Mount Vernon High School - Surveyor Yearbook (Alexandria, VA)
- Class of 1919
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Sturgis French Edith Haines Latin Edith M. Cauble Comnfiercial Department V cc «- n Emily Hanskoe English Lucile Hardwick Domestic Science Isabelle Key Music and Art Mildred Blakely Office Clerk Page Eight FOREWORD Just a word of introduction to the readers of this, the eighth annual edition of the Hoop Pole. In completing this edition we have striven in every way to make this a better and more interesting annual than any that have before been published. We sincerely believe that we have succeeded. We most gratefully thank those who have contributed their time and energy to our success, and especially do we thank our friend and teacher, Miss Smith, who has devoted so much of her time and thought to our work. Our editorial staff deserves much credit for the splendid work completed in the short time alloted. To our business manager and her staff and to Mr. Sandefur, their adviser, we owe our secure financial foundation and the im- provements we have thus been able to make. And, last of all, we present our annual to the public and heartily hope it will meet with approval. P l|t« Nine WHAT YOU WILL FIND IN THIS NUMBER OF THE HOOP-POLE Page Editorial Staff - 1 " 1 Business Staff -.. 12 Seniors .:.■ ... 13-22 Class Poem and Class Song. 23-24 Class History 25-27 Class Prophecy 28-31 Class Will - 32-33 Senior Play — " Under the Lion ' s Paw " 34-37 The Hoop-Pole - .-. 38 Speeches of Presentation and Acceptance 39 The Hoop-Pole Ceremony Junior-Senior Reception 40 Six O ' clock Dinner for School Board and Guests Hoop-Pole, Junior Hoop-Pole, Junior Staff . . 41 Fac-simile of First Edition of Hoop-Pole, Junior 42 Literary — Singing Mountain — Albert Crowe 43-45 The Lost Note— Mary Ellen Bateman... 45-47 The Tenth Generation— Hazle Kagle. 47-49 Music Department 50-54 Operetta 51-54 Public Speaking Department 55-56 Athletics — High School Athletics 57 Girls ' Basketball Squad 58 Girls ' Basketball Team 59 Senior Members of Girls ' Team... 60-61 Boys ' Basketball Team 62 Senior Members of Boys ' Team 63 Class of 1920... 64 Class of 1921 65 Class of 1922... 66 Alumni — ■ Notes ... 67-68 Dreams of Spring — Fred Armbruster ' 13. 69 Alumni Honor Roll 70-7 1 The " Flu " 72-73 Poets ' Corner 74-76 Smiles 77-87 Snap Shots 79-80 Rogues ' Gallery 84-87 Junior High School 88 Junior High School Faculty 89 Junior High School Class 90 Autographs 91 Advertisements 92-121 Page Ten ' 1 1 IP 1 EDITORIAL STAFF Thomas E. Boyce Editor-in-Chief Mary E. Smith Head of English Department Assistants Oswald Benner Boys ' Athletics Elizabeth Spencer ..Girls ' Athletics Belva Davis Alumni John E. Doerr, Jr Attorney Mary Louise Fitton Prophetess-Poet Lucile Haas Music Elfreda Hironimus Jokes Mary Elizabeth Mackey Historian Madge Oliver Artist Edna Sturm Public Speaking Hazel Williams Domestic Science Jessie Pritchard ..Domestic Science Typists Gladys Woodward Beuford Alldredge Gladys Basler Louise Leffel BUSINESS STAFF Helen Keck ..Business Manager C. E. Sandefur Principal Assistants Mary Ellen Bateman Susie Sugg Fern Leipold Esther Menzies Frank Harlem Bernard Luebberman Elisha Blackburn Lawrence Woodward Page Twelve LNIDR CLASS OFFICERS Thomas E. Boyce President Bernard Luebbermann Vice President Mary Louise Fitton Secretary James Motiock Treasurer Class Colors: Blue and Gold Class Flower: Ward Rose and Valley I il) Class Motto: " Out of the Harbor into the Sea " Baccalaureate Address: Rev. Edward Edlemairer, May 18 Commencement Address: " The New World, " by Dr, James A W ' oodhurn. In diana University, May 22 Class Day: May 22 Class Play: April 25 ) u:c 1 ' lvitrcn rP ■ ' ■■:■■; : ; " ;H- ■ ... : ... -..■• ' . . - ' ■ ;V ■ ■■ ' • JfeS I ■■■■ : v ;;-. ...;• J; " ■ ' ■ %;■ — .;,«. ' ::■ , ' ' ■;■ ,..;;r:|fe :■; ■-; ' • ■■■■■ ' ■ Beuford H. Alldredge " Crowfoot " " I am the very pink of courtesy. " Editorial Staff, Hoop-Pole, " Under the Lion ' s Paw. " Here is our ladies ' man. He is es- pecially interested in a beautiful flower whose perfume is that of a rose. His taste in selecting- many colored ties and his ability to tie them artistically is re- markable. Gladys Easier all her steps, heaven every gesture, dignity ' 19, Editorial " Grace was i in her eyes, in and love. " Glee Club, Operetta Staff, Hoop-Pole. Gladys has been considered the pret- tiest girl in our class since she joined us in Junior High. Besides her beauty, she has a sunny disposition which will win her friends wherever she goes. Mary Ellen Bateman " Mellen " " There was a little girl And she had a little curl " . Basketball ' 16- ' 17- ' 18- ' 19, Operetta •18- ' 19, Glee Club, Editorial Staff, J. H. S. Pioneer ' 16, Secretary and Treasurer of Hoop-Pole Junior, Business Staff, Hoop-Pole, " Under the Lion ' s Paw. " Mary Ellen is one of our basketball stars. Though she has worked for her three " M ' s " she hasn ' t forgotten her other interests in High School. Oswald Benner " Benner " " Speech is great, but silence is great- er. " Editorial Staff, Hoop-Pole, Basket- ball ' 18- ' 19, " Under the Lion ' s Paw. " Although Oswald is very quiet and does not care for the fair sex, he is a real Senior and has proved a great suc- cess in basketball. Elisha Blackburn " Lishie " " By wit he speaks, by wit his mind is ruled, By wit he governs all his actions. " Business Staff Hoop-Pole, Editor-in- Chief of J. H. S., Pioneer ' 16. Elisha is a true " Happy Farmer. " He is never to be seen without a joke and a smile. He has been taking a course at Oakland City College. Page Fourteen Grace Nell Blackburn " Grade " " Who hath not own ' d the power of Grace? " Grace is unlucky when it comes to health, but in lessons she ' s always ready and always right. Her pleasant ways and sunny smiles never change. " Thomas E. Boyce " Tom " " Noble blood is an accident of for- tune; noble actions characterize the great. " Class President, Basketball ' 16- ' 17- ' 18- ' 19, Captain ' 17, Editor-in-Chief Hoop-Pole, " Under the Lion ' s Paw " , " The Hero of the Gridiron " . Tom is our dignified and popular President. He can conduct a class meeting or take a snap-shot with equal success. If you want anything done well, ask Tom to do it. He has been accepted at Annapolis, having made a splendid record in his preparatory work, and we predict that he will be Captain of a battleship some day. Mark Crunk " Crunkie " " Ye, gods! but she is wondrous fair! And I, so plain a man am I. " Crunkie is a boy who likes to be heard. This is probably due to his smallness. He has a beautiful blush and he doesn ' t hesitate to let others know it, although he isn ' t at all bash- ful. His real interest in life lies be- yond the realm of M. A ' . H. S. Albert L. Crowe " Sis " " The man that loves and laughs must sure do well. " " Under the 1 don ' s Paw " . Albert joined the class in the Seniol year and we have all gained a friend and classmate. H is especially popular with the girls. Belva A. Davis " Dolly Dimples ' " A loveable hit of feminism and wit hal a ei business- like i " Glee Club, Operetta 18- ' 19. Editorial staff. Hoop-Pole. Belva is the " pick " of the i lasa sin- has th. se laughing brown eyes and much envied dimpl a W goes she takes the Minshm. spirit . causing veryone about I he happy. she has no 1 1 ouble with h for she Works with .1 111. 11 leSt and easllj overcomes the obstach - that sh finds In h. 1 pat h Pagr Kiftrrn John E. Doerr, Jr. " Dopy " " With eyes that look ' d into the very- soul — ■ Bright — and as black and burning- as a coal. " Class Attorney, Glee Club, Operetta ' 19, " Under the Lion ' s Paw, " Dopy, as he is known to all, is one of our " real " boys. He can be seen almost any time in his little Ford racer, and not always alone either. Did you hear the lion growl? Mary Louise Fitton " Mary Lou " " Wisdom alone builds pyramids and her pyramids shall stand when Egypt ' s fall. " Class Secretary, Class Poet, Class Prophetess, Secretary Glee Club, Secre- tary of J. H. S. Pioneer ' 16, Hoop-Pole Jr. Staff, Operetta ' 18- ' 19, " Under the Lion ' s Paw " , " The Hero of the Grid- iron " . Mary Louise is one of our most in- telligent Seniors. She is loved by all and M. V. H. S. will h ate to lose her. She does her part of the work for she is our poet and prophetess. Lucile 0. Haas " Ceil " " There is sunshine in her smile and music in her tone. " Editorial Staff, Hoop-Pole, Glee Club, Operetta ' 18- ' 19, " Under the Lion ' s Paw " . Lucile is a fine all-around girl and has more friends than she can count. Her voice is one of the best things about the Glee Club. Frank M. Harlem " Monk " " No great men are original. " Business Staff, Hoop-Pole, Operetta ' 19, Glee Club, Basketball ' 19. Frank is very energetic and has proved it by completing his course in three years. He has a contagious smile. Elfreda M. Hironimus " Freedie " " Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of genius. " Joke Editor, Glee Club, Basketball ' 16- ' 17- ' 18- ' 19. Everyone has a good time when El- freda is around. She is never still, but always entertaining someone. She has shown us what she can do by her work in basketball. Page Sixteen Hazel Kagle " An intellect of highest worth, A heart of purest gold. " Hazel is very studious and ranks among- the best students of M. V. H. S. Her sweet and optimistic disposition soon changes all her acquaintances into friends. She is sure to make her mark in the world. Beulah M. Karnes " Bootz " " And her sunny locks, Hang on her temples like a golden fleece. " Glee Club, Operetta ' 18- ' 19, Basket- ball ' 17- ' 18. Beulah ' s disposition is just as sunny and golden as her hair. A quiet girl but one who is always in for every- thing. Helen Keck " Kecky " " Black eyes with a wondrous, witch- ing charm. " Business Manager Hoop-Pole, Treas- urer of J. H. S. Pioneer ' lfi, Athletic Board of Control ' 17- ' 18, " The Her., of the Gridiron " , Glee Club, Operetta ' 18- ' 19, Hoop-Pole Jr. Staff, " Under the Lion ' s Paw " , Basketball " Ki- ' IT- ' IS- ' IO. Kecky is one of our very popular Senior girls, well liked by everyone. You can see that her High School ca- reer has been a busy one. Olive E. Kincheloe " My tongue within my lips l reigrn. " Glee Club, Operetta is. In Olive we have an ever studious Senior and we all feel sure that some of these days the results of her dili- gence will eome t the lig-ht of th whole world. Wayne I). Klotz " Sophie " " Quiet alw ;n s. of somewhat mien. " Wayne ts so tall he must be at in sections, but w In n you kn. w him all, you ' ll t ' uui him a tine felloe Va c r rnlrrn Herbert Kreie " Herb " " O, it is excellent to have a giant ' s strength, But it is tyrannous to use it like a giant. " Basketball ' 15- ' 16- ' 17- ' 18- ' 19, Captain 18, Football •16- ' 17. Herb is a strong- man and derives much satisfaction from the fact. Dur- ing- his four year course he was always engaged in Athletics and didn ' t bother much about " the -women " . He has more letters than any other member of the class of ' 19. Jessie Lamb " Wit is the flower of imagination. " Glee Club, Debating ' 16, Discussion ' 17, Oratory ' 18, Basketball ' 19, Hoop- Pole Junior Staff. Jessie is our jolliest Senior. She has a joke for every minute in the day and therefore we all enjoy being in her classes. With all her fun Jessie knows when and how to be serious. Louise Leffel " Silence is wisdom and better than any speech. " Glee Club, Editorial Staff Hoop-Pole, Operetta ' 18, Hoop-Pole Junior Staff. Louise is a girl of few words, but all who know her know she is to be trust- ed. Her specialty is her cheerful gig- gle. M. Fern Leipold " Tad " " Yet all the lads they smile on me. " Class Song, Business Staff Hoop-Pole, Glee Club, Operetta ' 18- ' 19, " Under the Lion ' s Paw " , " The Hero of the Grid- iron. " Fern is one of our merriest Seniors. She is well liked by everyone, espe- cially by those of the other sex. We are quite sure she will be a famous musician some day for her talent is plainly shown in the Class Song. Bernard Luebbermann " Give me a lever long enough And a prop strong enough And I can single-handed, move the world. " Vice-President, Debating ' 19, Glee Club, Operetta ' 19, Business Staff Hoop- Pole, Editor-in-Chief Hoop-Pole Junior, Football ' 17, " Under the Lion ' s Paw. " If you want an argument, approach Bernard, but if you don ' t want to be convinced, beware, for he ' ll make you think that black is white. We advise him to be a hypnotist. Page Eighteen Mary Elizabeth Mackey " Mackey " " A daughter of the gods, divinely fair, and most divinely tall. " Basketball ' 16- ' 17- ' 18- ' 19, Operetta ' 18- ' 19, Glee Club, Assistant Editor of 3. H. S. Pioneer ' 16, Class Historian. " Under the Lion ' s Paw " , " The Hero of the Gridiron " . Mackey is always to be found at the " center " not only in basketball but in everything else worth while. She has the gift of doing everything well; and let ' s not forget her eyes. Olivia M. Martin " Mike " " The only way to have a friend is to be one. " Olivia is rather quiet but very popu- lar with those who know her well. She intends to enter Lockyear ' s. We are sure she will make someone a very competent stenographer. Esther H. Menzies " Capt " " On witli the dance! let joy be uricon- fined; No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet. " Business Staff Hoop-Pole, Glee Club, Operetta ' 18- ' 19, " Under the Lion ' s Paw " . Esther is one of our jolly Seniors. Lessons never cause her trouble, Light is her heart, and as light, hei Many girls envy her art of " propos- ing " ; so come what may. she is ready for Leap Year 1920. James Morlock " Jimmie " " Affliction is enamoured o ' thy parts and thou arc addicted t calamity. " Class Treasurer, ( ' .lee Club, Op ' 19, " Under the 1 .ion ' s 1 i w " . Jimmie is our class bank. We nil like him because the expression on his face shows he has a pleasant outlook on life. We onder whetln this same expression during his mis- t ' ort unes. Leila Madge Oliver ■■ ' blessed with temper whose nn- clouded raj Ca i make i " moi row i ru i i I ul dav. " Class Artist, « Hee Club, Op •19, Basketball ' 16 17 18 m.i.i. ' .. is one of oui sweet girl grad- uates, she possesses dark, sparkling eyes and an abundance of black hair, togethei wiih a in. i i 1 n also has great artistic a hi in and is QUI ' class at list N Jessie C. Pritchard " Jess " " Her looks do argue her replete with modesty. " Editorial Staff Hoop-Pole. Jessie is a quiet girl, but she makes her presence felt. All that she does is done well. She likes everyone and ev- eryone likes her. Lydia E. Riecken " Virtue alone is the unerring- sign of a noble soul. " Lydia is one of our quiet girls, but she has made her four years at school count for much. She has proved a good friend to all who know her. Arthur R. Robb " Robbie " " He sayeth little except when occas- ion demandeth. " Football ' 17, Glee Club ' 19, " Under the Lion ' s Paw " . Arthur is our calm but businesslike classmate. His ambition is to be a doc- tor but if you saw him in the Senior play, you ' ll agree that he ought to be an actor. Marie Souder " Good temper, like a sunny day, sheds a brightness over everything. " Marie finished her work in M. V. H. S. at the middle of the year and left us. We did not realize how much we could miss her until she was gone. She believes in having hev good time and if there is ever anything doing, Marie is right there. Elizabeth Spencer " Poty " " I come late, yet I come. " Editorial Staff Hoop-Pole, Advertise- ment Manager Hoop-Pole Junior, " Un- der the Lion ' s Paw " , Glee Club ' 17. Poty, for that is all she is. ever called, has a charming way of entertaining the students in her neighborhood, in the assembly. Her jolly, friendly ways are the secret of her charm. Page Twenty John Alvin Starken " Every man has his own style like his own nose. " Hoop-Pole Junior Staff, Debating- ' 19, Glee Club, Operetta ' 19, " Under the Lion ' s Paw " . John is another one of our Seniors who completed his work in three years. But he did not work all the time, be- cause he believes in the motto, " All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy " . Lucile Stiker " Stig " " A true friend, always cheerful and plucky " . Glee Club, Operetta ' 18- ' 19. Lucile is good nature personified and has a full appreciation of the enjoy- ment of life. She is one of the brun- ettes for which our class is noted. Edna Marie Sturm " The sparkle of her eye and the soft- ness of her voice are as the charm up- on a magic lute. " Editorial Staff Hoop-Pole. Edna is a quiet, reserved and indus- trious girl. She is exceedingly pa- triotic, for she sent her affections to France at the beginning of the war. Sabra Sue Sugg " Susie " " The most completely lost of all days is that on which one has not laughed. " Business Staff Hoop-Pole, Orel Operetta ' is. Basketball ' 18- ' 19. Susie is one of our most popular S n- ior uirls. and is always seeking time. She is a talented musician and plays tin- violin well. She also plays basketball and was one o ' our star for- wards. Arch J. Thomas " Arch " " Good-natui ed, honest, lucky. " A reii Is i i i bodj ' s fri nd n la vers obliging and the life ci ow ,i ii.