Nokomis High School - Old Nokomis Yearbook (Nokomis, IL)

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J 3 .Jn Published by THE STUDENT BODY of N. T. H. S. 1924 4 ss F ss H H Q ,.-mf, E sf H R E is wa ml.- was Sas. SEE :ss mms mm :W as rf s . ss ss um-- SME. mx HE fx Pm ng. Q .I S T-MQ . WEE, , Ex my msn s- U E E: E N E :H BBEHESS 'SEHIB H E EE E R :Nam H M B NM H E X X N K E E Ngaia www .-mm SSW" S84 , Mm Him Wm KSSWEBSS H95 ss Sami ml ss kms' v, as ss mimi gums Nw Emi? mm- Mm , my-ax? ,Egg s 'H sf - sa -mm . - as as ss Q H . V ss Eau mg, EQ-gm. imager M Q., . E imma , Mm ,gm W S' as Y aw ga .PE iz gf W1 rim M E mf-Q mu-1 ' f an min 25516 H' ma MX. Zjfwf E 'G 5 H my m wa mnmvm ss fm as gf E misss E 1, H fx, E , is mx- X mam ss in H m 1924 FOREWORD In this eventful school year of ,23-'24 have occurred many things differing' from our standard methods, l'rominent among these stands the new management of our year book. In previous times the Annual has been a burden and an anxiety to every Senior. At present, lioxvever. as! in many modern, progressive schools, this responsibility is being shouldered by the student body and facul- ty. The Student Council, another institution of the new regime, chose some of the Board of Iidi- tors, and the classes and associations selected the others: VVe offer to you this edition of "Old Noko- misf' portraying, as nearly as possible. the events of this school year. VVe hope you will find it in- teresting. and that it will leave with you a pleasant impression. It is our hest. No staff can do more. Staff of 23:24. OLD NOKOMIS 1 A T I x .f ig! Y I N ' V 5' .nf i' if' W S 1-I M' ' TABLE OF CONTENTS K T w' FACULTY SOCIETY 'irq SENIORS ATHLETICS IUNIORS JOKES AND ADS SOPHOMORES CALENDAR T ln FRESHMEN ALUMNI CLUBS EPILOGUE LT"l'ERA'l'URE AUTOGRAPHS IW' r , ' X Q ., .urn1r5fg we g , 5 ii f S A ,471 ,... 4 --nn AJ 5 xx L5 ' -'pn ....unuuxununnu..., E qnngrgj-:I 9 A. M- - , -.N f i "'t: 3 -' ' Q C, Q . V -.-T-f F4 ,SN-1-xs', 1f., C--Q-'E -:M 5 , Y , W' ff ffggii' M HCULTY ?76 eZ,fg ff, ,f ff 1 Q , ff if X? lhfyllj f ff l-'gk X D I ff! R 5 fi?-ffxx' W1 4 ' is W , f Y A ! , f JI 2 X f 1,4 ' "ff" 4 ff 41' I 1 'ffff' f 2 f . X, , X, I iQ? xg Q x f L W x , 'Pj , 11 -. .15- 'g 2- '72, L23 X1 651-an 1924 FACULTY Mr. D. E. ZOOK Principal "The opinion of the st:'ongest's al- ways the best." Q0 ,S el MISS STELLA YACKLE English "She doeth little kindnesses which most leave unclonbe, or despise." al .29 el MR, E. E. RADEMACHER Science "Sing away sorrow, cast away care" Q9 5 al MISS MARGARET HADLEY Mathematics "Sigl1ed and looked unutterable things" OLD N OKOMIS 1924 FACULTY cb! Q8 M R. ROYAL BARTH Commercial "Let every man mind his own busi- ness" .3 Q! el MRS. CHARLOTTE EEKHOFF Latin "Because right is right, to follow right were wisdom in the scorn of consequence" M55 MR, ODE CUSTER Social Science "Our myriad minded Shakespeare." 5.5.3 MISS ELSIE BULLINGTON Domestic Science "Thy modesty's a candle tu thy merit" OLD NOKOMIS 1924 NIR. A. E. CREPIN Science-Coach a1le1" M 5 .Al MISS EMILY JACKSON English "Happy am I, from care Fm free! Why a:"n't all contented like me?" J! val J! MR. L. NEWPORT Agriculture "With si smile that was childish and bland" 758 Lb! V55 MISS ABIGAIL MANN History "Thou sayest an undisputed thing In such a solemn way" OLD NOKOMIS F A C U L T Y "None but himself can be his par- I V idff 5 4 GL? 7 'Q 5. 3 ? V, ? 22 jf- 6 li 1 f X'4 I 5, 1 fi? W ' 1 I 4 4. .f, Cu 4 ' , X ,ry f J M if N X53 S ,X X5 or X . ' l XJ X ,.l X. 1924 SENIORS ETHEL TURK "Turk" "Quiet and stuclious, always per- severing" President of Senior Class Student Council ,IZ ,FZ ,KI ALFRED C. GREEN "Green" "A quiet unassuming man of sterl- ing worth" I Vice-.President of Senior Class Athletic Association f 14 A tsl ANNETTA V, REINCKE "Net" "Her eyes are windows to the cheer within" Secretary of Senior Class Senior Drzunatic Club, Science f Club, Chorus A5935 HAROLD C. KETTELKAMP "Cotton" "I will show you many wonderful things in the future, through science" Business Manager Senior Class Vice-President of Athletic Associ- ation, Science Club Program Conmmittee R rl :al K x-.0515 BARNSTABLE ffaarneyn ig ,nl "?T'hey're only truly great who are to truly good" Suki Senior Drainatic Club, Science X Club, Chorus X OLD NOKOMIS 1924 WSENIORS , I R ILDA BERNARDINI "Shorty" "She can do whatever she likes in art, because she likes it" 3 J! 3 WILSON BRIEGEL "Briggs" "Let us all be Content with our lot" Science Club es! ,et KENNETH BUEL "SpudS" "A nian he seems, of 'cheerful ways, and confident of tomorrow" President of Athletic Association Captain Basket Ball Team ,23-'24 Student Council, Senior Dramatic Club, Science Club, Football Team '21-'22 ELIZABETH CHRISTIAN "Betty" "Always happy, always gay, Always driving care away" Senior Dramatic Club 23 ee! X fl RW U l 'XIVV ff ERNICE IVI. CooK "Polly" "She talks, then talks 'some more, and still she tziIks"' Science Club, Senior Dramatic Clubl is OLD NOKOMIS ,, X, L ,55 Q!! ,st f iw In 1924 SENIORS .f ....l.. VELMA ELVERS "Happy" "Her very frowus are fairer fur than smiles of other maidens are," Senior Dramatic Club JV L29 JB ANTON E. GERIGK "Tony" "Judge not his worth by his size" Athletic Association Q4 193, er JOSEPH J. L. GOURLAY "Girlie" "He has at wicked look. Be careful, ladies!" Senior Dramatiic Club, Athletic Association, Science Club QU L55 M JAMES GRIFFIN "Bud" "The World 'knows little of its great- est men" S9'C1'ElZZll'y and Treasurer of Ath- letic Association Senior Dramatic Club, Science Club M ,se ue VELMA L. HARDY "Vemmie" "But I am constant as the Northern Sta1"' Senior Dramatic Club, Science Club, Chorus OLD N OKOMIS 1924 i SENIORS RUPERT HERRON "Athos" "Of manners gentle, of affections mild" Science Club, Athletic Associa- tion, Football Tefllll '21-'22, Bas- ket Ball Team '22-'23-'24 ' JZ ,HB 98 Ny LYDlA HUNTER 'Q "She selrloni says El foolish thingf, 3 Q32 Z4 JENNIE JAcHlNo ' "Large musing eyes, neither joyous nor sorry" . cl Q52 L29 MPM' 'sn- xfrfiffggjf KATHERINE JACHINO "Katie" 1, K, "'Tis good to be merry and wise" Qt! Q2 V9 VIOLA E. JOHNSON "Vi" "From the crown of her head to the soles of her feet, She is all mirth" Senior Dramatic Club I OLD NOKOMIS 1924 SENIORS X vi . LOTTIE JONES "Pat" "Not known in a day but likecl by all those who know her" Senior Dramatic Club :C al V53 A l,,J 1.- '1 A ,VELBERTA I. KETTELKAMP :"El" 'l . f I ,f"lFull11ess is always quiet: E Agiliation will answer for empty if vessels only" D Senior Dramatic Club, Chorus JC ,PZ J! WH.l.!AM McCASLIN "Bull" "I have a very hrilliimt mind but the High School Faculty docs not know it" Athletic- Association, Science Club, Senior D:'a.1natic Club ,ll ,il J! FLORENCE MILLER "DimpICs" "Her dimples and her smile Would make any life Worth while" President Senior Dramatic Club Scion-ce Club, Annual Staff, Girls' Basket Ball Team, Student Coun- rx . cil I .1 O ,sl ,sl LEONARD MORGAN "Tippy" "Principle is ever my motto, not experliencyu Basket Ball Team '23-'24, Annual Stall, Athletic Association, Senior we Dramatic Club, Agricultural Club, ' Track CLD N OKOMIS' 19241 SENIORS HOWARD PENDLETON "Jumbo" "Hear much, speak little" Athletic Association, Science Club el .29 Q52 MILDRED RAMSEY "Bubbles" "It is tranquil people who accomp- lish much" Senior Dramatic Club, Science Club Vet V22 ,S LUELLA F, REINCKE "Lu" "Her hobby is her study" Science Club, Chorus, Senior ' Dramatic Club V33 5 ERNEST W. REISNER "P0r'thiaS" "Our Ernest sees popular actors in the Great Stone Face" Business Manager "Old Nokomisn Q33 tb! 1.35 CHARLES F. RHODES 'Char'lle" "He occasionally astounds the as- sembly with a brilliant recita- tion" Science Club, Senior Dramatic Club, Athletic Association OLD NCKOMIS 1 1924' l f T "She works for what she gets, and gets what she works fo1"' Science Club Q35 vt! J! , , . , SAM SANUSKAR "Sammie" "Happy and gay and full of fun Wlieli he walks he's on the run" Student Council Q N ' el 3 Nl' f , -1 U GERTRUDE SATTERLEE "Gay" "The joy of youth and health her eyes display" Senior Dramatic Club ' JC Q5 229 .fl il Q MARY M. SPERRY "Peggy" l "A pleasant smile and a cordial greeting to all" Senior Dramatic Club, Chorus 7:5 ,SZ CLARENCE STAPLES "Stapes" "Quiet? You should know him bet- ter" President Agricultural Club, Athletic Association, Science ket Ball, Track OLD NOKOMIS SENIORS MAY ROBERTS "Chemistry" l , Club, Senior Dramatic Club, Bas- i 1 9 2 4 SENIOR CLASS HISTORY REEL I Setting. Time: September, 1920. Place: Nokomis Township High School. Characters : Memhers of the present Senior Class, looking frightened and be- wildered. Scene I. Entrance into General .Xssemhly and introduction to schedule. Scene II. Class organization with this result: President. Florence Miller. Vice President. Rupert Herron. Secretary and Treasurer, Gerald Keating. Sponsor. Miss Yackle. Scene III. Freshies indulged in a Saint l"atrick's Party with the result that no one went home hungry. Scene IV. School closes. not quite all Ifreshies become happy Sophs, hut majority rules. REEL II Setting. Time: September, 1921. Place: Same as in Reel I. Characters : So called Sophs but no longer confused, now teeming with a desire to instruct all the "pow" Freshies just how one acts in High School. Scene I. Sophs learncdly discussing elections. Willy worry over credits anyway? Scene II. Election of officers in Geometry room. President, james Griffin. Vice President, Harold Kettelkamp. Secretary and Treasurer. Ethel Turk. Sponsor, Miss Green. Scene III. Sophs engaged in social activities with the new Freshmen. Glorious times are reported! Scene IV. School closes for the second time. Next appearance as Juniors. OLD NOKOMIS 1924 REEL III. Setting. Ti1ne: September, 1922. Place: Same as in Reels I and II. Characters : juniors, a happy-go-lucky bunch, ready for mischief. A group anxious to fight the wiles of English and the snares of Latin. Scene I. juniors discuss the superior air of the new dignified Seniors. Each takes an oath not to copy any of their mannerisms. Scene II. Class organization with this result: President, Harold Kettelkamp. Vice President, I-Toward Pendleton. Secretary and Treasurer, NVinifred Tharp. Sponsor, Miss Yackle. Scene III. juniors are given a Halloween Party by the Seniors and in return serve an elaborate banquet in honor of their upper classmen. Re- sult: class treasury empty! Sorrowful bunch! Scene IV. i School closes. juniors bid their friends good-bye until next September. One more reel of this will be released in the future. REEL IV Setting. Time: September, 1923. Place: Same as Reels 1, II and Ill. Characters : Present Seniors, full of wisdom and always ready to give free advice to their under classmen. Scene I. Seniors discussing how easy it was going to be to "pull the wool" over the new Principal's eyes. They did? ? ? ? ? ? Scene II. Class organization with these results: President, James Griffin. Vice President, Florence Miller. Treasurer, Charles Rhodes. Secretary, Gertrude Satterlee. Business Manager, Ernest Reisner. Sponsors, Miss Yackle and Mr. Crepin. OLD NOKOMIS A 1924 Scene III. - Seniors in uproar over class officersg result: re-election. President, Ethel Turk. Vice President. Alfred Green. Secretary and 'l'reasurer, Annetta Reincke. Business Manager. Harold Kettelkamp. Sponsors, Miss Yackle and Mr. Crepin. Everything now runningsmoothly. Scene IV. Usual social functions. Scene V. Seniors just learned that they had to give "URA'lflONS" before they could graduate. Sadness and despondency prevails. Many have gone so far as to order their "coffins." Scene VI. School closes-Seniors bid a sorrowful farewell to the dear old N. T. H. S. ,At .gt ,st SENIOR PROPHECY Hotel Astor New York City llilarch 17, l934 Dear Betty: ' I have just returned to good old America. England is all right but there is too much fog in the city streets during the winter months. It is more interesting to sing before American audiences in one's home land than before a sprinkling of Americans, English, Russians, French, etc., in a foreign ball-room. Little did I know when we were in the N. T. I-I. S. choruses building air castles of becoming prima donnas. that I would ever tour this country and abroad singing. I had been booked to appear before only English audiences, but I could not let the temptation slip to fly to Paris and see that gay city. I had heard that Lottie Jones was in Paris and I had some trouble finding her. Finally the wife of the American ambassador sent word that she had found a Beauty Shop in Paris, where the proprietor, the Madamoiselle Lottie. could speak English and she highly recommended the establishment to me. I dropped into the shop the following day and there was our old Lottie. She was quite light hearted and very prosperous. just a hint. Betty, Lottie says that curls are to be the advance style and she herself is attempting to grow her old curls back. OLD NOKOMIS 1924 One evening in a hotel lobby I, was glancing over the advanced fash- ions. I scarcely believed my eyes when I saw the name of the designer of the women's fashions to be Charles Rhodes. I can just see how your eyes are fairly popping. Everybody urged me to try Monsieur Charles if I were in need of new frocks. I am wearing one of his creations at my engage- ment tomorrow night, and it is a beauty. I had to laugh to myself all the time he was explaining the advantages of hoop skirts and carrying kittens, for this persuasive artist was so remote from our old idea of "Floppie." VVhile I was in Manchester, England, my carriage couldn't get the right-of-way near an old coffee-house. I caught a glimpse of a woman wildly gesticulating and talking imploringly to an immense crowd. Her voice sounded familiar, but I did not identify her until I picked up the Manchester Times the following day, and read that an American, Jennie jachino, had delivered a stirring address on doing away with the House of Lords so that the women might enter the Upper I-Iouse. She is said to be touring England and drawing large crowds. The boat back to America sighted the immense trans-Atlantic bridge and I had quite an exalted feeling every time I viewed it to think that Kenneth Buel had been the architect to draw up its plans. At mid-ocean we stopped along side the bridge and here came Ethel Turk who was walk- ing from New York to Liverpool. She reported that as yet she hadn't been sea-sick and would cable when she landed. The cable came at noon today announcing her safe arrival. Be sure to order an "Qld Nokoinisn this year because I'Ve just run on to Ilda Bernardini in the Sheffee Tea Room and she tells me that she has sent several sketches back to N. T. H. S. which will appear in this year's. publication. She has asked me to drop into her studio and I'm planning to do so real soon. I can scarcely wait to hear how she is having ti1ne to draw cartoons for the New York Times, covers for the Literary Digest and ever so many other things. Students back in N. T. H. S. ought to enjoy the Literary Digest now that they know that their Alumna is on the magazine staff. All of the old girls are so terribly busy now and still we dearly love to keep in touch with each other. XVhy not write Round Robin letters? It would be a time saver. I am traveling west in june and I may be able to drop in a few hours at Nokomis. It seems ages since I was there. . As ever, Velma Hardy OLD N OKOMIS 1924 Nokomis, Illinois Dear May: March 20, 1934 The most wonderful suggestion has come to me in my last letter from Velma, that we write Round Robin letters. Velma may think that she leads a busy life now that she is a famous singer, but poor "little me" is so ex- ceedingly busy looking after my four responsibilities-a husband and the three four-year-old sons. I don't believe that I will ever forgive jack for keeping me at home so that I can't deliver my address on women's rights to the women at Coalton and VVenonah. Velma Elvers is in VVashington as secretary to the President. Oh, why didn't I take a business course, too, so that I could see some of the world instead of being tied down at home with three children. My only consol- ation is that I don't have to be a secretary to a Republican president. How I long for some Paris frocks, but the best I can do is to go to WVitt and have Viola johnson sew up a gown for me. Everybody goes to Viola. but if I had my way I would go to New York to shop. There now, Tommy upset my ink bottle. He is the naughtiest boy. What he doesn't think of, then Dickie or I-larry will, They drive me dis- tracted and still jack just thinks that it is all right, Sometimes I just want to elope. I