Titusville High School - Optimist Yearbook (Titusville, PA)

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" Pumping Powers "Olin" Gas Engines "Acme" Oil Well Boilery "Acme" Steam Engines Heating 8 Power Boilers "Abel" Aato Pumping Powerf Stills, T anles, Stacks Steel Plate Work MAIN UFFICE AND WORKS TITUSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA THE OPTIMIST FRIGID IRE Thelfoundationof g The Electrical Refrigerator for Modern Homes keeps your food fit to eat. Colder than ice, cleaner than ice and more convenient. If you like We will mail you an attractive bulletin, or a phone call will bring our representative to your door. DAME 81 WESTERGREN Success "Thrift is the foundation of success in business, of con- tentment in the home, of standing in society." The first step on the road to success is a savings ac- count. We invite you to open an account With us. ELECTRICAL MERCHANDISERS BANK 118 North Franklin sr. AND Tiwsville Titusville, Pa. THE OPTIMIST The Feeling of Responsibility . H. REID 81 C0 It gives to a man or woman a feeling of responsibility 1 to be able to write a check. . . Qrgandie Dresses, Silk Dresses, This is the convenient, business-like, complete way tolpay all bills. Hosiery, C8IT1iSOlCS, Why not Open such an Account Gloves and Corsets at this Bank today? The Gil City National Bank IN READY-TO-WEAR OIL CITY, PENNA. EVERYTHING Deposits, Over i96,000,000.00 THE OPTIMIST FOREWORD We tlze Gloss of 1923, Tz'tLzs'Uz'lle Hz'gh School, respectfully dedzkate zflzis pub- lz'catz'o11 to our beloved teaolzef' and ad- fuisor, Mz'ss Iris Barr. 1 Tir fa ,H i 1 . -f -- 1 l THE oP'rnvus-r 6 l 4 l Faculty 4 G. ARTHUR STETSON, B. Sc., Principal IRIS BARR, A. B., Assistant Principal. Mathematics l 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 THE OPTIMIST 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. THE OPTIMIST Editor-in-Chief .,.,, ,,.,.. Business Manager ....,. Assistant Editor... 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 ........MILDRED MEADER .,......HELEN KENDALL Sophomore Reporter... Freshman Reporter .,,.. Faculty Supervisors EVAN SWANSON, '24 EMORY PASTORIUS, '25 DONALD BISHOP, '23 HULL ....,....TYRELLA FRANCIS G. ARTHUR STETSON ERWIN F. BITTERS PAUL J. MURPHY THE OPTI IS T S I I T T A U F S P F 1 L L E 2 9 3 H. S. THE OPTIMIST Editorials IN PASSING 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. THANK YOU 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. THE OPTIMIST Valedictorian ....,.,A,,,A Salutatorian .,....,,,Y ,,,,,,, Third Honor ..... ,,,,,,,,,A Latin Honor.. French Honor .,,,,, Presldent ...,,,r7,,,. ,,,7,,,,,, Roll .,.r.,,ERWIN FRITTS .r.....,,.PAUL HARRIS DOLORES SCHEHR .. o.,o,.o. LAURA CHURCH .,.,,..MARION MARS of Honor English Honor ....,,r,, Mathematics Honor ...,..,,,, MARY PAUL DURAND FRANCIS LPHILIP STEWART Science Honor ...,.......,r... ,..,, . HIVIILLARD BOYLE History Honor .o,,o,,,, ..,......GEORGE. BECKER Commercial iHonor ,7..Y. NIVIILDRED MEADER SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS DURAND FRANCIS Vice President L..,L.,c,,, Secretary and Treasurer ....,... ROBERT BURCH DURAND NEFF FRANCIS Latin Scientific Course s,,s..,MARION MARS President of Senior Class President of umor Class Vice President of Sophomore Class President of Manager of Basketball I923 Glee Club l9l8 23 e e l ' , i I ' , i - i I ' 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. ' THE OPTIMIST li P 0 P 1 1, tu 4, 'P 1, p 1, 4 O li U 1 i li.. ll . '4 C ,Q 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 Commercial Course 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 Commercial Course Junior Play: Glee Club 4 years: junior Prom Committee: Treasurer '2l. "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 Commercial' Course 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 would. V THE OPTIMIST . Q 1' 1 0 1 1 1, 41 l 1 1 I 11 1, , A, 4 1 1 1 1 1, 11 1 1, ' tr 1 1 1' 4 A 1 1 1 1 1, , li 1 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 'Zl-23. 