Steele High School - Annual Yearbook (Dayton, OH)

 - Class of 1936

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1 My M36 Steele Spntlight 'Stevie High Srhunl Bilgflllli, Gblyin O CJ S5222 Clnmmenrvment 1155112 1935 M Q STEELE HIGH SCHOOL 'Cheeif for Steele Hi gh School Hail her bright namef' STEELE SPOTLIGHT Class Poem 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 "Our Principal" wifi!!! 6 STEELE SPOTLIGHT SPOTLIGHT STAFF Editor-1n-chief .......................,.... . ..,.... Ted Levy Associate Editor .......... Mary Frances Randall Business Manager .......................... Boris Sokol Asst. Business Manager ........ Stanley Frankel Jr. Business Manager ...... Robert Eichelberger Janis Chamberlain Asst. Jr. Business Manager ...... Marion Frame Soph. Business Managers ............ Clarke Hain .........Jean O'Connor Jr. Local Editor ......... Sr. Local Editor .... Stanley Donenfeld Carlene Margolis Ada Mae Finn ........Jennie Smith Soph. Local Editor ......,. ....... B etty Widmaier Alumni Editor ...,........ ......... R uth Chatterton Exchange Editor ........ ........... R obert Wolfe Art Editors .......... Society Editor ......,.. ........Rochelle Margolis Rose Marie Davis Jane Horstman ..........Dick Plumer Society Editor ......... ........... H elen Teague Athletic Editor.5 .... Athletic EditorQ ................... . .......... Sanford Courter Circulation Manager .................... John Shively Asst. Circulation Managers ...... John McBride Carl Smith 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 Chairman-Stanley Frankel 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 ........Ruth Chatterton Spur ............... Representatives appointed by the Principal from the school at large- Robert Taylor Winifred Ross Faculty advisers from the Department of English- Miss Mary Alice Hunter Miss Frances Hunter Miss Wilma Spencer Miss Faye Cleveland Miss Myriam Page STEELE SPOTLIGHT 7 EDITORIALS , IN 'Q .1-E, E 'I 'Qlq " E 9:5 at-144 " 5 x s Q-,A lg 5 ll 4' ,5- 54 I?-kgs? x K 4 'Ee an S nl .fm . , , Ill .x v 5 - , ETS!! s f 3 'Q- . TQ: 9 ' x 2 94" . ,lil .. Y re ' w- .JU -q1PfQ::b.B' -ggi: QE..- Wim Cuz by Fun Homcomu 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. EXCELSIOR-EVER UPWARD 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. STEELE SPOTLIGHT CARL A7 ROBE ANDERSON 5545! 6 G R PAUL AN R . A, cf -9 DICE DER H ARY LEN ROBE ASH MUN QSSDX BETTY JANE AND!-:R CHAR TTIC FRANCES ANDERLE MARGARET ATTICK was STEELE SPOTLIGHT x BAcoN ANGELINE BATES MORTON BAUER HENx BAU N m.J?.fUb.J---- I M" R .1 VEINKIA AKER JANICE BEAGHLER 4, Swv 'A' YK -V. gf-l'f1h LEON BALSHONE ROBERT BEATTY MQ 74,,,1Q.4I'l?wMJ"" HOBERT BARSALOU HARRIET BECKWITH Vnduwifkuim VEDA MAY BASKETT SARA BEEGHLEY AF A STEELE SPOTLIGHT JANET BLAKLEY S? BLOTNER FRIMA BLUM jmww- ROMILDA BOEHMER f, Lx ROBERT BOESENBERG MAXINE BRAHAM 6-46 ELSIE LOUISE BOLLY JAMES BRANDENBURG STEELE S,POTLIGHT A u .J ' , . 8 f THELMA BROKSCHMIDT CATHERINE CAMPBELL -- t .94 MURIEL BROOKS JLXN? ' : 1, 1 A 5 RosE BROWN ROBEQQIT QIATON Ax X KATHLEEN BRUST CLARA JANE CAVANAUGH H ,f .v LEONA BUFFIN MAXINE CHAFFEE ROTHWELL BURKE JANIS CHAMBERLAIN KLM STEELE SPOTLIGHT MARY ANN CHAMBERLMN OPAL CLARK ROSELLA CHARLES MARION CLAYTON ,141 'i . flip-1-U ' f 14 f,g l, w.f I Q RU1' TTERTON MER f , ,J MVX '6- 1L0UISE CHERRINGTON ELLA MAE CLORE . -,- , 5 , vial ELIZABETH CHILES i THEODORE COGS L nwyf 'E' MILDRED CHRISTMAN JAMES COLEMAN J v uf, I 1 fvfp, f , M , A - A Tilly l"f1"' 1 nl STEELE SPOTLIGHT MARY JANE COLLINS MARTHA TTER X MMV w N SANFORD COURTER lf 0 U BETTY CONRAD RORE T CRAMER VIRGINIA COOK BFQITINE Russ WILLIAM COOPER DOROTHY CURTIS IRENE COSNER JAMES DANEMAN STEELE SPOTLIGHT JULIA DAPICE J OANNE DECAMP 3 Aff' EVELYN D'AUTREMONT HENRIETTA DECKER EMERSON DAVIS MARTHA DEMMLER MARGARET DAVIS BETTY JANE DENLINGER KI -, f X 941' PAUL DAvIs DORIS DENNISON f I , ffuwf ROSEMARIE DAVIS JI-:ANNE DIERS X , - . I w N., STEELE SPOTLIGHT ESTELLA DH.LARD ESTHER DURHAM ff- 1 M EDWARD DISSINGER ' GOWDY DURHAM ,f f! U Lois DODGE F s DUSTIN j X RALPH DONENFELD EDNA ECKENBRECHT HELEN DRAKE Doms EICKMEYER .s .. f 9' MARION DUNLAP MURIEL JANE ELLIS STEELE SPOTLIGHT aw ,Z W EVELYN ELSAS AUDREY FREDERICK SUZANNE EYLER DOROTHY FREDERICK MARY JANE FOLKER SHIRLEY FREDMAN BETTE FORD V MIRIEM FROIKEN , , K' " 'xl QYJT 'ag ' MARGUERITE FOREMAN DAXIEL FUNK f ' 1 f" ,' Q5 1 fypff STANLEY FRANK J ACK GABRTEL fgwf' X . , 5 , STEELE SPOTLIGHT ANNE LE GARBER JANE GLAZE .4 1' ., , DOROTHY GEORGE WISE GLOSSINGER O E Q2 ROBERT GEORGE PAULINE GRADY WMM ' X X X-xy, NN MORRIS GERSH , JEAN GRAHAM J ACK GERSHOW ROBERT GREENE VIOLET G1NN ROBERT GREENBAUM V S 1 Q, 4. ' ly X! STEELE SPOTLIGHT WILBRA HALL JANE HAY PHYLLIS HARLOW ELBERT HAYES .33 f 7 BETTY JANE HARSHMAN V1RG.Nj?A IiI?VILIN J ? Y X x x Y L WI D ,W ECK X, RALPH HATHAWAY RALPH HELMSTETTER r W MARJORIE ' K ROSEMARY HELSEL STEELE SPOTLIGHT 44vg J?-K HENDERSON DOYLE HIXON Of ROBERT HIG X ANNE HOCHMAN Q FRE sy-Idj ROBERT HOLADAY f K 7 Y w I fl ' I, V 'xuf CARVI J ANE HIMES FREDER7 RODNEY HIMES VERNON HOLCOMB , ff , 7Vb""l5f'l'x""Mr JOSEPH Hmscu DOROTHY HOLLEN 4 STEELE SPOTLIGHT V1 V . AMY HOLSTEIN MARGARE7f' KANTNER f f ' I Q 1 v pa DQXL-01,4-X 4 ELMER INSKEEP J ROBERT KANY MARGARET JACOBSON BEATRICE KAPLAN J UDAH J AFFE ! , 1 K KARAS MELVINA J ANKOWSKI TILLIE ANN KASSMAN M ' EDWARD KAHN ROBERT KELLEY Quo naw. ' ' STEELE SPOTLIGHT FRANCES KERR GERALDINE LA MONDA V 1 , 7 H414 hx. 1, DOROTHY KINSER ANNA LANDSIEIJEL 11,401 ! .ffge EILEEN KLOHE DELFORD LANTZ WILLIAM KNIERIM . fz nj? LAUDERBACK 1 GORDON KNIGHT CHARL TT AYFORD L ANNETTE LEE 'I I l STEELE SPOTLIGHT A RS ,gy THEO?Z MCBRIDE Q I Xf 1 PAULINE LINDIXJ RUTH McBRmE fx Q, , 0 fl C7fHAB5Lg'fTE 5 TLE PEARL MCCALL HoRAcE LUHN ROBERT MCCARTHY RAY LUNSFORD FRANCES MCCLELLAN THE KENZIE HELEN MCCOY Wx STEELE SPOTLIGHT DOUGLAS MCCREIGHT ROBERT MALTBY 1 HAROLD MCKINLEY HOWARD MANGAN jf, ...Q-v",' 'lwiffu-4114 RICHARD MCKINNON BETT JANE MANLEY DONALD MCLAUGHLIN JACK MARGOLIS ROBERT MCNERNEY JUNE MASON Ivy,-It vkfw. N ' ff EUGENE MACHINO ERS uf If STEELE SPOTLIGHT ANN MATTINGLY pf' ' JOSEPHINE MEYERS xx' . 1 F YA .- J - ' f ' ' L 4,7 .I 1 2 VIRGINIA RMAXSON CHARLOTTE MILLER . . .nf K Y XXX Lf , U f L VLUX , EDWARD MEIXNER ETHEL MILLER MARY MENDHAM LILLIAN MILLER .'lA',f fx hid! AUDREY MEREDI TH OBERTAE ILLER lj ' fx Ipfb X MYRA M If N DANIEL MILLS Qi? 