Stivers High School - Annual Yearbook (Dayton, OH)

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 f % ■' % I • • (The Stitiers j rautal Julilisln'i liy (Ehe of jStfers cJjool jDautou, QDhtu 1917 ITuluntc (EhreeForeword To those who chance to leaf this far. Greetings: Read slowly and live again among your classmates and school-day friends. Ah, here’s where we turn and go Down the paths of memory------- Back to the land we used to know The land of the used-to-be”—This Annual We Dedicate to The Alumn i the Former Boys and Girls of Stivers High STIVERS HIGH SCHOOLivers Symphony 0 believe in and live the true Spirit of Stivers. To reverence the high ideals of honor and duty which we have inherited from the faithful leaders of Stivers. To contribute gladly my best to the development of a “Greater Stivers.” To practice the High School Trinity— Faith, Love and Courage: Faith in myself; in my fellow-men; in my school; a faith that shall bring zeal— zeal that shall always aim to be victorious. Love for my Alma Mater, love of duty, love of people—a love which shall make the world better and brighter. Courage to be strong and cheerful in adversity and courage to tight life’s battles soldierly. To make myself a worthy follower of Stivers. —This is my Symphony.Ol R FKINCIPAI The Year of 1916-1917 PON the loom of 1910-1917 Stivers has woven a quiet pattern of orderly, continued, methodical work. The span of the year was shortened by the terror of an epidemic in September, so that of necessity we devoted ourselves to the primary purpose of a school. The working motto became the fine lines of Goethe: Like the star that shines afar, Without haste and without rest. Let each wheel with steady sway Round the task that rules the day. And do his best. Occasionally there has come a bright splash of color as when we won the city championship in football, and later the Southern Ohio Championship in basketball. And at regular intervals there appears in the pattern of our year the bright, happy design of a morning assembly. Upon one such morning the admirable boys’ Band from San Francisco shoutingly pleased us, and drove us dangerously near the temptation of breaking the commandment against coveting. What couldn’t we do with such a band! It would inspire us to such heights in scholarship and athletics and the production of annuals that we should presently be in Alexander’s predicament with no worlds left unconquered. All school organizations have been as active in work and play as the time permitted, but each will chronicle in its place. There have been three new groups formed: a literary society, “Mennorah,” a Classical Club, and a Girls’ Bible Study (’lass. The school’s enrollment has been seven hundred seventy-eight pupils, with a faculty ot fifty-one teachers and assistant teachers. Twice our shuttle has been threaded with black; in January, when Thomas Bicker of the Junior Class was fatally injured while coasting, and again in February, when Miss Alexander, the assistant in the girls’ gymnasium died of pneumonia. As the year closes our country is facing a grave situation. In April we hung the national flag at the entrance to our halls for salute. Let us make that salute thoughtfully; let us pledge ourselves to virtue, to courage and to intelligence, so that we may contribute to making this land increasingly a democracy: a country of free and happy people, a country in which there shall exist right, reason and calm justice, all sciences and arts, healthy work and merry play. lj cIndeed other diversions are not suitable to all times, nor to all ages, nor to all places; but studies that develop culture, nourish youth, delight old age, adorn prosperity, afford refuge and comfort in times of adversity, gi e pleasure at home, do not hinder in public, travel abroad with us and sojourn with us when we go into the country. —Cicero.riiiiiniiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiWILLIAM H. MECK Principal Ohio Wesleyan, A. II. MIRIAM HORRELL English The Western, A. B. S. M. HEITZ Chemistry Ohio Northern University, A. B. MARTHA K. SCHAUER Art Pratt Institute A. R. CECIL History and Civics Antioch, A. B. EFFIE M. McKINNEY Latin and English Western Reserve University, Ph. B. 12FRANK S. STANTON Manual Training Newburg Academy BERTHA GEIGE German University of Chicago W. C. REEDER History and Astronomy FRANCES O. ODLIN 1'hysics Western Reserve University, Ph. B. J. C. BOLDT Mathematics University of Indiana 13. FLORENCE NUTTALL Commercial Department Phonographic InstituteMARION E. SCHLESINGER History Antioch, A. B. EDWARD DEXTER Drafting Purdue, B. S. LOUISE DORNBUSCH Household Economics Ohio State University. B. S. CLYDE M. CLARK Shop HELEN BAUCHMILLER English and German Oberlin, A. B. EDWARD WEYRICH Geometry and Commercial Geography Wittenberg. A. B.RAYMOND P. RAYMOND Mathematics anti Drafting EUGENE ROBINSON Manual Training Armour Institute MABEL TINNERMAN Assistant. Commercial Department RUTH POWELL Secretary to the Principal WALTER LUMBY Shop Armour Institute 15 CHARLES CROOKS Assistant CoachFRANK G. DeLONG Shop CLARA E. PAGENSTECHER German University of Michigan, A. B. A. L. TEBBS Music Cincinnati College of Music Stern Conservatory of Berlin MARIE F. ROTTERMANN Latin and German Trinity College, A. B. CARL TRAUTMAN Latin and History Ohio State. A. B. HAZEL HEATER History Miami, A. B.HELEN KELLER Household Economics Miami University of Chicago CLARE G. SHARKEY Mathematics Ohio State ELEANORA BUCHER Physical Training Normal College of Gymnastics WILLIARD MARQUARDT Physical Training and Coach Y. M. C. A. College, Chicago ALICE E. DIETER English and History Denison University, Ph. B. G. O. WEIMER Physics. Chemistry, Mathematics Ohio State, M. E., E. E„ M. A. 17H. W. MUMMA Agriculture Wittenberg GRACE JUDAY French and Spanish Columbia University EDWARD BREWSTER General History Ohio Wesleyan University, M. A. CHLOE NISWONGER Geometry Otterbein, A. B. CORY LEFEVRE English Princeton, A. B. HELEN COOK Assistant, Commercial DepartmentWINIFRED M. RYDER—in absentia English Oberlin. l’h. B. University of Pennsylvania WALTER MILLER Assistant. Physics Department VERA RAMSEY Assistant. Art Department GEORGE LYFORD Assistant. Chemistry Department BESS CHAMBERLIN Librarian i ti LUCILE DANA Assistant, Physical TrainingWherever snow falls, or water floWs, or birds fl . Wherever da$ and nigbt meet in twilight, wherever tKe blue heaven is hung b clouds, or soWn with stars, wherever are forms with transparent boundaries, wherever are outlets into Celestial space, wherever is danger, and awe, and love, there is beauty, plenteous as rain, shed for thee, and though thou shouldest Walk the i World o er, thou shalt not be able to find a condition inopportune or ignoble. -Emerson21 MOTTO- Moniti meliora sequamur YELL Raza mu rooh! Raza rna rack! What’s the matter with the Orange and t!ie Black! Stivers! Stivers! Sis-boom-bah! Seventeen! Seventeen! Rail! Rail! Rail! President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer CLASS OFFICERS .................. Gordon Howard Kenneth Butler Ruth Altick Harold Deardorff TO THE SENIORS Hail! Thou guides and guards of our footsteps. Thou makers and keepers of heights to be climbed: Arise, and go forth to your love-inspired labors. With a prayer on your lips, and ambition combined. As you have so faithfully led us and helped us. Through the short, happy years we’ve been working with you, Accept as a token of lasting affection, The noble inscription—“A staunch friend, and true.” —M. B., ’18.(iORDON HOWARD Lyceum 14. Jeffersonian 13, 16, IT. Stylus Stall ’13. Football Squad 17. Orchestra 17. Chairman Classical Club ’17. President of Jeffersonian ’17. President of Class ’17. Of a taciturn nature, a willing spirit, strong ambition, shrinks not from duty, ever ready when it calls. KENNETH HITLER Olympian ’15, ’16, ’17. President ’16. Sophomore Picnic Committee ’15. Class Treasurer ’16. Cheer Leader ’16, ’17. Football ’17. ice-President ’17. Hail to the chief who in triumph advances. RlTTH ALTICK Alpha 15. 16, ’17. Circle ’16, 17. Treasurer ’46. President ’17. Secre-tary of Class 17. Chairman Senior-Sophomore Reception. Hoard of Directors of the Annual 16. The more ice do. the more we can do; The busier we are. the more leisure we have. HAROLD DEARDOREF Lyceum T4. Jeffersonian 15, ’16, 17. President 17. Editor 17. Technical ’15, 16, 17. Vice-President 15. President 16, ’17. Class President 16. Track 16. Glee Club 16. Jefferson-ian-Gavel Debate ’16. Class Treasurer ’17. Executive Committee ’17. Editor of Annual ’17. But he while his companions slept. If as toiling upward in the night. SIDNEY BROWN Olympian 17. Basketball 17. Imitation Committee. Board of Directors for Annual. Improvement Association. Athletic Association. His friends—they are many; His foes—are there any? HAZEL GELS Delphian ’15. ’16. ’17. Treasurer 16. President 17. Senior-Sophomore Reception. Junior-Senior Farewell. And her smile like sunshine darts Into sad and happy hearts. 23JOHN MATTHEWS Olympian ’17. Shakespearean Pageant ’16. Stunt Committee '17. Vt ill and Testament Committee 17. lim provement Association. Athletic Association. Let us he happy. EDYTHEBUSSEY Alpha ’15, ’16, ’17. President "16. Circle ’16, ’17. Chairman , Refreshment Committee for Senior-Sophomore Reception. Board of Directors of the nnual ’17. Picture Committee ’17. In hrr is embodied all that is good, true and noble. BYRON ALEXANDER Olympian 17. Improvement Association. Athletic Association. Our business in the field of fight Is not to question, but to prove our might. KEN A ECKSTEIN Vega '15, ’16, ’17. President '17. Circle ’16, '17. Stylus Staff ’16. Chairman Senior-Sophomore Farewell. Secretary of Class 16. She spreads about h-4 r that silent spell That makes all spirits love her well. CHARLES SNYDER Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. Behold the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies. HOLLIS SLABAUGH Class Yell Committee ’17. Stunt Committee ’17. Improvement and Athletic Associations. I am as constant as the northern star. 24JACOB FULLMER Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. He is a great observer and he looks Quite through the deeds of men. EARL SCIILAFMAX Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. When you do dance. wish you A wave of the sea. that you might even do nothing but that. JEANETTE OCKELMAN Alpha ’13, ’16, ’17. Circle 16, 17. German Club ’15, ’16. Improvement and Athletic Associations. A statin tall—I hate a dumpy woman. HERBERT COY Improvement Association. Improvement Association. Oh. never say that I was falsi of heart. RUTH GUMBAUGH German Club 13. Athletic and Improvement Associations. If she has any faults she has left us in doubt. RICHARD MAYL Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. He adorned whatever sub ject he either spoke or wrote upon, by the most splendid eloquence. 25JAMES STEFEAN (Myntpian 16, 17. ice-President 1 . President ’IT. Parker Occasional Stall’ ’14. Chairman Entertainment Committee, Junior-Senior Farewell ‘16. Stylus Stall' '16. Executive Com mittee 17. Class Dav Committee 17, Chairman Picture Committee. Business Manager Annual 17. The choice and muster spirit oj the age. MIKA McCONAUGHY Alpha ’IS, ’16, '17. Secretary '16. President '17. Chairman Picnic Committee '17. Decorating Committee Senior-Sophomore Reception 16. Accomplishments were native to her mind. Like precious pearls within a clasping shell, I nd winning grace her every act refined. Like sunshine shedding beauty where it fell. WELLINGTON MILLER Improvement Association. Athletic Association. Thou sayest an undisputed thing in such a solemn way. CLARICE RICE Stivers Y. . C. A. President of Room 313. Treasurer of Room 319. Improvement and Athletic Associations. In her sweet innocence you'll find Love, truth and virtue all combined. SAMUEL HEDGE Improvement Association. Co-operative Department. I bear a charmed life. GERTRUDE GEISEER German Club 16, 17. Athletic and Improvement Associations. She that was ever fair and never proud. Had a tongue at will, but never loud. 20ELY IK SCHAEFFER Circle '17. Stylus Staff ’16. Annual Stall ’17. Senior-Sophomore Reception. Improvement and Athletic Associations. The true work of Art is hut a shadow o divine perfection. ALFRED LUTZWEIT Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. It e grant, although he had much wit, e was very shy of using it. DECILE ROEHM Alpha. Circle. Vice-President. Chairman Class Song Committee. Decorating Committee Senior-Sopho-m o r e Reception. Shakespearean Pageant. Athletic and Improvement Associations. My lady has a coy and playful way; The shyest franks she doth delight to play. JAMES ALLEN Jeffersonian ‘17. Classical Club 17. Improvement Association. Athletic Association. It here there is a will There is a way. MADGE TRISLER Vega 15, 16, 17. Editor 17. Circle 16, 1 i. President' 17.. Secretary 16. Pin and Ring Committee. Athletic and Improvement Associations. My heart Is true as steel. JOSEPH MEYER Athletic Association. Improvement Association. He doth indeed show some sparks that are like n it. HARRY GILLIS Olympian ’16, ’17. Vice-President '17. Picnic Coinmittee '17. Most of the eminent men in history have been diminutive in stature. RUTH EYLER German Club 11, 15. Circle 15, 16. Pin and Ring Committee. Senior-Sophomore Reception. Her air, her manners, all who saw ad-mired. VIRGIL REINHARDT Technical ’16, ’17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. And all tlu men love him for his modest grace. And comeliness of figure and of face. CATHERINE RAXZOW Delphian ’16, ’17. Pin and Ring Committee. Entertainment Committee Senior-Sophomore Reception. Improvement and Athletic Associations. It is good To lengthen to the last a sunny mood. SIDNEY ROCKOFF Classical Club 17. Last Will and Testament Committee ’17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Of Latin he knows much. BLANCHE FRANK Dramatic Art ’15, ’16, 17. Shake- spearean Pageant. Improvement Association. TU be merry and free— 111 be sad for nobody. 28THOMAS HAWTHORN Olympian ’15, "16, ‘17. Improvement Association. Don t hurry; haste is to be abhorred. DOROTHY HAMILTON Circle ’16, "17. Senior-Sophomore Re ception. Chairman Decorating Com mittee for Junior-Senior Farewell. Athletic and Improvement Associations. Love is the beginning, the middle and Phe end of everything. HARRY KENNKY Olympian. Class Son : Committee 17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. It's chance that makes brothers, Hut hearts that make friends. ELSIE SNYDER Athletic and Improvement Associations. Silence and simplicity obtrude on no one, but are two unequalled attractions in woman. GARNER FOLKER Improvement Association. Athletic Association. A merry heart ntaketh a cht erful countenance. JAMES AVERY Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Firm and resolved by sterling worth to gain, Honor and respect, thou shah not strive in rain. ' 20RUDY BUSSDICKER Stylus Stall ’16. Jeffersonian ’16. Picture Committee 17. Stunt Committee 17. Junior-Senior Farewell Program Committee ’16. Chairman Board of Directors for Annual '17. From the crown of his head to the soles of his feet, hi1 is all mirth. AUDREY COOK Circle ’17. Class Prophecy Committee ’17. Circle Editor ’17. Basketball Team ’15, ’16. She laughs the moment she awakes, Ind till the day is done: The schoolroom for a joke she takes, Her lessons are but fun. YERNET GROVE Jeffersonian ’15, 16, ’17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. E very thing comes if a man will only wait. MARGARET MARSHALL President of Room 313 16. Athletic and Improvement Associations. Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. ROBERT STEWART Technical ’15, ’16, ’17. Treasurer ’17. Classical Club '17. Class Motto Committee ’17. Will and Testament Committee ’17. Picture Committee ’17. On with the dance, let joy be unconfined. CHAUNCEY M. A LUNGER Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Department. Genteel in personage, conduct and equipage: Moble by heritage, generous and free. 30CLIFFORD SACHS Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. How far that little candle throws its light. MILDRED ENGLER Alpha 17. Chairman Program Committee Senior-Sophomore Reception. Chairman Class Day Committee. Athletic and Improvement Associations. Those yes— Darker than the darkest pansies, and that hair More black than ashbuds in front of March. ELMER SETZER Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Well-timed silence hath more e o-(juence than speech. LOUISK GERDES Steele ’15, ’16. Improvement Association. She’ s street, then fore to be wooed. LEVI EENZ Jeffersonian ’17. Classical Club '17. Executive Committee, ’17. Present to School Committee ’17. Improvement Association. Silent as the night, ' Thoughtful as IT Penseroso. WILLIAM POTTER Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Picnic Committee ’17. Let the world slide. let the world go, J fig for a care and a fig for a woe. ;;i(:ARMENClTA REISSER Vega ’15, ’16, ’17. Secretary '16. Picture Committee ’17. Athletic and Improvement Associations. Deserved to be dearest of all. HAROLD HEATER Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Basketball 15, 16, 1 - Heater, of basketball fame, A star in every game. FLORENCE HAAG Delph ian ?17. German Club 16, 17. Improvement Association. She's one o' them things as looks the brightest on a rainy day. FRANK McCABE Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. A good heart is better than all the heads in the world. STELLA ALLEN German Club ’16, '17. jVo wit like thine to make a jest. STANLEY COPP Senior Nominating Committee 17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. He rattles off the dash and dot. Until the aerial's sizzling hot. 32PAI L SPEER Parker Occasional Stall ’14. Board of Directors for Annual ’17. Sporting Editor 17. Technical ’15, ’16, ’17. Vice-President ’17. He hath icon the hearts of all. DORIS ROPIN' Alpha ’16. Dramatic Club ’16. Shakespearean Pageant ’17. Stunt Committee ’17. If here there's enthusiasm, there's a way. JOHN KERN Jeffersonian ’17. Secretary ’17. Classical Club ’17. Chairman W ill and Testament Committee 17. Improvement Association. . Athletic Association. How shall we rank thee upon glory's P g 9 Thou more than soldier, and just less than sage. EMMA ANDERSON German Club 16. Baccalaureate Sermon Committee. Improvement and Athletic Associations. ind lovely is the rose. JACOUN HAYMAX Bull alo I ech. 15. Shakespearean Pageant ’16. Lanier ’15, ’16. lie talks, talks. talks to you And then begins to talk anew. II hen he's done, you try to find out If hat on earth he was talking about. GRACE HORTON German Club ’17. Orchestra ’17. Improvement and Athletic Associations. Four years’ course in three. The world delights in sunny people. 33MARIAN ERNST Parker-Cary Club. Alpha. ice President ’16. Circle. Treasurer ’16. Shakespearean Pageant. Invitation Committee 17. Board of Directors of the Annual ’17. Athletic and Improvement Associations, d perfect woman, nobly planned, To warn, to comfort. and command. MARVIN HOWETT Yell Committee 17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Hence, loathed Melancholy! ESTHER SAME German Club 13, ’16, I . President 17. Pin and King Committee. Athletic and Improvement Associations. Her graceful east and sweetness, void of pride. Would hide her faults. if she had faults to hide. HOMER WILLIS Improvement Association. Athletic Association. Few men make themselves masters of thi1 things they write or speak. IRENE RENDER Vega ’15. ‘16, 17. Vice-President '17. Board of Directors of the Annual 15. Executive Committee 17. She is most fair. and there unto Her life doth rightly harmonize. HOWARD JORDAN Baseball ’16. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Department. Whence is thy learning? Hath thy toil ()'er books consumed the midnight oil? 34RUTH SMITH Circle 16, "17. Entertainment Committer Hallowe’en ’15. Of manner gentle, affection mild. HENRY YOUNGMAN Butler lli :li School. Columbian Literary Society. President ’14. School Oration 14. Debating Team ’15. Stivers "16, “17. Improvement Association. My men life should teach me this, 7 hat life shall live forevermore. K LEA NOR BRUESHABER Alpha ’15, ’16, ’17. Secretary “17. (Circle ’16, “J7. Vice-President ’16. Executive Committee 17. Pin and Ring Committee. Society Editor of the Annual “17. Happy am , from can» Vm free, Joy rises in me. like a summer morn. JOHN BREIDENOUR Technical ’16, ’17. Program Committee 17. Improvement Association. Athletic Association. Baccalaureate Sermon Committee “17. Look, you! I am the most concerned in my own interests. HELEN KLEMMER Delpli ian 17. Improvement and Athletic Associations. 7 he most natural beauty in the world is honesty and moral truth. MAX SCHULTZ Parker Occasional Staff “15. Wireless Club 15. Athletic Association. I nr provement Association. U hat men have done can still be done. And shall be done today.WILSON LIGHTNER Football, '14, 15, '16. '17. Captain '16. Baseball 14, 1.4, 16, 1 . Captain ’17. Basketball 14, 14, 16, 17. Captain ’16, ’17. Vice-President Athletic Association. Pin and Ring Committee, ’17. The hero of a thousand battles. MILDRED BARTON Class Song Committee. Athletic and Improvement Associations. Calm, steady and modest is this maiden. ROBERT BOWMAN Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Class Prophecy Committee ’17. I am monarch oj all I survey; 1y right there is none to dispute. LLCILE THOMASSEN Circle '16. Annual Stall 17. Program Committee Senior-Sophomore Reception. Improvement Association. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. HERBERT GOOD Jeffersonian 14, "16, 17. Editor 16. Track ’14, ’16, '17. Orchestra '14, '16, ’17. Shakespearean Pageant 16. Glee Club ’16. President 221 "16. Class Day Committee "17. Chairman Jeffersonian-Gavel Debate Committee ’17. Classical Club "17. ’Tis only noble to be (Good). OHMER BILLETT Football 14, ’16, 17. Baseball 16. Improvement Association. You see him deep in every fray, In swift pursuit of the flying ball; He is “there" every time— lie can shotv them all. :tr.HAIWEV LKFFEL Baseball ’16, 17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Department. If ,a little knowledge is dangerous. when is a man who has so much as to he out of danger? TRI VILLA THIELE German Club ’15. Delphian 17. Annual Stall 17. Improvement Association. Full of the deepest, truest thought, Doing the very things she aught. CLIFFORD SCHLAFMAN Technical ’15, ’16, T7. President 17. Class Song Committee ’17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. I lad tv hose life is one perpetual grin. HELEN GUNCKEL Delphian ’16, ’17. Athletic and Improvement Associations. Gently conies the world to those who are cast in gentle mold. PERL DUNSON Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Picnic and Dance Committee. I am not a politician, and my other habits are good. RALPH WHITLOW Athletic Association. Improvement Association. The human will, that force unseen, can hew a way to any goal. 37EDGAR HERRMAN Olympian ’17. Secretary ’17. Pin and Ring Committee 17. President and Secretary 221 ’16. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. For science is like virtue, its own ex-ceeding great reward. KATHLEEN JOYCE Circle 17. Senior-Sophomore Reception Committee. Shakespearean Pageant. Class Yell Committee. Improvement Association. Her looks, they were so mild. Free from affected pride. HARRY KOHLER Improvement Association. Athletic Association. Much I know, but to know all is my ambition. LILLIAN KPKATH Y. W. C. A. Ath let ic and Improvement Associations. She goes on her way rejoicing doing her work every day. FRANK KNAACK Technical ’17. Track ’16. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Perseverance is the secret of success. HELEN SCHE1RENZUBER Delphian ’16, 17. German Club ’15, ’16. Athletic and Improvement Associations. A woman good, a woman true, H ho always does what she ought to do. 38EDWARD PASCO Jeffersonian ’15, ’16. Improvement Association. Athletic Association. A si did and iuiet fellow. HELENE TOWNSLEY Alpha ’15, ’16, ’17. Circle ’15, ’16, 17. Chairman Invitation Committee. A sunny disposition is the very soul of success. RAYMOND SHERRY Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. A tvise head and a silent tongue are companions. JOSEPHINE FARBER Decorating Committee Senior-Soplio-more Reception. Athletic and Improvement Associations. Fullness is always quiet; agitation will answer for empty vessels only. DEWEY CHAMBERLIN Caldwell High School ’14, ’15, 16. Jeffersonian ’17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. On arguing, too, this fellow owned his skill, ‘ For lo, tho’ vanquished, he could argue still. CLIFFORD WALL Jeffersonian 17. ice-President ‘17. Class History 17. Chairman of Finance Committee ’16. Parker Occasional ’l l. Classical Club "17. I ight after night he sat and bleared his eyes over books. 39 GEORGE WOODWARD Jeffersonian ’15, ’16, ’17. Secretary ’17. Technical ’16, ’17. Vice-President 17. Class Present Committee 17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. For truth has such a face and such a mien, As to be lov'd needs only to be seen. RUTH FRIESINGER Circle ’16, ’17. Secretary '17. Program Committee Senior-Sophomore Reception. Picnic Committee ’17. Athletic and Improvement Associations. A simple maiden in her flower Is worth a hundred coats of arms. NEAL DALTON Athletic Association. Improvement Association. I am a man. and nothing that con cerns a man do I deem a matter of indifference to me. MARY LAKER Delphian 17. Vthletic and Improvement Associations. Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues. CHARLES (iINSTIL Classical Chib 17. Athletic Associa tion. Improvement Association. He trembled when a maid drew near. ARTHUR NULL Perry Township ’14, ’IS, ’16. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Fortune is not on the side of the faint hearted. 40 DONNA CHILDERS Editor of Parker Occasional ’14. Thy modesty s a candle to thy merit. BURNS McGARY Jeffersonian "17. Artist for Annual ’17. Executive Committee "17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. It is the glory and good of Art That Art remains the one u ay possible Of speaking truth—to mouths like mine. at last. DOROTHY LESHER Improvement and Athletic Associations. Iler modest looks the cottage might adorn, Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn. LAWRENCE BAKER Football Squad 16, 17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Class Stunt Committee. Silence is a perfect herald of joy. GAN KVA HOEL Delphian 16, ’17. Treasurer 16. Y. W. C. A. ’15, J6, 17. Vice-President ’16. Athletic and Improvement Associations. True merit sought for and valued by all. SUMNER McCANN Technical ’16. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. How t an a small body contain so much wisdom ? 41WALTER J300R0M Orchestra “14, ‘15, ’1( , ’17. Shakespearean Pageant ’16. Baccalaureate Sermon Committee ‘17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. A sunny disposition is the very soul of success. 1IERSHALL SHETTERLY Improvement Association. Athletic Association. The song that nerves a nation's heart Is in itself a deed. HAROLD WETZEL Jeffersonian "17. Classical Club ’17. Present to School Committee ’17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Ye gods, how much this man doth know ! CARL POTH Athl etic Association. Improvement Association. Of serious north and inward glee. FRANK RICKER Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. My hoard is little, but my heart is great. LOUIS RLEICHER Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. IT hy so pale and wan. fond lover? Prithee. why so pale? II ill. when looking well can't move her; Looking ill prevail? Prithee, why so pale? 42JOHN WHYTE Co-op. Picnic and Dance Committee ’16. Co-op. Dance Committee 17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. What I aspired to be And teas not, comforts me. ROBERT WRIGHT Jeffersonian ’15, ’16, ‘17. Picture Committee ’17. Board of Directors for Annual ‘17. Annual Staff ’17. Classical Club "17. Silent, very silent! Who may knon what a man thinks when he says naught? ERMA JENNINGS German Club ’15, ‘16, ‘17. Athletic and Improvement Associations. The triii'st friend is she. JACOB MEYERS Orchestra ’15, 16. Shakespearean Pageant ‘16. Improvement Association. Athletic Association. 7 hen he will talk. Ye gods! how he will talk. CAMILLE WRIGHT Classical Club. Chairman Gift to School Committee. Athletic and Improvement Associations. Some larger hope, some thought to make The sad icorId happier for its sake. RAY COLLEY Technical ‘16. ‘17. Secretary ’17. ("lass Day Committee. Improvement Association. Athletic Association. Write me as one who loves his fellow-men. 43JOSEPH O’ROURKE Classical Club IT. Improveiiient Association. Athletic Association. Men of few words are the best of men. THERESA RURK1IARDT Delphian 1(), ‘17. Improvement and Athletic Associations. Ah, why Should life all labor be? ARTIIl'R ZITTER Athletic Yssociation. Improvement Association. Co-operative I)cpt. According as the man is, so must you humor him. HARRY IDEN Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. Books cannot a I nays please, however good; Minds are not even craving for their food. LKSTKH WALSH Athletic Association. Improvement Association. I have no mockings or arguments; I witness and wait. LEONA POOCK Delphian ‘16, ’IT. German Club ’15, 16, ’17. Hallowe’en Decorating Com mittee. Athletic and Improvement Associations. I? hen she leaves who place? 44 will take herHANKY STOWE Jeffersonian ’15, "16. Parker Occa sional Staff 14. Pin and King Committee ’17. Staff Artist for Annual "IT. Athletic Association. Improve ment Association. Lofty designs must close in like effects. MARIE FRAHN Fditor Parker Occasional '14. Senior-Sophomore Farewell Committee ’15. President o! Room 319. Present to School Committee ’17. Improvement Association. She sits high in nil people's hearts. ARCHIE M. FISHER Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men. LILLIAN FISHER Vega 15. ‘16. 