Mount Vernon High School - Surveyor Yearbook (Alexandria, VA)
- Class of 1915
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. rrt ... , - _ ■ • i.i ■ ■ ( " " " ■ t p ' ;Slle=5 i s.i V « Vf ...In Memorium... RUTH SCHNEIDER. For three years Ruth Schneider was a member of the Class of Nineteen Fifteen. Those of us who were fortunate enough to have her for a classmate miss her most. Her ability, her studious habits, and her depth of character commanded the recognition and respect of all who knew her. Her struggle for an education was sustained by high ambition and invin- cible pluck. Who knows how great were the dreams which made her smile at all hardships and difficulties! In fact, she seemed to welcome every trial as a test of her independence and self-reliance. It is fitting for us to perpetuate the memory of her high school career. Her splendid example of honesty in all things, honor, and habits of study should be emulated in the lives of all students in high school and especially in the lives of her classmates. She quietly passed away on July 2 3, 1914. Although she is gone, she is not forgotten. W.n County PuWjcUM 900 Webster btre« .. .THK HOOP POT.F . .. Published by the Senior Glass of Mt. Vernon, Ind. High School 1915 Fourth Annual Publication so 79 1042 2 2 2058395 ...Dedication... TO OUR PARENTS Who, by their self-sacrifice, love, and devotion, have made it possible for us to pursue our educational career thus far, we affectionately dedicate this book. Hoard of Education CHAS. T. JOHNSON, President. HERMAN ROSENBAUM, Secretary. REV. PAUL PRESS, Treasurer. E. J. LLEWELYN, A. M., Superintendent City Public Schools. QUALI FICATIONS. A. B. Degree, Earlham College, 1907. A. M. Degree, Indiana University, 1910. Graduate Student, Columbia Uni- versity. State Professional License. State Life License. County Institute Instructor. Public Speaker and Lecturer. Chautauqua Platform Manager. EXPERIENCE. District School, one year. Grades, two years. Superintendent Schools, Fishers. Ind., 1898-1901. Superintendent Schools, Arcadia, Ind., 1901-1905. Superintendent Schools, Sheridan, Ind., 1905-1911. Professor of Education, Earlham College, Summer Term. 1907. Superintendent City Public Schools, Mount Vernon. Ind., from July 1, 1911. County Institute Instructor, sine 1910. Chautauqua Platform Manager. since 1914. Faculty CHESTER E. SANDEFUR, Principal, History and Civics. QUALIFICATIONS. Graduate, Indiana State Normal School, 190 9. Student, Indiana University. Student, University of Chicago. QUALIFICATIONS. A. B. Degree, Franklin College, 1911, ( " Magna cum Laude. " ) High Honors in Major Subject and Extended work in History. EXPERIENCE. District Schools, two years. Head of Science Department, Shel- by ville (Indiana) High School, 1911-1912. Head of Mathematics Department, Mount Vernon High School, 1912-1914. Principal Mount Vernon High School, and Head of History Department, from September, 1914. MARY E. SMITH, English and Public Speaking. A man may smile and smile, and be a villian. LOUIS B. STINNETT, Science. Student Indiana University. LYDIA M. WALL, Commercial Branches. QUALIFICATIONS. Michigan State Normal, four terms. Graduate, Teachers ' Course, Ann Arbor Shorthand School, Ann Arbor, Michigan. HOKTENSE VIRGINIA HALE, Latin. A. B. DePauw University, ' 13. Owin ' to th ' great overproduction of advice it ' s alius cheap, CAROLINE I. HIKSCHY, German. A. B. " Cum magna laude " Indi ana University, ' 13. HARRY H. CALVERT, Manual Training and Mathematics A. B. DePauw University, ' 13. JOHN C. KRUG, Mathematics and ; Athletic Coach. A. B. Indiana University, ' 13. How soon we are forgotten while we ' re still here. DORA PRENZEL, Household Arts and English. Student Indiana State Norma! School. Student University of Chicago. MAY DORSEY, Music and Drawing. Graduate Southern Illinois State Normal School, Carbondale. 111., ' 09. Graduate Indianapolis Conser- vatory of Music, ' 13. RUBY J. PFISTER, Office Clerk and General Assistant Graduate Commercial Depart- ment, 1912. Student Indiana State Normal School. Student Locky ear ' s Business College, five months. Many receive advice, only the wise protil by it. ; siili iSli$: 10 Things lost are valued most. II Give an ' fergit. .Editorial In presenting to you this fourth annual edition of " The Hoop Pole " , we have sincerely put forth our best efforts. Of course, we could not please all of you with all of it, or all of you with any of it, hut we honestly believe and hop ' ; to come as near pleasing all as any other class has done. As our last days of school life are nearing, we have endeavored to accomplish a task which will always bring us pleasant memories. We have brought before you all phases of school life from the great to the unimportant, endeavoring to show the advancement and addition of various courses and factors. We hope that everyone realizes the important and signifi- cance of this edition of " The Hoop Pole. " 12 Bein ' good is such a lonesome job. EDITORIAL STAFF. Editor-in-Chief Philip E. Rowe ASSISTANTS. Athletics Karl Schnabel Literary Nannie Jeffries Household Arts Helen Robinson Typists Olga Seibert and Boetticher Bailey Public Speaking William Hanshoo Manual Training Arthur Streeby Music Florence Pfister jokes V Henry Hanner Alumni Pbyllis Schierbaum Historians Esther Bridges and Frank (J rant Prophets Edson Erwill and Harle Curtis Attorney Dora Helm Poet Timmie Butcher 13 It ' s goin ' some t ' be prominent enough to be criticised. Business Manager Principal BUSINESS STAFF. Agnes Bates Mr. C. E. Sandefur Assistants. Dora Hagemann Perry Williams Armada Wade Lena French Karl Griess Paul Kemper John Staples 14 How t ' be civil tho ' busy is a mighty rare accomplishment. ENIDR •■ ' ■■■■■■ :■-■■ ' : ' ' - - » WKrimmm in A P Ppif f ' WL.M J SlBwfe ■Mr i ' ' • ' WM W CLASS OFFICERS. Harley Curtis President Agnes Bates Secretary Frank Grant Treasun r Class Motto — " Not heedless of the future. " Class Colors- — Maroon and White. Class Flower — Red and White Carnation. 15 Creation ' s heirs, the world, the world is ours 1 BOETTICHER O. BAII.EY, " Bet. " Hoop-pole Staff, Class Play. " I hold no society with grief. AGNES BATES, " Ignatz. " Business Manager of Hoop-pole. Secretary of Class, " Jack O ' Hearts. " " Do you know I am a woman? When I think, I must speak. " KATHERINE BOKELMANN, " Kit. " Class Play. " Vain? Let her be so! Nature was her teacher. " ESTHER BRIDGES, " Hess. " Hoop-pole Staff, Class Play. " Wise to resolve, and patient to perform. " 16 Be good but don ' t try so hard to be caught at it. RALPH BUSH, " Sprout. " Football, Basketball, Traek, Class Play. " At lovers ' perjuries, they say Jove laughs. " JIMMEE BUTCHER, James. " Hoop-pole Stnft, Class Pla; " One of Eve ' s family. HARLEY CURTIS, " Tin Ear. " Hoop-pole Staff, Track. (lass President. " We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all. " ALPHA DARIES. " Wearing the white flower of blameless life. " 1 They are never alone thai are accompanied with noble thoughts NORA DAVID. " Norie. " ' From the looks, not the lips, is the soul reflected. " FLOYD DOUGLAS, " Peabody. " Football, Track. " I live in the crowds of jollity, not so much to enjoy company as to shun myself. " EDSON ERWIN, " Lock. " Hoop-pole Staff, " Jack O ' Hearts, " Debating, Discussion, Track. " I am a citizen of the world. " LENA FRENCH, " Leaner. " Hoop-pole Staff, Class Play. " Beautful as sweet. " 18 He is oft the wisest man who is not wise at all. FRANK GRANT, " Skeeter. " Hoop-pole Staff, Class Play. Class Treasurer. " Clever men are good, but not the best. " KARL GRIESS, " Grazzles. " Hoop-pole Staff, " Jack O ' Hearts. " " Although he has much wit, He is very shy of using it. " WALTER GRIESS, " Bud. " Football, Class Play. " Brief let me be. " DORA HAGEMANN, " Dodo. " Hoop-pole Staff, Class Play. Glee Club. " Infinite riches in little room. " 19 Lots of us know more 1 than we ought o and not is much as we should, HENRY HANNER, " Duke. " Hoop-pole Staff. " In framing an artist, nature hath thus decreed, To make some good, but others tc exceed. " WILLIAM HANSHOE, " Priscilla. " Hoop-pole Staff. " I ' ve never any pity for con- ceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them. " DOYLE HEIRONIMUS, " Brick. " Class Play. " I am not only witty in myself, but cause that wit in other men. " HAROLD HELLMUTH, " Slop. " Orchestra. " Work first, and then rest. ' 20 What has become o ' all th ' child wonders we used to know in school? DORA HELM, " Dodie. " Hoop-pole Staff. " If I be waspish, best beware my sting. " NANNIE JEFFRIES, " Nan. " Hoop-pole Staff, Class Play ' Her life serene. " MARTHA JOHNSON, Class Play, Glee Club. ' Zealous, yet modest. " H E R I A N K A U F I A N N . " Herm. " Football, Track. " His worth is warrant for Ins welcome. " 21 He that wants hope is the pooresl man alive, PAUL KEMPER, ' ' Pete, " Hoop-pole S taff, " Jack O ' Hearts ' But Jove alone endues the soul with worth. " LOUISE MANN. " Jack O ' Hearts, " Glee Club. " Her airs, her manners, all who see admire. " IVAN McFADDEN, " Fatty. " Football, Track, Debating. " Heroic built, though of terres- trial mould. " HELEN McGARY. " She is herself of best things, the collection. " 22 A crank alius starts something. OMA MOIT, " Omie. " " She never followed wicked ways. " FLORENCE PFISTER. Hcop-pole Staff, Class Play, Glee Club. " With much to praise, little to be forgiven. " WILFRED PHILLIPS, " Bill. " Basketball, Track. " True as the needle to the pole, or as the dial to the sun. " HELEN ROBINSON, Hoop-pole Staff, Class Play, Glee Club. " If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own ex u being. " 23 Aii education sliows some people how devilish little other people Knew PAUL KEMPER, " Fete. " Hoop-pole Staff, " Jack O ' Hearts. " But Jove alone endues the soul with worth. " LOUISE MI " Jack O ' Hearts, " " Her airs, her man see admire. " IVAN McFADD " Fatty. " Football, Track, De " Heroic built, though trial mould. " HELEN MeGARY " She is herself of best the collection. " 22 A crank alius starts something. OMA MOIT, " Omie. " " She never followed wicked ways. " FLORENCE PFISTER. Hoop-pole Staff, Class Play, Glee Club. " With much to praise, little to be forgiven. " WILFRED PHILLIPS, " Bill. " Basketball, Track. " True as the needle to the pole, or as the dial to the sun. " HELEN ROBINSON, Hoop-polo Staff, Class Play, Glet ' Club. " If eyes were made for seeing, Then Beauty is its own excus being. " 23 An education shows some people how devilish little other people kno PHILIP E. HOWE. " Gus. " Editor-in-Chief of Hoop-pole. " Jack O ' Hearts, " Football, Cap- tain of Basketball. " A prince, blue-eyed, and fair in face; Of temper amorous, as the first of May. " JZORA RUMINER. Class Play. " Is she not passing fair; JOHN SANDER, " Broad. " Class Play, Orchestra, Debating. " Much too wise to walk into a well. " PHYLLIS SCHIERBAUM. Hoop-pole Staff. " Whatever anyone does or says, I must be good. " 24 You ' ve got t ' go some t ' come back. KARL SCHXABEL, " Doll. " Hoop-pole Staff, Class Play, Captain of Football, Track. " Hoch der Kaiser. " OLGA SEIBERT. Hoop-pole Staff, Glee Club. " An open hearted maiden, pure and true. " BESSIE SHAW, " Bess. " Class Play. " I have often regretted speech, never my silence. " JOHN STAPLES. (Has not yet completed work required for graduation.) 25 What if our words were mean! for deeds. ARTHUR STREEBY, ' Johnson. " Hoop-pole Staff, Class Play, Bas- ketball. " He is wise who never slips on his own salve or falls over his own bluff. " ARMADA WADE, " Mada. " Hoop-pole Staff, " Jack O ' Hearts. " " She ' s modest as ony, and blithe as she ' s bonnie. " LOLA WALKER. " Jack O ' Hearts. " " Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn. " EVERITT WILD, " Chick. " Class Play, Debating, Basketball, Track. " The spirit of a youth that means to be of note. " 26 Be a live one if it kills you. PERRY WILLIAMS. " Percy. " Hoop-pole Staff. ' The noblest mind the best con- tentment has. " CLASS SONG... WE WANT TO LINGER. We are leaving you, Our hearts leaving too, We can no longer do, What we like the best of all is High School, For we soon must all be saying, Good-bye, We all want to stay, Dear old Mount Vernon High We hate to leave so soon. Chorus. We want to linger, a little longer, In old M. V. H. S. We all love the red and white, For it stands for honor, strength and right. We want to stay there, we want to play there, We won ' t know what to do Without students, teachers, superintendent, We want to linger with you (Old High School) Just to linger with you. This nineteen fifteen class, Was sailing very fast, To seek their future way, But ere they started to set sail Unto the distant shores they halted saying, Cood-bye, " Future we shall heed " . We must linger there, before we leave so soon. KARL SrHXARKl J 7 We have met the enemy and they are ours. Class History Introduction. " Universal history, the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at bottom t lie history of the great men who have worked here. They vere the leaders of men, these great ones; the modelers, patterns, and in a wide sense, creators, of whatsoever the general mass of men contrived to do or to attain. All tilings that we see standing accomplished in the world are properly the outer, material result, the practical realization and embodiment of thoughts that dwelt in the great men sent into the world. The soul of the whole world ' s history, it may justly be considered, were the history of these. " One comfort is, that great men taken in any way, are profitable company. Carlyle studied men in six great divisions: the Hero as Divinity; the Hero as Piophet; the Hero as Poet; the Hero as Priest; the Hero as Man of