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Show Hide text for 1909 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 104 of the 1909 volume: “ :;Mj!t,;g., ,.r ' ,f ,«if " ,si| Qe Gc 977.202 V24v 1909 Val-paraiso High Schdol. (Ind. ) Valparaiso High School ANNUAL i4-, s 03 ' .r.-. : r ' -i ir - ' -r- ' ff ' :- ' ySr ' . -.. ' . ' ,.-. ;, ' ,l ' ;j ' ■ ..t " ' 4 ' . ' V ' ■ " ' ■ ' ■ .V , " ■,■■■.. vf v ' . ' v.. ft- ' i ' l ' ■; ■ " •■.■ ■. ' ■? ' ■■ ■ .;■■■ ' ■ ' ' ■• •i . • " - ' ;-ij- ' - ' i;;-- ' ' .: ; ' mW QJ VALPARAISO HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL PuDlisnea By Tke Class Of Nineteen rlundrea and Nine G f VALPARAISO ' PORTER COUNTS 46383 u mil WLkMlMl 6liqEAtO«t 0Wl3k c ' SS. ' SSl uw To THE FACULTY of tKe Valparaiso High Scnool This Annual Is Respectfully Dedicated ARTHUR A. HUGHART Superintendent Valparaiso High School, 1889; Wabash College, A. B., 1893; Principal of Hebron Schools, 1893-95; Wabash College, A. M., 1898: Superintendent of Porter County Schools, 1895-1902: Superintendent of Valparaiso City Schools since 1902: Instructor in Botany, Zoology and Reviews. j jS j j j Eugene Skinkle, B. S., Principal. Depart- ment of Mathematics ; took special course Mathematics at Valparaiso University; has taught in V. H. S. eleven years. Principal since 1908. Nona MacQuilkin — Associate Ph. B. Univei ' - sity of Chicago ; Department of English. Grad- uated from Englewood High School ; awarded scholarship at U. of C. in 1900 ; worked at U. of C. summers of 1901, 1905 and 1907, and at Chautauqua, New York, part of 1906; mem- ber of Chicago English Club ; Pi-incipal of Lowell (Ind.) High School for two years; Principal of V. H. S. for five years. Minnie C. Mclntyre — Department of History. Has been a student at Valparaiso University and University of Chicago, since graduating from High School; has taught in V. H. S. since 1901 . Instructor in Civics and Current Events. E. S. .Miller, B. S., A. B., A. M.— Department of ScitMiee. Graduated Valparaiso University, ]S!)2: Indiana University, 1901; Principal at Chesterton and Wheeler; has taught in V. H. S. since 1903. Mabel Benney, A. B. — Department of Latin. Instructor in English and Spelling; graduated m V. II. S. in 1886; studied at Valparaiso 18!)6-97 ; graduated from University of Chi- •ago 1903; has taught in V. H. S. since 1903. -Mhcit Wcdcking, Pg. B., A. B.— Department of (ierman; Instructor in English and Algebra. iraduated from Valparaiso University, 1908; ciime to V. H. S. 1908. F. Ray Marine, B. Acct. — Department of Phonography. Instructor in Book-keeping, Parliamentary Law and Penmanship. Gradu- ated from V. H. S. in 1906 ; Phonography, Val- paraiso University, 1907 : came to V. H. S. in 1907. Mabel Flint — Department of Music. In- structor in Theory. Graduate Robert Fores- man School of Music, 1907. Came to V. H. S. in 1905. Mae McKinnis — Department of Domestic Art. Graduated from Thomas Manual Train- ing School of Detroit, 1905; taught in Tilman Mission School, Detroit, 1905 ; taught in Tipton, Ind., 1906; came to V. H. S. in 1907. SENIOR CLASS COLORS-Green and GoU CLASS FLOWER-Daffoaa j i. OFFICERS President - - - WALLACE WILSON Vice President - - - ZELLA LANDIS Secretary - - GRACE DILLINGHAM Treasurer - - SIMON SHINABARGER CLASS ROLL Finette Bartholomew Dorothy Letherman Rebec ca Bartholomew Zella Landis Claude Beach Flora Lembke Corinne Blount Edith Marimon Hazel Bundij Agnes Huntington Margaret Campbell Laura Nuppnau Alice Cornell Alice Pearce Kathryn Daly Berniece Reynolds Rose Detlef Vera Sieb Grace Dillingham P carle Stoner Lloyd Foster Simon Shinabarger Helen Hoffman Lena Take Nancy Johnson A It a Whitzman William Johnston, Jr. Mary Houlehan Wallace Wilson Edith Marimon Wallace Wilson Helen Hoffman Alt A Whitzman Edith larinioii. " Slie is not iii the role of coninion women. " WaUace Wilson—CMass Presich nt ' 08- ' ()!). In ( ' ounty Oratorical Contest ' 09; Captain Baseball Team: Basketball; Athletic Editor; V. II. S. Represen- tative to T . of C. Deehimation Contest Nov. 18th. Wallace was first known as " Wallie. ' ' l)nt npon attaining ' the i)osition of President of DD class he became known as Pi ' esidiMit WaUace B. Wilson. Since then he has been well known for his prodigious bhitfs and many class meetings. Helen lIolTman. Helen desei ' ves -i Carnegie medal. She has completed the coui ' se in three years and a half and has always had a cheerful mien under the ))ui ' (h ' n ol ' her live studies; so we are certain she will develop into an actress of Iii ' st-i-;i1 " al»ili1v. Alia Wliilznian. Xalnre kindly endowed her with poelie genius and durini; her liigli school career she has endowed us with many beautiful ballads. Agnes Huntington Grace Dillingham Flora Lembke CORINNE Blount Agnes Huntington — A T. I. P. Agnes is so terribly modest that she always goes abont telling people she is going to tinnk, but never does. She is well known for her German translations. Grace Dillingham — A T. I. P. Class Secretary ' 09. Grace, the official secretary of the class, is everybody ' s friend. She has always been a bright spot in the life of the school. Flora Lembke — A T. M. P. One of those dear girls whom everybody loves and admires; one of those qniet people who do things without talking about it. Corinne Blount — Treasurer ' 08; Class Historian; Assistant Joke Editor. Corinne is a small person with the distinction of being the youngest person in the class. F itt iMI4 Alice Cornell NUI ' l ' NAU Lloyd Foster Vera SlEB Alice Cornell — A Chiriouana; W. A. B. ; R. D. 0.; in Second Preliminary Oratorical Contest. She has gained reputation for the artistic management of her coiffure. Laura Xuppnau — A Chiriguana ; in Second Preliminary Oratorical Con- test. Fair, square and jolly as a girl can be. After four years of patient labor L;iuf;i has al last succeeded in attaining tlu ' ' 09 championship for talking in class. Lloyrl Foster — Assistant Husincss .Manager xVniutal ; Joke Editor. Lloyd holds the i-ccoid foi " being the best natui ' cd num in the class. His love for I ' liii and liis iioii- v(:i-i ' iim- ability have uained him many friends. Vera Sieb— A Chiriguana: W. A. U. . H. I). O. ; in Second Oratorical Contest ■( ' !•; . lnmni Fditor Annual. She i.s one of the most popular persons that have the honor of graduating from the high school. n her second year she attended Lake Erie College, Painesville. Ohio, with such success that she has easily finished the fe(|uii((l four year ' s woi-k. t ,U M4 Hazel BUNDY Dorothy Letherman Bekniece Reynolds Zella Landis Hazel Bnndy. " All the teachers love me. ' ' Dor(4hy Letherman— W. A. B. ; E. D. O. ' seen " her dntv and " done " it nobly. Neat, sweet, petite Dorothy has Berniece Reynolds — A Chirioiiana : R. D. 0.: Second Preliminary Oratori- cal Contest; Society Editor; Assistant Joke Editor; Class Prophet. Without doubt Berniece is a brilliant piece of girlhood and withal she is sweet and jolly. Perhaps she is a bit of a dreamer for star-gazing is said to be mapped out for her future pastime. i? Zella Landis — R. D. 0. Vice-President ' 09. Zella has been a Latin pro- digy all her life, for when she was three days old she startled her nurse by standing alone and exclaiming, " Non scholae sed vitae discimus. " ?■ %- 4 Bartholomew Makgakkt Campbell Bartholomew Rebecea finished her Ilifih School course without nmch trouble, and grad- uated at the end of the Christmas term of ' 08. Since then she has attended Valparaiso I ' niversity. Margaret Campbell — V. 11. S. representative lo V. of C. Declamation Con- test November 13th. Mai-gai-ct luis rough-housed jubilantly through all her classes and succeeded in iiuiking the faculty believe she has sufficient knowl- edge and credits to graduate. Claude Beach — Business IManager Annual. Claude Beach, noted for his red hair and good nature, first came into prominence by his phenomenal bluffs ill solid i coiiH ' try, foi ' they are so daring that he eertainly will make a splendid ac(iuisition to our lire department. Finetle Bartholomew — Tn Second Preliminary Oratorical Contest. Tall and stately Finette, the class beauty, made her debut as the Goddess of Liberty in the Lincoln cntei ' lainiuent. Simon Shinabarger Alice Pearce Kathryn Daly Rose Detlef— Assistant High School Pianist. Pretty much of a shark, yet too conscientious to bluff, this quiet Senior dug her way through the four vears with the least fuss of any ' 09 girl. Simon Shinabarger- do not know. " -Class Treasurer ' 09. Are his accounts straight? He Alice Pearce. Alice has been one of the most conscientious of the ' 09 ' s and her chief enjoyment has been talking in geometry class. Kathryn Daly. Kathryn has her trouble. She simply hates chemistry and ' simply can ' t " remember her experiments from last year. Pearle Stoner William Johnston, Jr. Nancy Johnson } eai ' le Stoner. I ' earle has always been one of the quiet soi ' t and will be until she finishes her school eoui ' se : then she will come to realize her powers and will become known in literary circles. She will be the ood " Auntie ' ' who keeps the little nieces and nephews in loving expectation of their country visit. William Johnston, Jr. — Editor-in-Chief Annual; Second Preliminary Ora- torical Contest; in Baseball Team; Debating ' Society. Youngest boy in class and has the most credits of ;iny membei-. It is his opinion, as well as ours, that what he does not know is not worth knowing. Xancv .Johnson. Nancy did not (m.iiic Io us uiilil iicr .lunior year, but since then she has been so cnicicnt in Liilin that in the course of time we expect her to occupy the chair of Latin in a Woman ' s Colleue. Ex- Members. Homer Barnes Clarence Beach Lewis Benham Rhoda Biggs Louise Black Robert Bogarte Eldie Bullock •] Iabel Bundy Charles Cain William Cain Nora Cook Hazel Corkins Bess Dickover Homer Fisher Gertrude Gordon Minerva Hanrahan Sarah Hermance Shirley Hermance Edith Beck Goldie Johnson Bonnie Huddleston ] liiniie Jungjohan Lottie Kaehny Elsie Keding Ralph Kowns Ii-ene Lowenstine Phil lewhirter Lei and Benton Helen Miller Harold Pa gin Thomas Riebly Cora Smith Walter Smith FU)rence Smith Lillian Thune Anna Wilgen John Sullivan Clarence Brown Harry ] Iead Charles Lemster Calendar of Cominenceinent Week May 23 to 28, 1909 Sunday, May 23, 10:30 a. m. BACCALAUREATE SERMON, at Baptist Church By Rev. Stewart Ira Long Thursday, May 27, 8:00 p. m. COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES, at Memorial Opera House Address by Dr. Wm. Byron Forbush Friday, May 28, 8:00 p. m. RECEPTION TO CLASS OF 1909 At High School Building COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES March Invocation Music Address Music Presentation of Diplomas Benediction The Torch Race ' ' - Orchestra Rev. J. M. Avann Girls High School Glee Club Dr. Wm. Byron Forbush Girls High School Glee Club THE HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL EDITED BY THE CLASS OF 1909 WILLIAM JOHNSTON. JR. CORINNE BLOUNT BERNIECE REYNOLDS CLAUDE BEACH LLOYD FOSTER Editor-in-Chief Assistant Editor Assistant Editor Business Manager Assistant Business Managrer CORINNE BLOUNT. Class History VERA SIEB, Alumni LLOYD FOSTER, Jokes EDITH MARIMON, Class Will BERNIECE REYNOLDS. Society WALLACE WILSON, Athletics Editorial Department. GREETINGS TO ALL THROUGH THIS 1909 ANNUAL! May it be read in the spirit in which it was Avritten. — that of loyalty to our school and good-fellowship with all its members. We, the editors, have tried to improve the Annual and feel that our eifort has been fairly successful. AVe have had our share of the trials that go hand in hand with the great honor and dignity of our office. We offer no apology but present our little book for your instruction or entertainment. We wish to express our appreciation of the hearty co-operation of every member of the class and faculty. Especially, we thank Air. Skinkle and Miss AlacQuilkin, our proof-readers, and Miss Harriet L. Doswell, of Winona, and Edward Langley, of this city, for artistic drawings. And not least of all Ave Avish to gratefully acknoAvledge the generosity of our business men and Avomen Avhose liberal patronage has made the publication of this Annual possible. —THE EDITORS. Hn flPemoiiam 1barol ipagin Was horn June 10, IS 92, at Valparaiso, IncL, and died Sept. 21, 1907, at Kankakee, Illinois, after an illness of only Jive days. He entered the Columbia School in September, 1898, and the Valparaiso High School, Sept. 4, 1905, having completed the work of the grades in his thirteenth year. For nine years he was the intimate friend and companion of many of the members of the Class of 1909. And recalling his happy, merry spirit, his kindly disposition, the brilliant promise of his youth, and his noble submission in the hour of death, we, his classmates offer this tribute to his memory. HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. 21 A La Mikado. S IT annually happens that A some graduates be found, They ' ve got a little list, — they ' ve got a little list Of witty, pretty coeds and students most profound, From the High School they ' ll be missed — they are wanted to assist In the panoramic pageant, — the moving picture show, The soul-inspiring grand march, — the wise triumphant row. They ' ve been carefully selected and from first to last. Are qualified particularly for this all star cast. ' Tis very gratifying for those whose names are on the list. But they ' ll all of ' em be missed — they ' ll all of ' em be missed! Hazel Bundy, Kathryn Daly, Margaret Campbell, They ' ve got ' em on the list — they ' ve got ' em on the list! With Flora Lembke, Alta Whitzman and fair Alice Cornell, They surely will be missed — they surely will be missed! There ' s the clever Berniece Reynolds, and her equal, Corinne Blount, Alert and ever ready with an intellec- tual stunt; Helen Hoffman, Lena Take and Agnes Huntington Are now to be remembered for the good work they have done. Grace Dillingham and Alice Pearce, the vocalist, — Will all of ' em be missed — will all of ' em be missed! The lofty Laura Nuppnau and our god- dess. Vera Sieb, They ' ve got ' em on the list — they ' ve got ' em on the list! Incomparable contestants with the im- mortal Hebe They surely will be missed — they surely will be missed! Dainty Dorothy Letherman, the sun- crowned lass. The popular Pearle Stoner of the ne plus ultra class; The gifted Edith Marimon, and Zella Landis too. And the beautiful Rebecca and Finette Bartholomew; Nancy Johnson, Rose Detlef, domestic scientist, — Will all of ' em be missed — will all of ' em be missed! Claude Beach knows the sporting news from Wanatah to Pekin, They ' ve got him on the list, — and Lloyd Foster, humorist, With Simon Shinabarger, commonly called " Deacon, " They surely will be missed — they surely will be missed! Athletic Wallace Wilson, — president of the class, Has all the manly virtues heaped upon him en masse; While William Johnston, Junior, an op- timist by trade. Wears the smile that won ' t come off, since his credits he has made; O! they ' re the " flower " of the High School, made out of this year ' s grist, So they put ' em on the list — they put ' em on the list. Chorus : Oh, they ' ll none of ' em resist — if their names are on the list; But they ' ll all of ' em be missed — they ' ll all of ' em be missed! — WM. JOHNSTON. HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. Vera Sieb Passion Flower Laura Nuppnau Sun Flower Simon Shinabarger Wax Plant Nancy Johnson Primrose Dorothy Letherman Calla Lily Edith . L rimon Forget-nie-not Alice Cornell Red Rose (Jrace Dillingham Sweet Clover B( rniece Reynolds Touch-me-not Kathryn Daly Hollyhock Alice Pearce Chrysanthemum Finette Bartholomew American Beauty Alta Whitzman Sensitive Plant Wm. Johnston Sage Rose Detlef Peony Hazel Bundy SmartAveed Claude Beach Red Top Helen Holt ' man ] Hstletoe Zella Landis larguerite Lloyd Foster Rubber Plant Wallace Wilson Dandelion lai ' garet Cami)bell Daisy Coi-inne Hh)unt Blue Bell Agnes Huntington Cocjuette Flora LembUe Pink IJchccca P artliol()ni( ' w Mignonette I-.Mia Take Lavender Pearic Stoiiei- Petunia Mary lleulahan Violet HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. Class History. HE graduating class of ' 09 had the distinction of being the first Freshman class to enter the new High School building. To be sure, they missed all the fun that the upper classes had in the High School over the Post Office, but they were so little and unprotected and frightened in their Freshman year that they couldn ' t have appreciated any jokes or pranks such as Freshmen are usually up to. They were completely overawed by the magnitude of the Assembly Hall, the austerity of the faculty and the gigantic size and icy stares of the upper class men. Of course the boys ran the gauntlet of the paddles on the first day of their High School careers in September, 1904, and the girls were formally received by the Faculty in the Library. That memorable first year the class was sixty-two strong, but in the middle of the year one of their number launched her life ship upon the sea of matrimony and from that time forth the number diminished. Most of the sixty-two took the German course, although the Latin was strong. At that time there was a rumor prevalent to the effect that German was easier than Latin and, consequently, the German class had to be divided into two sections in order to accommodate all of the students. During the Sophomore year the class was greatly diminished in numbers, but vastly greater in stature and wisdom. The members had a perfect knowledge of the location of the class rooms and wondered at the youth of the Freshmen and materially assisted at the initiation of those unfortunates. When