17. Athletic and Improvement Associations. Let us. then, be up and doing, fl ith a heart for any fate. ROBERT MORRIS Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. Go where glory waits thee her thou shalt win success. LUKLLA STILES Delphian ’15, ’16, ’17. By my troth, a pleasant spirited lady Delphian ’15, ‘16, 17. ice-Presideni ’17. 45CARL BIESER Technical ’15, ’16, ’17. Treasurer ’16. Kditor 17. Improvement Association. Athletic Association. Baccalaureate Sermon Committee ’17. He that hath knowledge spareth his words. BERNICE VAX DERAU Dramatic Art 15, ’It), ’17. Vice-President ’16, ’17. Life is not .so short but thrrr is always time jor courtesy. HERBERT SCHNEIDER Technical ’15, ’16, ’17. German Club 15. Improvement Association. Athletic Association. Hr is as full itf valor as of kindnrss. MILDRED RAMBY Improvement and Athletic Associa-tions. Unthinking, idle, wild and young; I laughed and talked and had much fun. CARL GOELZ Orchestra T4, 15, ’16, 17. Shakespearean Pageant ’16. Krefreshment Committee 16. Improvement Association. Athletic Association. The farmers are the founders of civilization. FRIEDA SRECTOR German Club ’16, 17. Oh, she was gentle, mild and virtuous. 46MARY FITZGERALD Senior-Sophomore Reception Committee 17. Athletic and Improvement Associations. It ho mixed reason with pleasure and wisdom with mirth. ARTHUR MODLER Jeffersonian. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Department. Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep. NAOMIBRODT Y. W. C. A. 15, ’16, 17. Secretary 16. Improvement and Athletic Associations. The smile that wont come off. CHARLES KETTE Lyceum Literary Society, Parker. I he man who does a little and does it well, does a great deal. HELEN NONNEMAN Vega 15, 16, 17. Sophomore-Senior Farewell. Stunt Committee ’17. Class Song Committee ‘17. Improvement Association. Music has rharms to still the magic breast. ROBERT SHARTLE Co-op. Picnic and Dance Committee 16. Co-op. Dance Committee ’17. Athlet ic Association. Improvement Association. Cheerful at morn, he wakes from short repose, Breathes the keen air. and carols as lu goes. 47EDWIN STAEHLIN Baseball '16. Athletic Association. I n 11 rove me n t A ssoc i a t i on. I look upon you as a gem of the old fork. ROBERT WEBBER Class History ’16. Baseball 16. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. He was a man, take him all in all; I shall not look upon his like again. ANNIS QlTAYLK Improvement and Athletic Associations. Fairest gems be deepest. RAY Dl I HI X Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Great perseverance hath wrought wonders. (iHORDE HUGHES Baseball ’16. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Department. I do not own an inch of land. But all I see is mine. RUTH GREENWALP Y. W. C. A. 17. improvement Association. True you are, and sweet Beyond my obi belief of womanhood. 48CARL VAN HORN Jeffersonian '15, ’16. Basketball 16, ’17. Class Prophecy Committee ’17. Improvement Association. Athletic Association. Would thfit then were outre men like this one. WINIFRED THOMPSON Vega ’15, ’16, ’17. President 17. President of Room 319. President of Room 313. Class Day Committee ’17. Board of Directors of the Annual. Athletic and Improvement Associations. She doeth little kindnesses ft hich most leave undone. WALTER DEIS Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. Mind your speech a little Lest it may mar your fortunes. MILDRED GRETS1NGER Delphian ’16, ’17. President 17. Secretary of Room 313. Refreshment Committee Senior-Sophomore Reception. Class Stunt Committee ’17. Im-p rovement A ssoc i a t i on. Merry as the day is long. HOWARD SEBOLD Technical ’15, ’16, ’17. Program Committee ’17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Another one of those pill mixers. PERRILL CREAMER Swimming ’16. Athletic Association. President of Room 221. Fain would I climb, Yet fear I to fall. 49LEROY STEVENS Football Squad ’15, 16. Track 16. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Warm in the glorious interest he nir sues, And. in one word, a good mart and true. IVA JOHNSTON Delphian 16, 17. President of Room 313. Board of Directors of the Annual T7. Her very frowns are fairer far Than smiles of other maidens are. ARCHIE JOHNSTON Woodward High School, Cincinnati. Improvement Association. Co-operative Department. By the work one knows the workman. DOROTHY TI WHITMAN German 16, ’17. Program Committee Junior-Senior Farewell M7. Picture Committee ’17. Athletic and Improvement Associations. 7 is only noble to be good, kind hearts art more than coronets. BLANCHARD H. HOYNE Football Squad 17. Athletic Associa tion. Improvement Association. File world belongs to the energetic. LUCILE LESLIE Vega 15, 16. Dramatic Art. Orchestra 15. Annual Staff 17. Class Song Committee 17. Four years’ course in three. Athletic and Improvement Associations. Seeing only what is fair; Sipping only what is sweet, Thou dost mock at fate and care. 50MILDRED JACKSON Dramatic Art ’15. Improvement and Athletic Associations. Will and Testa ment Committee ’17. There s suns hi no in each word she speaks, Her I mi fill is something grand. Its ripples overrun her cheeks, Like waves on snowy sand. LESTER GRICE Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. Silence has many advantages. LYLA VAN METER Classical Club. Athletic and Improvement Associations. A sweet disposition That shines in her face. ROY JOHN Improvement Association. Athletic Association. Every man has a business and a desire, such as it is. MARY BREWER Improvement and Athletic Associations. When you will. she wont; If hen you wont. she will. MERSCHEL WOLFE Olympian ’16, 17. Shakespearean Pageant ’16. Chairman Class Yell Committee ’17. Athletic Association. If little labor, little are our gains. Mans fortunes are according to his pains. 51I .A WR E N (:E McG LA U GI1LI N Glee Club 16. Class Song Committee 17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. A man who could find comfort and occupation in the machine shop. JOHN DAVIS Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. Let Hercules himself do what he may, The cat will mew and the dog will have his day. RAYMOND MERKLE Annual Staff 16. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Cooperative Department. I he expectations of life depend upon diligence: The mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. ERNEST STEINER Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. Ilis appetite for knowledge is insatiable. ERWIN SCHAEFFER Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. (rod bless the man who first invented r So, Sandro Lanza said, and so say I. WILCHER MORTON Track ’15. Football 13, ’16, ’17. Improvement Association. Athletic As-sociat ion. His cares are all note ended. 52WILLIAM MILTHALER German Club ’15. Culver Military Training Camp ’16. Self-reliance is the best weapon with which to fight the battles Of life. ALICE PURNELL Delphian 16, "IT. Classical Club T7. Basket Ball Team ’16. Improvement and Athletic Associations. 1 violet by a mossy stone Half hidden from the eye. PAUL IIARX Improvement Association. Athletic Association. Swimming 16. I dare do all that may become a man% Who dares do more is none. RUBY CLOAK Improvement and Athletic Associations. Her voice was ever soft, gentle and low —an excellent thing in woman. RICHARD HUBER Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. There studious let me sit And hold high converse with the mighty dead. MARY STOKES Decorating Committee Hallowe’en 14. ’15. Chairman Invitation Committee Junior-Senior Farewell. Board of Directors of the Annual 17. Literary Editor of the Annual ’17. Chairman Baccalaureate Sermon Committee. Ever level, ever true% To the task she has to do. 53LEONA STEFFEN Hallowe’en Decorating Committee "IS. President of Room 305. Secretary of Room 319. Present to School Committee. Class Prophecy Committee. Athletic ami Improvement Associations. -I loving little lift of sweet. small works. ERNEST ADELBERGER Olympian 17. Basketball Squad 17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. lit dors let'll who dot's his bt st. FANNIE LEV I SON Orchestra 17. Last Will and Testament Committee 17. Improvement and Athletic Associations. She was likt' a summer rose. Making everything and everybody glad about her. ALEXANDER RARE Jeffersonian 16. ‘17. Invitation Committee ‘17. Improvement Association. Athletic Association. Some peopli' art» bfmnd to have thf'ir men way, even when they don't know what it i.s. BERTHA ANDERSON Delphian 16. ‘17. Baccalaureate Sermon Committee. Athletic and Improvement Associations. Short but sweet. EDWIN McDARGH Lyceum, Parker. Dramatic Art ‘16 17. Track ‘16. ‘17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. I ll shape myself in a way to higher things. 54Claude McMullen Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Co-operative Dept. If the heart t f a man is depressed with cares, The mist is dispelled when a liftman appears. FAY HILDEBRANT Alpha. T reasurer 17. Senior-Sophomore Reception Committee 17. Athletic Association. The joy of youth and health her eyes displayed. PAUL SWARTZEL May Festival. Shakespearean Pageant ’16. Orchestra. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Here. indeed, is something very substantial. EDYT11E SCHAEFER Hallowe’en Entertainment Committee ’15. President of Room 317. Enter' tainment Committee Junior - Senioi Farewell 16. Executive Committee L7. Class Prophecy Committee. Athletic and Improvement Associations. Be thy own self always— And thou art lovable. EDWIN JOHNSON Jeffersonian ’15, ’16, 17. Captain Parker Track Team. Glee Club 16. Athletic Association. Improvement Associat ion. Ed always has his share of fun, And surely likes to joke and pun. RUTH BLOCK Vega 15, ’16, 17. German Club ’15. Sophomore-Senior Farewell. Junior-Senior Farewell. Shakespearean Pageant. Picnic Committee 17. Improvement Association. 0! whistle and I'll come to you. my lad. 55ROBERT WOOSTER Football Squa«l ’15, ’16. Olympian ’15, '16. ‘17. President 17. Classical Club 17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Kind like a man is he; and like a man. loo. would he have his way. ALICE HARN ega ‘15. ’16, ‘17. Sopboinore-Senior Farewell. Decorating Committee. Gift to School Committee. He flood, sweet maid, let who will be clever. PAUL BROSIER Technical ’17. Critic ’17. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. I aint heart ne'er won fair lady. ELIZABETH BRANDT Improvement and Athletic Associations. Gentle of speech, beneficent of mind. JACK SHAMAN Parker German Club "14. Dramatic Art ‘15. 16. ‘17. President '17. German Club. Dramatic Play ‘16. "Land of Heart - Desire.” Athletic Association. Improvement Association. So many worlds, so much to do. So little done, such things to be. RUTH JACOBS German Club 16. 17. Athletic and Improvement Associations. will turn to the straight path of duty. _ 56MARIE KENDIG Delphian ’16, ’17. Decorating Committee Senior-Sophomore Reception. Executive Committee ’17. Yell Committee ’17. Improvement Association. Manners are not idle, but the fruit Of loyal natures and of a noble mind. KENNETH 11. BEYMER Technical ’16, ’17. Athletic Associa-t i o n . Improvement Association. Track ’15, ’16. Co-operative Department. Work first and then rest (?). ALVERTA WATTS Athletic and Improvement Associations. She nothing common did. nor mean. JOHN GROVE Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Heavy work in youth is great rest in old age. AIDREY TIXNERMAX German Cluh 16, ’17. Secretary of Room 313. Prophecy Committee ’17. Baccalaureate Sermon Committee ’17. Improvement Association. Praise from a friend or censure from a foe, Are lost on hearts that our merits know. HERMAN LEHMAN Athletic Association. Improvement Association. I do not much dislike the matter. But th manner of his speech. 57HELEN LVDENBERG Y. . C. A. Club. My object all sublime. shell achieve in firm . IUYMONI) HOOVER Improvement Association. Athletic Association. Let thy words be few. CHARLOTTE JAMIESON Serene will be her days and bright, rul happy will her nature, be. HARRY SNYDER Football Squad '16. Classical Club "17. Class Motto Committee 17. Improvement Association. Athletic Association. He reasotwd without plodding long, or ever gave his judgment wrong. RICHARD MONTFORT Baseball. Parker ‘13. Baseball ’ll. ‘13. Athletic Association. Improvement Association. I poet could not be gay. ELMER STAEHLIX Athletic Association. Improvement Association. Common sense is the most uncommon kind of sense. 5SClass Poem We ve reached the end of a blissful day, And sadly view its close; The sun note sets with its last, faint ray, To slumber and repose. And soon we ll spread our sails. and launch Our craft upon life's sea; We'll part from those in friendship staunch A cruel fate's decree. The future looks so bright in truth. To us the sea is calm; Remembrance of our friends in youth Will ever be a balm. Our class will wander far and wide, Each in his bark so frail; Some will o'er placid waters glide, While some thru storms must sail. In after years, the sun's last rays, In golden splendor set, Reflect our prosperous, happy, days, Or a life's regret. And memory's icings the gulf will span, Between the Now" and "I hen; With aching hearts each face we'll scan, i fancy meet again. Today we'll speak our sad farewell To friends so kind and true; Regretting; sound the parting knell Which says, ‘"Adieu! Adieu!'9 59 — W . I).CLA33 50NG’!7 Words By VVirnfred Tnompx)n MuilC By ± Virgil Reinnordt 0 Kcom-rodes let us linger On this thresh-old here to-night Ere we Bp "“ 1 8v r Fr h loose the hand f hot guides us Prom rhe cJork-nesi to tht i«gnt LetuA vow to Keep un-bro ken All r nose ties which bird us fos f 7o he 6 vo f- ,'p.r j • i '"c S3 heart of dear old Stiv-ers And those days for-cv-er pos CHO. on com- raaes let us vow tg- tQ-niaht To Keep our record clean forthe jL p,» »fs- 3aKe af deaf Jlijf SaKe af dear old Sti-versAnd our class of sev-en-feTn - n: 0 . £-----------m It - • -7-w Drawn Oji hersha l She rter ly WeVe Known the joy of winning VVe have found neat h her protection And r he pleasure of the guest. Ideals That vvere out Oim i r wo5 T hrovgh our love for Jf iverj We shall ever stand for Stiver 5 That We Strove to cio our best. For her honor ana hpr namf GOThe Chronicle oi the Class of 1917 CHAPTER I. Now the annals of th Class of Seven and Ten of Stivers High School of the City of Dayton, County of Montgomery, State of Ohio, and Country of United States, are in this wise: In the beginning in the three and tenth year of our Lord, the ninth month and the second day, there came unto a land of learning—Parker by name,— seekers of knowledge. Some had come from the Eighth Grade; some green and fresh, had journeyed hither from far countries; and others had left their work as tillers of the soil and had come to partake of the fruit of the tree of knowledge. And it came to pass as they did enter this land, that they were received with wild welcoming and much rejoicing by those whom it was decreed should lead them up the slippery by-paths of learning. And at the head of this learned band was one of much knowledge, Mr. Painter. Now' as the time went on they did fall into the customs of the place, and the strangeness thereof wore away, for all were credited equal in that land and were treated with due kindness therein. And it came to pass, that about this time a peculiar disease did develop in them by reason of which they did perform strange antics and did show many characteristics which could be traced back to the Cave Men and the Cliff Dwellers. And manv doctors were called in and did hold consultation over them. And finally they did pronounce this disease to be athletics and did declare that it would show itself in football, baseball and basketball. They did furthermore affirm that there was no remedy for this malady and that it was destined to remain with them for the four years they were in the land. And -o it came to pass that they did let this disease take its full course. Now it so happened that toward the end of the year certain ones of their company took leave of the rest and did turn back. One said. “1 am poor in health; therefore, 1 must leave this land.” Another affirmed, “I must needs toil at home, consequently, 1 must return thither.” Still another declared, “I am dull and cannot learn, therefore, it profiteth me little to remain herein.