can't keep a maid because the boys run a maid crazy in one day's time, and again I have to do all my work. They are wild to get hold of my new Hunter. By the way if Lydia hadn't invented that combined sweeper and duster I don't know how I would ever keep house. I have to keep it under lock and key and keep it away from the boys. Town is full of the talk of the achievement of Leonard Morgan. I-Ie has just completed a new state dance hall at Springfield and laid more bricks per day than any other Workman did in a similar building constructed at the same time by a private concern. He ought to try out for honors as a national bricklayer. It is the funniest thing to go down Main street and see the brilliant signs put up by the two opposing candy shops. Gertrude Satterlee and Albert Viola are terrible rivals. Their stores are opposite each other and they are jealous if one gets one more customers than the other. It is a wonder that they don't go bankrupt, for they outbid each other in special- ties to catch trade. Wlieii the boys go shopping with me Tommy sets up a howl to go to the Greek's as soon as we come to town, and Dickie to Satterlee's, and Harry to neither place, and I just can't do anything when they are along. Williain McCaslin came into town yesterday. He is very fat and still makes eyes. and oh girls, he wears slashed trousers, no collar, a red ban- dana around his neck, a barber-pole shirt, and a green plug hat. He went out to N. T. I-I. S. today and can't you just hear those infants reeling with laughter? Is that the specie of farmer they grow out in Kansas? No doubt you are leading a life of ease down there in Florida and I only wish that I were any place but here in dead Nokomis. ' Lovingly, Betty Christian. OLD NOKOMIS 1924 G-reendale, Florida March 30, l934 Dear Bernice: NVhy didn't some of us think of the new idea of letter-writing long ago? l might as well be in the jungles and put up with their inconveniences as to be down here in Florida near this swampy place and away from civiliza- tion. Nobody knows how l welcome those letters from the outside world. Evidently the world thinks that Florida has the perpetual "Fountain of Youth," but l've failed to find it yet. Alfred is constantly writing new poetry and he is truly in his ele- ment for we are living close to nature. Not even a flivver for Alfred. l'm in constant dread that we will be landed in the ditch by some speedist. Our old horse, Molly, is nearly blind and she takes just one leap for the ditch when a "threshing machine" looms up and l have to laugh to see Alfred suddenly wake up and begin to think about his precious poetry notes. Doesn't that sound like a typical ,-'Xlfred Green? l've been trying to persuade Alfred to send for Harold Kettelkamp to come down from Mobile, Alabama. It is reported that people have asked "Cotton" why he doesn't marry, and he replies that he has no use for a wife since everything in his home is run by electricity, and if he had a wife he would never know where she was. tlixcept, not at home.j l'm in hopes that "Cotton" will be able to persuade Alfred to introduce some of those electrical labor saving devices into our home if Alfred is going to want to reside here for fifty Years. Alfred took Julius Caesar up to St. Augustine last month to a circus. Julius Caesar came home so greatly excited over the fact that his father knew a midget in the circus. His father states that it was Anton Gerigk. Some of my friends in Miami write that the tourists are going wild over a classical toe-dancer, and since l hear that she is lllildred Ramsey. I am threatening to escape from here and join the visitors at Miami and admire our old classmate. too. Peggy has had an intermittent toothache all spring and l can't prevail upon her father to let me take her up to Tallahassee to see the dentist, Dr. james Griffin. Alfred once went over to visit "Jimmie" and "Jimmie" used some hypnotic powers over him, and Alfred never did know when he lost his tooth. v Orie Barnstable writes that she may come down to see us in june, pro- vided that llenry Ford gives her leave. She is making some chemical ex- periments in fertilizers at llluscle Shoals for Henry Ford. She likes her work but some of her chemical terms are like Greek to me. Now'don't pity me too much, for l'm exceedingly proud of my poet husband and he sends off his third volume of verse this week. Sincerely, May Roberts Green. OLD NOKOMIS A 1924 Smith Hospital North Shore Drive Chicago, Illinois My Dear Elberta: I April 7. 193-l Since the terrible fire that wiped out part of one suburb, I never know when I'n1 to be called on to extra duty to care for some fire victim, who has only been dug from the debris and has slight chance for recovery. If it had not been for the negligence of the fire chief, hloseph Gourlay, probably the fire would not have wrought such vast destruction. Evidently Ioe received some of his training in the old Nokomis fire department' I haven't been out of this hospital for ages, I am constantly being called to quiet some afflicted child who is crying for "Mother" and probably that mother lost her life in trying to save her children. I want to go to Chicago so badly to see the newest movie star, Howard Pendleton, who, being the Shiek of Movie-land, is taking the part of the Deserted Lover in the recent play, "Tears of Love." The "come-hither" look in his eyes certainly causes many a young girl's heart to flutter. l don't suppose that you see any of the movie magazines, but the latest ones are full of the comments about Movie Director at Hollywood, namely Er- nest Reisner. All of the movie stars fall in love with him at first sight and they make every year a leap yearg although he is at home with them, he will not listen to their entreaties. He is evidently all business, but still I am wondering how he has ever overcome his bashfulness enough to get out before a crowd of actors and direct them into a successful movie. lt's bc- yond me. Medical journals are packed with write-ups on the radical advance of the Denver specialist, Dr. Rupert Herron. 'He took his medical training in a shorter time than was ever believed possible. Iile went over to Rus- sia to experiment on some poor peasants Che won't tell how many diedj, then returned to Denver, opened up an office there and is taking the coun- try by storm. There are no windows or doors in his office and guards have to be stationed there to keep the suffering beggars from flocking in. I-Ie is a nerve specialist, removing nerves and amputating people's arms. without giving any anestheticsg all this he accomplishes while they wait and then the patients walk ,out new men. Clarence Staples is stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Training Camp. They say he is a wonderful swimmer. Wfhen the "Flappers" are told not to go too far out they reply, "Oh never mind, just send for that good-look- ing Life Guard." Evidently Stapes is still the old pal we knew in 'Z-l. Vlfhenever I do get an entire day off I must run down to the poor farm and cheer up Florence. Remember how we had always supposed that the name of Miller would be emblazoned in historical magazines, lauding her research work on foreign relations? Instead she has only fulfilled the "M-R-S" and OLD N OKOMIS 1924 is quietly running that poor farm and looking after George, his pet dog and cat and- Rest hour is over-I could just wring that fire-chief's neck, if it would do any good. Hurriedly, Bernice Cook. J! .El .53 Rafi, Urbangi-Shari, Africa May 1, 1934 Dear Velma: Your letters from America are putting renewed effort into me, so that I can add something accomplished to the class role of 1924 and for N. T. H. S. I expect always to remain in the missionary field. This is an elementary school and there are no others for a hundred miles. Some Americans think that foreigners would be afraid of the natives here in the interior, but we try to prove ourselves friends to the natives and they never cause us any trouble. It is indeed wonderful that some of the American lyceum companies are sending out entertainers abroad. Mary Sperry is to appear in some mus- ical programs in British South Africa. Since she will be in the dark conti- nent, 1 see no reason why we can't get her to come up here and give the natives a rare musical treat. VVe need music here so badly. VVhen you leave America again. do get NVilson Briegel to procure your passports for you. He is practising law in NVashington, D. C. He saw the head 'of the State Department in person for me and avoided much needless red-tape. Poor Luella Reincke is broken-hearted over her ill-fated love affair. Her letters are pitiful. If ever anybody was dead in love, Luella was, and then to think he went back on her. The sad thing is that she would still marry him at any minute. She ought to be thankful that she has 'escaped such a worthless piece of humanity. She is teaching at her old home school. I would think it better policy for her to get entirely away from Nokomis and make new friends and thus forget that man. l would dearly love to visit Annetta Reincke's kindergarten for negro children in Memphis, Tennessee. That is a wonderful work. XIVC can't un- dertake kmdergartens here but we believe that our dreams will materialize some time. Quite a number of our class became teachers and I don't suppose that any of us are surprised that Katherine Iachino is in Normal, Illinois. pounding Latin conjugations and declensions into teaching aspirants. Let her pound away for it wonit hurt them and Katherine is just passing on to them what was given to her in N. T. Trl. S. OLD NOKOMIS 1924 It is strange that none of the boys stayed in Nokomis and became af- filiated with the coal mines. Only one became a miner and he went up to Alaska. It was a lucky find for Sam Sanuskar when he found that rich gold vein. Isle has written that if he is successful another year that he will found another hospital here and also equip it. How"s that for philanthropic work? XVe are thrilled and hold our breath for fear that it won't ma- terialize. XVhat will the next ten years bring to our class of '24? I-Iere's hop- ing that it will bring nothing to shame the name of N. T. H. S. Sincerely, Iilberta Kettelkamp. H .59 tb! SENIOR CLASS WILL OF 1924 Vlfe. the class of 1924. are hereby conscious that our stay as students of T. H. S. cannot longer be extended. Wfe have been administered the final examinations. we have been asked the last questions to no availg time with a certain amount of hard work has decreed that we must pass to higher spheres of education. The time has come when we must make way for others who will hold this exalted position as Seniors. but we would not go forth without making some provision for those who come after us in order that they might still retain and hold the standard which we as Sen- iors have this far so nobly cloneg but we must hasten ere the inevitable hour overtake us before we have finished. Therefore, know all men by these present, XVe, the Class of IQZ4, City of Nokomis. State of Illinois. in 35 individual and distinct parts about to pass from the jurisdiction of the faculty and the companionship of our school mates do with our last breath hereby make and publish this our last will and testament revoking all for- mer wills and promises made by us. To the faculty as a whole. we bequeath our gentle dispositions and ability to control ourselves at all times and under any and all circum- stances. To the Juniors, we bequeath our seats of honor requesting that they strive faithfully to uphold our standards and follow in our footsteps we have done in those of the past and we can safely say it is a good path. To the Sophomores. we bequeath our paddles, the horse and other such instruments so that they may help the Freshmen to make their entry into the N. T. I-l. S. as satisfactory as possible. OLD NOKOMIS 1924 I, Viola johnson, do give my pongee blouse to Frances Maxeiner with special instructions that she doesnlt tear it. I, Jenny jachino, do bequeath my ardent love of the masculine sex to Inez Martin. I, Katherine Iachino, do bequeath my careful enunciation to Geraldine llovey hoping she will carry out my method. I, Elberta Iiettelkamp, do bequeath my alarm clock to George Moeller hoping that he will arrive on time. I, Harold liettelkamp, do bequeath my ability to spell to anyone who can beat my record. - l, Leonard Morgan, do bequeath my "Romeo" ability to George Fred- erick charging him to take up the work where I leave off. I, Florence Miller, leave my laugh and sneeze to anyone who is lucky enough to catch it. I, XVilliam McCaslin, bequeath my numberless "Vs" tieyesj to Maynard Bridwell. I, Howard Pendleton,do bequeath my sober face to VValter Fricke. hop- ing that he will be able to reduce the circumference of his grin. I, Annetta Reincke, do bequeath my Bagley's "Classroom Management" to Eugene Fahnestock so that he will know more than the teacher when he is ready to take reviews. l, Luella Reincke. do bequeath my red flannel middy to Dorothy Smith hoping it will fit. I, May Roberts, do bequeath my excellent preparations for recitation to Lester Gray who, I hope, will make good use of them. I, Mildred Ramsey, do bequeath my gentle laughter to Hannah Mae Staples in preparation for her suffragette work. l, Charles Rhodes, do not leave anything to anyone, except my wishes that the next year's class won't have as hard a time as l have had. I, Ernest Reisner, do bequeath my bashfulness to Mary Grace VVhit- ten. I, Mary Sperry, do bequeath my willingness to help to Leonard liuechsenschuetz, hoping he will use it to an advantage. Qa- ym I, Clarence Staples, bequeath my good disposition to Iidith Bosonetto. I, Gertrude Satterlee, bequeath my heated rivalry with Albert Viola to "Greek" and charge him to find a new rival across the aisle. OLD NOKOMIS l 1924 To the Freshmen, we bequeath the honor of becoming Sophomores requesting that they fill the place better than those who have gone before them. Following are the personal bequeaths made by us: I. Orie Barnstable, do bequeath my blue and white checked apron to Rade in recompense for the loss of his white jacket on which I so graciously spilled acid. I. Ilda Bernardini, do bequeath my analytical mind for solving mathema- tics to Florence Kelley. I. Kenneth Buel, do bequeath my curly hair to Orville Rhodes so that in time of eight years he too may have waves and will not have to have his hair cut and curled but once a year. I, l!VllSOl1 Briegel, do bequeath my ability to take notes in shorthand to Vern Bost hoping that he will be able to transcribe them the next hour. I, Bernice Cook, do bequeath my music lessons to the grade schools so that they may be prepared to produce harmony in the N. T. H. S. I, Elizabeth Christian, do bequeath my ability to "vamp" boys to Flor- ine I-Iard charging her not to break my record. I, Velma Elvers, do bequeath 1ny frivolousness and light hearteclness to Marjory Tammen wishing that she use it to an advantage. I, Anton Gerigk, do bequeath my avoirclupois to Mr. Zook requesting that he does not exceed mine. I, James Griffin, do leave my shoes to Murrell Fisher hoping they will fit him. V I, Alfred Green, do bequeath my ability of making poetry on exams. to john Vertal. ' I, joseph Gourlay, do bequeath by ability as a fireman to Xvarren Pope, with insructions not to set the world on fire. I, Velma I-Iardy, do bequeath my quiet and unassuming manner to Donald Pauschert. I. Lydia Hunter, do bequeath my needle and thread to Paul Fisher so that he may play the jokes on the faculty next year. l, Rupert Herron, do bequeath my love for reading to my sister Eula. hoping she will always uphold the name "I-Ierron" in the excessive num- ber of book reports. I, Lottie Jones, do give my most beloved "curls" to Ruth Frederick. hoping they in part will make up for the loss of her unforgotten tresses. ' OLD NOKOMIS ' 1924 1, Sam Sanuskar. bequeath 1ny ability to tall: to Leroy Ramsey hop- ing that he will be able to hit the same note on the same key each time. I, Ethel Turk, do bequeath my ability to make music out of the type- writer to Mr. Barth for his filing away until called for by some new ap- plicant. XVC. the Farm Mechanic Boys, do bequeath our book case to Miss Mann in remembrance of the Class of '24, charging her to always stand in front of XValter Friclce so that he will not swallow it. XVe, Tippy Morgan and Bud l5uel,' do give our places on the first team to anyone who can fill the places as we have done. In witness whereof we do hereby set down our hand and seal this fourth day of june, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twen- ty-four. W'itnesses: A. Crepin. S. M. Yackle. The Class of 1924 N. T. H. S. Noliomis, Illinois. G. S., 'Z-l. .2955 "ls she tight ?" "l'll say, why she uses barbed wire clotheslines so that the birds can't sit down." G3 '23 at WillJe1't B.: "A brute is a 1nan who beats his wifeg a brutess is a woman who beats her husband." .53 V23 Yer Velma Hardy: "A political party platform is the place on which electioneers stand to deliver their speechesf, Q3 129 V9 Miss Mann: "VVhat are some of the chief cities of Italy?" John Vertal: "jerusalem and Bombay." .99 ai '25 Miss Jackson: "Charless, did you ever read 'To a Field Mouse ?' 