Sterling High School - Alpha Yearbook (Sterling, OH)

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Hostetler 2 L I CONTENTS Dedication High School and Board of Education Contents Faculty Editorial Staff Editorials Class of 1918 Program Salutatory Poem History Prophecy Valedictory Sophomore Class Freshman Class Class of 1922 Literary and Debate Contests Contestants County and Local School Fairs Baseball Team Athletics Primer Jokes Alumni Advertisements The End 3 I 1. FACULTY S. M. MILLER, Superintendent F C. B. FERGUSON Local Superintendent E. O. HART C. J. KING Principal M11SiC 4 THE EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-in-Chief, Wanda Moine Art Editor, Dorothy Knox Joke Editor, John Johnson Organizer, Mida Steele Athletic Editor, Paul Johnson Literary Editor, Ethel Carnahan Business Manager, Percy Moine A Assistant Manager, Harvey Amstutz Assistant Manager, Carl Steiner Custodian, Paul Davidson 5 EDITORIAL S school days are our happiest days, we wished to review the AR '12 year's works and pleasures, that those in school may enjoy the ' year againg also bring to the attention of the alumni and all others interested, some things that would be both interesting and instructive. These are the two reasons for compiling this, the first Sterling High School Annual. Being our first attempt at journalism our mistakes have been many, but we must ask you to overlook these, remembering that we have done our best. The Board desires to thank everyone who in any way contributed to the success of this bookg whether as patron or advertiser. Patronize our advertisers! They are the living soul of our Annual. If we would have them insert advertisements within the pages of our book we should observe to whom we are indebted and call on them. We also owe a debt of gratitude to the teachers who have assisted us so much. With these remarks, we present to you the Annual of Nineteen Eighteen. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF. 6 C. Paul Johnson Dorothy Knox . Wanda Moine . COLORS Red and White CLASS OF 1918 CLASS ROLL Ethel M. Carnahan Wanda M. Moine Mida L. Steele Dorothy B. Knox Pearl E. Scheetz Minnie M. Rosse C. Paul Johnson Herbert N. McCoy Oscar L. Smith J. Percy Moine OFFICERS FLOWER: Blue Violet - 7 . . . . President . . . . Secretary . . . . Treasurer MOTTO All for America CLASS OF 1918 ETHEL M. CARNAHAN No true and permanent fame can be founded, except in the labors which promote the happiness of mankind. HERBERT N. MCCOY Ye gods! How much This man doth know. WANDA M. MOINE It's the songs ye sing and the smiles ye wear, That's a-makin' the sunshine everywhere. ' C. PAUL JOHNSON Pshaw! why worry of the Future? The Present is all thou hast, For the Future will soon be the Present And the Present will soon be Past." KK MIDA L. STEELE She spares no pains in trying to do her best. S Life is n courtesy. Be great i ot so short but there is always DOROTHY B. KNOX A sympathetic maiden, Who loves and is loved by all. J. PERCY MOINE time for MINNIE M. ROSSE Never, never worry. It keeps you in a flurry side Always find the bright And laugh a lot besides. OSCAR L. SMITH n deeds, as you have been in thoughts. PEARL E. SCHEETZ Courteous, though coy. And gentle, though retired. 9 Salutatory . . . Class Poem .... Class History . Class Prophecy Valedictory . . . Address .... PROGRAM Class March Invocation Orchestra .. Ethel M. Carnahan ....PearlE.Scheetz Orchestra . . . . Dorothy Knox ...WandaMoine Orchestra ..MidaSteele Orchestra Ex-Governor F. B. Willis Orchestra Presentation of Diplomas Benediction EX-GOVERNOR F. B. WILLIS 10 SALUTATORY Happy ?-yes, we are happy tonightg how could we as graduates be otherwise? And when we look into the kind faces of this audience of friends, relatives, and instructors, who have come to greet us on this graduation night, we can but think of them as helpers who have aided us in reaching this milestone in life's way. In past years of constant study and daily companionship with one another we hope and believe our lives have been such that our future will be honorable, as well as induential to others. We realize that the future of this nation depends to a great extent upon the character of each individual in the present generation. We know, too, that if we are to attain this great end, and if we are to sustain this responsibility in the coming years, it has been through the many kindnesses of these loving parents, teachers, and friends before us tonight. May we all take advantage of the many opportunities that are opened to us in order that we may progress, for tonight is our commencement and our success depends upon whether we are started in the right direction. There is always a right and a wrong side to every question in our lives and it is an unwise person who consciously chooses the wrong side. It has often been said that when we are in doubt about doing a thing, do not do it. So we see the necessity of having these noble associates in order that our lives may be influenced by them. We are now graduated from the high school 5 some of us to a higher institution of learning and some to the school of experience in active life. In either case, from the opportunities opened to every American boy or girl who is awake to these possibilities, may we adopt these resolutions: To heed the advice of our conscience, that it may ever be our guide. To guard our good reputation as the most sacred of