Newport News High School - Anchor Yearbook (Newport News, VA)
- Class of 1923
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A wise man once said that nothing is permanent but that which is con-
stantly changing. Our bodies continue to grow as long as we live. Some of
us retard the growth of our minds because we do not continue to study and
to think after we leave school. The world suffers terribly from this slothful
My message to you is that you choose "growth" and "self-control" as the
watchwords of your life. Holmes and Kipling' have given beautiful inspiration
to this thought, in the following' lines:
"Build thcc mort- statcly mansions, U my soul-
.Xs the- swllil so-asons rollf
la-arc thy low-vaults-rl past!
Let each ncw tcmple, nobler than the last,
Shut theo- from he-ave-n with a domc mort- vast,
'l'ill thou at lcugth art frm-c.
Leavinu' thine- outzrrown sho-II by lift-'s uurcsisting sm-al"
"lf you can he-cp your he-all wht-n all about you
Are losing thcirs and blaming.: it on youg
lt' you can trust yoursclt' whcu all mcu douht you,
Hut make- allowance- for tht-ir doubting too:
lf you can wait and not hc tircd ot' waiting,
Or, be-ing licd ahout don't clcal in lics,
Or he-ing hatcrl 1lou't girl- way to hating,
.ind yct don't look too good, nor talk too Wisci
"lt you can fil'l'2IlIl'2lllll not maht- flrcams your mastcri
lt' you can think-and not niakc thouxhts your aim,
lt' you can me-ct with Triumph and llisastcr
.Xnd trcat thosc two imposto-rs just thc Nillllvl
lt you can In-ar to hcar thc truth you'yc spoke-n
'l'wiste-rl hy knavcs to make- rn trap for fools.
Ur watch thc things you gays- your lift- to, hrohcn,
.Xnd stoop and huild 'cm up with worn-out tools:
"lf you can talk with crowds and In-cp your virtuc.
Ur walk with Kings--nor losc thc common touch,
lt' na-ithcr for-s nor loving fri:-nds can lmrt you.
lf all me-n count with you, hut too much:
If you can fill thc lllll'0l'LL'lVlll:.f minuti-
XYith sixty sc-conds' worth of alistancc run,
Yours is thc liarth and cycrything: that's in it.
.xllfl-fAXVilll'll is more-you'll hc a Man, my son!"
......Miner Carl Andrews
Vice-President ..................... ....... R aymond W. Edwards
Secretary and Treasure-r .................... Grace Goodwin Giannotti
Class Motto: "Ascende etsi saxa sint asperaf'
f"Climb, though the rocks be rugged."J
Class Color: Pink Rosebuds. Class Colors: Purple and Silt er
Miner Carl Andrews
Powell Marion Beatty
Elizabeth Landon Berkeley
Mary Catherine Blanton
Ira Franklin Bowles
Josephine H. Bridgman
Dorthy Hugh Brown
Martha R. Chapin
J. Gilbert Church
Charles Lee Cohen
Sarah Virginia Daughtrey
D. Butler Daughtrey
Ethel Rennie Davis
Raymond W. Edwards
Josephine Agnes Garris
G-race Goodwin Giannotti
Ethel Lorena Hilling
Myra Lucile Hunnicutt
Sadie Evlyn Levinson
Freeda Harriett Levy
Myrtha Mozelle Long
Helen Gretna Mallicotte
Robert Milton Massenburg
Mavis Estella Maupin
Mary Allene Miller
Ella Charlotte Nachman
James Dickerson Palmer
Daniel Hen-ry Patrick
Nathan Norman Patz
Mary Colgin Parker
George Walker Pierce
William Wolfe Radin
Selma Jean Scoll
Evelyn Mclvor Snead
Marie Greig Snidow
Mildred Gray Wall
Felix Wilton Weinhold
Alexander Ronald Wills
Cecil Florene Wright
THE CROWN OF LIFE
Here on the threshold of a new and waiting world
That beckons to the sons of men across the seas of Life,
On thy childhood paths, pause yet awhile in reverence
And look upon the long and weary way that lies before.
That Life is only what we choose to make it,
Though judgment there is often thought unfair
And takes a man for what he's not, we must not waver there.
The thing that matters in that worldly strife,
Is what we are, what we do, to serve our fellow men.
The God of opportunity serves every man alike
And we must watch and wait to meet him at the door,
For the path of Life is long and steep, our goal is where we put it
An idle Life is a useless thing and a tho-rn to God who gave it,
So may we take our humble talents and use them in the fight,
That stirs within the souls of men to mark the sands of time
Not with the swords of conquorers, nor with the pens of rhyme,
Not with the stirring words of fame, nor with a golden crown,
But with those things that help our friends, our service to mankind
And may we live and do, that when at last
The golden trumpet of the Judgment Day
Sounds o'er the plains of Death,
And God, the keeper of the one, great roll,
Unfolds the Book of Life before the throne,
And calls us for our talents to account,
We shall not answer with a score-less plate,
But bearing with us service from across the trackless sea,
Shall take the crown, a fight well fought, a deed well done.
-CARL ANDREWS, Class Poet
6 THE BEACON
ELIZABETH LANDON BERKELEY
"Follow your honest convictions
and be strong:,'."
Critic Eureka Literary Society, '22,
Class come to order! Miss Berke-
ley has the floor! Yes, she has the
floor, for she must always have her
say be it wise or otherwise.
"Lil" has her opinions and convic-
tions and she's not afraid to stand up
and defend them. That is why we
like her. Perhaps she likes to have
her foolishness but what would life be
without its wit and fun to relieve the
dreary hours of study and toil '?
MINER CARL ANDREWS
thought, and so thought they all,
He said-and so 'twas done."
liditor-in-t'hief Beacon Annual, '23.
Associate Editor Beacon, '2L, 'LIL
Ulass President, '21, '22. '23.
President French Club, '22, '23.
Annual Play, '21, '22,
Student Council, '21
Philolethian Debating Team, '22.
Second Vice-President Latin Club, '21.
Beacon Delegate. V. I. P. C., '22.
IM-bater's Council, '22,
Iiatin Play, '21.
Home Room Representative, '20,
You can see by the above record that Carl
has been one of the most popular boys ot'
our school, as well as of our class.
He is the happy combination of a leader
and a good sport, ready to work for the bet-
terment of the school and always ready to
take his part in the merry-making.
Carl thinks much and well. He profits in
all his classes by getting the best out of
them for he is industrious. The school loses
one ot' its most versatile students and Carl
takes with him the good will and best wishes
ol' the school for success, no matter what his
undertakings may be.
IR A FRAN K LIN BOW LES
"Man delights me not, no, nor woman
Monk is not a Math. shark as some
would fain believe, but he's a good
scout anyway, and we don't see how
we'll get along without him. He likes
to make us think that he is a confirm-
ed pessimist but we're mighty hard to
convince. Whether we get A's or E's,
the world will still move on, and we
know that Monk will be right there
with us, lending a helping hand and
always with his care-free grin.
MA RY CATHERINE BLANTON
"Her voice was ever soft,
An excellent thing in woman."
Give Catherine a Caesar and she's
perfectly happy. But never start an
argument about the value of Latin to
the human race or she will just nat-
urally make you believe that it is in-
despensable to the students, and that
it is a priviledge to study it. Just the
same Catherine is a good student and
she never wastes a moment in foolish-
ness. If you do not believe us, look at
her report card. Those marks would
give us heart failure if by chance
they ever appeared upon our cards.
8 THE BE
'tHe was a man, take him all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again."
President Student Council, '22, '23.
Vice-President Philolethian Literary
Society, '22, '23.
Football, '21, '22,
"Chic" is a real athlete and one of
the best the "Old High" has ever had.
At halfback he is famous for his great
end runs and for his unequaled power
on the defense. Not only in athletics
is he popular for he is one of the best
liked fellows in school. As the Presi-
dent of the Student Council he has
proved a capable leader of his fellow
"Chic" makes his personality felt
wherever he goes. Everyone likes
him and is proud to know him.
H1-re's wishing' him success. May
he make many touchdowns in the
gzune of Life!
JOSEPHINE W. BRIDGMAN
"I spread my books, my pencil try."
Vice-President Latin Club, '21,
Second Honor Student.
Studying is Josephine's strong de-
partment. She is always prepared to
recite no matter what be the length
of the lesson. Some say she's digni-
fied, but there they are wrong, for
she's always ready to lend a hand, to
translate some hard lines or explain
this and that. We admire her statli-
ness of grace for it bespeaks of know-
ledge and power that too few possess.
THE BEACON 9
MARTHA R. CHAPIN
"A smile for all, a welcome glad,
A jovial, coaxing way she had."
Assistant Secretary Eureka Liter-
ary Society, '22, '23,
Class Secretary, '20.
Treasurer French Club, '21, '22.
President Biology Club, '22, '23,
Martha is the little sunshine of our
class. No matter what be the trouble
she always has a smile which drives
away our frowns in a jiffy. Maybe
that smile is what makes her so pop-
ular. We don't know for sure, for
Martha has many admirers in the
school. Indeed, judging from her fol-
lowing in the stronger sex, you might
call it "The Siege of Seven Suitors."
We're sure of one thing, though, we
all like Martha and we are mighty
sorry to lose her.
"A woman's hair is her crowning
Did someone ask a question? No.
That was only Margaret talking. She
can ask more questions in one period
than we can think of in a week.
Whether she expects them all to be
answered we don't know, but it does
not seem to bother her. We all love
Margaret because she is always ready
for fun and a good time. She is the
best sport we know. Be there lessons
or foolishness, she is right in the
midst of it. Margaret don't like pub-
lic speaking, but that doesn't prove
that she can't talk.
Everyone loves her curly hair and
if such were possible We're afraid
someone would steal it.
10 THE BEACON
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CHARLES LEE COHEN
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iiD9SC1'1bG him who can.
,Xnnnzil Play. '19, '20, '21, '22.
Xvll'l'-l,I'0SlflUlll Class, '21,
Joke Editor Beacon, '22, '23,
R0lll'0S0lll2lllV9 Reader l,llll0lPllll2lll Liter-
:nry Society, '22,
Scrap Bag, '23,
Sl'l'j.f02lIll-Ol"Al'lllS French Club, '23.
Prograiin Coinmittee l'li1lolm-tlilan lilll'l'Zll'j'
Hers- IN the "Little Giant" Of our class.
Uliarlu- is one of the best known students
that hfis ever left the "Old High." .Ks an
actor hi- has no peer. Tliere have been only
two four-yczir men in the lJI'8,IllZllll' Club and
Vlmi-les is one of them. .Ks a l'0IllPil12lll he ls
:i "sule1-bliste-r." Many times have we laugh'
1-d :it hiin till we have nearly choked. No
inatter wht-rv he is, Charlie is the general
1':ivoi'it4-. l'4-rhaps he likes to kick up il fuss
il little- 1oo llllll'll, but if he didn't, he would
not ln- l'h:u'lie. So llIlVlllL',' gone through four
ye-:irs ol' hriplry. 4':ll'4--l'i'v0. :md perlialps bois-
terous school life, we say faircwe-ll to the oni-
and only lFh:irl4-s Uolic-n, wishing him the best,
oi' lin-la in Life-'s course. May he vairry hamp-
pinn-ss :ind l'llIl wine-rev:-r hu goes.
.l. GILBERT CHURCH
"Good sense and good nature must
Home Room Representative, '21,
Home Room President, '20, '21, '22,
Third Honor Student.
