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STEELE HIGH SCHOOL
'Cheeif for Steele Hi gh School
Hail her bright namef'
Three years beneath these walls we've passed,
From here our paths now part,
Upon the world we'll soon be cast
To prove our minol and art.
May some their place with honor fill
When these lovecl corridors are still.
These spacious halls have been for years
Our foster horne and guide,
Partaking in our hopes and fears,
Our grief, our songs, our pride.
Dear Steele, think not these years are vain,
To thee is due the praise we'll gain.
-RUTH CHATTERTON, '36
Jay W. Holmes
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Editor-1n-chief .......................,.... . ..,.... Ted Levy
Associate Editor .......... Mary Frances Randall
Business Manager .......................... Boris Sokol
Asst. Business Manager ........ Stanley Frankel
Jr. Business Manager ...... Robert Eichelberger
Asst. Jr. Business Manager ...... Marion Frame
Soph. Business Managers ............ Clarke Hain
Jr. Local Editor .........
Sr. Local Editor ....
Ada Mae Finn
Soph. Local Editor ......,. ....... B etty Widmaier
Alumni Editor ...,........ ......... R uth Chatterton
Exchange Editor ........ ........... R obert Wolfe
Art Editors ..........
Society Editor ......,..
Rose Marie Davis
Society Editor ......... ........... H elen Teague
Athletic Editor.5 ....
Athletic EditorQ ...................
. .......... Sanford Courter
Circulation Manager .................... John Shively
Asst. Circulation Managers ...... John McBride
Jr. Circulation Manager .......... Nick Nicholson
Soph. Circulation Manager .... Junior Whitney
Science Editor ......................... . .... Robert Wertz
Sr. Contributing Editor .............. Helen McCoy
Jr. Contributing Editor .... Martha Richardson
Soph. Contributing Editor .... Margaret Noggle
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Agora .......................................... Jean O'Connor
Art Club ......... ........ J ane Horstmann
Aurean ......... ....... M ildred Christman
Criterion ......... ........,............ J ohn Shively
Eccritean ........... ........ M ary Frances Randall
Library Club ........ ......... D orothea Rosenthal
Neotrophean ......... ........ V eda Mae Baskett
Philomathean ....... ........ S tanley Frankel
Press Club ......... .......... D oyle Hixson
Representatives appointed by the Principal
from the school at large-
Faculty advisers from the Department of
Miss Mary Alice Hunter
Miss Frances Hunter
Miss Wilma Spencer
Miss Faye Cleveland
Miss Myriam Page
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IF I HAVE TIME
There are four words in our language
which, when put together, make an excuse
we all find useful. How many times have we
pos'tponed an obligation by saying, 'AI shall do
it if I have time"? What a difference that
little word "if" can make! Substitute "for"
in its place and an entirely different thought
is given: "I shall do it, for I have time." VVhen
one stops to think, he realizes that he really
has as much time as others have, but that he
isn't quite so smart as they in budgeting his
leisure hours. We prefer to think ourselves
superior, so we use that telltale word "if,"
We who are in high school pegging away
for endless hours, as we like to say, at les-
sons, are always promising to do things by
"if I have time" excuses. Many so-called stu-
dents even put off their lessons because they
think they haven't the time for them. Why do
such people go to school at all? One might
answer that they go to school to acquire cul-
ture. It has been said that culture is what
remains after everything one learns has been
forgotten. The fact remains, however, that
we cannot become cultured by forgetting
something we have never learned.
There are some seniors who will continue
their studies in colleges next fall. How would
these students get along with excuses in an
institution where studying time is arranged
and loafing is not tolerated? How far would
those seniors go who will be trying their
mettle in the business world? One can
imagine a secretary telling her employer that
she will write his letters "if she has time!"
How many orders would an industrial execu-
tive have, or how many clients a lawyer, if he
were to put off orders and clients until he had
time, in a very, very dim future, to attend to
them? Are there many of us who really in-
tend to act if a little time seems to drop
around to call on us?
You doubt it, don't you? Well, don't we all?
Mary Frances Randall, '36.
Up, lad, up, 'tis late for lying:
Hear the drums of morning play 5
Hark, the empty highways crying
"Who'll beyond the hills away ?"
A. E. Housman expressed a beautiful and
universal sentiment in this quotation. It
could well be directed toward the graduates
of 1936. Our hopes are high, our aim is true.
Nothing, except ourselves, can prevent our
ultimate success in our chosen line of en-
deavor. We have all had adequate opportu-
nity to prepare for the tremendous task
ahead. Whether or not we have grasped these
opportunities, we alone are responsible. The
job of moulding our future is ours alone. We
can not count on anyone to pave the way
for us, for the way is too rocky. If We can
avoid the obstructions ahead, so much the
better! If we can't, we won't give up. Our
victory will be all the sweeter in the end for
the difficulties we have surmounted. We
should adopt as our motto that famous one
of the state of New York, the one that has
led it to a place of eminence in our great
Union: EXCELSIOR-EVER UPWARD.
Clay lies still, but blood's a rover:
Breath's a ware that will not keep.
Up, lad: when the journey's over
There'll be time enough to sleep.
Ted Levy, '36.
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DOUGLAS MCCREIGHT ROBERT MALTBY
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"The idea of what is true merit should also be often presented to youth,
explained and impressed on their minds, as consisting in an inclination
joined with an ability to serve mankind, one's country, friends and familyg
which ability is, with the blessing of God, to be acquired or greatly increased
by true learningg and should indeed be the great end and aim of all learning."
- Benjamin Franklin.
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January 6-'Twas after our Christmas holi-
To school we came not quite so
January 14-The Juniors under paper stag-
To show their class they were
January 20-24-Semester tests did Worry us
For fear our grades might
have a fall.
January 31-The Juniors would afskating gog
To the inexperienced-Woe oh
February 12-To the Engineers' Club our
And, a scientific hour they
February 14-Our hearts beat high on
With thoughts of Valentines
on their way.
February 15-The Seniors at the prom did
To fill the dance just full of
March 6-To Philo-Eccritean we all went
And a happy evening there was
March 9-This day did start the paper sale
Of the Seniors so hearty and hale.
March 14-This night a dance was held by
A marvelous time they all aver.
March 20-21-The Senior Play was a great
We all enjoyed it we confess.
The girls a donation of candy
For which we all a nickel paid.
March 28-The Seniors rummaged for old
A job for all we must suppose.
April 4-The Juniors held their prom tonight,
Did they enjoy themselves ? Well,
April 5-13-How good it seemed to work and
Outside of school on a vacation
April 24-The Juniors skated again tonight
We guess, to do the thing up right.
May 2-Our students to Miami went
For scholarship, they there were
May 8-What can it be-that terrible noise?
Oh, it's only the girls singing with
May 8-9-At the Junior Play the Bat did
To make the occasion a jolly af-
May 12-The Seniors argued in debate
Both pro and con medicine of state.
May 31-Baccalaureate, this Sunday night,
Is, for our graduates, a solemn rite.
June 2-Our class day has in store for all
A program, races, and baseball.
June 4-Commencement night is one of glory,
Our speakers filled with oratory.
June 5-Our farewell is almost the last,
For Seniors, high school days are
The under-classmen who remain,
Steele's standards, yet, we hope, re-
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QI. HONOR GRADUATES 'Q
Ruth Chatterton Jeanette Myers
A Sanford Courter Jean O'Connor
Margaret Davis Mary Frances Randall
if Doris Dennison Margaret Senne I
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Jean Graham Carl Smith
Robert Greenbaum Boris Sokol
J. Theodore Levy Betty Steinbarger so
Charlotte Little Helen Teague
I John McBride Betty Wolfe I
QI. Anne Belle Garber Robert Wolfe P,
Nine scholarships have been awarded this
year to Steele's seniors:
Mary Frances Randall .......... Swarthmore
Carl Smith .................. DePauw University
Richard Plumer .... Ohio State University
John McBride .............,.. Miami University
Robert Greenbaum ...... Miami University
Sanford Courter .................... Taft School
Betty Steinbarger .................. Wittenberg
Roderick Pugh .................................. Fiske
Stanley Frankel ...............................,..........
In the general scholarship test for high
school seniors, eleven of Steele's seniors
ranked in the iirst fifty places. Three placed
in the first ten, John McBride ranking third,
Richard Plumer sixth, and Robert Kany,
In the scholarship tests given at Miami
University, Oxford, Ohio, Steele ranked
eighth in this district. In English 12, Mary
Frances Randall placed first, John McBride
second. Fifth places were taken by Dorothy
J ache in English 11, Ruth Bennett in French
2, and Richard Van Hausen in Chemistry. A
second place in Latin 2 was taken by Carl
Smith. In French 1, Walter Katz ranked
sixth and Kathleen Mellman ranked ninth.
Six of these students ranked in the state
classification. Mary Frances Randall placed
fourth, John McBride sixth, and Dorothy
Jache ninth. Three honorable mentions were
Won by Richard Van Hausen, Carl Smith, and
The annual Auditorium Debate, which is
one of the highlights of the school year, was
given on May 12. The subject for debate was
"Resolved, That the several states should
enact legislation providing for a system of
complete medical service available to all citi-
zens at public expense."
Twenty-seven senior students entered the
Try-Outs held April 4. From these students
eight speakers were chosen. Supporting the
affirmative were Mary Frances Randall, Rod-
erick Pugh, and Boris Sokol with Carl Ablon
as alternate. Those on the negative were
Stanley Frankel, Annette Lee, and John Mc-
Bride. Betty Steinbarger was the alternate.
The judges for the debate were three
Dayton lawyers: Mr. Howard Smith, Mr.
George Murray, and Mr. James Herrman.
The judges Were former graduates of Steele
and had participated in debates when they
were students in Steele.
The decision of the judges as announced
by the Moderator, Mr. Seigler, was in favor
of the negative.
From this debate graduation speakers were
chosen. They are Stanley Frankel, Mary
Frances Randall, and John McBride.
Richard Plumer, '36,
Cut by FRED Honcoivm
In early morning it doth rise,
A golden sun in crimson skies.
Sending its rays of golden hues
Over the clouds of whites and blues,
Into the window so very bold,
Changing the counterpane to gold.
On the table top and across the chair
To reflect again in golden hair.
Over the meadow shining clear
Changing the hue of the atmosphere.
Even the trees and waves of the lake,
All a golden color take.
Onto the church bell its luster clings,
Through the day Sun's Gold is King.
Evelyn Reed, '36.
A KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN FEUD
I had often heard strange tales about the
wildness and lawlessness of the mountain folk
of Kentucky, and until recently I thought all
of these tales false. However, since last sum-
mer I have come to another conclusion. I
spend several weeks of each summer in the
state of Kentucky, but I had never been up
in the mountain regions until last year, so I
was very pleased to learn that my cousin had
made plans to take me there.
Two days after my arrival in the small
town where my cousin lived, we set out on our
winding trip up into the Carr Creek com-
munity, one of the most beautiful and most
mountainous parts of the state. My cousin
and his wife had been teachers there for two
or three years, and when they had left for
their vacation, they had promised to return
in late August to get things in readiness for
the next school term. As I happened along at
that time, there was nothing for them to do
but take me with them.
It was late in the afternoon when we ar-
rived. After having bumped over something
that distantly resembled a wagon trail, we
had jolted into a little clearing on a rather
level piece of land. Around this clearing were
scattered ten or twelve houses, a small gen-
eral store, and a school house which was used
as a church on Sunday. Mixed with these di-
lapidated shacks were giant trees, rocks, and
beautiful green shrubs, which lent an at-
mosphere of mystery at night. Evening comes
early in this region, because the surrounding
mountains are so high that they hide the sun
from sight at about four o'clock in the after-
noon. The air then grows damp and chilly,
and if one enters a cabin, one will invariably
find a small fire burning merrily on the
hearth. There is no need for any other light,
because most of the people spend the evening
outside, and all retire early. This is in sum-
mer. What do they do in winter!
Still wondering about this, I clambered,
stiff and sore, from the car, to find myself
facing a group of curious, gruff-looking moun-
taineers. When they saw my cousins, they
smiled and welcomed us readily. One of the
girls, whom I had met on a previous visit to
my cousin's home, led us to her cabin and in-
sisted that we stay there all night. We ac-
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cepted the invitation, and I returned to the
car to get my coat amid curious glances from
behind doors and windows. The car, when I
got there, seemed to be the center of attrac-
tion. It was a streamlined model, and, in the
words of one old gentleman, "they ain't never
seen anything of the likes before." When
one small boy curiously examined the horn
and accidentally honked it, you would have
thought some one had shouted, "Fire !" by the
excitement it created.
After a late supper of cornbread, beans,
and ham, my cousin took me on a tour of the
town and introduced me to the "famous" peo-
ple there. One man was well-known because
he could drink more liquor than anyone else
in the towng and another, because he could
spit tobacco juice the farthest. To climax it
all, the most popular boy in the village was
Jim, the eighteen-year-old brother of our
hostess. With some uneasiness, I heard my
cousin say that he was popular because he
was the best shot in the surrounding country.
"Well, here's hoping he doesnit get a
grudge against me," I said, and tried to for-
get the matter by consoling myself with the
thought that he seemed to like me well
enough so far.
Our sightseeing trip was soon over, and on
returning to the cabin we were informed that
we were to go over to the schoolhouse for an
entertainment. Arriving there, we found that
the building had been decorated after we had
visited it, and it seemed that everyone from
everywhere around was there. The entertain-
ment consisted of hill-billy songs, sung by a
young freckle-faced lad, some "hot" fiddle-
playing by his father, and some good old-
All during this program I noticed two men
who continually glared at each other. I finally
asked Jim, who was still peaceful, what ailed
them, and he whispered that he would tell me
on the way back, as it was a long story. As
Jim and I walked home in the cool night
breeze, he told me the story as he promised.
It Seemed that a feud fsuch things still ex-
istj had been going on between two clans,
and two days before we arrived one man had
been killed. When friends and relatives had
tried to bury him, the members of the other
clan had stopped them with guns. The result:
other people had become stirred up over this,
and over the entire village hung a spirit of
unrest. Jim's dad had said that if necessary
they would get into the feud, because they
thought it was terrible not to give a man a
decent burial. The two men I had noticed
glaring at each other were members of the
two clansg and if you ask me, they were both
just aching to make the other clan have one
We retired soon after getting home, and I
thought that at last I could rest. I was Wrong,
however, because just as I began dozing off, I
heard queer noises outside the window. That
did not disturb me much, and I soon fell
asleep, only to be awakened again by the
barking of dogs and the creaking of a bed
somewhere near. I stiffened in my cot and lay
silent, listening, and wondering if I really did
hear the conversation that was taking place,
or whether my good imagination was going
strong. First I heard a bed creak, and then I
heard a sigh, and then a sleepy voice saying,
MPa, d'ya slpose I should get my gun and go
out there ?" It was Jim, and I could tell by his
tone of voice that he thought he should go.
"Well, son, I reckon mebbe you'd better.
But be careful when you go out not to wake
that city girl in there." If he only knew how
wide awake "that city girl" was! Soon the
door closed softly, and I knew that Jim had
gone. I tried to remain awake untilhe re-
turned, but it was no use, I was so sleepy that
I soon dropped off into a troubled sleep.
I awoke, bright and early, to the smell of
biscuits and gravy, and I scrambled out of
bed. Breakfast was soon on the table, and we
were all ready for it. That is, all except Jim.
He was nowhere to be seen. No one mentioned
his name, and my curiosity was aroused thor-
oughly. Just when it seemed I could restrain
myself no longer, the door opened and he
walked in. With a cheery "hello" he strolled
over to the corner cupboard and got a bottle
of iodine out and began doctoring some
scratches that I then noticed. Not a word was
said about the happenings of the night, and
I still don't know all that happened. All I can
say is that from the looks of Jim's skin and
clothes, he must have spent the night craw-
ling through some of the thickets around the
clearing. However, no one in the town was
shot, because all the people were there that
afternoon to say good-bye to us when we left
As we left the mountains and swiftly came
to the smoother roads of the less hilly section
of Kentucky, I couldn't help but feel that I
was leaving behind a bit of story-book land, a
land that one sees pictured in movies, but
which doesn't seem to be real. I know I shall
never forget that visit: and I shall some day,
without doubt, return to that little Kentucky
mountain town, there to relive my memories
of one Kentucky night of mystery.
Gerry La Monda, '36.
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Ruth Chatterton, 'se
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 45
Most people have heard of cycles: cycles of
art, cycles of literature, cycles of games, or
life cycles. Some people are even aware when
such things occur. At the present time there
is an activity in the cycle of outdoor sports
which has gained prominence during the past
few years. This activity is the winter sport
of skiing. Everyone is familiar with the two
arched, broad pieces of hickory or ash, which
are called skiis. But that is usually all the
further his education goes. In this day of
technical definitions and terms, everyone
should understand the liner points of skiing.
