Mount Vernon High School - Hoop Pole Yearbook (Mount Vernon, IN)

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MS65h 1918 llllllill ' lllllll|!lllli|lll|l|Miij|!ll|l||i|:|ll ||||]| 3 1833 02463 4948 Gc 977„202 M86:5h 19 IQ The Hoop pole iNDiATJA CO: The Hoop Pole Published by the Senior Class of the I(. V« High School SKVK.NTII ANM ' AL KItll ION ItHS . BOARD of EDUCATION W. S. PAINT KU (HAS. T. JOHNSON President ISoard of ImIikjU ;2Q5B398 fACULTY CHKSTKK i:. SAXDKKll! ' A ' AA.A ADAMS MAIUI, LA 1)1 Ki; MAY nousi.v .Musi. ' aii.l All ,1. (a V iii:iMi{ri«iKK i ()i isK vip)(;ani) (Jernian and English HK.H S( HdOl, m il.lUS In presenting the Hoop-Pole of 1918, we make no apologies. They are unnecessary. Each member of the staff has given his best efforts to make this Hoop-Pole the stellar edition, that it is. Too much credit can not be given to the Business Manager and her staff with whose financial aid we have been able to offer the many new features. To Miss Smith, whose untiring efforts have contributed so largely to the success, we give our most sincere thanks. Finally, we offer this Hoop-Pole to you readers as an example of the quality of work which has been done by the Senior Class of 1918. of English Depar Lillian Davis Oliver Seifert Lionel Allen Ray Hames Bertha Ashworth Lym I FuUinw Mary Ruminer Fred Thomas Dorothy Doerr S. Jett Williams Mildred Blakely Bessie Jeffries Hazel Bottomlcy Ivan B. Thomas C. E. Saiidefur . . Josephine Kelley i!i sim:ss staff Paul Scherer Clarence Schenk Eleanor Page Loien Russell Walter Conlin Harriett Green Madeline Forthoffer Lillian Stephens Slnior (LASS OKFK EKS Orvan R. Hall President Lillian Stephens Vice-President Fred Thomas Secretary Lionel Allen Treasurer Class Motto — " Impossible is Un-American. " Class Colors — Old Rose and Silver. Class Flower — Killarney Rose. Page Tliirte Lionel W. Allen " Sister " ick ' 15, ' 16, ' 17, Captain ' 18. Football ' 1.5, ' 16, ' 17, ' 18. Relay 16. Hoop-Pole Staff. Athletic Class Treasurer, im fair and that has been my Wiiifred A. AUyi Blue were her eyes as the fairy flax. Her cheeks like the dawn of day. Louise B. Ashworth Glee Club. Class Poet. Class Play. She was ever fair and never proud. Had tongue at will and yet was nev- Mildred B. Blakely Williain I). Hokelman •■Bill " -hy should life all labor be? Charles Boiiiull What should a man do but b Julia Hazel Itott Hoop-Pole Staff. I Vi severance gains its ) iul patience wins the i ( harlotte H. liriiikm ee Club. Heniy W. Chainhers Let the world slide. Ruth Ellen Coke ush is beautiful but it AValtei ' a. ( .nlin ■■Peanuts " Hoop-Pole Staff. Athletic Play. Sen- ior Play. Football ' 16. Wit consists in kno-wing the resem- blance of things which differ and the dift ' erence of things which are like. ■(.iiaid 15. Davis The glory of a tirm. capacious mind. Basketball ' 17. ' IS. Football ' 17. Athletic Play. Senior Play. Hoop- Pole Staff. If is a great plu.aue to be too hand- Senior Play. ' l.iSue, if tliej- ain ' t sumpin ' ii ' at kind a ' goes agin ' my c Baslietball ' 17. Attiletic Play. Hoop- Pole Staff. Class Play. Candor is the seal of a noble mind, the sweetest charm of woman. H.-iI.ert KortlidtlVi .Madeline Fort hotter Hoop-Pole Staff. Glee Club. Theie ' s many a. black, black eye, they F:iiiiiia Fulliii vi(Ui l.iss Play. Hoop-Pole Staff. Glee I ' lub. ij those who know thee not, no words can paint, nd those who know thee, know all words are faint. Hoop-Pole Staff. Basketbal Orvau l{. Hall Class President. Editor in Chief of Hoop-Pole. Atliletic Board of Con- trol. Atliletic Play, Senior Play. An abridgement of all that is pleas- Itay Hanie ■■Hamsey " 1 Staff. Elocution ' 16. Hoop-Pole Staff, Basketball, Athletic Play, Glee Club, Class Play, Or- Her lot is made for her, bv the love she accepted. K. (.leiiii Knight sober as a judge. William McKelligott Kleanor Page. i Play. Athletic Plav. Basket- 11. Hoop-Pole Staff. Glee Club. loop-Pole Staff. Glee Club. Orches- tra. Debating ' 17, ' 18. Elocution Representative ' 15, ' 16. Athletic Play. Basketball. Class Play. Op- lop-Pole Staff, ve thy thoughts Fjo.bull -Itj. Captain ' IT. Basketball ■17, ' 18. Debating ' 18. Athletic Play. Hoop-Pole Staff. Orchestra. And sure there is music even in the beauty, and the silent note which fai nd of a ItaMiioml A. Sdiiioi e Club. Operetta, lank God I am not a woman, taxed vHh so many giddy offences as He lath generally taxed their whole ex withal. Beii.iaiiiiii V. S ' il Tt Oliver W. SeitVrt Hoop-Pole Staff. Football ' 16, ' 17. Orchestra. Virtuous and vicious every man must be; Few in the extreme, but all in the -President. Hoop-Pole Staff. Glee lub. Elocution ' Ifi. voman! Thou wert fashioned to Fi ' ed Th( nia.s Class Secretary. President of War Saving Society. Hoop-Pole Staff, PebatinEC ' IT, ' 18. County Discus- -inii ' IT Winner of South Western l ' ili;i!Ki Oratorical Contest ' 17. he sreat die young, and I ns a little sick, myself. I 15. Thomas : Iy Country is the world. Juanita Tudor Beiilah Walker by diligence, riclies S. Jett Williams " Grape-Vine " Hoop-Pole Sti Play. Debat •17. Basket 3 Play. Athletic Ki -(i. ' ri ll.ilph NOtt.i. I ' rivMrr 1,1(. (I .M. Fit . Ilii«h an 1 Apprentice )f ' 18 but art ( I.ASS i ' Oiai, O ' er the horiznn i. il -■ A light that i- -n • ■ ' n, ' . ill ii: ■ d ,i;old: — The dawn ol ; n. .•• -).! i - ir. Those trials, hnu,-, , ,. :,,,. ,.: m : We are ready u, : k. up ili, ',rs wi.rk: For us has th. ' ihiwn coiiih. nl hist. It is hard to leave friends and classmates. For each on his way to depart, But the Master of workmen has called us, We are willing to do our small part. For we have worked and have striven. A strong foundation laid. But after all ' tis only A beginning we have made. Our real work lie.s before us. Preparation alone is done. None knows what the new day will bring u Before our success is won. Like a beacon light — a promise Comes the .sun ' s bright disc in sight, And upon the earth comes flooding All the radiant mornina light. For the dawn nl ,i ur .],( is lireaking After the misis ni ih,. m ln. With courage an.l hop. ' s, ' uill meet it,— Our future, vitli bii.ght. —LOUISE ASHWORTH CLA 5 S bo NO- lurjb-,,i Full many a class, through these portals has passed On their way to the big world awaiting, But the class of them all, Whether large, whether small. Is the class that is now graduating. CHORUS: You may say what you please. You may search land and seas. But you ' ll find we ' re the best in the shop. Now mark what we say. We ' ll be famous some day. Just you watch us go over the top. The time draweth nigh, we must soon say ,aood-bye, Friends and scenes dear, we now must be leaving; Wherever we go. We want you to know, We shall still strive and still be achieving. And how our class arose from lesser thinss, I sing. This record ol ' our former deeds is due Unto our class and the great world too. Great is the subject, also the praise. If you but appreciate our former school days. Twelve years ago upon a bright September day, We registered for education eager for the fray. Those tasks so great with which we then enga.ged. Threw our sensitive minds into a mighty rage. Soon we mastered Reading, Writing and Numbers. Which first had troubled us e ' en in our slumbers. The maid soon acquired the art to tell When all with the young lord was well. The lord with courage great and mighty deed, Soon .gained her praise — his well earned meed. Then finally the final upon wliich faint hopes were t CANTO II. We entered High from far and wide. Some here, some there, against the sturdy t Expecting all our troubles to be done. Alas! we found that they had only just beg We Dauntless Pilgrims three and forty stron Soon made our mark in books and sports ai Triumphantly we came upon the scene. Though by the lookers-on, considered green. By our demeanor surely held it true. This Maxim: " Better be green than blue. " The dainty maidens very soon had proved That they, by some were worthy to be wooe The boys e ' en captivated higher classmen ' s £ By manners. Fords, or voice or curls. Our brave adventurers soon advanced a ; With extra credits, vim and lots of pep, Each one his hated mantle green then d Henceforward to be designated Sophs. Great talents hitherto but faintly guess( The Sophs at once began to manifest; And soon gave evidence that they would That of the classes many that did go Through this great school they were the The class of ' 18 led all the rest. Ability and work soon led to regions higl And soon to Juniors be they did aspire. CANTO IV. The glorious class by various means had been depleted. Till of those who flvst competed, With upper clansmen tor their rights, — no more. There now remained of all but 44. For some the call to colors held Ihem most. But of this number there was not a host. CANTO V. And now at last the Pinnacle they reach; The high mark set before them — goal of each. With beating hearts triumphantly elate. They enter now the Senior High Estate. Theirs now the right to look about With condescending mein; and flout The lower classmen, much as they Were flouted at an earlier day. Theirs now the privilege to maintain. The standard set by others without stain. Such was their progress we shall see each name Some day inscribed within the Hall of Fame. —LYMAN DAVIS. WHERE THE RAIMJOW ENDS. There ' s a path in the Land of Memory, At the place where the rainbow ends. And to our school-days, past and gone, A winding way it wends. We follow the road; — through the veil of years We catch now a glance and a gleam Of happy years in high school spent. When Life was but play, — and a dream. At the end of the rainbow, so we ' re told, Is a wonderful pot of gold. For which explorers vainly searched. In myth and legend old. But those who follow the winding path. To the place where the rainbow ends. Will find instead of the fabled wealth.