Gilbert has only been in our class
one year but he is one of the bunch.
We all like his sincere manner and
quiet ways. Although he never has
much to say, when he does say some-
thing it is worth listening to. -Now
don't get the idea that he Wears a
long face, for he can be the jolliest of
the crowd when there is any fun go-
ing on. He has the qualities of a suc-
cessful worker, and he knows how to
use his ability, that's why we sorry
to see him go.
THE BEACON 11
SARAH VIRGINIA IDAUGHTREY
"Modesty seldom resides in a heart
not enriched by noble virtues."
Class Creed, '23.
Second Honor Student.
"Via" is one of the sweetest char-
acters of our class. To watch her
gentle movements, her dainty bows
and hear her soft voice carries us
back to the old Colonial days of Vir-
ginia. There is nothing' so difficult
but what "Via" is ready to help and
solve the trouble. We all love her for
it and we know what we are losing'
for she has no equal.
ETHEL RENNIE DAVIS
"She excells where others fail."
Home Room Representative, '22.
Ethel is a real hard Worker, in fact,
she might take as her motto "Deeds
not Words." She always has the in-
terest of the class at heart and works
for its betterment. Ethel also has
the rare ability to make A's on many
subjects, among which is Latin. But
Cicero and Virgil hold no terrors for
her. W'e know she will succeed in
whatever she does.
12 THE BEACON
"Better than riches and worldly
Is a heart that is always jolly."
Song Leader First Assembly, '22,
Home Room Representative, '22, '23.
Gladys is mighty prone to take
things as they come. She never wor-
ries ahout them in the least and if
you ever are in Room 1, you can hear
her merry laugh. Gladys and the
mirror in the cloak room are close
friends, at least she is always look-
ing at it. But, there! don't let us kid
you, Gladys, you're one of the best
of sports and your going is ai great
B. BUTLER DAUGHTREY
"His music doth our hearts enthrall."
Orchestra, '19, '20, '21, '22,
Class Photographer, '23,
Have you ever heard Butler play
that violin? Then you have missed a
great treat as Well as a privilege, for
he is a musical genius. Butler is also
a camera expert, that's why We'll let
him snap us. You could look and
search from Pole to Pole and you
would never find a more jovial and
entertaining companion than he.
THE BEACON 13
.IOSEPHINE AGNES HARRIS
"A maid of athletic trend."
Volley Ball Manager, '22.
Josephine likes volley ball and her
chief trouble is getting the other girls
to do the same. She is always a hard
worker in school and out, so it's not
her fault that Room 1 doesn't have a
team of champions. Keep up the good
work, Josephine, some day we hope
to hear great things of you.
RAYMOND W. EDWARDS
"Let us have music, my feet stand
Class Vice-President, '22, '23.
President Philolethian Literary So-
ciety, '22, '23.
Business Manager February An-
Here's our famous "Sheik." "Ray"
is just the kind of a fellow all the
girls fall for If you don't believe it
you ought to investigate a little. And
can he dance '? VVell, say! XVhen Ray
hears the jazz begin, his feet start to
moving and there- he's gone! Ray
has made a fine president of the
Philolethians and he is a good busi-
ness man so we know that he will
14 THE BEACON
ETHEL LORENA HILLING
"As merry as the day is long."
Here is our little maid of cheer and
laughter. Lorena has a most sunny
disposition and is so sincere and ob-
liging we just can't help but love her.
We often hear Lorena's voice lifted
in protest against long assignments
in French and English, but just the
same she generally does the work like
the rest of us. We wish there were
many more like her for if there were
this would be a brighter and more
GRACE GOODWIN GIANNOTTI
"With temper calm and mild and
words of softened tone."
Class Secretary and Treasurer, '21,
Program Committee Philolethian
Literary Society, '22, '23.
Grace is the most dependable girl
we know. When we want to know
something or do something, it's Grace
who is ready to help us out. She has
had about the hardest job we had to
give her, that of Treasurer, but she
has filled it to perfection. We know
Mrs. Lake will miss her, for Grace
has given the best of her service to
the Commercial Room. But for all of
that we shall miss her most, for only
we can understand what we have lost.
SAIJIE EVELYN LEVINSON
"Chatter, chatter, all day long."
If Sadie were unable to speak we
are afraid it would be an awful trag-
edy. If there is any one special thing
Sadie loves to do it is to talk. But
don't think that her talk is all foolish-
ness, for she is somewhat of a think-
er and a philosopher or a philosopher-
or whatever you call it. We are
going to miss her but we know that
she is going to attain her mark in
M Y RA LUCILE HUNNICU'l"l'
"If she will, she will, and you can
depend on it."
Secretary Student Council, '22, '23.
Treasurer French Club, '22, '23,
Secretary Philolethian Literary So-
ciety, '22, '23.
Assistant Secretary Philolethian
Literary Society, '22.
Home Room Representative, '20.
Laughter is a most healthful ex-
ertion and Lucile is well aware of that
fact. In the Corridors, in the assem-
bly and everywhere her merry laugh
can be heard. She's a fine pal and
classmate and we're afraid we are
losing her in more ways than one, for
her heart has gone astray since she
has been among us.
16 THE BEACON
MYRTHA MOZELLE LONG
"Kind hearts are more than coronetsf'
Treasurer Philolethian Literary So-
ciety, '22, '23.
Critic Philolethian Literary Society
'22, '23. '
Myrtha is both a good mixer and
true classmate. She has a smile and
a good Word for everyone and We
have learned to love her little kind-
nesses She is also a good student,
which none can doubt after seeing her
report card. And can she nlay the
piano 7 Say! you ought to hear her
sometime. When she runs her nim-
ble fingers over the keys J ..
naturally lose our hearts in the beauty
of the music. We shall miss her in
"Old Room I."
FREEDA HARRIETT LEV Y
"There lies a deal of deviltry beneath
this mild exterior."
Freeda looks very mild, innocent
and quiet, but just get her started
once and change your mind. She is
ever ready for a good time and when
it comes to kicking up the sand you'1l
find Freeda not far off. Her pet hobby
is throwing slang, especially in Eng-
lish classg but when there's Work to
be done she is another girl altogether,
in fact she's the "perfection of effi-
THE BEACON 17
ROISERT lVIll,'l'0N MASSENISURG
"A man's a man for a' that."
Advertising' lVIanag'er Annual, '23
Home Room Representative,'21,' 22.
Home Room President, '20,
"lCddie" or "Milt" as we affection-
ately call him, is the best-all-round
fellow in the class. His stock of jokes
and stories is infinite and he keeps us
all chuckling.: most of the time. He's
a fine sport and companion and there is
none more obliging' or willing' to help
than "Eddie.f' As a student he is
hard to beat for he has brains and
certainly knows how to use them. We
only wish that some of those A's
would come our way occasionlly. We
know that when "Milt" gets behind a
thing' it's got to move, so we have no
doubts of his success in the world.
HELEN GRETNA MALLICOTTE
"An open-hearted maiden, true
Gretna is a very retiring yet essen-
tial member of our old class. She
can do just as much mischief as the
rest of us but she doesn't make near
so much noise. In fact you'd scarce-
ly suspect she was about if it was not
for her funny remarks and her divine
smile. After careful observation we
must remark that her smiles are not
bestowed upon her classmates alone.
But that's alright, Gretna, we'll be
sorry to lose you.
18 THE BEACON
MARY ALLENE MILLER
"Brevity is the Soul of Wit."
.Allene is not given much to making
lengthy remarks about those things
that take place around her but every-
thing she says has a meaning and is
generally full of wit It may be that
her few inches has something to do
with it hut we are sure that what
she lacks in height is made up for
by her excellent sense of humor and
MAVIS ESTELLA MAUPIN
"A merry heart maketh a cheerful
Mavis meets all her work and play
with a smile that is seldom missing
from her happy face. Her philosophy
is to worry about nothing, take things
as they come, and let others worry if
they want to. We all have a place
for her in our hearts that will seem
very bare when she leaves.
JAMES IJICKERSON l'Al.MElt
"Take all of Virginia, but leave me
Vice-President Mathematical Club.
Here is our Arrow Collar man:
James is always dressed to perfection
and everything must be just so. Jim-
my looks very dignified, but don't
judge people by their looks, for he is
ine of the best fellows in the crowd.
His favorite pastime is spending holi-
days in Lynchburg. You wouldn't
believe it but he is a French shark,
too. Jimmy sure can "Parlez-vous:"
it makes us feel envious to tell the
truth, especially about time for re-
port cards to be given out. So long,
James, may you ever be the same
good-natured fellow we have known
in lligh School.
ELLA CHARLOTTE NACHIVIAN
"Cheerful and pleasant as a babl-
A funny girl is Ella. At times she
is as quiet as our Caesar 'recitation
period and again she chatters and
giggles without ceasing. In class we
never hear much from her, but when
she is among ..er friends she is al-
ways talking and expressing her opin-
ions. Ella has only been with us a
year, but she leaves a place that will
be hard to iill when she's gone.
20 THE BEACON
IDA NIEI, HENRY PATRICIQ
"A man o' independent mind'
You might think, to look at Dan's
name that he is descended from a
long line of statesmen and orators.
Well, maybe he is, but he has surely
lost their tenacy for serious speech.
If any one has knowledge of a good
joke that our friend Dan has not
heard we will award him the cast
iron life preserver. lVe believe it's
impossible. lt's Dan's opinion that
nothing is ever new, especially a joke,
but the funny part of it is that he
always laughs at every one of them.
MAY COLGIN PARKER
"A feather for every wind that
May is our old reliable when it
comes to good times. She is a good
sport and is everybody's friend and
willing helper. Her pet eversion is
lessons but we're all that way more
or less. And say, can't she wink a
wicked eye? The boys sure have to
step carefully when she's around, But
just the same we. wouldn't trade May
for all the world and we don't know
how we will get along without her.
THE BEACON 21
GEORGE WALKER PIERCE
"A fellow of infinite jest."
Home Room Representative, '22.
Here is the class jester. "Pierce"
good joke or a funny
always has a
story on hand and he tells them sol-
emnly, without cracking a smile. That
makes it all the better. His witty re-
marks in French and English classes
keep us all snickering. George is a
jolly good fellow, the kind everybody
likes and loves to know. You may
search the rest of your days but you
will never find another just like
NATHAN NORMAN PATZ
"The curls of Adonis and the silvery
words of fame."
President Philolethian Literary Society, '22,
Rep. Declaimer Philolethian Lit. Soc.. '22.
Philolethian Debating Team, '22, '25-3.
Critit- Philolethian Lit. Soc., '20, '2l.
llebaters Council, '22, '23.
Program Committee, Philolethian Literary
Soi-iety. '21. ,122-lCl12ii1'I11iillJ.
Vlass Vice-President, '20,
Home Room Representative, '20.
Friends, Romans, Couutrynien. The Orators
of the past would turn green with envy to
hear this fellow. His greatness comes also
from the fart that he is able to debate. Ye
rods! How he can argue! Nathan has been
one of the leaders in the Literary Society
ew-r since he entered school. Not only in
these has he shone. for you should see him
1-avorting' around the old initial Sack. "A
horn first baseman" you would say. Yes,
sir, this would be some school if only we
haul a few more like him.
22 THE BEACCN
SELMA JEAN SCOLL
"She is pretty to walk with,
And witty to talk with,
And pleasant too, to think on."
