Van Wert High School - Excalibur Yearbook (Van Wert, OH)
- Class of 1922
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, A Year Book, pub'ished by the Senior Class
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Van Wert High School
Van Wert, Ohio
Compiled ancl published by the Class of I922
Van Wert High School
Van Wert, Ohio
Printed by T. C. Wilkinson Gm Son
Van Wert, Ohio
Our High School days without a doubt
Are memories quite dear g
So in this book we've tried to place
Some of their joy and cheer.
That, should by chance some later day
Reveal us worn and blue,
We might, by turning to this book,
Live High School days anew.
HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING
WHERE THE WORK WAS DONE
We dedicate this, the fourth 'Z'0iH7'l'l6' of the Excalibztr,
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.
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Gladys M. Riggs
Mildred F. Henry
John W. Smith
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Beulah E. Humphrey
James H. Jones
H. L. SULLIVAN
john R. Barr
VVilbur C. Cotner
Mrs. John VV. Smith
H, B. Spieth
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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.
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Memories of the Seniors
,. v K .h T is a day to be remembered, when the Class of Twenty-two
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, ,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-
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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
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-
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.
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TNTARGARET N EEL "Marg"
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GAYLORD E. LESLIE "King:'
Dating with Jerry!
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BTILDRED B. RICHARDS "Peggy"
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GRACE KNOWLTON "Gracie"
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FRED RANK "Doc"
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TWYRTLE PRUDEN "Micks'
EUGENE AGLER "Peanut'
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Heing late to class!
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ENOCH You "Yoo-H00
NIIRIAM STITZ ".S'fit:y
To kid 'em along!
FORREST L. MCGUR14 "Mac
To be a second David Warwick!
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M H! ' CLARICE COUTS "Co0tz'e'
MARY HINES "Teri
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IIELEN SELLS "Teddy
Oh, for the art to be a seamstress!
AUGUSTA ETTS "Gussie'!
Spending week-end in Union Town-
Playing football !
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GWENDOI.YN JONES "Gwen
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ERN1is'r BAXTER "Baxter
Sleep and more sleep!
H ELEN VVEAVER "Canary
PAUL CONLEY "Conley"
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i1AZEL WARREN "War11ie
Going to the movies!
Basketball Qigl, 4205, f2Il, C227
CHARLES JONES "CI1a1'1ie
Entertaining Abraham !
Baseball f2Ij, Captain C223
Football 1213, f22l
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M ARGlxR1z'r RL,xcK "Peg
M.-xr.nwvN ROBERTS "Shorty
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JOSEPH GI.EtASON "foe
Antiques and women !
Eating, sleeping !
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HELEN H1iSTER "Ted'
Drawing cartoons of Seniors and
E. ELMER BROVVN ".F1fecleles'
HARRIbZ'1' RocsuiQNKEMPER "Harry"
MORGAN PENN "Brill"
Boxing to get strong!
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PAUL RON NEWITZ
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KA'rH15R1NE RIVRPHY "Kaly'
Chasing the geese!
RUSH VVIQLCII "Bo1'Is'
Striving for A's!
GERALDINIS BLACK "Jc1'1'y'
Typing in my sleep!
GAYLORD RICHEY "Gail
Making up studies!
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KATHLEEN THOMPSON "Kate
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CoR.xL1l2 SHAW "Oh, Pslzafv'
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CECILE Kooouz "Happy"
MARGXXRET SPAYD "Queenie"
THELMA GREENWALD "Punch"
Short story writing!
VED.,X SHEELY HF. A. P.
Writing letters to Austin!
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Guarding the forward!
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CJLWEN JONES "Pond
Playing and Singing !
iWARGARETTA MEREDITH "Gretta
Driving a black horse!
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EDNA TESTER "Cupid"
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OLIVE STEWART "Szmny"
MARVEI, RITTENHOUSE "Petunia"
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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The H induis Decree
" .Y-W1 VVO girls of the Class of '22 had such an overwhelming desire to know
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,
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
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
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
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.
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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
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.
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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
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." -
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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
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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.
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.
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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
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
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she had dreamed of, was to study and make every moment count while she was
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
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
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.
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Russel Gaddis '
Beatrice Van Voorhis
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
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fw Li, former Freshman "greenness".
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V ice-President-Virginia Campbell.
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-
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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-
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
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-
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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
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
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.
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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."
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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.
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, 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.
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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.
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
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-
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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.
Sue and I just got home from a hike we two took together. VVe're getting
to be awfully good friends.
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.
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
What do you know about that?
The Music Department
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
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Maidens Attendant on the Princess:
To-To ,................................ .... X Virginia Stewart
Yum-Yum .... ...... F 'lorenee Cowan
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Fairy Moonlieam. the l'rincess's Good Genius ........... .... N ellie Kirkland
The Emperor VVl1at-for-XYlii, a merciful f?l monarch... ..... Fred llaliner
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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
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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.
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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
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.
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.
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-
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"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.
'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.
"Neil" played at end and proved his
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.
"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
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
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"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.
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
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.
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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.
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'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.
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.
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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
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
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.
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
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"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.
