Titusville High School - Optimist Yearbook (Titusville, PA)
- Class of 1922
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ARTHUR STETSON, B. sc., Princinal.
IRIS BARR, A. B., Assistant Principal.
S. ALICE DAVIDSON
A. VIOLET DUBAR, A. B.
INEZ BRUINIBAUGH, A. B.
English and History.
PAUL I. MURPHY, A. B. Q
A MILDRED G. STEELE, A. B.
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L. ADELAIDE CHASE.
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, NMR. PEASE.
Mr, Henry Pease, who has for twenty-five years been the Super-
intendent of the Titusville schools, is leaving us. Mr. Pease is well
known here in Titusville, and it is with genuine regret that his many
friends, both in and out of school, will see him go, His departure
will be a great loss to the schools as he was always interested in
children and their sports as well as in their educational progress.
Mr. Pease was born in 1856 at VVest Leyden, Louis County, New
York, at the home of his parents, who were of strict Connecticut
Puritan stock. He received his college preparation at Brockport State
Normal School. He then taught twenty pupils in Oneda. County, N.
Y., during 1874, "boarding around," and having to use snowshoes to
go back and forth. Then Mr. Pease went to Rochester College,
graduating with an A. B. degree in June, 1887. Three years later he
received his A. 'MX degree. For two years he was supervising princi-
pal at Holly, N. Y., two years at Tonawanda, and six years at Me-
dina, coming to Titusville, July 1, 1897, as Superintendent,
Mr. Pease married Miss Flora .lane Owen in 1888, who died in 1892,
leaving him two small boys, both of whom are now dead. On June
22, 1908, he was married to Miss Edna Kerr, then drawing teacher in
the Titusville schools.
After leaving Titusville, Mr, Pease is going into partnership with
Mr. Charles Irving, ill a conunission business of paper and cordage, at
Rochester, N. Y. He has our best wishes for future success.
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MR. STETSON. -
Our popular principal, as everyone knows, is Mr. G. Arthur Stet-
son, who has been with us for three years, and we hope he will be
here again next year.
Mr. Stetson is a. graduate of Duval High School of Jacksonville,
Florida, and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Allegheny
college in 1919, coming to T. H. S. in the fall of the same year.
Mr. Stetson, when he came to Titusville, was in truth a bachelor,
much to the joy of th.e girls, but he has now become a sedate married
man. On April 15, 1922, he was married to Miss Cecil Edwards,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Xvilliam Edwards, Jr., of Oil City, at the
home of the bride's parents. On his honeymoon, he passed through
the Titusville station, receiving showers of rice from the' pupils who
had gathered to greet him there. The honeymoon was spent at New
York City, Atlantic City and Philadelphia. The bride is a graduate of
Oil City High School, and also a member of the graduating class of
Allegheny in 1919.
The entire school wishes Mr. and Mrs. Stetson many happy years
of married life.
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Assistant Editor ....
Assistant Manager . . .
Circulation Manager .
Boys' Athletic Editors
Girls' Athletic Editor
Alumni i Editor ......
Exchange Editor ....
Literary Editor .
joke Editor ....
Senior Editors A . .-.
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Sophomore' Editor ..
Ereshnian Editors Q. .
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....Alf1-ed H. Johnston, '22
....Clarence VV. johnson, '22
.. . . . . . . .Laura Church, 23
. . . .Joseph Thompson, '23
. . . .......... Jack Johnstone, '22
5 Clarence VV. johnson, '22
"" 1 Donald Bishop, '23
. . . .......... Doris Mullin, '24
. . . . .... Paul Kerr, '22
. . .Margaret Radack, '22
. . . . .Frances Boal, '24
. . .Clifford Ritts, '23
I Evelyn Kingsley
' " I Charles Fritts
" "" Mildred Meyers
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' ' ' Preston McCutcheon
C Katherine Dillon
' ' ' Paul Sniith
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The staff of the Green and VVhite, which is the 'same as that of
the Optimist, wish to thank the student body, faculty and towns-
people who have supported us so loyally this year, and we wish
them all to know that we have appreciated their aid very much.
VV e also hope that they willgsupport our high school publications
next year with the same interest that they have this year.
VVe all regret that Mr. Pease is leaving this year. In the
twenty-live years he has been Superintendent of the Titusville
Schools, Mr. Pease has always had the pupil's welfare close to his
heart, and has aided them in every possible way in their work and
The High School sincerely wish that his new business ven-
ture in Rochester will be filled with as great a success as he has
had in filling his position here, and that he and his wife will find
as many warm friends there as they have in Titusville.
Commencement is the end of our happy High School days.
For four years we have worked, played and made friends with our
classmates. Now the class parts forever as a united class, to be
scattered far and wide. It is time for some to start life for them-
selvesg for others, it is time to secure a higher educationg but to
all of us, from now on, it means that we will be thrown on our own
resources more than we have ever been before. So it is up to those
of us who graduate this year to strive to do our very 'best in what-
ever we undertake and make this world that much better for our
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THE SCHOOL YEAR.
Many things can happen in one short school year. The foot-
ball season started this year with a team that ranked as having
won one game in two years, but thanks to Mr. Bitters, who coached
the team, we finished the season having been beaten only once.
Next in the athletic line came basketball. Wie had had a good
record for the last few years, but' this year, through lack of co-
operation, we slumped from our high standing. And now, the last
item in our athletics, the baseball team, was organized for the first
time in live years. This team did not prove to be a great success,
but at least it was a beginning.
The saddest happening of the whole year was the loss of Miss
Jessie Stoddard, the music teacher who had taught most of us
ever since we had been in school. Then Mrs. Coleman substituted
in her place until Miss Britton came to till it.
Some other important things that have happened were the
class parties and doings, the activities of the Trotty Vee and Hi
Y clubs, the organizing of the Sunshine club and the series of
parties given by them. Then we had two very successful plays
directed by Mr. VVhitebread, who came here for the Community
Service and who organized gym classes in -the school.
These are just some of the most important events listed so that
you may see and remember what can happen in one school year.
The time goes all too quickly. And you, who will be here next year,
will find that things will again pass by with the same speed, and
again the school year will have closed with another page of his-
tory added to the Titusville High School.
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ROLL OF HONORS
Valedictorian . . . . . Dorothy Francis
Salutatorian .. ......... Muriel Kerr
Third Honor .. .... Margaret Swanson
Latin Honor . . . . . . . .Mary Peebles
French Honor . .. .... Lucille Foggan
English Honor ..... . . .Mildred DuPlanti
Mathematics Honor . . . .... Dorothy Hanks
Science Honor ..... . .Lowell Schiewe
History Honor .... . . .Alice Jacobson
Commercial Honor .................... . . .Florence Ropp
SENIOR CLASS 1OFFICERS.
President .... . . ul. Albin Carlson
Vice President ......... . . .Dorothy Francis
Secretary and 'l'reasurer. .. ...... Charles Fritts
' 1 L 'Alfred .lohnston
Student Council Representatives .. X Max Obernian
i' Evelyn Kingsley
J. ALBIN CARLSON.
President Class 1922.
Junior Play 1921.
Basketball Manager 1921-22.
Student Council 1921.
One Lung Quartet. .
In the gentleman portrayed at the right, the Senior class have
one 'of their most popular members. Proof, the fact that he is the
President of said class, and that he also held th.e position of basket-
ball manager during the past season. Not only is "Dib," as he is af-
fectionately called, popular in the school world, but also he is a regu-
lar cut-up among the female species. "Dib" already has his start in
the business world, and there is no doubt but that he will easily
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LILLIAN A. ANDERSON.
Lillian is quietgbut that isn't saving
that she never makes a noise. She's
very sedate and good in school, but as to
her outside habits it is best to refer you
to her. Lillian is the sort that we think
would make a good suffragette.
WILLIAM ARTHUR BRADY.
Frglish Course, Fire Chief 1921-22,,
Captain Football 1920, Captain Basket-
ball 1921, Manager Football 1919, Mana-
ge' Basketball 1919, Manager Baseball
1918, Footba'l team 1918-19-20-21, Basket-
ball team 1919-202122, Baseball team
1917-22, Fire Department 1920-21.
Cf all the marvels in the U. S. A., we
think Art. deserves some honor as a foot-
ball and basketball star, He left us for
zz year, but we can certainly say- that
we were glad to have him back again.
As well as being an all around athlete,
he holds his place among our most popu-
ROSE MARIE BRADY.
,English Course. Glee Club 1919-20-21-22,
Glee Club Play, Glee Club Banquet Com-
mittee, Junior - Prom Committee, Class
A. gay and jolly miss is Rose, always
smiling and asking the Optimist Staff
whether the Sunrise has come in from
Erie. Rose is -an all-around good sport.
Anyway, she sure helped the boys win
bv adding her cheers to the rest of the
yells at all the games.
LILLIAN FRANCES BRIERLY.
English Course, Vice President Sopho-
mofe Class, Glee Club 1918-19420-21.
With a. pleasant smile for everyone,
she goes along her happy way and we
sure like Lillian. She hasn't told us
just what she will do Wh.en she leaves
school, but for further information you
might speak to a certain young man of
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NEVA WINIFRED BROWNE.
Commercial Course, Glee Club 1921-22,
Junior Prom Committee, Claes Doner.
Giggles-More Giggles. Oh there is
Neva our laughing girl. No there is
nothing unusual. She is always this way.
The cause-oh I think she just was born
full of laughter and it just has to come
tzut. Yes, our Neva is a very popular
and a BRIGHT girl. No I don't know
what we would do if she was not there.
Pm afraid it would be a very dull class.
NORMAN NELSON BURNS.
Burnsie is a quiet, unassuming fellow
who has been with us only a. year, C0111-
ing originally from Hydetown. We know
him, however, to be a true "sport," and
more could not be said of any other
member of the class. As a wh.ole, we
consider it an honor to have him as one
of us, yet, on the other hand, he also
feels himself honored by being one of
our illustrious class of 1922. .ln the
words of the poet-"More power to him."
MARIAN BRYNA COHN.
Glee Club, 4 years, .
Glee Club Play.
Quiet, serene and a little bit shy is
Marian, but tell her something funny and
you'll see her smile. It is not one of
these little half-way smiles, but one of
those big, warm, sunshiny smiles. In
class doings or parties. Marian always
did her share, and maybe a little more,
if the truth were known. We all know.
and want you to know too, that the best
wav we can describe her is a perfect
GRACE ETTA COLES.
A giggle. "Hello Sweetheart," follow-
ed by more giggles. That's our Grace
all over, Grace has great power of con-
vincing. You should hear her in Com-
mercial Law. No use arguing. Talking
about clever people, look at the class
poem! Speaks for itself, eh, kid?
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. FLORENCE IRENE CRAMM.
Glee Club, 4 years.
Ssh! Here's a secret fellows! Any
time you want to have a good time just
ask Florence for a date. Bubbling over
with fun and humor, she is willing to
divide up with anyone, and at least she
always has a smile for all. Just such
persons as Florence are the ones who
are wanted to make up our class, and
she fills her part to perfection.
RICHARD CONGER CROUCH..
Manager of Football' 20 and '21.
Fire Team '21 and '22.
Optimist Staff '2O.
Football Team '19, '20, '21.
Glee Club '22.
Allow me, friends, to present Mr.
Richard C. Croucli-WVhat'?-Holi. that's
righ.t, Dick is so well known that he
needs no further introduction, Perhaps
he is known best by his being a "la.dies'
man." T0 many' young men, this would
be distinction enough, but not so with
Dick. His ability in football is well
known, and he has the honor of being
manager of our first championship team
in this line of sport.
JOHN DAME. g
English Course. Glee Club, 4 years.
Class Soloist. Fire Team, 2 years,
Johnnie is some songster. All we
need to say about this is to call your
attention to the fact that he is class
sololist, and not very often do graduating
classes have a boy as soloist. Don't judge
that singing ig John's only asset or oc-
cupation. He can "kid" the girls and
lit shoes, too, although we don't know
which of these two positions he likes
better. With.out John, our class would
be like the moving pictures without
Charlie Chaplin, for John certainly
knows how to speed things up.
MARTA LOUISE DICKINSON.
English Course. Junior Play.
Optimist Staff 1920. Glee Club, 4 years.
Junior Prom Committee 1921.
Glee Club Play 1921.
Martha is our Songbird. Besides hav-
ing a lovely voice, she has a jolly dis-
position and is a very capable young
lady inmany lines as may be seen by
the different activities she has been in,
and I hope you are not so dense as to
see that she is also very popular. Her
great ambition is to be a Missionary, but
we expect she will become connected
with the ministry in another way.
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MILDRED MARION DUPLANTI.
Latin-French Course, English Honor,
Glee Club 4 Years, Pianist of Glee Club
2 Years, Athletic Play. u
Where's my powder puff? Oh, you
might know that's Mildred. Wonder
what on earth sh.e'll do after graduation
without the mirror in Miss Ba.rr's room.
I guess we'l1 have to give it to her for
a class day gift. Not but that she can't
look pretty without it, but improvements
always add to the value of a property.
That her system works is amply shown
by the number of h.er swains.
SYLVIA M. ECKBLOM.
English Course, Glee Club 2 Years.
A dignified lass is Sylvia but when she
starts to talk the rest of the crowd stops
and listens. It's no use talking when
she does, because you will very likely
hear something clever or witty, Sylvia.
is an A student and a great credit to our
class. We wish there were more like
her, but if there were, the teachers
would live in the valley where milk and
Beatrice is quiet and shy. Neverthe-
less she always has time to help a. fel-
low student along if need be. Thorough-
ness and carefulness are some of her
chief characteristics. We are quite sure
they will help her too, when she comes
to make'her Way in the world. Besides
this she is a firm supporter of the class
and thinks that all that we do is just
LUCILLE ' FRANCES FOGGAN.
Latin-French Course, French Honor,
Glee Club 2 Years.
Lucille's always studying but it
doesn't look to us as though she needs
to study so hard. Just look above at the
honor she copped. She hasn't been in
a very long list of things but still she
has been an ardent supporter in athletics
and otherwise, and her help has cheered
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DOROTHY ELIZABETH FRANCIS.
Latin French Course, Valedictorian,
Junior Play, Athletic Play, Glee Club
Play, Vice President Freshman Class,
Vice President Senior Class, Junior Prom
Committee, Glee Club 4 Years, Treasurer
of Glee Club 1921, Librarian of Glee Club
1922, Optimist Staff 1920.
Dot is our queen of hearts, as you may
know, with always a smile for everybody
She is one of the most popular members
of our class and is always in great de-
mand, as you may see by the things she
has done. The only two words in the
English language which describe her are
"a thoroughbred? and all who knew her
I think will agree. '
CHARLES C. FRITTS.
French-Scientific Course, Glee Club 3
Years, Football 3 Years, First Prize G. A.
R. Contest, Class Editor Senior, Class
Historian, One-Lung Quartet.
"Chuck" is one of our ruff, tuff and
nawsty fellows. In our opinion, he is not
overly anxious to go to school, as it
seems he would rather be out fishing or
hiking. Chuck is one of our football
stars, and his line-playing is well known.
We have heard rumors lately regarding
his visits to the South Side. Sounds bad.
DOROTHY ELIZABETH HANKS.
French Scientific Course.
"Silence is Golden" is Dorothy's mot-
to. She is another one of our successful
students who has worked hard and faith-
fully. We are glad that she won the
Mathematics Honor because she certain-
ly deserved it. Her ready laugh also
makes h.er popular. Nevertheless, Doro-
thy has one serious failing-namely, boys.
DAVID MARIAN HASBROUCK.
Fire Team 1920-21-22.
David is one of our most successful
students, He always studied hard and
was rewarded with good marks. One
could not think David was a ladies man,
but appearances 'aire deceitful. Now,
David, don't blush. His main ambition
in life is to expound from the pulpit.
We'd like to hear your firstlsermon,
Dave, in the little church around the
ALICE ESTELLA JACOBSON.
Glee Club 4 Years.
Pianist for Musie Day 2 Years.
K Here's th.e girl that can manipulate the
ivories. There just isn't anything that
Alice can't play. Why, she can just make
you see anything she wants to. There
isn't anyone who doesn't envy her ability.
It looks like playing pianos isn't the
only thing she could do either, because
Alice is a shark in history. She is a
great addition to our class.
CLARENCE W. JOHNSON.
Commercial Course, Business Manager
Optimist 3-4, Ass-istant Manager 2, Sport
Editor 4, President Athletic Association
3-4, Sophomore Class Editor, Student
Council 2, Secretary-Treasurer Junior
Class, Manager Junior Play, Junior Prom
Committee, Secretary Hi-Y Club, Fire
Team 2-3-4, One-Lung Quartet.
Business! That's his first name. Why?
Because he is always busy at something
or other of his multitudinous duties. Clar-
ence deserve a great deal of credit for
what he has done for the Optimist. By
his untiring efforts h.e has brought the
Optimist to be a. paying proposition as
well as a live, up-to-date paper.
ALFRED HERON JOHNSTON.
French-Seientifie Cource, Vice President
Junior Class, Editor-in-Chief Optimist
21-22, Athletic Editor 20-21, Fire Team
20-21-22, Football 19-20-21, Captain 21
Squad, Student Council' 21-22.
Here's one of our ladies' men. "Doc"
don't seem to have much preference for
girls in this town but when a girl comes
from out of town, well, ask Al. He's
been a peachy editor and we're mighty
proud of him to. 'Course Al's mail all
comes with the Optimist mail, but then
you should see the personal letters too.
He's a regular he-vamp.
JOHN HOWARD JOHNSTONE.
Commercial Course, class Artist, Cir-
culation Manager Optimist 4, Assistant
Business Manager 3, Glee Club 1-2-3-4,
Treasurer Glee Club 3, Treasurer Athletic
Association 3, Junior Prom Committee,
Fire Team 2-3-4, One-Lung Quartet.
Oh Jack! Don't mind that, it's only one
of Jack's girl friends calling him. It
isn't Jack's fault-anybody with lips like
his would attract the girls. However, h.e
doesn't spend all his time with the girls,
just look at all the things he has been
in, 'n everything. Besides all this, Jack
is a crack commercial student.
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LAURA JEAN ETTE KELLOGG.
Glee Club 4 Years.
Perhaps you know Laura and perhaps
you don't. .She is so quiet that you
don't know she's around at all. She's a
good sport, anyhow., and we know we
couldn't do without her. Laura is an ex-
ample of a first class student. Wish we
had some more of them.
HILDA GRACE KERR.
Hilda is our dark-haired and dark-eyed
beauty. Somehow or other, Hilda has
just a sort of way about her that just
makes you like her and we all sure do.
Why, just look at her picture. How
could we help it, and also you should see
MABEL E. KERR.
Basketball 3 Years. I
Captain and Manager 1921-22.
- Shoot it Mabel! And she did. 'Mabel
is the champion basketball player of our
class. Sh.e was the captain and mana-
gereof this year's successful basketball
team, Mabel also holds the class alti-
tude record. When she wants to out-
jump her opponent, all she has to do is
stretch 9, little.
MURIEL M. KERR.
Smart? Well I should Sai so. When
there are tlfty-four members in the class
and sh.e takes the second honor, it is
very probable that she is better than
the average. Like all great people, she
talks little and says a lot. There are
rumors, ibut of course we hardly be-
lieve themj that Muriel is to be the main
participant at a wedding. Ring out ye
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English Course, Manager Basketball
1920-21, Alumni Editor Optimist 1921-22,
Fire Team 2 Years.
"Hullo sweetheart, How is you" some-
one whispers in your ear and you look
up, and--behold-there stands Paul.
But then he doesn't mean it, but we
shouldn't be surprised if some people
lgirls of coursel wished -he did mean it.
Paul's the one with the sparkling eyes,
that you see fitting shoes at Schlehnbers.
MARION JOSEPHINE KIEFER.
"He1lo,Fred," "Hello Marion," bla-bla-
bla ad infinitum. When Marion and Fred
have a tete-a-tete it usually last any-
where from twenty-five to sixty minutes.
Such is the magic of love. Take good
care of her, Fred, you are a lucky man.
EVELYN FRANCES KINGSLEY.
Glee Club 2-3-4, Student Council 4,
Junior Play Committee, Secretary Ath-
letic Association 4, D, A. R, ,Prize, Op-
timist Staff 3-4, Basketball 23-4, Trotty
"Evie" has only been with us two
years, but at that, it can easily be said
that she is the most popular girl in the
class. Her list of achievements as given
above can Well bear out this statement,
but for more authoritative proof ask any
member of the class, especially the fel-
lows. Her ability in Optimist work and
in basketball is also well known.
BESSIE R. LUNDBERG.
English Course, Basketball V2-3-4, Glee
Club 4, Junior Prom Clmmlttee.
Bessie with the flirty eyes and the red
cheeks and the dimples. And She's a
Basketball Star 'n everything. But really
we wonder sometimes how she ever
managed to make some of those mar-
velous baskets, especially when she was
out of town when she rolled her eyes at
all the good-looking fellows.
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CATH ERINE MCCABE.
Cadie's a P. G. but her cherry presence
has been felt by everyone. We like your
MILDRED CLAIRE MCINTYRE.
French-Scientific Course, Glee Club 4
Mildred is short and sweet. She's an
all around good friend to everyone. Mil-
dred doesn't start anything she can't
ilnish. Parties, picnics, dances and Such
like are her fad, She's the girl who is
more at home on a dance floor than in a
seat at school.
RAYMOND L. MYERS.
Engli-sh Course, Football Squad, Fire
Team, Glee Club 4. '
The door slowly opens, a. deep silence
comes over the room and an admiring
sigh sweeps the girls' side as Raymond
slowly and magniiicently strides to his
seat. Raymond is the Beau Brummel of
our classg the idol of the girls, and the
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2, Fire Team 2-3-4, Class Baseball Team,
Pennsylvania Business College.
Although quiet, we're very certain that
with his over-supply of brains, this gen-
tleman is going to make' a place for him-
self and we're going to be glad to say
that "Bob" graduated with the class of
nineteen twenty-two. Pennsylvania Busi-
ness College is the lucky school to get
this shorthand shark.
Baseball Team 4, Fire Team 3-4, Asp
sistant Fire Chief 4.
"Muggsy" is our star spit-baller. He
can use vaseline, sand-paper, slippery
elm and Five Brothers to the dis-
advantage of our opponents. He is also
our ladies' man. He sure can shake a
wicked foot, Did ja ever see him dance?
He leaves July 1 on the D. A. V. Ks P for
L-ittle Cooley, where he expects to join
the Little Cooley Sluggers as their star
MARGARET FRANCES MOULIN.
Commercial Course, Student Council 1,
Class Editor and Exchange Editor 3,
Junior Prom Committee, Glee Club 4
Active? That's her middle name. When
Margraet starts anything it is surely
going to be a success. Margaret and
the boys get along fine. You know what
I mean. Of course, the boys in the High
School are merely side issues, the main
subject having graduated two years ago.
Commercial Course, Class Basketball.
Here's our class comedian and doesn't
it look just like him? No use feeling
sad when Ike's around, It's just simply
impossible. His favorite sayings are
"Gee whiz, I've got all the outlines, but
I can't read th.em," and extracts from the
"Old Home Town." Ahtletics and stocks
are Ikes second names.
MAX OBERMAN. A
Commercial Course, Football Team 3
Years, Basketball Team 3 Years, Baseball
4, Manager Baseball 4, Fire Team 4.
Max is the lil'est lil boy in our class
but that doesn't by any means dampen
his popularity. With him it seems to be
a case of the smaller the more popular.
In addition-have you ever seen Max
play basketball and football? Nuf sed.
go no no l no
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MARY ELIZABETH PEEBLES.
Latin -Honor, Glee Club 4 Years, Mana-
ger Glee Club 2 Years: A-ssistant Editor
Mary is all the teachers' pet and all
the pupils' friends. We knew Mary will
do something greatly worth while. How
do we know? Well, she's just that sort
of a girl, Look at h.er list of achieve-
ments. It don't 'look as it she had been
loafing for four years, does it? She took
the Latin honor, too.
LLOYD IRVIN PRESTON.
English Course, Fire Team 2-3-4, Junior
Lloyd left Centerville to join our class.
He's terribly smart in all his studies. He
is the champion horse-shoer of Hyde-
town, He performs any night after 6:30.
MARGARET LUCILLE RADACK.