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. Commercial Course 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- body's friend. ' 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 Quartet. 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 ist! 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. THE OPTIMIST 1 '44 '4 4' 4 ' li '4 4' Q ' 'l 44 4 4 4' 4 44 ' ,' l l4 4 ' 4 ' I '4 4l 'l 4 4 4' ll I 0 4 4 4l 44 1 ,l Q 4 4' ' '4 4' 'l 4 4 4' 4 4 .4 V 4444 ,. . 4' Ruth Gerdes Brailsford C-lee Club 4 years: Basketball '22-'23. 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 2 years. 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 Commerical Course 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. THE OPTIMIST P 5 ' l P 0 1 4 l ' 1 l l l ll l I v ' r .I 4, tj 1, L 4 n' 1 I, tl l l l F 1 P J li 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. Commercial Course 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- tioned? 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. F THE OPTIMIST 1 1' '1 11 11 1: 21 0 1: 11 1, 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 11 1 1 1 1 1, 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ' 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 11 11' 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 11 11 11 , , . ... 14 41 Goldie Gertrude Fine Commercial Course 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 Junior Play "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 Salutatorian 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 good cartoonist. THE OPTIMIST 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ' ' 1, 1 1, 1 '1 1 , 1 ,l l, 41 l 1 1 1 '1 1 1 1 1 ,1 1, . ,, 11 1: ,l ', l ll 1l, l1 41 1' 1 1 1 ,1 4, ,l ,J is Ll Mary Eyla Herring Commercial Course Class Donor 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 Ralph's destination. 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. i THE OPTIMIST 1 2 M' ' Q r P ig fl 1, ll , 1 A 11 0 1, 1 I 1 Q I 1 , , 1, 11 vl l 1 , l1 1' ' 4 1, 1 ', 4' 1 P ll l il ' 1 P i D 1, ' V 1 1 ' 1 1 X lj 4 4 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 Commercial Course 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 Commercial Course Class Basketball 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. THE OPTIMIST C 1 1+ +I f tn r I I 'a lr 1 C Uk g E E 2 E i 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 leading lady! Commercial Course 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- one. Commercial Course Giggles-teehees-ecstacy of 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 Florence. French Scientific Course French Honor: Vice President of Senior Class: Fire Team l year. 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. THE OPTIMIST C 'D I I 4 P 1 1+ In 4' ' 1' 4' -A 1: , 4 'C 1" C Mildred Elizabeth Meader Commercial Course: Commer- cial Honorg Optimist Staff: Glee Club '23. 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 Committee. "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- letic Play. 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 above. 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 so-called jokes. THE OPTIMIST 0 Q J' 4 P P I 1, .4 4, 4 1 I '4 4 4 ' ll li 4' 14 i P 4 14 4, 1 4 J Clarence ROY lVlcKalip Argyl L. McKenzie Dalton I. McKenzie Gertrude Lula Mulevhill Commercial Course 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. ' English Course 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 sister. 