attainments. To cause our word to be respected by others. To ever honor our stars and stripes as an emblem of liberty, frater- nity, and equality. To lead sweet lives of purest chastity. And while we most cordially invite your attention to the program for this evening, this Class of Nineteen-hundred-eighteen again extends their most sincere welcome to all who have gathered here to witness these exercises. "Immortal muse, whose bounty doth impart The gift of song divine, the poets' art, Before thy shrine, oft sung in ancient lore, We bow. With reverenceg humbly we implore That thou, with magic touch, attune thy lyre ' Within our frail young breasts, our power inspire, That we in fitting words may celebrate The deeds of mighty heroes famed and great. To thee, kind hearers, bring we greetings now, Good cheer be thineg may pleasure gird thy brow. Expect not here deep hidden truths to find, Nor teachings dire, of hard and stoic kind. But in the storms of life may hither spring Fond memories that our dreams delight to bring, Of joys and youthful struggles that were thine In Sterling High School days of Auld Lang Syne." ETHEL CARNAHAN. 11 CLASS POEM OF 1918 Our school days are about to end 3 I And soon over other tasks we'1l bend, But now prepared to cross this untried sea, We trust the future to tell what we'll be. When first through this great course we pledged to go, We thought o'er paths of ease we'd flow, But found we'd have to struggle. Yes, alas! Work hard to feel sure that we would pass. But listen, friends, no apology here do we make, Although we stumbled we made no great mistake, And, if you think our career to be a mystery, Ask someone iwho knowsj how we sailed in General History Sometimes discouragement o'er our path hath strayed, But only by perseverance could the price be paid. 'Tis pleasure to us now, for we see no effort vain, Used in earnestly striving a little knowledge to gain. Our motto, "All for America," are we not right? Our colors, the beauteous red and the bounteous white. With red and white our colors, we love the violet blue, We have our country's colors, and to it we'l1 be true. So a tribute to our teachers, now we wish to pay, For they patiently guided us day after day, Their kind thoughts and good deeds burned into the soul We ne'er shall forget, though, through long years may roll. An exception in this class is the difference in taste, Which must not be o'erlooked in my pretended haste, For like a great drama each has his part to play, So their characteristics l'll attempt to portray. First, here's fluent Dorothy, our great elocutionist, Once you truly know, she's the jolliest in our list. Classics is her standby, and what she gets lost in. We think she'll be a Carey or perhaps a Jane Austen. Mida Steele you'll always find trying to do her best, Her aim is, have grades range far above the rest. To teach is her ambition, and very good she'll be, But her champion thoughts go far across the sea. 12 Broad-shouldered, manly, a good soldier he'd make: Why, it's Oscar, who the Kaiser's neck will break. He the hero of our class expects to be, Of whom we'1l sing our nineteen eighteen jubilee. Herbert is another, whom we proudly claim as in our ranksg He never will forget the first who used the great phalynx. He is very quiet, but very active too, Things of which we know naught, to him are nothing new. Ne'er another as Minnie, will you e'er find so jollyg Though sometimes you'll think she's committing a folly, No, in fun she is funny, in business she is busy, She speeds up in Latin until we're all dizzy. Ethel, largest in size, is also great in mindg If searching her we're sure vast eiiiciency to find. Teaching is her calling, yes, maybe a missionary, When you wish to find her she'll be far across the prairie. You feel quite assured when Miss Wanda you meet, You'll ne'er find another you'd like more to greet. She spreads her bright sunshine wherever she goes- That you're sure to forget your troubles and woes. Oh, yesg here's Paul, our great mathematician, Who knows but what some day he'll be a magician. Of all things most charming for the lad now is ball, In the future though we look for him in the Senate Hall. There's Julius, called Percival, so manly and so brave: Although chivalry was born across the wave, We still have this lad and use him as an example, To show that such good things no one should ever trample. Pearls are precious jewels, yes, 'tis true, But I have nothing more to say to youg My time to stop is drawing nigh, So I will say to all, goodbye. And so to our classmates we now bid adieu, Whate'er their calling, may each prove true, New thoughts and lights may dazzle to decoy: But we'll think of our school days with the same thrill of joy. PEARL E. SCHEETZ 13 CLASS HISTORY In the year 1918, one of the largest as well as most brilliant classes passed through the portals of the Sterling High School. Above them floated the red and white banner, while from the distance could be heard the sighs of the Sophomores and the sobs of the emerald-hued Freshmen. This noble class was composed of Seniors and Juniors, there being five members in each. A short sketch of each one's life will be necessary to acquaint you with the true character of this class. The Seniors are as ollows: Paul Johnson, president of the Class of 1918, entered the Sterling Public School in 1906. Being of a pugilistic temperament, his first school day