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l. Ralph Scott-President Senior Class 'l8g Class Play: Glee Club.
2. Lester Cox-Vice-President Senior Class '18' Vice-President Freshman Class 'l5' Vice-Presi
dent Homeric Society '17g B. B. '17, 'l8g Orchestragilunior Boys Champion B. B. '17, Y .
3. Neta Neff-Treasurer Senior Class '18g D. F. F. Sccielyg Class Play.
4. Ruth Milchem-Secretary Senior Class 'l8g D. F. F. Socielyg Operella, Claes Playg Honor Roll
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Christine Caldwell D. F. F. Soc'ety.
Charles Snmuel -Cnptnin Junior '173 Senior 'l8: Base Ball Teams.
Jessie Harris-D. F. F. Society: Winner Gold Medal Contest 'l8g Class Playg Honor Roll.
Roy Cox Honor Roll.
Olga Howell-D. F. F. Societyg Honor Roll.
Jacob Summers-Gold Medal Contest 'l7g Class Play: B. B. 'l8g Junior Boys Champions '17
Zillah Reser-D. F. F. Society: Editor-in-chief Comet 'l8g Valedictorian
Eldon Harbur-Homeric Societ g Operetta
Gertrude Williams-Secretary junior Class '17g D. F. F. Society: Class Play: Honor Roll
Harold Bailey-Homeric Society: Circulating Manager Comet '183 Operetta
Brooks Nowell-Vice-President Junior Class '173 D. F. F. Society
George Reed-Wit and Humor Reporter Comet '18g Class Play: Glee Club
Celeste Roberta-D. F. F. Society: Clans Playg D. F. F. Reporter Comet '18
I. Mlldred Kizer-D. F. F. Society
2. Curl Reed-Secretary Homeric Society '18g Winner Gold Medal Contest '173 Operetta: Class Play
3. John Logan
4. Myrtle Branaman-Secretary Freshman Class '15: D. F. F. Societyg Class Play: Honor Roll
5. Roger Williams-Glee Club: Class Play
g. Dewey Palmere-President Homeric Society '18g Debate '17, 'l8g Glee Club: Honor Roll
. Margaret Levens-D. F. F. Society: Class Play: 'Literary Reporter Comet 'l8g Operetta: B. B. '17
18: Senior Champion B. B. '18, Honor Roll
. Cleo Conine-D. F. F. Society.
. Arla Gayl Poland-D. F. F. Society: Operetta.
. Anna Frederick-D. F. F. Societyg Orchestra.
. Ida BunkereD. F. F. Society: Operetta.
. lda Hanover-D. F. F. Society.
. Cecil Knoderer-Class Poet.
7. King Turnbull-Pres'dent Sophomore Class 'l6g Senior Class Reporter Comet '137 B -8- '17
or Boys Champion B. B. 'l7.
1. Ruth Ebling--D. F. F. Society: Class Play.
2. Raymond Oshurn-President Junior Class 'l7g Gold Medal Contest 'l8g Debate Team 'l8g
Class Pla : Associate Editor Ccmet 'l8g Homeric Society, Junior Champion B. B. 'l7.
3. Florence Cessna-D. F. F. Society: Operetta.
4. George Braham-Homeric Society.
5. Katherine Sears-Class Treas. '16, 'l7g D. F. F. Society: Class Play: Senior Champion B. B.
6. Linford Jones.
7. Mec-Ryan Moss-D. F. F. Reporter Comet '17g D. F. F. President '183 Class Playg Senior
Champion. B. B. '18g Gold Medal Contest 'l8.
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Bertha Pentecostwll. F. F. Society
Cnton Pannell-V Treasurer Homeric Society 'l8g Operettag Class Play
Nellie Dickson B. B. 'l5, '16, 'l7, 'l83 D. lf. F, Society: Senior Champion B. B: '18
Frank Prosser-Class Play: B. B. 'l8, Junior Boys Champion B. B. '17
Violet Milligan- D. F. F. Society
George Schuman-Homeric Society: Orchestra: Music Reporter Comet 'l8: Class Play
1. Katherine Harkina-D. F. F. Society.
2. Winford Marquis-Homeric Society: Class Play.
3. Corinthia Gilbert-Secretary Sophomore Class 'l6g Class Play: Vice-President D. F. F. So-
ciety 'l8: Honor Rollg Senior Champion B. B, 'l8.
4. Edgar Crigler-Vice-President Homeric Society 'l8g Gold Medal Contest '18, Debate Team
'173 CircuIatiniManager Comet '17: Operettag Class Play.
S. Mary mery-D. F. F. Society: Honor Roll.
6. Charlie Butterfield.
7. Bet! Atherton-Treasurer D. F. F. Society '16p .B. B. '16, '17, 'I8: Athletic Reporter Comet
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3. Ncltic Wyntt -D. F. F. Society
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SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
In the fall of 1914 the halls ofthe Nevada High School were running over with
giggling girls in short dresses and boys who seemed to be all hands and feet. This was the
beginning of our, the illustrious class of '18. There were about one hundred of us then,
but it seems that only an honored few are destined to leave the N. H. S. in 1918.
As Freshmen it took us a few weeks to become accustomed to the teasing ofthe
students of the higher classes, but we soon began to enjoy ourselves so much that we didn't
notice it. During the year we had several parties and picnics at which everyone enjoyed
themslves. This being our first year, we entered rather mildly into the athletics, but we
were confident that in later years our skill in them would be shown.
The next year as Sophomores we began to show up in our true light not only in our
classes but in the different branches of athletics and other school activities. We found that
not everything in school was pleasant and that we had many hardships such as Geometry
and Modern History to master before we could enter the realm which the Juniors think
When we came together in September of our third year we found that our class had
diminished in number but not in strength for again we entered with zest into all the activi-
ties of the High School. In athletics the Juniors gave their best, winning the loving cup in
the inter class games. Our dream as Freshmen had now been realized. In literary activi-
ties again the Juniors scored, the debating team Crigler and Palmer, both being Juniors,
and in the Oratorical Contest the gold medal was won by Carl Reed a Junior.
It was not only in literary and athletic lines that the class excelled for in the social
side of school life we took an active part. In the fall a hayride opened the season ofsocial
activities. This was followed by a Hallowe'en party at the home of Corinthia Gilbert,
where all were entertained with sincere hospitality. To top it all we entertained the Senior
Class by giving them a banquet in the High School which far surpassed any former enter-
In September of 1917 this most industrious body of students who had already spent
three years in the Nevada High School earnestly endeavoring to master the most difficult
of subjects, now came together for the last year of work. The Senior Class has been es-
pecially honored this year by Jessie Harris and Fred Norris winning the Gold Medal in
the Oratorical Contest. The Debating Team too, is composed of two Seniors, Raymond
Osburn and Dewey Palmer. Also the good times have not been lacking and we have en-
joyed several hayrides and parties.
Nettie Wyatt, a Senior girl successfully passed the Civil Service examination and is
now in Washington, in the service of her country. Lester Cox, also a Senior left April 14,
to enter the Naval 'Training School at Great Lakes Michigan.
Now after the four years work in the High School has been completed, we will go
out taking with us memories which will linger with us all through life. In addition we will
take with us those qualities which will fit us for the great school of Life as well as reflect
credit on the Nevada High School.
KING W. TURNBULL, '18,
28 THE COMET
THE LAST ROLL CALL
Listen fellow students and you shall hear
The last roll call of the class of this year.
Needn't answer to your names as they are call'
For I know you're here, everyone and all.
There is Ralph our President, always true,
Cox, Vice President, and basket-ball too,
Ruth, our Secretary, jots our diary straight,
Neta, Treasurer, keeps our cash lirst rate.
There's George and Carl Reed, two brothers you see,
And Jacob Summers helps make up the three.
Dewey and Raymond, our debating team,
They could convince you on any old theme.
There's MecRyan, Celeste aud Jessie, all three
Keeps the world on a smile, so I belie'
There is Corinthia and Margaret, both
Makes our class what it is and l'll take oath.
There's Edgar, who is a broad minded youth,
And Eldon Harbur or Washington Booth.
Now comes, that Jones, this Jones, that Jones all
Put them to-gether, they're Linford to me.
Then I say Katherine, Miss Sears if you please,
Then Katherine, again, Miss Harkins should sneeze,
So if she be here, Miss Ebling should rise,
If this be not true, l,d be much surpris'.
There's Lewis the short hand boy of the age,
Could write many-a word on a single page.
Then comes King, who's far ahead of his time.
Braham invented, "the sundae for a dime."
There's Ida and Myrtle and lda 'gain
All, true and loyal to their class have been.
Arla Guyl with her sweet little voice,
Could reach high, "X" if it be your choice.
Now, allow me a moment, if you please,
To collect my thoughts, so my work will ease.