Letters; the Hero as King. To this we will add a seventh, the Hero as Student. CHAPTER I. The Hero as Freshman. On any terms whatsoever, you will not grudge to wander in the Company of the seventh class of heroes for a while. The hero as Student, chosen out of widely distinct countries, and in mere external figure, differing altogether, c ught, if we look faithfully at him, to illustrate several things for us. When this band of heroes as freshman entered the portals of the high school in the year of 1911, they numbered seventy. This was an important date in the history of the school, for this was the largest band entering the school at any one time. During this freshman period several left this large number of heroes and went into the world to seek their fortune. During the season of football, several of the heroes indulged. Only one succeeded in making the team, but he long since has left the ranks of the chosen. In the middle of the year several more heroes were added to this large body, partially succeeding in atoning for these who had departed from the ways of knowledge. During this period of their lives, several of the heroes made excellent be- ginnings for brilliant futures. CHAPTER TI. The Hero As Sophomore. When this band of heroes returned the following fall, they had shrunk visibly in numbers. Several, however, were added from the outlying districts. They were no longer freshmen, for they had adapted themselves to the rules and regulations of the school and they became Sophomores. Several of these heroes were taken by the heroes of ' 16, while a few were taken from the heroes of ' 14. Among the former were Paul Welker, Kenneth Allison and Miriam Fuelling, while Leah Suddoth, Elwood Burlison, Cullen Sugg, and Grace Wil- liams joined the heroes of ' 14. Again, as before, several of our heroes competed in Athletics and " Doll " Schnabel and Ivan McFadden helped make the football team. It was at this time that the Big Six Association was formed and when the call came for track material, our heroes responded. Again " Doll " succeeded in helping to win fame for the school, for he, with the rest of the track team, competed with the other schools of the Big Six Association at Evansville. Later, after the weather 28 Our deeds are sometimes better than our words. became so inclement, outdoor practice was not to be thought of, a basket-ball team was organized. Streeby won a place for himself in this line of Athletic--. During this year, the precedent of class distinctions was abolished both in name and in practice, excepting for the Senior heroes, who were allowed to retain their own places in the assembly hall and to be distinguished from the rest of the school by the name Seniors. CHAPTER III. The Hero As Junior. We who started as the under-workers, acting in accord with the leader of these bands of heroes, at last succeeded in working our way through strife and combats of both brain and muscle, to high standing as Junior Heroes. We were three-fourths through and had but one more year to distinquish ourselves and our band. This year we were represented in athletics by a much larger number than ever before. Bush, Schnabel, Wild and McPadden helped to represent our school at the Big Six meet held that year for the last time under the name of " Big Six. " A short time before, a team was sent to Evansville, taking Bush, Erwin and Schnabel with them. Erwin distinguished himself as a long distance swim- mer, while Schnabel showed that, although he had been on the track for three years, he still retained his old time speed and endurance. The year passed all too quickly for us. CHAPTER IV. The Hero As Senior. When the band returned in the fall they felt they had now become seniors. The number had dwindled from seventy to forty-five, twenty-two heroines and twenty-three heroes. In the course of time all heroes meet one enemy that cannot be conquered. Death visited our band before we were ready to make the final struggle for the goal and took our beloved classmate, Ruth Schneider, who died July 23, 1914. Her memory is with us as we go on our way. Some of our heroes bravely entered the field of Public Speaking; Edson Erwin, John Sander, Ivan McFadden, and Everett Wild in Debating; and Edson Erwin in Discussion, and whether winning or losing; earned the pride and praise of the school. This year our heroes became prominent in Athletics, " Doll ' Schnabel being captain of the football squad and Philip Rowe becoming captain of the bask p t- ball team. Floyd Douglas, Ralph Bush, Karl Griess, Walter Griess and Philip Rcwe were also on the football team, while Everett Wild played in basket- ball. At the beginning of December, a senior meeting was called and by a uranimous vote, we decided to publish the annual again this year. Another such meeting was held about the second week in January. In this meeting we decided that our band of heroes needed a leader, and with this in mind. we elected Harley Curtis chief leader and Agnes Bates and Frank Grant as his as- sistants. With these three leaders we thought that the band of ' 15 would be led toward victory and high attainment in the struggles which every herd has to meet. At the beginning of the second semester a small band of our selects, ba in- reached a goal toward which the student is ever going, went out into the world to win fame in such ways as would be becoming to the members o ' our hand We were thus deprived of the association of our fellow heroes. Herman Kauf- man, John Sander, Ivan McFadden, Floyd Douglas. Nora David. Olga Seibert, Jimmie Butcher, Alpha Daries, Harold Hellinutb. Katie Boklemann, Florence Piister and Karl Schnabel. 29 Even the feller who lends a hand wants security. On January 28, Henry Henner entertained the heroes at his home in honor Of the many victories and good deeds that had heen accomplished by them. A program had been arranged and was enjoyed to the fullest extent by all who w ere I here. About this time some of our band decided that they had what is now called Stage lever. So iindcu- the direction of Miss Smith they arranged a play called ••The Jack of Hearts. " In every way this proved to be a grand success. Pea- nuts and Swami) Angel, with the aid of Agnes Bates, who held a leading role, showed unusual talent as actors. While the remainder of the troupe, Armada Wade, Louise Mann, Lola Walker, Karl Griess and Paul Kemper, although helping to bring out the leaders, nevertheless, showed distinct ability. This band as a whole were especially indebted to the under heroes. The special features of the program, the military and the living pictures, were presented i r.der the direction of Miss Dorsey and Miss Wall, and added much to the en- joyment of the play. We think that we have set a standard that will be hard to surpass; both in the showing of the balance sheet and in the display of talent. Certain conditions arose at this time which made it expedient for the band to purchase the scenery which was used for that night, leaving the same to be used by future bands in presenting their plays. Many notable things were accomplished this year. We, the band, by al- most unanimous vote, decided to wear uniform costumes for the crowning night of our lives. The heroines decided to wear the plain white Peter Thompson dress with Maroon ties. This shows the good taste and intelligence of the heroines. These costumes are especially to be recommended because they are both becoming and inexpensive. It would be too long to recount all the great deeds of these heroes, but these few may serve as patterns to other strugglers. CONCLUSION. Thus you see by reading our glorious history that we have obtained noth- ing in our whole scholastic years unless by hard, conscientious work. The scholastic and athletic honors were always won by the student who was not afraid of work and was always willing to give up his pleasures for the benefit of the school. There comes to mind a moral that can be gleaned from this, our history. That is, " If you wish to ever obtain glory and happiness you must work hard and always be willing to give up your pleasures for the interests of others. " ESTHER BRIDGES, PRANK GRANT. 30 Look out fer the feller who lets you do all th ' talkin ' Class Prophecy (Censored Edition.) " Erwin-Curtis detective agency. Mr. Curtis is in, shall I call him? Hold the wire. " A full faced, medium sized Irishman with a business-like look stalked in aiid grunted " Lo " into the transmitter. " Not so fast there! what cher name? Uh. huh I ' m busy. Good morning. " That evening Curtis sat in his office with his feet on the table and a cigar in his mouth. He was reflecting what a fool Miss Hardrock was to leave one hundred thousand dollars ' worth of wedding presents in the house over night. That was tempting bait. He would guard that himself. A long, stoop-shouldered individual silently entered the room. As he hung up his coat and hat his pierc- ing, eagle eyes scrutinized Curtis ' carefully prepared toilet. " Moon fever? " " No. " " What ' s up? " " That little silly Hardrock girl that ' s going to marry some millionaire ex- press magnate called up and said she forget to put her wedding presents in her father ' s safe at the office. They ' re out at the house and she wants them watched. Come go out with me and see them? " About ten-thirty in the evening, two individuals approached the palatial residence of the Hardrocks. Erwin suggested that they examine the lawns in order that they might know from what quarter to expect an attack. After satisfying themselves, they were admitted by a maid and shown into the par- lor. Mrs. Hardrock appeared and upon finding them to be the wizards them- selves, invited them to see the presents and meet the family. After proceeding down a long hall they reached the drawing room. In one corner, on an oak table, were distributed various sterling silver and cut glass articles; in another corner a young lady and gentleman were standing. Mrs. Hardrock cast an admiring smile toward them and said, " Pearl, here are the gentlemen you called this afternoon. " The fair one turned around; Curtis started and grunted. " Well. I ' ll be , " exclaimed Erwin. " Look who ' s here! " exclaimed the third man. " Streeby, tell me how you got to be an express magnate, " demanded Cur- tis. " Well, " replied Streeby, " I gue s it was by saving my pennies. " " And now you ' re saving ' rocks ' , " returned Erwin. The men seated themselves and the ladies went to bring refreshments. " Seeing you fellows, " began Streeby, " recalls old times. I wonder what became of the rest of that bunch that graduated in ' 15. Have you run across any of them in your detective work? " " Yes, once in a while we find one, " replied Curtis, " and I think we have found out what the most of them are doing. Matter of professional prepara- tion, you know. Can ' t tell what might happen, " he added inscrutably. Streeby winked understanding as he said, " Let ' s hear aboul them. You ' ll not be interested, I know, dearest, " to Miss Hardrock, who had just returned, " so just excuse us for a little while, till I hear what these gentlemen have to say. " " Ha! " said Curtis, " 1 detect guile in that movr; just make a note of that, won ' t you, Ed? He ' s afraid we may allude to some of his high school amours. He seems to forget that we are gentlemen. Hut back to the old friends! While No doubt everything is for the best. we were passing through a large western town we came across a Salvation Army, collected tor the purpose of electing a now commander. There was but i ue nominee, who was unanimously elected. You ' ll not be surprised to know that tin- new commander was Jimmie Butcher. I tell you, her sweet, serious face as she accepted the command touched us both with an influence that has helped to make us what we are, and for a long time after that Ed thought he might continue In real life the part ho played in Jack O ' Hearts. " Ah, you mean in the last act, don ' t you Curtis? " remarked Streeby, remi- iiiscentially. " But go on. " " That just reminds me, " said Erwin, taking up the narrative, " of our trip through New York last year. We had a call to one of the manufacturing districts of New York City. We arrived at the specified building and were es- corted to the fifteenth story of a luxuriously appointed office, on the door of which was written in gold letters " Superintendent. " We entered, and to (Mil surprise found Agnes " Bates seated at a satinwood desk, busily dictating to a stenographer. She rushed to meet us and flooded us with a score of ques- tionr in one minute ' s time. Among other things she told us she had left Mt. Vernon a long time ago and was now superintendent of a talking machine fac- tory which occupied the building we were in. She had called us in on a rather peculiar case. It seems that some waggish workman had somehow changed the plans of the machine so that when it was finished it failed to give a single conversation, but instead, gave a good representation of an afternoon bridge party. Agnes felt that this was done merely to cast aspersions on her sex She had planned to punish the offender when found by shutting him in a room filled with machines in full operation. " " Of course you found the culprit, " said Streeby. " No, " said Edson, " after we found the punishment to be given him we didn ' t have the heart to find him. " After laughing unfeelingly over this bit of humor, Erwin continued. " Katie Bokelman is now a nurse in the army. Belongs to General Sherrill ' s corps, I believe. Florence Pfister is private secretary to Will Maurer, now Speaker of the House. Alpha Daries is making High School biscuits for her husband, who runs on the Evansville and Mt. Vernon Traction