Titusville High School - Optimist Yearbook (Titusville, PA)

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E L- Z if 'I I gn www,-WY ,W AAJNXXVIOPTWMISTQQ .,nqv Can You Save Money? You Will Probably Succeed in Life If You Can Can You Save 550.00 a Year? You can have 55,000.00 Urdinary Life Insur- ance at a cost of about Five Dollars 655.005 per year with a Cash Value of 551,000.00 at the end of Twenty Years. Then, if you Clon,t wish to spend the Thousand you can go on saving your Fifty per year Qeven less may be necessaryj and keeping your 35,000.00 IDSUYHHCC. Are You Eighteen Years Qld? THEN THE ABOVE FIGURES ARE FOR Y'0U WHEN YOU START TO SAVE SEE M. B. Chick, T. H. S. '92 J. B. Chick, T. H. S. '18 Ea... ...... ...ssl be Qptimist Nineteen Hzrndred Twenfg-Six PUBLISHED BY THE Tiiusville High School i s Z 2 TITUSVILLE PENNSYLVANIA Q 06' XQ15BU -1-W ---- Y -.Y -u 7-Y--, ,, Y W M .y we-.. eee T XXVI OPTIMISTg , ,,nnXXVI OPTIMIST H ,fzm Behiwtiun Un gliiiiss Ollguse :mir 'flgitters-, in fulguse rnll mums ine Iguiue been fur fum' gears, zxuh inhuse neiwr-reusing interest mth effnrt Iyzxhe nlhmgs been 21 suurre nf inspirutiult, ine, the rlzxss uf nineteen Ipmhreh zmh tfuenig-six, uffertiumxtelg hehizute this hunk. ,DI-IMI" WXXVI OPTIMISTMI " IW 5 vAl"M .lwaucvr oP'1'1M1sf1w-i.W FACULTY Principal G. .AXRTHUR S'I"E'IiSON Mathematics S. A. DAVIDSON Latin A. X'IOl..ET DUBAR Science IRXUI. J. MURPHY Commercial Studies EDWIN F. BITTERS MARTIN A. GREER FRANCES CYMALLEY English M ERRI E M. STEWART I.. ADELAIDE CHASE ELIZABETH A. BRYAN French M ARY A. MOORE History INEZ BRUMBAUGH FLOYD RATHMAN Music INA BRITTON Home Economics ELIZABETH F. C. WALKER Manual Training C. VVINDOFT Drawing M OLLA BASING "U" ""' "'W""ilUl fi Ml' r ,MW , ,,,, ,W-QWXXVI OPTIMISTM ' .,VA mi- XYe feel very privileged that our schools have been in the hzmmls uf Mr. Kmmtz t111'm10'l1 our flllll' vczlrs in hiffh School IS d 5 5 md that we lmvc haul the full benefit of his helpful guidzmee LS well :ls his willing eu-upelwlticnl. me-Hua he -f-' YY , Z QQAXXVI OPTIMISTQQ , , - lt's liarcl fur us to express in one short paragraph all we feel about Nr. Stetson. At all tinics lie has been a true friend, trusting us not as children to be only disciplined, but with synipathetie unclcrstancling. Sadly do we step from under im- mediate influence, but always will we renlelnber those ideals for which he stood. ' I-IV' 9 A987 1 .. , OPTIMISTM Opfirnisi' Stuff Iiflltlll' .......... i Business lllanager ,- - .Xssociate lfditor .... .Xssociate lllanagers .Xssistvnt .Xssistant Managers Boys' Athletic liditor lfditor .... Girls' Athletic liditor . . joke ltflltor ...... .Xlunini liditor -- ---- Tyrella Francis -- Willard Bengston --- Frances Bryan ----- Williaxii Graff George Armagost -- Willizxiii Ferguson ----- Gilbert Church Anthony Lysowski Harold Powers ---.-- Frank Turner -- Frances Fleming Howard Levy Wiiiifrecl Zeigenhine Hi-Y Reporter ........, ....... R obert Dame Vrotty Yeek Reporter .................. Opal Buffenharger Class Reporters Senior --- ................... Warreii Dickinson Junior ...,,. --- Milton Holmherg Sophomore --- -- james Stevenson lireslnnen -- ..,....... -- lfdward Sherwood Reporters Robert O'H are, Reid Kerr, Catherine Carlson, N Lucille Fogelquist, Arthur Schultz. Cartoonist ,.................. ............ I ,ouis Caldwell Typist .... ..,......... - - Leora Rand Advisors Miss Merrie Stewart G. Arthur Stetson ?llr 10 wal fum. - . Y: Q Q, EDITORIAL .........,,l We hope that you have been well pleased with our six issues of the Gptimist. We hope that you will be more than pleased with this, our year book. While our year book deals almost entirely with the Seniors, it has not been the work of the Seniors alone. We wish to thank those of the other classes who have helped make worth while our little attempt to give each Senior a record and reminder of each of his classmates which he may keep with him always. Although work has been scarce and conditions very unfavor- able, we have been very successful in finding advertisers and when we set out for advertisements for our year book we met with very favorable results. We Wish to thank these advertisers, who have made it possible for Titusville High school to have a paper. We hope they shall in a way be repaid, for people who are interested enough in the school and its activities to perhaps stand a financial loss, small though it may be, surely deserve praise and we hope they may also receive patronage. VVe wish to thank those who, by their advice or by their little contributions, have helped make our paper as successful as it has been. We wish to thank the whole school for their willing support in all our campaigns and can only wish that next year's staff will meet with the same co-operation we have. Now the time has come when it is incumbent upon the Seniors to leave their dear Titusville High School and go out into the world with the preparation they have received here to fight 1ife's battles. Because of our excellent Faculty, they have been furnished with mighty weapons to conquer the world. Because of the trials and temptations they have passed by in Titusville High School, they have learned to resist other and greater trials and temptations which shall arise in their paths. Whatever success each obtains he shall owe in part to his early instruction that he received before his cominencement night. lulflnl Y Til -QQXXVI OPTIMIST SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS President ....... ---- Frances O. Bryan Vice President .... , ..... --- Robert O'Hare Secretary and Treasurer --- --- Mabel K. Clark HONOR ROLL Valedictorian -- ..................... Frances O. Bryan Salutatorian --- Third Honor .... Latin Honor .... French Honor --- --- Robert O'Hare --- Hazel Hummer --- Frank M. Turner ------------..- Dorothy M. Light English Honor ....... --- Tyrella Francis, Berdena Smith Mathematics Honor Science Honor ---- History Honor .... -----------,- J. Leroy Hancox --- Warreii T. Dickinson ----- Edward Helfrich Commercial Honor ....................... Irene McCurdy CLASS DAY OFFICERS Historian ................................ Mabel K. Clark Artists -- --- Louis Caldwell, Arthur Schultz Donors -- .... Catherine Carlson, Robert Dame Prophet --- ............... Howard M. Levy VVill --- .... Kenneth Jacobson Poet ..... ........ L illian Corwin Knocker --- - ..... V. Lucille Foglequist Pianist .... .,................ H oward M. Levy Musicians --- Kenneth Jacobson, Louis Caldwell Songster - ................... Martha Jillson in I3 ul fa 1926 SENIORS 1 4 -1 n-4 '-I 'F -4 F1 S HOIXEI S HEIAX :I EI XEUYHSEIH -r1 Z IWXXVI OPTIMISTM md, Ah FRANCES OSBORNE BRYAN. Valemlictorian, Academic Course, President of Class '25-'26, Optimist Staff Reporter and Associate Editor. Dramatic Club Plays, Clar- ence. and Junior Play "Daddy Long Legs," Basketball Squad, Treasurer Trotty Veck, Science Club. Dramatic Club Vice President, Debating Club Vice President. Frances is one of the seven wonders of high school, to be very exact she is the whole seven. Almost anyone can be elected President for one year but when it comes to being elected again it takes a Frances Bryan to do it. And have you ever seen her act? She can go from charming young flapper in Clarence to a poor little orphan in Daddy Long Legs. It is because ot' Frances' untiring efforts that the Opti- mist has been as successful as it has been. WILLIAM ROBERT O'HARE. Academic Course. Salutatorian, President ot Freshman Class '23, Vice President of Senior Class '26, Science Club, Optimist Staff. Here you sec a. genius! Salutatorian, Vice President of the Class and all in three years in high school. lt there's ever any nomination. Bob is always nominated, and never fails to win the election. It's no won- der! He's as dependable as the Rock of Gibraltar, and as willing as they're made. MABEL KERR CLARK. Academit- Course. Class Historian, Secre- tary and Treasurer of Class '23"26, Treas- urer of Travel Club '24-'25, Choral -Club 2 years, 'The Vvreck of the Hesperus," Trotty Veck Club 3 years, Secretary Trotty Veck '24-'25. Treasurer of Science Club '25-'26, Dramatic Club. Junior Play. "Daddy Long- Legs" as Mrs. Leppith, Dramatic Club Play, "Adam and Eva" as Aunt Abbey Rocker. What would the Senior Class have done without Mabel? She certainly does know how to take care of financial matters. Speaking of dispositions, Mabel's got one that can't be beat. Always smiling and happy. A friend to all. You will make a wonderful teacher. VVe would like to be your pupils. TYRELLA FRANCIS. Academic Course, Engrlish Honor, In Plays "Come Out of the Kitchen," "The Whole Town's Talking," Junior Play "Daddy Long Legs." Optimist Staff, Class Reporter '22, '23, '24, Assistant Editor '24, '25, Editor '25, '26, Science Club, French Club, Dramatic Club, Trotty Veck 1 Year, Junior Prom Committee. An actress. a dancer, an honor student, the editor of the Optimist, i11 short, versa- tility itself. And the most. remarkable part about this personaf.:e is that whatever she does, she does well. More marvelous still, nobody is jealous of her accomplishments and the whole school likes her. senlliw "' XXVI OPTIMIST WILLARD ALBION BENGSTON. Academic Course, Manager of Optimist President Dramatic Club, President of Hi-Y Club, Dramatic Club Plays, Adam in "Adam and Eva," Johnnie Watson in "Seventeen," Junior Play, James McBride in "Daddy Long Legs," Junior Prom Committee, Fire Team 2 Years. Murphologist Basketball Team, Science Club 2 Years, French Club, Rainbow Club. Where wil we begin on this Y'6ll1?l'ilHh4i'! person? He is a member of the famous Rainbow Club, in fact he's president, vice president. secretarv and treasurer fso's Pnh Damel. He was chosen from the two other assistant managers to be manager of the Optimist. Really holding places of influ- ence such as these is recommendation for anyone but we must add that he is Presi- dent of the Dramatic Club and a most effi- cient actor. GEORGE K. ARMAGOST. Academic Course, Assistant Business Manager of Optimist '25, Associate Manager of Optimist '26, Vice President of Hi-Y, Basketball 24-'25-'26, Track '25-'26, Manager of Baseball Team '26, Fire Team '24-'25-'26, Science Club. Everybody knows George though there are lots of girls who would like to know him better, but George has been busy with Track and Basketball. Look at that record, three years a letterman in basketball, to say nothing of his track reputation. And with all these honors, not conceited. WILLIAM E. GRAFF. Commercial Course, Asst. Business Man- ager Ontimist '25, Associate Manager Orifi- mist '26, Senior Junto Club, Murphologist Orchestra '25, Inter-Class Basketball 3 years, Commercial Club, Fire Team, Steno- graphy Club. Mr. William Graff, called at different times, "Gogo", "Brick-top," "Doke," some- times even known as "Bill" is one of that species known as "school workers." He does his bit as Exchange Editor ot the Optimist and may be seen most anytime reading the Ompus Wampus from So Long Georgia, or some other such publication. Outside of this he really works hard on his Commercial subjects. WARREN T. DICKINSON. Acedemic Course, Science Honor, Chair- man of Roll Room, Football Letter Man, "Daddy Long Legs," Vice-President '24-'25, Science Club, Junior Prom Committee, Junior Pav Committee. Optimist Staff, Baseball Team, -Class Basketball '21-'22, Manager of t'Adam and Eva," Senior Junto Club, Debating Team. That list speaks for "Dolly" better than any words, but allow us just a little space to say how proficient he is in all of them. As "Jervis" of course he beat John Barry- more and at debating Cicero would have cringed to have heard him. He takes re- sponsibility and has alot of initiative, two qualities bound to make him a success. - ..,nnL..1 J!!! B17 Q In-un nvXXVI OPTIMISTC ,- , ROBERT ALAN DAME. Academic Course, Class Donor, Dramatic Club, Dramatic Club Plays, "Seventeen," "Come Out of the Kitchen," "Adam and Eva," Junior Prom Committee, Junior Play, Choral Club 2 years, Gypsy Rover, Hi-Y Club 2 years, Treasurer of Hi-Y Club '26, Science Club, Fire Team, Optimist Statf, Rainbow Club. The Dramatic Club under Miss Stewart's supervision has turned out some fine ama- ture actors in its three years of existance, but I am sure you'll all agree that Bob doesn't have to take a back seat to any of them. More power to you, Bob. Besides being an active member of the Dramatic Club, he has plenty of time to devote to the Rainbow and Choral Clubs. In fact he can do anything. VERNA LUCILE FOGELQUIST. Academic Course, Class Knocker, Opti- mist Staff, Basketball Squad '25-'26, Cheer Leader '25-'26, Play "The Whole Town's Talking," Science Club, Dramatic Club '24- '25-'26, Trotty Veck '24-'25-'26, Junior Play Committee, Choral Club '24, "Pep", did you say? Well here is a girl that's got a lot of it. She is a good sport, full of fun, happy-go-lucky. Lucile doesn't believe in worrying. Things will get done, or they won't, that's her motto. Lucile is going to be an artist, a sculptor, owner of a Modeste shop, a physical director, and a half a dozen other things. I think she will be an orator because she talks all the time even in her sleep. HOWARD M. LEVY. Academic Course, Class Prophet, Class Musician. Joke Editor Optimist, One of the Founders of Murphologist Club, Murpholo- gist Orchestra, Senior Junto Club, Fire Team, Business Manager "Daddy Long- Legs". Business Manager Senior Basketball Team, Science Notebook Honors. Levy is known primarily to take the most advanced chemistry course and never cross a book. All recognize this as a wonderful gift and many go on the principal that they possess it also. Most of them get left but Levy doesn't. He always has the chemical goods so to speak. He can also tell you the scientific name for every bug which, of course, is a great consolation. LOUIS CALDWELL. General Course, President Freshman Class '20-'21, Dramatic Club '25-'26, Optimist Staff '25-'26, Orchestra. '20-'21-'22, Class Artist '26, Class Musician '26, Fire Team '25- '26. President Science -Club '26, Louis ear-to-ear smiling countenance and his everlasting wise-cracks are essential to the mirth of every class, club, or social gat- hering. His cartoons along with his ex- poundings as one of the "Three Scientists," are well known to every person in T. H. S. If you -can catch him at it you will find Louis a very systematic and 'efficient worker. nv-IHM . xy , W W, 1 wi W w , " "1-1-ww J.. .,,m1.''wllii 1- M 'Wir H! W Wi Y-, -W,-MF -7Tp,XXVI OPTIMIST OPAL MAE BUFFENBARGER. Commercial Course, Glee Club 2 years, Choral Club 1 year, The Wreck of the Hes- perus, Charter Member of Dramatic Club, Secretary of Dramatic Club 2 years, May Parcher in "Seventeen," Corinthia in "Adam and Eva." Junior Play Sally in "Daddy Long legs." Junior Prom Committee, Optimist Staff '24-'26, President of Trotty Veck Club '26, Senior Ring Committee. Thev say that Woodrow Wilson was one of four men in his class picked out by the rest as the most likely to achieve fame in the world. If we were to do the same stu11t ODal's name would be found in our list. She's a very distinguished literary repre- sentative of our class and has proved her ability of leadership. We're sure she can't fail. Evidently there are others who think she'll be a success. FRANK MOYER TURNER. Academic Course, Latin Honor. Sopho- more President, Class Basketball, Daddy Long Legs, Dramatic Club, Science Club. Without this personage the Optimist just couldn't have functioned. It would have closed its doors and gone bankrupt. For it was Frank who wrote all the good athletic Writeups and in between time was able to cop Latin Honor or anything else he want- ed. ARTHUR JACOB SCHULTZ. General Course, Football Squad, Class Basketball, Science Club, Designer of School Seal. Behold the famous scientist who travels i11 company with Mr. Caldwell and Mr. Levy from the African jungles to the North Pole. And what could be more remarkable? This scientist talent is combined with the most pronounced artistic tendency, for Pickle de- signed our School Seal, a little masterpiece. This young man is very versatile, and we wouldn't be surprised what profession he entered. FRANCES PATRICIA FLEMING. General Course, Optimist Staff, Assistant Manager of Girls Basketball Team '25, Manager of 'Girls Basketball Team '26. Science Club, French Club, Biology Club. Frances has been here for three years, but look at her accomplishments. Not everyone can be manager of a basketball team, but after "Pose" had been here a year she was elected assistant manager. Is Pose well liked? Why, she doesn't know the meaning of the word unfriendliness. How could she be otherwise. ,J-ul., - . 1019 vu- l 1 'WNW lu.XXVI OPTIMISTQQ---1 -v-.4..-,.