— The memory of old friends. — LOUISE ASH WORTH. PROPHECY ■■One more great invention to tlie credit of the famous class of ' 181 " A smile of triumph lighted the fine face of the speaker as he proudly regarded the machine on which he had been working. Making his way through the un- tidy room to the open window, he stood gazing down on the brilliant street of the great metropolis. •■Now whom shall I assemble tor the try-out? Let ' s see, there are several of our class in the city — Madeline Forthoffer, renowned mathematician, for one. Madeline succeeded in solving the great problem that has baffled the world for ages — the problem of squaring the circle. Men of all times have been driven mad by that seeming impossibility, and to think that a woman accom- plished it! ■ ' Then there is Bertha Ashworth, noted bacteriologist. Bertha, after years of scientific study and research, made the great discovery that Spring Fever is due to a germ, and is now spending all her time in the effort to find a specific for it. ■■Winfred AUyn also is within reach, and so is Henry Chambers. They surely are entitled to a seat of honor at the exhibition, since it was their won- derful inventions which first gave me the idea of mine. This little wireless pocket telephone, conceived and perfected by the great mind of Winfred Allyn, is one of the greatest contributions to the world ever known. And the won- derful contrivance of Henry Chambers whereby ships at sea are propelled by means of waves of the air, by operators on land many miles away. These mar- velous achievements of my friends gave me confidence in my own plan. ■ ' And now to assemble these geniuses. " Taking a small compact instru- ment CWinfred ' s convenient little invention) from his pocket and releasing the spring which controlled it, he was soon in communication with the inventor. ■ ' Hello Winfred! This is Ivan Thomas. My invention, I think, is a success. Come over to-night and we ' ll give it a final trial. " He then proceeded to call the others and received a flattering acceptance from each. It was an eager, excited group that gathered that night about the strange looking object, the success or failure of which meant so much to the inventor. and to the world. " I shall not bore you with details as to the mechanism, " said Ivan as he seated himself before the machine. ' ■But by means of this device I can con- trol certain atmospheric waves so that the pictured representation of whatever scene I desire can, by the manipulation of various keys, be projected before me much after the manner of the mirage that appears to the traveler in the desert. " And now for the test. What is your pleasure, friends? " " We are all members of the great class of ' 18 — let ' s see what has befallen the rest of our comrades, " suggested Henry; as Ivan leaned anxiously over the machine and touched several mysterious keys. Slowly there appeared to the wondering gaze of the watchers an indistinct, quivering jumble of shapes and colors, which gradually settled and formed a picture of startling distinctness — a vast auditorium packed with people of all stations in life, while a large man on the platform held them spellbound by his wonderful oratory. " Benjamin Seifert! Well who would ever have thought it! " A skillful adjustment of levers caused the vision to fade, and a deft touch of keys brought forth another. Again an interior was shown — a magnificent moving picture theatre. The first picture flashed upon the screen was a large portrait surrounded by ornate letters making this announcement: DALE DE FUR THE MAN WHO DISCOVERED THE SECRET OF SUCCESSFUL COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY. ■•How 1 An enti gently upon f line upon a windlass, h the excited watchers irded the boat and re- Our friends were then transported from the South Sea Islands to t lorth merely by the touch of a key and changing of a lever. A solit Jlane, of the latest model, winged its lonely way over vast stretches Farther and evei futho ninth it f t- till sii 1 lenh it dipped tow aid the earth and as It stoppr 1 t t 1 l 1 lit n 1 iftpi uffulhtak ing his observations 1 1 ti i thH oith Pole. Turning he i I I i I I i tl iiied " Eureka If anyone 1 i i 1 1 m li 1 tl I 1 ill hTve Leonard Davis and tlii- i 1 1 L 11 The inteiested group had scaicely recovered fiom then surprise before they found themselves m the midst of a more familial scene — eaily evening in a great city n lutos dislun hithei ml thithei neusbo s ()ifuig their shiiU cries, street i 1 To the veiy top of one I I glass loofed bservator i the heavens through hu I II e first to dis " Don t you remember that Mildred used to have so many suitois when she was a High School girl ' Well she spent so much time star gazing that she eventually became interested in astronomy and she n 1 liei husband (also an astronomei) have peifected that wonderful tel 1 li one can see around the curve of the earth All of Henr s i aie equipped with them so that the opeiatois can at an ti hips Seeing Mildred reminds me of Bessie May Jeffriet, sii I I Its call on her She sureh can not be fai She was abruptly interrupted bv the oof — oof — oof of a pig their very midst. apparently in " Gracious! Ivan Thomas, do you keep pigs in this apaftment? " See for yourself, " he replied, indicating the scene he had no w conjured. A small pig pen, very clean, with all modern improvements, very black pigs were helping themselves to the contents of a san trough. vherein three itary feeding " Potato peelings! " Ivan exclaimed. " Wei! we are supposed on Bessie May, but we seem to be going in by the back door. " to be calling " Bessie must be an extravagant housekeeper, " mused Henr; potato peelings. " r ' — " all those " Ha! The mystery is explained! " cried Winfred, as the interior of a large, well-lighted room was revealed containing rows of electric stoves, before each of which stood a white-clad girl frying golden brown potato chips, Bessie May efficiently directing operations. " Hum, wish she would pass them around, muttered Henry. " Some cook! She must have learned that in M. V. H. S. " Slowly the scene changed and to their wondering eyes now appeared a wide undulating plain on the edge of the jungle; far in the distance above the quivering haze of heat, could be seen the crests of snow-capped mountains. Here the sun poured like a brimming flood. Across the open plain a strange ' its way scattering innumerable wild beasts with which the place swarmed. Native porters, very black and tall could be seen carrying a large green tent; others were bearing tin boxes, loads of ammunition, a patent bath tub, bright new guns and other paraphernalia. The quantity of gleaming ivory tusks and fine leopard skins proclaimed the object of the leader who rode at the head of this imposing parade. " Loren Russell, a big game hunter in Darkest Africa! " exclaimed Bertha. lass of ' 18, " returned Henry. " If he is after " Here we are in good old U. S. A. once more, " as a well kept farm ap- peared. In the foreground was an immense barn which a man in overalls was painting with brisk skillful strokes. s William Bokelma see! Look what he Incredibly fast, large, white letters appeared on the black background. CROWDAIRE AND WALKAIRE FRENCH MODISTES LATEST STYLES I GOWNS AND HATS Fifth Ave. New York. " That ' s Flossie Crowder and Beulah Walker. I always buy gowns of them. " " That is why you always look so stylish. .Madeline. " said Winfred approv- ingly. From the country back into the city in a twinkling. Again was shown a gorgeous opera house, this time in Chicago, where a large, fashionable audience was gathered. To the right of the great stage stood a large tablet on which the program was announced in colored electric letters. Soon flashed brilliantly the announcement: The Latest Popular Song Hits Of The Day Words And Music By The Greatest Living Composer PAUL C. SCHERER Sung By The World ' s Most Famous Prima Donna Eleanor Page. " Wonderful! " breathed Ivan, as the great singer bowed herself off the stage after the fifth encore. An entirely different picture now appeared — a lovely garden with pink- blossomed cherry trees like huge boquets — flower-bordered paths — a rustic bridge — qua,int almond-eyed maidens in embroidered kimonas serving tea to a handsomely gowned lady seated at a bamboo table sheltered by a gay paper parasol. " Lillian Davis in Japan! What is she doing away over there? " " Well, you see, " explained Bertha, " Lillian secured a government position in Washington soon after she graduated and while there married an attache of the Japanese Legation — mighty fine man too, if he is a Jap. " Ivan shifted the " We certainly are traveling to-night. Look! It is the Alps. I have been there and I know that place — magnificent scenery! I have been in that very hotel way up there in the mountains. Mine host of the smiling countenance looks familiar: who is he? " " Why Henry, don ' t you know that face? That is Fred Thomas. He fell in love with a pretty Italian nurse when he was wounded in battle over there and married her, and her father being killed in the war, she fell heir to that little hotel in the mountains. But what is this coming? Rich tourists — that is an American car and a good one too. Americans of course. Why that is Katheryn Scott. But what is she making those funny signs for, I wonder? " " She is talking to her husband, " replied Madeline. " He is deaf and dumb but he is rich. " A characteristically American scene came next — a typical baseball field en- closed by the usual high board fence surmounted by a fringe of yelling boys; huge amphitheater crowded to capacity: a Big League game in full swing. " Casey to the bat I " yelled Ivan catching the spirit. " But he ' ll nev that ball if it is Herb Forthoffer batting, for that is some pitcliei-! And— friends, — it is Raymond Schneider! There you have two more 1918ers Back to the city again. A well-furnished room appeared; a ban woman sat at a desk rapidly touching the keys of a queer machine. " That is Lillian Stephens, " whispered Bertha. " What is she doin: looks something like an adding machine. " " Don ' t you see her card on the door? She is a professional poetes has a contrivance there that produces the poems for her by punching c keys, etc., sort of like a calculating machine or something like that; ] heard about it, " explained Winfred, rather vaguely. Lillian inserted a fresh sheet of paper headed: " The Song Of The Sea and began delicately touching the keys. Oh the Spring, the beautiful Spring! It makes you so tired that you can ' t do a thing. A smile of satisfaction lighted her face as she saw the result. Xi approval she started again. Oh the Summer fair and bright! I do not like it very well. It takes the curl out of my hair, And then it is as hot as blazes. A look of pained astonishment succeeded the smile. Something m wrong. A little oil applied and another start. The Winter cold has come at last: The season of mince pie and ham. But if the water pipes freeze up It makes us feel like saying Merry Christmas! Exasperated, the poetess carefully examined the mechanism but cou locate the defect. the trouble man, " she decided, and the CH ARLES BONNELL Fixer! E ;vei ■ythi ng From Stean iboa ts To Teeth Fix ed While You - There was a swift change to ; at city of Mt. Vernon, Ind.,— or : ville. A number of little childre table, stringing silver beads. A the work. another rather i n sat in I sweet- large, small 1 faced t airy r f the 1 old roi saoher •oom, th suburbs, se chairs moved " Well I didn ' t think Dorot!i Iiot-rr would ever garten work, but she seems to liki- it, 1 wonder 5S are still in Mt. Vernon. " " Must be, for here is a picture of another of its s " Yes, that is Farmersville. and that is the largesl we are going upstairs to call on the proprietor ' s w The latter was discovered in the front room wit 111 sizes. " Hello! Is Josephine Kelley running a kindergai 1. " Kindergarten nothing; those are all her own! " " Any more in this vicinity? " " Yes, another suburb. Old New Harmony