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Show Hide text for 1917 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 130 of the 1917 volume: “ IllllllJjll 3 1833 02463 4930 Gc 977 ..202 M365h 1917 The Hoop pole INDIANA COLLECTION THF. HOOP POLE Published by the Senior Class of the Mt. Vernon, India Senior High School, 1917 SIXTH ANNUAL PUBLICATION ' Allen County Public Libriiy 900 Webster Street PC Box 2270 Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2270 DEDICATION To Prof. Chester E. Sandefur, our faithful friend, councilor, teacher, and Principal, this number of " The Hoop Pole " is affectionately and gratefully dedi- ated by the Class of Nineteen Hundred Seventeen. BOARD of EDUCATION 2058397 Chas. T. Johnson, President. Herman Rosenbaum, Secretary. Rev. Paul Press, Treasurer. Here is the Court of last appeal. They have never tailed us yet and we ap- preciate ail they have done for us. E. J. Llewelyn, A. M., Superintendent City Public Schools. Qualifications: A. B. Degree, Earlham College, 1907. A. M. Degree, Indiana University, 1910. Graduate Student Columbia and Harvard Univers We have learned in our four years the characteristics with a determined chin. Not content with this he must Great Roman ' s nomen; and, like him, knows us all by na of the Welsh combined add to his nativity the ne and by deeds, too. fACULTY C. E. Sandefur, Principal, History and Civics. A. B. Degree, Franklin College, 1911. ( " Magna cum laude " .) Blue eyes and curly hair always insure gooi humor and a pleasant disposition. We neve fear to go to him with our troubles and " ex- Mary E. Smith, English and Literature. Graduate Indiana State Normal School, 1909. Student, Indiana University and Chicago Uni- versity. Her ancestors lived in Old Virginia. She does not possess all the traits of her renowned ances- tor, the great Captain, but, like him, she believes " that he who will not work shall not eat " . She herself works and works us. Louis B. Stinnett, Science and History. Student Indiana University and Chicago Uni- Stinnett is a French name but when we think of him we usually think of a certain Roman citi- zen. His field of learning is wide and the ele- ments are his sphere. T Caroline I. Hirschy, German. A. B. Degree, Indiana University, 1913. ( " Magna cum laude " .) A sweet namesake of a sweet. If Argus has a feminine counterpart she is she, for we believe she has eyes in the back of her head. Irma Shordon, Latin and English. A. B. Degree, Indiana University, 1915. A blue-eyed blonde rules the world. She is mistress of the dead language but not the dum- mies. Sara R. Malone, Commercial Branches. Graduate Geneseo (N. Y.) State Normal School, 1901. Graduate Rochester Business Institute, 1915. We are glad she did not cling to old Erin but we wish she ' d cling to M. V. H. S. But the per- son of worth never stands still. F. E. Allen, Mathematics and Athletic Coach. A. B. Degree, Indiana University, 1916. He has taken us all in with his fascinating grin. His name is Emerson but he does not try to philosophize with us. He is on the " square " . William IMaurer, German, Enjjlish and Public Speaking. A. B. Degree, Indiana University, 1916. ( " Magna cum laude " .) He is an alumnus of M. V. H. S. himself. He was already noted for his ability in dramatics before he returned to join our faculty. He makes chalk talks of all his lectures in the Ger- man classes. May Dorsey, Music and Drawing. Graduate Southern Illinois Normal School, Carbondale, Illinois. Graduate Indianapolis Conservatory of Music, She can wield her baton and paint brush with equal fervor. She holds us all with vocal chords. J. Guy Heimburger, Manual Training and Me- chanical Drawing. A. B. Degree, DePauw University, 1912. Special Student Indiana State Normal School (Mechanical Arts.) He is gifted in many ways for he manages well all kinds of tools, as well as his voice, a drum, a trombone, and a wife. Dora Frenzel, Domestic Science. Student Indiana State Normal School and Uni- versity of Chicago. She wields her scissors well but she never cuts the threads of friendship. To the girls all her words sound sweet except these two — rip and baste. Georgia Lee French, Household Arts. Graduate Thomas Training School, Detroit, Mich., 1916, She sometimes " roasts " us when she grades. She would make someone a good wife for she knows more about cooking than we can learn. Helen C. Hironimus, Office Clerk. Graduate Commercial Department, 191(: Student Lockyear ' s Business College. She is our represeni vas in our place only 1 ■ at Court, for she NOTE:- Chas. A. Kuttler, A. B. Degree, DePauw Uni versity, 1916, was teacher of Mathematics and Athletic Coach to Feb. 23, 1917. Due to the fact that his photograph could not be secured, his print does not appear above with the Faculty. SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. THE CLASS OF ' 17. Down in the " Pocket " Where flows the 0-hi-o; No brighter " huckleberries " Or sweeter " peaches " grow, Than the Class of ' 17! In the town of Mt. Vernon, On the banks of the stream; No smarter bunch has gathered, No matter what they seem. Than the Class of 17! In the Senior High School Of that fair Mt. Vernon town No finer class has finished. Though you seek them up and down. Than the Class of ' 17! Then here ' s to our school days. Ever dear to me and you! And here ' s to the teachers Who have brought us safely through! And here ' s to the Class of ' 17! And here ' s to our Annual! The best without a doubt; And here ' s to Miss Mary Who helped us to get it out! For the Class of ' 17! —ANNE FULLINWIDER. FOREWORD. We herewith present to you Our Annual. We have sincerely endeavored to make it better than any Annual ever published, or yet to be published. We hope we have succeeded. We have tried to use as many new ideas and as few old ones as possible. We have attempted several innovations and leave you to judge of their success. We acknowledge our obligations to the Business Staff and to all who have helped us in the publication of this, Our Annual, which we give to you, hoping that you may enjoy it as much as we have. BUSINESS STAFF. Mr. Sandefur Mary Stinson . Pnnc.pal .Business Manager Assistants. Tim Crunk Anna Alles Gertrude Luebberm Henry Rethwisch Gladys Rosenbaum Margaret Holton Allen Green OtNIOR Class Officers. William Runiiner President Anna Alles Vice-President Margaret Doerr Secretary Mary Stinson Treasurer Motto — Not Finished, Just Begun. Class Flower— Ward Rose. Class Colors — Purple and Gold. Lena Alexander. •■Alex " . Lena is a very cheerful and pleasar ing a smile for everyone at all time pires to be a trained nurse and we kn captivate the hearts of all her patien t girl, hav- s. She as- Anna AUes. ice-President of Class; Secretary of Athletic Board of Control; Glee Club; Annual Staff. Anna is Louis ' sister. We love her not only or her brother ' s sake but for her own. We won- ler whether she is as angelic as her face indi- ates but we have heard that at times she belies ler appearance. Jamia Bailey. " Jamie " Business Staff. Jamia is a quiet (?) girl but sweet neverthe- less. She has a clear olive complexion and is very attractive and popular, too. She is a true American, surely counting among her ancestors some of the signers of the Declaration of Inde- pendence. Morris Barrett. " Doc " . Orchestra. Morris is a " good looker " as anyone can see. He also fiddled in the orchestra for all he was worth, which was a great deal. He is one of the students who finished at Christmas and we are very proud of him. " Doc " has undeveloped tal- ent in athletics. This manifested itself during the first week of football practice. Roscoe Bayer. Annual Staff; Oratory and Debating; Class Play. Roscoe has good looking brown eyes and eye- lashes that all the girls envy. He is little but mighty, especially in oratory and debating. He doubled ably in " The Imaginary Sick Man " . Mary Louise Black. Glee Club; Basketball; Annual Staff. This is another one of the pretty girls of which the class is so proud. She has a blithe and sun- ny disposition and is liked by everyone, by one person especially, but we won ' t say anything more about that. Aloise Blockley. Aloise is the brilliant butterfly of the class. She is inclined to be a typist and is rather quiet hut popular with the masculine sex. Dewey Byrd. Look! Look! His hair stands on end. You can ' t tell he is moving but he gets there just the same. Dewey ' s pompadour and his good na- tured grin are his own. PoiJeSeve.Ueen Eunice Caborn. " Chuckles " . Eunice is a jolly, good-natured girl. She has a keen sense of humor and enjoys a good giggle every once in a while. Allan B. Coker. Annual Staff; Class Play. Allan isn ' t much of a ladies ' man but that is 10 fault of the girls. They are just minor elec- ives to him. He is a real hustling Senior. Tim D. Crunk. " Tim " . Orchestra; Business Staff. Tim is one of our " fastest " Seniors who, with his handsome face and musical talent, captivates the hearts of the ladies but in return is capti- vated by only one. William H. Dausman. " Bill " . Football ' 16. Bill is the able leader of the Boys ' Outdoor Glee Club and declares himself against the State Prohibition Act. He has had some disappoint- ments but you ' d never know it. Ruth U. Dexheimer. " Dutch " . Glee Club; Annual Staff. Ruth is as merry as the day is long. All have to be jolly when she is around. To see her ex- pression you would think she is in clover (per- haps we mean Timothy) but don ' t call her " Dexie " . Margaret Doerr. Annual Staff; Class Secretary; Basketball. Margaret has set the record for the highest lumber of credits. She is always here when t comes to work, nevertheless she enjoys fun ind frolic and is a lover of basketball. She will tttend the University of Wisconsin next year. Emily Duncan. Glee Club. 1 unassuming girl who made her four years ' i with us count for much. We are sure that work at the Normal was equally success- Arthur G. Ehrhardt. Class Play. Arthur joined our class in 1915. He is a good tudent and lives up to his name whi ch means loble and stern in honor. We did not know he ' as so good looking until the night ot the Sen or play. Edward Esche. Debating. Edward expects to be a teacher. He was grad- uated at the mid-year and took training at the Normal. During the whole of his High School course he exhibited a fondness for red Windsor ties. Anna Frailey. Annual Staff. I girl, therefore I can say " Because " if . Anna has a soft voice and a sunny Dn. Her interests are not all in High I.loyd French. " Frenchie " . Lloyd finished at mid-vear and ret urned to he simple life of a country gentleman. Though le had his troubles he came out with c Diors fly- She is a quie erved she has f ,11 who know h( Elfreda L. Frick. -Fredie " . sort of a girl and though re- -oved a loyal and true friend to Anne V. Fullinwider. Glee Club; Class Poet. A sedate young lady, who is not inclined to be very frivolous. She has the peculiar knack of starring in almost everything she takes up, and she takes up many things. Watch for her sig- nature throughout the Annual. Allen Green. Quadrangle Representative in Elocution ' 17; Business Staff; Class Play. Allen is one of the smallest boys in the class. He has some real brown eyes and made an ar- dent lover in the Senior play. Through his abil- ity and application to his studies he finished his course in three years. Myrtle May Green. The girl with an Irish name. We really did not know what Myrtle could do until she dis- closed it to us in Shorthand. Hurrah for Ire- land and Myrtle! (i ' U ' Rachel Harlem. Class Play; Basketball; Glee Club; Annual Staff. As tiny as a midget, as sweet as a wild flower; you ' d think her a " Freshie " at sight hearing, but get you ' ll find ( next year. thin one of her classes and She will attend Smith College Herdis G. Helmuth. Class Play; Orchestra. As Cleante in the Senior play Herdis mac quite a hit. He is a talented musician and pla; the violin v smiles. nderfully well. He also smiles and Margaret C. Holton. Business Staff. Margaret ' s sweet pouting lips are the envy of her girl friends and the distraction of her boy friends. Dorothy Johnson. " Dot " . Senior Play; Annual Staff. D- rothy is one of our most girlish looking Seniors who delights in her friends and is the delight of her friends. She made a sweet look- ing wife and step-mother in the Senior play. She will attend school this summer. a£ - a..,f Albert Kaufman. Track ' 15, ' 16, ' 17; Annual Staff. An energetic young man who is always up and doing, not a bit afraid of work. He is always willing to help (you ' d never find this out from him but just ask the Faculty). Poee T».cnt5..tv,t Mary Kuhn. " Coony " . Glee Club; Senior Play. An earnest, quiet girl, big hearted and well liked by all who know her. As Toinette in the Senior play she proved a big success. Mary Ina Ludlow. Glee Club; Annual Staff. Mary is unpretentious and studious and the most likable girl one would care to know. Her brown curls are envied by all the girls. She has centered her affections somewhere in the coun- try. Gertrude Luebbermann. Elocution Alternate; Glee Club; Business Staff; Basketball. There is always something doing when Ger- trude is around for she is just bubbling over with fun. She is not as serious as she looks and is always busy for she did four years work in three years. Mae Moore. Mae is a very studious girl and shows her ability in Shorthand. We know she is a girl of the twentieth century since we saw the spring hat she made in Millinery class. Mary Morelock. Mary is a conscientious girl and doesn ' t shirk work. She is a jolly, good chum and will have many friends wherever she goes. t u ,-. . - i Stella Pfister. Stella is always in for the best time obtain- able and is full of pranks which are enjoyed by everyone, especially by the Faculty. Don ' t judge her by her voice and shy droop of her head, but look into her eyes and then you ' ll know what few suspect. Mildred Prenzel. " Millie " . Annual Staff. She is another one of our quiet gi showed very little enthusiasm but ma get a great deal out of her High Schoo laged Arnolus Reedle. " Toad " . Football ' 16; Basketball. We can remember when Toad wore short pants and was a real " Freshie " , but since he donned those long trousers he might well be called a ladies ' man, as he is quite popular with the girls. Henry C. Rethwisch. " Heine " . Business StaiT; Capt. Football ' 16; Track ' 17; Debating. Small but mighty; what he lacks in height he makes up in " pep " . We almost lost Heine but his interests in M. V. H. S. were too strong. " Let ' s hear the lion roar! " Beulah Rhodes. She cannot check her girlish blush, her color comes and goes. Beulah c quietly doing her duty. always be found U :i:yU . i Jle - William W. Ridenour. " Bill " . Track ' 16, Capt. Track ' 17; Debating ' 16, ' 17; Football ' 16; Elocution ' 16; Class Play; Annual Staff. Bill is a good natured, jolly fellow with a joke always on the end of his tongue. He is our joke editor as you will see, and he makes a good one. His records in debating and elocution show that he can work when he chooses. Lorena L. Roeder. Nothing we could say about Lorena could do her justice. She is a girl who believes in work, likes to work, and would work all the time if someone didn ' t keep her from it. ' We know she will be successful in anything she undertakes. Gladys K. Rosenbaum. Business Staff. Gladys is a girl who is always doing some- thing. Her favorite flower is the class flower. She expects to leave us as soon as school closes. William R. Ruminer. ■■Bill " . Class President; Editor-in-chief of An- nual; Basketball ' 16; Track ' 16, ' 17; Football ' 16; Orchestra; Debating ' 17; Class Play; Athletic Board of Control. Bill has succeeded in making most of his class realize that he " is " and is pretty important at that. His presence is indeed awe inspiring! Ruth Schultheis. Annual Staff. A very capable girl with great artistic ability. She is fair of face, blue of eye, and her disposi- tion is as sunny as her hair. Nellie Son. Debating. Nellie (her real name is Elnora) has the repu- tation of being the brightest girl in school. She is very fond of athletics and when she gets to college is going to try out for everything from hoop-rolling to pole vaulting. We ' re for you, Nellie! Mary G. Stinson. Glee Club; Class Treasurer; Manager of the Business Staff; Senior Play. " Angelique " was the softest voiced actress of the Senior play. We wonder whether she ever shrieks discordantly but we teel rather sure that the smile and the sweet voice endure forever. Norma Wade. " Spadie " . Glee Club. An attractive girl who is fond of dancing; also vhe star decoration of the class. She is so pa- triotic that she would go into the field as a ser- jreant ' s guard. James Walker. ■•Jim " . Jim believes in hard work both in and out of school. He goes about in a quiet way and never bothers about the girls. ra ' s name (it means oi :s) belies her nature foi e who weeps or la- she has a smile for Jessie Weir. ■•Tethy " . Annual Staff. Jessie has made us all love her. She is a real senior and can tickle the ragtime out of a piano. er hair is both curly and auburn. Bertha Welborn. Bertha would have us believe that she is not good-natured, but we have learned to know that her frown and pout are not expressive of her Helen Williams. Her lovely