The above remarks were attributed
by a certain member of the class
whose name we wont mention fwhat's
the use?l Selma is indeed an enjoy-
able and pleasing companion and she
can say witty things when and where
they do the most good. We all like
Selma for many reasons, too numer-
ous to mention, but there is one who
has an option on that.
WILLIAM WOLFE RADIN
"Knowledge is all-powerful."
Home Room President, '20, '21,
Latin Play, '21.
Willie's hard study and search for
knowledge has not been in vain, for
behold! he stands at the head of the
class. He braved the perils of Latin
to the end after most of us had drop-
ped out. His toil has won its reward
and we love him for it. May he suc-
ceed in life as well as he has here.
His ambition is to be a lawyer, but if
he does not talk any more than he has
here-. But that's alright, Willie,
don't let us kid you. We know you'll
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MARIE GREIG SNIDOW
"A smile is the language of the soul."
Marie only came to us last year but
she has won a place in our hearts
with her charming smile and cheerful
countenance. She comes in the Camp
Eustis truck every morning and she
is never late and always she brings
her smile. We have learned to like
her and we would like to keep her all
EVELYN McIVOR SNEAD
" 'Tis the modest star that shineth
Evelyn has always been retiring
and modest. lVe never hear much
from her but somehow we always feel
the blessing of her presence. She is
another of Mrs. Lake's willing helpers
in the Commercial Room. She is al-
ways giving sunshine in the darkest
places and in the gloom of studies,
and that is why we all love her so.
24 THE BE
FELIX WILTON WEINHOLD
"A man may smile and smile and be
a villian still."
Something was sure overlooked
when this school was built. They
should have installed beds in all class
rooms for the benefit of tired stu-
dents. Felix is about the laziest boy
we know, and yet he's the best natur-
ed, easy-going boy in the whole crowd.
One cannot help liking him with his
grin and cheerful optimism towards
MILDRED GRAY WALL
"Speech is silver, silence is golden."
Mildred is the sort of a girl who
never talks much and never thrusts
her presence upon us, but the crowd
would not be complete without her.
She has not been known to say any-
thing' about anybody unless she has
something' good to say. Mildred is
an ideal girl. We wish there were
many more of her.
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ALEXANDER RONALD VVILLS
"Be sure you're right, then go ahead
and do it."
Student Council, '21, '22,
Vice-President Philolethian Liter-
ary Society. '22,
"Rony" is slow but sure. He does
not waste any effort-he even laughs
that way. And when he gets started
on something he will not quit till it's
settled right. "Rony" is not especial-
ly brilliant but he stands out above
the rest as a hard worker and a lead-
er of his fellows. We hate to see him
lm-ave the old school.
CECILE FLORENE WRIGHT
"A sunny disposition is half the
Do you hear that steady giggle
which comes from the back of the
room? Well, do a little investigating
and you will find it comes from Cecile.
Lessons have no terrors for her. She
looks them in the face and laughs
them away. Her smiles have not gone
astray for we fear she has lost her
heart since we have had her.
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POWELL MARION BEATTY
"Laugh, sing and be merry, for
to-morrow comes the test."
Powell is one of the best natured
fellows we know. He's never in a
rush or hurry but he always seems
to get there. We often envy him his
quiet and care-free manner of meet-
ing trouble. In class he is conspicous
by his absence. It's our honest opinion
that lessons never bother him in the
least and we often wish we could feel
the same way. Powell is a good fel-
low whom we all like and are sorry
We, the Seniors of nineteen twenty-three, have for the past four years
traveled the path of High School achievements. Sometimes we tired of the
ceaseless effort but, as a whole, it has been a pleasant journey. As we look
back, we do not regret that sunshine and shadow mingled. Each has done
its part in strengthening us for the future. Our experiences have greatly
helped us in preparing to give to the world the best we have and to make the
best of returns, as we travel the Highway of Life.
As a unit, we believe in our student body as the material from which
our country may expect the best citizenship.
We believe in and sincerely endorse the activities of our school. The
literary societies, orchestra, Beacon, and athletics have been great factors in
the development of self expression.
We believe in friendship which casts a thousand rays of love, hope and
peace to all around us.
We believe in our State, Virginia. May we ever uphold the beautiful tra-
dition and lofty principles of the Old Dominion.
We believe in our country as the land of the free and the home of the
Finally, we believe in God, the heavenly Father who shapes our destinies.
We pay our highest respects to M-r. F. M. Alexander, the thoughtful
guide of the Newport News High School.
We hold in esteem our sympathetic friend, Miss Howison, from whom we
have never failed to receive encouragement and wise counsel.
It is our wish to thank the faculty for installing in us high ideals of life,
and for surrounding us with moral influences which have been instrumental in
forming character, the cornerstone of civilization and progress. For We realize
as did Horace Greely, that "Fame is vapor, popularity an accident, riches takes
wings, those who cheer to-day will curse to-morrowg only one thing endures-
characterf' We hope that this influence for good will grow with our growth
and strengthen with our strength until it becomes a beacon to those who
pass our way.
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Forget the present, friends, and let your thoughts wander back to the
Fall of 1918. This year the trustees of the city presented the students a
new building, in which to house their shrine of learning. The building was
named the Newport News High School.
On a certain September day, in the same year, a group of eighty-five
students entered the seventh grade which was then the only elementary class
in this building. This class set their tasks to complete the elementary studies,
and to advance, with renewed strength and understanding into the famed
halls of learning, our dear High School, the second semester.
This group was to become the learned class of February 1923. The pep
and spirit of the High had already manifested itself into our very souls. This
class also played a great factor in keeping home the 1918 State Football
Championship to the credit of the Gold and Blue.
During this period, a magazine was published, which was instituted under
the name of "The Beacony' who-se light should pour out the news of the
school to the other like institutions of the country. This famed class helped
in the publishing of the Hrst edition of the Beacon and still keeps bright the
light, that guides our footsteps in the right paths. The Beacon is one of the
great assets to our dear Alma Mater.
The shining class of 1923, having achieved its success in the seventh
grade, did enter upon the threshold of a newer life, the second semester, with
the same roll of eighty-five students.
Our group was not molested by the upper classmen with afflictions as had
been spent upon the incoming freshmen preceding us, for that spirit, which
was inculcated in the High School had reached its heights within us.
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In pursuit of their respective studies, the class was divided into groups-
one taking Latin, and the other taking science. In a few days the class began
its work and determined to see it through.
It was in that first year, when the Government issued the Victory Liberty
Loan Bonds. The selling of these bonds was put up to the schools of the city.
Our class took an active part in this duty and sold more loan subscriptions
to the public than any other group in the High School. For this service a
"Helmet-the Kaiser" was presented the class. In every undertaking our class
And so the first year was passed, in days that will never be forgotten.
The year later found us safely landed in the Sophomore Class. The Latin
group glided through Caesar's Gallic Campaigns, while on the other hand the
Science group took up Biology. In the English classes, we, held numerous
debates and we became well acquainted with current events of the day. In
Ancient History we converted the pagans into Christians. Although we car-
ried a heavy curriculum in our second year, we conquored these studies suc-
Each year brought out its changes. We passed into the Junior class. The
class roll decreased Members dropped out for various causes while other
joined our ranks. Great responsibilities were thrust upon us. It was in this
year that our social activities were begun. Parties and similar functions
brought the class together in a more friendly atmosphere. Our course of
study was again divided. Some took French language and others took up
Also, in this year our Literary Societies took a prominent part in public
speaking throughout the schools of the state. Triangle debates were held
between the schools. For the first time, the State Declamation Contest was
held in the Newport News High School,
The students of the High School advanced a step forward in self-govern-
ment. A council composed of ten representatives from the different grades,
in addition to two representatives from each room-a boy and girl, respective-
ly, was organized to advance self-expression from the student body at large.
Each student has the full privilege of expressing his views on all vital matters
of importance to the school. Another equal purpose for such a council is to
interest each and every student to do his duty in taking better care of the
environments around us and in making the Newport News High School a
beautiful, cleaner and more fit house in which to study our life lessons. The
Council has already carried out its program effectively, and will always be a
medium of drawing the students into closer friends.
After passing all examinations, we stepped upon the threshold of our
final year. At last we were mighty Seniors. A new atmosphere was notice-
able among our numbers and members of the class held their heads high for
they were now the leaders of the school.
30 THE BEACON
Officers were elected for the Senior year. Then began the afternoon
sessions with plans to make final preparations for the grand commencement
exercises. Many things were cleared up and the many functions of our pro-
gram were distributed among different groups of the class. The different
departments of the commencement issue of the Beacon were put in charge of
In all our school affairs the famed class of 1923 has been most active.
We have participated in Athletics and in the Literary activities. Our class has
given football and baseball material to the success of the school. The Literary
activities of the school claim an orator of deserving merit from our -ranks.
The Beacon claims members on the staff who are unexcelled in their capacities.
A number of our artists of dramatic quality have displayed their talents in
the annual dramas which have been presented to the public The orchestra
lays a claim to one of the most talented violinists in the school. In every
phase of school life our class has contributed greatly ti its success.
So, while our object has been to graduate and receive the most coveted
parchment, we would betray the best that is in us if we were to overlook the
spirit of friendship which we have developed unconsciously day by bay. We
regret that we will no longer enter these famed halls of learning as students.
As we go out in life and play our parts in whatever scope for which We are
fitted, our thoughts will never grow dim as we recall the days we spent beneath
its folds, and the many lessons we learned from our books, our daily observa-
tion ,and our close relationship with a most capable faculty and competent
principal. May Providence direct the students who enter these halls of learn-
ing after us, in the same paths through which she has directed us for the past
four years of life spent in the Newport News High School.
WILLIAM WOLFE RADIN,
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We, the class of February, 1923, this day do set our hand and seal to the
bequests and fond endowments.
The class desires that those coming into the following possesions will
receive them in a good naturedly and cheerful way, for in such a way do we
I. XVe devise and bequeath to our faculty, who have been our ever-
lasting friends, untiring and faithful instructors, our very best appreciation
for all they have done.
Item II. VVe give our esteemed principal our sincerest love and gratitude
and wish him still greater success in his constant work for the "Old High."
III. To Miss Howison, our hope that she will always have success
in whatever she undertakes. VVe thank her for each great help she has given
us toward our education.
IV. VVe will to the High School our hope that she will continue
to be an outstanding school in Virginia, through her successful athletics, the
lleacon and educational qualities.
Item V. This item contains the individual articles willed to the following:
Artice 1. To Gatsby Rogers the high grades and studious nature of
Artice 2. To Ruth Fitchett the talkativeness and loudness of Mildred
Wall and Myrtha Long.
Artic e 3. To any girl who needs them, the many admirers of Martha
Article 4. To Alma Branch the noisy and boisterous conduct of Via
Artic e 5. To anyone the winning smile of Gretna Mallicotte.
Articxe 6. To "Gilly" Jones the French marks of Ethel Davis.
Article 7. To Sam Gordon the loudness of voice and outward enthusiasm
of James Palmer.
Artice 8. To Max Dolin the foolishness and wit of the only Charles
Artic e EJ. To Bickford Curtis, Gilbert Church's love for the fair sex.
Artic e 10. To Katherine Kessler the giggling' of Cecil Wright.
THE BEACON 33
Article 11. To Gladys Ford the jovial nature of Lorena Hilling.
Article 12. To Cecil West the love for dances of I-ra Bowles.
Article 13. To Elsie Massey the demure and quiet ways of Elizabeth
Article 14. To Billy Read the timidness of Raymond Edwards among
the other sex.
