Van Wert High School - Excalibur Yearbook (Van Wert, OH)
- Class of 1925
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In editing this book the Excalibur
Staff has endeavored to record an accur-
ate and complete narration of the events
that will be representative of our school
activities and associations.
If in the future, as you look back
through these pages, memories of old
friends, events and places be recalled and
you are made more happy thereby, then
our efforts will not have been in vain.
To the Members of the Faculty
of Van Wert High School
Who have so ably contributed to
We, the class of 1925,
This Volume of the Excalibur
as a token of our
Sincere appreciation of their
Loyalty and Service
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History of Van Wert High School
AN WERT HIGH SCHOOL was founded in 1868 in the building which
stood on the site of the present building. In l872 the first class was
graduated, consisting of one person, Anna Elcock. Van Wert High
School is proud to know that its first graduate is living and still holdsg her
residence in Van Wert.
Van Wert High School is now at well known, institution. It is rated as a
class "A" school on the accredited list of secondary schools by the Northq Cen-
tral Association of Colleges, which means that a graduate of Van Wert High
School will be admitted to these colleges without examination.
The former building became too small and inadequate. and Was' replaced by
the present building in 1912.
The curriculum offers three courses of study. They are the College En-
trance Course, the Home Economic Course, the Commercial Course, besides a
thorough course in woodworking. In this school one can prepare for almost
anything he wishes. '
Music is taught, and every year representatives are sent to the High School
Eisteddfod which includes participants of Class "A" high schools from West
Central Ohio. Also a representative is sentl to the Oratorical contest in which
schools from Northwestern Ohio are entered. Van Wert High School has been
the winner of many of these contests
Athletics, including football, basketball, and baseball, play an important
part in the high school life. Van- Wert High School has made many excellent
records in all these sports for several years. Besides having boys' teams, there
are also girls' teams in basketball and baseball
Every year the Senior and Junior classes each give a play, both of which
are favorably received by the public.
Last year the whole high school was organized into ten different clubs.
Each pupil was given the right to belong to whichever club he chose, and inter-
esting meetings were held every two weeks. The purpose of these clubs is to
train the students for taking part in entertainments and in the use of parliament-
One important publication of the school is the Excalibur or year book.
Every pupil ought to be proud to possess one of these, by which he can remem-
ber his school days. The book is put out by they Seniors but it represents the
whole high school. The school is represented by another publication, a weekly
news sheet,-the Scarlet and Gray, published by the Journalism Club.
Like all good works, the high school has grown better as it has grown
older. The enrollment is greater each year, the advantages it offers become
greater, and its progress in. many lines of work is very pronounced. This has
been made possible through the untiring effort of the school officials and teachers
along with the hearty co-operation of the entire community
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ORRIN BOWLAND E
Van Wert, Ohio
Ohio Northern University
University of Chicago
JAMES H. JONES
Van Wert. Ohio
Chorus and Orchestra
Dr. O. H. Evans School of
Ohio Northern University
Ohio State University
Van Wert Ohio
Ohio Wesleyan University
University of Berlin
MEREL S SAGER
General Science Public
Ohio State University
Michigan State Normal
H. L. SULLIVAN
Van Wert. Ohio
Supt. of Schools
Ohio State University
Van Wert. Ohio
Western Reserve University
HERMAN B. SPIETH
Ohio State University
ELWOOD E. NOTT
College of Commerce.
Bliss College of Commerce.
MAX R MENSCHEL
Van Wert Ohio
Van Wert Ohio
Ohio Wesleyan University
WARREN L WILKINSON
University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Normal
University of New York
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ROBERT T. MOORE
Van Wert. Ohio
WILBUR C. COTNER
Ohio Northern University
University of Texas
Ohio State University
Van Wert Ohio
Plane Geometry Solid
Ohio Wesleyan University
Ohio State University
W H. LEHNING
Van Wert Ohio
Ohio State University
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The Teachers If
If you can take your dreams into the classroom,
And always make them part of each day s work-
If you can face the countless petty problems
Nor turn from them nor ever try to shirk-
If you can live so that the child you work with
Deep in his heart knows you to be a man-
If you can take "I can't" from out his langauge
And put in place a vigorous "I can"-
If you can take Love with you to the classroom
And yet on Firmness never shut the door-
If you can teach a child the love of Nature
So that he helps himself to all her store-
If you can teach him life is what we make it .
That he himself can be his only bar-
If you can tell him something of the heavens
Or something of the wonder of a star-
If you, with simple bits of truth and honor
His better self occasionally reach-
And yet not overdo nor have him dub you
As one who is inclined to ever preach-
For all the wondrous things we find in print-
Yet have him understand that to be happy
Play exercise fresh air he must not stint-
If you can give of all the best that s in you
And in the giving always happy be-
If you can find the good that s hidden somewhere
Deep in the heart of every child you see-
If you can do these things and all the others
That teachers everywhere do every day-
You re in the work that you were surely meant for'
Take hold of it' Know it s your place and stay!
-R .I Gale
If you impart to him a bid of liking
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Here we have Harold Verne Hester, ,
our illustrious president at a tender
5 age. Little did he dream then that
he would be such a handsome lad.
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93l'lY age Showed her ablllfl' 35 3 595' president, Harold Lionel Yoh. He
' retary. Her's were the sweet dreams didn't dream at all: not even of the
f of being a wonderful actress. time when he would be the fierce'
' plunging, ltard-hitting tackle for V.
W. H. S.
This curly headed, sweet looking
youngster is Robert Stoner Helman.
His were bad dreams. That is one
reason why he is such a big, bad, bold
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Ihc Charm School Buckeye Club 4 Vice-President
"Cliffs right hunt! botuer.
"She muy beconn- lVixe."
, I Bachelor Science Club 3
l'Vll'l'mM BLACKBURIX Travel and Geography Club 4
Music Club 3 H Qfchegfd A
Travel and Geography Club 4 friendliness is no drawlmuch to ci good
"Ohf this 1l'ClI'f7l'l7fI, LL'hlll u thing it ix."' We
I-ORR,-XINIQ C0135 Assistant liditor Scarlet and Gray 2
Travel and Geography 3
Excalibur Club -l
"My smile never wears off."
Dramatic Club 3
Excalibur Club 4 President
"The Charm School"
"Adam and Eva"
"Shes our edr'1or,"'
Athletic Club 3, 4
Varsity Club President 4
"l'It"s a good sport!"
RUTH DAKLQ ETHL1. DUNIIION
. Willshire High School
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Commercial Club 3 g3iTgtegiatlll'l
"The Tailor Made Man"
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"Ill rather Htl! than sleep, Iqllgglkiesglitgiiyrf Plllxrazry Oulu
Rather dance than eat.
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Therefore I don't sleep." Debating Team I
Van Wert High School
Dramatic Club 4
"I chatter. chatter as I go."
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' Q EUGENE DRURY
Radio Club 3, 4
"Nuo air! and seven nights a week to fuss ggSlEEtagglE'44
"" Baseball 4
Journalism Club 3, Athletic Editor
Excalibur Club 4
Class Pin Committee Chairman Chorus
Calendar Committee Chairman
YfHi Secretary Z
Latin Club 3
"What do you think l'm qoorl for?"
Excalibur Club 4 Y-Hi
"The Charm School" Music Club 3, 4
lJon't mention my love affairs." "fl quiet and earnest student."
Radio Club 3. 4
"fl diligent student in Chemistry."
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Music Club 3 Personals Committee Excalibur It
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"Adam and Eva"
"See what Scoll sent us."
