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CAST fl 1W0W ¥ EVTEWe are not content to pass away entirely from the scenes of our delight; we would leave, if but in gratitude, a pillar and a legend.WILLIAM CAMPBELL IIEEDEIi
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PEBBC ITEDj t o 3Thou Hast Served
(To W. C. Reeder)
Thou, too, host served by daily duty done,
By numerous kindly acts thou scarce couldst know, As much as they who glorious victories won;
And thou the seeds of character didst sow;
From thee the timid soul the courage caught Which led him to that realm where honors wait— Thy messenger, he is avoiding naught That tries his will; and, taught to conquer Fate,
He wins the laurels thou canst not acquire;
Ifor thou didst sacrifice much true renown When thou to thy disciples gavest thy power.
But, multiplied so many thousand times,
Thou seest it in these retrospective years,
Through many channels, aid the world each hour.
8William Campbell Reeder
HERE were neither vocational guides nor conferences nor even long magazine articles on the subject of choosing one’s life-work, when William C. Reeder was a boy of sixteen. It was not, therefore, as a result of pondering over the demands of the profession and its possibilities that he decided to become a teacher; but his aptitude for study and a desire to be useful started him, almost without his consideration or consent, in the work which he has been doing cheerfully and well for fifty-four years.
Perhaps Mr. Reeder inherited some portion of his pedagogical skill, for his greatgrandfather, Andrew Small, a soldier of the Revolutionary War, who had been with Washington at Valley Forge, was one of the first teachers in Montgomery County. He taught in a country school near Miamisburg. A paternal ancestor, Elijah Reeder, kept a tavern in Franklin, at the beginning of the nineteenth century. His descendants, among them Alexander I). Reeder, the father of “our” Mr. Reeder, who had married Margaret Denise, continued to reside there. The family, therefore, had become quite well established when William C. became a member of it, on January 16, 1844. The house in which he was born is still standing.
He received most of his education in the Franklin public school. In his fifteenth and sixteenth years, however, he attended a private school, where, because the teacher had too many pupils, he took charge of the classes in Mental, Grammar and Spelling. At the same time he made daily preparation for seven recitations in his own work.
So useful an assistant had no need to seek employment. He was offered a position in the Franklin Township School, where he taught, as he expresses it, “everything from A, B, C’s to Second-part Algebra,” twenty-six weeks, for one-hundred-sixty dollars. He continued teaching in various township schools of Warren and Montgomery counties until 1868, when he entered Germantown High School, where he remained three years.
Following this he was superintendent of the Miamisburg schools in 1871-72. He taught in the Franklin High School from 187S until 1884, one year after his removal to Dayton. His experience a little later as a teacher at Chambersburg is interesting, for it shows his vitality and energy'. He walked to that town from Dayton, each morning, and walked home in the evening—a distance of fourteen miles in all.
After a series of attempts at various other kinds of work, which followed the two years at Chambersburg, Mr. Reeder returned to teaching in 1893, when he was chosen as a member of the Steele High School Faculty. He remained there seventeen years, shortly after which he came to Stivers to teach five weeks. These, he says, have been the longest five weeks of his life. They are only now drawing to a close after eleven years of service in Stivers, where many who have known him either as teacher or as co-worker and those who have known him well in both relations will miss his cordial greeting and his kindly manner.
Mr. Reeder is strong, vigorous, even young except in years of service, and were it not for the state pension law he might “carry on” for a long time to come. Perhaps the secret of his “eternal youth” lies in his philosophy of life, or, rather, lack of it, for he declares that he has none, saying, “I just took things as they came.”
Perhaps we are most interested in the experiences heretofore mentioned; but these have not been all of life for him. In 1865, when he was twenty-one years old, he married Miss Lovina Brown, who died in 1882. There were seven children, four of
9whom are living: Mrs. Jennie Palfrey and Alex D. Reeder, of Oakland, 111.; Clark B. Reeder, of Berkeley, 111.; and Frank Reeder, Dayton, Ohio. In 1887, he married Mary Ida Dunne, his present wife.
He carried mail for Uncle Sam in ’85 and ’86, when sixteen carriers constituted the entire force. Later he worked in the Stoddard factory for a short time and clerked at a housewares store for a still briefer period. Here, according to Mr. Reeder’s statement, the proprietor hired him for life and kept him a week. Then for several months, he was chief inspector at the N. C. R. factory, putting his “seal of approval” on thirty machines a day for the small wage of one dollar and fifty cents. But a much larger sum was paid to the members of the Dayton Police Force; and so, for the next five years he helped enforce the law.
Some activities in journalism also helped to add spice to life. The first attempts were made on “The Gleaner,” a high school paper published in Germantown. Later Mr. Reeder edited regularly nine columns in the “Franklin Chronicle.” He was at one time Germantown correspondent for the “Miamisburg Bulletin.” He even read proof for a town daily for two years. All this, however, was in addition to his teaching.
Our sketch would be incomplete if we failed to mention the fact that Mr. Reeder was a soldier in the Civil War from May to September, in 1864. His regiment, the 146th O. N. G., did guard duty in West Virginia. Here, as sentinel, he had his most thrilling war experience. Scene, an old road with a pine forest in the background ; the time, midnight. A heavy body moved along in the pitchy blackness. The young sentinel cried, “Halt! who goes there?” and received for reply, “Moo-oo” from the old cow, which, we suspect from the twinkle in Mr. Reeder’s eye as he tells this, was not so much disturbed by the challenge as was the young guard of twenty who gave it.
When asked about his relics of the war Mr. Reeder mentioned only a cannonball brought from Pittsburg Landing by his brother. Among other treasures, however, is a portrait of his father, an excellent likeness, painted by Thomas Buchanan Reed on a piece of bed-ticking. The artist had set out with a theatrical troupe, had found himself without funds, and so had been forced to remain in Franklin where he earned his living by painting. Equally as precious is a sword used by his maternal grandfather n the war of 1812.
But there are treasures that are more valuable than these. They are memories that a traveler stores away. Mr. Reeder has many such, for he met with the National Educational Association in Washington, Detroit, Boston, Chicago and Denver; visited the world’s fairs at Buffalo and St. Louis; and has seen Niagara Falls and Yellowstone Park. He recalls a most enjoyable trip to Mammoth Cave in a wagon and a summer spent in Mississippi and Texas.
In reply to the question, “What has been your greatest compensation in life?” Mr. Reeder answered, “Meeting my old pupils who recognize me and always seem glad to see me.” Among these thousands the writer wishes to include herself and to assure Mr. Reeder that she has ever kept in memory her first high-school instructor in English by preserving a little bundle of themes—brave first attempts—bearing his pencil-marks and critiques.
And so, Mr. Reeder,
In whatever fields your work may be,
Whatever tasks may come to thee,
Be mindful of these thousands still Who by your aid have climbed the hill;
And know that many a wish sincere Goes with you ever, there or here;
For health and joy and everything That you would have the future bring.
10STIVERS HIGH SCHOOLThou who hast the power to bring Contentment to the heart,
To fill with joy the leisure hour And soothe e’en sorrow's smart, Let this our humble tribute be, Spirit of Learning, to thee.
Within our treasured halls abide;
Keep lesser gods away;
Bid every student yield his heart Freely to thy sway;
1 hat Stivers e'er a shrine may be, Spirit of Learning, to thee.
13WILLIAM H. MECK Principal of Stivers High School
15Behold the Wise Ones! They who led us through The rose-thorns, showing where the nectar grew. Approach their shrine with grateful arms upraised And say, “Lo, Masters! Every word was true.”
16WILLIAM H. MECK
Ohio Wesleyan, A. B. Miami University, A. M.
Ohio Wesleyan University
C. F. GEETING
University of Chicago, Ph. B. University of Michigan, A. M.
HELEN JOAN HULTMAN
Denison, Ph. B.
W. 0. STUTZ
Capital University, A. B. Ohio State University, A. M.
Western Reserve University, Ph. B.
Manual Training Department
C. MAUDE WOOLPERT
Ohio Wesleyan, A. B. Chicago University Columbia University
WILLARD H. MARQUARDT
Director of Physical Training Y. M. C. A. College, Chicago
MARGARET M. RITZLER
Business Practice Latin
Ohio State University. B. S. Columbia University
SARAH A. DIC KSON
Wellesley College, A. B.
C. G. SHARKEY
Vocational Director Ohio State University
B. FRANCES BRUNS
General History Latin
Ohio Wesleyan University, A. B. De Pauw University Columbia University
E. H. DEXTER
Mechanical Drawing Purdue University, B. S.
GERTRUDE M. KERN
Physical Director Normal College, A. G. U.
Ancient History French
University of Michigan, A. B. Columbia University Chicago University
GlIY B. EARLY
Assistant, Physical Training Miami University, A. B.
Commercial Subjects Phonographic Institute Stenographic Institute University of Michigan Stenotypy Institute
CORY LE FEVRE
Princeton, A. B.
Prevocational School Michigan State Normal School Columbia University
20MARION E. SCHLESINGER
Modern History Antioch College, A. B.
Ohio State University, A. M.
Commercial Law Denison, Ph. B.
Secretary to the Principal
LEO J. KREUTZMAN
Forging Machine Shop I. C. S.
MARY P. MURPHY
Make Time School
Oberlin College, A. H.
Ohio University, B. S. in Ed. Col umhia U n ive rsity
Assistant in Physics Department
IRENE I). KIMMEL
P revocation al School University of Cincinnati
Cabinet Making Pattern Making Wood Turning Northwestern, A. B.
Kansas State Manual Training Normal, B. S.
RUTH C. JACOBS
Assistant, Commercial Department
22S. M. HEITZ
Ohio Northern University, A. B.
ALICE E. DIETER
Denison University, Ph. B.
LEON R. CROWELL
Shop Mathematics Shop Science Mechanical Drawing Williamson, M. E. Smith-Hughes Training School University of Cincinnati
AGNES C. READY
Miami, A. B.
Commercial Geography Wittenlmrg A. B.
BESSIE C. BUVINGER
A. R. CECIL
Antioch College, A. B.
LOUISE M. DORNBUSCH
Ohio State University, B. S.
CHARLES E. McDARGH
Smith-Hughes Training School University of Cincinnati
Assistant Physical Director
24EDNA H. WIERS
Pratt Institute, Graduate
Shop Mathematics Shop Science Mechanical Drawing Smith-Hughes Training School University of Cincinnati
Ohio University, B. S. in Ed. O. U. School of Commerce
EARL E. THOMAS
Assistant, Chemistry Department
MABEL E. BRONSON
Stenography Bookkeeping Salesmanship Oberlin, A. B.
25LYDIA P. GALLOWAY
University of Michigan, A. B. University of Michigan
ALBERT E. PAPE
Buffalo State Normal School
CHLOE I. NISWONGER
Otterbein, A. B.
DURLIN C. HICKOK
Drawing Sheet Metal Carpentry
Ohio Wesleyan University Kent State Normal School Ohio State, B. S. in Ed.
MARIE F. ROTTERMANN
Trinity College, A. B.
26EDWARI) T. BREWSTER
Commercial Geography Ancient History
Ohio Wesleyan University, A. M.
FLORENCE E. LANGE
English Dramatic Art Smith College, A. B. Columbia University
W. 0. BARNETT
Automobile Construction Naval Elect College
Western College, A. B. Columbia University
W. C. REEDER
Cooperative School Muskingum (In Absentia)
M. HELEN KELLER
Home Economics M iami University Chicago University
Ancient History General History University of Chicago Milwaukee Teachers’ Seminary
MARTHA K. SCHAUER
Pratt Institute, Graduate Columbia University
Miami University A. B. (In Absentia)
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Then every lad- springs to his place. The lasses chear them on,
And though great storms come on a pace, They staunchly sing this song.
Each year the good ship touches port And sets ashore an eager crew Come battles now of every sort To Stivers well be true.
