultural department in Mt. V. H. S. was organized in 1920 by Mr. Kirkwood, who remained in the po- sition two years. The past four years the department has been in charge of Mr. J. T. McClure. The department has for its aim the training of the hand and heart as Well as the mind, and endeavors at all times to teach the students technical information and skills which will assist them in making a good living, enjoying the best of health, and in being a good citizen, enjoying their leisure time prop- -erly, being righteous, and establishing and maintaining good American homes. The time worn and out of date Cstudying and recitingb method of teaching has given place to the more useful work- .study plan, in which work an-d study are properly apportioned. To accomplish this, each boy in the class is required to carry on at home some definite work connected with class instruction. As an example, Agricultural Students have raised over four- teen thousand baby chicks in the past four years in groups ranging from four hundred to one thousand. Pork production, Held crops, farm machinery, and engineering also receive their share of attention. Forty-seven percent of an Agricultural students time while in High School is spent on the five Agricultural subjects: Field Crops, Animal Industry, Soils and Farm Management, Farm Engineering, and Farm Shop. The remaining fifty three per- cent is spent on studying English, Mathematics, History, Civics, Chemistry and Physics. Some special features placed in the Agricultural course are lessons on Road Building, Fire and Life Insurance, House- hold Accounts, Home Planning and Furnishing, Parliementary Law, and Farm Finance. In addition, Juniors and Seniors re- ceive much instruction on obtaining a college education. The Agricultural Department is the only department in the High School which provides part time and night schools for adults not enrolled in regular day school. In tihe past four years, eleven women and Hfty-six men, all adult farmers, have been enrolled in part time farm classes, and it is estimated that this phase of the work has touched at least live hundred individuals in the community. The enrollment in the regular day time classes has not been quite as large as in some other classes, but the Agricultural de- partment boasts of a group of boys who are studying agricul- ture, not because it is easy, not because some other student is taking it, not because it sounds as a big job, but because they want to take it. They believe that the service they render to mankind by producing food and clothing is of the highest cali- ber, and that manual farm la-bor is not menial but sacred. The department and school suiered a loss in the middle of April when Mr. McClure resigned to take up work at the Ex- perimental Farm at Wooster, Ohio. His place, however, was ably filled during the remaining time by Mr. V .D. Burris, whose work, like his predecessor, was highly commendable.. l l l HAH the world's a stage." One of Gods great gifts to man is dramatic ability-the art of interpreting characters and imitating others, Through the dramatic art of a. school. the character. standards. and ideals of that institution are revealed. Thus during the heated discussions of play committees when deciding upon a play. there is really more at stake than one. at first thought would realize. School plays are not merely ways of getting funds for parties -they form a new bond in school life hesides supplying the public with good wholesome entertainment. lt provides a means of displaying talent which otherwise would go unnoticed and unrecognized. The actors gain self-confidence and compos- ure which is very valuable to them in later life. Mt. Vernon High School has set a high standard of dra- inatics in the school and has maintained it through each sub- sequent year by the high class plays which have been presented. A great deal of the success of these plays is due to the efficient coaching which we have been fortunate in always having at hand in the shape of willing faculty members and Hr. H. C. Devin. They receive no compensation for their work except their own pleasure, and the good-will ot the students. The Forum Static. in behalf of the school. wishes to express its grati- tude to these helpers for their untiring efforts and the excel- lent results which they have produced. Page 86 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 1 r Cast of the Senior Play, "Babu 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 87 --BAE" "Bah," adapted from the novel of the same name by Mary production. Produced under the direction of Miss Solt Miss Roberts Rinehart, was presented by the Senior Class June 8 Domigan and Mr. Devin and under the management of Ivan at Memorial Theatre. It maintained the high standard of dra- Lepley, the play was a signal success and a fitting climax to matics in our school and proved a good sequel to the Junior the honorable record of the Senior Class 'To the following, the cast of characters, much credit is due: Bab .................... Leila ................................... Mrs. Archibald .. Jane .......... Hannah ......... Carter Brooks ..... Clinton Beresford Eddie Perkins ...,. Mr. Archibald .. . Guy Grosvener . . . William ...... . . . Myrtle Nugent .. Helen Trenvvith . . . . Polly Voorhees . . . Esther Miller .. Elsie Neibarger William Ackerman . . . Robert Baltzell . . . . Alwyn Gerhart . . . . . Allin Kahrl , . . . . Louis Moore Don Van Voorhis Page 88 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 Cast of the Junior Play, "The A1-rival of Kitty" 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 89 "THE ARRIVAL OF KITTY' "The Seniors will have to go some to heat that," everyone was saying after seeing the Junior play, '4The Arrival of Kitty," April 30 at Memorial Theatref ' The trouble arises over a will which says that Jane must marry Benjamin Moore, a friend of the family Whom Jane has never seen, before a certain time or all her father's fortune Will be given to charity. William VVinkler, Jane 's uncle, brings his Wealthy sister Aunt Jane, and his niece Jane to Halcyon House, a hotel in a secluded part of the Catskill Mountains. so that he might force his niece Jane, who loves Bobbie Baxter. to marry Moore, whom he expects to arrive from a foreign part in summons to his cablegrams. Bobbie Baxter comes and gets CAST William Winkler ...... .,.... Aunt Jane-his sister . . . Jane-his niece ...... Bobbie Baxter .... Benjamin Moore ..... Ting-a bell-boy ...... Sam-a colored porter .... Kitty-an actress ........,. Suzette-Aunt Jane is maid in trouble over a special delivery letter from Kitty Bender, a stage actress Withiwhom Winkler is in love. The fertile mind of Ting, a Yale student who is bell-boy for the summer, sug- gests that Bobbie dress up as Kitty and the suggestion is im- mediately carried out. Then the real Kitty comes and compli- cations arise in which there is a general mix-up of characters by Bobbiels impersonating Klitty. In the end, Bobbie Wins Jane. VVinkler Wins Kitty, and the old maid, Aunt Jane, per- suades Benjamin Moore to marry her. Thus the will was car- ried out tothe letter because it failed to specify the Jane. The splendid production Was due to the untiring efforts of Miss Watts and Miss Davis. .... James Beam Catherine Worley .. Gwendolyn Nixon James Alsdorf . . . . George Jones .. . Virgil Jacobs Gordon Speelman . . . . Helen Neass . Virginia Young Page 90 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 THE FIRST ANNUAL PEP PARTY An old idea in a new costume is the sum total of the First Annual Pep