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 way. Commercial Course 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 Class Knocker? THE OPTINIIST 4, it 4 44 0 4 4 4 4 4' 4 4 4 4, t4 4, 41 4 44 44 1 4 ' 4 4 4 4 4, 4 4 44 John Raymond Mulvey Ralph Nelson Homer Foster Reed Mary Isabelle Paul Commercial Course 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? Commercial Course 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 starving people. Commercial Course 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 school. Commercial Course: English Honor: Class Willg Junior Prom Committee. 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, too. THE OPTIMIST 0 ....A.,....,..,.. ,v,,, 5, f 1 11 o 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1, 41 1 1, 1 1 . 11 1: . 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 '1 1, 41' ,1 1 ' 1 I3 P J .,,..m,,.,,..,,, 1+ Floyd Edward Roberts Carry lleen Ross Ellen Birdena Ross Dolores Katherine Schehr Latin Scientific Course Glee Club 2 yearsg Fire Teamg Senior Qu Floyd artet. 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 li paper wrx Senior Gi sing! mg notes to a certain rl. And how he can English Course 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. Commercial Course 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 it was. Commercial Course: Third Honor: Editor-in-Chief Opti- mist "ZZ-23. 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. THE OPTIMIST lr 4 . tr l ll.. 1 4" r I .Q 1, 1 O ' P Q, 1. f 4 l l r : Robert McCrum Shreve English Course: Fire Dept. l yearg Asst. Cheer Leaderg Clee Club '20-23: junior Play: Ath- letic Play '22: Senior Quartet: Class Artist, 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- ball '22-23. 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. Ernest Staub Commercial Course Fire Team l year Class Donor 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 this field. William Steinbuhler 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. THE OPTIMIST C 'r tr 'r tu 'r fu ii 1 r if Ax 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. 2 Ruby Lucille Sullivan English Coursey Culee Club 3 years. 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 you. "Joey"l 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." 1 i THE OPTIMIST P 1 -if Mary Emma Warner Commercial Course 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 Commercial Course 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. THE OPTIMIST Valedictory 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 rising generation. 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. Erwin Fritts. Salutatory 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. THE OPTIMIST Presidents Address 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 arr. 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. Durand Francis. THE OPTIMIST Class Prophecy 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. THE OPTIMIST 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 athlete. 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. Walford Larson. THE OPTIMIST Class History FRESHMEN: "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. 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 Exams. -IUNIORS: 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. 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. THE OPTIMIST Class Knocks 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 that. "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." Gertrude Mulvehill. THE OPTIMIST 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 among them. 