Taft School - Taft Annual Yearbook (Watertown, CT)
- Class of 1913
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A song of parting and of love I have to tell,
A song of many years of ceaseless strife,
A song of purpose true of him we know so well,
A song of bursting bonds for broader life.
Oh! reverend, aged house of white,
Blessed by true friends, through pass of time,
That for long years has been the site
W'here gathered youths from every clime g
Where friends first met to last for life,
Vlfhere minds were taught by Word and pen,
And by the force of honor rife
Mere boys were shown how to be men,
For shelter now thy days are o'er, '
At last the shell must broken be
And from the nest the bird must soar
To reach a higher, better tree.
Thy work has not been done in vain,
From you things greater shall arise,
And ever shalt the new remain
But for thy honor 'neath the skies.
And now thy task is done-thy day of service o'er.
Our love, thy merit, words could never tell,
But in this parting-time, now from our hearts we pour
Our thanks and praise in just a sad "Fare-Well."
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HE TOUCH of sadness, as we, the Class of
1913, realize that this is the last Annual to be
X issued under the present roof, gradually merges
into a feeling of joy, when we see the great
25 opportunities that are about to be laid before the
incoming classesg and we only wish that we had
been fortunate enough to have the advantages of the new
surroundings. But now all we can say is that in the hands of
the Class of I9I4 we place the school spirit, and to them
and the whole school we wish all success and happiness in the
It is hoped that any little "digs" contained herein, which
are meant in fun alone, will be received in the spirit in which
they were written. ln closing, the Annual thanlcs all those,
not on the board, who have aided in any way the publishing
of this volume.
THE TAFT ANNUAL IQI3
HORACE D. TAFT, Head Master H:XRLEX' F. ROBERTS
1 Yale, 1883, M.A. XYestern Reserve, 1884, BLA.
CIVIL GOVERNBIENT LATIN
OLIN C. JOLINE C. H. WARD
H2-1'V31'C1, 1389, BJX. Pomona, 1898. HA., Yale, 1899, M.A.
IQI3 THE TAFT ANNUAL
SYDNEY B. MORTQN ANDREW D. MCINTOSH
Yale, 1900, B.A., 1904, M.A: Yale, 1903, B.A.
PAUL M. WELTON NIEXKVTON B. HOBART
Yale Medical School, IQOI-,OZ XVSSfC1'l1 Reserve, 1878, B.A., M.A
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR GERMAN
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GARFIELD M. XWELD JOHN T, DALLAS
Mif-ld1ffbUYY. 1904, B-JY Yale, I9o4, B.A., Union Theo, Sem., IQOS
MATHEMATICS CHAPLAIN AND RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTOR
B. S. BACON CHARLES B. XNYELD
Yale, 1911, B.A. Middlebury, I9o5, B.A.
IQI2 THE TAFT ANNUAL I3
GEORGE R. VVILSON HENRY M, NVELLS
Mxddlebury, 1904, B.A. Harvard, 1905, B.A.
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ANTHONY ANJXBLE. .. ...... I2 Elm Street, Morristown, N. I.
EDVVARD ANDREWS .... . . .I206 University Street, Seattle, XVash.
HAROLD ASHWORTH .............................. Wfatertown, Conn.
ELIAS CORNELIUS ATKINS. . .1219 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Ind.
W'ILLIAM EVELYN BABCOCK ...,....... Dana Place, Englewood, N. I.
SHERMAN BALDWIN ....... .... 5 5 XVest 85th Street, New York, N. Y.
EDMUND ARTIAIUR BALL. .... .......................... B Iuncie, Ind.
AUSTIN DUNPIAM BARNEY ....................... Farmington, Conn.
RUSSELL STERGIS BARTLETT ..... 814 Madison Avenue, New York, N. Y.
ROYAL NIOULTON BASSETT ............................ Milford, Conn.
BARETS O. BENJAMIN ....... 639 Madison Avenue, New York, N. Y.
BCIAURICE BENJAMIN ........ .639 Madison Avenue, New York, N. Y.
CHARLES VAN ANTNVERP BENNER ................... Englewood, N. 1.
EDWARD PAYSON BORDEN, 2D ........... The Clinton, Philadelphia, Pa.
EDWARD WALTER BOURNE ....... 73 Mansfield Street, New Haven, Conn.
JAMES RUSSELL BOURNE ......... 73 Mansfield Street, New Haven, Conn.
WILLIAM NETTLETON BOURNE. . .73 Mansfield Street, New Haven, Conn.
ROBERT HIARDING BOWLES ............... P. O. Box 474, Oakland, Cal.
GRAHAM NIANVEL BRUSH ......... 76 Maple Avenue, G1'C6l'lXVlCl1, Conn.
ARTHUR HUGI-I BUNRER ......... 421 North Broadway, Yonkers, N. Y.
HUDSON BURR ..........,. 81.1. North Prairie Street, Bloomington, Ill.
WILLIAM PATRICK BYRNE ..... 859 Wfatertown Road, YVaterbury, Conn.
ANDREW PICKENS CALHOUN ............ Euclid Heights, Cleveland, O.
OLIVER LYANS CLARKE ...... 5013 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, La.
WALTER LYANS CLARKE ..... 5oI3 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, La.
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VVILLIAM CLARKE COIT ........... Lake Shore Boulevard, Cleveland, O.
LEIGHTON LIAMMOND COLEMAN. .116 East 58th Street, New York, N. Y.
BECKWITI-I COOK ................ 44 Sycamore Road, Hartford, Conn.
HENRX' SAGE FENIMORE COOPER ..... 96 Wfestern Avenue, Albany, N. Y.
VVALLACE GRAHAM CORNVIN. . .247 St. Ronan Street, New Haven, Conn.
THOMAS HOOICER COWLES ......... 1130 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Ill.
VVILLIAM VVALLACE CRAP0 ........ 180 Seminole Avenue, Detroit, Mich.
CLARKE XVILLIAM CROCKER .... 2301 Laguna Street, San Francisco, Cal.
JOHN BTOFFAT CUNNINGIIAM. .2889 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, Cal.
FAYETTE SAMUEL CURTIS, JR. . . .f. .Millwo0d, Wfestchester County, N. Y.
VVILLI.-XM l.VlClfINLEY DAVIS ........,................ Tacoma, Vtfash.
CLIVE CAMERON DAY ........... 109 Vtfoodlawn Avenue, Summit, N. J.
FRANCIS PERKINS DAY .... ...... 7 40 Carlton Avenue, Plainfield, N. J.
:HOWARD BRUSH DEAN ....... 264 Vtfest 73d Street, New York, N. Y.
THORNE DONNELLEY ........ 1309 VVest 73d Street, New York, N. Y.
AUSTIN DUNIIAM ............... 1030 Asylum Street, Hartford, Conn.
JOHIN VVILBUR DWIGHT, JR. ...................,...... Dryden, N. Y.
GEORGE LANE EDWARDS, JR. . .512 South Wfebster Avenue, Kirkwood, Mo.
SAMUEL EELLS .......... Overlook Road, Euclid Heights, Cleveland, O.
JOHN FRANKLIN ENGER ...... Marion Avenue, Avondale, Cincinnati, O.
JOHN VILLIERS FARWELL ....... 18 Wfest 86th Street, New York, N. Y.
ROBERT LEWIS FISHER ....... 403 St. Ronan Street, New Haven, Conn.
EDWARD XVILLIAMS GARFIELD .... Lake Shore Boulevard, Cleveland, O.
NEWELL GARFIELD ........... ...... A . .Vtfest Mentor, Lake County, O.
RUDOLPH GAREIELD ........ ........... . .. .West Mentor, O.
GEORGE CURTISS GILLETTE .... . . .9 Eld Street, New Haven, Conn.
FRANK STEVENS GOFF ...... .. .771 Rock Street, Fall River, Mass.
PAUL HYDE GRAVES .............. 625 Stevens Street, Spokane, VVaSh.
NATHANIEL TAYLOR GUERNSEY ........ 227 37th Street, Des Moines, Ia.
CARL HAMANN. . .. ............. 118 Viban Street, Mt. Vernon, N. Y.
EDMUND HENRY HAMANN ...... II8 Viban Street, Mt. Vernon, N. Y.
ATCHESON ADAIR LL-XRDEN 183d St. Sz Riverside Drive, New York, N. Y.
ROSS HZARDEN ...... I83d Street 81 Riverside Drive, New York, N. Y.
FREDOLIN GROSS HERBERT. .1829 VVest Wfalnut Street, Murphysboro, Ill.
BEERRIT HEMINWAY, 2D .......................... VVatertown, Conn.
BARTOXV LEWIS HEMINWAY .... .... W atertown, Conn.
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NELSON CHARLES HTENGER .... .................. X 7Vatertown, Conn.
GEORGE BURTON HOLLISTER ........ WVoodlaWn Crescent, Cincinnati, O.
ELYAH KENT HUBBARD ...... .... 3 Q7 High Street, Middletown, Conn.
HAZARD ROBINSON HYDE .......................... Englewood, N. J.
WALTER PHELPS JACOBS .......................... Watertown, -Conn.
ERWIN STRICKLAND JENNINGS. .63 Brooklawn Place, Bridgeport, Conn.
ROBERT LIVINGSTON JOHNSON ...... Huntington Place, Norwich, Conn.
WALLACE WILBUR JOHNSON. . .I44 Harrison Street, East Orange, N. J.
STODDARD PINTARD JOHNSTON. . .146 East 38th Street, New York, N. Y.
CARTER FESSENDEN JONES .... 434 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y.
HAROLD RITTENIIOUSE IQIEEN ........... Dublin Road, Greenwich, Conn.
SOLON CHESTER IQELLEY, JR. ........ 854 Main Street, Stamford, Conn.
DANIEL SHERRIL IQENT ...... 415 Humphrey Place, New Haven, ,COnn.
SAMUEL WALDRON LAMBERT, JR., I3o East 35th Street, New York, N. Y.
WALTER BALDWIN LANVRENCE .... 44 Vtfoodlawn Avenue, Summit, N. J.
HALLECIC LEFFERTS ........... 254 XfVest 74th Street, New York, N. Y.
EDWARD JAMES LOBDELL, JR. ...................... Greenwich, Conn.
CHARLES PINCKNEY LUCKEY .... 584 Orange Street, New Haven, Conn.
CHARLES ELIHU LYMAN, JR. ..................... Middlefield, Conn.
JOHN LYMAN .....,........ .................. . Middlefield, Conn.
ELMORE MCNEIL lWCKEE. . .
JOHN HOWARD ZMSALLON ....
HENRY NEIL MALLON. . .
PATRICK NIALLON .......
. . . . . . . . .Locust Drive, Summit, N. J.
234 McGregor Avenue, Cincinnati, O.
234 McGregor Avenue, Cincinnati, O.
234 McGregor Avenue, Cincinnati, O.
EDWIN WALDO BIARVIN ......... 36 VVoodlawn Street, Hartford, Conn.
GEORGE DWIGHT MATTIIIESSEN Adriance Avenue, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
JOHN FRIDELL NIETCALFE ...... 55 Central Park 'West, New York, N. Y.
HUMPIIREY MORRIS ........... 53 Edge Hill Road, New Haven, Conn.
ASA BURTON NELSON ............................... Derby Line, Vt.
JAMES LEROY NICICEL, JR. ............ Menlo Park, San Francisco, Cal.
WILLIAM IQENNETH NOBLE, JR. .. .420 VVayne Street, Fort Wfayne, Ind.
FREDERICK ELLIOT PELONSKY ....... I5 Mayfair Street, Roxbury,
JOHN DEWITT PELTZ ....... ....... 3 23 State Street, Albany,
CHARLES PITKIN PEPPARD ........ 3711 Gilliam Road, Kansas City, MO.
EUGENE AWARD POTTER, ......... 20 X-Vest 53d Street, New York, N. Y.
WEBSTER CLAY POWELL ...... 235 WVest IO3d Street, New York,
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PIERREPONT ISHAM PRENTICE ......................... Nyack, N. Y.
AUSTIN ROE PRESTON ...... 155 Park Place, East Aurora, N. Y.
HUGTI BERGESS REED ....... . . .
FRANCIS CLARKE REYBURN .......
. . . . . . . ,45 Forest Street, Hartford,
. . .1161 Prospect Avenue, Hartford,
.94 Hudson Terrace, Yonkers,
LUCIUS FRANKLIN ROBINSON, JR. .... 45 Forest Street, Hartford,
BARCLAY ROBINSON ........
CALDWELL COIT ROBINSON. .
JAMES HAMILTON ROBINSON .....
EDWARD VAN VOLKENBUIQG SANDS, 101 East 39th Street, New York,
1111 Park Avenue, Plainfield, N. J.
.4529 Lindell Avenue, St. Louis, Mo.
ROBERT HAYSHAM SAYRE, 3D. . .685 Delaware Avenue, S. Bethlehem, Pa.
PAUL BEAcH SESSIONS ............. 25 Bellevue Avenue, Bristol, Conn.
EDWARD DARLING SMEDLEY .... ................ B ronxville, N. Y.
GREGORY WATERMAN SPURR. .. ................. Sparkill, N. Y.
FREDERICK CLARKE STERLING .......... 141 East 26th Street, Erie, Pa.
JOSEPH SARSFIELD SWEENY ........ 323 Eighth Avenue, Spokane, VVash.
CHARLES PI-IELPS TAFT, 2D .... ......... 3 I Pike Street, Cincinnati, O.
CARR MEYSENBURG THOMAS ...... 200 Fifth Avenue, New York,
JOHN RANDOLPH THOMPSON, 3D .... 4415 Grand Boulevard, Chicago, Ill.
RICHARD COWLES THOMPSON .... 583 Orange Street, New Haven,
ALLAN TRAIN TRUMBULL ............. P. O. Box 133, Litchfield,
HERMON LEONARD UNDERHILL .......... Owego, Tioga County,
JOHN GRIEIPEN UNDERHILL .............. Owego, Tioga County,
WILLIAM BEEKMAN UNDERHILL, 120 East 40th Street, New York,
DAVID LANMAN VAN BUREN .... 55 West 71st Street, New York,
CURTISS ARTHUR VARIEL ..... 164 West Main Street, VVaterbury,
GEORGE CORYDON WAGNER, JR. .... 324 North E Street, Tacoma,
BENJAMIN STUART VVALCOTT
1743 22d Street, N. W., Washington,
ARVIN JESSE WVELCH ........... 209 Orchard Street, New Haven,
WILLIAM DWIGPIT WHITNEY ....................... Cornwall,
FRANKLIN XVARREN VVOLF ............. Hotel Puritan, Boston,
VVALTER REID VVOLF .................. Hotel Puritan, Boston,
HENRY HOWARD HOUSTON VVOODWVARD. .Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.
KENNETI-I PTAZEN WOOLSON ......................... Springfield, Vt.
COURTNEY RICHARD YOUNG. .1740 18th Street, N. VV., Washington, D. C.
ARTHUR LATHROP ZERBEY .......................... 'Wilkesbarre, Pa.
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I THE SCHOOL islnow about to begin what may be called a
I third era in its history. It has passed through the smallness
and struggles of the Pelham Manor era, it has closed the
era of greater beginnings at W'atertown and now soon the
third will begin, the era of what ?-it is the future, and we cannot tell.
Taft School was founded in the fall of 1890, in the village of Pel-
ham Manor, VVestchester County, New York, by Horace Dutton Taft, fl
graduate of Yale College in the Class of 1883, and for some years a
tutor of that institution. .
As might be expected, the first years of the school had aa very small
enrollment, there being but seventeen boys and three masters at the
beginning, who were quartered in several neighboring cottages. Organ-
ized athletic teams, in so small a school, were of course, practically
impossible, but yet attempts were 1nade both on the gridiron and on the
diamond, and it was in these first efforts that the Taft spirit became a
vital part of every fellow.
The third year after its founding, the school was removed to Water-
town, Connecticut, a quiet, country village located in the southernmost
ridges of the Berkshires. It was admirably adapted by nature to the
purpose, and the building chosen, the old VVarren house, was in many
respects almost ideal for a use of this kind.
From that time on athletics began to be thoroughly organized, and
the school teams grew in number and prowess. Teams from other
schools were met and since victory has come far more often than defeat,
a feeling of pride for the school was instilled, which, it can but be hoped,
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will always serve as an inspiration for school honor. Moreover, the
attention of the school has not altogether been turned toward athletics,
but much effort and ability has been put into musical, dramatic, literary
and various other kinds of activities, all of which have become more
numerous and more efficient, particularly in recent years.
In the fall of 1908 the first part of the Annex was completed, and
in two years it was triple its original size. The new gymnasium was
ready for occupancy in january, 1911, and in February, 1912 it was
announced that the subscription for the last bond had arrived, thus com-
pleting the incorporation of the school. During the last year the walls
of the new building have risen foot by foot, and it is expected that next
fall will see the whole school under one roof.
Yet, amidst all the joy and excitement of moving into the new
surroundings, the closing of the second era in the history comes not
without a certain touch of sadness. The two buildings, under whose
roofs the present reputation of the school was formed, will always be
a strong proof of the fact that personality, above all else, makes a real
school. It only remains to be seen what the future will bring with
its additional asset of perfect equipment, added to the school spirit.
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bchoul closes Un l'TlW.'f ur "at . 'mal
Sept. I Metcalfe arrives.
IS School opens with forty-three new boys and two new masters.
IQ Football practice starts.
Senior class elections: Sayre, Presidentg Benner, Vice-Presi-
dentg Dunham, Secretary and Treasurer.
20 Mr. Charles Horse makes 'his first appearance.
First T. A. A. meeting-VV. 'Wolf elected Assistant Football
23 Nigger Clarke decides to play football.
25 First T. S. C. S. meeting-Burr elected Secretary.
28 Meriden game cancelled. Secretary of T. S. C. S. resigns
football managership, and Thompson is elected.
29 Mr. Bacon's football clothes arrive.
30 Mr. Bacon decides that tennis is an excellent sport after all.
Upper middle class elections-Lefferts, Presidentg XV. Wfolf,
Vice-Presidentg Metcalfe, Secretary and Treasurer.
Oct. 'I Burr, Cowles. and Davis appointed Rah! Rah! boys.
5 Kent 14, Taft 12.
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T. A. A. meeting-Cowles elected Hockey Manager and Pres-
ton Assistant Basketball Manager.
Metcalfe elected Baseball Captain-'ATO him that hath, shall
be given." '
Taft 76, Mackenzie O5 Bunker finds friends among his
Dunham resigns from presidency of T. S. C. S. Taft elected.
Curtis and F. 'Wolf bring out the Oracle.
Davis gives Benner fthe motorcycle fiendj a ride in his new
"Mercie mel' 60.
Football-Taft 40, Gunnery O. XVestover is in the grand-
stand, and some of the heroes have tea.
Andrews asks Mr. XVard for permission to borrow some of
McKee's new hair tonic. Mr. Wfard says, "There is
nothing in it."