'M Y- 7 STEELE SPOTLIGHT Qammmf L EA ETTE YERS X f , all .JR ffl' VI I I, VIRGINIA MooRE , J J AMES NASH ROBERT MORRIS J J OAIQ NIeHOLSON , MARIANNA MORRIS W JUNE Mox ' I . N X MARY NICHOLSON JAMES NICKEY . I Q N-fx -- lfvbwfx'-J'-'11 -F in xy GEORGETTA MURRAY 4 i JACK NIcoL STEELE SPOTLIGHT GEORGE NovoTNY CLINTON PALLMAN Doms NUSHAWG HELEN PATTERSON JEAN O'CONNOR JOHN PATTERSON MARY JAYNE O'FALLON ALICE PEARMAN ROSEMARY OHLER MILDRED PERRY SELMA OscHERw1Tz HELEN PETERS 1 - ' . ,rf v 4 F STEELE A Qfz' JANE PETERS LUCY PHELPS C A ' ' V. U 'jijxf r P A mf WILLIAM PITCHER A RICHARD PLUMER PHIL PORTER S P 0 T L I G H T JANET PUNCHESS WINH-'RED PUSLAT MARY FRANCES RANDALL FRANCES RANKIN NORMA REBER J! XJJJ , 4 tif' N RODERICK PUGH EVELYN REED "' I K L 1 -N I , H ,. NI ,T - X ' A Wwri ,MJ 1 .f L7 STEELE gl ', ,, 1 L ' ft: 4 I vi VIRGINIA REEDY X .Vw-,4ff'fcq wuvup HAROLD REITER MARIANNA REITI-I LESTER RICHARDSON JAMES RICHISON ESTHER RIGGIN Qui,-0 . fhf' SPOTLIGHT Q! QQANADINE RODER JOHN RoNIcKER DOROTHEA ROSENTHAL MIRIAM ROTTERMAN GORDON ROYCE ALICE JANE RUssUM STEELE SPOTLIGHT My JEAN RUTMANN RUT SCHWARTZ MELBA RUTH SAEKS RITA SCREENEY , fx, W um fy w T xx f J EUNICE SCHAUER ROBERT SEABOLD . .un .f' IV 1 JJ JJ ?Q DHpMAN MARGARET SENNE ' Q!! X NC, In 7' RITA SCHLOTTERBECK RUTH Syuxzvf' 1 , ffm!! ROBERT SCHNEBLE PHY s ELTO STEELE SPOTLIGHT ' WILLIAM SHERER R11-A SLM-ER JOHN SI-IIVELY MAR ART DOROTHY SHULL BET Y JANE SMITH ,X 'Lf ,Avg , ,MK V I , HERBERT SHULMAN CARL SMITH LEON SIFF GRACE SMITH HELEN SINDELI. WEBSTER SMITH R STEELE SPOTLIGHT . jig BQljI?f?7y,!, LAURA STAMPER Rf l 1 . FREDERIC SOMMERS PHYLLIS STARR ESTHER SOUTHARD JAMES ST R Tiyfxh 1' SUZANNE SOUTHMAYD MARY STAUFFER , . XX xx H A- ,v L 1 , .- . RUH'H'SPI'1'i1ER J OANNE STAUGLER E X XL J H X J DOROTHY SPOHN CATHERINE STAUSS WW A cf STEELE SPOTLIGHT 1 'L J. , ' V ff 11.11, I' 1 V I BETTY STEINBARGER ALVINXSUTTMILLER KIJT . EDNA STEINEBREY ESTHER TANDY CLAIRE STRACHAN R TAY PAULINE STRAISINGER HELEN TEAGUE ESTELLE STRANGE CHARLES THIES EULA SULLIVAN JOHN THOMAS VUE STEELE SPOTLIGHT f J 5 EON MARY ANN TURNER 1 v ,I 0 V ,v SAMUEL THORNTON Ros LYNX N TILBURGH fm E 71,9 FREDERICK THURMAN RUDOLPH-QAIQ DYKE DORIS TINGLEY FRANCES VEHORN fi A UVJO-' R. MARJORIE TOBIAS BERNICE YSZENSKI CORRINE TOWNSEND JEAN VVADDELL ! J nw fri! STEELE SPOTLIGHT AGNES WAGNER JOSEPHINE WATSON HARRY WAGNER W1LL1A1vf WEHRLY f ,Y I Li ' . ,K LL' I L SARAH WAGNER LOYAL Wms BETTE ANN WALSH ELWOOD WELLBAUM MARY FRANCES WALTON gi?-JJJMJ JE K A f f N .KFAKE ow FRANK W N . I' " N A LS A if .X W N. STEELE SPOTLIGHT ROBERT WERTZ RICHARD WILHELM BELVA WESTERBECK JACK WILL s N MARGARET WIIITACRE ROBERT WILLETT 'WLnfv.fq,Lz, M f 1 J' ,- 1 ' J .fi JACK WHITE K JACK WILLIAMS Nj. MARY WHYTE LENORE WILLIAMS . 2 Pdby -if X X X N MARY ALICE WILD LOUELLA WITHERSPOON . ,gf STEELE SPOTLIGHT I BETTY WOLI-'E URST ER MARTHA WOLFE HAROLD WYSE ul. A- RlEIRTEW NORMAN YASSALOVSKY CHARLOTTE WOODBURN VIRGINIA MAE YATES I gm EVELYN WOODBURN EUNICE Y UN LILLIAN WOOL RAYMOND ZAHN STEELE SPOTLIGHT I HMV . 4 1 . lQA'llIlIRYN ZAPPIN J. C. SHERMAN ,. STERLING ZELLER WIIIIAM G Ruow gf-ffeifpfm ROBERT ZELLERS ,I-514-rf ft- -Wi' WINIFRED ZIEGLER I N w bq-Q24-Ars. 2-1,9-vlfyb ls "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. 38 STEELE SPOTLIGHT SPOTLIGHT SPOTS fi y y U fix, X V K Lkdkgll fb if. 1-x : N fix X-X -If Lu - 353555, E 'Qi V' 2 ll fi I Erie 2 - 1 EEL- 0-fig ll l 5.4 Sqifeiii gf :A ' 23 Q '- P if 1 ::'. 5 E- a 912 5 -Q Wx Q Q : N Cu: by Fxzo HoLcoMn January 6-'Twas after our Christmas holi- day, To school we came not quite so gay- January 14-The Juniors under paper stag- gered, To show their class they were not laggards. January 20-24-Semester tests did Worry us all For fear our grades might have a fall. January 31-The Juniors would afskating gog To the inexperienced-Woe oh woe!! February 12-To the Engineers' Club our students went, And, a scientific hour they spent. February 14-Our hearts beat high on Cupid's Day With thoughts of Valentines on their way. February 15-The Seniors at the prom did step To fill the dance just full of Pep- March 6-To Philo-Eccritean we all went And a happy evening there was spent. 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 Spur, A marvelous time they all aver. March 20-21-The Senior Play was a great success, We all enjoyed it we confess. The girls a donation of candy made, For which we all a nickel paid. March 28-The Seniors rummaged for old clothes, A job for all we must suppose. April 4-The Juniors held their prom tonight, Did they enjoy themselves ? Well, ' v quite. April 5-13-How good it seemed to work and play Outside of school on a vacation day! 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 sent. May 8-What can it be-that terrible noise? Oh, it's only the girls singing with the boys! May 8-9-At the Junior Play the Bat did scare, To make the occasion a jolly af- fair. 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 past. The under-classmen who remain, Steele's standards, yet, we hope, re- tain. STEELE SPOTLIGHT 39 2 cf I I if 'P I I 5 Olf101f I' 21 l12ltCS Ig H G d I T 1 QI. HONOR GRADUATES 'Q Ruth Chatterton Jeanette Myers I I A Sanford Courter Jean O'Connor Margaret Davis Mary Frances Randall if Doris Dennison Margaret Senne I ,J an ey ran e oro y u fu sr 1 F k 1 D th Sh ll if Jean Graham Carl Smith Robert Greenbaum Boris Sokol I I J. Theodore Levy Betty Steinbarger so Charlotte Little Helen Teague I John McBride Betty Wolfe I Honorable Mention I I QI. Anne Belle Garber Robert Wolfe P, 5 In I , 1 I 51 fi STEELE SPOTLIGHT Scholarship Awards SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS 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 ...............................,.......... ..........................Northvvestern University 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, tenth. 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 Ruth Bennett. 1 STEELE SPOTLIGHT DEBATE DEBATE 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, STEELE SPOTLIGHT LITER TURE Cut by FRED Honcoivm GOLD 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. iweeszssms 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- STEELE SPOTLIGHT 43 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- fashioned dances. 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 member less. 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 for home. 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. 44 STEELE SPOTLIGHT -'-'--- ., AA ,.- ------- ., AA ,. -------. ,. AA A, ..-.-... ,A AA Q, ,..- --.. , A A A Q, ,..... ..,. J ,... .,,-TAA Q, ,... AA .-ejq1:kjcg1ijq,p'ijqg,:'iiQ,ij'611ijix,ia,pkjQ,ik2 if li ' I 3 fi l l 1 l 5 if if li 5 E 5 A LOVELY GLADE QA Rondeauh Sf A lovely glade I long to know 5' With chirping birds and strearnlet's flow. l This I should loveg and through the trees At night, the softly singing breeze, - Apart from other winds that blow. ' . l J . ' 'Q Tall reeds and flowers thelr colors showg V Vain heads they View in pools below. These slim green stems I know Would make lf' S, A lovely glade. JJ 4 J. In damp dark earth the new seeds grow Bright shoots spring up not touched by hoe. S, And when at night the sunsets die, l And not a single soul is nigh xl l There's one place where I long to go- l A lovely glade. Ruth Chatterton, 'se li ll ?' if 1 l if 'F I ?' l lt ll if STEELE SPOTLIGHT 45 SKIING 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 IWDRSQSSWN 46 - STEELE SPOTLIGHT WAVING WILLOWS 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 realizations. 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- ful expedition. 