Latin Club 3
Travel and Geography Club
"She passes as a pleasant lhouqht
"Our lady fusse-r." .i
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Latin Club Z, 3
Debating Team 2, 3
Van Wert High School Ohio Club 4 Secretary
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"She talks and talks and then talks some l
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Journalism Club 4
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. Camp Craft Club 3 Y-Hi
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Chorus Excalibur Club -1'
. "Short of slulure, long on lulk " Assistant Cheer Leader -l
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LOS Angeles High School "lVisd0m never uses a naegltlphomf'
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dl Travel and G008f3PhY Club 4 "Now, I would rather dance Ihun sludy
"Look me over, I take Trigf' Luouldf-ff you?"
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Journalism Club 3
Buckeye Club 4
"A modes! student-he lt'l7ll'S to his busf
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Music Club 3
Girls' Athletic Club 4. X icefl resident
'The Charm School"
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Greenville High School
Art Club l, Z
"l.e Cercle Francaise"
Van NVert High School
Assistant Business Manager Excalibur
lli-Y Treasurer 4
Athletic Club -l-
"The Charm School"
"Adam and Eva"
"There are two sides lo every question.
mine and the wrong one."
Dramatic Club 3, 4
"Me thinks sometimes I have no more wil
than un ordinary person."
Typing Committee Excalibur
Basketball 3. 4
Music Club 'S
Girls' Athletic Club 4
'Ulihe world delights in sunny people,"
Bachelor of Science Club 4, 4
"lVomen delight' me nol."'
Main' Louise 1121-'row
Music Editor Excalibur
Y-Hi President 4. Treasurer
l.atin Club 4
"The Charm School"
"Adam and Eva"
Excalibur Club 4
"What would the Y-Hi do without her."'
President 2. 3, 4
Joke Editor Excalibur
Junior Hi-Y' President 2
Science Club 3 President
Excalibur Club 4
"The Charm School"
"Adam and Eva"
"l may look like ri ladies' num,
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Nature Study Club 3
Journalism Club 4
"Wu hope the world will be good to her."
THOM AS JONES
Class Treasurer 3
Science Club 3
Excalibur Club 4 Secretary
Typing Committee lixcalibur
Basketball 3, -1-
Campcraft Club 3
Music Club 4
"A hard worker in uthlelicsf
Commercial Club 3
Journalism Club 4. Society Ilditor
"She doesnt like nurses
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Music Club 3
Science Club 4
"You Le'oultln't think he is speutltlf'
Delphos High School.
urer of Class 3
Student Council l, Z, 3
Van Wert High School
Personals Committee Excalibur
Commercial Club 3
Excalibur Club 4
"Happy-go-lucky, fair and free.
Nothing there is that bothers me.
"Adam and Eva"
Nature Study Club 3
Excalibur Club 4
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Music Club 3' 4 "Whrdl cllillife would makefu
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, "Fair hair and a smile that counts." Football 3' 4
A Baseball 2, 3. 4. Captain 4
, VERL LONG Athletic Club s. 4, President 4
Journalism Club 3, 4, Joke Editor ,,NY'1fS':Y Glu? ..
2 "'l'alh! Ye Godsf How he can lalh!!" tw' My mr 'wwf
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, 1 Travel and Geography Club 4 Excalibur Club 4
Chorus "The Charm School"
, "lVhul isn't worlh doing well. isn't worth Chorus
doing." "She Iickles the iuoriesf'
Delphos High School
Student Council 2
Latin Club 1, 2
, Van Wert High School
3 "The Tailor Made Man"
, Dramatic Club 3, 4, Secretary 4
Af "Greatly in demand by the fairer sex?"
Typing Committee Excalibur
Class Pin Committee
Basketball 2, 3, 4, Captain 4
Nature Study Club 3, Secretary
Girls' Athletic Club 4, President
"The Charm School"
"I express my thoughts."
Senior and Faculty Editor, Excalibur
Journalism Club 3, Associate Editor
Excalibur Club 4
The Charm School"
"Pretty is us Priddy does."
Calendar Committee Excalibur
Nature Study Club 'S
Excalibur Club 4
"We wonder when rice will he thrown on
Latin Club 3
Travel and Geography Club 4
A'Ef7i'ciency is guinea' by diligent study
Calendar Committee, Excalibur
Football 3, 4
Athletic Club 3
Excalibur Club 4
"A man of unliring labors-at times."
Dramatic Club 3, 4
"Well. I tuotzldf-"
Joke Editor. Excalibur
Class Pin Committee
Nature Study Club 3, Vice-President
Excalibur Club 4
"The Charm School"
"Adam and Eva"
"He has u LUIIH peculiar to hin7self."
Typing Committee. Excalibur
Camp Craft Club 3, Secretary
Excalibur Club -1-
"Her relations are ltUr'rIers."
Journalism Club 3, 4
"lf youre not out for business.
business to be out."
Secretary of Class -l
Dramatic Editor of Excalibur
l.atin Club 4
Excalibur Club 4
i'The Charm School"
"Adam and Eva"
"She has un innocent appearance
Secretary of Class 2
Athletic Editor of Excalibur
Basketball 5, 4
Class Pin Committee
Dramatic Club 3
"The Charm School"
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Latin Club 3
Ohio Club 4
"Noi lo be ministered unto but lo min
Travel and Geography Club 3, 4
but looks "Oh, if I rould only gtroruf'
Tl IANE SPAHR
Wren High School
Basketball l, 2, 3
Baseball l, Z, 3
Class Play 3 V
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Travel and Geography Club 4
fl good man. he udnvilx til himself."
Dramatic Club 3, 4
. ,"Sleep: I craue il noi."
Nature Study 3
Science Club 4
"I live up to my name,"
Dramatic Club 3, President 4
"The world is loo much wiilh usli'
Camp Craft Club 3
Journalism Club 4
"So modest und retiring.
Radio Club 3. 4
"Silence is golden."
Camp Craft Club 3
Music Club 4
Chorus l. Z, 3
"Quiet and demure is shi
Radio Club 3, Secretary
Radio Club 4, President
Prom Decorating Committee 3
"I never trouble lrouhle till Irouble trou-
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History of Class of 1925
ETWFEN September 12, 1921, and June 1, 1925, there has existed in
Van Wert High School a class-called the class of '25-composed of the
best group of fellow students ever found in any school-at least so we
ourselves think. A spirit of fraternity has bound us together and we have
always been loyal to that spirit: through the four years of High School.
To be very modest, we were not especially different from other Freshmen
as Freshmen classes go. The One Hundred and Thirty-seven of us who started
out together had known each other in Junior High which made us less bashful
so perhaps We were not as ignorant as our superiors judged us. We quickly
learned the customs of our elders and soon ceased to furnish material for jokes.
Our Freshman ollicers were: President, Ruth Conn: vice-president, Victor
Carpenter: secretary, Carl Wertman: Treasurer, Harold Hester. Our class
colors, black and gold, to which we have always been loyal, were chosen, and
our remarkable taste must be praised.
Nothing particularly exciting happened during this year. lt was the begin-
ning of the long trousers era for the boys, and the bobbed hair era for the girls.
We had a party or two at which there always seemed to be too many bashful
wall flowers. But we outgrew this, as can be seen from the fact that at our
Senior .Parties everyone of us had equally good times.
Sophomore year was really the first that our characteristic began to come
forward. Who can ever forget our hayrack party, which might have been
ruined by the fact that the food ran short and that it rained all the way home
but which was an entire success because of our good spirits and unfailing pep!