the class reached the third milestone of its high school life its numbej- was still smaller. Several members left school entirely, others became enrolled on the records of other educational institutions, and one member, Harold Pagin, was called to join the School of the Great Teacher. Four people were added to the class that year who were to become prominent membei ' s — Dorothy Ijetherman, Edith Marimon, Nancy Johnson and Berniece Krieger. During the year the class became prominent in athletics. A Junior basketball team was organized and there our Wallace laid the foundation for his present skill in basketing the ball. Social functions, hay-rack and band-wagon excur- sions, theatre parties, skating parties, dinners and other aft ' airs crowded the year with excitement. An ancient custom prevails among all Junior classes to give the graduat- ing class a farewell party. In accordance with this custom the Juniors assembled and elected their first officers : Wallace Wilson, President ; Vera Sieb, Vice-President; Berniece Reynolds, Secretary, and Corinne Blount, Treas- EIGH SCHOOL AyXTAL. ui-er. After inaiiy heated diseussiuiis as to the niaiinei ' of entertaiuiiig the Seniors it was finally decided that the Juniors invite the Senioi-s to a " hop " in Armory Hall on the evening of ] Iay 25th. For two weeks before the glorious event the Junior girls were busy making pennants and, the day before, both boys and girls decorated the hall. Their efforts were well rewarded for the hall never looked so well before, and the Seniors were gracious enough to say that it would be almost impossible for it to look i)rettier. The ' ' hoj) " ' was the final event of the season and finished the career of the Seniors who grieved because the} ' had completed the four years ' course and had finished their High School records. As a Senior body, the class has been a wonderful one. Wallace was again chosen President and, besides serving in that capacity in a highly acceptable manner and acquiring more than local fame at basketball, he has found time aside from his studies to devote himself to oratory. He represented Valparaiso High School in the Declamation Contest at Chicago University in November, 1908, and was Valparaiso ' s contestant in the County Oratorical Contest in April, 1909. The class of ' 09 is honored in claiming also Valparaiso ' s other contestant. Dorothy Arvin, as an ex-member. In the early part of the year the class met together to select a class pin. After many meetings they finally chose a little gold owl bearing a fitting inscription as an appropriate badge of their advanced state of wisdom. The class decided that during its last year of toil it would enjoy itself to the highest possibility. Therefore, on one occasion, they occupied the gymnasium informally; on another, they called en masse on a young lady and her friend, incidentally interrupting a quarrel; and on another they took their suppers and mounted a hay-rack and went out to Grace Dillingham ' s. It is unnecessary to say that they enjoyed themselves on this last occasion. Towaid the end of the year there is always a frantic scramble to make up delincjuent credits, but failui ' es are uncommon and will be so in the class of ' 09. Although oui- nuiiilxM- is less than half as great as when we were Freshmen, still, twenty-eight of us — twenty-three girls and five boys — Avill walk the plank on the night of May 28th, graduates of Valparaiso High School. -CORIXNE BLOUNT. HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. V. H. S. V. H. S.! ' tis of thee, High School grandissime! Of thee I sing; School where the faithful plied! Hughart ' s and Skinkle ' s pride! Through all thy portals wide Let wisdom ring. My alma mater, thee, Fount of diploma-cy! And fads galore: I love each frescoed wall, Platform, stern desk and all School-mates, what ' er befall, I thee adore. Let " Rah, Rahs " rend the air. Let Juniors brave and fair Hail Valpo ' s banner: Let Freshmen ' s tongues awake; Let Sophomores partake; While Seniors all records break, To do thee honor. Teachers and text-books! thee, Now to posterity. We do resign: Long may our minds be bright, Charged with thy classic light; Illuminate with all thy might, Nineteen ought nine! — WM. JOHNSTON. 26 HIGH SCHOOL AXNUAL. S ' o -n " if " 11 ■ 7 ' ■ : a W r m 1 ' i, m -P i M R i " r " : " -. - s HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. Class Will. E, the Senior class of 1900. bein ' in good health and our ri ,dit minds, do herel)y declare this document, which is our last written paper, to be our last Avill and testament. We do hereby give and be(|ueatli to — Ir. llug ' hart and Ir. Skinkle. our beloved suiierintendent and principal, our gratitude for the many things they have done for us and every wish for their continued prosperity and happiness. Ir. Edward Langley, of this city, for artistic drawings, the same. To Miss Benney, our loving devotion for her ever ready assistance in times of discouragement. To JNIiss Mclntyre, a new edition of encyclopediae and dictionaries. To ] Irs. Brook, the lifelong friendship and loyalty of this class. To ] Ir. filler, a new stock of dry cells, a laboratory towel, and a bottle of walnut hair dye. To Mr. Marine, a nnniature tailoi ' shop and a pair of curling tongs. To Mr. Wedeking, our youngest teacher, a rattle. To the Faculty, as is the yearly custom, the large red brick edihce for the betterment of the feeble-minded. To a Iiss ] IacQuilkiu, the eternal thanks and gratitude of this Senior class. To the High School, a new chemistry laboratory. To the Debating Society, Xinah lann. To the coming young orators, Charles Ilahnkamp, who is well informed on ' ' Woman ' s Suffrage. ' ' To the Freshman class, all our worldly belongings herewith enumerated : Crayons, rulers, pens, pencils, compasses and note books to assist in Prof. Skinkle ' s and Miss Mclntyre ' s classes. Also all bonbon boxes and peanut shells, clean laboratory towels and fresh air in the Assembly Hall. To the Sophomores, the right to be Juniors, if they can. To the Juniors, the right to be tardy and the privilege to go to the Public Library without filling out blanks, as we feel that they have attained the age of the staid and dignified Seniors. To the prosperous sewing class, a new director in domestic arts. To the High School Chorus, Agnes Winneguth, to sing in the " Bridal Chorus " and, last but not least, our successful prima donna, Bernice Krieger. 28 HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. To jinyonc who iiiny Hiid cause for dispute. (|uestion. or controversy con- cerning- any heiiuest oi- othei- matter in this document, such shall question Mable Fishl)urn and Reginald Felton. who will act for us. We do hereby appoint Ir. Wetleking ' and the Sophomores to be the execu- tors of this our last will and testament. IX WITNESS WIIP:RE()F. We have hereunto set our hand and .seal to this, our will, signed this twenty-first day of lay. in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and nine. Signed, sealed. pul)lished aiul declared by the Senior class of 1909, and witnessed by us who have hereunto sul)scribed our names at their recfuest. REGINALD FELTON. MABLE FISHBURN. The Senior Class of Nineteen Hundred and Nine. 1 2 t 1 CD 2?- |2 ri 2 Wallace Wilson Corinne Blount Wm. Johnston Berniece Reynolds 1 -i 5 ; 1 1 1 2 1 Hi 1 ■ s i ' i •no t i 00 «■ Co h S a 1 a a- a 1 C 5 4 ' 1 1 " a 1 1 1. 1 1 g5 1. i s 1 1. a 1 s- si- s: II 1 ' 1 i 1 3. 1 fe 1 i 1 a 2i. 5S «5 ! 1 to «a ' f ir II oo ' 1 «5 " 5 § " Laureiie Edith Henrietta " o ' i W t3 1 1 a SL " 1 8 S Si 1 1: 1 1 s 2 1 a a. if a S- 1 so HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. The High School Boy. LESSIXGS on thee, little man. BHigli School boy, and foot- ball fan! With thy turned-up panta- loons, And thy careless rag-time tunes; With thy red lips, rivaled by Rainbow colors in thy tie; With thy slouch hat ' s scanty brim Tilted with athletic vim; From my heart I give thee joy, I was once a High School boy! Boss thou art — no other name Can thy supremacy explain. Of the rules thou ' rt not afraid, There ' s no game thou hast not played. Thine the zeal for education, Thine the joys of conversation. Let the auto-owner ride! With A. G. Spaulding for thy guide, Thou hast more than he can buy. If he doubt it, let him try. Thou the champion; pomp and joy Beckon to the High School boy I O for boyhood ' s football play, Sleep that wakes late in the day. Food that mocks the doctor ' s rules. Knowledge learned outside of schools! Ah! that thou couldst know thy joy, Ere it passes, High School boy! For, neglecting books and tasks, High Scho ol girls are all he asks; With their all-bewitching graces, Ribbons, pompadours and laces. Face to face with them he talks, Hand in hand with them he walks. Part and pKicel of thy joy, — Blessings for the High School boy! O, for the annual banquet board, With its wealth of dainties stored; While for music comes the play Of the High School Orchestra; For the classes thou hast skipped, For thy plans that have been nipped, Live and laugh, my careless man, Cheerily as seniors can! Outward pranks and inward joy Portion of the High School boy. Though the sentences be hard. Pitfalls strew the Latin words. Adamant the teacher ' s breast. Bluff it out or do thy best; Give the inspiring High School yell, Of thy track team victories tell. The whole world ' s a complex toy Fashioned for the High School boy. — WM. JOHNSTON. HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. 31 One Thousand Pages Boiled Down. Chapter I. HEN they met a subtle something seemed to thrill them through and through. Without thought or hesitation their two souls together flew. Ah, too sweet that happy meeting on the bleak and windy moor ! She was promised to the villain and he, alas ! was poor. Yes, between him and the title, as the law of entail runs. Stood a hale and hearty uncle and three very healthy sons. Chapter II to XXX. Every day upon the moorland met these lovei ' s fond and true, And they acted in a manner lunatics are said to do; She was pale and worn with weeping; he wrote rhymes and tore his hair And the villain formed a background for the antics of the pair. Just about this time the hero is enlivened by the joy Of meeting the adventuress he had married when a boy. At the heroine ' s reproaches he bows his manly head. While his lips are heard to mutter, " Alas! I thought her dead. " When the villain and adventuress meet, in a day or so. They find that they were dear old chums, once in the long ago. So the heroine grows pensive, and the hero, he grows lean. And a week before the wedding brings no change upon the scene. Then the uncle of the hero takes a sailing on his yacht. His sons and all the other folks that figure in the plot. And a sudden squall upsets them upon the ocean ' s wavy breast; But you needn ' t think the lovers end by drowning like the rest. For a floating log sustains them (how it came there, goodness knows) And he holds his sweetheart in his arms and hangs on by his toes. Chapter XXXI. After being duly rescued they are haunted by the dread That perhaps the others have escaped and are not dead. But next day as they are walking on the seashore, do you know, They find those six dead bodies laid neatly in a row. So the hero gets the title and the heroine is free. And they marry and are happy ever after, don ' t you see? 33 HIGH SCHOOL AX X UAL. Mr. Skinkle — " Congeniality and mutual adaptability are indispensable prerequisites to conjuoal felicity. " ] Ir. Wedeking ' — " A Uerman fraulein and a well tilled cupboard is all I care for. " Ir. Wallace — " She should be able to paddle the canoe for tAvo. " Ii ' . .Mai-ine — " I wish I was a Mormon. " liss MacQuilkin — " His lungs must be in good condition and he must have a l)rain above the ordinary size. " ] Iiss Mclntyre — " The most necessary qualification is that he be a good listener. .Miss Benney — " It seems to me that Caesar is nearer my ideal of a better- half than anyone I have ever seen since. " Miss Flint — " It is not known what her opinions are. but a short time ago she was looking for a " Ion Ion. " Miss McKinnis — " Rameses II or nobodv. " HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. 33 True Patriotism. E, THE Great and Gr ' lorious Sophomores, challenge yon, the Wee and Weakly Freshmen, to a Basketball game, ' neath the lofty canopy of the Gymnasinm hall. " The Freshman class looked at their president in dismay, after she read the above notice. There were nuirmnrs of " sneaks, " " cads, " " unfair, " from various parts of the room. The president demanded order, then said, " (iiris, we are all taken aback by this rather unkind challenge from the 8oi)hom()res; we all know how unable we are to meet this, but prepared, or not, there is simply one thing to do. That is, to accept the challenge and then just train for all we are worth. Whatevei ' hapiuMis, the Juniors are our fi-iemls, and I believe we can make the Seniors admire our grit. We shall take a vote on it. All in favor of accept- ing this challenge say " aye. " All were in favor, save one girl wdio had been sitting silently in one corner. Daring the president ' s talk there had been an anuised expression on her face. When the end had come, a bright gleam flashed in her dark eyes and she shrugged her shoiddei ' s and gave a short knowung laugh. She had taken no part in the voting, bnt the girls wei ' e too excited to notice it. After they had decided to organize and practice, the following evening, the girl, whose name was Eleanor Harding, made her way to the room of the Sophomore president. She was a tall, strongly built girl; her masses of dark hair were done in a careless, yet becoming nuuniei-, with a long thick braid hanging down her back. She had been in the class that were Sophomores, and naturally her feelings were against the Freshmen and with the Sophomores. She hurriedly rushed into the Sophomore president ' s room and after about half the class were assembled, she laughingly told them about the reception that the challenge had received. They laughed at the names they were called. " But, really, girls, " Eleanor said, " those Freshies are mighty deter- mined. They have a lot of grit and a couple of good players among them. Of course they can ' t ])ossibly beat you with your play, but I believe they are going to concoct some little side plays. Of course I shall see most of the training and tell you all their weak points; oi-, better still, if they offer me a place on the team, I ' ll play i-eal well until the eleventh inning, then — , then, " she laughed excitedly, " oh, girls! you ' ll wipe the floor with them. " The mighty rap and call " young ladies, lights out, " came from the door, and Eleanor reluctantly went to her room, full of plans to help the Sophomores and worst the Freshmen. The next day, Helen Devine, the president of the Freshman class, called a class meeting to organize a team. She picked the first four out with appar- SJ HIGH SCHOOL AXMAL. eiit ease, only askiiiii ' one or two to run aci-oss the hall, and expand their rhests and to let her feel their arm nniseles. Then, as she ulaneed at the twenty-five irls remaining, a trouhletl expres- sion passed ovei- her pretty fare. " Oh. if I wei-e not hunijibaeked ! ' " she thought. ■ ' ! am sli ' oni ' enough otherwise. Who shall I have. ' We need a .;do(l sironu ' player for eentei " with as weak a forwai ' d as we have. I wonder who it shall he. Oh. hoAv I would like to do it! " Uuconseiously, as she thought thus, she doubled up her arm, swelling- the muscles, and heaved a sigh as she felt the strength that was there, and yet she knew that because of her baek she eoidd do nothing. Eleanor saw the movt ' ment and a wave of jnty passed over her as she realized of what Helen nnist be thinking. But then, as she remembered her promise to the Soi)homores of the night before, she shrugged her shoidders and laughed. Helen glanced in her dii-eetion and a smile crossed her face. ' ' Oh, Miss Harding, " she said. ■ ' y(urre just the gii-l we are looking for. We need a good strong player who knows all about the ganu to play center. Will you help us out? " " Delighted! " said Eleanor. Her toiie and maimer almost betrayed her real feelings. Helen gave hei- a (piick glance then said in a tone so low that no one but Eleanor could hear Ik-i-. " of coui ' se you know% Miss Harding, that although you may really sympathize Avith the class of ' 09 you are one of us now, and we expect, if you join the team, that you Avill put your l)est effort to our cause. Eleanor look(Ml steadily at her for a moment. Was it possible, she asked herself, that this girl knew hei- motive in accei)ting. ' But the iiniocent, eager expression in Helen ' s eyes made her blush and say in spite of herself, " I ' ll do my best, ( ' a|)tain. " " Helen held out her hand and smiled. " We ai ' e friends now, I hope, " she said snnply, " let us forget the little misunderstanding we had some time ago. " Eleanoi ' gi-ii)])(Ml her hand in a heai ' ty squeeze and played that night as she had nevei- played before. Kvei-y move she m;ule she knew that Helen ' s eyes wei ' e u|»on her. They had an enormous scoi-e over theii ' scrub team. When the game was over. Helen rose and said, " (lii ' ls. if we keep up like this the So|)hs will have to hui ' ry to i-el alu ' ad of us. But i-emembcM ' one thing, even if we i ct beaten badly, let all oui- play be good opeu play, no under- handed side tri.dss for the .dass of ' lU. " . fter vards. li(deii went to iiwd Fdeanor. but she had evidently gone. As .she passed throuuli a coi-i-idoi- she heard HIeanoi- ' s voice saying, " Well, those little Freshies ;iren ' t so