- FRANCES A. ALDEN. Academic Cource, Trotty Veck 24-'25-'26, Choral Club '25, Junior Play "Daddy Long Legs," Junior Prom Committee, Science Club. Franny has bee11 with us from the very earliest grades, and happy we are that she has been, for it wouldn't be the same with- out her, with her rosy cheeks, curly hair, and laughing brown eyes. it's not to be mar- veled at that a certain Junior has recog- nized her magnetic charm, KENNETH AMBOYER. Commercial Course, Commercial Club. Kenney is a quiet chap, but without him Riverside would be a dead place. You ought to hear him when he once gets start- ed. There's nothing he doesn't know, from Iinancial news to the latest international settlements, and always glad to tell it all, with his cheery smile. ALICE ANDERSON. Science Club, Academic-General Course. Alice has been here only since the second semester, but it's been long enough to rea.- lize all her fine qualities, and wish that it had been longer. She plays the nuke," dances, draws and has all the charming characteristics that go with them. EDWARD AXTELL. Shorthand Club, Commercial Club, Choral Club. Ed is one of the Midgets of our class but in regard to vamping girls his size doesn't seem to hinder him in the least. He was also exceptionally interested in the Com- mercial Club for two years. 111 l"""'lf M 11 - , "lm, , N N w,'1w-,iw-1' , ,uw in 1, ', C l Nw l lillllllllwlulullllllllllEllllllllll11llll11lll11llllB1l.Q11wwllill?li..lll'3.l..-ill1.1NNIlllNN.N1ilN.,.N1.llumEU.lifllQ1lU1Ul1lllI1aNl5INI1E1UlllNillll:El1f.illlHiU!Qllqlmll- ,,.,l il1i11l1illlUllWlHl1JlMl1lWlUlWlllNl1ll1Jlllwll1llllJlWUll1.lll1Nlllix1llA1wl5ilIli5illllllsmllliliiluvi,MMMlilillxl 4 'mJVlll J lllllllllwlllllll M X ,gg .- pg, gm. LMXXVIOPTIMISTW DOROTHY BENSON. Academic Course, Dramatic 'Club Play, "Adam and Eva," "Daddy Long Legs," Dra- matic Club, Glee Club, Choral Club, Science Club, Ring Committee. Dorothy is one of our most talented ac- tresses. Like many actresses she is very popular and is always the center of at- traction. But what else could be expected? Look at her picture. Look at the saucy little nose and that natural marcel she is noted for. MARY BRODERICK. Commercial Course, Shorthand Club, Commercial Club, Trotty Veck. Giggle, chuckle. laugh, at any of these Mary is especially gifted. Although she ap- pears to be a very studious girl she too has her good time. She is a member of the famous, ferocious Cannibals. Look out for them. ALFRED J. BAIRD. Commercial Course, Commercial Club, Shorthand Club '24-'25-'26, Secretary and Treasurer of Shorthand Club 2 years, Choral Club, The Oneretta "Gypsy Rover," "Medicine Man." in Operetta ':Pioneers Papoosef' "Bud" isn't a Spaniard, though I think he could vamp most any of our fair Senior girls if he Went serenading with that guitar of his. YVhy not try it Bud? You have a great number ready to fall at the first note. EVA LAURELLA BLUM. Academic Course, Glee Club 2 years, Trot- ty Veck 2 years, Science Club, Dramatic Club, Dramatic Club Play "Eva" in "Adam and Eva." , Eva's the beauty of the class and school. There is no doubt about Eva's good looks, everyone admits she is good looking. Eva is some little actress and dancer too. She expects to become a teacher. Lucky kids. Can't you just hear them say, "Gee, you ought to see the good-looking teacher We've got this year." "L-an 21 we XVI oPfr1M1s'r..,-,,w,,,v,-a,-e.-..e PERSIS A. BUNCE. Academic Course, Freshman Basketball Team '23, Glee Club '23-'24, Choral Club '25, Murphologist Club '26. Persis is one of our quiet reserved girls but is very faithful to the class of '26, and her pleasant ways have won her many friends in T. H. S. Persis, according to all reports. has stepped in the way of cupid's arrow. HELEN BODAMER. Commercial Course, Dramatic Club, Shorthand Club, Choral Club, Commercial Club, Jane in "Seventeen," Junior Play. "Small but Mighty," that's Helen. The children of the class come in handy when It comes to taking parts as Helen did as Jane in "Seventeen," and Gladiola in "Dad- dy Long Legs." Everyone has to admit she can act. Helen's main interest centers around Gresham. ELIZABETH M. BUCHAN. General Course, Choral Club '25-'26, The VVreck of the Hesperous Biology Club, Science Club, Trotty Veck '24-'25-'26, Elizabeth is one of these favored few who are blessed with a great willingness to help. If you want anything done and done right just tell Elizabeth to do it and the matter is settled. People of your type always are successes, Elizabeth, and we know y0u'll not be exception. BEATRICE IRENE BUSH. Academic Course, 'Science Club. Irene has been with us only one year, but it took only one day for us to realize that she's just the sort that makes our class a success. Her sweet smile, and her readi- ness to help have won her a place in more than one heart. DY 22 ' l l, mllllllull M W o o -4 XXVI OPTIMIST CLARENCE CASTMAN. CATHERINE A. CARLSON. Commercial Course, Class Donor, Glee Club 1 year, Choral Club 1 year, The Wreck of the Hesperus, Trotty Veck 3 years, Sec- retary '25-'26, Junior Play "Daddy Long Legs" Dramatic Club, Dramatic Club Play "The Whole Town's Talking", Optimist Staff '25-'26. Here is one of our Seniors with in- numerable attributes. Can she act? Refer to Daddy Long Legs and The Whole Town's Talking. Is she bright? Refer to the re- port card. Can she run a business? Any resident of Riverside will tell you. And with all these good points, is she high-hat? Not a bit, she's modesty itself. You can always depend on Katherine, no matter what it is. LILLIAN DELIGHT CORWIN. Academic Course, Debating Club '25, Science Club, Class Poet. Behold our class poet, and a mighty good one she is too. NVe hear she sat down and within an hour the words practically wrote themselves. Isn't that genius for you? But what's even rarer, she has the work be- hind it, and is one of the most studious in our class. Just look at her card if you want to see the results. DOROTHY LOUISE CURRENS. Glee Club, Choral Club, Science Club, Academic Course. "Dot" is heaps of fun if you get to know her. And that's not hard because she al- ways has a pleasant smile and a friendly word for you, and if you appreciate this you will soon be one of her many chums. f - ' -LTBTAIN 323 -at xxvr oP'f1M1s'i'... . .. ...- RUTH IRENE DAUGHERTY. Commercial Course, Trotty Veck 3 years Debating Club '25, Shorthand Club, Com- mercial Club, Choral Club, Cantata "The Wreck of the Hesperusf' Wednesday afternoon usually finds the school without the shining presence of Ruth r-nd her friend Adeline. We're glad that it isn't any ottener at least because we couldn't "carry on" without her. But we hear that Pete also occupies a great deal of her time. AGNES DALY. Commercial Course, 'Choral Club, Short- hand Club. Commercial Club, Science Club.. Here you see one of the very jolliest mem- bers of our class. Agnes always has a smile or laugh, and sometimes if you're a privi- leged character, you get both. .She's as peppy and efficient as she's happy and a great asset to the class. MILDRED LOUISE DUSTMAN. Commercial Course, -Commercial Club, Trotty Veck Club, Choral Club. Mildred is our only classmate with un- bobbed hair. We're glad that at least one of us has sense enough not to submit to the mere whirl of fads. Maybe someday we'll have long hair and look like you, Mildred. We hope so. MABEL DECKER. General Course, Science Club. Mabel possesses a quality that is rare in our class, but most appropriate and becom- ing to the owners of it-it is shy modesty. Although she doesn't say much, we know what's behind those blue eyes and expect great things of her. M240 PL! '4 . , . , V,,g XVI OPTIMISTQ -I ----Y, H ,--L 7 Y ELNI ER Genfrzl Course, bell Team '2 3-'24- '25 926. Basketball '25, Fire Team '24-'25-'26, Manager of Track '23, Basketball '21-'26, Class Basketball '21- '22. Science Club. Elmer, in other words Red is well known, not only in Titusville but throughout this entire section for has been prominent in every branch of T. H. S. atheletics. Red intends to become a physical director, but someone may change his mind, how do we know? However, Red will be successful OLIVIA Commercial Course, Commercial Club 1 year, Choral Club 1 year, Orchestra 1 year. A giggle, giggle gle here, that's Olivia. Her happy disposi- tio11 brings fun wherever she is, and we're mightv glad v'e've near her, and have some of her beams of sunshine fall on us. IRMA EDDY. Academic Course, Science Club. Irma is of the class of people who don't talk a lot but when they do, are well worth- while listening, and make you wish they'd talk more. This summer Irma is going to Normal, and next We know that all her lucky pupils will know more than any school around. LOUIS PETER FORESTH ER. Commercial Course, Football Squad, Bas- ketball Squad, Stenography Club, Commer- cial Club. Louis is an athlete as his record shows. He's small but mighty. Louis is our woman hater but some day We hope he'll find they're not such a had lot '25-'26, Basketball '23-'24- H. EDWARDS. Football Squad '22, Foot- Captain '25, Choral Club his athletic ability. He at anything. EGGLESTON. there and a giggle, gig- been lucky enough to he year expects to teach. after all. I m25esl l XXVIOPTIMISTQW-' ' ' ' ' RUTH GILSON. Commercial Course, Stenography Club, Commercial Club, Trotty Veck Club. Ruth has a pair of dimples any one can well envy. To set off this pair of dimples she has one deeply imprinted in her chin. fBut whv tell you all this when her pic ture is right in front of you.l Ruth is a jolly sort of person and is always smiling und not because she wants to show her dimples either, for she couldn't hide them il she wished. ' BERNICE Gn.soN. Academic Course, Science Club, Choral Club. Four years ago a rosy cheeked chubby faced lassie blossomed in from the neigh- boring village Hydetown. NVe never see Bernice when she's quiet but see Miss Stewart and see if she has developed the ability to talk while eating or if she's too taken up with her lunch. We think the latter. JOH N LEROY HANCOX. Academic Course, Mathematics Honor Class Baseball Team 2 years. School Base- ball Team l year, Science Club, Fire Team, Debating Team, Glee Club '24, Leroy, officially known as "Sparky" by all. is perhaps the best rooter for T. H. S. that we have. He has never been known to miss a home game regardless of time, place. or kind. His prowess as a student is well known and respected throughout school although he would rather sock the horsehide over the fence than get a whole report card full of A's. GLADYS VELMA HUMMER. Academic Course, Choral Club '23-'25, The Wreck of the Hesperus, Trotty Veck '23-'24, Science Club '25-'26. ls Gladys a good sport? Well, rather, she's one of the most willing class-mates we have, and when one has won her choice smile Cas some's privileged few have- they feel more than honored. iltlluw M .. -3: 'Q .: gt gg C H XXVI OPTIMIST HAZEL BELLE HUMMER. Academic Course. Third Honor, 'Choral Club 3 years, Wreck of the Hesperus, Orchestra '24-'25, Science Club '25-'26. Just to be different we won't say a thing about Reid, because we realize it must get quite boring. But Hazel can do other than Reid, she's a shark at Vergil, to say nothing of playing the piano. LOLA MAE HARRISON. Commercial Course, Stenography Club, Trotty Veck, 'Commercial Club. Lola can be seen anytime hurrying through the halls for Lola tends strictly to business and is always in a hurry. Gene erally people always in a rush have no time to do things for others but not so with Lola.. She always has time to help some one else along. EDWARD H ELFRICH. General Course, History Honor, Football 3 years, Basketball Manager '25-'26, Class Basketball 4 years, Murphologist Basket- ball Team '24-'25, Optimist Staff '23-'24, President Murphologist Club '24-'25, Fire Team 2 years. "Ed" with his shining black hair and win- ning smile is the idol of all the girls, but this has not kept him from being an athlete and student. In football Ed was one of our best ends. Although he only came to school in the mornings during his Senior year Ed easily captured the History honor. MARTHA JILLSON. Academic Course, Basketball '23-'24-'25-'26, Captain of Basketball Team '25, Science Club '26, Glee 'Club '23-'24-'25, 'Choral Club '25-'26, Trotty Veck '24-'25-'26, Class Cheer- leader '24, French Club '25-'26, For four years Mart has been on the basketball squad, and if she hadn't been there it couldn't have won the games it did, And on all the trips her golden hair and wonderful guarding won her more than one date. nv-27 wl- ..,.,"'-Z1i,l,ff.n'F'1'f'1 V , lm? ov-XXVI OPTIMISTQ Y,Y, , ,M ,ny-Q-q,,,Y ,1J!,,-- KENNETH A. JACOBSON. Academic Course, Chairman of Roll Room Foot ball Letter Man '23-'24-'25, Manager of Football '25, Fire Chief, Dramatic Club Treasurer, "The Whole Town's Talking" "Seventeen," Junior Play "Daddy Long Legs". Orchestra '21-'22, Class Will, Science Club. Athletic Association, Class Musician. "Jake" is the chunky fellow who has played left guard on the football team for the past 3 years. From the grimy, football field he turns himself to the sweet thrilling notes of the violin, banjo and trumpet. Be- sides being one of the three class musicians his wise common sense expoundings in clas- ses are much respected by his teachers. HELEN KUNTZ. x Academic Course, Vice President Fresh- man Class, Choral Club, Gypsy Rover, Glee Club "Wreck of the Hesperusf' Dramatic Club 1 year, Play "The Whole Town's Talk- ing," Junior Play "Daddy Long-Legs," Jun- ior Prom Committee, Science Club, Trotty Veck Club 2 years. Helen is seldom seen without Franny. They are inseparable. Helen can sing, dance and act. She has taken an active part in school activities as shown by the above list. There seems to be quite an at- traction for Helen upon Oak Street. A cer- tain blonde boy. Eh! Helen! ADAM KIELP. Commercial Club, Commercial Course, Basketball Letterman 4 years, Football 2 years, Baseball 1 year, Stenography Club, President of Stenography Club. Adam is prominent as a basketball player, his large hands having helped him to find the basket many times. This year, Adam was one of the "big business men" of Mr. Bitter's town Riverside. He is also an ac- complished "charleston" dancer. Perhaps Adam will become an instructor in this art. How about it Adam? KENNETH K. KELLY. Commercial Course, Commercial Club, President Commercial Club, Stenogrphy Club Class Basketball Team '23-'24-'25-'26, Vice President of Class '24. Ken has won the envy of all our girls by his exceptional ability at rope jumping. Remember him in the Senior Circus of '25? Although that isn't all he is clever at. Ever seen him typewrite or dance or clerk or any of the other things he can do? nv-28 ul M -- W ll it , ,, , -f ,,i',-,,, ,w'i.i'.,,i 4 " VH H ll' i it i ll i 1 'll wil w w ui lllll wil lluwlllull illllUlMil1l1li3N 41,.lQ.T,w..Q1T.1lll1R31ilL1l1llwl.ll-Il11Q5w311liilaliqllmillmlll1.:3l,'l.lllm ,.il w.M..willitiNlx1lxxllQll1lxl31lxnlllluAWllWU1l4'illiliHll'lWlllll'WlMlllll3Hl1llQQiNlillllllllbllllliwlllwll'13ilQllilQlli'.iliililil1lllJ1ilixl,ll'li11llll,ll: 1 mllull l it 1, ,H x ,, , ,Q .- - , -a apr. ,,,s,'1-2-my-vgqvvmrwifjlf ' fwwaqpaqiwpppagg 'Tim' L T-7.,-3-H4 i. Yau-XXVI OPTIMIST FRED LI NDQU IST. Academic Course. Although Fred didn't cop the French hon- or, he sure knows how to speak that lan- fruafe. Ask Fred some French and see how quick he answers. Some of our girls think the same as we, that there is more in Fred than French. ADELINE CHARLOTTE LINDQUIST. Commercial Course, Commercial 'Club 2 Years, Stenography Club 1 Year. Adeline has a laugh that is characteristic of her good nature. Adeline believes in the old proverb "Laugh and the world laughs with you. Frown and you frown alone." People with dispositions like Adeline can be nothing but happy and consequently her life will be a success. For to be happy is to be successful. DOROTHY LIGHT. Academic Course, French Honor, Girls Glee Club '23-'24, Choral Club, '24-'25-'26, Operetta Gypsy Rover, Junior Play Com- mittee. Trotty Veck '23-'24-'25-'26, Dramatic Club Play "The Whole Town's Talking," Dramatic Club '25-'26, School Seal Com- mittee, Science Club '25-'26, French Club '24-'25, Cantata "The Wreck of the Hes- persf' Dot. the infant of the class copped French honor. Not so bad for an infant Eh! Dorotl1y's an awful sweet tooth. She loves candy. Oil City seems to have an attraction to Dot. MARY ELFREDA LARSON. General Course, Trotty Veck, Science Club. Glee Club. Elfreda is a reliable sort of person. And happy, she's always smiling. Elfreda made friends her freshman year and has still kept them. Although she doesn't know just what she will do after Commencement, we know that she will make everyone with whom she comes in contact happy. ' """ ' 'M29 wt' l ul, ll l OMXXVI OPTIMISTm ELMO E. LINGLEY. General Course, Science Club, Orchestra. Elmo Lingley has only been with us for a short time but he is a fast worker and has CB.l'V6d a' niche in all of our hearts in the one year we have had him. CATHERINE VERONICA MAIER. Murphologist Club. "King" is the famous dancer of T. H. S. Can she Charleston? Just ask her to demon- strate once and you won't have to ask a second time. 