Stockton High School - Prairie Dog Yearbook (Stockton, KS)
- Class of 1913
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Text from Pages 1 - 80 of the 1913 volume:
MISS IDA Nl. HANSEN.
Regarded as wild untutored savages, we under
the magic musical wand transformed, our savage
breasts subdued, hereby pay to our beloved
teacher a slight token of regard.
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PUBLISHED BY CLASS OF 1913, OF THE. STOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL.
EDITO RIA L STAFF
FRANK SNYDER, EDGAR RUHAAK,
FENTON BAKER, PEARL DRYDEN,
ELSIE CHAMBERLAIN, PAUL JONES
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EDGAR RUHAAK -
PAUL JONES -
PEARL DRYDEN -
FENTON BAKER -
FRANK SNYDER -
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- - - - Editor-in-chief
- Business Manager
- - Literary Editor
It is with genuine pleasure that the Class of 191 3
presents this, their first and last volume of the Prairie
Dog. We do not claim that it stands out from those
that have preceded it as does a polished jewel from un-
cut gems. It is fitting that We take this occasion to thank
our many friends for their hearty co-operation, and We
have every reason to believe that this little compendium
will prove a pleasant memorial in after years.
ln humility and love We bow our adieu and Welcome
our successors with naught but good resolves and high
---CLASS OF I 91 3.
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NOTICE 'rms Kuo w1.saC-fs
STOCK-TON HIGH SCHOOL- school has been held in this building.
The Stockton High School was erected in 1581 by the This building was purchased in 1905 by the School
Congregational Educational Association for an academy. Iloard and with much remodeling it has become a building
For several years this building was used only for short ses- where an up-to-date education can be obtained.
sions of school in summer. High school was hrst held in The 142 graduates sincerely appreciate the o
1898 and from thence to the present date some f "" '
oiin of ties given them by the lloard of liducation.
GLOBE SCHOOL BUILDING.
This building was erected in 1907 at the cost of approx-
imately S-BU,3CO. llefore it was built school was held in
the old lilobe llnilding, which is now the Globe llotel. On
account of the poor condition of this hnilding and increas-
ing scholarship a new one had to be erected. We think a
great deal of this new building and its equipment, which is
among the best to be had in the line of primary apparatus
and equiplnent for domestic science and art anzl manual
CIIARLES E. MNEINNIS
IDA M. HANSEN
Kansas State Normal and K, U. K . , S
Maths-matics, Science and Civivs
ansas tate Normal
Mathematics and Normal Course-
M ISS MARY XVI LLIA MS
K. S. A. C. and K. U.
Latin, D. S. and D. A.
MRS. U. E. MQGINNIS
Kansas State Normal
English and Frcishman Latin
NIISS CORA C. EDGE
Thomas Training School, Detroit, Mivh.
Music and Manual Training
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Western State Normal, Hays,
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SENIOR CLASS lllS'l'0liY.
On a September morning in 1009 about thirty boys and
girls assembled in the hallway of the lligh School build-
ing and began discussing things unknown to them-sueh
things as algebra, geometry. l.atin, physical geography and
They were, according to the faculty, the greenest
buneh that entered into High School. Notwithstanding
this, several times the upper elassmen were eoinpelled to
admit that if the lfreshman elass was "green," it was
Disappointment piled on disappointment as the class roll
began to decrease, but it was not altogether the fault of the
teachers, as the pupils were unable to grasp with the sub-
A blue-eyed girl and a young man wearing glasses
entered High Sehool the next fall and made good look-
ing Fophoztzoresg also aninthrr lean. lanlsy bexy intd tis in
the late fall. 'lihs parties were grttttul heartily by tht
class, 'lihe remipiniug ot' the yttar was quite U2?LR'L'11ll-Lil an l
most all the prpils returuerl in the fall to take up the .lunior
work. .Xt the beginning tt' the year one mor: b y joinsl
rs in the person ot' l,ee XX'hituey. iXt the end ol the year
everyone was btu'deued with bushels of lcuowleilge aul the
zneiuory of the inzuiy gooil times spent in tl'e selitnczl tune-
tions during the year. :Xt the beginning rf this out' Senior
year the tlass rvl thirteen was reduced to eleven bv Klisf:
,Xliunie look going to Usborne to complete htr Sctiitti
year and thester l ietiranee xi as compelled to dtut sehtol
on account of outside Cifticulties, and, althovgh we are the
class of 1013. publishing the Thirteenth gXnnual, we still
consider ourselves very lueliy and thirteen is not our hoodoo.
EDGA 1: RUIIAAK ' Plcixm, ADRYDEN 'PAUL JONES
Egotistic Pretty Pleasing
Dense Easy Awful
Great Attractive Utilizing
Artistic Ridiculous Luc-ky
Real U3 'iI.uny."
FENTON BAKER ELSIE vllAM1s1m1,AlN FRANK SNYDEH
Friendly Excellent Frank
Entertaining Ilovablg 473 R981
Ty-if-kigh Intelligent Notvworthy
Omery Energetic' Kim'
MYRTLE STEV' ABT FRANK 'HALDERMAN FLORENCE MORRISON
Mystic Foolish Fussy
YOUUQZ Romantic Laughable
Real Affectionate Obedient
Tfuthful Naughty Religious
Little Kicker Entrancing
LEE VVH ITNEY u ERMINA IIALDERMAN
THE SENIOR CLASS AND FACULTY IN 1930.
After many years of experience and display of talent,
we again meet the class of 1913 and Faculty in various
places. My friend and I were climbing the hills of fame
in Portland, Oregon, and all at once we spied a little cabin
which looked very interesting, so we proceeded our climb,
and we saw a couple of old people sitting by the fire, and
while Mr. McGinnis was grading some of those horrid
orations that he didn't finish in 1913, Mrs. McGinnis was
still grading Freshmen English papers.
Then as we crossed the Pacihc into China we saw a
little man moving slowly down the street and saw at a
glance it was our old friend, Mr. Matthews. XVe asked
him what he was doing and he said if he couldn't be co-
superintendent in Rooks county he would try to be where
no one knew him. ln Paris we attended a grand opera
and on our programs it said we would hear the grandest
singer in the world. As the curtain arose, lo! and behold,
there stood our dear friend, Miss Hansen, bowing and
A lovely mansion stood a little distance from the hotel
and we thought it would be safe to see who lived there,
and as we entered the hall and looked into the dining room
we saw an old lady, formerly known as Miss Wfilliams,
sitting at the head of the table, explaining fully how her
children should act at the table and not to hnish eating until
she did. You D, girls know about this.
VVe then crossed the ocean again back to Lf. and
went to the plains of Nevada. There in a log house sat a
man with bowed head and we asked him what he was doing
and our friend, Frank Halderman, said he was waiting for
Yera to give him a date.
From there we went to New York and we saw our
friend, Fenton, still making the world's record as the
ten-second man, and he said it was better money than try-
ing to beat the Stocktons ten-second man's time. On the
outskirts of the city our "Know-lt-All XVhitney" had be-
come a successful farmer and was still following the cross.
Ermina was a professional teacher in the New York
High School and still says she will never marry.
W'e entered a swell house which was known as a rich
pharmacist's dwelling, and the door was opened by the
"butler," but we hardly recognized hini because his nose
had grown so long and he had such a deep bass voice, but
later we found out it was Paul jones. NYC went farther
into the room and there found Elsie acting the lady as this
We were walking down the street the next day and
ran across an old maidish-looking lady who was riding a
motorcycle. She turned her head, her face surrounded
with corkscrew curls, and we recognized our classmate,
lflorencc, giggling as usual.
Vfe traveled on to Chicago and in the park met Frank
Snyder and he said he was training animals to sing now,
as people were too easy for his ability. XYe passed farther
into the park, when all at once we stopped to listen, and
heard someone singing. XVe stood entranced, because it
was our friend, Myrtle, singing "Yankee Doodle."
Still farther on a stately ,gentleman was giviing a
speech and showed great oratorical powers, and when told
who he was we were somewhat surprised to hear the title,
Iidgar Ruhaak, attorney and counselor at law. He had be-
come famous and he said it was caused by the teaching
he had while a Senior in High School. This is all of our
class roll and I guess I will always keep my position
pianist in S. H. S.
.I I' NIOR CLA SS
DWIGHT GREGORY ......... ........ . .President
HOMER MOCAULEY ............ Vice-President
MARY WALLACE ..... .... . Secretary-Treasurer
COLORS CLASS FLOWER
Purple and White White Carnation
Possunt qui se posse putent
JUNIOR FLASH ROLL
Russell Wooden Jamie Coolbaugh Harry Harn Earl Damon FlovdCl1ipman Glen Heiner
Allllfil'-y' Duncan Gmwe-CTlz1r'lc Iva Cross Vivian Bonebralw Vera Buck Graco l-Iammonfl Rhoda Preston llilwln Moore- Gnlrlin- Vlarlx
llomc-1' Ml'C:1uIvy lVl:1ry Wallzufv Esl':1Sc'0t.l, llwighl Crm-ggory
ALFRED NOYCE ......,..... ......... . President
EDITH STARK ...... Vice-President
MABEL DRYDEN ..... .... . Secretary
ELLEN RUHAAK .... .... T reasurer'
COLORS CLASS FLOWER
Orange and Black Sunflower
Plus Sage Que Les Sages
Yip Ya! Yip Ya! Yip Ya Yeen!
We are not what We seem,
Although we are small and lean
We'll make the class of nineteen fifteen
FRIGSIIM AN CLASS
BURNEY BALMER .... ..,,........... P resident
ALTA WRIGHT .......... .... V ice-President
BERTHA DUNNICK ......... . ...'I'reasure1'
GLADYS BONEHRAKE ..... ..., S ecretary
COLORS CLASS FLOWER
Old Rose and White White Rose
Nod summum sed ascendent
Strawberry short cake, pickles and pie
There were sixty Freshies. Oh my, my,
Hut now only forty-five can be seen
For the class of Nineteen Sixteen
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HIGH SCHOOL CALENDAR.
O-School hegan. of the huilrling.
IO-Lecture hy l'1-of, Oct. l5--lioot-hall game at Stockton hetwecn Stockton
ll-The piano enrolletl. having hatl a vacation anrl Kerwin.
Oct. loiThe l'hysics class have some queer theories
ll-liflsie Lihamherlain cnrollecl. lf' llllllk llllttllf-
13-lloys feast on watermelon. Oct. 17-lfootfhall game at l'lainville. S. ll. S. vs
loflireslnnen take examination to enter lligh ll. ll. S.
l7ffLiigarctte law expountletl to the school.
lSfl'rof, gives personal views on athletics.
20-Another watermelon feast.
23-XYhitncy's hearl enlarges.
2-lv-'l'hree-hanrlefl scuffle in the hall hetween
hoys antl the Prof.
25-Boys all trafle neckties, coats antl hats.
lo-School runs very smoothly.