Latin-French Course, Basketball Team
18-19-20, Manager Basketball 19-20, Op-
timist Staff 2-4,
Peg is our artificial red-haired vamp.
Not really red, but a sort of henna. How-
ever, it makes no difference what the
color of her hair is, Peg is the one and
only genuine vamp in our class. The
others are all amateurs. This is the only
year Peg' has been in our class, but
while she has been with us she has
proved to be a live wire.
GLENN VALENTINE REED.
English Course, Fire Team 3-4, Foot-
Glenn is our natural red-head. His
cheerful covering may be seen bobbing
around the school above his genial and
smiling face, However, he is not puffed
up and performs his work carefully and
well. NVe pretty nearly lost Glenn a
short time ago but we're glad he came
back with only a few scratches.
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WILLIAM RENFREW, JR.l V
French Scientific Course, Captain Bas-
ketball 4, Assistant Manager Basketball
3, Basketball 3 Years, Glee Club 4 Years,
Fire Team 2 Years, President Junior
Hoot mon! Sure, that's Renfrew,
Scotty Renfrew. You all know him, he's
that big tall Senior guy, a decided blond.
He is one of our crack basketball play-
ers, and, to judge by his list of ac-
complishments, a crack in many other
lines also, Several years ago carfare to
Pleasantville was advanced, so William
bought an automobile. Bill says it's a
great convenience. -
DAVID LOUIS RESNIQKOFF.
Strong in valor, but when it comes to
the fairer sex, he's there like the sleeves
in the vest. Study is the main object of
Louis' life. Science is his best bet.
MARY ARMILDA REYNOLDS.
Mary hails from Hyedtown and she
has only been h.ere a year, but what
would we do without Mary. She's one
that happens to be endowed with a large
quantity of goodvhumor which she uses
to good advantage,
Who doesn't like -Cliff. Sorry you
couldn't be with us Commencement,
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FLORENCE E. ROPP.
Commercial Course, Commercial Hon-
or, Glee Club 4, Junior- Play Committee.
Another one of our "Bobbed-Hair
Beautiesf' Flo is just bubbling over with
fun and giggles and sometimes we're
just scared stiii for fear sh.e will ex-
plode. There'5 always something pop-
ping up when she's around. So to come
d-own to brass taoks, how could we help
but like her?
WILLIAM LOWELL SCHIEWE.
English Course, Science Honor, Fire
Team 4, Junior Play.
Everybody knows Lowell, especially
the Chemistry students who wish to have
him form the equations in Lab. Just
ask him about the Radio and hear all
the comments he can make upon it. They
all say he likes a little girl in the Senior
class by the name of Mary. But we
MARGARET LOUISE SWANSON.
Commercial Course, Third Honor.
Margaret is the typical thing in the
blonde line as her picture should show
Studious? Yes, indeedg very much so-
and her reward was the third honor. We
know you'll make a, great Commercial
teacher, Margaret, and Indiana will be
glad to get you.
Katherine has been with us only' a few
months and We thought she would
graduate with us, But because of sick-
ness we had to lose her. ,
we 26, as Yi
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FREDERICK A. WAGNER.
English Course, Fire Team 4.
Fred is quiet, but he is like the auto-
mobile, the most valuable makes the
least noise. XVhen Fred says something
everybody listens. He doesn't step around
much, but lately he has betrayed an ex-
treme interest in a girl named Marion.
Good luck, Fred.
W. ALVIN WAGSTAFF.
Football Team, Glee Club, Basketball,
Preisdent Hi-Y Club, Fire Team.
.Some record for one year. Waggie is
a star, both in school activities and in
his studies, Vlfith his cheerful disposi-
tion and his ability, we expect that he
will make his place in the world.
Junior Play, Athletic Play, Glee Club
4 Years, Junior Prom Committee.
Marion is the happy-go-lucky of 1922.
'Everybody knows Marion. Everybody
likes Marion. She's the one who would
rather attend dances and parties than
feat. Voice? -She's got a peach and She
uses it to good advantage.
JOHN P. WRIGHT.
English Course, Football Team 4, Fire
When nobody else can answer in the
Physics class, it's a toss-up between
Lowell and John who are the authorities
of the class. John has been with us two
years, and has made a mark for himself
both terms. His average is one of the
highest in the class and he has the high-
est mark in Trig and Solid.
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In the business world of today are many men of eminence who
are graduates of the Titusville High School. They have won for
themselves a place of prominence and esteem and are the represen-
tation of the High School in the world of affairs. These men and
women uphold the ideals taught them in school which have helped
gain for them their influence in this community and elsewhere.
Now, it is incumbent upon us, the Class of '22, just starting
out on its life career, to strive to join this company of fellow
graduates, so that in after years we, too, may find members of our
class who have recognition.
During our four High School years, we trust we have
strengthened our character, are better equipped to cope with the
problems of the future. NNe have learned to be independent, will-
ing workers, and earnest citizens of the United States.
Only too soon will we be called on to take part in the govern-
ment of our country. For this new field we must be true and loyal
Today, many more opportunities are open to High School
graduates than ever before, especially to women. In the present
day and age they are receiving recognition, and are proving their
efficiency in all departments of activity. They are coming to be
relied on more a11d more, bearing o11 their shoulders burdens, which
their puritan mothers never dreamed of.
And now, dear classmates, we must part. After four happy
years, perhaps the happiest of our lives, we must leave behind our
dear Alma Mater. Always will we think of her with love in our
hearts and always will we think of our teachers who have done
so much for us and yet who are not fully appreciated, and who
have guided our lives and inspired us with the flaming desire to
ever go "Onward and Upward."
In behalf of our class I desire to thank all who have made pos-
sible the privileges which we have enjoyed. To the Teachers, the
School Board, to our Superintendent, Mr. Pease, and to the citizens
of Titusville, we express our gratitude. VVe trust that we fully
appreciate the burden which the community bears in order that it
may offer to the young people of Titusville all that a High School
course can do for them. .
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Dear Friends :
It has fallen to my happy lot to bid you welcome to the Com-
mencement exercises of the Class of Nineteen Twenty-two.
During the years of our school life you have shared our sor-
rows and our joys-encouraged us in all our difficulties-guided
us through devious paths, and now that we have reached the goal
of graduation-we want you to share in the festivities which crown
our labors. -
The four years we have spent in High School seem to have
passed all too quickly. VVe realize at last that our Commencement
day, to which we have looked forward so eagerly, is a day of
mingled joy and sadness. NVe are happy because we have suc-
cessfully completed our High School course-we are sad because
the time has come for us to say good-bye-good-bye to teachers
and classmates-good-bye to all the associations that make school
days the happiest days of all.
Though we are going out into the world to take up new re-
sponsibilities, new cares that we have never known before, many
and enchanting are the vistas of the future into which we gaze-
and we start out with high hopes and eager hearts to apply the
lessons we have learned in school to the problems of life.
lNe realize that to-day there are more opportunities for well-
trained, well-educated men and women than ever before and we
hope we ahve some equipment for whatever struggles may come.
Some of us will go to college, others will take up the burdens of
the workaday world immediately. In a few years the fifty-four
members of the Class of Twenty-two will probably be engaged in
as many different activities. But for tonight we are the Class. of
Nineteen Twenty-two and we have asked you to come here in or-
der to show the appreciation we feel for all that you have done
for us. i
VVe hope you will enjoy our program. W'e hope that you
will feel at its close that the Class of Nineteen Twenty-two is go-
ing to fulfill your fondest expectations.
To the citizens of Titusville, who have ever been ready to
lend a helping hand in every school activityg to Mr. Pease, our
Superintendentg to the School Board and to the members of the
faculty who have been so untiring and so unseliish in their efforts
in our behalfg to you, our parents, whose loving devotion has been
and will always be our guiding star-we-extend a thriceihearty
welcome. To one and all of you, we say,
r "VV e greet you, we salute youe
And crown you with our welcome as with flowers."
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g CLASS PROPHECY
Believing, with Lincoln, that in preparation, lies the secret of
success, and having resolved to put forth my best efforts in an
endeavor to make a success of my assignment as prophetess of the
class of '22, T. H. S., recently I spent an evening' in diligent
perusal of the prophecies of Mother Shipton, whose strange and
remarkable forecast thrilled the people of the world 400 years ago,
she it was who predicted that "in the air men shall be seen, floating
in space where none hath been," that "around the world thoughts
shall fly in the twinkling of an eye." After a thorough digest of
the work of this wonderful prophetess, I proceeded to write, desir-
ing to state at the beginning, however, that I hope some of my
forecasts do not come true, for if they do, most of my classmates
are doomed to not very lofty positions in life.
The time of which I am writing is the year 1936.
I return to my old home in Titusville, via Schiewe Air Line,
riding in a newly invented polyplane, the brain-child of Lowell
Schiewe. The plane is named "Mary," fReynoldsj after his
My cross-country trip through the air was of less than on
hour's duration, but in this short time a number of incidents of in-
terest transpired. At one time I was called on the radio-phone,
with which the plane was equipped. Wright and Fritts, radio
magnates and owners of a far-flung system of radio telephony,
were calling to inform me that I had forgotten to pay 'my regular
monthly toll. During our conversation the talk became muddled
with that of two other parties, who proved to be 'Glen Reed and
Nelson Burns, two well-to-do agriculturists, who were disputing
over the boundary between their farms.
Gne of the wonderful features of the air-craft in which I was
being transported was that it could remain stationary in mid-air,
and several times during the journey we stopped to view the earth
below, made easily perceptible with the aid of field glasses. Once
my gaze rested upon a man pursuing a butterfly. The man was
Frederick VVagner, an eminent entomologist and so intent was
he upon capturing the butterfly that he did not see a landscape
artist directly in his patch. Their collision resulted. in a grand
conglomeration of bugs, paint, canvass and man. I was surprised
to see the scientist and artist shake hands after the. accident, but
as I more closely scrutinized the face of the artist, I recognized
Jack Johnstone. '
At another stage of the trip I noticed a speeding automobile
being pursued by a motor cop. The scene was the Drake Me-
morial Mighway, leading from Titusville to Pleasantville. The
pilot of the car was VVilliam Renfrew and the officer, Raymond
Myers, both of whom I recognized when the policeman caught up
with the car and ordered the driver to halt. I followed them with
my field glasses, and as our plane neared its destination, the public
landing in the center of the city, I noticed officer and motorist en-
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ter a building on the window of which was stenciled "Paul Kerr,
' Before descending I had noted the fact that there was a circus
in town, and, turning my binoculars on the huge tents, I had seen
a banner, "L, Resnikoif and I. Obermanf' Immediately I had de-
cided to attend the circus.
After my visit to the circus lot I felt well repaid, ,for I met
many of my former classmates. One of the most interesting and
surprising meetings was that with our class orator, "Dick" Crouch
who was a "speeler" for the big show. Inside the large tent I was
ushered to my seat by a most grotesque clown, whose make-up,
however, was insufficient to cover up the well-known features of
Alvin "Venus" Vifagstaff. He seated me besides the poets, Grace
Coles and Marian Keefer, who had come to the circus to view
human nature, unadulterated and unconiined.
Taking note of mv surroundings, I saw, directly in front of
me, the former Miss Evelyn Kingsley. She told me of a con-
troversy she was having with the mistress of the other side of the
double house in which she resided. The other party to the dis-
nute had been Lillian Brierly, of High School days, wedded now.
Their cause for friction was that each maintained that her hus-
band was the best-looking man in the block.
At this moment my attention turned to the arena, one daring
lady bare-back rider in particular holding my interest, as she ap-
peared familiar to me. Afterward I was informed that it was
Bessie Lundberg. once a star basketball player of T. I-I. S. Then,
noticing that all heads were tilted upward, I looked up and saw a
"human butterfly" in the person of Peg Radack, who had tired of
being an artistys model and joined the circus. Another interest-
ing attraction was the "living statue" representing the "Spirit of
IQ22.,, The "spirit," I afterward was informed, was impersonated
by Neva Browne, who had ioined the shows after giving up her
movie career, as the leading lady in Ben Turpen's comedies.
, The whirl of excitement abating for a few moments I took the
opportunity to glance about me. A short distance away I noted
a number of teachers among whom I recognized Lucile-Foggan,
Mable Kerr, Florence Cramm, Lillian Anderson, Hilda Kerr and
Margareti Swanson. Then I wondered who were the two .well
attired young ladies surrounded by so many young men. Yes,
they were Mildred McIntyre and Dorothy Francis, Titusville
Startled by the sound of a familiar voice calling "Buy a whistle
or balloon for the kiddies," I quickly turned my head to catch
sight of John Dame. I-Ie was too busy with his work to recognize
me, however, and turned away in disgust when three ladies with
a dozen or so small children attempted to get a reduction in price
by purchasing his wares in numbers. The ladies who had at-
tempted to cut rates, I learned upon closer observation, were Mil-
dred DuPlanti, Laura Kellogg and Alice Iacobson, matrons in an
orphans' home recently established in the city, and the children
were inmates of the institution. 4
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Again turning my attention to the rings, into which had just
entered a group of lions, I was frightened at the manner in which
the lion-tamer, with a wicked whip in his hand, was ordering his
charges about. Although the lion-tamer was disguised with long,
black moustache and strange clothing, I pierced his camouflage and
discovered Lloyd Preston in this role of "Great L-ioninski," for
such he was hailed on the banners without.
The lion act concluded the big show and I passed from the
main tent to a side-show advertised ,as the "Dare-devil Twins,"
Art Brady and Max Oberman, who thrilled onlookers with hair-
raising stunts on motorcycles. Following my visit to this tent I
started to wend my way from the grounds, stopping, however, to
purchase some appetizing candy at a concession. The candy was
delicious and on each piece was molded the initials "C. 81 E." stand-
ing for Cohen and Engstrom, the famous candy-makers of 47
Maiden Lane, New York City.
Wfhile engrossed in thoughts of my old schoolmates, I was
approached by a handsome young gentleman who spoke my name.
Not immediately did I recognize Clarence johnson, publicity agent
for the show. I-Ie told me that Resnikoff' and Oberman were en-
joying a very successful season, and also mentioned the fact that
while they were in town all their grocery supplies were being pur-
chased from the Robert Miller Wholesale Grocery I-Iouse. I was
invitd to inspect Mr. QI'ohnson's office, a little model on wheels in
which one of the things to take my eye was a photo of that won-
derful New York American pitcher, No-hit, No-run Moffatt. I
also learned from the publicity agent that Albin Carlson was act-
ing as advance man forthe circus.
On Sunday, the day following my visit to the circus, I attend-
ed divine services in one of the city churches, of which the Rev.
David Hasbrouck was rector. Before and after the services I had
the opportunity of speaking to a number of former school com-
panions, among which was Dr. Alfred Johnson, who had succeeded
his father as one of Titusville's leading physicians and surgeons.
Mary Peebles and Martha Dickinson recently returned from the
Orient where they were engaged in teaching at the Univrsity of
Peking. Margaret Moulin and Marian Wallen, beauty specialists,
who had an office in the Commercial bank building. Florence
Ropp and Muriel Kerr commercial instructors in the Titusville
High School. The choir leader was the minister's wife, the for-
mer Miss Dorothy Hanks.
Now, classmates and highly valued friends no more about you,
but a few words to you. You readily see that my purpose has
been not to treat you seriously in this prophecy of mine, rather to
make some sport of your little peculiarities. Air castles are
fragile, easily shattered and repaired so if I have dealt too harshly
with any one of you forgive me and remember that noone feels
more keenly than I, how apropos, is the advice in the lines:
"There's so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it ill becomes any of us
To talk about the rest of us."
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A few short years ago our High School loomed before us, a
maze of unknown dangers through which we were to pass. Now
is is over and I will endeaver to describe our journey through the
labrynth. ' .
As soon as we had become nicely settled a class meeting was
held and Junior Quinn was elected. After the officers had all been
elected, the question came up as to what should be the class
colors. Our class, being the best that it could possibly be, and
consequently endowed with a taste for all the finer arts chose
green and white as the class colors, because they harmonize so
well with what was then our station in life.
The first social event was held in the Y. NN. C. A. and was
hailed by all as a brilliant social success, even a few upper class-
men condescending to drop in and view the gorgeous extravaganza.
Although youngxand inexperienced we had an undefeated basket-
ball team, the possession of which made us justly proud.
Much to our surprise most of the class survived the first year
work and came back to grapple with the monster education. This
time, Louis Mayer was elected president and a hard working of-
ficer he proved to be. Altogether eight parties were held, the most
sucessful was a Masquerade Party held in the Presbyterian Gym.
Strife and war filled our Sophomore year, deep plots being hatched
to lower our colors from the top of the building.
Once again most of the members managed to squeeze through
the final exams, and the class commenced the third round of the
battle. By this time we began to realize that graduation might
sometime occur and consequently we studied harder. Our social
events during the Junior year were both numerous and success-
ful, the best of all being a masquerade at the Y. W. C. A.
The big event of our Junior year was the Prom. The success
of this was directly due to the Junior Play, which had been put
on to raise money for the Prom. Both Prom and 'play were de-
clared by many to be the best given in years.
One line day we woke up to discover that we were Seniors.
It immediately went to- our heads and has remained there down
to the present. All too quickly the year has passed. It has been
a year of hard work but the social activities, athletics and comrade-
ship have more than made up for the energy expanded in study.
Many members of the class have made great advances during
the four years of school life. The class as a whole has done much
better work the past year, than ever before.
Altogether our school-life has been filled to overflowing with
work and pleasure and it is with genuine regret that we terminate
our stay here.
CHARLES C. FRITTS.
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Ladies and Gentlemen:
I have the sincere pleasure to welcome you here this evening.
XfVe Seniors have worked and practiced diligently for the past two
weeks to make our last two days a success, and we know that you
will appreciate what we have to offer you this evening.
The Class of ,22 is the largest, as well as the brightest that has
ever graduated from Titusville High School, and during our four
years in school we have worked and labored to keep the standard
of the school at the highest point possible.
Wfe entered High School in the fall of the year when America
was in the great struggle for democracy. She then drifted from
the direct effect of the war into a period of depression and struggle
for existance. VVe now stand on the threshold of life to go out
into the world and help turn the wheels to normalcy and good
This year the athletic teams of the High School, especially the
football team, has made an enviable reputation., raising our athletic
standard over IOO per cent. from former years. This was largely
due through the efforts of Mr. Erwin F. Bitters, our commercial
teacher from VVisconsin, with the co-operation of the Senior boys
who constituted practically the "Whole Push." .
Mr. Pease, our estimable Superintendent, who has been asso-
ciated with the Titusville schools for a quarter of a century, finds
that fate has willed that he must graduate with the class of '22.
The people of Titusville will feel keenly the absence of Mr. Pease
as supervisor of the welfare of the boys and girls of Titusville, and
we sincerely hope that the new Superintendent will be as helpful to
the community as Mr. Pease has been. We Seniors have a warm
place in our hearts for Mr. Pease who has helped and advised us
during our school life and especially during the last two weeks in
our preparation for Class Day and Commencement.programs. Mr.
Pease, we wish you the best of everything in your new occupation.
To Mr. Stetson, our principal, who is ever in touch with us and
has always been ready to help and advise, we extend our thanks and
appreciation of what he has done for us.
There is one person to whom we Seniors feel greatly indebted,
one who has shown us the right and wrong of things that have
come up during the past year. Problems that we would have had
trouble with if it were not for her assistance in solving them. The
person to whom I am referring is none other than the Seniors
friend, Miss Barr.
During the first half of the past year we were without a music
instructor as Miss Stoddard has passed away, but on the first of
January Miss Britton came and ever since then a good spirit has
existed in the student body due to Miss Britton's efforts. We sin-
cerely hope that Miss Britton will be the music instructor in he
schools of Tiusville for many years to come.
To you, my classmates, I wish to give my thanks for the honor
of representing you during the last year and I hope our associations
will never be forgotten. I thank you.
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I regret to say that it is my painful duty to become a sarcastic
liar, since my classmates have given me the doubtful honor of
knocking the glorious Class of IQ22, but, l'm afraid, the loudest
knocks will be those of my own knees.
Now I suppose the proper order in knocking the class is to
begin with the officers, Albin Carlson, President, Dorothy Francis,
Vice President, and Charles Fritts, Secretary and Treasurer. They
have been so poor as class officers that I will take them all at once
and name three big faults out of their many, first, they lacked
pep, second, they could not keep the class in order, third, they
had the nerve to try to run the class.
VVe have three very good mathmaticians in our class, Dorothy
Hanks, Glenn Reed and John Wlright. That is all right in itself,
if they had been modest about it and had not got all puffed up and
kept telling what wonders they were.
Four of the Senior girls looked very well as they were, but
thought they could improve their looks, so they bobbed their hair-
now look at them. You would think that they were from Green-
which village. Of course you know l mean Bessie Lundberg, Peg
Radack, Florence Ropp and Mildred Mclintyre.
Lowell Schiewe, just because he got the science honor, be-
lieves that he is a wild. man. Don't tell anybody, but he shot the
whole faculty soon after the honors were announced. However,
he is still unhung, as the shots were only snapshots.
Jack Johnstone is the boy about whom I really have something
to say. First, look at his Cupid's bow-lips. See how fascinated
the girls are in watching them? Now, comes the secret-the girls
all Want to kiss him on those lips, as I have heard many of them
remark, and he simply won't stand for it. I do not think such a
cold-blooded creature should be allowed to live, do you?
Art Brady and John Dame, as you know, suddenly put in their
appearance one day with their glorious hair clipped. Wie were all
in doubt as to the real cause, until discovered some time later that
the two of them had been caught stealing Eskimo Pies and sent
to Sing Sing, but had escaped. I think they are in no danger of re-
capture, now, however, as their locks have grown back in.
It was hard to find any fault with the two Methodist chums,
Mary Peebles and Mildred DuPlanti until an intimate friend re-
vealed the fact that Mary had Boyles and Mildred is adicted to
drinking Burch Bear, so you see I have even found out something
about those two good girls in our class.
One would think to look at Rose Brady that she might be
interested in our own High Schol, but alas, she .-'seems' rather to
favor the Oil City and Erie "Highs" with her attention.
The three noisiest girls, I believe, are Muriel Kerr, Florence
Cramm and Marian Kiefer-they are always- destroying our dig-
nity as a class by their boisterness commotions and are usually
abetted by that "rough neck," Fred VVagner.
Among the members of our class are two tiny fellows who
would be quite alright if they were less bashful and unobstructive.
These are Dick Crouch and Bill Renfrew, both of whom are so
quiet you probable never heard of either before? Did you?
Nlfe also have the Oberman twins, who are so much alike in
looks, habits, and actions that some object to have both in the
same classroom for they are unable to tell which from t'oher.
Our stern-faced Q?j young woman who is always Ubawling
out" somebody, and has especiall picked on john Dame, for his
miss-behavior, is, of course, Martha Dickinson.
Marian NVallen and Hilda Kerr are two prim and sedate to
really add any fun or laughter to the class 5 while Clarence john-
son, the unsuccessful business manager of the Optimist, is our
well-known Bolshevik and like the rest of his kind, he is always
causing a disturbance of some sort and keeping the school in an
VVe have in our class a baseball fiend. Maurice Moffat, who
some way or other has gotten into his head the idea that he is a
pitcher, and to tell you fue truth, I believe he might become some
good if he would learn hf, 1 to throw a ball.
The rest of the class, I am sorry to say, have too many faults
for me even to try to pick them out, so I am afraid I will have to
stop, it is beyond my power to continue.
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LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
VVe, the Seniors Class of the Titusville High School, in the year
of Une Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty-two, of the City of
Titusville, County of Crawford, State of Pennsylvania, being' of
sound mind and body, but realizing our age, and the forgetfulness
of the faculty, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be our
last will and testament, hereby revoking and cancelling all other
wills by us at any time made. .
To insure a perpetual remembrance of the illustrious class of
1922, we give and bequeath the following:
Upon the juniors we bestow our mantle of wisdom, experience
and dignity, feeling assured that they will value it highly as a
priceless heirloom. -
To the Sophomores, we bequeath our enthusiasm, but suggest
that they use it with more discretion than we have.
