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Grows brighter with the passing of each day'
From those who died in camp or in the fray
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Take up the cause which called on us to die
And carry on and strive to pave the way
Their fellowmen and war in shame shall lie.
To you our heroes of the great war
In some small tribute to your bravery
For that blest time when men no more shall slay
We dedicate in honor our Rosemary,
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With the issue of this book the Rosemary
Staff has brought to completion the task assigned
to it by the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Nine-
It has been the sincere aim of the staff
to truly express the life and spirit of Urbana
They acknowledge the imperfections of the
volume but they hope that it may serve as a
present pleasure and a future remembrance. In
this spirit they offer the tenth volume of the
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W. G. SPURGIN Prof. J. E. SMITH
Dr. C. L. VAN DOREN Mrs. E. M. KNOWLTON
F. E. WILLIAMSON Mrs. DELLA FRAILEY
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Judge ROY C. FREEMAN, 507 Indiana Ave., President
W. G. SPURGIN, 902 W. Green St., Secretary
A. P. JOHNSON, 936 W. Illinois St., Superintendent
Teachers and Course of Study
F. E. WILLIAMSON
3 C. L. VAN DOREN Mrs. DELLA FRAILEY
Buildings and Grounds
C. L. VAN DOREN
W. G. SPURGIN f Mrs. E. M. KNOWLTFON
Health and Sanitation
C. L. VAN DOREN
W. G. SPURGIN Mrs. E. M. KNOWLTON
W. G. SPURGIN
F. E. WILLIAMSON J. E. SMITH
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F. E. WILLIAMSON Mrs. E. M. KNOWLTON
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INDIANA STATE INORMAI,
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
SUPERINTENDENT OF URBANA
M. L. FLANINGAM
ILLINOIS STATE NORMAL
UNIVERSITY OI' ILLINOIS
PRINCIPAL OF THE URBANA
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ALTA ELOISE IRWIN, A-B., B.Ed- KATHARINE Lmwis, A.B., B.L.s.
Ingwuctol' W' FWWCIL Instructor in French
University High School, Normal, Illinois Hyde Park High School, Chicago
James Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois University of Illinois
Illinois State Normal University, Normal Illinois
BLANCH Y0UNG,.A-B- v LILLIS PRICE, Ph.B.
Instructor m,C0mmerczal Subjects Instmwtoy- in Mathematics
Wilmington High School Morgan Park High School, Chicago
Lake Forest University Denison University
Metropolitan Business College
Instructor in Commercial Subjects
Vicksburg High School, Vicksburg, Michigan
Western State Normal, Kalamazoo, Michigan -
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nstructofr in History and Civics Ifristfructoi' in Mathematics
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Columb a Un veisity University of Nebraska
LOLA D MCCLURG A B ELIZABETH HACKLEY, A.B.
Instiactoi in Biology Instructor in English
Urbana H gh School VVaukegan Township High School
Un versity of Ill no s University of Illinois
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University of Illinois
VERNE R. MCDOUGLE, Ph.B., A.B.
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Instructor zn Music
Charleston High School I .
University of Illinois Danville High School.
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Oakwood Township High School 1 2, 3. Rantoul High School 1, 2: Valcdictorian.
GENERAL COURSE. HISTORICAL COURSE.
A simple maiden in her flower. Revealings deep and clear are thine.
D. CURTIS MUMFORD
Literury Society 45 French Club 4: Latin Club ELIZABETH FRANCES BOGGS
13 H1-Y Club 43 President 4: Basketball 43 Stunt Literary Society 1, 2, 3: Class Basketball 1:
Show 3' 41 Salutatorian' Stunt Show 1, 2: Stunt Show Committee 1.
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Philo High School 1, 2,
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Literary Society 1, 2, 3, 4: French Club 43 Stunt St. Joseph High School 1' 2,
Show 1, 33 Glee Club 3, 4. GENERAL COURSE
GENERAL COURSE .
, , , , Honors of genius are eternal.
The stzll small vozce of groltztnde.
Philo High School 1, 2, 3: F1-ouch Play 4: A RU'fH.MARIE WASCHER I
French Club 43 Track 4: Literary Society 4. Llllerary Society 3, 43 Basketball J, 4.
GENERAL colfrcsr: GENERAL COURSE
Half U ,mmfs .wisdom goes with his Gay as the biwds that revel in the grove.
LUCINDA SULLIVAN, "Cin"
Basketball 3: French Club 4.
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LEO EVRAN STOCKWILL
Society 2, 3, 4: French Club
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MARY GLADYS BRAND Lite,.m.y k
Philo High School 1, 2, 3. 133112: Football gy 3, '
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It takes so l1ttle to make me glad. I
Perseverance, keeps hornor bright.
JESSE S. MCINNES M V O
Litorzwy Society 4: Baseball 1, 23 Track 4: . AFION ERA SBORNE
Basketball 4' Literary Society 1, 2, 3: Stunt Show 1, 2, 2.
BIATHEMATICAL COURSE GENERAL COURSE
Go the Toad which you see to be the Love not, love notg line ,thing you lore
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Ramona, Alhambra, Calif. 1, 3: Colorado Springs
High School 2: South Pasadena High School 4.
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Stunt Show 3, 43 Treasurer 33 Glee Club 23 Morgan Park High School 1: Literary Society 3,
Orchestra. 43 Basketball 43 Stunt Show 4.
LITERARY COURSE GENERAL COURSE
A gentle winning way has slie. Who is thine enemy.
LO1s WILMA TOY
MAURIOE E. GORDON Literary Society 2, 3, 49 Stunt Show 13 Glee
Football 2, 33 Track 3. Club 1, 2.
A man of few words. GENERAL COURSE
The perfect human soul.
Sidney High School 1, 2, 3: Literary Society 4.
5 Grace, is grace despite all controversy. -
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High School in three yearsg Literary Society 2. St. Joseph High School 1, 2, 3: Class Basketball 4.
3: Stunt Show 1, 2: Glee Club 2. GENERAL COURSE
How sweet thy modest light to view. I am content with what I have.
LEROY HOWLAND BUCKINGHAM
Newton KN. YJ High School 1: Madison QWis.J Q u CORENE ,TAYLOR Q
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Hays twdy valiant. Steadfast as a star.
BEATRICE CLARE MCGRAW
St. Joseph High School 1 'P
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"Faio'est of the fruml maids.
United War Work Commit e
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KAT M DENNIS CHARLES E. AMMERMAN
Society 1 2 3 ' Geome ' 5 Literary Society 2: Vice President 4: Class Base-
t e 3' High School in ball 1, 2: Football 1, 25 Stunt Show 1, 2, 3,
Class President 1, 43 Class Historian 2: Bulbul,
LANGUAGE COURSE Chimes of Normandy.
loveliness. A wealth of smiles.
J' HOWARD WERTS Ch 'MAIIEYEISEIIJEXX EQOEGRQSS t 2 3
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w 0 ZS good ZS happy The very pmk of courtesy.
1, 2, '3, 4:
Literary Society 1, 2, 3, 4: Glee Club
Bulbul Chimes of Normandy: Class Debating 1,
4' Latin Club 1, 23 Stunt Show 1, 2, 4: Class
Basketball 1 2, 3, 4: French Club 43 French
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To look at her was to love her.
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5 Fond du Lac fWis.l, High School 1: Literary Literary Society 1, 2. 3, 4: President 43 Class
5 Society 2, 3, 4: Secretary 3, President 4g French Basketball 4: Stunt Show 1, 3, 45 Assistant Edi-
E Club 45 Stunt Show 2, 3, 45 Historian 4: French tor Echo 2, 3: Class Debating 1, 2: Football 4:
5 Play 45 Chimes of Normandy 23 Stunt Show Alpha Sigma Rho 1, 2, 3: Class Baseball 1, 2:
5 Committee 25 Glee Club 2, 45 President 4: Or- Literary Society Play 3: Class Treasurer 43 Track
5 chestra 2, 3: Assistant Editor of Rosemary. 2, 4: Debating 2, 3, 4: Cheer Leader 3: Senior
E . Play, Editor-in-Chief of Rosemary.
Thou art perfect tn love lore. His memofry long will live.
ANDREW BARR, JR. DOROTHY ELIZABETH BURRES
E Literary Society 1, 2, 3, 43 Treasurer 4: Latin Literary Society 1, 2, 3, 4: French Club 4: Bas-
? Club 1: Stunt Show 1, 35 Circulation Manager ketball 4: Stunt Show 2, 3: Secretary and
E Rosemary: Student Business Manager 4. Treasurer 1: Vice President 4.
E SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICAL COURSE GENERAL COURSE
It is well in all things to be cautious. Love is a sickness full of woes.
NELLE J. EIKLOR
2 Girls Chorus 2, 3: Literary Society 1, 3: Literary
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5 Frerrlilcli Play 4: ilistorgm 3: glass Will 43 Glee
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3 LANGUAGE COURSE
She built herself an everlastzng name.
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HELEN MCGEEHEE ALBERT WHARMBY
Literary Society 1, 2, 3: French Club 43 Secrc- Literary Society 1, 2, 3, 4: French Club 4: Class
tary 113 Class Basketball 1, 25 Stunt Show Com- Basketball 4: Class Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4: Class
mittee 1, 4: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Senior Play. Track 3, Stunt Show 1, 3.
GENERAL coURsE I GENERAL COURSE
Praising men with sweetest looks. This youth has sense and spirit.
EVERETT FOLTZ MARY KATHERINE REILLY
Literary Society 1, 2, 3, 43 Stunt Show 3: Foot- Echo Staff 33 Literally Society 1' 2' 31 Class
ball Manager 3, 4: Basketball and Track Man- Basketball 1' .2' 3' 4: Captam 32 Stunt Show
afzer 4: Rosemary Staff, Senior Play. 1' 22 3' 41 Llterally Play 11 Stunt Show Com'
mittee 2, 33 Senior Play: Rosemary Staff.
GENERAL COURSE GENERAL COURSE
I would help others, out of ri fellow- Her Irish wit is the harmony of her
Prophetstown High School 1: Northwestern
School of Commerce 23 Stunt Show 4.
I ani ci many I count nothing human
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LOIS CARMAN Hi-Y Club 43 Literary Society 1, 2, 3: Debating E
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GE-YERAL COURSE Class Poet 45 High School in three years: 5
' Senior Play. E
In Jeace and honor live. . LITERARY CWRSE
1 The wzse man knows hzrnself to be cv fool. 5
Ogden High School 1, 23 Oakwood Township FLORA L. PERKINS Q
High School 33 'fraclgc 4kgetl2aTfbia1.ll 4: Stunt Show GENERAL COURSE 5
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Every school has its hero.
CLARA FRANCES GLAWE I
Literary Society 1, 3: Basketball 1, 3. ' E
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' ESTHER A KAUFMAN
5 V ' Literary Society 43 French Club 45 French Play
Stunt Show 31 Glee Club 1- 2- 41 Crawfordsville fInd.J High School 1, 2.
Her countenance is the portrait of her COMMERCIAL COURSE
Soul- You presence a blessing, your friendship
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Washington QD. C.: Eastern High School: senior rc QS ra ' ' tlremlfl Tley ' ' eome'
E Playg Stunt Show 4: Business Manager of Rose- GFNZRAL ZIOUIQSE
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I am not rn the roll of cornrnon rnen. foyeseemg.
: MARY GLADYS F. SHAFFER
Stunt Show 3: Chimes of Normahdyg Glee Club
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Literary Society 4: Basketball 4.
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Stunt Show 3.
age to endure and obe .
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ELMER D. BURKE
Literary Society 1 2 3:
Baseball 1 .. 3 4' Cla Track 1, 2, 3:
Chimes of Normandy Glee Club 1, 2, 3.
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TOM MCWILLIAM GARMAN
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- CURTIS MUMFORD
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- ToM GARMAN
HERBERT A. HARMISON
- VERA KEUBLER
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MRS. E. C. BALDWIN
JUDGE ROY C. FREEMAN
REV. C. C. LONG
s s ARENTS friends and fellow students
honor, we bid you welcome. We, the
NLS IVAA Age Class of 1919, are assembled tonight
for our final roll call in Urbana High School. As
a class We enjoy the proud distinction of being
the first to graduate who have spent the entire
four years of our course within these walls.
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Our class wishes to do honor to former
students and the alumni of Urbana High School,
vsho are represented on our service flag, and
especially to those who, by gold stars, speak to
us only through memory-to those who have of-
fered or given their lives to defend the principle
that Democracy shall not perish from the earth-
that right, not might should prevail. As great as
has been the service rendered to humanity by
those who have taken an active part in the recent
who have come here tonight in 'our
world struggle, an opportunity of even greater
service, that of taking part in solving the great
problems of reconstruction, is now presented to
us. The period covered by our High School days,
doubtless, will be characterized as the most sig-
nificant in human history.
We are glad to take the opportunity to
express a Word of appreciation to our teachers,
who have, with patient unselfishness, encouraged
our efforts. In grateful acknowledgment to our
parents, to our teachers, to the citizens of
Urbana, and to the State, we pledge our best
efforts to make our future worthy of the splendid
opportunities which we have enjoyed in Urbana
D. CURTIS MUMFORD.
The cannon's roar resounds no more, '
The flood of death doth now subsideg
We ve opened wide the bolted door,
And bid the peace dove search the
The signs of peace are in the air,
The hope of, man is wide awake,
Above that ocean of despair,
Hear angels praying for our sake.
See Columbia's light ungirth,
More golden as the moments flyg
Till lo! above the joyful earth,
Full beaming reaches 'cross the sky.
Then shine your light O Prince of Peace,
And bid war's haunting shadows fleeg
Their absence from us will increase,
The reign of peace and liberty.
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CHARLES CLAYBAUGH '19.
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KZVOWLI DGE COMES' DUT WISDOM LINGEILS
Oh boundless wisdom ' touch divine in man
So dazzling to our feeble human sight'
Teach us thy penetrating flame to fan
That in the brightness of thy glorious span
And in the clearest spot of all thy light
We may discern unerringly theiright
And grasp some inkling of thy wondrous plan.
Together with what knowledge we may gain
Give us conception of thy brighter light,
Grant us thatblessed beam for which we strain
That through the overhauling clouds of night
May come into the overtaxed brain
Your peace, and the sure confidence of right.
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3'-' Sz? 9 and our stature, we were permitted to enter Urbana High
v School as the Class of '19 in the fall of the year of 1915.
' , As a class we numbered 102 when we graduated from
' ' ' Thornburn Departmental School, but when we entered high
school the next fall our number had increased to 135, in spite of the fact
that fourteen members of the class of '15 had gone on their own special
ways toward future happiness. At the beginning of our Sophomore year,
our class numbered 103, while as Juniors were were just 100 strong.