27-liirst game ot toot-hall: playetl at Norton.
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--t Jne more music stuclent.
-l-Receiverl Chenney annual.
hy a Senior hoy.
7-Freshies take a straw rifle.
8-Some toot-hall hoys stutly a little harfler.
U-Klay Taylor antl l.exie Stark visit the lligh
Oct. 10-Some of the foot-hall hoys have a slight ats
tack of the "low-grades." rentlering them unahle to play for
l-l-llugs holcl a special service on the south sitle
18-lllainville hoys visit the lligh School.
Oct. ll-Fittyfseven lectures hy l'rot. O you l'lain-
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-M e strays are allowccl to return to their
Oct. 23-AX contest of strength hetwecn a lreshie hoy
ancl the l'rot.
Oct. 2-lkvera liinzle visits the Iligh School.
Oct. 25-Jlihe tleometry class measure the height of the
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fl'1oI, Matthews is hack to school alter a
Oct. 20-Monthly tests.
--Some mere hoy shaking' in the hall.
Oct. Sl-l'upils walk to school in the first snow of the
lilligh School pupils help l'rot'. Klatthcws in
1 hy wearing his campaign hatlge.
-l-S. ll. S. hoys antl girls tliscuss politics.
Xov. 5-A Senior hoy gets his hcatl cracketli playing
o-lkoys are intensely interestecl in the election.
Nov. 7+Some Seniors teach in the gracles.
Nov. S--Some hoys take another hike to the l'lain-
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LITER RY SOCIETIES.
DELTA PHI. OMEGA THETA.
Vresirlentfliclgar Rl'll.X.Xli. Secretary-tiormli Cinxleli. P,-egiqcmw
XYTCQ-lll'CSltlCl1t-l2.XRl. llniox. IFRAXXK Syymqk,
Program Committee. 5CC1'etary'-
l,lC.XltI. URYIHEN, Qil1E1i1'1llZ't11Q IFIAQRIQNCE KIORRISON.
lslitf SNYIJFR. Yice-l'resiclent-Enrrn S'r.xRK.
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Co10r.v.' 1 ink and Ilf lzitf.
The llelta l'hi Society, or the oclcls of the high school
roll, cleliveretl thc first program of the school year. .Ns
usual, the programs were eomposecl of essays, original
stories. cleclamations. instrumental music, solos anfl quartets,
poems anal clialogues. llelta l'hi. you know, stanzls for
Many interesting things were presented hy those who
were interestecl in the society cause. but those who flicln't
try to improve lost the benefit of this helpful institution.
The requirement of each pupil is that he appear at least
once in three different roles. This rule was not ohserverl
hy a few, who consequently were suspenclerl from classes
till these hail been macle.
liarly in the year this society began to eclit a monthly
paper, "The Delta l'hi journal," which containetl news both
current anfl local high school. .Xfter it was first put out.
it never failerl to liven up every later program.
The preliminary cleelamation contest was helcl May 12,
ELSIIC CILx1x11:1cRl.ix1N, Chair-
ci0lUl'.Y.' tfrfczz ami Il'l1i1'f'.
The livcns again assumed the name Omega Theta,
which stanmls for "on top," l suppose.
They gave their first program two weeks later than
the Delta l'hi's. thus making two programs every month.
,Xlthough the society worlc has not been so important as
in former years, it has helpecl to vary the work on the hill.
The main feature of the programs has heen the paper.
"The Omega Theta L'hronieles." which was published at
every program this year, These furnished a great cleal of
jollity, which is goocl meclicine.
The meclal, clue to the new methocl of cletermining the
winner, was not awarfleml this year, hut it is supposecl that
the olcl custom will he resumed next year.
Their preliminary contest was hcltl May 15. 1913.
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Is Education Worth While?
ln answer to the question some may ask as to what
is education, l should say that in its broadest sense it is the
development of man intellectually, industrially and morally.
Intellectual education is that obtained from books: in-
dustrial education is that obtained in the line of any work,
and moral education is the education which enables a man
to distinguish between right and wrong.
lf there is anyone so prejudiced against education as
to say that some of our greatest men have been uneducated,
let him follow me briefly in the life of Lincoln, who, they
say, was uneducated. lle never went to school a great
deal, it is true, but was he not educated? XYho has not
heard the story of the boy's lying on the floor working
problems in mathematics on a piece of wood with a charred
stick for a pencil and the tire-place for a light? A-Xnd who
hits not heard of his tramping miles upon miles in order to
gct a book to read? And did not his step-mother teach him
everything she knew? lt is one of I.incoln's great char-
acteristics that he was always trying to learn something
new and was always very earnest in his efforts to obtain
an education. A person who is always striving for an edu-
cation and is earnest in his efforts to secure it will always
succeed in obtaining one.
XYealth is the substance for which all the world is
striving today, and which it is necessary to have in order
to purchase food, clothing, and all the necessities of life.
Intellectual education is the best known aid today for
sccuring wcalth. A man today without an intellectual edu
cation is as a blind man wandering about a strange place,
as helpless as a child endeavoring to bear the heavy burden
ot' a grown man.
The man who is uneducated intellectually has become
reconciled to his poverty and is contented if he is not in
want today, and is never prepared for the morrow:
but a man who is educated is able to see the need of secur-
ing wealth and is foresigbted enough to prepare for the fu-
An educated man, when he sees people wearing away
their lives doing work that could be done much more quickly
and easily with machinery, will set himself to thinking how
it can be invented. He makes a study of it and hnally
makes the invention and has it patented. lle either sells
his patent outright or collects a royalty from all machines
made. llc draws great wealth from this, besides making
many peoples lives more easy.
Could Thomas A. Edison have invented the phono-
graph, the greatest of all inventions, if he had not de-
veloped his brain to the point which told him that the talk-
ing machine was a possible thing? He could not, as all will
agree with me.
llealth is a great factor in a person's happiness an'l
success in life. A man who has no education will toil
away day after day, often eating improper and an insuf-
ficient amount of food. As a result he is soon broken in
health, unable to do his work and requires the aid of a
physician, who administers drugs to build up his health
again. The man loses several weeks' work, besides paying
the physician for his services. Now a man who is educated
would see that something was wrong' and by his knowledge
of the laws of health would ind and remove the cause.
Thus he would be saved the time and expense that was
lost to the uneducated. The man who is unable to keep his
health will never be able to make a success of life.
lndustrial education is of the greatest benefit to man
in many ways. A man who has a great deal of pride. or
one who has been accustomed to leading a life of ease,
considers it a disgrace to his personal self when forced by
circumstances to do manual labor. lle is greatly handi-
crpped, because he doesn't know how to go about any work.
llad he been taught a trade, which he could take up as a
vocation, he would be interested in it and would not feel it
was against his dignity to do the work which he was skilled
There is no call today for the uneducated man. The
.nan who has been industrially educated is the man who
bosses the job, while the uneducated man is forced to do
the drudgery work. lle is totally unprepared for the keen
competition that goes on in all lines of work all over the
world. An industrial education would prepare him for
this and make him more proficient in his vocation, for as a
man works along a certain line for any period of time he
naturally comes to know it better and is able to better it in
Business colleges have been established in all the cities
of the United States, where a person may obtain an educa-
tion in any kind of work which he wishes to take up. for
a small amount of money. Thousands are taught here
lt makes no difference if a man is wealthy. he should
have an education along some line in order to be able to
make a living, for what man knows when misfortune is
going to sweep away all his wealth and possessions?
A moral education is the substance which gives a na-
tion its power, the source from which it draws its strength.
Consider for a moment what kind of a nation our own
United States would be if its people were entirely unedu-
cated morally. No one would feel under obligations to
others. Each one would be working for his own welfare
and would care nothing for those around him.
A lack of moral education is responsible for many of
the great crimes that are being committed tozlay. Wlould
liooth have shot down in cold blood Abraham Lincoln, the
best of presidents, if he had been educated morally? The
less crimes that are committed in a nation the stronger it
becomes. Therefore ainioral educating of its people is a
means of acquiring strength.
Therefore. since intellectual education would lead to
wealth, inventions and discoveries, and to health, industrial
education would teach men the dignity of labor and make
them ntore prchcient in tlieir vocations: and moral erluc?
tion would lead to wealth, inventions and discoveries, an
to healthg i11ll1.lStl'lZll education would teach 111e11 tl1e dignity
of labor Zlllfl lllllliif tl1e111 111ore proficient i11 tl1eir vocations.
and 111oral education would build up a stronger nation a11d
prevent tl1e spreading of crime: it is worth tl1e wl1ile of aft.-'
man to secure it eve11 at tl1e cost of n1uch ti111e, 111o11ey at-tl
sacrifices, Zllltl worth tl1e while of Zlllj' llittlllll to encourage
and l1elp i11 making Cflllffltlfjll eoinpulsory.
til its llutsma,
Away dow11 i11 XYestern Iowa alzout ten 111iles from
the old Missouri River exists the rp1ai11te-lt little country
T say it l1as tl1e most ridiculous name-l mean
it has had 1111til recently. when its enterprising citi-
zens of tl1e masculine sex, with their pipes i11 tl1e left
corner of their inouths, a11d their heads tilted over o11 the
right side, decided UllZl11llllOL1f3ly it 111ust l1ave a n1ore digni-
fied name. Consequently it St2lHflS today as Knox. hut for
thirty years it did sta11d Lick-Skillet.
Tl1e setting of tl1is little tow11 is Z1'illlll'Z1lJlC-XYUI'tll5' of
The scenery of tl1e huge bluffs. tall piitirie grass urirlf
ding gracefully to llClQl'llJO1'l11g helils of ripcniiig grain, and
standing guard over all, dressed in tlfe best dress that rain
Zlllcl mother eartl1 could give it Zllltl rustling witl1 pride,
is tl1e cor11. All these, Zlllfl more, Sll1'l'tIUlltl this infant
town, with its rustic hridges over tl1e creek wl1ich wenls
its way through its Illltlfit.
But tl1e town! Vtiords fail me! Some eight or tclt
straggling little dwelling houses, containing from 0116 to
three roo111s are scattered about pronnsctiously.