was spent in "licking" the other boys. Later, while in the grammar grades, Paul was brought to task by the teacher, who, armed with two yard sticks, demanded to know why he had attempted to play foot-tag in school time with the girl across the aisle. During his Freshman year, he was honored by being admitted into the Baseball Team. In his Junior, as well as Senior year, he served as pitcher for that team. When a Senior, he was elected athletic editor of the "Alpha" and held that position with great efficiency. Our valedictorian, Mida Steele, received a part of her education at District School, No. 10. Having become too advanced a pupil for that school, she entered the Sterling High School in 1914. That year, the Freshman Class, as well as other classes received a great shock when Professor Neff "called down" Mida in German class. She represented Sterling High School in spelling contests every year of her high school career, winning second prize in the county contest when a Sophomore and obtaining the honor of being one of the representatives of Wayne County in the contest with Medina County in her Senior year. Also, she has the honor of having been the orator in contests with Marshallville in 1917 and with Burbank in 1918. When a Senior, she won a trip to Columbus by her talent in domestic science. The salutatorian of the class, Ethel Carnahan, also received a portion of her education at District School, No. 10, and left that school to join the Freshman class of the Sterling High School in 1914. Unlike many Fresh- men, Ethel easily adapted herself to her new surroundings, and ere long was elected pianist. Her Sophomore year passed in comparative quiet- ness, and when a Junior, she won first prize in the county written spelling contest, and was admitted to the Debating Team which took part in the previously mentioned contests. When a Senior, and a very dignified one at that, she taught a country school for a few days. Among the members of the class is to be found one of great ability to read the future. This is Wanda Moine, the class prophetess. She first opened her eyes upon the world on a bleak and windy. March day and has ever since viewed her surroundings with great, open eyes. Very early in life Wanda demonstrated her ability in argument. When words failed to 14 produce the desired efect, she then resorted to tears, which always won the day. When she was a Senior she debated for the first time in the contest with Burbank and was later called to the preliminary debate at Wooster. "Words are great, but silence greater," is the firm belief of Herbert McCoy. He entered the Sterling High School in 1906 and passed through the grades with such quietness that little else can be said of him other than he was a very studious pupil. His leisure hours were nearly always spent in reverie or study. In the latter part of his Senior year, Herbert de- veloped a great fondness for chocolate bonbons which was shared by the High School girls. The history of the members of the Junior Class is as follows: On his first day of school, Percy Moine chose a front seat, which, alas, he has never been known to do since. Because of his shy and winning ways, the little girls soon developed a great interest in Julius Percival, which he then received with haughty disdain. At the time of his entrance into High School, this magnetic power had not diminished, and, ere long, he was the pet of both the High School and the faculty. He was manager of the Baseball Team in his Sophomore year, while in his Junior year he was elected business manager of the "Alpha." Pearl Scheetz obtained the first two years of her school life in a little brick school house somewhere in Holmes County. She entered the Sterling school in 1909. Throughout her school life she was always demure and shy, and when asked a question one day in class, replied that she knew but couldn't tell. She was the star map drawer of the eighth grade when she was in that class and when a Junior won a prize in drawing at the School Fair. She has also the distinction of being the class poetess. Minnie Rosse, a shark in mathematics, entered the Sterling school in 1907. Being of a jovial disposition, nothing delighted her more than getting a joke on someone. She represented Sterling High School in the spelling contest at Wooster when she was a Sophomore and a Junior. In her Junior year she became very proficient in Latin. Oscar Smith did not honor the Sterling High School with his presence until he became a Junior. He received the greater part of his education previous to his coming to Sterling, at Barberton, Ohio. Being an athlete of prominence, he won great renown for Sterling by his ability at third base. The historian of the class spent her entire life in the important city of Sterling. She entered the Sterling school in the year 1907 and became a Freshman in 1915. She had the honor of representing Sterling High in the declamatory contest with Burbank and Marshallville when she was a Junior and a Sophomore, also competing in the contest of Wayne County against Medina County when she was a Junior. Happy as has been the history of the class, it is the sincere wish of the historian that the future may bestow a suitable blessing upon each member of the class. DOROTHY KNOX. 15 CLASS PROPHECY One evening several weeks ago, as I sat by the fireside thinking of Commencement time and the years to come, the thought came