Each eye is trained, trained is each hand Life’s lessons well learn well,
And m our hearts on sea or land These words shall ever dwell.
29Come, swell the song, O Friends, and send it far Till down the Blue the voice of some fair star Questions, “What is this multitude that ever grows?” Then smiles the School, “All these my children are.”
31MOTTO: Faciemus quodcumque petimus
Vigor vum! bingo bum! Rah! for the class of ’21 Lots of pep, full of fun. That’s the class of ’21!
_____________________Mary KendallCHARLES HOFFMAN
(Huff) Huffman His life was gentle, and the elements So mixed in him that Nature might stand up,
And say to all the world, “This was a Man."
(Home) Huffman Friendship, love and brotherhood Are they not self-understood?
(Heinie) Ruskin To me are mountain masses grandly dumb
I question neither whence nor why they come.
(Betty) Ruskin At a ball or dance till wee hours come, She’d dance away like a teetotum.
(Jess) Huffman Dimples—the delicate wells which a sweet smile forms in a lovely cheek.
(Tarzan) Lincoln People of a lively imagination are generally curious, and always so when a little in love.
(Hano) Washington Nor speaks loud to boast her toil— In her calmness, eloquent.
(Ray) Lincoln As merry as the day is long,
On his tongue there is always a song.
(Snookums) Patterson After man came woman;
But he has been after her ever since.
(Dutch) Huffman In him you will find justice and truth.
(Maidia) Whittier The path of duty is the way to glory; She journeys onward with noble step.
(Charley) Ridgefield, N. J.
Give us the chap that is happy and gay, The kind that brightens life’s dark way.
(Jean) Emerson A diminutive star, she shines before the footlights.
(Pete) Lincoln If children grew up according to early indications we should have nothing but geniuses.
(Snookie) Lincoln The pattern of all patience; the essence of daintiness, a model of intelligence.
(Peg) Franklin Her health.' And would on earth then-stood
Some more of such a grace.
(Nell) McKinley One mans word is no man s word; Justice needs that both be heard. (Speak up!)
(Bert) Patterson A girl with a calm and tender way, and a smile full of hope and cheer.
(Joe) Franklin love drawing tools, pencils and pen For of drawing I have quite a ken.
(Bergy) St. Anthony "An angel when asleep,” tis said.
But how could nonsense leave her headf
(Greasy) Emerson Be gone, dull care!
Thou and I shall never agree.
(Millie) Huffman In earnestness and sincerity She has no parallel.
(Aristophocles) Ruskin What more can be said of, a man than this: "He stands foursquare to every wind that blows."
(Gabby) Franklin There’s nothing ill can dwell in such a maiden.
(Bob) Central Lovingly I’ll sing of love Ever comes she from above.
(Hen) Holy Family A good dinner lubricates business.
(Shrimp) Ruskin Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
(Les) Whittier Do you suppose I am in the world to give advice?
(Peggy) Ruskin At learning’s fountain it is sweet to drink But 'tis a nobler privilege to think.
(Buss) Holy Family We can at least try to educate our teachers.
(Ally) Holy Trinity fitly above her sex but that's not all, Lovely, char mine , sweet anti very small.
(Doc) Franklin He talks much to his friends but otherwise he is silent.
(Frank) Huffman Her reliance on truth, on virtue and on friends is unfaltering.
(Mayor) McKinley I am a wanderer, a pilgrim through the world.
But what else are you?
(Dizzie) Franklin With her gentleness is the most persuasive and powerful argument.
(A) Huffman A spirit so pure as hers is always pure, e'en though it errs.
(Pete) Patterson In business some day he might hold sway But he doesn't seem to be built that way.
(Lou) Emerson Her eyes are homes of silent prayer.
(Jake) Emerson Man and man only can do the impossible.
(Heinie) Lincoln Her heart, howe’er it beats, beats sincerely.
(Tap) Rusk in
Her step is music and her voice is song.
(Herb) Emerson I love to dance and sing and play And have my own, a careless way.
HELEN STEVENS (Steve) Willard Manners are the great charm of woman.
(Fritz) Holy Family In language sweet, simple and sincere I’ll tell the world you are a dear.
A loyal heart, a spirit brave.
(Teddy) Franklin The pearl is the image of purity, lint she is purer Ilian tile pearl.
(Hoge) Ruskin Like a gray hound he could run, like a tiger fight.
(Smiley) Allen Never denying another's merit; ever proving her own.
(Hub) Willard A quick thinker who seasons his words well with the spice of conversation— wit.
(Auburn) Miamisburg, Ohio When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music.
(Moses) Emerson A modest woman is ever amiable.
(Hoss) Ruskin Nothing had such a demoralizing effect on our opponents as Oakley’s smile.
CATHERINE EI KENBARY
(Kay) Holy Family A rose of the world that sweetened so the same.
(Bill) Harrison With men I get on rather better; for I feel that one must weigh them by avoirdupois weight and not by the jeweler’s scales.
(Roey) Ruskin In all a cheerful and amiable person.
(Jim Crow) Patterson How few I kink justly of ike t kinking few;
How many never I kink wko I kink I keg
(Kay) Ruskin The sweetest name that mortals hear Were best befitting thee.
(Legs) Garfield Children are not responsible for what they do.
(Gertie) Ruskin Nothing is more unbecoming than haste in woman.
(Ossie) Central Nature when she adds difficulties, adds brains.
(Ged) Emerson Love, sweetness, goodness in her person shine.
(Herb) Miamisbu rg "I don’t see that.”
(Ree) Ruskin A heart as soft, a heart as kind,
A heart as sound and free
As in the whole world thou canst find
That heart is found in "Ree."
(Kismet) Patterson One who is not careless in deeds, confused in words, nor rambling in thought.
(Pete) Huffman Delicacy in woman is strength.
(Dick) Syracuse Studious he looks with shell rims so thick,
But this is not so in the case of Dick.
(Sue) Ruskin Her eyes disclosed what eyes alone could see.
(Smitty) Willard Dream not that freedom you will get For you will have a wife to rule thee yet.
(Peggy) Garfield There’s no room for sadness when one sees her cheery smile.
(Buss) Van Cleve His silence is sweet.
(Purity) Patterson A useless life is an early death.
(Slowly) Huffman Never did a name describe a woman better.
(Red) Willard I am never at anchor, I shall never be, I am sailing the glass of infinity’s sea.
(Murry) Owensboro, Ky.
IVhen a maid has no design but to speak plain truth she isn't apt to be talkative.
(Charley) Huffman Pushing to the front.
(Andy) Jackson Much have I travelled in realms of gold.
(Bea) Longfellow Silence lias been given to woman the better to express her thoughts.
(Cobbles) Willard Silence is suggestive of wonderful capability.
(Happy) Garfield Par excellent in mathematical things, Euclid’s praises this miss sings.
(Red) Canton, Ohio liis raptures were
All air and fire ;
For that fine madness still he did retain Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.
(Mickey) Ruskin Her virtues are divine,
She rightly does inherit heaven’s graces.
(Deacon) Longfellow Self-love exaggerates our faults as well as our virtues.
(Barney) Patterson All hearts her captives; hers yet free.
(Dollar Bill) St. Paul’s Lutheran I will find my unknown or guess again.
(Eddie) Lincoln Beauty in her heart writes its name upon her face.
(E-E) McKinley Who doubts that she was not designed The eclipse and glory of her kind?
(Al) Emerson The human race is but a monotonous affair.
(Her Majesty) St. Paris, Ohio Her lovely countenance is the fairest of all sights.
(Baron) Wadsworth, Ohio What I am I have made myself.
(Dolly) Huffman The gods are just; her charm is but deserving.
(Lee) Chicago, 111.
And thus she walks among her girls With praise and mild rebukes; Subduing e'en rude village churls By her angelic looks.
(Mac) Central Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.
(Glady) Patterson She is like a dream of poetry that may not be written or told.
(Bob) Central The world runs on from one folly to another.
(Fritz) Holy Trinity Oh, beauteous spring which flows so fair.
(Lon) Emerson A man among men Will we ever see liis likeness again?
(Sib) Camden, Ohio
Silence anti reserve suggest latent power.
(Jack) Piqua, Ohio I have seen much and reflected still more The world opens itself to me more and more.
(Bunny) Lincoln It was only a glad good morning As she passed along the way.
But it spread the morning's glory Over the livelong day.
THOMAS BOYLE (Tom) McKinley I am as constant as the northern star.
(Ed) Emerson Your reasoning power my friend tVill always help you in the end.
(Frenchy) Ruskin Blushes are the rainbows of modesty.
(Podunk) Weaver His delight is great when he exercises faculties that have been given him, even though nothing further come of it.
(Mac) St. Anthony Greatness seems in her to take its noblest form, that of simplicity.
(Mack) Cortland, Ohio May each honest effort be Crowned with lasting constancy.
(Hans) Franklin In deeds of mischief, she lias a head to plan and a hand to execute.
(Lucky) Emerson Nothing upon earth is without difficulties.
VERA SC H El BEN BERGER
(Schy) Lincoln Nothing does so much honor to a woman as patience.
(Art) Huffman Night after night he studied long Only to find that his proof for the theorem was wrong.
(Mickey) Franklin . She has borne unconsciously the spell of loveliness.
(Dot) St. Joseph A star so often has she been.
How can she become mortal again?
(Bob) Troy If ’hile a few suns and many moons have waned,
A rich experience he has doubtless gained.
(Irish) Sacred Heart She is a volume within herself, if you but know how to read her.
(Chief) W ashington Fond is he of joke or pun Everything to him is fun;
On the gridiron he's right there Asa player he’s a bear.
(Mars) Willard It’s innocence and modesty That polishes a woman.
(Speed Demon) Harvy Wells He was a gentleman from sole to crown.
(Nihil) Emerson A maiden never bold, of spirit so still and quiet that her motion blushes at herself.
(Jack) Ruskin A calm and steadfast mind and heart so pure;
It’s a pleasure to know you that’s sure.
(Soupe) McKinley With open mouths we sat dumbfounded. When she to us that Trig expounded.
(Fat) Ruskin I would not have a lean and hungry look.
(Buddy) Ruskin A star whose light puts that of the footlights to shame.
(Mister) Belmont If men are never their thoughts to employ, Take rare to provide them a life full of joy.
(Ma) Patterson Her sweet, clear notes ascend the sky And heavenly joys inspire.
(Marv) Lincoln A thousand flies did I even slay.
Yet one did wake me at break of day.
(Pinkey) McKinley Blessing and blest where’er she goes.
(Tuggles) Lincoln It is the greatest and most genuine of pleasures to observe a great mind in sympathy with our own.
(Kate) Ruskin What? Oh! What ran that power be That draws so many friends to thee?
(Skillets) Patterson We look too high For things close by.
(Snooze) Emerson Her thoughts are noble, her words divine.
LA VERNE ROTHAAR
We have weaknesses both by birth and education and it may be questioned which of the two gives us the more trouble.
(Bill) Webster Children and youths wander on in a sort of happy intoxication.
(Dolly) Bath County Do the good and not the clever, Fill thy life with true endeavor.
(Blan) Lincoln Yet still there is a difference between bad and worse.
(Peggy) Patterson She has a natural wise sincerity, a simple truthfulness, a moveless dignity.
(Les) Allen Listen Lester to my song You’re always right whether right or wrong.
(Bernie) Emerson Her greatest power lies in serenity.
(Don) Patterson The hoy stands astonished!
(Billie) Kemp Never weary in well doing.
(Ken) Central Sleep — that soothing narcotic which soothes and revives the overworked (?)
(K) Wagner Bashful sincerity and comely love.
(Canary) Harrison Decision and perseverance are the noblest qualities of man.
(Gee-Gee) Ruskin How beautiful is youth!- How bright it gleams with its allusions, aspirations, dreams.
(Bill) Central Thus roll I, never taking ease In my tub, like Saint Diogenes The motives now are those, now these, Now nothings, now realities.