Finally there were 95 of us who, as "grave and reverent Seniors," took
places in the front chairs of the south side of the High School Auditorium.
At the present writing the Class of '19 has forty-five members who have
been at Urbana High School four years, and it has five members who
have completed their work in three years. There are fifty members of
the class that have entered from various other schools. At last these con-
tinued processes of Addition and Substraction have ceased, and as a class,
we may join in the old chorus: "You're here, and I'm here, so what do
The privilege of breathing the highest air in our class is shared by
two boys, Herbert Harmison and Curtis Mumford who are six feet, two
inches in height. The smallest person of our number is a girl, Bernice
Wolf, whose height is five feet. The average height of the class is five
feet, five inchesg and the span of arms is five feet six inches. If the
class were hand in hand they could reach around the High School building
one and one-half times. The average weight of the class is 138 pounds.
The total weight is 11,201 pounds, a weight equivalent to that of six Fords.
Our Bureau of Information reports that Andrew Barr has any
girl in school beat when it comes to style of hair. Helen McGeehee and
Andrew run a close race for the most time spent on their hair before
coming to school. The committee on investigation was not able to obtain
all the information as to how many hours Helen spent preparing her hair,
but it is hoped that her studies have not been neglected.
Elizabeth Boggs is one of the most industrious members. As she
claims she loses an inch during the day, we are quite sure it must be due
to overstudy. We are watching her very closely as she may disappear
some day. That woud mean a new addition to the list of mysterious
things that have happened at Urbana High School.
The class of '19 is fortunate in having among its numbers a group
of manufacturers. Chief of these is Charles Noyes, who has become
famous for his manufacture of international gas. It is said that a balloon
200 feet long and forty-six feet in diameter could be raised even more
than "sky high" by the international gas produced by Charles in only two
of his classes during the day. This same ability manifests itself in an-
other field, and we find that Charles has made wonderful progress in the
wholesale manufacture of "general" speeches and heart rending ditties
In conclusion, your statistician wishes to humbly submit these
figures with the sincere hope that they will prove beyond any doubt that
the Class of '19 has been of sufficient caliber to be seen and heard during
its high school days, and that it has ample reserve to push and pull its
own way through "thick and thin" for some time to come.
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ELMER DANIEL BURKE.
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I-IISTGRY OF THE CLASS OF 1919
Every day is a little life
and our whole life is but
a day repeatedf'
N September 8, 1915, Mr. Flaningam welcomed the class of
1fQ'g'3dlg.v 1919 to his new winter home for aa short house-party gather-
i?Weel high spirits hardly able to wait for the dawn of the first day.
We were up bright and early, ready for an adventurous
visit something that was altogether new for us. We were conducted thru
the lovely building and were introduced to our many chaperons. We soon
became acquainted with the house regulations and the program of events.
We simply "felt it in our bones" that these four days were going to be
"days of real sport."
As there were so many in the party, one hundred and thirty-eight
in all, our host suggested having officers or leaders appointed each day
to keep order and to "keep the ball rolling." For the first day Charles
Ammerman, Tom Garman, Dorothy Burres and Frances Cottrell acted as
the managers. In the morning Tom Garman, Elmer Burke, Charles Am-
merman, Bob Blair and Walter Gill engaged in a game of football. Some
of our more studious fellows, Herbert Harmison and Robert Hayes
amused themselves with debating. Verne Hoag and his band of fighting
men had a good romp at baseball. In the afternoon the entire crowd
gathered in the reception room where they enjoyed a Hallowe'en party.
Our host told us that it was customary to have stunt shows given each
evening, by the different groups who made' up his house parties. Of
course we were not to be outdone by any former group and consequently
our first stunt, "Verdent Green" was a beginning for the better ones
which were to follow.
The second day offered more to us than the preceding one. Officers
for this day were Tom Garman, Robert Blair, Elmer Burke and Charles
Ammerman. We held several receptions during the day and in the
evening we took part in "Chimes of Normandy," an operetta. Charles
Ammerman and Isabel Todd represented us on the cast and Delaney
Fitzhugh, Robert Hayes, David Sharp, Elmer Burke, Mary Crawford
Nelle Eiklor, Gladys Shaffer and Margaret Scheib were in the chorus.
Robert Hayes brought us honor in winning the Miller Medal Contest
Our second stunt was "Shades of Night are falling fast, Grades in Caesar
The leaders in charge of the third day were Earl Wagner Kenneth
McCracken, Howard Werts, Jessica Brennan and Nelle Eiklor, Their
day proved successful. Margaret Scheib and Herbert Harmison spent
part of the day in literary work. Herbert Harmison, Katherine Reilly
Robert Blair, Richard J averin and Claradehl Wallace helped in publishing
a clever little paper called the "Echo," In the afternoon, Woody Thomp-
son, Robert Hayes, Herbert Harmison and Claradehl Wallace entertained
us with some good debates. Herbert Harmison also gave a response to the
hachet oration at a commencement exercise. At this time the Y. M. C. A.
was calling for war funds. Several members of the group hustled around
and raised 3133.74 which showed that, although we were having a good
lively time, we were also capable of serious thoughts. In the evening our
orchestra, composed of Phil Whitton, Francis Messersmith Kenneth Mc-
Cracken, Harold Glasscock and Margaret Scheib, gave a recital after
which followed the usual stunt show. This stunt, "Cabaret du gai Paris
a la Mode Chicago" coached by one of our chaperones, Miss Ricketts
won first place in the contest. Thus we reached the end of our third day.
Our last day: At a large family gathering we appointed Charles
Ammerman, Dorothy Burres, Herbert Harmison, Helen McGehee and
Margaret Scheib to pilot us through this day, in which so much was to
be done. Our boys showed fine spirit in athletics, Kenton Wright, Bob
Blair, Herbert Harmison, Leo Stockwell and Tom Garman played several
good games of football in the morning. Earl Fiscus, Joe Graham, Curtis
Mumford, Aden White and Tom Garman played on the first basketball
team organized at this residence. Margaret Scheib and Andrew Barr
finished up the literary work. Lest we should forget, we published a
spent so happily together. Herbert Harmison was editor-in-chief and
his staff were Andrew Barr, Dorothy Burres, Katherine Reilly, Albert
Wharmby, Reginald Flom, Virgil English, Everett Foltz, Margaret Scheib
and our chaperon, Miss McHarry. Early in the evening we presented
our final stunt "Syrup vs. Syrup" which won second prize. After this
we assembled once for all to say good-bye-for the next day we, who had
for four short days played and worked together were leaving-never to
assemble in the same group again. We regretted leaving Mr. Flaningam
and our chaperones and all the pleasant surroundings and we hoped that
the future house-parties would be as successful as ours had been.
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TI-IE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF TI-IE
' CLASS OF 1919
E the Seniors of the Urbana High School in the county o
.3 A54 health caused by overstudy but of sound mind and memory
and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transi or
S' Cf life do therefore make ordain publish and declare this to be
our last Will and Testament.
First: To the Juniors we bequeath our superaboundance of
married couples with the request that they regard this gift with the due
awe and reverence which it invokes.
Second: To the Sophomores we leave our high grades and excellent
scholastic standing with the hope that they will profit by our shining
Third: To the Freshmen we will our overwhelming dignity and
stately poiseg a gift singularly appropriate to the Class of 1922.
Fourth: To the entire faculty we leave our recognition of their
strenuous efforts to enlighten our dull intellect. To various individuals
of the faculty we make the following bequests:
1. Ourisincere gratitude and appreciation to Miss Ricketts in
memory of the many hours of patient care she has spent upon us.
2. The latest and most complete book of jests to Miss Hoskins so
that she may have some brand new jokes to pull off in class, also to this
favored one we leave a magic potion in the hope that it may be some aid
in improving her fiery temper.
3. To Miss McHarry a model class in English IV that is ready to
recite when the bell rings.
4. To Miss Young, her money's worth in the cafeteria.
5. To Miss McClurg, a pair of rubber heels, so she may traverse
the building with less disturbance.
6. To Miss Lowenstern the power of instilling some of her grace
into her unresponsive pupils.
7. To Mr. Flanningam, the latest type of stop watch so he may
continue to close all parties at 11 P. M.
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Fifth: We do bequeath the following brilliant gifts of a few of
our members to these lower classmen:
1. Elizabeth Boggs' fair beauty to Ruth Savage.
2. Reginald Flom's devotedness toward the fair sex to James
3. Charles Ammerman's vast substantial grin to Richard Rielly.
4. Herbert Harmison's popularity to Richard Blair.
5. Dorothy Burres efforts to be a baby vamp to Helen Shroyer.
6. Katharine Rielly's Irish wit to Mabel Schneider.
7. Esther Kaufman's book of "Hims I Love" to Lola Becker.
8. Virgil English's powerful oratory to Frank Hutchins.
9. Margaret Scheibis attachment to Byrn's English to Winifred
10. Dorothy Howe's marcel wave to Dorothy Whittaker.
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11. Woody Thompson's breezy manner along with his self-satisfied
air of importance to Janet Kinley.
12. Kenton Wright's gracefulness in making a hurried exit from
class Cat the teacher s requestj to Hedwig Kempner.
13. Curtis Mumford's good grades and valued reputation t
14. Bob Blairs sunny good nature to Cy Blue.
15. Richard J anvrin's quiet, reserved ways to Eugene Forker.
16. Charles Noyes' uncanny preception in sighting an argument
to Roy Miller.
. Helen McGehee's striking coiffure to Dorothy Schulz.
. Jessica Brennan's surplus avoirdupois to Louise Brown.
. Bernice Smith's unbounded curiousity to Harriet Howe.
20. Clara Glawe's retiring shyness to Marguerite Smith.
21. Elmer Burke's dramaticability in Stunt Shows to Jack Young.
22. Florence Schuster's sweet and foolish giggle to Hendrik Bode.
23. Arline Bing s stentorian voice to Jeanette Coffman.
24. Our little Mexican's excessive politeness to Arthur Collins.
Sixth: We do will and bequeath the following as an absolute
1. The Senior girl's monopoly on Mrs. Mittan's good nature to the
lower classmen who are rapidly learning our subtle method of fabrication.
2. A special fumigation preparation to dispel the amorous atmo-
sphere that prevades our halls.
3. The privilege of dancing on the heretofore unused center of
the gym floor to the class of 1940.
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Seventh and Last: We herewith constitute and appoint Howard
Gill as executor, without bond, of this will, in witness thereof we have
signed our names, this sixth day of June, in the year- of our Lord one
thousand, nine hundred and nineteen.
Witnesses : fSignecZj
RUTH SAVAGE THE CLASS OF 1919
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, 'T' HILE sitting at my desk in the Director of Athletics room, at
wi the University of Illinois last week, I received a letter, the
43 ff. first letter delivered to an official of the University by the
55 new airplane mail. The letter was sent from Mayview an
D bore the writing: "If not delivered in five days, return to
Mr. Everett Foltz Chief Mechanic for the Mayview Fire Department."
After opening the letter I was astonished to be able to recognize Everett's
cld handwriting he started out by saying that his old Ford had just
taken him a trip around the country, and that at different places he found
the old members of the worthy class of '19. When She wrote his Ford was
back in its old position as fire-truck for the city of Mayview. The follow-
ing is the record of the Class of '19 as it was written by Mr. Foltz in this
Thelma Atkinson is employed as assistant to the Director General
of the Railroads.
Charles Ammerman is chauffeur for the girl that used to be Gladys
Andrew Barr and Rush Ott are Physics instructors in the Chicago
- Elmer Burke is captain of the battleship which operates on Crystal
Lake. Some of his faithful gobs are, Frank Love, Earl Fiscus, Arthur
Payton and Leo Stockwill.
Gladys Brand and Irene Porterfield are writing a book upon the
subject "How to get by in the classroom." Their principal is do not talk
loud enough for the teacher to hear you.
Dorothy Burres and Earl Wagner after ten years of trials have
finally succeeded in eloping. '
Jessica Brennan is driver of a taxi which runs from Urbana High
School to the interurban station. The taxi is run upon the request of
Principal Flaningam, so that the students from the eastern towns will not
have to be dismissed fifteen minutes early each day.
Arline Bing, Emma Daly and Hazel Barnard are leading politicians
in "No Man's Land."
Leroy Buckingham is following in the footsteps of his father, giving
mentality tests to the students in the high schools at Buckley and West-
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Mary Somers, Mary Crawford and Mary Snodgrass are all trying
to change their first name so it will be spelled "Married"
Charles Claybaugh, Frank Witt and Leland Goben are stage hands
at the Palace theatre in Detroit. '
Lois Carmen is a detective in Coffman's five and ten cent store,
she sure can scare those shop-lifters.
Burt Cole, Arleigh Winget, "Tony" Schneider and Howard Werts
are farming in various parts of the country.
Leon Carpenter is still smoking those horrid old cigars. He is the
worst enemy of the Anti-cigarette league.
Lester Davies is section foreman for the K. U. T. That shows
what an education will do for ye.
Katherine Dennis and Harriet Gill are studying to become mem-
bers of the ministry.
Nelle Eiklor, Helen McGeehee, -Pauline Greenlaw and Katherine
Reilly are members of the chorus in "The Passing Show." Some chorus!
Reginald Flom is banjo player in Jordan's Jazz Band.
Uneeta Good is doing truck farming north of town.
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Maurice Gordon, Harold Glasscock and Joseph Graham are bankers
out in Colorado. I always thought this was too far east for "them dudes."
Alphonso Rosales Gomez is minister to South America.
Clara Glawe is a nurse in the ambulance corps of the Burnham
Dorothy Howe is the cartoonist for the Christian Science Monitor.
Herbert Harmison is successfully filling the place left vacant by
the death of William Randolph Hearst. Papers will be five cents now.
Lenora Hayes and Esther Kaufman are teachers in the Cham-
paign High School.
Irene Joiner is running for Alderman of Cleveland on the same
ticket with Charles Noyes for Mayor.
Irene and Clair Kendall are prominent citizens of Sidell.
Grace Lindley and Bernice Wolf are still trying to grow tall and
handsome as is the senatress of Illinois Miss Beatrice McGraw.
Frances Messersmith and Florence Schuster are Salvation Army
lassies in Russia. They are feeding the Bolsheviks doughnuts.
Jesse Mclnnes is coach of the track team at the Thomasbory High
Curtis Mumford and Woody Thompson are still wondering why
they didnt take advantage of those talks Dad Elliott gave during the
Marian Osborn has Chicago by the ears. She is making a great
hit with her toe dancing.
Helen Putman is still making her favorite brand of powder that
cant be rubbed off by any man.
Flora Perkins has taken Bernice Smith down south with her to
live on her ranch. They have hired Elmer Scoggin for chief cow boy.