- doesn I api imm is w mine to i«t u .iion. . Madeline Vines " Mat " " Ne ' er downcast, e ' en on a rainy- day. " Basketball ' 19. Mat is an expert in basketball, wit and dancing - ? Something ' s always do- ing when she ' s around. Hazel Williams " Jimmy " " She has golden hair, like sunlight streaming. " Glee Club ' 18, Operetta ' 18, Editorial Staff, Hoop-Pole. Hazel is not only noted for her beauty and pretty hair, but her sweet disposition and winning smiles have won her many friends. Gladys M. Woodward " Eppie " " Gentle of speech, beneficient of mind. " Glee Club, Operetta ' 18- ' 19, Editorial Staff, Hoop-Pole. Gladys is another one of our pretty girls. She is planning to be a dignified school ma ' am. We know she " will suc- ceed with the latter but we are not so sure about the dignified. Lawrence Woodward " Woodward " " I am not in the roll of common men. " Football ' 17, Orchestra ' 18, " Hero of the Gridiron " . .Lawrence is a good-natured fellow, never without a smile. He was in the ' 17 football team and did some excel- lent playing. He also played the solo cornet in the orchestra. Lawrence likes beauty and doesn ' t care who knows it. Page Twenty-two CLASS POEM A band of mariners are we, A strong and valiant crew, And in our ship Nineteen-nineteen We sail the ocean blue. Our number is just forty-four, All picked with greatest care. And from our mast the Blue and Gold Our flag, floats in the air. We have a skilful captain Our sturdy craft to guide, And, to assist him, three good mates, Who stand firm at his side. " Out of the harbor into the sea " Our ship has made its way, And forward still, with never a stop, We ' ll sail until some day We ' ll anchor in a harbor fair In the Land of Dreams-come-true, And on the mountain peak Success We ' ll plant the Gold and Blue. — Mary Louise Fitton, O CLASS SONG 1 In that river valley There ' s to be a rally, For they ' ve kept a tally On the class held dear. Greeting, for the class is meeting, And the drums loud beating You can plainly hear. Chorus M. V. H. S., we will proudly flaunt our banner to the skies. M. V. H. S., you are the place that we will always idolize; M. V. H. S., where they surely put the classes to the test. M. V. H. S., we are sure that you think that we ' re the best. 2 We will bear in mind That you ' ve been so kind. And you ' ll really find That we hate to leave. Sighing like the night wind dying, Soft our hearts are crying; For these da s we ' ll grieve. Fern l eipold Page i» ent T JLsL fm mm s m mm » pm f p- lt£t F p — f z££f P ? =g S3 P f t ir- fe si FT T Wfc it e— « 5 — ' d L , ! U _! ■ f WW? JJ jfjjji - 1 3g s ft « :zr S lj rF E f ( pr = Pff = J ?n 5 ■ as i P «« s r s rr 3 1 if ' i [ i rpyfr £44 M Page Twenty-four CLASS HISTORY The Legendary Age Whilom, in ye darke ages a smalle compaignye of scholars sette out in search of learnynge. They journeyed for six years in a most worthi lande ycleped Ye Central School, where was layed the firme foundation for their later wondrouse knowledge. From this lande they wandered to a fairer and more gloriouse contree ycleped Ye Grammar School. There this smalle compaignye grew in nombre, that is to seye, many other scholars joined the bande from strange landes. Now at this tyme the worthi art of printinge was not developed to a great extent and this compaignye fain would labor to publische a paper, Ye Grammar School Tatler, which would telle about the many dyverse peoples who dwell in this excellent lande and also concerning, their dyverse maneres and lawes. By the use of the hectograph one most interesting edition was printed by their determined efforts, although with muche difficultie. This first attempte at journalysme forecasted grete literarie achievements in store for them in later years. Alas! the times and customs were too strongly arrayed against them. and so the Tatler ended. However, the years passed profitably and swiftly and their sojourn in this lande soon ended. Epoch I They passed safely from ye darke medieval ages, that is to seye, the noble compaignye came to the contree of Ye Junior High School, which was a still fairer lande. At this tyme knyghtes of grete strengthe and the gentylleste of damyselles joined their nombre from farther contrees. Many grevouse obsta- cles there were to be overcome, but this vertouse bande defeated eache in turne. One faire day, by adventure or by cas, it bifel that the thought of pub- lishing a chronicle of the noble deeds of this illustrouse compaignye occurred to them. Ful many a difficultie did they encounter while striving to attayne this goal, but success finally crowned their efforts and a most precyouse volume ycleped Ye Pioneer did they presente to the worlde. This unusual attaynmente was unheard of heretofore, and to this day has so remayned. The latter parte of this period was filled with darke forebodyngs because the compaignye was soon to leave this faire lande, to travel unknowne paths to a distant and greter contree. Many tales had reached their ears both gude and bad and therefore were they muche disturbed. Epoch II But lo! upon the arrivalle of the noble bande did they discover that this new contree, Ye Senior High School, was by farre the most wonderfulle, pas synge alle the others. The inhabitants of this fairest lande informed them that they had escaped a most degrading and humiliating residence in a certayne cytee ycleped Ye Freshman by their sojourn of a year in ye lande of Junior High. Therefore the compaignye considered themselves fortunate indeed. The cytee in which they now dwellte was ycleped Ye Sophomore, and as this com paignye was already noted for its wondrouse abilitee and unusual attavnnicnts. this cytee at once increased in importance and the other inhabitants of the lande of Ye Senior High School soon began to regarde it with awe. Now, the Knyghtes of the Gridiron had distinguished themselves muehlv. and so the damyselles of this compaignye rewarded their merits b giving them a banquet on the festival of Hallowe ' en. The learned facultye also attended the partye as the guests of honoure. After tarrying a year in this cytee of Sophomore the compaignye moved onwarde to the better knowne cytee of Ye Junior. PaCC 1 « rnt U c Epoch III The cytee of Ye Junior was immediately raised to a foremost place in the land of Ye Senior High School, because this worthi bande took such an unusuale interest in alle the many different activities of the contree. That is to seye, so important was the compaignye that there were no grete undertakyngs in alle the lande in which some of the vertouse compaignye did not take parte. Then the learned facultye decyded that the members of the Athletic Asso- ciation of the contree of Ye Senior High should be allowed to presente at this tyme a play ycleped The Hero of the Gridiron. Many of the gloriouse com- paignye of the cytee of Junior were chosen to be in this play, and these, of a certayntye, did prove their wondrouse histrionic talent. Of course, since these knyghtes and damyselles tooke part, the play was very successfulle and everyone enjoyed it immensely. The next activitee in which the excellent bande took another important part was the Operetta ycleped The Gipsy Queen, which was given by the Glee Club of Ye Senior High School. The majority of the members of the cast were inhabitants of the cytee of Ye Junior. The Operetta was quite spectaculare and everyone presed it highly. It also served to show what rare abilitee had the singers and dancers from this worthi compaignye frome Ye Junior. The tyme soon drew nye for the noble bande to depart from this cytee in which they dwellte, but before leaving they revived the ancient custome of giving a reception for the ones who were leaving the cytee of Ye Senior. One of the damyselles offered her home for this partye, and there they entertayned the learned facultye and those who were departing from Ye Senior. Soon afterwards the compaignye tooke up its journey onwarde to the cytee of Ye Senior. Epoch IV Now, this noted bande assumed the grete responsibilitees of dwelling in the most wondrouse cytee of Ye Senior, and carried on alle the affairs with prese-worthi facilitee and ease. The cytee grew to double its former impor- tance, and this compaignye so ably tooke the lead in every activitee that they became the most distinguished ones of alle the inhabitants who had ever dwellte in the cytee of Ye Senior. Alle the undertakyngs were progressing finely at the beginning of their sojourn when suddenly a mysteriouse scourge ycleped Ye Flu afflicted many of the dwellers in Ye Lande of Senior High. Alle industree ceased indefinitely. However, the sturdy inhabitants overcame this dread disease and the activitees were begun again after an intervalle of nine weeks. They shouldered the heavie burdens of increased worke bravely, but with difficultie, and after a period of six weeks there was a grete revivalle of learnynge which soon broughte the worke up to the former high standarde. Thus the noble compaignye passed safely through this darke period. The athletes from this bande were always noted for their prowess, and although in this yeare the scourge of Ye Flu caused many seriouse difficulties and delays, nevertheless they kepte up their fine recorde. The gentylleste of damyselles now developed into myghte Amazons in the worthi arte of basket- ball. Six damyselles from the cytee of Ye Senior were amonge those who com- posed the team which was declared Champion of the Pockett. Team after team sente from neighborynge contrees met this wondrouse one, only to go down in defeate. Shortly after the close of the basketball season the Glee Clubs, composed of both damyselles and knyghtes of Ye Senior High, began practice on an operetta ycleped Bulbul. They worked steadily and earnestly, and on March 28 the operetta was presented to a large and apprecyative audience, which declared it a grete success. As was their custome, the worthi compaignye from Senior took an important parte in this activitee. Page Twenty-six " Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote The droghte of Marche hath perced to the roote, " practice was begun on the Senior play. The worthi bande did not have tyme to recover from the strenuose worke on the operetta, but nothing daunted, they courageously undertooke this next grande enterprise in their usual unexcelled manner. To telle it yow as shortely as I may: This play was ycleped Under the Lion ' s Paw, and was quite deepe and difficulte to presente, the heaviest play that had ever been attempted by any dwellers in the cytee of Ye Senior. Many obstacles confronted them in this endeavore, the greatest being the maladye ycleped Ye Mumps, which truly played havoc among the inhabitants and many prominent ones were stricken. However, the play was indeed a strikynge success and a grete accomplishment to the credite of this wondrouse compaignye. On Class Day this noted bande introduced the ceremonie of the Hoop-pole in the lande of Senior High. The leader of this compaignye presented Ye Hoop-pole to the people who dwellte in the cytee of Ye Junior with the instruc- tion that they in turne should hande it downe the following year. This Hoop- pole, with the colors of each worthi compaignye or class tied upon it, will be a token of the noble deeds of each compaignye through all the coming yeares. Thus the chronicles of the sojourn of this wondrouse bande in the faire lande of Ye Senior High School come to an ende. The compaignye set out courageously downe the windynge pathe to conquer the dangerouse lande of Ye Worlde and surely Fame, Fortune and Success are waiting for eache and every one of them. Thus endyth this historic Ther is nae more to saye. MARY ELIZABETH MACKEY. i ' .ikrc l " «ont r en CLASS PROPHECY At last I am back in Mt. Vernon, after an absence of ten years! And what a difference those years have made! Mt. Vernon is quite a city now; more than that, it is called the " second capital of Indiana, " because the Gov- ernor and his wife spend so much of their time here. It hardly seems possible that in speaking of the Governor of Indiana and his wife, I am really referring to my old classmates, John Alvin Starken and Helen Keck. John Alvin is considered the most popular chief executive Indiana has had in years, and as for Helen, she is a perfect " first lady of the state. " It is at their home I am staying, and it is here, too, that the Class of 1919 has just held a reunion dinner, planned on our Commencement night. We arranged then that on the tenth anniversary of our graduation, as many as possible would gather in Mt. Vernon for a class banquet. In accordance with that agreement I obtained a vacation from my work as a librarian in Buffalo, and came back to Mt. Vernon. I was met at the station by Gladys Basler. She is Helen ' s social secretary, and a most efficient one. However, I understand she is to be married soon to an Indianapolis lawyer. As we left the station and approached the waiting taxi, Gladys asked me whether I noticed anything familiar about it, and, to my surprise, I read, in letters of gold on the blue car, Kreie ' s Taxi Service. " Does that mean Herb Kreie? " I asked. " Yes, " replied Gladys. " Herb owns every taxi in the city. He is one of the most prosperous and influential men here. You will see him at the dinner. " " Do you see that large building on the corner? " she went on, as the car started. " That ' s the Mammoth Hotel, owned by Oswald Benner. Oswald decided that Mt. Vernon needed a modern hotel, and that he would see to it that she got one. The Mammoth is the result. " " He certainly seems to have succeeded, " I answered, gazing at the h and- some building. Just then the taxi stopped before a pretty little tearoom, and Gladys said: " I must go in here to see whether the placecards are ready. If you will come with me, I believe you ' ll find some old friends. " So together we entered the shop. When I noticed the sign, The Blue and Gold Tearoom, I knew that the " old friends " would be members of the Class of ' 19. Sure enough, I was at once greeted by Gladys Woodward and Hazel Wil- liams. While Hazel went to get the placecards, Gladys explained to me: " Hazel and I went into partnership soon after we finished school, and we have certainly done well. You see, although we call this a tearoom, and handle all sorts of things, our specialty is our candy. " When I had been taken through the spotless kitchen with its rows of busy girls, and had sampled the candy they made, I well understood the success of the Blue and Gold. Then we told the girls good-bye, knowing that we should see them in the evening. " There is something else I want you to see, " said Gladys, as our taxi started on again. " It ' s the work of another of our classmates. We ' ll pass it in just a moment — here it is now! " Looking out, I saw a large and beautiful building, surrounded by a lawn set with splendid trees. " It ' s our new High School, " Gladys explained. " Isn ' t it a beauty? And it is up to date in every way. You should see the gymnasium and the audi- torium, with its splendid stage! " Page Twenty-eight " And what a beautiful campus! But what has it to do with our class? " " Why, Hazel Kagle was the architect. " " Hazel an architect? " " Yes, indeed, and a mighty good one, as that building proves. She is in town now, supervising the building of our new theatre. " Just then we reached our destination, and 1 was soon being greeted by Helen and John Alvin. I found that they had quite a house party. Belva Davis, now a popular motion picture actress, had stopped over to attend the banquet, on her way to her California studio. Lucile Stiker, Indiana ' s famous woman Senator, had come on from Washington to be present. Arch Thomas. who, as the most popular author of the day, writes at least three of each year ' s " six best sellers, " and his wife, Madge Oliver Thomas, whose illustrations in Arch ' s books are one reason for their success, were both there, as were also the members of the Princess Concert Company. This company, you know, is composed of Lucile Haas, contralto and reader; Susie Sugg, violinist, and Fern Leipold, pianist. Jessie Pritchard is the man- ager of the company. To quote Jessie, " When three artists as brilliant and talented as these, who have been so successful individually, unite in one com- pany, the public may confidently expect that company to be the best of its kind. " Which shows that Jessie certainly possesses confidence in her organiza- tion. And indeed it would be hard to find either a better company or a better manager. By the time all greetings had been exchanged, it was growing late, and we separated to dress for the evening. When we gathered in the drawing-room a little later, we found that several other guests had arrived. Marie and Hazel were there, also Herb and Oswald, and others whom I had neither seen nor heard of since my return. Beuford Alldredge and his wife, formerly Beulah Karnes, had come in from their model farm, a few miles out of the city, where they raise the best corn of the state. a fact proved by the many prizes they have won. Then, Bernard Luebbermann. Mt. Vernon ' s most prominent lawyer, whose skill in pleading his cases is so great that he never loses, and Lawrence Woodward, owner of the city ' s leading drug store, had also arrived. As we were greeting them, the butler announced several others — Grace Blackburn, Louise Leffel, Hazel Kagle, James Morelock, and Arthur Robb. I learned that Grace is a successful photographer here. Her skill is so great that she pleases all her patrons, and she has won several prizes with her artistic pictures. I heard her arranging with Belva for some sitting, to be entered in the next National contest. Louise Leffel is owner and publisher of the Western Star, the leading newspaper of Southern Indiana. Both John Alvin and Lucile sav that they owe much of their success in their recent campaigns to hef support, so great is her influence on public opinion. Arthur Robb is a doctor, recognized as one of the leaders of his professi He is called to all parts of the country in consultation, but still makes IVll Vernon his home. James is an inventor, a second Edison. He has just perfected a perpetual motion machine. Despite the fact that scientists believed for years that no such machine could possibly be made, James decided to try, and now has the satisfaction of having produced one of the most wonderful Inventions the world has ever known. After a few minutes taken up by greetings and reminiscences, dinnei « ; .- announced; but just then we heard a noise outside. A car swept down the street and stopped suddenly before the house. A moment ' s silence was lowed by a loud ringing of the bell, and then we were all welcoming John D and Albert Crowe. ■ " We ' ve just made a new record on the Indianapolis course and I believe we made another getting here on time, " said Albert. " But we did it! " put in Dopy. " And I ' m certainly glad to be here. Why, I haven ' t been in Mt. Vernon since I used to drive my little Ford! " And now he is a famous racing driver, and Albert is his mechanician. Together they have set more new records than even Ralph DePalma in his best days. Then we made our way into the great dining-room, which was beautifully decorated for the occasion. Blue and gold were the colors used, of course, and Ward roses and valley lilies the flowers, Hoop-Poles with their bright colors, appeared on the place-cards, and, in miniature, formed the favors. Surely no gayer dinner was ever enjoyed than the one which followed. We had so much to say and so many things to recall that it was late when we finished and rose to sing our Class Song. Then John Alvin said, " Helen and I are delighted that so many of you have been able to attend this dinner. But those who can not be here have thought of us, and I have messages from all of them. I can also tell you where they are and what they are doing. " I ' ll begin with Mary Elizabeth Mackey. As you may know, she is an actress, probably the most popular American actress today. Billie Burke is nowhere beside her. Her plays are all successful, and no wonder, for they are written by those well known playwrights, the Blackburns, — in other words, Elisha and Elfreda. " " And the combined wit of those two couldn ' t produce anything that wasn ' t successful, " struck in Bernard. " But why are none of them here? " " Their latest production, ' A Word to the Wise, ' is just opening on Broad- way, " explained John Alvin, " so, of course, none of the three can leave. But they all send greetings and best wishes. " The next message, " he continued, " is from Madeline Vines. Madeline once planned to be a school teacher, you know, but she decided she was fitted for higher spheres, so she took up aviation. Now she is carrying mail for Uncle Sam from New York to Chicago, and is noted for her skill and daring. " " Then she displays the same qualities in flying that she used to make use of in playing basketball, " commented Susie. " Frank Harlem is a banker in New York, and is becoming a power in the financial world. He is interested in more than one important deal, both here and in England. He has been heard to say that he owes his success first to M. V. H. S., and second to Yale, so he evidently sees things from the proper viewpoint. " Then here are several letters from the West. Olive Kincheloe and Olivia Martin have bought a large tract of land in California, and are raising — " Olives, of course! " cried Fern. " Exactly, and they say that, whatever the cause may be, they certainly have a finer grove than anyone near them. Now who can say there ' s nothing in a name? " Jessie Lamb is in the West, too, in Denver. She teaches French there, and writes in her spare time, for she is as clever as ever. Her name is to be found in the ' Table of Contents ' of more than one magazine. " " Good for Jessie! " exclaimed Lucile. " I always knew she ' d make a name for herself! " " This letter, " and as he spoke, John Alvin held up one with a queer foreign post-mark, " has come from Chili. Mark Crunk and Wayne Klotz are detec- tives, the best known in the country. They are engaged now on one of the biggest cases they have ever handled, and the chase has taken them to South America. I don ' t know what sort of a criminal they are pursuing, but I do know they will catch him. " Page Thirty " Yes, " agreed Herb. " They belong to the Class of 1919, so of course they will finish successfully whatever they start. But it must be hard for Wayne to disguise himself as all detectives should. " " I should think they could easily disguise as Mutt and Jeff, " suggested Beuford. " Then here ' s a letter from Mary Ellen. She specialized in athletics after leaving High School, and then was athletic director in the schools of several Indiana cities. She was a great success of course, and coached more than one champion team. She is married