hair and expressive eyes are the Mivy of all her associates. She is very quiet un- il you know her, and even then she doesn ' t say Nell Lee York. " Didimus " . Annual Staff. Nell is last on the list but not least in our learts. No wonder she smiles for she has such iretty dimples. She will attend school this sum- " NOT FINIISHEI): J I ST IJECJIN. " " THE WAIL OF THE LONESOME FRESHIE. " Or Memories of Our Early Youth. We Freshies, on a nice fall day, Shouldered our books and marched away As in and out there seemed to flit, A brand new thought that we were " It. " The clock ticked on around to nine We formed an awkward, gawky line. We climbed the stairway, steep and long. And found that we were fifty strong. While it was new as new could be The faculty came with sympathy. And as they met us in each class They signed the lessons thick and fast. And sent us home to dig them out And get them right without a doubt. Upon our brows it seemed ther grew A dozen frowns and wrinkles too. That Latin hard as it could be Was longer than Eternity. But oh! that German beat the band And made our hair on ends to stand. Then came that English, mercy me! Where we must always proper be. And not say, " I have saw " nor, " ain ' t. " My! High School seemed so queer and quaint. They then wrote out a lot of rules. The way they do in all the schools. " Don ' t talk when in the assembly room, " Or if you do you ' ll hear your doom. " Don ' t giggle " and " don ' t pop your heels, " " To the history room to eat your meals. " " If you are out for a friendly walk Don ' t stop on corners for a talk. " But walk just half-way down the square There ' s nothing said about talking there. Still while we were Freshies full in sight Among us many jewels sparkled bright. And while there always were a few Who showed that awful emerald hue, You ' ve found by waiting long enough The rest were diamonds in the rough. EUNICE CABORN. CLASS POEM In memory ' s golden casket We will place our jewels rare, Precious thoughts of happy schooldays Fraught with gladness, void of care. The delicate blue of friendship Is the turquoise of azure hue: The precious friendships of childhood Are jewels pure and true. The ruby of love has also In our lovely casket been placed; Glowing and warm like the pure love That our childhood and youth have graced. And the emerald gretn of endeavor — Ah, who can its worth ever guage! As this gem has served us in childhood. May its luster endure through old age. The topaz of hopd bright and golden. That ever before us has shone. Sheds its bright rays among our fair jewels. More precious than ever were known. The pearls of pure thoughts we will cherish. Strung securely on youth ' s golden thread; No jewels can e ' er be more precious. Whatever the path we may tread. Let us trust that our aspirations. In whatever field they are found. Our ideals and faithful endeavor. With the diamond success may be crowned. Oh memories, treasured and dearer Than all the bright jewels that glow! When we open our wonderful casket At some future time, may we know. That the jewels of hope and of friendship. Of success, and of love that has brimmed Our cup o ' er— of pure thoughts and endeavor. Of them all, not a jewel has dimmed. ANNE FULLINWIDER. CLASS SONG We ' re leaving you M. V. H. S. Out to make our lives a success. We ' ll unfurl as of old Our grand purple and gold For we love you dear M. V. H. S. We are happy as Seniors, ' tis true, Though we may hye and bye yearn for you. We have the most famous standing. We ' re on the top-most landing Through you, dear M. V. H. S. CHORUS Fling out our dear class flag of purple and gold. We ' ll let it wave with red, white and blue, so bold. And let our motto stand The best in the land It ' s our helping hand. To win our high school fame. Was to swim or to sink We ' re now a chain held fast By fifty-two links. We ' ll say farewell to every friend we knew And again M. V. H. S., to you. Good-bye dear old M. V. H. S., We wish Juniors and Sophomores success. To you Freshies we ' ll say You may be proud to be High school Seniors yourself someday. We ' re loyal to each teacher ' s helping hand And superintendent who leads our fearless band We have the most famous standing. We ' re on the top-most landing Through you, dear M. V. H. S. RUTH DEXHEIMER. CLASS HISTORY History deals very largely with the civilization and achievements of the peo- ple of the class of 1917. The origins of the Seniors ' civilization are to be sought in the grade schools of Posey County, Indiana, mostly Mt. Vernon. This an- cient civilization, however, continued to develop only when transplanted to High School. Modern civilization with its talent, its beauty, its strength, its dignity- is preeminently the creation of High School. The information concerning the past is all derived from the present Seniors ' good memories. Twelve years ago everyone believed that the first grade of that time was undoubtedly the most precocious of all first grades. Time and other first grades have not changed this opinion. About the middle of 1905 began a series of de- velopments. From simple, baby language, the most wonderful language came. One was certain her rabbit was the very largest — indeed it was as large as the whole world. That mind — far from narrow — surely will make its owner great. Step by step the " brightest class ever " climbed. Several showed an artist ' s skill in painting. You could actually tell that the little, round white spot on the rabbit was its tail. Even at that early time the varied tastes foreshadowed com- ing thing. Some of the girls could make leaf houses much better than others. Some of the boys could use the same leaves but could draw a much deep- er puff from them and make much more of a certain white, filmy substance than others. This skill has developed with time. Other great advances were made in the Main Street School. Indeed the great art, the tete-a-tete, was learned there, with such trivial things as Geography, Arithmetic, History, English, and Physiology. By conquest and diplomacy the famous class succeeded in entering the great High School. The civilization was advanced another step. These Freshmen were quite important in High School affairs. Why not? Were they not the most celebrated class of all time? New arts were learned. Mathematics, Eng- lish, Science, Languages, History, and the special subjects. Of course these ad- vanced subjects needed helpers; so bluffing and skin-through-itiveness were learned. In spite of many obstacles the Freshman stage was passed. Civilization advanced yet another step and the heroes and heroines became Sophomores . Their importance rose. New talents became evident. Courage was heightened and as a result, deportment grades were lowered. For the year 1916 all recognized the Juniors as superior beings. All ex- traordinary work done was done by them. Yes, why they were more versed in slang than even the Seniors of ' 16. At last the highest point of civilization was reached— the class from which the most was expected and received, had reached its Senior year. Each mem- ber acquired a new dignity. More talents were displayed. In truth this class of ' 17 became a prodigy of prodigies-was proclaimed the wielders of the sceptre of civilization. •. ■ .r° u-°[ fi ' e P ' " ° " i°Vers of civilization showed their marvelous musical abil- InVthl r ' i K n°K " ' y ' -, " ' " ' ' y ' ' " Beethoven was surpassed by them, and the Glee Club will be sadly lacking next year, as its Jennie Lind ' s and Pat- ti s will no longer be with it. Demosthenes would indeed, be proud of those members of ' 17 who took up different branches of his art, and the Greek dramatists, of course, applauded the extraordinary skill displayed in the Class Play. The partakers of the Greek art of athletics from ' 17 ' s class all proved stars; girls and boys alike. To give further proof of the superiority of this famed class, even three of the underclassmen by increasing their efforts, joined us and two from distant parts immigrated, to be counted among these heroes and heroines. Though this class possessed such magnetism as to draw others into its fold; yet it did not lack patriotism, but valiantly gave up one of its members to the militia. This soldier boy is of course missed by ' 17, but the class is very proud of him. During the last century of our progress a harassing plague visited us, at- tacking two of our beloved members. Though one of this class, by great knowl- edge of the art of medicine, was awarded a medal in one of the earlier years for her treatise on this plague, nevertheless, the horror was not averted. The wonderful gifts to civilization made by this class will never be fully ap- preciated — they are so exceedingly great. But they must exert their influence in other spheres now. As the class of ' 17 leaves the beloved High School, those left will be grieving, and those leaving perhaps will also join them in their grief, though for a different cause. Of this we are assured, no one will disregard its ■. ondrous works. RACHEL HARLEM, JESSIE WEIR. PROPHECY " Well, well, well! Just to think that we should meet again after twelve long year . " It was Roscoe Bayer, the great South American rubber magnate, ■•wIto -spolie these words as he leaned back in his cushioned office chair. " It cer- tainly does my heart good to see you, Bill. Tell me all about yourself. I ' ve often wondered what became of you. " " What? " ejaculated Wm. Ruminer, " is it possible that you haven ' t heard of me? But then (this was said with a deep sigh) perhaps you South Americans have no interest in famous personages of the musical world so I will have to tell you. After I graduated I took up my trombone practice in earnest and fi- nally went on a concert tour but people didn ' t seem to appreciate my playing so I went to Europe. Here they were going wild over a certain violinist and 1 re- ceived no recognition. In desperation I went to Africa and unexpectedly found the land of my desires. I ' ll tell you these Africans can appreciate good music. No violins, cornets, fiutes in theirs! How 1 was feasted and entertained! " " How did you happen to leave Africa? " asked Roscoe. " Well, I longed for other lands and new fame so I decided to leave. It was hard to break away; some chiefs even offered me their daughters in marriage if I would only stay but I couldn ' t. " " We have both been successful at last. I wonder if all the members of our class are living happily. " " Yes, " said Bill, " I often think of the old days at M. V. H. S. and wonder what happened to our classmates. They must be scattered all over the world by this time, although I ' ve never met any in Africa. " Just then Mr. Bayer ' s secretary came in with some letters to be signed so Roscoe took up his pen and Bill settled down with the newspaper. There was nothing but the occasional rustle of papers for some time, then Bill jumped up exclaiming " Hey, Roscoe, look here! " and pointed to the following ad in the " Rio de Janierio Daily. " M??????M We Can Answer All The Questions For Which You Call CHARACTERISTICS TOLD. View in the Magic Mirror The Present Occupation of Any Friend 1917 West Palm Avenue. " Let ' s go and find out just what has become of all the members of the class of 1917. " " The very thing! " exclaimed Roscoe, " but first let us dine, then we will be prepared to enjoy the evening recalling old friends. " About an hour later the two men arrived at the place where the advertise- ment had directed them. They were conducted to a large room where there sat two witches, one bending over a large book and the other standing before a large mirror. Both were heavily veiled. As the men entered they turned and one of them asked in a low voice what they wanted. " We would like to know the characteristics and present occupations of all our old classmates, " exclaimed William. ' ■You have only to name them, " answered the witch softly, " we will do the Abashed at first by the strange and my sterious surroundings, the two were unable to name a classmate but in a lew minutes Bill stammered out " Let ' s hear about Gertrude Luebbermann. " Without a word one of the witches opened the large book, scanned its pages then read this: " She was born on Dec. 11 under the sign Sagittarius, or the Archer. This sign gives to her a love of variety, especially a variety of opinion. Because of this she is often lead into foolish arguments. It is seldom that per- sons born in this sign marry, or if they do marry, it is late in life. " The droning voice of the seeress stopped and her sister, stepping forward, ' " ' " Now look into this magic mirror tall i 0 3QQ ' And see the things that did befall JiJOOi7 Unto your classmates, one and all. " She drew back the velvet curtain and for a moment all was hazy, then things began to take shape and there appeared a large room which both men recog- nized as the U. S. Senate chamber. In the speaker ' s place stood Gertrude, ges- ticulating violently. This view remained a moment then again all was blurred. " Wonderful! " said Roscoe, " that takes one right back to old M. V. H. S. for she certainly was an arguerer there. I ' d like to see Allan Coker. " " Born March 28, under the sign of Aries, or the Ram. Astrologers say he is thoughtful and studious, conscientious and faithful to duty, kind but very obstinate in holding to his own opinions and very economical. " In the mirror there appeared a hand moving like lightning and leaving a trail of shorthand notes. Quickly the picture changed and Allan was seen stand- ing before a large and interested class. " Well, so he became a shorthand teacher. He always was a shark at that, " said Roscoe. " Yes, you ' re right about that, " answered Bill, " but let ' s find out about Stella Pfister. " " Born on August 20, under sign of Leo, or the Lion. Her characteristics are wit, optimism, and an observant but not naturally studious mind. It has often proved true that persons born under this sign become rich through leg- acies, or marriage. " " What ' s this in the mirror? It looks like an automobile stopping. " Both Bill and Roscoe leaned forward and sure enough it was a big limousine. The door of the car opened and a young lady, richly clad in furs stepped out. She smiled, then entered a marble mansion and the picture faded. " That was Stella all right, " laughed Roscoe, " didn ' t you see that smile and those twinkling eyes? " " Yes, that was Stella. I wonder if she married or inherited her wealth? " " No doubt she married it. Let ' s hear of Herdis Helmuth. " " Bah! " growled Ruminer. " Why ask of him. I can tell you what he did. He— " " Herdis Helmuth, " interrupted the witch, reading from her book, " was born November 1, under the sign of Scorpio, or the Scorpion. To the man it prom- ises a long, active life, prosperous and very careful of what he gains. He will be a little gay in his youthful days but not vicious. ' Venus inclines him to the fair sex. " There in the mirror stood Herdis playing his violin. Bill wanted to break the mirror then and there but Roscoe held him back and finally learned that Herdis had been Bill ' s hated rival for fame in Europe. To smooth all over Ros- coe called for Jessie Weir and the witch read: " Born Feb. 3, under sign of Aquarius, or the Water Bearer. If a lady has curly hair. She ' ll have in life but little care; For she will have a temper kind. Full of sweet love to all mankind; She will marry in life most soon. Have a most happy honeymoon. Many children her life will bless. Who will bring unto her no distress. " The mirror showed Jessie in her farm yard feeding the chickens. To her skirts clung a little red-haired boy, evidently one of the " many " . " An ideal picture, " sighed Bill as it vanished. " What became of Norma Wade? " " Born April 22, under the sign of Taurus, or the Bull. Rather emotional and impulsive; liable to extremes; judgment will be good and can be relied upon. The lady with very black hair never places too much confidence in the promises of gentlemen. When she once places her love it is not easily changed from its object or purpose. " The first thing visible in the magic mirror was a line of army tents from one of which came Norma, leaning on the arm of a soldier. " That was a love that remained tor years, " said Roscoe. " I wonder if Ruth and Tim are married too. What about Ruth? " Both witches laughed at this speech but stopped suddenly when the men looked surprised. " Ruth Dexheimer was born August 29, under the sign of Virgo or the Vir- gin. Persons born then will be cool, calm, and confident, with great executive ability understanding themselves thoroughly. In the magic mirror all was dark but as it grew lighter a man was plainly visible. Although his face wore an expression of fear and caution, William and Roscoe recognized him at once. " If it isn ' t Bill Ridenour, " exclaimed Roscoe, " but how is he connected with Ruth Dexheimer? " " They surely can ' t be married, " said William. " One of the Sophomore girls must have captured him. Look! he has his shoes off and seems to be stealing his way in. " Sure enough. Bill Ridenour, the former brave foot-ball hero was creeping with trembling knees up the stairs. But all was explained in a moment when at the head of the stairs appeared Ruth Dexheimer in kimona and curl papers. In one hand she wielded a rolling pin and she