Furthermore, out of the vast store of our worldly possessions
we have chosen for the benefit of the several members of the junior
Class hereinafter mentioned a few things of which they-as in-
dividuals stand most in need-and which we hereby set forth in
the following bequests: I
I, Richard Crouch, being sound'bf 'gd-that is comparative-
ly sound, do hereby will and bequeatlrhsto William Helfrich, the
coming football star the excessive measurement of my head, which
will save him the trouble of expanding his own.
' I, Marian VVallen, being of a very generous and disposing
frame of mind, do hereby will and bequeath to Millard Boyle five
much-cherished wads of chewing gum of assorted fiavors.
I, Alvin Wagstaiif, do hereby will and bequeath my ability to
converse brilliantly and entertainingly to Benjamin Feinberg.
I, Mabel Kerr, do hereby will and bequeath to Eyla Herring
my gigantic stature, in order that her viewpoint may be broad-
ened, and her thoughts elevated above earthly things.
I, Albin Carlson, do hereby will and bequeath to Williain
Steinbuhler my never-known-to-fail method of vamping with the
I, Maximilian Oberman, do bequeath my unparalleled industry
and my energy as a student to Wafllef Brown.
I, Clarence johnson, the "Beau B'rummel" of the class, do
hereby bequeath to Donald Bishop-our worthy cheer leader, my
power of attracting the favorable attention of the fair sex.
I, john Dame, do hereby will and bequeath to Robert Shreve,
my position as the most dignified member of the class, hoping that
it will procure for him the same advantages from the teachers that
I have always enjoyed. .
I, Neva Browne, do hereby will and bequeath the remains of
my one and only package of henna hair dye to Cornelia Anderson.
I, Jack Johnstone, do hereby will and bequeath to Durand
Francis my Cupid lips in order to make him more popular-if pos-
sible with the girls of T. H. S.
I, Isaac Oberman, do will and bequeath by permanent wave to
I, Martha Dickenson, do will and bequeath my silvery voice to
I, Alfred Johnston, do hereby will my position as Captain of
the Football team to Joseph Thompson, I also bequeath to said
joe Thompson the support that the school and team have given me.
I, Rose Brady, do hereby will and bequeath to Mildred Meyer
one much-used but still serviceable Vanity Case.
I, Dorothy Francis, do hereby will and bequeath by dignity
and composure of manner to Gertrude Mulvihill.
I, Evelyn Kingsley, do hereby will and bequeath my Type-
writing medals to the members of the Junior Class who will prove
I, Lowell Schiewe, do hereby will and bequeath to Walford
Larson my camera, together with full directions for taking snap-
shots of the Faculty.
I, Bessie Lunberg, knowing that girls of all sizes and types
are covetous of my beautiful rosy cheeks, do bequeath the remains
of my rouge box, and also the secret of applying said rouge, artis-
tically, to Clarence MeKalip. '
Lastly we do hereby name and appoint the Faculty Executors
of this, our last will and testament.
In witness whereof, we, the Class of Nineteen Twenty-two,
have to this, our last will and testament, set our hand and seal
this Nineteenth day of June, Nineteen Hundred Twenty-two.
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Tune, "Leave Me VVith a Smile."
, VVords by Mary Peebles.
To our dear High School, The one we love so well,
VVe come this evening, To say our last farewell.
Teachers and classmates, VVe leave, but with regret,
And days so free and happy, That we will not forget.
Now's the time for parting, Out of life we're starting
Farewell T. H. S., Pleasant hours we've spent here,
Friendship rare we've made here, Dear old T. H. S.
So, whatever befall us, and where'er live calls us
True to you we'll beg
Though we hate to leave you, Our best wish we give you-
Farewell T. H. S.
'When we were Freshmen, This day seemed far away,
But now all too quickly, The time has passed away,
And now we are Seniors, A class no more we'1l be,
But always in our memory, NNe'l1 still belong to thee.
Tune, "Tucky Home."
VVords by Marion Cohn.
Four short years ago, we came to T. H. S.
Now we're leaving and our fond farewells express,
VVe will always think of thee
Cherish with sweet memories
The days when we began our Freshman year.
Farewell dear High School, farewell T. H. S.
Oh, how we regret to leave, for us you've done your best.
Farewell, dear classmates and dear teachers, too, S
XfVe ne'er will forget you as on through life we go,
VV e have had our bit of fun, and our work here now is done
Forward, duty calls us now, leaving you behind.
Still in our hearts, Alma Mater, you'll be
And our class of 1922 bids adieu.
'Neath a flag of green and white, welve worked and played
Now dear friends and teachers, our farewells we say,
Though the years may pass away .
VVe'll look back a11d always say
That you, dear school, our standard ere will be.
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Under the portals of T. H. S.
We entered four years ago,
And oh, the volumes that would have held
The things we did not know.
Many the lesson have we learned
VVithin these halls so dear,
And many the happy hours we've spent
VV ith teachers and classmates here.
And now Commencement day has come
School days have golden wings,
Now eagerly we face the world
And hope to do great things.
Life's work in earnest now begins
New pathways shall we find,
New friends-new tasks to take the place
Of those we leave behind.
But as we onward wend our way
Whatexfer may betide, yy
The spirit of our High School years
Will be our life long guide.
Ideals gained within these walls
Before us we shall keep,
"Excelsior" our motto fine
For us has meaning deep.
Dear classmates, me must part to-day
Perhaps to meet no more,
May all life's choicest blessings come
To each in fullest store.
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SENIORS LAST DAY IN SCI-IDOL
In accordance with the custom of old T. H. S., our last day of
school, May 13, we had the right to put on a program in Chapel,
and we did! After the underclassmen had passed to their respec-
tive places, the Seniors descended from Miss Barr's room into the
auditorium accompanied by harmonious f?j sounds from various
musical instruments and other jazz creating tools. The class look-
ed very stunning, the girls dressed in white with green sashes and
green and white sun bonnets, while the boys wore dark trousers,
white shirts, green sashes and green caps.
Albin Carlson, our capable President, led us through the as-
tonished student body, on to the stage, off the stage, and into the
rooms on either side. Dick Crouch was then sent onto the platform
as spokesman, informing the audience that we were going to have
a play. He proceeded to call the whole Senior class to the stage,
naming them scenery and various articles of furniture, discovering
when he had done this, that he had forgotten the cast. Nothing
daunted, Dick began calling for certain underclassmen to help
which they heartily but shakily did, not knowing exactly what was
to happen. Erwin Fritts was the hero, Harriet Hall, the heroine,
Bob Shreve, the villian, and Grimes Bishop and Doris Mullen, the
extras to fill in.
Now kind hearted Sarah Jane, the High School skeleton Whose
chief occupation is to assist such "goings on," not wishing to keep
us all standing on the stage during the devotional exercises, said
she would represent us. VVe then resumed our seats, taking part
in the exercises, while that unabashed flapper dressed in a green
and white smock, a scandalously short white skirt and a green cap,
stood on the table and flirted with our newly married principal, Mr.
Stetson, and Superintendent of the Schools, Mr. Pease. '
' Chapel closed with Mr. Pease giving us a farewell speech,
and yells being given for him and the faculty. From there we
went to our classes still dressed in our much beloved green and
white. At noon recess, the class formed in line, and, in full regalia
and incidentally with plenty of noise, marched through the down-
town streets and showed off to the town's people.
In the afternoon, we terminated our school days in a quiet and
orderly fashion, feeling both happy and sad to think that our High
School days were over.
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Stop-reader and ere you go
Listen to our tale of woe,
Told by the Senior Class and oh
Our exams came the last of May
NV hen we were Freshies green
The whole world used us mean,
NVe could not evenebe seen
But that we were tormented.
But when we Sophomores grew
Life was not quite so blue,
For in a year we knew
WVe wouldgbe Juniors.
VVhen we were juniors gay
VVe had life our way,
And looked forward to the day
W'hen we would be Seniors.
Now we are Seniors bold
And this tale is nearly told
And as the classes of old,
We'll be alumni.
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JUNIOR CLASS ROLL
Peterson, Olive '
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The class of 1923 has, in our opinion, been exceedingly suc-
cessful since our entrance to the Halls of T. H. S.
As Freshies, under the presidency of George Farwell, who
was with us only the one year, what class rivals us in good times
and class spirit? Not one. Q - T '
Our Hrst social event was a party held at the Y. VV. C. A. and
which was voted by all to be a huge success. During the year 'we
held other parties, the principal one taking place during Christmas
vacation and on Valentine's day. ' ' r
No less interesting was our Sophomore year, with Philip Stew-
art as our President. Wfhile we did not 'hold as many social events
as during the previous year our class spirit did not lag but steadily
increasedguntil it developed into, as you have known us to befhthis
year, a perfect example of an Ideal class, under the capablepresi-
dency of Durand Francis. VVhile Lottie McCaslin fills the ioffice
of Vice President and Robert Burch that of Secretary and Treas-
urer. VVe did not have many social activities this year, having only
two parties in the Presbyterian Gymnasium. This was not dueyto
lack of pep, but to the difficulty of securing a place in which to
hold parties. .
The last few months we haveqbeen very busy raising money
for the entertainment of the Class of ,22. Our first moneyafor this
purpose was obtained by having numerous candy sales, the results
of which netted us almost ninety dollars. VVe heretwish to extend
our appreciation to those of the class who very kindlyihco-operated
with us by selling boxes of candy outside of school. '
On May 19, we presentedhour play "Much Ado About-Betty,"
and it was said by many to be the .best ever given by a class of T.
H. S. ln fact, it met with such profound approval that the cast
was asked by the B. P. O. E. to repeat the play at the Grand Opera
House on May 31 under their auspices, but owing to unforseen cir-
cumstances this has been indefinitely postponed. . '
WR: held our Junior-Senior Prom and banquet on the evening
of june 16. It is needless to say that it was a grand success.
It would be a waste of time on our part to single out our
vamps, orators, oratoresses, and modistes as they have already
made themselves famous.
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SOPHOMORE ROLL CALL
VV ilkinson, Ruth
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The Class of ,24 held their first meeting of this year in Miss
Davidson's room, September 13, 1922. Last year's president pre-
sided over the meeting and the following officers were elected:
Vice President-Helen Kendall.
The reviving school spirit was shown by the Sophomores at
football season. A great majority of both girls and boys buying
and selling tickets. Some of the girls also helped on tag day spend-
ing either part or all of the day tagging the people who traversed
tl1e business streets. One of the class members, Claire Axtell, and
her partner, Gertrude Mulvehill, received first prize for collecting
the most money for their tags. . '
The second class meeting was held in the same place and re-
sulted in preparations for a class party. Accordingly, it was held
in the Presbyterian Gym the following Friday evening and was
enjoyed by all, the juniors and faculty adding greatly to the
amusement. Miss Steele and 'Erwin Fritts took turns at rattling
the ivories. The chaperones were the three new teachers-Miss
Steele, Miss Brumbaugh and Mr. Murphy. , V
As everyone seemed extremely busy with school affairs we
did not have another party until jan. 27. It was held in fthe Y.
XV. C. A. and although the first one of its kind and a strictly Sopho-
more party, it proved a great success. Miss Forsmanfs usual skill
at entertaining was in evidence. Late in the evening refresh-
ments of Eskimos Pies and marshmellows were served.
Although we knew that the members of our class- were ac-
complishment we have discovered even more talent during the last
year. It has also been proven that we far from lack pep. Among
the stars in the Girls' basbetball team sparkeled the following
Sophomores: Orpha Symmonds, Alice Kelley, Catherine Sjoden,
Eva Roof and Doris Mullin. VVhile Bill Helfrich, Crayton Lund-.
breg and Preston Bishop were great stand ups to the football team:
Kenneth Tulloch has shown great skill an an artist and Erving
Hovis can write splendid stories for English II Special. Both Glee
Clubs are well blassde with the classes' best talent which far ex-
ceeds that of any other at least in our own estimations. Our class
poets are in the minority compared with our story writers, but al-
though they are few their writings are mighty "in quality." Ethel
Habich's "Sophomore Girls in Alphabet" was exceedingly clever as
well as her poem of "The Old Man's Vision." Frances 'eBoal, a
prominent class member who is literary editor for the Optimist,
has also added greatly to the interest of our by-weekly paper, by
her stories and poems, two of the most noted being "The Mystery"
and "The Gypsy Trail," an interesting poem. Other prose writers
are Elizabeth Buchanon, Ethel Habich, Marjory Ames, Catherine
Curry, Mary Parker and Dorothy Pielfer, the last three of whom
the class is very proud of, as they won the First three prizes for the
four best Optimist stories.
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FRESHMEN CLASS ROLL
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Moore, Hazel .
Preston, Hubert '
Resnikoif, Sadie .Q
Rib, Elaine '
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FRESHMEN CLASS ROLL
l-lermann, Milton L
Hull, Mary H
Lasher, Oloff L
Lindblade, Anna L
Seeley, Paul E
VVilson, Iona Q
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Colors: Blue and Silver.
In September, 1921, our class elected the following officers at
our very first class meeting: President, Louis Caldwell, Vice
President, Milton l-lermanng Secretary and Treasurer, VVinifred
Our President is naturally a much liked person. His good dis-
position is a result of sleeping out in a tent in his back yard every
night. He has been greatly assisted in his duties by our energetic
Financially, we have been very successful this year, due to
the thoughtful care of our Secretary and Treasurer. VV e have made
fifty-four dollars all together and have spent forty-four dollars and
twenty-two cents, leaving us nine dollars and seventy-eight cents
to the good. ,
S The Freshman class has always supported all school activities
to the utmost. The boys supported the Optimist better than any
other class, and they were second over the top in he sale of the
Mr.'Bitters is looking froward to good football material from
our class next year.
p Donald Forsb-urg has been the gushing fountain from which
our class has acquired its spirit. Donald is quite a heavy lad, but
nevertheless, he is notstill one minute. See if you can find him in
the picture. -
A lNatch out for Francis Thompson ,when he is driving his
Studebaker, because he may be looking at the stars. He studies
If anyone asks you, "VV ho isithat girl in the 'Class of ,25 who
plays the piano so wonderfully?" tell him she is Marian Kerr, and
you will have hit the nail onhthe head. She is the orchestra pianist,
and can rival anyone in theil-Iigh School as a soloist.
Yes, our class has beauty. just look at the picture-seeing's
believing. Clifford Patterson is our smiling philosopher. He is
also a second Caruso.
Don't forget. The Class of ,25 has been successful in more
ways than one, it has passed one hundred per cent. of all its mem-
bers. Sounds impossible, but let me explain--the ones that didn't
pass are the class of '26.
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Years gone by have established the rule-a good football team
means a poor basketball team-an unsuccessful football team
means an excellest basketball. Witliouti a doubt, this has been
proven the rule moreso this year than ever before.
It was the most successful football squad we have had in
years, in fact since 'way back in ,I5, '16 and '17, when the defeat
of Oil .City or VVarren was an annual occurrence and meant but
little in the young lives of our gridiron warriors. Football had
been on the decline from that time on, until all of a sudden, some-
thing happened in the school that seemed to place football on the
high elevation to which it belonged. A sport that had been in the
last stages of death, was prodded, shaken-up-and the team rep-
resenting T. H. S. was destined to become the champions of North-
western Pennsylvania, and the lightweight champions of the en-
It ,was the arrival of Mr. E. VV. Bitters to the school that
caused the change in the football outlook. Mr. Bitters came to us
as the head of the Commercial department and as general super-
visor of athletics. I-le had been an "AllfConference" center of the
University of VVisconsin in their championship team of 1917. And
he knew football. 1-le knew how to impart his knowledge to the
men under him, many of whom had never played the game before.
He knew just how to instill that little grain of ambition and de-
termination-that something powerful enough to make the weak-
est team win against odds.
Mr. Bitters was confronted with great handicaps at the be-
ginning of the year. True, there was a squad of about twenty-five
men who came out to practice at the call for candidates. But of
this group, there was a scant half dozen who had played in any
game before. An entirely new back-field must be developed and
the remnants of the line be patched up and strengthened. As the
squad was an unusually light one, Coach Bitters wasj forced to
rely upon speed and endurance instead of weight. A combination
of back-field stars was finally made, and they proved to be the most
brilliant of the entire state.
The season opened on September 24 with a gamel at home
against our old foe, Cambridge Springs. There was not much
confidence expressed in the team, and only the players themselves
knew that they would win. It required a lot of effort on' their
part to force the two touchdowns over the goal line. It was this
game that woke the town to the fact that T. H. S. had a fighting
team this year and were out to win. The score of our first contest
was I4-0, and marked the beginning of a long a11d up-hill struggle
'Corry had always been a dangerous rival of ours, but imagine
the surprise when our light-weights journeyed to that place on
October 1 and won with little difficulty, 53-o. It was in this game
that "speed" became the real key-note of our attack, and the 'pre-
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cision with which the long end-runs were pulled was a marvel.
Brady was out- of the game, and the five subs carried along were
all given a chance to play during the second half.
The big surprise of the early season was pulled on the follow-
ing Friday. It was at Erie, and against the heavy East High team.
The playing field was a sea of mud, and a steady down-pour of
rain kept up during the entire contest. The T. H. S. squad scored
quickly in the first quarter, but the score was still the same at the
half, 6-o. In the third quarter, East High shoved over a touch-
down because of several costly fumbles and kicked the goal, and
led, for the while, 7-6. In the last quarter, however, with less than
five minutes to play, we took advantage of several of their fumbles
and the game ended with the first real step of our championship
career accomplished. VVe had defeated one of the strongest Erie
County teams, under adverse conditions, I2-7.
On October 15, Corry presented themselves for their return
game but th t h
g , e s ory was t e same as before. The second team
played practically the entire second half and they aided in piling
the score up to 67-0.
A most decisive and important step was accomplished the fol-
lowing Saturday when Y oungsville lost to the score of I3-o. Al-
tclgcpugjh wi hadyoriginally scheduled the game with the Youngsville
lg Sc ool, the team that put in its appearance was no other
than the famous A. E. F. team. VVe played them, however,'and
thus reserved for ourselves a seat in the Hall of Fame.
The game that had been looked forward to with some mis-
givings finally came along. It was at Cambridge Springs on Oc-
tober 29, and our team at that time was a badly crippled one. VVe
unloosed a wonderful attack in theopening quarter, but not until
the third touchdown had crossed the line, would the referee count
it as a score. In the third period, Thompson made a brilliant olf-
tackle run for 45 yards for the other "legal" touchdown. The
score was I3-O.
Then came the contest of which we are the most proud. Frank-
lin came here, November I2, and our boys, after the most thrilling
battle of the year, won. by the score of IQ-0. All of our points
were made in the first half, as Franklin tightened up considerably
during the second half, and this, together with the very short
quarters, prevented us from further scoring.
But our wonderful little football machine was not destined to
go through the season without the taste of defeat. It came, our
last game of the season, with VVarren, and on our own grounds
at that. It was played on a sea of mud and in a steady downpour
of rain. Our lads outplayed the heavier Warreii team-but one
costly fumble in the second period gave them their only points.
At the time, we were on their three-yard line, second down and
goal to go, when one of our men fumbled the center's pass. A
VVarren player received the ball, and with perfect interference,
raced 97 yards for a touchdown. The score was 6-0. n f
Despite this defeat, we were the acknowledged champions of
Northwestern Pennsylvania, and our challenges were unanswered.
Through Pittsburgh papers we made our claim to the light-weight
championship of the state. This also was unanswered, and so
there we are.
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ALFRED' H. JOHNSTON.
Alfred Johnston was the cap-
tain of this year's football team,
and worked Well with Mr. Bit-
ters in attaining the high honor
due to the team. "Ain played
his position at left end, and
filled his part to perfection. Es-
pecially good at giving and
breaking interference, he made
the left end of the line strong
and safe. Al is lost by gradua-
tion this year, and his place
will be a hard one to fill.
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COACH E. F. BITTERS
To Mr. Bitters, we owe the
success of our 1921-22 foot-
ball team There is no doubt
about that. Wfhen he came to
'llitusville last fall, as the head
of the Commercial Department,
we had but small prospects of
ever placing a football team in
the iicld. Only a few of the
previous year's -unsuccessful
team was on hand, and practi-
callyall the material was new.
After a month of strenuous
practice, a team was placed on
the gridiron, and that team be-
:ame the champions of North-
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FOOT BALL WRITE-UPS
Alfred Johnston, '22, captained the football team through their
successful season. Al is located at left end, and is a player of no
small ability. He is especially good at breaking and giving inter-
joseph Thompson, '23, the midget half-back, has been elected
as captain of the 1922-23 squad. Joe's ability in all lines of sport is
well known, and his football talent is no exception. End runs and
receiving forward passes are his favorite methods of advancing
the ball. .
In Arthur Brady, '22, we have our plunging full-back. His
loss to the team is a severe blow as without a doubt he is the .best
full-back ever developed in T. H. S. He can punt and toss the
passes, and most especially he can get the extra yardage thatiis
needed to make downs. 'h , ' '
Max Oberman, '22, is the little fellow at quarter-back. gH-e ,is
a wonder at calling the ligures in directing the' game, ,and-this end
runs and his gains through center are almost of national frenowni.
It was up to Max to keep the mroale of the team up, ,and-he
Richard Crouch, '22, served as manager of the teain',Xaiid"
played his position at center. Accurate passing was his specialty,
and on the defense he was a man who had to be reckoned with.
Charles Fritts, '22, played at right tackle, and he was one of
the mainstays of the line. VVhen Max called for a play through
him, there was always a hole big enough to admit a battleship.
VVilliam Helfrich, '24, is reputed as being the fastest man on
the team. His position is half-back, and he is known for his ability
to cut around the ends for long gains. VVe expect still greater
things of Bill in the next two years.
At right end, Raymond Mulvey, '23, kept everything air-tight
and under cover. Rip is a professional at receiving the forward
passes, and his gains in this manner are usually lengthy ones.
In Durand Francis, '23, tackle, the line had their tower of
strength. It was useless for an opponent to try to get past Du,
and usually erstwhile gains resulted in dead losses.
Philip Stewart, '23, played one o fthe guard poitions. His work
was noticeable throughout the season, especially on the defensive
plays. His hobby was to recover fumbles in the opponent's back-
field. Phil is manager of the 1922-23 team. 2
Vtfarner Brown, '24, played the other guard and occasionally
the fullback positions. In -the former position he is .good on the
defensej and in the latter is- a consistent plunger through the line.
Harold Linden, '23, is a good man in the guard position. 'His
ability was especially noticed in the Erie game when he stopped
the bad. gaps in the line. Pete has another year in which to serve
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BASKET BALL SEASON
Basketball came around with everyone predicting a wonderful
season. They had good reasons for thinking this, however, as the
squad seemed to be in perfect condition. At the beginning of the
season, we had the entire team of the previous year Qwhich, by the
way, had been the best in the history of the schoolj, and later on
new material was unearthed that served to strengthen the team.
Earl Hall had also been hired to coach the team again, and this
fact was looked upon with special favor.
The schedule, it is believed, had much to do with the outcome
of the season. lX'ilany of the teams played were simply out of our
class entirely, and none of the games were easy. The weak teams,
such as had been played in the year before, were cut out, and
Manager Carlson obtained tea111s that were great drawing cards
on the home floor.
Then, again, this was our first year to be in the .N. P. I. A. A.,
a basketball league fostered by Grove City College. NVe ended up
the schedule in a tie with Meadville for the cellar position. Al-
though three players are lost by graduation this year, there is every
belief that next year will show us lodged higher on the leavufe
ei c- gb,
The season opened auspiciously on December 9, with'Shef-
field H. S. as the opponents on the MY" floor? Our boysgot away
with a bad start, and at the end of the -quarter were lagging, 6-5.
In the succeeding quarters, however, they loosenedoup and cinched
the game by a 55-25 score.
On December 16, we played a team that was classed far above
us. The players were members of Allegheny College, two of them
being regulars, and they styled themselved the "Collegians." They
had everything their own way the first half, rolling up a 30-4 score.
ln the second half, our boys came back strong and succeeded in
bringing the score to 46-33. ' . A
Our flrst out-of-town game was played at Kane, December 22.
Our boys deserved to win by a large score, 'and only the referee
kept them from doing so. The final score was 411-30.
Wle succeeded in putting one over on the Alumni team to the
tune of 42-18. The game was a fast one, and it was simply',be-
cause of the lack of practice for the ex-high men that the game
was not closer.