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- utcheon. 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 conduct herself." 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. THE OPTIMIST Class Songs 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. Chorus 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. Chorus So farewell Titusville High, We'll always think of you, Think of our work and of our play time toog T 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. THE OPTIMIST Class Poem 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. THE OPTIMIST ALCORN, BLANCHE AMBOYER, MARIAN ANDERSON, CORNELIA BAILEY, FRANCES BECKER, GEORGE BISBEE, MARY BISHOP, DONALD BOYLE, MILLARD BRAILSFORD, RUTH BUMPUS, NELLIE BURCI-I, ROBERT BURDICK, VIRGINIA CHURCH, LAURA CURRY, KENNETH DAME, ELIZABETH FINE, GOLDIE FINEBERG, BENJAMIN FRANCIS, DURAND FRITTS, ERWIN HALL, HARRIET Senior Roll Call HARRIS, PAUL HERRING, EYLA HUMMER, RALPH HYMAN, ALICE KNAPP, BUNA LAHR, MIRIAM LARSON, WALFORD LINDBLADE, HOWARD LINDEEN, HARRY LINDEN, HAROLD LOFGREN, HELEN MARKLEY, FLORENCE MARS, MARION McCASLIN, LOTTIE McCURDY, EDNA McKENZIE, ARGYL McKENZIE, DALTON McKALIP, CLARENCE MEADER, MILDRED MEYER, MILDRED MULVEY, RAYMOND MULVEHILL, GERTRUDE NELSON, RALPH PAUL, MARY REED, HOMER ROBERTS, FLOYD ROSS, CARRIE ROSS, ELLEN SCHEHR, DOLORES SHREVE, ROBERT SJODEN, HELEN STAUB, ERNEST STEINBUHLER, WILLIAM STEWART, PHILIP SULLIVAN, RUBY THOMPSON, JOSEPH TWOMBLY, AGNESW WARNER, MARY WHITING, LAWRENCE WILLIAMS, DaCOSTA l S T . E V 1 N T 1 U 0 5 . R V 5 1 L . I L E 9, 2 H. 3 S. THE OPTIMIST AMBOYER, EDITH AMES, MARJORIE AXTELL, CLAIRE BAKER, PAULINE BECK ER JOHN BERGSTROM, CARL BISHOP, EMERY BISHOP, PRESTON BOAL, FRANCIS BODAMER, ARTHUR BODAMER, LLOYD BOYLE, GORDON BROWN, CLAIRE I BUCHANAN, ELIZABETH BURCH, SUSAN COOK, ARGYLE CURRY, KATHRYN CUTHBERT, VIOLA DUNN, JESSIE' EARLEY, MARY ELY, EDNA FOGGAN, HOWARD FRAWLEY, ROBERT unior ROII Call HABICH, DOROTHY HABICH, ETHEL HANKS, MARY HELFRICH, WILLIAM HOVIS, FRANCIS HUMMER. GARRET HUMMER, STANLEY JACOBSON, THEODORE KEHR, MARIAN KELLY, ALICE KENDAL, HELEN KERR, CHRISTINE KERR, OLIVIA LINDEEN, ANNA MAHLE, GLADYS MacMILLAN, ADELAIDE MCCLINTLOCK, HELEN MCCUTCHEON, PRESTON MONTGOMERY, LINN MYERS, MILDRED NELSON, LUCILLE PARKER, MARY PIEFFER, DOROTHY PHILLIPS, IDA PLATT, RUSSEL RADACK, JOSEPH REVTIZKY, IRENE ROOF, EVA ROSS, OLIVE SHEPARD, VERNA SHIELDS, RUTH SJODEN, CATHERINE SMITH, ALMA SOUTHWICK, JOHN STEINBUHLER, CAROLYN SWANSON, EVAN SYMMONDS, ORPHA TINSLEY, WILLIAM TOBIN, HELEN TULLOCH, KENNETH VINOPAL, EDWARD WHITING, HERBERT WILKINSON, MARGARET WILKINSON, RUTH WILLIAMS, MARY WILSON, RUSSEL E OPTIMI . J m...,M,. AAA,,AA I U N A I 5 S ' R 0 S P C EL O l I 9 2 , T. H. ! 4 THE OPTIMIST AMBOYER, GRACE ANDERSON, AMIL APTHORP, THELMA ATKINS, RUTH BALDWIN, FRANCIS BILLIG, HAZEL BODAMER. FLORENCE BRADY, EDWARD BRADLEY, MARGARET BRECHT, WILLIAM BROWN, CANDACE CALDWELL, LOUISE CAMPBELL, HILLIS CHILDS, HAZEL CHURCH, CHARLES DILLON, KATHERINE EDWARDS ELMER. ESHBAUGH, MILDRED FAUT, ETHEL FORD. OLIVE FORSBERG, DONALD FRANCIS, JAMES FRAWLEY, RICHARD GERWICK, DONALD GILSON. JOSEPHINE HALL, MARIAN HASBROUCK, CATHERINE HERMAN, MILTON HESCH, HELEN Sophomore ROII Call HOGG. RUBY HULL, MARY JOHNSTONE, ETHEL KERR, MADELINE KERR, PRISCILLA KERR, MARIAN LARSON, LORRAINE LESNER. ELVERNA LINDBLAD, ANNA LOCKE, CLAIRE MACK, MARION MACK. ROBERT MAIER, CATHERINE MALLERY, GERTRUDE MARKLEY, MAE MARSH, BEATRICE McGINLEY. MARIAN MILLER, HARRIET MONTGOMERY, ALFRED MOOK, IRIS MOORE, HAZEL MULVEY, IRENE MURRAY, ELOUISE NELSON, ETHEL NETCHER, MAE OBERT, ALENE PALMER, ERMA PASTORIUS, EMORY