Garnet Price has the honor of being the first woman conductor on
the Wabash railroad. She is looking forward to a promotion to the Mc-
Melvin Root and Arthur Skelton are successors to E. V. Kirby and
Fannie Scott is woman editor of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat-
Erma Smith is matron at the Urbana High School.
H Hildreth Spencer and Lucinda Sullivan have joined the Russian
Earl Stearns is manufacturer and chief advertiser of dyes, that
are guaranteed to suit your color.
Margaret Schieb is beating the ivories at G. W. Lawrence's music
store. She has the opportunity of playing all the new pieces free.
. Gladys Shaffer is still trying to win Mary Pickford's fame in the
Lilly Smith, Corine Taylor and Hazel Tibbs are all members of
the School Teachers' Union, hence they are out of a job
U R Lois Toy, Ruth Wascher and Olive Wisthuff are studying Greek
Louise Good and .Claradehl Wallace are private secretaries to Al
bert Wharmby, ambassador to Africa. They say that he is to marry an
Virgil English is practicing medicine in the small town of Seymour
'Tis said that if he keeps at it long enough he will become a first class
Well it must have taken Everett a long time to visit all these people
but we have enjoyed all the news. There is the bell! I must meet my
next class. Good-bye. .
ToM MCWILLIAM GARMAN
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'Twas in the year of ninety-eight
That the good ship Main did meet its fate
That from obscure reason and unknown cause
With all disregard to international laws,
The people of Spain set their men to do
The thing that then set the world askew,
Then "Uncle Sam" did set his mouth
And call his men from "North,' and "South,"-
The sons of men who in sixty-one
Had gone to war with sword and gun
To fight each other, who fought and bled,
And left their fields all strewn with dead,-
The one to break, the other to save
This union that their father's gave
To this land of freedom, and only now
Did they renew their friendship's vow,
And each to each gave loyal hand
And went to war a united band,
To avenge the wrong that Spain, had done ,
They suffered under southern sun,
And each one did his valiant deed
And each one gained his honor's meed.
And Just as soldiers now in France
Or in the conquered land, perchance,
Find things of interest for souvenir,
To send to friends whom they hold dear,-
So back in ninety eight, they say,
Down in Cuba one fine day,
A soldier tall and brave and true
Was stationed out on duty hard,
The farthest outpost line to guard.
There came to him a reverend sage,
A man all bent with cares and age,
And begged with all the force he could
That he be given drink and food. T
He bore a hatchet in his hand
An ancient relic of his band.
He offered this to the soldier then
And said that to him 'twould prove a friend,
If he obtained it as thus he would
By being kind to him and good.
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So he gave the old man food and drink,
And then he set him down to think,
What he should do with this emblem rare,
To whom to entrust it for tender careg
With happy face and gleaming eye
He made up his mind, "Urbana High"
Shall have this hatchet, it shall pass
As each year ends, from class to class
Each Senior class shall hold it dear
And keep and guard it one full year,
And when they leave the classic walls,
And desert the old beloved halls
They 11 pass it to the next in line'
And with it as it goes each time
Shall go the blessing of this sage
On Urbana High from age to age.
But let each Senior e er he goes
Tell to the Junior what he knows
Of the faults and foibles of his clan
That they may each both maid and man
Correct their faults and thus prepare
To be full worthy to have the care
Of this ancient emblem.
Then Junior class
Will you present here lad or lass
A champion of your cause to be
To meet me here in contest free
To prove to all by force of wit
Leaving not a doubt of it
That you are worthy of this trust
Before we part as part we must
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Well little maid with eyes of brown
Are you what the Junior class sent down?
Their warriors bold sure must be few
If you re the best that they could do
They surely had no thought or plan
That you should come to meet a man!
Else had they sent a maid of size
And not just one with charming eyes
You are such a little goose
I'll step on you when you cut loose
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You must be spread on mighty thin
An inch or two and six full feet
Of nothing else than pure conceit!
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And tho' you are so very tall
Tis farther that you'll have to fall
Take right good care, you do not swoon
For I shall pierce your puffed balloon
Of vanity with darts of wit,
And make a useless rag of it.
And prove to you and all the rest
That little things are sometimes best.
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Well then let's see what you can do
To prove your boastings not untrue
Before you here in rank and file
The Seniors sit. Now make your trial
Of biting words and stinging tho't
I swear that I will beat you out,
And do not hesitate to boast
That I will give you roast for roast.
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A gift she has,-not just a dab,-
A really royal gift of gab!
She'll speak right out and all convince
Of what she says, and never wince,
Out of regard for time or place,
From telling one right face to face,
Just what she thinks and does not care
To stop the damage to repair.
He struts around with nose on high
And passes all the others by,
As if he owned the earth, and yet
With many a sigh and fret
He wonders why they will not all,
Come answering to his beck and call
To do his bidding But, should he smile
And be right cheerful all the while,-
Forget himself and think of men,-
Perchance he d be successful then,
And carry out his cherished plan
To make himself a leading man.
ELIZABETH FRANCES BOGGS
Miss Betty Boggs, as you'll agree,
Looks like a great big doll to me.
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And put into my stocking. With clipped bangs
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And reddened cheek! I do declare
She makes a picture fine and fair
For all the Uni. boys to see
When she goes out to dance a Wee!
For high school boys she has no eyes,
In Uni. boys her interest lies Q-
Full many a man has lost his heart,-
And felt the pain of cupid's dartg
And tho she s nothing but a miss
Just listen while I whisper thisg-
That she must be at home by 'leven
Is sure to grieve full six or seven.
Tis not a diamond or opal rare
That Bennie cherishes with care!
A tiny Ruby of a girl
Sets his heart all in a whirl,
It s surely vwell that she lives near.
To Bennie s home -or else I fear
That Bennie s heart would be quite s
He d be a lonely little lad
If he could not cross the way
And see her forty times a dav.
MARGARET JEAN SCHIEB
She IS a charming little lass
Th1S maid of the Senior class
What are your boys Whom you call men
That they should let a girl so fair
Pass by them all and never dare
To call a halt or interfere
When she goes chasing all the year
And you stand by and watch her pass
With a youngster from the Freshman
A maiden tall and pale and fair
With carefully marcelled hair
Through which one sees when one comes near
The ghist and gleam of a tiny ear
A doing all this time Where have they been
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Her heart is filled with the burning fire
Of mad ambition and wild desire
To attract attention, and thus her face
She poses with affected grace,-
And uses her eyes as best she can,
In a coquettish way to catch a man.
ANDREW BARR, JR.
A bashful lad, this Senior boy
Who never yet had known the joy
At least his friends do so relate
Of asking Katherine for a date,
It took a week of joshing hard
From all his friends, before his guard
Of temper down did fall,
And he went out to make a call
On Katherine, dainty maid demure
For now our Andrew roused for sure,
Would show his friends what he could do,
And he has shown them through and through
For since that time, as sure as fate,
He's never failed to have a date.
EVELYN ADAMS A
She has studied hard and made her mark,
In each of her studies she's a shark,
But she's just waked up, we'd have you know,
To what it means to have a beau 5
Her very first, at sweet sixteen
Has filled her soul with joy, I Ween,
At least she suffered joyous shocks,
When he held her arm for three whole blocks.
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Altho' it was against the rule
Helen oft came late to school,
She must give her hair that extra twist,-
And put her bracelet on her wrist,-
She must choose each day with utmost care,
Just what dress she has to wear,-
In fact it all must be just so,
That she might well impress her beau,
To cure her fault, and others' too,
The faculty studied what to do,-
Then caused concern to not a few
When they announced a minus two
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At any time that they came late
And now our Helen Oh alas!
Is a much hurried little lass
Tho She s now a little wild
She came to us as a wonder child"
From all I ve heard I well might glean
Her ardent wish to be much seen
To attract attention from all around,
Fills her whole belng to the ground,
It may seem iust a little queer
But every morning as I hear
She empties e er to school she goes
Her entire powder box on her nose.
CHARLES E NOYES
Hes woefully proud I tell you boys,
Woefully proud of Charles E. Noyes,
He has no pride of purse or self
But is wonderfully proud of just himself!
He has a gift and talent as a poet,
But he wants us each and all to know it
He talks at Lit till tis absurd
Just for the fun of being heard,-
Till some one from a group of boys
Calls out O please eliminate the "Noyes!
Tho to Urbana High he s new
He is well known to not a few
He made the team in basketball
And thus won fame with one and all
He made a hit in Decatur too
And filled his heart with glowing joy
When they called him Pretty Boy.
JESSE MARGUERITE GHANT
You will note as you pass by
The color 1n her cheeks is high
And each one says with a sidewise wink
Wonder whence comes all this pink!
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And does it just creep on by stealth?
When Jesse doesn't know it? Oh me!
I wish you one and all could see,
When with some favored gallant him
She trips around each noon at Gym.
He clasps her close, he holds her tight,
She suffers neither fear nor fright,-
In spite of hint or open mention,
She gives no heed to school convention.
As though he were lit' by a speial fuse
Clarence, at first, doth all enthuse
O'er each new thing he's asked to do
He'll undertake to carry through
Anything that you suggest,
He'll promise that he'll do his best
But when the "new" has worn away
And troubles thick beset his way,
Up go his hands, and with a frown
From further effort he backs down.
The only thing to which he sticks,
To which he gives repeated licks,
Is Latin I. He's tried it twice,
And this year brings it up to thrice.
To one thing else he has been true
Full many a month. But 'twill not do
To tell too much of his Homer trips-
Right through his hands how money slips
But would his "case" go up in smoke
If Clarence happened to "go broke ?"
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Around these halls, where e'er you walk
You're sure to be hearing Claybaugh talk
He's either telling what he did
Or else he's lifting up the lid
Of all he's going yet to do,
And we are sure his wagging tongue
Right in the middle part is hung,
So that both ends of it are free,
To sing his praises to you and me.
An agriculture student he,
As busy as a little bee.
He s up to agriculture tricks
Of cultivating little chicks
He undertook to keep alive
Of little chicks, fully five
He fed them corn and oats galore,
And of each feeding kept a score
Then he fed them greens and wheat,
And added to that scraps of meat.
Meanwhile he counted all the cost
To find out what he gained or lost
When he his little chickens sold,-
And sadder tale was never told,-
Seven dollars was his loss
Over what the chickens cost,
You may figure if you care,
How soon he'll be a millionaire.
D. CURTIS MUMFORD
Tall and lean and skinny he
About as thin as he could be I-
But in every way a boy well can
He measures up to a full sized man.
In all his judgments sane and fair
In all his friendships on the square.
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Thank you for your kindly toast
Give'n Curtis for a roast
And e'er we bid you all "good-bye"
And take farewell of Urbana High
We'll toast the Juniors one and all,-
May all that's good your class befall.
To help you win your way through life
To bring you victory in your strife
To be a mascot unto you
In all you may attempt to do
We give you e'er from you we pass,-
From Senior to the Junior class,-
This ancient emblem of our school,
Follow close its code and ruleg
Use it well, and when you pass
Give it to the oncoming class
Thus may it e'er as time goes by
Reign blessings on Urbana High.
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,ADVANCEMENT IN LIFE
NE of the great questions most prevalent in the minds of e
If people today is' What is Advancement in Life? Let me
include according to the great Writer John Ruskin.
The practical meaning of advancement in life, at present, is be-
coming conspicuous in life, obtaining a position which shall be acknowl-
edged by others to be honorable and Worthy of praise. It is easy to see
that the ones who follow this theory are those who desire to be in good
society not that they may become a part of it, to give and to take, but that
they may be seen in it. They are more concerned with reputation than
they are with the attributes of true character.
Real advancement in life today must be based upon true character,
and this is best developed through education. Ruskin's theory, "He only
is advancing in life Whose heart is getting softer, Whose blood warmer,
Whose mind quicker, Whose spirit is entering into living peace," is the
only one to follow if he Wish to truly advance.
Classmates, as We bid farewell to these halls Where We have spent
our four years of high school life, and to the instructors who have so
diligently guided and directed us in all our efforts, let us step forth with
the firm determination to use, to the best advantage, the education we
have acquired in helping ourselves and others gain advancement based
upon true character, and thus pay society our debt
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9 PSTAIRS amidst a series of cries gurgles and splashes Billy
, 43215, Billy First under the water then above Billy was prone to
1 is FA kick himself out of bounds of Nurse and drive her almost to
3 - 'L the point of exasperation. Billy, not being gifted with a
judicious temperament and not seeing the ultimate good of the washing,
only furthered the distance between him and town.
As for the vocal accompaniment of the scene of action, it could
best be described in the metaphorof the ocean, recalling the slow, gradual
rise of the wave supplemented by other little waves, reaching a pitch
that approximated-to change the metaphor-the robustness of a Texas
oil boom. Whereupon when the roar had reached its summit, Mother
called down from below stairs with dampening matter-of-factness that
the time was flitting fast.
The morning was golden and a cool breeze blew over the grass with
a. sparkling freshness. Out in a sand-pile under the apple-tree sat Jimmy,
sublimely innocent. Jimmy was absorbed in building a tunnel through
the soft warm sand. He wasn't going to town,-and he had a reason.
Mother descended the front steps and hastened towards the back-yard,
Billy preceding her, auspicious and shining.
"Oh, Jimmy, I'm gonna have a ride on the street-car, a great big
ride, and maybe we're goin' to the movin' picture show, too, and maybe
we're goin' to see some animals, an' ever'thing!" Billy cried tantalizingly.
"I don't wanna see any animals! said Jimmy stanchly. But no
matter how strong his determination was, he could scarcely allay the
delightful visions of street-cars and pink ice-cream which arose before
was being made ready for the trip to town, joy of 511 joys for
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At this point there floated over to him, "Jimmy dear, doozft you
want to go with Billy and me, you always used to be wild when I ever
mentioned town. Haven't you changed your mind yet, Jimmy?" in a
sweet Mother's voice.
"Don't wanna gof' from Jimmy, as he dug his chubby fists deeper
into the tunnel. With all the wisdom of four long years, Jimmy discreetly
kept his reason to himself.
Mother had an engagement with the dentist, so she couldn't wait
to coax Jimmy into going. Anyway, she knew Jimmy. As she turned
to go,'she said: "I told Delia to keep an eye on you and to give you some
cookies if you want some, J immyf'
But Jimmy desired neither cookies nor Delia. As soon as Mother
and Billy were safely out of sight, he darted quickiyiointo the house, up the
front stairs, and into his cunning little room. From his elephant bank
on the dresser, he quickly shook his two hoarded pennies, and after peep-
ing carefully around the open bed-room door, descended the stairs with
alacrity. He ran across the front lawn to the back-yard, and hesitatingly
but bravely peeped through the morning glories which covered the fence
Patty," he called.
f"Lo, Jimmy. Why, where are you, Jimmy ?" .