January 6 witnessed our worst defeat of years. The team that
was destined to become .the Pennsylvania state champions
trounced us on their own Hoor, 72-1 1. Thus, again, did VVarren
turn back our athletes.
VVe lost another the following Friday to Sheffield. Only two
of the regular team were in the line-up, and the two teams seemed
to be fairly well matched. The iinal standing was 23-19.
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The next day our boys stopped off at Tionesta. Although
handicapped by the small size of the gym, and by the absence of
one of the star recruits of the previous evening, our squad came
outahead after a hard up-hill struggle, 35-29.
One of the real thrills of the basketball season was furnished
on VVednesday, January 18. The famous Polish College team were
out-pointed after four periods of neck-to-neck racing, 38-34.
The first league game of the season was played at Oil City on
Friday of the same week. Our lads showed wonderful improve-
ment the second half, and, although Oil City won, 32-21, it was
only after a hard battle.
' The next night, Franklin opposed us on 'our own floor in the
second league tilt. The score was tied practically all the way
through, and an extra period was required. VVe out-pointed the
opponents 5-I in this period, winning 27-22. This was Franklin's
only defeat in the league. U '
February 3, with high hopes, we invaded Erie. lNe met up
against Academy High, and left the honors with them, 37-24. Not
a bad game, though. 3
VVe had little difficulty in .snowing undef Cambridge Springs
the following night, 39-IO. The first half was fairly close, but
there was nothing to it the second half. E
VVe started a bad losing streak when we hit up against Mead-
ville in another league contest. We only scored one field goal in
this game, the final count being 33-17. ,
At Polish College, the next evening, we played a football game
under basketball rules. VVe almost won, though, 25-22. '
Academy of Erie came here February I7 for their return game.
VVe got away to a good start, and led in the scoring until the final
quarter., ' Academy'sspurt gave them the game, 31-24. Hard luck!
VVar,ren again demonstrated their superior ability and knowl-
edge' offbasketball in the game played at home February 24. Our
last minute.-rally came too late, and the VVarren boys were the
victors, 57-32. i 1
' Revenge is sweet-especially when we got Meadville over
here, and trounced them 42-21. Meadville didn't have a ghost of a
show, although the score was --tied at the end of the first quarter
at 10. A '
, Our chances to cop the league cup of District No. 3 were shot
on-'March IFI when we lost to Franklin on their floor. We out-
played them the entire game, but they got the points. Score,
-Our lads, were considerably discouraged after the Franklin
game, and allowed Oil City to overcome a twelve-point lead, and
win, 42-40. At one time we were ahead 36-24, but after a. heart-
breaking rally, Oy C. won. 1
Wie, met Rocky Grove on their own Hoor in the last game of
the season. VVe had considerable trouble in winning, after the
opponents' had commanded- a five-point lead. The final score was
37'24- ' ' ' ' ' ' '
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"Lanky" was the captain of
basketball this year. Together
with Coach Hall he worked
hard and strenuously in per-
fecting the team, but illness on
his part and also of the other
members of the team, prevent-
ed a better season. Much dis-
appointment was expressed
when the team failed to win
the league championship, but
more success will be their lot
EARL D. HALL.
This year, as was the case
last year, the School Board
was able toxsecure Earl Hall
as coach of the basketball
teams. Contrary to expecta-
tions. however, the seaso11 was
not what could be called a suc-
cessful one, that is, for the
boys' part. The girls had a
very successful year and much
credit is due Mr. Hall. There
is every prediction of a good
reason for next year, but only
the future can decide this.
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BASKET BALL XXZRITE-UPS
Xkfilliam Renfrew, '22, was captain of this year's basketball
squad. Scotty played center, and usually had the jump on his op-
ponent. Sickness and injuries kept him from performing quite as
brilliantly as he did last year.
joseph Thompson, '23, played left forward, and is the team's
choice for the captaincy of next year's squad. joe not only was the
highest point-getter 011 the team, but held similar honors for the
entire league. .
2 -Max Oberman, '22, performed in the other forward position,
and was a consistent basket thrower. Max and joe are a perfect
pair of forwards with their speed and ability.
Arthur Brady, '22, was our mainstay in the guarding end of
the game. There were a number of games this year in which Art
either held his man scoreless or to fewer baskets than he got.
Clifford Ritts was the other regular guard, and he also' an-
nexed a number of "scoreless" honors. Click is still undecided as
to whether he will be back next year. '
Durand Francis, '23, was proficient in either the center or for-
ward positions. This was the first year he had been out for bas-
ketball, and great things are expected of him next year. '
if VVZLFIIEI' Brown, '24, was also a new man to the squad, and
had his position- at guard or center. ,He played a consistent game,
and will be an important asset to the team next year. 1
'VVilliam Helfrich, '24, took part in a number of games, usually
playing a guard position. He is a fast man with the ball, and a
very close guard. y ,
Raymond Mulve f, '2 , was onl f able to Jlav in three 'ames
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due to sickness, and he made hnnself well known 111 those three.
Rip is a forward, and is looked upon as being one of our best men
next year. ' ' '
Albin Carlson, '22, acted as manager of the team, and all credit
is due him for his ability in securing the best of teams as our op-
ponents. , '
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GIRLS BASKET BALL
For the first time in years the girls' basketball team has been
a championship one. ln fact, no team has been developed since
1910 that could be called a real, high-class aggregation until this
year. And this year's team broke all records. The material that
was left from the squad of the previous year was considered to be
too light, inexperienced and incompetent. For a while there was
talk of abandoning the project of a girls' team. However, when
Earl Hall was hired as coach of the boys' team, he was also given
the job of developing a girls' squad, and this he did.
There were about twenty-live girls reporting to the first prac-
tice, most of these being in the lower classes of the school. After
a week, the squad was reduced to twelve, and the season opened
shortly after. Getting away with a bad start, the team lost two of
their iirst four played, but then settling down, they won nine out
of the remaining ten. By reason of their decisive victories over
Meadville and the one over Gil City, our girls were entitled to
styling themselves "Champions of Northwestern Pennsylvania."
None of the teams of the surrounding country saw lit to dispute
the claims, and thus it is that T. l-1. 5. had a championship girls'
team, where the boys' team had failed.
The season opened on the home floor, December 2, with
Franklin as the opponents. Our line-up was more or less of an
experiment and Franklin had little difficulty in winning, 15-4.
On the 9th, the team went to Meadville, where, after a hard,
up-hill struggle, they won. Meadville was leading at the end of the
first half, but the final score stood I5-IO in our favor.
At Corry, on December 16, our girls found little opposition in
the Corry H. S. team. The score was 28-I.
On the following Friday, the ,girls journeyed to Oil City, los-
ing by a close score of 9-7. Poor foul-shooting was the cause fo
Cambridge Springs came here on january 6 and gave our girls
but little opposition. VVe had the game cinched at the end of the
half, 16-2, so the second team was put in. Final standing was I8-9.
On January 20 Corry H. S. put in their appearance for their
return game. 29-7 was the final score.
The Business Girls Club of the Y. W. C. A. were next taken
over, 23-4 . This team consisted mostly of high school players of
one and two years ago.
Meadville's so-called champion team came here for a game and
were humiliated, 17-6. This put our team in the front as the com-
ing champs of the district. Correct.
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Our girls suffered a severe set-back at the hands of the Frank-
lin team at that place, February Io. Poor foul-shooting was again
the cause of defeat, as our general playing was far superior to
Franklin's. The score was 15-9.
Everything looked rosy again after Oil City was routed, I3-6.
This off-set the defeat at Franklin, as O. C. was considered as hav-
ing a much better team than Franklin.
At Cambridge Springs our girls played one of the closest
games of the season, finally winning S-2. Very rough game, al-
though Cambridge didn't get a field goal.
The next two games were with Sheffield, the first being played
here on February 24, and resulting in a 9-4 win. On March 3 our
crippled team went to that place and succeeding in coming out
ahead, 8-5. - 0
Pleasantville was the las tto fall beneath the onrush of our
girls. 'Twas their own fault, though, as they had been blowing
about their team. Score, 30-3. Thus ended the most successful
season of girls' athletics in the history of the school. '
Mable Kerr, ,22, our captain and manager, had her position at
center. She easily had the tip-off on all her opponents, and was in
this way directly responsible for most of the wins. She was high
scorer for the year.
Bessie Lundberg, ,22, had the reputation of being the fastest
person on the team. She played forward and made a greater num-
ber of field goals than anyone else on the team. '
Doris Mullin, ,24, played the other forward position. She
and Bessie are just fast enough to keep the entire opposing team-
busyg Tuffie scored just one less basket than her running mate.
Laura Church, '23, played as guard, and is the team's choice
as next year's captain. It was not very often that an opposing for-
ward got past Laura and scored a field goal. In fact, it was al-
Mildred Meyer, '23, was our running guard, and has been
elected as manager for next year. It almost seemed that her op-
ponent was playing guard instead of forward. Mid made quite a
number of baskets. '
The girls are left in good shape for next year asythere is a
wealth of material. Besides the three left from this year's team,
there will be Kelly, Sjoden, Brailsford and Symmonds as the prin-
cipal contenders for positions.
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THE ATHLETIC PLAY
The Athletic Play, given to raise money for the Athletic Asso-
ciation, proved to be a big success financially and otherwise. The
play was a txvo-act farce entitled "The Fascinating Fanny- Brown,"
directed by Mr. Floyd Wfhitebread and Mrs. Elizabeth Hanley of
the Connnunity Servcie. whose hard work with the Hue' co-opera-
tion of the cast made the play a grand success. '
The cast proved to be an all-star one, Bob Shreve and Marian
VVallen taking the leads, as two very much in love young peogile,
around whom the play centers. The other players perforinedf their
parts very successfully and kept the audience in a constant uproar
bv their clever actin0' '
p. vo- . Y
The characters were as follows:
Percfval Gale, who keeps a sunnner Hotel, "IdleWild". ..... F. . .
Billy Parsons, the only man of the hotel .... .... obert Shreve
Henry Dudley, a college Sophoniore .... Erwin Fritts
Mrs. Caldxvell .............. .... .... o rothyt Francis
Andrey Caldwell . . . . .Gertrude Wailea
Florence lfowe .. ........................... Mildred Duplanti
All guests at the hotel. ' Q
Mrs. Moffat, a neighboring cottager ......... - ....... Jackie Brown
Martha, a servant girl ...... L ...... .... G ertrg,ideqMiulvehill
?9.------- UN mms. -w-1-----Q?
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MISS STODDARD'S DEATH.
Miss Jessie Stddard, our well loved music teacher, passed away
Saturday evening, October 29, 1921, after a long illness.
The death of Miss Stoddard was a great blow to the public
schools, for her life work had been teaching music in the schools
of Titusville. Since we were pupils in the grades, she had taught
us, helped us with the musical end of our entertainments, and had
always aided or advised us in any manner within her powerz'
Miss Stoddard was wonderful in her ability to train her pupils.
Her skill and thoroughness are shown by the success of her Glee
Clubs, Orchestra, and the entertainments which her pupils have
given. Many of her former scholars are now making good in musi-
cal lines, and many more, still in school, will achieve something
worth while because of her part in their education.
No one will miss Miss Stoddard quite as much as her pupils
who will always remember her as kind, loving and patient, during
the years in which we knew her.
Tuesday morning, November 1, 1921, the schools of the city
were dismissed in honor of Miss Stoddard, and marched to the
Presbyterian Chapel in a body to pay her their last respects. The
funeral was conducted from the Chapel at 10:30 o'clock and in-
terment iwas made in Greenwood cemetery.
THE JUNIQR PLAY
,The juniors gave their play on May 17, to raise money
for the junior Prom, and it proved to be very much of a success,
not only in the manner in whichthe characters acquitted them-
selves, but financially as well. The play itself., entitled "Much Ado
About Betty," was the best comedy presented in the High School
for some time.
- The characters were all equally good in their parts, and show-
ed the excellent training they had received by their directors. The
entire cast performed as if they were regular actors instead of home
talent and certainly deserve all the credit which they have received:
A The cast were:
Lin LeonardQ Betty's one best bet ................ Durand Francis
Major jartree, of VVichita, not only bent but crooked Philip Stewart
Ned.O'Hare, a jolly young honeymooner ........... Millard Boyle
Mr. Ostrich, who has written a wonderful Picture play. .
Dr. McNuttQ solid ivory from the neck up ........ lrVarner Brown
Jim NViles, a high school senior .......... Q. . .George Becker
Officer Riley, who always does his duty. . . .... Millard Boyle
-Officer Dllg'Hl1,.fYO1ll the Emerald Isle ............ Philip Stewart
Archie, aiblack bell boy at the Hotel Poinsetta .... George Becker
Mr. Ebenezer O'Hare, a sick man, and submerged tenth ...... -
Q .N .... p. ..................................... Donald Bishop
Mrs. Ebenezer O'Hare, "Birdie,', the other nine-tenths ...... U
- . .............. S .............. ' ................ Laura Church
Aunt W'innie, Betty's chaperone .............. Cornelia Anderson
Lizzie Monahan, Betty's maid with a vivid imagination ......
. . ..... . .................. '. .......... Gertrude Mulvehill
Ethel Kohler, a high school admirer' of Betty ....... Laura .Church
Violet Ostrich,.a film favorite, Nedls bride ...... Lottie McCaslin
Mrs. K. M, Diggins, a guest atthe Hotel Poinsetta. .Alice Hyman
Daffodil Diggins, her daughter, "Yes Mam1na!"L ..... Harriet Hall
Miss Chizzle, one of the North Georgia Cliizzles ............
' a .B .... Q.. ............ E ..................... Gertrude Mulvehill
Betty, the star of the Movagraph Company.. ...... Helen Powers
Coach, Mr. Floyd B. VVhitebread. B I L ,- E
Assistant Coach, Miss Mildred Steele. A
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GIRLS' ill GLEE CLUB,
Mook, Iris P
Mullin, Dorisi W'
Peebles, -Mary -'
Roof, Eva ,-
Sullivan, Ruby 1 '
Vlfallcn, Marian A
Vkfilkinson Mar '
1 , . gare
Soon after Miss Britton's arrival in T. H., S. the Girls Glee
Club was reorganized, with Mary Peebles as Manager, ivvhile?
Dorothy Francis was elected Librarian. It was decided- that the
girls meet the eighth period on Tuesday, and that dues of live cents
a week be collected from each member. U The Girlsf Glee,.Club, -al-
though not having appeared in public as often this year aseformer-.
ly, have not been idle, much time having been-given to piieparation
of the Coinmencement music. The only public appearaiiicefofthe
Glee Club was on Friday, May 8, at the concert given during Music
VVeek, at which they sang "The Bridal Chorus," from'-.Corvanis
"Rose Maiden." i . ' I 'F ' ' A
By graduation, we are losing many excellent singers, :promi-
nent among whom are Martha Dickinson, Dorothy Francis, Mary
Peebles, Mildred DuPlanti and Margaret Moulin, all remne.mbered
'for their many appearances in public. A
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BOYS' GLEE CLUB
The Boys' Glee Club was reorganized soon fafter the mid-year
examinations, meeting the eighth period on Thursday., Robert
Shreve was elected manager for the year.
On Wedriesday, April 12, the boys entertained in chapel with
several seletcions. On May 3 they sang at the Orpheum.Theatre.
The boys also participated in the Music NrVeek concert at the High
School auditorium, May 5, when they sang "BelindaiClarissa," and
"the Mermaid." The Boys' Glee Club is also busy preparing music
for Commencement. S 5 ' ' '
BOYS' GLEE CLUB ROLL Q
Smith, Paul P
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MEMBERS OF TROTTY
Amboyer, Edith P
Cohn, Marian '
Kehr, Marian '
Kerr, Ldabel 5
Knapp, Buna A
s Peebles, Mary.
Pieifer, .Dorothafini ci A
Price, Vera f
Ropp, Florence ' '
Schehr, Delores, U
Shepard., P Verna
Wirlkdiilsom Radio . '
TROTTY VECK HISTORY
The Trotty Veck Club, composed of High School girls of the
Sophomore, Junior and Senior Classes, was organized in 1921 with
Mable McCutcheon as President and Mrs. I. H. Schiede as Club
The name Trotty Veck was derived from a character in one
of Dicken's stories, a messenger of good cheer, and the club mem-
bers have always striven to keep before their minds this loving
The club is fairly bubbling over with pep and good fellowship,
and the spirit of T. H. S. is not forgotten.
At the first meeting of the school year, 1921-22, the following
officers were elected:
President-Pauline Baker. A
Vice President-Laura Church.
And the committees appointed consisted of the following girls:
. . Frances Boal
Entertainment . . . .. Mary Paul
Membership . . . .. Mildred 'Maclntyre
. Verna Shepard
Program . . . ..... .... . . Mildred DuPlanti
The activities of the year began with a delightful Hallowe'en
party, held on October 20th. the most notable feature of the even-
ing being the "Chamber of Horrors."
In addition to several evenings spent in service work, the club
also held a Christmas party during vacation. Dolls, dressed by
the girls, and also toys were distributed among the poor people of
the city. Under the direction of Mrs. Coleman Christmas carrols
were sung on Christmas eve, in various parts of the city, in which
the Trotty V eck girls took a lively interest.
On Monday evening, December 12th, and also on New Year's
eve, parties were held, to which the Hi-Y boys were invited, and
each was pronounced a great success.
E. il. 5.
In january the club held its first "Mother and Daughter" ban-
quet. The "Y" was a perfect bower of pink and white, and potted
flowers were arranged the length of the long tables. Never in the
history of the Y. VV. had there been such a banquet, and it was
pronounced a great success by every one of the eighty mothers
and daughters present.
Miss Frances Boal wrote the club song to the tune of "Ma"
and also the poem, "The Good Ship Trotty Veckf'
A vocal duet, "Mother O' Mine," was rendered by the Misses
Margaret Moulin and Mildred Maclntyre, accompanied by Miss
Florence Ropp, and short talks were given by Mrs. W. P.
McCutcheon, Mrs. C. T. Evans and Mrs. J. H. Schiede, and during
the banquet rousing cheers were given for Miss Pauline Baker,
President of the club, Miss Frances Boal, club poet, and for the
club artist, Miss Vera Price. Toasts were also given by the toast-
mistress of the evening, Miss Evelyn Kingsley, and the banquet
was followed by a playlet entitled "The Village Schoolhouse."
In February a -Colonial tea and food sale was given by the club
in honor of VVash1ngton's birthday. The hostesses and waitresses
were in Colonial costume, and the affair was considered a great
During the year we have enjoyed the privilege of hearing a
good many excellent speakers, among whom were Mrs. Schiede,
who spoke of her work in New Y ork's lower East Side, Miss Millar
of the Moody Bible Institute, and Miss Deitrich, the Y. VV. Field
Secretary of this district.
VVe have planned to hold a picnic at Hillside Camp soon after
the close of scohol for the purpose of welcoming the present Fresh-
man girls who wish to join the club next year.
Altogether we feel that we have spent a very successful year,
and that some really "worth while" things have been accomplished.
By graduation we lose some of our most earnest workers, but we
hope that the girls of the younger classes, who are each year taking
the place of those who have left, will carry on the work which we
have begun, and make the name "Trotty Veck" loved and honored
by every High School girl.
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THE SUNSHINE CLUB
By this time, probably everyone knows that the Sunshine Club
members are John Dame, Dick Crouch and Bob Shreve, three very
well known people in Titusville High. And, put together, they
made a CO111biI1ZltlO1'l hard to beat in any manner.
Early in the winter they became tired of the poor attempts at
class parties that were being given, so they gave the first Sunshine
Party which was a grand success. They then gave a series of
parties, dances and other entertainments, all of which were suc-
cessful. The Easter Hop was the largest affair given by them
and was certainly something different, the decorations, music,
favors, and everything being of the best.
The three Sunshiners have surely done what they started out
to do-cut down the cost of our parties, furnish a variety of en-
tertainments, create the "sunshine" that their name implies, and
make our old fashioned parties look sick. VVe certainly owe them
our thanks for the good times they have given us and the more
than success that they proved to be.
dt. B. 6.
The first meeting and supper of the Hi-Y Club vwas called on
VVednesday, November 31, 1921, bringing out at the start, an ate
tendance of forty-five boys. The following l1Vednesday, the second
gathering was held, with the election of officers occupying the
main part of the meeting. The result was that Alvin Vlfagstafic
was elected President, john Dame, Vice President, Clarence -Iohn7
son, Secretary and Glenn Reed, Treasurer. f
During the school year seven of these supper-meetings were
held, averaging about forty-five members present. At the close of
each supper, a short program was carried out with several speak-
ers taking part. - ' - he .
Mr. Smith, Mr. Miller, the club officers, and the ladies and
girls who served the suppers, all deserve a hearty vote of -thanks
for the parts they played in making the club a success. It i's'tQ'be
hoped that the Hi-Y will be reorganized again next year. '
The fire team was organized along in the! mid-year. From
that time on until the close of school we had a few good fire drills.
The firemen worked fast while the pupils did their best in aiding to
clear the building quickly. The entire school was usually emptied
in between two and three minutes from the sound of alarm.
The alarm this year was two short rings for the firemen to get
to their stations, while one long ring told the remainder of the
student body to leave the building.
The team for this year was:
Chief, Arthur Brady.
Assistant, Maurice Moffit.
Stair Corporals: Harold Linden, Philip Stewart, David Has-
brouck, Durand Francis, Alvin VVagstaff, Fred VVagner, W'il1ia1n
Renfrew, Millard Boyles, joe Thompson and Lowell Schiewe.
Hose Corporals: Max Oberman, Raymond Mulvey, Glenn
Reed, Robert Miller, Charles Fritts, Alfred Johnston, john VVright,
Louis Resnikoff, Clarence Johnson, John Dame, Clifford Ritts and
Door Corporals: Isaac Oberman, jack Johnstone, Lloyd
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FINDING OUT AUNT HESTER
The twins were upset to say the least. Louise, the first to re-
cover, answered her father with her usual dignity.
"Father, dear," she began hesitatingly. "Of course, we both
understand how things are."
"Of course! emphasized Harriet.
"Of course," agreed their father.
"At the same time," she went on, "we feel that, in spite of the
rest being necessary for Mother, we might have been consulted
and allowed to choose a chaperon for ourselves. Aunt Hester is
hardly what we would call-congenial."
"And I. say, Dad," broke in Harriet again, "what about the
houseparty? Does she have to chaperon that? If she does, we'd
'ust better give it u -that's all there is to itf' She thrust her
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hands into the pockets of her sweater, and, blinking hard with dis-
a ointment, retended to look out of the window.
"Come now," Mr. Fields encouraged sympathetically, "it isn't
as bad as that, you know. She may be an odd little Quaker lady,
but she's kindg and, speaking frankly, girls, she's the only avail-
able member of the family whom your mother felt satisfied to leave
in charge of the place and who is wliling to undertakethe re-
sponsibility. As to the house party, if you feel by the first of
August that you'd rather not have it with Aunt Hester here, you
may postpone it, and we'll have it in September, when your mother
and 1 return."
Harriet turned impulsively from the window and threw an
arm around her father's 11eck. "Dad," she said, "You are a dear,
and we don't mean to be horried-do we, Louise? But she's such
a dried up little-no, no, no !" putting her hand over her father's
mouth, "I won't be disrespectful, l'l1 take it all back. Truly we'll
be good, and if we find that our virtue simply can't standq it, why,
we'll do as you say, and put off the old house party until Septem-
ber. Gracious, Louise, don't jump like that! What's the matter P"
Louise, with great concern, was grazing down the driveway.
"Daddy !" she exclaimed, "who's coming up here in the hack? Can
it be Aunt Hester? I thought she wasn't coming until afternoon."
The shaggy horse that pulled the one "station hack" came to
a halt in front of the house, and a little figure in grey proceeded to
alight. Mr. Fields was on the veranda before she had reached
the steps, and the twins, exchanging glanceshgfollowed at his heels.
Aunt Hester turned to the departing driver, "Don't thee forget
my trunk," she called, and composedly turned back to her nephew.
"Good morning, Tom. How do, girls. Thee still has the same
red hair thee had at five, Harriet. My! Tom, thee's real fat! Ten
years makes changes."
She was like a little chirping sparrow, but a very severe one.
Her eyes were as sharp as her little straight nose, and her mouth
as set and regular as her abundant grey hair. As Louise politely
led the way upstairs, she wondered whether the second week in
September, or, perhaps the third-.