'l Charles R.: "No, how can you get them to listen ?" JU V55 65 Miss Jackson: "Joe, correct this sentence, 'our teacher am in sight., " joe: "Our teacher am a sight." OLD N OKOMIS 1924 A FAREWELL Now with fond recollections we look o'er the past, O'er the days that so soon have sped on, And we think of how some seemed so quickly to go, And how slowly some went one by one. VVe have ne'er yet regretted the days we have spent In the gaining of knowledge and friends-, And we feign would continue in these learned halls, But our path now some other way wends. So we think that the days, Alina Mater dear school, That were spent in thy teaching and care. V Are the best of the days that our life has e'er seen, Though we look o'er the past ev'rywhere. In return for the benefits we have received, From the school we attended so long, ' Let us give to the world the best efforts we have, And its blessings will back to us throng.-A. G. ' OLD NOKOMIS JUNK? Sf Zyl Z X ffl, X pf I Ky! 7 ff M, lffgx 0 V ,ww 5 4 F , M f x ff' Y 'I 4 f ,,ff-3 Q K NYY jim - 27 'X f if z!wA 'X f-if ' f W , - Z f"L,:lcz. XWVIIQI i 0 5 K 7 f Z f T W v 7 I f'- I' f ? f if ' K f C L I ff! 3 XI '7 XJI5 fa! X fzff ff -F4-ffl gg-iff, 'if M! ' f A "' 5 -T?-f ,,-"S - 1-759 -bgm' f E5 5 Ez' , Mig, V , V ,,,,,w , :.5A,,g..,.l 5 - N E Q- . M W W J, A, , 'Q . . ' A . ' - V f: 1 x '. 511- ,K ' 'fa " J" f f- - - - -V' A V--.xa,,..,g'.: . 's 1 9 2 4 JUNIOR ROLL First Row-XVilbert llrueckncrg Donald Singlerg Donald Pauschertg Albert Viola, vice presidentg Miss liullington, class adrisorg Mr. Rademacli- er, class advisorg Murrell liisherg Carroll 'Vravisg Max Wlilsong Vern Host. Second Row-llannah Staplesg Victoria Clinskyg Agnes Moekusg Peter Caldwell, business inanagerg lXlargaret MeQuistong john McGhee, presi- dentg Lucy Studnickg Geraldine lfloveyg Louise VVrightg Edith Bosonettog Howard llegeinan. Third Row-Lula liostg Richard Farinerg Genevieve 'Peters' Georve 7 vb Frederickg lirna lflenkelg Everett lelulbertg Rera Keysg George Moeller, secretary and treasurerg Forest l.arrick. ' Al UNIOR CLASS HISTORY ln September in the year of nineteen hundred and twenty-one the junior class of today was enrolled in the N. 'l'. l-li. S. with a total of seventy- seven. Wie quickly overcame our so-called greenness and grasped on to the ways of the wise. The following officers were elected: George E. Moel- ler, presidentg Lucy Studnick, vice presidentg and lirna Henkel, secretary and treasurer. After a year of fun and hard knocks. we stepped in to fill the place left vacant by last year's Sophomores. A few of our seventy-seven had left us but not enough to prevent us from going on in our fight for success. As Sophoinores we gained wide reputation of being the brighest class that had ever before landed in the seats of the preceding classes. XYe covered ourselves with glory that year and so far this year have done nothing but duplicate this act. The members of today are a peppy bunch and are not afraid to work for their class. ln athletics as well as in everything else we surpass all others. As Seniors next year we will establish a record that will be a wonder to ever one. -B f George Frederick. Y :D OLD N OKOMIS 1924 FO THE SENIOR CLASS Exams are o'er, school work is done, The prize is yUll1'S, the guerdon won. And as you start on life's long way, As juniors, we all wish to say, VVe hope the Lord your lives will bless lVith peace and joy and happinessfl To the Senior class we bid adieu, And sadly part with each of you. There is not one within our ranks XVho does not owe you hearty thanks, For you have helped us when in need VVith sound advice by word and deeclg You'x'e taught our boys in basketball To dribble, pivot, dodge. and all. ln doubt we've always gone to you And done what you thought best to do And so we want to say this now, If things don't treat you right somehow Do not forget we'll help you out And help you put hard luck to rout. VVe hope that you will all succeed And never know what 'tis to need. XVe'll ne,er forget you till we dieg- VVith this, good friends. we say. 'Tioodbwe Diuk. OLD N OKOMIS 'ip I ww v H QL Q in IH 559 X kt- En l. !.?......-...1 .-....'...g.. 11 1 9 2 4 SOPHOMORE ROLL Top Row--Carl Reinclce, Olin liettelkainp, NVesley Hubbard, Lester Meyer, Alfred Rosclie. Lucille Staucler, Oscar Bollinan, Cecil Rapp, VVa1- ter Melcliert. Second Row-Grace XiVells, Stella Bueclisenscliuetz, Helen Sneddon, Hazel Lee, Leola Barnes, Mrs. Eeklioff-class advisor, Frances Maxeiner, .Iolin Kirkland. Mervin Cliausse. Third Row-,loc Catrain. Cecil U'Donnell. Grace German. Marian liriegel. .losephine Host. Helen Grimes, Marian Hartel. Cleda Fowler, Le- roy Ramsey. :Xngeline Tosetti, Lconarcl Smiley. Eugene Fahnestock. liottom Row-Angeline Studnick, lldna Contratto. Mary Groser, Ethel Goss. Oliver Kieslar. lllary Grace Nlfliitten, Inez Martin. Doris Vkfyatt, VVal- ter Friclce. Dorothy Smith. Margery Taininen. HISTORY OF SOPHOMORE CLASS 1922 Sept. 3.-Seventy-eight Freslnnen enroll in N. T. H. S. Sept. ll-l5.-lnitiation into ranks of lireshmen from the class of '25, Sept. 20.-Class is organized and the following officers are chosen: Olin Kettelkamp. president. Leola Barnes, vice president. Bertha Kellogg. secretary. Edward Mclinary. treasurer. Mrs. Eeklioff and Miss Hadley are selected as advisors. Nov. 5.-Soplioniores entertain us at a post-Hallowe'en party. Dec. S.-lidward Mclinary is now a sub on the first team. 1923 Feb. 21.-VVe entertain the Soplioniores at a Wfashington birthday party. May l2.-Edward Mclinary takes second place in the polevault at the county track meet. .Tune 5.-Some of us are able to attain the ranks of Sophomores. VVS leave today for the summer vacation to be prepared for our second year in high scliool. OLD NOKOMIS 1924 Sept. ll.-We are full fledged Sophoinores. Sept. 18-23.-VVe do our share in initiating' this year's Fl'6Sl11l1C1l. Sept. 19.-The Soplioinore class is urganized and the ftwllnwing officeis are elected Lester Meyer, president. Margery Tammen, vice president. Cleda Fowler, secretary-treasurer. Cecil O'Donnell, class editor. Mrs. liekhoff is chosen as class arlvisor. Nov. ll.-john Kirkland makes the first team in basketball as a re0'n lar, and Ulin liettelkamp and l'.eroy Ramsey as subs. h Nov. 27.-XVC entertain the class of '27 at an overall and apron partx 1924 i llilarch l-L-The Freshmen entertain ns at a St. l'atriek's party. june -l.-XYQ are hoping to be Qltmim-S at that time. .22 .52 .4 SOPHOMORE CLASS SONG t'l'u tune uf "l.uyalty"j XVe're students of N, 'l'. ll. S. XVe're light blue and white, N. H. Our flower is the ruse. and we love sweet repose, Safe from the teachers' hand, Soph'more classg R.'Xl'l l HAH l XYe thank our dear class for its care. And with it we'll try to play fairg Our class is the best at school, Each member a preciuns jewel, Makes a wonderful Soplfmore class. C'l'll.'1lll'i! Cllhlll.-X! Clflli HA! ll,-X! l'l.iX! NOKOMIS! NOKOMIS! XfJlitJlXllSl lfling out that dear old flag' of light blne and white, F01' it our loyal members will bravely fightg l.ike men of old on giants. placing reliance, shout- ing defiance, USR li XY! HX' XV! JXV! .-'Xnd every member that helps make up our class. We hope and trust will be sure to pass. For we love each member of our class. The best Sopli'inure Class evermurc. -Dorothy OLD NQKOMIS f Sf if ' n ' lr I n-f-1 U I rj! X fl! ' I :X I ffl. X -.kXx. .5 Q J , :Q Q, I I 1 I yvifi rg- 7 Ewk ,, Mig 7426 E?- -J iw ,f f Q 1 .f I Vp f XX-wx, Z 'T X Nl 3 ,f g 'I ff 'I Q 4' hxf 9 Q fy f - J Z ,ix -xy V Q , gfgd Nf - , f W' . --f ' A Aj- -7-.'3L,gN,-Qi -' ' ---Ti - " ., "hx A+-.5-'- 1 9 2 4 FRESHMAN ROLL james NValls, Hugh Kirkland, Cecil Hill, Lester Gray, Frank NVright, Damian Donaldson, Maynard liridwell, Lowell Robertson, Arthur Zimmer- man, Alvin Zigman, Russell German, james Ronchetti, 'lames jachino, Or- ville Rhodes, Harold Harms, Spruill Battles, Marion X'Vilson, Frank Kapil- la. ,lohn Cuthbertson, Norman Robison, .Iames Young, 'Paul Fisher, Mar- garet Harrison, Norma Henkel. Quintin XVarnsing, A-'Xnna Hardy, Marguerite Barnstable, Maisie lfrovan. Mary ilachino, Victor Govenor, Peter Gudaitis, Mable Hieronymous. Maud l-lard, Mary Luschnig, Mae Gray, Vinita Tin- dle. Alma Gerulla, Bessie Mae Staples, Miss Mann, Katherine Folack, Mary lirohta, hlohn Jachino, Lawrence Vernetti, Gladys h'Ml'lg'l'1t, Donald Calihan, Virginia Kettelkamp, Ralph Kettelkamp, Viola liertsch, Regina Micklantz. Florence Stapleton, Frank Klanenik, Arnold Capitani, Garrelt Brown, Rosse Rhine, Verne Grabbe. Beatrice Hatcher, Alta liaxter. Cordina Schneider. Theo UeVVitt, lilma XYittnam, Olga Frederick, Nellie Antanat, Marian Ro- bertson, Mary Vavrek, Qlfyelyn johnson, Madeline Ronchetti, Anna Studnick, Lyle -Iames, X-Yillard Morgan, Virgil lirakenholf. ' FRESHMAN CLASS HISTORY The Freshman class of 1927 entered these stately halls of learning Sept. 4, 1924, The following Monday an election was held and after -the smoke and dust of battle had cleared. Miss Abigail Mann was found to be class aclvisorg Lester Gray, presidentg Olga Frederick, vice presidentg Alta Baxter, treas- urerg and Virginia liettelkamp, secretary. The Freshman class consists of 87 boys and girls. the largest class ever assembled here since the sod was up- turned for this building. F RESHMAN CLASS SONG QSing to the tune of "Dixie"J WC'1'C the Freshman Class of '27 Bold as the pirates of 1711, Look at us, look at us, look at us, Old High School. XVe never spend our time in dreaming, XVe study till our brains are steamingg Test us out, test us out, test us out, Faculty! Then are we bound for Glory? I'll say, I'll say! Our lives will be just one grand story Every single day. Then cheer, then cheer, For we'll have grand careers! OLD N OKOMIS lfizzfg, , f .. .A 4 'IM ,QUI- :- ,.-, 1- avi' Y 4 .. - Y , I f E-,,I.:?i:',- 1 9 'Q' V- ll -. ,W I '46- ,. ff' Q' ' YV, FA - 1 -Nl "mf" v " Ig! V f',fA ,, J' 7 5 A' -i if N ' 1 -", W. . ' ' - - " -1--Q.: I . Q' - - f-- 'I J- ig ' . , 1 I Ar r w 1' ' I 1924 STUDENT COUNCIL john McGhee, President J Genevieve Ifeters, Vice President Madeline Ronchetti. Secretary Miss Mann Mr. Crepiu Mr. Rademacher Mr. Zook Miss Yackle Miss Rullington OLD NOKOMIS Mrs. Iiekhoff i7iUl'C11CC Miller Kenneth Buel Uscar Bollmzm Lester Gray Mzirjory Tzumnen Mary Sperry -Izmies Griffin Lester Meyer 1924 ll'l, fda tmtki gi!!! ff,,m W' fx , , ' Ki T '1' Q ' my -lln wif tll - 5 U I ' ' pf, I t Xe -x Um' mil' . V H tuttttk 1 W Mft., , I i 1 I I , I P., H 4' uhm!! 1 5:4 Lg 'Q 2 6 T N wx I wa ' if i 'Huff .il -- gf 4 ' . ' ' 144wWMu,,3,! ' is-ef 52 'l , If someone. whose idle thoughts were thus inclined, had commented upon the number ol those gathering through the portals of dear old N. T. ll. their youth. their vigor, their strength. finally upon their apparent possibilities. be probably would have given some time toward what these young' people might acomplish, banded together in their different courses of work, study, and recreation. 'Tis a well-known and accepted fact, l be- lieve. that whatever success was attained by the basketball team, represent- ing our school this year, was due greatly to its teamwork. This same cooperation, if put to service in an organization of students interested in a special line of research work. will result in rather surprising success for the entire roster ol' the Club. Une learns things that he himself might not have happened across. and is required to find out other things that will give him more benefit than he might believe. Also. to most of these organizations there is a social side, on account of which. unfortunately. a few make them- selves members. This year. few ol' these organizations have materialized, The .Nth- letic .fXssociation. the -lunior and Senior Dramatic Clubs. the Science Club. and the :Xgricultnre Club constitute the entire list. The Science Club is one new to N. T. ll. but has been a veritable success in its initial year. The others have not been particularly active. lflowever. most of the pupils of our school belong' to one or more of the clubs. and are reaping the benefit of time and effort well spent. "Ye Editor." OLD NOKOMIS -E I., Y v- , ...1 5.1 .Lw':r:1, ff -wp' 4 ,, v' X1 PV.,- -viw,-.,, . 77' mc .. ,Q4,-.:-.. ., 43.33-"L '-fa iff A' Q, ,Y ,r A17-.fmf 1 51 v 3 . ,Z V J' " '- RV 1 . L K , P! . ! 1 F51 Q 1' w x -5. 1924 'M SENIOR DRAMATIC SOCIETY The Senior llrrunatie Club is un orgzuiizzitiou consisting of juniors :uid Seniors, organized for the purpose of proiuoting the use of good ling'- lish, and to arouse interest in the clrzunzl. The ollieers for the year, 1923- 2-1-, are as follows: President, lflorence Miller. Vice President. Donalcl l':iusehert. Secretary and 'lil'CZlSUl'CI'. lierniee Cook. Hnsiness lXlZlI'l?lQCI', Mary Sperry. Un November 19th they presented the plays. Boys" :uid "lXl. R. S." at llohnes' Opera llouse. "M. R. S." Clmrzieters Miss Cordelia L'i'ensl1zlw. Z1 spiuster .,..,.....,,, lletty. lier younger sister. who is l'll2ll'l'lCtl .... Nlrs. Cl'Cll5l121XX', her mother ......,.......,.. .,... , lllr. f.l'C1'ISl1IlXY, her 'father .,,,.............,,....,,...,.A,.,.,.. . Sam t'rensh:.1n'. her lwrother, 'who inzlrrierl ,... tforclelizi, Szun's daughter. girl of sixteen ........... ".Xunt A higail and the ....,,Florenee Miller I ,melzietty Christian lX'lildred Ramsey -lzunes Griffin V..,.:Xllnert Viola .w,w..,,.Violz1 johnson Mr. .fumes l'e:1liody, n lizichelor ..........,., ..,. .... l . eonard iXltl1'g'Z1l1 A maid Y,...,...w..........,, ...,,.,...... .......,. ..,..., IX f I ary Sperry "Aunt Abigail and the Boys" Cl1ZU'ZlClCl'S Aunt .Xliigziil llerkins, :L liunszis Slll.ll'IlQ'6ttL' .,,..... ...... .,.,.V.. A l lzinnzlh Mae Staples tierzild llnrris, Z1 ll:u'x'zu'd student living' in privzite zipzirtiuents w,.... ....... . VVilliurt Brueekner tieralrline llzlrris. twin sister to Cjeralcl ,,.,,,,,.,.......... .... .,,r.... t if enevieve Peters lfranlc Sylvester, ll ll'zu'vzu'd Senior, in love with tieraldine Also llnrvzu'cl students :ind friends ol' Gerald WEINER ROAST liicliard liariner Hn El lmuliny night in Septeinlier. l923, the members ol the Senior Drnnizitie Club, :leeoinpzinied lay Miss jackson, Miss Mann and Miss Yztelcle, started from the city park :uid reziehed the Methodist Brotherhood grounds south ol town about live o'eloelc. llere they pzirtook of zi feast of luscious lmnns. "hot-dogs" :uid in:u'slun:1llows. 'l'he crowd haul Z1 good time and re- turned to town at :in early hour. -By A. V. R. OLD N OKOMIS ' , v 11 'V -...--L 1924 JUNIOR DRAMATIC CLUB 'l'l1c -lunior .Dramatic Club. whose membership is drawn from the Fresh- man and Sophomore classes, was re-organized for the school'year of 1923- 24. the first week of school, in September. The meeting was presided over by Miss Yackle. and a goodly number gathered in the English room for enrollment. 