'She's as graceful as the nymphs you read about, and we wouldn't be at all surprised to hear of her taking Pavlowa's place at any minute. HAZEL LOUISE MCCURDY. Academic Course, Murphologist Club. Hazel came to us from the Hydetown High School at the beginning of our Senior year, and we wish she'd have come sooner. She's won our hearts already by her cheer- ful disposition. IRENE McCURDY. . Commercial Course. Commercial Honor, Orchestra '25-'26, Trotty Veck Club '25-'26, Stenography Club '25, Commercial Club '26, Irene carried off the Commercial Honor and there's not one but who thinks she de- served it. As may well be surmised she's capable and responsible and a big help to the class, not to mention the clubs of which she is a member. IN 30 Ml ' """"" """' Y' Y1""'7""7 ' .. ., .N ' 5 1 XXVI OPTIMIST ANNA BEATRICE MORRIS. Commercial Course, Stenography Club, Commercial Club, Trotty Veck Club, Choral Club. An11a is one of those people who can't be kept down, against the doctors orders she came back to school and has stayed and will graduate with us. We call this grit. Any one who has such pertinacity will surely be a success in the world. RAYMOND MCELHANEY. Commercial Course, Commercial Club, Stenography Club, Choral Club. The girls say Ray is a quiet chap, but they don't know him. Just ask Mr. Bitters the way Ray runs Riverside, and you'll find he is far from being bashful and quiet. GEORGE O'HARE. Commercial Course, Commercial Club, Stenography Club. Choral Club 2 years, Fire Team 1 year, Class Basketball 2 years, Manager Class Basketball Team '25-'26 Gyp- ys Rover. Although George is11't very large he sure did his bit in making the class of '26 what it is. The capable way he managed the Senior basketball team proves this state- ment. Mr. Murphy reports George is quite a wrestler too. Can you throw any light on that statement, George? MABEL MARIE PROPHETER. Commercial Course, Commercial Club. Mabel is another one of the sharks of the Commercial Department. As a typist, well, it's hard to imagine a speedier one. In many a pinch she has helped with Optimist work so that we have her to thank for more than one helping hand. Besides be- ing a typist, she's a cheerful helper in every- thing. 7" 7T"' " ' E531 vu in xy NH naXXVI OPTIMISTM.. . nl TROY PRINGLE. Academic Course, President of Freshman Class, Football Team '22-'23-"24-'25, Basket- ball Team '23-'25"26, Captain Basketball '25- '26, Baseball '22-'26, Track '25-'26, Junior Play "Daddy Long Legs," Dramatic Club and Play "The Whole Town's Talking," Fireman '25-'26, Junior Prom Committee. Troy is famous for his smile, especially among the fair sex. He is also one of our all around athletics, being a letterman in each branch of sports. For his ability and popularity you need only to refer to the above list. When Troy enters college next fall we predict success for him equal to that which he has attained in T. H. S. CLEO BETTY PROPER. Academic - -Commercial Course, Steno- granhy Club, Commercial Club, Science Clxb. Cleo. in the years she has been with us has established a place in the hearts of the Seniors because of her attractive shy man- ner. Don't misunderstand us, we admire a person who has so refined a manner and only regret that we have had her as a. class mate for just two years. CLIFFORD PATTERSON. Academic Course, Science Club. What more need one say about Clifford than that he triumphed over our famous lawyer Warren T. Dickinson. By his great fluency he secured the divorce of Mrs. Louis Caldwell formerly Miss Lufcile Fogelquist. His good common sense expoundings won over the jury so completely that Mrs. Cald- well was given custody of Louis Jr. and 510.000 alilnony. We hope you will be as successful in your teaching Clifford. LEORA RAND. Commercial Course, Basketball Team '23- '24'25-'26, Captain Basketball Team '25-'26, Senior Circuis. Commercial Club 2 years '24- '25-'26, Stenography Club 1 year '24-'25, Trotty Veck Club 3 years '24-'25-'26, The captain of the basketball team, a fast forward, a capable side-center, the best typist in school is seen here. In fact you'l1 ask what she can't do, and we'1l answer, we never found out. And with all her talents she's as willing and smiling as they make 'em. 9 32 IUKWT-'1"'T'Ill4"""""i "Y in X l l it ill. , mxxvx oP'r1M1sT REBECCA RUTH RUBIN. Commercial Course, Commercial Club, Shorthand Club. Here is one of the sharks of Riverside and Typewriting room. Wouldn't that be enough of a reccommendation to get her al- most a11y job she wanted? We envy the party Q73 that gets Rebecca. GERRIT NEWSOME RILEY. Academic Course, Football '23-'24-'25, French Club, Science Club, Fire Team, As- sistant Stage Manager for All Plays '24-'25. Gerrit's work at center this year was one of the outstanding features of the season. Taking this position, this year, for the first time, he Hlled it like a veteran. "Deac" expects to attend the University of Pitts- burgh next fall to study for his chosen prof- fession, pharmacy. E. IRENE STEVENSON. C0llll1l9l'Cia1 Course, Commercial Club, Stenography Club, Choral Club, Publicity Committee '24-'25, Class Cheerleader, Can- tats "The Wreck of the Hesperus", Trotty Veck Club. Irene is pep itself, and it's not often you End her downcast enough even to sit still for five minutes. She's as helpful as she is peppy. Ask anybody that's run a candy sale. She's been an important member of the Commercial Club also. BERDENA BELL SMITH. English Honor, Academic Course, Science Club. Berdena is another member of our class who is going to Normal for the summer term and teach next fall. The school where she teaches will certainly be a lucky one for Berdena is a very capable person. li! lmwwllwl ill' NWMHW WWW U VW ll HN Ui W W W W V QXXVI 0pT1M1sT.,,...l............1 EMORY JAWCOB SCHNEIDER. Academic Course, Football Squad, Base- ball Slquad, Science Club. "Jake" didn't care to graduate with last year's Senior Class so he came back to ac- complish the big feat with us. And we're mighty glad he did for he's an all-around good sport!!! HUGO L. SCHLOSSER. Commercial Club, Commercial Club '25- '26, Stenography Club '24-'25-'26, Vice Presl- dent Commercial Club '26, Football Squad '25 C,Cl assketball Team '23-'24-'25-'26, "Cook" was one of the financial wizards of Riverside this year. We expect him to "clean up" the business world, as he did in Riverside. Gook also has quite a name as a football and basketball player. ALLAN SAVARD. General Course, Play "Gypsy Rover," Dramatic Club, Dramatic Club Play "The Whole Town's Talking," Junto Club, Class Basketball Team '23-'24-'25-'26, 'Science Club, Commercial Club. "Stubb" as Allan is known among his friends was the sensation in T. H. S. Dra- matic circles this year. Since he starred in "The Whole Towns Talking" Stubb has been idolized by nearly all the members of the fair sex. "Stubb" is also noted for his class spirit and pep. FLORENCE MAY VAN GUILDER -Commercial Course, Commercial Club. Not many of us know Florence as Well as we wish we did, but those of us that do feel sorry for those who are left out of her circle of friendship, for she is a true friend and a peppy and good one. I0 34 lYf'?w 'M"' W ii'-""' . . . F-g Tff""5T5"'T'ffF'i9ff?fW I1 SH v ' .1-"? . . fi ,Az --mXXVI OPTIMISTQ LLOYD THOMAS. Acedemic Course, Science Club. Lloyd is a very active member of the distinguished class of '26. We have had evidence of his tree climbing ability and some day we think he will be a Steeple-jack. He also turned his hand to airplane con- struction in physics, but after three unsuc- cessful attempts gave it up. ARTHUR RUMFORD THOMPSON, Junior. Academic Course, Choral Club, Cantata "The Pioneer's Papoose," "The Wreck of the Hesperusf' Junto Club. "Art" is o11e of the well known speech makers in T. H. S. Although he does not take part in athletics he is well known and liked by all. He is back of our class in everything and is an efficient member of the Junto. His ideas and arguments are expected and well received by his teachers. LAURA ANNA WOLF. Commercial Course. Stenography Club, Secretary Commercial Club, Basketball 1 year, Home Economics 2 years. WVhen we're fortunate enough to get Laura started, we wish she'd never stop. She has fine ideas and knows how to put them across. T. H. S. is happily not losing Laura this year, for she is coming back as a P. G. next year. CLYDE WALTER. Football '23-'24-'25 Capt, Murphologist '25, Track '25-'26, Class Basketball Team Basketball '24-'26, Fire Team, Murphologist Club '25-'26. Clyde was one of the ma.in cogs in our football machine for 3 years and captain his last year. He played class basketball and his ability at track and field 2 years meets is also listed among his atheletic achievements. He has always been a staunch supporter of the class of '26 and was also a. member of the Junto Club. f' 1--ov-35nu MXXVI OPTIMISTQLH A -, , - I EMERALD WILSON. General Course, Optimist Staff '24, Glee Club '24, Cominercial Club '26, Woodie and King are never very far away from each other. 'l'hey're a mighty good pair too, good dancers, good sports, peppy and attractive. My we're glad the class of '25 left something nice behind. NELLIE ROBERTA WAGNER. Connnercial Course, Commercial Club, Stenography Club. VVhen we think of Nellie we think of boys. Nellie has been majoring in mekoligy ever since she came here if she could only persuade Mr. Murphy to give her credit for that special course there would be no doubt about her graduating. But it is the opinion of many authorities that a subject of this kind can not be properly appreciated when dealing with it at arms length. So she has dropped it. I might mention this course, it is carried on outside of school. EVELYN ELIZABETH WALLEN. Academic Course. Choral Club. "Wreck of Hesperusj' Trotty Veck 2 years, Drama- tic Club 2 years, Plays, "Come Out of the Kitchen," "The Whole Town's Talking," Junior Play "Daddy Long Legs," Junior Prom Committee, Science Club, French Club. Eve's second name is Dance. She is a crackerjack at it too. Everyone who knows Eve likes her and how can they help it. She is full of fun and very seldom sober U5 She is a good little actress too. ANNA M. WHITMAN. Academic Course, Choral Club '24-'25-'26, Science Club '25-'26, An11a is another one of our shy class- mates that adds individually to the class, and makes us wish her sort weren't so few and far-between. If any of you see Anny boarding a trans-Atlantic steamer, don't be worried for she'll o11ly be going over to see her "Little French Girl" and her friends. wilt? ASI" Y W" Y ' li ll 'III ,.,,,,I.., I ,.,..'. . II Ill MII I WI' W1 i " if-was-f.ff1iiw5:,if.uq,1pi.-3 A , , K. . ' MXXVI OPTIMIST "" ""'N VALEDICTORY Thirty years from tonight of what importance will be the grad- uation of the Class of Twenty-Six? lt may be that some ot our number may make names for themselves and thus bring fame to our school and class. Proud as we shall be of such classmates, we shall be still prouder in the knowledge that each individual in his or her small way will be aiding materially in creating the public opinion A x of that day. the points to To make interested in of the public placed before That we are prepared for such responsibiity is one of which 1 should like to call your attention. intelligent citizens, wise voters, and men and women the affairs of their nation, these are the chief aims schools. In every course high standards have been us to accept or reject. We have accepted them, not blindly by cuinpulsion, but intelligently by free choice. The question of world peace will ever be important to all civ- ilized nations until it is completely established. For many reasons the United States is eminently fitted for leadership in this great movement, which can receive momentum only from us, its citizens. As the educated minority we shall have the responsibility of guid- ing this public opinion into the proper channels. May we prove worthy of our task! In other than international affairs we are receiving instruction. livery year there is offered to the students a broader, ,more varied plan of study, which vastly increases general information. And it is to be expected that future classes will receive even more benefit at the institution of self-government. VVhen this shall have been established, boys and girls with a high degree of initiative, self- expression, self-restraint and executive ability will be graduated from the high school. VVe are happy to welcome you here tonight as we depart from the place where we have received four years of valuable training, not mere knowledge, but a well-rounded preparation for after life. FRANCES O. BRYAN. SALUTATORY The time to which we have been looking forward has at last arrived, the graduation of the Class of Nineteen Hundred Twenty- Six. Tonight marks the termination of our high school life, and as we, in our minds, turn back the pages of time, the years just spent here in Titusville High school, stand out as years of happiness and progress. They have been years of study and work, companion- ship anl play. ln those years we have gained strength which we could not have attained elsewhere, a strength through our educa- tional training, and a strength of character and purpose, with which to meet the future. NVe know that we owe all the opportunities given us and the success of our efforts to you, our parents who have aided us in all things, to you, our capable and willing instructors, to you, our relatives and friends, and to the people of Titusville who have so loyally supported our schools, and so it is our desire that you share with us this event. On behalf of my fellow-classmates, I bid you all many wel- comes. ROBERT O'I-IARE. "" ' Y' T445 37 oil' MlllllwlllfMlllWWWllllMllWll MqMm!1 , X V l F " ' " naXXVIOP'1'IMIST 4,4 ' PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS It has been the custom of every Senior Class of Titusville High School, on this night, for ages past, to extol its ability, its contribu- tions to the community its remarkable scholastic record, its size fwhich each graduating class gleefully claims to be larger than any other as if it were a phenomenonj and in short, hands an entire florist shop to itself. To break such a precedent, I feel would be almost sacrilegious, so I too am going to expatiate on the Class of '26, how it has en- twined itself around the heart of the school CI am not saying by what maneuversj, how it is beloved by faculty and students alike, but most especially by itself, how it has perhaps caused more trou- ble than any other class, and really how far superior it is to all the present class, to say nothing of all preceding ones. So that you also may share our opinion of our class, let me point out to you some of the memorials it is leaving: When we became Seniors, we realized as only those can who are enduring an epidemic of "Class Ring Agents," that our high school had no seal. After the students were sufficiently excited over this situation they appointed a committee to arrange for a seal. Many designs were offered, and finally one which combined the Drake Well with the Keystone was selected. Thus, under the leadership and by the financial backing of our class, Titusville High school gained a school seal. Since we like to pattern our life here after the college curricu- lum, we have instituted a Senior Week, every day of which is set aside for some event. Aping our older brothers and sisters again, for the first time in many years the Seniors will wear caps and gowns on graduation night. In order to defray some of the personal expenses of Senior year, the class treasury paid about a hundred and twenty-five dol- lars, so that with the added expense of the school seal, we were not able to leave so large a gift to the school as we had hoped. But one shift of scenery and perhaps some further stage furnishings will be our memorial. I have told you the little that we have done for the school, but it would take much, much more time than I am allowed to tell you all that the school has done for us. I cannot refrain, however, from mentioning a few of the improvements which have taken place during our school career. Our four years have been unusually calm, and at the same time experimental. When we were Freshmen, Mr. Koontz became the - H386 H ll M l l lllrlnl mmimmgmmitxvl 0PTIMIsTq1Mmm We Superintendent, and it is impossible to