Party. But although it followed the carnival and penny social idea of promoting, it formed a precedent in the social life of our school through its complete and unqualified success. On the evening of May 7 Mt. Vernon's New Building was devoted to fun and frolic and a great many students, grads and friends of the school were well pleased with the galaxy of splendid entertainments and appetizing refreshments. Through- out the merry-making, the party was orderly but abounding in good fun and amusement. The net result of the party was a very enjoyable social event, a get-together of students and friends and a handsome sum realized to benefit the Forum, under whose direction the event was promoted. Credit is due the Executive Committee, Gordon Pumphrey, Marjorie Matheny, Allin Kahrl, Marguerite Hosack, James Als- dorf, Genevieve Burgess and Wm. C. Ackerman Cch.j, Miss Forrey and Mr. Niswander who represented the faculty and all the organizations who co-operated so willingly and produced such good results. f'Music washes away from the soul the dust of every-day life. Music shows every kind of emotion and is often called the universal language of the World. lt is food for the soul and is needed by everyone to make life cheerful and worth-While. l+'ortunately. our school is not without its musical organi- zations. Under the efficient direction of Mr. Niswander, the past year has been very successful as was shown so clearly in the annual spring concert. Only the best selections were of- fered o nthe program by the Orchestra and Boys' and Girls' Glee Ulubs. The Senior Girlsl and Boysf quartettes also added a variety of delightful numbers to the program. Vredit is due Mr. Niswander for his careful and able train- ing of the musicians. The Glee Vlubs and Orchestra and their splendid act-ompanists, Helen Herron and Billy Wiiig, are also deserving of praise. Because of the demand on the part of students and par- ents that the concert be repeated because of sickness. the Glee Clubs and orchestra made their second concert appearance on April 21 at the Presbyterian church. Page 92 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926- The Girls' Glee Club 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 93 ! The Boys' Glee Club Page 94 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 V The Orchestra 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 95 S ' B mt '. . . eulor OM Qual P Bllly VV111g'. ACCO111D?1l'l1St 1 J ! Helen Herron. Accompanit Senior Guils, Quartet Page 96 4 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 I ,W ,1 Girls ' Sextet Junior Girls' Quartet 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 97 PROGRAM The program and personnel of the Clubs and Orchestra follows: March Militaire ....... .... C Schubertj Danee of the Spirits . . . .......... . .. Cvon Gluekj Norwegian Dance . . . ............. ..... C Griegl Orchestra Hymn to Night .. ............... .. CBeethovenD Swing Along . ..................... ...... C Cook? Boys Glee Club Lullaby ............................... . . . CMcClurej The Shadow March ...................... .... C Protherol Junior Girls Quartette Josephine Severns, Pauline Lorentz, Louise Gaines, Mystel Burson Polonaise ................................... CMacDowelll William Wing Echo Song ......... ............... . . . CHarrisD Modern Hiawatha .................... . . . CBlissD Girls Glee Club By My Wiiidow . . . ......... . . . CBlissJ The Old Road .. ............... CSc0ttD Sextette Apple and the Worm ................. C, . .... CBittleD Sunday School Scholar ........................, CSelectedj Senior Boys Quartette Robert Baltzell, Allin Kahrl, Donald Masteller, Carl Mosher Go Down Moses .... ................. ........ C B urleighj- Sweet O' the Year ......................... CTurner-Salterl Girls Glee Club Serenade ............................... .... C Schubertl Rockin' in de Vllinl .......................... CNeidlingerl' Senior Girls Quartette Ellen Smith, Esther Miller, Pauline Voorhees, Lois Burtnett Song of the Volga Boatrnen ............ CRussian Folk Songl There lVas an Old Man ............................ CLangD Boys Glee Club Mt. Vernon High .... .......... . . , Ensemble Page 98 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 First' Soprano Eleanor Postle Margaret Mahaffey Dorothy Critchfield Alice Grosscup Ruth Doty Josephine Campbell Grace Haas Betty Severns Virginia Young Kathryn Young Margaret Heldenbrand Doris Br 1st Tenor Robert Baltzell Lynn McKinley Archie Jackson Harold Shore Edgar Jadwin Philip Steinmates Chas. Ilger Frederick Frye Richard Wynkoop Jay Berger Carroll Horner William Hyatt Morris Cornell First Violins Marianne Pyle William Lucas Don Van Voorhis Pauline Lorentz Naomi Dubinsky Elizabeth Devalon Edna Sebach Myrtle Nugent Ellen Smith A Martha Mahaffey Wynona Tucker Josephine Severns Madalline Swank Ann Platt Gertrude Giddings Crystine Reichert icker THE GIRLS GLEE CLUB Second Soprano Margaret Rudin Gladys Brock Ruth Lucas Dorothy Lake Mary Jo Winterniiite Louise Gaines Ruth McManis Frances Beam Dorothy Fleming Polly Voorhees Evelyn Jones Burdella West Mary Cotton Margaret Jamison Frances Ward Gwendolyn Nixon Leona Kile Lucille McCollum Catherine Thompson Ruth Read Esther Miller Marguerite Hosack Evelyn Conley Mary Edman THE BOYS GLEE CLUB 2nd Tenor Stanton Dick Don Masteller Claude Ernest Gordon Speelman William Biggs Virgil Jacobs George Jones Lewellyn Wayt Vance Stevens lst Bass James Alsdorf Allin Kahrl James Beam Robert Swanson Houston Shields Lester Pearl Carlton Babbs Arthur Graham Jack Marchand Vvilliam Ackerma THE ORCHESTRA Second Violins Julia Elliott Florence Smith Wynona Tucker Mary Read Evelyn Conley Violin Cello Carlton Babbs lst Clarinet Robert Baltzell, Geo. 2nd Clarinet Mary Read Mildred Baker Margaret Merrin Ruth Bebout Betty Kerr Eunice Sensel Geneva Masteller Betty Ann Koons Grace Kleiner Lois Burtnett Mystel Burson Alto Lillian Scarbrough Helen Trenwith Pauline Lorentz Marie Burris Jane Reed Harriet Tulloss Margaret Champion Ruth Graham Evelyn Tarr Marjorie Dowds Marian Earlywine Olive Trenwith H 2nd Bass Harold Johnson Don Van Voorhis Carl Mosher Howard Ogg Harry Shafer 1 st Cornet Estley Ross 2nd Cornet Fouch Robert Ryall Piano William Otis Stevens Evelyn Jones ,,4:Fl "5 - 114 Z2 X :Lk-Q 5 7 L Q A F Q o m 'A Ms LAM 5- E , 1' 1 ' c ,X . ..,, 4 Q - f X 3 L A ' -112'-1e+H:E? ' W L - ix i i . if 2 Mx Ag 1 Q,h"?.'E'3'5 "af F , X x , ai--f 'g 5'i'4Q1'?- sgi q -'L- , 15 V --- , ? Page 100 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 The beautiful trophy ease, plaeed opposite the Prin- eipal's office on the main floor, is the gift of the class of '25, Not being content with satisfying the need for such a ease in our school. the class of '25 caused a plate to be placed in the ease denoting the gift of sixty dollars to- ward the new gyinnasium. The school extends its thanks for the valuable and timely gifts. The ease Contains the following' trophies: Cleft to iightj Vpper eoinpartinent-Trophy won at Ohio Wesley'- an Tournament in 1922. Trophy won at Ohio Vtfesleyan Tournament in 1921. Middle Pompartnient-Ohanipionship Trophy of Ventral Ohio Football League for 1924 and 1925. Plate denoting gift of sixty dollars by class of '25. Trophy won hy Senior Vlass in 1926 class Basket- ball Tournament. Lower Coinpartinent-Basketball Trophy of Thani- pionship of Ohio in 1922. i Basketball Trophy of Second place in Ohio in 1 1918. W Note :-The Basketball Trophy of the Central Ohio League. held jointly by Mt. Vernon and Newark was added. The 1925 eleven with Coach King again at the helm, duplicated the trick of the 1924 team bx again being thanipions of Central Ohio. The final standing of the league: VV L Pct. Mt. Vernonrk ..... .. 