Two weeks after their parent's departure, Harriet and Louise
held a consultation down in the orchard. It was a quiet Sunday,
even for 'XI-loniewoodf' In the morning they had driven with Aunt
Hester to the village church, and had sat through the lengthy ser-
vice, uneventful save during prayer, when Aunt Hester added
several fervent and audible "Amens." After a silent dinner, she
had retired to her room, where she sat by a shaded window, read-
ing lier Bible. The twins, in their favorite low-limbed apple tree,
discussed the problem of Aunt Hester and the house party.
"She's a queer little duck," mused Harriet, "I can't quite make
her out. VVhat does she think of us, anyway? Is she interested
and disappointed, or uninterested and bored? I must say, she's
stiff+and," resentfully, "she's always flinging some remark at my
hair! X'VCll, at any rate, we've behaved ourselves, you know we
have," she ended righteously.
Louise gazed reilectively into distance. "Ye-es, we've been
pleasant and polite," she agreed, 'fif thta's what you' mean. But
you can't find people out that way. You know what I mean,
Harry-you have to use more than manners if you're going to get
beneath other people's manners, and we simply have to 'find out'
Aunt Hester before we decide about the house party."
"Well, my dear sister," laughed Harriet, with exasperating
flippancy, "if you have found an instrument long enough and sharp
enough to get under Aunt Hester's manners, lead me to it l"
"Do try to be serious, Harry," begged her sister, "and to
oblige me, please don't be slangy, particularly before Aunt Hester.
It frightens her."
"Frightens her! Frightens Aunt Hester !" gasped Harriet.
"Yes, it does," declared Louise, seriously. "I really believe
that back of her funny, abrupt manner she is afraid of us, and our
pretty clothes, and our music, and our harum-scarum out-of-door
fun. Poor little Quaker," she sighed, "underneath everything I
think she's just a pious, timid old lady. If she ever had any sport-
ing blood in her veins, it must have dried up long ago."
"That's just the trouble, Louise! VVhatever she is 'under-
neath,' she isn't a sport, and you know well enough she'd have a
thousand fits if we had a house-party in August. She'd be shock-
ed, or afraid of something every minute. Our tramps, our rides,
our picnics, our dances-everything would be spoiled. We'd bet-
ter decide to put off the whole business. Dad said we could." And
Harriet kicked viciously at the tree-trunk beneath her foot.
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Louise, chin in hand, her thoughtful brown eyes on Harriet's
blue ones, for two whole minutes considered the problem. Har-
riet moved impatiently. She knew well enough that the final de-
cision would be m ner s1ster's next remark, for in her heart of
hearts-which was quite as warm as her temper and the color of
her hair-she realized, despite her impulsive jumps at determined
conclusions, Louise 118.61 only to lead the way and she would fol-
low her adored twin, loyal to the end.
Louise dropped lazily from her comfortable: branch and
stretched herself. "1-larry," she began snnlingly, "we have one
week before August. ln spite of l1Vllilt Daddy said, we both know
that he and mummy VVOlllCl rather have the house-party over be-
fore they came home. Mummys not a bit strong, really. Now, for
one week l'm going to rush Aunt Hesterg we're going to tind out
what uses really like, and then-then w ecan, decide about our
house-party. come on, Harry!" she ended gaily, "l'll beat you to
the stable. l'm going to Ol'ClCI' the runabout and take Aunt 1-lester
Ior a drive."
The next few days were full ones for Aunt Hester. She
serenely accepted the invitations for walking, driving, and croquet
than were showered upon her by her grandnieces. With an ex-
pression ot great conscientiousness on her sharp little face, she
would tie on her sober bonnet, draw on her black cotton gloves,
don her rubbers, raise her umbrella, and dutifully start off, pre-
pared alike for sun and rain. She played croquet with the look
of a 'martyr. She drove and walked in reflective silence, broken
only by an occasional short remark: "Can thee really drive, Har-
riet?" "Louise, thee is sunbui-ned!" "I declare, Harriet, thy hair
becomes redder and redder!" to which the girls would reply with
waning enthusiasm, "Yes, indeed, Aunt Hester." To their ex-
cited description, she would listen calmly, and comment, "Thee
don't say! VVell, in my time-" and whether she set her lips in an
expression of disapproval, or stopped short on an anecdote, the
twins were never sure. e
On Thursday, the two girls were still bravely hustlingkAunt
Hester. At the breakfast table, Louise suggested blackberries.
"There are heaps of them over on Snake Hill," put in Har-
riet, "and itls only a mile and a half by the road. What do you
say, Aunt Hestor? Are you game ?"
A tiny Hush mounted to Aunt Hester's cheek. "Game?" she
inquired briefly. 1
Harriet laugher. "Slang," she explained. e
"She wonders if you feel equal to it," interposed Louise.
"Would you care to go ?"
"I'1l go if thee likes. Any snakes?' ,
"VVe' never saw any," answered Harriet. "Are you afraid of
"I dislike them. Any fences?"
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"Not if we go by the road. XfVhy?"
s "They are difficult," explained Aunt Hester, rising from the
table. lVhen do we start?"
"Well," hesitated Louise, "let's start at' ten, that will give us
plenty of time before lunch.'-'
"As thee likes," and Aunt Hester vanished into the hall.
"Enthusiastic, isn't she P" sighed Harriet. "Oh, I say, Louise,
wouldn't it be screamingly funny if we did find a snake-or some-
The trio started on their walk promptly at ten, Aunt Hester
in her usual garb and carrying her large umbrella. The two girls
were bareheaded and each swung a tin bucket for the "heaps of
blackberries" that Harriet had predicted. It was a beau ,iful morn-
ing, and even Aunt Hester appeared interested and cheerful. Her
eyes seemed brighter, and her cheeks pinker, as they neared the
"NVill you sit down under this tree, Aunt Hester, while we
get the berries ?" asked Louise, when they had reached the sum-
mit of Snake Hill. "I'll put my sweater on this flat' stone, and
make it comfortable. for you. VVe'll be in plain sight from here."
Harriet glanced around at the question and wondered if her
eyes were deceiving her, or if Aunt Hester really looked disap-
pointed. NVith a sudden impulse, she turned and held out her
tin bucket. "Sit down! Of course she doesn't want to sit down,"
she cried. "She wants to help us pick blackberries-don't you P"
And she smiled coaxingly into her aunt's face.
Aunt Hester actually smiled back. "Why,. yes, if thee likes,"
she answered, and taking the pail from Harriet's outstretched
hand, she started toward the bushes.
They had been picking for some time, when an exclamation
from Louise caused both Harriet and Aunt Hester to look up.
Louise was gazing ruefully at the ground, where her bucket was
lying upturned and her berries scattered in every direction.
"I was reaching for the berries on that beautiful bush beyond
that rock," she explained, "and my foot slipped, and down I went.
just look !-I've lost half of them." As she stepped back to view
the disaster, an expression of pain crossed her face. "Ouch! I
must have twisted my ankle."
"Thee poor child !" cried Aunt Hester, running forward. "Is
thee badly hurt P"
Louise tried another step.
"Not really sprained, I think, but it's twisted, all right." She
Aunt Hester led her over to the flat stone, pushed her down on
it ,and began deftly to take off her shoe and stocking, while, Har-
riet hovered near with an expression of sympathy and dismay.
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"It isn't swollen much as yet," commented Aunt Hester as
she examined the hurt ankle, "but we'd better hurry home before
it gets worse. Or, I'll leave thee here with Harriet, and send the
carriage back for thee."
"Nonsense!" laughed Louise, "I'm not as lame as that. I can
easily walk. VVe can take the shortcut through the fields, and I
can lean on Harriet's arm." She put back her shoe as she spoke,
and turned to Harriet, who had started to collect the scattered
"I really think that would be better, Aunt Hester," agreed
Harriet, "if you don't mind."
"W'ell, if Louise is sure." Aunt Hester gathered up her um-
brella and doubtfully followed Louise to the fence.
"You see," pointed out the latter, "this is a shortcut. We
have only three pastures to cross." -
Aunt Hester, with her head on one side, like an inquisitive
little bird, peered over the fence, and caught sight of the house,
nestled among it's grove of trees, three pastures beyond the black-
berry patch. "Any cows ?" she queried. K
"No indeed," said Harriet, with reassurance. "The cows are
all in the far pastures, back of the stables-and very mild cows at
that." She laughed, jumped down from the top rail of the fence,
and helped the other two to scramble through the barsg
They walked slowly, Louise limping, and leaning on Harf
riet's arm, and Aunt Hester carrying her pail of blackberries and
the umbrella raised fro protection against the sun. As they neared
their second fence, the little old ladystopped short, and gazed
earnestly at a clump of trees in the next field. "Does thee see
something move there, Harriet? Thee is sure there are no cows ?"
She looked suspiciously at the trees. Harriet looked up im-
patiently. "Of course I'm sure! VVe never have cows in this Held.
That's just the wind moving the branches. Come on, Louise,,I'l1
help you through. Does it hurt much?" And under her breath
she giggled, "Poor soul, she's afraid of cows !"
Aunt Hester closed her umbrella, crawled through the fence,
opened the umbrella again, and started across the ,field with her
back to the offending trees. They were half way to the next pas-
ture before she turned her head with a nervous backward look.
Her face suddenly went several shades whiter. She slightly
quickened her step, and spoke cooly to the girls. "Be steady, both
of you! she warned, "and walk in a straight line for the fence.
There is a bull back there. He is watching us, and I think he is
moving toward us." o
Louise turned whiter than her aunt-she was limping pain-
fully by this time-but Harriet, with a gasp, hurried forward and
looked back. VVhether her sudden movement started the bull, or,
whether he had already started toward them, she could never be
sure, but, as her horrified eyes fell on the huge creature at the far
end of the field,'he lowered his head and broke into a slow run.
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With a low cry of terror, Harriet grasped her sister's arm
and ran, dragging Louise toward the fence that seemed so far
ahead of them. "Aunt Hester," she screamed, "Run! Run as fast
as you can !"
Even as she called out she realized how impossible it would be
to reach the fence before the bull would be upon them. Fleet as
she was she could not hope to outrun the now enraged snorting
animal that was nearing so swiftly. She could hear hoofs beating
the turf behind her, and her head swam dizzily. Louise, panting,
was running bravely, but more and more slowly, at her side.
The terrible hoofbeats came nearer and nearer. Suddenly they
stopped. Harriet gave another panic-stricken look in the direction
of the bull, and her heart rose to her throat as 'though it would
suffocate her. Aunt Hester! She would be killed! NVhy, or why,
couldn't she have stayed with them instead of running in an en-
tirely diiferent direction! Now .they would be saved and Aunt
Hester tossed and trampled to death.
It was unbelievable, but the old lady had actually stopped
running and waswildly waving her open umbrella with one hand,
while with the other she seemed to be fumbling with her skirt.
The bull, with lashing tail, and lowered head, had paused, un-
decided. But not for long. He started again, this time, straight
for the open umbrella.
"Run!" shouted Aunt Hester, comniandingly. "Run for the
fence !" And she threw the umbrella straight at the bull's head.
The girls needed no second urging. VVith redoubled speed,
they fairly flew toward safety, but not until they had a glimpse of
Aunt Hester's final stratagem.
The infuriated beast, turned aside for a moment by the um-
brella, renewed his pursuit of Aunt Hester, who had apparently
picked up a bright red ribbon from the ground and was waving it
behind her as she ran for the lower end of the field.
lVhen he was almost upon her, they saw her dart suddenly
aside, and ling the- brilliant crimson thing directly over his
They saw no- more until they toppled over the fence, and fell
like limp rags into the next pasture. Harriet steadied herself by
catching hold of a post and drew herself up on trembling knees,
afraid of the sight that might meet her eyes. Louise had faintedg
that was the first thing she noticed. Then she saw, twenty feet
away, a litle figure! in black climb nimbly to the top rail, and drop
in a heap on the safe side.
In her excitement she shook Louise into sensibility. "Look!"
she shouted. "Look at the bull-and Aunt Hester."
"VVhere ?" asked Louise, weakly. "VVhere?" She sobbed and
covered her face with her hands. ,
"There, you silly !" And Harriet stumbled along in the direc-
tion of Aunt Hester, while she pointed to the Held they had just
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Louise crawled painfully to her feet and looked. In the mid-
dle of the field, the snorting bull was running incircles, madly
trying to rid his horns and eyes of a flaring object that appeared to
be a torn red silk petticoat. On the near side of the fence was
Aunt Hester, sitting bolt upright and jerkily tightening her bon-
net strings as she retied them into a stiff little bow.
"Oh!" breathed Louise, clinging to the fance rail and moving
toward her. "Oh you darling, you-you wonder!" she whispered,
as the slow tears crept down her cheeks.
'WVhy, Aunt Hester!" exclaimed Harriet that afternoon as she
paused in the doorway. "VV hat a pretty blue dressing-gown."
In spite of her aunt's protests, Harriet had calmly put her to
bed, and insisted upon waiting on her with such energy that the
little lady lay quite still, smiling in a daze at Louise, who, with
her foot bandaged, sat at her bedside, and held tight hold of her
Aunt Hester looked up at Harriet's exclamation, and blushed
scarlet. "I dare say it's wrong," she apologized, "for any one to
love bright colors-at my age. But-I just wear them where no
one sees. Thee saw the red petticoatf' she added, overcomewith
shame, "so thee might as well see the blue dressingegown. I do
love pretty colors," she ended wistfully, and with sudden shyness,
"that's why I always loved thy hair, Harriet."
"Loved my hair! Oh, Aunt Hester! W'as that why you
were always talking about it ?"
Harriet held up an accusing linger. "Aunt Hester, look at me!
VVas it because you didnit want us to see the red silk petticoat that
you were afraid of fences this morning?" p
Aunt Hester nodded again, guilty this time.
"Aunty, dear," Louise leaned over her with eyes that were
suspiciously bright. "XVould you mind if we had a house-party
while you're here? You're the best chaperon I know of." A
For once Aunt Hester became enthusiastic. "Mind! Mind a
house-party? I'd love it!"
Harriet gave a deep sigh of content. "It may be a dreadful
pun, but do you know what I think? I think this is just 'bully' as
daddy sometimes says." '
And that night when she slipped into, her sister's room for
a goodnight kiss, she saidz, "Louise, we were puzzling our brains
out about what Aunt I-Iseter was underneath. VVe didn't know,
did we, that it was a red silk petticoat, and as daddy would say, 'A
dead game sport l' "
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THE MONEY THAT SAVED
'Twas certainly tsrange when slow-going Elias Gee married
Irish Kitty, but nevertheless it was a fact.
Also on this partciular morning with which we are concerned
Elias should have known better than to approach Kitty who was
on the verge of one of her "tantrums," clearly indicated by the
fact that her hair hung on the back of her neck, that her apron was
all awry, and that, ordinarily light-footed, she now walked heavily
as if trying to find a short route to the cellar.
Elias knew all this, but the matter at hand was too important
to be put off longer so he approached her and with his most
honeyed tones said, "Say, Kitty, I'd certainly like to have you
listen here. It's a letter from my daddy's sister, old Aunt Rachel."
"Huh!" exclaimed Kitty viciously. ,
"I was her favorite of all the boys," resumed Elias.
"She had a mighty small amount of since, thin."
"She's been powerful good to me and I'd be proud to give her
a home, now she is old and feeble. VVe's got the money."
"Yes, and I thought it was to go to pay for the farm, not for
kaping of an ould Ladies' Home. Och, 'tis the likes of you to be
countin' yerself rich, case ye think ye'll be ownin' this scrub
farm ?" And Kitty turned her back with a flng which caused her
hair to be completely loosened and tumble down her back. "Sakes
it's the big fool I'd be workin' me life' out for an idjit ould woman
like I've been doing for an idjit ould man. Clear out l"
She flourished her broom at him and he stepped out and pro-
ceeded to the barn. where he sat down disconslately on the milking
stool to think.. Where would he put Aunt Rachel when she came?
For she wrote that she would come that day or the next. Kitty's
temper would not last long, but meanwhile where could Aunt
Rachel sleep? Not at the neighbors surely. How they would talk!
No, he couldn't disclose Kitty's fault outside of the family. Maybe
it would turn out all right, but it was now, nearing train time.
He began hitching the horses back of the barn and taking oc-
casional glimpses at the house through the open barn doors. He
was rewarded by seeing his boots come flying out, followed by the
family cat. He shook his head ruefully and made a safe getaway
through the pasture to go to the station.
WVhen he arrived there, he scanned the faces of the few de-
scending passengers anxiously and was somewhat relieved not to
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find his aunt one of them. But the next instant the baggage car
door was thrown open, revealing Aunt Rachel sitting contentedly
in an old-fashioned rocking chair. '
She was a little woman, having a round face with many
wrinkles, which were cheerful ones, as her face was constantly
wreathed with smiles and her eyes twinkled mischievously.
"Did you make her ride in the baggage car ?" sternly demand-
ed Elias of the brakeman. I
"Indeed we didn't. She would have it no other way, but that
she should ride in her chair. VVe've been good to you, haven't we,
Aunty ?', -
"Jes as good as pie," trilled the littleold lady. "Now lift my
U This was readily done and as he placed the chair in the wagon,
Elias said, "I'm fairly prosperous, Aunty, and I look forward to
many years of paying you back what you have done for me."
'His heart was in this bit of sentiment, but he would not say
it in the heartiest tone, so perplexed was he over his piteous pre-
I "Looks like you're aiming for me to ride 'long side of you,
'Lias, but I'd rather sit in back in my chair."
Elias readily agreed as he wanted time to think. At the barn
he lifted her and the chair and placed them inside the doorway.
' VVhat should he do now? That question repeated itself over
and over again in his mind as he slowly unhitched his horses. Well,
first he would try his test on Kitty. He walked stealthily to the
house and up to a window, through which he threw his hat. It
came back promptly, alighting far off in the wheat field..
He sighed and returned despondently to the barn. .
"Land sakes, 'Lias, you look like your conscience was prickinf
you. VVhat's the matter ?" queried Aunt Rachel. '
"I try to live square," he answered, and then told her his
"So you married an Irish lady," exclaimed Aunt Rachel. "VVell,
'Lias, vit Won't matter a hundred years from now."
"I know it, but Kitty isn't so bad. She's real good-natured
except when she has a tantrum, and they don't last longer than
twenty-four hours. She's savin', oo, but what's troublin' me now
is where you are going to sleep."
"Oh, don't mind about me. I'm not sick-like as some other
old people air. I can sleep right here in my chair. I have a snack
here, too. 'Tisn't much, but it sure was providential that I put it
up. I-Iere's some coffee, too. I thought there might be some place
to bile it on the train, but there wasn't, so here it is." And she
held up a cup filled with ground coffee, triumphantly.
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Elias silently acquiesced and stole away to the kitchen where
he noiselessly procured a kettle. This he filled at the spring and
placed on a small fire back of the barn.
After they had eaten he made a bed of fragrant hay, covered
with a blanket. But the little lady would not occupy it unless he
sat in the chair. This he did, and Aunt Rachel lay cosily down to
sleep not to be awakened until the morning was well advanced,
then by hearing a soft voice saying:
e "My temper is all played out now and P111 kaping' a hot break-
fast fare ye."
The speaker was a winsome lass with black hair, rosy cheeks,
ruby lips, and large blue eyes which were now beaming a welcome
to Aunt Rachel.
Q She helped her to her feet and after brushing the straw from
her dress, led her to the house rather shamefacedly, preceded by
Elias .with the chair.
"Nothin's so cheerful as to have gray locksiat the window,"
she declared gayly as she placed the chair by the sunniest window
"and you're welcome to the place and our home and sorry I am
that I made ye slape in the barn." .
Aunt Rachel laughed contentedly as she settled herself in her
chari. "'Lias," she whispered, "I didn't come to you, though I
pined powerful to see, till I had money to pay my board and keep."
Kitty blushed and looked at the floor. "I had a windfall, this here
chair. I heired it from Ma. 'Twas covered with a pretty coverin',
damask, they called it, but it got all worn out so I put on this cov-
erin'. And what do you 'spose I found? Bring the screw driver
and loosen the covering here. Now put your hand in."
I-Ie did so and pulled out a package wrapped with oil cloth.
"That's jes as I found it," cried the little old lady, and then,
undoing the package, she held up a roll of bills with childish glee.
"Jes think of all that money lyin' there these years when I've been
in want. Pa must have put it there during the Civil War and said
nothin' about it. I sure won't need to live offen 'anybody now.
None of those bills are less than a hundred dollars, 'cepting a few
I put in of my own savin'."
Elias turned over the bills and his eyes sought Kitty's. Her
blue eyes flashed him a warning and then she took the wrinkled old
face between her fresh young Hngers and congratulated her.
"Shure you're the luckiest ould gurl in all this world. You've
enough to be livin' a thousand years and here's hopin' you do live
long to enjoy it. But you needn't go boardin' with us till you get
tired of visitin'. Meanwhile we'll leave it where it is till we need it."
It was Confederate except for the few billspqthe little lady had
contributed of her own saving.
"I aimed to give it to 'Lias now," said Aunt Rachel wistfully,
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"You will not, thin, with him hidin' three thousand dollars in
the clock for the payin' for the farm."
Thus Aunt Rachel was established in her new home and she
brought out her knitting and rocked the hours away while Kitty
worked as gayly and happily as the birds in the orchard nearby.
One day when Mr. Gee' had gone to down, a sleek-looking,
well-groomed man on horseback rode up to the door.
"Is this where Mr. Gee lives ?" he shouted.
Kitty went toward him and with a gallantry that delighted
her, he said, "Madam, your neighbor, Mrs. Siggens, is in great
trouble. One of her little girls is badly burned and she would like
you to come and help her."
"Shure and that I will," cried Kitty as she seized two bottles
from the table. " 'Tis a lucky thing that this olive oil and lime
water is handy. You won't be afraid to stay here alone, darlin'?"
she asked Aunt Rachel. - '
"I-Ia! Ha l" laughed the little old lady, "I never saw anything
I was afraid of yet."
After she had been alone for but a few minutes, the stranger
came galloping up again and, dismountnig from his horse, came
determindedly up the walk.
"I bet you forgot something," said the little woman archly.
"Yes, 11'lZl,3.1Tl, I did," he answered. "Now, don't be -frightened.
I won't hurt a hair of your head. I came on important business,
in other words, to get that money Mr. Gee just received." r
- "Well, my sakes, it look like you're a sure enough robber."
"You hit it that time, grandma. That's my profession. I
usually get what I want and I can turn this house upside down
before you can knit around that stocking, so if you want to save
yourself some fright-"
"Land sakes! don't mind me," she said with a chuckle. "I'll
just sit and look on for I never saw a robber a robberin'."
"I guess you are a little 'non O11l11lSllJl,,u he said, tapping his
No, I'm not 'non omnisibi'. But if you're going to do some
robberin' you'd better hurry up while it's still light l",
I-Ie looked into the kitchen and the next room. "There are
four rooms and I'll begin' here," he said. "If you don't sit, still I'll
tie you to the chair. But do you know where that money is ?"
"Kitty told me, but I won't tell."
"Allright, I'll find it anyway l"
He went over to the chest of drawers in the corner and tossed
up the contents and then went on to the cupboard.
"La me, aren't you going to fix up those drawers for Kitty ?"
she exclaimed in surprise.
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"That's not my affair," he said. "VVhen I get through with
this I'll rummage the desk and smash the clock too."
Hearing the sound of smashing dishes, she exclaimed, "Why,
I d1dn't know you were going to be so destructive !"
"VVhen I finish here I'm going into the bedroom and rip up
the beds. So you would save some trouble if you'd tell me where
She looked at him speculatively. "You're mean, meaner than
pizen," she cried rising from her chair, "but if you'll reach your
hand under that cover, you'll probably find what you want."
He was down in a flash and soon found the desired object.
He took the wrapper off and chuckled with satisfactiton. "Thanks,
grandma, I'm a thousand times obliged," he said as he hold out his
'I won't shake hands with you," she declared, resuming her
seat, "You're mean." He was out to the gate and gone while she
was still speaking.
" 'Twas nothing but a joke, the idiit," Kitty announced ten
minutes later in high good humor for she dearly loved a practical
joke. "The Siggenses were as spry as cricketts. We'll have sup-
per now, 'Lias will soon be in. And y0u've been here all alone !"
