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

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HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING WHERE THE WORK WAS DONE e ication We dedicate this, the fourth 'Z'0iH7'l'l6' of the Excalibztr, to MISS GRACE HALL whose izezfer tiring and ceaseless effarts have cmitifibuted to our education, and whose patience and sytmpatlietic guidance have won for her om' admiration and highest esteem. THE FACULTY W AT QA!-I5 6 HIQ1 I -Us , GAl.'E .gif-ni ' 'X 6 f -UQ' ..Lmm"" l ' ' ' ' 'El .unmllt l 1" GA!-I5 . p -1 6 ,Ill fm, -LIQQ. L U Superintendent Principal - Ruth Tozzer Gladys M. Riggs Mildred F. Henry Rea Voke Janet Chryst Eleanor Allison John W. Smith 7 euzulhg FIRS T PLATE Urrin Rowland Beulah E. Humphrey SECOND PLATE James H. Jones Alma Dukes 10 H. L. SULLIVAN ALfc:L'sTL's KARNS Paul Ungericht john R. Barr VVilbur C. Cotner Mrs. John VV. Smith Abbie Collins Grace Hall H, B. Spieth ENIORSN X XM 7LC3Psl-IQLJ .IH '1.. , -. .e Editorial readers of this book perhaps have wondered just why such yt a book is published and what might be its purpose, since it is clearly understood not to be a financial enterprise. The original ,fit purpose of this book is to perpetuate school activities and por- ilifj Q51 tray school life. Many events take place during the school year which, if not recorded, soon pass out of the memory to give way to the ever-increasing experiences of our later life. By means of this book these events are recorded both in words and pictures which bring back memories of activities we have participated in, or which we have had the pleasure of seeing or hearing, either as individuals or as a class. After graduating and advancing in the larger school of life, we often wish to retrace our advancement, to recall the things which once afforded us pleasure. Through this book our past school life lies before us in such a manner that we can never forget. The most important and the most joyous days of our lives are seen again as if reflected in a mirror of the past. The Excalibur is published by the Senior Class, but this by no means excludes the other classes, the seniors act merely as reporters who record the material which isnafforded by the activities in which the entire high school takes part. All the classesiare represented in all their activities. Without their support it would be impossible to cherish the hope of publishing a book to portray class and high school events. The expenses of publishing this annual are balanced by its sales, and the advertisements so readily taken by the business concerns, to show their willingness to approve and support school enterprises. Then you may ask the question why the Senior Class takes on this seem- ingly unnecessary work, if it in return brings no direct benefits. This may easily be answered, for in compiling and publishing this book the experience gained in both a literary and business way proves to be a valuable asset, while the book itself stands as a lasting memorial to the class. 12 ,LGAI-IQLI f ad gl ilu' - f U f ii.. lull - E Memories of the Seniors ,. v K .h T is a day to be remembered, when the Class of Twenty-two mf- , s'.- , , 5:24 made their a eara th V , ,I pp nce in e an Wert High School as a X l supreme effort for knowledge. They were dressed in their Sunday clothes, and shyly making their way toward the As- X I . ssl sembly room. After the perilous and difficult task of arranging schedules was performed, without further delay, the daily rout- ine of school life was taken up. it was at that time that the serious problem of organization confronted the brave pilgrims, and they called a meeting to elect the class officers. The leadership of the class was entrusted to Everett Speelman, with Marie Rucklos as assistant, Gaylord Leslie was allowed to take care of our money and Anna McClure to keep books. We enjoyed two class parties. These were very successful and gave many promises of the good times to be enjoyed in the future. It was after a profitable and happy vacation that we took up our pursuit once more to be more learned citizens. We now assumed a new position, in the style of that time, to show our rank as Sophomores, farther to the West in the Assembly Room. Once more we were ready to elect our officers, who were: President, Fred Rankg Vice-President, Marie Rucklosg Treasurer, Gaylord Leslie, and Secretary, Violetta Todd. We owe much to these classmates, for they did much to make progress during the year which they held office. VVe were well represented in athletics that year, giving a few members to all the high school teams. It was then that our basketball team of girls won the championship for i'nterclass games. They were very successful that year and as a reward had their picture in the Excalibur. They have been able to retain this reputation as the winning team for the girls. A greater number of social events were allowed us this year, and we happily took advantage of all. We gladly paid the sum which was necessary to attend our parties, became better acquainted, and always had a good time. Once more we started our year of toil and pleasure, after a glorious summer. We felt much wiser now, and thought we justly deserved the dignified name of Juniors. It was not so difficult to find our way about, as it had been in previous years, and we began to enjoy the famous Homer, as he posed before us. We resumed our studies with a very earnest desire to learn. As soon as possible we chose ofiicers. Paul Jones was unanimously elected president with Mildred Richards as a very worthy assistant. To show our appre- 13 7L5Al-ISL, ciation we honored Gaylord Leslie with the title of treasurer, and made Corinne Springer, who was very faithful, secretary. lt was with the utmost loyalty and devotion that they gave their time to the needs of the class. In the course of the year, a noteworthy event took place. To the astonish- ment of the citizens, a genuine class fight took place at the corner of VVashington and Main. VVishing we had not done it, when unpleasant results followed, we determined to stop them for the year. VVe decided on new class colors, which went more beautifully with the "blue and whiteu of the Seniors, and the "lavender and white" was adopted as the choice of the majority. With these colors the decorations were carefully made for the Junior Reception. This proved a glorious event, and was said to be the most beautiful in years. This event closed another year of marked success. Many have the feeling that "thirteen" is unlucky. lt proved the day to begin our Senior year. Chl but that was a day which was very lucky for us, for it started the happiest year of our lives. Paul jones retained his executive chair, keeping Mildred Richards for his assistant. A very worthy secretary, namely, Margaret Neel, was chosen, and Gaylord Leslie resumed his duties as treasurer. Another noted event was our Penny Fair, which proved to be of interest to all. The Oratorical Contest was given, being of benefit to all. Our social eve'nts were more numerous now than ever before. A picnic started the year, with the Farewell Party last. The Prom was a wonderful affair, and we feel very grateful to the juniors. Commencement was the solemn occasion which we thought of very seriously, and we began to dread the parting from our classmates. And, as we look back over our high school days, we realize that we are closing the most beautiful and sacred chapter in our lives and we begin the new era with pleasant and happy memories of school life. lVl,xRcsARnT BLACK. . il in f W . xx N' , al. W ,,,,,,,, . Y 'tx ' gn 42"' L 14 7cC3Al-.IQ R PAUL E. JONES Hfouevf' To climb a tack! President f2Il, C225 joke Editor-Excalibur The Arrival of Kitty Basketball 1203, Capt. C225 Football i225 Driving cars! Vice-President f2I D, f22l Personals The Arrival of Kitty Y-Hi TNTARGARET N EEL "Marg" Eating candy! Secretary f22b Literary Editor-Excalibur The Arrival of Kitty Chorus Y-Hi GAYLORD E. LESLIE "King:' Dating with Jerry! Treasurer fIQl, Czoj, f2ID, C22j Editor-in-chief-Excalibur Student Manager-The Arrival of Kitty Hi-Y-Treasurer 15 Chorus Hi-Y BTILDRED B. RICHARDS "Peggy" QALI3 674 1, A JJ, ,L-yt IE" . Will ' GRACE KNOWLTON "Gracie" Traveling! T ewritinff Committee-Excalibur YP, , Y-H1 FRED RANK "Doc" Writing jingles! Calendar Committee-Excalibur Hi-Y President C205 The Arrival of Kitty TWYRTLE PRUDEN "Micks' Nobody knows! Personal Committee-Excalibur Chorus Y-Hi EUGENE AGLER "Peanut' Street cleaning! Basketball C21 j , f22l Hi-Y 16 .v GA!-I5 lu UQ, W ?fQi"-1':'nTi- I' - Nz.. -. BEATRICE KEAR Bookkeeping! Chorus FRED PALMER Parliamentary Law! Chorus Hi-Y Oratorical Orchestra The Arrival of Kitty RUTH R1ciz.xRDs Driving the Hivver! Chorus CLIFFORD PAINTER Heing late to class! Athletic Editor-Excalibur Football 5215, fzzl Basketball QZIJ, f22D Baseball f2ID, Czzj Hi-Y 17 rr UBJ Smiles' "RnsIus' "Pete" r I T INN. , y ,. e' e f C1 A I- I 5 UQ 1 1:-5 " E ESTIIER l'!IEN Shaking the furnace! Y-Hi ENOCH You "Yoo-H00 Camping! NIIRIAM STITZ ".S'fit:y To kid 'em along! Chorus Y-Hi FORREST L. MCGUR14 "Mac To be a second David Warwick! Business Manager-Excalibur Hi-Y-President Qzzj Football Q22j Oratorical Chorus The Arrival of Kitty 18 "Eftcr' 7L5Al.l3L! 6 W, N Q' M H! ' CLARICE COUTS "Co0tz'e' Swimming ! Y-Hi MARY HINES "Teri Sports! Basketball Clob, C2o3, f213, C223 IIELEN SELLS "Teddy Oh, for the art to be a seamstress! Y-Hi 19 v '- AUGUSTA ETTS "Gussie'! Spending week-end in Union Town- ship! Chorus 7L5ALl3L! Playing football ! Football C 22 J Hi-Y GWENDOI.YN JONES "Gwen Hiking! Music Editor-Excalibur Y-Hi The Arrival of Kitty ERN1is'r BAXTER "Baxter Sleep and more sleep! Hi-Y 20 H ELEN VVEAVER "Canary Auto riding! Chorus Y-Hi PAUL CONLEY "Conley" J QALIQ .li ll it r ai A i1AZEL WARREN "War11ie Going to the movies! Basketball Qigl, 4205, f2Il, C227 CHARLES JONES "CI1a1'1ie Entertaining Abraham ! Athletic Erlitorilfxcalibur Baseball f2Ij, Captain C223 Basketball C215 Football 1213, f22l The Arrival of Kitty Chorus Hi-Y M ARGlxR1z'r RL,xcK "Peg Tennis! Calendar Oratorical Typewriting Committeehhlxcalibur Chorus Y-Hi M.-xr.nwvN ROBERTS "Shorty Playing baseball! Chorus HiJY 21 J u .v 1 745Al-ISL, - 5 E Y I", W - ""'. W". , nm... lull .. ."f ELIZABETH PRICE "Lizzy Typist! Chorus JOSEPH GI.EtASON "foe Antiques and women ! Treasurer--Excalibur Hi-Y MARIE RUCKLOS Eating, sleeping ! Chorus DWIGHT THOMAS Making a home run! Chorus Baseball f2ID Hi-Y 22 lrR1lCk, "T0m' 7cGALl5L, ' , Q! .H -.ff 1... ,.. T 14 ..- mn 1' I - it gpm. 2 gm 'I p , nu nun! -mf -.1 HELEN H1iSTER "Ted' Drawing cartoons of Seniors and Faculty! Art Editor-Excalibur Y-Hi E. ELMER BROVVN ".F1fecleles' Singing! Hi-Y Chorus Oratorical HARRIbZ'1' RocsuiQNKEMPER "Harry" Cooking! ' Chorus Y-Hi MORGAN PENN "Brill" Boxing to get strong! Personal Committee-Excalibur Hi-Y Orchestra 23 GA!-I3 -el all 'Q' l LUCILLE IZ urns Dieting ! RAY ROLLIQR Athletics l Football f22l IQATHRYN Sxwvlzk Talking ! PAUL RON NEWITZ Taking pictures l Photographe1'-Fxcalibur Hi-Y 24 "L ucy"' "Rollei" "Kat' "Van +0 A " ' 'S LJ F . e , Q mm., Iillml N " . Eli lin lYTX!1l'IDQ 29111 1505 iw .. - ' A KA'rH15R1NE RIVRPHY "Kaly' Chasing the geese! RUSH VVIQLCII "Bo1'Is' Striving for A's! Joke Editor-Excalibur Hi-Y GERALDINIS BLACK "Jc1'1'y' Typing in my sleep! Typewriting Committee-Excalibur Chorus Y-Hi GAYLORD RICHEY "Gail Making up studies! Chorus Hi-Y 25 QALIS 'E-J 'lu -UQ A 'lm ' ESTA BRI'l'TS,X N Fishing ! Star gazing! SABINA IWOIIR Studying ! i JOHN GRAVEN Radio ! Stage Manag 1 26 FRANK SCIIUON HS!!-Ml, "Sz'byl" "C111'ly', er-The Arrival of Kitty 7 OVER "Sc1zo0n 31" -w ter , O A Sf' r f e I l 1 , KATHLEEN THOMPSON "Kate Making speeches! Calendar-Excalibur The Arrival of Kitty Y-Hi i Bidding in spades l Y-Hi 27 CoR.xL1l2 SHAW "Oh, Pslzafv' Shooting baskets! A Chorus Y-Hi Basketball CIQU. f2Ol, KQID, f22J CECILE Kooouz "Happy" Talking! Chorus MARGXXRET SPAYD "Queenie" 7LGAl-ISU ,- t THELMA GREENWALD "Punch" Short story writing! CORINNE SPRINGER Curling iron! Secretary C215 Personal Committee-Tixcalibur Y-Hi VED.,X SHEELY HF. A. P. Writing letters to Austin! Chorus BERNICE FLECK "Bea Gymnastics ! Typewriting Committee-Excalibur Y-Hi 28 "Pc'te" GA!-I3 5 il fnlni -U VIoI.ET'rA TODD " V-1' Guarding the forward! Basketball QIQD, fzoj, f2Ij, f22J Typewriting Committee-Excalibur CJLWEN JONES "Pond Playing and Singing ! Chorus Er.mNoR EVANS Eating ! Assistant Editor-Excalibur Y-Hi-President Oratorical iWARGARETTA MEREDITH "Gretta Driving a black horse! Chorus 29 1 r 1 7cC3Al-IQLJ 1 WILMA WIQST Reading! Y-Hi Chorus NIILDRED Dvsr M .fx N Walking ! IWABEL S'ri2TLER Studying! CLARA KISSEL Physical directing! Dramatic Editor-Excalibur Y-Hi 30 "Smokie" Hllusty' "Stet' "Claire, A L. I gif " L, L-li-f N R W R Q-L, 'L 1 wiew- For E on- mi.. L 'if jlllllm HELIEN HANSON "HuIly" Skating! ' Y-Hi EDNA TESTER "Cupid" Dating with Peck! Y+Hi OLIVE STEWART "Szmny" Fording! MARVEI, RITTENHOUSE "Petunia" Cooking! Chorus Y-Hi 31 I . l il 9: i l GA!-I5 EE , f. 6, 2. ,,n nth -, in. I I . It Ir." 2 Zu ' .am .-g -. I I . , -I a. in mul -m-sua The Last Will and Testament Vg 'ICQ E, the class of 1922 of Van Wert High School, do hereby make our last 1 VVill and Testament: and 'being in as sound a condition as our heredity and environment have permitted us, we do revoke all other wills perpe- trated by us, and do solemnly declare these bequests and legacies to those whom they may concern, together with the hope that if they will, they may remember, and if they will, forget. FIRST: To the Board of Education, we do bequeath: ITEM: Our best wishes for the future. ITEM: Our consideration for the grass. ITEM: Our appreciation of the above name in acting as a Court of Justice in cases of law-breaking in the High School. ITEM: The recommendation that elevators be installed in the next high school building they erect. SECOND: To the Faculty: ITEM: Thanks for: 1. Our education. 2. Their faithful adherence to the High School work regardless of light, heat and water service. THIRD: To the Juniors, we do bequeath: ITEM: The right 1. To guide the wandering Freshmen. 2. To be inspired by the bust of Shakespeare. ITEMS We sorrowfully grant the right to become Seniors and hope they may have good luck and happiness in their last year. FOURTH: To the Sophomores, we do bequeath: ITEM: A 'never ceasing supply of whitewash for painting ,245 on each sidewalk in the city. ITEMS The promise of a commencement in Leap Year. FIFTH: To the Freshmen, we do bequeath: ITEM: The chance to become high and mighty Seniors. ITEM: An abundance of green window plants and foliage to make the little ones feel at home. SIXTH: To the Student Body which endures throughout all generations: ITEMS The privilege of martyring themselves to the faculty. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, We set our hand and seal this year of nineteen hundred and twenty-two. THE SENIOR CLASS CSEALU Witnesses: Excalibm' Staff. an 6745ALl5 fi E E 745Al-IQL, 1 ' Q Q , l.l.:y f Y 6 w V Ill lllll -5 . i Qi Z . E i L. 2 , Km... lllllll 1:1354 The H induis Decree " .Y-W1 VVO girls of the Class of '22 had such an overwhelming desire to know Col 7 I the future of their beloved classmates that they took a mysterious trip Nm X U to consult the Hindu Crystal Gazer Omer Wanclii Passing through a white cloud, as it were, he led them to the Enchanted Land. where they longed to stay, but he explained that to see the future they must actually taste of the witch's brew. So they crossed the silvery river to what he called"'Lonesome Land", where an ugly witch was stirring the brew of prophecy. She gave them a sip and instantly they saw, through crimson clouds, a scroll unfold and a hand writing what they here record. "From out of your shining class shall be born to fame, one, Eugene Agler. i-le shall be director of the "Syncopating Simpsu, a world renowned orchestra, of Richey. There shall be among you, one Ernest Baxter, a brilliant young man, who shall write his name in letters of red, and be the most famous criminal lawyer of Ohio City. It shall come to pass that Margaret Black, a maiden of your class, shall be named physical director of the Y. W. C. A. of Scott, and the Fates have so ordered that her classmate, Frank Schoonover, shall wed the fair Margaret, and conduct a curio studio in the same city. Her aunt, Geraldine Black, shall be society editor and cartoonist for the Van VVert Daily Bulletin. You ask of Enoch Yoh? He shall sojourn in the land of Australia. where with his classmate. Esta Brittsan, whom he shall bind to himself in the holy bonds of marrimonv, conduct an ostrich farm, and become fabulously rich. ln your midst is one Elmer Brown, and to him shall come the glory of fame. for he shall star in vaudeville. lt shall come to pass that Horace Paul Bonnewitz shall be destined to supplant D. E. Agler as the city photographer. His masterpiece, "Delilah", shall hang on the walls of fame. One fair classmate, Elizabeth Price, shall be destined by the eternal fates to pose for this born artist. I To another Paul. from the House of Conley, shall come a unique vet lucra- tive attainment. for he shall be attending physician for all crippled and disjointed football players. paid bv the government. Clarice Couts shall, from out of the abundant charity of her heart. erect a home for superannuated umbrella menders and book agents, located on the old cemetery site. One Mildred Dustman shall assist her in this commendable proiect. ln Augusta Etts we see visions of a great reformer. She shall carrv the banner, "Down with Home-Brew", and effect a wonderful cleaning out of our neighbors' cellars. lt shall come to pass that Harriet Roggenkemper shall wed Pav Roller. who shall he a Congressional celebrity. Together they shall stumo the countrv ex- posing the Autocracy of Van Wert, in other words, the Van VVert Gas Company. 