I believe that l'm just 'bout half way thro'
So there is much yet, that I have to do.
There is George, who gives us out music swell,
And lest I forget, there's Caton Panell.
O yes and there's Charles, who's the base-ball boy,
And I'll end this stanza, with student Roy.
We have a Violet that blooms in our class,
And Brooks who refresh our dim dusky pas',
Both lend their hands to the coming of May.
This is nature, that can never decay.
There's Fred, they say he's an orator true,
Also that he has a ribbon of blue.
Then comes Harold the business boy of the time,
Who cleared a dollar by investing a dime.
l'll start this stanza with Christine Cadwell,
And follow her up with Olga Howell,
Betty and Nellie, two basket ball stars,
They'd win the game, if it were against Mars.
There's Roger, who would be a senator,
And John says, he's to become a doctor.
Then comes Winford, we shall never forget
Frank, and how he did his basket ball bit,
Tnere's Florence a new member of our class,
She was welcomed without even a pass.
Yes, Bertha, Thelma and Anna, all three
Make a triple joy, where ever they be.
There's Charley, who knows, three words in a row,
And these three words are always, "I don't know".
Then Wood, I don't know what to write about him,
Maybe my mind is beginning to dim.
There's Zillah and Gertrude, two more of us,
Two fine examples of mental genius.
Cleo and Mildred, I should not omit,
For it w6uld be a crime, to such, commit.
And we shall always keep fresh in our minds,
The names of those left on the trail behind.
We would very much, they were here these hours
To share the joys with this great class of ours.
And I myself am more than glad to say
That l'm a member of this bright array.
Now I believe, l've completed my task,
Such is the "Eighteen", what more would you ask?
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JUNIOR CLASS REPORT
The question agitating the minds of the public today is,-"Of all classes in the Ne-
vada High School, which is the superior class?" To a casual observer, or one not ac-
quainted with lhe facts, it would be a difficult question to settle. Always wishing to be on
the side of truth, even in a debate, 1 chose the affirmative side in this-the question-
Resolved: That the Junior class is superior to all other classes in the Nevada High
School. To a Junior a debate is superfluous, as we have only to present the afiirmative,
for ther most critical judges must award us the decision.
The three qualitites which are necessary for the success of any class are-first, ambi-
tion, second, perservance, and third, honor and integrity.
The class, whose members three years ago were only Freshmen, had an abundant
supply of ambition, and coupled with enthusiasm, it was proof against all the obstacles and
discouragements. with which Freshmen must always combat. The ambition of our class
was to establish a precedent, by placing one of our number on the first basket-ball team of
the School. This was an honor much coveted, but seldom achieved.
In the next year of our High School career, we deported ourselves as became
Sophomores, showing the customary disdain toward the Freshmen and only the ordinary
deference and awe when in the presence of our elders-the Juniors and Seniors. Our
success as Sophmores proves the fact of our perservance against all obstacles. Enter-
ing into all activities with great zeal, we were rewarded when one of our members won in
the annual Gold Medal Contest for oratory. lt would take too long to enumerate our
many victories as Sophomores, for even they are surpassed by our record as Juniors.
It was for the Junior Teachers Training class not only to make the highest grades
in our own school, but to make the highest average of any class in the state. But it is not a
characteristic of the Juniors to enter only one phase of school activities. Equal interesthas
been shown in basket-ball. It was from the Junior class that the High School chose the
captain for the boys' team, and the Junior girls contributed three members to the girls' first
team of the school. With all these activities, the Red Cross was not forgotten, the Juniors
giving their share to the school fund. In all these points the honor and integrity of the
Juniors, as a class, is evident.
Now, looking across from the dizzy heights which we have attained, we find our-
selves still aspiring to higher honors than have ever been conferred on any class, as Seniors:
and if 'tis true that history repeats itself, from the record made in the first three years, we
have no fear but that our every ambition and aspiration will be realized.
TH ELMA CRIGLER, '19,
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HERE'S TO THE JUNIORS
Oh, the Junior Class has come out from the rest
Through all the High School, their grades they are
And save their great brains, they weapons had none-
They came up from the Freshies, and came all alone
So faithful as students, on ignorance to war-
There ne'er was a class like the young Junior.
They stayed not for task, nor sought to alone
For the mistakes of pastJuniors-and mistakes there
But long e'er they entered High School at all
They saw Learning beckon and answered the call:
With her there was peace and never war,
Oh, there ne'er was a class like the young Junior.
So boldly they entered, so proudly they tread
'Mongst the learned Seniors-with never a dread
For the banter which calls from said Seniors much.
Their motto, of course, was-"We'll do our bit-
Toward keeping alive the triumphs of war
On the Freshies, and Sophs, who aspire to Junior."
We long wished to be Juniors, 'til now were denied-
But as years come and go-each class goes on its tide,
And now we are cometo the time of our dream-
Since we, ROD, were F reshies, s short times it seems,
There are many joys, and the F reshies we bar,
Ohl life is so pleasant to a Junior.
The class loved athletics-and some took it up,
They practiced with ball, and e'en yearned for the
They stayed not, nor tarried, when others did sigh.
They worked with a vim and a light in the eye,
They picked their best players, no one could bar,
Now we'll play with the Seniors, quoth the Junior.
So stately their forms, so lovely their face,
There ne'er were others who played with such grace:
The Seniors did fret, and the Sophs they did fume,
And the silver cup bright on the horizon did loom
The Seniors were worried, "twere better by far,
Had we never competed against a Junior."
A medal was won when a Soph took it up-
lWe were Sophs last yeari, that compensates loss of
Better-far better, mental superiority to gain,
Than basket-ball honors, which ne'er lead to fame
So, with scholarship honors, the highest by far,
"We are superior to all," quoth every Junior.
There was much agitation for the honors of class,
Seniors, Sophs, even Freshmen tried the Juniors to
There was keen competition, but all could foretell,
They were outclassed at all times. so, it sounds very
To tell of success, for we've surpassed by far,
The work of all classes-
1918 - - - Junior.
TH ELMA CRIGLER, 'l9.
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SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS
PAUL DYGARD MABLE ROBERTS RICHARD HART HELEN HILL
President Treasurer Vice-President Secretary
SOPHOMORE CLASS REPORT
The class of 1920 met on October 8, 1917, for the purpose of electing the class offi-
cers. Paul Dygard was placed in the presidential chair, Richard Hart was elected vice-
president, Mable Roberts treasurer, and Helen Hill secretary. With these fine officers the
class started out to make the year, 1917-1918, the best in it's history.
In everything the class has been called upon to do, it has gone "Over the Top" with
never a repulse.
When the call was issued by the NVar Department for the schools to help win the
war, the Sophomore Class was quick to respond. .lt led the Red Cross and Y. M. C. A.
drive by giving more than any other class in school. Every member of the Sophomore
class is a member of the Junior Red Cross, and many also contributed to the Christmas
drive of the Senior Red Cross.
In Athletics the class of 1920 led the attack. The girls were repulsed and driven back,
but the boys under the leadership of Captain Atherton took the first line trenches, held by
the Freshmen boys. After this victory they advanced on the second line held by the Junior
boys, who put up a stubborn resistance. Not waiting to rest, the Sophomore boys went to
the third line held by the Seniors. No resistance wasgiven, so the Seniors were put to rout.
With these victories the Sophomore boys attained their goal, the Loving Cup. 'l his was
the first time in the history of the High School that any Sophomore class has done this.
Not only in the athletic activities, but also in the literary activities the class of 1920
has been prominent. Both boys and girls have taken many leading parts in each society.
The class of 1920, in it's second year. has started it's ball of fame rolling, and it is the
hope of the class that it's velocity will increase in the two years to come.
RALPH FERRY, '20,
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NEW SOPHOMORE BOOKS
New Fables Ill Slang .......... .. .......... ...... ...M . - Dlllfll 4
A very interesting volume owing to the author's complete mastery of his subyect
Hou to be Handsome .... .. ,.....wa.....,Mg . ,. ..... H omard lullctlc
Be sure to read this. lt is simply wonderful.
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A truly hearted rending tale, but full of interest and promises
Whv Mv Teachers l ove Me" ...,........se..,s...... . ...Hss Hubert Fowler
We recommend this book very strongly. It is a serious sublect and treated in Mr
Fowler s most serious manner, makes most instructive reading.
Hou to Bluff Your Wav Through English" .,,....,.,,,..,.-, I fed Hun
Very instructive the author's own experiences are set forth for the benefit of all
A Deep Subject Well ............... . ,,s.e,...,. e,.. . .- Helen Hill
Mace Socfetv 9 Social Wlzirl, a Novel" s..... ....... ..,,...... M a ry Virginia Bean
One ofthe most entertaining books of the year. It is said to portray the author s
own story during the past Christmas holidays.
Roger Berghauser and Martha Waller
Windy Marquis and his smile.
