Van Wert High School - Excalibur Yearbook (Van Wert, OH)
- Class of 1920
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Text from Pages 1 - 170 of the 1920 volume:
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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.
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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.
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Principal Augustus Karns
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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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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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.
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Basket Ball 'iq
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VV hat Happened to jones
L. M. A.
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L. M. A.
A little nonsense now and then
Is relished by the best of men.
L. M. A.
Those bewitchlng eyes,
Will catch someone who is wise.
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"Sense and Sensibility."
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Why not try the traditional maxim:
"Early to bed and early to risen?
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As rnerry as the day is long.
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Class Pin Committee
XYhat Happened to jones
L. M. A.
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Orchestra '17, '18
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Class Pin Committee
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For wisdom you need search no fur-
L. M. A.
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H. S. Debate
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Men of few words aife the best men.
Class Pin Committee
VVisd0m and beauty go well together.
Class Pin Committee
The purest form of optimism is shown
in the woman who takes a man.
H. S. Debate
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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.
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.
.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
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
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
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
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
As we neared San Francisco, where I
was to change planes, Leah came and
asked me if I knew who was at the head
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
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-
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
into the show due to lack of models. It
was Erma Ladd. I left before it became
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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.
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
Nadine Bevington Mildred I-landby
John Bonnewitz Roy Stove
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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-
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Synonym: Gwen. Ref: Speith.
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.
Synonym: Frank, or Mammoth.
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.
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.
Ref: None necessary.
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
Orationae" and will be a suffrage leader,
Synonym: Tucks. Foreman's.
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-
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Synonym: Lou. Ref: Rufus.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
Synonym: Tack or Malick.
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
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
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
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.
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
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"
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.
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.
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.
Likes to entertain and has ambition to
finish Chem. with a flourish.
Synonym: Vi. Ref: Drury.
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.
Helen Siple-V. Pres.
Wayne Riekets '
Clifton Marsh 1 Mary Shaffer
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
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
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
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.
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.
Marie Rucklos-V. Pres.
Class Colors--Purple and Gold A
Myrtle l ruden
"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
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-
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.
let it be said that upon the field of ath-
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
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
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.
Howland: "Ardath, when was the
Civil War, 1500 or 16oo?"
Pk Dk Pk
Mr. Karns: "Young man, is this your
father's signature ?"
Freshie: "As near as I could get it,
jfrtsbman A lass
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.
'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.
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.
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,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.
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,
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.
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.
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Organizations and Dramatics
"How good to live and learn."
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.
"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
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
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
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-
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
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-
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.
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
.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-
est because the program is ".Xs You
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.
-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.
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-
gles of Africa, some most exciting tales
related by the boys from Jack London.
john Tainter Foote and Theodore Roose-
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
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
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
"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,
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.
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-
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
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
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.
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
The literary society is the best place
to correct your mistakes. Everyone is
alert and quick to notice mistakes. One
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:
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
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
Balance from last year ......... S 78.81
Receipts ............. .... 8 80.75
Paid for talent .... .... S 775.00
Expenses ............ . . Io1.78
Balance on hand ..... .... 8 2.78
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
Left to right, top-Lorene Owens, Mary Young. Lenore Early, Ivalu Kreachbaum, Helen McClureg
sitting, Frank Henney, Frank Rumble twmnerl, Dewey Byers.
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
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.
Receipts ...................... is 70.50
Prizes ...... .... S 2o.oo
Advertising .... . . 14.45
lncidentals. . . . . . 2.78
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 question is stated, Resolved: That
the commission form of government
should be adopted by the city of Yan
.-Xffirmative: lfrank Rumble, 'lTllCllll1l
Mohler, Dewey llyer. Xlternate-Sarah
Negative: llarold lreton, Gale Knit-
tle, Helen McClure, Mildred Hanby.
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
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
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
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
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
. . . , , .Alfred Kennedy
. . . .John llonnewitz
. . . . . l lelen Carey
. . . .l iertrnde jones
.' ..... Mary Young
. . . Nadine Bevington
. . . .Lenore Early
. . . llelen Gleason
. .Student Manager
The Contest of the Nations
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. S., are but voicing' the sentiments of
all the citizens of Van Wert in this ap-
preciation of our splendid County l,i-
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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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Among those who did the scrubs job
durin-f the season and out of whom in
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
Basket Ball Review
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
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-
Total points 327
Decatur. . .