34 7L5Al-ISL! 1 -at V 'Ya A Z ..A"""' C I" ' - t r- To Bernice Fleck shall come the temptation of the alluring dance, a'nd she shall be one of the famous ballet dancers of the time. It shall come to pass that joseph Gleason shall open a spacious, oriental beauty parlor, showing soft and shimmering lingerie. His models shall include lielen Hanson, Marie Rucklos, Olive Stewart, N eda Sheely and other Winsome lasses. VV e see in Thelma Greenwald the star of the Theatre, for she shall supplant in fame the wonderful Gloria Swanson. Mary Hines shall become famous as the director for charity minstrels. Of Mildred Richards We here record that she shall, after trying through the stupid books of college, come back again, and wed her old love and classmate, Charles jones. They shall conduct a secondhand store at Cavette, their specialty being complete outfits for newly married couples. Beatrice Kear shall write a book of helpful poems, 'flfirst Aid to the Love- sick", which she shall in mercy dedicate to her suffering classmate, Fred Rank. Of Gwendolyn jones, whose voice is sweet, it shall come to pass that she shall sing through hill and dell the praise of one whose face and form to her is majesty, one Glen Angevine. . For Paul jones, the class idol, the fates decree fame, in a stirring book, "How to Be Popular with the Girls". To one Clara Kissel, noted for gracefulness, it shall be granted to dance for the nobility. Yea, a modern Salome. Grace Knowlton a psychic medium shall be, often into trances slipping, bringing messages from the departed. Cecile Koogle shall succeed Mrs. Smith as the teacher of economics. And 'now, there is one in your class who shall be a great evangelist and re- former--Gaylord Leslie, none so great as he since the advent of Billy Sunday. He shall be a savior to poor, frivolous girls addicted to rouge a'nd lipstick and all things earthly. Eleanor Evans shall be his able assistant. To Margaretta Meredith shall great distinction fall, for she shall be pianist for the Palace, a motion picture show of Haviland. lt shall come to pass that Katharine Murphy, a stately maiden, shall be the queenly model of Gaylord Richey, a sculptor of Middlepoint. Sad to foretell, Forrest McGurk, a son taught to travel godly ways, shall diverge and wed one of the sirens of the opera. The stage shall lure Margaret Neel, and a second Maude Adams she shall gbe. And the-Oh, Fred Palmer! A treatise he shall prepare dealing with and being an authority on Parliamentary Law. Among the life-savers along the banks of the town creek shall be stationed one courageous Clifford Painter, liberally paid by the county. Morgan, descending from the house of Penn, beware, for because of thy irresistible charms, thou shalt be in constant peril, and some night "into thy tent shall creepy' a maiden sweet and bold, and carry thee away to lands afar. Une of you, John Graven, shall go out in the midst of heathen people as a missionary, accompanied by his helpmeet and help-eat, Myrtle Pruden. A dainty beauty parlor shall be conducted in the city of Convoy by Marvel Rittenhouse, and from thence a romance beautiful shall spring, for just across the street a young Dr. Maldwyn Roberts shall come into eminence. 35 GA!-I5 'egg-asf' s if .,,, ' jj 'gh Ruth Richards shall conduct "Beauty Chats" in the Paulding Examiner. A matrimonial bureau, that great panacea for the lonely, shall be conducted by Kathryn Sawyer and Dwight Thomas. To Helen Sells the powers shall send a minister of the gospel, and they two shall rescue the benighted youth of today. A weaver of thrilling mystery stories shall be Coralie Shaw, her wild imag- ination shall cause her to be ranked with Anna Katherine Green. Margaret Spayd and Miriam Stitz shall establish a home for the disappointed in love. They shall employ Mabel Stetler to bind up the broke'n hearts. Another jane Addams shall spring up among us in the person of Edna Tester, she with her devoted soul, shall' be a celebrated slum worker. A soul stirring speaker shall Kathleen Thompson be, and in burning words she shall denounce the "Easy Divorce Laws of American. A second Deborah. A trolley shall be seen running daily from the Y. W. C. A. to Gleason's Lingerie Parlors, operated by Rush Welch. Helen Weaver, his fair spouse, shall act as conductor. For Marie Voss, the fates decree a career as a bill poster. Her specialty shall be ads for Balyeat and Wassenberg. Une there shall be, Lucille Bullis, who shall design lovely creations in gowns. Her artistic eye shall portray matchless frocks in a New York Shoppe of Ele- gance. As her models we shall find Hazel Warren and Sabina Mohr, while her partner shall be an artist of no less renown than herself-Helen Hester. VVilma VVest, a kind-hearted girl, shall establish a home for homeless cats and dogs. V ioletta Todd shall become famous as an all American basketball forward. From the extraordinary brain of Esther Bien shall spring a great invention which has made her stupendously rich-a device by which moving pictures talk. Of Corinne Springer the hand fain would write, for we see her sitting in the gleaming, dreaming of the fickle lover of her youth. "Dip in the sea of oblivion and forget it." And now since the futures of all your classmates have been foretold, we hope you will be happy. So, here's a hand to you, and a health to you, and golden memory's wealth to you, for the old care-free days." - 86 e74GALT'BL"i- ' ,,, ' C I IN' "ln -"-"'r".. F ms ,fimb 'In "" u ,-"ML 0 'AW it 'ALS Q3 :ji M I E A X I J f X X X' ff 455 ffl' of .Q 23' 1 FX 1 V K-X 2 ,.,-- ,ft Kp? t ml f t Q33 ff x ,WW ' Q ow ' Ziff: A Cartoon Contest First Prize XX 2 E3 QA!-I5 :ff " i 6 74 Q., -E -LJ e A Liu. Z i :,. rl- E i- ' H. . 1 nllililii r li! ,. .. -.... The Excalibur Staff Editor-in-Chief ................................... ..... G aylord Leslie Assistant Editor-in-Chief ......................... . . .Eleanor Evans Business Manager ........ . . .Forrest McGurk Treasurer ........................... .... . Joseph Gleason Literary liditor ....,.................. ..... ll Clargaret Neel Editor of Drainatics and Organizations .... ............ C lara Kissel Art Editor .......................... .,................. H elen Hester joke Editors ........... ..... ........... 1 J aul jones, Rush VVelch Athletic Editors ................ ..... C lifford Painter, Charles jones Music Editor .................... ................ G wendolyn Jones Chairman of Personal Committee .... .............. M ildred Richards Chairman of Calendar Committee .............. .... K athleen Thompson Photographer ................................. ........ . Paul Bonnewitz COMMITTEES P1cRsoN,xL CALENDAR Fred Rank Corinne Springer Myrtle Pruden Morgan Penn Olwen Jones TYPEWRITING Margaret Black Dwight Thomas Edna Tester Geraldine Black CChairmanj Violetta Todd Mary Hines Margaret Black Grace Knowlton 38 UN DER-CLASSMEN , ' -97.-, 467 7 1 f y + 1 ff, 5 1, Qc? l AM . it ' i , - W i. 5 Y' ? EJ! Z 'V Mi-Q! Qlvi v ,, ' W J T ' 1 -ii w f: ,. 711 ' fn - ' lf' in . l'r','n ,. , ' L 4 -'.- 1 149's -. muswwg mv+1wmmrfx1wmmwwWMi9w , u M'1n nn ma-uxmmmgff mwmzrn fi" 5 ff, NW 1 Un W 1 un H1 WmHlllwllwwwwl1H+l1IW1WIIllll3Il'HIIM HW , , , , , I w:z fwnmm wanmuwrmusunne1mlnrnmmmmsWnw1ua, , ,1w4ammm1wnwm mmm ,fmuf-:ffmmm s FE if il , J 74GAl.lEL! 6 'Q : a , e,- ,.n ilu! -, 5, , 211 l Elizabeth Agler Klary llelen Ahr Glen Angevinc liarold liowers Dorris Baxter Edna liindenwald Alice Bonnewitz Marjory lirittson Lucille Busch Elva Chilcote Esther Chivington Mary Chryst Marie Coil John Cramer Dorthy Dasher Miles Deal Mildred Dilts Jaek Farman Fred Feber John Frieli Fern Fugate Neil Gamble Louise Giffin John Graven Thelma Green Junior Class Mary Greenewald Leo Hammon Grace llarding Robert llawkins Grace Hcnny Arthur liotfman Mary lioltry Olwen llughes Josephine lreton Dwight Jones Edgar Jones Gomer Jones Elizabeth Kline Glen Smith Nellie Kirkland Kathryn Kile Leonard Ladd Cora Leist VVanda Leiter VVilma Lewis Ruth Logan Vivian Long Marshall McCoy Marcille McDonald Ruth Michael Dortha Neely 40 lloward U'llrian Eva Parker Christina liayer Robert lincklos Dorthy Runnion Lucy Saddler Leroy Sampsell Dolph Shock Dale Smith Irene Smith Annabel Stassel Gertrude Steinhaeur Donnlfl Steward Ruth Showalter Myrl Terpening Pearl Terry Nerma Yneapher Rhea XVade Margaret Wallace Carlton XYalhorn Esther XYeaver Leo VVerts Lloyd XYilliams Harriet XYise Freda XYoodruff GA!-I5 ef .el Us , 'R y Illlllll H' - Junior Class History First Voyage: , REE IRST day out-fair sailing. The crew became acquainted and joined in QW praise of Captain Harold Bowers, lflrst Mate Grace Harting, Boatswam lg Phillip Siler and Second Mate Harriet Wise. To avert a mutiny on the high sea, the officers in connnand entertained the crew at several splendid parties. Steadily following our course due east by north, we reached our port called Sophomore and there rested and prepared for the second voyage. Only one thing happened to mar our trip--just before we reached port we all became seasick as a result of being vaccinated. Second Voyage : Same good old crew and clear sailing under Captain Robert Rucklos, First Mate Kathryn Kyle, lloatswain John Cramer and Second Mate Vivian Long. Orders came from Admiral Karns that in order to promote learning among the crew. literary societies should be formed. Under the auspices of these societies. the crew presented a play, "The Heavenly Twins" Cand werenlt they heavenly?il for the benefit of the entire navy. The crew became such good friends that it was necessary to give a number of very successful parties. After passing the dangerous shoals called "Examin- ations", on which the lighthouse "Knowledge" stands, we reached our port, Junior, and as a climax to a successful voyage, we took a trip inland to Celina. Then we disbanded to meet again soon. Third Voyage: Once more the crew gathered under Captain Robert Rucklos, First Mate Harriet Wise, Roatswain Leo Werts and Second Mate Mary Chryst. After sev- eral days, rough sailing, peace reigned. Our crew has produced two splendid basketball teams, boys and girls, and we are expecting great things from them. Although our voyage is only half over we are able to take a glance ahead which shows that the last half will be even more eventful than the first. On March sixth, the ship of '23 will present the first Junior Class Play. A little later. in honor of the ship of ,22, the Junior Prom will be held which we hope to make the most successful one of all. And then at last the port of our great desire will be reached, which you know as Senior. MARY CnRvs'r, '23. 41 745Al-ISL! 5 rm-:un i lg ' .Hill 2 -A , ' llllllm.. Illllllli To Fame GI-jf XGD T was one of those delightfully glorious May mornings that the sun rose fs- 13, languidly over the hilltops, shining in full measure on the little village of Stratford. Fruit trees bursting into untold loveliness and song-birds .3 C. twittering gave the world an outward appearance of joyousness. 3,313 jane Boyd, however, rose from a night of restless slumber and ' ' S' troubled dreams to meet another day of trials and tribulations. To gaze upon her, one would 'not guess that she was worried. Nature had endowed jane with both beauty and simplicity, her long, jet-black braids falling over her shoulders as she hastily dressed for breakfast. Her face was extremely fair, with deep, wistful brown eyes filled to overflowing with joy intermingled with sorrow, and beautiful pearly teeth showing between a pair of perfect lips. What was it, then, that troubled Jane Boyd this magnificent May morning-a morning when even Nature seemed screaming with joy and ecstasy? jane was just an ordinary, hard-working and extremely intelligent high school girl, well in line for a scholarship when she graduated in June. Yet, as she trudged on her way to school her brow was drawn and her countenance was far from happy. ' The reason for Jane's anxiety was the age-old question of money. Her parents were poor, and could not afford to give her the college training they felt she deserved and should have. Yet, only the evening before, her father had pro- posed to sign a mortgage to secure funds to enable her to finish her education. Now. a terrible battle was raging between her conscience and desire. Could she allow her parents to live in poverty and spend their days in worry that she might go to college? No. She would earn money to pay her own way to the state university. lt was this decision that prompted Jane Boyd, who graduated with honors from Stratford High, to spend the next four years working in the telephone office. it was hard: people sneered: her friends ceased to recognize her when she passed them on the street, and her tired little body longed for the good times life held for others. Nevertheless. she was persistent and when her nerve began to fail she would grit her teeth and say over and over these lines by a humble poet: The heights by great men reached and kept, Were not attained by sudden flight. But they while their companions slept Were toiling upward thru the night. However, after four seemingly endless years, jane could boast of enough money to go to college. She was glad now that she had earned her own money. It seemed so splendid to be able to educate oneself. So, on one bright day in September. when leaves were turning red and gold. and pumpkins looked yellow between the corn shocks in the fields. Jane Boyd boarded a train for the State University. Her spirits were high and there was a flush upon her cheeks. All she needed now, to fit herself for the literary career 42 , 745AL.l3L! -S if' 'Hi - Q9 1 - she had dreamed of, was to study and make every moment count while she was in college. College life was all she expected it to be, gay chums, delightful surroundings and teachers ever ready to help her. She did her part, studied and took exam- inations, always coming forward with the best average in her class. She not only made good grades, but took part in athletics, dramatics and musical enter- tainments. Indeed, so good was her literary work that she was made editor of the college newspaper. Four years soon rolled away and a quite different jane boarded a train for her home town. On arriving home she settled down to devote her time to writing short stories, never thinking whether or not there would be a market for them. She soon found that publishers were very critical and harsh, they could find no use for her works. So finally she decided to write one more story. lf it was not accepted she would put her pen and ink on the shelf and cease Writing. After the story was finished and sent to the publisher for his opinion, jane waited anxiously for a reply. She watched daily for the postman and her eyes would droop with disappointment when he brought her no letter. Finally, after several weeks, she decided to apply for her old position at the telephone oiiice. A day or so later she was notified that she might return at once. So, with a sorrowful heart and broken spirits, jane began to dress for work. As she left the house she was hailed by the jolly postman, who was just turning in at the gate, waving a letter in his hand. ' Jane went back into the house with the letter, and throwing it on the table remarked that it was probably another returned story. Her mother, however, looking on the brighter side of things, insisted that Jane open the letter, telling her it might bring good news, so to satisfy her motherls curiosity, she tore open the small envelope. She drew out a sheet of white creased paper, and as she unfolded it a narrow green slip of paper fell on the table. She did not wait to read the letter, but snatched up what later proved to be a check, her hands trem- bling with excitement. At last she had found a market for her works-seventy-five whole dollars for that short story. It seemed too good to be true. After the first wave of excitement was over, she read the letter and she found that her last story, "To Fame", had sounded exceptionally good to the publisher. Yes, and he would feel it a privilege to look over any other stories she had at her home. Jane Boyd is no longer seeking a publisher for her stories. She has reached the height of success and is now well on the road to fame. 43 6 j ,"s-J-1-l-1- Vi ,r , vac!!!