Mount Vernon Township High School - Vernois Yearbook (Mount Vernon, IL)
- Class of 1926
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MRS. J. M. DICKSON . . President
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SILAS ECHOLS, Principal
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lu F. F. STABLES - EDNA STEELE VELMA WOOD
MGNHQZ Tfllifliflg Mafhemgfics Mathematlcs
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K KATHERINE EDWARDS ANNA L. BOND MARY G. HOW'ELLS
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C. R. GLAVES
History, Civics, Athletics
R. W. HARVEY
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LLOYD R. DEWITT
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MRS. MILTON FORSYTH CATHERINE SMITH
Home Economics Science
MRS. R. P. QUEEN
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LETHA L. LOLLAR
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NEI-IA PIERCE ROSEMARY PHILLIP
s EDITH GATES
H. N. SCOTT
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, C. F. ANDERSON
F. A. SKINNER
Manual Training, Drawing
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Senior Class Ojflcers
Siudent Council Member .
Sludenl Council Member .
Class Color: Green and White
Class Flower: Hyacinlh
. Roy Jones 5'
Dalton Bundy N
Merle Shoop E
Emily Kelley E,
Drama Club 3-4.
Senior Class Play.
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Secretary Class 1-45 Glee Club 2-3-45 ix
Orchestra 2-3-45 Class Basket Ball 2-3-45
Drama 3-45 Vice-President Debate Club 45 55
Class Play 3-45 High School Council 1-45 QW
Sec'y. 45 Football 45 Track 45 Journalism fl
Club 45 Business Manager 1926, Vernois5
RUTH ALINE GARRISON 155
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Drama 3-45 Intellectual Meet 1-35 Ass't Cir- M5
cumion Mgr. o at B 25 Circulation Mgr. o at QQ
B 3-45 Homecoming Play 15 Secretary Soph- 5'
omore Class5 High School Council 35 Circula-
tion Manager Vernois 45 Operetta 1-2-3-45 I
ROY ALLEN JONES
Glee Club 15 Class Basketball 15 Basket-
ball 2-3-45 President of Class 2-3-45 Debate
Club 3-45 Debate Team 35 Debate Squad 45
President Debate Club 45 Council Club 3-45
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Basket Ball 3-45 Football 45 Track 3.
Glee Club 1-2-3-45 Operetta 1-2-3-4
Journalism 2-3-45 Junior Editor O 84 B 35 Ex-
change Editor O 8: B 45 Drama Club 3-4.
Glee Club 1-2-3-45 Journalism Club 2-3-45
Library Assistant 2-35 Orange Kc Black Stall'
3-45 Drama Club 3-45 Expression Club 3-45
Intellectual Meet 35 Junior Class Play5 De-
bate Club 45 Debate Team 45 Homecoming
2-35 Operretta 1-25 President Hi Tri 45 Com-
mercial Contest 3.
GLENN W. WEBBER
Glee Club 3-4.
GARNETT CA MPBELL
Drama 3-45 Typist Orange and Black5Glee
Club 1-2-3-45 Operetta5 Senior Class Play.
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llf ciate Editor Vernois 45 Associate Editor
5? Orange and Black 2-35 President Journalism
555 Club 45 Journalism Club 1-2-3-45 Debate
Club 2-45 Expression Club 3-45 Drama Club
55 3-45 Glee Club 45 Junior Class Play5 Student
' Council 45 Qperetta 1-4.
vice-Pngideni of Hi 'rfi5 Drama Club 1-25
5522 Glee Club 1-2-3-45 Intellectual Meet 1-2-35
gi' Homecoming Play 35 Operetta 3-4.
'V JARv1s MARSHALL
gl Foot Ball5 T rack5 Agriculture Club.
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151' Secretary Debate Club 35 Journalism Club
Qi 2-3-45 Drama Club 3-45 Debate Club 3-45
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Ajxli Editor Vernois 45 Associate Editor of
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Vice-President of Class 2-3-45 Class
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Basketball Team 43 Track 1-25 Football 43
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Drama 45 Operetta 2.
if JOHN GARRISON
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i HARRY N. IRWIN
if Agriculture Clubg Radio Club.
LOLA ANNA RODMAN
if Junior Class Play 35 Library Assistant 3.
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NEWTON A. SIMMONS
Glee Club 2-33 Ag Club 2-3-41 Drama
Club 43 Track 2-3-43 Class Basketball 2-3-43
Basketball 43 Football 43 Operetta 3.
Glee Club 3-43 Expression 3-43 Drama
Club 3-43 Operetta 3-4.
Debate Club 3-43 Journalism 3-43 Expres-
sion Club 43 Drama Club 4.
Drama 3-43 Journalism 3-43 Homecoming
Play 33 Library Assistant 3-43 Debate 4.
WARREN VAN DYKE
Glee Club 1-2-3g Drama 33 Home Coming
Art Club 1.
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! HENRY MARLOW
,is President of Ag Club 3-4.
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Junior Class Play 3.
JOSEPH D. SIMMONS
F' Track 2-3-45 Football 45 Class Basketball
1-2-3-45 Ag. Club 3-4.
QM SADIE LUSTIG
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5 Journalism Club 2-3-4.
1A PAULINE PICKETT
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Track 2-45 Art Editor of '26 Vernois5 Class
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Orchestra 2-3-45 Glee Club 3-45 Drama
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Drama 3-45 Typist Orange and Black 45
Typist 1926 Vernois.
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LAURA ALICE DILLION
Debate Club 29 Home Economics
CLAIRE L. LATTA
Glee Club 3-4.
Drama Club 43 Expression Club 4
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Glee Club 1-2-35 Drama Club 3-45 Coun-
cil Member 15 Junior Class Play.
FLORA D'ELLA HARLOW
Debate Club 25 Drama 45 Library Assist-
Class Basketball 3-45
JULIET ELLEN MORGAN
Journalism 3-45 Drama 45 Library Assis-
Journalism Club 3-45 Library Assistant 3-
45 Drama Club 45 Expression Club 4.
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Home Economics Club 25 Journalism
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Glee Clubg Ag, Clubg Trackg Drama Club
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JOHN WELLS EATER
Drama Club 3-45 Glee Club 45 Agriculture
Club 45 Operetta 3-45 Home Coming Play 4.
Glee Club 45 Operetta 2-3-4.
RUNYON HUNGATE IRVIN
Glee Club 2-45 Journalism Club 2-3-45 De-
bate Club 2-3-45 Assistant Business Manager
O. 8a B. 2-35 Business Manager Orange and
Black 45 Associate Business Manager Vernois
45 Debate Team 45 Operetta 2.
Woodlawn High School.
WILLIAM P. WATKINS
Drama 35 Track 3-45 Class Basketball 1-2-
3-45 Operetta 3.
Glee Club 2-3-45 Drama 3-4.
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l 1-'LossYE ANDERSON
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ll GLEN THROGMORTON
.P Basketball 1-2-3-45 District A11-sm Guard
'23, '24 and '25g Sectional All-Star Guard
'25g Football 49 Junior Class Coach 35 Senior
Class Coach 43 Glee Club 1.
l CARL EUGENE MCPHERSON
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1 X AUGUSTUS COOK
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5 ERNEST STANDERFER
, Glee Club 2-3-45 Orchestra 3-45 Drama 35
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2-3-45 Senior Class Play.
I' THELMA RUPARD
Drama Club 45 Journalismg Joke Editor
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.55 DELMAR BOGER 5
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Glos Club 1-2-3.
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President of Freshman Classy Member of "
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Expression Club 45 Debate Team 3-49 ill,
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Orange and Black Typist.
CARRIE LEE IRWIN
Journalism 25 Drama 1.
Library Assistant 3-4.
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High School, Oklahoma 2-3.
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CARRIE LEE IRWIN
Journalism 25 Drama 1.
Benton Township High School
High School, Oklahoma 2-3.
MABEL NE WELL
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HELEN VAN HOOREBEKE
Journalism Club 35 Library Assistant 3.
Student Council 35 Home Economics Club
35 Journalism Club 3-45 Drama Club 3-45 Ex-
pression Club 45 Homecoming Play 3.
' HERBERT HAWKINS
Drama Club5 Glee Club.
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W EDWARD PIERCE FORD
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Debate Club5 Drama Club.
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WH Drama Club 4.
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Glee Club 1-2-3-45 Drama 1-25 Expression
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ff' Playg Homecoming 2-35 Intellectual Meet 3. ,li
Fil MAURICE STALEY
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MARIE JENNINGS '13
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Glee Club 3-45 Drama 3-45 Expression
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JOHNNY FAY LILLY '
Class Basketball 2' Football 4' Basketball
LORA BELLE SCRIVNER
Drama Club 3-4.
Track 2-3-45 Class Basketball 2-4. 1
MARY MARGARET WHITLOCK l
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Drama 45 Debate 3-45 Homecoming Play 45
Senior Class Play.
MELBA JAUNITA ANDERSON
Drama 3-45 Expression Club 3-4.
Agriculture Club 1-2-3-45 Secretary Agri-
culture Club 3-45 Class Basket Ball 2-35
Squad Basket Ball 45 Football 45 Radio Club
EMILY JOSEPHINE KELLEY
Drama 3-45 High School Council 4.
BRYANT L. BATES
Drama Club 1-25 Junior Class Play5 Ex-
pression Club 1.
Wayne City High School.
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Class Basketball 1-2-35 Homecoming 15
Junior Class Play5 Drama Club 3-45 Expres-
sion Club 35 Football 4.