"No, I wasn't alone." chuckled Aunt Rachel and she proceeded
to tell her story, punctuated by the surprised exclamations of Kitty.
She went to bed early that night and had her chair placed be-
side her bed where she could touch it with her hand. " 'Tis for
old time's sake," she explained.
"just think, if it hadn't been for her," said Kitty to 'Lias af-
terwards, "we wouldn't have had our farm. She's slyer than a fox.
But that money was iust as good as gold to her and how'll we
make it up to her? But Aunt Rachel recovered her confederate
money. A stolen horse was found at the station and all the bills
strewn on the ground except those which Aunt Rachel had placed
"Shure and 'twas the guiltv conscience he was having," ex-
plained Kitty to the delighted little lady. "He saved your bills
for carfare and left the rest. And it's the guilty conscience I'm
having too l" she thought, "making this angel slape in the barn."
She repented so truly that she never had another "tantrum,"
If an outbreak threatened Elias would say mildly. "It doesn't mat-
ter. We won't quarrel over it.
"Quarrelin' is it? I guess not !" she would answer. ,Or Aunt
Rachel would say. "Look out! Your hair is fallin' down."
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a lm is it guess not. We won t allow it. And she
would insert another hair pin and make sure her apron was straight.
To this day the Confederate notes are still safe in the chair until
Aunt Rachel begins "boardin'." While the chair is always at her
bedside at night where she may lay her hands when awake.
X MARY E. PARKER, ,2I.
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If an observing person had chanced to pass by the "Girl's
Boarding School" at R--1, Maryland, on a particular June
morning, they would have noticed an unusual stir over the grounds.
it they had been interested enough to have taken the pains to in-
quire concerning this commotion, they would have been informed
that it was the second day of their exam week. Also, that nearly
everyone who had an exam that day beginning at ten a. m. was
trying to find a quiet, spot where they might freshen up their
minds on a few negleected points. It was just this thing that Lu-
cinda Meade was trying to do. Only she had sought the privacy
of her room and had concealed herself in an obscure corner.
It wasn't long until the bell rang summoning all to their first
exam that morning. Lucinda's exam happened to be English. She
had worked long and hard for four long years and now being a
Senior, she dared hope for some honor. She thought it would be
English honor, if any, as the popular daughter of the honored and
wealthy Mr. R. D. Miller always seemed to receive better marks
in everything except English than Lucinda. H
Gathering up her books, she stacked them in a neat pile on
the stand, then shaking the wrinkles out of her old blue serge
dress, she made her way to the Study Hall in the Grammar build-
ing which served as the exam room. On her way there she met
her room-mate, June Day, a jolly, carefree girl who could find fun
in anything and who always had a pleasant smile for all. June
stopped and said that she had seen by the bulletin board that lunch
was not served until one o'clock on account of the exams. She
told Lucinda to be sure and wait for her and they would go to
lunch together. Lucinda never could understand why June had
always been so nice to her, for she could never accept her invita-
tions to matinees and parties on account of her shabby clothes and
little money. Also, she could never understand why June had
stayed on as her room-mate. Of course she had roomed with her at
first because there were no other vacant rooms. Later some of the
girls left and june might have had a richer, better dressed, and
more popular classmate than Lucinda.
just then Lucinda reached the exam room. After taking the
seat that was assigned her, she was soon lost in the theory of nar-
ration and other English terms.' She thought the exam was quite
easy as it consisted mostly in a long story which was to illustrate
most of the points in the last half of their English. XV hen Lucinda
left the exam room, she saw Rae Miller surrounded by a group of
her rich friends, who were commenting on their morning exams.
As she was passing them, she heard one girl, whom she recognized
as Rose 'Wood, a very spoiled girl and a poor student, saying:
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"VVhy of course you will be the Valedictorian, Rae, everybody
"I don't know about that," replied Rae, "Dowdy Meade," a
name the followers of Rae Miller were accustomed to call Lu-
cinda, "is not very far behind nie."
"Pooh !" answered another one of the girls, "The faculty would
know better than to give her an honor. Dowdy would stub her
toe and fall down trying to get to the front of the st-"
At that Lucinda's face turned scarlet, nad clasping her hands
over her ears, she hurried as fast as she could to her room. On
Friday, three days after the English exam, Miss Hans, the Princi-
pal, announced in chapel that she would like to see Lucinda Meade
in her office immediately after chapel. As she was passing out
she noticed that Rae's face was a deathly white, but thinking it
was the result of too little complexion powder, she dismissed her
from her mind.
As she passed into Miss Hans' office, she had a queer feeling
that something was wrong, but, knowing that she had not violated
any school law, she dismissed that suspicion for the more pleasant
thought that Miss Hans might have more mending for her to do.
As she walked over to Miss Hans' desk, she noticed that she was
bending over a paper with a very serious expression on her face.
Finally she managed to ask, timidly:
"Did you wish to see me, Miss Hans ?"
At the sound of her voice Miss Hans instantly looked up, and
glancing with those sharp grey eyes of her, she seemed to take in
everything on Lucinda from her shoes up until her eyes reached
her face. Then in a tone of voice that all the girls knew meant
business, she said:
"I am very disappointed in you, Lucinda, as I did not think
you would ever be guilty of resorting to dishonest means of ob-
taining a high mark."
At that Lucinda's face paled, but she managed to stammer:
"VVhy, I don't think I understand you, Miss Hans."
At that Miss Hans demanded in a stern voice:
"Lucinda Meade, you don't mean to tell me that you do not
know that you copied someone else's story on your English exam,
do you ?"
"W'hyl Miss Hans, you must be ,in fact you are, mistaken be-
cause I composed every bit of my story myself l"
"VVell, seeing you are so sure of yourself I see I shall have to
prove it to you. Two English exams papers were handed in, each
having a story just like the other. Of course we made a little in-
vestigation before weaccused anybodyg and, as the other person
is a very good scholar and would have no need for anybody's
story, we could draw no other conclusion only that you had been
dishonest. Of course you understand that this means that you
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have failed in English and cannot graduate this year, and, if you
take more than four years, you can not receive any honor.
"But, Miss Hans, I must graduate this year. If you will not
believe me that I did not copy that story, then I shall prove it to
you someway. Also, if I am to find out how the other person ob-
tained my story, would you mind telling me who that person is P"
"If you use dishonest means in one thing, you will not :resist
from using it in another. Therefore, l shall not tell you who the
other person isg but, if you are clever enough to ind that out and
obtain reasonable proofs about the story, I am willing to listen to
listen to them, and will do all I can to find the guilt one."
Lucinda never knew how she ever made her way out of the
office as she was too stunned ot think. Finally she reached her
room and sinking into a chair tried to collect her thoughts enough
to decide what plan was best to find the guilty person, as she knew
that her whole career depended on that. just then June came in.
At the sight of Lucinda's pale and worried face, she instantly de-
manded what the trouble was.
"VVell," said Lucnida, "I don't know as I ought to tell any
one, but you have been so kind to me that I guess I can trust you.
If you will promise to keep it a secret."
"Mercy!" is it so serious as all that?,' laughed June, "but I
won't tell anybody if you don't wish it, so come, let's hear the
So Lucinda told her what Miss Hans said.
"VV ell did you ever ?" said the astonished june, "and that was
all the proof she had agains tyou. Still that is just like Miss Hans.
Once she gets her mind made up to something it is nearly im-
possible to change it. But tell me, how i11 the world could any-
body get your story up there in the study hallg why you don't sit
near anybody? Did you write it right off on your exam paper ?"
"No," replied Lucinda, "I wrote it Hrst on tablet paper and
then copied it afterwards."
"Then," thoughtfully said June, "It stands to reason that
somebody got those tablet papers. VV ere they on your desk when
you weren't there anytime P"
"VVhy-yes! VVhen I come to think about it, they were.
VV hen I handed my exam papers in I left them laying on my desk.
I know what we can do," cried Lucinda. "VVhen I had finished I
rolled all my scrap papers together and put them in the' waste
basket. I did not 11otice whether the story was among them or not.
So we can go and see if they are still there in the basket."
"just the thing," excitedly answered June, "because that was
the only way she could get them, when you were not at your desk."
"I know," replied Lucinda, "but how could a person walk over
and get my paper without one of the teachers seeing her ?"
"I don't know," answered June, "It surely is a puzzle, but
come, let us search the basket. But the search proved a failure as
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the contents had been emptied and burned. So, as Lucinda ex-
pressed it, they were no farther ahead than before.
The next thing, decided the girls, was to find out who the
other person was who had the san1e story as Lucinda. As neither
june nor Lucinda had the least idea who it could be, they could
think of no plan to find the guilty one.
It was Tuesday of the next week, yet nothing had turned up
to give them any clue of the two stories. There were only two
more days left for them to iind the person who wronged Lucinda.
Late that afternoon, as both girls were returning from a lecture to
the Seniors on "blow to Make the Most of Your Life," they saw
Rae Miller step out of her room and look quickly up and down
the hall. The two girls had to pass her to reach their room, but
the minute she saw them, she turned and retreated into her room.
just as she turned, the sudden movement caused a crumpled piece
of paper to fall from her pocket. june, spying the paper, picked
it up and was about ready to open the door and hand it to Rae
when she notice that it was written in Lucinda's writing. Won-
dering how anything of Lucinda's could find its way into Rae Mil-
leir's pocket, she was about to open and read it. Lucinda, who had
walked ahead a little, wondering what was keeping June turned
and was about up to her when she saw the paper. Witll a cry she
made a grab for it and said:
"My story! My story! Wlhere did it come from ?"
Then june explained how it had fallen out of Rae's pocket,
and demanded Lucinda to tell her where Rae sat in the study hall.
"I am not sure," hesitated Lucinda, "but I think it was two
seats across from me." H
"WVell," replied june, "I think I see through it now and I am
going to demand an explanation from Miss Rae herself."
Putting her words to action, she quickly made her way back
to Rae's door with Lucinda close behind her. She did not stop to
knock, but boldly walked in. No one was in the room but Rae. As
soon as she saw the girls she began to cry and talk so fast that
neither of them could make out what she was saying. But -Iune's
quick wit saw that this opportunity must not bd lost. So in a
very stern voice she ordered Rae to sit down and talk so that a
person could understand her, saying:
"Of course we know that you were the one who copied Lu-
cinda's story on your paper and then let the blame rest on
"Ohl june, I was going to explain it to Miss Hans," cried Rae.
"You seemed to be taking your time about it," sniffed June.
"I know," wailed Rae, "but I just couldn't resist the tempta-
tion to copy it, you see I never could write decent stories. I never
wrote my own as I always could get other things easily and I would
help the girls in them and in turn they would write my stories for
me. And yours was such a fine one that I just had to copy it. Also,
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I thought that as it was written on scraps that perhaps you had
not handed that one in."
"It was clever the way you got that paper," said june, as she
felt that she must answer as though she knew all about it. '
"I thought that breeze that carried your paper over to my
desk was a savior, but now I see that it was my destruction,"
wailed Rae. '
"Of course you will have to explain this to Miss Hans, so we
might as well go now and have it over with," said June.
VVhen Rae heard this she began to plead with Lucinda to beg
Miss Hans not to tell her father, as she said it would just kill him
to think that she had been dishonest about her work.
After Miss l-lans heard Lucinda's story about the crumpled
paper and how they had gone in Rae's room making believe that
they knew all about it, Miss Hans then asked Kae to tell her part
of the story. Rae said that when Lucinda had gone up to the front
of the room to hand in her paper that a littie breeze had come
through the windows and blew the scrap paper over toher desk.
When she saw that nobody had noticed the paper, she decided to
read it. After reading it, she could not resist from copying it.
VV hen she had handed her paper in she had forgotten to destroy
the scrap paper which she had stuffed in her dress pocket and she
had not worn that dress until the day when she saw the girls in
"VVell," said Miss Hans, "I think that Miss Day and Miss
Meade have managed you rather cleverly. 1 shall assign the same
punishment to you as I would have given to Miss Meade, that is
that you cannot graduate thsi year as the stories that you have
copied and this exam will cause you to fail in English.
"VVhat will father and my friends say ?" wailed Rae.
"You should have thought of that before," replied, Miss
Hans, "and furthermore," continued Miss Hans, "I wish to thank
Miss June Day for her help in this matter."
"Chl" said June, "that isn't anymore than anybody would do
for a sister is it?"
"A sister ?" questioned Miss Hans, "I don't understand. Sure-
ly you and Miss Meade are not sisters P"
"Sisters !" cried Lucinda, "VVhy June what are you talking
"VVell," said june, "it is this way. I felt a strong attraction
toward Lucinda the very first time I saw her., You all know that
I entered here only for my Senior year. The reason for this was
that we were forced to move on account of father's business, and
mother wished me to be nearer her as she has never been well since
my sister was separated from her."
"Now I know you are mistaken," said Lucinda, "as I have no
father and mother. When I was seven years old we 'lived in Mo-
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bile, but there was a great flood and my father and mother and
little sister, who was a year younger than I, were drowned. My
uncle and aunt whom I live with now, coudl not find any trace of
them so we gave up the search and decided that they had been
drowned and washed out to sea. Then I came. north with them
and have been working my way through school."
"The very same, the very same," cried june, "only we were
not drowned as we had clung to the roof of a house which had
come off and served as a raft, until the flood ebbed. Then we were
picked up by a life boat. After that we went back to find you, but
we could not even find so much as a hair of you. VVe then went to
Charlestown and as I have said before, father's business required
him to move north.
"But," asked Lucinda, "how did you know that I was your
"VVell, as I have said before," said june, "I always felt a great
bond of attraction for you. Also I remembered that my sister's
name was Lucinda, and that she had a great scar on her right arm
which she had acquired once when she fell on a sharp curb. So
one night I looked, and sure enough there it was as plain as ever
on your arm. I have not even told mother and father as I just
found it out a little while ago and I wanted to make you a sur-
prise to mother and father."
"lNell I never," said Miss Hans with a gasp, "but how does it
happen that your last names are different ?"
"Oh," said Lucinda, "Day is really my name, but when I
thought that all our family were lost but me, I couldn't bear to
use the name because it reminded me so much of them. So I took
my uncle's name."
The girls went to their rooms and cried and rejoiced over each
other. The next morning in chapel, it was announced that Miss
Lucinda Day was the Valedictorian of the class that year. All
wondered who Lucinda Day could be, but when they found out
that she was Lucinda Meade and June's sister, they welcomed her
with outstretched arms.
I might add here that there was great rejoicing in the Day
family when they found out that the lost sheep was returned.
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SISSY---A WOULD BE HERO
"Hello Sturtivant! Coming out for baseball practice this
"I guess so."
"VVhat did you get in Geometry the other day P"
"Great-I didn't get any kind of mark."
"You didn't! Come over to n1y room some night and I'll show
you how to do that stuff." '
"Thanks, I will. They won't let me on the team if I don't
improve some. Doc Nelson has a pick on 1ne anwwayf'
"He means all right."
"Maybe Say have you seen the Sis today ?"
"Y es. Saw him this morning. WVhy? Are you worried-over
'ASay, if I didn't need this book for my next class, I'd-throw
it at you."
"That's a nice way for a gentleman to act."
"Go on-VVell, see you at four, then."
"Yes, so long."
It might here be explained that the boys were attending Can-
field Preparatory School. The "Sissy", to whom they referred was
a tall and slender boy with delicate features as clear out and line as
a girl's. He had a peculiar dog trot of a walk that made his legs
appear longer than they were, while his arms hung loosely from
the shoulders like those of a jointed doll. Add to that a pair of tor-
toise-shell-rimmed glasses and a voice that spoke precise English,
and you can undrestand why a bunch of ordinary, "regular fel-
lows" should dislike him on sight. But the fellows not only dis-
liked him, but snubbed him. He had often heard the boys talk-
ing about him when they didn't know that he was around. Of
course he had never meant to listen, but as he had no place to go
in the evenings, after his studying was done, he went to bed, and
so had the occasions to hear the boys who met in Stulfy Tucker's
room above his, several times an evening drift on to talking about
"VVhy he doesn't even understand baseball," james Sturtivant
announced one evening, "I think he's some kind of a nut--"
John interrupted with a snort of laughter, "Excuse my un-
seemly mirth," he gasped, "but I thought of something."
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"Think outside, if that's the way it affects you," suggested
"As we were coming from the pond, Miller and Stuffy and a
lot of us, including the Sis, the other day, we stopped to take a
breath at the top of the hill. Of course our friend had to look
around him, and the first thing he saw was Greenlaw and he want-
ed to know what the edifice was erected for."
"Only he had the "for" first, I'll bet," broke in James.
"Whose telling this ?"
"That's all right, John. Keep still, james. Fire away. As
you were saying--"
"So I told him it was a booby hatch. He looked at me as
though he didn't know what in the world I was talking about.
'Booby hatch P' I saw he didn't get me, so I explained-where they
keep bugs. Then he grinned all over his face, and what do you
think he said? 'Ohl A biological museumf " c
james looked at his friend serachingly. "Did you make that
"Absolutely not! Ask any of the fellows."
"It might be so," said Stuffy Milton lazily, 'fand yet he's a
bright .boy, quick- to learn, and you've got to hand it to him, he
can talk straight English. If he'd just be like the other fellows,
he'd be pretty decent."
The 'poor sissy often pondered over what they meant by de-
cent, but as yet he had not figured it out. I-le was naturally sen-
sitive, and, though he knew the boys talked about him and laughed
at him, he never let them see that he was hurt. He occasionally
went on their afternoon hikes and on their trips to the athletic
field to watch practice, but he never presumed to' begin a conver-
sation with any of them.
Toward the middle of April, after the school had settled down
following the Easter vacation, a letter came for him which
changed his whole outlook on the school. Perhaps his father had
an idea that he would meet with just such treatment for his letter
stiffened the boy's backbone and made him sit thoughtfully for a
few minutes, staring into space. Suddenly he sat up and looked
around him at the boys in the big library. Over in one corner was
Stuify Milton and his crowd. Probably fixing up a good time for
tomorrow, he reflected. But, acting as though he had a set pur-
pose, and fearing that he might change his mind if he didnit do
something immediately, he arose and went toward them.
"Going on another hike tomorrow?" he asked dropping into
a vacant chair.
Several looks of surprise and blank amazement greeted him.
"VVhy-we-we are thinking about it," Bob Newton, first to
"Going to take eats?"
"Why-er-yes, we're just try-trying to get up a committee
to look after them."
"Put me down on it if I may, er, if you want me." He was
beginning to feel a. little weak, but he still had some courage left.
"lfVhy we'll be glad to have you," said Stuffy, suddenly' realiz-
ing that he had a voice.
"What time ?" '
"Six, since tomorrow's Saturday. We'll get back about half
past two, in time for baseball practice at three."
"Yes, I want to be back in time for practice," the Sissy an-
"VVhat!" gasped several of the boys, no longer able to con-
trol their amazement.
But just then the bell rang for retiring and the boys poured
out to their rooms. Long after the bell had rungi for
"lights out" the Sissy could hear footsteps and subdued whisper-
ing above him, but finally he fell asleep wondering how he had
ever done what he had done and if it was just right.
Several days had elapsed. The hike had been a success even
though he had caught himself several times going back to what he
had been before. The boys had not yet ceased to talk about him.
Indeed, they even talked more about him, but he gave this little
thought now, as baseball practice took up all of his spare morrients.
One afternoon, having a few minutes before he was due on the field,
he wandered toward it contemplating. When he reached it only
the coach was on hand. Mr. Kingston was sitting on the bench
along the first base stand in the ,afternoon sunlight, his hands
thrust in the pockets of a disreputable brown sweater, and his gaze
fixed in contemplative serenity on the toes of his scuffed shoes.
Seen in this attitude, he was somewhat of a surprise to the Sissy,
for never before had the latter seen the coach really quiet. Ob-
serving that, although bats and other paraphernalia lay ready, none
of the pitchers were there, he was half determined to turn back or
to wander on toward the road, but at that moment Mr. Kingston
glanced up and saw him, so the Sissy kept on. I '
"I-Iave to wait a while, Richards," said the coach, "Thompson
was to be here, but he hasn't shown up yet. Guess he will be along
soon though. Where do you live, Richards?"
"You mean here in town ?"
"No-where is your home ?"
"Like it here at Canfield ?"
Where did you learn to play baseball, Richards."
Right here. I didn't know much about it before I came here.
Of course I played at it. XfVe fellows at home had a nine, and we
visited other towns and played other nines, but we didn't go in
much for fancy doings. just hitting the ball and tearing around
the bases was about all we did, and the fellows thatpitched didn't
know anything about curves and drops and so on. .-They were
pretty easy, and I got so's I could lambaste the ball' pretty hard."
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"NVell, it's stood you in good stead, son. You certainly hit
with a wallop now. I understand the fellows have dubbed you
'three-base Richards' "
The Sissy grinned. "Yes, sir, some of the fellows call me
that. It seems as though I can't hit anything but three-baggers
when I do it."
"VVhich is pretty frequently," retorted the coach dryly. "I
wonder if you've noticed, Richards, that I've neyer insisted on your
learning to bunt? And I've let you keep your own style of batting.
It isn't quite the style we aim at here, but I was afraid if I tried
to teach you our way, you'cl make a mess of it. And I didn't want
to ruin a good free-hitter by trying to teach him to cramp his bat-.
There are others who can lay down a bunt, or crack out a nice little
base hit, and so I've let you alone and you've developed just the
way I wanted you to. You've got a fine eye for the ball and a
mighty good wallop, and when you hit them, son, they travel!
Don't you worry because they're always three-baggersf'
"No, sir," agreed the Sissv gravely, "I suppose I might just
as well keep on specializing, Mr. Kingston."
"Right! You keep on specializing in three-base hits,
Richards, and you'll fill the bill," laughed the coach. "I'd like to
have two or three more specialists on the team. I-Iow do you like
playing center field ?"
"Fine, sir. Sometimes it gets sort of lonesome out there, just
standing around and not doing much, but I suppose when we play
Blue Hall there'll be a lot more action. Of course,'f added the
Sissy hurriedly. "I'm not ,expecting to play in that game, but who-
ever does will likely be kept busy."
"Maybe Still, if our pitchersl work the way they should.
there won't be much hitting on Blue I-Iall's part, I guess. And I
think you may count on playing center-part oil it anyway. If
you had the experience Beech has in that position, I'd promise it
definitely. You've tried hard and vou've learned a lot in a few
weeks, and I appreciate it. I'll seethat you get yourichance. VVhen
you do get it, stand by me, Richards, and come through with the
"Yes, sir," replied the boy, gratefully and earnestly, "I'm aim-
ing to do the best I can."
"Here comes Thompson and a couple of the fellows. Now
we'll get to work. By the way, that Blue I-Iall pitcher has a slow
ball that's hard to get and I,l'11 going to get Thompson to imitate
it the best he can so you fellows will know it when you see it. The
game's only next Saturday."
Wfednesday and Thursday the team put in a good deal of hard
practice but on Fridya, save for an hour of easy 'fielding and bat-
ting, the team had an afternoon of rest. That night there was an
enthusiastic mass meeting in the hall, and Canfield's hopes ran high
as she cheered and sang and listened to speeches.
IN 5.5.5. as
Blue Hall descended 011 the school the next' day, more than
two hundred strong, and had a lot to say about what was to happen,
and said it more or less musically, as they paraded up from the
The game began at two, and the Sissy's secret hope of going
in at center field was blighted when Manager Berkenride read off
the batting list. Ted Beech was slated for the position and the
Sissy joined the bench warmers, disappointed, but uncomplaining.