to my mind, "What and where will the members of the Class of 1918 of the Sterling High School be, twenty or thirty years from now?" I could not banish the thought from my mind-it was with me even in my dreams that night, for I dreamed that it was in the year 1938 and I was visiting friends and relatives in different parts of the world. I first visited my friend who was a missionary in Africa, and there I learned that Mida Steele, my old friend and classmate, had used all her oratorical ability explaining to the highly appreciative audiences of African women and men, "Woman Suffrage," and had early given her life as a martyr, trying to educate the little coons in the heart of darkest Africa. I then sailed from Bona, on the north coast of Africa, to Marseilles, France, and went by rail to Paris, where I spent several days with my cousin. One evening we attended a musical concert. It was announced that the greatest pianist of the day, Madam Carnahan, would entertain the audience with several selections of her own composition. There was great applause and then you can imagine my surprise, for when that young lady appeared before me I recognized her as Ethel, but not at once did I recognize her, for my last recollection of Ethel was a person who was quite slender, but now she was a lady of such enormous size that it was neces- sary to take extra precaution in procuring a large and well-built stool. Then I traveled across the Atlantic to the West Indies to visit my aunt in Cuba. Here I discovered that Percy Moine, who had left home almost immediately after Commencement, was a prosperous manager over several grocery stores. He sold his groceries at a gain of from ten to fifteen cents each on the cheaper articles and from twenty-five to fifty cents on the higher priced articles. I next sailed for the United States and the first thing that I heard was a newsboy's shrill cry, "Extra, Extra, all about the Republican Vic- tory, Herbert McCoy elected President of the United States!" From Florida I wished to go to New York City. Upon inquiry I learned that the Southwestern Railroad was direct from Florida to New York. My train being late, I arrived in New York just five minutes too late to catch a car to one of the suburbs where my uncle lived. And while waiting for the next car I noticed the following sign, "Pet Toads for Sale. Inquire of Dorothy Knox, 183 W. 43d St." I learned later that Dorothy was one of the greatest readers of New York City and had engagements for every evening that summer, but she took time each day to devote to the raising of her favorite pets. 16 In one of the New York daily papers I noticed a headline in large letters, "Famous Pitcher Signed Contract with New York Giants for 325000 for the Season of 1939." Upon reading further I discovered that this famous pitcher was no other than my old classmate, Paul Johnson, generally called Boots. At New York I boarded the fast B. 8: O. train, No. 6, which soon took me to Chicago, Illinois. While visiting my cousin in that city we called upon a relative in one of the large hospitals. My attention was attracted to the capable head nurse who performed her work with remarkable skill. Just as we were about to leave the hospital we met this nurse and my cousin introduced her to me as Pearl Scheetz. Pearl and I had a little talk and she told me that she amused and comforted her patients by composing and reciting poetry to them, the poetry being of such a nature as to cause them to be led away into realms where pain is unknown. From Chicago I traveled by rail to Salt Lake City, Utah. Here I became very much interested in the detailed accounts that I read in the newspapers and of conversations that I heard of the new mode of carrying mail and of the avatrix who performed such daring feats in the air and delivered the mail with such great speed. This wonderful avatrix was Minnie Rosse. The friend whom I wanted to visit next lived in St. Louis, Missouri, and as Minnie was having a vacation, she said she would take me to St. Louis in her airship. Since I always had a desire to ride in the air, I was glad to go with her. We left Salt Lake City at 6 a. m. and arrived at St. Louis at 6 p. m. of the same day. That evening Minnie and I went with my friend to the theater to hear the latest comedian, who, she said, was so very interesting. Well, we listened to one joke after another until I finally decided that Oscar, for this great comedian was Oscar, had not for- gotten how to tell funny stories. My friend took me to Chicago in her Ford and there I took the Lake Shore to Cleveland, where I spent a couple of days with my cousin. The last day of my visit I purchased a cat and parrot and then came back to Sterling to settle down to a quiet, peaceful life with my pets. WANDA MOINE. 