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 THE SKY 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 their goal! 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 side. 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. SNOWFLAKES 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 going, anyway?" "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 cradle." "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 affair." "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 less accidents." "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 some day." Robert Maltby, '36. 48 STEELE SPOTLIGHT JUMPING JIMMY 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 performances. 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- forming. 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. FUTILITY 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 Rippling by. 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. STEELE SPOTLIGHT 49 if 'F I I I I I I I I I ON SUNNY ROADS I I QA Rondeaul 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. f I 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, I I if I I if If I fi' 5 't I STEELE 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, DUSK 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. SPOTLIGHT 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, THE SNOWSTORM 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 standstill. 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. THE INDEPENDENT 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. DISCOURAGED 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. APRIL Thunder grumbled low in his throat, Rising angrily he sent forth Electric sparks From his deep-set eyes, Beat his young April bride, VVho promptly shed many tears. Rose Marie Davis, '36, RAINDROPS' LULLABY I like the drowsy feeling That comes a-creeping, stealing O'er me at night when all is hushed and stillg 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 PAINTING "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 KK 0.7! 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 treasure. "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 free, And guide my ship quite safely o'er all the perilous sea. I'd visit all the countries, the countries far and near, 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 phantasy. 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. EVENING-MORNING 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 sky, 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 despair. "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 people. 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 it sounds. 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 stockyards. 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, THE WIND 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, SPRING Churchbells ringing, People singing, Bright new bonnet, Ribbons on it. Spring! Lovers meet, With eyes they greet, While birds above Sing songs of love. Spring! Violets peeking, Sunshine seeking. Soft winds blowing, Green things growing. Spring! Dorothy Shull, '36. NIGHT 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 THE AIRPLANE 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 OF SPRING There's nothing I love like the smell of spring, 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. l 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 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 fair sex. 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. STEELE 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. SPOTLIGHT 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 heaven. 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 LU ALUMNI NEWS 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 Embossing Co. 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 social fraternity. Rev. B. De Frees Brien, '28, was elevated N W 9' X wx N 4 O I ss .5 yi I' 15-4 I 'Q' 3 2-2 I Q N A l oz ' ' l i ' II!!! : W Cul by Mvno Mmrmv. 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 State University. 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 fraternity. 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- ship. 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 year. A 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, this year. STEELE SPOTLIGHT 59 SCIENCE 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 Cleveland. 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 UNCANNY 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 or fidelity. 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. ALUMINUM 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 aluminum. 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 industry. 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- fornia. 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 bright one. Robert Wertz, '36. PUSH-BUTTON MUSEUM 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 . 62 STEELE SPOTLIGHT SGCIETIES AGORA LITERARY SOCIETY Adviser-Miss Charlotte Meyer. MEMBERS Janice Beaghler Elsie Bolly Thelma Brokschmidt Ella Mae Clore Margaret Davis Evelyn Elsas June Glaze Betty Manley Myra Meyer Jeanette Myers Jean 0'Connor Martha Smart Eoline Bell Helen Class Nancy Crusey Dorothy Daum Marjorie Engle Marjorie Fry Genevieve Haller Ruth Hancock Seniors Ruth Spitler Dorothy Spohn Joanne Staugler Claire Strachan Helen Teague Corrine Townsend Frances VeHorn Betty Walsh Faye Wardlow Margaret Whitacre Lenora Williams Winifred Ziegler Juniors Muriel Hunt Frances Leedom Betty Reist Dorothy Reist Betty Rowe Lucille Siler Ann Thomas Dorothy Whitehead Adviser-Miss Cut by FRED Honcoms ART CLUB Grace Valentine. MEMBERS Seniors Sophomores 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 freely." Colors-Red and White. AUREAN LITERARY SOCIETY Adviser-Miss Faye Cleveland. Janis Chamberlain Mildred Christman Evelyn D'Autremont Jean Graham Dorothy Hollen Lucille Korns Lucy Ann Eaton Jane Horstmann Florence Maharg Rochelle Margolis Emily McCrabb Margie Miller Leonora Neuifer Annette Lee Roberta Miller Georgetta Murray Doris Tingley Jean Waddell Shirley Wurstner Juniors Virginia Patterson Thelma Pickles Carolyn Pickrel Dorothy Reist Martha Richardson Grace Williams Sophomores Dorothy Blumenschein Diana Brooks Esther Christine Louise Christine Violet D'Autremont Victoria Eby Jean Hoffman Jane McGram Margaret Sells Betty Weusthoff Betty Widmaier Marie Wright Motto-"Appreciate the artistic qualities of life." Colors-Green and White. MEMBERS Romilda Boehmer Margaret Braham Maxine Braham Rose Brown Clara Jane Cavanaugh Elizabeth Chiles Mildred Christman Marian Clayton Helen Drake Henrietta Decker Gertrude Allen Virginia Coffman Vivian Diemunsch Louise Fisher Martha Hause Seniors Dorothy Frederick Virginia I-Ieavilin Anna Landsiedel Mary Mendham Audrey Meredith Marianna Morris Rosemary Ohler Dorothy Shull Bettv Jane Smith Phyllis Starr Juniors Dorothy Kaiser Harriet Sheets Elsie Smith Betty Stambaugh Ann Wildern Mary Ellen Helmstetter Sophomores Betty Chamberlain Betty Craighead Betty Keiter Margaret Sells Betty Spreng Ruth Wells Motto-"Listen and consider." Colors-Blue and White. nnnlq i , U. . ,,1,,1.,,4,,-fm. .,' ,V .