-ISL! V 1 Q f R Chalmer Ahr Thane Albright lrvin Ashbaugh Gaylord Bell VVilbert Bell lforrest Bobbit Dan Calihan Luther Carlo Robert Conley Norman Conn Dan Couts Paul Denig Lawrence De Witt John Eckenstein Carl English Williaixi Evans Charles Erick Clifford Gamble Russel Gaddis ' Dale Goings Robert Gunn Philip Hammon Wilbiir Hartman Lloyd Herring Floyd llerring Sophomores Forrest Heftel Robert Hines Clyde Holtry john Jackson Oscar Jones Millard Koogle Lloyd Kreider Frank Lindsay Arthur Lybarger John Mitchell Clement Mohr Harold Morris Donald Moore Dale North Loren North Judson Owens Dean Pennell Richard Priddy Pearl Rader Leland Sharp Lloyd Sinn Carl Starkey Waldon Stewart Allen Ulam Kenneth Uncapher 44 Eugene Wilson Frederick Waller Diana Tindall Edna Bayles Eva Bayles Beatrice Bell Almeda Bennett Lillian Benson Bernice Blake Virginia Bien Ruth Bonnewitz Goldie Boham Geneva Boroff Cretora Brunk Anne Bucher Virginia Campbell Mary Coliman Marguerette Crabtree Geraldine Eikenberry Mary Fryer Charlotte Fugate Vera Gabriel Elizabeth George Lydia Goeke Erma Gunsett GAI-lg Velma Harmon Myrdith Hartzell Lenore Hoghe Pauline Hofman Marcia Ireton Clara johnson Lucille Johnson Norma Kundert Mabel Ladd Mabel Lampe Pearl Logan Vesta Maxton Gladys Meredith Mildred Mohr Margaret Morris WVillus Myers Regina Palmer Helen Rieke Wava Ringer Alice Rumble Mary Severns Mary Sheley Helen Spayd Miriam Springer Elizabeth Stutsman Beatrice Van Voorhis Margaret Weber Helen Wilson Kathleen Wise Lillian VVise Ruth Woten Ruth Steinmetz Sophomore Class- History WENTY-FOUR rah! Twenty-four rah. Rah, rah, twenty-four! "Yep that's us." The illustrious So homores enterin hi h school with a .1 xt . . . P . g g ?7 7? feeling of pride and superiority, as we realized that we had shed our fw Li, former Freshman "greenness". -fl'iEf'i-. Soon after the be innin of school we or anized with the following , 1. Hi 3 S g ' o cers: President-John Eckenstein. V ice-President-Virginia Campbell. Secretary-Ruth Bonnewitz. Treasurer-Oscar jones. Our membership exceeded one hundred. Our first party occurred in October, when we took advantage of the crisp, clear moonlight nights to have a hayrack party to Humphrey's woods, where we all ate of the -usual "weenies,', apples and toasted marshmallows. That party can best be described as jolly, for we surely had a jolly and carefree time. About that time the football season was in full swing and we began eagerly to watch and encourage our classmates who were on the team. Our four letter men in football were John Eckenstein, Arthur Lybarger, Robert Hines and Nor- man Conn. Are we proud of them? Indeed we are! In the latter part of November the girls decided to give a dinner for all of the Sophomore boys in honor of the football players in our class. Give it we did, with an evident degree of success. At least, so they say. Then came Christmas vacation and finally-exams. Visions of geometrical figures, Julius Caesar and other nonsensical CU bits of learning troubled our hitherto peaceful minds. We came out of the fray breathless but smiling. Now, there-I did forget our party of january sixth, held in the gym. It was a novel party, in that the entertainment was very different. We compared numbers and found our partners, after which a number of amusing prophecies were made concerning each couple. Lantern slides and card games formed a large part of the entertainment which preceded a luncheon, served cabaret style. Im- 45 5 A I- I 5 - b fe T! 1"' 'Nh if in i - """fl"' 2 2 H F:' I V i I. . i I-if llllln.. promptn dancing concluded the party, which in my opinion was the most enjoy- able of all our class parties. But enough for our parties, and back to athletics, where we find "Norm" Conn and "licky" defending our honor on the high school basketball team. For some reason our girls' team didn't materialize, so we were forced to rely on our many boys, who were out for practice to represent us in athletics. After all, it isn't all in our parties or athletics but it is the spirit of friendliness and loyalty which they create, isn't it, folks? It is upon our spirit that we pride ourselves and upon our efforts to make our class the peppiest class in high school. VIRGINIA ELLIOT CAMPBELL, '24. Radio Wins Out qv? GB MORRIS, red faced, perspiring and out of breath, dropped his lug- 'ki gage to the ground and looked at the station master. ,mf "VVhat! The train left an hour ago? Well, wouldn't that eat you l" 9 "Yes," said the man at the station. "You're a bit slow. Your friends are well on their way to Asynth by this time." -..W Morris was disappointed. He, the president of the Wakeful Radio Association, had forgotten the new train schedule and his fellow radio bugs had gone on their excursion to the mountains without him. "just my confounded luck,', sighed Morris as he turned to go. "I have it,' interrupted the station master. 'tThe pay train is due in forty minutes. Sheis running light, just a mail car and two boxcars. You can board her when she stops for water and catch your friends at Layton. They lay over there until evening." "Bully!" shouted Morris, his eyes sparkling with joy. "Say, but won't the gang be surprised when I drop into their midst ?" Perhaps it would be well to state that Bob Morris had been elected president of the Wakeful Radio Association because of his knowledge and intense interest in the wireless game. Not only had Morris conducted the club in a very credit- able manner, but he had also designed a rather unique and compact transmitter which he hoped to patent, with the view of installing a system of railroad wireless with the local branch. It was by this means that Morris was to raise funds to put him through col- lege. Twice he had interviewed the president of the railroad in an effort to gain his support, but twice the president had said, rather gruffly, "What need have we for such infernal contraptions ?" ' Morris, however, did not give up. He decided to give his portable trans- mitter a thorough series of tests while the club was camping in the mountains, and thus it was that he carried his brain-child to the depot, along with his camping outfit. The pay train arrived and Morris, stowed away in the car next to the mail coach, was soon speeding towards his comrades. As the rails clicked merrily under the car wheels, he settled himself comfortably and mused. He would spend his time, while in the mountains, experimenting with his transmitter. If he suc- 46 5Al-I5 - ef,,,. Q .,,I -U - - ceeded in covering reasonable distances with its signals he would seek financial backing for obtaining a patent. The train, which had been speeding steadily along, was slowing down. Mor- ris heard the screech of brakes suddenly applied. There wasn't a station within IO miles. Something must be wrong! Morris got to his feet, and rushed towards the door, but before he reached it there came a crashing shock, so violent, that he was hurled to the floor, where he lay stunned. VVhen he regained consciousness Morris got unsteadily to his feet, staggered to the half-open door of the car and gazed without. He was horrified at what he saw. The engine was ditched. Half buried in earth and debris it was hissing frightfully as the water from the boilers drenched the smouldering coals in the firebox. The tracks ahead were torn into pieces and so twisted were the rails that Morris guessed correctly that they had been dynamited. Only by the greatest of miracles had the mailcar and the boxcars remained on the tracks. Adding to his amazement, Morris saw a man of dusky hue in the act of poking a revolver into the ribs of the chalk-faced mail clerk. Another man of unfavorable appearance was tying the arms and legs of the clerk while a third stranger was stooping over the figures of the dead engineer and unconscious fireman. The brakeman was lying, bound and helpless, at the foot of the embankment. The mail clerk was thrown down the grade and landed in an uncomfortable position beside him. Morris understood, it was a holdup. The bandits had ditched the train and were about to loot the mail car of its 350,000 in gold and currency. Morris thought quickly. Like a flash an idea came to him. He had not been discovered, why not send an S.O.S. call from his portable transmitter? BAC, the wireless plant of the aerial mail station, was situated not far from the Beverly depot. Perhaps the operator would hear the signals of distress and notify the railroad officials. The portable transmitter was quickly unpacked. The collapsible loop antenna was erected, and in a twinkling Morris was pounding the key as he had never pounded it before. "BAC-BAC-BAC. SOS--SOS. Send a posse. Three bandits looting mail car just north of Langshire curve." Time after time the spark spit forth the call for help. Time after time Morris sent forth signals of distress. He had no receiver with which to listen for an answering call and many were his fears that his signals would not be heard. Through a crack in the side of the car where he could see and not be seen, Morris noticed that the desperadoes were tossing bags of mail down the embank- ment and from the noise they were making he concluded that they were indus- triously pillaging the mail coach. The safe containing the money had not been blown. No doubt the bandits were experiencing difficulty in opening it, but then there was plenty of time. In this desolate place, far removed from human habit- ation, the robbers could make a big haul and a clean getaway. Once more Morris stole back to his transmitter and again sent out the signal: for help. VVould anyone be listening: if so, would his transmitter send far enough to be of any real value? Would help come in time? Morris musedg suppose his efforts were of no avail-better to lie low than to fight against such heavy odds. 47 GA!-I5 Qm, as 674 L - A 0 ' sin.. , - g ,, P 7 ' 1' I -3 - ,I W jnn1arT111 -Y L " "' me ' ME B-Q-O-Ml C-R-A-S-'HH Morris jumped to his feet. The bandits had blown the safe. The 350,000 was in their possession. Morris glanced at his watch: the robbery had taken an hour to complete. He felt weak and helpless. IIe had done his best and had failed. But what was that? Morris listened. His eyes sparkled and a radiant smile spread over his face. He heard the pufling of au approaching locomotiveg the posse was drawing up. As Morris looked cautiously from the door of the car he saw an engine crowded with armed meng but the bandits had seen too. Loaded heavily with loot the robbers were stumbling down the embankment towards their horses which were picketed in an oak grove near by. Shots were exchanged, the bandits reply- ing as they ran. The rifles of the posse spoke with accuracy. The desperadoes fought a losing battle. The 350,000 was saved. Morris scrambled from the car as members of the rescue party ran towards the wreck. The mail clerk and the brakeman were released and the injured fire- man was receiving attention. The president of the line was speaking excitedly and as Morris approached unnoticed he heard him inquire, "Where in thunderation did that wireless signal come from ?', Morris caught the president by the arm. "Maybe I can-" "jumping rattlesnakeslv interrupted the president. "Can it be possible that you saved the day with that infernal contraption you tried to peddle off on me? Speak up, young man, let's have itf' Morris did not speak. I-Ie modestly related all that had occurred and added finally, "I not only saved your money, but I proved that my railroad wireless is a great success." - "Right you are, sonf' said the president, as he placed his hand on Morris's shoulder. "I'll back you with the money for the patents and I want the first dozen transmitters that are turned out. 'My railroad canlt operate without them." 48 , fkll W, 67LG1aKl..gELJ d " 1 'su Q - 4+ .lmuu ' ' -' -1"'m" 0 P- L I S - A Q 1 - , H sf 'I lloyt Barnes XYilliam Rlackburn lfranklin lllake Yictor Carpenter Iforrcst Cobb Robert Coulter Dale Dias Russell Dias Paul Doner llowarcl llraving liugene Drury Yernon lluckwall joe Dustman Howard Fck Carl Etts Leo Farnam Robert lioltz Clifford Greulach Dwight Hart Russell Herring Harolrl Hester Lue Hofman .lohn Hoghe Harold Hott Russell Huffine Lawrence Ireland Thomas Jones Freshmen Lynn Kennedy Merle Kigtrins Archie King Paul Koogle john Leeson Lester Leisl , XValter McCollum Francis Monahan Eirwyn Morgan Lester Morris Luther Ogg Virgil Pomeroy John Rriflfly Graydon Rank Clarence Riggin Dale Ross Paul Sells Carl Sherburn lfranly Siple Rernarcl Smith James Smith John Smith VVm. Lester Smith Leroy Sprav Dean Stitz Everett Swaney VVilliam Sivinforcl 50 Lester Thonmas Clarence Tin lall fiaylorcl 'Vossey Neil XVelcb Clayton XVenflell Eugene VVe:1 Robert VVilson Herbert VX'ise Lee XVise Burt Vtfyantlt Carl Werkman Ward Yeates Cahrol Yoh Harold Yoh Merle Yoh Winona Anderson Grethel Bair Freeda Beeler Lueile Brown Helen llurcaw Loraine Cole Maflelene Chilcote Ilo Colvin Ruth Conn Stella Crowe llernice Dewitt Marcella Dickinson Gel-'B ef Us .r --4 A 4 C -L r gin, ,h - V 2 , .Ja-TJ-v' A i - I. Evelyn El1'lf'K Violet Folmer Florence Gowans Frances Gribler Kathleen Hertel .-Xlma Hertel Yivian Humrickhonse Kathryn Hyman Cecil Ireland Mary Louise lreton Bronwen Jones Gladys Jenkins Mabel Martin Eunice Mosure Pauline Mathews Norma McDonald Lois McGowen Eva Myers Helen Nicholas Helen Nickel Mary Nickey Adabell Ogg Florence Qsborn Marcia Purmort Golda Rager Montez Rayer Cecil Rice Helen Rilling Thelma Sanders Fern Shaw Marcella Simms Evelyn Sinn VVinifred Spaulding Helen Steinmetz Grace Stetler Virginia Stewart Eleanor Uhl llo Vonwald Mary Weicliiei' Frances Thompson llo Warreii Bertha Wheller Bernice VVise Isabell VVise Chester Lytle Benjamin Murphy Verl Long Teddy Sims Ira Stemen Richard Arbaugh May Bender Harriet Jones 51 Marian Tester Rnbye Galloway ETGHTH A Leland Agler VVilliam .Becker Awana Deal John Di1di'ne Robert Fawcett Blannda Fouty Frances Green Vera Harbor Russell Matthews VValter McGee Helen Michaels Elmer Oechsle Leonard Oechsle Mary A. Prichard Robert Stickney Charles Sherman Albert Warren Robert Weisenlnorn Harsen Yeates Russel Hunt Alice Smith James Lourey QA!-I5 - , Ill' L' ,I Freshmen Class History iff! E were going to be Freshmen-what more could we want? In the Eighth 1 Grade that thought had gone through our minds, when we passed. Last summer we had anticipated the pleasure of coming to high school, but when the fateful morning of the first day of school arrived we felt de- cidedly small. VVith faltering footsteps we approached the Temple of Learning. Scared? VV-e-l-1, maybe we looked it, and felt itg but why admit it? We were sorely puzzled just where to put General Science so it wouldn't collide with Englishg and where was room 26 hiding, but our teachers soon helped us out and these difhcult matters were satisfactorily arranged, and gradually we became settled. Many of us had begun together in Junior High, but it was quite nice to form new acquaintances with the jones from 'Docia, and many others too. The next important question in our lnfantile Brains was how to elect class officers. but Mr. Karns came to our rescue and acted as "The Chair". Ruth Conn was elected president and a very worthy one she was. Victor Carpenter as vice- president. Secretary Carl Wertman and Harold Hester was elected to hold the great sum of cold cash. Naturally there must be a class party and, as it was near Hallowe'en, it was a masquerade. Everyone had an e'njoyable time, and we hope to have several more. Christmas vacation came, and we had a glorious time. This was balanced, however, by a terrible struggle through exams. Everyone recovered, however, and most of us arrived on our second semester work. Next, basketball teams were organized. On our boys' team were Russel Dias, Frank Siples, Leland Agler, Robert Fawcett and Ben Murphy. On the girls' team were Gladys jenkins, Mary Louise lreto'n, Vivian Hummerickhouse, Montez Rayer, Lorraine Cole and Helen Rilling. Several interclass games were played and the Freshmen were recognized as real athletes. Many other events led to the end of our Freshman year, and we all hope to successfully pass on to the Sophomore class. MARCIA E. PURMoRT. at ll 52 ..,- v40A"'B0 , ii?-- Q E. 55552: pl Ill - V mm. .. ,. 5 ...Q nf... mil -is ..-- lm Clippings From cz Dairy April 15: , W . INCH the kids elected me captain of the baseball team big things are Q going to appen. just got lome rom tie rst game ofthe season. WW '- h I ' 1 f 1 5 10 4 I? VVe won 9-3. Scrawny Jones wanted it to ram today and spoil the game, but it didnlt. He's jealous of us athletic fellows because he weighs about Q61 ISO pounds-most of it crosswise-and so he can't do anything for the g QQ teams but yell. I took Mary Eastman over with me. We had a dandy time going over-we all piled in two cars. Coming home we didn't have any fun at all. We had two blow-outs and the roads were so bad, so we didn't get back till 10:00 p. m. It seems to me the Centertown girls are awful slow. I never noticed it till tonight. But while we were at Middletown we sure had a good time! just as I walked over to the pitchers' box I saw something bright lying in the dust. Vllhen I looked down I found it was a ring with a ruby in it. It just fit my little finger, so I wore it during the game. Our team need new uniforms something awful. My socks-what there was of them-wouldn't stay up and I could hear some of the Middleville sidelines laughing at them. Our sweaters are all holes, too, so I guess while I'm captain I'11 see about getting some new ones. I fanned out two of their fellows and was naturally feeling pretty good. But they put rne out before I reached first base, when we went in to bat. While I was walking back home past the "bleachers" someone said l was a good pitcher anyway. I looked up and saw the girl that said it. She looked funny at first, then laughed and nodded at me! Oh, boy! Some lookerl I fanned out three men in the next inning and from then on the score was on our side. I wonder what that girlls name is. April 20. Today we came out fifteen dollars to the good. Mary Eastman gave us the idea, and altho I didn't think it would work at first, we sure put it across. They just finished tearing down the old Thoreau High School building. Last summer Skinny Smith and I took some snaps of it. So the other night three or four of us fellows got together and printed 100 of them-postcard size. In the next two nights we finished 200 more. Then we got out and sold them all for five cents each. I think we have enough funds from last year to make the difference on new uniforms. April 29. Middleville played the return game here today. We beat them 6-5. Tell me we're not good players! And we looked swell in our new uniforms, too. Scrawny knows that snappy looking girl and he bet me 35.00 that I wouldn't be introduced to her if she came with the team. I won because at the end of the fifth inning Louise Willis brought her over and said she had wanted to meet me. Her name is Sue Reid. She is coming to Centertown this summer for vaca- 53 746Al-ISL, be-fi-P" ,. 