Titusville High School - Optimist Yearbook (Titusville, PA)
- Class of 1923
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THE oP'rnvus-r 6
G. ARTHUR STETSON, B. Sc., Principal
IRIS BARR, A. B., Assistant Principal.
S. ALICE DAVIDSON.- .... ......,., Mathematics LORETTA F. POWERS .... ......,,.,..
A. VIOLET DUEAR, A. E ...,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, L atia ,.......,,,,,,,,,,,...,,,,,,,, Assistant in Commercial Department 1
INEZ BRUMBAUGH, A. E... ,,,.. .,.... , ,English and History L, ADELAIDE CHASE ,...,,,...................,.. ...,........ E nglish r
PAUL J. MURPHY, A, B .......,..,.,........,..,,. Natural Staarrtaa JENNIE M. CARLSON ............,..,. ........ E ighth Grade
MILDRED G. STEELE, A. B .,.,,,.,.L,,t French and History D'OROTHEA ROGGENKAMP ........... ....L... E ighth Grade
ERWIN W. BITTERS, M. S ....... Commercial Department
SPECIAL TEACHERS '
INA BRITTON .,......... .L...,.............,,.,ttr......,,,,,. M usic SARAH L. BAKER ............ .......... D rawing
HELEN M. GAHAN ,L,tt,t, tttt,,,, H ousehold Arts
MR. NORMAN C. KOONTZ
Superintendent Koontz came to Titusville last fall to
take the position left vacant by the resignation of Super-
intendent Pease. Mr. Koontz was formerly the Superin-
tendent of the Jamestown, North Dakota Schools. In the
year that he has been at the head of our schools, Mr.
Koontz has won the admiration of both the students and
parents, and has been very successful in promoting interest
in the schools.
MR. G. ARTHUR STETSON
In the picture above, everybody will recognize our
well-known Principal, Mr. G. Arthur Stetson. Mr. Stetson
has been Principal of T. H. S. for four years, and we hope
he will be the principal for many more years.
Mr. Stetson is always willing to give his support and
co-operation to any measure from which the students or
the school would benefit. Interested in all branches of
athletics, he has been an ardent supporter of the teams
representing Titusville High School.
Editor-in-Chief .,.,, ,,.,..
Business Manager ....,.
Senior Reporter ..,,
junior Reporter ,,,,,
Members of Staff
..r.......DOLORES SCHEHR, '23
GEORGE BECKER, '23
.............FRANCES BOAL, '24
Alumni and Exchange Editor .......
Assistant Manager rrr,.,
Second Assistant... .
Sporting Editor ......,2,r,,ss,,...,,. .,.2.....
.MILDRED DUPLANTI, '22
Freshman Reporter .,,..
EVAN SWANSON, '24
EMORY PASTORIUS, '25
DONALD BISHOP, '23
G. ARTHUR STETSON ERWIN F. BITTERS
PAUL J. MURPHY
THE OPTI IS
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When we entered High School four years ago,
Graduation seemed to be a very distant goal. When
we became Sophomores, we began to think that if we
persisted we might some day become Seniors. As
Juniors, we realized that for us there was left only one
more year of High School life and that in another year
we too, would be graduating. But it was not until we
became Seniors that the full realization that our school
days would soon be over, dawned upon us. To many
of us, Commencement seems the end, while in reality it
means the beginning. It marks the end of our High
School days to be sureg but it is the beginning of a
new and important epoch in our lives, for soon we
must take our places among the many millions of
workers in the world. Graduation has been dehned as
the Uparting of the ways." We find this to be true,
for we shall no more meet as a class. Some of us will
go to higher institutions of learningg others will enter
the business world. We shall be thrown upon our own
resources more than ever before. We shall have new
friendships, new associations, new problems-but we
shall always remember the happy days that we spent
as a class in old T. H. S.
The Optimist Staff wishes to thank the students
and townspeople who have helped to make the Optim-
ist a success. We wish to thank the members of the
faculty, and especially Mr. Stetson, lVlr. Bitters, and
Mr. Murphy, for the help that they have given us.
Publication was started this year under very ad-
verse circumstances. We were confronted with a debt
of 3590 contracted last year. This has been paid and
the Optimist is now free from debt. The merchants
who patronized our publications are, to a large extent.,
responsible for this, and we want them to know that
we have sincerely appreciated their help.
We hope that the Staff of next year's Optimist
will meet with the same hearty co-operation and in-
terest that we have experienced this year.
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Third Honor ..... ,,,,,,,,,A
French Honor .,,,,,
Presldent ...,,,r7,,,. ,,,7,,,,,,
.. o.,o,.o. LAURA CHURCH
English Honor ....,,r,,
Mathematics Honor ...,..,,,,
Science Honor ...,.......,r... ,..,, . HIVIILLARD BOYLE
History Honor .o,,o,,,,
Commercial iHonor ,7..Y. NIVIILDRED MEADER
SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS
Vice President L..,L.,c,,,
Secretary and Treasurer ....,... ROBERT BURCH
DURAND NEFF FRANCIS
Latin Scientific Course
President of Senior Class President of umor Class Vice President of Sophomore Class President of
Manager of Basketball I923 Glee Club l9l8 23
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I Hi-Y Club, Junior Play, junior Prom, Committee, Football I9I9-23, Basketball I.92l-23, Fire Team l920-23,
Polite w th candor elegant in ease
Here is one of the most popular members of our class. Proof-he is our Class Presidnet. Durand was our Junior Presi-
dent and we liked him so well, that we elected him again this year. Active? Well we will just refer you to the above list. On
the top of it all, he received the English Honor. '
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Blanche Isabell Alcorn
Latin Scientific Course
Blanche is a little Miss who
has been with us only a year,
She is the possessor of brown
curly hair - yes, bobbed, al-
though it wasn't when she came
to us late last fall.
She seems real shy around the
boys in school but we have heard
that she isn't always that way.
Marian Frances Amboyer
Marian, with her sparkling
brown eyes and bewitching
smile, is one of the most popular
of '23, She would rather dance
than study, but who wouldn't
if he could foxtrot like Marian?
She has been' the heroine of
many romances. but as to caring
seriously for any memberzofjthe
opposite sex, Marian should
"Lie awake nights."
Cornelia Elizabeth Anderson
Junior Play: Glee Club 4
years: junior Prom Committee:
"Oh, l can't go-l':lerbie's
coming down."- This is-the in-
evitable a-aswerio any
7'Corneil" receives. This tall.
graceful maid is our ideal of a
stately Senior, and for the past
four years has been the "fashion
plate" of T. l-l. S. Gaze at the
picture above. Do you blame
anyone forvliking Corneil?
Frances Allison Bailey
We wonder what Frances will
do when her green stationery
runs out, and she can't spend
the fourth period attending to
her correspondence? Or proba-
bly it wonit be necessary to
'bother the U. S. mail service,
and anyway we're almost cer-
tain Neil would rather hear what
she has to say in person-we
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George William Becker Mary Alice Bisbee James Donald Bishop Millard P. Boyle
Commercial Course: History
Honor: Business Manager Opti-
,mist '22-23: 'Football '23: Glee
Club '21-23: junior Play: junior
Prom Committee: Fire Team
George deserves. a great deal
of praise for his work,as business
manager of the Optmist.
Through his efforts the Optimist
has not only been cleared of
debt, but is now a paying prop-
osition. l-le's quite a historian,
too, as that Honor will tell. We
think that George would make
an ideal politician.
Here is Mary, our jolly Senior.
She is bubbling over with fun.
A word of warning to those
young swains-don't vex Mary
because you will be sorry, she'll
get even with you by writing
some funny poetry about you.
But don't worry, Mary is every-
' French Scientific Course
Cheerleader 2 years: junior
Play: Optimist Staff '22: Ath-
letic Editor '23: C-lee Club 2
years: 'Member Athletic Asso-
ciation '23: Class Artist: Senior
For a little fellow "Grimes"
is possessed-and T. H. S.
b l e s se d-with an alarmingly
huge pair of lungs. We'll wager
no other High in the country
can boast of such a cheer leader
and his gymnastic feats!
We're positive he'll be an acro-
bat or ai tra-in-announcer some
dagy. Did you say popular?
iiust cast your eyes on the above
English Course, Science Hon-
or, Junior Play, Athletic Play
'23: Football '20-22: Basketball
'22-23: Fire Team I year.