-. - ,..x,, STEELE CRITERION Adviser-Miss Frances Hunter. Colors-Crimson and White. SENIORS Robert High Robert Kany Theodore Levy Horace Luhn John McBridei' Douglas McCreight William Pitcher Clifford Reid John Shivelyi' Leon Sifff Carl Smith 4' Presidents J UNI ORS William Bowers Ralph Cross Robert Eichelberger Marion Frame Earl Geisman Nick Nicholson Charles Reeves William Sajovitz David Sellers Dean Varney Max Wool SOPHOMORES Leo Asher James Bolenbaugh Richard Fischer Clark Hain Kenneth Hawkins Paul Martin John Remick Tom Smith Junior Whitney Arnold Zapoleon s P 0 T L I G H T DRAMATIC ART CLUB Adviser-Miss Inda Sundal. MEMBERS Seniors Grace Ahlers Amy Holstein Dorothy Clemmer James Langman Mary Jane Folker Betty Steinbarger Marguerite Foreman Virginia Yates Juniors Sylvia Bader Ervine Kern h Ruth Bennett Donald Kirpatrlck Mary Jane Ford Robert Miller Walter Katz Sophomores Norma Anderson Jerry Meher Constance Coleman Wilma Shively Merle Corner ' HOME ECONOMICS CLUB Adviser-Miss Frances Gregory. MEMBERS Seniors Frances Anderle Betty Ford Helen Holtevert ECCRITEAN LITERARY SOCIETY Adviser-Miss Myriam Page. MEMBERS Grace Ahlers Betty Jane Ander Harriet Beckwith Janis Chamberlain Dorothy Clemmer Evelyn D'Autremont Frances Dustin Jean Graham Betty Harshman Dorothy Hollen Lucille Korns Annette Lee Helen McCoy Dorothea Bates Ruth Bennett Dottie Ditmer Rachel Harriman Sally Horrigan Jane Horstmann Jane Jacobi Virginia Keilholtz Joan Johnson Rochelle Margolis Sopho Esther Christine Louise Christine Betty Craig Violet D'Autremont Muriel Decamp Anne Hunter Carlene Margolis Motto-"Carpe Diem." Seniors Roberta Miller Jane Peters Mary Frances Randall Esther Riggin Eunice Schauer Sue Southmayd Catherine Stauss Betty Steinbarger Doris Tingley Mary Anne Turner Jean Waddell Shirley Wurstner Juniors Edith Morrissett Virginia Patterson Audria Pfanner Thelma Pickles Sue Sharkey Phyllis Smith Jeanne Turner Virginia Whitmore Corrine Wroe mores Jane E. Smith Jane M. Smith Patty Smith Jean Sturzenbach Mary Lou Thomas Betty Weusthoff Colors-Green and White. Kathryn Argue Jean Clark Daphne George Janet Punchess Evelyn Reed Juniors Martha Green Virginia Thacker Sophomores Betty Jane Chamberlain Alice Haine Dorothy Clevenger Edna Oda Eileen Funkhouser Motto-"Trust and do your best with a ing face? Colors-Orchid and White. LIBRARY CLUB Adviser-Miss Eleanor Kyle. MEMBERS Seniors Maxine Braham Clara Jane Cavanaugh Margaret Davis Evelyn Elsas Eddie Kahn Robert Kany Annette Lee Jeannette Meyers Dorothea Rosenthal Ruth Shane Helen Sindell Dorothy Spohn Catherine Stauss Pauline Straisinger Helen Teague Eileen Temple Juniors Mary Ann Dorfman Nancy Stowe Rachel 'Harriman Betty Tate Lee Hobbs Margaret Noggle William Sajovitz Dorothy Carter Robert Tingley Grace Williams Max Wool A Sophomores Stanlev Donenfield Doris Compton Jane Hutchings 63 smi 64 STEELE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Adviser-Miss Margaret Wright. MEMBERS Seniors Carl Ablon Clara Jane Cavana Janis Chamberlain Ruth Chatterton Sanford Courter Margaret Davis Doris Dennison Helen Drake Frances Dustin Stanley Frankel Jean Graham Robert Greenbaum Ted T ev ugh J Y Charlotte Little John McBride Helen McCoy Jeannette Meyers Marianna Morris Jean O'Connor Richard Plumer Roderick Pugh Mary Frances Randall Dorothea Rosenthal Eunice Schauer Margaret Senne Dorothy Shull Leon SiH Carl Smith Boris Sokol Sue Southmayd Phyllis Starr James Stauifer Betty Steinbarger Helen Teague Betty Wolfe Robert Wolfe Charlotte Woodburn Evelyn Woodburn Juniors Ruth Bennett Dorothy J ache Miriam Losh Thelma Pickles Martha Richardson Nancy Stowe Eileen Temple Motto-'tlndustria est initium sapientiaef, Colors-Purple and Gold. SPOTLIGHT PHILOMATHEAN X Adviser--Mr. W. O. Stutz. Colors-Cardinal and Steel Gray. Motto-"Brotherhood President-Stanley Frankel. Vice-President-William Hynes. Secretary-John Patterson. Treasurer-Frank Weprin. SEN IORS Carl Ablon Dice Alexander Bill Borchers Sanford Courter Richard Conners Robert Cramer Ralph Donenfeld Stanley Frankel Robert George Robert Greenbaum Ralph Hathaway Jack Heck Ralph Helmstetter Robert Maltby Jack Margolis John Patterson Richard Plumer Boris Sokol James Stauffer Jack Thompson Rudolph Van Dyke William Wehrly Frank Weprin Robert Wertz Robert Wolfe J UNIORS Stanley Deal Leland Dirting Gibbons Fitzpatrick Wallace Fryer James Hart Robert Jones Harold Leland Jack Lisle Richard Shank Joe White SOCIAL SCIENCE Adviser-Miss Helen Haynes. Colors-Red and Black. Motto--"Give and you shall receive." President-Robert Greenbaum. Vice-President-Nick Nicholson. Secretary-William Wehrly. Treasurer-John McBride. SENIORS William Hynes SOPHOMORES 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 NEOTROPHEANLITERARY Carl Ablon Dice Alexander Fred Bacon Richard Conners Sanford Courter Stanley Frankel Robert Greenbaum Ralph Hathaway Jack Heck Ted Levy John McBride Richard Plumer John Shively Carl Smith Boris Sokol Jack Thompson Rudolph Van Dyke William Wehrly Robert Wertz Robert Wolfe JUNIORS Leland Dirting Robert Eichelberger Gibbons Fitzpatrick Marion Frame Wallace Fryer Robert Gimperling James Hall William Hynes Robert Jones Jack Lisle Nick Nicholson David Sellers Robert Tingley SOPHOMORES Edward Ablon Richard Fisher David Marquardt SOCIETY Adviser-Miss Wilmah Spencer. MEMBERS Seniors Veda Baskett Betty Ford Mary Jane Campbell Martha Demmler Maria D l Pearl McCall Lillian Miller E l R d n un ap ve yn ee Edna Eckenbrecht Glenadine Roder Juniors Marjorie Armstrong Irene Carey Mary Beth Critchfield Marguerite Folkerth Martha French Darlene Fries Dorothy Gaines Anne Geraci Ellen Weimert Dorothy Williams Arline Yost Emily Zimmer Cecila Zenni Sophomores Betty Azling Ruth Lohnes Christina McCall Goldie McNamee Ethel Orr Motto-"Seek new things." 'Colors-Blue and White. STEELE SPUR LITERARY SOCIETY Adviser-Miss Mary Alice Hunter. MEMBERS Seniors Mary Ann Chamberlain Ruth Chatterton Phyllis Cox Jane Crusey Rosemarie Davis Doris Dennison Muriel Ellis Audrey Frederick Fredora Hill Charlotte Little Ethel Miller Georgetta Murray Joan Nicholson Dorothea Rosenthal Winifred Ross Margaret Senne Phyllis Shelton Rita Slater Mary Stauffer Rosalyn Van Tillburgh Louise Welsh Betty Wolfe Juniors Lorna Acker Harriet Gerstner Dorothy J ache Betty Lou Koors Doris Kremer Miriam Losh Emily McCrabb Edna Mae McWilliams Margie Miller Wilma Nelson Lois Orr Carolyn Pickerel Martha Richardson Jennie Smith Miriam Stein Nancy Stowe Jeannette Tatlock Suzanne Tippy Betty Wilson Grace Williams Sophomores Betty Buettner Frances Chase Alphamae Coate Martha Gress Evelyn Herrman Jean McGregor Eloise McWilliams Margaret Noggle Wilma Shively Betty Jane Swabb Charlotte VVentz Dorothy Wiant Betty Widmaier Jane McGraw Motto-"A spur to prick the sides of my intent." Colors-Lavender and White. STEELE SERVICE SOCIETY Adviser-Miss Bertha Hoborn. MEMBERS Seniors Janis Chamberlain Mary Ann Chamberlain Ruth Chatterton Jean Graham Doris Dennison Annette Lee Charlotte Little Helen McCoy ' Roberta Miller Jean O'Connor Mary Frances Randall Dorothea Rosenthal Eunice Schauer Sue Southrriayd Phyllis Starr Mary Staufer Helen Teague Mary Ann Turner Belva Westerbeck Shirley Wurstner Juniors Ruth Bennett Jane Horstman Dorothy J ache Jane J acohi Virginia Keilholtz Wilma Nelson Thelma Pickles Martha Richardson Sue Sharkey Jennie Smith Sophomores Anita Coleman Evelyn Herman Wilma Shively Mary Lou Thomas Betty Widmaier Motto-"Serve Steele." Colors-Red and Black. SPOTLIGHT 65 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 his back. 