MARY MADELINE MARLGWE
Art Club 15 Drama Club 3-45 Class Sec-
retary 35 Student Council 3.
RAYMOND FRANK ZELHART
Drama Club5 Home Coming Play.
Glee Club 3-45 Drama Club 3-45 Art Club
15 Assistant Art Editor Vernois.
ARTHUR STEWART HODGE
Agriculture Club 3-4.
Journalism Club5 Expression C1ub5 Debate
Club5 Homecoming 45 Senior Class Play.
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Drama Club 3-49 Library Assistant 3-45
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Homecoming Play 13 Drama 3-43 Debate
Club 3-4Q Member of the Debating Squad 43
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Class Basketball 43 Agriculture Club.
Class Basketball 4.
Agriculture Club 1-2-3-43 Football 4.
X nalism 4g Track 43 Agriculture 2-3-4.
President of the Agriculture Club 43 Jour-
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Basketball 1-2-45 Band 2-3-43 Operetta 45 l ,
Drama Club 39 Journalism 2. 4
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her in her youth, ah what mem'ries recalling! Gazing, I suddenly spied one of curious
W form, a queer building. Tearful and sighing she told me this story:
52 "That is the place where I spent the best part of my youth, in that system
Known as the Mt. Vernon High Educational Factory. 1922,
f First of September, we, a mighty herd that was fresh from the lower grades
q. Entered, enrolled, were assigned to our workrooms to mould some gray matter,
History, algebra, science and English were appliances, great were the troubles
'. Rising from lack of intelligence, lack of experience, lack of grit,
Cruelty in guise of the manager, Echols, a terrible person,
Later, accustomed to brow-beating bug-bears, we became more confident
Y Spurned all our masters and mocked all our elders, were detained overtime,
QQ Tested at midst of the year, if our work was not pleasing, a return,
f Tested at end of the year with the self-same condition, a back place.
i Echols, so kind to us laboring faithfully, painfully, allowed us
,, Leave for three months to enjoy ourselves, no work to bother us, worry us,
i Joyfully accepting, we hastily fied from our workshops, our prisons.
. "Sadly returning the next year, more skillful we renewed our moulding,
Mastering carefully the art of persistency, even in the hardest,
q Noting our good work, the manager planned for us a masquerade party,
it Heartily enjoyed by all those who attended, masters included.
l More mid year tests which were trying but taken as a matter of course, just as
Those at the end of the term, and then a vacation, what fun!
"Some did not come back the next year to finish the work they had started,
We who returned then began with much energy to carve on our gray matter,
Fear of the overseer was vanishing, dread of our elders was leaving us,
1 Such good opinions of ourselves were formed, and then ruined by our masters,
rl Tests came and went and they left no impression upon us-no harm done,
i Several' dramatic young persons presented a play called "Seventeen,"
Greatly enjoyed, and the cast one and all said "We'll go on the stage !",
x Holding a gorgeous reception for those who'd tormented us formerly,
- We, of all persons, broke all the past records of good entertainers.
Great was our joy when vacation time came again to us, three months of it!
:Q "Work was then nearing completion next year and our moulds almost finished,
,. Examinations were taken, resulting in throw-back for some of us,
? This was the last year of work, and we began with much vim and vigor,
' Great were the players in our company, again were dramatics predominant.
Q, Royally treated were we by reception and parties that season,
Greatest of all there was held what was then called Commencement, in June, at which
l We were accorded small rolls of white paper to certify that we had
T Done all the labors to mould this gray matter, our brain, satisfactorily,
That we might use them for what we saw fit and in ways we desired.
h "Thus closed the happiest period, all my young joys, all my life."
3 Silent became the old woman and silent she gazed at the picture,
Quietly wiping the tears that fell glistening from her old eyes.
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1926 VERNQIS o ' - f
My Last lD1ll and Testament of the Class of 1926
iq, We, the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Twenty Six, do hereby make our last Will and
N Testament and, to inconvenience all those concerned, provide for the disposal of all our
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tl wealth, troubles, cares, and thinkmg faculties by bequeathlng them as follows:
To the school we leave our sincerest wishes for victories in football and basketball for
Q5 the rest of its life.
'2 To Mr. Echols, we bequeath our life-long hopes that he may some day realize the true
'V value of the Seniors. I
To the Detention Room we leave a flood of golden memories. i
Pi Now that we are leaving, we bequeath to the remaining couples on the campus, the
ff stone wall. May it ever be reverenced and loved by all.
if I I, Lillian Hoifman, do bequeath to Louise Johnson my clever and witty brain. I won't
1 I need it after I leave here.
I, Noel Moore, do bequeath my beautiful hair to Mar ie Walker. May she forever rest
1 ' I, Mildred Dennis, do bequeath to Warren Peavler my ability to write Latin poems.
W, I, Dalton Bundy, do bequeath my accomplishment as a heart breaker to Wayland Fly.
VF I, Tot Stephenson, do bequeath my good looks to Neil Steinheimer. May she use
1 them to a good advantage.
I V I, Buren Ellis, do bequeath my perfection in the art of football to Phillip "Red" Karch.
I I, Mary Murphy, do bequeath my ever-increasing height to Martha Price.
W I, Dorothy Davis, do bequeath my art in sewing to Imogene Harmon.
I, Bryant Bates, do bequeath my unsurpassed popularity to Maurice Reed.
.wi I, Edna Mae Thompson, do bequeath my ability as a "small but mighty boss" to
' Kermit Chase.
I, Joe Ames, do bequeath my occupation as Ferne Wood's chauffeur to Alfred Dale
3 ' Levick.
Us I, John Eater, do bequeath my title as class cut-up to Cliff Warren.
+41 I, Bernadine Puckett, do bequeath nothing but gleaming ,memories of me to the school.
I'll take Dutch with me.
! ' I, Gus Cook, do bequeath my title as the laziest four-year student on the school records
V to Robert Harvey.
6 I, Dorothy Woodworth, do bequeath my ostrich-like gracefulness to Mable Pinnell.
att I, Glen Throgmartin, do bequeath my stalwart appearance to George Culli.
I, Merle Shoop, do bequeath my place on the Orange and Black Staff to Louise Wood.
"V I think she deserves it.
I, Helen Baker, do bequeath my remarkable intelligence to Ferne Wood.
TE I, Wainwright Davis, do bequeath my place in Louise Wood's heart to Andy Rose.
Hi! We, Otha Ferguson and Ina Riggs, do bequeath our standing as Senior twins to
Josephine Stewart and Gladys Wood. May they carry on the quiet and unassuming dignity
which we have established.
I, Louise Wilbanks, do bequeath Clilf toanyone who thinks she can handle him.
my I, Neil Williams, do bequeath my unresisting ways to Max Moss.
:V I, Louise Menzer, do bequeath mine and Rabbit's place cn the wall to Wallace and
M Cleo Jolmson.
1 II, Erariktlfichardson, do bequeath my blue lumberjacket to Miss Pierce. Long live the
'lf um erjac e .
I, Garnet Campbell, do bequeath my ability as a saleswoman to Betty Farthing.
I. Russel Barr, do bequeath my genius in writing up basketball games to Emit Wilson.
' W I, Helen Van Hoorebeke, do bequeath my graceful slenderness to Verna Rikard. I
ill hope she never again has to worry about reducing.
ll We, the above mentioned members of the Class of 1926, do solemnly affirm and seal
tl . . .
alus, omg Last Will and Testament, on this 31st day of May, Nineteen Hundred and
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It happened on one of those midsummer afternoons when memories of
the past come gayly, yet tenderly, to work wonders on your mind. Years can
hardly cover up that place in my mind which is so dear to me-Memories-
memories of high school days, old pals, school-day sweethearts, and thought-
ful teachers lhow I used to dread to see theml-and now, I wonder, where
and how they are. Memory of school days is a thirst not easily quenched,
and when someone, somewhere, seemed to say to me "Come, I'll tell you." I
answered the call of the mysterious being. Amazing, truths-some sad, some
wonderful--seemed to blaze up in front of me and in a very few minutes I
learned a little of the lives of my old friends and classmates.
Imagine my suprise when I was told that the great criminal lawyer
Williams of New York City was none other than Alvin Lacey Williams, my
old classmate in Mt. V, H. S. Oh yes! He was a debater in those days, but
little did I dream of his some day being the world's greatest criminal lawyer.
With him there was another man of no little renown-Roy Allen Jones, the
Governor of Illinois. Roy had piloted us through three short years of high
school life. but I soon lost track of him after our graduation.
The next group which I encountered was made up an author, an orator,
and an actor. Emily Kelly, one of the most promising of modern authors, had
just finished her book on "Why Chemistry Is a Benefit to the Housewife," and
was receiving immense royalties on it. Runyon Irvin, I see, had attained a
professorship at Harvard where he is now teaching law. Joe Rainey had
become a great tragedian of the theatre world.
Will wonders never cease? Theresa Stephenson was at the head of the
Woman's Club of America and had as her Vice-President and Secretary,
Melba Anderson and Dorothy Woodworth, respectively. Some of the most
active members of the organization proved to be Margaret Gausman, Helen
Stewart, and Nellie White.
A similar organization, only of the opposite sex, next caught my attention.
It had as its leader, Bryant Bates, with Frank Richardson and Joe Ames as
Next, I saw a large white building in the business section of Chicago.
