Van Wert High School - Excalibur Yearbook (Van Wert, OH)

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EXCALIBUR 5 x A me 'P mf-Mg m vi we 'A kg lap 5 we WN tn' ies ff-7' ln- - ,,, Q., arg, 5131 .Q K ,, '7' su, Q1 N Q' , V, ,424 -,f ,u 4- ,fvi ,mx ., -1 . 19.2. .15 - Y-1. 2?-'L-361' 4. 7 nretnnrh U PON the pages of this, the second vol- ume of the High School Annual Ex- calibur, we have attempted to carry on the work so ably begun by the Class of 1919. Realizing the true worth of such an enterprise, we have made it our ambition to express thru this medium, something of the spirit of our Class, to per- petuate here the memories now so dear, that might otherwise grow vague and dim with the years. We have devoted our sincerest and best efforts toward the compilation of this volume and we hope that our successors will wish to continue and extend this work, to make it even more beautiful and perfect in the future than it is in the present. O F5 u f C'tu4.11l.5hl.w 1x,X'dZllJ 4 ehinaiinn The Senior Class declicates this volume of the Excalibur to Mr. Augustus Karns as an expression of the appreciation of the Student Body for his work towarcl the bettering of our High School. UQ ildi hool Bu Sc qh Hi he T FACULTY A T' XYZ? LW . lfflf - f f W - , X , ' "W" N ' ' N :WY pg' . I V ,, QQ . Af' x f x X ,F- l ,fx f ,-,.-if' . Y ,W w-1 l --0 : AX , . , ,,., Y ,, ' U ' " , " , x 2 X XX N Xlxiy f". V f WA W ,,,,lf,..,,.,4.,4 A A , ,,4f14W ? 'x9"Q' wif H -"' V Q ig V W' ' i W .W-" , Q.. A ' 'iii W 'N e 'A - ' - -. Lf. .... " WWWVX " 5 4 F W A AN - -A 1 1-1 -- - -- Y-- MMM- ' Eilg, 1 'rg F k Y ,:' i' E '1 "5 R ff r' , , 1" qi, If I! 'W' V in X V : r Iv M W f X1 ff H H X W 1, x, W' , .1 HK . L ' XS .WL NX fy fx ji. X5 7. t'iIiir!4u,v:,! 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SENIGRS fy 6, Your High School iD you ever stop to think that the United States is your nation, that Ohio is your state, Van VVert your city and that this High School is your High School? Our nation. state and city are what the citizens make them and our High School is what you make it. The success of the school and of every individual in it, depends upon your support. Have you done your part this year to better the ,High School? Have you tried to build up the spirit of the school? What constitutes real school spirit? This, the support of every individual in every school activity and the taking of an active part in at least one of them. Have you lived up to the real meaning of the phrase "School Spirit ?" Were you on the foot ball Field or the basket ball floor, during the past season. or if you could not play, were you present at the games to cheer those who did play, as a reward for their faithful service? Did you support them by buying a season ticket? Our athletic tickets have always been reasonable in price, and every loyal student should buy one that the team may have better equipment. Did you attend the oratorical contest, and would time as the contestants did to represent Yan plain that the big factor in building up high necessary in any business venture and equally of a large High School. you have spent as many hours of Vtlert among other schools? It is school spirit is co-operation. lt is necessary in the successful conduct llut we must not let school activities overshadow the real purpose for which the High School was founded, The real purpose of the school is to spread learn- ing. ln carrying out this purpose the high school teaches the students many useful things. VVe should make use of these opportunities, for we are preparing for business and life. Along with the educational value received in the High School there is another line of development even more important and that is the building of character. The High School trains each one for citizenship and by the responsibility placed in him he is trained to know his own abilities and to depend upon himself. The High School is so important and so valuable that it should be the finest possible. There are three ways in which you may strive toward this ideal-by supporting all school activities, by co-operating with the school officials, and by upholding scholarship. These three requirements are all contained in "school spirit' liet us become so imbued with real school spirit that the coming year will be one of the best in the history of the Van VVert High School. 14 I Class History '20 N the course of human events, the year 1915 brought to Van Wert High School a rather disorganized, strange crowd of so-called Freshmen. Naturally the upper classmen of that year could hardly be expected to ap- preciate the value of this as yet unnoticed class. The girls were clad in ging- hams, wearing long or short pigtails as the case might be. The boys, few of whom had attained long trousers, cast shy glances in most directions and were considered bashful. Altogether we were an awkward looking but extremely promising set. The class organized during the month of October and decided to be directed by Ralph Lampe in all social and other affairs which Freshmen might hold. The first social affair altho a trifle amateurish was most certainly a success. YNe all arrived at the gymnasium on October 31 dressed in most fantastic costumes. VVhen we left for our homes we all pronounced the party perfect. This was our one and only social event of the year but the class took part in the chapel exercises and the Eisteddfod toward the latter part of the school year. After a pleasant summer vacation we again started to the home of learning. We were Sophomores and my gracious, look at that ungainly crowd cast of fl." We soon organized and gave the presidency to George Purmort. The Sophomore year of any class is probably the most uneventful year in the Whole process of imbibing knowledge. Ours proved not to be the famed "excep- tion," That year there was probably more real school spirit in old V. W. H. S. than at any other time for a period of several years. lt was the chance we had to prove we were all loyal, true hearted Americans. "Qld Father VVinter" did not seem to consider the fact that there was a war going on, that we had no coal to run our "factory," but only made the winter colder. Of course we couldn't have a vacation so we attended our classes at the Library, Y. M. C. A. and the Y. W. C. A. We were all glad when that was over. Soon after we returned to normal conditions, the Sophomores put on a chapel exercise. This was a great success and for perhaps the first time we came into prominence. The Faculty sat up and took notice. It was during this year that our class first took any noticeable part in athletics. Perhaps there were not so many of our boys out but those who were, distinguished themselves and we were proud of them. ' 15 Toward the latter part ofthe year we had a party, the only one of the year, but it was greatbecause it gave expression to all our peut up society spirit. Then came May. We were not far enough advanced to take much interest in the graduating exercises so the end of the year came peacefully and the summer just as peacefully passed away. As Juniors we took up our school life with a little more serious thought. 'itluniorsl work off your requireds and conditionsfl VVC heard that every day. Finally, when things were started and moving smoothly we organized. After a pretty close contest and much deliberation Harold Brandt was chosen president. He proved to be very able and the Vice President, Mary Young, also deserves honorable mention. The first social event of the year was a Junior-Senior affair held at the old Clark residence. lt was a rather tight squeeze for so large a crowd but that was overlooked by all. The classes proved to be very congenial and it was decided to repeat the experiment sometime soon. Do you remember the day the report came of the Armistice being signed? VV e all do. VVe had a wonderfully good time that afternoon but a still better one four days later when we were sure the war was over. VVhen nearly every pupil had left the school house, the faculty very kindly consented to give us a holiday. After this glorious celebration we came down to every day life with a thud and traveled on "low" speed for some time with only occasional stops for athletic events. Our second junior-Senior party was even a greater success and much better attended especially by the Juniors who had found by experience that the Seniors of '19 were not to be dreaded. - VVe had one other party, a rather small affair and then came the Prom. We are very happy to say that the Seniors and the Faculty pronounced it the "best ever" if all reports were true. It was held in the gymnasium on May 27 and as we tried to make it so, feel it was an expression of our happiness and good will toward the Seniors. ' Then we took their place and were called Seniors. Coming back to school in the fall of ,IQ we were quite a different looking crowd than we had been just four short years before. At last we have attained our ambition. Seniors! As Seniors it was our duty to organize first. We always have performed our duties readily, so on Wednesday of the first week a meeting was called and Harold llrandt was almost unanimously re-elected to guide the "Ship of State." The social life started early in the year with a party. This one like all those of - 16 - the Senior year was a great success. They are all to be looked back on pleasantly, for not one was a failure. We had decided to have a party each month but other things such as the Penny Fair, the operetta, "Contest of the Nationsf' debate and class play interfered but of course they have averaged more than one a month taking into consideration all of the festivities held at the end of the year. The class play, "What Happened to jones," was a farce comedy given by our class on April 26 and 27. We tried harder than ever to make this our greatest class on April 26 and 27. VVe tried very hard to make this our greatest success and feel certain that you know our wish was gratified. Excalibur was probably our greatest undertaking. lt took much hard work out we all did the very best we could and who could do more? There was just a little tinge of sadness in all that gay rush at the end of the year. It was our farewell. The Prom was a most lovely affair. X'Ve feel with deep appreciation the spirit of the Juniors in giving it. Wfe hope we have ex- pressed it to them. Then came Commencement and with it the realization of our parting. To our minds this was quite a solemn affair and it held a deeper meaning for each of us than ever before. The Farewell is long to be remembered and that night we parted with some of our friends possibly forever. but the dear memories of our High School days will never be forgotten. M arena-swf'-S ff-ei 'if sz b 1 N vofftlmfbk 7 1 dfbffqabq 1. :avi N I 'viva L .Q Q ig x W vnu 1 fp In : .- 'Tar wk v Q 'fe ..fae3s0ss'Q5:f' egaaaefisye f, 1 AAl-v , V,, 'xg :fa - ' e - I 5 r'+X -0-2 W ' . " A A y -3 - I p. ,ga 17 H,xRoLD 1f:RAND'1' ' President QIQ, l2O .Xssistaut joke lirlitors-Excalibur lfiuzmce Committee..lixcalibur Hi-Y Manager-XVl1at Happened to .lone Class Pin Committee I.. M. A. H0 who clues flu' lwsf his vircuflzstamt s allow 17003 tuvll, arfs rmlzlyq lIll.Q'l'lS rould do no more. NADINE IBEYINGTON Vice l'resiclent '17, '20 - Literary Eflitor4Excalibur Chorus Personals What Happened to jones Class Pin Committee l,. M. A. Quiet as ll nun in veils Sn .vlzv lows tlzv hills and Dalvr .ll DYCE GC JT'l'SCHAl,l, Treasurer '20 Football '18, Cagtain ,IQ Hi-Y ' . Athletic I'llitor--Excalibur Minstrel 0 I.. M. A. Salt and Imfml 'makv the rlwcks rv LICNURE EARLY Secretary '20 Class Prophet Oratorical ' VVhat llappenecl to jones Chorus L. IX. .lust lm! not lwzllftless in low. 18 CARROLL ALLEN Treasurer-Excalibur l:il1Hl1CC+EXCZl1ilJl1f Chorus W'hut Happened to Jones Hi-Y L. M. A. .111 his wooing' is done. ' ROXIE BIENZ VVil1shire Graduate ,IQ I ,. M. A. The 1'l10.S'f 7llUIIfft'Sf .vigvz of wisdom is clzrfcrfzzlazvss. VKUUIS IEALYIEAT fIn.AA,-U 2' 1 'K Personals N' Football '19 Iiusket llzlll ,20 liusehzlll 'l9: Captain 'zo Chorus L. M. A. llvfis .rlofzc in clzrwsiazg cl frirnd, slower in alzangriug. RUTH HELL Chorus L. M. A. Thr' msc his red, hm' hair is, 1005 Hel' c11n1'111.s are ulallxy, hm' freckles few. 19 JOHN BONNEWITZ . Personals Football ,IQ Basket Ball 'iq Minstrel V What Happened to jones Hi-Y Chorus L. M. A. Thtllltgll he eats at lmme he tis always found ' E ln the cafeteria loltemfng around - ? HELEN CAREY Dramatic Editor--Excalibur Assistant Art Editor-Excalibur Chorus VV hat Happened to jones L. M. A. She langlis, she talks, she draws, she paints, Hut these aren"t all het' tfentatrkablc traits. LESTER BOWERS Vllren Graduate ,IQ L. M. A. A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the best of men. ARDATH DUDLEY Personals Chorus L. M. A. Those bewitchlng eyes, Will catch someone who is wise. 20 IJEWEY BYER VVi1lshire Graduate ,IQ Oratorical Chorus H. S. Debate L. M. A. Here in V. W. High I .stood And fired the oration heard 'round the world. RACE GAMBLE LW- f W" ':"'q Chorus Q L. M. A. "Sense and Sensibility." EARL BROWN Minstrel Chorus Hi-Y L. M. A. A Why not try the traditional maxim: "Early to bed and early to risen? DORIS GIFFIN f' 4- N".:,rm4"fl LM-if Chorus L. M. A. As rnerry as the day is long. 21 VIYIJIJY IXXYIS Chorus Hi-Y XVohelo fl qzrivf, sflzriinzls lad is IIC. IIICLIEN GLEASON Class Pin Committee Class Photographer-Excalibur XYhat Happened to jones Chorus L. M. A. 'fhfy FOIIIC4, they go, lint .vlzv ulwrrys has az Imfu f'Ivf'azfv?. IIA-XRC PLD DRURY Chorus Hi-Y L. M. A. Fly away, O studies! tlmrc :meds be no fllI"1'j"iJllQA here. MARTHA HANKAMMER Art Editor-Excalibur Orchestra Chorus L. M. A. She Nays her fiddlv and paints her fame, .-Ind still remains the same. DALE IJYSIQRT 1 Business AIII!I21g'Cl'--IfXCZl.1iblll' lfinauce Committcc-Excalibur Orchestra '17, '18 Treasurer 'IQ What happened to Jones I.. A. Hlzsilzess in day fI.IlIt', l7HSI.IIt'SS at niglzf Hut Imflz 116 dom Qviflz all his miffht. A v KEIMXIJYS HUI.'I'RICYLf Chorus I.. M. A. ,-Ill hm' SllH'16'S in f1'i1nfvh's die, f. Clad is slzr and knmvs not why. o,x1,E o1LLl L,xNo mu fiwff-L7. Chorus Minstrel Hi-Y I.. M. A. I'V01'H'0l1- and books should br' looked after daily. NIELLIE HOLTREY Chorus I.. M. A. HV01l,1d bf' swf-rfisPd." 23 RICHARD GREENEWALDF. ' joke Editor-Excalibur Class Pin Committee Football ,IQ What Happened to jones President Hi-Y ,2O Student Manager of Athletics '20 L. M. A. lfull of pep and ginger, too, H fr always knows just what to do. MILDRED HANBY Typewriting Committee-Excalibur Chorus H. S. Debate L. M. A. There zz-rc but few who know the tlreasures lzzfd in thee. FRANK HENNY Chorus ,2O Oratorical Crchestra y2O II. S. Debate L. A. For wisdom you need search no fur- ther. ICISBA HERTLE Personals Chorus L. M. A. Maul deI17gl1ts me not. R USSEI. HOVERMAN Football ,IQ L. M. A. 20 I-2 lifter 59 0Jl'IUl'k and he lhinks ln is early. M ILDRED IGH A NTGEN Chorus L. M. A. GClL4'l'01lS and kfiua' lzvzwlvd is she, . H'Zx'lIj'.Y jus! as Imxy as a live. 11ARoLn 1R1i'1'oN x 1 Personals H. S. Debate L. M. A. Look up to 110 IIIIHZ. GERTRUDE JONES Chorus VVhat happened to jones L. M. A. b Fliitiug here and fitting there, S110 besiows her glancm 0W1'j'whe1'c. I NLE K X l'l"I'LlC ll. S. Debate Class l'i11 Lf1m1111ittec Chorus L. M. A. I I'l7j0I-CC 1.11 tl 'zuvll d1'f'1'I11f11'1i f111'11It-V for l7I1llLHll4Q'. X IQRA KICSGI NS Lfl1111'11s L. M. A. 'l'l111s 31111105 ll -Q111111' 1QA1'7'f lil! tl 111111-31111-N tu111'l11'. XLFORD KENNEDY Lytllltbilu llfl, .lQ, Capt .lf Ili-Y Class Pin Committee Vanity Iiclitor-lfxcz1lih111' Minstrel What Happened to jones L. M. A. ,I j11I1'v-AQ111111-f1'lI11fu with 111111151 tl fllll .flI1v11-vs 011 11411111 111111111 1'l1111'1"s 11111' fun lDl'I'lI KNODLIC QTIIOYIIS L. M. .X. l.if1' 'Ik'I,f110llf I1111g'111'11g' is tl d1'l'll'?'j l1I1111k. R.-XLPH LA-XMIYIQ I'hOtOg'1'2llJl1Cl'-l':XC?lliIHlI' Hi-Y Chorus Nvllilf llappencml to .loner P1'CSi1I61lt '17 Nirnstrcl l'hilomz1thea11 l cl1'sf11'.w tl 1114111 fulm has ll fwur 0f71Tlli0lI of !11'111.vrIf IX",XI.L' KRIE.-XCHl3.'X L'M ChUl'l1S f3flit0I'iCZll L. M. A. 1'YI'l'fIlC and' kIlUTx'Il'd.Qf' go lzfuzd in lltllld. RUSSICI, LIEMAR XVillsl1i1'e f2l'2lllllZltC ,IU Hi-Y fV,I'ChCSfl'Zl '20 llhi1Oll13thC2lll .l .Yllffllf 1111111, flmzzglzlfzzl, 4Q'I'lI'Z'I', .vin- !'t'I'l'. ' ICRM.-X LADD Clmrus I 'hilomathean . ls 1111'1'1',v ax flu' 111131 is long. I if JIZISRT McIfART.fXND Football 'IQ CZIICI1dill'-FXC2IlilJl11' Ili-Y Philomathezm llv kmmxv mfcrj' wily lmiu .I lmlylv fivkle lzcarl to gain. Ill HRK JTIIY KIQKSINNIS Philomathezm S110 ix gvrztlc, size is shy, Hut fl11'1'v'x 1111'sf111'0f in hw' eyf. CSIQCJRGIC PURMURT liclitor-in-Chief-HXCalib111' Vresiclc-nt '19 lli-Y I 'hilomathean .I mrm of affairs is he .Ind .YIIITILY .YVUKIf will bc HWIENDULYN MUSTER Chorus '20 Philomathean All-v 110013 and hear! must Healer par! 28 IFRQXNK RUMIZLIE Uratorical Ili-Y Ifootball ,IQ What Happened to jones Chorus I ,hilOl1l2ltllClll1 Debate lfllzlufzwrl is llc witlz wif and wisdom HIQRNICIQ MUSLTRIC CIIOYUS l,lllilQ1l121t11CZ5lI1 .llfvuys sem but seldom heard. ZOE MOSIER Chorus ,120 l,hilUl11Zltl1CZll1 lu lzfr tongue is the law of kind'nes.v. 117 ELLA MILLE R Chorus y20 Philomathean --l gentle uzlzzd by gentle deeds 'is lcfmwn. 29 K IEN N IQTI I STIEXYARD Philomatheau .S'111all bu! nliglity. 'VHELMA MOHLER Chorus Il. S. Debate I 'hilomatheau S110 is quiet and a better friend you IICTYCI' had. Ri DY STOVE Hi-Y Willshire Graduate ,IQ T00 low they bziild who build below the stars. HELEN MCCLURE Assistant Editor-Excalibur Chorus H. S. Debate Oratorical Philomathean Sh e is dainty wisd 0 m. 0 and sedate and oh! the R USSEL SHAVV Philomatheau Men of few words aife the best men. LORENE OWENS Oratorical Class Pin Committee Chorus ,20 lfhilomathean VVisd0m and beauty go well together. CLADA PRILL Class Pin Committee Chorus Philomathean The purest form of optimism is shown in the woman who takes a man. SARAH RUMBLE Personals H. S. Debate Chorus Of a poetic turn of mind There many a rhyme yon'll find. 31 RONALD THOMAS Pl11101HZlt1lC2ll1 IJC1'.Yf,'Z'f,1'U11f'l' ruins 1110 race. xl'l5Y RIGGINS Chorus Philomatheau .fl 1110111011 111'ig'111' 031211, 111f111-in-111 611111 quick of 11111-3110. RVRY RICIDENISACH Chorus Secretary ,IQ Philomatheau Silll' 1a11g11s, .vlzc f1'0Tx'1lS7, 11101'L',S nothing 111 11, n 11e1' 111011113 flzcjv c11a11ge most 0411011 111i1111te. LICAI-I ROBERTS Chorus Philomathean S1117 doth 01161111111 115 1211111 hm' Xilltgillxf. 2 NlCl-IGLAS VANCIL Basketball ,IQ, Cap't ,220 Baseball ,IQ Athletic liclitol'--Excalibur Minstrel Hi-Y Pllilomzxthean ,llways lrcady a basket to make .land all for our Hlglz, Schools PH YLLIS S l IOTTS Chorus l,llllOl'Il21tl'1S2:l11 Unlzfkc most larkx Slzc ll0I'S1l'l m'1'11rl flze clark FLOSSIE S1-'RINGER ff- 4' P+ Philomathean 7- Tlzchv are rich who haw friends. IQOIS STUTSMAN Calendar Philomatheau Variety is the sfvzfce of lift 33 sake I OM ER VVOT RN Hi-Y Orchestra Pllilomathezm Taka It lfasy and Liw Long are brutlzers. MARY SANVYER Class Pin Committee Philomatheau ,Wy C01lllfC7IlIl1CL' is the only .vtndsx 'It'0I'l'll' r01z,c011t4'afi01z. YIOLET TUOMPSQN Chorus Philomatheau To valvlz thc thrill of tl lulpf-v 'Z,'01'c'L' .'I11a' fill? light of a fvlmsallt eye. cL,xR,x 'PMT 4- 1 "- "W CIIUTIIS W Philomathean J 1HC1'l'j,' hear! and true. 34 JOHN VVILD Philomathean Qzrzbf, 1'0se1'1fed is hc, ,-Ind us .vrlzolrnfly ax ran be. ILXZEI. XVK JTEN Chorus I'l1ilomatl1ean .fllivcryx flIl'l'I' with tl snzilv lffw' Wald-x' to help. IZSTHIER YUH Chorus I,hilOl1l2ltl'lC231l lf would take tl wise-r head 1' In 1111a'm'.vtm1d lzfr. MARY YOYNC Oratorical Literary Editor-Iixcalibur Pizmist-High School Chorus VVh:1t Happened to jones I,-'hilomathean So clzr1rm'z'ng and so sweet, Slrv has zzx all at hm' fvvt. '15 han mim 411 emnrrum dl UI111 ggupe cv' . E-.15 5 ?f Q' r' 3 The Toilets Forsooth, it seems but yesterday, Our class was launched upon its way. For I-ive short years a common aim Held all together for the fame That greets each Senior class, And now our fate has come to pass, The parting day is here once more, Our school days now are o'er. The lessons set we now have learned, Received the "sheepskins" we have earnedg The pleasures and the joys afforded In farewell, their due we have accordedg We have heard its sermon of advice To earn our happiness thru sacrifice. But what we value most is greater-N 'Tis the spirit of our Alma Mater. The hours we spent in toiling here Have lent new courage, routed fear, Have made us see the worth Of knowledge tempered with true mirth. 