This is easy, because there is nothing compli-
cated about the different turns, glides, and
climbs, unless, of course, the attempt is made
to execute them.
The greatest thrill is gotten out of skiing
when you can speed down hills, around trees,
stumps, and stones, or zigzag back and forth
across a steep incline, keeping your balance
and maintaining your speed. But this is far
advanced from the beginner's stage.
Upon using skiis for the first time, the be-
ginner should learn to keep his balance, be-
cause continually picking one's self up takes
much of the pleasure out of skiing. There are
two ways of keeping balance: Hrst, by keep-
ing the feet parallel and several inches apart,
and, second, by keeping the skiis together and
one foot several inches in front of the other.
The first way is the simpler, but is usually
discarded after a while in favor of the second,
which is more graceful and much swifter.
This second position is usually known as
the Telemark position, because it resembles
the position taken for the Telemark turn. The
Telemark is a simple turn and easily exe-
cuted. In turning to the right while going
down a hill, the left foot is advanced about
two feetl The inner side of the left foot is
pressed into the snow, which turns the ski to
the right. The right ski should follow around
easily, resting flat on the surface. It is neces-
sary to lean backwards and inwards in mak-
ing this turn to keep the balance. The amount
of pressure on the advanced ski determines
the sharpness of the turn.
Another turn used a great deal by good
skiers is the Christiana turn. The position
for this turn is a great deal like that for the
Telemark. One ski is advanced several inches
in front of the other, and again it is the foot
opposite from the direction of the turn which
determines the turn. The turn is executed
wholly with the trailing foot. In turning to
the right, the left foot is advanced. The right
knee is forced outward, and the right side of
that foot is pressed down. All weight is on the
right ski, which brings about the turn. A
variation of this turn, however, is the jerked
Christiana. If, during the turn, the body is
twisted or jerked to the right, simultaneously
with the lifting of the body, the sharpness of
the turn is accentuated.
The jump turn is one of the easiest ways
to turn. This turn is executed at a high speed.
At the instant of turning to the right, jump
in the air and twist the skis and body sharply
to the right, keeping the skis parallel and the
body properly balanced.
The secret of skiing is the ability to apply
these turns at a moment's notice. In gliding
down a hill there is only a fraction of a second
to decide which of these turns to use. If you
can apply the Telemark one moment, a Chris-
tiana the next, and top these off with a jump
turn, you have earned a thrill which is well
worth the effort of climbing back to the top
of the hill.
Sanford Courter, '36.
THE FOX CHASE
The bay of hounds in early morn,
On softly blowing breeze was borne.
The farmers came from dale and hill,
Their places in the chase to iillg
The hunters shouted their wild joys,
The fox to frighten by the noise,
The weary foxes, red and gray,
Scurried forward for the fray.
The circle closed, and then the fun,
To see the cornered foxes run.
When all were caught, and roped, and tied,
The buyers stood along the side.
When the sale was at an end,
Each said adieu to his dear friend,
And homeward plodding went his way,
Declaring it a happy day.
George Weaver, '37,
fThis poem is based on actual experience in
my boyhood days on the farm. At the end
of the chase the foxes were sold, and the
money went to the church.J
46 - STEELE SPOTLIGHT
Laden with the heat of another summer
day, a hot July dawn began to creep into
existence. Lapping sluggishly on the shore-
line, the waves seemed to awaken from their
restless sleep. The night had been peaceful,
giving promise of a faultless day to come.
With drowsy eyes we gazed upon the dull
gray light of another dawn.
We recognized this dawn as being differ-
ent from others. We lazily drew on our
clothes, breathing deeply the invigorating air
which sifted in from the lake. Slipping to the
water's edge, our canoe made the only sound
that hushed night's departure as we slid it
into the water. With a few swift strokes
it was soon headed for the middle of the lake.
No aurora played its searching beams around
us this morning. It was truly different. No
liveried clouds were scurrying before the
sun's lightening orders. No colors red, green,
blue, and yellow, nor the rainbow's hues,
painted the heavens. This was truly not a
dawn that artists could paint to their heart's
content, nor could they feast upon its beauty
of color. Somehow, it impressed me with its
grave spiritual beauty. Around me, eternally,
there was an everlasting expanse of gray
fog. Gray mist was everywhere. No piercing
eyes could break through it. It was as though
we were in that great expanse of nothing
beyond our earth. No sound broke the silence.
We heard only the lap of the waves on our
canoe. It made us realize the small part we
bear in the expanse surrounding us. We were
drifting alone from the rest of the world.
This was really a dawn of true beauty.
Beauty not expressed in color and worldly
glory, but in spiritual inspiration and soli-
tude. It filled me with awe and inspiration
as if a deep mystery surrounded me. That
mystery, I realized, was life's true course.
It is truly the supreme mystery of God, and
all things beautiful, which leads us forth in
this world to do His will. Only by feeling His
presence and sensing His care, can we be
led through life's confusion, and above the
mist surrounding us. Drifting on in our un-
consciousness, it is only His divine grace that
keeps us true on life's course. The glories of
nature were manifested unto us. We felt the
presence of God on that wonderful July
morn, as the dawn began to brighten into a
new day of new ideals, new hopes, and new
John Shively, '36,
WHEN THE JOKE WAS ON ME
When I was eleven years old, I was
allowed to go to my first picture show alone.
You can imagine how big I thought I was!
I left home 'mid cries of "Do be careful,
Fredora," and "Are you sure you know
where to get oi ?" After assuring my
mother for the tenth time that it wouldn't be
a bit hard to get on the street car and then
get off again when I saw Keith's, I was
allowed to start on that important journey.
I boarded the street car and dropped my fare
in the box. Then I sat back in my seat and
tried to assume a nonchalant manner, as if
this were an everyday occurrence for me.
How long that ride seemed! Again and
again I decided to ask the conductor if I
hadn't gone past my stop, but I didn't want
any one to know that I didn't know my way.
Finally, after what seemed an eternity, I
saw my destination, and I was really sur-
prised to find that I hadn't gone past it. I
left the street car and walked to the theater.
Importantly I paid for my seat and entered
the dark theater. A man in a uniform took
my ticket, tore it in half, gave me the other
half, and directed me up the right stairway.
I didn't see what good half of a ticket was,
so I threw it down. As I went into the bal-
cony, a boy with a flash-light came up to me
and held out his hand. It was very dark in
the theater, and since I couldn't see, and he
had a flash-light, I confidently placed my
hand in his. I recall now that he looked at
me queerly, but being a well-trained usher,
he led me along till I found a seat. The show
was very goody and as I rode home, I pri-
vately congratulated myself on my success-
Six years have elapsed since that first trip.
It has only been in recent years, that I have
admitted to anyone that I placed my hand in
the usher's when he really wanted the other
half of my ticket. I also realized that that was
one of the things you just didn't tell, and the
"joke was on me."
Fredora Hill, '36.
BLUE CURLS OF SMOKE AGAINST
Big, blue curls of smoke against the sky,
Rising from the chimney of a shop or factory,
You are work and industry.
Frail, blue curls of smoke against the sky,
Rising from the chimney of a vine-clad home,
You are love and family.
Jeanette Myers, '36.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 47
I LOVE LIFE
I love life!
And I want to live-
To drink of life's cup,
And taste all Within.
To live- To love- To enjoy!
To live is different from just existing.
Real living takes all the strength and
power that God has given us! It is more
than just enjoying the pleasant little things
that happen every day, although that is part
of it. Real living is partaking of every
kind of emotion to the fullest extent, over-
coming the sorrows and disappointments
with grace, and accepting with dignity the
honors which might come tous. Real living
is not merely refraining from the things that
are not good for our bodies and minds, but
it is living with all the force that is in us
to do right. Our famous men and women
lived life: consequently they accomplished
Loving is part of living! Drawing from
our friends their fullest measure of talents
will create a love and understanding for
them. Loving all the people around us
will in turn bring out and keep out our best
Enjoying is also a part of living. En-
joyment extends farther than the luxury
created by scientific invention. It extends
farther even than the enjoyment of the
lovely, little things in life. It extends to God,
to the things which He has given us, un-
touched by the hand of man. It extends to
the most perfect cathedral of all. The cathe-
dral in the forest, with the sun shining down
between the trees, forming a checkered altar
at which to kneel in praise and thanksgiving,
is the finest place of worship in this world.
It needs no choir or organ except the song
of the birds and the happy heart-beat of the
thankful man. It needs no walls except the
mountains surrounding it. This is the cathe-
dral where some day I hope that I shall be
able to go to thank God for my life, the power
of living it, and the power of doing my task
here on earth.
Helen Drake, '36.
The lovely snowflakes, soft and white,
Were falling, falling through the night.
The chilly north wind made them fiy,
And brought a change to earth and sky.
The bushes, brown and bare last night,
Were changed to icy crystals bright.
Now, where last night's wind rode high,
We hear the children's happy cry.
The trees that once were stark and bare,
Now wear a coat of ermine rare.
And over all, the sun rides high,
He's chased the Snow King from the sky.
Betty Jane Harshman, '36.
FROM THE BACK SEAT
"Look out. You nearly ran over that man.
Don't whirl around the corners so noncha-
lantly. You're going too fast. How fast are we
"None of your remarks about a steering
wheel in the back seat. I'll have you know
I was driving cars when you' were in the
"Slow down now, this is a fifteen-mile-an-
hour zone, and you are going twenty. Well,
if you get a ticket you can just pay for it
yourself. I wash my hands of the whole
"Oh, there's a policeman at the corner,
don't forget to stop. Well, if you are going to
stop, Why don't you use the brakes ?"
"You're just like all young kids, know it
all. Well if you want to speed, Wait until you
get your own car. This is our car, and we are
responsible for it."
"Now don't pass that car, let him stay
ahead of you. Men are all alike 3 they just have
to pass the car ahead of them. Did you know
that men cause most of the accidents ?"
"Women are too careful? Well, if only
women were driving, I'll bet there would be
"Now let him pass youg anyone who drives
that fast is a fool. What, it's a woman? Well
so it is. Well, she's an exception."
"Maybe men can judge speed and distance
better than women, but did you ever notice
their judgment usually causes accidents?
Now don't try to pass him. Well, what if he
did cut in front of you. He didn't hurt any-
thing did he? Oh, go on around, you'll learn
Robert Maltby, '36.
48 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
Seeking relief from the discomforts of
super-heated city streets, my friend Bill and
I, attired in swimming trunks, drove our
canoe toward the inviting shade of the over-
hanging branches of the trees along the river
bank. When we reached our destination, we
found that we had been preceded by myriads
of gnats, who insisted upon asserting their
proprietary rights, and forced us from the
shade we so much desired.
We then sought to amuse ourselves by
watching the aerial antics of fish. We were
quite sure that the fish felt no change when
they left the water and entered the moisture-
laden air on one of their amusing acrobatic
As we drifted down the river, we neared
a small island. It was then that I first noticed
one fish that leaped higher than all his com-
panions, in fact, he seemed to have a distinct
technic, which was easily distinguishable
from that of common fish. When he leaped,
he left the water as though the inviting cool-
ness of the clouds above were his destination.
Up, up, up, straight into the air he rose.
When he reached the apex of his efforts, he
curved his body into the shape of a crescent
and entered the water head first. Making no
splash, as his companions did, he left only a
series of ever-widening circles on the surface
of the water to convince any chance witnesses
that this was no apparition they had seen per-
After Watching several exhibitions of pis-
catorial prowess, I was convinced that the
performer was none other than our old
friend, "Jumping Jimmy," a giant white bass,
to whom we had proved our honorable in-
tentions of friendship by a daily offering of
bread. As the canoe drew closer to J immy's
haunts, he began to turn his activities to-
ward extracting his daily tribute from us-
the strange invaders of his realm. Exciting
no response from the heat-drugged occupants
of our canoe, he drew closer. Although I was
half asleep, I was not too far gone to admire
the glistening of the sun on "Jumping
Jimmy's" white under-parts as he thrust his
belly skyward at the culmination of his leaps.
Still receiving no attention, he leaped closer,
landing about twelve inches from the bow
ofgour canoe. I then noticed that my friend
Bill had dozed off to sleep. "Jumping J immy,"
finding his exertions seemingly unappreci-
ated, since I had found myself too lazy to
throw him his daily ration of bread, decided
literally to "come and get it," for his next leap
carried him Cas close as I could estimate! a
good five feet into the air. Down he fell, land-
ing with a resounding smack full in the face
of my sleeping friend Bill, who awakened
with a snort and a lunge.
The expression of the bewildered Bill would
have provoked gales of laughter from the
great stone Sphinx itself. I, being far from a
stony image, was doubled with laughter. If
Bill's awakening snort produced weird effects
on the ear drums, the lunge following was
even worse, for it destroyed the stability of
the canoe. We lost our balance. I was caught
with my mouth wide open, about to utter a
feminine giggle Cprompted by preceding
eventsl, and I insist to this day that I swal-
lowed enough river water to lower the water
mark at least an inch.
What became of "Jumping Jimmy" after
this incident, we never learned. Whether he
was indignant at the seemingly rough treat-
ment he received when he entered our canoe
uninvited, or if he finally jumped into some
fisherman's frying pan, I do not know. We
prefer, however, to think "Jumping J immy"
is still alive, teaching little "Jimmies" the
secret of their father's prowess.
Harold G. Wise, '36.
I caught a sunbeam in its flight,
And thought to save it for the night,
But when the evening came anew,
It seemed to lose its golden hue.
Then slowly died its burning light,
As I sat dreaming in the night.
Edna Eckenbrecht, '36,
A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE
A grassy meadow
Shining with dew,
Dotted with flowers
Yellow and blue.
A winding road
And a cloudy sky,
With a placid stream
A tiny bridge
And a flock of sheep,
With a shepherd dog
To guard and keep.
There are hills in the background
And a tree here and there,
And a flock of birds
Flying high in the air.
'Charlotte Little, '36.
I ON SUNNY ROADS
On sunny roads I walk along
if And with me always goes the song Q
1 Of Hitting birdsg and on the ground I
The green of verdure all around.
Ahead there winds the road endlong.
: The sun climbs highg I still walk strong, I
And watch the wild life's endless throng.
I With noises does the world abound
qi On sunny roads.
I hear the buzz of insect song, PI
I And here I know that I belong
I With Nature, where the fields abound
With color, where there is the sound
Of breezes blowing round me strong
I On sunny roads. I
Sanford Courter, '36,
THE- WOODS IN SPRING
When spring has crept upon the earth,
To make of life a lovely thing,
'Tis then I leave my lonely hearth
And go to see the woods in spring.
When winter days have gone away,
To sleep 'till summer's on the wing,
When birds back to our regions stray,
'Tis then I roam the woods in spring.
I see the grass begin to grow,
I hear all nature sweetly sing.
I smell cool breezes as they blow,
And, best of all, the woods in spring.
But spring yields place to summer's love,
And after summer has her fling,
Cold winter has his day once more,
And I forget the woods in spring.
Gerry LaMonda, '36,
I love the dusk that veils the world,
Like a canopy unfurled.
That hovers o'er the wintry land,
Soon to drop with soothing hand.
The twinkling lights ahead I see,
Gleaming through the stalwart tree.
And wonder that they seem so far,
Like some forgotten, lonely star.
Fantastic iigures loom about,
And my mind is filled with doubt,
For all familiar marks of day,
Seem to change and fade away.
Phyllis Starr, '36.
IN THE FLOWER GARDEN
Shy rows of rainbow blossoms fair,
Can it be that you despair
To know that eyes on you have fed
And found you in an earthly bed?
Of pomp and splendor you have much,
And yet your attitude is such
That you forget your lovely face,
And hang your head in dire disgrace.
If I should plant you by a lake,
Just one sly glance in it would make
You see yourself as fairer far,
Than even mortals think you are.
Lois Dodge, '36.
A CONNECTING COBWEB '
Walking along South Street, we see the
fog slinking in, stealthily extending its cold,
gray tentacles like a greedy octopus, and
covering everything with a wet, clammy
blanket. Fog horns wail mournfully, and
sirens shriek out their baleful warnings.
Through the rifts in the fog we see the
brightly lighted towers of the skyscrapers
surrounded by halos of vapor, their colorful
domes making brilliant contrasts against the
padded gray of the night sky overhead.
Looming up against the horizon, like a
colossal, thick-set giant standing menacingly
with a foot on each side of the river, is the
George Washington Bridge. As the sun sets,
there appears before a background of deep
violet a phantom of beauty. Twilight is fall-
ing softly. The silken cobwebs which uphold
this apparition seem too fragile to support
the intangible weight of the spanning bridge.
At this magic hour, between the dark and
the daylight, it is completely deserted. But
in the purplish glow the bridge seems to
dissolve from a man-made thing into a lacy
spider web. The small twinkling lights chal-
lenge the pin-point stars above, with their
eerie brightness. Every few moments a dark,
slowly moving phantom ship silently glides
under this rainbow of the night. From the
distance one sees the never-ending thread of
headlights pursuing one another, now here,
now gone, as the light is cut off by the un-
seen cables suspended in mid-air. Far away,
the chug-chug of some motorboat is heard,
sending icy chills up and down our spine.