Millard is the bright star in
science. He knows that study
from beginning to end. Next
thing we know he will be in-
venting some new contrivance to
take the place of the airplane.
He's very bashful and blushes
at the slightest provocation.
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Ruth Gerdes Brailsford
C-lee Club 4 years: Basketball
Ruth has the bearing of a
queen, and her stateliness has
added dignity to the Class of
'23. She is a born leader, and
no one has ever been known to
refuse her slightest request.
Ruth's favorite recreations are
motoring and dancing and we
have noticed she never lacks a
companion for either one.
Robert E. Burch
English Course: Glee Club 4
years: Athletic Play 'ZZQ Sec. 6:
Treas. -Junior Class: Sec. 8:
Treas. Senior Classy Fire Team
Bob has often been mistaken
for a professor, and retains his
dignity on all occasions. l-le has
won quite a reputation as an
actor, and has an unusually
good voice-probably due to
practicing with a clever accom-
panist. Mildred is a P. C. and
we hate to lose'them both at
once. but we couldn't imagine
them going singly.
Nellie Marie Bumpus
Latin Scientific Course
ln the year Nellie has been
with us, she has proved herself
a "girl worth while.' She is
fond of studying - especially
Chemistry-taught by Mr. Mur-
phy, in whose class she delights
to confuse the long suffering in-
structor with complex and un-
explainable questions. We like
her friendly smile, and wish we
knew her better. V
Virginia Genevieve Burdick
Those large, dreamy eyes be-
long to no other than our Vir-
ginia. She has a way about her
that just makes you like her,
and we all do-yes, and so does
somebody else, too. lf Virginia
makes up her mind to accom-
plish something, she is going to,
and nobody can stop her.
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Laura Church Kenneth Curry Elizabeth Louise Dame Benjamin Jules Fineberg
Latin French Scientific Course:
Latin Honor: Student Council
'ZIQ Asst. Editor Optimist 'Zl-
225 Glee Club 4 years: Glee
Club Play: Junior Playg Basket-
ball 'Zi-22-23: Capt. Basketball
'23g Class Party Committee:
junior Prom Committee.
During her four years in High
School, Laura has proved her-
self to be one of the best sup-
porters of the Class and always
willing to do her part, as the
above list shows. She is inter-
ested in all athletics, especially
in Basketball. Laura won the
Latin Honor. Smith College is
her destination and it indeed,
will be lucky to get Laura.
Fire Team '23.
Kenneth's chief hobby is to
argue with somebody in Law
class. When Kenneth started to
debate, the rest of the Class
could rest assured that there
would be no more reciting for
them that period. We wonder
why Kenneth blushes so when
a certain girl's name is men-
English Course, Glee Club 4
years, Glee Club Play.
Elizabeth is a sweet' 'little
maid who always has a pleasant
smile for everyone. She would
rather draw than study. Not
saying that she can't do it either,
for her drawings are the envy
of all the other students. Eliza-
beth intends to become a teacher
of this art.
French Scientific Course: Or-
chestra 5 yearsg Baseball 2 years.
Benjamin has played in the
orchestra for five years. At first
we thought that he intended to
become the leader of a great
orchestra, but now he tells us
that he intends to become a
Chiropractor. We are glad that
one of our class is intending to
enter this field.
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Goldie Gertrude Fine
Goldie seems quiet, but when
she is in Law Class she shows
us that she can talk. She tells
us that she is going to Boston.
because there are more oppor-
tunities for her in that city.
Explain yourself Goldie, what
kind of opportunities? Good
luck to you.
Francis Elvin liritts
Latin French Course: Vale-
dictorian: Glee Club 5 years:
Orchestra 2 years: Staff '20-Zlg
Athletic Play '22-'Z3g Fire Team
I year: Class Pianist.
Proud of him? Well l guess
we are, but school work isn't the
only thing in which Erwin ex-
cels. Did you ever hear him
tickle the ivories?" Classical,
jazz or anything else, Erwin can
play it all. He can make those
keys talk in which ever language
he wishes. He intends to enter
Princeton, Good Luck Erwin.
Harriet Rodier Hall
Latin Scientific Course
Glee Club 2 years
"Much wisdom often goes
with fewest words."
When it comes to Latin, Har-
riett is a regular "lllioneus."
She has been with us two years.
always looking out for the in-
terest of her classmates and has
shown herself most loyal, en-
tering into many class activities
and as an ardent supporter of
"The Optimist." Allegheny is
her destination and her aim is to
be a teacher of Math. May good
luck be with you.
Paul Hyland Harris
Latin French Course
Studious!-Well l guess so and
his reward was the second honor.
Paul is very serious while he is
in Class. but when out of
class. my, Oh, my, you'd be
surprised. l-le likes French quite
well. but not quite as well as
Frenchtownf?j He is a very
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Mary Eyla Herring
Eyla is our industrious little
Senior. 'Tis said a bee is busy,
but we believe Eyla is just as
busy. True, she is the smallest
member of our Class, but what
she lacks, in quantity, she makes
up in quality, as we have found
out in theitwo years that she
has been with us.
Ralph Wilson Hummer
French Scientific Course
Football l year
Glee Club 2 years
Fire Team l year
To all appearances Ralph has
had absolutely no use for the
weaker sex. But lately we have
noticed-and we have wondered
-what caused that far-away
look in Ralph's eye. We are
sorry Ralph, too bad she lives
so far away. Penn State is
Alice Elizabeth Hyman
French Scientific Course: Glee
Club 4 years: junior Play.
This dainty miss is not only
fair to look upon. but has at her
command a repertoire of witty
sayings from current vaudeville
tee hees to the witticisms of
King Tut's day. She has always
expressed a fondness for cars,
and we're pleased to note the
ability with which she manages
her own particular Carr.
Buna Aubry Knapp
Latin French Course
Buna is a very studious girl.
a firm proof of the old adage
that "still water runs deep." She
has been a good student and we
are glad that she is graduating
with our Class. Buna plans to
attend Allegheny to become a
teacher, and we wish her success.
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Miriam Pauline Lahr
Latin Scientific Course
Miriam is our good girl-a
minister's"daughter. We all like
her-can't help but like her.
She has been with us only one
year, and we wish we could
have known her before. Sh-
we hear her mentioning a certain
person's name quite often.
Walford A. Larson
French Scientific Course: Or-
chestra 2 years: Glee Club 2
yearsg Class Prophet.
At last the "Days of Real
Sport" are over for "Wally."
That is, unless he becomes a
photographer, for he and his
"Brownie" are inseparable com-
panions, and he is never so happy
as when snapping some one in
an unconscious pose. He is also
one of our musically inclined.
Good luck, Wally.
Howard E. Lindblacle
Class Basketballg Fire Team.
Howard is one of those good
hearted persons who is always
willing to assist his fellow stu-
dents whenever there is oppor-
tunity to do so. Law was his
strong point and he liked noth-
ing better than to start and ar-
gument in that class.
Harry 0. Lindeen
Harry is an all around good
fellow. but really we must con-
fess that he has one great failing.
namely girls. lt's hard to tell
if Harry is suffering from ner-
vousness or if he is emotional
when a certain person is near.
Harold Leroy Linden Helen Marie Lofgren Florence Alice Markley William Marion Mars
Commercial Course: Football
4 years: Basketball 3 years: Fire
Team 2 years: Baseball 3 years.
"What is that peculiar rumb-
ling noise?" Oh, merely "Pete"
refereeing an argument between
his pals "Joey" and "Rip." He's
another of our stalwart cham-
pions, although we blush to ad-
mit he is -also something of a
"ladies man." ,lust mention
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" and watch
him jump! Sh! Rumor has con-
nected his name with that of the
What class would be complete
without its giggler? Our l-lelen
lays claim to that title. She
may seem quiet at First, but
just say something to start her
giggling and then-well, you'll
find that it is very contagious, a
contagion that is good for every-
merriment-that's our Florence.
always warm hearted and ready
to offer sympathy for any one's
troubles, or to listen with great
interest to their joys. Florence
is going to enter the Meadville
Business College. l-lere's to you
French Scientific Course
French Honor: Vice President
of Senior Class: Fire Team l
Marion is one of those indus-
trious persons who believe in
studying hard not' because they
have to, but because they want
to. Marion is also a popular
member of our Class Proof, the
fact that he is our Vice Presi-
dent. l-le plans to attend the
University of Pennsylvania.