Taft 33, Cheshire o-Trumbull is entertained at the Elton
by Miss Pelonsky and friend.
Lefferts and Bowles elected to Annual board.
Taft 26, Riverview 13, Byrne invites female 'Waterbury to
witness game. '
Football trip-Pomfret 16, Taft o. QI-low have the mighty
Taft 2d 52, Wlestminster 2d O.
Burr saves the Infirmary.
'Warren cup presented. Lefferts makes prize speech.
New football song. Burr has his troubles.
Second football trip-Taft 7, St. Paul's 6.
Andrews loses a hair, only 960 left now.
Bunker has record day: Forgets to call to Bill during 5
o'clock study period.
Taft 43, W'estniinster 7. Gee, we hate to do it. Tteaj for
some of the players after the game.
The Honor System is born, but the denierit system has been
Bourne for a long time.
Last football game-Taft 2d 26, Pawling 2d o.
Scandal in Mr. Bunker's room.
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Only Q59 now Csee November IID.
Somebody goes skating. Bet it wasn't Lob.
Class for hunchbacks starts. Mr. Weltoii unanimously
Football dance. The alumni return, and some of the fussers
get angry. Thompson leaves for Christmas vacation.
The rest of the school decide to go home.,
One hundred and thirty-two members of Taft School vow
never to get on bounds again.
Farwell breaks his vow Qsee Istj.
Some of the elite go to,lVestover. "Cab, lady ?"
First basketball game-Taft 60, Crosby High 33.
Burr, Benner and Davis elected as Class Day Committee.
Eight hundred and one leftg get some more hair tonic, Gus.
Qsee Nov. 25.5
Basketball-Taft 23, Hartford High 22.
Mr. G. Wfeld entertains hopefuls Cfor particulars see C.
The eight immortals meet.
Basketball-Taft 65, Hopkins Grammar 4.
Class games start. Seniors give little upper-middlers the
horse laugh. T
Scandalous-a fight in the Christian Society meeting.
Basketball-Stamford 25, Taft 22. The "Hell-Dodgers"
again. ' .
Basketball walk-Lefferts loses some of his apparel and comes
in the back way.
Hockey players skate on ice instead of mud, they win-Taft
Basketball-Taft 32, Yale Freshmen 24.
Baby Vlfells born and refuses to adopt French as her mother
Hockey-Taft 4, Vlfatertown o.
Bunker, F. Vlfolf, Coleman and Lawrence become some of
the "Annual" boarders of the Taft School.
Hockey-Taft 17, Yale Scrub o. Basketball-Taft 23,
34 THE TAFT ANNUAL 1913
Feb. I3 lcicles make it too cold for Andrews in Greek class.
I4 Underhill gets a valentine.
I5 Hockey-Taft 5, Pawling o. Basketball-Taft 15, Pawling 20.
Oh you Hampton quartette Saturday night!
I7 Bunker and Davis acquire sudden dignity.
18 Hockey-Taft 5, Wfatertown 1.
IQ Basketball-Taft 24, C. L. I. ro.
21 The XVashington's Birthday dance. NV. Wolf "wakes" up.
22 Bunker loses his dignity. CSee I7tl1.D
Taft 46, Alumni IQ
24 Hockey team defeats New Haven 5-2.
26 Hockey team defeats Harstrom I3-I.
27 Dunham gets a birthday cake Cthey couldnit get all the candles
March 1 Basketball-Taft 48, St. Paul's 14.
2 Mclieelelectecl Captain of Hockey team for 1914.
3 "Ponce de Leon" takes the Hockey team to Gunnery and they
win 4-o. He returns a "great man."
5 The f'VVhy-Hre-us" picture taken and others.
6 Handball team humiliated by the lightning rapidity of the
9 Cooper feeds the school.
1 1 School picture taken.
I4 The Panama research expedition leaves.
IQ A relief party is sent after them.
April 2 School reopens.
4 The Panama expedition returns, but floods detain Cincin-
5 I. Thompson saw his first wedding and got 48 demerits.
9 Baseball-Taft 16, Wlatertown 2.
I2 Thompson gets off two demerits.
I3 Confirmation by Bishop Lloyd.
I4 Gun Club becomes coed and Curtis almost resigns.
I7 Bunker is given his annual bath. CT-Ie didn't enjoy it.j
I8 Yale Freshmen 15, Taft 3.
21 Nlfoodchopping at Quassapaug-Taft vs. Wfestover.
A noise is heard at Bethlehem.
IQI3 THB TAFT ANNUAL 35
Baseball-Taft 6, C. L. I 3.
Reduced to 48. Andrews at last tries a new hair tonic.
The play was "Going Some."
St. Paulls 9, Taft 5.
Professor Taft addresses school.
K'Cowboy" goes on a tobacco jag.
Donnelley and Bowles try out for the fire department.
Baseball-Taft 4, Harstrom 4.
The hirsute gentleman leaves.
Trumbull gets 'em. ,
Baseball trip-Taft 4, Choate 2.
Class meet-Upper-middlers win, records are broken by
Cooper and RN. Clarke.
Cowles gets a privilege!
Mr. G. Wfeld tries to amuse Hazel and Robert by dressing up
as an Indian.
O. Clarke gets lem, too. CSee May 1.1
Track team wins in dual meet with Hartford High-score
Baseball team defeats Kent 3-I.
Baseball team wins from New Haven High I5-5.
Tennis team loses to Hartford High 4-2.
Alumni Day! "Grads" win baseball game IO-8. "How it
has all changed!" r
Baseball team 15, Cheshire 2.
Senior Class picture-Andrews comes out of the inhrmary.
Byrne gets two helpings of strawberry shortcake.
Taft 7, Gunnery 2.
Annual goes to press.
The fates unroll the scroll.
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IQI3 T1-:E TAFT ANNUAL
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THE TAPT ANNUAL IQI3
Former tlfficcrs of thc Taft Athlctic Association
1 89 5-1 896
1 902-1 903
PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT
A. C. Harrison, .First Term
C. VV. Andrews, Second Term
C. VV. Andrews, Third Term
C. A. Brayton
H. S. Hotchkiss
R. H. Townshend
G. Lear, 2d
R. D. Patterson
G. H. Baldwin
D. B. Trumbull
T. I. Driggs
I. M. Townsend, Jr.
Geo. L. Emmons
Chas. F. Mills
L. M. W'iggin
Alfred Cowles. 3d
O. B. La Cour
I. T. Blossom
O. L. Guernsey
5 C. Gordon '
TO. H. Guthrie
QP. H. Guthrie
C' Gratz Dent
C. S. Goodrich
G. M. Brown
H. F. Sperry
H. XV. Dun, Ir.
L. B. Mattieon
H. P. Bingham
SECRETARY AND TREASURER
E. H. Tefft
E. H.. Tefft
E. H. Tefft l
XV. T. Townshend
I. D. Perkins
D. C. Bunn
I. E. Doran
XV. S. Taft
M. G. Merwin
R. E. Scragg
T. Lilley R.
I. B. Stapler C. B. XValler
O. B. La Cour E. F. Phelan
il. T. Blossom 5P. D. Fullerton
if D. M. Claghorn Y C. M. Baxter
John Garheld O.
H. I. Crocker, jr. P.
R. H. Sayre, 3d C.
V. A. Benner
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Taft Athletic Association
EVERY STUDENT A MEMBER
President .,.... ................ ...... A . DUNHAM
Vice-President .... .... R . B. SAYRE, 313.
Secretaffy-T1'easm'e1' ...- C. V- A- BENNER
40 THE TAFT ANNUAL 1913
Former Captalns and Managers, 1891-1913
1891 XNM. TATLOCK 1898 PAUL XIVELTON IQO5 E. I. SANGER
1892 J. H. WELCH 1899 PAUL XIVELTON 1906 T. LILLEY
1893 A, C. HARRISON IQOO CHAS. SHERWOOD, IR. 1907 I. B. STAPLER
1894 C. A. BRAYTON 1901 CHAS. SHERWOOD, IR 1908 E P. PHELAN
1895- R. TOWNSHEND IQO2 NVALTER HART 1909 O. B. LA COUR
1896 J. B. LEAR 1903 GUY C. CLEVELAND 1910 O. L. GUERNSEY
I897iC. LLOYD 1904 L. B. MA'111S0N 1911 O. L. GUERNSEY
G. LEAR IQI2 A. DUNHAM
1891 WM. TATLOCK 1899 C. S. GOODRICH 1906 H. HULL
1892 T. S. MCLANE 1900 G. H. BALDW1N 1907 L. M. W1cG1N
1893 A. D. GILLETTE IQOI VV. S. TAFT 1908 ALFRED COVVLES, 3D
1894 H. VV. CHAMBERS 1902 PERCY VV. HOLTER 1909 J. T. BLOSSOM
1895 H. S. HO1cHK1SS 1903 J. M. TOXVNSEND IQIO T. A. CONNORS
1896 D. XfVELcH IQO4 GEO. L. EM111ONS IQII P. CALHOUN, JR.
1897 LOR1Nc FARNAM 1905 H. P. B1NcHA11 IQIZ-S H. BURR
1898 A. R. LAIVIB f 1. THOMPSON
ISQZ XV. BRAYTON 1898 I. E. M1XNN 1906 R. C. DEM1Nc
1893 5 L. EMERSON 1899 PAUL XVELTON 1907 R. C. DEM1Nc
YG. PERKINS 1900 PAUL XVELTON IQO8 C. S. NIUNSON
18941 T. S. MAFFITT IQOI C. SHERXVOOD, IR. 1909 G. E. STEVENS, JR.
C. A. BRAYTON IQO2 GUY C. CLEVELAND IQIO I. T. BLOSSOM
1895 A. H. FARNHAM 1903 GUY C. CLEVELAND IQII F. E. ANDREXVS
1896 XV. H. GUTHRIE 1904 GUY C. CLEVELAND 1912 O. L. GUERNSEY
1897 R. TOXVNSHEND 1905 GEO. .L. EAIMONS 1913 J. P. METCALEE
1892 E. L. BROWNIELL 1899 I. D. PER1c1NS, JR. 1906 CHAS. P. MILLS
1893 I. H. WVELOH IQOO R. D. PATTERSON IQO7 H. L. FOLSO11
1894 A. D. GILLETTE 1901 HOWARD TAFT 1908 C. B. XV.-XLLER
1895 XV. T, TOVVNSHEND IQO2 GEORGE M. BROWN 1909 I. XX7. B1AILLIARD
1896 H. S. HO1cH1:1SS 1903 MARCUS G. MERW1N 1910 R. XV. WOLF
1897 PAUL BARNET 1904 CHARLES D. MILLS IQII I. N. GARE1ELD
1898 H. B. STODDARD 1905 XV. H. HUNTA, IR, IQI2 H. H. T11'111ANN. IR.
1913 R. B. SAYRE, 3D
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1901 ROGER E. ALLING 1905 SHERMAN H. PERRY 1909 ALFRED COWLES, 3D
1902 WVALBRIDGE S. TAFT 1906 S. H. PERRY 1910 T. A. CONNERS
1903 MARCUS G. MERXX'IN 1907 R. C. DERIING 1911 F. E. ANDREWS
1904 R. SANFORD 1908 JULIUS B. SMITH IQI2 C. V. A. BENNER
. IQI3 C. V. A. BENENR
1901 JOHN E. DORAN 1905 GEORGE L. EMMDNS A1909 T. A. CONNERS
1902 IOHN D. C0MER 1906 H. P. B1NGHAM 1910 D. M. CLAGHORN
1903 JAMES M.T0WNSEND 1907 HENRY HULL IQII B. M. IEN1c1NS
1904 R. E. SCRAGG 1908 CARL H. HANNA 1912 I. R. SHELDON
IQI3 T. H. CONVLES
1905 HUG0 ARNSTEIN 1908 CHARLES B. VVALLER IQII F. KNAPP
1906 STUYVESANT PEABODY 1909 VV. A. ROGERS IQI2 PAUL LOUGHRIDGE
IQO7 STUYVESANT PEABODY IQIO C. M. BAXTER 1913 H. S. F. COOPER
IQO5 GEORGE L. EMM0NS IQO8 D. C. WVARNER 1911 A. DUNHAM
1906 CHARLES D. MILLS 1909 E. F. PHELAN IQI2 A. DUNHAIVI
1907 D. C. XVARNER IQIO K. M0NTEA0LE IQI3 VV. M. DAVIS
1909 I. T. BLOSSOM IQIO C. M. BAXTER 1912 P. CALHOUN, IR.
1911 P. CALHOUN, IR. 1913 H. LEFFERTS
IQO9 I. W. FRENCH 1910 N. L. MCLAREN IQI2 H. I. CR0c1cER, IR.
IQII I. N. GARE1ELD 1913 H. L. UNDERHILL
1908 F. MCN. RANSOM IQIO D. M. CLAGHORN 1912 H. LEFFERTS
1909 A. H. MAN, IR. IQII 'W. R. ALLEN 1913 H. LEFFERTS
1908 A. H. BEARD 1910 WV. R. PARMELY IQI2 I. D. HOX'T
1909 A. L. BARBOUR IQII D. R. COLEMAN IQI3 C. P. TAFT, 2D
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President ......... .............. . . . B. ROBINSON
Vice-P1'csz'deut ...... ......... H . B. REED
Serratary-T1'easw'er . .. ............ .... S . VV. LAMBERT, JR.
Babcock Jennings Lambert Gillette
Fisher Spurr johnson, XY Hubbard
Bourne, E. Mallon, P. Reed Luckey
Crocker Thomas Variell Marvin
Dwight Van Buren Kent 'Woolson
Hamann, E. Ashworth Wfhitney Heminway, B.
Prentice Peppard Young Dean
Robinson, B. jones Bassett Matthiessen
Record of All Football Games
TAFT VS. ISQZ 1893 IBQ4 1895 1896 1897 1S98i1899 1900 1901 IQO2 1903 IQO4 1905 1906 1907 IQO8 1909 19,110 1911 1912
Alumni ,,,,,,,.,. .... .... .... 4 - o 18-10 .... Io-0 .. , 0-13
AnS0nia H. S ..... .... 1 4-0. .... .... 3 0-0 .... . . 1. ..., , , ,,
Betts Academy ..... .. .... 22-O 6-2,4 .... 21-5 ....
Black Hall ........ .... .... .... 1 4 - o 32-o 21-0 .... ..., ...1 ,... .... .... .... . . .
Boardman H. S ..... .... .... I .... .... .... .... , . . . ..,, 0 - 6 .... .... .... .... ,.., .... .... .... .... .... . . . .
Bridgepiirt H. S .... . .... ,. . , .... ..., .... .... .... 1 1 - 0 .... 2 8-0 I1-I2 3-0 23-0 57 .0 5-0 .... .... .... . . .. . . . .
Cheshire ..............,.... .... . . 26-0 6-0 10-0 20-0 . . . . . . 17-0 23-0 .... .... .... .... .... 2 c, - 0 -15-o 23-0129-0 30-3 ll-5 22-0 32-0
Choate ...................... . . . .... .... .... .... .... . . .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ..,. .... .... .... .... 1 9 - 0 . . . ,
Conn. Agricultural Co1lege.,. .... ,, .... .... .... . . . .... 0-11 .... .... ..., .... W .... ,,,, .,., .... .... . . , , . , , ,
Gunnery ............. ........ .... 4 8 -0 42-0 . . . .. .,.. 18-0 6-5 6-5 11-11 40-o 24-0 0-0 10-0 O-18 11-5 , , , , 40-0
Hackley ..................... .... .... .,.. .... .... ..,. .... .... .... .... ' .... .... .... 3 5 - 0 ,,,, , . , .
Hartford H. S. .... .... .... .... .... . . . . . 0-17 5-6 .... .... .... 0 - to c-5 6-10 .... . ,,
I-lillhouseH.S .... .... 1:-1611-0 .... . ,... .... . .. ,,,, ..., ,
Hil1sideA.C .... ,... 2 2-0 4-O .... .... .... . . , .... .... .... .... .... .... . . . .
Holbrook ......... .. ..., . . . ,,.. .... .... .... ..., .... .... . 1 1 - 5 .... 6 - 6 c-18 6-5 6-16 .. . ,
Hopkins G.S ..... .. 4-2 58-0 .... ,... 2 Q70 .... .... . . 1c,-5 .... 18-0 .... .... .... . . ,
Hotchkiss. ..... .... o '22 6-38 O-26 a-24 ..., 0-22 0-21 o-64 , .... .... .... .... .... .... .,.. . , , ,
Kent ........... . . .... .... .,.. .... ..., .... .... . . . .... .... .... .... .... 1 6 - 0 1 2 - 1 4
Mackenzie ..... .. .... .... .... . . . .. . .... .... .... .... . . 0 -0 8-o 5-0 76-O
llfleriden High ..... ....I .... .... . . . .... .... ,,,, 5 - 5 Il-0126-Z 36-6 ... .
NaugatuckH.S .... ,... . .... .... 2 2-0 9... ,,,, .... .... . . ,,
New HavenH.S ........ ..., .... . . . .. 6-18 5-6 0-0 21-0 5-0 . ,,
N. Y. A. C. Juniors .... 4-8 .... . .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... . . . .
Pawling ............... .. .. .... .. .... .... .... .... .... 0 - Q 0 -180-16....
POI1'AfY6iZ .............. .... . . . 6-2 .... ...- .... ---- ---- --.. I C - 3 .... c - 17
Po1tChester H.S .... . .... .. .... .... 4 o-0 .... .... , . .... ,... .
Ridge ............... .... .... .... .... .... 1 1 - 0 2 5-J . . . .... .... .... .... .... . . . .
Riverview .......... .. 5-0 6-o 17-6 17-o .... .... , .. 5-17 6-10 c-0 L-5 24-2 26-13
St. Paul's Church ..... .,. .... .... 1 8-o C-6 ' .... .... .... .... . . . .... . ... . . ..
St. Paul's School ..... .. . .... O-2X C-XI i 14-10 0-5 . .. L-0 7-6
Thomaston ............... .... . .. 0-0 0-I9 ..,. i .... .... .... .... . . . .
TorringtonH.S ............... .... . . .. .... .... - -- .... 67-o ..
TrinityScho0l .......... .... ..... . 1 6-.4 .... .... .. .... .... , ,
University School, Bridgeport ..... .... .... .... 3 8 - 0 .. . ..
UpsonSen1inarv ...,.,........ .... o-0 .. ..
Waterbury H. .S ..,............ 22-0 .... 0-0 .... .... 6 -6 . . ... i .... 5-0 .
Vllaterbury Y.M.C.A .... .. 0-12 .... .... .... .... .... . . . i ..
Watertown .:. ...... ..... . .. .... 22-0 18-o .... . . .... . .
Watertown Firemen .,... .... . ..36-0 .... . .... .... .... .... . . . .... .
