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Editor-in-Chief .,,...... ,.,.....,,....... P hilip Stein
Associate Editor ......... ......,,. C harles Harbottle
Sr. Business Manager ...... .Y........ L loyd O'Hara
Asst. Business Manager ....... ...,,.,. R obert Baker
J r. Business Mahager ..............Y,., Stanley Frankel
Assts. Jr. Business Managers ...,.,...... Boris Sokol
Soph. Business Manager ..............,7..,... Jack Lisle
Asst. Soph. Business Manager..David McMillen
Senior Local Editor ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Betty Mundhenk
Junior Local Editor ...................,,, Jean O'C0nnor
Sophomore Local Editor ,,.,,, Martha Richardson
Alumni Editor .....,..,..i...,.......,....., Charlotte Poock
Exchange Editor ..,..,... ........ N orman Cowden
Art Editors ,,.,,,,,,,,,,,, .,...,.. C atherine Lohman
Society Editor ........,. ,....,. F ranklin Graham
Society Editor ..,,,, ,..,,.,, K atherine Boose
Athletic Editor ,,.,.,,,
Athletic Editor .,,,,,,.,.....
Clrculatl on Manager .,,,..,,..,......,.. Eugene DuVal
Asst. Circulation Managers .,.,..,.,. Bruce Witwer
Jr. Circulation Manager .,..................,. Carl Smith
Asst. J r. Circulation Manager .....,., John Shively
Soph. Circulation Mgr ......... Gibbons Fitzpatrick
Science Editor .........................,...,.... Francis Smith
Senior Contributing Editor ...... Dorothy Bernard
Asst. Sr. Contributing Editor .,,. Marian Margolis
Junior 'Contributing Editor .,.... Dolores Simpson
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF SPOTLIGHT
Agora ,,..,..., ..,..
Art Club ........
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Library Club ,...,,.... ...................,.,, J ohn Lee
Neotrophean .....,.. .,....,,,,,,,,,, D ewey Butts
Philomathean .......,,. ,..,,., W illiam Fitzpatrick
Press Club ,...,.... ,,,...,,,,.,,,,, D on Rossell
Representatives appointed by the Principal
from the school at large ..,, Norman Cowden
FACULTY ADVISERS FROM THE
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
Miss Mary Alice Hunter
Miss Wilmah Spencer
Miss Frances Hunter
Miss Faye Cleveland
Miss Myriam Page
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"HAIL AND FAREWELLU
As the school year draws to a close, we
seniors realize that our pleasant days spent at
Steele are soon to be ended. Like the end of
a perfect day, we dread realizing that our three
years of enjoyment through the acquisition of
knowledge, through the strong friendships
made, the Fine ideals instilled, are to end with
This school has meant a great deal to all of
us. Our principal and assistant principal have
made us feel that Steele is our schoolg we
should better it if possible, be proud of it, hold
it high in our thoughts. We cannot express in
words our deep appreciation to all the teachers
for their untiring efforts in order to prepare
us for later life. They have instilled within us
the desire to make our lives worth while. They
have been the guiding torch, leading us on to
high thoughts, morals, and desires. They have
always been willing to help us, and to them
we owe our sincerest thanks. We want them
to feel that they are our permanent friendsg and
that whenever we can be of aid, We are at
"To have a true friend is to possess one of
the world's greatest treasures." We appreci-
ate the number of highly valuable friendships
that we have made in our school careers. When
we graduate, we want to retain them as worthy
assets. The association with other boys and
girls in school has been, perhaps, one of the
finest possible means of preparation for later
life. We have acquired many friends and, at
the same time, poise and mental balance.
In school our extracurricular activities have
rounded out our personalities and physical
characteristics. We have had ample oppor-
tunity for the cultivation and training in
leadership. In athletics our athletes have
been instilled with strong hearts and good
ethics of sportmanship. Every type of
school activity entered into has helped us in
some way or in some manner, intellectually,
physically, or morally. Our school has been
the vital factor in the expansion of our mental
ability, in the development of our personality,
in the completion of new American manhood
We look back with joyous feelings at the
innumerable pleasant experiences that we have
enjoyed in our short school careers. We most
certainly will retain the strong friendships
made, the high ideals created, and the vast
knowledge received in our three years as Steele
students. As we leave let us say, '4Hail and
farewell to Steele, the Hnest school in the land."
"Cheer for Steele High School, hail her bright
Deep in our hearts will her memory remain."
Leonard Levy, '35.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 9
AFTER GRADUATION, WHAT?
Yesterday it was education, today it is gradu-
ation, tomorrow it is separation, then what?
After graduation, we pass from the premier
stage of manhood and womanhood to the ad-
vanced period. The crucial stage of our lives
stands before us, Our future depends upon it.
Can we afford to waste it?
The burdens of life will slowly be clamped
upon our shoulders. Are we prepared to carry
them? Many of us will be fortunate enough to
be able to attend a school of higher learning
and thus be better prepared to meet this situa-
tion. However, the greater percentage will be
compelled to rely on past education combined
with forthcoming experience.
From a common class in preparatory educa-
tion, we shall be separated, some of us to meet
again, others never. The vast fields of profes-
sion, business, and domestic happiness will be
traversed by us. Many will wander away, never
again to see Steele or Dayton. Thus a Steele
influence will be carried to business, to homes,
and to different parts of the world through our
Remember, the road to success is steep and
full of difficulties. For some it will be an easy
climb, for others rough and perhaps very difH-
cult, unless-unless you, the fortunate ones,
lend a helping and guiding hand. Student co-
operation is fundamental at Steeleg cooperation
among fellowmen is of invaluable aid in life.
We are all Godls children, we were all created
equal, therefore no man is better than his
neighbor, regardless of race, color, creed, or
This is the road that lies ahead. Its summit
can be gained only by constant striving and
efforts on our parts. Today, graduation, we
first place foot on the path. Shall we be able
to remain on this straight and narrow path?
Shall we be successful? Shall we be happy?
After graduation, what?
Harry Green, '35.
THE HORIZON WIDENS
When we were admitted into high school, the
one goal toward which we looked was gradua-
tion. To us it meant something beautiful and
something significant. To some it was the
point where our formal education would cease
and our life work would beging to others it
merely marked the end of the fundamentals in
education, and the place where higher learn-
ing would begin. But whether we are fortu-
nate enough to continue our education, or
whether we seek employment, it pleases us to
know that we have reached one goal in life.
Now, with graduation at our very door-
step, the outlook on life is wider. We look with
eagerness for new goals to conquer and new
fields of endeavor. We see before us a Vast
horizon, much more immense than the one we
saw when our years of secondary education be-
gan. For those who prefer idleness, there are
dark clouds aheadg for those who would work
in earnestness at any task that may come their
way, there is a life of beauty and comfort OH
the horizon, and the happiness of a work well
Our teachers have patiently taught us to live
and to appreciate the beautiful things of life.
They have instructed us to think cleanly and
clearly and to judge wisely and intelligently.
To them we owe a debt of gratitude for the
unceasing endeavors that they have made f01'
the express purpose of preparing us to choose
a goal on the widened horizon of life.
William Paul, '35.
Molten emeralds topped with pearls,
Bubble diamonds, dancing, gay,
Leaping, wild, in oceanis tub
Bathing for a holiday.
Margaret Sullenbarger, '35.
10 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
S0 NOW YOU'VE GRADUATED
So now you've graduated and what next?
This is the question that is in the mind of every
graduate. Right now this is the greatest prob-
lem of our lives. All think how splendid it
is to be graduated, but, on second thought, do
they realize the problems with which they will
be confronted? The sophomores and juniors
say, "Oh! how lucky you are to be graduated
in Junef, They do not know that we seniors
are K'racking" our brains to think of what we
are going to do after graduation in June.
While going to school, we have had our days
so occupied with studies that we have never
had the chance to think how trying our days
would be if we were idle. Some of us may
not realize now how much our life in school
will mean to us after it is over. Some of us
who have no chance for further education will
look back and say, HHOW I regret that I did
not get more out of my school life."
Those who are fortunate will continue their
education, but most of us will enter the uni-
versity of actual experiences where a routine
is not laid out for us, where teachers will not
guide us, where the current will engulf us with
serious problems. How shall we solve these?
Those of us who are physically and mentally
strong will in time find a place, and those who
are weak will probably fall along the way-side,
but we do have one privilege, the hope that only
youth can kindle. With that ever before us as
a beacon light, we will go through this, what
we term, life, as successes or failures.
Each year brings greater problems of un-
employment because of the social conditions.
We are entering a world of turmoil out of a
peaceful classroom. That is why it will be so
difficult to adjust ourselves to the extreme
change. Let us hope and pray that the future
will hold for all of us, and those who will follow
us, peace and contentment and the kind of suc-
cess that we have set out to seek.
Marion Margolis, '35,
IN THE GARDEN
I saw a row of hollyhocks
Within a garden bright and small,
Along a path of sun-warmed rocks
And by an ivy-covered wall.
They stood so tall, so stiff and prim,
Such glorious hues and colors rare,
Red, pink, and white, and ivory dim,
Were mingled with the green leaves there
And still, in memory, I retain
A picture of that flowered train.
Margaret Mikesell, '35,
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Gone by as clouds that scurry far above,
First doubt, next hope, then love.
We've spent inside these ancient walls,
We've walked these hallowed halls,
And now we graduate!
Are done of work and toil by day,
That filled with study quickly pass away,
A toast to you, old Steele,
Need we explain just how we feel,
Now that we graduate?
James Stichter, '35.
A murmuring river, crystal clear,
Speckled trout playing near,
Granite boulders draped in spray,
Radiant June kneels down to pray.
June, so beautiful and fair,
Is wearing cherries in her hair.
Mary Wirsching, '35,
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VIRGINIA SMITH FRANK S1-EINKE
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RICHARD STEWART CHARLES STOWE
JAMES STICHTER MARY ANNE STUTZ
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40 STEELE SPOTLIGHT,'
The Epic: of Oswald thc Fl
I am a fly-not the common, ordinary type, but one
of the original descendants of the famous Steele fly
called "Oswald" I so venerated my great, great
grandfather, "Oswald," that I took his name. His ex-
periences are known within a radius of six miles,
the greatest distance any fly has ever attained. He
impressed me very much with his stories of Steele
One day when I was reading in the home edition
of the Flypaper about a famous department store
in New York, I found that it was run entirely by
former Steele students. I immediately packed my
tie, shirt, and toothbrush and was there in a few hours.
My entrance was not the grand thing it might have
been, however. I was gallantly rescued from a sad
experience with the revolving door by the dignified
doorman, John Rudy. After this I found my way
to the Information Desk and received explicit direc-
tions from Mary Jane Deeter as to the whereabouts
of the beautiful new dining-room. On my way I
buzzed into a very important lady-we collided, so to
speak. I practically fell off her nose from astonish-
mentg it was Bee Harris, the president of the Girl
Scouts of America. She was surprised, in fact, she
slapped me. Shels changed her name to Mrs. Ted
Brinkmeyer, of Brinkmeyer, Baker, and Asher, lawyers.
I wended my way finally to the elevator, narrowly
escaping Mrs. Chris Dale Cnee Elizabeth Smithj. Their
penthouse is the talk of the town. She was accom-
panied by her chauffeur, Robert Hall, a governess
for the three children, Louise Esterlineg and a private
detective, Edward King. They were all guarding the
beautiful necklace Mrs. Dale wore, given to her by a
friend, Virginia Bucher. Virginia was traveling in
Europe at the time. The elevator came in sight. I
breezed on and asked the elevator boy for the floor
of the dining-room. Allen Stokes answered with this
startling remark: "Third floor-ladies, ready-to-wear,
shoes, book shop, and knitting school. Watch your
As the elevator ascended I looked about me and
saw Anne Oscherwitz, Eileen Fisher, Dorothy Good,
Katherine Ganster, Hellen Kelly, Doris McDonald,
Helen Hutzelman, Christine Bell, Margaret Durnell,
and Evalyn Fetterhoff apparently headed for the cook-
ing school which, I found later, was taught by Miss
Ruth Katz, who had gone far in that profession. After
leaving the elevator I skittered along over the heads
of an interested group comprised of Phyllis Frappier,
Peggy Steger, Mary Folino, Janet Husted, Angeline
Make, and Miriam Davy, who were watching a new
washer being demonstrated with much gusto by Eugene
DuVal. I dare say it was a fine machine, since it
had been invented by the noted Robert Lowman and
Charles Levy. Just at that instant the unforeseen
happened, and our worthy demonstrator and Kilbourne
Nigh, buyer for the lingerie department, who was
passing, were splattered from top to toe with lovely
soapsuds made from the best of soap flakes which,
by the way, was a product of the brilliant John Lee.
Darting away just in time, I continued onmy way
to the dining-room, and, my good friends, I really
got there this time. As I entered I was enthralled by
the beautiful music of Harry Cramer's Orchestra. Ah,
but why wouldn't the music be wonderful when it
was being produced by such talented perfonners as
Paul Smith, Robert Zimmer, on vacation from South
America, Lloyd O'Hara, Norman Cowden, Walter
Green, Dwight Ullery, singers, Carl Hancock, Frank
Miller, Robert Cherry, and Robert Ulrich. The three
melody sisters, Clara Banta, bass, Edith Buske, con-
tralto, and Dewey Butts, soprano, were crooning into
a microphone. I spoiled the little party, and it sounded
over the radio like a machine gun going off. Or at
least thatls what my friends told me when I got back
home. Feeling slightly faint, I landed on the nearest
What richness! The finest imported celery, grown
by Marjorie Coffman in her California garden, sun-
ripe oranges from the famous McMillen grove in Ari-
zona. Miss McMillen, the owner, is an inspiring actress.