hasn ' t char part of the great Mt. Vernon. Doesn ' t that little cart with donkey recall old times? Even the ' dainty man ' , himself 1 it ' s Lionel Allen! Trust Lionel to do something original. " iged mui the com ooks fan ch if it is a ical spotted iiiliar. Why, " Well here we are in New York again. That is the Davis ' operating room. Of course you all know that Dr. skillful surgeon in the world. famous Davis h Dr. Lyman 3 the most You noticed that long row of high school students ir 1 the wa .iting room, didn ' t you? Well when he bee specialties. See how deftly he does it! Just a skillful operation on the ten- dons of the feet so that they can be properly controlled as the pupils march out of high school to the ragtime music. And the other, a seemingly simple, but very wonderful operation on the brain which makes the students fond of supervised .study. This latter one how- ever, is not contined to the pupils alone, for Dr. Davis is quite frequently called on to perform it on the teachers also. " Next a large bungalow at the edge of the city was shown. In the rear, a quaint, vine-covered build ing whose interior revealed rows of little boxes each with a wire run before it. " Baby chickens? " guessed Henry. " No; " as the picture became clearer, " guinea pigs; why the place is alive with guinea pigs! Who is it and what does he do it for? " " Ruth Coke raises them (or Dr. Lyman ' s laboratory experiments, " volun- teered Winfred. s the next picture appeared. " That is the r saw, and look who is going to play it! ; finest and most fashionable church in the it? " said Henry, as Oliver slipped the end of f paper, into a slot, turned a switch and be- ik; which procedure Immediately filled the As th( augh the churcli suggested )nvent. In one of the cell-like rooi d dress , knelt a calm-faced nun. A-hi ch the watchers soon discovered to Peace and c D be that of J " Poor Juanita took the veil years ago when she was jilted by Ray Hames who eloped with Charlotte Brinkman. Ray is a great author now. His first book — ' How To Be Happy Though Married ' — was such a success that he de- cided to make writing his life work. There, you see him at work. " Pacing up and down the room that had flashed into view, Ray dictated so rapidly that only Hazel Bottomley, most expert typist in the world, who could write three hundred words a minute, could keep up with him. " Now head the manuscript this way, " he ordered; and the rapid click of the keys began as Hazel took his dictation directly on the typewriter. " Love And Dreams " , by Ray Hames. Author of " Her Fatal Beauty " , " A Kiss Of Love " , " A Dark Marriage " , " Tirzah ' s Terrible Secret " , and others. " How about Charlotte? " enquired Henry. ' became very domestic and devotes all her ■•■ of an island on which the sun ■ath palm and bamboo trees. ..rivaled He irriett standing before a iiid bvutii ig ti ,me foi r the song she had ,el and w ith 1 ;he An gels stand I farm in good old Posey County came next. A strange making its way across a large level field leaving a wide - i I ! :i- wake. No driver was in sight. When the . li ' : ii ihe row it stopped with a loud click and !i iiiilance it turned and moved back across I went. .A.S if to explain the mystery the I ' 1 !i II . .ii ilii ' fariiier. There beneath the shade !• I tarm house, in a large cushioned I ■ I I ' i ' l smoking a well-colored meer- 1 , II Ii I " ' At his feet stood a small con- 1 " ' ill . -Iii ' li ,ii i.-tilar intervals he pressed with his lick. It was this wondeiful little invention that controlled On the other side of the yard his wife was " Fine horse he is painting, " said VVinlred approvingly. " Horse! Why, man, that ' s a cow if ever I saw one! " " You are bot h crazy, Henrv, it ' s a lion and a good one, " contend that. " Well if you look at it right from the center, " discovered Ivan, horse; now come over to this side and you ' ll see it ' s a cow from hen over here, " moving over to the other side, " you have a fine picture of Horse, cow, or lion, it all depends on the point of view. Of course a me the Class of 1918 can paint three pictures to an ordinary mortal ' s one. ' Once more they were taken back to the country. This time app garden of immense size in which grew plants of many different varietie of them strange and unfamiliar to our friends. " That is Orvan Hall, the horticulturist. He is known as the Seco bank, " said Henry. " But what kind of a tree is that? !t looks like hanging by strings of all lengths. " " That is his latest achievement, " explained Ivan. " He succeeded i ing the peach and the rubber trees so that, as the fruit ripens the stem s like rubber and lets it gently down within reach. Now he is experimenti the milk weed and egg plant and buttercup i tually combine them so as to produce a pla: " A circus! " cried Henry. " Now that ' s something like it. I always take my kids to all the shows, " as a typical circus scene came into view, showing the tents — flaring lights — good natured crowds pushing about the ticket wag- on — band blaring — colored balloons, and all the rest of it. On either hand forming a lane to the main entrance, great canvasses with their wonderful painted attractions swayed back and forth in the breeze. On a high platform before one of the most glaring of them sat a woman, gorgeously arrayed in shimmering, spangled satin, while on the floor about her lay the great coils of huge serpents, their upraised heads swaying rhythmically in obedience to the motion of her graceful bare arm. Calm and fearless, she flashed a superior smile at the awe-struck crowd. ' exclaimed Ivan. " Mary is bound to be a great seem to be going in and the show has begun. " " Listen! The ring-master is making an announcement. It must be an un- usual act — something about trapeze performers. Ah, here they come! " as two new figures in regulation trapeze costume came bounding into the ring, bowing right and left and kissing their hands to the spectators. They were then rap- idly swung to the dizzy heights of the trapeze where they proceeded to perform the most marvelous and daring feats ever accomplished in a circus. " Why we have been so absorbed i forgot to see who it is, " said Bertha, as they descended i plause. " Louise Ashworth and Glenn Knight! Will wonders never cease? ' " It must be getting near the end now, for here comes the trick mule " Sure enough, Winfred. Do you know that thing is always funny t( old as it is. Watch them fall off and try again. Ah! Here comes the imit rube who can do the trick — really a show-man, you know. " " Sticking on all right, Henry; who is h life as he sticks to that trick mule, he will " Why Ivan, that ' s Peanuts Conlin! " " Oh yes, Em: prophecy and afte with the Man in t -EMMA FULLINWIDER. Page Thirty-one CLASS WILL " LAST WllJy AM) IKSTAMKNT OK IHI. TI.ASS OF li)lK. " TO WHOM IT ilAY CONCERN. BE IT KNOWN, That we. the Seniors of 1918, being adjudged of sound mind, (except by the faculty and our parents), do hereby will and bequeath all our chattels, real, personal and stolen: — willing to undertake its use. Lillian Stephens bequeathes her poise to Fern Leipold, that it may aid hi in overcoming gravity. Charles Bonnell leaves to Mr. Sandefur one of his collars in case M Sandefur ' s may be too small. Dorothy Doerr generously leaves her curls and her dog to Helen Keck, : she will no longer need them when she goes to college. athletic play) to less Staff of the Benjamin Seifert wills his exclusive privilege of distributing spring flowers to all the good looking girls, to Wayne Klotz; that with his added sweet- ness he may win a smile from them. diver Seifert leaves to Oswald Benner, his broad shoulders and happy mile, that Oswald may cheerfully hold up the position of end next year n the Football team. r been gotten ) to Arch Clarence Schenk leaves all his unused pieces of ragtime to Esther Menzies ind Lucile Herapfling, said pieces to be played under the direction of Chap- nan Utley for the benefit of Miss Dorsey. 2 0. Henry Chambers bequeathes freshmen, that they in time i nity and decorum. Ill Davis wills his popularity to Iia i Bottomley wills her good dispositii ■ Leopard Skin coat to the High Sel: ver ca fancy fur rug shall be needed. 3 0. 31. 32. William .McK.ll the High S,1,,H, staff. Beulah Walk. i Loren Russell attention of the Vills b -ills hi Ivan B. Thonia s beciu 36. Paul Scherer wills his 38. Raymond Schneider bequeathes his military stride to Henrx 3 9. lOleanor Page wills her modest demeanor to Elfreda Hironi to any fi-eshi " Pody " Spen TT WILLI.V.MS, SENIOR CLASS PLAY " A SCRAP OF PAPER " Senior Hi li School Assembly KMN(i. AVHll. »rH, CAST OF CHARACTERS Mortimer J. Stcrlins (A Mighty Traveller and Confirmed Baclielor) Orvan R. Hall Robert Landon ; S. Jett Williams David Crane (Landed Proprietor and Naturalist) Fred Thomas Billy Brantly (Crane ' s ward) Walter G. Conlin James (Servant of the Landons) Lyman Davis Lfi. ' wV i -, Andiew (Servant of Sterling) Dale DeFur Mrs. Robert Landon (at one time in love with Sterling) Louise Ashworth Miss Suzanne Russeville (a strong minded woman and cousin to Mrs. Lan- don) Mary Ruminer Rose Ashley (Mrs. Landon ' s young sister) Dorothy Doerr Miss Zenobia Crane Emma Fullinwider Mrs. Manders (housekeeper for the Landons) Josephine Kelley Pauline (a maid) Eleanor Page Time- The Present. SCENE Act I — Living room at the Landons ' Country Home. Act II — Room assigned to Sterling at the home of his friend Crane. Act III — Conservatory at the Landons ' Country Home. Music furnished by the High School Orchestra. Class song will be sung at the close of t: wider and Louis HE " " tm. - E l iPI HHIP SJ 5 B Ac. I — Mrs. raii(l is 2058G ■ i w ' ' ' - ftfesBB Va ' XT ■H H " " c l n Act II— ISilly: •■|{iil, really, I .l-.n ' t know uha . 0 . THi; MVSI ' KKY OP Ml NSTKR MANSION. All about me the earth lay in a deathly calm. The setti: everything a peculiar coppery glare that foretold t ordinary sounds of early twilight in the country w ture held its breath in expectation of the impending storm. Reluctantly I turned away from the magnificent view that had, for so many minutes, held me spell bound, for if I would make shelter before the storm Too long, however, had I stood drinking in the wild beauty of the scene for ere any form of sheltei- offered itself, the glaring sky became overcast with menacing clouds and the vind suddenly swept through the woods in wild gusts that drove sticks and leaves and stinging drops of rain into my face. As I stumbled along the unfamiliar way, nearly blinded by the furious on- slaught, my foot became entangled in a vine and I was thrown violently to the ground. So badly injured that I was unable to arise, I wearily dragged myself along the path, which, though bearing evidence of long disuse, nevertheless must lead to some place. Fortunately I was not compelled to proceed far in this painful manner, for at iin LTeat ilistHiice, there loomed before me the outlines of a lar,ge build- ing. SI I :iiii,(l i!m iiiiiis of a once fair garden, now overrun with weeds. Ut- ter ]) ' - I iicsted by the decay everywhere vident. The shutters hung disc - I . I li ' n and rusty hinges. Damp mould covered the walls and unk ' iiipi i.i.