Wesleyan IQI5 ......... .. . .... . .. ..., .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ..... 3 5 - 0 . . . .
Westminster ......... ,.., . ., .... .... 5 -5 6-16 0-29 I8-O 12-0 5-8 c-12 11-0 ..,. i35-0 43-7
Wilson 81 Kellogg ..... 6-4 .. .... .... . . .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ,... .... ,,., L ,,,, , , , ,
Yale 1896 .......... .... ..., 0 - 6 .... c.-14 .... .... .. .... . .... .... .... .... . . .
Yale 1901 ...... - . . .... . . . 6-0 11-0 .... Q5-o .... .... .... . . .. ..
Yale l'Scrub" .,.... .... . . ,. .. o-8 .... . .. . 5-0 .... 5-0 j 0-28 0-0 6-0 ... . .. ... .
0-0 I 0-10
Scored by Taft .... . 26 48 24 70 218 138 61 QQ 54 34 72 103 73 210 142 53 62 66 103 I187 235
SC01'ed against Taft .... 16 18 2 44 38 76 32 5 33 50 114 117 67 IO 21 61 57 55 35 8 7 57
Record of All Baseball Games
1893 1894 ISQS 1896 1897 18981 1899 IQCO
IQOI IQD2 I 1903
1908 IQOQ IQIOI
Betts Academy ........
Black Hall .............
Boardman M. T. H. S..
Booth. ................ .
Bridgeport H. S .......
Colony Club .,.....
Conn. Lit. Inst ......
Cutler ........ .......
Danbury tLeaguei .....
Gunnery ...... .......
Harstriim ...... . . .
Hartford High ......
Hillhouse H. S .....
Hillside A. C .....
Hopkins G. S .....
Hotchkiss. ..... .
Ki11g's School .....
Meriden 1-I. S ........
Middletown H. S ....
Morris Cove ........
Mount Pleasant ....
Naugatuck I-I. S ....
New Haven H. S ....
New Rochelle ......,
New Rochelle M. A ..
Oakville A. C .......
Sacred Heart .....
S. S. S. '09 ..............
Springlielcl H. S .......
Stamford I-I.S ..,......
St. Elmo Club .........
st. Paul's CGarden cnyif I Q.
Torrington I-I. S ,...........
.. ...I 3-7
1 . I-12
3 13-16 .... 1 ....
z I4 5
TriangleA.C .... 15-5113-18
21-3 .... i
'Hi "fo 51653 .... 1
12-4 .... N Q3..
. . . zo-4
6-9 I-7 7-5
c.-3 .... 11-3
1 .1 7'-4
I.. 'II jig
.1-1 .. 2-I
O-7 .... 6-4
0-4 6-4 .... 18-4 ....
5-2 . . 9-7
11-9 o-2 3-7.... 6-4
1 1 3
Trilbys fYaley .......,....,...... .. 15-7
Trinity Freshmen. .....
University School, Bridgeport .....
ffl. IIII II 5.113
Waterbury High School ......... 2-19 7-3 .. .... .... . . . 18-7 . . .... .... . . 3-z .
Waterbury Y, M. C. A ........ .... .... .... 57 - 4 . . 16-3 .... 2-3 9-5 .... . .. .... .. .. . . .
Watertown .....,..,....... .. .... ..., . .... .... .... 2 Q - 14 .... .... .... . . ... ....
Westminster ............ .. 21-5 15-5 3-4 14-3 Q-I 2-4 6-S .... 5-2
Vlfesleyan Freshmen ..... . .... . .... 6-14 .... .... .... .... . 5 -7
WesleyanD.K.E ...... .. .... .. .. . . .... . ....I3'I.... .
Woodbury ............ .. 8-7 .. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... . . . . . . .
Yale College ...... . .... . .... 1-5 .... .... .... 2 - 9 4-18 .... .. 6-6 .
Yale Freshmen .... .... . 6-3 4-6 5-2 I-13 . . 7'3 .... 4-10 .... .... .
Yale juniors ....... .... .... .... .... .... .... 3 - 3 . . ..
YaleLa.1vSchool... ,... .... . .. 6-5 .... ..
Yale 1896 .......... . . 4-11 . . . .... .... .... . . . .
Yale 1898 ........ .... . . i11-5 5-4 .... . ..
Yale 1899 .... . . . .. 8-6 1 1-.1 .... . . . . .
Yale 1901 .... . .... .... 1 4-2 .... .
Yale 1905 ...... .... .... .... . .... .... 6 - 6 .
Yale IQO4 S .... .... . 13-25 14-7 . . .... . . .
Yale IQO3 .... .... 4 -7 . . .... ....
Yale 1912 ...... .... . .... . .... . . .... .. ..,. 1-8
Yale 11915 ....... . . .... . .... .... .... c-13
Yale "Scrub" . rc-17 .... . 9-5 i .... 6-5 .... 3-1 11-12
YaleU.G.G. ..... .. .... 12-10 . ..,. . . .
Yale Wanderers .... .... . .. .... .... .. .... .... .... . .I. 13-3
Scored by Taft ....... . 79 25 73 86 138 4Q 125 82 48 110 177 S6 166 I 8: 60 i 53 SI 51 61 56
Scored aga1nstTaft .... . 114 37 51 117 3.1. 53 41 53 61 164 Q4 Q3 98 oo ICI 45 36 31 48 78
Scores of All Basketball Games
TAM' VS. 1909 IQIO 1911 1912 1913 TAFT vs. Iotg I IQID 1911 1912 IQI3
Alumni ........................ .... .... .... .... 4 6 - 1 9 Pawling ...... .... . . . . 28-14 15-20
Bridgeport High School ....... .... .... 7 7 -15 .... Poly. Prep .... .... .... 3 1 -12 ....
ChCSlllfC . .................,... 5 18-43 ..,. 45-25 45-27 23-12 Ridgeheld .... .... .... 4 9 -19 66-23
I 21-18 Sanford ...... 35-13 37-6 .. . . . . ,
Choate ..... .. .... g35-14 .... .... . . Stamford .... .... .... . . . 22-25
26-34 St. Paul'S ...........,...... .... .... 1 7 -zo 19-18 48-14
Collegiate ............. .... .... . .1 5-17 .... Trinity ...........,,..,...... .... .... 2 3 -18 ....
Conn. Literary Inst ....... .. ...1 .... . 43-19 24-ro VVaterbury Y. M. C. A. II .... 22-18 . .... .. . . .
Crosby High School ..... .. 24-31 2c,-311 .... .... 6 11-28 Vlfesleyan IQI2 ............... 19-38 . .. .... .. . .
Dean Academy ......... .... .... .... 1 c, - ZQ .... Vlfesleyan Freshmen ...... .... . . g 33-31 28-26 .
Greenwich ............ .... .... 2 5 -zo .... .... 3 2-21
Gunnery ........ .... 1 9-17 19-14 Wesleyan 1914 ........ .... . .... 2 8-22
Hartford High .......,.... .... .... .... 2 3 - 22 Westminster ..... . . 22'I6 . .... . . . . . . .
Heathcote Hall .........,.... .... 3 6-11 .... .... .... X ' ale Freshmen ..... .... . .. 14-32 .. . 32-24
Hopkins Grammar School ..... .... .... 6 5 -4 536-6 V
K. O. K. A. II. .. ... .......... 16-zo 55-5 .... ..., X 'ale "Scrub" , . .... 21.-19 37-11 .. . .
MnCkeHZie .......... .... 2 6-39 .11-7 T l
Outlaws Okralej '-... . . . 23'-3 39-4 otal .... , . 15c-21:41 274-194 402-2111 447-240 424-201
Record of All Hockey Games
TAFT VS. IQDI IQO2 1903 1904 IQOS 1906 1907 IQOS 1909 IQIO 1911 1912 1913
All COnneCtiCutS ..... .... 2 -o 9-1 1-.1 6-9 4-6 4-1
Alumni ............. .... . .. .... .... .... .... 3 - 2 . . ..
Black Hall., .,.... . 9-0 .... .... .... .... . . .
Bridgeport H. S .... . .... 1-3 .... .
Cheshire .......... . . .... ,... 8 -0 6-1
Clippers ........ .. o-o 4-o ....
Fifteen Club .,,. . .... .... .... .... 7 - 5
Greenwich .... .... 3 -0 .... .... . .. .... .. .,
Gunnery ..... .... . .. 1440 .... .... . .. 4-o
Harstrtim .,,.... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 3 - a 2 - 3 1 3-1
Hartford H. S ...... .... 1 -1 o-1 5-Q 4-a 8-o 4-2 .... 15-3 ....
Hillhouse H. S ......... 2-o .... .... .... .... .... .... . . . . . .
Hopkins Grammar ..... 1-1 1-o 2-0 . .... .... .. ..
Hotchkiss ............ 2-6 .... . .... .. ....
Litchfield ............ .... ' .... . 4-J 9-o . . . . . . . . .
Middletown High .... ... ... .... .... .... .... .... 8 - o . ... ...
Morristown ......... .... .... .... .... .... 4 - 5 .... .... ....
New Haven H. S ..... . . . 2-1 2-o 2-1 7-2 IL-1 .... 9-0 5-o 5-2
Pawling ............ .... .... .... .... .... .... .... . . . .... . . . . 7 -o
Pomfret ............ c-3 o-8 .... .... ,... 3 - 1 .... .. 2-4 . . . .
Riverview .....,...... .... .... .... 6 - 1 .... .... .... .... ....
Springfield H. S, .,..... .... 4-o zo-o 18-o .. 2-1
Trinity Freshmen ..... 6-o .... .... ....
Trinity ............... .... .... 6 -1 .... .... . ..
Waterbury H. S. .. .... .... 1 5-a .... .... .... . . ..
Watertowvn ....... 2-o 2-1 12-1 5-o 3-1 6-1 5-1 4-o 5-
Wesleyan Cubs .... .... . .. .,.. .... .... 2 - 1 .... .
Westminster ...... .... 1 1-1 ,. ..
Yale 1go1 ........ 3-1 .... .. .... .... .
Yale 1904 ........ 4-1 .... .... .... .... .... . . . . ..
Yale IQOQ ......... .... .... .... .... 6 - 1 .... .... .... ....
Yale Freshmen ..... .... .... 2 1 2-6 8-.4 c-1 1-3 1-7 5-1 ....
Yale Scrubs ...... , , 15-1 o-3 6-1 .... .... .... .... .... .... 1 7 - o
Y8.le19o7 ........ .... 2 -4 .... .... .... .... . . . ,....
Yale 1912 .... . .. .......,........ ........ .... .... .... .... . . 4 - 1 13-2
Yale 1913 ..................................... .... .... .... .... .... 2 - 1 7 " 3
Scored by Taft ....... 35 6 9 6 84 41 45 20 23 24 36 62 SQ
Scored against Taft .... 3 IO 4 18 3 9 6 7 q 27 5 22 5
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AUST1N DUNHA11 JOHN R. THOMPSON
The Football Team
Left End ..... ........... E . V. SANDS, 19143 N. BTALLON IQI3
Left Tackle .... ........................ - -X. H. BUNKER 1913
Left GTVZCIVCZ ..... .... - X. T. TRUMBULL, 19133 G. L. EDWARDS, 1914
Center ........ ......................... 1 LX. DUNII.-XM 1913
Right Guard .... ....... S . C. IXTELLEY 1913
Right Tackle ..... ............ .... R . H. S.xY1zE, IQI3
Right End ...... ........................... C . P. TAF1, 2D,, 1913
Qua1'te1'bacle .... .... C . V. A. BENNER, IQI32 T. H. COWLES, 1913
Left Halfbczcle .... ....................... I . F. NTETC.-XLFE, 1914
Pullback ........ .... N . G1xR1f1121.D, 1914: G. M. BRUSH, 1914
Right Halfbacle. .. .... T. DONNELLEY, IQISQ E. C. AT1q1NS, 1915
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The Football Season Review
HIE team of IQI2 thoudh it commenced the season by a defeat
school has ey C1 tuined out vvltll only tive letter nien as a
: .......: I ,... E 4 7 9-
from Kent, has the reputation of being one of the best the
.-A"'.'-A foundation, the team was hammered into shape from an inex-
perienced but resolute squad, and rolled up large scores on Mackenzie,
Gunnery, Cheshire, and Riverview. Pomfret with a better and veteran
team inflicted the only other defeat, while the team in the best-played
game of the year proved itself superior to St. Paul's. The climax of
the season was capped by the crushing defeat of Xvestminster, when Taft
netted a score, unparalleled in the past, of seven touchdowns.
RESULTS OF GAMES
Taft .. .. I2 Kent ....... .. I4
Taft . . . . 76 Mackenzie .... , . 0
Taft . . .... 40 Gunnery .. . . . . O
Taft . . . . 32 Cheshire . . . . . O
Taft . . . . 26 Riverview . . . . I3
Taft .. . . O Pomfret .. . .. I6
Taft .... .. 7 St. Paul's .. .. 6
Taft . . ,... 43 Wfestminster . . . . 7
Taft 236 .... ...,........... O pponents 57
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The Second Football Team, 1912
The Second Team, heretofore something only for the First to grind
to pieces, proved itself worthy of no little praise. Not only was this
eleven the First Team's most valuable asset, but it also gained itself
honor by adding' to the season's list two more overwhelming defeats.
Left Etta' ....
Left Tackle ....
Left Guard. ..
Cen ter ........
Right Guard ....
Right Tackle. .
Right End. ..
Taft Second .
Taft Second .
Captain, ELMORE M. BTCTQEE
........... . ............ NELSON, R. JOHNSON
. . XV. CLARKE
... .1-7. VVOLF
. . . . .BARTLETT
HA. HARDEN, FARXVELL
. . . .CALHOUN
. . . ........... COIT
RESULTS OF GAMES
. . . . . . . 52 Tlfestminstei' Second . . . . . O
.. 26 Pawling Second .
THE FIRST TEAM
ASC, 17 YGQTS 6 11101111155 T1'Ffg'71f,. 155 poundsg height, 5 feet II inches.
THE SECOND TEAM
Age, 16 years 8 months, 'ze'c1',Q'Izt, 1.15 poundsg Izcjight, 5 feet 9 inches.
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Individual Football Review
APTAIN DUN HAM showed great improvement over his
last year's work, and especially on the defense. Not only
may he be classed as one of Taft's greatest centers, but he
may also be put on the list of Taftis greatest players.
Atkins has the makings of a very valuable man. On account of his
age, however, it was not thought advisable to use him much last fall,
but a lot is expected of him in future seasons.
Benner was laid up a large part of the season, but he recovered -in
time for two final games, in which he played with his usual consistency.
He has the remarkable record of having played three years on the team
without missing a tackle in an 'open held.
i Brush, although he lacked weight, was fast and made good as Gar-
field's substitute. Another year, however, he will probably be tried at
Bunker was taken from the back field and placed at tackle. Here
he proved satisfactory, being a lively and hard worker, he punted part
of the time for the team, while he succeeded in blocking a number of the
opponent's kicks during the season. I f
Cowles, acting as substitute for Benner, played in a majority of the
games, and filled the position with great accuracyg at Pomfret he showed
up at his best, playing steadily to the end.
Donnelley was very heavy and fast. He was good at individual
running but was too apt not to take the holes, thus causing losses at times.
Edwards, though inexperienced, was able to hold his place at guard
by steady work, and will be heard from next year in the line.
Garfield played a splendid game throughout the year, blocking on the
offense and backing up theline on the defense. Wfhenever called upon
for a short gain he invariably answered with a good plunge.
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Kelley, taking Underhill's place at guard, did Very well, though
light, and particularly in the Westininster game.
Mallon was very light, but he was a hard tackler and diagnosed each
play without mistake. Wfith a little more weight he would probably
make a star.
Metcalfe, though unable to play the previous year on account of
illness, regained his form of three years ago, and especially in the final
game starred as a line plunger. His skin-tackle buck was the most con-
sistent ground-gaining play of the year. I
Sands, in spite of the fact that he was liable to be drawn in, became
efficient in checking the play and boxing his tackle.
Sayre, at tackle, gained steadily in value to the team, and did his
best work in the X!VCStI11lllS'ESl' game, though he was against a heavy man.
His greatest importance lay in his ability to block in an open field.
Taft, at end, through his hard work made himself a valuable man,
though not fast, he became efhcient, especially on the defense.
Trumbull, a substitute guard on account of lightness, could not be
used the whole game, but was a hard man to stop while he played.
Underhill was kept out of the game most of the year through sick-
ness. His loss was severely felt, and most of all in the Pomfret game.
Summary of Season
Ground gained on rushes... 3077 yards 1o59 yards
Runbacks on kicks ......... . S06 " 419 "
First downs made ............... . Q2 58
Forward passes attempted ......... . 28 47
Ground gained on forward passes .... . Q5 yards 148 yards
Distance punted ................. .. 1oo2 " 1538 "
Average distance punted .... . 35 ' 35 "
Distance lost on penalties .... . rio " Q5 '
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HALLECIQ LEFFERTS HERMAN L. 1UNDERHILL
The Basketball Team
Lzft.F0rumrd ...,. ............... .... I1 NL BRUSH,
Righz' Forward ..... .... H . LEFFERTS,
Center ......... .... B I. GARFIELD,
Left Guard ..... .... R . H. SAYRE,
Right Guard .... .......... .... C . P. TAFT,
H. N. MALLON, IQI3
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The Basketball Season Review
:E ,5.h:.,:1s,1':qf1:j3g LTHOUGH this year two games were lost-one more than
last season,-little difference can be found between the two
teams. At the outset of the season the team had two serious
drawbacks, green material and green coaches, and much
effort was used towards overcoming them. Up to the Stamford game
the team had not developed to its best, but by the time of the Yale
Freshman game the team had been welded into an effective machine,
and it was in this game more than any other that the team showed its
true worth. 'The games that were won, were deservedly won, and every
point meant hard work and grit, as there was no past reputation to live
upon. The injury to Captain Lefferts in the Stamford game upset the
players to a large extent and this was largely responsible for the loss
of the Pawling game.
RESULTS OF GAMES
Taft . . ........ 60 Crosby High ...... . . 28
Taft .. . 23 Hartford High ..... .. 22
Taft . . . . . 65 Hopkins Grammar . . . . . 4
Taft . . . 22 Stamford High .... . . 25
Taft . . . 32 Yale Freshmen . . . . . . . 24
Taft 43 St. Paul's ...... .. I4
Taft . 23 Cheshire . . . . I2
Taft . . . I5 Pawling . . . . . 20
Taft .24 C. L. T. ..1o
Taft . . . 46 Alumni . . . . . IQ
Taft . . . 66 Ridgefield . . . . . 23
Taft 424 .... ............... O pponents 201
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Second Basketball Team
W. L. CLARKE, 1914, Captain
Left Fovfwatrd ................ 1 ............ I. H. MALLQN, 1915
Right F01'wa7'd .... ..... O . L. CLARKE, 1916
Center ......... ........ S WEENY, 1915
Left Guard .... .... N . C. I-IENGER, 1916
Right Guard ..... .... ...,. X N . L. CLARKE, 1914
P. SESSIONS, 1913 M. B13NjAM1N, 1914
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Individual Basketball Review
-'---- EFFERTS was without question the best basketball player on
Q the team and in addition to this he wx as 'Ln excellent captain
iffris . . . .
and Hoorleader. Wfhen he was out of the game, he was
missed not only because he could pass and shoot accurately,
but because he kept the team keyed up to its highest pitch. Next yearis
team is indeed most fortunate to be able to look forward to such a cap-
Brush was equally good at forward and guard, and his development
throughout the season was constant and rapid. In spite of the fact that
at times he was prone to lapse, he was on the whole a fast and skillful
player and of value to the team.