seemed to be saying: " Ha! I ' ll teach you to stay out late at nights. " Poor Bill Ridenour! As he fell on his knees to beg mercy the two onlookers were overcome and begged the witch to let the curtain fall. " We cannot bear to see our old comrade in such a condition, " they said. After a time Roscoe said, " How narrowly Tim Crunk etscaped that fate. I wonder what he is doing now. " The witch read : " Tim Crunk was born on June 1 1 , under the sign of Gem- ini, or the Twins. Of a restless disposition, aspiring but rather pessimistic, oft- en disappointed in love. " Beside a fireside sat Tim all alone blowing smoke rings. The smoke took shape and formed into a young lady but soon faded into the background then the whole picture faded. " The bachelor life is undoubtedly best after all, " said Roscoe and called for ' ames Walker. " James was an " April Fool, " born under the sign of Aries, or the Ram. This sign denotes prosperity but it brings a life of pain and pleasure. To be pros- perous will require active industry and patience under misfortune and perils. " This time the mirror showed an aeroplane landing. The machine was dif- ferent from most aeroplanes and on its wings were the words, " The Walker Air- Line. " James was at the wheel. If was evident that he was managing an aero- plane express. " That ' s much nicer than his old wagon, " said Roscoe. Morris Barret was called for next and the witch began— " Born Dec. 29, un- der the sign of Capricorn, or the Goat. This sign means work and toil, with the benefits of labor reaped by others. Marriage may alter tha destiny. " " This looks like the village of Oliver " , said Roscoe, looking into the mirror. " It must be. Look, here is a sign. It says, ' Doctor Morris Barret. Cures guaranteed. ' " " Well, he lived up to two things, his nickname and his favorite expression, as a child. Don ' t you remember how he used to begin every sentence with ' When we lived out to Oliver ' ? " Both laughed reminiscently. " Speaking of Morris Barret reminds me of Mary Morelock. I wonder what she is doing. " Sagittarius, or the Archer is her sign for she was born Nov. 28. The lady who has light brown hair will be tender hearted; she will show her generosity to all who are, or seem to be in trouble. She will not say much but will feel deep- ly- Again there appeared the line of army tents but this time it was Mary More- lock who emerged from one of them. She was dressed in the uniform of a Red Cross nurse and as she hurried along she was met by another nurse. This turned out to be none other than Lena Alexander. " Two mighty good looking nurses, " was the comment. " 1 wouldn ' t mind be- ing a poor wounded soldier in that camp. " " I wonder if Ann© Fuilenwider became a doctor, " said Bill. " No, she — " , said the witch then caught herself and continued as usual. " Born Oct. 13, under the sign of Libra, or the Balance. A middle course of life is promised by this sign; a smooth, even, unrippled stream, free from storms or sudden changes, in fact, an enviable destiny. The mirror showed Anne with her husband (a strange man). She was sit- ting at a table writing industriously. A " close up " showed that she was com- posing an article on " Ideas for Senior Annuals. Witty Poems and Snap Shots Suggested. " " Anne is capable of writing that. Don ' t you remember, she was one of those who made our annual the best ever, " remarked Bill. " What happened to the Greens? " they demanded. " Allan Green was born Sept. 1, under the sign of Virgo or the Virgin. This sign gives to the men courage and generosity. Advancement awaits them if they do not mar their fortune by love of flattery to which they are prone. Allan ' s fate, according to the mirror was that of a soda jerker. He seemed to be very popular among the frequenters of Walter ' s. " Myrtle Green was born June 7, under the sign of Gemini, or the Twins. This is a fortunate sign for females, particularly in the grand article of matri- mony, though they will prosper well in other affairs. They will be punctual and honest in their dealings. Two doors were visible in the mirror. They were lettered — " Green and Dun- can, Publishers. " One of these opened and Myrtle could be seen reading proofs. What she read was as follows: " ' As ' can be used in many ways, one of which is as a preposition. We know Noah Webster does not agree with us in this but — etc., etc. " " So Myrtle is still contending about questions in grammar. 1 wonder whether this other door is Emily Duncan ' s? " It opened also and there sat Emily reading proofs. Her ' s said: " To find cube root begin with units, separate the number into periods of three figures each; the extreme left period — etc., etc. " " Well, well, " said Roscoe, " M. V. H. S. turned out not only a grammarian but also a mathematician. " " Don ' t you remember Bill Dausman? 1 wonder what lot befell him? " " Wm. Dausman was born June 30, under the sign of Cancer, or the Crab. He was given a whimsical and analytical mind, a love of lawsuits and great mu- sical ability. " The two listeners laughed at this last statement but the mirror showed Bill caroling away with swelling chest and wide open mouth. " Thank Heaven this isn ' t a reproducer of sounds, " sighed Ruminer. " One thing sure, " laughed Roscoe, " we know he is singing one ot the lat- est tunes. " " Now what of Heine Rethwisch? " " Heine was born on October 11, under the sign of Libra, or the Balance. The persons then born will have a smooth life, will he just in their transactions, faithful in love, and averse to law. No picture appeared in the mirror and the witch explained that there were a few people in the world whom it was not able to reflect. She had learned how- ever from another source, that Heine was traveling around selling a set of books. These books had been written by Heine himself and dealt witn three suhjects How to Play Football, How To Write Letters To Young Ladies, and How To Make Witty Remarks. " Those books should be good authority for Heine was proficient in all three subjects during his High School Days. " " What is Jamia Bailey doing? " " Jamia, Heine, and another of your classmates, Rachel Harlem, all have the same birthday and of course the same characteristics, " said the prophetess with the book. " Well Oct. 11, was a lucky day for the class of 1917 if we got those three then. " " The mirror will show first what happened to Jam she found the one man for her and that she would be r the other prophetess. She was right for the magic mirror showed Jamia and her new husband leaving in a shower of rice and old shoes. Rachel ' s actions were the most surprising for the mirror showed her giving a little boy a sound spanking. Both Roscoe and Bill wondered how she ever became so hard-hearted but the witches explained that as matron of an orphans ' home Rachel had learned much. Amiability and good health were given to Eunice Caborn by the sign which governs those born on August 24. In the mirror she was seen taking up tickets on the Evansville-Mt. Vernon traction. She wore the same old smile and looked very petite in her conductor ' s uniform. " 1 suppose she got so used to taking that ride to school that she couldn ' t stop, " laughed Bill. They asked about Dewey ByrJ next. His birthday came on May 22, under the sign of Gemini, or the Twins. This made him aspiring and energetic but in- clined to be pessimistic. The mirror showed a large card bearing a likeness of Dewey and advertising the famous Byrd Hair Tonic, positively guaranteed to raise a pompadour over night. When they asked of Gladys Rosenbaum the witch read. " Born on Sept. 4, under the sign of Virgo, or the Virgin. This sign gives her a happy life with many unexpected gains. " A large ballroom was shown in the mirror and Gladys was presiding over the punch howl. In another part of the same ballroom there was a group of gentlemen all trying to get a dance from a blond young lady who turned out to be Margaret Holton. As usual she was cool and gracious and managed to arrange for a dance with each of her admirers. " What happened to Ruth Schultheis and Mildred Prenzel? " " Ruth was born Aug. 22, under the sign of Leo, or the Lion. The sign gives her a love of the beautiful but a lack of confidence in herself. " According to the mirror she realized her one ambition and became an interior decorator. Mildred Prenzel was born Nov. 14, under the sign of Scorpio, or the Scor- pion. It is not a very good sign for women but they will be free from all evil propensities. The magic mirror reflected a large grocery managed entirely by Mildred Prenzel. Two ladies were employed to help the housewives select the best vege- tables. These ladies were two members of the class of 1917, Bertha Welborn and Myra Walker. With deft fingers they wrapped the vegetables and packed them into baskets for delivery. Among the delivery men there was one who looked familiar and both Roscoe and Bill exclaimed— " Us Albert Kaufman! " Just before the picture vanished a large farm wagon loaded with pumpkins stopped before the door and Lloyd French got down from the driver ' s seat and began to bargain with Mildred. " That store should be called the 1917, " said Roscoe. " Do you realize that we saw five of our old classmates there? " " Tell us about Mary Stinson. " " Libra, or the Balance, gives her a smooth and happy life. This sign seems to have been a favorite of your classmates. " The mirror took the onlookers back to M. V. H. S. and into the superin- tendent ' s office, where Mary Stinson, as President of the Board was making a talk. As the picture vanished the witch said that Mary had succeeded in pass- ing many rulings favorable to Seniors. One of these allowed them to give dances when they chose. " What of Arnolus Reedle, our basketball star? " " He was born on Feb. 22, under the sign of Pisces, or the Fishes. Persons born under this sign will be fortunate if they begin all their undertakings on the day of the week on which they were born. " The mirrored Arnolus was clad in a dress suit and was teaching dancing. " Don ' t forget Anna Alles. " " Anna was born in cold January and although we can give you no picture of her we can tell you her fate. She began as a stenographer but her emplover soon succumbed to her merry smiles and they are married now. " We haven ' t asked about Arthur Ehrhardt and Edward Esche. " Arthur was born July 26, under the sign of Leo, or the Lion. The sign gives him a calm and self-confident nature. In the mirror was reflected the closing scene of a play. The part of the hero was taken by Arthur Ehrhardt. His leading lady was our Dorothy John- son, looking as sweet as ever. " That recalls the hours we practiced for ' The Imaginary Sick Man, ' " said Bill, " Edward Esche was born Feb. 5, under the sign of Aquarius or the Water Bearer. This gives him a love of wandering and trouble to contend with. Mer- cury gives him slights in love. " Edward was seen in the mirror walking through his large shirt and tie fac- tory. Here he designed and made the shirts and ties for half the men of the world. " That is the last of the boys. Now we have only some girls left. " " Three girls of your class became teachers in M. V. H. S., " said the witch. " Who are they? " asked Bill and Roscoe. " First you will see the professor of a new department, the department of law; second, the Latin teacher; third, the instructor in poetry, " said the witch. In quick succession there appeared in the mirror Nellie Son, the professor of Law, Lorena Roeder, the Latin teacher, and Nell York, the instructor in poetry. " I am not at ail surprised at Nellie Son, " said Bill, " but I wonder if Lorena flavors her Latin with German? " " And do you suppose Nell York ever tries to imitate Browning? " asked Roscoe. " Now what of Mary Ina Ludlow? " " She was born on Feb. 22, under the sign of the Fishes. This gives to the woman a love of traveling and a contempt of danger. They are sure to be pros- perous. " The witch of the mirror informed Bill and Roscoe that they were about to view another establishment managed by members of the class of 1917. This was a beauty parlor and dressmaking establishment managed by Mary Ludlow, El- freda Frick, and Helen Williams. The mirror showed Mary Ludlow teaching a lady to arrange her hair in the latest way. Elfreda Frick presided over the mani- curing tables and Helen Williams superintended the making of French frocks. The witch also called their attention to two of the models who were parading and turning in true model fashion. These were none other than May Moore and Aloise Blockley. " We must not forget Mary Kuhn and Anna Frailey. " Almost before the names were spoken there appeared an image in the magic mirror. Mary Kuhn was seen busily mounting photographs while Anna Frailey was posing a gentleman for his picture. " Mt. Vernon ' s leading photographers, " said the witch. " They make all the pictures for the Senior annuals. " " Beulah Rhodes is left. " The witches sighed. " The last we heard of her she was working among the cannibals as a missionary. We hope they have not made her into a stew. " " The mirror is trying to picture something, " said Roscoe. All bent for- ward eagerly and finally they could see Beulah, not cooking over the fire but sitting by it in peace. " So they are all happy, " sighed Bill. " We have found all our classmates. " " About all of them? " questioned one witch sharply and " all of them? " echoed her sister. " No, Bill, " said Roscoe, " there were two more girls but 1 have forgotten their names now. " " Oh, " moaned one witch, " They have forgotten us. " With an angry gesture the other witch summoned two servants and or- dered them to show the callers the door. " But Madam — , " said Bill, trying to apologize. " Begone, " she cried, " we ' ll have no further dealings with persons who can- not remember old classmates. " About an hour later the two were again sitting in Roscoe ' s apartments when he said, " Bill, the two girls we forgot were Mary Louise Black and Maruaret Doerr. " " Of course! How did we happen to forget them? " " And Bill, I ' ll wager any money that the witch with the book was Margaret and the other one was Mary Louise. That is why they were able to tell us so much about our old friends. " " You are right, " answered Bill after a moment ' s consideration, " if we had only recognized them sooner! " " But " , said Roscoe, " we accomplished our desire and found out just what happened to every member of the best class that ever graduated. " MARGARET DOERR. MARY LOUISE BLACK. CLASS WILL We, the Seniors of 1917, of the city of Mt. Ver being in our usual state of mind and memory, do her this opportunity to publicly declare this, our last will ner following: Item 1. Arthur Ehrhardt wills all of his beauty and sweet girlish ways to Frank Harlem. Item 2. Tim Crunk leaves ten feet of lumber to the High School to repair the floor worn out by him traveling the distance between Ruth ' s desk and his Item 3. Margaret Holton leaves her butterfly disposition to Flora Dixon. Item 4. Stella Pfister wills all of her deportment grades to Fred Leonard. With the request that he add said grades to his own so he may be able to get 95 once. Item 5. Bertha Welborn bequeaths all of her sarcastic expressions to Miss Smith to be used as she sees fit. Item 6. Gladys Rosenbaum wills all her interests in Mt. Vernon and Ev- ansville to Leona so that even though far away, she may ye ' j keep in touch with them. Item 7. Anna Alles bequeaths her bewitching little smile and sweet inno- cent expression to Susie Sugg to be used in charming Clarence. Item 8. Aloise Blockley wills an everlasting, warranted not to fade, nose whitener to Marie Souder. Item 9. Anne FuUinwider and Rachel Harlem will their permanent posi- tion as Mutt and Jeff to Jett Williams and Oliver Seifert. Item 10. Nell York leaves her ability to show her dimples at all times and places to Belva Davis. Item 11. Margaret Doerr wills her hair ribbon to Blanche Neff. Item 12. We, the Se niors, will a large red bandana to the faculty to be used in catching the tears when we have departed. Item 13. William Dausman leaves his deep mannish voice to Ralph Rosen- baum to be used by him when he calls Mr. Heimburger in Manual Training. Item 14. Dewey Byrd wills all his pompadour not needed to Mr. Stinnett for obvious reasons. item 15. Ruth Dexheimer bequeaths cupid ' s bow and arrow formally used by her to Helen Keck. Item 16. Ruth Schultheis leaves that artistic and melodious laugh of hers to Charlotte Brinkman. Item 17. William Ridenour leaves his jolly good humor and wit to the fu- ture Senior Class. He, however, retains his shy and retiring ways for his own use. Item 18. William Ruminer wills his knowledge of love and girls to Lionel Allen. Item 19. Dorothy Johnson does here give and bequeath her wonderful voice and dramatic ability t o the altos to be used in Glee Club. Item 20. Gertrude Luebbermann wills that independent way of walking of hers to Raymond Schneider. Item 21. Norma Wade bequeaths to Esther Menzies the unlimited right to bestow coquettish glances upon any one she may deem eligible to return said glances. Item 22. To Dale Defur, Marv Morlock wills all her in. ' erest in Madeline Forthoffer. Item 23. Mary Stinson wills her monopolv on all good looking bovs to Mary E. Mackey. Item 24. to Miss Dorsey. we bequeath