0 Van Wert High School, much we owe Co-operation and the joy of service, too, 'Tis here we were prepared to meet Our hardships, not one will know defeat. toy Perhaps those lessons we'll forget, Erase each petty strife and fret When our faithful ranks are broken- Scattered from Frisco to Hoboken. But these memories and these friends Can never pass, tho Time may make amends, Tho new events may claim their due, Our hearts still kind, our love forever true. 37 O11 .Xml true to dear old Yan Wert High, lfor the Crimson and tiray a happy sigh Y Alas, 'tis sad indeed these parting hours Filled with thots of things no longer ours: For us the whistles shriek is still, For us no more the joys of victory thrill. No teacher's voice commanding this or that: VVe stand alone, our troubles to combat. Lol from the future comes a voice Bidding us take heart, rejoice: lt holds a hope, a promise for us all Who heed its voice where'er it call- For those who live their lives aright And strive to make another's bright For those who learn and deem it so That there is something wealth does not "Your lives perchance may be obscure llut still no shame you need endure: A kindly deed will longer last Than any glory you may ask: The love of fellow men so deep and old ls far more precious than pearls or gold. And to be rated as a 'manf my friend, ls to have the best of life on you descend." Perhaps among this humble baud ls one to be the foremost in the land. Perhaps another for l7recdom's sake A glorious sacrifice shall make, llut where'er our paths of life may lead, Vlfhatever may be Fortunes meed, Let us remember this. from lsligh School days, Be true and honest and be big! lt pays. . . -MM. HEl.liN 38 bestow. MCCLURE M I L 39 Class Prophecy ljy Lenore Early HAD long had the desire to take a long trip by aeroplane. So in the early fall of 1940, my dreams be- came a reality in the form of a trip around the world. I chose Pittsburgh as my starting point. Providing myself with magazines and papers, I went to the starting ground. Due to my never ceasing curiosity in connection with aeroplanes, I was deeply interested in this mammoth production. VVhile giving the machine the once over, I came across the chief mechanic, whose grease besmeared face seemed familiar. After looking at her for a few minutes I was forced to admit she was no other than Phyllis Shotts, who, back in school, had always been neat and prim. After talking over old acquaintances, she said: "Have you heard the latest F" Imme- diately she gave me the news: "Nadine has finally consented to trust' her fate to Rev. Dysert and go with him to tame the Turks. It has been a hard task for him to persuade her to go, for she said it was hard enough for her to tame him let alone the Turks." Pondering this glad news I made my- self as comfortable as possible and my trip was begun. The first paper which I opened was the Chicago Herald. On the sporting page was the picture of the lineup for the White Socks. Among these was a picture of a former Van Wert baseball star, Lewis Balyeat. When I recognized him the thought came to me that perhaps I might find the names of some more people whose names were familiar. My search was soon re- warded by the advertisement of the "Royal Matrimonial Bureaufl conducted by Harold Ireton and Gertrude jones. This sure was a shock. Close at hand was this, "Advice Concerning Perplexing Love Affairsfl edited by Teddy Davis. Poor Teddy. I learned later that he was thoroughly acquainted with his work, having been married five times and divorced four times. But such is life. When I arrived in Chicago it was late in the evening. I determined to spend a day here before proceeding. Walking down Wabash Avenue, I saw an enor- mous electric sign. In fact it was the largest I had ever seen. It was adver- tising the IQ4O Follies being played at the Wild theatre. I stood spellbound as an exact image of a beautiful girl, then the star Ziegfeld toe-dancer, was drawn by electricity. So real was the picture immediately recognized her as Mohler. Across the street was that I Thelma another electric sign showing a scene in room, with three lady attorneys pleading for the life of a man. At the close of this scene ran the name of the law firm. which was "Sawyer, Yoh 81 Miller." a court Passing on I came to the Oxford hotel. where I registered for the night. Whom should I iind as the clerk but Russel Hoverman, and the eager bell hop who relieved me of my bags was no other than Ronald Thomas. I awoke next morning with the thought that before again resuming my journey I would like to visit the Matrimonial Bureau for the fun of it. Here I met Miss Jones and asked her if they were making good. "Indeed we are," she answered. "You remember Joyce Gottschall? VVelI he wrote here, and we sent him Ardath Iludleyls picture. Immediately he was enwrapped. So they are living out Vtfest in Paradise and Joyce is happily teach- ing school. Another good match which concerned two old school friends was Gale Knittle and Nellie Holtrey. Both are very happy and are now living in Australia, where Gale is a taxi driver for a native athletic team. "She told me to stop there on my trip and have them show me Australia." Then Gertrude breathed a mysterious sigh. I resumed my journey, this time with a new crew. I soon learned that a Miss Roberts was chief porter. She and I soon met and renewed old acquaintances, during which she informed me the cause of Miss Jones' sigh. George Purmort had just returned from Argentina, where he was selling "Live Stories" to the natives. Upon arriving home, he had sent to the Royal Matrimonial Bureau for a picture of a girl. Gertrude was considering sending her own. We were about half way across Colo- rado when a very peculiar odor was noticed. Considering our height I de- cided the odor must be terrible on the ground. So I asked Leah the cause of the odor. Very casually she said, "Oh that is Nick Vancil's glue factory." We were very close to the border of Arizona when a storm arose and we were forced to land. Close to our landing place was a large ranch house. A few passengers and myself walked to the house and out came a young lady who welcomed us to her home. She introduced herself as Helen Gleason. She told me, when we discovered that we had been school chums, that she owned a thousand acres and that Ralph Lampe was her foreman. Alfalfa was their chief crop, but she told nie that Ralph often raised cain instead. As it was getting dark the pilot thought it unwise to proceed before morning. So I determined to spend the night with Helen. She told me that a debate was being held in a neighboring schoolhouse. so we went. The chief debator was Dewey Byer. I forgot what the ques- tion was, but in fact it resembled. "Resolved, That there is a Santa Claus." Hut due to the lack of money connected with the life Dewey is leading he has finally decided that there is no Santa Claus. As we neared San Francisco, where I was to change planes, Leah came and asked me if I knew who was at the head 41 , of this aeroplane line. .Xs l did not she told me that lflossie Springer had estab- lished it. She also told me that Clada Prill was an aviatrix in the mail service. But as I later learned of the llying trips to Kallawog, Maine, where Carroll is running a skunk farm, l decided she was in the mia-l-e service instead of m-a-i-l. After San Francisco, our next stop was the Hawaiia lslands. llere l learned that joe Tossey was at the head of the educational movement of the islands. lirom here we went to Australia. ln Melbourne l met the girl who was for- merly Nelle Holtrey. She said she had come in Gales car and as usual it had broken down and had to be fixed before they could go home. To spend the after- noon we went to a matinee where we saw Roxie llienz playing in "Sweet Six- teenf' The hero of the movie was lfrank Henny, who l might say is becoming very popular. .Ns we were leaving the theatre l asked where Gladys was. She told me she was in Central Africa run- ning a lleauty Shop, and that l should be sure and visit her because there were several others there of our old class of ,2O. The Philippines was our next stopping place. On the streets of the capital l met Ruby Riggins. She said she had gone to the Islands the year after she had graduated, and was now president of the Island. Hy the way I might say that the Philippines have been given their freedom. She took me for a little flight over the main island. We landed at a little town of about seven thousand wher the first county fair was being held. We followed the crowd and went to the grounds. lVe came to a little show where a young man was very lustily advertising Tom Tlunnb. Verspiration was streaming down his face due to the exertion. Whom should it be but l-ester llowers. lleing spurred on by a spirit of adventure we advanced to buy some tickets. lloth of us jumped back, for there sat Hazel XVoten in the ticket booth. lfntering the tent we saw a little man sitting on a throne dressed in satin and gold lace. llehold it was Kenneth Stew- art. The shock was great, but the worst was yet to come. lletween the races of the afternoon Martha llankammer ap- peared as the world's most famous con- tortionist. llaving no desire to see China or .lapan l went to Africa from the Philip- pines. lly this time the air line was about third class, but we finally arrived in Cen- tral .Xfrica at the town where l knew Gladys lfoltrey lived. lt was a regular Yan Wert colony. The first person I met on the street was Mildred lrlanby on her way to work. lleing curious to tind what she was doing l accompanied her. She soon led me to a very classy coiffeur's shop where she informed me she reigned. There were several per- sons waiting: one was a negro lady, very much bejeweled and flowered. I later learned that she was the winner of Al Kennedy's beauty contest the year before. I also learned that this was his home town, but he had gone farther South to get contestants for his contest this year. Ile is growing rich over it. ,Ns I left this shop I was directed to go down the street to "Le Magazine des Soeursf' As I entered this stylish tailor shoppe Gwendolyn Moser and Dorothy Mcliiunis came forward to meet me. Gwendolyn told me that Earl Brown and Grace Gamble are managers of the 'African Dancing Academy," two blocks farther south, and that he made many unnecessary trips to their shoppe. So I decided that he was still as undecided as in lQ20 when he did not know whether she would be Sophomore, junior or Senior. As the "Le Magazine des Souers" was having a style show that afternoon for the benefit of the natives, I was in- vited to remain, which I did. The first model was a beautiful young woman who I could readily see was painted black to better impress the African. She was in- troduced as Mary Young. The next one was similar but taller and more slender. She was introduced as the manicurist of establishment. having been drafted the into the show due to lack of models. It was Erma Ladd. I left before it became any worse. From Africa I went to Constantinople. There I saw a very weird room with the advertisement of a g certain clairvoyant named "Spirits," Again urged by ad- venture I entered. A woman whom I took to be a servant ushered me in. but as she raised her mask I saw it was some one different. for it was Ruby Reiden- bach. Now it is unnecessary to say that the clairvoyant was "Dude" Gilliland. It was in this den where I lost almost a fortune. especially on the first one, Dick Greenewald. After a l'IlOIl'lCI1tiS hesita- tion, the Spirit answered, "He is a Mor- mon elder in Salt Lake City and has ten wives. Determined to know more. l then asked about Lorene Owens. He an- swered, "She is the president of the World's Psychic Society." Then I asked for Helen McClure. The answer was long in coming. She and Roy Stove have gone to the island of New Zealand as one, the former to arouse the native women to won1en's suffrage and the latter to sell VVayne Hog Feed. Being tired with a desire for more I inquired about Mildred Llohantgen. Then I did not have to wait for an answer. "She is Secretary of Agriculture in the lF. S. Cabinet." Such a shock! Feeling rather weak I paid the Spirit and left. From Constantinople I visited Greece and Italy. From Italy I went to Paris by an 'aeroplane piloted mainly by a young man and woman who seemed very much devoted to each other. So atten- tive were they to each other I feared we would have some kind of a mishap due to their negligence. .-Xu elderly lady was seated near me who knew the couple. She said their names were Russel Leman and Edith Knodle. She also added that they had been managers of the "Four Ring Circus." and had traveled in China. There the show went ku plunk and their funds carried them to Italy, where they entered the aeroplane service. l arrived at Paris early in the morning. All Paris was thrilled because of the ap- pearance of one who claimed to be the grandson of the lost Dolphin of Ifrauce. All the dailies were telling the news. The papers stated that all who desired to see this famed personage could do so that afternoon. 'Therefore l planned to see some one so famous. That afternoon while walking down the street on my way to see the heir of the Lost Dolphin, I met a very stylish looking gentleman approaching me. He was of medium height and build, wear- ing strictly afternoon suit composed of a silk hat, a black frock coat and gray trousers, and he carried a walking stick. As he came nearer I recognized him as no other than Frank Rumble. After chatting a short time he informed me that he was a salesman for the Djer Kiss Co. l then asked him about his sister Sarah. Frank answered quite proudly. "She is the dancing mistress at the court of the Mikado." I congratulated him and passed on rather weak, Finally I arrived at the house where the famed personage lived. l waited in line exactly two hours. At last I came to the room where a middle aged man sat in splendor. Ilut to my consternation there was one whom I im- mediately recognized as Russel Shaw. I wondered at the time how long he could keep up the bluff. That evening I attended the I,'Opera. .Xt the ticket booth in all her pomp and glory sat Zoe Moser. It was the last place l would have eipected to find the pious Zoe. There was an unusual num- ber of pretty chorus girls that evening. An exceedingly graceful girl was in the center. As l gazed upon her'l recog- nized her as Ilorris Giffm. Somehow or other I got back to my hotel. I know not how. Next I visited Germany, Herlin in par- ticular. .Xs I was passing a large coitfeur establishment, I 'noticed ablonde seated in the window with her golden hair streaming about her. She was adver- tising "NIcI"arland's Hair Beautifierf' So familiar she seemed that I entered and inquired whom shewas. A portly gen- tleman, who was the proprietor of the establishment. came- forward and said she was Ebba I'Iertle, and he handed me his card upon which were these words, "Robert Nlclfarland, esqf' Then I visited England and Ireland and returned to the United States along in November. The first paper which I saw upon my arrival in America had these headlines. "The first perpetual mo- tion machine ever made to work 'was invented by a former Van Wert. Ohio. boy, I-Iomer W'oten, now located at Toledo." Congratulations, Homer. I was taking a short llight over New York, when arriving at the junction of 3rd Avenue and I42I1Cl Street, we were held about ten minutes by a traffic cop. In the meantime he seemed to be prac- ticing vamping. now being done by the ,,, ,,, , ,. male sex, instead of straightening out traffic. These tlirtations seemed to re- call bygone days. Thinking intently l concluded this traffic cop must be Harold llrandt. i That afternoon l attended a vaudeville show. l suppose l would have shocked all my friends had they seen me. but I was well repaid for going, for the star of the show was lvalu Kreachbaum. After the show l determined to speak to her. So l sent 1ny card behind and she remembered the name. XVe talked over old times and persons of former days. She said Lois Stutsman was a very prominent slum worker in the Italian district, that Ruth llell was mayor of the city. that despite her office and dignity she was much sought after by the male sex. l then returned to visit old friends and relatives. Here l met a few more of the old class. As l have told you about so many of them I must tell you where the remaining members of the class of 1Q2O are located and their chosen professions. The first person whom I met, upon my return was Harold Drury. He was also home for fi visit from his home in Mid- dletown. He informed me he had left his wife at home. "Your wife," l said. "Yes," he answered. "You remember 45 Violet Thompson." He also told me she was very much opposed to his work, especially when he became sick: that he could not get used to his work. Later I learned he was an experimenter for the lleechnut Tobacco Co. From various people l learned that Yera Kiggins was the latest speed demon of Broadripple, that auto racing had been displaced by aero racing. Clara Tait was chief Hunky for Sears and Roebuck and that l-'lelen Carey was matron of a Re- spectable NVorking Girls' Home in East Side of New York. l was sorry to have missed her when I was there. liveryone is surprised at her being there, but they say she was disappointed in love or something such. Of all the class there are only two who live in Van Wert, john Honnewitz and Bernice Moser. The former is greatly loved by everyone for constructing the Van Wert Sewage Plant. So greatly have some loved him that he has taken East Lincoln VVay as his home. 7The latter is also loved and it might be said she is the matron of her children's home on the corner of Syca- more and Cherry. No class before or since has so truly scattered to the four corners of the globe. Some have aspired to great heights and others have not, but all are happy and that is the greatest of all. 'QS ce Excali ur ,Staff I4-fl to right standing-Helen Gleason, Dale Dysert, Mary Young, Alford Kennedy. Nicholas Vancil, Rich- ard Greenewald. Sitting-Harold Brandt, Nadine Bevington, Caroll Allen, Martha Hankammer George Purmorl, Helen McClure, Joyve Gottschall, Ralph Lamps-, Helen Carey. 46 THE STAFF Editor in Chief ......... ............ . . . George Purmort Assistant Editor-in-Chief . . . . . . Helen McClure Business Manager ....... ................... D ale Dysert Treasurer ......................................... Carroll Allen Literary Editors .................... Nadine Bevington and Mary Young Editor of Dramatics and Organizations ..................... Helen Carey Art Editors ..................... Martha Hankhammer and Helen Carey Vanity Editor .................................... Alford Kennedy Joke Editor ......... .............. R ichard Greenewald Assistant Joke Editor . . . .................. Harold Brandt Athletic Editors .... . . . Nicholas Vancil and Joyce Gottschall Photographers .... ..... R alph Lampe and Helen Gleason COMMITTEES PERSONAL TYPEWRITING Nadine Bevington Mildred I-landby John Bonnewitz Roy Stove Sarah Rumble Ronald Thomas Louis Balyeat Ardath Dudley CALENDAR Lois Stutsman Robert McFarland Ruby Riedenbach Dale Gilliland 47 Russel Lemar Ebba Hertel FINANCE Dale Dysert Harold Brandt Harold Ireton Ralph Lampe Carroll Allen Senior Dictionary For your reference as well as your entertainment we have compiled this "Dictionary of the Senior Class." As you will see the distinguishing cognomen is rightfully given first place, followed by gender, lest you be misled. and then the lineal appendage. After a brief dis- cussion you will find one or more syno- nyms and also a reference. In reading these do not be hesitant about using your imagination nor too reluctant in seeing the joke tyou may need a microscope! because it was in the spirit of good feel- ing that they were written and that is the spirit in which they are respectfully submitted to you, the purchaser of this Excalibur. T A Alford, m, fKennedyl: Tall and ambly: and seen nowhere in particular: his chief occupation is divided between walkin' in and hunting the teachers: likes to see everyone have a good time: and enjoys bossing us youngsters around 1 the only fault we find with him is that he isnyt twins. ,Xs for aims in life-no one knows. Synonym: .Xl. Ref: Anyone. .-Xnlath, f, fD1dleyiJ: Heres a good sport, we say! She is nifty looking: can be located in Y-9: spends much time getting French. Her chief joy is Hirt- ingg temperature: normal. NVe make a wild guess that her ambition is get a new letter every day. Synonym: Und. Ref: Joyce. B Bernice, f, fMosure9: Sincerity per- sonified! This maid has "Sharp" wits and also a curl that stays in all day. If you want her just call the Bakery. She likes to smile: and wants to be friends. Synonym: Peggy. Ref: Riley. C . Carroll, m, 1 .Xllenl 1 Very Well known in all parts of H. S.: has businesslike air and wears a large hat. He likes to walk K ?l and is interested in Chemistry and still more Chemistry. He refuses to reveal ambition-too personal, he says. Synonym: Allen. Ref: CCladaiJ. Clara, f, tTaitJ : Very pleasing in ap- pearance and satisfactory in every way. She is seen. sometimes: and has to get up early in the morning. Likes the boys and has an ambition to show us all up yet. Synonym: Tait. Ref: "The liunchfi Clada, f. lljrillb : This energetic little girl can be heard "forever singing Carols": she is interested in clothes and doesn't like to be bossed. Spends her time combing her hair a11d has some limousine ideas in her head. She says her chief desire is to learn to cook. Mercy. I wonder why! Synonym: Cllada Belle Irene. Ref: C. A. D Dale, m, tllysertl: lie may look like he came from "way down liastf' but he is a native. He inclines toward "Eggers" and loves his pipes. Say, did you hear the latest? lie Went to bed one nite and happened to remember he had only one match for his next inornings "pipe," lt worried him so that he got up to see if said match were good. X'Vell it was and after that he slept soundly till morn. Second in order after Nadine his interest is centered in lfords, liuicks and making Iixcalibur a success. Synonym: Dyke. Ref: No. 1130. Dale, ni. ttiillilandl : He is always in a hurry and wonders how he can extend the time between classes. Seen talking to Ruby and otherwise occupies himself behind the counter. Has a good voice and wants to be a doctor. He would like to see that poem about himself and says be doesn't blush. Synonym: Dude. Cf.: Ruby R. Dewey, m, CByersil : Rather alarming in appearance and he is still more so when you know him. Loves to argufy with M. Young and has a fickle tongue tin classl 3 is blessed with the faculty of doing more than he gets credit for. Spends his time Uorating to the cowsv: wants to win that debate and be an expert dancer. ' Synonym: Duke. No ref. Dorris. f, tfiiftinl: Compare with tlrace. f, ltlamblel: is cheerfulg and likes to go to S. S.: and so far as we know her ambition is mainly to get married. Synonym: Dode. Chum: Grace. Dorothy, f, tlvlctiinnisl : Looks as tho she were and in fact is, very depend- able: likes to look nifty and can be found with Violet. Her boiling point is way below normal: and her pastime is in tell- ing about Mitldlepoint: and her ambition is to grow up. Synonym: Dot. Cf.: Yiolet. E liarl, m, l lirownl : Can be seen in the llall conversing with Myrtle and spends most of his time writing notes Cdestina- tion unknown l. Likes to dance because -say, isn't he spiffy in a sojer suit? He wants to go to West Pointg and is facing bankruptcy with an immense debt of 2 pounds of chocolates. Synonym: Brownie. Cf: Harold I. Ebba, f, tliertleil: Here is a tall girl of pleasing appearance who is skilled at the piano. She has pretty hair: is not vain: but is very bright. She likes to write poetry but doesn't like to be kidded. We asked her what her ambition was and she said, 'tjust keep house. I guessf, She is going to college. Synonym: Ebba Debba. Ref: Any Sr. Edith, f, CKnodell: We just saw a pretty little girl go past in a huge Over- 49 ' land and behold, it was Edith. She has a ready smile and loves dark secrets. She can be found at the movies and occu- pies her time learning dressmaking. She has a desire to own lfg int. in a certain Ford. Synonym: Edie Ann. Ref: Young. Erma, f, fLaddl: Her appearance is made just on time, and she may be seen at the Columbia. Wants to live in Scott and believes in the unvaruished truth. Chief Bugbear: Shorthand. Synonym: Ermie. See also: Vera K. Esther, f, QYohj: Very sweet, yet so quiet you'd never know she was around. Perhaps it's her modesty that keeps her from entering into our activities. She spends her time studying and giggling: likes the boys and is going to teach. Synonym: Essie. Ref: S. R. F Flossie, f, fSpringerj: A regular lit- tle midget! However she's always happy and is quite clever: has lots of friends and likes to have her camera with her. Has an ambition to marry the right one. Synonym: Ted. Chum: Leah. Frank, m, flienneyl : Frank is always smiling and is the only one in the class who has any typewriter paper. His pride is all in his Ford and his occupation is eating candy g he is seen on Main Street, and really has an ambition: to be as in- conspicuous as possible. Synonym: Reverend. Ref : Convoy. Frank, m, QRumbleJ: The future Senator! He has a wonderful voice and likes to joke. He is becoming popular Cwith the girlsl. it is queer, but never- theless he'd much rather drive on side- walks anyhow. His ambition is to be great or else a hero. ls clever but says he can't bark. Synonym: Rumble. Ref: Times. G Gale, m, Cliuittlel: A powerful look- ing fellow, usually located at Gleason's fTobacco Storel. Loves a joke and also dancing. Chief joy in life is farming. while chief ambition is to have a date. Synonym: Deacon. Ref: Cigar Army. George. m, tPurmortj: He is nifty and neat in appearance and likes leading a wild life. lie works awfully hard get- ting the staff to work. He can be found at Morris' and has an ambition to carry on a conversation, successfully. VVe think he is a wonderful dancer and pre- dict that he will be famous as a heart- breaker. However, we haveu't heard him swear yet. Synonym: "Geoge." Ref: Miss O'Daffer. Gertrude, f, Uonesj: Oh, isn't she cute? lt's whispered around that she likes the new dances and blows off steam whenever you mention "games" ls seen in a limousine and spends her time hog- ging the mirror. Has unruly eyes and wants to find somebody to like. Synonym: Gertie. Ref: Irene C. Gladys, f, llloltreyl: Gladys is one of our sweetest and prettiest girls. She never gets angry and likes the juniors ver' much. She employs her genius writing in her diary and wants to be a nurse. Synonym: l'ete. Ref: ll. lf. Grace. f. tliamblel: .X neat looking girl who would surprise us if she should dance: but who is interested in some- body l?l outside of school: is terribly bright in History. She is seen with Doris and spends her time sending her notes on the sly. Her aim in life is to marry a college prof. Synonym: Graey. Chum: Doris. Gwendolyn, f, tltlosierl : She is a quiet girl, seen writing letters: she wants to graduate and is interested in growing tall, wearing long dresses and chin-chin hats. Synonym: Gwen. Ref: Speith. H Harold. m. ty llrandtl: Harold can be found any time after 8:35, most any- where or at lXlorris': his chief joy in life is divided between the National and alter- nately eussing and kidding the teachers: spends his time making up in sleep those other hours: likes :Xlford and Genie chiefly and would hate to lose his pipe. Ambition, undiscovered. Synonym: Frank, or Mammoth. "Paradise Lost." Harold, m. tljruryl: At last! We have finally located him stealing a word with Ruby. We think he has learned the "art of the plug" by this time. Has a car and steady job teaching the girls how to play pool. His ambition is to own a limousine. Synonym: Hal. "Horse-Shoe." Harold. in, ty lreton l : ls slightly awk- ward and very serious and yet he loves dancing 4 Fl. lnquire at Lib. or in l-Ialls for him or lfsther, either will do. Ile is an authority on all matters relating to the Commission form of Govt. Spends the rest of his time teasing the girls. Wants to go to Annapolis. He used to be clever in "dodging" but that has all changed to the "glory of Lexington." Synonym: lreton. ff: Louis ll. Hazel, f, CVVotenJ: She is always cheerful and can be found at the Library doing reference work. She likes to be obliging and is our Shorthand Star. ls interested in "you" and has an ambition to go back to the "old folks at home." Synonym: lletty. .Xsk l.orene. Helen. f. Kiareyll You will find her in l"rincipal's office or at 'l'rix's handing out smiles: she is very clever in dressing her hair: and loves a good time. Wants to live in liort NVayne and will be some- body's stenog. She has actually fallen in love C with a Stutzl. Synonym: Babs. See Mildred. Helen, f, CGleasonj: Tall, slim and graceful-That's Helen. She would like to see the class wake up and is always swapping rumors. Can be seen going to class with Ralph and spends her time disagreeing with Dick, and her dimes for her daily cock. She is going to be an aesthetic dancer, I guess. Synonym: Gleas. Akron. Helen, f, fMcClurej : Seen, also heard. You will find her teaching the fellows the "stepping but once" and the "trotting of the fox.', She is interested in a num- ber of things and likes to swap clothes with the girls. Ambitions: unlimited. Synonym: Clure or Mack. Ref: X?