Line. " " Go on, " said Streeby, " I can almost imagine myself back in Mt. Vernon High. " " Let me see, " said Curtis, consulting a French morocco note book. " Oma Moit and Phyllis Schierbaum are taking Chautauqua audiences by storm with their ' Schierbaum-Moit Concert Company. ' We wer e called to an assembly where they were featured in the West to watch for pickpockets. There was such a croAvd that a riot was avoided only by calling out the militia and you can imagine our delight when we recognized in their Captain, our old Doll. Needless to say the riot did not occur. " " Now, why should that suggest Armada Wade to me? " laughed Streeby. " You know, " answered Curtis, " she is still in Mt. Vernon and they say is tying up groceries for the Schenk Grocery on Water street. However, she doesn ' t receive any salary, but is merely working to please her husband, Ar- thur. " " Now, I want to tell you something of real scientific interest, " said Erwin. " Ivan McFadden has purchased a large ranch near Savah and is scientifically raising potato bugs. Fatty hopes to reverse the evolutionary law and reduce the bug to extinction. " " You know he ought to succeed and I feel sure he can make more money at that than he can even in selling Fords, " said Streeby, seeing at once the practicability of such a scheme. Curtis continued, " Our Class Attorney, Dora Helm, studied law at our State University and is now a famous lawyer, having quite a practice, especially 32 Anyhow , we know where a knocker stands. in the university. She takes the cases of the students who get in bad with the Profs. She refuses all cases of really innocent students and so far has never lost a case. " " That ' s interesting, " said Streeby. " I had once planned to attend I. U. I wish I had now. " " I hear, " said Erwin, " that Dora Hageman and Helen McGary have estab- lished a ranch in the Blue Grass Region for the training of race horses after a particular theory of their own. I understand they have sent out several win- ners, ' Hoop Pole Lady ' being the most famous. " " Hadn ' t you better say most infamous? " said Curtis. " You know we lost money on her the first season. " " Bet Bailey is now press agent for the Barnum and Bailey Circus. Bet cays he found out one day that Bailey was a near relative of his so he imme- diately applied for a position and of course got it. Wilfred Phillips is running a sheep ranch on the plains of Farmersville and it takes money " to get his goats. " " Nan Jeffries won a gold medal in elocution at Oxford. She repeated the Illiad and Odyssey in the original Greek. " " Our class had its share of honors in Public Speaking, " said Erwin mod- estly. " Helen Robinson and Izora Ruminer are traversing the country selling Kiss-Me chewing gum. They say their best trade is among high school stu- dents, " went on Curtis. " Martha Johnson is teacher of Domestic Science in a girls ' college. " We had a trip through South America and while crossing British Guiana we stopped in a small town over night. We were walking down the street when we noticed a large sign, ' Physical Culture Taught Here. ' We entered and to our surprise found the chief director to be Lola Walker. She said that she was about to lose her most efficient helper, Lena French, who had just accepted a position as Girls ' Physical Director in Mt. Vernon High School, which had recently equipped a large new gymnasium on the third floor, which had been added. " After the Kaiser defeated the Allies, Olga Seibert went back to the Valer- iana. As soon as the Crown Prince saw her he displayed the white flag. She is now Princess Olga. " " Streeby, you remember that mysterious case of window breaking in West Franklin, don ' t you? " said Erwin. " After many detectives had been baffled we were called in. We soon discovered that Nora David was guilty. She said she was getting into training as she intended to join the militant suffragettes. " ' " But how did you discover her? " inquired Streeby. " She left a broad trail, for every window was broken with a white stone tied in maroon cloth. " " Ah! I see, " said Streeby. " Of course you saw Henry Hanner ' s last picture at the New York Exhibit. Didn ' t you think the subject quite clever, a wrecked Ford with the artist ' s own face peering from beneath the debris? " " Yes, " said Streeby, " I considered it quite shockingly realistic. " " Did we tell you we were now working on a new postal service scheme whereby High School students can pass notes without being intercepted by heartless members of the faculty? Pastmoster-general Perry Williams has had that scheme near his heart for some time but has not as yet perfected a plan, So he thought our agency might help. Personally. 1 am not in favor of his plan, because 1 think such messages should be verbal, as it protects the illegible writers from any misinterpretation, " said Edson, in a thoughtful tone. " Our friend Harold — , " Here Erwin stole silently from his chair, and revolver in hand, crept silently into the hall. Curtis stationed himself by 33 the table, while Streeby crawled under the piano. A shot was fired on the out- side and Erwin returned smiling. " Guess he ' s got enough for to-night. " Streeby ' s ghost-like figure reappeared and as he carefully dusted his tiousers, he Inquired, " What were you about to tell us of, Hellmuth? " " Oh, yes, while Curtis and I were in Paris — you know he was always Irterested in French we wen 1 strolling by the Camp3 Elysees, when we heard ;i cornet rendering the touching tones of ' I WANT TO LINGER, ' you may be sure we Lingered and gladly greeted our old comrade, who received U3 in true F ' rcncli style. Harold was on his way to Berlin, whither he had been invited by the Kaiser. Lf you ' ll come around to the office I ' ll play the latest hit, ' In Mae Time ' tor yon. " generously promised Erwin. Curtis here resumed, " Esther Bridges is running a second-hand store in Marine. [11. She says the i uckers are pretty soft and buy the cast off clothing from the Floosier state pretty freely, especially the neckwear and hosiery, though they haven ' t as yet been educated up to the plane of some or Erwin ' s ties. " " l d say plane! " laughed Streeby. " But go on. " " Our class treasurer, Prank Grant, is now traversing the country with his wax figure show. Skeeter says his show is equalled by few and surpassed by none. " " Herman Kaufman is now a famous athlete, being especially skillful with the discus. He was chosen a member of the Olympic team. Herman didn ' t see any use in wasting money to pay his fare across the deep, so he just stood on American soil and tossed the washer across to Europe. And this was done at high tide, too. " " John Sanders is successfully operating a jitney bus line in Caborn. " Walter and Carl Griess are recognized authors. Their poetry has a de- cided humanitarian spirit and will undoubtely bring tbout great social reforms and cause the spread of brotherly love. " " Bill Hanshoe is a stock fancier and dwells in peace on the largest and besit farm in Posey County. " " Well, it ' s getting late and we must be going back to the office, " said Erwin. " Not yet, " replied Streeby. " The danger isn ' t over, and besides you haven ' t tcld me of Paul Kemper and Everett Wild and several others. " " Well, they tell me, " went on Erwin. " that Paul Kemper, realizing his business capacity, followed his bent and is now one of the most unscrupulous brokers in Wall Street. " " Everett W T ild is the County Superintendent. ' Tis said he had perfected a system of grading applicants for teachers ' licenses. He grants a license to every fifteenth applicant. " " Why every fifteenth? " inquired Streeby. " He was a member of the 1915 class. " " Louise Mann is a world famous artists ' model. Her favorite poses are patriotic and she certainly is at her best when posing as the Goddess of Lib- erty. " Bessie Shaw has gone as a missionary to China. She hopes to make the v. earing of the cue a universal custom again. " Gus Rowe is editing the ' Roweser, ' now as popular as the New York Herald. This journal is noted for its Kodak pictures, which give us a good idea of the editor ' s daily life. " Curtis gave a long drawn yawn and remarked, " Well, Streeby, our story must soon close, for I can think of only three more of our classmates, Ralph Bush, Floyd Douglas, and Doyle Heironimus. 34 " Ralph Bush is a member of the Diplomatic Corps in Washington. He is a favorite at all the afternoon teas and receptions in the extensive social life of the capital. You know he always was a favorite among the ladies. " Floyd Douglas is in business in St. Louis. He is at the head of the largest mail order house in the world. " Brick is the manager of the Practical International Advertising Com- pany. We were called in on the occasion of his first de monstration of the prac- ticability of his schemes. For a long time the people of Mt. A T ernon were mysti- fied by seeing an immense brick with a gold band around its middle walking about over the street?. It appeared at the most unexpected times and places and no one seemed to know where it went. It was seen most often on the Smokewell Corner. We followed it around for a week before we could dis- cover what was inside the brick. Finally one day the gold band slipped from an opening in the brick and we saw eyes peering out. We recognized Doyle ' s eyebrows at once and the game was up. He took us to the Smokewell and gave us a box of a new cigar they were just putting on the market. Everybody no v smokes the ' Brick, ' even the boys, for they are cheaper and more harmless than cigarettes. " As the men rose to go they all agreed that it had been the most pleasant night they had spent since leaving the Old Mt. Vernon High School. " I feel just like a boy again, " exclaimed Streeby. " We all ought to be proud that we graduated in ' 15, I ' m sure, " returned Curtis. " Here ' s to the class and all that goes with it, " Erwin made the toast with H20, then they went their way, each a happier and a better man for these pleasant reminircences. HARLEY CURTIS, EDSON ERWIN, 2058395 35 Class Will We, the Seniors of 1915, of the city of Mt. Vernon, County of Posey, and State of Indiana, being in our usual state of mind and memory, and realizing that our time in High School is short, do hereby, with all due legality, take this opportunity to publicly declare this, our last will and testament, in the manner following: 1. Helen McGary and Oma Moit will their excellent attitude toward the high standard mark in deportment to Florence Page and Hildred Oliver. 2. Paul Kemper and Karl Griess will their reputation as first class stage performers to Lloyd Thompson and Wilfred Lawrence. 3. Agnes Bates and Edson Erwin will their direct line of communication to Jamia Bailey and Jes?ie Pickles. 4. Harley Curtis wills his ability to pass compliments to William Ruminer. 5. Perry Williams wills his latest New York style of walking to Gilbert McGary. G. Helen Robinson and Martha Johnson will their love for true chummage to Ruth Streeby and Pauline Henson. 7. Esther Bridges ahd Nannie Jeffries will their literary ability to Ade- laide Hardvvick. 8. To Mr. Sandefur, we will an elevated Morris chair. Said chair to be placed on the north side of the assembly room by the thermometer, so that he can keep watch over the assembly room from this part of the room more com- fortably. 9. The Senior girls will their extra hair switches to Dorothy Johnson. Said switches to be put into use immediately. 10. To the North cloak room we will a mirror, which shall be three feet by two feet. Said mirror to be placed in the wall so it will be impossible for it to be removed. 11. Carl Schnable wills all his medals which he has received from athletic meets to the M. V. H. S. Said medals are to be placed in the vault and they shall act as magic when shown to the freshmen, in inducing them to join the Athletic Association. 12. Doyle Heironimus wills his fluent speech to Rachel Harlem. 13. Henry Hanner wills his reputation as an artist to Virgil Bund} 14. Florence Pfister wills her alto voice to the invisible German Choir. 15. To Miss Wall and Miss Hale we will our heartiest congratulations and best wishes for a happy future, share and share alike. 16. Boetticher Bailey wills his late system of acquiring his German com- position work to Andrew Boklemann. Said system to be used in German VII. 17. Philip Rowe wills his " sweet " disposition to Benjamin Seifert. 18. To Robert Keck we will all our left over pencils, no matter what length or color, so he may not run out of nibbling material during his idle moments. 19. To Myrtle Green the Senior girls will all their diamond set tango hair pins, said hair pins to be worn all at the same time. 2 0. Doyle Heironimus wills his new spring suit to Henry Bray. 21. Katie Bokelmann wills her popularity among the boys to Nellie Son. 2 2. To Flora Dixon we will all the boys ' Kodak pictures, so she may have a change every day. 23. Walter Griess wills his bashful attitude toward the girls to Lloyd Fitzhugh. 24. Katie Boklemann and Jimmie Butcher will their bottle of blondine 36 to Blanche Neff and Pauline Bailey. 2 5. Ivan McFadden wills his box of Rose-tint to Margaret Holten. 20. William Hanshoe wills his sarcastic way of looking at the girls to Lionel Allen. 2 7. Olga Seibert wills her independent manner to Gladys Rosenbaum. 2 8. Frank Grant wills all his love letters to Claude Wilson. 29. Ivan McFadden wills his library, which was presented to him by former classes, to Henry Bray, hoping that he may later be able to accept Doyle Heironimus ' s bequest. 3 0. Edson Erwin wills his superfluous height to Oliver Seifert. 