1000 Vlfesterville . . . . . . 750 Newark? .... . . . 666 Coshocton ..... . . 500 Lancaster ........ . . 000 :kTie games. Schedule and resulting scores: Sept. 26 Mt. Vernon ....... 12-Fredcriektown 12 A Sept. 29 Mt. Vernon 13-Centerhurg ..... .... L 7 H Oct. 33 Mt. Vernon O-Alumni ....... .... 1 5 H Oct. 10 Mt. Vernon 7-VVeSterville .. O H Oct. 17 Mt. Vernon 26-Galion ...... U H Oct. 24 Mt. Vernon 39-Lancaster O H Oct. 31 Mt. Vernon 14hNewark 14 A Nov. 7 Mt. Vernon 6-Zanesville 6 A Nov. 14 Mt. Vernon ....... 26-Fambridge .. O H Nov. 20 Mt. Vernon 14-Coshocton 0 H Total Points ......... 157-Opponents . .. 47 Page 102 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 x 7' - K- - . ----' n I W l The Championship Football Team Some Lettermeu of the Championship Team A Few of the Champions 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 105 1926 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS Name Position No. Qts. Murray Mendenhall Ccaptainb .. ..... Tackle ........ 36 Allin Kahrl .................. .... G uard ........ 39 George Knecht ............. ..... I ialf . . ..... 39 Roy McCalla ........,........... ..... T ackle ........ 39 James Alsdorf .................... ..... Q uarter ........ 39 Leo Van Rhoden Qcaptain-electj .... ..... C enter ........ 36 George Fouch .................. .... F ull . . .... 35 William Bricker .............. .... T Ialf .. .... 35 Robert Cranmer ..... ..... E nd . . ..... 35 Donald Champion .... ..... E nd . . .... 32 Walter Donaldson . . . ..... End . . .... 32 Robert Moxley ..... .... Q uarter ........ 27 Name Position No. Qts. Lloyd Smith ...... ..... G uard ........ 25 Kenneth Cochran .... . . .Center ....... .20 Milford Winland .... . . .Tackle . . . . . .17 Edwin Way .......... ..... G uard . . . . . .17 Lawrence Conkling .... ..... G uard . . . . . .16 James Beam ........ .... E nd . 8 Hovey Hagan ..... .... H alf . 0 Lester Pearl . . . ..... Guard . . . . . . 6 Howard Tarr .... ..... G uard . . . . . . 4 Charles Olvey .... . . .Tackle . . . . . . 2 Charles Ilger . . . .... End . . . . 0 John Italiano .... .... G uard . . . . . . 0 OUR LETTER MEN 'Murray Mendenha.1l,Tack1e- HBill," a bearcat lineman, ended his scholastic football career by winning his third letter, playing on his second champ- ionship team, serving ably as captain, being chosen as the best lineman and placed at a tackle on the all league team. WVe consider this a grand finish. 'George Fouch, Fullback- George began his football career by being the reserve quarterback in 1922 but his second year he was regular quarter. On the championship teams he played half and then at full. He was known as the best football player in the Central Ohio League this past season, and was placed at the all league full- back position. Allin Kahrl, Guard- By graduation we lose one of the best guards that ever wore the Orange and Black regalia. Last year a reserve, this year a regular, superior to the 'best linemen of any of his opf ponents and selected as a guard on the all league Hrst team is the record of this sterling player. George Knecht, Halfback- Spunk and courage personified is what we think of MGeorgie." One of the most capable ball toters that has been under Coach King's command. He won his three letters by playing first at quarter, the latter two at half. W'i11ia,m Bricker, Halfback- HBi1l" is a line bucker of the highest caliber and also he Page 106 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 has proven himself adept at receiving and throwing passes. We expect "Bill" to be an important cog in the next two Orange and Black football machines. Kenneth Cochran, Center- The hand of Flate pointed to HNick" when the Coach Was looking for a reserve center. When he did see service in a game, he managed his position in a reliable manner. He should cover himself with praise after adding a year more of ex- perience. Robert Cranmer, End- In his initial appearance as an Orange and Black warrior, "Dead Eye" immediately proceeded to distinguish himself. He is an end of no mean ability and his defensive work has been of the high class style. In his remaining years, 'we expect him to cover himself with glory and make a strong bid for en- trance into the Athletic Hall of Fame. Leo Van Rhoden, Center- By overcoming certain impediments, '4Van" secured a regular berth on the team. He capably protected the center of the line. his defensive work being most note-worthy. We wish him success and predict anything but defeat for the team which he will lead. James Alsdorf, Quarter- "Jimmie" has shown that he is a back Held man of the first water. Although he is not a flashy player. we feel sure he is as brainy a player as ever won his letter. He also gained the distinction of being placed on the all league team. He will be considered as an asset when noses are counted next season. Roy MoCalla, Tackle- Although 'having never played football before, Roy turned out to be a bearcat lineman, starring on the defense as well as on the oifense. McCalla, a Junior this year. will be a strong factor in King's 1926 machine. Walter Donaldson, End- "Walt" was one of our star men on the defense. Playing at an end position, he acquired the knack of blocking punts. This is his last year with us. Donald Chapmion, End- Champion was another great wing man. XVitl1 his long arms, he grabbed many of the opponents' fumbles. Last year he was out for the team but was injured in practice. i'Baldy" is a Senior. Edwin Way, Guard- "Ed," brother of "Charlie" Way' of last year 's champion- ship team. was a reserve guard. This Was Way's first year at football and his weight made him a great addition to King's squad. He will be lost by graduation. ' Milford Winland, Tackle- f'Milly,', a senior, was a great fighter. Although he was 11ot a regular, he received his letter playing at tackle. His out- standing faculty was breaking through his opponents' line. Lloyd Smith, Guard- Another fortunate yearling that made good was "S1nithy." The experience he gained this year as a reserve guard should make him a strong man in next Year's line. Robert Moxley, Quarter- A small chap but full of fight was "Toni" Moxley. Al- though small in stature he tackled the largest of them. Play- ing as a reserve quarter he showed his worth and we expect to hear him barking the signals regularly next year. Lawrence Conkling, Guard- Conkling, a sophomore. demonstrated his ability as a foot- ball player at the guard position. Although only a reserve this year, he should land a regular berth next year. A most successful season was enjoyed by Coach King's proteges on the basketball eourt. Sixteen games were played. ten won by the Kingmen, tive defeats were registered against them by teams on foreign floors. the Alumni winning the only game lost on the Y. M. C. A. floor. The Mt Vernon entry into the Central Ohio League was a fast. offensive, easy working machine. The Newark and Mt. Vernon quintets were the leaders in the league. Newark and Mt. Vernon met iirst at the latter is tioor, each team having won three games and losing none. and a victory was turned in by the Mounts 23 to 22. Again these two teams met, this time at Newark. and the Kingmen still had 1000 percent and Newark had lost only one game. They battled. Newark won 27 to 15 thus making the Championship of the Central Ohio League a tie. Newark had their name on the Cup for the second time while Mt. vernon placed theirs for the first. The HMounts" were awarded