6 av, Q g , H Lili IFE. ' 'H ull: -- 'TT-E I rw. ,Z lm ' " M I ,: i . j Ii lm.. llll in . . g tion. I've got a date with her for a dancing party on july 4th, You should have seen Scrawny's face when I was talking to her. June 16. Sue and I just got home from a hike we two took together. VVe're getting to be awfully good friends. June 18. Sue and I walked nine miles today. Her cousin-Louise Willis--thinks I'm rushing her-but, Gee! Summer doesn't last a year. We came to a cool, shady place down by the creek and I asked her if it was true she had wanted to be introduced to me that day and she said yes. I told her I had something to tell her that night. She wanted to know what it was right away. She teased me a lot and pretty soon I told her that I wanted her to cut jim Martin and just go with nie. She said she would, but I was afraid she would forget, so I told her she'd better have something to make her remember. I didn't know just what until it struck me that the ring I had been wearing would do. I didn't tell her where I got it and she promised to wear it on the proper finger on her left hand. July 4. Mary Eastman had her hair up tonight at the dance for the first time. Oh, boy! Shes a better dancer than I ever thought she was. We're going to play te'nnis tomorrow morning over at her house. I guess Iill let by-gones be by-gones with Scrawny. He didn't mean to do me a good turn, but I guess he did. Here's what happened: Sue was just as nice as ever for the first few dances. I wore my first dress suit and danced four and a half out of five with her. The other half of the fifth wasn't danced-by us. At the beginning of the fifth Scrawny came over and stood -:lose to me talking to us and acting unusually friendly. Then we decided to dance that one instead of sit it out. When we were in the middle of the fioor everyone began to laugh. I looked all around and found that I was the joke. Sue looked surprised at first, then suddenly jerked away from me and walked off the fioor with her head in the air. Her face was as red as fire. Everyone started to roar then, and Scrawny grinned wickedly, and asked me who my tailor was. I turned around then and saw that he had pinned half my coat-tail almost as high as my shoulders. I was hot-believe me. I followed Sue out doors and then-say, that lecture she gave me was the worst that ever came my way. Said I had disgraced her and that she'd never speak to me again. Then she laughed and said she had enjoyed the summer immensely-lt was great fun to lead on little innocent seventeen-year-olds. She said she was eighteen QI thought she was only sixteenj and was engaged to a fellow in college. She said, lastly, that I couldn't have my ring back as it really belonged to her in the first place. She had lost it that day and recognized it when I gave it to her, but thought sheyd have some fun with me. Then she gave a haughty sniff and left me sitting there like a wet chicken. just then Mary came along and unpinned my "swallow-tail" and said they were serving and asked if I'd mind bringing something to her out there in the garden. What do you know about that? 54 MUSIC fs NV, 'W W Li? 5 7c5Al.l5Lj The Music Department l Chorus This department of the Van Wert High School is under the direction of Professor james H. jones and consists of the following organizations: l. The Choral Club. This club is open to all students. The course is for four years and two credits are given for the work. The purpose is to build voices, to foster a taste for good and wholesome music, to provide training for boys and girls who come to our school without previous instruction in music. and to give choral training to Freshmen. The club gives two public musicales each year. The first semester concert endeavors to give the result of choral training in three and four part singing: the second semester concert is the rendition of some standard operetta. An examination in general appreciation and observation con- cludes the year's work. Tl. Theory and Hawnozzy. This branch of the work is elective to Juniors and Seniors who are musically inclined, and who expect to follow music as a vocation. The study consists of the scale in the major and minor modes, triads and their inversions. ability to harmonize simple melodies, the analysis of common hymn tunes, and an appreciation of the beautiful in song. Ill. The Orchestra. The orchestra affords practice in sight I'CZlflll1g,.ll1l1SlC'1l forms, tempos, rhythm and dynamic balance. Throughout the year they have the experience of public appearances in school and community service. IV The Boys' and Girls' Glee Clubs. The voices are classified as tenor, baritone. bass. alto, and soprano. Both clefs are studied, leading up to quartet, duet, and solo singing before assemblies. For entrance the student must be able to intone the scale in proper pitch. The best voices from both clubs form the chorus to represent Van VVert High School at the lnterscholastic Music Contest. This contest was held at Lima last year and our chorus won first prize and highest honors. 56 HCIIIIIII IMIIISUII, Xlzlrsllzlll YFSIJUVII, l'1'ut'. .lllIl1L'h ll. LIUIICS, Rzllpll XYZMIQ. Ulu' 7L5Al.l5 Ll:--1 A 6 ru -L-IQ' ' WL : V EH HllI'lll0llj' Class NI 1 11108. Orchestra Vary Ifllcu Shclcy, Iforcst Ilulmlmii, llwigllt -Ifnlcs, GICIIH Smith, Rulmcrl Coullcr Prof. jruncs Tl. jones, l:CEl.tI'iCC Yau X'OUl'lliS. Ifrccl IWZIIIUCV, Iiugcnc ,Xgler Morffzm Penn, Toll Simms XX'il1is Nlvcrs. b v , 57 LH 7L5Al-ISL! .fe - "l- . f , Princess Chrysanthemum AX j.xmNlcslc fJl'IiRli'l"l'.X IN 'l'1lR1cic Acrs CHARACTERS Princess Chrysantllennnn, the iillllJCI'0l'iS daughter ......... ..,. 1 Jlwen jones Maidens Attendant on the Princess: To-To ,................................ .... X Virginia Stewart Yum-Yum .... ...... F 'lorenee Cowan . . ..Marcella Dickinson . . .Marcia Purinort Du-Du ...,........................... Tu-Lip ................................ . . Fairy Moonlieam. the l'rincess's Good Genius ........... .... N ellie Kirkland The Emperor VVl1at-for-XYlii, a merciful f?l monarch... ..... Fred llaliner ln Love with the Princess- ' .,.. Robert llines Prince So-Tru ................ Prince So-Sli .................... ..... l frank Siple Top-Not, the court cliamberlain .... ................. P aul jones Saucer-Eyes. the wizard cat ......... ..... ............... F i orrest McGurk Attendants .................................... James Smith, Eugene Vlfilson Sprites of the Night-lllariam Tester, Evelyn Eirick. Frances Gribler, Eleanor Ulil, Francis Thompson, Helen Steinmetz, Harriet jones. Fairies-sGeraldine liikenbray, Mary Louise lreton, Margaret NVeblJer, Margaret Morris, Mary Severn, Mary Slieley, Cecil Rice. Chorusshlapanese. Pianist-lleatriee Yan Yoorliis Directed by James H. Jones and Mrs. Frank llines. ss 7LOA:.1E-,U 'ggezruig Qluniesi Cjfixl-I5 . 674 UQ : 5 .-M-1-I-F' 1. ""' Flowers in Van Wert Garden offD. J. Evans. Peonies, Asters and Fine Collection of Gladioli. 'Some localities are beautiful because of their hills and mountains, some be- cause of rivers and lakes, and others because they are near the great ocean with its bays and rocky cliffs. But while Van Vtfert has none of these, Nature has been no less generous in her gifts. A fertile soil and a pleasant climate give us fields of golden grain and gardens of beautiful flowers. Van VVert is a city beautiful because it has fine homes, shady streets and yards and gardens adorned with the loveliest of flowers. You will find here the iris, peony, rose and gladiolus in greatest profusion and choicest varieties. You will find single gardens with hundreds of kinds of peonies and gladioli. One garden contains nearly a thousand different varieties of iris, the second largest collection in the United States. Several of our growers who are now in Europe will attend the flower show at Paris in June. Van Vlfert enthusiasts have selected their wonderful collections from the best in the world. A visit to these gardens is not only a revelation but an inspiration, and makes one realize that flowers are designed to delight and uplift the soul of man. The love of flowers indicates a refinement and an appreciation of the beau- tiful and is an index of character. The gift of flowers shows deep feeling and a desire to brighten the lives of others. Blessed is the one who gives and the one who receives these beautiful messe'ngers of hope and love. Take a Walk any summer day through the many gardens of this city, see the flowers and meet those who are finding health and happiness in growing them, and you too will become enthusiastic about the flowers in Van Wert. ELE.xNoR EVANS. 80 QALIQ L.'il-fvfW- f' 6 74 , 'W V'-VUE LJ Q I . - A :Nv- Y - T11 ' I- V 3',llfW ' JE " -AVQTQI .. Il 1l x e n l 2. ,mml V . Choice Peonies from the Garden of Peonies and Irises in the Beautiful Garden of L. J. Germann. C, F. Wassenberg. Famous Garden of Lee R. Bonnewitz. 61 ATHLETIC ,QL ,W Wi?" I x I V. 11. W Q X 1 '?2 mlwdx Xf-My I 4 ,F ' fs '-'f: , 5- 1 7 ,.., , ,0 sf f 42- f 1 , ' .gf HMM N A. . -- 'Wi Wy J 2 TP' Eg , - , , ---fz: , , -1 f P , V v1'iL'.?PfQ:a-'3:"" 'gk 67LGAl-ISL-,Q ' s erv E HARRIET VVISE Q"lVIA"j ASSISTANT CHEER LEADER Harriet is one of the peppiest girls in high school and proved it by getting out and helping to lead the rooters in yells. CHEIER LEADER "BUTcu" RUcKLos "Butch" sure had lots of pep and did his best to keep the rooters yelling. Butch has one more year and we hope to see him out putting pep in the team. CoAcH SMITH This is Coach Smith's second year as coach of the athletics in the Van Wert High School. His services have been highly appreciated by the high school, for he has put out several winning teams during the past two years. Much credit is given him for his ability along football, basketball and baseball lines. MANAGER SPEITH To Mr. Speith we must give the credit of making our sports financially successful. He has the interests of the players at heart and does all he can to give us good equipment, which goes a long ways toward putting out a win- ning team. CQAI-I5 I-L3 674 L-IQ I-I-A Ml I 'iff'-7 lflllllm fre fy I V i-, ml - 1 I ' 1?:. 'r V, uv. , I - I Z HHH -1 I - - "L" W M' 1 .wl- QA!-I5 .. Ll-if ll A :HL '- ? Will ' ' 'li -'-"vii . .ii : - . g -- "Hi llllllll 1H!'A..- FRANK SIPLES "Sigue" "Sipe" played his first football game this year. He earned the position of guard and was always playing hard. He has three more years to play for V. W. H. S. CAPTAIN CLIFF PAINTER "Pete" This is "Cliffs" third year on the team. "Cliff'y had a peculiar hobby of playing most any position on the team with equal skill. This season he played a hard, consistent game at center, never giving up until the whistle blew. NEIL GAMBLE rrfjaultv PAUL CONLEY 'iPaul" played tackle and was the hardest player on the team. He had a little bad luck at the beginning of the season, but he could not be scared out. This is his last year. lrjxrefilu "Neil" played at end and proved his "Tarzan" BEN MURPI-XY ability early in the season. He was a star at breaking up end runs and re- ceiving passes. He has one more year to play for V. W. H. S. NORMAN CONN "Norm" "Norm" played halfback and was one "Tarzan,' was the biggest man on the team and was always doing his best to make the other fellow feel sick. Tarzan played tackle and will be remembered by the way he took care of Big Bill from Decatur. of the mainstays of the team. He was a triple man, being able to kick, pass and make First downs with the best of them. He played his best game against Hicksville, where it seemed as if he was the only one that could make gains. Norm has two more years. PAUL JONES "Cupid" "Cupid" started the season at quarter- back. He was a star at picking the weak spots of the opposing team. Later in the season he was shifted to end. Here he showed his ability at grabbing passes. 65 CQAI-I5 W ' FLW lmlliii gm WD N : mf 1 , - Hmnuiu 2 - 5Al-IS f . 6 74 in H Tina ' i : 1. 'I-Bbq-L-1- if ' '- Q tl- 2 . . , -ei ...mill " - RfJliERT HINES "Bob" "Rob" played quarterback and with a little more experience should prove to be a valuable addition to Coach Smith's squad. Bob played his best game against the Alumni, where he was up and at them all the time. GLENN ANGEVINE "Spike" "Spike" played halfback and was the speediest man on the team. But due to an injury to his knee at Lima was unable to Finish the season. He played his best game at Lima. ARTHUR LYBARGER "Sheda,' This was "Sheda's" first lettered year at football. He took Angevine's place at half in great shape and proved to be a good blocker and able to advance with the ball when inches cou'nt. CH,xRLEs JONES "Charlie" "Charlie" played end, but due to inju- ries did not get to play many games. Charlie was good at breaking up end ru'ns and also could be counted on to catch a pass if it came near him. This is Charlie's last year. FORREST MCGURK "Marc" "Mac" played tackle and was a player that could be relied on to do his best. He was one of the scrappiest men on the team. He sometimes got things mixed with the Klu Klux Klan. RAY ROLLER JOHN ECKENSTEIN "Ecky" Captain-elect for the season of 'nine- teen-twenty-two and will surely lead his team to victory next year. He is a hard hitting fullback and his opponents al- ways knew that he was in the game. "EckyH was also the star punter for V. VV. H. S. He has two more years to play and we wish the best of luck to Captain Eckenstein. "Sleepy" This was "Sleepy's'l first year at foot- ball, but he showed the stuff he was made of and captured the position of guard. He played a hard, consistent game, and you never heard him com- plain about the hard knocks. 67 QA!