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. SPRING 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 skies, 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 EXCHANGES "Cooperative News" Dayton Cooperative High School Dayton, Ohio. 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. "Old Hughes" Hughes High School Cincinnati, Ohio. 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 "Paradise Lost." 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 original. Clever initiative characterizes this maga- zine. 'tLane Tech Prep" Lane Technical High School Chicago, Illinois. 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 world. 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 avocation. Joe White, '37. EATMORE RE STAURANT Across from Steele Specializing in Student Desires for Noon Luncheons - - also - - Regular Dinners, Single and Double Decker Sandwiches, Salads and Fountain Drinks at Reasonable Student Prices NO HEAT WORRIES. Grace Spoerlein's Beauty Studio . . . Frigidaire-Ain Conditioned Treat yourself to a Permanent Wave with either large or small waves on top and beau- tiful ringlet ends. This Permanent given in no other Dayton Shop. Our waves give you the comfortable assur- ance of having selected the best. Including all the Curls 95 you need with Trim, ' Shampoo and Finger Wave. All Lines of Beauty Work at Reasonable Prices GRACE SPOERLEIN BEAUTY STUDIOS Third Floor - Third St. Arcade Bldg. PHONE FU 9171 68 STEELE SPOTLIGHT BASKETBALL 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. TENNIS 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 other. SWIMMING 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. TRACK 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 entered. 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. GOLF 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, Urbana. In the Southwestern Ohio District Golf Tournament held at Springfield, Steele's team finished seventh. 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. GIRLS' ATHLETICS 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. 70 STEELE SPOTLIGHT CLASS PROPHECY Name Grace Ahlers ,.....,,, Betty Ander ,,,,,,,...,.,, Frances Anderle ,,,,,. Hazel Arthur ,,,,,,,, Velma Baker ,,,,,.,,.,,,, VedaM ae Baskett ...,,,, Harriet Beckwith ,..,,,, J anet Blakely ,,,,,,,,,,.,., Ambition ,WWW,Bake Biscuits Heart Breaker,,,,,,,,,, Sheperdess Elevator Girl Not to blush Play a harp Be conceited 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 ,..,,.,,,,,, ,,,,.,,,,,,,,, Evelyn D'Autremont S1nger,,,,,,,W,,,,,, Sun tan 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, Own penthouse,,,,,,,,,,,W,, Flagpole sitter Bridge expert,VnW' , Aviatrlx Obstacle Result Inaccuracy ,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,, Manufactures paperweights Steele graduate ,,,,,,..,,.,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,...,,,,,,,, Half Baked Too tender ,,,.,,,,..,.,,,,,.,,..,,.,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,, Heart broken Insomnia ,,,,,,,,,,... None ,,,,,,,,..,,,,,,,.,,, Shy ,,,,,,,,, ..,,, .,,,,.,,, , ,,WWW.WW,,Counts Sheep 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 ,,,,.. ,.,,,,,,,,,,,. ,,,WMaxine ,, Margaret ,,,, Explosion ,,,,,,,, Sleepy .,.,,,, ,,,, No sugar ,,,,,,,. Horses ,,,, W R. Wolfe ,,,,,,,,,, Cannibals ,, .,,,,,. ,, Nervousness ,,,.... ,,,,,,, Boyfriend ,,,,,,,, .,,,... ,,,,,, Zahn lifeguard ,,,,,. Dropsy .... ,,,,,,,,,,,, ,Voice ,,,,,,, . ,,,,., W Cloudy day .,,.. 1 , Perspective ,..,,,, . None ,,,,,,,,,,Y,,,i,,,,,,Y, Extravagance ,...,,,,, Weight ,Y,Y,,,,,,,,.,,,., Bridge .,,.,,,,,,,,,,, Airsickness ,,,,,, Heaven on a mule ,l Y,,,,,,,, ...,Y.,.,oo..,,,, T win ,WW...,WW.G0es all over Good night nurse Balls ..,,,,WWWWW..WCroquet ,WW.,W...,,,,,,,,,,.,Good catch Piano tuner Head over heels in love Unemployed Champion hogcaller Pneumonia Comic strips Framed Poorhouse Half mast Solitaire Landlady , .,,,,, 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,Design calendars , ,,..,, W,No foresight ....,,.,.,,,....,...,,,......,..,,,, Writes histories ,WW,,Ziegfeld Follies Home gn-1,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,Turkey Strut Blues singer,,,,mWW,, No audience the red ,,,,,,,,,,,,,Cook ,,,,,,,,No book , Forsook Photographer ...Garbo II Representative to Congress W Y..,WYY,Y.W,,WWWWWWW Aviatrix WWWW....HeartbreakerW..,,,,,,,,,,, Blushing Violet , 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 ,,,,,,,Gardener,, Latin ,,,,,,,,Get inside stories Make money To write this Tennis champ Schoolgirl complexion ,,,,,,,Have a tiower bed ,,,,,,Interior decorator Lion tamer ,W,WW,Business woman Be friendly W...,..W,,,,,WW.,,Novelist ,,WW.,.Big game hunter W.W,,.,,,,,Make a dress QWffQffffWfBoyfriend ,...,W,.. Crosseyed ,,,,,,,WW No "mystery" ,,,WW Marriage ,,,,. ,,,,W Dizziness ,.WW,WWWW ,Name .,.,.... , ,,.,WWWWWW . Out of season ,WWWWWWWWW Bunions ,,,,,,,WWW,WWW Sailor ,,,,,,,WWW.,,WW Finger nails ..,,WWW WWWW Vergil ,,,,,,WWWWWWWWWWWW,WWWY,, Wrong technique WW,,,,,,WW Can't engrave ,YY.., ....,l ,No wit WW.Y,,,YYY,,,,YY,,,, form ,,,,,,W,,,,,,,Mystery show Gloomy outlook .,.W.., WW,,,,,,,,,,,,WeatherW....WWW... Face ,...,.W,,.,, ....,,WW ,Timidity ,W..,,,. ,Marriage ,,,,,, Chews gum ,,,,,, Depression ,,,,.,, Timidity ,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,W..Double exposure ,,WW,,WWW,W,Zazu Pitts II. ,,,,,...Speaker of the House ,,Elevator Operator W,W,WTongue twister Cauliflower ,....W..WJoins Swiss Navy ,,,,,,.,,Lighthouse keeper Excavator Pig Latin ,.,,,,,,Inside looking out Jail ..WWW,Flap jack artist ,,,WWWWW......Goosepimples ,,,,,,,Designs tombstones Hot bed W,,,.W,Exterior decorator Rabbit farm ...WWW,,,,,F1oor walker Stuck up ,,..,,,,Dime novels ,.W....W,WWW.Sells rat traps scraps Poetry ,,,,,,.,,,,, ,,..,,,, W rites birthday cards STEELE SPOTLIGHT 71 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 Name Janet Punchess ,,,,,,,,,,,,, Mary Fran Randall Esther Rlggin ,,,.,,,,,,,,,,, Ambition .........Librarian ...............Novelist ....,.......,.,,..Aviatrix Dorothea Rosenthal ......, ,,,,,,,,, S ociety matron Jean Rutmann ,,,,,,,,,,, Eunice Schauer ,,,,,,, Martha Smart ,. Golfer.............. .........,.....Dancer beautiful,..,......,... Obstacle Result 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 ,,,,,,,,, ,,,, . . Dice Alexander.. 