(T ack) W ebster Sweeter than the lids of Juno's eyes.
(Jack) St. Joseph Though to be sure, I fain would seize On pleasant school-days A little liberty and careless ease.
(Shorty) St. Paul’s Lutheran He rose in everything—slowly but steadily.
(Teddy) Huffman Vivacity is the gift of woman.
(Concealer) Holy Angels No more I burn the midnight oil I consume the Mazda as I toil.
(Abby) Weaver A face with gladness overspread. Soft smiles, by human kindness bred.
(Eddie) Central A youth—jolly and with face so fair And oh! the smile that’s always there.
(Sharley) Patterson The resolute, the indomitable will of woman can achieve much.
(Skinny) Ruskin Quiet, calm, serene and true A worker with a task to do.
(Annett-cha) Longfellow Her virtues mount like billoivs to the sky.
(Fritz) St. Paul’s Lutheran Water, its living strength shows When obstacles its course oppose.
(Edie) Weaver A countenance in which did meet sweet records, promises as sweet.
(Art) McKinley We grant although he had much wit He was very shy of using it.
(Shorty) Louisville, Ky.
A miss is as good as her smile.
(Jazzbo) St. John’s There is something sublime in a calm endurance.
(Al) Emerson In pouring happiness on others She has spilled some on herself.
(Blockie) Harrison Short and sweet.
(Stell) Van Cleve It is remarkable how one person can radiate such cheer.
(Rummy) Whittier Oh, my friend! Why is it that the tor-rent of genius so seldom bursts forth?
(Lil) Ruskin She hallows e’en the very ground beneath her feet.
(Fox Trot) Germantown Reahly don cha know? I to wall above men.
MARY EILEEN WILLIS
(Babe) Washington The virtuous action performed for virtue’s sake is alone truly commendable.
(Peaches) Patterson A bold, fearless, outspoken youth If ho can always convince what lie says is the truth.
(Bobby) Webster —If eyes were made for seeing,
Then Beauty is its own excuse for being.
(Minnie) Cincinnati, Ohio Great men are not appreciated by their contemporaries.
(Zell) Sacred Heart In tones so siveet we hear her speak A maid so charming and so meek.
(Oysters) McKinley With his "Oui! Oui! Monsieur"
He learned some French that s sure.
(Lute) St. Paul’s Lutheran IVork is his sport.
Success, his port.
(Margie) Ruskin There is one kind of wisdom which we learn from the world, and another kind which can be acquired in solitude only.
(Heinie) Beavertown, Ohio
An honest countenance is the best passport.
(Tek) Ruskin Her cheeks are like the blushing cloud That beautifies Aurora’s face.
(Baby) Kemp For knowledge he has a thirst— Studious, amiable Howard Durst.
(Archie) Franklin A lovely maiden garmented in light.
(Blonde) Fairfield Tender thoughts and sweet recollection-. That is life in its greatest perfection.
(Tootsie) Patterson A maid not courting the praise of the world, but perforjning the acts which deserve it.
(Fat) Lincoln The Smith a mighty man is he Look at Norman you can see,
And through the corridors he did go Walking stately, majestically and oh—so slow.
(Vepie) Ruskin There is no doubt that in this world nothing is so indispensable as love.
(Pete) Washington Happy am I, from care I’m free,
Come on and play and be merry with me.
(Margie) McKinley Graceful and useful in all she does.
(Traction Car) Garfield My creed:
There’s fun in everything we meet— The greatest, worst and best Existence is a merry treat And every speech a jest.
(Jackie) McKinley How goodness heightens beauty!
(Dutchy) Hawthorne A man, a very cheerful scout; May his kind always be about.
(Doggie) Washington On with tlir tinurc; let joy be unconfined For in it 1 find happiness to relieve my mind.
M A R G U ERIT I') M cC L EL L A N
Rare is the union of beauty and virtue.
(Gerty) Huffman It has been truly said by some wise man that money, grief and especially love cannot be hidden.
(Kay) McKinley Just to all; favoring none.
For every why, he has a wherefore.
(treat objects can only be seen at a distance.
(Angel) Whittier In truth toy ether she does seem Like something fashioned from a dream.
(Shorty) Emmanuel One thing that helps make life worth while
Is a great big, cheerful, face-covering smile.
Lis well to learn, 'tis god-like to create.
(Big Smoke) Ruskin In every battle, in every fray His heart, mind and soul were in the play; A nd by his ability he has won fame A?id brought honors to Stivers’ name.
(Tommie) Huffman The basis of his character is good common sense.
(Curly) Emerson It is the surmounting of difficulties that makes such a woman.
(Weiners) Lincoln It was often writ This man had wit.
IVe doubt it.
(Old) Newport, Kv.
Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eyes, in every gesture—dignity and love.
(Aphrodite) Patterson Wisdom is better than rubies.
(Cece) Ruskin A maid of life upright
Whose guiltless heart is free From all dishonest deeds And thought of vanity.
(Pete) Whittier A man’s man.
(Pretty) Very polite himself.
to every man, especially to
(Katie) Ruskin Your heart’s desires be with you.
(Russ) Tennessee It pays to advertise.
(Jockey) Central Apt emblem of a virtuous maid.
(Papa Time) Washington He never thouglit it worth his while To tell a joke or crack a smile.
(Heinie) Harrison Township I have Immortal longings in me.
He ate and drank the precious words,
His spirit grew robust He knew no more that he was poor, nor that his frame was dust He danced along the dingy days And this bequest of wings was but a book What liberty the loosened spirit brings.
Edith Bryan Vesper Donley Mildred Fogleman Marie Geske Alberta Ginstie Margaret Hendrichs Alma Millonig Sarah Zimmerman Homer Harris Louis Williams
75O CLASS-HISTORY __________________
A band of jolly Mariners sailed out upon the sea,
And loud and clear their chanting song it echoed back to me—
“We hail from Stivers High School Bay, we’re bound for ‘None-Know-Where, And all about us opens out the sea’s breast broad and fair.
“ ’Twas when from Parker’s sandy beach, we sailed our little boats The strong salt wave of Learning was pleasant to our throats;
Some learned about biology, and some the tongue of France Or Latin; then we waded out to where the breakers dance.
“A band of green young Sophomores to Stivers Bay we sailed We saw the rocks of Caesar and our brave hearts almost quailed;
But we soon steered around them, and when Exams were through The inlet known as Junior Year then opened on our view.
“Now storms came thick upon us—eight minute talks prevailed;
To tackle Chaucer’s Prologue squall, we gamely reefed our sail.
But though the waves ran mountain high when Literature we passed,
The good gray gull of Courage stll perched upon our mast.
“On Senior Year’s bright margin anchored, fair islands we could see A-shining on the magic blue—but always there must be Great dangers like the Burke typhoon and Physics’ hurricane That we must pass e’er we could view those islands once again.
76“And often o’er that silvery bay the flag of vic’try flew,
Our gallant tars the champions were each time the signal blew.
They left their rivals far behind—Chicago, Delaware!
And proudly back to the convoy ship the splendid cups they’d bear.
“The gay nights of the Carnivals when madness rocked our bay!— And Neptune o’er the ocean’s revels proudly held his sway,
And every pilot was a friend who showed us how to steer
Our barks through fog and darkness till dawn broke bright and clear.
“And now the sea spreads far and fair, and golden is the way For we have passed the flower-hung strait of Graduation Day.
Who knows what lies before us upon life’s ocean vast?
But on we’ll sail until we sight the Lovely Land at last.
“Behind us, laughing in the sun, lies dear old Stivers Bay,
And other merry boys and girls upon the beach will stray,
When we are on the seas—and oh, when lost in distant lands We find a member of our crew and once again clasp hands,
There’ll be a choking in the throat, a moisture in the eye—
The world will be a fairer place because of Stivers High.”
S. Z. ’21.
77CLASS SONG 192,1
WORDS AND MUSIC 0Y SUSANNA MAYER.
STIV-ER9 NOW WE MUST PART WE PLEDGE EV—ER
STIVERS OUR GOOD OLD SCHOOL ,
FAITHFUL FRIENDS WE’LL EVER. BE1,
WE'VE SPENT THESE THREE HAPPY YEARS WITH YOU, AND THO’ THEY’RE ENDED WE’RE STILL CLINGING TO OUR DEAR OLD SCHOOL AND THO’ FAR. YOU SEEK WHEREVER YOU MAY GO,
NO BETTER. FRIENDS YOU’ll FIND ’NEATH THE SUN, THAN THIS GREAT CLASS OF ONE NINE TWO ONE..
JUNIOR-SENIOR FAREWELL COMMITTEES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Hollister Marquardt Ruth Fischer
Kenneth Shropshire Janet Swauger
Ralph Stevenson Elizabeth O’Brien
Thelma Tinnerman Lavon Mathis
Gladys Wood W illiam Chambers
Beatrice Harris Harold Neher
Roy Williamson Neva Tejan
John Woods Anona Morrey
Karl Hagen Edna Jones
Robbin Townsley Clifford Carey
Louise Walden Lester Adams
I.ouise Huffman Harold Lynch
80Upper Row—Louis Tilton, Erma Friesinger Lower Row—Edith Murlin, Ralph Stevenson
JUNIOR CLASSAdams, Lester Addleman. Hugh Agenbroad, Edward Andlauer. Carl Ankney, Claude Archer, John Atkinson, Jack Albert, Frederick Allbright, Edith Althoff, Grace Ames, Mabel Andrews. Marie Balsky, Donald Bechtold, Robert Beck, Bruce Bennet, Harold Blakely, Edward Bowine, Emerson Bragg, Emerson Breidenbach. Carl Brown, Clifford Butler, John Butz, Ralph Bvers, Charles Buhl, Clifford Byers, George Baker, Velma Berio, Lia Creta Biddle, Hazel Bieglc, Thelma Blum, Ruth Broadstone, Lietha Brown, Myrtle Burnett, Ruth CaDpel, Verona Cohen, Pearl Coleman, Ruth Coleman. Dean Coolan. Mary Caldwell. James Carey. Clifford Chambers. William Chase, Wilbert Cohurn, Robert
Press on, for victory's ahead; Be hopeful, friend, and win it.