31. Agnes Bates wills to Anna Jones her former interest in Willie Vancp, heretofore held in dispute between Agnes and Armada Wade in Algebra I. 32. Armada Wade wills her interest in the Schenk family to Pauline Henscn. 33. To Miss Hirschy we will a supply of conference tickets. 34. William Hanshoe and Frank Grant will all their superfluous flesh tc Henry Bray. 3 5. To the underclassmen we will our esteemed love for all the teachers. 3 6. The Senior members of the last fall ' s football squad will their knowl- edge and success in the games to the squad of 1915. 3 7. Frank Grant wills his old pair of curling irons to Lionel Allen Said instruments to be put into use immediately. 3 8. To next year ' s Senior class we will our dignified actions and look 13 . 3 9. Ivan McFadden wills his extra weight to Arnolius Reedle. 10. To the underclass boys we will twelve square feet of tin. Said tin to be cut up into bases for playing " post " . 41. Jimmie Butcher wills her artistic style of Pair dresing to Aloise Blockley. 42. To the M. V. H. S. we will a stair carpet. Said carpet to be placed on the back steps. 43. Edson Erwin and Harley Curtis will their short " pomps " to Elden Wade and Ray Hames. 44. We unanimously will and bequeath our good behavior to the Fresh- men. 45. Lena French wills her seat in the assembly to Stella Pfiiter Hor reasons which are obvious. 46. To the Juniors we will our library, which has been presented to us by former classes on " How to Act When You Become a Senior. " 47. To Miss Smith, for the ' 16 Hoop-pole, we will an editorial staff as ef- ficient and dependable as the ' 15 staff. 48. Edson Erwin wills his Cicero " pony " to Skinner Blackburn 4 9. Fatty McFadden wills his old Ford agency to Mr. Stinnet, hoping that he may take many pleasant rides and make much hard cash during the vaca- tion. 50. John Sander wills his musical ability to Lasley Utley. 51. Harley Curtis and Edson Erwin will their unique sense of humor to the High Scnool as a nucleus of a Curio Collection. Said sense of humor to be preserved in alcohol but not otherwise to be cramped or restrained. In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names this third day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and fifteen ' 15 SENIOR CLASS. In the presence of the Post-Graduates. Attorney, DORA HELM. 37 To be found in bad company is equivalent to being lost ...CLASS POEM... The time has come when we Seniors Must sever all the ties That have bound us to the M. V. H. S. Where all our effection lies. We have labored for twelve long years And are able to say at lart That we ' ve lived up to our motto Through the years that we have passed. " Not heedless of the future " Is our motto firm and true, We have planned our lives with eyes ahead When we ' ll have the world ' s work to do. We are leaving you to go out in the world To deal with friend and foe But back to the dear old school days Will our thoughts with pleasure go. JIMMIE BUTCHER, ' 15 38 I never knowed a successful man that could quote poetry. Program Senior Class Plav February 15, 1915 Music High School Orchestra Selection from the " Fe ast of the Little Lanterns " By Paul Bliss Opening Chorus " Pretty Little Lanterns ' " Solo and Chorus " On a Day " Solo and Chorus " O Little Ball " Solo " O Beautiful Garden " Duet " Ah With Joy " Closing Chorus " Pretty Little Lanterns " CHARACTERS. The Princess — " Juggler Maid " Helen Hove ' y Danie Chorus — Mary Stinson, Charlotte Brinkman, Estella Pfister, Galdys Rosen- baum. Helen Hironimus, Helen Shryock, Emma Fullinwider, Florence Page, Margaret Do.err, Jamia Bailey, Mary Louise Black, Florence Pfister, Dora Hage- mau. Freda Ries, Pauline Bailey, Grace Bunton, Ruth Schultheis, Mary Runrner, Margaret Holton, Anna Alles. Mu;ic High School Orchestra PICTURES. A. " Mirror of Venus. " C. " English Garden Girls. " B. 1 and 2. " Greek Garden Singers. ' D. 1 and 2. " Defenders of the Flag. " Girls — Katherine Bokelman, Esther Bridges, Jimmie Butcher, Lena French, Nannie Jeffries, Martha Johnson, Helen Robinson, Izora Rummer, Olga Seibert, Bessie Sh aw. Boys — Boetticher Bailey, Ralph Bush, Frank Crant, Walter Griess, Doyle Heironimus, John Sander, Karl Schnabel, Arthur Streeby, Everett Wild. Music High School Orchestra " Jack O ' Hearts A Comedy in Three Acts. CAST OF CHARACTERS. Mary Hart, commonly known as Polly Agnes Bites Winthrop Hart, her brother Philip Rowe Dr Hart, father of Polly and Winthrop Paul Kempei Mary Robinson, Polly ' s friend Louise Mann Betty Dwyer, the girl who lives next door Armada Wade John Ames, young clergyman friend of Winthrop Edson Erwin Jack Botsford, an unknown cousin of the Hart ' s Car] Griess Celeste, a maid Lola Waker ACT 1. Mu;ic High School Orchestra ACT II. Monologue — " At the Notion Counter " Katherine Bekelmanii Music High School Orchestra ACT III. Music High S hool Orchestra Class Song Class ol 1915 39 Character is a play thai works on any stage. i r DEFENDERS OF THE FLAG. ACT III. Jack — " Oh! Er — Miss Robinson and I have met before, I believe. " 40 ACT I. Winthrop — " Ladies, my room- mate in college — the Reverend John Ames. " Betty — " Now you may consider yourself quite free to spend ALL of your time with Miss Robinson 41 ENGLISH GARDEN GIRLS, BL- IHb H4!i i " SHi Hfc " 9MLlSi. Ri iH sHH f 8 !li§il£ [ Xjjlfe ' a JBfc. » if " I|, J ' SiC ' ' WC ? ; Jfl3% -:- : ,. : PwW ' JAPANESE CHORUS. 42 It is better to wear out than to rust out. Class Memorials Great men leave their great deeds as memorials. But High School Senior classes, fearing that their great deeds may too soon be forgotten, have estab- lished a custom of leaving some sort of a memorial. The memorial n generally in the form of a famous painting. The class of ' 13 was deprived of the privilege of presenting its memorial en account of the great amount of time required in transportation. They se- lected as a memorial a very beautiful painting, " The Windmill, " by the famous Dutch artist, Ruysdael. They placed their order with a certain company, but were advised that no painting of " The Windmill " was in stock. It was here that they showed their stability. The most natural thing to have done and a thing that most of us would have done would have been to choose a painting which was in stock. They were so determined in their choice that they had the company to send abroad for the picture. As a result, the memorial arrived after the close of school and was presented by the class of ' 14. The class of ' 14, after due deliberation, chose a famous and inspiring painting, " The Duet, " by Wm. Birney. This painting, together with " The Wind- mill " of the class of ' 13, was presented by the class of ' 14 during their class day exercises. We of the class of ' 15. have broken away from the custom of leaving a painting as a memorial, but we hope and believe that we will not be unduly censured for so doing, because it is our hone t opinion that we have left to the school a better and more useful memorial than has ever before been left. Beinp; ui able to secure the use of the Opera House for the Senior play, we were forced to produce the play in the High School building. This necessitated the renting of curtains and scenery. The curtains were put into position and it was then that a rare opportunity presented itself. We were advised that r he curtains and scenery were for sale. After due consideration the class decided by unanimous vote to purchase them and leave them to the school. The result is that we have left a memorial which we believe will be invaluable to the future closes. CLASS PRESIDENT. 43 There hain ' t nothin ' as uncommon as common sense. CLASS OF 1916. Back Row — Charles Hames, Winfred Daws, Louis Alles, Mary Boone Wilcox, Louis Barter, Elvis Daws, Pauline Bailey, Carl Zimmerman, Kenneth Crunk, William Wilson, Raymond Zuspann, Lloyd Thompson, Lucile Lud- low, Adelaide Hardwick, Ruby Hanes, Ella Neff, Marguerite Albright, Essie Crawford, Leon a Russell. Third Row — Gus Jeffries, Paul Welker, Edward Trafford, Laslie Utley, Eva Highman, Ruby Blackburn, Clarence Blackburn, Helen Daniel, Arthur Barter, Paul Hanshoe, Aline Cowen, Bertha Welborn, Eunice Caborn, Ella Breeze. Second Row — Arnold Crowder, Bob Joest, Kenneth Allison, Claude Wilson, Floyd Alldredge, Andrew Bokelmann, Robert Keck, Helen Hironimus, Erwin Blackburn, Freda Ries, Elfreda Frick. Front Row — Anna Jones, Florence Page, Lorena Wedeking, Gussie Sherertz, Fern Bridges, Bettie Curry. Hildred Oliver, Miriam Fuelling, Helen Shryock, Cecil Dixon, Cordelia Noon. 44 He hath no power that hath not power to use. CLASS OF 1917. Top Row — Fred Walker, Albert Kaufman, William Davis, James Walker, Lloyd French, George Krug, Wilfred Lawrence, Raymond Blackburn, Morris Bar- rett, Pauline Henson, Ruth Streeby, Helen Williams. Fourth Row — Dewey Byrd, Aaron Ashworth, William Dausman, Edward Esche, Louis Maier, Oleva Alldredge, Mildred Prenzel, Anne Fullenwider, Gladys Rosenbaum, Ruth Schultheis, Beulah Rhodes, Anna Frailey, Lena West, Matilda Hoffman, Dorothy Johnson, Mary Kuhn, Jessie Pickels, Grace Bun- ton, Juanita Tudor. Third Row — Louis Hohstadt, Tim Crunk, Allan Coker, Norma Wade, Rut]) Dexheimer, William Ruminer, Mary Weir, Mary Stinson, Tillie Handel, Nellie Son, Jamia Bailey, Stella Pfister, Ida Watson. Second Row — Mae Moore, Myra Walker, Flora Dixon, Alle Schneider, Bertha Ashworth, Madeline Forthoffer, Rachel Harlem, Louise Black. Lorena Roeder, Mary Morlock, Margaret Doerr, Myrtle Green. Anna Alles, Aloise Blockley, Florence Staples. Front Row — Orvan Hall, Arnolus Reedle, Roscoe Bayer. Herbert Fort hot, •■ ' •. William Finn, Ernest Perkins, Herdis Hellmuth. Fred Leonard, Han Thomas, William Ridenour, Russell Shryock. 45 Most o ' th ' studyin ' is done out 0 ' High School. CLASS OF 1918. Back Row — Clarence Schlomer, Herbert Kreie, Eldon Wade, Llyod Fitzhugh, Arnold Wild, Gilbert McGary, Menard Miller, Henry Bray, Ralph Notter, Lionel Allen, Loren Russell, Raymond Schneider. Fourth Row — Kenneth Trafford, Clara Thie, Laura McGary, Mary Rummer, Flossie Crowder, Dorothy Doerr, Pauline Schaeffer, Hazel, Heironimus, So- phia Maurer, Louise Whitman, Mary Albright, Leveta Weckesser, Hazel Bottomly, Eleanor Page, Helen Tolliver, Emma Fullenwider, Lillian Oeth, Josephine Kelley, Blanche Nefr ' , Marjorie Bailey, Mary Redman, Beulah Karne?, Wayne Klotz, Lelia Buchanon, Virgil Bundy, Laura Oeth, Olivia Lynch, Margaret Holton (class of ' 17.) Third Row — Louise Ashworth, Lillian Stephens, Mildred Blakely, Bessie Jef- fries, Jay Blackburn, Clarence Schenk, Sam Horste, Ray Hames, Lucile Haas, Allie Aldredge, Bernice Aldredge, Lillie Greathouse, Ruth Jeffries, Grace Robson, Mabel Acuff. Second Row — Louise Fetter, Beulah LaDuke, Marie Ludlow, Jessie Pritchard, Jessie Wingo, Edna Breeze, Jessie Weir, Lena Alexander, Nell York, Marie Sauder, Gertrude Leubbermann, Harriet Green, Carmen Wade, Gladys Lilleston, Gertrude Oeth, Charlotte Brinkrnan, Beulah Saltzman. Front Row — Paul Scherer, Dale DeFur, Clarence Lawrence, Gilbert Suttner, Benjamin Seifert, Allen Green, Winfred Allyn, William Vance, Leonard Davis, Oliver Seifert, Henry Chambers, William Bokelmann, Seymour Stevens, Glenn Knight. 46 When does a High School student study ' A MODEST PROPOSAL FOR THE UTILIZATION FOR OTJR GENIUSES On a sunny afternoon late In autumn, a traveler stopped at a dilapidated hotel in a small antiquated town in the middle west. The stranger carried no sample cases nor had any other ear marks of a travelling salesman, which in itself was enough to make him the topic of conversation for the village for seme time. The proprietor of the hotel, a weazen, little man, peered over his spectacles curiously as the guest scrawled his name on the somewhat time worn register. In fact t ho guest was a man at whom anyone would glance a second time. Tall, and of stately build, his very manner was impressive. But on his rather handsome face he wore a look half submissive and half antagonistic. Ho spoke but few words and avoided all attempts to be drawn into conversa- tion by the village loafers in the smoke scented lobby. After supper the newcomer strolled languidly out of the hotel into the cool evening air. Then gossip reigned. Who was he? What was his business? People did not come to Blankberg on pleasure trips, and the guest in question here the demeanor of a man on anything but a pleasure trip. Wild suppositions v. ere made. One old veteran held that he was the son of a Civil war general who had lived in the village of Blankberg long ago and had not been heard of for years. Another veteran however, testified that the general in question was a lachelor and proved his statement by several comrades. Some thought th? mysterious man a capitalist looking for oil fields, others took him for a shrewd detective seeking some hiding transgressor of the laws. All Blankberg stayed awake at least an hour after its usual bedtime gossiping and making fantastic guesses concerning the man ' s identity, and his purpose in their midst. About nine o ' clock the stranger returned and without apparently noticing those gathered in the hotel office slowly ascended the creaky stairs to his room. The proprietor yawned aloud so the little army soon disbanded and in half an hour there was no more quiet spot on earth than Blankberg, for so lethargic was its waking state that even the cats slept at night. Morning came and the hotel lobby soon had its quorum. Conversations started in many trends only to drift back to the main topic of interest, the un- known guest. The proprietor said that he had been called at the breakfast hour but had given no response. The dinner hour came and passed, but still the man did not emerge from this unaccountable seclusion. The afternoon wore on. Three o ' clock — and curiosity grew to excitement. All sorts of rumors were current. At four the populace could stand it no longer. Someone sug- gested that they make an exploration. Up the stairs they swept, past the little awe-stricken proprietor, who heard them thunder through the upstairs corri- dor. There was a crash of a broken door, then all was still. There in the still cold of the bare little room lay the guest in his bed. A second glance at the ghastly contorted face was not necessary to show that he had given up the treasured breath of life. On the floor lay a small glass vial drained of its contents, a silent witness of the tragedy of the night. On the table lay a fountain pen and a folded sheet of paper, the inevitable suicidal confession. From the ghastly sight before them the villagers shrank into the hall. One man had nerve to return and procure the note on the table. He broke the oppressive stillness by reading its contents in a shaky voice, to the huddled group of his terrified companions. TO THOSE WHO WILL WONDER. It is the general impression that one who takes his own life is mentally aeficient, so in order to relieve you of that mistaken idea, I leave you a state- ment duly signed by a physician before a notary public testifying to my sanity. 