an aeroplane that she mav rise as high as her heart desires. Item 25. We will our vaccination certificates to Mr. Llewelyn. Item 26. To Mr. Sandefur, we do will and bequeath the combined good humor of the senior class to be used in case his is exhausted. Item 27. To Miss Shordon, we bequeath a yard stick and an alarm clock to keep all students awake. Item 28. To Owen Cowen, Nellie Son bequeaths her stoicism. Item 29. Mildred Prenzel leaves all of her flirtatious ways to Flossie Crow- der. Item 30. Edward Esche leaves " himself " to any of the pretty little freshies who may speak first. Item 31. Arnolus Reedle bequeaths his brains to Clarence Lawrence. Item 32. Mary Louise Black wills her ability to become a favorite in her classes to Dorothy Doerr. Item 33. Myrtle Green bequeaths her green dress to the future seniors, to he used as foliage in their class play. 34. Roscoe Bayer bequeaths his high standing with Miss Malone to Law- rence Woodward. Item 35. We will to Aleen Schneider a new pair of white shoes to he used when hers are soiled. Item 36. Jessie Weir wills her pretty orange Huffy hair to Mary Ruminer. Item 37. — Mary Kuhn bequeaths her passive indifference to Jack Leonard. Item 38. To Mr. Allen we will a boxing glove. Item 39. Jamia Bailey leaves those big brown eyes to Beulah Karnes. Item 40. Mae Moore wills her new hat made in the millinery department to Madge Oliver to be worn only on special occasions. Item 41. Heine Rethwisch leaves his skull cap to Nick Cowen. Item 42. Myra Walker leaves her little sister Nina, everything that will en- able her to become a good Senior some day. Item 4. Albert Kaufman bequeaths his modesty and also his sweet blushes to Chapman Utley. Item 44. Emily Duncan bequeaths the position as " teacher ' s pet " to Herb Forthoffer. Items 45. Allen Green wills his adoring glances used in the Senior play to Lionel Allen to be used when he looks at Helen, Mary Louise, Fern, Lucille, etc. Item 46. Loyd French wills his number 14 shoes to Oscar Burlison. Item 47. Morris Barret wills his wonderful insight into love to Dopey Doerr. We hope he will explain to the freshies the many troubles that come therefrom so they will avoid them in the future. Item 48. James Walker wishes to leave a new clock to the assembly so that we may have one that will at least go twenty minutes. Item 49. Herdis Helmuth leaves his rosin to Susie Sugg. tem 50. Elfreda Frick leaves her " old maidishness " to Bessie Jeffries. Item 51. Lena Alexander wills the guardianship of her brother, Carson, to any of the first year girls who may qualify. Item 52. Beulah Rhodes bequeaths her descriptive powers to Gertis Allen. Item 53. Mary Ina Ludlow wills her favorite color to Blanche Neff. Item 54. Lorena Roeder leaves her German accent to the Kaiser. Item 55. Helen Williams wills her assertive ways to the sophomore class to be divided equally. Item 56. Anna Frailey bequeaths her typewriting ability to Lawrence Woodward. Item 57. Eunice Caborn wills her experience as a high school student to Fred Walker. In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names this tenth day of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred seventeen. SENIORS ' 17. Attorney, Norma Wade. In the presence of Mt. Vernon High School. SENIOR CLASS PLAY THE IMAGINARY SICK MAN By Moliere Friday Evening, Dec. 8, 191(i. PERSONS IN THE PLAY. Argan, the Imaginary Sick Man Wni. Wilson Ridenour Angelique, his daughter ■ ■ Mary Stinson Beline, his wife Dorothy Johnson Louison, his younger daughter Rachel Harlem Toinette, servant in Argan ' s house Mary Kuhn Cleante, Angelique ' s lover • ■ Herdis Helmuth M. Bonnefoi, an attorney Roscoe Bayer M. Diafoirus, a wise old doctor Wm. Rhein Ruminer Thomas Diafoirus, a wise young doctor, also a suitor for the hand of An- gelique Allen Green Beralde, Argan ' s brother Arthur Ehrhardt M. Purgon, the doctor who knows Argan ' s constitution Allan Coker M. Fleurant, Purgon ' s assistant Roscoe Baye - The action takes place in Argan ' s sitting-room. " The Imaginary Sick Man " was given Friday night by the Class of 1917 in the auditorium of the Senior High School to a good-sized audience in spite of the inclemency of the weather. This play " Le Malade Imaginaire " by the Frenchman, Moliere, the scenes of which are laid in France, portrays the life of the French people during the six- teenth century. ■William Wilson Ridenour, who played the title role, was a good sick man and did much credit to the part. Dorothy Johnson, as his wife, Beline, and as a stepmother to Argan,s daughter, was especially suited to the part. Mary Stin- son, as Angelique, the beautiful daughter of Argan, made a splendid character in the antique costume and with Herdis Helmuth as Cleante, lent a delightful romance to the play. Rachel Harlem in the part of Little Louison, the youngest daughter of Argan, was excellent in her acting. William Ruminer, as the old doctor and Allen Green, as his son, were ardent suitors for the hand of An- gelique. Mary Kuhn, as Toinette, the maid, caused much humor during the ev- ening in her clever acting with Argan. Roscoe Bayer, Arthur Ehrhardt, and Al- lan Coker also were good in their parts and deserve much credit. Mention should be made of the beautiful costumes, some of which were furnished by Fritz Schoultz, Chicago. The others were made in the sewing de- partment of the high school. The high school orchestra, under Miss Dorsey ' s direction, furnished the mu- sic for the program with its usual success. Mr. William Maurer, as director of this play, deserves much credit for pro- ducing so difficult a play in such a manner. -MT. VERNON DEMOCRAT. jiiai Hi ' S ilij; np -m i 1 ' r fll H bl ' 4 HBHb Act II, Scene VI through life your very band. " -Thomas biatoirus: Permit me, madenmiselle, to be humble, very obedient, and very faithful servant and hus- lllHI J LmJ ■ ' w - i } • H " The play is done; the curtain drops. Slow falling to the prompter ' s bell: A moment yet the actors stop, And look around, to say farewell. " THACKERY— The End of the Play. STUDENTS HAVING MORE THAN 18.5 CREDITS. Top Row — Loren Russell, S. Jett Williams, Raymond Schneider, Henry Cham- bers, Orvan Hall, William Bokelman, Leonard Davis, Frederick Leonard. Second Row— Ray Hames, Dale DeFur, Winfred Allyn, Benjamin Seifert, Clar- ence Schenk, Lionel Allen, Charles Bonnell, Oliver Seifert. Third Row — Ruth Coke, Juanita Tudor, Mary Ruminer, Aleen Schneider, Elean- or Page, Josephine Kelley, Emma Fullinwider, Louise Ashworth. Fourth Row— Charlotte Brinkman, Hazel Bottomley, Bessie Jeffries, Mildred Blakely, Harriett Green, Flora Dixon, Dorothy Doerr. Bottom Row— Madeline Forthoffer, Beulah Walker, Bertha Ashworth, Lelia Buchanan. STUDENTS HAVING MORE THAN 10.5 AND FEWER THAN 18.5 CREDITS. Top Row— Sam Horste, Herbert Kreie, Lyman Davis, Fred Walker, Thomas Boyce, Chapman Utley, Wayne Klotz, Sidney Kitchell, James Morlock, Clar- ence Lawrence, John Doerr, Arch Thomas, Glenn Knight. Second Row— Fred Thomas, Henry Ashworth, Owen Cowen, Elisha Blackburn, Lawrence Woodward, Louise Leffel, Grace Blackburn, Madge Oliver, El- freda Hironimus, Gladys Woodward, Blanche Neff, Marjorie Bailey, Mary Carr. Third Row— Helen Keck, Mary E. Batenian, Leona Rosenbaum, Mary E. Mack- ey, Edna Sturm, Olive Kincheloe, Madeline Vines, Hazel Williams, Lucile Stiker, Gladys Easier, Hazel Kagle, Mary L. Fitton, Fern Leipold, Lydia Rieken. Fourth Row— Belva Davis, Marie Souder, Beulah Saltzman, Jessie Pritchard. Marie Ludlow, Lucile Haas, Beulah Karnes, Carmen Wade, Olivia Martin, Helen Lawrence, Alice Grabhorn, Elsie Sherertz, Edna Trousdale. Esther Menzies. Bottom Row— Roy Peerman, Walter Conlin, Florian AUes, Gilbert Suttner, Paul Scherer, Ralph Rosenbaum, Paul Miller, Jack Leonard, Oswald Benncr, Al- len Blue. STUDENTS HAVING FEWER THAN 10.5 CREDITS. , Charles Ruminer. John Karl Beste, Kellie John- , Ed- Top Row— Thomas Weir, Harry Mentzer, Wm. E Starken, Bernard Luebbermann, Douglas Dix son, Malcolm LaDuke. Second Row— Fritz Dietz, Frank Harlem, James Pearson, Herman Alldri ward Mann, Erwin Kreie, Theodore Schnabel, Mark Dawson, Malcolm All- dredge, Ira Perkins, Winston Edmonds, Samuel Topper. Third Row— Mildred Barrett, Susie Sugg, Elsie Dixon, Martha Fox, Bessie Ad- ams, Evelene Baro, Bernice Klotz, Esther Barrett, Hortense Utley, Eliza- beth Clements, Margaret Seibert, Roberta Cowen, Lucile Hempfling. Fourth Row— Helen Gregory, Eleanor Stevens, Edith Blackburn, Eula Bernd, Mary Benthali, Charlotte Green, Isabel Hovey, Jessamay Layer, LaVerne Niblo, Edna Grabert. Sarah Conlin, Gladys Wolfinger, Estella Oeth. Bottom Row— Floyd LaDuke, Charles Ellis, Gertis Allyn, Arthur Thomas, Mor- ris Alexander, William Monroe, Goebel McFadden, Clarence Kuhn. UNLUCKY (?) JIMMY. Dear Aunt Sally; Well, Aunt Sally, I have been having more had luck again. You know I wrote you about weeding Sisses flowers for her to earn a nickle to go to the movies and about me axidentaly pulling up the flowers and leaving the weeds. Well Sis made me take the money out of my bank to buy some new seeds. Be- sides if I had been at the show Tommy and me and his cousin wouldn ' t of seen Sisse ' s fudge cooling on the window sill and besides how was I to know that strange feller was such a pig! Well after that my luck changed and things went reel smooth for a while. I got the mumps and had to stay in bed a spell and lois of good eats come my way and I got the hives and a dollar and fifteen cents and S ' s said it was wort.i twice that mutch for me to be in bed that long. I guess she thought I needed the rest afier so mutch bad luck. So now Mom is sick not down but kinda off her feed. The doctor says it is her nerves and they have sent me out nere to Aunt Jennies to spend my rcring vacashun and Pop said for heavens sake to restrane myself and Aunt Sally I have tried cross my heart! but my luck still persude me as the poet says. I can ' t make over human nature let alone cow nature and hen nature and etc. I even tried to help Aunt Jennie in the kitchen but how did I know she kept soap powder in that can with the holes in the top like we have to sprinkle fl(.ur Oh the beefs. ake with! The way I happen to know what its for is one time Tommy and me was m.aking mud bricks and we wanted something to sprinkle sand with and I found that can and we used it and when I put it back I forgot and left the sand in it. A poor memory is awful hard on a feller Aunt Sally, but I can set down real comfortably now. Well about my bad luck out here I climbed up in the barn loft the other day and there was a hen setting way off up there in the hay and I thought gee whiz! wher. the chickens hatch they will all fall down and kill theirselves and how will she get anything up here for them to eat and I looked in one of the eggs and sure enough thev was nearlv ready to hatch and no time to lose so I thought I ' d better move the whole outfit Jown to safety, so 1 fixed a n ' ce nest down under the reeper and took the eggs all down in my cap and then took the hen and she acted reel cranky and did not wan; to stay on the new nest and run off squawking to beat ihe ijind but I caught her and brought her back but she got kinda e. cited and broke several of the eggs and 1 had to put a box over her to keep her on and most of the eggs got broke and Aunt Jennie said good land she had i)ut her up there on purpose so the other hciis wouldn ' t lay to her and she had sent clear to West Vi-ginia for those eggs and they cost %2 for 13. A person ought not to put an unlucky number under a hen and expect a teller to be a mind reader. But seems like mv bad luck just sticks to me like we was Sunese twins. Yesterday Aunt Jennie mixed up a bucket of stuff with slop and brand and some kinu of medisine for a sick pig and told me to take it our to Uncle John and be awful careful for that was all the meisine in the nouse an.! just as I got to the barn lot gate Uncle John let out some awful interesting swear words and I set the bucket down so I could hurry to him and see could I he of any help and he had turned over a bucket of white paint right by the barn door and was as mad as Pop gets when I a.xidentaly step on his corns. At any rate it sounded about the same and he slammed the doors shut and ran off to get something to clean it up with and just then old Sooky come up and begun to lick srme that had run out under the door and 1 thought gee whiz! that would be the quickest way and I just opened the doors and let them in and they had it all cleaned up in no time and I though! now wont Uncle John be surprized and he was and so was I when he said — I cant write a lady what he said but you know Uncle John, and he come after me with a terrible look and the shovel and I thought maybe Id better get away from that place and I did reel sudden and ran around the barn and skinned up the wind mill ladder and by the time Uncle John got round the corner of the barn I was no where in sight which was the best thing for me and him to, for think how sorry he would of been ever after besides all the trouble of a funeral in the house and having to ship the body clear home and all and not seeing me in sight he thought of course 1 had streaked it for the house and he lit out after me and run slap into that bucket of slop medisine for the sick pig, when I had set it down so careful so as not to spill it running to help him but he ought to have looked where he was going thats what they said to me when I was run- ning from Bill, because I forgot and left a pan of tacks in h ' s chair, and caught my chin on Aunt Jennies clothes line and broke it down with all the wet clothes on il she was hanging out. Well Aunt Sally I guess some folks are born for bad luck as the sparks fly up as the poet says. Two of the cows that got in first died and some that was slower getting to it are just sick and 1 am writing this out here in the imple- ment shed and slowly starving to death by degrees. You see I did not go in to dinner I thought in Uncle Johns shaken condition he spraned his risi holding on to the shovel when he fell over the slop bucket and him so kinda nervus and excited 1 thought it would not be benefishul for him to see me so soon and now it is nearly supper time and 1 havent had a bite to eat since brekfast but 4 or 5 eggs I got out of the hen house and sucked and 3 doughnuts and a few cookies and 3 biskits and 2 pieces of ham that was all I could reach through tne pantry window and 5 hirsheys and 3 bananas and 1 am just so hungry 1 have to swallow spit. So Aunt Sally if you dont want to have all the trouble as well as the ex- pense and awful grief of coming so far to my funeral I expect it would he better for me to come and spend the rest of my vacashun in the city with vou. I am very anxious to see you and hope you are the same. I think I could be a great help to you and would be benifishul in keeping you from getting lonesome and I think my luck would change — just being you yoursel and no cows or hens or anything just a parrot and a cat and no husband, and some animals have more sense than others anyway not that I want to say anything against Aunt Jennie and Uncle John. They mean well but they forget they ever was boys theirselves in ancient times when they was young and my unluckiness out here in the wil- derness has taught me to be more careful and as Lincoln says there is nothing like etxperiunce for getting a feller into trouble. So hoping to hear from you soon. Your unlucky Nephew, JIMMY. P. S. The Hardy kids was here one day and Aunt Jennie told me to amuse them so 1 tied my cap on to Rovers head and he and thier dog got into a fight and it got tore up the cap not their dog so if you want me to come you had bet- ter send me a new one because going to a large citv I would want to be a creddit to you. ' J. P. S. P. S. Rover and me and Browns goat got mixed up axidentaly with one of there bee hives and it took all of my money to pay the damidge. More of my bad luck how was I to know beforehand that one of them would go on one side of there old bee hive and the other on the other when I tied them to- gether. So if you are very anxious for me to com you had better send me 75c. The fare is only 49c but when a feller is as unlucky as I am he might need a little extry in case anything happens like getting hungry going so far or some- thing. ' J. P. S. Again — 1 think 1 will be a great creddit to you among your friends for I am getting along fine at school specially in composishun spelling and de- portmant. J. S. ANNE FULLINWIDER. THE LADY OF MOUNT KRAMER. Mount Kramer is one of the highest peaks in the Rockies— and one of the wildest. Mute and mighty it stands, as a symbol of former days. It was said that on its summit there lived a wise woman, who, most people said, was really insane. Hunters and tourists avoided going near the part of the mountain com- monly called " The Wise Woman ' s Den. " Only one person in Norton, the small town at the foot of Mt. Kramer, had ever seen the lonely woman. That person was Mr. Clark, who owned the largest store in Norton. He described her as " pretty, but sad and very peculiar. " Once a week Mr. Clark would take a supply of provisions to a box made for the pur- pose on the mountain. Money and a note containing orders for the next week ' s supply were always found there on the day the supply was brought. Regularly twice a month a