Crosby, Robert Davis, Caroline Davis, Katherine Davis, Mary Katherine Davy, Harold Draper, Harold Duncan, Vance Davis, Morris Dempsey, John Dyer, Russel Reckwitz, Christine Dubhs. Genia Dunkel. Hazel Early, Ruth Euchenhofer, Robert Cohen, Myra Doyer, Harry Farkas, Harry Faulkner, Cowrin Fitzgerald. Edward Fricke. William Fry, Glennard Ferguson, Grace Fiala, Charlotte Finlev, Mary Fischback, Bernice Fisher, Emma Fitzgerald, Agnes Fitzgeradl, Margaret Fonaro, Sarah Foster, Marcile Fischer, Ruth Francis, Alice Friedman, Deloris Friesinger, Erma Furay, Ruth Garver, Ada Gohn, George Greene. Raymond Gustin, Milburn Gilman, Mose Grossman, Carl Gabler, Miriam Garard, Wilma
ni«1 May 3. 1 21
Gerken, Ruth Goss, Bernice Green, Louise Holland, Grace Horlacher, Esther Haas, Florin Hagan, Carl Hopkins, Carl Hagerman, Cluster Hampson, Orville Haverkamp, Leroy Herman, Samuel Hershey. Torrence Hightail, Lester Hommel, Ralph Huffman, Robert Hugenberger, Franklin Hugenberger, Paul Horner, Lawrence Hartley, James Haldeman, Lucile Harris, Beatrice Hatterv, Mildred Hauch, Helen Helman, Dorothy Herbert, Helen Herbst, Isabel Hoebner. Miriam Hoeman. Louise Bee Hallowell, Ava Hoffman, Louise Hueffelman, Clara Hver, Robert Irwin, Anna Jacobs, Louise .Tones, Edna Juday, Elizabeth Junker, Grace Johnson. Norval Kimmerlee, Reynold Kleinhaus. Elmer Kramer, Russel Keller, Eunice Kessler, Lon way na
JUNIOR CLASSKnack, Maria Krampe, Charlotte Kuhlman, Doris Lego, Fioyd Kit tell, William Luker, Clarence Lindamood, Lawrence Lohnes, Kyle Lynch, Harold Lanz, Katherine Levine, Belle Mann, Bessie Meyer, Eva Miller, Helen Miller, Elsie Miller, Lawrence Miller, Ralph Moehring, Harold Montfold, Marjorie Morey, Anona Morrman, Catherine Moser, Irene Mumma, Glenna Murlin, Edith Meikleham, Margaret McGee, Milton McGillard, Caroline McBride, Kenneth McLean, Lawrence Marquardt, Hollister Martin, W'endall Mathis, La Von Millikin, Walter Montfort, Charles Morton, Roy Murray, Donald Myers, Maurice Nehr, Harold Nixon, Doris Newland, Joseph Nill, Carl Nordholt, Louis Norris. Ray Nehr, Helen O’Ryan, William O’Brien, Elizabeth Ostermane, Herbert Office, Minnie Powers, Clara Phebus, Helen
J UniOrS (Continued)
Prinz, Wilhelmina I’uthoff, Julietta Pasco, Clarence Peterman, Norbert ! Phipps, Ira Poock, Edward Pottenger, Frank Proudfoot, George Pummel. Ralph Pomerov, Joseph Raffel, Alvin Ray, Rex Reilly, Daniel Rice, Mark Rost, Frederic Ralls, Mildred Randall, Mary I
Reck, Florence Rilmert, Gladys Rice, Glenna 1
Richmond, Wilma Robbins, Eleanor Rohman, Esther Rausch, Homer Reasomer, George Rhodifer, Leo Richards, Alfred Schaffer, Edward Schearer, Roger Sexton, Edwin Shaw, Harry Shropshire, Kenneth Skelly, Clinton Smith, Emerson Smolar, Frakn Souslin, Marion Sprague, Robert Stechow, Lester Stephans, Walter Stevenson, Ralph Stevenson, Robert Shroads, Lucille Shutts, Dorothy Slattery, Dorothy Stahl, Esther Stauble, Katherine Sterns, Helen Stoner, Louise Spector, Jennie Schockey, Maybelle 5
Schwab, Vernon Sullivan, Gwendolyn Sawnger, Janet Spangler, Isabel Tapper, Mildred Tejan, Neva Thase, Mary Tinnerman, Thelma Tinnerman, Verne Tobias, Adamae Toliver, Elizabeth Townsley, Robbin Thunn, Alberta Tiedt, Harold Tilton, Louis Turner, G. E. Cnneker, Francis Volkert, Lawrence Voorhees, Howard Reamer, Mary Walden, Leo Wernhause, Benjamin Welsh, Arthur Welsh, Norville Welsh, Edward Wheeler, Fred Whitarie, Ralph Williams, Forest Williamson, Raymond Wise, Benn Woodard, Harold Woods, John Workman, Harrie Walden, Louise Walter, Grace Webber, Cora Weigl, Mildred Wetzel, Elsie Wetzel, Mildred Meyer, Hermine Wiiliam, O’Zella Wize, Minnie Wolfe, Florence Wood, Catherine Wood, Gladys Wright, Inez Young, Bernard Young, Fred Young, Martin Zimmerman, Bernice
85SOPIIOMOHE CLASSO face to face with trouble Friend, we have often stood.
Arnold, Grace Andrews, Mary Ashworth, Pauline Atwood, Florence Aker, Arthur Aker, Fred Albert, George Altick, Hugh Ashmore, Lyle Atkin, Philip Barnett, Fredrick Barth, Willard Beare, Charles Behner, Robert Bender, James Blank, Elmer Bodey, Ainsworth Bogart, Bernard Brock, Paul Brown, Douglas Brown, Frank Brown, Morris Brunner, William Bryant, Charlie Bierman, John Bussey, Edgar Baldwin, Thelma Bames, Margaret Bates, Marcella Bauer, Eulalia Baumheckel, Marie Bender, Mary Benson, Josephine Beyer, Elsa Bleile, Lucile Boone, Alice Braun, Margaret
Brewer, Gladys Bunker, Thelma Brown, Grace Bruns, Esther Bube, Charlotte Buok, Elsie Burnett, Lorene Carpenter, Amy Coppock, Lora Lee Cosier, Ruth Couser, Gladys Cromer, Sara Cron, Cleo Culbertson, Mary Cummingham, Kathryn Curtner, Edna Carroll, Orlie Chaney, Joseph Christman, Earl Clark, Chester Cline, Joe Cline, Vernon Clingman, Milo Cochrane, Stephen Conner, George Cosier, Richard Cramer, Willard Crosby, Lawrence Cunningham, William Curlett, Homer Duffy, James Dill, Marjorie Douglas, Mary Dungan, Talma Dunn, Dorothy Danner, Harry Danzeisen, W'illard
Danzeisen, Glenn Davis, Dale Davis, Ralph Dickerson, Wilford Dillinger, Clarence Dimler, Clifford Doughman, Foster Drake, Marion Drieling, Joseph Duncan, George England, Walter Esslinger, Arthur Earnest, Eleanor Eckert, Eva Eilerman, Florence Ellis, Clara Belle Ellison, Ida Englebeck, Mildred Evans, Lenora Evans, Van Dora Fergus, Alberta Fasig, Myrle Feldman, Andrew Planner, Harry Fogle, Myrtle Footer, Clara Franer, Velma Feth, Elmer Fiala, Herbert Fischer, Edward Fisher, George Foosberg, Fredrick Fowler, Parnell Frank, Leon Fraver, Lester Friedman, Jack Garrard, Nellie
SOPHOMORE CLASSSophomores (Continued)
Gaskowitz, Sarah Gauby, Dorothy Geppert, Emma Geske, Cora Geyer, Wanda Gibson, Hazel Ginstie, Virginia Garliko, Abe Griesmeyer, Edward Griswold, Mayer Grossman, Roy Glickert, La May Graham, Gladys Grie, Hester Grillmeir, Alma Gumes, Isabel Hackett, Eugene Hamilton, Oliver Hartley, James Hartman, Charles Helen, Raymond Hetzel, Elder Himes, Lee Hoover, Ralph Hott, Emerson Hummel, Robert Haas, Edna Haldeman, Hazel Hall, Mary Elizabeth Hammer, Marjorie Harner, Miriam Harshbarger, Norma Harlman, Helen Herliman, Dorothy Hiester, Florence Hilber,t Ava Hill, Bessie Hodson, Orpha Hodson, Mary Hoke, Dorothy Hormel, Wiladine Horick, Gladys Hembold, Catherine Herbert, Urban Herst, Margaret
Jefferson, Everett Jonas, Ray Jones, John Jones, Ralph Kemerer, Merle Kemp, Robert Kennedy, Owen Keyer, Louis King, Ralph Kline, Stanley Kopt, Melvin Kuhr, Abraham Kabel, Helen Kiger, Geradine Kniess, Dorothy Koeker, Marie Kozinsky, Bessie Krick, Mildred Kuhr, Taunie Kunkle, Ruth Larrison, Zohman Lee, Richard Lee, Dilbert Leo, Edwin Leonard, Herman Leigh, Lovell Leisman, Clarence Lusure, Ha Hand Leschansky, Edward Long, Roland Laker, Esther Lawrence, Jeanette Lehman, Florence Leonard, Julia Leonard, Marjorie Lilienkamp, June Limberger, Viola Loeb, Harriet Luneke, Elizabeth Maloney, Raymond Marquardt, Frederick Marquardt, Lewis Mays, Gerald McConaughy, Gwyne McReynolds, Raymond
Michael, Reeder Miles, James Miller, Fred Millonig, Adolph McCullough, Orion Marlin, Frank Martin, Louis Matthews, Paul Maus, John Miller, Roland Minnick, Virgil Minogue, Robert Mitman, Roscoe Mort, Charles Mullenix, Russel Mundhenk, Harold Marshall, Leona Martz, Velma McCandis, Esther McDargh, Ruth Melntire, Margaret Meek, Eleanor xMiddleton, Thelma Miles, Ethel Miller, Helen Must, Ruth Myers, Elizabeth Nathan, Lillie Nicholas, Dorothea Nordholt, Marie Niswonger, Wilda Noyes, Corilla Noyes, Margaret Nicely, George Niekamp, Carl North, Nelson Norris, Hershel Olt, Theodore Orr, Donald Oherer, Doris Olenschlager, Mildred Potterf, Dorothy Potterf, Louise Prinz, Margaret Parrish, James
Patricoff, Solomon Paul, Robert Pierce, Kenneth Pittman, Clyde Plessinger, Gerald Poeppelmier, Richard Potter, Irwin Procuniar, Robert Randolph, Mildred Rhein, Helen Ring, Marguerite Rittenoff, Dorothy Rohrer, Mabel Rogers, Evelyn Ross, Mildred Rion, Paul Rodgers, Samuel Rodgers, Rboert Rost, Frederick Ruehl, William Ryder, Hollie Schleret, Raymond Shapiro, Abe Stewart, Melvin Strobach, William Samuel, Elmer Stickel, Carl Schultze, Theodore Scott, Charles Selby, Earl Shane, Emmett Shelton, Wendell Sime, Corliss Slattery, Clifford Smith, Alva
Smith, Chester Snyder, Frank Stabler, Bure Stahl, John Stark, Ernest Stephen, William Stichweh, Elmer Stout, Roy Studebaker, Ralph Sandmal, Rachel Schultze, Charlotte Scott, Sue Shelby, Beatrice Sine, Eleanor Slanker, Blanche Smith, Mary Smith, Mildred Sortman, Irene Steck, Kathryn Steeley, Dorothy Stewart, Louise Stuck, Edna Stuckert, Lillian Studebaker, Mildred Sullivan, Elva Surrell, Mildred Syler, Helen Swigart, Margaret Tandowsky, Carl Theis, Wilbur Thompson, Robert Titsch, Herbert Tracy, Victor Tchide, Frederick Thunn, William
Taylor, Dorothy Theobald, Mildred Trease, Ruth Unthank, Philip Valentine, Grace Van Duesen, Charry Van Scoth, Henrietta Voeinger, Emma Van Meter, Lemuel Walker, Jewell Walter, Clarence Wehrly, Max Weinhaus, Isadore Wool, Lewis Weiner, Clarence Whitacie, Leon Williwiet, Roy Wilson, Frank Wagner, Nora Wetzel, Helen Weinberg, Blanche Weisner, Marcie Weller, Mary Wertz, Ruth Winfield, Thelma Winger, Mildred Winters, Elma Woischwill, Gertrude Wooley, Grace Wright, Bernidine Yazer, Barton Young, Denver Young, Naomi Zeller, Mary Zimmerman, Sarah
Adelberger, Charles Azzling, Boyd Atkins, Eugene Atkinson, Clarence Ames, Norma Andres, Edna Azzling, Muriel Bauke, Harry Becker, John Bruce, Vinson Benjamin, Harold Bennett, Harold Benson, Oren Bohn, David Buckholzer, John Buerkle, Roland Bailey, Thelma Beam, Johnetta Black, Lorretta Bozenhard, Thelma Byers, Margaret Clark, Harold Copper, Crill Conover, Russel Curtner, Howard Croshy, Dorothy Curtis, Ruth Decker, Naomi Decker, Thelma Doddridge, Dorothea Elliott, Ralph Ernst, John Ernst, Louis Finley, Earl Feldman, Sophie Fredman, Anna Friesinger, Frieda
We are not here to drift.