Who should be eating at this table but Bruce Witwer,
president of the department store, and Philip Stein,
treasurer. Incidentally, Phil was spending a lot of
money. William Paul, business manager, was also
eating wth them, or pretended to. His lawyers,
Pickrel, Paulos 8: Rohr, had just told him that he had
lost S100,000 in the stock market on Washlake, Inc.,
dealing in silver found in lakes. A lovely waitress
was gathering up the dishes. Ellen Weimar, the man-
nequin who is talked about all over New York, was
displaying what the modern waitress will wear. Dresses
by Rhea Smart, Fifth Avenue. She seemed to be very
much interested in Tom Radabaugh, the famous
swordsman and fencer. Some of his pupils, James
Dickson, the red-haired duelistg Mark Deal, a wonder-
ful lungerg and Tom Cole, his assistant, were lunch-
ing with him.
Over in a corner, Mr. Weaver, owner of a large
motorcycle corporation, was giving a dinner party
for his super-salesmen and salesladies. They were
Eugene Burton, Ben Brock, Frank Zavakos, Calvin
Mefford, James Zehring, Marion Merritt, Robert Long,
Delphos Owen, Magnus Margolis, Jack Holton, Robert
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 41
Swank, Tipton Clark, and Stanley Schultz. The women
included Sally Weller, a speed demon, Edith West, who
could drive a cycle standing on her head, and Gladys
Jache. They all were very adept motorcyclists. In
fact, they used motorcycles instead of automobiles.
After dinner, I flew to the ceiling and settled
there for a nap. I lost my hold and landed in
Forest Ward's soup, the famous bowler ,now run-
ning a recreation hall in the store. He bowled me out
quickly. I hastened to the door, and: there was Jean
Carlson back from her non-stop flight. Her mechanic
on the trip was Thomas Courtney, the playboy who
likes to work. As president of the Trace Kline, Kiacs
and Stowe Furniture "Pay As You Get It" Company,
he decided to get away from it all. Well, I finally
got out of the dining-room.
Feeling the need of some mental exercise, I decided
to visit the bookshop next. As I was nonchalantly
buzzing past one of the shelves, I saw something which
made me come to a dead-stop. It was the sight of
a bright red book entitled "Life Begins When You
Get Up," written by none other than Mr. John Pickin,
rising young author and an enthusiastic long-distance
walker. The illustrations the book contained were
the most catchy that I had seen for quite a long time.
They were the result of the talent of Jayne Tilton, who
was at this time an artist famous in every civilized
Turning aside, I heard a very enthusiastic voice
inquiring of June Stocker, the person in charge, as
to the latest volume of poetry published by Patty
Murphy. The possessor of the enthuiastic voice was
Earl Schultz, evidently one of the poet's most ardent
admirers. He finally took "The Latest Adventures
of Wee Willie Wolf," by Maxine Wilson. It was a
restful place, and, being tired, I reclined on the arm
of a chair. There was Mary Wirsching, writer of "The
Care and Feeding of Animals," eating Goodman candy
bars and reading Collin Hawkins' "Life of Robert
Gross, the Deep-Sea Diver." I hurried out of the
bookshop and into the knitting school. I was nearly
crocheted into a sweater Betty Atkins was making.
If you laid all the sweaters end to end that she had
knitted, you would have the best assortment of sweat-
ers in the country. People paid just to watch her.
There was Eileen Breaden, president of an eastem
Girls' College, and Adele Block, known for her fancy
knitting, and Dorothea Wicke, who holds the world's
record for the fastest knitting, " a sweater made while
you wait." Ruthanna Hatfield was there, serving tea.
Her drop-stitches had captured the admiration of the
whole country. Dorothy McCrabb was delivering her
famous debate: "Resolved, That knitting is a pastime,
not a pleasurefl Her colleagues were Doris Heckman
and Janet Hart, her opponents were Mary E. Hyre,
Clarice Newberger, and Nancy Simes. Knitting my
way out of the room, I hurried to the Women's Sport
Shoppe. Camilla Suarez, in charge, was assisted by
Kay Furnas and Ruth Lantz. Betty Frank was there,
buying costumes for her latest revue, "In the Good
Old Days of '35," by Webster Roberts. Some famous
dancers were with her, including Florence Phillips,
Margaret Miller, Elaine Malloy, and Ruth Buchanan.
Dorothy Jane Bernard, celebrated monologist, was
buying a very simple linen suit, designed by Winifred
DeWeese, for her latest sketch, which she wrote her-
As I was flitting around, I suddenly became aware
of a style show which was in progress. I immediately
recognized many famous models of the day, among
whom were Eileen Pope, Sara Sabo, Mary Ann Frizell,
June Traub, Ruth Tumer, Kenneth Emrick, Hawley
Penn, and William Ford. The best came last, it was
a mock wedding and, oh, what beauty! The bride
was Marion Charuhas, who wore a gorgeous creation
of white lace and carried lillies from the flower shop
of Louise Frisch. Robert Parker was the blushing
bridegroom. The bridesmaids, gowned in dainty pas-
tels, lent additional charm to the scene. They were
Marjorie Colby, Mildred Blum, Kathryn Bolenbaugh,
Margaret Curtis, Mary Jane Hoban, and Dorothy De-
trich. James Wilcox, may I add, was the best man.
After leaving this beautiful place I was found no-
where in particular, but was soon lost in the folds of
Betty Jane Worrell's umbrella. After finally finding
my way out of this dilemma, I narrowly missed plung-
ing straight into a glass of Coca-Cola which was held
by John Harshman, the illustrious multi-millionaire.
Talking with him were three other influential busi-
nessmen of the time. They were Frank Steinke, Rob-
ert McKale, and Paul Mount. Behind the counter I
saw Harry Wagner and Harold Fouch, accomplished
As I continued on my way, I passed Lydia Osborn
doing pastels of children, June Curtiss, busy sketch-
ing an imported gown, and the offices of Mary Horst-
man, the photographer. In her display window I
noticed a picture of Betty Jane Ellis.
Next I took my way along the corridors of the sec-
tion of the building given over to offices. On the
first door I saw the name of Dale Lloyd, D.D.S. My
curiosity being aroused, I followed Ellen Sinks and
Violet Mueller into the waiting room, or, to be per-
fectly frank, I rode in atop Ellen's new chapeau, a
creation by Betty Gillam, famous milliner of McCar-
thy, Gradsky, and Herzog. Inside were seated James
Owen. The latter
Moore, Richard Rice, and George
was looking so sad that I knew he must be next.
Farther down the hall I entered the law office of
Harshman Miller, who was at that time busily talking
with Violet Deering, who was suing her latest hus-
band, Gerald Helker, for divorce. I noticed a beauti-
ful stenographer over in a corner. When I had settled
on her Ledford portable, I recognized her as Helen
Sword. She was getting out a court summons. I had
just read, Samuel Klarin, plaintiff, versus Lewis
Chance, defendant, when I was shooed off the shift
key. I flew out the door over the heads of Wendell
Thomas and Lester Drury, who were just coming in,
and followed Franklin Graham, owner of the newest
42 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
and most elaborate hotel in New York. He was on
his way to meet Harry Green, of Green's Laundry,
George Tyler, manager of the New York Sun, owned
by Charles Friend, and Donald Bristow, Secretary of
War in the cabinet of Francis Smith, President.
Turning a corner, I came upon a group of people
entering the school for training in better salesman-
ship. There was Charlotte Vangrove, buyer of gloves,
Mary Jane Routzong, from the infants' wear, Gladys
Redding, ready-to-wear, Thelma Parnell, hosiery,
Eleanor Hargrove, jewelry, Doris Tharr, notions, Betty
Brownell, silverware, and George Turney, leather-
goods. The regular instructor was Frank Worbs, as-
sisted by Collins Wight.
I happened to look into a mirror and noticed that
my eyebrows needed plucking, so I thought I'd better
look up the beauty shop before I looked too terrible.
The shop was managed by M. Maurice Bertelstein,
who shaped the most charming coiffures in New York.
Bill Fitzpatrick, who was giving a wave to Richard
Martin, was the permanent waver. He had invented
the William Wave, which was taking New York by
storm. Willard Gerling was the chief barber. At that
moment he was in the midst of cutting Athella Geyer's
golden locks. Jess Conners and Jim Carter were get-
ting a manicure given by Bette Moler and Electra Eby,
respectively. Everyone was busy and no one seemed
to pay any attention to me, so I left.
I was buzzing around James Levering, the floor-
walker, who was telling Agnes Crusey very emphat-
ically that the basement store was in the basement.
I decided to breeze along with Agnes and soon found
myself in the ten-cent store. There I saw Micky
Reardon, she was in charge of a chain of these stores.
She knew exactly what would appeal to the people
and was fast becoming the richest woman in the city.
Who should be shopping there but Mrs. John Reed
Knee Charlotte Poockj, wife of the Secretary of State.
His private secretary was Joy Sterzenbach, and her
private secretary was Miriam Ritchee. Keith Max,
with that school-girl complexion, was demonstrating
Helen Patterson's Face Cream. A group of rapt men
and women watched him, including Thelma Maxton,
Amelda Mendenhall, Velma Dearing, Helen Koogler,
Dorothy Tank, Mary Jane West, Robert Campbell,
Libero Daniel, Earl Ray, and Alvin Lukowitz. Look-
ing over some of the articles for sale, I saw Fahrer's
hairnets, Ellison's nail polish, Stafford's tooth paste,
Shoecra.ft's wave set, Wilhoite's false eyelashes, Still-
well's powder, and Updyke's curlers.
As the grocery was on the same floor as the basement,
I sailed over, and there was Ervin Pickles selling-
well, what do you think? I looked at cans of foods,
and the names Isaw were these: Harden's Hardy Corn,
Kerezie's Ketchup, Lehman's Liver, McCleary's May-
onnaise, Simpson's Soups, Lent's Lima Beans, Perkin's
Pineapples, and Moshos's Mushrooms. The fruits were
taken care of in the following manner: Simmon's Citrus
Grapefruit, R. Patterson's Peaches, Pfeifferys Pears, and
I left the grocery store and made my way to the
Little Theater, just for diversion, you know, Their
repertoire consisted of ten plays, including "Up from
the Bronx," by Ralph Funk, Andrew Carmichae1's
"Athletic Boy," Katherine Williams' "Needle in the
Pin Cushion," Max Munier's "The Peach Orchard,',
Jerry Podoyak's K'Simple Hedda," George Willet's "Life
On An Island," James Sidewell's "A Tea Pot of China,"
Martha Burger's "The Wing On the Bird," Mamie
Coughlin's "The Twenty-first Chair," and Janet Way-
bright's "Life Goes On."
The owner and director of this little theater was
Katherine Boose, famed puppet maker, Margaret
Sullenbarger, golden-voiced interpretative reader, is
working with her. The visiting opera star, Mary Ann
Coghill, was rending the air at the moment. She prac-
tically blew me out of the door. Having escaped alive,
I bumped into Kathryn Angst, school teacher, who
had come to visit her old friends. She was with Mary
Rose Cromer, superintendent of schools in New York.
Richard Stuart's murals decorated the walls of the
theater. These murals were so precious that they were
guarded by detectives Don Thomas, Charles Aszling,
Ernest Fisher, and Richard Juday. These young men
had been chosen for their honesty and trustworthiness.
Outside I saw Don Rossell, Paul Prear, Dave Gay-
lord, Charles Conway, James Jackson, and Martin
Samuels, all carrying tennis racquets. They were on
their way to the recreation hall. On the way up I
buzzed around Jane Hageman, who was just entering
the offices of Hageman and Treutle, Designers. They're
very successful, too, I hear. As we passed through the
furniture department, the sweet music of a violin
caught and held my attention. It was a broadcast
from Radio City featuring Marjorie Kline, supported
by Marion Margolis, Ida Cowens, Bonnie Graham,
Vivian Hillman, Mary Matthews, Winifred Poe, Mil-
dred Booher, Oma Olinger, Vivian Thomas, and Anna
Breese. The announcer was none other than Charles
Harbottle, who quite convinced me that I should try
Schwartz and Schoen Coffee. The radio that I heard
was a Jacobi, put out by the Margolis and Levy Elec-
At last we were in the recreation hall. The en-
trance was virtually lined with pictures of famous
sportsmen. Among the football players were E. J.
Reynolds, of course, Hubert Noonan, Charles Evans,
LeRoy Johnson, Lyn Ryan, and Alena Wheat. The
tennis stars, oddly enough, were mostly girls. These
were Barbara Lincoln, Margaret Mikesell, Virginia
Smith, Charlotte Woerl, Edith Scott, Carl Huffman,
Bill Schulmann, Ru.fus Hatfield, Charles Tanis, and
Albert George. The prominent golfers of the day are
Fred Ware, Robert Crozier, Bertha Mosrow, Bertha
Distel, Robert Weaver, Florence Subject, Orvilla Shiv-
erdecker, Phyllis Lee, and Marinda Johnson.
After watching a set of doubles played by Margie
Beard, Dorothy Wurstner, Ruth Templeton, and Vera
Shellabarger, I became so enthralled by the game that
I set out for the toy department to get a little racquet
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 43
for my nephew. Donald Cordier sold me a Stichter
racquet and some balls. A few steps to my right Wil-
bur Huff was trying to interest Lura Smith and Mar-
jorie Emrick in little red wagons for a carnival which
they were sponsoring. The proceeds were to go to
charity. Turning away, I stared at three great writers
of historical novels. They were Clara Distel, Margery
Mattis, and Jean Hull. Was that a moment to be
Over in the music department I lingered around to
hear Ned Wilgus sing some of the latest favorites. He
was accompanied by Miss Doris Pfoutz, who spends
one day a week of her busy life here as an attraction
that has helped to make this store the famous one that
it is I finally chose "Trees in Bloom." The words
were written by Mary Jane Stansel and the music
by Ann Reeves.