Mildred Elizabeth Meader
Commercial Course: Commer-
cial Honorg Optimist Staff: Glee
Mildred, with her laughing
eyes, is the girl who is always
thinking of something funny to
make you laugh. Although she
wasn't laughing all the time, be-
cause it took some work to get
that Commercial Honor. She is
more than ordinarily interested
in going to choir practice.
Mildred Harriet Meyer
Commercial Course: Sec'ty
and Treas. '20g Basketball '22-
'23: Mgr. Basketball '23: Opti-
mist Staff '22: Glee Club '23,
junior Prom Committee: Ath-
letic Commission: junior Play
"Mid's" prowess in Basketball
has indeed put the girls' team on
the map, but basketball is not
the only thing in which she is
interested. The main subject is
studying dentistry many miles
away. When "junior" puts out
his shingle we expect to hear the
wedding bells ring loud and long.
Lottie Viola McCaslin
Commercial Course: Student
Council '20: Sec. 'Zig Vice Pres-
ident '22g Sec. Athletic Associa-
tion '23, Optimist Stall: 'ZZQ ju--
nior Play: junior Prom Com-
mittee: Glee Club 4 years: Ath-
Lottie is our "artist's model '
type, and the stronger sex find
it hard to elude her charms.
ln fact she has so many dates
we sometimes fear she may turn
into a calendar. Lottie is a good
mixer and has taken part in
many of the activities of T. I-l.
S For proof-look at the list
Edna Mae McCurdy
Latin Scientific Course
Edna has only been with us
one year, and she's so quiet that
it took us quite a while to find
out that she was here at all.
But she is always cheerful and
ready to laugh at other people's
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Clarence ROY lVlcKalip Argyl L. McKenzie Dalton I. McKenzie Gertrude Lula Mulevhill
C-lee Club I year: Fire Team 23
Many are the envious glances
of the Senior girls at l-lick's rosy
cheeks. But don't think he has
remained unconscious of those
glances, especially of Ellens'.
Clarence has been officially
elected the class comedian, which
part he lills to perfection. He
intends to enter the grocery busi-
ness as a "green grocer. '
One of our future teachers is
"C1argle," as she is called by all
those who. ,know her. She and
Nellie are inseparable compan-
ions. We dread to think of
their probable fate if they fail
to get a position at the same
school. Argyl is Dalton's big
Latin Scientific Course
Fire Team I year
Who's that laughing? Oh, of
course! lt's Dalton dismantling
the Laboratory as usual. If he'd
been here four year instead of
of one we wouldnt have had
any Lab. l-le's a good sport
and the lady-killer out Diamond
Glee Club 3 years: Glee Club
Play: Athletic Play 22-23:junior
Play: Class Knocker.
Gertrude is the one who puts
a lot of pep and fun into our
Class. The Class would surely
be incomplete without Gertrude.
Noise is her middle name. No
Class party is complete without
her, and whatever would we do
if we couldn't have her for our
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John Raymond Mulvey Ralph Nelson Homer Foster Reed Mary Isabelle Paul
Football 2l- 22- 235 Basket-
ball Zl- 22- 23g Student Council
Zlg Baskeball Zl- 22- 235 Fire
Team 22- 235 Fire'Chief 22- 23.
Way back in his freshman year
they nicknamed this lad "Rip",
but his excellent class standing,
and enviable reputation as an
athlete have proven him thor-
oughly wide awake. Some think
him bashful, privately we con-
sider him a "live wire", and
can't imagine T. H. S. without
him. And when he smiles! Do
you wonder he is popular?
Class Basketballg Fire Team.
Ralph is one of those boys
who is always busy. His chief
object in life is to be a good
farmer and to sow the seed that
will yield a good harvest. ln a
few years from now we expect
Ralph will have a farm out in
Gilson Ridge which will be pro-
ducing food for hundreds of
Homer used to like to get A's
on his report card, but now he
says that he was glad he re-
ceived some B's, because they
reminded him of QD. We al-
ways thought that Homer was
the hero of some romance. That
explains why he never cared
seriously for any of the belles in
Commercial Course: English
Honor: Class Willg Junior Prom
ln past times, Mary has
uvampedu more than one mem-
ber of our Class, but of course
she didn't consider any of these
seriously. She likes the Class of
'20 much better. Mary is our
lawyer, the one who wrote our
last will and testament for Class
Day. She got the Englishll-lonor,
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Floyd Edward Roberts Carry lleen Ross Ellen Birdena Ross Dolores Katherine Schehr
Latin Scientific Course
Glee Club 2 yearsg Fire Teamg
is our minister boy.
I-le's the only redeeming feature
of an otherwise hilarious class.
Not saying that he can't laugh
though, he almost chokes at a
funny siutation. And he uses
up an awful lot of time and
mg notes to a certain
rl. And how he can
Carrie is Eyla's other half. If
you see one of these girls the
other is sure to be some place
not very far distant. Carrie
doesn't talk much, but when she
does, it is sure to be something
worth while. We're sure of that
because we know Carrie.
See that smile? That has won
more than one admirer for Ellen.
When Ellen had her picture
taken, we noticed that they were
at quite a premium, but that
did not prevent a certain Senior
of the opposite sex from securing
one. We will let you guess who
Commercial Course: Third
Honor: Editor-in-Chief Opti-
This dark-haired, dark-eyed
maiden is our capable Editor-in-
Chief, and deserves much praise
for her excellent work as head
of the Optimist. Her brains are
the envy and despair of all the
Senior Class. just look-she
captured the Third Honor, be-
sides attending to all that Opti-
mist work. How did she do it?
Good luck, Dolores.
Q, 1. f
Robert McCrum Shreve
English Course: Fire Dept. l
yearg Asst. Cheer Leaderg Clee
Club '20-23: junior Play: Ath-
letic Play '22: Senior Quartet:
Bob is our Assistant Cheer
Leader and the lady killer of
the Class. His wise cracks in
physics are the talk of the school,
and as an actor he is a second
Rudolph Valentino. He would
like to go to Hollywood to try
his luck. More power to him!
Helen Veda Sjoden
Commercial Course: Basket-
Do you know Helen,-oh,ex-
cuse mefof course everybody
knows the girl with the sunny
disposition and those winning
ways. Helen is a good basket-
ball player, and she just loves
to go out of town with the team,
and especially when the trip is
made to Franklin. You know
what I mean.
Fire Team l year
Another of our small "but
mighty" men. Ernest in name
and earnest in work, especially
in typewriting. His chief delight
is in winning typewriting med-
als, his collection of them is
enough to make an old soldier
jealous. Ernest plans to become
a Commercial teacher, and we
predict great success for him in
French Scientific Course
Fire Dept. 'ZI-Z2-23.
Bill is rather a quiet chap and
spends most of his time with
"Grimes" and "Bob" discussing
the mysterious W. S. S. Many
fair ones have attempted the
difficult task of uvampingn Bill,
but soon become disheartened at
his unresponsiveness. Science
was his specialty. He expects to
take up Electrical Engineering.
Philip Hamilton Stewart
English Coursey Mathematical
Honorg Football 4 years: Fire
Team 3 years: Class President
'ZIQ Asst. Football Mgr. '2lg
Manager Football '22g Member
Athletic Association '23, Athletic
Board '23g junior Prom Com-
mittee: junior Play.
Here is Millard's other half.
Great big stocky hunk of knowl-
edge. just look at that Math.
l-lonor. lsn't that enough to
prove our assertation of him?
Then just glance over that list
above. Doesn't look as if he's
been loafing for four years, does
it? Philip is our future Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court.
Ruby Lucille Sullivan
English Coursey Culee Club 3
Ruby is a girl that everybody
knows and everybody likes, and
she knows everyboclyfeven way
out in I-lycletown-and likes
them, too. You can always tell
when Ruby is near, because she
is always singing, and her smile
is known to everyone Ruby in-
tends to become a nurse.
Joseph James Thompson
Basketball letter man l920-Zl -
22-239 Captain Basketball '23g
Football letter man '2I-22-23:
Captain Football '23g Fire Team
'ZI-22-23: Baseball 'ZI-22-23.
ln the history of T. l-l. S.
there is probably no other boy
who has won the reputation for
all around good sportmanship
and clean-cut manliness that
"joey" has. We can't imagine
T. H. S. without the best ath-
lete that Titusville has ever
known, and we wish him all the
success in the world. l-lere's to
Agnes P. Twombly
I Commercial Course C
To look at her picture, you
might have the opinion that
Agnes is a very quiet little girl,
but, just become acquainted with
her and you will find out that
she is very much alive and full
of fun. You will find her to be
a "friend worth while."