These oflice rooms revealed to me many of my former friends. Russel Barr,
whom I remember as a faithful athletic reporter of the Orange and Black,
was working on a great football scandal for the Chicago Tribune, of which
Dalton Bundy is Editor-in-Chief. Dalton was Secretary of the class twice
during our high school career. Up on the 19th floor was an office with the
sign on the door, "Walter Chase, Manager, Girls' Employment Agency." On
Pam' P1 ty-taco
another oflice door loomed the name of a basketball player of school-day
fame, Dr. N. Moore, Optician. I couldn't resist the temptation to take a peek
into that office. That ofiice girl-who was she ?-Mary Whitlock-didn't look
a day over thirty years!
A newspaper next caught my glance. What could that mean? The
society column seemed to be the only readable thing in it. "Dorothy Davis
Arnold and Louise Menzer Wicks, known for their wealth and fame as society
matrons!" I read on down the column. Different names, some of them
rather familiar, interested me. Louise Wilbanks, now married, sails for
Europe-Thelma Rupard Smith, is conducting a charity bazaar in New York
Gus Cook next beamed up before me. He seemed to be living in Washing-
ton, D. C. and to be a very famous Chemical Engineer. He finished his school-
ing at George Washington University. Merle Shoop and Val Boster were
joint owners of a large flower shop in Denver, Colorado. Amusing, yet true,
Buren Ellis, of football fame, was coaching the Dartmouth College eleven.
For a period of three years he had helped them keep a clear and undefeated
record. Bernadine Puckett was living quietly in a town nearby-still waiting,
Taking in the Southern States, I found our little blond, Garnett Camp-
bell, at Richmond, Va. as Mrs. James Endicott, Jr. She was running a board-
ing house for railroad men.
Over in China I saw, faintly, Lillian Hoffman working in a "Near East
Relief" campaign which has been going on for two years.
Alas! My old home town, Mt. Vernon, Illinois-surely some are still
here! Otha Ferguson is now Mrs. Edwin Henn. She is teaching English in
the local high school. Ruth Garrison and Madeline Marlow were both matri-
monially struck, but I was unable to decipher the men in the case. Both
have an interest in the new theatre which is being erected in Mt. Vernon.
On the Orpheum Circuit, were Beulah Allen, the great prima donna, and
Helen Baker, "the world-famed contralto." They will make their appearance
in Mt. Vernon on one of the Orpheum programs at the new theatre. John
Eater and Newton Simmons had taken the place of Weber and Fields on this
The last place I visited was the Capitol at Washington. In Congress, I
found Edna Mae Thompson, the first woman Senator. Glen Throgmartin,
our big running guard of 1922-26, is the Speaker of the House of Represen-
tatives. Neil Williams and Ernest Standerfer are members of the Cabinet.
Secretary of War, and Secretary of Commerce, respectively.
It doeesn't seem possible that this could be the old class of Nineteen
Hundred and Twenty-Six, but the good old clairvoyant never misrepresents.
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Class Flower: Pansy
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. Miles Beishline
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. Thurston Kern
. Miss Steele
. Miss Denton
Junior Class Play 3.
Glee Club 2-35 Operetta 2-35 Junior Class
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J EANIE BELL PARKER
Sophomore Debate Club 25 Debate 35 Ex-
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Student Council 35 Glee Club 1-25 Drama
Club 35 Journalism 1-2-35 Orchestra 25
Orange and Black Staff 35 Operetta 1-2-35
Vernois Stall' 35 Junior Class Play5 Debate
JAMES W. WELLS
Debate Club 2-35 Debate Squad 3.
Debate Club 25 Drama Club 35 Journalism
Drama Club 15 Library Assistant 3.
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Secretary of Hi-Tri5 Student Council 35 As-
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55 LEPTON LOWRY
Class Basketball 1-2-35 Ag. Club 35
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REGINALD W. MELTON
Ochestra 1-2-35 Band 1-2-3.
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Expression Club 2-39 Debate Club 2-35
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Track 2-35 Football 35 Vice President 15
Basketball 15 President 25 Class Basketball
2-35 Agriculture Club.
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Play 35 Sophomore Debate Club.
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The two girls, who were arm in arm, true crush style, strolled into the
"Oh! Jane, I'm so glad you moved next door. Won't we have good times,
though?" cried Ann enthusiastically.
"Of course, we'll have a splendid time," answered Jane. "Let's start get-
ting really acquainted right now. Tell me all about your school, especially the
Junior class, because next year I'll be in it with you.
The girls seated themselves comfortably in the big chairs near the win-
dow and Ann began.
"There is quite a bit to tell about my class, Jane. There were almost two
hundred of us poor, scared freshmen who came to school September 3, 1923
to get our program cards. You should have seen us trying to find our class
rooms and our lockers. Such a scramble as there was! We held our first
class meeting the latter part of September and chose John, Cave president,
Ted Martz, Vice-president, and Charles Keaton, secretary. Our advisor was
Miss Harris. In October a get-acquainted party was given in the gymnasium.
The rest of our freshman year was uneventful.
The next year our class was reorganized with Ted Martz as president,
Gaythor Rutherford, vice-president, Gladys Wood, secretary, Wayland Fly,
council member, and Miss Jonah and Miss Steel, advisors. School was very
much as it had been the previous year except our party was a Hallowe'en
masquerade which resulted in much merriment. We were proud of the girls
in the May Festival. Mary Adolyn Epler was chosen May Queen and Naomi
Sechrest and Elizabeth Smith were two of her maids of honor.
The Junior class really began to distinguish itself the third year. Emmit
Wilson was elected preisdent, Miles Beishline,vice-president, Evelyn Davis,
secretary, and Eleanor Richardson and Thurston Kern, council members. The
advisors were Miss Steele and Miss Denton. Many of the boys went out for
football, basketball, and track. We were well represented in all clubs, the oper-
etta, and other plays. Two juniors were members of the Orange and Black
staff. Five of the twelve debaters were juniors. The class, play, "The Charm
School," was a brilliant success. The annual Junior-Senior reception which
we had looked forward to for such a long time was quite up to the standard
set by preceding classes. We're expecting even better things to happen next
"Oh ! breathed Jane, "I'll be so glad when school begins next fall."
-Betty Farthing '27.
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Sophomore Class Historq
As the sun sank over the horizon on a November day in nineteen thirty-
eight, a tall, grave looking man mused before the crackling tire. As the flames
leaped and glowed he seemed to see faces of old chums and scenes of other
"What a good scout Jim was! That old team we had in those days.
Wonder where Nina Savage is now? I used to think she was quite 'coy' with
her fluffy hair."
"Gee Daddy, what's this?" broke in on his reveries. And five year old
Jimmie-named for his old pal-struggled beneath a book almost as large
"Why, son, where did this come from ?"
"I was just 'venturing in 'de attic, and this dropped on my toe. Has
pretty pitchures in it. See Daddy," opening the book. "Wonder who this
big man is with the funny hat?"
"Well, that's old Louie, who played half-back on the championship foot-
ball team. That was certainly a great year-we were Sophomores then."
"What were you then, Daddy ?"
"Oh, I did various things," replied Gene, for 'twas none other than
Eugene Wood, himself. "When we had entered the High School as funny,
green, little Freshies, we had to have a president, of course, for our class, so
we elected Max Moss. Jo Alice Sikorski wrote our minutes for us since she
was the secretary, and I did nothing but look wise because I was only vice
president. Our party was a sort of track meet between four colleges: Pla-
More, Do-Little, Dun-More, and Hard-Knox."
"Didn't you do nothing else but have parties and meetings Daddy ?" said
"Well, I should hope so. We worked all year on our basketball team and
I did my best to teach those boys how to play basketball, but we didn't Win
"How long did you have to be a Freshie ?"
"My Freshman year is only a slight remembrance to me, but I remember
how the second year, in spite of the fact that some of the old crowd were
gone, we wanted to elect our class officers right away. Kermit Chase and
Reuel Crews were the leaders, Jo Alice wrote so nicely that we gave her the
minute book again. Since we had grown out of the Freshie stage, we were
committed one council member, and I felt 'quite the man' to be going to the
"They couldn't run the class without you, could they Daddy?"
"Everyone who didn't get an oiiice tried to carry off intellectual honors,
or sing the "stellar role' in the operetta, play the biggest horn in the band, or
make a championship team."
The flames were growing dimmer and in them Gene saw a vision of the
Sophomore "Hi-Jinks Masquerade Party."
"So you see, son, High School was just about the best place on earth in
those days. I often think about Moore's bit of Verse:
'Oft in the stilly night
Ere Slumber's chain has bound me,
Fond memory brings the light
Of other days around me.'
Of course, lad, you don't understand it now, but some day you'll know."
-Lorraine Bolen '28.
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Floy Draper Dorothy Williams
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It was about eleven o'clock one night when my son and I made prepara-
tions to explore the Krieckhaus in hopes of finding my daughter, Burnette,
who had mysteriously disappeared many Somers before.
We started, after I had told my son of the Wells and of the one in
particular, the Boswell.
We had traveled only a short distance when my son said, "Look at
Draper, what Mader do that?" I looked at Draper, who was our dog, and re-
plied, "John-son, we are on the Wright track. Draper has a keen sense of
smell. Comeg we must not Terry."
We hurried on, but before we reached our destination we came to a Cave.
It had begun to rain, and so we cou1dn't de-Klein the Cave's shelter. We
built a fire and soon felt Dyer.