b;id. but you will beat ' em easy: thei-e is no hope for them. Ves, I ' ll k«-ep y..u posted oil all their tri(d s. " Helen hurried to her room, bewildered and hurl. So this, then, was the l ind of a i irl Kleaiior Harding was. a girl who would deliberately deceive. What could she do. she could not very well ask her to leave the team, the HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. other girls admired liei- skill in pJMyiiig and she hud cd |)()sitiv( [)r() )i ' of Eleanor ' s guilt. l)itt oh dear, she must do sometliing. ' Phc Frcshies must whip those Sophomores. Aftei- awhile, she got to thinking (juictly about i1. TheiM was only one thing to do. To go to Eleanor and make hm- s(m ' just how under- handed the actions she contemplated were, to ai)pea] to hci- sense of honor about it, to tell her what she had heard and to heg her not to cai-i-y out her promise to the Sophomores. Hut it was too late to go that night, and so she planned to wait until anothci ' day. Anotlier day came. In (iernum recit.ition, Helen wi ' ote a note to Eleanor, asking her to eat lunch that iu)on with her and to take a little walk hefoi ' c afternoon recitations. Much to luu- surpi ' isc and disa|)pointmcnt, Eleanor declined, saying that she had already ;u ' cepted an invitation fi-om Jessie Randall, the Sophomore siM-i ' etary, to go to the nuitinee, and she did not think that she would be home in time to play that evening. This added givatly to Helen ' s alai-m. hut after awhile. Ilie picture of Eleanor, as she had stood there with hei- hands in hers and had said. " I ' ll tlo my best. Captain, " came to her. " A girl that could look as she did when she said that, can ' t be a traitor at heart. " thought Helen. " I ' ll get a chance some time, to say something to hei ' and I know she will tell me all about it. I ' ll have faith in her a little longei " . at any rate. " At the matinee that afternoon. Hleanoi ' had a m hard for a girl with as large a heart and as much play such a double-faced game as she was playing, would be to worst the J- ' ' reshies. — she hated the Fi had failed and had been thrown l)ack with them — and yet. she could not help feeling a pang when she thought of the way Helen had said. " We are friends now, I hope. " aiul how she. Eleanor llai ' ding. had shaken hands o7i it. She admired Helen Devine. in fact theiH ' was not a girl in the whole s(diool who did not love her. Her unhappy deformity had only sei ' ved to sweeten her temper and nuike her more lovable. It had always been one of Eleanor ' s highest ambitions to be one of Helen ' s set. Now. if Helen should find out Avhat she was doing, there would l)e no hope of her ever attaining that place. She could not go back to the Soi)homores. and yet what a sneak she was! She had better make a clean breast of it. to either side at least aiul then have nothing more to do with it. whatever. When they had left the theatre, Eleam)r hurried her friend home, and then ran quickly down to the gynniasiiun. Through the half opened docn- of the dressing room she heard the voice of one of the girls saying. " If I Avere you, Helen, I ' d fire Eleanor Harding from the team. I have reason to suspect that she is coaching the Sophs on our weak sjiots. You kiu)W she went to the matinee with Jessie Randall. If I am lalking sense, and 1 Ilntd I am, we will have to hustle some, to get ahead of those Sophs, when Ihey have Eleanor Harding helping thou to victory. " ■;1 miserable 1 iiiie. It was onscience as she had. to_ She thought wh; It fun it shies. simi)lv bee a use she 36 HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. A lidl Hush () ( ' rs|ii-( ' ;i(l Hlcaiioi- ' s riicc. her heart heat like a tri|) liaiiiiner, then llic vords (if llch-ii Dcviiic caiiic to hci ' throu-h the door. " Cirls, " said llch ' ii. " I may he wroiiii ' . hut with all uiy heart 1 ti ' ust her. " " Eleanor leaned against the wall, buried her face in her arms and sobbed. " Oh what a cad I am, with all her heai ' t she trusts me! What shall I do? " Then in lu ' i- heart she prayed that she niiuht do what was riuht. and that if she nuist tell Helen that Helen must luulerstand. " 1 will tell her all, " she whispered to herself, " she will understand. " Eleanor folloAved Helen home that night. At the door of her room Helen stopped, for she heard a voiee eallino ' , " Miss Uevine. " " Eleanor approached her and putting ' her arms around her neck she burst into tears. Helen led her quietly into the i-oom and they sat on the bed, while Eleanor, half laugh- ingly, half sobbingly. told her all. Helen kissed her wdien she w as through and said, " It ' s all i-ight. little girl. 1 understand. ' ' Then as she said good night at the dooi-, Eleanoi- said. " Let ' s di ' op this ' Miss ' business; I am just plain Eleanor now. " As each day jnissed the Freshies grew stronger and more confident in their work. Every day Eleanor took some news to the Sophomores, but it was news wdiich they might easily have gained, or else was nothing at all. The eventful day came. The sun rose that morning the same as it always did ; lessons went on the sanu as usual, but at half-past-seven p. m. sharp, at the blow of the wdiistle. the two teams, one over-confident, the other a little bit depressed, but determined, entered the field. As Eleanor i)assed Helen she said. " I ' ll do my best. Captain. " ' Helen smiled and gave her hand a little squeeze. Both thought of the first time Eleanor had said that. The whisth lilew again and they Avere in their places. The Sophomores were taken aliack wlien they saw Eleanor playing as center. She had not told them that she was on the Freshman team. They thought that she had simply been playing on the " scrub " team. At first they were highly indignant, but when they thought it over calmly, they realized that they had little to be angry for after all. The ball went uj). the game began. The ball was hit by P]leanor. but caught by an " ( !) man and thrown to their goal. She caught it. but missed her throw. Eleanoi ' , who was everywluM-e at once, and led the ' Oi) center an aw ful i-ace, caught it. Some excellent passing was done. The ball finally reached the ' 09 goal: she threw but missed her basket: Eleanor caught it and threw it to her, again she missed and again Elean(U ' caught it. and. as she threw it, a cleai ' oiee fi-om the balcony, which even among that vast assemblage of Seniors, .junioi ' s. Faculty, etc., could be recogniz(Ml as Helen called out. " Third time ' s the charm! " " The goal threw and the ball went thi ' ough the basket, at which Ihe cheers wlii.-li bui-st i ' l-oiii the mouths of the excited Fi ' eshmen was enough to wake the dead. HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. 37 But the game was far i ' l-oni won. The iicxi goal Ihat was iiuulc was on the Sophomore side, anti tlie one following that, and at tlie end of the first half, the score was 4 to 2 in favor of the Sophomores. But it had been a hard fought battle, and although pretty tired the Fresh- men put on a face even more determined than before. Helen came down and spoke to Eleanor. " You ' re all right, girlie, " she said, " we ' ll make those Sophs sorry that they were ever born. " Eleanor laughed, but said, " You know Helen, the Soph Center, Tess Jor- dan is going to play in this half. I am not afraid of her, but I wish we had a better forward. There is little hope for us, I fear, however, for the third time (the referee ' s whistle was bloM ' ing) I say it again. I ' ll do n)y best, Captain. " Again the ball was thrown up. Eleanor had a battle to fight. The girl she was playing against was a stai-, but Eleanor did not let that daunt her. She kiunv that her only hope was in staying right with Tess. A foul was nuvde by the Freshmen, at which the Sophonu)res, unguarded, threw a goal. They missed ! This gave the Freshmen more courage. The ball was caught by Eleanor, she threw it to the forward who missed it, but as it rolled on the floor Eleanor was after it. She was now near the goal. It would be a different throw, but she determined to try. Tess was guarding away for dear life, but with a swing of her body, Eleanor freed her- self and straight over the heads of the others, bounded the ball into the basket. After the cheers had died down, the same clear voice from the bal- cony called out " Rah, rah, rah, rah. rah, rah, rah, i-ah, Eleanor! " She looked up gratefully and quickly got into position again. In the excitement, one of the ' 09 girls deliberately walked with the ball. That, of course, was a foul. The ' 10 center, Eleanor, threw for the basket, the ball went through. Then the referee called time, score 5 to 4 in favor of the Freshmen. Eleanor had saved the day. That evening, after being carried away on the shoulders of the victorious and jubilant Freshmen, Eleanor and Helen stood alone togethei- out in the moonlight. They spoke no word, Init there was a strange, sweet understand- ing between them. A voice from somewhere back in the world called " Girls, you must come now. " They both noticed that it was " girls, " not " young ladies " that she said, and oh! how good and homelike it sounded to both of them. As Eleanor left Helen at her door, she extended her hand and said with a smile, " I did my best, Captain. " S8 HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. Arabella ' s Valentine. ALMELIXE .Janet sat a dejected heap of elieeked brown ;intihani l)ehind the stove. Her hair which that morning had, as usual, been braided into two sleek red braids, now jn-esented detached short tresses which Enmieline Janet sorted deliberately into tiny strands and proceeded to pull out by the roots, winding the ends al)()nt a chubby lu ' own forefinger and giving a sudden little vicious jerk. In moments of deejU ' st feeling this was the only means of giving vent to her distress. In the pi-esent instance a great jiile of auluirn hair lay heaped in her lap as evidence of the storm raging within hei " . She was going over carefully the accumulation of grievances that had led up to the present tunuilt. Her hair had always been red, her nose had always been pug, and a milky way of freckles had always straggled across this last named member: but there had not always been an Arabella Tompkins. Up to the end of last term Ennneline Janet had held undisputed sway as leader, and the little figure in the brown checked apron was an object of reverence. But with the advent of Arabella Tompkins all had changed. With amazing rapidity the brown cheeked apron became an object of ridicule and Emmeline Janet ' s freckles, ]-ed hail- and pug nose leaped into sudden unfavorable ]irominence in contrast to Ai-abclbi ' s pink and white comidexion. long flaxen curls aiul straight unfreckled nose. At first the brows of Emmeline Janet ' s followers had darkened ominously at the jeers of Arabella as these were directed against their leader. But beauty of face and dress at length began to tell in her favor and it Avas not long before, one by one, ?]mmelin( Janet ' s followers deserted her, to enlist under the ])aini( ' r of her rival, and the former leadei ' stood alone with only Jimmy. Then he, too, went over to the side of Ai-abella ; and it was because of Jinnny ' s defection that Emmeline Jaiu t was pulling out lun- hair. Jimmy was talking now. By leaning a little to the left Ennneline Janet could see Ai-al)ella sitting in a front seat, her daintily shod feet stirtched out 1( their limit, hei- clasped hands at the back of her head. Her blue eyes were turned (Mxiuettisldy ui)ward lowai-d Jimmy ' s own blonde countenance. " So you think thai would be ' bout right, do you. ' You ' re sure you — you ' d like it. ' — I ' ve got foi ' ty-seven cents saved up. an ' ' Pommy Blake ' ll give me lliree foi ' hel|)in ' him cari-y papers in the moi-nin " . I ' ve got to get up at four o ' clock, but I don ' t mind that a bit. I ' d get up at thive for the sake o ' them three eenls. It costs the most of all of ' " m in Folsam ' s. and I want to give — somebody a peach of a valentine. " And .Jimmy blushed to the tips of his ears. Arabella smiled and dropped HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. her eyes. Emmeline Janet, behind the stove, felt a hiiiii) rise in her throat as she thought of that valentine, all ciipids and lace and lovely bleeding ' hearts, which was to g-ladden the heai-t of Arabella Tompkins. " Course, " Jinnny stammered, " don ' t tell anybody about it. I wouldn ' t have give it away only I wasn ' t real sure how pretty it was and I just ask you because — oh! — because you ' re so i)retty yerself — kinda like one o ' them cupids — and I thought you ' d know — at least, if you liked it. " " Yes, it ' s beautiful, " Ai-abella inurmured softly, " pretty, ' nough for anybody. Jimmy ' s bi-ow puckered anxiously. " Say. I don ' t want it — for anybody. Is it pi ' etty " nough for — for — the very bulliest girl in the world. ' " " Oh, yes, " Araliella bluslied. " quite. " On Valentine Day Emmeline Janet took lier solitary way to school past Folsam ' s to see if by any chance the lovely Valentine was still there. She felt a lingering hope that Jimmy might have overslept and lost the three cents necessary to complete the fifty. Then Arabella wouldn ' t get the valentine and Emmeline Janet would be nearly happy. She paused a minute before Folsam ' s window and shut her eyes tight. Then she screwed her courage to the sticking place and looked. It was gone. ' While she stood there, the tears of .jeal- ousy and disappointment almost blinding her, the door opened and some one darted past her down the road. It was Jimmy, and in his arms he held a white pasteboard box. With a heavy heart Emmeline Janet turned and plodded on to school. Instinctively her hand found its way to a strand of haii- above her ear and began slowly to separate it from the sleek, tight braid. As she left the cloak room Jimmy bounced into his seat and hid his head in his geography. He had just put the valentine in Arabella ' s desk, she thought hotly, as she slipped into her seat, and no wonder he hid his face. Lightly she wound the strand of hair about her finger, but the jerk was checked midway ; for there in her desk lay a white pasteboard box. She lifted the lid just enough to peep inside and see — The Valentine: Arabella ' s valentine: the one with cupids and lace and bleeding hearts: the only one for fifty cents at Folsam ' s. She took oli ' the lid and turned the valentine over. There, on the back, in Jimmy ' s sprawling hand, was written : " The prettiest girl in school said this was good enough for the bulliest girl in the world. And that ' s you. " A radiant smile overspread the face of Emmeline Janet as she tui-ned toward the geography, around the corner of which peeped one blue eye that retreated instantly behind the big book. Very deliberately Emmeline Janet took the strand of red hair dangling over her eai " and tucked it away securely under her side-comb. 1 0 HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. Benched. AUSE — oh ye sedate Senior in your pursuit of learning, and ye, joyous Junior, in your racing riots of pleasure — and visit with me the realms of the Past. Out of the dim, dusky corners of your memoi ' y can you distinguish the ghost of the Day when you were tirst " Benched: ' " If so, there lies not interest nor novelty upon this page and I advise you to peruse some other page, but if the memory of tluit day has faded let a recent sufferer tell ycm how it felt. Let us say. for the sake of argument, that it happened like this: Somehow, you had passed out of your Freshman Days unbenched. For in those infantile days you were wont to keep your eyes from wandering, your lips from whispering and your sense of humor safely snuggled in the back- ground. In Freshman Days, you walked sedately through the halls, you kept your voice lowered and looked with Avonder. akin to awe. upon tlie giddy Sophomores. Juniors and Seniors who race and prance and shout through the halls. But when you had learned to conjugate amo in the subjunctive, and to add, subtract, multiply, divide, " involute and evolute " X and Y — ah, then you became a Sophomore. Now a Sophomore is a mighty big Personage in the opinions of all the — Sophomores, and so you decided that High School wasn ' t such a dry dig after all. You learned, or thought you did, that it was perfectly possible to talk and giggle in a session room, if you did these things discreetly when the teacher ' s eyes were elsewhere. Yea, you had i)assed thi-ough a couph of months in this happy state of being before THE DAY came! All — ' Twas this way. You were sitting in an attitude of study when the most delicious joke popped itself into your head. What on earth is the use of a joke without it ' s being shared? Is the music sufficient unto its compose)- — no, he nuist have the applause of an audience. Is a novel sufficient unto its writer — he nuist know that others read his words. IIoAV much less, then, is a joke sufficient unto a jokei-. So right there lay the trouble — you told thai joke! Presto! There wei-e two gi-inning faces instead of one — two bodies (piivcring with unrcsti-aincd inii-th wlien suddenly the raps, i-aps of a rider coming shai ' ply in contact with a desk came down to you. And the stern voice of the Power-Behind-the-Desk came hurling thi ' ougli the atniosphere to whei ' c you trembling sat and you were bidden to take the front seat. You — you w ere Beiu-hed ! Awful, oh awful Day! Yet placidly you sat there awaiting the i-iiiging of the bell. It seemed not such a dreadful punishment. True, you were ruthlessly deprived of a few HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. J l minutes " study, but