letter was placed in the box and the next week after it was brought, one was found in the box with a request for it to be mailed. The former were always addressed " The Lady of Mt. Kramer, Norton, Colorado " ; the latter, " Miss Alice Larrimer, Eaton, Massachusetts. " No light was thrown on the mystery by the letters. Dur ' ng the summer months, Norton was always filled with tourists. One day a larger car drove up to t he " Norton House " and its occupants alighted. They were a lady, a man, a young girl, and the driver of the car — nothing un- usual for Norton. But Norton people were surprised later by the doings of this family. Every day Mrs. Larrimer and her daughter Marian rode horseback. That in itself was unusual for Norton. No one rode horseback in the moun- tains. The girl seemed very curious, too. She wanted to find out about all of the places near Norton. Visitors to Norton had never before cared for the sur- rounding country, who lived there, or what grew there. One day the natives of Norton were very much surprised indeed. Miss Larrimer was climbing Mt. Kramer! What did she intend to do? Had she no fear? And she was going alone. Jack Dane, a little boy who had quite fal- len in love with the young lady, determined to follow her at a safe distance in case " The Wild Woman of Mt. Kramer " should try to harm her. This is what he saw: Miss Larrimer slowly followed the trail up the mountain. The climb, though long, was gradual and not difficult, as the trail was well marked. Along the path were growing wild strawberries, ferns, and curious wild fiowers. The girl stopped often to rest and to admire the queer blossoms and enjoy the wild fruit, jack had hard work trying to evade her, but he was her self-appointed body-guard, so he did not give up. At last, after about an hour ' s climb, the boundary of the " Wild Woman ' s Den " was reached. Miss Larrimer did not stop; much to the dismay of Jack. She went through the improvised gate, a log over two vine-covered stumps, and plucky Jack followed. Soon a small quaint log house appeared. It was surrounded by hundreds of flowers, the most beau- tiful ones Jack had ever seen. And the house was also covered with blooming vines. A peacock proudly promenaded at one end of the garden and a canary sang its sweet song in one of the open windows of the cottage. Miss Larrimer stopped and looked with shining eyes at the unusual and beautiful picture. Then she stepped to the edge of the small veranda and called softly. " Barbara! Barbara, are you there? " Suddenly a lovely young g-rl came running out of the house. Jack thought they surely must have known each other well, for they embraced and wept atid could nnot speak for quite awhile. " It is wonderful here, Barbara. Won ' t you tell me all about it now? ' said Miss Larrimer, and the two girls seated themselves on the shady veranda. " Yes, I am quite readv to tell vou everything now, Marian, but I don ' t knov just where to begin, " smilingly replied " The Wild Woman of Mt. Kramer. " Jack did not think that was appropriate at all. He had never before seen such a lovely girl, he thought, and he was very sure that he had never seen as pleasant a smile as this girl had. " Tell tne why you persisted in coming alone and why you asked me to ad- dress your letters in such a ridiculous way, " suggested Marian Larrimer. " In other words you want me to begin at the beginning, don ' t you " laugh- ed the " Lady of Mt. Kramer. " " All right, and so I shall. But don ' t form any op-nions until I have finished my story. " Marian nodded and smiled reassuringly, and Barbara began. " You know how enthusiastic I was about the idea of going to college — and then my sudden change of mind — and the cause of that change. Ill explain the latter for you, anyway, you seem rather mystified I met Mrs. ' William Darington in fathers office one day and she asked me out to her couniry home for one of her week-end house-parties. I fell in love with her at once, she is such a dear, and naturally I became ' nterested in her work — slumming. Oh. Marian, the things Mrs. Darington has done are marvelous. ' When I saw the happiness she gave those unfortunate people, I longed to do something, too. She said that I did help a lot — but I knew I could never be as Mrs. Darington is. Then that Mr. Marshall ' s book came out. You know, the one telling how flowers could perform miracles, how flowers could help solve the problem of the slums. I always loved Rowers and I believed everything that book said of the power of flowers. I had made up my mind to devote the rest of my lite to help- ing the poor — the poor not only in money, but also ihose who laiked love and happness. I determined to do it not only for the sake of those for whom I was working, but also for Mrs. Darington ' s sake. I loved her so much that I felt 1 could do anything for her or anything that would please her. And I felt that this would please her. Then I began thinking of all of the things other people far more capable and influential than I were doing, and I realized what a very, very small part I would be able to do — unless I, perhaps, could do something dif- ferent. So I looked to fiowers for my instrument of help. I waned some isolated place where 1 could raise flowers and prepare myself for the part oi " Helper of Mankind. " I thought that flowers would truly be the only means of chang-ng the terrible conditions of the slums to an ideal condition. Mr. Mar- shall ' s book was my inspiration. " There was really another reason chat I wanted to he away from everyone I knew, too. I suppose you know that reason, Marian, for it is nothing more than your brother. Bob had asked me to marry him, you know; and 1 knew that I would consent if I should stay. I also thougnt that I would not do my duty to those whom I was determined to help, if I should marry — so 1 told Bob how it was. I couldn ' t bear to see the expression of his face every time he looked at me — so I hurried my plans. ' While touring one summer, this village and moun- tain had struck my fancy. So 1 decided to make this my home until I was fitted to help others. In the meantime 1 was to raise flowers and send them to the po.or all over the country, as an experiment. Mr. Marshall and Mrs. Darington were to take charge of the distribution of the fiowers in their section and to ap- point others in other sections. Of course I had a very hard time gaining moth- er ' s and father ' s consent — but it was finally given. " I made up my mind not to write to a soul excepting you and not to let anyone but you write to me. 1 always addressed your letters by your middle name so that if any of the Norton people wanted to make investigations, infor- mation would be hard to obtain; and I did not wish them to know who I was. I can ' t tell you how I looked forward to your letters — how welcome they were. And, Marian, if you had not come just now, I confess I couldn ' t have stood it any longer — I would have told you to come. I love this place and I hope my fiowers have cheered many unhappy people — but I am ready to give up the foolish part of my plan. I see now that it is foolish. I only sacrificed my hap- piness and that of Bob ' s for the happiness, as I thought, of many others. But I realize now that I could nelp those others just as well by living near them and by being happy myself. " Why didn ' t you bring Bob up with you? Isn ' t he in Norton, too? " And Barbara waited eagerly for Marian ' s answer. Marian laughed. " So that is all vou want, you ungrateful child! After all my comforting letters and my trouble in making father and mother bring me here and my climb to see you — I find that you don ' t want me at all — but Bob, my insignificant brother. No, I understand you, dear, and I won ' t tease you any longer. Bob couldn ' t get away to come with us at first — but we expect him to- morrow. And oh, Barbara, please make it ' Yes ' this time, won ' t you? If you only knew how miserable poor Bob has been you would never have tortured him as you have done. But I can see that you have tortured yourself, too. And par- don me, but I think you deserved it. But I hope that now as you, yourself, rea- lize your foolishness nothing will mar your happiness and Bob ' s. Hurry and get ready, Barbara, for I am going to take you with me to the hotel to-night. We ' ll come back to-morrow and get all of your possessions. Bob will be here then to help us. Hurry! " And Barbara wilPngly obeyed Marian. Needless to say Barbara and Bob were soon married and now both of them are helping their less fortunate fellowmen; and flowers are their best aids. But little Jack and the other people of Norton will never forget " The Lady of Mt. Kramer " and her kindness to them after her own awakening. RACHEL HARLEM. THE BROKEN COMPACT. " Billy. " Jim Boyle had the blues. Now when a man of Jim ' s usual optomistic tem- perament ,who has plenty of money and friends, is visited by a case of the dumps, nine times out of ten there is just one cause — a woman. Jim was no ex- ception to the rule. He was in love (in his estimation) with the dearest, sweet- est Utile girl in the world, but not being satisfied with having fallen desperately in love, he had also lost her. No, she hadn ' t gone as a Red Cross nurse, or started to Europe on a ship that had been torpedoed, but nevertheless he had lost her. You see Jim had known Lillian Walker ever since they had been sent to the park with their watchful nurses who, when they met by chance, imme- diately became engrossed in the exhil-rating pastime of gossiping, leaving Lil- lian and Jim to do as they pleased. Here as they played, they met big Matthew Johnson. He always had seemed big and clean no matter how dirty or tired. From the first Matt and Jim had been rivals and their opposition culminated in the des ' re to possess Lillian, which seemed rather to increase as they grew old- er. In school, if a question came up in class, one would champion, the other op- pose. If there was somewhere to go, both wished to take Lillian, but she, like a good girl, played fair — first come, first served. Jim had to work the first year after graduating from high school, hut Matt went straight to college. When Jim came the next year there was war, one being a sophomore and the other a freshman. Matt seemed always to get the best of the deal, yet through it all the two were the best of friends. Woe betide the boy that unjustly attackd one if the other was present. They would fight each other, or just as readily fight for each other, yet they were direct opposites and necessarily clashed. When they left college they went into rival concerns, both as general man- ager of the sales department, and as war orders were paying propositions Jim and Matt were busy trying to cut each other out of business as well as in love. Each boy had proposed to Lillian not more than twenty-five times but she had accepted neither and they had begun to get worried. Was there someone else? If not now, might there not be later? Something must be done. They could not see that either had the advantage, hut Jim felt that if he could not win her himself, no one but Matt had a right to try. Matt felt the same way about Jim. They finally decided upon a plan that would settle the chief difficulty. The allies had a large war order to be filled and Jim and Matt were both after that order, their firms needed it, so it was up to them to get it. They solemnly shook hands and pledged themselves that whoever got th.tt order should be unrestrict- ed in his efforts to win the girl. As fate would have it (of course not the buyer) big Matthew Johnson got ;hat order of all orders. Just how, Jim or no one else knew, but it was self-evi- dent to him that he had lost the right to win Lillian and at present that was the one thing about which Jim was most concerned. That had been a week ago and he had not seen Lillian for a whole week. The longer he stayed away the worse he felt. Jim had gone down to supper that evening as usual to his favorite table, ordered supper and had hardly tasted it and now sat looking gloomily at his plate,, for he was not the happy boy of yore. What was she doing now? He played with his spoon, cursing everything, even Matt Johnson. From beh-nd him came the rustle of skirts and the sound of footfalls that seemed strangely familiar, then a hand was laid on his shoulder. At that mo- ment he hated women in general. Jim turned and looked up into the eyes of Lillian Walker. Her voice came to his ears. (Was he dreaming?! He had noticed that she was blushing. " Jim, dear, take me for a ride. " He had pledged himself and he sat silent. " Please! " " I can ' t, " he answered miserably. " Yes you can, Jim. Matt told me everything. " Jim Boyle rose slowly, took his hat, paid his bill and walked beside her to the street. There he hailed a taxi, helped Lillian in, followed her and then sat back with folded arms. He ordered the driver to go to Sixty-third Street. " Jim, " Lillian shook him, " listen. Matt Johnson proposed to me fifteen times in the last twelve days. I refused him everv time and finally had to tell him why. Then he told me what you had done. " " Why? " asked Jim in a rather lifeless voice. Lillian flushed again (of course Jim Boyle couldn ' t see) and her answer was somewhat irrelevant. " You didn ' t have any right to give me up to anvbody, Jim Boyle, not even to Matt Johnson. " Jim sat up. " Why? " he asked in a tense voice, " did you refuse Matt? " " Because, Jim, I — loved — you. " Her arms went around his neck and the driver saw his arms were not folded across his chest as they had been a minute before. Ten m-nutes later the driver ' s voice came back to them, " Where to. Sir? " S. JETT WILLIAMS, ' 18. EVEN UNTO BENU-ASAD. It was a sweltering, almost unbearable day, and yet the streets of the capi- tal city of the far-away eastern land of Benu-Asad had been thronged through- out the forenoon with the most learned men of the country. Now in the after- noon, they had filled the huge assembly room of the legislature building. Ad- vancing to the speaker ' s platform, the president of the legislative body spoke thus. " Gentlemen, it is indeed a pleasure to introduce to you our distinguished and learned fellow-citizen, Abdul Pasha Ali, who has just completed a tour of the United States of America. During this tour he has endeavored to find and to study the most complete system of high school education to be found in this land, so noted for its pre-em ' nence in education. He will now address us on the results of his endeavors. Gentlemen, Abdul Pasha Ali. " " Gentlemen, " Abdul began, " I will be most brief in my talk to you this afternoon. I will waste no time, I will get straight to the core. " I had traveled, after my arrival in the Uni.ed States, for several months, and I confess that during that tme I had been disappointed in what I had seen. I had visited the larger cities of the country and their systems of high school education had failed to come up to my ideal of a perfect system. During my tour I had often heard of the system ussd in a small city in the prosperous State of Indiana. Th ' s city was Mt. Vernon, a city of about six thousand inhabitants, and yet reports of ihe model conditions of its nigh school had reached me in the largest cities of the land. I resolved to visit this city and I am going to tell you the results of this particular vsit. " I arrived in the city of Mt. Vernon, Indiana, U. S. A., on the eighteenth of March, and the following morning entered the Assembly room of the High School. " As I entered there was a twisting and a craning of necks as every student in ihe room stared at me w ' th that what in tne world is it? ' look. This I could not consider impolite, as it only showed a polite and courteous interest in me, their guest. " Immediately a crashing discord arose from the school grounds. I at first thought that it was not made by human voices, but when I walked to the w ' n- dow and looked out, I saw a group of boys endeavoring to serenade the Faculty with those two plaintive little ballads, ' Nero, My Dog Has Fleas, ' and " ' When You Drove a Buick ' . They were evidently so interested in music that the practiced every opportunity they had. The principal seemed to be making out their music grades, as he recorded their names on a small slip of paper. " Just then the bell rang and for fifteen minutes the students forgot all out- side life and gazed fixedly at their books. The Principal explained to me, that due to their marvelous powers of concentration, students often learned their lessons for the entire day in this fifteen minutes. " In the class rooms I was startled by the forcible manner in which a hoy named Williams was explaining his ideas and by the lengthy words he used. In anoher room, I ran across a handsome youth by the name of Bill Ruminer, who was advancing his theories upon love and woman suffrage, in both of which subjects he seemed to have had a great deal of experience. " In the Physics room I was amazed at the ' large ' amount of apparatus. The teacher there assured me that we might be able to get along with less, so even if we are forced to economize, I recommend that we establish a department for the study of Physics. " I was puzzled by the hatred between two students, a girl and a boy, who would not speak to each other, hut