"Here," answered Jimmy, as he scrambled to the top of the fence.
what I got, Jimmy!" cried Patty excitedly, "aren't they
brought them last night."
rabbits!" exclaimed Jimmy disdainfully.
Jimmy Westcott don't you like rabbits?" 'cried Patty in-
don t! Say Patty fchangfing his towel look what I got!
Oh-h-h Jimmy. Patty drew in a deep breath.
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"Listen, Patty, let's get some-let's go--for a walk,', he finished
"Alright," she agreed, jumping up and down excitedly.
"Come on, then, let's hurry."
And Jimmy took her by the hand and together they scurried out
of the yard and down the street. In a few minutes they arrived at the
little grocery store where Jimmy was relieved of his precious savings and
received two red sticks of candy in return.
Then on they walked, the candy sticks in their mouths, both deli-
ciously happy and carefree. People who chanced to pass them, exclaimed
at the little blue-eyed maiden, with the yellow bobbing curls, and at the
sweet-faced chubby little escort by her side. And a sweet pair they made,
hand in hand.
Suddenly Jimmy snatched one of Patty's curls.
I "Gimme a curl, Patty," he boldly demanded.
You can t have anyj' graciously replied Patty.
"P-Patty, do you like-do you Z-love me, do you, Patty ?" was the
next sudden question.
"Cause I love y0u!" he blurted. Silence-
"Patty, will you gimme a kiss ?"
And after a second's pause, Patty's little rosebud lips met Jimmy's.
Then breathlessly, t'Patty, some day we're gonna marry each other,
aren't we ?"
"When we get real growed up, we will, alright," and then she
added: "Say, Jimmy, don't we have to have a ring or sumpin', Mary's
sister does, and I saw it. It's awfully perty."
"We ot to be 'ngaged, I guess, Patty,', said Jimmy, ruefully, "'fore
we can get married. 'N I don't know where to find a ring, either."
"I know! Make one out of clover blossoms!" shouted Patty
triumphantly. And so together they made the ring and made a wreath
for Patty's curls, besides.
By this time, the sun was scorching hot, and the little wayfarers
having suddenly discovered that they were tired, hot and thirsty, sat
down under the cool shade of an elm to rest. After a very few minutes
Patty, being only a very human little girl, said briefly: "I wanna go
home." And she looked as if she could burst into tears pretty easily
Jimmy was just a little boy, though, too.
So they started once more on their tired little legs this time for
home. But where was home? Where was home?
It was hours after lunch-time, on that pretty day in June when
Old Dooley, the policeman, fetched two very tired little wanderers to
their anxious homes. Yes-two hungry and tearful little wanderers, yet
both a bit gleeful, both a bit fascinated with the charm of their great
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HISTORY OF TI-IE CLASS OF '20
AST year's history closed with mention of the '201fjs. As was
prophesied they have succeeded in being represented on the
staff of officers of the Junior Class and, have proved an asset
rather than a liability. At the first meeting of the year, the
is ' following candidates were elected to office: Edward Mason,
presidentg Dorothy Whitaker, vice president, Ruth Gibson, secretaryg
Vera Kuebler, treasurer.
At the same meeting class dues were raised from fifty to seventy-
five cents a year per head. For this reason, so far as I can ascertain
from cross-questioning non-taxpayers the class pocketbook was not so
full as in previous years.
The Juniors decided to have a jolly Hallowe'en party, but October
'3Oth had come gone and was lost forever by the time the "flu" was over
On the fourteenth of November plans were discussed to raise
money for the United War Woik Campaign. In a meeting on the twenty-
first extra pledges were signed which amounted to twenty-five dollars.
The class determined not to lag behind in the race, with its contribution,
so with their usual enthusiastic willingness, the Juniors came out ahead,
with a total of three hundred fifty-five dollars. Thirty-three dollars of
this was raised by selling eats and snapshots. This again was more than
any other class raised otherwise than by pledges. Even if the United
War Workers do not happen to know that the efforts of this particular
class brought forth the most money, the Class of '20 is satisfied in believ-
ing that when they use those extra dollars, they will appreciate such
efforts whoever made them.
March the second the class was greatly shocked at the news of the
death of one of its best members Edwin Fletcher. Three days later the
Juniors attended his funeral in a body and thus expressed the sympathy
and honor due such a prominent fellow-student.
In deciding iust what sort of talent the class excels in, the task is
very hard because the Juniors are so good in everything. They have
taken about all the studies offered at Urbana, from Manual Training
below ground to sewing way up on the flag pole.
So many were overcome converted rather, by Miss McHarry's
encouraging eloquence last year that two English III classes instead of
one had to be incorporated to accommodate their overwhelming C?J num-
bers We hope that our precious English Magazines will be- a true in-
spiration to aspiring Freshmen and a lasting memorial to the ability of
the Juniors promising wits
In athletics this class nearly always has the biggest turnouts at
practices and the largest attendance at games. It has not won every game
played but it tried to play clean and square, remembering that "It's not
the fact that you re licked that counts, but how did you fight and why ?"
Dramatics calls for Juniors Half of the Literary Society play cast
was composed of such and the Geometry play needed Juniors to complete
it success The class responded gladly to all S. O. S. s for acting and in
the future it will give the class of '20 much pleasure to answer your
dramatic appeals as long as the stock lasts.
The Juniors have a Halfway-House-to-Songland in their generous
representation in the Girls Glee Club. fTweet, tweet.J The school
orchestra also is largely made up of musical celebrities from this class.
During the year some of the most promising Juniors have hustled
into the Senior stage and are now riding on to bigger things with that
coach as a brilliant light dimmed in a class so full of other lights, bored
also with interlopers who panted at their heels trying to catch up. You
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"third year is a charm," you know.
Reader, after scanning over these many talents-which are cur-
tailed in this sketch to save paper-can you put your finger on the fore-
most one? I fear not. The only way to classify the genius of this class
is for me to say modestly, "we lead in every line we carry," and then look
away, while you catch your breath.
Keep it up Juniors! Let us light anew the torch the Seniors have
glowing. We will make its flame burst higher and brighter than ever
before, and our last year will be one of glorious achievement after three
years of leadership.
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-'P' WARM July breeze blew lazily through a quiet little New
England village. Even the afternoon sun had seemed to catch
A H. A the languid air of the tiny town and shone half-heartedly down
?'?Nf1-P5 upon it as though from a matter of habit.
Fat old Mr. Rogers sat upon his shady porch, nursing
an unusually severe attack of gout in his foot. This foot was tied up
with numerous bandages and rested ,conspicuously on a chair. His
grumbled words and long-drawn groans, perhaps unnecessarily loud and
drawn out, were uttered at intervals to remind his long suffering wife
and neighbors that the pain in his foot had not yet diminished. Between
these outbursts, his restless, near-sighted eyes gaed ill-humoredly about
him, portraying the sour spirit within.
He had looked and looked again for some paper on his lawn, or
dirt on the spotless walk, or for anything about which he might complain:
until, about the fortieth time, his head began to nod and his eyes finally
Suddenly he awoke with a start what was that noise? It undoubt-
edly had come from the direction of his barn. What l-a chorus of
troubled barkings and mooings and unintelligible shoutings increased his
bewilderment. These suddenly ceased and the calm silence again feigned
in the listless town. He looked stupidly about him. The sun was shining
just the same-or had it grown a little brighter, perhaps in interest or
amusement over something that it saw? Then Mr. Rogers lay back again,
having reached the conclusion that he must have been dreaming, and
prepared to announce his sufferings to the public again. His deep breath
was checked, however, by the frantic mooings of his only cow, which he
had left in the barn lot. What could be the matter? Who .would dare to
still the sounds persisted and at last in desperation, he decided to find
out for himself what was bothering his cow, since his wife did not seem
to be doing it for him. An unusually loud note of protest from that
Creature made him carefully raise himself and hobble around the porch
toward the barn.
Suddenly the barn door flew open and out rushed a large, very
active creature followed by several furiously barking objects. Following
these, came two shouting figures, which suddenly stopped at sight of Mr
Rogers and quickly disappeared before his dim eyes had recognized them
Mr. Rogers watched the rapidly approaching group with astonishment
and then fear, until he became convinced that the cow had surely gone
mad and was coming to hurt him.
His wife and some of the neighbors rushed to the windows in time
to see a truly remarkable sight. Mr. Rogers, so terrified that he could
hardly see which way he was going, was tearing across the yard in front
of a frightened cow, which in turn was pursued by two tiny puppies. Mr
Rogers, glancing backward, saw that the distance between the approach
ing cow and himself was lessening, and redoubled his efforts. Forgotten
now were his gout, dignity and infirmities. His main object was to reach
a low tree a few yards distant. Gasping for breath, he gave a final effort
and, with a jump truly remarkable for such an old man, safely pulled
himself up on the lowest branch just as the frightened cow rushed past
and out of the gate, followed by the playful puppies
Not until they had disappeared in a cloud of dust far down the
road would Mr. Rogers consent to leave his perilous perch. Then with
great difficulty, he dragged himself to the house and threw himself on
the couch, so completely worn out by the excitement and the unusual
exercise that for once in his life he was speechless
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barn who were rocking back and forth and shouting with laughter. This
Was a far different and more exciting end of their game of circus than
they had anticipated. Although the hippopotamus and lion cubs had
escaped before they had given their performances, old man Rogers had
amply substituted and had surpassed their wildest dreams.
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WHY IS IT
Why is it the clouds come up,
And make the earth seem dark and gruff?
Why is it the rain comes down,
And gives new moisture to the ground?
WHY IS IT?
Why is it the clouds roll by,
And the sun comes out and clears the sky?
Why is it the rain drops flee
When followed by the breeze so free?
WHY IS IT?
Why is it the flowers bloom,
And make sweet fragrance where e'er strewn?
Why is it the birds do sing,
And add new peasure to the spring?
WHY IS IT?
Why is it that life comes in,
And the world is full of ruin and sin?
y Why is it that life ebbs away
V? V To the unknown place of a better day?
WHY IS IT?
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Crossed rivers wide, and wilderness vast,
Seen mountains high, Whose peaks are topped with snow
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Past green and ripened fields the train has run,
And deserts scorching 'neath the midday sun.
But now its wheels are still, its journey o'er,
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HISTORY OF TI-IE CLASS OP 1921
wg N the eight day of September, 1917, 121 boys and girls en-
tered the Urbana High School. One month later we assembled
Ssj lk-I ' the class membership to 151.
In October a class meeting was held for the purpose
of electing officers. The following were chosen:
Vice President-Marie Riordan.
Class Advisor-Miss Klineau. i
On the eighth of March a class meeting was held to select class
colors. Blue and gray soared high above thg others in the final votes.
The class of 21 soon proved to have in it good material for
'zthletics Charles Hendricks and Roy Miller played football on the first
team. We are also represented in track and baseball.
In the Annual Stunt Show the Freshmen put on a comedy. On
the committee were Dorothy Whitaker, Janet Kinley, Margaret Cavan-
augh Eugene Forker and Charles Reilly.
We returned to school in September, 1918, as Sophomores 125
strong to work for a successful year. On November the fourteenth, we
elected the following officers:
Vice President-Bessie Earnest.
and admitted the Class of 20W temporarily, thus increasing
Class Advisor-Miss Yoder.
This year we found that it was quite a struggle to meet the finan-
cial needs of the class, but in spite of that, the Sophomores contributed
very liberally toward the Liberty Loan, and toward the various war funds.
Those representing the class of '21 in the Minstrel Show given
February 14, were: Maurice Armorintrout, Paris Hotchkiss, Maurice
Evans, Edward Laflen and Vinal Smith.
On March 14, the Sophomores put on a very clever stunt called
"Graduation Night at Pumpkin Center" for the Annual Stunt Show. The
committee was composed of Roberta Moore, Eugene Forker, Edward
Laflen, Agnes Manning and Richard- Rielly.
Our class was well represented in the French Plays given at the
Literary Society Meetings and many of the girls were in the Girl's Chorus.
Harmon Hays brought honor to the class of 1921 by winning the
Miller Medal Contest
Thus we end our two successful years and here's hoping we shall
continue to make as good a record in the future.
MARIE A. RIORDAN.
When I awoke one lovely day,
Spring's breath was in the air.
White clouds were sailing in the sky
And green peeped everywhere.
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Reaching their twisted branches high
They ltouched the azure of the sky,
A robin sent her sweet, clear call
And sheltered in the cedar tall
A soft, sweet, vagrant spring breeze
Came rustling where I lay
And whispered through the arching t
The promise of a perfect day.
And now the birds are on the wing,
The blossoms on the spray.,-
The trees and lawns and hedges ring
With robin's music gay,-
And all our hearts are welcoming
The blossom time of May!
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The trees stood out against the blue.
They sparkled in the morning dew.
From the freshest of the foliage green'
Her new built nest was plainly seen.
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WHAT MARY DID
'HERE never-was such a wonderful locket, Mary was sure of
wonderful. She would hold it in her hands and feel its pearl
incrusted surface and pinch herself to make sure that she was
A ' 0-A not dreaming. But how did she come by this possession?
The tiny drousy village of La Rochelle found itself awakened and
in active life that first year of the war. Soldiers were constantly coming
and going for this was a supply station. Many officers came through
the village and became acquainted with the inhabitants.
Mary was returning from a ramble across the hills when rounding
a turn she come upon a man pinned down by a horse. She instantly
recognized him as Lieutenant F. His horse had stumbled and fallen. The
Lieutenant was unconscious when she reached him. She ran for help and
within an hour he was in one of Mistress Wyatt's beds. For three days
he stayed here with a sprained leg. On the fourth day he went limpingly
away only to come back in the evening with a gift for Mary. They had
become very good friends in the four days. The gift was a gold locket
with the initial "M" on the front in fine pearls. Mary's mother consented
after a little arguing to let Mary accept this gift and this was how she
came by this beautiful locket.
Into this town, soon, General Pershing was to come to meet Gen-
eral Foch. Mistress Wyatt and Mary were invited to go to a reception to
be given when they came. This was an event to look forward to and
Mary was very much excited about it. One Sunday morning Mary asked
permission to wear her locket to church. Her mother consented, telling
her not to think too much about it in church. At church an offering was
asked and one by one the people left their seats to deposit things on the
growing pile. This offering was for the suffering soldiers at the front.
Mary's mother took a brooch which her husband had given her before
he had gone to war and put it on the pile. This act decided Mary. She
took off her locket and took it although she did not want to.
That night Lieutenant F. received a letter from Mary. It ran thus:
To Lieutenant F.