Another memorable event of our second year occurred when one of the
worst class fights ever written in the annals of V. W. H. S. was, staged in our
section of the study hall on our very desks. The Sophomores, of course, were
the heroes of the day when they brought down from the ceiling the balloon
adorned with class colors, the cause of all the trouble. However this was the
last class fight during our High School career. The faculty promised that if
we had no more class lights we might have a field meet. We kept the bargain
and participated in contest one Friday afternoon at the Fair Ground.
Our oflicers this year were: President, Harold Hester: vice-president, Lester
Smith: secretary, Virginia Stewart: treasurer, Vernon Duckwall
Junior year found us more conscious than ever of our importance and eager
to begin. Oflicers were elected immediately: Harold Hester, president: Ruth
Conn, vice president: Marcella Dickinson, secretary: Thomas Jones, treasurer
Prom committees were appointed to prepare for the most important event of the
Everyone seemed to have more fun and at the same time to accomplish more
than ever before. There were parties, Junior-Senior parties, and High School
The main thing, however, that made us realize our superiority were the
grand victories, both of our boys' and girls' basketball teams in, the' inter-class
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those of last year, proved to be more a source of amusement to the onlookers and
games. Both teams defeated those of the other three classes, so were judged the
"The Charm School" was our next triumph. Under the direction of Mr. is
Sager we presented this entertaining play at the Strand and it was judged an
entire success both from the standpoint of critic and financier. It will long be
remembered by the cast for the fun of practicing at the Y. M. and the party at 'I
the Y W
This year marked the beginning of the club system and-alas-detention!
We all, enjoyed' the former every other Friday but did our best never to enjoy
The Eisteddfod at Lima, exams, the Celina picnic-and then-TI-IE
JUNIOR PROMENADE--an event many of us' had anticipated all our lives.
Naturally we all thought it was Wonderful, and had one grand time. Its out-
standing feature to which many guests attributed its success was total darkness
except for one or two faintly flickering candles for part of the evening when
the lights went out.
SENIORS! the peak of our ambitions up to the time we reached it-and
then-were we ready? At first we felt incapable, and horrified to realize that '
we were the oldest students in school. But after the shock of the first day Q
we speedily recovered our pluck and spirit and elected officers with weighty con- L
sideration for the importance of our choice. Harold Hester was elected presi- 'T
dent' Harold Yoh vice president: Helen Steinmetz, secretary, and Bob Helman s.
treasurer. There were seventy four of us to help carry out the duties and -'
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pleasures of our last year. Our handsome new pins and rings made us feel ffl,
even more spirit.
Our first important business was to choose the chief executives of the Q
Excalibur staff and the wisdom of our choice can readily be seen from the result ,
The Penny Fair given for the Excalibur, was al huge success and everyone en- ,'
joyed it immensely. The Senior basketball teams this year, as a contrast to -"
even to the players themselves. I
There were more parties than ever this last year-High School parties, i'
Junior Senior parties. basketball parties. 2'
The last ,events of the year will probably never be forgotten by any of us.
The class play Adam and Eva," more parties, the Prom, Baccalaureate, Com- ff
mencement and the Farewell party are all events we loved, and will always I
The Class of 1925 has always had a spirit of friendliness. It has not con- I
tained cliques There have been no "black sheep." Its members who most I
frequently have been on the Honor Roll are: Howard Draving, Madeline ,i
Haughton Kathryn Hymen, Marcia Purmort, Grace Richey, Helen Steinmetz, I
Winifred Spaulding. Mary Louise Ireton and Thelma Sanders. f
Can we say- thatl on June l, 1925, the class of '25 died? True, it ceased
to exist as organized in V. W. H. S. But its members willl always carry with r-
them that spirit of THE CLASS OF '25. wi
MARCIA PURMORT, '25.
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Weekly Journal Published by Class of '25
It is interesting to follow a class
such as the one of '25 and to see its
members making good as they are.
Of course not all are "stars" in their
particular work, but we feel that they
are happy and serving to the best of
their ability. Long live the class of
Two distinguished women of to-
day Miss Helen Nickel and Miss
Ethel Dunifon were entertained by
Miss Golda Rager Matron of the
Van Wert Cooperative Nursery at a
luncheon to celebrate their election to
the United States Senate
Miss Catherine Crowe buyer for a
New York department store met
Miss Vera Edwards who is doing
some distinctive work in designing in
Paris this spring
Mr Eugene Drury was host at a
dinner of lovely appointments at his
bachelor home in the suburbs of the
city Those present were Mr and
Mrs Paul Koogle Miss Grace Stet
ler a successful ballet dancer Miss
Florence Osborn and Mr and Mrs
Harold Yoh Messrs Clifford Greu
lach Merle Kiggins and Dwight
Hart They later adjourned to Sam
Long s Summer Terrace and danced
to music by Billy Evan s Tantalizing
The Business Men s Club includ
ing Mr Virgil Pomeroy Mr Lou
Hoffman Mr Clifford Gamble and
Mr Bob Helman to whom the in
dustrial expansion of Van Wert IS
today the question of the Frick Far
man radio x ray patent which is be
mg contested The counsel for the
defense is Mary Lou Ireton, while the
attorney for the claimant is Victor
Miss Lorraine Cole, accompanied
by her sister-in-law, Luvenia, has re-
turned from a visit to Misses Mad-
eline Haughton, Thelma Sanders,
and Virginia Stewart, who are run-
ning a girls' camp in Northern
Norma McDonald has been entered
as the representative of the United
States at the Olympic swimming
A boxing company composed of
Montez Rayer, Winifred Spaulding
Thane Spahr, and Herbert Wise will
perform for a group of '25 fans
Three of the numbers of the Lec-
IS now called. will be given this year
by celebrated members of the class
of 25 Mr. Hester of League of Na-
tions fame, Will give his lecture on
Neighbors." Coulter's Concert Co.
including Bernice Wise and Everett
Swaney, will give one number, and
last is to be a play which stars Helen
Stemmetz, who has preserved her
talent and also her beauty-the last
by a special method discovered by
Dr Grace Richey will appear be-
fore the Van Wert Medical. Associa-
tion to explain her miraculous opera-
ter from a finger. Her assistant
nurses are Mary Weidner, Cecile Rice
and Mary Friesner
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As proof that Van Wert is pro-
gressive, a Junior City Government
has been organized, sponsored by
The cars of Mrs. Vernon Duckwall
and Mrs. Clifford Gamble collided in
front of the Dake-Hertel Toggery
Shop yesterday. Marcella and
Grethel escaped uninjured.
The fire department was called to
the oyster farm of Clarence Riggin
yesterday when a bit of oyster fur
was ignited by a spark from Mrs.
Riggin's pipe. Fireman Kiggins
quickly extinguished the flame with a
bottle of lemon pop. Marabella will
Mrs. Bee McGinnis Priddy is suing
for divorce from John Priddy, be-
cause of alienation of affections. She
names Florence Gowans as co-
respondent. Judge Purmort will
hear the case.
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Dressed Chickens a Specialty
Ruth Conn's latest book, "The
Woman Who Knew," is counted
among the ten best sellers this season,
while her last, "Beauty and Bus-
iness," is still selling well. Qlllus-
tration by Thomas Jonesl.
Gladys Jenkins, Vivian Humerick-
house, John Priddy and Howard
Draving form the reporting staff of
"Weatherbeaten," a newspaper for
Yoh Brothers Publishing House
has announced that Kathryn Hy-
men's book, "The Jazz Age Con-
cluded," will appear next fall.