honor-4 in the Central Ohio League. Foueh and Blair being placed on the all-league first team, while Bricker was plaeed on the seeond team. Blair was the scoring ac-e of the league. scoring 70 points in S league en- eounters. Blair also figured high in the individual scoring of the team. getting 51 field goals and 26 foul goals out of 50 free throws. making a total of 128 points. Greer was seeoiid with 35 field goals and 18 foul goals out of 31 free throws. Our participation in the seetional tournament held at Ohio VVes- leyan l'niversity was somewhat sueeessful although not victor- ious. North Hi of Columbus. a team doped to win the state tournament was met. given a good fight. but defeated the King- men. For the first time. a Freshman team was retained for scrimmage duties. Cranmer and Babbs were the most promis- ing of the Frosh. Swanson and Biggs were representatives of the Sophomore class, Swanson being made a member of the first eight men for the tournament trip. Chrisman. a Junior. was trained for a guard position and is expected to do some guard- ing for the iirst team next year. Phe Basket Ball Team Basketball Lettermen Page 110 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 1926 BASKETBALL TEAM Final Central Ohio League Standing: Mt. Verno11 Newark .. Lancaster Westerville Coshocton VV 7 ...7 3 2 1926 SCHEDULE Mt. Vernon 15-Alumni 17. Mt. Mt. Vernon 21-Aquinas 14. Mt. Mt. Vernon 19-McKinley. Canton 28. Mt. Mt. Vernon 32-Coshocton Mt. Mt. Vernon 14-Central. Akron 25. Mt. Mt. Vernon 21-VVesterVi11e 20. Mt. Mt. Vernon 8-Lancaster 7. Mt. Mt. Vernon 19-Doane Aoadeniy 16, Mt. Vernon Vernon Vernon Vernon Vernon Vernon Vernon Vernon Pct. .875 .875 .375 .250 .125 -Newark 22. -Cambridge 29. 26-Mansield 16. 30- 10-Lancaster 7. 21- Coshocton 17. VVesterVil1e 14 Newark 27. lo-North Columbu s 27 Cat Delaware 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 111 OUR LETTER MEN George Fouch, Center- George shows his skill at center and plays brilliant basket- ball on the offense as well as on the defense. He carries with him the honor of being basketball captain two years. He was selected as a guard on the all-league first team and we regret that he will not be wearing our colors on the court next year. Robert Greer, Forward- Because of illness last summer, 'fBob7' was not in the best of physical condition. He played corking good ball although he was not up to his old time form. He is a clever, accurate, and speedy basketball player. He expect to see him make good at the court game in coming years. ' Robert Baltzell, Guard- f'Bob" rapidly developed into an efficient guard. His passing ability was an important factor in the Kingmen's of- fense. A steady aggressive player of the first water, Bob was also the possessor of a fighting spirit. We were fortunate in having his services this year and we regret that this is his Sen- ior year. William Blair, Forward- 'fBill" passes into our Hall of Fame on the manner in which he acquitted himself at forward. His accuracy in plac- ing the ball through the hoop, his dazzling passing and clever floor work accounted for his being placed on the all-league first team. VVe watch with interest the laurels that he will attain next year. Robert Moxley, Guard- f'Tom" developed into an exceedingly clever guard. This star performer was not Hdiscoveredu until late in the season. His floor work, accuracy in shooting, and remarkable passing ability will place him in a regular berth next year. VVe are fortunate in having him return. William Bricker, Guard- The defensive work of this sturdy athlete has been of the stellar variety. His passwork and ability at taking long shots were his most valuable assets. "Bill" was chosen as a guard on the all-league second team. His work on the court in com- ing years will be watched with great interest. George Knecht, Forward- George has played the part of the lowly scrub for his third season. Always being capable of playing with the seconds, but he was lacking in the qualities that advanced men to the first team. He has maintained his old fighting spirit continually and has never given up. Because of these characteristics that he has shown during his basketball career, he was awarded his letter by the Athletic Council although he did not have the ne- cessary number of halves. Louis Moore, Forward- ' "Lol" proved a capable basketeer by winning his letter when he was a Sophomore. Last year he was unable to con- tinue on the court because of physical disabilities, but was out this year to stage a comeback. His shooting possessed his old time accuracy but his lay off had slowed up his fioor work. Although he did not have the required number of halves, the Athletic Council awarded him his letter for his service because of his being a senior. Senior Class Basketball Team and Trophy Champions of the Class Tournament. Gardner, VVineland Cwith Trophyj, Pumphrey, Ackerman, Knecht Ccaptainl, Kahrl I Under the efficient eoaehing of King and the inspiring lead- ership of Captain Beam. the 1926 Track team enjoyed a sue- eessful season. Outstanding performers were 'Captain Beam, Foueh, Baltzell. Mosher, Fonkling and Cranmer although abil- ity was shown by all members of the squad. Track, as a major sport in Mt. Vernon High School. seems assured as the result of this season 's activity. ' The 1926 'Track Schedule follows: May l-Mt. V. H. S. vs. Frederiektown at Gambier. May 8-Mt. V. H. S. vs Newark at Newark. May 15-District Track Meet at Ohio Wesleyan, Delaware. May 22-State Track Meet at Ohio State University. May 29-League Track Meet at Lancaster. June 5-Mansfield, Ashland. Mt. Vernon Tri-angular Meet at Ashland. The 1926 Track Team 1 Page 116 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 CONGRATULATIONS Much of the success of an athletic team depends upon the second team or reserves who practice diligently and earnestly although their opportunities to enter the regular contests are often few. The achievements of our first teams this year speak in 110 uncertain terms the praises of the "scrubs" who labored so valiantly to prepare the regulars for the big games. We ex- tend our congratulations to you, football, basketball and track reserves, for your prominent part in bringing athletic victories to our school during the past year. A large amount of praise is due to the Faculty Manager, Richard Shutt, 'Student Manager Robert McKown and Harry Snyder for the success of our Athletic teams this year. Arrang- ing the schedules and providing for the welfare of the teams were the duties of these efficient managers. l yy . F Lille who sings frightens away his ills." SONG AND CHEER LEADERS Feeling the need of song and eheer leaders, the student body assembled in the natural amphitheater between the new and old building on September 25. l925, for the purpose of ap- pointing leaders in these two branches. Those trying out for t'he positions directed the tunes and yells from the steps of the east entrance. 