Mary Emma Warner
Here is another one of our
lVlary's ln school she is a bit
shy, but that dicln't prevent us
from becoming acquainted with
her. As to her habits out of
school it is best to refer you to
her, or to her chum Mary B.
Either one can tell you.
Lawrence M. Whiting
Lawrence is a quiet, unassum-
ing fellow, but just the same he
is a good sport. He is going to
be our insurance dealer. If you
have any questions about any
insuranceelife insurance, fire in-
surance or any other kind, just
ask Lawrence. He can tell youg
he knows them all.
Da Costa Emerson Williams
Latin Scientific Course
"Doc" is the most energetic
member of our Class. He "only"
walks about five miles to school
every day. Yes, and he is never
late either. We don't know him
so very well now, but we'll hear
more from him in the future.
Twelve years ago when we entered upon our educational career we little dreamed of the great war
looming before us, and the great chaos arising from the struggle of warr.ing nations.
Now the war is over, but in its wake follow Bolshevism, starvation, homelessness, unrest and many
other changes wrought by the ruthless hand of War. As a result, great fields of reconstruction await the
We, my fellow classmates, are of this generation and upon us falls part of this work of reconstruction.
To Superintendent Koontz, to the teachers and to the citizens of Titusville, we owe muchg they have
trained and taught us and have done all in their power to Ht us for our new work.
V Now we say farewell to Titusville High School. We shall always have tender memories of our Alma
lVlater. But with our farewell to High School we greet a new world, the field of reconstruction and rebuilding.
Tonight, after four years of High School experience and training, the Class of l923 graduates.
Quite naturally the fact may come to mind that on this same night, or on nights lying within this im-
mediate period of time, high school classes will graduate all over the American Continent, and in a sense pass
on' from things elementary to those farther advanced. Against the background of this measureless activity
we, as individuals, appear insignificant and small. But the Class of l923, in graduating tonight, stands as an
integral part of this mass of other classes and in that respect is as important as each part of the whole must be.
To those who have made possible our High School course we extend our sincere thanks, and in the name
of the Class of l923, I extend a most cordial welcome to you all tonight.
Paul H. Harris.
Ladies and Gentlemen: In behalf of the Class of '23, I wish to welcome you here this evening and hope
you will enjoy our little program at which we have labored so earnestly.
The Class of '23 is the largest as well as the brightest that has ever graduated from Titusville High
School. During the past four years we have tried hard to represent the standards of T. H. S.
We entered school in the Fall of l9l 9, near the close of the World War, and since then we have been striv-
ing to reach a goal. Part of that goal will be attained tomorrow night at our graduation, the other part will
be attained whereas the coming generation we will take our place in the business and social world of tomorrow.
The athletic teams of the High School have made records this year never before equaled in history of
T. H. S. To Mr. Bitters, coach of the Football team and to Mr. Emminger, coach of the Basketball team,
goes the majority of the credit for the team's success. The majority of men on each varsity were Seniors.
Mr. Kuntz came to us this year as our new superintendedt, and in the eyes of the faculty and students
alike he has made good. He has given us an inkling in the past year of what he intends to accomplish in the
coming years, and it is one of our main regrets that we will not be able to enjoy the benefits.
Mr. Stetson became principal of the High School the same year that we became Freshmen, and through-
out the four years, has always been ready to help us in our questions and problems. To him we owe a great
deal of thanks.
There is another member of the faculty to whom the Seniors turn in their hour of need and who is al-
gays ready to devote her time and energy to our needs. I speak of none other than the Senior's friend, Miss
I wish to extend a vote of thanks to all other members of the faculty who have always shown their
readiness to help us during our High School career.
To you, my fellow classmates, I wish to give my thanks for the honor that you have bestowed upon
rne for the past two years. It certainly has been a pleasure to serve you and I hope our relationship will con-
tinue in the future.
I thank you.
To the Class of l923:
"The Present is still an echo of the Past:
Of both, the Future will be an Echo."
Thus with the poet and artist do we express our sentiments as we gaze today upon the past, present, and future of ours,
the Class of '23. There are many who have followed the progress of this Class with the deepest of interest and sincerity. Great
and noble works and deeds are expected from its members as they step out into the life which is laid before them. It has fallen
to my lot to look into the future and to determine the career of these fair damsels and brave young men.
As this strenuous task was imposed upon me, I began as all modern prophets do, to explore the different muses, given to
me to use. But as is the most usual thing, they have refused to speak. So finding that inspiration could not be evoked from
such doubtful beings, I concluded to follow the methods of all other class prophets, to depend on the voice of imagination, and,
aided by past experience then as the poet said, "Let the Future be an Echo of the Past."
I will now set sail upon my ramblings in the world of imagination, using all license of the traditional class prophets. I
see before me a young lady of bashful quiet mien, Blanche Alcorn. Having finished I-Iigh School, she was satisfied with her lot
and has settled down to make life happy for some young man, with whom I am not acquainted. Looking farther on I see, Marian
Amboyer. Marian has made very good progress in the world of bookeeping, and is now doing that as a specialty, and is holding
a good position in Chicago.
Cornelia Anderson also has made a happy living with her high school training, but has doubtlessly become less interested
in such work for we see her very devoted to her home and husband, an acquaintance of my high school days.
Frances Bailey we see as a promising young lady on the screen. We hope and wish you great success in that play so much
spoken of. Gazing farther I see a man of noble stature and dignified manner. Itis none other than George Becker. George, who
knew his history so well in the days of T. I-I. S., is now in l940, a retired man after only a few years of hard work, having fallen
sudden heir to an Aunt's immense fortune. I-Ie has decided to live a peaceful happy life, tutoring his children the correct curves
and scratches called Gregg Shorthand. Farther on stands our enlivener, Donald Bishop, renowned in T. I-I. S. in l923 for being
able to make even the bluest teacher show their side of sunshine. I-Ie is still able to hold his own, especially with the ladies, whom
he never ceases to keep happy. Donald is also noted for his wonderful acting. I-Ie, Gertrude Mulvehill, and Robert Shreve are
planning to put out a new "Three Cornered Star of the East" at Hollywood, they being from that eastern state, Pennsylvania.
Bob is not only a star on the stage, but is also a specialized musician, having taken that subject besides engineering at Penn State
College. We wish to ye three, Move on, move on into as high phases as any one yet.
Class Prophecy CConmmed
Farther on in my wandering brain of imagination, I see a young, well dressed man. His name is Millard Boyle. Millard
was not satisfied with science or invention in America, so that is why we see him in Paris. He is the well known inventor of the
Boyle jazz Suit. He is certainly making styles that make our U. S. jazz suits look cheap on the ballroom floor. He's some society
man himself, regardless of his occupied time.
While still in Paris on a science tour, I saw a group of young ladies ahead of me. Looking closer I see Laura Church of
the T. H. S. '23 fame. She is traveling in the finest of Parisian society. Laura has been to the University of Paris. With her
are other of my acquaintances, they are Lottie McCaslin, who is engaged to some Duke with a long name and equally long title
attachedg and Mildred Meyers, who has met an oil magnate from U. S., while on his tour east. There is also Dolores Schehr,
who is the teacher for the Athletics of Women in Paris. Her greatest advocation is hiking. She has already married a French
Going to my meals at the Hotel de Paris, l espy through a swinging door, Howard Lindblade in the uniform of a chef,
and I further hear that he is wonderful at flinging flapjacks. With him are Buna Knapp, a wonder at cake-making American
style, and Ralph Nelson. Ralph, who for the last four years had been a traveler in western U. S. A., got too big for that place
so couldn't rest till he had seen more of the world. He is now, in I936, in the Hotel de Paris as butler on Howard's recommen-
dation. He said that he was hoping to see Southern Russia soon.
That evening while at a ball given to the Americans, I am introduced to Harry Lindeen. Harry is going to give us
selection on the radio of the hotel, of which he is chief accountant and bookkeeper. While listening to a most wonderful violin
solo broadcasted from somewhere in the Balkans, by our old friend Benjamin Feinburg, who has put his last name first, making
it Feinburg Benjamin, I hear that Harry is always having a hopeless time with the ladies. May he have better luck in the future.