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Senior Girls Champions i
Van XYert played Convoy, the winners of the County Tournament, March 4
and easily won by the score of 26 to Io.
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.
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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.
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"Katy", center-guard, was small but mighty on the basketball floor-fast,
aggressive, and a good running center. Next year will be her best.
"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
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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.
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
Freshmen Boys Champions
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Senior Class Play
'l'I'Ili IXIQIQIXZXI, OI" KITTY
A Fclrfz' in Tlzrvc Acts
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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.
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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
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.
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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.
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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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Balance from last year ........................... S 191.45
Ticket sales .................... ..... 8 72.05
Total . . . ...................... ..... S I.o53.5o
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
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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
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
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.
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The lirst junior Class Play was presented at the Strand March 6, 1922.
The title of the play was:
RUTH IN A RUSH
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
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 ......... .
. .Leo Hammon
. . . . .Leo Wertz
. . . .Fred Feber
. . .Louise Giffin
. . .Mary Chryst
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HE Prom given by the class of IQ22 was by far the most success-
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
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.
12-We're all back for our last round
in high school. Everything all set
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
Slides erected on campus today for
20-Senior wee'nie roast at Humphrey's
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
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
Big pep meeting.
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dainty little Senior lass thought she
had a date last night. Try, try
again, Tessg better luck next time.
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doomed were we to defeat. Lima
had a large crowd here. Fords and
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
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?
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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
3-If Hies are a sign of rain, the school
house will be a Noah's ark before
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
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?
They did, of course!
Hereis your chance!! Morgan
Penn has a sign on his coat, "Kick
Me V' He looks tired all ready.
'Tis said that john Graven, our
classmate, and Mr. Ungericht, our
venerable teacher, are married.
Cynthia Snoop snooped through
the transom into the balcony this
-Hearsay-Gaylord Richey asked
Mildred Richards for a dance. Her
reply, "Yes, if you can get anyone
to dance with you." Ouch!
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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
-News! Our class pins and rings
are here. No more movies this
Ta! Ta! Virginia Campbell and
Dan Callahan stepped out last
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
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:
21-Angey wonders if there has been
a Hood as he just noticed a high
water mark on one of the girl's
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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-
8-Jerry E. has a painful collision
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to her rescue.
Io-We have a fairy in our midst,
Snow! All the Freshies rushed
home to get their sleds. We hope
they will refrain from getting their
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
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
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 !
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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
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
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.
L .- . -el l - -
-March came in like a lion.
"Gwen's" feet having foretold the
-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
-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.
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
-From time to time Mr. Karns
makes announcements that concern
the pupils from day to day.
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
-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-
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
-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
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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".
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
17-18-Biggest SUCCESS of the year
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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
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
28-Inter lligh School musicale at
Findlay. lNe sincerely hope for
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
30-Gaylord E. Leslies motto-"VVhe'n
angry, count four, when very an-
Dwight Thomas gets too friendly
with a 'plane in Manual Training
room. Gets end of his Hnger taken
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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-
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
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forbidden. The mistake was in not
forbidding him the serpentg then
he would have eaten the serpent.
17-The holy passion of Friendship is
so sweet and steady and enduring
a nature that it will last through
a lifetime-if not asked to lend
3-Parties, parties, everywhere
24-The Prom. We want to express
our thanks to the Juniors. We
surely appreciate the grand time
they gave us.
"Consider well the proportion of
things," says Mark Twain. "It is
better to be a young june-bug than
an old Bird of Paradise."
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.
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Mr. Rowland fin the Civics classj: "Glenn, name the different kinds of
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
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
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'
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Clever Prom and
The James Clark Shoe Co.
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IT HAS TO BE
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Ice Cream Ices
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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"
Jones, Tudor 62? Gilliland ,
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We invite you
to See our Com-
plete line of
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
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HATS of QUALITY
At Prices that are truly
Stevens 8: Bradley
Votner: "Of what gas is Rll the symbol?"
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."
Phone 2417 East Main Street
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"The dollar YOU hacvasafved is the
EASIEST you 'fve made "
starts an account in the
Van Wert National Bank
at any time, so do it
Y. M. C. A.
OF VAN WERT COUNTY
Presents Equipment and a Program for the All 'Round
BOYS AND YOUNG MEN
"A M embersbip in the
Y. M. C. A.
Is an Evidence of High Purpose"
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WE HAVE ENJOYED WATCHING
THE PROCESSION OF THE
CLASS OF '22
AS THEY MARCHED IN REVIEW BEFORE
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?
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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
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and they have the advantage of extra good 2 ' fly
wearing qualities. 'I
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IT'S YOUR DUTY TO KNOW MORE ABOUT
A NORTHWESTERN POLICY
Embraces Everything Desirable in Good Life Insurance
Larger Dividends-Therefore Lower Net Cost
The Northwestern Mutual
Life Insurance Co.
IRA COLE, District Agent
IOOM EAST MAIN STREET VAN WERT, OHIO
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The Evans Automobile Co.
and Cadillac Cars
Garford Trucks and Fisk Tires
That's why we say: "Some firms keep the BEST. We don't-
we sell it."