'l'he following' officers were elected to serve during the year: Oscar Bollman, President. jane Simpkins, Vice President. Olga Frederick, Secretary. Lester Cray, Business Manager. Several rulcs and provisions were adopted and the society' adjourned lo meet again a. few weeks later. At this meeting the resignation of Lester Gray. as business manager. was acceptckl and VValter Fricke was elected to fill the vacancy. I They gave the following Tlianksgiving program: Song-"America," school. Vocal Solo-"VVhen the Frost is on the Pumpkin," Mary Grace XVh'i'tten'. One-act Play-"'l'l1e Mysterious Tlianksgiving Guest." CAST Mr. -lonathan Perkins, farmer ......,,.,, ..,..,...,... G arrelt Brown Mrs. Mary Jane ljerkins, his wife ,.,..... Madeline Ronchetti Albert. the hero ......l.................,.....,,...,.... Eugene Fahnestock Rev. Fphriam Sage, village pai-son ..,... ...... D onald Calihan Miss Susan Crocker, village gossip ............. I 'Xnna McKenna Sally, kitchen maid ...i......,...,.,.................,, ..,,, E Ima Vlfittnam Rob, grocer's boy ........,..,.,,..........,. .,.,. O liver Kieslar Piano Sol o-Margery Tammen "A Thanksgiving Conspiracy" One-Act Play CAST Grandfather Cole ...,.................. .... C 'Jscar Bollman lired, his grandchild .... .... l flugh Kirkland Ada, his grandchild .,,. ,,,, C Ulga Frederick Lemuel Dix, farmer ..,...... Lester Gray llimp, the butler .,.......... , ......... ,lames Young Sallie Evans, old maid ...... ....... l Qegina MiClilaHtZ Kate, her maid ,.,,.,,..,,........,.,...... Bessie Mae Staples Mrs. Hale, the housekeeper ..............,. Inez Martin Mr. Ames, a solicitor .,....,............. W'illard Morgan Song, "America the l3eautiful" ...............,.... School OLD NOKOMIS -4 1924 THE HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS Perhaps the most outstanding feature of the high school chorus this year is to be found in the quality rather than in the number of the voices. The chorus was organ- ized at the beginning of the year with thirty-seven voices. A few were compelled to drop out on account oi' con- flicts with other elasses. Different types of works were studied such as: classical, semi-classical. and secular. These were spiced with a little popular, now and then. The chorus is now preparing for an operetta. "The VVitch of Fairy Dell." The words of this operetta were writ- ten hy Frances V. Hubbard and the music was written by Frederick VV. Mills. This organization is called on quite often to render musical selections for various occasions. OLD NOKOMIS 1924 W! ji A PAGE FROM MISS BULLINGTONVS FAVORITE COOK BOOK Charcoal Puffs Z cup powdered elizlrconl. 3 tezlspoonfulls sweet oil. Strain through Il white sieve and zulcl l pinch of snuff. Fry in silver gem pans set with ruhies and sprinkle with pow- clererl horzlx. Garnish with lettuce :incl serve hot. Dessert 1 quart of hot ice water. 5 lbs. of recl mortar. Stir in -l cups ol black shoe buttons. Freeze in double hoiler and serve in wash tub. Punch juice of 1 cucumber. lllix XX'llQll,Zl pint of thin cream. Soak in M gal. of cod liver oil. Mix :incl set in the oven to cool. Vlfhen ready to serve, aclcl :L clash of listerine. VVith left hancl stir in vigorously 1 quart of ammonia, OLD N OKOMIS 1 9 2 4 Organization of the N. T. H. S. Science Club A Science Club of the Nokomis Township .High School was organized at the beginning of the school year, at the suggestion of Mr. Rademacher, with an enrollment of eighty-three members. The purpose of this club is to create and arouse a greater interest among the student body in science. The club holds its regular meetings on the last Tuesday of each month. The club intends to take at least one outing every spring to study science directly from nature. The science club has already held several beneficial meetings this year and previous to Arbor and Bird Day it instilled an interest into the stu- dents to build bird houses and to encourage the birds to make our city their headquarters, and on Arbor and Bird Day, the club had charge of the program. After this Annual goes to print, the club will hold a science exhi- bition in the school. and all the residents of our favored city will be invited to attend it. In this exhibition many manufacturing concerns will be repre- sented with exhibitions of their raw and finished products. The science classes will also be represented by students demonstrating some of the var- ious departments in the exhibits. Ry science programs and exhibits of this sort the club hopes to become beneficial to the students and to the rest of the citizens of Nolcomis. The following subjects are represented in the club: agriculture, bot- any, chemistry, commercial geography, domestic science. general science. physics, zoology, physiology, and physiography. The officers for the first term were' Peter Caldwell. presidentg Har- old Kettelkamp. vice presidentg Florence Miller, secretary and treasurerg George E. Moeller, monitor. The officers for the present term are: Peter Caldwell. presidcntg George E. Moeller, vice presidentg Florence Miller. secretary and treasurerg Clar- ence Staples, monitor. THE N. T. H. S. PARENT-TEACHER ASS,N On November 20, 1923, about sixty parents and teachers of the T. H. S. assembled in the High School auditorium and 'formed a lf'arent- Teacher Association. The following officers were elected: Mrs. Caldwell, presidentg Mrs. Bullington, vice presidentg Mr. Calihan, secretaryg Miss Yacklc, treasurer. The purpose of this organization is: to carry on constructive work for better parenthood. better homes. better schools, and better communitiesg to abstain from encroaching on administrative functions of the school but to cooperate with the board and teachers in promoting the best interest of the school. OLD NOKOMIS 1924 LITERATURE This department of the Annual is devoted to the original short stories, essays, and poems of our student body. By the literary department of the :Xnnual. the rank of the school is largely judged by other schools and colleges. , A school may have a very successful year in athletics, or it may have a great variety of flourishing activities, but these are merely faculties for advancing the pleasure of the students in their school work. However, this is not the first object of the school. The object is to educate the stu- dents not only that they may in after life have good positions or such, but also that they may be cultured and refined. The culture and refinement which are so necessary in a real enjoyment of life, are fostered by the en- joyment of writing and speaking. Therefore we submit the following, trusting that it will malce a favorable impression upon other schools and colleges and also foment an enjoyment of reading' and writing of good liter- ature aniong students. -"Dink." .lIMMY'S AMBITION jimmy was a twelve year old boy of the slums. Though freckle-faced he was a handsome lad with wistful, blue eyes and brown, curly hair. Now, his cheeks, tinted by the fierce winter wind, were rosy, and as he trudged along, trying in vain to protect himself from the bitter cold, he was a pitiful sight. llis father had died when jimmy was nine years old, and his mother, driven by poverty, had moved to the poorest section of the city. In her possession was a valuable violin, and though she had waged a constant struggle to make ends meet, she had carefully guarded that one treasure, the only legacy of her son, and jimmy, who had been taught several years by his father, was now a splendid little violinist. l-le had a passionate love for music and in his playing showed a depth of feeling that was astonishing in one so young. Noticing the talent he displayed, l'eppo, a fruit peddler who had adopted the orphaned boy. had taken special care of him and his beloved violin. .Left alone in the world. jimmy bestowed all the affection of his heart on his one friend, Pcppo, and confided to him his cares and troubles. The two were close pals and companions, and Peppo did his best to secure by his scanty earnings the nccessaries of life for his youthful protege. He had an urgent desire to have the boy educated. especially in music, but his limited means hindered him. And though without a teacher. Jimmy, hoping that some day he would be a great violinist. practiced diligently. OLD NOKOMIS 1924 lt was a very cold evening in januaryg out of the nowhere snow was falling thick and fast and settling in drifts about the streets. Everything was enveloped in a ghostly shroud, and the effect on the otherwise ugly tene- ment houses was beautiful. The streets were wholly deserted except for a few hurrying pedestrians, who. with visions of a bright fire and protec- tion from the blinding snow, were hurrying homeward. With a similar destination in view, jimmy, half frozen, was making his way with difficulty through the snow heaps piled high in his path. Anxious to get home he was taking a short-cut through an alley, when his attention was attracted by the sound of muffled voices. lnstinctively he drew back into the shadows, for a short distance ahead he had perceived vaguely the forms of two men. "Red, did you get the tools?" the first voice asked. "Yes. But when is this stunt to be pulled off?" "Tomorrow night. Did you find out where the jewels are?" "Yes Old man Sanders keeps them in a safe on the second floor. VVon't he be surprised when he discovers that his bonds and precious jewels are gone? l-Ia! Hal I'cl like to see his face then. But he won't be able to discover his loss if he interferes with our work while we're there, for I'll make short work of him." Sanders! 'Timmy started. He was the man who had rescued hi1n the previous day from the red-headed bully. And these men were planning to rob, and even kill him! 'WVell, be there at eleven thirty, and bring the tools with you. Be cau- tious. Remember a great deal depends on our success." Vtfithout further conversation the two conspirators parted, and after look- ing carefully around, Jimmy emerged from his hiding place and shivering, ran home. That night, as he lay on his hard bed, he resolved to warn Mr. Sanders and repay him for his kindness. Though a poor boy living in that part of the city which is the abode of the criminal and other degenerate people, jiinmy was not like most of his neighbors. He had been taught honesty and vir- tue by his mother, and he still harbored in his heart those ideals which had been instilled into it. So. as he drifted into dreainland, he had a vague plan of preventing the evil designs of the men whose conspiracy he had over- heard. The next morning as he partook of a frugal breakfast, he told Peppo of his intention and gained the hearty approval of the honest peddler. After running erands and distributing papers as usual. the young newsboy set out for the home of the wealthy Mr. Sanders. Arrived there. he mounted the steps and rang the bell, wondering how he would be received. Presently the door was opened by a grave looking, immaculately-dressed individual, who eyed the shabbily attired boy rather doubtfully. '7XVhat do you want ?" he at length asked with a supercilious air. "A-are you Mr. Sanders?" The man laughed, "No. l'm not Mr. Sanders. but what do you want?" GLD NOKOMIS 1924 ".l'd like to see him, sir." ,Iimmy had recovered from his momentary confusion, and now spoke firmly. ".lle's rery husy and not to he hothered by children. Tell 1ne what you want." "l want to see M r. Sanders." The hoy saw that the man was getting impatient, hut what he had to tell was very valuable to Mr. Sanders, and he must not he so easily deterred from his purpose. The man frowned. "Hut l must see him. l have something very important to tell him." "Hoy, you are a nuisaneef' "l'm sorry. sir. llowever, l'm sure that if Mr. Sanders sees me, he will not regret it." "Since you are so persistent, l'll tell him you're here, but l. cannot as- sure you that you will he welcome. XVhat is your name?" "jimmy ,lforlJeS." 'l'he hutler disappeared down a spacious corridor and in a few moments reappeared. "hollow niej' he said. jimmy oheyed and was ushered into the presence of a tall, middle-aged man of commanding appearance. llis hair was tinged with white and on his smoothly shaved face was an expressive frown. As the hoy entered, how- ever, it lightened up with a smile and he addressed the youngster cheerily. Hfiootl morning. XVhy, you're the hoy I met the other day, aren't you ?l' "Yes, sir." "Sit down," he said kindly. "And now what has brought you here this morning?" "l came to warn you of a plot to roh your safe tonight." plot to roh my safe?" Mr. Sanders was incredulous. "Yes, sir. Last night as l was going home l overheard two men talk- ing. llearing your name mentioned l hid and listened. I learned this much --they're coming here tonight at eleven-thirty to roh your bonds and jewels. You keep them in a safe on the second floor, don't you?" "You have certainly located them correctly and your other information may he as accurate, hut I can hardly helieve it." "Sir, l' hope you don't think l'm lying." "'XYell. at any rate it can do no harm to have the house guarded this evening." 'l'he millionaire regarded the hoy thoughtfully as he smoked. lle was impressed hy the honest. hlue eyes and frank. open countenance. lzut still there lingered a douht as to the authenticity of the hoy's information. 'flimmyf' he said finally. "here is five dollars. Return tomorrow at ten, and l will reward you further. if l find that you have told me the truth." "Thank you, sir." -Timmy departed feeling like a millionaire, and the next morning at the appointed time was at the home of Mr. Sanders. "jimmy, your warning was most opportune. for the rohhers were cap- OLD NOKOMIS 1924 tured last night as they attempted the theft." The millionaire smiled. "Now, in what way can 1 reward you?'! "1 don't want any reward, sir." "But l'm determined that you shall get one. Do you go to school?" 'lNo, sir. 1 attended one for three years before my father died and also took lessons on the violin for several years, but that is all." "Do you like music?" "Oh, very much." "iVVould you like to "Yes, sir." "VVell, before deciding hear you play on the violin. gil to school in what way to reward you 1 should like to VVill you come Thursday morning?" The lad assented and after a few more words with Mr. Sanders he left. Thursday, after again home, violin in hand, and him inquiringly. "Miz Sanders is going going to the home of the millionaire, he came a joyous smile on his face. Peppo glanced at to send me abroad to study violin," the boy ex- claimed. "1-le said that l have talent and that some day 1 shall be a famous musician. Do you think I shall? H "Yes, you were born to be a violinist, and I know you will succeed." He was silent for a moment. "NVhen will you leave ?" "A week from tomorrow." . "So soon? jimmy, I shall be lonesome without you. You have been iv r my only pal. 1-lowex er. :X week later Peppo ward, the lad, his violin iuture in store for him. Eight years later at were making their way admission. For, on that for his brilliant playing, clared a genius, a young he would be a success. There was raised his bow piece of the musical art, it is for your good. so I won't mind. bade jimmy good-bye. and as the train sped east- tucked safely under his arm, dreamed of a great the Orpheum Theatre in New York City, throngs through the crowded entrance, anxious to secure night james Forbes, praised everywhere by critics was to make his debut as a violinist. He was de- man of very rare talent, and it was predicted that a hush in the audience when the violinist appeared. As he and started playing, a graceful, flowing melody, a master- burst upon the ears of the listeners. ln that piece was the whole soul of the musician, and he rendered it brilliantly, with pas- sion, conveying to the hearts of his hearers an indefinable sweetness.. all the so-eiigiii, beauty. aid feeling that the piece contained. The strain of the music, vibrant with emotion, floated through the air, thrilling the audience. and each member of that vast assembly felt that here indeed was a genius ' As the music ceased there was an instant of silence and then a burst of applause which sounded like the roar of an avalanche. The violinist smiled, then bowed. Years of study had not been in vain. 