48 Some folks read everything but th ' signs o ' time. The great God of nature lias given us many powers and privileges and not the least is the ability to end our existence, if we find it unbearable. rhis power comes with the gift of reason. Our fellow beings of a lower stage of evolution have not been endowed with this, hence I thank the Creator for hav- ing given man a mind, by which time has builded reason and intelligence. I have all the things that most people are striving for — wealth, social position, Dolitical power, and an education; yet I am not satisfied, and after long delib- eration have come to this desolate little hamlet to end it all. What a comfort it will be to not to be! Dark nothingness, absolute blank. You will wonder who I am, that Avhile possessing all the things that man strives for can still be so dissatisfied with them. I am a man unluckily born out of my age. The ideals and morals of this age are so distasteful to me that I can hardly wait to finish this account. I am both ahead and behind the epoch in which I am living. Had I lived in An- cient Greece or even here some centuries hence, I would have not found these drastic measures necessary. Nay, I would have lived full every moment of my life and held lingering on to the last. I do not say the world is wrong, nor will I admit that I am wrong. It is the irony of fate. This age is very neces- sary to the development of the future Eutopia, which will surely exist. But for me this period of commercialism, this period in which men place a money value on even the best things in life, is unheard of to the man of realism and also unbearable. So with all consciousness and sanity, I drain the vial and lie down to an everlasting sleep of heavenly peace. Signed R. L. K. The crowd went slowly down the stairs. The coroner was called and a hurried inquest held. Then as if to hurry their horrible memories under the gicund, they took the body to the potter ' s field, and there in the cold gray twilight they put to rest the man who lived out of his age. EDSON L. ERWIX. ' 15. 49 A hustler never complains. hi: power of song. At last the day tor the long expected opera season had arrived. The seat sale had been enormous, even though the prices seemed beyond the means of the average class of people. Karl Schulze had for weeks been bent on going aitd had saved enough out of his meager earnings to enable him to buy one ot the cheapest seats in the house, one in the second balcony. He had studied the libretto of the opera thoroughly. As a boy he had heard in his fatherland of the great opera and had often looked forward to the time when he might l.i ar some. Now the time had arrived when he might hear the famous " Lohren- grin. " To add to his joy, one of the leading singers was Louise Froehlich, of his native 1 town. About an hour before the opening of the performance, Karl left his little attic room for the auditorium. He had taken unusual pains with his toilet and was well pleased with the reflection which smiled at him as he passed the large windows. Arriving at the auditorium he saw in front the beautiful coupes from which the rich people were alighting. Could he but only sit in one of them, he thought. Then his eyes were turned to the splendidly dressed ladies and the men in full dress suits, who walked briskly by him. Karl walked to the entrance and was told where to find his seat. Taking a program he hurriedly entered and found that his seat was in the last row of the house. Nevertheless he felt delighted at the thought of being there, and still more so at the thought of hearing his old schoolmate, Louise Froelich, who was the leading soprano. He wondered if she still remembered him. But surely she, the famous singer, she, whose girlish beauty and lovely voice had caused a heartache, she, who had gained fame and whose name was seen in startling headlines in all the leading newspapers, had forgotten him, who, as a poor boy had been compelled, after having finished his High School education, to work, in order to provide for his aged mother. But how lovely Louise had locked the last time he had seen her at the commencement! How proudly he had sat beside her on the stage! But that was seven years ago, and he had not seen her since. At the appointed time the curtain was raised and there in indescribable splendor was the crowded stage for the opening of " Lohrengrin. " Needless tc say, Karl was delighted, especially when Louise arrived on the scene as Elsa. A magic charm seemed to be over him during the time she sang. He sat there in tapt attention and could not turn his eyes from her who seemed as a vision before him standing there in her radiant beauty. At the close of the song, the sweet, girlish singer left the stage. For a moment the audience was silent in reverent awe, and then such a storm of applause arose as had never before been heard in the theater. The evening passed too quickly. Could he but have been nearer to her! Would she have recognized him? Such were the thoughts that passed through Iris mind as he went on his way to his little attic room. On the second day of July, about three months after he had heard the opera, Karl returned to his home in Europe for a short visit with his mother. She listened attentively to the accounts of his adventures in America. He dwelled at length upon the subject of the opera, mentioning the fact that Louise was the chief soprano. The dear little mother well remembered the intimate friendship which had existed between Louise and Karl during their High School days and now readily guessed the secret that her son tried to conceal in the depths of his heart. She understood why he repeatedly mentioned the opera, but in her wise, motherly way was silent. 50 Thus the mother and son spent several happy weeks together after the year? of separation. But one morning in July excitement prevailed throughout the otherwise quiet village. The alarm was sent through the village, " To War! To War! " Youths prepared to leave their homes to fight for their father- land. Karl went with the first troops from his home town to aid his country ' s cause. In America, hearts were beating for their respective fatherlands. People of every walk in life, left to help in the Red Cross cause. The opera company, m which Louise had sung, was broken up and Louise, as did other noted sing- ers, Fremstadt, Garden, Gadski, and Schumann-Heink, went to help relieve the suffering of the wounded. She arrived in Belgium and at once went to the scene of the great battles. There before her lay thousands of wounded and dy- ing soldiers of the opposing armies. She went among tbem as an angel, en- ccuraging the wounded and brightening the last moments of the dying. Sue sow hundreds of unknown faces. Once she passed a face which seemed familiar. I r was a young man who had been wounded. While she stood looking at him he glanced up at her and with a sudden start grasped her hand. But he fell back, being very weak from his wounds, and she silently passed on. ' She thought that he had tried to express the feeling of gratitude which he felt for her kindness in aiding the soldiers, and being called to another soldier she soon forgot the act. Several days after this occurence, while Louise was going from one soldier to another, she came to one who seemed to be dying. She quickly called a sirgeon, but she saw that it was too late, that he was almost gone. The facp again looked familiar to her and she suddenly remembered that it was the same person who had several days before grasped her hand. She felt strangely drawn to this soldier and was determined to stay with him until the last. The surgeon, who saw that the poor fellow was indeed dying, bent over him and said, ' Karl, have you any message for your mother? " Louise started. Could this be Karl, her High School lover, who had been so fond of her and of whom she had often thought in later years? Yes, it was he, she knew it was. Now she knew why the face had seemed familiar. Oh, if he would only live! She looked anxiously at the surgeon, but his look told her there was no hope. She spoke to Karl and called him by name, but no ai . ' .v er came from the figure lying there as if dead. But she knew she could make his last moments happy. He had loved to hear her sing years ago and now she would sing the song which she had sung the last evening they were together. She well remembered it, for after their parting, she never sang it without thinking of Karl, as he sat there and listened to her, unable to utter a word of praise when the song was finished. But she knew by his very silence that it had pleased him. She would now sing this song for him. As she knelt beside the bed singing in her sympathetic, pure soprano, many a head was turned to watch the fair face of her, who was conscious of the piesence of no one but the dying man. During the song Karl lay there motion- less with his eyes closed. When the song was ended, and the last note had died away, he slowly opened his eyes and smiled at the singer. " Louise, ' " was all he could say. Then he closed his eyes, but the smile still lingered on his face. ALPHA DARIES. ' 15. 51 CURRENT FICTION. I didn ' t get that far. " I have, but I left it at home. " I forget my book. " I didn ' t have time. " I didn ' t understand the question. " I know what it means, but — " I was sick. " I don ' t know why it is. " Someone else was reading the book. " I didn ' t get the assignment. " 52 SEWING. For the first time in the history of the school, a part of the graduating costumes of the Senior Girls will be made in the sewing room at school as part of the regular work of the girls. Because of the liberal gift of the Nulli Secundus Literary Club last Spring. more sewing machines have been added and otber needed equipment has been installed. In another year, it is hoped to have it so that all of the graduating cos- tumes may be made by the girls in their regular sewing work. The girls all seem to be deeply interested in this work, and several girls who wished to take the course were denied the privilege, because of the crowded condition of the classes. This condition will be better next year, and all girls wil ' have an opportunity of taking the work. 53 Housework and fresh air used I ' turn out sonic prettj good Lookin ' WOm »n BS5! i ij i k __ .-ii| | P • m H •ml n ikJ »»: m 14 J[ v r JH T ' f ■ Ik L BpSL « - " : V " VpC, w 3y£2 — ... am® jf ' ' wii " " US . . " • fj m " ■ | i • " - - ♦ ( • r -— ■ - -, _ 1 -- . t w " Wm " ■ 1 X ,. ' 1 COOKING. The work in cooking has been greatly aided by the addition of several new pieces of equipment, among them a fine new ice box and cabinet. Many dishes and cooking utensils have also been added. Because of the very large number of girls who wish to take this work, the kitchen is crowded during all class periods, and several girls who wished to take this course were denied the privilege of doing so. The plan for next year is to allow the girls to take this subject both morning and afternoon. The girls can get this work only in the afternoon as it is arranged at present. More girls will want to take this course when it becomes generally known how practical the work is. 54 No man can be wise on an empty stomach. COOKING CLASS. Tcp Row — Myrtle Green, Helen Williams, Mary Knhn, Jamia Bailey, Margaret Holton, Miss Prenzel, instructor, Adelaide Hardwick, Ruth Dexheimer. Ruby Blackburn, Ella Breeze. Third Row — Margaret Doerr, Gussie Sherertz, Leona Russell, Anna Alles. Mary Weir, Eva Highman, Freda Ries, Ruby Hanes, Lucile Ludlow. Second Row — Florence Page, Helen Shryock, Mae Moore, Gladys Rosenbaum. Bertha Welborn, Bettie Curry. Norma Wade, Beulah Rhodes, Helen Daniel, Miriam Fuelling, Anne Fullenwider, Dora Hagemann, Cecil Dixon, Mary Boone Wilcox. Bottom Row — Matilda Hoffman, Rachel Harlem, Lorena Wedekinu. Fern Bridges, Florence Staples, Pauline Bailey, Mary Stinson, Dorothy John- son, Hildred Oliver, Helen Hironimus, Mary Louise Black, Stella Pfister 55 Domestic Science the ar1 of getting along wiih the home folk MANUAL TRAINING. At present there are about one hundred and fifty students enrolled in Manual Training. Pour courses are offered in the elementary work. This work consists of the learning of the different tools and their uses and the making of many useful articles. Six courses in advanced work are offered. A pupil is required to have only four-tenths of a credit in Manual Training, but many have shown their interest in the work by completing all the required courses besides making articles of their own design. This is really the most practical as well as the most interesting part of manual training. If a student has any special ability along this line, he has a good chance to apply it. At present the shop is only ordinarily equipped, but the Superintendent is working for an extension of the work by putting in lathes, drills and forges, so the wood work can be extended into iron work. 56 Happiness and Prosperity are the bi-products of Industry. COMMERCIAL ROOM. The print above shows the fine new furniture which was placed in the commercial room during the present year. New solid oak commercial desks new filing cabinets, and one additional Underwood Typewriter have been placed in position. This is the largest single improvement made during the year. The students of the Commercial Department seem to be proud of their room, and have taken pride in keeping everything in good condition. Eleven students who have taken the commercial course are in this year ' s graduating class. Many of the College Preparatory students have had one or more subjects in this Department. 