“ In such a manner did this Class decrease in number until the whole at the end of the year was three hundred seventy-three. CHAPTER II. And it came to pass at the beginning of their second year that they did take their departure from this land of Parker and did come unto the adjoining territory, by name Stivers, which was larger and more beautiful than Parker. And here they were received by a new group of guides, who did lead them still farther along the narrow paths of learning. This land was ruled over by one. Mr. Meek, professor of much wisdom and good repute. But, lo, in this land all people were not treated equal, for it did come to pass that they were also received w ith malicious glee by a band of beings called Juniors, who had entered this land the year before. And these Juniors did declare the newcomers to he Sophomores, which is by Greek interpretation, “foolish,” for the Juniors remembered not their origin, but waxed wroth and said unto themselves, “Can any good thing come out of Parker?” Then did these Juniors, because of their fierce taste for Sophomore blood, pounce upon them daily and did cause them to suffer much and to sav. “Behold, blessed beEducation. for because of it we have endured great torments, both of' body and of mind.” ow it came to pass that after this Class did enter upon their second year’s journey, it was proclaimed by their chief guide that it had been found by experience that they must needs be strong of body as well as of mind. And, behold, they were led unto the gymnasium wherein did live a cruel monster. And when at length they did escape from his dutches, they did cry out with groans and lamentations: “He maketh us to lie down on the hard floor; he forceth us to stand on our heads: he compelleth us to tie ourselves in knots; anti he maketh our very bones to rattle. He leadeth us beside the cold waters and pusheth us in. He restoreth our aches and pains, and leadeth us into the paths of torture for his name’s sake.” And as they went on their way they did condescend to incline their ears unto wisdom and apply their hearts to understanding. 'Then straightway did their heads swiftly swell and wise were they in their own conceit, for did they not have knowledge of how to draw a round square, could they not construct a four-sided triangle, and had they not learned that Ohio was bounded on the south bv I exas? Hut. lo, they knew not and knew not that they knew not. And when the second year did come to a close it did suddenly dawn upon these three hundred fiifty-one Sophomores that their name was fitly chosen. CHAPTER III. Now as they entered into the third year of their journey; they in the dignity of their promotion to Juniors, remembered their days of greenness, and as the Juniors of their days had done unto them, even so did they do unto the new Sophomores and did show no mercy unto their sufferings and lamentations until all were bruised and full of sorrow. And it came to pass that on the last Thursday of the eleventh month of this year, a day decreed by their fore-fathers as a day of thanks and rightly so, they did meet in a contest, which was called football, their mutual enemies of the land of Steele. And when they of the land of Steele did see themselves encompassed by those of the land of Stivers, then knew' they with failing hearts that their destruction was nigh. And as they feared, so it was. For when the smoke did rise and the dust did settle. Stivers had forty-four, Steele had nothing. 1 .ikewise it happened in the course of time that they sojourned unto Delaware. which is by interpretation, the land of the Inter-Scholastic Basketball Meet, to match their strength with others of their kind. And when they were come unto this strange land their flesh had little rest, for soon they were beset on all sides by enemies. But, lo, as the fight waxed hotter, so their strength waxed stronger until none stood on the field to contend against them. And then did sounds of revelry rise from their land as they returned thither, and great was the rejoicing thereof, for they did yell thru all the streets and lanes till their yells did re-echo from the hedges and the highways and from the corners of the city roundabout. And. lo. did people stop up their ears and flee in terror. Aye, even did the cats bristle up their backs and the dogs did bark and seek some place of refuge. And likewise did it come to pass a little later that this Class did aspire to histrionic honors and did help to present some great and wonderful plays, wherein each should act what he wras not. And they did choose for sacrifice some of the great dramas and comedies of one. William Shakespeare, and once more there was “Much Ado about Nothing” and again did the wily Jewr seek his pound of flesh. Then did the multitude cry out writh their lips, “How grand and wonderful is this thing which ye have done,” but in their hearts, “Heaven 52forgive them, for they know not wliat they do.” And their heads swelled to the fullest capacity at the praise of the multitude. Now when the time was fully at hand this Class did give a great “Farewell” to the Class of Six and Ten which was about to depart into a far country. And people assembled in large numbers at the place set apart for this affair and did drink, dance and were merry. And they did rejoice with the Class of Six and Ten at the good fortune which had come unto them in return for the long and patient laboring at their tasks, and did hid them “Godspeed.” CHAPTER IV. Now the fourth year in the history of this great and wonderful Class was one of much hard labor and but little resting by the wayside. Now it so happened that at the beginning of the fourth year their guide, Mr. Meek, spake unto them, saying: “Go gather ye in a body and organize yourselves into a class, that ye may gain in strength, and that your courage may wax hot. for in unity there is strength.” And as he spake unto them, so it was done, and they chose their wisest ones to be their leaders and called themselves, with much pride, “The Class of Seven and Ten.” And there came a time when they were come unto the study of Burke. Then there was a great tribulation such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall he: for great was the study thereof. And at midnight there was a cry made, “Behold, the Burke Test cometli: go ye out to meet it.” Then ilid they go forth. And the foolish built their hopes upon the sands of chance. And the rain descended and the floods came and the winds blew and heat upon these hopes and they fell and great was the fall thereof. But the wise founded their hopes upon the rock of knowledge. nd the rain descended and the floods came and the winds blew and heat upon these hopes hut they fell not. for they were founded upon a rock. And it further came to pass that they did again journey into the land of Delaware, for there were new enemies grown up. And there was much strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. But when they of Stivers were come, there did spring up among the enemies a great fear, and justly so, since before Stivers they were as chaff that is driven by the whirlwind. And but one from the many was able to withstand the onslaught, a band descended from the mighty tribe of Huron Indians. But though they of Stivers dill taste of defeat, they did come unto the knowledge that virtue doth lie in the struggle, not in the prize. And as time went on and as their pride grew great within them.- this Class began to desire pins and rings befitting their station. And after much discussion and contention among themselves, they did decide upon one design of much significance and diil purchase these with which they rested well content. And it also happened that certain members of the Class, gifted with the talent of making words rhyme, were picked by the Class to write the words which the Class woidd sing. And so they gathered together paper, pens and bottles of ink and conferred with the Muse of. Song and the Muse of Poetry. And they listened and said, “Let there he verses, and there were verses.” And they saw that the verses were good. Then they said. “Let there he song, and it was so. ’ And. lo, the air did ring with music. At about this same time they did seat themselves down in order that an artist might make of them a likeness. But when it was done their eyes fell upon that which was said to he similar to their faces: then did their wrath rise up in all its might and strength, for, lo, it was like nothing on the earth, nor under the earth, nor on the face of the angry deep. 6.tNow it came to pass as they neared their journey's end that there were certain ones in this Class who had loitered too much in the by-paths of idleness, and it was decided that they could not depart with the Class of Seven and Ten, but must stay yet a twelve-month longer in tin land of learning and finish their journey with that company which was to come this same way in the following year. And when thin news did reach their cars, behold a great cry went up and there was weeping and gnashing of teeth. So it has come to pass that out of the three hundred seventy-three who entered this land of learning to taste the fruit from tin tree of knowledge only two hundred twenty-five will depart. Then verily, verily, I say unto you: 6’ ide is the gate and broad is the way, that leadeth to High School, and many there be who go in thereat. Hut straight is the gate and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto graduation; and few there are who find it." And now each of them must depart from this land and from one another and go into new lands, they know not where, and do. they know not what: but wherever they go. whatever they do. may they strive with all their strength and with all their heart to carry out their chosen motto, “Moniti meliora sequamur,” and may the blessings which ever attend a noble purpose abide with each one of them now and forevermore. —CLIFFORD WALL, ’17. Last Will and T estament Vi e—the two hundred and twenty-five undersigned employees of the firm of Stivers High School—who are about to be retired upon our respective pensions after three years of duty, do hereby bequeath and entrust a fewr of our possessions to our separate benefactors and to those who have been employed in this firm one and two years respectively: ITEM: To Mr. Meek, president of the firm, we bequeath a self-govern- ment school for which we have so nobly striven. IIEM: lo those members who have worked in this institution one year we bequeath the tools used in becoming second year members, also a desire to use them. Likewise we offer the suggestion that they exert themselves in wresting basketball honors from the factory of Huron. ITEM: lo those members who wrould e’en attain the pension class we leave our hidden nooks in tin' commissary department for the secretion of masticated chewing gum. r p ITEM: To Mr. Boldt, supervisor-in-chief of the mathematical experimen- tal department, we bequeath a dust-proof case for that man-handled pointer, also a revised edition of trig and solid with correct diagrams. r,4ITEM: To M iss Horell, head of the Department of “Good English,” we hereby bequeath a Maxim silencer for that piano, upon which sweet notes are banged out during the hour preceding the close of the working day. ITEM: To Miss Odlin, chief physicist of this factory, we entrust a per- manent assistant when all her troubles will be o’er. ITEM: To Mr. Dexter, chief draftsman of the firm, we give our permis- sion to go again on picket duty as of yore. ITEM: To Mr. Mumma, head of the agricultural improvement associa- tion, we give the privilege of taking his future underworkers on instruction tours. ITEM: To Mr. Heitz, chief chemist of this firm, we bequeath a complete set of Blackstone’s Commentaries for the future government of Department 217. ITEM: To Miss McKinney, chief dispenser of mythological knowledge, we bequeath all the classical references which we have so laboriously compiled (?) ITEM: To Mr. Cecil, head of the historical research bureau, we will a book on “Famous Speeches hy Famous Men,” from which he may expound his ideas on education to his future classes. ITEM: To M iss Nuttall, superintendent of the clerical department, we give our consent to apprehend persons in the corridors without permits and to “dock” them of one hour’s pay. ITEM: To M iss Judav. we bequeath a pearl inlaid ukalele upon which she may strum fascinating Hawaiian melodies. ITEM: To Miss Powell, we give our permission to stay after working hours, without extra pay, and sell books. ITEM: To Mr. Tebbs, provider of musical entertainment in this factory, we bequeath the glee club and musical entertainment which we 1 id not have. ITEM: To Miss Dornbusch, head of the commissary department, we give our permission to give smaller portions and charge higher rates than those to which we have been subjected. ITEM: To Mr. Marquardt, preserver of the physiques of our boys, we bequeath the remnants of our once famous basketball team out of which he may build another invincible team. ITEM: To M iss Bucher, to whom our girls owe so much, we bequeath 50c as the starting point of a fund for the purpose of building a new girls gym. ITEM. To Miss Pagenstecher, chief disseminator of German-Kultur, we bequeath a free and safe passage to Germany. Done this anno domini, one thousand nine hundred seventeen, per J. Pear-pond Organ. (Signed) 250 MEMBERS OF STIVERS FIRM. Witnesses: One Lung, William H. Daft, William Jenny Cryan. 65The Prophecy Revealed Juju 17. 1917.