Garheld filled his position at center very creditably. It is a hard
place to play, as the man must be both the guard and forward and must
pivot in passing and perform most exacting work on the toss up. All
this he accomplished, being handicapped by an only ordinary ability in
Sayre was played at guard this year instead of center, and there
he proved to be much better. Although wild at times in passing and
catching, he acquitted himself with skill and often was a terror to his
opponents, who had great respect for his prowess.
Taft at the other guard had had little experience in basketball, but
he improved with rapidity towards the close of the season. His shoot-
ing as a rule was only fair at best, but in several games he scored with
sensational shots from the center of the Hoof.
Mallon was a very valuable substitute, and was also a remarkable
player for his size. Good in shooting and passing, he more than made
up for his lightness by his energy and speed.
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U J 158.451
CHARLES V. A. BENNER THOMAS H. Cowuas
Cen tea' ..,.
R i ght IfVf71g'
P 0 int .....
Cover-Point. . .
The Hockey Team
XV. P. JACOB,
. . . .T. DONNELLEY,
.C V. A. BENNER,
. . . .I. V. FARWELL,
.. .......... 5. EELLS,
. . . . .I. F. IXCIETCALFE,
....E. MC. MCKEE,
E. XV. ANDREWS, 1913 T. H. Cowuss, 1913
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--', 5 N spite of the fact that there was practically no ice before
February first, the hockey team won itself a place of honor
in the annals of the school history. Through faithful train-
""' ing and regular exercise the squad was kept in good form,
so that when the ice did come, every man was in excellent condition
and ready for hard work. In the unusually short season the team was
made so proficient that not only did it not lose a game, but it was
scored upon only five timesg and its'comparative superiority over its
opponents may be seen from the scores below.
Taft . . . ....... 4 All Connecticuts . . . . . 1
Taft . . . . 4 Wfatertown ...... . . O
Taft ... .. I7 Yale- Scrubs .... .. o
Taft . , . . . 7 Pawling ..,....,.... . . . . 0
Taft . . . . 5 lllatertown ............. . . I
Taft . . . . 5 New Haven High School .... . 2
Taft . . . . . I3 Harstrom ............ . . . . I
Taft . . ..... . . 4 Gunnery ............. . . O
Taft SQ .... ........... .... O I Jponents 5
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1 Second Hockey Team
LUCIUS F. RO1:1NsON, JR., 1914, Captain
F. S. CURTIS,
L. F. ROB1NSON,
A. B. NELSON,
L. H. COLEMAN,
THE HOCKEY SQUAD
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Individual Hockey Review
-553: 15-,Lg ENNER, captain for two years and right wing, completed his
school hockey career with his best season. Always cool, he
was an incredibly swift dodger and he shot with the same
3:5 "" 357""'5':l accuracy from any angle, moreover, for one his size he was
unusually hard to put off his feet. The brilliant success of the team
is entirely due to him, as practically all the coaching was done under
his direction. He nearly overcame the habit of carrying the puck in
front of his own goal, and was always ready to pass to his team-mates
to let them have a shot.
Donnelley, at center, had a great asset in his speed, and many goals
were scored as a result of his quick shots from a rebounding puck.
Wfith a little more steadiness and coolness he should make an excellent
center for next year.
Eells was played at point this year and was found to be the right man
for the position. He overcame the fault of losing his head and realized
his possibilities, a thing which before was rendered impossible.
Farwell, at rover, played a great deal better game than he did last
season, and next year he will prove of value to the team, especially if
he overcomes his tendency to run wild. U
jacob, at left wing, was too apt to get offside, while he was not
aggressive enough when the puck was behind the opponents' goal, His
stick work, however, was greatly improved and he acquired the ability of
shooting more quickly,
McKee, at goal, proved to be a pleasant surprise to the team. It
was thought that the loss of Butterworth would be seriously felt, but
McKee filled his place with equal skill. He was keen in judgment and
quick in movement, consequently only four goals were scored on him
during the season.
Metcalfe, at cover-point, showed a marked improvement over his
last year's game, being much faster and shooting with better aim. He
was efficient in blocking and carrying the puck down the rink.
Andrews and Cowles, as substitutes, were both very reliable, failing
to make the team as regulars by a very small margin. They were both
fast and active and their substit-ution at any time in the game did not
weaken the play in the least.
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I. F. METCALFE ROBERT H. SAYRE
Pitchers ..... N. GARF11zLD, 1914g T. H. COWLES, 1913: S. EELILS,
First Base .
Third Base .
Short Stop .
Left Field .
.C. P. TAF1, 213, 19133 T. DONNELLEX',
.. ....................... I. F. METC.-xL1f12,
.. ..... H. N. BKTALLON,
E. M. BTCTQEE,
A. L. ZERBEY,
J. S. SVVEENY,
Right Field .... ..... T . DONNELLEX',
. . . . Q . .E VV. ANDREWS,
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Baseball Season Review
A-f, 5 N view of the fact that the most important games of the year
have not been played as we go to press, it is very difficult to
estimate the true worth of the nine. Although baseball has
.4 always been a weak spot in the record of school athletics,
this year's team can by no means be classed among the poorest. In fact,
it was one of the best batting teams the school has ever put on the
diamond. and though a little deficient in fielding, it gained its victories
through its steady and machine-like playing, rather than through any
individual starring. At the beginning of the season the Yale Fresh-
man and St. Paul's games were lost, largely through lack of develop-
ment. However, hard work and steady practice brought the team into
such shape that it won the rest of the games up to the date of publi-
cation, with the exception of a tie with Harstrom and a defeat by the
Alumni, and indications bid fair
that the team will not have been
RESULTS OF GAMES
Taft . . . ...... I7 Wfatertown . . . . . 2
Taft . . . . . 3 Yale Freshmen . . . . . I7
Taft .. 5 St.Paul's...... . 9
Taft .. .. 6 C. L. T. .. . 3
Taft . .. .. 4 Choate . .. 2
Taft . . . . . 4 Harstrom . . . . 4
Taft . . . . 3 Kent ............ . . I
Taft . . . . . I5 New Haven High . . . 4
Taft . . . . . S Alumni ........ . . . IO
Taft ....................... 7 Gunnery . .................. 2
Games with Riverview, Pomfret, Paxvling and Wfestminster not
played at time of publication.
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Fz'tel1e1'5 . . .
Catclzor . .
First Base .
Loft Field .
Taft 2d ...
Taft 2d . ..
Taft 2d ...
Second Baseball Team
....C. R. YOUNG, IQTSQ N. ILIENGER,
XN. P. Lxcou,
L. F. ROIQINSON, IR.,
' .O. L. CL.xRK13,
.j. H. MALLON,
E. C. ATICINS,
N. HENGEIQ, 1916g C. R. YOUNG,
F. P. DAY,
RESULTS OF SECOND TEAM GAMES
School . , .
. 2 VVoodbu1'y High School .
4 Choate 2d
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Individual Baseball Review ,
APTAIN METCALFE did remarkably well in his capacity as
'.'e. Q leader of the team, both in working hard himself and in keep-
ing the team strictly to business. After playing at second
""i" "': f or two years, he was moved to first, where he proved of
much more value, though he didn't cover quite enough ground.
Taft, as catcher, improved steadily throughout the season 3 and though
weak in his throws, he caught the majority of base-runners. He was
good in stopping wild pitches, and strengthened the team with his batting.
N. Garfield, as pitcher, became more skilled as the season progressed.
He showed head-work in sizing up batters, and his main fault was
allowing men on base to take too big a lead.
Sterling, at second base, having overcome his last yearis nervousness,
was especially good in taking the throws to second, while his batting
McKee, at short stop, was erratic: at times he played a brilliant
game, while at others he would fall down on some of the easiest
plays. He was one of the surest hitters on the team.
Mallon, at third base, showed great improvement in every phase
of the game. At all times he was cool and steady, and exceptionally
good at handling bunts.
Zerhey, at left field, won his position through his ability to bunt and
to wait out the pitchers: he was also very fast on bases.
Sweeny, at center field. was a good fielder and a fair thrower.
However, he was apt to be nervous, missing some of his easy chances at
Donnelley, at right field, though weak as a fielder, was a heavy hitter
and a fast man on bases.
Andrews through uncertain playing lost out on a regular field posi-
tion, but with a little more steadiness he would have made the best
outfielder on the team.
Benner stood a chance for an outfield position, which he lost through
Cowles and Eells, both made good substitute pitchers and most years
would have made the team, this season. however, they were so unfortu-
nate as to have to contest against Garfield.
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H. S. F. COOPER XVILLI.-XM M. DAVIS
Low lmrdles, 4,140-j'Cll'd dash .... ............ E . C. JXTKINS
Pole vault ................................. E. XY. .ARNDRENVS
Pole zfazzlt ..........N .......................... G . M. BRUSH
Hallzllzm'-tIz1'01c', slzof-put, lziglz-jzmzp, broad-jzzuzp . .A. H, RUNKER
Pole-zfault, broad-jzzilzp, lzz'gh-jzzmjv .............. VV. L. CLARKE
220-yard dash, 4.10-yafd dash, 880-yard run ...... H. S. F. COOPER
100-yard dash, 220-j'ClI'd dash .............. .... T . DONNELLEX'
880-yard rmz, broad-jzmzjw ................, . . .G. L. EDWARDS
IO0'jfCZ7'd dash, 220-yard dash, low lzzzrdlvs . . ...... I. F. ENGER
IOO-yard dash, high hurdles, lou' lzzzrdles ........ Y. FARWELL,
Hamzzzer-throw, slzot-put .................... H. L. 'UNDERI-TILL
TRACK 'FEA M
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Track Season Review
.--. Qfzr,-5,-:Qi IWVING to the fact that the ANNUAL goes to press before the
TWilliams meet, nothing very definite can be said concern-
ing the success of.the team. However, a very gratifying
" ' "" ' showing was made in the dual meet with Hartford, the team
winning 59 to 45: and in the Class meet, the school records for, the
440-yard dash and the pole vault were broken. Though perhaps not
as well rounded as last season's team this year's had several very strong
spots in the pole vault and sprints, and more promising material.
Indoor track exercises were started early in the winter and much hard
work was accomplished before spring, under the guidance of Captain
Cooper. Throughout the entire year he was the moving spiritg and
not only did he develop himself in the quarter and half-mile runs, to
which he had been moved from the short sprints, but he also kept the
whole team up to its highest pitch.
Farwell is the best hurdler that has ever been in school. He
strengthened the team in these events and also assisted in the 1oo-yard
dash. Donnelley, having equalled the IOO-y9.1'Cl record, proved himself
to be a star sprinter and was very fast in the 220-yard dash.
linger, who worked in the 220-yard flat and hurdle events, was a
valuable complement to the team. '
VV. Clarke, having broken the pole vault record, made this the
strongest of the field events, while in the broad jump he made the sec-
ond best leap in the history of the school. Andrews and Brush both
aided in strengthening the pole vault by working towards eleven feet.
The hammer throw has always been a favorite event, in which this
year unsteadiness was the greatest drawback. H. Underhill worked
steadily and was generally sure of over 140 feet, with Bunker a little
less. The latter also has put the shot over 40 feet.
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100-Yard Dash . .. K
220-Yard Dash .......
440-Yard Dash . .. ..
880-Yard Run . . .
Mile Run .......
120-Yard Hurdles ..
220-Yard Hurdles ..
Broad lump . . .
Hammer Throw ..
High Jump . ..
Pole Vault ....
Shot Put ....
COXVLES, T. D. DONNELLEY ....... wh
. K. C. COYVLES ..
H. S. F. COOPER .
. . S. CHATFIIELD . . .
. . H. L. F01..soM . . .
. I. V. FARWELL ..
. H. P. BINGHAM ..
. Q. L. GUERNSEY . .
. P. LOUGHRIDGE ..
. I. N. GARFIELD .... ..
W. L. CLARKE
.. S. I. PEABODY ...
.... 521A sec
2 min., 5 sec
4 min., 47 sec
. . . . 162 sec
.. 20 ft., 8 in
. 107 ft., 4 in
154 ft., QW in
.. 5ft., 82 in
IO ft., my in
.. 41 ft., 4 in
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CHARLES P. TAFT, en HALLECK L12FFERTs
' BIANAGER CAPTAIN
F. P. DAY, 1916 H. LEFFERTs
G. C. XVAGNER, IR., IQI3 E. D. SMEDLEY, 1917
A 'RESULTS OF MATGHES
Taft .... .......... 4 New Haven High . . . . . . . I
Taft ................,....... 2 Hartford High ............... 4
Matches with Gunnery, Yale Freshmen, Pomfret and Morristown
not played at time of publication.
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wcfxnzns Q 3
. . .1,1,.m.q3ju. : u.,:-
VV. ANDREWS, 1913.
V. A. BENNER, IQI3
M. BRUSH, 1914...
H. BUNKER, 1913..
. L. CLARK12, 1914 ....
S. F. COOPER, 1913.
H. Cowuzs, 1913...
DUNHM1, 1913.. . . ..
L. EDw.xRDs, IQIL4. .
EELLS, 1913. ......... .
V. FARXVIZLL, 1914 ..... .....
GAR1f115LD, 1914. ..... .... .
Baseball, Track, Hockey
..Football, Baseball, Hockey
.. . . . . . . .Football, Basketball
. , . .Footbal1, Baseball
..Football, Baseball, Hockey
Football, Baseball, Hockey
. . . .Football, Track
.. ........ Baseball, Hockey
Football, Baseball, Basketball
W. P. Lxcous, 1914 ....... ....................... H ockey
S. C. KELLEY, IR., 1913 ..... ...................... I Tootball
H. LEFFERTS, 1914 ........ ...................... B asketball
H. N. MALLON, IQI3 .... ..... F ootball, Baseball. Basketball
M. MCKEE, 1914 .....
F. METCALFE, IQI4..
V. Sams, 1914 .......
R. H. SAYRE, HI, IQI3
F. C. STERUNG, 1916...
S. SWEENY. 1915 .....
A. T. TRU111sULL, 1913.
. L. Z121z1s1zx', 1913 ....
L. UNDEIQHILLA, 1913 .....
NOTE :-This list is not complete, as the Aazzmal went to press before
the Baseball and Track seasons.
Football, Baseball, Hockey
. . . . . . .Football, Basketball
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Football DRIICC COIIIIIHUCC
Arthur Hi. ?Ia'1111Iwr, 1513, Q'LI1a1ir111z111
55. N211 i1'Ha1Iln11A, 1513 1ier111n11 E. 'JH11hrrhi1I, 1513
iilmnrr HH. iiIIr?Knr, 1514
15111151111 Burr, 1513, Glh11i1'111z111 -
13111111111 11111. Ennis, 1513 GIBIYIPE IH. A. E51-1111rr, 1513
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E. C. ATKINS, 1915
XV. L. CLARKE, 1914
G. M. BRUSH, 1914
I-I. L. UNDERHILT
E. W. MARVIN, 1917 P. B. SESSIONS, 1913
I. H. ROBINSON, 1913
H. L. UNDER111LL, 1913
I. H. MALLON, 1915
A. R. PRESTON, 1914
I. S. SWEENY, 1915
L. F. ROBINSON, 1914
N. GARFIELDI, 1914
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' Mandolin Club A 1
Leader ..........,.................. E. W. ANDREWS
Manager ............................ ......... H . BURR
E. W. ANDREWS, 1913 R. H. BOWLES, 1914 G. M. BRUSH, 1914
J. R. THOMPSON JR., 1913 C. W. CRoc1cER, 1917 1 E. MCN. MCKEE, 1914
A. B. NELSON, 1913
C. B. COOK, 1914 G. B. HOLLISTER, IQI3 S. C. KELLEY, 1913
I. L. NICKEL, IR., 1914 I. DEXIV. PELTZ, 1914
O. L. CLARKE, 1915 N. GARFIELD, 1914
C. C. ROBINSON, 1914
C. P. TAET, 211, 1913
W. L. CLARKE, 1914 S. EELLS, 1913 R. L. FISHER, 1915 I. S. SWEENY, 1915
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C Banjo Club
Leader .................. ..... X V. L. CLARKE
Manager ...........,............ ..... G . M. BRUSH
O. L. CLARKE, 1915 W. L. CLARKE, 1914 E. GARFIELD, 1917
H. H. WOODWARD, 1915
J. R. THOMPSON, JR., 1913 G. C. XVAGNER, IQIQ
E. XV. ANDREXVS, 1913 N. GARFIELD, 1914
C. B. Coo1c, 1914 A. B. NELSON, 1913
G. M. BRUSH, 1914 S. EELLS, IQI3 R. L. FISHER, 1915
C. P. TAFT, 211, 1913
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Taft Dramatic Association A
President ....... ..... 1 .............. C . P. TAFT, H, 1913
l7ice-P1'eside1zt- .... ..... T . H. COWLES, 1913
Manager ....... ............ .... A . H. BUNKER, IQI3
W. N. BOURNE, 1913
WY P. BYRNE, 1913
H. S. F. COOPER, 1913
XV. G. CORW1N, 1913
F. S. CURTIS, IR., IQI4
C. C. DAY, 1913
VV. B. LAWRENCE, 1913
J. H. MALLON, 1915
E. M. MCKEE, 1914
I. DEW. PELTZ, 1914
I. H. ROB1NsON, 1913
L. F. ROBINSON, JR., 1914
F. C. S'rERL1NG, 1916
I. R. THOMPSON, JR., 1913
A. T. TRUMBULL, 1913
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-, HE Dramatic Association is to be congratulated on the
remarkable success of its performance, the production of
"Going Some." a farce in four acts by Paul Armstrong
I and Rex Beach. The fact that the piece was unusually well
adapted for amateur acting, and that skilled coaching was given
bv H. T. Wfarren, e.1'-'o6, Yale XIO, both made possible the achieving
Mexico, on a ranch, "being the chronicle of a certain lot of college men
and girls, with the tragic strain of phonograph and cowboys." All the
parts, well selected, were admirably hlled, and the action Went off without
a hitch, making complete the success of the play.