now, but her husband is an athlete, too, and she is helping him train for next year ' s Olympic Games. " Our President, Tom Boyce, finished his training at Annapolis after grad- uating, and is now a lieutenant on one of America ' s finest battleships. Unfor- tunately, it is stationed in the Philippines, so he can only send us this message. " " Out of the harbor into the sea, " quoted Lucile, thoughtfully. " Well, " said Jessie, " If Tom is as good a leader now as he used to be. he ' ll be an admiral yet. " " No doubt all you girls read the new magazine, ' The Modern Woman ' , but did you know that Edna Sturm is Editor-in-Chief and Lydia Riecken business manager? " asked John Alvin. " What! " cried Beulah. " Then that explains it! I ' ve often wondered why that magazine is so good and grows so fast. But now I understand: it ' s the spirit of 1919 behind it. " " Here ' s a telegram from Esther Menzies. Esther is a composer of rag- time, now, and as you all know how gifted she has always been in that line, it isn ' t necessary to tell you how popular her songs are. Two of her recent suc- cesses are: ' Darling, Will You Marry Me? ' and T Can ' t Be Bothered. ' She in- sists, however, that there is no connection between the two. Marie Souder. as her private secretary and representative, helps her make contracts and collect royalties. " Elizabeth Spencer writes that only the opening of her new Fifth Avenue shop keeps her from being here. " " You see, " broke in Helen, " Poty has done what few ever do — created a new profession. She calls herself a style expert, and her specialty is advising all who consult her as to what to wear and why and how. In other words, she furnishes good taste to those who need it, and so is a real benefactor. " " Her message is the last, " said John Alvin, " and now every member of our class has been represented here. Over half are present, and we have heard from all the rest. This has been a real reunion. May we always be as loyal. And now let us drink a toast to the Class of 1919. " And as we rose and stood with glasses held high, this is the toast he gave us: " Here ' s to the Class of Nineteen-Nineteen, And here ' s to the Gold and Blue! The passing years many changes have seen. But they find us still as true As steel to our class, and so tonight, Together we stand as of old, And we only hope that the future bright Not a single change will hold. Then fill your glasses and drink one toast To the best class ever seen. To this, our own, our pride, ouv boast. The Class of Nineteen Nineteen ' ' ' Man 1 ouise Fitton, I ' atr i hirtj one CLASS WILL LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE CLASS OF NINETEEN-NINETEEN We, of the Class of the Year One Thousand Nine Hundred Nineteen, being about to depart from this harbor of good times and little hard work, and being in full possession of the knowledge that we acquired in four long years; do hereby take the privilege to publicly declare this our last will and testament in the manner following: To the faculty of dear old M. V. H. S. we will many perfect recitations, the said recitations to be divided equally among the different departments. Bernard Luebbermann and John Alvin Starken will their system of " getting by " to all students who have not developed a system of their own. Madge Oliver leaves her " bangs " to Mayme Cowen. To Bobbie Weir, Esther Menzies wills all her winning ways, the said ways to be used only when Bobbie is conversing with the fair sex. Wayne Klotz wills several of his surplus feet of height to Bascom Good- win. Wayne also leaves a ladder to anyone who might wish to know how it feels to be so high in the air. The Senior boys will to all underclassmen who frequent the conversation room of the Smokewell, a large omnibus. The said vehicle shall be used at noon to carry all students to High School who happen to be at said place at 12:45 P. M. The above bequest is made in the hope that it will relieve Mr. Sandefur of making the announcement, " Don ' t Loaf on the Corner " . To Douglas Dixon, Herb Kreie wills his athletic record with hopes that Douglas will use his massive frame in trying to equal the said record. Jessie Lamb wills her brand of rouge to any of the girls who may use all their own supply in one application. Lawrence Woodward wills the dictionary, which is in the southwest corner of the assembly, to any person whose seat happens to be in the northeast corner of the assembly. Lawrence asks that the said dictionary be used only for the purpose of looking up words put there by .Webster. Fern Leipold wills a car load of Victrola Records to the High School, with the instructions, that one record be played each morning during the chapel period. Belva Davis wills her dimples to Mary Wave Tudor in order that Mary Wave may have another reason for smiling. Madeline Vines wills her pleasing disposition to Adebel French. James Morlock wills the corner of his eye which is to be used as a bank by all future Class Treasurers. Helen Keck leaves all her letters which she made playing basketball, to Lucile Hempfling. Beulah Karnes wills her distinguished walk to Estella Oeth. Mary Louise Fitton leaves her poetic power to David Culley. The Seniors will their combined deportment grades to William Dietz. This bequest does not carry with it the assurance that Bill get a grade at that. To Mark Dawson, Arch Thomas leaves his Buick along with a guarantee that the said machine can be depended upon when it is running well. Oswald Benner wills all his boisterous ways to Paul Dietz. Beuford Alldredge wills his interest in agriculture to Miss Key in order that she may better cultivate Fields. Lucile Haas wills to Arthur Thomas, her melodious alto voice. Lucile hopes that Arthur will star in Glee Club next year. Arthur Robb wills to William Espenschied an air gun with full directions for use. To each of the Freshmen we will a copy of Miss Smith ' s favorite saying. Page Thirty-two Elisha Blackburn wills Mr. Sandefur a stamping machine to stamp all LPs on the report cards. Marie Souder wills her heart to the assembly room clock, so that it may have a heart to run. The Seniors will to Alfred Starken, Bobbie Weir and Alfred Daniel, a num- ber of bells and trumpets to be used when they can ' t otherwise attract atten- tion. The three beneficiaries are instructed not to be selfish but to share their bequest with others whose resources fail. Elfreda Hironimus and Lydia Riecken will their system of conversing to Charles Lawrence and Mildred Bailey. Gladys Basler wills her seat in the English IX class to Helen Ruling. Edna Sturm wills her sense of Humor to Isabelle Hartmann. Elizabeth Spencer wills her modesty to LaVerne Niblo. The Class of 1919 leaves to Mr. Burleson, an odorless meerschaum pipe = Mary Ellen Bateman, the champion basketball player, leaves her cham- pionship to Margaret Cooper. The Seniors in the Commercial Arithmetic class leave to Miss Cauble, two students, Alfred Daniel and Bascom Goodwin, feeling sure that Miss Cauble will always have some one to solve all problems that may be presented. The Seniors will a number of chairs to Miss Hanshoe, so that all the stu- dents who wish to specialize in her department, may be cared for. Olive Kincheloe wills her beautiful hair to Margaret Sugg. Grace Blackburn wills her fondness for dress to Jessie May Layer. Hazel Kagle wills her optimistic outlook upon life to Fred Gill. Olivia Martin wills her mileage books to Jake Behrick, in order that Jake may be able to go to Evansville oftener than he does. Jessie Pritchard leaves her voice to Douglas Dixon. The Class of 1919 wills a hat rack to the High School for special use in the Commercial room. Mark Crunk wills his interest in the Alumnae of the Class of 1917 to Fred- rick Bamberger and Paul Dietz in order that they may be prepared for next year. Frank Harlem leaves his unused baby picture to the Sewing Department, so that the class in Sewing will have a model to dress. John Doerr wills his dramatic ability, displayed in " Under The Lion ' s Paw " to Charles Ruminer, so that Charles will be prepared for next year ' s Senior Play. Albert Crowe wills his success as a comedian to Bill Dietz. Mary E. Mackey wills her interest in politics (especially Republican i to Bascom Goodwin. Susie Sugg wills her violin to the Music Department with the instruction that it be used in next year ' s Orchestra. Lucile Stiker wills her extra typewriting paper to the school, hoping that there may be an adequate supply on hand. Thomas Boyce wills a portable coat rack to Mr. Gempler with the request that he take said rack with him to all games played away from home. Hazel Williams leaves her fluffy hair to Helen Lawrence. Louise Leffel wills Lillie Dale Kreie, a diamond ring, so that the world may know it, too. Gladys Woodward leaves her schedule of classes to Fritz Diet in order thai Fritz may utilize his time next year. James Morlock wills his rabbit foot that he has carried since the armistice was signed, to Margaret Cooper. Duly witnessed, sworn to and signed on this twenty third day of Way, One Thousand Nine Hundred Nineteen, in the presence of the Class Officers: THOMAS E. BOYCE, President, BERNARD LUEBBERMANN, Vice President MARY LOUISE FITTON, Secretary, JAMF.S MORLOCK, Treasurer, JOHN E, DOERR, Attorney rhittj tine Annual Senior Class Play " Under the Lion ' s Paw ?? Senior High School Auditorium, Friday Evening, April 25, 1919 At 8:00 O ' clock CAST OF CHARACTERS Mary Ann, who looks after the domestic wants of the Bennett household.... Mary Ellen Bateman Rev. Samuel Smudge, who looks after the spiritual wants of his flock Oswald Benner Caroline Smudge, his spinster sister with a mind of her own... .Elizabeth Spencer Judge Bennett, the victim of the power of money John A. Starken Mrs. Bennett, his wife Lucile Haas Helen Bennett, his daughter ....Mary Elizabeth Mackey Ex-Judge Stover, their friend and legal adviser Bernard Luebberman Miss Webster, whose father is the banker Fern Leipold 5 mes Gordon Baker, the great money Octopus John E. Doerr Mrs. James Gordon Baker Mary Louise Fitton Jefferson Baker, their son.. .Thomas E. Boyce Whimper, their butler Beuford Alldredge Fitzgeorge Henly, private secretary to Mr. Baker Arthur Robb Senator Mitchell, a political friend of Mr. Baker James Morlock Kate Mitchell, his daughter Esther H. Menzies Expressman Albert Crowe Sara, Mrs. Baker ' s maid Helen Keck Time ..The Present SCENE: ACT I — Parlor in Bennett cottage in a small Long Island village. Under the Lion ' s Paw. The game begins. ACT II — Inner private library in the Baker mansion. Six weeks later. The little mouse slips in. The boy enters the game. Socre one for the girl. ACT III — Same as Act II two months later. Night. Defeated. ACT IV — Helen ' s apartments in the Baker establishment. Next morning. Class Song 1919 Class Page Thirty- four ACT I — Mary Webster: " I am so glad to have met you, Mrs. Bennett. You will call and see us, won ' t you? Papa will be glad to see you at th -hank»- or at our home, over the bank. " 05 3 7 ACT II Kate Mitchell: " Oh, I was looking at I fl book Pagt ! ' • ' ACT III — Kale Mitchell: " Oh I don ' t mind! You know where to write, Fitz. ACT III — James Gordon Baker: " You! you Helen Bennett You " Page Thirty-six ACT IV— Mrs. James Gordon Baker: I call it downright desertion! ' ' What shall I do without vou? Oh dear. T1IK CAST EDMUND WALLER ■in other i hings i he kn 1 w in:: artist l n ; i Judge b stter than the people ; but a pla ( Made .r delight, and foi no oth ■ tf (Ml Q prove ii not, LIS 11. excu ■ Prologue to the Maid ' a Trag In I Page Thirty-eight Presentation Speech President Thomas E. Boyce I speak for the Nineteen-Nineteen Class. Four years ago when we en- tered H. S. we fondly imagined that when we came to this day, the day that our school tradition has set apart for its Seniors, we should be happy. But now we have reached this goal and we have come with mingled feelings of joy and pride and regret — the feeling of joyful relief with which we looked forward has changed to sorrow as we look backward over the carefree happy days we have passed here. During our four years ' stay here we have tried to do the things that would reflect credit upon the school. We have done our best in work and in play and without undue pride we can say we feel that we have left our mark. But this we know, and it is this that causes us regret — that after today, the 1919 Class will no longer hold first place in the activities of the school, will no longer be a source of envy and admiration to you underclassmen and a source of pride to the faculty. We realize that you who are members of the 1920 Class are wait- ing for us to pass that you may assume your rightful and long ordained place in the life of this school. We are willing to resign our place to you but we are not willing to be forgotten, so long ago we decided to leave behind us some material token — something that would daily remind you of us and we believe that nothing could be more fitting than this Hoop-Pole, emblem of the spirit and courage of the founders of our town. We want this Hoop-Pole to express the spirit of the 1919 Class, that spirit and that love that always stood back of dear old M. V. H. S. and which will ever in all the days to come stay with us to help us in whatever we may undertake. We have tied our colors here, the Blue and Gold. The gold for the happy times we have enjoyed here — the blue for our faith that in all the land there is no place so dear as our own Mt. Vernon High. Now we give our place to you, Seniors of the coming year, and this is the symbol of our surrender. Be yours the privilege to uphold and advance the spirit of our High School and when all too soon it becomes your duty to sur- render to another class may you feel as we do now, that you surrender to true and loyal upholders of the spirit for which our school stands. The Reply from the Juniors Fritz Dietz As representative of the 1920 class I receive this Hoop-Pole, and in behalf of the class I thank you for the confidence you have shown us. in thus leaving in our hands this token of love and loyalty to our school. But 1 assure you that it is not necessary that you leave any material token by which to be remembered. for the wor k that you have accomplished for the good name of our school will always remain uppermost in our minds. We will always think of you as the class that never attempted anything that it did not accomplish, as the class thai did something not only to advance itself, but to advance the school. But we accept the trust, and will endeavor to take up the work where you leave off. It shall be our privilege to uphold and advance the spirit for which your class is known, and when we add our colors here to your gold and bine, we only hope we may feel that the memory o ' our class will be cherished as yours will be. May the spirit which has made von famous amour; the classes ( M. V. H» S go with you through life, and lead von to success and happiness, Pag« 1 hit I i THE HOOP-POLE CEREMONY In the early part of the nineteenth century, when the flatboat traffic on the Ohio was at its height, Mt. Vernon was the rivermen ' s headquarters for South- ern Indiana. In 1833, occurred the famous fight between the Mt. Vernon coop- ers and the river pirates, in which the coopers defended themselves with hoop- poles. Since that date, Black Township has been generally known as Hoop- Pole Township, and the hoop-pole itself has been Mt. Vernon ' s emblem. With this in mind, the Class of 1919, wishing to leave some legacy to the classes of the future, some material reminder of their influence, decided to in- stitute the Hoop-Pole ceremony. Therefore, on Class Day, the Juniors, as the first of those future classes, were presented with a Hoop-Pole, with the request that they, in turn, present it to their successors, and keep the chain unbroken. THE JUNIORS ENTERTAIN THE SENIORS The Juniors gave their reception for the Seniors and Faculty on May 2 at the beautiful home of Frederick Hagemann just west of the city. Various games and contests were enjoyed by Juniors, Seniors and Faculty, alike. The class colors, gold and blue, were in evidence everywhere — in the deco- rations, favors and in the dainty refreshments. As a farewell, the Seniors sang their class song to which the 1920 class re- sponded with a yell for 1919. DINNER FOR SCHOOL BOARD Miss Whiting ' s Cooking III class served six o ' clock dinner April 18, 1919, to the school board and five other guests. Place cards and decorations of yellow and white, suggestive of Easter, were used and successfully carried out. Menu Fruit Cocktail Cheese Wafers Baked Chicken Gravy Mashed Potatoes Asparagus on Toast Egg and Lettuce Salad Apricot Sherbet Cake Coffee Nuts " THE HOOP-POLE JUNIOR " Our school paper, " The Hoop-Pole Junior " , was first published during the middle of the last semester by the Business English class. It is the result and outgrowth of a short study of journalism by the students under the supervision of Miss Hanshoe. Following the success of this first number, a meeting was called for those students interested in continuing the paper. The response to this call plainly showed that the high school approved of the plan. It was decided that the paper be continued and the staff was chosen from the large number present. The later numbers have been as successful as the first and we hope and trust that our little paper may live and grow. Though we cannot all remain to give our services toward its publication, we will watch and cherish it from afar, and gladly help in any way possible. Page Forty THE STAFF Bernard Luebberman Editor-in-Chief Harry Boyce Assistant Editor William Dietz Circulation Manager Elizabeth Spencer Advertising Manager Mary Ellen Bateman Secretary-Treasurer Mildred Barrett Departmental Supervisors Edward Rummer Lancewell McCarty ..Athletics Joy Held Exchange Miriam Wilson Jokes La Verne Niblo Story Jessie Lamb Wise Louise Leffel Announcements Catherine Howard Suggestions Mary Louise Fitton.. Senior Lucile Hempfling Junior Alfred Weir Sophomore Jessie Powers Freshman Charlotte Rosenbaum J. H. S Henry Ashworth Assistant Circulation Manager P.1K - I MtJ one THE HOOP-POLE JUNIOR VOLUME ONE MT. VERNON, IND., APRIL 8, 191! NUMBER ONE Operetta Bulbul Big Success. The operetta Bulbul, given in the High school auditorium, Friday ev- ening at eight o ' clock was one of the most successful musical numbers ever presented here. The boys and girls ' glee club showed splendid tal- ent. The unusually large crowd was delighted with the entire program. Effective costumes, well trained chorus and admirable stage presence showed time and work. Miss Key, supervisor of music and art, directed the operetta. As pianist, Marywave Tudor gave splendid expression to the music. Ardath Williams, as Bulbul, a beautiful daughter of the monarch, Iamit, won the hearts of the entire audience. Her perfect poise and well trained voice made her a strong character in the cast. William Dietz as Iamit, a well meaning but fussy monarch, showed rare stage ability and kept the audi- ence laughing. As Caspian, the lover of Bulbul, Frederick Bamberger did some clev- er acting. Throughout the play, Ida Mae Bateman cleverly presented the part of Lilla, the idol of Allain ' s love. Charles Ruminer as Allain, could not have been excelled. The humorous comments, intro- duced by Esther Menzies, as Ida, court chaperon, were especially en- tertaining. The parts of Daisy, keeper of the royal spectacles, carried by the bass voice of James Pearson, and Justo, the keeper of the royal cash, carried by the tenor voice of Clay Dixon, were especially well chosen. Other than the main characters, ine choruses of housemaids, ped- dlers, maids ofi honor, friends of Al- lain and the soldiers, introduced many songs lull of harmony. The operetta was well chosen and acted without fault. Much credit is due Miss Key and the oast. Mr. Oliver of this city, agent for the New York Life Insurance Com- pany, gave an interesting talk to the law class, Wednesday morning. His