57 When a man offers you something for net him;, turn down il proposition SCIENCE DEPARTMENT. The Board of Education deserves much praise for the interest which they take in buying the necessary supplies for the Science Department. The aim of the school management has been to make provision for good, effective work in this Department. Judging from the large number of students who elect the work of this Department, one would conclude that the aim is being realized at the present time. The subject of " Agronomy " has been added during the past year. This has proved to be a most popular course, as about one hundred students are en- rolled. More equipment will be added from time to time as needed. 58 Some folks are called green when they ' re only respectable. DRAWING ROOM. Several new courses have been added in the Art Department during the past year. Besides the regular work in Mechanical and Art Drawing, there ' VS a class in Design, followed by Applied Design, whereby tlie pupils make arti- cles of practical value and use. These articles are planned by tbe pupil and decorated with designs made in the class. The more advanced classes do work in leather tooling, reed and rafia basket, weaving and stenciling. 59 GLEE CLUB. Top Row — Margaret Holton, Miss Dorsey, director; Mary Stinson. Third Row — Pauline Bailey, Anna Alles, Jamia Bailey, Leveta Weckesser, Ella Neff, Louise Mann, Helen Shryock, Olivia Lynch. Second Row — Cordelia Noon, Gladys Rosenbaum, Fern Bridges, Freda Ries, Florence Page, Eva Highman, Flossie Crowder, Mary Albright, Ruth Schul- theis, Lillian Stephens, Mary Ruminer, Louise Ashworth. Bottom Row — Bertha Ashworth, Edna Breeze, Emma Fullenwider, Helen Hi- ronimus, Stella Pfister, Hildred Oliver, Helen Daniel, Aline Schneider, Margaret Doerr, Louise Black, Charlotte Brinkman, Grace Bunton, Dora Hageman, Mary Weir. 60 Strange, unloved uproar shrills ' round their portals. | L. JHe aLj H: 9t jSp • Ira Bilk -- . . - " ' ft " Aj A ' Y A Jfr- Hi ' 1 ' Iww v ife 1 i - ' ' 1 K KW iUkwH H| i|| jH HUP ; :: " %. " Hfl Wk Jk ORCHESTRA. Robert Keck, clarinet; John Sander, cornet; Edson Erwin, saxaphone; Charles Ruminer, cornet; Miss Dorsey, Director; Harold Hellmuth, cornet; William Rnminer, trombone; Helen Daniel, pianist; William Wilson, saxaphone; Herdis Hellmuth violin; Morris Barrett, violin; Arnold Crowder, violin: Leona Rosenbaum, violin; Chapman Utley, cornet; Tim Crunk, drums. 61 A high brow coneori alius has a rag-time audience ' 14 PUBLIC SPEAKING REPRESENTATIVES. Marcus Alldredge, Quadrangle Oratorical; Mary Wilsey, Quadrangle Reading: Eugene Fuhrer, District Discussion; Miss Smith, Instructor. 62 DEBATING SQUAD. Top Row — Philip Rowe, Edson Erwin, Andrew Bokelmann, Paul Hanshoe, Wil liam Ruminer, Floyd Alldredge, Kenneth Allison. Bottom Row — John Sander, Claude Wilson, Louis Hohstadt, Winfred Daws Charles Hames, Everett Wild. 63 NEGATIVE TEAM. Louis Hohstadt, Andrew Bokelman, Floyd Alldredge, and Claude Wilson as alternate in the Mt, Carmel-Princeton-Mt. Vernon Triangular Debating League, defended the negative side of the question, " Resolved, that the United States Should Subsidize her Merchant Marine, " at Mt. Vernon, November 2 5, 1914. Mt. Vernon won the decision. 64 Silence is more eloquent than words. ■ ■ . iil% ' : • ' l RJ ,ift i m «L MBBp JHf ' ' i • ■ • . • HI ; i ' ■ ; I1|1§1«- !l f : ; ; PPIii||ifis||ft « ■ ' pi; ' ' - " ' " .- • ' i ' ?3lllli§it, siBl fi iiliiiplsiifiilS Ky Pc t N l J , J AFFIRMATIVE TEAM. Edson Erwin, Ivan McPadden, Charles Karnes, and John Sander as Alter- nate represented the affirmative side of the question at Mt. Carmel. Mt. Car- mel won the decision. Why don ' t the feller who say instead of givin ' a demonstration. 65 " lni to speech maker, " let it NEGATIVE TEAM. Edson Brwin, Claude Wilson, Charles Hames, and Everett Wild as Alter- nate, represented Mt. Vernon at Mt. Vernon in the Evansville-Mt. Vernon Dual Debate, March 2 5, 1915. They debated the negative side of the question, " Re- solved, That the Monroe Doctrine Should Be Abandoned. " Mt. Vernon won the decision. 66 And all may do what has by man been done. AFFIRMATIVE TEAM. Louis Hohstadt, Andrew Bokelmann, Floyd Alldredge, and Paul Hanshoe as alternate, defended the affirmative side of the question at Bvansville. Evans- ille won the decision. 67 Speech is great, bul silence is greater ELOCUTION SQUAD. Top Row — -Gladys Rosenbaum, Miss Smith, Instructor; Mary Stinson. Third Row — Emily Duncan, Nannie Jeffries, Helen Robinson, Pauline Bailey, Pauline Henson, Mary Ruminer. Second Row — Lorena Wedeking, Margaret Doerr, Gussie Sherertz, Bessie Shaw, Laura Oeth, Bessie Jeffries, Dorothy Doerr, Olivia Lynch, Jessie Wingo, Josephine Kelley, Gertrude Luebbermann, Louise Ashworth. Bottom Row — Rachel Harlem, Eleanor Page, William Ridenour, Charles Hames, Lloyd Thompson, Louis Hohstadt, Claud Wilson, Paul Hanshoe, Lillian Stephen, Harriet Green. 68 What we can ne ' er express, yet cannot all be concealed. ORATORICAL SQUAD. Top Row — Claude Wilson, Kenneth Allison, Representative to Quadrangle Louis Hohstadt, Alternate. Second Row — Roscoe Bayer, Lionel Allen, Paul Hanshoe. Third Row — Charles Hames, Frank Grant, Floyd Alldredge. 69 ' Orators will happen in the hesl of families. DISCUSSION. Top Row — Louis Hohstadt, Alternate to District; Edson Erwin, District Repre- sentative, Claude Wilson, Lionel Allen. Second Row — -Paul Hanshoe, Roscoe Bayer. Bottom Row — William Ridenour, Charles Hames, Andrew Bokelmann. 70 Some folks are jest quiet, an ' others use an orchestra accompaniment. The Mt. Vernon High School has always had a struggle to maintain ath- letics to the standard that a school of its size and standing should hold. This has never been on account of a lack of school spirit nor a scarcity of material, but rather on account of a lack of opportunity. We have no gymnasium for indoor practice or games, and can get no suitable hall for such purpo:e except with much difficulty and great expense. It is equally difficult to obtain a suitable place for outdoor practice. As a result, the outlook at the beginning of the ' 14- ' 15 season was any- thing but encouraging. But in spite of this, athletics seems to have had a new- birth. With Mr. J. C. Krug of Indiana University as regularly employed coach, giving a large part of his time to athletics, much promising work has been done From practically untried material, he developed one of the best football teams in the Pocket, while the basketball team competed favorably with the veteran teams from the neighboring schools. Though we have little track material, much has been made of it and we can boast of several of the best athletes in Southern Indiana. This season we organized an Athletic Association with Principal Sandefur, Coach Krug, Mr. Stinnett, and Miss Wall, as faculty members, and Louis A.lles, Philip Rowe, Ralph Bush and Helen Hironimus as student members of the Board of Control. We have the pleasure of looking forward to the honor of entertaining i ' i 1916, the Southwestern Quadrangle Athletic and Oratorical Association. 71 Honesty is the best policy, but there are ni don ' t get the best. ny people iii t tie w orld he FOOTBALL SQUAD. Top Row — Mr. Sandefur, Principal; Russell Shryock, William Ruminer, Louis Barter; substitutes, Krug, Coach. Second Row — McGary, Keck, substitutes, Alles, Griess, Sherrill, Zuspann. Bottom Row — Bush, Kaufmann, Krug, Schnabel, Allison, Wade, Rowe. 11 All the world loves a good loser. FOOTBALL, 1914. mMl i LINE LP. Schnabel, Capt Q. b. Alles R. H. B. Douglas F. B. Sherrill L. H. B. Bush R. E. Kaufmann R. T. Krug R. G. Griess C. Allison L G. Wade L. T. Rowe L. E. With Capt. Schnabel, Sherrill and Douglas for a neucleus the Mt. Vernon High School football squad started training early in the season. On account of there not being any team last year, almost all were new and inexperienced players. The season opened with Owensboro here. Owensboro was winner of the High School championship of Western Kentucky and Mt. Vernon was defeated 34 to 7 in a spectacular game. Next the squad went to Henderson and was defeated by a score of 38 to 0. They had a good team, composed of old players. On the following Saturday Boonville High School wandered into our fair grounds and when they left that same Saturday the score stood 61 to 0, with Mt. Vernon at the big end. It was decidedly the best game the squad " put up " the whole season long and Mt. Vernon had hit her winning streak. On the following Saturday the squad journeyed to Princeton, Indiana, and " downed " the Gibson County lads 13 to 12 in a close game. Next we wen; to Owensboro and were defeated 54 to 21. This game gave us good practice for the Thanksgiving game at Evansville, which was lost by a score of 31 to 7. The following is a list of the games and scores o f each: Owensboro, 34; Mt. Vernon, 7. Henderson, 38; Mt. Vernon, 0. Boonville, 0; Mt. Vernon, 61. Princeton, 12; Mt. Vernon, 13. Owensboro, 54; Mt. Vernon, 21. Evansville, 31; Mt. Vernon. 7. 73 BASKETBALL SQUAD. Top Row — Arnolus Reedle, Doyle Heironimus, George Krug, Winfred Daws William Ridenour, Paul Hanshoe. Second Row — William Wilson, Henry Hanner, Gus Jeffries, Russell Shryock, William Ruminer, Louis Alles, Lionel Allen, Robert Keck, Raymond Zus- pann. Bottom Row — Charles Hames, Wilfred Phillips, Kenneth Allison, Ralph Bush, Mr. Krug, Coach; Eldon Wade, Everett Wild, Morris Barrett, Arthur Bar- ter, Herbert Kreie. BASKETBALL, 1915. The 1915 basketball squad, composed nearly entirely of new and inexper- ienced material and playing veteran teams of two and three years ' experience, made a really wonderful record. Out of fourteen games played they won five, and missed the final championship contest of the sectional tournament at Evans- ville, Indiana, March 6, by just one game. Philip Rowe, who made such a bril- liant beginning as captain, was forced to resign from the team because of ill- health, soon after the season started, and was succeeded by Louis Alles who, needless to say, made a leader who was a credit to the team and the school. Coach John C. Krug should receive high recognition for his successful season. 74 Hw Kr ' " ' Bp " i B b 1- ' •■■ w m fe b 8$ ' V HL J MR • M flh 1 ! ' ' V; ' a » - m K M B i 1 -Mnl-- B ■ l l 1 BASKETBALL TEAM. Top Row — Winfred Daws, Kenneth Allison, Mr. Krug, Coach; Wilfred Phillips, George Krug. Bottom Row — Arthur Barter, Louis Alles, Everett Wild. The following is a record of the season ' s games and the scores of each: Vincennes, 81; Mt. Vernon, 6. Princeton, 35; Mt. Vernon, 3. New Harmony, 21; Mt. Vernon, 24. Carmi, 34; Mt. Vernon, 18. Evansville, 57; Mt. Vernon, 11. Carmi, 0; Mt. Vernon, 2. Grayville, 45; Mt. Vernon, 13. Henderson, 41; Mt. Vernon, 14. New Harmony, 15; Mt. Vernon, 4 2. Princeton, 17; Mt. Vernon, 29. Evansville, 41; Mt. Vernon, 22. Jasper, 34; Mt. Vernon, 40. Princeton, 30; Mt. Vernon, 16. Oaktown, 25; Mt. Vernon, 13. 75 Big games cannot be won in a minute there are too manj players Rk R " ' - ? B H h - | Ih ML | i H Isik. ' SS M HL fs 9 H I ' A np j w kv jj 8Bfr i x j| %[v v jtf u ' 14 TRACK TEAM. Second Row — Mr. Shideler, Coach; Everett Wild, Ralph Bush, Herman Kauf- mann, Walter O ' Neal. First Row— Thayne Williams, Karl Schnabel, Louis Alles, Paul Welker. QUADRANGLE MEET, 1914. The Mt. Vernon High School was well represented at the Quadrangle Meet at Princeton, Indiana, last year. Although only a small squad of boys consti- tuted the team, they finished third, defeating Princeton, with a total of 20 1-5 points to the good. Schnabel set two records for the first meet, by winning the 100 yard dash and 44 yard run at 10 2-5 seconds and 55 seconds, respec- tively. He also ran a good second in the 22 yard dash. Bush and Kaufmann ere other point winners for our school, securing second in the broad jump and discus throw respectively. The team was composed of Bush, Captain Schnabel, Alles, O ' Neal, Hermsen, Williams, Welker, Kaufmann and Wild. The final score was: Evansville 4 5 1-3 Vincennes 2 8 1-3 Mt. Vernon 20 1-3 Princeton 14 76 In the race of life it isn ' t the fast men who come out ahead. §2i tfp w . ■ m W ; JM 7 jk M m V y - trf THE ALUMNI A REMINDER, Twice hath the earth circled the ancient sun Since first our class set out to change its course; And yet it seems to my accusing mind That we have tarried in the vales of ease, Or else had we accomplished more. ' Tis true That in an humble way we ' ve done our best. Striving, as each year wanes, to add our mite To the world ' s store of happiness and peace. Half score of us are struggling pedagogues, Dispensing wisdom by the paltry pound; And others in the marts of trade have found Their place. A few are still preparing For the coming life. Perhaps we ' ll hear from them in the near future. Some of the girls, Content to bask beneath the social rays, Have still their work to do. I blame them not. Dear friends, we are not idle, though doubts assail — Where is our Edison, our far-famed wizard? And which of us has gained the crown of power And which his writ an everlasting book? Nay, friends, I may be too impatient, For Rome, they say, rose not in a single day. Yet if I be at fault in this, the fault is traced to those fair promises ye gave in olden school days. Friends, let these poor lines Remind ye of your powers. If they but wake To Youth ' s ambitions 1 remain content. BUFOIU) CHAMHKKS. Class ' 12. 