-!l8z. Homer, m, fWotenj: Of course you all know him, so we are relieved of the task of describing him. He can be found wherever the crowd is and thinks he has our friends .liggs Sz Briggs going back- ward. He is interested in League and has a "consuming" ambition to go 80 per C in a Fordj. Synonym: Wollet. Ref: None necessary. I Ivalu, f, fKreachbaumj: "Happy" would just suit her. She is tall and graceful and likes everybody and everything, especially history. She spends her time in using her tongue and "reckons as how" she's goin' to be an old maid. Is a member of the "0cti We think Orationae" and will be a suffrage leader, some day. Synonym: Tucks. Foreman's. J John, m, QBonnewitzj: A handsome fellow seen with Louise. Noted as a dancer: not much interested in debate. Has ambtiions to "settle down" and next to "her" loves his pipe and er--refresh- ments. Synonym: Frank. Cf: Irs. john, m, CWi1dj : He is far from wild in appearance and more so in tempera- ment. Seen at Movies and is likewise a "Bachelor" and he spends his time get- ting on the Honor Roll and wants to run the Armour's and the Swift's out of business. - Synonym: johnny. See also: Plumb Plan. Joyce, m, CGottschallj : A robust lad, forsooth. He possesses a wonderful capacity for blushing, tho, and occupies his mind counting the coin and playing rum with Lester. He loves to pull a joke and must have a key to Harry Hawkin's cellar. His boiling point is very low and ambitions in proportion. Synonym: Gottch. Anybody. K Kenneth, m, -CStewartj: He is the tiniest member of the class, and has the greatest ambitions Q to be an electricianj. Hangs his hat up at the Times: has a supply of pretty paper on hand, comes in handy in stunts. He is interested in aeroplanes and swearing in French. Synonym: Slats. Ref: Lampe. L Leah, f, QRobertsj: She is a shorty and can be seen with Josephine, has a new fellow every new moon: spends her time writing letters, is interested in having a good time. Her ambition is to be two places at once, or else run an ESSEX. 5 Synonym: Peg, or Lee. Ref: Excalibur I. Lenore, f, CEarlyj : As her name sug- gests, she's always right there, she has a habit of orating in American History class. She likes parties: and has a vari- able temperature. She has hopes of starring in "Drammer" and already has been caught at the movies. She has a good voice for cheering. Synonym: Nora. Ref: E. A. Poe. Lester, m, fBowerj : He has a gentle appearance but he is often quite warlike: usually caught playing rhum and seen blushing. Has an aversion for girls, has pretty hair. He never worries and has an ambition to do as little as possible. Synonym: Les. Ref: Willshire. Lois, f, fStutsmanj 1. Looks like a million dollars and could spend as much: can be found at the Princess, and likes to go to Fort Wayne and spends her time 53 illustrating her new dresses. She is in- terested in perpetuating the fame of the f'Bolsheve', and has an ambition to travel around the world, which is second only to a desire to go on the stage. Synonym: Pansy. Ref: Bob B. Lorene, f, fOwensj 1 She is our ideal of an American girl, but woah! No quarters in sight, so here goes: She has a lovely crop of freckles and goes our Senate one better by aiming to keep one day ahead of the Times. She brings sunshine-there we go again+and likes all sorts of noises, rumblings, squeaks- you know. It does seem like a very queer assemblage of facts, tho, doesn't it? However, just ask any Senior. Synonym: Bobbis. ' Ref: Frank Clyj, we admit we had none. Louis, m, CBalyeatj: An athlete with an "eagle eyed" look. Seen on Craw- ford, also fond of distinguished coiffeurs ffemj. Dislikes a joke Qwhen it's on himselfj and wants to be a professional. Synonym: Stub. Ref: Sophs. Luella, f, CMillerj : The loudest thing about her is her appearance, but her heart is right. Seen on East Ridge, coming to school, she has ambition to be a teacher. Synonym: Lou. Ref: Rufus. M Martha, f, CHankammerj: La petite iille! She is seen not very much, but always tending her own affairs. She is forever complaining about her hair and likes to have her way. She wants to be a second Maud Powell and has: our names in her scrap-book! On the whole. we say, "Dar ban nodding matter wid hur. nowhow l" Ye Qld Class Play! Say wasn't it a corker? fOr rather a good one?j Synonym: Pat. Ref: Jones. Mary, f, CSawyerfl: Unfortunately we don't see very much of this quiet lit- tle lass any more. Anyhow we can say that she spends her time with the girlsg is interested in everything that goes on and has an ambition to ride in an aeroplane. Synonym: Mary Jane. Ref: Sa Soeur. Mary, f, tYoungJ: This young lady is very capable looking and is usually seen kidding Al. She has so much hair she has to have her hats made to order, and wishes the styles would changeg her chief employment is playing the piano for someone. Her ambition is to remain as popular as she is now. Synonym: Marjorie. Ref : Vanity Fair. Mildred, f, flflanbyl : This timid lass has an ambition to go like the wind on the typewriter. She has a keen sense of humor and spends her time getting her lessons. Can not be seen loafing in the halls. Synonym: Mid. Ref: Gregg S. H. Mildred, f, tjiohantgenj: lfirst im- pression: Short and plump. ls always associated: with a Buick. She can be depended upon to shine at the dance and kills Q Pj time entertaining a school teacher. Likes to go to Grange and to live on a farm. She wants to graduate- from O. S. U.-and has an ambition on the side to consume as many Hhot choco- lates" as the writer can. Qtlh, of course. we're only jokingj Seen with Helen or else with Helen - Synonym: Rosie. Ref: Ridge. N Nadine, f, flievingtonl : Gentle yet dominating tespecially when you want your personal rhyme changedl. Found in many activities but chieHy "at home' at night. Likes Fords and Buicks exclu- sively and would like to grow fat. Has lovely hair and spends her time working for the Annual, Excalibur-ing as it were. Synonym: lfletty. Cf: Dale Dysert. Nellie, f, tlrloltreyj : She is very neat and rather prim, don't you know. She spends her time getting A's and in fixing her hair. Likes D'Jer Kiss and wants to be a real for sure stenog. Synonym: Nell. Ref: Gladys. Nicholas, m, Hfancill: lf we were staging a Mutt 81 jeff, Nick would be the Mutt. He can be located on the Base l-Ball Diamond and has a lot of girls crazy about him. Thinks he can tell oleomargarine from butter and has an ambition to be funny. Synonym: Nick. Ref: Any Sr. Girl. P Phyllis, f, CShottsJ : We were about to say that she resembled Marie Dressler but thot better of it. Phyllis is awfully cute: is a neat dresser and is ready for anything Concej. She likes parties and going to Ft. VVayne and spends her time studying Chem. She wants to quit using slang and do opera work. Synonym: Shotts. Ref: Louise. R Ralph. m, fLampeJ: .... what shall we say? "Beings as how" he spends his time at the switch fand still no trains go by! and likes to snap your picture and has an unrecordable temperature and wants to go to Washington CD. CJ there isn't much left for us to say. Oh, yes! You will find him at Collins' and he has a very voluminous and picturesque vocabulary. Mercy!-continued in our next! Synonym: Jones. See also: H. G. Richard, m, CGreenewaldi : Would you ever suppose he was once bashful? He has a friendly air, a happy smile and alas-walks like an old man. However, he belongs to the pipe brigade and sure- ly dislikes to be interviewed by Supt. Sullivan. Chief occupation is patroniz- ing Muggie and his aim in life is to get a license Cwirelessj. 55 Synonym: Dick. Life. Robert, m. QMcFarlandj : Of com' manding appearance he also has a keen sense of humor. "He hopes to tell you" that the purple and green went over the top with a "whirlwind attack." Can be found with the girls and is also interested in Delaware. Has an ambition to sur- pass Eugene Ohrian and Harrison Ford, l say. Synonym: Tack or Malick. Ref: Shadowland. Ronald, m, CThomasj: He is seen only in the mornings and his pastime is riding a bycycle. He wants to know if you ever saw "Grace GAMBLE ?" He wants to be a Joke editor of Life or some such. Synonym: Ron. Ref: Judge. Roy, m, fSt0veJ : He looks as tho he were about ready to surprise us. ls clever in typewriting and is very modest in respect to "les fillesf' Is trusty and wants to--oh you'll have to ask him. CSee him at Y. MJ Synonym: Stove. Ref: Hi-Y. Roxie, f, QBienz3: A recent addition to class, looks girlish and specializes in Chemistry. Found at Y. W. and is fond of surprising one. Her chief ambition in life is to get to vote. You can have a lot of fun with her and we vote her a mighty good sport. Synonym: Foxie. ???? Ruby, f, QReidenbachj 1 Appears tfaithfullyjg and has a large amount of the spice of life in her possession. She is seldom seen fwith the girlsj and has hair that never saw a single curler. She is subject to fits of giggles and likes-Oh, well, you know, without pulling any of those old jokes. Her aim in life is to hang on to Dale. Synonym: Rhubarb. Ref: Any Rival. Ruby, f, fRigginsj : She is a Grecian type of beautyg has a load of hair, she is interested in the new styles and spends her time getting shorthand, she has an ambition to be great, Cwhy, Ruby, we didn't suppose you believed in woman suffragelj Synonym: Boobs. Cf: Roxie. Russel, m, QHOVCTIUHUDI He has a threatening look but is quite harmless, and can be found just anywhere. He is interested in the Freshies CU and has very good manners. Looks awfully cute in a petticoat and has a lofty goal in life: To live on Main St. Synonym: Russ. Ref: R. 'BALL Coach. Russel, m, CLemarj : A dark mysteri- ous young man who can be found in typewriting room. He has a desire for knowledge and is very serious andimod- est. He loves his horn and doesnlt at- tend the parties. His ambition is prob- ably to be a woman hater. Synonym: "Mr, Lemarf' Ask Miss Linder. j 56 Russel, m, fShaWD: Here is a fellow who has an ambition to do goodg who oc- cupies himself getting his lessonsg and is becoming more and more one amongst. ls rather awkward yet and has such a mop of hair. Never seen with the same girl twice. Synonym: Russ. Ref: XXX. Ruth, f, fBellj : An unassuming mem- ber of the class, found most every noon, in Sr. Girls' cloakroom. Fond of bright colors and has an athletic walk. Very sweet, yet not allied to word frivolous. Will be a teacher and has secret ambition to sweep her own dining room. Synonym: Rufus. Ref: The "Bunch" S Sarah, f, CRumblej: Such a little lady,-you'd never guess she was Frank's sister, but she is. Moreover she is in- terested in the movies and has a "way wid her" and doesn't need anyone else's glory. Has a calling to write short stories, and says she spends her time waiting for her next birthday. Synonym: Sary or Sarah jane. Ref: ME. T teddy, m, fDavisll : We have an aw- fully hard time telling him from his brother but after settling him finally over there in the corner we found that he was interested in graduating and that he spends his time applauding the other fellow's naughtiness. Has an ambition tNo doubtlll Perhaps he would like to prove that a Ford is really more expen- sive than a Dodge fupkeep on bolts ll. Synonym: Ted. Ref: juniors. Thelma, f, fMohlerj: Can be found. whenever you need herg you will know her by her "ready for Business" attitude. Her chief occupation is helping others and her pastime is making fudge. Her aim in life is to fall in love. Synonym: Marty. Ref: Y. W. V Vera, f, fKigginsj: Very sweet and pretty in appearance and gentle in tem- per. She likes the navy and occupies her time at HofTman's. Her dread is to have her picture taken and her ambition is to be wealthy. Synonym: Kigg. Chum: Erma. Violet, f, CTompsonj: Entirely satis- factory and very unassuming in appear- ance. You can find her with Dot and she occupies herself playing the piano. 'H Likes to entertain and has ambition to finish Chem. with a flourish. Synonym: Vi. Ref: Drury. Z Zoe, f, QMosierj : Red is her favorite color and well it becomes her for glori- ously does it enhance the beauty of her raven tressesl There! VVhat a load off our minds. However she is just a nice little girl who still clings to the ribbon. She is full of pep and has an ambition to go into opera, or at least she might have. you had better ask herg maybe. Synonym: Zo. Ref: Faust. Ring the Curtain down! The "Finis', is here. Having gone this far we take this opportunity to thank you for your attention in pursuing this complete "Dictionary," However, you will prob- ably meet all the present Juniors next year in their version of the dictionary. revised and extended, no doubt far be- yond our attempts. ---u-aqgggg 58 Junior Glilass Dan Peiinell-P1fesidr'nI Helen Siple-V. Pres. Benard Schmidt--Treas. 'Ida jtillerat-Secretrwy Thelma Cole Darrell Davis Amber Clay VVilson Clark Mary Bucher Robert Burgeon Stella Brown Menford Brian Madeline Brandt Donald Baxter Cleota Ashbaugh Irene Harman Kenneth Lindsey Martha Gribler David Jones Geraldine Gabriel Paul Jackson Ruby Erick Claude Hines Lillian Fowler Harry Hawkins Marie Duprey Edward Goeke Beulah Dunson Ronald Gamble Emma Dixon Kimbal Evans Edith Cottingham Eugene Stuck Clyde Siler Leona jones Ruth Jenkins Paul Roberts Edith Jenkins Wayne Riekets ' Helen Hunt Louise Humphreys Marshall Osborn Pauline Hoaglin Virginia Smith Ella Spellbring Gladys Stell Olive Stewart Mersene Uncapher Myra Webber Virginia Webster Portia Wood Beatrice Cooper Alice Kreachbaum Cecil LeMuny0n Donald Underwood Marcile McCoy Ralph Wade Nellie Miller Charles Williamson Eva Osborn Evangeline Perrine Helen Perry Hazel Potts Virginia Seheveikle Clifton Marsh 1 Mary Shaffer Lucile Hennerman 60 Charlotte Sidle History of the Junior Class Ql3y Olive Stewartl It was early in September, 1917. Gne bright Monday morning, a motley crowd of boys and girls, scarcely out of their childhood, appeared on the horizon of the High School campus. They were evidently very much out of place, scam- pering to and fro, losing their way, and making a great deal of fun for the upper classmen, for would you imagine it, this conglomeration of humanity of which l speak, was nothing more or less than the illustrous class of ,ZI entering upon its High School career. Scared? Well I must admit we were. We entered into this new adventure, wide-eyed and wide- mouthed, casting an occasional admiring and perhaps longing glance at our supe- riors in the other side of the assembly. While we were naturally considered somewhat green, and perhaps deserved only the title of "Freshie" bestowed upon us, as usual, by our superiors, we were nevertheless respected by them. Our first year was rather uneventful tho very interesting. Since our country was engaged in "whipping the Huns" the whole High School patriotically de- prived itself of many pleasures in order to purchase Thrift Stamps. The sale of run on a rather class striving to the Thrift Stamps was competitory scale, each purchase more than the others. The Freshmen nobly held their place among the competitors, and parallel to this patriotic enthusiasm, we advanced rapidly along "the flowery paths of knowledge," under the capable guidance of our learned instructors, and at the close of the year, we came out bright and happy, proudly declaring ourselves to be--Sophomores. After the summer vacation given us to renew our strength for the resuming of our battle with knowledge, we again as- sembled in September, 1918. Early in this year we elected ofhcers as follows: President, Claude Hines, Vice President, Ruth Jenkins, Secretary, Mary Shaffer, and Treasurer, Roland Gamble. Gur class had dwindled some- what during the months intervening our Freshman and Sophomore years, how- ever, the faithful few assumed control of class affairs. Cur school year was carried on, some- what on the installment plan, the "flu" epidemic seriously conflicted with our regular routine, and succeeded in forc- ing upon us two long and wearisome va- cations. However during attendance we participated in the usual festivities of the school, taking an active part in the ath- letics and assuming our portion of the burden of upholding the High School spirit. lt was during this year that the High School Annual was initiated. To this we willingly contributed our share of wit, knowledge and talent. Again in 1919 we assembled to enter into the most important year of our High School career-the Junior year. Upon our entrance, we awoke fully to the reali- zation of its significance. In this year, much was to be expected of us. The officers we have chosen are: Dan Pennell, President, Helen Siples, Vice President, Ida Juillerat, Secretary, and Bernard Schmidt, Treasurer. Also we have been organized into two literary so- cieties, and these two clubs present in- teresting programs, thus stimulating our interest in many and varied subjects. Our position necessitates the assump- tion of responsibility in many activities, and we have so gained the confidence of the faculty that to us as Juniors has been given the task of setting a fitting and proper example for the lower classmen. Of course we went over the top in the junior Red Cross campaign, being great- ly inspired by the genuine appeal made by Miss Helen Humphreys, in behalf of the boys and girls in destitute lands be- yond the seas. But the greatest event of the year is yet to come. The Prom, or Junior re- ception for the departing Seniors. For this occasion we anticipate a gayltime. lt comes in the month of May, during the season of sunshine and flowers, and We shall strive to make it a happy event. Thus having established for ourselves a pleasing record in the past, with a full realization of the responsibilities which rest upon us as Juniors, we turn our eyes with eager anticipation toward our Senior year. The maiden priced a diamond ring, It shone just like the Sun. She liked the diamond very much, llut didn't have the Mon. The maiden had no time to lose, And folded up her ones and Tues. "l've got a scheme," she coyly said, "I'll go and find a beau and Wed." She bundled up in cloaks and furs And said, "I'll charm the noble Thurs." She didn't have so long to try, She found him at an oyster Fri. And on her dimpled finger fat, He slipped the diamond while they Sat. 62 Speith: "Why do you call your um- brella Adam ?" ' ' Ungericht: "Because it's shy a rib." PK :oc is A little bit of nonsense, A little bit of snuff, Sprinkled in a class room, Will make a teacher fuss. Pk Pk DK Of all the saws That I ever saw, I never saw a saw Saw like this saw saws. SCPHS N95 lfr,j ,fn 'l,,'21'- i.. bnpbumnre Glass Fred Rank--P1'eside11f Marie Rucklos-V. Pres. Joseph Gleason-Trcas. Voletta Todd-Sefrrafary Eugene Agler Geraldine Black Glen Angevine Margaret Black Clarice Couts Josephine Church Forrest McGurk Helen Corathers Roy Eichar Venetta Campbell Miles Deal Lucille Bullis Paul Conley Jessie Brown Paul Ronnewitz Thelma Bowe Rolland Blanke Nellie Dasher Class Colors--Purple and Gold A John Graven Bernice Dias Charles Jones Mildred Dustman Dwight Jones Augusta Etts Leonard Ladd Mary Ewing Gaylord Leslie Eleanor Evans Otis Longanecker Bernice Fleck Victor McNall Clemett Mohr Nellie Gribler Webster Nihiser Evelyn Grove Herbert Nussbaum Thelma Greenewald Howard O'Brien Helen Hanson Clifford Painter 64 Hel-en Hester Grace Henney Mary Hines Gaylord Richey Gertrude Hoover Lawrence Riggins Geraldine Hoverman Maldwyn Roberts Jeanette Huhn LeRoy Sampsell Naomi Jackson Frank Schoonover Gwendolyn Jones Dolph Shock Rudolph Showalter Elizabeth Jones Glenn Smith Olwen Jones Vtfalter Smith Beatrice Kear Walclon Stewart Zona Kinsey Ruth Welch Clara Kissell Enoch Yoh Grace Knowlton Cecil Koogle Eithel Longanecker Edith Marsh Margaretta Meredith 3 Anna McClure Sabina Mohr VVilma Mosure Katherine Murphy Margaret Neel Elizabeth Price Myrtle l ruden Mildred Richards Ruth Richards Marvel Rittenhouse Harriet Roggenkemper Kathryn Sawyer Helen Sells Coralie Shaw Veda Sheley Margaret Spayd Corinne Springer Mabel Stetler Miriam Stitz Edna Tester Kathleen Thomson Eugenia Tuttle "Lest We F orget" Precipe: Upon the brightest day of March in the year 1920, the Annual Staff decreed that upon the pages of its publication there should be printed a rec- ord of each class in the High School, "Lest We Forgetfi And the Historical Committee of the Class of 1922 here- with submit the following, to wit: Firstly: "Be it so resolved that all the seventh grades of the City of Van Wert, State of Ohio, inclusive, shall as- semble at the Fourth Ward as a Junior High." So ordained the School Board of said city in or about the year one thou- sand nine hundred and seventeen. More- over the aforesaid pupils so assembled at the place so designated and did therein enjoy one whole year under the guidance of such worthies as Miss Dettmer, Miss Scheidt and Mr. Daughters, all very well known in H. S. Having completed QD the course prescribed by the law, won all battles with whomsoever they engaged upon the field of athletics, and partaken of more or less social events as were al- lowed, at the end of the year they gradu- ated, according to the due process of custom. Secondly: Herewith, be it stated that in all the history of the above mentioned body of people there remains no record of a period of time when their green was quite so gaudy, when conceit wore so large a hat or knowledge was so large a bubble as this. Nevertheless, the year fled swiftly as on the wings of a dollar bill, with practically the same misfortunes and delays, and otherwise good times as do befall every Freshman class. Re it re- membered and entered into the Hles and records that the president was one Everett Speelman now no longer a citizen of the commonwealthg that the Secretary of State was one Anna McClureg that the portfolio of the Treasury was assigned to Gaylord Leslie. Also hereunto attach the seal of the Presidentrix QV. PQ in name Marie Rucklos. By command of the Chief Giver of justice. A. Karns, their fame shall not be decreased because they "flu" home and there remained for many moons but rather increased by rea- son of their good judgment in so doing. during the year above written. Thirdly: lie it acknowledged, con- firmed and admitted by any and whatso- ever upper classmen as deem it possible, that the aforementioned and extensive crowd of Freshies, being somewhat "highschoolized," were permitted to enlist in the student body as first class Sopho- mores. Having chosen as Captain there- First Lieutenant, of, one Fred Rankg as Marie Rucklos, and as Charge d' Books one Violetta Todd, by name, they forth- with proceeded to appoint as "Quarter"- master G. Leslie, according to the offi- cial elections, which were esteemed as law in regard to all future undertakings. As recited in the petition of said officers there was held a meeting whereat a reso- lution was passed as follows: "That a tax be levied upon said people for the purpose of supplying entertainment therefor." Moreover, said law was twice enacted and both parties resulting there- were voted successful. Further. from let it be said that upon the field of ath- letics same as hereinbefore described, this class, and the team composed of girls, in particular, attained success as never before equalled by any soph. class. They had adopted as their plat- form for the campaign of IQIQ-20 the words, to wit: "Knock em cold." They did. Fourthlyz Be it hoped, forthwith, that said class will continue as before to in- crease their numerous stores of knowl- edge and emerge according to the code passed by previous classes, as juniors. Passed and Signed this 7th day of April, IQZO. I-I1s'roR1cA1, COM MIT'l'l-Il-I. Failed in Latin, fiunked in Math., They heard him softly hiss, ".I'd like to meet the guy who said That ignorance is bliss." Pk Pk bk The lad was sent to college, And now dad cries: "Alack!,' He spent a thousand dollars And gets a quarter back. 66 Smart. Howland: "Ardath, when was the Civil War, 1500 or 16oo?" Ardath: "I600." Pk Dk Pk Mr. Karns: "Young man, is this your father's signature ?" Freshie: "As near as I could get it, sir." Juv-W-H jfrtsbman A lass 1 I Hisftory of the Junior High a 'Twas in September of Seventeen, We entered the Seventh grade, There we began to faithfully glean The knowledge which now is our aid The seventh grades went to different wards With teachers of different names. Each having its separate knowledge horde. And playing its separate games. But, now at fourth ward they work together. With a spirit worth their while Thru both sunshine and stormy weather. Every cloud is lined with a smile. About this season we entered the war. And were asked to buy Thrift Stamps more We bought with a spirit loyal and true As seventh graders are wont to do. Time sped onward and when came May, WE were far wiser, but not so gay. Most were promoted, few lagged behind, She in her grading had been most kind. 68 and more igbtb Grabs 'I'hen when September came again XVe entered the Junior High! And then our scholarship began: Our standard was only the sky. VVe were like the Eighth grade workers now, VVith pencil and prayer in hand Asking, Where, when and the popular how, Ready to work at the teacher's command. Our teachers were Dettmer, Handwerk and Dodge Sir Stettler and Loomis, too. The Third Ward 'Building became our lodge, And to it we will always be true. Soon for class parties came the time, For refreshments we each paid a dime g Dancing and games passed the hours away, And when we departed 'twas almost day. At Xmas time the schools were closed, On account of the contagious "Flu," We got a rest and we surely dozed, The recess thru and thru. 69 Seventh Grabs Time passed onward, day by day Till came the thirtieth of May. VVE left the Eighth grade far behind And those poor teachers, good and kind. Then came visions that were near Prospects of our Freshman yearg Tozzer, Rrumbaugh, Mosier, Speith Were ouriteachers--some relief. We've had our Chapel programme, 'Twas a marvel of success. No one will have a better one. Ur l will miss my guess. Of Lit. societies we have two. The Lincohfs the best I ever knew. The Athenian's for the Greeks of Qld, Wihose intelligence equalled gold. .