Niles High School - Tattler Yearbook (Niles, MI)

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I. Tyler J. W. Wood E61 O. VV. HAISLEY, A. M. fvOIIlIIIII'2.ll Un 1'1'f'rs1'fy '17 SUI'EHIN'I'ENDICNT OF SCHOOLS U1 Editor-in-Chief Associate Editor Business Manager Associate Business Art Editor - Faculty Advisors 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 l8l iyggf fi! gyifg Q 2121 I C1 X, V L91 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 HISTORY ELLA CHAMPION Western State Normal '08 ART MARGARET M. DURHAM, B. S Northwestern University '16 HISTORY AND ENGLISH E101 VEOLA E. GIFFORD, A. B. University of Michigan '19 ENGLISH HOWARD H. JACKSON Western State Normal '12 MANUAL TRAINING MARY JANE KNEESHAW, B. S University of Illinois '18 DOMESTIC SCIENCE AND ART FERNE E. LANPHERE, A. B. Monmouth College '16 ENGLISH llll LENA LARDNER MUSIC MILDRED G. LIND Bradley Polytechnic Institute '16 DOMESTIC SCIENCE AND ART C. R. MACDONNELL, A. B. Hanover College '13 SCIENCE FLORELLA L. MACKAY, A. B. University of Michigan '18 LATIN AND FRENCH E121 DORA MCLEOD Chicago Penmanship College '17 PENMANSHIP GRACE E. METZGER Art Institute, Chicago, '16 FREEHAND DRAWING HELEN V. MORROW Columbia College of Expression '17 PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND DRAMATICS EVA M. RAYFUSE, A. B. St. Mary's College '17 FRENCH E131 GRACE ROSE University of Michigan SCIENCE MARGUERITE SCHNEIDER, A. B. University of Michigan '18 COMMERCIAL LELAND S. WALKER, A. B. Kalamazoo College '16 DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION WALTER J. ZABEL, A. B. University of Michigan '19 MATHEMATICS l14l DOROTHY RUMMELE, A. B Ripon College, '19 SCIENCE E151 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! CHORUS 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. I 16l ,. 4 A,1,f,ggti'WQggg334,,f mf Nfcnfumj - jwmax L A .lg .TQ '75 5- 13.5, :Q 1 11m1u1mz1111gr111xv 1 M 5, 0 1 ,gn-I I I 511 , ix 3221491 111 4' I XIII 'un' M- , IP- 13 WX XM mmmmil rn' 1 L.....J TX xx UM Qf' Lx wx W' 'Wmulll' fm 3 Nxkvxxxinrl K- r. -H UNH l dw ' av ff' 41 RSA ADI: MQ g X a. ',:-F i "W1X"DXI NW W f ,wgfglunlb 1,111 J 11-1511111111 11111111111 1 il ' f QE? 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'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, Treasurer '20. Editor High School Notes '18, Business Manager Advisory Play '19, Junior Play '19, Senior Play '20, Tattler Staff '20, P irst Honor Student. E181 SETH R. ATKINSON A sunny d7'S1IOSI'ff0ll the very name qfsuccess. " 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, Junior Play. Commercial Contest St. Joe '19, Basket Ball '19, N. H. S. H. C, Editor-in-chief Tattler '20, LUCILLE M. BARTHOLOMEW 4 1 Don 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, i19l AGNES R. BURNS "A maid she seemed of cheerjhll yester- days and confident tomorrows. " H. S. Chorus '17, 'l8. Hamiltonian Lit. '18, '19, '20, WILLIAM CHAMPION " 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. RUTH HAMILTON "She has a manner all her Own." Junior Play '19. Senior Play '20, Hamiltonian Lit. '18, '19: President '20. Basket Ball '20. HAROLD HERKIMER "Man delights me not-no, nor woman neither." Secretary and Treasurer General Pershing. W. S. S. '19, V201 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 Debati'ngi'i'uam '20. Senior Play '20. Glee Club '20, HOWARD KENDRICK "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 E211 CECIL E. KIGER "A light heart lives long." Business Manager Berrien Springs Junior Play '19. Berrien Springs Base Ball and Basket Ball. Senior Basket Ball Team '20, LUCILLE KITRON "To judge this maiden righf, you 'well must know her." Hamiltonian Lit. 'l9. Glee Club '20. VERA KITRON "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." E221 LUCILE LAPOINTE '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. l23l 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, ESTHER MONTGOMERY "She is gentle, she is sly, but the're's mischiefin her eye." High School Chorus '16, '17. Hamiltonian Lit. '17, '18. i241 "FOTfuI18 smiles on some jbllrs WALTER F. MYERS 'He is the metal proven, in the fest." Assistant Stage Mana er Junior Play ' .. . . g Stage Manager Advisory Play '19. Glee Club '2U. Hamiltonian Lit. '18, '19, '20. Electrician Senior Play '20, Tattler Staff '20. ELEANOR PETERSON 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. CORA REPINE , bu 'The true secret QfSllf'C8SS is constancy qfpurpose. ' ' Commercial Contest St. Joe '19. Hamiltonian Lit. '18, '19, '20. Basket Ball '20. GLADYS REUM .5 e las won golden opinionsjl-onz sorts ofpeople. " Mah, 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. E251 all 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 fellow." Orchestra '19, '2O. Junior Play '19. Senior Play '20, President Divisio Chicago '18. Orchestra N. D. H. S. n Room N. D. H. S.. GERTRUDE STECK "What's the matter if the world goes wrong? 