And now, dear me, celebrities literally flocked about
my ears! There was Mary Scott, founder of two col-
1eg9SS Janie Sowers, flyerg Katherine Lohman, Secre-
tary of Labor and noted oratorg Louise Brining, au-
thority 011 fO0dS and their preparationg and Rembert
Stokes, outstanding lawyer.
Right in front of me was the Candy Shoppe, run
by Frances George. My, how I like candy! Traveling
farther on the same floor, I came to the Cosmetics De-
partment. There was Mary Ann Stutz, manager, with
"the skin you love to touch." She was talking to the
secretary of the vice president, Bernice Boen, who now
drives her own Packard which she bought at the
Moffat, Samuel, and Simpson Car Company. What a
variety of cosmetics there were! M, Steve Malone
Lipstick, Harriet Potaskey Powder, Mme. Dolly William-
son Compacts, Fred Daum Perfume, Beth Brown Face
Cream, Virginia Conley Rouge, Virginia Earley As-
tringent and, last but not least, Carmen Wilson Eye
Shadow. These famous cosmetic specialists' names
have become household words.
Across the way was the Bakery and Delicatessen,
capably managed by Betty Mundhenk, assisted by
Alma Cunningham, Angeline Pool, and Dorothy De-
Lora. The special'was butterscotch rolls, but with all
my contriving I was not able to sneak into those glass
cases for a bite.
In the store directory I noticed the Pet Shop, so
I flew there as fast as I could. Imagine whom I saw!
None other than Jack Breidenbach selling love-birds.
But here a terrible thought struck me: I had left my
bag up at the swimming pool. I was up there in a
jiffyg but when I saw it I got so excited that I plunged
head-first into the pool! However, just then along
came Dorothy Garber with her butterfly net and fished
me out. Dorothy has always been a true friend of
insects. Had it not been for her, I should never have
lived to tell my tale.
1 Charles Levy 7 Charles Harbottle
'G' -:- 4- 4- -:- -:- ZZ
OHIO STATE TEST FOR SENIORS
Rank in County
1 Francis Smith 8 John Lee
3 Mary Scott
Clara Distil, Jean Hull, Bruce Witwer, Keith Max, Eugene DuVal, Martin Samuels,
Harshman Miller, James Jacobin, Milton Margolis, Herbert Morris, John Pickin.
OHIO STATE SCHOLARSHIP TEST
Held at Miami University
Steele ranked second in the State in ther Ohio State Scholarship Tests.
PLACE SUBJECT STUDENT PLACE SUBJECT
2 English 12
3 World History
6 American History
Modem Language 2 Chas. Harbottle
English 11 Mary F. Randall
DISTRICT WINNERS IN OHIO STATE SCHOLARSHIP TESTS
1 Modern Language 2
1 English 12
2 World History
2 Modern Language 2
3 American History
PLACE SUBJECT STUDENT
Latin I Carl Smith
English 11 Mary Francis Randall
Geometry Henry Needham
Latin 2 Thelma Pickles
World History Maurice Gersh
English 12 Isabel Sajovitz
American History Clara Distil
English 10 Dorothy Jache
Q 'C' - 'G' -r -.' 'Q' 12' Q1
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 45
2 MAY DAY One wonders how a day of flowers came to
That May Day is no longer a general holiday
is regrettable, for we need the joyous spirit
which once prevailed on such gala days. Our
pleasures today are more artificial, we seem
to have lost the ability to enjoy the simple
things in life. Our people are too sophisticated
and too indifferent to arrange gay gatherings
like those on former May Days.
For centuries the English celebrated this
day by a pagan festival taken directly from the
Roman Floralia. In early days the ladies and
gentlemen joined in the dances. Henry VIII
often took part in them. In the sixteenth cen-
tury, going forth at an early hour of morning
to get flowers and hawthorn branches was still
a custom of the middle and humbler classes.
They decorated all the doors and windows in
the village with the hawthorn branches, which
had come to be known as the "May." The fair-
est maid was then crowned Queen of the May
and decked with multi-colored blossoms. All
day the villagers danced and sang, forgetting
their cares and the monotony of daily life in
this joyful fete. The center of attraction was
the May-pole, a fixed pole as high as the mast
of a hundred-ton vessel, on which were sus-
pended wreaths of flowers. The Puritans
caused these poles to be uprooted and, though
some were raised again during the Restoration,
soon only a few remained. Washington Irving
said that he saw one, and that he should never
forget the delight he felt on seeing it. This one
bare pole was the only reminder of the gay
dances. The poets felt the charm of this merry
greeting to spring and wrote many exquisite
lyrics about it.
Few people now celebrate May Day. In
London, small bands of chimney sweeps, in
fantastic dresses, dance through the street.
be observed only by chimney sweeps. In most
countries the one thing distinguishing May Day
from other days is the fact that there are more
We need some general holiday that will rouse
popular enthusiasm and cause people to forget
some of their selfishness and greed. No cele-
bration should vanish that can be hailed as
"an image of primeval times and a sample of
world to come."
Mary Scott, '35.
Close thine eyes,
Think not of moon nor stars,
Nor sun, nor dawn!
Think not of sunlit glories,
Nor purple shadows on the lawng
Close thine eyes!
Think not of worlds before thee,
Nor some far-reaching scheme!
Think not of beauty lingering,
But while thou'rt sleeping-dream!
Patty Murphy, '35,
I'm a most cosmopolitan flower,
I require neither trellis nor bower,
But grow in a lovely garden the same
As I grow in Mrs. O Leary's lane.
I stand up proud, and straight, and tall,
At garden gate or against the wall.
High on my stem little blossoms grow
Like dainty bonnets in a milliner's row.
Lydia Osborn, '35.
46 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
AN HONEST BETRAYAL
Grey dawn silently folded her wrap of sil-
very mist about her and slowly tiptoed away
from the Indian village. The first rays of the
morning sun rested gently upon the teardrops
dawn had left behind, and transformed them
into a sea of twinkling mirrors. The nodding
wildflowers along the path which led into the
camp awakened, and sleepily tendered their
fragrance to the fresh, crisp air. From within
the woods the melodious clarion of the feath-
ered flock rang clearly out. It was morning!
The flap of a tepee was warily moved aside,
and an Indian maiden slipped quietly out.
Without casting a glance about the camp, she
hastened up the mountain trail. She swung
along the trail with swift, firm steps, the char-
acteristic of the race. With the grace of a
willow reed, her lithe figure swayed in rhyth-
mical motion as she moved forward. The young
girl had raven locks, which were bound tightly
at the nape of her neck. Sorrow dwelt in the
dark depths of her eyes, and sadness caused
her lips to droop. Even the beauty of the new
day could not dispel the tribulation in her
heart. The maiden steadily ascended the
mountain upon whose summit the sun's pink
rays were dispersed. When she had achieved
the crown, she stood motionless, gazing at the
little town so comfortably nestled at the foot
of the opposite mountain. Her eyes flamed
with passion as she mentally pictured its fu-
ture. The anger that surged within the slim
form was released by the constant clenching
and unclenching of her hands. The town had
previously sheltered her, bestowed kindnesses
upon her, had been a place of joy and great
delight to her. Within its circle she had made
many friends who were dear to her. They were
her friends and would remain her friends!
This she vowed. The young girl determinedly
turned herself about and descended the slope
up whence she had come.
The blazing sun sank lower and lower be-
hind the dark ridge of trees. The stately elms
were quiet in sleep. Below, the looping river
glided calmly by, its surface as smooth as mar-
ble and as shimmering as glass. The stars
winked mischievously at the deer that were
prancing lightly to the water's edge to drink.
The horizon was bathed in a ghostly white, the
herald of the moon. With majestic splendor
the midnight-orb was drawn into the heavens
to attend her nocturnal vigilance. She dissem-
inated her cool, pale radiance upon the black
waters in a broad, gleaming path. A vague
shape broke into the stream of light like a
shadow. It took the shape of a canoe with a
stalwart Indian at its stern. His copper skin
glowed as he swayed to and fro keeping time
to his stroke. After his passage across the
patch of light on the river, many others swiftly
followed him, their red, dull color shining un-
der the moon's illumination. Thus the tribe
was transported across the distance that lay
between the camp and the town. Noiselessly,
the war-painted savages disembarked and pad-
ded through the forest with a cat-like tread.
They approached the village and prepared to
perpetrate their malicious crime. Before their
war-cry could be given utterance, a volley of
shots showered upon them. In dumbfounded
amazement they took refuge in the forest and
made ready to defend themselves. The town's
inhabitants fired with amazing accuracy and
lasting bravery. The outsmarted red men
could not withstand the steady hail of bullets,
and retreated to the edge of the water after but
a few hours' fighting. They pushed their ca-
noes into the river and wound their return
back to camp.
The Indian squaws crouched around the
camp fire anxiously awaiting the return of their
braves. They sat without speaking, each lost
in her own thoughts and hopes. A slender
maiden approached out of the darkness in front
of a near-by tepee and took her place close to
the blaze. A smile clung to her lips, and her
eyes filled with happiness and contentment.
She knew well enough what her fate would
be if they discovered her treason. Ah, she did
not care! Her mission had been fulfilledg her
friends were saved, she had kept' her oath. The
maiden's eyes dwelt peacefully upon the flame
and rested there in great calm.
Gladys Jache, '35.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 47
ON GUM CHEWING
Crunch, Crunch, Crunch, follow the beat of
the gum chewers of today. Get in step with the
pound, pound, pound of the jaws of the future
citizens of tomorrow. This fad has had the na-
tion in its clutches since grandpa wore knee-
breeches. Get your face into action, improve
its elastic qualities. Why, everyone from the
newsboy to the Broadway socialite chews. The
office girl, as she hides behind the covers of a
"too-thrilling" detective story, is viciously
chewing her favorite brand. As the climax
comes to a close, so does the girl's mouth open
and close with excitement.
Perhaps we had better look into the subject
and find out just what this gum is made of.
From all appearances, it is made from the ex-
tract of India rubber trees with a dash of arti-
ficial flavor. The ardent defenders of this oc-
cupation would probably shout "No" when told
it is made from rubber, but judging from the
movement of the mouth, what other substance
could so elastically stretch? It adds to the dis-
torting of anyoneys face, and yet it is quieting
in a state of nervous tension, for example, when
one is at a wrestling match. As one wrestler gets
the strangle-hold on the other, three-fourths of
the lookers-on chew the very life from their gum.
We could describe this process of gum chew-
ing by calling it a face exerciser. We shall
now start at the beginning of the day's work.
The first step is to acquire a package of this
condensed rubber. Open it nervously as if you
can hardly wait to taste its tempting flavor,
stuff a stick or two into the mouth, shake well,
then proceed to chew like mad with the corners
of the mouth extending out to the ears at every
luscious chew. An ardent gum chewer is like
the picture of a contented cow chewing her
One can usually tell whether a person enjoys
his gum by the continual rise and fall of his eye-
brows. If ever you need a facial rejuvenator,
try "Spearnut," the gum with a thousand
chews. If this doesn't arch your eyebrows,
lengthen the line of your mouth, and make your
ears stand out, return the wrapper and you
will receive a pamphlet entitled "How to be
Beautiful in Ten Easy Lessons." Gum is posi-
tively guaranteed to give you the disposition
of a child, make you gnash your teeth, and
deepen any wrinkle in your countenance. If
at once you don't succeed in acquiring the
above-named-CHEW AND CHEW AGAIN!
Miriam Ritchie, '35,
SPRING IN THE GARDEN
It is evening in the garden, and the air is
cool and moist. The low, green hills roll gently
away and fade softly into nothingness where
the few scattered wisps of gray mist lie here
and there, low on the far horizon. In the mot-
tled sky above, a few dim clouds float slowly
along, and a tiny bird far up in the heavens,
soars in never-ending spirals from one to an-
other. Silhouetted against the sky, the Japan-
ese plum tree contrasts the mottled oneness
with dark splashes of red bronze fan-leaves
blown to the misty breeze, and low about its
rugged trunk the shiny dark myrtle prepares
to close its waxen blue blossoms for the night.
Behind the green moss carpet, a light mist of
golden buttercups hangs gently near, while
farther down the rocky slope the lacy wood-
ferns keep silent companionship with the white
spring-beauties. The violets beside them nod
drowsily, as they nestle in their broad, shady
leaves, and drooping beside them the graceful
Far down the garden path the rows of deli-
cate hyacinths stand silent sentinel with the
velvet pink tulips, and their perfume sweetly
pervades the still night air. The abundant new
ivy on the wall behind them soothes with soft,
silent fingers the gray and rugged bareness-
"Listen! the mighty Being is awake,
And doth with his eternal motion make
A sound like thunder-everlastinglyf'
Dorothy Garber, '35.
48 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
When evening shadows lengthen and the sun
has gone to bed,
When the night wind softly whispers in the
tree tops overhead,
The moon in all her glory peeps atop the dis-
And sends a soft, caressing beam to valley,
lake, and rill.
The bright smooth surface of the lake reflects
the limpid light,
And glows with such a brilliant sheen it
shames the sinister night.
It drives the skulking phantoms back into the
Where hooting owl and noiseless bat sweep
through the leafy tomb.