Foster, Augusta Fonorow, Nathan Footer, Ahe Frank, Zoliman Frong, Jacob Gabler, John Giesseman, Donald Goss, Oren Griep, Otto Grierson, James Grunder, Edna Genner, Leona Giesseman, Virginia Glick, Rosamond Goetz, Mary Grant, Laura Hamilton, Kathryn Ham rock, Genevieve Happel, Ruth Harries, Harriet Hauschild, Alma Hayes, Mildred Hemhold, Caroline Hempenstall, Ruth Hewitt, Laura Hohler, Mildred Holsapple, Ahorlda Hoskett, Ethel Hvll, Anna Hamrock, James Hapner, Lawrence Harness, Gerald Heinrich, Wilbur Henderson, William Hild, Arthur Hoebner, Elmer Holland, Harold
Hope, Floyd Irwin, Majrorie Johnson, Frank Johnson, William Josupeit. Esther Kenney, Charles Keis, Charles Kastner, Elizabeth Kirves, Ruth Kline, Elsie Knecht, Eleanor Laukhart, Howard Laux, John Limberger, Russell Lins, Carl Louth, Richard Laud, Usher LeCompte, Louise Lewber, Elizabeth Lewis, Harriet Loerke, Dorothea Lockner, Jeanette Luckoff, Mildred Lynn, Margaret McKnight, Henry Marshall. Donald Martz, Clarence Matthews, Richard Mayer, Albert Michael. Kenneth Miller, Christian Morrin, Glenn Madden, Helena Mairson, Leah Matthews, Winona Melampy, Marion Maus, Helen
FRESHMAN CLASSF reshmen—(continued)
McCullough, Clara Meeker, Marguerite Meyer, Huldah Montgomery, Ruth Moore, Dorothy Money, Mildred Mumford, Helen Manchester, Noretta Miller, Pauline Neff, Gladys Neff, Willard Newhart, Orville Nieprask, Elwood Niehaus, Elsie O’Briant, Ruth Office, Lottie Olexio, Philipine Overholser, Mary Parsons, Esther Patterson, Eileen Phander, Clara Parr, Mildred Press, Emma Prugh, Dorothy Prucill, Ruth Palmer, Martin Pick, Aaron Perry, Fay Potter, Charles Purdon, Ralph Quigley, Ernest Rohde, Gordon Robinson, Florence Rosein, Mabel Rost, Evelyn Roger, Gerald Ruttenberg, Julius Schwab, George Schwinn, Elmer Seitz, Paul Sheley, Carelton
Sigritz, Gustave Sims, Leo Slife, Claude Smith, Clifford Spry, Arthur Suter, John Schnebly, Mabel Schingeldecker, Lucy Schwanengel, Isabel Siekamp, Katherine Sekyra, Helen Simons, Eleanora Simko, Agnes Sipe, Ada Sollenberger, Ruth Sortman, Annabel Sort man, Edna Steiner, Clara Stout, Mabel Stoolman, Pearl Stoolman, Rose Stump, Bertha Teeter, Elizabeth Tulga, Mary Turpey, Margaret Tolle, Manford Traugenstein, Henry Tschudi, Robert Vauce, James Wolf, Harold Waltemath, Thora Wasser, Marguerite Weber, Margaret Wertz, Ruth West, Lillian Wine, Mary Wine, Myrtle Wine, Susan Wakering, Don
COOPERATIVE HIGH SCHOOL CLVSSCooperative High School
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-One
Harry Borman Herbert Brunsman Harry Bucher Herbert Desch Homer Harris Fred Hillgruber Loris Howich Robert Huston Waldo Lewis
Kenneth Little Honus McCormick Sylvester Miller Bernard Puthoff Elmer Wachter Edward Yackley Henry Wolf Elwood Kurtz
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Two
Howard Brunsman Ronald Campbell Charles Cavender Willis Eickman Harold Fairchild Harry Glanzer Veloy Ross Fred Schutzler
Sam Stottlemeyer Robert Todd Albert Trace August Tumbush Charles Versic Frank Werner Leonard Whelan Allison Grimm
97Cooperative High School
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-One
Harold Bowman Herbert Braun Glenn Coblentz Robert Coble Robert Dickensheets Remus Elliot Kinsley Gantt John Graffenberg Pascal Kessler Russell Leonard
James Lindsey Robert Lukey Wesley Mclntire Robert McNary Fred Moorman I. G. Ostendorf Claude Russel Roy Wetzel Joseph Winger Robert Scholl
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Two
Roy Braun Ronald Campbell Luther Frank Mahlon Hoff John Howell Roy Koogler Ted Light
Eugene Luttringer Albert Obernauer William Rieker Joseph Spraley Kenneth Stuessel Lawrence Volkert Hugh Turvene
99PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE IN THE FACTORYMake-Time School
This school covers the Eighth Grade and First Year High in one year. The Eighth Grade Essentials are taken in conjunction with four High School subjects; namely, Algebra, Latin, English, and Ancient History. Household Economics or Manual Training may' be substituted for Latin. Nothing is skipped, all the required subjects with their inherent fundamental principles are taught.
Pupils enter from the Seventh Grade and, if they fulfill the requirements, are promoted into Second Year High School with four credits.
This school is the only provision in our educational regime for the accelerated pupil. The saving of one year of a boy’s or girl’s school life means much to ambitious parents with large families and limited means. Here is an opportunity also for those retarded from causes other than inability, which are many and various.
Another type of pupil benefited is the stranger moving into the city, who has had the 8B work and is ready to take 8A in September. This he could not do in the grade school, but would be obliged to take the entire Eighth Grade over.
To sum it up,—the Make-Time School covers two years in one, omits nothing, and is open to all capable pupils who, for any reason whatever, wish to forge ahead in their school work.
In April, 1915, this school was organized for boys from the Elementary Schools who did not intend to enter High School, but chose rather to begin tradesmen’s careers.
The average yearly' enrollment is seventy'. The attendance is remarkable. Many of the boys not only find themselves in the shops, but make an entirely new start in academic work.
Part time is devoted to seventh and eighth grade academic work (arithmetic, grammar, history, civics, commercial geography, hygiene and business methods) and the remainder to industrial work which includes forging, machine-shop practice, wood work, auto-mechanics, electricity and mechanical drawing.
In the first y'ear of this two year course, the boys spend eight weeks in each of the above shops, to give them some experience in the trades. One-third of the day is spent in this work. If enrolled in the second year class (having attended the school the previous year) the boy's may choose the one line of work for which they are best suited, and spend one-half time each day in the shop.
During the second semester frequent educational trips are made to leading manufacturing plants.
The present second year class enrolls ten boys who have returned for the third year to perfect themselves in certain lines of work.
I. K.MAKE-TIME SCHOOL
165The Lion Hunters come—young, brown, and strong;
Weapons in hand, they shout the victory song.
Behold! with flashing eyes and foaming
The crowned Tiger bears the pelts along.
Of the many activities of high school life, athletics holds a place which cannot be equaled or filled by any other activity. No high school can prosper without the energetic zeal and enthusiasm created by the various athletic contests. There is no other school activity which creates so g cat a love among the students for each other and for their Alma Mater.
What high school is ranked among the great secondary schools of the country unless it supports and encourages athletics? None. It may seem strange but it is true that the condition of athletics in a high school forms a good criterion for measuring its standards. Each year finds Stivers advancing along every line, and today she stands as one of the most prominent high schuols of the state—not prominent for mental qualities alone, but for physical as well. This year we boast of another champion basketball team which was made possible by’ the support and encouragement which the principal, faculty and students gave to athletics.
While interscholastic athletics has been enjoying a very high standard, our intramural athletics are fast coming to the front. The latter form of athletics is fast gaining in popularity. During the last basketball season three leagues, or eighteen boys teams were playing basketball. In baseball (recreational) there were a Freshman and a Sophomore league of four and seven teams respectively.
Specialized athletics has its place in the athletic program of every' school. It is believed, however, that more time and energy should be directed to that kind of athletic training that serves the largest number in the best manner.
W. H. Meek Willard H. Marquardt
Miriam Horrell Robert Worst
Clair S. Sharkey Guy B. Earley
108BASKET BALL SCHEDULE
Stivers __62 vs Antioch .21 Stivers .49 vs Piqua .12
Stivers _53 vs Lebanon .16 Stivers .57 vs Youngstown 19
Stivers _ -64 vs Fremont . 7 Stivers .38 vs Steele .20
Stivers __50 vs Alumni .25 Stivers _ . .34 vs Wingate 24
Stivers _ .85 vs Columbus .10 Stivers .56 vs Marietta 13
Stivers -43 vs Akron 21 Stivers .43 vs Middletown 13
Stivers __62 vs Lancaster .11 Stivers _ . .73 vs Toledo Waite 23
Stivers 20 vs Steele .19
Stivers -_25 vs Worthington 6 Stivers .21 vs Crooksville . 11
Stivers _23 vs Columbus S- . 6 Stivers .12 vs Delaware . 6
Stivers _27 vs Winchester _ 17 Stivers .13 vs Steele 11
Stivers 25 vs Toledo Woodward 19
109110Basket Ball Survey
With the cry, “Win every game,” the Stivers Basketball Team began its 1920-21 basketball series. During the season Stivers attained heights seldom reached before in basketball. The style and ease with which the team played won fame and renown foe Stivers far and wide.
Scheduled to meet fifteen of Ohio’s best teams, some of which before had handed Stivers defeat, the Stivers quintet experienced a season which taxed its utmost ability. The first game went off smoothly and after humbling our old rivals, the “Academy” boys of Main Street, Stivers then felt competent to her greatest task of the season, that of defeating Wingate, Indiana, National Champs. Ah' revenge was sweet when, in one of the hardest battles ever witnessed on a local court, we defeated Wingate, who eliminated us from the National Tournament last year. The headwork of the Stivers lads accounted for the winning of this game by a score of 34 to 24. This victory sent many students wild with joy, forcing them to celebrate in many different ways.
Then having beaten Steele for a second time we entered the Delaware Tournament but only under a great handicap, for with two regulars gone Stivers beat her way through the Southern teams to the finals with two men at their regular positions, two substitutes and Poock changed from guard to forward not mentioning the fact that the first game was played with only four men, two regulars and two substitutes. One week later our lads, having defeated Steele again, this time for the Southern Championship, overcame Woodward Tech, of Toledo, and won the State Championship for the third consecutive time.
After the tournament we squared Dayton with Oak Park of Chicago for defeating Steele in football by repaying them on the court in their own coin, “defeat.”
IllHARRY SCHWAB—Captain ’19-’20—Center (Smoke)
Every one has heard of the old saying “Where there is smoke there is fire,” only our opponents thought him wild fire, so swiftly did he cover the floor. This tall lad has led our team victoriously through three successive State Championship meets. Harry has won position at center on two “All State” teams and one “All Southern.” The opponent’s cry was “Three men on big Schwab.” Most astonishing was his poise in a “pinch.”
HERMAN POOCK—Forward (Whitey)
No introduction is needed to our sorrel topped lad for he has made himself quite popular by his brilliant floor work. Herman deserves double honor for being able to fill a strange position and for gaining honorable mention at the tournament. His loss to us will be felt.
HARVEY SCHWAB—Guard (Hoss)
Harvey was styled as one of the best guards ever displayed by a high school team. He confirmed this statement by winning the guard position on the “All American” team. He has also to his credit two “All Southern” and one “All State” position at guard. Harvey smothered every play that the opposing teams would try on his part of the floor. Our faith in him was the greatest.
112.RALPH STEVENSON—Guard (Steve)
Stevenson was the surprise of the season. He showed his color by being able to fill a vacancy on the first team in the best of style. Losing no time in getting his bearings he forged ahead and received honorable mention at the Southern meet. We look forward to Steve next year.
DENVER YOUNG—Forward (Denny)
“Denny” passed from the second ranks to the first and made a permanent name for himself in our memory. Much is due to one who can fill a vacancy well. “Denny” is but a Sophomore this year, so we expect much from him in the next two years’ seasons.