you could almost ti-anslate your Caesar. But Avait ! the bell rang, you were summoned to j ' our seat. The whole ridiculousness of the situation that you — a grown up Sophomore — had been punished in a way very similar to the standing in the corner of a baby — thrust itself upon you. You smiled. Nay — grinned at the foolishness of the Institution of Benching. When lo ! the Powerful one wheeled about and fixed his l)espectaeled eyes upon you, and er — a — er — somehow you found youi-self again reposing on the Bench. The second bell rang; your class filed out; there amidst a vast assemblage of Juniors and Seniors you sat. one. poor, small ( . ' ) half-frightened Sophomore. Then you heard your name called and were given the command to walk out of the room without giggling. Torture of Tortures ! Two hundred and fifty amused gazes were upon you, five hundred ears were strained to catch the giggle, and an ecpial number of lips were smiling at you. some maliciously, some sympathetically, but all amusedly, as you solemnly left the room, your eyes nailed to the floor, your mouth screwed to hold back the grin that would come. Then just as the dooi- was safely passed there was an explosion as the long suppressed giggle was emitted and you were free — for a minute. But there was an afternoon forthcoming. You hadn ' t reckoned on that, but it came and with it summons to Room — but that would be telling ! However, as you passed the sea of smiling faces and confronted your torturer, a little spark of revenge planted itself in your heart. And as you took the directed seat you thought to yourself, " Never mind, just you wait, I ' ll get even! " The teacher in whose charge you were left was pretty and your flagging spirits were raised as you thought, " P ' raps I ' ll be comfortable this hour any- way. " Accordingly you placed your arm ui)on the desk back of you and rested your already tired head upon it. " Rap — Rap — Rap " and turning around you obeyed the motions which unmistakably meant, " turn around. " And this from the " pi-etty teacher! " " Handsome is as handsome does, " you thought grimly, and sat in a sti ' aight. stitf, miserably uncomfortable position waiting, longingly for the bell and a change of teachers. The minutes dragged on ! Interminably long, empty minutes ! You con- jugated all the verbs which you could (Avhich weren ' t very many), you named the members of the Olympic Council, and tried to figure out if Bryan would run for President in 1912 — all this was tiresome and no fun. Over and over again you counted the little decorations of wood on the closet door. There were sixty-five of them, if you counted left to right, but from right to left, try as you would, the number would always be sixty-six. Oh, pshaw ! Oh, for something to think about, oh. for an exciting day dream ! Your eyes wan- dered over the window. Bare limbs of trees, and smoking chimneys greeted your eyes, nothing more. " This is the limit, " you thought. " Nothing to read, nothing to think, nothing to do. Just sit here. " You would even have preferred reciting your HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. special aiityi)atliy — Al.uvl)i ' a — than to sit, just sit still, idle. " Even studying, " you thouubt. " is better than tbis. " You eouiited tbc luiinbci- of cfacl s on tbc Moor fi-om the Ijlack-boai ' d to youi- seat, and ti-i ' d to speculate as to how many there were in the room. Hut your scant knowledge of IMathcmatics didn ' t bold out fai ' enough to enable you to figure all that out. Oh. bow t ii ' ed you were! At last you under- .stood why P en( ' bing is considi ' red such a dire punishment. Apart from the niortitieatKui. and the publicity of it. your liones ache. oh. bow tired you get. At last the bell rang. AVc ll. anyway, one period was over, and there would lie a change of teachers. P ' l-aps the next one would let you be com- fortable at least. The faintest glimmer of hope dawned in youi ' heart. " With a cheering smile the next teacher came in Oh. kindest of Ladies, .she turned her back on you the whole jieriod. Happy: ' Comfortable? Well, I guess! At least as nuicb so as a hard, hard seat could make you. " At last, " you thought, " .joy. I ' ll be comfortable this period at least. Ha, ha! What care I because I ' m Benched, look at the Caesar recitation I ' m missing! " (That was before you had learned of the in recitations that goes along with the other pleasures of Being Benched.) The second houi ' went bettei ' . Y(ni wei ' e comfoi ' table ! So comfortable, in fact, that you speculated on buying the teacher some tlowers out of sheer gi ' atitnde. Then, as you remembei ' ed the condition of your i)Ocket-l)ook, you rather abruptly changed youi- mind. Things began to get hazy, and somehow% before you realized your condition, you were reposing in a hammock with a box of Aurentz ' s in handy reaching distance. You were swinging, higher — biuhei- until you fell. " Ouch, " " you muttered, as your head bumped upon the desk ' . Mercy! Vou had gone asleep, l)ut bush, no one must ever know. So. primly you sat. stiff and straight as a ramrod and awaited the ringing of the bell. After a century or so it sounded, and you found yourself being ordered to the front seat in your own session room. You were ragingly furious by now! Keveiige . ' Your soul cried out for it. .Just let them dare inflict another i)unishment ui)oii you. You would — well, it would be some- thing awful thai ' ou would do 1o them. Your imagination couldn ' t conjure up anything bad enough just yet. All the last jx ' i ' iod you planned your tactics, how you would coolly march up 1o llie desk of your unfeeling tormentor, straight and proud, and renounce him in cold, hai ' d tones before the whole lot of admiring Seniors. Even now you could see their eyes liuht with surprise and envy at your daring bravery. Kven now you could feel the clasj) of their hands as they hailed you the Champion of the cause of the .Much-Benched. Ah, glorious would be that llionielll ! Hal what bliss it would be to show the ci-uel Tyrant that be. not be, could so maltreat du without paying the ])rice. You would scoff at him if he dared stop you, jeer at him if he tried again to domineer his power over you. Bravely EIGII SCHOOL A ' NVAL. J,S [)erse( ' iit()r, aiiain he directed Meeklv you folded inarching- up to liis throne you wouhl shiy liiiu with the cuttin.u ' sluu ' i)ness of your touguo. Little would there be left of him after your ri-uel woi-ds. Oh. poor fellovr ! So you plauned it. But didn ' t it really happen like this: The bell rang ' and again you faced youi you to your seat, whieh you ol)ediently. nay luunbly took your hands and awaited his pleasure. Down the aisle he eame, you uei-ved youi ' self to rise to meet him. your denunciation on your lips — but er — well, you tlidn ' t get up, someh(»w. Then he spoke, " Have you had all the fun you want . ' " he demanded. Vou waited. started to speak, but your tongue would not move to the words so carefully planned. Your pride, your and)iti(»n. your desii ' e for revenge. ' Where Avere they? For. instead of denouncing, jeering, scoffing, in the meekest, humblest of tones you responded, " Yes, sir. " HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. Alumni Notes. X ' I ' lIE course of a year ' s time many things have happened to change our Ahimni Record. A number of the former graduates have been married — Miss Jennie Dille to Mr. Barrett; Miss Maude Longshore to Mr. William Wareham: Mr. Fred Crumpacker to Miss lary Windle, another graduate; .Mr. George McNay to Miss Inez Gray; liss INIabel Smith to Mr. A. R. Palmci-; Miss Abbie Duggan to Ir. Ernest Lay; liss Grace Warchus to .Mr. Ghauncey Dellarding, and IMiss Mabelle Lii)piiian to Mr. Paul Xuppnau. Jr. In the hist year we have lost two of our graduates by death — Lucy LaForce and .Mabel Stui-geon. A great number of the younger of the V. H. S. Alumni are attending college at Michigan, Purdue. Park Gollege. lo.. Lake Forest, 111., Valparaiso, and various other institutions. It is interesting to know that the nu)thers of three members of the class of ' 09 were graduates of the V. II. S. — Mrs. !Maud ] IcKeelian Johnston, Mrs. Lizzie Babcock Foster and ] Irs. Lillian Parks Huntington. We ai-e especially interested in the graduates of last year, the class of ' 08, because they were fellow students. Dema Timmons is attending the University of Valparaiso. Dolly Hershman is teaching in Indiana. Elizabeth Vanouse is teaching in Oregon. label LaForce teaches in Valparaiso Public Schools. Marguerite Tofte resides in Valparaiso. Harry Doyle claims Chi- cago as his place of residence. lary Turner studies music. Isa Trough teaches in South Dakota. Mabel Lippman married Paul Nuppnau, Jr. Neil Funk attends the University of Va lparaiso. Ellen Anderson ' s address is Vaii)o. Blanche Fifield and Glen Kinne are teaching school. Rae Ilippen- steel ' s home is in Valpo. Clarence Schniecier works in a real estate office in Valpo. Edna Doyle lives in hei " home near the " Vale of Paradise. " Tom Davis woi-ks in Chicago. III. (iracia Green resides in Valpo. Fern liller lives in Pecos. Texas. Hazel McXny works with Lowenstine and Co. Ben Schenck is a surveyor. Bess Keys, Valparaiso, and Ralph larimon, Chi- cago, 111. P vei-y yeai- llic Alumni Association gives a bnn(|uet. and accoi-dingly the tliirty-foui ' th animal l)an(|U( ' t took place hisl May. A reception was held in the School Hall before going to Ihe gymiuisiuiii, which was used as the ban- (juel I ' ooiii. A host of good things were served by tlie junior girls under the direction of Miss Benney. The toasi mistress of the evening was Mrs. Van Ness. Many excellent toasts wci-e given in the coui ' se of the evening. Miss Mary Turner represented the class of ' OS and M i-. .1. B. ] rooke. Dr. (i. II. Stoner and Pi-of. 1 . F. Williams were among Ihe guests who resi)onded. —VERA SIEB. HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. J o The Trip to the Land of Senior. ANY were the eries of joy when we .iuinped into .the flyiii i- Junior Ship, leaving behind ns.in the hands of the unsuspecting Freshies. the Demon of Sophomore. I Avill not attempt to count those who escaped " by the skin of their teeth. " ' for it would be a hopeless task. Suffice it to say then, that we were all al)oard the pleasant •lunioi ' Sliip. prepared foi ' a (juiet or a turl)uhMit voyage, whicliever it sliould befiueath to us. We found our voyage very pleasant witli the exception of a few sliocks against the treacherous Rocks of Latin, wliich are scattered all along the Junior River. It was well known that Cicero left these treacherous rocks to harass his too eager followers. Some of the hasty crew remarked that Cicero ought to have died in his cradle, but a stern look from the Pilot, who was taken on especially for the Latin Rocks, caused their murmurings to drift into silence. Now and then a whirlpool of Geometry shook the ship and threatened to swamp it and the crew, but by the skillful maneuverings of the Geometric Pilot, with the aid of the crew, the ship cleared the danger and drifted easily along. At times the Dragon of History, with glaring eyes and tiery breath bore down upon them, but she was easily repelled by the eager crew. English, the most powerful giant of the I niverse. did not even attempt resist- ence to the good ship as it sailed fearfully along. How long our voyage lasted we could not well tell for no one guessed how fast the time was fleeting, so engrossed were we in dancing and singing, to say nothing of the Basketball and Football games we had on board. Then, if ever, we are swept oflf our feet by enthusiasm, too great to be pushed aside by reason. Who can, if a lover of athletics, stick to the floor or halter the vocal organs ' But since all those who become great nnist have been a fool in the eyes of some one, do not be ashamed of wholesome enthusiasm. The Pilots of our vessel startled us one day as we were nearing the end of our voyage by telling us that, before entering the Kingdom of Seniors we would have to plan some enjoyment for the present inhabitants before they would give up their much beloved land to us. We called our crew together and elected a person who had as much renown in our crew as Roosevelt has in the nation. She took it in hand to make the poor, half-starved Seniorites happy for once at least. " We passed the hat " among the liberal crew, just as we were nearing the shoi-( s of our future home. We shall lun ' er forget the sight, as the pool- famished Seiiioi-s made short work of the " blaster-piece of Bridget, " but it did our heai-ts good ami we all entered our " PR(): [ISED LAND " with hearty songs of joy. —HISTORIAN. HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. History of the Sophomore Class. In the early Autumn of 1907 as several of the members of the class of ' 09 were strolling- toward their V. II. S. they beheld numerous objects coming from known and unknown parts which, upon close investigation, revealed themselves to be persons coming to form the class of 1911. A few months later in the beginning of the second term more joined their ranks. The history of the class of ' 11 dawned in glory, for besides the scholars there were athletes and musicians among them. In its freshman year the class was represented in the . II. S. football team, basketball team, baseball team, orchestra, and the chorus accompanist. The second year was commenced with a few missing members and some new ones. The V. H. S. claimed no football team, but ' 11 was still represented in the basketball team. In the few remaining weeks of our Sopho- more days the class will ti-y to make its record as good as its past record and at the close of the term depart from its Sophomore days with no regret. ]Much of the history of the class of ' 11 must remain unwritten in this brief article because we are not permitted to look into the future; for this reason we may only say that every effort will be made to form a Junior class that will surpass all otliei- Juni(M ' classes of the V. H. S. —HISTORIAN. HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. 47 Freshies. AVILL tell yaw how we freshies. Innocent and trembling ' came, Through the halls we all did wander Until marshalled in our seats, Until I rr. Skinldc told us. Told us in his voice sonorous. Told us how to work for honor. Told us how to get our Dutch and Latin And told us Avith a voice serene Not to try to run the teachers. Well, we worked and worked and studied, And we kept on getting better, Kept improving all the time. Now we are real valiant Freshies, Used to Freshmen ' s numy trials, And we ' ve laid aside our greenness, Looking, waiting for the next years, Waiting until we ' ll be Seniors And possess a worldly knowledge And as Seniors be victoi ' ious. We ' ll then wave our banner skywards As the Sophomores will we holler, As the Juniors we ' ll be yelling. And as the Seniors we will cry, Eah! Rah! Rah! 1912! V — I — C — T — — R — Y. J,8 HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. -qjoivi e i ki The Oratorical Contest of 1 909. T THUNDERED and liohtened in door and out on the evening of ] [areh 26. 190f). AVith a ti ' ue Shakespearean sense of harmony, external nature exerted herself to make a fitting ' background for that " most ominous occasion. " the Sixth Annual Oratorical Con- test. But in si)ite of the showei ' s. the assembly room of the Central Building was tilled with an enthusiastic audience. The oratorical work has become so well established that it was considered advisable this year to make the pai ' ticipation entirely voluntary. The number of contestants in the first pi-eliminary program, however, Avas not materially diminishi ' d by this ari ' angement. Twelve girls and three boys entered and de- livered their oi-ations Ix ' fore the High School Faculty. Six of the girls were chosen with the three l)oys to represent the sehool in the public contest. The names of rlic speakei-s and their sul)jects ai ' e as follows: The Conservation of Our Eoi-esfs Vera Sieb China ' s Problem of Today Finette Bartholomew The ] iaster of His Life Berniece Reynolds The Sin of the Pi ' isons Dorothy Arvin Tlie Moral AwakiMiing in ( iovci-nmental Affaii ' s Alice Cornell .Moi-al Staiuhii-ds Laura Xuppnau Labor and Tariff ' Wallace Wilson Emjjloycr and ?jiiiph)yee William .lohnston Woman ' s Siirtrage Charles Ilahnkamp When tlic oi-atoi ' s ai ' c as evenly matclu ' d as these young people were it is a difficult inattcr to make Ihc decision as to just which one is best. But excellence in composition as well as a (|uiet and impressive delivery gave the lionors of eiileriiii; the county contest to Doi ' othy Ai-vin and Wallace Wilson. Valparaiso has been luuisually successful in these yearly contests. In the HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. five years it has won four first places and two seconds, and its chorus has never failed to win. Antl tliis success has come not because of any i-eniai ' kable individual talent, but because many have worked cai ' iiestly. and the winner each time has been compelled l)y tlie competition to do his w(u-k thoroughly and well. It has never been chance that has won our victoi-ies, but plodding ' , hard work. J J J The Sin of the Prisons. riA(.