'Catherine Worley and Dorothy Fleming were the successful candidates for song leaders while Allin Kahrl. George White, and Arthur Graham were appointed cheer leaders. Catherine Worley has just finished three years of suc- cessful song leading. Being only a junior this year, t'KittyH will probably direct the students in songs again next year. Dorothy Fleming, although working her first year as a song leader was very efficient and well-liked. She proved a very able "pep producer." Allin Kahrl, one of the most popular boys in the Senior class, was a very successful cheer master. "Al" has been it veritable dynamo of action at pep meetings and contests dur- ing his two years as cheer leader and has received splendid results. George White is one of the few to be chosen as a cheer leader in his Freshman year. The ability he displayed this year assures certain success for his future cheer leading efforts. Arthur Graham, popular and humorous Sophomore, was an able pep producer and starred at the home debate. Besides being a very capable cheer leader, he also takes the role of pianist. The committee that selected the cheer and song leaders made no mistake as our pep efforts were ably directed at all times during the year. Credit is due our splendid corps of "thuse " enthusiasts. Cheer and Song Leaders gl A FEW HIGH LIGHTS OF THE YEAR September Friday, 25-Song and cheerleader tryouts were held today. The Winning girls were Catherine VVorley' and Dorothy Flem- ing. The Cheer leaders were Allin Kahrl. George W'hite, and Arthur Graham. October Saturday. IU-The first league game of the season was played today. resulting in victory for the Kingmen. The score was 7 to 0. November Thursday, 19-Night school was held for the benefit of the parents. Fathers. mothers, uncles, aunts, cousins, brothers and sisters wandered about the building. recalling their own schooldays. December Friday, 15-Chapel was held at the Congregational Church. Mr. Robertson spoke. and we learned many interesting facts of China. January Coshocton played basketball here and we displayed the same winning skill that we had in football. The score 32 to 3. February Saturday, 6-The best basketball game of the season Was played here with Newark. The winning basket was made in the last 15 seconds of the game. Score: 23 to 22 in our favor. March Friday 5-The basketball tournament was held at Dela- ware. Wle lost to North Hi of Columbus in the first game. Friday. 12-Our debators argued yes and no with Newark and Zanesville. The scores were 3-0 in favor of Newark and 241 in favor of Zanesville. April Friday, 30-The Junior Class presented the play HThe Ar- rival of Kitty" at the Memorial Hall. May Friday, 7-The Pep Party, the largest and best feature of the year was held in the High School Building. Friday, 28-The Junior-Senior Reception took place at the C'ountry Club. ' June ' Tuesday, S-Bab, Senior Class Play, was successfuly pre- sented. Thursday, 10-Connneneement! How proud we are of our Seniors. Page 120 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 ,,,?-wWxnuu11nlul.g it 7-Labor Day. 8-A-ll beaten paths lead to Mt. V. II. S. XVe have Chapel in old building. Many Alumni are seen looking superior in their knowledge of outside world. Mr. Geiger introduces us to new building. 9-We take up the old grind. Teachers frighten the freshmen with lessons as long as they. 10-We discover the use of the boxes in the halls. 11-First football practice. 14-Big fire. Vtfe ran up streets and alleys. 16-Juniors have class after school. Oh, Juniors, what were you doing? 17-Extra session of Freshman English. 18-First Forum on sale. Cries of 4'Forums for sale!" 21-Georgie Jones loses another tooth. 22-Mr. Walter regains discipline by making boys sit on floor. 2-1-We have visitors, Mr. and Mrs. Koch. 25-Song and yell tryouts. 26-Our Hrst game. We played Fredericktown who had the great 'honor of tying us. Many of us were lost in the big city trying to find the athletic field. 29-Game with Centerburg. 30-Engraving contract for 1926 Annual made. l-George Jones sits with Marjorie Belden in study period. 2--Miss Leonard, Julia Elliot, and Carl Mosher attend Journ- alism l'onvention. I2-Tag Day. Alumni Walked all over us. 5-Roy Mctfalla elected president of Jolly Juniors. fi-New students meeting. 7--Senior's have committee meeting in 29. 9-Sectional Agricultural meeting held in High School. 10-We defeat Westerville by a victory of 7-0. 12-Columbus Day. "What's it for?" asks 'Frosh. lei-VVhat is all the noise? Mr. Niswander tell boys they sing like nightingale-s. 17-We scored 27-0 on Galion. 18-High School robbed. 20-"The First Snowfall." 22-The teachers convention is held in Cleveland. 23-Short vacation of seven periods. 24-Newark vs. Mt. Vernon, Score 14-14. 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 121 it 1-fi, r 2-First lab. 3-First Glee Club practice. -l-Seniors elected Student Council members. 6-Thuse meeting. Pictures of classes and Booster Vlub taken. 8-Zanesvillle vs. Mt. Vernon. Score 6-6. 9-Juniors elected to Student Council. 10-Three local men spoke to Vocational Civics Classes. ll-Armistice Day. 13-Nut number of Forum. 14-We defeat Cambridge by a score of 26-O. 16-21-Educational Week. 19-Night School with large thuse meeting afterwards. 20-Championship game. Victory for Mt. Vernon. Score 14-0. 23-Keller announcement party. Congratulations! 24-Annual Drive. 25-Farewell, Miss Keller. '26-Thanksgiving. Oh. those turkey dinners. 30-Junior meeting. YVhat is it all about? 2-+f4lI'QSlll!li111 meet. First basketball practice. an--Did the Juniors have a good time at their party? 8-First Student Council Meeting. 10-Sophomores meet and plan a party. 13-Two visitors from Kenyon, 14-Christmas slickers Worn today. 1:1-Mrs. McNabb leaves us for a While. 17-Mr. Robertson teaches us a Chinese Nursery Rhyme. 18-Another Student Council Meeting. 22-Everybody had a good time at Forum party. 24-Vacation, short but welcome, starts this noon. 25--Merry Christmas. Page 122 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 ' in Q 2 JANUARY ii? FEB ARYQE 4-We are glad to get back to school again. 1-Color Day- 5-Sub. for Mr. Hunsberger. XYho is he? Mr. Mills. 2-TTY Out fm' Semol' QUHFTQT- 6-Debate tryout- 4-Dedication of Memorial Building, 7-Forum Class decides to enter State Journalism Contest. 6-Game with Newark- Hard WON ViCt01'Y for MT- Vemlon- 8TObSQ1'X'Q1'S ffofn Iienyfju. 8-A digllififid Sellifll' up the St3irS. 9-Basketball game. Uoluznbus Aquinas v. Mt. Vernon Hi. 11-Junior Rings H1'I'iV6. Some of the Juniors have f0I'g0tteU they were ever introduced to some of the unfortunate 10-Hi-Y Boys and their Girls have bob sled party. Freshmen and sophomores. ll-Picture taken of Forum staff for annual. 12lLinc0111,S birthday. Second Nut Number of Forum. 13-'1'ea0hff1'Sllavebebeled1w1'rY- 15-Miss Shipley's Waste basket is now well known. 14-Large thuse meeting. Defeated by Canton McKinley Hi. 15-Mansfield VS' Mt' Vernon. We Win' 15-f'0Sh0CT011 VS- Mt- VPFHUI1 Hi- Victory fm' US 323- 17-Dick Shutt late again. XVe need a faculty detention. 20-TheIForun1 picture retaken. Poor Mr. Tinkey! 18..Ge0rgQ Fgugh breaks nose while practicing. 21-Bah? Exams! Exams! EXHHISY 20-Fuller Dunson regains lost sleep while in clieniistry. 22-Akron Central defeated us. 22-WaShi11gt011,S birthdayr. 23'-Vve Wim OVQ1' Xvestefviue by 0119 point, 26-Game with Westerville. Victory for Kingmen. 29-New Semester' 27-Oh, teain, whatis the matter? Newark defeated us. 27-Junior Meeting. 30-Game with Lancaster. Victory for us. 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 123 t at QP at .mb Q- 'L' W s M A RC H l-Mrs. McNabb returns. Father and Son banquet. 1-April Fool! Even the teachers are foolish. - - today. 2-Dick Shutt too tired for lessons. "Ask me tomorroW?'7 fi-ttlBob'f Baltzell late. Too had 'tBoh.l' 5-Our dehators are working hard. Good luck. 7-Spring seems so near. yet so far. 12-Many tears. Debate Oh-O-o-o-0-o-ol 17-Green and Orange. It is hard to recognize the Freshmen today. 21-Spring arrives at last. Many rohins are seen. 25-Mres. Mt-Nabb informs Seniors to he slow buying gradua- tion elothes as some may not he used. 27-Kilim" Beam loses seat in chemistry. 