Article 15. To "Scoop" Hopkins the studiousness of Willie Radin.
Article 15. To any Latin student the good marks in Latin of Catherine
Article 17. To May Sawyer and Margaret Wilkie the friendship of
Gladys Edwards and Lucile Hunnicutt.
A-rticle 18. To Lee Todd the popularity and sportsmanship of Hugh
Article 19. To Nan Kurtz the never ceasing whispering of Freeda Levy.
Article 20. To Babe Biggins the permanent waves of Carl Andrews.
Article 21. To Eddie Wheeler the popularity, good nature and good fel-
lowship of Milton Massenburg.
Article 22. To Doris Crump the extra inches of Allene Miller.
Article 23. To any aspiring orator the ability of Nathan Patz as an
Article 24. To Robert Callis the serious aspect toward life of Powell
Article 25. To Ellen Fox, Selma Scoll's love for dancing.
Article 26. To Richard Newman the Lord Chesterfield manner of Daniel
Article 27. To Hilda Morris, Margaret Chandler's love of reciting from
memory in English class.
Article 28. To Willis Shell the scarlet locks of Josephine Bridgman.
Article 29. To "Duck" Dickinson the blushes of Ronald VVills.
Article 30. To Mary Street the love for a lot of work of May Parker.
Article 31. To Florence Fitchett the ability of Ella Nachman to keep
quiet and never say a word unless necessary.
Article 32. To
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Article 33. To
Article 34. To
Article 35. To
Article 36. To
any girl Athletic Manager of her room the troubles of
getting the senior girls out for volley ball.
the 4-A class Sadie Levinson's love for work.
the school the smiles of Marie Snidow.
Be-rt Gary the good disposition of Mavis Maupin.
any Class Secretary the ability of our own hard-working
Sec1'etary, Grace Giannotti.
Article 37. To Averill Taylor, Evelyn Snead's place in the commercial
Article 38. To Jerome Brittingham, Butler Daughtrey's love for liter-
fSignedJ GEORGE PIERCE, Class Executor,
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It was dark and damp and dreary, the night had followed a day of intense
heat, with a gloomy, drizzling rain that seemed not strong enough to keep
pedestrians off the street but had enough to make walking miserable for those
that braved the open in their pronienades. I had just left the happy home
of my friend Raymond Edwards, who, by marrying May Parker, had found a
long sought-for happiness.
During my stay we discussed many things and pre-eminently among those
was the fact that our Country was about to sever diplomatic relations with
Normandy and that President Carl Andrews of the United States had issued
a call for volunteers War was expected at any moment and the whole country
had been thrown into a political upheaval-why Editor Selma Scoll of the
"Newport Star" had emphasized in one of her recent editorials that the policy
of the Secretary of State, Virginia Daughtery, had been the sole cause of the
strained relations between the two countries. After leaving that topic, we
discussed one about which the whole country was interested: during the Con-
gressional session, Senator William Radin, of North Carolina, had introduced
a bill for the annulment of the Volstead Act. The last topic that we discussed,
before my leaving, had been the phenomenal rise of the country's greatest
actress, Josephine Bridgman.
After bidding my friends good-by, I started my journey homeward, but
no sooner had I reached the corner when my ears were greeted with these
words: "FIxtra! War Declared!" I had not long to wait after hearing these
words before a newsboy, whom I recognized as Powell Beatty, came up to me
36 THE BEACON
and in another second I read in large, black letters the words, "War Declared!"
and in slightly less conspicious type the following, "General Charles Cohen,
hero of the Georgia-Florida Civil War, appointed Commander-in-Chief of our
land forces!" further on, "Rear-Admiral Gilbert Church in charge of the fleet,
which will leave immediately for the scene of battle!"
"Well!" I sighed, "There is but one course for me to take," and going to
the nearest recruiting station I enlisted and was ordered to report immediately
to the camp-there I was to join my company-and since I had had previous
military experience I was placed in charge of Company HF."
It was but a matter of a few days before my company, together with many
others were at sea, aboard the transport and well on our way to the war-front.
I spent my time, aboard the vessel, on tours of inspection. On one of my
strolls I came upon a group of nurses, among whom I recognized my old class-
mates Allene Miller, Marie Snidow, and Gretna Mallicotteg all of whom were in
the charge of Head Nurse Catherine Blanton. On still another of my walks
I met America's flying ace, Grace Giannotti, who was assembling her plane
for a hurried landing. But who was that man clad in overalls? it seems as if
I had seen that face before-and sure enough, for that person was none other
than Felix Weinhold!-shoveling coal in order to avoid the coming draft---
Another day I spent on my tours and on the following we docked from
this port and were hurried to our battle lines.
We were commanded to take the second line of trenches and we1'e or-
dered to prepare for a surprise attack on the enemies' lines at midnight.
The hours flew by and as the clock struck twelve it seemed is if the earth had
suddenly risen-for it was all one solid, moving mass of humanity, all inspired
with one thought, all bent upon the same purpose: to gain the enemies' lines.
But this was not to be done-for no sooner had we covered half the distance,
when, with no forewarning, a huge shell exploded in our midst-the enemy had
been warned! But it was too late-we must continue-and so, forward we
charged, onward we followed our leaders-. Then, all of a sudden a whizzing
sound, then silence, blackness-blackness-nothing--!
I felt my spirit leave my body, soar through space-fast, faster, faster still!
eeall the while blackness-then, what was this? I see buildings, houses, fam-
iliar sights, I see people, I speak, am not answered, I see, and yet am not seen,
I walk through walls, buildings, everything! What is this st-range coma which
has come over me? I speak, but none hear meg I touch, but none feel! Then
slowly comes realization: this-this is my spirit-free from body, sightless,
wandering, free to go anywhere, to do anything. Must I stay like this for-
ever? Yes! Must move always on! I go, I approach a large theatre, and
there, headed for the stage door, I see Gladys Edwards, Ethel Davis, and
Myrtha Long! I see them enter-then I turn away. But what is this ad-
vancing column of women, with a banner over-head, bearing the words: "We
want Lucille Hunnicutt for Mayor," and at the head of the line I see Josephine
Garris! But what are those words over that store? I come closer-I read-
"Parisian Millinery Shop"-Proprietors, Sadie Levinson and Freeda Levy!
I move on-I approach an old brick building with barred doors and windows,
a sign is hanging near the doo1'- on it I read, ".Iailer, Ira Bowles. Then-
but who is that dignified looking gentleman now coming towards me? Then
in a second I recall that stern face-it is Judge Milton Massenburg! And,
that man, the one who hails him from the open door of an office? Going
THE BEACON 37
closer I am able to make out the face of the great violinist, Butler Daughtery!
Now, turning the corner, I come face to face with that great socialist leader,
Elizabeth Berkeley! and in the hugh crowd before her I see Mavis Maupin and
Ella Nachman, her trustworthy lieutenants.
Going on, I pass a house. On the door a sign, "Board and Lodging, Mild-
red Wall, Proprietress," and standing by the gate I see a woman in a blue
uniform. Why! it is Evelyn Snead, and in her hands a paper. Going nearer
I read, "Margaret Chandler sues George Pierce for breach of promise," and a
little lower, "Attorney Cecile Wright will represent the defendant," on an-
other page, "Newport News High School again wins Football Championship,
Coach Hugh Brown-" but I can read no further, my spirit moves, me on-
ward-compels me to go. I hear the sound of music-and then a marching
band hoves into sight, and I recognize its leader. He is Daniel Patrick! This
procession sweeps by and I go on. Look! over there,- a notice-it reads,
"Great Singer to be heard to-night-Lorraine Hilling makes her initial appear-
ance in the city--"
My spirit grows restless, it hears a call from its body-again it hear that
call-and then, slowly it rises-it must go-the body calls-then blackness!
My spirit soars high, higher still and then descends-fast, very fast, now it
comes to a halt, it slips again into its earthly form, it re-inhabits my body!
Then-light! brightness! I open my eyes. VVhere am I? Before I can speak
again I hear these words "Do not speak, be still," And looking up I see the
face of the nurse, Martha Chapin! I ask her, "Where am I?" She tells me,
"You were wounded, then brought here to this hospital. All the time you
were unconscious, you became delirious, your mind wandered, you recalled old
remembrancesf' and then she added: "You owe your recovery to Doctor Ronald
Wills, the famous surgeon." Then pointing to a man dressed in a black robe,
she whispered: "You have been constantly attended by that priest." Slowly
the figure turns-now I see the face of .Iames Palmer! But now I am too
weak, I can no longer hold my eyes open, drowsiness overcomes me and then-
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN:
My duty here to-night can not come to an end, justly, without a word
about the future of our beloved school-our home for the past four years-
and so, looking forward, I can see the Newport News High School in the year
A vision comes before me-I see a huge, wonderfully built stone structure,
covering several acres of land and situated in the center of many other out-
standing buildings. One, the Library, another, the Athletic Quarters, the
others, Dormitories-for to this great school comes students from every part
of the country. Its fame has spread from sea to sea. Then--
I look over the school's roll and see that it numbers many thousands-
but what school is this? Why, it is the Newport News High School! The
"Harvard" of high schools, and it has grown beyond the fondest hopes of its
At its head it has the man who brought it up to its now high standard,
Professor Fred M. Alexander, whose words. "I would rather be Captain of
the Good Ship Walter Reed than Governor of Virginia," shall never die.
NATHAN PATZ, Class Prophet,
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The Prayer of a Boy Who Has Just
By P. R. HAYWARD
"Lord, let Thy blessings go with me as I venture forth on this day ot all
"I thank Thee for the wisdom and discretion of my teachers, those who
have led my wavering mind through the years of study and of preparationg
for the sacrificial love of my parents whose self-denial has made my school
days possible, for my companions who have inspired meg for my books and
their writers which have enlarged meg for the sturdy health that has been
given meg and above all, for this day on which I am to stand up and be
awarded the sign and symbol of success.
"Make me worthy, I pray Thee, of those who have made possible all that
I have accomplished. Save me from envy and jealousy of those who have done
better than I have done, and from contemptuous pride to those who have not
done as well, save me from feeling that I have earned at last the right to
rest in my search for truth, and show me that knowledge must be my lifelong
"Make this day, O Lord, not the end of my strenuous climb to equipment
for real living, but just another step along the way. Keep me humble in my
search for the meaning of life and enable be to learn its deepest and richest
lessons at the feet of the Master Teacher. In His name. Amen."
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lVIASSENBURG'S OUTLINE OF HISTORY
Say, fellow, ain't History just crazy bunk,
The agent whereby many students flunk?
But did you ever stop to think of the guy
That stood in the Hall of Fame to help History by?
The Good Lord left a very small spot
IVhere any old stranger might stop,
A worker was required, as a faithful gardner,
So He sent Adam and Eve along as pardners.
Eve said to Adam, with your old-fashioned ways, you give me a pain,
Then there was the dickens to pay when they raised Cain.
Old Jonah shipped aboard a whale, a trans-Atlantic freighter,
And wasn't seen for several days later.
Skipper Noah, of the good old ark,
Shipped aboard a Norweigan bark,
With all his time and nothing to do,
He slipped into old Manhattan with his zoo.
Old Solomon was an unheard wise man
Who lived and died in a far-of land.
Old King Bozo never did harm in his life
Until he took unto himself another man's wife.