speak of all the beneficial changes he has brought about. One arrangement that has brought the teachers and students in closer contact is remaining in the same roll room all through the high school years. This was tried on our class and we feel that we actually belong to the two teach- ers whom we have tried and worried for so long. Wie are the first class to have appreciated fully the benefits of the Dramatic Club. organized in our Sophomore year, and feel extremely privileged to have sponsored any of its excellent plays. The Activities' Period begun this year is an experiment still in its infancy. Though be- lieved by some not to have been a complete success, it has afford- ed a wider scope for school life, and has done a great deal to in- crease the school's enthusiasm. We have congratulated ourselves, for it is perhaps the last op- portunity we will have, and too, we are probably the only ones who would do it. But we are not too conceited to realize our faults, and know that we deserve any criticism you offer. We hope that you will enjoy our Class Day exercises, which we have planned for you as one of the last times we appear before leaving high school. FRANCES O. BRYAN. Ii Blnadpxf 4 5 A ' , 4 ZVQV mgil' K Egg' , Qi k 7 Nl 7, . C 1 M39 All I ll 'lli lll'lW T " llWVqll'Ql' W W ' VI oP'r11vI1s'1w......e CLASS HISTORY Listen, good people, and you shallibe told The wonderful history of the Seniors bold! It was in the fall of 1922 when we entered Titusville High school as Freshmen. What we lacked in learning we made up in number for we were ninety-two strong. At our first class meeting we elected Troy Pringle president. We decided upon Green and White for our Class Colors, but not to signify our station in high school life as "Freshies." Our first party was held in the American Legion hall as a Hallowe'en event, and it was a huge success. Most of us managed to pass our exams and we found that we were Sophomores. Frank Turner, in the capacity of president, proved to us that one does not need a large body to have a good sized brain. We were represented on the football squad and also on the boys' and girls' basketball teams. One of the best of our social events was a Weiner and marshmallow roast at Barnsdall's Hill, October 15. We had a good time in spite of the fact that we waded through some mud and dropped the buns. This was a suc- cessful year in every way except financially, as we only had three cents when we entered our junior year. This was THE YEAR of our whole high school career. Frances Bryan was elected president. Although this was a very busy year, making plans for our Prom, we had time for a few parties. Through the patronage of some of the citizens of Titus- ville in co-operating with us as Juniors in the production of the an- nual Junior play, "Daddy Long Legs," we were able to make the Prom possible and to meet some of our expenses during our Sen- ior year. Both play and Prom were said to be the best ever given by a Junior class. We had no class basketball team to speak of as all the members of the first team except one were Juniors. We were Track Champions and also took first place in the Swimming Meet. At the close of the year we had to our credit 337921, made possible through the efforts of our. president, Frances Bryan, with the co-operation of the never-tiring class. Alas, we were Seniors. Frances Bryan was re-elected presi- dent. We held a number of social affairs during the year, the last being at the Woman's Club, March 18. This was most novel. It .was in the form of a barn dance. We certainly shone in athletics, with nine men on the football squad and the regular basketball team entirely of Seniors. Adam Kielp was high man in the League with 125 points. We were also champions of the Class Basketball 9409 ll 1 ll wmwm unm'mii1m11u .. ' , i VIVOPTIMIST League. We won the two prizes which were offered for selling the most tickets to the Dramatic Club plays Adam and Eva and The Whole Towns Talking. Helen Koontz took the lead in selling tickets for the latter play. This year we started something new something that the high school has needed for some time a school seal. It was designed by Arthur Schultz a member of our class and voted upon by the entire school. The die for the rings and stationery which we bought IS now a part of the school property. In years to come every student who graduates from Titusville High school will be the proud pos- sessor of a ring bearing this seal. V These four years haveypassed all too quickly. It has seemed no time since we entered as Freshmen. It is with a great feeling of regret that we leave these halls of dear old Titusville High school A ' ' , MABEL KERR CLARK. 'iii 7 sl 2.51,-'fv',fa ,+ 1 k A lit QAAU i 41 ' ,... 1 .i -: P' " ':---of 1, ,-fl,-. H . . V ., , ,., , - , 4 V ' sv.-Q.. l 4 f.. tm. - . n , ff v , 1- ' 'L , , -. . V. Y .ii-ft" ' , :f1',:' -w a it m ,-fL'1f est- '1524 f ,. Q., .. vi5i.Efma." rg' '- '1V2.1.iga.!..eic.:lit if' 4 F71 .f H ,, V, 1- . . 'H' re YMEWl31IlmigmulmMMllIWljlvmljllllwlm'rw ll l l l W MMM, XXVI OPTIMIST -' CLASS PROPHECY The intense heat which had prevailed in New York all day was reced- ing with the setting sun. The subways and trolleys had just had their rush hours, and although the traffic was still very heavy, New York was having its supper hour. The prediction of several noted scientists that the summers of 1935 and 1936 would outclass all previous summers for heat was slowly being considered as having truth behind it by the people. The towering structures on' Broadway had seemed all day to reflect the heat of the sun, making the tiny creatures below sweat as they seemed to crawl on their way in an endless stream. Even the birdlike monsters that circled around these same buildings, carrying these creatures, seemed to go slower than usual. On either the side or the top of each of these cloud-reaching build- ings was a large sign, or signs, stating, of course, the products manufac- tured ln the building, or the owners of it. But standing out from the rest was one spectacular sign which told that the 88 storied building was occupied by Levy, Schultz and Caldwell, Consulting Scientists, Archeologists and Physicists. On observing the building more closely, one could see that at this certain hour, in the window of the 69th floor 128 from the east end of the bulldingl there was a sinister looking young man picking his teeth with a diamond studded toothpick., "Well, those inane creatures below have found out that, much to their disgust, our prophecy has come true." The speaker was Mr. Schultz, of the above mentioned company. "Indeed, I wish myself that we were taking a trip to Africa or South America, or some other cooler place." "As I was saying, Miss Light, before being rudely interrupted, please take this dictation down." This gentleman was none other than our old friend, Prof. Howard Levy. Finishing his dictation, he looked queerly at his stenographer. "Now, Dorothy, are you going to follow the example of Elfreda Larson, and just when we need you badly, elope with a movie sheik, as she did this morning? Really, even though you've been with us for 10 years, I must say that the stenographer shortage is getting to be terrible." "Oh, I'll give you my word, Mr. Levy, I'l1 never get married until I find the right man. Ho-hum," and this demure little Miss assumed the attitude which the students of the class of 1926 were all so accustomed to. CRASH--Everyone in the room leaped from their seats, but on looking around they assumed their former positions. "It's only Lou," said Prof. Shultz, looking out the window while Mr. Caldwell finished breaking in the door, which, unfortunately, was locked when he attempted to enter the office. Finally, after being in the room for some minutes, Mr. Caldwell broke the silence. "I see that there is an order here for Bengston and Dame's Palace Club-for a new device to take the wrinkles out of sheets. As there are 3,000 rooms in the Palace Club, this order should bring us in about S50,000. eh? Well, I s'pose we'll have to eat there tonight for that." And with that, Prof. Lou sunk back in a chair. The silence was again broken by the "Good night" of Miss Light and the slamming of the door. "Well, should we go to the-" but Mr. Levy was cut short by the ting- a-ling of the emergency bell. "Who could be calling this time of the day ?" finished Howard-but evi- dently the caller did not wish to wait to be usher in, as the door was sudden- ly thrown open and in entered a young man, rather short for his age, but carrying many brief cases and a traveling bag, which would have piled up higher than he was. He had straight, glossy, yellow hair and walked to the center of the room with a light step. 342m ' ' I ' XVI OPTIMISTM "What do you want," shouted Mr. Schultz, suddenly enraged. "I thought I told young George O'Hare not to let any salesmen in. I'l1 look for another office boy tomorrow." "I beg your pardon, sire," said the stranger, "you did not let me explain. My name is Arthur Thompson of the Bearamount Moving Picture Company." After due explanation, the scientists found that their old friend Art was the director for the Bearamount Movie Company, of which Adam Kielp was president and Fred Lindquist vice president and property man. "Here is what I came to see you about," said Director Thompson in a feeble, yet excited, voice. "Two weeks ago, our leading lady, Mme. Berdiuae Smith, and her understudy, Helen Bodamer, returned from Gazo Gabo, South Africa, with our leading nfan, Franklin Turner, where they had been making that Oriental Psycho-Drama, 'Pau1ine's Passionate Papaf On the day they were to leave for home a report came in that some unknown terror, a phantom, had been terrorizing the poor natives for many a night, with a result that there was much lack of sleep on the part of the natives. As the jungle where this is occurring is impenetrable, an immediate expedition was impossible. You know that the natives in that section of the world are very susceptible to the disease known as Oemebus Sycolurosis, or that the loss of sleep in two weeks would wipe out thousands of them. And as thousands of the natives down there are employed to raise canaries, the dying off of them would ruin that great commercial industry. Of course the natives, led by a certain Vvilliam Graff fwith an Ebenez. Thompson, in- terpreter, as the natives speak Frenchl, appealed to the only Americans on the continent, our actors. They returned today, and after listening to their story, President Kielp knew that the only help that could be gotten to them would be through science. So as per instructions, I am here, pleading with you to take up the natives' cause, to task you to form a scientific expe- dition at any cost, and to find out who this strange phantom is." Breathless, Art stopped and looked at the three scientists. Each was clutching the handle of his chair-intense-vibrant-thrilled. Suddenly, as if released by a spring trigger, they jumped from their seats, and as one man they spoke. "We, the renowned great scientists, will do all within our power to help the natives discover who or what this strange phantom is, and to relieve them of the condition that now exists. We have spoken, so shall we do. AMENJ' --.-.ili Scene changes to two days later. Scientists and party in their airplane "Blisterine" racing toward Africa. Station LUKO broadcasting. Garret Riley announcing. Although to- night was to be Dickinson night, and we had advertised that Mr. Dickinson, famous engineer, would speak to the kiddies, we are very sorry to announce that he was married to Miss Evelyn Wallen at the Methodist Synagogue by Father O'Hancox. As a substitution tonight, we will radio-photo a little novelty skit by Tyrella Francis and Frances Bryan, famous movie imper- sonators. Their first impression will be of Miss Lillian Corwin, Firts Ma- tional star. All right-gir- "Shut that off, Mr. O'Hare, and tune in on our Barnsdall hill observa- tory and see how Eddie Helfrich is making out with the new Maxo-Teles- cpoe. If we don't get to Africa by tomorrow, I feel in my bones that some- thing will happen to those poor natives." So Mr. O'Hare reluctantly obeyed and tuned in on the Barnsdall Hill Observatory. But as the super-airship had just hit a storm, it was thought best to turn off the radio-photograph for the night. Thus the days passed, until one noon, four days after the travellers had left New York, they reached Gazo Gabo, and farther on they saw a thick, seemingly impenetrable, forest. "Now for the work," shouted Mr. Caldwell, eagerly, and the others joined in with him, just as eager to start for the interior. M4361 N' F wrx Wy It ' ' XXVI OPTIMIST After due time, spent in getting extra food, supplies and gasoline, the scientists left 'Gazo 'Gabo and turned their huge plane toward the forest. In less than half an hour after leaving the city, the plane was over what seemed to be a sea of trees, intermingled with dense, mist-like vines. Oc- casionally, a thin, silver thread was seen winding through the green maze, which, upon the lowering of the ship, proved to be a sluggish river. Up to this time, no sign of life, with the exception of numerous animals, was seen by the travelers. Suddenly, upon hearing a shrill yell ascending from the earth below, the plane was stopped, and when the scientists looked down, they saw that directly below them was a small clearing, and situated here was a little village of small, brown huts. The yell appeared to have come from this village, so, assuming that they had reached their destination, the scientists stopped the plane, and by the aereo-anchorosus, anchored the huge monster of the air. Then, after a weight had been dropped to the earth, the elevator-rope-ladder was lowered to the ground. All of the party, with the exception of the mechanics who tended to the plane, got into a small iron bucket shaped contrivance, and when they were 'set,' Prof. Schultz pulled a switch and the 'elevator' slowly slid down the rope leading from the airplane to the earth. After some seconds, the group reached the ground, and, jumping from the bucket, were confronted by a large group of fierce looking savages. The largest of the tribe seemed to be the leader, as he at once stepped forward. Vsfith arms akimbo, he spoke in a booming voice. "Watch gooku snipp wipp Mcgoogle, crusto grypus macalonif' He stopped, and out of the tribe there stepped a small, weazoned native. In broken English, he interpreted the other's speech. "Leader Weeyum Graph say he much glad to see you. He say you maybe come to help us get rid him of spook." The interpreter looked around as he said the word spook, and although it was terribly hot, those big, husky looking athletes seemed to shiver at the very sound of the word. The scien- tists assured him that they were the right people, and were only too anxious to get a. look at this spook. Immediately, a bounteous feast was set before them, as is the custom with the natives in that section of the world. During the eating, Prof. Caldwell questioned the interpreter again. "Please tell me," said Mr. Caldwell, "what has happened of importance here in the last 20 years." After listening to a tiresome story for about an hour, Mr. Caldwell sneezed. "As I was saying," continued the interpreter, "in 1934, we were visited by a peculiar person, who say he was a missionary." As the native contin- ued talking, his English seemed to get better. "His name was, eh, Cliffardo Paterson. He tried to make we believe that there was no Santy Clause. We no stand for that. So, well, we kick him out. He come back again last year with the same, what you say-line?" The native continued, "So we kick him out again. Then we have been haunted since by some hind of spook. We no Know what it could be. It always comes at night, too, so we no can sleep." Mr. Caldwell went back to the hut which was provided for the scientists by the natives, and here had a conference with the rest of his party. It was decided upon, that the 'march' against the ghost would be made that night, so the scientists spent the remaining hours of light contemplating what would happen that night. As all things must have an end, so did that long day. At the first signs of twilight, the rescue party got their rifles, bombs and night-works from the airplane by means of the elevator. Their rifles were of the latest type produced, being run by a charge of electricity contained in the stock of the gun. Finally, the long awaited command was heard by the eager colleagues. "Are you ready?" asked Prof. Levy in a calm but stern voice. "All set," shouted the rest of the party. The various "unk unks" of the natives, as- sured the scientists that several of the big, husky brutes were behind them. '- in 44 nl u M W . -sf. ". " XXVI OPTIMISTnql l,..