PATTERSON, CLIFFORD PETERSON. LOUIS PRESTON, HERBERT RAND, LEORA RESNIKOFF, SADIE RIBB, ELAINE RICKE, LOUIS ROOT, FRANK ROSS, HOMER SCHNEIDER, EMORY SHERRED, FRANCES SHREVE, EDWARD SMITH, PAUL SPENCER, MARGUERITE STAUB, RUTH STEWART, HERBERT STUCK, MAUDE SWANSON, EOLA THAYER, DALE THOMPSON, FRANCIS VAN ALLEN, EDWARD VARNUM, HERBERT WAGSTAFF, ARLENE WARNER, BERTHA XVARNER, FLORENCE WHEELER, THELMA WHITING, OPAL WILSON, EMERALD WILSON. IONE ZIEGENHINE, WINIFRED ZIMBER. EARLE HE OPTI C S L A S G U P P 0 H 0 M S O R 1 r E F S 1 5 T. 9 H. 2 S . f 5 THE OPTIMIST ALDEN, FRANCES AMBOYER, KENNETH ARMAGOST, GEORGE AXTELL, EDWARD BAIRD, ALFRED BENSON, DOROTHY BERGSTROM, WILLARD BLUM, EVA BLY, MADELYNE BODAMER, HELEN BRODERICK, MARY BRYAN, FRANCES BUCHAN, ELIZABETH BUFFENBERGER, OPAL BUNCE, PERSIS CARLSON, KATHERINE CASTMAN, CLARENCE CLARK, MABEL COOK, WAYNE CORWIN, LILLIAN CURRENS, DOROTHY CURRIE, PAULINE DALY, AGNES DAME, ROBERT DAUGHERTY, GOLDIE DAUGHERTY, RUTH DECKER, HELEN DICKINSON, WARREN DUSTMAN, MILDRED EDDY, IRMA EMERSON, LILLIAN Freshman ROII Call FINE, JOSEPH FOGELQUIST, LUCILE FORESTHER, LOUIS FRANCIS, TYRELLA GILSON, RUTH GRAFF, WILLIAM GRAY, MARY HANCOX, LEROY HANCOX, MAY HARRISON, LOLA HELFRICH, EDWARD HILL, IRENE HUMMER, GLADYS HUMMER, HAZEL JACOBSON, KENNETH JILLSON, MARTHA KELLEY, KENNETH KIELP, ADAM KERR, REID KUNTZ, HELEN LARSON, ELFREDA LEVY, HOWARD LIGHT, DOROTHY LINDQUIST, ADELENE LINDQUIST, FRED LOCKE, PAUL McCURDY, IRENE MCELHANEY, RAYMOND MEYERS, THELMA MORRIS, ANNA NEWTON, MARY O'HARE, GEORGE PALMQUIST, ERNEST PAYNE, ELIZABETH PRINGLE, TROY PROPHETER, MABEL RILEY, GERRIT ROYDES, CLARENCE RUBIN, REBECCA SAVARD, ALLEN SCHLOSSER, HUGO SCHULTZ, ARTHUR SMALL, LEORA SMEDLEY, REXFORD SMITH, BURDENA SMITH, ELLSWORTH STEVENSON, IRENE STEVENSON, LAWRENCE SWANSON, RICHARD THOMPSON, ARTHUR TURNER, FRANK VAN GUILDER, FLORENCE WAGNER, NELLIE WALLEN, EVELYN WALTERS, CLYDE WATSON, MARGARET WATSON, MARGARET WENTWORTH, HELEN WHITMAN, ANNA WOLF, LAURA WRIGHT, FRANCIS THE OPTIM F C R L E A S S I-I S , M u ' A 0 F N I B T. 9 H. 2 S. 6 THE OPTIMIST 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 success. CAPTAIN JOSEPH THOMPSON 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 to fill. CAPTAIN ELECT WILLIAM HELFRICH 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 T F T 0 I O T T T U B S b A V L 1 T l L L ' T I L s 9 E ,I-I. 3 's. THE OPTIMIST Football 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 support. 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. THE OPTIMIST 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. I 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- uation. 48 OPTI I B H T T A M 1 5 T 9 K U E S T V B 4 A I L L L L 1 E J 9 H 2 ' 3 W S. THE OPTIMIST I Girls' Basketball I 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 year: 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. THE OPTIMIST 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. 1 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. l t 51 E OPTIMI T B A 5 I ' S T ry E U , T S B A L L V I L I L I E ' 9 2 H. THE OPTIMIST Boys' Basketball 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 First place. 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. T OP V Q? O T R I T 1 I-I U E 5 , S V 9 T 2 I b C w l R L T A L I E 9 T 2 I-I. 3 S. THE OPTIMIST Girls, Glee Club Roll Call ANDERSON, CORNELIA BAKER, PAULINE BOAL, FRANCES BRAILSFORD, RUTH BUFFENBERCER, OPAL BURCH, SUSAN CARLSON, CATHERINE CHURCH, LAURA CURRENS, DOROTHY DAME, ELIZABETH DUNN, JESSIE DUPLANTI, MILDRED ELY, EDNA HALL, HARRIET HOCC, RUBY HULL, MARY HYMAN, ALICE KERR, MARIAN LARSON, LORRAINE LESNER, ELVERNA MALLORY, CERTRUDE McCASLIN, LOTTIE MEADER, MILDRED MEYERS, MILDRED MOOK, IRIS A MULVEHILL, GERTRUDE MYERS, MILDRED PHILLIPS, IDA REVITSKY, IRENE SHEPHERD, VERNA SULLIVAN, RUBY WACISTAEE, ARLENE WILSON, EMERALD WENTWORTH, HELEN WILSON, IONE WILKINSON, MARGARET F 55 E OPTIMIS G T E L M ,,, , , I ' E T f E U S E V U 1 , B L I L 5 9 E 2 H. 3 P S. 56 T M 1 R Q 1 E T 5 M T B Y 1 E V R E 5 C l C 1 O L 4 F U l f B THE OPTIMIST 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, let's go." 