31-First Glee Cluh concert in Memorial Hall. 2-We crave excitement. XYonder what will happen next? 3-Regular style show of Easter bonnets. Pretty hats! 5-9-Vacation. Q2-Chemistry lab. explodes - - almost. 13-New teacher. Oh, girls. who is he? 17-April showers bring May flowers. 20-Last days are approaching. Seniors are Wandering through the halls as though some disaster is about to happen, 9 -2-Aujourd 'hui nous nous portons comme le diable! 30-Junior Play. Those Jolly Juniors again. Page 124 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1923 v-+.L.g,:',!' gy, A-,Q P41? X135 jig- ,gil 1 gl 1-Mrs. Sieg is again taking Mrs. McNabb 's place. l-'llllm the Hlfmth of roses' 3-Miss Shipley late to lunch again. I3-Oh. how mysterious the Seniors are looking today. 6-Mouse disturbs the ppggg of 29. 4-The mystery is solved. They were discussing dresses, 7-Miss Watts has exfra Session of English. 5-The Seniors are about to show their talent. 10-The Seniors begin to look vvise. what for? 8-The Senior play was wonderful. 14-Bill Blair loses pony, Poor Bill! 10-Commencement. The end of childhood joys and griefs. 17-Ellen Smith and Alice Bricker seen jumping the rope. 11-Farewell, Mt- VWUOH High- 20-Nearer, nearer, and nearer approaches the Great Day, 24-Mr. Niswander keeps Jim Alsdorf going to the dictionary. 28-Junior and Senior Reception. 29-Fathers and Mothers are Wondering about the light bills, they seem so high-Seniors are you eramming? 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 125 BEQUESTS AND CONFESSIONS OF SENIORS BEQUESTS tability to Earl Williams to be used only in getting out of de- I, George Fouch. do hereby bequeath my red-hot saxaphone ,jazz to Jim Denbow. I, Ruth Ransom, do hereby bequeath my advice on how to handle men to Ann Platt. I, George Knecht. do hereby bequeath my Udead-eye" for rabbits to Sam Trott. I, Catherine Thompson, do hereby bequeath my boyish bob to Pauline Lorentz. I, Fritz Lorey, do hereby bequeath my school-girl complex- ion to t'Duck" Van Rhoden. I, Pud Hosack, do hereby bequeath my crowning glory to Marjorie Belden. I, Lockhart Wayt, do hereby bequeath my grave serious- ness to Ronald Warning. I, Helen Trenwith, bequeath my free taxi service to Iris Mitchell. I, Louis Moore, do hereby bequeath my Beau Brnmmel looks to Gayman Newman. I, Bob lBaltzell, do hereby bequeath my leisurely walk to Speedy Ilger. I, Kathryn Young, do hereby bequeath my chemistry knowledge to Nome Duizinsky, I, Marjorie Cocoanour, do hereby bequeath my dimples to Mary Jo Wintermute. I, Wayne Smith, do hereby bequeath my fondness for "Stories" to "Carty" Babbs. I, Maude Yarman do hereby bequeath my hair-cut to Mr. Niswander. ' I, Harry Snyder, do hereby bequeath by clanking heels to Evelyn Tarr. I, "Chink" Gerhart, do hereby bequeath my oratorical tention. I. Esther Miller. do hereby bequeath my new book L'How to roll the eyes" to Elizabeth Devalon. I. Gordon Pumphrey, do hereby bequeath my droll Wit to Georgie Jones. I, Evelyn Jones, do hereby bequeath by tricks with the compact to Bertha Petterson. ' if CONFEISSIONS I I, Harry Gorsuch, hereby confess that my early arrivals at school have been a nuisance to the janitors. I, Margaret Brown, hereby confess that my crowning glory has been the envy of many boy bobs. I, Milford Winland, hereby confess that my checkerboard cap was bought for attraction not service. I. John Rinehart, hereby confess that I should have changed the color of my car at least three times more. I. Alwyn Gerhart, hereby confess that I have not upheld my right in class-been too meek. I. Maurine Gilmore, hereby confess that I have not yet con- quered my tiu can. I, Sarah Basnett, hereby confess that I have never let out- side interests affect my lessons. I, Ivan Lepley, hereby confess that I have taken much of the time of the Secretary for tardy slips. I, Don Van Voorhis hereby confess that a pompadour is not easily obtained. Mine required four years. ' I, Mary Biggs, hereby confess that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. I, H. P. Snyder, hereby confess that my ties have been a bit fastidious. LQ 5' f-,,,.f !,!!ZZZf'.:,-, Hb ,f S ,... -1'-'-,,.. ,Zf,,... 'X',',,, ,,,,,,., ,fa-,, ,,---f ,,,... -.Axel 'i QNX BWI?" '75 ELXR I f f 'Xif 'I 'N 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 127 ADVERTISERS The following business eoncerns have made possible the "Bigger and Better Forum Annuali' whim-h is now presented in the publication of this sixth volume. It is to them we wish to extend perous future. AU TOMOBILES D. J. Harris Chevrolet Co. Harris-Sperry Co. Lafever and Morton. Singer-Hudson Motor Sales. J. E. VVard and Son. AUTOBIOBILE ACCESSORIES AND SERVICE STATIONS Auto Electric Co. R.. H. Berry. C. C. C. Auto Service. Paul Dowds. Main Tire Store. L. F. Strang. Quick Service Station. Vine Street Motor Supply Co. BAKERIES Miller Bake Shoppe. R. W. Pitkin. BANKS First National Bank. Knox County Savings Bank. Knox National Bank. BARBERS Geo. Keys. Hess' Barber Shop. W. H. Stump. CONFECTIONERY Candyland. Paradise Confectionery. DRUG STORES Allen's Drug Store. Baker's Drug Store. Heckler's Pharmacy. Lorey's Drug Store. Scribner's. DRY CLEANERS City Dry Cleaners. DRY GOODS The Belden Co. our hearty appreciation and best Wishes for a pros- THE FORUM STAFF. A. A. Dowds Dry Goods Co. Kesse1's. J. S. Ringwalt Co. ELECTRICAL SERVICE The Ohio Light and Power Co. ENGINE BUILDERS C. Ka G. Cooper Co. The Hope Forge 85 Machine Co. FLORISTS Sharp's Flower Store. Williams' Flower Shop. FLOUR MILL The Northwestern Elevator and Mill Co. FUNERAL DIRECTORS Miller KL 0'Brya.n. R. L. Shaw. A. Page 128 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 FURNITURE LAUNDRY REs'rAUR.AN'rs The Hoover-Rowlands Co. GENERAL MERCHANDISE Book and Art Shop. Frank E. Kirby Co. The Novelty Store. GROCERJES E. H. Cain. Fox and Steinhoff. R. W. Pitkin. C. M. Siegfried. HARDWARE F. L. Bennett. Kelly, Mitchell and Goodell. ICE CREAM Candyland. Jewell Ice Cream gl Milk Co. INSURANCE F. W. Kahrl. Chas. K. Salisbury. F. L. Sparks. JEWELRY W. B. Brown. Geo. F. Owens. Gem Laundry. LUMBER AND BUILDING TERIAL Sanderson Lumber Co. Jay F. Walker and Sons. MEN'S CLOTHING Harley A. Lemasters. Milton S. Lewis. Rosenthall Co. Stauffer's. Worley's. MUSIC Mardis Music Store. PHOTOGRA PHS Tinkey's Studio. Wagoner's Studio. RADIO Mt. Vernon Radio Store R-EA L ESTA TE Fred W. Kahrl. Wyker Realty Co. MA- Log Cabin. M. Xa G. Cafeteria. SHOES J. XV. Barncord. Everly-Ransom Co. Fish, Lybarger and Co. Guarantee Shoe Store. Peoples' Shoe Store. SHOE SHINE American Beauty Shoppe. TAILOR F. C. Metzger. MISCELLANEOUS Aces-Dance Music. Mark A. Bauer-Osteopathy Coca-Cola Bottling Co. J. B. Kepple+Sheet Metal Works. Knox Oil Co. Knox Sign Co. Mt. Vernon Farmers Ex -change. Mt. Vernon Ice Delivery Co. Geo. Porterfield-Coal. Y. M. C. A. THE FORUM ANNUAL PHD TO GRA PHS for the A NNUAL by TINKE Y'S STUDIO x Page 130 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 Stationery Toilet Articles Candy Cigars SIN GER-HUDSON MOTOR Sodas SALES HUDSON - - ESSEX HECKLER'S PHARMACY The Rexall Store Harris Building 120 W. High Street Phmle 263 On the Square ' WPIS George F.-VVhat do they mean lay the horn of plenty? George N Collegiate- Coed-CXO Colle giate-May I kiss you? Coed-CNo Colle Coed-No. are you dumb? .-Your saxaphone. One seleotion is plenty. May I kiss you? a 11 swer. D The Hoover-Rowlands Store amweny MAKERS oi' HAPPY HOMES giate-Are you deaf? 131-133 south Main sf. been kissed? WE FURNISH HOMES COMPLETE ging? Cleo-Do you know, l've never Buster-Are you boasting or beg ? Furniture ' Rugs Stoves Jim .A.