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 ...........Pluck eyebrows .. ,,,,,,,,,, Trapeze artist Ruby lips ,..,.,....,......Pianist... ...........Gold d1gger,.............. Dancer,...........,.. Public Speaker............... Torch s1nger....,,,,,,,, ,. Public hero ...............N1ght owl............... Haunt houses .. . Preachers.. .. ...,.Trace ancestors.....,,,..,i... ,..................Riveter Own a dog' ..........Iceman ...Surgeon Auctioneer.. ......... .. Lofty ideals.,..,,,,,.,,,., .......,...........,.,.,.Physician Chimpanzee trainer ............... ..........,...........Detective ..........Get to the top Actor..... Pitcher....,,,,...... Profile ..... ......... Nervousness .... .. Weak ropes ........ Pearly teeth ....... Short arms ........ Depression ....... Corus ,,.,.... .. .. Hot Air ......... Can't sing .,,,... Driving .............. Broke .................Y. 'Fraid of dark ........... Too hard boiled ........ None .. ............. .... . . Too delicate ......... None ..............., Crusey. ........ . None . .. .... Nervousness ...... .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...,.,., caller,,,,.......,....V0ice changing Strong man ...............Wheaties ........Sell magazines...........,... None ....,.....,.,.......Wrestler Hold public office ..,.......... .. c.....,.....Play football Physique ....,,... ....,.,.,...Circus fat lady Midget anyway Baldheaded .. ....... Speechless Beats rugs ,........Wins by a nose .. Bald Forced landing Jewelry store Typist Junk collector ......,...Contortionist Plays tuba .........Flaming youth ,.........Public enemy Night watchman Scares babies Teacher Censored Dentist Pest Dog's life Cold shoulders .............Undertaker Contractor .......Window washer Fizzician New trainer . Crime wave ..,.......Elevator operator ............Has face lifted ,..,.......-,....Flycatcher man ..........Success ......Burnt neck Crooner .........Musc1e bound College Poet 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 ........ Zoolog1st.,.,,.,...., .. W.......,.....Lead a band. Second story man .,,.........,,,, ..c....,..,.,,..Wrestler.....,,,..,,,,,, Sleep in Latin Singer Bugs ...................... No band ........,.,...... Skyscrapers ................ Cauliflower ears ........ Mr. Eastman ........... Accent ....,.,..,.......,. Hiker., ,,,W,,,,,,,.P1ker Preacher.,,..,.,.,,, ..............Grocer,,,,...,.,.,,... Hypnotist No jack ....... ......,. Flit salesman .......One-man-band ,.,,.,,...Human Hy Farmer Nightmares Hillbilly songs Biker . ..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!! 72 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,,,.. STEELE SPOTLIGHT Watch-maker Street cleaner,,,,,mmY,m ,,,,.,,,,Teacher's pet Orator High Stepper ----Y-.YWw....YWW.Cowboy Get to school early --mWw..,,..,,,,.WCowboy Big hands ,,,,,,,, Big parade ,Y,,,,. ,,,,,,,,,,,,Deportment,,,,,,,, Intellect ,,,,....... W Wooden leg ,,,,,,,,, Traut's ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,...,Boiler maker Overworked ......,,Teacher's pest Cheerleader ,,,,,,,,,,,,No kick coming Drug store cowboy Tardmess ,,,,,,,v..,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,, D etention Not bowlegged ,,,, WY.WWW,..W,,Lecturer,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Gift of gab,,,,,,,,, Actor Acting ,r,,,,,,,,,,, Poetry ,,,,,,..,, Sailboats ,,,,.,,,,, 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 ,..,,,,,,. graduate 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 ,,,,.,,,, Radio star Admiral n..WWWoman hater ,,,,,,,,Living skeleton .,,,,,,Make headlines ,,,,,,,,Horticulturist WwWmAr'tist ,,W..Cellist Bob Wolfe ,,,,,,,,,Y,,,, YY,,-Y.,AYYYYYYVYYY-YgVYV P one,- Bud Zellers ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Y,Y, Y Rudolph Van Dyke ,.,,,.,, Dick Plumer ,,,,,,,,,,,,YYYYY W.,,,Football player? ....WW,Hole-in-one Long beard Hay fever ......,,,,,, Sophomore Girlsiiw .,,,,.., Merry-go-round ,....,Soapbox orator WWW...WW.,Comedy ,,,,....Limericks All wet Second fiddle Shocked ,...,,......,,,,Crooner ,,,,,,,,,,,,,Story teller 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 Corns ,,.,.,,,,,,,,,,,, Red hair., n.,,,,,,,,.,.,Stutters .. ,,,,,,,,Annapolis...WW Loves cats ,,,,.,,, ,..D1es ,,,,,,....,,,, Bashfulness ,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,Can't spell Girl crazy ,,,,,,,,, In prison ,,,,,,,, Fired ,,,,,...,,.,,...Y.. ,, ,,,, ,,,, G racefulness ,,,,, W ,,,,,,,, Divot digger,,,,,,, Cigarettes ,,.,, c........,,......,,,,,,....,,Street cleaner ,,,,,,,c,Spontaneous combustion Static boy ,,,..,..,Ladies' man Skeleton ......c,Heads breadline ....,,,,,,.,,,,,.,Gardener Make-up artist ,..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Cellist ,c.,,,,,,,,Exporte1' .,,,,,,,Toe dancer ,,...,,One in hole Forest fire The Third Nc1tiona1Bc1nk 8: Trust Company UNITED STATE DEPOSITORY QQ J "The Bank of Friendly Service" 1 STEELE SPOTLIGHT 73 CLASS WILL 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 Johnson. Item II - Sandy Courterys lisp - Marion Frame. Item III - Stanley Frankel's line - Bob Eichelberger. Item IV-Bob Ashmun's car-Jack Lisle. Item V - Fred Bacon's shyness - Charles Reeves. Item VI-Morton Bader's ego-Leon Unger. Item VII-Henry Baumann's poetry-Edith Morrissett. Item VIII - Billy Borcher's medals - Lee Dirting. Item IX-Jim Nash's bow-tie-Gibbons Fitz- patrick. Item X-Bob Caton's way with the girls- J im Drapp. Item XI - Dick Conner's smile - Dick Chaney. Item XII-Bob Cramer's rosy cheeks-Jim Orton. Item XIII-Emerson Davis's derby-Leo Niswonger. Item XIV-Ralph Donenfeld's book satchel -Ralph Cross. Item XV-Bob George's car-Tom Weprin. Item XVI-Wise Glossinger's amateur hour -Bill Sajovitz. Item XVII - 'tDoc" Gordon's sideburns - Hugh Manessier. Item XVIII-Bob Greenbaum's tennis "rack- et"-Thelma Pickles. Item XIX-Jack GershoW's gift of gab-Bill Semmelman. Item XX - Ralph HathaWay's football - Tuffy Brooks. Item XXI-Jack Heck's t'Whatever it is"- Bob Miller. Item XXII-Bob High's Midniter Column- Herman Levitt. Item XXIII-Ted Levy's School-girl figure- Paul Shapiro. Item XXIV-Bob Maltby's stage Work-J ack Jenkins. Item XXV-Jack Margolis' voice-J. Billy Bowers. Item XXVI-James Nickey's shyness-Bob Wagner. Item XXVII-Dick Plumer's size 15 shoe- Dlck Shank. Item XXVIII-Roderick Pugh's intelligence -Henry Needham. Item XXIX-Bob Seabold's manner-Harold Ostrov. Item XXX-Carl Smith's knowledge and sub- dued behavior-J ack Gerling. Item XXXI-Boris Sokol's dimples-Jane Jacobi. Item XXXII-Jim Stauffer's passing of th- absence sheets-Jim Hall. Item XXXIII-Jack Thompson's golf-Bob Jones. Item XXXIV-Bob Wolfels posture-Beulah Woolery. Item XXXV-Ray Zahn's swimming-Robt. Tingley. Item XXXVI-Betty Ander's jeWelry-Flor- ence Maharg. Item XXXVII-Janis Chamberlain's art- Rochelle Margolis. Item XXXVIII-Ruth Chattertonts pretty hair-Virginia Dean. Item XXXIX-Dot Clemmer's dimples-Vir- ginia Whitmore. Item XL-Dot Curtis' baby talk-Marjorie Engle. Item XLI-Anne Belle Garber's line-Betty Lowman. Item XLII-Jean Graham's smile-Ruth Bennett. Item XLIII-Amy I-Iolstein's petite way- Peggy Flynn. Item XLIV - Annette Lee's charm - Jane Horstmann. Item XLV - Helen McCoy's lipstick - Judy Fiske. Item XLVI-Roberta Miller's Lee Dirting- Dot Ditmer. Item XLVII-M. F. Randall's brains-D012 othy Jacke. Item XLVIII - Esther Riggin's grin - Wil- liam Blum. Item XLIX-Sue Southmayd's bangs-Er- vine Kern. Item L-Phyllis Starr's pleasantness-Betty Lou Koors. Item LI-Mary StauEer's sweetness-Jennie Smith. Item LII-Helen Teague's brains-Martha Richardson. Item LIII-Doris Tingley's perfume-Au- drey Stickreth. Item LIV - Mary Anne Turner's accent - Betty Tate. Item LV-Betty Wolfe's pianistic ability- Corinne Wroe. Item LVI-Virginia Yate's aloofness-Thel- ma Pickles. 