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Steele High School
'Cheer for Steele High School
Hail her bright name!"
Jaq ID. Holmes
. . . . .William Selz
Associate Editor-in-Chief ..,.... Robert Forsberg
Business Manager .......... Frederick Tourkow
Assistant Business Managers
and Edwin Charlesworth
Junior Business Manager. ........ Bruce Witwer
Sophomore Business Manager ...... Robert Kany
Assistant Sophomore Bu
Shively and Boris Sokol
Senior Local Editor ............. Virginia Brien
Junior Local Editor ...... .... K atherine Boose
Sophomore Local Editor ....... Harriet Beckwith
Alumni Editor .........
Exchange Editor ....
Betty Flick, Kather
. . .Virginia Van Dyke
. . .. . .Fred Hobbs
ine Lohman, Ruth Mayer
Society Editor .................. Frederic Crist
Society Editor ....
Athletic Editor. . .
Athletic Editor .......
Circulation Manager. . .
. . .Ruth Aszling
, . . . ,Arthur Valpey
. . . .Dorothy Wardlow
... . . . . .Milton Graham
Assistant Circulation Managers
Robert Lang and Rufus Lisle
Junior Circulation Manager ....... James Jacobi
Assistant junior Circulation Manager. .John Reed
Sophomore Circulation Manager ...... Ted Levy
Science Editor .................. Everett Smith
Contributing Editor .... ..... D orothy Dean
Miss Mary Alice Hunter
Miss Faye Cleveland
Miss Frances Hunter
Miss Wilmah Spencer
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
VVilliam Selz, Chairman
Mary Lou Hallam
8 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
With the senior class about to graduate, it is
natural that their thoughts should be centered on
the subject of what the future may offer. Since
school is being left behind forever by some of us
who will not continue our education, it may be
well to look back once more on the twelve years
that we have spent preparing ourselves for the
If these years have been unprofitable, the rea-
son lies within our own character. It is the con-
ventional attitude to sneer at the modern educa-
tional system and its training of future citizens.
But a discerning person sees that the contempt
should be directed toward the scoffers and not
the school. While it may not approach perfection,
the present system allows individual initiative to
function and thus permits the development of per-
sons capable of developing. Even a Plato or an
Aristotle' could not make outstanding citizens of
a class of duncesg yet even a mediocre teacher
can aid in the developing of a race of brilliantly
intelligent beings. Fortunately or otherwise, we
are neither dunces nor geniuses. We have attained
a golden mean, and our educational system has
adapted itself to our standards. When a sup-
posedly brilliant student chafes because he con-
siders himself held back by the slowness of his
companions, he should be reminded that education
is intended to maintain the average and elevate
the mediocre. If he is really outstanding, he can
find in the existing system the stimulus for per-
sonal work outside of school that will prove his
claim to exceptional qualities.
If we have found these years unpleasant, we
have no person to blame but ourselves. Whether
we are serious students, athletes, or aspiring social
lions-all of us certainly belong to one of these
classifications-we shall never again find such an
opportunity to develop our ambitions as in school.
From now on, other displeasing elements in life
will interrupt our activities in one particular line.
We shall never again live in a condition where
the student may concentrate on his work, if he so
desires, from the time he rises until he retires,
where the athlete may exhibit his prowess to a
more admiring and at the same time friendly
group, where the social light may live in such
close contact with hundreds of varying personali-
ties. To the person who has not derived real bene-
fit from his school life and the condition of living
that it permits, the future can promise little. But
to the person who has taken advantage of his
opportunities, the world will offer further chances
THE CLASS OF 1934
Nearly three years ago, the Class of 1934 en-
tered Steele. We felt strange in our new surround-
ings, but finally adjusted ourselves to our environ-
We have learned to know our teachers,
by their skilful guidance and friendly ad-
made our studies both interesting and in-
structive. The courses opened to us have given
us the opportunity of becoming acquainted with
the divergent interests of life. We have had the
privilege of electing subjects suitable to our indi-
vidual aptitudes and desires. Now we are looking
forward to a practical way of fulfilling our ambi-
Like other graduating classes of Steele, we have
felt the same comradeship, the same loyalty, the
same hopes and the same joys. No matter how
much we objected to our lessons and assignments,
we have always felt a desire to progress and to de-
velop ourselves for the service of others and for
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 9
the appreciation of worthwhile things. Our class
work and participation in the extra-curricular ac-
tivities have developed our personal characteris-
tics. We have gained an increased capacity for
continued effort in study and work and a fine
sense of personal integrity and honest perform-
ance in doing it. Our increased research and
individual work out of school have made us more
capable of fitting into the world of today.
As the world has room only for those who are
ever striving toward higher goals, so must we
choose our course and move swiftly on to the work
of service, for which our life at Steele has pre-
-Rufus Lisle, President of the Class of '34.
Face forward! It is a simple phrase, but it
holds a world of meaning. It can be applied to
life itself, to every attempt to accomplish some-
thing. For centuries men have been turning their
faces forward, not only to seek new things, but to
meet new conditions that force themselves upon
The lowly cave man turned his face forward,
today we behold the results. Tomorrow, new gen-
craiions will behold newer, greater results. One
could make a long list of the known men and
women who have contributed to our present state,
but behind these people are innumerable others
who have faced the front courageously and con-
tributed their small part, unknowingly, to our world
Sometimes one comes upon some difficulty which
makes him want to turn aside. Perhaps he can
change his course just a little to the right or left,
and get around that difficulty. Later, he can
again face straight forward, but that slight veer-
ing of the course leads to more acute veering, He
cheats and shirks his duty more and more when
difficult tasks arise. One day, he is called upon
to do a thing which he cannot evade, it is then
that he fails. It is then that he realizes the value
of keeping his face squarely to the front, of doing
his duty honestly and willingly. Perhaps he
makes a :fright-about-face," and begins all over.
That act calls for courage and will power, two hu-
man forces that have sustained men for ages.
In the life of a young person an event which de-
mands a face forward position is that of graduating
from high school. Every senior of 1934 is faced
with a problem. That problem resolves itself into
a few words: HWhat am I going to do?'l Many
lave their courses mapped out. Some are going
to college: others have already obtained jobs. Each
one is responsible for his success or failure. Those
wlzo, through necessity, are required to stay at
home, or who have yet to find suitable work, must
a so fa:e' the front if they hope to overcome their
disadvantages. We all want the good things of
life, we want to be able to recognize those good
things when they come. Come on, everyone. Face
forward! -Anna Johnson, '34,
THE UNCERTAIN FUTURE
When the class of 1934 passes through the
doors of Steele for the last time, it faces an uncer-
tain future and is prepared to meet it.
The trials of the future are anticipated more
clearly now than ever before. The senior class
of 1934 will not know so universally the troublous
transition from school to everyday life. It is
aware that hundreds of thousands are being gradu-
ated this year into a world that cannot absorb
half the number. But the seniors have the experi-
ence of three previous graduating classes to draw
upon, and consequently will be prepared for the
emergency. So, many of them will not know the
heartbreaks that characterized the graduating
classes of the past few years. The heartbreaks
will occur: the remedies will already be formulated.
Modern educators needlessly doubt the effect
this discouraging outlook will have upon graduat-
lack of adequate
the result of such
ing seniors. They deplore the
teaching facilities and question
curtaiiment. The senior of 134 has been deprived
of these things, but there is
that although he has been
no doubt to him
deficient in the
'fhumanitiesjl he has learned a great deal of hu-
manity. The idealistic bubbles have burst into
terse realities, the star is not being leaped at, but
the wagon and the senior wait for a more propi-
tious time to grab the star. In the interval, a
more self-searching discipline will prepare the sen-
ior for the opportunity when it comes.
The senior of 1934 knows what confronts him
after graduation and is prepared to meet it. He
works toward an uncertain goal, but with the idea
that turbulent changes can be overcome by unre-
lenting work and that an uncertain future can be
-Milton Graham, '34.
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No more our footsteps through these halls resound,
No more our voices will united be,
Henceforth we pick our fruits alone
For, now, we gain our longed-for liberty.
The word is spoken-how it rends our lives
Asunder, no longer shall we be as one,
But each a separate unit to be tried,
Each with a separate problem to be done,
As down this aisle we make our sad retreat,
And into fog we slowly feel our way,
Our groping fingers may the object clasp,
Or skim unnoticed o'er the surface, gay!
Oh, let our eyes be guided by the Light
That shone before us through the darkened way,
And not be beckoned by some unknown star
That flickers coyly from across the bayg
The door has shut, but in the chilly hall
Our hearts may yet the glowing ember bear,
Of Truth, and Love, and Loyalty,
We meekly ask that it be so-in prayer.
-Erma Gillam, '34.
RALPH ABLON MARGARET ALTIC
ROBERT ABSHIRE ROBERT ANDERSON
WINIFRED ADAMS MARTHA APPLE
FRED ALEXANDER CHARLES ARNOLD
HERBERT ALLEN MARJORIE ASHWORTH
DOROTHY ALSTON RUTH ASZLING
JOHN BAC ON PATRICIA BLANK
ROBERT BACON ROBERT BILLMAN
ELAINE BADER GORDON BOLDT
REBA BADER EVELYN BONHAUS
BEN BALSHONE MARY ALICE BORCHERS
DOROTHEA BECKER MORRIS BOTWIN
GEORGE BOUDOURIS ELIZABETH CAMPBELL
ANNA BRANER VIRGINIA CHAFFEE
DORIS BRENNER RAY CHAMBERLAIN
JAY BRESLER ED IN CHARLES H
VIRGINIA BRIEN MARION CHARLESWORTH
DO BROSJZN " ELIZABETH CHATTERTON
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HELEN CHILES CHARLES COOK
PERSIS CHRISMAN MARTHA COSNER
ALICE CLEMMER JEANNE COTTER
RUTH CLEMMER ROBERT COTTERMAN
RICHARD COLE MARY ALICE CREA-GER
JACK COMMON FREDERIC CRIST
PAUL CROMER DOROTHY DARROW
LUCILE CRUTCHER MILDRED DAVIS
HAROLD CRUZAN JACK DAVIS
JACK DAMUTH ANTOINETTE DE ALOIA
FLORA DANIEL DOROTHY DEAN
CONCETTA DAPICE KENNETH DE MOSS
ROBERT DEN NING CHARLES DONOFF
RUBY DENNIS ELECTRO EBY
WILLIS DICK RUSSELL ELLIS
CHESTER MAE DICKEY DOROTHY ELLISON
BARBARA DITMER ADELE ELLMAN
AILEEN DITMER CAROLYN ENGLERTH
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CLAIRE ENSCOE THEODORE FISCHER
HENRY FAIGLE BETTY FLICK
RAY FARRINGTON RUTH FLOOK
MARY FENDER DON FOREMAN
ANNA FINLEY ROBERT FORSBERG
ROBERT FISCHER MARTHA FOSLER
BETTY FREISE NATHANIEL GATLIN
RUTH FRIEDMAN PAULINE GEBERT
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1 K FLORENCE GERSTNER
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HELEN GARDES ERMA GILLAM
WILLIAM GARDINER JOHN GIMPERLING
JOAN GAST LOUIS GOEBEL
ROBERT GOLDMAN HENRY GRUBER
EVERT GORNALL FRED HAGEMAN
MILTON GRAHAM MARY LOU HALLAM
MARJORIE GRASSE NORMAN HALLER
DOROTHY GROBAN RUTH HANSBARGER
COURTNEY GROVER MARY HARRINGTON
JERRY HARRISON FRED HOBBS
JAYNE HAVERSTICK ROBERT HOHN
JOHN HAYES KATHLEEN HOLLAND
HEGIQER MELVA HOLTZMAN
LOIS HESS CATHERINE HOSTETTER
RICHARD HIMES STELLA HOWARD
FRED JACHE GERALDINE KASCH
HARRY JACOBS JOHN KAUFFMAN
ANNA JOHNSON KATHLEEN KERBY
ALYCE JOHNSON E R
EDWARD JOHNSON MARGUERITE KEVE
ROY KANTNER FRED KINZIG
LUCY ROSE KISER VINCENT KUSAG
KENNETH KLINE DOROTHY LANDSIEDEL
BETTY KLIN-G ROBER Jl1ANG
RICHARD KORNS RUTH A. LANICH
JOSEPH KREITZER MARGARET ELAND
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PATRICIA KRUGER W !V YV WJS
NED LEWIS MARGARET MC GEE
JEANNETTE LINDER ELMER MC KINLEY
RUFUS LISLE ELIZABETH MC MAKIN
RUTH LOWREY EDWARD MAHAFFEY
JANE MC CONNAUGHEY HOWARD MANHARDT
RUTH MC CRABB ERWIN MANNY
REGENA MARANG MANUEL MAYERSON
MAX MARGOLIS JEANNETTE MESSICK
FELIX MARSHALL WINIFRED METZGER
EILEEN MARTIN DOROTHY MILLER
GEORGE MATSON MARGUERITE MILLER
RUTH MAYER PAUL MILLER
ROBERT MILLER RUTH MORGAN
CAROL MILTENBERGER JUANITA MYERS
WILLIAM MINTON ROBERT MURPHY
ELIZABETH MOFFAT MARGARET NEFF
FRANCES MONROE MARIE NEUKOM
JEANETTE MOORE CA
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K N DAVID PATTERSON
DOROTHY NORRIS JOSEPH PATTERSON
DON NUSHAWG HAROLD PERKINS
MIRIAM OFFICE WILLIAM PETERS
JANE OSBORN ROBERT PETERSON
RUTH OTTO MARTHA PLYMATE
JEROME POPE JESSIE ROUTZOI-IN
ANNA POTTER MARIORIE ROOKSTOOL
RICHARD PRYOR MIRIAM ROBERTSON
ROBERT RUNKLE DORIS RICHARDSON
GERALD RUBIN LUCILE RICH
ANNE RUBENS RICHARD ROSSITER
KATHERINE REMICK ROSEMARY SCHAAF
EDGAR RASOR HARRY SCHNEBLE
ROBERT RARDIN HELEN SCHNEIDER
PRICE RAIMEY VIRGINIA SCHOCK
JAMES RABOLD EULALIA SCHUMACHER
HELEN SASSAMAN HARRY SCHWARTZ
JACK SCHWARTZ FLORENCE SIEGLE
WILLIAM SELZ TOM SIMES
MARVIN SHAMAN MARVIN SIMMERMAN
THEODORE SHAMAN EVELYN SINKS
DWIGHT SHANNON MARION SLEETH
AMELIA SIERSCHULA GERALDINE SLEMMER
EVERETT SMITH NED SPITLER
HOWARD SMITH JACK STAHL
JACK SMITH SAM STEBELTON
LEROY SMITH WILLIAM STEVENSON
LOUISE SMITH ROBERT STOKES
LOUISE SMYERS MARY SULLENBERGER
FRANCES SULLIVAN MARY FRANCES TATLOCK
CATHERINE SUTER MARIAN TEIGLER
MURRAL SWAYNE DAVID TERRILL
DON SWEIGART ROBERT THOMPSON
DOROTHY TANIS WILLIAM THOMPSON
HAZEL TANKERSLEY FREDERICK TOURKOW
JEAN TURNER RICHARD WALKER
ANSEL UPTON JAMES WALLACE
,XISTHEB I FAITH WALTON
VIRGINIA VAN DYKE DOROTHY WARDLOW
JOSEPHINE VITALE KATHRYNE WEAVER
VIVIAN WAGNER PAULINE WEAVER
GERALDTNE WEBB GERALDYN WILLIAMS
DOROTHY WENTZ .1511
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MARTHA WHISTLER DOROTHY WOOD
BETTY JANE WHITE Z! WALTER WRIGHT
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JOSEPH WHITE MARIAN WYMER
ESTHER WILXJ7 HAROLD YASSALOVSKY
ELIZABETH YOUMANS LEAH ZAPPIN
PEGGY YOUNG ROBERT ZWIESLER
The Steele Chapter of the
National Honor Societu
Mary Alice Creager
Mary Lou Hallam
Mary Frances Tatlock
Mary Anne Stutz
18-Guides with inspiring and .learned expressions
Gave earnest young seniors vocational lessons.