Miss Coons and Order!
George Schuman and his music.
Eldon Harbur and-you know?
Porky B. and his studies? ?
Mr. Stevens and his oliice.
Betty A. and her chemistry book? ?
Miss Myers and her correspondence.
Harold B. and a post-graduate.
Newton A. and N. H. S. ? ?
Mrs. Inwood and her typewriter.
Nelle Frakes and her good looks.
Olga Howell and studying.
Carl Reed and his dignity.
Happy R. and her good nature.
Robert Dulin and his jitney service.
Marie Baker and her violin.
Paul Williams and his daily nap.
Mildred Scott and her knitting bag.
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FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS
RAY SMITH ZELMA GAINEY LYNN EWING FANNIE MAE HART
President Treasurer Vice-President Secretary
I FRESHMAN REPORT
On the third of September, we, a small army of ambitious soldiers of learning,
marched to our new training camp, the High SchooI,and there entered upon our new field
of work as Freshmen.
This, our school year, has been a very busy one. At our first class meeting we elect-
ed our class officers-Ray Smith President, Lynn Ewing Vice-President, Marie Summers
Secretary and Zelma Gainey Treasurer. During the year the vacancy in the secretary's
chair, was filled by Fannie May Hart. As was customary we selected the colors of last
year's Senior Class, which were green and white.
The Freshmen were highly honored when the Seniors gave a reception for them in
October. Never were Freshmen made to feel more at ease, and to enjoy themselves as
much as this class was.
We decided to have a hay-ride on Saturday, November 3, and on that memorable
evening our class and teachers met on the school lawn, and from there went to the Pump
House. Everyone thoroughly enioyed himself, while those who remained at home re-
solved that never again would they miss such a good time.
Our class has shown a great interest in all the High School activities whether they be
literary, musical or athletic. In war work we have done our part. We contributed over
forty-two dollars to the Red Cross and Y. M. C. A. and have worked, diligently duringthe
Red Cross periods.
As our first year in High School draws to a close, we feel sure that we have done
our best as Freshmen, and are confident that our accomplishments willl increase year by
year. LETA HOLLIWAY.
Ruth Chatman ------ 1917
Sophia Berghauser - 1917
POST GRADUATE REPORT
We come from the class of seventeen,
The noblest class that was ever seen.
Our name you know, our motto too,
And so we won't tell that to you.
Our aim as teachers you all know.
Our dignity next year we'll show,
So if you want to see us thus
Come to the country and visit us.
Again we feel the time draw near
When we must leave the High School dear,
Bu! in our lives it plays a part,
lt's memory lingers in our hearts.
52 THE COMET
TEACHER TRAINING REPORT
There is in the Nevada High School, a class of twenty-five industrious students who
aim to take upon themselves the responsibilities of teachers. Perhaps we are known better
as the Teacher Training class, and we are quite sure that our friends are interested in us, for
they have shown their interest in our work through out the year.
The course, as planned by the State, is heavy and only a jolly class under a fine
leader, such as we have, could ever really enjoy the work. The field to be covered is so
broad and the reflection upon the subject of education so endless, that the course furnishes
much material for thought and labor. But we feel repaid when we realize what the great
work, that of a teacher, really is, and when we know that the world is demanding the best
This year the work has been broadened by the addition of Red Cross work, which
will enable us to teach this phase of war activity in our schools and communities. Lastyear
a week of observation and parctice teaching in the rural schools was added, and this year I
am quite sure that no part of the course was more enjoyed and more profitable than this
visiting week. We appreciate the kindness of the rural teachers to us, and also do we wish
to thank the teachers of our public schools who have been so kind to us this year. Mr.
Barbee and his co-workers have strengthened us greatly by allowing us to observe good
Our class ranked first in the State on thc mid-year examinations and we are proud of
it, for we feel that it proves that we have availed ourselves of the opportunities offered us.
Also, we feel that it shows that the efforts of Miss Hornby, Mr. Barbee, and all who have
been interested in us were not in vain. We are striving to hold this rank the rest of the
year and may the future Teacher Training classes never allow Nevada High School to fail
in her work in the State.
Next year every member of the Senior Teacher Training class expects to be ruling
in a kingdom of his or her own. We will think often of our days together in dear old
N. H. S. and many moments will be spent in recalling the amusing and pleasant incidents
of this year. As our class leaves the High School we wish to say to all who contemplate
becoming teachers, "Take the Teacher Training course and seize every opportunity to
learn in the school of Experience." "To those who wish to broaden their viewpoint of edu-
cation, and to all who wish to become effective leaders in theircommunity, "Follow in our
steps and learn more of education."
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D. F. F. REPORT
One of the most important factors in our High School is the D. F. F. Society, under
the able management of our critic Miss Coons. and officers Mec-Ryan Moss president,
Corinthia Gilbert vice-president, Jeanette Kimberlin secretary and Mildred Scott treasurer.
The first meeting of the year was a business meeting in which we made plans to give
a reception for the Freshman girls and new members of the High School. The reception
was a great success and at that time we gained many new members.
We have had a very interesting yearis work and enjoyed many Literary programs,
which were most splendidly given.
Many special programs have been contributed, for example the Hum-Bug Circus,
composed of most everything in a circus. Those who deserve special mention are: The
Sleight-of-hand performer, the Tight-rope walkers, the fortune-teller, the ever fun-making
clowns and Sousa's excellent band. The program, given by the entire society, was most
highly enjoyed. Also another special number was the "Allies" program which consisted of
songs, essays and readings ofthe different nations. It was very unique and instructive in
The girls decided to buy Society pins and a committee was oppointed to select the
pin, but in the meantime, the High School organized for Red Cross work, so the entire
society voted to reconsider the motion and devote the pin money and also all of their time
to the work of the Red Cross.
During the year, the Homeric Society challenged the D. F. F. Society to a debate to
be given in Assembly.
Resolved: "That Milton was a greater poet than Shakespeare." The girls took the
negative and selected two girls out of the society. The debate was given and the judges de-
cided in favor of the affirmative. Both sides were evenly matched and-the decision was
The last live meetings of the Society were open meetings and devoted to class pro-
grams. The first one given by the Seniors, a very clever play entitled, "Leave lt To Polly",
was enjoyed immensely by every one present.
The Juniors gave the nextprogram, A Mock Commencement, in which each Senior
was represented as well as Mr. Barbee and Mr. Stephens. This program was enjoyed quite
as much as the preceeding one.
The Sophomores followed with a Mock Gold Metal Contest which was unique in
every respect-the faculty and contestants being cleverly selected.
The Freshman program was greatly enjoyed, showing the ability of its members.
Last- but notleast was the Post Craduates' program given in Assembly. lt was clever-
ly given, composed of readings and musical numbers. The entire class took part tthere
being only two in this class.l
The D. F. F. Society is doing splendid work, and this year has been especially en-
joyable to every one, and here's hoping the classes of next year will enjoy their literary
work as we have.
CELESTE BALLAGH ROBERTS, '18.
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HOMERIC LITERARY SOCIETY SAE'
Dear Old Friendz- li l 1 V
Did you ever hear of the Homeric Literary Society?
Well you should just see the things we've done this year.
Why, the first thing we did was to meet and elect Mr. B.
B. Bridges, the most eloquent and prominent member of
the faculty, our critic. We couldn't help but prosper with
his gigantic figure towering above the society like the statue
of Liberty or Washington's monument. We started right
in to debate, sing and orate and our members who are in
the Operetta and "The Touch Down" will show that we
have developed both Ciceros and Carusos.
Say, Old Man, you should have heard "Web" Hal-
lett debate the Woman Suffrage Question. He's a regular
"lady Killer" alright, We had some D. F. F. visitors
that day and "Web" had to leave by way ofthe fire es-
cape to keep from being kidnapped.
But a Society like OURS could not be satisfied with
debating within our own walls so we started out to seek
new worlds to conquer. Since the D. F. F.'s had never
lost a debate to the Homeric's in the history of the High
School we decided to tackle them first. Carl Reed and
Edgar Crigler were chosen to hurl the gas bomb for us, of
course, for these two always have a good supply of it on
hand. We naturally chose a one-sided question and gave
the girls their choice. They chose the only side there was
to the question and with great floods of oratory we went
over the top and took the enemy's trench without halftrying.
To most of the societies this would have been something
over which to exult and sing songs of praise, but we knew
the outcome from the start and so only added another block
to our already towering pillar of fame.
ln music we also excel, as the Operetta will prove,
for every boy in the caste is a distinguished Homeric.
But what is the use of my trying to enumerate our
victories? lt would take all the space in this book and
were you to try to remember them all you would find your-
self in No. 3 before night. Anyway you have heard of us,
for whenever the names of orators are mentioned or the
tales of victories told, you hear such names as: Dickson,
Palmer, Osburn, Pannell, McClanahan, Cummings, Fow-
ler, Reed, Socrates, Demo thenes, and Dulin-all Ho-
merics of world-wide fame and popularity.