- They did not have to wait very long as suddenly a curious, but unearthly weird wail was heard, seemingly coming from the trees surrounding the village. Several of the smaller natives fainted in their tracks, while the rest of them uttered low moans. The natives sharply stopped their wailing and jumped in the air as a brilliant blue flash illuminated the surrounding territory. Prof. Caldwell immediately had the interpreter assure them that it was only the discharge of one of their electric rifles that had caused the flash. The moaning, which had stopped momentarily, again started, this time more fierce, more acute. "Sh-h, I think I have it spotted," whispered Prof. Schultz. "I know, that-BUT LOOK!" He pointed to a white, ghost-like form which had sud- denly appeared in the top of a group of trees. At the sight of this. the na- tives who had been with the scientists up to this time, dropped quietly to the ground, and lay still on the grass. Prof. Levy, wasting no time, took aim at the white spectral, and fired- There was no sound or flash, but the people who were looking at the form saw it suddenly go limp and drop to the ground. The scientists rushed to the spot where the "ghost" had fallen, and there on the moss covered ground was the form of a man, and beside him lay a sheet. As his face was cov- ered with a heavy growth of beard he was at the time unrecognizable. But with quick presence of mind fas he saw that the man was coming tob, Mr. 0'Hare, who was in the party, whipped out a Puram Pluplex razor, and, splashing some water from his canteen into the face of the man, proceed- ed to slice off his whiskers. "What the?--IT'S--CLIFFORD PATERSONP' Mr. O'Hare stopped short, as the man had seemingly come to. Immediately recognizing, in the light of the new moon, the renowned scientists, Paterson attempted an explanation. "My dear friends," said he, "I hope that you will, as brothers of the same street sweepers' union, forgive me for this exceedingly rash act. I did it for the good of the poor natives. You see, two years ago, Kenneth Jacob- son, famous musician, came to me and told me that Santa Claus had been killed. As I was so strong and healthy, I knew that I could bear the strain, but suddenly I thought of the poor natives, and saw that when they found this fact out, they would surely go crazy. So I took it upon myself to come and tell them. But as you know, they would not listen to me. I could not bear to leave the country without imparting my knowledge to them, so I stayed. You know the rest." With that, Mr. Paterson broke down on the shoulder of George 0'Hare and uttered violent sobs. "But, Clifford, old Inan, don't you see that Kenneth Jacobson was only kidding?" consoled Mr. Caldwell. "Jake is still the same as he was back in High school-"He always likes to see thekiddies have a good time." "Then there IS a Santa Claus, a.fter all?" asked Clifford, in an expectant voice. "Yes, Clifford, there is a Santa Claus, and always will be." Mr. Caldwell took the excited man by the arm. "Come along, Cliff, and we'll give you your bread and milk." So Clifford followed the scientists back to the village. Scene changes to two days later aboard the plane. "Well, on our way home again. We sure did have some adventure," and Mr. Schultz looked at the ceiling of the motor room. "Remember Clayton Randolph's famous saying when we were back in T. H. Sf?" asked Prof. Levy. In a chorus the group responded with "We'1l say we do-You can never tell what them there High school boys will do next." 'W Wi' CWWWWWWW WISH 45 '- ,L-l,d,s,FMM, ,,4,- XXVI OPTIMISTQ sm if 'J 5 is N . I. A Elllllllllillhg t H 1 W I ' ' i ls' Q W X c , f 1 pf . .kv . P4 FW f 9 .. rf' ,W , f cga.:..t ' ii . B .- te.. .rllmmlll - 1 -e ., t CLASS KNOCKS liriends, classmates and members of the faculty, as the last and only gift from the Senior Class, I have been given the satisfaction of knocking its members. l might as well start with the officers. We didn't know we had any officers. They never started anything and made such a mess of things that it is no wonder the rest of the class lost all their pep. One day lfdward llelfrich had an idea that he could argue, so he started in linglish class and no one has been able to stop him yet. l don't see where that boy got such a pull with the faculty, anyway. Ile seems to be a privileged character. He only comes to school half of the time. livery once in a while I read in the paper of Opal Buffen- lmarger going to Detroit to visit 1'ClEl.t1VCS and friends. But she can't fool me. I know that friends shouldn't have an "s" on it. l could say a number of things about Katherine Carlson but there is too much difference in our sizes. llelen Kuntz can't appreciate good music at the dances any more. She never wants a certain orchestra to play because she can't go to them when it does. NVQ- all know Ruth Gilson has pretty dimples but then that's no reason she has to smile and show them all the time. llazel llummer seems to be strangely interested in "Reid"ing lately. Of course Dorothy Light did get the French Honor, but then no one else wanted it very much. NVQ: thought all the Seniors were grown up and dignified but we changed our minds when Bernice Gilson came to school one day with her hair in curls. lt's too bad Anna VVhitman and Mary Broderick are so boy- crazy. 'llhey simply won't let the men alone. IW -lli Ill' -- YKVV f llllll i . in . W ll, ll . .il l lllhwl ll ll 4 mJlili1'ili.iii .i mr. ,..,.,,.. lilmlllllllllll lu ll , QQXXVI oP'r1M1s'r I think it s a shame Mabel Decker gets sent out of class so much. She s just naturally noisy and can't resist cutting up. Poor Red Edwards never has anyone to go any place with. He s always by himself and seems so lonesome. Some people certainly are vain. Adam Kielp got a swelled head just because he dropped a basketball through the net a few times. Of course he did total the highest number of points in the league but then- Martha jillson and Leora Rand thought they could play basket- ball too. Leora made some baskets once in a while but all Martha did was to keep some one else from making them. And she has been on the team four years. General opinion seems to be that women are the gossips but for any information about the latest scandal I refer you to Kenneth Amboyer. The rest of the class has so many faults that I cannot take time to mention them all. ' But it must be remembered that in spite of what I have said that there is so much bad in the best of us and so much good in the worst of us that it ill behooves most of us to talk about the rest of us. LUCILE FOGELQUIST. .x+.'5" '77-"' g '4,2. L nga llihifftiflhf-fviT3'fl Y QQ,":-gil '52 .off M4701 V I' as , , - X Q i 1 , . - 4' ,l-jxjf r.,,, K I, I it ni , li l 3 ll + ..- ...XXVI 0PTIMISTq LAST WVILL AND TESTAMENT WE, the class of 1926 of Titusville High School, County of Crawford, State of Pennsylvania, being about to leave the pleasant atmosphere of school life which pervades our halls and rooms, all in good health and undoubtedly in sound mind, memory and at an understanding stage of life, do make and publish this, our last will and testament, hereby revoking all wills made by us hereto- fore, we bequeath such worldly goods as kind fates and a strong arm have seen fit to endow, in the following manner: Section I, Article I To the Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools and Faculty, we wish a much needed vacation which we feel they justly deserve, after struggling through four years of association with our illustrious class. Section I, Article II To the coming senior class we give all our pep and privileges as seniors, aforesaid privileges are not to be abused. Also, our in- tellectual ability and the duty of helping freshmen in distress. Section I, Article III To the coming junior class we give our studious air and ability to bluff our way in class. Section I, Article IV To the coming sophomore class we give a simple word of ad- vice-Keep at it, sophs. Section I, Aritcle V To the coming freshmen we sincerely offer our sympathy. Section II, Article I T, Louis Caldwell, being of presumably sound mind. do will and bequeath mv musical ability and good looks of which I am very proud, to Robert Wilkinson. Section II, Article II I. Evelyn Wallen, because of my old age, do give to Evelyn Small my ability in executing the Charleston. Section II, Article III We. Clyde Walter and Stub Allen Savard, do hereby relinnuish our ability to climb trees after colors, also several pairs of old trousers to be used for same, to Anthony Lysowski and Tommy Corwin. Section II, Article IV I, Alfreda Larson. do bedueath my ability to arrive at school at the last minute to Francis Jordan. Section II, Article V I, Clifford Patterson, having absorbed my capacity of knowl- edge. do beoueath my force of concentration, also a conv of my magnificent lecture on "The Northern Lights," to Donald Edwards. Section II, Article VI I. Mabel Clark. gladly relinquish a much worn copy of "Meth- ods of Extracting Money From Penniless Seniors" to next year's secretary and treasurer. 48 ,,, WH VI OPTIMISTQ Section II, Article VII I, Clarence Castman, due to the fact that I have no further use for them, do gladly give to Glenn Ribb a well fingered set of instructions by Earl Liederman, himself. Section II, Article VIII I, Cleo Proper, do give my quiet, shy demeanor to Helen Olson Section II, Article IX I, "Gook,' Hugo Schlosser, do reluctantly bequeath my ability to tell fish stories fof several kindsj to Homer Foster. Section II, Article X I I, I. Troy Pringle, relinquish my claim to the title of "Best looking boy in school" to Mr. Gerdes Brailsford. Section II, Article XI Optimist worries have made my hair turn grey. To remedy this I use "Henna Hair Dyes" of which I have a surplus. This said surplus I, Tyrella Francis, do bequeath to Gwendolyn Douglas. Section II, Article XII We, Bob Dame and Willard Bengston, regretfully leave our Dramatic abilities to Joe Dentler and Andy Waid, respectively. Section II, Article XIII I, Eva Blum, do bequeath my good looks and instructions, "How to Obtain the Same," to Catherine Smith. Section II, Article XIV I, Louis Foresther, bequeath my "brute strength" and athletic abilities to VValter jackson. Section II, Article XV . I, "Ken" Amboyer, leave my Riverside racing ability to Johnny Hoffman. Section II, Article XVI I, Lucille Foglequist, do hereby will my modest and quiet ac- tions to Lucille Ames. Section II, Article XVII I, Frances Alden, bequeath my set of dimples and my ability to hold certain junior boys, to Francis Mae Miller. Section III, Article I The remainder of our worldly goods having been placed in Mr. Stetson's office as a souvenir and memorial to the class of '26, we do hereby bequeath to Mr. G. A. Stetson for his own personal pleas- ure and benefit. At the same time we do appoint said Mr. Stet- son as the sole executor of this, our last will and testament. To which we, the class of '26, on the ninth day of June in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and twenty-six, do set our hand and seal. By Order of the Class of 1926, Attorney, KENNETH A. JACOBSON. '710 49 ' " """' " W ' OPTIMIST CLASS SONG 'Tune to "Lonesome and Sorry." Verse To our dear school, that we love well, We say our last fond farewell, When we are old, we'll fondly gaze Back at those T. H. S. days. Chorus Farewell, dear school, We'l1 think of you, Think of our work and our play. Farewell, dear classmates, and dear teachers, too, Remember the time, remember the day. Hearts filled with woe, and eyes filled with tears We had to start out on Life's long career. Our love for you will never die. . So, farewell, dear Titusville High. W By MARTHA MILDRED JILLSON OPTIMIST CLASS POEM 0UR THANKS Dear friends, four years have now passed by, Our work in school is over. Now we face the future bright, With all its glory, all its light. Yet e'er we leave our Alma Mater, While yet we are all here together, We thank her for her goodness shown, For these we've loved, for these we've known, And these who've taught us year by year, We thank for all their love and cheer. Mothers and fathers, we thank them, too: Because they've been so good and true, They taught us what first we knew. They helped us as we older grew. To our Heav'nly Father we give our all In the answer to our own life's call. A By LILLIAN CORWIN 51, -wqlf W I H vi U X M Wywywmuyymwyrm yu X "', -' "'-' Fill "" W ll """" WA: ' ""' ""il1l"2"" "ll """' W' l """' ''l'''llfllfll''iiilmlllllwmlllllllmlflllllllllmlx ll ll l 4 in V Y i . . VI OPTIMISTM SENIORS LAST DAY IN CHAPEL Positively our last appearance to the public, at large, was made on Friday, May twenty-eighth admist the cheers and tears of our inferiors. After numerous plans had been submitted and rejected, the committee, headed by Howard Levy, decided upon a three-act en- tertainment o ened by a minstrel show. The opening chorus of " Hail! Hail 'lphe Gang's All Here" was ably shouted by thirty or more white duck-panted and shirted Seniors and Senioresses fyou couldn't tell which.j Then the end men walked on the stage. Art Thompson, Mr. Bert Whitey Mr. Bitters, George O'Hareg Bob Dame, Mr. Stetsong Kenny Jacobson, Mr. Rathmang Bill Bengston, Mr. Ackerman. The most successful wise-crack of the morning occurred when Warren asked the pseudo E. F. B. if he had his daughter christened. The reply CNO because he didn't wish his child to be hit with a bottlej was appreciated by none so much as the original girl herself who gave a lusty shout from the balcony where she sat on her mother's knee. To conclude the minstrel show Eva Blum and Dorothy Light sang a duet. Very pretty they looked and as sweetly they sang. Warren and Frank are to be con- gratulated on their production. We have Lucile Fogelquist and Mr. Clifford Patterson to thank for securing the services of the renowed prestidigitatorsz- Monsieur Edward Helfrich, M. Louis Caldwell, M. Howard Levy, and M. Francis Thompson. The little boys and girls in the audi- ence were speechless with delight and awe when M. Louis made the ace of spades rise from the pack into the air. Miss Irene Bush, one of our local girls, under the direction of these gentlemen she has attained great skill as a cat trainer. Although Monsieur Thomp- son with a little more practice may become a third rate magician, we advise him to stick to bull fighting. Still we must grant that his hypnotic power is not to be slightly treated: the lovely Nita, shrouded in a sheet, once safely caught by the faithful Hugo and planted in a chair, answered with baffling accuracy the questions of M. Francois such as "Nita, Nita! How many pencils have I? lf you answer right, I shall give you it." One drones Nita. When the two Freshmen were caused to disappear from our sight, we were beginning to feel oppressed by the wierdness of the performers so the last act was quite refreshing. Ray McElhaney and Louis Foresther, two black-bearded farmers met outside the curtain and talked about a dance in the neighbor- hood. When they started off, the curtain opened to give us a glimpse of the gaiety. Adam Kielp, looking the part of a country caller, in a striped blazer was calling the figures for a square dance. The kazoo orchestra composed of Catherine Carlson, Opal and Kelly was perfect. Lucile Fogelquist and Dorothy Benson did a special dance with great success, We should have liked an encore on this but failed to get it, because ten o'clock had come and passed. Then immediately after the square dance came the grand finale. The whole class gathered on the stage and with arms outflung sang "Li'l Liza Jane" as a fitting climax and end to our whole school career. - it ,, W. 'iw .X W i ii' ,il 1 l gl ill r ll , lulil 52 wllllll lil . ull I , M 1. ll ll. Q , mXXVI OPTIMIST 251 lmuuulumla es E L CA E 'LL JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY On the morning of September IO the junior class held its first meeting and got organized. At this meeting they elected the following officers: President ............. .... C arlton Holder Yice President ......... .............. E rnest Palmquist Secretary and Treasurer -- ................... Ruth Ghering Cheer Leaders ................ Harold Carlson and Lucille Ames The juniors took part i11 everything that went on in school, from selling tickets to putting on or taking part in plays. There were several juniors on the football and basketball teams. The Dramatic Club contains quite a number of juniors and in the plays put on by that club this year there were several of these. 