19-All was suspense. Grim terror did lurk!
The seniors were given a test on Burke!
21-Aureanls affair on a Saturday night
Placed the girls of the club in the schoolls limelight.
24-Five flowers were given, as it was ordained,
To students respected for goals they'd attained.
25-"Singing and Marching" began on this day,
For Steelels graduation is fast on its way.
27-Neotrophean gave their dance on this nightg
It was an affair in which all did delight.
28-Next Agora held its dance, and so
Each member brought her newest beau.
1-Reports again! 4'Such cards," we pout,
"Are things which we could do without?
5-Steele students at Miami U.
Honorably showed what they could do.
8-The Juniors, in assembly gay,
Did advertise their coming play.
MAY ll-12-The Junior play, a mystery drear,
Called f'Tiger House," gave chills of fear.
15-Debates of future lawyers bold
Were given like the Greeks of old.
3-Rabbi Witt, most erudite,
Spoke at the Baccalaureate rite.
4-'tClass day," a senior gayly chants,
While picnicking with friends and-ants.
7-Graduation proclaims that twelve years work is done
For better or worse, oh, world, here we come.
8-Lights and soft music and laughter of belles,
Tonight are the Junior and Senior farewells.
AU REV OIR!
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The lDill Be News
Dayton, Ohio, Friday, June 1, 1950
THE BRIEN, GERSTNER AND TATLOCK
FRONT PAGE THE RADIO TODAY
PRESIDENT FORSBERG ANNOUNCES HIS 7:00 A.M. Lang's Post Toasties' Hour brings
CABINET: Fred Hobbs in early morning exer-
Secretary of State: Milton Graham cises.
Secretary of Treasury: William Selz 8300 Marangk, Baking Powder Co. pre-
Secretary of War: Fred Tourkow sents Ray Farrington revealing his
Attorney General: William Gans culinary secrets.
Postmaster Generali Richard Pryor 9:00 The Yodelling Twins - Elaine and
Secretary of Navy: Fred Jache Reba Bader,
Secretary Of Agrieulrurei Jeb' Breeler 10:00 Milkman's Matinee Trio-James Ra-
Seeretary Of C0rr1merCe2 Edgar RHSOI' bold, Norman Haller, and Dick Hall.
Secretary of Interior: Donn Brown 11:00 Clara, Lu, ini Em: Ruth Hansbargery
Secretary of Labor: Ruth Aszling Ruth Mccrabby and Margaret Le-
. 12:00 Announcer Wilmer Lewis brings
Stock Market Reports.
RADIO FLASHES 1:00 P. M. Correct time brought to you by the
Vice President Gordon Boldt returns to Wash- Goldgies Watch CO.
ington today from Honolulu where he and his 1,30 Tau Stories by Helen Gardes Spon,
committeemen, Robert Rardin, John Hayes, and Sored by the Moffat Muffin Bakery.
joe Kreitzer, were supposed to have been inves- 2,00 Dorothy Darrowis Household Hints'
tigating government difficulties' 2:30 Betty Youmans-Home Decoration
Somewhere of the coast of Africa: New island 3:00 Organ Recital by Doris Richardson.
sighted by Jack Wise, Chief Commander Of the 4:00 The Dream Girl-Virginia Chaeee.
new dirigible NDaYr0Urn 0Wr1ed bY the Walter 4:30 Helen Schneider with Her Advice to
Wright Transoceanic Lines. the Lovelorn.
-1 5:00 Voice of Experience-Ralph Ablon.
CULVER, Ind.-Robert Runkle, Commanding 6:00 Betty Kling, the Singing Lady-
Officer of Culver Military Academy, is coming to sponsored by Altenburg and Eichel-
Dayton to speak before the Aeronautical Club, berger.
Friday of next week. Officers Fred Hageman, Paul 6330 Brgthers gf the Stewpang Bob
Miller, and Jack Smith will escort him upon his Thompson, Tom Simes, and Paul
arrival, from Wright Field to the club in their Cromer,
Sehneble limeusirle' 7 :30 Detectives Kline 81 Matson in a
l- iiKeane7' mystery of the 'iFire Mar-
Ohio's Congresswoman is chairman. Miss Wini- 51131135 Disappearance-H
fred Metzger is appointed chairman for the in- 8:00 t'Eddie" tRoyj Kantnor and Rubin
vestigation on the blind mice situation. She is
the first woman to be so honored.
and his violin, sponsored by Maken
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 37
9:00 Miller, Miller, and Miller present
clarinet solos with Nathaniel Gat-
lin, followed by popular piano num-
bers by Max Margolis.
10:00 Kinzig's Korn Remover program pre-
sents Joe White, tenor, accompanied
by Lucy Kiser.
11:00 Ben Balshone and all the Lads-Bob
Zwiesler, soloist, sponsored by Goe-
bal and Gornal Freise Refrigerators.
12:00 Marvelous Melodies starring Brent
1:00 A.M. Station WEBB sign off. Your an-
nouncer is Harold Yassalovsky.
CHARMING ACTRESS RETURNS TO LEAD
Dwight Shannon has finally prevailed upon Jean
Turner to return here as the leading woman of
the Shannon players at the Cross Theater. The
opening play, f'The Wilde Suterl' is to be one of the
best productions of the coming season. The other
well-known players in the cast are Frederic Crist,
who will play opposite Miss Turner, Dorothy Mil-
ler, and Martha Whistler. The season will be-
gin September 25.
EXPERIMENTAL HOME OPENS FOR
This beautiful model home erected through the
efforts of the staff of the Terrill-Lisle Decorating
Institute is situated on Harrison Drive. Those
prominent on the staff are the following: Con-
tractors, W. W. W. Co. fWalton, Weaver, Woodlg
architects, Hess and Englerth, interior decorat-
ing, Kruger and Flick, furniture, Rossiter and
Co.: plumbing, Sullivan and Wymer, roofing,
Rookstool and E. Ditmer, electrical appliances,
Martin and McGee, landscaping, Hallam and Sei-
gleg and heating, Coal "Gast" Furnace Co.
OHIO REMICK TELEPHONE COMPANY
Eight more telephone officialshave been taken
by the Telephone Co. All places have been filled
by the following women: Lucile Crutcher, An-
toinette DeAloia, Jane Osborn, Ruth Otto, Anna
Potter, Louise Smyers, Weltha Baker, and Helen
PORTRAIT OF A MAN TALKING
By Charles Cook
Just have time to scribble off a few notes on
my trip back to the old home town, Dayton, Ohio.
What sights! How the old place has changed!
Just listen. I drove by the old fire house just
as Fire Chief Ryan swerved out with the big
hook and ladder. And there was Jack Stahl ring-
ing the bell for all his might. Also saw Bob An-
derson and George Boudouris hanging on, too.
While I was waiting for the truck to pass, I looked
up and saw a huge crowd where my old Alma
Mater used to stand! Of course, I stopped and
went over to see what it was all about. I found
they were dedicating a new Steele High, the old
one collapsed in action a year ago. On the speak-
er's platform I saw the Hon. Principal Gruber with
his colleague, Gimperling, both of whom had fin-
ished their dedication speeches. Seated on the
platform were some of my old classmates. Ruby
Dennis had taken Miss Bucher's place and is doing
very well, they tell me. Jane McConnaughey is dean,
with Marjorie Grasse assisting her and also teach-
ing stenography. Samuel Stebbelton had taken
Mr. Boldt's place, and Electro Eby is the new
horticultural instructor. The benediction was pro-
nounced by Reverend Edwin Charlesworth of the
DeMoss St. Baptist Church. I saw some others
in the crowd that I once knew: Jeannette Moore,
Seorge Pohlman, Jeannette Messick, Juanita Myers,
Howard Manhardt, Melva Holzman, and Hazel
Tankersley. On leaving the building I fell in step
with my former pals, Jack Damuth and Joe Kerr.
They told me that Haverstick and Mayer Decor-
ating Establishment had just furnished the beau-
tiful new office which they now occupied in the
Monroe building. And they had just heard that
the Patterson and Patterson CDavid and JoeJ Pea-
nut Patty Co., is now the largest nut house in this
part of the country. Among those employed there as
nut assorters are Peggy Young, Mary Alice Creager,
Dorothy Dean, Marie Neukom, and Martha Ply-
mate. My two pals left me at the old Traut hang-
out, now in the hands of Smith 81 Smith. Bill Min-
ton jerked up a "Rich" soda for me, and Pauline
Weaver brought it over. From the doorway I saw
a new Gaylord convertible coupe fonly 2E10,000J
being driven madly by Doc Grover. I rushed out
of Traut's and caught him at the red light at Second
Street. I was surprised that he recognized me, but
38 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
I asked him where he was going. He said he was
in a hurry to get back to his office where his
blond secretaries, Pauline Gebert and Jessie Rout-
zohn Qnot a bad choice for a bachelorlj were hav-
ing a hard time pacifying his patients. He let
me off at the Fidelity Building. I was immediately
attracted by a strong voice across the street and
crossed over to see what it was all about. Here
were Bill Thompson and Thomas Courtney sell-
ing "Donoff's Iron Tonic"-to build up those mus-
cles-to one of their victims, Jerome Pope. Glanc-
ing at my Gardiner watch, I realized I had only
enough time to catch the 'fCommonU Limited for
Edited by Bob Fischer
Coach Arthur Valpey, newly appointed head of
Har-Yale Athletic Department, announces his new
assistant coach will be Ansel Upton . . . It has been
rumored that Don Foreman will secure the coach-
ing position at Southeastern University recently
vacated by Dick Himes .... I had been wondering
what had happened to our 1934 star, Erwin
Manny, when I received word from ' Shortridge
High School in Indianapolis that he has been head
coach there for some time fwhy Indianapo1is?J
. . . Fred Alexander and James Wallace will play
the tennis finals at Forest Hills, Long Island, to-
morrow at 2:30 p.m .... Jack Davis, manager
of the St. Louis Bluebirds, wired yesterday that
he got Ned Lewis, swat king, for only 385,000
per year-how cheap! . . . Jack Watkins, Fred
Coleman, and Dick Walker are now training in
Florida for the 1951 Olympics at Pasadena next
year . . . Russell Ellis has booked the Norman
brothers for a bout at Memorial Hall this com-
ing Tuesday . . . FLASH! . . . Remember Jimmy
Felter? He and UHot Shot" just won the' Ken-
tucky Derby with a purse of 325,000 Not bad!
. . . . . . . .More later!
The Misses Winifred Adams and Marion
Charlesworth are leaving this week for the Bill-
man Finishing School, where they will be the
guests of President Elizabeth Chatterton and Dean
The 'Hargrove Country Club women at their
annual organization meeting Tuesday appointed
the following officers and committees to serve for
the coming season: Evelyn Bonhaus, chairman,
Patricia Blank, secretary, Nancy Dawley, treas-
urer, Miriam Office, tournament chairman, Doris
Brenner, prize committee, Jeanne Cotter, entertain-
ment chairman, Dorothy Groban, publicity.
The Misses Catherine Hostetter, Ruth Lanich,
and Virginia Van Dyke left Friday to attend the
Derby at Churchhill Downs Saturday, with Misses
Miriam Robertson, Ruth Wylie, and Erma Gil-
lam. All are excellent horse-women and have
been active in recent horse shows.
Miss Betty White, teacher of expression, Miss
Geraldine Kasch, Spanish teacher, and Miss Esther
Wild, instructor in composition, all of the Ditmer-
Dick School for Girls, are returning home this
week for their summer vacations.
LET US TEACH YOUR LITTLE TOTS
They are safe in the hands of the ingenious teach-
ers at the Neffftyj Swimming Pool. For infor-
mation call the instructors, Bob Goldman and
Norman Schaffer, at the pool.
MAKE YOURSELF BEAUTIFUL
Recently the Misses McMaken and Zappin have
opened a new beauty salon in the new Shaman
skyscraper, 65th floor. Experienced operators
include the Misses Apple, Clemmer, Braner, and
Sleeth. The plastic surgeon is Miss Persis Chris-
The Schwartz fHarry and Jackj School of the
Dance will present a benefit review at the Sul-
lenberger Hall on Tuesday, Thursday, and Fri-
day, June 11, 13, 14. Assisting the talented
dancers are the Misses Helen Sassaman, Martha
Cosner, and Dorothy Tanis. The specialty num-
bers will be presented by Geraldine Slemmer,
Rosemary Schaaf, Lois Hecker, and, Dorothy
Landsiedel. Tickets may be procured and re-
served at the Jacobs and Mayerson Sporting
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 39
A PIPE AND A DREAM
i'Gimme a pipe,'l snarled the man, evidently a
beach-comber from his dirty, unshaven, bleary-
eyed face and ill-kept hair to his loose, cracked
and dusty shoes.
'4You have monee?" the Chinaman inquired sus-
"Yeah! Look, a fiverlw responded the man, as
he plunged his hands deep into his pockets and
drew forth a solitary, filthy bill.
When the opium pipe had been prepared, the
man flopped into a bunk and eagerly began to
puff, puff, puff .
Stumbling through the steaming hot jungle, a
white man with a huge, bulging pack on his back
came into view of a watcher in the trees above the
trail. This trail was narrow and faint, and often
the white man lost it as he reeled from side to
side. A grin of greed came over the watcher's face,
for directly below him was a pit, a trap big enough
to hold an anaconda, and the watcher knew what
was in the pack. It had all been very simple, The
watcher had learned that the white man was bring-
ing in his gold. The pit and a good rifle would do
the rest. But wait! The white man was in the
pit! Yes, caught in the pit! Now to use the
rifle! Aiming almost straight down at the strug-
gling, yelling figure in the trap, the watcher pulled
The gold was his now. He allowed it to run
through his grasping fingers once more before start-
ing on the long journey back to the river landing.