-I3 1- 6 74 Us T If A' T. 2 I. 3 un, a. T T' t Football Review lk 5395 OOTBALL started with the best prospects for a team that V. VV. H.. S. has. had since nineteen-sixteen. Six lettered men reported for practice, lg 5011! which started on the first day .of school, September 12. The players were kept busy chasing the elus1ve pigskin for three weeks. Van Wert was up against a hard schedule, but competition is what makes the game ,, . ' interesting. Lintermoot was unable to play after the Lima Central game as he quit school. Angevine and Charlie jones received injuries which prevented them from playing. On account of these troubles Van Wert had to keep changing her line-up, putting in less experienced players. For this reason the team was unable to put its full strength into the field. The season started with the first game played at Delphos. Delphos had a big team, but was unable to stop Van Wert's end runs. Lintermoot, Conn and Angevine were the individual stars in the game. Van VVert came out with the long end of the score, which was 47 to 0. On October 1 Lima Central came over with her bunch of baby elephants. Lima won by the score of I3 to 0. Lima made her first score from a fumble in the Erst half. Devoe was the star for Lima, being able to make gains through Van Wert's line nearly every time he carried the ball. A game with Decatur was scheduled for October 7, but due to a wet field we did not play them. October I5 we went to Lima to meet South High. They had an evenly bal- anced team. Van Wert fought every minute and made some good gains by end runs and forward passes, but South High won by the score of 28 to 0. October 21 the big team from Greenville came to see the sights of Van Wert. lt must have given them abundance of pep to see what a nice little town we have tor they had the long end of the score, which was 20 to O. On October 27 Dectaur came over expecting to win, but soon discovered her mistake. The game was marked by hard tackling and blocking and was made difficult by water and mud, but Van Wert showed her staying powers and won by the score of 2 to 0. November 4 we went to the town north of us that they call Hicksville. In a hard game Van Wert was beaten, although the score was in her favor at the end of the first half. The final score was 21 to 7. November I2 the Delphos team came over loaded for trouble, but we were able to tame them down with the ice water we had ready for them. The game was slow. due to the condition of the field. The first half ended with the score in Van Wert's favor 7 to 0. In the last half Van Wert opened up and put over three more touchdowns. The final score was 27 to 0 in Van VVert's favor. A On November 18 we were scheduled to play Bluffton, but on account of a wet field we had to cancel the game. November 24, Thanksgiving Day, Van Wert High School played the Alumni. With stars like Brumback, Roger Jones and Burrel the Alumni were able to win by the score of 33 to o. The game was played on a wet field and was slowed up on account of mud and water, the game proving to be interesting to the spectators, who had not seen some of the old stars in action for some time. 68 746Al-.150 A 6 . In sul -' , A - ' au..Li3 'l ull The Men That Help Make the Team The first team has to ha'nd it to the scrubs for their ability to stand the hard knocks and all that goes to make the life of a scrub miserable. The scrubs have one thing to look forward to, if they are lucky enough to be Freshmen, Sopho- mores or juniorsg that is, they have a chance next year to make the first team. So here's to the scrubs, a bunch of good fellows who did their best to make our team a success! The ones who should have honorable mention are the follow- ing: Robert Gunn, Robert Hawkins, John Cramer, Dan Calahan, Luther Carlo, Dan Couts, Fat Krieder and Lester Leist. I nterclass Games Two interclass games were played this year. Interclass games should be encouraged more than they are. It brings out boys who otherwise would not play football. By encouraging football in this way the high school will become more interested in the game. The first interclass game was that of Seniors and Freshmen against the Soph- omores and juniors. The Seniors and Freshmen won by two touchdowns, a sur- prise to the whole high school. The other game, Sophomores vs. Freshmen, ended in a nothing to nothing score. This game was marked by hard playing, both sides trying their best to put over the winning touchdown. -'-e6 Baseball Re'-view VVe cannot say too much for baseball, for it certainly is a line sport. Van Wert has put out a winning team for the last two years, having lost but three games out of sixteen played. NVith Captain Charlie Jones to take care of the pitching, Thomas to do the catching, Conn to stop the fast ones through short and Painter to put them out at Hrst, Coach Smith has the prospects of putting out a team that will not lose a game. SCHEDULE FOR 1922 March 31 Grover Hill at Grover Hill. April 7 Delphos at Delphos. April I7 Convoy at Van Wert. April 21 Grover Hill at Van Wert. April 28 Delphos at Van Wert. May 5 Decatur at Van Vfert. May I2 Decatur at Decatur. May IQ Convoy at Convoy. 69 QA!-I5 E-git-, - 74 ,, ,H UQ - 5 , Q' Y 1 .-, . ' -- ' V : 1 lm 1, ,l , 'FT L mi... nmlll 5? X. Basket Ball Review OR thehseason of '21 and '22 Coach Smith started out with two old players reporting, Painter and Jones. 'lhe team looked forward to a very suc- llj will cessful season as there were five teams all striving for a position on the 4 Varsity. On December 16-Our once confident tossers of Rockford jour- ' neyed here with a change at heart, returning as expected with the small end of the score of 36 to 18. On December 21-Ridge felt the blow dealt by the Scarlet and Greys, with a score of 60 to 25. On January 6-Once more successful our undefeatable team contested with Paulding on their local floor. Remarkable skill was characteristic on the part of both teams, the game ending with Paulding bearing the burden, 33 to 21. The followi'ng week, january 13, Paulding again met Van VVert. Although the game was hard fought, the Paulding boys were unsuccessful, due to the excel- lent playing of Paul Jones and Cliff Painter, the score being 42 to 18. On january 20 the spirited Van Wert team journeyed to Bryan, having planned on much opposition We were prepared. This was probably the hardest fought game of the season, the first half ending IO to I2 favoring Van Wert. The V an Wert team rallied in the second half, easily defeating the local Bryan team by a score of 33 to II. On january 27 Van Wert was defeated by Lima South at Lima. Roughness was the characteristic of the gameg although we lost the game by a score of 23-36, in our hearts we had won and a secret revenge was Planned. On February 3 Van Wert met Defiance here, having not recovered from the defeat of the week previous. The Van Wert team fell with a score of 22-26 in favor of the previous visitors. But failures are stepping stones to success. Van Wert, having learned the lesson, were cured of our confidence. The following week We played Bluffton here, this time cautiously. Stimulated by the fear of defeat, our boys clearly out- classed them, winning by a grand total of 23-14. On February I7 the Scarlet and Greys left for Bluffton. Here they met with much opposition, the Bluffton being very determined to avenge the defeat of the week past. The first half ended with a tie, the second half was very questionable, first swaying from one side to the other. Each minute was growing longer, at five minutes to play the whistle blew for time out. Van Wert led by one point. Playing five more minutes, Painter copped the game by hooking one into the basket, The final score was 24-21. Un February 22 we again met Ridge, this time winning over them with a score of 23 to 4. On February 24 was the annual tournament at Delaware, the Van VVert team losing to Millersburg 18 to 21. Now was the chance to avenge, as we met Lima South in contest here, and since revenge is sweet the big Scarlet and Grey team went into the game with heart and soul. The game was very interesting throughout, much skilled basket shooting being exhibited. The Lima team went home downhearted, losing to Van 70 745Al-.ISU if 1 Wert with a score of 39-27. The following day we met the Convoy team, defeat- ing them with an easy score-29 to 22. Although having played two hard fought games in one week the big team journeyed over to Defiance March 7 to have a come-back at her for the defeat of a few weeks previous. Probably because of the two previous games, the team was not i'n as good condition as usual, after having played two over-time periods, we lost by the small margin of 21 to 23. Having finished the games scheduled we added one more game to our list. Nfarch IO Monroe, Ind., came to Van Wert, This team had Won 30 out of 34 games The game was hard fought, the first half ending II to I2 in their favor. llaving a wonderful comeback in the second half, they won by the score of 23-30, winning i'n the last five minutes. Thus the Big Scarlet and Grey team ended a .--uccessful basketball season, winning IO games out of the total I5 games scheduled. Q SCHEDULE Dec. 16 Rockford .... .... 1 6 Van VVert Dec. 21 Ridge ..... . . . 24 Van Wert Ian. 6 Paulding . . . . . 21 Van 'Wert jan. I3 Paulding . . . . 18 Van Wert Tan. 30 Ilryan . ..... . I4 Van VVert Ian. 27 Lima South.. . . . . . 36 Van Wert Feb. 3 Defiance .... . . . 26 Van Wert Feb. IO llluffton . . . . I4 Van Wert T-eb. I7 Bluffton . . . . . . 21 Van Wert heb. 22 Ridge ...... . 4 Van Wert Feb. 24 Millersburg . . . . . . 21 Van Wert Mar. 4 Lima South.. . . . . . 27 Van Wert Mar. 5 Convoy ..... . 23 Van Wert Mar. 9 Dehance . . . . 23 Van Wert Mar. 12 Monroe .. . . . . . 29 Van Wert Totals ..... . . . 317 E.-1fiTfi?5iif 13 ' W YE ANMM 71 QALIS 74 ini W ' PAUL JONES fCAP'I'AINj "loner" was well known tll1'Ollg'll0l1l the campus as a valuable basketball man, and he always lived up to his reputation as forward playing three years for the Scarlet and Grey. "joner" was always breaking up passes and formations. VVC always relied on him for the baskets. EUGENE AGLER Cmififonu PMNTIQR "Peanut", "Jerry", "Joker", anything "Cliffl' filled the center position. -he always responds. This was "l'ea- Along' with Joner, these two made a val- nut's" first year on the team, showing' uable pair. 'Cliff' was an excelelnt remarkable ability at forward, he was long shot and won many a game by his the hero of many a hard fought game. accuracy. 72 7L5Al.l3L! ,- 6 ill 'Q i - - . 1. i A li -, 'K'-'ffm .i.- '55 f - E 1 iiii E ,. , lr illliiiiii 1 lm - .,-1 , - -2 Nunn xx Voxx uliUIll1iL'u hchl thi- guzml Ilivwilillll ilwxxh, Ili- was zilxxxiys in thc QZIIHU, Iiillyillg'il!1l'fif'fS4l1llL'lilHOS Iiwrhz11'cl. llc wzis Yllilllliliix iii lwcpiiig' lhv uppuilmfiit Imm mukmg tha' ilZ1Siit'li, 5:1-xg hx' thc' Wlljl he-'s Ullif' :i Siipliuiiiiwix-. XYz1!ch him! 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On Nlarch 7 we made the long trip to Defiance and, true to expectations, we won-9 to 6, Shaw led in the scoring with 8 points to her credit. The last game of the season was played March IQ with Monroe, on our home floor. ln order to make a good ending for a successful season, we defeated them 28 to 5. lX'lARClI.IC lXlc'DoN,xLD CC.xP'mINj lllarcile. forward, was a good steady player and was always "right there". She "starred" in the Convoy game, making I0 field goals. She will be a valuable player for next year's team. lf.X'l'llARINl'f KYLE fC,fxP'm1N-lirmzcfrl "Katy", center-guard, was small but mighty on the basketball floor-fast, aggressive, and a good running center. Next year will be her best. CoRAI.11z Snrxw "Shaw", forward, was the high scorer in field baskets and also in foul shooting. She had a mysterious knack of keeping her guard guessing where she was going to be. 75 QP-I-IB Pla-' I1 Ir' ALTH- , 1. ll: -f if-um itll! HAZEL WARREN "VVarrenie". Center, was good on the "jnmp". She wasn't the kind to give up and was always there working hard. RTXRY H1N15s and XTIOLETTA TODD "Tess" and "Yi" CGnardsj. Because of the teamwork these girls did, Van Wert was able to win all of her games but one. "Tess" was always on top of her forward, making them play real basketball before they got a basket off of her. "Yi" was equal to "Tess" in guarding and was always playing her best. The pass work of "Tess" and "Vi" was a feature of every game that was played. SCORES Convoy . . I5 Yan XV e rt 20 Ridge .. . . I5 Yan NVert I7 Paulding . 4 Yan XVert 20 Paulding . S Yan Wert. . . . 27 Ohio City . I2 Yan Wfert I3 Ciroverhill . I4 Yan Wert. . . . I3 Ridge . . . I6 Yan XX'ert 22 Y. XV. C. . IO Yan lVe"t I9 Convoy . . IG Yan ll'ert 26 Defiance . . 6 Yan Xlert 9 lllonroe . . . . 5 Yan lYert 28 IIS 214 Freshmen Boys Champions T6 ffl DRAMATICS and Organizations V L f I T J T , VL . -.kj Y 5 GA!-I3 Senior Class Play 'l'I'Ili IXIQIQIXZXI, OI" KITTY A Fclrfz' in Tlzrvc Acts Iiy NAMAN Lina SVV.XR'l'OlT'I' TIIIS c:.xs'r RYilli1uu Winkler ..... .......... ....... I ' 'red Palmer .Xunt june, his sister. .. ,,,.,,,, Mal-gm-et Neel lane, his niece ........ ...Kathleen Thompson llohhie llzixter ...... ..... I Forrest Mefiurk Ilenjzuniu More ...... ....... I "red Rank Ting, :L bellhoy ........ .... C harles jones Sinn. El colored porter .... ........ I 'aul jones liittv. an actress ................... ........ . . . .... Gweudol 'n ones fiuzetle, .Xunt Janes mziid ................................. Mildred Iiiehards Director of Play-Prof. Alfred Tressel, King School of Oratory, Pittsburgli Stage Manager-john Graven Student Manager-Gaylord Leslie Scene-The ofhce of the Ilalcyou House in the Catskill Mountains. 'l'i1ne-One day lust August. 78 7LQALl5Ll -..N ' . ug ,I , A S " Q , I - W '-- - Z' T11 -. gum-:annum l ' 3"l'Fl' E T .mmll g THE PROGRAM I. Act I-Late morning. 2. Vocal Duet-"The Dawn of Love" ................. .... K ing Proctor Olwen Jones and Robert Hines 3. Act Il-Early afternoon. 4. Vocal Solo-"My Mam1ny's Voice' .............. ......... I 1. XV. Loomis 5. Act lll-Almost evening. Ting, the best quarterback Yale ever produced, is spending his vacation as bellboy at the Halcyon House, a hotel in the Catskill Mountains. In the absence of the proprietor Ting and Sam, the negro porter, take full charge of the place. There arrive at this hotel William Wiiikler, his wealthy sister-in-law. Aunt jane, and his niece Jane. Winkler is trying to evade Bob Baxter, Janes lover, for, according to the will of her father, unless she marries Benjamin More within a year her inheritance together with VVinkler's goes to charity. Aunty Jane offers Vllinkler 310,000 to get her a husband. XVinkler resolves to get 320.000 and sends to the matrimonial agency for a husband for Aunt jane, and telegraphs for Benjamin More. Aunt jane has two aversions-whiskey and actresses-Winkler loves both, and so the trouble begins. There appears on the scene .Janes lover, Bob llaxter, also of the Yale football team. He tries to win VVinkler's consent to his marriage to .lane by producing evidence of XVinkler's connection with Kitty, a famous actress starring on Broad- way. liut suddenly VVinkler turns the tables and llob finds himself spurned even by Jane. Ilob's 'next step is to disguise himself as Kitty and thus causes XVinkler end- less trouble. Soon the real Kitty appears and much confusion results. Benjamin More, a nervous, lovesick man, arrives and is mistaken for the man from the matrimonial agency and Aunty Janes prospective husband. These mistaken ide'ntities cause a complication of affairs which is uniquely worked out by the discoveryof a flaw in the will of Jane's father. The will mentions the marriage of ,lane but not his daughter Jane. S0 VVin- kler and .lane decide that if More marries Aunt Jane the will can still be carried out' to the letter and thus provide the unfortunate spinster with a husband. A clergyman whom Sam had waiting in the kitchen all day is summoned and a wedding for six is planned. The play was one of the most delightful ever given by any Senior class. wig-e'3 f ,:s-ago 3 04? 'F' 50 xmgx it 5' vggw' fl' 79 GA!-I5 z e i , -E: ,lill if Q Omtorzcal Contest The nreliniinziries for the Oratoriezil Contest that was held this spring :lt llelphos were held Klareh 24 in the High School assembly room. 'I'here were live contestants this year and all were so good that it was hzlrll to choose The winners. lfleanor l'iVEll1S won first prize of eight dollars with her splendid orzition of :lie "Drill of Unr Iflag"'. lforrest lXleQinrk won second prize of five dollars, his orzition heing "The llig Idea". lfred l'aliner won third prize of three dollars, his orrition heing "Obedience to Law". The other two eoniestants were Margaret lllaeli and lflmer Brown. They received prizes of three dollars ezleh, given hy :1 gentlenizin that heard the orzitions and thought they too should receive El prize. . ga' ' L ' '--1,1 mf. 80 QAI-.IS 6 f 'Wet M .1 . t. 'et mul ...M .. - Q M Y-H i VVho can tell what the Y-lli girls will do next? Our programs and stunts are so varied and interesting that there is always a surprise for us. One of our most interesting meetings, however, was held Qctober twenty- fourth when a "reel fer showv style show was presented exhibiting the proper and improper dress for school, street, travel, and parties on living models. Miss Jones talked to us on good taste and comfort in dress, while we made little style booklets entitled "As Others See Us". Another meeting featured a regular kid party. After playing kid games everyone was given ice cream cones and lolly-pops. All of these jolly times at the Y. W. were made possible by an excellent executive power' which consisted of Mrs. Collins and Miss Carmody as leaders: Eleanor Evans, president: who was assisted by Clara Kissel, vice-president: Mary Chryst, treasurerg Virginia Campbell, secretaryg and the chairmen of the various committees. Besides certain donations and charity baskets we decided to put on a play, "Broken China", a beautiful little Chinese love story. The play was presented November twenty-eighth at the Y. W. C. A. The proceeds of the play went to Worlcl Fellowship mission purposes. ' Qui' hope is that this club will grow as fast, in future years, as in the two years that it has been organized. 81 GA!