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. THE OPTIMIST 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- nesses. 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. ' THE OPTIMIST 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. Mary Parker '24. Regislrar4fTo Freshman,-"What is your name?" Corneilfuoh, smell that popcorn. I just love the smell gf hot Freshie-"Jule, sir." ' popcorn." Regislrar-"You should say Julius." Herbert-"just a minute, I'll drive up a little closer so you can fTo next boyjf"What is your name?" smell it better." "Bilious, sir." , " ' "Hello, Pat: hard at work?" "Whist man: l'm foolin' the boss. He thinks l'm working and l've M. Meyer-"Have you ever read, 'To a Field lVlouse?' " , . , just carried this same .lot of mortar up and down all day." Pele L.-"No, how do you get them to listen to you?" Mary B.-"What kind of sport do you like best?" llffarian Af- I prefer one who has plenty of money and drives a car. It almost makes me laugh. So wonderful the treat. To see an athlete run a mile, And only move two feet. 1- . We would like to tell you the story about the crude oil, but it I I . u xsn't refined. Photographer-QTo Seniors having their picture takenj-"Look -fmw pleasant. please." Landladym Ugnock' t th b d d - .. . . QA moment later,-"Now, you may resume your natural expres- Eight 0'c10ck!" mg a e e mom 000 Eight 0 Clock! Si'-ms-H Roomer-CSleepilyj-"Did you? Better call a doctor." THE OPTIMIST An Ideal Graduation Gift GIVE THE STUDENT A BANK BOOK AN IDEAL GIFT FOR THE BOY OR GIRL ABOUT TO GRADUATE IS A SECOND NATIONAL BANK SAVINGS ACCOUNT A Come' to the bank and arrange for such by making a deposit---large or small. Then on graduation day when the student gets your present and sees his name in bold letters on the Bank Book---well, he'll be the happiest student in the class---unless of course other students are given a similar gift. Not only will it be a splendid gift, but it may also be the means of star- ting your boy or girl on a successful career. Second National Bank TITUSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA Bryan's Sporting Goods Are First Because They Last TENNIS GOODS We are agents for the D. and IVI. Tennis Rackets, recog- nized 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 Caddy Bags that will suit the most discriminating player. 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." THE REAL SPORT WITH ROD AND REEL If it is Tackle you are interested in come here first. You will find we are also interested in Tackle and can show you many new kinds in "Tackle Fit for Fishing." S. S. BRYAN HARDWARE SPORTING GOODS TITUSVILLE, PA. 'ri !.' I THE OPTIMIST TIRES SUPPLIES AS YOU LEAVE OR ENTER TOWN R. D. PRINGLE STGP AT Agency Ford Cars and Trucks ' C L E K For GASOLINE AND T he Leland Built Lzhcoln MOTOR OILS 210 DIAMOND STREET TITUSVILLE, PA. THE OPTIMIST The Titusville Oil Works i rf l HIGH GRADE GASOLINE AND MGTOR OILS' T 0 the Clam' of 1923 Titusville, High School GREETING: Vlle offer our sincere congratulations on the work you have accomplished during your High School course, and on the persistence and steadfastness that you have shown in some cases against disadvantage. We feel assured that your future life will