CAST OF "GOING SOME"
j. XNALLINGFORD SPEED .. . ........ C. R Taft 1913
HLARRYJ' GLASS ......... 1. H. Robinson 1913
CULVER COVINGTON ..... C. C. Day, 1913
BERKELEY FRESNO . . . J. R. Thompson 1913
JACK CHAPIN ......... .. . M. McKee IQI4
HSTILL B1LLl' STOVER ............... ..... F . S. Curtis, IQI4
AURELIO MARIE CARARA, a .Mexican .... ..... X V. N. Bourne 1913
MISTER CLOUDY, a 'ABreed" ...... A. T. Trumbull, 1913
VVILLIE, a bad man ............... H. S. F. Cooper 1913
GABBY GALLAG1-1ER ......... ...B. S. Wfalcott, 1913
SKINNER ................... ..... F . C. Sterling 1916
JEANE CI-IAPIN, jack's Sister .... .. KV. G. Corwin, 1913
ROBERTA KEAP .............. .... L . F. Robinson 1914
LIELEN BLAKE --VW P. Byrne, 1913
MAMADETTA HI. H. Mallon, 1915
CHINK ......................................... 1. D. Peltz, 1914
COWBOYS, T. H. Cowles, IQISQ A. B. Nelson, lQI3, H. L. Underhill, 19135
NW. R. Wfolf, 1914
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ACT I. Flying Heart Ranch, New Mexico.
ACT II. Bunkhouse, Flying Heart Ranch.
ACT III. Same as Act II.
IACT IY. Scene 1, same as Act IIg Scene 2, Centipede Ranch, New
Time, Present. Place, New Mexico.
Stage Manager .............. ................. X Y. R. XYQLF, 1914
Property Man .......... ..... X FV. M. DAVIS, IQI3
Assistant Property Blau .. ...... S. BALDWIN 1914
Electrician ............ A. P. C,xL1110UN IQLL
Prompter .... ..... I- I. N. IVIALLON IQI3
List of Dramatic Productions
Lend Me Five Shillingsf,
Serious Situations in Burleigh's Roomf'
A Regular Fixfs
Box and Cox."
D' Ye Know Me Now P"
The Two Buzzards."
He Lies Like' Truth."
The Deuce Is in Him."
The Goose with the Golden Eggsfmi
Lend Me Five Shillingsf'
A Picked-up Supper."
My Lord in Livery."
1908 Mr. Bobf'
1909 The Private Secretary."
1910 The Amazonsf'
1911 Dandy Dick."
1912 The Importance of Being Earnest."
1913 "Going Some?
Cast but never staged.
TH E CA ST
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HON YOUR MARK !"
"ALL OUT, Boys !"
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The Taft Annual
C1Z0'l'l"HZl17'L ..... . ............................... CLIVE C. DAY
Honorary Member ......................... HUDSON BURR, 3D
Edzlzfors ..... ART1-1UR H. BUNKER, 19135 WALTER B. LAWRENCE,
LE1o11T0N H. COLEMAN, 1914, FRANKLIN XV. VVOLE,
Art Editors .... XVILLIAM VV. CRAPO, 1914, HALLECK LEFFERTS
Business Manager ........................ GRAHAM M. BRUSH
Assistant Business Manager ................ ROBERT H. BOWLES
I may judge
HE TAFT ANNUAL was Hrst published in 1894, four
after the founding of the school, and having met with
success from the start, has been received as one 0
scl1o01's permanent organizations. The nrst issue was bound
in paper and consisted of but thirty-nine pages. The reader
its growth from the size of the present volume.
This book is not intended to be a 'literary masterpiece, but it is
published as a record book of the scho0l's activities. In addition to this
it fulfills the ,place of a Senior Class book and is generally regarded as
such. The chairmen and managers of the past nineteen volumes have
been as follows:
1894 C. XM ANDREWS H. M. BRANCH
1895 R. HOOKER H. S. HOTCIIICISS
1896 H. S. HOTCHKISS
1897 DEAN VVELCH
1898 LEA HUNT
1899 I. D. PERKINS, IR. C. E. VVINTON
1900 R. D. PATTERSON GE0. H. BALDWIN
1901 GE0. H. BALDWIN R. E. ALLING
1902 I. D. COMER P. VV. HOLTEIQ
1903 T. I. DRIGGS P. XM. HOLTER
1904 I. M. TOWNSEND,-IR. H. KN. DUNN, JR.
1905 GEO. L.E11M0Ns NV. H. HUNT, IR.
1906 C. F. MILLS STUYVESANT PEABODY
1907 STUYVESANT PEABODY C. D. VVINSLOW
1908 A. H. BEARD S. P. PLATT I
1909 ALFRED COWLES, 3D E. F. PIIALAN
1910 J. T. BLOSSOM N. L. MCLAREN
1911 VV1LL1AM C. MOOIRE I. N. GARFIELD
IQI2 TTAROLD H. TITTMANN HENRY I. CROCKER, J
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Clzanman .......... ................. E LMORE M. MCIQEE, 1914
Business Manager .......... ............... . WALTER R. WOLF,
Assignment Editor ....................... CHARLES P. TAET, ZD, 1913
Associate Editors, VV. P. BYRNE, 2D, IQI3Q C. C. DAY, 19135
T11oMPS0N, JR., 1913, H. L. UNDERHILL, 1913, 1. LYMAN,
I. H. MALLON, 19153 VV. D. VV111TNEv, 1915.
Assistant Business Manager ................ MERRIT HEM1NWAY, 1914
. - HE PAPYRUS was founded in 1894 by the "White Caps,"
who with one exception comprised the first Board. Up to
1909 it was issued bi-weekly, but is now published every Tues-
day during the school term. This year it was enlarged to
eight-pages, with an occasional ten-page number, having
the appearance of the Yale N ews. In policy it is strictly a
newspaper and will receive only items that would appear in such a publi-
cation. Most of the material is culled from school happenings, but
interviews, communications, and articles foreign to the school are also
The Chairmen and Managers for the past eighteen volumes are
Chaifnn en Mana gers
1894-1895 A. D. GILLETTE H. W. CHAMBERS
1895-1896 H. S. HOTCHICISS
1896-1897 J. W. PERRY O. W. WHITE
1897-1898 LEA HUNT L. FARNHAM
1898-1899 A. R. LAMB J. D. PERK1NS, JR.
1899-1900 C. S. GOODRICH B. M. WARREN
1900-1901 I. E. DORAN VV. S. TAFT
1901-1902 D. B. TRUMBULL W. S. TAFT
1902-1903 C. D. MILLS E. K. GILLETTE
IQO3-IQO4 I. M. TOWNSEND, I C. D. MTLLS
1904-1905 GE0. L. EMMONS D. I. ELY
1905-1906 D. J. ELY S. PEABODY
1906-1907 E. H. TOWNSEND L. M. WIGGIN
1907-1908 E. STEVENS G. E. STEVENS
1908-1909 G. E. STEVENS A. COVVLES, 3D
1909-1910 J. N. GARFIELD O L. GUERNSEY
1910-1911 A. T. BRICE, IR. F. :KNAPP
1911-1912 I. A. GARFIELD H. H. TITTMANN, IR.
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Cliairnian ........ ........,.. F AYETTP S. CUR11S, JR., 1914
Excliaiige Editor ......................... HENRX' S. F. COOPER, 1913
Editors .......... W. B. LXWRENCE, IQISQ G. C. VVAGNER, JR., IQI3j
VVM. WY CRAPO, IQI4Q F. XV. VVOLF, 1915
Business Manager ...................... SOLON C. KELLEY, JR., 1913
Assistant Business Manager .... .... R OBERT L. JOHNSON, 1914
'HE ORACLE, being' the last of the school publications to be
fotmeled, was started in 1905 from very small beginnirigs.
It 1S issued eight .times during the School year and compnses
I " " literary CO11'E1'1DLIt101lS by the Students only. From the Start
it grew rapidly both in quality and quantity and in the
past two years it has taken rank among the best of sel1ool literary efforts.
The chairmen and inanagers for the previous volumes have been as
follows : .
. A. REQUA
VV. A. BEARDSLEY
O. P. CAMP
Oy P. CAMP
D. P. FULLERTON
D. P. FULLERTON
P. H. LOUG1-1R1DGE
O. MCKEP, JR.
I. D. HOYT
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THE ORACLE BOARD
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The Debating Club
- -4V, - '-----4-- HE DEBATING CLUB was formed in the spring of 1912
and from the smallest beginnings it has grown and improved
Q Q with astonishing rapidity The Club is divided into two
sides, the Wal! and the Court,
and development in one year
from crude attempts at speeches to well-delivered debates
and animated discussions has been so marked and gratifying that there
can be no doubt that this Club will take its place among' the permanent
organizations of the school.
Secretary ...... ................. ....
Preszdevzt ...... ......,.......... . . . .
Vfice-Presidenzf . . . .......... . . . .
Secretary .... ...............
P1'ES'id67Zf ....... ..............
A. H. BUNKER
H. N. LTALLON
H. N. NTALLON
. S. F. COOPER
P. TAFT, 2D
l7fzce-Preszdeatt ................................... A. T. TRUMBULL
Sec1'eta1'y ............................................. C. C. DAY
C. C. DAY H. N. MALLON C. P. TAF1, 2D
H. BURR, IQI3 E. M. MCKDD, IQI4
H. S. F. COOPER, 1913 M. BENJAAHN, IQI4
C. C. DAY, IQI3 A. H. BUNKER, IQI3
G. L. EDWARDS, JR., 1914 VV. P. BYRNE, 1913
G. B. HOLLISTER, 1913 F. S. CURTIS, 1914
VV. B. LAWRENCE, 1913 P. H. GRAv1zs, 1916
I. P. M13Tc.,xLFE, 1914 R. L. JOHNSON, 1914
C. P. PEPPARD, 1915 S. C. KELLEY, IR., 1913
UI. S. SWEENEY, 1915 UT. H. BTALLON, 1913
C. P. TAFT, 2D, IQI3 H. N. MALLON, 1913
I. R. T11oM12soN, 3D E. V. S.1xNDs, IQI4
W. D. VV1-11rN1zY, 1915 C. ,M. THOMAS, 1915
F. XV. VVOLF, 1915 A. T. TRUMBULL, IQ13
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THE DEBATING CLUB
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QAYEZL 19111 1 1
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UPPER CLASS ORATORY
FAYETTE S. CURTIS, JR., 1914
Subject: Recall of Judges
MIDDLE CLASS DECLAMATION
' WON BY
P113RRE1fON1 I. PRENTICE, IQI5
Subject: George Gassel's Defence
LOWER CLASS DECLAMATION
.ARVIN J. XVELC11, 1916
Subject: Wflaipping the Navy
WINNERS OF TRIAL SPEECHE5
L. F. ROBINSON, JR., 1914 F. S. CURTIS, JR., IQI11.
M. BENJAMIN, 1914 A. H. BUNKER, 1913
C. E. LYMAN, JR., IQI3 A. T. TR1v111aULL, 1913
H N. BTALLON, IQI3 E. M. McKEE, 1914
S. C. KELLEY, JR., 1913 H. BURR, IQI3
F. JONES, 1917
S. XWALCOTT, 1913
J. XVELC11, 1916
J. XV.-DW1G1-11, JR., 1916
P. I. PRENTICE, 1915
C. R. YOUNG, 1915
NV. D. XKVHITNIEY, 1915
F. KN. VVOLF, 1915
P. LUc1q1zY, 1917
A. BALL, 1915
V DEBATING CLUB PRIZE
Presented to that member' Of the Debating' Club
showing the greatest improvement during the year.
JO11N H. BIALLON, 1915.
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The Gun Club
Presidelzt ....... .................... E LIAS C. A'1K1NS, 1915
Vice-Presidevzzf ........,. ..... I OI-IN R. THOMPSON, 313, 1913
Secretary and Treasurer .... ..,.... VX IALTER L. CLARKE, IQI4
Manager .............. ...................... A . D. BARNEY, IQI4
R. H. BOWLES, IQI4 , A. A. HARDEN, 1916
G. M. BRUSH, 1914 N. C. HENGER, 1916
O. L. CLARKE, IQI6 S. C. KELLEX', JR., 1913
H. S. F. COOPER, 1913 S. P. JOHNSTON, 1913
W. W. CRAPO, 1914 S. VV. LAMBERT, JR., IQI5
F. S. CURTIS, IR., IQI4 C. E. LYMAN, JR., 1913
T. DONNELLEY, 1915 ' C. P. PEPPARD, 1916
I. V. FARWELL, 1914 C. C. ROB1NSON, 1915
P. H. GRAVES, 1916 G. C. XVAGNER, IR., 1913
U GUN TEAM
E. C. ATIQINS, 1915 VV. 'W. CR.-XPO, IQI4
VV. L. CLARKE, 1914 G. M. BRUSH, IQI4
P. H. GRAVES, 1916
MR. CHARLES SHERWOOD MISS JACOB
PreSident'S Cup ........... ........ .... 1 U on by W. L. Clarke
Pair of moccasihs ........... .. ...... ...won by E. C. Atkins
Shell case fhandicap Shootj .................... won by W. L. Clarke
Cup, presented by Mr. Barney, for highest year'S average Cnot yet
MR. VVARD MR. WELTON
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THE GUN CLUB
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., '--A' 5-1 '-4A'2 E wish to seize this opportunity to express our thanks to the
' .,'- Alumni for the many and varied things they have done for
lflg. the school. During the past few years especially, we have
a ,Ej f "A. 9 g become indebted to them for the prizes they have offered to
L' be contested for in nearly every branch of school activities,
and these we would acknowledge with a most sincere appreciation. Yet
perhaps their greatest gift is not as tangible as these. It is the spirit
that they have shown in college and after-life, and it is this realization
that is a true inspiration for us in all our endeavors, which we could ill
afford to lose, and which we cannot repay them sufficiently for except by
showing them through the advancement of the school our most heartfelt
Below is printed a short article, written by the Secretary of the
Alumni Association, which ought to prove to be of interest.
To The Alumni
The Alumni Associationklts Growth
HE TAFT SCHOOL is only a child twenty-three years of age.
F The Taft Alumni Association is a still younger offspring,
N , ' I being able to boast a mere ten years of existence. Up to five
I YD years ago the Taft Alumni Association amounted to little more
than a Reunion Committee-to-day it is a real organization
with something accomplished, yet with more in the works, as it Were.
The officials, "Mad, Buckingham, 795, "Ted', Mason, ,Q7j "Charlie"
VValler, ,o8, and L. M. Wigg'in, '08, have conceived the idea of making
the Association a genuine, vital force in the life and growth of the Taft
School Incorporated. One of the most concrete actualities as a result
of this policy is Volume I of the Taft Biogmplzy Book, published last
year by the Secretary. It is planned to make this a regular publica-
tion, appearing every five years. Volume H is due in 1917. Another
example of the Alumni Association's influence is the gift which the
Association will make to the new school next year4-but more of that
anon. . 9
Much has been done-more remains. VV ith the same officers
reelected for another year, there is an excellent opportunity for further
L. M. WIGGIN,
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Taft School 'Christian Society
President ...... .... C . P. TAFT, 213, 1913
Vice-President .... R. H. SAYRE, 313, IQI3
Secretary .... .......... H . BURR, 1913
Tl'C'CISIl7'6'l' .... ..,. C . V. A. BENNER, 1913,
Andrews, Atkins, Baldwin, Ball, Barney, Bartlett, W1 Bourne,
Brush, Bunker, Byrne, Calhoun, XV. Clarke, Coit, Cooper, Corwin,
Cowles, Crapo, Davis, C. Day, Donnelley, Dunham, Edwards, Eells,
Enger, Farwell, N. Garield, C. Hamann, A. Harden, H. Heminway,
Hollister, R. johnson, Johnston, Kelley, Lawrence, Lefferts, E. Lyman,
I. Lyman, McKee, J. Mallon, N. Mallon, Metcalfe, Nelson, Nickel, Pres-
ton, 1. Robinson, L. Robinson, Sands, Sessions, Sweeney, I. Thompson,
Trumbull, H. Underhill, I. Underhill, 'Wagner, Wfalcott, F. VVolf, XV.
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TAFI SCHOOL CHRISTIAN Socnzry OFFICERS
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Qlharlrn H. A. Benner william 11111. Baum
Arilmr 15. Eunkrr iilnhrrt 15. Svagrr. BB
lguhanu Burr Glharlrs QB. Elaft, EE
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President ...... ........... .... R 0 BERT H. S.-XYRE, 3D
l7'ice-President ........ .. .CHARLES V. A. BENNER
Secretary and Treasurer ...... AUSTIN DUNHALAI
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Done most for the school-Sayre 11, Dunham 8, Taft 8, Burr 2.
Most popular--Benner 23, Sayre 3, Dunham 2. '
Best athlete-Benner 22, Mallon 6, Bunker 2.
Greatest fusser-Benner 18, Trumbull 3, Underhill 3, Byrne 2.
Greatest would-be fusser-Byrne 17, Kelley 12.
Busiest-Burr 13, Taft 8, Thompson 6.
Laziest-Underhill 11, Johnston 6, Robinson 3, Sayre 3, Dunham 2, Hol-
Best dresser-Burr 13, Bunker 9, Benner 4, Thompson 2.
VVill do best at college-Taft 17, Benner 4, Burr 4, Sayre 3, Dunham 2.
Noisiest-Thompson 14, Eells 9, Bunker 4, Sayre 2.
'Wittiest-Robinson 2o, Trumbull 5, Lawrence 2.
Takes life most seriously-Day 9, Burr 8, Andrews 4, Taft 3, Benner 2,
Davis 2, Mallon 2.
Takes life least seriously-Dunham 8, Robinson 5, Underhill 4, Hollister
3, Eells 2, Lyman 2.
Handsomest-Davis 12, Cowles 6, Sayre 5, Bunker 2, Wfagner 2, Vtfal-
Brightest-Taft 27, Johnston 2.
Joy of Faculty-Taft 18, Bourne 6, Burr 2.
Bane of Faculty--Dunham 9, Thompson 6, Sayre 4, Bunker 3, Byrne 3,
Best natured-Underhill 8, Dunham 4, Sayre 4, Cooper 3, Benner 2,
Class grind4Bourne 15, Nelson 9, Zerbey 2,
Best bluffer-Hollister 8, Bunker 4, Dunham 3, Cowles 2, Johnston 2,
Thompson 2, Trumbull 2, Underhill 2.
Poorest bluffer-Byrne 1o, Underhill 6, Cooper 5, Kelley 4.
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Most modest-Cooper 8, Zerbey 7, Corwin 6, Mallon 4, Burr 3.
Woinan hater-VVagner 15, Corwin 5, Bartlett 4, VValcott 3, Zerbey 2.
Class punster-Bartlett 6, Robinson 5, Lyman 4, Dunham 4, Hollister 3,
Lawrence 3, Kelley 2, Trumbull 2.