-.ii villi ' s fluttered in the wind, like crepe on the door of death. Austere and uluuniy beyond words, it was probably the ill-fated Mansion of Munster — long since deserted and shunned by all as haunted. When I reached the house, I managed to raise myself sufficiently to reach the large, rusty knocker that sent ghostly echoes through the ancient building. To all appearances the place was entirely deserted. But shelter I must have, and surely ghosts and hob.gobllns within were preferable to the fearful storm that raged without. So summoning what courage I could I tried the lock, and to my surprise, the door swung heavily open, the rusty hinges creaking and rasping from long disuse. As I crawled within, the wind caught the heavy door and blew it shut with a bang that went echoing through the deserted rooms as if a hundred doors were being slammed by ghostly hands. Fearfully I gazed about the great hall in which I found myself. Although the place afforded shelter from the raging elements, I could not shake off a feeling of dread as of impending disaster. It w as damp and chill, and dank odors assailed my nostrils; it was as though I had entered the foul air of a tomb. The purpling light of dying day lent a ghostly aspect to the suits of armor that adorned the mouldy walls. The door of a spacious drawing room stood open and in the semi-gloom I glimpsed a tapestried couch which, though covered with the mould and dust of years, yet promised some degree of comfort to my pain-racked body. As I lay there, soaked, weary and sore, my eyes roamed about the room. The rich hangings of the windows had rotted till they hung by one corner or by mere threads to their poles, thus admitting a faint light, dim it is true, but suf- ficient to disclose the grandeur of the apartment; the massive furniture with its rich but faded upholstery; the tarnished frames of the portraits of by-gone Munsters, whose eyes seemed to concentrate on me, the luckless intruder; the magnificent rugs and tapestries covered and ruined by the dust and mold of Drenched and chilled, weakened by pain and hunger, I lay in that ghoul- ish room in the mysterious Mansion of Munster — alone amid the vast dreary solitude of that uncanny abode- alone in that magnificent yet awful room whose mouldering walls held the secret of the mystery of the beautiful Mirabel Mun- The hangings, rich and gorgeous though they once had been, now appeared black and lusteiless in the darkness that was rapidly enshrouding the room. The whole atmosphere of the place was one of unutterable gloom and depres- sion. The dim twilight soon deepened into sooty blackness, impenetrable and fearsome. The fury of the storm without but added to the horror. Curtains stirred and doors creaked as though invisible shades passed through them. My overwrought nerves, racked by my injuries, quivered at the thought of spending the night alone in that gruesome place. Alone in the velvety black- ness! Alone in the mysterious Mansion of Munster! leep stupor and must vent of night, the uncanny noises within the place had increased ten-fold — scurrying sounds as of innumerable rats, the mournful whoo-oo-oo of owls; the flutter of bats ' wings in the very room and worse — shrill, cackling laughter, with ever and anon a thin squeak as of an animal or even a child in sudden pain. And always there was a horrible, unconquerable feeling of a presence, invisible in the inky darkness that enveloped me like a pall of black velvet. Helpless in that rten of torment, rigid with horror, I felt a cold touch upon my brow. Then again. Slowly over my icy face and down the full length of my body a loathsome lizard dragged its clammy length and dropped with a dull thud to the floor, at my feet. Would it repeat the performance? Were there others — hundreds of them and would each drag its foul length over my face? Quivering with disgust and horror, depressed by the doleful cry of the owls, fanned by the flapping wings of bats, unnerved by the number and evi- dent boldness of the scurrying rats, dreading the return of the reptile or others of its kind, tormented by the uncanny noises of the fearful place, I lay vainly striving to pierce the impenetrable blackness, when suddenly ' at my very head came a repetition of that shrill, cackling laughter that previously in some re- mote part of the house had filled my soul with terror. Human nerves could stand no more and I found merciful relief in a deep swoon. All too soon my eyes opened to a dim light which my shuddering senses perceived came from a flickering candle in the boney hand of a ghoulish, unearthly figure perched on a large chair not far from my couch. Man or specter? More like the devil, from his sinister, evil look, the bright glitter of his sunken eyes, the claw-like hands. But if a man, then a mad man, terrifyingly. hideously mad. Leering at me with his evil face close to mine, his long hair hanging in white wisps about the pale, pinched face, his deep set eyes burning with the fire of madness, he seemed the concentration of all the horrors that had infested the fearful night. Rats swarmed about him; owls perched on his shoulders; bats flattened their disgusting bodies against him. Still leering at me, he shrilled, " What think you of my children? I take it you are not fond of them? They are spirits, all, " again the shrill laughter and the skinny hand waving the flickering candle, " all spirits of the dear de- parted. The rats are shades of Munsters — dead, but not gone; the owls and bats are cronies that still haunt the place they frequented in its palmy days. And Lizzie here, " caressing the loathsome lizard that slid upon his knees, " is the beautiful Mirabel, last of the Munsters. " The wild eyes glittered and the pallid skin of the maniac took on a ghastly hue in the ghostly light as my fascinated gaze clung to his face. Was the mystery of Mirabel Munster about to be solved at last? I held my breath, horrified, afraid to speak lest the evil vision vanish without disclos- " Nobody knows what became of Mirabel? " the high pitched voice con- tinued, " Nobody knows but Uncle Ezra — he knows! They thought they ' d keep crazy Uncle Ezra in the dungeon, did they? Uncle Ezra was mad — mad — no- body must know — disgrace to the family — keep him shut up until he died — mad — disgrace! Well, brother Ira, who was to go down to the dungeon to feed the mad man when Ira died? Mirabel, of course. Who stayed in the dungeon? Not the mad man! " The claw like fingers beat a Devil ' s tattoo on the back of the lizard on his knees. Suddenly the frightful figure bent close over me. I shrank with fear. What might not the maniac do? He was mad — utterly mad — and I helpless and alone. Nearer drew the ghastly face, the piercing eyes burning into mine. Nearer — till the beak-like nose almost touched my face. What would he do? Of what hideous form of torture might not this demon be capable! My blood congealed, — nearer, nearer, — the thin lips drew back in a leering grin over the few fang-like teeth. I could not move — rigid with horror, I lay with my eyes fixed on his as a bird is charmed by a snake that seeks to devour it. I lay and awaited the fate that so surely impended. The candle sputtered low in its socket, as the long arm waved wildly, and suddenly went out, leaving us again in utter darkness. Now the pressure of long, cold, bony fingers on my throat — slowly press- ing — pressing — I seized the thin but powerful arms of the demon and with an almost su- perhuman effort endeavored to force him off — only to find myself lying in the path where I had fallen, rigidly grasping a branch, blown by the tempest across my throat. —EMMA FULLINWIDER, ' 18. " O can it! " A book flew from little Jiniiny Stuait ' s haud. passing peril- ously near his room-mate ' s head. " Can ' t you let nie mourn in peace without reciting absurd poetry about the weather? " " I though it might cheer you up, " responded John Holt, meekly, but with a twinkle in his eye. " Oh, cheer up, James, me boy, it doesn ' t affect the fate of the nation because you were rejected at recruiting headquarters this morn- ing. There are plenty of other fellows who can go. " " It ' s all right for you to joke about it, you don ' t want to go, and, further- more, could go if j ou wanted to. But to be rejected because you ' re so little, too little to fight for your country! Oh, it ' s terrible! That ' s right, go on and laugh. " Jimmy sat down with his face hidden in his hands, his shoulders shak- ing. Johi 1 Holt sobered immediately He hadn ' t realized th caied so much It wa ith luite a difte ent tone that he next It s hiid on ou J n 1 -i b it ou can sei e oi nt nt be so le pa - I ui le stand ho« oi teel 1 1 No jou don t indeist id -(ou cant an 1 ha e -sou 1 othei a d Jean to th nk about Tl But I I ha e no one — noth n I e 1 e bei M-v count IS tl e nl n othei 11 11 hei to 1 e to he Oh 1 It t It 1 1 top coild be happ it I onl lal that cl piot hono I «ill -o tle lall ot leep II 1 o o e e e knew how he • ' Ot into yste Pel haps the s lecog de that nil bo 1 a li 1 dn 1 °et hi t t s u oelthitbe eant Jii e a that i ht °oing ovei 101 pio el tiue and late that m ht Ji n -v w th his cl osen com ;lv stole out ot thei t enches nto No Mans Lan 1 s successful Seigeant J mm s puipose " was accon plished sloit but fie ce hmd to haul fight vas o ei and the Gen ans t end eie defeate i t as I sco eied that Jm n as se oush He sail bicl an i tl e tcl e s knew that the lonelv little fello belo el eijone ho 1 ne him had passed a a Seigeant J 1 ad fo the H t 5 gone over the top. MAR RUMINER, ' 18. " This, " said lake, " is called by round, but the Ii " The Mirro one. Surely the reply, for I had region through i in i; MiitKoit oi ■ VKT( )NA. my guide, ay the whil V men Circle It on the she Lake, for as dian name 1 for it is The M irror of Wetc of Wetona. " I repeated. " It is a beau ■e is some legend to expla earned that he knew uu u n,|.| ;i •hich we we ■ve passing. " Then let us camp here night. I will tell you the storj : ' !! ' ' In a short time oui- tent meal cooked. As the shinlow: vas 1 " Many years ag .. 