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Ttfltlll CLASS HISTORY
lll tl1e year ISHN! a little olml nian, wrinklecl antl hent, lahurefl np the
stepsnf alarge stt111eht1iltli11g', witl1 the llZllllC "Sykes AlClllUI'lIll lligh
Sel1t1t1l" i11 large letters ahtwe its huge tlourway. .Xlthnngh tl1e tiretl
lllilll tlraggetl hinist-lf into tl1e hallway of tl1is huiltling, tl1e niunient he
entererl, his eyes heetan to sparkle, his heacl waggetl i11 eager aiitieiluatimi
of what l1e was to tintl, anal he walketl almost l'L'X'Ql'L'llll5' up the leftfhantl
eturritltnr of tl1e now lllllSlj' l1all. There was no one tl1ere to 1bl't'YL'l1l l1is
visit. The time was l1is own. Uh, what a wtmclerftil time he wtrnltl
lfreshnian C0l'I'ltltJ1'! There were tears of jtwfnl ineniories i11 his
eyes as he reeallefl tl1e clays of his youth. llere was tl1e ultl lihrary, tu
which he usetl to get passes anrl lllCll take a walk flown stairs and get
StPlllCllllllg to eat, tn' where, ill the Ctllllllllllj' tif other t'llll1ll21llltJllS, l1e
wunltl hitle his niirth hehintl a large intelleetnal-ltmking rolnnie. A1111
here was the 11111111 where he harl gone XX'llCll he eanie into selintil the tirsz
tlay, when l1e had heen fill ignorant l'iI'L'SlllllZlll i11 151213. .Xntl tl1e lnekersl
llow well l1e l'Cl1lCllllJtfl'Ctl tl1e ti111e that he' triecl to hicle in his lueker ancl
funntl that l1e was just a little ton hig, ancl was linally grahhetl hy a
Senior antl toltl ill gruti tunes to "get mlcmwnstairs for ytatir initiation antl
niake it siiappy, ton." That certainly was an tnilneky tlay! What was
that 11111111 up there? The nnniher seeniecl to he fifteen. Uh, l1e hatl it!
tl1e olml stucly hallf-the greatest rooni of then1 all. This is tl1e plaee
where l1e got eanght slionting' spithalls, anrl here's the clesk where l1e sat
XYllCll llL' got sent out uf lfnglish heeatise he 1lith1't have his lltlIllCXYtll'lQ
tlune antl l1e Ctllllilllyt think of a legitiniate exense. l.et's see, now, there
was one hwy who usetl to he tl1e envy of all uthers in that little glllllt' eall-
erl. nllllllililllgf' Uh, uf ennrse, he ICl1lL'llllJ6l'Ctl his Illlllltl llUXY"u'lifJll5'U
L'pstairs he niarehefl, and walkecl over tn SO1JlltJlll0l'tl eurrirlrir, llnw
well l1e knew tl1e plaee now. .'Xllll'l'lg'lll here was Illltlflltfl' fax'111'ite l'OOlll.
This is where he hatl loeketl a girl i11 a elnset NYllll a lut uf skelettins. antl
llCI'C'S where l1e antl his friends hatl pnkerl a puni' frog fur ahntit an h11111'
to see how high it enultl jinnp.
XX ell, he cl take a trip aeress tl1e hall now antl see what tl1e hltnnur
CtJI'1'TQlfJl' looketl like. This place eertainly hacl 1llCIlltJ1'lCS. This is the
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"There is no irisdom like fl'lllll.'IIf?SS,v
Class Tl'l'ilSLl1'Ol' 13 Ilonor Roll lg Gloe
,ln rlqrcellvzlt Thing in u 1ro111z1n."
HIM' Clllll l. 2, 31
2. 323 Senior l'layg Gl'?l.dl12l.llUll tvovnlj Soloist:
D1':m1:ltic1'lllh2: S4'l1'IlI'P Uluh -l 3 Honor Roll 1.