-Xs for future years l cannot say I'll tell you that some other day. Irlut I hope we'll keep together this class of ours, VVith the same old President. Harold Bowers. W-Nrinxu Niikoo UNcAPH1f:k 70 I I 'v 1-". ." .,'. X P. ' 5 N . . In M X 'f Q 0 Q ,,r ,w K K . '1'u 'xx' xx: fa s I 1 'l,"p,l'X' U l"l" : ' I fl f a 4 i ' 'I'-4 ,. -n ' .. 5 0 A ' 5 .- '. r' I -I . ' I ' x . gn-an q "JT--" 31 U m W .4 V 1 151 fb X W 'M-1-' . ...- ,Z.' 'E if-'f -',': ff?5ffli f.. f N 1-fi fl Q5 wx 'HQ' 'N J Wx ffv 346 VANITY FAIR 71 Qlllltl. 5 ll I 1 anitq Gilt-1ir ,lust when Charles Dana Gibson began the drawing of pretty girl pictures is not known, except by Mr. Gibson himself. but it will go down in the history of the Yan Nllert High School that the Class of H220 inaugurated the idea of a beauty contest. The requirements were that the winners were not only to be beautiful but the most popular as well. One young lady was to be chosen from each of the classes of the Junior and Senior High School. As soon as it became known that the pictures of the lucky ones were to appear in the 1920 Annual, every girl be- gan to "fuss up," and really before the day of voting came the competition was so great that the "beauty editor" was surely glad it Wasnit up to him alone to sift it down to six out of the flock of wonderful girls on dress parade. All beauty parlors were doing overtime busi- ness, every girl appeared with cheeks all Upinked up." eyebrows plucked. and the most wonderful coiffures: and when it came to clothes it was like a regular style show at every session, indeed all were most bewitching. The contest ran so close that it was necessary for the tellers to recount in several instances and while we are very proud of those who were chosen to represent each class in this particular department, we are also proud to know it would require a much larger annual to enable us to give space to all of our pretty girls. Superintendent H. L. Sullivan Mr. Sullivan has served as Superin- tendent of the Van Wert Public Schools for the past year, and he has long since won for himself a place in the hearts of every school boy and girl in the city. He is respected for his learning, for his up- rightness and sincerity of purpose and loved for his attractive personality. Ex- tending a friendly, helping hand in every difficulty, joking with us where others migh criticize and displaying that pleas- ant smile and infectious chuckle when all is blue, we have learned to look to him at every turn. And we, the members of the Senior Class personally desire to extend to him our appreciation for his interest in our class and its activities, for the assist- ance he has so generously given, and for his co-operation in our attempt to fur- ther school spirit. Realizing that the members of this class will soon be scat- tered to many cities and states, we take this opportunity to wish him success and happiness thru all the succeeding years. Faculty lngenu't,' Enthusiasm + - Capacity to lecture + Smiles fA1g8bl'2l-J :: Karns. S. ' t Wisdom 1Latinl U Gentle lncerl : M 11 .1 , y + Stemin S. H. X lLikes name Roy! Appearance L arg 3 I Tall I: Dlgnlhed . u 1 Bawling us out -lki + Learning fAb1l1ty to te:-tchl - '-?- : Rowland, Interest in II. S. ' Every day Impetuosity Love of Knowledge Literature X + ' X -- 1: Odaifer. Sweetness New York Youth Variable temper ' Responsibility Characteristic stride Grln + - X Hard Chem. Tests : Barr. For V. W. H. S. Bachelor Golden Hair Smiles over 1 f d Sth Lit. -'lvl X --1 ' ove 0 oo music -W--e : H kh , , Dutchy appearance STORMS T I g + Knowledge an ammer Kindness in class Quietness X Slight stature - Desire to dance X -ilu : Spieth, fllhysiosl D I + Trim appearance Likes politics History ai re ort X : Ch' ' t , y P Stylish coiffeur + Cars lc New Yawk Experience lvmg on A .rt + "Specs" + Effort to increase "Short"-hand L 1 1 1 X : in er. g y Lectures Our knowledge "Long" lessons 1 Parlez-vous? + S. it + Smiles Being in a hurry H H -l incerl -l X ---4 : a , Mode de France y Travels Seen in a Dodge Commanding appearance . . l- - X Sweetness + Interest 1n Freshles : Tozzer. Lovely hair Linguist Welsh Temper Looking for --i-- -I- Watchfulness - ll + -- : Evans. Good Teacher Good Sport YOU Tall L Being one of 8th Classes '-'L + Frequent Smile X - - 85 il- : Dettmer. Dignitled Best teachers Math. Star Seen downstairs ' Tall and U -1- X Int. ln Sophs. - 8: Hammers, etc. : Ungericht. And with Speith Bossy ' Thinks she's cross , Grading of High collar - -T + Loads of hair X -Tl + --l : Brumbaugh. Seen- in hall Themes Popularity Appearance Hearty laugh Musicals and Melodious vo' e - 2 Jones. le On Wed. 8: Fri. + Robust fomn + The like Popularity . Keeping the Quotations , I --- X Coachlng + -ii + ---1 : Moser. At chapel Team straight lGeom.P Prettiest plaid Columbus Seen in Sineerity + X 8s :'Mc-Donald. Skirt in H. S. Youthfulness Cafeteria ' Seen ln Mighty good cook, too Short Ka Amiable X flsj : Rice. Sewing We don't blame her I Typing and Sweet Being Dark hair 8a QSeenj X + : Stevens. Answering 'phone Temper Obliging 75 if" 'JH' V 76 Organizations and Dramatics The 4'Hi-Y" "How good to live and learn." -Bl'0'ZUlIiII.Q'. This year has given birth to new clubs and has advanced the growth of those formed last year. The Sojusen has passed. but newer and better clubs have taken its place. We have organized lit- erary clubs for each class in the High School which meet during school hours. The lll-Y is still the enthusiastic club it was last year with some new members. HI-Y. The Pledge. "I promise on my honor as a CIl7'l'.Yt'iUf1'I I0 help create, maintain, and c.rf0nd flzrouglwut the school ci-nd comiiiziizify high sfanidards of Cl'I1'fSf7'Ul'I Ii1i'ing'."' .Yrlme ................ As the l-li-Y is an established organi- zation, we had better talk about it first, leaving the new literary clubs for climax. You all know that the club was organized last year by the Y. M. C. AX. for the junior and Senior boys and it is still active this year. This club is one division of a national society of boys seeking the highest standard of living. The officers are elected by the boys: President. Richard iireenewald: Yice llresident. Nicholas Yancil: Secretary. Frank Rumble, and the Treasurer, Ken- neth Lindsey. Their leader is lfred Trupp, a Y. Nl. worker. livery Tuesday night they meet at the Y. M. C. A. where a banquet is held and all enjoy the inter- esting programs. This is a "live-wire" organization and they discuss live-wire subjects. One of the meetings consisted of a discussion on "Our Next President," and "The Mexican Intervention." We can see by this that the boys are keeping up-to-date as true Americans. Lambda Mu Alpha The Y. VV. C. A. is also helping to or- ganize girls' clubs by giving them free use of the gymnasium and providing for classes to be held there. Girls of every class in the high school can go and enjoy the opportunities offered. Every girl should take advantage of this splendid opportunity and by doing it develop phys- ically as well as mentally. An entirely new organization of liter- ary clubs was made this year. Each class was divided into two parts, A to K, K to 71. Each of the two divisions forms a club and is under the supervision of two teach- ers. The meetings for all clubs are held every two weeks on Friday from 2:15 till 3:00, and are held in the different rooms of the building. The meetings are conducted by the students themselves who elect a president to act as chairman. As the meetings of the Sojusen were held after school, it made it impossible for all the students to attend, so a novel plan was arranged. to hold the meetings 78 during school hours. It is a splendid plan for it keeps up the spirit and interest of the school. The programs consist of debates, readings, music, or plays, giving the pupils ya profitable and enjoyable forty-five minutes. They learn some- thing of the art of public speaking, con- ducting meetings and planning programs. Every club has a name and the meetings are published by means of posters on the bulletin board. These posters are made by the students and afford another op- portunity to people who are artistically inclined and original. LAMBDA MU ALPHA. Many names were suggested for our literary society andafter due considera- tion we chose Lambda Mu Alpha. The club organized last November after Mr. Karns had explained the pur- pose and the plan for such a society. The different societies of the High School are formed according to the alphabet. So every Senior whose name begins with one of the letters from A to K is a member t Philomathean of the Lambda Mu Alpha. The officers of this club always en- deavor to have interesting and worth- while meetings-and they succeed. The officials of the society are: President, Vice President and Secretary. They are chosen every six weeks and therefore have charge of three consecutive meet- ings. Every society has two teachers includ- ed in the membership. We are glad to say that our honorary members are Miss Evans and Mr. Karns. They assist in the making of the programs for our meetings and aid us when any difiiculties arise. PHILOMATHEAN. The Seniors from L to Z met in Room 20 in late November to form a literary club, which would give us an opportuni- ty to do public speaking, which, perhaps will be of great benefit to us after we have left school. We decided to call our club Philomathean. Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Barr are our advisers and critics. The officers elected have charge of three meetings and arrange the program for each meeting. The club holds its meet- ings every two weeks on Friday after- noon. We have had several very interesting programs, some of which were devoted to the study of music, some to prominent men, others to nature and still others were of a humorous type. We had two very interesting debates. The question at one meeting was: Resolved, That the earth is flat, and of course the afiirmative side won. The other one was: Resolved, That girls are more expensive than boys. And needless to say the negative side was victorious. These meetings were instruc- tive as well as enjoyable. v i As You The First officers that were elected were: George Purinort. Presideutg Lo- rene Owens, Yice President, and Mary Young, Secretary. The second officers were: Nicholas Yancil, lil'CHlflC1ltI Clada l'rill, Yice l"resident. and Helen Mc- Clure, Secretary. The third officers were: lfrank Rumble, President: Dorthy Mc- tiinnis. Yiee l'resident, and Thelma Mohler, Secretary. .xs Yot' LIKE rr. "Come on, let's take a hike to the woods one of these tine days and gather wild Howers. and see how many birds we know, what do you say 7' "As You Like lt, folks. I think it would be lots of fun." This is the kind of spirit that prevails throughout this lit- erary society which meets once in two weeks. This society is an organization composed of the latter half of the Junior class. The sponsors of the club are Miss Rice and Miss Chivington. .Xt each meet- ing there is much enthusiasm and inter- 80 Like It est because the program is ".Xs You Like ltfl The program for the tirst meeting was a discussion on the modern aeroplane. The Christmas program was held at the Y. M. C. .X.. and, while the members were sitting around the fireplace, old Christmas legends and stories were told. followed by some splendid music. Nluch to our surprise. Santa t'laus'appeared. bringing' with him the'eustomary little stockings filled with candy and popcorn. The only other social event which has been held this year was a backwards party given for the pleasure of our sister club, the lNo-he-lo. At present the club is interested in the study of advertising. The society is divided into four teams. each one mak- ing four advertisements for four leading firms in Yan Wert. judges are to be chosen to select the best advertisements and the three losing teams are to furnish the eats when we take our hike. , , Wohelo -The :Ks You l,ikc lt literary society has taken pride in the posters advertis- ing its meetings and in maintaining great interest and enthusiasm among its 1116111- bers. The club has great plans made for the future, the subject for one- of our programs being "ttl1io." which should prove to be very interesting. Our last two meetings of the year are to have for their subject matter the study of birds and camp life. WUHIELO. Vvohelof l suppose you may think that l'm going' to talk about an lndian tribe which lived in Yan Wert County. but you have another guess coiningx I am talking' about a literary society of the junior Class of the Yan VVert High School. lt was formed at the begiiming of the second semester under the super- vision of lXliss tldarfer and Miss Mc- Donald. Of course you will want to know our reason for choosing this name. so l will tell you: it is formed of the three finest words in the English lan- guage-work, help and love. Our object trom the hrst has been to develop a greater appreciation of good literature, 11 greater love for good music and to learn to work tojifether for the mutual benetit of all. i' ' The programs have been very inter- esting' and instructive. Hur ollicers have endeavored to put on at each meeting' a program which would be of interest to all present. The programs have con- sisted of travel, music. sports, sketches of the lives of popular and worth while authors and short reviews of their works. t lne meeting' was devoted to a discussion of .lohn Drinkwatefs play, "Abraham l.lllC0llliil another to X'Vinter Sports, in- cluding skiing, tobogganing, bandy or ice hockey. ice sailing and other winter sports held in various countries. For the special benefit of the boys we had one program devoted to animal stories with several passages read from some of Theodore Roosevelt's excellent de- scriptions of his experiences in the Jun- Paramount gles of Africa, some most exciting tales related by the boys from Jack London. john Tainter Foote and Theodore Roose- velt. Gur sister club, the As You Like It, very delightfully entertained us at a clever Backwards party held February the sixth at the Y. W. C. A. Almost everyone was dressed backwards. The dinner was served backwards, beginning with toothpicks and ice cream and ending with the passing of the napkins. Every- one had a delightful time and was sorry when it was time to go home. Before the end of this school year we hope to give them a party in return, but of course that is a secret. We feel that the literary clubs have been a great success and have added enjoyment to our high school course. PARAMOUNT. Whatis in a name? They say a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but we Sophomores think that no other name would quite express the ideals 82 toward which we are striving in the work of our literary society-the Paramount. The word "Paramount" means "su- perior to all others." This does not mean that we are so conceited as to believe that at the present time we have reached that lofty plane. However. we have set that as a standard and by the time we are seniors We expect to be "Paramount" We have taken several long strides in this direction in the work we've done this year. We have learned some parliamen- tary drill. In fact we feel that we are now able to conduct a meeting properly. We have profited by our programs. both by taking part and by listening. Some of these programs have been musical and some literary. "Gardens', was the theme of one of the most interesting programs. Old Fashioned Gardens. . .Nellie Dasher Sun Dials ............ Gwendolyn Jones Tulips ................. Evelyn Groves Van Wert Gardens ..... Grace Knowlton Recitations by Ethel Longenecker, Roosevelt Ycnette Campbell. lilizabeth hlones. Newspaper .............. Ulwen jones The society appreciates the work of its officers and of its faculty advisers, Miss llall and Miss Marshall. We are proud of our society and we hope that it will continue to be a force for good in our high school. Roosl-:yi-31.'l'. The Roosevelt Literary Society is, we think, the best in the high school. lt is composed of all the members of the Sophomore class whose last names com- mence with the letters from M to Z in- elusive. We chose our name "Roosevelt" at onrfirst meeting and use his great states- manship as an inspiration for greater things. XVe cannot all be Roosevelts, but we can educate ourselves to be useful citizens by studying his career. There are three oilicers in our society. The officers at present are: Mildred Richards, presidentg Uortha Neely. vice- presidentg Eugenia Tuttle, secretary. We elect officers every three weeks: This 83 short length of service gives opportu- nity for nearly all members to become officers. The holding of an office in school organizations will benefit the pupils in after life in their business and clubs. Each literary society in the high school is under the supervision of some teach- ers. The two teachers having charge of our society are Miss Linder and Mr. llowland. There was only one literary society in the high school last year and that-was composed of Senior High School girls. This year all pupils in the eighth to twelfth grades inclusive are in literary societies. The literary society is the best place to correct your mistakes. Everyone is alert and quick to notice mistakes. One " 'Tis must be quick to correct his own, better to have tried and failed. than never to have tried at all." lfollowing is a typical program given by our society: Subject-"The West' Newspaper Reading .... Forest McGurk Pioneer Days ....... Herbert Nussbaum Cattle Ranching ........ Wilma Mosure Indians .......... .... A nna McClure Sheep Herding ......... Victor McNall Cowboys .............. Forest M'cGurk Outlaws ........... Kathleen Thompson Reading ................. Sabina Mohr Music ....................... Victrola LYCEUM COURSE Our High School has supported a Lyceum Course for the past eight years. Mr. Bowland is the manager of this course and thru his efforts it has always been successful. Each year adds in the development of a better course as we strive to gain a higher rung on this ladder of success. We have had some exceptionally fine numbers this year. The New York Madrigal Singers were here October 193 November 4, the Criterion Quartet of New York City gave a concert. Both of these numbers were well worth the price of a season ticket. By the way, the price of the season ticket advanced this year, due to the higher cost of producing the course. But at that, it was in reach of all, being one dollar and fifty cents for admission. Then on December 5th, Wil- liam Rainey Bennett, the lecturer, made another appearance in our city and gave a splendid lecture, "The Man Who Can." Gay Zenola MacLaren gave a popular play at our Lyceum Course last year and returned this year, making new friends and satisfying her old ones. Her play this year was "The Governor's Lady." The last number, The Kryl Orchestral Sextette, appeared March Io. Many considered this the best number on the program. FINANCIAL REPQRT. Balance from last year ......... S 78.81 Receipts ............. .... 8 80.75 5959-56 Paid for talent .... .... S 775.00 Expenses ............ . . Io1.78 Balance on hand ..... .... 8 2.78 25959.56 The Lyceum Course for 1920-21 con- sists of five splendid numbers. Every attraction is the very best, and a season ticket will enable you to hear the entire course. The course will consist of: New York Lyric Singers, Gay Zenola Mac- Laren, Harold Proctor Company, Wil- liam Rainey Bennett and the Tscharkow- sky Quartette. ' Friends and patrons. we thank you. Come next year, we hope you do. HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS Van VVert High 'School is noted for its chorus and this year's chorus snr- passes every other. Some poet said, "As each flower unfolds, it seems fairer than the last." Thus it is with our chorus. each is better than the former. There are really two choruses, the Junior and Senior, both under the leadership of Mr. blames Jones. There are about one hun- drcd and twenty--live voices in the junior and one hundred in the Senior. The initial appezmuice of the Senior Vhorus was at the Lyceum Course, De- cember 5. Then on lfehruary 27, they put on the operetta. "The Contest of the Nations." The plot of the opera is as follows: To settle a long dispute among The Junior Chorus will present the operetta, "The Little Snow White," the first of May. Our hope is that the music of our high school may 'nlinne toward its goal for success and tl-at it may be known not only in our co 'nunity but in our state. High School Musical--"Contest of the the nations a contest was held, presided Nations." over by the Spirit of lfair Play. livery I-'INANCIAL Ri-:1'oRT. contestant gave a song or dance to try Receipts ..... 