It gives me payne to tell you that I parted with your most generous
gift. But it was a good cause and it was all I had to giv. But I beg you
to forgiv me as I only ask it in the name of our suffring soldyers.
Your sincere friend,
Mary Wyatt. n
The day of the great reception came, and Mary watched the review
of the troops in the afternoon and went to the reception in the evening.
During the reception Lieutenant F. came and asked to dance with her.
Everyone was watching the dance. It was a very pretty sight-the
French officer and the dainty little girl in a flowered dress, dancing to-
gether. As they finished, a burst of applause greeted them. Lieutenant
F. took her back to her mother. He told her that he honored the sacrifice
she had made and it was the kind of giving that would render the country
free and independent.
Mary was very silent on the way home. iHer mother thought her
asleep. But Mary was not sleepy. It had been a wonderful evening to
her and she was thinking about it. All of a sudden she pulled her mother's
head down to her, and, giving her a tender kiss, said: "You must tell
no one mother dear, especially Lieutenant F., but I would not exchange
this evening for twenty pearl seed-lockets.
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Western sky with streaks of gold
Across it stretched,
Which, reaching far,
Do seem to touch
Evening star to star
Swiftly the belts of yellow fade
And sink into the background deep
Until they're goneg
And through their death
Looms up the Moon, her stars thick sown
And floods the duskiness of night
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HISTORY OF TI-IE CLASS GF 722
if HE class entering Urbana High School in the -fall of nineteen
hundred eighteen has enrolled one hundred eighty-one pupils
of which one hundred five are girls and seventy-six are boys.
This class has for its officers: Byrns English, president,
Basil Brune treasurer and Catherine Barr, historian. The colors chosen
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for the class are old rose and gray.
During the United War Work Campaign the Freshmen opened
their pocketbooks to the extent of about one-fourth of the total quota.
The Freshmen showed much interest in the school athletics. As
the football season approached Omar Alman, William Schroyer, and Byrns
English were our players. Of these Byrns English will receive a "U" as
a player onthe first team. Byrns English also represented our class in
basketball. The boys chose a class basketball team of Kenneth Smith,
captain, Charles Webber, Proctor Wallace, Basil Brune and Stewart
Wright. Omar Alman ably represented our class on the track team. At
Jacksonville he ranked first in the shot put and second in the discus throw,
at Charleston second in both shot put and discus throw, and in the Illinois
lnterscholastic he ranked first in the shot put and second in the discus
The girls also were interested in athletics. They chose a basket-
ball team composed of Bernice Shaffer, captain, Violet Root, Esther Wil-
son, Louevan Foote, Ida Becker and Gladys Fiscus. The volley ball season
now opening shows the Freshmen to be interested in that game also.
A debating team consisting of Josephine Boner, George McCam-
mon and Basil Brune represented our class in the interclass debates..
At a class meeting a stunt show committee consisting of Stewart
Wright, chairman, Harriet Howe, Catherine Barr and Richard Blair, was
appointed. This committee immediately chose Miss Lowenstern as coach.
Then came the task of selecting a stunt. After much search and revising,
"The Family Albumf' was selected. This stunt proved an exception to all
rules, and for the first time in high school history the Freshmen were
given first place.
The class of '22 hopes to acquire many more honors during the
remaining years of our high school life.
, CATHERINE BARR.
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Now are light and shadow blended,
Evening winds are gently blowingg
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Blossom like the flowerlets brightg
And o'er all the peaceful hue,
Down through Heaven's darkening blue
Falls the summer moon's soft light,
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lt floats on evening's breath like song,
Falls on darkening trees and hills,
Lighting up the grassy rills.
Oh What charm, my heart's delight
Captor, sweet, My Lady Night.
.Q-Qjvaff p RS. Stenson was straightening the rooms, and had just sat
down to sew, when she noticed the postman closing the gate
Q Elise dear would you mind running down stairs and
bringing the mail to me, please?" called a tender voice to the
girl of seventeen in the adjoining room.
Yes in just a minute," was the reply.
It was but just a minute when she entered the room holding out
a letter towards her mother.
That is all there is today," she said as she turned to leave the room.
Mrs. Stenson opened the letter with a little anxious feeling, for
the postmark was that of a foreign city. As she read a strange look came
across her face and when she had finished her face was white and her
Oh! mother what is the matter," exclaimed Elise. Even against
the wish of Mrs. Stenson, she took the letter from her hands and read:
MRS J. N. STENSON
DEAR MADAM I
I find it necessary to write you to obtain information regarding
a matter which has been placed in my hands. It has come to our knowl-
edge that during the years 1917-18 you were doing Red Cross work in
France and that in June of the latter year, you found a neglected baby
girl near one of the ruined villages. Not being able to locate the child's
parents or friends you took her to your home in America. During these
years the family of this girl have searched for her, having never given
up hope that sometime she would be found. Within the last few days a
circumstance unexpectedly enabled us to identify, almost positively, the
child whom you took home with you, as the daughter of these parents.
To make this identification complete, it is necessary for you to give full
information concerning her age, general appearance, when found, and of
her life during the years she has lived with you. It will be of great ad-
vantage to you as well as to us if you will comply with this request.
R. S. GAILLARD.
"Oh! mamsie," cried Elise as she finished reading the letter, "does
this really mean my own father and mother?-" She checked herself
from saying more when she saw the face opposite, for Mrs. Stenson's
eyes were filling with tears. "Does it mean that maybe I must goi-
will have to leave you ?"
For a few minutes neither spoke, but later when they were more
able to discuss the matter, it was decided that it was best to answer the
During the days and months that followed, letters came and went.
It had been found that Elise was the lost daughter and also it had been
decided that she would make her trip to France to her own people early
in the spring. The last one or two months were very dear to Mrs. Sten-
son and also to Elise. It was hard to part, but each stood bravely and
not until the boat was far from the shore did Mrs. Stenson's spirit break
under the realization of the loss of the girl, who had been as a dear
daughter to her.
The next year was a lonely one for Mrs. Stenson and sometimes
she felt that she could not endure the separation. She felt very much
more the loss of her Elise than others realized. The following spring
brought a letter from France.
"I must see her, I must go," said Mrs. Stenson to herself, "but,'
she hesitated, "can I leave here ?"
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Go why of course you shall go,', they told her and she did go.
Four weeks from that day found her in the arms of Elise.
5 Q- She can t do very much and it makes it rather hard as you know."
Mrs. Stenson soon saw that Elise's mother was not well and had
learned from both of them, Elise and her mother, that she had not been
xx ell since the war. The shock of the war and the loss of her little girl
was more than she could bear, and with the passing of the years, her
She grew weaker and weaker and one day she told them all goodbye.
I m happy now she said softly, "I-found my-little girl."
Elise looked down upon her with tearful eyes, but at the same
time slipped her arm around Mrs. Stenson, and whispered: "I must
give up mother but another has come to take her place."
SARAH MARIE BEVIS.
'Tm so happy," Elise cried, "and if only mother was not so poor-
health had begun to fail.
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THE LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY
ITERARY and Debating Society of 1918-19 has been a
decisive factor in keeping the spirit of Urbana High School
alive. At the beginning of the first semester there was much
interest shown in ticket selling and 133 were sold.
ight' The officers elected at the close of last year were:
Kenneth McCracken, president, Margaret Schieb, vice president, Dorothy
Palmer, secretary: Andrew Barr, treasurer, and Harold Lumsden,
sergeant-at-arms. Owing to the resignation of Kenneth McCracken,
Margaret Schieb became president and Charles Ammerman, vice president.
During the year nine regular meetings were held, in addition to
interclass debates and the oratorical contest. Great enthusiasm was
manifested in all.
First came the Junior-Senior Debate, December 6, the subject
being, "Resolved: That the United States government shall institute a
system of military training." The affirmative was defended by the
Seniors, Virgil English, Fannie Scott and Woody Thompson, while the
negative was upheld by the Juniors, Otto Lessing, Lawrence Bowditch
and Charles Noyes. The judges, Mrs. Frailey, Mr. Finfrock and Mr.
Britt decided in favor of the negative.
Next was the Freshman-Sophomore debate on January 10 at which
time the Sophomores, Maurice Evans, Bessie Ernest and Harman Hayes
spoke for the affirmative and the Freshman, Josephine Boner, Basil Broon
and George McCammon for the negative on the question, "Resolved:
That the employers of labor should be compelled to adopt the principle
of closed shop." The judges, Miss McHarry, Miss Honey and Miss Hos-
kins decided in favor of the affirmative.
The two winning teams, Sophomores and Juniors, were to have
held their debate January 24, but owing to the failure of the Sophomores
to appear, the debate was forfeited to the Juniors
An attempt was made to have the yearly triangular debate between
Decatur, Danville and Urbana, but due to existing circumstances, the
attempt proved to be useless.
Finally, a dual debate was arranged between Danville and Urbana
The teams met on April 18, the subject being, "Resolved: That the United
States government should continue the control of railroads five years
The affirmative team, Charles Noyes, Harmon Hayes and Virgil English
debated at home, while the negative, Herbert Harmison, Harold Lumsden
and Wloody Thompson went to Danville. The Urbana teams were defeated
at bot places.
On December 20, the Society held a dramatic program in the High
School auditorium which was free to the public. The first part of the
program was given in French. The last part consisted of a play by John
Kendrick Bangs entitled, "A Proposal Under Difficulties
On April 4, our attention was turned to Oratory. The Miller Medal
Contest was held at this time, nine students taking part. The Judges
Illlflrs. Fratilley, Mr. Maguire alid Di. Hunter gave first place to Harman
ayes an second p ace to Eve yn dams.
We were represented at the Charleston Oratorical Meet, May 10
by Frank Hutchins in the Dramatic Section, Charles Noyes in Modern
Poetry and Harmon Hayes in Oratory. All were chosen to take part in
'ijhe final contest and Charles Noyes received the gold medal in Modern
The social side was not neglected. Three parties were held, two
for mdembeors of the society and the other was an all-school party. All
prove to e great successes.
The election of officers for the coming year took place May 8
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DOROTHY PALMER, '20.
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. I-Y is a newly organized club of our High School. W ic
QA! f is affiliated with the Young Men s Christian Association. .lt
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tain and extend throughout the High School the highest
standards of Christian living. To further this end it meets
once a week at the High School, some phase of the Christian principles
is treated. Also a discussion leader, Mr. Porter, of the University, takes
charge of our discussions. At times the club has had men from the
University, from the Y. M. C. A., and from town to speak to us. As a
young organization the club has felt that a lively interest has been taken
in it by the High School boys in general. The club is open to anyone who
wishes to join, except Freshmen, who nevertheless are admitted to meet-
ings, and notwithstanding we had a wide membership among the boys
this last semester. Q
The club has had as a part of its meetings what is termed "bean
suppersf' They have been a good drawing card, and usually an average
attendance of about thirty people out. Very good speakers for the occa-
sion have always been secured.
The club has been instrumental in securing the speakers of a
basketball assembly. Mr. Huff and Mr. Borton, University cheer leader,
"Dad" Elliott to lead a three "C" campaigng Lieut. W. C. Brooks to talk
about the warg Captain McKendrick, Canadian officer to speak, and the
Hi-Y officers had charge of a father and son banquet.
The three "C" campaign led by "Dad" Elliott was a big success.
In this campaign for clean speech, clean living, and clean athletics on
April 21, 22, and about 153 high school boys out of a possible 200 were
the signers of the pledge to live a better Christian life. It is hoped that
the campaign can be repeated next year, as it did much good to the boys
and girls of our high school.
The father and son banquet held on February 17, 1919 was a ,con-
tinuation of the plan started last year for closer relation between father
and son. At this banquet we had ninety-four plates reserved and Rev.
Frank D. Adams spoke for us. He had a fine talk and this did much to
help the Hi-Y along.
The history of the officers for the past year has been one of con-
tinued change. To begin with the officers were Kenneth McCracken,
president, Clarence Smith, vice presidentg Homer Greer, secretary, and
Harold Lumsden, treasurer. McCracken moved away. This left the
presidency vacant. McCracken was expected to return the second semester
so no president was elected. Harold Lumsden was elected vice president.
To succeed him as treasurer, Maurice Evans was elected. Thus it stood
until April of this year, when McCracken did not return. It was then
deemed advisable that a president for the remaining part of the semester
be elected. So Curtis Mumford was elected to fill out the year as presi-
dent and as such he has done fine work. To Harold Lumsden goes the
iecognition of having been the factor in keeping the club going this year.
It was only by his untirmg efforts that the club is firmly established.
The officers have co operated heartily in carrying out their duties and to
them the school owes their gratitude for the Hi-Y club being as strong
We are looking forward to a big year next year and with the new
officers having a good start it is certain that the club will surpass its
record of this year
WooDY THOMSON, '19.
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H Lil organization to add an interest in French. Much enthusiasm
ig iih beginning of the first semester, but not until the second
' Q semester did the club really become organized.
The club has three divisions with three French instructors as
advisors. The colors chosen were red, white and blue. Each division has
its motto and name. Miss Irwin's group chose: "La Camaraderieu for
its name and "Vouloir C'est Pouvoir" as their motto. Miss Lewis' group
calls themselves "Les Enfants de Tri Couleur" and "Le Cercle de La
Fayette" is the name of Miss Gaynor's division.
The whole club meets once every month in a joint meeting with
Byrns English as president, and Margaret Scheib as secretary. The vice
presidents, Cecil Linicome, Robert Woolbert and Mary Mumford have
done much for the uplift of the society and deserve much credit.
The club has not only had its meetings for the members of the
society, but has also given an interesting entertainment for the public.
A play called "Noel Rose" was given which was enjoyed by all. Two very
pretty folk dances and a very clever little playette were given under the
auspices of Miss Lewis. Another very pretty folk dance and several
recitations, which were well given, completed the program.
The last meeting of the club for the year was held on May 21.
Miss Irwin's division furnished the program and the play which was
given was unusually successful.
Owing to the absence of the president, Byrns English, not as much
work has been accomplished as was expected, but on the whole the club
has done excellent work considering that this was the first year of its
existence. It is very likely that the club will become a permanent organi-
zation and the members are looking forward to great advancements in
fx ' lfgig was aroused in the organization of this club shortly after the
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F all of the girls of the Glee Club could express their opinions
kylie as to the amount of real fun that they have had during this
r ld ll that they have had at least if not
more than in previous years. uc wor
fe plished at our meetings, in spite of the fact that good times
have been a popular issue. With Miss Morrow's able help and training,
many difficult selections have been learned.
Several of these were given at the meetings of the Literary Society
and also at all-school assemblies. The Club was also highly honored by
being asked to partake in the Fourth Liberty Loan Campaign at the Uni-
xersity auditorium at which patriotic songs were sung.
