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PUBLISHED BY THE
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NILES HIGH SCHOOL
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NILES PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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Board of Education
W. W. Newman, - - - President
N. H. Bacon, ---- Secretary
Mrs. F. W. Richter
Dr. W. I. Tyler J. W. Wood
O. VV. HAISLEY, A. M.
fvOIIlIIIII'2.ll Un 1'1'f'rs1'fy '17
SUI'EHIN'I'ENDICNT OF SCHOOLS
Art Editor -
The Tattler Staff
- - - Evangeline L. Bidwell
Perry F. Hoisington
- - - Seth R. Atkinson
Manager - Walter F. Myers
- - - Wilfred P. McLaughlin
- Ferne E. Lanphere, Walter J. Zabel
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HAROLD F. TAGGART, M. A.
University of California '17
A. B. Earlham College '15
HISTORY AND ECONOMICS
HILAH L. ALLEN, A. B.
University of Michigan
Western State Normal '08
MARGARET M. DURHAM, B. S
Northwestern University '16
HISTORY AND ENGLISH
VEOLA E. GIFFORD, A. B.
University of Michigan '19
HOWARD H. JACKSON
Western State Normal '12
MARY JANE KNEESHAW, B. S
University of Illinois '18
DOMESTIC SCIENCE AND ART
FERNE E. LANPHERE, A. B.
Monmouth College '16
MILDRED G. LIND
Bradley Polytechnic Institute '16
DOMESTIC SCIENCE AND ART
C. R. MACDONNELL, A. B.
Hanover College '13
FLORELLA L. MACKAY, A. B.
University of Michigan '18
LATIN AND FRENCH
Chicago Penmanship College '17
GRACE E. METZGER
Art Institute, Chicago, '16
HELEN V. MORROW
Columbia College of Expression '17
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND
EVA M. RAYFUSE, A. B.
St. Mary's College '17
University of Michigan
MARGUERITE SCHNEIDER, A. B.
University of Michigan '18
LELAND S. WALKER, A. B.
Kalamazoo College '16
DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
WALTER J. ZABEL, A. B.
University of Michigan '19
DOROTHY RUMMELE, A. B
Ripon College, '19
1920 Class Song
CTO the tune of Tulip Timej
We have come through all the years together,
All the joys and pains we've shared alike,
Through the sunny and the stormy weather
Our twelve years have led us to the light!
Memories so tender and enthralling,
Scenes that mellow with the coming years,
Always to our minds We'l1 be recalling
These that cause our gladness, not our tears!
Now we know that our class
Will in all ways surpass
Any class that has gone before.
And the goals we attain
In life's work we will owe
To our Alma Mater N. H. S.
We are glad we can say
That through all the long way
Those who've shown us
Have taught the right.
And in Time's mammoth book
When the wc-rld deigns to look
There will be all a-glowing
1920! So golden!
Painted by us at N. H. S.
-Dom Wright '20.
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"One favored by the Gods with gifts
Wisdom and beauty, virtues manifold. "
Advisory Play '19,
Basket Ball '19, '20,
Base Ball '19,
Senior Play '20,
President Class '20,
Member Board of Control."
MARGARET N. HATFIELD
H 'Tis a pleasant world to live in, a very
Junior Play '19.
Senior Play '20,
Vice-President Class '20.
Glee Club '17, '18, '19, Secretary '20.
Secretary Class '19.
Debating Team '20.
Hamiltonian Lit. '18, '19, '20,
N. H. S. H. C.
MARGARET ALICE TRASK
"The truest friend is she,
The kindest lass in doing courtesy. "
Hamiltonian Lit. '18, '20: President '19.
Glee Club '19, '20.
N. H. S. H. C.
Treasurer Class '19,
Secretary Class '20.
Publicity Manager Junior Play.
PERRY F. HOISINGTON
"Hike heart of man. is depressed with
cares, the mist is dispelled when a
woman appears. "
Hamiltonian Lit. '18, '19, '20,
Council Member '18, '19,
Editor High School Notes '18,
Business Manager Advisory Play '19,
Junior Play '19,
Senior Play '20,
Tattler Staff '20,
P irst Honor Student.
SETH R. ATKINSON
A sunny d7'S1IOSI'ff0ll the very name
Vice-president Class '18,
President Class '19,
Basket Ball '19, '20,
Vice-president Hamiltonian Lit, '19,
Tennis '18, '19,
Boys' Glee Club '18 '19,
Business Manager Junior Play '19,
Business Manager Tattler '20,
MAYME E, BAUMANN
True to herselfl true to her friends,
true to dufy always. "
H. S. Chorus '17, '18.
Hamiltonian Lit, '19,
President Advisory '20: Secretary '19.
EVANGELINE L. BIDWELL
I'd rather be little and alive than a big
dead one. "
Hamiltonian Lit, '19. '20: President '18,
Glee Club '17, '18, 'l9: President '20,
President Advisory '20,
Commercial Contest St. Joe '19,
Basket Ball '19,
N. H. S. H. C,
Editor-in-chief Tattler '20,
LUCILLE M. BARTHOLOMEW
t argue, rertainly I'm right. "
President Advisory '20: Treasurer '18, '19,
Hamiltonian Lit. '19, '20,
Glee Club 'l8. '19,
Commercial Contest St. Joe '19,
Treasurer Class '18,
N, H. S. H, C. '18,
AGNES R. BURNS
"A maid she seemed of cheerjhll yester-
days and confident tomorrows. "
H. S. Chorus '17, 'l8.
Hamiltonian Lit. '18, '19, '20,
" Yes, it's the same old story, that every-
one must know,
He added to our old H'lgh's glory, and
now he has to go."
Orchestra '19, '20.
Basket Ball '19, '20,
Glee Club '19.
Advisory Play '19.
"She has a manner all her Own."
Junior Play '19.
Senior Play '20,
Hamiltonian Lit. '18, '19: President '20.
Basket Ball '20.
"Man delights me not-no, nor woman
Secretary and Treasurer General Pershing.
W. S. S. '19,
GEORGE A. HOLTZ
Hlam not 11070-fill' pleasure. "
Asst. Stage Manager Junior Play '19.
Stage Manager Senior Play '20,
Commercial Contest St. Joe '19,
Hamiltonian Lit. '19, '20,
MILDRED I. JOHNSON
"A 111v'rry goes all the' day,
Your sud tires in ll' mile-er. "
Hamiltonian Lit. '18, 'l9.
Glee Club '17, '18, '19.
Senior Play '20.
Treasurer Advisory '19.
Basket Ball '19.
Second Honor Student.
GEORGE W. JONES
"True nmrif, like U rizfvr, file devprl' H
is fha less noise if makex. "
Parli:-imentarian Hamiltonian Lit.
'lx '19 'zo
Senior Play '20.
Glee Club '20,
"He had ll head to f'07If7'fI'P, U tongue fn
1If'I'SllCld6', and a hand to U.l'6C1lfC
fl ny n1'isc'l11'fjfi "
Junior Play '19.
SQ-niur Play '20,
Hamiltonian Lit. 'l8.i'20.
Treasurer Advisory '20,
High Svhool Chorus '18.
Contributor to Tattler-Art '19, '20. l
CECIL E. KIGER
"A light heart lives long."
Business Manager Berrien Springs Junior
Berrien Springs Base Ball and Basket Ball.
Senior Basket Ball Team '20,
"To judge this maiden righf, you 'well
must know her."
Hamiltonian Lit. 'l9.
Glee Club '20.
"She's somewhat timid in, her ways,
But surely thinks good nafu re pays."
Hamiltonian Lit. '19.
Edwardsburg Basket Ball '17,
Glee Club '20.
HENRY G. KNORR
"A solemn face he ever keeps, buf who
krzofws, still water 'runs deep."
'Gracious in her disposition. "
Hamiltonian Lit. '19: Asst. Secretary '18,
Commercial Contest St. Joe 'l9.
LORAINE I. LOUDER
'I lilfejim, I like jokes,
Bout as well as 'most folks."
Glee Club '17, '18, '19, '2O.
Basket Ball '19, '20.
Hamiltonian Lit. '18, 'l9.
Secretary and Treasurer Advisory '20.
COLLINS H. LUTH
"True wisdom, to know what is best
worth knowing and to do what is
best worth. doing. "
Basket Ball '20.
KATHRYN M. MCGUINESS
"Her heart like the moon, is always
changing, but there's always a man
in it. "
Glee Club '17, '18, '19.
Hamiltonian Lit. 'l9.
Junior Play 'l9.
KATHRYN E. MCLAUGHLIN
"A maiden good, without pretense,
Blessed with 'reason and common sense. "
Hamiltonian Lit. '18, '19,
Glee Club '17, '19,
WILFRED P. MCLAUGHLIN
"A jolly goodfellow with a 'ready wit,
Full ofthe tliclfens and good intentions. "
Hamiltonian Lit, '18, '19, '20,
Advisory Play '19.
Junior Play '19.
Art Contributor Tattler '19,
Art Editor Tattler '20.
Vice-president Advisory '20.
Art Director Junior Plays '18, '19.
PHYLLIS E. MASON
"Quiet and sincere, with success as her
main object. "
Girls' Glee Club '17, 18.
Secretary and Treasurer English Club, Bay
City Western, '18,
"She is gentle, she is sly, but the're's
mischiefin her eye."
High School Chorus '16, '17.
Hamiltonian Lit. '17, '18.
"FOTfuI18 smiles on some jbllrs
WALTER F. MYERS
'He is the metal proven, in the fest."
Assistant Stage Mana er Junior Play '
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Stage Manager Advisory Play '19.
Glee Club '2U.
Hamiltonian Lit. '18, '19, '20.
Electrician Senior Play '20,
Tattler Staff '20.
seems to elope with others. "
Basket Ball '20,
Hamiltonian Lit. '18.
Junior Play '19.
Advisory Play '19.
Glee Club '18.
Commercial Contest St. Jne '19,
N, H. S. H. C.
'The true secret QfSllf'C8SS is constancy
qfpurpose. ' '
Commercial Contest St. Joe '19.
Hamiltonian Lit. '18, '19, '20.
Basket Ball '20.
.5 e las won golden opinionsjl-onz
sorts ofpeople. "
Treas, Class '18,
Hamiltonian Lit. '18, '19: Secretary '18.
Glee Club '17, '18, '19, '20.
N. H, S. H. C.
Art Contributor Tattler '19,
President Advisory '20: Secretary '19.
RALPH W. POWER
"All great minds are dead, and I don't
feel well myself "
Hamiltonian Lit. '18, '19, '20.
Vice-president Advisory '20.
Commercial Contest St. Joe '19.
MAXINE E. ROACH
"So long as you are yourself your
friends will be content."
Glee Club '17, '18, '19, '20.
Hamiltonian Lit. '18, '19.
Commercial Contest St. Joe '19,
ROBERT G. ROWLEY
"A willing, kind, and good hearted
Orchestra '19, '2O.
Junior Play '19.
Senior Play '20,
Orchestra N. D. H. S.
n Room N. D. H. S..
"What's the matter if the world goes
She has the happy gzft,
To see the good that's in the way
And give the rest a lift."
Glee Club '17, '20.
Hamiltonian Lit. '19, '20.
Art Contributor Tattler '19, '20.
A'Hf'l'f'lS 10 the girl with cz heart and
smile, who makes fire bubble Qf'I11fle
Literary Society '18, '19.
Junior Play 'ISL
Captain Junior and Senior Basket Ball
Vice-president Advisory '19.
H. S. Chorus 'l8.
Hiking Club '18.
FLORENCE E. WALTER
"Sent by some good spirit to do mortals
good. ' '
Hamiltonian Lit, '18, '19.
CECIL M. WEISER
' 'She gives her tongue no moments resf. "
H. S. Chorus '17.
Hamiltonian Lit. '18, '19.
Hiking Club '17.
LAURA E. WHITESIDE
"Droll and witty. withal is she,
Yet good sense along with ivif,
You see. "
Vice-president Class '17, '19.
Girls' Basket Ball '18.
Treasurer of Tennis Association '19,
President Girls' Glee Club '19,
Hamiltonian Lit. '20,
Secretary Board of Control '20.
Senior Play '2O.
"I know she taketh. 'most delight in music,
znstruvnents and poetry. "
Glee Club '17, '18, '20, Secretary '19,
Junior Play '19.
Senior Play '20.
Hamiltonian Lit.'19,'20: Vice-president '18.
Vice-president Jacobsonian Club '19,
N. H. S. H. C. 'l8.
Basket Ball '18, '20.
"Where sweetness of mind and goodness
are mingled. "
High School Chorus '18.
Hamiltonian Lit. '18.
N. H. S. H. C. '18.
Treasurer Advisory '20.
Colors. . . ........ ....... O ld Rose and Silver
Flower. . . ....................... Kilarney Rose
Motto .................. "Out of school life into life's school"
Advisors.Hilah H. Allen, Margaret M. Durham, Walter J. Zabel
History of Class of Twenty
It was in the fall of '17 that we, the largest, most erudite group
of freshies ever known, slowly entered Niles High, gazing fearfully
at the sophomores, wonderingly at the juniors and reverently at the
seniors. Not being initiated into the mysteries of the several corri-
dors and many recesses, we wandered aimlessly about until directed
to the respective wardrobes by some obliging senior who kindly es-
corted us from there to the assembly room. We finally became ac-
customed to the regime imposed upon us by the faculty and, after
the period of hazing, we really enjoyed our new environment. With
the aid of the rest of the school, we had a pleasant freshman year.
We elected our officers and pondered over our lessonsg the school
entertained us at a Hallowe'en party and various other social func-
The next fall we returned grateful that we would no longer be
the butt for all jokes since we had safely evolved from freshmen
into the "all-powerful sophomores." As this was the first year we
had had a chance to show our initiative we made the most of it. We
formed the nucleus for the Hamiltonian Literary Society and have
watched it develop from its embryonic stage into an aggressive ma-
turity. We also gave an unforgetable "Hard Times" party to which
the entire school was invited. Besides our scholastic attainments,
several of our boys Won their "N's".
The following fall we re-entered school with a great sense of
importance and worth, but it did not take the faculty long to dis-
illusion us. 1Early in the year, after choosing our class officers, we
selected our class rings. Shortly after this Mrs. White chose the
cast for our play, "A Scrap of Paper," and practice started at once.
You all remember it plainly, do you not? Dora Wright as Zenobie,
Howard Kendrick as Brisemouche and Wilfred McLaughlin as Ana-
tole. We entertained the cast at a delightful banquet immediately
after the last presentation. Then, on June sixth, we entertained the
seniors and school board at the Junior Banquet, which was followed
by the Junior Hop.