3183.10 for the prize. The prize was awarded lixpenditures-u to Miss tolnmhia. The entertainment lneidentals. S 19.85 was one of exceptional merit and was Aclvertisivg. .. .. 20.40 reproduced lfehruary 30, to meet the Music ..... 142.85 popular demand for another opportunity ---- to enjoy it. 3183.10 Oratorical Contestants Left to right, top-Lorene Owens, Mary Young. Lenore Early, Ivalu Kreachbaum, Helen McClureg sitting, Frank Henney, Frank Rumble twmnerl, Dewey Byers. 53 ORATORICAL CONTEST. For many years the Van Wert High School has participated in an oratorical contest. The contestants are people from the several towns of Northwestern Ohio. The winner of the contest brings the meeting place of the contest to his city for the next year. No contestant enters from the city in which the contest is held. Last year the contest was held at Van W'ert, our high school having won the year before: therefore we had orations. llut this year we are again in the field and out to win. -The contest is open only to the Seniors and this year eight members responded. livery student chose his own subject and prepared an oration. Then on March IQ the preliminary' contest was held at the high school auditorium. Cash prizes b were given to the three winners: ten, six and four dollars respectively. The student receiving thc hrst prize also gained the honor of representing Van Wert in the contest at Lafayette. Frank Rumble won first prize. the sub- ject of the oration being. "Universal Military Traininguz l.enore Early, sec- ond, Hltlaking Democracy Humanwz and Mary Young, third. H.-'Xmerican ideals." The orations were very nearly equal in rank, The judges highly commented on the fineness of the eight orations. O7'Gif01'iC0l Contest. FINANCIAL REPORT. Receipts ...................... is 70.50 Expenditures- Prizes ...... .... S 2o.oo Advertising .... . . 14.45 lncidentals. . . . . . 2.78 25 3723 llalancc ... ............ ...S 33.27 Hltlll SCHOOL DRHATIE The Trewnav Club of Yan NVert asked that the l-ligh School teams debate on the commission form of government for Yan Vllert. :X debate was arranged to be given thc first part of .-Xpril at the high school auditorium and a second time at the Club. The question is stated, Resolved: That the commission form of government should be adopted by the city of Yan VVert. .-Xffirmative: lfrank Rumble, 'lTllCllll1l Mohler, Dewey llyer. Xlternate-Sarah Rumble. Negative: llarold lreton, Gale Knit- tle, Helen McClure, Mildred Hanby. :XlternateQllbba Plertel. One of the best chapel programs was on March Io. The New York Sympa- thetic Orchestra. under the leadership of Ralph Lampinsky, gave a splendid pro- gram. The audience was spellbound over their rendering of the "Hungry Rhap- sody." The climax came with their encore, "Un Pen de jazzy." This famous orchestra has appeared in all of the European courts. It has played before the Czar of Russia, the Sultan of Turkey, King of Greece and President of Czecho-Slovakia.. lt is recognized by the High School J azz g'UVl'l'llll'l0lllS of the l'nited States and Mexico. Following the concert. Honor- able llalc llysert, l'h. ll., ll. .X.. Ltd.. who is traveling with them and was for- merly from Yan lYert. gave his world tamous lecture on the "League of Notions." -Pvr.m1111rI- Leader . . ....... Ralph Lainpinsky llanjo ......... . . .john llonnewitz Slide Trombone . . . . .james Smith I Iorn ......... . . .W'illiam Evans Cello .. .... Nicholas Vancil Violin . . . . . .Robert Mclfarland llrnnis .. .... Harold Brandt Saxaphone . . . ..... Dan l'ennell Cornet ..... ....... l 'aul jackson llass Viol. . . .... Kenneth Steward l'kelele ..,.... . . .Richard tireenewald On December iz, the Yenedocia lilee Club. composed of twenty-five young men, presented a musical for the benefit of the Senior Class. They paid all their expenses and gave the class forty per cent of the proceeds. The Senior Class greatly appreciated the musical and tinan- cial aid given by the Glee. Each year the Seniors give a Penny lfair for the benefit of the class. This year a better fair was given than ever r The Cast of Class Play before. Une was admitted hy paying a penny for every inch in length of your foot. You see wc Wanted the money and that was the easiest way. Many and great were the attractions: The XN'ild Klan, .'Xrouncl the NYorld on Two Wheels. Look XVh0's llere, l'-3. lf S. Mercury. Fortune Teller, Tom Thumb, XVomen Unly, Men Only, Shooting Gallery and many others. The higgest attraction was the minstrcl show, "The llooster's Cluh Ifrom lllackvillef' lt was a scream, and we did scream when Al Kennedy, thc janitor, set off the tirecrackers under lfrank Rumble, "The jedgef' After the shows we had dancing in the Qfllllllllblllllll. with l.angc-'s Hrchestra furnishing the music. Wl'l.'XT ll.-Xl'l'liNliIJ TU .lt JNICS The Senior Class presented "XN'hat llappencd to jones," for the senior play. lt is the jolliest sort of a farce. clean and sparkling all the way thru. lihenezer Cloodly, a professor of anatomy. is lured to a prizetight by Richard lleatherly, his daughter Nlargeryfs fiance, and the police made a raid on thc "mill." The pro- fessor escaped to his home, followed hy jones, a traveling' salesman. who sells hymn-hooks when he can, and playing' cards when he cannot. The police are on the trail, so jones disguises himself by putting on a bishop's garb, and a lot of funny complications ensue. The other fnnmakers are aided not a little by an CAs'r. jones, Z1 traveling salesman ............... Ebenezer Goodly, a professor of anatomy... Antony Goodly, Bishop of Ballarat ....... . Richard Heatherly, engaged to Marjory. .. 'l'homas Holden, a policeman .......... .... XVilliam Bigbee, inmate of sanitarium ..... Henry Fuller, superintendent of sanitarinm. .. Mrs. Goodly, Ebenezerls wife. . . .... . . . . . Cissy. FIbenezer's ward ........ i Marjory, Ebenezers daughter. . . . Minerva, Ebenezers daughter ......... Xlvina Starlight, Mrs. Goodly? sister... Helnia Sweedish, servant girl ........ Mr. Charles lf. Shank ......... I larold lilrandt ....... escaped lunatic. This celebrated farm has been a tremendous success for years on the professional stage. . . .Ralph Lampe . . . Frank Rumble . . . Dale Dysert . . . . . .Carroll Allen Richard Greencwald . . . , , .Alfred Kennedy . . . .John llonnewitz . . . . . l lelen Carey . . . .l iertrnde jones .' ..... Mary Young . . . Nadine Bevington . . . .Lenore Early . . . llelen Gleason ...........l3irector . .Student Manager The Contest of the Nations ss The Brumback County Library The members of the Senior Class of .29 wish to express their gratitude and appreciation of the help which our Van Wert County Library has given us. lt has not only helped our schools in the county to have access to a broader edu- cation than could be obtained from school books. But our Library stands for a bigger thing than this. lt was the tirst County Library to be erected. lt has served as a model for other County Li- braries throughout the whole country. Une is able to find any necessary infor- mation in this library. ln all reference work the aid of the Librarians has been invaluable. They are always ready to help their patrons when they wish as- sistance. Not every High School can boast of such an institution where knowl- edge and help are to be found so readily. l ani sure that we, the Seniors of V. XY. H. 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' VAX . -:42'?2?r:'- "1 W X ' ' "a?'z2i5:Z-,'f1if-152'.L:'f-"W, 'Lf 10 if?-' ,,:1 f f N M - , 'Z -- -f. ', ' W V- is 1.:fg5.',f-ffg23'j,-gm:1,5533-yQi"3 " X if img. ' YQHN 'X-'VR1'1s 2 - - , " T -F ' ' ' 'L XS W y' 7 fi-iff: - A " " gp -L I - Q, I -1a .-:?,7,:,,fjy,,5L' A f , W .FK IZ" 3-Q N75 - +fJXX-- -1- yr ,F 'Q -. , TAL. , JV ii9Yl.XXY -1- '.'iQlf',":.ffQIffjgl 1,5-:ga ' ,I , T' AT: 1 11, M- .' ,- 4 Y '- mi-Zi 4 x , Y-4' .:' 'J' - -,. - l, .4 -, 4 4 , '-- 'Q A -5 -- x - , f- 1 Z- - ' - I T-f ---- -Y' - -,gif Y E----M --T ' ,V - ini - Q I 2-51-f -4 "' K g, .,, Af A ,.- s - - , 4' -li - Ag-.-f i q x " 5 : jf- ie, 4, 5 4 f,,N IW I ff . , Y , -1 ' ' Ty , ' 1 f f - , ...- ljisgi gil - 1 -'A -- , W :LL-f f 1 -112:-,g K?' x. The High School can be thankful that they had such a coach as Moser this year. lie was one of the hardest working coaches we have ever had and he advo- cated only clean hard playingg always on the job and ready to give his time and help to any of the men. Mr. Moser was a star in High School and College ath- letics and is well fitted to be a coach because he understands the games as well as the men. The Faculty Manager was Mr. Barr and he gave much of his time and talent to the financial end of the association. To him must be given the credit of placing the association on a sound and paying basis. The season ticket drives were under his direction and be more than handled them capably. Richard ljreenewald was the student manager and he was capable of taking care of his part. Everything possible was done for the benetit and comfort of the players of both the home and visiting' teams. The assistant student manager was Ilernard Schmidt and he will be the stu- dent manager for next year. lieside his duties as assistant he was also the cheer leader. Schmidt took a great interest in his work and we are sure he will make a successful manager next year. Foot Ball Review The call for football candidates the second week of school was answered by a squad of about twenty-five men. Uut of this number there was only one who wore the NV" of last season. Coach Moser worked hard to make a team out of the green material. No let up was given in practice until the last week of the season. i lly this time the playing of the team showed great improvement. The new men were plowing the line like veterans. The team was up against an extra strong schedule and nearly all of the big games came the first of the season before the men were prepared for them, but they were willing to light their best against all odds. Yan XVert's reputation for clean, hard and square playing did not fall down-if anything it was bettered. .Xlthough the men were new at the game they were penalized only eight times dur- ing the season. The season was started at Ada. Five of the regular men failed to arrive in time for the game, so by using all the 'fsubsv and one of the rooters a team was formed which played creditably. Ada won by seven touchdowns and three goals. The next game with Lima was canceled on account of rain. The following week the big team from llryan in a hard fast game took the long end of 64-O. On Armistice Day we held the American Legion to a o-o game-the hardest fought game of the season. Next we journeyed to Napoleon, where a fast, hard game was lost, the score being. Napoleon, six touchdowns and four goals to Van Wert's one touchdown and one goal. Lima came over the next Friday expecting to run off with the game, but had to give up their hopes and accept a o-o score with the game being played in their territory. Then we went to llluffton and with a hard battle they scored one dropkick and six touchdowns against our one touchdown. Hicksville was the next in order, getting away by fast bucking with a 35-0 score. The following Friday Bluffton came over ex- pecting another victory to their credit, but the Scarlet and Grays were ready for them, winning by one touchdown and goal. VVith Ada here we finished the season, but instead of winning an easy victory they had a hard battle to score one touchdown. This was their lowest score during the season. This is the first year that football came out ahead financially. The school and town gave the team better support than ever before. The receipts for the season amounted to 354453, with an expense of 352181. This leaves the Athletic Asso- ciation 322.72 ahead after everything was straightened up. This amount with the aid of subscriptions and donations will go to buy new equipment. 'I' HE M Captain Gottschall has played his last year of high school football, He played either center or guard and was the only one of the '18 team left. He played a good consistent game and did much for his team. Captain-elect David jones is a great football player. "Davie" is a hard and constant player not afraid of anything. lle is not only one of the fastest ottensivc men on the team but he is a good de- fensive man. He ranks as a junior and we can predict an able captain for next year's team. Kennedy was captain in '17 and cap- tain-elect for '18, but he answered the call of the colors and joined the navy. He got back after our first game and was soon seen at his old position at full back. He was a hard player. No team too big or line too heavy for "Kenn." XVatch him at college. Mclfarland was another of Moser's products. "Tacky" was there on making holes and breaking up plays. He played tackle and was always lighting as be- comes an Irishman. Bonnewitz played quarter and was the directing brain of the team. john was always full of pep and knew how to carry the ball. He is an all around athlete, playing basket ball and baseball equally well. Greenewald was a guard, the kind you read about. "DickU looked small for his position, but he surprised his opponents, especially the big team from Bryan. Rumble was a strong man at guard. Breaking up plays as soon as they were started was his big point, and making holes next. Frank had some real oppo- nents, but he could always handle them. Hoverman has been on the job all thru school. He could play quarter, half or end equally well and understood the game. i'Russ" was a good defensive end. Injuries in practice are the only things that held him back. Wish more would stick to it like he did. Balyeat was a strong man at full or half. 4'Stub,' had his own way of carry- ing the ball and was a hard bucker. This is his only year of football, but we will hear from him in basket ball and baseball. Linterinoot is the big Freshman war horse, playing full or half equally well. lle is a star at passing, kicking and handling the pigskin. "Stiney" has three more years to shine for Yan W'ert before going to college. lVatch "Stiney." Painter had a little bad luck the first of the season, but he was not to be scared out. Tackle is his position and his op- ponents soon founcl it out. W'ith two more years he will be a wonder. Siler is our end. His big point was spilling the interference. They had to fall over him because they would not have time to run around him. "l.ank" always plays hard and does his best. Ile is a junior and has great prospects next fall. Hawkins plays either tackle or guard. lie is a faithful player and a hard worker. t'Hackshaw" believed in taking everything both on and off the field. lleing a Junior he should play his best football next year. .Xngevine is a fast half back, running low and hitting hard. "Dick" is a Sopho- more and is a good running mate for l.internioot. ln him Captain 'Iones will have a most valuable asset next fall. Tllli SCRUUS ' Of all the thankless jobs on the face of the earth, that of playing football on the scrub team is the last word. Once every year the students are given a lec- ture on the big part the scrubs' play in the success of the team-after that all the glory is accorded to the sixteen men on the first team. r Coming out night after night in all kinds of weather, putting on the old uni- forms handed down from the first team that are muddy and cold,,then standing the brunt of a two hour battle during which, if they do good work, the first team is repremandedg if poor, they them- selves are tongue-lashed by the coach. Is it any wonder so few have the grit to stick through the entire season? The scrubs are not even allowed to de- velop a crack team, for as soon as one of their number shows more ability he is promoted to the first team, where he is an added menace as Well as a loss to the seconds. No one bothers if a scrub is kicked on the head in a scrimmage: everyone blames him if he hurts one of the first team, his life is one continual charge, getting tramped on and charging again. He is kept speeded up by the coach, who is as remorseless as a slave master. He gets no petting and free advertising like the first team man, and yet he is always on the job to take his beating. He is always full of dreams which he knows will not be realized, for how many times in real life does the scrub rush into the game at the last minute, take the star's place, scoop up the ball, and carry it over the goal for a winning score? Not many. Among those who did the scrubs job durin-f the season and out of whom in b the season of 1920 will come a still greater team than the one they helped to make were Jim Smith, Hines, Charles jones, Sampsel, Vancil, Siples, Allen, Gamble. Norman, Conn, Drury, Gaddis. Fokiicrxsi' Fon '2o. V an Wert High School may look for- ward to next season's football team with larger hopes and greater faith than they have since the "Big Red' team of '16. Next year there are seven UV" men back, including Captain-elect jones, Albright, Lintermoot and Angevine. This alone shows the dawn of a greater team. To these seven men may be added four who have been broken in and have played in different games but just lacked a few quarters of getting a letter. This makes a team of eleven seasoned men to look up to against two men this season. Although the season of ,IQ was not an immediate success, it has developed ma- terial that promises a winning team for 1920. Basket Ball Review 1919-1920 The IQIQ-20 basket ball season opened with fair prospects. Three last year's regular men reported-Captain Vancil, Goeke and Siler-and also several new men were on hand, so the formation of the team did not appear difficult. Waynesfield was the first victim to the Van NVert "fight" which was destined to pull many a game out of danger and be- fore the season was over. The score was 48-11. The next game was played at De- fiance, january 9. During the first half the Scarlet and Grays were putting all they had in it. The half ended 8-63 but in the next half Defiance gradually drew away from us. The low ceiling greatly handicapped us but we finished the game, fighting till the last minute, the score being 28-8. The seco11d home game was played January 16 with Ada. At the outset the game promised to be a close one, as both teams were in good trim. The score was 11early tied the first half, Van Wert at the top of a 12-10 score. In the second half the game see-sawed up and down the fioor, now Van Wert going ahead and then Ada would forge ahead. The fast playing began to tell on both teams, but the game came to a close with Ada leading by five points, the score being 27-22. The following week we journeyed to Rockford and easily defeated them, but the small Hoor 98 caused much rough playing and hence many fouls were called. x'3.IlCll.S foul shooting was tl1e feature of this game, dropping II fouls thru the hoop. Janu- ary 30 Defiance came to Yan XVert to play their return game with tl1e Scarlet and Grays. The home team was deter- mined to win, which they did. The gan1e was a hot. scrappy contest from start to finish, but the liig Reds ran away from Defiance i11 the last half, the score being 45-23. February 4 V an Wert went to Delphos 31111 defeated them 28-27 in a hotly con- tested ganie. The Big Red's bulldog spirit again won the game. The following Friday Delphos came here. confident of victory, but the Scarlet and Grays on their home floor spelled defeat for the Delphos five, when we easily carried off a 57-14 victory. Friday, the thirteenth. proved unlucky indeed for Paulding i11 losing one of the scrappiest and most interesting games of the sea- son. At the end of the first half the score stood 16-11 in Van Wert's favor. Then the score shifted to 16-16. A sud- den streak of luck came to Paulding when they took the lead with a score of 17-16. lint as fate was against them the game drew to a close with a score of 25-19 in Van Wertis favor. The next week we played the fast Decatur squad here and drew the small end of a 53-12 score. Decatur had a fast, clever team work which bewildered the Scarlet and Grays. Ualyeat and Siler featured this game. The iinal contest of the season came March 1 with Bluffton on our home floor. Owing to the sickness of Coach Moser we had not practiced for a week, but en- tered the game determined to do our best. The first half ended with Bluffton on the long end of a 12-2 score, but in the second half the Scarlet and Grays had regained their lost pep and put the vim and fight into their playing, scoring twelve points to Blufftonls nine. The game Closed 21- Van Van Van Van Van Van Van Van Van Van Van Van Wert Wert Wert Wert Wert Wert We rt VVert VVert ..... Wert Wert Wert Total points 327 7s?1rE""2'fDi'? il dr Mfaynesfield Delphos .. Ada ........... Rockford ...... Defiance . Delphos .. Paulding' ....... Delphos .. Decatur. . . Bluffton. . . Paulding ....... Bluffton. . . l .11 .28 .27 .21 .23 .27 .19 .14 -57 .13 .18 .21 279 BASKET HALL INDIVIDUALS Uifiuizl litlllfllj, '20, Nick had a good basket ball head and this coupled with his ability made him the most dangerous man on the team. lie was the highest scoring man and besides be threw the foul goals for his team. the Scarlet and Grays. C'z1f'ir1i11-Ulerf Cooke, '2I. "Ed" blos- somed out into a full fledged basket ball player this year and a guard who always kept his man worried. He had the sei- enee of breaking up that under-the-basket pass work. S1fIm', ,2I. "Papa" held down the pivot position. lIis value lay mostly in his floor work and ability to cage an ocea- sional basket. He was good on long shots and tossed a few on several opportune occasions when baskets counted most. lgllltvfflf, '2o. i'Stub," our other guard, was an excellent mate for Goeke, being fast, aggressive and a good shot, always following the ball. Iillfllfff, ..Z.2. "Cliff" was a good run- ning mate for Yaneil. proving himself a hard fighter, reliable floor man and with the knaek of dropping long ones thru the hoop. He will be a valuable man on next year's team. Jomfs, i22. "Cupid', was small but mighty on a basket ball Hoorg fast. ag- gressive, a good tloorman. and having that mysterious knack of keeping the other fellow guessing where he was go- ing to be. We hope to have him with us two more years. 100 Inter-Class Basket Ball Team Senior Class Team Left to right, standing-Gottschall, Greenewald, Woten, Rumble: sitting-Drury, Hoverman tCaptainJ, Allen Seniors ....... 28g Sophomores ..... I8 Seniors ....... 27: Juniors .... . . . 7 The Senior boys were the champions this year in interclass basket ball. The first game with the Sophomores was easily won, but was a snappy contest. Then the junior challenge was accepted and a hard fast game was fought with the Seniors coming out in the lead. The score of both games were decidedly in their favor. 101 Champion Girls' Basket Ball Team Sophomore Girls Team Ton-Neeley, Webster tcoachl, Hines, Coates, Warren, Shaw, Todd Sophomores, 323 Treat 'Em Rough. . . 2 Sophomores, 7 g .-Xtta Boys ......... 22 Sophomores, 365 Seniors ............ 