HAROLD DAVY—Guard (Jack)
Although Jack was not in every game, he was always on the side line ready to fill any vacancy. He could be depended upon.
EDWARD WELSCH—Guard (Red)
In times of need Welsch showed himself equal to any emergency. His playing won for him much applause.
113Great was the opposition, but greater was their “will to win.”
114These lads have emerged victors of their league. Much is expected of them in the next two years.
115A good start is half of the race. These fellows have a good chance to gain fame in the future.
116Stivers football squad of ’20-’21 deserves much credit. The teams played were the strongest to be found. Although the boys did not win every game they showed excellent style in football tactics. Many of the players of the squad were juniors, sophomores and freshmen, a fact which insures a very successful season next year.
Stivers______21 vs Troy _______0
Stivers______28 vs Middletown _ 0
Stivers______33 vs Hamilton___0
Stivers______74 vs M. M. I_____0
Stivers------83 vs Piqua ______0
Stivers_______7 vs Ada _______13
Stivers______21 vs Marietta___26
Stivers_______0 vs Steele_____28
Total Opponents _______________67
B, Stevens Captain 1920 L. Tackle
David Snyder R. Guard
Harry Schwab R. End
Frank Sillin Captain 1921 L. Half
119Harvey Schwab L. Tackle
Edward Fitzgerald R. Tackle
Fred Sifford L. End
Denver Young R. Half
120Herman Poock R. Half
Clyde Thompson R. Guard
Russel Kramer R. Guard
Vernon Timmerman Center
Robert Lukey R. End
William O’Ryan Center
121BASEBALL TEAMDAVID SNYDER “Zeke” Captain
April 29_________Stivers vs. M. M. I.
May 5----------------Stivers vs. Steele
May 13-----------Stivers vs. G. H. S.
May 19---------------Stivers vs. Steele
May 26_______________Stivers vs. Piqua
June 3_______________Stivers vs. MorainTRACK TEAMALVIN CLEMENS “Al” Captain
Considering the few entrants into track activities this year. Stivers has made a good showing, having won fifth place in the Oxford Track meet.
Of the eleven points gained James Caldwell won 11, Alvin Clemens 2, and Harold Miller 1.
The girls have shown a great amount of interest in their gymnasium work this year. Since some of the most valuable effects of a complete education evidenced in mental, physical and moral soundness, vigor and fitness can be gained only by a generous program of fundamental activities, the girls have taken part in various kinds of gymnastics. Through their work in tactics and free exercise, co-ordination and quick mental reaction were brought about.
Although apparatus work was not given to any great extent, some of the simpler exercises on the stall bars, balance beams, horses, buck, and parallel bars were given for the purpose of developing a certain amount of courage. Gymnastic dancing and folk-dances were practiced throughout the year. Any one witnessing the games such as Indoor Baseball, Volley Ball, Captain Ball, Relay Races and other games will testify to the fact that they wc e enjoyed by the participants.
hield and track activities which held the interest of the girls during the Spring resulted in the following records:
Basket Ball Far Throw (Overhead)—Mabel Rohrer______________________________45ft.
Standing Broad Jump—Mabel Stout_________________________________6 ft., 8 in.
High Jump—Thelma Biegel_________________________________________3 ft., 8 in.
Hop, Step, Jump—Marguerite Ring_____________________________________27 ft.
Interclass teams were formed in basketball and volley ball. Through an elimination series the sophomores were declared basketball champions. The first game was between the sophomores and freshmen and ended in a victory for the sophomores 3-2. The second game between the juniors and seniors found the seniors victorious,
Volley teams were formed and the following captains elected: Freshmen, Freda
Friesinger; Sophomores, Mabel Rohrer; Juniors, Erma Friesinger; Seniors, Verna Shoup. The interest shown in volley ball was even greater than that shown in basketball and as a result many exciting games were played.
The year 1920-21, with an increase of attention directed toward Girls’ Athletics has been one of the most pleasant years since gymnasium work for girls has become a part of the school curriculum.
127RUTH McDARGH (Forward)
When Ruth at the right takes her place. She can throw with decision and grace;
“I'll go in the basket Says the ball if you ask it,
"With Ruthie to hurl me through space."
128MABEL ROHRER (Forward)
If you look for a forward who’s handy And always on hand, spick and spandy, Just pound on the table,
And holler for Mabel,
She knows how to grab—she's a dandy.
ALMA WINTERS (Guard)
And Alma’s a guard—a peach!
Just look at her accurate reach And the way she jumps in To the game is a sin—
And she really needs quite a long speech.
MILDRED ENGLEBECK (Center)
IThen Mildred springs into the fight,
You may know that the game will go right; She’s quick on the throw,
A swallow to go,
And can help the team out of a plight.
129MARY ELIZABETH HALL (Forward) (Sub.)
And spry Mary Hall is a queen,
Good forward as ever was seen—
You can tell where she is When the old ball doth whiz, Elizabeth is there on the scene.
ISABELLE GRIMES (Guard)
Our Isabelle Grimes is a star She grabs at the ball from afar. TV hen she’s in the game.
You can swear by your name There surely will be a fine war.
LENORA EVANS (Guard) (Sub.)
Lenora’s a dandy guard, too,
Watch her play, and you'll say that it's true; "Get out of her way!”
The players all say—
Her swift guarding always goes through.
130DOROTHEA POTTERF(Center) (Sub.)
Dorthea, the center she plays,
A nd surely her eyes are ablaze When she catches the ball,
You can hear us all call—
She surely has got taking ways.
VIVIAN JONES (Forward) (Sub.)
Vivian Jones is wily.
She slips the ball basket-wards slyly.
In the thick of the fight,
You may find her, all right,
Going swiftly to the goal quite spryly.
MILDRED WINGER (Guard) (Sub.)
A fighter is our Mildred Winger,
At a crisis she sure is a springer She slides and she goes On the tips of her toes And she is a victory-bringer.
GIRLS BASKETBALL tea ns
132133Under the flowering trees beside the well The friends are gathered, of their joys to tell—
And hark, gay songs and laughter fill the air! While love around them binds a magic spell.
Grace E. Dixon Celia Ellison Mildred Friesinger Thelma Jackson
Erma Friesinger Anna Irvin Jennie Spector Katherine Staeuble
Mildred Judav Mary Kendall Laura McEnhiemer Georgia Glenn
Dorothy Slattery Hermine Weyer Janet Swauger
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Three
Edna Curtner Hester Grien Louise Potterf Dorothy Potterf Jeanette Lawrence Josephine Benson
Margaret Prinz Mildred Ross Grace Valentine Marcella Bates Dorothy Steely
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Four
Loretta Black Marjorie Irvin
Elizabeth Castner Ruth Sollenberger
Frieda Friesinger Elizabeth Lewber
Edna H. Wiers, Adviser
137138Nineteen Hu Edith Bryan Margaret Chambers Alberta Ginstie Stella Grisso Dorothy Hartnett Katherine Roehm
Ava Shawhan Verna Shoup Helen Slaght Thelma Tapper Jessie Westwater Helen Zink
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Two
Deane Coleman Ruth Coleman Lucille Haldeman Helen Herbert May belle Shockey
Anona Morrey Mildred Tapper Robbin Townsley Katherine Davis
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Three
Virginia Ginstie Louise Stewart
Dorothy Herliman Ruth E. Wertz
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Four
Kathryn Hamilton Gladys Neff
Mildred Hayes Susan Wine
Alice E. Dieter, Adviser
Bessie Ganzer Lillian Hancock Clara La Pinsky Helen Lawler Marion Miller May Lively
La Creta Berio Letha Broadstone Ruth Burnett Verona Cappel ♦Christine Deckwitz
Esther Morris Loring Mumma Ruth Nolte Leona Stolz Mary Willis
Hazel Dunkel Marjory Montfort Ozella Williams Eleanor Robbin
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Three
Thelma Baldwin Margaret Braun Sara Cromer Dorothy Dunn Gladys Houck Mary Elizabeth Hall
Helen Hartman Doris Huffman Marie Nordholt Esther Laker Helen Syler Dorothy Ritteroff
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Four Margaret Lynn
Marion E. Schlesinger, Adviser
Died May 3. 1921
141Nineteen Hundred Twenty-One
Vesper Donley Mildred Fogle man Catharine Frasch Marie Geske Margaret Hendrichs Dorothy Hyman
Miriam Kuhlman Mildied Liesman Alma Millonig
Frances Schantz Margaret Smith
Ruth Fischer Miriam Hoebner Doris Kuhlman Edith Murlin
Mary Helen Bender Marjorie Dill Norma Harshbarger Ava Hilbert Bessie Hill Mary Hod son
n dred Twe n ty - Tw o
Elizabeth O’Brien Mary Reams Thelma Tinnerman Cora Weber
Orpha Hodson Eleanor Meek Dorothy Taylor Mildred Theobald Mary Thompson
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Four
Thelma Decker Elizabeth Tieter
Harriet Harris Thora Walthemath
B. Frances Bruns, Adviser
143144Nineteen Hundred Twenty-One
Elwin Alexander Nevin Beam Herbert Cook Raymond Fischer Wilbur Heinz Harry Heider Charles Hoffman Homer Harris
Arthur Hancock Robert Huber Charles Laymon Harold Moehring Herman Poock Harold Semler Herman Wening
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Two
Hugh Addleman Clifford Carey William Chambers George Gohn Karl Hagen Hollister Marquardt Roy Williamson
Harold Neher Frank Pottinger Kenneth Sphropshire Robert Sprague Louis Tilton Emerson Bragg Lawrence McLean
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Three
Hugh Altick Emerson Hott
Theodore Olt Wilbur Theis
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Four
Gustave Sigritz Harold Holland
W. Marquardt, Adviser
145146Nineteen Hundred Twenty-One
William Hitler Wendell Camp La Verne Rothaar Merrit Schlafman Walter Smith
Leonadis Volz Rlanford Weaver Karl Wescher Louis Williams
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Two Carl Andlauer
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Three
Clen Danzeisen Wrifford Dickerson Mayer Griswald Kay Jonas Louis Keyer Abraham Ruhr Fred Marouardt Louis Martin Fred Miller Adolph Millonig
Nelson North Richard Poepplemeir Gerald Plessinger Paul Rion Fred Rost Raymond Schleret Aaron Slapin John Stahl Philip Unthank
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Four
Harry Becker Paul Seitz
James Grieson Francis Unzicker
R. W. Worst, Adviser148El Estudiante
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-One
Carl Borland Lloyd Hoover Helen Neu William Pladies Benjamin Patterson Katherine Roser Vera Scheibenberger Luther Schaeff
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Two Grace Holland
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Three
Esther Bruns Lorene Burnett Lenora Evans Van Dora Evans Clara Belle Ellis Thesel Howe Ruth Kunkel Mildred Smith Carl Tandowsky
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Four Thelma Bozenhard
Lydia P. Galloway, Adviser
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-One
Harold Barker Edith Bryan Howard Durst Raymond Fischer Catherine Frasch Marie Geske Alberta Ginstie Louise Greger Frances Griep
Margaret Hendrichs Dorothy Hyman Thelma Jones Miriam Kuhlman Charles Laymon Alma Millonig Merritt Schlafman Ralph Skilken Louis Williams
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Two Doris Kuhlman
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Three Marie Koeker James Bender
Sarah A. Dickson, Adviser
151Student’s Y. W. C. A. Club
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-One
Thelma Angel Clarabelle Biddle Ethel Baldwin Gladys Carlier Catherine Eikenbary Mabel Gibson Sibyl Geyer Annette Hermes Mildred Juday Hai riette Krick Helen Lawler
Alice Linville Mildred Liesman Bernice Meredith Elva McNerney Glenna Martin Margaret Newsock Helen Neu Marjorie Nolte Vera Scheibenberger Theckla Zeller
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Two Beatrice Herlock Mildred Wetzel
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Three
Esther Bruns Irene Sortman
Hazel Huston Florence Hiester
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Four
Mildred Hohler Dorothy Prugh
Margaret Mclntire Dorothea Doddridge
Advisers—Miriam S. Horrell, Grace McNutt, Mrs. Ray
152Hi Y Club
Motto: Clean Sports, Clean Speech, Clean Habits
— Wendell Camp _Roy Williamson —George Beyers Frank Brown, Jr.