In the fall of 1919 we came back to school with a very different
feeling than we had anticipatedg we realized that it was our last
year in good old Niles High and that in a few short months we
would pass from its halls forever. We, therefore, began immediately
to apply ourselves with the determination of getting out of it all
possible. Soon we held a meeting for the purpose of starting our
annual. We gave a party to the entire high school in which we
broke all precedents and hired a real "ho-nest to goodness" orchestra.
We took it upon ourselves to present a senior play, presenting "All
of a Sudden Peggy," the eighth and ninth of April. The "Tatt1er,"
which was published in May, speaks for itself. The juniors enter-
tained us at the annual banquet and hop, and now We are in the
midst of graduation. We are sorry to leave Niles High because we
love itg we are glad to do so in that We are one step nearer our life's
goal. We are proud to have been students of Niles High and shall
try to reflect nothing but honor and glory upon our Alma Mater.
We seniors loved to hear the bell
That called us from our sleep.
For many years we've heard its call
To launch out in the deep.
That bell will ring for us no more,
Four happy years are o'er.
The curtain rises on a scene
Not shown to us before.
But now we hear another bell
That calls to ports unknown.
This bell of life now calls to us
To make its message known. t
Then shall we be content to sit
And say 'twas not for us?
Or place our shoulders to the task
We know was meant for us?
-G. A. H. '20.
We, the class of 1920, city of Niles, state of Michigan, being
four years removed from the stage of freshmen and many years
remote from our dotage and realizing that the time is close when we
must leave our Alma Mater for a world of less enjoyment and ease,
do hereby publish and proclaim this our last will and testament.
First, unto Niles High, we bequeath the space occupied by our
self-importance with the firm belief that it should be adequate to
house the unassuming freshmen, however numerous, until a new
building shall be erected.
Second, unto the faculty, we contribute the pennies found in the
joke box to tide them over while they are waiting for their bonus.
Third, unto the juniors, we will the privilege of giving a senior
Fourth, unto the sophomores, we will the right of becoming jun-
iors next year if they try hard enough.
Fifth, unto the freshmen, we will the privilege of being both
seen and heard.
Unto Julia Miars, we will a copy of Peg Hatfield's instructions
"Vamping a la mode," on the condition that she pass it on to her
friend, Frances Stafford.
Unto Carl Bohleber we will a patent milking machine so that
occasionally he can stay in town without saying, "No, I have to go
Upon Kathryn Lardner we bestow the position of head Latin in-
structor of Niles High.
Unto Homer Shoop we donate all the books and treasures accu-
mulated in the desk of a certain senior girl as a partial remedy for
lonesomeness next year.
Upon Rosabell Moor we bequeath a graduation certificate so that
she may take flight upon the wings of matrimony.
Unto our own Jimmy we will the right to substitute for Mr. Tag-
gart giving announcements during said Harold Francis Taggart's
Unto Margaret Visel we grant a position as James' private secre-
tary, her chief duty being to entertain James.
Unto Genevieve Messinger we extend our sympathies and con-
cede her the right to remain away from every basket ball game next
year out of sheer loneliness.
Unto Richard Tormey we tender our best wishes that he may
soon wear a West Point cadet suit.
Upon Edward Forbes we will a steady companion so that he will
not be so popular among the opposite sex.
Unto Ina Kellogg we will the position of chief cook at the
Wholesale Pie Plant, the position having been given her through Miss
Lind's recommendation of her lemon pies.
Unto dainty Rose Garrett we will a box of rouge and powder
that her blushes may be made permanent.
Unto Phyllis Pease we will a position on the staff of the Poka-
gon Polytechnic Institute.
Unto Beatrice Phillips, Mamie wills her stand-in with Miss
Unto Donald Brooks we will the captaincy of next year's debat-
Unto Joe McGuiness, the tiny, we bequeath some stilts. Pur-
pose: to avoid stepping on him.
Unto Bill Griffith, Bill Champion wills some of his height as the
two Bills will perhaps mix well.
Unto Oliver Lee, "Skinny" Powers wills a little of his ease in
Unto unassuming Trella Rough we will a bright red sash that
she may at least be seen when wanted.
Unto Amanda Reum, Gladys leaves her sisterly advice and ad-
Unto Stella Hammond and Thelma Smith, we will a limited for
Unto Jack Spansail we will the task of defeating John Cleven-
ger's team next year.
And unto his brother Walt the job of first assistant to Jack.
Unto Deborah Benjamin, "Midge" wills a little of her speed in
Unto Hazel Mutz we will the right to loaf after the strenuous-
ness of the present year.
Unto Florence Jarm, Florence Walter offers to give instructions
as to how to obtain a military carriage.
Unto Bernice Brown we award the honor of becoming a full-
Upon Heath Calvin we bestow the right to remain a junior up
to the moment of graduation.
Unto Clella Gerold, Maxine Roach agrees to part with her excess
supply of giggles. f
Unto Ellen Merritt we grant a position as Edward Forbes' lead-
Unto Greta McNab and Verna Whalen We will two young men
preferably of the Notre Dame variety and Collins says that they must
Lastly: We do hereby appoint as executor of this, our last will
and testament, and of our estate, the Junior Class. In witness
whereof, we have hereunto set our hand and seal this sixth day of
June, of the year A. D. one thousand nine hundred and twenty.
Per Gladys Reum,
Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Help enrich the milkman
And grocer, understand?
Little dabs of powder,
Little spots of paint
Make a girl look beautiful
When she really ain't.
Little bits of smiling,
Little bits of kisses,
And the clever Miss
Soon becomes a Mrs.
Little slabs of planked steak,
Little hunks of pie,
Little soups and salads-
Little shoes so dainty,
Milady's fo-ot adorns,
And then come little troubles
Widely known as "corns."
Five Years Later
Scene :-Breakfast room of Mr. and Mrs. Kendrick about 9 a. m. Mr.
Kendrick seated at the breakfast table, impatient over the
non-appearance of his young bride, formerly Eleanor Peter-
son. Eleanor rushes in very apologetic.
Eleanor: Good morning, dear. Have you been waiting long?
Howard Ccausticallylz No, not very long-ahem-only about three-
quarters of an hour.
Eleanor: I'm awfully sorry but you see I just had to finish my pa-
per on "My Experiences as an African Missionary." I promised
to give it tomorrow before Sister Bartholomew's class at the
Holy Cross Convent. You know, Howard, it strikes me funny
yet every time I think of our Lucille's being in a convent. But
then-anyway I got so interested in my paper that I scarcely
heard the breakfast bell. I just seemed to be carried back to
those dear little negro babies so ignorant of the Bible. I used
to just love to teach the dear little things about "Moses in the
Bulrushesf' They were so eager to learn.
CEnter the maid, Laura Whiteside, hands Howard a note.
Howard's face clouds as he reads aloudzj
Howard: "Impossible to assist you at the pavilion this p. m. Am
not feeling well. Dr. Jones called this a. rn. Says teaching
dancing is too strenuous. Advises more rest.
CStormingJ. Oh, hec! I guess I'll have to have a new assistant
if she can't keep up the pace. She knows very well that Mar-
garet Alice Trask is opening up a new pavilion in Pickle Park
and has hired that man Gates to teach dancing. If my pavilion
here in Island Park has got to compete with all that, I guess I'll
just have to tell her I'll get a new assistant. Why doesn't she
get some one besides that quack of a George Jones to doctor her?
CPicks up the paper, glances through want ads quickly.
Just then the telephone rings.J
Hello. Oh, is that you Miss Wright? Why, yes, of course.
You know very well I'm depending on you for the orchestra this
Eleanor Crushing upj: Is that Dora? I want to speak with her.
CTakes receiver from Howard.l
Have you heard the latest, Dora? I just now glanced at the
morning paper and who do you suppose has gone and got spliced
now? Lorraine Lauder and Mr. Steiner. You didn't? No,
neither did I. Everyone expected Lorraine to pick off J. P.
Morgan, being his private secretary and all. And they didn't
even know she was acquainted with Mr. Steiner. Well, Howard
says to be sure and be at the pavilion at 8 o'clock sharp.
Listen, Howard, can you let me have some money this morn-
ing? I have an appointment with the new modistes, Vera and
Lucille Kitron, and want to advance a little on some clothes I
am having made.
Howard: Certainly, dear. Will S200 do?
CHis mind still intent on his search in the paper for a
new assistant. Suddenly his face lights up.D
Pete, don't you want to go to the circus this afternoon? I see
that Ringling Bros. is in town and, say, is it possible that our
Peggy of the class of 1920 is the girl spoken of in this adver-
tisement? It reads: "Peggy Hatfield in a neat tight little cos-
tume performs miracles on the trapeze." We surely must go.
Eleanor: All right, Howard, I'll be ready at 2:30. That makes me
think-I've got to look up some of my old French books for
Agnes Burns. She's teaching French at Niles High now and
wants to borrow them to use as reference books.
Howard Ctaking a last hurried glance over the paperjz Oh, a wed-
ding announcement. Listen, Pete, Mr. and Mrs. Repine an-
nounce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Cora, to Seth Atkin-
son, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Atkinson. Miss Repine formerly
held a good position at the Rowley and Champion Capsule Fac-
tory, packing "pills." They will take up their residence in this
city as the groom holds a lucrative position as delivery boy on
the Merchant's Delivery. Both Mr. and Mrs. Atkinson are
graduates of Niles High. Their many friends wish them both
Eleanor: My goodness gracious, Howard, is that really in the pa-
per? Isn't that startling? Well anyhow that accounts for
Lucille's joining that convent.
Laura: Ma'am, there's an agent at the door. And please, ma'am,
he's Collins Luth who graduated in 1920. He's selling the book
he wrote, "My Ten Days in Mars." Should I show him in?
Eleanor: For goodness sakes do. Well, what do you know about
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Scene: Living-room of the Kendrick's. Howard and Eleanor enter
as Laura shows Collie in.
Howard Cshaking hands and almost wringing Collie's arm oifjz Well,
this is a jolly good surprise now. So you're around trying to
sell your book, eh? Hc-w long you been at it?
Eleanor: Don't monopolize Collie, Howard. I haven't had a chance
even to shake hands with him.
CGrasps Collie's hand.J
I'm so glad to see you.
CAside to Howard: Do be careful. You are saying
the wrong thingj
So you've written a book, Collie. Now isn't that fine. What is
Collins: Why I call it "My Ten Days in Mars." Don't look so flat-
teringly upon me. It isn't much but you see I'm not trying to
amass a great fortune. I'm giving my life in the interests of
educating the public and just now Mars is the thing, of course.
Eleanor: But Collie weren't you the least mite afraid going up
there? I'd be scared silly.
Collie Cvisibly pufiing upb: Oh, not a bit. You see that elevator
Henry Knorr invented was perfectly safe and besides you are
pulled up there so quickly that you scarcely know what has hap-
pened. Oh, say, I met Walter Myers on the coast the other day.
Walt's getting to be some guy. He's diving for a specimen of
deep sea fish for Ruth Hamilton who is devoting her life trying
to find out how these poor fish stay under water so long without
drowning. A weird hobby, don't you think?
Eleanor: But you don't mean to say that Ruth Hamilton is still
Ruth Hamilton, do you? Did you say Hamilton?
Collins: Yes, I said Hamilton. And say by the way what has be-
come of my old friend, Charles Mason? I haven't heard from
him since I left Niles. I'd like to know how the old boy is. He
and I used to be great pals.
Eleanor: Oh, Charles. He's a millionaire now. He bought out
the Club and has made his everlasting fortune. Wilfred Mc-
Laughlin has a good job making ham-sandwiches for him.
Howard: And I'll bet I can tell you another that will startle you
too. I stopped at "52" last night to get a hair-cut and guess
who has just bought it out. Perry Hoisington and George
Holtz! They are running in competition to the Club. Isn't
that astonishing? They think they can increase their business
by getting lady barbers so they've hired Kathryn McLaughlin
and Mamie Baumann. Isn't that rich?
Collins: Well, well, the surprises on Mars are nothing compared
to all these. Jolly, I wish I could stick around and get all the
news, but I must be going. I have an appointment at eleven
o'clock with Harold Herkimer. He's going to show me some
new Fords. I may buy one to deliver my books in. Good-bye,
Pete. Good bye, Howard.
Howard Ccalling after himb: Wish you didn't have to go so soon.
Drop in again and maybe I'll buy your book.
Eleanor: Howard, can't you ever say the right thing?
Howard: Why, of course, I can. What is the matter with that?
I haven't time to listen though nc-w. I must be going. Good-
bye, dear. I have an appointment to give private lessons to
Ralph and his wife, formerly Lucile La Ponte. They say Ralph
is getting very influential in Wall street now.
Eleanor: All right, Howard, Ralph has stepped up the ladder some
hasn't he? CRises and kisses husband good-byej. I shan't be
home for lunch, dear, I am going out with Evangeline Bidwell.
She's soliciting for an orphan's asylum which she founded not
long ago. Don't forget to hurry home to dinner. I have some
guests, that will be a surprise for you.
CExit Howard. Eleanor rings bell. Laura enters.D
Eleanor: Will you send the cook in, please?
Laura: Yes, ma'am.
QEnter Kate McGuiness.D
Kathryn: Did you send for me, ma'am.
Eleanor: Yes, Kate. You can have the evening off. I have some
very special guests this evening and I have hired Cecil Kiger to
cater. Here, give him this menu when he comes.
Scene: The dining room of the Kendrick home. The dinner course
has just been removed.
Eleanor Cpouring the cc-Heel: Now don't you think it was jolly,
Howard, that I Went to the matinee yesterday at the Strand
Opera? I might never have known the girls were in town.
Howard: Jolly, I should say.
Phyllis: And did you tell Howard, Eleanor, that Cecil Weiser and
Esther Montgo-mery gave a ballet dance as the first vaudeville
Howard: So? No, the first I'd heard it. Wonderful. My, we're
getting on. What is the next piece of news?
Eleanor: Why, the girls themselves, of course. I've fairly bitten
c-ff my tongue to keep from asking them about themselves so
we could hear it all together just this way. Now do tell us
everything exciting that has happened to you since commence-
ment days, three-no it's five years ago, isn't it? CTurning to
her rightj. Let's begin with Flo. And remember, my dear,
Florence: I'm afraid you are going to be woefully disappointed.
Why, this is the most exciting time I've had for some time com-
ing back to Niles and seeing everybody. You see 1've been
traveling with Kathryn Zimmer's Medicine Show ever since I
left High and this last yea-r the company made a small fortune,
so you see this is my little holiday.