The sky forms a dark background against
the dark New Jersey Palisades. The New
York shore is a myriad of electric lights,
and joining these two, like an adult holding
two children by the hand, hangs the sus-
pended light-thread of the bridge.
Morris Gersh, '36,
Moaning winds at night foretold,
The dawning day of bitter cold.
And riding on the rising blast,
The snow came falling thick and fast.
At dawn we saw to our delight,
A world all garbed in dazzling white.
It seemed the snow, with magic hand,
Had carried us to fairyland.
Lucy Ann Eaton, '37.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 51
A NARRIJW ESCAPE
I never had had a narrow escape from sick-
ness before I took my last ride on a merry-
go-round. My little nephew, who was with me,
enjoyed the ride immensely and later declared
that he would take tickets on a merry-go-
round when he grew up, in order to get plenty
of rides for nothing. My attitude toward this
idea has changed greatly since that warm
summer evening at the park.
It was after a picnic dinner that Billy and
I decided to go over and take a ride on just
any of the contraptions there. When we
started toward them, our attention was first
attracted by the brassy-grinding music of
the merry-go-round. Hundreds of electric
lights glared from its whirling top and sent
pretty sparkling beams through the air. As
I was watching these lights, Billy had pur-
chased six tickets with his shining quarter.
His eyes were dancing with delight, while
I stood grinding my teeth in anticipation of
three long, whirling rides. Billy impatiently
tugged at my skirt and fairly dragged me into
the whirling torture. With a whoop of delight,
he made a rush for a large black and yellow
girafe and bounded upon its back.
A loud clang of the gong announced my
dizzy fate, so I resignedly perched myself on
a kangaroo and mentally calculated how bored
I should be for the next five minutes. But I
quickly changed my mind, for I didnlt have
time to become bored. At first we swung
around slowly and I was merely irritated by
the shrieking clamor, then gradually the
merry-go-round rotated more and more swift-
ly. The faces of the spectators became blurred
and indistinct. A horrible dizziness stole over
me as I clutched my kangaroo desperately
around his neck with both hands and closed
my eyes. Would the machine never stop?
I felt as though I must surely soon fly into
space, for I was becoming weak and faint,
when I heard the most welcome sound in the
world-the clang of the gong again. The ma-
chinery gradually stopped and we came to a
After I wiped the beads of perspiration
from my forehead, I turned to see if Billy
were still alive. Alive? His face was pink with
excitement, his eyes glistened, and both dim-
ples shone mockingly. I grabbed his hand,
hurriedly turning away, ashamed of my
weakness, yet proud of myself for not feeling
worse than I did.
June Mason, '36,
THINGS I LOVE
If one were to ask each individual in any
group what he loved, the answers would be
very revealing. Perhaps the answer would be
riches, power, fame, or gems. Yet, it might
be a painting, a symphony, or a set of dishes.
Probably no two people would have the same
list, though in some places they might agree.
These lists may suggest to others an experi-
ence unknown, a joy as yet untasted, an idea
never before received. I made my list. It
may not be acceptable to others, but it repre-
sents my point of view.
I love odd things that to others would
seem silly. I love to swim in the ocean with
the taste of salt on my lips, to lie with my
eyes closed on the burning, arid sand near the
water's edge and feel the spray. I love the
smell of freshly scrubbed woodwork. I love
a spot-clean kitchen with sunny flecks
dancing around the rims of glasses. I love an
early summer morning after it has rained
and the dampness is like the earth's coverlet.
To lie on the wet grass and watch the clouds
moving majestically across a blue sea, to ride
horseback through dark woods, to feel the
wind and foam on my face as I sit in the
prow of a sailboat, to feel the spank of the
water while skimming the water in a "put-
put"g all these I have loved. The dancing of
a ballet, the acting of the players on the stage,
the music of a symphony, the melancholy
strains of a violin, the deep, rich colors of
a painting, I have also loved.
There are innumerable others: the silver
coins on my window that are rain, the white
comfort that is snow, the first daffodil in
the spring. To some there is no beauty in
such things. They, too, can give lists of many
things which perhaps I could not appreciate.
That is very easily explained. Doesn't every-
one say, "Love is blindv?
Dorothea Rosenthal, '36.
March comes in like a lion,
And March goes out like a lamb,
Yet this spring found a different,
Contrary, seasonal plan.
The first week gave us sunshine,
The second, violet's bloom,
The third we spent in swimming,
The last blew a wintry tune.
Robert Wolfe, '36.
52 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
A DAY'S FISHING
In Wisconsin there is a group of lakes
called the heart of lakes. Among these there
is a little, deep green, rippling lake where
trout and bass furnish a fisherman's Utopia.
We set out early one morning in our row-
boat with the long, lean oars rising and dip-
ping in the shimmering water, almost with-
out a sound except for the steady squeak-
squeak of the oarlocks. As we put out of the
inlet, we passed the fishing lodge where our
party was staying. It was built like most of
the other lodges of large brown logs, shingled
roof, and a tall stone chimney which gave off
the smell of the logs that lay lazily burning
in the open fireplace. In the background rose
giant spruces that waved their ever moving
arms to and fro in the breeze. The lake was
as cool and clear as a bubbling spring, and a
light fog lay, still sleeping, over the water.
Here and there a bass jumped and came back
to his ever-flowing, swishing home with a
loud and pleasant plop.
After about fifteen minutes of steady row-
ing, we came to our camp site on a little
island nearly three miles 05 shore. In almost
no time we had landed, set up our camp, and
were ready to fish.
In the early morning we did well, but as
the day grew older, the fish refused to be
induced by our tempting bait, so we drew in
our catch and made for camp. After a satis-
fying lunch we sat around and talked about
the prospects of the afternoon. Each of us
was so confident of our ability as expert
fishermen that we decided to settle once and
for all the question. A contest was to be held.
The two who caught the least pounds of fish
would be thrown into the lake, clothes and all.
On arriving at our fishing grounds that
afternoon, each of us was determined to out-
do the other. By four o'clock Dad and I
were almost evenly matched with Dad a little
in the lead. Dick was far behind, but still
game. Not willing to be outdone, I got a
bite, a large fish hit my line, and my reel
began to click and spin around and around.
Mr. Fish zig-zagged wildly attempting to free
himself. After about ten minutes of furious,
frantic struggling, Mr. Fish decided that it
would go easier with him if he would dis-
continue his ungentlemanly conduct and
come along peacefully. As I reeled him in,
I forgot in my excitement to use the net, and
I hauled him out with my pole. Mr. Fish,
seeing that he was in the wrong element,
suddenly decided that the water was best for
him and, with one tremendous yank, he broke
my pole and was gone forever. ,
That evening I found myself, however,
unwillingly enjoying a swim in the 'coldest
of cold waters. Wilbur Jacobs, '36.
A white-faced moon in a jet-black sky,
A radio's blare, and a baby's cry.
The heat rolls up from the street below,
Don't want to stay home, no place to go.
Out on the pavement, walk the street,
Get back home with aching feet.
A whistle blows on a little chug-boat,
A steamer glides in and lies by a float.
The day's been long, the night's so hot,
You don't care whether you live or not.
Edna Eckenbrecht, '36.
Thunder grumbled low in his throat,
Rising angrily he sent forth
From his deep-set eyes,
Beat his young April bride,
VVho promptly shed many tears.
Rose Marie Davis, '36,
I like the drowsy feeling
That comes a-creeping, stealing
O'er me at night when all is hushed and
To hear the pitter-patter,
The splashing and the splatter
As raindrops beat upon my window-sill.
It seems to me they're saying,
"Sleep on, for we are playing
A lullaby that is for you alone."
Then, ere long, I am napping,
And, dreaming, hear the tapping
Of their tom-toms beating out the same
old tone. Irene Cosner, '36,
RECIPE FOR SPRING
Use a cup of grass that's green,
A spoonful of a bird's sweet song,
Just one dash of budding iiowers,
And stir, but not too long.
Sprinkle in a fiuffy cloud,
And add a few sunbeamsg
Add a cup of bubbling brook,
And dust with choice day dreams.
Bake in the shade of an elm tree,
And serve around in May,
Top with a drop of laziness,
And make it last all day.
Maxine Longstreet, '36.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 53
AN ADVENTURE IN PORTRAIT
"Oh, this is going to be easy," I re-
marked to myself as I confidently began to
create my artistic masterpiece. The so-called
masterpiece was to be a lady's portrait, and
as I looked at the blank board in front of
me, I could see imaginary visions of a radiant
face, delicately colored and holding every-
one's attention by its interestingly suggested
features. Ah! The dreams of the artist QI
flattered myself too soon! were uppermost
in my mind, but they were unfortunately
doomed to disappointment.
As I labored on with my work, first meas-
uring, then blocking in, and finally erasing
all that I had done so far, my task became
more and more irksome. Though I loathed
admitting it, a growing doubt grew in my
mind. It was a doubt that grew larger . . .
and larger . . . and larger! Would my
dream picture ever be transmitted unto my
bgrd? Secretly, I knew the answer. It was
Eventually, the framework of the por-
trait was flnishedg and to my delight, the
time came to paint it. As a whole, the
painting was comparatively easy. Of course,
there were frantic grabs for the paint cloth
when the paint began to drip, and once the
pale green of the background came down to
visit the blue paint of the eyes, thus form-
ing one sickly green eye. True, the back-
ground was a bit smeary, and the rosy
cheeks looked somewhat like round red ap-
ples, but if one overlooked a few of these
trifles and stretched his imagination, the
splotches of paint did vaguely resemble a
face. It was not as I had first imagined it,
but I consoled myself with the thought that
all dreams fail at times. Perhaps this was
but the beginning of a wonderful career. At
any rate, I determined to show it to my
father when he came home, and I anxiously
awaited his arrival.
He finally arrived, and with a mixed feel-
ing of pride and apprehension, I ushered him
upstairs into my "studio," I had not told
him of my latest ambitions, so I waited
breathlessly while he entered the room and
suddenly fixed his eyes upon my coveted
"Well!" he exclaimed, "What is this I see?
Have you decided to become a cartoonist? If
so, that's not bad, but what's it for ?"
Needless to say, the portrait went into the
waste-paper basket, my artistic ambitions
were discarded, and I thought of a steno-
graphic career, as never before.
Helen Geraldine Sindell, '36.
MY DREAM SHIP
I saw a ship a-sailing, a-sailing on the sea,
And thought of all the wonders a ship would
chance to see.
I'd like to be a captain, a captain bold and
And guide my ship quite safely o'er all the
I'd visit all the countries, the countries far
And then I'd journey homeward to those Iid
left, so dear.
Oh, that's the place, my darling, my heart
will ever be!
The gallant dream ship's sailing is only
Annette Lee, '36,
IN MODERN TIMES
In modern times, through noisy street,
Where surging crowds of people meet,
From all around the cars and trains,
Whose clangor beats on weary brains,
Are rushing by with noise and heat.
Great buildings rear into the sky,
While overhead swift airplanes Hy,
And Man is by these things bound,
In modern times.
But in the country, all around
Green meadows, birds and trees abound,
While o'er the grass, the brook, the bay,
The sunlight in a cherry ray,
Bright colors strew upon the ground,
In modern times.
Marianna Morris, '36.
Silver lipped and silent lies the sea,
In the gentle darkness of the deep,
While the moon casts shadows o'er the lea,
The breezes rock the world in gentle sleep.
The sun in all its glory meets the day
And spreads its rainbow colors through
The lilting winds of morning are so gay,
And laugh at sleepy mortals passing by.
Betty Jane Smith, '36.
54 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
BOOKS I LIKE
"Anna Karenina" is my favorite. When I
am in a blue and pensive mood, it very aptly
serves the purpose. Who can read this world
novel without sympathizing with the young
Russian noblewoman? What sentimental
maiden does not feel the fascination of her
lover, Count Vronsky, a brilliant young offi-
cer? No criticism can convey the powerful
impression of her own personality, a person-
ality colored by love, blind passion, moth-
erly tenderness, doubt, sorrow, and finally
"David Copperfield" is another favorite.
I read with absorbed interest his sad experi-
ences as a child, his youth at school, and his
struggles for a livelihood. Regretfully I
leave him in his early manhood, prosperous
and happily married. "Mill on the Floss" is
one of the masterpieces of fiction. This trag-
edy portrays the lives of English working
At one time when my knowledge of Span-
ish was not nearly so rusty as it is at present,
I thoroughly enjoyed the adventures of "Cap-
tain Venenof' I liked its breezy freshness, its
clever and amusing style. This summer, I
fully intend to read the "Alhambra", I have
been told that this Spanish Sketch Book grew
out of the experiences and studies of Irving,
while an actual resident in the old royal
palaces of the Moors at Grenada.
At night, when my doting but worthy fam-
ily have retired, and when the house is quiet
with a certain significant silence, I experience
a weird thrill in reading a story of unrelieved
gloom-"Frankenstein", Longingly I glance
at "The Confessions of an English Opium
Eater" and wonder if it is half as thrilling as
In serious moments, when I am most keen-
ly aware of my lack of' knowledge, in respect
to American industry and business condi-
tions, the "Octopus" is quite invigorating. I
try to appreciate the fact that it symbolizes
American life as a whole with its hopes, as-
pirations, and problems. "The Jungle" gives
an accurate description of life in Chicago
But I turn from these with a faint sigh of
relief. I devote my attention to UMy Garden
Acquaintance" from "My Study Windows" by
James Russell Lowell. I delight in the famil-
iar visits of the birds at Elmwood.
But these books are only a few of the
many. "The Virginians" is very inviting,
"Tom J ones" commands attention, and "Van-
ity Fair" compels respect.
Mildred Perry, '36.
, AFTER RAIN
The rain has ceased, the sky is lucid.
The air is still
And freshly filled
With the fragrance of the new washed leaves
Great crystal raindrops gleam
Like diamonds upon a beam,
Flecked on the freshly washed grass
And vivid wild violets.
The little birds make merry all about,
Like darts they flash among the trees
Pouring out their songs of melodies.
There is surely nothing so refreshing
As pearly little raindrops.
Charlotte Woodburn, '36,
Softly it blows, stirring the trees,
Soft like the hum of hungry bees.
Softly it sends one on to sleep,
Like the watery waves of the deep.
Loudly it moans, sign of a storm,
Quickly the clouds gather and swarm.
Darkness hovers and lingers cool.
On with the storm! The wind shall rule!
Martha Wolfe, '36,
Bright new bonnet,
Ribbons on it.
With eyes they greet,
While birds above
Sing songs of love.
Soft winds blowing,
Green things growing.
Dorothy Shull, '36.
Soft blue blanket over all,
Shadows rising straight and tallg
Crystal dew-drops lightly fall,
In the night.
Bright stars twinkling up above,
Threads of moonlight speak of love,
Earth is covered with the glove
Of the night.
Betty Wolfe, '36.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 55
A droning sound like hum of bee
In dead of night awakened me.
And gazing through the window pane,
From out the sky, there came a plane.
It landed in the field below, A
A sputtering noise, the wheels turned slow.
'Twas swallowed by the night so deep,
I crawled in bed and fell asleep!
Emily Zimmer, '37.
THE SIGHTS AND THE SMELLS
There's nothing I love like the smell of
The smell of the earth's brown loam,
The returning birds and the Hap of Wings
As they wend their way toward home.
There's nothing I love like the river's rush
As it fills from the early thaws,
And the smell of the maple sugar camp,
And the buzz of the woodman's saws.
There's nothing I love like forsythia
As the buds are beginning to bring,
Patches of sunlight in garden and vale,
To add to the sights of spring.
Rosemary Ohler, '36.
THE SAPPHIRE OF THE DISTAN T HILLS
The sapphire of the distant hills
Is beckoning to me,
To come and live a happy life
On sapphire hills and deep blue sea.
The sapphire hills are far away,
And I would be there, too,
Far from the boring daily cares,
Beginning life anew.
Esther Tandy, '36.
MAY: MORNING AND EVENING
The redd'ning glow of early morn
Mounts skyward through the gray,
The great sun swiftly rising
Calls forth the fresh May day.
Night's purple shadows fast enclose
The last full tints of day,
A light wind's softly wafting
The fragrant breath of gentle May.
Jean Waddell, '36.
Night broods above the houses,
Orion dreams on high,
A half-moon nods and drowses
With a half-closed eye.
And I who see them sleeping,
Walk quietly below,
And feel in perfect keeping
With all the silent show.
Morris Gersh, '36.