For a hugey tzr wagon to pass through tl1e o11e street
causes an i111111ecfiate C'i1'ltClHLQ1lf+ll1 fzzct, the o11ly excite
111e11t tl1ey have, Zllltl you see the tiny platfor111 i11 front of
the dwelling house doors, swarining witl1 dogs, cats, chick-
ens Zllltl six or seven little dirty-faced, uncoinhed children.
llut tl1e houses are not all. This town boasts a store-
Sllfll a funny little store. 'lillE5' try to supply all their cust-
c:n1ers' demands. from stale cheese, aged sardines Zllltl home-
niade sauerkraut to hnlts of faded hut tly-specked rihhon,
mingled artistically witl1 INCHTS felt hoots, fresh cahhages
Tl1e telep-ltone central and post office also occupy
tl1is one-room store. Tl1e proprietor of tl1is store tits i11
so nicely with l1is SllI'I'tJl1Iltll1lgS tl1at you'd have to look
twice to see whether it is really the proprietor or a tllllllllly
cfrcssed up to advertise his overalls, heavy work shirt, calf-
hide heots and loud suspenders. He also scenis to wish to
advcrtise his tohacco. for XYllC11 l1e is 11ot chewing and
tryingg' to haptize the stove with the result of his chew. he
is indulging i11 the hnury of l1is corncoh pipe. Oh, yes, l
lllllSlI not forget that stove, for its great rusty lllllli occupies
tl1e center of tl1e room, a11d arou11d it we invariahly find tl1e
111ale population chewing. spitting a11d discussing the affairs
of tl1e government and wishing tl1e president would ask
thein for advice.
.N mill, a hlacksn1itl1 shop anrl a cl111rcl1 complete the
Tl1e hlacksmith, hy the way. is another character. lle
is a jack-of-all-trades. lle shaves, cuts hair, l1e works on
perpetual motion, l1e farms, l1e is interested i11 flying 111a-
chines, l1e is a plasterer: i11 fact, it is l1ard to tell what l1e
doesnt lJI'Cl6I'ltl to dog a11d i11 keeping witl1 tl1e tow11 a11d
all else, l1is 11211110 is bloh.
Tl1is story is all true from tl1e 11a111e l.ick-Skillet to
its niost lJ1'O1lllSl!lg citizcnfuloh.
Softly falls the shades of night
Over Stockton lligh School,
Hiding from our gracious sight
Grim old Stockton lligh School.
VVish 'twas dark and all snowed up
For most a hundred years,
Mayby then I'd be grown up,
just mayby so, my clears.
U dear me! It's pound and jam
livery single minute,
Trying in our heads to cram
XYhen there's llflffllllg in it
flu our heads 1 meanj.
Some are smarter than the rest
And some are just quite bright,
Strange it seems that all the best,
.fXnd the ones that are right,
All the ones that star and soar
To great and dizzy fame
Should belong to the Sophomoreg
fllut they do, just the same,
NYhile the others pine away
And wish it o'er and o'er,
Even if but for a day.
To be a Sophomore
fThe kids I meanj.
Xow there's the Seniors 3 bless you heart,
They're digging hard enough
Endeavoring to get through their part
Of that old eighth grade stuffg
llut they just cannot make it go.
And troubles have galore.
Of course 'tis hard, or kind of so
liven for a Sophomore.
Some folks get awfully spunky,
And boil around and stew,
liecause there's some poor flunky
No pulling could get through
CSeniors I meanl.
The Juniors-where to find them
T'would take a microscopeg
And then youll have to bind them
Around a gyroscope.
The Seniors will not own them,
The Sophomores ignore them,
The Freshies, they bemoan them,
They, tlzvlzisvltws, deplore them.
They're mixed in, and they're mixed out
Higeldy, pigelty so,
Cant tell what they are about,
VVibelty, XVabelty Ho
Cjuniors I meanj.
And the Freshmen so demure.
Who would dare deery them
For 'twould be so premature
VVith no chance to try them.
l.et them be and they will grow
To be as large as we.
XYho can tell what they may know,
Or what their brains may be,
lfor one thought that gives them cheer
ti-Xnd when there's hope don't weepy,
ls to be a Sophomore next year,
The highest aim to seek
tTf they can l meanl.
O the Sophomores, they're the stuff,
Big in head and feeling,
Full of braggadocio bluff,
Full of double dealing.
Uh, we're happy as a clam
And chargy of deceit.
Little "you" and big "I am"
Bordering on conceit.
Sometimes it takes a pony
To pull us on clear through,
Yet still we feel quite tony,
Because that is nothing new
CTO the rest I meanj.
-Qt'1i'roNix llfzlxnrr, Sophomore.
The Boy On the Farm.
The time comes to every boy when he should decide
that there is some great work for him to do, and that he
must make his mark in the world. The boys of poor par-
ents whose homes are on the farm feel that they do not
have the advantages that city boys do. They are liable to
overlook the many resources that are always at hand, regard-
less of location or circumstances.
One of the best opportunities for a boy on the farm
is self-instruction, the value of which cannot be overesti-
mated. The boy who, after a day's hard work in the field,
sacrifices pleasure and a reasonable amount of sleep for
study is almost sure to meet with success. lle is sowing
seed that will yield a bountiful harvest in some form in
his future life. lle is unlike many young men who attend
college simply because they want to have a good time, for
the knowledge thus aimlessly gained is easily forgotten.
The many correspondence schools bring practical edu-
cation on very reasonable terms to the door of those boys
living on the farm.
The world is waiting for these self-made men, and
fortunate indeed is the graduate of the Fireside University.
The boy living on the farm has an opportunity to lear11
one of the most essential lessons-and that is economy. The
calls upon the boy with money in the country are not great,
and so there is a good chance for him to learn to save his
money and not spend it foolishly.
No matter how discouraging the country boy finds his
conditions. he should not make the mistake of allowing his
ambition to relax or indifference take possession of him.
There are always those who laugh at quiet studiousf
ness, but the fable of the hare and the tortoise is a good
thought to remember, for many persistent plodders have
had their efforts crowned with victory.
l.ct the boy on the farm remember that the opportunity
for a poor man was never better than it is today, for he is
on an equal footing with his neighbor, be he rich or poor.
True, he may not be able to
financial deals, but the doors of education are open to him
gain recognition by great
and good books are cheap, and they are capable of paving
the way to victory.
-Cuz: 1c'roN Bcck, lfrmlzzzian.
Vfhen but a boy of fifteen summers. l'rof. had taken
apart and put together his mother's sewing machine.
tNot so with telephonesj
"A COMMENTARY ON CICERO'S LIFE."
liefore entering into the plot of my story ,l should ex-
plain that Cicero was a crony of one of my associates, and
thus you can expect an exact account of the great' orator's
life. Cicero was a very brilliant boy whose parents were
of that wealthy class of Romans who boasted of patrician
ancestors. As it was related to me, Cicero graduated from
the Roman lligh School at the age of fifteen. He was
greatly enthused over athletics of all kinds. He was a mem-
ber of a baseball team and captain of the football team. It
is said that the baseball team in which he played was beaten
only once and the score was 15 to l. lt is not known
public in general.
whether the team played again or not.
After his graduation,
adventure. At the age of
partment, and because of
deeds he was encouraged
dresses. Now, there was
which persuaded Cicero to
Cicero became enthusiastic for
seventeen he joined the hre de-
his brilliant success and brave
by many to deliver public ad-
one thing more than all others
take up this line of work. He
had a most hated enemy by the name of Cataline, and Cicero
thought that if he'd become a statesman he could influence
the people against this fellow. Cicero and Cataline had
l-'nown each other from boyhood and it was at this time that
the enmity was formed. Cataline was one of those boys
who didnt go to Sunday School and it was rumored that
he played marbles for keeps. Many a heated discussion
and Hstic encounters were experienced by these boys. And
rs they grew older the fire of anger kindled into a Fire of
hatred. So Cicero entered rpon his new task with de-
,-X rufnber of years passed before he became very pop-
ular with the Roman people, but finally won popularity by
his flowery spccchcs angl wonderfully graceful gestures.
At this time Rome was the county seat of Italy and
Cicero became acquainted with many of the county officers
and he formed the intimate acquaintance of the county su-
perintendent, who was well versed upon all lines of history.
It had now been four years since he had l1C21ffl Of
Cataline, but one evening, while walking in the court yard,
he noticed a man being led toward the jail. The man
looked familiar to Cicero, and he decided to learn his name.
He walked up to the sheriff and asked the name of the
prisoner and the nature of the charge against him. He
found, to his surprise, that the prisoner was Cataline and
that he was charged for plotting against the Roman govern-
Here was Cicero's chance to get even with Catalinc. He
at once posted bills which stated that Cicero would deliver,
free of charge, public addresses for the benefit of Romans.
lle delivered these speeches to large crowds, two of
which were in the presence of the senate and two to the
These addresses consisted of testimonials and evidences
against Cataline and led to his immediate banislnnent.
After this, Cicero delivered many public speeches and
became very popular-so popular, in fact, that he was be-
headed for his success. '
Thus ended the life of that great man who has always
been so popular with the schools of the world.
YVanted-To know if Vera Buck is really a deer
XYanted-A stenographer to handle Frank llalder-
man's correspondence and to take dictations from Prof.
A is for Alta, a girl so bright,
lYho is never wrong, but always VX'right.
B is for llurney, our ladies' man.
If he can't make hits, nobody can.
C is for "Chippy," whose hair is so red
It does for a candle to light him to bed.
D is for Damon, our sport so fine:
In athletics he is right in line.
E is for Miss Edge, whose music is best
To soothe the Iligh School savage's breast.
F is for Fenton, it's easy to know
From the colors he wears, he's a human rainbow.
G is for George, so strong and hardy,
lYho was never known to be tardy.
H is for Miss Hansen, the one we love well:
lVhen we are in mischief she always can tell. l
I is for Iva, whose surname is Crossg
She will never do anything unless she can boss.
J you all know is for j. Paul jones,
Who iiatters us all in musical tones.
K is for knowledge we all wish to obtain
And after much study we some day will win.
L is for I.ee. whose musical laugh
UNC Often might take for the bawl of a calf.
M is for Mrs. lllctiinnis and Mr. Matthew, too,
In school work they are fine, tried through and through.
N is for Noyce, whom you can bet
Is everywhere known as the teachers' pet.
O is for Ola, a fine little cook,
lYho knows her Caesar just like a book.
P is for professor, a man so greatg
He is the one who keeps us all straight.
Q is for Quetona, so iuodest and quiet,
VVho because of poor health must surely diet.
R is for Russell, a man of wood,
XYho always does just what he should.
S is for Stark and Snyder and Scott,
XVho every one of them thinks he knows a whole lot.
T is for Teddy, our janitor bold.
XYho always does whatever he's told.
U is for Lfel, a boy scout so true,
VVho has spent many days tramping the woods through.
V is for Yivian, a junior so sweet.
And in geometry can hardly be beat.
W is for Miss XVilliams, our instructor in science and art,
Vvho also seems to know her Caesar by heart.
lYhat X may stand for, no one can say.
You might prove it by algebra, though, some day.
Y is for Yoxall, a lfreshie so tall,
XVho is never caught playing in the hall.
Z is for Zettie, a nice little lass,
XYho likes to stand by the looking glass.
One day in May a Senior lady received a stiff white
envelope. As she opened it with hurrying lingers she
wondered if she were invited to a wedding feast, but was
agreeably surprised when she found that the knights of the
Senior class were inviting the Senior ladies and two royal
guards of the High School faculty to the Ruhaak castle.