Eleanor: Medicine Show. That doesn't sound prosaic. You just
must tell us more about it. But I think I see a story gleaming
from Phyllis' eye, so don't keep us in suspense any longer, my
Phyllis: Really, Eleanor, I'm sorry but I fear we are proving disap-
pointing guests, for I haven't many thrills either. I've been in
the Kalamazoo Asylum for five years now-oh, working of
course--and you know lunatics do get to be a bit of a bore
after a time. It's the salary that keeps me and besides-well,
this is my little secret, but years ago I read the most charming
little romance of a man who pretended to be insane. You can
finish the story-but somehow the men have been such a dis-
Eleanor: What an original idea, though.
Phyllis: But I do really have a bit of news. I was in South Bend
last week and lunched at a Mandarin Inn. Everything was so
oriental and charming. What do you suppose was my surprise
to find that Gertrude Steck was the proprietress?
CGeneral exclamation of ohs and ahs.D
Eleanor: Now, Maxine, do tell us about yourself.
Maxine: About myself? I can't plead exactly a dull existence. It
has been a gay life I've led with Gladys Reum's Jazz Band but
when it comes to thrills, I haven't a one to tell you. I did
have a thrill this afternoon though, when I passed the new
Niles High. Don't you wish we could all go back for a week?
I wonder, though, if they have as good times as we used to.
fMildred Johnson '20,
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Dissertation Upon Being a junior
With all deference to the mighty state of seniordom, if there
is any compensation for having endured the toleration accorded to
the freshmen and having survived the precarious existence which
is the lot of the sophomore, it is the unalloyed bliss of being a
junior. Behold your junior! He has not the fugitive air of your
freshman. Neither has he the harassed brow of your sophomore,
anxious to assert his superiority over the freshman. Nor yet has
he the complacent torpor of your senior, surfeited with his own
esteem. See him in the corridors. He treads the airy paths of
assured security. None question him. Your freshman is under
the constant eye of the faculty. He must be pruned and trimmed
of childish tendencies and made meet for high school dignities.
Your sophomore must steer his craft between the ever-threatening
Scylla of flunking and the perilous Charybdis of being canned. Of
all who climb diploma-Wards, he is the least certain of graduation.
But only let him guide his bark into the tranquil waters of junior-
dom and, forthwith, he finds himself in the haven of assured rep-
utation With the faculty. Soft Lydian airs render him oblivious to
all the jar and discord about him. Before him faculty, seniors,
juniors, and freshmen merge into an inconsequential mass. He
graces the assembly with his serene aloofness. He views the pro-
gress of the seniors, pampered and prodded on by an over1y-anx-
ious faculty, but without envy. He eyes the turmoil of senior ac-
tivities with careless aloofness. He pursues the even tenor of his
way. Consider this our junior. Is he not of all rare fellows
most to be envied?
None knew him but to love him,
None named him but to praiseg
He named no one to love him,
He named no one to praiseg
He sang his own great glory
Throughout his junior days.
He looked with scorn on freshmen,
And e'en on sophomores too:
He cast the eye of pity
On teachers tried and true,
This high and mighty junior
Who never got his due.
But when the lofty senior
This junior comes to be,
He'l1 be the petted darling
Of all the facultyg
And so conceited juniors
There'll never cease to be.
Class Colors. ..
President .... .
Yellow and White
Class Advisors .,...,.....................................
.. ' ' d G. Lind, Mary Jane Kneeshaw, B. C. Macdonnell
. . . . . .Florence Jarm
.. . ...Amy Martin
Production Achieves Success
AT HICH SCHOOL OPERA HOUSE
fSpecial to Tattler-H. S. Correspondentj
Before the largest audience ever assembled to witness any pro-
duction in our growing city the drama, "The Unfinished Round," was
most successfully presented. The play is in three acts and repre-
sents three of the most important transitions in the life of two alle-
gorical characters, Mr. and Mrs. Class Junior. There are innumer-
able other characters of more or less importance, such as Mr. and
Mrs. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Sofo Moore and Mr. and Mrs. Class Senior.
The latter characters appear only in the first act. The histrionic
ability displayed by the entire cast in bringing out these transitions
and the naturalness characterizing the production throughout, held
the audience spell-bound from beginning to end.
To the accompaniment of soft music the curtain rises upon a
large hall the color scheme of which is green. Through a center
door, leading from a room a grade lower, come two young people, in-
experienced, awe-struck at the size of the hall yet reflecting a radi-
ance of reverent happiness. They are cordially greeted by the occu-
pants of the hall, Mr. and Mrs. Moo-re and two other couples who
disappear from the scene in the course of the next two acts. In this
act, as in the two succeeding acts, by a series of rapid changes and
electrical illusions, the audience is realistically carried along with
the actors through a Hallowe'en party, an informal dance, a Valen-
tine party and is occasionally diverted by the private activities of
some separate groups, for instance, a wienie roast on the banks of
a river. The curtain descends upon a scene wherein all the char-
acters are assembled to witness the presentation of diplomas to Mr.
and Mrs. Class Senior.
In the second act we see the characters placed in a large study.
They have become accustomed to their new surroundings and their
care-free demeanor has yielded place to an expression of deep con-
cern for their mental welfare. A scholarly atmosphere prevails
throughout this act and only two or three times do the hero and
heroine engage in the festivities going on around them. Such was
the wonderful acting that when the curtain descended everyone felt
the change in the characters caused by their deeply concentrated de-
votion to study.
The entire audience gasped with surprise when the curtain rose
upon the third act. The setting was a large hall whose general color
scheme was purple. The characters in this act retained all the air
of learning imbibed in the second act but in addition they had re-
gained some of their youthful gaiety of the first act. During this act
they take the leading part in the many festivities which are shown
including a Hallowe'en party, a most successful dancelgiven by Mr.
and Mrs. Class Senior and as a grand finale there is a wonderful
banquet scene at which both Mr. and Mrs. Class Senior and Mr. and
Mrs. Class Junior take leading parts. This is followed by a magnif-
icent ball given by Mr. and Mrs. Class Junior and just as the clock
strikes twelve the curtaindescends upon a surprised, entranced and
well pleased audience.
After the performance the author, having been called before the
curtain, stated that he had stopped working on the production at the
point reached at the end of the play, because it was so very evident
that in the case of such a happy and learned couple as Mr. and Mrs.
Class Junior, only a happy future could be possible.
Oh! Geometry, 'tis of thee,
Most horrid thing to meg
Of thee I rave.
Book of such mystic signs,
Farfetched and rambling lines,
I knowledge crave.
I study late at night
While midnight oil burns bright
With thee alone.
I cram thee in my mind
And pour o'er all I find,
I learn thee line by line,
Till my eyes moan.
But next day at review
They flee, as such things do,
To the unknown.
I jumble things all up,
Mr. Zabel fills my cup,
The ninth hour class is up
To you, poor bone.
-Agnes Bums '20,
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There once was a teacher named Walker
Who was considered a very good talker,
The least of his jokes
Produced chuckles and chokes,
This jolly young talker named Walker.
There is a lad named Slater,
Who each morning is a bit later,
So some day soon
He'll get here at noon,
This lazy lad named Slater.
There is a teacher Mackay,
Whose lessons the pupils dismayg
In Latin and French
They long for a trench
To hide from the verbs, so they say.
There is a boy called Connie,
Who is decidedly bonnieg
This nice little boy
Always has some toy
To amuse every Jimmie and Jonnie.
A difficult name has Miss Allen,
The only rhyme for it is gallong
But if she should change,
We might easily arrange
A limerick, I know, on Miss Allen.
There is a certain Miss Gifford
Whose dreams from the present have differed
Perhaps on the stage
She'd have been quite the rage,
But fate settled things for Miss Gifford.
There was a model "tin Lizzie",
Whose speed made Martin quite dizzyg
When he took out a girl
For a mad little whirl,
The air all round them was dizzy.
There is a hammer artist named Jackson,
Who plans and saves for a Saxon,
The least of his joys
Are hammers and boys,
But he endures for the sake of the Saxon.
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Sophomore Class Roll
F. Wilbur Sargent
Raymond K. Smith
Class Colors .................,.....,............. Blue and White
Class Advisors .................................,...........
lllarguerite Schneider, Veola E. Gifford, Leland S. Walker
President ....... ................... .... . I ohn Burke
Vice-President .... .... K athryn Bela
Secretary ....... .. Ollie Steiner
Treasurer . .. . . . Marie Frizzo
A Tale of Two Years
YEAR THE FIRST
Listen, ye people, and ye shall cheer
For the gay lads and lassies of whom ye shall hear.
'Twas the ninth of September and blue was the sky
When sixty young freshies first entered Niles High.
Their color was green, though folks still repeat
That in readin' and writin' they couldn't be beat.
"Katy" Bela, the tiny, as everyone knows,
For the high place of president we soon chose.
John Burke, thereupon, 'twas readily seen,
Was the staff big and brawny on which she could lean.
The next two positions were vested in oneg
Guy was the boy by whom this duty was done.
The colors they chose were old rose and gray,
An odd combination, as many would say.
Social life they disdained but two parties they gave,
'Twas determined by all that their energy they'd save,
For studying their lessons which, of course, were so dear.
With regret they left school as vacation drew near.
YEAR THE SECOND
When next year they started to play and to work
They then determined never to shirk
The hard times- or trouble which to them would come.
'Twould be easy for part though harder for some.
Now each one of this class is great in his Wayg
His fame is remembered for many a day.
Jack and John are presidents true,
Some have but one but we have had two.
Russell and Harry and two or three more
Are truly sharks on the basket ball floor.
There's Marie, oft called "Jackie," who's second to none
In guarding a senior when a game's to be won.
Now Zelda's right there when you call for a songg
Galli Curci may sometime take her along.
Gilbert and Gertrude are both on a par,
Each is a "sophie" and each is a star.
Katherine Shouder, Ethel Cooper no one could outshine.
Margaret Garrett, and Ceretto come next in the line.
These are but a few of this most worthy of classesg
This tale of two years of so-me gay lads and lassies.
-Mae Marr '22
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Freshman Class Roll
Carrie Maude Forrest
Class Colors. ..
Violet and Gold
Rummele, Ferne E. Lanphere, Howard H. Jackson
.... Gladys McCoy
Secretary and Treasurer . .. . . Nellie Smith
Class of Twenty-Three
Oh, we are the numerous freshies,
Good morning and how do you do?
We came all the way, the other day
From everywhere to you.
We all are so very pestiferous
We never a bit do learn,
But play away the live-long day
Throughout this wonderful term.
September the second in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred
and nineteen, there entered the sacred portals of the Niles Temple
of Knowledge, the most noticeable and least vernal freshman class
in the history of the aforesaid institution, namely the class of
twenty-three. The superiority of the class was proved by their good
judgment in choosing that old tried and honored combination, violet
and gold, instead of the usual pink and green to which all freshmen
are addicted. Why, even the upper classmen conceded the super-
iority of the class by refusing to haze its members. We are all not-
able but the most renowned are: Jonnie and Hank, who shine in the
athletic fieldg Catherine Jeifersoii, our literary candle, and DeMott
Fisk, otherwise known as A. December the fifth, we had a mock
track-meet for We, Ourselves and Us, to get acquainted with each
other. The two sides, violet and gold, struggled long and hard, but
the gold was victorious. Surely you will agree with me, the faith-
ful historian, that the class of twenty-three is notable both for size
To you who have seen all our pranks,
A merry good-bye every oneg
For tormenting you the Whole year through
Was such very delightful fun.
And though we all were so fresh.
And our greenness was rather set,
Happy are we and gay we be,
For we'll be seniors yet.
-Josephine Wilkinson '23,
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Hamiltonian Literary Society
Ruth Hamilton ....... .....
Lucille Bartholomew .. .
Katherine Lardner . ..
Amy Martin . ..
. . . . . President
. . . . . . Secretary
Margaret Alice Trask
Hamiltonian Literary Society
The Hamiltonian Literary Society was organized during the win-
ter of 1918 under the supervision of Mrs. O. W. Haisley, who was at
that time teaching English in the Niles High School. In the begin-
ning it happened that the society was composed only of lower class-
men so that it was thought best to limit the membership to freshmen
and sophomores, but as the charter members rose from class to class,
they could not find it in their hearts to leave behind the Hamiltonian,
so that another society, the Lambda Sigma, was organized to take
care of the lower classmen. At the present time, the society is made
up of juniors and seniors.
Early in the school year, students interested in the society came
together and held an election of officers, after which the chairmen
of the regular committees were appointed as follows: music, Dora
Wrightg argumentation, Ralph Power, declamation, Laura White-
sideg and dramatics, Lucille Bartholomew.
These committees have had charge of the meetings and have fur-
nished a number of entertaining and worth-while programs. The ar--
gumentation committee opened the year's work with two debates on:
"Should the United States Adopt Universal Military Training?" The
music committee gave a varied program of vocal and instrumental
numbers that was greatly enjoyed.
At c-ne of the meetings of the society, the dramatic committee
presented a delightful pantomime which was featured by the acting
of our talented Howard Kendrick. Miss Gifford consented to enter-
tain the society with a dramatic reading, "The Day of Judgment,"
which was greatly enjoyed. The art committee presented a program
at which time Gladys Reum, with the assistance of other members,
improved our knowledge of the art to be found in the Art Institute
of Chicago. Among the pictures studied were "The Windmill" by
Ruysdael, "The Dance of the Nymphs" by Corot, and "The Prophets"
by Guidi. At another meeting of the society, a mock district school-
meeting was held under the direction of George Jones, our parlia-
Two other meetings are yet to be held this year. At one of
these a debate will take place. The Lambda Sigma Literary Society
has accepted our challenge to debate the question,"Shallthe Irish be
Given Conunete Independence?H T1us debate pronuses a very good
contest. To complete the year in proper style, a picnic will be held
in the near future.
-R. P. '20.
Lambda Sigma Literary Society
President ........ .,........... ..... A d elia Bird
Vice-President .... ........ D avid Bennett
Secretary .... .. . . . . . ........... Violet Housan
Treasurer... .................. Carrie Maude Forrest
John Burke Carrie Maude Forrest Ruth Kinney
Wilma Asmus Frederick Fisher Mae Marr
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Lambda Sigma Literary Society
We, of the Lambda Sigma Literary Society, came together in the
fall to elect officers, appoint committees and welcome a goodly num-
ber of freshmen into our midst. In order to-gather a little momen-
tum, we decided to make our first program an advertiser so we put
on a comedy, "Perplexing Situation," with the following cast:
Mr. Middleton ................ ....... H erbert Goodling
Mrs. Middleton ................... ...Mary Williams
Tom Middleton Ctheir sonJ ......... ..... W ilbur Sargent
Jessie Middleton feldest daughterj ...... Glenice Woodward
Sue Middleto-n Csecond daughterl ........... Kathryn Bela
Lucy Fair Ca niecej ................ .... E ileen Graham
Mrs. Nosie Ca neighborl .... .... ..... G l adys McCoy
Mary flrish servantj .......... ............ R uth Condon
Fritz Crnan-of-all-workj ..................... Alden Bayles
Uncle Epitumas ibrother of Mr. MiddletonJ ..........