-What do you think of my argument? Miss Domigan-It was sound, very sound, in fact, there nothing but sound to it. 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 131 C. G. PORTERFIELD Geox. F, Owens Q 81 SON I COAL Uptician Jeweler 81 5 -- .i I 4 I I . ROYAL PARK BLUES In Cheviots and Serges are fine for gradua- tion. Light grays and tans are also good. Priced from 322.50 to 35000. 322 S. Main St. uv s. Main street WZQQQMWI Mount Vernon, Ohio Mount Vernon, Ohio .Better Clothes Since -78-1 f American Beauty - I f "f J " I ' f The Most For Your Money! Shoppe - If H 1: Cl .1 d m v P 'J' sglfflffd an 2 CLOTHING and FURNISHINGS I Shoes Shined at A'I'II ' 'fe any color ED C TIUNAL I MILTON S. LEWIS UWEEK 13 S-mth Main Street I Page 132 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 BE ST W ISHE S We extend our sincere congratulations to the class of 1926 on having reached one of the most im portant milestones in life. From the hour of your graduation forward may all that is deserved be yours in the fullest measure, throughout the years of your life. 'hc.Au-vhad' maogvwttfafy Gvodd fp l m-mamma-wrmw SCRIBNER'S On the Corner ALL FINE TOILET GOODS Commencement Gifts Fountain Pens Phone 248 20 Main St., Mt. Vernon. F. L. BENNETT HARDWARE CO. Dealers in EVERYTHING IN HARDWARE Phone 308 307 S. Main St. Mt. Vernon. Ohio BETTY ANN CANDY Delicious. Tempting, Appetizing, Finest. MILK CHOCOLATES THE NOVELTY STORE bervive and Satisfaction' our motto CITY DRY CLEANERS C E. Bronson, Prop. Cleaning, Dyeing, Pressing, Repairing Goods called for and de- livered Phone 1017-black 20:3 W. High sr. 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 133 Mark A. Bauer, A. B., D. O. Including the Various Forms of A Stauff er Suit and you ELECTRUTHERAPY Careful Attention Given to Diagnosis will make a good im, Puliliv Square N Ht. Vernon. 0l1i0 y A V y V V Set the Style Pace Pression "' .BATTERIES AND ELECTRICAL WORK ' A AV4" - n ll rn ,k s of -ars 'V A Eha 'a ESC ' l U Orlze CFVICC Youell Clothes for the little lad and his dad - - STAUFFER'S ,lust 65 years of Knowing How L AUTO ELECTRIC SERVICE 107 VV. High St. B. D. Hurnbert. Marathon Tires Aecessoiies Quick SCFVICC Station 107 VV. High St. G. H. Jones Tielesw See them at WORLEYS' 113 South Main Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Page 134 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 "ACRES OF DIAMONDS " Years ago. in Oklahoma, a ranchman dammcd a. creek where it ran through his corrals in order to hold back a slimy, black scum appearing on the surface. VVithout this precaution his cattle would not drink the water. This man had a mania for great wealth and when a rumor came to him of diamonds in a distant land he sold everything and went in quest of the elusive white crystals. Failure, however, attended all his efforts and the search ended in abject poverty. Years later the slimy scum of the Oklahoma ranch proved to be crude oil-so plentiful that it oozed from the ground and floated away on the surface of the creek waters. The ranchmanis last years were spent in the sad re- fiection that he had literally thrown away "acres of diamonds" for a will-0'-the-wisp chase after wealth. Opportunity. like charity. begins at home. Whether you leave Mount Vernon High School this June or in years yet to come, always remember- -that Helds for accomplishment are as broad at home as elsewhere. -that Home Industries are as good as those just over the horizon. -and that Success is not a pot of gold at the Rain- bow's end. but a mark of personal achievement. THE C. 81 G. COOPER COMPANY, MOUNT VERNON, OHIO --A HOME lNDUsTRY" s -4-- . HE 'S' 1 'F .if is 55 59 tl Ile .gif 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 135 U N L O UTHE WORLD'S BEST TIRE" MAI TIRE MORE Road Service Drive in Service 24 Hour Service E or , if S R - fl B f A 4 toves, anger, an v 1 k ,I , f T . Heaters - Gas, Coal Ill Real' of . I f ji ' and wrood. , For Dance Nluslc KN DX W , Amerlcan Beauty L " 3 Lowe .Bros. Peints and Shoppe 562525 I KEIJEZ VQIIQIZIKZLL I Hair Bobbing - f I 4 . I , Llttle UQME or SAFETY ANIQ sfnvlcf P The Wlnchester Store A SPCCMY Banff, iiihiiig E C, Q wing gm Sri-mrs 3g1,500,000,00, I ,reuera arc Ware ea W' H' The Bank With The Chime F Guns and AHl1Illl11itiIDll Clock and Uonnuunity Room ' Page 136 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 GRIFFON CLOTHES and BEACON SHOES at LElVIASTER'S A HOUSE IS BUILT -KT Brick by Briek or board by board, an education is re- ceived by learning one thing at a time. money is saved dollar by dollar. This bank can help you lay the Corner Stone of your fu- ture siuceess by helping you save FIRST NATIONAL BANK Mt. Vernon, Ohio Established 1865 -X little farther mlown but it pays well to Walk. 212 South Main Street SANDERSON LUMBER CO. Lumber and Builders Supplies 301 W. High St., Mt. Vernon, Ohio Try our LaRed Cypress VVinclow and Door Frames Nash Six Ajax Six - - HUPMOBILE - - Eight J. E. WARD 81 SON Phone 1109 305 S. Main St. 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL is "I Page 137 Q The Mr- Vernon 5 - M jinwjvgi' Harm! I . 0 Ice Dellvery Co. L L I 3l2illl1fHCll1I'Cl'S and - ' . ELSWMIWIIWHIWQIIIWIIII D U Dealers In Albert E- Allsklllgs E Dlstllled i Water Ice I ,7,amEILiIf1Il'lI I I .Iam Hard and Soft Coal 7 N. Main St. Phone 195 SAFETY FIRST A e G'dd' 8K S 0 All N' ht g ' mgs on Pen lg E H CAIN I PAUL DOWDS When In Mt. Vernon ' ' ' I Cars Washed ' ' h h I eat at the 0pPOSltB Hlg Sc oo For I LOG CABIN RESTAURANT 1 I on the square 3 Phone 332-Green Mt. Vernon. Ohio Groceries, Cured Meats, School Supplies, Candy We Also Oil and Grease Cars Phone 13230-B 209 N. Main St. Page 138 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 SILK HOSIE RY We carry a complete line of Finery, Holeproof, and Carnation Hosiery in 26 diiferent shades 951.00 CHIFFON OR SILK THREAD L9 DRINK M. 8: G. CAFETERIA Q J. W. Barncorcl COCGICOLA NO, 7 W. High St. Where good food is served and in Bottles , , g New Shoes ' Courtesy 15 a llalnt More Than E I h Seven Million E and S 06 1 n i R . . MAFFET Sz GALLEHER, Props C alflll per day 3 p g 15 'W est High Street 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page Improved Improved CHEVROLET See it at our Sales Room TIRES, ACCESSORIES, GARAGE, STORAGE The D. .l. Harris Chevrolet Co. 122 West High Street l 1 I We Appreciate A f J NME p Your Patronage lil me f P d. sqm yyfi, , ,.I's,.A T, 'x Cui' mm 1 AZJE Y urmc, wnmseuui ara ISE FARMER ING I ST sttbs, Improved Improved l Confectionery Bobbing A l Fish A G0o?I?ljiE':lji1ltt57 Lybarger 8 A Clean Shave And av Smile Pianos, Victrolas and Brunswicks Will increase ' ggnffefiffng awe For Your HESS' BARBER Graduation 21 Public Square SHOP On the Square Footwear Page 140 THE FORUM ANNUAL f I The gift that creates no greater obligation than the friendly thoughtfulness ' that prompted it - - your photograph Make an appointment today WAGON ER STUDIO 136 S. Main st. KODAK FINISHING OR THOSEL THIN VICE WAGONOER STUDIO Y , Ii OF QUALITY SER 1926 ,THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 141 JOIN THE "Y" i Every high school boy should be a member. Cost of Membership for one year 36.00 l PARKER'S, coNKL1N,and WATERMAN'S FOUNTAIN PENS Esther Miller- There's only one nlan in the World I'd marry. " l'ud" II.