'llhe juniors had a successful basket-ball team and also, a winning bowling team. At Hallowe'en the Juniors gave a party at the Parish House which was socially a big success. The junior Prom, given at the end of the school year, speaks for itself and does not need further mention here. liarly in the school year the juniors put on the one-act farce, "Old Gooseberryf' The following cast, under the able direction of Miss Hrumbaugh, was the cause of its great success: Mr. Fizzing- ton Cohen, lirnest l'almquistg Simon Snapshot, john Dunng Game- keeper, Clair lloward, Laura, Nola Conng and Matty, Florence l Spencer. p On May 20 and 21, the juniors put on their annual play. Un- der the capable direction of Miss Stewart, Miss Brumbaugh, Miss Moore and Miss Bryan, the following cast put on the play "Char- ley's Auntnz Colonel Sir Francis Chesney, Gilbert Church, Stephen Spettigue. llarold Carlson: ,lack Chesney, son of Sir Francis Ches- ney, VVilliam Ferguson, Charles VVyke1man, Anthony Lysowskig Lord Fancourt Babberly, who assumes the role of "Charley's aunt," Ernest Palmquistg Brasset, a college scout, Herbert Staubg Donna Lucia D'Alvadorez, from Brazil, Florence Spencer, Kitty Verdun, Spettigueys ward, Catherine Tullochg Amy Spettigue, Spettigue's niece, Gwendolyn Douglas, Helen Cassedy and Ella Delahay, Margaret Ilull. This play is only a taste of what difficult roles we should enact when we are Seniors. 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Leu cmewsu. -'zu SOPHOMORE CLASS HISTORY President .... .... - -- Vvelldell l'lOVis Vice President ........ --- Ruth Wright Secretary and Treasurer ...................... James Stevenson This june closes a most successful year for the Sophomore class. Upon the opening of school it was found that the class had depreciated a little in numbers from their Freshman year, but were back with all their characteristic spirit. That spirit was early shown in the football ticket sales. The Sophomore class stepped out and sold more tickets than any other class for game after game. This was true for other campaigns also. ln more ways than one the class demonstrated their spirit and ability. There were Sophomore representatives on all school teams, the football team, the basketball team, track and baseball teams. The class representatives were important factors in many of the school's victories. That fact was proved conclusively when Elmer Peter- son was elected captain and Lewis Smith captain of the basketball team for the coming year. As to inter-class athletics, this year was no so fruitful for the Sophomores. Nearly all their good men were on the scholastic squads. lt is thought that next year will be the same way, but the reputation of the school comes before class honors. Yet it can't be predicted that far in advance how things will turn out. The Sophomores put on one of the most outstanding parties of the year at the NN'oman's club in March. Those who were not there missed a great time. Earlier in the year they gave another successful affair at the Parish House. How did you enjoy the Sophomore Roll Call room's enter- tainments? They showed Sophomore talent in still another di- rection. And now for their Junior year! ISV 57 Mir' """' "' ' ' "W" W' ' ' ' ypwwwwnnwww micxvropfrrnrsiw E:-.2 SOPHOMORE ROLL CALL Ames, Arlene Anderson, Robert Antlll, Opal Armagost, Elizabeth Batten, Walter Becker, Elizabeth Belnap, Erma Bergstrom, Harold Billig, Donald Bishop, Dorothea Blum, Marguerite Bloomquist, Lula Bond, John ' Bohin, Dorothea Brady, Albert Brant, Robert Brannon, Brooks Brown, Lucille Burger, Alma Burke, Florence Bunce, Orpha Campbell, Josephine Campbell, Mattheson Crandall, Caroline Cron, Robert Crone, Stanley Curtis, Muriel Dalton, June Dardes, May Dean, Gertrude Dever, Margaret Devitt, Elizabeth Dillon, Frances Edgett, Helen Eddy, May Eddy, Neva Emerson, Ruth Dyjak, Stella DeMille, Lyle Cox, Allen Daley, Frank Dillinger, Leon Dressler, Leroy Douglass, Bruce Fay, Laura Fleury, Henry Fortney, Walter Foster, Clyde Foster, Lillian Gardner, Josephine Gates, Wilbur Gill, Evelyn Girts, Dorothea Goldstein, Ruth Goodwill, Delbert Gray, Mary Greenwalt, Margaret Grove, Avonella Harvey, Harriet Harvey, Mark Holley, Elizabeth Hovis, Wendell Holmberg, David Howard, Rhea Hummer, Irene Imel. Dorothy Jones, William Jordon, Francis Jordon, Harold Kerr, Everett Kerr, Harriet Kerr, Pauline Kerr, Violet Kitlinger, Ella Knapp, Victor Laskosh, Sophia Laurie, Annie Logan, Charolettee Lukaski, Sophia Johnstone, Carrie Muir, Kenneth Lundberg, Arnold Mallery, Byron Markrey, Margaret Maynard, Ella Mae McNarmara, Grace McCurdy, Freda Morris, Richard Oakleaf, Alma Olson, Helen Olson, Florence Parshall, Alma Peebles, Taylor Peterson, Martha Phillips, Gertrude Prather, Katherine Popeney, Leonore Pringle, Irma Poper, Cecil Proschel, Leonard Radack, Helen Reed, Grace Resnikol, Isadore Ricke, Eugene Reglin, Eleanor Roden, Elizabeth Ropp, 'Charles Rosequist, Agnes Rosequist, Harry Salender, Arthur Seidler, Alice Shields, Arthur Small, Evaline Small, Gertrude Smith, Lewis Smith, Violet Sonne, Joseph Stenberg, Carl Sterling, Clinton Stevenson, James Strawbridge, Alma Swanson, Laurel Tanner, Kenneth V Vanderhoof, Theodore Vergith, Velma VanAllen, Jeanette Wahlin, Walter Walker, Garnet Wege, Milton White, Dorothy Wilson, Paul Wright, Ruth Young, William Caldwell, Louis m58nu M iilmlwlwlmw KSILL A, 'fkx wud? VNNG YW1 1 FN .- 1 N - N ' x QNX. QBOW Ti it ,ff X' WW! nys vm! g' 3 fXf..Xg, Ah' HU, 1 mom" g, C LSU WF 1 IZZY -.........b-..- 4" TAT K J BB' NUR 9H BLOG: l5T 'P ART Y -'Wi 2.5 Wes mmusivis RDQM y WF M ' Mqyxnlfwiw H, 1 ,, W hu , X. W ' 'N , ,mnww XXVI OPTIMIST Cl ij Q -, ,,, Q-Q U fi' K CH -f J ag- I A S- -3' ,Q 11u.s. T0 Husain V W kg FREULTY E DUC T I ON , Q ' EH .gy 5 llli yyuw mlqx 5 e J- ' .9 iefefi 3 if-:guy x 'SHI f L age 5424 sa-" i rr O if - ' ' as , 11, , "f 5 f , Q f . 5 sg ly FRESHMEN NOTES l XN'e started our year by having the class picture taken, al- though it was not until just before Hallowe'en that We had the election of officers. Mr. Stetson conducted the meeting before Paul Spencer was chosen as president. The latter then took the chair. Merle Powers became our vice-president, and Eileen Carter our secretary and treasurer. On the occasion of her moving to Pleasantville a few months later, VVilliam Radack was elected to fill her place. A-Xt our first meeting we also chose blue and gold for class colors, which played an important part in the famous class fight period. Because ours is the largest class that has yet entered T. ll. S., two Freshmen roll-call rooms besides Miss Davidon's had to be put in the Study Hall. During Christmas vacation it was divided by a partition and Miss Brumbaugh's roll-call, which had occupied the west side, swapped rooms with Miss O'Malley. Then Miss Bryan's group took the VVest side and the Sophs the east. Our hrst party given a week before Hallawe'en was a great success, and the other just before Christmas was a lot of fun, al- though we didn't come out so well financially. Since then we have had no more real class parties because there have been so many dances and other entertainments all winter and spring. Tn spite of our not having a lot of big men for athletics we have had a very satisfactory vear. Of our basketball team with Meryl Powers as captain and Bill Radack as manager, we are especially proud. scoring I2-3 in the games of the season, and on the varsity we are represented bv XValter Thompson, our star player. We also have a good baseball team and a bowling team under Russel Baldwin. EDVVARD SHBRVVOOD '29. mm wffw' ' un w 1' "'N" W "W """ ' " www w Hr wmvwr MXXVI OPTIMIST FRESHMEN ROLL Antll, Helen Baldwin, Russel Becker, Howard Beeman, 'Lyntord Bloom, Bert M. Bloom, Kenneth Bailey, Nellie I Bengston, Mildred Bohln, Dorothy Bne, Clara Bunce, Orpha Burchlleld, Phyllis Carpenter, Edward -Clark, Delos Cohen, Ralph Collins, Frederick Currie, Lawrence Corwin, Thomas Castman, Florence Cole, Florence Cuthbert, Elizabeth Driscoll, John Dyjak, Raymond Daniels, 'Leolah fEdwa,rds, Clarence Ekblom, Martin Erickson, Clarence Erickson, Raymond Eshbaugh, Gertrude Fowler, George Funk, John Fay, Clara Feinberg, Dorothy Fentzel, Hazel Foresther, Laura Foldthwaite. Clarence Goodwill, ' Thomas Gilson, Raymond Glenn, Wendell Gariepy, Pearl Henderson, Milton Hull, Lee Hunt, John Hancox, Ethel Hummer, Frances , Holder, Grace Jackson, Ernest Johnson, Raymond Johnson, Violet Jordon, Marian Lundgren, Maxwell Leary, Emma M62 ' f ""N J us um 'l'N vu """ '!"'u'1w'w:.f ,mmwl M rw n um wmunwmm M www ' 1 CALL Levy, Beatrice Landas, Ruth Light, Thelma Locke, Evelyn McCrl11is, Rex Matteson, Lawrence Murray, William MoClune, Lillian McNeilage, Melville Mars, Alice - Mars, Helen Marvin, Lela Myers, Gretchen Peebles, Earl Peebles, William Pettegrew, Clarence Petty, Marvin Polansky, Simon Powers, Meryl Reritzky, Oscar Ross, Lavern Rowe, Lawrence Radack, Wllliam Ricke, Bernard Roof, Arthur Ricke, Alice Ricke, Eleanor Roberts, Dorothy Rowe, Marian Sherwood, Edward Small, Carl Smith, Dale Spencer, Paul Stevenson, Warren Sharp, Delores Smith, Clara Smith, Elisabeth Stackhouse, Mildred Straub, Emma Tarr, Chauncey Thompson, Walter Thompson, Ethel Tryon, Virginia Vanderhoof, Viola Walker, Arlena Whitlock, Esther Wheeling, Clinton Wicker, Paul Whiting, Glenn Williams, Edith Wizenberg, :Maurice Zimber, Carl I - 1 X 1 U if f 5 ,E .5 f g 5 . : V.. .. ,-..,..,,Wvw,,,., paXXVI OPTIMISTQ5 . :I an-L . 9 ygy Q . .5 . 3 QW A -. , H . .ia .1x.L"F3t"f"tt FOOTBALL T. fl. S. had a very successful season in 1925. Perhaps not so successful judged by number of games won, but successful finan- cially and in that deep and lasting spirit won on the gridiron that in the years to come proves the mettle of the erstwhile grid war- riors, and is the measure of true success. The Brown and Gold won four, lost three and tied two of its nine games this year, as is shown below: T. H. S. .................. IQ Alumni -- --- 0 T. H. S. -- .... 0 War1'en .... ---2O T. H. S. .... ---T2 Franklin --- --- 0 T. H. S. ..... ---33 Union City -- --- 0 T. H. S. -- ---2I Albion .... - --- O T. ffl. S. -- -- 0 Kane ...... --- 0 T. H. S. -- --- -- o Sharpsville .... -- ---12 T. H. S. .................. 6 Cathedral Preps .......... 6 As may be seen, the T. lf. S. warriors outscored their oppon- ents, QI to 45, as well as stopping them in fatal yardage throughout the season. ' No small part of the success of the team is due to the efforts of Mr. li. F. Bitters, head of the Commercial department, in coach- ing the squad, and through his deep insight into the game, in teaching them their foundations in the great machine of perfect team-work. Clyde NValters was our captain and he was a fine one. By his example he paved the way for perfect co-ordination on the part of every member of the squad and so made the season a success. llc alternated at fullback and tackle, and was one of our biggest ground-gainers. Kenneth Jacobson was our worthy manager. Besides attend- mg to his duties of manager, "Jake" found time to hold down one of the guard positions. Captain-elect Elmer Peterson was the flashy halfback and full- back who, by his stellar work on the gridiron, earned the right to lead next year's squad. 'mes-1 -an B AA"' so w M al .Mft ,mill nv-XXVI OPTIMIST Elmer Edwards, or f'Red," was the quarterback whose flam- ing thatch led the Brown and Gold machine against its foes. Be- sides being a consistent ground-gainer, "Red" was a dependable man on the defense. "Foresther," the other half, was a "small but mighty player." The smallest man on the team, Louie made up in fiht and play- ing ability what he lacked in size, and was indeed a man to be feared. Francis jordan, our giant colored lineman, filled the other guard post, and literally "tore things apart" when in the heart of battle. Ralph Schlosser, playing his first year of scholastic football, proved himself a worthy running mate to Captain Walters at the other tackle. Troy Pringle and Arthur Schultz were the ends who did so much for the team on both offense and defense. They were both well suited for the position of end, and carried out their parts. The other halfback was Leroy Dressler, "small but mighty." Dressler made up in grit and pep what he lacked in size, and was a formidable player on both offense and defense. He could wallop a line, skirt an end, receive a pass or tackle an opponent with equal ease. Last of the varsity squad comes Gerrit Riley. "Deacon" played his first game of varsity football at center this year, and although one of the smallest centers on the Brown and Gold squad in re- cent years, he was "there with the goods," and very few gains were made through the center of the line. The football squad will be hard hit bv graduation this year, as seven of the varsity squad receive their diplomas in June. How- ever, with such men as Captain-elect Peterson, Lysowski, Church, Knapp, Ferguson and others to carry on, the Brown and Gold has little cause for worry. K .DU656. 4 l 1 l l IWXXVI OPTIMISTMI S I jf ' CAPTAIN WALTER. Captain Clyde XVa1te1'. tackle a11d l fullback, hands the leadership of tl1e 1 football team over to another 1112111 next year, as he is claimed by gradua- tion i11 June. A capable leader and player, Clyde will be missed from tl1e squad next year, as l1e was one of tl1e biggest 3 g 'ou11d-gainers as well a a strong de- 1 fensive player. By his exaniple, he 4 opened the way for perfect co-0rdina- ' tion with each other and with Mr. Bitters o11 tl1e part of each 111en1be1' of tl1e squad. COACH E. F. BITTERS. No small part of tl1e success of the team is due to the efforts of Mr. E. F. Bitters, head of the Co111n1ercia1 De- pa1't111ent. i11 coaching the squad, a11d through his deep insight into tl1e game, i11 teaching them theii founda- tions i11 tl1e great machine of perfect tea111 work. 5 Z 3 NIH UG IM nf- 1. 1 1 xxvi oPT1M1s.'r..,,-. .- E- M1534 I L 4' CQ THE CHEERLEADERS. P .-4 53 1. -A Z' .., 3 Z f if , H VI CJ .-1 C.: P ..-. +4 m .IQ E 19 fu .21 4.1 a-4 f f 11 -1- flll I' I ful' U 1 soho i1 opular people fb llulsl L 5 ,- Q J: ..-1 D -rw LL Y.. fl! 'Q' if 3 C3 'L 13 -I V .4 : 3 2 4-J 5 'L Q 1 S f. ,-4 1. 9 ,-L' W.: PETERSON. 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S. .... .... 2 2 Erie East .... .... 3 6 T. H. S. .... .... 5 5 Oil City .... .... 3 4 T. H. S. .... .... 3 4 Warren ..... .... 3 0 T. H. S. .... .... 2 8 Erie Central --- ----34 T. H. S. .... .... 6 1 Corrv ......... .... 2 4 T. H. S. .... .... 3 o Cochranton .... .... 2 8 T. H. S. .... .... 3 3 Franklin ..... .... 3 8 T. H. S. .... .... 2 1 Erie East --- ----3o T. H. S. .... .... 2 9 Oil City .... .... 1 9 T. H. S. .... .... 1 1 Warren ..... .... 2 8 T. H. S. .................. 21 Erie Central .............. 40 T. H. S. .................. 40 St. Titus .............. a--29 The entire team graduates this year, Captain Pringle and Ed- wards, guards, Kielp and Armagost, forwards, Dickinson, center, and Foresther, substitute forward and guard, being claimed by graduation this june. The whole squad, under the capable coaching of Mr. Rathman. worked well together, and the seconds deserve a lot of credit for their untiring efforts in making the varsity what it was. Indeed, to one of their number, Louis Smith, goes the honor of captaining the 1926-1927 team. Captain Pringle, although rarely breaking into the limelight, indicated that he was a fine defensive player, a heady, dependable scrapper, and a fit leader. "Red" Edwards, Pringleis running mate, was a flashier and more aggressive player, taking the ball from the backcourt the length of the floor to score time after time .during the season. Besides attending to his duties of stopping enemy rushes, "Red" found time to score 136 points this season. Probably the outstanding player on the team, due to his scoring propensities, was Adam Kielp. Because of his ability to,score from any and all angles of the floor under adverse conditions, Adam became the leading scorer of Section 3, and one ofthe greatest basketball players who ever wore a Brown and Gold uniform. Armagost, the boy who held down the other forward position, proved himself a worthy running mate of the great Kielp by his corner shots and elusive footwork and passing. George was a hard man for any guard to keep track of, as he was well gifted with height, reach and speed. " WTI an -- XXVI OPTIMISTWW1 - "Dully" Dickinson, eunvertefl intu a center last season, tool: that as his regular pusitiun this year. Nut a flashy ur partienlarly outstanding' player, "Dolly" was une nf the hest defensive pivut ment in the clistriet, ancl was tu he rlepenrlerl on in a erisis. Last, hut not least, uf the grarlnating euiirt smpiaml, Louie Iforesther comes in for his share of the glwry. lainie hruke intu ten games this year, either at forwarrl ur guarcl, ancl sliuwecl him- self capable uf filling either plaee hy his gaine scrapping. 