A party which was given at the High School in the spring, was
one of the interesting features of the year. A delightful luncheon was
served in the cafeteria, which was very prettily decorated. Dancing and
games furnished amusements for the latter part of the evening.
No operetta was given this year owing to the changed conditions
caused by the war and the Spanish influenza, but the girls have displayed
exceptional talent as was shown in the selections which were sung be-
tween acts at the Senior Play.
Those who vsill return to High School again are looking forward
to the Glee Club of next year with great hopes and ambitionsg while those
who will not return, feel as though they have received so much food from
the club that their time has been put to a great advantage.
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HERBERT A. HARMISON
Assistant Editor mg E B VIRGIL ENGLISH
Business M anager
Assistant Business Manager '
ANDREW BARR, JR.
Assistant Circulation Manager FANNIE SCOTT Qi
Literary Editor I
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'jar HE Urbana High School debating teams gave their big debates
later this year than usual, owing to the fact that the debates
had to be postponed. Urbana High has been proud of her
debaters this year, and it was with great pride and confidence
g'55'J"s'3A' that she sent her negative team to Danville and kept her af-
firmative at home to debate the question, "Resolved: That the govern-
ment should continue to operate the railroads for a period of five years."
The negative team, which went to Danville, was composed of Herbert
Harmison, Harold Lumsden and Woody Thompson. The affirmative team
consisted of Charles Noyes, Harmon Hayes and Virgil English. Although
the decisions of the judges were two to one in favor of both Danville
teams, we are proud of our boys and their ability as debaters. They cer-
tainly had their material well in hand, were interested in their subject
and delivered their speeches only as orators could. Mr. G. V. Knight of
the University of Illinois coached the teams.
Affirmative Coach Negative
jg' HE dramatics of the year have suffered on account of the war.
The expense was such that it was deemed adviseable not to have very much along the lines of dramatics. But even at
that, we have been very fortunate, for we have had among our
A N 5v"e'3"5' larger productions a literary play, a Stunt Show, and a Senior '
Play and already our dramatics show signs of reawakening.
Our school work was broken into in October and December on
account of the influenza epidemic. This was, in a large measure, the
cause of our delay in dramatics. Finally, Miss Ricketts, literary critic
at that time, conceived the idea of having a play for the last meeting of
the Literary Society before the Christmas vacation. So a play entitled
"A Proposal Under Difficulties" by John Hendrick Bangs was presented lg
at that meeting on December 21, 1919. It was given in good style for .
amateurs. Dorothy Palmer, as the Irish maid, played exceptionally well
and was the star of the cast. Dorothy Howe, as the lady in question, also '
carried her part well. The two boys that completed the cast were Harold
Lumsden and Woody Thompson.
Along with this play, the French sections of Miss Gaynor, Miss
Lewis and Miss Irwin each gave a short act. These were very well pre- 5
sented and the coaches deserved much credit for their success. Although
these acts were spoken entirely in French, they were easily understood for
"actions speak louder than words." The United or Allied program as it
was called was favorably received, and was a very appropriate close of
school before the Christmas holidays. '
Following the re-opening of school in January, rumblings of a
Stunt Show were heard afar off at times, and they finally materialized
on March 14, 1919. There was presented on that evening four individual
acts, each by a class in high school. The show was unusually clever and
was beyond the expectations of the most optimistic students. The judges
by a vote of four to one gave the decision to the Freshmen, the first
Freshmen class to ever win the Stunt Show. Their act was entitled, "The
Family Albumi' and was the most entertaining stunt of the evening. Much
credit goes to Miss Lowenstern, their coach, and to Stewart Wright, the
Stunt Show committee chairman. Q
Although the Senior act, entitled, "A Court Scene" was cleverly
produced and offered much amusement, it received only one vote. The
work of the coach, Miss Ricketts and Virgil English, Stunt Show commit-
tee chairman, deserved much praise. The playing of Herbert Harmison
in the role of a young boy was by far the most entertaining and cleverest
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The Junior act was "Have Faith, Take Chocolate Water, Be Cured,"
coached by Miss Price and the Sophomore stunt was a "Graduation Night
Out at Pumpkin Center," coached by Miss Lewis.
Following this on next Friday evening, the Girl Scouts gave an
interesting entertainment in the auditorium entitled, "Breezy Point."
Several of the High School girls displayed coming dramatic talent.
About the time of the Stunt Show a curious quilt, hung in the upper
hall attracted our notice. Later on our curiosity was satisfied, the quilt
was made by the Geometry classes. They gave a play entitled, "Scenes in
a Union Depot at which time the quilt was auctioned. The play was a
success furnishing amusement to all present.
Our all-school party had as one of its stunts a "moving picturef'
'lhe Scenerio was written by Grace Needham, '20, and coached by Miss
McClurg. The cast appeared in shadow upon a screen and furnished
imusement for all.
The dramatics of the year came to a close on May 29 with the
the dramatic spirit of the U. H. S. was yet alive and that the class of '19
had among its members, actors of remarkable talent. The title is a very
appropriate one for the acting of Helen McGeehee as "Peggy" kept Virgil
Fnglish as Jimmy Keppel" continually moving to stay apace of her "all-
of-a-suddenness. Not only was Jimmy affected by her suddenness, but
the staid Lady Crackenthorpen played by Pauline Greenlaw, and "Major
Archie Phipps her brother, who was no more than our illustrious Her-
bert Harmison spent most of their time in planning how to keep her from
doing what they thought disastrous to them. This disaster, so to speak,
that they wished to avoid was the prevention of Peggy's marrying their
brother Anthony Lord Crackenthorpej' or whom we know as the in-
imicable Reginald Flom. As it was, it turned out that Anthony married
Peggy's mother, "Mrs. O'Mara," played by our amateur Nelle Eiklor.
Of the whole family, "Millicent', in the person of Katharine Rielly was
the only friend Jimmy had in the plot, and she played her part well. Mrs.
Colquhoun, played by Dorothy Howe, gave variety to the act through the
excellent display of her elegant costume and "superbly languid" manner.
Another actor, Everett Foltz, as "Jack Menzies," served as a most useful
and confidential friend that Jimmy had outside of the family. And last
but not least, were the most humorous characters of all the two servants
Senior play, "All-of-a-Sudden Peggy." This proved beyond a doubt that
latter by Charles Noyes. They were typical representative servants of
the calm, steady, slow-going English type. The credit for the business
end of the play goes to Andrew Barr, the most efficient business man of
the Senior class, and only through the untiring efforts of Leland Goben
did we have our stage management and equipment down to the finest
point. And now the story would be unfinished if the coach the most
untiring worker of all were forgotten. Miss McHarry put in more than
a month's hard work in coaching the play, and it is only just that a part
of the recognition for the successful presentation of the play should go
Thus our task is done. The class of '19 has run its race in High
School. We pass to the next class our most sincere wishes that they may
have in the following year the best dramatic season that has ever been
seen in Urbana High School. So the curtain falls, we go out to our vaca-
tion-and the world.
"Parker" and "Lucas.', The first was played by Elmer Burke, and the INi11fityl
74'-asf. N September 12 a call was made
for football candidates. The
following old men responded:
Capt. Lewis, Blue, Hendricks,
Carman, Blair and Miller.
The following new men soon showed foot-
ball ability: English, Forker, Stockwill,
Schuster and Harmison. The first few
weeks were spent in light practice and in
polishing off the rough edges.
On October 5 we journeyed to
Danville to play our first game. The trip
was made early in the morning and the
game started at ten o'clock. The Dan-
ville men were much heavier than our
men, but by clever team work and heady
playing we were able to hold them to a
6 to 6 score. When the final whistle blew
we were only four yards from their goal.
The following men played the first game:
Blue, Blair, Carman, Forker, Miller, Har-
mison, Schuster, Wright, Ammerman,
English, Hendricks and Capt. Lewis.
The next week was spent in hard
practice in preparation for the game with
Springfield to be played at that place. In the middle of the week our
coach was drafted for the army but the school board was very fortunate
in obtaining the assistance of lVIr Breckinridge, an employe of the Thrope
Ammerman garage Breck as he called by all the players, put the men
in condition for the game The trip, a very long and tiresome journey,
was made over the Wabash Springfield had been rated a strong con-
tender for state championship and our players thought that they would
have little chance of winning The game started with Urbana receiving
the ball and in only a few minutes we scored a touchdown. The game
proved to be one of the fastest high school games played during the season,
and when the final whistle blew Urbana was victor by a score of 19 to 10.
Lewis was the star player for Urbana, while Sternaman of the Spring-
field team was their main star scoring all ten of their points and being in
every play possible
The next game was played at Mattoon with the Mattoon High
School team after a month s vacation because of the influenza quarantine.
During this vacation two of our games, one with Peoria and one with
Tuscola had to be cancelled We did not have any practice, and by the
time school reopened it was iust like starting at the first of the season.
However on November 9 we arose at 4 a. m. and caught the 4:30 train
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and 2:30 p. m. we had a very lonesome wait.
The game was played at the old Fair Grounds southeast of town
before a large crowd of rooters. As in recent years, Mattoon proved to
be our jinx and the score at the end of the game was 6 to 6. Captain
Lewis proved to be the star of the game, always gaining ground and giving
splendid interference. Just before the final whistle blew he caught a
forward pass and had raced 50 yards when he stumbled and fell just two
yards from Mattoon's goal. A
The next week was spent in hard practice in preparation for the
Decatur game. The trip was made on November 6 in a drizzly rain which
started before we left Champaign and continued after we arrived in
Decatur. The game was played on Milliken Field. It was very muddy
and in some places pools of water were in sight. The Decatur team was
very large and much heavier than our team, but they lacked the spirit
which had been driven into our men by the Coach. The game was very
slow because of the mud, and at the close we had the heavy end of the
score, 9 to 0. This was true in more ways than one for each player had
to carry home a suitcase which had increased in weight about fifteen
pounds because of the mud picked up from the field.
The following week and a half was spent in earnest practice in
preparation for the annual.Thanksgiving game with our rivals across the
border. For the past two years Champaign had not lost a game and we
thought it was up to us to be the first team to administer defeat to them.
The night before the game a steady rain fell,i and all the next day
the sky was cloudy with a very strong wind blowing from the southwest.
This did not dampen the spirits of the rival teams however. The game
was called and Urbana received the kick at the west end of the field, but
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on the first play the unexpected happened, the ball was fumbled and a
Champaign man recovered it. This placed Champaign in scoring distance
and on a few plays Temple scored the first touchdown, Meyers kicking
goal. After this score Urbana seemed to lose its pep and Champaign
scored at will the first half, which ended in ascore of 20 to 0. The third
quarter just added thirteen more points to their score, making a final
score of 33 to 0. In this quarter Lewis broke away for a neat run but
was tackled on the sidelines. He was thrown against the benches and
suffered a cut in his neck. During the fourth quarter Urbana fought a
real game and held Champaign scoreless. The game ended with the ball
in our possession in the center of the field. Majors was the star of the
Champaign team, always running back punts for long gains. By using
the famous Illinois shift, Meyers made many long runs around our ends.
They were very successful with the forward pass, making three of their
touchdowns in this manner. Capt. Lewis was the star of Urbana, making
first down the only two times that it was made by us.
During the season the following men earned their letters:
Miller, center, Blue, right guard, Garman, right tackle, Schuster,
right end, Blair, left guard, Forker, left tackle, Stockwill, left end,
Wright, quarterback, English, left halfback, Hendricks, right halfback,
Capt. Lewis, fullback, Harmison, tackle.
Champaign's Line-up-Tucker, center, Gamble right guard, Bur-
nett, right tackle, Capt. Lang, right end, Bash, left guard, Brownell, left
tackle, Michaels, left end, Majors, quarterback, Myers, right halfback,
Frakes, fullback, Temple left halfback.
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gymnasium, a basketball team
JWl?gl:Pk?ff was organized with Mr. Mc-
Dougal, the manual training
U-'Divot' teacher, as coach. Mr. Mc-
Dougle won his letter at Wisconsin Uni-
versity, playing guard while there. The
previous years he had been coach at
University High, Normal. When the call
was made for candidates the following ex-
perienced men responded: Earl Fiscus
who had played standing guard for three
years at Muncie, Joseph Graham, a player
from Danville, Homer Garrison, a center
of high calibre from Pearl High School.
The following new men responded: Gar-
man, Cottrell, Wright, English, Harmison,
Mumford and Greer. During the first
few weeks some practice games were
played with a team from Champaign.
Although we were always beaten the boys
showed much improvement from game to
COACH MCDOUGLE The first game of the season was
played with Champaign at their school on
January 10. The Champaign team was the same team that had won their
district tournament the previous year, and as this was the first game of
basketball for most of our men, we were not expected to win. We scored
the first points of the game, but as it progressed, their experience began
to tell and our lead was soon overcome. When the final whistle blew the
score stood 29 to 14 in favor of our old time rivals.
On January 24 and 25 we played two games, Mattoon and Decatur.
On Friday, January 24 we played Mattoon on our own floor and beat them
18 to 14. The second team started this game and played just as high a
standard of basketball as the first team. The first team men played the
The next day the team journeyed to Decatur where we met our
Waterloo by the score of 48 to 10. Decatur had a large school and a large
crowd of rooters, but a small gymnasium. The east goal was fastened to
the wall, and they played billiards off the wall without counting the ball
outside. Between halves of the games a ukelele club consisting of twenty
girls came out on the floor and played very pretty music to help entertain
The next two weeks were spent in hard practice with the second
team in preparation for the return game with Champaign played in our
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gymnasium. The seating capacity was not large, but every seat was
filled, Champaign having as large a crowd as Urbana. The game was
very fast and exciting with Champaign winning by the score of 22 to 4.
Champaign used an almost perfect defense, Urbana making only one
basket each half.
The next game was played at Mattoon against the Mattoon High
School team. Their court was much smaller than ours, consequently the
first quarter went pretty much in their favor. ,But after the first quarter,
the team work of our men and the guarding by Fiscus and Garman soon
enabled us to gain the lead which we kept until the game was over. The
final score was 21 to 14.
The week end of February 21st and 22nd proved to be a very good
one, as we won over Onarga on Friday and were beaten by Decatur on
Saturday. We journeyed to Onarga Friday afternoon, after waiting one
hour and a half for our train. At the Onarga station we found a crowd
of rooters yelling for our team and their own. The Onarga team had not
been beaten on their own floor during the year and the rooters doubted
if we could do it, but soon after the game started we gained a lead of six
points which we doubled in the second half, making the final score 24-12
in our favor. Our guarding in this game proved a severe stumbling block
to Onarga as all of her baskets were made from long shots. Not once did
the ball ever get near the Urbana goal.