-I3 g ' .tum Questionnaire Q sEN1oRs pf 'esm,.M3y Y' URING this year of IQ22, the Senior Class has had some astound- 52iQQ.R ing questions brought before them. Because it is impossible for , if 1 o'ne body to answer these important questions it was necessary to submit them to the student body. These are familiarly known as a questionnaire. There was' close competition in all classes, and the judges found it exceedingly difficult to decide to whom .L e' the honors should gog but it was finally determined that in answer to the first and second questions-"The most popular and respected pupil in the Senior Class-Eleanor Evans should take the "berries", Fred Rank, though we appreciate his affectionate attentions, was declared the "class nuisance". There was close competition in the fourth and fifth questions, "VVho are the peppiest boy and girl in high school Fi' However, Harriet Wise and Bob Rucklos were honored. We as a class have decided that Mr. Rowland has made the most interesting talks during the school year of 1922: and from the Senior Class-Jim Smith was voted high school comedian. "They" have always said that the high school has no spirit and through this questionnaire the Seniors vote to "install a still and brew some spirits"!l! How about it? That ought to improve the high school spirit. Since we spend so much time on the campus we think it best to keep the teachers off and erect a statue of Venus de Milo to beautify it. There were many various answers to the question, "What is the height of your attainment in high school F" The answer was "to know as much when we graduate as when we started". Hot Dog!! "VVhat is your aim in going to high school ?" Yea, verily, verily-the answer was this. "To have my bust in the place of Shakespeare's. Many suggestions were offered for the betterme'nt of high school: but the ones which were most worthy of consideration were: private Excalibur office: dance hall: and a chorus girl faculty. Surely these should be acted upon. Taking the Junior, Sophomore and Freshmen classes collectively, these are the results. faasfh g JUNIORS Robert Rucklos was voted the most popular pupil, Mary Chryst the most respected and Dwight Tones the biggest nuisance. The high school in general voted Harriet Wise a'nd Robert Rucklos the peppiest girl and bov in high school and William Evans the funniest. Mr. E. T. Antrim the best liked Assembly speaker. They suggested class fights to produce more high school spirit. and that to put a fence around the campus to keep the prisoners in would beautifv it. The height of their attainment and aim in goi'ng to high school was to be on the Prom Committee and fall in love with a pretty girl. Last but not least, moving pictures, Hy swatters and wheeled chairs were suggested as improvements for the high school. ' 82 7cCALl3Lj A SOP-HOMORES Norman Conn the most popular, Ruth Bonnewitz the most respected, and William Evans the biggest nuisance. Hon. G. M. Saltzgaber their favorite assembly speaker. Folding beds in the Study Room and to have the sidewalks removed from the campus would produce more high school spirit and make the campus more beautiful. The height of attainment and aim in going to high school is to become Secretary of Senior Class and to participate in athletics. Roman baths and dances were suggested to better the high school. FRESHMEN Ruth Conn and Marcella Dickinson the most popular and respected and john Smith the biggest nuisance. Rev. Daniel McGurk their favorite assembly speaker. They think milk bottles on each desk would improve the high school spirit. They suggest keeping the homely birds off to beautify the campus. Their height of attainment and aim are to be on the Excalibur Staff, and to have a date with a pretty girl. - Funny papers, toys, a jazz band, will better the high school. They also want earmuffs distributed before the Friday morning speakers begin. Lyceum C ourse The tenth year of the Lyceum Course proved very successful. The course is under the direction of Mr. Bowland and through his efforts the best music, lec- tures and entertainments are obtained. As the price of each ticket was only 31.50 the course was very popular. FINANCIAL STATEMENT RECEIPTS Balance from last year ........................... S 191.45 Ticket sales .................... ..... 8 72.05 Total . . . ...................... ..... S I.o53.5o D1sBURsEMENTs Expenses ............................. ..... S 999.60 Balance in. bank ..... . . . 63.90 Total ...................................... SI.o63.5o The Lyceum Course for 1922-23 is far better than this yeir'f1. The course consists of six numbers and is as follows: ' The Cambrea Concert Party The Irene Stolofsky Company The Skibinsky-Reed Party Mr. Edwin M. Whitney, Reader Elwood T. Bailey, Lecturer High School Number We wish to thank all patrons for their past support and invite you to come next year. P sa QA!-I5 - , 674 f"?f . A E Un' n. . 3 IE' llllllliii i 13 - .. - C H 1- Y The lli-Y Club held its First meeti'ng shortly after the beginning of school under the leadership of Mr. Cotner and Mr. Thatcher. At the tirst meeting a committee on election was appointed and at the next meeting Mctiurk was elected president and Gaylord Leslie treasurer. Then new members from the junior Class were voted on and a very successful initiation was held. several begging for mercy. From the Junior Class two officers were elected, Leo Wertz, vice-president, and Robert Rucklos, secretary. Un December 28, the Hi-Y gave a minstrel which proved very successful. The proceeds were given toward a pledge made by the club to further Ili-Y work in India. The Club enjoyed many fine speakers throughout the year and also noon lunches held at the school building every month. So the year has closed and we hope that the Hi-Y may prosper and grow ewwwem- The Penny Fair The annual Penny Fair was held before the holidays at the high school building, and proved very successful. The admission fee was not the same for all. The larger your neck the more you paid, for it was a penny for every inch. All kinds of eats were sold with something new this year, Aunt Jemima Pancakes, with real Aunt Jemima to bake them. . Some of the attractions were: The Post Office, Three XXX's, See and Hear Our President, For Men Only, For NVo1nen Only, Peep Show, The Cigarette Fiend. French Dolls, Picture Show, Magician. Court, Wfrestling Match, and the best of all--The Original Darktown Minstrel--staged the last thing in the evening in the assembly room. 84 better. 1 740 A "' ' 'S Lf ...Q L , mt... llllllll ii Junior Class Play The lirst junior Class Play was presented at the Strand March 6, 1922. The title of the play was: RUTH IN A RUSH Time-The present. Place-An eastern city. Act I-Room in Ruth Moore's residence. Act 2-Waiting room at Sunshine Junction. Act 3-The sameg a few hours later. The characters were: Mrs. Brownell, Ruthls aunt ........ Juliet Raymond, Ruth's secretary. . . . . .Vivian Long Katherine Kyle Ruth Moore, always in a rush ...... i .Harriet Wise Susie, a maid .................... Leonard llrnce, poor but aristocratic .... . . . Wayfne Ashley, rich but uncultured. Dwight Lambert, an eloper ........ Peggy Patton, another eloper ..... Gilbert Lansing, a writer ...... Philip Grant, a millionaire ........ Sadie Sodastrome, ticket agent ...... . jean Moore Foster, Ruth's sister ......... . 85 Dorothy Dasher . .Leo Hammon . . . . .Leo Wertz .Harold Bowers Josephine lreton .Robert Rucklos . . . .Fred Feber . . .Louise Giffin . . .Mary Chryst 746PsL.l5L, jul iFm1ll'1lD is The Prom HE Prom given by the class of IQ22 was by far the most success- r Qi. LQ Ek? ful and most beautiful of any given so far. lt was given June first in the High School gymnasium. The decorations were carried out in cabaret style. The guests were seated at small tables which were placed around the walls. The space in the center was left for dancing. Suspended from the center of the ceiling was a large white star. Radiating from this were stream- ers of beautiful twisted crepe paper, which at one end rose in a large cone, at the mouth of which was a vari-colored spotlight which shone on the dancers. The stage was banked with ferns and palms. The program for the evening consisted of two parts, the first as follows: VVelcome address, response, vocal duet, and playlet entitled "A Crumpled Rose Leaf" The second part of the program was given to dancing, the music furnished by the Einkhouse Orchestra. Refreshments were served during the intermission. At this time "The Letter Dance" and "Butterfly Dance" were given. Calendar ff SEPT. 12-We're all back for our last round in high school. Everything all set -Let's go!! I3--Pfllll jones, Mildred Richards. Gay- lord Leslie were re-elected as pres- ident, vice-president and treasurer. Margaret Neel elected as secretary. IQ-IH spite of showers, the football squad all out exercising their "calves,'. Slides erected on campus today for playful Freshmen. 86 20-Senior wee'nie roast at Humphrey's woods. Mr. Bowland was all smiles today. We wonder why? Why Lecture Course, of course! 22-First meeting of Excalibur Staff. 23-Assembly-"all right, all right, now let us have your attentionfl Mr. Speith was officially introduced as Faculty Manager of Athletics. Sale of tickets explained. Football boys exhibited new suits. Cliff busted things up in Delphosg himself included. 29-Bob Rucklos and Gaylord Leslie were the opposing candidates for cheer leader, against a number of the fairer sex. ln spite of their be- witching charms, Bob was elected cheer leader and Gale his assistant. 30-Gale has given over his trusty job to Harriet Wise. We wish her luck! Big pep meeting. GA'-I5 51' V. V I-.ir -, , ,5.g.., Ho! Ho! We 'most forgot. A dainty little Senior lass thought she had a date last night. Try, try again, Tessg better luck next time. ,I img. pl: g,l.f y 1 tsiiik E 'fi '-! fm! 'ikf iu 'ii'i!'4?y'Pi?"f2? W7 ff .1 f f li... l' , ,' I5 If X f , . Lin it J" X ' 'Ml W ad vw . . . 4 Mei U f I-OLII' first home gameg but, ah! doomed were we to defeat. Lima had a large crowd here. Fords and all. 4-We smell rubber today. They say Paul Eugene was careless in light- ing his pipe. Naughty boy! Charles Jones is going to quit foot- ball. Why? The coach is handling him rough. 6-Mr. Ungericht and Mr. Barr have haircuts today: what a relief! II-We as a class have decided to take up a collection in order to furnish coal for this building. Chilly? That doesn't express it! I2-C0llll'I1bllS Day. I guess he estab- lished enough fame for it, so we'll not attempt to improve upon it. 18-Football boys on strike. They want a new coach. Will they get it? 19-Estes, Sampsell. jones. 3 :go a. m. g Delphos. S10 and costs. 27-Some people are tremendously good lately: and few things are harder to put up with than the an- 'noyance of a good example. 31-Help! Help! Get the Coroner. Mr. Karns has killed a mouse, which found its way mysteriously into Margaret Neelis desk. Mar- garet Neel wishes someone would call the Health Officer. Why? 87 - ,F Q s - ill x ggi!-V: -Ef.Y--A Ng -ir' :Z X fi.. :rf-4,-. Wk' f 'f ' L. if 4 ch" -. U0 Wwe I-Grace Knowlton fell up stairs this noon, trying to hear the latest gos- sip. Beware, Grace, don't try to hear gossip. It isn't good for little girls. 3-If Hies are a sign of rain, the school house will be a Noah's ark before 3345- 4--Alf. Karns gave out new socks for football fellows, including the size i'n his speech. No wonder those boys can play on such a large Held. 7-Miss Hall. crippled our worthy brother, "Mac," by stepping on his feet in Eng. Lit. 9-A little snow. Everyone rushes home to get his sled. Io-Football game in mud. Sent Del- phos home with defeat of 33-0. 114"Gale' gets to school early for once. 'Tis whispered that Jerry really sent him home early. The Hon. "Dan" Pennel is back again. 15-Tag Day. The Y-Hi girls are hon- oring us with them for five pennies. I6-Oil, Gloomy Day! All are sad ex- cept Dick-he had a date last night. I8-Everyone wonders where Glenn got his pep juice. He has distrib- uted it among his classmates. They act quite spry. -Big football game. Who won? 23 They did, of course! Hereis your chance!! Morgan Penn has a sign on his coat, "Kick GAI-I3 Me V' He looks tired all ready. 'Tis said that john Graven, our classmate, and Mr. Ungericht, our venerable teacher, are married. Poor things! Cynthia Snoop snooped through the transom into the balcony this afternoon. -Hearsay-Gaylord Richey asked Mildred Richards for a dance. Her reply, "Yes, if you can get anyone to dance with you." Ouch! ,fl ! dw. .i Z fx Ifi p 'ij RQ Egg.. Paul Bonnewitz goes hunting sev- enth period and captures a real mouse in the hall. Result-Large Incorporated Company organized for the training of wild animals. McGurk and Horace managers and employees. -News! Our class pins and rings are here. No more movies this week. Ta! Ta! Virginia Campbell and Dan Callahan stepped out last night. Miss Hall announces that we will take up the study of "Whiz Bangl' for our next classic. Hot Dog! 6-A. M.: Five periods of classes rushed through in order that prep- aration can be made for the night. P. M.: Oh, the visitors. Some la- dies got the impression that Dwight Thomas was exceedingly bright. Coach Smith had to explain for him. Everybody goes straight home to bed CFD C?j UQ 88 9--"Battler" Angevine turns chief pi- a'no mover this p. m. Everybody is good today-Santa will be here soon. 16-The Wild Animal Training Co. lost the valuable specimen of a gray mouse, captured yesterday. Through financial reverses, they are unable to purchase the neces- sary food. The public is warned against investing too heavily in stock of the Company. ' 19-Margaret Neel purchased a type- writing tablet today, and by the time she had repaid what she had borrowed 4'Marg'i was just three sheets to the good. 20-Mr. Rowland: "Eugene, who is- sues the marriage license P' Peanut fafter some meditationj: "The Coro'ner',. 21-Angey wonders if there has been a Hood as he just noticed a high water mark on one of the girl's neck x,f ,, sxff ,f .4x4fx Qxlir, A f f , TJ f . if anim 3--JOB Gleason washed his hair. He vows he will have it bobbed as it refuses to lay. 5-'KCupid,' purchased some Fine sta- tionery this noon. He is evidently contemplating opening a corre- spondence course. 8-Jerry E. has a painful collision GPs!-'ISLJ " 74 ,I ,I e e , 1' 1, -fs mi with the door. The King rushes to her rescue. Io-We have a fairy in our midst, namely-Forrest McGurk. Snow! All the Freshies rushed home to get their sleds. We hope they will refrain from getting their feet wet. 16-Mac tried to go through the Chem- istry door without opening it, and as a result got severely cut. 18-Miss Riggs entertains Study Hall by getting down on her knees twice. 20-Ain't it a Grand and Glorious Feel- in' when-you have finished an exam and feel sure that you must have made an NA", and you go down the hall with a lot of pep, feeling the world ain't so bad after all. Then you begin comparing notes with others and you find that your answers are 'most sure to be wrong: and you lose all your pep and want to lay down and die!! Then's when a Feller Needs a Friend!! 23-The sentinel in the hall, this after- noon, found a young girl Che sup- posed to be a Freshmanl badly fussed because she couldn't find the shorthand class. He directed her to her destination, and from his description we found her to be no- body else but Dot Dasher. 26-Report cards. Oh, what a bump! 30-Spring is coming! Tra La! The Dogs are beginning to assemble on the H. S. campus. 31-Get away! This will tickle you! VV hat ?-What P-A feather ! 89 6 I , ,us ,Lai ...T QQ-, A N 1--Miss A1lison's shoe develops an embarrassing new squeak today. 2-Mr. Bowland impersonates an In- dian in his efforts to drill knowl- edge into his pupils. 8-Glenn A. gone to Toledo today- Gwendolyn singing "I Wonder Where My Sweet, Sweet Daddy's Gone". Io-Morgan Penn says that they don't have "4th of July" in Alaska. We are wondering what comes between the third and the fifth of July. I3-Mr. Barr endeavors to teach the aspiring Freshmen some vague facts about astronomy. It seems to be about as vaguely accepted. 25-Talking about Art Exhibits re- minds us that three very prominent Senior boys have shown surprising literary talent and hope to be re- membered by their unique book of "Experiments"g however, there seems to be some mystery as to its contents. 27-Mr. Barr and Miss Dukes were dis- cussing books they had read, when he asked, 'II-Iave you read 'Flan- nels"? And she has never spoken to him since. 28-Heap big fire, Fred Palmer and Prof. Fowler turn firemen. Mr. Speith becomes quite nervous after the fire is put out. 7L5AL.l3Ll L .- . -el l - - X f -X Q .-l" M ' it ff ' 4,1 -March came in like a lion. "Gwen's" feet having foretold the coming storm. -Hi-Y boys have monthly banquet Clever additions were made to the program and Mr. Ungericht as a representative of authority readily interfered. He saw his duty and did it. -liill Evans came to school today with a black eye. -Kathleen and Mr. Ungericht stage a verbal combat in the lower hall, which of course left Mr. Ungericht the championg however., '4Kate" said she had the last word. -STAFF NOTICE: The Editor -in - Chief, suffering from a mental relapse, was ordered to a warmer climate K ?l Since he is the "life of the party" it is useless for any member of the Staff to at- tempt work until his return. -Paul Ronuewitz announces another birthday. He seems to be quite a youngster at Ig! -Charley Jones and Ungericht stage an attraction this noon in the form of a soarring bout, Many ringside spectators. -From time to time Mr. Karns makes announcements that concern the pupils from day to day. 90 St. Patrick's Day. NVe wonder when 'lMac" joined the "Fraternal Order of Orangemen". We notice by his prominent yellow ribbon that he is acquainted with that Order. -Mr. Karns unceremoniously inter- rupts "Doc" Sampsell's boxing match this morning. Guess it's a good thing for "Doc" because he seemed to be getting the worst of it anyway. -Everything too dead for words. Might mention that in spite of ex- tensive learning, a Freshman fell up the stairs. A college represent- ative graciously helped us to while away our valuable time this after- noon. 24-GLICSS Mr. Cotner was called to Co- lumbus to assist the Editor of the "Passing Show" in his write-up for the coming Sunday. 27-As is his custom, Mr. Howland showed up the ahilitics of his class in the presence of company. -Paul llonnewitz got to class early today. XVonder where he got his incentive? -A well versed literary Junior wish- es to know if the high school teach- er, "John Roger," is the John Rog- er we are acquainted with in the Curwood stories. -' . ul if 5,11l:'l't.li,nl:",tull,':I.'