A waxen lotus lily floats serenely on the swell
In a pool of silvery moon-glow, as in a magic
The firefly with its lantern goes flickering
through the reeds,
Now off, now on, its tiny lamp as overhead it
'Tis dusk, the errant cricketls chirping softly
from the pond,
A misty curtain falls upon the shrubs and
Leaves festooned with dew-drops gleam like
diamonds in moonlight
That now pervades o'er all the quiet peaceful-
ness of night.
Bruce Witwer, '35.
Is there anything more peaceful
Than to listen to the rain,
And to think of freshened Howers
And of water-silvered grain?
Is there anything more lovely
Than to gaze at Spring's domain,
And to see the wild drops pelting
That the wind cannot restrain?
Patty Murphy, '35.
The twilight shadows gather
On hillside and on lea.
The world is wrapped in silence,
The stars shine through the tree.
Hushed sleep will steal upon us,
All through the long, dark night,
Until the sun in splendor
Dawns on our waking sight.
Betty Jane Frank, '35,
OWNING A GARDEN
He who owns a garden,
However small it be,
Whose hands with love have cherished
Flower or bush or tree,
He who watches patiently
The growth from nurtured sod,
Who thrills at newly-opened bloom-
Is very close to God.
Mary Wirsching, '35.
The velvet red of roses
Still glistening in the dew,
The pink of early morning clouds
When the sun comes peeping through.
The scarlet red of poppies
Beneath a flaming sun,
And the deepening red of tulips
When the sultry day is done.
When the blood-red sun has sunk
Beneath the mountains far away,
And the cool, sweet air of evening
Covers earth and air and bay,
Then the pink mist of the twilight
Steals up softly o'er the hill,
All is silent, peaceful, waiting,
And the mighty earth is still.
Dorothy Garber, '35
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 49
SOME PLACES I SHOULD LIKE TO SEE
"Places I should like to see," is one of my
favorite subjects to talk, plan, and dream about.
Perhaps it is because I have never traveled ex-
tensively. There are so many beautiful and in-
teresting places in the world, and I should like
to go to every nook and corner.
I think that my first choice of places to see is
England. This old, romantic country has always
appealed to me. I have read many books with
England as the setting, and each time I read a
different one, I am filled with an overwhelming
longing to be on a ship headed for this country
of song and story. I want to see the palaces,
Westminster Abbey, Canterbury Cathedral,
Temple Bar, the Tower of London, and London
Bridge. I should like to see the birthplace of
famous men and women. I want to be in London
on a foggy night, and in Devonshire in the spring.
I want to see the changing of the guard, the
Prince of Wales, and the Lord Mayor of Lon-
don. But, when cold weather arrives, I want to
be off to a warmer climate.
In the winter, I should like to go to Italy. Italy
-the land of sunshine, music, and beautiful
women! I want to spend a month in a charming
villa on the Mediterranean, with blue skies meet-
ing the blue sea, and flowers and fruit every-
where. Rome, with its cathedrals, museums,
and ruins, is a city I cannot afford to miss. I
Want to go to Venice, the city of golden dreams
I should like to go to India next, as it has al-
ways seemed so mysterious to me. I want to see
the magnificent Taj Mahal and all of the other
Now, to return to the best place of all-our
own United States. California is my favorite
spot, and here are more sunshine and flowers.
I can conceive of nothing more beautiful and
breath-taking than the view of a snow-capped
mountain seen from a distance of many miles.
Boston, the aristocrat of cities, New York, the
city of many people and nationalities, Florida,
the land of blue ocean and waving palms, Ala-
bama, the state of fried chicken and corn bread-
these are merely a few of my dreamed-of places
Surely, some day I shall achieve this, my
most beloved dream. If I do not, I feel as if I
shall never be satisfied with a humdrum life, I
shall have missed something truly worth while
Virginia Rogee, '35.
"A THREAD OF ENGLISH ROAD"
By Charles S. Brooks
"A Thread of English Road," by Charles S.
Brooks, is a narrative of a cycling trip through
southern England. The author takes the reader
through Guildford, Hindland, Yarmouth, Strat-
ford, Salisbury, Bath, and many another old
village and town. He gives descriptions of a
monastery, old castles, inns, and laborers' cot-
tages. There is no scandal, no exciting inci-
dent, or adventure, not even an outstanding
plot. It is just the mild, quiet life of an English
Brooks gives delightful descriptions of many
strange and eccentric characters, including that
of the dried-up chemist, the Widow Winter,
who was famous for her Mbouncing feather
mattress", the hostess of the George, 'fa sour
woman who dripped a pickled answer to a
question", and the landlady who loved to drink
wine and sing late into the night.
We find a lovely description of an old inn in
London. In the sitting room were chairs, very
huge and uncomfortable, with such deep bot-
toms that one's feet stuck out stiffly in front
like a child's. There were fifteen mirrors in
the one room, of so many sizes and shapes that
"one had but to look in a mirror to appear fat
or thin as he desired." The huge fireplace
served only as an ornament, as it gave about as
much comfort as a candle."
Mr. Brooks is an ideal writer of travel lore,
as he can bring vividly before your eyes the
picture of the scene he describes. He can write
about little incidents that happen in every-day
life and make them very amusing. I recom-
mend the book to anyone wishing to read a
mildly venturesome tale.
Dorothy Detrick, '35.
50 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
A CALENDAR OF THE SEASON
The grass grew brown under the unremitting
glare of the midwestern sun. Beneath the lilac
in front of the brick house a dog lay panting.
At the screened door a young man was wildly
talking to a woman whose hands were twisting
with nervousness. The young man looked with
anguish at the car which, with a long ribbon
of skid marks behind it, was stopped abruptly
in the middle of the street. Upstairs, the shades
were up to the top of the windows in spite of
the heat. A man, his black bag on the table
beside him, was bending over the bed. The
shadows of the leaves hung motionless. A bare-
legged child, tugging past on a tricycle, almost
collided with a girl in white.
Great, golden leaves spiraled slowly to the
ground. The pungent air and a heap of ashes
told of a recent bon-fire. A Woman with a
small bowl of something steaming was hurry-
ing toward the brick house. Upstairs there
were flowers at the window, and on the table
a book and a pitcher of water. The young man
was gone, but the woman with the nervous
hands was turning a motionless face to the
man of the black bag. The hazy day softened
the care on her face and the work on her
hands. A boy walked past carrying a bushel of
apples. There was the cackle of blackbirds.
The world shimmered and sparkled and
crackled under a glaze of ice. A snowflake
occasionally skidded to rest. The children
shouted as they slid up and down the street.
Upstairs in the brick house a slight body was
pillowed in a chair by the window. A small
boyish face stared wistfully down. A new
crutch leaned against the chair. The air was
frozen crystal clear. A horse slipped and awk-
wardly struggled to arise.
The new tender greenness was a ceaseless
wonder. A wren expressed the joyousness in
his song. Down the steps of the brick house
came three people. The man of the black bag
carried a crutch as if it were a now-useless
article. The face of the once unhappy woman
was lighted with joy. Between them, slowly
but alone, walked a small boy. A row of syrin-
gas cascaded purity. Violets hid in the lawn.
Spring had brought the end of winter and
Jean Hull, '35,
WHEAT IN THE WIND
To me, the sight of wheat blown by the wind
is the most refreshing of rural scenes. In spring,
the relentless, boisterous Aeolus transforms the
vast field of green into a wild, billowing sea.
One sees, not a field of wheat, but a wide ex-
panse of sea, with its broad, rolling waves of
Then comes summer, with its wealth of sun-
shine, to transform the field into a blanket
woven of golden threads. The mild breeze
causes, here and there, a slight movement such
as might be caused by someone,s walking lightly
across it. This sight seems to indicate the belief
of our ancestors that this was made by the
tread of heavenly beings on the fields. How
fine it is to retain this idea, in that the Almighty
is everywhere, if we have eyes to see.
My mind then turns to the drama in which
this very field takes part. Wheat is the essential
food, the world over, thus, more land is devoted
to its cultivation. If this basic food were sud-
denly removed, a tragedy would follow, much
greater than if all other foods were removed,
leaving only wheat. For years, scientists of
every agricultural nation have sought to avoid
such a calamity. The lives and wealth of many
men have been spent in efforts to protect this
valuable food from rust and other plagues. One
ordinarily does not think of these things, but
the sight of acre after acre of wheat arouses
wonder in his mind.
Now, I am enchanted by the field's soothing,
swaying motion. The gentle whispering of each
slender shoot blends to produce a fantastic, rus-
tling sound. This encourages my imagination,
and I see Wheat, the powerful queen of the
world, and hear the rustling of her lovely, golden
Marjorie Kline, '35.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 51
"A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY
Thus spoke Keats, and perhaps it was a rare,
old Grecian urn that prompted him to say this.
However, there are many beautiful things
which are a joy and blessing to humanity.
Dayton is the proud possessor of a very beauti-
ful piece of architecture which will be a joy
forever, namely, the magnificent Art Institute.
Such a building, because of its beauty and the
many things for which it stands-culture, edu-
cation, spiritual upbuilding, and a real ap-
preciation of all that is beautiful-will forever
be a genuine source of joy' to the people who
are proud to acknowledge it.
Another thing comes into my mind as I think
about the things which have been a joy to some
one. This is a lovely, hand-woven bedspread
made by my grandmother when she lived in her
native home. It is an exquisite piece of work-
manship, with vivid coloring, and intricate,
,quaint design. The material is extraordinarily
strong and durable, and promises to wear for a
long time. My grandmother made it when a
young girl, and it took months of toil and pa-
tience to weave the spread on an old-fashioned
loom. I can picture her sitting at the loom and
watching the threads, one by one, flying into
their places. It became beautiful because her
heart and soul were in the making of it, and she
must have realized that its bright, cheerful de-
sign and strong, sturdy texture would gladden
the hearts of all who saw or used it. She used
it in her home, and when my mother came to
America, she brought it with her. We still have
it, and it is just as pretty and serviceable as when
it was completed. The warm tones of red and
orange radiate warmth, and the multi-colored
fringe attracts and pleases the eye. Thus, though
a very commonplace article, the bedspread has
been a joy and comfort to all concerned.
And how many more things could I enumer-
ate between the superb, majestic edifice and the
quaint, humble bedspread which are a joy for-
ever? No matter how insignificant a thing may
be, if its existence makes life fuller and happier,
it will continue to be "the thing of joy that is a
Christ Dale, '35.
A SYMPHONY IN COLORS
Looking out my window one morning at the
first stir of dawn, I beheld three blue bridges
spanning soft blue waters. The blue of the sky
was sleepy, as if it were not yet awake to its
usual bright alertness in spring. The blue rib-
bon hemming the opposite side of the Miami
was in reality Sunrise Avenue. The pendant
hanging from its dip was a flashy billboard. All
was a silent blue-the blue was a priest waiting
for the errant sun.
As the glare of day followed the dawn, idle
fishermen straggled to the water's edge. Curi-
ous as to whether they really made any catches,
I made them a closer visit. Their poles were
forced firmly in the ground, and their lines held
tiny bells to inform them of their luck. Imagine
the poor Hsh ffor there really were some therej
unknowingly ringing their death knell!
To lose this gruesome thought, I began an
inspection of the shore. To my surprise, I found
a lovely patch of purple violets hidden beneath
green leaves close to the water's edge. They
seemed to be thirsty, for their faces were turned
toward the water. As I walked on, I came across
several beautiful shells and a number of unique
fossils. How many years ago had those patterns
been formed? The banks of the river were green
with a young grass, the buds on the trees were
green and bursting, a green cloud floated in the
water. As the sun sank, a rosy hue covered the
scene. The river was a bed of rainbows. The
sky was a careless painter's palette. Nature was
dressed for an evening ball.
Soon the moon rose, and the stars came out.
All was black, studded with silver. The lights
of cars flashed across the now unseen bridges.
They threw silver streaks across the black water.
The silver of the heavens was mirrored below,
while the billboard blazed with a silver light.
The moon sifted silver through the air, and the
river slept with a drowsy murmur.
Margaret Sullenbarger, '35,
52 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
OUR LITTLE SYMPHONY
It was one of those ecstatic spring evenings
when the paper says "fair and warmer." We
were enjoying a left-over lunch in the back
yard beneath a heaven of peach and plum blos-
soms. The sky had been tipping its sprinkling
can on the small tufts of green leaflets poking
out of their twigs, and all seemed fresh and
calm. A little wren with his chest puffed out
was whistling away as though it were a matter
of life or death that he outdo all his neighbors.
We had been watching eagerly for a week,
hoping he and his pert little mate would build
in one of the dozen or so tiny bird houses we
had scatterd about for them. Now and then
the full, gurgling rain song of the stolid robin
greeted our ears, with the lucid call of the card-
inal ringing in close behind. We were hoping
in vain that the tufted redbird would sing
from a nest in our honeysuckle vine. But this
thought faded as the undertone of a dove's
mellow cooing softly asserted itself in the med-
ley. How often we had watched that dove
feeding not more than three feet from our
breakfast table, and how amusing were its re-
lations with the robin.
Then, almost as a cymbal crash, the peaceful
atmosphere was shattered to bits by the rude
staccato scolding of two great grey squirrels
arguing over a kernel of corn. Those squirrels
again! Why couldn't they stay away and stop
scaring the birds? Our lovely little symphony
spoiled again! It wasn't their corn anyway.
It had been put there for our songsters, and
the thieving squirrels had stolen it before the
birds had a chance. One of our neighbors has
a large martin house which is occupied by these
squirrels. "His squirrels," we called them, be-
cause he fed them and watched them. Then
why didn't he keep his old squirrels at home?