Bluffton. . .
Bluffton. . .
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
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
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.
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
Champion Girls' Basket Ball Team
Sophomore Girls Team
Ton-Neeley, Webster tcoachl, Hines, Coates, Warren, Shaw, Todd
Sophomores, 323 Treat 'Em Rough. . . 2
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
off with everything. They won all the
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
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
The Scarlet and Grays first journeyed
to Convoy, and though we made twice
the number of hits Convoy did, we ac-
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
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
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-
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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-
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
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
A 25th-'LTTE ???? Teachers' nicnic. No
wonder the teachers were so happy all
26th-Assembly program given by
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-
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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
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
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
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
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,
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---?
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.
.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.
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Ist-Football gameg Lima South High
versus Van Wert: score 0-0. Mud knee
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-
6th-Nothing happened. Oh! yes.
Miss Odaifer to wedding.
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
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-
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
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.
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
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lst-First basket ball practice.
2nd-Fudge party second period a. m.
Martha llankannner, hostess. Cards
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.
Address-.Xustralia ........ Rev. lirown
Presentation of football letters ......
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
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.
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
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.
Music ........... Senior Girls' Sextette
Duet, violin and vocal .......... Leah
Roberts and Martha Hankhammer
Yalue of the High School Annual ....
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
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
23fCl-MOTC Exams! Four members
of the team go to Paulding, the rest get
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-
28th-We wonder why the "boiler
gang" no longer helps us pass the second
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
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
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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
Friday 13th-This sure was an un-
lucky day. lior instance, liurgoon tore
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-
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.
Vocal Duet.0lwyn and Gwendolyn Jones
A Survey ................ Roxie Bienz
The Flag ..... .... H elen Nichols
Mixed Quartette ............ ...... ....
..Clark, Jones, .luillorat and Webber'
VVashington as President. Frank Henney
Lincoln as Cavalier and Puritan .....
Piano Duet ...... . .......
. . .Edward Goeke and Martha Gribler
Washington ......... Alice Kreachbaum
Lincoln, His lndividuality ..........
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-
I if- if
N i,- - fella
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-
3rd-Scandal! Ungericht and Speith
actually seen with two ladies today. Lie
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-
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.
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.
Solo ...................... Prof. Carr
Address.. ...... .......... - -.Rev. Crabill
Annual sale closes, Purple and Green
I7I, Red and Yellow 171. Party to be
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. '
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
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
29th-School dismissed because of cy-
goth-School still dismissed.
31st-Mr. C. VV. Aldridge gives us a
lecture on efficiency or how to keep our
brains from getting rusty.
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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
, .,, .
picks cast for class play.
Address. ............. Rev. Turkington
Song .................... Mrs. Mishey
liaseball game with Convoy cancelled.
5th-VVash day. Even Greenewald
gets the spirit and washes behind his
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
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 ........
Thought for a Discouraged Farmer..
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
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
7th-Baselmall-Convoy vs. Yan NVert.
High School Debate.
I4th-Baseball-Decatur at Van XVert.
2Ist-liaseball-Hicksville vs. Van
lfVert. Examination for Seniors.
26th-Slllllllll' Reception. lligh School
27th-Commencement. More exami-
28th-Close of School.
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
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
Mclfarland: "I feel numb this morn-
Miss Evans: "Thatis nothing, you
are that way all the time."
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.
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"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,
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"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
"No," groaned the tramp, "you better
dig them, you planted them and you
know just where they are."
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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-
be we Tk
First Senior: "She said she'd like to
see any one try to kiss her."
- Second Senior: "VVell, did you call
:lc as as
Vancil: "XVhat,s the Knight of
Balyear: "VVhy, Saturday night, you
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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.
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There's a meter in music,
There's a meter in tone,
But the best of all meters
Is to meet her alone.
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In the Commercial Geog. Class.
Miss Linder: "Rudolph, what are
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
4. lf your room is cold get hot about
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
8. To avoid all trouble get in before
9. ln case the room leaks you will
find and umbrella in No. IO.
as if as
You won't get cold feet if you have a
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?
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Gotschall: "Then, you've been up in
llurgoonz "Oh, yes.'!
Gotschall: K'Airship or balloon ?"
Burgoon: 'KNeither, a Ford hit me."