Although we felt very Savage we continued our journey. It was now mid-
night and too dark to go on without my Ford. I returned for it.
We came to the steep hill and my son said, "Willis ford carry us both up
this hill?" '
"It Wil-son," I calmly answered, because I had faith in my Ford.
We made good time and arrived at the house with everything all right,
with the exception of the Pate on my carg it was practically ruined.
Upon entering the house we heard men's voices coming from the adjoining
room. This is what we heard: "She thinks Mabry she can get free. We had
better Thatcher, Tyler, Anslinger out' the Winder into the creek. Of course
there's no hurry about itg we can do it in our Leasure time. She sure is
Liebengood. She is so fat we can scarcely Heidlerf'
We listened for no more but broke the door down, and John grabbed
Burnette while I got the Durkee and locked the kidnappers in.
When we arrived home my daughter told me how Rough the outlaws
were, with the exception of one man. My daughter said, "Will-is a good man
and did many things to-Ward freeing me, but they were in vain."
We are a happy family now, and we hope that Plaesser will forever dwell
in our household.
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The High School Council
The Mt. Vernon Township High School League has been
and organization in this school for seven years. During this
time the executive committee, the High School Council, has plan-
ned many of the outside activities, and is always ready to pro-
mote any enterprise which will benefit the League.
The council has established a better understanding between
the faculty and the student body, and in various ways has proved
its worth to the school.
The president of the council is Mr. Echols. The other mem-
bers are: two faculty advisors, the president and secretary of
each of the classes, two seniors, two juniors, and one sophomore.
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'E This years' girls' glee club is an organization of fifty-nine
voices. This is the largest club of its kind in the schools' history.
It is capably accompanied by Eleanor Richardson and very well 'I
in directed by Miss Florence Lyon.
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if Odd Fellows Lodge, and in the operetta, "Rings in the Sawdust,"
fo which was wonderfully staged by the boys' and girls' glee clubs. li:
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Boqs' Cglee Club
The boys' glee club of this year is the largest the school has
ever had, consisting of thirty-three voices. Its success is largely
due to the capable director, Miss Florence Lyon. It is well ac-
companied by Eleanor Richardson.
The club proved its worth by successful appearances at
Homecoming and the Farmers' Institute, and by its capable
work in this years' operetta, "Rings in the Sawdustf' for which
it furnished the fine male choruses and nearly all the male
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The orchestra of this year is one of the best in the history of the school.
It consists of twenty-four instruments. Helen Baker is the accompanist.
The most important function of the orchestra is to furnish music for the
public entertainments at the school. This it does in a most enjoyable and
Much of the success of the present orchestra is due to the ability of the
director, Miss Florence Lyon.
The members of the orchestra are as follows:
Director ............................................ Miss Florence Lyon
Piano .... .................. H elen Baker
Clarinets . Cyril Anslinger, Mark Farlow
Cornets . .. ..... Verne Egbert, Glen Vasel
Drums ..... Sammie Hobson, Carl Ore
E-flat Alto ...... ............... Wayland Fly
Bass ..... ......................... G aythor Rutherford
Saxaphones Bob Crosnoe, Maurice Reid, Warren Rutherford,
' Alvin Wiiuams
Violins . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Brendle, Reginald Melton
Dorothy Rhodes, Dalton Bundy, Hilda Glen,
Lawrence Grigg, Charles Leasure, Edythe Krut-
singer, Harold Quinn, Lucile Savage, Mary
Margaret Thompson, Ernest Standerfer.
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The High School Band of 1926 is an organization of which this school is
justly proud. Its somewhat small size, twenty-four pieces, is atoned for by
the excellent balance of the instruments and the talent of the players. Its
success is due in a great measure to the fine direction of Mr. J. W. Chadwick.
The band has been one of the ibest influences for enthusiasm in the
school. At the "pep" meetings and games it has done much to build up the
Mt. Vernon spirit. Band muisc is a feature of nearly all the home basket-
ball and football games.
This year, for the first time, the band has a drum major, in the very
capable person ofqJoe Rainey, who struts and turns and twirls his baton in
approved drum major style.
The personnel of the band is as follows:
Dlrector ......................................... Prof. J. W. Chadwick
Cornets .. .... Louis Green, Vern Egbert, Glen Vasel, Kenneth
Mader, Leon Rogers, Deon McIntyre
Clarinets ..... ........ C yril Anslinger, Mark Farlow, George Culli
Saxaphones .... Alvin Lacy Williams, Alfred Dale Levick, Bobbie
Crosnoe, Warren Rutherford, Glen Groves
Bass Clarinet . .. .................................. Maurice Reid
Alto .......... .............. F rederick Wlecke, Wayland Fly
Bariton .... ................................. J ohn Griggs
Trombones .... Reginald Melton, Neil Reid, Robert Brendle
Bass ....... ......................... G aythor Rutherford
Drums Carl Ore, Sammie Hobson
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The homecoming play of this year was the dramatization of, "When the
Chimes Rang" an old Christmas story with which every one was familiar.
The beautiful unselfishness of Holgar, contrasted with the greediness of W
Stein and the great reward that Holgar obtained by staying behind to care M
for the old woman, is a story which will always be a favorite. lil
The people of the cast portrayed their parts so vividly that the audience jll
was carried back to the days of peasantry and forgot that they were only M
witnessing a play. T
Among the things that contributed to the success of the play were light- all
ing effects and the beautiful music. They imparted a spirit of reverence to I
the whole production and aided in making it one of the most notable dramatic Q
achievements in the history of the school.
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The class of '27 presented as its play "The Charm School" by Alice Duer
Miller and Robert Milton. It was a pleasing comedy full of amusing situa-
tions. A young automobile salesman inherited a girl's boarding school and
attempted to conduct it according to his own ideas. Many amusing things mil
happened during his experiment and in the end he fell in love with the
president of the Senior class and by so doing he was forced to forfeit the pos-
session of the school.
Each member of the cast played his part exceptionally well and the play imp
was a success in every way.
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The Drama Club of 1925-26, under the direction of Miss Boyd and Miss
Jonah, has been one of the most successful ever conducted. The club of this
year contained 96 members 433 Juniors and 63 Seniorsj and was divided into
five groups-one meeting each day of the week. The first semester was de-
voted to the study of famous plays and actors, and during the second semester
each club-member presented a play, showing in this way what had been
learned the first semester.
One of the most interesting and useful clubs in the school is the expres-
sion club. The primary purpose of this club is, of course, to train one to be
at ease on the platform when speaking to an audience. There are twenty-
seven members in this club, and all enjoy the work and will appreciate its
value later in life.
The initial work of the club was an etiquette playlet by each member.
This was for the purpose of introducing them to public speaking and to break
the first shyness. After this they felt more capable of going on with the
regular club work.
One reading, at least, is required of each pupil. He is critized by his
audience as to posture and deliverance. The sponsor, Miss Boyd, gives talks
on the essentials of good speaking, and the pupils are taught how to stand,
breathe, and to put the proper stress in the proper place. They must learn
to use good language and to express themselves well. .
To cultivate the latter accomplishments the pupils are each to write an
original short story and an original play. They will, of course, appreciate
this work and enjoy it. It is hard, but some real talent along these lines may
be discovered. The quality of these works will be judged by the plot, des-
cription, characters and dialogue. Each member has to tell an original story,
Miss Marykate Boyd is the regular teacher of the club. She directs the
pupils in speaking, standing and other necessary elements in public speaking.
Miss Eleanor Bly is to have charge of the intensive training for the intellec-
tual meet in the spring at Carbondale. With these two capable directors the
success of the club is assured. The pupils are interested, and there is con-
siderable talent in the class. This kind of work is deservedly popular.
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The journalism club was started four years ago under the supervision of
Miss Ida Bond and Miss Eugenia Moss. Its purpose was to encourage those
wishing to display their journalistic ability and to improve the "Orange and
Black" by round-table discussion. It has grown every year until it is one of
the most popular clubs. The editor-in-chief, Merle Shoop, has charge of the
meetings, and Mr. Lloyd Dewitt is the faculty sponsor.
Each member of the club must be a subscriber to the "Orange and
Black." Every one has some club or department or some news to write up
as his regular assignment. He is to do this as ordinary work in order to get
his credit. As other works, to get credit, each member must write a feature
story, an editorial, and a game of basket-ball or some sporting event. This is to
give him experience in the diiferent kinds of newspaper writing.
The good work promises to continue with the present talent contained
in the club.
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The Debate Club
There are thirty-five students taking debate work, this is a good show-
ing for a club where the work is hard-a showing which speaks well for the
mentality and energy of the pupils of the Mt. Vernon Township High School.
In this club one learns to speak clearly and in a connected manner, he
loses his self-consciousness and is at ease before an audience. He learns
never to say anything without first being able to bring positive proof to its
Each pupil must participate in at least one debate, for which he must
collect evidence from authoritative sources. Each must take part in floor
drill, such as extemporaneous speaking, presiding at the meeting, pronun-
ciation and enunciation of words. and drills to attain good floor posture.
Furthermore, each member is made to feel his responsibility for the success
of the team, and each helps in finding and collecting material for it.
Heretofore there have been only two teams, one aflirmative and one
negative team, with three people to each side and two alternatives, who, in
case of emergency must step in and take a debater's place, oftentimes on
short notice. To eliminate this difficulty, this year there has been formed a
debating squad, an arrangement which assures two teams for each side of
the question. The second team must work along with the first in preparing
speeches, so that there will be no danger of losing a debate because of hasty
preparation by a substitute.