4 Sophomores, I7Q Ridge High School, I5 QQ Ridge High School, 29 ln the girls' teams the Sophomores ran Sophomores, off with everything. They won all the 102 class games in school and several games with visiting' teams. ln 4all.of .the Con'- tests they showed that they were superior in shooting baskets 'and in Hoof work. They are a fast bunch of hard players and are sure to be easy winners the next two years. Baseba11H1919-1920 If we look at Yan XYcrt's baseball rec- ord for thc season of IQIQ, we find that it was a very successful season, having won seven games and lost two. At the beginning of the season the prospects for a winning team were exceedingly bright, since we had three varsity men as a nucleus for the team of IQIQ, and also a number of new men who looked very promising. The Scarlet and Grays first journeyed to Convoy, and though we made twice the number of hits Convoy did, we ac- 103 cepted defeat in a ten-inning game, the score being 6-5, but we turned the tables on our home field the next week and easily defeated them by a 6-3 score. Our team invaded Hicksville the following Friday, where we suffered the second and last defeat of the season, the score being 9-2. The second game was played against Delphos, who were disposed of with a score of 4-3. Decatur was our next victim, in which we showed the edge when it came to swatting the ball to safe localities, long distance hitting being the order of the day. The game ended with Van Wert at the long end of a I3-2 score. A re- turn game with Decatur proved but a repetition of tl1e first. Even though the Decaturites caused some anxiety when they took a four run lead in the fifth, at the end of the fifth the infield tigl1t- ened up, playing a consistent fielding game which, combined with the onslaught of the Scarlet and Gray hitters, gave Van X'Vert the game, I2-5. A loosely played contest with Delphos resulted in another victory for the Van VVert team, the final score being 8-6. Yan Wert gave its old Lima rivals a drubbing at Lima May 19. The Lima hitters were helpless before the Scarlet and Gray's stellar fielding and pitching. while two Lima pitchers were driven from the box. The game ended 11-0, Lima getting but two hits. The. last game of the season, in which Hicksville was humbled by the score of 10-7, was played on the Van Wert diamond. This defeat gave Van Wfert the. strongest claim to the lligh School Championship of Northwestern Ohio. Thus the base- ball season for 1919 ended. Here the sCribe's pen must stop, for the Excalibur goes to press before the baseball season of 1920 starts, but we hope the Scarlet and Gray team will raise the record of two defeats to a clean slate for the com- ing season. WVith Captain Ralyeat as catcher, Vancil at first, Stuck at second, Schmidt in the outfield, and Underwood 011 the pitching staff remaining with us from last year's nine, we predict a win- ning team for the coming season. Van Wert ..... SQ Convoy .. f IO innings l Van Wert ..... Convoy .. Van Wert ..... Hicksville Van Wert ..... Delphos. . Van VV ert Decatur.. Van Wert Decatur. . Van Wert Delphos. . Van Wert ..... Lima .... Van Wert Hicksville Wearers of the "V" Football-Joyce Gottschall YIQ, 20, Louis lialyeat '20, John Bonnewitz '20g .Xlfred Kennedy '20, Richard Greene- wald '20, Robert McFarland '2og Clif- ford Painter '20, Clyde Siler '2o: Glenn zAxYlg6VlI1C',2O, Glair Lintermoot '203 Frank Rumble '20, Harry Hawkins l2OQ joe Tozzey ,201 David Jones '20g john Albright '2O. 104 Basket Ball--Nicholas Vancil '19, '20, Clyde Siler ,IQ, '20, Edward Goeke '18, '20, Clifford Painter ,201 Paul Jones '20, john Bonnewitz ,IQQ Louis lialyeat '2O. Baisebtzll--Louis Balyeat 'I9g Nicholas Vancil '19, Stuck '19: Schmidt ,IQQ Lawrence Rigging '18, Donald Under- wood ,IQ. l i c 1.15: DAR - fr X E P T -:1' 5I'- R f , "'?eI-5 -- .X O ,J , .f " H' SEPTEMBER, IQIQ Sth-XN'oeful day. E School begins. Lots of confusion and FRESI-lMEN. oth-Classes start. Athletic meeting. Mr. Sullivan interviews the janitors most of the day. lOlIll--R6I'I1CI11b61' Miss llrumbaugh, second period A. M. Senior class elec- tion. ' llfll-SCIHS moved. The Boiler Gang tor the seniors composed of Lainpe. Tossey, Hoverman, and Knittlej launch hrst attack of B, R's and nails. 12th-Assembly program-Yocal solo by Miss Hazel Gleason accompanied by Miss Norma Heistand and Jean Heistand on the piano and Hute. Announcements by Mr. Karns. Seniors hold first class party at the home of Edith Knodel- "weiners," marshmallows, and dancing. 15th-Getting over the effects of party. lfirst football practice. twenty-two men out. ' 16th-Our Senior Guardian "Homer" receives a bath given by our loyal mem- ber, Dale Dysert. Mr. jones doesn't ap- prove of a jazz orchestra. 17th--Something wrong today. !S9t!? There goes the lead of my pencil. 18th-Have you noticed how Dysert and lkevington always meet in the hall every day at the change of classes. 19th--Assembly. Mr. Sullivan makes initial appearance. 'Raymond Finkhouse gives us a few bubbles on his horn. 22nd-VVho broke the glass on the senior study room door? Senior class meeting. Excalibur staff named. Senior class meeting: Ralph Lampe elected cheer leader. lie seems to think he must practice second period P. M. lf-li-Y club holds first meeting. 24th-NIT. Rowland thlasper Collins' rivall captures a luekless canine in the study hall and takes it ont. Deadly gas attack launched upon the Seniors by its smallest member. A 25th-'LTTE ???? Teachers' nicnic. No wonder the teachers were so happy all day. 26th-Assembly program given by Senior Class- Chorus Singing .... High School Piano Solo ......... .... E bba Hertel The V. VV. H. S. ...Lenore Early Recitation ............... Carroll Allen Vocal Solo ........ Phyllis Schotts Violin Solo ....... Martha Harkhammcr Recitation .............. Lois Stutsman 29th-Bug Albright dropped in for his annual visit again over football season. goth--Mose Davies would like to see the guy who put that mouse in Mary Young's desk. Hi-Y banquet and meet- ing fBeansj. 105 O ci A 1? xiii xi-gl " qi'f"' in gigs' fum' ist--John Bonnewitz is again spend- ing every noon in the cafeteria. We wonder why-Louise, of course. Senior class meeting. First commercial law test. 2IlCl-MT. Karns speaking his daily piece, "VVell, just a few announcementsf' What do you suppose they were about? VVhy a fire drill which came off at eleven bells. First chemistry test. 3rd-Assembly period spent in sing- ing, conducted by Mr. Jones. Mr. Bow- land announces the Lecture Course. First football game at Ada. Score: Ada, forty-fiveg V. W., one minus zero. Who got lost-Knittle. 7th-Greenewald interviewed by Offi- cer Jones concerning??? Hi-Y meeting. Sth-Alfred Kennedy joins usg just hack from the navy. Bllg Albright actu- ally seen studying todayg something's wrong. oth-Boiler Gang starts new offensive on the "Animiers,' for the Seniors in front end of study hallj. Ioth-Assembly. Talks by Mr. Barr, Moser and Dick Greenewald, Also Joyce Gottschall talks on Athletics. Cheers led by Bernard Schmidt and Song by double quartette composed of junior and senior boys. A 13th-Seniors lead in sale of football tickets. Miss Odaffer has ONE of pet quizzes in Literature. 14th-Drury gets sick chewing Beech- am! first period A. M.g guess he swal- lowed some. lglurgoon and Gilland fol- low in his footsteps, second period. Everyone cheers BCCCILIZIU today. Mr. Karns raises f-??-.J Ned. 15th-High School dead till seven P. M. Big H. S. pep meeting Y. M. I6tl1-AHOtl1Cf pep meeting fourth period A. M. Talks by Kennedy, Brandt, Gottschall, Moser. Bill Evans holds lucky number, 135 receives season ticket. Football team appear in red sweaters. 17th-Big day. Assembly exercises by junior Class- Chorus Singing .... High School Piano Solo ..... . . .Edward Goeke Athletic Pep .... Claude Hines Vocal Solo .... ...... M yra VVebber Recitation . .. .......... Helen Siples Violin Solo ......... Mersene Uncapher Male Quartette-Messrs. Clark, Schmidt, Underwood, Jones. Football Rally after Assembly. Game with Bryan in P. M. Defeated us sixty- four to zero through no fault of the team. First number of Lyceum Course-New York Madrigal Singers. 20th--Senior girls hold stag party at Y. W. C. A. 2ISt--rfhiflk of poor souls today- receive report cards first "honor roll." 22nd-Dysert asks Ruby Reidenbach to inspect annual office which he had decorated very beautifully with---? 106 -- V 23rd-Take up flower collection. Senior class meeting. 24th-School closed. Teachers go to Toledo to imbibe more knowledge. Foot- ball team goes to Napoleon. Napoleon, forty: V an Wert, seven. Does Kennedy know Curly at Napoleon? 27th-Tossey makes star recitation in bookkeeping about forms. 28th-Commercial law classes go to court house to take a course in swearing direct from the jurors. goth-VVhat happened to Kenneth Stewart in the annual office this P. M.? 3 I st-Rain. Assembly. -Program- .Xddress C"VVhat ls Life",7 ...... . . . . C. M. Eberly Chorus Singing ........... High School Rig Junior and Senior masquerade party in the gymnasium. Dancing, games and general good time. .wa- X, I 1 L- 'f ,rl . 'J ! g ,J in-ea, V 4? e S 1 - - -255' - f- :ifr"f"" G--Easifix Ist-Football gameg Lima South High versus Van Wert: score 0-0. Mud knee deep. Some stealthy "villains" enter study hall late at night and deposit books on platform. Football team opens laundry after Saturdays game. High School goes dry by small majority, by gum! 4th-lVhy not bar the windows? Everything else has been made burglar proof. Ilonnewitz arrives at school with new addition-a cane. Jim Smith sits on a tack. 5th-Thirty-one members of H. S. are wet. Second lecture course number- Criterion Quartet. 6th-Nothing happened. Oh! yes. Miss Odaifer to wedding. -Assembly Program- Vocal Solo ........ Eugene Humphreys Address, Uncle Sam ...... li. I. Antrim Chorus Singing ........... High School Football game at Blufftong score, llluffton, twenty-oneg Van Vlfert, six. Too much snow. Ioth-Pennell ,2I appears in school with double breasted hair cut. Ith-Assembly periodg C. V. Hoke spoke. School dismissed for rest of day. Football game, H. S. versus American Legion 5 score o-o. 12th-Mr. Karns interviews us poor guys who thought school was out at eleven o'clock yesterday. 13th-Class meeting. Talk about party. Signs appear in senior girls' cloakroom regarding certain habits of senior class. 14th-Football game. Hicksville thirty- three, Van Wert zero. Very cold. I7th-I'fll11tlI1glS the order of the day: at least Stub Balyeat thinks so. 18-Battling Clark and NVhirlwind McFarland stage a bout in the lower hall. Referee-Miss Marshall. Um- pire-Mr. Karns. 107 lljtll-l.i1'C6llCW8lil and llurgoon go hunting, one rabbit murdered by each. 20th-Miss Chivington asserts her authority before school this p. m. Van Wert wins first football game, score lllnffton o, Van Wert 7. 24th-Miss Udalfer shows that late hours have their effect on teachers, toog to yawn live times is absolutely too nmch. 25th-Boiler gang makes direct hit on X'ancil's head with light artillery second period. Mr. Sullivan gives football team the chicken supper. zoth-Announces vacation till Dec. 1. -Thanksgiving Program- Chorus singing ........... High School Devotional .............. Mr. Howland Duet. . Q . . .Guendolyn and Olwen jones Presidents Proclamation. . .Carrol Allen Violin Solo ...... Martha Hankhammer Origin of Thanksgiving. .Mary Sawyer Piano Solo ............... Ebba Heftel Recitation. . . .... Charlotte Siclle Vocal Solo .... .. .Phyllis Schotts Reading .............. Cecil Lemunyon Duet. .Sue VVebster, Louise Humphreys l s l-l'-7 l l g 4 -- -':: V """i'41Y-7-'5".: K' 5-"'iF ...iLz."'- ie -- ' 9 ' rx gg' --f' 0 if ' lj-Zig :-:S .K lst-First basket ball practice. 2nd-Fudge party second period a. m. Martha llankannner, hostess. Cards given out. 3rd-Penny lfair advertising makes a very conspicuous debut today. .ith-Seems as though Kennedy and liines have never out-grown the liking for all-day suckers. 5th-Assembly. -Program-- Address-.Xustralia ........ Rev. lirown Presentation of football letters ...... Moser Presentation of Memorial of Class of ,IQ ............... Gaylord Ridenour Third number of Lecture Course... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wm. Rainey Bennett 8tli+XN'e wonder why Mr. Spieth is hanging around Room 15 and why Kennedy was absent from school today. oth-liounewitz isn't particular who it is just so she comes from the junior class. Mr. Lfartlidgc speaks at the Hi-Y meeting. 10th-Basket ball game with Ridge. Miss McDonald is now a rival of Charley Morris in the candy business. I2-Assembly. lintertainment by H. XY. Lange. Third Annual Penny Fair hcld by Seniors. Shows, stunts, min- strel, and dancing. ioth-Christmas program. The play. "Christmas Carol," was given. Chester Morgan, former member of class of '20 visits us. Basket ball game, VVayneslield and Yan VVert. Dismissed till Jan. 5. Christmas vacation starts. 103 'N ,V J - 5 5th-School opens. Nothing doing. 6th-Miss Evans has diamond. She says the vacation seemed too short. Helen llumphreys speaks on Junior Red Cross. 7th-The Sophomores believe it is style to come in late. Town very wet today-eight cars of whiskey went through on C. N. T. Six inches of snow. Qth-Assembly Address-Rev. Rilling. Team defeated at Defiance, 28-8. 12th-Nobody knows anything as usual on Monday. Kennedy announces the beauty contest. 13th-Mr. Howland announces foul: mnnbers of lecture course-The Gov- crnor's Lady-Gay Zenola McLaren. I4th-RCmCU1lJCF second period this p. ni. about the army of feet on the first row? 15th-Mr. L'ngericht gets fingers cut up in saw today-possibly he wishes that it had happened in Bluffton. 16th-SCl1iOI' Class has charge of pro- gram at Assembly. -Program- Music ........... Senior Girls' Sextette Duet, violin and vocal .......... Leah Roberts and Martha Hankhammer Yalue of the High School Annual .... ......................Lenore Early 109 Make up of the Excalibur. .Helen Carey Yocal Solo .............. Phyllis Shotts Yanity Contest ........ Alfred Kennedy Sale of Excaliburs ......... Dale Dysert Music ........... Senior Girls' Sextette Votes cast in Beauty Contest. 19th-Snowball light in study room second period. 2oth-Alfred Kennedy and Mr. liarr have a little disagreement. Too much noise from Freshmen today. 2ISt-fijllf good teachers are certainly worked to death. Ask Miss Odatfer. 22UCl-EXHIHS! Exams! Exams! We hope the faculty enjoy them as much as we do. 23fCl-MOTC Exams! Four members of the team go to Paulding, the rest get stuck. 24th-Vancil and McFarland enjoy their five-mile walk in snow today. 26th-Puff-ties reappear after ab- sence of many years. Dr. Osborn gives a lecture on "Night Shades, Poppies, and Shadowsf' In other words he ran down Harry Gleasonis business. 27th-Every one has 'fSWamproot Al- manac" itoday. Alfred Kennedy lgets sick on hair tonic. Big meeting of Senior Class. Kenneth B. Hughes-Boy Won- der-appears, benefit Athletic Associa- tion. 28th-We wonder why the "boiler gang" no longer helps us pass the second period. 29th-Our noses tell us the chemistry classes have started to make H2S. Re- port cards given out telling us how many studies we Hunked in. Assembly Program Given by the Freshmen Chorus .................. .High School Original Poem ....... Nerma Uncapher Reading .............. Christine Rayer Yiolin Solo ........ Marcella McDonald Newspaper .... ...... H elen llrown Reading ....... .... M ary Chryst Senior Party ...................... . . . . .Grace Harding, Nellie Kirkland Vocal Duet. ...................... . . . . . . . . . .Music by l,ange's Orchestra X . ' X 0 Y 1 , NX zxiifi a s 5 -ri -ff F.: - -. 2nd--Dale Gilliand's has been seeing Spirits today. Did you whistle out loud second period p. m. today? 3rd-Aren't we the little angels today? "HI-Y" banquet and meeting. Seniors are fast approaching the Sophomore title for forever coming in late. 4th-Our old friend Miss Brumbaugh is among the missing today. My! How we miss her! 6th -- Assembly. Address - "My Creedn-Dr. D. McGurk. Ungerich sees a new teacher across the hall. oth-There was quite 'an attraction in Convoy for the Seniors today. Dysert addresses High School concerning An- nual. Everybody and his girl went to see Charlie Chaplin tonight. Ioth-Pipes fcorncobs and all kindsj are the fad now. Everybody has one, even Frank Henney. IIth-Prof. Fowler stops dog and cat fight on campus today. Greenewald comes to school all dressed up today. Something unusual is going to happen. 12th-Mr. jones takes the Chorus to the church today to sing in memory of l.incoln's birthday. Friday 13th-This sure was an un- lucky day. lior instance, liurgoon tore his trousers. -Chapel- Address ........ Rev. llenj. I.. Hoeffer Piano Solo ............. Edward Goeke Talk ...................... J. R. Barr 16th-Everybody is sick today. Miss Odaffer announces debate for English to- day. I7tl'le-lhlf. Karns gave the Seniors a lecture on hazing and class fights. He wants us to challenge the Juniors to a game of jack straws. 18th-Enthusiastic meeting. Remem- ber Vancil's speech. We are sorry to say but Decatur wallops us in basket ball. 19th-Chief Linder and Assistant Chiefs Burgoon, Dysert and Stutsman of the Bolshevists launch a membership campaign in typewriting. 2oth- -Chapel Program- Vocal Duet.0lwyn and Gwendolyn Jones A Survey ................ Roxie Bienz The Flag ..... .... H elen Nichols 110 Mixed Quartette ............ ...... .... ..Clark, Jones, .luillorat and Webber' VVashington as President. Frank Henney Lincoln as Cavalier and Puritan ..... .................Dorothy McGinnis Piano Duet ...... . ....... . . .Edward Goeke and Martha Gribler Washington ......... Alice Kreachbaum Lincoln, His lndividuality .......... ....................Ma.rgaret Neel Song ............... Senior Girls' Glee Army Essay Contest held today. 23I'4l-EVCTYOHC showing picture proofs. Mr. Karns absent because of ac- cident. Music platform breaks. 24th-Rig Animal Sale starts today. Two teams chosen. Kenneth Steward is a rude boy, according to Miss Odaffer. 25th-Claude Hines, ,2I, sure dis- played his ignorance in last few days with his mule laugh. Fire Department burns up a little gas today. Some guy hid Lampels seat under the platform. He finds it and reunites it with desk amid the cheers of his classmates, who receive a lecture from Mr. Karns. 27th-Advertisement of Contest of Nations by members of Hi-Y Club, as- sisted by some of the boys of under classes. Remember the Hawaiians, the Monk, the jew, Prof. Fowler's rival and all the rest of the characters? Amid the confusion the bust of Shakespeare was knocked from its pedestal. The Seniors realizing what this great loss meant to the Freshmen presented them their bust of Homer amid much weeping and wail- ing. The High School Musical, Contest of Nations, givn in High School audi- torium. fffflf J, 1? I if- if 4' 1? N i,- - fella 41,2 Dgaff Ist-Miss Brumbaugh is again in our midst after an absence of some weeks. Big W'elsh banquet served by Senior boys. High School Musical given again with much success. Bob Burgoon steps out for first time in his life. 2nd--First real spring day. Our Edi- tor-in-Chief injured his finger in chemis- try laboratory. 3rd-Scandal! Ungericht and Speith actually seen with two ladies today. Lie No. 999. 4th-Kenny Stewart trys to blow up the laboratory with carbide. Duke Lampe, Lubber Jones and Fossil Pennell, kodak kings, take many pictures at school today. Miss Marshall has quite a shock when Mr. Fowler says good morn- ing. 5th-Assembly : Address ........ Elder G. Halleck Rowe Chorus .................. High School Advertisement of Basket Ball by High School girls in evening dress. Why don't Bonnewitz's clothes fit? Oh, he took a bath today. Everyone sleepy to- day. Even Brandt and Tuttle must be keeping late hours by the Way they sleep in class. 111 V . , . oth-Were still sleepy. 1Otl1-.llll1lO1'S challenge Seniors to basket ball game. Last number of Ly- ceum course-Kryl's Orchestral Sextette. 11th-Seniors defeat juniors 27-7. Seniors get interclass championship. 12th-Assembly : Solo ...................... Prof. Carr Address.. ...... .......... - -.Rev. Crabill Annual sale closes, Purple and Green I7I, Red and Yellow 171. Party to be held soo11. 15th-Nothing doing. Brandt came in late and it rained fneither unusualjq 16th-Everyone dead to world. Y. W. C. A. entertained Juniors and Seniors at St. Patrickls Day party. 17th-Green is quite prominent today. .Xnnual staff pictures taken. 18th-Deadest day in years. IQtl1-Jl1I1iOI' and Senior boys adver- tise Oratorical Contest by mute exhibi- tion with Dysert and Kennedy as orators accompanied by Prof. Lampinshy's Mute Jazz Orchestra. ' -Assembly Program- Address-School Spirit. .R. N. Sullivan Presentation of ll. ll. Letters.Mr. Moser Semi-monthly meeting of Literary So- cieties. Annual Oratorical Contest held in High School Auditorium. 22IlCl-MT. Karns delivers Iunior and Senior boys lecture on our studies. All classes get pictures taken for annual. Martha Hankhammer holds friendly ar- gument with Mr. Barr. 23rd-Some villainous bird creeps in and takes each student's picture for rogues gallery. Next thing they will take our finger prints. Mr. Karns lec- tures on Northern Lights. No talking in the halls or out you go. 25th-'Jl1l1lOI'S display their class colors on class wires, the Seniors very gallantly removes them. Mr. Karns thereon gives lecture to Juniors. lflook reports and Senior Class meeting. 26th-T. 'l'. lflrumbaugh addresses Senior Class. -Assembly Program- Chorus .................. High School Address, "Siberia,,' Chaplain C. S. Rahn Annual class party held in gym. Music, l'1randt's Augmented Orchestra. 28th--llig cyclone passes through through county. 29th-School dismissed because of cy- clone. goth-School still dismissed. 31st-Mr. C. VV. Aldridge gives us a lecture on efficiency or how to keep our brains from getting rusty. 1 4 , I T" ' XV! .. U' 1 ,At 1. lit ll 2 l""l K 1st-Senior boys go out to Knittles to help clean up cyclone wreckage. Pa Un- gericht is boss. Vancil works the hard- est trying to hide. One hundred and twenty-five High School boys go out to help clear up wreckage. Mr. Karns 112 , .,, . picks cast for class play. -Assembly Program- Address. ............. Rev. Turkington Song .................... Mrs. Mishey liaseball game with Convoy cancelled. 5th-VVash day. Even Greenewald gets the spirit and washes behind his C2ll'S. 6th-Class play cast get their pictures taken. Mr. Barr takes his H. ll. chem- istry class to laundry to teach them how to wash. No school in afternoon. Night school held from seven to nine to give the parents a chance to see their studious children. Mr, Karns lectures Senior boys on cigarettes, Mule clapping and the wearing of hats inside the building. Mr. Sullivan starts paddling machine, jim Smith the first victim. Sth-VYe wonder what the High School will do after we Seniors leave. At last we have found the reason for Hurgoon's rosy cheeks! lt is his simple life combined with his ability to play peek-a-boo, Gertie. oth-Arbor Day. Have the usual Ar- bor Day program in Assembly. Semi- monthly meeting of literary societies. llaseball game with Delphos. -Arbor Day Program- llird Protection in Ohio. . .Frank llenny Woodman, Spare That Tree ........ .....................Helen Nichols Thought for a Discouraged Farmer.. .......................Helen Siple Yocal Duet. ...................... . . . . , . .Nellie Kirkland, Grace Harding Tree Planting ........... Harold Ireton Music ............... Junior High Glee Planting of a Tree on Third XVard Campus, Agricultural Class in Charge ...... Van VVert High School Note-No encores. 16th-Baseball game with lflicksville. 26th-27th-Senior class play, "NVhat llappened to Ionesf, 30th-Baseball-Dellwhos at V an lYert. Northwestern Ohio Oratorical Contest at Lafayette, lfrank Rumble our representative. 7th-Baselmall-Convoy vs. Yan NVert. High School Debate. I4th-Baseball-Decatur at Van XVert. 2Ist-liaseball-Hicksville vs. Van lfVert. Examination for Seniors. 23l'tl-liZ1CCEllZ1lll'C2ltE2 Sermon. 26th-Slllllllll' Reception. lligh School Examinations. 27th-Commencement. More exami- nations. 28th-Close of School. 