After such a disturbance there was nothing for
us to do but clear the remnants of our meal
away and go into the house, thoroughly dis-
gusted with squirrels in general,
That was two long weeks ago. Now if anyone
should ask me if I dislike squirrels, I would
look at him in amazement, for a new little mem-
ber has been added to our household in the
form of a baby red squirrel. He is the cutest
little ball of fur and eyes that ever drank from
a medicine dropper. I came upon him by
chance one day whenl visited a friend of mine.
My friend had been mushrooming in a near-by
woods and had returned with this little handful
of squirrel. Naturally, knowing that squirrels
eat nuts, he made the bad mistake of feeding
it a handful of roasted peanuts and rolled oats.
Why, it was the same as feeding a week-old
baby on hot-dogs and mustard! He hadn't even
offered it a drop of milk, which probably was
about the only thing it had had before it had
been caught. The poor thing was getting sicker
every minute thatlwatched. I begged my friend
to let me take it home and care for it properly.
This took little persuasion, so now I have the
enjoyable task of feeding a little red squirrel
out of a medicine dropper every two hours for
the next two weeks. He is just like a baby: his
ailments, his emotions, his playful scolding, his
big, black questioning eyes. He takes his daily
exercise on my shoulder and chatters to me
like a friend indeed. My neighbor and I have
something in common now. We can walk in
the evenings of spring when the paper says
"fair and warmer," enjoying both birds and
squirrels and appreciating fully the fine parts
each play in our little symphony.
Eugene DuVal, '35.
NIGHT IN CAMP
Cries of birds from the tree,
The chattering of chipmunks and humming
Descend from above.
The soft wind whispers and sighs
The trees sway and bend, chirps of katydids
There's a firefly's glow.
It's night, the sly moon-man is
Then dims, rain patters softly, breezes fan usg
We have no cares.
Ann Reeves, '35,
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 53
"THE BOOK SHOP"
The sign was old and so faded that the words
were barely visible. Many times I had passed
down that street and never seen it. But today
as I dreamed along, by chance I looked up and
saw the dusty words, "Book Shop," upon its
cracked and weatherworn surface.
It was a dark little shop and quite uninviting
from without, so I passed it by, but suddenly
there came to my mind the picture of Dickenis
immortal "Old Curiosity Shop." In quick suc-
cession I saw its darkened door, its musty, in-
triguing interior and lovely 'KLittle Nell.', "Per-
haps I shall find a curiosity shop of my own,"
I thought, and back I went. A bell tinkled
pleasantly as I opened the door, and I crossed
the threshold into a long and narrow room.
Nothing seemed unusual. There were the lat-
est modern novels with their garish colored
covers. But turning to the shelves along the
wall, I noticed that the books were mostly
second-hand and catalogued unusually. They
were arranged on their shelves according to
their place in history.
Quickly I hurried to the last shelf and with
gentle hands took from its place a copy of the
oldest book in the world. It was the "Vedas',
of the "Brahmans." I seemed to smell the
subtle odor of musk as I opened its yellow
pages. The mystic philosophy of the East three
thousand years old, how insignificant it made
There were five volumes of the "Wisdom of
Confuciusf' In China, every man knows the
maxims of Confucius by heart. There, too, was
the bible of the Mohammedans, "The Koran."
There is an enchantment in the call of the East.
Kipling felt it when he wrote:
"By the old Moulmein Pagoda, looking east-
ward to the sea,
Come you back, you British soldier,
Come you back to Mandalay."
Next there was our Hebrew Bible and the
Greek Homer's "Illiad" and "Odyssey." "Don
Quixote" by Cervantes perched within reach,
and I gave the playful old gentleman within
it an imaginary wink. All of the volumes of
Shakespeare followed: "Othello," 'fKing Lear."
Choosing "Midsummer Night's Dream," I
opened it at random and read:
"Over hill, over dale,
Through brush, through brierg
Over park, over pale,
Through land, through fire,
I do wander everywhere
Swifter than the moon's spherefy
With a short verse I was again snared under
the magic hand of the Elizabethan.
A chapter of 'fPepys' Diary" brought me
into the best of humor. There was Jane Aus-
ten's realistic "Pride and Prejudicef, I reached
for the haunting verses of the Scottish poet,
"My love is like a red, red rose."
His blissful poetry lulls one into a land of peace
It was very inappropriate, I'm sure, to place
the sage and cynical Voltaire's f'Candide" so
close. But that great Frenchman, too, was fa-
mous in quite a different manner. How his
satirical wit, irony, and impish glee could make
the French aristocrats wince! Here was Scot-
land again immortalized in "The Waverley
Novels" and "The Lady of the Lake" by Scott.
There, with joy, I spied those romantic, dash-
ing fellows, "The Three Musketeers" and the
rightful avenger, "The Count of Monte Cristo,',
written by Dumas, who must have been a man's
man, Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables," with its
man of destiny, "Jean Valjean," whose tragic
history remains in the mind long after the read-
ing, The shopkeeper devoted a whole shelf to
Dickens, and, just above it on the wall, was
a picture of Mr. Pickwick, telescope, great coat,
and all. "Pickwick Papersw stood beneath
"Oliver Twist," UMartin Chuzzlewitn and many
more were there. I saw George Eliot's poor
heroine, Hetty Sorrel, shake her head sadly
from her book of K'Adam Bede."
Horrors of horrors! there were Poe's chilling,
fantastic tales, "The Murders in the Rue
Morguen and "The Cask of Amontilladof,
Now came our modern, worthwhile authors:
Sinclair Lewis, famous for 'fMain Streetng
H. G. Wells, who wrote 'LAnn Veronicang
Thomas Hardy, author of "Tess of the D'Uber-
vi1les," and Kipling's throbbing songs of the
54 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
East. There was his "Jungle Book," and I re-
membered the "Monkey People."
An old clock chimed somewhere. I counted
five. I had spent three hours in lands from
East to West. Reluctantly I tore myself away
and marched back across the threshold of that
musty little shop. Not even the blinding sun-
light could drive away my renewed acquaint-
ance with my beloved book friends.
Dorothy Wicke, ,35.
It is refreshing and entertaining to read these
stories of a devoted brother and sister that
one so frequently finds. I don't doubt that
there are a few rare instances where such
brothers may be found, but I think it would
be easier to find ones like mine, who is not
My pugilistic career started on February 12,
1919, and I've been in training ever since. I'm
told that when my brother was born Qand he's
no Lincoln, in spite of the datej, I refused to
look at him. I was a smart child even then.
My brother's age doesn't at all suit me. If
he were older, he wouldnlt be any bother. At
least not as much. If he were younger, I could
order him around. But being just a year and
a half my junior, he is unmanageable.
I don't mean to say that I'd rather not have
a brother. Indeed, I wouldn't think of doing
Without him more than 363 days out of each
year, the other two days being my birthday
and Christmas. Nor do I want you to get the
impression that we quarrel all the time. In
front of all, except relatives and close friends,
we are a model brother and sister.
I rather think young brothers are part of
a girl's education. Or perhaps I should say,
"a young brother," for one is enough! A
brother is your severest critic. He doesn't like
anything you wear, anything you cook, or any-
thing you do. He's quite willing to tell you the
things "even your best friend won't tell you."
Unless caught off guard, he keeps a perfectly
straight face when you tell a joke. He has a
tantalizing habit of reading the whole news-
paper over three or four times if he knows you
want it. And he seems uncannily able to read
into your soul and find your innermost secrets,
about which to tease you.
There are times when my brother is feeling
magnanimous, and then I rather like him. On
the other hand, there are times when I think
I could do without him even the other two
days. The time he tore up my picture of Nelson
Eddy, for example. A most provoking thing
is that heill grin and wisecrack, so that even
if you're peeved at him, you have to laugh, and
of course that spoils everything.
But a brother is rather good for you. You
learn to "take it," you learn patience, immunity
to teasing, and self-sacrifice. The latter comes
after years of his airily borrowing anything of
yours that meets his needs. But a brother, even
mine, is rather nice. Now I'm feeling mag-
nanimousg I'm going away to college next year
and won't see so much of him! Who wants him
Anne Reeves, '35,
We sat around the fireplace at the old home-
stead, while old Mammy Mary popped corn
for us over the coals. The shooting flames,
dying down, again blazing brightly, and mak-
ing grotesque shadows come and go, turned her
homely old face into almost a solemn mask.
All at once it seemed a happy thought had
come to her, and with a wide smile she said,
"This sure reminds me of a sign I saw at a fill-
ing station down in old Kentucky, which in-
vited tourists to Eat Gas and Popfl
After the merry laughter died down, the
Minister suggested that we all tell of some odd
sign we had seen, and he started in with the
following: "While on a visit in the slums of
London, I chanced to see a Mission with this
sign over the door, 'Admission 25c, For God's
Sake, For Humanity's Sake, For Education's
Sake, Children Free.' "
Uncle Ned, coming in with more wood for
the fire place, joined in the hearty laughter
caused by the Minister's story and said, 'ithatls
like Deacon Smith's sign down by the black-
smith's shop, 'White Washing Did In All Col-
Mr. Fulton, our congressman, who was spend-
ing the evening with us, told of a backwoods
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 55
candidate for Justice of Peace, who had heard
that printer's ink would spell success and de-
cided to have signs printed as part of his cam-
paign. After considerable discussion between
the printer and himself, he decided on the fol-
lowing sign: "Vote for John A Runckel for
Justice of Peace, Now lncumberedf'
A neighbor then told of a sign he had seen
while traveling through the mountains, 'fMoun-
tain View Farm, Poultry of All Kind, Live or
Dressed, Broilers, Roasters, Fowl and Eggs for
Hatching Collie Pupsf' When he reached his
destination, Tannersville, New York, he saw in
the window of a grocery store, "Fresh Eggs
From Our Own Henry."
Mr. Coleman, our friend from Denver, then
related that over a window of a cabinet shop
in his town appears the following, "Antiques
Made While You Wait."
Old Uncle Ben, a noted traveler, told of a
sign he saw in the crest of a steep hill in
Maine: K'Hi1l-Dangerous-Go into Second Gear."
A few feet farther on he came to a second and
more startling caution, f'Prepare To Meet Thy
Jim Collins, a cousin, from one of the river
towns in Southern Indiana, told of several short,
but odd signs he had seen recently, while on
one of his trips. They were as follows: "Shoes
Shined Inside," and "We Stand Behind Every
Bed We Sell."
Dick Calhoun, an old friend from North
Carolina, who had been sitting in one corner
laughing at the other fellows' stories sudden-
ly piped up with "Now let me tell of some of
the odd signs I have seen. Just outside of
Washington on a negro cabin I saw the follow-
ing sign: 'Guttering and Spouting Done Here.'
In another town, a woman by the name of
Esther Burns Lunch had a sign like this in
front of her lunch room, 'Esther Burns Lunch'."
The evening passed quickly, and, as the fire
died away, each man remarked that he had
spent a very pleasant evening and had had a
good laugh, thanks to Mammy Mary for re-
membering an Odd Sign.
David Gaylord, '35
THE AUDITORIUM DEBATE--1935
On the 7th of May, 1935, the juniors and sen-
iors, assembled in the auditorium, enjoyed a
debate Worthy of the name of Steele High
School. Debates have come, and debates have
gone, but the exhibition of friendly rivalry,
poise, and commanding argument displayed by
the Auditorium Debating Team of 1935 will
remain in the memories of all who heard the
The question was, Resolved, That the Na-
tions should agree to prevent the international
shipment of arms and munitions.
Try-outs for the debate were held April
12th. Over thirty contestants participated in
the elimination before three judges. The team
was chosen, and those selected began immedi-
ate and strenuous work, under the direction of
Miss Mary Alice Hunter.
The curtain arose on a confident and well
trained group. The affirmative speakers were
Patty Murphy, Dorothy McCrabb, and Charles
Harbottle, with Milton Margolis as alternate.
The speakers for the negative were Catherine
Lohman, Leonard Levy, and Philip Stein, with
Katherine Boose as alternate.
It was a thrilling moment when Mr. Siegler,
the "Moderator," gave the call to order and
instructed the time keepers, Mr. Eastman and
Mr. Mattis. The audience was requested not
to applaud until the final decision had been
At the end of the debate, the three decisions
were delivered to the moderator. He read the
first decision, it was for the negative. He read
the second, the vote was cast for the aflirma-
tive. The audience held its breath. Very slow-
ly he announced, 'KThe third vote is for the
negative." The audience stormed with ap-
plause as the curtain fell.
The following speakers were selected from
the debating team for commencement: Cather-
ine Lohman, Charles Harbottle, and Philip
Each student who heard this debate felt it an
honor to be a part of Steele High School.
55 S TEIEIAE SI'0'FLI GliT
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Louise Slutz, '32, a junior in DePauw uni-
versity, will wear the senior ring of that insti-
tution next year as a result of having been
chosen as the most representative woman in
her class. She is a member of Delta Delta Delta
sorority. She has also been admitted to Mortar
Board-the highest honorary society.
As a result of his high scholastic attainment
at the University of Pennsylvania, Robert E.
Levy has been placed on that schoo1's terminal
John Vance, who graduated from Steele in
1922, is now a professor at Yale university in
the chemistry department. A graduate of Yale,
he later received his Ph.D. degree from the
school after having studied in Europe. He re-
cently attended the convention of the National
Society of Chemical Engineers held in New
Franklin Shively, '31, has been commended
on his good work at Northwestern university.
This is his first year in the Medical School of
John Kany, '33, has received the distinction
of being pronounced the best soldier for both
his freshman and sophomore years at Purdue
Marion Hay, '32, who is a student in the en-
gineering school at the University of Dayton,
was declared winner of the S30 first prize in
the Dr. R. G. Reilly oratorical contest at the
university recently. His topic was 'fThe Greater
Need." Other winners in the contest were also
members of the Steele graduating class of 1931.