Startling! Paul Doner has written
a limerick which has been printed on
the front page of the News Bee! His
most noted work, however, is a
treatise on "The Chemist as a
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t' REMEMBER when the cross word puzzle was first introduced into our 'I
60 house. They were being published in the daily paper, but I had never A
taken the time to even see what they were, let alone work them.
My sister was the first one to succumb. She worked them every night and
how I made fun of her. I told her she was wasting herj time since she didn't
get anything for working them. This did not stop her, however. 'Eu
I would be absorbed in a book or getting my lessons when I would hear,
"What's a three letter word meaning an Australian diving, bird?" "What a Q
two letter word meaning a three-toed sloth?" I would voice my opinion of if"
cross word puzzles and go on with my book.
The rest of the family took up the fad and on Sundays I think they nearly
exhausted the supply of the paper dealer. Finally I could stand it no longer 1
and determined to find out what it was that was fascinating enough to get our
family up at six-thirty on Sunday morning instead of the usual eight. I tried
a few puzzles on the sly, because, having made so much fun of the rest of the fb
family I hardly had the nerve to let them see me working one. They fascinated E!
me from the start, but I determined to have nothing whatever to do with them. I'
Like everyone else, though, I fell. The house could turn over my head, and I
were I working a cross word puzzle I would never know it.
What a triumph when one puzzle is entirely finished and how much more Q
the dictionary has been used since the event of the cross word puzzle. It is the V
most popular seller. People who have never, had one in the house before have 5
bought a dictionary. Old geographies are brought from their hiding places
to give what information they can. Books of synonyms and antonyms are ill
sold by the hundreds. The people, as never before, are using these books.
There is no doubt that cross Word puzzles are educational asv Well as enter-
taining. They show you how little you know and also help you to enlarge
your vocabulary, for who knew that, ai is a three-toed sloth and auk a diving n
bird. As for me, I think the cross word puzzle is one of the best of' enter- fs
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With the best of intentions I open my book, resolved that by means of A'-
careful concentration I shall master the lesson. For fully three whole minutes
I study intently: and then I look out of the window to think over what I
There in the green maple tree, swaying easily with the motion of the branch,
is a red bird, the prettiest I have yet seen. Authors' poems and' definitions slip QQ,
gently away as I listen to the clear notes of' this red-coated songster. A shout EP
from below and the bird flies away' and I turn once again to the long weary
pages of authors, authors, authors.
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Again my mind drifts slowly away from the written knowledge and I fight
with King Arthur. I hear the clang of swords on shields, and war cries! With
my own spear and battle axe I overcome the fearful leader and Win the smiles
of the captive maiden. A book dropped near by, by some unromantic person
brings me back from my dreams with' a jerk and I again read the definition of
Definitions! I think of them, I dream of them! I have made up my
mind that this book is nothing but definitions! I labor diligently on the first
five words for as many minutes. Then Ii look up to see whether or not I can
say them I look directly at the clock and the cold sweat starts upon my fore-
head An indescribable feeling comes over me, for it is only seven minutes until
I will! be called on for this definition of dramatic poetry. I don't even know
this first line and as I try to say it now I find I don't even know how it starts!
uite accidently the wind has turned over several pages of my book, and
as I look hopelessly down instead of poetry definitions, I look right upon this
sentence The glittering crescent shaped knife hissed over my body! Seven
minutes definitions authors and all else are forgotten!
I enter with Poe the torture room of the Inquisition, and lie bound by his
side I feel the horror and hopeless despair as the pendulum-like knife swishes
closer and closer! I am filled with disgust and loathing as the rats crawl over
our bodies and faces! I th ill with that feeling of joy and relief when I escape
with him the fate of the terrible knife! I live through hours of eternity, as
the red hot walls of the room c eep closer and closer! Then I am rescued again
and walk out of the room a free man!
This having ended the tory I sit up and sigh with relief.
Then suddenly I remember the definition! Hastily I turn the pages and
again read the first line Then jarring upon my nerves like a sentence of death,
the bell rings calling me to recitation and I go-unprepared!
HAROLD HESTER, '25,
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l'2 Akom. Dale Gribler, Mary Oeschsle, Elmer
.-3 Allison. Francis Harshman, Gwendolyn Palmer, Helen
ll : Argenbright, Frank Herring, Clarence Poe, Julia
Balyeat, Jack Hertel, Treva Priddy, Joseph
' Barnes, Omah Hoeken, Lenore Prishey, Asa '
: J Bates, Elizabeth Hoghe. Albert Raymond, Elizabeth
i Beeler, Freeda Hoghe, John . Riley, Dorathy
1 - Blake, Franklin Ingledue, Roy Riley, Pearl '
-gg Bonnewirz. Louise Jackson. Hazel Roberts, Naomi
V5 Bowden, Jessie Jeweal, Elva Rumble, James
Burcaw. Helen Johnston, Marguerite Runnion, Marguerite
Busch, Reynold Jones, Carey Severns, Ruth
.. Cleland, Letha Jones, Joseph Shively, Opal
J Cleland, Loren King, Archie Sidle, Margaret
l 1 Conley, Fern Koogle. Harold Simms, Marcella
REQ: Cordier, David Leaser, Byron Sinn, Evelyn
' I DeWitt. Marguerite Lowrey, James Siple, Frank
Dibert, Mildred Ludwig, Opal Smith, Euthema
Edwards, Kenneth Lytle, Chester Smith, Bernard
Q I Ernie, Ethel Martin, Mable Steinmetz. Janet
Evans, Margaret Ann Martin, Ralph Strother, Judith
ul Fawcett, Robert Mason, Gertrude Tindall, Clarence
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' Frantom, Luetta Miller, Allegra Wertz, Karola
1 Gaddis, Mary Alice Miller, John Wilson, Robert
A l Gant, Dorothy Miller, Mildred Wise, Roy
rf, Glass, Mary Katherine Miller, Norbert Worthington, Mary J
ml Gleason. Harriet Monahan, Frances Yeates, Harsen
,HL Green, Frances Moore, Bonita Yeates, Ward
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Junior ,Class History
Way back in' September 1922 about one hundred and thirty children
though very much frightened directed their footsteps toward the high school
building. Although they were called green they thought that they would
improve and they have learned quite a bit since then. As you know now that
was the beginning of the high school career of the Juniors of 1925
The Freshmen elected James Rumble president' Margaret Sidle vice presi-
dent' Rachel Young secretary and Vivian North treasurer.
They had several parties among which were a hayrack party a bobsled
party to York and a party in the gym.
The next year as Sophomore they started to school with much more con-
fidence. James Rumble was elected president' Louise Bonnewitz vice presi-
dent' Helen Palmer treasurer and Lenore Hoeken secretary.
During this year they enjoyed the usual parties hay-rack bobsled and gym
parties, They also helped with the Freshman reception.
Rosie Agler Chet Greenwald Red Lesaser Spicket Fawcett and Don Atha
held up the honor of the class in athletics. When school closed in June many
sighed to think that half of their high school life was over.
As Juniors these same people chose Leland Agler to be their president' Louise
Bonnewitz vice president' Letha Cleland secretary and Lenore Hoeken
Again they helped to give a party for the Freshmen The customary hay-
rack party was planned but it turned out to be a bachelor affair. The
Seniors gave the Juniors a dinner party in the gym and everybody had a splen-
In athletics the Juniors were well represented by Spicket Red Sunny Green
Rosie Bowser Bob W. and Casey. Who can forget the stalwart Casey?
As in athletics the class was just as well represented on the Honor Roll.