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. l26l MARJORIE TAUTPHAUS A'Hf'l'f'lS 10 the girl with cz heart and smile, who makes fire bubble Qf'I11fle Il'U7"fl1 Il'h7'IU.H Literary Society '18, '19. Junior Play 'ISL Captain Junior and Senior Basket Ball Teams '20. 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. E271 Class Class Class Class DORA WRIGHT "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. KATHERYN ZIMMER "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 f28 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- tions. 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 E291 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. -Perry Hoisington. The Challenge 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. l30l Class Will 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 play. 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 home." 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 absence. 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. l31l 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 Gifford. Unto Donald Brooks we will the captaincy of next year's debat- ing team. 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 public speaking. 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- monition. Unto Stella Hammond and Thelma Smith, we will a limited for Dowagiac. 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 basket balL 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- fiedged Nilesite. 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 E321 Unto Ellen Merritt we grant a position as Edward Forbes' lead- ing lady. Unto Greta McNab and Verna Whalen We will two young men preferably of the Notre Dame variety and Collins says that they must be model. 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. SENIOR CLASS Per Gladys Reum, George Jones. LitTle Things 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- Completely satisfy. Little shoes so dainty, Milady's fo-ot adorns, And then come little troubles Widely known as "corns." E331 Five Years Later ACT I. Time:-1925. 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. -Marjorie Tautphausf' 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 evening. Eleanor Crushing upj: Is that Dora? I want to speak with her. CTakes receiver from Howard.l l34l 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. Good-bye. 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 much happiness. 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. Qllnter Laura.D 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 that? Curtain. I 35 I ACT II. 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 it about? 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 l36i 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. CExits.J 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. Curtain. ACT III. 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 number? l37l 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, everything. 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 dear. 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- appointment. 