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Before the game was over many substitutes were put in by Coach Sutton. Clarion-january 8 The Titusville girls defeated the Clarion girls at Clarion by the score of 20-10, minus two regular players, Captain Rand and Markley. Moore was high scorer, followed closely by Ghering. Franklin-january 16 By the score of 25-IO, the Titusville girls were defeated by the Franklin girls. The locals were outscored in every quarter but the second, when they held Franklin scoreless. Oil City--january zz On the Y. M. C. A. floor, the Titusville sextet defeated the Oil City lassies by the score of 19-8. Oil City was held to one field goal. Warren-january 29 The Warreii girls were defeated by the local sextet by the score of I4-Q. Good pass work was displayed by Warren but due to the close guarding of jillson and Markley, the forwards were held closely in check. Clarion-February 6 The Titusville girls went down to defeat by the hands of the Clarion girls by the score of 18-11. Rand was high scorer for Titus- ville. Franklin-February I9 In the Y. M. C. A. gym, the Titusville sextet was defeated by the Franklin girls, 33-17. The local girls were unable to over- come' the four-point lead in the first half in the last two quarters. Warren-February 27 The Titusville girls were defeated by a score of 52-21. Moore showed fine shooting ability by making six baskets. Oil City-March 6 Although the first three quarters were slow, in the last quar- ter the Titusville girls held Oil City scoreless and made three points, making the score 11-8. Rand had seven points to her credit. Spartansburg-March I0 On the Y. W. C. A. floor theihigh school girls defeated Spar- tansburg I4-7. The first half was very close but Spartansburg was outscored in the second half. 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S., and christened the Scholastics. Nineteen men were out for the team, all of whom were carried through the season. The team was coached by Mr, P. J. Murphy of the faculty, while Elmer Peterson was chosen captain and George Armagost manager. Following is the lineup as it was at the start of the season: Foresther, lfg Lysowski, gb, Bedford, 2bg Hancox rf: Peter- son, ss, Pringle, cf, Edwards, Ibg Holder, cg Edwards, jackson, Armagost, Smith, Schultz, pitchers, Tarr, Crone, Smith, Dickin- son, Erickson, Spencer, Schneider, Walters, substitutes. Games were played with Cambridge, Cochranton, Struthers, O., Youngstown, O., Dubois, Tldloute and Linesville, as well as a series of games with St. Titus. TRACK A track team was formed in T. H. S. early in the spring, the nucleus of which was composed of Walters, Pringle, Mallery, Ed- wards aud Proeschel. Ferguson, Fortney, Stevenson and Brady also made a showing for the team. ' Track meets were competed in at both Erie and Pittsburgh on lllay 15th and 22l1il, respectively, as well as other minor meets. "M ' ' ' "U" K' 'W' 'W 77 IU ' ' x mo asa' S523 bibs 'CCOQ 1ISf LH O nf Z un Z 0 M 0- 'I' SL' in N cr' Nw D 959,- x8 'iff ul Clubs and Activities DRAMATIC CLUB The Dramatic Club of 1925-26 has been very successful. This success is largely due to the presentation of "Adam and Eva" and "The Whole Town's Talking," which were coached by Miss Merrie Stewart, who is a most competent dramatic director. "Adam and Eva," a three-act comedy, by Guy Bolton and George Middleton, was presented in the High School Auditorium, Thursday and Friday evenings, December I7 and 13. The cast was as follows: James King, a rich widower ....... ........ R obert Dame Corinthia, his parlor maid ......... -- Opal Buifenbarger Clinton De Witt, his son-in-law ....... .... E rnest Palinquist julie De VVitt, his married daughter--- ---- Dorothy Benson Eva King, his single daughter ---.------.-- -------- E va Blum Aunt Abbie Rocker, his sister-in-law -......--.--... Mabel Clark Dr. Jack Delamater, his bachelor neighbor -------- Byron Mallery Horace Pilgrim, his uncle --------..--------.----- Frank Turner Adam Smith, his business manager --.--.-.-.. Willard Bengston Lord Andrew Gordon, his would-be son-in-law --.. Williain Jones "The Whole Town's Talking," a three-act farce by john Emer- son, was presented by the Club in the High School Auditorium on Monday evening, March 29. The cast of characters were: Henry Simmons, a manufacturer ---..-...----- Harriet Simmons, his wife .... --- - Ethel Simmons, their daughter ----- Chester Binney, Simmons' partner ---- Letty Lythe, a motion picture star ---...---.-- Donald Swift, a motion picture director ---- - Kenneth Jacobson - ---Tyrella Francis -----Helen Kuntz -----Allan Savard -Carolyn Crandall -----Troy Pringle Roger Shields, a young Chicago blood ---- --.--.-. R obert Howe Lida Wilsoii, Ethel's friend -.-.------. ---. Lucille Fogelquist Sally Otis, another friend of Ethel's ---- ----- D orothy Light Annie, a maid ----.--..-.-.-....--- -- ---Katherine Carlson Sadie Bloom --- ..---.....-.......-..-- Evelyn VVallen Taxi Driver. --.-----.-.-----.-----.--....----.. Harold Powers Girls --...-.---.----..---.. Mabel Clark and Opal Buffenbarger The officers and members of the Club for IQZSTZ6 were: President -.-------.-.---.--..-.......------- Willarcl Bengston Vice President --- ---.---. Frances Bryan Secretary -.-..- --.-- ..--- ---.--- O 1 J al Buffenbarger Treasurer .-...-.......--.--.-...----.------ Kenneth Jacobson Mabel Clark, Katherine Carlson, Dorothy Benson, Tyrella Francis. Helen Bodamer, Evelyn VVallen, Lucille Fogelquist. Eva Blum, Dorothy Light, Robert Dame, Arthur Schultz, Troy Pringle, Frank Turner. Allan Savard, Louis Caldwell, Catherine Smith, Nola Conn, VVilliam Ferguson, Ernest Palmquist, Robert Howe, ,Tohn Dunn, Rexford Smedley, Carolyn Grandall, Marguerite Blum, Harold Powers, Byron Mallery, Williain jones, Helen Kuntz and Robert Cron. ' "' 'Y "' 'f7l0 79 Hl'? "'T' "' , lr will NwlAlllyW1rnMnw'1ylwm:qy'u'i'wuww- i l i gXXVI OPTIMISTgg -11 -- MUSIC Different from all preceding years there has been only one music period a week for group singing. We have all regretted it as there is no one of us that does not enjoy singing, especially un- der Miss Britton's able instruction. The whole Music Department has been unusually active this year with a Choral Club, two Music Classes and an Orchestra un- derits supervision. Besides the usual music mornings there have been three music festivals under the management. It is needless to say that those who participated enjoyed them equally as much as the audience. The first one early in February consisted of numbers by both boys and girls under Warren Dickinson. The next one was run entirely by boys with Warren again chairman. The last one had all girls participating and Lucile Fogelquist and Frances Bryan were at the head of it. CHORAL CLUB. The first year of the Choral Club as an organized society was a very successful one. "The Pioneer's Papoose," the musical comedy presented by the club, was a success financially and of course musically. This came through the co-operation of the en- tjre"casti'and the never-failing and excellent help of the coaches, Miss Ina Britton and Miss Brumbaugh. The following are the principals in the cast: Byron Mallory, Arthur Thompson, Alfred Baird, Evelyn Small, Claire Howard, Elizabeth Armagost, Margaret Hull, Charlotte Oberg, Dorothy Smith. The Choral Club appeared twice again during Music Week when they sang in Chapel and gave a Cantata the following Friday night. THE ORCHESTRA. It's a well known fact that no school can be a success without an orchestra and if success hangs on that point we have nothing to fear for we have a good one and a large one. But it is only due to Miss Britton's untiring efforts that we are able to say this. The orchestra plays at all High School performances and often at func- tions in the town. The players are as follows: Piano, Debres Sharp, Olivia Egg- leston, Pauline Kerr, First Violins, Dorothy Fineberg, Evelyn Small, 'Mattheson Campbell, Dayton Kress, Obligato Violin, Dorothy Bohin, Raymond Gilson, Louis Rickeg Clarinet, Eugene Rickeg Cornet, John Driscollg Saxaphones, Peggy Miller, Elmo Lingley. Q '82 nf- - - muwn-:nwlmmummunummnmunum-numimmmnamuumwwmmmurmmum'uwuwumlmumwwuuw www 'wwwumwwwnulunuwwunuwwwwwnnwwww.1Imlnwwwuwitmumnumwlwwun.wwwwilull1wnr1w1Iwanw1l-unumummmiiuuwlurwmmwwmnulmmmmulnlmunulnuuuamiuwlmznnuiwnlwlmimmu . MW vw XXVI OPTIMIST TROTTY VECK CLUB Slogan-"To Face Life Squarelyf' Purpose-"To Find and Give the Best." Code Gracious in manner Impartial in judgment Ready for service Loyal to friends Reaching toward the best Earnest in purpose Seeing the beautiful Eager for knowledge Reverent to God Victorious over self Ever dependable Sincere at all times. The Trotty-Veck Club has fifty-seven members. We started the school year of 1925 with real enthusiasm, and we have con- tinued to keep and increase it throughout the years of 1925-26. evenings of every month. Our meetings have been especially in- Regular meetings have been held the first and third Monday teresting due to the efficient help of Miss Dorothy Gherst and Mrs. J. H. Scheide, our worthy advisors. Supper forums, special devotions, delightful parties and inspir- ing talks have been a part of our program. The officers were: President .............. ...... - -- .... Opal Buffenbarger Vice President .... ....... H elen.Cassedy Secretary ....... ............... - -- Katherine Carlson Treasurer ..... ...................... C atherine Tulloch HI-Y CLUB The Hi-Y club, under the leadership of Mr. Leonard L. Mil- ler of the Y. M. C. A., had a most successful year. The officers for the past year were: President .............................. .... W illard Bengston Vice President ....................... .... G eorge Armagost Treasurer ...................................... Robert Dame Secretary ..................................... Gilbert Church The members were: Kenneth Jacobson, Warren Dickinson, Arthur Schultz, Louis Caldwell, Leo Bloom, Rexford Smedley, Miles Blanchard, Gerdes Brailsford, Louis Smith, William -Fergu- son, Harold Powers and Byron Mallery. At the Older Boys' Conference of Western Pennsylvania at Beaver Falls, the following boys from the high school were pres- ent: Warren Dickinson, Gilbert Church, William Ferguson, Ar- thur Shields and Robert Cron. Mr. Miller also attended this con- ference. William Ferguson was elected first vice president. The club sponsored four noon luncheons which were open to every boy in the high school. Those who attended the luncheons received helpful instructions and lessons from Mr. George Dibble, who was conducting a revival in Titusville, Rev. J. A. Galbraith and Mr. Robert A. Kerr. The Hi-Y luncheons were served by high school girls to whom the club is very grateful. The purpose of the Hi-Y club is to instill in the high school youth high ideals of Americanism. ' 9858! ' vrommsi- r - I ll pCOMMERCIAL CLUB Although the Commercial club did not exist the first half of our school year, it has been quite a success the last half. Mr. Bit- ters and Mr. Greer act as sponsors for the club. At the first meeting Kenneth Kelly was elected president and he has very successfully filled the position. Hugo Schlosser was elected vice president and Alfred Baird, secretary and treasurer. Our parties have been a success largely due to the efforts of Mary Brodrick, Ruth Gilson and William Graff, of the programme and refreshment committee. A very delightful party was held on Tuesday evening, April 27, at the home of Irene Stevenson. Games were played and at a late hour delicious refreshments were served. Riverside has been a very busy and progressive city this year. Although almost everyone went bankrupt in April, the shock did not hit too hard, because everyone is still living. Our success in Riverside is due largely to Mr. Bitters and our imagination. We hope that the Commercial club may continue in the future. ROLL ROOM PROGRAMS A new institution this year is the activities period which some believe has been devoted too much for study and not enough for activities. In order to remedy this complaint to a slight degree the roll rooms were assigned certain Fridays for their programs. Every one enjoyed all of them to the utmost and only wishes that there had been more of them. Briefly these have been the performances: Mr. Bitter's room rendered some unusual music to say nothing of sponsoring an un- usual little play caled "The Gathering of the Nuts 5" under the coaching of Mabel Clark and Opal Buifenbarger, Miss Stewart's room presented the great success, "Our Career." "The Follies" under Miss O'Malley's magic hand were Fairyland itself so we won't go any farther. As for "The Cow's Love" acted by Miss Dubar's room, well, words fail us. Miss Moore's room with its Family Album and Musical Selections pleased us all. Last but not least the fantistic "Freshman's Dream" was a fitting climax to it all. W86Q l W lx' W My W l l M L llw MWWWFWMwww,w,WM,,W!,H,iWM,WW,,,,,,,,,mWW,,,,Wm,,,,1,ii,.ini,iw':yi,1liwww:AW1px:':1'qw,wWWWW:AllllliilwmmmmmlwwMMWMWWWWWWmpiwwwwllmlwlmrwlll , 'M W W N - '- 'XXVIOPTIMIST ARTHUR SCHULTZ. Our School Seal The classes, graduating before nineteen hundred and twenty-six, did not have a school seal. It was proposed by Frances Bryan, President of the Senior Class of '26, that one be chosen. Then, the artists of the different classes were asked to draw examples of seals. After several had been de- signed and exhibited, the one drawn by Arthur Schultz of the class nineteen hundred and twenty-six was selected as the best. When students enter the High School as Freshmen, they think little more of the seal than that it will be on their pins and rings at graduation. As they go through High School, do they not learn what that seal is, what it stands for? 1 On the seal is placed a keystone which stands for strength and which is the most important stone in an arch. If it is removed the arch will go to pieces. It also means that our civilization is based on the keystone of edu- cation, and it will be lost if this stone be removed. The emblem also stands for the Keystone State which is Pennsylvania. In the center of the Keystone is placed a picture of the Drake Well, the first producing oil well drilled in the world, which is just a short distance from Titusville. In eighteen hundred and fifty-nine Colonel Edwin L. Drake, through perseverance, patience, and integrity, succeeded in doing this. Will not these same qualities help us to accomplish wonderful things in school? The seal is painted orange and brown which are the school colors. On the sides of the seal there are branches of laurel, which denote Victory. Our victories consist in conquering our studies, our opponents in athletics, but, above all, in overcoming the faults in our own characters, making us more fit to cope with life. On the lower part of the seal is placed the numerals eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, which indicate the year the first class was graduated from Titusville High School. The circle around the seal stands for unity. Teachers and pupils unite to put things over successfully for the glory of our school, The more successful these undertakings are the more that seal means to us. Our seal says to us: I am the seal. You made me. I am your ideal, your friend, and your hope. 1 suffer if you students do not always remem- ber my honor. I stand for your preparations for life. I build our characters. I stand for perseverance and integrity. I stand for beauty for you should see beauty in all you do. HELEN RADACK '28 ANDY WAID '27 H879 - XXVIOPTIMISTQ The Birth of the Oil Indusfrg ln the year of 1858, verging toward the great issue of secession. when the country was wavering and tossed on the sea of political strife, a man. Col. IC. L. Drake wended his way from the busy scenes of the East to the hamlet of Titusville, Pennsylvania, which comprised 300 solitary souls, and lay sequestered among the wilder foot-hills of the Allegheny Mountains. He was born on March 29, 1819, at Greenville, Green County, N. Y. This man was endowed with perseverance and always known to be extremely reticent. The drilling of the first Oil Well, we owe to his indefatigable efforts. The idea flashed across his mind that if oil scooped from the ground, there must he vast subterranean pools in the rocks of the lower strata. It required finance to carry out this project, and on Col. Drake's part this was lacking, Mr. Fletcher, a Titusville man aided hin1, which made it possible to complete the first Oil Well in 1859. The operations started on the well in February, 1859, after Col. Drake had experienced much difficulty in securing a driller even under the decep- tion of drilling for salt. , 3.0: 'ffl' fmt X ., 4 FQ' ,"...