(;El). foi-loi-n looking ' little boy. whose father was an habitual druidvard and thief and whose motluM- was a skilful shop lifter, was brought 1)ef(U ' e a .iuvenile coui ' t at the age of thirteen on the charge of attempt to steal. He was sentenced to a reft)rma- tory for three years, a sentence which was lengthened to five years on account of his misbehavior. While in the reformatory idleness and the association of accomplished, hardened criminals, encouraged all the heredi- tary evil of his nature. At nineteen he was again brought before the court, this time for safe-breaking. lie was sentenced to a state prison for ten years and there, confinement, idleness, impure air and solitude completed his ruin. His life from that time was a court record. Do you realize that this cycle of human life is occui ' ing every day right in our very midst: ' Is it the fault of the courts: ' No. Their Inisiness is to interpret the law. Is it the fault of the reformatory oi ' prison officials. ' Xo. not entirely. They ai ' e the tools of the people. It is tlie fault of the system and the system originates, where? With the people. Consider the atrocious Georgia Peonage system — the abuses of which have been so lately investigated and reformed. That hori-ible practice had been in existence, until very recently, since the Civil W ar. (langs of negroes and white men convicted of ci ' ime were leased out by contractors for so much a head to farmers and manufactui ' ers. Neglected disease, unsanitary conditions, harsh treatment and heavy labor soon converted the man into a beast, and not only did men sutfer this awful fate but even vei ' y young boys. We are told of a delicate, unhealthy, fourteen yeai ' old child being bru- tally whipped by a guard. The boy died of tuberc dosis a few days later, at least the overseer ' s report was to that effect. Georgia ' s convict lease system is an unfaii- example it is true, but there are many evils existing in the prisons all over our land. T nhealthy cells, excess of labor, idleness of mind and ))ody. uneducated, bmital guards, the oo man school a.xmal. vi(l( i-nnt ' i ' ill Ihe aee of pi-isdiuM-s coiitiiUMl to ctlief. Avoiiien haviii ' i ' male altciulaiits. and many olhci ' misuses arc (U ' radiiiu society. Criiiiiiial an1 ln ' oi)olo - is a coiiiparativcly iiiodci ' ii st idy wliicdi has been developed to (juilc ail extent in Italy and America. One of tlie most earnest American students of tliis subject is Mr. Z. l. l roidavay. who. after years of study and observation, has founded an i(h al rcfoi-matory. It is the Elmira Reformatory in the state of New York. The institution is beautifully situated among ' the hills and commands an exc(dl(Mit view. The reat idea and ])Ui ' pose of the Elmira system is to give the prisonci- a desire for bettcn- things, to develop his spiritual as widl as his ])hysical nature to the utmost, in other words to set him on his feet and send him ba(d to society a (dean, honest citizen. ca])a])le of earning ' a good income, a helj) uistead of a menace to his fellow-men. The i-efoi-matory lun-eives prisoners whose age limits are sixteen and ihirty. AVhen a jn-isoner enters Elmira. the g(nieral sui)erintendent, who is Mr. Hro(d way himself, talks privately and eontidentially Avith him and en- deavors to leai ' ii all he can about the subject ' s former life; his parents, his home and his education. The supei-intendent is thus aide to deti rmine the prisoner ' s greatest needs and he is treated accordingly. The most important factoi ' s of reform of the institulion are education, conduct and work. If so ' iety thinks to com|)el a man to sit in solitude and continement for tifteen or sixteen hours a day without occupation of mind or body, is going to reform him, we can only lament its stui)idity. Part of the day at Elmii-a is devotinl to study and i-ecitation. All of the common branches are taught and even the most advaiic(Ml subjects are touched upon. In place of ha ing a (dei ' gyman inler iew the |)i-isoner in his cell once or Iwice a week ibis ideal reformatory provides for a (dass in practical ethics in whicdi the ])risoners are free to express themselves and to ask questions. This (dass takes for its (diief topic of discussion. - ' IJighl Living. " How nuieh hetler is this system of building up the main moral (diaracler than is ein]iloyed in most of our prisons. It is al)sur(l 1o allow a man 1o continue dully in a prison routine until a fixed day a! ' ri ' es and opens the pi ' ison door. I y the l lmira mark system the pi ' is(Mier gains his freedom al)solut(dy on his own merit. It may be befoi-e the day lixed by law. but it can not exceed the stale ' s sciiieiice. Thus there is a constant stimulus to uood l)(dia io! ' . industry and study on the part of the i)risonei-. Labor coustilutes an impoi-tant factor in the Klmira I ' outine. There is a distiiKdion made between productive labor and instructive labor. One is the actual utilization of the physical sti-eiiglh of the pi-isoiier and the other is lh( tea(diiiig of tr;ides. It was found that To |)ei ' cent of the individuals sen- tiMiced to Klmira knew no ti-adc and (•onse(pient ly practically all of the c ion trades are taught in a seieiilibc manner. The manufacturing of hard- iiKiii srnooL AyyiAL 51 ware, bnislies. brooms, tiinvjii ' c. mikI many other useful articles is cai ' i ' ied on. The institution could easily he self-suppoi-tini; ' if it wei ' e not foi- leuislaf ion in the state of New Yoi ' k which i-estricts prison labor. The subject of prison ]-eform should ai)peal to all honest men from the standpoint of patriotism as widl as from the standpoint of humanity. Society owes this nnich to h(M ' self that she i-efoi-m hei- criminals in the bi-ojulest sense of the word before she i-eceives tluMU to hei ' self a ain. Aiul fi ' om a standpoint of humanity we ouuht all to considei- the fact that most of the unf(trtunate class of beings called criminals have not had the encoui-aucnuMit for I ' ight that we have had. Bad heredity and unfavoi ' able eiivii-onment have often ovei ' come a man ' s better impulses in s])ite of all his striving ' to do i-ight. Let us make an honest effort to help these brotluu-s of ours, who have stra -ed from the path of rectitude, because it is a duty we owe to them, to the country and to our (lod. —DOROTHY AKVIX. HIGH SCHOOL AyXL ' AL. Labor and the Tariff. TARIFF, either foi- i-evcnuc oi- protection, ha.s been a tradition in the history of this country. In the early life of our nation the taritt ' existed in the form of toll. The law gave individuals who maintained the public highways the right to levy a certain tax upon all those who passed along the road. The farmer driving along this public highway toward the city with his ])ro(hu ' ts was re(piired to pay toll, and when he sold his goods the toll M ' as added to the original value of the coiMuiodity and of coui ' se the price was increased. The consumer, in buying what he needed, in the end. paid the toll or tariff. But why did not the consumer object to paying it? Why did he not then say as he does today, that it was unnecessary and unjust taxation ; that it was too cumbersome and a burden to all the people. lie paid it cheerfully because in the long run he was the one who profited by the exjienditure. He paid it willingly l)ecause he received the benefit. Very early in her histoi-y the Tnited States entered into commercial rela- tions with England. But at fii ' st ocean ti-atfic was can-ied on only on a small scale, and very little was shipped to what is now sent abroad. The United States needed England ' s manufactured products, but they were not admitted into our country then because of the great natural obstruction existing in the foi ' in of the Atlantic ocean. But someone overcame this difficulty and gi-eat ocean liiu ' rs were soon cutting that vast expanse of water. England ' s manufactui ' ed goods were then brought into our country, but the i)eople of this nation were not at that time forced to pay a tariff. AVhy ? Because they needed England ' s manufactured products and liecause the United States had no manufacturing interests which needed ()rotcction. However, one marked characteristic of the American citi en is that he is never satisfied. He always wants more aiul as the result of this characteristic, the American soon began to manufacture his own goods. Being at first a poor nation, this era of manufacturing was not a v( ry successful one. Something was lacl iim. Our manufactui ' crs needed something to make England ' s goods as high in price as theirs in oi-der to sell their own goods and shut out such of England ' s g ' oods as they couhl maiuifacture. P ' .ngland could transpoi-t hei- goods to the United States and still sell them cheaper than our manufacturers could produce tlicni. Kvculually a tariff was im|)osc(l for the i)rotecti()n of llic (loiiicsfic intcrcsis and as a resulf of this lai ' iff llic .Viiici-ican consumer could bu - Amci ' ican nuuiufacf urcd yoods as clieai) as those manufactured in HIGH SCHOOL AXXVAL. England and the American nianufacturei- had llic advaiilai c iKM-essai-y to establish his business. Another ii ' reat aeconipiishiiieiit in the histoiy of Ameri- can prosjn I ' ity. It seeius that in the lii-owth of this nation she received just what was needed to help her ah)ni: ' . The tariff at that time was one of the best things that could hai)pen to this country. It was a pi-otection and just what our manufacturers neeih d. But there came a change as in the life of an individual. When one is successful in a certain work then is when he must l)e most careful and watch- ful. Our industries grew and the tariff for a time was the promoter, but after a while some hidden force began to undermine the nation. The moral standard of the nation Avas being lowered. While greedy foi- gold the government failed to notice the rapid pi-ogivss of this evil. The tai-iff. like an evil habit, was fast taking the shape of a dark over-hanging cloud, and now our government has come to the realization of the fact that one of the most serious i)roblcms that ever confi-onted the American commonwealth is now facing it. In my opinion the tariff has served its purpose. It has done its duty. It has put our manufacturing interests on such a footing that they are unsur- passed by any in the world. America has become the richest and most power- ful nation in the world and the protective tariflf has played an excellent part in bringing about this enormous growth in wealth and prosperity. But Andrew Carnegie says that the great industrial corporations of the United States can compete wnth and defeat any manufacturing interest in the w orld, both in price and quality of the goods produced, without a protective tariff. Steel manufactured in the Ignited States has been sold for the past year in Great Britain for $20 per ton and here in the United States we must pay $25 per ton. And this is only (Uie case in hundreds. Think of it! Ameri- can citizens selling to an Englishman what they deny in American, of their own Hesh and blood, for the same price. And our government has permitted this state of affairs to exist. Such are the conditions in our own country today. The cost of production in the United States is not what makes the price of the manufactured product so high. The United States can produce goods just as cheaply as any other country. The tariff is the cause of all the trouble. This tax which is imposed upon foreign goods Avhen they entei- our ports increases the price 50 per cent and often times moi ' c than that. From that viewpoint alone the tariff ' is a help to this country, but in the protection of our interests it increases the pi ' ice of American manufactui ' cd goods to almost the same extCTit. When a product is tinished and i-eady foi ' the market the Ameri- can manufacturer says, " I nuike a fairly good pi-otit on my pi-oducts. but thei-e is no reason Avhy I can not make moi-e. The tariff ' by inci-easing the price of foreign goods kee])s the foi ' cigners from selling theii- goods as cheap as mine so T ' U raise my price just enough so that my goods can be sold a trifle cheaper than foreign made gootls. " These are the conditions fostei-ed by llKiH SCHOOL AXMAL. the tariff. This state of affaii-s makes the finished |)T()(lii( ' t so lii h that tho eonimon necessaries of life arc h( von(l the laborer ' s i-cach. Some think the hiborer needs an inei-ease in wa cs. Some think that strikes are unneeessary. ' IMie hd)orer does not need a direet increase in vai:t s. When some method of makin i ' the American mannfacturer s(dl liis uochIs as cheaply as possible is bron iht about, then, and then only, will the laborer receive an increase in wa es. And yet it will not be an inci-ease in wages. It will simply place the common necessaries of life within the laborer ' s reach and o ' ive a chance to put something away to make home Avhat it should be. The eyes of the civilized world are slowly being opened ami the i " esults of this awakening are turning in favor of the laborer. Why must this burden, and it sui-ely may be ealletl a bui ' den. be thrown Avith all its weight upon the poor when our flag, our nation and evei ' ythiiig connected with them stand for freedom in the bi ' oadest sense of the Avord ! Why nuist the burden be thrown une(|ually upon the different classes of the community, especially when those least able are forced to carry it ? The laborer frecpiently strikes because he wants an increase in wages and shorter working hours. But I ho])e I have shown you that he does not need a direct increase in wages noi- is it necessary that liis hours of woi ' k be shortened. He asks oidy that he be allowed to s]iend his hard earned dollars in a free market where he may select what he chooses at the loAvest ])riee at Avhich the goods can be produced and that the increase in price fostered by the tai ' iff ' be completely reduced, thus bringing within liis i-each a liigher standard of living and making the closing days of his life fnll of happiness instead of snff ' ering. -WALLACE WILSON, UKlll SCHOOL A.WIAL. 1 w. K THE Cn Rus H « =F=Ofca • JUU-. 077 v) " " Music hath cluifiiis to soothe tlic sava ie ])i ' east. " When Miss Flint eiitei ' ed tli( V. II. S. two yeai ' s a.yo as nuisieal ilireetress and he.iian tlie or -anization of Ihe Iliuh School Chotnis it was a new depart- ment, hut under her ahh ' iiiana ienient it has rown to he one of the best known and most i)o|)uhii ' oruanizations of the lliuh SehooL With its high- grade musie and Avell-trainctl voices the Chorus meets an enthusiastic reception at evei-y appearance. In the County contest of 1!)( 8 our cliorus won fii ' st honoi-s. Again, on April 17. 1!)09, in the aniuiai county contest, with the excelhuit choinises from Wheelei ' , Hebron, Koiits, and Clu stei-ton, oui ' chorus was victorious. The school is pi-oud of these achievenuuils and the interest in the musical de|)ai ' tm(Mit increases ench yeai-. HIGH SCHOOL AXXFAL. H LP- T SOCIETY NOTES. T THE beuiniiiim ' of the school year the class of ' 09 decided to be a success socially as well as intellectually aud financially. Sub- sequently a meeting was held, class dues were collected and the uynmasium was selected as the place for the next meeting. The meeting ' s in the gymnasium came to an abrupt close on the evening of October llth. when we assembled and started the " Virginia Reel, " while Rose played " The (iirl I Left Behind Me. " But even that evening was not entirely lost foi- we called on Lottie, whom we found with a " Payne. " Zella played " leditation " for hei ' and Vei-a gave a few consol- ing remai ' ks. We always feel amply I ' cpaid whenever we call upon those in 1i-ouble. The most exciting meeting was the hay-i ' ack jiarty at (Ji ' ace Dillingham ' s for it was hei ' e that we learned that Simon was only adapted to three meals a day. William was unable to attend on account of an appointment, a few hours previous, with an automobile. We still wonder if it was the same car that pur.sued us all evening. Sonie nuiy think at a hay-rack party a class like ours would be in (|uite a pi ' edicament. with five boys and about twenty-live girls. We have it all ai-ranged. however, and none of the Hve find it in the least (lifhcult to manage at least half a dozen. ' Tis said that this was the ci-owning social event of the year. In the few i-emaining weeks of our High School life we have several par- ties, bancpiets, and a Senior dance ])lanm ' d. aside fi ' om the i-egulai- i-outine of Commencement week. In addition to the Senior class parties and meetings there have been other functions in High School this year. Especially is this true since the Basketball team won its championship, for since tliat time scarcely a week has passed HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. o7 that soiiieoiu ' has not baiKpirted them oi- iveii something ' in tlicir honor. Recently they were entertained hy Pi-of. Wech ' kiiiu ' . l)y .Melvin Stinchfield, hy Joe Gardner and by Reginald Felton. Miss Dorothy Arvin entertained the Oiatorieal contestants at her home on East Jef ' erson Street, April . ' I ' d. The orations were again discussed and the good will of the contestants was shown. On February 18th Leland Benton was host to a large number of his High School friends at a Valentine party. The honse was tastefully decorated for the occasion and the heart-shaped symbols ran throughout the menu. Miss Ruth Evans gave a 6:30 dinner April VMh to the " Yolos " and some of their friends. Wallace Wilson entertain ed several of the Seniors at an Piaster party, which, on account of inclement weather, was deferred two weeks. It was held at the Reynolds farm near ] Ialden. Distinct from these " doings " there are still a few clul)s in High School that deserve special mention : among them, the D. C. R., the Yolos, and the T. M. P. are fast walking to the Hill of Fame while tlie W. A. B., the Chiri- guanas and the R. D. 0. will always be at least i-emembered as the most lasting clubs that V. H. S. ever had. 58 HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. VALPO ' S GREAT SOCIAL EVENT. HE following ' invitation was received by the Valpo Basketball Team : " Mr. Wedekiny requests the pleasure of the Champion Bas- ketball Team at his home on Saturday night, Nlarch 13th, at 7:30 o ' clock. " This created a great flurry anuing the renowned heroes of the team, and the leading question of the day was, " What shall I wear? " Sufficient it is to say that the hour brought a full response of as handsome looking a line of boys as can be found in the State of Indiana. They were received by the host with a brand new empire smile cut on the bias. The first to enter Avas Pinkey Gardner, neatly gowiunl in folds of content- ment, which were vei ' y becoming. The second was Mother Wolfe, a striking figure, very superb, and beauti- fied by many puffs of pride over the recent victory; a very grandiloquent figure of this great social event. The third, Dude Wilson, came marching in with a directoire expression of sadness because of his last game, and that his Basketball days were over. For the fourth. Josh Stinchfield appeared with his psyche knot just over his furrowed brow, which gave him a Grecian-like appearance that belonged to 25 B. 0. Next appeared Snaky Ritter, with a demi-train of happy thoughts, which did not detract from his towering height. Cal Ben-y wore a pretty self-satisfied expression which was as becoming as the Queen Elizabeth ruche found at his neck. Next came Deaner, who wore points of the year ' s score gathered in at the neck. This was set off by a pretty hem-stitched smile with eaton (eaten) effect. Last came the belle of the evening, Rexie, dressed in many flounces of excitement over which was placed in many patterns the great victories won. As an entertainment foi the evening, problems were solved, e. g. : In the game with East Chicago Pinky made one-fourth as many points as Cal, one-fifth as many as Stinch, twice as many as Mother, seven less than Cuttee and one less than Snaky. Two points were awai ' ded. making a total of thirty-five. How many were made by each player? Next they were called to the dining room, where Ir. Wedeking announced he would serve his lunch prepared by his own small hands. But, alas ! just as the warriors sat down a terrific ci-ash came from the kitchen, sounding as if it were the downfall of Turkey, over-flow of Greece, breaking up of China and the window peekei ' s fled in alarm. —FLORENCE VAN NESS. HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. 