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- versationf' 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- alley. 1 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 the time. 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 K PEOPLE Truckin ..,............. Bud Zellers and Mary Ann Chamberlain What Is This Power? .................... Janie Peters Wild Honey .............................. Dottie Clemmer You've Been Taking Lessons in Love ...... Wise Glossinger 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 Williams Enie Meenie .................................. Dotty Curtis Isn't Love the Grandest Thing? ........ Mary F. Randall O Leo ........ ' ......... Steele's own Leo CLUB LIFE "Ye Ole Brain Rackers" President-Bob Wolfe. Vice-President-Mary F. Randall. Secretary-Helen Teague. Treasurer-Bud Siff Cthey trust himj Sergeant-at-Arms-Robert Kany. "Ye Ole Wool Puller Over the Eyes President-Bob Seabold. Vice-President-Wise Glossinger. Sergeant-at-Arms-Bob Ashmun. Members: 1. Dice Alexander. 2. Jack White. 3. Jim Stauffer. 4. Morton Bader. "Ye Ole Hall Stoppers" President-Henry Baumann. Vice-President-Don Blotner. Secretary-John McBride. Sergeant-at-Arms-Sue Southmayd. Members: 1. Ruth Chatterton. 2. Frances Dustin. 3. Rosemary Ohler. "Ye Ole Study Hall Sleepers" CThis is ironyj President-Jack Ronicker. Vice-President--Morton Bader. Secretary-Bob High. Sergeant-at-Arms-Fred Bacon. "Ye Ole Wind Bagger's Club" President-Jim Stauffer. Vice-President-Rosemary Ohler. Secretary-J ack Thompson. Members: 1. Mildred Christman. 2. Mary Anne Turner. 3. Jack Heck. 4. Shirley Wurstner. 5. Ray Zahn. 6. Bob High. STEELE SPOTLIGHT 75 U GR James Bolenbaugh asked the organ grinder if the last piece that was played was by Beethoven. "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." PATENT NOTE Frances Rowe - "I borrowed Winifred Schlemmer's patent leather dance slippers." Jeanne Betty Rothenberg-"Why?" Frances-"Because the patent had expired on mine." Paul O'Brian - "Say, Leroy, the early birds donlt get all the worms, do they ?" Leroy Stove-"Why, I always understood they did." Paul-"No, the early apples get some of them." Miss Rosenthal-"Norbert, give an example of a stabilizing industry." Norbert Cook-"Horse-racing." 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 hesitated. "Give me a quart of red oil," she repeated. "A quart of red oil?" he stammered. "Certainly," she said, "my tail light is outf' Q IIIIIIIII 9 Sl nl c- -Q -.IN as :-1 U ,- E 31 O , 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 tennis." 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 College Inn RESTAURANT I Special Lzmcheonette For Steele Hi Students 140 N. Main Sl. Dayton, Ohio F-ierce lessons L-ate hours U-nexpected callers N-ot prepared K-icked out. Mr. Schantz-What is today's lesson about? Jimmy Nichols-About the hardest this year. Wilma Nelson-I hear the landlady raised your room rent. Grace Guy-Yes, she had to. I couldn't. A DEFINITION An oyster is a fish built like a nut. Fine Flowers I. W. RODGERS FLORIST, Inc. 38 E. Second St. Wilmer Shively-"Why do bagpipe players always Walk about ?" Jimmy Bierlein-"A moving target is hard to hit." 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 yourself? 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 PERPLEXING ENGLISH English, we all know, is commonly used, Distorted, massacred, and carelessly abused. But there is a reason for that, as these lines tell, If one will but let his mind upon them dwell. A mouse and his brother are always called mice, 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 meese? The plural of tooth we all know is teeth, But for more than one booth we never say beeth. When one goes up the stairs he makes an ascent, When he gives you permission he makes an assent. A thing in one place is said to be stationary, But writing materials, like paper, we term stationery. 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 feet, But all the powers of Math can't make root reet. No wonder good students find themselves in a plight, When they try their hardest to use English riht. Rothwell Burke, '36. THE DRURY PRINTING CO. Printers and Litlaogmploers Telephone AD oms 6238 GRAPHIC ARTS BUILDING 219 South Ludlow St. DAYTON. OHIO PHYSICS TERMS MADE EASY Atom-the first man. Beaker-larger. Convection-cake or candy. Induction-method getting acquainted. Ton-heavy metal found in raisins. Manual-common Spanish name. Molar solution-Listerine. Secant-one-sixtieth of a minute. Sine-a notice. Tangent-an Ethiopian. Vector-a winner. Volt-to cast a ballot. ROGERS 61 CO. DBYTON'S LEADING IEWELERS 33 S. MAIN ST. CONGRATULATE THE CLASS OF 1936 78 STEELE Horftmclnn Studio for Finer Photographs 5 We can fill your photographic needs all the year round. Q29 370 Quitman St. MA 3541 Here is a toast to the ,36 class, Every bow-legged boy and freckle -faced SPOTLIGHT 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 young manhood. "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? b . um Betty-Let's get it, so We can be all alone! Compliments of Mr. Norman S. Thal STEELE SPOTLIGHT 79 Compliments THE P. M. HARMAN COMPANY Bobby Jones-I guess you've been out with worse looking fellows than I am, haven't you ? fNo answerl. 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, teacher. 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 shouldn't." 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? Graduation Footwear All Styles All Sizes S298 Forsythe Shoe Store 7 S. MAIN 80 STEELE S DAYTON'S TYPOGRAPHIC SERVICE Sf? Composition and Makeup for School Papers and Annuals Sf? The DAYTON LINOTYPING COMPANY 219 S. LUDLOW ST. ADams 6241 IN THE YEAR '37 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 wor . Manager-Get out of here! Get out! Billy-But why? Manager-You blooming idiot! This is a dynamite factory! 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. POTLIGHT 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 woman president? 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 me. Dick Conners - Perhaps - but did it ever occur to you that she might have sane moments ? 