113 l Looking Backward fflpnna How would you like to go to school in a three story building with stoves in the halls, with wood boxes nearby and be the only one in the class? Thus were conditions when Miss Anne Elcock was graduated in 1872 from the Van Wert High School. It was from her that this information was received. The High School was organized in 1868 in the building which stood on the site of our modern one. ln the first 114 Freshman class there were eighteen pu- pils. Several of these members were from outside of the county and due to this being the first High School in the county, many came a long distance from home in order to attend. Then as other high schools were established in other counties and in various parts of our own, the number gradually decreased, and as Z1 result there was only one in the first Senior Class. This person is a well known citizen of our city, Miss Anne Elcock. Therefore in the spring of 1872 she was the only graduate. The gradu- ation exercises were held in the after- noon in connection with the program given by the honor pupils of the grades. The title of Miss Elcock's graduation ad- dress was, "Life vs. School." She was then presented with a real sheep skin diploma. ln the evening a large recep- tion Was given in honor of the occasion. When the High School was Hrst 'or- ganized there was only one teacher. This was Miss Dodge from near Boston. She acted as both teacher and principal. In the second year Mrs. M. M. Munger be- came the first real principal with Miss Elcock, a sister to Miss Anne, as her as- sistant. Mr. George WB. Lane was sn- perintendent of the schools at the time of the organization. b in S In French. Mclfarland: "I feel numb this morn- ing? Miss Evans: "Thatis nothing, you are that way all the time." was L M nsh. Some girls I know are worse indeed, They seem to think it smart, To mash a man and then proceed, To simply break his heart. :sf ar if Father Forgot. "Well, son, did you see Santa Claus last night ?" queried the past Santa Claus. "No, I couldn't because it ' was too dark, but I heard what he said when he stubbed his toe on the bedpostf, wk as sf Energy. "I'lll give you five dollars a day, spot cash," said the farmer to the tramp who had stopped to beg a meal, "if you will help me dig the potatoes. Weill begin right now because Iim afraid they will freezef, "No," groaned the tramp, "you better dig them, you planted them and you know just where they are." Dk tk PIC H eroisrn. Passerby: "You took great on saving that boyg you deserve a Carnegie medal What prompted you to do it ?" Drury: "He had my skates onf' U Boo Boo. "But suppose," said one of the specta- tors on the balloon field, "that the para- chute should fail to open, what then ?', "Oh, that wouldn't stop ine, I'd come right down anyway," answered the para- chutess. be we Tk Bluff. First Senior: "She said she'd like to see any one try to kiss her." - Second Senior: "VVell, did you call her bluff." :lc as as Knighthood. Vancil: "XVhat,s the Knight of Rath?" Balyear: "VVhy, Saturday night, you poor simpf' wk ak Pk Bring the Flowers, Gents. A green little SENIOR in a reckless way Tested some dope in the lab one day, Now green little grasses gently wave. Over that green little senior's grave. :sf Dk 4: Metric Systems. There's a meter in music, There's a meter in tone, But the best of all meters Is to meet her alone. rk ak :lf In the Commercial Geog. Class. Miss Linder: "Rudolph, what are swine?', Mose: 'KChickens!" 116 Rules of the Von Brooiiisfick Hotel. I. ln case you are thirsty there is a spring in the bed. 2. lf you leave your watch upstairs do not let it run down. 3. If your watch stops listen to the bed tick. 4. lf your room is cold get hot about it. 5. In case of fire rush to the Window and see the fire escape. 6. Roomers with no arms will find a dresser in the rooms. 7. If the bed is short, do not sleep long. 8. To avoid all trouble get in before night falls. 9. ln case the room leaks you will find and umbrella in No. IO. as if as The Pessimist. You won't get cold feet if you have a wooden leg. A roof is no good unless placed exactly over the house. ' Every man is apt to be lied about even if it is only his tombstone. Pk as ff If a body never studies, Need a body wonder why Every teacher Hunks a body, Comin' thru Van Wert High? if as Pk Aerial Flights. Gotschall: "Then, you've been up in the air?' llurgoonz "Oh, yes.'! Gotschall: K'Airship or balloon ?" Burgoon: 'KNeither, a Ford hit me." :la :lc :lc Senior Lit. Miss Odaffer: "Russel, what is a synonym ?" Hoverman: "A word you use when you can't spell anotherf' sf va Pk Doctor Lolrnko. Ask Gilliland what Lampe gave him to cure???'??????? :sf is :uf Tragic. Miss Odaffer: 'fWhat is the knocking at the end of the murder scene in Mac- beth ?H Lampe: "That was Duncan kicking the bucket." :sf :sc as Aiiatornies. Miss Evans speaking to her English class: "Has anyone of you looked at your appendix yet P" bk Pk Dk H ow to Figure Up You Chemistry Grade. First take the number of experiments you have completed. Add the number of your locker key. Divide by the number of beakers you have smashed. ' Subtract your partner's age fapproxi- matej. Add on the number of times you were balled out. Multiply by the size of your shoes. 117 l Subtract the date increased by your aversion to H2S. Add on your girlis telephone number. Square the whole and multiply by your average S. S. attendance. Then screw up your courage and ask Barr! PF if PK Miss Rice is accustomed to measuring a yard of cloth by holding it to her nose and then holding it out at arm's length. One day a Freshman came to her with a piece of goods and said: "Here, Miss Rice, smell this and see how long it is." ff 4: wk Ahern. Miss Odaffer: "What is an apostle of beauty ?" Drury: "A teacherf, Miss O.: HYes, a teacher ofthe beau- tiful." I Woten: "Hurray! then you are an apostle of beauty, aren't you ?" Pk :sf if Poetry. Don't fret little professor, Please don't cry, You'll get your pay raised Dy and by. 2? fl: Pk Buxom boy, Cigarettes, Little grave. Violets. :xc PF 4: Things WY? Miss This Yeafr. Billy Osbornys lectures on the Ameri- can Magazine. 118 Chet Johnston's tips from Texas. D. B. Clark's juvenile courts. Vance's styles. Miss Kohn's smiles. Paul llarfel's beauty talks. Prof. Daughterls ideal schools. Chester Morgan's winning ways. Miss Scheidt's smiling face. Pk as Pk Favorite Expressions. Mr. Karns: "just a few announce- mentsf' Homer W'oten: "I donit know." Nick Vancil: "Fd like to --, etc." Dick G.: "Golly dum." Moser: "Gosh!!!!!, for the love of Mikef, Tack Mc.: "Don't get hardf' Kennedy: "Come on, little Joseph." Miss Odaffer: f'We will now have ab- solute quietf' llonnewitz: "Give me a cigarettef, Dry. Spieth: "Daniel, answer my question." Pennell: 'KI did, I nodded my head." Spieth: "I heard it rattle but I didn't see whether it was up and down or side- ways l" ik a: Pk Dreamy Ducks. Miss Linder: "What is it that flies in the air and has four legs ?" Dysert: "Two ducks." in ar wk If Miss Odatfer got in front of a C1 N. engine would the cowcatcher? . C f . As Luke McLuke says in the life of Bryan: f'Where thereis a still there's a way.', vs Pk if Miss McDonald being introduced to Ungericht: "Haven't I seen you somewhere be- fore?" Ungericht: "Oh, yes, l've been some- where lots of times. Pk :sf :uc B1'1'mfr1'1'1'1'1'1f1'1f1'.' !!!!!!!!!! She met him in a darkened room. He said: "I've brought some roses." She answered with irrelevance: 'KOh, dear, how cold your nose is l'f as wk wk Zowie!!!!!!!!!! Miss Odafferg "Homer Woten, when I gave you permission to speak I didn't give you a season ticket. if :if Pk Boom!! A jolly young chemistry tough, While mixing some chemistry stuff, Dropped a match in the vial, And after a while They found his front teeth and a cuff. wk if s Spring Joys. lt's easy enough to look pleasant When life goes along with a rush, llnt the man worth while, is the one who can smile, ' When he slips and sets down in the slush! PK :lf Fl! One Liners. Don't pick a quarrel before it's ripe. 119 I Think well of your school and your school will think well of you. if :sf Pk Women. Mr. Karns: "What is your income, Harold ?" Brandt CAbsentlyj: "Oh, about I2 o'clock." if ff sf Names Is N ames. When you see Vaughn Davis Mary Young will Ruth Bell then? How many studies does Helen Cary? Violets may be blue but is Earl Brown? Brandt may always be late but is Le- nore Early? Not that we are afraid, but is John Wild? We've often heard it thunder but did you ever see Frank Rumble? Well one good thing is that if we get thirsty we've got a Barr in chemistry lab. We donit want the Sophomores to be- come offended, but we think their presi- dent is Rank. Not to be inquisitive, but is John Al- bright? Did you ever see Donald Underwood? Yes, we like precious stones, but what bothers us is that Amber Clay is a Junior. You may not believe it, but Mary Saw- yer. rx: 4: :K Hobbies. Nick. Vancil-Minstrels. Ralyeat-Red hair. llurgoon-Beechnut chewing tobacco. , 6 Angevine-Pie ! ! ! ! ! l l Stutsman-Speed typewriting. McFarland-Getting sick on cigars. if :af wk Notorious Characters. Vedder Vancil jocko Obrien QGamblerj Hunter Purmort lluck Burgoon Ohms Ronnewitz Cootie Stewart Deacon Knittle fTaxi Kingj Paul Doti Balyeat Tack McFarland Dude Gilliland Carp Greenewald Mouldy Pennel 1 vt :sf ! ! ! ! lldstourtding Statistics ! ! ! ! ! The water wasted during the school year at the drinking fountains would float six battleships the size of the New Mexico or one pair of McFarland's shoes. After much deep thinking and scien- tific research and investigating, John llonnewitz announces to the world of science thru this ussue of the Excalibur that the distance from Moris's to the school house is equal to the distance from the school house to Morris's. The number of cuss words used and in- vented in the EXCALIBUR office by the gentlemen of the staff would fill about one good sized library. The number of rabbits killed this fall about Van Wert County by the students alone, reaches the startling number of four-five counting the one Burgoon found dead. After years of harrowing experiments and many hardships, combined with much suffering and heartaches and everything, Alfred Kennedy has re- leased his book of personal experiences, "LOVE LARKS,'l to the Public. 4,743,78Q,2QI BB's, twenty-tive ink bottles, thre hundred and thirty-three erasers, nine hundred, even, pieces of chalk, forty-seven snowballs and nine hunks of iron such as bolts, nails, etc., weer thrown by the boiler gang QLampe, Knittle, Hoverman, Drury and Stewardj the second period A. M. during the first semester. Pk Pk wk Advcrtiserrtents in 1920. The greatest discovery of the age. Guaranteed to grow hair on wood. NON BALDO HAIR TONIC. NICHOLAS NYANCIL, Manufacturer. This also makes a first class drink if served cold and diluted. It is aged in wood. I buy second hand clothes and pay the best prices. Why go other places and get cheatedj Come here.--A. E. Kennedy, ex U. S. N., Prop. 120 falls Some Fellows Iflfallt. Drury-Calling stations on a transat- lantic liner. Steward-Chief carpenter in a toad- stool factory. Knittle-Artist for a newspaper for the blind. Gottchall-Iceman in Greenland. Balyeat-llutcher in a colony of vege- tarians. Yancil-Mechanical inspector for ru- ral mail boxes. Bonnewitz - NVriting advertisements for the Congressional Record. :sc wk is Talk about being patriotic, why Drury once gave up everything he had for his lligh School. VVhere did Ungericht get the umbrella with the pretty jade handle? ASK HIM l The young wife regarded the break- fast table with a critical eye. "Mabel," she said sternly to the maid, Hhow often have I told you that when you lay eggs you must lay spoons, too ! ll :K :if wk "l see where they are having a terri- ble Hood in Francef' "Impossible.'l "Why impossible, nothing is impossi- ble these days." "Hut the water there is always "l'eau." Ulf ik :K Ruby R.: "Obi I just love this weatherf' Dale G. evening." Eugenia : hand ?" I-Iarold : l K'Goodl I'll be around this vs :af PK "Can you drive with one "No, but I can stop." Pk lk Ik liresh: "XVell I must be off." McDonald: "I thought so the first time I met you." bngericht: "How many sixteenths in an inch ?,, Hoverman : "One" Pls wk Pk Additions to the High School. Lunch counter in the study room. Soda fountain in study room. Some rum tables and a beer license. Cushions on all senior desks. Alarm clocks at each desk. Electric piano that can be played at each desk CFreej. .-X dictaphone to send to class in your place. A magazine rack in study room. Elevator to carry you to and from classes. Speaking tubes from one desk to an- other. Drinking fountain at each desk. llalcony around study hall. Parrot to amuse playful freshmen. A padded cell. A first aid booth in study room. su Pk Pk Riddles. Where does the Dago when the night 121 comes? lf it takes a one-eyed cockroach with a wooden leg six 1nonths to crawl up the sunny side of a frozen elephant's tusk- how long would it take a pink canary with blue feathers to outsing four wooden ducks if it were eating sawdust? jerry Agler telling of the sculptors of ancient Greece. Howland: "What does a sculptor do, Eugene ?" Peanuts: "W'y he sculptsf' :k :k :Qc llarr: "XVhen does the land need draining, Harold?" llrandt: "VVhen it is wet. :sf rk bk 'J A B C of a Senior. .XM.Xrrived at school. ll-Began studying. Lf Could hardly stand it in school. IJ-"Dear" teachers. E-Excess work. l'-Failed first six weeks. l G-Got caught skipping. H-Hard lessons Cxlx-lj Cmy feel- ingsj. I-ln bad for swearing in hall. bl-just canned ten days that's all. K-Karns in bad humor today. L-Last nite, gosh, oh boy. M-May pass semester exam, maybe. 'N-Naught, average Senior Eng. grade. O-On probation again. P-Please don't ask why! O-Quit chewing gum fbad habitj. .V RW-Receiving compliments on above. S-Shot crap, broke again. T-Tried to bluff llowland. No luck. L'-Used last measure to pass lit. V-Very much pink and white up high now. VV-W'orked hard last nite pulling 21,5 in creek. X--Xercised voice on ball game. Y-You know the rest. Z-Zealous. Sac-Etc. Kilflc Tflxi COWlf7'flllN, Inc. lVherever you wish to go We take you. .-Xbsolutely Gimrcmtce to get you there on time and quickly. THE REV. DEACQN lCNlTTLli, Proprietor. All our cars are up-to-date and in First class condition. Cl4Il'Cfll1 Uriw1's Asswcd. lfor any reference needed ask the foot- ball team. Driving in crowded cities our specialty. CSgdD DEACON KNTTTLE. rk :ef 2:1 Ideal Senior Boy. liars-Like Allen's. lfeet-Like Greenewald. Nerve-Like Lampe. Hair+-Like Shaw. Nose-Like Dysert. Arms-Like Rumble. Brains-Like Woten. Reputation-Like Brandt. Graceful-Like McFarland. Energy-Like Balyeat. Manners-Like Drury. Face Like Kennedy. It 122 Bluff-Like llonnewitz. ' lfingernails-Like Vancil's. Appetite-Like Gotschalls. Laugh-Like I-lenny. Pipe-Like Hoverman's. Ask Moser what he asked the cop at Napoleon. sf :K :sf "That,'l said he, "is a garter snakefl "That little thing," said she. "why it is ever so much too small." The silence was broken by the crash of a falling pin. :Ea rl: X lf the anti-everything league keeps on. about 1923 we will spend an enjoyable Thanksgiving afternoon watching Ohio State and Michigan have their annual tatting match. :li as III Miss Odaffer: "l wish you boys would either settle down before you come to class or leave before you get here." Nick: "How did the fullback get lmrt ?" jones: "Oh, he ran into one of the board of health Field in place of drinking fountains the made us install on the the unsanitary drinking bucketfl :Zz :k 23 Heulfli and Beauty Hints. Never stub your toe on a rattle snake. Never hug a freshly painted post. ln picking up a red hot poker be sure to use some other person's hand. Never dispute the right of way with a railway train. Never bite a bull terrier. To Fuffzmi Bottle Clznscrs. l wish to say in the beginning that it is no easy thing to hnd the one chemical needed out of the hundred or so bottles scattered over the laboratory. Beginners in the gentle art of chemistry may well be appalled. However, l' hasten to add that it is by no means impossible if my meth- ods are closely followed. The First axiom of the art is: Never read the labels. After reading a dozen you no longer know what you are look- ing for. So it is a matter of luck entirely. I have seen a student who was out of luck searching three-quarters of an hour for a bottle that was over his desk. Never try the same thing twice. I. Approach the shelf quietly but boldly and without hesitation. quickly place your hand on a bottle. Occasional- ly you can surprise the right one. That failing: ' 2. Stand on tiptoe. close the eyes. turn around three times and with the eyes still closed place the hand on a bot- tle. 3. Count up three bottles, across three and down three. Then try I3 and 17. This is a very good method which sometimes works. 4. Make a paper wad of some 'filter paper, place it in your thistle tube. VVhile standing at your desk blow it at the shelf, and try the bottle it comes nearest to. 123 5. Mark five numbers ranging from 1 to loo on your desk with chalk. Toss a penny and try the number which it comes nearest to. This is useful in lind- ing metallic substances. 6. Put your finger in each bottle. lf it hurts you have an acid. 'Never repeat any attempt. Do the unexpected. 7. Put your chewing gum in the waste basket, and after failing with these methods go to Mr. liarr. He will prob- ably point out that.the tirst bottle found was what you wanted, as the names are well disguised-ferrous sulhde being iron sulhde, etc. .The above methods are the cream of many -years' hunt. I respectfully dedi- cate them to the Public. I-'Rom I. l'TUN'I'. 4lRonald Thomasij 251 Ik :lf l'Vl11'11 flu' fflllllllll lVe11f fo Press. .Xt last the fateful day arrives, Our Underwood may take a rest, The copy that made us work and strive Has this day gone to press. No more the midnight hours XVith "dope" all cluttered o'er the desk, Our blue pencil, too, has lost its power, llecause the "dope" has gone to press. No longer will we scout around, XVhile secret smiles our joy profess, .Xll the jokes that are, we found, And now, U joy! They've gone to press. We prowl about the halls no more For dope to make some fellow guess, To make him squirm and say, "VVell, for-! ! V' . i Now that the .-Xnnual's gone to press. .Xsk not again whe1'e "George" bestows The stuff when he to dinner goes. Pray let us have one small recess Since the .-Xnnual's gone to press. Stolen joys we'll have no more, Alas! They canned that with the rest, XVe've had to work like sixty-four. llecanse the Annual was going to press. lint still we've had some fun, I say, ln straightening out this mess: llut we're the happiest bunch on earth. today, llecause the Annuals gone to press! 124 A "MlIIW5 R x A K IIIII IIIIIIIIIllIIIll!IllIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII IIII IIIIII1 f", ' Ill IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII III! IIIIIIIF e QHMLJ y OUR ADVERTISERS Echoing the spirit of the Editorial, did you ever stop to consider that the success or failure of our business houses, the life of the com- munity, depended upon your patronage? Or that the success or failure of Excalibur finan- cially, depended in a large measure upon the extent that they patronize us? The very fact that they have advertised so willingly shows that they cater especially to the High School. Reciprocate! It is here you live and it should be your ideal as well as your duty to do all in your power to make the Home-Town enterprise successful. This will not be profitable to him alone: you, too, shall reap the many benefits. Try it! RECIPROCATE I it WMD! N i mnmmnllll nmmmml ummm Xa ,IIIII llIlIlllllllllllllllllllllllllIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIM hy 5 kbp jgdl,,A, ll IIIIIIIIIIIIII IIII Ill! is 5 0-'JMQQ .....1,,,1u,.- u....q1..1..............1.1I.I1.I1,I-.Hu...q.-..,.-.,...q...-.yu-....,1.g1gg1...1........-'.1..i...-. You Are Always Welcome 1. at ..i GLEASON'S TOBACCO STORE Broken Yw need Grind Lens All Forms Duplicated you of Lenses, ' the Same Sed glasses KRYPTOKS Day W7 Included HIMES EYESIGHT SPECIALIST 1 1 1 W. Main Street Van Wert, Ohio I 1 4. .....-...-.I-.--u -------1--1--- ------ I w-l-1-u--u- sfo 126 ...Q -...'i..1..1q.1--ini.u-...-..1gg14.,,....g1..1.11-lg1,11W1I....,,linilu.-lgilliqligl.-g.1q.,1l.1 THE CORNER DRUG STORE Meet Your Friends Here and Make This Your Home Store YOUNG'S PHARMACY Phone 1054 Van Wert, Ohio 1 1 1 North Washington Phone 1406 KNODEL'S SANITARY MEAT MARKET For All Kinds of High Class Choice Cuts of Meat I Baby Beef, Home Made Bologna, Frankforts, Sausage, All Kinds of Cold and Smoked Meat Our Specialty Special Low Prices on Lard at All Times KNODEL'S SANITARY MEAT MARKET Ed Knodel, Proprietor LINCOLN WAY BARBER SHOP EAST MAIN STREET The Place You Get What You Want When You Want It BOWEN, GRAHAM 25 MERRIS Proprietors Four Chairs No Waiting 127 .-.qlluginn--n.........1..1.gln...511.-.ln-.nn1.qn-.qu-n-..uuiul1.n1gu1.11-111-11.-q.1.q1.,1 'ilpig...-..1..1.......1......,1...1.1,1.1I...,,.-.,'......-...1n.1u1...-I.-........i..1...1ql Popular Priced Merchandise A selected variety of best quality merchandise always awaits you at our store with our earnest desire to have what you want when you want it at saving prices. Why not make our store your store? Visit our Music Department for the new Music. TRICK BROS. 5 8 loc STORE 106 East Main Street in.. .. .- .. .-n.-..1..1...-n1..1u:--:E sc. I: 111541:--1: n:-rim-:YY:: 1...- THINGS WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE. Miss Brumbaugh act natural. Miss Evans smile. Lois Stutsman reform. Miss Detnier married. Rob McFarland grow up. An intelligent Freshman. A junior studying. Prof. Fowler, B. V. D., B. S., as principal. Homer DD BB MNX. Get a shave. Prof. Karns grow a beard, s,,,1.,1-..-11,11111..1111.-11111111i.-..,m- BUY YOUR Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry, Silverware and Clocks of a Store Established in Van Wert in 1865 C. R. McCONAHAY Opposite Court House 1 .- .- 1 1 .... .. 1 1 ... 1 .. 1---.na1nn1un1 1 .- 1 .. 1 1 1 ....1..1n..,,i 128 The Presserette Cleaning and Pressing of Ladies' and Gents' Garments Hats of All Kinds Cleaned and Blocked Complete Equipment---Expert Workmanship A. L. MATTHYS Phone 1468 112 S. Washington BIG DANDY BREAD Buy Big Dandy Bread l at i THE MODEL STEAM BAKERY R. S. MANLEY, Proprietor 129 4. ...,....-...-..-........-.................-..-..-..-..-..-..-........-..-....-.......................-,......-..- 4. THE CENTRAL MANUFACTURERS' MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY VAN WERT, OHIO Organized April 7, 1876 Cash Assets ....... Sx,600,o00.00 Cash Surplus . . . . . . 750,000.00 H. V. OLNEY, President C. A. L. PURMORT, Sec'y ,..,,.-pl.-U...I.1I.-...,,,.1.p.1.-1n--.wipg..-,.in1,.....,.1.,,1..1.. ..-.,.1..1.g....,.1 130 .....1..1,,,.....-,...,.1,,,....,,,1m,-I...1,,.-,....,.1.1u-mllul...nulngilm1,mi.I..4,.-u...m1.,1..1q.1.. SPARKS PIANO HOUSE ze YEARS IN BUSINESS IX. M. Sparks, proprietor, is :L graduate in music and piano tuning and re- pairing. Having a practical knowledge of both the artistic and mechanical sides of the pianoforte, he is able to select for his customers those instru- ments which represent the largest value for the money. Realizing good goods make good business, we sell only Pianos which please and satisfy SPARKS PIANO HOUSE Two Doors West of Court House Van Wert, Ohio ihe purchaser. -..1,..-uni.-ui.-1nniun1.,....1,, -..i..1g-pn-.Q .gin-..1.u....,1..1..1g.i.,,1,.,,1......1..i Recruiting Oilicer: You're a healthy looking fellow: why don't you enlist? Civilian: XYhat! with this war going on? ff Pk 1 Mr. Bowland: The nrst man was found in India. Balyeat: Vtiho found him? Pk Pk wk Dale Dysert: Wlhat are you looking at? Nadine B.: Your whiskers. Dale: Is there anything humorous in their appearance? Nadine: No, but sometimes they tickle me. as wk :af john Bonnewitz: What is the chemical formula for heat? L. W. Lorber, Phone 1936 E. I. Lorber, Phone 2304 LORBER LUMBER COMPANY VAN WERT, OHIO for The Best of Everything in Lumber 4. 1,111 111-1-1i1-1 n-un1uu1au----nu 11111-1-1 un-I. 4. 131 1 1I1.1..14p1.g1,,1p-1.,,1u.1..1..1..1....g,1u.1 UNE DQLLAR --at THE VAN WERT NATICNAL BANK VAN WERT OHIO .-.,..1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11.11,-111.1-..-1.,1 Let Us Have Your Order for FLGWERS We can assure you that for whatever the occasion may be, that the order will be promptly and efficiently filled. A corsage of spring ilowers, a bunch of roses, or a nicely arranged basket is just the proper thing for the gradu- ate or a remembrance. C. H. TREFFENGER, Florist Phone, Office 1257, IR: Residence, 1257, 2R The McConahy Greenhouse 132 -11-41.-11-11.-111111111111111111111111111an111111111111111111-11111111111111 111111111 H. H. HOLBROOK, Dentist By Appointment McKim Block Phone I773-2309 .-1,11111.111i11111..l11l11u.11.1111111111-11111-11.