The Honor Roll students were: David Cordier, Mervyn Grill, Margaret Ann
Evans, Dorothy Ghent, Lenore Hoeken, Ruth Severns, Louise Bonnewitz, Mar-
guerite DeWitt and Margaret Sidle.
The two greatest events in the Juniors' life are the class play and the Prom.
The class play, which was "Seventeen," by Booth Tarkington, had already
happened when this was written and had begun to be history. According to
rumor, it was a big success Cthanks to Mr. Sagerj and the Juniors only hope
that the Prom will outshine anything that has happened this year.
LENORE HOEKEN, '26.
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To many people this name suggests merely an animal from whose body
four legs, a neck, and a tail project, the body in turn being covered by a hard
shell. But to a naturalist or zoologist a turtle means more than an ordinary
quadruped. Although the turtle is a very common creature its life history is
unfamiliar to a great number of people.
The turtle is about the only four-legged animal of the egg-laying type.
They do not lay until they have attained the age of fifteen years. fl am taking,
for instance the snapping turtle, frequently found around herej. It is very
interesting to note just how the female goes about to lay her eggs. Along in
the evening of September or October she leaves the water and seeks some soft
spot of ground on the shore. Here she digs a hole and lays her eggs, numbering
all the way from ten to fifty tough, leathery shelled eggs the size of a walnut.
Now she gently covers up the spot and leaves the eggs unmolested, to be in-
cubated by the sun's heat. s . 1
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age of fifteen years. The turtle is about the only long-lived animal in the
world. This may be accounted for by the fact. that it is so tough and rugged
and defies all injury and sickness. Statistics have shown that turtles have
grown to be as old as one thousand years or more. At this age, of course, they
are very large and heavy. For instance says Professor William Beebe, a great
naturalist, in his article of the Galopogos Islands. He says that the alligator
snapping turtle, a cousin to the common snapping turtle, found in these islands
reaches the age of five or six hundred years of age andweighs as, much as one
We may think of a turtle only as another dumb animal, but it has quite
a sense of intelligence. Right along this very line we might quote from one
of the best known men who has made a great study of turtles, Mr. Schufeldt
who says, "The anatomy, physiology and psychology of turtles is of extreme
interest to science: and for animals so low in scale they are far more intelligent
than most people think. In giving just a little personal instance of an old
turtle I had as a pet, he seemed almost human. The old chelonian knew every
inch of the floor in my apartment in New York City: and moreover he knew
come over and, playing about my feet, would look up ever and anon at me in a
very friendly manner. At meal time he had the habit of sitting by my chair
and begging for something to eat, by standing on three feet and waving the
other at me. He was very fond of strawberries and during the summer months
could almost always be found in the patch.
The turtle is a very practical animal. It aids the farmer by eating all kinds
of harmful insects and plant life As the snapping turtle is a fresh water
animal -it makes a very delicious plate and in the cities and larger hotels it is
always found on the menu card The shell of the turtle IS of value because
from this line beads rims for glasses and forms of luxury are manufactured
The turtles as seen from summer to summer are becoming less in number
and we can promptly see that if some steps are not taken to check this that in
the future years the turtle will become extinct and never be known to the world
again JAMES RUMBLE 26
The Bird Woman
Bob o link bob o link'
See over there 1n the meadow Doesn t he look pretty sitting there on
that slender timothy blade? Il seems as though he either would fall off or the
stem would bend to the ground yet he always seems perfectly at ease swinging
back and forth and singing I am so glad he called to us before we got back
into the woods where we couldn t see him
It was the Bird Woman who spoke and as usual she spoke quietly but
quickly She did not speak loud for fear of scaring the birds away but unlike
most people who speak so quietly she did not speak slowly for the simple reason
that she wanted to tell you all she could before the bird was gone
The girls to whom she had spoken were walking behind her and d1dn't
seem so very much concerned whether Robert o Lincoln fell from his perch or
not Or rather three of them didn t but the fourth was closer to the Bird
Woman and was listening to what she said
The Bird Woman turned to them and said Girls can t you be quiet?
Oh no said the small girl with black curls and it seemed to be true'
The girls really deserved tht look that the Bird Woman cast at them but they
could hardly be blamed Even the Bird Woman was bubbling over with life
t 1925 I
every member of the family. When I would be writing at my table he would
who wouldn t be it was Pippa .. day. It was one of those early June days that
makes one want to sing:
The years at the spring
And day s at the morn'
Morning s at seven'
The hill side s dew-pearled:
The lark s on the wing'
The snail s on the thorn'
God s in His Heaven-
All s right with the world!
Pretty pretty pretty.
Yes we know that you re pretty you egotistical bird but you re not the
only pretty thing this morning said the Bird Woman as her practiced eye
caught the flash of red as the cardinal flew from one tree to another.
Taking the field glasses from their case she handed them to the girl who
was really interested in the birds saying Look up towards the top of that
tall oak tree I just saw a pheebe fly up there. It may be rather hard to see as it
is brown There you ought to be able to locate it now as the bird called to
its mate and the told the world who he was Pheebe pheebe pheebe.
The pheebe became frightened at the noise the girls were making The
Bird Woman turned to them again Girls if you can t be quiet go back to
camp. Was she cross? No the girls knew that she wasn t She enjoyed
being with them but she would rather listen to the birds just now
All right said the tall girl with bobbed hair as she caught hold of a
black curl We d rather go chase up some snakes to scare Curlyhead and make
A scream was heard at the mention of snakes. Of course it might have
been because she didn't like to have her hair pulled. As they started for camp
the other one of the three called back, "We can make all the: noise we want to
and the snakes won't care."
When they had gone the other girl said, "Oh, Mrs. Bird Woman! Look
at the gold finches over there. They look as though they had just broken away
from the sun and flown down to earth."
They wandered around the woods for a while, the Bird Woman pointing
out the birds and telling about them. She was in the height of her glory. She
had someone to listen to her, one who really loved the birds. At last they
came to a pretty place on the bank of the river.
"Let's rest here a little while and see how many more birds we can add
to our list this morning."
Seating themselves, the girl said, "What kind of a bird is that? It must
be building a nest in that tall tree."
"Yes, it seems to be. lt is a peewee. Isn't it interesting to watch them
build their nests?"
"You always find the kill-deers along the rivers. And over there is a red
Finally they decided to go back to camp.
"Let's see, how many birds have I seen this morning? There's the gay
oriole with its pretty basket-nest. The bird bird and--oh, ever so many.
There were twenty-four, but I've seen the red winged black bird and the wood
thrush since then. I hope we can find the nest of that ruby-throated hum-
ming bird in that old orchard."
"Come on. I hope they have plenty of bacon and eggs for breakfast," said
the Bird Woman as she picked up her field glasses.
LETHA CLELAND, '26.
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Luther Gunsett , . . President
Helen Tossey Vice President
Miriam Helman . . . Secretary
John English . . , Treasurer
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The class of 27 started out in its High School career as Freshmen always
have-frightened, humbly looking up to its elders, and with a feeling that
everything was strange and new. However, within the lirst few weeks officers
were elected and we were started safely in High School' life. Our Freshmen
officers were Arthur Shingledecker, president: Norma Hester, vice president, and
H - ...a mxcamnun . Luther Gunsett, treasurer.
We all enjoyed our first year immensely by becoming accustomed top all the
ways of the other classes and participating in all affairs. We strived to be on
the Honor Roll, took part in the clubs and joyfully attended all the High School
parties, and had several of our own. At the end of the year we eagerly were
looking forward to the next September when we would be Sophomores.