—Several illustrious members of the class of 1917, impatient to know of their future and intent upon finding the cave of Sibylstart on a pilgrimage. After enduring many hardships, they arrive at the Si byline dwelling. The prophetess looks kindly upon their entreaties and grants that they should know their future. In looking over the leaves. upon which are written men's fate, these pilgrims recognize the names of their classmates. They tell Sibyl hoic inconvenient it would be for many of them to conn» to her and what a pleasure it would be to return to these friends that, which the future holds for them. The prophetess permits them to read aloud from the leaves the fates they wish to know. So. one by one the leaves are taken from their regular order in the cave and the future of 1917 is revealed. (Sibyl reveals the events of the future as if they existed in the present.) Madge Trisler is conductor on a street car in Germany, and is also the leader of the local union of railway women. She retains her position by the knowledge of organization gained at Stivers. Hill Bryan will never he dead as long as John Kern lives. He has become quite a Democrat. He is making stump speeches for Bill Bryan’s ninth attempt at running for office. Gordon Howard has left us and is now I nited States Ambassador to Japan, his native land. Dorothy Hamilton is a conductor on a trench line ear in Germany. It is known as the slowest line in the community. .Nothing on Dot at that! Walter Boorom is now answering "Rod and Reel” questions in the News. Jacob Fullmer is running a passenger steamboat on the Ohio River. Carmen Reisser and Doris Robin have become noted actresses in fllmdom for the Fox Film Co. l heir latest success is “The High Cost of Living.” Wellington Miller is now teaching Greek in Harvard. He is an efficient r r instructor, loved by all. Much to the delight of all the Stiverites, Raymond Sherry, sole owner of the Sherry Printing Company, does the entire work for the Stylus, and never fails to complete his work at the appointed time. I see where the noted Detective, W ilelier Morton, has made a big haul in capturing the famous safe-cracker, "Spike Bussdicker,” formerly Rudy Buss-dicker. Spike has made quite a fortune at the game, but he can’t get away with everything as he did at Stivers. Rena Eckstein is no other than the famous Prima Donna of the Metropolitan Opera Co., New York. She inspires her audiences to so great an extent that they rise and sing with her. Ruth Block has become a ticket seller at a first-class picture show in Reu-honsville, where she is more of an attraction than the movie. Reverend Clifford Wall is doing splendid work here in Dayton at the Fourth Baptist Church. He now has a large proposition on hand, trying to convert Room 205 at Stivers High School. Kenneth Butler has become a Chorus Boy on the Lyric Circuit. His running mate is Paul Brosier. They are both quite a joke. They make people believe the moon is made of green cheese. Alice Harn has established a dolls’ hospital at Germantown. She always had a sympathetic temperament. Howard Sebold is now a famous physician of New York City, where he is very kind to the poor. 66Marie Frahn ami Hazel Geis, of course, are both nurses at the Miami Valley Hospital. Their soothing voices and winning smiles have helped many a suffering patient. Ruth Greenwald’s persistent smile so greatly cheered a sad old man that at his death he left her a cool million. Ruth has many friends now. Arthur Modler, now pastor of St. Luke’s German Lutheran Church, is much noted for his sermons on the “Evils of Modern Dancing.” Howard Iordan, now pitching for the Red Sox, has earned the reputation of being able to throw the ball out of the reach of the batter. Harvey Leffel is interested in the establishment of a Co-operative School in the New York Kindergartens. Harry Kohler is a ladies’ maid for the present King of England. However, this is nothing unusual, for he always was a ladies’ man. Fanny I.evison is head saleslady at the Fair. She uses her violin to attract customers. Although Archie Johnson is not Irish and does not expect to he. he has a reliable position oil the New York Police Force. Bernice Von Derail is not overworking herself now. for she is a model in Nev York. Annis Quayle’s love for nature caused her to become a cowgirl. She is supremely happy in the State of yoming. Harold Wetzel is now teaching at Stivers. He has assumed VI iss Od I in's position and is trying to prove that water is composed of Hydrogen and Oxygen. Alverta Watts is no other than Miss Pankhurst’s successor in England. She is well fitted for this position. I he last that was heard of Paul Swartzel was at the Union Depot Ticket Office. It was rumored that he finally went West. Well, Elmer Staelilin just received his diploma last year. He had intended not to receive it until next year, since he didn’t think it was good policy to hurry through school. Donna Childers is a successful saleslady at Traxler’s. Her talk is very convincing and her sales are numerous. John Davis is an excellent baker and every one is very grateful to him for increasing the size of the loaf and decreasing the standard price. After Grace Horton was disappointed in love, she accepted a position on the water wagons in Xenia. These wagons are so constructed that the people on the walks are sprinkled and thus refreshed in hot weather. Herbert Grieser is a mining engineer in Pennsylvania. The valuable books in 3K) gave him the inspiration. Lawrence McGlaughlin is now teaching music in his attractive little school on West Third Street, near Perry. Robert Morris is the Editor of “The Live Wire,” the leading newspaper in South Bend, Indiana. Mildred Ramhy, like many of our graduates, married and is living somewhere in Alaska. The sympathetic spirit of Charles Kette has led him to repair soles in a shoe-repair shop on Fifth Street. Alice Purnell. Miss McKinney’s successor, fills this position with great ability. Hollis Slabaugb. after graduating from College, found she could not do without Charles. Lyla Van Meter, heart-broken and so very lonesome, erected a neat little bungalow next door and has decided to remain a spinster. 67Walter Stein has greatly surprised us and has made himself one of the best Princeton football players. Josephine Farber married a professional hall player and is traveling all over the U. S. A. She was always partial to athletes. Herbert Schneider is working for the Bell Telephone Co. He prevents the wires from getting crossed. Perril Creamer is thoroughly enjoying his position patrolling the bathing-beach in New York as a human life-saver. Burns McGary has in recent years become very famous painting hills for the Bryan Bill Posting Company. Frank Kicker is the author of the popular novel entitled. “The Iron-Fisted Gnat.” Thomas Hawthorne has gained speed since he left Stivers. The field artillery was the cause. Lately he married a certain little blonde with whom he is living in Norfolk, Virginia. Mildred Gretsinger is the leader of the militants at Delaware and still firmly declares every one should vote for the best looking man. Carl VanHorn, who was sorely smitten in his High School days by a fair damsel, has never married. After spending a number of years in studying Astronomy, lie has finally proved that the sun is larger than the moon. Robert Stewart has developed into a grand opera star. He has set the world aglow with his songs, especially with his favorite piece, “Fido’s a Sausage Now.” Fay Hildebrant, or rather “Pokey,” has become a plain-clothes woman in California and is receiving a great deal of honor for picking up the numerous shoplifters in the crowded stores of Kirby’s. She is assisted by Lueile Leslie, sinct this lady took to being a man-hater. Harold Heater is Truant Officer of Stivers. He always said that he would like to remain there forever. Marian Ernst has become saleslady for the “Can-You-Beat-lt Company,” and is selling 2-in-l shoe polish. She has become a pest in Xenia and Lbenezer because of her daily appearance with half-filled boxes. Carl Poth has become a great heart specialist. It is said he has many patients among the young people. Fred H aas has retired from business after winning a well-filled purse in the races at Indianapolis. I was told that Paul Speer was seen at the Matrimonial Bureau, where he has been ever since he was turned down. He thought that if he couldn t tie up at least he would help others to do so. Oh, well, it’s a little tough luck. Ruth Friesinger has outgrown her shy manner and has established an alligator farm in Florida. These pets have become very much attached to her. Edgar Herrman is a director of music in a Chicago cabaret. While he was in high school he learned the essentials of the necessary music. Lueile Thomassen startled us hy outgrowing her shy ways and is making a collection of rare snakes in India. She expects to turn them over to the Tin-nerman sisters (Dorothy and Audrey), who have a museum in Washington. Ruth Smith, who was always tender-hearted, is a great worker for the humane society. So sympathetic is she that she turns over all the mice she can secure to Miss Elsie Snyder, who is studying surgery and who experiments w ith them in a gentle way. We are glad to say James Avery is now continuing the work of Booker T. Washington with great success. 68Marvin Howett, little but great, lias become a policeman at Zanesville, where bis duty is to put out tbe lights and send the chickens to bed at . :30 o’clock. Herbert Good and Vernet Grove are both running for janitor of a large school in New York. They always enjoyed school life. Winifred Thompson is Miss Nuttall’s successor and is a highly efficient teacher. Claude McMullen is a representative for the Prudential Life Insurance Company. Ohmer Billet is publishing dream-books, wbicb are very accurate. Ibis is probably due to bis experience along that line. Stanley Copp lias become a telegraph operator in Miamisburg. His last call was C. ). I). (Collect Cash on Delivery.) Everett Thompson has become an illustrious speaker. His most favored subject is “Cigarette and the Boy.” Kenneth Beyiner pleased us greatly when he built a large jitney-bus, with ample room for tbe entire student body. W ith Kenneth at the wheel, there are no strikes in view. Louise Gerdes has assumed Betty Fairfax s position on the News, and she is receiving an abundance of information from the letters she receives. Ganeva Hoel has succeeded in lengthening tbe days so that no wishes for more time are heard. Alfred Lutzweit is a capable representative for tbe Ford Motor Car Company. Blanche Frank has surprised us all. She married a minister and is living a secluded life. Her only duty is to look after her hushand. Ruth A hick lias outclassed Madame Schumaii-Heink and is singing for the victrola. Her most pathetic ballad is, “Who Put Glue in Papas Vlhiskers? William Kemper uses tlic knowledge of sandpaper (which he gained at Stivers) in his profession as barber. He is now located in the only one-man barber shop on Fifth Street. Robert Bowman is making a world-known record in tbe Aerial Corps. Raymond Merkle is president of tbe Boys' Bible (.lass at Stivers. He bolds weekly meetings. Louis Bleicher is working for tbe Vt eatlier Bureau at tbe U. B. building. He heads all weather forecasts "Hit or Miss.' Good idea! On visiting Stivers last week, I found John Matthews as engineer in the boiler room. The students are well pleased with the way in which he has been “warming” the school. Hershell Wolfe is gaining honor in the Artillery Corps of the U. S. Army. An accurate surveyor and keen marksman. Senator Myers—1 mean Jacob—has been in some hot debates on tbe question, “Shall the Men take in Washings?” I.ucile Boehm married a Frenchman. She returned with him tp his native land, where she assists hint at his Dancing Academy with her skillful playing and youthful charms. After taking a six-year course in Art, Harry Stowe has finally become an artist. His masterpiece just came out. He calls it " 1 lie Dog itliout a Home.’ Frank Knaack is tbe chief attraction of the largest zoo in the U. S. He has allowed his hair to grow naturally and he is now the best and most vicious example of a wild and primitive man in existence. r.oMarie Kendig lias purchased a small store elose to Slivers and is coining money selling pretzels and hot dogs to the students. Marie always had an eye for business. hrwin Srhaefler has invented a magnet to locate loeker kevs. It has proved a success thus far. Jack Shaman and Sidney RockofT have gone into partnership as Attornevs-at-Law in Xenia. I heir last case was over a dog fight which was stopped by illiam Potter, the Dog Catcher of Xenia. He was severely injured hv one of the flogs, hut Dr. irgil Reinhardt was there to bandage up his wounds. It was quite a family afiair and caused a row in Xenia. Miner Setzer is now teaching school in the country. isit him whenever you can. Iva Johnston is married and lives out west. Lucky is the husband, for Iva always was a good cook. Clifford Schlafman Suffrage. is now making platform speeches in favor of Woman Levi Lenz is proprietor of a store in Xenia. It is particularly famous for its bargain days. Walter Deis has invented an effective tonic for all victims of spring fever. It is finding great favor among the Stivers students. Kathleen Joyce is tin head manicurist at the Miami Hotel ami all the men flock to her parlor. Herman Lehman is a member and. in fact, the president of a society for I h Study Advancement and Protection of the Grub W orm.” Leona Steflen. quiet and serene as ever, is the head nurse at the Miami alley Hospital. Our fine basketball player. Edward Patterson, has fooled quite a few' of us. He has become one of Ohio’s best speakers on the Chautauqua Platform. His orations have thrilled thousands. He is assisted by Edward Pasco, who has made goo | as a socialist. Irene Bender surprised us all when she left the I . S. and settled down in a quaint old English town, where her husband’s business is centered. Her dignity and grace have inspired many English writers to dedicate their latest novels to her. Sumner McCann has bought out the peanut man who stood at Third and Main Streets. His duty is to roast nuts so that the squirrels won't get them. Edythe Schaefer is a teacher of a kindergarten and the little ones find her so entertaining they refuse to go home. Charles Snyder, always an ardent lover of nature, has written many books on this subject, hut refuses to publish them. LeRoy Stevens is teaching history and civics in the new W est Side High School. Elvie Schaeffer is the only lady Architect in the U. S.. and her fame has been sung from shore to shore, for she has planned the most elaborate and ex quisite dog kennels on the continent. ou remember Ray Colley—that shy Senior w hose cheeks became blooming roses when a member of the fair sex passed him by in the corridor? He is now a great society leader, hut is still a bachelor. He says there are so many eligibles that he can't choose among them, for he loves them all. Camille W right, a girl of charming personality and dignity of manner, married a U. S. senator. The many inspirations she received at Stivers have proved a blessing to her husband. 