On the third-base stand one whole section was vivid with
dark blue banners. Across the diamond the Canfield color showed
more profusely, if less brilliantly, and Canfield cheers were in-
cessant as the rival teams took their places. Francis at the bat,
and the Light Blue in the field. Hal Thatcher threw a few wild
ones to Tut Heeley. The umpire called "Play !" and the head of the
visitor's batting list took his place and thumped the rubber de-
terminedly with his bat. Then the cheering died away and the
long-looked for game was on. . ' P
Hal Thatcher caused his friends a lot of uneasiness the first
inning, for he appeared to be suffering from stage fright and had
much difficulty in finding the plate. He passed the first man up
and put himself promptly in a hole with the second. Fortunately,
the latter, when he did hit, knocked out a high fly to short left that
VVayne Sortwell captured easily. Again Thatcher pitched four
and there were two on. Canfield cheered and shouted and stamped
hopefully. In an effort to catch the runner on second napping,
Thatcher wheeled and pegged hurriedly to Jackson, and the ball
slammed into dust and trickled into the field. Before it was re-
tireved, the runner had slid to third. A moment later the man on
first took second without challenge. VV ith but one gone and men
on second and third, the outlook seemed far from rosy for the
home team, but Thatcher setted down enough to strike out the
fourth batsman, and then, when the next man hit a weak one to
the in-field, to get the ball ahead of Royce and slam it to Keller,
at the plate, in time for a put-out.
Thorogood, like Thatcher, began with a bad inning, but as in
the other's case, escaped punishment. Jackson was hit in the ribs
and took his base, hard hit safely for one, and 'Conway flied out to
short-stop. Royce was passed. advancing the runners and filling
the sacks, but Tom Hartley fanned, and Sortiwell was an easy
third out, second to first. After that. the contest proceeded un-
eventfully to the fifth inning. Both Thacher and Thorogood had
found their stride, hits were scarce, and runs entirely missing. In
the fourth, Conway reached third, with two, out, and died there
when Royce fouled out to the catcher, and that was as near to a
score as either team got in the first half of the game.
The fifth opened with Canfield's hard-hitting left fielder at bat,
and that youth, a canny judge of balls, waited until Thatcher had
to offer him something reasonable. And when he did, he laced it
into far center for three bases. That punishment seemed to grieve
the Blue Hall's pitcher so that he had no heart for his work in
the succeeding five minutes, with the result that two more singles
were added to Canfield's column and two runs came across. A fine
double play by Jackson and Lord stopped the visitors.
Blue Hall went out in one, two, three order in her half of the
inning, but in the sixth, after holding the enemy, she brought de-
light and confidence to her adherers by scoring her first tally. This
came as a result of a pass to Tut Heller, followed by a sacrifice Hy
to Thatcher that placed Tut on second. jackson fanned, then Pop
Lord found something he like and slammed it throug the pitcher's
box, and Tut scored. Lord went out a moment later in. an ill-ad-
vised attempt to steal second.
There was no scoring in the seventh inning by either side al-
though Caniield got men on second and first before a batting rally
was nipped by some fine pitching. That inning witnessed the re-
placement of Beech in' center field by Sissy Richards, and the re-
turn to his position in the infield of McGee as a result of loose play-
ing on the part of the hard-working but inexperienced Royce. Of
the Canfield ni11e, just four men faced the pitcher in the seventh.
For Blue Hall, Conway began things with a bunt that placed
him on first by a hair's breath. The umpire's decision brought
loud criticism from the visitors, but, since he was ten ,feet
from the base, and they at the other side of the diamnod, it is fair
to assume that he was in a better position to judge the play. At
all events, the decision brought Blue Hall her tying run. McGee's
attempt to sacrfiice resulted in his retirement, the ball dropping
softly and safely into the second baseman's hands.
Then it was the Sissy's turn, and as he took his place, a ripple
of laughter arose in the Canfield stand. The Sissy's "form" at bat
was, to say the least, peculiar. He stood well back from the plate,
his long legs wide apart and his bat held so far back that it lay
almost across his shoulder blades. He didn't, swing his bat, nor,
having once firmly established himself, did he move at all until he
offered at a ball. He just watched the pitcher, and then the ball and
waited. But. although the Dark Blue rooters experienced amuse-
ment, Canfield heralded the Sissy's appearance with joyful ac-
claim, while the outhelders at the command of the short stop wan-
dered farther backward. Thorogood had heard of the Sissy, as
had his catcher, and while the Light Blue rooters expressed dis-
satisfaction in numerous ways, the catcher stepped to the right
and Thorogood thew out to him. There was no question ofreach-
ing any of those balls, and the Sissy had to stand there helpless
until four of them had drifted past and the umpire motioned him
to base. For the Sissv that was a heart-breaking and degrading
experience, -and he ambled to first with a drooping head, quite as
though he were personally responsible for what had occurred.
It was left to Tom Hartley to deliver the hit that would bring
Conway home and place the Sissy on second, and Tom delivered it
nicely, in the shape of a screaming single, just out of short-stop's
reach. But that ended the scoring in the inning, for Sortiwell
struck out and Heller lifted a fly to right-field that retired the side.
There was no scoring in the eighth. For that matter, no' one
reached first base for either team. The rival pitchers were going
strong again, and two strike outs fell to each.
ow, 5.2.5. vu
The ninth started with the head of Canfield's batting list up.
W'ith one man out, a Hy to short left eluded Sortiwell, and the
runner, taking a desperate chance, went on to second and slid un-
der McGee's arm just the the latter swooped around the ball. That,
too, was a questionable decision, perhaps, in which case it evened
up the former one. Vwlhen the dust had settled, Thatcher tried hard
to strike out the Dark Blue's captain, but with two strikes on him,
and one ball, the youth caught a hook on the tip of his bat and
arched it out to the infield just where no one lacking wings, could
possible get under it. Captain Lord and McGee both tried for it,
and Conway came in from right at top speed, but the ball fell safe-
ly to earth, and the runner on second took third, and was only pre-
vented from going home by quick action on Lord's part. As it
was, he scuttled back to his base and was glad to reach it again.
The Canfield captain went to second 011 the first delivery. VVith
men on third and second and but one out, their chance to pull out
safely looked very dim, but when, a few minutes later, the next
batsman had hit weakly to short stop, and jackson, after holding
the runners, delivered the ball to Lord" in the nick of time, the
home team's stock advanced many points. And presently the sus-
pense was over, for after knocking two fouls into the right field
stand, the Canfield first baseman drove the ball 'straight at Lord's
head, and pop, more than half in self defense, put up his hands,
and, fortunately for Canfield, it hit there! ,
VA tie game," was the prediction of many in the stands as the
teams changed places for the last half of the ninth inning. But on
the Canfield bench that belief didn't hold. . -
"Go after them, fellows," said Captain Lord earnestly, "and
let's take the game now. Don't let him fool you, boys. Make him
pitch to you. You know what to do, Conway. Let's have it !"
"Conway up !" called Berkenside. "McGee on deck! Smash .it,
Dud!" , .
Yet, although Conway twice tried his hardest to lay down a
bunt that would allow his fast legs to take him to first ahead of the
throw, he failed 3 and with two strikes and two balls against him,
the best he could do was a weak grounder that was easily fielded
by the third baseman and pegged to first well ahead of the bats-
man. The Canfield cheers, which had dwindled away with the
cheers' trust in Dud began again as McGee strode to- the plate.
But McGee repeated Conway's fizzle with the first pitched ball!
Again third pegged unhurriedly to first for the out. Canfield
yelled wildly and triumphantly. Many less uninterested spec-
tators were already toward the gate, sensing an extra-inning con-
test that would drag interminably without a decision. But Can-
field was cheering again now, undismayedlyg evenlwith a new
note of fervor, not only cheering, but chanting, and the chant was
this: f ' '
"Richards! Richards! Three-base Richards! Richards!
Richards! Three-base Richards." u Q
"If he can deliver one of those wallops of his," muttered Lord,
hopefullq,-to Coach Kingston, "and get to third, l'1l bet Hartley can
bring him the rest of the way!"
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"He will, I guess, if the pitcher will give him a chance," was
his reply. "If he knows his business, though, he will pass him, as
he did before."
But with two out, the bases empty, and a tired arm at his side,
Thorogood shook his head at the catcher's signal for a throw out.
He wanted to end the inning. He didn't believe altogether in the
Sissy's ability as a hard hitter, and felt fairly certain that, if he
couldn't dispose of him on strikes, he could make him hit a fly to the
A The Sissy, eyeing Thorogood anxiously, heaved a great sigh
of relief as the first delivery, instead of passing wide of the plate,
developed into a drop. In fact, he was so relieved that he didn't
even offer at it, nor show surprise or resentment when the umpire
called it a strike. Instead, he grinned slightly, with his eyes more
than his mouth, took a iirmed grip on the bat, spread his legs an-
other inch, and waited. The cheers from the right Held stand were
continuous, designed, I fear, as much to discourage the pitcher as
to encourage the Sissy.
Another delivery was passed, this time a palpable ball, wide
of the plate. Then Thorogood tried another drop. It had worked
before, so why not again? The Sissy watched the wind-up, watch-
ed the ball start from the pitcher's hand, watched it speed toward
him like a grey-white streak, watched it, no he didn't watch it
after that, for he had dropped his bat and was racing to first.
About him arose a thunder of shrill peans of joy that, as he
swung around first, dwindled to something? approaching silence.
But in another instant the shouting grew again, for far out on the
green expanse of sunlit turf, center fielder andi right fielder had
turned and were running back as fast as their legs would carry
them. And around the bases went the Sissy, past second and on
to third, and would have stopped there in conformity to long cus-
tom, had not jackson waved and shouted him onward.
"Go on, Richards l" roared Andy, "Go on, you idiot! It's a
home run !"
Some three and a half hours later Pop Lord arose at his place
beside the banquet board, and held a glass aloft. They had eaten
and sung and cheered and eaten more, those twenty happy ban-
quetersg and, now, replete and comfortably weary, they had de-
manded a speech from the retiring captain. -
"Fellows," responded Pop, "and Coach Kingston, I'm a heap
too tired to make a speech. I would if I could, but vou'll have
to excuse me, I guess. All I've got to say, is this: I'm mighty
happy. And I'm mighty grateful to you fellows, each and every
one of you for the way you've worked with me to make this even-
ing one of the jolliest of my short life. And to our coach for the
way he's toiled with us and kept his temper many times when he
might have let go with no blame on him. And-and to one other.
So here's to three-base Richards." He stopped short in his burst
of oratory and shook his head-
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7 an 6.5.5. on
"Hold on! That won't do. To Home-run Richards! Let's
hear it I"
And he did hear it, and so did the Sissy who, although shorn
of title, looked strangely happy and contented.
Later in the evening, Fate found him in his room with a
bunch of the boys. -
"Father was right, after all," he was saying.
"VVhy-what do you mean ?" they asked.
"You remember that evening I came home and asked you if
you were going on a hike the next day? VVell, I had the blues that
evening. It seem that football heroes were the only ones that any
one liked, and I just decided I wasn't going to try and be friendly
with onyone. Then I got this letter, and I decided to try once
He rummaged around in his desk and brought out a much
folded letter, which, pointing to a paragraph, he passed to Stuify
Milton, who read:
"Son, you'll meet men that have things you don't have-
money, family, influence, maybe-and it may seem to you that a
certain fellow is succeeding because of something you lack. Don't
you believe it. There's a particular niche in this world for every-
one of us. No matter what we have, the world can use it-don't
think of what the other man has. Take stock of what you have
to give the other man. No matter how little you have, he may be
able to use it. If you have nothing but love to give him, give that."
Stuffy re-folded the paper and passed it back. For a short time
he was silent, then he drew a long breath.
"Once," he murmured, "once we said if only you were decent.
Decent-you old Sissy."
MARGARET WILKINSON, ,24.
asv 6.9.9. ws
HASTE MAKES WASTE
Mr. VVhipple and his wife gazed in disappointment at the re-
ceding train which was pulling away at the rate of about a mile
a minute when they reached the station. The train was out of
sight and whistling for the next town, Monroe, before they re-
covered from their shock 3 so they sadly turned their horses' heads
Mr. WVhipple broke the silence very grimly: "If I didn't al-
ways have to wait for you to get ready, after it was time we were
already started, we might get somewhere." '
"Yes, but I was ready before you were," answered his wife.
"Good heavens !" cried Mr. INhipple, with great impatience
nearly jerking the horses' jaws out of place, "would you just hear
that? I sat in the buggy at least ten minutes, yelling for you to
come, till the whole neighborhood heard me."
"I know you did," replied Mrs. VV'hipple calmly, "and every
time I started down stairs, you sent me back for something you
Mr. VVhipple growled in reply: "'Well, everybody knows that
if I were going to Paris, all I would have to do would be to rush
into the house, grab my gripsack, and Hyg while you would want
ati least six weeks of preliminary preparations and then dawdle
around the whole day of starting until every train had left town."
The final result of it all was that they put off their visit to
VVheeler until the next month, and they agreed that each one
should get theirself ready and go to the train, and the one who
failed to get erady should be left. VVell, at last, the day of the
match came around, and the train left at 2:30 p. m. Mr. VVhipple
left his office early and was home at a quarter of two. '
"Now then," he shouted, "only forty-iive minutes before the
train leaves the station. Betty hurry! A fair field and no favors,
Away they flew, Mr. VVhipple rushed into this room and flew
through that one, and dived into one closet after another with in-
creditble rapidity, chucking under his breath all the while to think
how cheap Mrs. VVhipple would feel when he started off alone. He
stopped on his way upstairs to take off his overshoes to save time.
For the same reason he took off his hat and threw it down on the
library table when he came in the door. He threw his coat down
on a chair back in the dining room. Then he jerked off his vest as
he rushed through the hall and tossed it on a hat rack, and, by the
time he had reached his own room, he was ready to plunge into
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his clean clothes. He pulled out a bureau drawer and began to paw
at the things while he shrieked: i'Lillian, where are my shirts ?"
"In your bureau drawer," quietly answered Mrs. Nvhipple, who
was standing before the glass calmly coaxing a crimp into place.
"VVell, if they are, I would like to know where. Some people
get so smart. snooping among my things. I would thank them
very much if they would just leave them alo11e. I've emptied
everything out of this drawer and there isn't a thino' in it that I
ever saw before."
Mrs. VVhipple stepped back a few paces, held her head to one
side, and after satisfying herself that the crimp would do, replied:
"These things scattered around here on the floor are all mine.
Probably you haven't been looking in your own drawer."
"I don't see why you could not have put my things out for me
whe11 you had nothing else to do all morningf' observed Mr.
"Because,', said Mrs. W'hipple, "nobody put mine out for me.
A fair held and no favors, my dear."
He plunged into his shirt like a bull after a red flag. "Blame
it," he shouted, "no buttons on the neck, as usual !"
"Because," said Mrs. VVhipple, sweetly, after a deliberate
stare at the fidgeting man, while she buttoned her dress and put
eight pins where they would do the most good," because you have
the shirt on wrong side out."
Mr. VVl1ipple began to perspire as he slid out of his shirt, and
he dropped it three times before he got it on. VVhile it was still
over his head he heard the clock strike two. XfVhen his head came
through, he saw Mrs. VVhipple putting the finishing touches on
the bow at her neck.
"VVhere are my collar buttons P" he cried.
Mrs. lvhipple left the room and presently came back with
gloves and hat, and saw her husband emptying all the boxes in and
around the bureau. Then she said, "I suppose in the shirt you
just took off. I am sure I never wore them."
"Lillian," he snarled at last, "I believe you must know where
my cuff buttons aref'
"I haven't seen them, but I think you laid them on the win-
dow sill in the dining room last night, didn't you?" replied his
wife settling her hat.
Mr. l1Vhipple remembered and flew down stairs on a run. He
stepped on one of his overshoes and immediately landed in the hall
below with more bumps than he could count and with a bang like
Hell Gate explosion.
"Are you nearly ready, 4VVarren ?" sweetly asked his wife.
The poor man groaned, "Can you thrown down my other over-
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Mrs. VVhipple pityingly kicked it down to him.
"My valise ?', he inquired, as he put on his overshoe.
"Up in your dressing room, I suppose," she answered.
"I do not know g unless you packed it yourself, probably not,"
she replied with her hand on the knob, "I had barely time to pack
1ny own." '
She was passing out of the gate when the door opened, and
he shouted, "where in the name of goodness did you put my vest?
I can't find it and it has all 1ny money in it."
You threw it on the hat rack," she called, "good-bye, dear."
Before she could get to the corner, he hailed her again. '
"Lillian! Lillian! Lillian Wliipplel VVhat on earth did you
do with my coat?"
After she had signaled for the street car to stop, she turned
and cried, "You threw it down on a chair back in the dining room."
She entered the car and was seen no more. But I have often
heard the neighbors say that he raced up and down the house, and
rushed out and in the front door every so often, shrieking after
the oblivious Mrs. Whipple to k11ow where she had,put all the
clean collars, and where his valise key and hat were, and if he had
any clean socks. Wlien at last he left the house, he left every out-
side door, all the down stairs windows, and the gate, wide open.
just as the train was leaving, the loafers around the station
were quite surprised to see such an important looking man, with
door-key in one hand and valise in the other, flapping open and
shut as he ran, his vest and coat unbuttoned, his necktie flying, his
hat cocked on the side of his head, dash across the platform and
stop in the middle of the track, glaring in mortification, and shaking
his fist at a pretty little woman who was throwing kisses at him
from the rear platform of the last car.
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15.5. ' ' ' HH
BEHIND THE LOCKED DOOR
From the moment Paula Bartlet had arrived at lfVinchester
House, she had sensed a mystery. From the high ceilinged, ma-
hogany-panelled rooms and long dark corridors of the lirst stories,
to the room with the locked door on the third floor, the house fair-
ly cried out of mystery-of unknown and sinister things within its
grim Wall. a
More especially did the third floor pique ones curiosity, or
rather, the room at the end of the corridor. There, partially hidden
by dark, enveloping shadows, was the door. The mystery, if it may
have been called such, did not lie in the door, for like its fellows, it
was of heavy mahogany built to an unusual thickness, but what
secrets it disclosed-what mystery lay behind it, none could tell-
for who had ever seen behind the locked door?
Certainly not Paula, but from the moment that her merry
brown eyes sought and found the door wrapped in its cloak of
shadows, she resolved that before many days elapsed she would
probe its secret. And now it was june. The Bartlets-Paula, just
out of college, her mother, and an older sister, had lived in Win-
chester House for two months, and she was no nearer to solving
the mystery than before. The old house was to belong to them
for only one short year, While its owner-whom Paula had never
seen, and had no desire to see, was abroad. It was enough that
he had left this delightful, rambling old structure for twelve short
months at least, and while at times she was charmed by the long,
dark corridors, she was more often puzzled over the mystery of the
It seemed, as June wore on, that there had never been such
a wealth ,of flowers. Roses crept over the gray exteriorof XfVin-
chester House, and vines clambered around the broad veranda, the
skies had never been more bright, nor the grass and trees more
green. But within the house, the damp, unused feeling still clung
to the old furniture, and even the sunlight which now poured into
the rooms failed to brighten the atmosphere.
It was Paula's older sister, janet, who remarked one afternoon
toward the end of the month, "I'm sure I never saw a more cheer-
less, but at the same time more delightful place in all my life. I'll
admit I love every part of it, but somehow I just can't blame Mr.
Winchester for going off to some more pleasant place."
"VVhy janet!" exclaimed Paula, "How ca11 you? I think Mr.
Whats-his-name must be perfectly silly to run away from such a
wonderful home. It's a wonder he didn't sell it outright."
"Don't you think that a young man might find this atmos-
phere somewhat-depressing ?" asked janet, smiling, "Anyway I'm
sure he hasn't left it for good. The house is a very old one-has
been in the family for generations."
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"Huh!" scolfed Paula, "Pd like to see myself rent on old
family homestead to strangers, and then go abroad and forget all
about it. But jane, perhaps he only wanted to get rid of it for a
while. Maybe there was something-some mystery here, that he
wanted to get away from P" ,
Janet rose to her feet. "You have a wonderful imagination,
child-why not forget about the mystery? VV hat proof is there of
a mystery anyway."
"The locked door," replied Paula solemnly, l'isn't that proof
The more often Paula thought of this, the more confident she
became that there was something sinister on the third floor, and
the day following she tiptoed to the end of the corridor, and with
the aid of many matches, manager to peer through the keyhole.
Nothing met her gaze except bewildering blackness, which instead
of discouraging her, merely piqued her curiosity further. "Per-
haps," she thought, "it is some family secret. Possibly some con-
cealed crime, or-well! Fin going to find out, anyway."
And so it came about, that without the knowledge of anyone
except herself, Paula made a wax impression of the lock, and took
it to the village locksmith, who promised her that she should have
the key within a week's time.
VV hen it was linally delivered into her hand, she sped home-
ward to W'inchester l-louse, and taking the stairs two at a time, ar-
rived Hushed and breathless on the third floor. It was with fast
beating heart that she fitted the key in the lock and turned the knob.
The huge door creaked on its rusty hinges, and swung slowly back.
The door was open-and Paula stood on the threshhold of the
T The gloom of the room blinded her for the moment, then, be-
coming more accustomed to the darkness, she stepped inside, and
looked about her. There were several heavy looking instruments,
and many large, dust-covered boxes about, and Paula sniffed de-
risively. "Nothing but a lot of boxes, and dusty at that," she ex-
claimed aloud, drawing the immaculate ruffles of her dress closer
At the back of the room stood a tall frame, covered with can-
vas, and toward this she advanced. "VVell," she said laughing,
"As I've gone to this trouble I may as well see all there is to be
seen. Huh! This looks like a statue."
With a sudden movement she jerked the canvass to one side,
then suddenly utterad a sharp little cry. There, staring at her with
hideous gaping mouth, and hollow eyes, was a human skeleton,
whose Heshless bones gleamed white in the light of the room.
Suddenly her arm seemed paralyzed, and the canvas dropped
from her fingers. Then Paula turned and rushed from the room,
slamming the door behind her.
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Her face was ghostly, and she felt suddenly ill. The mystery
of ,the closed door was no longer a secret, but lay, horrible and
grotesque before her mind. Of course, she reasoned, there had
been a murder in that very house-but should' she warn the au-
thorities? She decided that she would mention the discovery to
no one, no matter what should happen. The key seemed to burn
into her skin, and hastening out of the house she dropped it to the
bottom of the old fashioned well, over whose side rose vines clam-
June and July passed, and August came, but Paula never again
referred to the mystery of the closed door, and though the leaves
on the great trees began to turn to red and gold, she never sought
occasion to go again to the third story. The gruesome details which
she had found on that June day was still a vivid memory, and in
her heart, Paula condemned the unknown Mr. VVinchester as a
The long corridors and huge shadowed rooms had lost their
power to fascinate her, and she began to long
they should leave, and return to the city.
Toward the latter end of june, a young
deeply tanned, came to VVinchester, overladen
suitcases, and was ushered into the presence of
He was very nice looking, Paula inwardly
for the day when
man, blonde, and
with satchels and
agreed, and when
she was called into his presence she was pleasantly expectant.
"Paula, my dear," said Mrs. Bartlett, "I want you to meet Dr.
VVinchester. I knew his mother long ago."
The sn1ile faded from Paula's lips and her extended hand drop-
ped to her side. She spoke coldly but politely, and left the room
To Gerald VVinchester's look of askance,
Mrs.. .Bartlet ex-
claimed, "I can't imagine what is the matter with Paula, she has
been acting so queerly of late, that I fear the child is ill." 1
The newcomer spent the night at VVinchester House, and met
the family at breakfast. Paula maintained her air of cold indiffer-
ence, while the young physician carried on a sprightly conversa-
tion with Mrs. Bartlet and Janet. Often Paula would find her-
self listening with interest, and once she stole a glance in his di-
rection. "Somehow," she thought, "he doesn't look exactly like I
imagined a murdered would look, but oh-that locked door, and
surely he knows about it !"
Mrs. Bartlett invited the guests to remain with them for a
while before going to the city, but he refused, promising to return
'And by the way," he added, "I'll have to bother you a bit,
I'm afraid. I have some equipment on the third floor that I wish
to send into town.
G. 5. 5.
Paula strained her ears to hear more.
"I'm fitting up an office," he went on in his well modulated
voice, "And my entire medical apparatus-including a specimen
for dissecting purposes, lies within the locked room at the end of
Paula blushed suddenly. "Is the specimen a-a skelton ?" she
"VVhy yes," laughed the young doctor. 4 "You haven't seen him
and been alarmed, have you P" '
"No, of course not," she replied, dimpling, "Who would be
frightened of a pile of bones, anyway P" .
And Paula kept her secret Well. Not even, after she and
Gerald Winchester were married, and living in ther old mansion
which she had learned to love, did she divulge the secret of the
mystery which lay behind the locked door.
FRANCES BOAL, '24.