be just as successful and that you will take your place among the men and women who do things and make life worth living for the rest of us. Titusville Light 85 Power Co. F Titusville Pa., June 22, l923. THE OPTIMIST ln HHHHCC when H H1311 sa l ll l . , YS H i lil ' ' ,, ' 'lil' 'll ' if L "Now or Never, --- . .. ,, . fwll'1l"',Wis avail Tell hun Never. lull l"qllk'Qkg,.g, It cloesn't pay to hurry when parting with 'rl e 1' V Pl, pf 1 I your money. You can easily lose in a minute 'AHA t "' e ll' t' ' th ' f lu l . . A . C Savmgs O a W O 6 year l71ne Furnlture, Lamps, Rugs, Once in awhile you may lose a real opportunity for invest- Draperies ment by wailing until tomorrow, but in the long run you will have . . , U no-'e MOM and fewer fewfs- Decoratlve Fabrlcs of all Klncls We gladly share Witll yOu Our eXper- When the problem of home decorating eomes up, ience in investment matters. bring it to us. WE AIM TG PLEASE! Tltusvllle Trust CO. Ropp or Shreve DCCOIat1VC Co. Titusville, Pa. 117-123 N. Franklin st. i THE OPTIMIST TEMPLE UNIVERSITY Broad Street, below Berks PHILADELPHIA, PA. Telephone, Diamond 06 31 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teachers' College. School of Commerce Professional Schools:---Theology, Law, M edicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Chiropody. School of Music. University High School. Training School for Nurses. Summer Sessions Send for Bulletin GIFTS THA T LAS If' J. F. Hewes, Jeweler 118 W. Spring St. WATCHES, DIAMONDS AND SILVER Merchandise of Quality Backed by Years of Experience and Service. Manufacturers of "I-Iewes Made" Hand-I'Iammered Sterling DISTINCTIVE WEDDING GIFTS. Sports Sweaters An attractive line in brushed wool coat models, waistcoats, slipover and Tuxedo effects in the most desirable colors. R. D. Fletcher Estate THE GOOD MAXWELL THE CAR THAT MAKES SATISFIED OWNERS! Crawford Motor Co. 131 Diamond Street THE OPTIMIST J F. Roberls-Un English, stroking chinjfwfhis is the forest prim- eval." Lollie Mb.-CAt Bookstorej-"Have you 'Lamb's Tales? " Clerk-"This is a bookstore, not a butcher shop." A leller lo a well-known pain! shop4"Gentlemen: Please send me one can of your best red and white striped paint. l want only enough to paint one barber pole. , 'The lobster blushed as scarlet, i And said in tones distressing, I really cannot help it, I see the salad dressing. Polly-"Say, do you know Mac?" Pegf"Mac who?" Pollyf"lVIacaroni." fLapse of ten minutesj. Pegf"Do you know Mac?" Franny-"Mac who?" Peg-"Spaghetti" Goldie F.-fReading from newspaperl-"He died at five o'clock last night and the entertainment will be held at Union Cemetery at three o'clock Friday afternoon." Napoleon sat upon a rock, On St. Helena's shore, His pants were thin, the rock was sharp, No wonder he got sore. Laura Cfuls this well water." Du. Francis-"Does it look sick?" Little Helen Rose, Sat on a tack. Little Helen Rose. OliCS Voice from lhe sidewalkf"Does Bob Shreve live here?" Voice from upper windowi"Yes. just push him in and shut the door." Woodief"Do you believe in love at Hrst sight?" Frannyf"Yes, if you don't see him again." There was an old doctor by the name of Beck, Who fell in a well, and broke his neck: It served him right, the fault was his own: He should have tended the sick and let the well alone. Pat and Mike each wanted to be up first on St. Patrick's Day. Pal-"lf l'm up first, I'll make a chalk mark on the door." . Mike-"And if l get up first. l'll rub it out." Grimes B.w"Why is a young dog in a refrigerator like a vertical line?" " 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." Wailer-"Want soup?" 