Sycamore High School - Leaves Yearbook (Sycamore, IL)
- Class of 1930
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to the Alumni
'who have brought fame to the gates of
,Sycamore Cfommunity Wigh School and
have fuljilled the dreams of those who
taught them. f5"or their interest and loy-
alty we gratefully thank them. Tffhey
have wrought a shining shield for us to
uphold through life, and for their splendid
achievements we dedicate to them
this Qracle of 1930.
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Students of Sycamore High School, We give
this book to you. We have earnestly tried to
make it your own-a reminder of the happiest
days in your life. If it does, in future years,
awaken such memories, We are glad.
Alumni, we also give this book to you, hoping
that it will revive in you precious memories. We
hope, too, that We have shown in our book some of
the progress the school has made since you were
privileged to attend it.
Our theme is the search for treasure-the
most precious and golden treasure life holds for
us-success. For hand in hand with success go
happiness, health, and the realization of ideals.
We are grateful to you for your help in
creating this book.
Steer your ship steadily, and with you go
our heartiest Wishes for a glorious voyage.
THE ORACLE BOARD OF 1930.
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IN MEMORIAM TO MR. WILLARD
THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
THE MASTER BUILDERS
ON THE VOYAGE
THE TREASURE OF HEALTH
THE TREASURE OF SOCIAL CONTACT
IN THE HARBOR
USING THE TREASURE
THE TREASURE OF HUMOR
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IN MEMORIAM TO
Among the Hnest memories of our school
days we will remember our dear, kind,
patient Mr. Willard. Who was more de-
voted to our interests than he? Who did
those hundred little daily acts of helpful
kindness-answering our every call with
unvarying patience and good humor? Mr.
Willard was always there, a friend in time
of trouble. While he was there giving
faithful service to us, God was preparing
a mansion for him, Where he in turn,
should receive service. He has passed on
to a greater life, but we who knew him,
will keep his memory green in our hearts
and long remember the steady glow of his
66,1056 loftie trees yclacl with sommers pride."-SPENCER
' THE POST OFFICE
Jffany an eye did sparkle to receive what thou didst l'I.Old.,'-SPENCER
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THE COURT HOUSE
"'ZQJhere e9ZfCercy tempereth justice."-SHAKESPEARE
THE HIGH SCHOOL
Fha clvouping Mght jlleth it with beauty."-SPENCER
CWho presides over our hall?
'Ffa was not of an age, but for all time,"-B. JONSON
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The Board of Education
The Board of Education this year is
composed of John V. Patten, president:
George A. James, secretaryg Louis J. Wal-
rod, Norman -B. Westlake, Glenn R. Town-
send, and William J. Fulton. For many
years this board has worked together in
complete harmony and cooperation. Al-
though having provided the students, the
building, and grounds with all proper
equipment and necessities of a modern
High School, they have been economical
and conservative. The result is that the
school tax rate has been for many years
the lowest in the country.
Especially should be mentioned the
splendid work of George A. James, the
secretary of the board. He has held this
position ever since the organization of the
Community High School, thirteen years
ago. The present building was erected at
that time largely through the efforts and
supervision of Mr. 'James. Since then
this man has been the anchor of the
board, taking a deep interest in school af-
We wish here to express our gratitude
for the careful and painstaking work of
THE ORACLE BOARD
The Master Builders
Q-A ship may be built of dreams, or
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' able hand. Q4 dream ship dissolves in i
the mist, but the ship of reality sturdily
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ers, we owe the foundation of our suc-
cess. 'ldith practised hands and watch-
ful eyes, they build steadily through the
years, that we may prove worthy.
A C50 them, then, we give our deepest
it gratitude and loyalty.
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TO EVELYN SIPPLE
"I teach because I would be young in soul and mind
Though years must pass and age my life constrain,
And I have found no way to lag behind
The fleeting years, save by the magic chain
That binds me, youthful, to the youth I love.
I teach because I would be wise and wisdom find
From millions gone before, whose torch I pass
Still burning bright, to light the paths that wind
So steep and rugged, for each lad and lass
Slow climbing to the unrevealed above.
I teach because in passing on the living flame
That never dying burns the ages through,
I have done service that is worth the name
Can I but say, 'The lamp of knowledge grew
A little brighter in the hands I taught! "
-Louis Burton Woodward.
This sentiment, discovered in the familiar black
leather note-book which carried Miss Sipp1e's plans
for the day's work, was chosen by her as a professional
guideg exquisite in themselves, these lines reiiect the
character we had grown to admire. A gracious pres-
ence lingers in the Halls of S. H. S. as now and again
we seem to hear her say: "If I can put one touch of a
rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall
feel that I have worked with God."
ROBERTA S. AMRINE.
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' State Teachers College, St. Cloud, Min-
University of Minnesota.
Superintendent: Commercial Law.
' Home Town-Faley, Minnesota.
Holihy-Camping, Hunting' and Fishing.
ROBERTA S. AMRINE-ll. A.
University of Chicago.
Principal, History Department.
Home Town-Beverly, Adams County,
MARGARET ADAMS-B. A.
Northern Illinois State Teachers College.
lfniversity of Wisconsin.
University of Colorado.
Home Town-DeKalb, Illinois.
MARGARET CONDON-B, S.
University of lllinois.
Home Town-SheFFAelcl, Illinois.
GLADYS C. EHRHARDT-B. A.
Oshkosh Normal, Wisconsin.
North Central College.
University of Wisconsin.
Department of History and Social
Home Town-Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
D. W. GIPSON, M. A.
University of Illinois
University of Chicago.
Home Town-Sycamore, Illinois.
M. E. HERBST.
Home Town-Norway, Michigan.
MARIETTA L. HULBERT-H. A.
1 Ripon College.
University of VVisconsin.
'i Gregg School, Chicago.
Home Town-Burlington, Wisconsin.
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PEARLLABEL IORDON-A. B.
University 0 Indiana.
University of Notre Dame.
English and Mathematics.
Home Town-Mishawaka, Indiana.
MARJORIE E. JULIAN-Ph. ll.
Upper Iowa University.
University of Chicago.
American Aczvdamy of Art.
English and Physical Education.
Home Town-Charles City. Iowa.
THEODOSIA KEELER-H. A.
University of Illinois.
University of Chicago.
Home Town-Earlville, Illinois,
CORA B MINER.
Chicago Academy of Fine Arts.
Applied Arts School.
Home Town-Ha'rvard, Illinois.
MRS. MARK PARKER-B. A.
University of Minnesota.
Home To Bwwadena, Minnesota.
Hobby-Gardening, CMr. Parkerl.
ELLEN J. PATERSON-B. S.
Northern Illinois State Teachers College.
University of Illinois.
Home Town-Sycamore, Illinois.
Hobby-Driving Cln heavy traliicl.
H. W. POWERS-B. A.
North Central College.
University of Chicago.
Chemistry and Physics
Home Town-Sterling, Illinois.
ALICE A. REINHART-B. A.
University of Chicago.
American Academy at Rome.
English and Latin.
Home Town-Spirit Lake, Iowa.
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University of Illinois.
Albion College, Michigan.
North Western University,
' Coaching and Civics
Home Town-Stonington, Illinois.
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K' , R. W. TERRELL-B. S.
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C ELLA s. TOWNSEND.
Oi'r's Business College, Chicago.
Home Town-Sycamore, Illinois
FLORENCE P. VVOLLENSAK.
Chicago Musical College.
' Columbia School oi Music.
Home 'l'own-Sycamore, Illinois.
Mr. Lease-"Do you want your check?" Miss Miner-"Quiet girls, or you'l1 have
Miss Amrine-"Sycamore High School 730 80 to the HSSGIHDIY-"
can do it." Mrs. Parker-"Right you are, Mr.-"
Miss Adams-"You had better look it
up in the dictionary."
Miss Ehrhardt-"A word to the Wise is
Mr. Gipson-"Now, I don't know about
Mr. Herbst-"In other words"-"Pass it
Miss Hulbert-"That will be all for to-
Miss Jordan-"If you don't know your
parts of speech."
Miss Julian--"Be alert! Snap into it!"
Miss Keeler-"We will have a little quiz
Miss Paterson-"Don't forget the sea.-
Mr. Powers-"Well, I cou1dn't tell you
right off hand."
Miss Rinehart-"Come up after school."
Mr. Shrout-"If you boys don't get in
there and fight, it's just going to be too
Mr. Terrell-"Do you see the point? Get
out paper and outline the book."
Mrs. Townsend-"What is your excuse
Miss Wollensak-"If you are here on
time, I will let you out a little early."
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S. C. H. S. Administration
THE ADMINISTRATION in the Syca-
more High School attempts to secure,
with the least friction, the best ultimate
good of the school. This includes record-
ing, filing, recognition of excuses, keeping
attendance records, as well as locker as-
signmentsg correcting students who vio-
late class regulationg writing ever increas-
ing detailed reports for the State, our
State University and North Central Asso-
ciation filesg the preparation of contracts
and eligibility listsg issuing certificates of
credit and recommendations for Alumni
and teachersg altering the course of study
and adapting texts to changing methods
and neighborhood needs: Then must be
included the regulation of twelve extra-
curricular organizations so ably sponsored
by the faculty members. Much of all this
is facilitated by the excellent clerical work
of Mrs. Ella Townsend.
On the faculty we have fourteen full
time and five part time teachersg the lat-
ter includes Superintendent Lease, Miss
Miner, Miss Wollensak, Coach Shrout, and
Miss Amrine. Of this faculty eight hold
the degree of Bachelor of Artsg five are
Bachelors of Scienceg one hold the degree
of Bachelor of Philosophy, and two have
Masters' degrees. We have added Public
Speaking and Commercial Law to oiu'
course of study, while pressure grows
stronger each semester for a third year
The High School has enrolled three
hundred and forty-seven students this
year. Of these there are one hundred and
twenty-nine freshmen including sixty-
three boys and sixty-seven girlsg eighty-
four sophomores-forty-two boys and
forty-two girlsg sixty-three juniors-
twenty-three boys and forty girls and six-
ty-seven seniors including thirty boys and
thirty-seven girls. There were also two
postgraduates and two special students en-
rolled. Each class is organized and con-
ducts its own activities through it officers
and committees under the guidance of a
teacher sponsor. This procedure applies
also to all the other extra-curricular ac-
tivities. In our school there are but few
published rules to regulate conduct, but
each is expected to contribute his part in
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his own way to the good name of the
school. The few regulations laid down di-
rect an orderly and courteous conduct in
the class rooms and assembly. Lock-step
methods are discouraged, and the "hum of
industry" is welcome,
We have sixty-minute periods. This is
the resourceful teacher's great opportun-
ityg for a class period of this length gives
time for more pupil participationg it pro-
vides a chance for clarifying difiicult ad-
vance assignments and for debate, drill
and pupil reports. Moreover, the period
includes twenty minutes of study in which
a serious minded student can profit by be-
ing in the presence of his instructor. This
long class period has seemed to help fos-
ter an exceptionally fine relationship be-
tween teacher and pupil and so is partly
responsible for the spirit of friendly co-
operation and courtesy which our state
inspector pronounced "quite ideal".
The Alumni of the last few years will
be interested to know of some of the
teachers: Former Supt. O. E. Peterson is
now head of the department of Education
in Teachers College, DeKalb, Illinois. Miss
Lucille Harrison is instructor in the
Teachers College at Greeley, Colo.g Miss
Ruth Stegner, now Mrs. Hope Horman, is
mother of a charming daughter, Patriciag
Miss Gertrude Zimmerman, now Mrs.
Joyce Lehmann has a son John David,
soon ready for Kindergarten. Both fam-
ilies reside in Naperville. Miss Cordelia
Olmstead is teaching in the Chicago sys-
tem: Miss Anna Potter has been winter-
ing in California after giving some years
to the rearing of her brothers baby daugh-
terg Miss Helen Zimmerman, now Mrs.
Raymond Veh, resides in Cleveland: Miss
Helen Wiedey has been in charge of the
organization of educational work in the
St. Louis Y. W. C. A.g Miss Doris Brigham
is teaching in Berkely, Michigang Miss
Abba Harrington resigned to care for her
We believe that among one of these
names will bring to mind happy incidents
as well as moments of inspiration to our
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On the Voyage
C50 you who are starting the quest
for treasure, and you who are in the
rnidst of your search, and you who
are nearing the end of the voyage,
we give our best wishes for success.
Qreshman, your voyage lies ahead-
you are on the small boat plying
from the shore to the beautiful strong
ship that will bear you on your
quest. Sophomores, you are on the
high seas-enjoying your trip to the
utmost. juniors, you are already on
the lookout for land.
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F-stands for FAIRNESS,
Which we Freshies possess,
Above all qualities
This one we'll confess.
R-stands for RESPECT,
Which we Freshmen do claim,
For teachers-for everyone,
This is our aim.
E-stands for EXCELLENCE,
This our cards show,
There are very few V
Who are not blest so.
S-stands for SINCERITY,
Held in high degree,
By Sycamore Freshies,
I'm sure you will see.
H-stands for HONOR,
To all we would give
This token of friendship,
The best way to live.
M-stands for MIGHTY,
Our Freshman team,
Just slaughters its opponents,
If you get what I mean.
E-stands for ENERGY,
Of which freshies have plenty,
Not just one,
But all hundred and twenty.
N-stands for N EWNESS,
But worn off at some cost,
In this short year's progress, 'f
The green coat has been lost.
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RUSSELL CARLSON .... Secretary and Treasurer
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MARY JANE COLES
EDITH LIND BERNARD BODEEN
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First Row-Mary Kathern Hart, Veronica Lalley, Margaret Brooke, Helen Hudson, Alice Fox, Margaret
Byers, Elsie Jacobson, Eldora Hall, Edith Clarke, Lily Dowdy, Grace Johnson, Evelyn Carlson,
Mary Jane Dutton, Carolyn I-Iemenway.
Second Row-Jane Anderson, Lola Lindstrom, Miriam Edwards, Delia 'Anderson, Kathryn Bogenrief,
Helen Hoffman, Mary Begley, Alma Dobbins, Mary Gorenz, Virginia: Bleifuss, Lola Gustafson,
Dorothy Allen, Mary Jane Coles, Helen Bulzzell, Geraldine Birkner, Edith Lind
Third Row-Helen Burcum, Nellie Greenaway, Allen Campbell, Eugene Bock, Charles Lindberg, Russell
Carlson, Donald Burkart, John Emerson, Ronald Brooke, John Connolly, Clifford Anderson,
William Lossmaln, Louie Lindsay, Ralph Geithman
Fourth Row-James Beckler, LeRoy Barth, Carl Kellman, John Dooley, Isaac Iaycox, William Gardner,
LeRoy Anderson, Francis Lind, Thomas Dugan, Otto B. Hammersmith, Burton Bingham, Cecil
Caldwell, Bernard Bodeen, Harry Carlson, Ralph Fisher.
"The Diary of the Socks"
N THE year of Our Lord 1929 A. D., a
goodly group of lusty young Socks en-
tered the dinghies which brought them to
the good ship "High School" which lay
riding at anchor in the harbor of Syca-
more. Despite the calmness of the sea,
some of the Socks turned back, evidently
frightened by the shadow cast by the big
ship. However, most of the socks kept on
and clambered over the sides of the vessel,
right glad to feel the firm deck under foot.
Despite the friendliness of the officers
and people on board, they decided that We
Socks must undergo .tests to prove our
hardihood and our ability to stand the
long sea voyage. These tests were of var-
ious natures, such as ducking us in the
swimming pool to get us acquainted with
the salt Water, making us walk the plank
to see Whether we had the correct sa,i1or's
stride, climbing the ladders to prepare us
for the first thrilling ascent of the masts,
rolling dust on our already sore backs, so
that we might readily learn to scour the
decks with sand, going through the thorn
bushes on Rose Island to prepare us for
the pangs of sharks teeth and fins if un-
happily, we fell overboard in sha.rk-in-
fested waters Without rapidly being
When we had passed these tests suc-
cessfully we decided that it might be Well
for us to organize a union of Socks. CThe
Socks being a nickname given us amateur
sailors by the Shell Backs in the creW.J
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First Row-lla Mac Pahaly, Iola Ortli, Ella Nelsen, Evelyn lX'Fcl"he-rsou, Mary Jane Quist, Lois Neilson,
Gladys Swanson, Marie Nelson, Doris Vtlellaucler, Viola Sehleif, Dorothczr Morden, Ruth Roblee,
Second Row-Margaret Peterson, Isabel Morrison, Ella Shaaclc, Mary Lee Simons, Florence: Milledge,
Rose Swanson, Margaret Sullivan, Isla NVall, Jessie Marsh, Mary Racich, Mary Wctzel, Ann
Marshall, Miss Reinhart.
Third Row-Antony Zaloga, Walter Wilson, Wayne Shcffel, Rohert Meyers, Wayne Tomlinson, Ralph
Wilkinsoii, Russell VVilcy, john Stroberg, Robert Stearns, Otis Potter, John Munch, Leslie Pierson.
Fourth Row-Merle Robinson, Carlyle Firlcins, Charles Maynard, Blair Stark, George Vosburgh, Ken-
neth Marsh, George Dean, Bruce Smith, Leonard Magnuson, Francis Miehaelson, VVilliam Mcllfean,
Vincent Sims, Lafayette NVilli:uns.
immediately. It was decided that George
Dean should be our leader and that Bruce
Smith should assist him. Russell Carlson
was elected to collect the brass farthings
for we knew that his training as cheer
leader would make it easy for him to cast
over the taffrail all that did not pay at
first request. '
Then We decided to test the efficiency of
our newly elected crew and stage a party.
We chose "All Saints Eve" since we knew
that at least one saint would protect us
from outside attacks. Our patron guide,
Miss Reinhart, called the class ofiicers
together and started them at work. On
Hallowe'en night the Socks assembled on
the main deck and made ready to be right
merry. Sounds of revelry were soon heard,
drowning the swish of the waters. Finally,
the Socks made hungry, due to the num-
erous activities in which they had taken
part, were served with Ships Biscuits,
Lime Juice, and Duff Pudding. Then, well
content, they rolled onto their "Donkey's
After the party, all was fair sailing un-
til a number of Socks contracted Beri-
Beri, but the strong medicine tSemester
Exams? cured all but a few. Sadly, and
with many lamentations, these were low-
ered into "Davey Jones" Locker. Again a
long voyage of calm, broken only by a few
slight storms such as the Carnival, Spring
Vacation, The Basket Season, the Operetta,
and the Final Exams. Suddenly we
sighted our goal, Sophomore Island, ahead,
and with much joy We dropped anchor
and made ready to explore this new land.
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Is the Bark of '32,
Though the grade winds blow each six weeks or so,
They never daunt the Crew.
At our bow there larks brave Henry Parke,
A true fine lad is he,
Though winds do roar on ship and shore
Naught daunts our Gene Harney.
And here is one, when all's said and done,
Who for sweetness can't be beat,
Sophomores all say when they see Guyla Gray,
"Now isn't our secretary neat?"
There at the aft of our sturdy craft,
We see our gay Johnny O,
All suffer dunnage, when he collects tonnage,
He's had a fine time we trow.
Now there are more who, scattered o'er
The ship are tried and true,
But in this space no other face
Can we describe for you.
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We'1l always be loyal and true,
Wherever we steer, we'Ve always cheer
For the Class of '32.
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GUYLA GRAY ..............,,.............................. Secfetary
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First Row-Dorothy Crooins. Grzrcc Klcinineilson, Doris Coombs, Antioncttc, Gorenz, Dora Francisco.
Dorothy Kebil, Norma Driscoll, Linnie Johnson, Agnes Askeland, Muriel Lewis.
Second Row-James Boyle, Guylzi Gray, Barzibara Benson, Margaret Cliffe, Gwendolyn Aimone, Gene
Mildred Larnlikin Nwr 'arct L'iwler Lawrence Elliott Flifford B' cl
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Third Row-Ralph Joiner, Howard Lanan, How-ard Campbell, Ray Harris, Marshall Lee, Raymond
Benson, Fnrnk Lalley, Henry Carlson, Wesley Lindahl, Raymond Linden.
Fourth Row-Donald Burchiield, Stanley Jorgensen, George Hettrick, Wesley 'Lindstrom, Elmer Bowers,
Ronald King, Russell Fruit, VVilli-am Duncan, Lester Arison, Ralph Liudstrom.
The Passage of the Good Ship
The Sophomore Ship sails on the Ocean,
Heigh-ho, boys, blow!
Her silver masts they roll with motion,
Blow, Sophomore, Blow!
NOW 'twas in the year of our Lord,
Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-nine,
that eighty-live vigorous looking seamen
did step aboard the good Ship Sophomore,
bound for Junior Land. Impatient indeed
were they to start the hard but enjoyable
journey. Joyfully assisting in hoisting
the t'Blue Peter" and in weighing and
catting the anchor, they were rewarded by
seeing the ship move out toward the open
'Twas soon decided that the crew must
choose its officers and that its members
must sign "Ship's Papers" to join various
activities on board. Miss Jordan was ap-
pointed Skipper, Henry Parke, First Mate,
Gene Harney, Second Mate, John Ovitz,
Third Mate, and Guyla Gray, Purser.
"Keeping a good offing" the ship made
rapid progress. While the weather was
fine our masters did keep us busy at the
"Spunyarn" of Daily Assignments. The
sea was so smooth that few did succumb
to the mutual attack of Study Sickness.
Sam Mabel, Henry Parke, Clifford
Teach, George Hettrick, and Ray Ulery
climbed the "Jackstays" to Footballg while
the rest of us cried "Heave and Paw1" for
encouragement. By this time we were
well in the "Cape Horn Greybeardsw and
here due to "Heavy Seas" a few sailors
did "slip their moorings." Glad indeed
were we, when December 14, we sighted
Party Island. Here we stopped to give a
party to our entire crew and to the sail-
ors in port who had previously served on
Right heartily did the crew prepare for
the big event. Never before was the main
deck so beautifully decorated. When the
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First Row-Alice Read. Laviua Petrie. Rachel Montugomery, Corinne Swanson, Marie Marlin, Helen
Neklasson, Clarice Swanson, Wilma Tuestad, Lois Perry, Cora Nichergall.
Second Row-Miss Jordon, Albert Millctlge, Marie Olson, Agnes Sluiack, Violet Scott, Grape White,
Miriam Varty, Elsie Swanson, Imogene W'iltsie, Dorothy W'ells, Louise Mueller, Joe McConag'l1ic.
Third Row-Orlo Sheffcl, Ray Ulery, Howard Valentine, Carl Nelson. Ulifiorml Teach, Sam Mabel. Henry
Parke, Robert Scott, Donald Ollirien, john Ovitz.
Sixth Bell of the Second Dog Watch did
sound, we made ready to dance. Our Or-
chestra was made up of foreign sailors
from DeKalb. Zounds! How some of our
jolly tars did trip it. Then in the midst
of our merriment Mr. Santa Claus and
the Snow Queen did arrive. Certes, but
'twas strange they knew our where-
abouts! Certain of our crew were pre-
sented with fitting gifts, which they in
their innocence did consider jokes. But
the rest of our crew and our visitors were
not forgotten, for all did receive clever
favors which had been made by the pa-
tient hands of the Sophomore Committee.
Finally our Skipper did give orders that
all visitors must leave since we must again
Deeper and deeper we did penetrate in-
to unknown waters. Elmer Bowers, Henry
Parke, Sam Mabel, and John Ovitz were
made Basket Ball Look-outs. Again we
sang our chanteys to encourage them.
After the excitement of the holiday sea-
son little did we lusty seamen suspect
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the Semester Examinations. However, by
"sailing close to the wind" most of our
worthy Crew did survive. Only a few,
frightened by the storm and not wishing
to weather another, 'iswallowed the an-
chor" at the next port we touched.
Now again a long period of "Ordinary
Tricks", broken only by such Gales as the
Carnival, in which We sailors did have a
rollicking good time, the Operetta, Spring
Vacation and Alas, the Final Examina-
tions! Suddenly our Look-out did cry
"Land Ahead! Land Ahead!" And of a
certainty we saw that our ship had left
the surging seas and was entering the
Calm waters of Junior Harbor, The scene
before us was so inviting that we decided
to stop here. Sadly did we part from
those few who found it necessary to go
back on the old Ship but soon we did for-
get our sadness in the joyous anticipation
of the new adventure which lay before us.
DORA FRANCISCO, '32,
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We are what are termed "The Juniors",
And for three long years we've sought,
To scale the heights of knowledge,
And absorb the things we're taught.