Don't forget Caesar, that wise little feller
Who smoked other peoples' stogies and drank the best in their cellars,
With a monocle in his eye and his hair shining like gloss
He hopped into his flivver and into Egypt he was tossed,
Acclaimed by the world to be the Roman's boss,
But it took only a snip of a girl, Cleo, to throw him for a loss.
Columbus was a dago the world does not doubt,
The world laughed at him and called him a trusty boy scout.
But don't forget the lady that hocked her jewels, Queen Elizabeth
was her name,
So that Columbus might ride the high seas and win worldly fame.
Now Napoleon was a little runt, no doubt,
But it took all Europe to solve the fact out,
He shook a wicked sword and facts were cramped in his bean,
And little Europe, at VVaterloo, surely stripped him clean.
Little Captain John Smith was a very naughty scout,
He licked an army of Indians in the final bout,
He was the English cake-eater of that time,
Traveled to London to spend his Yankee dimes.
Then there is George, the father of this country,
Who whipped England with an army to be.
And little .Iohhny Pershing, who taught the Germans how hard it would lu
To lick the millions of Yankees that lived across the sea. ,
Where is old Kaiser Bill, who thought he knew,
llow to teach the world a thing or two?
And proclaimed that when Gabriel blew
And as these guys lived and died
So must you and I.
So smile and see the other fellow's mistakes,
Consider History and the time that it takes
To accomplish great deeds and to win fame,
And somewhere in that Hall of Fame we may some day read your name
Over my rose-clung doorway,
Two tiny blue-winged birds,
Have chosen to make their dwelling,
And utter their loving words.
All day they are coming and going
On errands frequent and fleet
And singing over and over
Tweet, oh tweet, tweet, tweet.
Their coats are changeful in color
Their eyes are like living gems
And all day long they are busy,
Gathering leaves and stems.
Always merry and busy,
Singing with soft, sweet notes,
Teaching the world the happy magic,
Hidden in their delicate throats.
Which in darkness or sunshine,
So sweetly they do repeat,
Over and over, and over,
Tweet, oh tweet, tweet, tweet,
By G. G.
The world moves on, Time rolls along,
Gates open wide before our face,
Through which we pass with constant tread,
Nor evermore our steps retrace.
The world moves on, so will we trust
That faith and work will be united,
That all the wrongs that mar the earth
Will somehow yet be righted.
We'll look not backward to the past,
Nor evermore its joys be summing,
And sigh no more, "The good old times!"
But sing, "The good times coming!"
THE THOMAS SCHOLARSHIP
By Nathan Patz
There was nothing unusual about
that group of incoming freshmen
except perhaps, their size, for it could
truthfully be said that they were
about the smallest class that had ever
entered Midvale High School.
Now, it would be best that I inform
you that Midvale High was one of
those schools that, though always con-
sidered an excellent school for educa-
tional purposes, its athletic teams
had not fared very well. Why, they
had yet to win their first champion-
ship-either in football, baseball or
any other sports indulged in by all
schools of their size.
And also that Midvale had at the
piesent time about five hundred stu-
dents--yet only about fifteen men had
reported to Coach Roberts-a very
small number indeed to choose a base-
ball team from. But Coach Ed Rob-
erts was accustomed to that kind of
response to his calls, and knew that
the only thing to do was to go to
work and work hard with that bunch
of men-only five men had remained
from last year's team-his task there-
for was a very hard one for he had
to construct a whole team with few
exceptions and so far he knew there
was not a promising man in that
It happened that in the new fresh-
man class there was a boy who had
three years before stopped school to
go to work, for his parents were very
poor and could not afford to send him
to school. And so in his freshman
year he had quit school to take up a
position with a concern that offered
him a very good job, and now, after
three years of work-a work that had
been forced from his town by the aw-
ful business depression that followed
that period of prosperity-Louis Hall
again entered Midvale, but this time
with the idea and determination to
finish high school and if possible start
His life's ambition
off for college.
was to become a noted lawyer. And,
since his parents were not able to af-
ford his college education, he could
only attain that objective by earning
the "Thomas Scholarship"-a free
course in any department, through
any college in the country, given to
the student attending Midvale High
who most deserved that reward. Up
to the time of which I write, that
scholarship had been given seven
times and on each occasion to one
who had distinguished himself by his
Now, Louis secretly manifested his
intention of trying to earn that re-
ward, and he did so by starting his
new studies with a rush for the first
session of school-Louis's name had
always appeared at the head of the
percentage column. And after the
second year of his high school life
it became clear that if the Thomas
Scholarship would be given to a stu-
THE BEACON 45
for his mental alertness this
year it would be given to either Louis
or Raymond Clark, for it was
seen that these two were about evenly
matched in their studies and their
marks for the past two years and
both had been so consistent that it
was seen by all that neither would
let up in their work in the future.
And so with this situation in mind,
we come to the fourth and last year
of high school life for the class of
June, of which Louis and Raymond
were members, it could be truthfully
stated that both boys were in a tie
for honors and it seemed that only a
break one way or the other could win
At last spring came around and
with it came Coach Robert's call for
volunteers for the baseball team. Ru-
mors had been circulated throughout
the school that for the first time in
the history of Midvale, they had the
opportunity to strike at a Champion-
ship, for the school had suffered the
loss of only one man of last year's
aggregation. But if that man's posi-
tion could be creditably filled, Midvale
was in line for her first Championship.
And so with a veteran team in charge,
Coach Roberts bent his efforts to-
wards finding a man who could fill
the shoes of Pitcher Jackson of last
He especially urged every man who
had ever had experience in that posi-
tion to let him know at once and if
possible, report for practice imme-
After a short try-out of all the
available material for that position,
it was seen that not one had the mak-
ing of a hurler, Not to be discourag-
ed, Coach Roberts personally conduct-
ed a tour through the school and it
was in this way that he found that
Louis Hall had, several years ago,
pitched the Jefferson Grammar
School team to a city championship.
And that he had practiced at inter-
vals during the past summers when
he could take an evening of But it
was only after a long lecture could
he be induced to come out for a posi-
tion, and this only after many en-
treaties of the coach, who had, by
appealing to his qualities as a sports-
man, at last been successful.
Practice that afternoon was the
most spirited that had yet been held.
A long batting practice, followed by a
game between two squads, was the
feature of the evening. That day
after practice, when all the squad
were in the dressing room, Coach
Roberts came over to Louis and ask-
ing him to report for practice eve-ry
afternoon, received the following rep-
ly, "I will come out and try for the
team, but it will seriously enchance
my chance for the Thomas Scholar-
ship, and I want that very much."
But after a short talk he was con-
vinced that he was helping his school
more in this manner than by the
The dope had for once been true-
Midvale, with Hall pitching wonder-
ful games, and with the entire team
backing him up in splendid form, had
met and defeated all of the other
schools in the western part of the
state with the exception of her great-
est rival, and that game was to be
played this afternoon on the home lot.
The school was standing on the
threshold of a successful year and the
students had promised to turn out in
full force to witness the game to-day:
for if Midvale defeated Lakeport to-
day, only the Northern and Eastern
Champs stood in her way for a state
championship NVith this thought in
mind the whole team was keyed up
to a high pitch, and after the most
strenuous practices that they had had,
all were confident that they would
come out on the big end of the score.
The day turned out to be a fine one
for baseball and when the umpire
shouted out, "Play Ball," each fan
46 THE BEACCN
knew that both teams would fight
to the last ditch.
The game was a fast one, and in
the seventh inning the score stood
O-0, the seventh was soon over and
still no one scored-it seemed as if
this would turn out to be an extra
inning game, for both pitchers were
holding out in fine shap. The eighth
and ninth fiew by in similar fashion.
The game now went into extra in-
nings and in the tenth Lakeport's
lead-off man drew a base on balls. He
second and then
was sacrificed to
came the first error of the game, with
a man on second,
Lakeport tried a
and but one out.
The ball, a slow roller, was allowed to
roll into the outfield by the third
sacker and before it could be recover-
ed the runner had crossed the plate.
Silence fell on the cheering section of
the Home team, while Bedlam broke
loose on the visitors' side. But Mid-
vale, with blood in their eyes, tight-
ened up and that was the end of the
scoring for Lakeport.
Coming to their bench to end the
tenth, they realized that defeat stared
them in their eyes-that they had to
score at least one run, for if not, this
would be the last game of the year
for them, and with a strong determi-
nation that they must do something
each player came back to his bench
highly resolved to fight stronger than
To open this half, their lead-off
man flied out,but the next man was
safe at first on the second baseman's
error, and when that player heaved
the sphere high in his throw to the
first sacker, took second, and now with
a man on second and but one out
things looked much brighter. The
rooters responded wildly and anxious-
ly awaited the outcome of the next
Walking slowly to the plate, the
batter quickly gave the signal for a
squeeze play, and pulling the brim
of his cap slightly lower he took his
stand at the plate. The first ball was
high, and he let it pass. Now for
the next pitch-on it came, he ad-
vanced to meet it, touched it with his
bat and in a second sped on his way
to first base. He heard the coach's
plea for more speed and mustering
all his strength he gave a final jump
just passing the bag as the ball hit
the baseman's mitt. He was safe.
And his team-mate had gained third
base on the play-his eHort had been
successful. He was glad, glad that
he had not failed in his chance to help
his school-mates on this day.
Midvale now had its chance to win
the game, with a man on third and
first, with one down, the next batter
took his stand in the batter's box. It
was Hall, the pitcher-it was up to
him to win or let the chance go by.
He knew that all was up to him, he
heard the cries of his team-mates as
they encouraged him, he heard the
yells of his fellow students, but he
looked only ahead, watching the wind-
up of the opposing pitcher. He saw it
leave his hand, on it came-but some-
thing held his arm back, he did not
swing, and a second later he heard
"Strike one." Again he heard the
cries of his team-mates. He must
come up to the occasion, and with
that in mind he calmly awaited the
next delivery. Again he saw it come,
this time he swung, but too late! The
ball passed by, untouched. Again he
heard "Strike two." Only one more
chance! Would he fall down? No!
He could not-he must not! All de-
pended on him-the school's chance
for its first championship. All this
surged through his brain in a flash-
and now silence-he could only hear
the heavy breathing of the catcher.
Everything was silent-everyone's eye
was turned on him-he realized his
position. Again he took up his stand
and as the ball left the pitcher's fin-
gers, his bat left his shoulder-crack!
THE BEACON 47
-they met and then with a quick
movement he started for the bag.
Turning around after reaching first
he was only aware that he had come
through, for he could see his team-
mates jumping in the air and throwing
their hats high. Then he saw the op-
posing players, with downcast eyes,
turn to leave the field. Only now had
he realized what had happened, he
had drove out a long hit, the two men
had scored and the game was won.
He started for his dougout but never
reached it, for a mountain of moving
bodies came towards him, placed him
on their shoulders and carried him
down the field, the while every throat
was sending forth the gladness that
its body felt, and there upon the
shoulders of his admirers he allowed
his thoughts to roam: he had gained
this but he had given up his chance
for the scholarship and with it went
his hope of a college education.
That night he slept well, he had
done his duty, yes, more, and he
rightly deserved the word "hero"
after his name.
After that his way was easy, people
had gone out of their way for him,
he became their hero, the most popu-
lar boy at school. But this did not
bother him, he worked harder to keep
his place in their eyes and in their
The game with the Eastern Champs
proved to be a run-away for Midvale
and with a week to practice before
the Northern Champions, they work-
ed harder than ever to remove the
last block in their way.
The game was a good one and a
close one, but when the sun went
down that evening, Midvale became
the Baseball Champions of the State!