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Miss Odaffer: "Russel, what is a
Hoverman: "A word you use when
you can't spell anotherf'
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Ask Gilliland what Lampe gave him
:sf is :uf
Miss Odaffer: 'fWhat is the knocking
at the end of the murder scene in Mac-
Lampe: "That was Duncan kicking
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Miss Evans speaking to her English
class: "Has anyone of you looked at
your appendix yet P"
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H ow to Figure Up You Chemistry
First take the number of experiments
you have completed.
Add the number of your locker key.
Divide by the number of beakers you
' Subtract your partner's age fapproxi-
Add on the number of times you were
Multiply by the size of your shoes.
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
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."
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Miss Odaffer: "What is an apostle of
Drury: "A teacherf,
Miss O.: HYes, a teacher ofthe beau-
Woten: "Hurray! then you are an
apostle of beauty, aren't you ?"
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Don't fret little professor,
Please don't cry,
You'll get your pay raised
Dy and by.
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Things WY? Miss This Yeafr.
Billy Osbornys lectures on the Ameri-
Chet Johnston's tips from Texas.
D. B. Clark's juvenile courts.
Miss Kohn's smiles.
Paul llarfel's beauty talks.
Prof. Daughterls ideal schools.
Chester Morgan's winning ways.
Miss Scheidt's smiling face.
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Mr. Karns: "just a few announce-
Homer W'oten: "I donit know."
Nick Vancil: "Fd like to --, etc."
Dick G.: "Golly dum."
Moser: "Gosh!!!!!, for the love of
Tack Mc.: "Don't get hardf'
Kennedy: "Come on, little Joseph."
Miss Odaffer: f'We will now have ab-
llonnewitz: "Give me a cigarettef,
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-
ik a: Pk
Miss Linder: "What is it that flies in
the air and has four legs ?"
Dysert: "Two ducks."
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If Miss Odatfer got in front of a C1 N.
engine would the cowcatcher?
As Luke McLuke says in the life of
Bryan: f'Where thereis a still there's a
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Miss McDonald being introduced to
"Haven't I seen you somewhere be-
Ungericht: "Oh, yes, l've been some-
where lots of times.
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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
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Miss Odafferg "Homer Woten, when
I gave you permission to speak I didn't
give you a season ticket.
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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.
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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!
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Don't pick a quarrel before it's ripe.
Think well of your school and your
school will think well of you.
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Mr. Karns: "What is your income,
Brandt CAbsentlyj: "Oh, about I2
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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-
Not that we are afraid, but is John
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
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-
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-
rx: 4: :K
llurgoon-Beechnut chewing tobacco.
Angevine-Pie ! ! ! ! ! l l
McFarland-Getting sick on cigars.
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jocko Obrien QGamblerj
Deacon Knittle fTaxi Kingj
Paul Doti Balyeat
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! ! ! ! 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
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
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
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Advcrtiserrtents in 1920.
The greatest discovery of the age.
Guaranteed to grow hair on wood. NON
BALDO HAIR TONIC.
This also makes a first class drink if
served cold and diluted. It is aged in
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.
falls Some Fellows Iflfallt.
Drury-Calling stations on a transat-
Steward-Chief carpenter in a toad-
Knittle-Artist for a newspaper for
Gottchall-Iceman in Greenland.
Balyeat-llutcher in a colony of vege-
Yancil-Mechanical inspector for ru-
ral mail boxes.
Bonnewitz - NVriting advertisements
for the Congressional Record.
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Talk about being patriotic, why Drury
once gave up everything he had for his
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
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"l see where they are having a terri-
ble Hood in Francef'
"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
K'Goodl I'll be around this
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"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"
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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
A magazine rack in study room.
Elevator to carry you to and from
Speaking tubes from one desk to an-
Drinking fountain at each desk.
llalcony around study hall.
Parrot to amuse playful freshmen.
A padded cell.
A first aid booth in study room.
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Where does the Dago when the night
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
Howland: "What does a sculptor do,
Peanuts: "W'y he sculptsf'
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llarr: "XVhen does the land need
llrandt: "VVhen it is wet.
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A B C of a Senior.
.XM.Xrrived at school.
Lf Could hardly stand it in school.
l'-Failed first six weeks.
l G-Got caught skipping.
H-Hard lessons Cxlx-lj Cmy feel-
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.
O-On probation again.
P-Please don't ask why!
O-Quit chewing gum fbad habitj.
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
VV-W'orked hard last nite pulling 21,5
X--Xercised voice on ball game.
Y-You know the rest.