September arrived speedily enough and we started in, proud of the fact that
we could look down on the Freshmen. At the beginning of the year an elec-
tion was held which resulted in the following officers being chosen, Luther
Gunsett, President: Helen Tossey, Vice President: Miriam Helman, Secretary:
John English. Treasurer.
After everything was in full swing we enjoyed a hayrack party to Zim-
merman's woods. We had a party in the gym, next, where scarlet and grey
ice cream was served. Later in the year we had other parties, the chief one
being after examinations. We had fine times at all of them
the high school championship in basketball and our girls team had a fine show-
ing. We had several girls on the varsity squad. We also had several members
on the varsity squad in both football and basketball and expect to place several
members on the varsity baseball team. We are proud of our player on the all-
tournament team. We hope to see him on the mythical five again next year
The high school honor roll holds its share of Sophomore. They are Floyd
Endsley Richard Jerome Elizabeth Brown Faenella Fell Marjorie Gauvey
Marguerite Gunsett Donna Harvey Virginia Marker Marjorie Spayd Evelyn
Sproul and Helen Tossey
We think that we have played our part as Sophomores well and we sincerely
hope that the Sophomore class of 1926 will be as good as was our class in
RICHARD JEROME 27
It was a dark night in the autumn of 1751. The passengers in the coach
bound for London were quite an assorted assemblage. Two persons were
equally deserving of mention. One a distinguished looking woman of about
thirty-five years was of mediurr stature light complexion black hair brilliant
The Sopohomore were very successful in athletics. Our boys' quintet won
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black eyes and a rather thoughtful though pleasant expression. The other
was a gentlemanly, blonde young man and was altogether a very handsome
specimen of mankind. The other occupants fo the cab consisted of a dapper
looking Frechman, an Englishman and his wife, and two very ordinary- travel-
ing men besides the coach driver. Conversation had languished for the moment
when it was renewed by the strikingly appearing woman who gave- her name
as Madame Durand.
"Is not this part of the country frequented by Jules Arnaud and his band?"
"Yes, indeed," replied the Frenchman, glancing out of the window and
shifting uneasily in his seat. All realized the danger they were in except
evidently, the handsome stranger who asked, "Who is Jules Arnaud?" "Why,
don't you know?" exclaimed the Englishman, and receiving a negative answer,
continued, "He is one of the cleverest and boldest bandits in all France or Eng-
land and is said to have a very gentlemanly manner. In fact., he is rumored
to be of a very noble but destitute family."
"I have just come back from India and am consequently uninformed upon
these matters," explained the stranger.
"I understand," Madame Durand said, "However, I would advise anyone
who has anything valuable to hide it."
"Well, I wish some one would assist me in finding a hiding place, for in
fact I have eighty pounds upon my person," confessed the Frenchman, nerv-
ously. The stranger started, raising his hand to his face, revealing a livid red
scar on his left wrist.
"Why not hide it in your boots?" Madame Durand suggested.
"Excellent," answered the Frenchman and proceeded to do so.
"Conversation was carried on for a few minutes when suddenly, the coach
jerked to a halt, the door at the back was throwniopen and ai masked- face was
thrust inside. "Hands up, and everyone stand," a surly voice commanded.
Immediately a voice within the coach was heard to say, "You will find what
you want in that gentleman's boots." And with ejaculations of surprise and
astonishment the passengers turned to behold Madame Durand with her arm
outstretched, pointing at the Frenchman. The bandit ordered the Frechman
to hand the money to him, which he did while a wave of indignation swept
over the passengers. Then with a "thank you" the robber slammed the door
and the horses started with a jerk. Looking out the window Madame Durand
perceived another dark figure. who had apparently been holding the horses, join
the bandit. Then the two melted away into the darkness, and a multitude of
indignant queries and accusations broke loose in the coach. To these, Madame
Durand refused to answer but said, "You are all invited to a dinner at my
home at-," naming a very fashionable street in London, "and I will
explain to your satisfaction."
Incredulous looks flitted over the faces of her companions but something
in her demeanor repelled all questions and commanded obedience.
To all this the blonde stranger had remained a silent observer.
The rest of the journey continued in silence until London was reached and
all had departed.
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Perhaps it was some spirit of daring or curiosity but all the passengers
arrived at the given time at the address named and were admitted by a. liveried
butler Their hostess entered immediately and directed thm to the dining
room where they ate of the finest foods and partook ofthe finest drinks that
all had ever tasted except one.
Madame Durand was seated at one of the table the handsome stranger at
the opposite end and the rest arranged accordingly along the sides. At the end
of the repast Madame Durand arose and spoke As undoubtedly you are
anxious for me to explain and as I am just as anxious to comply with your
Wishes I will do so at once To begin with I am a member of the French
Diplomatic Service and last night was carrying a' priceless parcel of jewels from
Her Majesty the ueen of France to Her Majesty Queen Mary of England
At this pause in her speech a started look swept across the face of the stranger
but only a keen observer would have noticed this. Consequently I thought
it better to lose eighty pounds than the jewels and I am replacing your loss
Saying this she handed a packet to the Frenchman which on later investigation
proved to contain eighty pounds. Furthermore I wish to inform you that
at the opposite end of this table sits Jules Arnaud Mingled consternation
and astonishment reigned and with a buttered exclaimation the stranger half
rose from his seat only to sink back again pronouncing in clear tones I defy
you to prove it! Madame Durand replied On your left wrist is a jagged
red scar peculiarly shaped which you received in an encounter with two men
one of which was my brother.
The stranger bowed in acknowledgment and Madame Durand continued
"As a courtesy, as you are my invited guest, I will give you five minutes to
make your departure!" With a sardonic smile, Jules Arnaud countered, "But
what if I decline?" "Then suffer the consequence," Madame Durand replied
"for every member of Scotland Yard will be on your track in live minutes.
Ringing a bell, she called her butler and nodded but still Jules Arnaud remained
immovable. Three minutes, four minutes, five minutes, six minutes, seven
minutes, eight minutes elapsed and then a loud ringing was heard and two
officers were admitted and directed to the dining room. On the threshold
they caught sight of Arnaud and stopped, mute, finally starting forward again
but with a mocking smile and "adieu" Jules, the fox, was gone and only the
swinging of the French windows and the whispering of the trees in the wind
told of his flight.
The next day a note signed Jules Arnaud, was received by Madame Durand
thanking her for the delightful entertainment of the previous evening. As she
replaced the' missive in the envelope an eighty-pound note fell to the floor
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Austin Edwards. . . , . .Vice President
Isabel Lane ,
Bonnewitz, Mary Ellen
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The Freshman Class History
We started our Freshman year with a feeling I suppose all Freshmen classes
who have gone before us have had, and all those who will come after us will
have, that this was indead our real start. We were all swept' with a' glorious
feeling that life was grand.
We soon learned all of the crooks and corners of things of importance,
and after a few weeks our first meeting was held. We chose Wayne Eiken-
barey as our president, Austin Edwards as vice president, Mary Early as secre-
tary, and Virginia Mallory to be the holder and collector of the coin, and
they have all' been very good officers.
After we were organized all of the other classes joined together to give us
a ripping party, which we all thought was great. After the newness of that
party had worn off we joined with the Sophs and had the time of our lives at
a Potluck Supper followed by a dance. Every one struggled through the
mid-year exams which were topped off with another party for everyone.