We are rather modest violets,
And dislike to blow our horn,
But we truly feel, the Juniors
Are the finest ever born.
Miss Hulbert is our Sponsor,
And a helping hand she'1l lend,
For she seems to sense the moment
When a 'Teller needs a friend."
Molander is our President,
We dub him "Doc" or "Red",
He's genial, and he's witty,
And he's musical-'nuff sed'.
Bill Warren is Vice-President,
His parents call him Will,
He is quite a iinished actor,
And may sometime head a bill.
Holmes blows a Wicked trumpet,
And he handles all our cash,
He surely knows his bakery goods,
And sells them with a dash.
Bur Bnunke keeps our records,
She's athletic, full of fun,
And is quite a general favorite,
In the Class of Thirty-One.
Oh! we've loved these years of learning,
Days of joy, and days of woe,
When we didn't know our lessons,
But to school we had to go.
And the faculty-God bless 'em.
How they worked with smile and frown.
Kept our mental ship a-sailing,
When it threatened to go down.
And the good old student body,
With their faces towards the sun,
Let us hope they won't forget us,
When we leave in Thirty-One.
MARETTA FOSTER, '31 ,
SELMA DOYLE, '31.
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WILLIAM WARREN ....... ....... V ice President
BERNICE BRUNKE .................................... Secretary
DONALD HOLMES ..............................,,,,.... Treasurer'
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Dorothy Dunmore, Gertrude Cudden, Evelyn Elliott, Eclythe Anderson, Nellie Hall, Selma Doyle.
Second Row-George Dutton, YVinifred Hasty, Eleanor Gandy, Doris Lossman, Ruth Maryon Carlson,
Lois Fotliergill, Louise Dooley, Mziretta Foster, Juanita Brunke. Marian Boyle, Harriet Crosier.
Third Row-Lyle Joiner, Maurice Humphrey, Russell Henigan, Lester Harris, Leonard Linden, Richard
Lind, Roy Carlson, Clifford Cmnpliell, Donald Holmes, Vivian Joiner, Robert Birkner, Brune
For We Are Sailors All
HIP-A-HOY! Yo! I-Io! Merry Men!
X Man the decks for we are fast ap-
proaching "The Close of Our Junior Year."
'Tis a first rate cruise we've had. Eh!
What? Men! We've all been bold sailors
and me thinks we deserve a promotion.
I rather hate the idea of leaving the old
ship though and I guess that goes for most
of us. We've had lots of good times here.
First-mate Warren, go seek Skipper Mo-
lander, arouse him from his "Harmonica
Blues" and ask him for the ship's log, for
we of the crew would fain review the
great events of our past. Hurry ye, don't
move like a land lubber. The Skipper's
a jolly fine fellow, so he'll grant ye the
log. Be gone!
What ho, my men, it's a mighty pity
all our old pals aren't here to enjoy this
now sixty-two on board, there were about
twice as many when we started on the
jaunt back in '2'7. Am I right?
Here comes Bill with the ship's log.
What's this, he's brought the Skipper
with him. Let's drink a toast to Skipper
Molander-. Whoa, my lads steady,
don't drink much more. You are already
Now let us consult our log. Sure, I was
right, it was September 7th, '27 when we
set sail. There were one hundred and
thirteen of us then. It was the rough
weather and the hard sailing that got
most of the pals we've lost.
Remember the good time we had at the
iirst port we stopped at in '2'7? It was
just a few nights before Halloween. We
did everything in hallucination that night.
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First Row--Dorothy NVestlield, Lillian Shaak. Rose Welancler, Bertha Vzuiclelmurg, Elizabeth Stroberg,
. Ruth McPherson, Elsie Smith, Eleanor Peterson, Edna Strong, Marcella Schneider, Rose Stoler,
Esther Mae Nesbitt.
Second Row-Jack Maveus, Richard Meier, Grace Tomlinson, Mary Poole, Luellu VVanser, Julia Van
Dusen, Irene Snow, Anna O'Brien, Louise Waterman, Clara Moore, Jane Wetzel, VVard Wise,
LeRo Olson Neil Rose
Third Roxiifiwilliam Wallmark, Aaron Malm. William NVarren, Donald Molander, Junior Quinn,
Everett Swanson, Laclimir Moudry, Harvey Marsh, Arthur Pierson, lloyd O'Brien, Charles Scott,
Max Mabel. .
except that the sea was pretty roughg a
lot of us thought it rather tough going
'cause we weren't used to ity we lost a few
About December 23, '28 We stopped at a
big port and entertained the whole town
Cthanks to Miss Hulbert? Remember?
What ho! my lads we haven't done a
thing of worth since then. But wait, I
am Wrong, we've done one truly big thing
and that was making Donald Holmes
Second-Mate. "Sleepy" also keeps all our
money. I think we ought to pause right
here and thank Sailor Bernice Brunke for
keeping the ship's log in such a first rate
Sailor Brunke reports that most of our
time has been spent making money for
the big party We're going to give for "The
Old Timers" when we reach the next port
which ought to be around May 3.
There are a few other things here in
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the log that might be mentioned. The
strongest of our number did their best to
help the port of Sycamore defeat their
enemies in three big battles: Foot-ball,
Basket-ball, and Track. They certainly
did lay the enemy low at the battle of
We had a big gala day at one port on
April 4th. Everybody sang, danced, and
laughed. Such performances only happen
"Once in a, Blue Moon."
Well, sailors, we've another year left, in
which to enjoy ourselves on board this
ship before we finish our trip. It's been a
pleasant journey so far. Eh! What?
VVhat's that? Eight bells! Time for us
to roll in.
One more toast to Class of '31 "For we
are Sailors All."
Good night! You sailors bold.
MARION BOYLE, '30.
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TheTreasure of Health l
M1 strong, active body and a quiclc,
intelligent mind go together. Seek,
I then, on your quest, the priceless
f treasure of health-for in the struggle
for the greatest treasure, success, good
health is a powerful ally. Qur teams
' have made splendid records for us to
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tireless, alert--good winners and
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Football S portfolio
UVacation is over and football practice
is on," announced Coach J. B. Shrout on
September 3, 1929, and fifty men answered
his call for volunteers on the field of
athletics, About twenty-live percent of
these were major letter men, and the
prospect looked favorable as the line of
enthusiastic candidates were assembled,
eager to show their knowledge of the
fundamentals of action on the gridiron.
As Sycamore Community High School
athletic held was still in an unfinished con-
dition, intensive practice was begun at the
Sycamore Community Park Held. With a
line averaging over 153 pounds, the chief
problem was to develop a fast and delib-
erately clever backfield. Coach Shrout,
with his characteristic determination,
took charge of formation Work and stren-
uous organization, as rapidly as possible,
so that a grid eleven might be whipped
into shape in preparation for a busy sea-
son of keen competition among Little
Seven pigskin artists.
The end of the season found Dr. Foot-
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ball presenting Sycamore Heavyweights
with third place in the Little Seven Con-
ference, with four victories and two de-
feats. They were also victorious in one
non-conference game with Rochelle and
losers to DeKalb and Rochelle. Wheaton
High School completed her second unde-
feated year in the conference. Geneva
received second honors. The Shroutmen
ranked next in third place. Naperville
ended in fourth position. St. Charles,
Dundee, and Batavia each reaped one vic-
tory to occupy the lower bracket.
The Gipson proteges in their lightweight
final standing were tied for second place
with Naperville, with five wins and one
defeat. The defensive engine of the pony
grid express led by Swedberg, Cliffe, Rog-
ers. Caldwell and Read had a most credit-
Sycamore met defeat against Rochelle at
Rochelle in the first game of the season,
9 to 0. This defeat only inspired Syca-
more to greater impetus in practice for
the return game with Rochelle. The
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fables were neatly turned in this game and
good work on the part of Russell and Eus-
tace, who netted two and three touch-
downs each, caused Rochelle to return
home a vanquished foe-38 to 0.
For the opening game in the Little Sev-
en Conference, Sycamore drew the most
aggressive team of the conference, when
they journeyed to meet Coach Stenger's
strong outfit. While our boys put up a
game battle in this encounter, their ef-
forts W-ere ineffective against the powerful
Wheaton contingent and Sycohi lost 34 to
7. The last five minutes of play was ac-
companied by rejuvenated Sycamore of-
fensive ability and a well destined pass
from "Eddie" Eustace to Waterman gave
Sycamore a touchdown and the extra
point by the same play combination.
A well prepared Geneva Eleven invaded
local territory and were successful in ob-
taining a second Sycamore football scalp
as they had done in 1928. The Purple and
Gold machine lost a 19 to 6 contest, after
legitimately outplaying their opponents
when the gun sounded at the half. Home
scoring came in the last quarter when
Quarterback Maveus carried Eustace's pass
over the goal.
After scrimmages with St. Albans and
a week of vigorous practice and strenuous
training, the Shroutmen were determined
to arise from the lethargy of former
games and redeem the defeats they had
suffered, by victory in the Naperville bat-
tle a week later. That a new era of foot-
ball had dawned for Sycamore was evi-
dent when the final whistle found Syca-
more registering a 31 to 0 triumph in the
athletic ledger. With a swift passing at-
tack that completely baffled the Naperville
back field, the Sycohi grid representatives
played their best game of the season thus
far and netted their introductory confer-
ence win. Sheley and Boies led their five
line friends with ability.
Encouraged by their victory over Naper-
ville the S. H. S. squads, with a dash of
genuine football, which enabled our boys
to net two touchdowns in the first half
against Batavia a week later, brought de-
feat to the Wind Mill City lads by a 13
to 0 count.
Coach DeLacey's Dundee team was de-
feated by Sycamore's swift passing aerial
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attack, 7 to 0, when a. beautifulH20 yard
pass from Eustace to Maveus in the sec-
ond quarter fulfilled the requirements of
a touchdown. Eustace place kicked for
the extra counter. Court, Dolder, Stark
and Maeser served admirably in the line,
while Russell and Conley fought effective-
ly when going through with the oval.
Football relations with DeKalb were re-
sumed this year after several years of
abandoned activity, the schedule calling
the Sycamore-DeKalb game at the Barb
City gridiron. The age-old rivalry be-
tween the two cities made the game a
spirited contest, but the DeKalb players
outweighed and outplayed the local eleven
and DeKalb claimed victory, 14 to 0. De-
Kalb netted 14 first downs and Sycamore
completed four. In the last quarter Con-
ley, Russell and Maveus performed
lengthy drives and Eustace made several
gains. Quarterback Russell, who has real
football spirit, was outstanding as a de-
fensive man throughout.
The final game of the 1929 season was
also a conference game with St. Charles
at that city and resulted in a 7 to 6 vic-
tory for the Shroutmen. The inability of
Potts, line plunger of St, Charles, to make
the extra point gave Sycamore the nar-
row but conclusive margin of one point
for a victorious football finale. Sycohi's
touchdown resulted after a wide end run
by Eustace, behind perfect interference,
just before half time. He successfully
kicked the ball over the bar for the extra
. Many outstanding grid veterans played
their last games under the Purple and
Gold at St. Charles. Nine out of eleven
of the first squad will graduate in 1930.
These men, in addition to the graduation
lightweight members are: Boies, Court,
Dolder, Stark, Waterman, Eustace, Mav-
eus, Sheley, Maeser, Russell, Rogers, Swed-
berg, Cliffe, Caldwell and Read.
Those placed on the Little Seven hon-
orary teams were Waterman, who tied
with Sheafe of Batavia for left end on the
first eleven, and Boies, who secured the
right tackle berth on the second team.
Stark and Eustace were given honorable
mention as tackle and halfback.
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First Row-John Connolly, Edward Eustace, XVilli:im Russell, Orrin Mziveus.
Second Row-Owen Resell CMgr.l, Arthur fourt, lirlwnril lloies, Robert Mueser, livereit Slivlcy, John
Waternizvn, Monroe Stark, Mr. Shrout CCoacliJ.
Third Row-Max Mabel, Russell l-lenigan, Donald Dolder, Brune Dunmore, William Faissler, James Cliffe.
Heavyweight Football Schedule
Sept. 14-Rochelle Sycamore
Sept 21-Sycamore Rochelle
Sept 28-Wheaton Sycamore
Oct. 5-Geneva ' Sycamore
Oct. 12-Sycamore Naperville
Oct. 19-Sycamore Batavia
Oct. 26-Sycamore Dundee
Nov. 2-DeKalb Sycamore
Nov. 9-Sycamore St. Charles
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Second Row-VVillinm VVarreu CAssistaut Mgrj, Henry Parke, LeRoy Swedburg, Clifford Teach, Ray
Harris, Iznnes Boyle, Mr. Gipson LCoachJ.
Third Row-Leonard Linden, Sum Mabel, George Dutton, Richard Lind, Harvey Marsh, Sanford Caldwell.
Lightweight Football Schedule
Sept. 21-DeKalb Sycamore 0
Sept. 28-Wheaton Sycamore 0
Oct. 5-Sycamore Geneva 0
Oct, 12-Sycamoret Naperville 0
Oct. 19-Sycamore Batavia 0
Oct. 26-Sycamore Dundee 0
Nov. 9-Sycamore 13 St. Charles 0
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LD MAN Prophecy greeted the S. C.
H. S. basketball season of 1929-30 with
an auspicious glance and an optimistic
twinkle in his eye, for Coach Shrout had
established a mighty reputation for him-
self by the winning teams he had created
in the past two years. It was evident that
prophetic visions of success were realized
when the co-nclusion of the season found
the major cage men registering on their
scale of action twenty-two consecutive
victories, including twelve conference wins.
An exceptionally brilliant season of play
had annexed another Little Seven Cham-
pionship T1'ophy for our Sycohi hall of
A tentative line-up was tried the first
of the season, but soon a permanent squad
was selected, with positions as follows:
Waterman, forward 5 Boies, centerg and
Maveus, running guardg all Veterans of
the 1929 quintetg Maeser, forwardg and
Stark, back-guard, both members of last
year's champion Lightweight team. The
boys displayed splendid teamwork, ac-
curate passing, speedy floor play, in fact,
superior cooperation in the prime factors
of cage action.
The first game was played with Maple
Park, Sycamore winning by the one-sided
score of 35-6. The initial Little Seven
contest was with Batavia. The Shrout
basketeers rallied in the last half, and
turned what at first seemed like a close
game into an easy victory-27 to 19. In
the first home conference game, S. I-I. S.
early convinced St. Charles of her suprem-
acy, the score standing 24 to 12 in favor of
Tremendous interest centered in the
contest with Harrison Tech, 1929 cham-
pion of Chicago, but Sycamo1'e experienced
little trouble in reaping a 24 to 18 victory
in this outstanding game. Four more de-
cisive triumphs were added to an un-
broken string of victories at the DeKalb
Our local quintet staged a speedy come-
back in the last half in the conflict with
Dundee, and won 23 to 11. Waterman was
high scorer, with 4 field goals and 3 free
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The following night, Captain Boies, ac-
companied by an enthusiastic crowd of
school fans and townspeople, led his team
to a 12 to '7 victory over DeKalb. The
Barbs led at half time, 3 to 2. The sensa-
tional scene of the evening developed when
DeKalb made no effort to take away the
privilege of Sycamore's spectacular stall-
ing game, which was neatly handled by
Min Stark, in the closing ten minutes of
Naperville was the eleventh victim to
meet downfall from Sycamore. In quest
of another cage victory, the Shroutmen
journeyed to Wheaton, where a colorful
tilt ended in a 22 to 18 score in favor of
Sycamore. Our Purple and Gold cagers
played polished basketball, Boies leading
in scoring by 8 points, Maeser and Water-
man next by 7 each. The principal bar-
rier in Sycamore's titular march had been
removed by this defeat-also, the first vic-
tory over Wheaton in two years.
Sycamore took the next opportunity to
speed their forward march toward the
Little Seven title by downing Geneva 43
to 15 and Batavia 30 to 8. Accurate pass-
ing and consistent basket shooting were
powerful factors in the local aggregation.
Control of the cage situation gave Syca-
more a 46 to 15 advantage over St. Charles.
The Kane County lads were outclassed
and outplayed in every phase of the game,
which resulted in the fifteenth victory for
the Sycohi quintet.
The old basketball rivalry between De-
Kalb and Sycamore was again settled be-
fore a capacity crowd when the baton
swung "over the top" in Sycamore's favor
34 to 13. Boies held the honors for high
score with 15 points, while Maveus fol-
lowed with 8 points.
Sycamore's seventeenth victory! So the
sport pages continued to chronicle victor-
ies for Coach Shrout's proteges. They'
furnished the cage fans one of the great-
est thrills of the year by defeating the
clever Dundee basketeers 29 to 22. The
score was tied five times. Maeser, flashy
Sycamore forward, added the dramatic
touch, which gave the local five another
Little Seven win, with 4 baskets and 2
Action was resumed along the cage
frontier in DuPage County when Syca-
more returned home from Naperville with
a 41 to 16 victory stored away among their
conquests. An excursion over to Genoa
resulted in victory, number nineteen, for
Sycamore. While Genoa had a good,
scrappy team, the County seat boys regu-
lated the game in their own way and it
almost required a score keeper with wings
to attain the speed necessary to count the
40 to 23 advantage for the locals.
It was a big moment when the Sycohi
majors won the closest game of the sea-
son from the strong Wheaton contingent.
Captain Jen's quintet made every effort
to shatter Sycamore's enviable record of
nineteen victories in their second meeting
of the year. Sport fans witnessed a fast
and furious battle, the score standing 18
all about one and one half minutes before
the final whistle, when that diminutive
and flashy running guard, Maveus, per-
formed the heroic act with a long shot
that mounted the score 2 points for vic-
tory. One half the S. H. S. score-10
points-was the gift of Maveus to this
glorious achievement of his teammates.
In their farewell tour of triumph in
Little Seven contests, Sycamore settled
the issue with Geneva, 30 to 12. This was
their twenty-first victory and twelfth con-
ference win. After the regular season,
positively the last public appearance of
these mighty followers of the hoop was
the tilt staged with the Alumni Stars, the
Shroutmen being victorious 21 to 8.
Thus, the conclusion was marked of an-
other brilliant and successful record of
basketball activity. May the fair play
and clean sportsmanship displayed by the
teams of 1930 be an incentive to our fu-
ture cage artists. The ranks will be sadly
depleted by graduation, Boies, Stark, Mae-
ser, Waterman, Maveus and Sheley, as
well as most of the second team, having
played their last game for their Alma
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BASKETBALL-Heavy and Light Teams
Fira! Rovlv-Orrin Maveus, John XVatc-rman, Enlwnrml lloies, Rolxert Mzlescr, Everett Sheley, Monroe
Second Row-Owen Resell lMgr.J. Lester Harris, Russell Heuigzun, Ladimir Mouclry. Elmer Bowers
Edward Eustace, Arthur Court, Mr. Shrout CCozLcl1J.
Heavyweight Basketball Schedule
Nov, 27-Sycamore Maple Park
Dec. 6--Sycamore Batavia
Dec. 13-Sycamore St. Charles
Dec. 20-Sycamore Harrison Tech
Dec. 26-Sycamore Mt. Morris
Dec. 27-Sycamore Rochelle
Dec. 28-Sycamore Hinckley
Dec. 28-Sycamore Elburn
Jan. Sdycamore Dundee
Jan. 4-Sycamore DeKalb
Jan. 11-Sycamore Naperville
Jan. 17-Sycamore Wheaton
Jan. 18-Sycamore Geneva
Jan. 24--Sycamore Batavia
Jan. 31-Sycamore St. Charles
Feb. 1-Sycamore DeKalb
Feb. 7-Sycamore Dundee
Feb. 14-Sycamore Naperville
Feb. 15-Sycamore Genoa
Feb. 21-Sycamore Wheaton
Feb. 28-Sycamore Geneva
is Mar 6-Sycamore DeKalb
.M ' Mar 7-Waterman Sycamore
We 0 Mar. 26-Sycamore Alumni Stars
it TOTAL POINTS SCORED
iw Sycamore, 656-Opponents, 313
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i Lightweight Basketball Sportfolio
THE SPOTLIGHT of the curtain raising
drama always played over the light-
weight quintet, and their stage of perfor-
mance was the scene of many a spirited
dispute. While they did not achieve the
championship record of 1928-29 Little
Seven lights, they were an everlasting ob-
stacle in the way of the other contenders
for conference honors and finished cred-
itably in third place.
There was little competition to conquer
in their first game with Maple Park, Syc-
amore winning 36 to 3. Coach Shrout's
ponies entered their first Little Seven tilt
with Batavia, and the final count was
Sycamore, 24-Batavia, 8. This easily con-
vinced the opponents that our minors
were on the map to play basketball. Bow-
ers played a great game as forward with
8 points, and Court's defensive work was
pronounced first class and continued to
be a consistent factor all season.
Those who rated the main line-ups
were: Cline, Bowers, Harris, Henigan,
Rogers, forwards: Sheley, centerg Court,
Eustace and Moudry, guards. The light-
weight role was constantly shifting and
while there was never an abundance of
reserve material, the candidates were an
alert and aggressive group.
St. Charles came to the county seat to
conquer, but returned home to their Fox
river homes a vanquished foe, as a result
of a 17 to 4 defeat. Cliffe held high
score with 4 field goals.
Defeat first confronted our happen-
stance ponies when they met the formid-
able lights from Harrison Tech of Chi-
cago. It was not without a struggle that
Sycamore was eliminated from the vic-
tory line in the last few minutes of play
14 to 13.
For the iirst time in two years, the light-
weight basketeers lost a Little Seven home
contest, Dundee controlling the cage sit-
uation in a slow-breaking game 12 to 10.
In the annual visit to the Barb City, De-
Kalb was taken into camp with a 23 to 15
advantage in Sycamore's favor. Ev Sheley
held high score with 10 points. The re-
turn tilt with DeKalb was also a local vic-
tory. The schedule next sought Naper-
ville as cage adversaries, in a fast and fur-
ious battle. Sycamore's loss was Naper-
ville's gain by the narrow margin of 11-9.
Wheaton fell an easy victim to Sycohi
16 to 7. Misfortune was on our trail, even
in victory that night, for Laddie Moudry
sustained a broken nose while playing a
great game at guard. That fact, together
with a stalled bus on the return trip at 25
below the zero hour, were enough to
dampen spirits for sometime, but the
youthful cagers rallied in splendid style
and treated Geneva to defeat the follow-
ing evening,-the first defeat for the Ge-
Batavia minors took a 9 to 7 score from
Sycamore in a fierce tussle, although the
lights had won from them earlier with a
one-sided score. Victory was on our side
in the second tilt with St. Charles, the
final count being 15-7, with the Syca-
moreans on top.
Dundee lights annexed a 14 to 12 victory
over the local minors in a hard fought
game with an overtime period. Another
heart-breaking struggle left the Naper-
ville boys a 12 to 11 win.
However, the last of the season found
the minor Shroutmen flashing forward
with three victories over Genoa, Wheaton,
and Geneva. An extra game was added
to their schedule when they defeated the
Prospects of 1931 by the score of 8 to 6.
The Lightweights, besides fighting their
own battles, were invaluable as the relief
squad for the Heavyweights. Graduation
will claim Eustace, Cliffe, Rogers, Court,
and Sheley, but promising material will
develop in the personages of Henigan,
Moudry, Harris, Parke, Smith, Mabel,
Dooley, Bock, Ovitz, Hettrick, Kellman,
Burchfield, Boyle, Dunmore, and Stearns.
Au 1'evoir, Lightweights, and best wishes
of the class of 1930.
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Second Row-William Warren CMgr.J, Robert Stearns, Eugene Bock, Bruce Smith, John Dooley, L:-,Roy
Llghtwelght Basketball Schedule
Nov. 27-Sycamore Maple Park
Dec. 6-Sycamore Batavia
Dec. 13-Sycamore St. Charles
Dec. 20-Harrison Tech Sycamore
Jan. 3-Dundee Sycamore
Jan. 4-Sycamore DeKalb
Jan. 11-Naperville Sycamore
Jan. 17-Sycamore Wheaton
Jan, 18-Sycamore Geneva
Jan. 24-Batavia Sycamore
Jan. 31-Sycamore St. Charles
Feb. 1-Sycamore DeKalb
Feb. 7--Dundee Sycamore
Feb. 14-Naperville Sycamore
Feb. 15-Sycamore Genoa
Feb. 21-Sycamore Wheaton
Feb 28-Sycamore Geneva
Mar. 26-Sycamore 1931 Prospects
TOTAL POINTS SCORED
Sycamore, 262-Opponents, 159
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Stark, one of Sycolii's greatest first 'team
hack guards, proved his worth as the cool,
deliberate guard of the 1930 quintet, and
helped to create splendid teamwork through
his ability to take the ball on rebounds-
one of the greatest factors in cage play.