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SENIOR CLASS PLAY
A Comedy ln Four Acts
Place-Assembly Room of Siddell Glee Club
Time-Act 1. The Present. Afternoon
Act 2. Next Afternoon. Junior Tree-Day
Two Weeks Later. Foot Ball Game
Act 4. One Week Later. Junior Dance
Grant Hayden, an ambitious Junior, is working hard on a statue
which he expects to enter in competition for a 55,000 prize. Neither Glee
Club, Foot Ball, nor girls will take him from his work. Woolfe, jealous
of Grant, makes Wattas a believe that he is disloyal to Siddell, and she
interferes hoping to help the "Siddell Eleven." Finding that she has
wronged Grant, she tries to make reparation for her mistake and succeeds
to the fullest extent of her hopes.
Grant Hayden, foot ball player and amateur sculptor ........... ...Ralph Scott
Robert Hayden, Grant's younger brother ......,................
Alfred Woolfe, a dissipated foot ball player ................
Gene Clarke, coach of Siddell's eleven. ...... .
Junius Brooks, heavy weight Sophomore .......
George Holme , foot ball rooter .................... ......
Henry Summer, one ofthe younger professors .... ......
Watassa Faulkner, foot ball enthusiast ............ ......
Rena Maynard, somewhat coquettish......
Margery Carson, a Siddell Junior. ....., ,.
Dollie Sylvester, a twin ...... .............
Evelyn Sylvester, the other twin ......... .............. ............... J e ssie Harris
Priscilla Parmelee, Dean's assistant ................................ Mec-Ryan Moss
Junior Girls: Ruth Ebeling, Neta Neff, Arle Gayl Poland, Celests
Roberts, Katherine Sears, Gertrude Williams.
Foot ball and Glee Club Boys: Edgar Crigler, Winford Marquis, Caton
Pannell, George Schuman, Roger Williams.
Stage furnishings by the kindness of the Wainscott Furniture Company
60 'I' H li C O M
JONES SEES "THE TOUCH DOWN "
I went ter a show ther other day,
It was, "some show", 1'll have ter say.
Now I will tell yur ther story true,
An' this islther story, thro' an' thro'.
My wife says, "It begins at eight,"
I hitched my team an' started straight
Fur Nevada, whar 'twas to be.
'Twas ther best, I ever did ee.
We got ter town at seven o'clock,
An' lodged ther team an' walked a block.
Soon we came to ther High School door,
An' clumb ther steps to ther third floor.
While we were waitin'-music grand!
My wife says it's ther orkestry-band.
.les as ther music died away
Ther curtains parted wit' a sway.
The music stopped, ther show began,
Ther people yelled, an' clapped their han
Then all was qui-et as a mouse,
There was-n't a noise in ther hou e.
Ther name uf it was, "Ther Touch Down".
lt took me back to my ol' town,
When we had our good ol' foot ball,
We'd win the game or bust, that's all.
An' say you or'ter heard 'em sing,
Ther ongs jes' simply took ter wing,
An' filled ther house wit' melody,
I drapped my hat right off my knee.
Ther curtains closed, ther show was ended
An' people talked, an' papers printed.
Ever one thought good uf that play.
lt made ther clo e uf a perfect day.
I wish I had ther time ter tell-
Uust then he heard the dinner belll
But any way I will have ter say,
You or'ter went ter see that play.
CECIL IQNODERER, '18
TH 11 CUOMOEOTO
WINNERS OF THE GOLD MEDAL CONTEST
SIXTH ANNUAL GOLD MEDAL CONTEST
One of the most interesting events in the life of our High School, is the annual Gold
Medal Contest. The beneficial results of this contest are very great, for, although, only two
students may be the winners of the medals, many may enter the preliminaries, and the
training, thus received, is worth much to the contestants.
More students entered the contest this year than ever before, and this competition
caused each to put forth the best effort possible. In the girls' preliminary, ofthe sixteen
who entered, Eleanore Hughes, Jessie Harris, Jessie Silvers, and Mec Ryan Moss were
chosen for the final contest.
The selections were well chosen.. and the manners of delivery excellent. Eleanore
Hughes in "Tom Sawyei's Love Affair," portrayed, with a sweet charm of her own, the
innocence of the childish lovers, Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher. Jessie Harris in,
"Brothers and Friends," pleased the audience very much, by impersonating, so naturally,
the emotions and love of a small girl for an old soldier. Jessie Silvers gave, very dramati-
cally, an "Exciting Adventure." The girls' contest closed with a selection, "Enough
Valentines," by Mec Ryan Moss, who represented, most perfectly, the mischievousness of a
certain small boy, in his attempt to get revenge on a very grouchy old man.
The boys' preliminary was also exceptionally good, each contestant showing great
oratorical ability. Of the contestants, Fred Norris, Edgar Crigler, Raymond Osburn and
Webster Hallett were the ones fortunate enough to gain a place in the final contest.
Theodore Roosevelt's, "The Strenuous Life" was given in an interesting and quite
masterful way by Fred Norris. Edgar Crigler, very forcibly presented, "The War Situation."
Raymond Osburn, in Wilson's"Message to Congress," very creditably brought home to the
minds of the people, the position of our President, and with what he has to contend. As
the closing selection, Webster Hallett gave, in a convincing manner, "How the War came
The selections were all so well given that it was a matter of conjecture, who the lor-
tunate ones would be, but the judges' decision was in favor of Jessie Harris and Fred Norris.
The beautiful gold medals were presented to the winners by Mr. W. M. Sears, President or
the Board of Education.
During the evening, the High School Orchestra and Glee club. which have added so
much to various programs given by the N. H. S., rendered delightful music.
Thus. the oratorical contest of '18 passed into the annals ofthe history of N. H. S.
with the result that those who were not chosen this year, have fully determined to follow
the old, old maxim, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
g THE coME'1' 65
There is no High School task that calls for a higher degree of ability than debate
work. A good debator must have judgment, ability to think quickly, power of concentra-
tion, a cool head, and a ready mind. It is a combination not easily found.
Fully recognizing the difficulty of the work before us, our High School, early this
fall, enrolled as a member of the Missouri High School Debating League, and went to work
to put forth our best efforts on the task before us.
The question chosen by the State League was "Resolved That a Federal law provid-
ing for compulsory arbitration between employer and employee is both wise and feasible."
On November 26, a preliminary debate was held and out of ten strong contestants Ray-
mond Osburn and Dewey Palmer were chosen to carry the banner of the N. H. S against
our competitors. Every one felt confidentthat we had chosen a team that would repesent
us with great credit and in this we were not disappointed.
On January 4 our team went to Carterville to try theirsteel against that High School.
Here we supported the affirmative side of the question and won. i
On January 25, the Butler High School sent a strong team to Nevada and this time
our boys defended the negative logically and eloquently, but despite logic and eloquence
the decision of the judges was in favor of Butler. Altho our team was not victorious they
acquitted themselves so well that the whole High School was proud of them and we felt
that they had carried our colors with credit to themselves and to us. On the whole thi
year's debating work is the best we have yet done but we are looking forward to next year
for an even better record.
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HELPFUL HINTS FOR FLUNKERS
CWith Apologies to the "Dancing Rabbit."J
1. Don't cram until exams.
2. Do not try to make better grades than your classmates. You only make enemies
3. Don't study for any daily recitation.
4. When tempted to quit, remember how tired you are and quit at once.
5. Don't use your head. If your chum sets an "E" pace, don't follow him.
6. Don't mind a rub down after a bad Hunk. It helps to relieve the monotony.
7. Don't think of making up work until you are fully two weeks behind.
. Flunkers are essential for popularity.
9. Flunkers and quitters should practice procrastination. Leave the hard work for
10. The best way to learn how to Hunk is by flunking.
ll. Don't mind copying from the one next to you, particularly in hard tests.
12. Don't study at home if you know of something you would rather do. lt is fool-
ish to sit up late and study, as it tires the brain.
HOW TO GO THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL
On your good nature .............. . .... ---Jacob Summers
By studying hard .......
On your good looks- ---
By blulfing ........
On your laugh L.,....
- - - - George Reed
-- ----Amos Wight
By your clothes A... - - .... .... C onstance Barr
With proper manners ,... ..... R ichard Hart
By general ability , ..... ....
By natural ability ,,... .....
KNIT KN IT KNIT
Knit Knit Knit So the noble work goes on
On thy sweater gray O Dame For our soldiers and sailors brave
But l would you'd leave your work at home But it worries me beyond despair
And knit there on the same. Surely our nerves you should try to save,
'Tis well for the soldier boy Knit Knit Knit
That the ladies knit all the day O the work it worries me so
'Tis well for the sailor lad l would you might rest for a week or more but
Sweaters keep out the winds of the bay. Those needles forever go.