When our friend Benjamin has concluded, we are switched over to the American Continent, and who should appear but
Harold Linden, better known as "Skeeter," Harold has become a great promoter of wireless, and since he has invented a sender
that carries 25,000 miles, he has also acquired a wonderful bass voice and almost makes us jump out of our seats he is so loud,
no doubt because of the strength of his instruments.
Thus ends the prophecy of the Class of '23, Your prophet would gladly place you, one and all, on the pinnacles of fame
and glory. Each one of you is desirous of success. Success, I couldn't predict for you all, but it will rest with each one of you
what height of success you reach.
"Oh, look at the Freshmen. Let's initiate them," were the cries of the upper classmen on September 8, 1919. With
some fears and bashfulness we filed into our rooms where we began our career as Freshmen.
We elected George Farwell, President, and under his guidance we emerged with a spirit of dignity during this year of tur-
moil and dark mysteries, caused by class rivalry-a good beginning was it not? We held nine parties throughout the year,
the most successful being given in the Presbyterian Gym March 17, 1920. Then came the long looked for "Exams" which were
to determine whether we were to remain "Fresh and Green" or to become Sophomores.
Our now thinned ranks reappeared the following September. We started off with lots of Hpep. "We elected "Phil" Stewart
President, and a very good president he proved to be. We were also quite proud of the fact that several members of our Class
were actually the stars of our athletic teams.
We held eight parties during the year, all proving to be successful. Then again came the days of joys and sorrows-our
We had now become more dignified and we had begun to think graduation might possibly occur, and with that view in
mind we elected Durand Francis our President. This year, we were fortunate in having a football coach, Mr. E. F. Bitters.
What happened? That's a part of our history. He succeeded in rounding out a team that went beyond our wildest expecta-
tions. It swept opposing teams off of their feet and when the season ended we were the proud owners of the Championship Title
of Northwestern Pennsylvania. All Hail! Mr. Bitters.
Besides being well represented in athletics we were very studious and to verify the statement l refer you to our junior
report cards. The most important social affair of the year-The junior Prom. This proved to be a gala occasion and it was 1
declared by many to have been the best prom ever given a Senior Class. Cnce again, the critical days loomed up before us, but
we finally "pulled through" and we were informed we had become Seniors.
Now we had reached the goal line and all we had to do was to cross it. We were reinforced from the rural districts and
we found that we were 6I strong.
Durand Francis-for short we call him "Du"-was again elected to assume the leadership of our Class and to our notion
he is a model president worthy of any such office.
With "joey" Thompson as captain of both football and basketball, and with two excellent coaches, Mr. E. F. Bitters and
Mr. John Emminger, we had two championship teams. We also had a great girls' team due to Miss Gilbert's coaching and in
Laura Church we had a captain that could not be beaten.
We have held very few parties this year, partly because we realized our stay here was short and we have tried to make
the best of it. Our last party was given on the evening of April 26th, at the American Legion Hall.
As we are about to pass out as graduates of T. H. S. we try hard to recall the time when we passed in as Freshmen and
it is with a genuine feeling of regret that we terminate our stay here-Our ALMA IVIATER.
George W. Becker.
Ladies and Gentlemen, also Classmates: I have this evening the very soul-satisfying position of slamming my classmates
all I want to, for once, with nobody telling me to stop. l proceed to this delightful task with great glee and satisfaction.
To begin l will pick on our so-called President, Durand Francis. The first mistake the Class made was in electing. It is
not to be wondered at when he could not keep the Class quiet, being naturally so noisy himself, and then he did not have the time
to attend to the Class affairs, as he was too busy trying to vamp some of the female members of the Senior Class.
Tryonville thought it would do its duty by sending Eyla Herring down as its representative. We cannot help but feel
that Tryonville made a great mistakeg besides it makes more work for our principal, as he is obliged to watch her all the time and
keep her quiet.
Those inseparables, Bob and Grimes, just because their friends told them in fun that they were rather good in one or two
plays, they took it to heart and thought they meant it. The last the Class heard of them was that they had entered their appli-
cation to Hollywood.
Now our little fashion plate, Lottie, thought she was especially gifted to set the styles in bobbed hair, clothes and etc., so
the rest of the Class followed her example and now look at them! The Class looks like a Cubist Nightmare.
Clarence McKalip, our Mellon food infant is really too small to notice. He's all right in his way, but that's usually in some-
bodys else's. t
And Harriet Hall-if you don't know her, its because she is so small and unobstrusive. You can't have the least bit of
fun with her. She doesn't talk much and has never been known to laugh. She's like me, she's quiet.
They say the football team made an enviable record. That's nothing, a girl's football team could have done better than
"Vanity of Vanities," saith the preacher. That's our Helen, always fussing, always primping. I think this explains
why she is never to school on time.
Poor Ernest Staub has spent all his time, money and patience trying to beautify himself, and look at the result. We
wonder who the lady fair is that is responsible for all this.
No wonder Mid Meyer has that far away look. How could we expect to keep her interest here when all her thoughts
are centered at Buffalo.
If joe Thompson would learn a new tune Weld all be delighted. He whistles "Souvenirs" until we nearly go wild.
Virginia Burdick and Helen Lofgren have become regular nuisances around school. They come here at eight o'clock
every morning because they are afraid they might be late.
Floyd Roberts must eat about ten meals a day. Anyway, every time we see him he has a toothpick in his mouth.
And now as you think over these remarks and their application to the character of my classmates, I am sure you will realize
that I am a very unprejudiced person, and throughout this entire speech my motto has been, "Honesty is the best policy."
Last Will and Testament
We, the Class of l923, of the Titusville High School, County of Crawford, State of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind and memory, and knowing
that our high school Clays are numbered, do make, publish, and declare this our last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all other wills
made by us heretofore.
Those possessions which we, as a Class, have been fortunate enough to acquire, we dispose of as follows:
To the Faculty, who have so carefully guided our footsteps through our four years of school life, we give our sincerest gratitude and appreciation.
To Mr. Bitters, who for the last two years has been the sole instructor of the Commercial students of the Class of '23, we render our hearty thanks
for his especial interest in us, and his co-operation with us.
Our unusual amount of brilliancy, pep and enthusiasm we bequeath to the juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen, respectively, to be divided equally
Certain illustrious members of the Class of '23 who are blessed with more worldly possessions than the rest of us, bequeath the following:
I, Eyla Herring, do hereby will and bequeath to Ida Phillips, several "Daily Dozen" records, with the hope that she may obtain as good results
in the future as I have in the past.
I, George Becker, hereby will and bequeath to Mary Earley, one volume of books entitled, "How to become a convincing talker."
I, Harriet Hall, do hereby will to Nlildred Myers, several dozen slightly used ear-rings of all sizes, shapes, and colors.
I, DeCosta Williams, do will and bequeath to Evan Swanson, my celluloid collar.
I, Buna Knapp, do hereby will and bequeath to Alice Kelly, my power to vamp.
I, Cornelia Anderson, do hereby will and bequeath to Margaret Wilkinson, literature which gives secret methods in the art of hair dressing.
C I, Robert Shreve, the proud owner of the largest pair of pedal extremeties in T. H. S., do will and bequeath these said extremeties to Preston Mc-
I, Laura Church, do hereby will and bequeath to Louis Caldwell, my knowledge as a Latin student.
I, Clarence McKalip, dy will and bequeath to Verna Shepard, my remaining packages of Mellon's Food. Q
I, Donald Bishop, do hereby will and bequeath to next year's cheer leader, my badly worn megaphone, and hope said cheer leader will prove as
worthy of it as I have.
I, Mildred Meyer, do hereby will and bequeath to Catherine Sjoden, the large dimple in my chin.
I, Durand Francis, as President of the Senior Class, do will and bequeath to joseph Radack the privilege of acting superior and of giving orders to
other mere members.
I, joseph Thompson, the outstanding figure in the history of T. H. S., do will and bequeath to William Helfrich, my fame and laurels as a football
and basketball player.
I, Lottie McCaslin, do will and bequeath to Orpha Symmonds, my much envied complexion. Said complexion may be purchased at any drug
store-preferably Kemble's. '
I, Erwin Fritts, do hereby will and bequeath to Garrett Hummer, my book of etiquette which lays special stress on the subject, "How a lady should
I, Gertrude Mulvehill, do hereby will and bequeath to Viola Cuthbert, my dignity and composure of manner.
Lastly, we do hereby appoint our worthy Principal, Mr. Stetson, as executor of this, our last will and testament.