No wonder that white man had stumbled and
reeled-the pack was heavy, heavier than the
watcher had calculated on. But he could not leave
behind any gold. Because of this he did not make
the landing that night. He built a fire in a small
clearing, and stayed up all night to watch the gold.
He would make the landing today, the watcher
thought, as he started off on the trail. The pack
was still heavy, and he needed sleep badly. He was
glad when he sighted the landing, so glad and so
tired that he did not notice the curiously poised
tree that leaned over the trail. Anyone alert could
have seen that it was a native affair set to catch
deer. As he stumbled eagerly toward the river, he
tripped the trigger and was immediately pinned be-
neath the log. Helplessly he lay there, his leg was
broken. He shot almost all of his ammunition, but
there was no one on the river to hear. The tiny,
ever-working insects of the jungle began to annoy
him more fiercely. Piums and Motuca flies which
would leave bad sores were the worst. Many hours
passed, each more terrible than the other. Then
he heard the boat's whistle as it rounded the bend
of the river and slowed down for the landing. The
watcher knew that it would wait for him a while.
He pointed his rifle into the air and fired his last
shots. As the watcher eased himself to a better
position to watch the trail, he saw slithering through
the dark undergrowth of the jungle a jararaca, one
of the deadliest snakes in all Brazil. Shouts and
the clattering of a gang-plank preceded a party of
inquiring boatmen. The snake paused, reared up
its head, and immediately sighted the trapped
be bl -if
HHey! dis pipe ainlt no good." The man dropped
the pipe on the bunk, and went out onto the street,
his hands plunged deep in his empty pockets.
-Fred Coleman, '3,,z.
40 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
My advice to those who are inclined to be weak
is to take a Unicel' hike one cool summer day when
the temperature is around 80 degrees in the shade.
For best effects one should carry at least a heavy
wool sweater, one beret, a canteen of cold water,
and of course, food. fNever fear that the water
will be too cold, for after ten minutes of hiking
it will be warm as toast.J Warning: Be sure to
wear a comfortable pair of walking or hiking shoes.
Personally, I prefer walking shoes, for hiking shoes
are just too heavy to Ulugl' with you.
After collecting all your belongings and meet-
ing your friends at a designated place, the object
of your morning's entertainment Qfor morning is
the best time to hikej should be carefully se-
lected. There are two places to go: either a
straight road hike, taking in the surrounding coun-
try, or, if you feel quite brave, a mountain Qthat
is, provided you are in a mountainous region, and
let us suppose you arej. Naturally, if a mountain
is available, one will choose it. So after much squab-
bling as to who will carry the packs, canteens, first-
aid kit, you are off down the road hiking to the
base of the mountain. After five miles or so of
road-walking, you come to the "beginning of the
end." Before starting the climb, you must always
take a good rest. Advice: Take only one look
at destination for discouragement comes quite eas-
ily when ascending. The top looks miles off, and
you think youill never get there. More advice:
That thought comes to you a half dozen times be-
fore finally reaching the look-out house, so don't
become discouraged now.
The climb-oh, it's awful! After hiking
five miles on a dirt road with shoes filled with
gravel, youlre not so fresh as when you be-
gin ascending. But donlt give up hope-there
are rest periods every ten minutes: and later on
when you begin the real climb, rest periods are
more frequent. Note: Take your time, don't
rush between rest periods and then pant out your
supposed rest, drink little water-you are having
a hard enough time without carrying more water
with you. After an hour and a half have elapsed
and youlre about to give out, don't fail to ask
the guide how far it is to the top. He is most
likely to say, "Just a few minutes moref' and
really that cheers you up. If that wonlt do it,
just say to yourself, 'lWhat a wonderful view at
the top, and I'm sure of a rewardfl After much
grunting, struggling, panting, and pushing, your
efforts are rewarded, for there looming before you
is nothing but sky-of course, that means the top!
Oh! What a relief and br-r-r-r-r-r, how cold!
Editorls note: See, I told you you'd need a
sweater, for the wind does blow on the top of a
Yould think you would be tired after all that
climbing, wouldn't you? But no, the view is so
gorgeous that you just have to stand and gaze. To
us f'Westerners,l' the clear valley below dotted
with lakes, hills, houses, and hamlets, is a magnifi-
cent sight. I know Illl never forget the thrills
received after climbing my first mountain. The
view is indescribable! One can see to the west
the sun streaming down the valleys below and
striking the distant mountains. To the east per-
haps, if you are lucky, you can see the rain pour-
ing on a hazy notch in the mountains. It is a
sight that the eye alone can visualize. May every-
one, some time in his life, enjoy the true beauty
in nature in that manner, as I have! Truly this
terrible tale of mountain climbing might sound
odd to one who has never indulged in this vigor-
ous pastime, but I assure you that climbing high
into heights unknown gives one a feeling, uplifting
to mind and body.
-Virginia Brien, '3,1.
Up! Up! on they climb-
Silver sheen on fragile brown,
Round and round
Up! Up! on they climb-
Silver balls for silver dimes,
Round and round
Like dollars made from stems of brown.
And oft the brown and mousey grey
From troubles take my thoughts away,
And bid me travel o'er green hills,
And dream and play 'neath daffodils.
-Dorothy Darrow, ,34.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 41
WHAT IS IT ?
It's smooth. It's raucous. Itls nerve-racking.
Itis soothing. It's whiney. Itis blatant. It follows
you in your waking hours, it haunts you in all your
dreams. You can't escape it. Sometimes you don't
want to escape it. Itis that syncopated something
Nights, cool, balmy nights made for delicious
slumber! A neighboring radio is sure to be throb-
bing with its restless rhythm. It beats into your
brain. You toss restlessly. Every fresh breeze
brings a new, more relentless strain. It surrounds
you. It distracts you. It keeps you from sleep.
It won't let you think. It's awful. Itis jazz. '
-r if if
Your desk is piled with books: a history text,
a physics lab. manual, a "Milton's Minor Poemsf,
Youire frantic. You've a test tomorrow. You're
sleepy. It's eleven o'c1ock, and sister is having a
party downstairs. Some one is playing the piano.
The crowd is singing. Their voices are wafted up
the stairs. "Take Me Where the Daisies Cover the
Country Lanes." You'd like to take the whole
bunch of them somewhere and dump them, daisies,
or no daisies! Theyire keeping it up. Don't they
know there's a limit to everything? Will they never
stop? Youid like to meet the fellow who invented
jazz-on some dark night.
Pk if if
Aha! The scene has changed. What have we
here? A beautiful night. Water with the light of
a glorious moon reflected on it. A canoe. Soft
music. A low voice.
"Play that one again, jack. I could listen to it
all the rest of my life."
-Doris Richardson, '34.
Of the two or three attributes a word must
possess in order to be generally termed beautiful,
euphony, to my mind, is the most important.
Without this quality, there can be no beauty. For
a word to express mere loveliness of meaning is
not enough. Indeed, I place such a high value
on euphony that I totally disregard the meaning!
It is thus that I deem a word beautiful which may
be odious to many. That word is garbage.
When the common layman hears the word gar-
bage, he immediately thinks of coffee grounds and
broken egg shells. It is not so with me. I hear
only the exquisite blending of vowel and consonant
sounds. just as it is impossible for some of us to
see the beauty in a great painting, it is even more
impossible for many to detect the loveliness of
the word garbage. One must possess a certain
aesthetic sense to appreciate this word. This ap-
preciation cannot be acquired, it must be inherent.
As the Literary Digest has now had for many
years a mania for conducting polls of any and
every kind, it was only natural that they should
have one on the selection of the most beautiful
words in the English language. I regret to state
not one vote was cast for garbage. If the voters
could have just heard a mellow-voiced radio an-
nouncer or a Walter Hampden say "garbage," it
would have been certain victory for that word.
Perhaps with the induction of the NRA, which
means greater leisure for the voting public, will
come a new and greater appreciation of the
aesthetic. Then and only then will that glorious
word "garbage" receive its just recognition. Let
us hope that time is not far distant.
-Jay Bresler, '3,z.
THE RIVER ROAD
The dusty old country road followed the course
of the river, or as near it as it could. Like most
rivers, this one seemed to be unable to go along
without turning, no matter how hard it tried. The
road, being a little shiftless, just followed along
beside it. For almost five miles the road was shel-
tered and cooled by trees. However, at intervals,
the hot july sun shone through the leaves, splash-
ing the dark road with patches of bright yellow.
The trees were mostly on the far side of the road.
This gave the passerby a clear view of the river.
In the center of the stream the water was hot
looking, limpid, and slow moving, but near the
banks, beneath the overhanging trees, the cool
water looked dark and mysterious. Small flying
things scurried over it, causing tiny ripples. Per-
haps there were fish in those dark depths, but the
road was oblivious to all that. It just wandered
on and on, now turning, now twisting, passing cozy
summer-houses, homey farmhouses, peaceful fields,
an old neglected covered bridge, contented cattle,
and boys swimming and fishing. It seemed at peace
with all the world in general.
-Kenneth De Moss, '3 7.
Even the dog required much attention
42 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
OVER THE FOOTLIGHTS
Over the footlights! Over the footlightsl What
does this mean? Is it the thrill of an actor as he
portrays his role and gazes over the brilliance of
footlights to his audience? Is it the footlights which
inspire him to greater dramatic roles? Is it the
audience who gaze awe-stricken and awe-inspired
at the actor who places them in another life?
These are the reflections of the masses.
Few people realize the importance of the work
backstage with its trials, thrills, and worries. In
the past two years, I have experienced the pleas-
ures of the backstage details as a member of vari-
ous property committees.
In the preparation for the recent Senior Play,
each member of the committee was allotted vari-
ous items. On my list was a large gilt frame.
This made necessary the removal of a picture of
a lovely woodland scene from over the piano in
the living room. A younger sister was finally per-
suaded to part with one of her treasured scrap-
books on the promise that my name be written
in it to insure its safe return. This resulted in
much ridicule from members of the cast and stage
crew and some surprise that a Steele Senior could
color the pictures so wonderfully. Next were a
dog and a cat. It was possible to find a dog but
not a cat. Without consulting the author, certain
liberties were taken and lines changed that the
cat might not enter into the play. A piece of toast
and a grapefruit were required on the hero's break-
fast tray. Therefore, before each performance,
bread was toasted and grapefruit cut. This mi-
raculously disappeared after each rehearsal. An-
other tray called for a pitcher of ice water. So
each night a tray of ice cubes was wrapped in
newspapers and emptied into a pitcher at the end
of the first act. The ice water seemed so tempt-
ing to members of the cast and crew that it was
difficult to keep water in the pitcher. In fact,
during the final performance, the ice water was so
popular that when the time came for its stage
appearance, there was no water in the pitcher, and
the pitcher merely full of ice cubes was taken
onto the stage. On the desk were required a
few author's manuscripts and blank paper which
the leading man might tear up during his stub-
born spells. Naturally, all the paper placed on
the desk was torn up the first rehearsal. There-
fore, small allotments were carefully doled out
on each occasion.
After assembling these and other articles, the
work was not over: for the property committee
must be certain that each actor had the necessary
personal properties before each entrance. For
example, one character needed a pocket mirror in
the first act and a pen in the third, another, a
penknife in the first and five American flags in
and frequently had to be carried from one side
of the stage to the other that he might be at the
proper entrance and appear only when the cast
was expecting him.
We are prone to give the glory to the actors
whom we see and hear, but the pleasure of help-
ing to make their show a success goes to those
backstage. At least we can reflect in wonder at
the many famous actors of the stage and Opera
who spent years at just such work.
-Elizabeth Moffat, '34.
WIND AND WAVE
Have you ever stood on a cliff overlooking a
wide expanse of water? Perhaps the evening is
windy, and the waves came tumbling over each
other, breaking on the cliff. The spray may reach
your face, but you don't mind, because you like to
feel its fine mist across your face.
Far out at sea a light flashes across the sky from
a lighthouse, warning sailors to beware of treach-
erous rocks. To the left toward another shore are
some camps on a high cliff. From these come the
cheery lights of home and a warm fireside. You
picture the inmates of these cottages sitting around
the fire talking, or perhaps spending the evening
playing games. To the left, about a hundred feet
from the cliff on which you stand, are some sea-
gulls barely visible V in the twilight. They are
perched precariously on a sharp rock with the spray
playing about them. All is quiet, save the whist-
ling wind and the tossing waves. What a grand
feeling it is to be alone in this place! What a fine
opportunity to let your thoughts wander freely.
But all good things must have their ending. It's
getting late, and you have to leave this peaceful
spot. Your nerves are quiet and your thoughts
tranquil. Perhaps you think you'll come again.
But who knows, you may not be in the mood to
enjoy such a scene very soon.
-Martha Plymate, ,34.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 43
THE LURE OF THE ANTIQUE
For some people, antiques have no fascination:
they canit see any beauty or romance in a piece
of old furniture. "Why,l' they ask, "do you see
any beauty in an old-fashioned table or chair, in-
stead of a piece which is the most modern thing
in design?'l I used to be one of those people, and I
think my experience with antiques is very inter-
There is a little village not far from Dayton
which is noted for its antique shops. It was to
this little town that my mother wished to go some
day. I was not at all impressed with the idea, but
I knew that my mother was interested in antiques,
so I told her that any time she decided to go, I
would take her. In the meantime, she had heard
of a place that was not often visited by lovers of
antiques, and she said that that would be the place
It was about four o'clock when we arrived at
the shop, and when we stepped inside, an elderly
man came up and asked if he could help us. My
mother said that she would like to see what he
had for sale, and soon they were busy talking
about old pieces of furniture they had seen. After
a while the old gentleman looked at my mother
and me and said, ffDo you want to see some real
antiques?" Antiques were antiques to me, so I
followed them out to the barn and up a flight of
rickety steps to the room in which he kept all of
his most prized possessions. The sight that met
my eyes was anything but beautiful. All of the
pieces were dusty and dirty, and some of them
were even broken. I stood amazed, and I didn't
know what to say, for my mother and the gentle-
man were busy talking and examining the pieces
that looked to me not worth one dollar. Soon my
mother called me and said, "Isnlt this a beauty?l'
Still dazed, I said, "Yes, what is it?" It wasn't
a table, nor a chest of drawers, but rather a com-
bination of the two. When she said that it would
make a lovely dressing table for my room, and
that she would like to buy it, I could not quite
see that dusty and unfinished thing without any
knobs on one drawer in my room.