1..,.,,. !!mrn!, " g! nel ' atil is ' they ' had l;ee n a peaceful and c ng them a chieftaii f peace. He did i er he loved hei ' . •What is your ii " The chief willin-l ;iui.m riage to the beautiful sii;iiiu. i dians knew that it br(uiulit ili. " For several years the chieftain and his people lived in peace and p Wetona was very happy. She loved her husband, she loved her peopU most of all, it seemed, she loved the lake. She often wandeied along the for hours or in her birch canoe paddled out to that rock you may see th( the center of the lake, and sat tin Vf lisfeniiii; to the murmur of the wate gazing at her reflection. It was lliis wliicli U-d the Indians to call the lak Mirror of Wetona. " So he and his bi ' aves rode away, chieftain rode hurriedly baclf into the and cried out to his people, ' Wetona! thought she was gone! ' " He hastened to his lodge and entered, but Wetona was not there. He searched the village, the forest, the lake-shore, but Wetona was gone, and never again did he see her. He had broken his promise, she had kept hers. " But as her appearance had brought peace, so her disappearance brought peace to her people, for the chieftain had no longer any desire for warfare. Nor could he bear to remain near the lake Wetona had loved. So he led his people far away and left the lake deserted. " Even to this day, on summer evenings, Wetona is seen wandering on the shore or sitting on the rock in the center, gazing into the water. Sometimes, too, the chieftain appears and searches both the lake and its margin for Wetona. But at his coming she vanishes and never can he find her. " Night had come on as my guide talked, and as he ended his story, the moon suddenly shone out through the trees. Its rays fell full upon the rock in the lake and for a moment I thought I saw on it the foini of an Indian maiden. MARY LOUISE FITTON. ' 19. Music Hath Charms. " lent, under Miss Dorsey ' sf, dir The Music Depai ive this year. The most pleasing and successful work of the depar ion of the Operetta " Gipsy Queen " by the Girls ' Glee C This Operetta was both a musical and a financial £ to be used to purchase a Victrola tor the high schoc .list- Hoiikm ( llltlSTMAS ( AltOI. I ' lIOIiKAM !), ,iuImi- ■21). 1!M7— S:(IO I ' . M. •■Silent Nishf M. Hay. a. " It Came Upon a Midniiiht Clear " K. S. Will b. " O Little Town of Bethlehem " L, II, Redn e. " Ansels, From the Realms ot Glory " II. Sma " Cantiqne De Noel " . Ada " We Three Kings of Orient Are " I. II. lloi ' kii Reading— " The Other Wise .Man " Van Dyl .Mary Uuminer. Chant (in costume) " llynm in ili. .Maui " Van Dyl Marv E. Mac-kev, i;ia.l Lasl. r. lieulah Karnes. Flossie Crnwdrr. (arm. II Wad.-, Louise Leffel. a. " Under the Stars " .M. C Brov b. " Christmas Eve " iM. B. Fost " Goodnight: and Christmas Prayer " M. B. Fost 1, O Mazda! Thoi 1 falsehood, and kee 1 heavenly gladnt »vil and bondage Lir darkness and opkiii:tta " ;ipsv ( ieen " (has. F. Haiis.m. ACT I. Gigsy Chorus — " We Are a Merry Gipsy Band " . Solo — " Mother Grunt Is Away " . Gipsy Chorus — " Welcome, Mother of Our Band " , Duet — " Here ' s Thy Home " Rosalie and Mother Grunt Gipsy Chorus — " Another Link in the Gipsy Chain " . Solo— " Take Me Back to Home, Dear Home " Rosalie Solo — " Beg Your Pardon, Gentle Lady " Mother Grunt Duet — " Come Lass, ' Tis Time You Were Asleep " . . .Mother Grunt and Rosalie Solo — " I Can Not Sleep, I May Escape " Rosalie Solo — " Ah, She ' s a Price That Gold Will Brin.g " Mother Grunt Gipsy Chorus — " What ' s the Matter, Come Let Us To the Chase " . ACT n. Solo — " Where Do I Wander " Rosalie Fairy Chorus — " Lightly Pass, To Oui ' Bower of Roses " . Solo — " So Bright and So Beautiful " Rosalie Fairy Chorus— " Fairies Are We, Pretty Maiden " . Solo and Chorus — " I Am the Fairy Queen " Fairy Queen and Chorus Solo— " My Story Simply This " Rosalie Fairy Chorus — " Leave Us Not, Maiden " . Solo — " Home Is Home " Rosalie Fairy Chorus— " All Honor To Thee " . Solo— " Hie Away. Hie Away " Pairy Queen Tyrolien Chorus— " The Days They Come " . Who are ye, thus intruding? Solo — " Your Friends Are We All " Fairy Queen Fairy Chorus — " We Are Fairies " . Solo — " I Behold Thee, One and All " Ro.salie Finale— " With What .Joy " Fairies and Tyroliens SCENE Act I — Gipsy Camp. Act II— Fairies Woodland Home. (ill ' SY VIKKX CAST OF CHARACTERS Mother Grunt (Gipsy Queen) Mary Ruminer Rosalie (Tyrolien Leader) Lucile Haas Fairy Queen Mary E. Mackey GIPSY CHORUS — Mary Ellen Bateman, Eleanor Stevens, Lucile Stiker, Susie Sugg, Madge Oliver, Elfreda Hironimus, Belva Davis, Elizabeth Clements, Helen Keck, Lillidale Kreie, Bernice Klotz, TYROLIEN CHORUS— Mary Louise Fitton, Hortense Utley, Helen Duncan, Katherine Scott, Gladys Woodward, Louise Leffel, Nina Walker, Mildred Bar- rett, Lucile HempHing, Esther Barrett, Gladys Basler, Beulah Karnes. FAIRY CHORUS — Edna Grabert, Mildred Bailey, Lydia Riecken, Hazel Williams, Carmen Wade, Flossie Crowder, Olive Kincheloe, Louise Toliver, Fern Leipold, Bertha Ashworth, Edith Blackburn, Sarah Conlin. y m Milv a HryMT Hii Hp m S HpH ||H|i p ,,. k- ' - Al,l MM l)KI4ATI «; TKAM. Paul Scherer, Mary Rumi 1 High School in a debate v lool team presented the aff eral government should ma lool team won with two vot md Ivan B. Thomas represented the Mt. Ver- m alumni team on Nov. 14, 1917. The High tive side of the question: Resolved, that the n a strict censonship of the press. The High AFFIKMATIX i: TIOAM. Mary Ruminer, Fred Thomas, and S. Jett Willi live s ide in the Evansville-Mt. Vernon dual debate, was; Resolved, that the United States should £inan( tion. Mt. Vernon won the decision with two votes. Oratorical Contest held 1 Scherer, Clai m;(;. ti h; tka.m. Schenk, and Ivan B. Thoi Paul Scherer represented Mt. Vernon in the County Contest in the State High School Discussion League where he discussed the question, " What should be the policy of the United States in financing the present war? " He was se- lected to represent Posey County in the District Contest held at Princeton, where Fiidiiv, Deteiiiher 14, 1 »17 At 8:00 OMock PART I, Musk- High School Orchestra Our Own Red, White and Blue Girls ' Chorus Jessie Pritchard, Elfreda Hironimus, Madge Oliver, Mildred Barrett, Lu- cile Haas, Lucile Hempfling, Mary E. Batenian, LaVerne Niblo, M ildred Bailey, Madeline Forthotfer. She Wears a Red Cross on Her Sleeve Girls ' Chorus Elizabeth Clements, Roberta owen, Flossie Crowder, Lucile Haas, Lucile Hempfling, Beulah Karnes, Lilliedale Kreie, Carmen Wade. America First — Song Tableau Flag Bearer — Herbert Kreie. Miss Columbia — Gladys Easier. Soldiers — Oliver Seifert, Paul ScluMvr, .lack I.fnnard, Dalp DeFur. Y. M. C. A. Workers— Fritz Diets, . itluiv Tlinmas. Floyd LiiDuke, Arthur Robb. PAi;i- 11. A HERO OK nil (.i:ii ii:i). A College ( ' imic(l in llmi ' . (ts By Carltnii Wright .Mil.s CAST OF CHARACTERS Jack, a football hero Lyman Davis Frank Thornton, weak but not wicked Orvan R. Hall Thurston Hall, who makes a mistake Thomas Boyce Billy Holt, the inevitable freshman S. Jett Williams Henry Warwick, a product of " Yellow .lournalism " Clarence Schenk " Society Smith, " one of the boys Walter G. Conlin Rodney, another Lawrence Woodward Sumne r, another Ivan B. Thomas Hayden, another Lionel Allen Thomas Edward, " 1 ' enfant terrible " Henry Luebberman An Old Man, Jack ' s father Orvan R. Hall Eleanor Thornton, who loves a man tor his strength Josephine Kelly Anne Schuyler, who loves a man for his weakness Helen Keck Betty Carewe, who loves a freshman Fern Leipold Sally Middleton Eleanoi ' Page Katherine Stanton Dorothy Doerr Edyth Burne-Jones, an impressionist from the provinces Harriet Green Mrs. Bone, the " Frat " House Matron Mary E. Mackey Mrs. Vanche, a chaperon Mary Rumlner Mrs. Curant, another Mary L. Fitton Inga, the Swedish maid Flossie Crowder Song Specialty Between Acts I and II. " I Can ' t Do a Thing with My Hair Since It ' s Washed " LaVerne Niblo Lucile Hempfling, Mary Ellen Batenian, Mildred Bailey, Gladys Basler, Eddna Grabert. Act I — Living Room in the Gamma Tau Fraternity House Afternoon Act II — Reception Room at the Grolier Club — Evening Act III— Same as Act I— The following morning. A t II. Iliuisldii Hall: " I AMKiilC A FIRST liv Kiedeiick H. IMaitei nm the work of doing good, liose aim is universal brotherhood, need of you, (JIKI,S ' BASKKTBAL Second Row: Roberta Cowen, Margaret Cooper, Edna Grabert, Helen Keck, Mrs. Sandetur, Coach; Elfreda Hironimus, Sarah Conlin, Mary Ellen Bateman. liner, Mildred Bailey, Madse Oliver, Sii- ■ Hemptlins. Mildred Barrett, Beiilah Karnes, Charlotte HASKKTIJAI.I- 1!)I8 Girls The Mt. Vernon girls had a large delegation out for basketball. They seemed much interested in the sport and with the help of Mrs. Sandefur played a very successful season. The girls played curtain raisers for all the boys ' games and made the basketball season a success financially. The first game played away from home was at Owensville. The girls making the trip to Owens- ville were: Mary E. Mackev T. Center Elfreda Hironimus S. Center Mary E. Bateman L. Forward Helen Keck R. Forward Roberta Cowen L. Guard Mary Ruminer R. fiuard Lucile Hempfling and Hariiett Green went as Subs. The girls came home with a score of 3 7 to 0. This showed the spirit and ability of the Mt. Vernon team. Owensville asked for revenge and at once the Mt. Vernon girls decided to give them an opportunity. The Owensville girls came full of pep. and confi- dent of victory but when the whistle blew and the game started with Mary E. Mackey .T. Center Elfreda Hironimus S. Center Mary E. Bateman L, Forward Susie Sugg R. Forward Lucile Hempfling L. Guard Roberta Cowen R. Guard the Owensville girls were soon shown to be outclassed. The score at the end of the first half was 11 to I). The second half started with: Josephine Kelly .T. Center Charlotte Green S. Center Harriett Green L. Forward Helen Ki ' ck R, Forward f pep and i Mt. Ver ithlete of ti 1 High School 1 thi , brok games and losing three. The playi The Mt. Vernon-Carmi game and the Mt. played at the former place, were two of the best : ' hing of Louis Alles, Basketball schedule, The met 1 to be honored with the sc Boyce, Davis . Dixor 1. Willian . Vernon f.O . Vernon 3 9 . Vernon 18 . Vernon 18 Owensville . Owensville Carmi Princeton . I50VS ' I!ASKI:TI5A1,I; standing;: Alles, Coach; Williai Sitting, Second Row: Davis, F.; Bottom Row: Boyce, F.; Grossi Kreie, G.. Capi.; Ruminer, F. V M . :.. ; 7 FOOTBALL Second Row- Rum Bottom How: A.llen, Ray Hai eifert, Sidney C Schenk. Captain; luir Robb. FOOT-BALL SEASON — 1917. t have as Kuccessful a season as could have been expect- ant! losing tour. This showing can chiefly be at- tributed to injuries; making it impossible for the local high to have its full strength at any time during the season. At that, however, Mt. Vernon was only outplayed In one game, that at Evansville, which was played in mud, shoe top deep. This prevented Mt. Vernon ' s fast half-backs getting away for any runs. Allen of Mt. Vernon was picked as all-Pocket half-back, first team, and Gross- man and Woodward as tackle and guard respectively, on second team. We were unfortunate in not having a regularly employed coach for this seison, but we were fortunate in that Louis Alles, a former athletic star gave his time and skill to help Mt. Vernon keep up her standard. The following players were awarded letters at the end of the season. Seifert Left End Grossman Left Tackle Woodward Left Guard Davis Center Robb Right