In Witness, whereof, we have hereby subscribed our hand and seal, this twenty-first day of june, in the Year of Our Lord, one thousand, nine hundred
and twenty-three. Signed,
THE CLASS OF l923,
By Mary Paul, Attorney.
Tune "Crinoline Days"'
By Harriet Hall
Mem'ries of school days,
Dear, joyous school days,
We will remember long,
Thot's of our dear old songs,
Our pranks and our studies, our joys, right and wrongg
Now we are leaving,
Sadly we're grieving,
Sorry we are to go,
For these are the gladclest,
Yes, and the saddest,
Days that we will ever know.
In those dear old T. H. S. days,
Gay, happy classmates with their gay happy ways,
When our lessons and our pleasures,
Filled the hours with glad and joyful measures,
Back in '23 we were there,
Dignified Seniors with a dignified air,
When we are old folks
We'll longingly gaze,
Back at those T. H. S. days.
Words and Music by Erwin Fritts
Now we've finished our school days,
We're glad and sorry too,
And while we hate to go away,
We'll really not be blueg
And though we go to college
Or start on Life's Career,
Deep in our hearts, the name and thought of
We will always hold dear.
So farewell Titusville High,
We'll always think of you,
Think of our work and of our play time toog
Many the friendships we have made at school,
Friendships according to the Golden Rule.
Weive just one thing more to tell,
Before we say our last farewell,
Our love for you will never die,
So good bye dear Titusville High.
Now is the day of the Seniors, our tasks and our trials are behind usp.
Now we're about to depart and leave the dear halls of our High School...
Sorry are we to go, for the school days we've had are the gladdest..
Of all of our days in the past, of all days to come in the future.
Studies and trials we,ve had are pale neath the joys of our school daysg
We will forget the grind in remembrance of pranks we've committed.
Faculty, teachers all, as a class we'll remember your kindness:
You have had patience with us, when we've tried you beyond your endurance:
Never shall we forget you, although through the world we may wander,
Seeking we know not what, o'er all the broad face of creation.
Schoolmates and friends so dear, we leave you with hearts full of sorrow.
Loving pals have we been, o'er looking the faults of each other.
Friends that we make in our youth are the friends that remain with us always
New friendsiare good, 'tis true, but the old friends are nearest and dearest
So will we bid you farewell, and beg that you will not forget us.
Keep in your hearts one spot for our Class.
Farewell, and God keep you.
Harriet Rodier Hall.
Senior Roll Call
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unior ROII Call
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Sophomore ROII Call
VAN ALLEN, EDWARD
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Freshman ROII Call
VAN GUILDER, FLORENCE
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COACH E. F. BITTERS
Titusville High School owes its success on the
football field to Mr. E. F. Bitters, the head of the
Commercial Department. Through his efforts the
High School won distinction as one of the leading
scholastic teams of Northwestern Pennsylvania.
Only one game was lost during the season, this to
Oil City in the last minute of play. Mr. Bitters
was at a great handicap this year, through the loss
of five letter men of last year's championship eleven.
We surely are glad to announce that he will be with
us again next year and we wish him the best of
Joseph Thompson was the Captain
of this year's football team and played
his position at quarter-back to per-
fection. His end runs and gains
through center are almost of national
renown. "Joey" is a worker, always
willing to help in any event which
will benefit school or community.
Joey is lost by graduation this year,
and his place will be a very hard one
At a meeting of the football letter
men, William Helfrich, a member of
the Junior Class, was elected captain
of next year's eleven. He is very
faithful in his work and we are sure
he will make a capable leader. He
has won three letters in football and
his work featured most every game
last season. I-Ie played right half-
back and is known for his ability to
get around the ends for big gains.
We wish "Bill's" football team the
best of success.
45 THE OPTIMIST
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The season opened on September 3lst, with a game against the Alumni. The game resulted in a 45-0 victory for the High
School. This game proved to the fans of Titusville that the High School would have a good team and were deserving of their
The Scholastic season opened a week later with a game at home against Cambidge Springs. The High School was con-
siderably out-weighed in this contest, but came out victorious by a score of 26-0.
The third game was against East High of Erie and resulted in another victory for the local team. The final score was
25-7. Erie started off with a rush and scored a touchdown in the first few minutes of play. This seemed to put a fighting spirit
into our boys and they came back with four touchdowns and one goal.
Our next game was played at Cambridge Springs and we returned home victorious by a score of 45-0. Cambridge was
completely outplayed during the entire contest and it was just a question of how big the score would be.
The next game was at home with Union City and again our gridiron warriors were victorious, after a hard fought contest.
The score was 7-0. It seemed that this was the local's off day of the season and they could not get going.
The sixth and bitterly contested game of the year was played at Franklin. This was a league game and the result would
determine our standing for the championship. We journeyed to Franklin to play the team representing the "Nursery City",
but after the contest got started the referee, coach and town were our opponents. Nevertheless, they could not stop "The Brown
and Gold Tornado" from scoring a 6-2 victorv. The High School received the worst deal ever accorded a local team and their
victory Proved the rule that "Cheaters never profitf,
On Armistice day we journeyed to Ridgway and celebrated the holiday by holding their heavy team to a 6-6 tie. We
scored first and at the end of the half were leading 6-0. Then Ridgway's weight began to make itself felt and we were content
with a tie. Ridgway proved themselves good sports, and we shall be very glad to welcome them to our city next Armistice day.
It seemed that the locals would win the championship, but Oil City spoiled our claims by scoring a 7-0 victory over us in
one of the hardest games of the season. Similar to the Warren game played last year, the breaks were entirely against us. It
was no disgrace to lose against the team that represented Oil City High School, as they played an excellent br: nd of football.
The contest was free from the usual wrangling over decisions made by the officials and was a great battle from ex ery flewpoint.
Their touchdown was scored during the last few minutes of play when Clinger picked a forward pass out of the air and raced
over the goal line with a touchdown.
The final and greatest game of the season resulted in a 7-7 tie with the Meadville High team. It was played Thanksgiving
Day before the largest crowd of the year. We were outplayed during the first half of the contest, but in the second half Mead-
ville was completely outclassed. Trace, an ineligible man, did all of lVleadville's work. He was surely a wonderful player, and
broke through our line time after time for big gains. Our boys opened up a brilliant aerial attack in the second half, and scored
a touchdown with about four minutes left to play.
The men who received letters in football this year were Captain Joseph Thompson, Arthur Bodamer, Captain-elect William
Helfrich, Lloyd Nichols, Raymond Mulvey, Durand Francis, Garret Hummer, George Becker, Harold Linden, Francis jordan,
Warner Brown, Philip Stewart, and Lloyd Bodamer.
HELEN W. GILBERT, COACH
This year the School Board secures Helen Gilbert to
coach the girls' team. To Miss Gilbert belongs the laurels,
she encountered many difficulties in changing from boys to
girls rules, but overcame them and, as may be seen by the
results, left them far behind. She chaperoned the girls
on their trips and has proved to be a good disciplinarian
as all reports show. Miss Gilbert is a Titusville girl,
having graduated from T. H. S. in the Class of 'l9, and
from Grove City College in '22. It is sincerely hoped
that she will be with us next year.
LAURA CHURCH, CAPTAIN
"Churchie", as she is better known, led the Brown
and Gold team through this season, and won the confi-
dence and admiration of all who were associated with her.
Playing a splendid game at guard, she was a tower of
strength on the Hoor, and an important cog in the team
play. Laura worked for her team and not for personal
honor, and did much toward this year's successful record.
It is with keenest regret that we accept her loss by grad-
B H T T
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The Girls' Basketball team had one of the most successful seasons in the history of the school, playing ten games and win-
ing seven of them. They also won the Girls' Championship of Northwestern Pennsylvania. The following girls won letters this
CAPT. LAURA CHURCH i.r.r,,,,.. .......... R . G. MGR. MILDRED MEYER .,..,... ,.,,..,, R . F.
RUTH BRAILSFORD ,,,,,........e,.. ,...,.,,...,..,.,.,.... C . ADELAIDE McMILLAN rise,,,..,,,,,......., ,,,,..,,,,,, S . C.
ALICE KELLY .,...,.,,...,,..,..,.....,..,.,,,...,.,,,.,.....,,.,.... L. G. KATHERINE SJODEN ,,....,,....,..,,.,,..,.,.,.,,,.....,,,, L. F.