Miss Lollar, the coach and director of the club, speaks very highly of
this year's club. All the members have done their best from clipping to typing,
so that the coach says that the support is the best she has ever seen.
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Left to right: Vermadel Wood, Dorothy Smithpeters, Miles Beishline, Runyon Irvin,
Theresa Stephenson, Alvin Lacey Williams
Our Dc-:bale Team
Our debate team this year is all new except one member, and though
he is counted as somewhat of a veteran, he has never appeared in an inter-
school debate. The affirmative team, all new, consists of Runyon Irvin,
Dorothy Smithpeters, and Theresa Stephenson. The negative team has the
experienced member, Alvin Lacey Williams, the other two members are
Miles Beishline, and Vermadel Wood.
Theresa or "Tot" is always correct, she always has something up her
sleeve and will have the last word. Runyon is the worker of the team, he is
steady, serious, and is always hunting material for his debate. As for "Dot,"
she is sweet and persuasive, and always tries to charm her hearers.
Vermadel is convincing and quietly shrewd and is always on the lookout
for some flaw in her opponent's speech. Miles may not look it, but he is quite
savageg he tears his opponent's arguments to pieces, then throws them out
and stamps on them. Alvin would always be agreeable and calm, even if he
should forget his speech, and all the arguments for his side, although there's
little danger of his doing so.
The question, one of the biggest of the year is: "Resolved, That the
national defense should be organized under three separate departments-
army, navy, and air." Since it has been so much before the public, it is
doubly interesting as a debate question.
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, The Granqe and Black
From a small four column weekly paper, the Orange and Black has grown
to five columns of real "newsy" school news, enjoying large circulation not
only among the students but among the townspeople as well.
The staif for the years 1925-'26 is:
1 Merle Shoop ....... . Editor-in-chief
Edna Mae Thompson . . Associate Editor
Evelyn Davis . . . . Assitant Editor
Max Moss . . Assistant Editor
Kermit Chase . Assistant Editor
Runyon Irvin . . .. . Business Manager
Wayland Fly . . Assistant Business Manager
Louise Menzer . . . . Circulation Manager
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After a long period of striving, harmonious and enjoyable to all, the staff
takes a great pleasure in presenting to its friends the Vernois for the
The staff wishes to thank all students reporters and the faculty for their
loyal support and their valuable assistance at all times.
Edna Mae Thompson .............. Editor
Merle Shoop .
Dalton Bundy .
Wayland Fly .
Louise Menzer .
Gus Cook . . .
Ray Yehling .
Ina Riggs . . .
Miss Doris Denton
Mr. F. F. Stables .
. . . Associate Editor
. . Business Manager
Ass't. Business Manager
. Circulation Manager
. Circulation Manager
Football and Track Editor
. . Basket Ball Editor
. . . Art Editor
. . Art Editor
. Snapshot Editor
. Snapshot Editor
. Faculty Advisor
. Faculty Advisor
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4'g3si?Jii:lHi' 5 ' ' 1?-liaise 1926 VERNOIS asv' il., Wiser 1.
The Hi-Tri League is a new organization this year. Its purpose, as stated
in the constitution drawn up by a committee of fourteen early in the year, is
to promote character, friendship, courtesy, pleasure and success among the
girls. At the election of oiiicers November 2, excitement ran high. The
following girls were elected: President, Theresa Stephenson, Vice-president,
Helen Bakery Financial Secretary, Margaret Ruth Eplerg Secretary, Evelyn
Miss Cornelia Pierce who is actively interested in every school affair and
does every thing in her power to promote the general welfare of the school is
Dean of girls. Her untiring work with the Hi-Tri merits a great deal of praise,
and the girls realize their good fortune in having her valuable services and
There are 21 small groups of the organization. These are organized with
a chairman, financial secretary, and secretary. They meet bi-weekly and have
very interesting programs.
The members of the Hi-Tri League have accomplished a great deal this
year. Louise Wood and Edna Rice were selected as yell leaders, and a pep
club was organized during the football season. A very effective pep demon-
stration was given at the Salem-Mt. Vernon game.
At Christmas time the girls distributed dolls to children of poor families
Many of the girls observed specific training rules and were admitted to
membership in the Illinois Girls' Athletic Association.
The ladder is the emblem of the League, the five rounds representing
character, friendship, courtesy, pleeasure and success. The Hi-Tri poem is:
"Success is not reached at a single bound
But we build the ladder by which we rise
From the lawly earth to the vaulted skies,
And mount to its summit round by round."
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The Ag Club was organized in the fall of 1922, by Mr. Brock, with Harvey
McCowen acting as president. The following year Mr. Anderson came into
the school as Agriculture instructor, and relieved Mr. Brock, who was more
interested in the teaching of Chemistry.
At present, the officers are: Henry Marlow, president, Weldon Locey,
vice-president, and Earl Simmons, secretary. The club now has forty mem-
The boys have become more interested with the fine showing that has
been made, and now the club is represented at the judging contests held for
students of Vocational Agriculture. A team was entered in the Southern
Illinois Judging Contest held at Carbondale, Illinois, in the spring of 1925,
and it came out Victorious. A large banner, a silver circulating loving cup,
and several ribbons were won. The members of this team were: Henry
Marlow, Weldon Locey, and Edwin Grant. Another team of five members
was entered in the State Judging Contest at Urbana in June 1925. Although
this team did not win, it made creditable ranking.
Another reason that the club has aroused interest among the boys is the
"Father and Son" banquet held each year for the fathers of the boys enrolled
in the agrilculture department. The expense of this banquet, as well as a
part of the cost of the Urbana trip, is met by the club.
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In a beauty contest staged by the Federated Union of Gum Chewers and
Cigarette Smokers of the United States, the army of feminine pulchritude
which surrounded the city of Podunk, the scene of operations, dazed the
poor judges. However, the appearance of Miss Alberta Peaches and Miss
Ima Lemon brought the poor judges back to normal, and these two received
the radish leaves along with other prizes as tribute to their beauty. Miss
Peaches was awarded first place and received a combination kinkless hair
pin and belt buckle. Miss Lemon was given second place and received a
color sketch showing the Seven Ages of a Lip Stick.
Miss Peaches possesses that rare type of beauty which has the power to
make one think of his past sins and wonder if indeed she is the avenging
angel come to guide him to his future home. Study the truly bovine expres-
sion of the beautiful eyes. This fair daughter of Eve is addicted to the use
of Aroma of Cabbage. As a result of this habit she exudes a faint fragrance
of this delightful perfume which at once calls up memories of Joe's Quick
Miss Lemon, second prize winner is indeed a fitting companion for the
peerless Miss Peaches. Truly she is a pearl among women. Observe the
unsophisticated look in her limpid eyes. Where, oh where, Death, is thy
sting, if in death this angel might escort one to Heaven?
Notice the friendly and sympathetic look on the face of the lady of the
upper left, which shows that she too has suffered the attack of sore corns.
Examine closely the alabaster features of the little maid, first row second
from the left. Does not the welcoming smile about the perfect lips warm the
cockles of your heart?
The lady of the first row third from the left wears that haughty look
which betokens truly aristocratic blue blood and a family tree dating back to
the time of Noah and the Ark.
Who would deny that the curly locks of the lady of the upper right makes
her seem truly an angel from the land of Jove? Notice the cement brow
which gives a look of delicacy to the face.
Examine the coy expression of the face of the lassie of the second row
first from the left. Does she not indeed possess that rare type of beauty one
reads about but seldom sees in real life?
The serious straightforward, trustful look on the face of the maiden,
second row right truly makes one think of his mother and the day she'-'came
after him with pa's razor strap and fire in her eye. 'ti
The lass in the lower left indeed is a type by herself. Where else'c'an, one
find such a stout chin on such a countenance of strength and beauty.
The peppy little lass the second from the left lower, would truly make a
pal for anyone. Observe the snappy and enthusiastic expression of the eyes.
The lady of the lower left third, has that dreamy expression found only
on the face of a bovine who has feasted long on his master's garden and is
sure that retribution will miss him.
Who can resist the appeal of those come hither eyes possessed by the
girl in the lower right? She is truly a big reason why men leave home and
their mother's apron strings.
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Pagc One Hundrfd Ten
EDNA RICE LOUISE WOOD MAX MOSS J
Mt. Dc-:mon Loqaltq
Mt. Vernon High, we're loyal to you
Hold your traditions sacred and true
You'll find us ready,
Dauntless and steady
Mt. Vernon here's to you
So rise and cheer Mt. Vernon High
Send your praises afar through the sky
With purpose true
In all we do
We'll uphold and defend only you
Mt. Vernon High your name we sing
With your honor the echoes will ring
We pledge our all
For every call
To Mt. Vernon our best we bring
Vernois, Vernois go, go, go
Vernois, Vernois go, go, go
Oskee VVow! Wow!
Skinee Wow! Wow!
Mt. Vernon! Mt. Vernon! Wow!
Pagz' One Hundred Thirteen
Howard Ross, Coachf-Football and Basketball
Mr. Ross has been coach since 1922 when he came back to his old school
having graduated in the class of 1909. During his four years as head of
Orange and Black Basketball squad Mt. Vernon, has won two district tourna-
ments, and placed second in a sectional. Twice during his career as coach
Mr. Ross has taken an Orange and Black representation to the Mississippi
Valley Tournament. The tirst time winning second place and the last time
finishing as a runner up.