After this the various committees had charge of the programs.
The debating committee gave a debate on the question: "Should stu-
dent government be adopted in Niles High School?" The affirmative
won. The debating committee is to appear again in answer to a
challenge from the Hamiltonian Society to debate the question:
"Should Ireland be given complete independence?" The dramatic
committee presented a clever program of tableaux, representing well-
knc-wn poems, and a short farce, "A Modern Maude Muller." The
original committee proved their ability to edit a high school news-
paper, should o-ccasion ariseg their fashion department of recent
styles in Niles High, their want ads, and sports pages proved very
amusing. The music committee, too, contributed to the success of
the year's programs.
Just now we are anticipating the loss of many of our strongest
members who will become juniorsg we shall feel their loss but we
are proud to send them on to Hamiltonian, knowing that they will
soon become pillars in that society and already we are preparing to
welcome the incoming freshmen, not only to fortify our depleted
ranks, but to contribute a new measure of enthusiasm.
-N. S. '23,
James Armstrong Katherine Lardner
George Jones Donald Brooks
Margaret Hatfield Wilfred McLaughlin
Early last fall, Niles High School entered her name along with
Benton Harbor, St. Joe, and Dowagiac in the State Debating League.
Under the direction of Miss Gifford, two teams were organized in the
Niles High School and preparation was made for the first debate of
the series which was to take place Jan. 9.
RESOLVED, That Congress should adopt a system of universal mili-
tary training for all able-bodied male citizens between the ages
of eighteen and twenty-five.
According to the schedule made out by the League, Niles was pit-
ted against Dowagiacg Benton Harbor against St. Joe. A dual de-
bate was planned between Dowagiac and Niles, but, without assign-
ing any reason, Dowagiac forfeited both debatesg St. Joe lost to Ben-
ton Harbor, leaving Niles and Benton Harbor the contestants for this
county. This debate was held at Niles and though the local affirm-
ative team put up a stiff tight, Benton Harbor won by the narrow
margin of one point. This entitled Benton Harbor to a debate with
South Haven, but, owing to the fiu quarantine, Benton Harbor was
forced to forfeit the contestg thus Berrien county was entirely out
of the race for state contest.
Although our team lost the decision, it was generally felt by
those who heard the debate that they did very creditable work, in--
deed. In fact one of the judges who decided for the negative admit-
ted that it was more or less of a toss-up which way the decision
should turn. James Armstrong opened the debate with the argument
that military training is needed as an adequate defense measure,
proving the utter inadequacy of the present system. George Jones
followed with the proof that, even though we should never need mil-
itary training as a defensive measure, it would be a productive ex-
penditure because of the educational and physical benefits derived
therefrom. Margaret Hatfield closed the argument by showing that
military training is democratic rather than militaristic and proposed
a plan whereby training might be given with the least possible ex-
pense and at the same time create a reserve, which would ably sup-
port our standing army in time of war. Benton Harbor's analysis
of the issue exactly paralleled that of Niles, and there was an even
clash of points throughout.
With good material, competent training, and the growing inter-
est in debate which have been manifest this year, it is likely that in
the next year, Niles will put out a debating team which will be able
to cope with any in the state. Niles High School is not unknown
in the field of debateg in former years, its representatives have held
their own against some of the strongest teams in the state. If the
record of the past is any indication of the future, some fortunate
debating team may yet win laurels for Niles High.
-K. L. '21.
The True Optimism
"There's nothing sc- bad that it couldn't be worse,"
Is mighty poor comfort to meg
There's no consolation in thinking my curse
Or another's might heavier beg
But the tide of my courage from ebb turns to How
And with Fortune once more a coquetter
Am I, at the thought that there's nothing I know
So bad that it couldn't be better.
enny Lind Club
.... Evangeline Bidwell
. . Zelda Zimmerman
Jenny Lind Club
The girls' glee club organized this year under the name of Jenny
Lind Club, with the motto: "Music washes away from the soul the
dust of everyday life." Early in the fall we elected our officers and
started in for a year of hard earnest work.
Our first undertaking was the giving of the cantata, "King
Rene's Daughter." The cantata centers about the story of a blind
princess who receives her sight through a troubadour. It is a very
pretty tale told in a most pleasing way. Zelda Zimmerman, as prin-
cess, won the hearts of all, while Evangeline Bidwell pleased her
audience with the sweetness of her tones. Dora Wright and Hazel
Mutz carried important solo parts unusually well. The chorus made
an effective background.
We felt so pleased with ourselves over the general success of
our first large attempt that we gave ourselves a party. With our
guests,wve gathered in the dornestic art roorn,wvhere vve held a verit-
able banquet, after which we cleared away the tables and danced. In
general, we quite enjoyed ourselves.
After this frivolity, we started in with renewed efforts. We de-
cided to give a lighter production, and immediately set to work on
a Chinese operetta: "Feast of the Little Lanterns." The story is
simple but charming. The ancestral estate of Princess Chan is held
in trust until the night of the Feast of the Little Lanterns, when it
is to be given over to any two surviving children. Princess Chan
is grieving over the loss of both her brother and sister. The juggler
girl is summoned to cheer the princess. Later she returns with the
announcement that the Emperor has information that the sister of
Princess Chan is alive and the search is begun. While in the garden,
the maidens find a locket which Mai Ku claims. It matches that of
the Princess, they recognize each other as sisters, and the gaiety of
the feast is resumed. The leading roles were taken by Zelda Zim-
merman, as Princess Chang Evangeline Bidwell, as Mai Ku, a Jap-
anese Juggler maidg Mae Marr, as Wee Ling, maid to the princessg
and Amy Martin as Ow Long, governess to the princess. Choral
effects were furnished by a group of Chinese maidens. Appropriate
costumes, dances and decorations made the whole unusually effective.
And so as we complete another year's work, we feel that we have
attempted things worth while, nor shall we soon forget the apprecia-
tion we owe to our director, Miss Lardner, who has given so freely
of herself and we are certain that glee club days will always be a
part of our happiest high school memories.
Boys' Glee Club
Alden Bayles Herbert Goodling
Russell Berg George Jones
John Burke Walter Myers
Dayle Clevering Raymond Opfel
The boys' glee club has not been very prominent this year ow-
ing to the fact that we were rather late in completing our organi-
zation. Our only appearance before the Tattler went to press was
in an assembly program in which We gave several snappy popular
selections. At the present time, however, we are working up both
popular and classical numbers with which we are to appear during
commencement week. The quality of voices is unusually good and
We feel that the year has given us good training that bears promise
for the future.
We wish to express our appreciation to Miss Lardner for her
encouragement of our efforts. She has taken a personal interest
in each of us and it has been through her direction that our glee
club has attained Whatever success we may claim.
The Advisory-lts Significance
Unique among the organizations of the school stand its advisor-
ies. Without them Niles High would not be Niles High. To them
is to be accredited some of the finest manifestations of school spirit
we have had the past year.
It is in the advisory that school activities find their most loyal
support. Ticket sales, whether they have been for athletics, class
plays, or what not, moved forward with the advisory behind them.
The sale of the Tattler was taken care of entirely by the advisories.
Miss Lanphere's advisory, alone, sold eighty copies, while Miss Al-
1en's advisory came second with seventy copies.
The social life has grown largely out of advisories. Miss Al-
len's advisory opened the festivities of the school year with a party,
at which the new teachers were initiated. It was Miss Allen's ad-
visory again that closed the year with a dance to which the entire
school was invited. The mid-year party was a valentine party and
dance given by Miss Lanphere's advisory. Aside from these school
parties, each advisory has had its own smaller functions, which have
ranged from dances to weinie roasts, and from pot-luck suppers to
But the advisories are more than mere social groups. They are
the clearing-houses, where certain vital problems, which intimately
touch the life of the school and make the school spirit what it is,
are discussed and action determined upon.
It is the advisories that have given success to such movements
as clean-up week, and Better English week. One advisory has hit
upon the novel plan of a question-box, which gives the students a
chance to discuss the things that are of real concern to them.
This is one of the most delightful aspects of the advisory, this
spirit of chumminess that comes only after a group of students have
been together day after day and year after year throughout their
high school courses, and have come to know each other as they never
could in class room or assembly hall.
The advisory is a forward-looking group. Here the student
finds an interested friend in his advisor, who will use his best judg-
ment and his wider range of experience to guide the student in elect-
ing a course of study that will prepare him for whatever work or
further training he expects to pursue after he leaves high school.
This spirit of comradeship between the advisor and the students in
the advisory is one of the finest out-growths of school life. .
Miss Allen's Advisory: Miss Durham's Advisory:
The all-important function of the advisories, however, is to put
a proper emphasis upon maintaining a high standard of scholarship
which, after all, is the test upon which all schools must stand or fall.
The following is the list of the exceptional students for each
advisory with the number of six weeks periods they have been on
the honor roll:
Donald Brooks, 3.
Ethel Cooper, 3.
Collins Luth, 3.
Amanda Reum, 3.
Margaret Alice Trask,
Rose Garrett, 1.
Genevieve Gerold, 1.
Miss Gifford's Advisory:
Cereto Cochran, 5.
DeMott Fisk, 4.
Mildred Johnson, 2.
Olive Kay, 1.
Miss Mackay's Advisory:
James Armstrong, 3.
Gertrude Otto, 3.
Ruth Hamilton, 2.
Ruzela Kennedy, 2.
Miss Rummele's Advisory:
George Jones, 5.
Helen Steinhofer, 4.
Dorothy Huntley, 4.
Adelia Bird, 1.
Mark Ullery, 1.
Lynne Weaver, 1.
Maurice Brenner, 5.
Ruth Visel, 5.
Frances Housan, 2.
Robert Calvin, 1.
Lillian Lamborn, 1.
Verna Luth, 1. I
Maxine Roach, 1.
Evangeline Bidwell, 5.
Kathryn Forler, 2.
Ralph Power, 2.
Olive Webber, 3.
Beulah Harrigan, 2.
Lolita Ruckman, 2.
Miss Lanphere's Advisory
Perry Hoisington, 4.
Katherine Lardner, 4.
Alta Odiorne, 4.
Kathryn Shouder, 4.
Jack Spansail, 2.
Mayme Baumann, 5.
Olga Schrumpf, 5.
Margaret Visel, 5.
George Holtz, 3.
Nellie Smith, 2.
Kathryn McGuiness, 1
Miss Schneider's Advisory
Gilbert Otto, 5.
Margaret Huff, 2.
Kathryn Bela, 1.
Helen Babcock, 1.
Isabelle Fisk, 1.
Josephine Skalla, 1.
Amy Martin, 3.
Helen Moore, 2.
Dora Peters, 2.
Kathleen Kane, 2.
Marshall Brenner, 1.
The High School Orchestra
The orchestra has contributed not a little to the success of the
school year. They have generously played for assembly programs,
school parties, the May Festival, and commencement activities. In
short they have proved quite indispensable and their music has
met with appreciation. They are particularly to be commended for
the type of music selected. In these days of much jazz it is a real
triumph to play good music that will yet have a popular appeal.
Our orchestra has done that.
Director .................... ..... ll liss Lena Lardner
First Violin... ....... Clayton McCoy
First Violin... ...William McKay
First Violin .... . . . Malburne Hall
Second Violin... .... Charles Couch
Second Violin... ...... Russell Finley
Clarinet ....... ....... R obert Rowley
Flute ........ ... William Champion
Saxaphone. . . .... lVIargaret Moon
Trombone .... ..... I ohn Vogelsang
Drums ..... . .. ...... John Burke
Piano ..... ........ . .. Homer Shoop
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Fanny .... ........................................ A my Martin
Vernon Wetherell QLord Bantock, her husbandj .............
Martin Bennett Cher butleri ........... ........ H eath Calvin
Susannah Bennett Cher housekeeperj .... Ellen Merritt
Jane Bennett Cher maidb .............. .... S tella Hammond
Ernest Bennett ther second footmanj .............. Joe McGuiness
Honoria Bennett Cher still-room maidJ .......... Deborah Benjamin
The Misses Wetherell Cher aunts by marriagel ................
Verna Whalen, Clella Gerold
Dr. Freemantle Cher local medical many ............ Homer Shoop
George P. Newte Cher former business managerl .... Edward Forbes
Our Empire: Cher quondam companionsD
India . . .
. . Thelma Smith
.... . Julia Miars
. .. Bernice Brown
.. . Gladys Teske
.. . Kathryn Forler
The New Lady Bantock
This year, Miss Morrow, director of dramatics in the High
Schoc-l, has chosen for the annual play of the Junior class, "The New
Lady Bantock", by Jerome K. Jerome. This play, like the senior
play, is a royalty play and one of great merit.
The plot, while furnishing unlimited amusement, is heavier than
the usual high school play. Fanny, the heroine, to escape the stern
repression of her uncle and guardian, Bennett, and his family, has
gone on the stage. In the course of her stage career, she meets
Vernon. Lord Bantock, who is the hero. He immediately falls in
love with her and, under the assumed name of Mr. Wetherell, he
wins her love, knowing that she is marrying him neither for money
nor for social position. He has written his two aunts at the family
estate that he is returning with his bride and it is at this 'point that
the curtain rises on the first act. These two aunts are sweet old
English ladies whose conservative ideas are oddly at variance with
those of the unconventional Fanny. They are constantly cheered by
Doctor Freemantle, a genial and polished physician of the old school.
The Bantock estate really rests upon the shoulders of the Bennetts,
the family servants, whose number renders the employment of other
servants unnecessary, there being Bennett, the butlerg Mrs. Bennett,
his capable wife, and twenty other Bennetts of varying degrees of
relationship. The motto of the Bennetts is "Duty."
In due time Vernon and Fanny arrive. Fanny makes her way
into the hearts of the gentle aunts but finds, to her consternation,
that the Bennett family is no other than that of her dear uncle and
guardian from whom she had fled.