Although none of our boys were on the varsity team of basketball, three
of our girls, namely, Julia Roberts, Mary Ellen Bonnewitz, and Lois Counselor
were all on the girls' varsity team. Our girls again showed their skill at basket-
ball when they were declared the champions of the interclass games. Although
our boys did not win the boys' championship they were recognized as real
Our class had a large number of Honor Roll students whom all are proud
to mention: Ralph Snyder, Esther Phillipy, Elizabeth Priddy, Lorraine Stett-
ler, Helen Wise, Miriam Kline, Virginia Pennel, Viola Ainsworth, Pauline
Many things have happened too numerous to mention, but always the
Freshmen have done their share, even in Hlling the detention home.
The year is not yet over but all Freshies are eagerly anticipating the time
when they will take their places in the Study Hall as Sophomores.
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Q Benjamin Franklin-Exponent of Thrift
fFirst Prize Essayj
A long time ago in the days of Benjamin Franklin, America was a thirtfy
nation, for life in this new country made thrift necessary. It was only through
frugal habits that our forefathers were successful and laid the foundation of
this great nation.
Franklin, one of America's greatest men, more than all others in the history
of the world, taught the value of thrift. He was almost without money when
he arrived in Philadelphia and was without a position as well. But, when
he acquired a position in a printing oflice, he began to save and in two or three
years was able to go into business for himself. In this way he set a good
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example for his neighbors. l-lis writings proved an inspiration, not only to
his fellow countrymen, but through translations, to the people of foreign coun-
tries. These works live today and still prove an incentive to all mankind to
practice economy and prudence.
Thrift does not mean closeness or stinginess but means the care and proper
use of the things we possess. True thrift consists in the judicious use of all
our mental. material. and physical resources and when we merely save money
we have gone only part way.
Today the United States is recognized throughout the world as the most
thriftless nation among the greatest powers. We must get back to the ways of
Benjamin Franklin. ln a word. the nation must be remade. not only by talk-
ing thrift but by teaching and practicing thrift. lt means the development of
a nation of independent citizens, happy because they are spending wisely and
can have something laid away for the future.
There are many ways to save. not only in big things but in all small trifles
that make up the whole. Truly the nation should learn by heart these words
from Franklin: A'The art of getting riches consists very much in thrift. All
men are equally qualified for getting money, but it is the power of every one
alike to practice this virtue."
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Annual Exhibit of Home Economics
and Woodworking Departments
For the last few years there has been held in the gym an exhibition of the
work accomplished by the Home Economics and Manual Training Depart-
ments. It has been its aim to display at least one thing made by every member
of each department from seventh and eighth grades and High School.
In the Home Economics Exhibit the sewing classes were represented with
two hundred and twenty-five garments made in sewing classes ranging from
one undergarment made by each eighth grade girl to dresses made and worn by
those of high school classes. Plates of costumes designed by the girls in Dress
Design classes were shown. and basks illustrating work of house planning.
From the Art Class. art work in monograms and initials were shown.
The cooking classes were represented with a table properly set for a break-
fast to be served, and model dishes prepared and exhibited for a six-course din-
ner. including cocktail, canapes. soup. meat course, salad and dessert.
ln the Manual Training Department one hundred and sixty-four problems
were shown. of which there were sixty different kinds. ranging from smaller
pieces made by the seventh and eighth grades to larger pieces. of furniture made
by the High School. Two completely furnished rooms were shown, one
office and one living room. There were four Hoor lamps and nine table lamps
made of walnut or mahogany, four cushioned rockers. three cedar chests, four
different style hall trees. bird cage holders. two hanging baskets. two combina-
tion ladder-and-stepladders, five library tables, work bench. taborets. ,jardiniere
stands, tool chests. auto creepers and cushioned footstools.
The Junior Prom was held May 28, 1924, in the form of a dinner-dance
in the high school gymnasium.
The gym was transformed into a beautiful garden. On both sides of the
gate by which you entered were palms. Within the garden lanterns of many
colors sent forth a mellow light, giving the appearance of a garden ati night.
These fancy lanterns were placed at regular intervals around the walls.
The walls of the gym were covered with green lattice work, through which
artificial flowers of every color were Woven until the garden appeared to be in
full bloom. Along the sides of the room. on pedestals were beautiful baskets
containing real flowers. Surrounding the garden was a green picket fence.
The garden was furnished with some wicker furniture and was made to
look natural by having stone benches in the corners. At one end of the room
was perhaps the most unique thing of all-theg old oaken, moss covered well
containing punch. At the other end of the room was the platform for the
orchestra. Around the edge of this platform was a row of flower pots con-
taining red and yellow tulips.
While we were all enjoying ourselves in the garden, the bright moon shone
down upon from the balcony. lt shone through the tree-tops, for a ceiling,
made of real branches, covered the entire garden.
Long tables ran the length of the room. The Senior class colors, green
and white, and the Junior class colors, black and gold, were carried out in
the form of baskets and table decorations. Atl 6:30 a delightful four-course
dinner was served, after which we enjoyed a program. The remainder of the
evening was devoted to dancing.
As the prom was well attended, the floor was crowded with the dancers.
All was well when all of a sudden the lights went out! We were in the dark.
What scrambling there was, but what use to scramble through, a crowd in the
dark! Then we remembered that it was storming outside and that was the
cause of our misfortune After awhile the janitors returned with a few flicker-
ing candles. All became gay, wearing a paper cap, throwing confetti, and
tangling their feet in paper ribbon. Just before it was time to go home the
lights came on so fate was kind to us after all.
Our prom had been a gay event never to be forgotten,. the best ever given,
we think at least we may say with all truthfulness that we had something
which the preceding classes did not have--the absence of lights.
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On Friday December 12, 1924, instead of the usual Senior Penny Fair
there was held a jamboree. The doors were open at 7:15.
Each person was compelled to buy at least twenty-live cents worth of
tickets with which he could be admitted to shows or buy eats. It was the aim
of the Senior Class to make this a high school affair. The different classes were
represented by calling upon each club to provide a stand or take care of a show
pie and the newly invented non-skid pancakes.
Some of the attractions were: a trip around Van Wert, the chamber of
horrors the girls boxing match, the boys' boxing match, a faculty graveyard
with fitting epitaphs of the teachers, and a radio concert. All side shows
were closed at nine o clock in order to give the last hour entirely tol the big
All kinds of eats were in abundance, including sandwiches, hot dogs, candy:
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l The Excalibur Club was one of the new features of the Club System this year, Its mem-
' bers were the members of the Excalibur Staff, besides several Junior representatives. This club L,
I provided a very convenient plan for having meetings of the staff, as regular meetings were held 'I'
every other Friday from 8:30 to 9:15 when the other clubs were in session. Heretofore. the
- Excalibur Staff has had only special called meetings, a way often inconvenient to members: so ff,-l
U' we consider this a great improvement.. ' A fy '
gi Mr. Cotner was the faculty adviser of the club, by whose' tireless and unceasing work and I
,i enthusiasm our book has been made a success. Ruth Conn. Editor-in-Chief, presided at the ,BQ
" meetings. Thomas Jones, Treasurer. was appointed secretary of the club. PPS'-
At the meetings the Excalibur was planned and discussed and various business matters ar- fi
tj' ranged. As a response to the roll call the members told what they had accomplished in Excalibur ly
i' work since the previous meeting. In this way all members could see how work was progressing
and whether each one was doing his duty. V t
The result of the year's work of the Excalibur Club can readily be seen by this, our book- at
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l 1 THE STAFF ,
' Ruth Conn .... ..,,,....,..,.... E ditor-in-Chief, Art Editor
it Harold Yoh ,..,. ...,.... B usiness Manager
' Thomas Jones ..., ....,.,.. T reasurer
' Marcia Purmort ..... . .-.Literar Editor 'Fil
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Mary Louise lreton. . . ,........ Music
il Vernon Duckwall .... , . ,Boys Athletics J...