The T. H. 5. team has scored 250 points to their opponents I38. Of these, Meyer made 45 field goals and 5I-IZI fouls:
Sjoden made 53 field goals and 7 out of I5 fouls. Kelly and Church made a wonderful combination at guard. During the year
Kelly's opponent made 29 field goals and Church's 22.
Much credit is due to the coaching of Miss Helen Gilbert, a graduate of the Class of 'I9 T. I-I. S. This is the first year
for games under girl's rules and the sport did not prove to be as popular with the fans as formerly under the other rules. But it
is hoped that next year the season will be more of a success financially.
Laura Church was this year's Captain and held a guard position. "Churchie's" motto was "stick to your man" and this
is the main reason for the small number of baskets scored by her opponents.
Mildred was the manager and foul shooter. With her running partner Sjoden, Mid gave wonderful exhibitions of pass-
work and shooting. She made 45 field goals and 51-IZI fouls.
Ruth Brailsford played center and always had the jump on her opponent. In fact most of her opponents became discour-
aged and seemed to stop jumping after the Hrst tip off. A great deal of credit is due Ruth, especially for her work in the 0. C. H.
game at Titusville. She will be sorely missed next year.
Adelaide McMillan played side center. Too much praise can not be given Ad for her excellent work. Many times her
swiftlpass to one of the forwards has added two points to the T. I-I. S. score. Ad is our champion high jumper, as few balls pass
over er head. '
Katherine Sjoden held the other forward position, and was noted for her running and for eluding her guard. It was im-
possible to stop her when she started and that was always at the beginning of the game.
Alice Kelly played guard with Church and to her goes the greater share of the credit. From Kelly came the "pep" that
kept the girls in good spirits.
Helen Sjoden was this yearis first sub, playing both at center and,guard. I-Ier work and steady attendance at practice
deserve much credit.
Church, Meyer, Brailsford, and I-I. Sjoden will be lost by graduation and will be sorely missed next year. Among the
principal contenders for positions left vacant by them will be Jillson, Moore, Bly and Roof.
COACH J. G. EMMINGER
The School Board was very fortunate this year in
obtaining the services of "Jack" Emminger, physical
director of the Y. M. C. A. as Coach for the Boys' Basket-
ball Team. The team showed that it had been coached
well, in the decisive manner by which teams in its class
were defeated. Only two league games were lost, both
away from home by close scores. This is a great record
compared to those of past years. Mr. Emminger had
three places to fill at the beginning of the season, through
the loss of three letter men of last year's team.
CAPTAIN JOSEPH THOMPSON
"joey" was the Captain of Basketball this year and
worked well with Mr. Emminger in attaining the high
honor due the team. joe played forward and gained
recognition as the leading forward in Northwestern Penn-
sylvania. He led District 3 League in the total number
of points scored, despite the fact that he was guarded very
closely by opposing teams.
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This year's basketball team was the most successful team? we have had in years. Out of seventeen games played, we won twelve and lost five. This
was our second year in the N. W. P. l. A. L., and we ended up the schedule in second place. We led the league practically all season and were picked as
champions, when Meadville spoiled our chances.
The season opened auspiciously on December 15, with a victory over Rocky Grove High School by a score of 56-I3. Rocky Grove was completely
outplayed during the entire contest.
On December 22, we won our second game of the season by defeating Sheffield High School 57-I0. The foot floor work of the locals baffled the
Sheffield quintet while close guarding by Helfrich and Bodamer kept our opponents' score down.
The next game was with the Alumni and they were defeated by a score of 79-26. The second team was injected into the fray at the beginning of the
third quarter, and still the Alumni could not score to any advantage.
Our first out-of-town game was played at Warren, January 5. Warren demonstrated their superior ability in basketball and we were defeated 55-I 3.
The size of the Warren players was a great disadvantage to the locals.
Our next game was with Rocky Grove and was played in the Franklin Y. M. C. A. gymnasium. We defeated them for the second time this season
4l -l9. The locals scored almost at will.
Our first league game was played at Oil City, and we were defeated by the margin of six points,. 30-24. Oil City was completely outplayed during
the first part of the contest, the half ending I0-9 in our favor. At the beginning of the third quarter, Oil City made three long shots count for baskets
and this six point lead was never overcome.
One of the real thrills of the basketball season was furnished on Friday, January 26. The Polish College team was defeated after a very hard struggle
35-30. The locals played better during this contest, than at any time this season.
Our second league game of the season was with Meadville and they were easily defeated by a score of 55-26. The only time Meadville led during
the entire contest was in the first quarter. At the beginning of the second quarter the Brown and Gold Quintet "got started" and were never in danger
the remainder of the game.
On Wednesday, February 7, Oil City High School was defeated 33-20. The feature of this game was the comeback of the localsg who, after being
on the small end of I4-5 score at the end of the first half, emerged victorious.
February 9, we invaded the "City of Stumpsu and defeated the team representing Corry High School 44-12.
Warren came here February I7 for their return game and gave us the only defeat of the season on our own floor by the score of 48-26. Warren
was completely outplayed during the first quarter, but their size began to count and they quickly gained a substantial lead.
Our first league game away was played at Franklin and the locals emerged victorious 27-23. Franklin led at the end of the first half but close guard-
ing and accurate basket shooting enabled Titusville to overtake them.
Franklin played their return game on March 2, and Titusville defeated them again, 28-27 after a hard struggle. Franklin, not satisfied with the
outcome of the struggle filed a protestg but the decision was made in favor of Titusville.
The last league game of the season was played at Meadville and we had to be contented with the short end of a 23-22 count. With a one point
lead and ten seconds to go. Meadville made a long field goal and this spoiled our chance for the championship, by putting us in a tie with Oil City for
The following Saturday night, Corry invaded our city and were defeated 33-20. We started the game without the services of two of our regulars
and this fact accounted for Corry holding us during the first part of the contest.
The game with Oil City to see which team represented District 3 at Grove City was played at Corry, and resulted in a 33-I5 victory for Oil City.
We simply could not get "going". The largest number of fans to accompany a Titusville team out of town was on hand.
. The last game of the year was played at Sheffield. The final score being 24-l8 in our favor. This was also the last scholastic game for "joey"
Thompson, "Du" Francis and "Rip" Mulvey.
The following men received letters in basketball this year: Captain joseph Thompson, Raymond Mulvey, Durand Francis, Lloyd Bodamer, William
Helfrich. and Harold Linden. Donald Bishop was also awarded a letter as the cheer-leader.
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Girls, Glee Club Roll Call
MOOK, IRIS A
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Day By Day
"Hey, VVarty," came in a stage whisper from a pretty, dark-eyed little girl across the aisle, "Can I take your pencil?"
The small boy of ten years, designated by the picturesque name of "Warty," handed over the said pencil with a Hush of shame and embarrassment
on his round, chubby face. The unexpected had happened! It is usually the unexpected that happens, but in this case it was not as usual. Herbert
Allen ffor that was the name by which he had been known hithertob trained by former experiences, had watched with growing fears, a small lump, bearing
a resemblance to a pimple, but which had grown and developed into a hideous growth,-a wart! But an ordinary wart is not so disagreeable as to cause
a healthy, wide-awake boy to suffer thereby. But this wart, so unlike others of its kind, was in a peculiar position, right on the very end of his chin!
Now he was an object of ridicule for all of his playmates, a thing which was insufferable to his sensitive nature. But this was the last straw, when
his old sweetheart and playmate, Maybelle Rogers, had called him "Warty," even while asking a favor!
This particular day was in April, and the sun was shining into the windows of the old country schoolhouse as if to make up for lost time. The chil-
dren were very restless that day. Spring had come and they thought it was not a time to go to school.
Some of the more mischievious ones were slyly throwing paper wads or doing many other things which they well knew that they shouldn't. Others
were gazing longingly out the windows.
Among the latter was Herbert, one of his hands, rumpling his brown curly hair, while the other was placed firmly on the end of his chin, concealing
the cause of his disgrace from the eyes of the world. And his brown serious eyes were gazing upon some far distant scene in which troubles such as warts
had no lace. '
lsliss Gainsford, the little wizened-up teacher, who was passionately fond of boys, but could not seem to make them fond of her, was becoming rather
vexed at the afternoon's proceedings.
"Herbert," she said, trying to speak severely, but failing in the attempt, "Herbert, my little boys aren't allowed to look out of the windows when
they should be studying."
Herbert came back to his books with a sigh. That his wart was still there was apparent, but as for being called, "Warty," he thought it wasn't
worse than being called, "My little boy," especially the "lVly."