-NVeIl one's enough. isn't it? A nervous woman pointed to a soaring airplane and ex- claimed to an Irishman. '4Musn't it he dangerous to be up there oiith that air- plane?" "It would be worse to be up there Without it. n1a'a111.,' said Pat. at Teacller-You inherited your laziness from .your father. , , "Fat'I Duns0n-No,- I Lllfllliijg he's got his yet. I Allen s Drug Store O , T '7-gl . Ilarry Lisle-Nope, I slept in my own room, I NO. 8 South Maln Sli. "Vi1-gr" Lazear-Did you go to English class today? I Real Estate General Insurance 85 Every Known Form Of INSURANCE I is provided by the forty companies repre- sented in our office. Fred W. Kahrl I 7 West Vine St, Phone 1139 GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS Pure Drugs and Medicines 101 Coshocton Ave. Mt. Vernon. O. Phones TT-141 PEOPLES' SHOE STORE Southeast Corner Vine and Main Sts. Page 142 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 MT. VERNON RADIO CU. '6Knox County's Radio Store" N RADIULA AND CROSLEY Exclusive Authorized Dealers E The best at any price and good radios 5 for every purse "Say It FIQVVQI-S" Dependable Footwear at Popular Prices, try from The Guarantee Shoe Store SHARP S FLUWER STORE RED CROSS SHOES for WOMEN Phone 895 Florsheim Shoes for Men 1 wo um Wrrg si 5 d Compliments of KNOXPQESESN CO' MILLER and UBRYAN A Signs, not Puzzles. We sell Paint that is Paint 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 143 THE BOOK and ART SHOP BOOKS STATIONERY GREETING CARDS SCHOOL SUPPLIES Mrs. Warclcell-Nl7hat alicl you mln with the patie11t's tem- perature? -Io Severns-Oh. I left it in the theriilometer. , Old Man-Y0u're an honest boy, but the money I lost was a ten-dollar note. A AAI Rearicwk-Yes, I know, l haul it ehamgecl so you could give me a reward. an A 4 Hello! I Want to order ei box for tomorrow." What size. please?" Tliere'll be six of us in the party." WML- Qf.fiM....ww? 9 'Nnzmia .5 in Il 0..'!L.1f -:if lgtaxpamqwhml QQaM,q!I4Pwt,kA i i aaibibvlllikolt-fouml.IftM4?1L ' 'X f l i RENGEVAHIEWS 'ABUT they only come in single sizes. VW-'11 have to have it 77ffSf0kf THAT V4lUfS BUILT- macle to order." . ' . , - 0-7 MOUNT VERNON OHIO. Is Thls the Orpheum: l X ' A i UNO. This is the undertaker's". -EX. ki?-XXI!-X455 I4 .4J- Page 144 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1920 KNOX OIL COMPANY X All Kinds of KEROSENE fl ' GASOLINE lxnox Motor Olls and Greases . Auto Oils Paraiine Base Gas Oil Hard Greases Gas Engine Oils Road Oil Harness Oils Steam Cylinder Oils Fuel Oil Distributing Stations - Mt. Vernon, O, Mansfield, O. Sunbury. O. Bellevue, O. Butler. O. Fairmont, lnd. MT. VERNON, OHIO W7 e are authority on shoe styles - - and they wear as well as they fit. Also Luggage and Hosiery EVERLY-RANSOM CO, D"lg""' Tano' Now is the season for Permanent Waving. Make your ap- pointment GEORGE KEYES J . C. M ETZGER "The Tailor Who Satisliesi' S E. High St. Phone 482-Black MILLER'S BAKE SHOPPE All kinds of fresh baked goods daily. 223 South Main Street l C. M. SIEGFRIED Staple 81 Fancy Groceries, Fruits, Vegetables. 23 E. Gambier St.. Mt. Vernon. O. Phone 107 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Pa,ge145 E EVERYTHING FOR THE AUTOMOBILE Compliments 252 L 5 MQ moan. mms K At The of Vine Street Motor Supply Co. I6 1 41 -,tVTttL,2 F rank E. W. B. BROWN . QW 'T' Kirby Co. r Jeweler E I 4 I 102 S. Main St. Mt. Vernon, Ohio J. B. KEPPLE SHEET METAL WORKS Phone 1094- No. 11 W. Ohio Ave. Page 146 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 ,. A , W 1 Hors ENGINEERING 8. SUPPLY co. gn , MOUNT VERNON, oHlo l n, X RE A w1f 'ff ' X y A . F 1 ' NR if ff , CCNSULTING Q Q ' AND ' X CONTRACTING ENGINEERS IN NATURAL GAS V i RAN'N W 3 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL ,Page 147 R. L. SHAWT FUNERAL HOME Picture Framing. Special pri-ees on diplomas 203 N. Main St. Phone 748 ' ALL THE LEADING PERFUMES, FACE POWDERS, FACE CREAMS AND RoUGEs IJOREYSS DRUG STORE i 115 South Main Street LiHC0lH FORD FOYCISOH WE RELY ON LOW PRICES T0 WIN Cars Trucks Tractors Y TRADE - - ON QUALITY T0 RETAIN IT, The Hal-1-iS-Spe1-ry CO. Pitkirfs Cash Provision Store Wfhe New Ford Home Built to Serve Better" 134437 S' Main St' Page148 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 Why Take a C hance When JEWELL PRODUCTS ARE PASTEURIZED JEWELL ICE CREAM 81 MILK CO Phone 114-115 Mt. Vernon, Ohio 9 North Sandusky St. Phone 24 Mt. Vernon, Ohio PASTEURIZING INSURES SAFETY . 4 Per Cent Milk Creamery Butter CREAMED COTTAGE CHEESE 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 149 lVaiter-Did you ring, sir? Mr. Geiger-No. I was tolliiig. l thought you were dead. Shiner S.-l feel funny. dot-tor., 'What shall I do? Doctor-Go on the stage. Ulilll cutting quite a figure," said the chorus girl as she sat on the broken glass. Miss Ford-VVhat's the highest forin of animal life? L. Levering-The giraffe. In a recent science test the following question was asked: 4'VVl1y prune trees after transplanting?" Frances Ward Went up to Mr. Hunsberger and said. "Min Hunsberger, what do prune trees have to do with the lesson?" AUTO TOPS A Windshields, Body Plate Glass, Carpets, Seat Covers L. F. STRANG 81 SON 106 VV. Gambier St. Phone 757 Not Cheap Policies - But Better Policies For Less Money Security Life Insurance Co. F. L. SPARKS, Agent A BANK FOR ALL THE PEOPLE Students, industrial and eonnnereial work- ers, business houses and business nien-all like the service of the KNOX NATIONAL BANK for it has been planned to meet their needs and preferen ees, KNOX NATIONAL BANK Mt. Vernon, Ohio Southwest Corner Main Street and Puhlie Square Capital and surplus, the largest of any bank ing institution in Knox County. 5F250,000.00 l A r , L . Page 150 THE FORUM ANNUAL 1926 i I l THE MT. VERNON FARMERS, EXCHANGE f FEED SEEDS Com, I Galvanealed Fencing and Anchorite Steel Posts 1 t I CHAS. K. SALISBURY S on VVyker Fred D. Pharis H.'thf:'l't'.if 't'w,,'1',f'.'- L thilmft,fZ35JbiSZtffZf1Q1f,'1SI,lZ,1f.IF' 0 In WYKER REALTY CO. E Located over Knox County Savings Bank. M Wm bldg Pubhf' bquare Realtorsg Fire, Tornado, Automobile Q 3 Insurance and Surety Bonds JAY M. WALKER 81 SONS LUMBER and SUPPLIES Memlmu- of c'O1lIHlbUS real estate board. Phone 741 311 West Gambier Phone 405-Blue 112 South Main Street 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 151 LAFEVER ci? NIORTON DODGE BROTHERS MOTOR VEHICLES GRAHAM BROTHERS TRUCKS 215-218 West High St. Mt. Vernon, Ohio Pa.e152 THE FORUM ANNUAL 192 To serve a customer accurately and promptly is but our plain Cluty. When We add courtesy ancl tact to the transaction, We gain a friend. THE OHIO POWER COMPANY Mount Vernon, Qliio THE BELDEN OO. DRY GOODS READY-T0-VVEAR DRAPERIES Telephone 80 . C . T 1 I lrl t C. C. C. AUTO SERVICE OWU if 'lx Q 2,5 Q0 R. W. Tlllllllizl, Mgr. B St attou Lo, AUTO REPAIRING B -1 56113501,Amijtljfff L9 nr 1 ar ' 1- ,o. SUPPLIES, ETC- Phil. Grid Batteries, AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE R. H. BERRY Official Sales and Service VS X 1 e bt Mt X e 0110 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 153 5 BIG' l Fl my 51259517 21 5 K if l A, 3 6752511 gy ' flVO.8.2f J , ' 5T0Z1,l1-215 f l UNCLE REMUS F LOUR . . Self Rising I The Wllllams Flower Shop ' D l The Northwvestern Elevator 81 When You Say It YVith Flowers - Say It XVith Ours CO Phones 137-235 Candyland's Policy For Fifteen Years Has Been To Serve Its Customers The Finest Quality Candies And Ice Cream. NOW It Is Our Aim To Serve You With The Finest Quality Foods. CANDYLAND 3 Mt. Vernon's Leading Candy, Soda and Luncheonette Shop. 'Y0ul2, S'I'0l2,Y IN PICTURE LEAVES N0TI'fiN6 UNTOLD 2 Come 10 f wif ef 1661767 Qfabijf Halftoneggjnc Etcgngs Cblor Plates AH Work Commercia Photographs. The Terry Engraving Gixmpcmy 214 Uak Street Columbus. Ohio -- , -- ,-f, xg- 53,114 , 1926 THE FORUM ANNUAL Page 155 W 2 ?t1IfUB1'EIlJh5 I ' If rw N , 4 1 9J

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