After we arrived home, I took it to a man who
repairs old pieces of furniture and told him to
finish it up. He told me that I had a beautiful
piece of furniture, but I still was not reconciled
to the thing.
About two weeks later, when I came home in
the afternoon, my mother called me upstairs. The
dressing table was the farthest thing from my
mind. I walked into my room, and never was so
surprised, There was the dusty and dirty table
in my room, but it was not dusty nor dirty, in-
stead it was beautifully polished and a lovely
thing to see.
I have had that table over a year, and only re-
cently did I notice that one of the knobs is still
missing. It has been admired many times, and that
knob has never detracted from its beauty. I am
more proud of it than of almost anything else I own,
and as I look at it now, I realize the fascination
antiques hold for people, in other words, "the lure
of the antiquef'
-Virginia Van Dyke, ,34.
Who was that under the pile of books and lit-
tered papers, beside the overturned chair? Who
was that covered with ink from the bottle in the
corner? Who was that sprawling fellow with the
frightened face? It was only I, experiencing a
major catastrophe of my life. A stack of toppling
books at the back of the table had ceased to top-
ple, but the consequences had quite upset me.
When the books began to fall, I was absorbed in
a theme on winter and snow, etc. I was so startled
when they struck the table, knocking several
school books and a pile of papers to the floor, I
thought an avalanche of the very snow I was writ-
ing about had swept over me. Shoving my chair
backwards violently, but dragging the table, too,
I landed in a heap among the papers and books
upon the floor, with a bottle of ink and a table
in my lap. Then realizing that it was no ava-
lanche, I arose, righted the table, and began to
pick my books and papers from the floor, care-
fully wiping the ink from them. The back of
one chair was fractured, four sheets of paper
smeared with ink, three books blotted, one pair
of trousers stained, and a wrist strained, were all
the injury and damage sustained. A theme after
all is only a theme, but when it starts an avalanche,
--Fred Hobbs, ,34.
' Uerse '
In vain we try to separate the sweetg
And clutching fingers fumble in the dark
To strike the secretive, elusive spark
That animates the dust beneath our feet.
And Nature mocks when we attempt to cheat
The fleshless spectre who on each his mark
Leaves, without failg and all, whose souls embark
On life's high seas, well know the fate we meet.
What use to struggle, when the die is cast
Before our own unwilling footsteps tread
The path of lifeg when we must fall at last,
To find unbroken sleep in clay-bound bed? A
No use, eternal law rules oler us yetg
And as the sun has risen, it will set.
-William Selz, '34,
A THE WINDOW
Magic little squares of crystal
Bringing to my vision clear,
Evlry morn a different picture
Ev'ry eve a different fear.
Yestermorn-a fiery sunrise
Giving a hope to all who viewed,
Then today a cooling shower
So refreshing and subdued.
Evening-the picture changes
Shadows creep and rise and fall.
Now an ogre-now a monster
Cast upon the chamber wall.
Slumbering cancels all deception,
Nightly fears have been in vain.
Morning brings again the picture
Through the truthful window pane.
-Jean M. Turner, '34.
STEELE, OUR ALMA MATER
Dear Steele, the time has now drawn nigh
When we, as those before,
Must take the torch bequeathed to us
And face the open door.
Our happy voices loud and clear
Acclaim your worthy name,
And sing to Heaven high above
The glory of your fame.
No matter where our paths may lead
We've gained from you each day
The strength and courage of all youth
To tread the arduous way.
The memory of your guiding hand
Will linger all our daysg
Our hearts now filled with love and trust,
Dear Steele, your name we praise.
-Ruth Clemmer, '34,
A friend sent me her picture just today,
"A lovely girlj' I think, as I survey
Her piquant face.
A smile is glowing in her lovely eyes,
Her dark brown hair in curling ringlets lies
Like dainty lace.
What sweetest thought is passing through her mind?
What girlish happy notion would I find
In her young heart?
Perhaps she thinks of days passed long ago,
Of happy times we had. I hope that4oh-
Shels sorry we're apart.
-W inifred M etzger, ' 311
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 45
At the end of the road
So I've always been told,
Something is waiting for me,
On my journey Illl start
And Illl come to the part
Where the end of the road meets the sea.
So then with my boat
Across it I'll float
Close to my fate I shall be.
And I'll be much nearer
And I'll see my way clearer
To the fortune that's waiting for me.
I shall tread up the hill,
See a shine that will fill
The whole world with a beautiful glow,
And to my surprise,
I shall find that the prize
Is only a lovely rainbow.
-Elaine Bader, '3,l.
T here's rhythm in the darkness of the night,
It Hows and drifts through the tops of tallest treesg
A ghostly murmur in the vastness lost,
It weaves its lonely way in mystery.
Each smoky wave of blackness soft and deep,
A part of night's exquisite melody,
A dreamy pattern spaced by starry threads,
This rhythm in the murmur of the night.
--Patricia Kruger, '34,
Wandering through the quiet wood
Following leafy trails,
Climbing o'er the steepest hills
Loitering through the vales,
Finding there a meadowed slope
Giving us delight.
Swaying daisies in the wind,
Nodding heads so white.
-Pauline Gebert, '3 1.
Dusky skies up above,
Tiny stars peeping,
Gentle cooing of the dove,
Night shadows creeping.
Lazy breezes in the trees
Black boughs bending,
Sighing rustle of the leaves,
Birds homeward wending.
Languid swaying to and fro
Gently gliding high and low,
Sleep slowly bringing.
-Ruth Otto, '3,l.
Clear and crystal the blue, star-lit sky
Roofed at midnight the white, sea-washed sands:
Shone on ships at harbor from far landsg
Lent its color to the rocks stretched high-
jutting above the shore lined coast.
-Dorothy Wardlow, '3,z.
She sat in her rocker, noble in decay,
Gazing at the beautiful flowers
Planted by herself, yet seeing them not.
The strong hands that had cared for them,
That had helped the weak and tended the sick,
Were no more the servants of her will.
The mouth from which encouragement and love
Once poured forth was silenced.
Her ears, ever open to a soul in need,
Now heard but inward thoughts.
Only the eyes were active, and in their gleam
There marched the long procession of a splendid
Whose events she now was free to view,
And in parade as all before her went,
She looked upon the comforting, scar-effacing
My grandmother was content.
-Milton Graham, '3,l.
The day is growing dark and gray,
And folks are rushing to and fro,
The birds are quickly on their way
As chirping to their nests they go.
The trees have wildly swaying tops,
The little flower has lost its form,
A crash! A splash of spattering drops-
A bang! And then a thunder-storm.
-Ruth Clemmer, '34.
The touch of light fingers,
A soft, moist caress,
A hard, warm embrace,
Quick wind from the west.
Brings fragrance of flowers,
And stars from the height
Tell of the wonderful
Mystery of night.
The day is for many,
The night for a few,
just those who see beauty
In old and in new.
-Betty Chatterton, '34.
Our cat is sleek and soft and gray,
And purrs as gently as she can,
She steals about the house and yard,
And seeks to find a refuge from
Our dog is big and wild and brown,
And barks as loudly as he can,
He romps and jumps about the streets,
And frightens both the children and
Give me the fields, the woods, the plains,
Or give me the open seag
Where therels never a wall to shut me in,
And I can roam far and free.
Oh, let me away from the city life,
Too long have I been in its grasp,
I long for the woods and the forest streams,
Of an age that has long since passed.
Tosail the sea on a fighting ship,
Or search for a long lost mine,
Would give me a thrill that was never felt
In the days of forty-nine.
If I could but climb the highest mount,
Or swim the deepest lakeg
Ild give all I own to be able to roam,
just for adventure's sake.
But the city life has me in her grasp,
And I guess I am here to stay,
Until summer has gone and winter has come
And life will have passed away.
-Harold Cruzan, '31
There were hundreds of laughing daisies,
Swaying and dancing in glee,
Illl pick and ask the old question,
He does-but does he love me?
What fate unkind made me choose the imp
From all the carefree lot
Who told me so plain, I cannot mistake,
He love me-he loves me not!
-Ruth Wylie, '34
ON A HILLTOP
I live on top an eastern hill,
Where I can bring wheneier I will,
A thousand housetops in my gaze,
But lose them in the distant haze.
A greenish gray, red, black, or brown,
A patchwork quilt, roofs of the town,
Made interesting by spires and smoke,
Telling the tale of many folk.
-Elizabeth M offat, '3 ,l. -Dorothy Landsiedel, 234
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 47
A SENIOR'S PHOTOGRAPH
This senior purposely exhibited his graduation
photos to all his friends so that he might get the
reaction to his beauty, and a story at the same time.
This peculiar inquisitiveness is due most likely to
the journalistic training that he received while
working on the "Lionl'.
I exhibited the pictures to my proud parents.
They, of course, thought that the photographs
were lovely, but I disregarded this comment be-
cause I feared it might be biased. Then I took
them out and showed them to exactly twenty-three
thousand nine hundred and twenty-nine friends,
fwell, two, anywayj, and failed to receive one favor-
able comment. They said, 'fYour face looks too
long," "It's a good photo, but it doesnlt resemble
you," "Your jaw looks as if you've got a mouth-
ful of tobacco," f'You look too seriousfl etc.
After wearily trudging about for hours, I de-
cided this would be a very poor story, until I ran
into Ray Chamberlain, who saved this reporter
from being a dismal failure. Rayls prize bit of
comment came when he loudly exclaimed that my
picture looked exactly like John Dillinger's. The
prize photo was then swiftly passed around the
civics class, and everyone agreed that I resembled
J. D. Ahem, Seniors. I will gladly sign
my autograph in your Spotlight for the lowly sum
-Bob Fischer, '34,
THE HERITAGE OF THE YOUNGEST
'fOh, to be the youngest child!" How often I
feel that fate has plotted against me by choosing
me for the oldest, the example.
When my youngest brother came along, he
seemed to be a nuisance and so, detrimental
to my future happiness. Immediately the atten-
tion of a proud mother and father was shifted
to the youngest. He was king of the household
and ruled effectively from his cradle. Right then
and there my troubles began, and to my grief, I
find that he still reigns supreme.
Mother will say, f'Don, be home at nine
olclockf' and in his most self-possessed tone he
replies, f'I'll be home at nine-thirty." I should
never dare, never think of answering in such a
manner. It would be disgraceful, and I would
be forced to realize it. Don, however, leaves mer-
rily and usually fails to return even at the hour
he himself set. Perhaps he is politely reminded
of the fact, but chances are that the subject is
I am continually reminded of the unhappy
thought that I am the guiding star, and everything
I do out of turn, Don will feel justified to do. The
money I spend, the hours I keep, the grades I
get, and my actions in general, must inspire him
to nothing but the best. If there is a fight, it's
invariably my fault. 'fThe baby" just couldn't
have started anything so horrible, but ten chances
to one it was his original idea.
When I want something, it is never there. On
the day I most want my tennis racket, Don has
it and has left me one which needs restringing, or
he has gone off to the park with my favorite base-
ball glove. I can object, thatls true, but where
does it get me? When there is work to be done
in and around the house, Don is never there. He
has so many important things to do, like most
little boys, and consequently can't get home. The
only time he is at all reluctant to work is at
practicing time. At this fatal hour he seems fired
with ambition, but even a near-sighted person can
see that he is debating between the lesser of two
evils, work or his music lesson. Since there's
no help I am resigned to a fate of 'fgrin and bear
it." But I repeat, t'Oh, to be the youngest!"
-David Patterson, ,34.
Rushing downward, ever onward,
Till at last descent is finished,
'Though the tumult's undiminished-
A mountain brook.
-lean Waddell, '36,
18 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
EARLY MORNING HUMORS
If I were to hold a private derby for all my bad
habits, I should award my inevitable habit of
awakening each morning somewhere in the vicinity
of five a.m. head place, and show money. This
peculiarity has caused me much discomfort, in-
cluding a recent sojourn at a local hospital. If
you have never been confined in a hospital, you
cannot appreciate the drabness of any hour spent
within its walls-and the early morning hours are
beyond any degree of your wildest imagination.
After one week of radio calisthenics, top-of-the-
morning programs, year-old radio jokes, conversa-
tions with tired nurses, and the like, I grew des-
perate, and from sheer boredom adopted a hobby
of observing the various humors of my neighbor-
ing patients when the nurses awoke them at the
unseemly hour of six a.m.
There were three rooms within hearing distance
of me, and each contained a distinctly different
type of person. The room opposite mine was oc-
cupied by an elderly woman who happens to be
quite a well-known figure in Oakwood society.
After the pleasant mornings I had spent in her
company in the sun room, I was interested in see-
ing if she retained her affability under such strains
as six o'clock awakenings. To my surprise and
admiration she did. Her refinement was appar-
ent even then, and she never failed to inquire as
to everyones health and to wish pleasant good-
mornings. I must admit that her disposition made
me rather ashamed of myself, for she had been in
bed much longer than I. However, if that lovely
old lady's good humor shamed me, my own dubious
temper went bouncing back to normal when the
nurse entered the room at my right to awaken its
young male inhabitant. I never actually saw this
patient, but from my own imagination and the
nurse's idle chatter I gathered that number 228
was young, handsome, convalescing rapidly and
grumpily, and even more bored with hospital life
than I was. This last feature created a bond of
sympathy between us, and I looked forward to
hearing his reactions to the early risings. It was
rather as I expected. Groans, yawns, creaking of
beds, a volley of words unfit for my delicate ears,
and none too gentle commands for a cigarette sent
me into gales of smothered laughter. The mirth
ended, however, when a nurse entered room 229
where a small girl was confined with a fractured
skull. The child was in actual agony and when
awakened sobbed continuously for her mother
who, of course, was not on the scene at six in
the morning. To the relief of my nerves, the
girl was moved several days after the inaugura-
tion of my hobby, and a dialect-afflicted southern
woman replaced her. Whether the sobbing or the
dialect was harder to bear, I have never deter-
Somehow the story of my hobby became known,
suspect through the chief bugle-caller,
the head nurse. The reactions were various and
amusing-and, incidentally, rather in accordance
opinion of their early morning disposi-
tions. The elderly lady was kind enough to say
that she thought my hobby amusing and ingen-
iousg the southern woman, as I feared, was not
over-pleased to hear that her dialect amused me,
and the convalescent male quite frankly stated that
he'd keep on crabbing and I could keep on laugh-
ing as far as he was concerned. Ah, well-it was
a nice hobby while it lasted, and now that it's
over, I'll re-continue to listen to radio calisthenics,
top-of-the-morning programs, and year old radio
jokes until something else comes along.
SVivian Hillman, '3,1.