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Blessings on thee little lass,
Dimpled knees show as you pass
With thy rolled-down silken sox,
And thy short, bobbed, kid-curled
Little white nose, whiter still
Than the wheat Hour from the
Red lips droop in saucy pout,
I 'wonder what you think about?
Johnstone - "Is your girl
Carlson-"She's so pretty that
men don't even notice the color
hose she has on."
City Dame-"Suppose that
chicken should lay an egg. 'Would
you give it to me ?"
Country Guy-"No, I'd sell it
to a museum. That chicken's a
A sudden sound of whistling
disturbed the air of the classroom
and the streams of "The Sneak"
floated over twenty-two heads
bent over twenty-two history
"Who's that whistling?" asked
Miss Brumbaugh, as soon as she
had recovered from her surprise.
"It's just me," answered John
Dame. "Didn't you know I
Ray Myers-"I would like to
try on that suit in the window."
Clery--"Sorry, but you'll have
to change your clothes in the
Harriet-"My! You did get
fat this summer."
Ida-"I weigh exactly 155
You can't tell exactly, these
drug store scales are liable to be
Doris-Qarriving late and out
of breathj-"What's the score?,'
Mildred-"Nothing to nothing."
Doris-"Good game, eh."
Mildred-"I don't know, it
hasn't started yet."
Lalira-"What would you
think of a fellow that would make
a girl blush."
Durand-"He'd be a wonder."
Bessie-"VVe've been in this
boat an hour and haven't moved
Brady-"That's all right, I
could run a mile and only move
Teacher-"When I was a boy
I always got better grades than
' you do."
Student-"Maybe that's be-
cause you had a better teacher
than I've got."
Miss Brumbaugh-"Did you
ever see a Greek god ?" '
Miss Brumbaugh-"Which one
and where ?"
' Helen-"I saw Mercury in the
He-"May I call tonight?"
She-"But our lights are out of
He-"I'll be there at eight?"
Teacher - "Margaret, please
compare the word 'Goodness."'
Margaret-" G o 0 d n e s s, my
goodness, oh my goodness."
"She is false to our club, that
"How so P"
"Here we are selling kisses to
raise money, and she's boot-leg-
ging 'em free on the porch."
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Here lies the body of Archibald
His death is too sad for descrip-
He was killed by a mob in a ter-
rible rush '
VVhen he carelessly dropped his
Teacher-"VVhat is the most
popular women's club in Ameri-
Smart kid-"The rolling pin."
Some day, a popular song
writer will give us "The Auto-
mobile Blues" in four flats.
Son-"Pa, what do the head
hunters do with the heads after
they get them ?"
Pa--"Make noodle soup of
them, I guess. .Don't bother me
Of all the sad surprises, .
Tl1ere's nothing to compare
With treading, in the darkness,
On the step that isn't there.
Prof. Murphy-"How do you
tell sulphuric acid from hydro-
chloric acid P"
Ben Fienberg-"By the label."
"VVhy do they call this fellow
'Knight of the Garter? "
"He's one of the king's chief
Preston-"The people of Bos-
ton are unintelligent.".
Edwards-"Who told you so ?"
Preston-"Well, it says here
that the population is dense,
Wagstaff-"Will you give me
something for my head P"
Doctor-"My dear boy, I
wou1dn't take it for a gift."
There was a young lady named
VVho fell in love with a yegg,
She said, "VVait, my dear,
And I'll bring some Near Beer."
But he ran away with the keg.
Judge fseverelyj-"This is the
sixth time you've been before me,
young man !"
Prisoner-"Yes, your honor.
lfVl1en I like a man I generally
give him all my business."
Teacher-"Did you know that
when a person is blind his hearing
is generally more acute ?"
Bright pupil-"Yes! And I've
also noticed that if a man has
one short leg, the other is always
Mr. Stetson-"Lottie, are you
chewing gum ?"
Lottie-"No sir. I'm a girl."
Helfrich-"I hear you are
working in the shirt factory
Helfrich-"Why - aren't you
working today ?"
Lundberg-"Oh! we are mak-
ing night shirts this week."
He went out in the kitchen and
told the cook that one of them
would have to go.
. HE WENT.
Buried here is
He was in a hurry to attend a
coroner's inquest and tried to
bunt the locomotive off the cross-
ing with his fliver.
HE WAS AT THE INQUEST.
To escape going to war he
married a large red-headed lady.
HE WAS KILLED IN
This monument is for
He boasted to the boys in
Devil's Gulch that he wouldn't
be found dead in such a town.
BUT HE WAS.
Evelyn-"This candy is just
jack-"Why, is it sweet P"
Evelyn-"No, it's soft."
Katherine--"Did you count a
daisy to see if Warner loves
Marion--"No, indeed 3 it might
have come out wrong. I used a
Miss Brumbaugh -- "Robert,
you put me in mind of a pair of
Miss Brumbaugh-"You're al-
ways cutting up." '
Lundberg-"Do you think you.
could care for a chap like me?"
Erma-"Yes, I think so--if he
wasn't too much like you."
Miss Powers-"Clarence, your
mind must have been a hundred
miles away then."
johnson--"No, it's only a few
blocks to the Academy."
Father-"What do you know
about Russian girls?'f
Son-"I know it's blamed ex-
Father-"What is ?"
"Do you think the colleges turn
out the best men ?"
"Sure, they turned me out my
Coed--"To 'think that we are
to be prevented from rouging our
Conservative Coed-"But we
can still rouge our faces."
Coed-"Sure, but who looks at
"George, dear, I've got some-
thing I want to talk to you
'Tm glad of that darling. As
a rule you want to talk to me
about something you havn't got."
A little iron,
A cunning curl,
A box of powder,
A pretty girl.
A little rain,
Away it goes,
A homely girl,
With a freckled nose.
Bill paraded Mildred upsand
down the street one night, but
Mid wanted to go to the show.
After they had walked about two
miles, Mid turned and said in a
hice way, "Bill, do you ever
spend anything besides the even-
Miss Gahan-"Suppose you
were peeling potatoes and cut
your finger, what would you do P"
They sat alone in the moonlight,
And she soothed his troubled
"Dearie, I know my life's been
But I'm on my last lap nowf'
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"Miss Jones," said the hos-
tess, "permit me to introduce Mr.
Hogg, author of those delightful-
ly clever poems you must have
"I am glad to meet Mr. Hogg,"
said the young woman. "Pardon
the question, but is that your
real name?" V '
"Certainly," said Hogg, brist-
ling up. "Did you think it was
my pen name P"
Mutton-+-"When Fritz got mar-
ried, one of his friends threw an
old shoe through the carriage at
him and hit him on the head."
Jeff-"Couldn't they find out
who owned the shoe ?"
Mutton-"No ,.. it belonged to
a horse." '
Daughter-"Dad, I need a new
sport skirt." I
Dad-"Fm a little short just
Daughter-"That's all right, so
are the skirts."
Visitor, hearing piano in the
next room-"Is that your daugh-
ter? She appears to be playing
with one hand."
Host-"Yes, her fellow is prob-
ably playing with the other."
Prude-"Do you approve of
silk stockings ?"
Rude-"They're alright as far
as I can see."
He-"W'e are coming to a tun-
nel. Are you afraid P"
She--"Not if you take that
cigar out of your mouth."
Young Lady-"Give me a
package of Beech-nut."
Clerk - "Cigarettes, chewing
gum or tobacco ?"
"Ma," said the youngster,
"there's a strange man in the
kitchen hugging and kissing the
Then, as his mother started for
the kitchen, he shouted, "Ha, ha.
Itis only pa !"
"Don't talk to me! Ever thin
. Y Z
you say goes in one ear and out
the other." I
'ilmpossiblel , Sounds cannot
cross a vacuum."
Excited Lady to Officer-
"They're planning a massacre in
that room." -
Officer-"So P" A
E. L.-"Yes. I heard onegsa
'shoot Io' and another 'shoot zo
and then I heard the victim's
teeth rattle." i ',
The Freshman Motto.
Don't study when you're -tired
Or have something else to do,
Don't study when you're happy
For that woul dmake you blue,
Don't study in the day-time'
And never study nights, I
But study all the other times
NVith all your main and might.
"My good man, you had better
take the trolley car home."
"Sh! no use! My whife
wouldn't let me fhicj keep it in
the houshef' ' '
Mrs. jones-"Our Bessie is the
brightest little child you ever
saw. She picks up everything
Mrs. Smith-"Something like
our Johnnie. He picks up every-
thing he sees."
Bill-"Can you fioat P"
Neva-"Certainly I'm Q9 44-
100 per cent. pure."
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Heroine fto advancing vil-
lianj--"Stop! One step nearer,
and I'l1 throw myself from this
Villian's henchman - "G'wan !
It's only a bluff."
I-Ie-"If I can't get home for
dinner tonight, I'll send you a
She-"Don't botherg I've read
it already. I've found it in your
Edwin-"Do you know, dear,
your lips are just like a rose."
Marion-"VVell, it's getting
late. You had better say 'Good-
Edwin-"VVell, let's say it with
Charles-"Do you know why
some people part their hart?"
Ray-"No, why P" Q
Charles-"There's always a
path across a vacant lot." V
He bought her a pound box of
"Oh, this is too much," she
So the next time he brought her
a five cent chocolate bar.
Teacher "Iohn how do ou
1- A J y
spell 'Giraffe P' " '
Teacher - "The dictionary
spells it with two F's."
Freshman-"VVell, you asked
me how I spelled it."
Caldwell-"I thought - the
Chinese had good boats." K
Pastorious-"Why, they have.
'What's the matter P"
Caldxvell+-"Well, this history
says that all the Chinese boats
Linden-"What is correct-'a
herd of camels or a flock of
camels ?' "
Mulvey-"Neither, You should
say 'a pack of camelsf "
Fan-"Which have the greatest
number of admirers, blondes or
Tan-"Ask Peg, she's been
Announcer-"The next dance
will be a feature entitled, 'The
Dance of the Moths? "
Pete L.-"What are you trying
to do, turn this into a moth ball?"
Carlson-"Can I hit you for a
five, old man
I. Oberman-"Aw, I won't
charge you anything if you don't
swing too hard."
Crouch-"Are you familiar
with girls ?"
Ritts-"I tried to be once, but
she slapped my face."
Helfrich-"Where are those
patent leather shoes you used to
wear? Are they worn out?"
Thompson-"Not exactly, but
the patent has expired."
Peg is an alchemist, I know,
And so I'll have to drop her,
For every time I'm out with her,
My silver turns to copper.
She--"Everyone has their pe-
She-"What hand do you stir
your tea with ?"
He-"With my right hand, of
She-"That's one of your pe-
culiarities. ' Most people stir
their tea with a spoon."
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To the Class of IQ22
Titusville High School
Wfe oiTer our sincere congratulations on the work
you have accomplished during your High School
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you have shown in some cases against disadvantage. '
VVe feel assured that your future life will be just as
successful and that you will take your place among
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Johnson-"If you could see my
heart, you would see your name
Tuffie-"Maybe so, but inine
is only one. Your heart probably
looks like a hotel register."
Snappy-'WV hat do you mean
by kissing me? VVhat do you
Snappy-"Then, don't you dare
do it again. I- won't have any
man kissing me unless he means
business! D'yu hear?"
Brady-"Say, Waiter, is this an
incubator chicken P"
VVaiter-"I don't know, sir."
Brady-"It must beg no chick-
en with a mother could ever get
as tough as this one."
A Junior-"I believe I've
danced with you before, haven't
The victim--"I dunno, if you
have why don't you do it now P"
Bob was telling Helen how he
had been attracted to her.
"You were a lovely flower and
I was a bee," he explained. "I
was a mouse and you were a
piece of cheese."
And he still wonders why she
"I Nlfonder If He VVi1l Miss
Me?" sang john Dame sweetly.
"If he does," shouted a voice
from the gallery, "He ought never
to be trusted with a gun."
Mildred Mclntyre - "Mother
said I must tell you that the lights
in our house go out at IO230.,,
all rightg I'll help by turning out
the parlor light now."
Florence-"Did you ever hear
Evelyn talk to herself when she
was alone P"
Margaret-"I was never with
her when she was alone."
"Years ago he was quite a lady
"And now P"
"He's a camera man, and mere-
ly 'shoots' them."
Vlfagstaff-"Say, what is it you
can put in a barrel and the more
you put it in the lighter it gets P"
VVagner-"I clon't know."
Mr. Browne-"Say, Neva, is
that young man going to stay all
night P" '
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ofnrooni. VVhere'l1 I put him P"
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lt's the diiference of opinion
that makes horse racestand report
An Optimist is one who spends
all his cash for gasoline and hopes
the Lord will provide money to
pay the grocer's bills later.
In the early days of Colorado
everybody ducked when a man
reached for his hip pocket. Nowa-
days they all crowd around him.
VVhen a woman tells her hus-
band she will be ready in a
minute, she picks out a minute
half an hour away.
the Eskimo word for "I love you"
which probably accounts for the
length of their nights.
judging from some of the cos-
tumes we have seen sported
around the school, we certainly
believe the girls will have a won-
derful golf team.
Sometime the foot that rocks
the cradle is the same one that
sends the young man off the door-
steps who has come to rob the
Put ten men on an island, each
with ten dollars. In ten months,
one man will have a hundred dol-
lars and the others nothing.
There is a silver lining in every
dark cloud. The man who could
not get credit last year has no
bills to pay now.
If the girls who had their hair
bobbed during the past month
were placed side by side, the line
would reach from one end to the
Doesn't it get your goat to have
a girl say, "Now quit, George,".
when your. name isn't George.
It is easy to love your neigh-
bor as -yourself if your neighbor
happens to be a pretty girl.
just to be ahead of our brother
editors, we suggest that you do
your Christmas shopping early.
Many cities are named for
great men, but f. o. b. Detroit is
the only one that uses all the
The reason business conditions
are unsettled is because so many
accounts are. i
A freak VVant Ad-"If John
jones, who deserted his wife and
baby twenty years ago, will re-
turn, said baby will knock his
If some of these jokes and inci-
dents are old, laugh at Johnnie
for putting them in, but above all,
"On the other hand," mur-
mured the fair lady as her latest
victim attempted to slip the ring
on the third linger of her right
It used to be "barber," but now
in these days of girls, it's be-
Pirates used to say, "Dead men
tell no tales," but that was before
the invention of ouija boards.
Did you know that the mosqui-
to has twenty-two teeth under
the microscope? If you don't be-
lieve us, count them.
There may be lots of good
commdrums, but Life is the great-
est of any. VVe must all give it
"You give me a panej' said the
mechanic to the assistant who
was helping him put the windows
in a new house.
Latin may be a great aid to
the mind, but we advise some
people to learn to talk English
A tack pointed heavenward
new 137m n
l swans? - '
A restaurant ad.--"Don't di-
vorce your wife because she can't
cook. Eat here and keep her for
There are two ways to win a
woman. One is to spend money
on her, and so is the other.
Style note-There will be little
change in men's pockets this
You can always draw the
queens if you've got the jack.
No, Evangeline, just because a
man gets drunk on wine, he isn't
If a girl smackest thou on one
cheek, turn thou thy other cheek
"It's plain to be seen," said the
explorer as he stood on the edge
of the prairie.
The wedding cake was heavy,
but the candles made it light.
Now: that mail is being sent by
aeroplanej we will have to write
our letters on fly-paper.
No part of a may will stand so
many, many blows as his nose.
I'm witty, but the person who
wrote "Snowbound," is VVhittier.
The shimmy is popular, but
what chance has it against the
Latin Trot. - e-
Violets are red,
Roses are blue,
I picked a lemon
VVhen I picked you.
There is an awful difference
between being broad- minded and
"I guess I'll take a month off,"
said our latest married member
of the faculty as he tore a page
oft the calendar.
Do right and fear no man.
Don't write and fear no woman.
VVould you say that a man
who was hit by an omnibus was
stage struck? r
Said the raindrop to the particle
of dust: "This settles it. Your
name is mud."
A collar a day gives the laundry
Kissing a girl is like a bottle of
olives. If you can get one, the
rest come easy.
No, Potassum, a sleeping bag
can hardly be called a. knapsack.
She crept up to the scales like
an Arab and silently stole a
The average size of the Almeri-
can family, according to statistics,
is 4.14. The fraction probably
stands for the husband.
It is hard work to keep your
sons in check when they are
young, but it is still harder to
keep them in checks when they
grow older. -
People who borrow trouble
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Therefore, all you're supposed to
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Motor Will Tell You" all about their Supremacy. . Q
Forty years' experience in manufacturing high grade oils from
Pennsylvania Crude is your best assurance that all our Products are
bound to please you. I 1
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No. 1-Junction East Main Street and Central Avenue
' No. 2--W'est Spring Street opposite Kerr Milling Co. plant
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J. F. HEWES, Jeweler
GIFTS THAT LAST
118 West Spring Street
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Special Chicken Dinner Every Sunday
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BRYAN'S SPORTING coops
Are First Because They Last
We are agents for the D. and M. Tennis Rackets, recognized as
the best. We have just the one you are looking for. Championship
Tennis Balls 50 cents. ' '
- FOR THE GOLFER
We can show the Golfer a good line of Clubs, Golf Balls and Cad-
dy Bags that will suit the most discriminating player. R
D. and M. BASEBALL GOODS
Everything points to an enthusiastic Baseball season and we have
prepared for your wants with a stock of Baseball goods that merits
the testimonial, "the best in town." Get our prices and samples of
THE REAL SPORT WITH ROD AND REEL
If it is Tackle you are interested in come here first. You will
Und we are also interested in Tackle and can show you many new
kinds in "Tackle Fit for Fishing." '
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HARDXNARE SPORTING GOODS
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R. D. PRI GLE
Agency Forcl Cars and Trucks
The Leland Built Lincoln
201 Diamond Street Titusville, Pa.
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Every line we sell has a national reputation for quality a.nd we
back up the manufacturers guarantee on every article.
Of course it would be impossible to stock everything in the
Sporting Goods line, but we can get any article for you in a very
Base Balls from
10c to 51.75.
Spalding Masks at
50c up to 55.00.
Spalding Bats at
25c, 50c and 75c.
We have a ful-l
line of Tennis Rac-
quets, Tennis Nets,
Tennis Balls and
Racquet Covers and
Spalding Gloves at
50c and up to 55.00.
Spalding Mits at
50c and up to 55.00.
Jersey-s sizes 26
to 42. 51.00 to 53.00.
Soled Canvas Shoes,
high and low cut.
Prices 51.40 to 51.75.
Suits at 51.00 and
Mail Orders for Spalding Goods Given Prompt Attention
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Established 1824 Troy, N. Y.
RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
A School of Engineering and Science
Four-year Courses in Civil Engineering QC. E.,J Mechanical Engi-
neering QM. E.,J Electrical Engineering QE, E.,J Chemical Engineer-
ing fCh. E.,J and General Science QB. SJ Graduate Courses leading
to Master and Doctor Degrees.
Modern and fully equipped Chemical, Physical, Electrical, Me-
chanical and Materials Testing Laboratories.
For catalogue and illustrated pamphlets, showing work of gradu-
ates and views of buildings and campus,apply to Registrar, Pittsburgh
Building, Troy, N. Y.
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IS SELDOM DRAWN UP
Make a flawless will
with' the help of your
Lawyer, naming our
OIL CITY NATIONAL BANK
OIL CITY, PENN'A
SETON HILL COLLEGE
FOR WOMEN A A
In the Pittsburgh Gateway
"A WESTERN COLLEGE FOR EASTERNERS-
AN EASTERN COLLEGE FOR WESTERNERS
SISTERS OF CHARITY, GREENSBURG, PA.
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FRANK E. NODINE 1
"The Fair Store"
Typewriters, Premier Electric Vacuum Cleaners.
Stationery, Candies, Ansco Cameras, Jewelry, Books and Toys. l
'Phone 1241 142 W. Central Ave.
Creates Those Happy Hours x
EXCLUSIVE PHOTO PLAYS l
ORPHEUM THEATRE I
Titusvi1lL's Center of El1ITG1'lfHll1l11911lL
THE DELICATESSEN SHOP
is prepared to handle your most complete de- 1
mands in plains and fancy pastries. I 1
130 North Franklin St. V
A Full Line of Dainty Underwear in Silk' and Cotton
Gowns, Petticoats, Princess Slips, tep-ins, 'Oasisoles 1
R. D. FLETCHER ESTATE 1
110-112 South Franklin St.
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The Coolest Place
Fun and Plenty of it! IT'S GREAT
You'll Like the Big, clear Pool at the
Y. M. C. A.
If you Can't Swiln-It's a Safe Place to Learn!
The WVater is ALWVAYS Fine !!
The SPECIAL SUDINIER RATES Blake It
Easy for Every Young Dian and Boy
to Enjoy These Days of
ASK TO-DAY For Rates at the
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New York Stock Exchange
JOHN l.. BRACKEN, Mgr.
Oil City Office .
Bell Phone Pet. Phone
Grove City College
A Strong Coeducational College
Its flexible four terms plan, its varied courses, its strong
faculty, its beautiful campus, its complete equipment, includ-
ing niagnificent dorinitories for inen and women, its moderate
charges and its wholesome spirit appeal to ambitious young
111811 and women. '
Catalogues and information will be 'gladly sent to those
applying' to the President, VVei1' C. Ketler, or Regist1'a,1',
Harold O. xVlllt9, Grove City, Pennsylvania,
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, to American Universities
P Samples of Wedding Stationery Upon Request
CORRECT FORMS MODERATE COSTS
PEIRCE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
' Courses of Study preparing
. FV young men and young women for
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' J X Two Years
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Accept Our Wishes for a Happy and 1
F. O. BODAMER
CLEANER AND DYER
Office and XVorks+21,7 Xhfest Spring Street
TITUSVILLE, PA. '
Our Dry Cleaning Is Absolutely Odorless
OUR DYEING IS THE BEST
REAL ESTATE INSURANCE A
ROBT. A. KERR
Your Business Respectfully Solicited and Appreciated
WE WRITE ALL FORMS OF CASUALTY INSURANCE
FIRE, ACCIDENT, HEALTIE AND LIFE INSURANCE.
SEE Us AND SAVE MONEY.
Second Securities Company
SECOND NATIONAL BANK BLDG.
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iX1ll1I1i111lI11XVH.1'9 has become the housewife 's favorite be-'
causoit brings such satisfaction in her daily work of pre-
paring nioals. Alumiiium is so easy to keep bright and clean
-uo oovei-ing to crack or peel--heats quickly and gives long
service. Here are several good values from Olll' aiuminuru-
KERNOCHAN SL COMPANY
Insurance or Real Estate?
MAXWELL B. CHICK
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Electrical Contractors and Engineers
Electric House VVi1-ing
Electrical Appliances of all kinds
Electric Percolators Everything Electric
Electric Toasters Electric Irons
Courtesy and Service
N. FRANKLIN ST. TITUSVILLE, PA.
Ten Reasons Why You Should Use American Oil Works
' Gasoline in Preference to All Others
it is free from Carbon, Paraffine, Tar and Acid.
your machine will crank more easily.
it will do away with much of your engnie trouble.
your engine will run more smoothly, combustion being
more perfect. ,
5-Because it will prevent your engine from getting overheated.
6-Because it will cost you less money per year on account of less
engine repairs because of practically no carbon.
it is more powerful on account of no accumulation of un-
8wBecause no one can afford to buy a good automobile and ruin it 'by
using a poor grade of gasoline.
9-Because our gasoline is straight refinery made gasoline, no Natural
blended with it.
our gasoline produces more mileage per gallon.
The above Gasoline will be found at the following Garages:
The Modern Garage . Queen City Garage G. W. .McCaslin
Centreville Garage, Centreville, Pa.
Arthur Westgate, Riceville, Pa.
P, J. Dooher, Spartansburg, Pa.
AMERICAN OIL WORKS
Theodore B. Westgate, Treasurer and General Manager I
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THE SPECIALTY MFG4 CO4
Kitchen .Furniture and
Motor Car Supply Co.
A COURSE IN THE HOFF BUSINESS COLLEGE PAYS
Our graduates are trained to hold worthwhile positions. Th y
e sought by business men. Training for Civil Service is one of o
This is an Accredited School and indorsed by the Pennsyl i
B reau of Professional Ed t
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p ally should do this
THE I-IOFF BUSINESS CCLLEGE
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