.'l'.IL,V.'.I':"ml,I11t,'l,J',Vl,lAnil , . ,ln lm. N, ,luv "luv ,Munir , Ill will ll .I iwlillit f', :nut I dll ,,ll,:wql, li: mln ,,,'l , , llllP,x,r, fI,l,,',, I ',i,l,.,g"l ' I ' l..l,.,:,,,,:H" 1f'.'Il'n liffhl hu ,ll ',i'l':Ih ",',' 'mo' ul'wl'1 i"l""i:..I infix ' iiilni' in Ii Y "i 'Q AIIHU i ,him-X' Lmiifliigi ' "' 'i X. .,,....g,.- g gmc, K 1 Q I Y N I--This is the day upon which we are GALIQ Tie!-tl, D -1 6 74 EJ -I -W--5. . 1 . J' wx, . 1 reminded what we are on the other 364- 3-Bill Penn has just discovered that "Robin Redbreastu has arrived. Of course we realize the fact that his attentions have been directed upon other species of 'lbirds". 5--Princess Chrysanthemum. 8-The phone rang and "Yi" answered it. "Violetta," came Cliff's voice over the wire, "I want you to an- swer a question. VVill you marry me?" "Yes," said "Vi", "who is it ?" 17-18-Biggest SUCCESS of the year -SENIOR C L A S S PLAY!! BEST EVER!! 20-HPTCHSC, Ma'm," began the hobo in appealing tones, as he stood at the kitchen door on wash day. 'Tye lost my leg." "Well, I ain't got it,', snapped Marvel, slamming the door. 24-"Mac" is desperately in love with a Miss Nan. Do you remember what Mark Twain says of the man in love P-"He is useless on top of the ground, he ought to be under it inspiring the cabbagesf' 27-Tell the truth or trump-but get the trick. 28-Inter lligh School musicale at Findlay. lNe sincerely hope for success. 30-This is one gloomy dayg everybody on the grouch. Wlioever has lived long enough to find out what life is knows how deep a debt of grati- tude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world! Boo Hoo!! 91 30-Gaylord E. Leslies motto-"VVhe'n angry, count four, when very an- gry, swear." Dwight Thomas gets too friendly with a 'plane in Manual Training room. Gets end of his Hnger taken off. at -Q Q XS as e- " P H A 5 W ft 'iffy w e - it Id Q, I fe, FREN 0 TXTTQAT lit," sf. ,JWTT 'lgli Ml A lg dz K ',' I 'lil hi ivligllliml--' ml'-'m1ni..la.,ll.i, ln ilrhlm.alL'.lu'- I-OUT last month in high school Cwe 5 hopej. We've been well trained and training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond, caulitiower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. -This is one of the peculiarly dan- gerous months to speculate in grades. The others are April, March, February, january, Decem- ber, November, Uctober and Sep- tember. t 8-VVhen We reHect upon the number of disagreeable people whom we have known that have gone to a better world, we are moved to lead a different life. 15-During the four years of our high school life we have made a study of human nature, and have come to this conclusion about the sin of Adam: Adam was but human- this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the appleis sake, he wanted it only because it was GAI-IB A i ' ' -' 'Q- rl 2, mil forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding him the serpentg then he would have eaten the serpent. 17-The holy passion of Friendship is 22-2 so sweet and steady and enduring a nature that it will last through a lifetime-if not asked to lend money. 3-Parties, parties, everywhere parties. 24-The Prom. We want to express our thanks to the Juniors. We surely appreciate the grand time they gave us. 25-Commencement. "Consider well the proportion of things," says Mark Twain. "It is better to be a young june-bug than an old Bird of Paradise." 26-Farewell Party. Our high school life is ended, and we have endeavored to live so that when we come to die, even the un- der taker Will be sorry. A QQ +12 , :-as i l li -. ,S A53 . .xt Zi AL inns! . ..-.1..1.,.i ' ,?...1q..ii --Y. W, - LX rf' aea 2 y 'll l E 1 Cartoon Contest-Second Prize 92 GB . 'NN' .N ,, x X xx MQQWAMMXQE! mf 4- 'WiuJP" W X " ' ' f 5 + W x 4 is JUKBH :E W1 x WM. canons' m y f Wi" .Lwwb x 5, xx J. 5- X X 7 iw 4' I X is-2, ggfrn. If , I W QE ff 6 N WW QA!-.IE WIP? T I 'gs ' Q" ir : Jokes, Ads and Cartoons Mr. Rowland fin the Civics classj: "Glenn, name the different kinds of taxes." Glenn Angevine: "Direct, indirect, and carpet tax." Mr. Howland: t'Is it cheaper for a government to have a king or a president P" lkonnewitz: "A pres-ident, because you have to buy a king a new crown everv season." -it Mr. Bowland: "Talking about government, is this school socialistic P" G. Leslie: "No, absolute monarchfy Miss Hall: "What are the people who live in the convents called PU G. Leslie: 'fConvicts." Ruth Richards Qin English 452 "john Gowers was born in I325 and died in I804.', Mr. Rowland fin Civicsj : "If the federal ratio of the population of a state came out with a fraction of just over half, how do they decide the number of representatives Pl' G. Angevine: "They send in for representative a one-legged man." Leo Hammon Cin French 232 "How do you translate this sentence P" Miss Allison: "You,ll find out pretty soon." Leo: "But I want to know before I find out." Miss Hall: "VVhat did King Arthur have in his court besides fifty knights P" G. Leslie: "Fifty days." French 2, fourth period in the morning. "Tell me in French what the first thing you do before eating is.', Paul Jones: "I donlt know. It has been so long since I've eaten that I have forgottenf' 1- Miss Hall: "In Chaucer's time, what was a Franklin P" Leslie: "A Saxon noblemanf' Miss Hall: "Where did they get the title for 'David Copperfield?" C. Painter: "From the chief character." Miss Hall: "Do you know of any story where the title is taken from the time taken up by it Pi' Painter: "Ten Nights in a Bar Room." Leo Hammon: "Do you know, I'm getting more beautiful every day P" Miss Riggs: "What is the feminine of 'manyf' Marvel Rittenhouse: "Cissyf' 94 H-E ' 'Q K 67LC3Al..l5L, , -.f N f VY - B-I In -G H-f-if A if Un All Occasions "Say It With F lowers" Wulf J. WI 1 E '- F I-fl E fl Cf ,mv-vm.. .-nfl :W ' - wg! rifmr 1415 Lf-S -' -FROM- Scharff Brothers LEADING FLORISTS VAN WERT, OHIO PHONES: 2071-2072 ' RESIDENCE 2872 95 GAL-I5 :Q 4 . Q7 6 014 IIN, 1 4 t '-'aff' it gi -t r to t, --et M oi o ,Sf fm sl!-f 0 ff: 5: "' V f , ,I ., 4 5 Cartoon Contest ' Third Prize . i N Wade- Ever E Clever Prom and Graduation Footwear The James Clark Shoe Co. -of course 5 A l. I 3 ef U Ll-if ' 24 :ff -init --h..l.i--Cain -4-A --Li-A-4-A IT HAS TO BE GOOD If It Comes from BROWN'S Ice Cream Ices Candies PHONE 3173 -'r1'I"q.--qr-1p-1g.--'r1'v'-qr-u'r-q--'r'q. 97 E ' ww - . Nl mn ' Wu mim- 1 .-. , .1 ' lil' QA!-I5 ' 74 LJ lul-.?L, ,f'? P. - - 'Ip I M' J I I ' WE SELL NOTHING BUT The Standard of the World for Quality VAN WERT, OHIO Miss llallz "XVhere clicl the nuns stay ?" Leslie: "In missionaries." llowlancl: "Name rt qualineition of a representative." "He must reside in the district where he livesf' Barr: "How clo you measure illuminating gas ?" Iirosh: "By the gallon." K'I,eslie is sure a religious boy." 'tlIow's that ?" "XYl1y he follows the llible to the letter." "l'll bite. VVhat part ?" "The part that says 'Love thy neighbor'." POPULAR PRICED MERCHANDISE To sell good qua'ity merchandise at popular prices is our aim. 'Ihat's why you can always look to this store as a p a e to save money on your purchases. Visit Our New Store Often New M ercbandise ls Arriving Daily Tricks 5c and 1Oc Store 140 EAST MAIN STREET 7i""C"'fi"" ?"7'u"' TF" FV'-'JV' IF"'5'9""Y" 98 Jones, Tudor 62? Gilliland , 7L5Al.l5L! Lll iiqlgir " 6 XF iv-L51 ., ee fe Q-NLLL' 2 ' W i 5 'fo . in ' " ' .4195 .df-v...al.i .4f!.x..nAr..4.9 We invite you to See our Com- plete line of Bird Bathst Lawn Seats Flower Boxes and Vases The Balyeat Coal and Builders' Supply Co. South Shannon Street Phone 2901 You Get What You Pay For No use trying to fool yourself by seeing how cheap you can get personal service. We have a pride in giving the best that can he given he-cause we know that is what you want. A Sanitary Barber Shop all the Time. Harry DeCamp, Proprietor -gr-., 9 CQAI-I3 -:V L A 674 lu UQ' me A " " H HATS of QUALITY At Prices that are truly Reasonable Stevens 8: Bradley Votner: "Of what gas is Rll the symbol?" Rank: "Rhubarb" Miss Humphrey: HXYll21f is the first meal in the morning ?" Fresh ' "Oz1t1neal.,' Elowlzmrlz "XYl1z1t clirl the people of the Stone we lI'D I Chas. jg "Hear Qbarel skins," Senior: "lley, lireshie, what time is it ?" Ifreshie: Ulflow clirl you know l was El lfreshie ?" Senior: "l guessed it." lfreshie: "Then guess what time it is." ! lrlilgl-t.2kR'S BAKERY ILK BREAD Phone 2417 East Main Street 100 G A L. I 5 ' Y ef 'H W RM Y "The dollar YOU hacvasafved is the EASIEST you 'fve made " IT starts an account in the Van Wert National Bank at any time, so do it NOW THE Y. M. C. A. OF VAN WERT COUNTY Presents Equipment and a Program for the All 'Round Development of BOYS AND YOUNG MEN "A M embersbip in the Y. M. C. A. Is an Evidence of High Purpose" 10 Iwi- -F, r Q1 A 1' H. -' 1e..T e. 1 T 1501 x i 6 74 LJ ' V gb YM I-.L-5 'S i lun. l i f A A I e 'i'1'e ini- WE HAVE ENJOYED WATCHING THE PROCESSION OF THE CLASS OF '22 AS THEY MARCHED IN REVIEW BEFORE OUR CAMERA THE WORK HAS BEEN A PLEASURE AND WE WISH EACH ONE A SUCCESSFUL CAREER THE AGLER STUDIO Katy: "Did I ever show you where I was tatooed ?" Charlie fexpectantlyj: "No" Katy: "XVell, we can drive around that way.',' The cows are in the meadow, The sheep are in the grass, Hut all the educated bluffs Are in the Senior class. lf the Seniors do all the big things And the Freshmen do all the small, Then please tell me this: XVhy are the Sophomores and Juniors at all? 102 GALIS D.. 74 LJ L.l.:s - IH 'Ill 1 T- 5' I I ' T gl nm in 'll' ' -1 2 Zh it 'ce 1- . 4 , 'fi m...... mlllllll " ., -..L ' 3 Clothes are a Big Part of . Q 9 5545 A Young Man s IFASIHJHCIDN t umm APPEARANCE CClLCID'Il'll1'lllIEllRS When you are buying Clothes you are really buying Personal Appearance. Two things are to be considered-how good the appearance is and how long it will last. Our Clothes are made by Master Craftsmeng they give you style, individualityg you get materials that keep their finish, and workmanship that assures stubborn resistance to wear. Many of the new Spring Suits are of Home- spuns and Tweeds. These two fabrics are ,f K very fine: they are rich in appearance, style, w il l 'Ill 4 -f 'N X and they have the advantage of extra good 2 ' fly wearing qualities. 'I WNFW ' . 0 r, Q ' ' ' F 'HU l'Q l' ' UA'-'TY CLOTHING' 103 fc!!!-IQLJ 1, R A Wu. I Att ' EH H . 5 -N nllllllli jig . ,, .. Always at 'em The Times IT'S YOUR DUTY TO KNOW MORE ABOUT LIFE INSURANCE A NORTHWESTERN POLICY Embraces Everything Desirable in Good Life Insurance Larger Dividends-Therefore Lower Net Cost The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. Milwaukee, Wisconsin IRA COLE, District Agent IOOM EAST MAIN STREET VAN WERT, OHIO 104 7L5Al-IQLJ "is?g:2s " 6 me Q -Sling H 3 minima: "L lull -' i Pj mTW in ff ml 21 ,U mil- 3. E-ulnuxi l N A w 1' a - .fy . g ullllllll ,- .. f --kli-ii-k.i..il--4--+4--2.li.l--4- - l h s K ilfiifg .w4 .'Yf7 3 ' w 1, :lg MX., will li, gl 1, f s e las! Je oo' " .X ..4A -i3w'if'7lHll ,X 'lg .. 'll 1 ' , l. so-,lklir ' s' 'MQW owrumd4sedm The Evans Automobile Co. Distributors of Overland 4-Willys-Knight and Cadillac Cars -Also- Garford Trucks and Fisk Tires l That's why we say: "Some firms keep the BEST. We don't- we sell it." 105 7LGALl5Lj I 6 , fs, TO BE EFFICIENT REQUIRES KEEN VISION zvzslenr SPECIALIST I I I WEST MAIN STREET VAN WERT, OHIO l l 4 Katef "Can you give me a proof Of your love ?', Charlie ikissing herlz "XVell, there is au imprint Of it." liarrz "XVl1y is the air in a refrigerator dry?" N. L. lretOu: "Because there is no moisture in it." -2- l Tlarr: "VVhy is salt usecl in making iee cream?" Fresh: "lt makes it taste better." A GOOD JOKE Miss Hall: "Charles, where is your book ?" Charles Jones: "l took it home to stucly. Ha! lla! Ha!" STORAGE BATTERIES Trust Your Work With Us-You'll Be Satisfied Ask Anyone All Makes Repaired Bonnewitz Battery Station 121 SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET VAN WERT, OHIO ' "I" "I" "I" "l""P'?f"l""lv" "I" 106 u GALIQ 674 We-ff mee INSTANT RECOGNITION Y g M 1 ly R g h s Kuppenhelmer Good Clothes TbySrrh P FOR Correct Attlre Van Wert Clothing Co H I 1 n EJ IH' mln Q ll"'TiIlNm ' I- ' Q " ' 2' ir 1 Q -E1 lnlln. 27 oun en ns ' p ' ' y f O e e e ace I QALIQ ef ' Us f , .S ig W ' 1 -J IH' lull I Ta- 1 49-in- C. S. ALLE E6 SON GROCERIE .-X timid little Freshie To the jokenieter did comeg Dropped in his little penny And waited for his gum, llc who does not know and knows that lic docs not know lS A FIQESHMAN! lie who does not know and thinks that he knows IS .N SC DPI lC'JlX'lORE ll Ho who knows and does not know that he knows IS A JlfNlORlll llc who knows and knows that he knows IS .-X SlfNlOR!!!l TO YOU: If You wish the best in all DRUGS, SUNDRIES, COSMETICS, Books, FOUNTAIN PENS, EVERSHARPS, KODAKS, TOILET ARTICLES: in fact those things that drug stores handle, kindly permit us to demonstrate Our Service of Individual Attention. Respectfully yours, PENNELL BROS. 108 GALIQ neg J 1, 6 74 U15 , rglmlii :X 2 fn za- 'W .. ""'. , ln.. inmll . ,. -.. Miss Hall: "VVl1at is the name of that sonnet ?" Lucille B.: "The Allegoriealfl ln one of Cotner's geometry classes on a test paper. Question: "Explain Prop. 25." Answer: "Jim Smith-God knows the answer, I dont" The paper was returned with this inscribed on the margin: "God will get the credit--you wOn't.'l . Oh, the king he had a razor, He kept it on the shelf: And every time he shaved his beard He cut his little self. Cotner: '4Robert, what is pasteurized milk?" "Boom" Gunn: "Milk from a cow that is kept in a pasture." Miss Allison: "Wlien was the author Marvianx born F" .lerry Ike: "In 16887 Miss Allison: A'VVhen did his career begin F" Jerry: "In 1688? HIGH GRADE it I d Q At Very Moderate Prices BRUNSWICK PHONOGRAPHS AND RECORDS The Universal Instrument F ' V an W ert urmture Co. The One Price Furniture Company Phone 3123 First Door West of Court House 109 GA L I 5 6 . '-Us n, ilnalfvg -fnnfjjg i7'iif'f2?lv " V' Q ' 5225525 I B' Apsmz'ifJrss' . m - Ecowomv BANK Accoum 1,imq,if- WWW' lv EDUCATION Mifinfl C 1 , .mtl-iv All Climb the ladder to Success By Firmly Grasping Each Rungl BE IN EARNEST ALL THE WAY i V And You'll Reach Success at an Early Day I The Van Wert Building and Savings Company "U" "T"W""l" "'f"lf'l""l""l" "l""l""T""'i""l""9""l""l""l""l" "l""l"1O"'T"Q" 1 vcgfkl-ISL! 'N A - 6 VI E Q -.--,,--:-Q J 1" w --.J-V 'T 5, l" he --ATT 'Q The Ireton Bros. Company HAY-COAL-GRAIN PRICES AND SERVICE ARE OUR MOTTO Your Patronage Solicited Nr. Cotner: "How can you tell a mule PU 'KB0om" Gunn: "By its voice." There was once a young mam named Augustus, XVh0 from time to time surely fussecl us. Down the hall he'rl pat-pat, to find where were ut. lf he c0ulclu't, oh, how he cussed us. i Miss Hall: "In what meter is this poem written F" Jones: A'Gas meter." "How often do you hit your fingers in Manual Training ?" 1 lllorg Penn: "I never come that close' I , S i i W ILSCN GIROD Dealers in HARDWARE, NAILS, GLASS, PAINTS, OILS, SASH, DOORS, BELTING, ETC., ETC. 1 I4 EAST MAIN STREET VAN WERT, Omo 111 GALISU i oss BAKERY Sally-Ann Big-Dandy Bread PHONE 2505 VAN WERT A PLAY IN Two Acrs Scene: A roadside Filling station. Enter: A Paige touring car. Driver: "How far is it to Chicago?" Agent: H140 milesf' "Give nie 20 gallon gas and I quart of oil." Enter Overland. "How far is it to Chicago P" H140 miles." "Give me IO gallon of gasoline and I pint of oil.' Fnter Ford. 'Tlow far is it to Chicago ?" MI4O miles." "Get me a sample can of 3-in-I oil while I fill me radiator." Soph: "l wonder what makes the Post Office smell so ?" Fresh: 'The dead letters, I suppose." Cotner: "VVhat's the name of the largest diamond ?" Esther llienz "The ace." 112 i5Al.l3 674 Q UQ, I a a a" 1 'H' rg -- an immi - T he Bank of Cordial Efficiency I Organized IQO3 CAPITAL AND SURPLUS ONE-QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS The resources of this bank, coupled with a sincere desire to serve, makes it the ideal financial institution of the county. The best recommendation and reference a young person can have is a bank account, no matter how small. The oflicers and employees of this bank are always glad to meet the young people- It is a pleasure to give them counsel and advice. Peoples Savings Bank VAN WERT, OHIO 113 GP-Llg ...u.1..II. iifhlill I-ll 7L5ALl5LJ YOU ARE NEVER LICKED UNTIL YOU QUIT FIGHTING AND SMILING To be patient is not always easy, To be cheerful is much harder stillg But at least we can always be pleasant, If we make up our minds that we will. And it pays every time to look kindly, Although you feel worried and blue: lf you smile at the world and he cheerful, The world will smile back at you. So try and brace up and look pleasant, No matter how low you are down: Good humor is always contagious, But you banish your friends when you frown. Compliments of The Strand and The Lyric Visitor: "VVill Cliff Painter graduate this year P" Senior: "No, he is being retired on the pension list." Mr. Speith: "NVhy do you call your car 'Regulat0r'?" Mr. Smith: "Because all the other cars go by it." SIGN IN A l'i0ARDING HOUSE mln God we trust, but all others must pay cash." Angevine: "I am a little still from boxing last nightf' Penn: "Where did you say you was from ?" Miss Hall: "Clifford, what is didactic poetry?" Pete: "A poem in which one of the characters dies." Benders 5 10c Store We have a splendid line of Ladies' and Children's Spring Hats and Trimmings very reasonably priced. Also a big line of Curtains and Curtain Goods. We would be pleased to see you. BENDER'S 5c AND loc STORE 115 7LC3Al.l3Lj E 6 , 'Q-, T' "J 'JT " ' D ' H 1- ' , T I llllllllllll W ,fA'. .,,.,, . . Q --.f 55f:552.'F,.i' ' THE H T SHOP The very newest, smart and exclusive styles always shown at our shop! MARGUERITE ALLEN FRYER SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard, To get her poor daughter a dressg llut when she got there the cupboard was bare, So was her daughter, l guess. Rowland: "Order! Order !" jones Qalmost awakebz "Siukers and coffeef, I Miss Riwfs: "W'l1at is the Jlural of hab 'PH Q . bbrq U , l 5 Semor: "lw1us.' "l would like to take out some insurance." "Fire or life?" "l!oth. l have a wooden leg." The Van Wert Overall Mfg Co. E Manufactu rers of - BROWNIES BOYS' AND MEN'S OVERALLS AND SHIRTS C. S. FERGUS, President CORNER MAIN AND F. E. LONGWELL, Secy. and Treas. MARKET STREETS VAN WERT, OHIO 116 G!!!