77 CLASS OF 1911— BANQUET. The second annual reunion of the class of 1911 was held Friday, March 2 5th, at the Brettner hotel. The tables were arranged in a large square and were strewn with ferns and white carnations, the class flower. Fifteen members of the class were present to entertain the three local members of the faculty of 1911, Miss Lydia Wall, Mrs. C. T. Johnson, Jr., and Prof. G. Edward Behrens. Louis D. Keck, Toastmaster of the evening and Class President, opened the program in a sh ort but very appropriate address, and complimented the class spirit displayed by the members. Throughout the evening toasts were given by the members of the class and faculty. A very appropriate toast, which had been especially prepared for the occasion, was recited by Miss Wall. This toast, as well as all others, was heartily applauded. The evening ' s entertainment was brought to a close by the class quintette — Cyril Williams, William R. Dexheimer, Clarence Crunk, Edwin Wade and Lester G. Rowe — who sang the " Comic Melody, " which was followed by the Class Song. The banquet and invitation committees were composed of Lester G. Rowe and Wm. R. Dexheimer. 78 What is one man ' s meat is another man ' s poison. AMON » OUKSKLVKS V ' -. ■ Out ' Pwizl«- ' - " T tn ( 0 - %W U« toifv«. s » ??i " " A- ByLcX VOW, £ C v o f$ I V . Th Vo ncUl ' YO ' n FAVORITE EXPRESSIONS. Faculty. Mr. Sandefur " Well, now, I know yon do know " . .Miss Prenzel " Watch your lips, girls " ! iiss Wall - " Be accurate " . .Miss Smith — " A word to the wise is unnecessary " . . lr. Krug " Stop that whispering " ! Mr. Calvert — " When 1 was in school thirty odd years ago ' .Miss Hale — " You must watch the little things " . Miss llirschy — " Antworten Sie mit einem ganzen Satze " . Mr. Stinnet — " Why are you in here (Conference) " ? Miss Dorsey — " William, don ' t play so loudly " . Seniors. Katie Bokelmann — " Go to and stay put " . Philip Rowe — " All right " . Carl Schnable — " Oh. man, you win " ! Edson Erwin — - " I !!!!! " Ralph Bush — " Hello, girls " . Agnes Bates — " Oh, you ' re sick " . Harley Curtis — " Ha! ha! ha! " . Henry Hanner — " Hello, Central " . Dora Helm — " Well, I don ' t care, anyway " . WHY SOME PEOPLE ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL. Kenneth Crunk — To play the piano for dismissal, Claude Wilson — To give all the smiles to the girls. George Krug — To instruct certain members of the faculty. Edson Erwin — To raise High School to a better standard. William Ruminer — To try out in public speaking. Arthur Streeby — To have some place to go. Ralph Bush — To flirt with the fair sex. William Hanshoe — To learn the ways of man. Harley Curtis — To study and practice Agronomy. Norma Wade — To talk to the boys. Katie Boklemann — To keep out of mischief. Agnes Bates — -To finish her course. Philip Rowe — Hasn ' t been interviewed yet. Henry Hanner — To draw for the annual. The Seniors of 1915 (not including Ivan McPadden) represent in total, 785 years in age, 5,841 pounds in weight, 244 feet 1 inch in height, 6,128 weeks or 109,240 semester hours (not including time spent in conference or other special work) spent in High School, and have earned 1,462.8 credits. 82 M. V. H. S. FACULTY. Well, I must speak of these worthy Nine Who in all questions of grades combine; First comes the one who does her best, And in every way trie? to help the rest. She is the first here in the morning And the last one at night, And with her radiant smile Makes all things bright. (Miss Smith) Next comes the one that some do fear, But he ' s not dangerous when he ' s not near. He sure has got the curls That fascinate the girls; But his deportment grades are thin II you ever turn or grin. (Mr. Sandefur) Third comes the one we won ' t have long, To her we ' ll dedicate a farewell song; Just look on her fourth finger You ' ll see why she can ' t linger. We ' ll miss her grades and smiles When she ' s traveled many miles. (Miss Wall) Now comes the one who is liked by all, The queen of the kitchen and needle small, She ' ll never pass you by If she knows you are nigh Without a pleasant smile Or something to beguile. (Miss Prenzel) A blue-eyed blonde rules the world, But not that kind his lips to curl, A brown eyed maiden with brunette hair With olive skin and voice to lure. He sings, too, a wonderful trait, And true will make a worthy mate. (Mr. Calvert) In the assembly she ' s rather severe But in class she is a dear, It ' s the German I suppose, But there ' s no one who really knows, Tho ' we ' ll let that all go by As all teachers are somewhat sly. (Miss Hirschy) Now comes the favorite of the boys, But he ' s not in favor of much noise; In everything he has his way, And sure pops the problems in algebra. The boys all whistle, the girls all groan Until their tests are over there ' s not a moan. (Mr. Krug) 83 We ' ll not forget the singing bird Who with her Art and Music lured All who in her presence heard. She ' s t he favorite of the orchestra, That when she was near, could always play, Nor the Glee Club Girls ne ' er lost their way. (Miss Dorsey) There ' s not much about this one that I can truly say, Only that she ' s sweet and friendly for that I know I may, For with her 1 have no class, But that she ' s fine 1 hear from many a lad and lass. Well, she speaks the Latin tongue, And Love ' s old sweet song to her has been sung. (Miss Hale) Last but not the least of nine, Tall and stately as a pine, Teacher of the beast and flower Every plant to the beautiful bower, Takes his time in every thing Especially when the bell should ring. (Mr. Stinnett) I must not forget the master of all, As softly and quickly he glides through the hall He ' s often there when you ' re not aware, And picks up that note you dropped at the stair. Where M. V. H. S. would be no one can tell Without our honorable E. J. L. (Mr. Llewelyn) — RUTH DEXHEIMER. 84 THE SENIORS HAVE AN OUTING. One beautiful Spring day, Everett, Wild with eagerness, sought the auth- orities, asking that they Grant the seniors a holiday. " We want to go fishing, " said he, " and you know that if Agnes Bates the hooks, we shall be able to Butcher a few fishes. " Permission to go was thus obtained with Curtise. No one cared a Moit for lessons after that, well knowing that no Sprouts would be used: A com- mittee was appointed to secure a boat which was well stocked with Griess, both Karl and Walter, a Doll, a Brick, a Chick, some Peanuts, a Hanshoe, and other Staples, till there wes no Ruminer for more. Since the faculty could not chaperon, they sent along for protection, Louise ]V)ann, Boklemann, and Kaufmann, and lest the boat leak and Philip, Wilfred was told to get a Bailey. Doyle Heironimus was to be placed at the Helm, Martha and Helen called Karl Schnabel and said, " Here, you McGary our lunch. " Karl thought that since they were to eat on the sandbar they ought to have a Sander. Everybody finally got aboard and no one had to Walker Wade. When they reached the spot selected, they secured the boat with a Lock, then each one amused himself as he pleased. Some were content to sit and watch the water Streeby the Bridges for there were no Skeeleis; others r re- ferred more strenuous sport. Nora and Dora challenged Alpha, saying, " Darius to a race? " Edson became inteietted in this " Feet " and said, " Ell bet on Nora, let Erwin. " The race was settled without a Rowe. Nannie wanted Perry to Hanner some bait, but he ?aid, " I ' ll have to dig behind that Bush where Floyd Douglas, for we might dig to Hellmuth here and get nothing. Ivan McFadden was not interested in any of these things, but said to Olga, " Shaw! why waste time — let ' s Pfister. " When he looked in the basket where Olga Kemper lunch he took our a jelly roll and said, " Is this Schierbaum, Phyllis? It seems to be Mada my favorite jelly. " No one answered him, so he, knowing there would be no Bill to pay. ate all the cake, leaving none for the Slop and was ready to return with the others in time to put several hours on their next day ' s lessons. 85 WELL! WE WONDER — why all the girls like Doyle Heironimus? Why Dora Hagemann likes Michigan cars? Why Jiinmie Butcher likes Carmi? Why Philip Rowe likes to walk up and down the west side of Main Street? Why Ella NVI ' t likes the foundry? Why Floyd Douglas likes the Empress theatre? Why Bertha Ashworth likes Azile flour? Why Norma Wade likes Maunie, 111.? Why Miss Pfister buys her hardware from Schenk ' s? Why Juanita Tudor buys coal from Baro ' s? Why Laslie Utley would like to move to Indianapolis? Why Blanche Neff doesn ' t like Eldon Wade? Why Edson Erwin doesn ' t like the girls? Why Everett Wild likes red hair ? Why Karl Schnabel likes to work at Caborn? Why Mildred Blakely would like to go to jail? Why FTorence Staples likes the name of our present President? Why Bob Keck makes so many excuses to go to the foundry? Why Pauline Bailey and Stella Pfister went to all the basketball games ' . ' Why John Sander likes the system of Rural Free Delivery? Why Agnes Bates took so much interest in the Boys ' Corn Club? Why Henry Hanner always calls over the Home Phone for the correct time? Why Bet Bailey likes Pickles? Why Tim Crunk likes Dexie ' s Bread? Why Harley Curtis likes to study French? JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. The Board of Education has planned to re-organize the school in such a way that there will be a Junior High School occupying the second story of the New Central School Building. The Junior High School will be composed of grades 7 A and B; 8 A and B; and 9 A and B. The industrial work for both boy,? and girls will be conducted in the basement of this bui lding. The Senior High School, composed of Grades 10 A and B, 11 A and B, and 12 A and B, will occupy the present High School building, which is entirely to small to accommodate the entire High School, as it has done heretofore. NEEDED REPAIRS MADE. All wainscoting, window and door frames, and other woodwork were given a much needed coat of hard oil during the past summer. The walls and ceilings of the halls and recitation rooms were stained in beautiful dull finish paint and water colors. These improvements have added much to the enjoy- ment of the students. It is probable that additional improvements will be made during the com- ing summer. SENIORS ARE ENTERTAINED. Thursday evening, January 28, Henry Hanner offered the ho:pitality of hi? beautiful and picturesque home, " Ferndale, " to the High School Faculty and Senior class of 1915. This is an ideal home for such an occasion and it was lovely with its decor- ations of maroon and white, the class colors, and a profusion of red and white carnations, the chosen flower of the class. An interesting program was rendered during the evening. The colors were in evidence in the dining room and were carried out in the ices, mints and cakes which were served. The guests were presented with carnations — -white for the boys and red for the girls. The occasion will be one of the pleasant remembrances of High School life. 86 JOKES. Miss Wall in Commercial Geography asked Andrew Bokleman, a typical German, to locate London. The Dutchman said, " It is the principal city on a small island off the coast of France. " " The laziest boy in this class gets the easiest problem, " said Mr. Calvert to his Algebra I class. " All those that are lazy may stand. " All stood but Air.olus Reedle. " Why didn ' t you stand, Arnolus? " Arnolus: " Too much trouble. " Arnolus got the problem. Ralph Bush was driving home from New Harmony one night rather the worse for lack of sleep. His horse fell down in a mud-hole. Ralph looked down at him over the dashboard and then exclaimed, " Get up, you old fool, or I ' ll run right over you. " Pioyd Alldredge: " Is today tomorrow? " Mr. Calvert: " No; why? " Floyd: " You said so. " Mr. Calvert: " When? " Floyd: " Yesterday. " Mr. Calvert: " Well, it was, today was tomorrow yesterday, but today is today just as yesterday was today yesterday is today and tomorrow will be- to- day tomorrow, which makes today yesterday and tomorrow all at the same time " Phyllis Schierbaum: " Here is a book called Cinders. " Armada Wade: " I suppose the author wants it to be in everybody ' s eyes. " Edson Ervvin: " If I kiss you, will you call your mother? " Agnes Bates: " Not unless you want to kiss the whole family. " Colored Mammy (to Miss Pfister). " I want to see Mistah Llewelyn. " Miss Pfister: " Mr. Llewelyn is engaged at present. " Colored Mammy: " Well, de good Lawd knows I don ' t want to marry him. " Mr. Stinnett, to the Physics class: " We ' ll discuss liquids and then turn to gas. " Interested Alumnus: " Is Doyle Heironimus still pursuing his studies? ' Mr. Sandefur: " Yes, he is always behind. " Miss Smith: " Edson, I feel sure this theme is not original, for there ' s not a misspelled word in it. " Arthur Streeby: " Mr. Calvert, you look very pale, what ' s trouble? " Mr. Calvert: " I was stung to the quick by an adder this afternoon. " Arthur: " How did it happen? " Mr. Calvert: " Why, I dropped in at the bank and the bookkeeper told me my account was overdrawn. " Mr, Sandefur, in History: " How was Alexander 111 of Russia killed? ' Bet Bailey: " By a bomb. " Mr. Sandefur: " How do you acconni for that? " Bet: " It exploded. " Mr. Stinnett, to the Laboratory class: " If anything should go wroi this experiment, we and the laboratory with us mighl be blown sky high. : a little closer, class, so thai you may be better able to follow me. " 87 There ain ' t but phew good judges ol humor, and thej all differ aboul it The warning is a good one COME HERE for Lumber and Building Material and you will be SATISFIED. ALL GRADES AT REASONABLE PRICES The McGregor-Phillips Mfe. Co. The best protector of child or wife Is he who invests in " New York Life " The man who says " I ' ll see you to morrow. " Departs from this earth leaving nothing but sorrow. The premium will come from somewhere, somehow j The right thing to do is buy it now. J. O. OLIVER UNDERWOOD r " 1 ! 