Shortly after eight o'clock on May Sth tl1e entire com-
pany had assembled inside the castle gates and were royally
welcomed by Knights Ruhaak and Vtlhitney, After wrestling
for a few minutes with the Muses of Poetry and Art,
Knight Ruhaak proposed a journey. The ladies were mys-
tihed, but with undying faith in the brave knights pro-
ceeded on the way. Upon nearing the jones mansion the
draw-bridge was lowered and the company invited inside
to toast to the health of Sir Marshmallow.
All went merry as a marriage bell until two of the
brave knights became uneasy and advised the merrymakers
to proceed on the journey.
As the company stole quietly down the dark street a
dim, mysterious light was noticed in the basement of 1
huge building. How brave the knights looked when they
strode toward the door, and how proud the ladies were of
them when they fearlessly pushed it open and entered!
There was found a table spread with a kingly feast. How
they feasted and drank, and how jolly they all were, and
how proud the ladies were of knights who could plan such
After this merry feast the party journeyed homeward
well satisfied and happy.
If Ula could Cook would Fenton Baker?
If llurney had a Studebaker would Susan li. Tudor'
If Iva was Cross would Ida Thrasher?
If Fern was a Miller would Lucy Turner?
If Russell wasn't XYooden would Gladys' llones Brake?
lf Yera lluek was a deer would Pearl Ilunter?
If XVillis could Reed would Alta VVright?
If Beulah XYestfall would Harry Look?
In quest of Frank Rhoda Pressed on to the Standard
If Ethel could Bray would Fanchion Look?
If Edna would Barr would lfel Hobbit?
Fusnz TXTAY Kxow.
Nathan ttalking about the Ten Commandmentsj-
f'Now these Ten Commandments," and then he paused for
A SCHOOL BOY'S DREAM.
It was near the end of the term. The beginning Eng-
lish class was to have a test on Dickens' "Tale of Two
Cities' l was anxious to obtain a good grade, therefore
studied till late, retiring in a disturbed state of mind not
conducive to sound sleep.
As l lay thinking of what l had read there appeared
before 1ny eyes a graveyard. In one part was a man digging
with a spade. As a workman T would have criticized him
severely, for he seemed to lack concentration of mind and
continually gazed about him. He continued to dig, how-
ever. At last he seemed to have reached the object of his
search. llorror of horrors! My hair stood on end. A
cold sweat started. Chills ran up and down my back. In
his arms he held a cofhn. Yery excited, I began to wonder
at this strange sight. I asked myself what jerry could
mean by this and why he didn't let it rest instead of digging
I wondered if some of the obsequies common to such
occasions had been neglected. This was not probable. Be-
fore the day of moving picture funerals the funeral fur-
nislzeil a solemn sort of amusement and so was well attended.
lt is probable that some of America's best tragic actors
took their first lessons at funerals. The apparent sorrow
of some people of the picture show on such occasions would
make tears pour down the face of the Egyptian Sphinx and
overflow the Xile.
Suddenly I was in a bank. A man, whom T recognized
to be Mr. Lorry, was seated at his desk counting pounds,
guineas, crowns, etc.
Standing in one corner of the room T saw a personage
of royal appearance whom l recognized as the king. He
was bareheaded, which I thought was very strange. He
said he was walking down the street, when, as he was turn-
ing a corner, a sudden gust of wind blew his crown off and
carried it beneath the wheels of a cab and mashed it. Ile
didn't seem to care very much. He informed Mr. Lorry that
it was his old winter crown he was wearing till he could
pay for his wife's new Easter crown, but it was becoming
so unbecoming and out-of-Adate and the eariiaps made it so
uncomfortable in warm weather that he had almost decided
to buy another.
llc proved to be quite a fop in regard to crowns. Mr.
Lorry showed him crown after crown, till his patience was
sorely tried, but he worked on for the interest of Te1lson's.
lle showed him a crown whose appearance just suited him,
but when he tried it on, found it too large. Mr. Lorry sug-
gested putting paper under the sweatband, but the king
feared that mice might nest in it. lle said his wife had
tried it and a rat got in hers. .-Xfter a few more trials
he found a satisfactory oneg had his initials stamped in the
bandg told Mr. l.orry he would come around and settle
next pay day, and departed.
I was now carried in my dream to a wine shop in a
narrow, dirty street of a large city. Sitting behind the
bar was a very stout woman-about as stout as restaurant
butter which has become bald headed from old age and
bad breath. She was dressed just a little bit loud-just
loud enough to be heard a half block on a still night.
Making signs seemed to be her whole aim in life. She
signed to her husband, she signed to her friends, she signed
her names in her knitting: she also signed free passes to
Kingdom Come via the Grand Tumbril and a la Guillotine
As she was thus engaged a woman with plumage of
a Rhode Island Red hen and whose complexion resembled
that of a thoroughbred Duroc jersey, entered. She looked
very peculiar and I recognized her as Miss l'ross.
Mrs. Defarge seemed to be trying to compel her to
do something which she did not wish to do. 1 could hear
Miss l'ross, an angry look upon her face, shout, "I'd like
to take you by the nape of the neck and throw you over
the back yard fence of life into eternity !" They rushed to-
gether. l heard a deafening crash as of a pistol shot.
just then I was awakened by the ringing of my alarm clock.
RIIERXYIN' DAVIS, Freshman.
Uh yes. we're proud of our eleven,
.Xnd just as proud of our one and seven.
For we nineteen, each lad and lass,
llelong to the noble junior class.
Yivian lionebrake, a girl so short-
She is one of the jolly sort.
Vera Buck, a nice little lass,
Is the youngest member of the class.
Floyd Chipnian, with hair so red,
'Twould serve for a candle, as it was said.
Grace Clark. so dainty and so staid,
She is destined to be an old maid.
Goldie Clark, with voice so sweet,
XYhen it comes to good looks she can't be beat.
james Coolbaugh, tall and slim,
Is never seen without a grin.
Iva Cross, a smartie once,
Is now the juniors' awkward dunce.
Ifarl Damon, the life of the class.
XYliat would happen if he should pass?
.Xudrey Duncan, a girl so small,
NVho has always wished that she were tall.
Dwight Gregory, who is ever seen
Looking around for something green.
tirace llammond, who is so happy and gay
And hates to study, but likes to play.
tilen lfleiner, who is so quiet and drony,
Never did sec a Latin pony.
Harry Harn, who would like to be
An athlete way up in G.
llilda Moore, our .lunior so sweet,
Xlihose recitations can't be beat.
Rhada Preston, so full of fun,
Xthen it comes to walking-she'd rathcr
lfsta Scott, a girl quite good,
Could sit still awhile, if she only would.
Mary NYallace, our favored one,
Never rests till her lessons are done.
Russell lYooden, whose nickname is Pudd,
Could get good grades if he only would.
This is the story of each lad and lass
That belong to the noble Junior class.
Senior, holding a pen toward freshman. Freshman
4'NVhat's that for?"
Senior-f'Oh, that's to write with."
Prof. said that he was liable to pronounce the spell-
words too fast as "lie" was used to dicfzifilzg in iz
Mr. Matthews, in i-Xmerican History class-"Pearl, what
l.oche's Grand Model?"
Pearl-"I though sure l would remember that."
just call Main 210 in Pueblo for a lawyer, if he isn't
Prof. to Susan Tudorf"You work your algebra like
a business man."
Prof. in Physics class. telling of his former experience
in the laboratory-"XYe used to have curtains in here, but
now we have nothing much in here but the bare roomfl
Oh you Physics class.
Fenton was asked to remove some gmn from his mouth
in American llistory class.
Paul. sitting across the table, longingly held out his
hand for the gum.
Matthews said-"Now, Paul, we don't need anyone to
act cute in class." Then he offered some explanation. lfle
said when people have company, they say to their four or
five-year-old child, 'Xow, act cute.' But as we have no
company, we need no one to act cute."
Frank ll.-"Say, didn't Mr. Rarich grade close in
geometry lll? lie graded on writing, neatness and every-
Miss llansen-"And you got through all right ?"
Miss llansen-"llow beautiful is the song of the mock-
ing bird on a moonlight night."
The Arithmetic class received a cold reception in the
library. The thermometer registered forty-nine degrees in
Sophomore-t'VVas Africa named after a woman ?"
Prof. must have had trouble with central. lle says we
need a reform in our system.
Jones, in class meeting-"Say, I don't think the rest of
you girls have anything to say."
Pearl was heard to say-"XYouldnlt the Arctic Circle
be a great place to live. lf your beau stayed till midnight
he would stay three months."
Know all ye people by these presents that we, the class
of l9l3 of the Stockton lligh School, in county of Hooks,
in state of Kansas, and being of sound mind, do make and
publish this. our last will and testament, wherewith we
abrogate all previous wills made by us.
l7i1'.s'z'.' We desire that Rev. lluck deliver our funeral
sermon which will occur Nay 29. 1913.
SCt't7lllIl.' XX'e request that each member oi the School
lloard be compelled to write an oration of at least live
thousand words and deliver on the ldes of June, l'll3.
Tl1i1'a'.' To the hluniors we lovingly entrust our interest
in .Xmerican history. reviews, methods, and physics, also our
rights as Seniors to publish the Prairie Dog of lllll. and
our habit of carrying on business meetings peaceably. Their
member. Yivian, shall inherit our Rules on l'arliamentary
1:0lH'f1l.' To the Sophomores. our old Cicero books,
and all our talent and liking for same. since we'll have no
more use for them.
Fifth: To the lfreshmen, lfentoirs recipe for pompa-
dour tonic, and our conceit.
.S'i.r1'lz.' To the lfaculty, our thanks for the good they
have inspired in us.
.S'fi'c'111'l1.' To all pedagogues, this advice: lJon't teach
school and try to practice law on the side. and Tire 'r't'1'm.
Elifjllfllf The members of the Senior class shall have
O R BEQUEST.
as inementoes to carry with them in their future existence
after the said 28th of May, l9l3, these following tokens,
Paul, a holder for all his spoons.
Florence, Miss Xtilliams' ranve because it is a Good
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tial l-l-lO37oX--Stockton Review-School Paper-
lidffar, l'aul's deliffht in handin macka es, also the
s s 3 l S
northeast quarter section of l'aul's nose, and l'earl's beau-
tiful yellow hair.
Pearl, a good supply of stationery, so she can keep up
Frank S. a riffht to hunt Ruijhawkes mrovidin he
, s l
is not cruel to those he captures.
lfrmina, l7cnton's old dray horse, to be driven on pleas-
lflsie. a new bridge for her nose. and a Cadillac car.
Lee. a set of encyclopedias.
Frank H., a pair of the editor-in-chief's old shoes, and
re for his affection for Vera.
Fenton, a right to walk home with mother after church,
Myrtle. a rabbit foot.
And lastly we do nominate and appoint Teddy XVhite as
executor of this, our last will and testament.