The second prize of S20 was won by Todd
Mumma, a commerce student, who spoke on
"The Folly of Nationalism." The third prize
of S10 was received by Thomas Haacke, an arts
student, who orated on "The Party System."
Both Todd and Thomas will graduate from
the university this year.
Robert Coleman, '33, has received orders to
report July 1 at the United States Military
Academy, West Point, N. Y., to become a mem-
ber of the incoming class.
Robert Curry, '29, was one of the five grad-
uating members of the Ohio State university's
student court to be presented with the annual
Byron Talmage, '32, was named production
manager in the recent election of officers of
Strollers Dramatic society, an organization
devoted to the production of stage plays at Ohio
Lieut. Thomas J. Sands, who graduated from
Steele in 1925, recently took the national cham-
pionship in dueling swords. After graduating
from West point with the class of 1929, he re-
turned to that school to receive a professor-
ship in French. He still holds that post today
and has fencing for a hobby. He is generally
believed to be sufficiently qualified to enter
the German Olympics in 1936.
Betty Kling, who graduated in '34, has re-
cently been added to the staff of station WHIO.
Also members of the staff are Janice Fryer
and Alice Martz, who graduated in '32, and
Jane Bishir, of the class of 1931.
Harmon Darrow, '31, was recently elected
recording secretary of the Denison chapter of
Phi Gamma Delta. He will be a senior at the
university next year.
Robert Brundige, '31, was elected president
of the senior class of Denison university for
the coming year at the election held at the uni-
Hubert Metzger, who graduated from Steele
in 1932, will graduate from Miami university
this June, having completed his course in three
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 57
THE ANIMAL PLAGUES OF AUSTRALIA
Australia has lately become famous because
of its many so-called "animal plaguesn which
in many cases are almost uncontrollable ex-
cept by the exercise of extreme measures. It
seems that Nature takes a delight in upsetting
all of the natural balances which exist on that
small continental island. Now, as before, Na-
ture is on a rampage, for the small, green par-
rots which usually unobtrusively inhabit the
Australian bush, have multiplied until they
constitute an actual threat. The birds are re-
ported to be so numerous that a flock alighting
on a roof sounds like a hailstorm and the roof
appears to be painted green.
"The sudden appearance of the parrots in
such great numbers is a striking example of
Nature's intricate interconnectionsf, says a bul-
letin-from the Washington, D. C. headquarters
of the National Geographic Society. "Biolo-
gists attribute the increase to a preceding
plague of grasshoppers, which inspired the par-
rot parents to raise more offspring than usual.
It is probable that when the parrots have eaten
the excess insects, they will run out of food
and decrease in numbers, and Nature will re-
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Australia has also had its share of other types
of pests. Plagues of rats and mice recur at
intervals. Introduced snails, sparrows, and
starlings multiply into scourges that alarm
farmers and ranchmen. Sheep raisers in cer-
tain districts keep a sharp lookout for foxes
and dingoes fwild dogsj which abound
menace the sheep industry.
But Australia's most famous, and for years
her most sinister animal pest, was the innocent-
looking rabbit! Sinister, because in five years,
it has been estimated that the descendants of
a single pair may reach several millions. Since
seven rabbits consume as much grass as one
sheep, rabbits, unmolested, might eat up all
the grass in Australia.
Rabbits were first introduced in that coun-
try to provide sport, but by 1859 the sport
turned into grim warfare as ranchmen saw
their pastures alive with waggling long ears.
Men were employed to do nothing but kill rab-
bits. Some killed an average of four hundred
a day. The equivalent of millions of dollars
was spent on rabbit-proof fences of wire net-
ting, set four inches into the ground, three feet
high, and stretching for miles. One of these
rabbit fences runs for a thousand miles, from
Condon to Hopetown. Chiefly as the result of
fencing, poisoning, and paying high bounties,
the rabbit pest is now pretty well under con-
trol. But wouldn't the Australian farmers like
to meet that first "Sportsman" and tell him
what they think of his bright idea!
Bruce Witwer, '35,
Sir William Thomson, better known as Lord
Kelvin, was one of the greatest mathematicians
and physicists of recent times. He was born
in Belfast in 1824 and was the son of James
Thomson, professor of mathematics in Glasgow
University. As a child he showed great prom-
ise and entered Glasgow University at the age
He then went to Cambridge, where he grad-
uated second in scholastic honors at the age of
twenty-one. The following year he was ap-
pointed professor of natural philosophy at the
University of Glasgow. He also became editor
58 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
of the Cambridge and Dublin Mathematical
During the retention of his professorship,
he contributed many papers on the mathemat-
ical theory of electricity. In one treatise he
proved that the discharge of a condenser is
oscillatory. In this field, also, are his numer-
ous inventions for electrical research. His ex-
tensive study of the effect of temperature on
gas volumes resulted in the discovery of the
Kelvin or absolute scale of temperature.
Although he also made contributions to the
knowledge of heat and magnetism, his name is
most often associated with submarine telegra-
phy. On the completion of the Atlantic cable
in 1866, he was knighted and given other hon-
ors. He was given the presidency of the Brit-
ish Association at its Edinburgh meeting in
18715 he was also a Fellow ofthe Royal Society.
The title of Baron Kelvin was conferred on
him in 1892. In 1907, he died at Glasgow.
Francis Smith, '35.
DID YOU KNOW THAT-
Dew does not fall, but condenses from the
Whales are in the same animal division as
A century plant does not bloom once in every
hundred years but once in about every fifteen
All insects have six legs?
A heavy body and a light body will fall
The orbits of the planets are ellipses with
the sun at one of the foci?
Spiders are not insects?
Oysters need a small percentage of copper
in solution with the water in which they live?
Some stars move with a speed of 4,800 miles
A meteor weighing a few pounds has the
same amount of kinetic energy as an express
train going 70 miles an hour?
There is a new hydrogen with an atomic
weight of three?
Two pendulum of the same length will swing
in the same length of time although the weights
of the bobs differ?
The largest flower is three feet in diameter
and is parasitic?
The ancient royal purple was extracted from
shellfish found near the shores of Tyre?
Dogs perspire through their tongues?
Osmium, a rare metal, is 1.98 times as dense
Radium is not the only radioactive element?
The earth is nearer the sun when it is winter
in this hemisphere than when it is summer?
In a recent exhibit of the Chicago Lighting
Institute, the photo-electric cell, or electric eye,
was put to its maximum usefulness. Indeed,
this simple device seems to be the key to great-
er efficiency and luxury in the future. The
"eye" shows ability for adaptation in many
Persons who attended the exhibit were
amused to find that they had set chimes to play-
ing when walking through the doorway. An-
other cell counted each individual as he en-
tered. However, the most popular feature was
an electric light bulb that could be blown out
and lighted again with a match. A plate, sensi-
tive to moisture, broke the electric circuit when
breathed upong when the moisture was evap-
orted by a match held close to the plate, the
circut was completed again.
Music from a gramophone was transmitted
over a beam of light and amplifiedg it died
down when the beam was intercepted. Smoke
detectors rang a bell in the presence of smoke,
while another piece of apparatus was able to
detect metals concealed on a person. A great
economic application was the turning off or on
of lights in the presence of a certain intensity
The light bulbs of a window display were
lighted whenever a person stopped in front of
the window. Electricity from the body of the
locker was amplified by vacuum tubes to com-
plete the circuit. Other exhibits of more tech-
nical interest were present.
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CALENDAR FOR STEELE SPOTLIGHT May 24-Spur will frolic upon the greeng
April 29-Easter vacation is o'er,
We return to school once more.
April 30-One small step on the way
As we had our voices tested today.
-Our feet keep in time, step by step.
By June we hope to be quite adept.
-The time has come to start our singing
And seniors send their voices ringing.
-Aurean dance drew a cheery crowd
A nod, a smile, and a laugh out loud.
4-Today the Miami tests
Give glory to some, defeat to the rest.
7-Juniors and seniors congregate
To hear the famed Auditorium Debate.
-How the seniors shiver and shake,
For this day begins the first class de-
-They pack a lunch and off they run.
The Library Club is out for fun.
They'll have a jolly picnic, we mean.
Eccritean has a picnic too,
And lots of pleasant things they'll do.
May 28-The Spotlight fills our attention today.
Turn to your picture right away!
May 30-'Round again comes Memorial Day,
With sober thoughts and flowers gay.
1-Criterion holds the spotlight today
As their annual picnic gets under way.
2-Baccalaureate is held upon this night
With solemn service and impressive
5-On this day the Class of Thirty-five
Really has the time of their lives.
6-The day for which We have all long
Has come at last. Are we elated!
7-School is out upon this dayg
The students all shout, "Hurray!
The final parting of the year,
Gay music, laughter, and maybe a
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Hughes High School,
No, it's not Holdf' It is the snappy, modern-
istic monthly publication of Hughes High
School. The clever cover design pictures the
girl student in three characteristic poses, with
three well-known articles, a pen, a notebook,
and a briefcase. The inside pages do not de-
tract from this pleasing impression which is
so quickly and easily formed. The modern-
istic sketches, the attractive titles, and varied
assortment of editorials, stories, remarks, and
the usual bunk-humor-are all presented in
an amusing and forceful manner. From the
titles of some of the articles it is easy to under-
stand that the seniors are all thinking of what
they are going to do after graduation. Articles
such as "My First Job," HMr. and Miss Suc-
cess,', "On Selling Shoes," and "My First
Earned Money," are good proofs that some of
these seniors have already tried their
luck at earning money and have been very
successful. Two other articles, also of interest,
are, "A Girl's Ambitious" and "A Boy's Ambi-
tionsf, 4'The Trend Towards a Liberal Busi-
ness Educationn is an editorial which stands
out prominently for its sincerity and helpful
advice as to the requirements of the job-seek-
"The Garnet and White"
West Chester High School
West Chester, Pennsylvania.
West Chester High seems to have a real group
of poets which it will soon have to give to the
world. The latest issue of the "Garnet and
Whitei' is completely dominated by poetry,
whether joyous, meditative, or humorous. This
poetry indicates that these boys and girls are
also admirers of the glories of nature in the
spring and are responsive to their feelings.
Titles are "Spring,', "Tramping Feet," "The
Artist," and "Spring Is Here." Class notes and
club news are interesting editorials for the
reader. Comments on present-day problems
and events are combined under the title, "To-
day As We See lt.', This column is a truly
original idea and deserves much comment.
"The Western Breeze"
Western Hills High School
lt may be "The Western Breeze," but it is
blown into Steele High School on the wings
of a gentle southern wind. This is a bi-weekly
paper which includes editorials, reports, re-
marks, and sport chatter. "The Western
Breeze" had the distinction of being awarded
the second place for high school journalists by
Northwestern University. The "Breeze,' was
favorably commented on for the make-up, the
coverage, and organization of news.
'ABlue and Goldu
Central High School
Aberdeen, South Dakota.
The eight-page publication of the Central
High School is a paper of which the school can
well be proud. This paper covers almost every
possible interesting item and they are very
well arranged. Few high school papers have
a larger sport section than this publication. It
includes personal interviews with prominent
athletes and the coaches. An interesting article
is written on the school Latin Club. This ar-
ticle relates the account of the Roman Banquet,
which was held in honor of the Roman god-
dess of May.
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AGORA LITERARY SOCIETY ART CLUB
Adviser-Miss Charlotte Meyer.
Motto-"The best that we can do for one an-
other is to exchange our thoughts
Colors-Red and White.
Presidents for Year-Betty Jane Ellis, Marga-
ret Durnell, Mary Elizabeth Hyre,
Adviser-Miss Grace Valentine.
Motto-"Appreciate the artistic qualities of
Colors-Green and White.
Presidents for Year-Mary Horstman, Kath-
Mary Ann Frizell
Ella Mae Clore
Frances Vee Horn
AUREAN LITERARY SOCIETY
Adviser-Miss Faye Cleveland.
Motto-"Listen and consider."
Presidents for Year-Bettie Lee, Dorothy
Wurstner, Doris Heckman, Thelma
Clara Jane Cavanaugh
Nancy Crusey Elsie Smith
Adviser: Miss Frances Hunter.
Colors: Crimson and White.
James J acobik
Robert Eichelberger Charles Reeves
Marion Frame William Sajovitz
James Hall David Sellers
ECCRITEAN LITERARY SOCIETY
Adviser-Miss Margaret Wright.
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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Adviser-Miss Margaret Wright.
Motto-"Industria est initium sapientiaef,
Colors-Purple and Gold.
Officers for Year-Pres. Bruce Witwer,
V. Pres. Katherine Boose,
Sec. Milton Margolis,
Treas. Leonard Levy.
Mary Anne Stutz
Mary Jane Deeter
Colors-Green and White.
Presidents for Year-Charlotte Poock, Betty
Gillam, Patty Murphy, Dorothy Jane
Mary Jane Deeter
Mary Frances Randall
Mary Jane Routzong
Mary Ann Turner
Mary Frances Randall
Ted Levy Helen Teague
NEOTROPHEAN LITERARY SOCIETY
Adviser-Miss Wilmah Spencer.
Motto-"Seek new thingsf'
Colors-Blue and White.
Presidents for Year-Margaret Curtis, June
Stocker, Marian Margolis.
Ada May Courtney
Mary Jane Hoban
Mary Louise Whiffan
Helen Louise Boyle
Adviser-Miss Eleanor Kyle.
Mary Jane Deeter
Mary Frances Randall
Adviser: Mr. Stutz.
Colors: Cardinal and Steel Gray.