59 " Bart " Gar YOLOS. Pa the Yolo yirls, are perniitted to make our first how to the hiy world through the Annual of 1909. The memhers of our club are neither good-looking nor very intelligent, but have received grades enough from our specialties and by donations. " Peaker " Parker — Candy Kid (song) 72 Barthok)mew — Cultured Voice 76 ' ' Van Ness — Physche Knot 71 " Sal " Nuppnau — Just Herself 78 " Doc " Evans — Divinity 75 Total .... 367 Average . . 75 2-5 As a bunch Ave received for good looks, 1: as waitresses. 3: good behavior, 3: donations by William Johnston. 3-5. These grades, added to our average, gives us 81. which, as a passing grade, perniits us to appear in this big- Avorld. The Yolos have been organized for the past four months, having their meetings every Friday night. We have not only had our regular meetings but have had serenading parties, moonlight strolls, divinity feasts, marshmallow roasts, slumber parties and musicals. All of these have been good stunts and were enjoyed by every one of the Yolos. J D. C. B. The D. C. B. is the smallest cooking club in existence by no means of the least importance. They can cook even Caterer Jones herself stand in awe in Valparaiso, but ings that would make Berniece ' s salad and Mai ' ic ' s veal loaf would make one ' s mouth water. That De Witts have a cow can easily be seen as all of Hazel ' s dishes are loaded with whipped cream. Cleowa ' s cake tastes fine, but is sadly in need of a prop. Jeannette ' s dainties from AVindle ' s are quite like those that mother makes. The New Year ' s supper at : rarie ' s home was long to be I ' emembered by the 1). ( ' . B. and tlicir boy friends. It is needless to say the boys were armed with pain-killer, which was of no avail. IILGII SCHOOL ANNUAL. 61 W. A. li. HOULD you ask us whence Sthis laughter, Why these bright and smil- ing faces, Brighter far than most around us Shining with a joy celestial: We would ask — Have you forgotten W. A. B. that renowned order — We who fix those dainty dishes — Dishes that when served before us Make our hearts throb with such pleas- ure As we gather ' round the camp-fire And partake of our successes. Kelly now has been united To the tribe of Mos-a-backas, And her sweet and smiling visage Buried deep in books of learning; Buried deep that it is seldom That she joins our happy number. One among this band of Wabas Is deserving of much honor; She it is who with her brushes Helps to beautify our wigwams; She it is who by her acting Makes us merry at our councils; By these talents you will know her, Edna, daughter of Chief Agar. The Fates indeed have smiled upon us. Given to our club great honor, Coming thus as Oratory Silver-tongued — ah unsurpassing ! Three of us were in that contest, Vera, Dorothy and Alice, And they brought us first and second. She who won for us the medal She who moved us with such language Dorothy, the pride of Arvin; How can we ever praise or thank her! Winner of that goodly contest Judged to be the best ' ere given In that edifice of learning. Heap big festival at Christmas! Never shall the tribe forget it; Mighty was the crowd that gathered At the wigwam of Alicia. Gathered ' round the festive pine-tree. Clad in all our richest raiment, And when all had finished feasting Then it was the mighty pine-tree Gave us of its gifts abundant. You shall know how Agnes Sisson Gave us all long beads of wampum, Beads indeed of many colors. It is she who gives such pleasure When we migrate to her wigwam, When we gather ' round her camp-fire. You shall hear how Margaretta Went in search of new adventures, From our number she departed To the great steel city, Gary, Where her art in Sten-o-graphy Won for her a lasting favor With the great men of the village. Isa, ' ere the frosty winter Left its cold and dreary bleakness. Went to the Land of the Dakotas, To that far and distant Westland And set up a house of learning. But the famine and the fever Sent her back with speed among us, And it shall be many winters, Springs and summers ' ere she leaves us For another distant journey. One there is who seems to shun us, Ever scorns us and rejects us. ' Tis the charming Mariola, Gifted with the greatest learning; Who by her most wonderous cooking Charmed away the gnawing hunger. Honor be to three fair maidens Who from long and dreai-y labor Soon will be departing To the tribe of V. Alumni; 6 HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. Afterward in triumph liomeward Come they with their rolls of birch- bark, They are Vera and that Alice, She the head of this great number, And the palefaced Dorothea, Daughter of Chief " Lether " maker. Let us not forget to mention One who when we do assemble ' Round the cheering shining fire-light Makes us merry with her stories. Stories of her wild adventures In her homeland and far countries. Escapades of roller-skating For ' tis Gertrude — she of great wit. Of this merry band of Wabas Some have chosen occupations; Soon the palefaced Dorothea, We can class among that number; To the band of Libraianas She will go with greatest gladness And the others. Vera, Alice, Of tlie graduating number. Also will seek fields of learning, One to follow Kelly ' s leading To the tribe of Mos-a-backas, While the other with her knowledge Goes to teach the Hebronanas. You have heard of all our number, Of our joys and occupations. We shall always be together Bound to each in closest union. And as thus the poet tells us " As unto the bow the cord is " So is each unto the other. DOROTHY LETHERMAN ' 09 GERTRUDE TROUGH ' 10. EIGH SCHOOL ANNVAL. 63 T. M. P. HEX, in the course of a high school career, it becomes necessary for a number of students to depart from the daily routine of school life and assume, with numerous other organizations, a separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and nature ' s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of their fellow students requires them to declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We have no desire to attain renown in the social world, nor do we aspire to great fame in the culinary department. Our sole object in organizing the T. [. P. (dub was to insure happiness and unlimited pleasures to our high school life. Our membei ' s are all worthy of notice and the reputation of each as " ideal entertainers " " is not based merely upon theoi-y or supposition and Sam as a president and host has no equal. AVe have enjoyed the generosity and hospitality of every one in the organization and feel confident of the ability of the club as a whole. The books of the recording secretary would soon I ' emove any doubt of its competence from any dubious mind. We have among us a poet, essayist, and story teller, the renowned Nathaniel, wdio frequently entertains the members with numberless w atery, fishy " marine " " stories. Tracy, Tommy, Augustus, Algy and Joe are all star members and ahvays have the center of the stage wdth the spot light full upon them. All members have now been mentioned but two. We are extremely sorry that we can not have Miss Parke in our midst, but fat letters can easily bridge the space betw een friends. The other member is lacking in wnt and brilliancy ( ?) and upon all occasions sits in some obscure corner tightly holding a little box in one hand which, upon investigation, proves to be a medicine case. It is Dr. Slammer, a perfectly useless portion of the club until after those sumptuous dinners have been served, when he is very active in administering " dope " to his miserable brothers of the T. M. P. If at some future day his aid should prove inefficient there will be only one stone left in the grave yard of memory upon which will be inscribed the following epitaph : Here lies a club, the T. M. P. Their death remains a question. Eight better cooks you ' ll never see. Still thev died of indigestion. : HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. 65 CHIRIGUANAS. LL hail, Chiriguanas, all hail, Give ear to your future, don ' t fail. Of fame President Mable will claim her just share. Nor will she be alone all her days to despair. For Polly will say Aye, and help do his share. And together they ' ll prosper this bright clever pair. Vera Sieb, the smartest of the bunch, Will always do her share at the lunch. And with pen and paper great fame she will find, And will brighten the world with her words, wise but kind. Louise Richards, the youngest of all. Will marry a Count, so grand and so tall. And with him will proudly sail o ' er the Ocean, And be known among many for her family devotion. Alice Cornell, a red cross on her arm soon will wear. And will win the hearts of all under her care. Mabel Fishburn, with her knowledge Will return to the High School to fill Wedeking ' s chair. Mary Turner will wonder for what she was made, ■ " To live all alone? To be an old maid? " She ' ll ponder o ' er this very much, but bless her. Some day she ' ll make ready to wed a professor. Miss Laura Nuppnau, will be a famed heiress. Sought after and wooed by men, e ' en from Paris, But the one she will wed, will be worth the while, For she ' ll marry for love and not for the style. Berniece Reynolds will shine as so- ciety leader. And many ' s the heart of which she ' ll be keeper. Florence Smith on the stage will surely be ' it, " As the College Widow, she ' ll make a great hit. As it is high time for the Chiriguanas to dine, W( will close this poem for 1909. Captains. STINCHFIELD Track HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. 67 BASKET BALL. - yj|jo NEW era dawned in the history of athletics in the Valparaiso High School with the opening of the basketball season of 1908 and 1909. It has lieen the constant effort since the beginning of ath- letics to combine athletics with study so that the one should not interfere with the other, and it is thought that that wish has at last been attained for in the past season not one was down in his studies who took part. At the beginning of the season there was some speculation as to what might be developed in the way of material, but when the players had once become rapt in the spirit of the thing, the matei ' ial developed itself, and hope rose in the school that this would be the best team ever turned out. Team after team met defeat at the hands of the determined lads antl as the great Englewood game drew near they had not onee tasted the bitter gall of defeat. Then, like a blight, misfortune deseemled and dashed the hopes of the team when Felton, the star of the season and for several seasons past was ordered by his physician to discontinue athletics. In spite of his inability to play, he has i-endei-ed us a great service righting our errors and making us into an oiled nuichine. For a time, this dreadfully discouraged the boys, but by a nughty effort they recovered themselves and with the substitutes to till the gap they put up such a game as had nevei- before ])een witnessed in Val])arais(). This started them on the road to success in tinances and honors: although they were defeated by Englewood, it was only by two ])oints: and the crowd that gloi ' ious night, in spite of Ihc inclement weathei ' . was such a one as had been only dreamed of bv the boys. Dkan RiTTER Gardner Skinkle Berry Felton Wilson Stinchfield Wolfe HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. 69 From this time on larj e and enthnsiastic crowds witnessed the i-ames. ' J ' hings grew easier and althongh the absence of Felton was sorely felt it was at this time that Ave fully realized the wonder we had in Wilson, one of the best forwards that ever donned a suit. Then there was Stinchfield, who, although jiitted against the best centers in the tield never bowed to one of them, including (Juthridge, the Englewood star. Then there was Ritter. the best guard in Xoi ' theni Indiana, enough said, and also Wolf, the sturdy guard, who played with a great regularity and con- sistency throughout the year. By the end of the season two good players were developed in Berry and Gardner and their steady playing contributed much toward the ultimate suc- cess of the team. The second team also showed some good work and it is h()j)ed that they may develop some good material for the coming season. Wilson is the only one of the team who will graduate, which will leave a complete team with which to commence the next season. The members of the team are : Stinchfield Center Wilson Left Forward Berry and Gardner Right Forward Ritter Right Guard Wolf Left Guard Felton Coach and Right Forward part of the season Strahls, Dean. Prentiss, Lawrence, Earle. Conover, Tofte, Kitchen Substitutes BASKET BALL SCHEDULE. Winning School Lossing School Score Date Place Officials Valparaiso H. S. Alumni 54-16 Dec. 4. ' 08 Valparaiso Dean Valparaiso H. S. Hobart H. S. 74-8 Dec. 12, ' 08 Valparaiso ] peiT ' " ' Valparaiso H. S. Hobart H. S. 61- 1 Dec. 19, ' 08 Hobart j oods Valparaiso H. S. Crown Point H. S. 25-22 Jan. 9, ' 09 Crown Point j G?over Valparaiso H. S. East Chicago H. S. 23-21 Jan. 16, ' 09 East Chicago Dean Valparaiso H. S. Valparaiso Univ. 49- 9 Jan. 23, ' 09 Valparaiso Dean Englewood H. S. Valparaiso H. S. 23-21 Jan. 30, ' 09 Valparaiso -j Oean " Valparaiso H. S. East Chicago H. S. 35-18 Feb. 11, ' 09 Valparaiso j g n Valparaiso H. S. LaPorte H. S. 26-22 Feb. 19, ' 09 LaPorte -j g len Valparaiso H. S. Crown Point H. S. 28-21 Mar. (i, ' 09 Valparaiso j ggj ' J " ® ' ' Valparaiso H. S. LaPorte H. S. 40-23 Mar. 12, ' 09 Valparaiso Bohlen ( Dean 70 HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. Uncle Ezeriah Goes to a Basket Ball Game. AL.ez I wuz snyiii " Willi day my iieiTu.Jini — 1 suppose you no him — he ez wuz my favorite sister ' s boy. She as married Sam Wag ' gel- tail. it mite he sum fifteen years ago — no by gum, it wuz seven- teen years ago, eome tlie fourth of July. I remember it Avaal, seein " ez it wuz on thet day thet Jim B-iih v ' s " Clrate Continen- tal Surkuss " kum to Cobb ' s Corners. I think the posters called it " The (Irate Amalegation of Trained Animals en Acrobats " — en every buddy in the nay- burhood went to see it. The pa raid avuz fine, stretched out most half a mile, en I ' ll be gum swizzled ef Constuble John Hayes didn ' t urrest a cupple of clowns ez wuz curvettin ' round, thinkin ' ez how they wuz a cupple of hay- seeds en didn ' t belong there. W ' al, ez I wuz sayin ' , everybuddy went to the surkuss — even those ez didn ' t hev the money to go on. T hurd thet no count, shiftless, Crum Backer en his wife a tawkin, in Si (ireen ' s store. She Avanted to buy a tw enty-five jiound sack of flour sayin ' ez how she didn ' t hev eny, but sez he, " Ef you all are fool ' nuff to by thet flower weuns won ' t hev eny money to see thet surkuss. Youns kin borry sum from the naybors when you git hum. " En she give in, en went to see the surkuss, en it warn ' t much ' count nuther. Ez I sed before everybuddy went — even Ann en Sam Waggeltail, who hed bin runnin ' with hur most two years, en when I kum back. I ' ll be gummed ef they hedn ' t bin en got merried, just after the surkuss. Ez I wuz sayin ' afore I got started on thet surkuss, my neft ' u Jim kum round en sez, " Kum by a tikut to the Basket Ball game next Saturday nite. it ' s goin ' to ])e a fine one. Crown Point ' s a kummin ' en you want to kum en see our boys lick ' em proper. " I esked him how much it cost, en sez he, " Only fifteen cents. " " Why, " sez I. " thet ' s moren I ever giv Sally for sweetmeets when I wuz cortin ' hur: but bein ' ez how it ' s you I guess I ' ll go. " W ' al, so we went, Sally, she ' s my betterhaff ' you know, tho she called me a fool I ' ur kummin. en Jim took us to the sl oolhus, whare we went in. A feHer et the dore hehl out his liaiul, en 1 took it en gev it a good shake en sez, Howdve ! Fine evenin )ut. " 1 wuzn ' t g( ' 11 1 wanted to go to let them hue city judes git the better uv me. en llicn 1 wanted to go in, but he still h( ld his hand out altho his face wuz nillicrcd bewildered, en Jim, hiffiii most fit to dye, sez, " lie Avants your tikuts. " Tlieii 1 wanted to fall thru the flore, but seein ' ez how I cudn ' t. 1 went down the stairs, with Jim and Sally. 