"Min" demonstrated real fighting spirit,
when he tactlully stopped the opposition en-
route to the hoop. Sorry, cage fans, Stark
bids au revoir.
This true sportsman successfully acquired
the ability to control the tip-off. As a slim,
flashy center, "Eve" greatly aided his com-
panions in keeping possession of the ball
regularly. Sheley was ar cool individual when
he was a member of either the heavy or
lightweight team. His wide-awake service
assisted in much spectacular scoring for
Sycohi. "Ev", as well, has ended his athle-
tic career for S. C. H. S.
"Still water runs deep", so modesty finds rr
place for itself in the personage ot' Maveus,
that flashy, diminutive running guard, whose
clever floor play brought forth much com-
mendatiou. Alert, yet unassuming in his
co-operation, "Ornie" easily convinced op-
ponents much his superior in stature, of his
greater defensive tactics. He, too, terminates
his basketball services for his Alma Mater.
"Bob", the rangy left forward, has played
but one year with the major cage men, but,
he has certainly demonstrated qualities which
put him in the winner's class. His "dead
shots" at the hoop in apt situations proved
a ever present help in closely contested
games. Graduation will claim him this year.
His rangy prowess will be missed very much
in athletic circles.
EDVVARD BOI ES
The "Daddy of the team" has controlled
the "center post" most admirably for three
years. He established a name for himself
by his famous "follow-through" tactics, also
as a one-handed artist with his short tip-in
shots. Many honors have come to Boies in
his four years. Ed's position will he hard
to fill, as he is a member of the Class of 1930.
"Bruzz" was one of the fastest star fora
wards ever produced at S. C. H. S. His
high spirit, which enabled him to start his
teammates oi? on the right foot with speedy
action, proved an invaluable asset to the
major quintet, Statistics show John to hold
high scoring honors for the past season. He ',f
will be greatly missed, as he, too, graduates
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"Punk" is one of the few Juniors of ex-
perience left to fight next year's contests.
His speed and endurance will make him an
expert forward at cluding his opponents. As
the "eagle eye" of the Hcnigan "family
tribe" has functioned prominently in past
basketball activity at S. H, S., so it is a
safe wzrger that it will not falter in 1931.
It is with some satisfaction that the return
of "Lacldie" for next year's team is chroni-
cled With the loss of so many by graduation,
Moudry looms brightly in the foreground as
a brilliant prospect for future cage action.
His agility, combined with his characteristic
vigilance and caution will make him a strong
contender for 1931 defensive honors.
"Les" has served consistently as a quick
and invaluable second team forward. With
Henigan, he should carry the brunt of next
year's attack against Sycohi's rivals. He will
return for another season with n 100W light
spirit and will, undoubtedly become a
troublesome partisan against the foe in ques-
tion by his ready scoring power.
"Jim" was the skilful and elusive dribbler
of the minor squad. As an able, speedy for-
ward, he became an active participant in the
strong co-operative teamwork used by the
lightweight Eve. Cliffe was slight in build,
but Hashy in action when casting the ball
through the net. He will he lost to further
athletic activity by graduation.
"Art's" record of achievement for S. C. H.
S. has been enviable in its entirety. Whether
it were his splendid spirit oi fair and square
sportsmanship, or his consistent and power-
ful aggressiveness that were needed, Court
rated high, As n steady and dependable
back guard, it will be difhcult to till his
stone-wall post. Sycohi will be hard hit by
For two seasons at Sycamore High, "Eddie"
H' hasldisplayecl his skill as an athlete of keen
, ability. He has worked deliberately with
' his fellow guard on defense and has helped
make the Lig'ht's season a successful one.
' His rapidity in keeping his rival from getting
into favorable territory was outstanding.
,,. Eustace completes his S. H. S. athletic work
'Vw . this June.
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DeKalb Holiday Tournament
FOLLOWING closely in the footsteps of
Christmas cheer, December 26, 1929
witnessed the opening of the second an-
nual DeKalb Holiday Invitational Tourna-
ment, sponsored by the Varsity Club at
Northern Illinois State Teacher's College
for three days. Sixteen schools were rep-
resented in this competition for cage
The Shroutmen met Mount Morris the
first afternoon of the cage meet. Syca-
more attained an ea1'ly advantage, Boies,
rangy center, leading the scoring by 6
points in the first quarter. The second
team was substituted and completed the
two sets of irnpregnable defense started
by the majors. The final score was: Syc-
amore, 255 Mt. Morris, 6.
The Sycohi hoopsters entered the sec-
ond round of the tourney to meet Ro-
chelle. While the Hub City lads had
nosed out Sycamore in the finals of the
year before, the neat teamwork and ac-
curate shooting of the local cagers made
this tilt tell a different story, Sycamore,
Hinckley next fell before the onslaught
of the Shrout adherents. The score indi-
cated only mediocre success, 10 points on
the part of Hinckley to touch Sycamore's
stride of 25 points.
Sycohi featured an early lead of 8 to 6
over Elburn in the first quarter of the
finals. The offensive tactics of the Purple
and Gold quintet were met with a short-
passing, long-shooting outfit that at times
threatened to become uncomfortable. Our
majors put up a good fight, however, and
won over Elburn 18-14.
So, our tournament squad had gained
prestige for their unfaltering spirit of
victory and earned another championship
trophy for their Alma Mater. Leland
Strombom, President of the Varsity Club,
presented the "Cup of Honor" to Captain
Ed. Boies, who, in turn passed it to Coach
By virtue of their performance through-
out the tournament, Maveus, guard, and
Boies, center, were given honorary posi-
tions on the all-tournament team. Mae-
ser and Stark were given positions on the
all-tournament second team, while Water-
man 1'eceived honorable mention.
DeKalb District Tournament
IF RIP VAN WINKLE had been sleeping
at the opening of the annual District
Tourney, held at DeKalb March 6, 7, and
8, he surely would have roused from slum-
ber, when he heard the clamor and ex-
citement of the maddening crowds, lured
by the call of the cage hunt.
Fifteen teams, representative of their
various schools, competed in this basket-
ball meet, the winner continuing to the
Sectional tournament at Joliet. Sycamore
won that honor, both in 1928 and 1929,
and was again picked as a favorite to win
on the strength of its record of twenty-
one consecutive victories.
Sycamore met DeKalb in the last game
of the evening, March 6. The prestige ac-
corded Coach Shrout and his team was
evidence, indeed, of the confidence of
friends. Vlfhile not a spectacular game,
the usual spirited contest with our rival
followed, the Purple and Gold being vic-
tors-19 to 8. Maeser stepped into power
with 8 points, Boies second, with 6 points.
By virtue of the victory over the Barb
City lads, Sycohi met the fast aggrega-
tion from Waterman High school in the
second round before a record-breaking
crowd. In an upset that shook the very
foundation of the basketball world, the
local contingent suffered a 13-5 defeat at
the hands of the Waterman quintet. Both
lives displayed a swift passing attack and
an impregnable defense. But, it was Syc-
amore's inability to send the ball through
the hoop that gave our boys the first slap
of misfortune this season.
Our players faced the odds with their
usual game spirit. Even defeat at this
time could not mar the achievement of
their previous brilliant and successful sea-
son of twenty-two victories.
Boies rated the first all-star team as
center, Maeser, the second team as for-
ward. Stark received honorable mention.
Illness in the ranks prevented Shrout's
lads from entering the Illinois Wesleyan
Tournament at Bloomington, Where twen-
ty of the best picked teams, who lost in
their district or sectional tourneys, played.
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First Row-William Warren CAs5ist. Mgrj, William Russell, John NVZll.Cl'll13ll, Edward Boies, Robert
Mac-ser, Everett Sheley, Edward Eustzicc, Mr. Shrout KCoacliD.
Second Row-Henry Parke, Leonard Linden, George: Hettrick, Bruce Smith, Francis Michaelson, James
Boyle, Eugene Bock, Allen Czmiphell, Donald Read, Donald Molzmder, Owen Rcscli g'Mgr.J.
Prospects in Spring Events
MUCH enthusiasm and interest was
manifested at the opening of the
1930 track season at S. C. H. S. Many of
the last year's tracksters were still en-
rolled, ready to give their best in the way
of winning track honors for Sycohi.
Eustace, who was outstanding in hurd-
ling the bar with the bamboo pole, won the
Little Seven pole-vaulting honors and tied
with Youngman of Rockford for district
honors in 1929. Eddie's intensive prepara-
tion for 1930 meets will undoubtedly en-
able him to make an even higher mark
in this event by June. Waterman made
a vigorous showing as a speedy hurdler
and his previous merits showed that he
still intended to improve his time and
skill. Maeser and Boies were the repre-
sentative discus throwers this year. Sheley
was a veteran dash man, who was accom-
panied by Bock and Linden and the work
of all these candidates was well done.
Russell was back to hurl the javelin at an
even greater distance than before.
April 26, Elmhurst College Meet.
May 3, Gateway Classic Meet at Clinton,
Iowa. CThis was also the date for the
Rockford High School golf tournamenth.
May 16-17, Interscholastic, University of
May 24, Little Seven Meet at Batavia.
May 31, North Central College Meet at
The following events and their partici-
pants are listed:
Russell, Broad jump, discus, javelin.
Sheley, High jump, 440 yd. run, 880 yd.
run, 50-100 yd. dashes.
Eustace, Pole-vault, javelin.
Waterman, 220 yd. low hurdles, 110 yd.
high hurdles, 440 yd. run.
Faissler, 100 and 220 yd. dashes, 440 yd.
Boies, Discus, javelin, shot-put.
Linden, 50-100 yd. dashes, 220 yd. run,
440 yd. run.
Bock, 220 yd. run, 50-100 yd. dashes, dis-
Boyle, 440 yd. run, 880 yd., and 1 mile
Smith, 'High jump, 220 yd. run, pole-
Parke, 220 yd. run.
Dunmore, 830 yd. run.
Sam Mabel, Discus, shot-put.
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Bernard Bodecn, Otto Hammersmith, Russell Carlson, Norma: Driscoll, Margaret Byers.
Hit 'em high! Hit 'em low!
Come on Sycamore, 1et's go!
An Ode to Oar Cheer Leaders
This gallant quintette, these honorable five
Do between halves on the gym floor glide,
"Cheerlead" the crowd and "root" for the team,
Till the old gym echoes in every beam.
Ben, Otto, Rus, the chivalrous knights,
Norma and Peg, the conspicuous sprites,
Let's not forget that during their reign,
Sycamore worked hard to Win championship fame.
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First Row-Winifrcd Hasty, Dorothy Dunmore, Gertrude Gurldeu, Bernice Brunke fseutedj,
Second Row-Iuzuiitu Bruuke, Selma' Doyle, Maretta Foster, Sophia Greenawny, Louie Dooley.
Interclass Basketball Tournament
The preliminaries were held on March
13th and 14th. The Freshmen and Jun-
iors were the contestants of the iirst
game. The Freshmen displayed a fight-
ing spirit but were defeated by the score
of 34-9. Mary Jane Dutton was high
scorer for the Freshmen and Gertrude
Cudden for the Juniors.
The second game was between the
Sophomores and Seniors. The Seniors
led throughout the game with the result
than once again the upper classrnen we1'e
victorious with the lop-sided score of 19-5.
Doris Coombs was high scorer for Sopho-
mores and Betty Love for the Seniors.
The final game was held on March 15,
between the two surviving teams, the Sen-
iors and Juniors. The teams proved to be
equally matched: consequently, the score
at the half was 6-6. With the score 14-14
the last few minutes saw both teams
fighting valiantly, but neither forged
ahead by many points. However, the
Juniors rallied with two baskets and the
Seniors with a basket from the free throw
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line making the final score 17-15 and
making the Juniors champions. Betty
Love was high scorer for Seniors and
Juanita Brunke for the Juniors.
A consolation game was played between
the Sophomores and Freshmen, The
Sophomores outplayed the Freshmen in
the iirst half but the Freshmen were on
par with the Sophomores in the second.
The Sophomores were triumphant with
the comfortable margin of 11-5. Alice
Fox was high scorer for Freshmen and
Doris Coombs for the Sophomores.
An A11 Tournament Team was selected
by the oiiicials, consisting of Mary Jane
Dutton, Centerg Betty Love, Juanita
Brunke, forwards. The guards were Mary
James, Bernice Brunke and Sophia Green-
Great interest was shown in the tourna-
ment by the student body and much credit
is due Miss Julian for her earnestness and
for the diligence which she employed in
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of Social Contact
'wlwt joy and happiness may be found
in the companionship of our shipmates!
fgriendship is the most inspiring thing in
the world. fliherefore, in your parties
and social gatherings, find poise and the
pleasure of goocl fellowship. Gultivate
an understanding heart, a courteous man-
ner, and a quick wit. you will discover
that the treasure of social contact is one
of the best to be found, and one that will
carry you far on your quest.
- 'we lcnow that you will not remember
all that was taught you in school, but we
relfgi 'hi s' gg also know that you ufill not forget your
many hne adventures in hzendshzp.
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First Row-Miss Paterson, Wilma Driscoll. Dorothy Parke, Sonhia Greenaway, Jane Anderson, Dorothy
Dunmore, Lois Johnson. Mary jane Dutton, Evelyn Carlson, Margaret Byers, Carolyn Hemenway.
Second Row-Nellie Greenzrway, Helen lliurcnm, Selma Doyle, Mziretta Foster, Esther Mae Nesbitt,
Aileen Foy, Louise hVZlt9l'll13ll, Corinne Swanson, Dorothea Murclen, Corn Niebergal, Marion Boyle,
Third Row--Mary Kathern Hart, Miriam Varty, Louise- Dooley, Norma Driscoll, Alice Fox, Betty Love,
Sally Fulton, Clarice Swanson, Mary James, Maurine Humphrey, Doris Lossman, Gene Harney.
H Here we are, the merry pep girls,
A And we make a lot of noise,
R Roaring, laughing, dancing, singing,
N Never do we fail our boys,
E Every game, we're on our toes,
Y Yelling to distract the foes.
P Patience, no-we have no patience,
A At 'em every blessed minute,
T Telling them to show no quarter
E Each to give his foe the limit.
R Rallying a weary player,
S Smiling often through our tears,
0 Onward, upward with the struggle,
N Never do we show our fears.
A All for one, and one for all,
I In the game with youthful vim,
L Little respite, little lagging,
E Each one there to help you win.
E Every minute in the fray,
N Not a chance for a rnisplay.
F Fare thee well, our gallant athletes,
. On the grid or floor next year,
You will find us with our cheers.
' MARETTA FOSTER
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First Row-Leona Bowen, Thelma Ross, XVinilrod Burcum, Gertrude Johnson,
Marsh, Lois Iolinson, Ruth McPherson, Nvlllllil. Tuestad, Lois Perry, Gert
rucle Cuclden, Virginia
Second .Row-Margaret Lawler, Louise Mueller, Harriet Crosier, Marian McCouaghic, Grace Tomlinson,
Wxnifrcd Hasty, Irene Snow, Anna O'Brien, Julia Van Dusen, Helen Nc-klzrsson, Imogene Wiltsie,
Isla Wall, Veronica Lalley, Isabel Chapman.
Third Row--Miss Paterson, Gwendolyn Aimone, Evelyn Elliott, Dorothy Smith, Grace Klexnmedson,
Edith Lind, Claribel McClenahz1n, Lyrla Neklasson, Kathryn Gray, Agnes Askelaud, Helen Mitchell,
Mary Westfield, Vera VVylde.
Fourth Row-Marcella Schneider, Lavina Petrie, Edytlie Anderson, Eleanor Peterson, Mabel Anderson,
Kathryn Feil, Muriel McClenalmn, Amy Richardson, Dorothy Ross, Evelyn Hertzell, Dorothy
Westfield, Maurine Humphrey.
Aclelphian Literary Society
President .......................... Isabel Chapman..
Vice-President ............ Muriel McC1enahan
Secretary and Treasurer.. Evelyn Hertzell
We have experienced an interesting sea-
son of educational programs. Miss Pater-
son has sponsored many of these enter-
tainments and we have enjoyed her lead-
ershipg she being our new sponsor suc-
ceeding Miss Ehrhardt, who resigned on
account of her many responsibilities With
Ones who were talented in various lines
such as: public speaking, music, art, etc.,
have had a chance to express themselves
in our past meetings. Among our many
and varied programs have been: A talk
by Dorothy Ross on the New Civic Opera
House in Chicago and an interesting sum-
mary of the Opera "Aida," by Verdi-
which commenced the society season in
President ................................ Kathryn Gray
Vice-President ............ Muriel McC1enahan
Secretary and Treasurer Mable Anderson
the City. Two well arranged debates have
been given this year. One being "Resolved
that Aeroplanes will be the Common Mode
of Travel in the Future," and the other,
"That a City Person Has More Advant-
ages than the Country Person." Mr. Lease
gave a very interesting summary of the
Among our many good times have been
a picnic in the early fall and later in the
season a sleighing party which was met
with much enthusiasm.
We Seniors who leave the society will
always remember the good times and the
literary benefits obtained from our four
years of membership.
AMY RICHARDSON, '30.
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First Row-Doris NVeIlaudcr, Dorothea Nurilcn, Clziricu Swanson. Jane Anderson, Dorothy Kebil,
Dorothy Dunmore, Elsie Jacobson, klriry June Dutton, Cm-olyn Hemenwzly, Corrinnc Swanson,
Evelyn Carlson, Ann Marshall.
Second Row-Jane Wetzcl, Luelln Wanser, Louise NV:iierman, Cora Neihergall, Miriain Varty, Selma
Doyle, Louise Dooley, Aileen Foy, Marian Boyle, Margaret Peterson, Miss Condon,
Third Row-Isabel lVIorrison, Esther Mae Nesbitt, Rose VVelancler, Juanita Brunke, VVi1mzi Driscoll,
Dora Francisco, Dorothy Parke, Norma Driscoll, Alice Fox, Margaret Byers, Mary Kzrtliern Hart.
Evangeline Literary Society
FIRST SEMESTER OFFICERS
President ......,.........,....,., Dorothy- Dunmore
Vice-President ....... .............. M ary James
Secretary ,,.,,..,.,,... .,.,,,.,..,.. A ileen Foy
Treasurer .......... .... N orma Driscoll
SECOND SEMESTER OFFICERS
One of the most active organizations in
the Sycamore High School, is the Evange-
line Literary Society, composed of forty-
five girls and sponsored by Miss Condon.
Due to the willingness of our talented
members and to the cooperation of those
Whom We have asked in from outside, We
have thoroughly enjoyed our programs
this year. One interesting event was a
talk on "My Experiences as a Nurse Dur-
ing the Warn by Mrs. Guy Morgan. An-
other was a lecture by Miss A. V. Hills on
"Stars and Heavenly Bodies."
An example of one of our programs is
Presldent ...........................,........ Mary James
Vice-President ....... .............. M iriam Varty
Secretary ......r....... .... D orothy Dunmore
Treasurer .......... ,.... L ouise Waterman
Extinguished-A reading by Veronica
Current Events-Carolyn Hemenway.
K talk on New Orleans-Miss Keeler.
On November 15, 1929, a dance was en-
joyed by the members and their guests in
our gymnasium which was beautifully dec-
orated. The day before Christmas vaca-
tion a delightful party was given to the
Under the leadership of our loved spon-
sor, Miss Condon, we, the girls of the so-
ciety, feel that this has been one of the
,, as follows: most successful years in the history of o11r
. Fleurette-A reading by Louise Water- society.
man. DOROTHY DUNMORE, '31
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First Row-Rachel Montgomery, Dora Francisco, Pearl Montgomery, Ruth McPherson, Juanita Brunke,
Gertrude Johnson, Dorothy Dunmore, Aileen Foy, Evelyn Hertzell, XVilma Tuestad, Miss Keeler.
Second Row-Norma Driseroll, Helen Neklasson, Wilma Driscoll, Dorothy Ross, Kathryn Feil, Lois
I 1 Perry, Rose Welancler, Elsie Swanson, Marian McConaghie, Marian Boyle.
flnrd Row-Grace Tomlinson, Guyla Gray, Luella Wanser, Bernice Brunke, James Boyle, Donald
Read,.LeRoy Olson, Clifford Binder, Dorothy Smith, Hzrrrielt Crosier, Marie Ollson, Mary James.
Fourth Row-John Waterman, Bill Faissler, Woodrow Lindstrom, John Ovitz, Edward Barrow, Ray-
mond Petrie, Clifford Teach, Junior Quinn, Wesley Lindstrom.
Mathematics C lub
William Faissler ......,.,....,,.,i,.,,,,,,,,,,.,.,,4,,,,,,,,A,,,,,,, President
Kathryn Feil ,.,. ,,.... V ice-President
Junior Quinn ...... ,,,,,,,,,,,. T reasurer
John Ovitz ........,.,.......................,.,,....,....,.........,.... Secretary
Clifford Teach .............,...,,,,................. Sergeant-at-Arms
One of the largest and most popular or-
ganizations of the Sycamore High School
is the Mathematics Club. This club was
organized for the purpose of furthering
and promoting interest in mathematics
among the students of S. C. H. S.
In order to be eligible to the club an in-
dividual must be completing his or her
second year in mathematics with an aver-
age of UC". A president must have two
years of "math" with an average of "B",
Now, in its fourth year, the club has
reached a membership of forty-six mem-
bers, all interested in mathematical puz-
zles and games and showing their var-
ious talents in our p1'0g'I'a.l'I1S.
Committees were chosen to assist Miss
Keeler, our club advisor in preparation
for programs. An entertainment, typical
of the club, consisted of a "math" history,
puzzles, plays, musical numbers, an im-
promptu speech, or talk given by an out-
side speaker. Last, but not least, came
the refreshments which were usually
apples, candy bars, or Eskimo pies.
Much credit must be given to Miss
Keeler, who has made the club so success-
ful this year by her splendid cooperation
in helping to plan the programs and often
entertaining us with her "math" puzzles
KATHRYN GRAY, '30.
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First Row--Mr. Powers. John VVate1'man, Robert Maeser, Monroe Stark, John Ovitz, George Dutton,
Arthur Court, James Boyle.
Second Row-Ioc McCon:igl1ie. Henry Pzwke, VVoodrow Linrlstrom, Gilbert Bocleen, Eugene Bock,
Stanley Jorgensen, Max Mabel, Ray Ulery, Howard Lanzrn, LeRoy Sweclburg.
Third Row-George Hettrick, James Morgan, Everett Swanson, Donald Holmes, Ladimir Moudry,
William Faisslcr, Roy Carlson, Donald Molancler, Sam Mabel.
Sycolu C lub
John Waterman .........,...,....................l..,,..,,.,,,,.,., President
Arthur Court ......................,.....,................... Vice-President
William Faissler , ...,,,....,. ,,,...... S ecretary and Treasurer
The Sycohi consisting of twenty-four
boy members held its first meeting of the
school year on September 18th. The meet-
ing was conducted by the oiiicers elected
at the close of last year's school term.
Mr. R. W. Terrell, who had sponsored
the Boy's Club in the past turned over this
duty to Mr. Powers, our new faculty mem-
ber. Our loss of Mr. Terrell was a gain
for the Agriculture Club, recently organ-
ized by Mr. Terrell. We regretted that it
was impossible for Mr. Terrell to stay with
us because of this new work but we were
happy to accept the sponsorship of Mr.
Powers. Mr. Powers is liked by all for his
genial and pleasing manners and for the
interest he shows in our progress and in
his work. By reason of his previous expe-
rience in sponsoring a boy's club, he is
well qualified to guide our destinies.
The program committee composed of
James Morgan, LeRoy Swedburg, Arthur
Court, and Everett Sheley, has kept up
the spirit and pep of each meeting
throughout the year. Their arrangement
of interesting programs has been excel-
The Club took an active part in the
Carnival and by arranging and conduct-
ing an exceedingly funny side-show as-
sisted in making the Carnival a financial
and social success. A great deal of time
was spent in promoting debates on cur-
rent subjects, such as, "Resolved, That the
Chain Stores are a Detriment to a City,"
and "Resolved, That Lindbergh has Done
More Toward Advancing Science than has
Commander Byrd." Much unusual ora-
torical talent has been developed in this
The present school year will soon be
over and yet we are already looking for-
ward to another successful and interest-
LADIMIR MOUDRY, '31.