70Lawrence Baker is now being cheered from shore to shore for his world record in Football. Well! I don't think anyone has forgotten Wilson Lightner. He has made good as a coach of the Marietta Basketball Girls. He always was a ladies man. at least Mez thought so. Edwin McDargh is a classical student at Yale. There is another one who cannot be forgotten. I hat one is James Steffan, who is an electrical engineer and frequently gives illustrated lectures for the benefit of the Technical society. Audrey Cooke has returned to her dear old Southland and has taken up the work of Mabel I rner and writes the most thrilling episodes of "Helen and Warren.” The girls will he more familiar with this than the boys. Mildred Engler has become a famous French writer. Her essays and poems are widely read. George Hughes has astounded the world by breaking all previous records of the one-mile foot race. Ruth Eyler is at present traveling abroad searching lor inspiration to aid her in studying interior decorating. On returning she will start work in Chicago with her friend. Miss Townsley. who is her partner. Helene, after being bitterly disappointed in love, decided to settle down to work. I heir future prospects are great, as they have both decided to remain spinsters. Edythe Bussey is spending her time traveling about the I . S. A., hut always passes her winters at Palm Beach, Florida. Perl Dunson is the Supervisor of a Children s playground in Chicago. He was always good at entertaining, you know. William Milthaler is a dentist in Denver, Colo., where he has a thriving business. Helen Nonneman has become a movie star for the Essany people. Her latest production was the “Three‘Sisters’, in two parts. It has never failed to make a hit. Along with the other discoverers comes Boy John, who has found an almost extinct species of cats that make no noise while fighting at midnight. Robert Wooster has become head waiter in Miamishurg’s finest restaurant. He is advancing wonderfully in the art of spilling soup and breaking dishes. Henrv Youngman, who has become a famous composer of Church Hymns, is making a fortune. His last hymn was entitled. “Fido is in Heaven Now.” Blanchard Hoync has astounded mankind with his new' popcorn, called the “No-Pop-Corn.” It is guaranteed not to make a noise when heated. Rhea McConaughy has established a fresh-air home for children on the outskirts of Chicago. The little ones love Rhea because she sleeps as late as usual and forgets to ring the rising bell. Ernest Steiner is surveying with his classmate. Robert eber, in the region of Panama. Stella Allen has taken up the profession of manicurist, and many people wend their way to her parlors, one sex in particular. Bertha Anderson has become an excellent writer. She writes about nature and its wonders, which was always her hobby. Our friend, Raymond Hoover, now holds a very enviable job as nutcracker for the squirrels of the Cincinnati Zoo. They have to protect him from the attacks of the squirrels by keeping him in a glass cage. He is be-eoming so skilled that the ofTieials are contemplating raising his salary to $9.99 per week. 71Harry Iden travels all over the world, giving concerts on his Jew's Harp. All his vegetables are donated bv the audience while he is performing. Lillian Kphrath has startled the world with the famous histories she has written. She uses only pictures to illustrate events. Consequently, the pupils are becoming very much attached to history and enjoy the descriptive pictures. George Woodward has surprised us all. He has assumed Professor Bott's position as Dancing Master. It is said that he has become very graceful. Ralph Vi hitlow is still in the barber's trade. He is located at Ebenezer. His rates are: Hair cut, 15c: shave, 10c. Do give him your support! John Whyte is running a pawn shop on Third Street, and often has occasion to talk to his classmates of 1917. Florence Haag has become nurse for the Vanderbilt children. Helen Lydenberg married, was disappointed, secured a divorce, and sailed for the Orient. Harry Gillis has become fabulously wealthy as a Painless Dentist, and has been enjoying the trade of the entire Class of 1917. We can't say whether or not they enjoy him. Garner Folker is now a Civics teacher in the High School at Springfield. Ray Dhein has become one of Dayton’s greatest architects and has turned out to he a very serious man. All of the "elite” flock to Mile. Ruth Jacobs’ Fashion Parlors. John Breidenour has bought an interest in Robinson’s Circus. This is the result of his past and present interest. Following in Luther Burbank's footsteps, Edwin Johnson has greatly aided the rubber manufacturers by discovering a way to grow rubber balls on apple trees. But Edwin always wras a farmer. Mildred Barton and Elizabeth Brandt have established a first-class restaurant on Main Street, where they have a rushing trade selling five-cent lunches to hungry school children. Arthur Zitter is managing a gasoline station near Delco Dell. He also deals with free air. Chauncey Allinger has erected a stationary merry-go-round on Fifth Street, and from recent reports we hear he is fairly coining money. It is reported all over the world that Richard Huber has been appointed aid-de-camp of the Hobo King. Jeff Davis. Charles Dudley has decided to devote the rest of his life in studying parliamentary law. This is entirely due to his love for that subject. Margaret Marshall has become a famous public speaker. Her favorite topic is “Marry while you may.” Harry Kenney has devoted his life to the great problem of making a clock go slower. He has become so proficient in this art that he can sometimes stop a clock. His fame has even spread as far as South Vi ayne Avenue. Helen Kiemmer is physical director at the Y. W. C. A. Clifford Sachs now holds a responsible position as head gardener of the N. C. R. hoys’ gardens. Mary Fitzgerald has a very efficient position, that of U. S. Ambassador to Chile. Mary was always very fond of the cold countries, you know. Charles Ginstie has become a champion chess player and has spent the entire legacy left him by a rich uncle in playing chess by telegraphy. Jeannette Ockelman is traveling in Europe with a certain famous tenor singer. Her knowledge of German has proved very valuable.Sidney Brown recently entertained a number of his Senior classmates at his bachelor apartments in honor of his recent discovery that potatoes can be grown on fruit trees. His future as a second Luther Burbank is indeed very bright. Hershall Shetterley is now a prominent lawyer of Los Angeles, California. Neal Dalton is the most prosperous agriculturist in Ohio. He ran into town in his Ford the other day and was seen in the office of the matrimonial bureau. Next is Robert Wright, who has received a salaried position with Ringling Brothers’ Circus. He is head water-boy of the elephants, who have become very fond of him. Bob always was an attractive lad. Clarice Rice is posing for a famous artist in New York. Her beauty has charmed many admirers, but thus far she is unmarried. Theresa Burkhardt has donated a moving stairway to Stivers that the students may reach the lunchroom in safety thirty seconds earlier than before. Dewey Chamberlin has become president of Harvard. It is said that he is the best president since Noah. Gertrude Geisler has become a skillful carpenter in a small village in Illinois. She has a life-long position at the Old Ladies' Home. Joseph O'Rourke is a great believer in Luther Burbank's works and is accomplishing great things. Helen Gunekle has succeeded Miss Tinnerman at Stivers, where her expansive smile has inspired many students to accomplish noble work. We find Richard Mayl proprietor of the Lyric Taxi Company. Paul Harn is a traveling salesman and frequently passes through Dayton. His home is in Lynn, Massachusetts. Lillian Fisher is a valuable aid to the modern scientific world. Loretta Dwyer—so gentle and kind—may be seen in the Public Library, w'here she has taken up Mr. Koch's work. Students find her very helpful. Mary Brewer has been post-mistress in Xenia since she became a man-hater. Archie Fisher is the head decorator at Rike’s. His talent for window trimming has drawn great crowds, and he will probably become the Senior partner some day. Harry Snyder, who always had a tender heart, is at the head of a State Orphan Asylum. His secretary is the ever-efficient Edward Staehlin. Mary Stokes is now in Africa trying to teach the natives the value of geometry. Our sympathies are with the natives. Trivilla Thiele is the world’s champion swimmer. Alia! the instructions of her teacher were not in vain. We had predicted that future for her all the time. Robert Shartle, the greatest clown of Robinson’s Circus, holds his audience spellbound with his dancing performances. Harold DeardorfT has suddenly become famous. He has just published his great novel, “The Woman of the Hour." You all know Helen Scheibenzuber is principal of the Germantown High School and is installing self-government. Ruth Gumbaugh is running a bird store on Fifth Street as close to Stivers as possible. All the parrots recognize the students from Stivers and start Burke’s Speech as soon as a Senior is seen passing. Byron Alexander is Speaker of the House.Jack (layman is rather pessimistic and cares only to read and study. Luella Stiles is head cook in the lunch-room at Stivers and has invented a new kind of soup, for which the students are truly grateful. Stanley Morris is now teaching mathematics in Chicago I niversity. Freda Spector has won numerous medals for her rapid typewriting, her knowledge having been acquired at Stivers. Earl Schlafman is doing quite well instructing the orchestra at The Mansion. Esther Samp and Erma Jennings have become efficient German teachers in the high school at Middletown. Ohio. Mildred Jackson is in charge of 316 at Stivers, filling the place left vacant by Miss Chamberlin. Edward Boesch—short hut good-natured,—a great deal of knowledge in a little head. Now the author of a popular novel, ’’Thrice Lost and Won. ' (His own experience. I Katherine Ranzow is a Molly-Make-Believe. She answers personal questions privately, gives excellent advice, and cheers many a convalescent. Joseph Meyer is manufacturing talking machines. W e'll take it for granted he is good at that work. Mary Laker is enjoying her position at the information bureau in Kirby's new thirty-floor store at Toledo. Frank McCabe is somewhere along the border-line drilling recruits for the army. Eleanor Brueshaber, who was always active in school, has made a name for herself in politics. She is running the third time for mayor of Spursville. She has that never-give-up spirit which she attained at Stivers. Howard Saum, famous for his delicious chocolates and various confections, is still a resident of Dayton. Homer W i 11 is is studying Landscape Gardening. He always had an eye for the beautiful. Ernest Adleberger is still single and the leading florist of Englewood. They say he s ill likes the girls. Janies Allen is writing a series of books on “Modern Inventions,” which he expects to donate to Stivers. Alexander Bade was always fond of handling money, so he recently accepted the position of Cashier at the Germania Bank on Fifth Street. Dayton, Ohio. Carl Bieser has taken charge of hi. - father s business, and is now building a cozy little bungalow. Huby Cloak runs a factory at Sunset, Indiana, where they manufacture holes for doughnuts with great success. Lester Grice and Arthur Null have a large pigeon farm near Hills and Dales. They are contemplating training the birds for service in tin future wars. Carl Goelz is giving violin lessons. His favorite advertisement is “Never too old to learn.' John Grove has an immense wheat farm in Kansas, where his sole interest is centered. Herbert Coy is becoming famous as a bridge constructor. Dorothy Lesher is assistant art teacher to Miss Schauer of Stivers. Emma Anderson, who was always so kind and sympathetic, has founded a home for friendless cats and dogs. She is ably assisted by a kind visiting nurse, who is none other than Miss Naomi Brodt. Eager to return to their own country where they might recount in person their adventure. our suppliants hid a hasty adieu to the prophetess. They depart after first blessing Sibyl and Apollo, her inspirer. 74Tou must rise to the le el of our thoughts if you would be gladdened by them, and share our feelings if you would recognize our presence. —Ruskin77Jl MOK CLASS From the Postman s Pack Dayton, Ohio, June, 1917. Dear Betty: It lias been three years since we were together at the old district school. What jolly times we had together, didn't we? But isn't High School glorious? Just think, we are now ready to he called Seniors. It seems time to be included in that august group, for the three years have surely been milestones. I shall never forget my first day at Parker, the infant High School, the Mecca of mv dreams. How different and wonderful everything was! 1 re- P member I arrived at school one and one-half hours before school began. Then with wide open eyes, yet not seeing ones, did I wander from the Latin room to the English room, then from the Biology room to the Geometry room. My heart leaped and leaped at the wonders. When it came time to adjourn, I rushed home to report on faculty and studies. As the days passed, my eyes saw more and more, and 1 worked harder and harder. Relief came at times. There was that memorable George Washington birthday party, when all the boys and girls imitated the youths of 1772. As Marthas and Georges we played games, danced the minuet and ate cherries. Then 1 must not forget to tell you about the Daytonian Pageant, given by my class. This pageant gave the people of Dayton the history of the city, and brought fame to '18. r At the close of the year, I recall, we had a large school picnic. That was a wonderful occasion; happy friends, joyous games, and well-filled baskets were the aids. September, 1916, found two hundred sixty of us at Stivers High. Words fail to express my appreciation of Stivers, whose aim is not merely to store up facts, but to develop character. There is the unlocking of the store-house of knowledge, it is true, but there is also the training of all the faculties that cannot but make one who is true to himself, better physically, mentally and morally. t the beginning of our Junior year, Betty, we put away childish tilings; we gave up our Sophomore habits, together with our Sophomore studies, and proceeded to get a real education. We have been devoted to art, music and the drama: we have shone in domestic science; we have been represented in athletics; we have despised examinations and “we have had malice for none but charity for all." Our real purpose. however, has been scholarship. Perhaps you would he interested in a fewr statistics. At present, we are 1,488 feet in height and weigh 31,934 pounds, having lost 1,200 pounds since last October, due to the H. C. L. and also worry over our studies (? and examinations; but what remains is pure brain, brawn, and grit. Our attitude toward our principal, teachers, and all the powers that be, has been one of unquestionable obedience. Out of respect for their wishes, we have had two hundred sixty adenoids removed, as well as two hundred sixty pairs of tonsils: we wear upon our left arms vaccination scars, and we cheerfully give two hundred sixty nickels when any one suggests it. What wonder that Mr. Meek has been heard to exclaim, “All in all 1 shall not look upon their like again!’ During the past year we have been agreeably associated with the grave and reverend Seniors and we are everlastingly grateful to them for showing us “how not to do it.” We sincerely trust that we, as Juniors, have shown the Sophomores the correct path in Wisdom’s way. So. dear Betty, whenever you hear of Stivers, remember what 1 told you of the Class of ’18, and whenever you read about this class, think of Stivers, for here wfe are, “All for One and One for All. As ever your friend. 79 JANE..11 NIOR CLASSI do my dut;9; otker things trouble me not; for the]? are either things without life, or things without reason, or things that haOe rambled and know not the —Marcus Aurelius83 SOPHOMORE CLASSReminiscences of Parker in 1915 The September sixth our wish came true. When we entered Parker’s halls. And with many a giggle and heart failing, too, Were launched on “Learning’s squalls.” After a few days we accustomed grew To Parker’s ways and rules, And were very fond of—and loyal, to. The “very best of schools.” The Friday night we had our “Time,” The programs rendered were great, Then came the thrilling game of “the nine,” Won by either “Seven” or “Eight.” Not boys alone played the game, basketball, The girls threw baskets with skill; Their games were as hotly contested, all. As the games of “Harry” and “Will.” For development of our own special thoughts. Our clubs were built anew, Miracles in knowledge of books were wrought And in ways of “Travel,” too. Our Assemblies were meetings, very greatly enjoyed, Some very fine speakers had we; The programs gave pleasure unalloyed, Better, they helped us to be. 83The Great “Ruggles Family,” one and all. To our Christmas Party came, And after that ice cream, as I recall. We never felt the same. Our “Occasionals,” too, will always be good, No matter what’s inside the cover; We issued three numbers, each in a green hood. From the jokes we’ll never recover. The last, but not least event of the year. Was the wonderful pageant in May, Five hundred pupils from Parker were there. To help make this a notable play. “A Winter’s Tale” and “As You Like It,” Were two of Parker’s plays; The way in which every one performed, Was the talk for many days. At Parker High we were in power And enjoyed every right; We’re “little Soph’s.” at Stivers now. And shed almost no light. But cheer up, dear classmates, one and all, This oppression can not last; Some day we’ll, too, be Seniors tall. And rule the other class. —Helen Conner, ’19.00 X Athena Parthenos Fhe Medici Augustus CaesarImprovement Association HAT wise old Roman, Seneca, once wrote: “If thou have two loaves of bread, sell one and buy daffodils, for bread nourisheth the body, but daffodils delight the soul.” In agreement with Seneca that beauty is as necessary to human life as bread, the membership of the Improvement Association has worthily contributed its five-tent pieces toward a fund for the purchase of fine decorative objects for the school. At the beginning of this school year the treasury of the association contained $192.78. With this money there have been purchased (April 16, 1917) excellent Caproni copies of the Athena Parthenos, the Augustus, and two figures from the Julian tomb, Michael Angelo’s Lorenzo and Guiliano de Medici. There remains $214.09 of this year’s collection for a contemplated purchase of pictures to be hung in the dining room and the study hall occupied by the boys of the Co-operative School. The Association and the school are pleased with the acquisition of the statuary. It has been placed; the Augustus, seven feet, four inches in height, and the Athena seven feet, six inches, within the main entrance of the building. They give to those who enter a line and fitting impression of the dignity that is essential to a high school. The seated Medici figures (three feet, two inches), are upon the niches that flank the second floor landing. The originals of the two erect statues are early Roman or late Greek work, both were recovered after having suffered the vicissitudes of the fall of Rome and the Dark Ages that followed. The Augustus stands in the panoply of the office, the type of the great rulers who have governed peacefully and constructively. In his face and attitude are serenity, strength and intellectual power. The Athena, placed opposite him, may well have been his patroness and guide. The sculptor has chosen those details that would certainly and simply convey the essentials of her character and her function in the Greek theology. The Medici figures are Renaissance types. They are the work of the greatest sculptor of Christian times, his clear and 89interesting interpretation of two rulers of Florence, member of an illustrious family, 'flic one of these is notable as an expression of prolonged, abstracted, meditative thought. The Improvement Association is gratified to have been able, this year, out of ils accumulation of small coins, to place in the school so large a number of beautiful objects. That is the present and tangible achievement with which if is not, however, content. It cherishes the hope that there are also visible results— that all its members have secured an interest in fine art and a desire to see good taste prevail that will prompt them as they become atliliated with other organizations, to use their influence to have these groups set aside money to expend upon beautiful objects; that they shall condemn the ugly that so often passes for beauty in our cities, and finally that they shall always feel impelled to have about them some tine thing—the reproduction of a Greek statue, a bowl of daffodils. —H. B. To me art is the expression of beauty in tfhateyer form it may appear, in the home, in the shop, in daily life, in thought ond v?ork. It is something infinitely deeper and broader than the form through which it manifests itself. Its measure of Beauty is directly proportioned to the sincerity) of purpose and the fineness of the ideals that gi es it form. The conscious effort to understand and appreciate a work of Art strengthens our o n ideals; and striding to express our ideals, through w hate er task comes to our hands, e ma make our own life and the li-Oes of others happier, more Worthy and more Beautiful. —Ernest A. Batchelder 90How Were Friendship possible? In mutual de-Oo-tedness to the Good and True; otherwise impossible, except as Armed Neutrality, or hollow Commercial League- A man, be the Heavens e er praised, is sufficient for himself; yet Were ten men, united in Lo-tfe, capable of being and of doing what ten thousand singly would fail in. Infinite is the help man can yield to man. —Carlyle. 92 societies 93 04Mineteen hundred seventeen Irene Bender Ruth Bloek Rena Eckstein Lillian Fisher Alice Harn Lucille Leslie Helen Nonneman Carmen Reisser Minnie Reisser Madge Trisler W inifred Thompson Nineteen hundred eighteen Helen Curtin Lillian Franke Frieda Hiddesen Katherine Kuhlman Myrtle Kuhlman Dorothea Kipp Mary Littell Frances Leonard l.orie Moberlv (Henna Millard Estelle Nieprask Butli Thiele Kathleen Wertz Muriel West Alina Zile Edith Zile Marguerite Zink ineteen hundred nineteen Blanche Block Alberta Franke Thishe Shultz Laura Swope Rosella Shaffer Ruth Whitman Effie VI. McKinney, Adviser 93 M k JH 1 fey mw w Nineteen hundred seventeen Ruth M. Altick Fay Hildebrant S. Eleanor Brueshaber Rhea McConaughy Edythe M. Bussey Jeanette Ockelman Mildred M. Engler Lucile Roehm Marian I . Ernst Helene Townsley Nineteen hundred eighteen Olive Brvan Lee Sauer Ernestine Frieke Charlotte Schreek Alice McLaughlin Marie Tapper Nineteen hundred nineteen Lucille Eury Jeanette Spidel Lucy Mendenhall Charlotte W illoughby Thelma Sauer Mildred Michael Helen Steffen Winifred M. Ryder. Adviser 97 • 98Nineteen hundred seventeen Bertha Anderson Theresa Burkhardt Hazel Geis Mildred Gretsinger Helen Gunekel Florenee Haag Ganeva Hoel Iva Johnson Marie Kendig Helen Klennuer Mary Laker Leona Pooek Alice Purnell Catlierine Ranzow Helen Scheibenzuber Luella Stiles Trivilla Thiele Nineteen hundred eighteen Edith Gelbaugh Dorothy Grove Marie Hockey Mary Myers Leota Swartzel Harriet Weaver Nineteen hundred nineteen Nellienorma Bosley Edith Harrison Irene Hilgeman Marion E. Mildred Miles Dorothy Stiles Ruby Weidner Schlesinger. Adviser 90CIRCLENineteen hundred seventeen Ruth M. A It irk S. Eleanor Brueshaber Edythe M. Bussey Audrey Cooke Rena Eckstein Marian P. Ernst Ruth Eyler Ruth Friesingcr Dorothy Hamilton Kathleen Joyce Helen Nonneman Jeanette Oekelinan Kurile Roe Inn El vie Srhaefer Ruth Smith Lucile Thomassen Helene Townsley Madge Trisler Nineteen hundred eighteen Arline Adams Alma Driscoll Nora Early Louise Sauer (Henna Millard Florence Cahler Nineteen hundred nineteen 101 Ruth Haerr Joy Ike Martha K. Scliauer, Adviser Vera RamseyGERMAN CLUBA ineteen hundred seventeen Stella Allen Elizabeth Rosichan Gertrude Geisler Esther Samp Florence Haag Helen Seheibenzuber Grace Horton Frieda Spector Ruth Jacobs Audrey Tinnerman Erma Jennings Dorothy Tinnerman Leona Pools Nineteen hundred eighteen Bertha Braun Mathilda Maueh Helen Braun Alice McGlaughlin Marie Cain Katherine Milthaler Francis Cramer Florence Pfauhl Caroline Feinberg Mildred Reese Marv Hartman Ottilie Seeger Rose Hartzell Helen Stites Emma Haspel Marie Stone Fuel la Heinz Leota Swartzel Dorothea Kipp Ruth Thiele Ruth Kline Grace I tzinger Dorothy Kling Lillie Weinstein Til lie Levine Nineteen hundred nineteen Ruth Ault Wilma Jacobs Florence Beachler Ruth Johnson Retha Cramer Lillian Levine Helen Dennewitz Mildred Lukey Meta Doerfort Elsie Moeller Louise Duerr Dorothy Pfauhl Freda Eisenberg Winifred Scharrer Clara Gradsky Margaret W ilkening Clara E. Pagensteoher, Advisei 101!STL DENTS’ Y. W. C. A. CLl BStudents Y. W. C. A. Club “To create Christian ideals of work, play and service, and strive to be all-round girls ’ This is our purpose as Y. W. C. A. girls, and in endeavoring to he true to it, we have had a splendid year. During the past year every other Monday, we have gathered in the girls’ room at the Y. V. C. A. to work and to play. We have listened to vocational talks, which have broadened our vision. We have shared our time with others by visiting the Widows’ Home and reading to the blind. We have brightened the lives of several unfortunates at Christmas and Thanksgiving time. Then, too, we have enjoyed hikes, tramps and camp life to the fullest. Indeed we are wide-awake, jolly girls. The following girls are members of the club: M ary Alexander At ice Ashton Amanda Baldwin Marie Borchers Naomi Brodt Mildred Brower Freda Dant Della Deady Bernita Engler Johanna Ensor Ruth Fralin Florence Gabler Phoebe Gray Ruth Greenwald Dorothy Grove Mary Hartman Rose Hart .ell l.uella Heinz Ganeva Hool Emilie Horne Dorothy kling Helen Leidenberger Dorothy Lesher Mary Littell Mary McConnell Jennie Mitchell Marie Newell Clarice Rice Leota Swartzel Carrie Swisher Lola Tilton Marian Unzicher Kathleen Wertz Charlotte Willoughby Margaret Zartman Alma Zile Edith Zile 105Nineteen hundred seventeen Ernest Adelberger Byron Alexander Sidney Brown Kenneth Butler Harry Gillis Thomas Hawthorne Edgar Herrman Willard Keeler Harry Kenney John Matthews Harry Reiinuller J ames Steffa n Herschel NX olle Robert XX ooster Nineteen hundred eighteen George Heathman Orville Seeger Albert Kepler Virgil Newman Nelson Reeger Arthur Altiek Nineteen hundred nineteen Homer Lukens Clifford Theobald Oscar Woischwill Ralph Stutz J. C. Boldt, Adviser108Nineteen hundred seventeen James Allen Dewey Chamberlin Harold Deardorff Herbert Good Vernet Grove J. Gordon Howard Jobn Kern Levi Lenz Burns McGary Arthur Modler Alexander Hade Clifiord Wall Harold W etzel George Vi oodw ard Robert W right Nineteen hundred eighteen Carl Bertanger Castor Chrism a n Melville Frank A. Albert Hershey James Scholl Ivan Simms R. Cecil, Adviser 109110 Nineteen hundred seventeen Kenneth Beymer Carl Bieser John Breidnour Paul Brosier Ray Colley Harold Deardorff Frank Knaack Virgil Reinhardt J. Clifford Schlafman Herbert Schneider Howard Sebold Paul S. Speer L. Robert Stewart George Woodward Nineteen hundred eighteen George Heathman James Stites Carl Linxweiler Daniel Sweeney Nineteen hundred nineteen 111 Raymond Deen F. C. Stanton, AdviserSTIVERS ORCHESTRAStivers Orchestra Nineteen hundred seventeen Herbert Good Grace Horton Gordon Howard Fannie Levinson Nineteen hundred eighteen Carl Hoebner W illiam Breidenbach Carl Bangerter Frances Cramer Florence Pfauhl William Rappsilber Nineteen hundred nineteen Irvin Bowman Rov Haines Wanda Feldman Dorothy Pfauhl Richard W illiams A. L. Tebbs, Director itsTbe Classical Club One of the newest as well as one of the most promising organizations of Stivers is the Classical Chib, formed for the purpose of promoting an enthusiastic interest in the Latin language and literature as well as for the study of cultural subjects. Varied programs that show the practical bearing of Latin upon modern life and education have been rendered in a way that bespeaks abiding interest on the part of the membership. At present the members are hoping to present a classical play in the early part of the coming school year and to make a careful study of some of the most recent investigation in archeology. 