-I3 74 U 1 e 1"' "ln - Ii.. , E I' ' .. . y lllllll p.,, Nicw ADDITIONS TO V. VV. H. S. Q15 Senior boys' smoking and poolroom. Q23 Teachers from Ziegfeld Follies. L39 Teleplloues at each study room desk. Q45 liig morris chairs in class rooms and study room. Ck5j Cell in which to COIIFIHC hefty men teachers. Q63 Dance Qfreej every morning, noon and evening. Free lunch stand with Eskimo Pie. No teacher in Study Hall. Q77 Q83 fob Free movie, continuous in Study Hall. 6105 Morrises in west end upper hall. lllj Shoe shiner for liill Shakespeare. "You are the sunshine of my life." "Oh, jack!" "You reign alone in my heart." "Darling!" "With you at my side I could weather every storm." "jack, is this a proposal or a weather report P" SUITS OVERCOATS BALYEAT AND WASSENBERG OUTFITTERS FOR MEN AND Bovs HATS FURNISHINGS 117 GA!-I3 wt .. T' a a C , lun nllllllliil M' Ten Years ld Feb. 12, 1922 SUCCESS MEANS SUCCESS Dry cleaning plants have improved 500 per cent in the past ten years, but the public's ideas on cleaning have changed very little. You will do well to investigate this industry and see that you get what you pay for. We secured the ENERGINE rights of Northern Ohio at great expense. ' We have the only deodorizing machine in this territory, By our fair treatment to all, and giving you the best and most up-to-date methods of dry-cleaning, we have grown from the small room in 1912, to our modern cleaning plant of today. OUR dry-cleaning plant pays YOU But if you want cheap work, don't come here The Presserette x I2 SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET PHONE 2323 A- L. MATTHYS V118 7LcAl-ISL! 'I . me in Q' ALWAYS THE BEST Try Us and See E PIRE LAUNDRY 1 I4 WEST JACKSON STREET PHONE 3401 john Barr used to be a carpenter. We wonder what made him quit. Corner: "lou didnlt get any action from putting su phuric acid on a penny, did you Frecl?l' Rank: "No, but I lost the penny. Did you find it P" Miss llall Qafter seeing note fly through airl : "The next thing I see Hying through the air, out you gof' Rank: "Do you include angels ?" Miss .-Xllison: "Forrest, will you give us some fresh air?" Mr. Karns says that if you ever see two people alike they are the same person. SCHOOL SUPPLIES OFFICE SUPPLIES PHYSICIANS' SUPPLIES TOILET SUPPLIES SOAP, PERFUME, FACE CREAM AND POWDER TALC DRUGS STATIONERY HINES 53 SO Quality and Service Phone 2339 Home of Fantine Hair Nets 119 cz P- L I B ' . y E III: u.., nlllmll 1 Y lil! ---- V ' If Q VELVET A I in 4 LA ICE CREAM 'S gg . d459yX4'lWV OR 3 WMI Lkjxnnv' X AT ALASKA BARS The Standard Creamery Co. TELEPHONE 2390 M. W. GEARY F. W. GEARY M. W. GEARY Ei' SON THRESI-IERS, IMPLEMENTS, WAGONS, BUGGIES, TRACTORS AND SUPPLIES Telephone: OfHC9, 2145: Residence, 2853 CORNER WALNUT AND E. CENTRAL AVE., VAN WERT, OHIO 120 74GAl-130 The First National Bank VAN WERT, OHIO STARTLING FACTS THAT MAY HIT YoU QOCZ: of the business men reach old age without an adequate income. IQ out of 20 people fail to provide for old age or their families. 35727 of the widows of the country are in want. 90? of the children in the United States must leave school and go to work before reaching the eighth grade. 80? of the adult population leave no estate at death. These Facts Can Be Changed by Steady Saving Start a Savings Account now and add to it regularly every week or month of every year. We will add to your savings deposits 3? interest compounded semi-annually. Your savings of "today" may be needed "tomorrow" to make your old age comfortable: to save your widow from want or keep your children in school. TOTAL RESOURCES S 1 ,720,000 Member of the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States We Pay 4? on Time Deposits The First National Bank VAN WERT, OHIO H. J- GILLILAND, President H. L. CONN, Vice-President J. M. COLLETTE, Cashier 121 7L5Al-ISL! Painter: "Fd jump in the creek for a dollarf' Thatcher: "You wouldn't get a dollar, but I know what you would getfy Painter: "VVhat's that ?" Thatch: "A cent" fscentb. Mcfiurk wanted to know how the rest of the school would like to sit on the Annual Staff. Miss Henry: "Tell something about Hiawathaf, John Mitchell: "He taught the Indians how to raise fish and catch corn." ' Mr. Karns Qannouncing the Assembly Programbz "There will be two quartets sung for us this morning. The first will be com- posed of four people and the second will be composed of five people." Mr. Bowland: "If the President and all the Cabinet should die, who would officiate?" Senior: "The undertakerf' Miss Henry fafter talking about the weather mentioned in 'lvanhoe'j: "Are there any storms in 'Ivanhoe'?" Freshman: "Yes, the storming of the Castle of Torquilsto'ne." Miss Henry: "Give me a sentence in which the word 'data' is used." V. Tones: "T have a data week." JONTEEL face beauty products are known the world over and give satisfaction. Ask for JONTEEL Powder and Rouge Compacts: they always please. THE REXAQLL STORE C. J. HAVEN, Proprietor 122 SAI-I5 ef .H W -UQ' ga, i Aj D 4: 1- 1 LlllllIlllllllllIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII4 "v A lflmnarmniulmf1fZg3.E3EAg' '-"'-"'-W5 - i-M ei - Lg The Bonnewitz Co. Brings Their Merchandise From the World's Best Markets THEY GUARANTEE STYLE QUALITY SERVICE AND A SQUARE DEAL The Bonnewitz Co. QWWNQ Q i ,Aff ' ' Nm. V uL l1fn1WllN1Wn.lEE3 E35unL u1uM1I1uM f ' "' ' 9- X me A if A ALIQ , 5 I ri F e , 3 ,,n nu' I - ' H + . M -5 S Y - . . p 'El HIM nllllllll 1 gm ,. ,. i H Youngs Drug Huhn's Candy Store Shop "Meet Your Friends Here" "Our Own M ake" ODD FELLOWS BLOCK Corner Main and Washington Streets VAN WERT, OHIO Hetrick's Barber Shop 109 SOUTH CHESTNUT STREET VAN WERT, OHIO Your Satisfaction Is Our Success 25c-HAIR BOBBING A SPECIALTY-25c Lucky Tiger Tonic for Dandruff and Violet Ray for Scalp Boncilla Face Treatment Removes Blackheads and Clears the Sking Also Lifts Out the Lines-75c Hair Cut .....................,.t..........w,............ 25c Shampoo .............,,,...., ,.i,............ 2 5c Shave .......,..........,t.Y.............w,..,.,.............,. I 5c Massage Y.,.....i........,v,.,.,..,......,,,e,,,,,,,,...... 35c Tonic .,.,.......................Y,..,..,.,,....... 15c and 25 First Class Work and Courteous Treatment JOHN A. HETRICK, Proprietor 124 GALIS Liegffz- 'N 6 m ' F Y A ima ' -T nl Q ' X l' 1 , ff The Central Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Co. VAN WERT, OHIO Organized April, 1876 CASH ASSETS ------ S2,229,000.00 CASH SURPLUS ------ SI,OO0,000.00 H. V. OLNEY, President C. A. L. PURMORT, Secretary 25 7459-LIQLJ Z' A A 6 nw- "ln T H. H. Holbrook, Dentist By Appointment NATIONAL BANK BLOCK PHONE 2716-2585 Miss Hall: "XN7hat is the three-pronged fork of Neptune called?,' Penn: "A pitchfork." Cotner: "l'he gas that was left over at the end of the war is now being converted into perfumesf, Morgan l'enn: "I dOn't think they would need much convert- ing. 1t's all the same stufff, l Miss Riggs: "I think 'Dear Sir' is too informal in a business letter. lt implies some previous acquaintancef' Margaret Neel: "I have heard lots of people use 'Dear' that never saw each other before." . HAN MER ' FRESH, SMOKED AND SALT MEATS PURE MADE SAUSAGE PHONE 3309 302 EAST MAIN STREET 126 GALIQ Wi ,,,wfJ'T, ff CROOKS BROTHERS Dealers in SHELF AND HEAVY HARDWARE PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES, BRUSHES, STOVES, TINWARE 106 EAST MAIN STREET Phone 2102 Van Wert, Ohio YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME I -AT- I 1 GLEASON'S TOBACCO STORE W9 , , 9719 F 79? 127 63A-I-I3 I - i MARSH HOTEL mil ll!!! L2 l We Cater to SPECIAL DINNERS VAN WERT, OHIO llowland: "Leslie, I wish you would grow up pretty soonf' Margaret Neel Cin lixcalihur Staff PYOQYEIIHJZ f"l'he stories cannot he more than 1000 words long." ClIIII'lCS jones: "How long is a word?" MR. l!ow.xNu xr Tllli COUNTY FAIR Salesman of Ohio Farmer: "Mister, you should buy this magazine, You can't do without it." llowland: "l'm sorry, l'm a school teacher, not a farmer." Salesman: "You teach agricu ture in school, so you really need it." Boxylancl Qdisgustezllyjz "I don't want your paper, I can't read." Salesman: "You look it." THE B LLET I JOB PRINTING VAN WERT OHIO 128 v40A""SLf I 6 1 , 'Q A, A --1' .- . , o 'E mllllllm -L QUALITY MERCHANDISE AT THE LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICE L-m N N I f 3.1546 6 I Q.7' 4 R 'N I ,'xX. The effect of the above policy has been a rapid and steady growth WEBER MOORE 129 GA!-IQU f be EJ in ul Q' e o for llarr: "Wl1at is one way of keeping cool in warm weather ?" I Yie Carpenter: "By evaporating." Fieshman tafter Miss Humphrey had explained the blanket stitchj : "XVill you explain this comfort siitch again?" Cotner: "About one-tenth of our vinegar is made from heating wood in the absence of air." Penn: "Can you make wood cider that way ?" The reason our teachers are so angelic and heavenlike is because they eat at "Harp's boarding housefl Leslie: "XVhat is the formula for alcohol?" Cotner: "C2HbQH." l.eslie: g'Then when you drink hooch you take in hydrogen." Cotner: "Yes" Leslie: "That must be what makes you so light-headed." From l2th Century Poetry and Prose: f'The Queen forthwith bade her servant to tell Mars, who was waiting outside, to take off his garb of war and enter," etc., etc. Miss Hall: "NVhy did Shakespeare put the palm tree in the Forest of Arden, which is in Belgium?" Bonnewitz: "He put the pa ni tree there to make the lion feel at home." Bowland: "VVhy don't you recite better, Fred-are you scared?" Fred: "No, sir, I'm fussedf' "Doris, have you ever sat on Doc Sampsell's lap ?', Doris B.: "No. he thinks too much of the crease in his trousers." joe Iretonz "Speaking of eggsf ---" and just then Mr. Karns came in. Mr. Speith: Ulf this room was full of people and all of them pushed toward the door, what would be the effect?" Nrt Lybarger: "There wouldn't be any doorfl Leslie fin French 2?lI "Wliat is the feminine of 'hym'nl?l' 130 vL0A"'BLf Q . I -- I ' I H' Z 'fr Y I V' E- PIANOS, PLAYER PIANOS, VICTROLAS COLUMBIA GRAFONOLAS, SONORAS THE SIDLE COMPANY FURNITURE RUGS, STOVES, CARPETS, DISHES, HOOVER ELECTRIC SWEEPERS Complete Outfits Our Specialty Home of Victor and Columbia Records 131 CQAI-I3 ,ir 1 1 6 74 I LJ Y A wwh!5! Dias -6? Norris Coal Co. Dealers in COAL AND BUILDING MATERIAL PURINA FEEDS 517 LEESON AVENUE PHONE 2338 WILD BROTHERS FRESH, SALT AND SMOKED MEATS I A Satisfied Customer Is Our Best Advertisement VAN WERT, OHIO 1 NEEL Ee SIPLES ' fSuccessors to Dayton Hardj AUTOMOBILE HOSPITAL Dealers in SECOND-HAND CARS AND ACCESSORIES VAN WERT, OHIO Opposite Postoffice Phone 2433 132 P 746Al-130 I MI mm C-QAI-I5 , 6 74 I N UQ, I ' - li , ' T I ll' ull ' - "" 'T Qpgrqm WI T-Q: f 12m - . , "Tr HIM nlllllll - J' MAKING PICTURES THAT PLEASE ' 1- ppp rsaibsfgg-lglf-SPT' 4, QJQQ- -.:,4?' 'Aja' I 5' N'1'Qtv" Is OUR AIM IN PHOTOGRAPHY SENIORS:- Let us frame your diplomas--splendid assortment of mouldings to select from. I R. J. Hofmann Art Studio "Best in Quality" "Fairest in Price" Agents for the NEW EDISON DIAMOND DISC PHONOGRAPI-I Balyeat Furniture CO. 1 I7-I9 SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET VAN WERT, OHIO 134 745Al-lgb 55-51 A 6 Q 7 , -e a m -. f fe r 3. .. ,' :r -- - Zn r ...gf 3 'Ei lllllll :lm .. . - Mr. Speith: "Why do they call it the fluid theory of elec- tricity?', Fred Palmer: "Because they say 'turn on the juice'." jack Farnum Qin American Historyj: "XVhere is New Hamp- shire?" Mr. Rowland: Hjust where it always wasf' Miss Henry fin Public Speakingj: "ln giving a speech, what is the disadvantage of reading your speech from your paper?" Charles jones: "The lights might go outfl Miss Henry: "Yes, then where would you be ?" Charles Jones: mln the darkfl Mr. Speith: "Now, when two bodies in motion meet, is heat generated ?" Art Lybarger: UNO, sirg I hit a fellow the other day and he knocked me cold." Mr. Barr: "lf the houses were so poorly constructed in the Colonial times didnlt the people suffer from the cold?" ' Yerl Long: "They wore clothes then." Miss Riggs: "Eleanor, don't you know that curiosity once killed a cat?" Eleanor: "VVhose cat ?'l Mabel Stettler: "Reading maketh a man full." Paul Jones: "The dentist said I had a large cavity that needed Ellingf' Senior: "Did he recommend any special course of study ?" Miss Riggs: "What did Caesar say when Brutus stabbed him?" Soph: "Ouch!" Fresh frunning home at noonj: "T got 100 percent today in language." Mother: "My but you are improving." Fresh: "Yep, l got 50 in English and 50 in French." Senior Girl: "VVhat do you think of a fellow that will make a girl blush?" Senior Roy: "I think he is a wonderf' 135 .ICQAI-I3 L I 'll' I i -yr w, 4 i I 4,171- - 4- - wex fg "M ..!... "Say it Witlz Flowers" C. H. TREFFINGER THE EXCLUSIVE RETAIL FLORIST I Flowers for All Occasions Weddings, parties, birthday anniversaries and all social occasions demand Flowers. We are in a position at all times to give you the Choicest Blooms and in addition we can deliver Flowers anywhere in the United States for you in a short time through the Florists' Telegraph Association, of which we are a member. "Say It With Flowers" C. H. TRE FI GER 328 GEORGE STREET PHONE 3227 VAN WERT, OHIO 136 SAI-.IS ,Il Hu, -Ll OWN YOUR OWN HOME If you are thinking of building a new home, call at our oflice and look over our plan books. We can help you figure the cost. The Slagle Lumber Co. VAN WERT, OHIO "The Yard With the Stock" PHONE 2914 GUY L. CARPER, Manager Smith: "Angevine, youlre not eigible for the next game, you only have two signers so far." ":X'nge": "How many have you seen ?', Smith: "Two," Eugene Agler Qin Civicsj: "A caucus is a secret meeting of either party in Congress to elect a speaker or a Hoorwalker." Charles jones Qin Chemistry Labj: "Mr Cotner, did you say this gas is invisible?" Cotner: "Yes" Charles: "I've been generating this for half an hour and I can't see anything." Dick Pretty: "It was on the Fifth day before the Kalends of November." Miss Collins: "Yes, that is the Latin way to put it: what is it on our calendar?" Dick: "Do you know, I never could get dates ?" Mr. Karns says "The only way to get in place at 8:30 is to get there at 8230" Wie never knew that before. 137 e i 'Z A l- I l ll Q ' 'T 1 I nllllllll " F llllu 1.., A -E. .ckli Q1 4 1 , 1 1 HARNESs"l9SUPPLIES.i 7Z"ll"Plf0flf E457 CHYTPAL AVE HARNESS AND SUPPLIES AUTO TOPS MADE AND REPAIRED-AWNINGS, TENTS AND CANVAS GOODS Telephone 3117 I23 East Central Avenue NV1sE S.xx'1Ni:s ui' .x Sxzxlok Thou shalt not become engaged while you are Seniors. Thou shalt pay the class clehts. Thou shalt love the school hoztrcl with ull thy heart and for all thine days for they sign the diplomas. Thou shalt not stick gum on the typewriters. Thou shalt not hluff in American llistory or Civics. Thou shalt not become puffed up over the Senior Class Play for pride goes hefore lllfllly 21 fall. Clarice Couts, the famous huntress. who says that Z1 cartridge fuse is part of a shotgun. Miss Dukes: "This man is eviclently a l:lSllCl'l'llZ1ll. li says he lives near the ocean and manufactures fish." Bianchi Brothers Manufacturers Wholesale and Retail Home-Made CANDY AND ICE CREAM Quality and Service PHONE 2437 124 EAST MAIN STREET 138 QALIQ , 674 L-IQ uns. li il ' A he F rnterno! oon one' Savings Co. I i i I W il! Borrow Your Money or Leno' yon their Money T. C. WILKINSON, President C. F. IWANSHIP, Secretary "Denim trickle." "To run slowly." "Define anecdote." "A short funny tale." "Use both in a sentence." "The clog trickled clown the street with a can tied to his anecdote." ' Mrs. Collins: Hxyllilt is the Latin race ?" joe Gleason: "lt is a race between a Latin pony and the teachers goat." 139 7LC3Psl-ISL! Lg, H I I 1 , A QTL ? i " "' The Kennedy Window Refrigerator SANITARY NEAT IN APPEARANCE ECONOMICAL So ventilated that it insures perfect circulation of air and thus lessens danger of spoiled food. lf On Sale at + THE SIDLE CO. CROOKS BROS. + Kennedy Mfg. Co. u,a-c.,,:-v54--q--.,,-v-qr-i'--gr-v7-qu-w,v-ag.- -..,..,.,, , 140 .,,.--fy 'X lu . , .X 4. "mfg,- ,Q gf, x, E w v .. , .V ,Aff S F. -,L if mp, -', 041' 1 P . .Q ,ggi ig Q , fa-Q.. :SA--'51 Q -fi J


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