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FRESHMEN SCIENCE CLUB
First Rowf-Geraldine Birkner, Nellie Greenawzry, Mary Racltich, Iola Orth, Virginia. Bleifuss, Viola
Sclilellf, Gladys Swanson, Ruth Roblee, Mary llegley, Helen Bufzzell, Florence Milledge, Mary
Wetzel, Miriam Edwards.
Second Row-Mr. Gipson, James Beckler, Ralph Geithman, Bernard Bodeen, Louie Lindsay, LeRoy
Barth, Helen Burcum, Ella Shzraclc, Allen Campbell, Robert Stearns, Otto B. Hammersmith, Harry
Carlson, Cecil Caldwell.
Third Row-Russell Carlson, Burton Binghzun, Robert Meyers, Carl Kellman, John Dooley, William
Gardner, Ralph Wilkinson, John Connolly, John Stroberg, Wayne Tomlinson, Walter Wilson.
Fourth Row-Junior Maynard, Leslie Pierson, William McLean, Ralph Lindstrom, Donald Burkart,
Bruce Smith, Leonard Magnuson, Francis Michaelson, Charles Lindberg, Blair Stark, Lafayette
The Science Club
Helen Burcum .,.....................,..........,..........,.......... President
Nellie Greenaway .....
Robert Stearns ,..,..,,.,,........ .....
Secretary and Treasurer
The Edison Science Club under the di-
rection of Mr. Gipson, our faithful and
helpful sponsor, has spent a very interest-
ing and successful year. The success of
the club is also due to the officers who
have cooperated splendidly and done
much for its progress.
The program usually consisted of talks,
music, and jokes. Various problems of
much interest to members were brought
up at different times and discussed.
The club met every second and fourth
Monday of the month and each meeting
was very interesting.
Through the kindness of the Illinois
Northern Utilities Company of DeKalb,
the club was allowed to make a very in-
teresting and educational trip through
their extensive plant on March second.
We were shown the diiferent processes by
which gas is manufactured for use in De-
Kalb and Sycamore. Mr. Gipson accom-
panied the club and helped to explain
some of the numerous processes.
On the night of April twelfth, the club
enjoyed an excellent party at the High
School. The members were entertained
with cards and dancing. Delightful re-
freshments were served.
The club is greatly indebted to Mr. Gip-
son for his faithful service in planning
the programs and assisting with the party.
The members feel that the work of the
club has aided them in scientific work and
has greatly increased their knowledge
along these lines.
BRUCE SMITH, '33.
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First Row-Everett Sheley, Ladimir Moudry, Edward Barrow, Owen Resch, Edward Boies, George
Dutton, James Morgan, James Boyle, Arthur Court, Donald Burkart
Second Row-Lx-:Roy Swcdburg, Russell Carlson, Richard Meier, LeRoy Olson, Blair Stark, Martin
Kenyon, Marshall Lee, Charles Scott, Robert Birkner, Lalayette Williams, Ronald Brooke, Donald
Third Row--NVilliam Warren, Carlyle Firkins, Francis Michaelson, Roy Carlson, Monroe Stark, Donald
Holmes, Russell Fruit, Donald Molander, Donald Read, Eugene Bock, Henry Parke, George Dean.
Boys' Glee Club
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen
of the radio audience. This is station S.
C. H. S., owned and operated by the Boys'
Glee Club, broadcasting its regular Tues-
day mid-morning program at 10:15. Be-
fore starting the musical program, per-
haps our listeners should be informed re-
garding the objectives of the Boys' Glee
It consists of 35 boys in the Sycamore
Community High School who are interest-
ed in music and in voice culture. At the
beginning of each chorus period definite
vocalizing exercises have been practiced
to teach correct use of the voice. The
boys have entered earnestly into this part
of the work and the glee club is better for
Early in the school year the club organ-
ized and met at noon, but later we were
Boies, O. Resch, and A. Court. This being
the year when an operetta was to be pre-
sented, little time was given to special
The operetta this year was one of the
most diftlcult ever put on, but under the
efficient and patient leadership of Miss
Wollensak, the boys' and girls' glee clubs
combined and made it successful. Our
singing at Baccalaureate was also com-
mended by many. Our accompanists this
year have been Kathryn Fell and Charles
And now with most of the time having
been taken up, We will close our forty-five
minute period with a song by the boys,
after which we will ask you to stand by for
the next program.
Don't forget to tune in next Thursday
at 10:15 and hear another of these musi-
'gi allotted the time during the activities cal programs by the Boys' Glee Club. This
at 0 period on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:15. is Station S. C. H. S. signing off and the
elf, , A student board of control was organized announcer is
consisting of E. Sheley, L. Moudry, E. WILLIAM CBILLJ WARREN,
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First Row-Leona Bowen, Amy Richardson, Irene Snow, Mildred Lecky, Dora Francisco, Lois Johnson,
Edith Lind, Evelyn Carlson, Mary I. Dutton, Corinne Swanson, Guyla Gray, Lois Nelson.
Second Row-Rhoda: Klexnmemlson, Mary K. Hart, Miriam Varty, Geraldine Birkner, Lola Lindstrom,
Jane Anderson, Luella Wnnser, Elsie Swanson, Irene Marshall, Alice Fox, Norma Driscoll, Louise
Waterman, Aileen Foy, Rose Stoler, Helen Buzzell, Isla Wall.
Third Row-Ruth Maryon Carlson, Lola Gustafson, Carolyn Hemenwmy, Ila May Pahaly, Agnes
Askeland, Betty. Love. Sally Fulton, Dorothy Parke, Marcella Schneider, Anne Marshall, Claribel
McClenalian, Winitred Hasty, Mzrry Jane Quist.
Fourtli Row-Evelyn McPherson, Ella Nelson, Dorothy Ross, Kathryn Feil, Mabel Anderson, Lydia
Neklasson, Ixathryn Gray, Kathryn Mihhm, Wilma Tuestacl, Edith Lindstrom.
Every Tuesday and Friday afternoon,
the crew of the Treasure Searching ship
"Sycamore Community High School"
would hear strange noises emitting from
the main deck of the ship. After several
weeks of these unusual occurrences an in-
vestigation was made by the curious crew.
The investigators started, the noises were
faint, but as they drew nearer and nearer
to the Assembly, they increased in volume
till they were almost deafening. Many of
the group became frightened and fled, but
the brave ones mustered all their courage,
and with a rush, opened the door and
stepped on deck. Before them stood the
gathered and were singing lustily.
This ship's chorus, sometimes better
known as the Girls' Glee Club, meet twice
a Week at three thirty sharp in the As-
sembly for the purpose of promoting in-
terest in singing among the girls of the
crew. The music captain, Florence Wol-
lensak, is our leader in this big undertak-
ing and without her careful, patient
training, there would be no glee clubs, in
the High School. She devotes hours of
her time to us, and we, the members of
the Glee Club, wish to thank her for her
untiring attention and her helpfulness to
cause of the noises they had heard. Over It is the custom of the ship's chorus to gg
one hundred of the girls of the crew were present, every two years, an' Operetta as X95
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First Row-Doris NVr:llamler, Jessie Lee, Lucille Johnson, Elrlorzi Hall. Violzr Schleif, Helen Hudson,
Miss Wollensak. Dorothea Murslen, Gertrude Cuzlclen, .Elsie Smith, Clarice Swanson, Cora
Second Row-Mattie Lee. Wiiiifrey, Grace Tomlinson, Louise Dooley, Louise Mueller, Isabel Morrison,
Margaret Brooke, Marie- Olson, Margaret Peterson, Doris Lossmain, Maurine Humphrey, Mary
J. Coles, Veronica Lalley.
Third Row-Edith Clark, llflargaret Cliffe, Lois Fothergill, Marettn Foster, Marion Boyle, Clara Moore,
Grace Klemmendson, Margaret Byers, Miriam Edwards, Kathryn Bogenriel, Mary Lee Simons,
Dorothy Croons, Anna Jeffries,
Fourth Row-Charlotte West, Mary Poole, Selma Doyle, Anna O'Brieni. Julia Van Dusen, Eleanor
Peterson, Elsie Jacobson, VVi1ma Driscoll, Mary james, Esther Mae Nesbitt, Ross Vllelander,
Evelyn Hertzell, Thelma Ross.
a bit of diversion from the treasure seek-
ing, and as a demonstration of Miss Wol-
lensak's fine training. This year several
clever, good Operettas were placed before
us, and the job of choosing one was very
diiiicult. However, "Once in a Blue Moon"
was iinally decided upon. Immediately
we began our work upon it. The en-
thusiasm Was very great, and the chorus
cooperated heartily. The cast was soon
chosen, and seven girls were given parts.
As the time for the Operetta drew near,
we practiced more than twice a week.
Every member of the Glee Club takes part
in the many choruses. At last, after
months of practicing, the Operetta was
After the chorus had presented the
Operetta, we began work on songs for
Baccalaureate and Commencement, for
one of the ships in search of treasure, was
nearing its goals, and it was necessary for
the chorus to help celebrate the end of the
This year has proved both a happy and
successful one for the Girls' Glee Club.
Some of our members will leave us when
they find their treasure, but the rest of
us, who are still seeking and have not
reached our goal, are looking forward to
more happy years in the Girls' Glee Club,
and we are hoping that Miss Wollensak
will continue to be our helper.
' presented April 4, 1930. LOUISE WATERMAN, '31l
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First Row-Charles Linmlberg, Cecil Caldwell, llilly VVells, Jimmie Heckler. Donald Ulery, Ray Harris
Otis Potter, Eugene Bock.
Second Row-Neil Rose, John Emerson, Viola Schleif, Ethel Lune, Aileen Foy, Miss Wollcnsak, Kathryn
Feil, Helene Emerson, Muriel McClenahzrn, Gene Harney, Louise Mueller, Edith Lind,
Third Row-Lafayette Williams, Carlyle Firkins, Robert Birkner, Leslie Benson, Floyd Loptien, LeRoy
Olson, James Morgan, Donald Holmes, Anna O'l3rien, Ralph NVate1'ma'n, Ray Ulery, Bruce Smith,
Elmer Bowers, Arthur Court.
The orchestra is supervised by our own
Miss Wollensak, assisted by Miss Fink-
beiner. We started working the iirst of
the year with a more or less extensive
knowledge of orchestra work, but after
Miss Wollensak had had us in hand for
about a month we began to show signs of
great improvement, especially in that of
attention and immediate response to her
instructions. We have all Worked hard
and have thus worked up a repertoire
from which we may choose, for any oc-
casion, at a moment's notice.
Besides our work on odd pieces of music
we have worked up the music finstrumen-
tall for our operetta, "Once in a Blue
Moon" which is one of the most difhcult
music productions that our school has
drama tourney held at the Community
Center, for the Senior Class Play, and for
Commencement and Baccalaureate.
It gives several of our members a feeling
of regret to realize that they can never
again play the Senior Processional as they
have for the last three years, but we must
all move on and make room for others.
There will be others as industrious. Miss
Finkbeiner is training students in the in-
tricacies of violin playing, while Miss Wol-
lensak is training a class in wind instru-
ments and drums. Thus We seniors leave
with the assurance that our orchestra will
continue giving the good service that it
has always been known to give.
We wish, before we leave, to thank Miss
Wollensak for the wonderful help and in-
ever attempted. Outside of the music for . t. h h b ,U . ll ,K
the operetta we have furnished music for Zillzigogurs yiarsaif vsgfk uid: lfglflslca y gif
several of our assemblies, and several ban- '
quets. We also played for the three day MURIEL MCCLENAHAN, '30. -' 'al
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Seated-Everett Sheley. Mary James, Mildred Lccky, Lzidimir Moudry, Sally Fulton, Edward Barrow,
Standing-VVillin1n Russell, XVilliam VVzrrrcn, Betty Love, XVilma Driscoll, Donald Molzuulcr, Dorothy
Parke, Louise XVatcruiau, Edward Boies, Owen Resell,
"Once In cz Blue Moon"
"Once in a Blue Moon" was presented
by members of the High School Boys' and
Girls' Glee Club and the High School Or-
chestra at the Sycamore Community Cen-
ter, April fourth under the direction of
Miss Florence Wollensak.
The plot is swift, scintillating, and de-
lightfully enthralling. Bob Harrington is
expected after an absence of four years,
to return to the home of his foster aunt,
Mrs. Montgomery, and his boyhood sweet-
heart, Sylvia. Having fallen in love with
another girl at college, he sends his best
friend, George Taylor, who closely re-
sembles him, as a substitute to a week-end
party that Mrs. Montgomery is giving.
Two unexpected guests arrive-burglary
occurs - complications arise - George is
suspected. Out of this dramatic situation
a very satisfactory ending evolves.
The prologue was an exquisite picture
enhanced by lovely singing. Sally Fulton
was charming as the 'Lady of the Moon",
and she sang her solos delightfully.
Mildred Lecky and Ladimir Moudry,
playing the romantic leads, enchanted the
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audience with their line acting and beauti-
Mary James, a gracious matron, was very
fine, while Dorothy Parke gave a spark-
ling portrayal as her modern daughter.
Betty Love was highly amusing as a widow
ecstatic in sorrow. Wilma Driscoll was a
sweetly sophisticated young lady, and
Louise Waterman was a chic French maid.
Donald Molander pleased with his fine
singing as did William Russell. Everett
Sheley skillfully portrayed a Chinese
character. Edward Barrow and Monroe
Stark were excellent in diiiicult character-
izations. Edward Boies as a detective, and
Owen Resch asapoliceman, were well cast.
"The Blue Taxi" chorus was perhaps the
most outstanding of the many fine
choruses, also "The Blue Moon" chorus is
not easily to be forgotten because of its
vocal and visual loveliness. The chorus
work was unusually goodg while the cos-
tumes, dances, scenery and lighting were
all that could be desired. "Once in a Blue
Moon" was a huge success, and deserved-
LOIS JOHNSON, '30.
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Firstisow-Marshall Lee, Roy Carlson, Russell Fruit, Mr, Terrell, Ronald King, Harvey Marsh, Lester
Second Row-joe Mefjonagliie, Merle Robinson, Raymond Benson, Howard Lanan, Donald O'Brien,
LeRoy Olson, Burton Bingham, Lawrence Elliott, Walter Wilson
Third Row-Carlyle Firkins, Henry Carlson, Stanley Jorgensen, Robert Scott, George Vosburgh, Frank
Lalley, Charles Scott, Ralph Wilkinson
The Future Farmers of America
Donald O'Brien ..... ,........ ...............,..,. P r esident
Raymond Benson ..,,, ....,.........,.,...,. V ice-President
Howard Lanan ....... Secretary and Treasurer
Robert Scott ....................
In the early part of the school year,
1929-30, the boys of the two agricultural
classes of the Sycamore High School, un-
der the guidance of our instructor, Mr.
Terrell, decided to organize a local chap-
ter of the Future Farme1's of America,
which is a national organization. We se-
cured a Charter from the State Oiiicers
and our organization was complete.
Our bi-weekly programs have been suc-
cessful and entertaining. Mr. Lease and
County Superintendent of Schools, Mr.
Hubbard, gave talks at two of these meet-
ings. The club also has held several night
this meeting several of the boys gave
short talks on their agriculture projects.
Also a lantern-slide lecture on the "Con-
trol of European Corn Borer" was given
by LeRoy Carlson, assisted by Harvey
Marsh. The second meeting was held on
the night of April 11, 1930. Six of the
boys gave a short play entitled, "Hiram's
Pay Day". The Purina Company also put
on a demonstration show to advertise
Purina Feeds for Chickens. Both meet-
ings drew a good attendance, mostly from
The success of these programs put on
meetings in the High School Assembly to by the club has been due largely to our gf?
which the public was invited. The nrst of Sponsor, Mr. Terrell.
these was held on October 24, 1929. At CHARLES SCOTT, '31,
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First Row-Dorothea Murden, Claribel Mcillcnahan, Mildred Leaky, Eleanor Peterson, Vadna Marsh,
Dorothy Dunmore, Lois johnson, Isabel Chapman, Virginia Nelson, Gertrude Cuclden, Thelma
Ross, 'Evelyn McPherson, Aim Mzrrshall.
Second Row-Miss Julian, Margaret Lawler, Mildred Lamblcin, Geraldine Birkner, Margaret Cliffc,
Isabel Morrison, Mary K, I-Iart, Juanita Brunke, Vera XVylcle, Sophia Greenawxy, Gene Harney,
ilL4rian Mcfonaghic, Agnes Shaaclc, Dorothy VVe1ls, Margaret Peterson, Betty Love.
Third Row-Virginia Bleifuss, Kathryn Bogenriei, Winifred Hasty, Doris Coombs, Grace Kleminendson,
Louise Dooley, Miriam Varty, Selina Doyle, Maretta Foster, Sally Fulton, Dorothy Parke, Helen
Burcum, Nellie Grccnaway, Muriel Lewis, Marion Boyle.
Fourth Row-Dorothy Ross, Esther Mae Nesbitt, Clarice Swanson, Alice Fox, Cora Niehergall, Louise
Waterman, Corinne Swanson, Ella Ne-lsen, Doris Marsh, VVinifred Burcnin, Carolyn Hemenway,
Mary Jane Dutton, Margaret Byers, Evelyn Carlson, Bernice Brunke. .
Girls' Athletic Association
Gene Harney ...... ............................ P resident
Dorothy Parke ......l..............................,.,....,. Vice President
Mary James ....,........................... Secretary and Treasurer
Miss J ulian-Sponsor .
The objects of the Association are to
stimulate interest in Gir1's Athletic and
Gymnastics and to instill into the minds
of the members the highest ideals of
health and sportsmanship.
Nineteen-thirty, was the third year of
the League's existence in our school. Club
meetings were held every month on Wed-
nesday mornings. Many interesting pro-
grams were planned by our active presi-
dent, Gene Harney and her co-worker,
A point system instituted by Miss Julian
and later transposed into that of the
training rules was essential to obtain any
On March 24, a basket shooting contest
was held composed of one-half of the
girls out for basketball. The results were
then telegraphed to Miss Knapp, presi-
dent of the organization.
Fifteen girls under the direction of
Winifred Burcum organized a swimming
class. Classes were held every Wednes-
day afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00. Many
benefits were derived from these weekly
gatherings and they were greatly enjoyed
by all present.
,. League enabled the girls to win awards, This year has been an unusually suc-
" such as letters, stars, League awards, the cessful and satisfactory one and all the
Elf- highest state awards. These points may girls realize the credit goes to Miss Juilan
' 3 " be acquired by constant attendance at for her knowledge of athletics, plus her
I volley ball, basket ball, or baseball prac- patience and untiring efforts.
' is tice. Sixteen weeks of strict adherence to JUANITA BRUNKE, l31.
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This picture had to be in, so we tried to
tuck it in the very least noticeable place.
If you have missed this-we congratulate
The Hrst two members standing are the
Honorable Owen A. 'Resch and Ladimir
Moudry. We must let you in on the joke
-the book they are so interested in is a.
fourth year Latin text. Owen with his
striking pose is the boy whose delight is
using those big Words you find in the
sport section. He insisted his copy go in
just as he wrote it-we humbly offer our
apologies. Laddie, poor fellow, is to be
next year's Business Manager.
The two pensive misses next are Thelma
Ross and Isabel Chapman-our Typists.
For any mistakes in spelling in this book
-please see them.
Bruzzie Waterman, standing so im-
portantly in the middle of the row, is sup-
posed to be Business Manager for this
year. How we have escaped bankruptcy
so far will always be a mystery to us.
Please meet E. I. Boies, Jr.-Our-may
we call him-a "Humorist"?
The lad at Ed's left is Ev Sheley-our
Snap Editor. Most of his time is spent
telling us that he does more Work than
anyone else on the board, which we have
to admit is true.
The last of the row is Lois Johnson, the
girl who has made you sea-sick looking at
those dizzy waves she drew.
afraid you might not see her and insisted
on sitting on the table. Please excuse her.
The next is our editor, Sally Fulton,
whom we would like you to see but she is
hanging her head in proper shame.
Betty Love is the thoughtful member
with much hair. We are glad you can
see her ears, anyway. She was our liter-
ary editor and really wrote some good
stuff until she got tired of the work and
used an appendicitis operation as an ex-
cuse to escape.
The lady sitting in our midst is our ad-
visor-the real hard boiled member of the
board. Her job is to run up and down
steps after us to try to get us to work.
The prim maid struggling at the type-
writer is Wilma Driscoll, Miss Love's as-
sistant. Much to Mr. Hunt's delight she
scatters her ink blots freely about the
Dorothy Parke is the little girl looking
at her picture book. She also dabs at the
canvas and helps with the snapshots.
Louise Waterman is the last member to
be discussed. The fact that she is the
sister of the Business Manager has greatly
hampered the progress of the board. Fully
one-half our time was spent trying to
settle the differences between the two.
Louise, by the way, intends to put out the
"Oracle" for you next year.
And now the truth is out-as soon as
the books are published we all intend to
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The Freshman Party
ABOUT twenty minutes after seven on
October twenty-fifth, Nineteen Hun-
dred and Twenty-nine, a parade of
witches, goblins, ghosts, and gypsies walk-
ed in the direction of the Sycamore High
School. Why? Well, because the night
so long awaited had arrived. The Fresh-
man party was on.
We entered the door to the gymnasium
-but lo-gone was the ordinary room. In
its place was a true autumn scene, with
its corn stalks, pumpkins in all 'Hallo-
We had hardly revived from this sur-
prise when we were ushered into the
"Bughouse"-from which issued forth un-
earthly shrieks, and yells, made by the
ghosts and goblins which inhabited it.
Not many of us stayed there very long be-
cause we were too frightened. We soon
lost our fright in the joys of ducking for
apples and having our fortunes told. -
Ella Nelson and Russell Carlson re-
ceived prizes for having the prettiest cos-
tumes. Claribel McClenahan and Otto
Hammersmith were awarded the prizes for
having the funniest costumes.. The worst
of it was that poor Otto had no mask on
at all. W
Later we danced-mostly on pumpkin
seeds, cornstalks, etc. The music was fur-
nished by "Carrots" and his "Blue Moon
During intermission, refreshments-
punch, sandwiches,,and eskimo pies-were
served to the hungry crowd.
After having what Freshmen call a
"scrumptious" time, the same parade
started out together but soon branched
out into several directions on their home-
ward way. All thought the party had
been perfect and that Miss Reinhart had
certainly done her best to make it so.
VERONICA LALLEY, .'33.
The Q. A. A. Party T .
"Make Me a. Kid Again Justfor Tonight"
ON FRIDAY, November 1, time did turn
backward in his flight and made all
the members of the G. A. A. "kids again
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The high school fairly vibrated with
cries of "Mamma," and "I want a penny."
We blew soap bubbles: we jumped ropeg
we played jacks: we cried and we pouted.
Hair ribbons bobbed around on the heads
of girls who, that very afternoon, had been
the most sophisticated and digniiied Sen-
iors. Stately former Juniors ran around
with suckers in their mouths. Intelligent
Sophomores cried when they couldn't
have their own way and knowing Fresh-
men pouted in the corners.
Miss "Margie" Julian made everybody
laugh 'cause she almost cried when a soap
bubble burst in her face.
We tried to dance but everyone was
hungry, so we went to the cooking room
and there the concluding crisis took place
for we betrayed ourselves by our appe-
tites. They showed full well that we were
far beyond the tender age of six or there-
It was getting very late, almost ten
o'clock, and as many of us still feared the
"Boogie Man" we thought it best to call
our mothers and have "Nursie" come after
us. A few of the boldest ones ventured
home alone but most of us departed under
the kind and watchful eye of an older
MARION BOYLE, '31.
Science Club Party
ON SATURDAY night, April 13th, the
Science Club held its annual party in
the High School gymnasium. The gym-
nasium was very prettily decorated with
purple and gold streamers and posters.
The members, with their invited guests,
arrived around seven-thirty. They en-
joyed playing various card games includ-
ing "Bunce" for the first part of the even-
ing. A special section of the gymnasium
was reserved for those who wished to con-
tinue playing cards, but the rest of the
floor was later occupied by the merry
dancers. Music was furnished by a Ma-
jestic Racliola, donated by Drayton's.
MARGARET PETERSON, '33.
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N DECEMBER 14, 1929, about two hun-
dred students and Alumni gathered at
the High School to celebrate the annual
Sophomore Christmas Party.
The Gymnasium, which was beautiful-
ly decorated as a snow scene, was the re-
sult of much patient work by Miss Jordan,
our sponsor, and members of the class.
The Orchestra platform, which was oc-
cupied by sailors from DeKalb, was marked
off by red and white streamers. Contrary
to the usual custom, the party was held in
the evening making the affair more suc-
After dancing a short time, Santa Claus,
accompanied by the Snow Queen, entered.