Signed this nineteenth day of May. lUl3, by the Senior
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THE DEACON'S SECOND WIFE
From the title, some may have inferred that the deacon
was a lonely widower. who unexpectedly met a. lovely
maiden lady-school teacher, perhaps-or an heiress, whom
he loved and wedded: but this isn't so. The deacon was
ever true to his first and only love, to whom he was obedient
and respectful. The setting was on a New llampshire farm
which the deacon and "Malviny" wished to exchange for a
home in town "so Milton and Nancy would be closter to
Edgar Ruhaak acted the Deacon to everyone's delight,
his characteristics being his hearty laugh, pride in his two
children, and his inevitable. "Hy the jumpin' grasshoppers Y"
"tial ding!" or perhaps, "Great snakes!"
Ermina llalderman was the dcacon's frau. Mclvina
Fitz, who managed the affairs of the entire lfitz establish-
ment. Melvina leaves for a few days' visit, after ordering
v. hat was to be done while she was gone.
Frank Snyder m knee trousers, l"ttle boy's waist .incl
straw hat, mafle a splendid tieorge llfashington hit'-
Elsie Chamberlain, with short dress and curls. thor-
oughly enjoyed the role of a little girl, Nancy Xlelissa Fitz,
who was a good deal like her brother Milton.
Chester Lieurance, disguised as Mrs. lirown, made a hit.
Florence Morrison was Kate Rollins, the deacon's niece.
who arrived just as Melvina left. lncidentally she made up
to represent an old lady, which pleased the children im-
mensely, so when an auto party stopped to seek lodging,
they presented her as their mother. a plan which Kate and
the deacon entered into with delight.
Lee XYhitney acted the part of john Ilullock. a Kew
York broker. who considered that he knew everything.
Ida llansen, the teacher member of our class, imperson-
ated the fastidious Mrs. Il. llullock, who was anxious to
have her daughter marry.
Pearl Dryden played the part of Miss Dorothy llullock,
who Ujust lovedl' the place and "her l'hilip.'l .
Frank Halderman in the role of Hartley Bullock ex-
hibited awkwardness in chopping wood and dramatic ability.
Fenton Baker was Ernest X'Vrench, the llullock chauf-
feur, and who liked "Aunt Kitty" as he would an adopted
lfaul jones had the role of 1'hilip Gamboge, the artist,
who followed the llullock family to the liitz home to find
Dorothy, his sweetheart, but he was introduced as the hired
hand, since Mr. llullock opposed their marriage.
It so happened that in the end Mr. liullock gave his
hearty consent to Dorothy's and l,hilip's marriage, and
that Mrs. llrown happened into tell "Malviny" about the
carryin's on, and that Ernest 1Vrench asked to marry Kate,
but the deacon said. "Not for a year or two yet. She's just
our little niece, Kitty."
This comedy was presented in the Stockton opera house
before a large audience March 15, 1913. lt was a success
Miss Myrtle Stewart pleased the audience by piano
music and solo between acts.
The class wishes to again thank Miss 1Yilliams, our
teacher, who so diligently aided us in preparing our play,
for it was through her efforts, largely, that it was a suc-
Also we sincerely appreciate Miss 1'lansen's kindness
in devoting a part of her time to taking a role in the play.
Miss Edge and the male quartet deserve and receive
our hearty thanks for furnishing the special music.
And finally, we thank the friends who favored us by
their presence, thus repaying us for our efforts.
Mrs. Fitz ,.
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"THE lllCACllN'S SICCIDNIJ YVIl"lC.',
'2lSf of l'lmrzu't1-rs Fast of l'llill'2ll'il'l'N
.....ErminaHa'derman Mr.Hull0Ck..,.. .,.........LeeWhitney
.... ... ...Erlgar linnamk llzn I Ivy Bullom-li . .. ... Frank Halrlorman
. Frank Snyrl' 1' Mr. llvnclm .. .......Fenlon Baker
..,. ., E sie Charnlu-rlain Mrs. Brown .... ...f'heste1' Livuranco
F 0lt'llL'C Mum ison llmotlmy llllllwlc . ....,. Pearl Dry dc-n
. If El ll: llrl'll IH il.p Gz1l1.lmg,v Paul Jnnvs
Athletics on the whole were not very successful this
year. llard luck faced nearly every attempt, although the
bovs on the different teams worked their best. Yerv little
support was given to them. The Stockton lligh School
had a tine chance to rank among the best in athletics in
Xtestern liansas. The material was here and with a little
boosting athletics would have been a complete success.
XYhat honors the different teams obtained were gained
through their own efforts and were not due to the help of
others. In all other towns where athletics have proven
successful there has been good financial support and at
least a spirit of interest. Our boys cannot play a return
game of any sort and meet one-half of the expenses.
Stockton needs a coach. The different teams greatly
missed the work of Xlr. liosrer this year. XYe hope in
the future Stockton may be able to support a good coach.
The season started with football, but owing to some mis-
understanding between the players and faculty, about liv-
ing up to the athletic rules, no more games were played.
This was a great disappointment to all concerned, as the
prospects were good for an excellent team. The basket ball
team organized. but could not obtain a suitable room for
playing, and so basket ball was dropped. The baseball team
organized and as yet have played but one game. Only a
small number came out to practice for the track team. So
l lifts llI'OVCll Z1 gl'CZll SUCUC,
ss. Let us all boost
far this tean
for good, clean. successful athletics in the future.
On the 16th day of April the baseball team of the
Stockton lligh School went down to Usborne to play ball.
After much consideration they decided that it would be the
cheapest and most convenient to go on the train, as it would
take at least two autos to haul the team. XVe were all at
the train in due time VVednesday morning and ready to
start, but luck seemed to be against us. for Russell VVoodcn,
our shortstop, was taken with a cramp while on the way
to the train and was forced to return home when he reached
Bloomington. This slightly crippled the team, which was
none too strong at the best, as it caused a change in the
ineup. The second baseman, Frank llalderman, was shifted
to short, and Noyce, the left fielder. held flown Second:
while Paul jones. a substitute, playczl in iii: tiell.
Having arrived at Osborne, where we were met at
the train by two Osborne boys, we were at once taken to
the High School building. XYe then divided into groups
of two or three and started out to see the town and get
After dinner we spent the time. until the game was
called, in talking to some of the boys who stayed out
of schoolg and in playing catch to warm up.
The game was called at about three o'clock. Us-
borne took the held, allowing Stockton to use the stick
"a while' tfj. Our men simply fanned the air, making
the first half of the first inning a shut-out. Osborne
came to the bat and did the same thing, Osborne scored
twice in their half of the second, while our boys once more
contributed to the balmy breezes. Osborne's heavy hit-
ters connected up with the ball in their half of the third,
and then the merry-go-round started. Damon replaced
Coolbaugh, and somewhat stopped the Fireworks.
Several errors were made in this inning by the Stockton
boys, which made the boys 'lose confidence in them-
About this time a bunch of rooters arrived from
Stockton. This put new life into the boys, but it seemed
to be of no use, for Osborne would soak the ball and
lope around the diamond for a score, while some of the
Stockton boys were "playing marbles" with the ball out
on the diamond. The Osborne boys called it a track
meet, as it was a case of hit the ball and run with no
danger of being put out. About the seventh inning Fos-
ter of Stockton got a good hit when Noyce was on third,
and Noyce scored. This was Stockton's only tally. The
game of track meet was finally over and when all the
s.-ores were counted there was found to be a total of
sixteen scores. Of these Osborne possessed fifteen, and
The Osborne school certainly had a loyal bunch of
rooters and they rooted for Usborne, too. They told
Damon that if he would fan a certain one of their bat-
ters, they would buy him some candy. This they were
forced to do, as Damon fanned him and six others. They
took up a collection and went down town and bought
same candy for him. and that was the joke for the rest
of the game. liaker, Halderman, and Smith did the
best batting for Stockton. Heiner, our catcher, played
part of the game with a linger out of place. which pre-
vented him from throwing to second base. jones made
a sensational play in left field. Ile fell down over a cob
while running after a ily and got up in time to catch the
ball before it hit the ground.
After the game we all went down town and ate
supper, after which part of the boys went to Downs on
the train. the rest staying in Osborne. as the attractions
there were stronger than at Downs.
After spending a very pleasant evening in Downs
and Osborne the team returned to Stockton onthe morn-
ing train, declaring one and all that they had had a
very pleasant time and hoped to meet Osborne again on
Following is the lineup:
blones, lf. Chilcott, rf.
Baker, Srd. vliague, Srd.
C00ll7Qlllgll, lst, p. Roy, lst.
Damon, p, lst. Mason. c.
Xoyce, 2nd. Parker, Znd.
Foster, rf. McCormick, lf.
Smith, cf. Felix, cf.
llalderman, ss. Cram, p.
Summary: Two base hits4Roy, Mason, Baker,
Smith. Three-base hits-McCormick. Runs-Clark 3,
Chilcott 2, McCormick 3. Rague l, Roy 2, Mason 2, Par-
ker, Feliv, Cram and Noyce l. Struck out by Cram 9,
by Coolbaugh l, by Damon 7. Base on balls off Cool-
STATE MEET AT HAYS.
jupiter Pluvius hates a track meet. Of course he
does, or why else would the usually reserved and surly
old rain god have chosen May second and third to make
a long deferred visit to llays, the driest town in the
driest state of Secretary XYilson's "semi-arid regionu?
The Stockton track
ancient history and mythology to give them a suspicion
team had absorbed enough
of old rl. l'luvius's lurking antipathy for games olympic,
and were determined to outwit him. Accordingly, they
packed their swimming suits, raincoats, rubber boots,
mudchains, oars and a sail or two in a trusty motor car
late on Thursday afternoon, and set forth in quest of
the golden pennantsthat awaits the victors at Hays.
XYell it was they did so, for bright and early Fri-
day morning threatening clouds announced the enemy's
Phoebus, the sun god. who delights in meets on
track and tield, fought valiantly to keep the enemy at
bay, and at noon had well-nigh conquered. The lligh
School heroes donned their track suits, girded their
blankets about them, and entered into the preliminary
Once more, as for years gone by, luck was with
Stockton, livery son of the H. S. made his place in
whatever struggle he entered till the patron gods of
the other schools grew jealousg and when Damon won
the pole vault final at ten feet, with a good six inches
to spare, l'hoebus himself listened to their ragings and
gave way to ,lupiter Pluvius.
And how he stormed and poured. Banners that at
morning Haunted brave and gay, now sadly drooped and
dripped, while High School colors ran faster than any
sprinter on the track. The High School heroes sulked
in their tents, or borrowed umbrellas and wasted their
substance in riotous "movies.,' But still it rained.