'limmy's ambition was realized. The boy of the slums was a success! -A ngeline Tosetti. OLD NOKOMIS 1924 The Nearest I Have Ever Come to Death 'llhe nearest I have ever come to death is now, in my first month of Eng- lish IV and llistory. I have always attended schools where it was consider- ed a serious and difficult matter to write one theme a week, but to learn a poem and learn it well was a colossal accomplishment. In History, five or six pages a day was "going some" Now these schools were schools of from one thousand to fifteen hundred students and were considered A-1 in effi- ciency. At present in my third year l attend a good school but with only two hundred students. VVhen l started in this school, I thought that, being a small one, it would be "pie," but that was where I was entirely mistaken. I was mistaken in all subjects, but especially in English and History. The first two or three days were, l had predicted. "pie." However this was because the books had not come. By this time, I was sure this smaller school would he easy. llut after we obtained our books I was soon made aware of my misapprehension. The first week or so in English we had a theme and an oral composition. I was somewhat dazed at these assignments. But when we were also given a poem to learn l became a little weak. VVhen in I-Iistory, we took nine pages a day, a certain dizziness came over me. Fearing a breakdown, I pled for mercy, and was told by my history teacher to obtain shorter English assignments,-such is life. I consoled myself with the thought that the first school month like March coming in like a lion would go out like a lamb. Vtfith this thought my strength part- ly returned. But with the coming of this week I have had a mental break- down, for we are having another theme and also another poem in Englishg while in History we are averaging ten pages a day. I am now nearer to death than l have ever been heforeg and if they don't "ease up" I will sure- ly die a martyr to the cause. -Dink. FEMALE ORATORS lt has been said in the praise of some men, that they could talk whole hours together upon anythingg hut it must be owned to the honor of the other sex that there are many among them who can talk whole hours to- gether upon nothing. NVCYC women permitted to plead in the courts, I am convinced they would carry the eloquence of the bar to greater heights than it has yet attained. and I think the universities would do well to consider whether they should not fill the rhetoric chairs with female orators. Most women are censorious. X'Vith what copiousness of expression will they enlarge upon every little slip in behavoir of others! Xafith how many different circumstances and twisting of facts will they tell over the same story! This last type is the so called gossip. -"Parson" OLD N OKOMIS 1 9 2 4 THE BULLETIN BOARD lf you want to know some news, lf you'x'e lost a pair of shoes, 'l'here's a place you'd better choose, The bulletin board. If you're good at making rhyme, And you wish that you might shine, Theres a place that suits you fine, The bulletin board. If you have run out of work, And you do not wish to shirk, I'll tell you where you'd better lurk, The bulletin board. There you'll find some information, That will aid your education, And you'd better take your station, At the bulletin board. So it always seems to me, No matter what your wants may be, You can get suggestions free, At the bulletin board. Sir Alfred l,aGreene 5 3 at AN APPEAL Uh, Muse! Oh, Muse! I come to thee For Fm in great perplexity, Command my thoughts, command my pen, And then teach me what and where and when l've tried my best without thy aid, But when I try. my thoughts all fade, I now surrender all to you, And trust that you will pull me through. Bestow thy gift of poetry On some with more ability. May writings wise on every hand. Like grasses grow in marshy land. v -Poetess OLD NOKOMIS 1924 The United States as a World Power U'er all this wide, wide world, NVhere there's a flag unfurled, NVQ: find these states of ours From lands of snow to flowers Broadcasting wide their influence. And making' kings do penitenee. Our neighbors all look up to us To come and settle every fuss And when they are in need of "mon," They eonie to us and think it fun, To see us dig for all we're worth Wfhile they continue with their mirth. XVe try to teach them prohibition But they get us out of condition .lly liringing over loads of drink So we have hardly time to think. lint they will all find out some day That honoring us will always pay. lixtraet from History IV Exam. By A l fred Green. WASTED ENERGY More songs have been eornposed than sung, More lessons have been given than learned. More men have heen sentenced than hung, More rewards have heen given than earned. More hooks have heen written than read, For it is only the hest that will survive, And it can truthfully he said, That more students are dead than alive. -Vtfalter Frieke. THE LOON O, tell ine your sad story. Loon. NVhat is it you hewail? ls it a secret twix't you and the moon This seelningly desolate tale? Ur is it the coming' of the man you despair? XVhose advent is wrecking your peaceful lair? O, tell me your sad story, Loon, VVhat is it you hewail? -Dink. OLD N OKOMIS 1924 CONSISTENCY Did you ever drop a piece of bread? lt's sure to fall on the side that's spread. Did you ever know of a holiday That it didn't rain when you wanted to play? "lt's just plain cusseduessf' you say, "XVhy couldn't it rain some other day Fl' And then when you've studied real hard all the You're never given a chance to speak, But, sure as you live, you'll be asked to recite, If you only lay off for just one night. Dawgone the luck," you're sure to say, an u XVhy didn't she call me yesterday?" lt may have been tough luck, you know, But I hardly can believe it so. hand J: l hope it's the work of some guiding Teaching "consistency, alone, can stand. For is it really common-sense To think we'll succeed with negligence? 'Twere better to study ten minutes, each clay, And always study in this same way, Than an hour three days in succession, And on the next day study none. So a little consistency 'l'd advise, w i H you have any hopes of becoming -Dink. Effects on Our Own Lives Gradually now as day by day VVe travel along life's way, X1Ve see effects of evolution Upon ourselves and constitutiong We do not hake, we do not sew, Instead we go where rivers flow, And pass our time the live long day. XVhile others work hard for their pay, That we might have our work all done, XVhen we return from our day's fun. -Extract from History lV examination on Industrial Revolution as written hy Alfred Green. OLD NOKOMIS xv e e lc 1 9 2 4 OLD NOKOMIS Among the plains of lllinois, Lived the wise one, Old Nokomis. liliawathzfs 1l'llJtl'lC1'iS mother W'as the learned one. Old Nokomis. She knew all the healing herbs And the herbs that keep off sadness. She was versed in reading signs, Signs of that great sun god. Ugwag And the signs of mighty Kwasind, liwasind, god of storm and tempest. She knew how to catch the heaver, She taught the youths to shoot their And to catch the wary fox. And to set their traps for food. She, the wise and kind Nolcomis. Gave each youth his start in life, Alter each had gained his glory, Tle returned to see Nolcomis, ' And to show his thanlcfulness To his good and wise old teacher. Among' the plains of lllinois, There is today, an "Old Nokomisf' Fully as good and wise and lcincl. There the youth obtains his learning And his means of earning joy. NVhere he starts upon his journey Up and down the way of life. VVhere, after he has made his name, llc will return once more To see his Alma Mater, dear, And to show his thanlciulness To his wise and good old teachers. -Dinlc. 8.I'l'OVVS, SOPHOMORE ROMANCE ie t otlt struck nine- She cast a roguish glance at him, 1 were rosy red- And then she whispered low Ill tu after nine. T mean lVith quite her sweetest smile, o steal a lcissf' he said. "The clock is fifteen minutes slow. ' OLD NOKOMIS Walter' Friclce 1 9 2 4 The Model High School Girl A pleasant and sweet young girl, .X plain hut neat young girl. She heeoniingly dresses, And combs her tresses. This model high school girl. A jolly light-hearted girl, lint not a light-headed girl, You ean't hear her laugh For a mile and a half, This model high school girl. Not a hallway flirt. this girl, Or a writer of notes, this girl, She hridles her tongue. And speaks evil of none, This model high school girl. Not sleepy hy day, this girl. And walceful hy night, this girl, l-le eoines often, hut then. He's sent home at ten, By this model high school girl. She's not over modest. this girl, She does what she's asked, this girl, She just does her hest. And doesn't niind the rest, This model high school girl. But always a studious girl, Not always the smartest girl, She'll try hard to heat you, And yet wonldn't cheat you, This model high school girl. The teachers adore this girl, She has friends hy the score. this girl, VVC welcome her gladly, And part with her sadly, This N. T. l-l. S. girl. -By Dorothy Smith. OLD NOKOMIS 1924 A. B. C. XfVe've got to make a note hook fine! l wish it were not so. lf you can make an "A" or "B,'l Then you've a right to crow. You must do this, you must do that. ll you want but a "C," And if an "A" might be your aim, You'd lmetter let it "ll," Unless the fortune might he yours. To have a lot of time, For when you have a period spent. 'You'd lietter make it nine. For time it takes, and work it takes. To make a note hook good, If I'd have some of lmoth of these. NVhy, then l eertn'ly would. -Sir Qklfred Lagreene SCHOOL DAYS Wfhere are they-the golden days? Strayed are they adown life's ways To the toil and care of after life. To the sorrows, joys, and endless strife Gone are the happy days and freeg Now the well-worn paths I see. Oh! were 'l' hack to the Scenes of yorc, Back to the dear old school I adore. Maybe-now we all will go Thither, yon and to and fro- lfrom the stifling' city streets To the eountry's cool retreats- Or else we may he called to rest By the loving Fatlier who knows luest. Still 1' know that what luefalls The golden school day ever calls. -Mildred Ramsey. OLD NOKOMIS 1 9 2 4 The Model High School Boy An energetic boy, A strong athletic lioy, Always up and doing, XVithout any stewing, This model high school boy. Polite to all this boy, The great and small, this boy, Always takes the girls home, Letting none go alone, This model high school boy. No saucy. hold young boy, VVhen teachers scold this boy, llut meekly he hears it, He knows he deserves it, This model high school boy. l-le's not a dude, this boy, And yet he's not rude, this hoy, Wlieii to come others know, But he knows when to go, This model high school boy. Thinks no evil, this boy, So canlt be evil, this boy, l-lis numerous graces Much evil effaces, This N. T. H. S. model boy. -By D. S. G. A. R. VETERANS Cln Memory of Grandfatherj Theylve reached the end of their journey, And theylre dropping off, one by one. And they will never again have to weary, Bout a life, which for them is done. Their sorrows. their hopes have taken wing And likewise their spirits free. To meet again in heaven The Creator of you and me. -D. C. OLD NOKOMIS I 1 Wm , 1 4 " TU l I I i Z K 41 f f , XX v 3 X' ll tilt Vx 1- l lf F 740 lil' 3 l i I L l i ! l W +.-5 E'-...T-I W 1 9 2 4 N. T. H. S. CARNIVAL The carinval, held in the N. T. ll. S. gym on the evening of February 8 proved to be a success. Many people turned out to see the various side shows, museums, etc. Une of the shows in particular attracted a large crowd. This was the "Rogues Gallery." People went into this looking rather lively but when they came out they were so hot and tired from laughing that they went over and bought some soda pop. liye for busi- ness. eh. what? Music was furnished by the P-K-S orchestrag many people sat and lis- tened in awe to the music which these young but talented musicians rendered. Confetti was thrown which added gaiety to the scene. VVhen things began to lag the queen of the carnival was announced. She proved to be none other than the charming Miss Viola Johnson. 'Wfhen she was crowned everyone paid her homage as no other queen has ever received in U. S. IX. 'The carnival, if it is as successful next year as it has been in the two preceding it, will probably become an annual affair at N. T. H. S. -Geo. Frederick. Q3 ,ab .52 THE BOX SOCIAL On the night of November 23, after the tilt with the basketeers from Irving, the N. T. H. S. Athletic Association gave a box supper in the assem- bly of the school. Mr. Ularnsing, with his clever ways of auctioneering. of- ficiated as salesman. There were many beautifully decorated boxes con- taining all the palatable dainties that are known to the culinary art, and it is needless to say that the young ladies who prepared these boxes were as pleasing to the eye as the contents of the boxes were pleasing to the taste. There were the usual hot bidding that is an essential part of a box sup- 5 1 E l ,D f y tl " coled' the r nurse" m order tc run it um 'md Jer, anc ffrouns o 'ou is JJ " ' -i . -s ' , . 1 " '. . unload," which they succeeded in doing in a 'few eases. OLD NOKOMIS 1924 After the boxes were sold, a vote was taken. to decide the most popu- lar girl present. Miss Velma Iilvers proved to he the most popular young lady and was awarded the prize. All present enjoyed themselves to the fullest extent, and those absent regretted their absence. The social was a success both from the social and financial standpoint. --james T. Griffin. A2 A2 J! THE SENIOR-JUNIOR PARTY Un X'Vednesday evening, February thirteenth, the Seniors entertained the juniors by giving them a "Valentine Party." Everything was appro- priately decorated in Valentine festoons. The evening was spent in various kinds of entertainments and games. About ten-thirty. we matched part- ners by corresponding numbers and went to the cooking room where an elaborate two course luncheon was served. An enjoyable evening was spent by all, and the hour was quite late when we departed. all ,thinking that the geniors were a "Dandy l'5uneli." -A junior. M 123 .8 SOPH OMORE-FRESHMAN PARTY The Freshmen were royally entertained by the Sophomores with an apron and overall party on the evening of November 27, 1923. The first part of the evening was spent with selections by a dumb jazz orchestra. l',ater in the evening a short play was presented after which we participated in different kinds of games. VVC then matched partners in a very interesting way, and were invited to the cooking room where we were served in cafeteria style refreshments consisting of salad, rolls, jello, wafers and water. After this we departed, feeling that we had had a very wonder- ful evening. I ' 5 -Madeline Ronchetti J! M ,fl BASKET BALL BANQUET lt is not all of li. ll. to play, nor is the score the only reward. Although the game is uf the immediate consequence. it brings in its wake many de- ilghtful experiences as well as memories. The most clinging memory of this year's team will be the banquet given Monday night, March 10, by the N. T. l-I. S. faculty in honor of the team. OLD NOKOMIS 1924 At seven o'eloek. the boys were ushered to the dining room. The places were marked by miniature basket balls on which were thc names ol the guests. All enjoyed a sumptuous "Ieed." after the seasons Iast. Leonard Morgan acted as toastmaster. Responses were made by "Bud" Buel, Mr. Zook, "Dick" Farmer, "'Iimmie" Griffin, "Pete" Caldwell. Donald Pauschert. Olin liettelkamp, and Mr. Crepin. Then all went to the assembly where they engaged in a general good time. -Jas. Griffin. V9 V9 JC THE TOP O' THE MORNIN' TO YE FROSH! liaith an' on Saint I'at's eve, ye Ifrosh sure an' did give our Soph lads and colleens a foine toime. Much praise he to yer lads and Iasses who made our hearts glad with their splendid musical prograni, Ilow appropriate were yer decorations of green and white, and great was the skill shown by us all. when we were divided into groups and given a few old Irish words from which to compose Irish comedies, tragedies, and romances. It makes onels old heart tingle with joy to think ol the skill displayed in yer contests of various kinds. An' sure an' ol' Saint Pat himself looked down on ye with a smile, when ye matched some of his favorite jokes on his national emblem, the Sham- rock, to get your partners for the "eats," Green and white again showed themselves in the ice cream and cake which were acompanied by Green River. Sure an' we departed in good ol' Irish way. "Faith an' it was the best party!" "There are no entertainers to be compared with the Ifroshf' fIIlarney.l -llliarygrace. QU JF vb? S-OPHOMORE THEATRE Presents "Three VVise Fools" .. .lohn Kirkland, Olin liettelkamp. Cecil Rapp "Enemies of XVomen" ,Y ...,......,,,,,.. Carl Reineke and XrVesley I.-Iubbard "The French Doll" ........,..,.. ....................................... I ilorine Ilard "The VVestbound Limited" . . Iiugene lfahnestock "6.gmd 4" e,,,,,,,,,, .,,.,,,,,,,,,,,, . . Oliver 'Kieslar "The Shiek" e.., .....,..............,........................... ..... L X lvin Zigman "The lixciters' .. XValter Melchert and !Xngeline Studnick "Drifting', .........,,.,....... ,............. ......... I J eonard Iluechsensehuetz "The Little Ministeru ,.......,,........,..,,., Inez Martin "Gentlemen of Leisure "... .,.. Q Quintin XVarnsing "Red Lights" ................ Lowell Robertson "R0uged Lips" ., ,,,.,.. Ifula Ilerron "The Educator" ............ Nr. Custer "The Leather l"ushers" Freshmen OLD NOKOMIS ,-f ,KJ-I,,,.. Ex f ljl1iIQfE:'1qi1Q5E N I fx f X 1 ' f L , 9 ' ff 1- 91" PA IL l I ' .Hn F-5 'M 4 L 1 x 6 flulnh Q I Leg' J 4-- ' M 'El My WI ,-Ez'-l.-.-J, - Zz LJ 1 , 1 I ' ",f.?""'? E, f' pig-. M' ' ' fl? .?-X fj --2 x Q 1 gk , 1 5 SQ? N15 -A wwf: we kg' 5 X 'lff.fA ' .--35i..,f:'T'1 - .. A A ,N - fx +14 55: x X gf gp " C 7 si- ir? .gk ggi' il.