TODAY vs KING ARTHUR'S DAY
What a vast difference there is between
the world of today and the world when
Arthur reigned as master supreme. "The old
order changeth, yielding place to the new,',
said the King himself, and how true, how
very true that is. We have progressed in both
social and political conditions. Our education
is developed to the highest degree, inven-
tions have advanced our standard of living,
research in medicine has disclosed aids for
nature's foes: illness and poor health, fash-
ions have changed and improved, we are
a democratic people living together in a
republic. Man, as a Whole, is wiser and
wealthier. Yet I believe it would be interest-
ing to go back to that medieval period, and
live among the English. Chivalry, which is
fast dying out, was prevalent in the higher
classes. People were either wholeheartedly
devoted to each other and a certain cause
for which they stood, or else they passion-
ately hated each otherg hence, rebellions and
wars were a result of the latter.
Men had a chance to prove their worth,
serving their ruler. Women were regarded as
ornaments and something to be worshiped,
and cared for tenderly as sweethearts, wives,
and mothers. A bitter duel might result from
a single rude word spoken to one of the
This high esteem has not survived, despite
its bitter struggle. Women now are equal in
their rights with meng they have paved the
way for themselves in this world of struggle,
and must be content. However, many secretly
wish they might change places with their
ancestors. Such, for one, am I.
Doris Kremer, '37.
THE PRINCESS HUITZLIN
In the jungle deep and silent
Where hushed memories remain
Of a mighty Aztec nation
Ne'er to come to life again,
Is a deep pool rimmed with onyx
Now as lovely as that day
When the dusky soft-eyed princess
In her litter came that way.
Fast she hurried from the Spaniards
Who with sword and dagger bold
Carved a crimson trail before them
In their frenzied search for gold.
Fast she hurried, faster, faster,
But their haste was all in vain
For the cruel Spaniard Cortez
Sent his men to halt their train,
Since a princess could be ransomed
For her weight in pearls and gold
And perhaps from her by torture
Might the secret there be told.
Where the priests in frenzied hurry
Had the city's treasure piled
Somewhere in desolate jungle
Near some Waters deep and wild.
By the onyx pool she halted
But before they came in view
Nearer to the cool calm surface
Of the pool's great heart she drew.
She paused there in dazzling splendor
In the moon's white ghostly light
Poised like the sacred Quetzal bird
Springing into soaring flight.
A moment later and she plunged
Into grimly smiling waters
Which rippled 'round protectingly-
One of earth's fairest daughters!
The Spaniards heard the faint, light splash
From the waters dim and cool,
Yet little dreamed that they had left
Their treasure in the pool.
Now when the silver moonlight falls
And the jungle all grows still,
She comes once more with Hrefiies
Wandering with them at her will.
And then 'tis said her step is light
As she sings a wild, sweet song,
But this fair vision vanishes
With the coming of the dawn.
Betty Wilson, '37.
A TRUE HORSEMAN
Deep in the blood of a true horseman lies
the love for the saddle that begins with birth
and ends with death. Not a love for the horse
of the bridle path, but for the horse of the
Argentine Pampas or the Cossack Steppes or
the plains of Sonora, or wherever great en-
durance, a stout heart, and strong legs are
rather to be had than a long pedigree.
So inbred is the love and desire for the
saddle that the true horseman never learns
to ride. He can ride as soon as he can walk.
And he is only truly happy when the wind
is in his face and thunder of pounding hoofs
is in his ears. This is the music and language
he knows best. This is the horseman's
It is good to remember that in this rush-
ing smoky, grimy age of gears and steam
and electricity there are hundreds of men
who still can sing "My hat is my housetop,
my saddle is my home."
Rochelle Margolis, '37.
THE CALL OF THE SEA
When the washing waves of the water
Come rushing in from the sea,
When the roar of the rolling Whitecaps
On the beach reaches out to me,
When the belly'd sails of a ship I spy,
Or the rolling gait of a tar,
I hear a voice that seems to cry,
"Let's go! Sail afar, sail afar V'
Jack Gardiner, '36,
MY FAVORITE VILLAIN
Reading of Fu Manchu in action
Aiords the greatest satisfaction.
All the deeds he does are thrilling,
And the atmosphere is chilling,
When he Waves his shining knife,
Threatening the heroine's life,
The hairs arise upon my neck,
My nerves become a shattered wreck.
How I love to read his books
How I revel in his looks
When he scowls and sneers and j eers
Till the hero brave appears!
Daring are his deviled plots,
Crammed with knives and snakes and shots 5
Lives are nothing to this man,
Murder is his usual plan,
Anything to gain his ends
And, of course, he has no friends,
Only servants ruled by fear.
True, no one will shed a tear
When death destroys his wicked looks-
Excepting I, who read his books!
Judy Fiske, '37.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 57
Robert Kitchen, '30, is one of the four
students at Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y.,
who have been awarded a first prize of S300
for best design of a community recreation
center for a town of about twelve thousand
inhabitants. The competition was sponsored
by the Alumni Association of the American
Academy in Rome and the winning team
designed its center with Natchez, Miss., as
its location. The style of architecture was
Mississippi Georgian. Kitchen graduated last
year from a five-year architectural course
and because of his outstanding scholarship
was awarded a one-and-one-half-year post-
graduate course leading to a bachelor degree
in landscape architecture.
Henry Feltis is the author of an article,
"On Certain Systems of Conics Satisfying
Four Conditions," which appeared in the
January issue of the National Mathematics
Magazine. Henry Feltis graduated from
Steele in 1932 and later attended the liberal
arts school, Y. M. C. A. Junior College. At
the present time he is employed at the Angell
Dorothy Darrow, '34, has attained the
honor roll at Judson College, Marion, Ala-
bama. The roll is composed of students who
have good class standing and present ac-
ceptable citizenship records.
Howard Kany, who graduated from Steele
in 1929, holding the highest grade of any
graduate in Dayton, has been nominated by
the scholarship awards committee of Witten-
berg College for a fellowship at a university
in France during the school year 1936-37.
Robert Spivack, senior at the University
of Cincinnati, has been chosen as a leading
college student for inclusion in the 1936
edition of the "College Who's Who," pub-
lished at the University of Alabama. The
book contains biographies of college student
leaders throughout the nation. Spivack is the
editor of the "Bearcat," a student newspaper
of the University of Cincinnati, and recently
was associate editor of the "Student Advo-
cate," a magazine published in New York.
He is majoring in economics.
Steve Malone, '35, a freshman at Swarth-
more, has been elected chairman of his class.
He was recently pledged to Delta Upsilon
Rev. B. De Frees Brien, '28, was elevated
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to the priesthood, February 26, in a St.
Matthias day service at Trinity Cathedral,
Cleveland. Rev. Brien attended Oakwood
High School for three years, but graduated
from Steele. After graduating from Kenyon
College in 1932, he continued his studies
at Bexley Seminary, where he received the
bachelor of divinity degree in June of 1935.
Marion Hay, who is a junior pre-medico
student at the University of Dayton, is presi-
dent of the debating society, which started
on its national debate tour Monday, March
2. Hay, with his companion, Daniel Hobbs,
debated in eleven colleges and universities
throughout the South. Last year he made the
debating tour through the East.
Mary Anne Harshman, '32, has gone to
Palo Alto, California, to re-enter Stanford,
where she spent her freshman year. During
the first part of this year she attended Ohio
Fred Daum, '35, who has been employed at
the Dayton Power and Light Company, en-
rolled in the University of Cincinnati the
second semester. He is studying engineering.
James Walker, '31, a senior in the Case
School of Applied Science in Cleveland, is
majoring in mechanical engineering. He is a
member of the Case Athletic Association and
of Phi Delta Theta social fraternity.
58 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
Milton Margolis, '35, a freshman attending
the University of Cincinnati, was on the
winning side of the debating team. The ques-
tion debated was "Resolved, That a program
of intramural athletics should be substituted
for intercollegiate athletics."
John Graham, Robert Lowman, Clara
Distel, and Ruthelayn Katz, who are Steele
graduates of 1935, have been made members
of the Freshman Honor Society at Ohio
State. Graham stood first in a class of 550
in Freshman English. His ranking was
3.9525. Robert Lowman received a semester
average of 3.9 for the first semester.
Don Wilhelm, a former Steele graduate,
ranked first in sophomore engineering at the
University of Dayton. He was also elected
to the Honor Society.
Charles Harbottle, '35, is one of eighteen
DePauw University students eligible for
membership in Phi Eta Sigma, national
scholastic honorary fraternity. Harbottle is
a pledge of Beta Theta Pi, national social
Ervin Pickles, '35, has been initiated by Pi
Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of
Cincinnati. He is enrolled in the cooperative
course in the college of engineering.
Clara Distel, '35, freshman at Ohio State
University, confirmed the opinion of the
school's examiner, B. L. Stradley, that stu-
dents who make good marks in high school
continue to do so in college, when she did all-
"A" work during her second quarter. Miss
Distel is attending Ohio State on a scholar-
Richard A. Aszling, '32, was recently named
one of three executive committeemen to lay
plans for Oberlin College's mock Republican
national convention, held on the campus May
8 and 9. Oberlin students have held the mock
conventions each presidential year since 1860,
and have selected the right candidate nine
times, and the wrong one nine times. Aszling
is a senior at Oberlin.
Donald D. Herrman, a student at Wash-
ington and Jefferson College, was recently
elected to Phi 'Chi Mu honorary fraternity
for men majoring in science and mathe-
matics. He is president of the junior class
and president of the Classical Club. He is
also active in the college Y. M. C. A., and
played varsity football during his sophomore
Thomas Haacke shared honors in the Fer-
son prize award in the University of Cincin-
nati College of Law Student Case Club final
arguments, according to an announcement
made Friday night, April 24, at the law col-
lege's annual student jubilee dinner. After
Haacke graduated from Steele he attended
the University of Dayton, where he received
his pre-legal training.
Delmas W. Abbott, '28, has been awarded
a scholarship in the school of social service
administration at the University of Chicago,
for the term beginning July 1. Abbott, who
has majored in sociology at Berea College,
Berea, Kentucky, will receive his bachelor of
arts degree there June 1. After his gradua-
tion from Steele, he spent a year in post-
graduate work at the Berea College Academy
before entering the advanced institution.
Prominent in campus activities, Abbott is a
member of the college's Y. M. C. A., the
Sociology club, Men's Hall union, Alpha
Zeta literary society and the "B" club, letter-
men's organization. He is editor of the col-
lege annual and served as editor of the stu-
dent paper for two years, in addition to
having been president of the sophomore
class, president of the collegiate union and
member of the varsity track team.
George Shults, a graduate of Steele and of
Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio, will take up
the duties of the pastorate of the Millville
Federation Church, Millville, Ohio, following
his graduation from the Reformed Theolog-
ical Seminary at Lancaster, Pennsylvania,
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 59
ETHER AND RELATIVITY
Professor William Cartmel did not hesi-
tate to rise and voice his opinions at a joint
meeting of the American Physical Society
and the Optical Society of America. He said
that there was an ether and that, as a conse-
quence, relativity must be rejected. He had
not made any experiments for himself, but
relied on those of Professor Dayton C. Miller
of the Case School of Applied Science in
An ether has been a logical necessity to
physicists for about two hundred years.
There must be a transmitting energy or a
transmitting medium in space-something
which conveys energy. Without such a
medium, how could we see a distant star, a
nearby candle? How does gravitation act?
How does a magnet exert its attractive force
on a needle? These questions give stabiliza-
tion and authority to the statement that such
a transmitting medium is present.
It was once thought that light travels in
longitudinal waves, like those we produce
when we shake a rug by one corner. A man
named Fresnel found that they were trans-
verse. Such waves are possible only in elastic
solid. Forthwith the ether was endowed with
the necessary properties.
But if the ether is like an elastic solid,
why does it not retard the planets in their
courses? Lord Kelvin explained that it must
be like wax, for all its tenuity-something
which will vibrate under a sharp blow and
which is yet so plastic that a heavy solid
can move through it. Kelvin claims that the
earth is ploughing through this ether like
another great force through a mass of wax.
It became necessary to discover by an
actual test whether there is an ether or not.
A musical note travels faster with the wind
than against it. If the ether is fixed, it ought
to give rise to a "wind" that similarly affects
the velocity of light. Two kinds of measure-
ments have been suggested. The first should
be made in the direction in which the earth is
traveling in its orbit. The second plan was
to measure at right angles, both paths being
of equal length. If the time is greater in the
first case, there is definite proof of an ether
"wind" and therefore not an ether.
The problem is usually stated more simply.
Seat yourself in a boat. Row one mile up-
stream and one mile downstream. Next, as-
suming that the river is one mile wide, row
from one bank to the other and back again.
Experiment proves that it takes longer to go
upstream and back.
This column would rather think that there
is a transmitting medium as stated hereto-
fore. Even if Dr. Cartmel should prove to be
right, which is doubtful, physicists are not
likely to establish the old Newton theory.
The Newton theory stated that we see light
because the source ejects particles that strike
our eyes. This old idea sounds rather foolish
since Lord Kelvin's discovery.
Robert Wertz, '36.
THE RELATIVITY OF TIME
Light, traveling at the speed of 186,000
miles per second, takes 72 years to reach our
earth from the star Mira. Let us suppose
that on this star an observer has his telescope
trained on our earth. Let us also suppose that
civilization on this star has surpassed that of
our earth, and our observer has a super-
telescope through which he can watch events
occurring on our earth. Behold, then, our ob-
server, with his instrument turned upon our
United States, witnessing events whose par-
ticipants have long since been dead. These
men and women, who have long ago passed
from our earth, have continued to live in
space and time, and their existence is thus
prolonged indefinitely, in an expanse whose
limits, according to Einstein, we can never
hope to reach. Thus we see that which ceases
to exist in time will nevertheless continue
to live in regard to space.
However this may be, we cannot conceive
of time without reference to ourselves, and
this is proof that time does not exist in itself,
that it is always relative to the person who
thinks of it, that there is no absolute past
or future, but everywhere and forever an
eternal present. An event does not approach
usg it does not moveg it has never movedg it
is we who go towards and finally pass it!
Thus have the theories of Einstein and
our great mathematicians and astronomers
opened to us a new universe, into which, at
the present, we can only cast a furtive glance,
a universe of the fourth dimension.
Leon Siff, '36.
60 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
ELECTRICITY: THE WEIRD AND
What is electricity? Is it matter? If so, is
it a solid, a liquid, or a gas? If a person were
to ask the greatest scientists in the world
these three questions, the answer would be,
"I don't know." Since Benjamin Franklin's
immortal experiments, physicists and engi-
neers have been experimenting with this
great source of energy. It is the medium
through which most of our greatest inven-
tions have been brought to a realization.
Such mechanisms as the light bulb, the
radio, the automobile, and moving pictures
would all be impossible without it. It is the
basis of our greatest manufacturing indus-
tries. Without it the entire world would be
crippled and would be forced to go back to
the primitive stages. Yet, with all its varied
uses and applications, we are unable to ex-
plain what it is.
According to the modern theory, matter is
composed of positive and negative bits of
electricity called protons H-J and electrons
Q-J, arranged in various combinations
around a nucleus to form the ninety-two
basic elements now known. Electricity is
thought to be a stream of electrons. If this
is true, isn't it matter? But if it is matter,
why is it that when a current of electricity is
passed through a wire it does not gain
weight? Great fame and fortune await the
first person who can offer a plausible answer
to the previously stated questions.
Although we are not all familiar with the
composition of electricity, we do know what
it can do. In my opinion, one of the greatest
inventions is the radio. I never cease to won-
der at its magic. First sound is picked up by
a small vibrating disk known as a micro-
phone. Then these vibrations set up a pulsat-
ing electric current, which is set free in the
air by means of a transmitter and antenna.
This electric current is picked up by another
antenna, possibly thousands of miles away,
and, by means of a series of amplifying and
rectifying tubes, reverted to its original
state, sound, without appreciable loss in tone
The radio is only one of the thousands of
applications of electricity. Through it the
dream of the ancient alchemists, transmuta-
tion, may be fulfilled. The alchemists believed
that the only metal was gold, and that all
other metals were base mixtures of gold and
foreign substances. They constantly searched
for the philosopher's stone to enable them to
revert all metals to gold. We now realize the
utter futility of their search, but electricity
may turn out to be the "philosopher's stone"
they sought. By firing a stream of electrons
at an atom, it is extremely possible that
transmutation will become a reality. In fact,
in a few isolated cases, transmutation has
been accomplished, but it is a very rare oc-
currence. However, in the future, scientists
would not be greatly surprised if this process
became a commercial reality.
As I review the history and accomplish-
ments of electricity, I never cease to marvel
at its wonders. I think of all the great things
already realized, and I wonder what can pos-
sibly come next. It has so many universal
uses now, yet only an infinitely small frac-
tion of them have been utilized. I cannot
help but recall Morse's famous words, the
first ever transmitted over the telegraph,
"What hath God wrought !"
Ted Levy, '36.