CATON PANNELL, 'l8.
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HIGH SCHOOL WAR ACTIVITIES
The war is the question uppermost in the minds of all the people. Each one is
wondering how he can do his bit. The High School students, too, as well as those outside,
have been anxious to help in the great war work, and have entered into all the school war
activities with zest and enthusiasm.
The Y. M. C. A. drive was the first war activity the school became interested in.
The students eagerly obtained permission to make class donations to the war relief fund.
Class meetings were held and a liberal donation amounting to more than two hundred and
thirty three dollars was made. This sum was divided equally between the Red Cross and
the Y. M. C. A.
Many who have been students here are now in active service. In their honor, with
a very impressive ceremony, we unfurled a service ffag bearing ninety four stars. One
member of the faculty is on this honor roll. Mr. Grinstead, the Manual Training teacher,
joined the aviation corps and is now in France. A member of the class of '18, Lester Cox,
has gone to the Great Lake's training camp. There are some girls as well as boys on this
list. Another member of the class of '18, Nettie Wyatt, is working in Washington, D. C.
The school is exceedingly proud of the ninety two who have so nobly dedicated their lives
to their country and the student body want them to feel that we are back of them as they
go "over the top." May each come back crowned with success.
We have also cooperated with the food conservation committee. Several workers
for the food Administrator have addressed the students among whom was Mrs. Wade. In
accordance with the coal administrator's order we observed "tag the shovel day" and
shifted the schedule in order that we might save more coal. Also the students have re-
sponded to the request to bring good books for the soldiers and a number of books have
been turned in. Literature on these various things has been given to the students from time
Perhaps the biggest thing the school has done in the line of war activities has been
the organization of the High School Junior Red Cross. The school is one hundred per
cent strong in membership. Monday of each week a period is devoted to the Red Cross
work. The girls are organized into various working units for knitting and for sewing. Of
those units doing sewing, some are making refugee garments, and others layettes for the
Belgian babies. One unit has made thirty property bags forthe soldiers. The teacher
training class is to work forty hours making surgical dressings.
Not only the girls but the boys, too, are organized to do war activity work. Some
are working to furnish funds with which to buy supplies. Others are making boxes for the
finished goods to be shipped in. In the Commercial Department the boys are busy getting
out Red Cross literature. The Agriculture class is making a survey of the town to find
places where gardens may be planted. A plan has been made whereby the boys who care
to may go to a farm and work during the busy early season. Many of the boys will no
doubt do this.
Another war activity engaged in was the 'I hird Liberty Loan campaign and the Baby
Bond and Thrift Stamp sale. Dr. Franklin from Kansas City and Mr. Bowker of Nevada
addressed the student body on this subject. Representatives from the different classes, too,
made four minute speeches.
Contrary to custom, the Senior class play this year was given the third time as a Red
Cross benefit. The proceeds, fifty dollars, were divided between the Senior and Junior
Red Cross organizations.
In all these many activities the students have striven to do their best and we hope
that in doing this, our bit, we have encouraged the boys who are so bravely going forth in
the service of their country. OLGA HOWELL.
T PLE QQ M EI
OUR SERVICE FL AG
The dear old service Hag
ln our hallway brings us many joys
lt tells a silent story
Of our absent high school boys.
It greets us first when school time dawns
And many times each day,
It seems to whisper to us
Of our boys who've gone away.
Our own dear service ting
Was made by loving hands,
By those who knew our boys must go
Soon, to foreign lands,
To fight beneath the stars and stripes
Bright emblem of the free,
We know they'll be as true to us
As they have been to thee.
Memories of this dear old Hag
From our hearts will never fade,
It is not a rival, but a friend,
To the Hag that Betsy made.
Splendid banner called "Old Glory"
Floating on the breeze-
Praised in song and famed in story
Now across the seas.
Ninety-four stars of blue
ln a field of spotless white
We feel their sacred presence
ln the stillness ofthe night
We seem to hear them whisper
Of a joyous, happy, day
When a glorious victory will be won
By our dear old U. S. A.
ZELMA E. GAINEY
Freshman Class N. H. S
THE COMET 69
The Nevada High School is considered among the finest in the state, both as to ap-
pearance and as to the superior quality of work done in all its departments. A visitor in
Nevada has not seen the most important factor in the development of the town until he has
visited the High School.
The building is a beautiful structure of red brick, situated well in the midst of the
business district, and is surrounded by a fine campus covered with blue grass and stately
trees. As the visitor approaches the building and comes up the wide cement walk, edged
on both sides with well trimmed hedge, he is struck with the dignity and practicality of the
architecture. He enters the massive front door and ascends a fiight of steps to the spacious
main hallway. This is graced by a bust of Thomas Jefferson and by numerous pictures
ot former graduates. But the thing that attracts and holds his attention is the sight of a
beautiful Service Flag hanging on the wall and below it a plate bearing the names of ninety-
four boys who have answered the Call to the Colors.
As he is conducted from room to room he is impressed with the thoroughness and
lively interest taken in the different recitations. But as he has only a short visit to make
and is particularly interested in Literary work, he is first taken to Miss Sommer's Freshman
The subject under consideration is 'mass and coherence', and as this assignment has
been especially well prepared, the discussion finally centers around the theme of Poe's
"Gold Bug". With its mystic and entertaining style, its narrative abounding in adventur-
ous and unusual incidents and the resulting suspense in the unraveling of the cryptic code, it
is an ideal classic for creating interest and appreciation in true literature.
Passing on, he next visits the Sophomore English Class under Miss Barr and finds
them studying George Eliot's "Silas Marner". l Poor Silas has broken his little
brown iug and is returning from the brook to his meager dwelling, carrying the remains of
his lost treasure, his lonely life seeming to be broken by this unfortunate little accident.
The pathetic story compels sympathy from all and at the same time makes the student
acquainted with one ot the most perfectly drawn and most original characters of English
Mr. Stephen's .lunior English Class is next visited. Emerson 's Essay on "Compen-
sation" is read and discussed. The importance of Emerson 's theory in its relation to the
reality of life, its influence on character and the broadened field ofthinking that it opens up
are well brought out and close attention is paid to the biography of its author, who is
among America's most honored and most loved men of letters.
Again we enter the class room of Miss Barr. A discussion of the life and letters of
Bobby Burns, the Scottish Bard, seem a fitting close to the cycle of visits. The interpre-
tation and evident appreciation of his poetry by the Seniors and their sympathy with the
man and his misfortunes in life point well to the conclusion that their four years of Literary
studies have given them a true outlook on life and an appreciation of literature, which two
are indeed priceless treasures. .
A bell rings-students seem to burst from every door, each one rushing to his next
class. And then, in a few moments, all is still again. The visitor stands alone in the hall,
and as he turns to leave, his eye once more takes in the pictures and the Service Flag. But
now he sees them with a fuller realization of the preparation the one has had for life and
of what the other has given up for "The Cause."
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The music of the High School has taken a ditTerent aspect this year from that of
for mer years. By the untiring efforts of our efficient directress, Miss Trone, the High School
music has been brought up to a very high standard.
That the music is a popular course in the High School has been shown by the inter-
est taken in it by the boys and girls in the Glee Clubs, the Orchestra, and the music classes.
The faculty and the student body have shown their hearty appreciation of this course by a
keen enjoyment of the programs given at various times.
The music has been developed along a number of different lines, including a regular
music class, the Boys' and Girls' Glee Clubs, and the Orchestra. The study of harmony,
theory, musical history, and sight singing has formed a large part of work in the musical
The Girls' Glee Club organized on November 5, 1917, under the supervision of Miss
Trone. This club has appeared many times in public thru-out the year,-for Assembly,
the Gold Medal Contest, Nevada-ButlerDebate, and Dr. Lincoln's lecture.
The Boys' Glee Club organized November 6, 1917 with Miss Trone as director.
This club has made a marked success, considering that this is the first year in the history of
the High School that the boys have been able to have a Glee Club.
The High School orchestra, of nine pieces, was organized early in the school year.
During the year it was enlarged by the addition of a clarinet, a flute, and a bass saxophone.
The orchestra has given enjoyment to the student body many times in assemblies. lt also
took part in the program given by the clubs of Nevada at Cottey College.