17 F.. VALEDICTORY Another class has now finished their work in dear old Sterling High, and are ready to launch upon Life's great ocean. We are greatly indebted and deeply thankful to the parents, teachers and friends, who have helped and encouraged us during our school life. Parents, we, the members of this class, sincerely thank you for having trained us to become what we are. We realize many great sacrifices have been necessary to permit us to advance thus far. But we hope to repay you by living such lives as will ever make you thankful that these sacrifices were made. For you have taught us how to care for our physical selves, so, if need be, we can make a living by hard, drudging toil. You have also taught us by many exemplary actions, that a high moral standard is necessary to real success. We cannot be true men and women unless we possess good morals. And now, in these times of stress, you are giving us a splendid lesson in patriotism by firmly standing by our government. Mothers, you have been strictly Hooverizing and practicing economy in every possible way, and so have not only taught us to be patriotic, but have given us a fine lesson in economy, which will always be of great value. Fathers, you have staunchly backed our government's calls for money by purchasing Liberty Bonds, War Saving and Thrift Stamps, and perhaps bought some stamps for your children, thereby encouraging them to save. You have also helped in various ways to produce food, some by War Gar- dens, and others by using all available space so that every acre might produce its maximum. May we take a lesson from them and do our best in everything we attempt. But this is not allg you have developed our spiritual nature by aiding and teaching us the way to our Heavenly Father that we may always have a firm solace in all our great troubles. May we ever remember your in- structions, heed them through life and we will certainly always do right. We desire to thank the members of our Board of Education for main- taining the school so well, for furnishing the very desirable Course of Study, and we trust you will treat all future classes in the same generous way. Teachers, whose patience we have so often tried, we realize that we owe a great debt of gratitude to you. You, who with ever ready expla- nations and cheerful encouragement, have helped us through many difficult tasks and problems, have given us invaluable lessons in patience, which we will do our best to heed. You, too, have tried to show us our patriotic duty in these war times, and you have practiced what you preached, for you have done your duty to the utmost, plus, it seems, a little moreg and 18 we are proud to claim you as having been our teachers. We will try to live so that you will be proud to mention the Class of 1918 as once having been a class of yours. Now, as we are through with High School life, we must bid farewell to you as our teachers, but we know your splendid influences for good will remain with us through life. So, in behalf of the class, I bid you farewell and hope that your memories of us will be as pleasant as ours shall always be of you. Classmates, we have spent our years of High School study together, and are now ready to launch our little crafts and start on our life's voyage. May we all make high marks, of which we and our fellow men will always be proud. You have heard our Past related and our Future prophesied, whether it comes true or not, time will prove. We may, in the course of a few years be widely separated, but we will all recall with a thrill of pleasure, the happy, helpful years spent together in Sterling. The firm friendships here begun will have their good influences upon our future. We have all contributed in some way to make this class one of the best that ever passed out from Sterling Highg surely such a live spirit will help in our future troubles and battles, and give us a courageous victory. But now we must part, sever our old relations and begin our life's real work, so I bid you all a kind farewell, for we may never all meet again on earth, but we hope to meet in a heavenly home, for we all intend to heed the injunction of the poet who says: "So live, that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan which moves To that mysterious realm where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of Death, Thou 'go not like the quarry slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lays down to pleasant dreams." MIDA STEELE. 19 SOPHOMORE C er Paul Davidson Mill Earl 03' Harvey Amstutz Calvin McC 'G cv M C6 a Lan 2 on S CI O ua C2 .-C Q 'W N -CI uospgzxeq K.IuaH U!91S I-WO of .xa ml suqof IIO QIUD 93 m D' sploq AooH .I9 Bupa IPS zqaa W X19 my .xaq alaaqg auuozxeq dll CLASS OF 1922 Sarah Graber Naomi McCoy Mary Miller Lavonne Hostetler Glessner ie rn m Q3 CQ C cd Kaufm ard How hitmore W Louise 1 fk F A' -'Q wht '--':If 54 Y O ' X In fl5w3 if --f-+ 7171 3 ff. X -,, K W Q 23? ' 45 6-E-, I- Pt :is I 15' 2. x Ei --5..:.'...""'ZEiB3? Delbd E C5 LITERARY CONTESTS During January, 1918, Sterling High decided to have a literary, and among other numbers on the program was a debate which was to be the preliminary for choosing the team for Sterling High School that they might compete with Burbank High School, which was made our opponent by County Superintendent G. U. Baumgardner. The judges decided on the following debaters: Paul Davidson, Wanda Moine, Ethel Carnahan, and Zelda Lance as alternate. Mida Steele was chosen as orator and Dorothy Knox as reader by unanimous vote without any preliminary contest. So on the evening of February 15th, 1918, the High School building at Sterling was crowded with an audience eager to hear the result of the contest. First there were two splendid orations, two interesting declamations, then the debate followed. The question was: Resolved, That the Com- mission Plan of City Government is Preferable to the Mayor-Council Plan. After a selection by the Sterling Orchestra, the decision of the judges was announced: I Burbank Sterling Reading 0 3 Oration 0 3 Debate 0 3 Total 0 9 The High School was further honored by having Miss Dorothy Knox chosen as representative for Wayne County against one of Medina Coun- ty's best readers. We feel that we have upheld, if not excelled, the literary reputation of Sterling High School, and in closing bequeath our abilities to succeeding classmen. 