Guard Kreie Rifiht Tackle Schenk Capt., Ritihi End-Full Back Rumlner Quarter Back Allen Left Half Williams liight Half Cowen Full Back Hames Sub Mt. Vernon 12 THA( K 1917 The track season of 1917 of the M. V. H. S. began with Mr. Allen as coach and the election of Wm. Ridenour as captain of the team. Our first contest was held at Wadesville in a County meet, Mt. Vernon being pitted against Wades- ville, New Harmony, Griffin and Stewartsville combined. We succeeded in tak- ing all firsts but one and returned with a score of 621 2 to 37% in our favor. Point winners for Mt. Vernon were Capt. Ridenour, Allen, Williams, Kaufman, Rethwisch, Ashworth, Reedle, Starken, Ruminer and Cowen. After about three weeks more of practice our track team, consisting of Capt. Ridenour, Rethwisch, Reedle, Ruminer, Allen, Ashworth, Williams and Cowen were entered in the Quadrangle meet at Petersburg. Kaufman, our weight man, was unable to accompany the squad. This meet proved to be one of the fastest meets ever held under the Quadrangle rules. Although we were not the winners of the meet, we captured 13 points and several medals. r!»i7 ii: ( K Third Row: Aniulus Ueedle. Henry Retwisch. ' " ALUMNI Class of 1918 Fieil Clements, Chicago :ialph Staples and Loulie the Service: French Clements, Clerk Sam Hadden, Sergt. Kenn Jones and Malcolm Moore. In the Service: Lieut. Marcus Alldredge, Ambulance Corps, Corp. Ivan Car- son, Musician; Lieut. William Edson, Lieut. Richard Miller, Corp. Chas. Zergiebel, Privates Fieldon McFadden, Walter O ' Neal, and Albert Zuspann. Marri-ed: William Edson, Clifford Merchanthouse, Elwood Burlison, Leslie Johnson, Richard Miller, Carlina Cowen, Norma Sailor, Sybil Swinterton and Jessie Schierbaum. Stenographers: Nell Griess, at Van Whiting, Indianapoli. ' Ruth Hall, Telephone Co. ., Chicago University; John Sander In the Service; Corp. Boetticher Bailey, Ralph Bush, Sergt. Doyle Walter Griess, Everett Wild , Herman Kaufman. Lieut. Philip McFadden in the Aviation Corps. Married: Agnes Bates and Henry Hanner. Stenographers: Kathryn Bokelman, Louise Mann, Florence Pfistei Clerks: Floyd Douglas. Carl Griess. Harold Helmut h. e: Erwin Blackburn, Paul Hanshoe, Wm. Wilson, Florence Page and ine Bailey at Indiana University; Claude Wilson, at Purdue; Robert !. Ann Arbor, Michigan; Freda Reis, Berea, Ohio; Adelaide Hardwick, id, Ohio; Helen Daniel, Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati. Married: Betty Curry and Eva Highman. Cecil Dixon attends Lockyear ' s. Miriam Fuelling is stenographer at Jarodzki ' s office; Louis Alles is athletic coach for M. V. H. S.; Hilcjred Oliver, Ruby Blackburn and Leona Russell are in the Civil Service at Washington, D. C; Kenneth ' Clerk, M. National Bank; . ; Bob Joest, Automobile Works, Connersvilli t Bryant ' s; Helen Shryock, Stenographer at I reunion during the Christm ; given to by-gone days, as cidents repeated. An infoi lianapolis. ; holidays, In College: Margaret Doerr, Wisconsi College; Gladys Rosenbaum, Mil ' pleton Conservatory of Music; L( Bailey, Gertrude Luebbermann, W chel Harlem, Smith College. Married: Aloise Blockley and Norma Wade. In the Service: Wm. Ruminer, Hospital Corps, U. niversity ; Mary Sti nson, St veet Briar kee Doun( Fuliinv ider, Ap- Alexandei ■, State Norma 1; Jamia Ridenour at Indian a Unive rsity; Ra- Retwisch, Civ Roscoe Bayer, Clerk L. N. R. R. ; Arthur Ehrhardt, Lockyear ' s Business Col- lege; Allen Green, Clerk Fuhrer Ford Milling Co.; Anna Alles, Clerk in County Agent ' s Office; Mary Louise Black, Stenographer at Keck-Gonner- man Co.; Eunice Caborn, Stenographer at Trimble ' s Office; Ruth Dex- heimer, Mt. Vernon National Bank; Elfreda Frick, Bookkeeper at Short ' s; Ruth Schultheis, Clerk at Pearson ' s Store; Mildred Prenzel, Cashier at Stinson ' s Store; Beulah Rhodes and Myrtle Green, Clerks at Rosenbaum ' s; Tim Crunk, Clerk at Hartung ' s. cated to the Alumni boys in ser by Mr. James Pearson and Son the high school students and i ivice flag coutainini; sixty-four stars was dedi- ice. The flag was presented to the High School At the same time a large silk flag bought by 1 Honor Roll given by the faculty, were pre- !. Man us All. Musi, iaii I . S. lui. .I..lin 15 ittHse I? ' r. s. Inf. (iilbeit Behiit k, Seig . V. S anal Halph lush, V. S. Inf. Wiltie. Musi iau I Musi Inf. r. s. A. Ill Haas, ( hief Yoeniai iiiuel Hadrleii Seint. v. S. vle Heir. . r. Hit . U. Harold .lolnisoii, I . S. A. in Ill A. .lolinsi i . S. A. iii-ailt ' oiil .loiies. I . S. X. H.niiau Kaiifiiiaii, r. S. A. K.iiii.-lli Kilt ,, Sri-t. I . S. A. Ilalph Kiicl.lci. I ii- WilliaTii F. MaiiKT, ( ' ..ip. I . S. A. IM.-1.1..U .McKa.l.lfii, r. s. A. Ivan M. Fa l«l.ii, Aviation ( ' (ii|is. K.-nii. ' tli Milk-i, S.Tiit. I . S. Inf. |{i.liai l Miller, Lieut. I . S. Inf. Hers.liel Millspausl I . S. A. Malcolm Mooie, r. s. A. Theddof.- Oesteiiiiai r. s. A. liaMiioiid Oliver, i . S. Ilif. Walter O ' Neal, I . S. A. Lemuel riiillips, I . S. Inf. Wayne Pit kles, I. S. A., (now it Lester Howe, Seigt. U. S. Inf. Phillip E. Rowe, Lieut. U. S. Inf. Ro.scoe C. Rowe, r. s. N. ■. Wasei .iilai 1 K. Williams, eut. I . S. Inf. •ett Wild, , S. A. He II. Wils ipt. Medical Corps, en.e Williams, idiiiaiue Dept. T. low in France). np. I . Zusi pain I . S. A. Klis Mlwar.l Tran-oi V. S. Inf. .lo.vd I). Suss., Deceased. ;iis .lelfries, 1 Cowen, Jack ?ona Row: Wayne Klotz, Lawrence Woodword, Mark Crunk, . Arthur Robb, James Morlock. 1 Wade, Elizabeth Spei . Edna Trousdal Sixth Row: Mary Carr, Madge Oliver, Susie Sugg Leipold, Jessie Pritchard, Belva Davis. Seventh Row: Elsie Sheretz, Elfreda Hironimus, I Lydia Riecken, Olivia Martin, Hazel Kagle ■ Fitton. Fern Top Row Maik Dawson Frar Fourth Row: Kelly Johnson, Fred Hageman, Hortei Jessie Lamb, Emily Bojce. Fifth Row: Roberta Cowen, Lucile Hempflins, Ait ret, Evelyn Baro, Nina Walker. , Thomat, Wiei, Chailes n, Floyd ■y Ashworth. Fritz Diet; e Utley. Helen Lawrence ir Thomas, Mildred Bai nnabelle Raymond, Bes 1 Row: Adabelle French, Charlotte Layer, Esther Barrett. Row: La Verne Niblo, Edna Grabert STIDKXTS HA IX ; FKW KI! THAX Si: i: ( Tup Row: H Ally Second Row: ;uford Roacli, Goble Mel Third Row: Chas. Miller, Ira Perkins, Joe Muoreliead, Edwui lis Allen, Louie Ashworth. Fourth Row: Harold Miller, Gerard Welch, Harold Seibert, ry Boyce, Bascom Goodwin. Fifth Row: Fred Bamberger, Jas. Conner, Alfred Weir, C Wm. Espenschied, Teddy Gill. Sixth Row: Emily Alldredge, Mildred Bailey, Edna Sheretz man, Virginia Lee Noon, Lillie Dale Kreie. Seventh Row: Louise Toliver, Helen Duncan, Hazel Schwt Howard, Selma Bokelman, Ida Mae Bateman. Eighth Row: Margaret Cooper, Gladys Topper, Henrietta Mann, Leola Miller, May Onyett. . Ellis, Har I Alexandei JIXIOK HUiH SCHOOL M. L. DENIiO History MAH(;AI{KT YINKKK II, Coiiimercial and tieograpliy JT ' LIETTK St ' HISLKY English MAKV lUPKXKIi WILLIAM KIECKEN Algebra, IJotany and Phjsii)logy i( H( ( l ( l,ASf Second Row: Florence York, Louise Ni.Lis , Katheryn Schaeffer, Freda Bernd, Mildred VerWayne, Flora Woodward, Edith Green, Letha Causey, Carrie Tippitt, Rose Morelock, Mabel Walling, Margaret Sugg, Lucile Page. Third Row: Elmer Seifert, Mary L. Raben, Octavia Kuhn, Elva Oeth, Mary Lloyd Abell, Emily Markham, Mildred Hogan, Helen Ruling, Florence Schaeffer. Lucile Hagemann, Wm. Bottomley. Fourth Row: Leslie Pharr, Elsie Zimmerman, Mayme Cowen, Corinne Bryan, Merle Grimwood. Miriam Wilson, Lela Utley, Jessie Conlin. Dorothea Dietz, Gladys Smith, Lucile Jenkins, Annie Laura Billups. Fifth Row: Wilfred Pearson, Alfred Daniel, David Benthall, Teddy Bereman, Wyman Williams, James Hurley, Herman Stephens, Otis Dixon Ver- dean Price, Chas. Lawrence. Sixth Row: Elmer Daws, Royul Kreie, Merle McFadden, Verlin Rhodes Jov Held, Harold Dunn, Paul Pfister, Earl Hames, Winston Jones. ' OHKinoU AT JIMOK HKiH S( HO MAM Al, TKAIMNC; SHOl IHE KITCHKN Mr. Behripk; • ' Remember my son. that beauty is only skin deep. " .lake: ■■That ' s deep enough for me, I ' m no cannibal. " ' ■Dad, I was simply great in the relay events, " boasted Lionel. ■■That ' s fine, son, " said his father. " Well, make use of those talents. Your mother will soon be ready to relay the carpets. " Merle Allyn: " Professor, is it ever possible to take the greater from t ■tty close approach to it when the conceit After an unsuccessful recitation in English, Miss Wiegand said: " Alas, Clay, you are better fed than taught. " " That ' s right, " said Clay, " You teach me — I feed myself. " Mr. Stinnett: " If H and O, wei Sidney: " Explosion. " t would we ha Mr. Sandefur, reading minor elect Period, Lionel Allyn, Lucille Hempfling. (Note)— The only question now is sses: " Art Drawing VII, Gth rid of Miss Dorsey. Miss Adams: " If a man sold 1117 what would he get? " William Bokelmann: " An Automobi t for $1117 a bushel Miss Smith: " Name some of Robert Burns ' songs? " Jett, after a pause: ' ■My heart ' s in the Highlands. " Miss Smith: " We ' re glad to know where it is. " Page Seventy-fou Jett: " Yes, but I wasn ' t tired. " Miss LaDuke: " Now we shal Owen, please stand up. " to do in case of fire Miss Shordon is my teacher; I shall not pass. She maketh me to translate Ifflcult sentences; she exposeth my ignorance before the whole class; she pre- lareth a test before m in the presence of mine comrades. Yes, though I study intil midnight she will give me a low grade, and I will stay in Latin forever. Harry Boyce: Marvin Cooper: H. B.: " No. b- Miss Shordon: " Elizabeth, define Elizabeth Clements: " A ball of n nts highly seasoned and fried. " Louise had been sent to the kitchen with a dish pan. She dropped the p; Miss Hanshoe anxiously asked, " Are you hurt? " " Why, Miss Hanshoe, do you think I would rattle that way? " asked Loui his way c heavenward, and he sat down with considerable force. ,Tust then Rev. Press came by and thinking he saw a chance for a joke, said: " Ah! Professor, the wicked stand in slippery places! " Professor Stinnett looked up at him a moment and snapped back: " So I see, but I ' ll be dinged if I can. " Mr. Sandefur: " What lesson do we learn from the attack on the Darda- Owen: " That a straight beats three kings. " Miss LaDuke to Owen who came to school with his finger tied up: " Whs the matter, Owen? " Nick: " Got a splinter in my finger. " Miss LaDuke: " That ' s a bad habit you have, scratching your head. " Mr. Sandefur: " Well, Henry, why are you opposed to war? " Henry Lueberman: " ' Cause war makes history and there ' s more than I McKelligott ' s father: " How ' s my boy petting a ntly " . answered Mr. Painter, " He doesn ' t bother thei Mr. Sandefur (shaking Duffy): " My boy. I believe the devil has a hold Duffy: " I believe he has, too. " Miss Smith: " What is the difference between results and consequc Mary E. Mackey: " Results are what you expect and consequenc r face so bright On this eve, why so much light? " Replied the moon So quick and soon " I ' m proud of the class. Of each laddies and lass