-111111,1111111111111 1 1 1,1111 WHEN A FELLER NEEDS A FRIEND. VVhen Miss Chivington catches you cutting Assembly. VVhen the boiler gang in the southwest corner of the study room be- gins throwing bb's at our poor northwest corner. W'hen Mr. Bowland catches you sleeping in his class. VVhen you are tardy without an excuse. VVhen you bring your friend to the Lyceum Course and then get ap- plauded when you come in. :sf :sf vf Mr. Karns on Tuesday morning, "I just want to remind you people that tomorrow is Wednesday--1" ' ff Pk vs Dysert: Burgoon is always complaining about his feet being asleep. Dick: That's funnyg he certainly wears loud enough socks. ...1..-11-..1...1- 111111111-11iu11u1111111,11111.. : 1: no-uQs1f:e::7::fuo-:: 1:-':: rg WILD BROTHERS Fresh, Salt and Smoked Meats A Satisfied Customer Is Our Best Advertisement VAN WERT, OHIO 111-11.111.- 1 1 .. 1 1 111..111.111111111111n111111111-11111.-11111.-111111111111,.i 133 There Can Be Nothing Better Than the Best he H3525-ii" s H ,bi we-f 25155 ' f ,n, fi 57 0 IN STYLE AND QUALITY is the Key Which Opens the Door of Real Values for the Patrons of Wye Egunnefrliiz Glu. 124 A NEW KIND OF LESSON FOR YOU ECONOMY The Purchase of Better Quality Furniture Is Really the Finest Kind of Economy to Practice In purchasing furniture you should keep in mind the fact that you are going to live with your furniture a long time, and furniture that is hastily selected and bought simply because the price is low is very often disappointing in the ensuing years. The type of furniture that you will see on our display floors was selected because it was designed FOR SERV- ICE, FOR BEAUTY, FOR CHARACTER, and all of the qualities that home keepers, who appreciate the better things, would like their furniture to possess. An Investigation of Our Stock Will Prove a Revelation BALYEAT FURNITURE COMPANY - VAN WERT, OHIO .1nl1nn-nn1l.1 1 1 n1nu1nu1.n1,.1nl1,g1..,1,l1p.1q.1g1 1 1.l1uq1ng1g.1 135 is .M-...-........-u.-...-...-lu-....-...-.......-...-....-...-..-...-...-.......................-..-..-..-.....-...-...- 4. wt I :Z , , HARNESSAQSUPPLIES-. 7Z'Zt'P170lYf 1360. l4l 54.57 CEIYTPAL A VE. Auto Tops Made and Repaired Awnings, Tents and Canvas Goods FRED HENNERMANN Moser: I hear that Miss Linder is interested in forestry? Ungerichtz Yes, l understand she always pines to look spruce. ff :sf ff Fresh: I am trying to get ahead. Miss livans: You certainly need one. ff if :K The road to Kennedys leads hut to the grave. wk as X Barr: Your answer is about as clear as mud. Ken Stewart: XVell, that covers the ground, rloesn't it? 41 ik 4: Spieth: Heat makes things expand and cold makes them contract. Give some examples. Pennell: In Summer the days are long and in winter they are short. .gig nfnlniuz uuiuzw u-nfs: u:,, ll.-u.-.rf':i.:iu1..-.......-....-. Personalitiy in dress is expressed through the medium of design. Imagination and originality of character are denoted by correct choice of design. Every GAGE HAT bespeaks a definite per- sonality. On display at- VGGUE HAT SHOP BEss CoNN LA VELLA GRANT 1...1p,...-1..i.p1,.......u1pq1gp1u.1u.- ...n1..i,g-. 1anig..1,u.-...1..g1n1..1.q1ui...-,,,1 -5- ...... 4. 136 ,1nn1un1un1nu1nu.1un..un1nu...im1m1nn..qu-1.1.n1..1n1.,.1,,,1...1.....,.1.g1,q1.q1n ELECTRICAL HOUSEHOLD LABOR SAVING DEVICES T C ' Y l Q. ' were F IF' ,R I . Y ff W - S 'J ,1:,. E in 7' K f A A, i NNN X M :TQ Xxgyv 'Y 'il x m-Eva ' 1 r 5- ,J5'm,J LU Xl, qs J , x 'W J' ' l X L ,- .t U Q - -- - f , , r- .- .... ,...H . . , N I IIL4 X X ...LEE .fx :Q f f I-If - ix l A -1 r " I V fs! F 1 1 yy 'R ' -C f 1 ' , 'H V ew- X P x E.. I l W, K l V A s, -4 LJ. ,,,A ,'C' ' A QQ- . - . 'C Q L'W.Co Western Electric Washing Machines Western Electric Vacuum Washers Western Electric Sewing Machines Western Electric Irons Crystal Washers-Electric Percolators-Chafing Dishes-Grills and Table Stoves WE INSTALL FURNACES AND PLUMBING AND WIRE YOUR HOME COMPLETE Tru: I7 zzzzseli o. Z7 ffa fcfwarce Dc-f3or'fff1ef7f.,5't'ore Vw Wurr. Onto. .1.,,1..1..1..1 1 1 1 1 1 1'.1g.1.,1..1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1. 137 ,nina-..,,1ml...,m..,.,,1W1mg-,w-,,,,1ln-..1..-..-,.1g.1.u-,. co ' T land an Faahi k 5' X' ii cPQ TF' S .7 N, . X i fvf -sun x X 3 K F, X Oi 07 1 X 37' w fx N s fix, X ' x W V We have the new things first. Every article in this men's and Boys' store is the very last word. Our qualities are the best, and we have but one idea. If . ' I 1 "f-IUALITY 'CLOT 138 p-..1n1.u 1.,,1.,1..1.I1..1..1g,1..1..1,,,,1,,,.1...1,,1n1..1u.,1..1g.1,,......1.,.1..1..-.1.10-..,1m.1m.1 Compliments of The Van Wert Overall Mfg. Co. Manufacturers of Brownies, Boys' and Men's Overalls and Shirts ' VAN WERT, OHIO -..1..1 1..1..1.p1..1..1.1 1 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1..1..1..1..1..1..1..1..1- WM. HANKAMMER Dealer in Fresh, Smoked and Salt Meats Pure Made Sausage Phone 1139 302 East Main Street DIAS Y5 NORRIS COAL CO. Dealers in Coal and Building Material 517 Leeson Avenue Phone 2338 1 D 1.p1.1.,1..1..1.1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1mm-u'1..1,4.1 4. - ............-..-.,......-............-,...........................-.......-........-.............-........................,,.. 4, THRIFT is the care and prudence in the management of One's Resources OPEN AN ACCOUNT WITH THE PEOPLES SAVINGS BANK VAN WERT, OHIO Capital, Surplus and Undivided Proiits, Sz5o,ooo.oo Deposits Over One and One-Quarter Million Dollars .lg1p-un-ll1u1n1c01d1n--n- 1lI- I 1111- In-II--on-n-nies-0-n--li-1n1u-1 T. E. CROOKS C. L. CROOKS CROOKS BROTHERS Dealers in Shelf and Heavy Hardware Paints, Oils, Vamishes, Brushes, Stoves, Tinware, Sash, Doors Corner Main and Washington Streets Phone 1022 Van Wert, Ohio .-.l1..1......gg1..1..-qgilll. .. 1l..1p.1..1......1.,i,.1...i..-.Uin-...-.,..-..1,.....-..,1nut 140 V 1lI.-nginulnnl - 1 up-u -.uu1uu1nn..un1nn DUDEEBRUTHER5 MUTDR CAR, .h ., '?i-:V A Y A S.: 'IM , FW -QQ Q Q:- 71 , 3 3 '4 7 i'5NfQE?S.!E3 X Qfgiessv '5 iss Opposite Post Oflice DAYTON HARD, Dealer Van Wert, Ohio Phone 1 367 nlnninni-vain.-.-.1n.1up1auiuinn11p1ln1pq1nui--1In-lp-gg.-..i..1..1..?...... l've never dared to be a guard, Wfith halfhacks bucking by the yard, NVhere underneath the writhing mass. They always let your glory pass And even tho you are the star, Nobody ever knows you are. Tho he may play a corking game, And hold the center of the frame, Tho he may lay beneath the pile, And let them use him for a tile, Where daily snapshots grab the space, How many papers print his face? 141 n1un1.q1nq1ql1an1. glg Q- -31 ui III1. uui1I1an--.une-gg...uninq--gp-ng1.11.1pq-qu-q,.1qp1qpiqpiqp1qp1qplqllg1 .P JOIN OUR CHRISTMAS MONEY CLUB The Most Delightful Way in the World to Save Money We Pay 574 on Deposits If You Want to Build a Home or Repair the Old One, Let Us Furnish the Money, Rates Reasonable T. C. WILKINSON, President C. F. MANSHIP, Secretary FORDS ---- FORDS SEDANS and COUPELETS TOURING ROADSTERS AND TRUCKS With a Starter that Starts. FIRESTONE TIRES For All Makes and Sizes, Both Pneumatic and Solid Tires. YAHN-FORD SALES AND SERVICE 226 South Washington Street I I I I I I I I I I I I 1 I I 1 I 1 I 1 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I, n.,nuTnuTln.-.ln.-111.1uu1nu1pl1-1.11--1-114.17-1'11.1-pl-1411-11-'T-.innin-gl. 1.4. 142 14.11pi.pig, -.......1..- Soap Jonteel--Lipstick Jonteel-Eyebrow Pencil J onteel-Face Powder J ontell-C uticle Solvent J onteel-N ail Bleach J onteel Manicure Se tJonteel THE REXAL STGRE Opposite Court House C. J. HAVEN -..1..1..1 WILSON 8 GIROD Dealers in Hardware, Nails, Glass, Paints, Oils Sash, Doors, Belting, Etc., Etc. 114 East Main Street Van Wert, Ohio sg .:4.p1.:7g: .3 ::7.:inn1n:in:7:: 1:1n1n-n1ln1un-un1n1un1ua.--n1un1un1u.1ss1n- The Old Reliable Drug Store Where Service Is King PENNELL BROS. ....i..i--1g.1 1 1 1 1.1.1.-1nu1uu1nniuninn-.nn1ls1un1uu1nn1 1.11.11--.q1.q'1..1..i 143 T L, 4..-..-..--.-..-.--..-....-..-...-......-..-..-..-...-..-..-..--.-.--..-..-..-....-..-.................. I i R. M. ALBERT for STAR BREAD BUNS, ROLLS, CAKES AND PIES Party Orders a Specialty PHONE 1503 Opp. Y. M. C. A. -..1...-..1...1., , :u-u-::..::.-...ln 7 :.1..1.. l:.1...... ,, 3- FOR QUALITY GOODS Go to 1 CROSBY GROCERY i Corner Main and Shannon I I .... ...... ......-.....-. ...-......-...-..........-..-..-........-..........-..-..- I E YOU HAVE THE MONEY WE HAVE THE GOODS i We Would Like to Have Your Money and You Have the Goods More Goods for Same Money--Same Goods for Less Money 5 Come and See f BENDER'S FIVE AND TEN-CENT STORE i VAN WERT, Ohio ! I 144 .-nn-..q-..,.-..i.p....u......1,.-.,.1..1.,.-,.1.,,1,,,1uiII...,.1,M1ug1W1g.i,..1..1up..nn1nn1nn....g. DO THE OLD GRADES KNOW? Just ask them if they remember our Chocolate Sodas. You bet they do, and we are making them even better today. MORRIS'S Where E uerybody Meets -u.....1 1 1 -. - 1::l- :f 7--11:-n1::i:: 13- : ::' iz. :, :: .-nu.. --FOR-1 COAL AND BUILDERS' SUPPLIES ' T35f?3T5'57fLiYi1Ef ' I I . .,, -1,- SEE THE BALYEAT COAL AND BUILDERS SUPPLY CO. S. Shannon St. Phone 1191 + 1nu1nn1uu- 1 u-n 111111 n1un1uw1nu-nu--u -- - 1i1-1 u-u- - 11111 4, 14 ........-.......-...........,-..-..-..-...........-...-..-..-.....,.-...,..,..-............-..-..-.....-......q. AMERICAN 'ELECTRIC SHOE SHOP Expert Shoe Repairing of All Kinds QUALITY COUNTS East Main Street B. Levin, Proprietor sn... 1 .1..1,.1,,1..1..1..1..1...1..1...1..1...1,,.1,.,,1,.1,,,1.,.,1,........1..1.,.1 1..1..-..- V The Only Y. W. C. A. Cafeteria in ' Northwestern Ohio REAL HOME COOKING - Why Not Come and Eat With Us First Class Service MRS. MARGARET LAMPE. Cafeteria Director ..g.1..1..1.l1..1..1g..1..1.p1.l.-..1..1..1,.1..1-I lg-..1..1..1..1..1.p1,.1.,1l.1..1..1.. DELCO LIGHT Standard of the World THERE'S A SATISFIED USER NEAR YOU E. P. Sheeran, Dealer 145 East Main Street Van Wert, Ohio 1..1u..1..1,.1.......1..1..1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.1.1 146 n I n H L L. T I w r I il i I l V H U E l l I I l 1 I ! ! I L I ! ! l ! ! 'I' .-.,1,,.,i..1,,,1,...-,,,,.....n...,,,,-,,,1.,1,piun-.nn-.u..un1nn1un1,m....1,.i....,.,.1,,g..u........1,.-....... M. W. GEARY F. W. GEARY M. W. GEARY '85 SON THRESHERS, IMPLEMENTS, WAGONS, BUGGIES TRACTORS AND SUPPLIES ' Telephone-Office, 1945: Residence, 1753, 1754 Corner Walnut and E. Central Ave. Van Wert, OhIo u.1.-- ..,i -. 1 .. 1 .. 1 .. -. .... 1 .. 1...,,... 1..1..1..i..1...-..1.,....-..- A PLEASANT EXPRESSION AND WE WILL DO THE REST FOR A GOOD PICTURE-- SPLENDID LINE OF MOULDINGS FOR PICTURE FRAMING-l HOFFMAN ART STUDIO 1..1..-. 1 1 1 1 1 ... 1 1 1 .. 1,,1...1..1 1 1 -. 1. 1 -. -. 1.,1.....pi.,L 147 I-.lgiuzr -nl1u:n 1:7 :YY :Y -f-- -. .- :Y :L 1 ::- 211, 1...........1u......1........1...- .14g1Ip1.Ipi.pi...-l.1l.....p1........i.,'n QUALITY AND SERVICE WHEN YOU TRADE AT I-IUI-INS Confectionery 142 East Main Street Our Own Make Chocolates and Candies-Made Daily WEBER 25 MOORE THE HOME OF PAUL JONES MIDDIES The Best Made. Come in and Get Yours MUNSINGWEAR FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY The Fit Don't Wash Out EVerybody's Wearing It Now 148 ...- If It's Good We Show It - If We Show It It's Good ig'-nn....un1nu1n.1nuinu1un'11-li--1.11.1--11.-1 1.91- .. 1 1 1 1 1..1.,,.1,.....1q,,1.......,1..1..1..1 41:plnlinlinl...uu.-un.-uuiun1uu1nu1.u1uiIn1uni--in-11.1.11-u1..1qn1.1111 1m- PERRY DRY CLEANING WORKS Cleaning and Pressing .iuzfninfn xininin: 1:7 l:1u1l:: -pq-gg.-niggigg :gf --ln :ning-..1.:1 "NOTHING TOO GOOD FOR VAN WERT" THE STRAND --- THE PRINCESS THE LYRIC 'f 'pw lngll' yflll IQ' 331591, Ag?" VFP. 137 , THE IRETON BROS. CO. Hay - Coal - Grain PRICES AND SERVICE IS OUR MOTTO Your Patronage Solicited u1p1n1 ui, THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK Van Wert, Ohio STARTLING FACTS THAT MAY HIT You 90? of the business men reach old age without an adequate income. 19 out of 20 people fail to provide for old age or their families. 5562 of the widows of the country are in want. 90? of the children in the United States must leave school and go to work before reaching the eighth grade. SOLE of the adult population leave no estate ,at death. These facts can he changed hy steady saving. Start a Savings Account now and add to it regu- larly. every week or month of every year. We will add to your savings deposits 3? interest compounded semi-annually. Your savings of "today" may he needed "tomor- row"- --to make your old age comfortable, to save your widow from want or to keep your children in school. Total Resources SI,720,000.00 lllember of the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States. XVe pay 4? interest on time deposits. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK VAN WERT, OHIO GEO H MARSH, President F. L. WEBSTER Cashier 150 lift u 1 U fi V rim? . Opposite Court House ' 5 CQ Qs., 7 I Van Wert's Greatest Clothing Store B. 3 W,'s High Standard of Merchandise is attested by the superior brands carried, as Hart Schaffner 3 Marx Suits and Overcoats Stetson Hats Manhattan ,Shirts Dutchess Trousers Phoenix Hosiery 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1:inu1u:1Yu..-nn-n:7n:i :i el:-1 1 1 ... ni m..1..1gg1M1u,1,,-1.1.,1qg1l.1.1gin.1...q1.-nlgplI.1lgi.111-15.-.g..-..14.1..1q.-.ggilpi Pianos, Player Pianos, Vitcrolas 'f'71li!f Q M Columbia Grafonolas, Sonoras - a i 15 FURNITURE Dy,4'fhI T A lllllllllll X N m mfl,l'W'amxllliulx A Yi11glx'il:'fi WlNll W .1i:'lflMl3 ,V 2: T5 E gi llillllvlll lil ll 'lllpluilw 'llslllliilfl M elf ww willliwl il MEeplwwwil flil'f'll!1'pfT!1' 1" 55322 xwlixyluilulfgi 1 ww xlq!lwL,x, Gllflwgvlxm 1- le E-?5 S: V7lx'Yf-Flw?ifllllfll Jlli ll l wi Slilylml l5Ql,,g1EW W W . fl JM M Egg W '-N , 4 -i ll' : Rugs, Stoves, Carpets, Dishes Q' Complete Outfits Our Specialty he Bible Qlumpang Home of Victor and Columbia Records 1.......1..-....-..1........- .....-..1..1....,.1...-q.1...1......1,,.1..-...1..- WHCLESALE AND,RETAIL ICE CREAM ' -- Also - THE BEST OF CHOCOLATES, CANDY, SOFT DRINKS AND ICES fl!!! ll!! 1:2 Q TT AT ANDREINI Y5 BIANCHI Phone 2437 134 Lincoln Way East 152 p.. sis -...-..-..--.-..-..--.-.......-.....-.,.-..-.....-....-.....-1...-...-...-..-.1-..,.....-...-..-...-..-.........- 4. In Few Words: Shoes With but a Single Thought---Comfort LEESON'S SHOE HOUSE .g....n....,.......... ni ..1n1'..-.....n1..--l-U1 H1 .,..., .p..u1un-.n--on-qi-...-.-.p-.... .- ...--.-.- IDEAL SENIOR GIRL. Hair-Like Kreachbaum. Dimples-Like joliantgen. Lashes--Like Dudley. Disposition--Like Beviugton. Quiet-Like Reiclenbach. Laugh-Like Hank. Eyes-Like Gertie jones. Flirt-Like Ruth Bell. 1 Daintiness-Like Phyllis Shotts. Nerve-Like Leah Roberts. Graceful- -rrf Like Roxy Bienz. Brains--Y-like Mary Sawyer Nose+Like' Mary Young. -gp-n1..1..1..1 n1.g1n1.p1..1l.-...11...-nlqni. gluing-U1 11... ,,.1...-...1.,.-..1..1..1.. Call Phones 1175-1754 For Good Things to Eat People's Grocery Home of Ferndell Brand Pure Food Produts 1 1 3 S. WASHINGTON STREET 153,1uniuu1111.1111111111111--11'-11.1111 .-M1.-,.......-.,....,.1.,...,,,,1,.1uini.I-.mhtuniuiuiun1un1nu1nu1nn1nn1..1.p-up1u.1..- VAN WERT CLOTHING COMPANY The Store That Shows the New Things First will... -' 4 , J .J G , Hi . I 4 ,U W r 'V' , j' 5-J, , A 1 " , ,, i, X 1, NVQ ' .i My if W, M, . mw- ,gv M' W W "-Wim W .W A n " 1 4 AW ! Wy mf. I f if flv"!'f'! ' 1 fefoimf V, M ,gt if '. .ff ig' 'fi ft' V N My 3 ,. hxeizlffxj' rt ,wt , X gf ,ft 'M , .,,,f'iff ,.4,,W' 'fi ix T Q' k rffiff M W V' " 11:2 Wltiiil '.iQ'5'. 1' 'Y W if fe ' 2' if M or .- 'i,+M,.. il,r,x+iM,4J, QQ. .I.fQl,,m,'1lWFkK 4 TNI IW, jL3l1p:,:Q,,A,f 'lf'-J Q Q.- O Right on the Dot With the Smartest of Wearing Apparel Nothing "Cut and Dried" About Them-They're Lively VAN WERT CLOTHING COMPANY UP :nlvllvllvI11111nw-an-1ul:lllvIn1II:llvnlvlu-xnnvlnvulluuvuuv:lv-nh--ulialvulvnli + I THE VAN WERT BUILDING AND II7-I SAVINGS COMPANY , fs QYTPUN- I n aft:-1 I v f my N! "xlL,.! T 'ix . . W . N I ,-' C ' , " 1,51 Q.: 4- Y 4 Q. wb' .1 Why Not START A SAVINGS ACCOUNT WITH US. BY SYSTEMATIC SAVING YOU WILL BE SURPRISED HOW SOON A FUND IS ACCUMULATED. BEGIN NOW I YOU CAN BE INDEPENDENT IN YOUR OLD AGE - YOU CAN OWN YOUR OWN HOME. OUR "EASY WAY"- TRY IT NOW-TO- DAY I H. L. Si dle, Secretary I9 West Main Street Van Wert, Ohio p.-,I..-....1..1...-ll-uu..uu1nn1ln1 1 1 1 1 .. 1 1 1 1g.i.qi..1.....u,1.-m.1..g- 15 1 01M11111u-111.1u..,.1..,1M.1.1..1...1M1,,.,1.,.1..1..1,.1..1..1..1..,1..1..1..1g..1..1..1 .1-F 1 X . 6 AS SPECIALISTS W'e Examine the Eyes, Prescribe the Lenses and Guarantee the Results Phone 1527-1771 VAN WERT, OHIO James Fostnaught, Attorney at Law Timothy Fostnaught Perry Fosnaught, Notary Public Fostnaught Real Estate Exchange Office Over Peoples Bank Farms and City Properties Bought, Sold and Exchanged- Loans Made VAN WERT, OHIO D. S. TETERS, D.D.S. M. FORWALTER, D.D.S. DENTISTS 121 WEST MAIN STREET PHONE 1875 1..1'.1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1n1un1u1.- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.,.,...,,,-1 156 THE Y. M. C. A. Is the HIGH SCHOOL BOY'S CLUB Every School Boy, Young Man and Business Man in Van Wert Should Be a Member Headquarters for Drugs, Kodaks, Toilet Articles, Ice Cream and Sundaes X Q NYWSL BOWERSBSTAMBAUGH UUALHY 4 5 gi I The Nyal Druggists 3 147 E. Main St. Van Wert, Ohio inn.-.p1..1,qi,g1nn1n.-. .-..1...1g,1.m1I-1141.411.1131..1.p.1'.i..-..q1,,-.q.1gp1.p1..1... 157 .. W.-...1,m1,..-...........1..1.....,,II.-,I-.qI-.gg1g.1..1..i,....,.1q.1..1--ini .THE SLAGLE LUMBER COMPANY Successots to Gleason Lumber Company A "The Yard With the Stock" GUY L. CARPER, Local Manager Home Telephone 1 1 IQ N. Shannon St., Van Wert, Ohio .1.,.-..1...-,......1.... .1 .... .. 1 . .- 1 1 1 1 .. .- 1,,,.1nnp1p-.-..,1......i.......... See BRANDT 3 HOLLERBAUGH WHOLESALE AND RETAIL GRAIN --- HAY --- FEED FLOUR A SPECIALTY A Sales Agents for Purina Feeds. We Have Everything You Want CALL US - PHONE 1 720 I' -,,,........ 1 .-. .-. 1 ... 1. -. 1 -. 1 .. 1 .. -l1',1gl1g..-1.11.1 .-lll...-....1g.1 158 ..- 1g.-...1I.-.pl1'-1.I1'I1,g1.,...,,,....q.-ll 11.11.11-u .1uu.....i,,1 ASK POR BROWN'S ICE CREAM I '41 The Kind You Have Been Looking for Corner Washington and Crawford Sts., Van Wert, Ohio .......i..i..-....-..1..1.g.-..1..1..1n..-..1.p1...i...- -. 1.1-...1...1..-...1..1 1 ..,,,,..,,.. You KNOW WHY IT IS THAT THE ' INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE FORT WAYNE, IND. Is among the few-the very few-largest Business Training Institutions anywhere in the United States Residence School-Home Study Courses School in Session Twelve Months in the Year. Students Enter at any Time WRITE FOR CATALOG 159 .....u,1 .. 1...-..1,.,.....1......1 -. ...1u,.-.11 1 .- 1 ... 1 .. 1 1 1 -. -n-,.-. u1n--n 0? Qol1l1n:-ni519-pg-.q..pg1lg-u-gg.1.p1..1...-nn1.l.-.l-.p.-..1q-pg.-u-q-1-1-11.l1n1n.-I--qu-I--m1q1.l. GRADUATION PRESENT ' 5- ' W ' " -M2 ' X T ,aff 'Q ff f X , ,X V , ffff ,ff '91 X ,W K " 'j !Q7?', .,,.M-wg ' " Wf" f ' , xi 1 ly W 'ff W7 fff Fflfdutnt I .1 WA1-Ln F09 Wy? X tr? P I X ,C f 0. S Cunrfw iv CkMS,,,,. I ,Q I N X I My WM' ml cuff BVVWN5 Z ff If Qw4'n:nmN ' ' sqpxgi PIN I , 1 flff fy lu WW 'ffl WM MS 4 H X JL-55-'-'Y 'nk '17, ' ,. -.--2 ,-f 1 f I --'2 f ' 5 W 1 5- 61 N- TTC: R f 4' 2454? :3f"J?ff3"Es "gg 5 Q '5'A 'f:,.A , f 'Fi V! In 5- O ....... X "f'iQ,--:x 0 13. N-33:70 . 7 E7 2110 ea G9 ea 'STE jj:3:?'ifQf5g3" vffsr-1 51 'f AIQWSL "1 " " f if xl- .5"""'2 "2"f"'I'f: " 7 3457012410 Elf! 9:5550 S6155-QX'. Q ffO 0 Yxgf f 12 L --E: b Ju.: k - Q- XXI LX w. f XX fCOMMENCfMENT JIWELR. X !, SCHGLLER 1.w1.'1..1..1..-gg....i 1 1 1 1 1 1 .1 ... .. -. .- -. 1 1 1.,,i 160,,,1.,.,1ll,.ll..1.,,,1.,.1u.1.I1I..-gliguiqliguigl-ll-Hu...,1q.1..1......... I l T. C. WILKINSON Sz SON g MEMBERS OF i -52:55 , 35- i N I my mmkwix I 1 I I Have one of the Finest Equipped Printing Plants in this part of the State. Q They are equipped to do any kind of Printing A from the plainest to the most diflicult, in as many colors as you may wantg printing that Q requires Punching, Perforating, Ruling, Numbering, Round Cornering, or any other Q special treatment. l They can do it all and do it well. l f . l ' is Miami i kg V A MMI i I . I wif e f 3 y i 1 THE EXCALIBUR l Was Printed Entirely in Their Office l West Main Street Van Wert, Ohio 1,,,,1,,1,,,1,,,,,,,,1,,,1,,,,..,, 111,1 ,,,...,,....,.-.I iiili n--11.1--u-u-nina-nI1c1,Q 161 'I' .-,.u....up..u...n,g..., jf Hou Have Cjrioncls T thou should have our CPho'toqraph It is not vanity that causes you to have por- traits made of yourself, but a sincere desire to add to the pleasure of your friends, At Your Seruice--- The Agler Studio THE TRUTH CANNERS HAVE NOTHING TO CONCEAL t L It may be doubted that one person in a dozen knows that sterilization is the sole preserving agent in canned foods. Mil- lions of people still believe that canners use chemicals-powders -to make the goods "keep." The people must be taught this important truth: Food in cans is the safest food obtainable, because the her- metically sealed can keeps it absolutely free from con- tamination until it is opened. Patronize Your Home Industry by Raising Corn and Tomatoes, and Eating Our Brands Respectfully, THE STGOPS PACKIN G CO. 162 ln...,W1I.I..II...Ip....I-gli.g1n....u1,g..,..1..1m1qu1uu....p.-.,q.-,.1,...- ... ....,1..... 11.155-n1n-ll1lu1q:1u1lliu1gn1un-...1uu,.nu-.uu-...q4-.lg....n11.1...-..1gg..-...-l..-..1,....q..- 'fr 'sv' 4'?'f49?1f'." 'ff' Ll' ."'.' Ji' 'f"W"W?"!' Bvtiir 2' 4-VI 9 .1 5 wf Wg? f ffQ 19 ,V f- , X' af. 'X L mm m m mm ,MQ 9 9 ' -m QM r .121 ,Ag , 'wm a , Hylw A We have prepared ourselves to Q, rf, lv A . 21135 It take care of you in regard to , 'NIMQ your footwear .for all the ap- ! y' proachmg festivities. Q' K? 0 I3 ' S 8 4 if 'Av Qll 215 ' The James Clark Shoe Co. tij- C I of Course .2 1 gg 731: :Y g :- :i..1.-,1...-....nniu.. .- 1 .. .. .- 1 1 .. -. -.w..,, Patronize Home Industries by Growing Their Products and Using Van Wert Can Goods THE STOOPS PACKING COMPANY ,lp-H1 -. 1,,,..-,,.i 1 1 1 .- 1 1 1ln1un...1.- 1 -. -. 1 ... ... .. -. 1.,..-qpiqli 163 inni.pi,g10.-.uiI.41II1'g1lmlpqiI.11I1,uigu1ll1ll-..gg1gui.g1ll-q.1u,1gq1pqi..1.g...g..1ql -......p-lp-..1..1..1'.1..11.1I.1.liIli...-In-..g1n1qp1..-.,q1,.1.p1lg1qu1 ig? .inig Barr: Harold, did you filter this solution? Harold D.: No, I was afraid it wou1dn't stand the strain. :sf ak Pk Miss Odaffer: Give causes of the Renaissance. I-loverman: The Greeks ran out of Greece. vw at ,nf Vancil: My head is just full of dandruff. Dale D.: That ain't dandruff, that's bone dust. X :ni if Unegrsaernlurnallinajuenyzxingumit is the Eskimo for "I love you," It is also a reasonable explanation of why the Arctic nights have to be so long. :nf xc Pk Miss Linder: VVhat is rarification? Joyce G.: I didn't get that far. 'Miss L.: Wfell, we had that two weeks ago, so you had better begin to catch up. :sf :sf X Allen QTalking at Hi-Y Clubj : Now the Bible says that all men are created'equal-1 - ' ff ff :of Dysert: I see by the paper that the air six miles up is at a tempera- ture of 50 degrees below zero. Kennedy: If that's the case I don't believe I wish to go to heaven. Qs: Pk asf Woten: Whom are you working for now? Al K.: Uh, the same people, a wife and hve children. 'M wk X :sf Mr. Karns: You are suspended for three months. Fresh: Gosh, I'll be dead if I hang that long. Pk Pk at Hawkins: Waiter, the undercrust of that meat pie was awful tough. Waiter: I beg your pardon, sirg there wasnyt no undercrust to that pie, it was served on a paper plate and you've eaten it. Pk Pk vs Ronald Thomas telling of the manufacture of ice: "They run the pipes around in salty brine." :af Pk :sf Bob:V Where is john? Joyce: Across the street with that bunch of girls. Bob: Oh, I see. Missing again as usual. 165 514 ofa nninniuniuniul1nill:nu-111111:1:nism1lu-Iu-all-ln1ul1ul1ll1un-al1:l1au1nu1n 4. Jnilex Foreword . . Dedication . . High School Building . Faculty . . Interiors . ,. Seniors . . Your High School Class History, '20 Class of 1920 Memorium The Toilers Snaps . Class Prophecy Excalibur Staff Senior Directory Juniors Sophomores . Lest We Forget Junior High Eighth Grade . Seventh Grade Vanity Fair . . Superintendent Sullivan Organizations and Dramatics Brumback Library . Athletics . Wearers of the "V" Calendar ' . Looking Backward . Much Ado About Nothing Advertisements and Jokes . 3 4-5 6 7-l 1, 75 12 13 14 15-17 18-35 36 37-38 39-58-76 40-45 46-47 48-57 59-62 63-65 65-66 67-68 69 70 71-74 74 77-89 90 91-104 104 105-1 13 114 1 15-124 126-165 4' nu-nu1nn1lu1ln:ul1ll1u51uu-nu-nu 111111 un-uuiuliuniu-auiunzn :Qu

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