Largest vocabulary CXX-- Fillj-Bunker 17, Thompson 8, Taft 2.
Most practical-Burr 8, Mallon 5, Davis 4, Taft 4, Day 2, Sayre 2,
Vtfalcott 2. - .
Most impractical-Byrne 6, Eells 5, Andrews 3, Hollister 3, Underhill 3,
Day 2, Dunham 2, Thompson 2.
Most versatile-Taft 9, Mallon 8, Davis 3, Bunker 2, Bells 2.
Most literary-Lawrence 8, Bourne 4, Wagner 4, Taft 3, Bunker 2, Day 2,
Nelson 2. I
Biggest rough-houser-Cooper II, Bunker Io, Trumbull 7, Thompson 2.
Goody-goody-Bourne 27, Taft 2.
Class chimney-Dunham 30. CWho did Dunham Vote for?j
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EDVVARD WTLLIAM SON ANDRENVS
'iGus" "Gussie" "Baldy" "Ted" "Bobbie"
Age, IQ years, 8 months. Height, 5 feet, 7 inches. Weight, 150 pounds.
Four years in school. Yale.
Second Hockey team, 1912. Captain, 1912. Hockey team, 1913. Baseball
team, 1912, 1913. Track team, 1912, 1913. School record in pole-vault, 1912.
Mandolin Club, 1911, 1912, 1913. Leader, 1913. Banjo Club, 1912, 1913.
If it were not for the fact that he takes such good care of his
complexion, for l1e is well stocked with the latest cosmetics, one would
think that he would lose all his hair fsingularj. As it is, l1e keeps time
for the "Trang-Twang" Club so violently that l1is stubble falls out in
such a way that he will soon be in a class with certain members of the
Faculty. But, 'shushl He asked us not to mention this subject, as he has
had a falling out with it.
Comes from the lVild and Woolly W' est, and owns a book of photo-
graphs. Moreover, he can be often found trying to ind out how much
geometry Taft knows. Dances like an express train-and also on one.
.fNever mind, 'lBobbie!"j
Zazafmef IJ. ya
1913 THE TAFT ANNUAL IIQ
RUSSEL STURGIS BARTLETT
b "Bart" "Raspberry"
NEW YORK, N. Y.
Age, I6 years, 9 months. Height, 6 feet. Weiglit, 155 pounds.
Three years in school. Yale.
Second Football team, 1911, 1912. Second prize in Latin sight translation, 1912.
This rosy-cheeked personage, ,with the martial stride and Hyperion
curls, might at First glance give one the impression that he's quite a man.
However, he has flatly contradicted this, When, after receiving a mark
of 100 per cent. in his Latin exam, he modestly avowed, 'Tm only
sixteen, too." Still he has a way of eating and sleeping that the most
sceptical cannot help but secretly envy. Has been found eight Sundays
in succession enjoying a morning rest in bed, while the rest ofthe school
was in church. And still he has "pep" enough to run around the square
three times without stopping-at least he said he didn't stop.
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"Bun" "Bunnie" HB"
ENGLEWOOD, N. I.
Age, 20 years, IO months. Height, 5 feet, 8 inches. XVeight, I4O pounds.
Four years in school. Sheffield Scientific School.
Football team, 1910, 1911, IQI2. Hockey team, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913. Captain,
1912, 1913. Baseball team, 1910, 1911, 1913. Monitor, 1913. Treasurer of
T. S. C. S., 1913. Secretary of T. A. A., 1913. Class Day Committee, 1913,
Cupid surely had a big hand in making "Bunnie" and gave him a
big quiver full of arrows which he uses rather promiscuously, Spends
a great deal of his time in going for or waiting for the mail-and female.
In spite of the fact that he has had serious heart trouble, he is rather
athletic fputting it mildlyj. Some claim, when they see him on the ice,
that he is a direct descendant of Pegasus. and we agree. Possesses an
affable nature and rooms with a pair of bowlegs. Keeps a general
assembly room on the third floor, and comes from Englewood. XVe
salaam to you, l'Bunnie."
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VVILLIAM NETTLETON BOURNE
9 "lrVilliel' "Bill"
New HAVEN, CONN.
Age, I7 years, 2 months. Height, 5 feet, IOil1'1Cl'16S, VVeight, 130 pounds.
Five years in school. Yale.
Dramatic Association, 1912, 1913. Catiline Essay Prize, 1912.
After many hours of searching in vain for "Willie," one of the
pursuers in desperation seized a telephone. "Has anyone seen VV.
Bourne F" he politely asked Central. No answer. Again the question
was asked. This time a faint snoring came back over the Wire-evidently
some one was sleeping. "I-Iello! Hello !" Suddenly there came a sound
as of four chairs falling over at once and-4'Quid vis? Tumultus me
magnopere turbatf' C This indignantlyj It was enough. Leaving the
phone, we hastened to the room where "Central" hid, and succeeded in
entering the barricaded door. There, concealed byia tremendous pile of
books, was the object of our search. VVe began to speak, when he said:
"It is my inexorable desire that you deliquesce speedily." And We lied.
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ARTHUR HUGH BUNKER
'YONKERS, N. Y.
Age, I7 years, IO months. Height, 6 feet, 1 inch. lVeight, 190 pounds.
Three years in school. Sheflield Scientihc School.
Football team, 1910, 1911, 1912. Track team, 1912, 1913. Monitor, 1913.
Chairman of Football Dance Committee, IQI2. Debating Club, 1912, IQI3.
Vice President, 1912. Manager of Dramatic Association, 1912, 1913. Annual
Board, 1913. Fence Orator, IQI3. '
Crape was hung on the doors when 'fBunk" left Yonkers, but the
school had a holiday when he arrived. May be seen at any time doing
anything from catching on the Senior team to running the high hurdles
better than anyone else. Takes great delight in breaking windows and
shouting at HBill." Has callers every evening from 8 to 10, and goes
for the mail, making frequent trips beyond the Post Ofhce. Carries
fire-arms at the table and draws geometric figures in blue chalk. One day
he played "nigger-baby" and ate off the mantelpiece afterwards. Never
does work before dinner, nor after the irst study-hour, yet he is a
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' BLOOMINGTON, ILL.
Age, I7 years, IO months. Height, 5 feet, IO inches. Weiglit, 150 pounds.
Three years in school. Shefheld Scientific School.
Second Basketball team, 1911, 1912. Captain, 1912. Manager of Football
team, 1912 Cresignedb. Assistant Manager, 1911. Monitor, 1913. Secretary,
T. S. C. S., IQI3, Amina! Board, 1912, 1913. Chairman, 1913 fresignedj.
Assistant Manager, 1912. Mandolin Club, 1912. Manager, IQI3. Debating Club,
1912. Secretary, 1912. Chairman of Class Day Committee, 1913.
Allah! We are Maize! for none but brave men would dare to do
such a thing as to Write down anything about the character of this
dignified personage. Before going any farther we must establish the
fact that he is no relation to Aaron-strange as it may seem. However,
he has been known to have some of his namesake's pugilistic spirit as
shown in his rivalry with Mr. Yales's boys at a certain dance. He has
a passion for birds and keeps a cuckoo-clock in his room. He solicits
your trade and Will guide you through Panama under his personal
supervisiong and will also retail all your old clothes at a reasonable cost.
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XNILLIAM BYRNE, H
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Age, 16 years, 4 months. Height, 5 feet, 6 inches. VVeight, 135 pounds.
Four years in scl1ool. Shefheld Scientihc School.
Papyrus Board, IQI2, 1913. Dramatic Association, 1911, IQI2, 1913. Debating
Club, 1912, 1913.
He is a true descendant of Archimedes. Early in physics he learned
that effort is not work. Since then he has assumed that effort is not
worth while. Soon after, he took three weeks, vacation, returning to
ask if sunbeams were absolutely necessary to run a dynamo. At tive
minutes of ten every night he drops his "Saturday Evening Post," and
starts his Physics, French, Englisli, Geometry and-but here he stops,
a new thought possesses him, he opens his door and cries, "If sarcasm
were good marks, I wouldn't have to studyfl "Judge" claims tl1at every-
body "kids" him about his trips tolto Sh! Sr- Margarevss so We'll be
merciful and add nothing more.
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HENRY SAGE FENIMORE CQOPER
f'Eenny" "Fen" "COOp',
ALBANY, N. Y.
Age, 18 years, 3 months. Height, 5 feet, 9 inches. Vfeight, 140 pounds.
Three years in school. Yale.
Track team, 1912, 1913. Captain, 1913. Oracle Board, 1912, 1913. Exchange
Editor, 1913. Debating Club, IQI2, 1913. Vice President, 1913. Gun Club, IQI3.
Dramatic Association, 1913. ,
It can readily be seen why he is called "Penny," since he was
found in the fens somewhere in the vicinity of Cooperstown. He is the
only one in captivity, as his fellow snakes escaped the clutches of civ-
ilization, though he has tried often to induce them to take a school
education, much to their disgust. Loves to look out the window in Latin
class, and in Civil Government he has been awakened from a sound sleep.
Takes great delight in being as uncomfortable as possible by disrobing
with his window open in zero weather. Can chin himself on the picture
moulding, hide in a bureau drawer, and slide down stairs by his finger-
nails. It has also been stated that he was seen down South hunting.
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VVALLACE GRAHAM CORXVIN
New HAVEN, CONN.
Age, I7 years, 3 months. Height, 5 feet, 4 inches. XfVeight, 100 pounds.
One year in school. Sheffield Scientific School.
Second Hockey team, 1913. Dramatic Association, 1913.
In spite of the fact that he has only spent a year with us, "XVallace"
has succeeded in making the whole school laugh, and he didn't do it
by any prearranged plan. The said incident occurred when he was
disguised as a charmingly prim young lady Cand he merely sat downj.
Nevertheless, to look at the way he devours his lessons one would never
suspect him of such a truly wicked nature. VVe wish we could see more
of him-he deserves watching.
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THOMAS HOOKER COVVLES
KcTO111,, "Hook" "Ti1n',
Age, 18 years. Height, 5 feet, 8 inches. Weiglut, 135 pounds.
Five years in school. Yale.
Second Football team, 1911. Football team, 1912, Second Hockey team, 1912.
Hockey team, 1913. Manager, 1913. Baseball team, 1912, 1913. Dramatic
Association, 1909, 1913. Vice President, 1913.
"Aw the Gus" is heard from a window, quickly :followed by a "Bmp-
young man" and we know "Hookl' is far away from our reach. He
has a habit of disappearing when that voice is heard, but still we don't
have to see him to know what to say-he is one of those "whose
actions speak for him," and as we look back and see three "T's,' in one
year for him, not weighing over 200 pounds, we bow our heads. Makes
a monthly trip to New Haven every week, he says it's his teeth, but
he has never told us her name. Wfears a silk neck on his hockey sweater
and owns one pair of white trousers. Added to this, he is a student,
being one of three who have stuck for ive years in the Class of ,I3.
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"Bill" "Dave" "Davie"
,W Tixcoinx, W ASH.
Age, 18 years, II months. Height, 5 feet, 9 inches. XVeight, 145 pounds.
Three years in scl1ool. Pennsylvania.
Second Football team, 1911. Manager Track team, 1913. Assistant Manager,
1912. Monitor, 1913. Class Day Committee, 1913. Senior House Committee, 1913.
Oh, yes indeed, he's a westerner. Could tell that by a glance at
the above pictures, couldn't you? Handsome, too! VVell, just ask the
Class of IQI4. Wfithout any insinuations we think he's bow-legged.
He denies it, and spent two hours on a picture puzzle from Pojvezzlaer
Zldfeclzav-zics trying to prove the opposite. But tl1e fact remains. And,
"Golly Ned," he's musical. Can tell you how to play a mandolin through
both study-hours and get an average of 70 for the year. W'ill take you
auto-riding with his mechanic, Bennerg and travels between New York
and Litchfield between two and three A. M.
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SUMMIT, N. I.
Age, 18 years. Height, 5 feet, IO inches 'Weiffht 1
. G , 45 pounds.
Three years in school. Yale., -
Papyms Board, IQI2, 1913. Animal Board, IQI2, 1913. Chairman, 1913.
Dramatic Association, 1913. Debating Club, 1912, 1913. Secretary, 1913.
Since "Clive" is our chairman we feel that in this case silence is
golden. Though he was unable to participate in athletics, let it suthce
when we say he aspires to tennis and perspires on the "versus Facultyv
handball team, thatl h ' '
ie as a serious nature and is uncomnionly stubborn.
I3O THE TAFT ANNUAL 1913
Age, 20 years, 6 months. Height, 6 feet, IZ inches. Wfeight, 173 pounds.
Five years- in school. Yale.
Football team, 1910, 1911, IQI2. Captain, 1912. Second, 1909. Second Hockey
team, 1911, 1912, IQI3. Manager of Track team, 1911, 1912. Monitor, 1912, 1913.
Head Monitor, 1913. Treasurer of T. S. C. S., 1910, Secretary, 1911. President,
1912. President of T. A. A., 1913. Class Secretary, 1912, 1913. Football Dance
Has been a member of the last live graduating classes, but this year
by the determination with which he chews his pipe-stem we can see
that he is going to put the cz in his diploma. Plays football best with
a grandstand full of Hskirtsl' behind l1im, and wears a green hat. Owns
50 per cent. of the shares in the royal suite and has hours from two to
three "at home" Cwith Mr. Wfilsonj. Can always tell you how many
days before vacation, and is Hfeeling lowl' unless he is telling one of
his stories. Continually wishes there was a separate mail system between
Vlfatertown and Middlebury, and he says he has the hardest schedule in
school. He is now practicing his signature.
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CLEVELA ND, O1-110
Age, I7 years, IO months. Height, 5 feet, IO inches. Vtfeight, 150 pounds.
Four years in school. VVilliams. ,
Second Hockey team, 1911, 1912. Hockey team, 1913, Second Baseball team,
1911, 1912. Baseball team, 1913. Glee Club, 1912. Mandolin Club, 1910, 1911, IQI2,
1913. Banjo Club, 1912, 1913. Bzzlbul Committee, 1913.
Is never happy unless playing some musical instrument and is con-
sequently always in a good humor. Can play anything from a mouth-
organ to a violin Qnotice We say "to"j. His hearers stopped him there.
Yet he claims he knows one chord and we agree-a discord. And sing!
well, nothing but classics. Such songs as "Millions of Girls" and
"Robert E. Lee" are really distasteful to him. If you don't believe
that, go listen to him. Beside his musical ability, they say he's athletic.
Anyone, doubting this, should be present at the Senior House when he
has just received his mail. "Look out, 'Judgef he's comingln
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Age, 18 years, II months. Height, 5 feet, 8 inches. llleight, 135 pounds.
Four years in school. Yale.
Mandolin Club, IQI3. Debating Club, 1912, 1913. Prize Composition, 1911.
Hark! A merry whistle can be heard ascending the stairway, and
presently a voice is heard shouting in accents clear, "Handball team
report at 3 o'clock.' There is a hurrying of feet and we divine the
team was waiting' anxiously for its ardent leader. 'KC-eorge' has, it is
true, one main trait of character Che told us he had a characterj, and
that is tenacity of purpose. He was once even known to make the rounds
of twenty-eight hat stores in New York in search of a "dip" which
would Ht itself to his particular style of beauty. His favorite attitude,
as we see him, is receiving a master from half way under a bed, though
at times he has not bothered even to move. Xlfe may add he has made
some of his best "jokes" upon hearing read off Ha visit plus fivef'
and as, with prancing step, he betakes himself hence from a certain
classroom, where he recites in the following manner: 'KA-er-er-.U
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STODDARD PINTARD JOHNSTON
NEW YORK, N. Y,
Age, I7 years, 3 months. Height, 6 feet, I inch. Weiglit, 165 pounds.
Two years in school. Yale.
Library Monitor, IQI3. Gun Club, IQI3.
Gifted with sufficient brain-power, so that work has been a mere
detail, 'fStoddard" has loafed gloriously through two years of school
and has at last reached a place where his life must be biographed. To
go into detail: "Stoddard" has two occupations-tennis and reading. As
we have never played him in the former, naught can be said as to his
game, while it seems sufficient in the case of the latter when we say
his favorite authors are R. XV. Chambers and G. B. McCutcheon. "Say,
have you seen that new story in the Cosmopolrifavz by the author of KHis
Blushing Bride? H
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SOLON CHESTER KELLEY, JR.
Age, 18 years, 8 months. Height, 5 feet, II inches. Wleight, 160 pounds.
Four years in school. Brown.
Second Football team, 1911. Football team, 1912. Oracle Board, 1911, 1912,
IQI3. Assistant Manager, 1912. Manager, 1913. Debating Club, 1912, 1913.
Mandolin Club, 1913. Gun Club, 1913.
This man of Irish descent and intelligence is one of the greatest
fussers of the class, with the possible exception of the "Judge," and
has the Blarney Stone beaten to a frazzle when it comes to winning the
ladies. Also manages the Oracle, which accounts for his sporty collars
and silk shirts. One day when the Board was taking a trolley ride to
get an inspiration, he was found expostulating with them about paying
a thirty cent fare out of the Oracle money. No wonder he gets away
with it. He often complains that he can't "see it too well," so we
advise him to buy a pair of glasses. Never mind, "So,' you're right
ref.,-CM Glaze.. duaaasp..
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VVALTER BALDVV IN LAVVRENCE
V "lfValt" '4Walter"
SUMMIT, N. J.
Age, I7 years, IO months. Height, 5 feet, IOM inches. lfVeight, 135 pounds.
Two years in school CII and '13j. Yale.
Animal Board, 1913. Dramatic Association, IOII. Oracle Board, 1913.
Debating Club, 1913. Senior' House Committee, 1913. Ivy Ode, 1913.
"lfValter" the "lit'ry" man 'of the classg and if he isnlt voted
class punster, it won't be his fault-he's been working hard for that title
day and night at our expense. But respect is due to anyone who can
make the Board of this paper and the'O1facZe, besides. Moreover, he has
the distinction of being the only Senior that has really had his neck
broken, Owns a set of O. Henry, but finds it difhcult to keep track of
his volumes. If you Want to meet this interesting character, you'll find
him up on the fourth floor arguing with Mr. Joline.
7136 THE TAFT ANNUAL 1913
CHARLES ELIHU LYMAN
M IDDLEFIELD, CONN.
. Age, 18 years, II months. Height, 5 feet, II inches. XVeight, 150 pounds.
Four years in school. Sheffield Scientihc School.
Gun Club, 1913.
This finished product of the school is about the only one of his class
who has decided on his life work. After standing three years of the
city life of New Haven, he is going to beat a hasty retreat to his farm.
Yes, he boasts he can already surpass Luther Burbank in grafting apple
seeds onto peach blossoms so that enough niulberry leaves can be
obtained to feed his silk worms. Is particularly good at handball, as he
imagines he is handling hot potatoes, when playing. Shoots daily on the
Gun Club and is one of Tho1npson's official keepers. Both can give you
full particulars about each other.