24 M PP D' na bil O so -s 5 xr D" FD 'CS aoueq appz Aqqoloq N :s o be SLNVLSHLNOD LHVHHLIT COUNTY AND LOCAL SCHOOL FAIR Much interest is always manifested by the pupils and teachers in the County School Exhibit, which is beneficial in many ways to the pupils. Sterling schools have exhibited with Milton township for two succes- sive years and each time were awarded second prize on school and agri- cultural display. In addition, many individual prizes were won. Mida Steele, a Senior, won first in sewing in Wayne County and was awarded a free trip and expenses for one week to O. S. U. at Columbus. Her sister, Lavonne, a Freshman, won second in Wayne County. Chief among the exhibits were: agricultural products, insect collec- tions, manual training, mathematical and physical maps, baking, sewing, etc. The Local School Fair was characterized by two features: first, by the complete display made by each of the four high school classesg second, by the overflowing crowd that visited the fair. - The Freshmen occupied the west section of the study room, the Soph- omores the south, Juniors the north wall and side, while the Seniors oc- cupied the eastern end of the room. Each class had done credit to itself and deserved much praise, which was freely expressed by admiring visitors. Not in the history of the school had so large a crowd gathered at the school house. The judges were: Mesdames Mellinger and Clark, Supt. Clouse of Rittman, Supt. Clark of Creston. The following is a list of prizes: . Grade Prize Jacob Graber lst on Yellow Corn Sixth 25c. Howard Kaufman 2d on Yellow Corn Eighth 15c. Lavonne Steele lst on White Corn Freshman 25c. Mida Steele 2d on White Corn Senior l5c, Mida Steele lst on Pop Corn Senior 20c. Jacob Graber 2d on Pop Corn Sixth 10c. Pearl Scheetz A lst on Potatoes Junior 25c. Sarah Graber 2d on Potatoes ' Eighth 15c. Ethel Carnahan lst on Pumpkin Senior 25c. Lavonne Steele 2d on Pumpkin Freshman 15c. Primary Room lst on School Display 81.00 6th and 7th Grades 2d on School Display 50c. 4th and 5th Grades lst on Grade Display 32.00 Juniors 2d on Grade Display 31.00 Bertha Johnson lst on heaviest head of Cabbage Sophomore 20c. Lavonne Steele 2d on heaviest head of Cabbage Freshman 10c. Roscoe Miller lst on Apples A Fifth 25c. Mary Graber 2d on Apples Freshman 15c. 26 L I Julia Stocker Doris Hoover Zelda Lance Minnie Rosse Blanch Gish Ethel Carnahan Julia Stocker Zelda Lance Dorothy Knox Wanda Moine Bertha Johnson Sarah Graber Wanda Moine Gertrude Weaver Murray Kissinger Harold Miller Lavonne Steele Lavonne Hostetler Murray Kissinger Honor Hart Mida Steele Pearl Scheetz Zelda Lance Murray Kissinger Mida Steele Howard Kaufman Gertrude Weaver Elma Zigler Mida Steele Lavonne Steele Anna Wald Marion Palmer Edith Miller Mida Steele Oscar Smith Earl Miller lst on Cookies 2d on Cookies lst on Bread 2d on Bread lst on best can of Fruit 2d on best can of Fruit 1st on Jelly 2d on Jelly lst on Fancy Work 2d on Fancy Work lst on Needle Work 2d on Needle Work ' lst on Cake 2d on Cake 1st on Pets 2d on Pets 1st on Pears 2d on Pears lst on Onions 2d on Onions lst on Drawing 2d on Drawing lst on Marrowfat Beans 2d on Marrowfat Beans lst on Kodak Pictures 2d on Kodak Pictures 1st best set of Manuscripts 2d best of Manuscripts lst on School Dress 2d on School Dress 1st on Handmade Apron 2d on Handmade Apron 1st on Menu for 21 Meals 2d on Menu for 21 Meals 1st on Manual Training 2d on Manual Training Fourth Freshman Sophomore Junior Third Senior Fourth Sophomore Junior Senior Sophomore Eighth Senior Seventh First Fifth Freshman Eighth First Fourth Senior Junior Sophomore First Senior Eighth Seventh Seventh Senior Freshman First Third Sixth Senior Junior Sophomore 20c. 10c. 25c. 15c. 20c. 10c. 20c. 10c. 25c. 15c. 25c. 15c. 25c. 15c. 25c. 15c. 20c. 10c. 20c. 10c. 20c. 10c. 15c. 10c. 25c. 15c. 25c. 15c. 25c. 15c. 25c. 15c. 20c. 10c. 20c. 10c. It will be readily seen that the success of the Fair was not due to the prize money offered, but because of the pupils' pride and interest in school work. We hope that succeeding classes will make the School Fair an annual event and bring not only much pleasure but much benefit to themselves. 27 BASEBALL T Steiner Carl John Johnson Herbert McCoy Paul Johnson Harvey Amstutz Percy Moine Henry Davidson Oscar Smith Lance Carl ATHLETICS The national game has always found among its most ardent admirers the puplis of Sterling High School. Baseball not only develops good mus- cular coordination, rapid and accurate thinking, but at the same time affords sane and wholesome recreation. We believe that we are on a par with any other High School in this locality, considering the practice ground, and the number from which we may select a team. During the fall of 1917 three games were played, one with Creston, and two with Smithville,g two of these games we lost because the ability of some players was not known and consequently they were not properly placed. The result of these games was as follows: Smithville .... 7 Sterling .... 8 Battery .... Johnson and Smith Creston ...... 7 Sterling .... 