The crowning success of the musical activities of the High School was the staging or
the Operetta, "The Bo'sn's Bride," by the two Glee Clubs. This Operetta had much bright
and catchy music and many interesting and well worked out scenes. Hubert Fowler, as
Dick Erne, Bo'sn of U. S. S. Barnacle, gave his part admirably, his clear tenor voice being
very well suited to the part. Eldon Harbur, as Tom Tupper the Bo'sn's mate, carried out
his part very creditably. The part of Tim Shannon, the old sailor, was acted by Carl Reed
in a numtnannalinannen The pansci Kiny.Adan and herfdend,lDonnhy,taken by
Margaret Levens and Mildred Scott were acted and sung in a most pleasing style, as was
also the part ot Mrs. Brown, the chaperon, taken by Frances Bowman. Caton Pannell, as
Sam Slippy, and Margaret Tarr, as Barbara, did exceedingly good work in these respective
parts. Not by any means was the chorus work the least important in the Operetta for it
was a most pleasing feature.
With this Operetta the music department closed a most successful year. This year a
half credit has been given for the work in music,and it is to be hoped thatin the nearfuture
a full credit may be given in this very important department.
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GEORGE SCHUMAN, PIANIST
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Under the supervision of Mr. Grinstead and Miss Sommers, Athletics have occupied
a prominent place in the Nevada High School. There is probably no phase ofthe school
life which developes school spirit and cooperation, as much as the activities in the athletic
line. The characteristic Nevada school spirit has been shown by the student body in every
respect. The spirit of true sportsmanship was always displayed, win or lose, the student
body encouraged the teams and was willing to give the opposing teams credit for skill dis-
Despite the fact that many of the best players of the basket-ball team graduated last
year, strong teams have been developed this year. Our gymnasium opened October 15.
At the beginning of the year, there was no prospect in sight for a strong team, but, under
our coaches, we soon began to work out well. Very soon after the work began Mr. Grin-
stead thought it his patriotic duty to serve his country, so he gave up his work here, and
joined the Aviation Corps. However we were fortunate in getting a coach equally as good,
Fenton Cleveland, who took up the work of the boys. The teams were soon chosen and
the real work was then begun. The boys' line up was: Frank Mefford, Fred Dickson.
Guards, Newton Atherton, Jacob Summers, Forwards, Lester Cox, Centre, and Frank
Prossor and Earl Bevington, Subs. The girls' line up was: Nelle Dixon, Maybelle Wright,
Marjorie Dail, Guards, Margaret Levens, Ruby Dixon, Forwards, Lucille Thorpe, Betty
Atherton, Centre, and WVilma Lipe, Lorraine Bronson and Mildred Scott, Subs.
Our first game was played Friday, November 2, at the Armory. Our boys were
confident of the victory, in fact too confident, for vshen the game was over, to our surprise
we found that our opponents, the Clinton boys, had defeated us with a score of 49 to 21.
Our next game was played at Lamar, November 23. We arrived there about 3:30
o'clock, and were taken to the Jackson Hotel, where we ate supper. lDickson used the
noodles for straws to drink his soup.l Wethen went tothe gymnasium, where the game was
called. We defeated the Lamar girls by a score of 50 to 5. Also our boys were winners,
by a score of 27 to 14. We all enjoyed ourselves, and--did Peggy and Mildred play their
ukuleles? ? ? ?
Our next game was played at Butler, December 7. We arrived there early in the
morning, so we had time to visit the school, where we received an enthusiastic reception.
The Butler girls had in previous years, never beaten us, nevertheless they were sure of win-
ning-in fact they did! The game was a defeat for both boys and girls. The girls defeated
us with a score of 15 to 10, and the boys to 64 to 22. This was the first and only
game our girls lost all year. After the game, a reception was given for the teams. Every-
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one had a good time, especially Jake and Porky, for all the girls "fell" for them. We
started back on the 3:30 train. Porky was a mile and a half from the depot, and had three
minutes to get there. Did he put on his collar and lace his shoes?
Our next game was played with the Alumni teams, during the Christmas holidays.
Result:-Victory for both boys and girls.
The boys next went to Carterville, where they defeated the Carterville team with a
score of 27 to 14.
The return game with Butler was played January 18, and of course the Butler girls
expected to win, since they had defeated us before. We out played them, however, and
won by a score of 15 to 8. However the Butler boys defeated our boys by a score of 41 to 21.
Both teams went to Carthage, February 2. We had a fine trip and a good place to
play. Carthage had some good material, and we knew we would have to play hard, for
the Carthage girls were champions of Southwest Missouri. We went into the game deter-
mined to win, and, with the help of our rooters, among them Mr. Stephens, we managed to
win by a scorce of 28 to 18. The boys also put up a strong fight, but Carthage had larger
and faster players than our boys, so they won by a score of 66 to 13. We received several
bruises and sprains, but we were willing to get these in order to win. "Little Doc" got the
benefit of all the snow balls, and Peggy had her usual misfortune.
The next game was played here with Carterville and Cottey. Carterville, arriving
here at 10 o'clock in the morning, had time to look over the town and prepare for the
game. However, they did not begin preparing soon enough, for our boys, using their team
work and signals, showed what they could really do, and won by a score of 38 to 17.
Cottey, the girls' opponent. has a strong team this year, and had been practising strenuous-
ly, so we knew we would have to put up a stronger fight this year, than ever before.
Nevertheless by using our team work, we defeated them by a score of 23 to 10.
The next Monday, the Cottey team and coach invited Miss Sommers and our team
out to dinner. We were met in the parlors by the Cottey team, and then taken to dinner.
All the Cottey girls did their best to show us a good time, and certainly exemplified the
fact that they were good losers. We are glad that such good spirit is existent between the
The return game with Carthage was played here March 9. The game was a fast and
close one from beginning to end, and when the whistle blew the score was tied. Our Fate
hung in the balance, but we all got into the game and won by a score of 16 to 14. Hurrah
for Ruby! The boys' game was also fast, but the Carthage boys out-classed ours in speed
and in size, and won by a score of 35 to 28. After the game we gave a reception for the
Carthage teams at the home of Lorraine Bronson.
This was the last of the High School games. After this everyone looked forward to
the class games. The first class game was played between the Freshmen and the Sopho-
mores. The game was fast and clean. The Freshmen girls and Sophomore boys were win-
The second game was between the Freshmen and Junior girls, and the Sophomore
and Junior boys. Although the Freshman girls and Junior boys showed some good work,
the Sophomore boys and Junior girls won.
The final game, for the championship, was between the Junior and Senior girls, and
the Sophomore and Senior boys. The Senior girls and Sophomore boys were the win-
ners. This was the first time, since the class games have been played, that the trophy has
been won by a Sophomore team.
With these games the Basket Ball season for 1917-1918 was closed.
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SENIOR GIRLS' CHAMPION TEAM
Upper Row Left to Right Margaret Levensl Katherine Sears: Mes Rynn Moss
Lower Row Left to Right-Corinthia Uillmertg Nclle Dixon: Betty Atherton
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SOPHOMORE BOYS' CHAMPION TEAM
Fred Huls Sidney McClanahan
Charles Rooney Ralph Ferry
On the night of April 13, the Seniors enjoyed the hospitality of the Junior Class at
the annual reception. The Seniors were perhaps a little disappointed when they learned
that the affair was not to be a banquet, but all who attended felt fully able to overlook this
little error on the part of the Juniors. The reception was held at the handsome Scott
home, which was decorated profusely with the Junior and Senior colors.
One of the striking features was a tea-room decorated in Japanese fashion, and pre-
sided over by young ladies dressed in the quaint Japanese costume. Later in the evening
this same room lost it's Japanese aspect, in fact about ten o'clock it reminded one a great
deal of a modern ball-room. A fortune teller was also on hand during the evening and
furnished a great deal of amusement. A gum chewing contest was held in which Fred
Dickson was unanimously declared the winner.
A great many young men took advantage of this evening to put the oft repeated ques-
tion to as many young ladies, but they were almost without exception rejected. The part
of the home, which next to the tea-room seemed to be in most demand was the porch.
One reason that has been advanced for this popularity was the absence of illumination.
Anyone desiring further information might ask the Senior president, as he spent most of the
Finally at a late hour, the phonograph records being worn out, and the fortune-teller
likewise, the guests departed, all loud in praises of the Junior class, and to the pleasant
memories of the Class of Eighteen, one more joyous occasion had been added.
fl' H li CO M ET
Class Poem .....
History of the Cl
Class Will .........
CLASS DAY PROGRAM
Wsowasmv, MAY 15, 1918
The Last Roll Call
as of I9I8 ....... ......................,............... .........................,.............. I l luatrated
..............''Creep-er-Mouse", "The Butterfly and The Bumble Bee"
. ......... .......,....... ....... . ........................ ................................. ' ' O ur Future' '
Class Prophecy ........ ....... .
BETTY ATHERTON, Mac RYAN Moss, ARLA GAYL POLAND
Double Quartette. ....... ...........,............................................................. . ..
Presentation of Stall' of
Acceptance for Juniors ......
Toaata-To the Girls ......
To the Boys ..............
To our Alma Mater ....
Class Chorus ......
Oration. ..... .