Santa Claus presented certain members of
the class with small gifts. During the
Grand March, which followed the pre-
sentation of the gifts, everyone received a
very cleverly made favor. These were
made by the Sophomore girls. The boys'
quartet favored us with some Christmas
carols. Punch was served throughout the
evening by the Snow Queen.
After the party, everyone left with the
conviction of having experienced the most
enjoyable Sophomore Party ever.
NORMA DRISCOLL, '32.
The Adelphian Sleigh Ride
N A CLEAR moon-lit evening in Jan-
uary, approximately flfty girls of the
Adelphian Society gathered for their an-
nual sleigh ride. A country road is the
way of the open sleigh! Gleaming under
its cover of snow, the highway rolled out
like a diamond besprinkled ribbon behind
us. Those who elected to sit on the sled
attached to the sleigh were more often
than not, plentifully deluged with the icy
crystals. Those of us who stayed closely
packed together in the sleigh, found that
the popcorn balls, eaten on our way, had
left their traces everywhere too.
After reaching Five Points, we decided
that we had better turn back. Fire was
foremost in our minds-and eats, too.
My, how the hot chocolate, hot dogs, and
cookies did disappear. It was reported
that those who made the greater mileage
on foot fit being our driver, Mr. McPher-
son's little joke to make the horses gallop
just as a little group decided to walk for
a whilel consumed the greater quantity
Miss Ehrhardt, our last year's sponsor,
was guest of honor. She did her best to
keep Winifred Hasty laughing, and Ger-
trude Cudden warm.
We, who are Seniors, regret that we will
have few opportunities to enjoy the Adel-
phian's good times in the future, but we
will never forget our good times of the
past. We also wish to thank our new ad-
visor, Miss Paterson, for her kind help-
fulness and for her thought in suggesting
this sleigh ride.
ISABEL CHAPMAN, '30.
The Pep Club Dance
THE PEP Club, which consists of a num-
ber of peppy and enthusiastic girls,
very delightfully entertained the members
of the Basket Ball and Football teams,
March 30, 1930. Dancing and cards Were
the outstanding features of entertainment.
Music was furnished by a Victor Ortho-
phonic from Wetzel Bros.', to whom we
are very grateful.
About 10:30, everybody marched up to
the Sewing Room, which was beautifully
decorated in purple and gold colors.
There were three long tables-the center
being especially reserved for the Basket
Ball fellows and their partners. Delicious
refreshments were served, the first course
consisting of sandwiches, pickles and hot
chocolateg the second, of ice cream and
During the second course, a large two-
layer cake covered with lighted candles,
was brought in and placed before Ed
Boies-in honor of his birthday. This was
a surprise to all of us, as well as to Ed,
who welcomed it as a very pleasant sur-
The party was considered a huge success
by all who were present and we wish to
thank Miss Paterson, who is at the head of
the Pep Club, for her splendid coopera-
tion which made the party the success
that it was.
WILMA DRISCOLL, '30,
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ATURDAYY May third, nineteen hun- or conversation in the lobby of the hotel.
dr-ed and thirty, the Juniors entertain-
ed the Seniors and the faculty in the spa-
cious rooms of the Fargo Hotel. The
reception committee, Miss Hulbert, our
sponsor, Donald Molander, our President,
and Ruth Maryon Carlson received the
guests in a very cordial manner.
Finally the greatly anticipated banquet
was announcedg and when everyone had
found their assigned places, they noticed
the beautiful and sweetly scented apple
blossoms which decorated the room. The
dinner consisted of three courses, very
well served by a group of Sophomore and
Freshmen girls. Original favors were
given to everyone.
After the banquet, our president, also
toastmaster, heartily and graciously re-
ceived the Seniors and wished them suc-
cess as they leave us. In behalf of the
Seniors, Everett Sheley spoke of their re-
gret in leaving our school so greatly en-
joyed in cooperation with us Juniors. It
was agreed. he said, that this was the best
Junior-Senior Reception they had ever at-
tended-as Seniors. According to the
laughter that rang out from six-thirty till
twelve, eve1'yone enjoyed themselves.
At first, Donald Holmes, accompanied
by Aileen Foy at the piano, favored us
with two trumpet solos-"I Love a Little
Cottage" and "One Fleeting Hour." Fol-
lowing this, Marion Boyle gave a very in-
teresting reading entitled "It Couldn't Be
Done," which was very profitable especial-
ly to the Seniors. The double quartet
whose members are Robert Birkner, Ever-
ett Sheley, Ladimir Moudry, Donald
Holmes, George Dutton, Donald Molan-
der, George Dean, and Owen Resch, sang
"Deep River", and "The Green Apple."
Kathryn Feil was the pianist. The last
number was a serious and humorous talk,
"Sense and Nonsense" by our principal,
Miss Amrine. I am sure everyone profited
by her words.
After this delightful program, all re-
tired to wait for the dance to begin or to
The grand march as the third dance
was led by Donald Molancler and Ruth
At twelve, the joyful crowd bid good
night and left, mourning perhaps,
never again would they assemble in their
JANE 'WETZEL, l3l.
The Evangeline Dance
THE Evangeline Literary Society held its
annual dance Friday, November 19th,
in the High School Gymnasium. It hap-
pened that this was the week intervening
between the Foot Ball and Basketball sea-
sons, therefore we were allowed the pleas-
ure of inviting boys from the teams.
The party began about 8:00 o'clock. The
gym was very beautifully decorated in
autumn colors-tan, orange
There were several chairs
lamps which added much to the comfort
and to the appearanc-e of the Gym.
Music was furnished by a selected or-
chestra consisting of Kathryn Feil, "Sleepy"
Holmes, Neil ,Rose, Junior Quinn and
Floyd Loptien. Their services' were great-
Delicious punch was served to all during
Everyone who was present had an en-
joyable time, thanks to our capable ad-
visor, Miss Condon, who always does a
great deal in making our parties a success.
VVILMA DRISCOLL, '3O.
The Board Banquet
MUCH curiosity has been aroused, as
we are trying to finish our Writeups,
about the mysterious green tubes with
which our Home Economics teacher, Miss
Paterson, has been playing this last two
weeks. We have discovered the Secret--
Board Banquet-May 14. Won't those
tubes look pretty when filled with spring
iloWers?. All plans for the program are
not yet co-mplete but we hear that there is
to be a three course dinner. The faculty
- play some game at cards. "Wyman's are starting to eat sparingly now for they
.,,V Aces" furnished the music. In a short know the treat in store for them. Exhi-
4': 3 3 time the dancers, some of them alumni, bitions of work done in the Manual Train-
fs were gliding over the floor in 1'ythm to the ing, Sewing, Art, and Science Classes, a1'e
-D sweet music. Those who didn't wish to also planned.
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THE EVENING of Saturday, February
the eighth, in the year one thousand
nine hundred and thirty, was a Gala night
for the students of Sycohig for it was the
eagerly anticipated date which had been
set for the annual Sycohi Carnival.
At eight o'clock the crowd was admit-
ted to the assembly, where the main pro-
gram of the evening was to be held, A
reading, "Courting Under Diflicultiesj' re-
cited by a talented newcomer, Wayne
Sheffel, was the first of the many enter-
taining and humorous numbers on the
program. Donald Molander and Eugene
Bock presented several harmonica selec-
tions, and Eugene played a few numbers
on his "squeeze box". "Sue's Message", a
short play given by William Warren, Max
Mabel, and Robert Birkner, was followed
by a tap dance ,"Ach Du Lieber Augustine",
in which Phoebe Love and Dorothy Smith
took part. Other numbers of the pro-
gram were as follows: A play, "W0man's
Way", presented by Sally Fulton, Ladimir
Moudry, Everett Sheley, Donald Molander,
and Miriam Vartyg Hawaiian guitar duet
by Amy Richardson and Evelyn Hertzellg
reading, "Setting the Hen", by Harriet
Crosierg play f?b, "The Romans", by
Bruzz Waterman, Ed Boies, Art Court,
Bob Maeser and Everett Sheley: tap dance
by Jean and Barbara Enghg and last and
most important, the crowning of the king
and queen, who proved to be Everett
Sheley and Dorothy Parke.
There was a short intermission between
the completion of this program and the
basketball game, during which many ob-
tained refreshments at the Junior tea
room while others enjoyed the club stunts,
The gym was soon filled with interested
spectators. The Heavies ran away from
the Lights in the first half, and in the
third quarter Mr. Shrout gave next year's
prospects the chance to "do their stuff".
This they did, holding the Lights to a
lone basket. The Heavies took the floor
at the fourth quarter, and the game end-
ed with the score 26-4 in favor of the
GENE HARNEY, '32.
i The Oracle Stunt
THE CURTAIN rose upon three sleepers
-our Editor, Business Manager, and
Office Dog CHumor Editorb. Their slum-
bers were soon disturbed by the ringing
of an alarm clock. "Wake up and get to
work", was the cry of the two: the Dog
slept on. The work began, Sub-Editors
were called in and each -.assigned his par-
ticular duty. They soon came back with
tales of tragedy. No Write-ups, No Money!
Was the Oracle to be a flop after all? No,
not with such a Staff of workers.
Each editor was called in again and new
assignments were made. Things began to
progress. Our Joke Editor, Ed. Boies,
read some of his prize copy. Betty Love
our Literary Editor, had unearthed the
true story of the Parker Wedding. Her
reading was punctured by shrieks of
laughter. "Pill" Driscoll read her assign-
ment "The Faculty Bridge Parties", which
gave us the inside "dope" on some myster-
ious happenings. The typists began
thumping the keys, and everything seemed
to be going fine when in came Laddie, our
assistant Business Manager. He had been
able to get only one subscription. Our
Business Manager overcome by this, faint-
ed dead away only to be revived by a lib-
eral deluge of water given by the Office
Dog who nobly arose to the occasion.
Even then John's first thought was that
he was a fish for he began swimming. In
the meantime Laddie had begun to count
his money-only 31.49. Where was that
other penny? What should be done? Ah,
we were saved by the donation of some
kind friend in the audience! How to get
more money? Was there ever such a
quandry? When Lo! in walked a green
little Freshie, who asked, "Er- Er- Er-
Does anybody know- Where ah- to get
subscriptions for the Oracle?" That was
enough! We leaped for him but were
stopped in our tracks when we learned
that he had been out getting subscriptions.
He held up a check for 3999.99 as proof.
Among us all, only our Oflice Dog had
presence of mind to grasp the check be-
fore it could vanish.
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A. A. Play Day
N SATURDAY, November 2, 1929, eight
girls chosen from the three upper
classes of Sycamore High School went to
DeKalb to compete with other schools in
Play Day. The chosen girls were: Dorothy
Wells, Muriel Lewis, Sophomoresg Ger-
trude Cudden, Dorothy Dunmore, Wini-
fred Burcum, Juniors, Betty Love, Sally
Fulton, Isabel Chapman, Seniors. Our de-
voted instructor, Miss Julian, also accomp-
Twelve high schools, including Syca-
more, were represented at this meet.
Upon arriving at DeKalb Normal, and
after paying a small entrance fee, We
were presented with numbers and ribbons.
We were placed on one of two teams, the
red or blue. The purpose of selecting
teams is to eliminate any school prejudi-
ces. The two teams competed in such
games as: Tennis, Hockey, Volley Ball,
Horseshoe Pitching, Base Ball, Relay Races
and various other games. The games were
continued throughout the morning and
shortly before noon they were finished.
All girls then assembled in the gym and
the winning team was announced and
This Play Day was similar to one held at
Wheaton the previous year. It is a great
deal of fun to attend the meets and meet
friends who have also participated in
other Play Days. Throughout the day we
were delightfully entertained. Everyone
looks forward with enviable hope of be-
ing chosen to attend the next Play Day.
V, WINIFRED BURCUM, '31.
We Go to Europe
,HIS is a year of Eastward M grations.
Af number of Sycamore's faculty,
Miss Reinhart, Miss Keeler, Miss Jordan,
Miss Adams and Miss Ehrhardt, are plan-
ning to be among those who take flight.
We expect to hear some interesting talks
next year, for never before has the Old
Wo1'ld's program presented so many things
The five teachers mentioned can be
heard asking each other-f'Did you get your
Visas?"-"Weren't those passport pictures
awful?" etc. Miss Keeler is going to Eng-
land with a friend and may spend most
of her time there. Miss Reinhart is go-
ing part of the way with the "Briscoe
Tours", but is planning to go through
Italy, Switzerland, France, England and
Scotland alone. Having been in Europe
last summer, she is planning her trip to
include the places of interest she did not
see then. She is sailing on the "La
Grasse", from New York, June 10.
The tours of Miss Jordan, Miss Adams,
and Miss Ehrhardt, cover somewhat the
same territory. Miss Adams and Miss Jor-
dan include Naples, and the Amaliii drive,
while Miss Ehrha1'dt includes Scotland.
Miss Adams and Miss Jordan leave from
New York on the S. S. Olympic, June 203
Miss Ehrhardt leaves from Montreal, June
25, on the Canadian Pacific Steamship.
"Montclare', bound for Cherbourg, France.
From Cherbourg her tour goes to Paris,
and then by way of Lyons and Marseilles,
to Nice and Monte Carlo. Following along
the famous Corinche Road, the French
and Italian Riveria it goes to Genoa and
Pisa to Rc-me. 1Pity those poor history
students of the futurelh From Rome it
goes to Florence, Venice and Milan and
cn up to Lugano: then up to Lucerne and
from there to Munich which is the start-
ing point for the trip to Oberarnmergau,
where the marvelous Passion Play is given.
From Oberammergau, it goes to Hei-
delberg the famous German University
town. and from there by way of the Rhine,
to Cologne. From Cologne it goes to
"The Hague", to- Brussels and to Ostend.
From Ostend it crosses to Dover, England.
Some time is spent in London and in the
Shakespeare Country, and then the tour
goes on to Edinburgh. On the way from
Edinburgh to Glasgow, it goes through
the famous "Trossach Country", immortal-
ized by Scott. The Ship "S. S. Melita" is
boarded at Glasgow, and sets sail for the
westward passage, stopping long enough
at the harbor of Belfast, so the Green of
Ireland can be seen.
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We Go to Dundee
ART IS one of the most fascinating
studies in which one can indulge. One
can use art in every way. Although we
do not realize it, we are continually using
art and being surrounded by art.
On November 4, 1929, both Art classes
and our instructor, Miss Miner, visited the
Haeger Pottery Mills at Dundee. We were
delayed a short time at the mills for we
had to wait for a guide to show us through
the mills. When the guides came, the
classes were divided into two groups so it
would be possible for every one to see and
We were taken to the molding room
first. There we were shown some of the
plaster of paris casts. Moist clay is put
into molds and left there for many hours
to dry. As we ascended a flight of stairs,
we witnessed the action of the jigger
wheel, which with the combined action of
a ladle, forms the pottery perfectly. The
smaller pottery is formed by another jig-
ger wheel and without the use of the ladle.
Our guide informed us that here no two
pieces of pottery were ever made alike.
Descending the stairs, we were shown
the largest kilns in which the pottery is
Iired. Firing is done consistently because
thousands of dollars are required each
time the kilns are started. The factory is
very modernly equipped. The new kilns
are constructed of steel, though some of
the old brick kilns are still used.
Watching them paint the pottery was
very interesting. This is done after the
pottery has come from the kilns. Leav-
ing the construction rooms, we entered the
room in which defective pottery is sold.
Here we received more information about
the pottery made. We discovered that the
most popular piece for sale is "The Rain
Barrel." Most of us could not resist buy-
ing something to take home. Carefully
guarding our treasures, we climbed into
the bus and started for home. We all felt
that the day had been well spent.
WINIFRED BURCUM, '31.
UNDER the competent leadership of
Mrs. Parker and Miss Keeler, twenty-
eight students of English IV journeyed to
Chicago to see the Shakespearian tragedy,
Hamlet, produced by Fritz Lieber and his
distinguished group of players. This pro-
duction took place in the New Civic Opera
Building and we were fortunate not only
in witnessing the play but also seeing the
theater which, in the future, is to be used
as the home of Shakespearian plays.
We had dinner at the popular Henrici's
and arrived at the theater about a half
hour before the curtain rose. Everyone
admired the color scheme and the mod-
ernistic art used throughout the theater.
The presentation of a Shakespearian
play is very much different from a modern
play. There was no music between acts,
but the scenes were changed with great
rapidity. The scenery used in the' play, it
was interesting to note, was modernistic
and the stage designers were trying to
portray to the audience the effect of a
certain scene, rather than making it ap-
pear too realistic. The whole presentation
was very much different, than one would
expect from this type of 'play, but never-
theless every one felt greatly repaid for
EVELYN HERTZELL, '30.
A Trip to the Stock Show
N DECEMBER 3, 1929, the Agriculture
Classes of the High School and our
instructor, Mr. Terrell, went to Chicago in
a bus to see the International Livestock
Exposition. We had also decided to take
the first half of the day in visiting the
International Harvester Tractor Plant and
the Swift's Packing House. We all agreed
that our time was well spent in doing so.
At noon we left the Packing House and
went to the Stock Yard Inn Where we ate
our dinner. The place was small and
crowded with people, but we managed to
get through without much trouble or
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" Show, which was the main object of our
trip. Here we spent the afternoon and
evening in looking the Show over. The
Exposition was like any large fair, except
that particular emphasis was placed on
livestock. We saw animals from all parts
of the United States and Canada and even
some from Europe, the Show being an
international affair. During the after-
noon they held a Grand Parade of all the
horses and cattle, in the big Arena. We
stayed to the night show, which is almost
a circus in itself, until nearly eleven
o'clock, after which we went back to the
bus for our trip back home. Most of us
were back at school the next morning even
if we did not get home until the wee
small hours in the morning.
CHARLES SCOTT, '31.
ECEMBER 2, 1929, found our party of
twenty-eight Juniors and their chap-
erones, Miss Adams, Miss Jordan, Miss
Paterson, and Miss Hulbert, waiting eag-
erly for school to dismiss so that we
could start on our trip to Chicago to see
"Macbeth" Regardless of disagreeably
cold and snowy Weather, We enjoyed the
bus trip very much. Soon after eating
dinner at the "Terrace Gardens," we were
taken to the Civic Theatre to see Fritz
Lieber's production of this play. -
Fritz Leiber, who played the part of
Macbeth and who was also the director, is
probably one of the best Shakespearian
actors of the present time. Modernistic
scenery was used tliroughout the play.
The costuming, which was accurately
done, was in keeping with the historical
period. The play was enjoyed by every-
After Waiting a short time for the bus,
we started home, and everyone agreed
that we had had a very enjoyable and in-
JUNIOR QUINN, '3l.
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VERY early on Wednesday morning, the
day before Spring Vacation, several
travelers could be seen wandering up and
down the main wharf of Sycamore. Al-
though it was raining steadily, everyone
seemed to be in the best of humor and
ready for a long days trip. The boat, "The
Bus," was an hour late and immediately
the passengers embarked, and it sailed out
of the harbor, toward Chicago. Cards and
music were offered as entertainment, mak-
ing the ride seem short indeed.
We landed at "The Garfield Park Con-
servatory." The Art and Biology students
together viewed the beautiful arrangement
of the flowers and plants. Rather reluc-
tantly we left the conservatory and chug-
ged our way over to Lincoln Park. We
visited the most interesting bird and ani-
mal houses. As soon as we had all boa1'd-
ed "The Bus", the dinner gong rang and
we rushed to "The Stevens Room" for din-
After a pleasant luncheon we left for
the "Art Institute." Here we saw many
beautiful paintings and objects ofinterest. '
Our only regret was. that we did not have
more time to Wander through the lovely
rooms. The "Field Museum" was our next
stop. Here we separated and explored to
our hearts content. From the Museum we
journeyed over to Marshall Field and
Company and spent an hour exploring its
mysteries. W. L. S. was our next station.
After lunch at the Sherman Hotel, we set
out for the Chicago Theatre.
At nine thirty we all boarded "The Bus"
and sailed home, arriving at twelve o'clock.
Our two Captains, Miss Miner and Mr.
Terrell, aided in making it a most enjoy-
able trip and one to be remembered.
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Tdhat is more wonderful than the
attainment of a goal? Seniors, as you
steer the ship into the Qfarlvor of Grad-
uation-you have realized the frst step
in the search of the treasure. CG'he
?C'arbor represents four years of work
-it is a fulfillment of your dreams.
?But it is not a permanent resting place.
your search for .Success will carry you
much further upon the sea.
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reached be the most precious memory
always-your frst dream become real.
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Senior Class Officers
VERETT SI-IELEY-"Ev" ROBERT VV. MAESER-"Bob"
Class President 43 Glee Club 3, 43 Operetta -lg
Sycohi 43 Oracle Board 3, 43 Football 3, 43
Basketball 2, 3, 43 Track 2, 3, 45
Future: Art Work.
Here he is, folks-"Ev,' the president of our
class. li you think he looks ferocious here-
you should see him on the basketball H0012
He spreads his arms out full sail and glares
at his opponent with no kindly eye. But-no
kidding-he's great, whether.on the basket-
ball Hoor, on the track, or here in school,
CAnd didn't he make some Carnival King?D
He really can "deliver the goods" when it
comes to Art, and we wish him all the success
in the world., By the way, "Ev," don't let
too many of these girls wear your ring.
Class Treasurer 43 Glee Club 43 Math' Club 2,
3, 43 Opcretta 43 Basketball 2.
"Behold this child of Nature's law,
Pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw."
Here is the boy whom all teachers love-at
least three nights a week you can find him
after school hours just "talking things over"
with his instructors. On account of his talents
and capacity for dramatizing ne has entered
all activities of this sort outside Cand insidej
the class room. His rendition oi 'The Short-
ing of Dan McGrew" is really very stirring-
Secretziry of Class -lp Sycohi 2, 3, 43 Basket-
ball 2, 3, 43 Football 2, 3, 45 Track 1, 2, 3, 4.
Yes, this is "Bob," our secretary. "Bob" is
at peach of an athlete and we predict a: rosy
future for him. Don't ever let your sense ol
humor disappear. "Bob's" life has been made
miserable by those beautiful ringlets you see
on his crown. Don't worry about that "Bohn
Mthink what's under it 'lor a whilel' We
cannot resist ending with this quotation for
you, "I would outstare the strongest eyes that
looked, outbrave the heart most daring on
thc earth, to win thee, lady!" I-Iere's hoping
you do win-even to the fair lady.
Vice President 43 Honor Rollg Glee Club 2, 3,
43 Operetta 2, 43 Math Club 2, 3, 41 G. A. A.
2, 3, 43 Adelphian 1, 23 Evangeline 43 Basket-
ball 1, 2, 3, 43 Pep Club 4.
Future-University of Illinois.
Mary is the reliable sort of a person in whom
one feels confidence, She is our vice-presi-
dent. Mary is never heard to talk too much
but she's always there at the proper time to
put over something pretty wise. Everybody!
friend is Mary-and besides, she has been in-
terested and taken part in the most important
activities in school. To look at her you
could never guess that she's gone "buggy,"
could you? Well, she can be seen almost any
day gazing thoughtfully at seine moth perch-
Ed's a pile of fun mixed with one :I the most ed on her iinger or poring over the lonely
7l'ay generous of natures. I'Iere's to you! Dur't remains of zi. frog, she has just carefully dis-
Jlimee forget that we look to you to revolutionize sected. To make you happy, Mary, we all
,QQ Hollywood. wish you "Bigger and Better bugs!"
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And fair she is, if that mme eyes be
Glec Club 1, 2, 3, 4g Operetta 4: Adelphi-
n'n l, 2, 3, 4g Sec'y and Treas 3: Bas-
ketball lg Volley Ball 1.
Future: Business College.
"For he hath that within which pas-
"In equal scale weighing delight and
Sycohi Club 2, 3, -lg Football 3, Agri-
culture Club l.
Future: Architectural Drawing.
EDWARD I. BOIES-"Ed", "Pansy",
Truth, honor, humour and co1.irtesy.',
Glee Club 3, 4, Basketball 1, 2, 3, 49
Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Track 2, 3 4, Class
President 3, Math Club 49 Sycohi 2, 3,
Operetta 45 Oracle Board 4.
Future: University oi Illinois.
"Her kindness and her worth to spy,
You need but look into her eye."
G. A. A. 3: Adelphian l, 2, 3.
Future: Business College.
"This mau hath planted in his memory
An army of good words."