Willard Gerling 4'
James Levering 4'
Rudolph Van Dyke
Adviser: Miss Helen Haynes.
Motto: Give and you shall receive.
Colors: Red and Black.
Eugene Du Val
Franklin Graham "
John Reed "'
Lloyd O'Hara 'Q
Bruce Witwer "'
J. William Gordon
Robert Greenbaum Bob Wolfe
Robert Eichelberger Jim Hall
Gibbons Fitzpatrick Jack Lisle
SPUR LITERARY SOCIETY
Adviser-Miss Mary Alice Hunter.
Motto-"A Spur to prick the sides of my
Colors-Lavender and White.
Presidents for Year-Mary Ann Coghill, Kath-
erine Boose, Lura Smith, Margaret
Mary Ann Chamberlain
Mary Etta Reardon
Mary Anne Stutz
Ellen Louise Weimer
Rosalind Van Tilburgh
STEELE SERVICE SOCIETY
Adviser-Miss Bertha Hoborn.
Colors-Red and Black.
Presidents for Year-Katherine Boose, Betty
Mundhenk, Charlotte Poock, Virginia
Mary Ann Coghill
Mary Elizabeth Hyre
Mary Ann Chamberlain
Mary Frances Randall
Mary Anne Stutz
Mary Anne Turner
Adviser-Mr. Thomas Herman.
Motto-"To be of service to Steele in printingf,
Colors-Orange and Black.
Presidents for Year-Don Rossell, Warren
STEELE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Adviser-Mr. Jack Semmelman.
Motto-f'Promote the knowledge of plants and
the love of nature."
Colors-Black, Green, and Silver.
Presidents for Year-Marjorie Coffman, Jean
Clara Jane Cavanuagh
Betty Jane Reist
Mary Jane Stansel
Mary Anne Stutz
An impatient maternal voice rings out-
"Henry, hurry and Hnish that lawn!"
The victim, panting, continues to push the
infernal clapping nuisance over the lawn. As
the perspiration rolls down his neck, his mind
wanders to other more enjoyable activities.
What a day for a refreshing swim!
"Hey, Henry, wanna go fishin'?"
A look from Henry discourages the pug-
nosed freckle-faced boy, and he tramps lazily
off down the street.
Again Henry's mind wanders. He is holding
one end of a fishing pole, and splashing his bare
feet carelessly in the cool water. Suddenly a
nibble, then a sharp jerk, and his float dis-
appears beneath the water's surface. Dexter-
ously he draws the squirming bass to his clutch-
'fHenry! You haven't got all dayln
Softly, "Aw, gosh! A fellow can't even think
Clank-clank-Clank. The "clanks" gradu-
ally change to "clamps" and Henry Hnds himself
straddling a spotless Arabian horse, riding the
great open plains. Suddenly a pernicious wild-
cat drops before him from a tree. The wildcat's
doom was sealed. In one movement, Henry
draws his six-shooter and fires, striking the cat
between the eyes. Cheers arise from the other
cowboys as Henry rides on.
Once more the K'claps" of Henry's horse are
heard chasing a run-away horse and buggy.
The buggy, of course, is heading for a perilous
cliff. Like a streak of greased lighting Henry
swoops up to the frenzied run-away horse.
Leaping from his mount, Henry lights on the
back of the run-away, and in no time the buggy
is brought to rest. A beautiful girl alights
from the buggy and walks romantically up to
"Oh, you were wonderful," she declares in
a chimerical tone.
"Aw," stammers the hero, Hit was nuth-"
Vivian Diemunsch HHENRYW, Rufus Hatfield' 735'
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TRACK Discus-Bristow, Kereszi.
All that one need say in reviewing the 1935
track season is that Steele is on top again. Our
team was successful in the greater number of
its dual meets andwas outstanding in the Lanier
Relays, the District, and City Meets. Steele
won two first place trophies at the Lanier Relays.
These two were won in the only events open
to class A schools. At Oakwood the team was
beaten by a scant three point margin. I Steele
took seven first places.
Steele was strongly represented in track and
field events by the following fellows:
100 Yard Dash-Gerling, Richardson, Simp-
High Hurdles-Thomson, Malone, Plumer.
Mile Run-Borchers, Corwin, Shank, Wright.
880 Yard Relay-Brooks, Richardson, Ger-
440 Yard Dash-Stauffer, Zimmer, Danner.
Half Mile Run-Kereszi, Dickson, Cramer.
Low Hurdles-Malone, Richardson, Thomson.
220 Yard Dash-Gerling, Richardson, Simp-
Mile Relay-Zimmer, Dickson, Kereszi
Stauffer. . . .
Shot Put-Bristow, Karas, Courter.
Javelin Throw-Dale, Dickson, Piper.
Pole Vault-Lauderbach, Shepard.
High Jump-Stokes, Piper, George.
Broad J ump-Brooks, Simpson, Lauderbach.
At the writing of this article, the tennis team
has just opened its season with a match against
Stivers. From this opener one can feel safe in
predicting a most successful court season. We
should annex the city title if we can beat
Fairview. The squad this year extended be-
yond the city for its matches, and has made
good showings against Sidney and Springfield.
Among this year's players are the following:
Milton Margolis at Number 1. Singles.
Phil Stein at Number 2. Singles.
Robert George at Number 3. Singles.
Fisher and Alexander at Number 1. Doubles.
Bertelstein and Lowman at Number 2.
Frank Zavakos, Jim Dickson, Charles Har-
bottle, Robert Zellers, and Eugene DuVal are
active members of the squad.
66 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
The Steele Golfers lost their opening match
to a strong Fairview team, but came back later
in the season to make a good record. Besides
their regular schedule of city meets, they had
matches with Sidney and Springfield.
This year's playing squad is composed of
Franklin Graham, Lloyd O'Hara, Jack Thomp-
son, Dick Martin, Jim Langman, and Dick
DANCERS, ONE AND ALL
"One, two, close." If you have recently been
in the vicinity of the gym after school, this
phrase has probably pounded upon your ears
with alarming regularity. Perhaps you have
even gone so far as to take a forbidden peek
inside the doors. For some time Miss Bucher
has been attempting to drill into the heads, and
also the feet of the pupils the technique of
ballroom dancing. On Wednesdays you may
catch a glimpse of graceful young ladies obedi-
ently gliding to the commands. The following
Monday the athletes of the school may be seen
vainly plodding through the paces. This one
jerks, that one hops, another sways, but they
dance on undauntedly. Miss Bucher's task is
far from being an easy one.
Complaints were received regretting the fact
that more of the pupils are not able to dance,
This reason is given in accounting for the scarc-
ity of students attending the dances held here.
Thus, the dancing class. Future dances should
be a great success, since quite a number of
boys and girls are being molded into accom-
plished dancers. If you cannot dance, deter-
mine to attend a class in dancing and join the
ranks of the talented.
The "Red Letter" men of Steele in the sea-
sons of 1934-1935:
Ralph Hathaway Steve Malone
Don Bristow Chris Dale
Bill Gerling Harry Brooks
Marion Merritt Bennie Robinson
The following have qualified for letters, but
as yet have not been passed on by the Athletic
O 'Hara Martin
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IN THE YEAR 1935 - -
President of U. S.-Bruce Witwer.
Vice President-John Pickin. QBusiness is
finally "pickin" up.J
Secretary of State-James Levering.
Secretary of Treasurer-Charles Levy.
Secretary of War-Chris Dale.
Attorney General-Frank Worbs
Postmaster General-Lloyd O'Hara.
Secretary of Navy-Frank Miller.
Secretary of Agriculture-James Jacobi.
Secretary of Commerce-Keith Max.
Secretary of Interior-Steve Malone.
Secretary of Labor-Jack Breidenbach. fHis
motto: 'KWork, work, work."Q
Speaker House of Representatives-Charles
Head of B. B. B. fBetter Biscuit Bureauj-
Mary Jane Routzong.
Kentucky "Kernels"-Wm. Fitzpatrick, John
Harshman, Ervin Pickles, Charles Friend fthe
friend of the peoplej, and Norman Cowden.
Governor of Ohio-Francis Smith. fAll the
Smiths voted for him-how could he lose'?J
Mayor of Xenia-J ess Connors.
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Ambassador to Abyssinia-Ellsworth Schoen
fHe's "sheen" how.J
Bing Crosby-Dwight Ullery.
Ruth Etting-Nancy Stafford.
Bob Newhall-Ralph Funk.
Lum and Abner-Asher and Aszling.
Walter Winchell-Kibby Nigh.
Blue's Singer-Lester Drury and his udrury,
Bedtime Tales-Bill Schulman.
Poast Toastie Hour-Don Bristow.
Jack Benny-Leonard Levy.
Clara, Lu, and Em-Pat Murphy, Betty Atkin
and Joy Sterzenbach.
Daily Dozens-Mary Ann Stutz.
The Street Singer-James Stichter.
Sherlock Holmes-Charles Moffat.
Joe Penner-William Paul.
The Voice of Experience-Jim Wilcock.
Seth Parker-Bob Baker.
Laurel and Hardy-F. Daum, D. Lloyd.
Stepin Fetchit-Buddy Evans
Ruby Keeler-Betty Frank.
Tom Mix-Ed Kline.
Clark Gable-Bob Parker.
Gary Cooper-John Reed.
Helen Hayes-Eileen Breaden.
Katherine Hepburn-Catherine Lohman.
Joan Crawford-Dorothy Bernard.
William Powell-Dick Pickrel.
Joan Bennet-Anne McMillen.
Mary Carlisle-Betty Manley.
Coach of Notre Dame-Bud Fisher.
National League UMPire-Hank Poulos.
U. S. Tennis Champ-Bob Lowman.
Indianapolis Speedway King-Hawley Penn.
U. S. Golf Champ-Runt Graham.
Olympic Swimmers-Wendell Thomas, John
House of David Ball Club-Bill Gerling.
Ping-Pong Champ-Ted Brinkmeyer.
Babe Didrickson-Gladys J ache.
"A Dictionary of One-Syllable Words"-Bill
A Guide to Punctuationy'-Mark Deal.
A Guide to Grammar"-Virginia Bucher.
Russia As I See It"-E. J. Reynolds.
Bring 'em Back a Buck"-LeRoy Johnson.
How I Made My Fortune"-James J ackson,
Beginner's Book of Chess"-Clara Distel.
How to Keep in Training"-James Daneman.
"Pepys, Diary in Shorthand" - Marjorie
IN THE NEWS-19
Professor John Lee has just discovered a
new element, while working in his Harvard
Mr. and Mrs. Harshman Miller fBetty Gill-
manj have just concluded a successful three-
month engagement at New York's "Roxy.'y
Harry Cramer and Paul Smith, considered
two of the finest musicians of the day, are leav-
ing next week for a European tour with their
Marjorie Kline has just composed another
one of her stirring rhapsodies, entitled K'To
Mary Jane Deeter, Marion Charuhas, and
Adele Block have opened another of their fa-
mous beauty shops.
Mary Horstman and Jayne Tilton have just
recently signed a contract to paint pictures of
"landmarks in history," and these will be
placed on exhibit in Paris.
Kathryn Bolenbaugh and Betty Brownell can
be heard every Tuesday night at 9:00 o'clock
over WSMK. They are billed as the "Yodeling
John Holton recently pitched his tenth
straight win of the year for the Cincinnati Reds,
who are now in first place.
Dick Stewart and John Rudy are serving as
sparring partners for Dick Rice, the leading
challenger for the heavyweight boxing title.
Phil Stein and Milton Margolis, the insep-
arables, are still marching along together.
James Zehrung and Rob Ullrich are pin boys
in Frank Zavakos' new bowling alley, recently
constructed by the Merritt and Kereszi Con-
Adolph CChubbyJ Samuels is to meet Harry
Wagner at Madison Square Garden next week
for the wrestling championship of the world.
James Dickson is now in Spain, thrilling the
crowds with his sensational exhibitions of bull-
Ted Cogswell, the tightrope walker at the
circus, recently fell and is now in the hospital
recuperating. His doctor is the famous sur-
geon, Andrew Carmichael.
Katherine Boose, head of the League of
Women Voters, will speak at the state capitol
Mary Ann Coghill, Janice Sowers, and Dor-
othy McCrabb are doing interior decorating
for the Owen Bros. Department Store.
Richard Martin is now professional at the
Dayton Country Club.
Bonnie Graham and Francebeth George are
now teaching French at the University of Penn-
AND THUS LOOKING BACK OVER THE
ACHIEVEMENTS OF' THIS ILLUSTRIOUS
CLASS OF 1935, IT IS EASILY SEEN THAT
THEY HAVE COVERED THEMSELVES
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 69
Notice in a paper-Dorothy So-and-so, who
was graduated from Wellesley College at the
age of 20, never regained consciousness.
Accepted Swain-I know I'm not much to
Girl-Still you'll be at work all day.
Lloyd O'Hare-There's something wrong
with these hot dogs.
Waiter-Well, don't tell me. I'm only a
waiter, not a veterinarian.
Joe E. Brown fin dentist chair,-Is my
mouth open wide enough?
Dentist-Oh, yes. I expect to stand outside
while extracting your teeth.
Franklin Graham Qwhile
F. Graham-You all right?
F. Graham-Then I've shot a bear.
Thelma Pickles-Shall we have a friendly
game of cards?
Jack Vandeman-No. Let's play bridge.
Beggar-Have you got enough money for a
cup of coffee?
Fred Tolson-Oh, I'll manage somehow,
Landlady-I'll give you just three days in
which to pay your board.
Boarder-All right. I'll pick the Fourth of
July, Christmas, and Easter.
Uncle John came to visit and before he left
he gave his nephew, Bob Wagner, a dollar.