MISSEB LEVENS, GILBERT, HANOVER POLAND
MESSRS. REED, HARBUR. CRIGLER, SCOTT
Honor to .Iumors.... .... . ..................... ........ . .. .......
LEONA BACON '19.
May 17, 1918
"Being of Disposing Memory"
"Seein' Thing: at Night"
........CLASS or '18
Rav. C. C. JAMES
.. ............ KATHERINE SEARS
.......The Duty ofthe American Youth
........Three Ba.-Beans, Bread and Bacon
Sonata Pathetique ........ ............................. ..... ........
Gaoacs E. SCHUMAN
Vocal Solo-We'll Keep Old Glory Flying .................. ....................
Essay and Valedictory ......
PRESENTATION OF DIPLOMAS
MR. Gao. E. LOGAN
President of Board of Education
. . . ....... Beethoven
America's Gift to the World
Every Day Wonders of Nature
.......Star Spangled Banner
Monday, 3. Vacation ended.
Tuesday, 4. Lost Freshies wander thru the halls.
Wednesday, 5. We take up our studies in earnest.
Thursday, 6. Assembly-new teachers introduced.
Friday, 7. The sublime End of "our first week as Seniors."
Monday, 10. The girls' chemistry has its first laboratory work. Such "nuts
Tuesday, 11. Assembly-Mr. Stephens makes a few announcements.
Wednesday, 12. Temperature too warm for studying! !
Thursday, 13. Almost second week of school.
Friday, 14. Assembly-30 minutes lost! ! !
Monday, 17. Monday comes again and lessons we have failed to learn! !
Tuesday, 18. D. F. F. elects its critic.
Wednesday, 19. Hubert F. sent out of History for talking! !
Thursday, 20. N. H. S. students busy-apparently!
Friday, 21. Test in History-already yet so soon.
Monday, 24. School again-hard work! ! !
Tuesday, 25. Assembly-everyone happy! !
Wednesday, 26. Concert by 6th Regiment Band from Camp Clark.
Thursday, 27. Perfect peace.
Friday, 28. Is to-morrow really Saturday?
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Monday, 1. We start in the month with a new determination.
Tuesday, 2. Nothing happens.
Wednesday, 3. D. F. F. Society meets.
Thursday, 4. Civics class studies court procedure.
Friday, 5. First Senior hay-ride.
Monday, 8. Soph's elect class-officers.
Tuesday, 9. A thunder-storm approaches-Miss Coons catches three boys talking!
Wednesday, 10. D. F. F. Reception.
Thursday. 11. Students affect bright countenances.
Friday, 12. Senior-Freshman Reception.
Monday 15. We get our grade cards. Many down-cast looks.
Tuesday, 16. Assembly. Why is it always so short? ?
Wednesday, 17. Wednesday and all is well. '
Thursday, 18. A sermon in chemistry on "metric" system.
Friday, 19. There must be a Monday, else there will be no Friday! !
Monday, 22. -?-?-?i?
Tuesday, 23. A "wee" test in English.
Wednesday, 24. D. F. F.'s have an interesting program.
Thursday, 25. Waiting for the end to come.
Friday, 26. Sophomore and Junior Reception and the Senior Hallowe'en Party.
Monday, 29. The members of the Faculty are indisposed todayl ! !
Tuesday. 30. Lecture course number.
Wednesday, 31. Second month of school closes.
g THE COMET
Thursday, 1. "Pep" meeting-lots of enthusiasm.
Friday, 2. Lost-a basket-ball game with Clinton.
Monday, 5. A great sensation. The girls' chemistry class, unawares, makes gun-
cotton, a high explosive.
Tuesday, 6. Assembly. Juniors give a Riley program.
Wednesday, 7. D. F. F. Society meeting.
Thursday, 8. A slight precipitation from the skies.
Friday, 9. This day just happened, we guess.
Monday, 12. Swiss Bell Ringers.
Tuesday, 13. Nothing exciting happened-bet we wouldn't know how to act if it
Wednesday, 14. Debate on Woman Suffrage in Homeric Society.
Thursday, 15. All as it were.
Friday, 16. Temperature begins to rise.
Monday, 19. Work again! !
Tuesday, 20. Will this week ever pass? ? ?
Wednesday, 21. Girls' Preliminary for Gold Medal Contest.
Thursday, 22. Boys' Preliminary for Gold Medal Contest.
Friday, 23. Class meetings for donations to Red Cross and Y. M. C. A.
Monday, 26. We learn of our B. B. victory at Lamar.
Tuesday, 27. Gold Medal Contest.
Wednesday, 28. . Thanksgiving Assembly.
Monday, 3. Lecture course number-Colonel Bain lectures.
Tuesday, 4. D. F. F. gives Allies' Program.
Wednesday, 5. Some one said it MIGHT snow.
Thursday, 6. It did.
Friday, 7. Fridays come but few and far between.
Monday, 10. Blue Monday in Senior English class-as usual.
Tuesday, 11. 54 degrees in Miss Anna's room! l
Wednesday, 12. "Ups and downs" of life are numerous today-slick side walks.
Thursday, 13. Senior Skating Party.
Friday, 14. The morning after the night before.
Monday, 17. Looking forward to Friday.
Tuesday, 18 More cold weather.
Wednesday, 19. Roger W. makes up for lost sleep in Engli h.
Thursday, 20. Joint session of D. F. F. and Homeric Societies.
Friday, 21. "Merry Christmas."
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Tuesday, 1. Program given in Assembly by M. U. Students.
Wednesday, 2. Reviews begin.
Thursday, 3. Cram! Cram! Cram!
Friday, 4. Nevada wins Debate at Carterville.
Monday, 7. Reviews continued.
Tuesday, 8. Assembly-Missouri Centennial Day.
Wednesday, 9. Mr. Midtermexams visits us.
Thursday, 10. More Exams.
Friday, 11. Dismissal for half holiday. Rah! Rah! Rah!
Monday, 14. Senior Senate in Session. President forbade the Remarks to be
Tuesday, 15. Snow! Snow!
Wednesday, 16. Grade cards given out today.
Thursday, 17. Some are happy while others are in the depths of despair! ! !
Friday, 18. "Pep" Assembly. Nevada-Butler B. B. Game. Winners-Butler boys
and Nevada girls.
Monday, 21. WVant an Annual?
Tuesday, 22. Debate between Literary Society. Homeric win-of course? ?
Wednesday, 23. Tickets and ads out for Debate.
Thursday, 24. This is Thursday.
Friday, 25. Debate-Nevada loses to Butler.
Monday, 28. Big snow. Roll call answeied by footprints.
Tuesday, 29. Senior Tacky Day. Faculty announces Comet Oiiicers in Assembly.
Wednesday, 30. Seniors resume. their old clothes. D. F. F. program-no boys ad-
Thursday, 31. Class nominations for Comet Officers.
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Friday, 1. Wild excitement among Seniors. Play cast printed on Bulletin Board.
Monday, 4. Suspicious action on the part of "Musty" Braham and "Red" Osburn.
They were discovered in several butcher shops, pricing extra large bolognas.
Tuesday, 5. Sensational cigar bill up before Senate. Question-What became of
the much discussed cigar? ? ? ? ?
Wednesday, 6. School time back to old schedule 8:30.
Thursday, 7. Election of Comet Ofiicers.
Friday, 8. Miss Anna delivers her first lecture on the joys and sorrows of acting.
Monday, 11. Same old grind! ! !
Tuesday, 12. Assembly.
Wednesday, 13. Senior girls of D. F. F. give short play.
Thursday. 14. Who has your heart? ?
Friday, 15. Quiz'in Economics.
Monday. 18. Girls chemistry class has laboratory-Mr. Bridges distracted.
Tuesday, 19. Assembly-Talk on Junior Red Cross. Lincoln-Douglas Debate in
American History Class.
Wednesday, 20. All students are busily occupied with their studies? ?
Thursday, 21. Play practice in the afternoon.
Friday, 22. Washington's Birthday. Service flag unfurled in Assembly. Half holi-
Monday, 25. A lovely day! !
Tuesday, 26. Assembly. Interesting Program? ? ? ? ?
Wednesday, 27. Junior girls give D. F. F. Program.
Thursday, 28. Events ofthe world are startling-Nassau held its election for Mayor! !
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Friday, 1. Dr. Hawkins. old friend of N. H. S., and field secretary of Washington
U., speaks in assembly.
Monday, 4. One period dropped from schedule, for Red Cross Work. Glad?
Well 1 guess. Mrs. Wade speaks in special assembly.
Tuesday, 5. Earlier date announced for Senior Class Play.
Wednesday, 6. Wind! Wind!
Thursday, 7. Only one more day 'till Saturday! !
Friday, 8. B. B. teams preparing for a game with Carthage.
Monday, 11. Why were all the boys at the Photoplay, Saturday night? ? ?