Bennett believes it his duty to educate his niece for her position
as Lady Bantock. Fanny rebels at this idea and, in desperation,
summons her former manager, George P. Newte. She likewise se-
cures the aid of the jovial Dr. Freemantle. She is opposed and per-
secuted by the butler, Bennett, the housekeeper, Mrs. Bennettg her
personal maid, Jane Bennettg and nineteen or twenty other Bennetts.
Many amusing situations are thus brought about, but in the end
everything is cleared up. Fanny is convinced that her relation to
the Bennetts is no obstacle to Vernon's love and the Bennett clan's
sense of "duty" undergoes not a little modification.
At the present writing, the juniors have a competent cast work-
ing hard on a play which cannot but please all. Every effort is be-
ing made by the cast to surpass the production of the senior play.
The play is under the direction of the efficient co-ach, Miss Helen
Morrow, and is scheduled for the third and fourth of June.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Anthony, Lord Crackenthc-rpe .................. Howard Kendricks
The Hon. Jimmy Keppel this brotherj . .. .... James Armstrong
Major Archie Phipps iretiredb ........ .... P erry Hoisington
Jack Menzies ...........,......... .... C harles Mason
Parker Cfootman at Hawkhurstl ........... ..... G eorge Jones
Lucas Qmanservant in Jimmy's Hatl ................ Rc-bert Rowley
Lady Crackenthorpe CLord Craekenthorpe's motherj . .Ruth Hamilton
The Hon. Millicent Keppel ........................ Laura Whiteside
The Hon. Mrs. Colquhoun ........................ Mildred Johnson
Mrs. 0'Mara Lwidow of Prof. O'Mara F. R. SJ .......... Dora Wright
.Peggy iher daughter? .......................... Margaret Hatfield
Cln the eighth and ninth of.ApriL the senior class presented a
play vvhich is proving one of the inost popular of the season, UIXH-
ofa-Sudden-Peggyn by Ernest Denny. 'The success of the presen-
tation is to be attributed to the exceHent training of hdiss Blorrovv
the coach. -
The plot is well outlinedg the story is light enough to take well
and yet escapes the triviality of most amateur plays by reason of its
genuine comedy of character, it has for its setting the English
background so prevalent arnong high schgol and ccHege production:
this year. A 4
Anthonyg Lord Crackenthorpe,is theVeccenhic head of an old
English family consisting of his mother, Lady Crackenthorpeg his
uncle, Major Archie Phippsg Millicent, a younger sisterg and Jimmy,
a younger brother who is away most of the time. Anthony's one
interest is spiders, a whim with which his family have little sympa-
thy. When he meets Mrs. O'Mara and her daughter, Peggy, who
evince a ready interestin spiders,the late Professor CYhdara having
been an Henunent authorny on trap-door spidersj'itis only natural
that Anthony should seek an opportunity to further the acquaintance-
ship. Accordingly, we find the O'Mara's at Hawkhurst, the Cracken-
thorpe estate, at the outset of the play. Lady Crackenthorpe, how-
ever, becomes obsessed with the idea that the genial Mrs. O'Mara is
trying to marry her care-free daughter, Peggy, to Anthony. To pre-
vent this she and her brother Ddajor Phipps sununon Jinuny froni
London. The plot succeeds so well that, after many complicated de-
velopments caused by the irresponsible Peggy, Mrs. O'Mara herself
becomes Lady Crackenthorpe and Peggy marries Jimmy.
'Twas on a beautiful night, you know
As far as beautiful spring nights go,
That the seniors gave their wonderful play
Which will be remembered for many a day.
BliHicent played her part fullvveHg
Was a very good pal as all will tell.
Lady Crackenthorpe hated spiders you known
That's one reasc-n why the O'Mara's should go.
But Jim was not skilled in making love
So devoutbfbeseechedthe heavens above
To tell him whether just sweetly to kiss her
Or go to Ceylon and wildly miss her.
And Uncle1Archie with mustache and cane
Did everything for his dear family's gain.
While Mither O'Mara found spiders to slaughter
In efortto procure ainan for her daughten
-W. M. '20.
Board of Control
As an innovation in school life there was organized at the be-
ginning of this school year a Board of Control consisting of three
faculty members and three students, elected by the student body,
and the principal, a member "ex oificiof' The purpose of the board,
as expressed in Article I of the Constitution, is "to serve as a
clearing-house for all student activities." It shall have general
supervision over all athletic contests, social functions and all other
In pursuance of these outlined duties the Board has this year
made the awards of letters as specified in the by-laws of the or-
ganization and likewise made various advisable appropriations for
athletic purposes and generally supervised the social activities of
the school, such as dramatics, parties, dances, etc. We feel that
the board of control is a successful step in the direction of student
Laura Whiteside Miss Allen
James Armstrong Mr. Zabel
Charles Mason Mr. Walker
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Los Casa De La Solid.-ad
CThe House of Our Lady of Solitudej
In an obscure spot in California, there stands what has once
been a magnificent mansion. Traces of its former grandeur may
be seen in the broken, vine-wreathed carvings and statues. The
place is smothered in an almost tropical growth. Tender vines
wreath and veil the pane-less windows and hide the ugly fissures in
the walls. Great trees fling their giant arms before it as if to
shield and protect it. There is a sad and romantic story connected
with this old mansion, Los Casa De La Solidad as it is called, and
it is this story that I am going to relate.
Many years ago, before the days of the "forty-niners," there
came to California a dashing young Spanish officer of the staff of
General Valligo, Don Felipe Spulaveda by name. He is said to have
been very handsome and accomplished, for many dark-eyed Spanish
beauties lost their hearts to him. But the handsome Don Felipe
heeded them not, for about this time there came to the land of gold
and sunshine, a most celebrated beauty, Donna Ysabella Monroe.
To her, Don Felipe lost his heart. He wooed her throughout the
happy summer months and in the autumn she became his betrothed.
Together they spent many happy hours planning the spacious man-
sion that was to be their home. Together they wandered about the
unfinished rooms pointing out to each other where they would put
the beautiful furnishings that were to be brought from Spain.
When the house was near completion, Senor Monroe took his
daughter back to their native land to visit their friends and rela-
tives. At dusk, on the day before Ysabella set forth on her jour-
ney, she spent the time with Felipe wandering through the wide
halls and spacious rooms of the unfinished house. As they entered
the great ball-room, Ysabella shrieked and Hed to Felipe's arms.
"It seemed as if some dreadful thing was waiting to seize us,"
she sobbed to the anxious Felipe. Nor were the shadows dispelled
as the time drew near when she should say farewell.
"Holy Virgin keep you, Felipe. I have burned many candles
before the saints that we might have a safe voyage," said Ysabella
Don Felipe went back to prepare the house for the home-com-
ing of his beloved. It seemed to him as if a dark shadow that
grew daily enveloped the place. A nameless dread lurked about the
empty rooms. At last the day came when Ysabella was to arrive.
It seemed to the anxious Felipe as if his troubles must surely be
near an end, but alas, Ysabella came not. That was not so strange,
he tried to tell himself. In tho-se days of wooden sailing vessels,
quite often a ship failed to arrive on scheduled time. But days and
months passed and still Ysabella did not come. At last after
months of anxious waiting, a messenger came with tidings that the
ship "Jose" had been lost at sea with all her passengers.
Don Felipe seemed as a man stunned. He saddled his horse
and rode away to the war, leaving word that if Ysabella came back,
she was to be given the key to the house but no other was to enter
it except at her bidding. The people shook their heads and said
that his mind was impaired by the shock, for it was certain Ysabella
never would return. Not so, however, for one day there came to
the village a beautiful lady who was none other than the Donna
Ysabella. As quickly as possible she took up her abode in the
house to await the return of Felipe. Time passed by swiftly and
Felipe came not. It was rumored that he had been killed in battle
but Ysabella insisted that he would return to her.
Alone she dwelt in the mansion, patiently awaiting the return
of the lover who never came. No one ventured to go near her,
the ponderous doors were closed to all. The neighbors whispered
that she had lost her reason and gave her the title of "Our Lady of
Years later, Ysabella died an old woman and the house was
sold. Many times Los Casa De La Solidad changed owners but none
would spend more than one night there for it was said to be
haunted. Some said that the spirit of Ysabella wandered about
mourning for Felipe. Another said that the ghost of Felipe, all
bloody and clad in uniform came back to keep tryst with the spirit
of his beloved and together they mourned their unhappy fate. Still
others said that they rushed about trying to reach each other but a
dark Something always separated them. All agreed that an invis-
ible Thing lurked about, making its presence felt by all. At last
there came a fire that devoured the interior and left only the black-
ened shell of Los Casa De La Solidad. .
-Josephine Wilkinson '23.
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The Miracle Man
Marthy adored everything about George Washington Lafayette
Johnson, everything including his six feet of stooped height, his
loose-jointed walk and his sizable feet. I said everything-no, not
everything, for there was one fatal defect to mar all this perfection.
George was only thirty-six and yet he was fast developing a bald
spot that threatened to spread over the crown of his head.
Now during the courtship, Marthy had occasionally twitted
George about his bald spot but romance had brushed this harmless
little rift aside undisconcerted. After they were married, however,
allusions to the bald spot became more and more persistent and
even George's easy-going disposition was becoming sensible to some
This otherwise-happy couple lived ten miles out from the little
inland town of Mathersville on forty acres of Michigan rock-strewn
soil, left him by his father, and it was these acres George farmed
when he chanced to feel so inclined.
One bright morning late in July, Marthy said to George upon
rising, "Gauge, I kinda 'spect somethin' is goin' t' happen today. I
jest sc-rta' have a feelin' that way."
"Ah, gwan, Marthy. I ain't goin' t' stay in noway," said George
and, with less dawdling than usual, he withdrew for further parts
of the farm.
An hour later, when he had taken a few turns about the field,
George was leaning upon the handle of his old cultivator, reflect-
ively chewing upon the stem of his corn-cob pipe, when suddenly
there came to his ears the clamorous "cling, clang-a-de-clang,
clangf' of his ancestral dinner bell. For once his ease-loving soul
abandoned its lethargy and, by jumping fences and stumbling over
rock piles, he soon came up to his own sagging front gate breath-
Marthy met him shouting, "Oh lawsy law! Gawge Washin'ton,
A look of consternation and perplexity overspread George's face,
but when the newspaper was thrust into his hands, he read where
- Miracle man to appear in Mathersville. Makes a
specialty of growing hair on bald heads.
"Oh, Gawge! Just think of that! Tomorrow as sure as you
be living, you are goin' to go there and grow some hair on that
there head of yours, mind me you are."
"Marthy," and George assumed a tc-ne of decision, "I ain't
never saw why that there bald spot bothers yer so. I ain't goin' to
no miracle man fer love ner money."
"You are one of them great big cowa'ds, you are," screamed
Marthy. "Oh! I 'low you would be handsome enough with a reg'lar
head of hair but you can't never do nothing."
In the end George Washington gave in as most affectionate
husbands do and next morning found him jogging along in the old
mule-cart toward Mathersville. About noon-time Marthy began to
wonder more and more what could be keeping George and at last
she walked out to look up the road. She did not wait long before
the familiar old white horse rounded the corner and soon George
drew up before her and was pulling off his three-summers-ago
stravv hat to reveal a luxuriant grovvth of hair that covered his en-
tire head. Marthy's joy knew no bounds. Now she found him per-
fect, he was her ideal. And for the rest of the day George basked
in the sunshine of domestic radiancy.
The next morning, however, thoughts of his neglected acres
thrust themselves upon George's usually unreceptive conscious-
ness. "Marthy, I'm gettin' way behind with the hayin'! That twenty
oughter been cut yesterday. You don't reckon you could help me
some, do you Y"
"Maybe so. Let's be about it tho. if I'm go-in' to help," said
Marthy still radiating approval of her husband's new perfection.
IXH rnorning they cut on, so that they could rest in the after-
noon while the hay dried. About noon when the sun beat most un-
mercifully upon their spreading straw hats, George called to
"Marthy, I feel somethin' sticky on ma head. Sorta feels like
butter. Come here, won't you, and see."
Ordinarily Marthy would have retorted that he should come to
her if he wanted anything, but today her good-humor was proof
against all tests, so she went to his side and was running her
hands over the crown of his head when something gave way and a
mop of hair rested over one ear.
George, with perhaps too ostensible a rock of his body and
slapping of his knee, laughed, "Ha, Ha! I always thought them
there miracle men was a fake. Now will ye be contented? I guess
nothing from honey to miracle men can grow hair on bald heads."
Marthy thought of the old proverb: "It is right to be contented
with what you have," so she was content. But if Marthy was con-
tent, George was more so. For, half an hour later, while Marthy
went to the house "to set on a bite of dinner," George put the old
horse away and, as he left the stall, he gave the mule-like ears an
affectionate pull and confided. "Wall, I don' know but what that
pot of paste was a purty good investment, eh? Maybe she will
quit her naggin' now."
Top roweVogelsang: H. F. Taggart, Coachg W. J. Zabel, Mgr.g Forbes.
Bottom rowfLuthg Championg Lee, Captaing Schrumpfg Forrest.
Basket Ball Team
November 22, Niles opened its basket ball season by playing Elk-
hart. The game showed the possibilities of the season, in that ten
men were used and each substitution seemed to add strength. Coach
Taggart had an inexperienced group to mold into shape, as his best
material came from the younger huskies. This inexperience showed
in the next two games against South Bend and Mishawaka, Niles
lacking the punch to play an up-hill game. The lessons of these
games, however, were remembered.
The next three games at home gave the coach a chance to knock
cff some rough edges and perfect a machine, for by this time the
first seven or eight men had been picked. Schrumpf used his long
arms to advantage in the Three Oaks game, annexing sixteen goals,
a record' that will stand. The week of January 12-17 was a busy
one for the squad. lVIonday night Mr. Taggart called his huskies
from the balcony to play the Legion, which game was won after a
hot iight. By this time fiu had invaded the camp and Friday, Jan-
uary 16, the team, crippled without Forbes and Luth, barely nosed
out the rejuvenated Dowagiac team, 16-14. Schrumpf reported sick
next morning. The result was that Taggart's scoring machine was
clogged when it came up against Mishawaka at home the next
night, as Luth was still on the sick list. Forbes, though sick,
played on nerve and, with the help of Luth in the last few minutes,
won the game with his four goals. January 24, though still crip-
pled because of the flu, Champion having yielded to the epidemic,
the team gave Elkhart a close tussle, losing 18-14 on their Hoor.
By this time the youngsters of the team had gained the exper-
ience needed, so the team hit its stride and won ten games in a row.