WOOD SMOKE AT TWILIGHT
The smouldering embers of a dying fire send a
thin column of pale blue smoke upward into a
sky still pink from a glorious sunset. The frag-
rant scent of pine trees spiced with wood smoke
gives a gentle, soothing caress few experience. Who
does not love to lean against a fallen log or tree
trunk and gaze, with dull, dreamy eyes, at the
path of the smoke ascending from the warm em-
bers of the fire? We ponder over the miniature
castles it builds in the air, watching a breath of
wind carry them from our sight forever. One can-
not help but compare these smoke castles with his
own castles in the air, which ofttimes disappear
in a puff of smoke.
The transparent column becomes blue haze and
vanishes into the spacious expanse overhead. One
bows in awe before the serene beauty of it all. The
troubled, changeable, uncertain course of smoke is
much like that of life and both end in that great
-Wilmer Lewis, '34.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 49
HE GOT HIS DATES MIXED
After what seemed to Don Morten an incredibly
short nap, he suddenly awoke to find two fraternity
brothers staring at him with the most curious ex-
'fWhatever is wrong with me? I wish yould tell
me. Even if I am a mere freshman, I can take it,
f'Well, Don,'l his room-mate began, Uwe hate to
get you worried, because it may not be anything
serious, but you may as well know about it now.
You've been asleep here for two whole days, and
nothing we've done seemed to faze you the least
bit. Welve tried everything." With these not so
reassuring remarks, his room-mate continued to
look him over, but with apparent relief that Don
was none the Worse for his lengthy slumbers.
But Don wasn't so lightly impressed, for his
memory had certainly not been impaired. It wasnlt
but a few seconds until he realized exactly what the
effect of the two-day relapse would be.
"Good heavens! Our semester history exam
was yesterday, and that professor is so tough he'll
never believe the excuse I'll have to give him. Be-
sides, by the time I do take it, I'll forget half of
what I studied." With these discouraging thoughts,
Don climbed out of bed.
HOh, brace up,"-this from an interested sopho-
more. UIt could be a lot worse. What if yould had
a date? Then you really would have some ex-
plaining to do." And with an awful groan, Don
suddenly remembered that that was exactly the
predicament he was in, in addition to missing the
exam. In fact, he forgot all about the exam think-
ing about how he would ever explain to Madge.
He had promised to take her to the university
dance, and she would certainly be angry when he
tried to apologize for his conduct. UI'll simply
have to call her, thoughj' he decided. So with
that he rushed to the telephone, which for once
was not in use. He went into the booth and dialed
the number, preparing his speech in the meantime.
Ah-3, the receiver was lifted at the other end
of the line, and Don heard a feminine voice saying
UHello.l' It was Madge.
Thus the crisis came. HHello, Madge, this is
Donfl Nothing in her voice seemed to indicate
her anger when she answered him. NWell, Madge,
Ilve just got to tell you how sorry I am about last
night. I donlt know how I'll ever make it up to
you for not taking you to the dance." He listened
to see if she had hung up yet, but instead he heard
her begin to laugh. Finally she said, t'Don, do
you know what day this is? It's the day before
the dance. Whatever is wrong with you? I think
studying for that history exam has made you just
a little crazy."
Upon hearing her last few words, Don slowly
began to see the light. He had really been asleep
only an hour or so, the whole story was just a
very convincing fake.
So he explained to Madge all about it, while she
suppressed a great desire to laugh at Don, who,
being a freshman, believed everything he heard.
-Mary Frances Tatloek, '34,
BOBBY BURNS AND HIS POETRY
I like most poetry, but I love Burns' poetry.
HThe simple annals of the poorll are written of
more lovingly and clearly by Burns than even by
Thomas Gray. Burns writes about common peo-
ple 5 but, somehow, he makes me feel that the com-
mon people really are not common, but that it is
the other way around. His poetry written in
Scotch dialect is as musical as that of Sidney Lanier,
but it is much more beautiful because of the
kindliness and the understanding feeling toward
human-kind which pervade all his poems.
Burns knows so well how to mix pathos and quiet
humor that in reading one poem I chuckle, and in
another I have a tight feeling around my throat.
His poetry does more than strike the ear, it strikes
the heart as well.
I think that Burns was a genius, but not a com-
mon genius. Any brilliant person can be satirical
and temperamental, but Burns was very uncom-
mon and unusual because he maintained his dig-
nity, common sense, and kindly good humor
throughout both his trials and triumphs. His hu-
mor is not bitter or stinging as might have been
that of many others in his situation, it is rich and
gentle and simple. It requires no force to get ap-
preciation. A quiet chuckle just seems to slip out,
leaving me refreshed and good-natured. Burns
seemed to love everything possible to be loved.
What greater thing can a man hope for than that?
-Robert Hohn, '34.
50 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
I awoke in the quiet stillness of a summer night
and felt the soft, warm breeze that wafted
the sweet, cool smell of perfumed flowers which
grew beneath my window. The breeze gently
stirred the ruffled curtains and caressed my pillow.
As I lay there, comfortable, relaxed, I pictured
canoes on still, blue waters, floating beneath low-
hanging, web-spun trees. I saw myself rolled in a
blanket beside a campfire in the forest, with the
whispering of pines lulling me to sleep. Once
again I was on the plains listening to the lonely
song of the cowboy. Far away I heard the dis-
tant rumble and splash of water dashing over the
jagged-edged rocks of the mountains. Through the
caress of the summer winds I was sitting on grassy
hill-sides in Honolulu, beside the sparkling tide that
rose and fell in enchanting murmur. The scent of
June roses brought to me the vividness of starry
nights within the rose-decked, walled-in gardens
of southern France.
I drifted on, building dreams, until the sudden-
ness of gentle-pouring rain tapping upon the roof
sent me off into contented slumber.
-Dorothy Wardlow, '3.,z.
OUR JAZZ ACE
And a hot-cha-cha,
And a rahl rahl rahl
This silly little verse seems to characterize this
jazz age more than any dignified, intelligent defini-
tion. This period is the most boisterous, restless,
and supposedly sophisticated one in the evolution
of the world. When we speak of the jazz age, we
not only think of the syncopated, rhythmical music
of this age, but also of the people and the way they
speak and act.
Our ancestors would probably be violently
shocked if they could see their worldly great-grand-
son or daughter. We think we are being sophis-
ticated by being peculiarly indifferent toward the
bright, human side of life. The more indifferent
and blase we can be toward the things in which
the past generations have had such great enjoyment,
the more modern we think we are. 'fActions speak
louder than wordsl' certainly holds true in this jazz
age, and the bored, sophisticated present generation
is probably secretly being given a merry, amused
laugh by those whom we nonchalantly call the
The jazz age seems to have a modern language
of its own. It is possible that Milton, or Shake-
speare would be dumbfounded by the jargon of
the jazz age. An entirely new dictionary could
be written on this language, and probably be some-
thing like this: flHi-ya,l' meaning HGood morningf'
HGood afternoon," or UGood evening," Htoodle-
doo,l' meaning Hgood-byeng 'Ita-ta,7' also means
may be used
Hgood-byel' or Hfarewellgn f'nuts,"
either as an exclamation meaning "no,ll or a sen-
express chic or
to "walk, run,
tence Ut is the nutsj. It may
prettiness, Hankle alongl' means
or move along."
Much of the expression of this modern lan-
guage depends upon the tone of voice and the man-
ner in which it is said. As an example the ex-
planation, 'lWhat a lovely day," said in a sincere
and honest tone of voice, is quite different from the
same sentence said in a sarcastic, sneering man-
ner. The two words, "oh, yesj' may be used to
express doubt, insinuate an untruth, show interest,
denote finality, or ask a question. It is all accord-
ing to the tone and expression in the voice.
There are three things which classify the jazz
age-the syncopated music, the peculiar jargon, and
the actions of the people.
-Peggy Young, '34.
Rolling swiftly toward ,the moon
Down a lane of shadowy trees,
'Round a curve and down a hill
Onward through the evening breeze.
Each stride longer than the last,
Each one faster than before,
Then our steps we must retrace,
Returning to our homes once more.
-Kathleen Holland, '34,
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 51
HOW IT FEELS TO BE A WINNER
Speech by William Selz, Columbus, Ohio, May 18.
Awarded First Rank in the State in
Ohio State Scholarship Tests.
Much of the pleasure derived from being a
winner is lost in the experience of presenting a
talk this morning. Since this talk, as I see it,
is supposed to be something of a mental auto-
biography, I shall try to adhere to the rules set
down for biography: first, that the biographer
feel and Usufferll with the subject. I can vouch
for my utter sympathy with the subject, especially
in his present predicamentg second, that the biog-
rapher have a close acquaintance with his sub-
ject-none has a better in the present case, and
third, that the biographer have intellectual hon-
It would be presumptuous for me, in a talk on
such a subject as the present, to lay down a code
of behavior with which the winners of the future
should comply. It would arouse your suspicion of
ghost writing if I were to give a lengthy analysis
of the psychological effect of winning. Therefore,
I shall try to be as impersonal as possible, always
keeping in mind that I am voicing individual
opinion and not attempting to formulate a code of
ethics for the winners. j
When the question, HI-Iow does it feel to be a
winner?i' is asked, the person questioned finds
himself in a difficult position. This is true es-
pecially if the winning came in a competitive
test similar to the one given by the State Depart-
ment of Education. He is tempted to paint a
glowing picture of the great emotions that stirred
him upon hearing of his achievement, he is tempted
to describe the intoxicating happiness that swept
all other thoughts away. But he realizes that
such a description of the mental condition after
winning is greatly exaggerated. The emotions felt
are less spontaneous, less intense, and more lasting.
The subject, How it Feels to be a Winner,"
undoubtedly has thousands of possible interpreta-
tions, depending on the nature of the contest. The
emotion felt by a participant in a competitive test
is nothing like that of a victorious marathon run-
ner, because of the vast difference between the
events in which they take part. Taking the mara-
thon field and the entire education of a student
in preparation for such a test as the standards of
comparison, we easily see that the pace is far less
gruelling for the student. The runner keeps up a
steady, exhausting pace. Mental development
comes in spurts. There is an opportunity to sit
down occasionally and rest on the field. In a
marathon contest, the runner can see who is run-
ning with him. An examination contestant is
running blindly, having no idea whatsoever as to
the merits or positions of those unknown individ-
uals competing with him. Herein lies the real
thrill of participating in the examination and even
more of winning.
Nor can the emotion of the winner be compared
to that of a jockey in the Kentucky Derby. The
jockey furnishes the guidance and the encourage-
ment in his race, the contestant must furnish
his own physical drive. He is fortunate if he is
able to supply his own guiding influence and see
clearly the objective toward which he is striving.
Few are able to do so.
Winning the senior test offers encouragement
for the future. In spite of the profundities of
brilliant critics from abroad, who seem to think
that the American student thinks only of his im-
mediate well-being, the normal student has higher
ideals and greater ambitions than our learned
friends can conceive in their own self-contentment.
But at times it is depressing to any person with
ambition when he thinks that his efforts are count-
ing for nothing. He searches for some test of his
ability, so that he may definitely establish proof
of having accomplished something. It is a rare
privilege to have fears and doubts at least tem-
porarily dispelled by winning. As a result, one
looks toward the future with higher hopes and ex-
Winning is accompanied by something of a sense
of shame. It hurts the conscience to think that
so much was obtained when so little of what was
possible was offered by the contestant. A little
knowledge may be a dangerous thing, but at least
it serves its purpose when applied conservatively.
The fundamental emotion felt upon winning es-
capes classification and description. It is pleasant
because it has conceived winning. It is accompanied
by a certain sense of temporary tranquillity and
satisfaction. But the contentment that it brings is
soon overshadowed by remembrance of the possi-
bilities of the future. After the first few moments
of enjoyment, the winner turns away and wonders
52 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
if the opportunity will ever again be offered to him
of presenting a talk on f'How It Feels to Be a Win-
-William Selz, '3,1.
REFLECTIONS IN A MIRROR
A bright red hat and a cardinal scarf framed
a pair of twinkling brown eyes, two deep-set dim-
ples and small ruby lips. The background for
this small laughing girl was a group of budding
maples. The afternoon sun shone through the
almost-bare limbs of the trees onto a ,carpet of
green grass. An ancient deserted farm-house was
in the far background. Behind this flash of red
came a jolly Viking youth. Another couple and
still a third flashed before me in a minute's
time. The merry scene was prolonged by a second
glance in the driver's mirror.
Sunny spring afternoons are delightful when
one is in the midst of budding trees, blooming
violets, and dwarf iris. I took my foot off the
accelerator and slowed down considerably. My
eyes were inclined to obey the call of nature, re-
fraining to look too often on the road in front
of me, but glancing up ever so often to the small
mirror above the windshield.
A bent figure was ahead of me in the road, and
as I passed this aged man I saw that he was poorly
clad in ragged, though clean, clothes. My eyes
returned to the mirror often to see if he were still
plodding his weary way onward to some point un-
known, probably even to himself. To these un-
fortunate persons spring is a blessing, too.
'fStay over to this side of the road, daughter!"
I heard a watchful father say to the young hiker
beside him. As my car whizzed by them I could
see that she was a friend of mine. I stopped the
car, and again I could see that in the reflection
of my ever-faithful mirror the glad faces of Betty
and her father were nearing the car. They had
been enjoying a day in the woods but were glad
to settle down in the comfortable seat of the car
and to be driven back to town.
Next Sunday I shall be glad to go riding with
my parents, for then I can sit back comfortably
and enjoy spring and her beauty instead of strain-
ing my neck to see only reflections in the mirror.
-Ruth Fay Morgan, '34.
And mandolin tune,
We shall dance
'Neath a sweet new moon.
Over the dew drops,
Trampling down clover,
For winter's overg
And cares away,
For break of day.
-Erma Gillam, '34
THE GARDEN IS LAUGHING
The garden is laughing
Because it is spring.
The gay flowers flutter
As if they'd take wing.
From the budding maples
The meadow larks sing.
The red bird is building a nest
just over the way.
In the flickering sunlight
The butterflies play.
The whole world is laughing
And happy today.
-Kenneth Kline, '34
The earth has slowly gone to rest,
The dusky shadows fall,
The sun is hidden in the west,
The moon, a silver ball.
Darkness has put the world to sleep,
Has stilled the clang and roarg
The moon will silent vigil keep
Until the night is oler.
-Geraldine Webb, ' 3,1
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 53
Upon a warm day I suddenly discovered that
spring was here. The birds were twittering, the
trees were blooming, the flowers scenting the air,
and my wardrobe was sadly in need of replenish-
Reversing the usual order of action, I planned
to start from the top and go down. I, therefore,
hopped aboard a street car comfortably filled with
women going on an afternoon's orgy of shopping.