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HENRY NEIL MALLON
5 months. Height, 5 feet, 8 inches. Wfeight, 140 pounds.
Two years in school. Ohio State.
Football team, 1912. Basketball team, 1913. Baseball team, 1912, 1913. Debat-
ing Club, IQI2, IQI3. Secretary, 1912. President, IQI3. Library Monitor, 1913.
Football Dance Committee. 1912. Debating Prize, 1912. Valeclictory, 1913.
Small, silent, steady! No, We're not seeing how many words we
can think of that begin with s, but those three words describe the above
little fellow to a dot. Though he has been in school two years and,
incidentally in the front ranks of everything-even studies,-he has never
been even reported to have become ruffled at the greatest provocation.
Wfhen not Worrying about his valedictory, he takes great pleasure and
recreation in telling the members of the Debating Club they're Wrong-
it makes no difference what side they take. Has an affection for
relations and brought his cousin to the football dance. Sometimes the
little things do count in this world, after all. '
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ASA BURTON NELSON
' DERBY LINE, VT.
Age, 16 years, 9 months. Height, 5 feet, 8 inches. Wleight, 145 pounds.
Four years in school. Yale.
Second Football team, 1912. Second Hockey team, 1912, 1913. Mandolin Club,
1912, 1913. Banjo Club, 1913. Sextette, 1913. Library Monitor, 1913.
'Wearily we climbed the stairs to our hero's room. He was out.
Could they tell us where he was? Ol1, yesg in Mrs. Gardiner's room.
Thank you. fBusiness of crossing corridor and entering afore-men-
tioned apartments.l Yes, there he is. See him, lying upon the sofa,
propped up by pillows, reading Laura jean Libbey, to the accompani-
ment of a Victrola, and munching chocolate bonbons. Isn't it a beautiful
scene? And it's no pipe-dream, either. just interview Asa and we'll
wager a free copy that you have the same result.
L ma Ma.
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JAMES H. ROBINSQN
YONKERS, N. Y.
Age, IQ years, 9 months. Height, 5 feet, 6, inches. Weight, 137 pounds.
One year in school. Sheffield Scientific School.
Glee Club, IQI3. Dramatic Association, IQI3. Bulbul Committee, 1913.
After sampling various schoolactivities "jimmy" finally chose the
drama. Here his forte surely lies, for who can forget the tender pathos
of "Glass" as he said: "You suffragette, if you kiss me, I'll whollop
you." His supply of humor is unending, and nearly every name and
custom in the school has suffered at the hands of his "wit," He is,
however, of a quiet disposition Cshall We say, that of a gentleman of
leisure FD and enjoys nothing better than to sit before the fire, feet up,
pipe in mouth, lost in absorbing O. Henry. Also he rejoices in a barber-
shop tenor, which he uses upon all possible occasions, including church.
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RQBERT HEYSHAM SAYRE, TTT
HPUSSII lipussyyll KKBOb!7
SoU1H BETHLEHEM, PENN.
Age, 20 years, 1 month. Height, 6 feet, 1 inch. Yfeight. 169 pounds
Six years in school. Shetneld Scientihc School.
Third Football team, IQO8. Second, 1909. Football team, IQIO, 1911 1912
Second Basketball team, 1910, 1911. Captain. IQII, Basketball team, IQI2, IQI3
Second Baseball team, 1910, IQII. Captain, 1911. Manager Baseball team, 1913
Assistant Manager, 1912. President of Class, 1912, IQI3. Monitor, 1912 IQI3
Vice President of T. S. C. S., 1913. Vice President of T. 1-X. A.
'fPussy" has been with us almost long enough to remember when
Mr. Blaine was in politics and Dunham clid11't smoke. He hails from
Pennsylvania and has many qualities of its widely advertised Dutchmen,
one of which Mr. Taft has repeatedly told him about. Takes great
delight, when not having a shredded wheat party at IO.3O P. M., in
quelling Thompson and quoting Kipling, also in table repartee-for
details see Andrews. Owns a head of kinky hair which he dislikes but
keeps for the sake of the girls g and shares the Annex with Dunham.
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PAUL BEACH SESSIONS
Age, I7 years, 4 months. Height, 5 feet, II inches. VVeight, 147 pounds.
One year in school. Yale. '
Second Basketball team, 1913. Glee
Club, IQI3. Quartette, 1913,
This Bristolite decided to stop
'off at VVatertown for a year on his
way to New Haven. H-as red hair, wears glasses, and sings, but outside
of that he's a pretty good sort of fellow. Spends his time doing Kelley's
Latin, when not eating. Wlent out for the Senior team, but decided to
save his arm till he got to New Haven. Generally tends to his own
business though nearl an f night one can hear him shout out of his
1 b Y 3 Cv
window, "W7ho threw that ?"
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CHARLES PHELPS TAFT, Il
'lChas', "Charlie" "Tait"
NEW HAVEN, CONN.
Age, I5 years, 9 months. Height, 5 feet, II inches. W'eight, 175 pounds.
Five years in school.
Second Football team, 1911. Football team, IQI2. Basketball team, 1913.
Baseball team, 1913. Manager, Tennis, IQI3. Papyrusv Board, IQII, 1912, IQI3.
Assignment Editor, 1913. Dramatic Association, 1909, 1910, 1911. 1912, IQI3.
President, 1913. Mandolin Club, 1911, 1912, 1913. Sextette, 1912, 1913. Banjo
Club, 1912, 1913. Monitor, 1913. President of T. S. C. S., IQI3. Debating Club,
1912, 1913. President, 1913. Scholarship, Prize, 1909. IQIO. IQII, 1913. Second
Prize, 1912. Latin Prose Prize, 1912. Latin Sight Translation Prize, 1912.
The editor, weary from long enumeration of "Chas's" honors,
refilled his pen and tried to think: and the only result was, "How does
he do it ?" This is no wonder, for when the grease is thick in most of
the rooms in study-hour, he may be invariably found perusing the col-
umns of The 51111. Has a cheerful habit of being absent-minded every
once in a while Cthey say all men of genius have this failingj, and
would have gone to breakfast without his shoes 0116 morning, had not
some kind person told him to "come to life." Nevertheless, though he
can forget more to the square inch than anyone in school, he some way
or other shows a11 almost inconceivable record of deeds in the end. His
name is always connected with Q5 per cent, and still he is tl1e only
member of the class who is not going to graduate.
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JOHN 1cANDoLF 1HoMPsoN, 111
' CHICAGO, ILL.
Age, 18 years, 9 months. Height, 5 feet, 95 inches. Vlfeight, 125 pounds.
Four years in school. Yale.
Manager Football Team, 1912. Papyrus Board, 1911, 1912, 1913. Mandolin
Club, 1912, 1913. Banjo Club, IQI2, 1913. Debating Club, 1912, 1913. Gun Club,
1913. Vice President, 1913. Dramatic Association, 1913.
john is a little man -with the big voice. If nothing were said of
him here, you would not be long in .making his acquaintance, as he has
a way, peculiar unto himself, of making himself both seen and heard.
Has kept time and score for all games since we can't remember when.
Is always on business, and you must make appointments with him before-
hand. Owns eleven blazers and a sled. Claims that he's as big as Taft:
actual measurements disprove this, but taking other things into consid-
eration-well, how about it, John? Believes in taking twice as long
vacation as the rest of the school, and 'tif you want to see the best
city in America, come to Chicago."
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ALLAN TRAIN TRUMBLTLL
Age, 18 years, 9 months. Height, 5 feet, IO inches. 'Weight, 145 pounds.
Three years in school. Sheffield Scientiiic School.
Football team, 1912. Debating Club, IQIZ, IQI3. Secretary, IQI3. Vice
President, 1913. Dramatic Association, 1912. 1913. Chairman of Bzzlbul Com-
mittee, 1913. Class History, IQI3.
A pipe and a laugh and we have a very good picture of this Litch-
held-well, o11ce we would have said "farmer," but since he has visited
New York several times during the past year we can hardly call him that.
As one would gather from our first statement, he is not an over-diligent
workerg nevertheless he accomplishes a tremendous amount between two
and three. Moreover, in mathematics he has had the honor of having
given l1is name to something: a "Trumbull" error Qdon't makenonej.
Can smoke anything from corn-silk to hemp. Spends most of his time
convincing his room-mate of something that he doesn't believe. Ylle would
say more but fear that we would run on to a big tale.
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HERMON LEONARD UNDERHILL
"Hern1ie" "Undie" "Heian" Q
Owizco, N. Y.
Age, 20 years, 2 rnonths. Height, 5 feet, IO inches, Weight, 193 pounds.
Four years in school. Yale.
Second Football team, IQIO. Football team, IQII, IQ12. Track team, IQI2, 1913.
Second Baseball team, 1911. Manager Basketball team, 1913. Assistant Manager.
1912. Papyrus Board, IQII, 1912, IQI3f Mandolin Club, IQIO, IQII, 1912. Glee
Club, IQIO, 1911, 1912, 1913. Leader, 1913. Football Dance Committee, 1912.
After interviewing some of those on this lean nyn1ph's corridor,
we have learned part-we assure you but a small part- of l1is life.
He is affable, to say the least, and believes thoroughly that everything
that is yours is his also. But even here his optimism and good nature
sometimes prevail, for if the mud is not too deep, he lets you have
your arctics on Sunday. Having' lost "the hidden soul of harmony," he
can be heard seeking it at almost any time-and we hope he finds it soon.
vVVvl'1CI1 leading cheers, he tells us to "wash his handsf, but we think he is
almost capable of doing that himself. In fact, he is an "all round" man.
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-GEORGE CORYDON XVAGNER
TACOMA, W Asn.
Age, I7 years, 8 months. Height, 5 feet, IO inches. Weight, 130 pounds.
Two years in school. Sheffield Scientiflc School.
Tennis, 1912, 1913. Oracle Board, 1913. Banjo club. 1913. Gun Club, 1913.
This bustling product of the Golden Wfest is a tennis player of great
renown. It is whispered among the best circles that McLoughlin gave
him instructions, bidding him to uphold the honor of the Pacific Coast,
before he left on his pilgrimage to the East. At any rate, he's got a
pretty big cup in his room which his room-mate will tell you in awed
tones was won in a tennis tournament fwe think there were two entriesj.
He believes that his great success lies in keeping himself in strict
physical condition, and with this in View he usually takes a spring trip
to Bermuda, being under the care of certain members of the Faculty. He
has learned by infinite patience to play the banjo-also through the
patience of those on his corridor. ,
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BENJAMIN STUART VVALCOTT
VVASHINGTON, D. C.
Age, 16 years, II months. Height, 5 feet, IO inches. Weight, 145 pounds.
y One year in school. WVilliams.
Dramatic Association, 1913.
This representative from Vlfashington is the original India-rubber
martyr. Keep well away from him if you have any of that article about
your anatomy. It is reported that when he was forced to use crutches,
having injured his ankle, he absolutely refused to use any rubber tips
on them, exclaiming, "Think of those poor souls Working-" but here
he was grabbed by "Shorty," who made him read an article in the
Outlook. Ran half-mile in the class meet but no official time was taken,
owing to the fact that the timer was only provided with an eight-day
clock. Besides this he is remarkable for having taken live years of
"Taft School Latinn in one.
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ARTHUR LATHROP ZERBEY
Age, I7 years, 5 months. Height, 5 feet, 6 inches. Vlfeight, 135 pounds.
One year in school. Yale.
Baseball team, 1913.
The modest Senior !-not that the rest aren't modest, butl. Fur-
thermore he has been known to stump Mr. McIntosh Cand we hope
you donlt want any more proof that he's there with the brainsj. But
wait! Maybe by reading so far you havenlt pictured our "Shrub" in
the proper light. Wfho would guess that he is an athlete? Yes, he
played baseball, all right, and the way those bases flew by him as he ran
would make Thorpe himself envious. His broad grin has so cheered
us all that one cannot but regret that he has been here but one year.
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if me VHN lslllllitli
Qld Rip Van NVinkle de Tait, sir,
Awoke on a bright summers day,
To find to his fast-growing horror
I-Ie'd slept twenty years quite away.
The reason I have all this knowledge,
Vtfhich Ilm quickly imparting, you see,
Is this, the simplest of answers,
R. IW. de Tait, sir, is me.
So now to the point of my story-
Too much of this might be a boreg
And pardon, please,' errors in grammar'
This poet has ne'er writ before.
O Muse, 'tis tit I invoke youg
On my knees to implore your good aidg
Ye editor seeks a class forecast
And that person needs must be obeyed.
So Muse, with your kinclest permission,
Iill jot down a line or two here,
And when people finish perusing
It, I should worry, I fear.
As I was descending the mountain,
A shot rang' out loud in the air
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And I ran into old "Penny" Cooper
NVho had just finished killing a bear.
Once again I was off for the village,
But stopped for a drink at a farmg
Lo! out rushes Elihu Lyman
So pleased to give me the glad arm.
As I'm nearing the bounds of my township,
A signboard stands greeting my eye
"Use Andrew's wonderful tonic-
Vtfith it the hair cannot die !"
I smile and recall how poor "Gussie"
Used to wheedle an egg from the cook,
And buy all of Murph's latest tonics
To save his dear hair-But here, look!
"I'Iermy" Underhill comes up the sidewalk
And a tear can be seen in his eye.
l'Oh 'Rip,' won't you lend me a raincoat?
I'll return it, I swear, bye and bye."
just then a crowd of young students
Rush forth from a school-building smallg
"W'i1lie" Bourne comes a-following after
The principal of Corwin Hall.
As I walk on, the houses are closer,-
The streets take on more of an air.
"I'll wager a dollar," I murmur,
"john Thompsonls been booming things here."
Nor am I all wrong in my guessing:
Before my eyes Cdoings of Fate!Q
Is an othce whose sign in the window
Reads: Iohn Thompson, Choice Real Estate.
Next door our old friend Austin Dunham
Sells pipes, cigarettes, and cigars,
Wfith a present with each dollar purchase
Of a pound of tobacco in jars.
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On the corner I purchase a paper,
W'hose boss was none else but Clive Day,
And look for an ad of amusements
To help drive my dull care away.
Aha! at the Orpheum The'ter,
Given up to renned vaudeville,
Among a long list of bum actors
"Sam" Iiells' name is there on the bill.
Another act on the same programme
QI11 brackets they call it "a bear"j
Is one by "Bun" Benner and "Tommy,"
Entitled a "dance on the stairf'
Asudden desire for a soda
Turns my steps to a nearby drug-store,
Russell Bartlett is there at the counter,
Consuming a 'fdopei' as of yore.
The clerk's face is very familiar,
I puzzle to think who it is:
"Stoddard Johnston!" I cry, full of wonder,
'When he asks me: "Plain water or 'hz ?' '
The front door then slams with a racket,
A cheery voice rings in my ear.
"It's George!" I exclaim in amazement,
"I Wonder what heisldoing here.
Perhaps he no longer keeps training,
Our hand-ball captain at school,
The king of them all in the bluff game
And ditto in slinging the droolf,
'f'Why Rip, I'm so glad to see you,
Pray tell what you're doing around?
For years We have placed you as resting
'Vkfhere the rivers of booze do abound' U
I tell him the tale of 1'1'1y sleeping
And how I have once more bestirred
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To visit my Taft ,I3 classmates.
His answer is: '6VVell, you're a bird !"
But nevertheless then he tells me
In his same old humorous way
Wfhat all the old fellows are doing
And how they are earning their pay.
Byrne, as we all had expected,
Is a judge in the Federal Court,
ls married, has two little 'fBillies,"
And puts down the booze by the quart,
Hudson Burr is presenting a series
Of lectures on Panama old,
Wfhile a great surprise follows right after'
"Tony', Trumbull's a bachelor bold,
The last man T'd pick for that honor.
CI'm down on all matrimony
For particulars see Mr. Irving
And then you can well pity ine.j
Arthur Bunker's a big husky porter,
QA gasp here escapes from my lipsj
But the dignity he always carried
Coinpels him to scoff at all tips.
f'Bill" Davis, he says, is the pres'dent
Gf a school corresponding by mail
And boasting to cure men of bowlegs.
Provided they shell out the "kale."
He tells me that Nelson has started
A libr'y of fiction and suchg
Wlhen I ask, "Is it free to the public?"
My friend loudly hollers, "Not much!"
Among all the best-sellers in it
Arthur Zerbey's new book may be seen
Called E.1'fFI'l01lCUS -zviflz. the Blank Verses,
Or Hl'llfS for the Poet lVlz0's Green.
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"Alas!" I exclaim in a moment,
HOf 'Pussy, you'Ve said not a bit,
Of fPussy,' our former class-pres'dent,
A corking good fellow to witf'
"I-Ie's planning a visit to Europe,"
My guide begins to explain,
But I shout out in boisterous laughter,
"I-Ie's up to his old tricks again!,'
"And what has come of 'Dutch' Wfagner P"
I ask in a bright hopeful tone.
"Velocipedes still are his hobby
And reaping the oats he has sown.
'Chas' Taft is now starring in opera-
I always said he could sing-
But heard him last night with S. Kelley,
Wfho said, 'I can't grant him a thingf H
"In baseball we're well represented,',
Continued my friend very soon, T
'Z 'Stew' Wfalcottfs a Major League umpire,
And with ease he is able to croon
'Yer out, you Robinson loafer,'
For ,limmy's made good at the game,
And has robbed J. McGraw of his salary
And made for himself quite a nanief'
MOI Sessions to me you've not spoken,"
I said, in an effort to gain
All the news from my noisy companion.
"Pray what business does he maintain ?l'
"IfVhy Sessions has made his profession
That of playing the organ and such,
I-Ie started that back in our schooldays
And likes the sport ever so muchf'
"Then 'El1C1'CiS Mallon-I'd almost forgot h
So high has he risen 'bove me-
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He's a Congressman from my old district,
And a statesman that's going to be
Someone worth while ere he leaves us,
You mark my words, take them all in,
For Neil, with the tact of a Franklin,
Is a man on Whose word you can pin."
That's all of them now, patient reader,
But I think that you all will agree
That forecasting is not my vocation
And "back to the mountains" for me.
Very Well, I'll be off in a minute,
QI must stop though and have my beard shavedj
And leave you to say at your leisure
How well T ,I3 has behaved.
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fl fl5K STORY.
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An Alphabetical School Day
Acrostical as this may seem to be,
Because the letters reach from A to Z,
Carefully 'tis written, if not well,
Done between the soundings of the bell.
Early as the sun dare show his head,
Frightened by the sun, while still in bed,
Grappling with a collar, 'gainst the odds of fate,
Hurrying to school, just to find you're'late,
Insisting that the bell was rung a half minute early,-
jamming, pushing, fighting, shoving, everybody surly g
. Knowing word by word the morning bill o' fare:
Little cream as usual, which always goes to Sayre,
Muffins, enemies of heat, and omelets icy cold,
No one dares deny it, for the tale is very old.