1 ™ £ ' I ' in Speed [ " " I r " N | in Accuracy ■ ! - • • in the estimate of the business world ' THE MACHINE YOU WILL EVENTUALLY BUY " Evansville Branch 109 Main St Doyle Heironimus: " Karl, did you tell Henry I was a fool? " Karl Griess: " No T thought he knew it. " Agnes Bates (throwing down a magazine): " Goodness, the end of that story positively startled me. " Edson Erwin: " You shouldn ' t jump at conclusions. " Laslie Utley: " What is the matter with my labor theories? " Miss Smith: " They don ' t work. " Mr. Dexheimer: " Young man is there any insanity in your family? " Tim Crunk: " Why, er yessir, I ' m crazy about your daughter. " " I think I have found the key to success. " " Well, do you think you can find the keyhole? " " Did you know that they make shoes out of all kinds of Everett Wild: Mr. Sandefur: Harley Curtis: skins? " Lena French: " How about banana skins? " Harley: " They make slippers out of them. " 88 Draughon - Porter College Building EVANSVILLE, INDIANA This Building is owned by the college. Draughon- Porter Business College has superior conveniences, is magnificently furnished and equipped. For wealth of facilities and courses of study it has no equal in the Middle West. " ALWAYS THE LEADER " Special arrangements, and assistance given High School Graduates. 89 C nl. R. Stinson, Prert. in lioiincimnii, Vicr-Fr st. Joseph E. Kelly. Sec ' y Edward F. Bamberger, Asst -Sec ' y DIRECTORS Co!. R. V. Stinson Win. Gonnerman David Rosenbaum Alonzo K. Grant Paul Maier A. A Sc :henk I Icrdis F. Clements Dr. R. E. Wilson Joseph E. Kelley People ' s Bank and Trust Co. MT. VERNON, INDIANA CAPITAL $50,000.00 DOLLARS and SENSE BANK BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Learned in science, and practical in business and statesmanship, few men in all history have carved their name so high as Benjamin Franklin. The say- ings of " Poor Richard " are reprinted in almost every civilized countiy. Said Franklin: " Plow deep while sluggards sleep. " And again: " The way to wealth is as plain as the way to market — it depends on two things — Industry and Frugality. " His practical wisdom, and his terse talks on economy, have been of untold value to the world. We cannot all be Franklins in knowledge, but it is wise to emulate him in the economical use of money. We welcome the savings deposits of the working man or woman, and we offer you safety and interest at 4%. You can open a savings account with a dollar and add to it frcm time to time. To day is the day. The place is here. Come down and get your pass-book. Proud as you are of gradu- ation honors, there is soon but a memory of this important event, unless a portrait keeps the record. Our styles of school pic- tures are appropriate for the occassion. Make the appointment early. mi L. L. BUELL PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN E. BATES General Blacksmithing Repairing, Horseshoeing Carriage Painting G. A. Ashworth Dry Goods and Groceries BOTH PHONES 177 8 I 9 Main St. Mt. Vernon, Ind. 90 Study your Merchandise Needs as thoroughly as you do your various lessons. Buying at The West Side Department Store will solve this problem for you. We guarantee to please. C. L. Lawrence Co. 601-603 West Second Street Mt. Vernon, Ind. Mr. SHORT Get your Diplomas framed at SHORT ' S Picture and Frame Shop Have We Made It Clear? We sometimes wonder whether, in our advertising, we have made it perfectly clear to Mt. Vernon men just what this store stands for. We want them to realize fully the real- ly wonderful values offered here and here alone, at $10.00 to $25.00. We want every man in Mt. Vernon; every man in buying reach of this store to come here for a PERSONAL critical in- spection of KUPPENHIEMER and MICH- EALS-STERN CLOTHES. Lowenhaupt Clothier and Furnisher STINSON ' S show a nice line of Shoes for Young Ladies and Gentlemen TAILOR MADE CLOTHES A SPECIALTY EXTRA PAIR OF PANTS FREE WITH A $15.00 SUIT :: :: :: :: :: THE STORE THAT SELLS THE REST FOR A 1.1 111 1 I ESS 91 DR. r. l. hardwick Mt. Vernon, Ind. Cumberland Phone 265 Home 265 TRIMBLE TRIMBLE LAWYER St. Nicholas Bldg. Mt. Vernon, Ind. DR. EMMICK Mt. Vernon, Ind. PREPARATION means OPPORTUNITY Just as surely as you make preparation you will make opportunity. Students entering practically every day. Catalog and other literature free. Chas. C. Cring, Gen Mgr. Fred W. Case, Prin. CENTRAL BUSINESS COLLEGE 4 and 5 floors. Holiday Bldg. Indianapolis. Ind. DR ARNO KLEIN Mt. Vernon, Ind. Dr. RINEAR Mt. Vernon, Ind. DR. MOSES VETERINARY SURGEON You need no skill to Kodak and nothing tells the story so well. Everything for Kodakery at our store. D. H. Rosenbaum Leading Druggists DR. DOERR Mt. Vernon, Ind. DR. C. H. FULLINWIDER Mt. Vernon, Ind. DR. WHITING Mt. Vernon, Ind. DR RANES Mt. Vernon, Ind. DR. J. M. HALE DENTIST Mt. Vernon, Ind. 92 The Bank that during the past fifty years, has favorably served three gen- erations is likely to satisfy you. A Strong Banking Connection is essential to success and the " First National " of- fers you the facilities gained by this length of service. The First National Bank Resources $750,000 Mt. Vernon, Ind. DICTATOR! The Flour of all Flours o FUHRER-FORD MILLING CO. Why not get Busy and Build? Everybody $uild We are a Nation of Builders, prosperous, free and enlight- ened we aspire to homes of our own, build to conform to our ideas of comfort and conveni- ence. Build a Home of our Own and consult US about the material Chas. Smith Jr. and Sons BOTH PHONES 41 93 SMITH That s Him The always busy store where they want smaller profits but more of them. S. R. SMITH Grocery W. 4th ft. M. i trark Hot Water and Steam Boilers Sanitary Plumbing Sheet Metal Work Agent for Weir Furnace PEARSON BUILDING u se Azil Flour Muncie Normal Institute A STANDARD NORMAL SCHOOL Pre Vocational courses for Teachers. A ReguLr College Course Kindergarten, Country Graded, City and High School Training Schools Supported Unexcelled departments of Manual Training. Agri- cultuie, Uomestic Science. Oratory, Art. Music, Bookkeeping. Shorthand, Science, Language, Math- ematics, Literature and History. Expenses Less Than Elsewhere. Terms Opening April 26. ' I 5; June 7. ' 15; July 19. I 5; Sept. 20, ' I 5; Dec. 13, ' 15. Address: MUNCIE NORMAL INSTITUTE Muncie, Indiana M. D. Kelly, Prest. H. M. Johnston, Registrar Frank M. Life, Dean Colonial Theatre MUTUAL PROGRAM KEYSTONE COMEDYS Nothing Better Electric Cooled Drink— Fred P. Dietz ' s Special Roast Coffee NONE AS GOOD SOLD BY DIETZ, The Busy Corner Grocery GLINT STROUD High Grade Flour, Field Seed, Garden Seeds and Feed of all kinds 94 Klein-Wasem Grocery Co. Mt. Vernon ' s Pride Insure in the Union Central Life Insurance Company The Company with the lowest net cost EDWIN WADE, Agent 114 W. 2d St. Mt. Vernon, Ind. Cumberland Telephone No. 40 Phone your next Grocery Order to — A. A. i rij? tik BOTH PHONES Cor. Water and Locust Sts. WE ' VE GOT THE BLUES! Serges we mean, also all other kinds of suit mater- ials for Ladies and Gentle- men, always. :: Peter W. Wentzel TAILOR l_. L_. Hurley Wholesale and Retail WALL PAPER and PAINT STORE Mount Vernon Ind Jardozki and Co. Whol esale Prod uce We Buy and Sell anything that is Good to Eat Mt. Vernon Democrat Everything in Job Work Qet Our Prices SOLE AGENTS FOR W hitman s Chocola tes Smokewell Cigar Co. 95 MISS FLORENCE ZIMMERMAN ..MILLINERY.. 323 MAIN STREET FOR THE BEST— EAT Walter ' s Ice Cream and Sodas and Sun- daes. Fancy Cream made to order. Walter Brothers W. D. LAWRENCE LIVERY :-: 214 Store Street :-: Home Phone 25 Cumberland Phone 73 The best Quality of leather used at the People ' s Shoe Repair Shop Men ' s Sewed Half Soles 50c Ladies ' " " " 35c Square deal to everyone. Your patronage appreciated. Satis- faction Guaranteed. H 4 MAIN ST. J. H. PERRY CITY ELECTRIC SHOE SHOP PRENZEL ' S MARKET wants to furnish your Eatables W ' East Third St. ! i ;, ' ! ' : . : - . : ' ■ - ■ i i ' ■ ri : i John Forthoffer MANUFACTURER OF Ginger Ale, Lemon, Crown Brew, Root Beer, Strawberry, Orange and Cream Soda, Pure Pineapple- Nectarade and Cream de Menth- Cola. :: :: :: :: ESTABLISHED 1883 Mount : Vernon : Indiana Let us show you our Furniture and Stoves Special Offering at all times BUCKS and MONARCH ! RANGES Easy terms to you. Lowest Prices at all Times. H. Brinkman Co. 96 HARDING-MILLER MUSIC COMPANY Pianos and Piano Players Sheet Music Cor. Fifth and Main Sts. Mt. Vernon, Ind. Chas. F. Engler DEALER IN GROCERIES and PROVISIONS . . . 809 Main Street MT. VERNON, INDIANA We make Your Watch Run on Time Everything you get from us is guaranteed Satisfactory Eyes Tested Free The real value of lands depend very much upon the tithe. Good real estate with a defective title is undesirable. Before purchasing land in Posey County have the title investigated by Frank Suddoth Title Abstracter Room 6, I. O. O. F. Bldg. Joe Schlomer The Second Street Jeweler TU AMERICAN HOMINY COMPANY Manufacturers of WHITE CORN GOODS EMPRESS Theatre FOR CLEAN Amusement How about your Dandruff? Get rid of it by us- in our DANDER-OFF A Sure Cure Welborn Limberger Barber Shop 228 Main St. Albert H. Vaupel CONCRETE CONTRACTOR M 97 " The Noblest Motive is the Public Good " —Virgil THE MT. VERNON NATIONAL BANK -IN BUSINESS 48 YEARS- Wear King Quality Shoes Made by Arnold $3 . 50 , $4.00 and $4.50 Let Ed. V. Price Co. Tailor your next suit to your in- dividual measure. Orders taken by % W. A. BRYANT at the Bryant Co. Store Where are you going to eat? Why at the Mecca Cafe of course. They serve the best meals in town. QUICK ORDERS A SPECIALTY O DICC D On Main Between 4th and 5th - • O10H, iTOp. Flowers for all occassions. Give us an order. JAMES A. BLACKBURN, The Florist 9th and Mill Streets, Mt. Vernon, Indiana Home Phone 80 Cumberland Phone 307 98 J. G. Herrmann Buick Automobiles Accessories and Repairing Cumberland Phone 95 Home Phone 220 Phil. H. Hegemann Samuel J. Miller LIVE STOCK DEALER General Blacksmithing and Re- pairing, Horseshoeing a Specialty Mt. Vernon Steam i Laundry Cumberland Phone 33 118-124 Main St. UP TO DATE MT. VERNON, INDIANA 213 215 W. Second Street Phone 1 4 3 99 Superior Quality Right Prices Prompt and courteous ser- vice backed by many years of experience insures you per- fect satisfaction. We earnestly solicit your business on this basis only. Ike Rosenbaum Leading Jeweler and Optician NIBLO ' S Most Anything for The Home Charles Dawson ...Druggist... Books, Stationery, Toilet Articles, Sporting Goods and Musical Instruments Both Phones 150 ROSENBAUM BRO. ML Vernon s SHOPPING CENTER HIS is the Store you can get everything in ready- to-wear for the whole family, Shoes, Hats, and Furnishings for the Men and Boy ' s; as well as Ladies ' Suits, Coats and Dresses in all the new- est styles and materials. Highest Quality and Low Prices is our standard, and when you are in need of anything in our line we wish to have the pleasure to supply you. 100 KECK GONNERMANN COMPANY Farmers Elevator Co. INCORPORATED 1018 North Main Street We Sell the Best Kentucky Coal Full Weight Prices Reasonable Both Phones If you do not burn our Coal— You do not burn the Best 101 Stafford i rawh Q . 6id crnapo a Engravings for College and School Publications TH E above is the title of our Book of Instructions which is loaned to the staff of each publication for which we do the engraving. This book contains I 64 pages, over 300 illustrations, and cov- ers every phase of the engraving question as it would interest the staff of a college or school publication. Full description and infor- mation as to how to obtain a copy sent to anyone interested. We mal e a Specialty of Hal j tones, Color Plates, Zinc Etchings, ' Designing, Etc. For College and High School Annuals and Periodicals. Also fine copper plate and steel die embossed stationery such as Commencement Invitations, Visiting Cards, Fraternity Stationery, Etc. Add Blast Halftones A11 of our halftones are etched = by the Levy Acid Blast pro- cess, which insures deeper and more evenly etched plates than it is possible to get by the old tub process, thus insuring best possible results from the printer. The engravings for this Annual were made by us. Mail orders a specialty. Samples sent free if you state what you are especially interested in. Stafford Engraving Company ARTISTS : ENGRAVERS : ELECTROTYPERS Engravings for College and School Publications a Specialty CENTURY BUILDING INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA 102 K OENEMANN-RIEHL CO. 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