Fifty years ago a youth of twenty-one,
James Martin Hall, solved a problem which
had baffled the best scientific minds of the
century. On February the twenty-third in
eighteen eighty-six, Hall perfected a prac-
tical method for the cheap production of
Although the most abundant of metals, the
existence of aluminum wasn't even suspected
until the eighteenth century. The silvery
metal had been obtained before Hall made
his discovery, but the processes rendered the
price exorbitantly high. Thus to the Amer-
ican chemist, Hall, must go the credit for
the existence of the gigantic aluminum
The story of this metal is a study in con-
trasts. Less than a century ago aluminum
and platinum jewelry sold for the same
price. Today aluminum is used for articles
ranging from beads to a huge shovel capable
of holding an automobile, from the minute
particles in "silver" ink to the millions of
tons in the Empire State building, from eve-
ning gowns to kitchenware.
Because of its lightness, aluminum is lind-
ing increased favor with all kinds of manu-
facturing and construction engineers. Its
abundance insures us a steady cheap supply.
Truly this metal has become indispensable
to our modern civilization and will doubtless
increase its importance.
Wallace Fryer, '37.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 61
SURVEYING THE STARS
Dr. George Hale, white-haired, Pasadena,
California, astronomer, has spent his whole
life gambling on telescopes. At sixteen he
made a fine spy-glass and turned the roof of
his father's house into an observatory. Five
years later he invented the spectroheliograph
which enabled him to photograph the flames
that spout thousands of miles from the sun's
surface. In 1895, only twenty-seven, he man-
aged the building of a forty-inch refracting
telescope and induced Charles T. Yerkes to
build an observatory for it. The observatory
is the famed Yerkes Observatory at Williams
Bay, Wisconsin, a part of the University of
Chicago. He astounded the nation's astro-
physicists by building a sixty-inch refracting
telescope for the observatory near Pasadena.
His last projeot was a 100-inch telescope
which cost about 35600,000 and is still the
world's largest refiector.
This man is still not satisfied. Now, he is
installing a most remarkable telescope that
is valued at 356,000,000 To get this huge
glass to the observatory, it was ship-ped on
one of the oddest-looking trains ever beheld.
The train was dubbed the "Telescope Lim-
ited" by sweating trainmen who knew the
value of their cargo. Upright in a cradle sunk
in the car, especially built, was an enormous
cake of transparent glass. Large, flat sheets
of steel and steel beams strong enough for a
railroad bridge pier buttressed its cork and
felt-lined sleek sides. Looking like a giant
slice of pineapple, this fragile cargo was the
largest solid piece of blue-white glass ever
cast. It weighed twenty tons and measured
200 inches-nearly seventeen feet-in diam-
eter, and twenty-six inches in thickness. It
was carefully ground, polished, and mounted
on the railroad car. Soon it will be mounted
on Mount Palomar, a small, rounded peak
eighty miles northeast of San Diego, Cali-
If it works successfully, a man no bigger
by comparison than a fiy, ensconed in a
bullet-shaped cage, will ride this telescope
across the star-spangled night, catching the
astronomical images on photographic plates.
This marvelous new telescope will be able to
pierce space more than 1,200,000 light years
and will extend the vision twenty-seven
times beyond that of the 100-inch glass.
The first step in preparing the glass was a
fine grinding and polishing operation so deli-
cate that, toward the end, work can be done
only fifteen minutes a day. The saucer-like
cavity in the reflecting face is within a mil-
lionth of an inch true. It took three years
of this tedious effort. It then was given a coat
of aluminum to make the mirror.
The mounting is not the easiest job. It is
very difficult to lift such a heavy glass 6,000
feet above the fields of California.
Telescopes are refracting and reflecting.
The former transmits the rays to a focus
through a combination of lenses called the
objective glassy the latter brings them to a
focus by refiection from a concave mirror.
Dr. Hale is a man who has given us much
to be thankful for. We can only hope his
successes will be many and his future be a
Robert Wertz, '36.
A scientific education at the touch of a
push button! That is what one finds at a
new museum in Los Angeles, California. It
is the new Griffith Observatory in which are
housed sixty-four exhibits, operated by one
hundred and fifty buttons. The building is a
beautiful, three-domed structure ' costing
S650,000. On entering, one is reminded of a
large research laboratory. Switches click,
arcs crackle, high voltages buzz in glass
tubes, and motors hum. The sounds of
vacuum pumps mingled with the tapping of
a mechanical hand that aligns iron filings
about the poles of a magnet, can be heard.
One of the principal exhibits is a giant
Foacault pendulum which is suspended from
the ceiling by a steel wire. Its 240-pound
ball makes the rotation of the earth actually
visible by maintaining its own original' plane
of motion. The sun is harnessed in another
interesting exhibit centered around a huge
coelostat. By a series of mirrors the rays of
the sun are diverted to various positions.
One projects the sun's image on a ground
glass screen, through which sun spots can be
seen to grow and disappear on the sun's
surface. A second beam passes through the
prism of a spectoscope and affords a view
of the bars representing the elements of
which the sun is composed. The third beam
is focused upon a rapidly rotating prism,
bringing one part and then another of the
sun's surface into view. So rapidly does this
happen, however, that a clear motion picture
is seen of one-quarter of the sun's surface.
Thus, great jets of flaming hydrogen can be
seen shooting far out into the solar atmos-
phere. These are just a few of the exhibits
which demonstrate the marvels of physics,
chemistry, geology, and astronomy which
are operated by the visitor's Hnger.
Marion Frame, '37 .
AGORA LITERARY SOCIETY
Adviser-Miss Charlotte Meyer.
Ella Mae Clore
Cut by FRED Honcoms
Anita Coleman Ida Mae Faber
Helen Eveleigh Vivian Knuth
Irma Mock Theresa Strachan
Mary Jane Powers Marian Updyke
Motto-"The best that we can do for one
another is to exchange our thoughts
Colors-Red and White.
AUREAN LITERARY SOCIETY
Adviser-Miss Faye Cleveland.
Lucy Ann Eaton
Motto-"Appreciate the artistic qualities of
Colors-Green and White.
Clara Jane Cavanaugh
Bettv Jane Smith
Mary Ellen Helmstetter
Motto-"Listen and consider."
Colors-Blue and White.
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,,1,,1.,,4,,-fm. .,' ,V .-. - ,..x,,
Adviser-Miss Frances Hunter.
Colors-Crimson and White.
J UNI ORS
s P 0 T L I G H T
DRAMATIC ART CLUB
Adviser-Miss Inda Sundal.
Grace Ahlers Amy Holstein
Dorothy Clemmer James Langman
Mary Jane Folker Betty Steinbarger
Marguerite Foreman Virginia Yates
Sylvia Bader Ervine Kern h
Ruth Bennett Donald Kirpatrlck
Mary Jane Ford Robert Miller
Norma Anderson Jerry Meher
Constance Coleman Wilma Shively
Merle Corner '
HOME ECONOMICS CLUB
Adviser-Miss Frances Gregory.
ECCRITEAN LITERARY SOCIETY
Adviser-Miss Myriam Page.
Betty Jane Ander
Mary Frances Randall
Mary Anne Turner
Jane E. Smith
Jane M. Smith
Mary Lou Thomas
Colors-Green and White.
Betty Jane Chamberlain Alice Haine
Dorothy Clevenger Edna Oda
Motto-"Trust and do your best with a
Colors-Orchid and White.
Adviser-Miss Eleanor Kyle.
Clara Jane Cavanaugh
Mary Ann Dorfman Nancy Stowe
Rachel 'Harriman Betty Tate
Doris Compton Jane Hutchings
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Adviser-Miss Margaret Wright.
Clara Jane Cavana
Ted T ev
Mary Frances Randall
Dorothy J ache
Motto-'tlndustria est initium sapientiaef,
Colors-Purple and Gold.
Adviser--Mr. W. O. Stutz.
Colors-Cardinal and Steel Gray.
Rudolph Van Dyke
Adviser-Miss Helen Haynes.
Colors-Red and Black.
Motto--"Give and you shall receive."
Edward Ablon Charles Lee
Walter Bayley Eugene Linske
Robert Buettner David Marquardt
James Cooper Edward Owen
Stanley Donenfeld Post-Graduate
Jack Gerling John Harshman
Richard Plumer, Society Editor
Rudolph Van Dyke
Adviser-Miss Wilmah Spencer.
Veda Baskett Betty Ford
Mary Jane Campbell
Maria D l
E l R d
n un ap ve yn ee
Edna Eckenbrecht Glenadine Roder
Mary Beth Critchfield
Motto-"Seek new things."
'Colors-Blue and White.
SPUR LITERARY SOCIETY
Adviser-Miss Mary Alice Hunter.
Mary Ann Chamberlain
Rosalyn Van Tillburgh
Dorothy J ache
Betty Lou Koors
Edna Mae McWilliams
Betty Jane Swabb
Motto-"A spur to prick the sides of my
Colors-Lavender and White.
STEELE SERVICE SOCIETY
Adviser-Miss Bertha Hoborn.
Mary Ann Chamberlain
Helen McCoy '
Mary Frances Randall
Mary Ann Turner
Dorothy J ache
Jane J acohi
Mary Lou Thomas
Colors-Red and Black.
AN EQUESTRIENNE'S PROGRESS
My debut as an equestrienne was made
with little or no preparation and under
rather peculiar, not to say amusing circum-
stances. I was about ten years old at the
time, and was enjoying a summer at Lake
saw a poor old
Wilcox where I one day
broken-down, sway-backed farm-horse plac-
idly nibbling some choice vines on the front
fence of the cottage. I was immediately
seized with an intense desire to ride him,
and so I started out upon my conquest with-
out further ado.
To mount him was the first problem which
confronted me and I attempted it nobly. Try
as I would, however, old Dobbin was a bit
too high for the jump-scramble-and-sit pro-
cess so I calmly led him to a fence across the
road which was covered with a luxuriant
growth of poison ivy, and, climbing first upon
this, I was able to achieve my goal.
OE we started, ambling majestically, and
looking somewhat like a surprised Quixote
and his gallant steed. However, I believe
Quixote did have some reins to hold on to
and a saddle to sit in. I did not. Nothing
daunted, however, I seized Dobbin's mane
and hung on with a determined grasp. He
seemed to object to this, for he shook his
head violently. The next best thing then,
was his neck itself. 1 tried the experiment,
and to say that my fiery charger objected to
this treatment is putting it mildly indeed.
He simply gave rise to a choked resemblance
of a neigh and slithered to the ground, where
he remained, rolling his eyes until I got off
My poor old steed died two days later and
ever since then, I have never considered
horse-back riding a sport-it seems more
like a massacre to me.
Betty Wilson, '37.
When springtime comes I like to be
Out in the sun by my apple tree,
Out Where the soft sunshine has kissed
The blossoms to pink and amethyst,
Where the song birds sing under glowing
And rare sweet odors of flowers rise.
I go every day to my tree and sit,
And gaze in the blue for the joy of it.
Mildred Perry, '36.
66 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
Dayton Cooperative High School
It is of interest to know that here in Day-
ton we have the largest cooperative high
school in America. From this institution
comes a magazine published by the school,
concise, accurate, complete, and detailed.
Lively reports are given on scholastic awards,
successful graduates in business, student em-
ployment, addresses of the Ohio Industrial
Commission, the Senior Class play, and club
activities. Editorials and other essay subjects
are drawn from current interests. Tucked
into every page is a witty, clear, and pene-
trating quotation from Mark Twain, or other
present-day writers. Unquestionably the
chief accomplishment of this publication is
that it gives to the outside reader an idea
of the Widely constructive and practical
training this outstanding educational body
holds for young Daytonians.
Hughes High School
Admiral Richard E. Byrd-'tExploration
has not reached its limit by any means.
There are still large unexplored areas. First,
of course, are the most widely heralded
regions, the Arctic and the Antarctic. Pata-
gonia, New Guinea, Brazil-all have parts
which never have been mapped."
These lines appear amid the completeness
of 'tOld Hughes" for March, 1936, in the
feature article, t'He Risked His Life for
Science-An Interview with Admiral Byrd."
The student reporter has written up this
recent interview with the internationally-
known explorer in commendable style. Con-
centrated thought is the key to the entire
publication, well constructed ideas leap from
direct and forceful paragraphs. Budding
poets are not lacking, as is evidenced in "In-
spiration" and "The Tragedy at Loch O'
Achrayf' student contributions.
Great minds are the finished product turned
out by Old Hughes, as we glean from the
self-explanatory headline, t'Nine Out of Nine-
teen Keys in University of Cincinnati's Phi
Beta Kappa List Go to Hughes Alumni."
At par with your long-established publica-
tion records, Old Hughes.
"The Garnet and White"
West Chester High School
West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Hail a new column! "Book Reviews"-and,
believe us, it smacks of good taste. "Seven
League Boots" by Richard Halliburton, James
Hiltonls "Without Armor," "It Can't Happen
Herej, by Sinclair Lewis, and "The Inquisi-
tor" written by Hugh Walpole are here re-
viewed in a readable, easy style.
Poetic and other literary contributions are
outstandingly creative. Read, for example,
the editorials "Inventory" and "Eastertime,"
and the poems "Ode to a Model 'T'," written
in a light vein, and the more significant
West Chester's quintuplets gained little
more than an even draw this season with the
ball and the bucket, having won eight out of
their seventeen games played. Track and
baseball are now under way.
t'The Wise Cracker"-a "member of the
Associated Jest," fills a double page and is a
facsimile of the front page of almost any
American newspaper, with the constant ex-
ception that humor holds the headlines. This
is a regular feature, but to us a bit new and
Clever initiative characterizes this maga-
'tLane Tech Prep"
Lane Technical High School
Welcome to our Exchange Department,
Lane Tech. The first chapter of 'tYour Life in
the Making" is some of the most sound ad-
vice we have come across in a long time. May
its continued chapters render a great service
to your student body.
Engrossed in the pages we suddenly come
upon three beautiful snapshots-our Federal
Capitol at night, Mount Vernon, and the
colorful Pan-American Building. These illus-
trate the article, 'AA Student Trip to Washing-
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 67
ton,'l and of such a pleasant trip as this must
have been we hear only at rare intervals.
Under the heading of "Sports" we read
first of the recent visit of Jack Dempsey, the
Manassa Mauler, to this school "of Cham-
pionsf' and follow it up by news of basket-
ball, swimming, track, and intramurals.
In "Know Your City,'y a wide and interest-
ing array of breath-taking facts and figures
concerning the recently constructed Chicago
Post Office is presented to the reader. This
post office is the only one of its kind in the
We want to hear more of this school. Their
publication is of the very highest type and
deserves great recognition.
A HOME WEATHER BUREAU
Anyone who is scientifically inclined can
become a weather prophetg and, what is per-
haps better, anyone who is mechanically in-
clined can make the majority of his own
instruments. There are only three tools neces-
sary: these are a thermometer, barometer,
and hygrometer. Of course a shelter would
be desirable, but for the layman the garage
will suffice. Naturally the ones which require
direct exposure to the elements can be ar-
ranged for. To those to whom doing things
accurately is a pleasure, this hobby should
appeal, for it necessitates the recording and
calculating of data. Access to a government
weather map is necessary, and these may be
obtained at Washington for a nominal charge.
Now you are ready to predict what the
elements hold in store for this planet. With
practice, your observations, and the govern-
ment's, you should be able to foretell the
weather. As I have mentioned before, you
may construct additional apparatus, the
plans for which may be procured from popu-
lar scientific magazines. Among these are a
recording drum, an anemometer, seismo-
graph, and an electrical weather vane. With
a reasonable amount of practice and dili-
gence, this may prove to be a very interesting
Joe White, '37.
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68 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
The Steele basketball team, in playing its
games this year, was preparing for next year.
The group of sophomores and juniors who
played rather regularly in several of the
games this year will return with the addi-
tional yearis experience to help them next
year and should come very close to, if not win-
ning, the city title.
The seasonal record of the team was not
very imposing, as it' won only a total of four
games, and lost with a percentage of 285.
However, as the season advanced, the team
gathered confidence and experience until it
was winning quite regularly. If losing, it
always gave the other team a battle. Sev-
eral heart-breaking games were lost by only
one or two points. The four teams Steele de-
feated were Xenia Central, Hamilton Cath-
olic, Co-op, and Lima Central.
Members of the Varsity squad include
Hathaway, Lauderbach, Dickerson, Stoff, Se-
bert, and Alexander, Seniors, Corwin, Jones,
Deal, Weprin, Thompson, and Reynolds, Jun-
iorsg Johnson and Sommers, Sophomores.
Members of the Reserve team were Travis,
Smith, Rose, Badgley, Goechal, Fine, Thorn-
ton, Marquardt, House, and Landsiedal.
At this writing Steele is in the midst of
its tennis season, where the standings are
unsettled and each of the upper four teams
has a chance to win the city cup. At present
Steele has won two matches and lost one,
occupying third place, behind Fairview and
Chaminade, who are tied for first. Steele has
still a chance to win should Chaminade de-
feat Fairview and Steele defeat Chaminade,
thus necessitating a play-off. If given the
breaks the tennis team has the ability to
capitalize. However, only time will tell.