subject was " The Benefits of Life Insurance to Young People. " His discussion was explanatory of legal phases and the value of insur- ance in generll. Our Hoop-pole Junior. Greetings Friends: We take pleasure in intro- ducing to you our little High school paper, the " Hoop-pole Junior. " We have endeavored to make this quite an interesting as well as useful little paper, for what brings success sooner than worth while things. This is our first attempt at publishing a High school pa- per, and perhaps it is ' not per- fect, but as the insignificient little rose bud grows and de- velops into the beautiful and full-blown rose, so we hope to have our Hoop-pole Junior de- velop from its infancy into a school paper, rivaling any in the State of Indiana. v.. Base Ball and Track. A very interesting meeting was held in the assembly, March 18th, to discuss athletics for the spring sea- son. About fifty boys attended the meeting, showing considerable en- thusiasm. Base ball and track were considered. After much discussion it was voted that we have both. The first base ball game was played last Tuesday, when the Senior High school defeated the Junior High school. A second game is scheduled for the near future. The work on the track has not started as we have no coach. Senior Play. The Senior class will give " Under the Lion ' s Paw " as their class play this year. The cast will be chosen in the near future and practice will begin immediately following the se- lection of characters. Miss Smith has charge of the Senior class play and her superior ability as a dra- matic instructor, is evident from the success of previous plays. Thomas Boyce has assumed his duties as president of the Senior class. Last semester Thomas at- tended the Army and Navy Coaching school at Annapolis, Md. Prof Maxwell for Morning Exercises. The students enjoyed an unusual treat Monday morning when Profes- sor Harry Maxwell, of DePauw Uni- versity, entertained the assembly with several vocal selections, The High school showed ' its loyal spirit when Prof. Maxwell asked for the school yell. Led by John Doerr, a rousing Are we weak NO. Ar» we strong? YES. Let ' s hear the lion roar. R — R — R-O-A-R soon convinced our visitor that our school was alive. We thank Prof. Maxwell, who is an. able singer and vocal leader, and hope that he will find it possible to be with us again for morning exer- cises, while he is in our city. Senior High Defeats Junior High. The Senior High school base ball team defeated the Junior High school team in an interesting game played on the Commons last Tues- day afternoon. The final score was 12 to 1. Most of the Senior High school scores were made during the latter part of the game. Johnson, Dixon, Alexander and H. Ashworth made four scores during the seventh inning. Following is the line up of the game: Senior H. S. — Benthall, Hage- mann, Johnson, Dixon, Alexander, Ashworth, Boyce, Huntsman and All- dredge. Junior H. S. — Harp, Rowe, Stiker, Kaiser, Cox, Carr, Riecken, Hanshoe and Phillips. Discussion Contest. Mr. Earl DeFur, of the Stewarts- ville High school, received first hon- ors in the discussion contest held in the auditorium of the Stewartsville High school building, Friday night, and will represent Posey county at the first district contest to be held at Evansville, April 11th. Fritz Deitz represented the Mt. Vernon High school and Bernice Zimmerman, New Harmony. The question discussed was " Universal Service for Citizen- ship. " The class in French II is studying a collection of very interesting, French stories, which tell of the French people and their customs. Page Forty-two Mad6eOUv€V " q SINGING MOUNTAIN " I really don ' t know what I am going to do this summer. It is so lonesome at home that I hardly believe I can stay there after school closes. Donald is in France, mother is in Florida and father is in New York, so you see there is no one at home but the servants. " Mary Jamieson was talking to her friend, Ruth Morelin, in Winston Hall College, the day before commencement exercises. Both were Seniors at the Hall. Mary ' s brother, Donald, had enlisted in the Marine Corps as soon as he had graduated from college the year before. He had been sent across almost immediately. Her mother had gone to Florida with her sister and had not yet returned. Mr. Jamieson was in New York, gathering evidence for a law suit. So there was no one at home at the Jamieson ' s. Ruth was an orphan, who had worked her way through college, and it was rather hard for her to make any suggestion. Just as they were talking about the coming vacation, someone knocked on the door and called, " Registered letter for Miss Jamieson " . Mary went to the door and received the letter. She opened it at once and read it. Then she turned to Ruth, holding two railroad tickets in one hand and the letter in the other. " Read this Ruth, " she said. Ruth read, " Mary, I was afraid you would not get this letter before you left college. I just had a letter from your mother and she said that she could not come home for a few weeks on account of Mother ' s health. So 1 am send ing you an invitation to visit us this summer. I asked Dad about it and he said if I would write to you at once you could come straight from college. So you will find two tickets in this letter. Please bring one of your chums and come as soon as school is out. " " It ' s from my cousin in Wyoming, Ruth, and here are the tickets. Can you go? " " I don ' t like to be imposing on you that way. Mary, " was the answer. " But it ' s not imposing. She asked me to bring one of my chums and 1 had rather you would go than any other of my friends. Won ' t you please go, Ruth? ' Ruth was finally persuaded to go and three days later they boarded a train for the West. After five days travelling they arrived in Cheyenne, from winch place the trip was to be continued on horseback. Mary ' s cousin, Sylvia Ward, Sylvia ' s father and one of the boys from the ranch met them. The girls were introduced to Mr. Ward and Andy Royce, the ranch foreman; and after the baggage had been loaded onto the horses, the journey began. As they rode along Sylvia and Andy told several interesting stories about different places in the mountains. Andv pointed out one mountain in the tancc and said, " That is ' Singing Mountain. ' " " That is the mountain I was telling sou about. Mar . " Sylvia said S time next week we will explore it and try to find out what that ' singing ' IS W e will get Andy to take us over there. " They travelled for about two hours and came to a little village where they stopped for lunch. Then after a short rest they started again. They finally came to a hill overlooking the ranch and the girls were awed by the scene. Situated in a valley, with wooded mountains on three sides and the green plain stretching far to the northward on the other, the little ranch-house seemed to fit in the scene, just as if it had been built in from the creation, and had only been altered to be more in keeping with the surroundings. They soon reached the ranch and Mary and Ruth were shown around the place. They then went out to the corrals and selected the horses for their own use during their stay on the ranch. The next day the girls stayed at the ranch. After the day ' s work was over, they strolled around the place, stopping here and there to talk with the ranch- hands or to ask questions about the next day ' s work. Andy soon joined them and then they had quite a race on horse-back. Andy promised to show Mary an easier way to ride. Thus the week passed happily for all. One day at noon, Sylvia suggested that they go to " Singing Mountain " the next day. They were all in favor of going, so the next morning at seven they started. Sylvia and Ruth rode ahead, with Andy and Mary close behind them. It was about four miles to the mountain and by the time they reached it they were glad enough to stop and rest. The girls soon had spread a lunch. After lunch Andy told them that if they wished to hear the " singing " they would have to wait till after noon. About two o ' clock they started for the part of the mountain from which the singing sound came. They tied their horses at the foot of the mountain and continued on foot. Andy said, " About two years ago I found a cave on the other side of this mountain. It is a hidden cave and from there one can easily tell where and what that noise is. We shall follow this path for a short while and then I will take you to the cave. " The trail led them up the mountain for a few hundred feet and then took to a side path. After about five minutes ' walk Andy stopped them and said, " Can you see the mouth of the cave? " All looked but no one saw anything. So Andy showed them. " You must all watch your step now. And all keep close together. Miss Jamieson, do you care to walk up here with me? It would be safer to go in couples. " So Mary walked with Andy. He explained many peculiarities of the cave and showed her many interesting places in the rock. In one place they found two young bear cubs. Andy suddenly called to them to stop. " We will have to go single file now. I will take the lead. We go through this narrow opening and we are then in a part of the cave where the ' singing ' is distinctly audible. " They stooped and walked fifty yards in that manner. Suddenly they felt a moist wave of air and heard a loud, moaning sound. " That moisture is from a waterfall just a few yards to the left, " said Andy. " We shall now go towards it and as soon as we come to an abrupt end of the path, you will hear a very queer sound. The ' singing ' sounds very different here from the ' singing ' we hear on the mountain. " When they came to the falls they were awed to see the beauty of the place. Just above and a little in front of the falls they noticed a large opening. Mary asked Andy whether this opening was visible from the outside. " It cannot possibly be seen, " said Andy. " There is a cliff just below it and a ledge of rock hides it from above. As you can see there is only one time dur- ing the day that the light can come through and then one may see all the colors of the rainbow in the mist of the falls. But as to the ' singing, ' examine the walls of the cave. " The girls looked and saw that the walls were porous. The rock seemed very soft and the girls wondered what had caused this. " Several years ago this cave was filled with water. Miss Sylvia will re- member the long drouth we had when the creek nearly went dry. The water at that time had no outlet and during the drouth it gained an underground Page Forty-four passage into the creek just above the ranch. The rock in the cave, after being under water so long, soon crumbled, and during that hard rain last summer the cave filled again. The water seeped through the rock and in this way caused the porous-like rock you now see. Owing to the situation of the cave, there is nearly always a wind coming into it, and when the wind blows through these crevices it causes the moaning sound. " Just as they started to leave, Mary slipped and fell into the water. The current was very swift here on account of the falls and Mary was immediately swept under. Andy told the other two girls to stand back and then he leaped into the water. Once he saw her head above the water and he began swimming in that direction. Luckily Mary could swim a little and when he called to her she happened to be above water. She answered him and then the current swept her on and she heard no more. Suddenly she touched a ledge of rock that jutted out into the stream. She caught this and called to Andy. She heard him answer and he kept calling, always nearer. Finally, he reached her and caught her just as she lost her hold and fainted. The next thing she knew, she was in a bed at the ranch with Sylvia and Ruth watching over her. They told her how Andy had saved her and had gained the shore of the underground stream. Then he had found the other girls and they had brought her home and put her to bed. That night Andy came in to see her. Sylvia and Ruth went out of the room but Mary and Andy did not notice this. " Andy, " s he said, " how can I ever thank you? I cannot say it in words but I want you to know that I am truly thankful. " Andy could not answer just then. He looked at her for a good while and finally said, " Mary, dear, it may seem sudden to you but I would like to tell you something and ask you a question. I love you. Will you marry me? " " Yes, Andy, I have never met a man I liked so much. I can only say— The last words were muffled and she could not finish because — well, you know the rest. Albert Crowe, ' 19. o THE LOST NOTE " I can ' t understand what ever made me so careless! " said Jane unhappily. " And to think, it had our names on there too, they will find it, you know! And what if they should take your desire for those exam, questions, seriously? I am so afraid it will cause you trouble. " " What difference does that make anyway? Now just forget it. You prob- ably threw the thing in the basket anyway. Come along let ' s take a little walk We won ' t stay long if you have to go home. " Together they turned the corner and " slowly - walked down the shady street. They were a picture of youth and health. He was tall and strongly built, an ideal athlete. And the easy swing of his body revealed the fact that physical training was a part of his daily life. As they walked, their conversation drifted to the subject of school ac- tivities, especially the " big game " that was scheduled for the coming week. " I am sure you will make the team for you made such a hit with the coach in the last game. " " Well if playing were just all, 1 might be safe but you see it ' s between Brown and me and if he beats mc on that exam, it ' s all o ' ' with me. And you know he ' s pretty good! 1 wish he had never come here, then 1 would have been sure of my place. " " You shouldn ' t say that for lie is an addition to our class. Hut 1 am sure you will get the place. " " If I do, Jane, may 1 take you to the prom? Oh. has some one beaten me to it? " " Why a no! Why do you think that? " " Just the way you looked. You didn ' t say! May I, Jane? " " Yes! of course, but why the condition? Do you think I would be ashamed to go with you if you were defeated? You know better than that, don ' t you? " " No, that isn ' t it. I just wouldn ' t want to take you if I didn ' t make good. i will win though, you wait and see! Oh! do you have to stop now? Well, so long, I ' ll see you to-morrow. " Jane was very quiet and thoughtful all evening. Very early she went to her room and locked the door. There she sat worrying over the lost note and although she had many books to study none were even opened. The following day was a very busy one. Nothing was said about the note, and this made her more hopeful. That evening as she was walking home alone she heard someone coming rapidly behind her. Wondering who it was she turned and saw Brown Whitlow hurrying to catch her. " Wait a minute and I will walk around that way with you. My but you must be in a hurry! I had to run myself almost to death to catch you. " " How long have you been back there? I didn ' t know anyone was coming until just now! " " Oh not very long, but as there is practice this afternoon I have to hurry down. I just wanted to ask you for a date for the prom! " At this Jane blushed and frowned a little. How she wished that Bob hadn ' t asked her yesterday. Why, all the girls would envy her if she went with Brown and now she had promised! But maybe Bob wouldn ' t make it! Then she could go with the " new fellow. " Jane caught herself almost wishing that Bob wouldn ' t pass. No! she didn ' t wish that; that was mean. She was aroused from her thoughts by: " Well what in the world is the matter? Don ' t you want to go with me? " " Of course I want to go with you, only Bob asked me yesterday; that is, providing he makes the team. I am just awfully sorry! " " Providing he makes the team? Well that means if I make it you won ' t go with him, is that it? " " Yes. " " Then I will say if I make good will you allow me to take you? " " Why, yes, if you want to do so! " " I hope I beat him! I will have to work all the harder now, won ' t I? " " You had better go to practice or you won ' t be any surer than you are now! You mustn ' t be late you know! " " Well good-bye. If you will excuse me now. I ' m going to work awfully hard. " To think that Brown Whittlow of all boys should prefer her! Jane could scarcely believe it. She didn ' t want Bob to fail, it would make him feel so bad and yet, — well, she did want to go with Brown. Friday would decide and that would be three long days to wait. How could she ever do it? However, the days passed quickly by and Thursday came. That evening, immediately after school, Bob went to receive some help in his reviewing and as the professor was not there, Bob sat down at the desk to wait for him. After waiting some time he noticed that the door opened very softly. Being in an obscure place he quickly stooped down by the side of a case that was near. There he waited to see what it all meant. To his surprise Whittlow walked softly into the room toward the desk and began to ransack among the numerous papers in the top drawer. " Oh thank goodness, here they are! Now for a copy! " " I guess not! " said Bob jumping up. It had finally occurred to him what Whitlow was about to do. " What are you doing here? Well I guess I have as much right as you to see these questions. " At that Bob sprang for the questions and securing them he pushed Brown back and deposited them in the drawer. Then the boys began to express their dislike by physical strength. However, they were interrupted by the entrance Page Forty-six of someone and quickly straightening up they saw that it was Jane. She walked slowly over toward the boys. Brown immediately began to make excuses for their misconduct. However, she calmly said, " I need no explanation. I heard every word of it and I think you are horrid to act in such a way. If I couldn ' t earn what I got fairly I wouldn ' t have it. " By this time she was standing by the rather shamed-faced boys and seeing a piece of paper, neatly folded, lying on the floor, she stooped and picked it up. After unfolding, it and reading its contents she looked at Brown. " Well, I think I have found where my note disappeared now. And to think that you would mistrust Bob enough to accuse him of such a thing when he only came to receive help from Professor Hayes. You thought he had gone so you would enlighten yourself concerning the exam. Well I happened to have made arrangements with Bob to meet him here and I was coming to do so when I saw you sneak into the room so I just listened. I am glad I did now. " Both boys had listened intently but now Brown began to. make false ex- planations and excuses. Bob was silent, he did not even attempt to defend himself. Then Jane turned to him and said, " Are you ready to go home? I would like to speak to you a minute if you are not. " " Yes, I will go with you after Brown leaves the room. We will all go to- gether. " The three left without another word. However, upon arriving at the outer door Jane said, " Brown, I think we will consider our arrangements for the prom at an end. I am sorry this happened. But you shouldn ' t jump at con- clusions so readily. However, I think this note explains why you had such convictions. " Then Robert Landor and Jane turned toward home. For a while they were both silent. " Jane, do you think I did that? Do you? I want to know. " " No, of course I don ' t. I know you wouldn ' t. " " What did you mean by what you said to Brown when we left him at the door? " " Only this. He asked me whether he might take me to the prom and I told him yes. That is, if he made the team. " " Oh! " " Don ' t say that like that! I wouldn ' t go with him now for anything and 1 don ' t think 1 ever wanted to very much. " " Are you quite sure you didn ' t? What are you going to do if I don ' t make it? " " You will be put on the team, but if you aren ' t we will go