On the following day Decatur came up from her return game. It
snowed all day and made walking very bad so the best game of the season
drew only enough money to pay the officials. This game was by all means
the most exciting game of the season, although Decatur won by a score of
33 to 15. The team played everything that they knew but the three years
experience of the Decatur men proved a great help in their winning. Sev-
eral times during the game we came within a basket of tying the score
only to have Bowman Decatur's star forward, cage a couple of baskets
from the center of the floor and increase the lead of his team. In this
game the playing of Garman of Urbana was very good. He covered the
floor and whenever he got hold of the ball with a Decatur man, the De-
catur man generally lit on the floor without the ball. Fiscus and Graham
also played a very good game. The next week we were entered in the
distiict tournament at Champaign, our first game being with Sidell on
Triday evening at 8 o clock. There was not much competition for us as
we won by a score of 39 to 4. Our opponents did not make a field goal,
scoring all their points on free throws.
By beating Sidell we won the right to play Momence Saturday
Champaign had won both of her games, therefore we were to play
but we won by a score of 22 to 12.
morning at 10:30. Th.s game was somewhat harder than the Sidell game,
them in the afternoon at 3:30. Most of our men not being accustomed to
the power of endurance that it takes to play three games in two days,
were rather tired, and knew that we did not have much chance to win.
We had only a few rooters from school against the entire town of Cham-
paign, and that was discouraging to us. 'The first half was fast, but the
strain of the other games soon began to tell, and the last half was not very
exciting. Champaign won by a score of 40 to 15, giving us our third de-
feat at their hands. Kankakee defeated Gibson City in the afternoon and
they and Champaign played for first place in the evening. Champaign
won with a score of 37 to 12.
The following is a record of the men who earned their letters:
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Capt. Graham 41 5
Cottrell 16 6
Garman 1 1 8
Garrison 35 1 1
Fiscus 6 5
Mumford 2 2
White 2 6
Greer 4 2
The season developed some good men who at the start did not
know the principles of the game. Garrison, the center, played a consistent
game through the whole season. Capt. Graham was a forward that not
man guards stopped. They might stop one hand, but the other worked
just as well. Cottrell was one of the biggest little men ever seen in the
high school games this season He had a fighting spirit that many a
guard will remember Garman was the best fighting guard in this dis-
trict He covered the flooi well and also had time to shoot at baskets
Fiscus was the standing guard who could hit the basket. He will
be remembered as one of the players that scored two of our four points
in the Champaign game Wright, after winning a place on the squad,
had to retire because of an infection which he contracted from his gym
clothes English a very fast guard, had to quit because of the eligibility
rule Greer Mumford and White proved that they were as good as any
of the men on the team They could be substituted and the team would
work iust as well
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Much credit should be given to Mr. McDougal, our coach. He was
an ideal man, always working hard to improve the team, and always being
a proper man to accompany them on trips.
The first season of basketball was completed with a percentage of
.584, and with Cottrell, Garrison and Greer back next year the school
should be represented in the State Tournament. -
MMEDIATELY following the basketball season, Miss Lowen-
Jfidfav stern organized a girls' tournament between the different
classes. Each class played three games with the othersg and
at the end, the winning teams were picked by Miss Lowenstern.
As the tournament progressed, the interest grew, and near the
end the gymnasium was packed with rooters, yelling for their favorite
The Seniors won the tournament, with the Juniors second, Sopho-
mores third and Freshmen fourth. The girls took much interest in these
games, and it was no common sight to see girls with black eyes and swollen
noses, running around the halls. It is hoped by the girls that in a few
years that inter-school athletics will be taken up by them on the same
basis as athletics for the boys.
The boys of the different classes organized teams, and games were
played for class championship. Games were played every Friday evening,
and as these progressed the best of the class players were given trials on
the varsity teams. The games between the Seniors and Juniors were the
most interesting, these being nearer the same size than the others. The
Sophomores and Freshmen played high class basketball, considering the
size of the players. The Seniors carried off the honors, with the Juniors
second, the Sophomores third and the Freshmen fourth. These class
games will give the underclassmen good experience for next year's varsity
. 'T ITH the coming of spring our spring athletes began to limber
, W themselves up and to begin practice in earnest for our track
5 ia- meets The first meet of the year was held on Illinois field
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W Q by an overwhelming score, our men were not discouraged
and the next week two of our men represented us at the annual meet held
at Jacksonville. These two men, Lyons and Allman, each made eight
points, which put us in fourth place. The following day they came back
to Charleston where Allman made four points and Lyons three. Cham-
paign won both of these meets by large scores. The next week was the
annual meet held at Illinois open to all high schools in the state. In this
meet Allman made eight points and Lyons sixg this number of points tied
us for fifth place with Champaign. The following men earned "U" by
winning five points in a dual meet: Allman, Lyons, Mclnnes and Harmi-
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a higher pitch this year than
in former years, and a team
was organized to represent the
Ai QGTJJA' school. Mr. Courtright was
appointed coach and through his efforts
games were played with nearby towns.
The first game was played with
Rantoul at that place. This game resulted
in a victory for our team by a score of 13
to 4. The team played good ball, and at
all times gave the pitcher the best of sup-
The next game was played at Pax-
ton with that school and we were defeated
by a score of 5 to 4. The game went eleven
innings, Paxton scoring the winning run
on a passed ball. This game was the best
of the season, and our team played better
ball, but the luck was against them. Re-
turn games are to be played with these
COACH COURTRIGHT two schools and the team expects to defeat
them by larger scores than in the games played at their towns.
For the past few years the need of an Athetic Association has been
felt among the student body, and just after the football season a meeting
was called and the following officers were elected:
Charles Ammerman, presidentg Orville Lewis, vice president,
Byrns English, treasurer, and Herbert Harmison, secretary.
h Although officers were elected and a Constitution drawn up, no
meetings have been held and no memberships taken. Athletics at this
High School will never progress to any great stage until the student body
and faculty get behind this association and put it on its feet.
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' i POEMS
Football is a game of eleven,
Baseball is a game of nine,
Hockey is a game of seven,
But fussing is a game of mine.
There was a young man named Ted,
5 Who kissed his girl on the eye-lid
Said the girl to the lad:
"Your aim is quite bad,
Let's practice awhile,"-and they did
A Senior let out a deep groan
It was "Mike" he tried to "bone,"
But now he's asleep
In a grave ten feet deep.
MORAL-If you want to "bone" Mike
be prepared for a hike.
Mary had a little lamb,-
You've heard that before,
But then she passed her plate
l ' And had a little more.
' What is love?
A little sighing,
A little crying,
And lots of lying!
i t Love me little,
' Love me wellg
If love is heaven,
! Marriage is h .............
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I came, I saw, I pressed her hand!
I begged her for a kiss
She blushed, looked down, I stole the prize
It was a dream of bliss. A
I've awakened from my dream since then,
That kiss has cost me dearg
I'm paying alimony now
For it, twelve times a year.
A DREAM OF SHAKESPEARE
"To be, or not to be, that is the question 1"
Like Hamlet, I once made suggestion.
As out I walked, I met a dog
And-raised my arm to strike itg
When I heard a voice exclaiming "Hold"
I answered "As You Like It."
As on I walked a loving pair I metg
, I soon discovered it was "Romeo and Juliet"
l "Two gentlemen of Verone' while dressed in their best
Caught a good drenching while out in a "Tempest"
They sat by the fire, 'hung their coats on a nail,
While I related to them "A Winter's Tale."
They stayed until the "Twelfth Night."
Until the storm had ceased its terrors
i t They made "Much Ado About Nothing"
Which proved "A Comedy of Errors"
Then came "Othello" and "Iago" too,
Which brought to my mind the "Taming of the Shrew"
Like "Richard the Third" I awoke
And strange everything did seem,
At last I realized my situation
- It was only "A Mid-Summer's Night Dream."
, Both he and she sat under a chestnut tree,
g Eating peanuts both he and she.
First he kissed her and then caressed her,
5 And the tree fell down and broke her chest-protector.
The girl was young and very homely
Her feet took up an awful space
Her father let her out one Sunday
She broke the Sabbath with her face.
You may laugh and you may grin
But if you sit on the end of a pin,
I'll bet ten dollars you'll get up again.
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A GOBS LIFE V
No more ham or eggs for breakfast,
When the bugle blows for chow
No more apple pies or dumplings,
For we are in the Navy now.
And they feed us beans for breakfast,
And at noon we get them too,
And at night they fill us up with good
Old Navy stew.
No more fizz or beer or highballs,
When we get an awful thirst,
If you're thinking of enlisting,
Best get use to water first.
For the lid will be tight in U. S. A.
And the drilling makes you warm,
But you can't cool off on liquor,
Cause you wear the uniform.
No more shirts of silk or linen,
For we all wear O. D. stuff,
No more night shirts or pajamas,
For our pants are good enough.
No more feather ticks or pillows
But we're glad to thank the Lord,
That we got a hammock and blankets,
When we might just have a board.
But by jinks we licked the Kaiser,
For the regulars taught us how,
And, for Him, he's the reason why,
I am in the Navy now.
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PRE-HOOVER DAYS IN ENGLAND
Please don t buy sugar! Leave it to the poor
It only tends to make things sweet and messy
There was none in the days of Agincourt
Potatoes too! Why do you fondly yearn
For things which come to table hard or sodden?
They didnt have them at the time of Bannockburn
Look to our dust bins! and avoid the trick
Of senseless prodigalities and Wastings,
Think how they lived in One, O, double six .
Surely the Ancients had not the monopoly
Of self-restraint? You, too, can play the man, eh?
They simply did without things at Thermopylae
A And Canne!
-THE PASSING SHOW.
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IN A NUTSHELL
i At a teachers' institute in an Eastern city a speaker said that, in
, his opinion, "the trouble with the public school system of today is: The
teachers are afraid of the principals, the principals are afraid of the
. superintendent, he is afraid of the school committee, they are afraid of
the parents, the parents are afraid of the children, and the children are
E afraid of nobody!"
NONSENSE fTo the time of Irelfmrly
Sure a little bit of nonsense
Came into my brain one day, I
Though if I really have one
It sure is hard to sayg
But when I found it waiting
Sure I thought I'd be real kind
And transfer it directly
To the paper from my mind.
So I fixed it up like poetry
Just the way the poets do,
And I tried to use good English,
'Cause my teacher told me to.
And when I had it finished
Sure it looked so fine and grand
I thought I'd try to sing it, to the tune of Ireland.
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HEARD IN THE CLASS ROOM
C MISS HOSKINS- What was one of the great compromises of the
LESTER DAVIES- Three negroes equal five blacks."
MISS HONEY- Leonard what are you doing this afternoon ?"
LEONARD HANK-'KN0tl'1ll'1g', why, do you want to go to the movies ?"
TOM GARMAN-gswhat is your daily income ?"
HENDRICK BODE-"Oh, about twelve o'clock."
EARL FISCUS-"DO you carry garbage?"
DRIVER OF WAGON-IKYBS, hop in."
FRESHMAN fCo1ning into Physics classj-"Say, Mr. McDougle, Mr.
Courtright wants some spotted ink to make dotted lines with, and a pair
of sky hooks."
E CURTIS MUMFORD Un American Historyj-"Then the Knight ran
through him with a sword in his hand."
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MISS MCHARRY-iKTh3t isn't poetryg that's merely an escape of
LEROY BUCKINGHAM-"Ah! Something is undoubtedly the matter
with the meter."
CLARENCE SMITH-"I want a belt."
I CLERK-'KHOW long do you want it."
C. S.-"C'mon I'm going to buy it, cashf'
MISS MCCLURG-"Can you name a substance which is solid and
yet can evaporate '?"
LEON CARPENTER.-"Limberger cheese."
MISS YODER fAfteo' listening to a long expostnlationj-"Roy would
be so kind as to tell me what you have been talking aboutf'
ROY MILLER-"I've been talking about fifteen minutes."
CHARLES AMMERMAN-'Tm going to get ahead in geometry this
MISS CLINE-"YOU need one."
RUSH OTT-"Why are the muscles in my head so much smaller than
the ones in my arm ?"
MR. MCDOUGLE-"Because you don't use them as much."
lOne Hundred Elevenl
EARL WAGNER- But Dorothy on what grounds does your father
object to me
DOROTHY BURRES-- On any ground within a mile of our house."
HOWARD WERTS- What do you suppose your father would do if
I ask to marry you.
GLADYS GLOSS- Laugh I suppose he always did appreciate a joke
even if it was on him. '
The Height of Absent Mindeflness-On February 2, 1919, Miss
Zelma Lowenstern, locked an innocent girl in her office, and made her
stay there all morning. fs'Fact, name furnished on request.J
FLORENCE BAYSIE-"They tell me you were a leading character at
the Senior Play."
MARTIN LYONS--"Sure- I was usher, I lead them to their seats."
JESSIE GHANT-"Don't you think I ought to have my voice culti-
RUTH SAVAGE-"NO, I think you had better have it harvested."
qgl MR. COURTRIGHT-"Did you see her face."
PUPIL Un Manual Training Classl-"No, what was the matter?"
9 MR. COURTRIGHT-"Well, you should have seen her blush." fMiss
DOROTHY WHITAKER-iKWhHt,S the matter with you ?"
AGNES MANNING-"I just swallowed fifteen cents. Don't you see
the change in me ?',
Fannie Scott tells us that every summer she goes out on the farm
and plants corn in her bare feet.
CHARLES CLAYBAUGH--HSRY, you just dropped a brick on my head.','
LABORER fUp abovej-"Oh, that's alright, you don't need to bring
it up, we've got plenty more."
HAROLD LUMSDEN-"And then he fell on his neck and wept."
WOODY THOMPSON-'KW9ll, I guess you would too if you fell on
yours. It's not very soft lighting."
2 DOROTHY HOWE-"Hot air rises doesn't it?"
5 ARLINE BING-"Yes, I notice there are a lot of six footers around."
PAULINE GREENLAW-"Did you know the Cafeteria plans it meals
for tall people."
ELIZABETH Bocas-"No, how's that?"
P. G.-"They expect a little to go a long way."
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WM. KIRBY+"Do you know that the thinnest man I ever saw was
so thin that he had to wear a clapboard on his back to keep his back bone
from cutting his suspenders in two."
C. LINCICOME-"Hm, that's nothing, I once knew a man so mean
that he wouldn't even buy a collar button. He had a mole on his neck and
he buttoned his collar on that."
DICK RIELLY-"I serenaded the girls last night and sang: "Come
Birdie Come," and this morning I was almost arrested for stealing
BY THE WAY-DID YOU KNOW THAT-
A corkscrew is something you can't get right unless it's twisted.
The Lord made the earth in six days so he'd have time to read the Sunday
The kind of hen that lays the longest is a dead one.