Glee Club 1, 2, 3g Sycohi 2: Operetta 23
Math Club 35 Football 3, 4, Debate
Future: Fisk University,
"A happy fate, a wholesome soul,
She has these gifts to win her goal."
l Honor Roll.
Adelphiau 1, 2. 33 Pres. of Adelphian 4,
, G. A. A. 2, 3, 4, Basketball, 2, 3. 43
Debate Team 3: Oracle Board 4.
i Future: Commercial Work.
' JAMES CLIFFE-"Jimmy"
"Try to argue if you can
I can beat most any man."
' Football 1, 3, 43 Basketball 3, 43 Boy's
1 Rebate glub 1, V. Pres. 2: Intersociety
, ezate .
.1 Future: Law.
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Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4: Glee Club 2, 3, 4:
Sycohi 2, 3, 4: V. Pres. of Sycohi 4:
Operetta 2, 4: Class Treas. 3: Football
3,4: Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4.
"He giveth every man his ear, but few
"A jolly and true happy fellow."
WILMA DRISCOLL-"Pill" ' MCH
"Ii she will, she will, you may depend .mu
on it, '-
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Honor Roll. "1
Glee Club 1, 2, 4: Operetta 2, 4: Oracle
Bozrrd 4: Math Club 3, 4 Pep Club 4: -
Evangeline 1, 2, 3, 4: G. A. A. 2, 3:
llasketlxall l, 2: Intersociety Debate 3.
Future: Not decided.
"She is never so happy as when she
she has a brush in hand and a paint
can by her side."
Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4: Glee Club l, 2:
Math Club 2: Oratzle Board 4.
Future: Art School. N
"He likes not lair terms and a villain's
Casper, Wyo., Football 1: Track 1: Cass,
Mich., Baseball 2: Football 2: Basket-
ball 2: Track 2: Varsity Club 2: Syca-
more, Football, 3, 4: Basketball 3, 4:
Track 3, 4
Future: Coaching. 4
"He has a ready good nature which
seems to make everyone a principle
person in his regard."
Athletic Mgr. 3: Sycohi 2, 3, 4: Math
Club 2, 3, 4: Football 4. Morrey High
School, Denver, Colorado, 1. u
Future: Not decided. 'lx'
'fWl'1El1CC thou dost pour upon the worlcl ii ii
a Hood of harmony." .
Honor Roll 'Q
Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Oneretta 2, 4: Glee '
Club 2, 3, 4: Math Clluh 2, 3: V. Pres.
' of Math Club 4: Evangeline lg Arlelph- l"'i1,"
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Glee Club l, 2, 3, 45 Operetta 2, 45
Bzrsketball 1, 2, 3, 45 Adelphian 1, 25
G. A, A 2, 3, 45 Pep Club 45 Oracle
Board 3, 4.
Future: University of Illinois.
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"Her modesty and graceful air
Shows l1er wise and good as she is fair."
' Honor Roll.
Glee Club 2,45 Operetta 2,45 Adelphian
i 35 Pres. of Adelphian 45 Math Club 3, 4.
l LINNEA GUSTAFSON
"There is a garden in her face
' Where roses and white lilies blow."
Gymn Exhibition 1, 3.
Future: Commercial work.
1 EVELYN G HERTZELI.
"She doeth little kindnesscs
, VVhich most leave undone or despise."
. ' Glee Club l, 2, 3, 45 Operetfa 2, 45
Math Club 45 Class Treas. 25 G. A. A.
35 Adelphian 1, 2, 3, 45 Pres. of Adelph-
Future: Commercial Work.
"Sigh no more, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever!"
Glee Club 45 Operetta 45 Basketball 1,
45 G, A. A, 25 Adelphian 1, 2, 3, 4.
Future: Business College.
GERTRUDE MAE JOHNSON
"Well shows her tall and stately mien,
That knowledge dwells with her serene."
G. A. A. 2, sg Math Club 2, 3, 45 Adelphi-
un 3, 45 Art Club 4.
Future: Business College.
LOIS VIVIAN JOHNSON
"Such heavenly figures from her pencil
So warm with blended light her colors
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Operetta 2, 45 Art
, Club President 45 V. Pres. of Class 35
, fep Club 45 Basketball 45 Oracle Board
Future: Acadmy ot' Fine Arts.
"She never did repent for doing good."
, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Operetta 2, 4.
,N R Future: Not decided.
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An arrow for the heart like a sweet
G. A. A. 3, 45 Volley Ball 3, 43 Glee
Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Operetta 2, 43 Adelphi-
an 1, 2, 3.
"A merry heart maketh a cheerful
Adelphian 1g Glee Club 3, 45 G. A.
39 Operetta 4.
Future: Business College.
"Neither to change, nor falter, nor
Math Club 2, 3, 45 Sycohi 2, 3, 4.
Future: Business College.
"Facts are stubborn things."
Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 43 Science Club
Sycohi 2, 3, 4.
"Arid many a youth fixed his eys upon
As the saint of his deepest devotions."
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 43 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 45
Operetta 2 4: G. A, A, 2, 3, 45 Adelphi-
an 1, 23 Pep Club 4, Oracle Board 4.
"1n1puls1ve, earnest, prompt to act,
And make her generous thought a fact." f.
G. A. A. 3, 43 Adelphian 1, 2, 3, 4.
"Her circle of friendship will ever grow
For she's the kind of girl it's well to
Glee Club 1, 2g Gymnasium Exhibition
"The mildest manners, and the gen-
Adeliihian 1, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club 1, 2, 35
1 G. . A. 3, 49 Gym Exhibition 1, 3:
Basketball 3, 4.
0 Future: Business College. ' f
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Aclelphian 13 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Oper-
etta 2, 4.
Future: Business College.
"He has great ability in knowing: how
to conceal his ability."
Basketball 2, 3, 4: Football 3, 4.
Future: Coaching School.
"Her scholarship is high'-
Sa is our estimate of her."
Aclelphian 1, 2, 3, 49 Math Club 23 Glee
Club lg Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 45 Intersocie-
ty Debate 35 Operctta 4.
Future: Music Course.
"This small live one-puts her worries
down in the bottom of her heart,
sits on the lid, and smiles."
G. A, A. 2, 3, 45 Evangeline l, 2: Glee
Club l, 2, 3, Adelphian 3, 43 Operetta
2, 45 Math Club 2, 3, 45 Basketball 2,
3, 43 Gym Exhibition 1, 3.
Future: Business College.
Y HELEN MITCHELL
"She was made for happy thoughts,
For playful wit and laughter."
Aclelphian 1, 2, 3, 43 Basketball 4.
Future: Art School.
"Her voice was ever gentle, soft, and
low,-an excellent thing in a wo-
.W Honor Roll.
"' Glee Club 25 Math Club 3, 45 Operetta 2.
JAMES MORGAN-"Alibi Jimmy"
"Let me play the clown."
Sycohi 2, 3, 4: Orchestra 2, 3, 43 Glee
Club 43 Football 2,
. Future: Law School.
- LYDIA NECKLASSON
"She lays the rough paths of peevish
' nature even.
And opens in each heart a little
Evangeline 3: Adelphian 45 Glee Club
1, 2, 3, 45 Operetta 4.
in Future: Business College.
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"He teases and laughs, jokes and ehaffs,
And for all the fun going is ready."
Sycohi 2. 3, 45 Glee Club 45 Operetta 45
Track 3, 4: Football 3, 4.
Future: Electrical Course.
"She is pretty to walk with
And witty to talk with
And pleasant too, to think on"
Aclelphian l, 2, 3, 4: Pres. Adelphian 22
Sec'y and Treas. Aclelphian lg Math Club
Future: Business College or Normal.
MONROE L. STARK-"Min" '
"The man who hlushes is not quite zr
Orchestra l, 2: Glee Cluh 3, 43 Oper-
etta 43 Sycohi 3, 4: Sec'y of Class 3:
Track 3: Football 3, 4: Basketball l, 2.
Future: University of Illinois 1
LE ROY C. SWEDBERG-"Lee" .-
"A fig for care, and a fig for woe, .
If l Cilllif pay, why I can owe." "
Basketball 3, Football 3, 4: Glee Club
2. 3, 4: Sycohi 3, -lg
JOHN VV. WATERMAN-"Buzz" "Wass"
"Presence of mind and courage in dis-
Are more than armies to procure suc-
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Football 3, 4, Ilasketlwall 2, 334, Track
2, 3, 4: Sycohi 2, 3, -lg Math Club 3, 4:
Oracle Board 3, 4.
Future: Not Decided.
"ln vain for faults of hers we pry, .
,Her nature is quiet, reserved and shy".
Adelphian 1, 2, 3, 4: Math Club 2, 3.
Future: Normal. ,
"Taking things as they come doesn't N
wear one out as fast as dodging
Orchestra 1, .lg Sycohi 3: Vice Pres.
Future: Course in Commerce M..
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"Though modest and gentle she izilcs ill
her own mind, ,,"".:
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She chased dull care away like cha ."
' Adelphian 3, 43 G. A A. 43 Basketball 4.
' Future: Acrobatic Dancing.
Q DOROTHY PARKE-"Doady,'
1 "I have no other but a woman's.re2rson
I think him so because I think him so."
Carnival Queen 43 Glee Club 2, 3, 43
Arlelphian 2, Evangeline 2, 3, 43 Oper'
etta 43 G. A. A. 2, 3, 43 Pep Club 43
Oracle Board 4.
Future: National Kindergarten College.
RAYMOND PETRIE-"Pete" .
' "He draweth out the thread of his ver-
bosity finer than the staple of his
Math Club 4.
"Reading maketh a wise man, confer-
ence a ready man, and writing an
Operetta 2, 43 Quartet 3, 43 Orchestra
1, Z, 33 Sycohi 2, 33 Math Club 23 De-
bate 33 Class Sec'y and Treas. 13 V.
Pres. 23 Athletic Mgr. 43 Oracle Board 4.
AMY B. RICHARDSON
"Shehll1as that charm, by sages often
Converting all she touches into gold."
Operetta 2, 43 Adelphian 1, 2, 3, 43 Glee
Club 1, 2, 3, 4.
Future: Art and Music Course.
"For him methinks the angel will
There is a balance on the credit side."
Football 3, 43 Basketball 3, 4.
TI-IELMA L, ROSS
"Her calm exterior did belie
The twinkle of humor in her eye."
Adelphian 1 2, 3, 43 V. Pres. of Adelphi-
an 3, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 43 G. A. A. 3 4,
Operetta 2, 43 Oracle Board 43 Gym
' Exhibition 1, 3.
Future: Kindergarten Teacher.
' DOROTHY M. ROSS
"Her graceful ease and sweetness void
' of pride,
Might hide her faults, if she had faults
Adelphian 1, 2, 3, 43 Sec'y and Treas. of
Adelphian 33 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 43 O er-
efta 2, 4: G. A. A. 2, 3, 43 Math Club 4.
' Future: Not decided.
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CLASS OF 1930
'kpresentafiife of cyflmbition, Enthusiasm
You, as a student group, have demonstrated that you possess certain
characteristics, that are essential to further progress. You have achieved
your first objective. It now becomes your responsibility to look ahead and,
more or less unaided, to carry the symbols of progress to a generation
eager for inspiration, leadership and knowledge. Let us consider some of
the characteristics that will tend to insure progress as well as to make it
both more pleasant and profitable.
The desire or ambition to succeed is of decided importance. When
fired with an ambition to succeed, disappointments become a mere incident.
Such a desire would never permit a defeat to become more than a tempor-
ary obstacle. Success does not necessarily mean an accumulation of ma-
terial goods. Progress is the result of a series of triumphs over those fac-
tors that have hindered our advance.
The characteristic of being ready when an opportunity comes is of
inestimable value. We should analyze our shortcomings and so educate
ourselves that those shortcomings will not be deterring factors in the road
toward future progress. Promotions come to those who are alert and
recognize their opportunities for greater service. You are ready for big-
ger things as soon as you prove that you can handle your present position
more efficiently than similar positions are customarily handled.
Progress is not made by those who have no enthusiasm for their work.
Techniques, devices and professional knowledge do not become alive and
vital until the spark of real enthusiasm is mixed with them. Enthusiasm
is the urge, the doer, of progress.
However, whether your progress is rapid and uninterrupted or a con-
tinuous struggle against ever recurring obstacles, I wish you to know that
your school and your faculty will follow your course with interest and
kindly sympathy. Your successes may serve as an inspiration to those
who are beginning the ascent and your difficulties will serve as danger
signals warning others of the necessity for more careful preparation.
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All Decisive Battles on our Four Year Voyage.
I. -Entrance Battle.
A. One hundred and eight freshmen do good work on the dumb line.
II. -Battle of Initiation. ,
B. Several "gobs'l recovered from Lake Horsetank.
Q13 Waters Chilly.
III.-Admiral and Pilot
elected for battles of coming year.
A. Pilot Reinhart to steer ship and Admiral Waterman to take charge.
Q13 Admiral Waterman much disgusted with female passengers but
IV. -Party on Board.
keeps them in control.
A. Faculty Inspectors on side-lines.
V. -"Final" Battle.
A. A few comrades lost overboard-unable to be recovered.
I. -All promoted.
II. -Election of new pilot and Admiral.
of pilot Reinhart and Admiral Waterman.
B. Pilot Condon and Admiral Wells chosen.
A. Boies and Waterman win honors.
IV.I-Iistoric Holiday party for retired sailors of our vessel
A. Admiral Wells welcomes those returned.
is much embarrassed.
I. -Election of Pilot Paterson and Commander Boies insures progressive year.
Boies found lacking in proper dignity. ,
II. -Basket-Ball contests.
A. Maveus, Boies, and Waterman gain first recognition.
B. All second honors carried off by classmates.
C. Sectional Defeat.
III.-Battle with Dollars.
A. Struggle to capture two hundred and fifty dollars.
Cal To give Seniors historical banquet.
Cal After long struggle two hundred and fifty dollars are at last
seized and put in captivity until time of use.
IV.-Battle of "'Junior Prom".
A. Most successful battle of year.
B. Mr. Lease st
V. -Exams Battle.
ruggles long for the existence of his red balloon.-
Lease finally overcome,
A. We are successful.
B. We catch glimpse of unexplored "Senior Sea" from mouth of "Junior Straits".
are anxious to set sail on its uncharted waters.
I. -Entire year spent in traversing "Senior Sea".
A. Pilot Parker
and Admiral Sheley in command.
B. For all important battles see map of course on opposite page.
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WE, THE CLASS of Nineteen Thirty,
of the Sycamore Community High
School, realizing that we are about to pass
from the domain of Sycohi, and being of
sound and disposing memory, do hereby
make, publish, and declare, this our last
will and testament, revoking thus all
former wills made at any time heretofore
First of all, we direct that our just debts
and funeral expenses be paid.
To the faculty as a whole we bequeath
our best wishes and thanks, realizing that
they have struggled long and hard to be
able to get rid of us in four years.
To the Junior Class We cheerfully be-
stow our Senior dignity, of which we have
made so much use in the past year, also
our famous English IV Book Reports and
To Miss Amrine we donate the time
she has spent with some of our lively
members with hopes that she will use it
well on our friends, the Juniors.
To the entire student body, we give the
beautiful inscriptions and carvings on the
The individual members of the Class
bequeath their personal possessions as
Mabel Anderson leaves her solemn and
serious mien to Wilma Tuestad.
Merrill Barnes leaves his promising po-
sition in the business world to Albert
Edward Barrow leaves his dramatic in-
terpretation of "The Shooting of Dan
McGrew" to Rachael Montgomery, and
his studious habits to Richard Lind.
Gilbert Bodeen leaves his Swedish
brogue to Sam Mabel.
Edward Boies leaves his efficiency in
French translations to Jane Wetzel, and
his "line" and personality to George Dut-
Andrin Cain bequeaths her claim to
"Joiner" to Marcella Schneider.
Sanford Caldwell leaves his conspicuous
ties to Marshall Lee. You'll be a real
sheik now, Marshall! He also leaves his
wonderful "vo ca bu lary" to Lester Har-
ris. Lillian will appreciate it!
Isabel Chapman bequeaths her red pen-
cil to Winifred Hasty. She'd probably get
it in the end anyway. She also bequeaths
her sunny disposition to Charlotte West.
James Cliffe leaves his debating ability
to Joe McConaghie.
Arthur Court bequeaths his 200 pounds,
Cwe haven't found out the late data on
thisl to Jack Maveus, and his power to
play the violin even while Rome is burn-
ing, to Ralph Shellito.
Earl Daily leaves his 1924 bicycle to
Laddie Moudry. You won't get foot-sore
Wilma Driscoll leaves her airs of "The
Grande Madame" to Cora Neibergall.
Helene Emerson leaves her famous
frontspiece to be preserved in the archives
of the school, also her interest in the clan
of Campbell to no one.
Eddie Eustace leaves his Saturday night
calls to DeKalb to Wesley Lindstrom.
Don't stay out as late as Eddie, "Wes,'.
Bill Faissler leaves his efficiency in
spelling to Brune Dunmore, and his ar-
dent interest in women to Laurence El-
Kaye Feil bequeaths her brilliancy to
Carolyn Hemenway. You'll be on the all
"A" honor roll now, Carolyn. Kaye's
power to pound the ivories she leaves to
Sally Fulton leaves her cosmetics to
Violet Scott, her position as the Editor-
in-Chief of the Oracle to Louise Water-
man. You're doomed anyway, Louise!
Kathryn Gray leaves her angelic looks
and sweet disposition to Doris Coombs.
Her interest in 'Holand' she prefers to
Linnea Gustafson leaves her love for the
wild life to Leona Bowen. '
Evelyn Hertzell bequeaths her ability to
strum on the guitar to Agnes Schaak and
her hairpins to Winifred Burcum.
Maurine Humphrey leaves her book on
"How I Keep My Girlish Figure" to Helen
Mary James leaves her native Wit to
John Ovitz. You can express yourself
now in fewer words, John.
Gertrude Johnson leaves her appeal to
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the Lindstrom family to her sister. Good Dorothy Parke leaves her "Hart" in
luck, Grace. Rhode Island with the request that it be Q12
Lois Johnson leaves her dancing skill
to Bertha Vancleburg.
Rhoda Klemmedson leaves her ai1' of
aloofness to Louise Mueller.
Mildred Lecky leaves her good fortune
in getting an every day ride to school with
a Crosley salesman to Lois Perry.
Edith Lindstrom leaves her steady boy
friend to Evelyn Elliott.
Woodrow Lindstrom leaves his Ford
truck to the Manual Training Class. They
will use it anyway.
Floyd Loptien leaves his ability to cross
to the oil station for candy in a split sec-
ond to Ralph Geithman.
Betty Love leaves her gum and candy
wrappers to Esther Mae Nesbittg her abil-
ity to get an ardent admirer and faithful
servant to Geraldine Birknerg her ap-
pendix she leaves to the hospital to be
preserved for perpetuity.
Doris Marsh bequeaths one biscuit to be
kept in a glass case in the Cooking room.
fWe hope she's as good a cook as her
Florence Marsh leaves her modesty and
quiet gentleness to Norma Driscoll.
Robert Maeser leaves his ability to col-
lect black eyes to Sam Mabel. CDid he
really get them playing basket ball?7
Vadna Marsh leaves her basket ball
training to Elsie Swanson.
Irene Marshall leaves her giggles to
Ruth Maryon Carlson.
The sincere friendship existing between
Juanita Brunke and Orrin Maveus is re-
luctantly left to Marion Boyle and Ward
Muriel McClenahan leaves her freckles
to Junior Quinn. A few more won't hurt
Marion McConaghie leaves her No. 3's to
Punk Henigan. Here's hoping it will help
Punk's means of locomotion on the bas-
ket ball fioor next year.
Helen Mitchell leaves her many dates
to Edith Anderson.
Pearl Montgomery leaves her loud voice
to "Mug" Byers.
James Morgan leaves his alibis to James
Boyle, although Jimmy Boyle has done
well so far himself.
Lydia Neklasson leaves her winning
personality to Miriam Varty.
Virginia Nelson leaves her beautiful
-curls to Louise Waterman.
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argue on any subject to Henry Parke.
Owen Resch leaves his Way with the
Women to Carl Nelson and his enormous
strides to Margaret Peterson.
Amy Richardson leaves her Hawaiian
guitar to Howard Lanan.
"Dooney" Rogers leaves his "b1a1'ney"
and smiling Irish eyes to Rose Stoler.
Dorothy Ross leaves her position at the
Sweet Shoppe to Bernice Brunke.
Thelma Ross leaves her musical talent
to Selma Doyle.
Bill Russell leaves his ability to croon
mountain ballads to Ladimir Moudry and
his daily fits of wrath in typing to Rose
Everett Sheley leaves his suspenders to
Dorothy Wells. His davenports on DeKalb
Ave., and Alma Street he leaves to who
knows? He will make a later will in re-
gard to the disposition of his ring. It is
lost at the present moment.
Dorothy Smith leaves her Sport Model
Rickenbacker to George Dutton. Her
yearning for Elmer Bowers she decides to
Monroe Stark also refuses to part with
his interest in "Love".
LeRoy Swedburg leaves his Jack-O
Lantern grin to Frank Lalley.
John Waterman leaves his ability to ar-
rive to school at 7:30 to Robert Scott.
John, too, decided to keep his "Vampish
Tendencies". KWitness Cleo!!
Mary Westfield leaves her quiet de-
meanor to Dora Francisco.
Gordon Wetzel's good looks, fine clothes
and "Beau Brummeln appearance are left
to Robert Birkner.
Vera Wylde's place on the "A" honor
roll is left to Louise Dooley.
Doris Knipp leaves her immaculate ap-
pearance to Grace Tomlinson.
As Executor of this, our last Will and
testament, we appoint Squire Kendall
THE SENIOR CLASS OF 1930.
Ima Dumbegg Cattorney behind the bars.D
Ima K. Rook.
Signed, sealed, and published by us on
this 3d day of May, 1930.
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'J FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1940.
Have started our round-the world voy-
age. All omens point to an exciting trip,
for the strangest of circumstances brought
us in contact with a few of our old class-
mates today. We were speeding around
a corner in little old New York and just
had time to catch a glimpse of a figiue
in not very immaculate white, sitting de-
jectedly on the curb stone. It was our
friend John Waterman! He had achieved
his ambition-that of being a "white
wing" in a big city. We waved frantically
but discovered to our disappointment that
he was fast asleep. He had probably been
his usual twenty minutes late to work be-
sides! Then, when we alighted at the
docks, we perceived a familiar shock of
red hair nodding vigorously to the tune
of "Come, you Sinners!" while one hand
rang a small bell, and the other beat an
old drum. Bill Faissler-of all people!
Yes, it was he, devoutly supporting the
Salvation Army with his lusty voice. He
looked entrancing in his bonnet and cape.
However, the most alarming thing in all
our day's experience happened when we
were putting out to sea. As we were gaz-
ing at the skyline for a last look, we dis-
covered a person on the top of the Statue
of Liberty violently waving a bandanna
handkerchief. Using our binoculars, We
discovered that the figure was none other
than that of Edward Eustace, perched on
the top of a slender pole, evidently much
at home. Having inquired, we have
learned that he has sat there six weeks
in an attempt to pass the former record
of Gilbert Bodeen, the present champion
flag-pole sitter. We wept a few proper
tears for all they have contributed to
humanity since they have graduated from
our revered seat of learning.
SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 1940:
Aboard the S. S. SycoHia for our trip.
Found state-room very comfortable. Sud-
denly, without any preliminaries, our door
burst open and in walked someone, com-
pletely hidden under two immense trunks
which were dumped unceremoniously be-
fore us. From under them, Marion Mc-
Conaghie, Chief-Stewardess, rose to her
full, imposing height. We learned from her
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that Lydia Neklasson, Vadna Marsh, and
Dorothy Smith were on the Vessel bound
for Abyssinia to excavate the bones of the
"Queen of Sheba". At nine, we went
down to dance. An old, familiar, and well-
known grin greeted us from the leader of
the jazz orch-estra and despite the black
make-up, we recognized Art Court! Two
mo1'e members of this Orchestra proved to
be Muriel McClenahan and Kathryn Fell.
MONDAY, JUNE 15, 1940:
Wonderful Scandinavia! And whom do
you suppose we discovered here-a "Sven-
ska Poikaf, none other than our Lee Swed-
burg, who spends most of his time yodel-
ing as he tends his goats on the mountain
side. On our way to Stockholm we stop-
ped at a farm house to get some Bak-fish
and to our surprise were greeted by Lin-
nea Gustafson-plump and prosperous.