Tuesday, 12. Class games begin-Freshmen girls and Sophomore boys win.
Wednesday, 13. Sophomore boys win again, and Junior girls.
Thursday, 14. Cup won by Senior girls and Sophomore boys.
Friday, 15. President of Missouri State Normal speaks in Assembly.
Monday, 18. The Loving Cup presented by Mr. Stephens to Senior girls and
Tuesday, 19. Rainy and cold! !
Wednesday, 20. Seniors keep very late hours-practicing for the play.
Thursday, 21. Why do so many teachers give tests on the same day? ? ?
Friday, 22. The JOYFUL end of a week.
Monday, 25. Senior Class Play at Cottey.
Tuesday, 26. Mr. Lacoff speaks in Assembly, as first of the successful business men
of Nevada, who are to speak in our Assemblies.
Wednesday, 27. Class Play pictures taken-Jacob breaks the camera.
Thursday, 28. Dress rehearsal for Class Play. Seniors have a chance to show off
Friday, 29. Day of the Class Play-no school for the Cast. How lucky! ! !
THE e,o1v1ET ai
Monday, 1. April Fool! ! ! !
Tuesday, 2. Mr. Logan and Mr. Goss speak in Assembly. Special assembly called
rnoon-Hon. Baron de Orgler speaks.
Wednesday, 3. Some think the Baron a fine speaker-SOME think otherwise.
Thursday, 4. All quiet. Still some talk ofthe Hon. Baron!
Friday, 5. The Baron is arrested-great excitement prevails. "I told you so!"
Monday, 8. N. H. S. improving. l?J
Tuesday, 9. Why is it that SOMEBODY is always telling you to study, study
Wednesday, 10. The ENTIRE Post Graduate class gives a program in Assembly-
The President and Vice-President having the most prominent parts.
Thursday, 11. Juniors prepare for the Junior-Senior Reception.
Friday, 12. Dr. Franklin speaks in. Assembly.
Monday, 15. Hard work done on the "COMET".
Tuesday, 16. This spring weather causes teachers, as well as pupils, to long for the
Wednesday, 17. No chemistry "Lab". O JOY!
Thursday, 18. Rain! Rain! Rain!
Monday, 22. Test in chemistry-enough said! !
Tuesday, 23. Greatest battle of the season-in chemistry class.
Wednesday, 24. Assembly. Dr. Wilson makes a short talk.
Thursday, 25. The sun does not present itself.
Friday, 26. Dismissed at 3 p. m. to attend Liberty Loan Flag raising.
Monday, 29. Fair and warmer. -
Tuesday, 30. Mr. Richmond gives readings from Shakespeare-the hat was passed.
Wednesday, 1. The beginning of the end.
Friday, 10. Exams over! !
Sunday, 12. Baccalaureate Sermon at Christian Church.
Wednesday, 15. Class Day.
Friday, 17. Commencement.
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Blessed is he who walketh not in the counsel of the upper classman, for verily I say
unto you he will land in the hockshop.
Humility becometh a Freshman, for he who walketh with downcast eyes often tindeth
Go to the moth, thou Freshman, for consider its ways and be warned. For it flittith
all the night about the bright lights, and when morning cometh, lol it is burnt.
A wise Freshman maketh a glad father, but a foolish one causeth great grief to the
Early to bed and early to rise gaineth a Freshman nought but late hours and much
Blessed is he who sitteth on a red hot stove, for he shall rise again.
THE BASEBALL GAME
The game opened with Molasses at the stick and Smallpox catching. Cigar was in
the box, with plenty of smoke. Horn played first base, and Fiddle on second base, backed
by Corn in the field, made it hot for the umpire, Apple, who was rotten. Ax came to the
bat, and chopped. Cigar went out, and Balloon started to pitch but went straight up.
Then Cherry tried, but went wild. Old Ice kept cool in the game until he was hit by a
pitched ball. Then you ought to have heard Ice Cream. Cabbage had a good head, and
kept quiet. Grass covered lots of ground and the crowd cheered when Spider caught a Hy.
Bread loafed on third base and bumped Organ, who played a fast game, put out Lightning
in the fifth inning. Wind began to blow about what he could do. Then Hammer began
to knock, and Tree began to leave. The way they roasted Peanuts was a fright. Knife
was put out for cutting first base. Lightning finished pitching and struck out six men.
Trombone made a slide, and Meat was placed on the plate. There was a lot of betting on
the game, but Soap cleaned up. The score was one to nothing. Door said that if he had
pitched he would have shut them out.
If a young man kisses a young lady and she becomes very angry and uses many
words, he may wait until she is thru and try again. If, however, she is very calm and says
nothing, he had better leave.
PLA NTER: "Have you ever had any experience on a sugar plantation?"
DUTCH A.: "Oh yes: I raised quite a little CAIN while I was in N. H. S.
CELESTE: "When I changed from high to low-
HEBO: "Why, I didn't know you had a car."
CI5I.l'f.S'7'E: "Now, I mean shoes."
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STONKY: "Do you think you woul l be awed by the presence of a king?"
NIR. BRIDGES: "Not if l held an ACE!"
MISS flN.'V.-l: "What! Forgotten your pencil ag-lin? What would you think of
a soldier who went to war with out his gun?
CHAS. BUTTERl"lEl,D: "I'd think he was an officer."
CONS7'Ai'VCE: "The man I marry, must be bold, but not audacious. handsome as
Apollo yet as industrious as Vulcan: wise as Solomon: yet as meek as Moses. a man all
women would court: yet devoted to one woman."
BUSHIE: "How lucky we met."
CHEM. PRUE: "Mr, Hopper, can you name three things that contain starch?"
.4 LEREIJ H: "Two cuffs and a collar."
ROGER W: fln Economics! "Must we use our own judgment in each of these
MR. BARBEE: "Yes! If you have any.
MILDRED S.: "How is Corinthia progressing in her race for a husband?"
.IA COB S.: "Judging from what Isaw thru her window, I'd say she's on her last
NEUT. A.: "Say. Miss Coons, I don't think I deserved zero on this paper."
MISS CUONS: "You didn't, but I couldn't give you any less."
.IA KE S: "Carl, what's the difference between results and consequences. "
CARI. R: "Well, for instance, I expected results in Chemistry and got the conse-
MISS GRUBE: "You know the thought of marrying a millionaire always haunts
PROE. STEPHENS: "No wonder, its a ghost of a chance."
Are you, Hungary?
We'll Fiji. The maid will Servia.
I want Samoo.
I'm in a hurry, Will you Russia?
MR. BA RBEE: "Most things that are bought go to the buyer."
PORK Y: "Yes all except the coal, and that goes to the cellar."
NOTES OF SOCIAL OBSERVANCE
When, at a formal dinner, if you spill your coffee on your neighbors new gown,
hasten to assure her that you didn't care for the coffee any way.
If you spill anything on the table cloth: butter a slice of bread well and lay over it,
butter side down. The butter will help hold it in place.
Do not fold your napkin as if you were hanging out clothes.
Eat your soup as quietly as possible, for some one near you may wish to hear what
the orchestra is playing.
lf' you should accidentally swallow a fish bone, hold your napkin in front of your
mouth and quietly remove the bone with your fork.
After all there are only three things we live for: To be good: To do good, and To
smile. GEORGE REED.
THE COIVIET 95
The Dancing Rabbit, from the McAlister High School, isa large, well-edited annual,
with many new and clever ideas. Also it has a very neat and attractive cover.
One of the most instructive, as well as entertaining school Weeklies, is the Normal
Student edited at Warrensburg, Missouri.
The William Jewell Student is a very creditable school paper, with plenty of good
The clever poems, the many clear and intructive photographs and kodak pictures in
the Sphinx, give a very favorable impression of life at Cottey.
We have only one unfavorable criticism to make of the St. Marty, the annual ofthe
Rosedale, Kansas High School,-they should conserve paper and space by having less jokes,
as few of their great quantity provoke a laugh.
Being the representative publication, from the highest educational institution in our
state, the Savitar merits it's place at the top.
Our copies of the Washington University Hatchet are high class publications from a
high class school.
GENE J: "Pick this splinter out from under my nail."
GEORGE CUMMINGS: "What have you been doing, scratching your head?
KING T: "What kind of leather makes the best shoes?"
GEORGE B: "Don't know, but banana skins make good slippers:"
DILLARD Z: "I asked your father's consent by telephone.
LEONA B: "What did he say?
DILLA RD Z: "He said, 'I don't know who you are, but its alright.' "
VERNON E: "Absence makes the heart grow fonder."
IWARY VIRGINIA B: "Oh, Idon't know. Did you ever try presents?"
MISS SOMMERS: "Say, Marie, how are you going to sell your new novel, in
MARIE: "No, I am going to call it 'Grapenuts', and sell it as a serial."
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