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. Curtain. fMildred Johnson '20, l 35 l X l 71.1-' s- fw , V - ,Q T X.. 1 W N xx L. nk I I l A , -f L M + 4 ' X I M r f 1 M V yr w 4 X 1 g f E 1 f L1 N' E391 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. i40l Class Colors. .. ..M1ldie President .... . Vice-President. Secretary ..... Treasurer ..... James Armstrong Deborah Benjamin Carl Bohleber Donald Brooks Lillian Boulton Bernice Brown Heath Calvin Edward Forbes Kathryn Forler Clella Gerold Rose Garrett William Griffith Stella Hammond unior Class 1 ? s 5 Yellow and White Class Advisors .,...,..................................... .. ' ' d G. Lind, Mary Jane Kneeshaw, B. C. Macdonnell CLASS OFFICERS CLASS ROLL Margaret Huff Florence Jarm Ina Kellogg Kathryn Lardner Oliver Lee Amy Martin Joe McGuiness Greta McNah Ellen Merritt Genevieve Mes:-winger Julia Miars Rosabell Moor Hazel Mutz l41l James Armstrong . . . . . .Florence Jarm Kathryn Lardner .. . ...Amy Martin Phyllis Pease Beatrice Phillips Amanda Reum Trella Rough Homer Shoop Thelma Smith Jack Spansail Walter Spansail Frances Stafford Gladys Teske Richard Tormey Margaret Visel Verna Whalen 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 l42l 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. Geometry 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, I 43 J Bum Limericks 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. l44l X 5 S 0 P H S 15 ff ' Ly! 0 'iauan M51 Sophomore Class Roll Russell Anderson Alden Bayles Kathryn Bela Adclia Bird Maurice Brenner John Burke Dale Clevering Irene Colclesser Cereto Cochran Ruth Condon Howard Cc-ok Wallace Coles Ethel Cooper Charles Couch Milford Crevistcn George Crumb Thomas Durm Hazel Eycleshymer Marie Frizzo Frank Forrest Helen Gardner Margaret Garrett Herbert Goodling Beatrice Gorton Eileen Graham Zora Hahn Isabelle Hain Hyla Healea Bessie Hendershct Jennie Howe Lowell Jones Robert Kennedy 46fI Ralph Kizer Earl Klamm Harry Lee Lloyd Kreuger Verna Luth Mae Marr Marjorie Mason Lawrence Miller Hclen Moore Gertrude Otto Gilbert Otto F. Wilbur Sargent Gerald Selfridge Olga Schrumpf Josephine Skalla Kathryn Shouder Raymond K. Smith Perry Spencer Ollie Steiner Ebon Ullrey Edward Updike Georgia Umholtz Daniel VanNoppen Ruth Visel Lynne Weaver Malcolm Weaver Selby Wills Lucile Winn Irene Womer Glenice Woodward Wilma Zimmer Zelda Zimmerman Sophomore Class Class Colors .................,.....,............. Blue and White Class Advisors .................................,........... lllarguerite Schneider, Veola E. Gifford, Leland S. Walker CLASS OFFICERS President ....... ................... .... . I ohn Burke Vice-President .... .... K athryn Bela Secretary ....... .. Ollie Steiner Treasurer . .. . . . Marie Frizzo l47l 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 l43l 4 xxx U 'iifxiiixlg fl glue!! ' X ' 241 , V --4 1, '54 , ..z Z Xl x :if 1 I 1 f sl! MUN f NX XA I I Freshman Class Roll Lawrence Abbott Harold Asmus Wilma Asmus Helen Babcock Ruth Barnes John Barrett Janice Barron Lucile Beebe Lydia Belknap David Bennett Russel Berg Lavern Boht Leslie Boulton Arneal Brown Ben Brown Dorothy Brown Georgia Brown Marshall Brenner Harriet Bullard Robert Calvin Merle Cameron George Camp Gordo-n Clark John Clevenger Joe Coffman Slater Coleman George Contois Florence Cook Loretta Corey Harold Crane Ruby Curran Beatrice Curtis Harland Curtis Delores Dittmer Etruria Doster Gardner Doster Cecelia Dudley DeMott Fisk Zora Eisle Stella Emberger Chester Erickson Mary Farley Nora Farley Thomas Farrell Russell Finley Frederick Fisher Isabelle Fisk Carrie Maude Forrest Nina Fitch Anna Fox Myrtle Fox Mildred Franz Donald Gardner Erna Garlanger Genevieve Gerold Mildred Glossenger Jessie Grafford Casper Grathwell Murrel Griffith Malburne Hall Beulah Harrigan Evan Haslan Arlie Hatfield John Hofferth Donald Hoisington Frances Housan Violet Housan Fern Housewo-rth Lena Houseworth Frank Hover Dorothy Huntley Alexander Hunziker Florence Hutton Virginia Jarm Catherine Jefferson Alan Johnson Kathleen Kane Margaret Kane Olive Kay Ruth Kinney Florence Kline Lillian Lamborn Helen Lickfelt Rudolph Malsch Levi Manges Charles Mansfield Carl Marston Freda Martinson Florence McClary Clayton McCoy Max McKee Mildred Miars Pauline Moorhouse l50l Gladys McCoy Kenneth Morris Bernice Mutz Alta Odiorne Raymond Opfel Wilna Otteson David Pammel Harold Park Judson Peck Dora Peters Elmer Pfister LaVerne Pickles Paul Place Lawrence Plym Gertrude Powell Leroy Powell Russel Renbarger Ella Reulfn Frederick Richter Martha Roberts Esther Rough Lolita Ruckman Frank Schanbacher Henry Schrumpf Helen Shetterly Alton Shireman Elma Sill Helene Skalla Nellie Smith Raymond Smith Helen Steinhofer Arlene Stout Mary Trask Edward Troost Lawrence Ullrey Mark Ullrey John Vogelsang Olive Webber Marian Webber Harry White Lillian Whitfield Josephine Wilkinson Elzie Wright Vera Wright Lloyd Young Theron Young Marguerite Zimmerer Class Colors. .. Class Advisors Dorothy President ....... Vice-President Freshman Class Violet and Gold Rummele, Ferne E. Lanphere, Howard H. Jackson CLASS OFFICERS Henry Schrumpf .... Gladys McCoy Secretary and Treasurer . .. . . Nellie Smith E511 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 and achievements. 