The athletes, dampened in raiment, though not in
spirit. sought repose to dream of meets where anchors
were thrown instead of hammers, all the hurdles were
masts and spars, and the racers had web feet, and still
Morning dawned, and the rain rained on. The
athletic field was an inland sea, where lishes swam across
the track. The meet was called off. UI. l'luvius had con-
The seekers after golden pennant sadly set forth
homeward, with empty handsdand emptier pockets.
ljor, though they came to break records, when they left
'twas they themselves were "broke"
Yet, after all, in this queer old world, every loss
brings its own compensation, and seeming defeat may be
sometimes strangely like unto a victory. .Xnd, though
the track meet turned out a try-out. who shall say that
the goddess of the S. H. S. went down to defeat before
Ll. Vlnvius? Did not Damon and lialmer, her sons, qual-
ify for the 100 yardsg and Damon and Coolbaugh for
the 220? And did not Snyder and llalderman qualify for
the 220-yard hurdles, while Damon made a record by his
vault, and all the team on the home stretch made a
forty-mile record at swimming, rowing and towing
motor cars through water and mud which no future ages
can surpass? XX'hat glory could she ask more?
STATE MEET AT CONCORDIA.
On Friday evening. April 5. 1913, the track team
started on their way to Concordia to compete with many
other high schools of the state for qualilications at Klan-
hattan, entries winning first place being qualified for
"the Manhattan state meetf, The team stayed all night
at llowns and took the train Saturday morning at "four"
o'clock. They arrived at Concordia at ten o'clock that
morning. XYith the usual luck with which the track
team this year has met with, they found at Concordia.
l'riday night it had rained about two inches and the
gumbo soil made it seem like four. llowever, the meet
was pulled off. The track was mostly under water and
the long runs were awfully hard on the boys. Qur team
suited up about half past one and were taken to the Fair
Grounds in a hack. Stockton easily took off the meet,
although there were six other competing schools, and
every team had more entries than our boys. Damon
took first in the 100 yards, 50 yards, pole vault and broad
jump. Coolbaugh took lirst in the 220 yards and second
in the 100 yards, 50 yards. llalderman took first in the
220'-yard low hurdles and second in the high jump.
liaker took lirst in the high jump and third in the broad
jump, this making seven Hrsts, 'three seconds and one
third: a total of 45 points. lYashington took second in
the meet and they wanted a dual meet with Stockton.
The boys at this time have not decided to accept the
challenge. Our team was in hopes that an individual
cup would be given, as Damon had four lirsts to his
credit. But the cup was to the school winning most
points and this Stockton won.
The track team of 1913 started practice rather early,
but owing to the bad weather which prevailed through-
out the training season, the team did not get sufficient
practice. Not as large a number of boys turned out for
practice this year as usual. But, nevertheless, Stockton
lligh School boasted of one of the strongest teams she
had ever had. llamon, Halderman and Coolbaugh were
the old members retained, while Snyder, Balmer and
Baker were the new material developed. The following
are some of the practice records made this year. lietter
time could have been made in all the dashes and runs
on suitable tracks: Damon, 100 yards, ten and two-
fifths secondsg pole vault, 10 feet: broad jump, 21 feet o
inches: llalderman, high jump, 5 feet o inches: discus,
TRAC' li TEA M
l,z-0 Snyder Jamie Coolbaugh Earl Damon Glfln Heiner Burnvy Balmer
Clifforrl Hur-k Fenton Baker Russel Woorlc-n Frank Halclorman
93 feet, Coolhaugh, 440 yards, fifty-live and one quarter
seeondsg Baker, high jump, 5 feet o inches.
The football team of 1915 had hy far the best pros-
pects for a fast team of anything previous. They had
hopes of winning the championship for XYestern Kansas,
hut these hopes were fatally shattered hy the attitude
of the professor and the school board on the teamls re-
turn from the l'1ainville game. 1t must he admitted that
some things were rather mysterious concerning the
team's action on this occasion and the school hoard de-
creed that football must cease, which it did. Although
the team was rather handicapped hy the absence of their
coach, Mr. lfoster, whose services made previous teams
so exceptionally good. they did very well under the super-
vision of Captain Damon. During the three games.
which the team got to play, they showed that they had
the 'stuff' in them, and all they needed was a few more
games to bring out the kinks. The Senior class of 1913
takes out only one player, 1.ec lYhitney, but it
is hoped that his place will he filled hy some incoming
Freshman who will, of course, not he ahle to fill the
vacancy of left guard as efficientlyg hut the team of
1914 is sure to be one of the hest and we wish this the
hest of luck.
The first game of the season was played at Norton.
After a very tiresome ride to that city, Stockton was not
in very good shape for a game with such veterans as
the team of the Norton family high school contained, but
each man played the game and held them to a touch-
down and a kicked goal apiece, making the score 7 to 7.
The team came home in a drizzling snow and sleet. hut
with cheerful hearts over their so considered success.
The next game was played at home with Kirwin.
1t was not much of a game, only a good workout for
Stockton, the score being 34 to O.
The last game of the season was played at Plain-
ville. Mildly speaking, the game was Hrottenf, As
usual the two teams went in to "play to the death" and
hoth teams were very muchly knocked ont. A dispute
arose over a Ufakel' play, which was made by lflainville,
and after much wrangling the referee decided in favor of
Plainville, making the total score 10-7 in favor of Plain-
ville. .VX large Stockton crowd attended the game and
everyone declared that Stockton played a good, hard
game if their opponents did win hy a referee decision.
Summary: flames lost 13 l'lainville 10-7.
Games won lg Kirwin 34-0.
Tie game 1g Norton 7-7.
Total points lost, 17.
Total points Won, 48.
THE GUN MAN.
The man with the hoe
XYorks hard for his dough,
llut the man with the gun
Finds plenty of fun
ln getting the "mon,"
lior he goes on the streets,
And robs the people he meets,
Until some brave cop
To his fun puts a stop,
And the gun man is then
The man in the pen.
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On the evening of May 14, 1913,
the members. of the .TuI1iOr and S9Ili0r
claslsers. together with the faculty of
tthe high school, met at the Hammond
hoime, where! they 'spent a very enjoy-
able evening of entietrtainiment, pre-
pared by the Junior class. The ocea-
sion bein-g the annual Junior-Senior
banquet. After a considerable time
which was spentl in playing various
gamers, the company was marched to
the basietment of the Main Street
church, where an elaborate banquet
was served. The table fbeing decor-
ated, with beautiful pink and white
Dwight Gregory, the president of
thc Junior class, acted as toast mast-
er, and fil'ed the position admirably
Those responding were, Miss Han-
sen, Miss XVillianms, Miss Edge, Miss
Morrion, Mrs. McGinnis, Superintend
ent McGinnis, Prorffersisor Mathew,
Rusell Wooden, and Paul Jones.
During the toasts the electric lifghts
were, turned' ou' and lighted candles
were placed on the table.
After the toasts, the president of
the Senior class presented to the
president of the Junior class, the
hatehet, which was presented to The
present Senior class, by the Senior
class of 1912.
At a late hour all departed for
hiozme, wishing the Junior class, suc-
cess in their last year of High
The Senior class was royally entertained by the school
hoard in 1913 at a six o'clock dinner at the house of Mrs
C. XY. Smith. The house was beautifully clecoratecl in
pink and white anal with the class 1-lower, carnations of
those colors. During the reception of the guests a Fine
program was renclerecl which was composed of much gamut
music and many jokes: :Xfter this program, all proceeclec'
to the spacious dining room, The guests were seateci at
two tables, the Seniors at one and the Faculty and School
Iloarcl at the other. During the fine courses many witfif
cisms and jests were exchanged.
After the dinner each guest trierl his luck at writing
poetry and was given an object of some kinrl for his sul:-A
ject. The clecision of who was entitlecl to first and uhoolmyn
prize was left to popular vote. Miss Hansen, with a
match as subject, received first prizewa beautiful hoolg of
.f'Xmerican poetry. and Mr. Mciiinnis won the lsoohy prize-
a hottie of perfumeewith a hair pin as subject. Everyone
present cieclarecl it was an entertainment of unalloyecl en-
CANTATA--"Our F lag."--Girl's Glee Club.
The cantata, "Our lilagf' given lfriday evening, .Xpril
18th, was a great success. lt was a series of musical events.
Miss Edge has been with us three years and a cantata has
been given each year under her supervision. The tirst year
the cantata was given chiefly by the lower grades and
eighty-seven took part. The proceeds were 30165. The
second year the musical course was added to the lligh
School whieh made it possible to use more lligh School
students. One hundred twenty-six took part, with 307.40
for proceeds. This year there was one himdred thirtyftwo
who took part and the proceeds were 55112.33 showing an
increase of interest in music for each year. Miss lidge in-
tends to leave us this year and will return to her home in
Grand Rapids, Mich., where she expects to rest and study
the following year.
Goddess of Liberty. . . . . . . .Quetona llobbit
Goddess of Columbia. . ..... .Xlta XYright
lfather Time ........ . . lfrank Snyder
Uncle Sam. . . . . .l.eo Snyder
lflag Girl. . . . . .... .... . .. . . . Yera lluek
Other soloists: Mildred Dryden, .Iunia llarley, lillen
l.ook : accompanist, Pearl Drydeng choruses: orchestrag
Colonial Men's Chorus and Quartette, Colonial Klinuet-
primary grade, Sunbonnet llabies and Overall l7rill-Kind-
ergarten, Topsy Turvy llrillisecond grade, Muse and
Sihyl llrillilligh School girls.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB.
For the first time in the history of the Stockton lfligh
School a successful Glee Club has been established under
the ahle leadership of Miss Cora lfdge. lt is composed of
twelve good voices. Their most masterful reproduction
being 'flu the Starlight."
G Llflli CLI' IS
Florence Morrison Quetona Boldluit
Elsie Chamberlain Ellen Look
Alta Xvriglit Vera Buck
Bertha Dunnoclc Mabel Dryden
Gladys Bonebralce Edith Stark
Pearl Dryden Ola Cook
The girls of the Senior class entertainerl the boys of Anyone wishing to purchase young men can obt11n six
the same class at 21 progressive p21rty on the evening of Senior boys for 21 quarter.
The County Fair given by the juniors March lwth was
XYhen Prof. Useffer was here to cleliver his lecture he Zl ffrancl success. Flver 'one Jresent en'ovecl the entcit 11n
as s 5 1 .
g21ve a very interesting talk to the lligh School pupils. lle ment heartily
is chancellor of Il school in Nebraska.
,-Xpril 4th the Senior boys tool: Z1 "hike' X on
Rev. lluclc has been with us several times during the Usborne by auto. They visited the .Xlton llivt Sc ioo
school term, antl always gives apprccizttive talks to the the morning anfl the Usborne lligh School in thc 1
Une momlern equipment our school has now is new XYho'll be the next to wear my ring?