The members of the tennis team include
Robert George, winner of the Southwestern
District Tennis Meet held at Springfield, Dice
Alexander, Bill Wehrley, Paul Angerer, Rob-
ert Zellars, Carl Ablon, and Bob Greenbaum.
George, Alexander, and Wehrley play 1, 2,
and 3 singles, respectively, while the other
four men trade oft' between No. 1 and 2
doubles. Angerer and Zellars make up one
team, while Ablon and Greenbaum make up
The Swimming Team for 1935-36 was prob-
ably the best in the swimming history of
Steele. It was practically unbeatable in dual
meets because of its teamwork, and the only
time other teams finished ahead of it were in
the state meet. The team worked and prac-
ticed hard from October to March and so do-
ing gained an enviable record. When the
Seniors graduate they will leave a great gap
to be filled next year.
This year Steele beat the former State
Champion, Western Hills, team twice. The
score of the first meet was 40 - 35. In this
meet each team took four first places out of
eight events, but supremacy in the relays
gave Steele the meet. The State record was
equalled in the 150-yard medley relay, won
by Steele. In the second meet the score was
41 - 34, and again each team won four firsts.
Steele won by gaining the majority of second
and third places.
Cincinnati Elder, parochial champions of
the Queen City, were also met and defeated
in each of two meets. In both Steele won five
first places out of eight events.
For the first time in four years Steele won
the District High School Swimming Meet, fin-
ishing first out of nineteen schools entered.
The Sea Lions won first and second in the
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 69
breast stroke, second in the medley relay and
220-yard free style, second and third in diving,
and third in the 220-yard relay. In the State
Meet Steele finished seventh.
This year the most consistent winners
were Doyle Hixson, Ray Zahn, Jack Ronicker,
and Lawrence Retter. Major letters were
awarded to these four and also to Norman
Yassalovsky, David Sellers, Charles Neil, and
Frank Jarrett. Minor letters were given to
Hobart Barsalou and Homer Mills.
Sanford Courter, '36.
This spring the Track Team swept through
its schedule with the same success that its
runners had in breaking records-consid-
erable. After dropping the first meet due to
lack of practice Steele came out on top in the
remainder of the dual meets in addition to
placing high in meets Where several schools
were entered. Steele's first meet was with
Fairview, but with more practice Steele de-
feated Chaminade and Fairmont and topped
Roosevelt and Hamilton in a triangular meet.
Three school records were broken in the
Fairmont meet when Melvin Evans, sopho-
more broad jumper, leaped 20 feet, 315
inches to better by 3 inches the mark of 20
feet, 15 inch, formerly held by Brooks. In
addition to this Jim Thompson skimmed over
the 120 hurdles in 13.9 seconds and Ralph
Hathaway ran the half mile in 2105.2 min-
utes to break the former record. One week
later he broke this mark with a time of 2 :02.2
minutes at the Kentucky-Ohio meet at Mi-
ami. Here also Thompson broke the high
hurdles record with a mark of 15.4 seconds.
In this meet Steele finished fifth out of twen-
ty-eight schools entered.
At the Lanier Relays Steele swept the two
events open to Class A high schools, the
sprint medley and the distance medley,
breaking records both times. In the South-
western Ohio District Meet Steele finished
second out of sixteen Class A high schools
This season Steele is represented on the
track by several good dash and distance men.
There is Jim Stauffer, who runs the 100, 220,
and 440 yard dashes with equal ease, Jim
Thompson, low and high hurdle star, Ralph
Hathaway, half mile and 440 yard man, Vir-
gil Lauderbach, 190-pound pole vaulter, who
clears around 10 feet, 6 inches, Bill Borchers,
who runs the mile, Brooks and Evans, dash
men and broad jumpers, Reynolds, high
jumper, who jumps 5 feet, 10 inches, Thorn-
ton, sprinter and javelin throwerg Hoover and
Dirting, 440 yard and mile relay runners,
Johnson, shot putter and discus thrower, Gib-
son, half miler, Owen Thompson, and Dick
Plumer, hurdlers, Shank and Cramer, mile
and half milers, respectively, and Reed and
Schwartz, pole vaulters. These are the men
who won the majority of places in the meets
and helped to carry Steele through to a suc-
cessful track season.
This year's golf season found Steele finish-
ing third in the city title race, winning three
and losing four in the official standings. Of
this number Steele defeated Roosevelt, Kiser,
and Parker, while losing to Chaminade, Fair-
mont, Fairview, and Stivers. In other
matches Steele lost once to Springfield, and
twice to the two-year District Golf Champions,
In the Southwestern Ohio District Golf
Tournament held at Springfield, Steele's team
The team this year was composed of Jack
Thompson, No. 1, Bob Jones, No. 2, Walter
Smith, No. 3, and Marion Frame and Rudy
Van Dyke, fighting it out for the No. 4 posi-
tion. Hopes for next year are very optimis-
tic because three of these five are returning.
Jones, Smith, and Frame will probably form
the nucleus for Coach Branin's 1937 team.
Dancing seems to have taken the place of
basketball for the girls this year. Anybody
could attend the dancing classes and learn
elementary steps in ballet. These classes were
held on Wednesday afternoons, from 2:45 to
3.45. Rita Hoeffler was the teacher, assisted
at the piano by Muriel DeCamp.
Due to the interference of the WPA project
with the usual basketball schedule, this game
was not followed up. In place of basketball
tournaments, several "Play Daysv were held
at the different schools. Beulah Woolery, a
junior, is the very efficient manager. In
March, Stivers invited the Steele girls to play
basketball. Those girls who went are Frima
Blum, Dorothy George, Betty Maxson, Betty
Fox, Dorothea Barber, Victoria Eby, Esther
Felman, Esther Tandy, Natalie McMerris,
and Beulah Woolery,
Fairview High School invited Steele to
play baseball May 6. Those girls who signed
up are Frima Blum, Victoria Eby, Natalie
McMerris, Beulah Woolery, Betty Maxson,
Ellen Sparks, and Adah Jackson. The Steele
girls had but seven players on their team, yet
they took fourth place with the score of nine.
Kiser took first place with seventeen points.
So comes to a close another year of girls'
athletics. Next year the girls hope to do still
bigger things and letters galore will be
gracing every sweater.
Grace Ahlers ,.....,,,
Betty Ander ,,,,,,,...,.,,
Frances Anderle ,,,,,.
Hazel Arthur ,,,,,,,,
Velma Baker ,,,,,.,,.,,,,
VedaM ae Baskett ...,,,,
Harriet Beckwith ,..,,,,
J anet Blakely ,,,,,,,,,,.,.,
Not to blush
Play a harp
Elsie Bolly .,YYY,,,..i.,,,,,,,,., ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, R ide a horse
Margaret Braham .,,,,,,,,
Be an only child
Maxine Braham ,,,.,,,,,,.,..,,, ,..,,,,, B e an only child
Thelma Brokschmidt ,,,,,,,, ,,,,A,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, T ravel
Catherine Campbell .,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,.,,,...,,,,,,,.,,,, N ursew
Clara Cavanaugh ,,,,... .,,,,,,, Make lemon drops
Janis Chamberlain ,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,.,i,,,..,, P olo player
Ruth Chatterton ,,,, ,,.,,,, .,,, C a tch a fish
Louise Charrington ,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,, Missionary
Dottie Clernmer ,.,,,,,,,,.,,,,.,,.,,, ,,,,l,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, P i anist ,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,
Ella Mae Clore ,,,,,,.,.,,,,,,,,..,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,.,,,,,, W Acrobat
Irene Cosner ,,,,..,,,,,,,,,,, Saved by handsome lifeguard
Jane Crusey , ,..,,,,,..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,..,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,... W aitress
Dorothy Curtis ,..,,.,,,,,, ,,,,.,,,,,,,,,
Rosemarie Davis ,,,,,Y,,,,,,, .AYV,,Y,,,,,,,, W YY,,, ,,,, , Artist
Joanne DeCamp ,.,,,,,
Doris Dennison ,,.,,,,,
Helen Drake ,,.,,,,,,,,.
Esther Durham ,,,,,,,
Frances Dustin ,,,,,,..,
Muriel Ellis ,,,,,,,,.,, ,
Mary Jane Folker ,,,,,,,
Betty Ford ,, .,,,,, ,,
Audrey Frederick ,,,,,,
Shirley Fredman ,,..,,.,
Annabelle Garber ,,,,,
Violet Ginn, ,,,,,,,,,,, W
Jean Graham ,,,,.......,,,
Betty I-Iarshman ,,,,,,,
Carvi Himes ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Dorothy Hollen ,,,,,,,
Amy Holstein ,,,,,,,,
Helen Holtevert ,,,,,,,,
Helen Hughes .,Y,,,..,,,
Melvina Jankowski ,,,,,,,, ,,,,
Beatrice Kaplan ,,,,,,,,
Bernice Klohe ...,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,...
,,,,,.,,Look Well in photograph,
Inaccuracy ,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,, Manufactures paperweights
Steele graduate ,,,,,,..,,.,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,...,,,,,,,, Half Baked
Too tender ,,,.,,,,..,.,,,,,.,,..,,.,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,, Heart broken
Shy ,,,,,,,,, ..,,, .,,,,.,,, ,
WWW,Takes up everything
Mighty like a rose
Reckless Driving ,,,,Y,Y,,YY,.,.,,,,,,,, Plays golden harp
Works in glue factory ,,,,,,Y.....,,,,,,Y,......,,.,, Stuck up
Unbalanced ,,,,.. ,.,,,,,,,,,,,.
Sleepy .,.,,,, ,,,,
No sugar ,,,,,,,.
Horses ,,,, W
R. Wolfe ,,,,,,,,,,
Cannibals ,, .,,,,,. ,,
Nervousness ,,,.... ,,,,,,,
Boyfriend ,,,,,,,, .,,,... ,,,,,,
Zahn lifeguard ,,,,,.
Dropsy .... ,,,,,,,,,,,,
,Voice ,,,,,,, . ,,,,., W
Cloudy day .,,.. 1 ,
Perspective ,..,,,, .
Heaven on a mule
,l Y,,,,,,,, ...,Y.,.,oo..,,,, T win
,WW...,WW.G0es all over
Good night nurse
Head over heels in love
, .,,,,, Public Speaker ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, No public , ,,,,,, .,,,,,.,,,.,,,,,, T alks to herself
Drive a car No car ,,,,,Pushes perambulator
Smoke a pipe Eyelashes Forest fire
Sculptress No talent Builds snowmen
, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Hairdresser ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, "Back to farml' movement ,,,,,,,,,,..,,,, Wool comber
,,,,,,Write love letters None Blackmailed
, ,,..,, W,No foresight ....,,.,.,,,....,...,,,......,..,,,, Writes histories
,WW,,Ziegfeld Follies Home gn-1,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,Turkey Strut
Blues singer,,,,mWW,, No audience the red
,,,,,,,,,,,,,Cook ,,,,,,,,No book , Forsook
Representative to Congress
W Y..,WYY,Y.W,,WWWWWWW Aviatrix
, Alpine climber W,,., W,.,,,,,,
Bertha Kronenberger WWWW.WWW ,,.W,W.,W, L ight housekeeper ,WWW
Gerry La Monda ,W..,,,,WWWW
Annette Lee WW.WWW.,.,,,WWWWW
Charlotte Little ,WW.....WW
Frances McClellan ....
Helen McCoy ,,.,,.,W,W,,
Betty Manley W,..,WWW
June Mason W,....,,WWW..
Becky Masters .WWWWWWWW
Mary Mendham WWW,.,W,..,
Charlotte Miller ..W,W..,.W
Ethel Miller ,WWWW.....,W,,
Marianna Morris ,,,.,...
Georgetta Murray ...W.WWWW
Jeannette Myers WW.,...,W
Jean O'Connor ,,,,,,...
Mildred Perry ,,,....
Janie Peters .WWWWW
,,,,,,,,Get inside stories
To write this
,,,,,,,Have a tiower bed
,,WW.,.Big game hunter
W.W,,.,,,,,Make a dress
No "mystery" ,,,WW
Marriage ,,,,. ,,,,W
,Name .,.,.... , ,,.,WWWWWW .
Out of season ,WWWWWWWWW
Finger nails ..,,WWW WWWW
Wrong technique WW,,,,,,WW
Can't engrave ,YY.., ....,l
,No wit WW.Y,,,YYY,,,,YY,,,,
Gloomy outlook .,.W..,
Face ,...,.W,,.,, ....,,WW
Chews gum ,,,,,,
,,WW,,WWW,W,Zazu Pitts II.
,,,,,...Speaker of the House
,....W..WJoins Swiss Navy
,.,,,,,,Inside looking out
..WWW,Flap jack artist
,.W....W,WWW.Sells rat traps
Poetry ,,,,,,.,,,,, ,,..,,,, W rites birthday cards
Try our Kistwich Toasted Sandwiches-at our fountain-They are line.
Full line ol Toiletries. Stationery, Candies and Cigars.
Our Drug Department completely stocked-Prescriptions accurately filled.
I .TRAUTMAN 5. KEVE DRUG co.
Fifth 6 Main
Janet Punchess ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Mary Fran Randall
Esther Rlggin ,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,
Dorothea Rosenthal ......, ,,,,,,,,, S ociety matron
Jean Rutmann ,,,,,,,,,,,
Eunice Schauer ,,,,,,,
Martha Smart ,.
N0 books ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,, N ews stand
.Sentence structure ,,,,,, ...,,,,,, C ross word puzzles
.Weak stomach ,,,,,,,,, YYYYY,Y,,YY,,,,,,,,,..V D i6tiCiB-rl
Too young ,,,,,,,,,,,,, ...,..,,,,Y,Y,,,,Y . , Girl SC011t
Misses Ball ,,,,,,,,, ,YY,....,Y....,,,,Y,,, D itch fligger
Big feet ,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,, C onducts tramp tours
Tans easily ,,,,,,,,, ..,,.....,,,,,,,,,,, B lack beauty
Sue Southmayd ,,,,,.. ,,,,,,,,,..,,,,,,,,,,.. R educe ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Weak willed ,,,,,,,,
Phyllis Starr ,,,,,,.. ,,,,,,,, S ideshow Midget ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, No show ,,,,,,,,,,,
D01'iS Tingley ,..lY,,,,,, ....Y....,.... B e a blonde ,,,,., ,,,,. . Hair dye ,,,,,,
Margie Tobias ,.,,,.,,,.... ,,,,,....,Y..,...,Y T o gossip l,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Scandal ,,,,,
Mary Anne Turner ,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, T ennis player ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Swing ,,,,.,,,,e,e
Ieanne Waddell ,,,,., ..
Sarah Wagner ,,,,,,.,,
Faye Wardlow. ...,,,,, .
Meta Wethington .,,,,...
Betty Wolfe ....,,,,,,,,,
Shirley Wurstner ,,,,,,,
Lenore Williams .......,,
Carl Ablon ,,,,,,,,, ,,,, . .
Bob Ashmun ,,,,,,,,
Morton Bader ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Hobart Barsalou ,,,,,,,,
Henry Baumann ,,,,,,,,
Rothwell Burke ,,,,,,,
William Brabson ,,,....,
Billy Borchers ,,,,,,,,,
Bob Caton . ,.....,,, .
Ted Cogswell .,...,,,
Dick Conners ,,,,,,,.
Billy Cooper ,,,,,,,,,
Bob Cramer ..,,,...,,,,,,
Sandy Courter. ,,e,ee .
Emerson Davis ,,,.,,,,,
Paul A Davis ,e,,,,e,,e..,,
Ed Dissinger ,,,,,.,,,,....,.
Ralph Donenfeld ,,,,,,,
Stanley Frankel ,,i,,,,,
Dan Funk ..,,,...,,,.,,
Jack Gabriel ,,,,.,,,
Bob George ,,,,,,, ,..,,,,,,
Wise Glossinger ,,,,,,,,,,
William Gordon .,,,,,
Bob Greenbaum ,,,,,
Wilbra Hall. ,,,,,,, .
Lewis Hatfield ,,,..,.,,
Ralph Hathaway ,,,,,,,,,
......,..Win beauty contest
.. ,,,,,,,,,, Trapeze artist
Torch s1nger....,,,,,,,, ,.
.. . Preachers.. ..
Own a dog'
Auctioneer.. ......... ..
Chimpanzee trainer ...............
..........Get to the top
Profile ..... .........
Nervousness .... ..
Weak ropes ........
Pearly teeth .......
Short arms ........
Corus ,,.,.... .. ..
Hot Air .........
Can't sing .,,,...
'Fraid of dark ...........
Too hard boiled ........
None .. ............. .... . .
Too delicate .........
Crusey. ........ .
None . .. ....
.Plays bridge ..,...,
None ..... .......,......
Soda jerking ..... ..
No peanuts .............
Squeaky shoes ...,..
None ....... ............
No expression .......
Too sweet .............
Cowboy... Too strenuous...,.....
To i'ly,.,............Big ears...................