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TO BE EFFICIENT REQUIRES KEEN VISION
I I I WEST MAIN STREET VAN WERT, OHIO
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."
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!"
Trust Your Work With Us-You'll Be Satisfied
All Makes Repaired
Bonnewitz Battery Station
121 SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET VAN WERT, OHIO
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Van Wert Clothing Co
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.-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
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.
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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?
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At Very Moderate Prices
BRUNSWICK PHONOGRAPHS AND RECORDS
The Universal Instrument
V an W ert urmture Co.
The One Price Furniture Company
Phone 3123 First Door West of Court House
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Climb the ladder to Success
By Firmly Grasping Each Rungl
BE IN EARNEST
ALL THE WAY i
And You'll Reach Success at an Early Day
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"
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The Ireton Bros. Company
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.
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'
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HARDWARE, NAILS, GLASS, PAINTS, OILS, SASH,
DOORS, BELTING, ETC., ETC.
1 I4 EAST MAIN STREET VAN WERT, Omo
i oss BAKERY
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."
"How far is it to Chicago P"
"Give me IO gallon of gasoline and I pint of oil.'
'Tlow far is it to Chicago ?"
"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."
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T he Bank of
Cordial Efficiency I
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
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
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.
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
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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
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"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
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
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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.
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."
"You reign alone in my heart."
"With you at my side I could weather every storm."
"jack, is this a proposal or a weather report P"
OUTFITTERS FOR MEN AND Bovs
wt .. T' a a
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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
' 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
x I2 SOUTH WASHINGTON STREET PHONE 2323
A- L. MATTHYS
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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
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.
OFFICE SUPPLIES PHYSICIANS' SUPPLIES
SOAP, PERFUME, FACE CREAM AND POWDER TALC
HINES 53 SO
Quality and Service
Phone 2339 Home of Fantine Hair Nets
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A I in 4 LA ICE CREAM
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Lkjxnnv' X AT ALASKA BARS
The Standard Creamery Co.
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
The First National Bank
VAN WERT, OHIO
THAT MAY HIT YoU
QOCZ: of the business men reach old age without an adequate
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
Painter: "Fd jump in the creek for a dollarf'
Thatcher: "You wouldn't get a dollar, but I know what you
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
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'
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
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The Bonnewitz Co.
Brings Their Merchandise From the World's Best
A SQUARE DEAL
The Bonnewitz Co.
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H Youngs Drug Huhn's Candy
"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
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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
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H. H. Holbrook, Dentist
NATIONAL BANK BLOCK PHONE 2716-2585
Miss Hall: "XN7hat is the three-pronged fork of Neptune
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
ff CROOKS BROTHERS
SHELF AND HEAVY HARDWARE
PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES, BRUSHES, STOVES,
106 EAST MAIN STREET
Phone 2102 Van Wert, Ohio
YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME
W9 , , 9719
i MARSH HOTEL
We Cater to
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
Boxylancl Qdisgustezllyjz "I don't want your paper, I can't
Salesman: "You look it."
THE B LLET I
VAN WERT OHIO
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The effect of the above policy has been a rapid and steady growth
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?"
l.eslie: g'Then when you drink hooch you take in hydrogen."
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
Bowland: "VVhy don't you recite better, Fred-are you
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
joe Iretonz "Speaking of eggsf ---" and just then Mr. Karns
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'
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PIANOS, PLAYER PIANOS, VICTROLAS
COLUMBIA GRAFONOLAS, SONORAS
THE SIDLE COMPANY
RUGS, STOVES, CARPETS, DISHES, HOOVER ELECTRIC
Complete Outfits Our Specialty
Home of Victor and Columbia Records
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Dias -6? Norris Coal Co.
COAL AND BUILDING MATERIAL
517 LEESON AVENUE PHONE 2338
FRESH, SALT AND SMOKED MEATS
A Satisfied Customer Is Our Best Advertisement
VAN WERT, OHIO
1 NEEL Ee SIPLES '
fSuccessors to Dayton Hardj
SECOND-HAND CARS AND ACCESSORIES
VAN WERT, OHIO
Opposite Postoffice Phone 2433
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MAKING PICTURES THAT PLEASE
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Is OUR AIM IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Let us frame your diplomas--splendid
assortment of mouldings to select from.
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
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Mr. Speith: "Why do they call it the fluid theory of elec-
Fred Palmer: "Because they say 'turn on the juice'."
jack Farnum Qin American Historyj: "XVhere is New Hamp-
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
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
Senior: "Did he recommend any special course of study ?"
Miss Riggs: "What did Caesar say when Brutus stabbed
Fresh frunning home at noonj: "T got 100 percent today in
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'
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Smith: "Angevine, youlre not eigible for the next game, you
only have two signers so far."
":X'nge": "How many have you seen ?',
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?"
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
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
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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
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"To run slowly."
"A short funny tale."
"Use both in a sentence."
"The clog trickled clown the street with a can tied to his
Mrs. Collins: Hxyllilt is the Latin race ?"
joe Gleason: "lt is a race between a Latin pony and the
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