1 Battery .... Johnson and Smith Smithville .... 8 Sterling .... 7 Battery .... Johnson and Smith The season of 1918 was inaugurated by electing Percy Moine Man- ager, and Paul Johnson Captain. The line up: J. Johnson ..... r. f. Smith ......... 3 b. Moine ........... c. McCoy . ........ 2 b. Steiner . ....... c. f. Lance ......... 1. f. Davidson . ...... 1 b. Amstutz ....... s. s. P. Johnson ...... p. The first game was played at Smithville. Our opponents were unable to see the ball and fifteen strike-outs was the record of Johnson. This coupled with a home run by Smith, soon put the game on ice. The next game was played at home with Smithville. Steiner, after pitching two innings, was relieved by Johnson, who also came across with good work with the willow in the form of a three-bagger. The results of these games were: . FIRST GAME Smithville .... 7 Sterling .... 12 Battery .... Johnson and Moine SECOND GAME Smithville .... 4 Sterling .... 5 Battery .... Johnson and Moine Several games are yet to be played with Creston and Rittman, and perhaps Leroy. We expect to win our share of the remaining games, for we believe we have found a line-up that is a winner. ATHLETIC EDITOR. 29 PRIMER A stands for Amstutz, a Sophomore ladg Whatever you do, you'll not find him sad. B stand for Bertha, full of laughter and mirthg There was ne'er another so happy on earth. C stands for Carl, a Freshman not greeng He's trying to find a girl that is queen. D stands for Doris, so pretty and fair, But you'1l generally find her fixing her hair. E stands for Ethel, who is always gladg She is ever ready to entertain a good lad. F stands for Ferguson, our good, great professor, Ever ready to help a tryingvnon-progressor. G stands for Gale, an elegant Freshie, Is ever trying to make a fine meshie. H stand for Hart, our Principal true, He is willing to help, but you must not be blue. I stands for Irene, Lavonne, we all call her, She feels like a baby, for the rest are all taller. J stands for Johnson, a cheery, good lad, Who was never known to be very badf ?l . K stands for Knox, who's always a winner, Though sometimes you call her a little sinner. L stands for little one, but yet she is greatg With Wanda you must not be slow if you want w M stands for Mida, a very good girlie, When she's anything to do she has it done early. N stands for Noiseness, which everyone Is always making just for fun. 0 stands for Oscar, so modest and shy, He is yet smallf?J but may grow bye and bye. P stand for Percy, he loves automobilesg He takes her so fast that 'er head reels. Q stands for Quarter, a fourth of a dollar, ith her a date Which the Sophomores squeeze until the eagle hollers. R stands for Rosse, an alround red joker, You must not surprise her, or she'll use the stove-poker. S stands for Scheetz, a poetess most true, Her appearance in all lines is most striking Q. 30 T stands for Temper, which we well control, For we've lost very few from our class roll. U stands for "Us," the Senior Class, Every member a loyal lad or lass. V stands for Violet, our pretty class flower, For we never did like to be solemn and sour. W stands for Work, which we all do like, But the teachers all tell us, we're ever on a strike X stands for X-ray, which we mean to be, But how we'll succeed, we'1l let you see. Y stands for Yes, for we always know, Nothing we should. fWe're all in a row.J Z stands for Zelda, an intelligent lassie, But she adds only one to the Sophomore classy. 31 I A JOKES Harvey-"I've a new jacket that is just like a banana peel." Pearl-"Why, how is that? Explain !" Harvey-"It's easy to slip on." He-"Of course you went up the Nile ?" She-"Oh, yes, there is a beautiful view from the top." The Seniors are smart because they ought to be. The Freshmen are smart because they want to be. The Juniors are foolish just to make a hit. And the Sophomores-well, they just can't help it. She-"We don't Want Herbert and Calvin any longer." He-"Why ?" She-"Oh, they're long enough." Class Characteristics :- P Freshmen-Grassy. Sophomores--Sassy. J uniors-Brassy. Seniors-Classy. Henry-"Hello, Smith, fishin'?" Smith-"Naw, just drownin' worms." Mr. Ferguson-"Paul, spell potato." Paul-"P-o-t-a-t-o-e." Customer--"That was the driest, Hattest sandwich that I ever tried to chew into." Oscar-"Why here's your sandwich. You ate your check." "Do you want the court to understand," he said, "that you refuse to renew your dog' license ?" "Yessah, but-" "We want no but 5 you must renew your license or be fined. You know it expired on January lst." "Yessah, so did de dog, sah." Dorothy Knox on a summer morn, Heard the honk of an auto horng She saw Jay Miller go flying past. "Gee!" said Dorothy, "ain't he goin' fast." Then she thought of all the sighs and tears That Jay had caused her these last few years, ,So she set her teeth and never flinched And took his number and had him pinched. Mr. Ferguson--"I was reading where Mr. Edison says that four hours' sleep is enough for any man." Mr. Hart-"That seems to be our baby's idea too." 32 Mida-"I'm worried about my complexion, Doctor. Look at my face." Doctor--"You'll have to diet." Mida-"I never thought of that. What color would suit me best do you think ?" Paul-"Wonder why Herbert planted his onions and potatoes so close together ?" Calvin-"Says he planted them that way so the onions would make the eyes of the potatoes water and keep the soil irrigated." Minnie-"Why