ADVISERS W. H. Marquardt
P. H. McKee (Y. M. C. A.)
153The Stivers Orchestra
PIANOS Ruth Fischer Margaret Hendrichs Isabel Herbst Ava Hilbert May Lively Adrien Meek La Verne Rothaar
FIRST VIOLINS Sarah Jane Anderson Velma Baker Marie Baumheckel William Bitler Carl Breidenbach Morris Brown Margaret Chambers Ruth Cosier Genia Dubbs Beatrice Harris Frances L. Hasenstab Mildred Hayes Orpha Hodson Emerson Hott Catherine Howett Melvin Kopf Eleanor Meek Adolph Millonig Eldon Reynolds Clifford Slattery Marcia Weisner
Lyle Ashmore Oren Benson Roland Buckle Emma Geppert Cora Geske Wanda Geyer Bernise Goss Louise Greger Arthur Hild Floyd Hope Ava Howwell William Johnson Reynold Kimmerle Ralph King Marie Koeker Mildred Luckhoff Philipine Olexio Richard Matthews Margaret Meikleham Esther Parsons Mildred E. Wetzel
CLARINETS Harold It. Draper Charles E. Hoffman. Carl W. Lins
CELLO Elmer Hoebner
Wilbur Chase Ruth McDargh Cecil Montgomery
Florence Hiester Harold Holland Ralph Hommel Willard Neff Joseph Newland Carl M. Nill Corliss Sims Elmer Wachter
Clifford Brown Harry Heider Lavon Mathis Charles Wallace
Robert Graham Roscoe Mitman
DRUMS Homer Curlitt Raymond McReynoIds Francis Unzicker Leonadis Volz Louis Williams
Conrad Yahreis, Director
Charles Hoffman, Assistant Director
Two dramatic events of the year 1920-2! are worthy of note. The first of these was the “big show” in the auditorium on the night of the Stivers Hallowe’en Carnival. Much praise belongs to the students who arranged and took part in the vaudeville performance. The remarkable part of the entertainment was that there was so little faculty supervision. Credit goes entirely to the student management.
The frist act of the vaudeville—the double quintette, attractive because of the diminutive size of the actors, the pretty costuming, the graceful dancing, not to forget the lusty singing—gave the bill a vivacious start.
The A. B. C. pantomime followed. This rustic romance, made intelligible to the audience only by the use of letters of the alphabet instead of the more customary use of words and phrases pleased the audience because of the droll acting of Charles Laymon, Ruth Fischer, Roy Williamson, Hermine Weyer, and Alice Francis.
Stivers’ famous minstrels, Wilhur Heinz, Earl Ditmar, Wendell Camp, William Bitler, and La Verne Rothaar, then supplied twenty minutes of fun. The “headliner” yas Harry Loose. His eccentric dancing, always well received, was encored many times at each performance.
Most artistic of all the acts, however, was the presentation of Bliss Carman’s Pas de Trois, with Dorothy Hartnett, Bessie Ganzer, Frederick Albert, and Harry Loose in the leading roles. Frederick’s keen appreciation of the part of the organ man, whimsical, yet strangely human was a bit of acting well to be remembered. Dorothy was sprightly and graceful as Pierrette, Bessie mischievous and appealing as Columbine, and Harry as always a satisfying Pierrot.
With the presentation of the Senior Class Play, Mrs. Bumpstead-Leigh, by Harry James Smith, the dramatic work for the year reached a climax. With careful staging, supervised by the Art Department and with colorful costumes, the cast had a really beautiful background before which to place their work. The players themselves, with unusually even ability produced a play of superior quality for high school dramatics. The cast follows:
Justin Rawson-----------------------------------------------------Frederick Albert
Jane Rawson, his sister_______________________________________________Helen Lawler
Anthony Rawson, the elder son__________________________________Harryr Loose
Geoffrey Rawson, the younger son____________________________________Charles Laymon
Peter Swallow________________________________________________________Robert Graham
Mrs. Leavitt----------------------------------------------------------Clara Lapinsky
Virginia Leavitt, her daughter___________________________Jessie Westwater
Kitson, the butler__________________________________________________William Bitler
Nina, the maid________________________________________________________Sarah Footer
Mrs. de Salle_____________________________________________Sarah Zimmerman
Violet de Salle, her youngest daughter_____________________Dorothy Hartnett
Mrs. Bumpstead-Leigh-------------------------------------------------Bessie Ganzer
155 May we Stroll with you'
''If this life no love can g»v€
Then let Pierroi no longer live
AT THE CARNIVAL
156nrs-Bompstecid-Leigh- ‘Why Anthony what a thia '
come from I'lissionary Loop, indiana "
157ONE OF OUR FESTIVITIESHere and There
“General Assembly!” What announcement brings out more smiles than that? What a variety of them then has been from that day way back last September when we came together for the first time of the new school year to that so recent one when the Seniors were with us for the last time as Seniors. There have been assemblies of all sorts,—musical, athletic, inspirational, recreational. We have filled the auditorium with the hearty melody of “It was the good ship, Stivers High”; we have almost burst it with “Victory, victory is our cry”; we have sat silent and tense as the plea for the starving children of Armenia was made; we have chuckled over the clever stunts advertising The Stivers News, the Carnival, or the Senior play; we have been encouraged to fuller living as we listened to the fine men and women who have addressed us.
Perhaps the one outstanding feature of our assemblies this year has been the fact that five times have we been given the pleasure of listening to College Glee Clubs. Ohio Wesleyan, Otterbein, Ohio State, Capital University, and Heidelberg have entertained us and surely our enthusiasm and lively applause told the singers how greatly we appreciated their work.
The loftiest position in our school is held by the Sewing Department. No, we are not trying to start anything; we simply wish to call attention to the fact that this year the department has moved into new quarters on the fifth floor. By the time a girl has gone from Room 201, for instance, to that fifth floor work shop one can’t blame her for puffing a bit as she toils up the last stairway.
The most tempting odors come from the domestic science regions. Who are the lucky people who share the feasts? Surely the fair cooks divide up occasionally. The basket-ball squad might be able to solve this problem. So might some of the members of the faculty who from time to time are invited to lunch in state.
N. B. Never refuse such an invitation, the food is delectable.
The work of the Improvement Association this year has been confined to caring for the pictures and statuary already purchased. Surely you have noted the freshened appearance of our guardians, Minerva and Caesar, who stand so silently just within the entrance to the building? The pictures have been rearranged, and several new ones purchased late last spring have been hung.
Hasn’t our library been a satisfaction this year? The books have been classified and catalogued, the shelves are always in order, and, best of all, Miss McCampbell is right there ready to help us find just the information we are needing. We are truly thankful for our library.
Twice during the year there were periods of stress and storm. Yes, you guessed right the first time—semester examinations. After the long agonv was over many of us were in a condition to sympathize with a certain Freshman vho was truly in a sad state. “If x -f- y — a — b,” he babbled as he tried in vain to make his locker key open his locker, “will Roderick Dhu ever be able to give the causes of the Punic Wars when he can’t even decline is-ea-id?”
On the tenth and eleventh of May the Art Department held its annual exhibit. The various types of work were well displayed and aroused much interest. The hand-wrought jewelry of original design, the bits of pottery, and the woven bags attracted general attention. Studies in different media and the posters done in the commercial art classes also received their share of enthusiastic comment.
I met a little Stivers lad,
All bruised and faint was he—
“Ah, tell me, little one,” I cried,
“What hath befallen thee?”
He wore a cast-iron kind of smile,
His pockets bulged with plunder;
Although his clothes were sadly torn,
His voice was firm as thunder.
“Ah, Stivers High,” he blithely cried,
“Hath had its Carnival;
The halls were packed, the crowds were dense,
They surely did me maul.
“The country Store I entered first;
My palm was read quite often;
I didn’t miss the vaudeville acts.
The jokes my sorrows soften.
“And when I’d entered every show For food I felt a longing;
Down in the gym was ice cream served,
The people there were thronging.
“My voice is hoarse, my clothes are torn,
I’m sure my neck is bent;
I’ll have to walk to reach my home—
I’ve spent my last red cent.
“But do not grieve—” he plead with me,
! “I’ll soon be quite all right.
I count it but a paltry price
For such a mad, glad night.”
The time: October 23, 1920.
The place: Stivers High School.
The occasion: The Carnival.
The characters: Evervbodv that could squeeze in.
'Fhe results: $1700 clear.
Many of the Engilsh classes from time to time vary the usual class-room routine by making use of the stereopticon. The lantern and slides have added interest to the talks that form a part of the regular Junior and Senior work. By no means should the use of this equipment be confined to English classes, for it can be adapted admirably to illustrate lessons in history, commercial and physical geography, and home economics.
I sit in class and idly watch The man with dabs of plaster Fill up each tiny hole and crack—
It makes the time go faster.
160Literary societies at Stivers flourish. Those associated in this work find it a wholesome outlet for their energies. The activities are many. Literary programs form only one side of club life. The social benefits are obvious and are always keenly enjoyed. Deeper interest in civic welfare and social service has been evidenced this year by all the societies. We should not forget the loyal and tireless service performed by the advisers, those modest ones who too often succeed in keeping themselves in the background of their excellent work.
Delphian has had “originality” as its keyword this year. In their programs the girls have emphasized the original story, poem, and stunt. The Pine Mountain Settlement School in Kentucky was remembered at Thanksgiving with a box of fruit, and at Christmas two poor families were provided with Christmas dinners. The lingering deliciousness of the candy Delphian sold to swell the Near East Relief Fund is still a sweet memory to those who so eagerly bought. The camp supper in October, the mid-winter party for new members, and the theatre party this spring provided fun and frolic.
Jeffersonian this year, as always, has specialized in debating. A large and very enthusiastic membership has made for success not only in this feature but in all the other interests of the society. Goodfellowship and an eager response to every call for social service have marked the year’s work.
Alpha has been proud of the Vocational Talks which she has sponsored. Miss Ella Haas, Miss Grace Greene, and Miss Alice Marsh have been among the speakers, and they have put forward their especial lines of work in so compelling a way that the girls and their guests, all Senior girls, are finding it hard to decide just what fascinating work appeals the most. Perhaps you have observed that all through the year a vase of flowers or a blooming plant has brightened the office. That has been an evidence of Alpha’s thoughtfulness. Their activities have reached beyond the school horizon. Alpha collected 200 books for the Soldiers’ Home library, gave substantial Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts to the needy, and started the movement of noontide entertainments for the purpose of raising money for philanthropic work. A dinner at the Shriners’ Club and a theatre party following marked the climax of the social events both for the members and the alumnae.
The Hi Y Club is a very live organization. Talks by well-known local men have been a drawing card throughout the year, and every meeting has-attracted many interested visitors.
The girls of the Y. W. C. A. have kept themselves in our minds all year by the series of bright posters announcing their meetings, their plans, or their frolics. Judging from those posters, the Y. W. C. A. girls are happy, healthy, and helpful. One of their most enjoyable affairs was the Mother and Daughter Banquet at which this group of girls danced a minuet.
Circle early in the year adopted a symbol which expresses aptly the ideals the girls have for their society, their school, and their city. The same thought is echoed in their Creed. At Christmas time the girls prepared candy and toy filled stockings which, with the addition of a ton of coal, were given to the Salvation Army for distribution. The plea for the relief of the Near East met also with ready response. A feature of the regular meetings has been the Lyceum Course which has brought Dayton women of distinct personality and interesting occupation to address the girls. The Spring Dance was a charming affair, a color scheme of rose and silver being emphasized in a most original fashion.