Up to this year Mt. Vernon had not been represented on the football field
since about iifteen years ago. Coach Ross took a squad of green men and
made a team that went through the season undefeated and won the Big Four
Boys who have worked under Mr. Ross in athletics have only the highest
praise to offer as the genial well linked coach was a favorite from the start.
This accounts for the hearty cooperation which is always shown to him. The
teams put out by Mr. Ross are worthy foes of the best and the Orange and
Black quintets always win a majority of the games.
Those who have worked under Mr. Ross will regret to leave, as anyone
appreciates a square shooting man such as he is.
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CAPT. "DUTCH" ELLIS-Quarterback.
"Dutch was the only man having any previous experience in football He proved to be
a cool steady captain and one of the best quarterbacks in Southern Illinois. He passed,
punted and ran with equal facility. Dashing, dodging, and squirming, he eluded tacklers
and skirted ends for handsome gains. More than once his punts put the Orange and Black
Line out of danger.
This was "Dutch's" last year and he will leave a place hard to till by an underclassman.
CAPT. "WHITEY" MOORE-Forward
Whitey is one of the fastest forwards ever produced at Mt Vernon and has d d
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eye for the basket. He has played on the varsity since his sophomore year and has been
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lg point man each season. Whitey this year led Mt. Vernon through one of the most
successful seasons she has ever experienced. Whitey won his silver basketball at the
Mississippi Valley tournament and was placed on the All Star Team in '24 and '25. He
also made the sectional All-Star Team in '25.
This is Whitey's last year in school and his superb record at forward and as a captain
will be hard to equal.
HAROLD MILLER-Track Captain-1926
In track work more depends on the individual than in teamwork such as is necessary
in basketball. So being the captain of a track team carries more of an honor for service to
the school on the field than anything else.
Harold Miller who was elected trac
ever since his first year in high school. During his sophomore and junior years Harold
made twenty six points, placing in the pole vault in every meet in which he was entered
and winning first place at both dual meets with Centralia and also first place at the trian-
gular meet with Benton and Herrin.
k captain for this year has been on the track squad
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1 MILLER-Tackle and End
A fierce tackler and a fast end. Nuf Sed!
Va "LOUIE" DOXSIE-End
An athlete who should make an excellent record as a member of future teams.
sw The natural end type, tall and rangy, with ability to pull down forward passes.
it He was good at tackle or end in every play.
'A Although out part of the season, Val proved himself a good player in the Centralia
"Gus" passed accurately and stopped everything that came his way.
When given a chance he showed the real iight that was prevalent among the members
I of the squad.
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"Whitey" caught passes and punts equally well and was the best broken field runner
on the team.
MARTZ-H al f back
"Ted" was a hard hitter and preformed excellently for running interference.
"WEEDY" WILLIAMS-E nd
Small, but of the lighting type, he was fast and eager.
George was a first year man and should be a valuable member of future squads.
As a substitute, he proved a capable tackle and end.
Gene's replacements in the backfield showed him to be a coming playex.
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"Newt's" bulk proved to be a dependable factor in the line.
Froggie developed into one of the best line plungers of the year.
His 170 pounds proved to be a necessary factor in boosting the line.
Earl, a wonder at his position, stopped many an opponent's well-planned plays
I "Irene" as a substitute was a good end man.
' G. SIMMONS-Tackle
He Played a steady game as tackle when given a chance.
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The Football Season
. . . 26 Carlyle . .
. 39 Salem . . .
. . . 25 Centralia . .
..... 18 Centralia ..
108 Opponents .......
The season of 1925 marked a turning point in athletics at Mt. Vernon
High School-the advent of football and the arousing of student pep that has
slumbered for some twenty-odd years. Coach Howard Ross assumed charge
of a bunch of about thirty-five fellows who had never played football before,
and undertook the tedious work of whipping into shape a winning combina-
tion. The attitude of straight-from-the-shoulder, man-to-man direct dealings
inaugurated by the coach met with instant and hearty approval from the team
and student body.
If one bases conclusions on actual recorded scores the season was a
crushing march to victory. Four games won, three of them shutouts, and
not a game lost is the record of Mt. Vernon Township High.
The Orange and Black warriors won every game, and a fighting spirit
was developed which bids fair to accomplish equal things in 1926.
When Mt. Vernon journeyed to Carlyle they defeated that school 26-0.
Throgmorton made two touchdowns, Wood and Jones one apiece. Ellis
kicked two try-for-point goals for two points.
Centralia was the next victim. Mt. Vernon on Armistice day defeated
her 25-13. Doxsie made two touchdowns, and Moore two. A pass from Ellis
to Moore netted Mt. Vernon an additional point.
Salem was defeated 39-0 on November 14. Although the field was muddy,
Mt. Vernon's backfleld and ends got away for good gains. Touchdowns were
made by Throgmorton QU, Moore QU, Ellis Q4j. Ellis made 3 points to try-
for-point goals after touchdowns.
Centralia came down on Thanksgiving to get revenge, but went home
with the small end of an 18-0 score. Ellis, Moore, and Boster made touch-
downs in this game. The last touchdown was made after Miller had blocked a
punt behind the Centralia goal line. The field was a sea of mud, and the
players were covered with it. Fast going was impossible, and super football
had to be played by the team to win. Some 2500 people stood in mud over
their shoes and watched perhaps the hardest fought football game they had
ever seen. Comments from both sides were unanimous in two respects: Mt.
Vernon outplayed her old rival, Centralia, and closed the season without a
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GLEN "FROGGIE" THROGMORTON-Guard
I Froggie plays at guard on the iirst string combination and is considered a good man.
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-If He is fast and full of iight. Not many baskets are scored from his territory. Foggle also
'I' leaves this year.
, THURSTON "IRENE" KERN-Forward
I "Irene" is going strong and still has another year in school. His uncanny shooting
I. ability makes him one of the most valuable players on the squad.
Ei NOEL "WHITEY" MOORE-Forward
VI Whitey is captain of the team this year. He is idolized by all basket ball fans and
III is considered the first among the fastest players and best shots in the state. He has been
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high point man for the last two years.
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Louie is only a sophomore this year but does creditable work at center when given a
chance. He is entitled to a place on next year's team and no doubt will prove to be a
ROY ALLEN "PUG" JONES-Center
Pug is long and lean and when he is filling the center position on the Orange and Black
combination the opposing pivot man hasn't much chance. This is Pug's last year, and
his place will be hard to fill.
EUGENE "CHUBBY" WOOD-Guard and Forward
Gene plays the same positions that his brother did-guard and forward. It is his
first year on the squad and he will be back to fight 'em again next year.
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BUREN f-DUTCH" ELLIS-Guard 141'
Dutch is a fine example of the advantage of football experience to a basket-ball player.
He works at guard and proves to be a rare stumbling block to opposition. Graduation
will remove Dutch from next year's squad.
WI NEIL "W'EEDY" VNTILLIAMS-Forward
Weedie, although on the squad, hasn't had much of a chance to display his wares to
W the public. He is a little light but fast as lightning. and he has a good eye for the basket.
Graduation also claims him. E
HAROLD MILLER-Forward 15,
An extremely versatile player, he is capable of playing both forward and guard position. jx-
lu Harold graduates this year. His place on the squad will have to be filled by a capable man.
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Basketball f- 1926
Mt. Vernon beat DuQuoin in first game of the season by a score of 14-10.
The next team to meet its Waterloo was Salem, 29-10. The Benton game at
Benton was lost in a very exciting and close contest, the score being 16-14.
Mt. Vernon next beat Opdyke, 17-11. After leading Marion, 12-2 at the end
of the first half, Mt. Vernon lost in the five minute overtime period, 20-18.
The Homecoming game this year was lost to West Frankfort, 10-8. The
Shelbyville game was a walk-away for our boys, the score being 33-11. Next,
Mt. Vernon more than evened the score with Benton by beating her 33-4.
Then came the Centralia game which was a great battle, Mt. Vernon was
victor, 21-18. The score was also evened by beating the strong Marion five,
22-8, on the home floor. The DuQuoin game there was won easier than was
expected, 27-16. Mt. Vernon was avenged by beating West Frankfort 27-18
on their home floor. The fast Kinmundy five was the next to fall before Mt.
Vernon's team, 19-15. The Centralia five fought their best but proved that
they were no match for the Orange and Black speedsters. The Urbana team
was destined to be swept on its feet by Mt. Vernon, 33-25. Shelbyville was
forced to take the small end of the score again, at the rate of 31-15. Opdyke
fought bravely but she also fell before the Orange and Black Cyclone, 29-11.
After a bad start, Mt. Vernon beat Salem 30-13 in her last schedule of the
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Class Basketball has been played in Mt. Vernon High School for the
last six or eight years. Although many boys like to play basketball, if they
do not make the squad it used to be impossible for them to participate in that
branch of athletics. But under the present arrangement the individual classes
have ample time for practice and give exhibition games each Friday night
before the regular squad games. If in the course of the year, the basketball
coach desires to have new material for his squad, the best can be suggested by
the class coaches who are usually first string men.
Mt. Vernon is always in the final games as far as basketball is concerned
probably because of the fact that so many take an interest in basketball, both
class and varsity. A classman always has the chance of taking a place on
the first squad because of the illness of one of the membersg so keeping in
condition by playing on the class teams is a great advantage to boys interested
in the sport.