After settling myself as comfortably as possible in
an uncomfortable seat, I turned to view my com-
panions. What a shock greeted my eyes! 'iCould
it be possible," I thought to myself, 'fthat styles
have changed so?" I never realized that I had
been so unobservant. There ahead of me was a hat,
if it could be called such, resembling a bell-hop's
headgear even to the chin straps, only it was worn
opposite the chin. I shifted my eyes to a huge
person across the aisle. Her Uchapeaul' seemed like
a misplaced flower garden. Ahead of her was a
bit of curious plumage. I'm sure no one has ever
seen anything like it before, and she probably
never will. Still another had her hat perched at a
precarious position on the side of her head.
When I reached my destination, I was certain
that I was not going to be tricked into buying a
silly symphony of a hat. Upon arriving at the
object of my search, I divested my head of its
present covering, which looked strangely out of
place in the midst of those blooming, feathered,
queerly cocked hats. A saleslady came to my aid,
and in lucid terms, praised my type, while gathering
from nowhere some of the previously described af-
fected pieces of materials. 'I spurned all her so-
licitous advances, and left with but one thought in
mind. I would begin with shoes. Being certain that
my financial condition would not permit rapid pur-
chase, I hoped that by the time I reached the top,
the styles would have changed sufficiently for me to
look like a human being, and not a stolid personal-
ity, suddenly gone fthay-wiren.
-Jayne H averstick, '34.
Dusk was slowly gliding over the countryside.
The air was filled with the pungent fragrance of
the gray-blue smoke which curled for a time above
the full yellow flames of the bonfire and then
floated off in fantastic shapes to blend with the
softened and vague colors of the horizon. As it
became darker, the lavenders and misty blues of
the distant hills merged into one great rolling
shape of deep blue, overcast by a high, clear sky
of lighter hue in which the sparkling stars slowly
made their appearance.
The darkness only served to enhance the bright-
ness of the fire, enlivened from time to time with
leaves which in their gorgeous colorings seemed
like flames in themselves. There was a great still-
ness everywhere except for the cheerful crackling
of the crisp leaves as they burned.
The air grew cooler, the fire died slowly. The
stars in their eternal brightness gleamed through
the black branches which formed a net of coarse
lace against the blue heavens above. Now and
then the stillness was disturbed by the dry rust-
ling of a falling leaf.
-Betty Flick, ' 34.
The shy, elusive violet
That ere had hid its face,
Among the tender leaves
Deep in a woodland place,
Has spread its eager petals
Wide open to the sky,
And donned the royal purple ,
Of kings and queens gone by.
-Pauline Gebert, '34.
Cold and sharpened winds shook my cabin door,
Wild and fierce they blew across the lonely moor,
Shrill and keen they shrieked and howled all night,
Till the dawn shone calm and hushed them in the
-Dorothy Wardlow, '34.
Phil Smith, '31, a junior in the school of me-
chanical engineering, has been pledged to Gimlet,
an honorary athletic booster organization. Mem-
bership to this organization is based on interest in
athletics and campus activities.
john Kany, '33, a freshman at Purdue Univer-
sity, has been initiated into the Purdue Order of
the Zuaves, honorary military squad. He is a
member of Phi Delta Gamma fraternity and on
the business staff of the Debris, the school's year
Renea Lekas, '33, is a freshman at Wittenberg
and a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
Hamilton Webster, '33, is a student at Denison
and a trainer on the 1934 track squad. He is
also a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
Harold Singer, '32, is a member of the sopho-
more debating team at Ohio State University.
Richard Shaman was recently elected treasurer
of the Scarlet Key, athletic managers' society at
Bob Bader, '33, has been initiated into Sigma
Alpha Mu fraternity at Ohio State University.
Mary Iams, '31, is attending Ohio Wesleyan
University. Recently she was chosen May Queen
to preside over the festivities on May Day. She
is a member of Delta Gamma sorority.
john Jaeger, '30, is a junior in the Engineer-
ing College at Ohio State. He has been pledged
to Phi Mu Delta fraternity.
Fred Jaeger, '32, is a sophomore at DePauw
University, Greencastle, Ind. He was initiated
into XI chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity on April 7.
Marie White and Alberta Dubes, '33, are mem-
bers of the Masqueteers' Dramatic club, which will
present its last play of the season on May 20 at
the Art Institute.
Dorothy Noggle, '33, is a freshman at Miami
University. Recently she was selected as one of
the ten freshmen to become members of CWEN,
national scholastic society.
Tom Walker, '31, is a student at Case School
of Applied Science in Cleveland. He is a member
of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and is manager of
the football team. .
Bob McConnaughey, Ken Thiele, and Sally Glos-
singer, '33, are among the Steele students at Mi-
Stan Wenrick, Dick Holton, and Franklin
Shively, '31, are attending Northwestern Univer-
sity at Evanston, Ill.
Donalda MacDonald and Margaret Cosner are
attending Bowling Green College.
Irving Morrisett and William Smith are stu-
dents at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pa.
They were among the Steele students who won
scholarships last year.
Marianna Harshman is attending Leland Stanford
University at Palo Alto, California.
Joe Schaeffer, '32, and James Dickinson, '31, are
among the Steele students at Dartmouth College.
Robert Levy has recently received honors at
Wharton School of Finance.
La Vina and Corine Imhoff, '33, are attending
Wittenberg. Both are members of the A Capella
Choir and Chi Omega sorority.
Louise Finley, '33, is a member of Delta Gamma
sorority at Ohio State University.
Mary Courter, '32, is a. sophomore at North-
western University. She is a member of Delta
Delta Delta sorority.
Franklin Shively, '31, is taking a Pre-Medics
course at Northwestern University. He is a mem-
ber of Sigma Nu fraternity.
James Born, '32, is a sophomore at Ohio State.
He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, national hon-
orary scholastic fraternity.
Jane Reed, '32, is attending the University of
Michigan at Ann Arbor. She is a sophomore.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 55
To primitives lightning is mysterious and the
least understood of natural phenomena. The Greek
and Romans thought thunder and lightning to be
weapons of Zeus and jupiter. They thought that
such powerful weapons as those could belong only
Modern science has removed the mystery and
proved that lightning is made by huge electrical
discharges. The movement of these charges makes
heat as well as light. Benjamin Franklin first
showed the relation between electricity and light-
ning. Unlike a solid, which is charged only on the
surface, a thunder cloud is charged throughout its
volume, because it is made up of an immense num-
ber of small electrified particles. When the charged
cloud comes near the earth, an electrified charge
of opposite sign is produced on the surface of the
earth by electrostatic induction. The air close to
this electrical discharge is spread out by the dis-
charge and creates a great wave which we call
thunder. The sound wave comes after the light-
ning because light waves travel much faster than
sound waves. Thunder is rarely heard at dis-
tances of more than fifteen or twenty miles. Pro-
fessor Rood of Columbia University showed that
the so-called single flash of lightning which usually
lasts several tenths of asecond is really a succession
of flashes, each of which lasts but a few thou-
sandths of a second or less.
There are three distinct types of lightning. The
first is designated as forked lightning, which ap-
pears to be a long brilliant flash, which separates
into branches and is of a rosy or violet tint. The
second class of lightning is sheet lightning. This
has no definite form. It is generally of a rosy tint
and lights up the clouds on the horizon. The third
type of lightning is called ball lightning, which is
said to appear as a small brilliant globe slowly
floating in the air a short distance above the ground
or even rolling over the ground. One story about
ball lightning was told by a man who said he was
sitting in his house when a ball of lightning rolled
in his front door, on through the house and out the
back door. This statement may not be exactly
true, but reliable observers have said such things
have happened. Ball lightning generally breaks up
with an explosion which is not very destructive or
dangerous. -James Wallace, '34,
THE ACTION OF ATOMS IN MOVIES
In two recently completed movies, 'tThe Mo-
lecular Theory of Matter,'l and 'tOxidation and
Reductionj, the action of atoms is shown. These
pictures were made under the auspices of the Uni-
versity of Chicago, and are intended especially for
One of the pictures shows a machine-gunner pull
his trigger, and a hail of bullets pounds a heavy
steel plate. A gage needle behind the target swings
over and stays there, held by the force of the
rapid succession of impacts, until the firing ceases.
By this vivid analogy, one of the films illustrates
an otherwise difficult concept-how individual
molecules of gas, bombarding the walls of a closed
vessel, create a steady pressure by the cumulative
force of their impacts. Similarly other traits of
atoms and molecules, difficult to describe, are
made understandable, with the aid of microscopic
and time-lapse photography, and comparisons with
56 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
To illustrate Hoxidationl' a blow torch burns its
way through a steel plate. The operation of a
coke oven is shown. The rusting of metal is ex-
plained as still another example of oxidation, a
chemical process not limited to actual burning.
Sometimes the process can be run in reverse. Then
chemists call it Hreductionw. Thus the film shows
how iron rust can be turned back again into pure
iron by placing it in a glass tube above a battery
of burners and blowing hydrogen gas over it. Proof
of the feat of chemical sleight-of-hand is given
when an electro-magnet, which will not attract
pieces of rust, picks up the fragments of iron.
Pictures such as these, their sponsors believe,
give an audience an unforgettable insight into the
behavior of matter. The new films visualize how
atoms in the aggregate enter into every manls per-
sonal life. The way the ninety-two varieties of
atoms are grouped into molecules determines
whether a substance shall be water, iron, or flesh
and blood. -Everett Smith, '3.1.
The Art Club is composed of both boy and girl
students and is under the direction of Miss Valen-
tine. The society usually meets every other Fri-
day after school, and at the meetings many inter-
esting activities are arranged. The members have
redecorated the old club room in the basement so
that it may be more conveniently used for society
meetings. The paint and materials were purchased
with money from the treasury. The society en-
joyed a picnic at Hills and Dales on Saturday, May
26. Betty Flick is the current president.
The Library Club is a new organization at Steele,
and its first year has proved to be very successful.
The members of the society devote a certain amount
of their time each day to working in the library.
They check the attendance, the in-coming and out-
going books, and help with the other necessary
work in the library. They are of great service to
the school and deserve much commendation. The
society is making arrangements for a picnic. It is
advised by Miss Kyle, and Martha Apple presides
over the weekly meetings.
THE AUDITORIUM DEBATES
'fMr. Moderator, honorable judges, worthy op-
ponents, the subject for this morningis debate is-
Resolved: the N. R. A. Should be Adopted as a
Permanent Government Policyf' With these
words, William Selz, first speaker of the affirma-
tive, opened the Auditorium Debate of 1934. From
8:30 to 10:00 the junior and Senior classes of
Steele experienced the most thrilling event of their
high school career. Well organized and forceful
arguments were presented equally well bythe speak-
ers of the affirmative: William Selz, Ruth Asz-
ling, Robert Forsberg, and Milton Graham, and
those of the negative: William Gans, Richard
Pryor, Ralph Ablon, and Mary Alice Creager.
When the speeches had been given and the last
rebuttal completed, a tense excitement filled the air.
The Moderator at last received the votes of the
honorable judges, and looking at their contents,
pleasurably smiled at the audience, and announced
the decision in favor of the negative. When the
applause had subsided, the affirmative hastened
to congratulate their victorious opponents.
A hum of such phrases as ffWasn't it grand-
Finest ever-Excellent delivery-Wonderful su-
pervision," flowed among the students as they de-
parted to their classes. The debate had given the
seniors an inspiration for their ovm debates, and
also had given the juniors a criterion of attain-
ment for their following year.
The judges were as follows: Mrs. Agnes Osborn
Beck, graduate of Chicago University, former
Senior English teacher at Steele, and, while at
Steele, coach with Miss Hunter in Inter-scholastic
debates with winning teams, Attorney George
Murray, former Steele student, graduate of Chi-
cago University, and recipient of the first scholar-
ship to Chicago University given to a Steele gradu-
ate, and Attorney Irvin Bieser, former Steele stu-
dent, a member of Steelels Inter-scholastic debate
team the last year Steele debated Shortridge High
School, Indianapolis, Indiana, and a graduate of
The Moderator was Mr. Seigler, and the time-
keepers were Mr. Eastman and Mr. Mattis. Miss
Mary Alice Hunter supervised the debates,
The following were chosen as Commencement
speakers: Ralph Ablon, Ruth Aszling, Robert
Forsberg, and William Selz.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 57
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TRACK Malone ......... .................... 5
Steele enjoyed a very successful track season Richardson . . . . . 4M
beating Fairmont. Chaminade, and Fairview, and George ..... 421
losing only to Oakwood. The high spot of the Goodman .. 3
season was reached in the district meet where Steele Gerling . . . . . 221
nosed out Roosevelt for second lace by scoring 37 Perkins . . . . . 124
points. Peters . . . .... . . . 1
The whole team will return next year as veterans
with the exception of only one man, Bob Lang, who
is a senior this year. We expect to hear great
things next year from the varsity track team based
on their showing this year.
Following is a list of the varsity and the points
they have scored this year, excluding the district
Bristow ...........................,.. 36
Brown .. .... 32M
Dale ..... .... 2 ZM
Hathaway . .. ....Z1
Simpson . . .... 15M
Dickerson . . . .... 15
Tyler ..... .... l 5
Loomis ..... ,... 1 4M
Lauderbach . . . . . . . 14
Thompson . . .,.. 13
Billman . . . .... 72
Lang ..... ..... 7 M
Dickerson . . . . . . . 6
The 1934 edition of the Lion netters have thus
far had a good season, winning four matches and
losing only one. If the Fairview team is defeated
by Oakwood, Steele will tie for the Big Six Cham-
pionship and in event of a play-off for the cham-
pionship, they should emerge victorious. The team
has yet to play three matches, but if the dope is
true to form, the HiLions'l should encounter little
jim Wallace has been doing a good job at No. 1
Singles as have Donn Brown and Fred Alexander
who alternated at No. 2 Singles. Jerry Pope has
played consistently as No. 3 Singles. Phil Stein
and Milton Margolis, No. 1 Doubles, have yet to
be defeated in a match. The other doubles have
been changed from time to time with Brown, Pryor,
Runkle, Pope, George, and Dice Alexander play-
ing at different times.
Next year Steele will have Stein, Margolis,
George, and D. Alexander around whom to build a
58 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
e Steele National Athletic Scholarship
M John Loomis
si Steve Malone Erwin Manny
Al Arthur Valpey Don Bristow
H Ernest Fisher Fred Daum
BASKETBALL, '34-735 TENNIS RESULTS, 1934
The basketball schedule as just released in its April Steelegl Roosevelt-l
incompleted form is as follows: April Steele-4 Klsergl
Dec. I-Eaton ................ Here May Steele-3 Sllvers-2
Dec 8-Lima Central .......... There May Steele-2 Fairview-3
Dec' 14-Opponent unknown May Steelev3 Oakwood-2
Dec 15-Opponent unknown 2-day trip May Steele VS Fairmont
Dec. 21-Leesburg ............. Here May Steele VS Chaminade
jan. 4-Kiser ...,,...... Here May Steele VS Parker Coop.