Heretofore they lacked the come-back grit-that grit was shown in
the Benton Harbor game, January 30, for, after Niles had allowed
the score to be tied 18-18, because of a too comfortable lead on her
part, Schrurnpf became properly riled and rolled in four goals in
two minutes. The next Friday, Kalamazoo College was leading
13-12 at the end of the first half and the early part of the second.
Oliver Lee was shifted to center, Schrumpf going to forward, Vogel-
sang replacing Luth. These changes gave the necessary jazz, the
half ending 27-27. In the overtime nothing could be seen but blue
and white. Lee and Vogelsang each contributed one goal and
Schrumpf two. Benton Harbor fell next, Schrumpf again scoring
at will. Wednesday next, February 18, Baroda came to watch the
machine. Luth, Schrumpf and Oliver Lee ran up a record score of
82-4, while Champion and Forrest allowed but one goal to get by
them. In the second half, Champion cavorted at forward and, after
the ball had been handed to him by Schrumpf, who, with Luth, had
been feeding to him, finally rang up his annual goal.
February 20, the huge crowd, that had come to see Niles even
the score with St. Joe, went wild when the game ended 19-12. It
was a cold trip to Eau Claire the next Friday but the team warmed
up sufficiently to take a 43-10 score. After a calli-ng by Mr. Tag-
gart in the intermission, Oliver came back and scored 5 in the last
half. February 28, the over-heady La Porte team fell seventh vic-
tim, after a most exciting game-one of the best played games of
the season. The score was 12-12 at the end of the half with Board-
man, the diminutive forward, scoring from difficult angles. Forrest
was assigned the task of smothering him, and Vogelsang was prod-
ded, with the result that Boardman scored once in the second half,
Forrest twice, while Vogelsang made three spectacular shots. Niles
scored eight field goals to La Porte's four in this half. At Baroda
Luth slumped, Forbes again rose to the occasion and scored 9 in
the first half. Three Oaks yielded next 51-12, Luth redeeming him-
self with 19 fast goals. The Bronson Hall game, March 12, was
probably the most exciting game played on the home floor. Bronson
Hall was fast and huskyg they built around Logan who connected
with five goals the first half which ended 17-13. Schrumpf was on
the bench because of injury. Vogelsang entered the last few min-
utes of the first halfg Niles, after its regular grilling at the hands
of the coach, came back and with Forrest and Vogelsang leading
in the scoring and Champion clamping down under the goal, the
score was within two points of a tie when Schrumpf was shoved
into the game. It seemed to give the needed drive, for Luth and
Vogelsang made the count 23-22. With three minutes to play and
the score 26-25, Forrest brought the crowd to its feet with a long
shot and a few seconds later Vogelsang clinched the game with a
corner shot, 29-26. It was the most thrilling finish of the season.
Wednesday, March 17, the flu hoodoo still continued, and cost
Niles the county championship. In the game at South Bend, Niles
led St. Joe 9-8 at the end of the first half, but Champion could not
stand the strain and was forced to withdraw from the game. Ankli
and Krieger each contributed to the dash of the last three minutes,
winning for St. Joe 18-13. It was a hard, close-guarded game and
one St. Joe could be proud to have won.
The next week in the district tournament at Kalamazoo, Niles
showed up well. After drawing a bye for Friday night, Niles met
Battle Creek Saturday morning in the most exciting game of the
tournament. Beebe had wc-n for Battle Creek Friday against South
Haven. Forrest, who was assigned to Beebe, did his job well, so
well that Beebe lost his head and both men were removed. Niles'
defense weakened with Forrest's exit and the game was seesawing
with one point lead each way, when Oliver Lee was sent in,
Schrumpf going to forward. Forbes had been the main stay at
forward and now contributed a goal from a difficult angle followed
by a goal from Schrumpf in the last two minutes of play which
clinched the game. The long hard season and the youth of the
team told in the finals Saturday when Niles took a balloon ascen-
sion and allowed Kalamazoo to romp away with the game.
Coach Taggart was heard to remark many times during the sea-
san that it was the best group of boys that he had ever had to
coach. The team spirit was splendid and the individual effort could
be counted on to the limit of endurance. Training rules were
obeyed and on the floor instructions were followed to the best of
each one's ability-every man's ambition was sacrificed for the team
machine, a difficult thing to obtain from a high school group.
With Vogelsang and Forbes at forward, Schrumpf and Harry Lee
at center, Forrest and Oliver Lee at guard, Niles should have a
state championship team next season.
The following schedule was played:
Date Place Opponent
Nov. Niles ........ Elkhart ...... .... N iles
Nov. South Bend . . South Bend . . .... Niles
Dec. Mishawaka . . Mishawaka . . . .... Niles
Dec. Niles ..... Eau Claire . . . . . Niles
Dec. Niles . . . Three Oaks . . . . Niles
Jan. Niles ....... Dowagiac ...... . . Niles
Jan. St. Joseph . . . St. Joseph ....... . . . Niles
Jan. Niles ..... American Legion ...... Niles
Jan. Dowagiac . . . Dowagiac ........ .... N iles
Jan. Niles ........ Mishawaka . . . .... Niles
Jan. Elkhart ...... Elkhart .......... .... N iles
Jan. Benton Harbor Benton Harbor ........ Niles
Feb. Niles ........ Kazoo. College Reserves. Niles
Feb. Niles . . . Benton Harbor ........ Niles
Feb. Niles ..... Baroda ........ . . Niles
Feb. Niles ...... St. Joseph . . . . . . Niles
Feb. Eau Claire . . . Eau Claire . . . . . . . Niles
Feb. Niles ....... LaPorte .... . . . Niles
Mar. Baroda ...... Barc-da ............... Niles
Mar. Three Oaks .. Three Oaks ............ Niles
Mar. Niles ........ Bronson Hall CNotre Damej . . Niles
Mar. South Bend ....... St. Joseph ............ Niles
Mar. Kalamazoo . . .... Battle Creek . . . . . . Niles
Mar. Kalamazoo . . .... Kalamazoo . . . . . . Niles
The second team had an unusually successful year on their own
score, aside from the fact that they have contributed not a little
to the success of the first team by furnishing them good stiff skirm-
ishes. Some of the members have played in first team games.
Harry Lee was the eighth member of the team that was sent to the
district tournament at Kalamazoo. Atkinson, Anderson, McCoy,
and Hunziker played good games at forward, with Lee at center,
while Wedel, Berg, Steiner and Bohleber as guards effectually
stopped their opponents. Lee, Atkinson, Anderson and Steiner
were awarded second team letters. As a team and as individual
players, the reserves have shown an ability which indicates that
most of them will appear on the first team in the near future. The
follc-wing schedule speaks for itself:
Date Place Opponent
Nov. 26 South Bend .... South Bend Reserves Niles
Dec. Mishawaka ..... Mishawaka Reserves. Niles
Dec. Niles ........... Eau Claire Reserves. Niles
Dec. Niles ........... "Has-Beens" ............ Niles
Jan. St. Joseph ...... St. Joseph Reserves.. Niles
Jan. Niles ........... South Bend Reserves ..... Niles
Feb. Niles ..,. St. Joseph Reserves.. Niles
Feb. Niles .... Eau Claire Reserves. Niles
Senior Basket Ball Team
Before the regular basketball season, an inter--class basket-ball
tournament was held in which the four regular classes, Junior High,
and the faculty contended for the honors. It was evident from the
outset that the seniors would be in the race to the strong, for their
line-up included three regulars from last year, one from the year be-
fore, and a Reserve man. With only two preliminary practices, the
seniors defeated the juniors by a large score. The over-weight of
the faculty, proved a snag to their victorious progress but since the
faculty, by a Board of Control ruling, were not entering for cham-
pionship, the seniors came up against the sophomores, who were the
champions of their division, in the Hnals. Champic-n's stone-wall
guarding and Luth's elusiveness easily won for the seniors, and the
men on the team, Atkinson, Luth, Mason, Kiger and Champic-n, were
awarded numerals, 1920.
The "N" Men
I. COLLINS LUTH
"Collie" was a hard worker throughout the year and contributed
in no small measure to the scoring records. At times under special
stress he became a little wild and fast for the ball. When in good
form, he had a fine eye for the basket and was a valuable accessory
in the Niles machine. He will be missed next year.
II. WILLIAM CHAMPION
"Bill" was undoubtedly the steadiest man on the team and his
good nature and smiling face were inspiring to his team-mates. He
exercised good judgment, played the ball rather than the man, and
was fast in getting a pass to the forwards. He played a hard po-
sition, one in which he was not expected to score, cheerfully and
with wonderful ability. The school deeply regrets losing him.
III. OLIVER LEE
Oliver might well be called "Old Reliable." In spite of a han-
dicap in scoring, his excellent floor work and fighting spirit made him
a valuable man either as center or back guard. He always gave
his best and exerted a fine influence on the team. The fact that he
will be here next year is consoling to the basket ball fans.
IV. l EDWARD FORBES
"Ed" proved rather erratic this year, having here a streak of
real form and there a slump. He seemed at his best when under
a nervous strain. There were periods when his part of the defense
was weakg his fast work under the goal, however, was his stellar
characteristic. After this year's experience his work next year
should be AI.
V. JOHN VOGELSANG
"Johnny" was at times a little too "spectacular" due to inex-
perience but even this year he curbed this tendency remarkably. He
has a good eye for long sho-ts and, with Forbes at the close-up end,
should do wonders. This is his first year and he is certainly a
comer, having all the necessary speed and grit to make his ability
count for the most.
VI. HENRY SCHRUMPF
"Hank" was a little hard to work up to any speed but when he
started his long reach, he kept the score-keeper's pencil hot. He was
remarkably accurate on short shots and was good on long ones. He
is a good man on defense with his long arms and stride. If this
year, his first, is a forecast, he will be a star next season.
VII. FRANK FORREST
Frank has often been spoken of as one of the best floor guards
in the state. He has weight, a "whale" of a jump, long arms, speed,
considering his inexperience, and the immobility of a boulder. He
is a little weak on dribbling and handling the ball which will be cor-
rected by experience. He has a fair eye for straight-through shots
and, considering that he was a guard, contributed well to the scor-
ing end. He, likewise, is one of the first year men-which listens
Defense of the Freshmen
You have often seen a fellow
With a gleaming streak of yellow
Down his back.
And you will know what a feeling
O'er most freshmen comes a stealing-
When you mix the blue and yellow,
Knows the real artistic fellow,
You get green.
And I s'p0se that's why the freshman
Has the verdant reputation-
But it's mean.
No, our laddies and our lassies
Are not like most other classes
You have seen.
We're the brightest in the high school,
Brilliant, shining, brainy high school-
We're not green.
For we never have the blues,
Nor the yellow so profuse-
We're not green.
Dy the things that I have witnessed,
By the things the teachers tell
'Bout the seniors of Niles High School
Seniors of the Class of Twenty,
Class of Nineteen-hundred-twenty,
I will tell to you a story
Of the members each and all.
First, of course, is Charles Mason,
Straight and tall and very manly
Is the seniors' valiant leader,
Tries to quiet the uprisings
In our peppy business meetings,
Bangs the desk with indignation,
Tries to talk above the shouting,
Talks until we stop to listen,
Listen to his sage advice.
Ralph, the noted conversationalist,
Known to all as Skinny Power,
He, who revels deep in science,
Takes great pleasure in expounding
What the mystic symbols stand for.
In the future we will study
"Facts on Science" by R. Power.
Happy, laughing, witty Eleanor
Trifles with the hearts of many,
Does not knc-w what's meant by worry,
Does not bother to be serious,
Loves to dance-is always dancing,
Mistress of the arts aesthetic.
George is going to be a preacher,
Studies hard to be a preacher,
Soon we'1l hear him preach his sermons
Sermons on the vice of movies,
Many converts will he gather,
Gather black sheep to his fold.
Oh, Evangeline, we would miss you,
Miss you greatly should you leave us.
With your pep and kindly manner
You have won the love of many.
When in years to come we're reading
In our Tattler, we'll remember
That 'twas you who made it greater
Than another could have done.
'Tis two pals I see go by meg
They are always found together,
Maxine Roach and Kate McLaughlin.
Now methinks me of two others,
Who are friendship incarnate,
Dora Wright and Margy Tautphausg
Mutt and Jeff they represent. -
Next into my mind comes Micky,
So, of course, I'll name another,
Perry, brave in arts of Science,
Brave likewise in school dramatics.
Ah, this proves the wise old saying,
"The brave alone deserve the fair."
Somewhere in a great big office,
Where the people always hurry,
We will find our Florence Walters
Typing on a neat typewriter.
So, of course, we'll find another-
Lucille-also in this office,
For the girls were friends in school days
So they'll be together always.
Many more are in our classy
Cecil, Laura, Gertrude, Gladys,
Kathryn, Ruth, and many others.
All are happy so we leave them
To go cn and find the rest.
Mamie, ah-remember Mamieg
She's a very quiet maiden,
Always diligent at her school books,
Knows old Cicero by heart.
Esther, too's a studious person.
It is students like these two
Who delight a teacher's heart.
Know you how to grow potatoes?
Why the ripening cc-rn is yellow?
When to cut the fragrant clover?
Ask our farmer, Walter Myers,
Or the other, Henry Knorr.
What is that I hear, Miss Morrow?
Who is laughing in that manner?
It is only Howard Kendricks
Chuckling, laughing, as a bachelor
In the senior play so famous.
Two more pals I now think of:
William C. and Robert Rowley.
Bill's a shark at basketball,
Has much fame upon the floor.
Both have won the hearts of juniors
By their gallantry and fame.
Many more are in our class,
Many very faithful members
Talented in many branchesg
But my time is very short now
For my story has grown lengthy,
So I'll tell you Iam certain
That our members will win laurels.
When anon we hear of victories,
Victories of this class so famous,
We will pause, yes, pause and whisper:
"They were seniors of Niles High School,
Seniors of the class of Twenty,
Class of Nineteen-hundred-twentyg
And in school they all were workers.
So our motto proved its wisdom,
'Out of school life into life's school,'
With the same straight-forward movement
'Twas a Senior class of Greatness."
Sept. 2. From Labor Day to ten months of labor and play days.
School began today, with a new advisory at the end of the hall,
and beaucoup freshmen Cas usualb.
Sept. 3. Moving with a rush! Elected a board of control, whose
noble roll will be found elsewhere in this volume. The purpose
is to make the school better, financially, morally, and-oh! yes,
educatic-nally. The student members are bright and shining
mc-dels, to be assiduously copied by all benighted undergrads.