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
All our cars are up-to-date and in First
class condition. Cl4Il'Cfll1 Uriw1's Asswcd.
lfor any reference needed ask the foot-
Driving in crowded cities our specialty.
CSgdD DEACON KNTTTLE.
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Ideal Senior Boy.
Face Like Kennedy.
Bluff-Like llonnewitz. '
Ask Moser what he asked the cop at
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"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.
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lf the anti-everything league keeps on.
about 1923 we will spend an enjoyable
Thanksgiving afternoon watching Ohio
State and Michigan have their annual
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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
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
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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
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
2. Stand on tiptoe. close the eyes.
turn around three times and with the
eyes still closed place the hand on a bot-
3. Count up three bottles, across
three and down three. Then try I3 and
17. This is a very good method which
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
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
.The above methods are the cream of
many -years' hunt. I respectfully dedi-
cate them to the Public.
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.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.
llecause the Annuals gone to press!
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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!
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You Are Always Welcome
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Broken Yw need Grind
Lens All Forms
Duplicated you of Lenses, '
the Same Sed glasses KRYPTOKS
Day W7 Included
1 1 1 W. Main Street Van Wert, Ohio
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THE CORNER DRUG STORE
Meet Your Friends Here and Make This Your Home Store
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
Four Chairs No Waiting
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
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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,
Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry, Silverware
of a Store Established in Van Wert in 1865
C. R. McCONAHAY
Opposite Court House
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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
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THE MODEL STEAM BAKERY
R. S. MANLEY, Proprietor
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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
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
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Recruiting Oilicer: You're a healthy looking fellow: why don't you
Civilian: XYhat! with this war going on?
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Mr. Bowland: The nrst man was found in India.
Balyeat: Vtiho found him?
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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.
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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
The Best of Everything in Lumber
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THE VAN WERT NATICNAL BANK
VAN WERT OHIO
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Let Us Have Your Order for
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
H. H. HOLBROOK, Dentist
McKim Block Phone I773-2309
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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.
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Mr. Karns on Tuesday morning, "I just want to remind you people
that tomorrow is Wednesday--1"
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Dysert: Burgoon is always complaining about his feet being asleep.
Dick: That's funnyg he certainly wears loud enough socks.
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Fresh, Salt and Smoked Meats
A Satisfied Customer Is Our Best Advertisement
VAN WERT, OHIO
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There Can Be Nothing Better Than
STYLE AND QUALITY
is the Key Which Opens the Door of Real Values for
the Patrons of
Wye Egunnefrliiz Glu.
A NEW KIND OF LESSON FOR YOU
The Purchase of Better Quality Furniture Is
Really the Finest Kind of Economy
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
BALYEAT FURNITURE COMPANY
- VAN WERT, OHIO
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Auto Tops Made and Repaired
Awnings, Tents and Canvas Goods
Moser: I hear that Miss Linder is interested in forestry?
Ungerichtz Yes, l understand she always pines to look spruce.
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Fresh: I am trying to get ahead.
Miss livans: You certainly need one.
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The road to Kennedys leads hut to the grave.
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Barr: Your answer is about as clear as mud.
Ken Stewart: XVell, that covers the ground, rloesn't it?
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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.
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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
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ELECTRICAL HOUSEHOLD LABOR
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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
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Every article in this men's
and Boys' store is the very
Our qualities are the best,
and we have but one idea.
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The Van Wert Overall Mfg. Co.
Brownies, Boys' and Men's Overalls and Shirts '
VAN WERT, OHIO
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Fresh, Smoked and Salt Meats
Pure Made Sausage
Phone 1139 302 East Main Street
DIAS Y5 NORRIS COAL CO.
Coal and Building Material
517 Leeson Avenue Phone 2338
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THRIFT is the care and prudence in the management of
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
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T. E. CROOKS C. L. CROOKS
Shelf and Heavy Hardware
Paints, Oils, Vamishes, Brushes, Stoves, Tinware, Sash, Doors
Corner Main and Washington Streets
Phone 1022 Van Wert, Ohio
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DAYTON HARD, Dealer
Van Wert, Ohio
Phone 1 367
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?
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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.
For All Makes and Sizes, Both Pneumatic and Solid Tires.
YAHN-FORD SALES AND SERVICE
226 South Washington Street
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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
WILSON 8 GIROD
Hardware, Nails, Glass, Paints, Oils
Sash, Doors, Belting, Etc., Etc.