1o the sellar, whi-li Ihcy had well 111 U|). When we yot there, Jim led us thru a lawng room — 1 think he called it HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. 71 a haAvl or eorruder, I furgit which — into a big room, wliare a h)t of people, mostly boys and gii ' ls, set in wnn end. In totlier end wnr five or six l)oys all haff dresst. Sally (V- soon cz she saw em, screeched en covered hur face with the feather fan, I got hur twenty years ago et the Fare, en told Jim to tell those boys to go en dress, or she ' d hev to leeve. seein ' ez how it warn ' t no way proper, en wnz jnirfectly skanduhis, fur those boys to appear before ladies in them sawed otf britches en in thare undershirts. But Jim, he sez ez how they war the players en war di-esst all I ' ite. Then Sally en I took a cheer en looked ai ' ound. I cudn ' t see eny taters, or pickels o] ' hai ' d cidei ' keg. sech ez we hev to hum in the sellur, tho I looked all round, en I esked Jim whare they wuz. Jim got mitey red in the face — I suppose it wuz cuz it wuz so hot there — en the feller on the other side of him got red in the face too. en it puckered up, en he commenced to squirm en wiggle, ez if he wuz in grate pane. But Ant Sally put the camfur bottle — she alius kerries it fur faintin ' fits — under his nose, en after wun good whif en another scjuirm he got better, tho it must ev hurt him seein ' ez how thar war teers in his eyes. Then Jim eggsplained ez how they didn ' t hev sech things down there, en call it a " Jim " tho I cudn ' t see the use of a sellur ef you didn ' t put taters en sumthin ' in it. Jest then sum more haff-dresst fellers kum in from annuther i-oom in lock- step, jest like they do in a ])i-ison — en everybuddy clapped there hands, en I clapped too, tho I didn ' t see eny thing to clap for, but Jim sez ez how they wuz our fellers. They begin to play with a round inju i-ubbei- bag — ' bout the size of a medium punkin — throwin ' it et wun anuther, en tossin ' et up in the air en lettin ' it fall thru a wii-e hoop, which wuz fastened to a post. I furgot ez how there wuz a net fastened to the hoop: en bein ' ez how the bottom had fell out, the ball went rite out agin ' en they hed to ti-y it agin. They mite hev saved themselves some trouble by sewin ' up the bottom of the nets, but I most no thet boy ' s ez wuz too all fired lazy to dress properly war too lazy to patch en put en a new l)()ttom. I ' d jes ' got to see this, when awl of a suddin ' . I .iumped fur I hurd a noise, most like thet I hurd, when I wuz most run over by a horsecar in Chi- cago whare I got thet gold brick for only $20. 00 from thet nice lookiu ' feller ez nue me. tho I cudn ' t place him. But on lookin ' round I see two haff dresst boys standin ' in the middle of the fiore facin ' each uther. like they wuz goin ' to fife, en I commenced to get eggsited. until I see ez how anuther feller, who wuz all dressed, standin ' by them with a whistle in his mouth en the inju rubber ball in his hands. When he blue the whistle, he threw the ball up into the air en the uther two boys jumped fur it. Wun uv them hit it en shoved it et anuther fellei- ez thi ' u et et anuther feller. After thet, I didn ' t see much — the boys run round so much, wavin ' there 72 HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. hands, tossiiij ' tlieii- anus, en jiinipin in each ntliei- ' s rode, until I thot sure there " d be a tite. l)ut thai ' wuziTt. 1 felt sartin fruni the way they war kerryin ' on they nuist hev gone niad en woidd be in a niinit tearin ' the clothes oft ' each uther ' s backs. But they didn ' t. They jest kept on throwin ' thet ball round from wan boy to anuther, en tossin ' it et the wire hoops with the bottomless bags, which Jim eggsplained war the baskets, but I eudn ' t see why they wuz called baskets, seein ' ez how they wouldn ' t hold nothin ' . En boys en girls round us kept yellin ' for " Mother " en " Call " en " Wally, " en " Joe " to go ahead en for " Snaky " en " Josh " to ' go it ' — sayin ' ez how they wuz doin ' good work, tho I didn ' t see eny work to do. The boys jest pranced round wun another en thru thet ball et each other, en thru there arms round jest ez if they wanted to rassel but dassent. But when they thru it into one of the openwork sacks, ez had the wire hoop to hold the mouth open, en out of which the bottom hed fell, en this seemed all they wanted to do, tho sum wanted to put it in the other sack en tried to keep the others from puttin ' it in the other hoop en the others wudn ' t let ' em — the people yelled agin en jumped en got turrible eggsited, tho I eudn ' t see anything to git eggsited over. They blew the whistle and called " Time out! " after they kerried on this way fui- it mite l)e haft ' an hour, stoppin ' now en then ez the ball got away frum them en rolled among the sj ectaters. en Avhen they called a fowl an wun of the boys got in the middle of the floor en threw the ball et the basket, en tho I looked all round the I ' oom, I ' ll be hornswoggled ef I cud see eny chickens oi- ducks oi- fui- thet mattei ' enything round us that looked like a fowl ' les ii might be sum of the girls, that war cacklin, en gigglin ' like geese. Then I got my wi ' aps on reddy to go hum. en wuz jest puttin ' that red and yellei " silk bandanner, Avith the spangled stars in it, which I use as a nuififler round my neck, w hen Jim says ez how et wai-n ' t over yet — the boys bein ' only restin ' . Then I set down agin ])ut bein ' mitty sleppy now — Sally and I ginerally go to bed at eiglit o ' clock — I dozed off. but Sally, she poked me in the ribs en told nu ' to (|uit snorin ' en not akt a fool afoi-e those boys and girls ez wuz laffin ' at me. Purty soon the whistle blue agin en the boys kum out agin, but seein ' ez how they just kerried on the same ez before. jumi)in ' in each other ' s i-oad or throwin ' et each other en fiten. to git the ball to their basket, I told Sally we ' d best be joggin ' hum, an we went out and got in tlie kart and di-uv hum. Next mornin ' nelVu -Jim kum i-ound, en asked me how I liked the game, en I answered " Purty well, " kind of cawshus like, seein ' as Sally avuz near en I didn ' t want hur to say " Thar I told you so " — tho I didn ' t enjoy it very much seein ' as thar warn ' t no fiten g ' oin ' on. en i cud see the calves and pigs run en jump at hum like them haff dresst hoys did. en not pay any fifteen cents for me or anuthei ' fifteen cents for Sally too. But Jim he liked it en says ez how our boys licked the other team en how HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. 73 they wuz goin ' to put it in the " Aniiel. " I suppose thet ' s wun of them nue f angled ways of sayin ' animal — tho I didn ' t see no tite, I gess thet kum after I left — en I can ' t, for the life of me see ez how they are goin ' to get it down the animal en what good it will do the animal to have a game like thet in him. But }ou kin l)et youi ' hip boots thet I ' m not goin ' to spend anuther fifteen cents on it rite away. _Si: rOX SHINABARGER. HIGH SCHOOL AX X UAL. TRACK. AST year " alpo■s track team showed up better than ever before and won the only two meets which were held. The first one was a dnal meet with Crown Point and was captnred by a score of 58 1-3 to 40 2-8 and the next one was a county meet, Valparaiso. Hebron, Wheeler, and Boone (irove having entries: the score was Valpo, 621 2; Hebron, 42i o ; Wheeler, 11. Although several star men were out of the running, having graduated, V. II. S. showed that there was still some si)lendid material left Avith which to turn out a Avinning team. At the beginning of the season l)ad weather kept the boys from venturing to the track, and it was feared for a long time that the sjxirt would have to be abandoned for the year, but a favorable change once more made their hopes rise to the highest pitch and it was not long until by constant practice they were in excellent condition. This year everything is favorable for a successful season and with the backing from the school and residents of Valparaiso, we are going to make Valparaiso High School a thing to be proud of, and we earnestly extend a plea to those interested or otherwise, to join hands in making a name for Valparaiso, by lending us your enthusiasm and attendance at our meets. There are about fifteen candidates, nearly all of whom have had exper- ience in former contests and we intend to place in the field a team superior to any which has ever been turned out in Vali)o. There is one meet scheduled with Crown Point, but it is not decided yet where it will be held, another with the towns of the county as in former years and besides these, we are trying to enter the Northern Indiana Association so we may send representatives to their meet at South Bend, May 1 ' ), 1909. Taking all in all and considering the difficulties of starting, athletics have been a wonderful success in the Valparaiso Pligh School and if there is any doubt in the minds of the public concerning the question of, " Are athletics a hindrance to school work, or a benefit to study, class spirit, and popularity of the school? " we leave it to you to decide, while we endeavor to support our part of the question ; but, we must have the co-operation of every man, woman and child in Valparaiso. ] Ielvin Stinchfield, Captain Joseph Gardner William Strahl Hugh Smith Harry Ritter Elbert :Slcqw Delbert Prentiss Charles Hahnkamp Kenneth Wolf Reg. Felton, Coach Percy Lawrence Va-xv Payne Raymond Hubble Aul)rey Dye Truman Hanmer 76 HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. FOURTH ANNUAL PORTER COUNTY TRACK MEET. Held at Valparaiso, 1908. EVENT Time, Height, Dist. WINNER SECOND THIRD 100 yard dash lOJ seconds Nichols, H Aylesworth, H Gardner, V Shot put 36 ft. 6 in. Keuhl, W Hulquist, H Felton, V 1 mile run 5 min, 26 sec. Schenck, V Bay, W Ritter V 120 vd. hurdles 18| sec. Stinchfield, V Schneider, V No ulace awarded Running- broad jump 220 yard dash Uq ft. 9 in. Felton, V Nichols, H Stinchfield, V 24 sec. Aylesworbh, H Gardner, V Nichols, H 880 vard run 2 min. 21 sec. Schenck, V Ritter, V Bay, W 220 yd. hurdles 31 sec. Schneider, V Stinchfield, V Fi field, W 50 vard dash 54 sec. Nichols, H Gardner, V Hubble, V Hammer throw 116 ft. Lawson, H Keuhl, W Hulquist, H Pole vault 9 ft. 3 in. Brown, H Lawrence, V Schneider, V •440 yard dash 5 " sec. Schenck, V Hanmer, V Nichols, H Running high jump [5 ft. 2 in. Funk, V Fisher, H Schneider, V and } Brown, H, tie 1 mile relay 4 min. 2 sec. Valparaiso Hebron Wheeler Referee— H. K. Brown. Starter— Wood Wilson. Meet won by Valparaiso, 62J points; Hebron, 2nd, 42 points; Wheeler, 3rd, 11 points. Individual Champion -B. Schenck, V, and W. Nichols, H, tie, with 15 points each. PORTER COUNTY TRACK AND FIELD RECORDS. EVENT Time. Height, Dist. HELD BY SCHOOL MADE AT DATE 50 yard dash 5| seconds L. Smith Hebron Valparaiso 1906 100 yard dash lOi sec. L. Smith Hebron Valparaiso 1906 220 yard dash 24 sec. R. Aylesworth Hebron Valparaiso 1908 440 yard dash 55 sec. L. Smith Hebron Valparaiso 1906 120 yai d hurdles 182 gee. M. Stinchfield Valparaiso Valparaiso 1908 220 yard hurdles 28 sec. D. Johnson Valparaiso Valparaiso 1905 880 yard run 2 min. 16 sec. B. Schenck Valparaiso Valparaiso 1906 1 mile run o min. o sec. B. Schenck Valparaiso Hebron 1907 Shot put 36 ft. 6 in. Keuhl Wheeler Valparaiso 1908 Hammer throw 116 feet F. Lawson Hebron Valparaiso 1908 Running high jump 5 ft. 3 ' in. D. Johnson Valparaiso Hebron 1907 Running broad jum p 19 ft. 9. in. R. Felton Valparaiso Valparaiso 1908 Pole vault 9 ft. 6 in. H. Carson Hebron Valparaiso 1905 1 mile relay 4 min. 2 sec. Valparaiso Valparaiso Valparaiso 1908 BASEBALL. It is the intention of the school to have a baseball team this year and a meeting Avas called to that effect. Wallace Wilson was chosen captain, but later he resigned and Harry Rittei ' was chosen in his place. Last year three games were jdayed, all of which were won by Valparaiso. The games they played were twni with Hobart and one with Wanatah. Games were scheduled with R. T. Crane and McKinley High Schools of Chicago but were both cancelled. This year ' s games are scheduled with R. T. Crane, McKinley and Wanatah. The boys hope to have a victorious team. Conti-ibuted by JOSP PH B. CJARDNER. HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. 77 FAMILIAR BOOKS. " Old Curiosity Shop " — Northwest corner room in II. S. Ijasenient. " The Deserted Village " — Flint Lake in winter season. " Bleak House " — II. S. bnilding. " The i rairie ' ' — School land in the northeast coiiicr of Valpo. " The Simple Life " — That of a Freshman. - " The Light That Failed " — That inspiration on test day. " The Lost Cause " — Credit in Arithmetic Reviews (for several). " The Idlers " — Foster and Shinabarger. " All That Was Possible " — A passing grade. " Call of the Wild " — The attraction of nature for lal)oi-atory students. " The Mountain of Fears " — Our educational ascent. " Prisoner of Zenda " — Any Senior. " Sherlock Holmes Detective Stories " — Ir. Skiidcle hunting up miseral)le absentees. " Through Thick and Thin " — The H. S. course. " A Time of Trouble " — The days on which the program is fixed. " A Friend in Need " — One Senior who will give his paper to another (ui test day. " The Slavers " — The faculty. " To Have and to Hold " — Four B ' s. A HIGH SCHOOL DICTIOXAKY. Bluffing — The desirable quality of talking much and saying little — the use of hot air. Blue — The only color we feel. Cram — To attempt to stuff the brain: to oil the wheels of the head previous to examinations. See mid-night oil. Diploma — The non-transferable ticket required to get out of High School; a sheepskin; a document which can be secured only on the credit system. Examination — A weeding implement; a method of increasing the weight; the origin of the flunker. Flunker — A student desiring to ob- tain more knowledge in the subject just taken. See 79 per cent. Freshman — A piece of humanity seen only through the microscope; the source of wit and humor. Knowledge — An abstract term used to denote the density of the brain. Pony — A labor-saving device; an ani- mal very treacherous unless carefully trained: a creature almost extinct be- cause of brutal treatment and over- work. Orations — A new mode of torture very weakening for the knee muscles, but strengthening for the nerve and memory. Sophomore — A large head with a small piece of body attached; one who thinks he is " it. " Instructor — The imparter of wisdom; the generous giver of zeros. Simple Ten — One who is a dull green in appearance (and intellect). Medal — Metallic device warranted to increase the statuie from two to six inches when worn on the left side near the heart. HIGH SCHOOL AKNCAL. ' 09 Calendar. Aug. 31 — School opens. Sept. 1 — Registration Day. Average height of H. S. student takes another drop. Dr. William DeMotte. Sept. 2 2 — Mr. Pinney. Sept. 30 — Laura Nuppnau ' s hair washed. Oct. 1 — Rev. Avann. Oct. 7 — Rev. Mr. Day. Oct. 15 — Rev. Oldenburg. Oct. 27 — Milton Take — New brand of perfume (superlative degree). Oct. 29 — Rev. Long. Nov. 2 — Miss Roessler and Mrs. Adolph. Nov. 6 — Hay-rack Party at Grace ' s. Nov. 10 — Mr. Hughart. Nov. 13 — C. U. Declamatory Contest. Nov. 18 — Bourbon Teacher. Nov. 19 — Mr. Elam. Nov. 23 — Mr. Marine has new curling iron. Nov. 24 — Rev. Neil and Rev. Long. Dec. 2 — Rev. Neil and Rev. Long. Dec. 4 — First Basketball game — Val- paraiso H. S. vs. V. H. S. Alumni. 54-16 in favor V. H. S. Dec. 8 — Ruth Brown sings. Dec. 12 — Basketball — Hobart vs. H. S. 74-8, Valparaiso ' s favor. Dec. 18 — School closes for Christmas. Dec. 19 — Hobart vs. V. H. S. (at Ho- bart) Basketball. 61-1, Valparaiso ' s favor. .Jan. 4 — School opens. .Jan. 7 — Rev. Brown. Jan. 9 — V. H. S. vs. Crown Point (at Crown Point) Basketball. 25-22 Val- paraiso ' s favor. .Jan. 12 — Mr. Bogarte. Leland lost. Jan. 12 — Skating pond northeast cor- ner Valpo (deposite funds — Seniors.) Jan. 16 — East Chicago vs. V. H. S. (at East Chicago). 23-21, in favor of V. H. S., Basketball. Jan. 19 — Rev. Oldenburg. Jan. 20 — Hughart has new shoes. Jan. 22 — V. U. vs. V. H. S. (Basket- ball) V. H. S. favor. Jan. 26 — Mr. Brown, the Birdman (ask Berniece). Jan. 27 — Mr. Miller lectures on the evils of the tobacco habit. Jan. 30 — Basketball — Englewood vs. V. H. S. 23-21 (Englewood). E. H. S. won on awarded points. Feb. 2 — Ground hog day. Feb. — Mr. Bartholomew. Feb. 8 — S. S. McClure. Feb. 11 — V. H. S. vs. East Chicago (Basketball). 3 5-18, Valpo ' s favor. Feb. 11 — Lincoln Entertainment by Faculty. Feb. 12 — Lincoln ' s birthday (no school). Feb. 15 — Lincoln entertainment by schools. Feb. 19 — LaPorte H. S. vs. V. H. S. Basketball (at LaPorte). 