Fireman ..............Celluloid collars...,.,.,
Strong man ...............Wheaties
........Sell magazines...........,... None
Hold public office ..,.......... ..
....,.,.,...Circus fat lady
.. ....... Speechless
,........Wins by a nose
. Crime wave
............Has face lifted
Animal lover ........................ .,.... C ity dog catcher
Football . .................,............... ......,... C hess champ
Elbert Hayes ,,,,,...... ............ S erve soup ............... Works in Steele cafeteria ...... ...... S oup to nuts
Jack Heck ............,..,..,, ,,,,.,,,..,,,,, B e funny ,Y,,,,.-YVYVYw, Face A,,lrrrAyY,.,.,YYYY,Y,YYYYYYYYY,Y,Y,Y,, ,,,,,,Y,YY,, S ucgess
Ralph HelmSt8tte1' YY....ff.. YYYYYYYYYYYYYVYYVYVYY...... T ravel ................ Travel broadens ................... ........... F at man
B0b Hlgh ff..,YYYYYVYVYYYY.YYV ...... E ye for business ................ None ........................ ............ W inchell II.
Doyle Hixson ...........
Russell Jacobs ......
Judah Jaffe ........
Ed Kahn .....,,....,,.,
Bill Knierim ..,. ,. ,.
Gordon Knight ............
Virgil Lauderback .,.....
Ted Levy .......,.......,,,,,.
Horace Luhn .......,..
John McBride ...,.,..,,....
Robert McCarthy ........
W.......,.....Lead a band.
Second story man .,,.........,,,,
Sleep in Latin
No band ........,.,......
Cauliflower ears ........
Mr. Eastman ...........
No jack ....... ......,.
. ..c........cci....v,...ccc....,...,... Joker
Wrong book ....,................,.,........,,,, Life of the party
Candy snitching ....,...
,Fugitive from chain store
Looks in mirror ..,............................. ,.z-z-z-z-z-z!!
Eugene Machino ,,,,,,..
Bob Maltby ,,,,,,,,,,,,,Y
Jack Margolis ,,,,,,
Ed Meixner .,,,,,,
Dan Mills ,,,,,,
Bob Morris ,,,,..,
Jim Nash ,,,,,,
Jim Nickey ,.,,,,, ,
Jack Nicol ,,,,,,, ,,,YYY, Y
John .Patterson ,.,,,,
Bill Pitcher ...,.Y,,,..
Get to school early
Big hands ,,,,,,,,
Big parade ,Y,,,,.
Intellect ,,,,....... W
Wooden leg ,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,,,,,,No kick coming
Drug store cowboy
Tardmess ,,,,,,,v..,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,, D etention
Not bowlegged ,,,,
WY.WWW,..W,,Lecturer,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Gift of gab,,,,,,,,,
No initiative ..,,,,,
Sees Follies ,,.. ..,,
Loses voice .....,..,,
Can t count ....,,,.....
Phd Porter -------- ------ ,YYYYYYY... VYYYV,c, S a 1 l a boatmxmnmm
Rffdenck Pugh --------, YYYYV,, C onduct orchestra
Clifford Reid ,,,,,,,,,,Y YYVYVYYYQVYVYVYVY E lectrician
Lawrence Retter ,,,,,,,,, .YYYWQQMY V entriloquist
Lester Richardson ,,,,,,,VY AYYVYVVVV B ank teller YYVV
Jack Ronicker ,,,,,,,,, YYYYYYVK ,,,,,-- G 3 I-dener T """""
Bob Seabold ,,,,,,,,
Bruce Sebert ,..,,,,,,.
Right hand man
John Shively ,,,, YYYYYY,,., YYYYYYYYYYVVYYVY-,YYVYV L a Wyel.
Herbert Shulman ,,,,,,. ,,,,,,,, A nimal trainer
Bud Siff f----- fi ------,-VVV- ,Y ,,,,,,,,,, Pharmacist
Webster.Sm1th ,,,,,,Y Yg,YYYYVVVV M aster Vergil
C?-YI Smlth ----'------ YYYY,,A,Y,Y,,. A stronomer
Dlck Sommefs f------- --------. P arachute jumper
Jim Stauffer, ,,,,,,,, ,,,,-,YYYYYYYYYYY-,, T rack Star
Jack Th0mPS0H -----f Y.,,,,, S trong silent man
Sam Thornton, ,,,,,,,, Y
Harry Wagner ,,,,,,,,,
Bill Wehrly ,,,,,,,,,
Loyal Weis .,,,,,,,,,.
Frank Weprin ,,,,,,,, 1
Bob Wertz ,,..,,..,,,,,,
Jack White ,,,,,,,,,
Jack Williams ,,,,.,,,,
Bob Wolfe ,,,,,,,,,Y,,,, YY,,-Y.,AYYYYYYVYYY-YgVYV P one,-
Bud Zellers ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Y,Y, Y
Rudolph Van Dyke ,.,,,.,,
Dick Plumer ,,,,,,,,,,,,YYYYY
Hay fever ......,,,,,,
Deep sea diver
Ambidextrous ,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,, L ,.,,, B ig boss
Shy ,,....YYYYY,Y.,Y,Y,,..... ,,,.., S hyster lawyer
Timid ,,....,..,,Y,YY,Y .,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,, T axidermist
Loves country ,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, il,,, F a rmacist
Latin ,,,,,,,...,,,,,,,,,, ......., C onquered by Caesar
Movie fan ....YY,,,,,. ..,,,,.,..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,... S tar gazer
Lightheaded ,,,,.,.. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, S till rising
Loves cats ,,,,.,,,
Girl crazy ,,,,,,,,,
In prison ,,,,,,,,
,, ,,,, ,,,, G racefulness ,,,,, W
,,,,,,,, Divot digger,,,,,,,
,,...,,One in hole
The Third Nc1tiona1Bc1nk
8: Trust Company
UNITED STATE DEPOSITORY
J "The Bank of Friendly Service"
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 73
We, the Senior Class of 1936, being of
sound mind do make, publish, and declare
this to be our last will and testament, entirely
revoking and making null and void all last
Wills and testaments by us heretofore made.
Item I - Dice Alexander's giggle - Joan
Item II - Sandy Courterys lisp - Marion
Item III - Stanley Frankel's line - Bob
Item IV-Bob Ashmun's car-Jack Lisle.
Item V - Fred Bacon's shyness - Charles
Item VI-Morton Bader's ego-Leon Unger.
Item VII-Henry Baumann's poetry-Edith
Item VIII - Billy Borcher's medals - Lee
Item IX-Jim Nash's bow-tie-Gibbons Fitz-
Item X-Bob Caton's way with the girls-
J im Drapp.
Item XI - Dick Conner's smile - Dick
Item XII-Bob Cramer's rosy cheeks-Jim
Item XIII-Emerson Davis's derby-Leo
Item XIV-Ralph Donenfeld's book satchel
Item XV-Bob George's car-Tom Weprin.
Item XVI-Wise Glossinger's amateur hour
Item XVII - 'tDoc" Gordon's sideburns -
Item XVIII-Bob Greenbaum's tennis "rack-
Item XIX-Jack GershoW's gift of gab-Bill
Item XX - Ralph HathaWay's football -
Item XXI-Jack Heck's t'Whatever it is"-
Item XXII-Bob High's Midniter Column-
Item XXIII-Ted Levy's School-girl figure-
Item XXIV-Bob Maltby's stage Work-J ack
Item XXV-Jack Margolis' voice-J. Billy
Item XXVI-James Nickey's shyness-Bob
Item XXVII-Dick Plumer's size 15 shoe-
Item XXVIII-Roderick Pugh's intelligence
Item XXIX-Bob Seabold's manner-Harold
Item XXX-Carl Smith's knowledge and sub-
dued behavior-J ack Gerling.
Item XXXI-Boris Sokol's dimples-Jane
Item XXXII-Jim Stauffer's passing of th-
absence sheets-Jim Hall.
Item XXXIII-Jack Thompson's golf-Bob
Item XXXIV-Bob Wolfels posture-Beulah
Item XXXV-Ray Zahn's swimming-Robt.
Item XXXVI-Betty Ander's jeWelry-Flor-
Item XXXVII-Janis Chamberlain's art-
Item XXXVIII-Ruth Chattertonts pretty
Item XXXIX-Dot Clemmer's dimples-Vir-
Item XL-Dot Curtis' baby talk-Marjorie
Item XLI-Anne Belle Garber's line-Betty
Item XLII-Jean Graham's smile-Ruth
Item XLIII-Amy I-Iolstein's petite way-
Item XLIV - Annette Lee's charm - Jane
Item XLV - Helen McCoy's lipstick - Judy
Item XLVI-Roberta Miller's Lee Dirting-
Item XLVII-M. F. Randall's brains-D012
Item XLVIII - Esther Riggin's grin - Wil-
Item XLIX-Sue Southmayd's bangs-Er-
Item L-Phyllis Starr's pleasantness-Betty
Item LI-Mary StauEer's sweetness-Jennie
Item LII-Helen Teague's brains-Martha
Item LIII-Doris Tingley's perfume-Au-
Item LIV - Mary Anne Turner's accent -
Item LV-Betty Wolfe's pianistic ability-
Item LVI-Virginia Yate's aloofness-Thel-
74 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
Item LVII-To Civic's classes of '37 the
twelve printed tests, accompanied by the
expression, "That's pretty awful."
Item LVIII-To all those who follow, Miss
Kyle's "There's no need for all this con-
Item LIX-To those in Service, the pleasure
of chatting in the halls, and chewing gum
in the Office.
Item LX-To the Senior girls of years to
come, the cool, calm, and lonely Senior-
Item LXI-To every class the unexpected
arrival of Mr. Holmes as you are stum-
bling through a recitation.
Item LXII - To the "cafeteria-ites,', "hot
dogs" on Tuesday, fish and macaroni on
Friday, pie on Monday, and potatoes all
Item LXIII-To the Senior classes to follow
the periods of marching, marching,
marching and the extremely suffocating
caps and gowns.
THESE SONGS REMIND US OF THESE
Truckin ..,............. Bud Zellers and Mary Ann
What Is This Power? .................... Janie Peters
Wild Honey .............................. Dottie Clemmer
You've Been Taking Lessons in Love ...... Wise
Curly Top .......... ......... E sther Riggin
Loafm' Time .......... .......... B ob Seabold
Blondy ......................... ....... D oyle Hixson
The Lady in Red ............ ......,. G race Ahlers
Near and Yet So Far .............. ..Virginia Yates
I Got Your Future All Planned ........ Bob Wolfe
and Ruth C.
It Never Dawned on Me .... Mildred Christman
Sweet and Slow ...................... Sanford Courter
Out of a Clear Blue Sky .................... Jack Heck
She Was An Acrobat's Daughter .......... Lenore
Enie Meenie .................................. Dotty Curtis
Isn't Love the Grandest Thing? ........ Mary F.
O Leo ........ ' ......... Steele's own Leo
"Ye Ole Brain Rackers"
Vice-President-Mary F. Randall.
Treasurer-Bud Siff Cthey trust himj
"Ye Ole Wool Puller Over the Eyes
1. Dice Alexander.
2. Jack White.
3. Jim Stauffer.
4. Morton Bader.
"Ye Ole Hall Stoppers"
1. Ruth Chatterton.
2. Frances Dustin.
3. Rosemary Ohler.
"Ye Ole Study Hall Sleepers"
CThis is ironyj
"Ye Ole Wind Bagger's Club"
Secretary-J ack Thompson.
1. Mildred Christman.
2. Mary Anne Turner.
3. Jack Heck.
4. Shirley Wurstner.
5. Ray Zahn.
6. Bob High.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 75
James Bolenbaugh asked the organ grinder
if the last piece that was played was by
"No, sirf' was the reply, "by Handel."
Mr. Stutz-"Now think. If a man Worked
11 hours in one day, how much-."
Merle Corner-"He can't do thatg you
know the code won't allow it l"
Miss Hendricks-Ulf one maid can clean a
room in two hours, how long does it take
two maids working together ?"
Jane Hutchings-"Four hours."
Frances Rowe - "I borrowed Winifred
Schlemmer's patent leather dance slippers."
Jeanne Betty Rothenberg-"Why?"
Frances-"Because the patent had expired
Paul O'Brian - "Say, Leroy, the early
birds donlt get all the worms, do they ?"
Leroy Stove-"Why, I always understood
Paul-"No, the early apples get some of
Miss Rosenthal-"Norbert, give an example
of a stabilizing industry."
Martha Smart-Why didn't you tell me I
had a dab of rouge on the tip of my nose?
Bob Caton-How should a man know how
you girls want to wear your complexion?
It was dusk as Janie Peters stopped at the
filling station. "I Want a quart of red oil," she
said to the service man. The man gasped and
"Give me a quart of red oil," she repeated.
"A quart of red oil?" he stammered.
"Certainly," she said, "my tail light is outf'
Mr. Whitworth-"You werenlt at school
yesterday. Was it due to the inclemency of
the weather Y"
Dick Gebhart-"No, sir. I couldn't come
because of the rain."
Dicksie Stubbs-UI got this cup for playing
Elinor Hoffman-"Hm-m. When did they
start playing it with a cup ?"
David Marquardt-"I've written an article
for the Steele Lion which you will want to
publish, but it must be done under a nom-de-
plume. Er-er 'John Smith' will do."
Miss Royal- "Wouldn't it be unwise to
cast suspicion on so many people ?"
Arnold Zapoleon --"My aunt sent me a
check for my birthday-."
Ed. Ablon-"Good. Now you can pay me
that pound of candy you owe me."
Arnold-"Just wait while I tell you the
rest of my dream." g
76 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
For Steele Hi Students
140 N. Main Sl. Dayton, Ohio
Mr. Schantz-What is today's lesson about?
Jimmy Nichols-About the hardest this
Wilma Nelson-I hear the landlady raised
your room rent.
Grace Guy-Yes, she had to. I couldn't.
An oyster is a fish built like a nut.
I. W. RODGERS
38 E. Second St.
Wilmer Shively-"Why do bagpipe players
always Walk about ?"
Jimmy Bierlein-"A moving target is hard
Miss Weller-"What is an egotist ?"
Marthabelle Doty-"An egotist is a man
who tells you those things about himself
which you intended to tell him about
Marie Wright-1Who showed ability along
the artist's linej "Whatever success I have
had, I owe it all to the telephonefy
Winona Welch-'tHow's that ?"
Marie-"Well, while I was waiting for
them to give me the right number I prac-
ticed drawing on a pad."
JUST SEEMS SO LONG
Miss Swenson-"Eternity is so vast-who
can comprehend it ?"
Joe Long - t'Perhaps you never bought
anything on the monthly payment plan."
Miss Neth-t'Now are there any questions
about pronouns ?"
Patty Smith -- "Yes, Miss Neth. Do you
say Alt is me' or 'It is I' ?"
Miss Neth-"Always remember the line:
'It is I,' said the spider to the fly."
Patty-"But couldn't you say, 'It is me,'
said the spider to the flea ?"
Mr. Barker-"Are there any more ques-
tions you would like to ask about whales ?"
Ada Mae Finn-"What has the prince got
to do with them ?"
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 77
English, we all know, is commonly used,
Distorted, massacred, and carelessly abused.
But there is a reason for that, as these lines
If one will but let his mind upon them dwell.
A mouse and his brother are always called
But house in the plural is houses, not hice.
If a goose and his family are said to be geese,
Why are not more than one moose called
The plural of tooth we all know is teeth,
But for more than one booth we never say
When one goes up the stairs he makes an
When he gives you permission he makes an
A thing in one place is said to be stationary,
But writing materials, like paper, we term
Ox in the plural is written as oxen,
But the plural of fox is foxes, not foxen.
Any delicious grain food we term as a cereal,
But a continued story we quote as a serial.
Man in the plural is always men,
Yet to pluralize pan we never say pen.
Add one foot to one foot and then you have
But all the powers of Math can't make root
No wonder good students find themselves in
When they try their hardest to use English
Rothwell Burke, '36.
Telephone AD oms 6238
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PHYSICS TERMS MADE EASY
Atom-the first man.
Convection-cake or candy.
Induction-method getting acquainted.
Ton-heavy metal found in raisins.
Manual-common Spanish name.
Secant-one-sixtieth of a minute.
Volt-to cast a ballot.
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Here is a toast to the ,36 class,
Every bow-legged boy and freckle -faced
Ruth Chatterton and Bob Wolfe had been
sitting in the swing in the moonlight, alone.
N o Word broke the stillness until-
"If you had money, Bob, what would you do 'Zn
He threw out his chest in all the glory of
"I'd travel," said Bob.
He felt her warm young hands slide into
his. When he looked up, she had gone.
In his hand lay a nickel.
Rudolph Van Dyke treading for his de-
bateb-"Boy, this is somethingg every time
that I breathe, some one dies."
Helen McCoy-"Goodness! Why don't you
try Listerine ?"