Of nineteen hundred and eighteen. It ' s the finest class ever was seen To leave old M. V. H. S. This I earnestly do confess. " — .JOSEPHINE KELLY. SENIOR MliHAUY The Boss W. The Crisis Fi One Wonderful Night Comm Comrades Orvan Hall and Herb Forthoffer Farming It Loren Russell He Comes Up Smiling Oliver Seitert The House of Bondage M. V. H. S. My Lady Caprice Ruth Coke Personality Plus Paul Scherer The Things That Count Deportment Grades A Girl in Ten Thousand Emma Fullinwider A World of Girls Glee Club Chatterbox Eleanor Page Roughing It Trying Supervised Study Oh, Mary, Be Careful! Mary Ruminer The Big Little Person Madeline Forthoffer Three Men and a Maid Class Officers Mildred Mildred Blakely Our Bessie Bessie Jeffries Just a Woman Charlotte Brinkman An Amateur Gentleman Lyman Davis A Motor Maid Josephine Kelley Old Rose and Silver Class Colors The Mischief Maker P. Nuts Conlin Full of Fun Wm. Bokelman A Farmer Boy Ray Hames The Lost Paradise (?) High School A Famous Chauffeur Dale DeFur A Sweet Girl Graduate Louise Ashworth What ' s-his-name William McKelligott Something New Senior Play The Wonderful Year 1918 Seventeen Henry Chambers The Extra Day Saturday School Further Foolishness Sixty Minute Periods The Man in Evening Clothes S. Jett Williams A Sad Week in M. . H. ;■ i gloomily begun Tues. " Wed. " Thur. " Page SeventyeiKhl n ' nr HKiH SOH ) l SKKTCHKS HV HANK HAM. VVitli Apolosies to Abe Martin 5 made by most Seniors: What most High School students need is an eight hour night. There ' s nothin ' so disgustin ' as th ' speaker who begins his Asseml )om talk, by springing that well known favorite, " I am not goin ' t ' keep y ing from your interestin ' classes, " and then expects a laugh. You kin fool part o ' th ' parents all th ' time and all o ' th ' parents pi the time — but not on a blank in th ' deportment space. I desk is about th ' only thing tl side o ' class, tl Ever ' thing comes to him who waits but a reference book. Who remembers th ' good old days o ' forty minutes periods and 3:13 d O! fer a inventor o ' odorless Sen-Sens and Mints. ' A warnin ' is all th ' average High School student needs f make him 1 chance. The longer it takes you t ' select an easy subject the harder it is. ocity is returnin ' your pencil and borrowin ' , Why is it that some folks can ' t get noticed in the Assembly? Advice f students; Garlic will destroy th ' odor of onions. An optimist is a feller who believes that th ' test set fer t ' morrer wil pusponed. There must be such a thing as th ' element o ' luck, er how could some It pays t ' be good i 3 his Civics class, ury is Mr. Sandefur ' There hain ' t nothin ' as hard as a ( One advantage ' bout havin ' only ont There ' s a rea utes ' fore one. son fer everyth: ing— unless i ;t i Th ' saddest v . ' ords of tongue er pen " Plea ise Students that thought. . blurt out just what they tl Anybuddy that ' ; Page One 1 Row: Glenn Knight. Juanita Tudor, Ray Hani Faae Th.. Top Row: Madeline Forthoffer, Dorothy Doerr, Dale DeFur. Class Poet. Second Row: Ruth Coke. Charlotte Brinkman. Business Manager, Raym • ' NUBSEKY KHVMBS " the druggist ' s son, ■e when he tried to run; IS bad, and Tom was ma Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty Dumpty had a great (all; All the King ' s horses, and all the King ' s e Fern t Little Boy Blue, come blow your The orchestra ' s waiting as sure as Where ' s the little boy that plays Ask Susie Sugg. A-riding her pony so ga Along came the teacher Right where she could i And frightened the ponj Little Nick Horner sat Because he could not I: The teacher, she took Her little green book. And wrote, " O my, wh Hey diddle, diddle, the horn What makes you quit so so( The assembly enjoys such a And the trombone runs off Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your average go? A ' s, no B ' s, in Music, P ' s, And hundreds all in a row. Said a Preshie; " Oh, gee, it ' s no use, — . Right or wrong, I get all the abuse. For " they " think I ' m a fool — (everyone in the s Though of course that ' s a flimsy excuse. " It just makes me so mad I could croak, WHY is it that I ' m the prize joke? They all call me ' sonny ' , and act like it ' s funny, Because I get sick when I smoke. " But you betcha I ' m not gonna stay The Goat of the whole school alway, For each dignified Senior, despite his demeaiioi-. Was a green little Freshie one day. " AUTOGRAPHS WE THANK YOU! We, the Husiii .IOSi;i HIM ; K1:LI I:V, l{ll iI)e s Manasei Assistant?.. Madeline FoitofTer Lillian Stepl Home ot IJiMM vM. U nM.n..i;.a|li. F .r Diamonds, W.M.Ii.v, I,,, k.. sil- Ike Rosenbaum Will nds, pair your Watcli, t ' lock or Jewel Prices reasonable and all « A. A. SCHENK Groceries and Provisions Corner Water and Locust Sts. Mt. Vernon, Indiana Both Phones WANT SOME PRETTY HAIR? IT ' S EASY If you are not feeling right inside your first thought is some good medicine. Then if your hair is unhealthy why should not medicine be given that? OurSAN-TOX HAIR TOXIC is always suitable and advisable treat- ment for the hair just to make it soft, glossy and grow luxuriantly. BOYCE and WILLIAMS Fourth and Main Streets Both Phones 82 iMt. Vernon, Indiana ---Carry your Groceries--- Best and Lowest Prices ERWIN ' S 7th and Mill Sts. 1 Mt. Vernon and New Harmony Auto Transfer Line TIME TABLE LEAVES NEW HARMONY 7:45 a. m. and 12:30 p. m. LEAVES MT. VERNON 10:20 a. m. and 4:00 p. m. Chas. K. Cox PKOPKIErOR Chas. C. Moeller Tuner and Repairer of PIANOS and all kinds of mus- ical instruments. 502 E. WATER ST. Home Phone 147 The Guernsey DAIRY MARK BUTLER Proprietor 608 Grant St., Mt. Vernon, Ind. Dr. U. G. Whiting Dr. H. V. Whiting Mt. Vernon, Indiana Joe Onyett ' The Concrete Man " Blocks, Bricks, Plastering. All Kinds of Cement Work 608 E. Sixth St. Home Phone 120-W " EDUCATIOPN " 111. ' world ic( pmii ..s (Ik- .(Iik at • Ml. Wi- a iiK.liv ill lp|i iim tlii- Ve of (his fact aiMl « ■ want to mtv.- voii Hith your Star liiaiiil Slio.s liave been a favorite biaiHl for a loim while. Our Dry Goods, (iroceries, Qiieensware, Graiiiteware, and Tin- ware, have always given entire satis- faction. We will se e y ui continu- ously and keep in iiiliid )oiir vei , best interests. Our ston- is th,- lia.liii (enter of a lar e iiiiiiil ei of IIk- liesi people of Indiana. Illinois, and Kiiitm ky. la. C. L. LAWRENCE £, CO. Charles Dawson DRUGGIST Books. Stationery. Toilet Articles. Sporting Goods and iMusical Instruments Both Phones 150 Mrs. Florence ZIMMERMAN MILLINERY 325 MAIN ST. KECK - GONNERMAN CO. AGENTS FOR FORD - MAXWELL - OAKLAND Complete Stock of all kinds of Tires and Accessories POSEY COUNTY OFFICIALS Judse of the IN.sey ( ii.iiit ..„rt (Where tlu ehiss Hon. Here )!■ ' IS will L;et Justice) Valler llinkh Coilit Hailitl ;in i l)eiiiit Sheriff (Who will a l»r(. e uliii« Attorney (Who. we ho le. will he lenient) lesse K. Wa.le Circuit Clerk (Where we wil ■Aet our ■■licenses " ) Kelley DeKiir Deputy Au.litor (Whele we wil . ' Mill inl F. Hohison (Where we wi 1 re.ord-onr-deedV) ■ David Miller (Where we : Daniel Seifert ( oiinty Superiuteiideut (Under whose supei vision we hope to teach Iwaril Hehieus County Surveyor and Kngineer . (Who will surv Al -y our vast domains) in 1-,. (ie.upler (Who will make i Th; s progressive farmers) l. Mc I uuh (WhowUlmake :,ur highways famous) ' (Who will as sess our holdings) (Our friend ; t Commencement) (Who will wa Wilson, nalton Fletchal cli over our funds) , S. I . Thomas HENRY B. KNIGHT The first man in Posey County to pur- chase a motor truck for moving live stock. Call me if you have any live stock to move or sell. Pay highest cash price at your door or will move them by motor pov er. HENRY B. KNIGHT HOME PHONE 81i CABORN R. F. D. No. 3 MT. VERNON, INDIANA Ry 1 Home Cooking at the IJehrick Jake A. Behrick General Contractor and Builder CARR HOTEL 119 E. WATER STREET Good Rooms at Reasonable Rates Office over First National Bank Cumberland Phone No 251 Cumberland Phone 238 BOTH PHONES 47 You can buy groceries any- where but we believe our thinge are as good and fresh as any in the city. Kindly give us a trial. The Phonograph with a Soul! THE NEW EDISON " Fie-crcatc the Voice " Sold by Simon F. Maurer 614 West Second St. Alles Brothers Furniture Co. Anything pertaintion to REAL ESTATE consult JOHN E. ANDERSON CIVIL ENGINEER and abstracter of land titles. Has made moie abstracts Posey County lands than all abstracters combined Alwavs see him before doing things in REAL ESTATE Teachers Wanted! The deiiiand for teachers v iiig their doors foi- Iiiok of teacl for i»ositions and for patrioti( ■ ever so stroiiy. Schools are now clos- This means (lie sreatest opportunity ■rn Indiana. i)i;i ' . i{TMK rs Preparatory, College, Nonual, Music, Agriculture, Orcharding, Man- ual Training, Domestic Science, Expression, Bible. The Cronbach Indu.s- trlal Sc hool stands next to Pnrdue a.s a school for industrial education. DAIKS Robert Johnson FINEST STRAWBERRIES R. F D 9 Phone 132-R The Riverside Hotel Desirably located for t. fine view of the river. 1 23 W. Water Street Fred Hironimus, Prop. Cumb. Phone 232 Home 588 CLEM V. SCHENK Sanitary I ' lunibing, Heating, Koof- inn, Slieet letal Work, Sewer Tiles and Fittings. .loluis-Manville .Asbes- tos Hoofing a Specialty. . hsolutely fire-proof and approved by tlie Indiana Underwrilers. :it8 West Second St., Conditions in a Jation at War bring new banking proDlems ana further tests of BANKING STRENGTH To meet eacK new demand and to bring to our customers service adequate to tne unusu- al times is tne constant aim of tKis bank. TKe Mt. Vernon National Bank " The bank xvitK the chime clock " Large enough to serve anj) -- Strong enough to protect all A College Diploma and a Dodge Brothers Motor Car should be the goal of every student entering High School LICHTENBERGER ' S mt. vernon, ind The Home of Hart Schaffner and Marx CLOTHIERS LOWENHAUPT ' S lib MAIN STREET MT. VERNON, INDIANA ZIMMERMAN BARKER Mt. Vernon, Indiana Henry Schnur DEALER IN FLOUR. FEED AND FIELD SEED 412 Main St. Mt. Vernon, Indiana DR. D. C RAMSEY Mt. Vernon, Indiana R. R. SCHULTZ Graduate Veterinarian Mt. Vernon, Indiana Always at Your SERVICE Tente and Son GROCERS West Second St. Both Phones No. 11 L. A. Riecken Son All kinds of Shoe Repairing and Rubber Vulcanizing 132 West Fourth Street Mt. Vernon, Ind. REMEMBER The Gerber Grocery and Meat Market We sell our meat cheaper because we do our oicn wo)-]:. We sell our groceries in like mannei ' . We deliver to avy part of the city. Your Parot)! i i irill hi- niJiin ndtcd. Prompt Delivery Pleoio- cull TIk Ccrlu-r Crncrry Company ROSENBAUM BROS. .A,C Mt. Vernon ' s Shopping Center Our tailors at Fashion Park have selected selection ol ilolln-s we have oidered t ' oi ' Spring and Fall. Vc waul oii lo tliat in connection Hilli 0,11 lavl ' aiK develoimients we e - JARODZKI CO. Solicit Your Patronage We always pay the highest prices for eggs, poultry, butter scrap iron, junk, hides and anything off the farm. Telephone 97 We Clean and Press Clothes BUT BEING TAILORS, Our specialty is making clothes to Order Give US a Trial P. W. WENZEL Why I Breed Single Comb Buff Minorcas 1 breed Single iiinl) Miii the world and the deinaiid li account of the all around s ' " The Buff Minorcas are a ties, good layers of extra Iaiy Give them a trial and I am FRED P. DIETZ Flowers for all occasions Give U5 an Order James A. Blackburn THE FLORIST Home Phone 80 Cumberland Phone 309 Wolf Harlem Insurance 111 East Fourth St. Don ' t Say Flour Say AZILE The Best Hoi •e sired by boars weighiiii; l. iO( llis. and iiiort s are sired by boars equally as nood. My lierd boars inspected. Stocli for sale at all times. W. P. TKNMSON, MT. VKKNON, INDIANA. A. P. Utley Son Quality Strawberries R. F. D. No. 3 Farmersville, Ind. GUS T. AYDT Horseshoeing and General Blacksmithing Plow Grinding, Disc Sharpening, etc. ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES Phofie Us Your Needs OSCAR KECK DR C H. FULLINWIDER Mt. Vernon, Indiana J. G. HERMAN BUICK AUTOMOBILES Accessories and Repairing CUMBERLAND PHONE 95 HOME PHONE 220 Phil. H. Hageman LIVE STOCK DEALER H Cumberland Phone 33 118-124 Main St. Mt. Vernon, Indiana JAS. W. PEARSON and SON An exclusive line i)f household furnishings. Stop in to-d.iy and hear our select line of Victor records. KLEIN 4 WASEM GROCERY CO. Notice Out Cash and Carry Plan " There ' s a Reason " GET IN TOUCH WITH THE GOOD EATS STORE Peopl e ' s Bank Trust Company " TliK 1 In-h.l OPPORTUNITY a loud of dust alon a plain And iiiKl.rii. A luiioiis l ; SI„.,|UM1 „,M Wav.rtMl, th atli the cloud, or in it, rasctl (tic. and men yelled, and swords n swords and shields. A prince ' s I.amier A ciaven hii AikI thoiiuht That l lii»- 1)1 Hliinl tiling: Aii.l l..».Tin m alon-4 the battle ' s edije, : " Had 1 a sword of keener steel — ule that the king ' s son hears. — but this ' He snapped and Hung it from his hand, , cr. ' pt away and left the field. Tlu ' ii am. ' ( Aii.l Heai.un Hilt biirit a i And ran iuul Lifted afiesh And saved a u- kini; ' s son, woun.led, v,,ic bestead, .ss, and saw th. ' hn.k.n s«,,i(l, 1 the dry and trodden sand, snatched it, and with battle shout , he hewed his enemy down. great cause on the heroic day. " This poem has succeeds is the man not the one who sit a practical life lesson for each of you. The man who who has the ability to make use of the tools at hand — BK 1 VX AirOK OX THK STAtJE OF LIFE People ' s Bank Trust Co. John Forthoffer MANUFACTURER OF Ginger Ale, Lemon. Crown Brew, Port Beer, Strawberry, Orange and Cream Soda. Pure Pineapple. Nectorade and Cream de Menth Cola. ESTABLISHED 1883 Mt. Vernon. Indiana MT. VERNON STEAM LAUNDRY UP-TO-DATE 213-215 W. Second Street Phone 143 American Hominy Company MANUFACTURERS OF WHITE CORN GOODS HIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR CORN DR. J. W. MOSES Veterinarian Vaccination of hogs a Specialty Mt. Vernon Indiana W. H. Fogas, DRUGGIST THE REXALL STORE Mt. Vernon, Ind. Phillips Bros. Mill Lumber Company Lumber Lathes and Shingles Cabinet and Millwork Hardwood a Specialty James Walls TRUCK AND BERRIES Cumberland Phone 132-w Solitude, Ind., R. F. D. 9 Stop at Herman Bray ' s Grocery Store for Quality and Prices 815 W. Second St. Wear Paul Jones Middies this Summer! I ' mil .lout ' s Middies aie iKittenied after tlie iniddics worn bv the I S sjiilois now gum ding our toast Main of the st h ' s ha e einhleiiis ( iiihroideieil oii the sleeves whi h k ' lid a patnotu touch to the niidd rht khaki with eiiihroideied eiuhleiii IS tspet lalh | o] uhir I ' aul Jon s " Middies aie the highest (|ualit iiiidd bh)uses manufactured ( all si and s Stinson Brothers Dry Goods Company Bex A. Trimble ATTORNEY - AT - LAW Evertson Building Mt. Vernon, Indiana C. S. Towle, D. C. Chiropractor Lady Graduate Assistant I. O. O. F. Bldg. Mt. Vernon, Indiana I make old clothes new and new ones, too JOHN W. HALL When wanting up-to-date Millinery don ' t think of shopping anywhere else but the Gage Hat Shop. OLIVIA KUHN 220 Main DR. T. J. EMMICK Mt. Vernon, Ind. Wear King Quality Shoes MADE BY ARNOLD $3.50 to S6.00 Who ' s Your Tailor? Reg. in U. S. Pat. Off. 1906 By Ed V. Price Co. LET ED. V. PRICE CO. tailor your next suit to your individual measure. Orders taken by W. A. BRYANT At Bryant Company Store H. BRINKM4N Anna Schieber and Co. NEEDLEWORK For MATERIALS FURNITURE STOVES . Low Prices Best Quality Cumberland Phone 3 Home Phone 159 100-104 Main Street Mt. Vernon, Indiana Interviews Solicited Both Phones " A friend in need i.s a fiieiid indeed. ' The best friend to be liad in the days to come is a 10, 15 or 20 jmynient policy IN THK NFAV YORK LIFE INSlRAJiCK (OMP.ANY. Secure it to-day, tomorrow may he too late. J. OLIVER, Special Agent Office Ilia E. Fourth St Mt. Vernon, Ind. For the BEST M hen Printed by US EAT-- Walter ' s Ice Cream it ' s done Right The Western Star SODAS AND SUNDAES PRINTERS BINDERS Fancy Ice Cream Made to Order Walter Brothers DESIGNERS 128-130 East Second Street Ml. Vernon, Indiana Truly an American In- stitution vnicn stands solidl}? behind all Amer- ican Institutions and the Interest of True Amer- icans. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK MT. VERNON, INDIANA Duroc Jersey--the big Red Hogs with Quality Growthy, Prolific and Profitable Planners ' and Feeders ' P ' avorite. Stock from best blood of breed. Choice breeding stock for sale at all times. Philip and Herman Seifert Rural Route 7 xMt. Vernon, Ind. Call or Write ALWAYS A GOOD SHOW Empress ' xheatre Clint Stroud 127 MAIN STREET Mt. Vernon, Indiana KLAUS ' SWEET SHOP PLAIN AND FANCY ICE CREAM Everything in Bakery Line Sodas Sundaes BOTH PHONES HOME 165 2 CUMB. 244 J CORNER SECOND AND MAIN STREETS Harding 4 Miller Music Co. PIANOS and PLAYER PIANOS SHEET MUSIC COR. FIFTH AND MAIN ST. MT. VERNON, IND. A. HARTUNG and BROTHER The Popular Store for all kinds of School Wearing Apparel for Girls and Boys at Reasonable Prices Your RED CROSS membership is %J for only one year -5_J DO NOT LET IT EXPIRE J. H. BLACKBURN, County Membership Chairman CECIL M. BUSH Life and Fire Insurance Both Phones Mt. Vernon, Indiana 111 E. Fourth St. Olivers Restaurant Stort Orders at all hours 125 West Second Street DR. C. P. BARRETT St. Nicholas Building Mt, Vernon, fnd. You friends can hun atni- thi)ig i oii can give them ex- cept iiiitir PHOTOGRAPH Make your appointynents at BUELL ' S STUDIO The Posey County Fire Association 1917 amounted to 18c per $100.00 of insurance, for last five years, 45c per $100.00 of insurance. Average assessments for last ten years, 40c per $100.00 of insurance. Wlien in need of protection of tliis liind call any one of the following Trustees:. W. J. Blackburn, Home Phone, Route 7; K. K. Knight, Cimi- berland Thone, Houte 2; V. L. Walker, .Jr., Cumberland Phone, Route 10; Walter Carroll, Route 16, New Harmony; .1. ,J. Weir, Poseyville. You may have any part tifying the Secretary. ice cancelled f ' by DICTATOR ' The Flour the Best cooks Use " Manufactured by Fuhrer-Ford Milling Co. iMt. Vernon, Indiana E.E. DAWSON Dry Goods Shoes and Groceries In Fact a General Store Solitude, Ind. Cumb. Phone 232-J High Grade Toilet Articles for sale by JOSEPH LIMBERGER At the Sanitary Barber Shop BATHS 238 MAIN STREET A. V. Weisinger Mt. Vernon, Ind. l OI,ISHIN(; MOI ' S AM) n i,isHi;s ()-( KDAl! — Xt ' w triiiiiyiilai sliap.- with ad.jiistaMc liaixllo r J iiiclio " WIZZARl) — Rouiui shape, 50v each. O-CEDAIl OIL and LIQIH) KXKKIJ in two sizes, 2.-.r and r Oc eacli. Pull line of AVhite Cotton Mops, Mop Wringers, Floor Brushes and Brooms. FLiEXIBI.K (JAIAAXIZED STKKL IM) )U MATS — 14x2J 7.M ; 20X.30 — .$1.2.- ; 22 ;{r. — $1.7.5. GENlIXi; » (X OA IMtOKMATS — 14x24— 7.5c ; 1 6x27— $1.(10; 18x30 — $1.25; 20x;{;{ — $l..-)0. liKASS (TKTAIX HODS Adjust 22 to 40 iiK hes and 2 » to .54 in hes @ 1.5f each. Flexible Extension ( uriain Hods a 2.5 each. Flexible ( nrtain Itods f,,r in and outsi.le, 10c to 20c each. Brass Curtain liinns, I ' ole So( k ' ts. E. B. JSCMt-iNK MARlJ VA,RfE COV1PAN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES! ' llieie lias n.-v,..- 1m-.„ a „„„,■ fav- educatloii, to add to this a si e -ific training, such as a thorough business course, and make it mean so much to them. This is one of the fourteen INDI- ANA lusixKss ( )i,LK(;i:s, of uliich Cliarles ( ' . Ciina is jiresident. For information, call on or write, Kred AV. Case. I ' rincipal. CENTRAL BUSINESS COLLEGE Eventually- Why Not Now? DREAMLAND THEATRE D. Otto Hitner, Mgr. The BEST in PICTURELAND Plumbing and Heating FURNACES ROOFING METAL WORK LYNN M. STRACK BOTH PHONES 415 MAIN ST. Court Hotel Old Fashioned Cooking Served in the Old Fashioned Way Special rate to city trade Mrs. J. C. Maier SMOKEWELL CIGAR CO. GENTO = HIGH LIFE HEALTH CLUB WHITMAN ' S CHOCOLATES Try the New Compensation At Herb ' s Shop You will find the barbers to be the best, and up-to-the-minute in our line. A complete line of Tonics, Shampoos and Iassage Creams. I also do Lady Shampooing and Massaging. Herb. W. Redman Proprietor 325 Main Street Dr. J. E. Doerr MT. VERNON. IND. Loren H. Russell Signs and Show Cards R. F. D. 8 Farmersville, Ind. ■ DR. RANES 117 E. Second Street Mt. Vernon, Ind. Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds Prize wimiiiis Stock. Won 8 Hil.lxins out of 12 eiilik ' s in .lannary 1918 Sl.ow at Kvansville, also won ( lianipionslii|) on Male in 1917 and an l 1918 Siiou. ISesI hir.l in S1i, h i:«i; and Stork in season, Geo. J. Seifert, Located at Caborn Ind., Route 7 Mt. Vernon, Ind. The Breeze Green House 401 West Seventh Street Both Phones Malcolm W. Able The " Shoe Doctor " at the Electric Shoe Repair= ing Shop 321 W. Second Street PRINTERS that PRINT There are other printers, but we are just one of them. m ■ MT. VERNON DEMOCRAT F. J. BRAUN GENERAL CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION " POLK SYSTEM " MONO- LITHIC CONCRETE SILOS, TANKS, and GRAIN BINS CABORN, IND. R. R. 7 FROM MT. VERNON Farmer ' s Elevator Co. INCORPORATED Dealers in COAL Both Phones Woman Plans- -Man Builds When a man builds a home, he will do well to counsel his wife or wife-to-be, for the result will be a home of comfort, step-saving conven- ience, beauty and hannony. A home is what you want, but it takes lumber to make a i-eal home. suitable kiml of ' InmlHi. Build a lionic tor li.i-, ni.lhiiii; will please any Ix ' tter. Chas. Smith, Jr. Sons Both Phones 41 G. A. ASHWORTH Dry Goods and Groceries Both Phones No. 177 819 Main Street Mt. Vernon, Indiana ' Butter-Kisr Popcorn Better than Just Popcorn NIBLO ' S Printing " As It Should Be Done " Work: Embosfing: Catalogues: Engraving: SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO HIGH SCHOOL ANNUALS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS Koenemann - Riehl Compan}) 409-409 ' Upper Second St., Linthicum Building Evan5 )ille, Indiana, U. S. A.

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