26-22, Val- paraiso ' s favor. Feb. 2 2 — Washington ' s birthday. (Not observed.) Feb. 23 — Rev. Bartholomew. Feb. 26 — Chas. Hahnkamp new pur- ple tie. March 4 — Rev.Yuell and Rev. Brown. March 4 — First Preliminary Oratori- cal Contest. March 6 — Basketball, Crown Point vs. V. H. S. 29-31, Valpo ' s favor. March 17 — St. Patrick ' s Day. (Simon celebrates. ) March 12 — LaPorte H. S. vs. V. H. S. — Basketball. 40-23, Valpo ' s favor. March 2 4 — Flunk tests begin. March 2 6 — Second Preliminary Ora- torical Contest. March 2 6 and April 5 — A week of bad weather and no studying. April 1 — April fool. April 5 — Back to the foundry! All off for the finish. April 6 — Lieutenant Marquart of U. S. Navy. April 8 — B. Reynolds gets to school on time. April 9 — Something new " How to Study " — by Prof. Skinkle. April 12 -Mr. Huohart. A|)ril ] 5— Rev. Bruce Brown speaks. April 17 — Final Oratorical Contest. April 19 — Goes to press. (Amen!) HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. 79 H iJjP ' OJS.w ' E. i_i_- ocj. Advice: Don ' t think, echo in a vacuum. It ' s liable to I saw a man pulling his arms off trying to get on a new pair of shoes, so I said, " They are too small and you will never be able to get them on until after you wear them a spell. " I heard a lady praising the sun, so I said, " The sun may be very good but the moon is a good deal better for she gives us light in the night when we need it, while the sun only shines in the daytime when it is light enough without it. " I saw two men shoot an eagle and as it dropped on the ground I said, " You might have saved your powder for the fall alone would have killed him. " A poor sick man with a mustard plaster on him said, " If I should eat a loaf of bread I ' d be a live sandwich. " They say " love is blind " but some Senior boys can see a great deal more beauty in their sweethearts than any other people can. Mr. Hughart: " What was the date of this event? " Corinne: " I don ' t know. " Mr. Hughart: " That ' s an easy ques- tion. " Corinne: " It isn ' t the question that bothers me; it ' s the answer. " " What makes such a bad smell about the Postofflce? " Ans. " The dead letters. " While we were recently having our pictures taken for the Annual Mr. Read- ing had quite a difficulty in taking the likeness of Simon for he insisted on having it taken to represent him stand- ing behind a tree. Prof: " What would you call a man who pretends to know everything? " Freshman: " A professor. " Mr. Skinkle: " Gertrude T.. how many sides has a circle? " Gertrude: " Two. " " What are they? " " An inside and an outside. " Miss Benney (Latin VIII): " But in what other tense can ' fugit ' be found, William? " After William had succeed- ed in translating it " The king flees. " After a long scratching of the head and numerous promptings William said, " Perfect. " " And how would you translate then? " " Don ' t know. " " Why, put a ' has ' in it. " William: " The king has flees. " A tutor who tooted the flute. Once tutored two tutors to toot. Said the two to the tutor, " Is it harder to toot, or To tutor two tutors to toot? " BOOKS. " Great Expectations " — Freshmen. " Pilgrim ' s Progress " — Sophs. " Hard Times " — Juniors. •On the Heights " — SENIORS. Revised Book List. Teacher — " Johnny, can you tell how iron was first discovered? " Johnny — " My father says they smelt Why did the salt shaker? Because he saw a lemon squeeze her. Ceasar ' s dead and buried, And so is Cicero, And where these two old gents have gone, I wish their works would go. AND STAY. 80 HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. Alice C. — " Will you please write me an oral composition? " A pen can be pushed but a pencil must be lead. Finette B. — (In Parliamentary Law) — " My its cold in here. Guess I ' ll walk around to get warm. " Vera — " That isn ' t necessary. Just make a motion. " Louise Black — " 1 should think you would lose your fob hanging there in plain sight. " Margaret C. — " 1 always keep a watch on it. " Reg. (to Mr. Skinkle, who is dusting the piano keys) — " That ' s what you call rag-time, isn ' t it? " " What do you think is the real men- tal attitude of college men toward friv- olous girls? " " I think it is rather sentimental. " " Yes, I know him. He has wheels in his head. " " They must be Ferris wheels, then. He wears a No. 8 hat. " Freshman — " Who is the smallest man in history? " Soph. — " I give it up. " Freshman — " Why the Roman soldier who slept on his watch. " Miss Mclntyre — " Who fought in the Carthaginian war? " Mary Caldwell — " Soldiers. " I want to be a Senior, And with the Seniors stand; With a pony in my pocket And a Virgil in my hand. Miss MacQuilkin — " What is a ' re- lief ' ? " Seniors — una voce — " The bell. " Teacher — " Can you give some great man who had an impediment in his speech? " Tommy — " George Washington. He couldn ' t tell a lie. " Miss Mclntvre — " Describe Henry the Sth. " Glen D. — " He was what you ' d call a professional widower. " Miss McI. — " Who were the Pilgrims in the Crusades? " Gertrude T. — " Holy tramps. " Mr. Hughart — " What industry is next to the meat industry? " William J. — " Hides. " Absence makes the heart grow fon- der, But also makes your marks grow rounder. To kiss a lively Junior girl is Faith; To kiss a lovely Senior girl is Hope; But to kiss one of our dear school marms is CHARITY. Freshie — " I believe I smell cabbage burning. " Senior — " Your head is too close to the fire. " Miss Mac. — " Give an illustration of the difference between vision and sight. " Chas. Hannkamp — " Some girls are visions and some are sights. " Harry Ritter ' s definition of a Senior — " One who has the geography habit. First symptom, studying a geography. Most striking characteristic, geography under the arm. " Mr. Miller (in Physics) — " The law of bellows is as old as the hills. I can remember when they used bellows. " Clippings from Senior geography papers — " The Trans-Siberian railroad con- nects New York and Seattle. " " The population of Indianapolis is 10,000 and that of New York is 30,000. " " The Philippine Islands are southeast of the U. S. " " It is about 150 miles from San Francisco to Manila. " Mr. Hughart (in Geography) — " Vera, name a great Atlantic seaport in Amer- Ver: ' Richmond, North Carolina. " Inquisitive Freshman — " I suppose you attended the ball game last Satur- day? " Mr. Schneider — " No, I had a scrub game of my own right here. " Mr. Wedeking — - " Agnes H., what does the word success mean to you? " Agnes — " It means a new man. " Miss Flint (in Music) — " Now all come in full. " Mr. Hughart — " What is found along the Wabash? " Corinne — ' Why, banks. " Mr. Hughart — " It is so dry in Ari- zona that it is said they can not even raise an umbrella. " HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. H. IVI. FIIMDLIINJG G. S. DOLSON Tin Srieet Iron DENTIST Work and Furn- ace Heating Phones: Office 1941, Residence 343. Over V ail ' s Jeweh y Store No. 8 Indiana A. ' venue j 7 K. Main Street F . A. LePELL EMBALMER G3 INDIANA AVE.. PHONE S) MRS. F. A. LEPELL, PRIVATE 1 ATTENDANT AMBUI.A JCE Start Right . . . by taking ' an insurance policy in the Equitable Life Insurance Society of the U. S., the strongest com- pany in the world. See W. F. Spooner, the local Agent and he will explain how you can create an estate with little outlay. W. G. WINDLE BAKER AND GROCER Most exclusive line of Queensware, Lamps and Glassware in the city. Large assortment of pieces suitable for presents " bertha Harrold Teacher of the Fzanz Liszt Method of PIANO iMUSIC will receive pupils for instruction at the Studio No. 56 Chicago Street. Terms Reasonable. — SEE— Mitcheirs Lunch Room Hot Lunches Served At All Hours ( ( Washington Street College Pharmacy Drugs, Prescriptions Toilet Preparations KODAKS -453 O o 1 1 e g e e nije» G. H. Stoner, M. D. Valparaiso, Indiana Hours: 8:30 to 10:80 a. m., 2 to 4 p. m., 7 to S p. m. , Sundays by Appointment. Salyer Block, Room 2. Tel. 75. 90 HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. Star Heat Vlarket J. W. Sieb, Proprietor INo. S5 S. F ranRlin St. F»hon© 2 7. Accident, Fire, Life, Plate Glass, Automobile INSURANCE Frank L. Faley Nortli Si le Public Square, Valparaiso, Ind. F. W. Mitchell, M. D. Practice Limited to Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Phone «02 7 East Main St., Valparaiso Isn ' t it great where a fire drill comes just when you ' ui ' called on? A close friend is one who refuses to loan you anything. Mr. Wedeking — " Lloyd F., do you read German with facility? " Foster — " No, with a dictionary. " " That translation is punk, " said Prof. Wedeking. " Cut it out. " " I did, " said the student, as the leaves fluttered to the floor. Lloyd Foster. I hate to seek my couch at night. Beneath the snowy spread, Because I hate to lift my feet And put them into bed. Miss Mclntyre (discussing colonial government) — " What is a borrough. " Harry R. — " A kind of pack-mule, I guess. " Claude B. (after being refused as escort) — " Edith you have as many airs as a music-box. " Edith (tartly) — " That may be, but I don ' t go with a crank. " Mr. Miller — " Don ' t buy a thermome- ter in summer. " Class — " Why? " " Because they are lower in winter. " Soph. — " Your hat reminds me of Marshall Field ' s building. " Freshie — " Why? " " Because it covers a block. " Senior: Deep wisdom, swelled head. Brain fever, he ' s dead. Junior: False fair one, hope fled: heart broken, he ' s dead. Soph: Went skating, ' tis said: ice hit him, he ' s dead. Freshie: Milk famine, not fed: starvation; he ' s dead. Dr. A. P. Letherman OFFICE: Comer Main and Frank- lin Streets RESIDENCE: No. 302 N. Wash- ington Street Valparaiso, Indiana John McGillcuddy — Dealer in— All kinds of Foreign and American Marble and Granite MONUMENTS Building Stone of all Kinds Kstimated HIGH SCHOOL ANMAL. 91 Before Deciding WHere to Attend ScHool ... J END FOR CATALOG OF Valparaiso University [ACCREDITED] Valparaiso, Indiana One of the Largest Universities and Training Schools in the United States 25 Departments Excelley t Ecyviipmer ts 176 Instructors ScHool the Entire Year Students may enter at any time and select their studies from any, or from many of the following DEPARTMENTS: Preparatory, Teatliers ' , Kindergarten, Primary, Pedagogy, 3Ian- iial Training, Scientific, Classical, Higher Englisli, Civil Engineering, (iJerman, Frencli, Spanish, Italian, Law, Pharmacy, Medical, Dental, Elocntion and Oratory, Mnsic, Fine Art, Commercial, Penmanship, Phonography and Type-writing, Review. The revised course in Civil Engineering is worthy of consideration. It is as complete as any found at our best universities. The cost of living is less than at any other school in this country. The credits are accepted at all the best universities in this as well as in foreign countries. Calenda r: Summer term will open May 18, mid-summer term June 15, 37tl Year Will Open $ept. 21, 1909 js Office of Polk ' s School of Piano Tuning, Court House Square, Valparaiso, Indiana. 92 HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. If you want an elegant fit go to McNays... If you don ' t, go some- where else. McNay The Tailor Hand Eye- I AM the only m a n in — Porter county making the eyesight a specialty. We guarantee to i-eraove eye sti-aiu caused fi ' om defec- tive vision. Orris Booth OPTOMETRIST Valparaiso, - Indiana Everybody Eats Billings ' Butter=Nut Bread 300,000,000 Words a Year is the capacity of the Atlantic cables — eleven times more than has yet been nec- essary to handle the business. We could use nearly that many words in telling you about the high quality of the beautiful things in this store, but we would rather have you come and see for yourself. For Commencement Gifts our line is ideal. We have Watches, Rings and Jewelry in profusion, Fans, Bracelets, and Belt Pins. If you don ' t want to buy, come; come if you do want to buy: come anyway. Geo. F. Beach Jeweler and Engraver No. 9 I lain St. HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. 7 IN. F ' l-ank.lin Street .... Central Real Estate Agency Insurance, Loans, and General Real Estate Business YA ESXERN LANDS John B. BrooKe., AAanagei- Telephone- 564- IF YOU WANT to get the latest Designs and Patterns in Hats you must see iMts. C. A. Butcher On Franklin Street who has the best up-to-date Mil- linery Store in the city W. C. Letherman DRUGGIST Fine Toilet Articles Foreign and Domestic Cigars W. H. Vail Jeweler Fine Diamonds and Watches Seven East Main Street Theo. .Jessee Optometrist The Best in Eye Glasses and Spec- tacles at Reasonable Prices. McNiece Bros. Groceries and Bakery . . . No. 70 Main Street - Drs. Ryan Lewis Valparaiso, Indiana 6i South Franklin St. G. R. Douglas, M. D. Valparaiso, Indiana fim cAlbe ' Dealer in Fruits, Candy, Cigats ICE CREAM ' PARLOR l5i South Franklin Street HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. See :: DunttnQton ..Jfoi-.. Ipla er pianos D(ctor Ualkino nftacbines Standard editions of 10 cent sheet music. All goods sold on easy payments. " The Etude " and " The Music ian " on sale. IRo. 204 £. flDain St., Tllalparatso, lln iana IE. S). Burton, Xiver anb Boavbino Stables Special Attention given Fun- erals and Weddings First Class Wagonette Serxice 124=126 IRaln Street Valparaiso, UnMana Phone 17. D. B. Burton, Mgr. •flt ' e not a department Ift s a Bookstore If you want good Sta- tionery, if you want good Fountain Pens, if you want BOOKS, WHY NOT go where these things are kept in Quality, Quantity, and Variety? j ri? the - [ft. E. Bogacte ooi (Tompan TIIGII SCHOOL ANNUAL. John 0. LePell Green Trading Stamps.. FINE FURNITURE WITH EVERY PURCHASE OF g a Leo Lilenthal Established 1852 Packing, Repairing Dry Goods, Refinishing, Upholstering Notions, STORAGE Gents 119 East Main Street Furnishings Valparaiso, - . Indiana 3 East Main Street - Finette Bartholomew (defining tete- a-tete in English class) — A face to face chat on a sofa. Florence Van Ness (reading in Soph. Latin) — ' " Caesar threw a part of the cavalry across the river. " Clarence Davis — " He must have been stronger than Truman Hamner. " What is a manicure parlor? It ' s a hand laundry. Mr. Miller (in Physics) — " Lloyd, you can bring a bottle in the morning and we " In English — What is the difference between assault and attack? " Alice (astonished) — A salt and a tack? " Mr. S. — " James, what kind of an angle have you made? " James (excitedly) — " A cute angle. " Miss McI. — " ' And Cromwell just walked in there and locked the door and stuck it in his pocket. " Ed Tofte, in Zoo class — " Man de- scended from monkey. " Mr. H. — " But what did monkey de- scend from? " Ed Tofte — " A tree, I suppose. " STINCHFIELD, PETERS, FEHRIWAN CO. Furniture and Undertaking Also House Cleaning by Vacuum Process. Get our prices. 96 ITiail SCHOOL ANXFAL. Residence Phone 311 Office Phone 301 C. W. Bartholomew Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer 69 S. Franklin Street Mrs. C. W. Bartholomew, Lady Ass ' t. Valparaiso, Ind. Come to us for RIGHT STYLES RIGHT PRICES RIGHT TREATMENT WE ARE %IGHT Kuehl, MillinezY N. Washington Street Op. G. R. JONES DENTIST 55 Franklin Street Valparaiso, -:- Indiana Physics Recitation, Prof. Miller — " Lloyd Foster, electricity has stimulated the sale of what articles? " Foster — " Shoes, dr . " Mr. Miller — " Explain. " Foster — " Well, today you can buy shoes and get them charged. " W. .J. Latin viii (becoming rattled) — " She clung in his embrace to his neck - I don ' t know how that goes. " Said A to B: I C IT R Inclined 2 B A J. Said B to A U ' r mind I C Shows signs of slight D K. Back street. Banana peel; Fat man, Virginia reel. Went to college, .Joined the eleven; Played one game — Went to Heaven. Felton ' s Confectionery ..Dealer in.. Candy, Tobacco and Ice Cream 65 Franklin St. Valparaiso, Indiana DR. YOUNG Corner IVIain and F ' ranklin Telephones: Office 42, Residence (M Dp. eJ. R. F»AGII r DEIMTIST No. 23 E. Main St. Phone G6. Office hours: H a. m. to 5 p. m. Valparaiso, Ind. HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. 97 J0 Dr. R. D. Blount Valparaiso, Indiana IW. LaRoroe The Home of the University Shoe 21 iV ain Street Frank Horak FASHIONABLE TAILOR Will give you a Per- fect Fit and Good Workmanship Opposite Memorial Opera House It pays to trade at mn. 3f Xeberer s riDusic Store j Go To j Ross Wilson The Up-to -date Hardware Hen For Page Buggies Sc Harness MlilUnerY Specials Special Showing Each Week of Beautiful Patterns in HATS -mvs. TLuiu :Ait OVER MUSIC STORE ! UY " S xiv l)at at t e fiofxdar MlilllnerY Store FIRST ON MAIN STREET Henry Qoetz Tailor 7 E. nain Street - DRY CLEAJSIISG - Miss Mclntyre — " Under what depart- ment does the Life Saving Service come? " Harwood Earle — " Fish Commission, I guess. " Heard in sewing — " Miss McKinnis, may I baste this on the machine? " The man — " Edison ' s a wonder, isn ' t he? " The maid — " I don ' t think so! You can ' t turn his incandescent lights low. " 98 HIGH SCHOOL ANNUAL. Dr. C. A. Nixon DENTIST Dr. Renner ' s Old Stand Frank A. Turner Loans V oney 9 E. Main Street Sells Homes Phones: Office 804, Residence 691. VALPARAISO, IND. INSURES EVERYTHING , 11 Xil iUlams A. L. TALBOT Fresh ( Salt l leats. Fish, r assist Oysters and Poultry 53 5. " yrankUn Street A. R. Hardesty IISSURAISCE LOAISS REAL ESTATE DR. E. H. F»OWELL F»tiysician Surgeon Office and Residence 5H Franklin St., Over Williams ' Drug Store Hours: 9-12 a. m., 2-4 p. m., (5-8 p. m. Phone 514 Valparaiso. Indiana CRISIVIAN BROS. RRIIMTERS - We print EVERTHING but a Newspaper Valparaiso, Indlaria ISext Door to Postoffice Valparaiso, Indiana F. . Stoner —ATTOR!SEY ' AT-LAW— Val paraiso, Ind. Phone 564 No. 7 N. Franklin St. eJ. X. TAKE, IVI. D. 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