Finally four o'cIock came and school was out. The moment which Herbert alternately dreaded and hoped for was approaching. He went slowly
out to the porch, but he did not go home. He was apparently waiting for someone-for whom?
We shall soon see. There she is now in the doorway of the old white schoolhouse, Maybelle-with her dark curls blowing about her bright, winsome
face, and her brown eyes bent downward under her long silken lashes
Herbert stepped forward with his heart pounding, his head bared, and his hat held in one hand, covering the end of his chin.
"lVIaybelle," he said stammeringly, "You're going to go home along with me, aren't you?"
She hesitated a second and then around the corner of the szhoolhouse came a new arrival. His white waist was as spotless as if straight from the
wash. His light hair was smooth and shiny and his girlish looking face was clean as water could make it.
He saw Maybelle and same forward and with a flourishing bow said in a small piping voice: "May I have the pleasure of seeing you home, lVIaybelle?"
These courtly manners won the day with Maybelle.
"Yes," she answered sweetly. She turned to Herbert. "Warty, I'm going home with Percy, I loathe warts, and he doesn't have any."
"Huh," said Warty to hide his hurt. "that sissy!" Percy shot him a contemptous glance. "Oh, hello! you there, Warty? Come on, Maybelle,
Herbert watched their retreating figures with revenge in his heart and decided to go home through the woods. When he reached home, he greeted
his mother with, "Ma, l've just got to get this wart off!"
"Oh, it'll come off after awhile," was the comforting answer. "It does not look had anyway. It looks like a dirrple only a dimple turns in. Besides
you're not going to put anything on it. Why, that smooth skin like ours has been the pride of the Allen family for years. Your father had it, and his
father had it before him. Well do I remember how carefully he watched over you when you were but a toddling baby, so that no harm would come to it.
Why, I believe that he'd turn over in his grave if he thought I was allowing you to put anything on it which might do harm."
But Herbert, engrossed in a magazine was lost to this lengthy tirade. Suddenly he sprang up, shouting and gesticulating, "Oh, boy what luck!" he said.
Day By Day fCom'z7zuea'!
"Whatever is the matter with you?" exclaimed his mother, "have you gone crazy?"
"Oh, no," rejoined Herbert, "I know how to get rid of my wart."
"Don't you put anything on it," said Mrs. Allen anxiously, "I forbid it."
"I'm not, but I don't see why you'd care if I did. I couldn't put on anything to make it look worse than this wart does!"
:The cause of his excitement was this. He was looking listlessly through a magazine until he saw these headlines. "How to Cure Your Own Weak-
He read the article which was by a Frenchman, Coue, who said that by suggestion to the sub-conscious mind, one could cure oneself. or at least
mprove one's condition. Herbert read that if a person said again and again. "Day by day in every way, I'm getting better and better," or something to
that effect, and if they believed in it faithfully, the desired cure would be brought about.
Now this was Herbert's plan to say, "Day by day in every way, my wart is getting smaller and smaller." He would try anything once.
So all his waking moments that night were spent in repeating over and over again this prescription. Likewise all the way to school the next morn-
ing, he kept time to his glad footsteps in this way. He no longer was discouraged. He felt as though the wart was as good as gone.
At school he couldn't study. Instead, he kept his eyes on his reader and repeated his formula over and over.
When the time came for his reading class, he did not hear the summons and had to be called.
"Herbert," said Miss Gainsford in honeyed tones, "I'm sure you have a good lesson today. You haven't taken your eyes off your book for a long
time and you seemed to be studying very diligently. You may read first this morning as a reward for your labors."
Herbert grinned sheepishly and began. It was poetry and he hadn't studied it a bit. He made pretty poor work of it and stumbled over a great
many of the words. Finally, he saw a ray of hope. There was one sentence anyway that he could read. It began, "Day by day." Herbert read it
triumphantly, "Day by day in every way, my wart is getting smaller and smaller."
There was a general snickering in the school room which finally burst forth into a roar of laughter. Miss Gainsford gasped in surprise.
"Herbert, are you trying to get funny?" she asked. "For that, you must stay in this recess!" Herbert was astounded. He knew that he had read
rather poorly, but not enough so to have to stay in. He glanced down at his book and his eyes rested on the sentence beginning with, "Day by day."
Why it was different from what he had thought and read! It was:
"Day by day buds are unfolding
Against the wall whose stones are molding."
So that was the reason. Oh, well--. He stayed in at recess, and spent his time profitably in repeating his formula. "Day by day in every way
my wart is getting smaller and smaller."
All the rest of the day he kept this up until he could scarcely think of anything else. He dicln't cast surreptitious glances at Maybelle. She noticed
this and tried to get his attention by calling him be his old name of "Herbie" But "Herbie" did not heed. Mr. Coue had said that one must concentrate.
lgle had looked this word up in the dictionary which said that it meant "to bring to one point." He was determined to do the thing well while he was
om it. '
g But sometimes he would lapse unto day-dreams where Maybelle liked warts and, better yet. the one who owned them! Suddenly he jumped. He
heard Miss Gainsford say, "Day by day." She saw his surprise and said, "Why Herbert, I think you should learn this rule which I am telling to all you
dear children. Now say it after me, 'If you study your lessons day by day they will become very much easier.' "
Herbert obeyed. He was on familiar ground. "If you study your lessons day by day your warts will become smaller and smaller," he said.
The school burst into uproarious laughter. "Herbert Allen," said the teacher in exasperation, "if you want so badly to make that wart smaller,
come up here to the blackboard."
She drew a circle on the blackboard about level with his eyes. "Now, for a punishment," she said, "put your wart within that circle and stand
there until school is out. Maybe if you push hard enough. your wart will become smaller in that way."
But Herbert, nothing daunted, kept on repeating the words which had caused him so much trouble.
After school the children clustered about him. demanding an explanation. He explained in full and straightway he was the center of attraction.
They all wanted to try his cure for some of their own infirmities. '
Day By Day fC0m'z?2uea'l
One little girl with a long nose went about saying, "Day by day in every way my nose is getting shorter and shorter." A boy, called Freckles had
for his maxim, "Day by day in every way my freckles are getting fewer and fewer."
As a result of these followers, Herbert was becoming very popular. They even forgot to call him "Warty." It seemed to make no difference if
there was no apparent cure. The little girl thought her nose was getting a little shorter and F reckles dicln't think he had quite so many freckles as before
As for Herbert, he seldom thought about his wart. He had more important matters to think about, such as baseball and Maybelle. He and Maybelle
were on good terms again.
"'JVhy," she confided to Herbert when on their homeward journey after school, "I like warts now. Percy says that toads bring them and I like
toads. Percy is afraid of them, but he is a regular sissy, anyway."
On the whole, life was going along too smoothly to care about warts.
But one morning after he had reached school, all the children kept looking at him so long that he finally asked, "What's the matter?"
"Why," said Maybelle, "where's your wart?"
He put a tentative finger to his chin. Sure enough the wart was gone!
"Gee," he said in surprise, "it worked, didn't it?"
"Aw," said Percy scornfully, "it just came off like any other ol' wart."
But of course no one paid any attention to him They knew what caused his unbelief. He was jealous.
Of course Herbert was glad to have it come off. but he really didn't care as much about it as he thought he would, as long as Maybelle didn't care.
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Clerk-"This is a bookstore, not a butcher shop."
A leller lo a well-known pain! shop4"Gentlemen: Please send me
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Polly-"Say, do you know Mac?"
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Pegf"Do you know Mac?"
Goldie F.-fReading from newspaperl-"He died at five o'clock last
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Pat and Mike each wanted to be up first on St. Patrick's Day.
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B. Shreve-"Becuase it is purp-in-de-cooler."
Raslus--QAt Frosh dance,-"Mandy, am your program full?"
MandyA"Lawdy, no. Mr. Cubes. It takes more dan two sand-
wiches and a cup of tea for dat."
Diner-"ls it good soup?"
Wailer-"Sure, fourteen carrot."
"Sir, your daughter has promised to become my wife."
"Well, don't come to me for sympathy. You might know some-
thing would happen to you, hanging around here five nights a week."
Alice H.-"How do you get down from an elephant?"
Harrie! H.-"You don't get down from an elephant, you get it
from a duck." '
You all make fun of our bobbed hair,
Let's hear you laugh old dears,
But funnier still is the female male,
Who wears sideburns below his ears.
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