A place that they attained for the
first time, one that was worked hard
for and justly deserved.
Now that baseball had come to a
glorious close all thoughts were turn-
ed to the coming commencement exer-
cises, always a much looked for event
and this year more so than any. The
weeks passed by and as the number
of days lessened, everyone turned
their thoughts to the Thomas Scholar-
ship and to whom it would be given.
But it was a foregone conclusion that
Raymond Clark had beaten Louis Hall
out for the first honors because of
the latter's devotion to the team.
And so, when at last the big night
came around and the class of June
were to receive their diplomas, the
school auditorium was packed.
The program was a very clever one
and everybody enjoyed the exercises.
All the numbers had been covered ex-
cept those of the diplomas and the
annual gift of the Thomas Scholar-
ship by the principal. The next num-
ber on the program was the handing
out of diplomas. This finished, the
audience remained silent for the big
event of the evening, when the prin-
cipal, after a short talk on the reason
of the Thomas Scholarship, prepared
to deliver the award. The house was
as silent as it could be, every word
could be heard clearly and everyone
listened with interest. The principal
"Ladies and Gentlemen: It becomes
my honor to-night to award this
scholarship to the student, a member
of this class, who most deserves that
prize. Heretofore it has been the cus-
tom to give this to the best scholar,
but we are making an exception to-
night, and so it gives me great pleas-
ure in introducing to you a man who
has done more for his school than any
other student of his class. Therefore
I wish to award this scolarship to Mr.
Louis-" but his sentence was never
finished for a yell of "Ray! Rah!
Raw! Raw! Hall! Hall Hall!" cut him
short and the auditorium became a
pit of yelling and cheering.
48 THE BEACON
THE LAST OF THE HOLY GRAII
1In Imitation of the Tales of the Middle Ages!
By Little Berkley
An thc monk, Alnbrosius, question-
cd Percival further lest he should not
find out all concerning the sweet vis-
ion of the Grail and all who saw it.
Then Sir Percival, by Arthur called
"the Jnere," began, "I will tell you of
the second time my sister, the sweet
nun, saw the vision 'ere the Grail de-
parted to the Eternal City.
"There is a castle, north from here,
in Arthur's realm, where
maiden dwelt, during the
time when good King Arthur held his
Table Round at Camelot.
"She, 'twas said, surpassed all other
maids in beauty, even unto Greinvere,
because she had not sinned. Her hair
was long and thick and golden as the
sun. And all the people of her realm,
for she was princess there, did love
her well because she was so pure.
"My sister, the nun of whom I
spoke, went there and dwelt with her
that she may not fear of loneliness.
"Once when the heathen men did
ravage fierce along the borders of her
land Arthur did send the bright boy
knight, Sir Galahad, the youngest
and the purest of all knights, to sur-
press those wicked northmen. That
was before we all had seen the vision
and did swear that we should follow
'till we found, yea, 'twas before the
Table Round was there no more at
"And when he came he found this
maid who was so sweet, had softened
the heart of the fiercest and the wild-
est of the Northmen, who was still
a comely youth, until he was her
"But Sir Galahad did not return, so
quickly as he came, to that mystic
city, Camelot, but tarried yet a few
days within this maiden's hall.
"'Twas there he learned that my
sister, though she was purest, by far,
than any who dwelt at Camelot, was
not for him. He knew that his love
for her had been only as the pure
loves pure But he had a love far
greater and far deeper, for the holy
maid whom he had come to rescue
from the wild men of the northern
He told her of his dreams of the
Holy Grail, of hom he had seen the
sweet cup and heard the cry 'Galahad
and Galahad, follow me!' Of how,
perhaps, if it were brought back to
Camelot, all the people would behold
it, touch it, and be cleansed from sin.
"And she wept because she feared
the time was come when he must
leave her. She told him of how she,
too, had dreams and visions of the
holy cup, of how the quest was not
for so weak and frail a maid as she.
Yet she believed that if she should
devote all her time to those needy
and suffering peoples in her realm,
and to her prayers, perhaps she too
would this holy thing behold,
"Then he told her he would go and
report to Arthur at Camelot, of how
he had fared so long a time, far from
the Table Round. From there he would
be going on his sacred quest lest it
be too late. But he would come again
and take her with him.
"When he returned to Camelot 'twas
then he sat in Merlin's chair and said,
'If I lose myself, I find myse1f!' 'Twas
then, also, we did see the vision and
did swear, and Gawain, lowder than
"After he had left upon the journey
the maiden grew weaker still and pale
almost unto death. Yet her beauty
was far greater than before for now
THE BEACON 49
she was like unto an angel. Like my
sister and Sir Galahad her eyes were
'beautiful beyond all knowing of them,
beyond all knowing of them wonder-
ful in holiness!
"She no more could go among the
peasants of her realm, leaning on my
sister's arm but needs must be borne
in the arms of that barbarian chief
who was now her servant. Although
he was wild almost as a wolf yet he
loved the maiden and sorrowed great-
ly when his precious burden, lighter
grew and frailer as the days passed
into weeks and months. But within
him forever burned that savage de-
sire to roam over unknown seas and
plunder as before. So she bade him
leave her and take his restless follow-
ers back to the land of his forefathers.
"That evening, when the sun was
set, and all the sky a glorious crim-
son, she watched the rude vessel as it
departed. At the bow, standing erect
and handsome was the figure of the
chief, growing fainter and more small
until it dropped below the horizon and
" 'Tis said he wandered over bound-
less seas until he landed on the coast
of a new world, the wonderful land
of the hereafter."
"But," interrupted the monk, "you
have not yet told me of how the nun
saw again the Holy Grail!"
"Ah," continued Sir Percivale, "have
patience and I will tell you all. It was
night. The sweet maiden knew her
time had come to depart to the eternal
"Then while my sister knelt in
prayer the room became all aflood
with light and when she looked she
saw out on a cloud a knight in flash-
ing armor, 'riding on a steed of stain-
less white. While she looked he lifted
the sweet maid upon the war horse.
Her long tresses floated 'round her
and wrapped her small form like the
mantle of a fairy queen while on her
lips still lingered her sweet smile of
"While still she gazed, enraptured
at the sight, the nun saw still a great-
er light, and down it stole the Holy
Grail and lingered above them blood
red, resplendant and unveiled. Then
the vision died and she rejoiced that
she had seen the Grail.
"The sweet cup was never again
seen on earth for with Sir Galahad
and the princess it had departed for-
ever to the Eternal City of our God.
And Sir Percevale spake no more.
AN' SINGING JIM LEFT TOWN
By G. G.
My chilluns your says yous want to
here about Singing Jim. Well-James
Coglan a' ole bachelor of forty seven,
dats been thirty yers, I gues he ded
now, was de quior leader in de litle
town of Unionsville.
James popularity wid de young fol-
ks was sumpin great. He was redy
fer to here their jokes an' to tel one
still funnier. An' alwas redy to play
wid dem to, well he was jus ole in age
and young in spirit.
Eve-ry Wednesday nite when dey
went to practice, de little chapel was
jus cramed an' packed to de top. An'
Singing Jim, you nowd dats what dey
called him, would sing and sing, and
make dem young foks sing to, yas he
Well, twas on dees cassions dat de
Widow Smith would an' bring her
daughter Priscilla, Jim sed her Voce
needed a awful lot of tention, but jes
let me tel ye rite here Jim Won't
thinkin bout dat gals Voce, but Widow
Smith, she was powful rich, laws,
50 THE BEACON
when her husban diede he left her all
his blongins, which was twenty acres
of ole por land and de ole house whar
dey live in now, to cows, one ole bline
horse, an' a few chicens. An' you
nows dis looked mity good to jes a
plan singing master. An' as I was a
sayin, Jim was always pleased on
Wednesday nites. He would jus a
praise the Widow's Priscilla an tell
her she would soon be ready fer to
go to Naw Yok to sing in a real
church quior. Wal, course al des nice
things pleased de Widow Much. An'
de Widow she would ast Jim to dinner
on Sundays Des sure did please Jim,
cause everythin war so nice, and spec-
ialy dat table, Widow Smith she was
som cook. An' Singing Jim jest noed
he was in good favor wid Mrs. Smith,
Lordy he wodn't a taken in exchange
de welth Farmer Jones had, he was
den de milloneir of dat town.
'Twas on a certain Sunday in Feb-
ruary, Singing Jim he went to cal on
de'Widow. On dis dae de Widow was
very sorrowful case dis was de dae
her husban had died eight yers ago,
de more Jim trid to console her de
more irritated she grew. Por litle
Priscilla trid to comfot her but twont
no use. She was jes a greving over
Singing Jim thot his time had com,
so he begun in sof gentel tones, wid
de speech he don lerned long ago,
but foe he said haf dat speech, dat
Widow Smith don showd him de dor,
an' we ain't here nothin from Singing
JUST LIKE A GIRL
By M. M. L.
With a shriek Betty jumped out of
bed. The house was on fire! Her
room was full of smoke and she could
hear voices outside. At first she was
dazed by the sudden awakening in the
smoke. She thought that perhaps she
was dreaming, but no-it was real.
Like a flash she sprang for the door
-opened it and descended the large
stairs amidst great puffs of smoke.
As she went by the hall she grabbed
her coat from a hook, then went out-
Already, a large crowd had gather
ed outside and the firemen had begun
their work. Everyone was safely uot
of the house.
All of sudden Betty remembered
that she had forgotten something-
the greatest necessity of her life. She
must save it! How could she do with-
out it! But how? The tire seemed to
be eating up everything and the smoke
was so dense she was afraid it would
choke her. Nevertheless, with great
determination, and before anyone
could stop her she suddenly ran back
into the house through the smoke, up
the stairs and into her room.
It was smoky and hot, but that part
of the house had not caught on fire
yet. It was the smoke that frightened
her, for she knew that it would not
be long before that part of the house
would be on fire unless the firemen
checked it rapidly. She knew all this
and could hear the cracking of the
fire, yet she staggered towards her
dressing table, grasped an object and
ran down the steps with her coat over
her head, just as the burning steps
She ran out, all eyes were turned
towards her with great anxiety. Every-
one knew she had saved a valuable-
something which was dear to her-
dear enough for her to risk her life,
and every one wondered what it was.
Finally a lady timidly asked he-r
what she had so bravely rescued, what
the darling would have given her life
Betty held up her-POWDER PUFF.
COMMENCEMENT SUPPLEMENT V
Published Bi-Weekly in News Form and Twice a Year in Magazine Form by
the Students of the Newport News High School
Entered as second-class matter January 24, 1919, at the post office at
News, Va., under the act of March 3, 1879.
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WHAT OUR DIPLOMAS MEAN
We are now on the threshold of a new country and that country is the
World. Four years we have spent in labor and study, searching for the key
to success, and the ability to use it when we have entered the new country.
ln our hands we hold the recognition of the fact that we have earned the
reward of toil-our Diplomas. It rests with us whether we have earned a
scrap of paper or the key to success.
"Knowledge is power." That is true, but the diploma means nothing
whatever if we have not learned the great principles of Democracy, the ability
to help our fellow man and to use our voice in a people's government.
Here we have learned the fundamentals of Amercian Government, have
had them held before us and put to the test. The Student Government was
established that we might, primarily, learn the working of a self government
people, and might participate in an organization, modeled after that of the
American Democracy, Each member of the Student Body has been given a
voice in its affairs. It rests with him to use it wisely when it will do the
most good not only for him but his fellow students.