Yenetian blintls. They arlrl much to the comfort of stutly- XYhere is 1lll0TllCl' young man l can sting
The agricultural class has hafl great success this spring
m raising gartlen plants. lhey raiserl some nne tom21to School Calendar
ancl cabbage plants.
V- 2 . - V ' 1 1 l 1 V7 '
lhe Seniors were erownecl with so great 21 success I""f"""'I fum' f"!',"'l"7 Jug?
with their play that they cleciclecl to reprorluce it at Xlt. girls.
Yernon. They also met with success there. Feb. tm-sliehate continuerl,
, . . . .. . Feb. 7-I Jmlrls program.
lhe Tumors enjoverl Z1 beautitul evemng at the home 2 . '
' ' Feb IO Coorl better
. , v - l I . .
ot brace llammonfl. While there the house was turnetl ,
. .. . ,. . . Feb. ll-liest.
into a political gathering. lhev electetl their seconfl presi- . 7 .
1 t ' ' l'eb l--Xever. never rest.
een . . . .
Feb l3kl ntil vour ffootl is better.
The boys were taken to the respective homes of the Feb l-l-.Xncl your better best.
girls and entertainerl. Various QZLIUCS were playetl, after Feb 17-,N Senior class meeting.
which a very fine luncheon was servefl. The boys felt Feb l9f.'X hlunior class meeting.
highly honoretl at such line treatment from the girls of the Feb WMA Senior finfls that he is flense
class, Feb lflf-Senior rinffs arrive.
+School clismissecl at 2:00 o'clock.
-lixtra session after -l:lO.
-.X Senior boy taught the eighth gracle.
-Seniors are nicksnametl.
i-A junior class meeting.
Some .lunior hoys are suspentlecl from their
Nlar. -l-We learn a new song.
Mar. 5-lior morning exercise two essays. llarry llarn
HIGH SCHOOL CALENDAR--Continued.
.xllfllgv-iJflflS have their picture taken.
.rXpril3i-A scuffle. A pair of specks with an un-
.Xpril-l-Senior boys take a trip to .Xlton anrl Us-
.Xpril 7-Klinnie Look visits the lligh School.
.Xpril 8-Rainy clay.
April 9-Some more rain.
April 10-lfour Senior lmoys rejoice lmecause of Miss
ancl Russell XYooclen. .Xpril ll-Miss XYilliams is the recipient of a heautiful
Mar. 6-Tests thick anml fast. cut glass vase-a gift of the Senior class.
.Xlar.7-Urlclsprogram. .Xprill-lv--XYliatnextf? F ? F F
liar. lOsl7inal grammar test. .Xpril l5 Then what?
Nlar. ll-Seniors take up reatling. .Xpril lo-Same olcl story.
Mar. 12-.Xlervin Davis arrives on time. :Xpril 17 U0 you get that?
Mar. 13-Seniors learn how to reacl. .Xpril lgsl suppose l tlo,
Xlar. 1-l-Senior hoy chooses an upper lmerth. "Sleep, .Xpril Zl Music 'Veacher absent.
hahy, sleepf .Xpril 2231 Jpening exercises oinitterl.
Har. 17-,luniors clean up the hall, U you fair. .Xpril 23 .lliss liclge returnecl to school.
Xlar. 19-.luniors rlecifle they will not go to Xlioofls- Alllfilf-l Still l1C1'C.
ton, .Xpril 25 livens program.
Klar. lf!-Too colrl for track practice. .Xpril 23-hlullior class meeting.
NIQYIZO-.IL111ilJl' I-,regiment resigned, .Xpril2U Seniors visit various clepartnients of the
Mar. Zlilivens program. gracle huilcling.
Mar. 24-Captain Xorthnp visitecl the school. :Xpril 30-Senior class meeting.
Nlar.25-Some Seniors holcl an extra session after May 1-,llllliflf lf11gliSl1 KN.
-Ll-110, hy request of the Ifgrcnltyg lXlay2-Domestic Science girls inviterl their mothers
Mar. 26-juniors have their pictures taken. to Il F1116 flll1l1Cl' Ht the Cfloliiug' paI'lol's.
Mar, 27-lloys play basket bull gn lfgrirview, Klay 5-Mrs, .Xlatthews takes the place of her measly
Mar. 28-.Xll is well. huslmanrl in the High School.
Mar. 31-Mrs. tloulrl visitefl the lligh School. Klay6fSeniors prepare notes in the Am. llist. class.
.Xpril 1-livens have their picture taken, hut not on the lesson.
TIIEQ- .SIU NH L.
Stockton High School Alumni.
Class of 1 896.
Katherine tSchrnbent lfelter ....... . . . lleceased 1009
Edith Magee. . . .................... . . . lleeeased 1909
Class of 1897.
lidith Smith ................... llookkeeper at Concordia
liva tllrobstt Smith .... ........... 2 tt home. Stockton
Eleanor Dtmaway ............ at home, Kansas City, Mo,
litliel ttiardnert Hubble ,......,.............. at Topeka
Class of 1898.
tirace tMcNultyJ Cameron ............ Silver King. Idaho
.Xrthnr llradley ..,.......................... hloplin, Mo.
lienjamin llill .... .................... X Yashington
Lee XYilliams ...... ...,. L 'ashier Stockton National llank
George Sehrnben ................. at home, near Stockton
Class of 1899.
Elmer Hill, M.lD .................... .... X Yashington
Clarence Clark . . ......... .... ................. . .
Solon Smith ..... ............. l .awyer, Liberal, Kansas
Class of 1900. 1
l lazel tSmitht Sutton ...................... Masliinlfton
Carrie l-ee ........... . . .Record tltlice, Stockton
Grace Qllullenj jones. .. ...... at home, XYoodston
Sophie tlliggel Tanzey ........,.... ........... 2 xt home
Floy tXYestenliaverb Cochell .............. near XYoodston
Class of 1901.
Sam Carrol ...,...........,..................... liditor
Clarence Yandyke .... .... ' Teacher, Holton, Kan.
Ward tireen ........ .... ' lleacher, Topeka, Kan.
Milbur Jackson ............. ....... S tockton, Kan.
Nanna tDtmawayij Spencer .... .... l iansas City, No.
Belle Higgins ............. ...at home. Stockton
Myrtle tSmitht lYhite ..... ...at home. Stockton
,Xnna tloepfferb Carroll .... .................
tirace tCrandallj Nason ....
Maude tllubblej Foster ........... ..
Yivian tNYooleyiJ Stone ............. .
Class of 1902.
Myrtle tleleayj llarnes .............
lllanche tXYendoyerj jackson...
Myrtle ttiranesj lialmer ......
.Xnna Cllalbertb liing ......
lzarl .Xnnck .......................
Stella Meade .......................
Class of 1903.
liertha tXYyattJ Chamberlain .......
. . . . .Salina, Kan.
. .lJarnell, Kansas
. , . . .Clmaha, Neb.
. . .Stoekton, Kan.
. . . . . .Mvootlston
. . . .lYashington
. . .Nebraska
. ..... Deceased
. .Stanford, Mont.
XY. XY. llunaway .,.......... ...Nen'port, Ark.
llernice Usenbaugh ...... .......... .....
llora tX'andykej lleever. . . ......... Pawnee, lll.
llenry Smith ............,. .... l .ittle Rock. Ark.
l'earl tCooperi3 Harlan ........................ Stockton
Lizzie Cooper ........ llookkeeper, Smith lldw. K lfur. Co.
Mable .-Xllison .................. ....... L fleveland, tlltio
Vesta tllavisj l'arrot .... .
Ira Stewart .........,.
lnez Cooper. ..
listher XYells ......................
lidna t,-Xdamsl Yallette ........... .
Class of 1904.
Lyman llessey . .. .............. . . . ..
lloyd Maris ..............
litta tMcCttbbinJ llaker. . . .
Myrtle tKeyeJ Morris .............
Iona tYalletteb lflederhorst .............
Class of 1905.
Katherine Smith. .. .......... .. ..
Rae Maris .......
...St. l'anl, Minn.
. . . . . . . . Stockton
. . . .Topeka
. . . .Stockton
. . .,Iackson, XYyoming
. . .XYebster. Kan.
. . . .Salina. Kan.
. . .Stockton, Kan.
. . .Stoekton, Kan.
Xvllllillll Kerr ..............
Mary tSCl1l'L1lJCl1j RolJins41n. . .
M ztucle tireen ............ .
Curl llrown ......... ..............
Katherine tlligginsl Hulmhle ..........
Solomon Sinclair ,...
Curl Cooper .......
blohn Kelly .....
Morris Allison. ..
Vernon Reppert ....
Kenneth llunawzly .........
,Xnna llirownl ............ .
tiertrncle lXYhiteb Yztllettc ....
l.ouellzt tSoutharcl1 llrztcllcy .... ..
lzlla XX ilhznns .......................
Class of 1907.
Bertha Fitch ........................
Frankie Chipmztn ....
liarl liE1l'1llOlOl11CXY. . .
lirlnzt tierken ...........
llessie Noyce ...............
l lelen Chipman ..............
lioxie lStevensl Ili11kle ..............
Leighton lieye .........
Lucy Dowie ...........
llessie 6.1111111151 Feleay. . .
lilsie llrokham .........
Charles Yeal .............
lflecla tlVoorlenj l.r1nsen. ..
Stockton High School Alumni.
. . . .Stockton
. . . .Stockto11
. . . . . . . . .Stockton
. ...... C. S. Navy
Royce XVenflover .....................
...County Clerk, Stockton
. , . .Stockton. Kan.
. . .Drug Store. Stockton
. . . .XVaverly, Kan.
. . . .'l'opekz1, Kan.
. . . . . . .Stockton
. . .lVicl1ita, Kan,
. . . . . . .Stockton
. . . . . . . . .'l'opekz1
. . . . l'asaclenz1, Cal.
. . . .Stockton, Iirm.
llessie lYyz1tt ........................
Class of 1908.
. . . . . . .l'lOl11C, near Stockton
Teacher, 1l1tlCl7CllKlC11CC, Kan.
. . . . .fJl11Zl.ll2l.. Yeh.
.. . lioulcler, Colo.
.at home, Stockton
. . .Drake C11ivcrsity
. . . . . .l1OXVl1S, Kan.
.at home, Stockton
l.ucy Look .......
lfclna BlCli21l1llZ1 ....
Arthur Reppert ....
Marian Dewey ......
Curtis llurlin .......
....... . .. ....Tez1ching at Zurich
D . . .at home, Stockto11
. . . . llaker lf11iversity
.................at home, Stockton
. . . . . . . . .l.i11clsborg llusiness College
Klayme tClaytonj Terwilliger .......... at home, Stockton
l'rances 5l1l11l1. ........ ......................... I x. L.
l.illie Xewhrey. . .
Dora lKlcz1clel. . .
Frank llzttes .........
Alice ftiztrherj Uprlyke ....
.Xhigal tllorinl .....
Mary Carter ...
Rella Stevens .......