weren't you at the station with the car to meet me as usual ?" Carl-"My dear, you ought to get into the habit of some meetless days." Mr. Hart-"Now, Henry, can you give me a sentence containing the word 'gruesome'?" Henry--"Yes, sirg father did not shave for a week and he grew some whiskers." For Sale-A bull dog, will eat anything, very fond of children. Wanted-A girl to cook, one who will make a good roast or boil, and who stews well. Wanted-A boy to open oysters, 15 years old. Bertha-"Percy is horrid. When we were out riding the other night a little bug flew right into my mouth, and I asked of what that was a sign. Zelda-"What did he say it meant ?" Bertha-"That I should keep my mouth shut." Why is Carl Steiner like the Atlantic Ocean? Answer-Because he has waves in his hair. Teacher-"Please give me three proofs that the world is round." Soph.-"Yes, sir. The book says so, you say so, and my mother says 19 SO. On May lst, and after, all chickens will be prohibited from running at large and also riding on bicycles on the sidewalk. Paul-"Have you read 'Freckles'?" Zelda-"No, thank goodnessg mine are light brown." Mr. Ferguson-"Which three words do you use most?" Senior-"I don't know." Mr. Ferguson-"Correct" Saint Peter-"Did you buy an Annual ?" Freshman-"N-o-o-o." St. Peter-"Show this man below." Gale-"Father, when has a man horse sense ?" Father-"When he says 'Nay,' my sonf' He-"My love is like this ringg it has no end." She-"My love is like this ringg it has no beginning." - 33 The Sophomores have decided on the following: Class Colors-Yellow and Whiteg Class Flower-Dandeliong Class Motto-Don't be Green. Earl-"Is Zelda in 'F' Mother-"No, sir." Earl-"But I just saw her at the window." Mother-"Yes, and she saw you." Ethel-"How did you come to fall on the steps ?" Herbert-"I did not come to fall on the stepsg I came to call." A college graduate who was reprimanded by his employer because of his inability to spell correctly, said, on returning to his associates, "The boss expects an educated man to spell like a blooming stenographerf' 34 woog SNINIVHLL flvfmvw ALUMNI CLASS or 1904 Earl Kissinger ........................... Walter Penrod, Chemist, International Harvester CLASS OF 1905 Edward Hart, Principal, Sterling High School .... .. Hazel Dennison CAshbrookJ ............... Honor Fouch, Paymaster, Goodrich Rubber Co: . g . CLASS OF 1906 Emma Eby CMartinJ ..................... . Blanche Loreaux ........................ Bert Barnhart, Liveryman .............. A ' CLASS OF 1907 Bernice Penrod, Teacher . ................. . Roy Boone, Office Manager, A. C. Weiner Co.. . Glen Fouch, Head Clerk, Lloyd Shoe Store Carl Johnson, Farmer .................. CLASS OF 1908 Alice Gofiinet fMorrisonJ .................. Anis Shank CUnderwoodJ ................. CLASS OF 1909 ... .-. .-. ....- .. ..- ...Q -.. 1.--Q Sterling, . . Akron, . . .Sterling, Rittman, . .Akron, . .Akron, . . . Akron, Sterling, . .Akron . .Akroni Akron Sterling: . . . . . . . .Creston, Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio . . . .Greensboro, N. C. Ruth McConnel fFouchJ . .................. ........ A kron, Julia Steiner fFouchJ .............. ......... A kron, Clara Lance fWirthJ . ..................... .... M arshallville, Flossie Lance CStetsonJ .................... ...... S terling, Clarence Castor, Foreman, Signal Maintainer .... ..... S terling, Willis Boone, Sterling Elevator Co. ........... ..... S terling, CLASS or 1910 Faye Mellinger fCastorJ ............................. Sterling, Ferne Krabill fBooneJ ............................... Sterling, Celia Steiner, D. C. Steiner 8z Maibach Dry Goods Store .... Sterling, Faye Coolman Uohnsonj ............................. Sterling, Russel Hart, Farmer ................................. Sterling, Walter Shorle, Farmer ............................... Rittman, Elsworth Van Nostran, Tire Builder, Goodrich Rubber Co . .Akron, ' CLASS OF 1911 Willard Plough, Principal, Navarre High School ..... Navarre, CLASS OF 1912 Mae Smith, Stenographer, Goodrich Rubber Co ..... ..... A kron, Carl Mellinger, Manager, Acme Grocery ......... . ..Akron, Warren Weaver, Barber ..................... ...... A kron, Don Wright, Farmer ................. ..... W ooster, 36 Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio Ohio CLASS or 1913 Helen Gilletly, Bookkeeper, Goodrich Rubber Co. .... .... A kron, Ohio Claire Moine, Bookkeeper, Goodrich Rubber Co ..... .... A kron, Ohio CLASS OF 1914 Ethel Johnson iJesterJ ............................... Sterling, Ohio Howard Earle, Mgr. Sterling Motor Car Co., now at Camp Green, N. C. John McCoy, Ohio State University ................... Columbus, Ohio James McCoy, Ohio State University .................. Columbus, Ohio 1 CLASS OF 1915 Mabel Krabill, Krabill's Grocery .............. .... S terling, Ohio CLASS OF 1916 Emmet Boone, Teacher, No. 2, Milton Township ......... Sterling, Ohio Neal McCoy, Ohio State University ................... Columbus, Ohio Floyd Moine, Bookkeeper, W. R. Shook Lumber Co., Rittman, Now at Camp Sherman CLASS OF 1917 Estella Amstutz, Stenographer, Goodyear Rubber Co ....... Akron, Ohio Florence Miller, at home .............................. Sterling, Ohio Katie Graber, Actual Business College .................... Akron, Ohio Jay Miller, College of Wooster ......... .... W ooster, Ohio 37 4.1 STERLING, OHIO D. C. 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