The officers and members of the Student Council are placed in office by
their fellows and they are there to justify the vote they have received. But
they are not there to gain glory for themselves but to serve their fellow
students. That is the bottom principle upon which members of our govern-
ment are electede -to serve. That is the lesson we must learn in our govern-
ment-service is the key to success. A man is judged in this world not by
what he is able to do for himself, but by the service he renders to the people
who place him in public office.
ln all our organizations we have some of those principles included. And
so if a student go into the new country with all honors, high knowledge, with
his diploma in hand and has not learned the value of these things, he can
never reach the highest rungs of the ladder of success, for he has lost the
52 THE BEACON
THE GLEE CLUB
It is interesting to note that, with all its success in Dramatics, Literary
Societies and the Orchestra, the High School has never had a Glee Club.
The patrons of the school have often expressed their surprise that the school
does not have such an organization, stuents have asked for it and the Beacon,
from the first, has urged that steps be taken towards it.
The following is an extract from the January 1920 number of the Beacon
in regards to the Glee Club: "Other schools have found that the only care
for musical disease among the pupils is a Glee Club. It gives them a chance
to sing all they want and the right kind of songs.
"Our Orchestra has been a success, our chorus singing is progressing very
successfullyg we have the spirit, we have the desire for a Glee Club, why
can't we have one? If other schools have made it a success-well, we have
never failed yet in obtaining a goal we have strived for, and this would be
comparatively small to others we have obtained."
The chorus singing mentioned did progress wonderfully for a while and
everyone enjoyed it, but gradually it lost its attractiveness and now all that
we have outside of our school songs is the few that we have on Mondays and
Fridays when Miss Hayes is here to direct the singing.
The musical disease is still prevalent among the students. The jangl-
ing and screeching noises of modern so-called music still is popular and the
real music is forgotten. Where are the beautiful old folk songs of America,
particularly of the South? Where are those heart stirring melodies and songs
that our elders used to sing? What we need is a revival of the real music
of yesterday, songs that are real music, melodies that thrill the sold,
and will still live when jazz is forgotten. A Glee Club is the thing that would
fill the needs. Perhaps twog one for the girls and one for the boys. We again
put the proposition up to the school and the faculty. Will not someone take
KEEP UP THE DRAMATIC CLUB
For four years the Newport News High School has had one of the most
successful Dramatic Clubs among the high schools of the State. Under the
capable and invaluable direction of Mr. Clyde F. Lytle, head of the English
Department at the Keystone State Normal School, the Club produced seven
plays all by standard authors, such as Shakespeare, Moliere and Goldsmith.
They met with a welcome reception and were given the hearty support not
only of the student body but also that of the city. The annual plays in 1921
and '22 were the largest yet undertaken, and the Academy of Music was
required for such productions. The Club entirely out-grew the limited stage
THE BEACON 53
in the High School Auditorium and the plays at the Academy were put on
at a large expense for the building, draperies and costumes.
All these plays were made possible only by the efforts of Mr. Lytle, who
had considerable experience in Dramatics, but he is gone now and we must
think seriously upon the future of the Club. If it is allowed to go Without a
director, there will be no future and the Club will be a thing of the past.
On the other hand, if it is capably supervised by an experienced teacher, it
will continue its remarkable feats of the past and add to its glory. Within
a year or so the new High School will be completed. It will have a modern
stage and all equipment and the auditorium is large, seating 1500 people.
Such a place will be finely adapted to the productions of the Dramatic Club.
The future lies with the school as well as the student body, and it holds success
and failure. Shall it be failure '? No! Keep the good work going!
WHAT IS A COLLEGE EDUCATION WORTH?
At the present time there are thousands of young men of America who
are working their way through college. Nearly all of them are doing so
because they have not ready financial means, but very few do so otherwise.
Not many years ago such a thing was impossible, now it is altogether prac-
ticable. And Why? Because the manhood of America has ambition and the
undying spirit of the "go getter" that overcomes all obstacles. They are will-
ing to work for the education because they know its value is worth the efforts.
The growing tendency of the young college men is to have a "good time"
so to speak and that above everything else. That spirit is more manifest
among those who have their way paid through college. The explanation is
simply-they do not know the value of a college education. As a result the
hard earned money of fathers is being thrown to waste. The father, perhaps,
did not get the college education himself but he wanted his son to have all
the benefits he could give him and that is the son's return.
A college education is worth something, but the value is different, accord-
ing to the amount of energy expended to secure it. Do not be mistaken. It
is the college graduate who knows the value of his education that leads the
world and his fellowman. It would be a God-send and a blessing to the world,
as well as to the individual, if more young men worked their way through to
the goal of their ambition with an understanding of that which they are
54 THE BEACON
N. J. YVEBB
The month of February dawns on the High School with a vacancy in its
faculty. Mr. N. J. Webb, Athletic Director and teacher of Chemistry is
Mr. Webb is a native of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, which is just
across the historical James. He attended William and Mary College and
there received his B. A. degree in 1918. His college career was interrupted
for the period of the War, during which time he served in the Navy.
In the Fall of 1918, Mr. Webb became a member of our faculty. He took
the duties of Athletic Director and teacher of Chemistry. During his teach-
ing career he has studied Law and has been admitted to the Bar.
Mr. Webb has shown much interest in Athletics. In college he partici-
pated successfully in all phases of sports, perhaps doing his best work in foot-
ball. When he came to our school he took charge of all the High School
Athletics. For four years he has turned out remarkably successful teams in
football, basketball and baseball. His football teams have shown his work.
His teams did not suffer defeat from the beginning of his work in the Fall of
1918 until November, 1921, when Maury won from us with the score of 7 to 0.
This record of practically four years without defeat is almost unparalleled in
the history of high school football.
It is with the deepest regret that we lose Mr. Webb, and at the same time
we are sure that Newport News High School has, and does, appreciate what
its athletic mentor and faculty member has done for it. In him we lose a man
of rare parts and we know that if he pursues his practice of Law with the
same niterest and zeal that he has performed his duties while with us, he will
have an overwhelming success. Luck to you, Mr. Webb! We, the school,
are behind you,
THE BEACON 55
HARRY W. BA LDWIN
To Mr. Harry Baldwin, Physical Director of the Newport News Public
Schools, the students of the High School owe a great deal for the success
of the team. He has put forth untiring efforts and has given a great deal
of his time that the school might attain a high standard in Interscholastic
Mr. Baldwin is a native of New Jersey. He attended Lehigh Valley
Academy, Bordentown Military Academy, Seton Mall College, Columbia Uni-
versity, graduate Pittsburgh Military Training Camp, 3rd Officers' Training
School, Ist Corps School Newark Normal School for Physical Education.
He his been Director of Play Grounds, Newark, N. J., Assistant Coach,
East Side High School, Newark, N. J., Director of Athletics, St. Benedicts
Prep. School, Instructor of Physical Education, Newark Normal School, Ath-
letic Officer, 115th Infantry, U. S. A., A. E. F., member of football team,
29th Division, Company Commander, 115th Infantry, A. E. F.
Mr. Baldwin is a registered official in hocky, football, basketball, track,
and several other sports. The school is very fortunate in having such a man
to coach its teams.
56 THE BEACON
MR. WILLIAM H. BOYER
Faculty Business Advisor
Mr. Boyer is a graduate of William
and Mary, leaving that institution
in 1920. He came to the High School
last September as a teacher in the
English Department. He was made
business advisor to the Beacon and
has been very active in all school ac-
tivities, being the supervisor of both
the Philolethian and Eureka Literary
Mr. Boyer has been a friend to all
members of the graduating class and
it is with sincere regret that we leave
him behind us.
MISS GRACE WOODS
Faculy Supervisor of Journalism
Miss Woods, who is a graduate of
the University of Illinois, became a
member of the faculty of the High
School last year, teaching the 4-B
English classes and the Journalism
group. She was made director of the
Beacon and has been the champion of
the school in producing a paper that
ranks as high as any in the State.
Every one likes ner and the February
Class gives her its best wishes for
success in whatever she undertakes.
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FoR SEMESTER 1922-23
Mirror, San Francisco.
Sentinal, Los Angeles.
A cadem ion, Dover.
Washington, D. C.
Emersonion, Vlfashington, D. C.
Gulf Hi-Life, New Port Richey
Spokesman, Plant City.
Red and Black, Tampa.
Black and White, Sheridan.
lnk Pot, Green Castle.
Jeff Booster, La Fayette.
Black Hawk, Davenport.
Purple and Gray, Burlington.
Somerset Idea, Somerset.
Central Student, Detroit.
Gleam, St. Paul.
Star of the North, Virginia.
Palaris Weekly, Minneapolis.
Industrial School Times, Kearney.
Pointer, High Point.
Maroon and Gold, Elon.
Blue and Gold, Huntsville.
Poncan, Ponca City.
Bud, Parkrose Portland.
Red and Blue, Jenkintown.
The Tattler, Wilkes-Barrie.
Burleson Burr,, Greenville.
Bumble Bee, Charlottesville.
Galax School News, Galax.
Huntington Mirror, Newport News
Last Lap, Alexandria.
Norhigh News, Norton.
Wenonah War Whoop, Basic.
Bayonet, Fort Defiance.
"C, Q.", Waynesboro.
Pine Needle, Richmond.
College Topics, Charlottesville.
Flat Hat, VVi1liamsburg.
Virginia Tech., Blacksburg.
Yellow Jacket, Ashland.
Book Strap, Charleston.
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SCHOOL CHLENDHK -
September 11.-School opens with great enrollment of 900. Beacon makes
its initial appearance of the year.
September 14.-Literary Societies elect officers.
September 18.-Student Council elects officers. Hugh Brown, President,
Douglas Petty, Vice-President, and Lucile Hunnicutt, Secretary.
September 19.-Orchestra begins work under direction of Mr. Christiansen
and Mr. Neilsen. '
September 20.-Football squad holds first scrimmage.
September 29.-Newport News smothers Cape Charles 55 to 0,
October 7.-High School beats South Norfolk on a muddy field 18 to 0.
October 10.--Beacon enters "American Boy" contest.
October 13.-Friday the 13thT N. N. H. S. is defeated by Portsmouth.
October 21.-B. M. A. falls before great onslaught of the Webbmen, 15-6.
October 24.-Coach Ingram of William and Mary visits the school.
October 27.-Maury is the next victim of the Old High, 12 to G.
November 4.-Big team wins again from Petersburg 33 to 6.
November 10.-N. N. H. S. sweeps to glorious victory over ancient rivals
of Hampton, G to 0.
November 30.-John Marshall takes its first Turkey Game from the
Gold and Blue 20 to 6.
December 6.-Newport News loses Tidewater Championship to Ports-
mouth "Steam Roller," 6 to 3.
December Tf-Coach Dobson of Richmond University visits school with
December 21.-Christmas Holidays begin.
January 2.-W'ork starts again after fine vacation.
January 12.-Girls basketball team ties with Suffolk 15 to 15. 4-A's put
across drive for the Orchestra.
January 13.-Boys win first basketball game of the season from Cape
January 19.-Girls team walks all over Oceana.
January 20.kBoys t-rounce South Norfolk quint.
January 25.-Examinations begin.