together anyway. Now there; isn ' t that all right? " " You bet it is and I ' m awfully glad you don ' t mind going if I ' m not chosen to play. But I do wish that fellow had played fair. Why did he think I would do that, do you suppose? " " Didn ' t you say you wished you could get your hands on those questions? You see he just took things for granted. And, too, you know people are always ready to suspect others of doing the things they plan to do themselves. " Marv Ellen Bateman. ' 19. o THE TENTH GENERATION The small, dilapidated house that had at one time been a barn, but was now repaired so that it would pass as a home to the poorest people who could not pay much rent, was about to be occupied. Some very poor furniture was being moved into the house. The Fumiti belonged to an old Mexican named Manuel. His white hair was long, his fingers were like claws and he was dressed in the customary brighl colors of the Mexi cans. Although he was old he moved with a quick, firm step It was late in the afternoon when Manuel had driven uy and placed the fur niture in the house. Then he had built a fire outside to cook his scant) meal After he had finished his supper and was lying near the tire, he took a small round stone from a sack about his neck. When he held the stone near the light it gave forth a many colored glow. Manuel muttered to himself as he replaced the stone. In the morning he was up and gone before anyone had awakened. After several days he returned, tired and weak. He had gone far, but no one would give him food, when he had begged for it and he was weak from hunger. He tried to sell his furniture but it was so old that no one would buy it. Manuel had only one thing more to sell and that was the stone. The stone had been brought from Spain and had passed down through his family. He knew something of the evil influence of that same stone yet feared to part with it. A day passed and Manuel knew that no one would come to help him, that he must sell the stone while he was able to walk. He tottered to the street just as a young man was passing. He showed the stone to the man and said he wanted money. The stone shone with a purple light. The young man, Mr. Freeland, was attracted by its odd color and carelessly dropped it into his pocket. He saw why Manuel was in need of money. He felt sorry for the old Mexican and led him back to the house. Manuel was very ill from the lack of food. Mr. Freeland went for a doctor and some provisions. The doctor was there when he returned and said that Manuel ' s condition was very serious. A movement from him called their at- tention and they knew that he was dying. Manuel looked at Mr. Freeland and said, " The stone, — keep it not, it will — , " here he sank back and did not speak again. Mr. Freeland had Manuel buried but he had forgotten the stone in his pocket. He had a great craving to wander. He had had a college education and had travelled. But now in this strange desire to wander, he did not want trains, taxis and hotels. He wanted to walk and obtain food as best he could. Mr. Freeland remembered the stone a day or two later. When he took it out of his pocket, he was surprised to see that it had changed colors. It was now a faint red like the afterglow of the sunset. When he began roaming, he took the stone along. After several days of wandering, the money he had saved, was stolen by some gypsies and he had to beg for his food, as did the old Mexican. But in all this he never forgot the stone. He would stop on the road to gaze at it and wonder about its bright changeable colors. Often he drifted into a city where he would work several days or even a week at any work he could find. With the money he earned he bought clothes or food. He made many resolutions to remain and work but a desire to wan- der, to be out in the open, came over him and he would forget everything else. He passed several years in this manner, wandering, begging, working and wan- dering again. He always kept the stone and daily looked at it. Mr. Freeland did not analyze his condition or wonder at the cause of it. One day after he had swum across a small river, he happened to think of the stone and the very thought that he might have lost it, sent cold chills over his body. Wandering thus he came to the sunny land of Spain. He passed an old historic castle which had crumbled and fallen in decay. The castle stood on a hill. Below was a small, yet beautiful white house such as one often finds in Spain. The place showed signs of care, flowers, grass and trees grew every- where. Mr. Freeland stopped here to ask for food. An old Spanish gentle- man came to the door, in answer to his knock. The Spaniard asked him into the house and treated him as an honored guest. While they were waiting for the food, he began to question Mr. Freeland about his home. In answering the questions he soon drifted into the stories of his wandering. This led the Span- iard to question him about his life and his home in America. Then Mr. Free- land told him about the old Mexican, Manuel; about the stone and how he had suddenly desired to wander. He showed the Spaniard the stone, which now glowed as if it possessed a heart of fire. The old man gasped as he leaned for- Page Forty-eight ward to get a closer view of the stone. He seemed to consider all that Mr. Freeland had told him, then he said. " Sir, do you know why you have wandered, never satisfied? Why you have kept the stone and always looked at it? " He did not wait for an answer but continued, " Sir, it is that stone. Let me tell you its story. " " It was in the time when the Christians were fighting the Saracens. One of my ancestors, Don Lassi, was a friend and counselor to the Lord of the Chris- tian army. " There had been a lull in the fighting. The Christians were wondering why the Saracens had not shown themselves or tried to lure them to individual fight- ing. The camp became uneasy and thought that the Saracens were waiting to use some trick to capture their army. " But one day when the Christians were very anxious, they saw a man com- ing from the Saracens ' stronghold. He carried a white flag. ' They soon recog- nized him as a noted Saracen prophet. He was old and feeble. When he had gained entrance to the lord he begged for food. He said that his people were starving, that many had died. If the Christians would only help them, the Sara- cens would promise to go back in the mountains and not hinder them any more. " Don Lassi had been here with the lord and listened to the prophet. When he ceased speaking Don Lassi spoke. ' My Lord, you have the hated infidel at your mercy. Do not let them make promises and believe them. Give them food! No, My Lord, now is the time to destroy their strong castles and scatter their army. ' " The lord took Don Lassi ' s advice and refused to give food to the Sara- cens. " The prophet had heard Don Lassi speak and knew he was a cruel man. In his hand he had an ordinary looking stone, with which he was playing. The prophet looked at the stone and said, ' Don Lassi, that was your good luck stone. but now it will be your misfortune, — your downfall. It shall cause you to wan- der, — never to be satisfied, yet you will not part with it until death. At death it will be passed down to your posterity until one out of each of ten genera- tions has seen and known of that stone. The man of the tenth generation, shall after a great deal of suffering, take it to the grave with him. ' " The prophet ' s voice was low and solemn and several of the Christians trembled and turned pale, but Don Lassi laughed. " Sir, it was as the prophet had said — Don Lassi began wandering as you have wandered. He let his castle fall in ruins. " Here the Spaniard pointed to the top of the hill. " When Don Lassi died, one of the next generation, ah. a strong young man took the stone. He became attached to it as you and all the rest have. But it was stolen by a man, who took it to America with him. " Sir, the stone has been passed down and now I am one of the tenth genera tion. I am old and have but a little time to live, so I have longed and hoped that in some way, perhaps only known to God, the stone might come into m possession. I want to take it to the grave with me, that I may break its cruel charm. Will you not give it to me? Do you not see win you have wandered. unsatisfied and as a begger? " The Spaniard ' s body shook as he beseeched Mr. Freeland for the stone M Freeland gave th e stone to him but not without a feeling that he was giving up part of his life. This seemed to satisfy the Spaniard. His head sank on his breast as he lost consciousness. Mr. Freeland called For help and a beautiful Spanish maiden came from the house to his aid. She said that her grandfather often had heart trouble and that she was afraid this attack was fatal. Tlu laid the old man on the bed but Mr. Freeland noticed that he had the stone gripped in one of his hands. In two days the man died and the stone was buried with him as he wished. After the Spaniard was buried a load seemed to be lilted from Mr Freeland S shoulders. He regained his old ambition, but now with a much broadei e He was eager to return to America, to his home. Hazel Kagel. ' 19 i ' . rr Music Hath Charms. MaryHutoiMf Miss Isabelle Key, who has had charge of the music this year has done some excellent work. She not only kept the Girls ' Glee Club up to its old standard, but organized a Boys ' Glee Club, an innovation in M. V. H. S. The success of the Boys ' and Girls ' Glee Clubs reached its climax, in the presentation of the comic operetta, Bul-Bul; one of the most successful and best patronized musi- cal entertainments ever given by the High School. The results speak well for the department and for Miss Key. Owing to the fact that some of our best musicians have graduated, the high school was unfortunate in not having an orchestra this year. In the past this organization had reached a high standard and added much to the department. The new features which Miss Key has introduced have compensated for this lack. Page Fifty Operetta BULBUL " Nightengale " Maude Elizabeth Inch W. Rhvs-Herbert ISABELLE KEY, Director. MARYWAVE TUDOR, Accompanist. CAST OF CHARACTERS Iamit, a well meaning but fussy monarch ..William Dietz Bulbul, his beauteous daughter Ardath Williams Caspian, an amiable young prince ..Frederick Bamberger Ida, court chaperon Esther Menzies Lilla, a friend to Bulbul... ..Ida May Bateman Alain, a friend to Caspian Charles Ruminer Dosay, keeper of the Royal Spectacles... James Pearson Justso, keeper of the Royal Cash Box Clay Dixon Chorus of Lords and Ladies of the Court. Friends of Caspian and Maids of Honor. PROGRAM Act 1 — Sun Parlor of Palace — Afternoon. Overture Instrumental Opening Chorus — " On This Summer Afternoon " Chorus " Behold Our Sovereign Lord, the King " ..... Chorus " A Mild Mannered Monarch " Iamit and Chorus " Good Afternoon! How Do You Do? " Maids of Honor " She Speaks No Word to Anyone " Lilla and Maids of Honor Scene Bulbul and Prince " I ' m a Peddler Peddling Perfumes " Prince and Maids of Honor " Bread and Water for a Week " Maids and Prince Flattery Song : __Ida, Alain, Maids of Honor and Peddlers " Have You Pretty Golden Hair? " Maids of Honor and Peddlers " Permit Us to Escort You " Maids of Honor and Peddlers " Love is Such a Funny Thing " — Duet Prince and Bulbul " Love is a Flower " — Solo Bulbul " Behold Our Sovereign " Chorus Finale — " Wedding Bells " Principals and Chorus Act II — Sun Parlor of Palace — Evening. Opening Chorus — " Brushing, Dusting, Oh What Fun " Housemaids " All Racing and Chasing for One Little Boss " Ida, Dosay, Justso and Housemaids " Lands of Delig ht " — Duet Prince and Bulbul " A Soldier ' s Song " Alain and Friends " Well, I Never " Iamit, Lilla, Alain. Ida and Chorus Lullaby — " Croon, Silver Moon " Bulbul, Lilla. Maids o Wovor " We ' re Going To Be Married " Principals and Chorus Finale Principals and Chorus MEMBERS OF BOYS ' AND GIRLS ' GLEE CLUBS. Tenors — Clay Dixon, William Dietz, Frederick Bamberger, Paul Di Charles Ellis, Gerald Joest, Royal Kreie, Paul Pfister, Alfred Starken, John Alvin Starken. Basses — John Doerr, Frank Harlem. Charles Lawrence, Bernard I uebber man, James Morelock, James Pearson. Sopranos — Lelia Utley, Ardath Williams. Beulah Karnes. Esther Men;,- Mildred Barrett, Mildred Bailey, Ida Mav Bateman, Mar Ellen Bateman, Selma Bockleman, Edith Blackburn, Elizabeth Clement-. Margaret Coopei r. ' L othea Dietz, Adabel French, Beatrice Grossman, Catherine Howard, Helen Keck, Lillie Dale Kreie, Octavia Kuhn, Jessamay Layer, Fern Leipo ld, Marie Ludlow, Mary Elizabeth Mackey, Rose Morelock, Estella Oeth, Madge Oliver, Hortence Utley, Carmen Wade, Nina Walker, Gladys Wolfinger, Miriam Wilson. Altos — Gladys Basler, Belva Davis, Helen Duncan, Mary Louise Fitton, Lucile Haas, Lucile Hempfling, Lucile Stiker, Gladys Woodward, Roberta Cowen, Louise Leffel. Maids of Honor. SYNOPSIS Iamit, the king, has betrothed his only child, the Princess Bulbul, to Prince Caspian. The Princess has never met the Prince and she implores her father not to make her marry a man that she has never met. When Prince Caspian and his friends are on the way to attend the wedding, he plans to disguise himself and friends as peddlers in order that he might see his future wife before the wedding ceremony takes place. Suiting his plans to actions, he with his followers, proceeds to the palace. In the meanwhile the Maids of Honor are in the sun parlor of the palace with Bulbul, attempting to comfort and cheer her by telling her how handsome a man Prince Caspian is; but to Bulbul, a handsome Prince means nothing. While thus in the privacy of the sun parlor with her maids, she hears the sudden approach of a stranger. She flees from the palace in order to be alone in her trouble. The stranger, who proved to be a peddler, is met by the Maids of Honor. He inquires of them as to the whereabouts of the Princess but unable to gain the desired information, he goes in search of her and finds her wandering sad- ly through the woods. He speedily wins her affections and endeavors to per- suade her to marry him. This she refuses to do; however, they plan to meet in the ballroom that evening to say good-bye. Bulbul realizing her love for the peddler, bids him hide behind a curtain but she does not tell him her plan. That evening there is great excitement and consternation on the part of the king and the court when they find that Prince and Princess are missing at the all-important time. Greatly surprised is the court when the Princess rushes into the ballroom with a long cloak thrown over her gown, and announces that she expects to mar- ry the man she loves, a humble perfume seller. Going to the curtain behind which he has hidden the peddler she draws it back and discloses to the king and court the man of her choice. Grief turns to joy, for the king recognizes in the supposed peddler, the Prince Caspian. The Princess is so happy that she forgets to be indignant because of the prank played upon her. In the meantime, Lady Ida, who has always had a lin- gering fondness for the king, proposes to marry him, under a promise that he made to her that afternoon in the garden. To keep his promise he yields to Fate. Lilla and Alain make a third couple and the three weddings are set to take place " Tuesday at noon " . Pa e Fifty-two " On this summer afternoon All is pleasant, all is gay. " " Won ' t you buy? Ah. lady do I Won ' t you try? You ' ll never rue Your money, for the honey Is the best that ever grew! " Vttr } Iftj three " A humble seller of Perfumes, I crave Permission to show you my wares. Who will buy of me? Musk, violets, jasamine And roses of the very breath of Eden. " 1 tk ft : sc ll " ' :i: " ' ' mg » ' ' 43p ife r l fit. ,«! H " J» tai Rib ' .. ' Mil r .w lilt ■ ■ Mg -OT H»r- - 1 1 is isP jM Ljjh I " S Mh " -■ 1 Sl 1 19 Hr 1 ' I is i ? ii ■1 s if f 1 : I1 ' Sfc II l«T 1 . 1 ' % - . ■■:■;:■■■ :-.::;.-t-- : ' : " ' B»w ; MttCMtN . i Bulbul: " Here! " Iamit: " The Prince! " Page Fifty-four PUBLIC SPEAKING DEPARTMENT DEBATING Fritz Dietz, John Alvin Starken and Bernard Luebbermann represented the high school team in a debate with the alumni; Louis Hohstadt, Clarence Schenk and Paul Scherer, in the high school auditorium, February 19, 1919. The high school team presented the negative side of the question, Resolved: That the Government should control the railroads indefinitely after the specified twenty-one months. The alumni triumphed over the high school team owing to the fact, that Mr. Hohstadt was able to convince the judges, that the nega- tive team would have the railroad employes sitting on the poles managing rail— loads and drawing their money, while on the other hand, the affirmative team would put them on flat cars and ride them about the country and to the great wheat regions in the Northwest and also around the Rocky. Mountains. The members of the debating alumni team were all experienced debators, while the high school team here made its maiden appearance. As they won one vote, they felt ready to try again so they have a challenge all prepared for next season. The judges were Rev. Paul Press, Rev. Edward Edlemairer and Mr. E. F. Bamberger. J B ' m 1 - % ►- 1 H| ww ' jeh HlX flfl High School Team m r ' 1 I i. MM Alumni Team Pajrf Fifty fii c Public Speaking Back Row — Bernard Luebberman, debating; John A. Starken, debating; Mark Dawson, debating and discussion; Jessie Lamb, debating; Fritz Dietz, debating and discussion. Front Row — Paul Dietz, discussion; Frederick Hagemann, debating and discus- sion; Frank Harlem, debating. Discussion Fritz Dietz represented Mt. Vernon in the county discussion contest held in the Stewartsville high school auditorium March 28, 1919. Fredrick Hageman was alternate. The question for discussion was Universal Service For Citizenship. The decision was won by Earl DeFur, who represented Stewartsville. Miss Bernice Zimmerman represented New Harmony high school. The contest was very close. Page Fifty-six ATHLETICS. hsJge Oliver. Mt. Vernon had only one form of athletics this year and that was basket ball. In this the girls took the lead, winning the championship of the " Pocket " . A late start, the lack of a coach in the beginning of the season the absence of T. Boyce an old star and one time captain, were the chief drawbacks to a successful season for the boys. After Alvin Gemper was discharged from military service he took charge of the boys and soon developed some good players. Much interest was created in the game both among the students and citi zens and all the games were well patronized. There is no question as to what Mt. Vernon could do with the advantages of a gymnasium and a coach who could give all his time to athletics. The results have plainly shown the spirit of M. V. H. S. for in the Face of all difficulties they have never given up but have made the best of poor oppor tunities. Here ' s to the future athletic success of the maroon and white ' Very late in the season, under the coaching of Ralph Bush, an alumnus track star, a track team was organized which showed up well in meets with Owensville and Princeton. Pag l " iti Girls ' Basketball Squad Back Row (left to right) — Lucile Page, Miriam Wilson, Elizabeth Clements, Mildred Barrett, Mayme Cowen, Rose Morlock. Second Row — Elva Oeth, Gladys Wolfinger, Ida Mae Bateman, Mildred Bailey, Lillie Brinkman, Margaret Sugg, Beatrice Grossman. Third Row — Lucile Hempfling, Margaret Cooper, Charlotte Green, Mrs. Sande- fur, Coach, Aletha Causey, Susie Sugg. Front Row — Elfreda Hironimus, Mary Ellen Bateman, Helen Keck, Roberta Cowen, Captain, Mary Elizabeth Mackey, Madeline Vines. Page Fifty-eight Girls ' Basketball Team Back Row — Susie Sugg, Roberta Cowen, Captain, Madeline Vines, Lucile Hemp fling, Mayme Cowen. Center — Helen Keck, Mrs. Sandefur, Coach, Mary Elizabeth Mackey. Sitting — Mary Ellen Bateman, Elfreda Hironimus. The girls under the coaching of Mrs. Sandefur have made a splendid record in basketball this year. Ability and enthusiasm were shown in all their games making them victors in seven of the eight games played. The " M. Y.V were won by Mary E. Bateman, Mayme Cowen, Roberta Cowen, Lucile Hempfling, Elfreda Hironimus, Helen Keck, Mary E. Mackey, Susie Sugg and Madeline Vines. The games were as follows: Mt. Vernon 20 Mt. Vernon 28 Mt. Vernon 21 Mt. Vernon 19 Mt. Vernon 4 Mt. Vernon 32 Mt. Vernon 22 Mt. Vernon 5 Olivet S. S. Evansville 10 Olivet S. S. Evansville 4 Boonville 3 Evansville Select Team 23 Evansville Girls ' Reserve 13 Boonville 3 Owensville Owensville 1 Total 167 Total Of the l()7 points made by the team, Mary Elizabeth Macke) made 4; Helen Keck, 50; Mary Ellen Bateman. 