1 hat a study of Latin makes the world about us more interesting as well as more intelligible is the slogan of this club. Mennorob On April 23 another literary society was organized by the Jewish young men of Stivers for the purpose of discussing the leading literary works of the past and present. The members of Mennoroh intend to make this society one of the strongest in the school. The club began its career under the leadership of the following officers: President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Adviser Jacob Myers Max Schultz Kay Ellison Joseph Myers Cory LeFevreCO-OPERATIVE HIGH SCHOOLCO-OPERATIYK IIl(,Ii SCHOOL118I 119 .FOOTBALL SQUADReview of Football Season ECAUSE of the delay in the opening of school, the football team did not begin with very bright prospects. This late start and also the loss of our star quarterback, did not daunt, however, the spirit of Stivers. Under the careful guidance of Coach Mar-quardt and the help of Captain Patterson, conditions were soon improved. The first game of the season was scheduled with Greenville High, both teams played hard, but at the end of the first half the score stood 0-0 against us. In the next half, Stivers fought gallantly, and by “Jit” bucking the line for a touchdown and kicking goal, the game was saved. The final score was 7-6 in favor of Stivers. Our next game was played with South High of Columbus. This time we tasted our first defeat. It must be remembered, however, that our team was not in practice and that South High was the strongest team in the state. When our boys finished with them, they admitted they had been in a game of real football. The score gave Stivers 6 and South High 18. Defeats never come singly. In the Stivers-Springfield game the score was against us. The boys,however, deserve much credit for the manner in which thev defended the Orange and Black. Stivers, not intending to lose all her games, held the strong team from Hamilton to a 7-7 tie. The next four games saw Stivers playing real football. Not satisfied to defeat the teams, they refused to let their opponents make a single point. The result was that Stivers scored 124 points while their rivals could gather nothing but “goose eggs” (0). The football season closed with the game between Stivers and Steele, in which the Tigers triumphed over the Lions. Although this victory was not so marked as that of last year, yet it was more exciting. Some may pick their individual stars, but the magnificent teamwork of the players and the “pep”-instilling yells of Stivers’ students brought the victory to our Alma Mater. SCORES 7 Greenville........ 6 6 South High........18 7 Springfield.......13 7 Hamilton ......... 7 61 Middletown ....... 0 13 Piqua............. 0 25 West Milton....... 0 25 Wilmington........ 0 27 Steele............10 Stivers............178 Opponents..........54 Stivers Stivers..... Stivers Stivers Stivers Stivers..... Stivers..... Stivers Stivers 121CAPTAIN EDWARD PATTERSON “Pat —captain of the eleven and holder of the position of left taekle. Many times did he strike the ground with a thump, hut he never remained there. “Pat” is second only to “Gil” and will be greatly missed when the whistle blows next year. WILSON LIGHTNER “Jit”—the tall, all-around athlete and true sportsman— who brought fame to Stivers and to himself. He will always be remembered for his able leadership, his skillful playing and his smile. To him we give the honors of the school. GEO. HEATHMAN—Center This is the fellow who kept his head and worked the trick 101 play on Steele. As center, he showed good form and earned a letter “S.” He has one season in which he can show his skill as a football player. Let it be mentioned he is an “A” student. OHMER BILLETT—Right Half Another unknown who succeeded in making himself known. He was chosen to take the place of Lee Fenner. “Bullets” proved to be equal to every emergency. If we remember the game with Steele we will agree that he was rightly named, “Bullets.' CHARLES BRATTEN—Center Although he shared the position at center with another this season, he should he good in any position. With another year’s training he ought to and will come back a veteran and increase the glory of Stivers on the gridiron. 12:1LAW HENCE BAKER—Left End “Snitz” doesn’t like speech-making, because tlie ends are last and have nothing left to say. He always found plenty to do, however, on the line. He was laid out many times, hut he soon revived under a dash of cold water. ALBERT DUDLEY—Tackle “Dud” always stood firm in football as wrell as in argumentation. He was not always in the lineup, hut ever ready to jump into the fray. Although he divided the honors of tackle with two other men, yet he brought great credit to himself. HAROLD YIOEHRI.YG Full Back “Mutt” was one of those fellows who didn’t believe in giving up. He alwrays fought to a finish. When the roll is called next year and he is absent, the Coach will have to do some extensive hunting to find another "Mutt.” DONALD BLAIR Righ Guard “Don” was the impregnable guard. He is a Junior and has another year to play. He is one who will serve faithfully wherever placed. 124LEROY STEVENS—Right Tackle “Ki l Stivers'" certainly lived up to his name. His ability to assimilate punishment excited the admiration and envy of the other fellows and caused them to fight with greater spirit. “Steve” furnished much interference for many a 40-yard touchdow n. GEORGE MeCUNE—Right End The original speed demon! McCune was the incarnation of speed. He broke up many a play in its formation and helped to save the glory of Stivers High. When George tackled he generally “got” his man. GEORGE DAN IS—Quarter Back This man did wonders in athletics while he was with us. At quarter he played a great game for the Orange and Black. WILCHER MORTON—Left Guard True to his position, he made a great guard for the ball when it was in Stiver s possession. On the offensive, he opened up the enemy’s line and proved himself a star. He took pleasure in spilling two men at once, and when it came to getting just one runner, he was “there.' 125BASKETBALL SQUADReview of Basketball Season When the time came to call for basketball recruits, it was necessary only to say “Delaware” to arouse enthusiasm. Forty boys responded to seek positions on the team that would again bring Delaware to mind. In spite of the loss of three important members of last year’s team, a splendid new team, was soon formed. Captain Lightner, Patterson, Munima, Davis and Heater were the lucky five. Later Wentzel took the place of Davis, who withdrew from school. Eckley, Brown, Schwab, Altick, Hopkins, Breid-enbach and Dudley were chosen as members of the second team. 'fhe season opened with Tipp City as our opponent. That team could hardly be termed an opponent, since the score showed Stivers 95 points, Tipp City 14 points. Our next game was with Fairview. Of course we could not be too hard on them, for they gave us one of our star forwards, Mumma. The final score was 47 to 11 in our favor. Then followed five important games; namely, Richmond, Pleasant Hill, West High of Columbus, Wilmington and Hamilton. Two of these games were real thrillers, the games with Richmond and West High of Columbus, not being won until the final moments. One of the most important games was with Waite High of Toledo. To add to the enthusiasm, the game was played at Triangle Hall, where a strong band of rooters greeted the players. How keenly every move was watched! What intensiveness of feeling when Stivers almost had the game! With determination did the Orange and Black hold on to the last, when the whistle proclaimed Waite High the victor. Stivers won easily from Springfield and Kentucky. The word “Delaware” soon began to “reverberate” through the corridors. “On to Delaware” became the cry. At the preliminaries our first opponent was Springfield; the second Zanesville; the third was Westerville. The victory at this point made the “Delaware” slogan more emphatic. Having overcome these teams, our lads went courageously against Marietta. This game proved to be the sensation of the Our Coachtournament. It was a fierce struggle from the very beginning to the end. when the score stood 23 all. It was necessary to play three minutes overtime. Marietta wanted the thing settled and started scoring, but Stivers also did a little and the score stood even again. Another three minutes was played; this time Stivers went ahead to stay, and to have the right to play in the finals. The following week the spirit of the school ran high. Arrangements were made to run a special train to Delaware. The following Saturday three hundred students made the trip to Delaware. The first game was between Huron and East Liverpool for the championship of Northern Ohio. Huron won the honor. The championship of Southern Ohio was then sought in the game between Stivers and Cumberland; Stivers easily defeated the latter. Then came the final and also the fatal ganie between Stivers and Huron for the championship of Ohio. It was a close, hard-fought game, and ended in favor of Huron. Summing up the basketball season of 1917, we find that Stivers played seventeen games, of which she lost but two. Thus the year’s record shows the result of hard work and good training. This success is due to the perseverance of the bovs and their efficient training under Coach Marquardt and his able assistant, Charles Crooks. Stivers SCORES 95 vs. Tippecanoe City 14 Stivers vs. Fairview 11 Stivers 42 vs. Richmond 38 Stivers 35 vs. Pleasant Hill .30 Stivers 21 vs. W. High, Columbus. 20 Stivers 44 vs. Lockland 8 Stivers 27 vs. Wilmington 17 Stivers 34 vs. Hamilton 14 Stivers 38 vs. Waite of Toledo 41 Stivers 35 vs. Springfield .21 Stivers 74 vs. Dayton, Kv., 24 Stivers TOURNAMENT GAMES 20 vs. Springfield 10 Stivers .26 vs. Zanesville 16 Stivers 27 vs. Westerville ... 11 Stivers 29 vs. Marietta .26 Stivers 26 vs. Cumberland . 3 Stivers ■■■15 vs. Huron 21 128129CAPTAIN WILSON LIGHT'SERPatterson, Guard Vluimna, Forward an Horn. Forward Weutzel, Guard AJtick, Guard Heater, CenterCONTINUATION BASKETBALL SCORES Contins 41 Fairview 12 Contins 43 Alumni .. 16 Contins 40 Osborn . .19 Contins. 43 Union City 20 Contins 30 ()shorn ..21 Contins 62 Fairview 5 Contins 11 Union Citv 19 Contins 27 St. Mary’s 20 Contins 25 St. Mary's 29 132133Review of Baseball Season When the season opened for that great spring game, baseball, the weatherman didn’t satisfy the fans. The Stivers baseball enthusiasts had only an occasional opportunity to practice and found it difficult to keep up their spirit. But when it was announced that athletic relations with Steele would be resumed, no rain could weaken their ardor. Then the squad did work, and as a result won the first game played with Osborn. So far this season, the Steele-Stivers game has been the best. Before the season closes, it is expected that the baseball fans will root for the Orange and the Black in several interesting games. THE BASEBALL SCHEDULE Stivers vs. Osborn .......................... April 2? Stivers vs. Miami Military Institute May 4 Stivers vs. Hamilton ...........................Mav 11 Stivers vs. Fairview............................May IF Stivers vs. Steele...........................May 16 Stivers vs. Osborn .....................May 18 Stivers vs. Brookville.. May 25 Stivers vs. Springfield June 2B. HOYNE. FIELDER CLARENCE WEN.TZEL PITCHER ---------------------- WILLIAM KOCH FIELDER =±= — ARTHUR. ALTICK SECOND base NEAL DALTOM PlTCHER.FlELDER 136K!7CARL 'I RAUTMAN—Second Lieutenant. Ft. Benjamin Harrison WILSON LIGHTNER—Medical Department EDW ARD PATTERSON—Medical Department ROBERT BOWMAN—Signal Corps 1 SIDNEY ECK.LEY—Signal Corps HERSCHEL WOLFE—Second Recruit Co. ELLSWORTH YOUNG—Cavalry HAROLD MOEHRING—Medical Department FIELD ARTILLERY—Dayton Ohmer Billet Tlios. Hawthorne A. W. Fischer, co-op. C. M. Allinger, co-op. Frank McCa Lester Grice, co-op. Paul Brosier Henry Younguian Chas. Crooks ■, Co-op. 138St ivers Song It was the good ship Stivers High That sailed upon Life's changing sea. Her sails were spread. all spirits high. A gallant crew had she. Her port shone far. a distant star Her goal—ideals attained, And every year that she had sailed New laurels she had gained. CHORUS— Ileigho-heigho Stivers High. Heavo ho. lads, with a joyful cry; Good luck, good luck. Stivers High. Sail on. Stivers High. But lo. a change comes o'er the sea; The storm king's banner far is flung: The pilot starts, “Ahoy!” cries he, “Another victory won." Then every lad springs to his place; The lasses cht er them on. And though great storms come on apace. They staunchly sing this song. CHORUS— Each year the good ship touches port And sets ashore an eager crew. Come battles note of every sort To Stivers we'll be true. Each eye is trained, trained is each hand: Life's lessons we'll learn well. And in our hearts on sea or land These words shall ever dwell. CHORUS— i:«»140 141There’s a wonderful school named Stivers; Its tasks and its good times are divers; I he students are good, and behave as they should, And the teachers are leaders, not drivers. Here’s to the class of nineteen seventeen, ho’s spirit is bright and clean, Wh o knows no word as stop, I util over the goal they hop. So remember them as studious and serene. I he lessons are hard at times I'll admit. Some lose hope, and are ready to quit. Don't lei this stop you; Just work that much more. Then some day a victory, you surely will score. Vie have in our school a gym; If you're fat, go there—you'll grow thin; If you're thin, go there—you'll grow fat; 1 ry a little bounce on the mat. There's a hoy in our school called Jill, Vi ho is great at tossing a pill; He has been with us for years; When he leaves we’ll surely shed tears. But his memory will he with us still. “Dickery, dickery dock,” Sings the large old office clock, “Run up the step; You Ve a minute yet, Dickery, dickery dock.” 142On the stairway hangs the stars and stripes, Augustus Caesar guards the right, Beautiful Athena to the left stands true And says to all “How do you do.” Now isn’t it strange, in the land of the free That ones like these should faithful he? But we’ll let them stand by the stars and stripes Athena to the left and Caesar to the right. Till they fall in love and elope some night And forget their duty by the stars and stripes. Hush! hush! the chorus ghost. It echoes through the building; We all give praise, and also boast Of this, our Junior Chorus Ghost. All Stivers was silent while the sun shone so bright. And the parade was coining with all of its might; Not a word had been mentioned— And the pupils looked sour— The parade was expected by all in an hour,— We could see ourselves drinking the cold lemonade. So why couldn’t Stivers get out for the parade? No, we must sit by and be lookers on. Shoot, no use talking, the parade is gone. There is a young man we call “Pat,” Who was always so bashful that When he gave an address He felt great distress, But Stivers made a speaker of "Pat.’ There is a young man named Wall, On hooks does his mind ever fall; He is very bright. For he always recites. And the teachers on him love to call. A terrible place is the gym. Where one loses all of his vim. When the coach with a shout Cries, “Wake up or get out!” Oh, why do we have to go in? It is now the time for parting, And here and there we are darting We hate to leave. But dare not deceive; We are glad vacation is starting. 143144145The Staff Editor-in-chief ............................................ Harold Deardorff Literary Editors.......................................... Mary Stokes Viable Bodey Harry Kenney Business Manager. Athletic Editor Assistant Society Editor . Assistant Class Editors... James Steffan Paul Speer Rena Eckstein Eleanor Brueshaber Robert Wright Mary Littell Louise Hermann Photographer Assistant Artists ...... Stenographers Kenneth Butler Lewis Miller Burns McGary El vie Schaeffer Harry Stowe Trivilla Thiele Lucile Leslie Lucile Thomassen Faculty Members M iss Schauer 1 iss Horrell Mr. Heitz

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