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. THE OPTIMIST Dich's Restaurant Upen Day and Night Spick and Span Neat and Clean 1 Try Us! Strouse 8: Benson The Home of GCOD CLOTHES Grove City College A Strong, Coeducational Colleges. Varied courses including courses in Arts and Science, Commerce, Chemical Engineering, Mu- sic and Fine Arts. Large and beautiful campus. Magnificent dormitories for men and women. Modern gym- nasium and adequate playing fields. Moderate expenses. Wholesome atmosphere and attractive environment. g For information and application blanks, write President Weir C. Ketler, or Registrar Harold O. White, Grove City, Pennsylvania Chevrolet Sales and Service CITY HALL GARAGE, 112 N. Franklin St. THE oP'rlMls'r Prosperity is Here! I Creates Those Happy Hours A Business College Training Pays! The call for our graduates is greater than our supply. If you have a good public school ed- t' n ' 'n 0 r iffy 11132151aiffgiaffflifniffltfofofgh Orpheum Theatre work at our school. This investment will pay you big returns. Get our rates and courses of study. B ' ' . Titusville,s The Hoff Busmess College Centeroflgntertainment Warren, Pa. ' F. O. B DA E Jacob Wlzenberg C! O M R eaner ana' Dyer . ' Headqflarfers for Ujfee and Wo1'ks, 217 W. Spring Street Clothmg, F urnlshlngs, and Shoes TITUSVILLE, PA. Telephone 5-L 110-112 Diamond St- Qar Dry Cleaning is Absolutely Oaforless PETROLEUM PHOAVE The Store that Sells Our Dyemg Z3 the Bw, for Less Hats Cleanea' ana' Blocked THE OP IMIST YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD! Geo. A. Hughes HOME OUTFITS The Printer E. T HALL , 320 South Franklin Street .VARY YOUNG HALL, Ownvz' and Jlamzger Pet. Phone 1069-X Established 1865 PURIT Y Every Shoe Repair Job . . A is Our Job Z5 E176 105 67.65772 for you! NO JOB Too LARGE NO JOB Too SMALL .Made by me ' Satisfaction Guaranteed is All We Promise TZ-mjwylg Buffy 8? 166 Cream CU. Exclusive Agency fer Men's Packard Shoes American Visit Our New Up-tm Date Parfor Shoe Rgnewing Nffffff Fffwklfff- Sffeff MeCLUNE ae OSBORN, Props. TH IMIS We Have .lust the Clothes You Need COl'l1'1 OC Cbalilfialz A For Vacation Wear ' COME IN AND SEE THEM JOHNSON l-lome of Spaulding Quality Sporting Goods and Bradley's Knit Goods for Summer Wear CLOTHIER TAILOR FURNISHER Cohn 85 Gakleaf Sen io rs . Cadillac Buick ,, MOTOR CAR 'S UPPL Y CO. Our Best Wishes" Let Us Develop Your Negatives! J. K urach Studio Motor Cars Salesroom 121 W. Central Ave. Service Station 208 W. Central Ave. Willys-Knight Overland TH OPTIMIS Petroleum Telephone Co. BOYS! Dim Fir'-get Long Telephone Service S Long Distance Service to All Points in the United States F or the Good Eats! You, Young Fellows, We have just the Clothes you need Who Seek the Newest for Wear Sult Styles Come in and See Them! As soon as they leave the tailors' hands---This ad' ls fogiiaulggjxrjojvllaifg'listing Best-n A Complete line of Phoenix Silk H0sie1'y T 318.75 and upward Always on Hand BENNETT DAVIS STORE T GOLDS TEIN'S Bradford Supply CO. 5ENl0R51"' Successors to Kernochan Sc CO. Accept our Shes HARDWARE AND For a Happy and Prosperous OIL WELL SUPPLIES Fume Loveless 81 Schersten Bradford CO. YOUR DRUG-GISTS "Say it with Flowersn R0biI1S0H,S Wall Coverings Window Shades A. Estimates Furnished FLORIST ROblDSOD,S O OLD SHOES MADE NEW i Titusville cgi CO. Quick Shoe Repairing CO. Wholesale Grocers M. Ciaiola, Prop. E. Diamond St. n - . The Best of Wishes e The SPCFHIEY Mfg' CO' to the Class of ,23, KISCVZH Ciumture and to all our friends of the T.H.S. an OO enware From The KENDALL STUDIO W. G. Kemhle 8: Son FRANK E- NUDINE PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS "The Fair Stgren Titusville, Penna. 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