Class of 1909.
... . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lincoln Cniversity
.. .Klowcovizg Cztlifornia
. . .at home, Stockton
. . .Teaching at lVoorlston
Cecil tlieiinil Cooper ............. at home near Stockto11
Eclnae Kelley ....
Clarence Green. . . .
l.ettie Noyce. . .
Grace Low. . .
Kate Gerken. . .
lilo Jackson ....
Charles Slllllfll. . .
lYilbur llaker ....
Clycle Maris .....
Charles Coolhangh. . .
llettie Smith ......
Ural Smith ......
Frankie jackson .
tllztrlys KlcNitt. ..
Class of 1910.
. . . . . . . . . . . . .Teacher, near Stockton
. . . . . .lY2lSlll1l.1I'l1 College
. . ...... . . .Stockton
. . . . .Teacher i11 Stockton
. . .Teacher near Stockton
Class of 1911.
... ..... li. Lv.
. . . . . . . . . .Stockton
. . .at home, Stockto11
... . . . . .Stockton
. . . .Stockton
lJonald llurlin. ..
Ralph llurlin. . .
jerry Riseley. . .
Ray Marshall ........ ....
Clarence Lowe ....
joe lionebrake. . . .
llessie Marshall. . .
Louis McComb . .
Florence llarr. . .
Alfred Look. . .
tirace Dryden. ..
Russel Smith . .
K I ay Taylor ....
.Lindsborg Business College
. . . . .Clerk at Granger's Store
lYorks at Laundry, Stockton
. . . . . .Stockton
.. ..... . . .Holton
Class of 1912.
. . .School in l lutchinsou
. . . .lliorking at llutchison
. . .Stockton
lzdith .Xsborne ............ ........,, A Alton
Zella fllonebrakej Dodrill ................ at home, Palco
Miss Hansen to Fenton, who was sharpening a short
pencil-"Dont spend all your time sharpening your pencil."
Fenton-"l can't spend much more time. My pencil
is about all inf'
Prof. Qtalking about keys on pianol-"Seven while
ones and tive black ones make twelve white ones."
Miss Hansen woke Lee up to tell him something. lYhen
she left she said-"All aboard: don't forget your bag-
Miss Hansen in Psychology class-"Every woman
who has a pointed chin is a flirt."
Dwight-'tllow about Mrs. McGinnis."
Frank Snyder, hearing l'rof. blowing a whistle in
lhysics class, saida"'l'hat sounrls just like these Kansas
After two weeks of hard searching Paul finally found
his beloved Davidson llistory. lie found it at home.
Lee Whitney knew it all about the dynamo and exf
plained it to Prof.
HOh you know it allf,
Frank ll., giving a sentence in Grammar class, said-
"The man whose dog was killed howledf'
llliss Il. asked jones to read the independent clause.
Jones read "The man howledf'
Junior, answering "XYhat a congressman-at-large is,"
said-YA congressman-at-large is a congressman who is al-
lowed to go about as he pleases."
Second "Know it All" discovered in Senior class.
jones proposes to know all about Hoenshel's grammar.
Senior in American History class-"'l'hese American
llistory books only cost a dollar and a half."
Mr. Matthews-"ls that all?"
Miss llansen-"llaul, speak so Edgar over there can
lidgar-"I can hear him making a noise but don't under-
Miss lflansen-"Uh, he hasn't said anything yet."
Mr. Matthews-"Chester, name some other English ex-
Chester--"lVhy, Columbus, he discovered--U
Mr. Matthews-"'l'hat will do."
Paul, to Frank H.-"ll'hat are we going to experi-
ment on F"
Frank-"On Mondays and VVednesdays."
Xel llobbit in Latin class-"Do you want those nouns
declined in all the declinsions?'
Mrs. Mctiinnis-"Do as you like."
FOOLI H QUESTIONS.
Edgar tlooking siekj said-"I have a pain and I can't
tell whether it's the baekache or the stomach ache."
Lee Qlooking at a map in review classj-"I can't find
liohemia on the map."
lidgar to Frank S.f"Say, you're crazy with the heat."
Frank S.-"That lnay be, but it hasn't broke out."
Prof., subtracting in physics-"Thirtyrtwo minus ten
is twenty-six." O, you Physics class!
Mr. Alfred Xoyce intends to make a musician of him-
self, as he persists in practicing at the frequent intermis-
lfrank fl, to Miss llansenful spent forty minutes on
my review lessons yesterday."
Miss llansen-"XYhen, in class T'
A Senior. reading a set of questions from the hoard,
said-"VVhat does the word dehne mean F" lioxv about
Paul-"I have an idea."
Frank fl.-"Really? I think that's strange."
,Tones fjust before the mid-term examination to Latin
teacher-"Do you like chocolate?" O you stand-in.
Leo G. and Frank H. think they can develop enough
to join some classy baseball team.
Mrs. Mctiinnis on the second told the English three
class to have a well prepared lesson for the third, as they
intended to have a good time then.
Dwight said that it would be the lirst time if they 'lid
but he entertained doubts about that.
Miss fl., in reviews class explaining a sampler telling
of letters on it. says-"Sometimes we put in a motto as,
'All the good die young' l'
Mr. McGinnis, reading to the lligh School a list of
books that were missing from the library, saysqutllivcr
Twist is gone from the library."
Miss VVilliams-'Al can see Oliver t'l'wistJ twist every
time I look at himf'
Miss Hansen tlooking at some Freshmen who wer:
chewing gumj-"Some of them are still chewing on their
Mr. Mciiinnis, in Physics class-"Now we come to the
question, Frank Snyder."
Mr. Matthews, in American History class-"Besides
the invention of the cotton gin, what invention was there
that made it more profitable to raise cotton
Mr. Matthews, in American llistory class-"XYhat
other invention aided in the discovery of America
lflorence Morrison-"'l'hat the world is round."
Miss Hansen, hearing a lark singing, asked-"XYhy is
that lark singing P"
Class-"I don't know."
Miss ll.-"XYhy, he is trying to attract a sweetheart
by his beautiful song."
Edgar-"I guess I will begin to sing."
There are matches in the match box:
This is the general ruleg
But the kind that is so interesting
ls the kind they make at school.
Shes afraid sl1e'll be an old maid--
This is a solemn jestg
The reason you all surely know-
Her match has gone out XYest.
STOCKTCN, KANSAS ...............
Where you can always find
everything in fancy groceries,
fresh fruit and vegetables.
Also a complete line of notions.
E. B. BARR, - - - Prop
The Farmers State Bank
Flllill LOUK, l'l'CSiIl0lll'.
P. M. REEYES, Cashier.
lfenton lflaker clreznnefl one night lie was selling'
vlolin lleere lleaflersf U
.Xt El stall meeting, several Senier lmoys were training
tlieir ponips, lay niistalie milk was nsecl for lizlir tonie.
Miss XX'illiz1nis in IJ. S.: "Now, girls, we have line
loocl principles. writer, niineral sztlts, eslrluoliyclrates, fats
zmnrl proteicls. NYlneli one rlo yon tliinlc fish woulcl eoine
Iilizgllpqtlig "Fish would inline uncler winter."
lleurl rin reviews class. flisenssing It month niglitl:
"lin tliose liskiinos sleep six months?"
...F . M. GOLD...
Uffiee over Dryden Drug' Fo.
J. W. MCMILLE ,
Uffieo ova-1' Smith Jewelry l'o.
Phone 270. Stockton, lianszls,
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Your l,Zltl'0ll2l,2,'0 Solicitocl.
E. J. Williams, li. I.. XYilli:uns,
llow we sliuclclerecl when Prof. threatened that pulm-
lic l'lIlgQ'Cl'j' hy "l have clone it once :mil crm clo it again,"
Prof. IS Z1 great 111YC11tUl', hut someone else always
heats him to it, so he says.
Miss llzmseu: Taft :ulmits that he clicl not pay
enough for the lyilllillllil canal.
I -- - ,-
l roi. has fl lrlencl that weighs -lo: lbs., so he savs.
Pearl: "The earth has seven moons." lfveryone
wzmclerecl what hrziiicl it was.
Famous John Deere and .
Acme Lino of Mzuzllinolfy
W. H. MORRISO
The grain man who pays TOP
for all grains and sells as cheap
as any one.
l S'l'0CliTOX, KANSAS
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Office OVDI' Hvlnlricks, Store
Stockton, - - Kansas
"Siny's" Barber Shop.
Four chairs. Good Worknien.
Bath and Shine.
W. H. KEILHOLTZ,
SHOES SHOP. South side
Main Street. Rubber heels
attached while you Wait.
STOCKTON - - IQQIIISRIS.
Prof. to eivies Class: "lt isn't very often that Z1
high sehool eiyies class gets Zl lawyer for 21 teacher."
l'ud tio one of the Caesar class as he looked in the
flJl'1llCl'iS desk during 21 quill: iixxillllt do you think lilll
running, Il lix ery harm?"
Prof.: "Let us he Z1 little more quiet with our leet.
pleasef' Ile looked to see from whence the noise Cillllil.
and found it was only little hir. ilvl1lltllC'xYr? walking light-
ly across the iloor.
X 1 , . , 2-. -. . .
.,1r. liurke ot lx. 5. .X. L. iniormed us that our
teacher, Miss Xlilliaius, was his pupil in eollege, and
also that he teaches veterinary science. Miss lX'illi:1n1s
explained that she to ,lt that course that she might know
how to treat sick and misused ponies.
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Mr. lluek said they sold men at 21n auction counter six
for a quarter.
The Senior girls said they would sell the six Senior
lioys for ll quarter and give the money to the clog.
Did you ever
pause to think what Z1 huniilizit Q
glance Stuhhy has ?
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"When the ljritish marched from Concord to l.onclon." H. V.
Oh you "know it all."
Prof.: "Let us he a little more quiet with our feet.
pleasef' lle looked to see from whence the noise came,
and founcl it was only little Mr. Matthews walking light- for
ly across the Hoof. '
Mr. llurke of K. S. AX. C. informecl us that our
teacher, Miss XYilliams, was his pupil in college. ancl
also that he teavhes Veterinary science. Miss XYilliams
explained that she took that course that she might know
how to treat sielq anfl misused ponies. Stggktgn, - - liallsas
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proposition is left as an exercise to the pupil." ' I-I' D E E Ya
Baker: "XYhere is the QYIIIIIZISIIIIIIFI
"XYhat have you to he thankful for this 'llhanksg'iv-
ing, AIfrefI?,' said the teacher. Bargains in Rooks County lands and
Alfred: "I am thankful that I have enemies." city property PHX
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cfm IU II L If at reasonable rates and tlmes.
Allred: "Because I have someone to love."
Fenton: all have all my Cicero lesson for today." U 5 U 1
Florence: "So have I and I cIicIn't use a pony, Ofhffe0ve1'M1f1011f1l btatv Bunk'
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