- 0 7 X.- -3.00 hx 1-,K ig 'Ex ' i ,'.. , K9 0 c?".2:-g' "'2- ml.-f 'Y Y - A 1924 BASKETBALL MR. CRIQPIN, Coach P ',l'he success of this year's basketball is due largely to the splendid coach- ing of lX'lr. tjrepin. lle was untiring in his efforts to help the boys make good. llis services are greatly appreciated. .lrle consistently maintained a reputation for a fighting team which might always be counted upon for the unexpected. lil2NNlL'l'l-l HUJLL, Guard, Captain "Mud," the captain of the basket ball team, will be greatly missed next year. 'l'liere were usually several markers in the score column opposite his name. Many of our opponents failed to make baskets due to his discreet guarding. Long live our old "stand by' Bud Buelf' the all-star running guard of Montgomery county. Glitjlitili lklltllilglslillt, Guard a George, our old faithful guard was always ready to play a clean, defensive game, and because of his ability and pluck to stay with it, we owe him a lot of praise. George is known as our long shot and cool-headed basket mak- er. lflnrrayl for tleorge who will be with us next year. Here's hoping his hard luck doesn't keep him off the all-star team again. l.lCtlNfXRD MORGAN, Center "'l'ippy" was right there when it came to the "tip off." He fought hard and was always in the game until the whistle blew. Center Morgan received several hard blows but they made him a real basketeer. Wfe hate to see him leave us but we wish him the very best. "Tip" hit the first all- star" team this year. L Rlfll.-XRD F.fXRMER, Forward "Dick" was one of our aces in making ringers from most any place on the floor. llis specialty was angling shots of medium length which he rarely missed. lle will be with us again next year to show his loyalty to N. T. ll. S. X'VClC0lllC old "Dicky Hoy." DIOIIQN KIRKL.-NND, ili'o'rward "Kirk" held down the forward position and played an efficient game. lle was a good basket shooter and fast as lightning. Although he was the smallest member on the squad, he made up for it in speed and ringers. We are glad that "Kirk" will be back next year to show his basket skill for the "Red and Black." He grabbed a berth with the second all-stars. OLD NOKOMIS 1924 DONALD l,'A'U'SClrlliRT, Guard Donald surprised us all. He surely came out of the "kinks.', Although he sat on the bench the greater part of the time he made up for it when he did play and was always aching to get into the game. Donald will be with us next year and will show us his skill for old N. 'l'. ll. S. He also was enrolled with the second all-stars. :XLl3lLRfIf VIOLA, Center L'Greek" was an all around "sub" on the floor. Ile played either guard or center with all he had to give, and filled his position well. Albert will be back again next year ready for battle at the sound of the whistle. HO VVf'XlilJ lllflt1liM.'XN, Forward "Froggy" was also a bench man, but eager to get into the scrap and do his bit. Although he couldn't demonstrate his ability to play very often. he did his bit when he got the chance. XYatch Howard next year. Llilil JY R,-'X M S IEY, Forward Leroy played real well when he was needed, and his periseopie stature helped him a lot. lfle determined to "star" next year and we hope he will live up to his ambitions. OLIN Kljfl'fl'lELKAlNlP, Gurad "Kettel" got into the combat several times, and was always ready to do his bit. lfle is growing like a weed, and next year will be back to do his bit again. RUI-'ERT HERRON, Forward Rupert started a career of basketeering but on account of sickness had to drop out. lfle did all he could for the Red and lilack, and no man could do more. H OW'fXRlJ l'l1IND ll LTC JN . Forward Howard played only a little at the beginning of the year, but he was fast and aetive. XX-fe wish him well in whatever he undertakes to do. CLARENCIQ STAPLES, Guard Clarence made a start but was compelled to quit. 'We wish him well in whatever he undertakes. The following' men earned their letter "Nu: Kenneth Buel Richard Farmer Leonard Morgan Donald l-'auscliert john Kirkland Albert Viola George Moeller OLD NOKOMIS 1 9 2 4 SEASONUS GAMES Irving came here for our first school game of the season and it was a pretty good one, too. They made us hump during the whole game. At the end of the third quarter the score stood 7 to 19 in our favor but they crawled up on us and the game ended with N. T. H. S. victorious by 8 points. The score was 13 to Zlg Irving made 6 points in the last quarter to our 2. Coffeen came over next to try her luck. but she must have left her luck at home for we tampecl her by 21 points: 8-29. XVe've certainly put on more speed, for Uofleen had some huskies and they were no slouehes either, but they just naturally eouldn't penetrate our defense. NVe wonder why? Raymond was next in line but she failed, although the game was over there and the lights poor and the back boards punk. lt was an example of brains against musele. VW' made a flying start and made S points in the first quarter to their none. From there on. the game was tight but we kept the lead throughout and finally the whistle blew and the score books said we had won by five points: l-1 to 19. XVitt was our next victim. They came over to give us the game of our lives but we were disappointed. They just didn't seem able to find the hole in our defense so they didn't get close enough to the basket to make many points. VVe walked on them by a 37-16 score. Some may think N. T. H. 5. played against hard luck With Morrison- ville, others may think they played against providence, but our boys think that they played against giants. lt was a good scrap from beginning to end and the Red and Black gave the best they had. But be- fore the team woke up to the fact that they had to give all they had, Morri- sonville had the lead and it was too late to put up the fight our boys did in the last half. The last half both teams were held to a tie, but the first half gave them the game. They won by four points, 21-17. 1'Ve've one chance in 53 to make it up so let's do it. Our old rivals, llillsboro, came down here again but went home with no doubt in their minds. The Red and lllaek let them have it. the best they had. They made one field basket and six free throws to our five fielders and four free tosses. After a good scrap they gave the game to N. T. H. S. because the Red and lilaek made six more points than they did. Turn about is fair play, so N. T. H. S. went to VVitt to give them the game of their lives. Hut we don't think they were as disappointed as the boys were when they played here. Both teams gave the best they had. but the Red and 'Hlaek did them about eleven better, for again the Crimson lVarriors came out on top by a score of 19-S. It was a fast clean game out- side of one murderous attempt upon a post by one of the Xvarriorsg but no foul was called as a resultg better luck next time. Next game is with Tay- lorville. Ought to be a "rip snorterf' OLD N OKOMIS I 1. 1924 lt was a "rip snorterf' Taylorville landed in the afternoon and left the same night, but a bit wiser at that. She found out Nokomis was nothing to sneeze about. After a whirl for thirty-two minutes at the game, she found out she was not quite good enough to beat the Red and Black on the home floor at least. because she was on the tail end of a 16-11 score. but confident of a fifteen point victory there, to even things. That remains to be seen. X'Ve "done" it! What? Tamped Hillsboro. there. ,lt was a battle royal and exciting until the end. The Red and Black led from the first and held the lead until the last quarter when the score was tied twice. 15-15 and two minutes to play and then "we did it" and returned home with the entitled meat and 17-15 score. Fillmore took county championship last year and a real game was ex- pected and realized. They were a clean, lively bunch of boys and the Red and lilack received a real workout. At the half it looked as if it might be anyones game, but in the last half, after a change of jerseys, the Crimson XVarriors showed their true mettle and won by a final score of 31-10. W'ell, Taylorville didn't do it for the score board said six points and four of them lucky ones at that. They had a two point lead on free throws and only a few minutes to play when they started the usual Taylorville stall. The Red and Black pushed them and forced a guard to shoot, and 'Abe blamed" if he didn't sink two of them. "Aint" that luck? lfinal score 32-26. Tough luck. Morrisonvilleg too much mudg we eouldn't get there. JU 752 Al DISTRICT TOURNAMENT The District Tournament didn't hanker for the Crimson and Black company so they rid themselves of us. in the first game, but not until a hard fight was put up. The Crimson NVarriors were not noted for their size and the Shelby boys were no midgets, by any means. As the saying goes, "They walked on the boys, but not badly." One thing is certain, however- the game didn't lack excitement for any time, even up till the last two min- utes. Final score 14 to 1G. "Tip," .52 COUNTY TOURNAMENT The Crimson and Black knights of the N. T. lfl. S. court are ready foi the tournament. They have given all they possessed during the season to bring honor and renown to the N. T. H. S. and are now ready to crown the sc-ason's glory. They were disappointed at the first clash. lrlillsboro wasn't the vic- tim. The little town of Donnellson met the Crimson XVarriors and met their downfall also by a score of 36 to 14. OLD NOKOMIS 1924 lfushing cars out of mud may be all right but it doesn't mix with bas- ketball. just a week after the Donnellson clash, NVitt was chosen to face the Red and .Black and they faced defeat, like men, after a hard battle. The final score was ll to 9. Being in better condition the Red knights were more ready to match wits and skill with the purple of Farmersville, They had the stuff but were not equal to the Red and Black and after a speedy game met their "VVater- loo" and were content to play Litchfield for third place. Final score 28 to 13. Ready for the fight and the prize, a shield, with Hillsboro as our oppo- nent. Vtfeights: Hillsboro. 160: Nokomis, l30. At 8:30 the fight began and lasted till 9:30, and the shield was any- body's shield until the gun cracked. Hillsboro held the lead throughout after gaining it, although the .Red and Blacks chances were many, she did not seem able to make the most of her opportunities. Then the gun said the game was over and the score was in Hillsboro's favor: 14 to 8. "Tip" J' K' 3 TRACK Nokomis did not do much in track the last year or two. Only a few men would come out and train. so interest in track was very low. Since last year, medals are being given to those who win their events and this has helped to stimulate interest in track. Now when a contestant is successful in get- ting "a first" he has something to show for it. There are no out-standing track "stars" in the county this year and that has helped to awaken interest in track, also. Nokomis will make a decided effort to have a large and good track team this year to represent her at the county seat. There are some men in school, who, with proper training, should make good track or field men. New equipment has been secured and training is already under way. Be- sides engaging in the county meet, Nokomis will probably take a part in a dual or triangular meet. If some good men are developed. they will probably have a chance to participate in a larger meet. -A. C. M N .Sl Bud B.: "Does Florence have much to say?" G. E. M.: "No, but that doesn't keep her from talking." OLD NOKOMIS 1924 Puuvrcs GIRLS' BASKET BALL About eighteen girls have been partaking in basket ball sport this year. There are a good many more in the picture but because of work etc., they were often not out to practice. They played two preliminary games this year: one before a boys' game with Fillmore, in which the 'Indians defeated the l.'iratesg the other was played before the game with Raymond. in which the lndians were defeated. The Freshies played the South School twice, defeating and being defeated. Thus ends the year of the girls' basketball. but they hope next year to make a bigger and better one. although they have surpassed last year's record now. They are also planning on a volley ball team for this spring. -1-1. M. 5. OLD NOKOMIS ' 1924 X A ll gill Kiln ' fi X lm f "J" ' ' '- lil? 5? fi' li Q B6 A , is ' ,X 's l gl l l li .. -1-' . ' Wl ul i 4- ' X' -' ' l 3 l K '--"" X l ri ,, Q 5 U r l' , "v ' -45- 1+ ff'-'-2 3 -. - - - 1- ' ' - ,,A ODE TO GREEK E C2i'cclc's thc hwy when gut lhcsc jokes. Anil pullccl as many as the rest of the folksg llc scurriccl ziruuucl, his tab in his hand, llunting' for jokes to heat the hancl. Sulclum hu l-VUXVIIS, hut smiles out loucl, llc's always :Lt humc in thc biggest crowd XVitl1 his smile aml his hair all over his faceg Attulnoyl Greek. head into the race. -"Ye Eclitoref' OLD N OKOMIS RUSSELL MERCANTILE CO. Phone 55 for GOOD, PURE GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS Prompt Deliveries THE HOME OF ALL LEATHER SHOES FOR Q BOYS AND GIRLS ' me . ,. T' me ooo.sia T fr- Goose shoes .m 1 shoes ...Qi ..... FITS YOU FROM HEAD T0 FOOT ,,,,,,- lv I... Rclwzircl McEnary: "My girl was hungry after the show so l took her to the Greek's.', George F.: "Did sheet?,' Eclward: 'Tll satiatef' 0' ,el Q33 Daughter: "Mother, l've got to get El suit for gymf, Mother: "lVhy, the idea, let jim get his own suit." -:I or A Car Owner: "W'hat's the matter with this cur? lt squeaks clrezulfully llleehzuiiez "Can't be helped: there's pig iron in the rear axle." SCHAPER'S DRUG STORE w Headquarters for 45 years for High Grade Stationeryl School Books and Supplies QUALITY STORE Everything an Up-to-Date Pharmacy Should Have 7 PALLAI'S FOR I C E C R E A M BOTTLED SODA ALSO A Straws, Paper Plates, Spoons, and Cones We Deliver Any Amount Bell Phone 59 Rattle Cin zoologyj: "The class will now name some of the lower species of animals. starting' with Florence." .3 .95 V59 Mr. Zook: "Dicln't you take ztlgehrzt last year?" Student: "Yes, but my instructor encored me." eb A tb! ' Pzirson Snowball: "llow's the collections in your church, Brudder Izlckson P" Parson jzickson: "VVell. we haint neber had to stop in cle miclclle of a collection to go empty the box." The Ful-O-Pep Way Makes Poultry Pay ENTERPRISE, VELVET AND SNO BRED FLOUR Always Makes Good Bread BARNSTABLE 81 SCHAPER NOKOMIS, ILLINOIS Bell 51 ' Mutual 63 George D. H. Gelly H. J. Schaefer 911' 'IiiiiiiiiililillliilllliiiliiillliiliiiiNIHiHUHiiUHHHliilliiillliiiilililliilllllliiiiiUHllliiiiliiilllillillllliHllililliIIIHIHHHH'WiiiiiiH'HH!HH'UHliiii HH'UHHHiIiW'V I 8 R O U T E " ' 'J I 6 I iii ii NH iiii iili UU ii HW iii HN IiiiHillliHUiiiililiiiiiiilliiiiiiiiliiiiiliililliiiIiIil!Ii!IIiIIIIIl.llIl IIILIUZ HI I I I i li I I l I li 1 I IIII'i x N S I RESTAURANT is n 4 1' and 1 , P CON FECTIONERY "' The Popular Place to Eat Bell Phone 250 Freslimzmz "XYl1z1t's Zl lnibliograpl1y?" Senior: "Willy cloi1't you know? lt's il biograpliy of the Biblef 135 L33 get Deaths from automobiles increased 221, in 1923 over 1922. Przietiee makes perfect. at ,EV 125 Mrs. lfekhoff: Now Oliver. what were they driven hack lay?" Oliver K.: "By these Z1iJi2ltiVCS.,, ,sl L25 A Miss 'I-iad1ey's favorite phrase: "Now il' this were IL piece of pie WILLYS KNIGHT and O V E R L A N D 1,5 24 ,Q SALES and SERVICE V an iw ROGERS, GARAGE Bell Phone 67 WHEN YOU GO TO SEE HER Stop in at the Greek Candy Kitchen on the Way out and invest in a box of our delicious chocolates. If our candy doesn't put you "in solid" you had better look for another girl. Girls like candy, mothers, sweethearts, sis- ters, and friends, and candy is our middle name. GREEK CANDY KITCHEN Corner of Pine and State "KANDY KORNERH CLASS RINGS WATCHES AND JEWELRY PC1'6b00111 and Pereboom Miss Mann: "W'l1e was at the head of the Russian government before l l9l7?" Eclwzlrcl MCE.: "Caesar, or smnething like that." .3 J? 3 Cllverybocly talking at oneefl Miss Mann: "'Now I ez1n't hem' Zlllyillli' talking' in here!" QM 93 .sl Miss Mann: "Edwzu'cl, what state in flC!'IllZlI1y took the initiative? Edward :' "Pieclmont.,' Q5 ,SI .52 Miss Mann: "Nellie, hmv long clicl lTrerle1'ick reign?" Nellie Rhodes: "He clicln't reign long." J? J! 3 Miss Hadley: "Josephine, why do we say a man has :ln angular f:lce?,' Josephine B.: "Because it's clrawn, 'I guessf' ,el J? ,SV Florence K.: "Miss Mann, T tliuught Mr. Spoils inventecl the Spoils System." L23 3 M Racle: "I just bought Z1 new Van Dyke." Betty C.: "How many eylinclers has it?" IIIlllllIlllIlllllIlllllIIIlIlllIlllllillllllllllllllllllllllllllilllllllllllllIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllIllllillllllllllllllllllllllllIllllilllllllllllllllllllllllllHllllHllllHlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllIII1IIIIlllllfllllllllllllllllll 1924 s I WWW 1 1 J ge, 2 5 57 ff d i ' f bg 1 Lu ' 0 ff ,Ui 0 iv gf V 11 ' M501 I ? an il ! 