passed slips of paper, instead, and fiercely glared at each other as long as they were in sight. This was evidently con- tagious, as many other students, especially the nnaller ones, were afflicted with the same ailment. ' " My attention was called to Albert Kaufman and Herbert Forthoffer, known as the Siamese twins, because of their similarity in mat.ers of deportment. " As I was passing through the hall I was halted by a tall, angular, sandy moustached gentleman with a broom in one hand, who informed me that in matters of cleanliness and arrangement of school property, he was the sole man- ager. " While I was talking to him I heard loud voices from one of the rooms call- ing angrily ' We must fight! ' I was alarmed but was assured it was only a Public Speaking Class in session. " As I walked down Main Street at the close of the day I saw coming up the street a throng of students, led by a long-legged boy perched on the back of a shaggy little burro and followed by a band of e ' ght pieces, a group of clowns and a wagon load of girls. The band was playing ;he school son, ' Prav for the Lights to Go Out, ' This throng was advertising the basketball game and as I was informed, were known as ' hoodlums ' . Gentlemen. I desire to impress strong- ly upon your minds the absolute necessity of providing for a band of ' hood- lums ' in our school. " At the basketball game that n ' ght I noticed the cour.eous manner in which a big raw-boned Irishman named Cowen. handled opposing players. He stepped in front of them, jumped above them, and in every way possible pre- vented their being hit by the speeding ball. " Still. I didn ' t believe they appreciated the cour esy. for I heard a man who was standing at the side say. ' Keep your eye on that Irishman ' . Another th ' ng about the game puzzled me. for there was one little fellow whom they called a Toad, who seemed to arouse uneasiness in the minds of the plavers. For my part I should have feared some of the larger boys. The following school day I was on hand early and noticed the many stu- dents promenading about the school. This ' exercise ' seemed to have better re- sults if taken by two students together instead of one, and still bet ter results were attained if one student vas a boy end the other a girl. This rule was fol- lowed invariably. " As I came up the Assembly room steps, I saw two girls stadn- ' ng in front of the glass door, improving their appearance in every way possible. More- over, they heartlessly kept two small boys, who desired a parting look at their pompadours, waiting for twenty minutes. " A youth, whose middle name corresponded to the lasi name of the Presi- dent of the United States, was pointed out to me. I readily saw the likeness be- tween him and the President in looks and actions. Gentlemen, our posterity may have dealings with him. " The Faculty had demanded that rag-time music be played at marching out time. This so enraged the students, who liked only the classical compositions, that there was danger of a riot for a time. " Another feature of the school was the forcing of the Faculty to e.xtend the school day into a conference period. So many students flocked to the confer- ence room, that selection was resorted to. This was accomplished by the pass- ing out of tickets to the ' select ' few. " A stratling circumstance was the lowly and submissive attitude taken by the Freshmen and Sophomores toward the Seniors, whom they regarded almost with awe. They even esteemed it an honor to do their slightset bidding. " I was informed by one of the teachers that Mondays and Fridays were the poorest days for scholarship. On Monday the students were filled with uncon- trollable joy because they could go to school again; and on Friday ihey were overwhelmed with sorrow at the thought of be ' ng forced to remain away from school for two days. " I learned from current reports that there were probabilities of a display platform being erec ted for students who on account of superior charms, were required by ihe authorities to promenade the Assembly room, a waste of energy that a platform would eliminate. " I learned, also, that on a few of the report cards, blanks were left in the deportment columns, due to a shortage of ink, and that some students on ac- count of their marvelous powers in certain subjec s, received U ' s, mean-ng Un- surpassed. " In an inspection of the class rooms. 1 found tre lollowing paraphernalia on the teacher ' s desks: " In Miss Malone ' s room a book, ' Home Rule for the Irish ' . " In Mr. Sandefur ' s room, a handsome photograph of himself and Mr. Heim- burger, surrounded by 104 (one hundred and four) wild ducks, the result of one day ' s hunting trip. " In Miss Hirschey ' s room, a book ' How to Look in All D ' rections at Once ' . " In Miss Dorsey ' s room, a book ' How to Control Trombone Players ' . " In Misses French and Prenzel ' s rocn, a cook book. " In Miss Maurer ' s room I found tnree articles which puzzled me grea ly for a time, as I could not understand their use in Public Speaking. A student in- formed me, however, that Mr. Maurer always impressed upon the students in Public Speaking, the necessity of a good appearance. He had made himself an example to them and for this reason a comb, brush and a bottle of peroxide hair tonic were found in his room, .hese articles being absolutely necessary in the care of a lignt, bristling pompadour. notes resurrected from the waste baskets, of special cases, nan ' cure sets, which were given to stu- " On M- ' ss Smith ' s desk, a box of Spearmint Gum, bearing ihis sign, ' Please get a fresh piece to chew in each of my classes. I have with me as a souvenir, a piece which she insisted I take, though she deprived a well set-up boy on the front row, of his daily piece. I am hoping he bore me no malice, as 1 detected a soldier ' s air in his bearing. For that reason I would counsel that we keep peace with the United States. " I was much puzzled by a small machine in the Superintendent ' s office. Just before I depar ed, I was informed by the Office Clerk that this was the auto- which vacc- - • . - ;losing, " Abdul Pasha Ali said, : to leave with you two synor 1 the world ' and ' M. V. H. S. ' " ORVAN R. HALL, Class c In Mr. Allen ' s n DO m, a bi m ch of m In Mis S ShO! -dor rooi 11, a long lis dents to Mr. use Stinnett ' : in class. ■oom ,a g ross( :.f lated the Superi: ntendent every time he s he prepared to omous exprssion step from the platform, s: ' the greatest High SEWING ROOM. The work in this department begins to show the effect of the previous work of the girls in sewing. The work is done more neatly and more independently than was formerly the case. This is the fourth year that sewing has been of- fered in the Senior High School and in the grades. Some of the girls have taken sewing for four full years of their High School course. Dress making has been very common among the girls. A fine, large mirror has been added to the equipment of this department to aid the girls in fitting their dresses. THE KITCHEN. Some advance has been made in the cooking department of the Senior High School this year. Courses in Cooking I, II, III, IV, V, and VI are now offered. There is also a course offered in " Home Management " which is most helpful to the girls. In the fall, when fruits and various vegetables are abundant, the girls can material for use during the remainder of the year. In this way, the work of- fered costs a minimum. The plan followed at all times is to make the work as practical as possible. il BB B f g ir ' %.Mm " %lt MANUAL TKAIMNG SHOP. It is interesting to see the new attitude of since they are given full choice in selecting the pieces of furniture have been made this year. The boys may plan the article to be made, i planing mill and buy the lumber. This gives hi him well in later life. Each boy must take at least one year of Ma tion. He may take as much as he chooses and as finds that he enjoys the work. The plan is to giv e edge of the common tools— their uses and their i the boys in Manual Training work to be done. Some fine nake drawings, and go to the n experience which will serve nual Training before gradua- much as he has time for if he all the boys a working knowl- COMMERCIAL ROOM. As indicated above, this roo make the work in the Coi last year and new typewriters were i The Gregg System of Shorthan take at least 100 words accurately breaking time before they will be men of the city choose gradua ly equipped with everything needed to ;rcial Branches effective. New desks were added ised this vear. when needing stenographers or hookkeep lught, and the students are required to Tiinute and transcribe them in record mended for positions. The business Commercial Department, usually. GLEE CLUB. Fullinwider, Mary E. Mackey, Louise Ash- ;s Dorsey, director; Louise Leffel, Gladys inche Neff. Top Row— Ruth Dexheimer, A worth, Leona Rosenbaum, Woodward, Mary Ruminei Second Row — Norma Wade, Olive Kincheloe, Emma Fullinwider, Eleanor Page, Josephine Kelly, Carmen Wade, Beulah Karnes, Mary Kuhn. Third Row — Madeline Forthoffer, Beulah Rhodes, Elfreda Hironimum, Madge Oliver, Rachel Harlem, Eleanor Stevens, Lucile Haas. Fourth Row— Charlotte Brinkman, Mary L. Fitton, Susie Sugg, Gertrude Lueb- bermann, Lucile Stiker, Fern Leipold. Bottom Row— Anna Alles, Mary Louise Black, Bertha Ashworth, Isabel Hovey, Esther Menzies, Mary E. Bateman, Helen Keck. ORCHESTRA. Director Miss Dorsey Piano Mary Ruminer Violins Herdis Helmuth, Leona Rosenbauni, Susie Sugg Cornets Charles Ruminer, Oliver Seifert Trombones William Ruminer, S. Jett Williams Drums • • Tim Crunk PUBLIC SPEAKING REPRESENTATIVES. Fred Thomas County Discussion, Quadrangle Oratorical Allen Green ■ ■ Quadrangle Reading Prof. Wm. Maurer ' Coach ORATORY AND DISCUSSION. From Left to Right — Fred Thomas, Oratory and Discussion; Beulah Walker, Oratory; S. Jett Williams, Oratory and Discussion; William W. Ridenour, Oratory. Back Row— Allen Green, William Ridenour, Beulah Walker, Mary Rum Elizabeth Clements, Leonard Davis. Bottom Row— Gertrude Luebberman, Sarah Conlin. DEBATING. Top Row— Chapman Utley, Dewey Byrd, Mr. Maurer, Coach; William V. Rid- enour. Middle Row-Fred Thomas, S. Jett Williams, William R. Ruminer. Bottom Row— Paul Scherer, Roy Peerman, Henry Rethwisch. Any one who runs may read That Mt. Vernon takes the lead, High schools everywhere the same Loud their excellence proclaim. Each one tries, like all the rest, To convince us it is best In indoor sports as on the track. Cease the babble; take it back; Since Mt. Vernon leads the pack. GIRLS ' BASKETBALL. :k, Sarah Conlin. ard, Harriet Green, Mrs. C. E. San- ) Green, Marie Ludlow, Beulah Top Row— Rachel Harlem, Mary Louise Bla Third Row— Mildred Barrett, Gladys Woodv defur. Coach; Mary Ruminer, Charlott Karnes. Second Row— Dorothy Doerr, Mary E. Mackey, Elizabeth Clements, Madge Oli- ver, Leona Rosenbaum, Margaret Doerr. Bottom Row— Elfreda Hironimus, Beulah Walker, Susie Sugg, Gertrude Lueb- bermann, Helen Keck, Mary Ellen Bateman. FOOTBALL 1916. The football suad started training early in the season. The prospects for a strong team were not great, however before the close of the season a rather strong team was developed by Capt. Rethwisch and Coach Kuttler. The line-up of the team was: Seifert Left End Grossman Left Tackle Kreie Left Guard Horste ■ ■ Center Helmuth Right Guard Schenk • • Right Tackle Reedle Right End Ridenour Right Half Back Rethwisch, Capt Quarter Back Allen Left Half Back Cowen Full Back The following is a list of the games and scores of each: Evansville 37 Mt. Vernon Carmi 7 Mt. Vernon Boonville Mt. Vernon 13 Princeton 40 Mt. Vernon 14 Boonville • • 6 Mt. Vernon Henderson 9 Mt. Vernon Morganfield 6 Mt. Vernon 14 Alumni Mt. Vernon BASKETBALL 1917. A large number of the boys reported when the call for basketball material was made. The squad chose Boyce as captain and started training in earnest. The last week of the season was slightly interrupted when Mr. Allen superseded Coach Kuttler. The following is a record of the season ' s games and the score of each: New Harmony 20 Mt. Vernon 24 New Harmony 41 Mt. Vernon 28 Princeton • • 42 Mt. Vernon Newburg 20 Mt. Vernon 31 Cynthiana 18 Mt. Vernon • • 21 Cynthiana 11 Mt. Vernon 42 Princeton 31 Mt. Vernon 11 Newburg 30 Mt. Vernon 29 Sanborn 67 Mt. Vernon 13 TRACK 1917. Track practice was started as early as possible. After several weeks of practice Ridenour was chosen Captain and our first meet was held at Wades- ville, in which Wadesville, Griffin and New Harmony were combined against Mt. Vernon in a dual track meet. The result was Mt. Vernon 621 2, Wadesville, Grif- fin and New Harmony 36 ' 2. This proved to be a practice meet for our boys. The point winners were Capt. Ridenour, Rethwisch, Kaufmann, Ruminer, Allen, Ashworth, Williams, Reedle and C. Ruminer. BOYS ' BASKETBALL. Top Row— Cowen, Schenk, F. E. Allen, Coach; Horste, Grossmann. Second Row— Davis, Kreie, Boyce, Captain; C. Ruminer, Reedle. ' V-S- FOOTBALL. Back Row— Shelton, Conlin, W. Ruminer, C. A. Kuttler, Coach; Horste, Doerr Grossmann, Miller, Harlem, Seifert. Second Row— Kreie, Allen, Ridenour, Rethwisch, Captain; Helmuth, Schenk. Botton Row — Cowen, Luebbermann, Reedle. - ' vXv ' _J 8 f y mT ' B4 ™= ALUMNI 1913. Teachers: Fred Armhruster, Mary Miller, Dorothy Kreutzinger, Gladys Robison, Agnes Lamb, Bertha Alexander, Dewitt Alexander, Willism AUyn, Lewis Barton, Nell Bridges, Joseph Duckworth, John Duncan, James Monroe, Sylvanus Utley, Neva Vines, and Electia West. In College: Kenneth Kiltz, and Carl Sanders are in Purdue University. Howard Breece and Lemuel Phillips are in the University of Illinois. Fred Clem- entL is in Rush Medical College, Chicago. In the Army: Malcolm Jones and Samuel Hadden. Georgia AUes is As- sistant Librar ' an at Mt. Vernon. Agnes Blesch is bookkeeper at Stroud ' s Feed Store. 1914. Teachers: Ruby AUyn, Aleen Calvert, Ivan Carson. Carlena Cowen, Wil- helmina Jeffries, Mary Kreie, Mary Wilsey, Fielden McFadden. In College: Lucile Hardwick, Oxford, Ohio. Edith Highman, and Cullen Sugg, Indiana University. Thayne S. Williams, Harold Johnson, at Purdue. Al- bert Hermsen at Indiana University. Marcus AUdredge at University of Mis- souri. In the Army: Richard Miller and Charles Zergiebel. Elwood Burlison is bookkeeper at Electric Light and Power Co., Mount Vernon. Louise Dex- heimer is at the Empress Theater. Loulic Blue is clerk at Rosenbaum ' s jewelry store. Grace Dixon is clerk at Niblo ' s. Clifford Maier is mechan-cal draftsman at Evansville Steam Shovel Works. Married: William Edson, Clifford Merchanthouse, and Jessie Shierbaum. Lloyd Sugg is working at Seattle, Washington. Lola Tischendorf is stenograph- er at Jaroiizki ' s. Ruminer, Phyllis Schierbaum, Nora Davi ersity of Chicago. William Handshoe, Ivi 1915. Teachers: Dora Helm, Izora Ruminer Frank Grant. In College: Edson Erwin, Uni McFadden, Purdue. In the Army: Boetticher Bailey, Ralph Bush, Doyle Hironimus, Philip Rowe. Agnes Bates, clerk at Hartung ' s. Henry Hanner, married, St. Louis. Nan- nie Jeffries, stenographer at Behrick ' s. Louise Mann, stenographer for Mr. James Blackburn. Florence Pfister, cashier at Rosenbaum ' s. Olga Seibert, stenographer for Mr. Behrens. Lola Walker, bookkeeper for McGregor Phil- lip ' s. Page SeJenty.three 1916. Teachers: Marguerite Albright, Lucile Ludlow, Gussie Sherertz, Lorena Wedeking, and Charles Hames. In College: Indiana University, Louis Alles, Erwin Blackburn, Mildred Oli- ver, Florence Page, William Wilson, Claude Wilson. Indiana State Normal, Ru- by Blackburn. Berea, Ohio, Freda Reis. Anna Jones, Manhattan Kansas. Ann Arbor, Michigan, Bob Keck. Married: Betty Curry, Eva Highman. Kenneth Crunk, Mt. Vernon Na- tional Bank. Miriam Fuelling, Jarodzki ' s Office. Helen Hironimus, Office Clerk, Mt. Vernon High School. Bob Joest, Automobile Works, Connersville. Leona Russel, stenographer for Mr. Bex Trimble. Paul Welker, Erwin ' s Gro- cery. Louis Barter has joined the Navy. The 1916 Class held its first reunion at the K. of P. Hall on Friday Even- ing, December 29, 1916, in the form of a banquet. The large banqueting table in the center of the hall, beautifully decorated with mistletoe and scarlet and black ribbons, the class colors, was surrounded by thirty-six members of the graduating class and the instructors of that class. Clever place-cards, bearing a toast, directed each guest to his position at the table. Either before the delicious spread of turkey and trimmings, or after the coffee, the following responded with toasts to the call of Toastmaster, Louis Hohstadt: Bob Joest, Helen Hironimus, Bob Keck, Lloyd Thompson, Hildred Oliver, Arnold Crowder. Helen Daniel and Helen Shryock with vocal solos, and Arnold Crowder with a violin solo, favored the company. Speeches were made by Messrs. Llew- elyn, Sandefur, Stinnet, Heimburger, Miss Smith and Mrs. Sailor. The evening was a success in every way and was drawn to a close very im- pressively by the well loved song America. SENIOR SCHOOL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL SECTION. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. " THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. " I. Purpose. In order to give better service to the community, the schools of Mt. Vernon have been reorganized on the six-three-three plan. By giving greater elective privileges, similar to those which have been given in the regular high school for several years past, it was the purpose of the school management to eliminate the large number of pupils who become discouraged and leave school in the sev- enth and eighth grades or at the end of the eighth grade. II. Plan of Organization. The junior high school, composed of Grades VII, VIll, and IX, has been as- signed to the upper floor and the basement of the new Central School Building. In this building a large assembly room and eleven classrooms, besides the nec- essary offices, etc., are devoted to this work. In the seventh grade no electives are allowed, with the exception of the in- dustrial work (manual training, agriculture, sewing, cooking, music, and draw- ing). However, the pupils are told that, if they make a grade of 90 per cent or more on the average in Grades VlIB and VIIA, they will be allowed to elect other subjects. The course of study is being so organized in the seventh grade in English, in arithmetic, and in history, that all of the essentials in these sub- jects are covered when the pupil has completed Grade VIIA. As soon as any pupil has made an average, for two succeeding semesters, of 90 per cent or more in either one or all of the subjects indicated, he is allowed to elect Latin or Ger- man, algebra or industrial history, in the next succeeding half-year, provided that it is the wish of his parents that he do so. In the ninth grade, the regular high-school subjects are offered with the usual elective privileges. III. Results. The results obtained since the reorganization of the school system as indi- cated above are very satisfactory. The new stimulus for study and attendance supplied by this scheme is very effective. The pupils from Grades VIIIB and VIIIA who are permitted to take the high-school subjects seldom fail to make the high-school credit. This system of organization has taken care of the slow pupil, and, what is more important, probably, it has made a way for the bright pupil to forge ahead and to receive a proper amount of recognition for so doing. Owing to the fact that the eighth-grade pupils who succeed in making the minimum grade go into the classes with the regular ninth-grade pupils, no additional teaching force is necessary to handle the school under this plan of reorganization. IV. Conclusions. There is no possible doubt that some for mof reorganization in our school system is necessary if the public schools of our country are to serve the best interest of all the people. By some scheme or other, the break must come ear- lier in the course than formerly. The logical place for this break seems to be between Grades VI and VII, so far as our present knowledge of the situation goes. It is immaterial whether the six-three-three plan or the six-six plan is used. For Mt. Vernon, the convenience of our buildings seems to favor the six- three-three plan, as indicated above. Each community will have to solve this problem in the manner best fitted to serve the interests of all its people. In this matter of reorganization, as in all other school affairs, what will serve the needs of one community may not serve the needs of any other community. JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS. M. L. Denbo, Principal, History. Student, Indiana State Normal School. .Margaret M. Yunker, Geography, Latin, and English. Graduate, Indiana State Normal School. Juliette F. Schisley, English and History. Student, Indiana State Normal School and Chi- cago Normal. Page Seven.yeight Raymond A. Johnson, Science, Algebra, and History. Student, Indiana State Normal School. Mary Rifener, Arithmetic. Student, Indiana State Normal School. Nona Noel, Substitute Teacher. Graduate, Indiana State Normal School. (Col- lege Course.) ,.-rr£:l NOTE:— :iv»t.? The following teachers whose names appear , ' ;l5;? ' »W[| with the Senior High School Faculty teach half ' i SSii- ' ' M of the time in the Junior High School: William Maurer, May Dorsey, J. Guy Heimburger, Geor- gia Lee French, and Dora Prenzel. " Wii GROUP OF NINTH GRADE STUDENTS. Top Row (left to right) — Ezra Walker, Henrietta Fuelling, Margaret Cooper, Corrinne Royster, Emma Curry, Louise Tolliver, Mary Jones. Second Row — David Culley, Hazel Burlison, Nellie Milton, Flora Davis, Emily Boyce, Helen Duncan, Ralph Perry. Third Row— Lillie Dale Kreie, Beatiice Grossmann, Kathleen Royster, Gladys Topper, Mattie Belle Jones, Ruth Robison. Bottom Row— Charles Lawrence, Teddy Gill, Louis Ashworth, Walter Kemper, Frederick Hagemann, Joe Morehead. CORRIDOR AT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. MANUAL TRAINING SHOP. At the Jiiniof High School, the boys have the beginnings of Manual Train- ing. They must take at least one Semester of Manual Training before going to the Senior High School, and he may take as much more as he chooses. The shop is thoroughly euipped with work benches, vises, and all kinds of tools for the beginnings of this work. The articles made in this shop are sim- pler than those made in the Senior High School shop, however all articles are useful and give the boys experience in the use of tools. There are benches and vises for more than thirty boys in one class in this shop and there is room for more. It would be difficult to find a better arranged room for Manual Training in any school building than is this room. THE KITCHEN. The Cooking Room at the Junior High School is a credit to the entire school system. The furniture for the room was all made to order by a local cabinet maker, and the painting was done in tha room after the furniture had been de- livered. The stools, tables, and cabinet are finished in white enamel which, to- gether with the beautiful porcelain sink and lavoratory, gives the room a clean and wholesome appearance. The girls of this school have made splendid progress in this subject and many homes are already beginning to reap benefits from this new departure. The work in this room was begun at the opening of the second Semester. About fifty girls from grades seven, eight, and nine, regardless of home conditions, have been helped already. SEWING ROOM. Since the organi can be noticed in the am at the Junior High School has been fully equipped with :ables, shelves, and everything needed to make the work a of the Junior High School, a decided improvement of the girls in the seventh and eighth grades. They formerly and they have longer priods for work. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. a. Vota ' ional Education Defined. Vocational education as provided in the Indiana Law may he defined as that form of education whose controlling purpose is to fit for use- ful and efficient service in the shop, in the home and on the tarm, given only to persons who have already indicated their intention to enter such employment, or who are already engaged therein, and who w ' sh to increase their efficiency in their chosen occupation. b. Agricultural Education: Vocational education in agriculture contem- plates the training of boys and men for efficient service on the farm and is de- fined by the law as " That form of vocational educat-on which fits for the occu- pations connected w-th the tillage of the soil, the care of domestic animals, for- cstrv and other wage earning or productive work on the farm. " c. " Domestic Science " Education is defined by the law as " that form of vocational education which fits for the occupations connected with the house- hold. " S ' nce tiie dominant aim of vocational education is to prepare for useful and efficient service in some field of profitable employment, the kind of training in domestic science for which state aid can be given is that which prepares girls and young women specifically for more efficient and profitable service, e-ther as a manager of a household, an assistant in the household, or waitress or cook or any other occupation connected with the household, whether this service be rendered in their own or in the home or shop of another. d. Vocational Work in Mount Vernon. For the first time in the history of the Mount Vernon School system. Voca- tional Work is to be taken up by the pupils of the Senior and Junior High Schools during the summer vacation. For the work begun and completed satis- factorily to Mr. T. S. McCullough, County Agricultural Agent, and to the au- thorities of Purdue University, High School credit will be given. Some of the pupils have signed up for work in various clubs as follows: Garden, Garden and Canning, Poultry Raising, Chicken Hatching, Sewing. Canning, Bread Baking, Cake Baking. Dress Making, Potato, Corn, Pig and others. For the students who have signed up in either of the above clubs, di- rections are sent out by Purdue University, through Mr. McCulloch, and then the work starts. Mr. McCulloch, professional men and women from Purdue University, Prof. Louis B. Stinnett and others will visit the various students who have taken up this work at var ' ous times through the summei- months, giving encouragement and suggestions wherever possible. The amount of credit to be given in school will be determined by the amount of work really accomplished by the individual student. About fifty students have indicated that they would want to take up this v ork during the summer. It is probable that more of the students will want t:) enlist at the beginning of the vacation. County Supt. G. Edward Behrens is in full sympathy with this movement in the entire county and always gives encouragement to students who are in- terested. M ' 9 4 - ■S:tl SEE ALL OUR JOKES AND THE LIKE! (in Physics)— Wh( lan — Paul Revere. the first nitride? Heine — After the war there will be no new plants. Bill Dausman— Whv not? Heine— There will be no Germanation. Mr. Maurer (in Elocution) — Allen, define elocution. Allen — Elocution is the way ' .ley kill people in some Bill — I cannot express to you my gratitude for givii last evening. Mary S. — Well, you see. it was a charity ball. Fred Thomas — Good heavens! ir mother I ' d leave at twelve. Margaret Holton— Good! We ' v le clock just eleven hours Jett Williams — Doctor, I want something for my head. Dr. — My dear fellow, I wouldn ' t take it for a gift. Note — What he really needed was something for his heart. Heard in Physics II during the study of electricity. Mr. Stinnett — Boys wire you insulate? Heine — I Leyden in bed. Mr. Stinnett— Watt was the matter with you, William? Wm. Ridenour — I was afraid I ' d meter. Mr. S.— Why should you fear? Wm. — Well, yesterday I rotor I couldn ' t come to town. Orvan H. — Shocking! They should both be sent ohm. Page EigHty-eigKt A wodpecker lit on a freshman ' s head, And started away to drill; He drilled away for half a day, And then he broke his bill. — Ex. In Agronomy — Mr. Stinnett — " Owen, name three things containing starch. " Owen — " Two cuffs and a collor. " Miss Malone (in H. S. G.)— " Arnolus, tell what you know of the Mongolian race. " Arnolus — " I wasn ' t there, " answered Toad. " I went to the ball g me. " (In Mr. Stinnett ' s Bot. II class.) Mr. Siinnett — Isabell, where would you look to find whether a plant was a monocotyledon or a d-ctotyledon. Isabell — Look in the inde.x, I suppose. Arthur Eherhart — Say, kid, have vou got a minute to spare. Ira Perkins— Sure. Arthur— ' Well ,tell me all you know. Nick Cowen — Oh! I was so tired last night when I got home, the first thing I did was to eat my breakfast. Miss Malone in H. S. Geography — ' Wiiat is the highest type of animal life? Frederick — The giraffe. o ' Wm. Monroe at foot of back stairs — What do they keep in that little box? Mr. Stinnett — Electric switches. " Wm. — Well, I ' m going back to the country if that is the case. Miss Smith — Do you know Lincoln ' s Gettysburg address, Sidney? Sidney— I thought he lived at the White House. " Miss French — What is the matter with this pie-crust? It doesn ' t half cover the pie. Aleen — The recipe says make the crust very short. Mr. Sandefur — How many fish did you catch, Walter? Walter C. — Oh, I couldn ' t count ' em. Mr. S. — Somebody told me you didn ' t catch any. Walter — That ' s why I couldn ' t count ' em. Mr. Stinnett— What are the chief properties of heat? Wm. R. — Heat causes bodies to expand, while cold causes them to con- tract. Mr. S. — Excellent. Give an example. Wm — In summer, when it is hot, the day is long; in winter, when it is cold, the day is short. Henry Chambers claims to be perfectly frank. He says his life is an open book. He shouldn ' t say book, suggested Miss Hirschy. He should say fiction mag- azine. - - Silently, one by one in the infinite note books of teachers. Blossomed the little u ' s the for get-me-nots of the students.- Longfellow. A word on the cuff is worth two in the book.— Abe Martin. Orvan Hail in History IV— If a man is a fool and knows he is a fool, he i not a fool. Owen conjugating love in the potential mode, passive voice. First persoi singular, I may be loved. Nellie Son (in a stage wh ' sper) — Possible, but not very likely. Lucille— Lionel ,is your hair naturally curly? Lionel— I don ' t know, it ' s always been that way. Marg.iret reading at sight in German VII!. — I don ' t know the next word Caffe " ). Miss Hirschy — It looks like a man. Margaret — Oh, do you mean donkey? Mr. Stinnett (in ancient h- ' story)— Aline, what is the title given to English noblemen? Aline -Sir? Mr. S.--That ' s righ ' . Miss Shordon— Translate " Rex lugit. Helen Gregory — The king flees. Miss S.— Rex fugabat. Helen — The king has flees. Miss Hirschy — Translate, " I have a donkey at home. " Stella -Ich bin ein ezel zu hause. Allen Green— I don ' t know what to read for outside read ' ng this period. Miss Smith — Have you read The Kentucky Cardinal? Allen — I don ' t like theological works. Miss S. — But this cardinal was a bird. Allen — That may be, but that wouldn ' t recommend him to me. " Luv is like the measles, we kant alwas tell when we ketched it, and ain ' t apt tew have it severe but onst, and then it ain ' t kounted mutch unless it strikes inly. " On the Sick List. Oliver Seifert and Harriet Green. Wm. W. Ridenour and Fern Leipold. Lionel Allen and Lucile Hempfling. Jett Wiliams and Josephine Kelly. Esther Menz ' es and Thomas Boyce. Tim Crunk and Ruth Dexheimer. Clarence Schenk and Susie Sugg. Fatal Case. Malcolm LaDuke and Marjorie Bailey. DOT CLASS OF ' 17. Vy dot class it was great Ve had fifty-two, In dot class, and for fate, Ve t ' ought dot would do. Four years vat ve struggled, Von year vas we fresh. And den was we rugged, Befre come der crash. For next was ve Juniors We t ' ot dot vas great But ven we vas Seniors We counted the dates. For next vas Commencement Oh my, vat a day. For our hearts dey was troublesd More dan we could say. We marched up de long aisle Dat night, chust at eight. We vas scared bis the sweat bile Like a furnace did hate. The man who vas spai in ' He stood up in front Und our hearts, they quit quackin ' Und chumpin ' for vonce. Dor Mann, vot he told us Ach Himmel, ' twas great, He told vat our Lives vas Und ver dey vas lait. He said ve must work Und he said ve must blay, Und den in de end We ' d be great men some day. Well, now it ' s all over, Py coolly, I ' m glad, Und yet I did never Yet feel quite so sad. So goot pye to old High School, For you vill I miss, Und I ' ll always remember Dot you mine friens iss. MAE MOORE. HIGH SCHOOL SONG FAVORITES. The Dawn of a Perfect Day 8:40 A. M. She ' s the Sunshine of Virginia Dorothy Johnson Waltz Me Around Again, Willie William Ridenour Soldier ' s FarewelU Norma Wade Good-bye, Girls, I ' m Tnrough WiHiam Ruminer Turn Back the Universe Anna Alles The Lost Chord " William Dausman Where is My Heart? Gladys Rosenbaum Along Came Ruth Tim D Crunk Naughty ! Naughty ! Naughty Stella Pfister Hark ! I Hear a Voice Henry Rethwisch Mammy ' s Little Coal Black Rose Jamia Bailey Storyland Margaret Doerr Sweetheart Times Mary Stinson Poor Butterfly Margaret Holion Fluffy Ruffles Aloise Blockley There ' s a Little Bit of Bad in Every Good Little Girl Anne Fullinwider Hawaiian Sunshine Jessie Weir They Wouldn ' t Believe Me Myrtle Green There ' s a Little Bit of Monkey in Us All We Seniors I ' m Looking for Someone ' s Heart Bertha Welborn It ' s Not Your National-ty, It ' s You Arthur Ehrhardt Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes Roscoe Bayer Abide With Me Conference Dearest Mae Mae Moore The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Mr. Stinu ' The Cry of Rachel .Rachel Harlem Why Did You Make Me Love You? Nell York I ' m a Lonesome Melody Dewey Byrd There ' s a Little Spark of Love Still Burning Miss Dorsey Somewhere a Voice is Calling Ruth Schultheis Oh, Joe With Your Fiddle and Bow Herdis Helmuth The Dearest Spot on Earth • ■ M. V. H. S. I Love the Ladies Arnolus Reedle The Flowers Are Calling Sweetheart Mary Louise Black I ' ve Got the Muncie Blues Mr. Allen Who Knows? The Faculty Baby Mine Allen Green Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still Myra Walker Somebody Knows ! Miss Smith Good-bye Everybody . . Seniors ' Farewell There ' s a Quaker Down in Quaker Town Gertrude Luebbermann To Have, To Hold, To Love Deportment Grade Come Back to Erin Miss Malone Cradle Song The Freshies Angelic Songs Are Swelling Glee Club Break! Break! Break! In the Kitchen Beautiful Bells Sweet Girl Graduates When 1 Left the World Behind Mr. Kuttler The Star Spangled Banner Our National Anthem I ' m Nothing But a Big Wax Doll Eunice Caborn O Promise Me Green Carpet Favorite Find Me a Girl William Ruminer We ' ll Always Be the Same Sweethearts Duet by Ruth and Tim It Looks Like a Big Night To-night Commencement Powder Rag Norma Wade Mop Rag Mr. Burlison Gravel Rag Some of the Boys When You Are in Wrong With the Right Girl Doc Barrett HIGH SCHOOL DICTIONARY. A. Ability — A minus quan.ity alter the class ot ' 17 graduates. Abnormal — Lionel Allen ' s vanity. Abominable — Small-pox scares. Annual — The work of our hearts and hands (and heads). Angels — (See Seniors). B. Babble — Sounds heard everywhere. Baby — Our Senior joker. Backbone — A prerequisite for bluffing. Bright — Answers in High School Geography class. C. Chaos— The condition of one ' s mind during a test. Charm — Characteristic of the Senior girls. Clown — Nick Cowen. Conference— The end of a perfect day. Curiosity— Common trait of the faculty. D. Dearest — The common salutation in H. S. missives. Diploma — Reward for twelve years ' woi ' k. Duty — The watchword of all students. (?) E. Economy — What we promise to practice. Education— Stock in trade at S. H. S. Elective — What some use to make their credits. Equestrian — The owner of a pony. Eraser — The pet of typewriting classes. F. Filibuster — (See Ruth Coke). Fit — Usually had when tests are announced or note books unexpect- edly called for. Flunk — A degree of success leading to an encore. Freshman — Uncultured, untutored, uneducated, but necessary fre- quenter of High School. G. Glee — Expressed by the Glee Club. Graceful — Mr. Maurer ' s walk. Grade — Difference of opinion between faculty and students. Ha. ha.