Of course the day of work is there before us still:
Prayers and supplications our souls and hearts do fill,
Quotations overwhelm us, rules are all forgot,
Rushing over pages, that we learned have not.
Sessions held from two to three Qthey mark our ignoran
Terror fills our very souls Coh, what a circumstancej.
Unfortunately we do find, our marks are very low,
Very often is the case, we wonder "VVhy 'tis so ?"
Wait till mathematics come, the fear of Wfilliam Byrne,
"X plus Y plus Z"-he says, "is all you have to learnf
Yet even then, we're very fond of this' old school, so dear,
Zeal inspires every heart, and knowledge conquers fear.
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We Should Worry!
Burr should worry, get sick, and undermine his system.
P. Sessions should worry, buy some peroxide, and die.
Crapo should worry, get a job, and draw a salary.
The gun team, go on a tear, and get shot:
Bunker should worry for seven days and grow weak.
F. N. Barton should worry, buy a Gillette, and raze his prices.
The "Judge" should worry. fall into the stove and Byrne.
Dunham should worry, be a plumber, and have plenty of pipes.
Fisher should worry, purchase a hammer, and gain a few pounds.
Sayre should worry, buy a whetstoue and grind.
Wfe should all worry, start running. and pass our exams.
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New School-'fAnd still be doingt never done."
T. S. C. S. reformation-"No season now for calm familiar talk."
Civil Government Class-"T he more we study, we more discover our
Mr. Wa1'd fin Senior English dailyl-HO night and day, but this is
wondrous strange V'
Thompson-"'Ilhough vanquished he could argue still."
Trumbull-"I could a tale unfold."
Burr-"O Cuckoo! Shall I call thee bird.
Or but 21 wandering Voice P"
Cooper-"The hell within him."
- Kelley-"VVhy all this rush and fuss and great anxiety to live ?"
I-Iollister-"I shall never beware of my own wit until I break my
shins upon itf, '
Dunham-"I-Ie was not merely a chip off the old block, but the old
block itselff' E
Bunker-f'All the great men are dying, and I'm not well myselff,
Corwin-f'Life is short and so am If,
Donnelley-"A schoolboy's tale, the wonder of the hourf,
I. Robinson-"All work, even cotton spinning, is noble: work is
alone noblef, .
Wfatertown-"Far from the madding crowd, ignoble strife."
Davis-"Thou hast the sweetest face I ever looked upon."
C. Taft-" But men are men: the best sometimes forget?
Mr. Wfheeler-"I am a man that from the first has been inclined to
Glee Club-"I-Iow this discord doth afllict my soul V'
Byrne-"Every why has a whereforef'
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junior-"Please, Mr. Dunham, may I sleep with Bob to-night?
Mr. Taft gave me permission and Mr. McIntosh said it was all right."
Dunham Cdubiouslyj-"Oh, I suppose so."
Student CMonday morningj-HSay, Metty, why are you all dressed
up? Look at your trousers-therels not a crease in them !"
Mr. 'Ward Qin English Classj-'KHOW can you distinguish the Lady
in Camus from an ordinary person ?,'
Burr Cinnocentlyj--"VVhy, she was virtuous'
Mr. Ioline-"VVell, George, translate."
Mr. joline-"XVell, George, you may cease translating."
Senior Cmusingj-"VVell, I'll Wish Ld laughed at his jokes when
Lm tutoring in geometry this summerf'
Master fat dinnerj-Hjohn, please don't read newspapers at the
Thompson-"Oh, that's all right, this is the 'Papf l'
Member of Annual Board-"George, you're very witty, aren't you?"
Member-"lVhy don't you write for the Amzzzal?
George-"Huh! lVhat's that got to do with wit ?"
Calhoun Qin historyj-"Carthage's territory extended from the Pil-
lars of Hercules to the Rock of Gibraltar."
Coit Ceyeing a glass of water UU at dinnerj-"Thanks, this is
delicious. VVho mixed it ?',
First student-"Miz Roberts gives us all kinds of figures of speech
in Latin Classfl
Second student-"So does Mr. Hobart in German Classg we have
anacoluthon, aposiopesis and Pelonskyf'
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All ready knowledge of anything and everything in the Tait School.
If you want to know why they
should have a "GTT,' '
If you want to know how you
can go to New York every Sun-
day without points,
y See Calhoun.
If you want to know .anything
about Bermuda Chickens,
If you want to know how to put
away twelve shredded wheat at one
Take breakfast with Bunker.
If you want to know the joys of
the denierit system,
Get C. Robinson to elucidate.
If you want to know Leffertls
Inquire from Davis.
If you want to know how to
shoot three men with two bullets
and not repent afterwards,
Look up Curtis.
lf you want to know how to
Drop into Dunhanfs rooni.
If you want to know how to
graft an Elton Dinner ott a Sun-
Petition Burr and Wfolf.
CBut we hope you won't want to.j
lf you want to know how it feels
to be married, ,
Hunt up Mike.
If you Want to know anything else,
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Extracts from English Papers
He listens to the morning' lwealcing.-Scz,y1'e.
For instance, a man sees a woman and goes home thinking about
her,-a thing' which was not the custom in the days of C3.l1'O.-447'Zd7'6ZC'S.
A rush candle means a candle quickly brought.-?
The Puritans came in small ships ready to enclure ha1'clsl1ips.-T1'1mz-
Then Ben Ionson's learned rocks are spoken of as an amusing' enter-
tainment for one wishing an attractive pageailt.-Uzzdvrlzill.
Une of the many enemies of popular government, which injures
Morality and Religion, is Public Credit.-Ecllfs.
Sent to Sing' Sing on a charge of second-hand 1UL11'ClCl'.-PO'ZL'CN.
He opened the g'irl's strong'-box with the can-opener attachment,
and then reacl all the llrissels.-B-w'11v.
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ATTENTION ONE AND ALL!
The Annual Takes Great Pleasure in Placing the Following Publications Before the School
JUST ON THE MARKET
The Call of the Carpenter ...................
Charge It ........................
Dancing and Dancers of To-day ....
A Dome of Many Colors ........V
The Eldest Son ................
The Harvester .....
The Iron 'Woman ..................
lust Boy ................... Q ..........
The Man W'ho Understood Wlomen ....
Marriage .... ........... . ........... .
A Miscellany of Men ..,.... .
The Red Cross Girl ...........
The Scout Master of Troop 5 .....
Social Life in Old New Orleans ..........
The Soul of a Tenor ......................
I The Unknown Quantity fa masterly storyj ..
The Foreigner ....... .................... .....
The Head Coach ......
The Man Higher Up ....
Dr. Luke of Labrador . .. .. . . .
The Private Secretary . . . . . . .
Set in Silver ........
The Talker ....,... ... .... ..' ....... .....
The Wlizard of Oz ....,........................
And a Colossal Undertaking
.. E. Lyman
. PV. Bowne
. . PV. Clarke
MV. G. l'l'eld
. N. Gfirjield
.... R. f0ll71'SOIl
The Ward Edition of Shakespeare fPocket Slzeb
With Notes by W. Bourne
All's Vilell That Ends Wlell ..... ......... . . Diploma
As You Like It ,........... .....,...,... P Iolllsler
Comedy of Errors ......... Dramatic Axsocialiozl
King' Iolm ............,... ......,... 1 Ur. Dallas
Love's Labors Lost ........ ....... S weeziy
Midsummer Nighfs Dream
Much Ado About Nothing ... ....
The Merchant of Venice ....
The Tempest .........., ....
A VVinter's Tale .. . ....
.. Mr. Ufells
164 THE TAIFT ANNUAL' IQI3
SUN CHASE SHINING 'EF
13gm.Tz'sl-1111112 was Mussels ? '
S vv EENE Y CQULD NOT DFINCE?
Plissrow DID- NOT PLHYTHE Pnrzmo?
MaWee:rou LET Flwvowe Our OPS-row CLRSS?
DHN .Sumvnm M!rN'r Ou'rOF BU51Nr:55?
L.'EoBaNsoN CouLDN'T5FvY l'GoT FINYTHINGTQ
CUNHINGHHM BRHUSHED I-lfs H HIE ?
KELLEY 51-opPEuTfw1Nc.To FU55 THEGIRLS?
Dvnmnm Dm NOT GET Hxslwlggascnnum?
IBENNER MFIRKED FINYQNE ONT4-:E FLURTHFQQOR?
LHUNDRYSENT-Bncx H-PHIR Or Sobxs-F: Vlnrcu?
DONNELLY Coon: NQTTHRQWTHEBULL?
Jwcos :Dua Nor HHVE HNY BIGDOPE ?
T'bz'WnnDFoRoo1'TB.XM1Nn THE CLOCK ?
-me FlNNunL CHME OUTONTINE ?
METCHLF KNEW H15 FRENCH?
Loiansu. Mussel: Fi l'IfaHL?
THIS WHS HCCEPT ED
IQI3 THE TAFT ANNUAL 1
EVEN IF wi DIDNT Fur THE rm nv Pon
WE FPUT IT QV
HEY T' ISGMQQF
AT vu-r -rue
H' A 5 STVR IN
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The end has conieg our days of school are oler,
And as this book we close, the last wide door
Through which we pass to yet more vital things
Ts opened, and the sight of Future brings
Before us by its harsh proximity
The truth that stern responsibility
Must soon upon our shoulders heavy lie.
And, as we on Life's threshold pause to eye
The world in which our work niust soon be laid,
And hesitate, and Wonder if afraid
lVe'll shirlc the duties men ought never fear.
A courage springs from what we've learned while here,
The school's true spirit puts our minds at rest-
A111bltlO11!S creed, "do more than 'wellf do 'best' 'l
And now from this, the place of help, we part.
From rnen, true friends, dear to each heart.
TV e niust go forth with no strength but our own
To try the world's rough paths alone.
But when kind Fate doth lead us back again
Wtelll conie to thank-'tis here we learned were men.
john R. Thompson Co
5- N - LEVI N w1m3RTowN GARAGE
Main Street Branch ONE MINUTE FROM SCHOOL
DOOLITTLE Sc PUTNANI
Cabinet W01'li, Interior Finish
General Mill Worli
5 1dlNI lllfX 1
P. N . L U N D
Repairing, Cleansing, Pressing r
Nearly and Promptly Done
WATERTOWN - - CONN.
are always obtained by the
specialist. Our specialties are
pictures, frames ana photo-
graphic finishing. Let us serve
you in these lines. Careful
attention given to mail orders.
THE CURTIS ART CO.
25 West Main St.
Waterbury - - Conn.
The Watertown Lumber Co.
DOORS, SASH, BLINDS, GLASS, SEWER PIPE
AND MASONS' SUPPLIES
t X 1 7
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HOUSE ESTABLISHED 1881
JACOBS 8: JACOBS
REPRESENTED BY MR. I. M. JACOBS
1086 CHAPEL STREET
NEW HAVEN. CONN.
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Stanley H. Grater
Manufacturing and Refracting
4th Floor, 65 Bank Street'
Wednesday and Saturday E
Staple and Fancy
Wines and Imported Cigars
40 North Main Street
WATERBURY - - CONN
THE FILLEY FQ CRANE CO.
EVERYTHING NEEDED WE HAVE -
t X I 9
Zin , T "RESERVED
H115 Z FOR A
119 GRAND STREET
WATERBURY - CONN.
NIAKE YOUR ALLOWANCE LAST LONGER
Save Nloney on Sporting Goods
COLVIPLETE UP-T0-IJATE LINE OF
Sweaters Hulltillg Boots and Coats
Skis Base Ball Goods
Skates Foot Ball Goods
Nlackixlaw Coats Tennis Goods
Boating and Calnping Supplies
OUR LATEST CATALOGUE WILL BE SENT FREE ON REQUEST
ontgomery Ward 8: Co.
Chicago Avenue Bridge, Chicago
IO Kindly Mention The Taft Annual
The China Shop
China and Glass Novelties
in great variety. Flemish,
German and Japanese Pot-
tery for wall and cabinet
decorations. A Hue line of
Chafmg Dishes from 33 up.
Express paid on all orders.
26 North Main Street
Waterbury - - Conn.
Carpenter and Mason
MASON SUPPLIES, LU MBER
Mill and Cabinet Work
General Contractors for the new
HURON PORTLAND CEMENT C0.
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sion A1203 F6203 Cao Mgo S03
22.475 6.115 2.79513 65.615 1.625 1.405
Kindly Mention The Taft Annual
Phone 175 MAIN STREET
Livery, Feed ana'
Baggage transferred to and
from the school
Carriages meet every train
First-class accommodations for
Chauffeurs and Cars
for school and college
-that are reliable at popu-
lar prices have been
macle a particular feature
of our business.
Importers and Tailors
94,4 CHAPEL STREET
New Haven - - Conn.
FRAN K B RCS.
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THE MERCHANTS TRUST C0.
1 42 GRAND STREET
Waterbury - - - Connecticut
Regular Banking and Trust Busi-
This Trust Company pays 275
interest on checking accounts and
455 compound interest on savings
Our Bonds of Thrift, Perseverance
and Independence on which pay-
ments are made monthly for three
years are worth knowing about.
Call at the bank and ask to see them.
DAVIS cn, HAWLEY
68 BANK STREET
Fine Engraved Stationery
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THE ELI BOOT HOP
Ennivra in 1 aft
1004 CHAPEL STREET
NEW HAVEN, CONN.
Opposite Osborn Hall
Kindly Hlention The Taft Annual
TA F T
O FFAILO .,.., . :f -- dd N
W- , E 5014 CHAPEL ST.
SMART COLLEGE CLOTHES
" Of the Boys
For the Boys
By the Bronsons "
27 EAST MAIN ST.
Waterbury - Conn.
X 'Pl-Lone, 1649
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JAMES W. BRINE CO
Official Athletic Ouuqtters
FOOT BALL BASE BALL
TRACK AND HOCKEY SUPPLIES
1436 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
Cafe and Restaurant
20 EXCHANGE PLACE
Ladies' and GentIe1nen's
16 EXCHANGE PLACE
. WALTER LAWRENCE, Inc
322 FIFTH AVENUE
Gems, Precious Stones
Pearl Neckla C65
I d d I amples of the art of th
I d th 'l mith
HARRY EDWARD HARD
PORTRAITS AND SCHOOL GROUPS A SPECIALTY
56 BANK STREET WATERBURY, CONN
I6 I C115 NI r ll Tfcx I
To ifze Boys at the
qllVlr. Fitzgerald wishes to
thank all the hoys for the
many liindnesses extended to
his representative during the
past school year. r
JOHN F. FITZGERALD
NEW HAVEN, CONN.
Waterbury - Conn.
A. G. WEST
95 BANK ST.
Room 2, lllullings Building
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D O you realize the importance of being
well dressed? Do you realize the well
dressed man is the one who receives recog-
nition in business and society P If you wish
to be considered well dressed, you should
make this store your headquarters for fur-
nishings. We carry an exceptionally fine line
and also save you something on the cost.
THE TOGGERY SHOP
M. J. MORAN, Prop.
Kindly Mention The Taft Annual
.l,The preciorninating principle oi present clay inclustry is U The Division
of Lalnor H niacie effective through organization. Long heiore this principle
was recognizecl in commerce it was the secret oi the generalship which
won the great hattles of the worlcl. From the Roman Phalanx to the
Atlantic Squadron this has been the secret of power.
GL This is the principle upon which H The Lalqesiale Pressuhas heen lauiltg
sliill and organization have heen cornhinecl to procluce quality and service.
The systematic cornhination of ideas, the effectiveness of originality have
Won for us the clistinction of lneing The Foremost High Graale Prinling
Plan! in America.
fl, H The Lakeside Press," lhis N Many-Man Powered M institution whose
husiness is Qgaliiy Priniing, is at your service irorn preparation to clis-
Ari Deparirncnl-Expert Designers,
Illustrators, Mechaiiical Artists,
Engraving Planl- 14' acre- Half-
tones, Zinc Etchiugs, 2-3-4 color
Process Plates,Wood Engraving.
Composing Room - acre - Hanci
Compositors, Monotype, Linotype,
Type Casters, all new type.
Eleclrolype Foundry-,Lf acre-Flat
or Curved Plates.
Press Room - Ijif acres- Cylinder,
Joh, Rotary and Automatic Otliset
Presses lor Planogravure.
Perioclicals, Cloth and Leather
QL Do you not helieve, that with your intel-
ligent coeoperation and our unequalleii iacili-
ties, our organization ol one thousancl experts,
our forty years experience 35 fnakefs ol
attractive and artistic printing-we can pro-
duce your printed advertising lnetter, more
economically in point of lime, convenience
and more profilably lo you 9
IL 'K No mailer where you are- our
long ciislance service will reach you. U
E119 lizrlavaihia litres
THE R. R. DONNELLEY E3 SONS CO.
CHICAGO, U. S. A.
Kindly Mention The Taft Annual
when buying a Mandolin, Banjo
or Guitar, do not forget that
l deal in the very best lines of these
instruments at prices that are most
Cll Also everything pertaining to the
ClIThorougl'1 instruction on banjo, mandolin,
guitar and kindred instruments.
J. J. DERVVIN
109 BANK STREET
A THE LITTLE SHOP OF QUALITY
There is in Watertown zt
THIS SPACE " Little Shop of Quality "
that offers you the advan-
RESERVED FOR tage of over 28 years expe-
rience as 21 WVz1tchmaker,
Jeweler and Optician. No
W E need to go out of town to
. ' get your wants attended
to in this line.
We carry in stock, The
Lyhnel..amp, the best study
AND lamp made.
FRANK E. HEALEY
VOCAL WATCHMAKER, OPTOIVIETRIST
INSTRUCTQR Main Street Watertown, Conn.
' Telephone 45-3
SPECTACLES AND EYE GLASSES
The Thompson Co.
Shirtmakers, Mengs Furnishings
Hats and Caps
Blark Cross Gloves and Leather Goods
880 CHAPEL STREET, NEW HAVEN, CONN.
T ll Nl t 'll Taft Annul
1899 SUl.LlVAN'S PHARMACY 1919
For fourteen years we have striven to
please the good people of XVatertown.
Our long experience has taught us to
carry only the best in each particular
line. Our motto is Ql!!ZfZ.Z9f'I?L11Cl Seffzizke.
IVe desire to remind you-jot it down
now-that you should bear this store in
mind for the new school year.
LET US SUPPLY YOU WITH
Waterman Pens Premo Cameras
Taft Banners Victrolas
Spalding Athletic Goods
Gillette Razors Torrey Razors and Strops
and many other things too numerous to mention
Our Prescription Department is complete in every detail.
Almost anything you Want you can " Get it at Sullivan's."
DRUGS THE REXALL STORE KODAKS
D. G. SULLIVAN, Registered Pharmacist
Kindly Mention The Taft .Xnnual I
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