The devil would learn to skate if he knew where in Hell to find ice.
Once everything was so still in Miss Hoskins' room that you could hear a
A fly has 9,369,999 pores in its body. If you don't believe it, count 'em.
If you fill your head with taffy you can get a job as fly-paper.
DOROTHY SCHULZ-"Mother bought a hat the other day and she
had to run all the way home to show it to me."
INNOCENT BYSTANDER-"What for 'ZH-
D. S.-"She was so afraid the style would change before she got
home with it."
MRS. BARR-"Andrew, what on earth was that noise I heard in your
room last knight ?"
ANDREW BARR, JR.-Oh, that was me falling asleep.
MARTIN LYONS-"Father, can I go to the moving picture show to-
FATHER-"Nope, 'tain't more'n a month since you went over to
Illinois Field to the airplane stunt. Seems to me you want to be on the
go the whole time."
TEACHER-"Say, we had a wooden wedding at our house last night."
PUPIL-"Who got married ?"
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D. PALMER-usay Evelyn, they say those Orpheum girls are bad."
E. ADAMS-"Oh, I guess they're not as bad as they are painted."
MISS MCCLURG-"Harriet, what's a skeleton ?"
BRIGHT REPLY-"A lot of bones with the people scraped off."
MISS JOHNS fat the meat marketj-"Is that ham fresh ?"
BUTCHER-"Dunno, it hasn't spoken to me yet."
BOB-"Pm a diamond cutter, did you know that?'
BOB-"I cut the grass on the baseball diamond."
Found in the study hall, property of Frances Smith,-
DEAR LOLA 2-
It seems years since I have heard from you and had the infinite bliss
to hold you in my arms and call you mine.-My very own.
With Ocean's of love, As Ever Yours,
FRESHMAN-i'Wh3t is dust ?" "
LEARNED SENIOR-"lVIL1d with all the juice squeezed out of it."
CURTIS MUMFORDi"My sister had an awful fright yesterday."
HOMER GREER-"How was that?"
C. M.-"A big black spider ran up her arm."
H. G.-That's nothingg I had a sewing machine run up the seam
ARTHUR COLLINS-"Could you call snoring "sheet music ?"
DAUGHTER-"Everett kissed me last night."
MOTHER findignautlyj-That is outrageous. Did you sit on him
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S T .
E School opened, no teacher in Chemistry, Manual Training, Physics
s or English l.
Lots of little green "things" again. Freshmen of course.
Football practice, no coach, but the fellows started things just the
Freshmen were introduced to Mr. Flaningam's speech: "For New
Nursery pins in the Freshman class are becoming more numerous
I each year.
fi School assembled again after a week end vacation. 1
Charles Ammerman was heard to say once more that he wished he Sify
vi wasn't engaged.
We found a true pessimist today. Woody Thompson wore a belt and
I suspenders at the same time. We sure felt for him.
F Leo Stockwill took "Peg" Schieb for a ride and Byrns English simply
y Freshmen finally have learned to find their way around unassisted.
y We understand that Mary Crawford has a new teddy bear. Some
I thing to hug at last!
Charles Noyes started dancing himself into an algebra grade.
3 Football coach comes! Things humming for sure!
5 Elmer Scoggin and Nita Brierton find themselves affinities. Great
5 Tom Garman wore those awful socks to school. Oh, my head!
i We had some additions to our class, several worthy Juniors joined
,i in the race for a diploma.
Assembly was held and the football team made speeches: "We're
going to Danville tomorrow, etc."
We tied Danville 6 to 6. Would somebody please kick us?
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Albert Warmby and Willis Atkinson got "rimmed" for 32.50. We'll
never tell what for.
Football men working hard. "We're going to beat Springfield Satur-
Mr. Harget left for the Army with only ten minutes notice. Goodbye
Mr. Breckenridge took charge of the football squad.
We went to Springfield. Some trip. We won from the so-called
State Champions, 19-10.
We were visitd by "Little In-Flu-Enza" and school closed indefinitely.
Game with Peoria cancelled.
Burial of Dudley Kirklandt '15,
Football game with Tuscola cancelled. We are still "fluing."
"Billy" Calahan died of influenza at the Great Lakes Naval Training
False peace celebration. Thirty-seven aviators from Rantoul flew
AE over town.
i f Real peace celebration. No school. Everybody went Wild, and We
sure did celebrate some.
Back to school once more.
Big peace meeting at school, everybody happy and glad.
Assembly for United Charities. Mr. George Bennett spoke.
Mattoon, 7g Urbana, 7. Our old "Jonah"
ROSEMARY election. All the Seniors much excited.
No teachers in English, Zoology or Manual Training.
Real big assembly-United Charities coming along fine.
Football men had to show off again.
U. H: S. gave 31,300 to the United Charities.
Urbana, 193 Decatur, 0. We brought back enough Decatur mud to
start a garden.
Lieutenant John Lindsey killed in Texas.
We practiced cheers at noon.
Football mass meeting at 2:15.
Gym classes had their pictures taken. Pretty? Of course.
Champaign, 33g Urbana 0. The tale is told.
No football team to be seen. Do you blame them for being absent?
Everybody tired. Why? Dance, of course.
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Football men had to get excuses, and the faculty balkedf' Mean old
Illinois birthday assembly at 2:15.
Athletic association organized. Six girls there too.
First basketball practice.
Senior class funds mysteriously disappeared.
Report cards out. Faculty still 'fmad" at football team and hence
they all got Uflunkedf' '
Senior class pins selected. .
Senior funds come back mysteriously. '
School board entertained teachers at 6 o'clock dinner in the Cafeteria.
Everybody sick with the "flu." "Hoodoo day." A
Basketball team coming on fine.
Practice game in basketball, we got beat.
Literary Society had an allied program. Some show we claim.
Christmas Eve dance. "'Nuf sed."
Vacation. Yes,two whole days! Blame it on the "fluf'
School again. Assembly. We all learned a Hpomef'
Literary Society debate postponed. More "flu,"
Elmer Scoggin and Nita Brierton were looking for a nice little bunga-
Andrew Barr, Jr., got up enough courage to "date up" Katherine
Senior pins arrived. Weren't the Seniors important?
Freshman-Sophomore debate. Sophomores won.
Champaign vs. Urbana basketball at Champaign. C. H. S. won 29-15.
Nothing happened, all is well.
Arlie Winget continued telling the belles of St. Joe that he was the
most popular man in Urba na High.
Earl Wagner bewailed the fact that all the women were fickle.
Defeated Onarga 15 to 6.
Senior-Junior dance closed at 11:15. Oh, my!
"Dusty" and the Cafeteria still continued to see who could sell the
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24 Mattoon vs. Urbana. U. H. S. Won 18-14.
25 Decatur vs. Urbana. D. H. S. Won 48-10.
27 Vera Keubler turned in a fake excuse and got caught. Naughty girl!
29 A11 was calm today.
31 Another end but still we went on.
3 The storm cloud of "exams" approaches.
7 Big mass meeting. Mr. G. Huff and Al Barton talked to us and We
sure did some yelling.
Champaign game, 22-4. 'I
1.0 The storm breaks upon our heads.
14 Calm follows the storm. We gaze upon the disaster Wrought by the
great storm. Grade cards, of course.
15 End of first semester.
Urbana, 21g Mattoon, 14.
I 17 The second lap of the race is on.
19. We can't tell what happened today.
20 All was "peace" and "quiet" in U. H. S. today.
QE 21 HiY minstrel show. '
Basketball at Onarga-Urbana, 255 Onarga, 12.
22 Decatur, 335 Urbana, 15.
24 Windy day. Reginald Flom rescued a lame man's hat.
28 Basketball tournament. We met Champaign in the semi-finals and
lost for a third time.
1 Tournament still going. ' A
3 We lost our first Senior girl to cupid. Jennie Stamey withdrew from
school to enter the sea of matrimony.
5 Helen Putnam fell down the north stairs and Arthur Peyton did a
6 Reginald Flom brought Ruth Savage to the ROSEMARY office and Miss
McHarry came up and chased them out. Too bad, Flom.
10 We forgot to write down what happened today.
11 First games of girls' basketball tournament.
13' Calendar editor on a strike. No record left.
is strike settled.
' Second games of girls' basketball tournament.
19 Three birthdays today, but we were Ubribedf' so ive won't tell whose
: they were.
20 Omar Allman got stuck in the mud on the football field.
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2 21 Mary Crawford has found a man at last. Guess Who?
24 Blue Monday. The wind blows and CCens0redJ.
Q 28 Miss Cline's geometry classes gave a play.
f 31 The days still go by.
1 April fooled? Everybody was of course.
Senior girls won basketball tournament.
Senior boys won basketball tournament. '
5 2 Signs of spring. Several new "cases" and a pair of White pumps
4 Seniors becoming uneasy. Much concentration.
7 "Cy" Blue, Charles Hendricks and "Sheney" Forker all got spring
fever and quit U. H. S.
8 Junior boys and some girls refused to write Chemistry exam over.
The lab union is certainly becoming popular.
2 9 Spring vacation.
Q 13 Dr. Rachael Yarros lectures to girls at 3:15. Movie at 8:30.
15 All school sing at 10:30.
16 All girls meeting at 10:30.
Q Senior girls had a special meeting.
Real orchestra at noon. "Swiss," "Gus" and "Evan" visited us.
17 Elizabeth Boggs announced herself as a candidate for leading lady in
the Senior play.
18 Pauline Greenlaw says she always wonders what her hair looks like
' while talking over the phone.
21 "Dad" Elliott here. Assembly at 9:45. All boys assembly at 1:45.
i Girls meet at 2:15.
22 More meetings and speeches by '6Dad" Elliott.
23 Three "C" campaign closed. Much good accomplished.
25 All school party. Big time and lots to eat for everybody.
26 Urbana High School beat Rantoul High School 13-4 at baseball.
28 Tryout for Senior play. -
Girls mass meeting at 3 P. M.
30 Seniors becoming more and more anxious, and Mr. Flaningam will
not relieve the strain.
2 Urbana played Paxton at Paxton. Score: Paxton, 5g Urbana, 4.
3 Track meet. Champaign, 90g Urbana, 41. ' 1
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We found out that Katherine Reilly and Helen McGeehee gave out
i May baskets on May 1. 'lfhey always will be kids.
i Assembly at 10:30. Charles Noyes recited a piece. Announcement
3 of Charleston Contest.
We went to Jacksonville.
Allman and Lyons got fourth place for us.
Our two man track team took fifth place at Charleston.
Suits 356.98 at Lowensterns. Maurice Gordon had a new one an hour
after they went on sale.
We saw something "awful" today, one of our faculty members
"loving" a cow.
Bennie Brierton finally got his automobile running and took Ruby
for a ride.
Illinois Interscholastic. Allman and Lyons made fourteen points
which tied us with Champaign for fifth place.
Frances Webber still continues to "vamp" the Freshmen boys.
Mr. McDougle showed us how to change a penny into a dime. We
sure are learning the ways of this old world.
Lola Frances Smith claims she is falling in love. Look out you'll
break something Frances.
EJ Beulah Bohlen, Margaret Scheib and Dorothy Howe appeared with
some "keen" sweaters. Beulah must have run short of yarn.
in Clarence Smith and Helen McGeehee 'tskippedu afternoon classes and
went to the park and fought it out. The course of true love never
did run smooth.
Ruth Savage continues to tell of her wonderful flight over Chicago.
Sunday before exams. Everybody went to church.
a Seniors tried to get funny.
Last day of recitations.
Seniors got funny again.
Exams and Senior play.
Senior picnic at Homer Park.
2 Exams again.
3 More exams.
4 We were still being examined.
5 Eighth grade commencement.
f 6 High School commencement.
I One Uzmdred Tzvevlty-threel
The Qlinsemarg Wm
A MODERN SOLILOQUY
To buy or not to buy: that is the question
Whether it is nobler day by day to suffer
The scorn and sneers of our well-dressed neighbors
, Or take arms against this sea of troubles
And by spending end them? To spend: to buy
Fine clothes: and in this way to say we end
The heart ache and thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To buy: to spend:
To spend: perchance go broke: ay, there's the rub:
For in the days that follow what needs and wants may come
When we have squandered all our ready cash, '
Must give us pause: there's the respect
That makes calamity of to much spending:
For who would bear the why's and scorns of friends
Much better dressed, the proud man's contumely, '
The isolence of the others and the spurns
That wearing last year's coat is sure to bring .
, When he himself might a quietus make :
By shopping? Who would these burdens bear,
r- To grunt and sweat under this weary life, k
But that the dread of something after spending, EJ
The journey down that lane
' And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of ?
Thus bankruptcy does make cowards of us allg
And thus the in-born love of fine raiment
Is sickled o'er with the dread cast of thought,
And silks and satins and rich brocades
In this regard their beauties turn away,
And lose attraction for us.
LOLA FRANCES SMITH, '20,
That leads to the poor-house haunts the mind
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5 ROSEMARY ACCOUNT
INCE the school as a whole thinks that the. price of this book
Entoro flight? tche staff hereby gives this official account of the
a c a s a us.
Life Insurance for all Editors - - S 100.00
Damage to Kodak - - 51.50
Bribe to Critic - 200.00
Writing Paper 195.00
E Light Bill - - - 225.75
Hamburgers and Hersheys 58.93
2 Damage to ROSEMARY Office 18.99
Artist - - - .07
Actual Printing 95.30
Total - 551,296.65
Waste Paper -------- S 176.76
Hush Money from Woody Thompson and Dorothy Palmer - 10.00
2 fWhat about the "loving booth petition?"J
From Certain People for Using Their Pictures 77.50
Sale of ROSEMARY'S W ----- 53.50
Advertisements - 16.19
Uncollectible Charges - 171.53
Total - - - S 505.48
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MY 1919 ROSEMARY
When the Western sun is hanging lovv
And xx ork for the day is doneg
I take my ROSEMARY, t'That's for remembrance"-
And recline in my big leather chair.
Although my school days long have gone-
The best that I ever knew-
There is yet a thought that remains with me,
Tis a thought of Urbana High.
Yes I see them all as I turn the page,
All those that I used to knovvg
There s 'Shortyn and "Peggie" and "Dottie"
And so many of the others too,
: There s only a few of our Class that's left, :
: Father Time has taken the rest :
5 7 I
But still they live in my mind's open book :
As I think of Urbana High.
Then when at last the sun is gone
3 And I sit in the dusk alone
5 I close that book with memories dear, '
Z And my thoughts to the present returng
But I pause ere I lay the book aside
To wonder if they are glad-
My old classmates of Nineteen Hundred Ninteeen,
When they think of Urbana High.
FANNIE SCOTT, '19.
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