"Now be careful with that money, Bob,', he
said. "Remember the fool and his money are
"Yes, Uncle," replied Bob, "but I thank you
for parting with it just the same."
There is danger in carrying courtesy too far,
if you believe the following. On a street car
a man gave a woman a seat. She fainted. On
recovering, she thanked him. Then he fainted.
One antiseptic greeting another-Hy giene!
Jean O'Conner-Where do you get your
Betty Mundhenk-I make them out of my
Jean O'Conner-Oh! A wood-carver!
We were about to drive off when somebody
suggested that I look into the tank to see if I
had any gas. It was pretty dark, so I lit a
match and leaned over the gas tank. I brought
the match directly over the gas tank to enable
me to see if there was any gas left. I saw that
there was plenty. So I got into the car and
Sally Horrigan-It says here they found a
sheep in the Himalaya Mountains that can run
forty miles an hour.
Virginia Keilholtz-Well, it would take a
lamb like that to follow Mary nowadays.
Found on a high school student's registration
card-Name of Parents: Mama and Papa.
Lee Hobbs-Waiter, this soup is spoiled.
Waiter-Who told you?
Lee H.--A little swallow.
A committee is a gathering of important per-
sons who, singly, can do nothing, but together
can decide that nothing can be done.
Ruth Turner-Whatis that man on the corner
doing with that camera? Hels been standing
there all day.
Jess Conners-He's an inspector from Wash-
ington watching for a chance to take a moving
picture of those relief workers at work.
Miss Royal-You are to hit the hero with
this ball bat in the last scene.
Kibby Nigh-I'll be glad to do it-but I don't
think I can wait that long.
Mr. Boldt-If a man can do one-fourth of a
piece of work in three days, how long will it
take him to finish it?
Steve Malone-Is it a government contract
job or is the man working for himself?
70 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
Miss Hendricks-Anything that weighs one
pound on the moon would weigh six pounds if
it were transferred to the earth.
Bonnie Graham-Couldn't you manage to
put our groceries up there so as to cut down
the cost of living?
Friend-What are you grouching about,
Memory Prof-I gave that young man two
courses in the cultivation of the memory and
he's gone away and forgotten to pay me, and
I can't for the life of me remember his name.
Kay Bolenbaugh-I might marry if I could
find a man I could look up to.
Bob Randolf-Well, there's the man in the
Betty Gillam-A penny for your thoughts!
Harshman Miller-Say, you just hit it. I
was just wondering how I' was going to get
home on the bus with only four cents for fare.
Harriet Potasky-What do they put water in
Mr. Reef-To soak the investors.
Paul Smith-I bought a saxophone yesterday.
Norman Cowden-Well, thatfs a sound in-
Miss Hunter-What is the name of the God
Fred Daum-I forgot the follow's name but
I think it must be Ananias.
Helen Koogler-What's the difference be-
tween a sewing machine and a kiss?
Doris Tharr-I know they're different, but
you tell me.
Helen-One sews seams nice, and the other
seems so nice.
Margaret Durnell-What do you call those
little white things in your head that bite?
Gladys Redding-I know the name, but I
don't like to speak of such things.
Margaret-I fooled you that time, "Sadie"
All I meant was your teeth. They're white
and they bite, don't they?
Phil Stein-I want to take up international
law. What course would you recommend?
Mr. Holmes-Constant target practice.
Janet Hart-I hear that Don and Faye are
not on speaking terms any more. How did
Lydia Osborn-Don asked her what she
thought would be the best thing to use on his
head, and she told him furniture polish.
NO MEAT SHORTAGE YET
"You're nice enuf to eat," said he,
As on the porch they sat.
HThe mosquitoes think I am," said sheg
"They're giving proof of that."
Charles Levy-How would you define straw-
Francis Smith-I would call it a circular
solid, every point of whose circumference is
equidistant from the strawberry.
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Margaret Curtiss-Things are going up,
Jean Carlson-Yes. I hear S10 was paid for
votes at the last election when the old price
was only 52.
Gladys Jache-Are you familiar with the
Miss Alston-Yes, up to half an hour ago. I
haven't heard the latest news.
EUROPE'S "BEST SELLERS?
Snuffing and snorting, stopping and starting,
Panting and sweating, was little Kay.
Charging and barging, banging and darting,
Kay tried to park her Chevrolet.
Mary Ann Coghill.
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Bob Jones--My mother has been nursing a
grouch all week.
Jack Lisle-Been laid up, have you?
Sign on a farm gate in Ohio-Peddlers be-
ware! We shoot every tenth peddler. The
ninth one just left.
Wilma Nelson-You're sure one bottle will
cure a cold?
Clerk in Drug Store-It must. No one's ever
come back for-another.
Miss Valentine-Correct this sentence: MBe-
fore any damage could be done, the fire was
put out by the Volunteer fire brigade."
Carolyn Pickrel-The fire was put out be-
fore any damage could be done by the volun-
teer fire brigade.
"What,s all this?" asked Mr. Apple.
K'Those are Mae West problemsf, replied
Harshman Miller. "I done ,em wrongf'
Boss tto office boy who is half an hour latej
-You should have been here at 8 o'clock.
Boy-Why? What happened?
Donald Snow friding to school on street carj
-Say, conductor, can't you run any faster
Conductor-Yes, I can, but I have to stay
in the car.
"It's going to be a battle of wits, I tell you,"
said Dorothy McCrabb, a member of the de-
Janice Sowers-How brave of you to go
Bob J ones-How did you get along with
Jim Hall-I started well. I said I was knee-
deep in love with her.
Bob J.-That sounds all right. What was
her reaction to that?
Jim H.-She promised to put me on her wad-
72 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
SIX MONTHS OF WEATHER
Margaret Miller-That was hard on Lyn.
Bette Moler-What was?
Margaret-He slipped on a banana peel on
the sidewalk in front of a theater and was
arrested for giving a public performance with-
out a license.
Bill Fitzpatrick-This hotel is under new
Bill Gerling-Why, I still see the same old
Bill-Yes, but he got married.
Mr. Semmelman-I will use my hat to rep-
resent the planet Mars. Are there any ques-
Patty 'Murphy-Yesg is Mars inhabited?
Betty Frank-In the movie you went to, did
the hero marry the heroine at the end of all
Ruthelayn Katz-No, at the beginning.
Miss Neth-Mention one of the customs of
Charlotte Poock-Running into debt.
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Mr. Apple-What is meant by the poetry of
Jim Wilcock-I think it must be poetry that
keeps going from one editor to another and
never is published,
Bob Overly ffinishing a letterj .... and I
would send you the five I owe you, but I've
already sealed the letter.
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Mr. Reef-My son is only nine years' old Friend-You should have had a horseshoe
and plays on the piano.
Friend-That,s nothing. My son is only nine
months old and plays on the linoleum.
Kathryn Angst-I see where a professor has
invented a mechanical cow.
Marjorie Coffman-Yes, I think the steak
we had yesterday must have come from it.
Mother-What did you learn in your cook-
ing class today?
Mary Rose Cromer-Nothing. The teacher
stayed home because she had indigestion.
Teacher-How many pounds are there in a
Bill Schulman-Twenty-two hundred and
Teacher-and how many in a short ton?
Bill-That depends on the dealer.
Jim Levering-Will you be independent on
your new job next summer?
Pete Azsling-I should say so! I can go to
work any time before seven and quit any time
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Harry Wagner-I had one. I had just picked
it up from the middle of the road when the
Once I wrote a little poem
And sent it in the mail,
Believing that some editor
Would accept it without fail.
To me it was a brilliant bit
Of sentiment in rimeg
And my heart was torn with anguish
When it came back every time!
Thus each would-be poet suffers
Disappointmenfs bitter pang,
When he finds his pet effusion
Is just another boomerang!
Bob Zimmer-What kind of music suits you
Bruce Witwer-Iim not very particular. I
like it either rare or well done.
Teacher-Why was Columbus sent home in
Mary Ann Coghill-So he wouldn't skid on
the wet roads.
Jim Jacobi-So you intend to be a soldier.
Don't you know you may be killed?
John Loomis-Killed? Why, who by?
J ohn-Then I'll be the enemy.
74 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
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Teacher-Why does Missouri stand at the
head in mule-raising in the United States?
Owen Thompson-Because the other end is
Definition for relatives-One for all and all
Voice over phone-Don Bristow is sick today
and canit attend school. He requested me to
Mr. Whitworth-All right. Who is this
Voice--This is my brother.
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mother of one of her' pupils:
"Dear teacher-My Johnny is getting all
peeked and thin. He says he can't eat any
more from you always a-naggin' him about his
manners. Now I want to tell you my kids
don't need any teacher to learn them any man-
ners. If you ever et at our house and knowed
how refine their pa is you would be ashamed.
The 20 years I have live with him I never once
seed that man put his knife in the butter with-
out licking it first."
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 75
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Phil Stein-This article is not bad, but you
must write it so that any fool can understand it.
Stanley Frankel-Which part is not clear
Miss Maloney-Who was George Eliot?
Marion Frame-He was a woman. She took
that name because he wanted to write like
Boys have lots of pocketsg
Girls have none.
So thatis why boys
Pay for all the fun.
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IMAGINE THAT '
Dot Hollen and Lenore Williams were on a
crowded street car after a shopping tour. Dot
said to Lenore, "Gosh, I wish that good-looking
man would give me his seatf,
QP. S.-Ten men stood upj
"Scotchy" McBride had a very important
telegram to send but he didn't want to pay
for more than ten words. So he wrote it like
"Bruises hurt erased afford erector analysis
hurt too infectious dead."
What he was trying to say was:
Bruce is hurt. He raced a Ford. He wrecked
her. And Alice is hurt, too. In fact, she is
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A Socialist-A man who has nothing and
wants to share it with you.
A Communist-A man who has nothing and
doesnlt want anybody to have anything.
Backbone-Something which won't get you
anywhere if the knob at the top of it is made
of the same material.
Economy-A way of spending money so as
to get the least enjoyment out of it.
Philosophy-Something that enables the rich
to say there is no disgrace in being poor.
Cynic-One who knows the price of every-
thing and value of nothing.
Highbrow-A person educated beyond his
Policeman Qafter the collisionj -You saw this
lady driving toward you. Why didn't you give
her the road?
Dick Connors-I was going to as soon as I
could discover which half of the road she
Miss Spencer-How can we tell the approach
of winter, Anthony?
Tony Dechito-It begins to get later, earlier.
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All Sizes Ties
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Jack Heck-It doesn't take much to turn a
Harriet Beckwith-You're right. That one
just turned and looked at you.
Ah! ,Tis spring, and a young man's fancy
lightly turns to what a girl has been thinking
about all winter.
Miss Haynes-What is your name?
Miss H.-What's the rest of it?
O, sprig is here,
. And beasies, toog
I'm all bruk out
And so are you!
'This picture doesn't do me justice," com-
plained Lloyd O'Hara. "You don't want jus-
tice," replied John Pickin, "you want mercy."
Bob Griep wants to know if a paradox means
couple of doctors!
Bob O'Connell-When those two guys get
together therels a circus.
B. O.-Barnum and Bailey.
Doyle Hixerson was having difficulty writing
on the board. He glared at the white object
in his hand and sputtered, "So you won't
Silently, one by one,
In the little black book of our tutors,
Blossom the little zeros,
The forget-me-nots of the teachers.
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Carl Smith had never had such a tough time
in his life. First he got angina pectoris, fol-
lowed by arteriosclerosis. Just as he was re-
covering from these he got pneumonia, fol-
lowed by puhnonary phthisis and tuberculosis.
Somehow he got over them just in time to get
appendicitis, then pyorrhea. All in all, he never
knew how he pulled through. It was the hard-
est spelling test he'd ever seen.
Officer-Where's the fire, young lady?
Janie P.-In your blue eyes, officer.
R. M.-It couldn't be decided, as the count
showed there were fifty different girls voted
Patty Pritchett says: "Window cleaners aren't
the only workers whose occupation is hazard-
ous. I read recently of a magazine editor who
dropped eleven stories into a waste-basket."
Mrs. Margolis-Rochelle, I've told you again
and again not to speak when older persons
are talking, but wait until they stop.
Rochelle-I've tried that, mother, but they
78 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
Lives of football men remind us
That we, too, can push and shove,
And departing, leave behind us,
Hoof-prints on another's mug.
Mr. Welcome-Now, boys, tell me the signs
of the Zodiac. You first, James.
James Drapp-Taurus, the Bull.
Mr. W.-Right. Now, Jack.
Jack Gerling-Cancer, the Crab.
Mr. W.-Right again. Now, "Toughie."
"Toughie" Brooks fpuzzledj-Mickey, the
Harshman Miller-Who spilled mustard on
Betty Gillam-Harshman, how could you?
Thatls lemon pie.
Are you a doctor?" asked Mary Ann Coghill,
stepping into a drug store.
"Naw," replied the youth behind the counter,
t'I'm just a fizzicianf' -if
Judge-I'll let you off with a fine this time,
but another day I'll send you to jail.
Edith Morrissett-Sort of a weather fore-
cast, isn't it, Judge?
Judgvfwhat do you mean?
E. Morrissett-Fine today-cooler tomorrow.
William Fitzpatrick-Where are all the nice
girls this evening?
Kay Lohman-Out with the handsome men.
Charlotte Poock fshowing portrait of herself
in mother's armsl-And this is how I looked
17 years ago.
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Jim Nichols-I suppose your home town is
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to meet the train?
Hilah Rust-What train?
He laughed when I spoke to the waiter in
French, but the laugh was on him. I told the
arm? waiter to give him the check.
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