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Four long, busy, yet happy years have we, the class of February '23,
spent within the walls of the Newport News High School. Years that have
been crowded with advancements, achievments, and victories, years over-
flowing with that spark of spirit that so characterizes the students of the
Walter Reed High School, that spirit which has deemed nothing hard or
During that time we have come to know Our School much better than any-
one can imagine, we have worked with her, played with her, borne her sorrows
and defeats, rejoiced in her gladness and victories. We have seen her when
she was still obscure, we have seen her rise to the foremost rank, and I can
say, to the highest rank of any school in the State of Virginia-and now-
we, having given four years of service, must depart-must leave her at the
height of success-a success to which we gave our greatest labor and fondest
hopes. We leave her now, but only in a corporal sense-for our spirit shall
forever hover over this famous "Old Brick Edificef'
We go, now, into the larger school of Life-some to college, others to
business-but we all go imbued with that great spirit which is embodied in
the "Old Gold and Dark Blue." We shall find it hard to leave, but with re-
newed courage and unending effort we shall resolve that-we shall endeavor
with all our strength and power to make our beloved High School proud-to
say the least-of us, her sons and daughters, the members of the Class of
February, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-three.
We, the graduating class, expect great things of you, who are yet to
graduate. We feel that you will not disappoint us-you will carry Newport
ever onward-you shall better our past achievements, create others and by
your untiring efforts and honest devotion keep that grand old school eve-r in
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"Can you give me a job os lloor
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"What experience have you had?l'
"Three sets of twins."
Members of the Naval Board were
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pointments to a naval college.
"Well," said an old admiral to one
of the young' youths, "what must an
officer be before he can have a fun-
eral with full naval honors?"
"Dead," answered the youth.
"Been to church this morning,
shorty ? "
"Do my clothes look like they had
been slept in?"
Landlady: "Did you ring?"
Boarder: "Yes, unfortunately I
dropped my sponge in the bath tub
and soaked up all the water, may I
have some more?"
Boy: "How often does your line
kill a man?"
Conductor: "Just once."
"Is pants singular or plural ?"
"If a man wears 'em it's plural ?"
"Well, if he doesn't?"
Fresh: "What's that bump on your
forehead ? "
Senior: "Oh, that's where a thought
"VVhy does a blush creep over a
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"If it 'ran it would kick up too much
"Where was Napoleon crowned?"
"And by whom?
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Boy: "Barber, have you ever shaved
a crazy man?"
Barber: "No, but climb in the chair.
I'll do my best."
Some sap wants to know how to
patch the inner tube in a doughnut.
"Who can tell me the National air
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"Ma, shall I say pants or trous-
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"Well, then, I think somebody had
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"What do you boys talk about after
"The same thing you girls talk
"Chl you horrid things."
"What is a modernist painter?"
"An artist who would paint Paul
Revere riding through Middlesex in
A sign in a restaurant:
"Don't make fun of our coffee, you
may be old and feeble yourself, some
Boy's Essay on the Frog
What a wonderful bird the frog are.
When he stand he sit, almost.
When he hop, he fly, almost.
He ain't got no sense hardly.
He ain't got no tail, hardly, either.
When he sit, he sit on what he ain't
Miss R. fin Frenchbz "Who can say
I have a cow?"
Felix W. fBrilliantlyl: "Je suis une
vache." fl am a cowl
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Nathan P.: "VVhat for?"
Miss W.: "For forty minutes."
"Fellow tax dodgers," began the
And that put him in-right with the
audience at the start.
"This fellow reminds me of a boat."
"Yes, every time he gets full, he
has to be bailed out."
Teacher: "What country did the Scots
Teacher: "Right What country
did the Picts settle?"
Teacher: "Give me a good example
Fresh: "My father and mother
were married the same day."
R. Edwards. "Nick ate something
that poisoned him!"
R. E.: "Not yet, but he's pretty
Young flapper. "I don't care what
the style is, I'm not going to wear my
skirts any longer."
Salesman: "Use discretion and don't
Nathan Patz: "What's the formula
for sea water, Charlie?"
Charlie Cohen: "CH2O."
Dan Patrick. "How much did that
Willie Radin: "Ten cents."
Dan Patrick: "Gee whiz, that guy
would paint a barn for a quarter."
Stude: "Which end shall I get off
Conductor: "It's all the same to
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Miss J.: "Where was the Declara-
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Between You and me
Between you and me, gentle reader
fthat's a good start, ain't it?J I
spect about the greatest commence-
ment exercises during the month of
February will be the longing to be
back in the "Old High" again, by
some of' these students who are try-
ing to convince others that they sure
will be glad to get out.
Speaking of the greatest things to
happen in the month of February, I
imagine that there will be several
great surprises among the members
of the class when they find that they
are really going to graduate.
After entering into the metaphysi-
cal profundities and after having
made a most thorough and minute ex-
amination of the matter, for it is in-
deed a broad, not to mention an intri-
cate one, I have been forced to the
conclusion that should I be allowed to
make a comment upon the works of
the world's poets, I should pronounce
them all too broadminded and deep,
in other words, I fear that they have
not delved with the lighter and more
humorous side of life as they might
have done. Now, fair reader, this is
why I have arrived at the conclusion
just mentioned. In endeavoring to
scrape up ideas about this year's Be-
tween You and Me, some one sugges-
ted that I try to put the class into a
poem ,in other words, that I take
some well known poem and insert the
names of different persons in the
class in the said poem and thus create
a diversion, but lo! search as I may
frather as I didl I could find nothing
half humorous enough to be of any
It is fast becoming a national race
between the sections of the country
as to who can have the most sensa-
tional murder. If it keeps on the
time will not be far OH when it reach-
es the High Schools of the country,
although it will certainly not be pub-
lished in the high school papers as it
is in the National ones. fThe schools
value good journalism too muchj.
What we would like to know is this:
Why hasn't some inventive mind
formed a Newspaper Syndicate, for
the work of securing the first news
of a murder, etc. In other words, how
does it happen that the newspapers
aren't offering large sums of money
to any person who contemplates com-
mitting murder, the money to be paid
in two installments, the first part on
the receipt of the particulars of the
comming murder, motive and time,
etc,, and the last installment to be
paid as soon as the murder is com-
mitted, provided the murderer has
told no other paper. I am sure it
would be found a paying investment
and would liven up the numbers im-
It will undoubtedly prove interest-
ing, to those coming back next sem-
ester, to watch the girls wearing pink
rose buds at the commencement ex-
ercises and then watch the boys, dur-
ing the remainder of the month of
The saying that you can't have a
war without it affecting the entire
world sure has proved true recently.
Even here in Newport News, we have
been having a war Kon the ratsj, and
it has proved very demoralizing to
the High School alone. In fact, the
freshmen have, of late, had quite a
haunted look on their faces since the
"War on rats" was started.
At the rate that some of the High
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School boys hang around the dance
halls it seems that instead of playing
Home, Sweet Home at the end of the
dance they should play it at the first
to call the dancers to the hall.
Does the student body want a new
High School? We'll say they do! Do
you think that the boys would have
pulled weeds for an entire day and
not have had some great motive be-
Visitor: "What does the Chaplain
Freshman. "Oh, he looks over the
student body every morning in chapel
and then prays for the college."
Cop: "Stop! Don't you know this
is a one-way street?"
Guilty One: "Well, I am only go-
ing one way, ain't I?"
Mr. Updike fto Willis Shell wear-
ing his hat in the halljz "Take oH
your hat, you're not a member of the
football team, are you?"
Pupil: "I am indebted to you for
all I know."
Teaceh: "Don't mention it, it's a
Soph: "When is a sofa not a sofa?"
Fresh: "When it's a spoon-holder."
A is for Andrews, President of our class.
B is for Blanton, a meek little lass.
C is for Cohen, whose inches are few.
D is for Daughtrey, whose number is two.
E is for Edwards, our famous class Sheik.
F stands for French, whose "Ou, La, Las" we shreik.
G is for Garris, an athletic little miss.
H is for Hilling, T. C's one hope and bliss.
I is for the Ideals, that have helped us reach our goal.
J is for Jones, a true counsellor and keeper on our roll.
K is for Kandy, which makes our girls so sweet.
L is for Levinson and Levy, a good pair and hard to beat.
M is for Massenburg, a good sport and fine guy.
N is for Nachman, a miss very pleasing to the eye.
O stands for the Zero's, we seek but never find.
P is for Patrick, Palmer and Pierce, threegentlemen of a kind.
stands for Question, We all like to ask.
is for Radin, a hercules at any task.
S is for Scoll, a maiden who qualifies in every test.
stands for our Teachers who have done their best.
U stands for our class United, strong in the past.
V is for Victory, we have accomplished at last.
W is for Wills, our cutest little dear, and
X Y Z stands for the number missing here.
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72 THE BEACON
In the Senior Class
You never hear C?J-
Margaret Chandler asking questions.
Carl Andrews giving advice.
Charlie Cohen kicking up a fuss.
Lucile Hunnicutt laughing.
Allene Miller talking in Assembly.
Lorena Hilling protesting about long
Milton Massenburg telling a joke.
Nathan Patz talking to Selma Scoll.
George Pierce making funny remarks.
Any noise at Class meetings.
Teachers calling for order.
Or see C?l-
James Palmer eating candy.
Gladys Edwards powdering her nose.
Willie Radin studying hard.
Felix Weinhold playing lazy.
Raymond Edwards with "a girl."
Ethel Davis, Catherine Blanton and
Sadie Levinson with a Latin book.
Ella Nachman coming in late.
May Parker in a good humor.
A girl with a looking glass and powder puff.
Our President mad at Class meetings.
Before and After
As the old darkey said, "A chicken
am de most usefulest animal dere be,
yo' can eat him before he am bohn'
and aftah he am dead."-Life.
Miss W.: "Why haven't you turned
in your report card?"
Mike Byrnes: "I haven't signed it
Duck: "Was that a new girl I saw
you with last night?"
Bick: "Nope, just an old one paint-
Prof. fin Biologyh: "If you examine
a dog's lungs under a microscope,
what do you find?"
Scintillating Scion of Society: "The
seat of' his pants."W I
Mr. Alexander Cin assembly iead-
ing Biblej. "And Nebuchadnezzar
said-Charlie take you feet down!"
Mistress of House: "Yes, I can
give you a job. You may gather the
eggs if you are sure you won't take
Hobo: "Youse could trust me with
anything, lady. I was manager of
a bath house for fifteen months and
never took a bath."-The Spokesman.
Irate Wife: "And how did you get
that cut on your forehead?"
Envied Gent: "Musta-hic-bit my-
I. W.: "Oh, heavens! How could
you bite yourself up there ?"
E. G.: "I guesh I musta stood on
a shair."-Monthly Chronicle.
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Newrich: "I want my portrait FROM OUR EXCHANGES
Artist: "In oils?" lst Cullud Pusson: "An' did they
Newrich: "What d'yer take me for
Olwen: "Some of the things said
over the wires are not fit to hear."
Tuldo: "You can't expect to fool
with electricity and nat get shocked."
"How can you tell that Noah made
"The kangaroo and the frog went
with hops and the bear was always
New Boarder: "NVhere's the knife
with this pie?"
Mrs. Hash Cloftilyl: "We don't
serve a knife with the pie here."
N. B.: "Well, gimme an axe then."
evah play cahds in dis yere stone
2nd Cullud Pusson: "Nuthin' else
but, niggah, an' clubs was always
The dizzy one: "Pleash shir, my
watch hash sthopped, and can you
tell me ish this Main Sth-reet or Wen-
"What is a coat of mail?"
"It's a Knight-Shirt."- Red and
He: "A kiss speaks volumes."
"She: "Are you collecting a lib-
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