— (See Peanuts Coniin). Hat— Product of Sewing XIV. Hiss— The forerunner of a note. Improvise — Commonly practised by Seniors. Innocent — An obsolete word. J. Janitor — The hardest worked person at S. H. S. Junk — All extra notes and waste paper. Justice — Something applied for but not received. K. Kindergarten — (See Freshman classes). L. Lazy— What we never are. Laughter — What makes us fat. Leap-frog — " Toad " Reedle. M. Marbles— Winged things in the assembly. Mirage — Deportment grades. Model— Sophomore English. N. Nagging — What teachers do. News — Found in notes. O. Obstacle — What Seniors have overcome. Obvious— Brightness of Seniors. P. Patch— See Bill Ridenour ' s track trousers. Pep — Heine ' s chief characteristic. Peace — One thing the faculty does not know. Q. Quarantine— Ask Jamia Bailey or Beulah Rhodes. Quiz — A loathsome thing. R. Recitation — Where we tell what we don ' t know. Revival of Learning — Examination week. Romance — Commonly seen at M. V. H. S. S. Sleep— Something not to be done in school. Sorrow — Emotion shown at our departure. T. Tall — A noticeable characteristic of certain Seniors. Teach— What the teachers fain would do. Team — Something of which we are proud. Test— (See Flunk). U. U — See report cards— then the faculty. Unravel — What we do to knotty problems. Victorious — Seniors. Vocabulary — Jett William ' s pet possession. W. Wrong — Favorite expression of faculty. Wink— Kind of wireless telegraphy. Wrist-watch— A watch commonly worn on the wrists of girls. Con- sult Jett Williams. X. X — A symbol that stands for many things. Y. Yawn — An expression of interest. Yell— Hear Heine. Zero — Often seen in record books. FAVORITE OCCUPATIONS. Dewey Bydr — Lineman for the wireless. Ruth Dexheimer — Cultivating " Timothy " . Mary Stinson — Making " Johnny " cakes. Elfreda Frick — Cooking on a mountain range. Arthur Ehrhardt— Extracting the teeth of the wind. Bill Ridenour— Cultivating the " Fern " . Margaret Holton — Roasting " Peanuts " . Miss Malone—Studying " French " . Allen Coker — Swimming instructor to a school of fish. Roscoe Bayer — Looking for " Greens " . Edward Esche — Stoker for a fireless cooker. Mary Ina Ludlow — Sewing buttons on a coat of paint. Morris Barrett — Playing on heart strings. Allen Green — Making shoes for the foot of the mountain. What is the favorite occupation of Mary Louise Black, Jessie Weir an( Nellie Son? I don ' t know, but Mary Louise ' s favorite periodical is " The Modern Millar " Jessie ' s is " The Country Gentleman " , and Nellie ' s is " The Woman ' s World " . We, as Business Managers of the Senior Class, extend our thanks to you, who have supported us and feel sure that the success of the annual is largely due to the fact that we have been kindly supported by advertisements and do- nations. We assure you that not only the students but also the ciiizens will co-oper- ate in showing their apprecation by patronizing you. J. G. HERRMANN BUICK AUTOMOBILES ACCESSORIES AND REPAIRING Cumberland Phone 95 PAUL L SHORT Funeral Director Private Motor Ambulance Service MT. VERNON, IND. STAPEL AND FANCY GROCERIES " il rx. Erwin ' s Potato Cliips " Erwin ' s Grocery Seventh and Mill Sts. JAS. W. PEARSON SON An Exclusive line of Household Furnishings. Your furnishing is not complete without a Victrola. Stop in to-day and hear our select line of Victor records. High grade toilet articles for sale by Jos. Limberger AT THE SANITARY BARBER SHOP You will also find expert Workmen. Baths 228 MAIN STREET TRAFFORD ' S BIG TYPE POLAND CHINA ' S The largest strain of hogs in the world. Matrons in herd weighing from seven to nine hun- dred pounds. Herds headed by LONG SMOOTH JUMBO the greatest yearling known to the breed, weighing over 1,000 pounds. Stock for sale at all times. Call on or address E. TRAFFORD R. F. D. 3 MT. VERNON, IND. ADJUSTABLE Sash and Cur- tain Rods Floor and Porch Paint, Jap-a-Lac and Varnish, Brushes, Etc. E. B. SCHENK Hardware Company G. A. Ashworth Dry GoodvS and Groceries Both Phones 177 819 Main St. Mt. Vernon, Indiana The High Cost of Living has not affected the Price of Cameras The Pictures in this Annual were tal en with an Eastman WE SELL THEM BOYCE WILLIAMS FOURTH AND MAIN STS. MT. VERNON. IND. Tailoring, Cleaning and Pressing- n John W. Hall 108 East Third Street J. Oliver Member of the $200,000 Club NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Unquestionably the Best Interviews Solicited H. Brinkman Co. FOR Furniture ana StoA)es LOW PRICES BEST QUALITY 100 - 104 MAIM STREET Albert H. Vaupel Contractor AND DEALER IN CONCRETE and PLASTER- ING MATERIALS 19-814 E. Fourth Stre EAT AT THE HOME RESTAURANT Our Pies a Specialty A. H. Crowder Prop. Young Stock for Sale Write Me for Prices FRED. O. HAGEMANN BREEDER AND OWNER OF THE EGMONT HERD Registered Double Standard Polled and Horned Herefords Heard headed by Polled Peach 10th No. 332499, weight 2.600, assisted by Sendmore No. 462066 and Tony No. 462067, Mack ' s Jewel No. 560006 RURAL ROUTE No. 3 MT. VERNON, IND. Stop at the Redman Tonsorial Parlor— Everything Sanitary and workmen First Class. A complete line of toilet waters and shampoos. 1 also do Ladies shampooing and Massaging. GIVE us A CALL HERB. W. REDMAN, Prop. 325 MAIN STREET DR. J. E. DOERR MT. VERNON. IND. A. Hartung Bro. The Popular Store for all kind of School Wearing Ap- parel for Girls and Boys at Reasonable Prices. Rosenbaum Bro. Ml Vernon ' s Shopping Center We make a specialty of Ready-to- Wear for men, women, and children, in the up-to-date styles of the very highest quality. Shoes for men, women and children, in all wanted leathers and the new styles. :-KC«-:- :-m-:-:-:-K-:-:-: Azib :-:-:- x-:v:v :-:wK-:-x Saltzman ' s Clarified Milk Absolutely Pure and Wholesome Locust Hill Dairy Cumberland Phone 292-R A Billion Dollar Insurance Fnnd The Federal Reserve Banking System may be likened to a vast billion dollar mutual insurance fund which we and 7,500 other banks maintain at all times to give us the currency our depositors need to stand back of us in time of financial stress and to enable us to give better and safer banking service in many ways. Every one of our depositors, large or small, with- out any additional cost, participates in the protec- tion and benefits of this great system. If you would like to have this nation-wide fund back of you, let us write or talk with you about First National Hank 1i J ; I ? Wear King Quality Shoes l ylW ' iW ' ade by Arnold $3.50, $4.00, $4.50 Let ED. VV. PRICE CO. tailor your next suit to your individual measure. ORDERS TAKEN BY W. A. BRYANT At the Bryant Company Store When Printed by Us It ' s Done Right The Western Star PRINTERS -BINDERS DESIGNERS 128-130 East Second Street Mt. Vernon, Ind. Cha s. R H empfling Handling a Complete Assort- ment of Fresh and Salted Meats n Both Phones 75 409 Main St. STINSON ' S- Show a nice line of Shoes, for young Ladies and Gentlemen. Tailor Made Clothes a Specialty The Store that Sells the Best for a Little Less. Harding Miller Music Co. Pianos (Did Player Pianos Sheet Music Cor. Fifth and Main Streets Mt Vernon. Indiana Dr. W. E. Hastings Mt. Vernon, Indiana SELLS MULES Single or in Car Lots Charles Dawson DRUGGIST Books, Stationery, Toilet Article; Sporting Goods, and Musical Instruments BOTH PHONES 150 Wolf Harlem Insurance 1 1 1 EAST FOURTH ST. FRED. P. DIETZ. The Busy Corner Grocer. Keep up with the other fellow. Read the best Magazines adapted CECIL M. BUSH 500 E. 6th St. Home Phone 426-v Anna Schieber Needlework Materials Cumberland Phone 3 Home Phone 1.59 Mt. Vernon, Indiana Klein Wasem Grocery Co. The Folks who put the GROW in Grow-cery. " There ' s a Reason " Get in touch with The Good Eats Store. Phone 39 QUICK DELIVERY The Riverside Hotel Desirably located for a fine view of the river. FRED W. HIRONiMUS, Prop 1 23 W. Water St. Cumberland Phone 252 Home 488 For the best-EAT Walter ' s Ice Cream SODAS and SUNDAES FANCY CREAM MADE TO ORDER WALTER BROTHERS Plumbing and Heating Furnaces Roofing Metal Work LYNN M. STRACK BOTH PHONES 415 MAIN American Hominy Company Manufacturers of WHITE CORN GOODS Highest Prices Paid for Corn Prenzel ' s Market v ants to furnish Your Eatables 417 EAST THIRD STREET Go to- L. A. RIECKEN to have your shoes repaired Cheapest and Best place in town at 128 W. Fourth St., Mt. Vernon, Ind. ]ohn Forthoffer MANUFACTURER OF Ginger Ale, Lemon, Crown Brew, Port Beer, Strawberry, Orange and Cream Soda Pure Pineapple. Nectorade and Cream de Menthcola ESTABLISHED 1883 Mt. Vernon, Ind. FLOWERS for all Occasions GIVE US AN ORDER James A. Blackburn THE FLORIST Ho,ne PKone 80 Cumberland Phone 309 Everyone Cannot be a Soldier or a Sailor! BUT-Each One Can Aid His Country in a greater or lesser degree by CONSERVING HIS RESOURCES to be itxcd for the public good. Many small auKnn fs placed in the bank en- ables it to make iiirrsfmci ts in aid of AGRICULTURE, COMMERCE AND MAN- UFACTURING and the bank pays interest on such deposits. WILL YOU HELP TO THIS EXTENT? Mt. Venon National Bank " The Bank with the Chime Clock " K-K-X-I-m-K-MwX-X DICTATOR " The Flourthe best cooks use " o FUHRER - FORD MILLING CO. Mt. Vernon, Indiana :-K-w-Mv:-xvK»:-x THE HOME OF Hart Schajffner Marx CLOTHIERS t LOWENHAUPT ' S 225 Main St. Mt. Vernon, Ind. Your friends can buy anything you can give them except your photograph. Your family has been pleading with you for years. Why not make that appointment today? BUELL ' S STUDIO Will accomodate you at any time. Hand painted oil pictures a specialty. The real value of lands depends very much upon the Title. Good real estate with a de- fective title is undesirable. Before purchasing land in Posey County, have the title investigated by Frank Suddoth Title Abstractor Room 6, I. O. O. F. Building We Clean and Press Clothes, but being Tailors, our specialty is ' 1aking Clothes to Order GIVE US A TRIAL P. W. Wenzel The West Side Department Store Patrons with the best in Dry Goods, Shoes, Enamel Ware, Queensware. Groceries and all General Merchandise at the least possible price OUR SERVICE, Prices and Merchandise are the best that we know how to furnish after tion with our close insight on market values. Anv business siven us will be appreciated, and you will have the assurance that you have the " Best for the Money. " C. L. LAWENCE CO 601-603 W. 2nd Street Both Phones Established 1890 SUPERIOR QUALITY AT RIGHT PRICES Prompt and Courteous Service backed by many years of experience, insures you perfect satisfaction We earnestly solicit your patron- ac e u)i this basis only Ike Rosenbaum Leading Jeweler and Optician People ' s Bank Trust Company " Choose well your aim in Life. " We live in deeds, not years; in thought, not breaths; In feehngs, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs; He most lives, who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best. And he, whose heart beats the quickest, lives the longest; Lives in one hour more than in years do some, whose fat blood sleeps as it slips along their veins. LIFE IS BUT A MEANS TO AN END. Our wish is that you may choose the End now and J choose it wisely. People ' s Bank Trust Company THE MOUNT VERNON DEMOCRAT Now print the Linotype way See our new machine Visitors always welcome By Order of State Fire Inspector Old style gasoline cans can no longer be re- filled by your Mer- chant. For new style Safety Gasoline Cans see ' CLEM V. SCHENK 2 1 8 West Second Street Are You Going to Build a Cottage or Mansion this Spring? If so let us figure on your estimate. SEE US FOR Shingles, Flooring, Windows and Interior Furnish PHILLIPS BROS. Mill and Lumber Yard West Fourth Street Mt. Vernon, Indiana m ' r JAKE A. BEHRICK City Engineer Phones: UILT Office: Long Distance 25 I 1 Y First National Bank Home 383 JERHICK Building General Contractors and Builders Mt. Vernon, Indiana Mrs. Florence Zimmerman MILLINER Y 325 Main Street " Butter-Kist " Popcorn ' efter Than Just Popcorn Q NIBLO ' S Preparation Means Opportunity Students entering practically ry day. Catalog and other Central Business College Third Floor, University Park Bldg. INDIANAPOLIS. INDIANA Chas. E. Engler Groceries, Provisions, Notions, etc. Home Phone 53 Cumberland 1 1 1-2 809 .M.AIN ST. Mt. Vernon, Ind. Jas. S. Kilroy LAWYER MT. VERNON, INDIANA Dr. Ramsey Mt. Vernon, Indiana Insure In The Connecticut Fire Insurance Co. OF HARTFORD, CONN, GKCIL M. BrSII, Aseiii " THE SHOP " BILLY DIETZ 204 MAIN ST. Please Call Olivia Kuhn Gage Milliner Dr.C.H.Fullinwider Mt. Vernon. Indiana Dr. John M. Hale Mt. Vernon, Indiana Clint Stroud 127 Main Street MT. VERNON, INDIANA A, A. ROBISON Livery and Auto Hire 219 Store Street ALBERT F. SMITH Pianist and Teacher At Mt. Vernon on Saturdays, during school vacation, on Fridays. Address Y. M. C. A .EVANSVILLE, IND. USE Hipolite ' s :MarshmelIow Creme For sale at WEILBRENNER ' S DR. BARRET St. Nicholas Building MT, VERNON, INDIANA Louis Pfister Insurance and Real Estate ROOMS I. 0. 0. F. BUILDING Mt. Vernon. Indiana Dr. U. G. Whiting MT. VERNON, INDIANA DR. RANES St Nicholas Bldg. MT. VERNON, INDIANA ALWAYS GOOD SHOWS AT THE Empress Theatre KECK GONNERMAN CO. Mt. Vernon, Ind. AGENTS FOR FORD and OAKLAND Complfte stock of all kinds of tire: and accessories The Successful IVIan Builds, the Failure NEVER. " Success Begets Success " is no more true than " Building Begets Success " If you want to stand for Progress and Pyosperiti in your community get tlie building habit and GOME HERE FOR LUMBER JR. Both Phones 41 Mt. Vernon Steam Laundry UP-TO-DATE 213-215 W. Second St. Phone 143 TAKE A LOOK- Remember ahnost every- thing has a junk value with the exception of old shoes. We do the buying JARODZKI CO. Farmer ' s Elevator Company INCORPORATED DEALERS IN Wheat, Corn, Coal and Farm Produce BOTH PHONES GO TO J. H. PERRY The Expert Siioe Fixer jor quick and neat shoe re- pairing 10 Main Street l- iiii Utill likr xtiir A. A. Sclieiik (iKOCEIl HOME COOKING AT THE CENTRAL HOTEL Reasonable Rates The Phonograph with a Soul! The New Edison " Re-creates the Voice " SOLD BY ALLES BROS. Furniture Co. TKere are Two Reasons WKy Stafford EngraA)ings are used in this Annual and wh}) uxeyl should be used in Yours — The first, of course, is quality. Through vears of specialization, our organization has become unusually expert. We have the very best shop equipment and every facility for Jill.,,,, :r . ° . prompt production of quality work. I ' -- ' -■ The Second is Stafford Co-opera- 1 , i tion. For the benefit of our custo- mers in theirdealing withus, we have prepared a valuable handbook entitled " Engraving for College and School Pulilications, " containing 164 pages and over 300 illustrations, and giving complete information in regards to planning your publication, the pre- paration of copy, and ordering of en- gravings. This book simplifies order- ing, prevents costly mistakes, and means high quality engrav- ings at lowest cost. We do not sell it— but we lend a copy to the staff of each publication for which we make the engravings. Stafford Engraving Co. ARTIST - DESIGNER - ENGRAVIKfGS Century Builaing Inaianapolis, Indiana Printing " As ltShouldBeDone " Koenemann-Riehl Company INCORPORATED Color Work; Embossing: Catalogues: Engraving: Binding Special atteniion given to High School Annuals and Announcements 409-409K Upper Second Street. Linlhicum Building, Phone 1009 EVAN5V1LLE. INDIANA Dear friends, at last ' tis done. This is the end : Our Annual ' 17 We now commend Unto your mercies tender. Unprejudiced, we hope You did peruse. Should anyone this Hoop Pole Seek to abuse, Pray you, be its defender. ANNE FULLINWIDER. ”
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