Jan. ll-Roosevelt ......... . . Here
Jan. 12-Cincinnati Elder ...... There
jan. 18-Opponent unknown ..... There 1 .
jan. 19-Xenia Central ........ There
jan. Z5-Chaminade ............. Here 15 THIS ABSURD?
Jan. 26-Hamilton Catholic ..... Here Tfiolel I
Feb 1-Fairview """"" ' ' Here He couldn't see, his sight was blurred.
Feb SHSHVHS ""' ' ' Here fThis is so sad, it is absurd.J
Feb' HHCHCD "" ' " Here Was it a cow, or was it a bird?
Feb 23-Plqua ""' " Here He couldn't see, he hadnlt heard.
. It wasnlt second, nor was it thirdg
Was it a horse, or was it a herd?
GOLF He couldn't see, he hadn't heard.
Since practically every member of last year's
team was graduated last year, this yearls golf team
may be considered fairly successful despite the fact
that they lost four matches and won one.
Matches were lost to Chaminade, Stivers, Roose-
velt, and Kiserg while Co-op. was defeated. The
team has yet to meet Fairview and Oakwood. The
regular team of Franklin Graham No. l, Bill
Thompson No. 2, Jack Thompson No. 3, and Lloyd
OJHara No. 4, will represent the Big Red in the
remaining matches with Forsberg, Gans, and
Wilcock in reserve.
CThis is so sad, it is absurd.J
He couldn't see, he hadn't heard.
QThis is so sad, it is absurd.J
The man in the moon said not a word,
He couldn't see, he hadn't heard.
No one would tell, but he inferred
He was buried, so never stirred,
He couldnit see, he hadn't heard.
CThis is so sad, it is absurd.J
-Fred Hobbs, X34
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 59
"The Record," Wheeling High School,
Wheeling, West Virginia
"The Recordn is as fine as most college papers.
This year it was awarded the All-American hon-
ors in the nation-wide contest sponsored by the
National Scholastic Press association. The award,
'fAll-Americanl' or 'fSuperior" is the highest rat-
ing that a high school newspaper can receive. One
judge in this competition said: 'fYou have a good
paper and your staff is to be congratulated on the
excellent way it has covered the news source and
written the copyfl We, too, offer this congratu-
lation, and are glad to exchange with a winner of
such high honors.
The editorial on the death of Lee Wilkinson, a
former student of Wheeling High School, is a fine
tribute to the boy. We should like to repeat here
his sonnet quoted in this essay:
t'Ask not whence I came nor where I go,
My early life means nothing unto you.
For painting them can never paint me true.
My tired feet may have slipped, but no one's hand
Can paint the dazzling sunlight on the road
That dizzied me until I could not stand,
But fell headlong upon the spot I trod.
For now's the time, the glorious, glorious now!
The hour of trial is this hour of time,
And if I win or fail, let not my brow
Be judged by past-won laurels or old grime.
The past, the future-they both melt away
Before the brilliant sunlight of today."
'fBlue and Goldl'
Central High School
Aberdeen, South Dakota
The most unusual event in any of the papers is
UField Dayll at Central High School, Aberdeen.
South Dakota, recorded in the "Blue and Gold".
tfField Dayl' is the annual day set aside for the
friendly rivalry of the junior and senior classes.
The junior and senior class presidents are marshals
of the day, and every home room is present on
the field. Contests between the two classes in
golf, tennis, girls, baseball, horseshoe pitching,
tug-ol-war, and color-fighting, take place during
the day. The outing is climaxed by a Field Day
party at eight in the evening. Lessons and books
are forgotten for at least one day, and all have a
good time. The HBlue and Gold" is a weekly
Hughes High School
This issue of the ffOld Hughesw is dedicated to
UCincinnati, the City of Fine Artsll. In an essay
on HRookwood Potteryfl the process of making that
famous pottery is described in detail. In a sec-
ond, Clement J. Barnhorn, noted sculptor of
Cincinnati, is interviewed. Cincinnati opera is
treated in a third, and f'Through the Curtain" gives
a series of interviews with famous stage stars, such
as, Ethel Barrymore, Ina Claire, Pauline Frederick,
Eva Le Gallienne, Madge Kennedy, and Effie
Shannon. UNocturne", a short story on art, tells
of a young man whose talents and ambitions are
destroyed by a tragic accident. The next issue, the
last, will be devoted to valuable pieces of art in
Hughes High School. The staff of UOld Hughesl'
should again be commended for their excellent
work in presenting this outstanding school maga-
3 Senior Scholarship Awards ii
ev . ie
MARY ALICE CREAGER-Ohio Wesleyan A
MARIFRANCES TATLOC K-Ohio Wesleyan
Five Steele students of the forty who entered the State Scholarship Test
on March 24 received ranking in the state. William Selz, with a score of
338 out of a possible 400, placed first in the state. William Gans ranked
nineteenthg while Edwin Charlesworth, Milton Graham, and Frederick
Tourkow were given honorable mention.
Steele's scholarship team made an excellent record in the tests conducted
at Oxford on May 5, carrying off third place among city teams in the
state. John McBride won Steelels only first place in Latin II, while Mary
Scott and Mary Frances Randall won second places in French II and Eng-
lish X respectively. Others ranking were Harshman Miller, fifth in
French Ig Winifred Metzger, seventh in English XIIg Milton Graham,
eighth in American Historyg William Pitcher and Robert Kany, tied for
tenth place in plane geometryg and Francis Smith, tenth in chemistry.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 61
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THE CLASS OF 734 GOES FOR A RIDE
Dick and Lewis of Steele High
A new Alston Otto once did buy,
Colored Brown and lightest White,
Trimmed in Gray to their delight.
So one day they did decide
To have a picnic after a ride.
They had Bacon and a Hamm,
Lots of Graham bread and jam.
On the highway their car struck
A big transportation truck.
Mid the rain of flying glass,
Both alighted on the Grasse.
Dick got up as if to Fant,
Looked upon the car now quaint:
He remarked with much disgust
At a Fender full of dust.
t'After this ensuing crash,
I am left with no more Kaschf'
Lewis had not felt the Schockg
He felt Keane and just tick-tock.
He replied with Wise consult,
Caring nothing of the fault.
"Why should you put up a Haller?
We can eat without a dollar.
Our lunch is here on Dlottg
Come on, let's see what welve got.
I'll be Cook and fry the Bacon:
You get Wood and a fire be Maken.
Shaman youg don't act so Wilde.
Why, your mindls a blank, my child.
Don't act Cross, get on the run,
Fetch Moore fuel and letls be done?
After eating their scant meal,
They decided to fix their mobile.
It was only a matter of witsg
For they Boldt the tattered bits.
When they Wheeler on the road,
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It refused to take its load.
Dick surmised their hopeless plight,
Saying with a hopeful light, '
HIt looks like we Walker Holm,
Fourteen miles tonight we roam.
Chewing gum does help the sick,
Come now, my boy, Haverstick.
Walking sure is hard on Korns,
Followed by heart-rending mourns.
Alston cars are quite all Wright,
They got us into this plight.
Losing one grand makes me soreg
Let us hope it Selz for Moore.
Young and Rich, without a Ford,
We end in a bughouse Ward.
Parents from home will ban us:
Tonight our dads will Tanisf'
flack Smith, ,34.
Miss Alston: And now if I were to be flogged
what would that be?
Paul Comer: That would be corporal punish-
Miss Alston: And if I were to be beheaded?
Paul: Oh, that would be capital!
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Mrs. Lohman: Why are you wrapping up those
left-over pieces of toast?
Kay: I have to make some charcoal sketches.
are if :sf
Lester Asher: I'm a coin collector.
Maurice Bertelstein: So am I. Let's get together
some day and talk over old dimes.
uf :sf sf
Bob Seabold: Is he really a typical Scotchman?
Webster Smith: Is he? He's saved all his toys
for his second childhood.
62 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
Health Hint-Always be able to cut your finger
nails with your left hand as well as your right, be-
cause some time you may lose your right hand.
be af if
THE MEAT BOY'S LOVE
I never sausage eyes as thine,
And if youlll butcher hand in mine,
And liver round me every day
W eld seek some ham-let far awayg
Weld meet life's frown with life's caress,
And cleaver road to happiness.
sf wk :sf
Mrs. Gans: Billy! Wake up!
Billy: I can't.
Mrs. Gans: Why can't you?
Billy: I ain't asleep.
br vs if
Ruth McCrabb: 1 just love men with red hair!
Margaret Leland: You do? Well, for a good time,
give me the men with green backs.
sf is is
l. Appendicitis is caused by information in the
Z. The Bastille was a place of refinement for
3. A caucus is a dead animal.
4. A haberdasher is a man who washes out har-
bours. W J
5. To irrigate is to make fun of.
6. A juvenile is what King Saul threw at David
when he was playing the harp to him.
7. The 'fMayflower Compact" is a compact of
flowers that bloom in May.
S. Premium is when you buy a box of oatmeal
and get a cup and saucer.
9. Quartz is the name for two pints.
10. The Royal Mint is what the King grows in
his Palace Gardens.
11, The Solar system is a way of teaching sing-
12. A wharf is a person who has no home and
is kept together by a large home.
13. William Tell, first president of the Swiss Re-
public, shot his little boy through the head for
stealing an apple.
14. King Alfred conquered the Dames.
Mr. Anderson: Where is the equator, and what
does it do, Bob?
Bob Lang: It is a line drawn around the globe,
and it divides hot from cold.
be wk va
Peg Young: Did you know that eleven students
of a certain university have been suspended for
driving automobiles around the campus?
Martha Plymate: In the good old days they used
to ride through college on a pony.
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Jane McConnaughey: A college education costs
from eight to ten thousand dollars.
N. L. Eichelberger: Thatls a lot of money to
invest and only get a quarter back.
af if A:
Betty Chatterton: Laugh and the world laughs
Marion Charlesworth: Weep and you streak
nk 1: :sc
Barbara Ditmer: Did you ever hear the story
of the absent-minded professor?
Betty White: No. What about him?
Barbara: He rolled under the dresser and waited
for his collar button to find him. .
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Dick Pryor: A great many animals laugh.
Courtney Grover: Of course, a great many peo-
ple give them a good cause to.
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Ralph Ablon: T here's one thing about the good
Ted Shaman: Whatls that?
Ralph: If you bought a horse you'd be pretty
sure that the model wouldn't change.
sf sk wk
james Wallace: What is a detour?
John Rudy: The longest distance between two
Pk Dk Pk
Alice Clemmer: Cats are color-blind.
Esther Wild: Therels one in our neighborhood
who certainly sounds as if he were seeing red.
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M. A. Borchers: Governmental reports show
that the American people spent ninety million dol-
lars for chewing gum last year.
Patty Blank: Hereafter the United States will
be called the Hwide open faces."
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 63
BEST BOOKS OF 1934:
How to Conduct an Assembly ........ Mr. Seigler
100 Ways of Driving a Studebaker
Cave Man ........ .,... E rwin Manny
How to Be a Star. . . .Ray Farrington
Lucky in Love ...,. ...... . . .Art Valpey
Salesmanship ........... .... K line and Shaman
The Leather Satchel ...... ...... F red Tourkow
How to Play Basketball .....,......... Mr. Reef
How to Play Football ............. HHam'l Upton
From Waterboy to Varsity in One Night
Building Muscles by Leading Cheers
Schneble and Manhardt
Biography of Morris Dlott ........ Mr. Whitworth
My Years of Golnng ........... Franklin Graham
My Brother ..................... Virginia Brien
How to Sleep in a Study Hall Without a Bed
Nursing Ca Black Eyej .............. Miss Alston
Refereeing as I Know It ........ HButchU Norman
The Art of Wearing 'tNickers'l ......... Bob Lang
Keeping Your Man .......... 'fTomll Eichelberger
Shaking Sodas ........ ....... G us Schwartz
Dashing Romeo .................. Wilmer Lewis
The Art of Acting ........,.... Harshman Miller
How to Manage Trackmeets ...... Dorothy Miller
The Ideal Secretary ............. Helen Schneider
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Helen McCoy: You're going to drive me out of
jim Langman: That isn't a driveg that's a putt.
:sf , .as :ze
Robert Caton: If you can pop in tomorrow eve-
ning I'll show you my family tree.
Don Chapin: Sorry, but Ilve promised a friend
Fd look at his cabbages.
SOMEBODY DID A GRAND SLAM
Esther Burick: She told me that you told her the
secret I told you not to tell her.
Helen Patterson: The mean thing! I told her not
to tell you I told her.
Esther: Well, donlt tell her that I told you she
:sf :sf Pk
John Holton: Ilve been waiting a whole hour for
you to make that sandwich.
Waitress: What would you like on it?
john: My teeth!
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james Jacobi: He may preach against dancing,
but I have nothing but praise for our new minister.
Franklin Graham: Yeah, I noticed that when
the collection plate was passed around.
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THE JUNIOR PLAY
Dorothy Bernard: I donit like the way you're
holding that gun.
John Reed: Well, I donlt aim to please.
ac 4: :sf
Sometimes a lonely girl goes for a stroll on a
winter's evening and has a chap on her hands the
rest of her life.
wk sf wk
When a slapstick comedian buys a pie, he always
takes it for its face value.
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The last word in airplanes: Hjumpll'
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Judge: Have you ever appeared as a witness be-
Bob Baker: Yes, your honor.
Judge: In what suit?
Bob: My blue serge.
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Our Drug Department completely stocked-Prescriptions accurately filled
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64' STEELE SPOTLIGHT
Janice Sowers: I hate people who are vague and
non-committal, don't you?
Mary Ann Coghill: HMmmmmm! "
Pk wk sf
Ted Brinkmeyer: Say, the rich people don't want
us sightseeing on their magnificent private estates.
Don Bristow: Aw, don't be a sap. join the nervy
and see the world!
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Justyne Ward: My cakes are all made with three
quarters ingredients and one quarter luck.
Charles Evans: Yeah, hard luck.
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Steve Malone Cstanding at lunch counterj: One
roast beef sandwich.
Clerk: Will you eat it here or take it with you?
Steve: I hope to do both.
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Bob Long: Oh, I'm happy because Ilve just killed
a saxophone player.
Eileen Pope: Good heavens, what will you get?
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DRESSES ' COATS " SUITS ,
Study halls are funny places
Full of young and happy faces,
Some so diligent and stern
Some so eager just to learn,
Some so vexed about their books,
Others worrying about their looks.
Some we see are sound asleep
Heads on arms in a jumbled heap,
One boyls gazing into space
The blankest look upon his face:
While beside him sits a girl
just worried sick about a curl,
When the close of school is near
One half-hour seems like 3. year,
Then at last the bell is heard
And in less time than you can say a word
All the school is rushing about
Like a bag of wind let out.
gR0semary Schaaf, '34.