5 F 1 ,- 0 4 f V 'T .6 1 if J? 51 of 'P fm .Qf1 D 0 "'1lVf gr- K 5 f, oe g ,Ml 3' .. -I fl! Hao ff- ",:,e'f clloiihl K ll' aff? g Ziff om -if 0 If 0 J 4 'X 0 ri 1? 1 ' ,A' ,-2 f 6 SWT: f .din 'gf , I l 'lf 0 4 i f fQ iE'f-3 4 i17l"ii72 lin " 69 0--.ia 'Fa 12- 2. 1. 1 1 ' ' 1. .: 9 L I Ng , ,li , E , I 5 7 X '3 K 1' I I 1 X ia f .. l...:7-f- .f g All ' 11 ' ' 4: ' C 'Q '23 .' ' 111 '21 4 4 g 1 - , . 1, K 'S ff TZ? l J f 237.-: 0 59,75 EZ 1' I .lf . ihgfgl l1?5l'Z'I'f'l11l1l 1111 3 CALENDAR Slil"l'l'IMlSliR . f-Siipcrzilnimlziiivc nl' xx-1'clz111cy within rlnnrs :ls well as out. 10-H hectic clzul NVQ hcgin. 1 l7-Spqlillccrl pants, sozipn-cl hair. iwnilgecl faces, clisl1Ca1'te11ccl ilfil'CSl111lCA'l1. ' 30-J"l'1'o11l1lc:4 IICYCI' cease." ln Il final l1cz11't1'e11cli11g' 21116111111 to install El g'1'z1cli11g' systvin XX'llCI'L'l1y it is Il virtuzxl i111pussibility to gAl'ZlKlllZltC.'SO'l'll6 ul' thc i11st1'11clm's institulc the lmrescnt nicthorl. ' ,Q we 1-1 ' c11C',1'f Jlilili i 3-Alizulc :incl C211-cle IlL'Zll'ly SllCCl1l1ll1 when they fincl Curnie cluinff extra 1 'orll A X in lncmulclcccpiiig' on Sflll'l1'll?ly. ' 17-I9-QStuclent Cnuncil 1'c111'csc11t:1li1'es are clccterl :incl classes adopt cun- stitnticm. 26-Miss Mann flunlcs 20 out of 36 i11 History IY. I 30-lizlskcllmll lincup z11111u1111Cefl. x . .31-fllr. Look l1l2ll'L'S thc timely ZlI11l0llIlCCl1lC1'll. that :1 special policc f01'Ce has Zlll eye pcclcil fur high sclioul 111z11':111cle1'S, OLD NOKOMIS 1924 NOVEMBER 1-Student Council selects staff officers, thus showing unwonted judg- ment in their choice. 2-Staffs officers meet and decide on a definite program and also on im- mediate action for pictures. 5-Mr. Zook and Mr. Crepin "lforded" to Cliampaign to root for Chicago, but even with these distinguished personages in the stands, their Alma Mater failed to justify their fondest hopes. 4-Athletic Association decides on a box social. 7-"Oh wad the pow'r the giftie gic us. To see ourselves as others see us" The answer to this appeared in the person of the photographer. 9-Our basketball team holds the Boosters to the low score of 28-25. 11-Kodak week begins with rain. 14-Teddy Roosevelt "falls hard" for Vinita 'l'indle. 16-W'ork begins on the two plays, UM. R. and "Aunt Abigail and the Boys." A 20-Box Social-tamped Irving 21-l5-Tip and Dick star. 21-Sophomore-Freshman party. 22-24-Holidays-"Hot Dawg"-Miss Mann sick-? 254-Mr. Crepin is eating turkey at homeg nevertheless the team, deprived of sumptuous feeds, wins over Colleen. 27-S5 Kirk donates l3 points. Q95 5 -:C - DECEMBER -3-Staff decides to hold tag day. 4-Aerial meet in assembly attended by the lower classmeng "QPapy1'us" planes. 6-Tag day. Students give "rotten" support, buying only 10-l tags. We bid the basketball team good luck for the game with the corn-fed bas- keteers of Raymond. 7-VVe won, the heroes are sung praises bv all. 10-The Freshmen go in a body to give Santa Clans their Christmas let- ters. He is stopping for a few days in his new lluick at Qlolmson's gar- age. 11-Tickets on sale for Senior Dramatic plays. 12-The boiler burst at the Opera House. 'Plays postponed. 13-Exams in History IV. Seniors prepare to receive their "l's', tomorrow. 14-Most all of them get them. XVe beat XVitt 37-18. Rah! 18-Counting the days until Christmas. 19-Plays are over, and Dramatic Club makes a neat sum. 21-Science Club gives an entertainment. Had a hot time. All hurlable articles "took the air." Morrisonville wins 25-21. Too much beef. 22-Alumni visit their dear old Alma Mater. llolidays. "I-lot Dawg." OLD NOKOMIS 1924 .IAN UARY 2-'XVe all tcll Rade what we got for Christmas. 3-Seats are plentiful, for thc walks are very smooth and "attractive" -l-Girl undcrweights meet. Hillsboro falls, 15-8. Rah! 7-jazz for assembly singing-we're getting there. 9-1"ictures today entitled "Paint without a Brush"-old stuff. . ll-Playing under a handicap, in the way of a "dinky" floor, we tamp Witt at Witt, 19-8. Most of the Nokomis rooters were delayed by the bus's blowout. Tippy went into a mortal combat with an iron post on the playing floor. l-l-Mr.'lNliller givcs an inspirational talk. lo-ln a thrilling game, half the time minus our indefatigable guards, we won over '1'aylorville 16-11, a glorious 'victory after a hard fight. 17-IS-lixams. Raymond accepts inevitable defeat at the hands of N. T. H. S. in an unsportsmanlike manner. ' 21-'I'o add to the hardships of examinations. another mentality test was thrust upon ns. 23-Sleigh-riding prevails, recitations suffer accordingly. 25-Battling in a great game with Hillsboro, our battle-scarred basketeers emerge victorious to the tune of 17-15. 28-Wieslcy Hubbard and Miss Frederick entertain us with both classical and jazz music. 29-Science Club program. 31-Canine visitors-one looked like a real professor. N .9 J! .If'1i15R U A R Y 1-lllocllcr stars in game with lfillmore, Skipper, ineligible, sat on the bench looking glnm. Score, 31-19 in our favor. ,- -l-Orchestra gives a few selections. 3-Seniors, the Lincoln Essay Contest is upon thee, gird up thy loins and fight. 6-ln a last clean game with Taylorville, we were slightly defeated. Score 32-26. Team had a "hot" time on trip. 7-Hoys come home from 'l'aylorville, bandaged but alive. S-'l'he Carnival is enjoyed by all and is a financial success for the Annual. 12-Annctta Reincke is awarded the medallion for the best essay on Lincoln. 13-Senior-junior party-quite a blowout. l-l-Seniors and juniors appear bedecked with fantastic hats received as favors at last night's party. l5-Roads are too had to go to Morrisonville-lucky for Morrisonville. Independent Tournament begins. 16-'First five and second five play in preliminary game at finals. 19--Mr. liekhoff, Mr. Vandever, and Mr. VVright speak in assembly to en- courage poultry raising. OLD NOKOMIS 1924 22-Part of County Tournament held here. NVQ heat llonnellson 36-14, without Moeller. 26ADrew Shelbyville in District tourney. 29-lt is announced that Skipper and Dick are on the first all-star, Tip and Kirk on second, for preliminary tournament. 29-Torirnament finals at llillslmoro. XVe heat XYilt ll?-ll, Moeller was hurt and had to stay out of the rest ol the, tournament. Subs arrive on freight train, first team in a delayed car. .25 :C :U lNl1XRCll lflieat Farniersville 28-I3, and then upset the dope and lose to ,llillsluoro 14-8. Skipper and Dick on first county all-star, liirk and l-'auscliert . on second. 6-XN'ith Moeller and lfauschert sick, we put up zz good fight hut could not withtand the working of Shellxyville's first team. 9-Senior speeches begin. 10-Basketball banquet. The guests enjoy themselves to the "fullest" of their ahilityj ll-The guests of the banquet give us a few vocal selections. l4l'-F1'CSlHTlS11:SUlDl1O1HO14C party. ' lS-Class tournament begins. Sophoinores lose to Seniors and lfreslunen . H to Juniors. l9'-Finals of tournament. The Sophoinores heat lfreshinen and take third placej The ,luniors heat Seniors and take first place. ,liirst time Sen- iors have lost tournament since N. 'l'. ll. 5. was lmuilt. 20-Boys are in uproar over possible dissolution of Athletic Association. i A goat chases-Mr. Custer from the school yard. 21-Volley hall is the latest recreation. 25-Mr. Parks, a Korean, speaks hefore the assembly. 26-Miss Jackson appears with holnlned hair. 23-The examinations spell a doom for some. l RADEMACHERQS GRoCERY STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES Bell Phone 385 J. F. KETTELKAMP SALES CO. DODGE and CHEVROLET CARS Distributor for Sinclair Oils Highest Test, Most Miles per Gallon TIRES AND ACCESSORIES OF ALL KINDS Call and See Bell Phone 328 Mutual 46 A PHIL Anmml goes to press. Supposz-cl lu be holiday but hoard reseincls orcler. lluliclzly. "Hut lDZlXVg'.v. .Xrlnor and Bird Day and Bud Griffiifs lJlI'tl'lCiZ1y are celebrated with suitable exercises. ' "'l'he XYiteh of Fairy Dell" is given. The junior llrnmatie Club pi'og'1'zm1. L. J. SCHNEIDER Dry Goods and Millinery QUALITY AT THE RIGHT PRICE Bell Phone 251 F. H. BOST THE TIRE MAN Bell Phone 354 Mutual Phone 35 MAY Ilillllllfjl'-SCIIIOI' Banquet. ??-Science Club Exl1iluitio11. ??-Senior Class Play. .3 Q59 .55 JUNE l-l,l2lCCZ1lZ1I.ll'CZllC. 3-Class Day. 4-Commencement. "Mills for the lXlillicmns," hy "Billy" Bones. CHAS. H. KERR SZ CO. NOKOMIS -1- ILLINOIS Dealer in HARDWARE, STOVES, FURNITURE, VEHICLES, MACHINERY, AUTO SUPPLIES, WIND MILLS Also CARPETS, TINWARE, CUTLERY, CHINAWARE AND GLASSWARE, SEWING MACHINES, GUSNS, PAINTS AND OILS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION Tin Roofing, Guttering and Spoutings a Specialty V A R I E T Y Bell Phone 18 -:- Mutual 65 Stiehl Service Satisfies Private Ambulance O. .l. STIEHL FUNERAL DIRECTOR "Flowers for A11 Occasions" Bell Phone 388--2 Mutual 26 Miss Mann: "joe, what are some more products from Spain?" .loc C.: "Villains for the movies." .8 JU 3 lllcter Diuk to Dorizllcl llauscliertj Peter: "Say Donald, who else in your 'family is as lmig :incl important as you are Q3 Q3 al "l'm cutting' quite a figure," saicl the chorus girl as she sat upon thc mrokcn glass. Any two-piece suit 5B25.00, any three-piece suit or ov- ercoat 32950. Made to Your Individual Measurement Fit, Workmanship and Ma- terial Guaranteed ALL WooL S. MAGIDSON 81 SON , I I 4 I D I . wuUlEN?Wf? lMlll5' nj ff? . ,fit Q! 1.4 J di le. W1-',.' 2" i " Vi f . . f. .I :A ' iii l 6 'f lill' JV ll i W u Y ' ' .,-' ly, - , fl',w f" or I if i'i i ., .'1" lil 'illll l i s i l ll -, Db . 'S . N , '5 xx' C. MIT TRAVIS -for- STORAGE BATTERIES 'l"lurence li.: "Mary Grace. gn clown :mal ask Napoleon." J M ,rl Uh Spring is here! Oh Spring is here! The air is full of atmosphere. Peter Dink: "1-lam' lar can ll dug run into the xvoocls?', D. B. P.: Hxxfllilt Zl foolish question. XVhy as far as he wants to." Peter: "Nu he czm't. He can cmly run as far as the midclleg after that lreys running out." J. R. GIPSON S, Sr S. HAT SHOP T A X I Made to Orders a Specialty AUTOMOBILE SUPPLIES We Satisfy B811 phone 24 Bell Phone 4-21 B U I C K SALES and SERVICE JOHNSON BROS., ' Bell Phone 22 'Mutual 53 .lilllllllyi "Can ynll dance?" Max. "No, hut I can hold them up while they dance." ,sr L35 JU She: "I'nI Slllllllj' wild uhnut :I yacht." Ile: "I Iow do you net in fl Inotm' hunt F" at ag JC These Advertisers deserve your patronageg they backed us, and will give you a square deal. W GINO CINOTTI Electric Shoe Repair Shop SHOES REPAIRED WHILE YOU WAIT All Our Work Guaranteed 118 North Spruce Street I No. I. "Do you know why it is Called the Motlier 'I'c.mgue?" No. "XWI1y?" Nu. l. "Because futher never vets to use it." Zu Q23 3 95 'I'h:It Illnggie IX'IcQuiston swings Z1 mean ankle was proved when She kicked the glass out of il door Dick Fzirniei' locked Ironi the inside. She got two birds with one stone that time-she broke the window and Dick too. II IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII1III1IIIIIIIIIIZIIIVIIIIIIIIIIIIIII III IIII III III II IIIIIIII I IIII I I I III III IIIIII IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII 1924 ALQVINI CLASS OF 1919 As you sean these pages, you are wondering what has become of the first class which graduated from the N. T. lil. Five years ago, May 23, 1919, we donned the Robe of Graduation and set sail upon Life's Sea with our motto, "Safe on First, now Score," firmly fixed in our minds. llave we all scored? Upon each member falls the question. VVe have received this information as to the whereabouts of the twenty-three members of the class. Leona Unipleby is studying music at the Northwestern University of Chicagog Alma Mayer is bookkeeper for the l:'annwitt and Son ,Furniture Co. 1 f this citv' Lille Kellogg is now the wife of Adam lietzold of Uhlinan, lll. ' .1 :so VVhen last heard from. Carl lirumm was employed in VVyoniingg Mer- cy Xhfillis who taught school in this community for several years is at the liome getting acquainted with housekeeping for certain reasons CFD. Hazel Lantz is still attached to the phrase, "Violin Instructorg" lflelen Satterlee makes her home with her grandmother near Irvingg Emery Meier re- cently graduated from the Quincy, lll., Husiness College, and Anna 'Vammen is employed in Springfieldg joseph lNelsch is now head chef in the NVelsch Resturant. while Helen Randall recently became Mrs. Herman lleetle of lndianapolisg Lydia Hoeppner graudated with honors from the Chicago University and is an instructor in the lllendon, lll., Township High School. Others employed as teachers are: lilizanne Farmer in Nokomisg Frances Crites in Hillsborog Consuelo XfVilson at Sparta and Wlni. Best in Ohlman. Frances Evans, now Mrs. David Baird, jr., also makes Nokomis her homey on a sign down town you will read: Music Store-'Priiprietor, Fred Crumbaughg several more of our class who have entered niatrimony are: Carstens Jayne. city mail carrierg Irene Galyen, wife of Lester lfrnstg Lou- ise XVhitten, wife of Dr. Sybil Adams of Oklahoma City, Okla.g and Qlilfrieda Kravanya, now Mrs. lllfrieda Nicholson of Chicago. Nothing is known of Beatrice Myer except that she also entered matrimony somewhere in iowa. This class. families included. expect to hold a reunion this spring after five years of separation. CLASS OF 1920 Of the seventeen distinguished members of the class of '20, two are helping provide the hungry generation with food. Two are engaged in the business world, one a stenographer and the other a secretary. One is an ef- ficient clerk in a leading drug store of this city. Three others have gone on OLD NOKOMIS 1924 to increase their mental capacity. one of these three has already made a mark for himself in the world of art. Four have helped to establish American homes. Three have gone to-we are not sure where-but the last time we heard of them they were holding responsible positions, in fact one was working' for Uncle Sam. x'Xnd two are-teaching school. A noble work, inKlCCtll Theo. H. Johnson Henry A. johnson NOKOMIS IMPLEMENT CO. All Kinds .of Farm Implements and Machinery, Fencing and Pumps Bell Phone 85 Mutual 20 CLASS OF 1921 The class of l92l has a very nice record, with many in business, some feacliing' school and others at different occupations. Nine of the girls have found their perfect match in the opposite sex and are living' happily. Five of the class are teaching school, six are attend- ing' school and fourteen are at wo1'k and making good both in the business :md industrial world. As a whole the class is progressing' nicely and making a mark in the different walks of life, and living' and proving our class motto, "By our Cfforts we hope to risef' n INTERNATIONAL CLOTHES STYLE-QUALITY-WORKMANSHIP Have it Made to Measure THE J. WOLTMANN CO. OLD NOKOMIS 'R 1924 CLASS OF 1922 Day Dreams One sunny afternoon l sat by the bank of a little stream dreaming and lazily watching the drifting of a few clouds overhead. .Nearby stood an old oak tree and as l sat looking out, a sudden breeze sent several leaves fluttering past my feet. These leaves had drifted out of the tall grass be- neath the tree and were now fluttering down ,the bank of the stream. Oft- times they came together, then parted and some drifted on ,while ohers strayed. I watched them for a while and then my thoughts wandered to the high school which I had left two years before. 