Sept. 8. The freshmen have had a gay morning, climbing trees,
absorbing pins, and so forth, but following a very warm speech
by H. F. T. at noon, there were no hazers in sight.
Sept. 9. Gymnasium, a new and totally unheard-of atrocity, is
forced upon us. Everyo-ne except certain pompous seniors have
to take it.
Sept. 11. The Maize and Blue Indoor Baseball League, Limited, is
Sept. 16. Class officers are elected, and many yells are heard from
half-year freshies and sophs.
Sept. 20. The newest bit of infant slang, lovingly fostered by Jim
Armstro-ng and Homer Shoop, is, "You tell 'em," Cwith varia-
tionsl. Kinda cute, ain't it?
Sept. 25. For Miss Schneider's benefit, apparently, a ninth hour
class is formed.
Oct. 1. Glorious autumn days. While domestic science pupils gaze
at the glories of the autumn foliage, the odors of burning chow
are wafted upward.
Oct. 5. The I. B. B. tournament is won by John Vogelsang's team
Oct. 8. Miss Mackay Cin French Classj: Charles, mangez-vous
quelque-chose? Charlie savied that mangez-vous meant, "Are
you eating?" But he thought quelque-chose was a new kind of
breakfast food, and he said, "No, ma'arn, chewing gum." Curtain.
Oct. 13. The thirteenth is an appropriate date, seein's how our six
weeks' exams come today.
Oct. 17. The inter-class Faculty and J. H. S. basket ball tournament
starts. The wise guys say, "It's between the freshmen and
Oct. 21. Every one is having weinie-roasts.
Oct. 26. The teams are practising and they need to.
Oct. 31. The juniors gave a Hallowe'en party with spooks of every
variety, including some rough-necked, two-legged ones who had
to be chased.
Nov. 3. Mr. Taggart makes the juniors clean the gym and prohibits
any further junior parties. All a mistake.
Nov. 5. A day to remember.. Rudolph gets a sweater just like the
big fellows. .
Nov. 7. Better English plays are given, displaying a great deal
of histrionic talent C?J.
Nov. 10. Kiger demonstrates a fc-ndness for sitting on the assembly
Nov. 11. Armistice day. Basketball practise is held for the first
time, and the new Victrola is swiped.
Nov. 16. The senior team, having won the B. B. tournament, are
awarded their numerals. They look like Fliver licenses.
Nov. 20. We wallop Elkhart, and the Faculty are beaten.
Nov. 28. Walloped by South Bend. "Nut sed."
Dec. 3. Selfridge has a good time in fourth hour assembly.
Dec. 4. Selfridge is in the office. No school this a. m. and twenty-
one absent in the afternoon.
Dec. 5. Split with Mishawaka, there.
Dec. 19. Two weeks' vacation. Kinda nice.
Jan. 2. Started the new year right by massacring Dowagiac, 72-2.
Jan. 5. School again. Lots of New Year's resolutions are made
Jan. 9. We went to St. Joe and were defeated 12-19 when H.
Schrumpf was laid out. Cappy Crathwohl acquired a black eye.
Jan. 12. Rubber bands very common, numerous, and dangerous.
Jan. 14. H. F. T. says, "Anyone having rubber bands in his pos-
session will be suspected of having base motives."
Jan. 15. Perry Hoisington has his pencil swiped in English and
thereupon raises a row.
Jan. 16. The team has dc-ne a good week-end's work, having played
Dowagiac 16-14, Mishawaka 18-15, and Sc-uth Bend Reserves,
Jan. 18. After about 50 of us were counted tardy, H. F. T. came
and set the clock back 10 minutes. Coises.
Jan. 21. "How many exemptions y' got?" "Aw gwan, I was absent
too much." Har Har, same old alibi.
Jan. 23. New classes, new teachers and a new advisory cause every-
one to be unusually balled up except the freshmen, and they al-
ways are. There are about 50 newfreshies, including Nuldoon
McCoy, who promptly joins the Reserves squad.
Feb. 6. Think of it. We wallopped Benton Harbor, on their own
Feb. 7. Miss Lanphere's' advisory gives a valentine party. Among
the features were: "Uncle Tom without a Cabin," featuring Bill
Champion as little Eva, and a "Valentine Comedy," presenting
Slatevio Colemana, as the heartless vamp.
Feb. 17. We fthe Tattler Crewl started boosting by having Tattler
pages in assembly. Jim Armstrong a la Taggart: "Are there
any more announcements?" Vociferous response from audience.
Feb. 18. Baroda 82-4. Great events today. Bill Champion made a
basket and we have a pair of newly Weds in school.C?D
Feb. 20. St. Joseph-19-12-in our favor. Who! Whooper! Ray!
Feb. 23. The lc-ng expected announcement comes. We are going to
play LaPorte, the near-champs of northern Indiana, Saturday
Feb. 26. We warped it to them. Suffice it to say that they only
got one close shot, and that the referee was standing on Bill
Champion's foot then.
Mar. 1. Joe McGuiness and a J. H. S. kid go, one fall to a finish,
at the back of the assembly, and the end of the seventh period.
How's that for a condensed novel? Characters, action, time,
scene, everything but a heroine.
Mar. 6. Just two weeks ago today, Miss Rose left us. But we
knc-W Miss Rummele now, and like her.
Mar. 11. Scandal! Print this in red ink. Laura Whiteside, secre-
tary of the Board of Control, has carelessly, intentionally, or with
malice of forethought, lost the book containing the Board's
Mar. 15. Many evidences of spring fever in its most dreadful form,
Skipities, are seen. k
Mar. 18. Vaccination. Everyone has a sore arm or a limp.
Mar. 24. The team is practising at the "Y" to get ready for the
Mar. 27. Oh Boy! Beat Battle Creek this a. m. 19-12. Frank
Forrest hit Beebeg got put out of the game, likewise a bloody
Later: Kazoo beat us.
Apr. 2. King and Miller, the two Kazoo men who spilled the beans
for us, are called professionals at Ann Arbor.
Apr. 6. A. M. The skylight is profusely decorated with the names
of a bunch of seniors and one junior. Quite artistic.
P. M. The skylight is washed.
Apr. 8. All-of-a-sudden Peggy is put on. Overlooking the splendid
acting, which you all realize was there, perhaps you noted the
following minor sensations:
Mother Crackenthorpe's skid in the first act.
Lord Anthc-ny's high dive in the third act.
The final fade-out.
Apr. 9. The same play with one addition: Mason's trick hat rolled
off the table.
Apr. 10. Discobolus has a mustache.
Apr. 11. H. F. T. interviews Kendrick in assembly room.
Later: The mustache is not.
Apr. 15. Baseball practise starts.
Apr. 16. Duck your head. Here comes an Easter egg.
Apr. 18. The first matinee dance is held, with the Triumvirate Jazz
orchestra furnishing music.
Apr. 23. The gym show is held in the gymnasium, featuring Andy
Anderson and Jc-e Frizzo.
Apr. 24. Mishawaka 17-11. J. Vogelsang earns a bittersweet when
he knocked a home-run with the bases full.
Apr. 26. THE TATTLER GOES TO PRESS.
With the Class of 1919
Out of last year's class of thirty, it is interesting to note that
eleven are in universities or colleges for further training and three
more expect to be in school next year. The others, with almost no
exceptions, are in the business World.
Marion Augustine is at Kalamazoo Normal taking a journalistic
Anna Louise Ball is in the Niles Telephone Office.
Seth Bidwell is at the University of Michigan studying law.
Marjorie Bowerman is also engaged in business in Niles.
Lynn Cain is working at Newman and Snell's Bank.
Maud Hoover is now Mrs. Cameron.
Edward Garrett is employed by a western railway.
Taneta Doster is attending the South Bend Business College.
Ruth Hance is employed at the Niles Telephone Office.
Gertrude Jarm is at M. A. C.
George Lardner is, at present, engaged in business in Niles but
intends to go to college next year.
Harold McNab is studying music.
Dorothy Martin, Jennie Knott, Genevieve Miller and Wava Miller
are to be found in the business world.
Mildred Merritt, at present, is employed at the office of the Gas
Company but intends to attend college next year.
Edena Power is at Kalamazoo Normal.
Karl Radewald is at M. A. C. taking a course in chemical en-
Wilbur Repine is stenographer at Studebaker's in South Bend.
Carribel Schmidt is attending Erie College, Erie, Ohio.
Hellen Skinner, Zena Skinner and Lucy Taylor are in the business
World, Hellen and Zena at Berrien Springs and Lucy at Niles.
Fred Shouder also is engaged in business in Niles.
George Troost, Leo Zimmerer and Ray Wurz, who at present are
employed in Niles, expect to attend college next year.
Leonard VanNoppen is at M. A. C. .
Maybelle Vetter is attending Kalamazoo Normal.
Mae Vogelsang and Freeda Williams are in business in Niles.
Aileen Weaver is now Mrs. Holmes.
Reynold Wood is at the University of Michigan.
Most Popular Boy .......
Most Popular Girl .......
Prettiest Girl ...........
Handsomest Boy .........
Most Ladylike Boy ......
Most Gentlemanly Girl..
Worst Grafter ..........
Giggliest Giggler ........
Most Athletic Girl .......
Social Lioness ...........
Social Lion ....
Laziest Girl. . .
Laziest Boy ....
Hammerer. . .......... . . .
Teacher's Beloved .......
Teacher's Belovedess ....
Hardest to Bluff .........
First to be Married .....
.James Armstrong. . .
Evan Haslan ......
Carrie Forrest .....
Seth Atkinson ......
Ruth Kinney .... ..
Marie Frizzo .......
Seth Atkinson ......
lrene Womer .... ..
Slater Coleman .....
Wilfred McLaughlin. ..
Maurice Brenner. . .
Miss Allen .........
Miss Schneider .....
Most Enjoyable Class...Ninth Hour .......... Ninth Hour
League of Long Likewise Lengthy Limbs
Faculty Members-Mr. Haisley, Mr. Taggart.
Lord High, Scrubber of the Moon's Face-James Armstrong.
Ye High-muckimuck, Polisher of the Astral Planets-Carl Bohleber.
His Nibs the Cleaner of the High School Chimney-Heath Calvin.
Members-Dora Wright, Wilbur Sargent, Beatrice Gorton, David
Bennett, Judson Peck, and Charles Mason.
Everlasting Wind Bag-Lawrence Abbott.
Perpetual Talking Machine-Wilfred McLaughlin.
Right Honorable Tongue User-Cecil Weiser.
Ye Honorable Cornerer of Conversation-Evangeline Bidwell.
All girls in the school are charter members.
Ye Sleeping, Slumbering Order
Ye Most Noble Morpheuistic Slumberer-Charles Mason.
His Highness, Ye Human Buzzsaw-Ralph Power.
The Right Honorable Ennui-Germ-Lucille Bartholomew.
Ye Association of Assembly-room
Leaders of the Fussing Class-Laura Whiteside and Charles Mason
The Amorous Company of Hand Holders-Lucille Bartholomew and
Ye Mo-st Devoted Occupier of Seats-Maxine Roach and John Burke.
Ye Members of Loiterer's League-Gladys McCoy and Frank Forrest,
Lucille Winn and Wilbur Sargent, Harriet Bullard and
Henry Schrumpf, Jennie Howe and John Vogelsang.
Why We Come to School
To keep from working ....
To act a fool ..........
To attend ninth hour .....
To play leading roles ....
To waste time .........
To flirt with the boys ....
To display my dimples ....
To be an hour tardy ..........
Because I have to ..............
To dance with "Mil" Johnson.....
To go to sleep .................
To dream of "Lard" ......... ..
see Evangeline ............ . . . . . . .. ......
e's back ...,..
To giggle .............................
To grin across the assembly at "Kate", . ..
To annoy Miss Durham ............
To send students to Ninth Hour ....
To throw chalk behind Miss Rummel
To attend high school parties .......
Nc-ne of your business ...........
To kid the teachers.. .............. .
To manipulate the lantern slide .....
To play hookie ....................
To play the traps ..... .......
To get blue slips ..... ..........
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. . . .John Clevenger
. . . .Laura Whiteside
. . . .George Contois
.. . . . .Seth Atkinson
. . ."Pete" Peterson
. . . . .Elzie Wright
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. . . .Zelda Zimmerman
.. .Herbert Goodling
. . .Earl Klamm
. . . .John Burke
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The world is old yet likes to laugh.
New jokes are hard to Hndg
A whole new editorial staff
Cant' tickle every mind.
So if you meet some ancient joke,
Decked out in modern guise,
Don't frown and call the thing a joke,
Just laugh-don't be too wise.
Mr. Taggart Lin American History class, discussing the election of
Adamsjz Clay, seeing he was out of the race, threw his sup-
porters to Adams.
Margaret H. Cin public speaking class, making a speechbz I can't
think of anything to say.
CQuite unusual, Peg.D
Agnes Burns: I don't know anything about geometry.
Dora Wright: You know more than I do.
Agnes Burns: Well, that isn't very much.
Mr. Zabel fto a group of studentsbz I am accused of marking too
Stude: Dcn't let 'em kid you, Mr. Zabel.
Lucille Bartholomew fvery much upsetb: I'm just sure I flunked
my history test. Why, no one around me knew a thing.
Mr. Taggart Cmaking announcements in assemblyjz Now, hold up
your hands, all three of you, so I can count them.
Visitc-r: Which of the seniors is the smartest?
Wilfred M.: I'd tell you but you'd think I was conceited.
Mr. Zabel Cin geometry classlz Step to the board and point out
each step as you go.
Junior High student Cbuying books in school book storej: I need
Control of Body and Mind.
Edward F.: Let the girls play the preliminary game to-night.
Mr. Taggart: They lack form.
Edward F.: Wha-a-t?
Skinny P. Qlooking at chart of meats in Domestic Science roomjz
Oh, Lucille, what part of a cow is pork chops?
Miss Schneider fin commercial law classjz In a straight life insur-
ance policy, the insured does not receive the money until he dies.
Kathryn McG.: Is that when he cashes in his checks?
George H. Cdescribing L'Allegroj: Joy came in tripping on his feet.
Mr. Zabel Cin advisoryj: I want just as good order in this room
when there is no one in here as when I am in here.
From a freshie's note-book: He had his leg taken off at the
Reminiscences of Better English Week:
Is it I or is it me?
Were it her or am it he?
Can it was or been it be?
We leave it to English to decree!
Minister: Have you a place of worship where you attend on
Mr. Taggart: Yes, I am on my way to her house now.
Miss Mackay Cin Latin classjz The verb repperio doesn't exactly
mean discoverg it means more like found, as I found a nickel
Joe McGuiness: I lost it, teacher.