Arrived in Stockholm at six o'c1ock, went
to a famous Lutheran Church and listened
to Rhoda Klemmedson and Gertrude
Johnson singing lustily in the choir. Were
informed that Madame Lecky had been
studying voice here, but had recently giv-
en up her career for some mysterious Mr.
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 1940:
Left lovely England today. The chan-
nel was very choppy. As we were leaning
over the rail mot from desire, I assure
you but from sheer necessity!D we caught
sight of a small tug in the distance. Com-
ing along side we heard a band apparently
playing for the amusement of a hiunan
being paddling feebly around in the water.
To our very great surprise, through all the
grease we recognized Monroe Stark, who,
having conquered his dislike of water, was
apparently attempting to swim the chan-
nel. We couldn't decide which would be
the victor-Min or the Channel!
FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 1940:
Have been in Paris six days. Busy
every minute. Today we visited the fam-
ous studios of Mitchell and Emerson. Just
arrived home from an evening spent at
the Comedie Francaise. The "Harmony
Twisters" Dorothy and Thelma Ross sang
the latest blue songs, and among the
sparkling chorus, we were able to dis-
tinguish Irene Marshall, Edith Lindstrom,
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Florence Marsh and Mabel Anderson. How
changed some of those dignined Seniors
are now. Forgot to mention that we met
Mary Westfield this mornng. We discov-
ered her in Pacquin's as a mannequin.
MONDAY, JUNE 29, 1940:
We are stopping in Czecho-Slovakia for
a time to study its entrancing language.
Went to the royal palace. While gazing
at the works of Art, we perceived some-
one hurrying along the corridor, taking
huge strides. We could not be mistaken-
that walk betrayed Owen Reschki. After
an hour's chat with this dictator of the
Country, we were both of the same opin-
ion-Owen has not changed in the least!
He still has that coy blush and still uses
those great, long words Cthat's what's
fooled the Czecksll His eflicient secretary,
Isabel Chapman, still carries with her a
nice, red pencil.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1940:
Explored Moscow today. Everywhere
huge placards bore the name of Raymond
Petriski-the new Soviet leader of the
Bolsheviks! That was too much for us-
we headed for Turkey!
SUNDAY, JULY 5, 1940:
In Constantinople at last! The trip
from Russia was terrific. As soon as we
got into Turkey, we began to hear rumors
that the famous Pasha Orrin Maveus. had
just selected another wife for his harem.
O! for the life of a Turk-O Man!
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 1940:
On board the Mediterranean steamer
today, we discovered Earl Daily. Learned
that he was going on a pilgrimage to
Mecca having learned from T. E. Laur-
ence that it was possible to do so on a
Cairo! Going through the native quar-
ter, we were attracted by the music issuing
from the bazaar. We wandered in that
direction and came upon a native dance
in progress. In dark-skinned beauties we
recognized, to our amazement, Doris Knipp
and Kathryn Mihm, and in the skillful
wielders of the tom-toms, Amy Richard-
son and Evelyn Hertzell. Next came a
QQ snake-charmer and a contortionist, our
, old friends Bill Russell and Virginia Nel-
J' , Q son.
Sf. -1 WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 1940:
Gee! That trip through Suez was hot!
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in the sands of the desert discovered
Lawrence Rogers writing religious disser-
tations which will convert the world, he
tells us. He has lived the life of a hermit
for ten whole years.
MONDAY, JULY 20, 1940:
In the heart of Africa-thrills and more
thrills! As we were passing down the
muddy waters of the Gungpago river, we
saw two figures moving stealthily about
in the thickets. When they stepped into
the clearing and saw us they stared with
unbelief. We finally recognized in them
our old classmates Mary James and Bob
Maeser. Bob's curly locks were trailing
down his back and he had developed a
wonderful, flowing beard. Bob soon ex-
plained that they were not dangerous but
he had spent ten years in search of the
elusive "Zoo-Zoo" bird and had, by chance
run across Mary, who had repaired to the
deepest jungles to await the growth of her
hair in private, and incidentally to find
the "Dadipulus" duck. They had found
instead, swinging from a branch of a tree,
eating bananas and throwing cocoa-nuts,
what had been hailed by scientists as "The
Missing Link." They had it caged and
sent to the Field Museum where it was
examined and discovered to be the long
lost Edward Boies.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1940:
Despite the bandits, we are here in
Hong-Kong. Visited the imperial univer-
sity and found Pearl Montgomery teach-
ing public speaking. She has become an
authority on "How to Project the Voice."
Coming from this institution, we were ac-
costed by a jinrikisha man, who, whin-
ingly asked us to hire him. We were going
to pass on but something in the appear-
ance of the Chinaman made us stop. It
was our old friend Ev Sheley. We got in-
to the rikisha and told him he might Hop
Hi, but not Sing Hi.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1940:
Reached Alaska at last. Made it our
base for an expedition to the North Pole.
Near the pole we found Sam Caldwell just
enjoying life in his igloo and eating whale
blubber with as much relish as he used
to eat Hershey bars in Sycohi. We also
met Woodrow Lindstromx now a high
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 19402
Passing Catalina today, we were aston-
ished to see James Morgan emerging from
a diver's suit. His power of speech having
failed him, he was obliged to dive for
pennies for a living. Tonight while read-
ing the "Los Angeles World," two pictures
jumped out of the page at us. One was
that of a dizzy blonde, whose name was
Dorothy La Fleur. This name meant
nothing to us, but the face was familiar.
Reading the article, we learned that this
was the former Dorothy Parke, who was
just divorcing her fifth husband because
he snored. The other face was very ser-
ious and thoughtful-a picture of our old
friend, Sally Fulton, now a famous bar-
rister, who had handled the case for Mrs.
La Fleur. They say that Sally has broken
up many a home. Some lawyer! The in-
side sheets of the paper gave a description
of the famous Doctor Love who people say
has succeeded in doing away with more
appendicitis cases than any other doctor
in the United States. We can remember
that even in High School, appendicitis
took her interest.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1940:
Here we are back in the States again!
Decided to spend a week in 'Frisco. Here
we found Floyd Loptien being displayed
as "The World's Fattest Man", at a beach
carnival. How these candy bars do add
the calories! We also learned that Wilma
Driscoll, the grand opera singer, Gordon
Wetzel, the great oil magnate, and Vera
Wylde, the renowned comedienne, lived
on the Barbary Coast. Plenty of atmos-
phere! While here we received the news
that Jimmy Cliffe and Maurine Hum-
phrey had just completed a record-break-
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1940:
Visited the Paramount studio to see the
famous Madame Lois Johnson at work on
her latest pictur-e "Melancholy Maidens."
Arrived at the most inopportune moment
-"The Great Johnson" had just been
much enraged because her body-guard,
Donald Dolder, had stepped on her train.
We barely had time to dodge a chair
which she heaved in his direction. Her
costumer, Doris Marsh, was trying to re-
strain her, but we decided to retreat in
haste. This event did not deter us from
visiting her former director in the asylum
near Pasadena-Edward Barrow, poor soul,
has lost his mind completely. We found
him at his favorite occupation, that of
shutting the door connecting his two
rooms and poking a huge bunch of straws
through the key-hole, one by one, and
then going to the other side and repeat-
ing the process. Andrin Cain, the head
nurse of the institution, informed us that
he was blissfully happy in this state but
if he 'were prohibited this pastime he
would weep inconsolably until his straws
were returned. i
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1940:
Started to return to Sycamore by a
northern route. Going through Minne-
sota this morning our train was delayed
for an hour in a little village called
Wadena. We spent the time wandering
through the Woods and what do you think
happened? Why, we came upon a little
white cottage surrounded by hollyhocks.
Inside we heard a happy voice carolling,
"Home, Sweet home." When we looked
in the door, we discovered our determined
Mrs. Parker, blissfully washing the dishes,
and accompanied in her singing by the
"Goo, Goo's" of Mark Jr. The shock was
too much-we shall never recover!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1940:
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This year's Senior play is appropriately
titled "The Whole Town's Talking." The
lines are uproariously funny having been
written by Anita Loos. It is to be given
at the Community Center on May 29.
Everyone knows that it will be a huge suc-
cess for Mrs. Parker, last year's director,
is taking charge this year also.
Edward Boies plays very well the pa1't
of the kind of a bachelor girls don't want
to marry. Mr. Chester Binney is his name.
He is the sort of person who, when he
comes into the room, makes you feel as if
somebody had just gone out.
A great deal of time was spent at prac-
tices trying to keep Mr. Simmons who is
played by Everett Sheley, and Chester
Binney under control. We certainly had
our hands full! Mr. Simmons is much
attached to the painstaking Binney and
therefore, you see, tries to wish him off
on his daughter, who is just returning
from a two years study in Chicago. Sally
Fulton plays this part of Ethel Simmons
and comes back to Sandusky to air her
Chicago manners. She also brings with
her Roger Shields of Chicago and Paris!
Gordon Wetzel takes this role with much
delight-he can dress to his heart's con-
tent! Mr. Shields nnds much favor in
the eyes of Mrs. Simmons who is in real-
ity Katheryn Feil. This aristocratic wife
looks upon her husband with much sus-
picion. She wonders if those long meet-
ings till four in the morning are really
business conferences. The neat little
maid is Annie-always trying to protect
part of Letty Lythe, a motion picture ac-
tress, who is an alleged lover of Chester.
When she appears in Sandusky with her
fiance Donald Swift-played by Bill Rus-
sell, there is much that happens. Lila
Wilson and Sally Otis are Ethel's chums
in Sandusky. Lila is lispingly portrayed
by little Dorothy Smith and Mildred
Lecky is the thrilled Sally Otis. LeRoy
Swedberg certainly messes things up by
spilling the beans about Mr. Simmons and
a lady in his taxi. The lady later turns
out to be Dorothy Parke, who is Sadie
Bloom, Simmons dancing teacher. Every-
thing turns out all right, and, of course,
Chet really proves he isn't so dumb after
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Donald Swift, a motion picture director
Roger Shields, a young Chicago blood ,.
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friends of Ethel
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Using The Treasure
"'ZlzJisdom alone is true aml:ition's aim,
'wisdom the source of virtue and of fame,
Obtained with labor, for mankind employed,
:And then when most you share it, best enjoyed."
'Go those who have steered their course
before us, we must look for example. Tcihe
Jllumni of .Sycamore Cyfigh .School have
found the treasure and are using it to the
very best advantage. 'Uhey have shown us
a splendid way, and we thank them for their
difay we live our lives and fnd our
treasure as successfully and worthily as they,
following always their example and keeping
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THESE representatives of Sycamore's
graduates are but a few, of the many,
who have proved worthy of the trust re-
posed in them by their Alma Mater. It is
hoped that through them and the many
others, equally worthy, who go unnamed,
Sycamore students will gain fresh inspira-
Dr. Arthur M. Talbot '75, was graduated
from the University of Illinois in 1881.
Since 1885 he has been on the faculty of
that university, teaching Sanitary Engi-
neering and Theoretical and Applied Me-
chanics. He is now second oldest faculty
member from the point of service. Though
now a Professor emeritus he is still en-
gaged in active research work. Through
his varied services Dr. Talbot has re-
ceived many degrees and awards. One of
the outstanding of these is the "Washing-
ton Awardj' conferred upon him by the
"Western Society of Engineers." This was
given him in recognition of his life work
as a student and teacher, investigator and
Writer, and for his enduring contributions
to the science of engineering. He was the
third to receive this award. President
Hoover was the first. Thus in this way,
and in many others, Dr. Talbot has been
recognized as a leader in the neld of en-
,Qs gineering in the United States. Dr. Tal-
bot himself continues to regard his work
lf- as engineering teacher the important
' 93 work of his life.
, K Lowell B. Smith '03, now a prominent
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attorney in Sycamore, graduated from the
University of Illinois in 1908. He also re-
ceived his L. L. B. fro-m that university.
Mr. Smith was States Attorney from 1912-
1920. He is known as a loyal friend of
the High School, glad and willing to talk
before its assemblies and intensely inter-
ested in its athletics.
In the person of Mrs. George Milles '16,
we have an example of a modern woman
who combines professional and home life.
One of the youngest women ever to re-
ceive a Ph. D. in the United States, she
has specialized in a different field, that
of Human Embryology and Histology.
She has taught at Northwestern Dental
School and at the New York Homeopathic
Medical School, also doing special re-
search work for the New York Society of
Ear Specialists. Just now her chief in-
terest is in her young daughter, Patricia,
but she still finds time to do special re-
Margareta Faissler '19, spent one year
at Walnut Hill School in Natick, Massa.-
chusetts. Then she attended Wellesley
College, receiving her A. B. in 1924 and
her M. A. in English History in 1925. She
has made a record as a fine teacher while
teaching in a private school in Tulsa,
Oklahoma and Dallas, Texas. Now she is
studying European History at the Uni-
versity of Chicago. We suspect that it will
not be long before another Sycamore
graduate will receive that coveted Ph. D.
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JUDGE Adam C. Cliffe was born June
25th, 1869, at Sycamore, Illinois, and
died in June, 1928 in the same city. Adam
CliiTe attended the Sycamore schools, and
graduated from the Sycamore Commun-
ity High School in 1885. He taught school
for a few years, and then became a stu-
dent at Northwestern University Law
School. He was elected to the House of
Representatives, and later to the State
Senate in Illinois. He was elected Presi-
dent Protem of the Upper House and sev-
eral times served as Governor of Illinois
during the absence of our Governor and
Lieutenant-Governor. Judge Cliffe was
elected Circuit Judge of this district and in
the later years of his life was the Federal
Judge in Chicago. Judge Adam C. Cliiie
lived in Sycamore with his family all of
his life, although his business kept hixn
away from home a great part of his life.
His son, Thomas, graduated from our high
school, and his older daughter, Edna,
would have graduated with the class of
this year, but she moved to Evanston with
her family after the death of her father.
Judge Cliife was always willing and
eager to help Sycamore in any possible
manner. His death, two years ago, took
from Sycamore, one of her finest, ablest,
and most beloved men. It is with pride
and admiration that the Sycamore Com-
munity High School can claim Judge
Adam C. Cliffe as one of her graduates.
LOUISE WATERMAN, '31,
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out a way-
Whence the imprisoned splendor may es-
cape than in effecting
Entry for a light supposed to lie without."
MANY classes have gone forth from the
ranks of the Sycamore Community
High School. The first class was grad-
uated in 1875, and of that class is our old-
est alumnus, Prof. Arthur M. Talbot.
In 1878, the smallest class in the history
of the school was graduated. There were
two members in this class, Oren B. Nichols
and Flora Seacord. Close upon this rec-
ord comes the class of 1876, from which
only three people were graduated. On
the other hand however, seventy-two were
graduated in 1924. No other class has
ever come near this record. From the
irst graduating class in 1875, to this year,
1151 students have been graduated from
the Sycamore High School.
Many of our alumni think of high school
as the old building that once stood on the
corner of California and Sycamore streets.
In 1916, however, it became necessary to
draw up plans for a new school, because
the increase of students attending the
Sycamore High School was so great that
all could not be accommodated in the old
building. So in 1917, at the beginning of
the second semester, the new building on
East State street was completed and ready
for use. The old building became the
Central School, and it was completely de-
stroyed by fire February, 1926.
Since the establishment of the Syca-
more High School, our athletic teams have
always been noted for their fine sports-
manship. Our basketball teams have
brought us fame, winning many tourna-
ments and championships in the Little
Seven Conference. In 1907, our team ran
up an almost unbelievable score of 101 to
13 against Marengo, and that is the only
occasion in the basketball history of the
ig school that we have won by so great a
,, score. Our teams for the past few years
eg 5 have been living up to the fine reputation
. f set by the alumni.
fig Many of the graduates of our high
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school have won high recognition for
themselves in the various phases of life.
Some made the greatest sacrifice of all,
giving their lives for their country in the
World War. Many excelled in scholarship
Prof. Arthur M. Talbot, a member of the
iirst graduating class in 1875, is now the
retired dean of the School of Engineering
at the University of Illinois. Fred W.
Waterman from the class of 1886, attended
the University of Illinois, and is now
president of the National Tube Company
of the United States Steel Corporation.
In 1890, Emily Waterman was graduated,
and she is now a widely known reader.
George A. James, Circuit Clerk and Re-
corder of Deeds of Sycamore, is a mem-
ber of the class of 1896. In 1897 Prof. A
J. Blanchard and Miss Sarah Robinson
asked the graduating class of that year to
help 1'e-organize the alumni. Mary West-
gate Ward and Anna Brower Carlson of
that class were put in charge of this task.
Every year since then the Alumni of the
Sycamore High School have held a meet-
ing. Roy H. Brown, class of 1902, attend-
ed University of Illinois where he received
his A. B. and L. L. B. degrees. M1'. Brown
is now an attorney at Rockford. Lowell
B. Smith, a prominent attorney in Syca-
more, graduated in 1903, and went to the
University of Illinois Ray Love, Sales
Manager of the Anaconda Wire Corpora-
tion, was in the graduating class of 1905,
and attended the University of Illinois
where he was a member of Phi Delta
The following year was a milestone in
the history of our high school. The first
Oracle of the Sycamore High School was
edited by the Senior Class. Ira Wetzel
was the faculty advisor, and Nina Gabel
Fink was the editor. Mrs. Fink, 1906, at-
tended Northwestern University and was
a member of the Phi Kappa Lambda sor-
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"ority. Acenith V. Staiford of the class of
1909, is now teaching mathematics at
Evanston, Trier High School. She received
her Ph. D. at the University of Chicago,
and her M. A. at the University of Colo-
rado. In the summer of 1929, she studied
at Oxford University, England. Carl A.
Quarnstrom, a Warrant Officer in the
United States Navy and who has traveled
in many foreign countries, left our high
school with the class of 1911 to begin his
adventurous career. Ross Millett, for
some time deputy sheriff here, graduated
in 1922, and is now studying for his bar
examinations. Francis Hart, a member of
the class of 1923, is rapidly advancing to
a high position in the Anaconda Copper
Corporation. Francis Resch, also from the
class of 1923, has rapidly risenin journalis-
tic Work until he is now Business Manager
of the Feature Service of the Associated
Press at New York City. Allen Sims from
the class of 1924, received high honors at
Lane College, Jackson, Tennessee. Ray
Helson, another member of the class of
1924, is now manager of the Strand
Theater, Owosso, Michigan. Still another
member of the graduating class of 1924 is
John Faissler. He graduated from the
University of Illinois in three years, and
is now studying law at Yale. Albert
Leonard, class of 1925, attended the Publix
Theatre School in New York City, and is
now Assistant Manager of the Granada
Theater in Chicago. Dayton Ward, also a
member of the class of 1925, attended the
University of Illinois, and is now Deputy
Sheriff in Sycamore. Marion Whittemore
Lange, class of 1925, attended Rockford
College and the University of Wisconsin.
She is now living in Madison.
Sycamore High School has had the
honor of having three of her former stu-
dents be president of his fraternity at the
University of Illinois. Dayton Ward, 1925,
was president of the Phi Gamma Delta:
William Fulton, 1924, president of the Phi
"It is easy to mould the yielding clay,
And many shapes grow into beauty un-
der the facile hand,
But forms of clay are lightly broken:
They lie shattered and forgotten in a
dingy corner. '
Delta Thetag Edward Safford, 1925, pres-
ident of the Farm House. Edward Hol-
comb, now at the University of Illinois, is
a member of the glee club there. Among
the other students of the Sycamore High
School at the University of Illinois, are
James Joslyn, Robert Fulton, Clyde Con-
lin, Lyle Coolidge, Jane Hammersmith,
Florence Fox, and George Dooley. Mar-
guerita Faissler is attending the Univer-
sity of Chicago, and Lucy Boies is at Na-
tional Kindergarten at Evanston, Illinois.
Evelyn Boyle is training to be a nurse at
Westlake Hospital in Chicago. Donald
Koehn, captain of the 1926 basketball
squad of the Sycamore High School, is a
member of the freshman squad at Iowa
State University. Kathern Chatiield, is
also attending the University of Iowa.
Mildred Marshall is at Lake Forest. Don-
ald Michaelson is studying engineering at
the Colorado School of Mining. Pauline
Waterman is attending the University of
Wisconsin, and Winifred Foy is studying
at Carroll College at Waukesha, Wiscon-
A few of our students have won recog-
nition in the musical world. Byron Wy-
man, 1921, is leader of By-Wymans Or-
chestra which broadcasts nightly from
Kansas City. Marvin Wetzel, 1928, is also
a member of that orchestra. Harold
O'Brien, 1928, is leading his own orches-
tra and also attending Normal. Carl An-
derson, 1929, is a member of Ray Miller
and his Brunswick Recording Orchestra
and is now in New Orleans.
Thus have the alumni of the Sycamore
Commtuiity High School brought fame
and recognition to their school and them-
selves. That class that is leaving the high
school this year, and the classes that will
leave in the near and distant future, will
strive also to make our school proud of
LOUISE WATERMAN, '3l. '
But underneath the slipping clay, Is rock-
I would rather work in stubborn rock '
All the years of my life, '
And make one strong thing ,, ,Q
And set it in a high, clean place
To recall the granite strength of 'my
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The Treasure of Humor
Tale can not all 'Mikel CC-'filhem Qfff'
but we all can laugh. "Laugh and
the world laughs with youg weep-and
the world laughs at you!" 'lalell said!
Let us never be too dignifed nor too
prim to laugh. Talhat a dull, drab
place this world would be if there were
none who treasured the "Laughing
I Wi Spirit."
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a-day world. Keep a smile on your face
. 2 ,N and a song m your heart-1t's the most
1 A . , mfectlous thmg m the world-and the!
2 very besf was of 1-Yndmg frwnds, health
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PERFECT representation of the mad-
ding crowds one sees on the streets
of Sycamore. We can identify only a few
in this space. In the extreme background
Sally and Laddie give a picture of ,how
our grandmothers and grandfathers
looked. And who is that charming Miss
away up there in the clouds? None other
than Corinne Swanson-Her other half is
standing on top of the car, while Alice
Fox holds down the hood. Min looks like
he were going somewhere. I'll bet I know!
I-Ie1'e's hopi.ng,Sammy Mabel way up there,
doesnit faw down and go boom! And don't
miss Richard and his mule! Last but not
least, and center of interest of this picture,
are two of . the faculty and .with 'Sailor
boys! I' guess "We're in the Navy now!"
At least it looks that way. Well, anyway,
you know, we girls just must have our fun.
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ARE THESE CONTAGIOUS?
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Absentol-ja ,,,,,.,,,,,, A,,,,,,,,, S anford Caldwell
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Flitrina .,,,Y,y,,,,,,,A ,,,A,,,,,,,,,,,,,, D orothy Parke
Beautina .A,A, 4,,,,, M ary Katharine Hart
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Talkitis .,..,,.. .....,. L ouise Waterman
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Where does Henry Parke?
Why is Guyla Gray?
Where is Ronald King?
Where is Mildred's Lambkin?
What makes Grace White?
Who does Clifford Teach?
Why is Grace Little?
TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR HIGH
I.-Thou shalt not tease an innocent
Freshman because of his Greenness, for
all things must have a beginning.
II.-Thou shalt not Hatter the Sopho-
mores, for verily their vanity knoweth no
III.-Thou shalt not stamp thy feet in
the assembly for surely, it is no drill-
IV.-Thou shalt not rough-house in the
Gymnasium or lower halls, for verily the
hurricane of Janitor Hunt's wrath will
descend upon thee.
V.-Thou shalt not argue with Edward
Barrows about pronunciations, but gently
lead him to the nearest dictionary.
VI.-Thou shalt not draw signs and
symbols on the chairs, etc, in English II,
for verily Miss Julian seeth everywhere
and thou shalt rue the day.
VII.-Thou shalt not park thy car in
front of the school door, for of a surety,
one of the faculty will remove it.
VIII.-Thou shalt not make the halls a
public ball room, for the teachers might
thus learn the new steps.
IX.-Thou shalt not be tardy, for tardi-
ness is an abomination, and thou shalt
surely sacriiice thy free assembly period.
X.-Thou shalt not covet thy class-
mates' ties, nor girls, nor earrings, nor
grades for verily, it will work thee no
NEW DEFINITIONS AND THEIR
Pauper-Man having more than one wife
Parole-Letting children out of jail or
school on good behavior.
I I Epistle-Wife of an Apostle - Agnes
Why is Louise Waterman? Schaack.