68; Susie Sugg, 26; .Madeline Vines, 22 I ' acr t Mary Ellen Bateman, Forward Mary Ellen, the girl with curls, is a bright star that shone brighter each time she played. She has the honor of making more points than anyone else on the team. She leads her team with 68 points to her credit. She played in all but one game and it was due to sickness that she did not play all games. It was an unusual thing for her to miss a basket. She played with all ease and could make a basket under most difficult circumstances. Wherever she played she won admirers for her wonderful playing. Mary Ellen was always in a good humor no matter what happened. Her favorite expression is, " Well, ding bust. " Mary Elizabeth Mackey, Center " Mackey " , our star jumping center, could jump to the moon if necessary; especially if she thought a basketball would be up there. She made herself famous January 11 on the Evansville Y. W. C. A. floor, where she seemed to stick to the ball regardless of all difficulties. Mackey played in every game of the season, and each time she played she put a brighter " twinkle " to the name " Star " that she had won for herself. Her habit was to grit her teeth or bite her lips and open her eyes so wide that per- haps she confused her opponents — maybe that ' s why she could out-jump them — anyway, Mackey always got the tip-offs. Susie Sugg, Forward Susie is another forward who is little but mighty. She is the baby of the team as far as size is concerned. She is as quick as lightning and her oppon- ents have the time of their lives trying to guard her. Susie has an awful habit of forgetting. She left some of her clothes at Evansville, was always leaving her watch and shoes at the basketball hall, but she always " forgot to forget " while playing basketball. Susie was always ready to receive the ball and put it in the basket. She is another star and her smiles always help to make the star shine brighter. Page Sixty Madeline Vines, Forward " Mathew " has more nicknames than her share, and she is another " Star " when it comes to basketball playing. She also is a forward and has helped to bring her team to the front. She saved the day for us, when we played on the Owensville floor, by being the only one on the team to make a field goal, thus winning the game with a one point margin. Madeline composed catchy songs for the M. V. H. S. team, and these were sung while on foreign floors. Her favorite expression, while playing, is " Aw. shoot! " She has a habit of frowning and walking the floor while waiting for the ball to come to her field. While not playing, she changes the frown for a smile. Elfreda Hironimus, Guard " Freda " , our guard, was sometimes called the " bumping post " because wherever her opponent would choose to go, there she would bump into " Freda " and she could not make her way to the basket. Freda is not very big in stat- ure, but nevertheless she " looms big " when it comes to playing basketball. She is noted for her distant and hard throws of the ball, and as a Boonville man said, " She ' s some star at guarding. " Besides being guard, she ' s the team ' s " monkey " . While playing basketball she had the habit of frowning and biting her lips, but after the game, her frown changed into a smile and her smiles were always contagious. Helen Keck, Forward Keckie is a star when it comes to hitting, the basket. She is little but that seemed to be an advantage rather than a disadvantage, for she could easily work her way through her opponents. She, too, played in all the games of the season and helped to carry her team and school through the trenches and No-man ' s land on to victory and the championship. A Boonville girl said, " She makes baskets so fast that I ' m dizzy. " Keckie uses her hat for a ball, and any old thing for a basket, so wild is she about basketball, but then, " practice makes perfect. " Her favorite ex- pression is, " Oh, my nose! " P . • Sii Boys ' Basketball Team Standing — Thomas E. Boyce, Mr. Gempler, Coach. Second Row — Malcolm Alldredge, Herb Kreie, Henry Ashworth, David Benthall. Sitting — Harry Boyce, Floyd LaDuke, Chas. Ruminer, Captain, Oswald Benner. BOYS ' BASKETBALL Late in the season the boys began basketball practice with Alvin Gempler, a former athlete of the school, as coach. The Mt. Vernon-Carmi game played at the former place was the best game of the season, Carmi winning by a score of 27 to 25. The squad was made up of Captain Ruminer, Ashworth, Benthall, LaDuke, T. Boyce, H. Boyce, Krie, and Benner. The following is a record of the season ' s games and the score of each: Carmi 27 Newburg 17 Owensville 23 Carmi 26 Boonville 29 Newburg 26 When the points are totaled the Mt. Vernon team is found to be just one point behind its opponents. Mt. Vernon 25 Mt. Vernon 43 Mt. Vernon 11 Mt. Vernon 17 Mt. Vernon 7 Mt. Vernon 44 Page Sixty-two Herbert Krie, Center For the last time Herb has gone on the basketball floor for M. V. H. S. He has played since ' 16 season and was Captain of the ' 18 team. Part of the time he played guard but was center for the ' 19 team. He was one of the best centers M. V. H. S. ever had and was never too tired to make the game inter- esting, as football tactics was his long suit. His good nature always kept the boys in good spirits. Thomas E. Boyce, Forward Basketball was Tom ' s game from start to finish. He played on the team in his Freshman year and was made Captain in his Sophomore year. When in the game he was always smiling and graceful and seemed to be everywhere on the floor at once. Tom was a sure shot and could roll the ball from all parts of the floor standing or sitting. Although he was not with the team the first part of the season he kept up his reputation in the last. Oswald Benner, Forward Benner was one of the best forwards on the M. V. H. S. team. He showed up well in his work as basket forward and when lie got the ball it was certain to go in. His name of " Snake " certainly fits him as he was good at slipping around the guards. He has always had the proper team spirit, always faithfully came out to practice, every ready to play or to cheer. Students Having More Than Eighteen Credits Top Row (right to left) — Chas. Ruminer, Fritz Dietz, Kellie Johnson, Edward Mann, Malcolm Alldredge, Floyd LaDuke, Mark Dawson, Samuel Top- per, Thomas Weir. Second Row — Arthur Thomas, Anna Belle Raymond, Emily Boyce, Elsie Sher- ertz, Helen Lawrence, Esther Barrett, Louise Tolliver, Gladys Topper, Virginia Noon, Hortense Utley. Third Row — Erwin Kreie, Hazel Maulding, Nina Walker, La Verne Niblo, Mar- garet Seibert, Beatrice Grossman, Gladys Wolfinger, Jessamay Layer, Edith Blackburn. Bottom Row — Adebel French, Charlotte Green, Ardath Williams, Estella Oeth, Roberta Cowen, Elizabeth Clements, Mildred Barrett. Page Sixty-four Students Having More Than 10.5 Credits and Fewer Than 18 Credits Top Row — Clay Dixon, Edward Ruminer, Douglas Dixon, Herman Aldrich. Fred Gill, Wyman Williams, Wm. Dietz, Conlin Alexander, Winston Jones. Wm. Espenschied, Gerald Joest, Fredrick Bamberger. Second Row — Alfred Starken, Arthur Roos, Ida Mae Bateman, Mavme Cowen, Mary L. Raben, Louie Ashworth, Merle McFadden, Royal Kreie, Gerard Welch, Harry Boyce, Alfred Weir, Herald Miller. Third Row — Manuel Whipple, Merle Allyn, Aletha Causey, Catharine Howard, Selma Bokelman, Frieda Bernd, Helen Duncan. Leola Miller, Lillie Dale Kreie, Minnie Loveland, Elsie Zimmerman. Mary Lloyd A bell. Bottom Row — Beuford Roach, Mildred Hogan, May Onyett, Edythe Mann. Miriam Wilson, Helen Ruling, Margaret Cooper, Margaret Sugg, Hen rietta Fuelling, Florence York, Mary Wave Tudor, Edna Sherertz, W dred VerWayne. s , ,. Students Having Fewer Than 10.5 Credits 1922 Back Row — Verlin Rhodes, Winston Woodward, Joseph Mann, Roy Schlomer, Herbert Duncan, Jesse Powers, Teddy Bereman, Kenneth Cartwright, James Hurley, Paul Dietz, Joy Held, Otis Dixon, David Culley, Carl Keil. Second Row — Elwood Smith, Robert Weir, Verdean Price, Garland Denbo, Owen Huntsman, Ralph Gronemeier, Paul Pfister, Raymond Davis, French Copeland, Elmer Daws, David Benthall, Lancewell McCarty, Roy Daw- son. Third Row — Elva Oeth, Emily Markham, Dorthea Dietz, Edith Green, Lucile Page, Isabel Hartman, Georgia Murphy, Katherine Schaeffer, Hazel Schweitzer, Dale Tennison, Chas. Lawrence, Basil McFadden, Alfred Daniel. Front Row — Lucile Hagerman, Florence Schaeffer, Mabel Walling, Rose Mor- lock, Lelia Utley, Hazel McFadden, Lillie Brinkman, Lillian Duley, Dorothy Lutz, Lucile Jenkins, Annie L. Billups, Clinton Maurer, Har- old Seibert. Page Sixty-six THE ALUMNI Class of 1914 Teachers — Aleen Calvert, Lucile Hardwick, Mary Kreie, and Mary Wilsey. In College — Cullen Sugg, Michigan University. In Service — Marcus Alldredge, Ambulance Corps, France; Lieut. Richard Miller, France; Charles Zergiebel, Lieut. Infantry; Thayne Williams, Lieut. Signal Corps; Harold Johnson, U. S. Artillery, Germany; Fieldon McFadden. Sergeant, Regular Army; Albert Zuspann, Engineer Corps, France. Married — Ruby Allyn, Elwood Burlison, Ivan Carson, Carlena Cowen, Clif- ford Merchanthouse, Richard Miller, Sybil Swinnerton, John Robison and Lola Tischendorf. Miscellaneous — Louise Dexheimer, Clerk in Niblo ' s; Ruth Hall. Ed. Wade ' s Insurance Office; Cecil Thomas, Telephone Co. Class of 1915 Teachers — Nora David, Dora Helm, Nannie Jeffries, Izora Ruminer, and Phyllis Schierbaum. In Service — Boetticher Bailey, Corp. Regular Army; Edson Erwin, Tanks Corps; Philip Rowe, Lieut. Regular Army; John Sander, Navy; Walter Griess, Corp. Ambulance Corps. Married — Agnes Bates, Jimmie Butcher, Doyle Hironimus. Martha John son, Helen Robinson, Karl Griess. Stenographers — Katherine Bockelmann, Chicago; Louise Mann, James Blackburn, Attorney. Miscellaneous — Esther Bridges, Bookkeeper, Fuhrer Ford Milling Co.; 01 ga Siebert, People ' s Bank; Armada Wade, Dr. Williams ' Assistant; Merman Kaufmann, People ' s Bank; Frank Grant, Akron. Ohio. Class of 1916 Teachers — Anna Jones, Florence Pane, Lorena Wedeking, In College Erwin Blackburn, William Wilson, Indiana University . R Keck, Lloyd Thompson, Michigan University; Helen Daniel. Northwestern In versity Conservatory of Music. In Service- Louis Allcs, Marines; Louis Barter, Yeoman in the Navj K neth Allison, Navy; Andrew Bockelmann. Lieut. Aviation Corps; Carl nnmer mann, Sergeant, Quartermasters Corps, France. . r c n Stenographers — Miriam Fuelling, Jarodski ' s Office; Helen Hironimus, Lu- cile Ludlow, Gussie Sherertz, and Leona Russell, Civil Service, Washington, D. C; Hildred Oliver, J. Oliver ' s Insurance Office. Married — Arthur Barter, Kenneth Crunk, Betty Curry, Eva Highman, Bob Joest, Clarence Blackburn. Miscellaneous — Ruby Blackburn, Clerk, Civil Service, Washington, D. C; Arnold Crowder, Automobile Works, Connersville, Ind.; Kenneth Crunk, Mt. Vernon National Bank; Winfred Daws, Motor Works, Detroit; Bob Joest, Auto- mobile Works, Connersville, Ind.; Raymond Zuspann, Lang ' s Garage; Cordelia Noon and Aline Cowen, working in Indianapolis. Class of 1917 Teachers — Lena Alexander, Emily Duncan, Dorothy Johnson, Lorena Roed- er, Jessie Weir, Nell York, Mildred Prenzel and Ruth Schultheis. In College — Margaret Doerr, Wisconsin University; Rachel Harlem, Smith College; Mary Stinson, Sweet Briar, Va.; Morris Barrett, Dental School, Indi- anapolis. In Service — Henry Rethwisch, Private, Tanks Corps; William Ruminer, Concert Band, U. S. A. France. Stenographers — Anna Alles, Gertrude Luebbermann, Helen Williams, Civ- il Service, Washington, D. C; Mary Louise Black, Keck Gonnerman; Allen Green, Fuhrer-Ford Milling Co.; Mary Morelock, Keck Gonnerman Garage; Myra Walker, Telephone Company. Married — Aloise Blockley, Dewey Byrd, Tim Crunk, Ruth Dexheimer, Anna Frailey, Stella Pfister and Norma Wade. Miscellaneous — Roscoe Bayer, Clerk, L. N. R. R.; Tim Crunk, Clerk Der- ringt3n ' s Garage; Elfreda Frick, Short ' s Undertaking Establishment; Myrtle Green, Clerk, Dawson ' s; Albert Kaufmann, People ' s Bank; Mae Moore, Western Union Telegraph Co., Evansville; Beulah Rhodes, Bookkeeper, Rosenbaum Sons; Alan Coker, Smokewell. Class of 1918 Teachers — Hazel Bottomley, Lillian Davis, Madalene Forthoffer, Bessie May Jeffries and Loren Russell. In College — Winfred Allyn, Oakland City; Charlotte Brinkman, Bush Con- servatory of Music; Walter Conlin, Michigan University; Dorothy Doerr, Rock- ford College; Harriett Green, Eleanor Page, Indiana University; Mary Ruminer, University of Chicago; Josephine Kelley, Sweet Briar, Va.; Lillian Stephens, Ferry Hall, Lake Forest, 111.; Fred Thomas, Purdue; William McKelligott, Lock- year ' s; Raymond Schneider, Oakland City; Benjamin Seifert, Lockyear ' s. Stenographers — Louise Ashworth, Civil Service, Washington, D. C; Mil- dred Blakely, Supt. Painter ' s Office; Paul Scherer, Home Mill Grain Company. Miscellaneous — Dale DeFur, Deputy County Clerk; Orvan Hall, Assistant Editor of Mt. Vernon Democrat; Henry Chambers, working in Dayton, Ohio. Married — Juanita Tudor. Page Sixty-eight J DREAMS OF SPRING. When the crocus opes her eye, And warm the South Wind blows, The winter ' s gray has left the sky, In shelter ' d nooks the violet grows, The birds return, the flowers appear, The trees are decked in blossoms gay, It ' s wonderful when Spring is here, And gentle South Wind holds her sway. I want to be back home again To see the crocus ope her eye, To see the first returning bird, The new cerulean of the sky, To hear the notes the glad birds sing, and life all springing up anew, To live again my boyhood ' s spring, When all its wonders for me grew. In other years, I roamed the hills; I sought the flowers in the dales, I loved the ripple of the rills; I loved the bird ' s song in the vales; I sat where bluebells thickest grew, List ' ning to drowsy-humming bees, Till I grew drowsy too. I want to be back home again. To hear the droning bee, To hear the redbird ' s cheery song. The greening tree to see; The larkspur and tne columbine. Bluebell and daffodil. And e ' en the climbing trumpet vine My lonely heart would thrill. I ' m far across the waters gray; O ' erhead is winter ' s sky. And, adding to a winterday. The soft, white snowflkes fly. No friend from home have I yet met This side the rolling sea — What meets it thus to dream, for I Still far from home must be. ' Tis winter yet where you are. friends. Still white the snow drifts lie. And bitter winds whirl little drifts Against a winter sky; — Yet spring will come ere main days To cheer your hearts along. And birds pipe out their merry lays And gladden you with song. Oh, I want to come back home again To friends I ' ve loved so long, To live among you as of yore, To join once more our merry throng. And play the part I played before; And now I dream that one fair day When Springtime wakes. the world anew, I ' ll come back quietly, and say To all my friends, " Good cheer to you! " F. R. ARMBRUSTER Tours, France, January • 1919 ■ ALUMNI HONOR ROLL. Below is the Honor list we have on our honor roll, those in service for whom we have stars in our service flag. We have made this list as correct as possible with the data on hand. Active Service. 1. Kenneth Allison 35. Wayne Pickles 2. Boetticher Bailey 36. William Allyn 3. Louis Barter 37. John Schisley 4. Gilbert Behrick 38, Carl Sander 5. Harry Davis 39. Earl Sloat 6. Richard Miller 40. Sylvanus Utley 7. Raymond Oliver 41. Harold Johnson 8. Phillip E. Rowe 42. Richard Lamb 9. William Ruminer 43. Wilfred Phillips 10. Edward Thompson 44. Fielden McFadden 11. Louis Wasem 45. Everett Wild 12. Capt. Geo. H. Wilson 46. Carl Zimmerman 13. Chas Zergiebel 47. Walter O ' Neal 14. Fred Armbruster 48. William Griess 15. Pascal Mackey 49. John Batteiger 16. Louis A. Alles 50. Wilfred Carr 17. Henry Rethrisch 51. Philip A. Haas 18. Arvel Lawrence 52. Joseph Duckworth 19. Hershel Millspaugh 53. Roscoe C. Rowe 20. Malcolm Jones 54. Bert Barter 21. Lemuel Phillips 55. Kenneth Kiltz 22. Marcus Alldredge 56. Malcolm Moore 23. Ivan Carson 57. Albert Hermsen 24. Fieldon McFadden 58. Leslie Johnson 25. Thayne Williams 59. Thomas Meissner 26. Albert Zuspann 60. Buford Chambers 27. Walter Gries 61. Carl Curtis 28. Arthur Streeby 64. Geo. P. Hironimus 29. Gus Jeffries 65. Ira Knight Irl 30. Ed Trafford 66. Theodore Ostermann 31. Lester Rowe 67. Arthur Ries 32. Beauford Jones 68. Clydus Moore 33. Elmer Durlin 69. Clarence Williams 34. Kenneth Miller Seventy Released from Service. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Ralph Bush 23. Samuel Hadden 24. Raymond A. Johnson 25. Herman Kaufman 26. Ralph Kuebler 27. William F. Maurer 28. Ivan McFadden 29. Cyril R. Williams 30. Carl F. Blesch 31. John C. Krug 32. Paul B. Anderson 33. Alvin Gempler 34. William R. Dexheimer 35. Fred Welborn 36. Arthur Barter 37. Arnolus Reedle 38. William Ridenour 39. Ivan B. Thomas 40. Geo. W. Kreie 41. William E. Riecken 42. Arthur Schenk 43. Leonard Davis William Edson Edson Erwin Wiliam Hanshoe Doyle Heironimus Andrew Bokelman Laslie Utley Fred Clements French Clements Louis Davis Edmund Kreutzinger Charles Hames John Duncan John Banks Frederick Wade Everett Cook Dewitt Alexander Raymond Fuhs Ralph H. Barter Elvis Daws Alvin C. Ries Floyd A. French S. A. T. C. 1. William McKelligott 9 Winfred Allvn 2. Clarence Schenk 10 Ray Hames 3. S. Jett Williams 1 1 Glenn Knight 4. John Sander 12 Ben Seifort 5. Floyd Alldredge 13 Raymond Schneidei 6. Paul Hanshoe 14 Fred Thomas 7. Bob Keck 15 Erwin Blackburn 8. Lloyd Thompson Died in Service. Lloyd D. Sugg e.ed? i " Tla.