-,N 4 . f 'iw-A , - . .L ' r"'-on ss -ur M M M , mu W kann XXVI OPTIMIST eff, In the month of August, 1859, during that phenomenal year, when a memorable frost blighted the crops, just before the wake of despair was lifted by a plenteous harvest, near the banks of Oil Creek, on the Watson Flats, one mile from Titusville, he struck the rock and there gushed forth rivers of oil. This discovery opened a new epoch in the industrial world. A great many of the immigrants going West gave up their sojourn over the arid desert, and turned to a promise nearer at hand. What was once a wilder- ness became the center of industry. Cities sprang up, and nudged each other for room. The earth unfolded to man an untold treasure in oil. Titus- ville rose from a village, to the formost oil city in the country until the fields were greatly exhausted. Some of the old land marks are tl1e Drake Well and numerous oil fields. The man who was the instigator of this wave of prosperity was swept aside by its progress and died November 8, 1880 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a state pensioner. Therefore Titusville may duly credited the birth place of the World wide industry of petroleum. GERRIT NEWSOME RILEY. "1 M R9 Ml' --.Ye XVI OPTIMIST W Ahuvrtinrmrntz JOHN H. FISHER Insurance and Real Estate IO6 West Spring Street Titusville, Pa. WALL DEcoRAT1oNs T EQSTIWST WINDOW SHADES R0lBlNSON'S 225 W. Spring Street nommmmmmmmmo offioo and Works, ZI 7 West spring Street Tiioeville, Penn'a. Pet. Phone 270 Hats Cleaned ood Blocked S E N I O R S ACCEPT OUR BEST WISHES N. A. JOHNSON Tailor, Clothier and Furnisher ANDERSON BAKING COMPANY If Better Bread Were Possible We Would Make lt. You've Tried the Rest NOW BUY THE BEST Y. W. C. A. A community Center for Girls and Women, Clubs, Classes, Residence, Rest Rooms. The Cafeteria serves Good Meals. Main and Franklin Streets. eeee YA oo ..--AHA-oeeoe-gee-.eg ll rrrr it ,,,,,,,,,,,, MW ll XXVI 0PTIMIST EAT KERR'S ICE CREAM THE TASTE TELLS WHATEVER YOUR AMEBITION MAY BE -for Power -for Wealth -for Contentment BUILD UP A BANK RESERVE When a cell comes for cash you have a reserve to draw on. Use our Bank-To build up-To have a reserve to call upon. COMMERCIAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY H E L E N G 0 R D 0 N SPECIALTY SHOP Main and Waihington Streets Phone l282 BUILDERS' SUPPLIES AND COAL TITUSVILLE SUPPLY COMPANY N91 .1 -f ng ,c - Lou Csi Speaker from China, addressing the high school students-"VVhen I was in China last year, .I saw a woman hanging from a tree." Voice from the audience CPrin- glej-"Shanghai?" The speaker-"Oh, about six feet." How Levy--You've got a nice girl in Franklin, Lou. Lou Caldwell-Yes, but she can't see out of one eye. II. III. L.-VVhy not, is she blind? L. G. C.-No, it's the way she combs her hair. She may be dumb, but she knows her groceries fthe grocer's daughterj. jimmie Stevenson-T y r ella Francis dropped I2 stories the other day, and it never hurt her. Minnie Rosequist--How zat? jim-XVhy, she's the editor of the school paper. lid Ilelfrich, coming out of Dick's-Gosh, I just had a won- derful chicken dinner in there for IS cents. I'. j. Murphy-Is that right? Iiddic-Sure, had an egg sand- wich. "I see you keep all of your tro- phies on the mantle over the fire- place." "Yes, they look hot there." Grace McNamara, in Bailey's- Iiut, lllr. Bailey, your sign says, "First class hair cut, 50 cents," and here you are trying to soak me 75 for one. Illr. .I3aileyiYes, I know, child, but you haven't got first class hair! Last week Irma Pringle Went to the city. Stopping in a large de- partment store, she Went up to the floorwalker and said, "I'd like to see some new pumps." Clerk-"Yes, 111Zl,Z1111. Automo- bile, stomach, bicycle, water or dancing?" Talk about your modern ham- lets. Frank Turner-Hello, say cen- tral, give me 833-If, please. Central-S33-K? Wliy, tl1at'S your own number! Iiranklin-I know it. I know it. I just wanted to have a li'l soliloquy. Kind old lady-"You say that you have been on the force for ten years? YVeIl, why haven't you some service stripes on your sleeve?" The Titusville Police force CIIe's a nice man J-"I don't wear ,C1ll, lady. They cllafe my nose." "I just love to see a man smoke," said Ina Claire, as she inspected the creniatory. --M--WW e ww 9:2 e-i lwllm Mm Wm I J DON'T BE A "QUACK" The law p1'o11-nts you 11gz1i11st fake doctors and lawyers. 'I111 I311si111-ss world has no p1'oteetio11 against fake Book- keepe1's and Sf0ll0QIl'2l1JIlCI'S. Don't depend o11 credits as a ZINIS for l'01ll1lt'fUlll'y. The busuu-ss 1112111 Jl1CIg2,'0S you by your rue NVUl'IIl1XVIlilIL you can do. The slz11uIz11'1l set by Imusiness is the st11111I111'd of the ERIE BUSINESS COLLEGE ISUIIII IIIIIIQIIIIQI, Sth and State Streets ERIE, PA. AMERICAN GASOLINE AND ALL AMERICAN OILS Titusville Products That Are Worthy of Patronage CONSOLIDATED SERVICE STATION OO. J. B. Turk, President W. C. Jones, Vice President TITUSVILLE BROWNELL SHOE COMPANY SHOES HOSIERY E. B. INGLEHART HOUSE FURNISHINGS 220 West Central Avenue -CHRYSLER- RESULTS NEVER BEFORE ACHIEVED D E C K E R - L A N G Chrysler DeaIers l3l Diamond Street Phone 224 EG- u eu no "NS 1 reed -A ,JMXXVI OPTIMISTQ l 2 wll.. V A"E'm'mXXVI OPTIMISTQL, , , Compliments of TITUSVILLE TRUST COMPANY JUST TIME IS SPOON TIME LET EVERY SPUUN BE Pure Quality Ice Cream Just Around the Corner from the High School TITUSVILLE BUTTER 8z ICE CREAM CO. TITUSVILLE IRON WORKS COMPANY Manufacturers of I'll'0" TWO CYCLE GAS ENGINES "0LlN" GAS ENGINES 'IAUME' STEAM ENGINES "AI5EL" AIIT0 I'IIIVIl'ING POXVEKS "J, U." 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Foreword. Scene: Outside the dressing room during "The Aunt of Charles." Feminine voice-This parting lmrts. Pause. Masculine voice-Ho-Hum. Pause. Again Florence Spencer's voice -This parting hur--Hey, for gosh sakes, Paul Spencer, don't bear down so hard on that comb. Lyle Chase-What did your grandfather say when they ampu- tated his leg? Cid Howard-He yelled, "Hey, what's comin' off here." At the football banquet. Mr. Rathman-Who was the fellow that laid the table this afternoon? U0 95 Dickinson-I did, all but the eggs. Pauline Kerr-I think Chopin has a wonderful technique. Wen Hovis-How do you know. W'hen were you out with him? Joe Dentler gets the prize this month. He thought that only children could get into the in- fantry. Mr. Stetson-Now when I went to college, I belonged to the or- der of the Garter. Frances Bryan-How interest- ing. Which chapter did you be- long to, Boston or Paris? Ebbv 'llhompson-When you were in New York last time, did von meet the Prince of Wales? Frances Dillon-No, I had no desire to become the future Queen of England. Bob Dame to Ferguson-Soy, Bud, youlre not witty. The guy that wrote Snowbound is Whit- tier. Miles Blanchard-Gosh, Ger- des, how did you get all that ink over you? Gerdes Brailsford-Oh. I was writing a theme for English about automobiles and it was so realistic that my fountain pen backfired. Murph-VVhat is it that has a long black tail, is six hundred feet high and plays music? Caldwell-A cat, the Wool- worth building and a phonograph, respectively. As the boys grow older. Freshman-I don't know. Sophomore-I am not prepared. Junior-I do not remember. Senior-I don't believe I can add anything to what has been said. gixm--. .vc .. M .. ,, M, ll S mXXVIOPTIMISTm,,, ,,v,, 4, ,-, A. J. BENTON EVERYTHING ELECTRICAL 120 W. Central Ave. Phone 456-X CYCLC PS STEEL COMPANY Titusville, Pa. Manufacturers of High Grade Tool Steel and Non-Corrosive Steels IF IT IS HARDWARE, STOVES OR PAINT FRANK P. ALLEN 8: OO. 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Her direction clctermines its Welfare, and what cliviclcnds its SIl2il'QI10lIlCl'S shall gaill-dividends of world- ly goods, enjoyment, contentment and personal conifort. ln her IJIISIIICSS--l10l11P IIIIIIIEIQGIIICIIT, there are certain facts, which, if prudently l'0Q'Z1l'Cl9Cl and heeded, achieve un- qualified iniprovcnients and inclisputable economies. lnclustry's chiefs employ machinery-devices-applianees -to increase clliviclencls. Machinery will increase dividends in the honle. THE GREAT EGONOMIST You have clothes to he washed and ironed, rugs and drapes to hc cleaned, l'0fl'lQ'Pl'illl011 to be provided. Electrical House- keeping' Appliances do these and scores of other tasks quicker, better and clue-apcr than you nan hire them clone-and they use electrical i'Ill'l'gl'j' instead of yours! Call us for the money-saw ing, IllOIIOY-lllillilllgf, time-saving, llt'HlfI'l-llllllfllllg facts and IIgIlIl't"S on the great Econoinist-the great assistant to the I Ionic Mana grer-EliEC'I'Rlf'ITYI TITUSVILLE LIGHT AND PWOJWER COMPANY VI OPTIMIST PURE SILK CHIFFON HOSE IN THE SEASONS BEST SHADES FOR BOTH DAYTIME AND EVENING WEAR 51.00 the Pair R. D. FLETCHER ESTATE H0-I IZ Franklin Street , WE HAVE JUST THE CLOTHES YOU NEED FOR VACATION WEAR COME IN AND SEE THENI A complete line of Phoenix, Humming Bird and Gold Stripe Silk Hosiery on hand, including all the newest colorings. 4 . G'O'LDSTEIN'S KODAKS AND KODAK SUPPLIES Try us for Developmg, Prlntlng and Enlarglng. THREE-DAY SERVICE---lEXPERT WORK E. K. THOMPSON 8: SON HOWARD AND COMPANY Fine Teas and Coffees JOHNSTON HALL REALTOR ------ INSUROR Oil City, Pa. Titusville, Pa. I ' OLD SHOES MADE NEW TITUSVILLE QUICK SHOE REPAIRING COL M. Ciaiola, Prop. - East Diamond St. 9 llllllllwl llllvll mlm Palllllllll llllllllul l ll l ullul ll l Mother-VVhere's the Everett? Everett Kerr-I can't home. She's down by the railroad track flirting with that sign. Young Brother-Oh Bull- Durham was the sign, wasn't it? cow, get her tobacco Army Armagost-I just saw a hot wreck on the corner of Frank- lin and Spring. Will Bengston-Did you get her name? Tillv Francis-And last night I was out with the most romantic fellow from Pitt. Talk about your romance languages-whenever he spoke to me, he started with "Fair Lady." Billy Graff-Oh, that's just force of habit. He used to be a street car conductor. You all know that Allen Savard is going to take an ocean trip this summer. This conversation will probably take place: Captain-You remind me of the wild sea waves. Stub-Oh-h-h, because I'm so restless and unconquered? Cap-No. Because you're all wet and you make me sick! Talk about your dumb bojos- NVl1en Art Roof was arranging his Soph course recently, it is known as a positive fact that he tried to sign up for a golf course. Miss O'lX'Ialley, showing off her Spanish bulldog-Some watch dog, isn't he? Bob Cron,VV hat makes you think he's a watch dog? Miss O'Nalley-VVell, he's full of ticks. isn't he? This takes place in the year 1930. "I'm a father l" cried young Art Schultz as he burst into the of- fice. "S0's your old man," growled the boss. "Get to work." Eleanor Dickinson-Have you ever read anything by GCYWY? Gee Church4No, but I've seen the play about getting her garter. Evelyn SmalldVVhere shall we go tonight? , Q Pete Peterson-Lets go up in the belfrey. . Ev-Nothing Cl0111g'. I WZLS once up there with a fellow and the bell tolled on us. ' "" 'W' 'lm 99 l6va""l' '4"" Yin! - L.1.--...-:,m ,.,. .. ,,,.. -.. T' IOPTIHIST ' THE TITUSVILLE OIL WORKS You Can Get OUR GAS at TOWCO FILLING STATION MODERN MOTOR SALES ik SERVICE CO QUEEN CITY GARAGE TIT USVILLE GARAGE SERRINS BROS. VOLKSTADT'S AUTO' STORAGE HIGH GRADE GASOLINE AND Moron o1Ls GEO, A. HUGHES TI-IE PRINTER 320 south Franklin street ' Pet. Phone IZI9 BEST WISHES May Success Be Yours ORPHEUM THEATRE and GRAND OPERA HOUSE GEO. J. SCHWEITZER, Mgr. -'lull-lidlllnu-uu- A XXVI OPTIMISTM ' KNOWLEDGE IS POWER and .IUSTFINE GASOLINE AND MOTOR OILS develop power-so, everybody is happy. TO THE CLASS OF 1926 Oil Creek extends sincere congratulations and best wishes lor their future welfare. PENNSYLVANIA KL? OIL CREEK REFINING CO. GHLSZEQQQJX 62 PURB "An Oil For Every Purpose" INTERIOR DECORATING AND DRAPING With Fine Furniture and Rugs ROPP-SHREVE DECORATIVE CO. NOT "HOW MUCH CAN I GET ?" When M12 Penney laid the foundation for this Nation-wide Institution haek in 1902, ou reeeiviiig' new goods he did not ask llIlIISl'lf, 'tllow niueh van I sell this fo1'?7' He was not aetuated hy any such inerceiiary rule. Ile asked himself, "How little can I sell this for and make my legitimate profit?" Ile believed in the Golden Rule-and he praetised it! 'lllIl'tllIQl'll all the Il1l'01'VC11l1lg1 years, this same rule has Illillll- tained in the constantly inereasing munber of stores of the eompany. It IIIZLIIIIZIIIIS in this store. , Q..-.-.-..o.4y go 'iw 101 I i mXXVI OPTIMISTq COIVIPLIIVIENTS OF C. J. ANDERSON GROCER Eat CGBURNS Bread 'M 'PA NOTARY Pusuc is eiisagvzeaae Gaz If TULL 0011 A v 117 BRADFORD SUPPLY COMPANY H4-lu-l'z1l Il2ll'llXVill'l', ill'4M'lil'l'y, Oil NYvll tlllll. Mill Supplies. 1l4'ilKll1l,l2ll'it'l'N for VIIEIIWIUSSPS. BRADFORD SUPPLY COMPANY Wh:-u you gm ou your vzu'ut.im1 or 0lll'l'l' an lligrlwi' institu- tmu ut li'2ll'lllllgI or fuul Vout' mlum- lu so YY me business pursuit, a . l lj'N'Wl'l1t'l' is il Ill'K'l'SSIfj'. We lmve the ext-llislve zigviivy in rv l litusvillv for the CORONA zuul lilCMlNll'l'lTN l'o1'tz1lnlv Ty me-A I l wlzitvrs. New iuurlels with slaliulnrcl km-ylmuiwl. l l'lil'l'l4I rlilS0.00, 'llQ'l"llIS 'z ,.-.. U., c Ill ln .111fu1,,1cl. GUY E. BOYLE, 142 West Central Avenue GRADUATION CARDS AND GREETING CARDS Fon EVERY OCCASION CRIBBS BROS. . ' XV. llt'1l'f1'2ll Ave. Iltlw llb News Dv: THE HALLMARK STORE For Gifts That Last. N E L S O N B R 0 S. Tires ------ Supplies R. D. PRINGLE Agency for FORD AND LINCOLN 2Ol Diamond Street Titusville, Pa. W 7777777 Y 9 lull 'lu V H Y 'YNY' i"l" l ll W' i, , ,mllltmltlltllllllfll w XXVI OPTIMIS1 m COIVIPLIIVIENTS OF SECOND NATIONAL BANK Titusville, Penna. QUALITY CASH STORES, INC. Quality - - Price - - Service SIX STORES There's One in Your Neighborhood STROUSE 81 BENSON The Home of GOOD CLOTHES SENIORS A 4-r'r1 pt our wislws I' rwl' il Ilzlppy and I' 1'cm sp c-1'cv us Futurr LOVELESS 8: SCHERSTEN YUVII IJIilIGliIS'I'S ka' A new IOS! fm o wi , , , IWXXVI OPTIMIST THE TITUSVILLE HERALD First IG. 'I'. STE Daily I'z1pv1' in the Oil Iivgrioiis Establislled June 14, 1865 VICNSON, Propiwivtor and Mem YOU CAN OBTAIN QUALITY PRINTING AT THE HERALD JOB ROOMS nn 104 an M T THE CUTS IN THIS BGOK WERE MADE BY THE JOURNAL ENGRAVING COMPANY JAMESTOWN, N. Y. 1 i f?"?i5fW S E, .EE xxv1o11'r1M1s1'.,,iTz:g V Y r' 'r, .gi S JS , :. h mm A .. x Y v,Z5.g.,,,,,rs I ,f III 'L TAEMIQ.. 'Xb SERVICE b' r !'TNiel'ii.l:'L. A , - M fi: 1 .rv-:st FROM YARD TO Jon .,, 2'-FS L' , i e ' ' . f 4' 3 WHEN YOU BUILD, BUILD WELL L ber, Millwork, Roofing, Shingles, Cement, Plaster Bo d Beaver Board, Buffalo Paint and Varnish, Glass. D. E. OLSON 324 W. Cent I A Ph 38 A. H. REID 8z COMPANY Dry Goods, Ready-to-Wear CARPETS, RUGS AND CURTAINS THE NATIONAL MARKET CO. Where A-I Quality Meats Sell For Less 'I'itnsviIIv's Busivst and Most Up-fo-Date Markvf XVITII QITAIIITY FASH STORE COI'IIl'I' Frankiin Sfrvvt and Central Avvmu- HTIIE BEST IN MENTIS" ALL YOUR VACATION NEEDS Clothing - Shoes - Furnishings - Luggage SHOWN HERE IN GREAT VARIETY BENNETT DAVIS STORE Cor. Spring and Franklin Sits. "' "'M' ' A" RI 106 0l"M"""" ' ' """'A"' ' "W"-'-A g . , Y ,,,A,,,,n XVI OPTIMISTQl- THE REAL SPORT i -nl.,- il wrm Ron AND REEL . 53 ,, '-"A ,, ,, If it is tackle you are inter- , D iii" tj. ested in, come here first. You Y will find we are also interested ' in tackle aznd can show you ' A-Lb many new kinds of "Tackle Fit JL.. For Fishing. " D. 8z M. BASEBALL GOODS Eve1'ything' points to an 0l1filllSl2lStlC baseball season, and we have prepared for your wants with a stock of Baseball Goods that merits the Testimonial, "The Best in Town." TENNIS GOODS NVO have a L'0lIlpl9tC line of D. 8: M. Perfect Balanced Rackets, Tennis Balls and Supplies. NVrig'l1t and Ditson cham- pionship tennis balls, 500. S. S. BRYAN li2Il'llXV2cll'C Sporting Goods GREETING CARDS For All Occasions. KEMBLE'S DRUG STORE We have enjoyed making the pictures in this book, and the pleasant relations we have had with the T. H. S., both Faculty and Students. We wish to extend our congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 1926, and to thank all those of the T. H. S. who have helped in any way to make our work a pleasure. THE KENDALL STUDIO MONAHAN 8: LYNCH Clothing, Hats and Furnishings 1 107 Q7-i Y' km' w.-.1 ' ,av MN? , f - D 4- , - , -,.- Mi 5 J, Nb, .Q 1' r W H Q . - fy, 4- Q E. in 1 X 4" ,f M-P .sf x . if ' Q 1 F 1 Wg l 5 1 3 F X . P I N . H f . . I , J:-,. .,,f,4.. .X4 1 fs -1 ' N VX. , . on 4' 1 Lf' j,,k V-,.7..gf -V . J,w,g'. .,......,,,., 1 Quint:--'----rf-A' we-gm-.W H- ,.,, 'QW ,-...---..4:g...4 .-W-N.,x.i,fZ,"?


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