The juniors have the best record this year, having suffered only one de-
feat and having won four games. Loren Highsmith is the junior coach and
Emmit Wilson is the captain. Sophomores are second, winning three games
and losing only one. Gene Wood is their coach and Bobby Crosnoe captain.
The stately seniors lost two games and won three. Glen Throgmorton is the
senior coach and Ernest Standerfer is captain. The freshmen, not used to
having such a big place to play in, could not get enough points to beat any
of the other classes, although they had a good little team. Lester Ford is
their coach and "Chuck" Winder captain.
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Track as well as football had been discontinued at Mt. Vernon since
about 1915 until in 1923 when entries were sent to three meets without
achieving any notable results. The track team, led by John Payne, in 1924-
1925 won several points in the distance runs and in the pole vault. This
year Mt. Vernon is fortunate in having in school two top-notch pole vaulters
who should split first and second honors at every meet. They are Capt.
Harold Miller and Loren Highsmith.
The first event to take place this year will be the annual road race be-
tween Centralia and Mt. Vernon. Following this there will be a triangular
meet with Marion and West Frankfort on April 24. The dual meet with Cen-
tralia will be held there. Another triangular meet has been arranged with two
southern schools before the big sectional meet which will be held for the
purpose of selecting those who go to the state meet.
Under this year's program Mt. Vernon should win honors as she has done
in football and basketball. Mr. Skinner is coach again this year, and since he
is familiar with most of the men he has to work with he should turn out one
of the most successful track teams that the Orange and Black was ever
represented by on the field.
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j Beacon Llqhts in the hlstorq of the Mt. Demon ttf
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Township Hiqh School 1925-1926
fwifh apologies to John Lordj
Sept. 1-2 About six hundred students with well-sharpened pencils and fifty cents in
exact change reluctantly wended their way toward the edifice standing on the corner of il
in Casey and Seventh.
Sept. 3-14 Were dismissed every afternoon because of the extreme heat. Josephine U
is was heard to say: "It must be about 2120 in the study hall!" ,'
Sept. 23 Were off again-this time for the fair. Some senior girls rode everything in X55
gag sight. it-f
Sept. 30 The Orange and Black, bigger and better than ever, made its initial lx
yi appearance. Q'
git 'Oct. 16 Freshman held a party from 4 to 6 so that Mamma's little "darlings" could
be home before dark.
L7 Oct. 20 Football team held a public practice game. Overheard a Freshie ask, "What
makes 'em all fall down when the whistle blows?" .ll
"lf Oct. 23 Sophs held a High-Jinks party in the gym. ll
,N Oct. 31 Defeated Carlyle in the first football game since 1909. fi'
Nov. 11 Appropriately celebrated Armistice Day by defeating Centralia on their own 'Qt
field. Wild excitement prevailed when Mt. Vernon paraded their streets. To the victors 1
belong the spoils! L
Nov. 12 Mr. Echols announced that the principal of the Mt. Vernon Township High- V !
. School acted like a dern fool at Centralia. "He wasn't the only one," replied enthusiastic -
it Nov. 14 Defeated Salem. Three cheers and a rousing tiger!
yt. Nov. 19 All got out of school while our dear teachers went to Urbana to teachers' 'J'
, meeting. if
i"' Nov. 23 Wonderful pep meeting for the Centralia game made memorable by Joe's '
new drum major outfit and the snake dance. ,
M Nov. 26 Turkey Day. "Water, water everywhere-" even the bleachers sunk. Won .
ju the Big 4 championship by engulfing Centralia in a sea of mud.
ft Nov. 27 We can play basket ball, too! Started the season by defeating Duquoin.
tl Nov. 30 Big parade with downtown speaking. Feels great to be in a champion school!
lf Dec. 11 We succumbed to Benton on their floor. Alas! f
1 Dec. 14 Despite quaking knees and quavering voices, twenty-five youthful Ciceros !
mounted the platform in Debate tryouts.
Dec. 15 The students returned to childhood days at the Kid party given by the Hi-Tri
League. Menu: All day suckers.
- Dec. 18 Got beat again-by Marion this time. .
Dec. 22 Santa Claus visited the Seniors and brought their much longed for class rings. .
" Dec. 23 Homecoming. A beautiful play "Why the Chimes Rang" was given. Mt.
Vernon was defeated by West Frankfort by two points.
Jan. 1 Beat Benton 33-4. Vengeance is ours! 1
Jan. 4 Everyone reappeared. Fountain pens found in students' Christmas stockings
much in evidence.
Jan. 8 Half the population of Mt. Vernon went to Centralia to see us conquer again.
m Of course we did.
pta Jan. 13-15 Gloom! Semesters! Everyone's suspicions of his scholastic shortcomings
: , were confirmed. ijt!
li! Jan. 15 Every dog has his day. Conquered Marion! gi!
! Jan. 19-20 The Coffer-Miller Players gave two amusing and interesting plays.
W Jan. 22 Revenge is sweet! Defeated West Frankfort on their Hoor, settling all our old .X
41. scores. y, '
Jan. 29 The Junior class surprised everyone by covering themselves with glory in if!
their presentation of "The Charm School." 'tu
:J Feb. 3 Beat Centralia again. Seemed as if all of Mt. Vernon and Centralia were
attempting to enter the gym at once. ' it
M And, fto quote dear Miss Curtisl "Verily the half has not been told unto you," for
there are good things to come long after this calendar is completed and handed in.
Eleanor Richardsonf f27.
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What, what, rain drops!
Where, where it's never
-li Who, who, Waterloo!
31, Water 111y.
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All It a1n't gonna ram no more, no more,
It ain't gonna rain no moreg
But how the dickers can we wear our
If it ain't gonna rain no more?
' Anita Shoop, our chubby member,
Wears her "slick" without a whimper.
. Another one is Frances Dewey,
We like her name, it sounds so misty.
v A loyal rain-wrap is Miss Reece
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Rain, rain, come ahead,
You will find us all prepared
Water blue, cloudy grey
in our slickers,
up with stickers.
If we didn't have rain, we'd all perish.
An umbrella is our fetish
Our ideal weather is somewhat wettish.
Away we prance, clad
And they're all pasted
Rain we love, rain we
Pardon us-Virginia-if you please.
Both Hilda Glenn and Louise Jolmson,
Are happy when the rain just pours down.
She likes the rain, does Mildred Heidler,
She looks so cute garbed in her slicker.
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Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Setzekorn T
rf' Drs. Hamilton and Hamilton H'
UE Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thompson "
Dr. and Mrs. George Herbert
Dr. and Mrs. W. N. McAtee H
Dr. A. W. Modert H
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Frank Allen 1.
' Drs. Hall and Hall ,Q
Dr. and Mrs. M. M. Lumbattis
W Dr. Todd Ward W
Dr. and Mrs.zR. c. Richardson W
fix Mr. and Mrs. Jack Casey
Ei Mr. and Mrs. Keith Strattan
.V Mr. V. M. Hay
ir Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Sever
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I I As I was saying ..... ................ M iss VVood I
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I Now in this poem ....... .................. M iss Jonah
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Q. I Aw: Boloneyl. .............. .... H elen Turner, Gladys Wood I
III I Were you chewing gum? .... ................. A ll Teachers ,
. Say, loan me two bits ......... ................ B ob Harvey I
I Has anyone seen Dorothy? .... ............. T hurston Kern I
II I I think you're just awful ......... ................. L ouise Wood g
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I know would never get any exercise. ' "
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1 i The best board of education in the world is a shingle. .il
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Ll, if Miss Meyer: "For what is Switzerland famous ?" l 'Q
. L Gus Cook: "Swiss cheese." E
Il i Miss Meyer: "Oh, something grander, more impressive!" l i
il Gus Cook: "Limburger." l
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,gl l Freshie: "Hello! hey, I say, hello!" T
lll: i Dignified Senior Girl: "I don't know you, and if you persist in annoying me I'll H
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Q, I Freshie: "Oh, no, you won't." '
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- T Freshie: "Because my mother always told me that what I didn't know wouldn't l
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I I I Harold M.: "Right where you see it now." -I
I 5 I as as an nf an as It an '
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it I In an as if an 1 as in i
III I "When the eyes are shut the hearing becomes more acute," says a medical I
5"1 ' th 'r .
I au Wkyhave noticed Cliff Warren and a few other students trying this theory out I
Tl I during school hours. '
III I an an as an an an 1 as
I Helen Baker: "And what do you intend to be when you graduate ?"
I Bill Hill: "An old man." I
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'l-If I Wayland: "How's Mr. Brock feeling after the explosion which resulted in such I
I an important discovery ?"' i H I
iw I Emmlt W.. Oh, he s all blown up about It. :
i as as 4+ as 1 If as an I
ill ' George Ward: "I buy a new tie every time I ride on the train." I
I Louie Doxsie: "Sort of a railroad tie, eh P" I
in I as as ar- an as as as an I
I A timid little rfeshie to the Joke box did some '
I Dropped in his penny, and waited for his gum.
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Ir H A young lady goes upstairs at 7:30 to dress for the evening. She is 19 years old I
' ll and weighs 102 lbs. State the 'wait of the young gentleman downstairs.
u at at if 4 at an 1 In
E Miss Curry: "Now Russell, give me a sentence and we'll change it into the
ze imperative form." I'
I H Russell: 'IThe horse draws the wagon." H
I Miss Curry: "Now put it in the imperative form."
I" ll Russell: ."Gee upf' :1
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f 'I Inquisitive Henry: "Uncle, does papa like to watch you play football?"