161The youngest child in this family of societies is the Classical Club. Organized in October for the purpose of fostering an interest in the cultural phase of Latin and Greek, it has developed in a very promising way. The nucleus of the club was drawn from the Virgil classes, but the membership now includes members of Caesar and Cicero classes. The Classical Club fills a real need.
The boys of Olympian have worked steadily all year. The usual program standard has been maintained and the meetings have been helpful as well as interesting. At Christmas the members looked after the wants of a needy family, a service which shows the real spirit of Olympian.
V ega’s record this year has been a creditable one. Interest in the programs has been shown by the character of the work prepared for the regular meetings. The girls invited Mrs. Charlotte Reeve Conover to address an open meeting, the topic being An Adventure in Journalism. Thanksgiving baskets for four needy families, the party for mothers, an annual feature, flowers for the tables in the dining-room during the fall and spring, the Christmas Tree displayed in the lunch-room at the holiday season, and the St. Patrick Day entertainment, the proceeds of which went into relief funds are an indication of the variety and scope of the society’s activities.
El Estudiante, the club for those interested in Spanish, has finished a profitable year. Not only has the original purpose of the society been stressed, but also have other features of club life been emphasized. The quality of the programs has been high, and the members feel greatly benefited. The annual social affair, so eagerly anticipated was this year a theatre party at the Victory.
At the end of a long, busy morning When even A pupils lose power,
Comes a pause in the day’s rigid schedule That is known as the luncheon hour.
We have soup, and our stand-by, the sandwich, And beef-loaf, and—yes, pink ice cream,
And bottles of milk for the Freshmen—
I grow lyric when food is my theme!
The Seniors come first, oh, indeed, yes!
With a few of the Freshies thrown in;
The sixth hour belongs to the Juniors,—
They make such an horrible din.
And lastly the Sophomores enter,
They have waited a wearisome while;
Yet the word that the food is exhausted They accept with a stoical smile.
And when the last sandwich is eaten,
And the last drop of milk has been drunk,
We go to our eighth hour classes And try very hard not to flunk.
162Have you smelled it? What? Fresh paint! Wc know that some of us have not been content with the smell alone but have continued the investigation by means of a curious forefinger. It amounts to this: Stivers is being “spruced up.” Already enough of the work on the fourth floor has been completed so that we can tell what an improvement it is going to be. When we come back next fall we shall come to a building freshened throughout with attractively tinted walls and ceilings.
The boys on the basketball team will not soon forget the week of spring vacation. As a climax to our unusual season an educational trip was arranged, which gave the boys hurried but delightful glimpse of our eastern seaboard cities. After a stop at Buffalo and Niagara Falls the party went on to New York. A few busy days there, and then on to Philadelphia and Washington. The week slipped by all too rapidly, but the memory of the experience will be a lasting one.
We are proud to think that not a year goes by without some Stivers student winning honors in contests of a more or less distinctly literary character. This year the Rike-Kumler Company offered prizes for the best essays written by high-school pupils on Dayton’s Future. Marie Koeker. of the Sophomore class, was the winner of the first prize, and Mildred Hayes, a Freshman, took the second place.
Do our alumni realize how eagerly we follow their successes as they go on to college? Every triumph that is theirs, every honor that comes to them and every distinction that is won is a matter of pride and satisfaction to Stivers High Schooi.
As we look back over the year’s interests and activities, we are glad that we met so freely each call for help for those less blessed than we. In the midst of our hearty Christmas cheer we remembered the school children of Central Europe and a substantial check was mailed to Mr. Herbert Hoover as the Christmas gift of Stivers High School. I iris spring when the need of those start ing in Armenia was made known to us. the response was immediate and generous.
We are justly proud of our orchestra. No assembly would be perfect without the strains that greet us as we enter, and that soothe our return to “classes as usual.” The quality of their work is high, a fact that not only is appreciated by the faculty and student body but has also been acknowledged many times by our guests.
A school for lady chauffeurs! Laugh if you will, but the fact remains that the “inner workings” of even the most obstreperous car need no longer be a mystery to the girls of Stivers High School. This spring a class in Automobile Construction was opened for girls. There have been classes for boys throughout the year, and the interest in the work has been gratifying.
The first event of the Commencement season was the Class Sermon delivered Sunday, June 12th, by Dr. Huber in the Park Presbyterian Church.
Class Day was a joyous occasion.
On Friday evening, June 17th, at Memorial Hall, the Commencement exercises were held. The procession of graduates was, as always, a most beautiful feature. John J. Tigert, National Commissioner of Education, delivered an excellent address.
The farewell given by the Juniors in honor of the Seniors brought the week to a fitting close. “Home,. Sweet Home” was played all too soon for those enjoying this attractive function.
H. J. H.1641G51671G8169Annual, staff
Ass’t. Business Manager
Stenographers ________ __
-Arthur C. Hancock
-Charles E. Hoffman
Thelma Tapper Ava Shawhan Leonadis Volz Sarah Zimmerman
Raymond Fischer Katherine Roehm
Herbert Cook Lavon Mathis
Cleo Neal Sibyl Geyer
Faculty Advisers—Martha K. Schauer, Miriam S. Horrell, Florence Nuttall
171172Stivers News Staff
Editor _________________________________________Louis Williams
Assistant Editor--------------------------------Alberta Ginstie
Business Manager--------------------------------Charles Hoffman
Assistant Business Managers_____________________Walter Smith
Wendell Camp Ruth Fischer
Class News__________________________________Esther Bruns
James Bender Homer Harris
Department News_____________________________Vesper Donley
Society News________________________________George Gohn
Alumni News_________________________________Catherine Frasch
Athletic News_______________________________Carl Borland
Exchange ___________________________________Mildred Fogleman
Stenographers ______________________________Mildred Friesinger
Florence Nuttall Maud Woolpert
Miriam S. Horrell Martha K. Schauer
173174Calendar 1920, 1921
Sept. 7. There’s no place like home. We are here for another year of victories.
Sept. 8. Holiday. Everybody gone to the Fair.
Sept. 9. Assembly to put school in running order.
Sept. 20. Mr. Roy Young entertains students at an assembly.
Sept. 21. Miss Dople organizes a class for Senior girls in Home Hygiene.
Sept. 28. Mr. Wright, with a spring concert in mind, organizes choruses.
Oct. 1. Mr. Young’s violin recital. Senior-Sophomore reception. Stivers defeats Troy 21-0.
Oct. 7. Rousing assembly to boost the Carnival. Stivers News advertised by members of the staff. Boys’ quartet makes its first appearance. Alpha gilds make an appeal for books for the library at the Soldiers’ Home.
Oct. 8. Alpha girls entertain at a frankfurter frolic.
Oct. 14. Vega girls enjoy a weiner roast at Far Hills Camp.
Oct. 15. Jeffersonian and Olympian societies entertain at camp suppers. Stivers defeats Hamilton 33-0.
Oct. 18. Junior-Freshman reception.
Ort. 20. Mrs. Charlotte Reeve Conover speaks on “An Adventure in Journalism” to Vega girls and guests.
Oct. 23. A red letter event in Stivers’ history—the Carnival—a bigger success than last year’s. M. M. I. defeated 74-0.
Oct. 25. Dramatic production given for the benefit of the carnival workers. Everybody tired but happy.
Oct. 29. No school. Teachers’ annual convention.
Nov. 1. Back again after a short but happy vacation.
Nov. 4. Miss Jessie Ackerman speaks to the pupils on “Power Stations and True Greatness.”
Nov. 8. Assembly; Col. E. A. Deeds speaks on European traditions.
Nov. 19. Everybody wears orange and black buttons.
Nov. 23. Thanksgiving assembly called at 12:45 p. m.
Nov. 24. Vega, Alpha, Delphian and Circle help make Thanksgiving cheerful for the needy.
Dec. 2. Edgar A. Guest visits Stivers. Football squad enjoys banquet. Frank Sillin elected captain for 1921.
Dec. 3. Lieutenant Wiersbicki visits us again, and in his inimitable manner tells us some French history. Boys meet to organize Hi Y Club.
Dec. 10. Mr. E. A. Snyder, of the Crime and Prevention Bureau, addresses the Hi Y club. Stivers basketball season opens with a victory over Antioch.
Dec. 13. Seniors elect class officers.
Dec. 17. We hear Dr. Driggs, of the University of Utah.
Dec. 20. Assembly. Dr. Huber makes a plea for the Hoover fund.
Dec. 21. Vega mothers’ party.
Dec. 23. Christmas assembly. Musical program. We are presented with a picture by Vega Literary Society. A social hour at close of school at which the classes of ’20 and ’21 present their pennants to Stivers. Free-mont game. Merry Christmas to All!
176Calendar 1920, ’21— “(Continued)
Jan. 1. We begin the new year with a victory over Columbus Commercial 85-10.
Jan. 3. An enjoyable vacation ends; everybody is glad to get back.
Jan. 6. The faculty and students are delightfully entertained by a capable speaker, Mrs. Helen Paulsen.
Jan. 7. Stivers Hi Y club hears an illustrated talk on aeronautics by Lieut. E. E. Aldien.
Jan. 10. Juniors enjoy ballad singing, 5th period.
Jan. 13. Thirty junior and senior girls collect money for starving children of Europe.
Jan. 15. First out-of-town game. Piqua defeated by Stivers 49-12.
Jan. 20. General assembly to arouse mere enthusiasm for basket ball. Mr. Early and Mr. Marquardt speak.
Jan. 23. The seniors order rings and pins.
Jan. 27. Examinations. Every one busy.
Jan. 28. More examinations. Steele defeated once more, 38-20.
Jan. 31. Assembly in honor of the victory over Steele. Merit and honor pupils and cast for the senior play announced.
Feb. 2. Mr. Morgan, of Antioch College, speaks to Olympian Society and guests.
Feb. 5. We have defeated the national champions, 34-24.
Feb. 7. Assembly to celebrate victory. Social hour in gym. at
Feb. 11. Assembly. Troupe for “Oh! My Omar,” from O. S. U. entertains students. Marietta defeated 58-18.
Feb. 16. Benefit entertainment for Stivers News. We enjoy home talent.
Feb. 18. Assembly for girls to start shoe reform. Waite High of Toledo defeated 73-23.
Feb. 21. Otterbein Glee Club entertains at an Assembly.
Feb. 22. Hurrah for George Washington. No School.
Feb. 24. Pep assembly. We meet Steele again.
Feb. 28. Assembly in celebration of our victory. Score, 20-19. We are going to State Tournament.
Mar. 3. The team left for Delaware. Bible classes organized for girls.
Mar. 7. We are going back to the finals. Wasn’t so bad after all, was it? What? Burke test.
Mar. 12. We are State Champions once more.
Mar. 14. Assembly in celebration of our success. Dr. Huber and Dr. Brownlee speak.
Mar. 17. Oh! the Green.
Mar. 18. Ohio Wesleyan Glee Club visits Stivers.
Mar. 19-28. Vacation.
Mar. 28. The last stretch in a “home run.” The senior play advertised at an assembly.
Apr. 4. Assembly. Mr. Phillips spoke in the interests of Otterbein College. Mr. Smede and Mr. Pringle made a plea for the “Near East Relief Fund.”
Apr. 8. Vocational conference at Y. W. C. A. for Junior and Senior girls.
Apr. 18. Heated discussions are arising, the Seniors are giving their debates.
Apr. 29. Senior play.
Apr. 30. Senior play again. It excelled any amateur performance ever given in Dayton according to able critics.
May 5. Circus day. Everybody dismissed to see the elephants.
May 6. Miss Burns speaks to an assembly of girls, on “The Girl Herself.”
June 3. Class day. Aren’t the Seniors fine looking?
June 10. Final assembly for Seniors.
June 12. Baccalaureate sermon by Rev. Huber.
June 17. Commencement at Memorial Hall.
June 18. Junior-Senior farewell.
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