M. D.-"M 1: ll d fi' t"-D " L -
Teachers Second Semester Resolution: man en a Y 6 men ous OSS
They Shall not pass! Luther's Death-Not natural, for he was
Q excornmunicated by the Pope's Bull- SPV
Miss Paterson CIn Sewing Il-"All girls Howard Campbell. b
with square necks, hnish off with bias Pastoral-When the cows were pasteur-
tape." ized-Ward Wise.
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Mr. Powers fIn Chemistry?-"What is PENALIZED Q?
density?" The basket ball game was just finished, '
LeRoy Swedberg-"I can't define it, but
I can give a good illustration." W
Mr. Powers-'iSit down, the illustration
Miss E.-"Your report should be written,
so that the most ignorant can understand
John Ovitz-"What is the part that you
Bill Faissler-"I asked her if I could see
Ev. Sheley-t'What did she say?"
Bill-"Said she'd send me a photo of it."
Ralph I.-"I beat Mr. Herbst up today!"
Harley R.-"How's 'at?"
Ralph-"Passed him on a hill."
Mr. Powers iIn Chemistryl-"What does
T. N. T. mean?"
Edw. Boies-"Travel, nigger, travel."
James M.-"Miss Keeler, can a person
be punished for something he has not
Miss K.-"Why no, I don't think sog
according to law he can't."
James-"Well, I didn't do my Geom-
Mrs. Parker CIn English IVJ-'Tll ex-
plain Dante's idea of Hell to you. It might
prove interesting for you to know."
Aileen F.-"Did you admit to James that
you loved him?"
Louise W.-"I had to-he squeezed it
out of me."
Mr, Herbst-"I hope you have a pleas-
ant vacation and come back knowing more
than you do now."
Polite Freshie CM. LJ-"Same to you."
and the center started for the dressing
room when She rushed forward and said,
HI bet you were fouled for holding."
John O., blushed, "You lose," he said,
"I was slapped once."
Ray Ulery was struggling hard to imi-
tate a bird in the O1'chestra program when
some helpful sympathizer in the rear
whispered, "Put soft water in it."
Ruth Roblee-"Father, do you know that
a device for eliminating sleep has been in-
Father-"Yes, daughter, we used to have
one in our home when you were a baby."
"Darling," Min cried in tender tones, "I
never loved but thee."
"Then we must part," Betty sighed, "No
amateur for me."
Mary James-"You look worried."
Bill Faissler-"I am not sure whether
that girl said I danced like a Zephyr or
Neil R.-"Whenever I learn anything, I
store it away."
Neighbor-"Well, I hope you learn how
to play your saxophone! "
AT LEAST, HE'S KEPT MOVING
When Edw. Barrow went to Hollywood
to get into the movies, he wrote home that
he had a job with a serial company-but
they didn't know he was passing out
samples of Corn Flakes from door to door.
Bob Maeser Kafter B. B. practiceb-"I
can't close my locker."
Coach Shrout-"Take your shoes out."
Donald Read-"Oh, there's music in my
soul, hear my shoes squeak."
5, Mr. Terrell-"Any boob can ask more Mr. Terrell-"Say, who was this fellow,
em questions in a minute than -a wise man Pan?"
Ai can answer in an hour." Mr. Lease-"Why, he was half man and
' .2 2 Tub Burchileld-"Gee Whiz! No won- half goat."
der I fiunked Biology." Mr. T.-"Ah, a husband."
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THE HOLLANDS-PARKER WEDDING
Pealing of bells! Wild confusion! Shout-
ing voices! A mighty crowd surging around
the steps of the cathedral. No, dear fel-
low-students, this is not the mob scene
from Hamlet, nor Julius Caesar, but the
wedding of our charming teacher, Mrs.
Parker, nee Miss Hollands. The bells be-
long to the cathedral, whose name is Saint
John's and which is situated in down-
town New York. Yes, she at last has suc-
ceeded in capturing a poor defenseless
man and has decided to instruct him alone
on the beauties of the English language.
But I wander! A murmur arises in the
crowd! A stunning Rolls Bumps is draw-
ing up to the entrance. The bride! Here
may we add that the groom is of little or
no importance at a wedding. The bride
alights amid a chorus of cheers, bearing
the fainting groom on her arm. She is
startlingly arrayed in a bright red sweater,
orange skirt, pink picture hat and purple
hose. The groom, poor captive, has on a
convict's suit, and is followed by the best
man, none other than our own Mr. Terrell,
who carries the ball and chain. Miss
Keeler, who is the maid of honor, is wear-
ing an evening gown of purple calico, with
orange and pink dots, to harmonize with
the bride's costume.
The church is filled to overiiowing.
Thirty thousand people! The S. H. S.
faculty have ringside seats, and the cheer-
ing section, comprised of S. H. S. Senior
English students, have a block S facing
the audience, so that the eiiect of their
lusty voices will be duly appreciated by
the guests, They have at last memorized
Hamlet's soliloquy, and are going to give
it all together, in addition to the custom-
The strains of Irving Berlin's wedding
march iill the church, and the bridal party
rush down the aisles to their places.
The service was quite impressive-in
fact, I'm sure that none of the guests
present will ever forget it. I, however,
being a mere reporter, am not supposed
to remember things like that.
Ed. B.-"How is her line?"
Raymond P.-"Judging from the crowd
following her, it must be a tow line."
Art. C.-"How near were you to the
Edw. E.-"Two seats away."
Albert M.-"I want "The Life of
Miss Osborne-"Sorry, but Brutus got
ahead of you."
Miss E.-"Why was this period in his-
tory called 'The Dark Age'?"
Ronald King-" 'Cause there were so
many knights then."
Wm. Warren-"When do leaves begin
Don Molander-"The night before
HEARD AT A BASKETBALL FEED
James B.--"Pressed chicken tonight."
John O.-"Yes, I saw the car run over
it this morning."
Henry, P.-i'That's nothing, they kept
Luther on a 'Diet of Worms'."
Kelly-"What course do you expect to
Shoop-"In the course of time."
Ev. Sheley-"What do you think,-I'm
out for spring practice."
Dora F.-"How lovely! How far can
Edw. B.-"I don't care if people do ac-
cuse me of having the bigheadf'
Laddie M. CConsolinglyJ-"I wouldn't
let a little thing like that bother me, there
may be nothing in it."
A BIT PERSONAL
Bob. M.-"I think I'll sue Mrs. Parker
Bob-"She wrote on my English paper:
Your antecedents are bad and your rela-
tives are very poor."
Max M.-"Say Bill, I bought a set of
balloon tires the other day." n gf?-
Bill R..-"Zat so, Max. I didn't know
you owned a balloon."
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Miss Amrine CIn Am. History?-"What
was Picket's charge?"
Sanford C.-"About S2.50."
Miss E.--"Tell me what you know of the
Howard Campbell-"I was not there. I
went to the ball game."
Miss Keeler-"This room is a rectangu-
Bernice Brunke-"Yeah, prison is right."
The lives of Seniors all remind us,
We can make our lives like theirs,
And, departing, leave behind us,
Gum cuds under the High School chairs.
Miss Ehrhardt-"Norma, I wish you'd
Norma D.-"My Gosh! I haven't said
Miss E.-"Well, maybe that's true."
Betty L. tin Chemistryl-"Oh, what an
awful gash on your forehead!"
Art C. fbravelyl-"Oh that! It's next
Plumber-i'I've come to tix that old tub
in the kitchen."
Alice F.-"Hey, mamma, here's the doc-
tor to see the cook."
Ev. S.-"What makes your cheeks so
Dorothy P.-" 'Causef'
Ev.-" 'Cause why?"
Norma. D. Ca talkative studentl-"We all
sprang from monkeys."
Miss Julian-"Your foot must have
Mr. Gipson tin Sciencel-"Do you know
Doctor-"Are you bothered with things
dancing before your eyes?"
Jimmie B. Cafter first showl-"No, in
fact, I rather like it."
Father-"Are you sure that your gen-
tleman friend loves you and you alone?"
Dora F.-"Oh yes, father. More then
than at any time."
Mr. Gipson-"Are you a printer?"
George D.-"Yes, how do you like my
Mr. Powers--"What is the difference be-
tween ammonia and pneumonia?"
Merrill B.-"Search me."
Mr. P.--"Well, you see ammonia comes
in bottles and pneumonia comes in chests."
Sally F.-"Is your boy friend one of
these one arm drivers?"
Betty L.-"I should say not! He takes
a taxi and uses both arms."
Bill F.-"Where were you born?"
Mary J.-"In a hospital."
Bill F.-"No kidding? What was the
matter with you?',
Mr. Shrout tdining at Wa.terman'sl-
"Say Bruzz, why does your dog sit there
and watch m-e like that? I don't like it."
Bruzz-"I guess it's because you've got
the plate he usually eats from."
Dewey Ecklund comes in the Seeaneye
Inn and talks with Al Peterson for a min-
ute, then walks back to a booth where Bob
Maeser and Marianne Burcum are sitting.
"Your car awaits without," said Dewey.
"Without what," said Bob.
"Without lights," said Dewey snickering.
"Heres a ticket."
Jimmie B. Capplying for a job? was
asked by the superintendent: "How long
were you at your last place?"
how many ribs a monkey has?" "Five years." afar
Bruce S.-"No." "Were you recommended there?" px-.
Mr. Gipson-i'Well, take off your coat "Yes sir, an eminent judge and twelve ..
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Dorothy S.--"I dreamed I was married
to you last night."
Elmer B.-"Were you happy?"
Dorothy S.-"Yes, when I woke up."
Mr. Parker-'Tm afraid, my dear, you'll
have to do the cooking again."
Mrs. Parker-i'Why so?"
Mr. Parker-"The doctor says I'm eat-
ing too much."
Mr. Shrout-"Say, do you know Min
Starks' average income?"
John W.-"Well, I should say about
11:30 P. M."
Some of these jokes are awful simple-
others are simply awful.
Ed. B, Cdozing in French, muttering?-
"I know a girl who paints, and she cer-
tainly can draw men."
Miss Wollensak to George Dutton in
Glee Club-"Your singing lacks enthus-
iasm. Open your mouth wide and throw
yourself into it."
Bob M. Cposing for his Senior picture?
-"I don't want a large picturefi
Mr. Carlson-"All right, close your
Sam M. Cgetting onto a crowded busl-
"Don't you suppose we can squeeze in
Norma D.-"Don't you think we had bet-
ter wait until we get home."
Dewey E.-"Hey there! Don't you know
you can't turn around on this street."
Ralph S.-"I think I can make it all
Mr. Terrell-"Can your wife bake
Mr, Powers-"Well, she can handle the
'dough' all right."
Mr. Stark-"My son changed his name
to 'minutes' when he entered High
Mr. Love-"What for?"
Mr. S.-"Minutes always pass."
I 'E 'iii hif' i A'
Ev. S.-"Think of a number, and I'11 tell
you if it is odd or even."
Joke Editor--"All right, I just called my
girl on the phone. Which number was it?"
Ev.-"Did you get her?"
John O.-"On what grounds did your
father object to me?"
Aileen F.-"On any grounds within a
mile of our house."
Mr. Lease-"Aren't you worrying about
that ten dollars you owe me?"
Mr. Shrout-"Naw! What's the use of
our both worrying about it?"
Max M.-"Ah ha! I see my friend gave
you a black eye."
Bob M.-"Why, you never saw the per-
son who gave me that black eye."
Max M.-"Well, he's my friend any-
Woodrow Lindstrom had attended high
school for three years and during the fol-
lowing summer after his third year, he
thought he would make a little spare
money by selling mules to some of his
farmer friends. So one of his nrst tasks
was to get a sign painted of himself hold-
ing a mule by the bridle. This completed,
he showed it to his girl friend and said,
f'Ain't it a good likeness of me?"
"Yes," she replied, "perfect, But who
is the boy holding the bridle?"
Miss Reinhart was talking to the cap-
tain of the ship on which she went abroad.
"You know," said the captain, "lots of
sailors live nearly their whole lives on salt
Miss R.-"Aw, Captain, don't they eat a
little on the sly?"
Mr. Herbst-"O11icer, you had better lock
me up. I just hit my wife over the head
with a club."
Officer-"Did you kill her?"
Mr. H.-"I don't think so. That's why
I want to be locked up." -
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Mr. Gipson-"Have you ever suspected
your wife of leading a double life?"
Mr. Terrell-"Continually, her own and
Judge-"Were you born in Tennessee?"
Sam C.-"Yas suh. Dat's what they
Judge-"And raised there?"
Sam C.-"Well suh, dey tried to raise
me once, but the rope broke."
Miss Erhardt-"John, when was Rome
John O.-"At night."
Miss E.-"Who told you that?"
John-"You did. You said Rome wasn't
built in a day."
Eddie E.-"I would like to buy a tie to
match my eyes. What can you do for
Mr. Underwood-"We haven't any ties
to match your eyes, but we have some soft
felt hats to match your head."
Barber-"Wet or dry?"
Bruce S.--"You cut my hair and never
mind my politics."
Mr. Love-"How is it, young man, that I
find you kissing my daughter. How ls it?"
Min Stark-"Oh great-great!"
Sam M.-"Do you like polo?"
Norma D.-"Naw, too much horse play."
Mr. Shrout-"Boy, your overcoat is
Tub B.-"Not when I got a muffler on."
Louise W.-"My, what a lot of dirt is
on your face!"
Jimmie B.-"I know. Don't rub it in."
The hired man, Carlyle F., lit a lantern
to go and see his best girl. "I-Iumph,"
said the farmer, "when I was going a
Fond Uncle-"Well, that was a nice ride
on unc1e's knee, eh?l'
Joe M.-"Not so bad, but I had a ride
on a real donkey yesterday."
LeRoy S.-"So you met Alice today?"
Donald R.-"Yep, hadn't seen her for ten
LeRoy S.-"Has she kept her glrlish fig-
Donald R.-"Kept it? She's doubled it."
Bill R.-"If I was as lazy as you I'd go
hang myself in a barn."
Art C.-"No you wouldnt. If you were
as lazy as I, you wouldn't have any barn."
Miss Paterson-"This blueberry pie looks
queer to me."
Leona B.-"Oh Miss Paterson, maybe I
put too much bluing in it."
Floyd L.-"Have yuh seen any of the
new ten dollar bills?"
Jimmie M.-"Huh! I ain't seen one of
the old ones yet."
It happened that John Ovitz was stay-
ing at Waterman's house for the week-
end, and in the middle of one night he
woke up Bruzz and said, "Wake up, quick,
there's a burglar downstairs."
Bruzz.-"Be quiet, don't scare him. Let
him look around, and if he Ends anything
valuable I'll go down and take it away
HOW IT'S DONE
It's a little bit of thinking,
And just a little bit of work,
A little bit of tinkering,
And not a bit of shirk.
A tiny bit of writing,
And a little more of thought.
A great big lot of drawing,
And snap-shots quickly caught.
Now print 'this all on paper
courting, I never went with a lantern. I And two covers, please attach, CE?-,
went in the' dark." And the outcome is "Ye Oracle", 4-,XS
"Yeh," said Carlyle, "and look what you For which there is no match.
got." G. E. 'gif-3,5
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SYQ OHI "'MEZDL'E Y
3rd,--We set sail.
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to school with mys-
terious red crosses
on their foreheads
and a marked re-
luctance to sit
down. C?!!J First
in Assembly amid general hubbub. What
a hue and cry when a Freshie gets a
10th-Last year's Oracle pictures auctioned
off in Assembly. Great sport!
14th-Our first football game-we lost to
Rochelle in a tough-break game.
Oracle Board pompously
we of ...
marches out of 5th period classes and
trots off to a mysterious meeting.
17th-First class meetings! What an up-
roar! Good pilots chosen for every
class. Ed Barrow sends the Chemistry
class into hysterics by blowing up a test
tube an drenching himself with water.
A laugh on Ed is something new!
20th-Our first pep session! Address by
Father Masterson was excellent-and
how good it seemed to be singing Sycohi
21st-Right back at 'em. We beat Ro-
chelle, 38-0. Revenge is sweet.
23rd-Eddie Eustace goes to sleep in
26th-Oilice broken into again. It's be-
coming quite the usual thing to find the
door in pieces.
28th-Game at Wheaton. The heavies and
lights both defeated after a gallant
fight. Pep club a success.
1st-Ed Boies puts a
tack on Ed Bar-
row's chair in
French II, and the
latter retaliates by
putting a very alive
ily in the former's
wear. Posed by Min Stark and Ed
Boies. Oracle pictures taken.
4th-Glory hallelujah! Announcement of
change in school routine! Sixty Min-
ute periods! Absolutely too good to be
true. Abolishment of talking in the
halls-not so good!!
5th-We meet defeat at home at the
hands of Geneva.
'lth-First day of the new system. It's
10th-Betty Love deluges the Chemistry
room in blood and manages to evade
two tests the next day on account of a.
12th-We wallop Naperville 31-0. Glory!
Celebration for Route 64.
14th-Jimmy Morgan receives his weekly
dismissal fro-m Chemistry.
17th--Oh joy! Oh rapture unconnned! A
four-day week. Teachers meeting at
19th-Game with Batavia. Lights and
heavies both victorious. 2 won and 2 lost
in Little Seven.
21st-The Chemistry class groans and toils
25th-Pep session-talks by Ed Boies and
Min Stark. First Operetta practice at
26th-We win the Dundee games, 6-0 and
2nd--The G. A. A.
girls attend a Play
Day at Normal. In
the afternoon we
are defeated by De-
Kalb 14-0. Dust . L' , N
fi ,e ,
and ashes, dust and U we
ashes! E '
6th-Orchestra pic- f- --.- --Y . 't
8th-A great many students seem very
sleepy. If you want to laugh see "Cor-
poral Eagan". Figure that out on
scratch paper. Pep session for the last
football game of the year. Last game
for iifteen Seniors.
ample ear. 9th-We beat St. Charles in our last game gpg,
nd-We are en- -Whoops! 7-6. EWS
lightene d as to' llth-Betty Love late to school because . get-'gf'
what the well-dressed Sycohi man will Min forgot to stop for her.
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14th-The Seniors see "Hamlet", A won-
derful trip. Miss Keeler and Mrs. Park-
er unanimously voted the best of sports.
19th-The Girls' Glee Club does some hard
work on the Operetta.
21st-The Corn Pageant. Very fine.
27th-We wallop Maple Park in our iirst
game. The season's on!
29th-Turkey sandwiches and vacation.
30th-Creamed turkey on toast.
Dmnm 2nd-Convinced we
'px can never look an-
Ay 1:'f.p ':L: other turkey in the
W W ard-First girls' bas-
, - ket-ball practice.
session! Mr. Smith speaks. Senior rings
arrive at last. Trim Batavia in both
7th-The Oracle Board gives a, box sociable
and dance in the gym. Heaps of fun.
9th-We start on the two weeks' stretch
until Christmas vacation. It's the long-
est two weeks on the record.
13th-And a Friday, too. Won both
games with St. Charles here.
14th-Sophomore Party. A howling suc-
16th-Everyone sighs, "One more week!"
19th-Mr. Powers, lecturing in Chemistry,
puts his hand quite unexpectedly into a
beaker of water amid general hilarity.
20th-The last day! Lasting impression-
Ed Boies and Ed Barrow giving the
i'Shooting of Dan M'Grew" in French
II. Beat Harrison Tech!
25th-Merry Christmas! Now how did I
happen to think of that new expression?
26th-Played Mt. Morris in the first game
of the Holiday Tournament at Normal.
N. Won, of course.
51, 27th-We meet some rivals-Rochelle-
Q2 and put them out of running.
ff? 28th-Hinckley in the afternoon and El-
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burn at night. We capture first place
and a stunning trophy.
31st-Most of us usher in 1930.
3rd-We play Dundee
and win again.
That's ten straight.
4th-And now for
DeKalb! They lead
at the half 3-0. We
then pile the score
up to 12-7, and
they let us hold the
ball half of the
third quarter and all of the fourth.
What a laugh!
6th-Back again-and we plunge into
7th--Sam Caldwell, giving a book report
in English IV counsels us to "grab"
"The Damsel in Distress" from' a re-
mote bookshelf. X
10th-Miss Reinhart gave us a delightful
survey of her trip abroad.
11th-Beat the Naperville heavies, but lost
to the lights by two points.
13th-A bad date to start intensive review
16th-First clay of finals. These danger-
ous reefs safely passed by most of our
17th-A large following of Sycamore fans
see the team win both games from
18th-Geneva comes to Sycamore and we
beat their heretofore undefeated lights,
and absolutely wallop their heavies!
24th-Pep session for Batavia game. Pre-
sentation of Christmas Tournament
Trophy. We win again.
31st-We go to St. Charles and trim them.
5 F mm game at Sycamore.
"X, A1 Need more be said?
Q,7?'Q' 7th-Dundee, - at
D u n d e e, another
first team victory.
Lights lost by two
Q A, points after a good
W ' fight.
8th-Carnival a huge
success. Ev. Sheley and Dorothy Parke
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14th-Valentine's Day!" Various a!nd 'sun-
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g dry celebrations! "Naperville game.
What we gave them! "
15th-Genoa at Genoa. What a mob! 'An-
21st-Wheaton game-and what Ha, game!
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16th-Last shipment of drawing goes to
Chicago-O, Boy! What a relief!
17th-Vacation for five days! Whoopee!
20th-Easter Bunny pays visit! New hats
at church are sadly bedraggled.
22nd-Back to the grind again. "NuiT'
said"-painful subject! ..
25th-What is this High School coming to?
Did it coincide with our mock-trial pep-
session? And how! '
25th-We bank 9671. From 43'Z: to 967: in
three weeks! New bulletin board a
beauty! ' A f
28th-We go to Geneva, beat the lights,
.. wallop the heavies, and successfully end
the Little Seven Conference with no de-
..ifeats. .Let's keep going!
A 16th-LFirst day of
. 1 f , dist. tournament-
WJ ' short pep session-
I beat DeKalb at
K X 1 - night-that's one.
Xxx I 7th-Sackcloth and
aegis- - ashes., '
K ,K 12th-First day of
'HVNARQ1' girl's tournament
13th--Seniors win from Sophs. A
14th-Seniors can't win nohow! "
15th-The"wteai'h'ls'ees' thennnals of Joliet
Tournament. -Waterman' wins.
19, 20, 21st-Operetta being put together
in intensive after-school practice.
24th-Senior girls meeting to decide about
26th-Our team plays the Alumni, and
28th-Wonderful lecture by Mrglfjjlias. ,
29th-Pep ciub -party-a lot ofefiirlff' ' A
practice at Com- . ' Un? "V
munity House, Z L 4, li
from 3:00 to 7:00 ,lg , !
2nd-Dress Rehear- F ii trite. .
sal! . " !' jf, "'i L "-'-f-' i'
Operetta. Went lx, , ,YN
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ard-Matinee of the Nl X' fl l
very well. 3 LV . AFR! itll!!!
4th-And the Oper-
etta 'Once in a Blue Moon". goes down
in the annals of S. H. S. as a success.
llth-No school-very nice!
First typing honors at DeKalb won. by
James Morgan. H
night! Now, who
brought that box
of candy? - '-
3rd-T h e J u n i.o'r -
Mr. Lease appears
in all -the glory of
his "soup and fish".
Btn - Recitations
. shouted merrily to
t , '1 if nm
, e e
the vigorous tunes
played by 'Trompeters' Street Remover".
E 9th-The mystery of a huge piece of toast
at Senior Class Play practice remains
unsolved! 11, 111. L. 'ff-1' V'
10th-Track team'gcesn't'd' Dixon'."'J" V
14th-Board and Faculty- treated by the
Cooking Class iprobably later by phys-
15th-Waterman, Smith and Boies go to
State Golf Tournament.
29th-"Then Whole Town's Talking!" This
is whatthey say-"The Senior Play was
a huge --success ! " 1'9"
26th-Here we are cramming for exams
while Seniors play golf-gr-r-rl
3rd-W o rs e an d
more of them.
scowling over huge
piles of our papers.
Aw, give us a
5th-Seniors look like
martyrs W a lking
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down aisle for diplomas. Just the same
-we'll miss you all. Here's to you!
6th-Report Cards for last time-Whee!
7th-First day of vacation. So-long!
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We Sincerely Thank:
THE JAHN KL OLLIER ENGRAVING CO., Chicago
THE SYCAMORE TRIBUNE, Sycamore
THE DAVID J. MOLLOY CO., Chicago
J. F. CARLSON, Sycamore
BROCK Sz RANKIN, Chicago
BOARD OF EDUCATION, Sycamore
ART DEPARTMENT, Sycamore High School
And all other persons who have aided in the publication
of this book and assisted in the Carnival, Movie and
Basket Ball Benefits.
THE ORACLE BOARD
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