I Rich Uncle: "What an idea! Why, I don't play football." I
g Inquisitive Henry: "Well, I heard papa say that whenever you kicked olf he'd I
B I quit working." IT
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I New Clerk: "I don't like this job. The last place I worked I could take
things easy." II
if' Office Boy: "Then it must be tough on you here: we keep all the valuables '
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1 Max Moss: "Did you know that the human body contains 4-OZ, of waterand that I l
the amount of sulphur varies P" V'
J John Grigg: "Oh, is that why some girls make better matches than others P" , .
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U Evelyn Davis: "What business is your father in ?" ,'
'4 Lester Ford: "He's a barber and a carpenter."
l Evelyn Davis: ffwhy both?" V QI,
M Lester Ford: "Why, he does shingling." " l
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u Plebe: "With my feet, sir ?"
1 Qllicer: "Have you ever seen anything mark time with its hands ?" H Qi 1
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Reporter: "And in what state were you born, sir?" '
Mr. Anderson: "Unless my recollection fails me, in the state of ignorance." ll!
Reporter: "Yes, to be sure, and how long have you lived there ?" 3,
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i CONRAD SCHUL, Vice-President C. F. PURCELL, Asst. Cashier
W. B. PHILLIPS, Vice-President XVILLIANI H. GREEN, Attorney
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I Capital S125,000,000 Surplus 560,000
1 MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS
i Twenty Years of
SAFE TY---SE RVICE-SATISFACTION
5 OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS
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' that he make as good appearance as the occasion demands.
I It's a pretty important event for him and he wants to look I
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I We have clothes especially made for the young men. They I 3
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,Q I Wainwright Davis: "I am indebted to you for all I know of Physics," I ij
' I Mr. Scott Iabsent-mindedlyjz "Pray, don't mention such a trifle." I
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5 I Mr. Brock fmay his tribe increasej I '
,F ,I Wrote out the names of those who passed in peace I
I The great ordeal of chemistry . li
I And what he writ there no man knew hut he I I
, . Nor would until the list were told. : ',
1 I Exceeding youth made me very bold I
'I 5 And to Mr. Brock, as he writ, I said, I
' I A "WhoselnameI are there?" And then he shook his head I I
nd with a ook o scorn and high disdain - P
-H I Replied, "Leave off thy talk, thy questions give me pain." I i
P' - "And is mine one ?" "Nay, not so," ' if-
' I Replied Mr. Brock. No boys are there you know. I
' ' But hear the list and you'll know then I 1
I I am not one who loves his fellow-men. I
5 I Iln grief I vafiished. The next day I
' he principa was heard to say I 4
ll I The names of those whose grades Mr. Brock had blessed I 5:
I And lol the ladies names led all the rest. I I
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llr I Ruth Berridge: "And are mine the only lips you have ever kissed ?" I K!
I Gene Wood: "Yes, and yours are the sweetest of them all." I
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T NoRTH sioii SQUARE
As your teachers have been your advisors in your school
work, may you make of your Bank your
E advisors in your Hnancial Work
LET US GET BETTER ACQUAINTED
HAM NATIONAL BANK
i Serving faithfully sinfe 1869
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I An old colored gentleman was burning grass when a wise guy stopped and said,
l "You're crazy to burn that grass, Uncle Ebg it will make the meadow as black as you ' '
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' and be as green as you is." is ,
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4' John: "So Miss jaunita is your oldest sister? Who comes after her?" '
' Louie: "Nobody ain't come yetg but Pa says that the Hrst fellow that comes can L
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l Captain: "Man the boats, or there will be a widow in every port."
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E N. K. Bond Jerome Mannen I
,II I Sam Casey A. C. Millspaugh i "'
i L. L. Emmerson C. E. McAtee T 'lag
- G. Gale Gilbert j. H. Rackaway :
! W. C. Arthurs Kirby Smith L fi
. Albert Allen F. P. Watson I "
H I Rufus Grant A. C. Johnson I
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HARDWA RE - PLUMBING
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HIII K.: "Uh, it's aII right when I put on my muIfIc-r." E
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The fisherman: "1'II drop you a Iinc-." I
The we-amsrren: "Darn it." -
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mys who teII Hes?" I
,Iirnrn-V: "Yea, mum. They ride for haIf fare." I
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When it's Winter Outside,
It Should be Summer Within
Eventually you will be considering the more
serious problems of life--among them, "Home-
buildingu and all of its various activities.
Rememher that when it's winter outside,
it should he summer within. VERNOIS Fur-
naces are "making summer" within in many
thousands of homes throughout the United States
and will do so in your home when that is a
flfzule in rllt. l'ernon, Illinois
Mt. Vernon Furnace
86 Manufacturing Co.
hir. VERNON, ILLINOIS
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1 DIXCEL FlLLlNG STATIONS
l DEXVITT BROTHERS, Proprietors
g l0'rH AND JORDAN 10'rH AND LAMAR 17TH AND BROADWAY
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Retail Cakes and Pastries
L mos WEST MAlN STREET PHONE 728
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I 121 SIIUTH TENTH STREET PHONE 349-R E
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. l Eleanor: "My beau is awful careless. Last time he came to my house he left
:Lx I his rubbers. He'd leave his head if it were loose." H W
il T Merle S.: "Yes, I know. I heard him say he'd have to go to Denver for his ,
' lungs' aummmaufm I
Qi I Ted Martz: "I wonder how long I could live without brains ?"
Fl I "Time will tell." as
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Tr : Beulah A.: "You're right-I stuck to it five hours before I could move it." I '
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I - Evelyn: "Yes, I hit 70 yesterday." l
I Nelle: 'ford you kill any of memw' i y
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ALLEN B. COMPTON, Managfr
School Books School Supplies
L Stationery Party Goods
Sporting Goods Kodalcs
Expert Kodak Finishing
NORTH SIDE SQUARE
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Begin Now to Save for a Home g
Subscribe for stock in our company now, I ,E
and when it comes time to build or buy your 'E
home, you will have the necessary start. i
Particulars free on Rfqufsi I l
OHice with Webb and Harriss GEORGE N. WEBB, Sec'y., 'll
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With Best Wishes
Howard 52 Casey Co.
Coffee Roasters Flour Millers T
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1, volume of business of all cars shown at the New York 11
95 1 Automobile Show. 1 13
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In the year 1925, Chevrolet Motor Company built and sold T
lil I more automobiles having three speed transmissions than have H H
1 ever been built and sold before. 1
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3 1 Our Sixteenth Year in the Automobile Business H S
1 111-113 NORTH TENTH STREET 1
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F 1 i I MT. VERNON HARDWARE CO. 11
1 SOUTH SIDE SQUARE 1
fi Phone 24 ,L
1 The Ufirzchester Store 1 111
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i Gaylord Rutherford: "Great Scott, Fly, can you tell me who wrote 'Ivanhoe'?" I X
fi Wayland Fly: "I'll tell you if you tell me who the dickens wrote the 'Tale of I
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I ' Whitey Moore: "I've been trying all day to get something for my girl!!
Wainwright Davis: "Had any offers ?" I
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hu i Definition of a collegiate tie: A zebra walking through an aurora borealis down 'I Wm
I' I where the West begins.
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I Helen Baker: "Yeah, it's extinct now, there is no moa." F
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A Familiar Scene
This is the Mt. Vernon plant of the lnternational Shoe Company-
it is one of the forty-three big factories owned and operated by the
world's largest and most progressive shoe manufacturing organization.
The Balt. Vernon plant, like all the other units of the great Inter-
national, has had a constant and steady growth. Between 650 and
700 loyal workers are producing 5,000 pairs of solid leather shoes each
day in Mt. Vernon. The pay roll is approximately SEI-H000 weekly.
VVe are grateful for the fine public spirit and enthusiastic co-operation
of the people of Mt. Vernon and vicinity and always try to give
them in return the best we have.
International Shoes are sold at the best stores under the "Star Brandf,
"Diamond Brand" and Friedman-Shelby Shoe Co. trademarks.
VVear these brands and learn real shoe economy.
International Shoe C .
Ilfrzdqlmrlerx in SI. Louis
43 FACTORIES 14 TANNERIES
1 RUBBER HEEL PLANT
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: ' of the people of Mt. Ver, macaroni on your! plate, explains ed to make us think better of I
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I : -1 dust-he comes into the world, I
Ig' I Mt. Vernon Lumber The fact that the sale OI wiggleshpaiound a him and then
III I Company BRIXMENT is increasing every some C lc en gets lm' I
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IIIII I Fl0Yd Sflbln ----- Ediwl' MENT is the cement for ma- How about your cellar? :
III 5 Alb. H. Wheeler . . Gen. Mgr. sonry. Wouldn't it pay to put in strong, I ,
:III I -1' safe, permanent concrete BOOT? I I
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III : That's nothmg, a fellow re- greatest treasures In It are here. And you get the same I I
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EAT ICE CREAM
VVhether you're young or old, hale or hearty, or just recuper-
ating, a dish of STARR,S ICE CREAM will help to keep you Ht.
Some folks like it rich and sweet, some like it tart-whatever
your taste may be, there's a Havor to satisfy you. Bulk Ice
Cream or novelties, each one will bring to you all the purity
and wholesomeness that makes STARR,S ICE CREAM a real
health food-it's a tonic that's good for everyone, all of the
time. EAT A DISH EVERY DAY.
Bros. Creamery Co.
PHONE 202 BROADWAY AND TWELFTH
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