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, l 52 l I ff w L ff 1 1 X-JANP' v"X!'N P i531 DHAMQTKGS MQQSKC ILKTE ERY? KOYQRD XE NDRIOK 20 Hamiltonian Literary Society Ruth Hamilton ....... ..... Lucille Bartholomew .. . Katherine Lardner . .. Amy Martin . .. James Armstrong Lucille Bartholomew Evangeline Bidwell Carl Bohleber Donald Brooks Agnes Burns Edward Forbes Margaret Hatfield Ruth Hamilton Perry Hoisington George Holtz Florence Jarm George Jones Howard Kendrick Katherine Lardner Amy Martin Wilfred McLaughlin Genevieve Messinger Walter Myers Esther Montgomery l54l . . . . . President ., Vice-President . . . . . . Secretary ......... Treasurer Hazel Mutz Beatrice Phillips Ralph Power Cora Repine Gladys Reum Thelma Smith Gertrude Steck Margaret Alice Trask Laura Whiteside Dora Wright 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- mentarian. 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. E551 , -yi Lambda Sigma Literary Society OFFICERS 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 Alden Bayles Adelia Bird Maurice Brenner Russell Berg Lydia Belknap David Bennett Kathryn Bela Ruth Barnes Cereto Cockran Beatrice Curtis Iohn Clevenger Harold Crain Isabelle Fisk Marie Frizzo Herbert Goodling Genevieve Gerold Erna Garlanger Helen Gardner Lowell Jones Catherine Jefferson Donald I-Ioisingtcn Isabelle Hain Frances Housan Violet Housan Beulah Harrigan Kathleen Kane Margaret Kane I, 56 il Bernice Mutz Dora Peters Helene Skalla Olga Schrurnpf Nellie Smith Elma Sill Helen Shetterly Ella Reum Lolita Ruckman Mary Trask Oliver Webber Josephine Wilkinson Zelda Zinnnerrnan 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 .......... Van Noppen 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, i57l Debating Teams Affirmative Negative 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. PROPOSITION 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 l58l 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. -Ex. i59l President ..... Vice-President. .. Secretary ..... Ruth Barnes Harriet Bullard Janice Barron Ethel Cooper Irene Colclesser Beatrice Curtis Florence Cook Delores Dittmer Marie Frizzo Genevieve Gerold Beatrice Gorton lflileen Graham Helen Gardner Margaret Garrett Isahelle Hain enny Lind Club OFFICERS .... Evangeline Bidwell Violet Housan Frances Housan Kathleen Kane Margaret Kane Vera Kitron Ruth Kinney Lucille Kitrcn Ina Kellogg Katherine Lardner Verna Luth Marjorie Mason Genevieve Messinger Pauline Morehouse Hazel Mutz Bernice Mutz C601 . . Zelda Zimmerman Amy Martin Mae Marr Gladys McCoy Rosabell Moor Maxine Roach Gertrude Steck Helene Skalla Nellie Smith Elma Sill Margaret Alice Mary Trask Lucille Winn Olga Schrumpf Helen Slietterly Trask Marguerite Zimmerer Dora Wright 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. l61l Boys' Glee Club Alden Bayles Herbert Goodling Russell Berg George Jones John Burke Walter Myers Dayle Clevering Raymond Opfel Edward Forbes 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. l62l 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 mock-banquets. 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. . T631 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. Esther Montgomery, 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: Mr. George Jones, 5. Helen Steinhofer, 4. Dorothy Huntley, 4. Adelia Bird, 1. Mark Ullery, 1. Lynne Weaver, 1. Taggart's Advisory: 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 Mr. Perry Hoisington, 4. Katherine Lardner, 4. Alta Odiorne, 4. Kathryn Shouder, 4. Jack Spansail, 2. Macdonnell's Advisory Mayme Baumann, 5. Olga Schrumpf, 5. Margaret Visel, 5. George Holtz, 3. Nellie Smith, 2. Kathryn McGuiness, 1 Miss Schneider's Advisory Mr 64 Gilbert Otto, 5. Margaret Huff, 2. Kathryn Bela, 1. Helen Babcock, 1. Isabelle Fisk, 1. Josephine Skalla, 1. Zabel's Advisory: 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 l65l CAST OF CHARACTERS Fanny .... ........................................ A my Martin Vernon Wetherell QLord Bantock, her husbandj ............. Wilfred McLaughlin 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 England Scotland Ireland . Canada . Australia India . . . ...Greta MacNab l66l . . 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. T671 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 l68l All-of-a-Sudden Peggy 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. l69l 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 extra-curriculum activities. 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 government. Laura Whiteside Miss Allen James Armstrong Mr. Zabel Charles Mason Mr. Walker Mr. Taggart l 70 l 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 at parting. 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 . f71fl 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 Solitude." 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. I 72 l 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 annoyance 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- less. Marthy met him shouting, "Oh lawsy law! Gawge Washin'ton, read this." A look of consternation and perplexity overspread George's face, but when the newspaper was thrust into his hands, he read where Marthy pointed: - 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." l73l "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: "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." E741 X3 is ehoj fix Top roweVogelsang: H. F. Taggart, Coachg W. J. Zabel, Mgr.g Forbes. Bottom rowfLuthg Championg Lee, Captaing Schrumpfg Forrest. Name Luth Vogelsang Forbes Schrumpf Lee fCaptainl Forrest Champion Mason H. Lee Atkinson Anderson Basket Ball Team Position Forward Forward Forward Center Center Guard Guard Center Center Forward Forward Field Goals 73 40 40 101 29 29 1 12 4 3 1 1751 Fouls Total 59 205 1 81 80 202 58 17 75 2 24 8 6 2 Total 743 Opponents 385 Basket Ball 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 l77l 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' T781 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 f79:I . The Reserves 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 l80l 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. E811 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. I8-'ll 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 well. 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- Deepest blue. 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. i831 84 Class Poem 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. E851 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. E861 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." l87J 88 Calendar 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 formed. 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 of "Blues". 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 seniors." Oct. 21. Every one is having weinie-roasts. l39l 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 floor. 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 and busted. 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, 21-2. 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. l90l 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 floor, 32-28. 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! Etc! Feb. 23. The lc-ng expected announcement comes. We are going to play LaPorte, the near-champs of northern Indiana, Saturday night. 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 minutes. 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 tournament. 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 nose. Later: Kazoo beat us. i91l 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. l92l 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 course. 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- gineering. 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. l93l 94 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 .... Hammeress ........ Hammerer. . .......... . . . Teacher's Beloved ....... Teacher's Belovedess .... Hardest to Bluff ......... First to be Married ..... Who's Who FIRST .James Armstrong. . . Evangeline Bidwell. Marjorie Tautphaus James Armstrong.. Evan Haslan ...... Carrie Forrest ..... Seth Atkinson ...... Ruth Kinney .... .. Marie Frizzo ....... Eleanor Peterson.. Seth Atkinson ...... lrene Womer .... .. Slater Coleman ..... Kathryn McGuiness. Wilfred McLaughlin. .. Maurice Brenner. . . Evangeline Bidwell. Miss Allen ......... Miss Schneider ..... SECOND Seth Atkinson Laura Whiteside Violet Housan Charles Mason Ralph Power Lucille Bartholomew Lucille Bartholomew Dora Wright Verna Luth Evangeline Bidwell Edward Forbes. Lucille Bartholomew Slater Coleman Mamie Baumann Howard Kendricks Perry Hoisington Margaret Trask Miss Schneider Miss Lind 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. Spouters' Club 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. E951 Ye Sleeping, Slumbering Order of Somnambulists 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 Hangers Out Leaders of the Fussing Class-Laura Whiteside and Charles Mason The Amorous Company of Hand Holders-Lucille Bartholomew and Seth Atkinson. 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 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 ..... .......... l96l ............Shoopie . .Howard Kendricks . . . .John Clevenger . . . .Laura Whiteside James Armstrong . . . .George Contois Ellen Merritt .. . . . .Seth Atkinson Lucille Bartholomew "Jennie" Woodward . . ."Pete" Peterson . . . . .Elzie Wright . ........ Mae Marr . . . .Zelda Zimmerman .. .Herbert Goodling "Jennie" Vogelsang .Miss Schneider Hank Schrumpf Dayle Clevering .Frank Forrest Heath Calvin . . .Earl Klamm Spive" Coleman . . . .John Burke ..."Si" Opfel U t fum Aux 1, , I A jg, 'uf V ' - xi 4 sv -fo 0 9.-I l JR Q ' V ' ' I gg , k - 1 , 5 g , , ,gg ..- '- - ff--' - mlllllltv L- . M? ,. V 1 . ' . V . . 1 if Q R If fl ff 1 ui. a q- xv 'X - ff s 14 - -ff? L , ffx . QA 5' , ll ,.-,-.,.,.,..., E E f' , V X J f , .- "Q ENUM-,J L1 1 L. h W 1 ' ny nr A J,-' 1 ' 1 N, K M W fl . M 1 Z A ,1 A ,U W E H J A Eg f K9 WALS H 'Sf 'X y "'A x x 1 7" , f J 5:' I ..,, - W W" 5 U55 NO NMFS " XHWM W , 1 4 2 , n l Qx r Q -5 if X ,ff-'fi' of if' X 6 a I I I X , x 1 5 ,JZ If if n- , E IW I . Q fd IW' 3 k ' 1 'fb 1 I Y ! A 3 Hag! na is 1 5 k I9 2 I l ff fff-s f Q K' K I f X ll .ef 3 I uf' 5' N' pf, gyv ,X !A i I f V j f 'Q k Q ,-15' - " ' 1 10 ZH fi WNNND7 171 jokes 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 high. 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? E981 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 terminal. 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 Sunday? 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 this morning. 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 good. 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 Take rest--" l99l 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? Rosabell: Yes. 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 eating candy? John: Neither one. I just finished. Mr. Macdonnell: What is a nitrite? Pupil: Paul Revere made the first one. f100:I 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? Joe: Ashes. 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. H1011 Agnes Burns '20 What We May Expect to See in the 1921 Tattler MANUSCRIPTS "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 ? .......... ? ? .......... ? New Courses that May be Offered Next Year 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. f102:l II. III. V. 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, Like the cloak room loves its gym shoes, Likes to see them strewn about- That's how much we love the old high school. Like Like Like Like Like Like Like 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 f103j The World will Come to An End When- Sam Atkinson ..................................... Quits Bluffing Perry Hoisington. . . Lucille Bartholomew 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. .... . Evangeline Bidwell. Eleanor Peterson. . . Dora Wright .... George Jones .... Mr. Taggart ..... .......Gets married ...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." il? Pantomime 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. H1041 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 Want Ads 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 H051 Name Margaret A. Trask. Charles Mason ..... Laura Whiteside .... Dora Wright ....... Kathryn McGuiness. Marjorie Tautphaus. . . Collins Luth .......... Eleanor Peterson. . . Evangeline Bidwell. Seth Atkinson ........ Lucille Bartholomew. . Margaret Hatfield ..... Wilfred McLaughlin 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. Geometry ................,. 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 ....... Adrian .................... A Ford ................. A nurse .,................. Chemistry assistanceship. . . Honor student ............. Sense of humor ...... .... ...l1 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: Future ambition Be foreign missionary Be Merchant Marine Marry money Own a car Have a date Own a bungalow Win state championship Win fame of Irene Castle Edit Star-Sun Raise a gum tree Be a gym teacher Be an actress Be West Point Cadet Marry trap drummer Be a nurse Marry a principal Just marry 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. L106j I lllllll.lllllllllllIIllllllIIIIIIlIIIIIIIIlIIlIlII llIlIlIIIIIlII IIIII IIIIlIIIIIIIIIIIllll I. A. Kerr Hardware CO. Successor to W. E. PLATT MAKE THE .4 Electric Vacuum Cleaner g A WS YOUR STANDARD FOR COMPARISON ' g I l A li -. L. H. HAMILTON , ig' . ,f Phone 304 , A 115 N, Front Street ' ....,... 1 .........w Vlllillillllllfllirr""'mY"iMTuTWmm'm'W 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. CHAS. MQBAIN, Mgr. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Illllllllllllllllll l'lIl1 lllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 51073 Do you know that to buy 1,000 feet of 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 The Lumberman Phone 53 North Front Street NILES, MICH. f108j IIIIIIIH IIIIIII llmllllllll I1IIIIIIIlIIIIlIlIIIIllllllTllllTIlll'ITl'l llllllll llIIlTlTlll'lll'l1Il'l'lTlTl'l'l'l11I11Tll11TlITl Forler Grocery Co Fresh Peanut Butter made While you Wait STAPLE AND FANCY GRUCERIES Phone 52 BRICK .-mc-.1 CREAM "Not Better than the Best, But Better than the Rest." HUNTER'S ICE CREAM Manufactured by THE HUNTER COMPANY NILES, MICHIGAN .. E 4 um n I I um ll ll u 7' 7' 'IW fi ll W l W ll ll I ll Ill I l l mm Ill llllllllllllllllllll f109j M llllll IIIIIIIIIIuIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIInnnIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIulInnIInIuIIInIII111IIinnnnmmmunmlnuuunvvn'l'!'i'i'li1 in uv uumm'!'ITum CLAUDE I. I-IUFF Auto Supplies John Baumann E. E. 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Montague W Lawns I Golf Greens Hardware flu and Orchards Coal w are .safe from Paints sr connnualdanv . if age by the mole 0115 ' pest with d j j A + f . REDDICK an , TR A pg Varnzshes - Do not let yeur grennd be in- isfilozvvgen this positive check 111 MAIN STREET ASK YOUR HARDWARE DEALER - - - - - MICHIGAN WIRE coons co. Nlles' Mmh' Niles, Michigan COMPLIMENTS OF THE Niles Gas Light Company I f112j I L l IlIllIIIII I I Illllllullll Illl Il II Il ll II m ImII ll lll II IlIIIlTI1I IIl'ITl'l I. C. PENNE Y CO. 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. IN BUYING- 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. IN SELLING- We Sell at Small Profit. We Sell for Cash Only. We Sell at One Price to Everybody. FURTHERMORE-- We Eliminate Delivery Expenses. We Eliminate Credit Losses. We Eliminate Collection Expenses. I We Eliminate "Premiums" REMEMBER- 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. BANK BUILDING 2nd Street NILES, MICH. llllIlllllllIIlllllIIlllllllIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 4 lllllllllllll IllllllIIlIITIIIIIlIlIIIlllllllllllllllllllllllIlllllllll IllllllllllllllllIIllIlIIlIIllIllIlIIlll'ITIITI11Illlll1Tl'I1IlIIlllllllllllll L 113 3 7 W 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. MR. F. 1. PLYM PRESIDENT THE Kaxwffne e if C O M P A N Y NILES MICHIGAN LUILIII I III II III lIIfIlll.lllll1l'I1'lIIllHllllIllUllll mlIllll'l'l'llIl'l'l1I1'lIlIIflITIlTll'I'lTlTIIIIlll f1141 IIIIIIIII an IULMMIIIIIIIIII :Umm !lII,IxI1IUIIj jlIlIIjIY,IJIIljlllljlllllllllllllllll n THE UNIVERSAL CAR P. B. FRIDAY Authorized Sales and Service NILES, MICH. Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent Newman Sz Snell's State Bank IN THEIR NEW BUILDING 2nd and Main Streets Phone 192 NILES, MICH. Ame"'ff"1 Nlles Daily Cleaner Laundry Star-Sun Co. A Booster for North 2nd Street Home PHONE 129-W Institutions IIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITIITIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIII I Illll I llTI111Il1 M1m L1151 1 N - - 1 Y I I 1 - N E' I I I CD ' l ,fg-f l 1 i . rp 64 N. 