James A. Cduring his speech in public speaking classy: She did as
well as could be expected of women.
Seth A. Ccalled on for criticismb: That sentence faboveb was very
Miss Gifford: What about it was good, Seth?
Seth A.: Didn't you hear it?
Miss Allen Cin solid geometry, pointing out a figure that Mildred
Johnson had put on the boardb: Boys, look at Mildred. She
has the best figure.
Mr. Walker Cin geometry, after drawing two triangles upon the
boardjz There, Marjorie, is your picture.
Miss Gifford Cin English Lit.J: Wake up, Charles, and read the
next verse of Rabbi Ben Ezra.
Charles tfsleepilylz "And I shall thereupon
Mr. Taggart Cmaking an -announcementj: The tickets will be 15
cents for high school students and teachers: for adults 25 cents.
Rosabell Cmaking bread in cooking classjz When my mc-ther is in
a hurry, she doesn't use yeast.
Hazel E.: What does she use?
Rosabell: Oh, butter, I guess.
CSome one may require our sympathy a year from this Juuej
Sam A. Ccriticizing Margaret Alice in public speakingjz Her foci
work was very good.
Miss Schneider Qpuzzling o-ver stage directions in playl: Stand
apart? Stand apart? How can anyone stand apart?
I never cuts, I never bolts,
I never chews, or I never smokes:
But I laugh all day
In my own sweet Way
At my own little harmless jokes-
- Wilfred McLaughlin.
WISE ANSWERS TO FOOLISH QUESTIONS
Dora W.: May I speak?
Miss Lanphere: What for?
Dora: I have to get some paper.
Miss L: Well, if you can get it without speaking, you may.
Frank Forrest: I-lc-w much do they charge fcr a nickel's worth of
rubber bands? CYou're cc-ming, Frankl.
Maxine R.: You didn't know who I was this morning.
Ellen M.: No, who were you?
Miss Allen: What does mobilization on the Mexican bzrder mean?
Maxine R.: Automobiles going across the border.
Mr. Macdonnell: Does cellulose in cotton cloth dissolve in Water?
Mr. Macdonnell: Then, if you went out in the rain, would your
clothes dissolve off of you?
Rosabell: I don't believe so. Mine don't.
Miss Durham Cin history classjz John, are you chewing gum or
John: Neither one. I just finished.
Mr. Macdonnell: What is a nitrite?
Pupil: Paul Revere made the first one.
Ode to the Ninth Hour Class
Joe MCG.: If I knocked Wally Cc-les cold, what would be left?
Senior: I don't know. What would?
Senior: Oh, come on, explain yc-ur funnine-ss.
Joe: Why dead coals, of course.
Miss Kneeshaw Cin Cooking II. during study of dige-t1ve syst mb
Girls, just stop and think for a moment, what would happen if
there were no stomach in the digestive system.
Girl fbrightlyjz Why, if there were no stomach, there wouldn t be
anything to ache.
Oh, come away! the call cf wc-e
Is after those who talk too longg
With teacher looking it was wrong
To talk so loudlyg let us go.
Come! you are called, come blithcly thog
Take up your books and join the classg
'Twas made for every tardy lass
And lad who over-slept, I trow.
The ninth hour class, place of unrest,
The meeting ground of all the badg
'Tis there the happy meet the sad,
A place devoid of single jest.
Oh ninth hour class, yorr work is tlzisz
To keep me after schocl at night
So teachers know I study rightg
To them it is an untold bliss.
You pick from out the living mass
As wills the teacher's mighty rule,
And so prc-long each day of schoolg
This is your work, oh ninth hour class!
Whatever I have said or sung
Is but the thought that floats around
Wherever ninth hour folks are found.
Farewell, dear friends, my so-ng is done.
Agnes Burns '20
What We May Expect to See
in the 1921 Tattler
"How the Other Half Lives," by Homer Shoop.
"Across the Continent as a Hobo," by Carl Bohleber.
"Treatise on How to Make Bugs," by Donald Bro-oks.
"How to Attain Curly Locks" ffor women onlyj, by Walter Spansail.
"Advice to the Lovelorn," by Oliver Lee.
"Essay on Merit," by Edward Forbes.
"Revised Edition of Ovid," by Katherine Lardner.
"Self Control in Debating," by Hazel Mutz.
"My Experiences as Captain of the Third Team," by Jack Spansail.
"Life of Buchanan" fa biographyj, by Richard Tormey.
Additional Broken Rungs in Cupid's Ladder
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New Courses that May be Offered
Boyology I: QClass limited to 45. Jo-in early. No one of suffra-
gette sympathies eligiblej. Special study of HIS eco-
nomic and so-cial importance.
Sarcasm V: So far no one c-n the faculty has consented to teach
this course, each insisting he is not fitted for it, but
if fifteen students elect the course, it will be offered
and students may specify their choice of instructor.
Math. X. CFor steadies onlyj. Practical course in computing the
high cost of loving. An effort will be made to determine
how much the student who doesn't go with the girls can
save in one year for his college course.
Math. XI: fFor Junior High and certain infants of Senior Highl.
A laboratory course, experiments will deal chiefly with
tearing up paper into infinitesimal bits and calculating
the capacity of the assembly room ink wells to hold the
same, allowing for a certain overflow upon the floor.
To the New Building
Like our principal loves his tooth-picks
Like the advisory loves its A's,
Like we love our team of twenty,
Like we all love holidays,
Like Chas. Mason loves his gum chews,
Like Kate McGuiness loves to hammer,
the cloak room loves its gym shoes,
Likes to see them strewn about-
That's how much we love the old high school.
the ninth hour needs its class roll,
we need three meals a day,
the girls need cloak room order,
a horse needs clover hay,
every senior needs his credits,
Macdonnell needs alarm clocks,
a matinee dance needs vim-
That's how much we need a new high school.
iNotice to all English students: the above was not
passed by the censor.j
American History Test
a la Taggart
fAnswer five out of sevenj
Trace the course of a student through all the interviews with
chaperon, superintendent, principal-principal, superintendent,
chaperon, up to the point that he actually succeeds in securing the
gym for a matinee dance.
Discuss the principle of the swinging pendulum as applied to all
high school activities, particularly to:
C15 victory and defeat in basket ballg
C23 insistence and non-insistence upon admit and permit
slips for leaving assemblyg
C3D clean-up-week and status a week later.
State the cause of the instituting of ninth hour and discuss its
effects upon the popularity of the faculty with the student body.
Give the principles underlying the growth of hostility on the
part of the junior class toward the seniors over the senior play.
COther three questions omitted for want of spacel
The World will Come to An End When-
Sam Atkinson ..................................... Quits Bluffing
Perry Hoisington. . .
Midge Tautphaus. .
.. ......... Loses his dignity
.... . . . .Comes to school on time
. . ....... Loses her temper
Walter Myers ....... .............. W akes up
Greta McNab ...... Forgets Indian Lake
Wilfred McLaughlin .... ..... B ecomes a crutch
Kathryn McGuiness ....
Lowell Jones .......
Laura Whiteside ....
Henry Knorr ......
Robert Rowley. .... .
Eleanor Peterson. . .
Dora Wright ....
George Jones ....
Mr. Taggart .....
...Begins to grow
. . . .Begins to study
..................Makes a move
. . . .Quits the lower class "women"
.. ............... Quits the Annual
. .... ..... G rows some hair
. . . .Forgets Notre Dame
...........Gets a girl
...Ceases to lecture
Manuscripts Submitted Which We
Were Unable to Publish
Eleanor Peterson on "Points in Dancing."
Mr. Taggart on "How to Assign Outside Work.'
Howard Kendrick on "How to Act."
Henry Knorr on "Farming"
Collins Luth on "How to Cultivate a Soft Voice."
Lucille Bartholomew on "How to Get to School on Time."
Dramatis personae: Gardner Dosterg Mr. Taggart.
Place: Assembly room.
Time: During advisory period at the close of a lecture on the gen-
eral desirability of mc-re study, given by Mr. Taggart.
Mr. T. glances about to see if the lecture has taken effect. Gard-
ner D. merely sits. Mr. T. glares. Gardner reaches for the book on
top of the stack which happens to have a paper cover. Mr. T. ad-
vances and descends upon said book. He reads title on outside,
"Diamond Dick's Marvelous Escape." Glare thickens. Mr. T. is
about to speak an annihilating word. Just then he opens the book
and lo! it is an anc't history text. All's well that ends well.
Famous Sayings of Famous People
"Obviously we must appreciate the fact that" .......... Mr. Taggart
"Too true! Too true!" ................ One half of the Terrible Two
"Would that it were otherwise" .................... The Other Half
"Let's settle down, girlsg you can't work and talk" ........ Miss Lind
"I'm not kidding you, honest" ....................... Sam Atkinson
"Say! Listen, folks! See?" .... ...Miss Schneider
"Now cut that out" ...... . ........ Mr. Zabel
'Tm human" ................ ..... R edney Smith
"It seems to me" ............... ..... M iss Lanphere
"Oh, it's perfectly wonderful". .. .... Laura Whiteside
"All-of-a-sudden-like" .......... .... P eg Hatfield
"Oh Heavens!" ................. .... D ora Wright
"Dormez-vous, M. McLaughlin?"... ......... Miss Mackay
"Girls! Girls! Girls!" ........... ............ M iss Allen
"Mon Dieu!" ........ ............. .... M a rgaret Alice Trask
N. H. S. Popular Fiction
An Amateur Gentleman ............................ Ralph Power
Twice Told Tales ........ ...... A nnual Jokes
A Perfect Gentleman ..... .... J ames Armstrong
The Spoilers ........... ...The Terrible Two
The Younger Set ....... ....... T he Freshies
Dangerous Days ......... ..... E xam Days
The Country Gentleman .... .... H enry Knorr
The Danger Mark ....... . .................... D.
The Old Story ............................................. Love
Partners ........... ..... L aura Whiteside and Kathryn McGuiness
The Disturbing Charm ........................... Edward Forbes
Inseparables ........... Miss Schneider and Ninth Hour Class Roll
Gentleman From Indiana .......................... Lloyd Krueger
More pay ............................... ....... T eachers
Permanent ninth hour class ....... .... M iss Schneider
Victrola to make announcements .... ...... M r. Taggart
A few more books to carry ....... .. ...Perry Hoisington,
Lessons in etiquette ........................... .... S enior Class
A B. B. team for 1921 equal to the team of 1920 .... .... N iles High
A few friends after the Tattler comes out ..... .... T attler Staff
Margaret A. Trask.
Charles Mason .....
Laura Whiteside ....
Dora Wright .......
Marjorie Tautphaus. . .
Collins Luth ..........
Eleanor Peterson. . .
Seth Atkinson ........
Lucille Bartholomew. .
Margaret Hatfield .....
Maxine Roach ........
Cecil Weiser .......
Ruth 'Hamilton .....
Kathryn McLaughlin. .
Henry Knorr .......
George Holtz .... . . .
Walter Myers .........
Perry Hoisington .....
Howard Kendrick .....
Most cherished possession
Go-od reputation .........
Freshly creased trousers...
Board of Co-ntrol note-book.
French slang ..... . . .
limmy .......... . .
Navy stories .... ..
Bobbed hair ....
Yell leader ....
'3um.... ..... ,.
BOX of pills ..... ..
Her figure ........... ..
Terrible Two title .......
Her new pocketbook .....
Her chum Pete ............
The principal's office .......
A Ford .................
A nurse .,.................
Chemistry assistanceship. . .
Honor student .............
Sense of humor ...... ....
We've roasted someg
We've toasted someg
And some we've fairly baked:
Freshies and sophs,
Seniors and profs,
Over the coals we've raked.
You find your name,
They do the same:
Be foreign missionary
Be Merchant Marine
Own a car
Have a date
Own a bungalow
Win state championship
Win fame of Irene Castle
Raise a gum tree
Be a gym teacher
Be an actress
Be West Point Cadet
Marry trap drummer
Be a nurse
Marry a principal
Raise a mustache
Occupy a pulpit
Be a chemical engineer
Be a mechanical engineer
Take it easy
Just remember it's to make you laugh.
If you think it's a sin
To so rub it in,
Go jump on the "Tattler" staff.
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Why Men Like ito Buy Clothing Here
They can come in and be taken care Of in a
business-like way "quickly without fuss" at
the lowest price possible--quality considered.
Chas. Julius CO.
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Yellow Pine Lumber it took
011 May 28 1913 1917 1918
of No. 2 Red Winter Wheat 24.4 bu. 12.4 bu. 15.1 bu.
of No. 2 Corn, mixed 35 bu. 16.3 bu. 16.6 bu.
of No. 2 Oats, mixed 57.1 bu. 40.5 bu. 34 bu.
Who do you think gets the worst of
things-the farmer or the lumberman?
The war is over, now let us put our best efforts for-
ward to get things back to normal.
THINGS WE WILL NOT DO
We will not lower our standard of material.
We will not use cheaper stock.
We will not try to fool you or take advantage of you.
We will always cheerfully give you our best service,
the best goods, at the best price we can.
W. L. BABBITT
North Front Street NILES, MICH.
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But Better than the Rest."
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A NATION-WIDE INSTITUTION-297 STORES
Our Permanent Policy
We operate all our stores on a well defined plan that
assures the people of every community where we locate
-Better Service and Lower Prices.
To accomplish our aim we have eliminated many of the
expenses that the average one-store-merchant encounters.
We Buy for Cash.
We Buy Principally from Manufacturers.
We Eliminate Middlemen's Profits almost entirely.
We Buy only Dependable Merchandise.
We Buy in Vast Quantities.
We Buy at Lowest Prices.
We Sell at Small Profit.
We Sell for Cash Only.
We Sell at One Price to Everybody.
We Eliminate Delivery Expenses.
We Eliminate Credit Losses.
We Eliminate Collection Expenses.
I We Eliminate "Premiums"
The saving we effect in buying merchandise
and in operating our business is the saving
you participate in every time you purchase
at our store.
1. C. PENNEY co.
Where you can outfit the ENTIRE family
under one roof for less money.
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I-IENEVER possible we shall
be pleased to give preference
to graduates from Niles High School,
when filling positions in our Kawneer
family. If you plan to enter busi-
ness, why not come down and have
a talk with our office or factory man-
ager. Or if you seek employment
for the summer months only, we shall
be glad to have you call upon us.
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Groceries of Quality
The Riverside Supply Co.
MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS
Bicycles, Motorbicycles and Sundries
First class Repair Shop in connection
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FOUR PER CENT ON TIME DEPOSITS
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I guarantee to undersell all competition.
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