4 i I thought of the class of '22 which had gone from that school and today was scattered afar. Like the leaves of the oak, now drifted through the forest, they had spread. I pictured them here and there- .meeting by chance like the leaves. then drifting apart again. There were leaves which had fallen in the grass that would remain there foreverg how like those of us who had found their place at home and had contentedly taken up their task. Others were still drifting on seeking their place in the depths of the 'forest of life. I paused a moment as l thought that many would still drift on but l wondered where they were now and what they were doing. At home I. saw some in different kinds of business, some teaching and others busy with the work of the home. 1'l.way. l knew several were in schools carrying on their work begun in the T. H. S. Some had been honored in the de- velopment of their talents in music and others held positions of trust in the government. A few had chosen the life of the farm and were living in close touch with nature. Uthers were somewhere. I know not where, carrying out their plans of life. They were 'far apart, yet the world acted as a forest home did to the leaves and gave them but one home to love. l wandered on dreaming of those days in the N. T. ll. S. A breeze carried new leaves by me, but l saw them not, my mind was with those dear classmates who were Somewhere in the forest home of life. MEATS and GROCERIES THE CITY MEAT MARKET Bell Phone 91 HENRY J. BENDER Dealer in ALL KIN DS OF COAL Bell Phone 348 CLASS OF 1923 .Ns the time of commencement draws near again. l look back a year and think of the time when the class of '23 were looking forward eagerly yet re- luctantly for the time to come when they should occupy the seats of honor on the "stage" in T. H. S. auditorium. And as l think of this I wonder what has become of those thirty-one boys and girls who graduated that night. ' Wlhilc l am thus wondering, l notice a copy of the Free I ress Progress J lying on a table nearby. l picked it up and glanced through it rather careless- ly. Hut there I see where five of our class members have been home from college for a few days' vacation between semesters. .ln the same column there is a note saying that Mrs. V- has been visiting here. I remember that Mrs. V- sat three seats ahead of me in the study hall. Farther on l see an announcement for teachers institute to be held this month. That reminds me that five other members are teachers trying to pass on to others some of the knowledge gleaned from the well worn tekthooks studied during that four year's sojourn in N. T. H. S. My musings are in- terrupted by a step on the front porch. l supposeiit is the postman and rush eagerly out to see if there can be a letter for me. l find one postmarked Chicago. I open it and pursue its contents. It is from one of our class- mates and in it she mentions two others who are also in Chicago and inquires for four more who li remember are in flietroit. l think how the class has scattered. Hut as .I sit by the window and watch the people hurrying by l ani reminded of the fact that all have not left. but that many have remained in Nokomis, some at home. and others are engaged in workahout the town. Thus my puzzle is solved and l have located the class of '23 and find that they are all doing well, which is probably due to the knowledge and inspira- tion which was their heritage from N. T. ll. S. 3 .53 dl Sam: "W'ho started the idea of Seniors giving orations?" Bernice: "The l,arent-'.l'eachers Association." i Katherine J.: "XVell, my parents didn't say that, so 1 guess l'll get out of ibn ,gl ,HZ QI These Advertisers deserve your patronageg they backed us, and will give you a square deal. 4 IMHNNMMMMMWNWNNWWWWMWWNWNWWMWMWWWMWWWWMMMMMMMWWMWMWMMWMMWWWMMMWWNWWWWWNWmmMmmMWMWWWWWMMWWWWWWWMMMMWWM YACIQLE Wm. H. Schweiker The shoe Man 51 501' SHOES FOR THE WHOLE at 1 1 FAMILY MEATS AND 1 GROCERIES Repairing a Specialty 'iv 'i' 118 East State St. Bell Phone 100 Bell Phone 173 D. B. P.: "I heard you say, once, that Florence was the sun of your existence." G. E. M.: "NVell, sometimes she does make it hot for me." '29 Q3 V59 Hannah: "Please show me some ties." Clerk: "A gE1'l'Cl6I'l1Z1ll,S tie ?" Hannah: "No, it's for my brother." '25 wg vb' Miss Hadley Cin Algebraj: "VVhat is bothering you now, Frank?" Frank XV.: "The B's." STAR BAKERY Blue Bird Bread is the Best Also Best Place to Eat JOE WELSCH Bell Phone 43-2 CLEANING DYEING KECK AND GOSSAGE Tailored Suits to Order Bell Phone 313 PRESSING ALTERING listher U'lJonnell Cnieeting her hrother on returning from college for her Chrislnias vaeatioujz "Oh Cecil, l'n1 so glad to see you. Ctlugs and lcissesq Cecil lnlrawing hack greatly iiicwtifiecljt "Aw cut that out, sis." 3 N ,QS lletty C. Hooking' up "guinea" in clietionaryj : "ls that a guinea? Wlell, I thought that was what they called a turkeyettef' vb! E3 V9 Mr. Crepiu fin .Physics elassj: "ln this instance will the temperature fall or drop El" et L33 733 "Please take good care of lXflamma," prayed the little Zook, and, after clue ecmsiclemtion, "and l guess it n'oulcln't hurt to keep an eye on the Old Man too." 09 3 .29 These Advertisers deserve your patronageg they backed us, and will give you a square deal. al et '23 Miss Mann: "iVVhat are the chief geographic features of .fXustralia?" Cecil CVD.: "A kangaroo." 13 M .S Miss Man: "XfVhen was the revival of learning?" Cecil UTD.: "just before exams." BUY YOUR HARDWARE and FURNITURE From PANNWITT'S THE WINCHESTER STORE Bell Phone 15-2 Now listen to the Red Bird song, It will not take you very long. Best wishes for your future success. THE RED BIRD CONFECTIONERY HENKEL BROS., -Props. Cigars, Cigarettes, Ice Cream and Candies Special Box Candies for All Occasions Phone 305 Holmes Opera Building A COLLOQUY HEARD OVER THE RADIO FROM N.T.H.S.U.NO. DON'T READ IT Opera House Building, and the people that run the store are Hello, Mae' Henkel Bros. Hello, lane. Mae-Only a few more weeks and we will leave this dear school for good. .lane-Yes, aren't you sorry? indeed. I ani. Mae-lNhich is the sweetest recollection you are taking with you from the school? jane-Those bites of choco- lates we could get here for lunch. Mae-Wfhy, chocolate you can get at any store. -lane-Yes, hut this was par- ticularly good because it came from the Red llird Confection- ery. I just love to huy candy, sodas, sundaes and the like there. Mae-VVhy? Jane-Go once, and you will soon know the reason why yourself, Mae. Mae-VVhere is the place. blanc? .lane -- On VVest Street. lf sweet he wants you hini to treat. lllake him treat you to sonic-- thing sweet, .Xnd that you will like it ever- inore, llaye him huy it at the lied Bird Store. That pipe ol' yours you should replace XVith one that would look het- ter in your face. Ut' course youill get it at the Red Bird, The place of which you'x'e so much heard. li when you smoke You don't want to choke. Get your cigars Wihere we get ours, .-Xt the Red Bird of course. Or the place of the United Cigar Store. PORTRAITS FRAMES PAUSCHERT PHOTOGRAPHER Most of the Photos in this Book are Our Products ENLARGEMENTS KODAK FINISHING Newport: You know what life is? Ruth: 'VVhz1t? Newport: just one darn thing after another. Ruth: Well, do you know what love is? Newport: No, what? Ruth: 'l'wo clurn things after each other. al vb! ,3 lN'lr. Custer fwho hzicl just finished giving' an algebra problenij: "Now square the whole worlcs.', . Q! ,Sl ,rl Peter llinlcz "l'leck. Ralph and I :ire having trublef' D li P' "9 D" ,Oz I lleterz "Yes, you lcnow he thinks he's as big zuicl- important as I am." tbl .59 ,sl Miss jackson: "llz1nnzih. clid Max omit anything in the poetslife that was interesting to you?" iHE1I1llZl.l1I "Yes, he clirln't mention his cleathfi P. T. SHOE STORE SHOES AND Hos1ERY for the Family Bell Phone 201 ROBERTSON BROTHERS Builders' Hardware, Plumbing Electrical Supplies and Tin Work Bell Phone 254 Dirty Joke Irving appeals to lots of people. Lots of folks like the sights and thrills of Hillsboro. There is too much hustle and bustle in Pana, But Nokomis soots everyone. .23 M QV Barth: "l'm having trouble suporting my wife." Zook: "You clon't know what trouble isg try not supporting herfl nl ,S ,st He: "You look sweet enough to eatf' She: "Oh, do I! XfVhere shall we go?" gl ,hi ,SC : "Willy flo they call Cecil O'Donnell, 'Cocl?' " 1 "Because he looks like a fish." .AG ,sl V55 Unusual population figures for the Unitecl States are the following: Bud Btiel-1,039,000,000 'l'ippy Morgan-70.000,000.000. 'loe Gourlay-lol ,OO0.000,000. The above people must be living several centuries in the future. 759 3 .X George F.: "l nearly froze my feet coming to school this niorningf Ralph K.: "XVhat's the matter? Difln't you wear gloves? HRIBAR AND ORIN QUALITY MEAT MARKET Bell Phone 349 Y A GULBRAN SEN PLAYER PIANO ln Your home means a life time of pleasure and good music. lt plays all rolls and plays them with an individual expression that is selclom equalled in other pianos. See It at the F. CRUMBAUGH MUSIC HOUSE "All the Latest Columbia Records' Outline of Events Studied in History IV Navigation, exploration, inhahitation, colonization, extreme taxation, no representation, abomination, agitation, cleclamation, birth of nation, ac- clamation, confefleration. legislation, vindication, augumentation, nullifica- tion, arbitration, emancipation, proclamation, mobilization, unification, re- clamation. appropriation, irrigation, immigration situation, negotiation with other naton,-nervous 1J1'OSlQl'ZLllUl'I,lCX2ll'I1llliltltill,--1'CCl.ll7CI'El'E1Ollri- grarluation .--th en VA CATI ON. .3 '29 99 Mixing Patriotism with Religion Miss Yaclcle: "Now, Donalcl, will you please give the American creed ?" Donald C.: "I helieve in flocl the Father-U JU Q33 J' lfclwarcl NI.. tin History examuj whispering: "XN'ho was Sappho?i' john Kirkland: "Shiphuilcler.', L9 ,N JZ Rosella P.: 'Wllliat some teachers tell me goes in one ear and out the other." Helen NV.: "No wonder, there's nothing to stop it." .H ,rl 135 Orie ltlarnstahle: "Inheritance is those qualities hanrled clown from one generation to the one preceding." A R N 0 L D S Foon CENTER Quality Groceries and Dry Goods Both Phones SD li! MOTHER GOOSE 51 7 e ' 'viii ' the PRIZE LOAF ""if15R-x-if f WW'-s,v? SX 15 - 2? 3: fikx vi - r I 11 I - um, V I7 N . ,A Q 2- .1 t- l W. . 'rdf ay CON A. WELSCH i- 1.1 MY QS' fy! fl Z ff B611 Phone 84 C Luella Reinelce: "Militia is the navy of the state." Q3 8 -.55 ' Ernest Reisner: "Enx'ironment is our general surroundings and at-- 11lOS17llC1'C.U 5 L35 159 Oric B. states that since White Hall. lnd. 43 in no if is the center of A l . population that it is the largest place in the United States. ,S ,el 5 Bernice Cook: "Qur government prohibits the hflagnolia races from entering our country." .3 Q5 tb' ' Miss jackson: "lf you people don't he quiet you'll liave to eliminate yourselves." L3 3 M Several Seniors report that XYashiugton and Jefferson were the authors of the Monroe doctrine. L33 ,fl Jumbo carried away medal for the best essay on Lincoln. But he had to bring it back. Q5 Q5 H IX"Iary Grace: "Did you hear about fl'ocld's being robbed last night?" Betty C.: "Has anything taken ?" l - CREATE AN ESTATE For one-half the amount you spend annually for candies, ice Crezun sodas, and other luxuries you can carry an endowment policy in THE PAN-AMERICAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY that will give you protection and in twenty years return more money than you paid into it.- Come in and let nie show you the different contracts, A. J. EEKHOFF 104 Pine Street -:- Nokomis, Illinois REXALL IDEALISMS The l0,000 Rc-xzill Stores. of which this store is one, have for their nnilto and guiding principle: "'l'he liest in llrug Store timifls, the Best in lilrtig' Store Service." OURS IS THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN BUY Rexall Remedies Purest Drugs Mother Kroh Remedies Elkays Home and Family Remedies Harmony, Jonteel, Bouquet Ramee, Juneve, Cara Nome, Toilet Requisites-Klenzo Dental Preparations. Symphony Lawn and Lord Baltimore Stationery Kantleek Rubber Goods Firstaid Hospital Supplies YOUR. RICXALT, STORE C. H. KEMPTON NOKOMIS -1- -1- ILLINOIS fliuglisli class has just found out that an Ode Can lie set to musiC.j Miss .lziclcsonz ".fXlbL-rt. how can you prove this an ode?" Circ-els: "l'd try to sing itfi J Q9 I-55 Max: "l've invented coal that will last i-O1'CVCl'.,i .lirulci "llou' did you do it?" Klux: "l made it lii'ep1'oof." .3 V59 JC These Advertisers deserve your patronageg they backed us and will give you a square deal. BUILD A HOME THIS YEAR The O. H. Paddok Lumber Company QUAYLE QUALITY QUAYLE 8a SON, Inc. Miss Mann: "XYhat was the most famous building constructed at the time of 'lustinian 7, John bl.: "The XX'oolworth buildingf' L3 Q5 ,ES These Advertisers deserve your patronageg they backed us, and will give - you a square deal. ,ga W-e .ge Certain Peculiarities in N. T. H. S. Genevieve knows that the number of man is Singfujler. The XVilLfu1j son said the most beautiful bird is the Martin. Velma does not want luxuries but Staples. Rhodes is advertising on the Bullefiugjton board. .Raymondis pal is J-Olllllfi sou. Has Frenchie gone Tippy yet? "I, Florence Miller, hereby change the vowel in my name to 'oe'." Can Bradley make Marguerite his royal emblem? Cioehetti wants some Keys. May always wears a Green spring cloak. a Marian loves linglish class because there they talk about Lowell. Jimmie has lrish XVChjit ten times o'er. Our Cook loves some Sheik. Lucille Hallerfdj when X-Yilburt .llrieked her. O. G. lost her because he Cust'er. F. B. S I D E S GRQCERIES and MEATS The Home of Everything to Eat BELL PHONE 247 MUTUAL 1 ' lXl THE WADLEY COMPANY POULTRY, EGGS and BUTTER BELL PHONE 6 MUTUAL 44 S HOW TO TREAT YOUR SCHOOL Praise it. Improve it. Talk about it. llc school spirited. licnicinher it is your school. 'l':llcc :1 rt-nl school pride in it. 'llill of its wonclcrful mlx'z1ntz1g'es. llclp the school ohiicers do the most good. XYl10n strzingcrs come to the school, treat them well. l3on'l cull your lmcst students frauds and impostors. npport the local institutions which will heneht your school. l.oolc zllicncl of self when the school is to lic considered. Xdvorlisc in "Old Nolconiisf' not to help thc publishers. hut to help yourselves. JC JC 153 ': de lqliem-volcntlyj : "XX'hz1t are you children playing? Tllay If join you?" l.ittlc Girl: "W'c're playing 'lndianf hut l don't see how you could be ed again. S. R. PETERS TON SORIAL PARLOR HAIR BOBBING A SPECIALTY 204 West State Street ENHL ABROLAT BLACKSMFH1am1HORSESHOER Service and Satisfaction BELL PHONIE- 97 Oliver Keisler: "I never read the jokes." Cecil O'Donnell: "No wonder, you are too much of Z1 joke yourself." 1:9 He: "Let me hold your Palm, Olive." She: "Not on your Life, Buoy." Favorite Expressions of Faculty l. Miss Bullington: Average Weight should he 135 pounds. 2. Miss Hadley: Oh! it's fattening! 3. Miss jackson: l don't unclerstand. 4. Miss Mann: All indications point that way. 5. Mr Barth: O, she won't care. 6. Mr Crepin: If l1e's ineligible, it's his own lookout. 7. Mr Newport: That's strange. 8. Mr. Rademzicher: "I-Iow're ya? just 1'ight?'l 9. Mr Custer: Fm not getting enough recreation. 10. Mr. Zook: Send 'em to the olifice. Q! Q5 S These Advertisers deserve your patronage: they backed us you a square deal. and will give NOKOMIS FRUIT AND VEGETABLE MARKET Fresh Fruits and Vegetables of Quality JACK STAFFONI, Prop. Bell Phone 242 EPILOGUE ln submitting this edition of "Old Nokoinisf' we have painstakingly endeavored to make it superior to those preced- ing, and an example to those of the future. In it lies an infinite amount of work by the board of editors,--whose only praise and recoinpence is the knowledge of duty well done. We have sacrilieed studies, recreation, sleep, and peace of mind, in order to put out "Old Nokoinisu on time, and to make it worthy of its name. lX7e wish to gratefully and publicly acknowledge the artistic work of Miss Lucy Studnick, who modestly omitted her name from every drawing. Xlihen you have read this you probably will have had time for retleetion upon our activities and have decided either that the book is "fair," or that the editor should leave our most esteemed little city with a rather hasty Hight, promulgated by all the outraged citizens. 'We are unable to solicit your individual opinions. but we trust this little elifusion will seem appropriate. THE PERFECT BOOK tJXpologies to Carrie Jacobs Bond, Nlllien you come to the end of this perfect book, And you sit with it and your thought, .Inst what do you think of that ignorant crook XVho gathered this stutif so poorly wrought? The editor has painted this perfect UQ book, ln colors that will never fade: And you'll lind, if you like this perfect book, The soul of the editor your friend you've made. -"Ye Editoref' 1 ,, PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTISERS These are at huueh of live wires and have an interest in our Sclnml. This year, they have prztetieztlly UIHZKICU the ."Xnnua1, because we ewuldrfl have had such an increase in size over last yea.1"s.u'itliu11t their tinzuiciztl zticl. ln order that we may have their hue support again next year, we must patronize thein and help them all we can. bl. lf. Kettlekzunp W'm. H. Schweiker S. N S. .Hat Shop S. Mztgidsun X Son Smith's C. ll. Kerr Schaefer X Llelly Restntlrant. lf. 15. 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