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? ww Na+ fum izoe fwvav"'vP MIM aww -'04 +nq ' ' ' ssaaans aalqng aluasap Luop noA uaqq. unlop apgsdn sgqg uang og paagq, on a.l,noA gl STEELE SPOTLIGHT 81 Kodaks G Supplies Potted Plants Photo Finishing AT I Novelty Pottery Toys G Novelties B R E N N E M A N S School Supplies Bridge supplies 535 Salem Ave. Open Evenings Notions FRESHMAN OF '37 Jack Thompson-I see you have a new room-mate. 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 good. "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 teachers. 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. SHEFF ER MUSIC CO. 35 E. FIRST ST. EXCLUSIVE AGENTS FOR WORLD'S FINEST MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS C. G. CONN BAND AND ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENTS GIBSON STRING INSTRUMENTS SOPRANI AND CELLINI ACCORDIONS 35 E FIRST ST. 82 STEELE SPOTLIGHT Compliments Mr. and Mrs. Carl Weber Fond Parent-"My son has a splendid high school education. He speaks several languages very flippantlyf' 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 Lady."' Helen McCoy-"Oh, that is force of habit. He used to be a street car conductor." TWO CONVENIEN1' LOCATIONS Orchid Beauty Shoppe PERMANENTS WITH DEEP, LASTING WAVES AND CURLY ENDS S3.5U AND UP. 231 N- MAIN ST-- 1113 BROWN sr. Opp. Steele H. S. 1-'U 0451 FU 0189 Tests, tests-everywhere, With drops and drops of ink, And never a teacher who'll leave the room And allow a guy to THINK. FAME Jack Heck-See that man over there? He's Clark Gable. Esther Riggin-Yeah! J. H.-See that pipe in his mouth? E. R.-Uh huh. J. H.-See the smoke coming out of it? Itys lit. E. R.-Sure. 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 out." Dottie Clemmer-"Oh no, everything you say makes me realize there aren't any to beat out. Grace Ahlers-I Want a dress-the very latest style. 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? Get the Best Goody Goody SANDWICHES Drive Out and Toot Two Gentle Toots For Service FOUNTAIN SERVICE S2841 scaem Ave. 3521 W. Third St. FU 0562 MRS. WM. 1.. REID Ralph Hathaway-"Step on it, kid step on it." SUMMER TERM Opens Iune 8 1 Summer Study Puts You Ahead! intensive instruction during the summer months for those who wish to- l. Prepare for earlier business em- ploymenl. 2. Secure intensive training in short- hand and typewriting tor use in college. 3. Add technical skill to their High School or College education, as a means of getting a position. FREE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE Miami-Iacobs College 2nd 6 Ludlow Sts. DAYTON, OHIO Jim Langman-When dating a stage star you meet her at the stage doorg but when dating with a movie actress, Where do you meet her? 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 very plainly. 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 Compliments of 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 paper? 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 quite enough. While going to England a few years ago, nervous John Pickin asked, "How often does a man fall overboard and drown on your ship ?" Captain-"Only once." Mr. Seigler-"I take great pleasure in giv- ing you 81 in math." Bob Kany-"Make it a hundred and really enjoy yourself." Wallace Fryer-In some of these radio programs, he who laughs last is generally the sponsor. 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. LE MONTREE OPTOMETRISTS HEmlock 2522 4 East Third St. Dayton, Ohio 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 nothing! Ralph Hathaway-Do you know the dif- ference between a pigskin and a skinned pig? Billie Borchers-No. R. H.-Well, wouldn't you make a wonder- ful football player? Robert Barker--Who gave you that black eye? 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 ?" Frances Dustin-"Triplets" R. R. MILLER SPORTING GOODS O. Graduation Gifts I O 7 w. rmsr s'r. FU 5042 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 beef? 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." Compliments Mr. and Mrs. I. H.. Margolis 86 STEELE SPOTLIGHT IOE SPATZ BAKERY High-Grade Baked Goods 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. rhyme. 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." SPRING 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- thing. Mary Ann Turner-No, I didn't. John P.-Well, I'll swear I heard your footfall. 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 STYLE . . . QUALITY Above Everything Else. Your SATISFACTION 44 West Third Sireei BAYNHAM'S FINE PHOTOGRAPHS Prices That Will Please You SMITH'S STUDIOS 2 West Third Street And see what thoughts my pen may glean. in America. STEELE SPOTLIGHT 87 BONERS S. O. S. is a musical term meaning 'tsame only softer." Lord Macaubray suffered from gout and wrote all his poems in iambic feet. Poetry is when every line begins with a capital letter. Paraffin is the next order of angels above seraphims. 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 Pope lives. 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 without ending. Queen Victoria was the longest queen on the throne. 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- taker. DELSCAMP 118 North Main Street DAYTON, OHIO Paint, Glass Quality, Service WE DELIVER Gib. Fitzpatrick-Do you know what's worse than raining cats and dogs 7 Bob Eichelberger-No, what? Gib-Hailing street cars! The duck had a bill, the frog had a green- back, but the poor skunk had only a scent. LIMERICK 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." Compliments of MARKBARRAR 88 STEELE SPOTLIGHT KARL GEORGE A. R.P. S. STUDIO OF PHOTOGRAPHY Honors received from all over the world lor our exceptional photography, are evidence ol the excellence ol our photographs. SPECIAL PRICES TO GRADUATING STUDENTS 132 East Second Street Dial ADams 7398 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 broke up. Sue Southmayd forgot the "bows in her hair." Jean O'Connor knew what Physics is all about. 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 this dance? Faye Wardlow-Sure-sit down. 0'C0nnor's Wit 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. POETIC ATTEMPT From "To a Blockhead" "You beat your pate and fancy it will com Knock as you please, there's nobody at home -Pope. 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. DIAMONDS WATCHES REPAIRING BEIGEL IEWELERS, INC. A. BEIGEL 18 S. MAIN ST. rx X, STEELE SPOTLIGHT LIMERICK 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 i 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 l 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. i 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 Compliments Mr. and Mrs. David H. Margolis STEELE OUR SCHOOL 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, THE WEST 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. Compliments of A Friend SPOTLIGHT Patronize Our Advertisers 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, ' 36 AUTCGRAPHS AUTOGRAPHS AUTOGRAPHS U ffl-Wg' It ' AUTOGRAPHS W? '36 -ig NW!! - - - www x OULAQAAADQ W My X g2QM,L74f-MMWWV w 'N 4,


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