Bob Morris-Darling, I've been thinking of
something for a long time. Something is
trembling on my lips.
Harriet Beckwith-Why don't you shave
lass- it off '?
Those who are smart and those who are
dumb, Betty Ander-Oh, Fred, it says "Entire
balcony, 25 cts."
May We all turn out leaders, with never a Fred Bacon-What Ofit?
um Betty-Let's get it, so We can be all alone!
Mr. Norman S. Thal
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 79
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Bobby Jones-I guess you've been out with
worse looking fellows than I am, haven't you ?
Bobby-I say, I guess you've been out with
worse looking fellows than I, haven't you?
Betty Manley-I heard you the first time.
I was just trying to think.
4- PITY SAKE
I 1-der when I say 2 you
While earth 3- mains my heart is true,
KI never felt like this be-43
If 5 a chance at all to win
In this 6-pensive game I'm in.
It's 7-ly to think you mine!
If 8 will only be -9
I'lI love you 10-derly always,
And 0 shall cloud your happy days.
Harold Wyse is in the car washing
business. His sign reads-Cars washed S13
Austins dunked, 250.
Miss Cleveland-An anonymous person is
one who does not wish to be known . . . who's
that laughing in the class?
Jack Ronicker - An anonymous person,
Excerpt from Mary R. Rinehart's "My
St0ry": t'Completely untrained and with no
opening outside of school teaching for women
in those days, she fell back on her needle,"
which reminds one of the man who sat down
on the spur of the moment.
Bob Ashman says that home is the place
where part of the family waits until the
others are through with the car.
On mules we find two legs behind
And two we find before.
We stand behind before we find
What the two behind be for.
"A hick town," remarked Joanne DeCamp,
"is one where there is no place to go that one
Evelyn D'Autremont-I donit see how foot-
ball players ever get clean!
"Bobby" Miller-Silly, what do you think
the scrub teams are for?
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Ambitious Billy Cooper-I'd like to talk
to your men and sell them my correspondence
courlse on how to develop a spark in their
Manager-Get out of here! Get out!
Manager-You blooming idiot! This is a
Mr. Apple-VVhy is an hour glass made
small in the middle?
Larry Retter-To show the waste of time.
One girl who really has to know all the an-
swers is a homely co-ed.
She frowned on him and called him Mr.,
Because in fun he merely Kr.
But the next night
Just out of spite
This naughty Mr. Kr. Sr.
Miss Alston-Bob, will we ever have a
Bob High - Of course not. The President
has to be 35 years old.
Early to bed,
Early to rise,
And your girl goes out with other guys.
Jack Heck-Hey, Soph! You take Englishg
what do you think of O. Henry ?
Billie Semmelman-O. K., but the nuts
stick in my teeth.
Bob Wolfe- I never worry about my girl
going out with other boys. Shels crazy about
Dick Conners - Perhaps - but did it ever
occur to you that she might have sane
Dottie Clemmer-Did anyone ever tell you
how wonderful you are?
Bob Seabold-Don't believe they ever did.
Dottie-Then where'd you get the idea?
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FRESHMAN OF '37
Jack Thompson-I see you have a new
Dick Plumer-No, I bought this tie myself.
Freshman of '37.
He saw her stepping from a car,
And up to her he sped Q
'May I help you to alight ?"
'AI do not smoke," she said.
Betty Ander-May I have a little money
for school, Dad?
Dad-Certainly. Would you rather have an
old five or a new one?
Betty-A new one, of course.
Dad-He1'e's the one-and I'm S4 to the
"Tuffy" Brooks - Look, I weigh three
pounds more than you do.
"Scrappyl' Caton-Aw, you're cheating.
You'Ve got your hands in your pockets.
Major premise-We come to school to im-
prove our faculties.
Minor premise-Our faculties are our
Conclusion-Therefore, We come to school
to improve our teachers.
Mr. Reef was out of his 6th period class one
day. When he returned, he found that the
class had taken advantage of his absence and
were having a hilarious time.
"I'd like to know why it is," he remon-
strated, "that you are never working when
I come back into the room."
"It's because you wear rubber heels," ven-
tured Dick Plumer.
Harriet Beckwith-Bob, what does "seeing
the humorous side" mean?
Bob Morris-Well, I'll illustrate. A banana
skin has two sides. The person Who slips on
a banana skin sees the serious side, and the
one who laughs at him sees the humorous
side of it.
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82 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Weber
Fond Parent-"My son has a splendid high
school education. He speaks several languages
Sue Southmayd-I had a lovely nut sundae.
Betty Ander-I have one calling tonight.
Dorothy Blumenschien fseated in parkj-
Oh, Henry, we'd better be going. I'm sure I
felt a rain drop.
Henry Baumann-Nonsense, girl, we are
under a weeping willow.
Mary Ann Turner-"He is so romantic.
Whenever he speaks to me he starts, 'Fair
Helen McCoy-"Oh, that is force of habit.
He used to be a street car conductor."
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With drops and drops of ink,
And never a teacher who'll leave the room
And allow a guy to THINK.
Jack Heck-See that man over there? He's
J. H.-See that pipe in his mouth?
E. R.-Uh huh.
J. H.-See the smoke coming out of it?
J. H.-VVell, he did that with my match.
"Are you a doctor ?" asked a limping, young
lady of white-coated Nick Nicholson behind
the fountain at the College Inn.
'tNaW," replied Nick. 'Tm just a fizzicianf'
Dottie Curtis-Look here, I object to going
right on after that monkey act.
Miss Sundal - You're right. They may
think it's an encore.
Rudolph Van Dyke-If you had a wife and
she were to fall overboard, what letter of the
alphabet would suit your wishes?
Bud Siff-Letter B.
STEELE SPOTLIGHT 83
Dice Alexander-"I suppose lots of things
I say make you feel like beating my brains
Dottie Clemmer-"Oh no, everything you
say makes me realize there aren't any to
Grace Ahlers-I Want a dress-the very
Saleslady-Will you please be seated? The
fashion is just changing.
Mr. Herrman-CTO student coming down
the middle stairsj Don't you know that this
is a one-way stairway?
Phil Porter--Well I am only going one Way,
am I not ?
Miss Page-What do you think Sir Walter
Raleigh said when he placed his cloak at
Queen Elizabeth's feet?
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Ralph Hathaway-"Step on it, kid step
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Jim Langman-When dating a stage star
you meet her at the stage doorg but when
dating with a movie actress, Where do you
Wise Glossinger-Thatis easy. Meet her at
the screen door.
Jack White-I'm only a pebble in her life.
Jack Thompson-Why don't you try being
a little bolder?
Mr. Reef-This is the third time you've
looked on John's paper.
Les Richardson-Yes, sir. He doesn't Write
HORSEPLAY IN PRONUNCIATION
My thoroughbred, pulling a plough,
Hit his hough on a tough willow boughg
With a cough and a kick-up
That gave me a hiccough,
He dragged me soughing through a slough.
84 STEELE SPOTLIGHT
Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Donenfeld
Jim Langman-I shall never marry until I
find a girl who is my direct opposite.
Virginia Yates-Don't worry, there are a
lot of intelligent girls in the world.
Doris Nushawg - Why does he always
comb his hair pompadour?
Virginia Maxson-Well, he told me he likes
his comb so well he hates to part with it.
Mr. Reef-Mary Ann, why did you put
quotation marks at the first and last of your
Mary Ann Turner-I was quoting the boy
in front of me.
John McBride, freading Virgilj - "Three
times I strove to throw my arms about her
neck, and-that's as far as I got."
Mr. Eastman-Well, John, I think that was
While going to England a few years ago,
nervous John Pickin asked, "How often does
a man fall overboard and drown on your
Mr. Seigler-"I take great pleasure in giv-
ing you 81 in math."
Bob Kany-"Make it a hundred and really
Wallace Fryer-In some of these radio
programs, he who laughs last is generally the
Bill Hynes Coratoricallyj-Now take the
little things in life-
Leland Dirting-Yeah, like your mentality.
Mr. Schantz-What is velocity?
V irglnia Abbott-Velocity is what a per-
son let's go of a hornet with.
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STEELE SPOTLIGHT 85
Grace Ahlers-How can one keep his toes
from going to sleep?
Harriet Beckwith--Don't let them turn in.
Janie Peters-Your teeth are all gone,
aren't they, grandpa?
Grandpa-Nonsense! I have as many as
the day I was born.
Wise Glossinger-Yesterday a strange girl
stopped me on the street to talk with me.
Jimmy Nash-These modern girls stop at
Ralph Hathaway-Do you know the dif-
ference between a pigskin and a skinned pig?
R. H.-Well, wouldn't you make a wonder-
ful football player?
Robert Barker--Who gave you that black
Bob Caton-Nobody gave it to me-I had
to fight for it.
Mr. Apple-What is a vacuum ?
Bob Ashman-It's a large, empty space
where the Pope lives.
Mr. Seigler-fdrawing 3 lines on the boardj
'iWhat relation are lines to each other ?"
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Judy Fiske states wisely: "Men are divided
into two classes: those who abuse their appe-
tites and those who criticize the cooking."
Waiter-Well, sir, how did you find your
Jack Lisle-Oh, I just happened to shift a
potato and-well, there it was.
Teacher-What is a caterpillar?
Margie Miller-An upholstered Worm.
Harold Wright observes: "It may not be
proper to precede the father of your best girl
down the steps, but sometimes you may con-
sider it necessary."
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A POEM Dottie Clemmer-I hate food.
I'll write a poem, I bet a dime, Dice Alexander-Why ?
From rules we've learned how lines may Dottie-Spoils my appetite.
To Start my thoughts H1 need a name' Mr. Reef-What is your idea of civil-
Then I'll be sure to reach my aim. ization?
Young poets choose to write on "Spring"g
I'll try its glories now to using."
The spring is here! Oh, hurl the news!
The earth had shed its dreary hues
Of blizzards, ice, and sleet and snow,
And spring's new tints of green now show
The buds are swelling with new lifeg
With robin's trill, Spring blows her fife.
This poem I have tried to write
It does not seem to me just rightg
With it I am not quite content,
It does not seem to have intent.
I'll try again another theme
Bob Wolfe-It's a good idea. Somebody
ought to start it.
Janis Chamberlain-It looks as if the snow-
flakes are dancing.
Bill Wehrly-Maybe they're getting ready
for a snowball.
John Patterson-Hey, you dropped some-
Mary Ann Turner-No, I didn't.
John P.-Well, I'll swear I heard your
Mary Stauffer - Miss Hoborn, can you
speak Spanish as they do in Spain ?
Miss H.-Were I in Spain right now I could
order a meal in Spanish and get what I want.
Mary-Impossible! You can't do that even
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STEELE SPOTLIGHT 87
S. O. S. is a musical term meaning 'tsame
Lord Macaubray suffered from gout and
wrote all his poems in iambic feet.
Poetry is when every line begins with a
Paraffin is the next order of angels above
In Christianity a man can only have one
wife. This is called monotony.
LXXX-Love and kisses.
A vacuum is an empty place where the
Isinglass is a whitish substance made from
the bladders of surgeons.
The Tower of Babel was the place where
Solomon kept his wives.
A mountain range is a cooking stove used
at high altitude.
A circle is a line that meets its other end
Queen Victoria was the longest queen on
Pax in bello-freedom from indigestion.
An agnostic is a blind man who believes
that seeing is believing.
Dieting is the triumph of mind over platter.
A Southern planter is a Georgia under-
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Bob Eichelberger-No, what?
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The duck had a bill, the frog had a green-
back, but the poor skunk had only a scent.
A young lady went walking near Dover.
She walked through the sweet fields of clover.
In the field there were bees,
Which stung badly her knees.
And she hurriedly ran back to Dover.
Robert Kelley, '36,
Jane Jacobi overheard a ball-headed man
wailing' this: "She said when she married
me she loved every hair on my head. Now
look at me g her love is gone."
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Would the World Come to an End if:
Dick Plumer ever combed his hair.
Ruth Chatterton went to the Senior Play
with anyone but Bob Wolfe.
Jack Thompson failed to ask, "Did you do
your homework ?"
Mr. Holmes forgot his carnation.
The team of Don Blotner and Lucille Siler
Sue Southmayd forgot the "bows in her
Jean O'Connor knew what Physics is all
Sam Thorton waxed bashful.
Henry Bauman ran out of "gags and gals."
Annette Lee lost her temper.
Jack Heck could pronounce "Chicago" ?
Girls can be divided into three classes: the
intellectual, the beautiful, and the majority.
Dick Conners-May I have the pleasure of
Faye Wardlow-Sure-sit down.
Fee Fie Fo Fum
I smell the blood of an Englishman
...And am I hungry?
Three little kittens
Lost their mittens . . .
Go to room 203, kitties.
From "To a Blockhead"
"You beat your pate and fancy it will com
Knock as you please, there's nobody at home
My teacher said, "You write a poem,"
So after school I went right homeg
I sat right down and tried to write
And there I sat for half the night.
I looked a dozen subjects o'erg
I wrote on one, then tried some more 3
I tried the earth, the sea, the dove,
I even tried to write on love!
I wrote a line or two at most,
But none about which I would boast,
I started out to write a sonnet,
But could not get much written on it.
Each time I looked at my blank page,
I nearly went into a rage 3
By 'leven I was nearly dead,
Then, an idea struck my head.
Why not write about your writing,
E Ven though it's not exciting?
It may not even get an "A,"
But it's high time to hit the hay!
This is my story, true and sad,
In rhythm poor and rhyme that's bad,
But this is how I worked it through,
And it's the best that I could do.
Boris Sokol, '36.
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A woman with no intuition,
And an auto without an ignition,
Had they ever been made,
On the shelf they'd be laid.
It would be an odd exhibition.
' Ruth Chatterton, '36.
An erudite Steele High School scholar
Had neither a cent nor a dollar,
But he ordered his fill
And, receiving his bill,
You cannot imagine his pallor.
James Stauffer, '36,
Oh, my Bonnie the gas tank to see,
'Twas a foolish thing I must agree,
Put a match in the tank,
Then all was a blank!
But, oh bring back my Bonnie to me.
Doris Dennison, '36.
Our helper we called Mary Ann,
She came from the family Moran,
But, to lessen her toil,
She lit the fire with oil!
Now we miss her, and also the can.
Ralph Donenfeld, '36.
There was a young woman named Pitt,
And all she could was to knit.
Her yarns were so beautiful,
Her patterns so suitable,
But all that she knit wouldn't lit.
Janis Chamberlain, 'og
Each senior attending Steele High
Has done his utmost to get by,
When he leaves in the spring,
With a cap, gown, and ring,
Each teacher will heave a big sigh.
Jeannette Myers, '36
Isabel liked to go fast,
Her boy friend stepped on the gas,
The car took a spurt
And plowed up the dirt.
It's all a thing of the past.
William Wehrly, '36
There was a white poodle named 'AVVhacker
Who liked to chew on a cracker,
He walked down the street,
A puddle did meet,
And now he's considerably blacker.
Sanford Courter, '36.
A motorist, put into jail,
Asked his lawyer to get him some bail.
The judge became rough,
So the sentence was tough,
And the sheriff still handles his mail.
Thelma MacKenzie, '36.
I can't make this limerick rimeg
The lines they get mixed all the time.
But I think this is ample
To give as a sample
Of what I am plcaszd to call mine.
Richard Plumer, '33
Mr. and Mrs. David H. Margolis
Whenever you've a need to find
A school that cultivates the mind,
Just drop in on Steele High School
And join our class and mind the rule.
Its woes and joys you will surmise
Through earnest efforts to be wise.
Tirzah Munson, '37,
I love to travel through the West
Where the cowboys shoot their best
And many a man has shot to kill
Over a card game or a bill.
The land is fertile for the cow
And easily takes the roving plow.
The streams, it seems, are full of trout,
But just you try to pull them out!
And if you've ever seen the West
It is the place you would love best.
It is the grandest place to see,
And the only place in the world for me l
Charles Kohler, '37.
AMERICA, THE BEAUTIFUL
Pounding rhythm, dancing feet,
Freezing winter, summer's heat.
Robbers, burglars, gangster's guns,
Absconding treasurer, public funds.
Airplanes zooming in gyration,
President, Senate, and iniiation.
Stocks and bonds and Wall Street,
Factories, mines, and weary feet.
Soldiers' bonus, Townsend's bill,
Armies, navies, bigger still.
Pickets, strikers, higher wages,
Murders, scandals on front pages.
F. D. R. and his NRA,
Justice Hughes holds him at bay.
Mother sick, children starving,
Swanky rich at turkey carving.
Pigskins, college, raw November,
Baseball, bouts end in September.
Neon lights and fiashing signs,
Talking pictures of glorified crimes.
Test tubes, science, Doctor Crile,
Rambling freight cars mile by mile.
Baer and Louis, champion fights,
Lindbergh, Post, and ocean flights.
From science to the AAA,
All help to make the U.S.A.
Jack Margolis, '
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