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john Pickin: Say, what ought I to wear when I
caddy at the golf club tomorrow ?
Francis Smith: Two plugs of cotton in your ears.
wk :sf :if
A fellow put everything he made on the horses
and yet was never broke. He was a harness manu-
:sf :ff :xc
Mary jane Routzong, upon reading the news-
paper headline, TWO DIE IN COMPACT, ex-
claimed, L'Gosh, they must have been midgets!'l
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William Paul: I've got a strange feeling in my
head and in my stomach.
Charlotte Vangrov: Is it that empty feeling?
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Maxine Wilson: Don't forget it: knowledge is
Ellen Weimer: More power to you!
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Manuel Mayerson: Donlt become discouraged if
you have a cold in your head.
Maurice Botwin: Even that's something.
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Helen Chiles: The hostess was the cynosure of
Joan Gast: They probably wondered which fork
sheld pick up.
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Bob Bacon: Professors are denouncing football.
Dick Himes: The only thing to do is to pass a
law taking the kick out of it.
ek a ff
Everett Smith: Health specialist says that hair
and teeth are a manls best friend.
Fred Hageman: Even the best of friends will
ak af sf
Bob Forsberg: I only play golf for the sport of
Bill Gans: I understand, Ilm not very good at
sf at Pk
Erma Gillam: When you want something, how
do you get it?
Miriam Robertson: I use the sign language. I
sign for this and I sign for that.
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Eileen Martin: One rotten egg doesn't spoil the
Gerry Kasch: It does if theylre scrambled.
Pk is ek
Mr. Boldt, drawing two parallel lines on the
black-board: "What relation are these lines to each
jack Common: 'fTwins".
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Donn Brown: A prominent dentist announces
that Eskimos enjoy pain.
Fred Alexander: Dentists have that idea about
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Jack Bacon: The average doctor sits like patience
on a monument waiting for clients.
Henry Gruber: Thatls better than having the
monuments on the patients.
CAN YOU IMAGINE-
Martha Plymate's doing an adagio dance?
Richard Korns' selling ladiesl hosiery?
Esther Wild's weighing ZOO lbs?
Dave Terrill in a hurry?
Fred Hobbs with a "DH on his report?
Erma Gillam as a tight rope walker?
Noise in ZO5?
Virginia Chaffee as a prima donna?
Betty Youmans with a quiet laugh?
Betty Chatterton without punch?
Norman Haller as a minister?
Pauline Weaver without that smile?
Charles Donoff as a living skeleton?
Helen Schneider as an Evangelical campaigner?
William Pritchard staying awake in civics?
Patsy-Jo Blank without that swagger?
Carl Norman as a ladies' man?
Any girl without a compact?
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When George Matson laughed out loud in phy-
sics class the other day, Mr. Apple said, 'fDid
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1 66 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
RIDING IN A BUS
Go easy driver, canlt you see
How all these bumps do jostle me?
Lady, there is room for two
Without your standing on my shoe.
Be quiet Jimmy, donIt you see
I'm reading: now don't bother me.
DonIt bump my arm, who punched me? Say!
Oh, hello Henry, hello Ray!
There's standing room back in the car!
Driver! What do you think we are?
There goes my hat! Oh, what a time,
If I'd have walked, I'd saved a dime.
Donlt crush my hat there on the floor,
That hat once cost three ninety-four.
I can read now, Iyve got my hat,
Yes, Billy, Eh! Whatfs that?
My stop? Oh, yes! One side please,
At last Iim out! But what a squeeze!
-Harold Cruzan, '34.
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Janie Peters: Mary Anne Turner has arranged
a little piece on the piano.
Ralph Hathaway: Good! It's about time we
had a little peace around here.
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Tramp: Thank you, lady. Is there anything I
can do by way of return?
Mary Anne Turner: Yes-donit.
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Miss Brown: What happened in 1483?
Billy Borchers: Luther was born.
Miss Brown: Correct! What happened in 1487?
Billy Borchers: After a long pause, t'Luther was
four years old."
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Teacher: Why did joshua command the sun to
Fred Bacon: I guess it didn't agree with his
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Henry Baumann: What does the word Hasbes-
tos" mean across the curtain?
john McBride: Pipe down. ThatIs the Latin
word for welcome.
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Doyle Hixon: She treats her husband like a
Jack Ronicher: HoW's that?
Doyle Hixon: She places a burnt offering before
him at every meal.
Ray Zahn: Waiter, the portions seem to have
gotten a lot smaller lately.
Waiter: just an optical illusion, sir. Now that
the restaurant has been enlarged, they look smaller,
Pk Pls PF
Teacher: If I saw a man beating a donkey and
stopped him from doing so, what virtue would I be
Mary Frances Randall: Brotherly love.
Pk DF Pk
Janie Peters: Ralph is so original. He says
things to me that nobody else would dream of say-
Harriet Beckwith: Whatls he been up to now?
asking you to marry him?
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Jack Heck: How soon will I know anything
after I come out of the anesthetic?
Doctor: Well, thatIs expecting a lot from an
bk Pk Pk
John Shively: My dear man, there are hundreds
of ways of making money, but only one that's
Rudolph Van Dyke: What's that?
John Shively: I thought you wouldn't know.
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Hobart Barsalon: I was nearly bumped off twice
Charlotte Little: Once would have been enough.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 67
STUDENT, REST! Bette Moler: Do you think Ilm conceited about
fWith humble apologies to Sir W. Scottj my brains?
Student, rest! Thy toil is o'er,
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking!
Dream of quiz and test no more,
Days of horror, nights of waking.
In our schoolls enchanted hall,
Hands unseen thy grades are brewing,
Airy strains of music fall, -
Every hope in slumber dimming.
Student, rest! Thy toil is oler,
Dream of lecture rooms no more:
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,
Morn of toil, nor night of waking.
Scholar, rest! Thy chase is done,
While these slumbrous spells assail ye,
Dream not, with the rising sun,
Bells again shall sound reveille.
Sleep! the teacher's in his den:
Sleep! Thy books are by thee lying:
Sleep! nor dream of Hfailedu men,
Who on deathbeds, thee are calling.
Scholar, rest! Thy chase is done:
Think not of the rising sun,
For at dawning to assail ye,
There will no bells sound reveille.
-Frances Monroe, '3,1.
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An assembly-A conglomerous congregation of
hopeless, hopeful, and hope-to-tell-you enthusiasts
for shortened periods.
Vanity case-A "baby safe'l in arms, used to
Information desk-The reception place for tardy
pupils and unwary visitors.
A pretzel-A meal for two cents.
A permit-A complimentary ticket through the
The drinking fountain-A gathering place for
Warning bell-A signal for the pupils to begin
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Milton Margolis: Ilm going to be Napoleon at
the masquerade. How are you going?
Phil Stein: In a taxi.
Margaret Miller: Nonsense! Ilm sure that noth-
ing of that kind ever entered your head.
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Patty Murphy: Look, look at the funny holes
in that board.
Betty Atkin: Those are knot holes.
Patty Murphy: Yes, they are too, Betty.
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Youlre Telling Me ....
. . . . . .Ruth Lanich
Bolero .............. ....... D ave Terrill
Welre Not Dressing ..... ..... T he Gym Classes
The Last Round-up ..... ............ I une 7
Tarzan ................. ...... J ames Felter
. . . .Dave Patterson
. . . .jean Turner
. . . . .jack Davis
Gold Diggers of 1934 .... ........... A ny Girl
You Said a Mouthful ............... Dick Pryor
Coming Out Party ....,...... The Jr.-Sr. Farewell
20,000,000 Sweethearts ....
Spitfire ...... . .......
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68 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
Poets sing of flowers and spring,
They say the bird is on the wing,
But thatls absurd,
The wing is on the bird.
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Jack Davis at a candy counter: f'Hello, Patty."
Patty Kruger: f'What will you have?"
J. Davis: "I'll have a Peanut Pattief'
"Don't be silly, jack, what do you want?"
HI said I wanted a Peanut Pattief'
UI canft give you a peanutf'
'KI didn't say I wanted a peanut, Pattyfl
'tThen what do you want?"
UI want a Peanut Pattief,
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SEEN ON THE BULLETIN BOARD
Found---A tive dollar bill somewhere in Steele's
halls. Will the owner start a line forming at Room
203 immediately after school?
wk lr ik
Marvin Shaman: t'If Lindbergh and Santa
Claus had a race to the North Pole and Santa
Claus had a fifty mile head start on Lindbergh,
who'd get there first?"
Carolyn Englerth, after much deliberation: HI
Marvin: ttWhy, Lindbergh, of course. There
isn't any Santa Claus."
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Friend: You will soon forget her and be happy
jilted Suitor: Oh, no, I shan't. Ilve bought too
much for her on the installment system.
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Bruce Witwer: I'm a mind reader.
Paul Smith: Can you read my mind?
Bruce: No, I left my magnifying glass at home.
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Don Rossell: I was out with a new girl last
Angelos Poulos: What's she like?
Don: Everything. Beefsteak, potatoes, lobster
salad, pie, ice cream: everything.
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Louise Smyers: These biscuits are the first I
ever baked: take your pick.
Everett Smith: Dear me, are they that hard?
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They Satisfy-Ruth Lanich and Jane McCon-
Four out of Five-Go gaga over Mary Lou
Cupid Talks it Over With-Kay Hostetter.
99 44f 100 Per Cent Pure-Ruth Aszling.
Now Iim Schoolgirl Complexion All Over-Rufus
Avoid That Painted Look-Dorothy Norris.
Such jittery Nerves-Peg Young.
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Mr. Barker: What is space?
Harriet Beckwith: I have it in my head, but
can't define it.
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Miss Rosenthal: Please give me the principal
parts of Hto fail7'.
john McBride: Flunko, flunkere, faculti, set-
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Dave Patterson-I must be a most fascinating
young man. It's not my fault.
joe Kerr-Pm not afraid of work. I go to sleep
Erwin Manny-Ma, am I over-grown?
Dick Pryor-What do we come to school for?
To play and have a good time.
Ruth ClemmerfNature puts up her good mate-
rial in small packages.
Milton Graham4An opportunity to be senti-
Bob Thompson-Breadth and Depth QI have
Pauline Gebertfjust anybody.
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Dorothy De Lora: Tell me, whatys a sure sign of
Betty Worrell: A picnic.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 69
Robert Zimmer: So just a little nut started that
giant tree in yon forest?
Virginia Bucher: Yes,
twenty years ago.
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my father planted it
Andy Carmichael: How do you like to read
june Stocker: With every light in the house
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Eileen Breaden: Ruth certainly is dumb. I
asked her if she had read the book, UThe Three
Musketeersw and she replied that she didnlt like
books about insects.
Doris Thar: Where can I get that book? I like
books about insects.
PF bk sf
Ulf you'd finish my complete twenty-lesson course
in swimming, yould be a regular iish," enthused the
'tYeah,H spoke up Fred Daurn, Mat ten bucks a
lesson, I sure would be.'l
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Ernest Fisher: Where did Jack Watkins get the
training to win all those long distance swims?
Well, when Jack was a boy, he
lived across the river from school and there was a
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In the street car there's a jam,
In the theaters there's a bunch,
But no where is there such a mob
As where we eat our lunch.
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just think, Ben Balshone thinks the Mexican
border pays rent.
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Mr. Schantz: What is found in salt water be-
sides the chloride of iodine we have just been
Zimmel Miller: Herrings, sir.
Phil Porter: What are you doing tonight? How
about taking in a movie? It'll take our minds off
Bruce Perkins: Sorry, but I canlt make it. I've
got a bridge date.
Phil Porter: That's okay too. Illl jump off with
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Carl Ablon: This would seem like a good time
to go back to the farm.
There doesn't seem to be any other
class they are planning as much relief for.
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Ruth Chatterton: Did you ever speak before a
Dice Alexander: I did once.
Ruth Chatterton: What did you say?
Dice Alexander: Not guilty.
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Photo Finishing R M Novelty Pottery j
Toys and Novelties J Schogl Supplies 1
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70 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
Why is it that so many girls happened to break
the heels off their shoes fifth period last semester?
It seems a certain Steve Malone was on hall
duty at the information desk and gallantly carried
these brokghkshoes to the cobbler.
Now that S9eve resides in Mr. Seiglerls domain
no one ever 'has to have her shoes fixed. We donlt
know-maybe! ! 'R
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THINGS PD LIKE TO D0
As I go to school and grind,
Every day, and every day,
When I dream, I always find
Many things I'd like to say.
"Noi I will not write that theme.
Thatls exactly what I saidf'
How my eyes with anger gleamed
And the teacher's face turned red.
If they'd wake me from my sle6p,'
In that boresome study hall,
What reproaches I should heap
I should make them want to crawl!
This I know I'll never do
For I'm sure that I'd get f'F,ll
But I may 'ere school is through
If the teachers all turn deaf.
-Robert Cotlefman, y34.
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SHE KNEW HER NECK
The barber had used his electric clippers in cutl
ting small Betty's hair. i
HI guess my neck wasn't cleanf' she told her
mother, " ,cause that man used his vacuum cleaner
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Arthur Cross: Have your ancestors ever been
traced? . , S
Kibby Nigh: Yeah, but they were so smart they
couldn't catch 'em.
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Louise Frisch: Your car is at the door!
Dick Rossiter: I know, I hear it knocking.
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Telephone Operator: It costs seventy-five cents
to talk to Bloomfield.
Caller: Canlt you make special rates for just lis-
tening? I want to call my wife.
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Bob Zimmer: This car is sound in every part.
Bruce Witwer: So I hear.
Jerome Pope: What are shoes made from?
Jerome: Why should I hide?
Shoemaker: Hide! Hide! The cowls outside.
Jerome: Oh, let it come in: I'm not afraid.
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We never yet heard of an absent-minded pro-
fessor who forgot to flunk anyone.
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Miss Valentine says, HSome artists paint with
one eye shutf' fOthers, we believe, shut both
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One fifth of the cost of a car is in the engine and
most of the rest is in the back seat.
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The fact that the traffic cop whistles at his work
Xdoesn't seem to make him good-natured.
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James Thompson: Roderick Pugh is making good
progress with his violin. He is beginning to play
quite nice tunes.
Gowdy Durham: Do you think so? We were
afraid we'd merely gotten used to it.
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Martin Samuels: How can you be so optimistic
about the cotton crop?
Albert George: I see no weevil and hear no weevil.
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Electra Eby: Therels a man at the .door who
wants to know if we need an eliminator for the
'fleictroz Tell him we've got an axe.
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Marion Charuhas: The football games with Yale
and the Army.
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Betty Ellis: I read O. O. McIntyre regularly,
but for the life of me I canlt remember what his
initials stand for.
Kay Furnas: Odd.
Betty: Yes, isn't it?
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come ahead, 'fCome on, whatls the matter with
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