- PTDOt Through Tire To FU To IV uMp§ l«|K|CoH«ge IWmuL THE FLU CASUALTY LIST. Flu Beuford Alldredge Edna Sturm Gladys Basler Arch Thomas Grace Blackburn Madeline Vines Mary Louise Fitton Hazel Williams Beulah Karnes Gladys Woodward Helen Keck Miss Key Olive Kincheloe Miss Sturgis Wayne Klotz Miss Cauble Jessie Lamb Miss Smith Louise Leffel Olivia Martin Fern Leipold James Morlock Mary Elizabeth Mackey Madge Oliver Marie Souder Jessie Pritchard Elizabeth Spencer Mumps Lydia Riecken Arthur Robb Thomas E. Boyce James Morlock Mark Crunk Mr. Sandefur Albert Crowe The Flu 111 Chill Pill Bill Miss Hanshoe Slim people get fat, Fat people get fatter, When they get that What? Mumps? Well, rather! How awful one feels when he has the flu, He simply knows nothing he wants to do, There ' s nothing he can eat or drink that ' s good, Nothing he could eat if he would. Oh! You hurt from your head to your toe, You know but one word and that is Oh! I had it once and I hope it ' s the last, May it soon be a disease of the past. Jessie Lamb. Page Seventy-two THE FLU. (With no apologies to Tennyson or any one else.) Ache, ache, ache, Up and down my back, O Flu! And I wish with all my heart That I never had heard of you. Sneeze, sneeze, sneeze! Will this torment never cease? I know that the war is over But it hasn ' t brought me peace! Cough, cough, cough! And they tell me it still is mild, Tho it keeps me awake and my family, too, And drives the neighbors wild. And up, up, up Goes my temperature day by day, Till I fear that it never will return Where the " Doc " says it ought to stay. O well for the Flueless Folks Whose lives are free from care, May they never know what a weight of woe The rest of us have to bear. Mary Louise Fitton. o THAT FLU STUFF. If you have a tummy-ache, Are you thirsty when you eat? It ' s the Flu! It ' s the Flu! If you ' re weary when you wake, Are you shaky on your feet? It ' s the Flu! It ' s the Flu! Is your memory off the track? If you feel a little ill. Is your liver out of whack? Send right off For Or. Pill. Are there pimples on your back? He will saw despite his skill : It ' s the Flu! " It ' s the Flu! Are there spots before your eyes? He won ' t wait to diagnose, It ' s the Flu! It ' s the Flu! Are you fatter than some guys? Hasn ' t lime to change Ins clothes, It ' s the Flu! Its the Flu! Do your teeth hurt when you bite? For two weeks he ' s had no rest. Do you ever have a fright? Has no time to make a Do you want to sleep at night? So he ' ll class you with the It ' s the Flu! It ' s the Flu! Cincinnati Enqui POETS ' CORNER THE CHARGE OF THE BRIGHT BRIGADE Into a week of tests Strode the Two Hundred. Teachers to the right of them, Teachers to left of them, Teachers in front of them Questioned and thundered. Stormed at with " when " and " who, " Knowing nought else to do, Into a time of trial Passed the Two Hundred. Flashed all their pencils bare, Flashed as they turned in air, Slaying the questions there; Valiant Two Hundred! Plunged in the battle smoke, Right through all rules they broke; English and History Reel ' d from the desperate stroke, Shattered and sundered. Then they strode back, but not — Not with One Hundred. When can their glory fade? Oh, the replies they made! Faculty wondered. Honor the effort made; Honor the Bright Brigade, Noble Two Hundred. Mary Louise Fitton OUR GROWTH. In ' 16 we were Freshies, ignorant and shy But we knew we ' d be more by and by. We were good and studious as colud be Did we stay that way? not we!!! In ' 17 we were Sophs, less ignorant, more bold, Who would think our career just two years old? We were less studious and mean And towards that end our minds did train. In ' 18 we were Juniors, bold and wise, Almost perfect in our own eyes; Lessons were minor things and we were sly When examination time drew nigh. In ' 19 we ' re Seniors, perfectly content, Of our one-time shyness there isn ' t a hint. We have grown proud and bold They ' re always that way I am told. So we ' re better than our predecessors For we ' re more honest confessors. Jessie Lamb. Page Seventy-four BASKETBALL. IN VERSE Our first real game of the season Was our game with Oliv et, We beat them, of course by reason, Oh! those girls of Olivet, Oh! those girls of Olivet, They played so fair and free, But the game was ours, you bet, And no happier bunch than we. Our next game on the list Was played at our own dear hall, With Olivet, that team we wouldn ' t miss, And we scored them all to all. On the following Friday night To Boonville H. S. we went, We laid them low with little might, And to us was a great event, For they cried and sighed ' Cause we beat ' em, I guess, ' An called us tom-boys, and despised Our team of M. V. H. S. Our greatest game of all the year Was with the picked girls of Evansville, Of twelve big teams both far and near, They came and played us with all their will, They were fine players, but Oh! how rough, They bit and elbowed both our guards, And knocked our forwards round enough, And fumed and fussed and called us — Lords. We tried out the next Saturday night The girls ' reserve of Evansville, And my, if they didn ' t put up a fight, And claimed the score that was ours by right, No greater dispute did you ever hear, We didn ' t say a thing — but we left at will, For it was our game so we were clear Of this big dispute at Evansville. Good luck followed us on the twenty-eighth. When we played against two teams, Owensville and Boonville H. S., And conquered them at it seems, Both teams were fair as fair could be, And both Boonville and Owensville had improved to the biggest d Those girls were nice, ' most nice as wc, But, after all, beaten we really can ' t be. We played our return game with Owensville. On the night of the seventh of March. We beat them, but ' twas a terrible game. For us to be playing in March. They treated us royally, and were as kind as could be. To us girls of M. V.; They took us all over town, And entertained ns all around. We, the six girls of nineteen Feel that we have loved this very team, So much that we will never forget this year With you, we remain the girls of ' 19. We ' re sorry to leave our dear friends, Especially those of the basketball teams. Our coach too, so kind and true To us six girls of nineteen. Susie Sugg. ASPIRATIONS. Now that we ' re finished, we are just begun, We find that life is not all fun. There is a task for each and all, They must either rise or fall! But the class of ' 19 is prepared, WE have no fear of being snared. At the bottom of the ladder yet we are But the top is where our hopes aspire. Nothing shall block our way, We ' ll reach the topmost rung some day. We ' ll pass other classes with a shout, We ' ll completely put them to rout. They may try to catch us in vain, For we ' re the class of 1919. Jessie Lamb. ODE TO THE JANITOR. Thou genius of the furnace room, The mop, the duster, and the broom, Who dost our building clean each day, To keep all dust and dirt away; Listen ! for I bring to thee Thanks and praises full and free. For patience and good nature, too, I know no man who equals you. Each morning thou ' rt the first to come — Each evening sees thee last at home. Then, lest thou makst this High School grieve, Oh promise us thou ' ll never leave. Mary Louise Fitton. Lives of Seniors all remind us We can make our lives sublime, . And by asking foolish questions Take up recitation time. Lives of Seniors all remind us, Things that we had best avoid, We are not to leave behind us Things that we had best destroyed. Page Seventy-six ' 5setf JOKES. Lucile Haas: " Red is the sign of danger. " James Morlock: " Is that why girls ' lips are red? " Mr. Fields: " Look, there he goes, the half-back, he ' ll be our best man! " Miss Key: " O! this is so sudden. " Floyd La Duke: " Mr. Gempler, don ' t you think I would make a good foot- ball player? " Mr. Gempler: " From what I know of you, I think you would be penalized too much for holding. " Traction Conductor: " Your fare, Miss. " Jessemay Layer: " O, thank you, do you think so? " Mr. Stinnett: " What does I. W. W. mean? " Carl Keil: " That means, I, Woodrow Wilson. " Lucile Page: " Did you ever take chloroform? " Edith Green: " No, who teaches it? " Billy had a piece of gum, It was as white as snow. Everywhere that Billy went, That gum was sure to go. It followed him to school one day, Which was against the rule; Miss Smith took it away from him, And chewed it after school. Miss Cauble: " Define mountain range. " James Pearson: " A mountain range is a large cook-stove. " Miss Hanshoe: " What is a lie? " Bobbie Weir: " A lie is an abomination in the sight of the Lord and an ever present help in time of trouble. " Elwood Smith: " Miss Sturgis, you can ' t punish a person For what he didn ' l do, can you? " Miss Sturgis: " Certainly not, why? " Elwood: " Because, I have not got my French yet. " Miss Hanshoe: " What is worse than a man without a countr) Aleen Schneider: " A country without a man. - ' Arthur Thomas: " Oh! That I were a glove to hold your pretty hand. " Madge Oliver: " Yes, you would certainly make a good one. " Arthur: " Why? " Madge: " Because you are such (a) soft kid. " Quick, Watson, the magnifying glass] Here comes the Freshman ( ' lass ' I hear them but they arc so small I really can ' t see them at all Popular version of the class motto: " Out of the frying pan into the fire. " " Look here! " cried the excited man to Lawrence Woodward at the Boyce and Williams store. " You gave me morphine instead of quinine this morning. " " Is that so? " replied Lawrence. " Then you owe me another half-dollar. " Mr. Sandefur: " What do you think of a boy who will constantly deceive his teacher? " Mark Crunk: " I think he ' s a wonder. " Miss Cauble: " Name the five zones. " Fred Gill: " Temperate, intemperate, war, postal, and o(zone). " Dave Culley: " I don ' t feel well this morning. " Mr. Sandefur: " Where do you feel the worst? " Dave: " In school. " Harry Boyce (proofing an article for the Hoop-Pole Junior) : " What shall 1 call Miss Smith? She directed the staging of the play, you know. " Bill Dietz: " Why, call her the stage coach, of course. " " Jake, how did you get that wound stripe? " Jake: " My heart broke when I didn ' t get into active service. " Sedentary work, " said Miss Smith, " tends to lessen the endurance. " " In other words, " butted in Albert Crowe, " the more one sits, the less one can stand. " " Exactly, " retorted Miss Smith; " and if one lies a great deal, one ' s standing is lost completely. " Miss Haines: " What is the meaning of ' alter ego ' ? " John Alvin: " It means the ' other I. ' " Miss Haines: " Use the phrase in a sentence. " John A.: " He winked his alter ego. " Arthur: " Toad, why do you use such a long cigarette holder? " Toad D.: " Mr. Gempler told me I ' d have to keep away from tobacco if I made the team. " Helen: " Do you think a girl should learn to love before 20? " Fern: " No, too large an audience. " Miss Cauble (in Commercial Arithmetic to John Doerr) : " If a soldier had no way to obtain water except by filling his gun, how much water would he have if the barrel was 30 inches by % inch? ' ' John: " He would have a barrel full. " Mr. Painter: " Mr. Sandefur, what are you taking for your mumps? " Mr. Sandefur: " Make me an offer. " Arch: " I notice the government says we have several million human beings in this country who don ' t speak English. " Mr. Sandefur: " That ' s a shame, isn ' t it? " Arch: " Oh, I don ' t know; they ' re babies not old enough to talk. " Paul: " Do you ever worry, Harry? " Harry: " Never. In the daytime I ' m too busy, and at night, I ' m too sleepy. " Rev. Press: " Fritz, if you should see some boys fishing on Sunday, would you do anything to discourage them? " Fritz: " Yes, sir; I ' d steal their bait. " Fern (to Bernard, when she doubted one of his statements) : " Now, look me straight in the eye. " Bernard (brazenly) : " Oh, O could look at you all day. " Fern: " No, you couldn ' t, you ' d die before the day ended. " Page Seventy -eight Para Sites I Ready Pay fsiT " Mackey postively talks with her eyes. " " And I suppose when she feels like swearing she gives a cursorv glance. ' Freshman: " I shall never ask Mr. Painter for his advice again. " Senior: " What ' s the matter? " Freshman: " He never thinks what I have made up my mind to do is right. " Miss Cauble: " What are preferred creditors? " Beuford: " Those who don ' t call too often. " Paul Dietz: " Miss Sturgis, do you think a person could live on onion? alone? " Miss Sturgis: " I think he ought to live alone. " Frank (as he came puffing out of the water) : " I got a great deal of water in my ears. " Mark: " I thought the river looked rather low. " Bernard: " Do you believe in the Darwinian theory? " Miss La Duke: " Yes, I don ' t know much about it, but it provides some sort of a shopping place for people who would forever go on bragging about their ancestors. " Mr. Stinnett: " What is a vacuum? " Billy Dietz: " A vacuum is a large, empty space, where the Pope lives. " Miss Hanshoe asked her English class to compose a poem. Edie Ruminer handed her the following: Two hearts that yearn For love ' s sweet prison Were his and her ' n, And her ' n and his ' n. Rose Morlock (to Helen Ruling) : " Lela told me that you told her that se- cret I told you not to tell her. " Helen: " She ' s a mean thing! I told her not to tell you. " Rose: " Well, I told her I wouldn ' t tell you she told me, so don ' t tell her I did. " Miss Haines: " Mark, translate, Haic in Galliam importamus. " Mark: " Hike into Gaul — it ' s important. " Teacher: " Correct this sentence — ' Our teacher am in sight. ' ' Clinton Maurer: " Our teacher am a sight. " Arch: " I feel like 30 cents. " Lucile: " How things have gone up since the war. " Malcolm A.: " Father, I have learned four new French words today. ' His Father: " Did you? What were they? " Malcolm: " Grenade, village, envelope and locomotive. " Father: " And what are they in French? " M.: " The same. " Miss Haines: " What animal has the greatesl natural Fondness For man - Merle McFadden : " Woman. " Miss La Duke: " I ' m tempted to give this class a test Alfred Starken : " Yield not to temptation. " Grace Blackburn: " Do von like meal Herman Stevens: " Yes, if it ' s ' meet me to night i BOOK OF U ' s Chapter I. Now it came to pass in the days when the teachers ruled the schools that there appeared some U ' s in their grade books and a certain man in the school watched and cared for them; he and his followers. And they each took in hand a grade book and a pencil and they graded unsparingly. But the pupils arose and said to grade as in the days of their fathers and they blasphemed the U. And the pupils said to the U: Go, depart from us and may some one deal with you as thou hast dealt with us. But it lifted up its voice and cried and its lead- ers held unflinchingly to it. But the pupils said; Leave us, why do you pester us so? Then the teachers said; It has been a very effective helper and we must cleave unto it. And the U said; Entreat me not to leave thee for whither thou wouldst have thy grades, there I go. And it clung to them another year. Chapter II. And the U had a kinsman, a mighty element, and its name was Zero. And the pupils said; Let the U depart from us since the Zero cleaves unto us, though it finds not grace in our eyes. But the teachers said; Go not. So it stayed and gleaned after Zero until Zero said unto its leaders; Who is this? And the lead- ers said; It is a helper that follows and annoys the pupils. And the U said; I pray thee to let me glean after thee so that nothing shall be left that is doubt- ful. So it stayed as does a pestilence. Then Zero said unto theU: Depart not from this school but abide fast by the students. And the U said; Why have I found favor in thine eyes? And Zero said: Thou hast come from a long of no- where and hast clung tenaciously to the cards of the pupils who knew thee not heretofore. And the school board came unto the leaders and said: Reproach not the U. And many hints did they let fall to the teachers. So it gleaned un- til there were barely enough left to be seen. So it kept fast by the cards of the pupils unto the end of the year and dwelt by its leaders because it found grace in their eyes. Chapter III. Then the leader said unto the U: Shall I not seek rest for thee since thou hast been so faithful unto us and have we not always dealt justly with thee? Behold this is the time of the examinations, therefore follow thou unto the seats of the pupils whereupon they sit during the examinations. Make not thyself known unto any one of them and then it shall be that when he gets back his card, on it thou shalt have appeared where he wouldst have a grade go. And the U replied: All that thou sayest unto me that will I do. And it did as it was bid. But then it came again unto the teachers saying: For thy sake and my sake and for the sake of the pupils, let me abide with thee longer. Chapter IV. Then went the school board unto the office and set themselves down there and behold all the teachers came in and set themselves down there also. And one of them arose and said: The U which has appeared from nowhere and which has served us faithfully wishes to continue in our midst and I wish to tell thee that I wish it to stay. And another arose and said: The U has proved a benefit, and since we must continue in the old custom of maintaining the zero we will keep both, And as was the custom to write down all the agreements, so straightway one of their number wrote down all that had been said according that the U should remain. And they all were sworn in as was the custom for witnesses and when the pupils heard it they said: Lo, this day is a bitter day, for unwillingly we must say that we are witnesses to this curse that has been sent upon us. And so it came to pass that it became greater in the eyes of the teachers and the school board because the pupils arose and blasphemed the U more than ever. But one of the pupils arose and said: I refuse to admit the U, I challenge it to appear on my card. And her words influenced others so that the U felt downhearted and it found less favor in the eyes of the teachers on this account. Jessie Lamb, ' 19. Page Eighty-two WE KNOW SOMETHING IS WRONG WHEN- Poty doesn ' t giggle. Notes cease to fly. Bernard has nothing to say. We see Mildred without Charles Edward. Alfred forgets to promenade during the first period. Aileen is on time. The fiction shelves are not popular. Bobby Weir forgets to flirt with the Senior girls. Frank hasn ' t " read an article. " The civics classes don ' t read outside their own texts. Mary Louise isn ' t studying. Esther Menzies doesn ' t powder her nose. The Basketball girls loose a game. OUR ALPHABETICAL DIRECTORY Arch, our Agriculturist. Bateman, our Basketball star. Crunk, our cute boy. Davis, our Dark-eyed Damsel. Elfreda, our Entertainer. Fern, our Flirt. Gladys, our Good-looking Girl. Helen, our Heart-breaker. Incomparable, our Important class. Jessie, our Joker. Kreie, our Kapable Kaptain. Luebbermann, our Lecturer. Mackey, our Man-hater( ?!) Nuts, a New fresh crop. Oliver, our Original artist. Poty, our Popular girl. Queer, our Questions. Robb, our Reserved classmate. Stiker, our Stenographer. Tom, our Traveller. U, an Undeserved Unkindness. Vines, our Vivacious girl. Williams, our Winsome girl. Xmas, our Xtensive vacation (?). Youth, the measure of our Years. Zenith, the Zone of our Zeal. TWENTY-THIRD PSALM Getting U ' s is my hobby, I shall not want such to happen again It maketh me to feel small under the sarcasm of my teachers, It soureth my soul It leadeth me into the path of ridicule for its namesake Yea though I am I un the hills by the means of bluffs, 1 fall when it comes to the tests of m knowl edge. The whys and wherefores discomfort me. 1 anoint m lessons with - N cuses. My teachers ' anger runneth over. 1 make excuses tor m at] the presence of my school mates. Surely if 1 do not mend m ways 1 will in Mt. Vernon High forever. Amen. Hazel Williams ■- 1 ; ■P I n WA . X ROUGES ' GALLERY A copy of the following pictures will be given the first person who sub- mits a correct guess as to the identity of the people represented. Faculty 1. " Write ten letters for tomorrow. " 2. " The Artist. " 3. " Get ready for dictation. " 4. " A perfectly respectable Roman citizen. " 5. " A word to the wise. " 6. " Fermez les livres. " 7. " Give the construction of — " 8. " Those stitches are too large. " 9. " One or two announcements. " Page Eighty-four Seniors Page One Page Two 1. 1919 Class ' s Mark 1. Beulah Karnes 2. Lydia Riecken 2. Lucile Haas 3. Mary Ellen 3. Jessie Pritchard 4. Our black bird 4. Esther 9. Editor-in-Chief and Presi- 5. Hazel Williams dent since and before assum- 6. Edna Sturm ing the responsibilities of his 7. Prophetess and Poet office. 8. Hazel Kagel 5. Rev. Samuel Smudge 9. Herb 6. Crowfoot 10. Madeline 7. Grace Blackburn 11. Historian 8. Vice-President 12. Arthur Robb 0. Frank 13. Lawrence Woodward 1. Gladys Woodward 14. Jessie Lamb 2. Poty. 15. Olivia Martin 3. Fern 16. Class Treasurer 4. Business Manager 17. Susie 5. John Alvin 18. Gladys Basler 19. The Lion 20. Class Artist 21. Belva 22. Louise Leffel I Junior High School Building Page Eighty-eight JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY M. L. Denbo, Principal History Juliette Schisley English Margaret Yunker Latin, Commercial and Geograph I iary Rifener Arithmetic William Riot-ken Algebra, Botany and Physiology Mr-, w. s. Paintef Algebra, Botan and rin s Junior High School Class Bottom Row (left to right) — Alwin Grabert, Martin Rhoads, Wm. Bottomly, Jack Barnett, George Grabert, Shannon Pleasants, Walter Baldwin, Eugene Stiker. Second Row — Juliet Lasater, Hazel Grimwood, Helen Crowe, Mildred Brooks, Mildred Rowe, Margaret Blockely, Dorothy French, Rose White. Third Row — Oma Nesler, Leona Perrin, Mary Kennedy, Katherine Allbright, Lona Redman, Adeline Maurer, Ruth Davis, Charlotte Rosenbaum. Fourth Row — Matilda Kleinsmidt, Delores Newman, Blanche Carson, Lillian Henderson, Ruth Otterson, Mary Crowder, Mary Clements, Mary B. Haas. Fifth Row — Edith Wiggins, Marie Wiesmann, Hazel Ashworth, Gertrude Wil- liams, Helen Riecken, Carl Basler. Sixth Row — Carl Clements, Lawrence Frier, William Jourdan, Walter Aylsworth, Joseph Kaiser. Seventh Row — Owen Benthall, Gilbert Goodwin, George Riecken, Clarence Schrieber, Manford Stein, Leland Whitman. Page Ninety Autographs We, as Business Managers, extend our thanks in behalf of the Senior Class of 1919, to the business and professional citizens who have so kindly co-operated in making our Annual a success. HELEN KECK, Business Manager, MARY ELLEN BATEMAN, M. FERN LEIPOLD, ESTHER MENZIES, SUSIE SUGG, ELISHA BLACKBURN, FRANK M. HARLEM, BERNARD LUEBBERMANN, 1 LAWRENCE WOODWARD. AJAX TIRES We Clean and Press Clothes, 5,000 Mile Guarantee But Being Tailors, Our Specialty is Making Clothes to Order. E. M. Hanner Give US a Trial. 