'r 'roicrf was erm' Nofi. ffcrzflv. 111111 low,
Glu- Club Avcompainist
Model Girl Student
Model Boy Student
Most Athletic Girl
Most Athletic Boy
Most Musical Girl
Most Musical Boy
Boy ........ John Ellsworth
Girl ....,....... Mary Tracey
Boy ...... Anthony Gessay
Best Girl Dancer .... Doris Hartenstein
Best Boy Dancer
Best-Dressed Girl .....,,,.,,, Nan Flaherty
Brightest Girl .............. Winifred Arens
Brightest Boy .....
' lt ' Girl .........
ltr Boy ........
VVittieSt Girl ....
Wittiest Boy ............., George Stoneman
Girl Nan Flaherty
Cutest Boy .............. Raymond Lehrmitt
Class-Man-Hater .......l., Evelyn Brache
Class Woman-Hater ...... Clarence Doss
Class Loafer ,.,,..,......... Francis Doherty
Class Worker .... ........ S ylvia Brown
Class Actor ...... ..,... VS fesley Osborne
Class Actress ....,,................ Mary Tracey
Best Natured Girl l.,,,,., Margaret Dowd
Best. Natured Boy .t,, Charles Peterson
Class Writer ........... 'Uheresa Hainbach
Class Pet ................. 1 ........... Donald Neff
Best All-Round Girl .......... Mary Tracey
Best All-Round Boy .... Carlton Lessig
Teacher's Pet Girl
Telacher's Pet Boy .....,............ ,Paul Arzt
Most Likely To Succeed
Most Likely To Succeed
VVho Has Done Most for R. H. S.
"Man-About-Town" .l.,....,. Lester Ludke
Cutest Girl ....,.,,.. ....... M ary Cullen
VVho Has Done Most for R. H. S.
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room in which he had geometryw-and Hunked it. llere's where his
friend used to tell him dreadful stories about a certain subject called
"Latin," and show him for proof a little red mark on his report card
which meant "not passingu and a great deal of hard work not to get an-
other. And this room? lVhy, it's the old 'flabf' Yes, this is where
"'l'oddie" Dowd and "Let'l Ludke used to see which one could blow the
place up Hrst and were found out before their drastic deed could be car-
How much better he could walk now. He almost ran down the
stairs over to the Senior corridor. Rooms twelve and thirteen, famous
because the noted class of 19350 had once occupied them! Room thir-
teen! fl'hat's the place where he had worked all one Thursday after-
noon, under the careful scrutiny of a teacher, to prepare his Senior
speech for the next day. And what a speech that was! llc blushed as
he remembered it. Room twelve! He had been told that, that was the
room in which future business men and women were receiving their edu-
cation, and the only time he hadidared to enter was when he wanted to
sharpen his pencil. Ah, the old typing room. He had never forgotten
the afternoon that "joel, Hammond, "Nip'i l.ehrmitt, and "Carly" Les-
sig had allideclared that they could type and he had wondered what lan-
guage they had typed in when he saw the result of their laborious work,
This is where the Victrola used to stand o11 which the popular "Stein
Songl' in the form of a hfteen cent record was played every afternoon
about three o'clock. Out into the corridor again and there before his eyes
was the statue of f'XYinged Yictoryf' where several decades of Seniors
had practiced their l'almer method penmanship.
Now, where could this little door lead to. Nlfhy, the auditorium!
XX'hat famous dramatic performances had taken place there, especially
the last one, "Dorothy Vernon of liladdon Hall"-which everybody
declared could never again be done so well. This is where graduation
had taken place. llut why remain with sad memories!
Downstairs he went again. Here was the Ugyml' where the star
athletes of his class had performed their miraculous feats in basketball.
lt wasn't their fault if they lost an occasional game. lt seemed that
there was a faint recollection of some sort of cheering! Yes, he remem-
bered "lYes,' Osborne as being cheer leader when everyone else wasnlt
telling what cheer they wanted and how they wanted it done.
lllell, everything was over now. llack again he would go, but not
before he had taken' one more look around. The place was dearer to
him today than it had ever been. One more lingering look-and he
courageously walked out of the building. a new light in his eyes, a firmer
tread to his step, and a happy feeling of companionship depicted in his
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