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The reputation and standing of this school among business institutions will GEORGE BUT'-ER wax:a's:2SfisIs'e':::dvi'3aiet - ay , une PROPRIETOR 7, july 5, August 30. Catalog FREE on request. "Your money is only on deposit with us until your purchase proves to be satisfactory." THE greatest friendship should exist between a merchant and his customers- WHEN mere formality takes the place of friendship- THEN it's time to change stores. THIS IS THE STORE FOR YOU. LANDSlVlAN'S t X. . The Home of Hart, Schaff- l ner Sz, Marx Clothes and ' X:..i. ..f,, Bostonian Shoes. ot C miss, it MICHIGAN S -Illlllllllll lll Ill llllllllllllllllllllllllll , llll , ll lllll llllllllllllllllllllilllllll Ill lll lllllllllIIIIlIlll1IlI1llIIlIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIl L1171 IllllllllllllllllllllllllIllllllIllIIIIl1I1lI1IlIIIIlIIIIIIIIIIIlUI llll lllllIIIlllIllIllllllllTllllIIlll lllllIIIIIIIIIIIIIlIIIlIlIIIlIllll I-Ienkle Bros. Dry Goods MAIN STREET ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS BY USING Lithographs, Show Cards and Posters MADE BY The National Printing Sz Engraving Co. Offices: CHICAGO ' NEXV YORK ST. LOUIS Home Plant: NILES, MICH. N1'les, Mich." The "Dry-Kold" Refrigerator Co. NILES, MICH. Refrigerators for all purposes IIIIII ll ull ull Illfulmlllllmmlllllllllml m mmIIllllllmlvmmIllIIllI1II4IlIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITII I f118j m French Paper Co MANUFACTURERS Book Paper and Wood Pulp Board TTTIITTITI l1'Il'l'IIllTIlllTII1llII'llTl111l1'l'l'l1 mHHll lllllllllllllllIllllllllllllllllllllllll I 1 mum I l!1H11lI11llIIIll lllll llllllllllllllllll Building Material Paris Made and Can R631 Estate R. C. ATKINSON MILLS Sz, MILLS Druggists and Grocers 599 N. 5TH STREET The only all-night service Drug Store in the city Phone 127-W llllllllllllllllllll il- llllllllflllllllll Ill ll1lIIlIllIIlI1IIllIIl1IlIl IIITIIIIIITIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIII I I IlML,E IlIlllllllllllllllllllllll lllllllllIIllMW UlIDlTM1lllmIllIIllIH llllll I VWIIHVIDHVHIH lmmlllllllmunmwimimivm mimuWnnfivnnmitn1 1:1-nmrr i. I TOWN TALK The Best for the Least Moneg The Spot Cash Grocery P. E. WALBURN Groceries of Quality and Economy BICYCLES The Riverside Supply Co. MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS Bicycles, Motorbicycles and Sundries First class Repair Shop in connection l I-4 South Front Street Yours for the Best GOOD EATS AT ALL HOURS Iinterurban Cafe 1oHN PETHICK roiiiiww-ii mm I-uumunvmwimmmimmmimmiunmmuvw.mlm mu in Iunmum...miiniwmim-.ii inumnimnmminliiiiuui f1211 in in lll N emeek Studio PHOTOGRAPHS Walton Building THE NILES CITY BANK Member Federal Reserve System FOUR PER CENT ON TIME DEPOSITS Safety Service TATTLING A young man's clothes are tattling, speaking, talking about all the time. If bought of Ralph D. King you need not worry. I guarantee to undersell all competition. RALPH D. KING h Oxy-Acetylene Welding NILES STEEL TANK co. lllllllllllllllllll ll l'lIllIII.lIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIlIIIlI1IllllIllIIIlllll1llI1lI1IllllIl llllllllllllll I llllllllll l ll1IIlI.IIlIIlIlIIIll.IlI.lllJI.l.I.lll.l lllllllllllllll 51221 - Towar Cotton Mills, Inc. MANUFACTURERS OF Tire Fabric and Heavy Cotton Duck NILES, MICH. Acme Belting Company Manufacturers of High Grade STITCHED CANVAS BELTING GENERAL OFFICE AND FACTORY Niles, Mich. Long Distance Telephone 260 - l l y Dr. Geo. I. Vetter DENTIST alton Bui in ld . . Phone 441 g NIICS, M1Ch - I-I. B. LABERTEAUX Home of Quality Goods Ferndell Teas and Coffees Complete Home Furnishers llllllllllll IIIIIIIIIlllIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlIIlIIIIIIllIIlIlIllIlI1IIIIIIIIIIIIIIllIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIllIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlfllllllllllllllllllllllIIIIIIIIHIII IIIIIIIIIIIII I:124j ITIIIIIIIIIIIIII FITIITIIITI lTlTITI1lllTl1lTI'Ill'Il'l'UIIIIITIIIIIIHIITTTIIIUIIUIIIIImImIlHmmI Im 0 Schmidfs GROCERY AND MEAT SHOP THE STORE THAT SELLS IT FOR LESS The Niles Lumber Co M. S. RUDISILI., Sec'y and Treas. LUMBER and BUILDING MATERIAL Phone6 f125j 'FTNIS ur asf- -T .. - ,-G -'W .3-.4 . .-. 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