114 East Main Street Van Wert, Ohio
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The Old Reliable Drug Store
Service Is King
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BUNS, ROLLS, CAKES AND PIES
Party Orders a Specialty
PHONE 1503 Opp. Y. M. C. A.
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FOR QUALITY GOODS
1 CROSBY GROCERY
i Corner Main and Shannon I
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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
DO THE OLD GRADES KNOW?
Just ask them if they remember our Chocolate Sodas.
You bet they do, and we are making them even
Where E uerybody Meets
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COAL AND BUILDERS' SUPPLIES
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THE BALYEAT COAL AND BUILDERS SUPPLY CO.
S. Shannon St. Phone 1191
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AMERICAN 'ELECTRIC SHOE SHOP
Expert Shoe Repairing of All Kinds
East Main Street B. Levin, Proprietor
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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
Standard of the World
THERE'S A SATISFIED USER NEAR YOU
E. P. Sheeran, Dealer
145 East Main Street Van Wert, Ohio
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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
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A PLEASANT EXPRESSION AND WE
WILL DO THE REST FOR A GOOD
SPLENDID LINE OF MOULDINGS FOR
HOFFMAN ART STUDIO
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QUALITY AND SERVICE WHEN YOU
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
If It's Good We Show It - If We Show It It's Good
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PERRY DRY CLEANING WORKS
Cleaning and Pressing
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"NOTHING TOO GOOD FOR VAN WERT"
THE STRAND --- THE PRINCESS
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THE IRETON BROS. CO.
Hay - Coal - Grain
PRICES AND SERVICE IS OUR MOTTO
Your Patronage Solicited
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Van Wert, Ohio
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
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
SOLE of the adult population leave no estate ,at
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
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
Total Resources SI,720,000.00
lllember of the Federal Reserve Bank of the
XVe pay 4? interest on time deposits.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
VAN WERT, OHIO
GEO H MARSH, President F. L. WEBSTER Cashier
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Opposite Court House
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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
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WHCLESALE AND,RETAIL ICE CREAM
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THE BEST OF CHOCOLATES, CANDY, SOFT
DRINKS AND ICES
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Phone 2437 134 Lincoln Way East
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Shoes With but a Single Thought---Comfort
LEESON'S SHOE HOUSE
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For Good Things to Eat
Home of Ferndell Brand Pure
1 1 3 S. WASHINGTON STREET
VAN WERT CLOTHING COMPANY
The Store That Shows the New Things First
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With the Smartest of Wearing Apparel
Nothing "Cut and Dried" About Them-They're Lively
VAN WERT CLOTHING COMPANY
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H. L. Si dle, Secretary
I9 West Main Street Van Wert,
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W'e Examine the Eyes, Prescribe the
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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-
VAN WERT, OHIO
D. S. TETERS, D.D.S. M. FORWALTER, D.D.S.
121 WEST MAIN STREET
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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
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3 147 E. Main St. Van Wert, Ohio
.THE SLAGLE LUMBER COMPANY
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"The Yard With the Stock"
GUY L. CARPER, Local Manager
Home Telephone 1 1 IQ N. Shannon St., Van Wert, Ohio
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WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
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FLOUR A SPECIALTY
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Purina Feeds. We Have Everything You Want
CALL US - PHONE 1 720
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BROWN'S ICE CREAM
The Kind You Have Been
Corner Washington and Crawford Sts., Van Wert, Ohio
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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
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At Your Seruice---
The Agler Studio
CANNERS HAVE NOTHING TO
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It may be doubted that one person in a dozen knows that
sterilization is the sole preserving agent in canned foods. Mil-
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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
THE STGOPS PACKIN G CO.
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Patronize Home Industries by Growing Their Products and
Using Van Wert Can Goods
THE STOOPS PACKING COMPANY
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Harold D.: No, I was afraid it wou1dn't stand the strain.
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I-loverman: The Greeks ran out of Greece.
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Bob: Oh, I see. Missing again as usual.
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Foreword . .
Dedication . .
High School Building .
Faculty . .
Interiors . ,.
Seniors . .
Your High School
Class History, '20
Class of 1920
Lest We Forget
Eighth Grade .
Vanity Fair . .
Organizations and Dramatics
Brumback Library .
Wearers of the "V"
Calendar ' .
Looking Backward .
Much Ado About Nothing
Advertisements and Jokes .
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