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" Life Insurance increases the stability of the busi- ness world, raises its moral tone and puts a pre- mium on those habits of thrift and savings which are so essential to the welfare of the people as a body. " The great American Statesman, recently deceased, who was author of the above extract, carried a goodly portion of his Life Insurance in the Com- pany I represent. J. OLIVER, SPECIAL AGENT. New York Life Insurance Company. Office 111 East Fourth St. Mt. Vernon, Indiana. Go To The LUNCHEONETTE For All Good Eats. C. F. Weckesser, Prop. Main Street- Phone 47 You can buy groceries anywhere but we believe our things are as good and fresh as any in the city. Kindly give us a trial. SIMON F. MAURER 614 West Second St. KLEIN WASEM GROCER CO. The House Where Price and Quality Meet. We pay cash for Produce. One Trial Makes Permanent Customers. MRS. FLORENCE ZIMMERMAN Millinery 325 Main Street. SMOKEWELL CIGAR CO. Wholesale and Retail Tobaccos and Candies. Bel Vor and Compensation 10c Cigars. Don ' t Say Flour SAY AZILE (As-i-lee) ALBERT F. SMITH Pianist and Teacher 326 Y. M. C. A. Bldg., Evansville. 512 Mulberry St. Mt. Vernon, Ind. Saturdays. THE BRETTNER HOTEL Mt. Vernon Ind. j The Traveling Man ' s Home Comfortable Rooms — Good Meals. Rates $2.00 up per day. S. C. Carr, Manager. LEST SOME SHOULD FORGET And Others May Not Have Heard WE REPEAT ST. BERNARD No. 9 is the BEST COAL IN TOWN FARMERS ' ELEVATOR COMPANY Telephone 33. THE BREEZE GREEN HOUSE N. Mill Street Mt. Vernon, Ind. ZIMMERMANN AND BARKER Attorneys at Law Mt. Vernon, Indiana. MISS ESTELLA L. ROBERTSON 604 Main Street Teacher of: Violin, Piano, Pipe- Organ, Orchestra Instruments, Harmony, Theory, Analysis, etc. Telephone your order for any and all Magazines to MRS. C. M. BUSH Mt. Vernon, Ind. Phone 136. BEAUTY BEAUTY Having taken a scientific course in beauty culture, I am now prepared to do shampooing, massaging and manicuring with the latest electrical processes. Your patronage is solicited. MRS. EUNICE BISHOP Phone 482. 503 East Third St. MARY I. DIXON Art Needle Work Craft Shop Mt. Vernon, Ind. JOE SCHLOMER Watch-Maker and Jeweler. Repairing a Specialty. All Work Guaranteed. 109 W. Second St. DR. T. C. EMMICK Mt. Vernon, Ind. DR. U. G. WHITING Mt. Vernon, Ind. Rosenb osenoaum B ros. Wish to announce a complete readiness to serve all patrons with the newest summer merchandise, and to assure all that no better quality of goods can be sold for the price than we offer. We specialize in Ready-to-Wear apparel for Men and Women. and invite you to inspect our large and up-to-date stocks of choice merchandise at guaranteed prices. rr BIG JUMBO MAID Herd Boar— Big Bob Wonder. Herd Boar — Big Prospect. A Half Brother to Col. Jack the Boar that sold for $10,200. Stock for sale at all times. J. T. MILLS R. R. 8. Mt. Vernon, Ind. Phone 5012 Oliver. The safest " ship " on which to sail the sea of life is ownership. It is a home ownership that makes marriage a real partnership. As time passes the home becomes a corporation, and the children be- come stockholders, who pay dividends in love, which is more valuable than cash. BUILD A HOME. CHAS. SMITH JR. SONS. j Special Showing of PAUL JONES MIDDIES Now that the warm, balmy spring days are b again. A snappy Paul Jones Middy Blouse plaited skirt make an ideal costume for the closi days of school. All colors; and made up in special Paul Jones sui ing, a rich, lustrous, durable material, and the dy are guaranteed absolutely fast. Paul Jones M dies come from the laundry as fresh and dai: as new. Stinsons Bros. DRY GOODS COMPANY G. L. LAWRENCE CO. Why be contrary? Why be a pessimist? Why look on the dark side of any proposition? Keep your cares to yourself. The Doctor is the one person to tell you of your ills. Keep Sweet, Smile, Laugh. Scatter Joy and Sunshine. The more you scatter the more it will rebound for your own good. A visit to our store puts you in an atmosphere of better conditions, better qualities, better service, and a firm determination, to be a customer of Lawrence Co., where aeroplane quality prevails at submarine prices. It puts your " THINK TANK " to working, your trou- bles slip away and are replaced with the full satisfaction of feeling thai you have been well treated and received your full money ' s worth. Save the difference and be among the vast crowd of boosters for this Mer- chandise Emporium. " Everything " in General Merchandise at 601-603 West Second Si. " THE WEST Sll tt DEPARTMENT STORE " Order Your Suit From JOHN GRAF Fits and Quality Guaranteed. Cleaning, Pressing and Al terms A Specialty. Our Specialty is to make fine Candies and Ice Cream Sodas for the School Boys. IMPERIAL CAND1 KITCHEN 2 ' M) Main St H- Vernon, Ind. JhflMK E ternamental Ranges. 9tfHJHHfeu|l B aking Dishes and Utensils. viim S ilverware. j Ifl Bi1hb!I 18 C edar Oil and Mops. ' ■■--i bHBhHJ ' ' ; k H oes and Rakes for your Garden. S SipB® t E nterprise Food Choppers. sSI ti .£ 5 N ickleplated Ware. wllHliiiSSB :- " - K een Kutter Kitchen and Pocket MBsiSiffii||M Knives. ( tfBwij BJ --, ' " H atchets and Hammers. 8J ,iJ8fip D iston Saws. W oven Wire Fencing. j E ngineer ' s Supplies. Now is the time for you to safe- C ole ' s Hot Blast Heaters. guard the comfort and health of il Stoves. your family by purchasing a ROUND OAK MOISTAIR HEAT- Everything in the hardware line ING SYSTEM. Furnace on display. whether for City or Farm use, can be found at For Sale by E. B. SCHENK HDW. CO. Lynn M. Strack 206-208 Main Street, 415 Main St. Mt Vernon, Ind. Mt. Vernon, Ind. Herb ' s Shop American Look for the revolving Barber Pole. Only one in the City. Hominy Co. We please the people. Manufacturers of Our Tonics and Toilet Articles White Corn Goods are the best. Four expert barbers Highest Prices Paid for Corn. waiting to serve you. fi T 9b Stop at 325 Main Street. HERB REDMAN, PROP. Kec Gonnerman Co. Automobile Department Ford - Oakland - Nash FORDSON TRACTORS FORD AND NASH TRUCKS Fordson Tractor parts carried in stock, Finest Sales and Service Station in Southern Indiana. Complete Stock of Tires and Accessories. Trafford ' s Big Type Poland Chinas We breed the biggest and best and let others breed the rest. Pay us a visit and be convinced. Trafford ' s Aristocrats The Barred Rock of merit eggs and young stock for sale in season from either light or dark matings. Address E. E. TRAFFORD Phone 4605. Mt. Vernon, In L, R. R. 3. The Egmant Herd Fred 0. Hageman, Owner, Mt. Vernon, Ind. Registered Double Standard Polled Herefords, the herd that produced the highest priced Polled Hereford cow in America. One hundred head of hand-picked Matrons in this herd carrying the best of blood lines. Herd is headed by Bullion Ito, son of the Grand Champion Bullion. Fourth Macks Jewel, grandson of the Mighty King Jewel and Fairfax, grandson of the great Perefectian Fairfax. Stock for sale at all times. Phone 3602. I make old clothes new and New Ones too B JOHN W. HALL If It ' s News, It ' s in the Democrat We Get It Ri.dit and Get It First. Mt. Vernon Democrat Weekly Established L867 Daih Established 1891 Peoples Bank Trust Company We would have each member of the class of 1919 memorize this Poem, make its central thought the guiding star of his life, knowing as we do, that success is sure to follow. FAME " And what shall I do lest life in silence pass? And if it do, And never prompt the bray of noisy brass, What need ' st thou rue? Remember, aye the ocean deeps are mute; The shallows road; Worth is the ocean, Fame is but the bruit Along the shore. What shall I do to be forever known? — Thy duty ever. This did full many who yet slept unknown. Oh! never, never! Think ' st thou, perchance, that they remain unknown Whom THOU know ' st not? By angel trumps in heaven their praise is blown, Divine their lot! What shall I do to gain eternal life? Discharge aright The simple duties with which each day is rife! Yea, with all thy might! " Congratulations and best wishes of the Youngest and Largest Bank in Deposits in Posey County. Peoples Bank Trust Company For Cooks Who Care " Dictator Flour Made in Cleanest Flour Mill in Indiana Boyce Williams Drugs and School Supplies Q FOURTH and MAIN STREETS Mt. Vernon, Ind. Wolf Harlem FIRE, TORNADO, AUTOMOBILE FARM AND PLATE GLASS, WORKMAN ' S COMPENSA- TION, CASUALTY LIABILITY AND BONDS INSURANCE = EDGAR J. WOLF, Mgr. Ill E. 4th St. Go to L. A. Riecken at the Electric Shoe Shop for Good Shoe repairing. Shoes repaired while you wait. Corner Fourth and College Ave. Mt. Vernon, Ind. A. A. Schenk Groceries Corner Water and Locust Sts. Mt. Vernon, Ind. Take a Paper that is not afraid to tell the truth. That is THE UNAFRAID REPUBLICAN $1.50 per year. H. BRINKMAN CO. For Furniture and Stoves Low Prices Best Quality 100-104 Main St. PROPAGANDA Uncle Sam ' s Secret Revealed Do you know that there were more failures and a lower average of grades in our High School this year, than in the past fifteen years? There is a Reason At the U. S. army officers ' training camps the men drilled and stud- ied fourteen hours a day. To supply the men with sufficient energy, to make them clear-minded, and courageous, Uncle Sam fed them abund- antly, the highest grade of chocolates. So the High School children were deprived of their best source of brain food (high grade chocolates), con- sequently their high school standing was lowered. But now they can raise their standing for Klaus ' Confectionery, has made a contract to re- ceive a sufficient supply of Morses ' deliciously nourishing chocolates, to supply not only the school children but also the business men, who desire greater mental capacity. Flesher Towboat Barge Line SAND AND GRAVEL Henderson Ferry Mt. Vernon Ferry Telephone 80 Main Office Cor. Main and Water PTREX OVEN GLASS MIRRO ALUMINUM ENGLISH and AMERICAN DINNERWARE Nliblo ' s Variety Store A. HARTUNG AND BROTHER The Popular Store for all Kind? of School Wearing Apparel for Girls and Boys at Reasonable Prices. JOHN FORTHOFFER Ginger Ale, Lemon, Strawberry, Orange, Cream Soda and Coke. Established 1883, Mt. Vernon. Ind. CHAS. DAWSON DRUGGIST Books, Stationery, School Supplies. Sporting Goods, Musical Instruments, Cameras and Supplies. We Do Developing and Printing. Bring in Your Work. All Summer Long — July to October — RIPE SUNKIST PEACHES From Hillcrest Orchards AT WEILBRENNERS. It will pay to place orders early. When Printed By Us, It ' s Done Right THE WESTERN STAR Printers, Binders, Designers. 128-130 East Second St. Mt. Vernon, Ind. Derrington Auto Sales Co. Olesmobiles, Automobile Accessories and Repairing PHONE 206 MT. VERNON, IND. KELLY DE FUR Circuit Clerk HON. HERDIS F. CLEMENTS Judge of the Posey Circuit Court JOSEPH R. HAINES County Auditor WALTER HINKLEY County Sheriff MILLARD F. ROBISON Deputy Auditor LEO COWEN County Road Superintendent DAVID MILLER County Recorder ALVIN E. GEMPER County Surveyor and Engineer GEORGE EHRHARDT County Treasurer G. EDWARD BEHRENS County Superintendent LEMUEL P. JONES Court Bailiff and Deputy Sheriff CHARLES COX County Assessor DALTON FLETCHALI County Commissioner LAWRENCE WILSON County Commissioner S. L. THOMAS County Commissioner JESSE E. WADE Prosecuting Attorney I, E. FITZGERALD Countv Infirmen Custodian HARRY SMITH Custodian We have one of the best herds in the state consisting of sows weighing from 600 pounds to 800 pounds. Herd headed by " Tenni- son ' s Long Wonder " , one of the largest and greatest boars of the breed. Stands 43 in. high with extra length, bone, back, head, and depth. Stock for sale at all times. W. P. TENNISON SON R. F. D. 8 Phone 41 -J Oliver Mt. Vernon, Indiana Also Pure Bred Barred Rock Chickens. Eggs for Setting $1.00. Give us a trial with your Poultry, Eggs and Cream Phone Prices ORIN COX Second St. Mt. Vernon, Ind. PHONE 308 HARDING MILLER MUSIC CO. 1 Pianos and Player Pianos, Sheet Msuic DR. DOERR Mt. Vernon, Ind. Cor. Fifth and Main St. Mt. Vernon, Ind. PHIL. H. HAGEMAN Live Stock Dealer Red Cross Memberships should be kept up. even though the war Phone 33 is ever. .1. 11. BLACKBURN 118-124 Main St. Membership ( hairman. Mt. Vernon, Ind. 1 CHAS. KREIE SONS Dealers in Saddles, Harness, Buggies, Wagons and Farm Implements International Tractors and Engines International Line Exclusive Agents McCormick and Deering Binders and Mowers Osborne, McCormick and Deering Disc Harrows Janesville Cultivators and Plows Superior and Hoosier Grain Drills Newell, Sanders and Oliver Gang Disc Plows American Field and Poultry Fence Get Our Prices 119 South Main St. 428 North Main St. Phones 527 and 548. Mt. Vernon, Ind. George M. Bailey Auto Service and Moving Special Attention Given to Hauling of Any Kind. College Ave. between Third and Fourth Sts. Southern Phone 21. Mt. Vernon Steam Laundry UP-TO-DATE 213-215 W. Second Street Phone 143 CHAS. F. HEMPFLIXG Handling a Complete Assortment of Fresh and Smoked Meats. Phone No. 75. 409 Main St. Stop at HERMAN BRAY ' S Grocery Store for Quality and Prices. 815 W. Second St. FRED P. DIETZ The Busy Corner Grocer Breeder and Shipper of Buff Minorca Chickens. BEN WOLF Dealer in Coal, Dressed Poultry, Hides, Furs and Live Stock of all Kinds. 607 W. Second St. Phone 315-1. Mt. Vernon, Ind. " TO-MORROW " VULCANIZING | Yesterday, you said to yourself: To-morrow I shall take my cream PLANT to the Vincennes Milk Station at Mt. Vernon and try their new and up-to-date steam turbine and can sterilize. Well, to-morrow is here MITCHELIN TIRES AND TUBES NATIONAL TIRES AND TUBES 1 — that is to-day. If you didn ' t make good that promise to your- self to-day, do it to-morrow. This station is open all day and Satur- days until 9 P. M. You ' ll find it w convenient to leave your cream here as well as your poultry and eggs, get your money for all at the same time. Satisfaction guaran- teed. Give us a trial. Start to- morrow. THE VINCENNES MILK ICE CREAM CO. Joseph B. Walker 128 West Fourth St. 518 W. Fourth Street Fred Fuelling, Manager. MT. VERNON, IND. J. G. Herrmann BUICK AUTOMOBILES SALES AND SERVICE Main Street Pkone 220 GOING TO COLLEGE? Then Come to Oakland City. Oakland City College is a standard college and is accredited for the training of teachers of classes A. B. and C. Departments — High School, Normal, College, Industrial, Com- mercial, Art, Music and Bible. Expenses — Tuition for 12 weeks $20. Furnished Room and Board $4.25 a week; cheaper than staying at home. Term Calendar — Special Opening, April 14. Special Opening, May 12. Summer Term Opening, June 9. More than 50 courses of- fered this term. Write for free Spring and Summer Term Bulletin. PRESIDENT W. P. DEARING Oakland City, Indiana, MISS OLIVIA KUHN THE GAGE MILLINER 220 MAIN ST. SCHIELA JEWELER The Quality Shop PHILLIPS BROS. MILL LUMBER COMPANY LUMBER, LATHES, AND SHINGLES, CABINET AND MILL WORK HARDWARE A SPECIALTY K. D. X. A Tonic with a money back guar- antee. Sold by Joseph Limberger at the Sanitary Barber Shop ! Baths. 228 Main St. SAMUEL J. MILLER General Blacksmithing and Manufacturing Horseshoeing a Specialty. Mt. Vernon, Ind. L. C. STALLMAN Manufacturer of Rollers, Harrows and Hay Rakes. Blacksmithing and Horseshoeing Rubber Tiring a Specialty. 224 West Second St. American Central Insurance Company Fire, Saint Louis, Missouri. John L. Schultheis, Resident Agent Room 5, Odd Fellows Bldg. Mt. Vernon, Ind. FRED P. DIETZ THE BUSY CORNER GROCER MT. VERNON IND. Dear Friend: We have completed our new store building and have moved our large stock of groceries into it. We think we have one of the most i complete and up-to-date groceries in Southern Indiana. You are invited to give us an inspection. You will fine we have plenty of room, can give you quick service and our prices are of the very best and our clerks are ready to serve you. We ask you again to come in and see us. And oblige yours, FRED P. DIETZ The Busy Corner Grocer. W. H. FOGAS Druggist The Rexall Store Mt. Vernon, IncL MALCOLM W. ABLE The " Shoe Doctor " at the Electric Shoe Repairing Shop Waterproof Sole a Specialty 321 W. Second St. j Economical People Economize at the Economy Store. THE ECONOMY FURNITURE COMPANY. 105 Main Street. MINNIE BISHOP 717 E. Second St. For Scalp Treatment, Facial Mas- sage and Manicuring. Anything pertaining to Real Estate — Consult John E. Anderson CIVIL ENGINEER and abstractor of land titles. Has made more abstracts of Posey County lands than all abstractors combined. Always sec him before doing things in Real Estate. J. G. BANKS Grain Buyer 121 South Main Street. Let Us Toll You About WILLARD SERVICE Oscar Keck. 101 Main St. THE RIVERSIDE HOTEL Desirably located for a Hue view of the River. Fred Hironimus, Prop. Phone 488. DR C. H. FULLINWIDER ML Vernon, Indiana. It Doesn ' t Cost Much Now to Wire Your Home For years you have probably longed to have electricity in your home and denied yourself and family the comforts and pleasures of its use be- cause you thought it a luxury — an expensive household convenience which you could do without. But electricity is no longer a luxury. It is a necessity, proved by the convenience of such household comforts as the electric toaster, flatiron, coffee percolator, table grill and other appliances which make easier the many duties of the busy housewife. By the terms of our house wiring plan, the cost of installing electric- ity in your home is easily met. In fact, its small expense is soon repaid in the economy that is yours in the use of the better, brighter and econ- omical il 1 EDISON MAZDA LAMPS GEORGE A. KRUG ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 305 Main Street. Mt. Vernon, Ind. Tires, Accessories and Vulcanizing See N. J. AVREGEN For Tire Service H Free Air. 408 Main St. Mt. Vernon, Ind. Wear King Quality Shoes Made by Arnold $3.50 to $6.00 Who ' s Your Tailor Reg. in U. S. Pat. Off. 1906 by Ed. V. Price Co. Let Ed. V. Price Co. tailor your next suit to your individual measure. Orders taken by W. A. BRYANT At Bryant Company Store. A great many people still have the idea that Lowenhaupt ' s Cloth- ing, Shoes, Hats and Furnishing Goods cost more than others. That may be because for many years Lowenhaupt ' s sold onlv higher priced merchandise. And because Lowenhaupt ' s is so closely associated with high quality and high class merchandise that high prices seem inevitable. But the fact is, that in spite of the quality, style and workman- ship, Lowenhaupt ' s lines are sold at the prevailing popular prices. So we say — and yet they cost no more. LOWENHAUPT ' S Mt. Vernon Indiana 225 Main Street It ' s no use to tell of the goodness of Dodge Brothers Motor Car — everybody knows it. LICHTENBERGER SALES COMPANY WILLIAM ESPENSCHIED Attorney at Law E. Fourth St. Mt. Vernon, Ind. DR. I). C. RAMSEY Mt. Vernon, Indiana. R.R.SCHULTZ ONLY VETERINARIAN QUALIFIED TO USE PITMAN MOORE CO. HOG CHOLERA SERUM IN MT. VERNON. DR. RANKS 117 E. Second SI reel. Ml. Vernon, lnd. DR T. I. BMMICK Mi. Vernon. Ind. rtnttttg — " As It Should be Done " Koenemann-Riehl Co. 409 Up. Second St. Eransville. Ind. Phone 1009 BHUMWi nmmtmm tarn
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