A f- Virginia Stewart .... ...,....... G irls' Athletics 3' -
ie? Leo Earman ...... ,........,,... I Jhotographer
' l Helen Steinmetz. . . . . .Dramatic and Organizations 'Fl
l Harold Hester .... ................., J okes
44 Graydon Rank .... ,..,,, ............. . . .......... J okes
1, Mr. Cotner ..... .......,..,.......... .... F a culty, Adviser 'Y'
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' Florence Howard ..., .,.................,..,,.. P hotography Snaps
.vf Merle Kiggins .,... .....,.,....,..,...... ....,. P h otography Q'
. Robert Helman. . . ...........,...,..... Assistant Business Manager
3 1 THE COMMITTEES
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Loren Cleland John Priddy CChair'manH Lorraine Cole CChairmanl l tl
E Lenore Hoeken Beatrice McGinnis Norma McDonald '
L. .T James Rumble Florence Ciowans Gladys Jenkins bi
Janet Sleinmetz Eugene Drury Montez Rayer l-I
' I Winnifred Spaulding lglb
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Marcella Dickinson CChairmanl Victor Carpenter Clarence Riggins Cecil Rice
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HISTORY Ol? THE JOURNALISM CLUB
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liditor . . . . . , , . , . . Helen Tossey
Al it News Director . . .lzva Myers E.
'-4 Joke liditor, ,... Verl Long
Society liditor, . , . ,Margaret Marsh "1
Alumni Editor , lilltn Gowans ll
liaculty Advisor , . .... . ..,,... . . . . . . . . . , Mr. Nott 1
The year 'Z-l-'25 was a very successful one for the Journalism Club, much having been
undertaken and accomplished. ll was decided at the first club meeting that the club should El'
'lj' publish the school paper. the "Scarlet and Gray" once a week in "The Times" as had been 'gi
il done in the previous two years. .lane Beach was elected president of the club and also filled 5:
Q the oflice of editor of the Scarlet and Gray. However. because of illness, Jane moved to Florida.
and the present staff was chosen. 'i
,K The Scarlet and Gray this year is to be complimented on the quality of the material which
E4 which appeared in the paper. gil
YE. Besides editing the Scarlet and Clray. the Journalism Club also held some very instructive fix
Ea and interesting meetings. Members were often sent to other clubs to report on their meetings.
fy or excellent programs were enjoyed. On one occasion. Mr. Owens. editor of "The Times." conf
I ducted the members of the club through the 'Times' establishment and explained the uses of the fl
Ll machinery and the different processes. At another meeting, Mr. Nott instructed the club in if-
'.le parliamentary procedure. illustrating by means of very practical examples. The club profited
I.. mtlch from these and slmllar meetings
With the interest which is rapidly mounting in journalism in the highl school we hope to 1.
lil have a larger club next year. more enthusiasm. more labor and so on until we have reached
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i April I 3, 14. IQZ5. the Senior Class presented their annual class play at the Strand. The El'
' play was a comedy in three acts entitled
Adam and Eva fl:
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hi Act l.-ln Mr. Kings home. l.ong lsland. Morning. ig
ll Act ll.fThe same. Ten days later.
Act lll.SThe Kings farm in New Jersey. Three months later.
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lt is the hrst of the month and James King. the millionaire. is in a particularly had temper.
. X A stack of hills a foot high accumulated by his lazy, wasteful family. starts alll the trouble.
Pl: Determining to put them to work. he announces they are all to move to the farm in New'
Jersey and raise chickens. The family calls in the doctor. has him pronounce father King a
lj dangerously ill man and sends him off on a vacation. King discovers the plot. He goes on .ir
the vacation but installs Adam Smith, his business manager. as father of the terrible family. UL
N.. The family has a great time running bills on the unfortunate Adam until the jewels are itj.
stolen and Adam announces that the King fortune is gone. Did they hesitate about going
ly-i to work? They did not. They start the chicken farm in New Jersey with a rooster and end 'iv
ti up with several thousand chickens and four million bees. and Adam no longer father, but son- ll,
yf' James King, Millionaire .... . . ........ . . .Vernon Duckwall
. Corinthia, the Maid . . . . . . . .Mary I,ouise lreton
ll Clinton. Kings Son-in-l.aw ..,... . . . . Harold Hester fig'
A Julia. Kings Eldest Daughter .... . . Ruth Conn
151 lfya King. King's Youngest Daughter . . Helen Steinmetz
Aunt Abby. His Sister-in-l.aw ....... . Florence Howard
at Dr. Delamater. His Neighbor .... Robert Helman
'Pl Horace Pilgrim, His Uncle. . . . I.eo Farman ,J
E5 Adam Smith. His Manager. . Graydon Rank
15' I.ord Agnew. lEva's Suitor . . . .... ........ . . Merle Kiggins Ty
Directors. Mr. and Mrs. W.iIter lf. Tressel
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Junior Class Play
The fourth annual Junior Class Play was given by the class of '26 at the Strand. February
16, 1025. 12'
The title of the play by Booth Tarkington, was: E
Mrs. Baxter .......... ..........,... . . .Racheal Young
Mr. Baxter ...,,..,.... ........... .,.... J a ck Balyeat
William Sylvanus Baxter. . . . .Chester Greenwald
Johnnie Watson ........ ....... A rchie King
Jane Baxter ..,....,.. ..., J anet Steinmetz
May Parcher .,., Margaret Ann Evans
Lola Pratt .... ...... I ,enore Hoeken
Genesis .... ..... N orbert Miller
Joe Bullitt ..., . . . .Loren Cleland
Mr. Parcher ....,. ,,.. M erwyn Grill
George Cooper. . . ,,.. Bernard Smith
Ethel Boke ...,. . . .Bonita Moore
Wallie Banks, . . , . .Ralph Martin
Mary Brooks. , . .,..,............,.. ...... O mah Barnes
Director .......,.., ,.........,....,.,.... ...., M e rel S. Sager
SYNOPSIS OF SCENES
Act I.-The living room of the Baxter house. Noon on a June day. 'Ze
Act II.-Evening about two weeks later.
Scene I.-Living room of Baxter house.
Scene ll.-The porch of the Parcher house. I
Act Ill.-The living room of the Baxter house. lt is evening about mid-August. .
Act IV.-The porch of the Parcher house.
Secen I.+It is twilight. '
Scene II.-Same. three hours later.
"Seventeen" is a story of youth, love, and summertime. It is the tragedy of William '
Sylvanus Baxter that he has ceased to be sixteen and is not yet eighteen. Seventeen is not an Af'
age. it is a disease. In his heart William Baxter knows all the tortures and delights of love:
he is capable of any of the heroisms of his sex. But he is sent on the most humiliating errands
by his mother and depends upon his father for the last nickel of spending money.
Silly Bill fell. in love with Lola, the Baby-Talk Lady, a vapid little flirt. To woo her
in a manner worthy of himself. he stole his father's evening clothes, When his wooings be- l
came a nuisance to the neighborhood, his mother stole the clothes back to have them altered to
fit the middle-aged form of her husband. thereby keeping Willy at home in, the evening.
When it came to the Baby-Talk l.ady's good-bye dance. not to be present was unendurahle, W
so he again secured the dress suit, but is late for the party.
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The thirteenth season of the High School Lyceum Course which closed in fFebruary was
the best and most successful course we have ever had. Praise is due to the visiting artists, but
most of all to Mr. Orrin D. Bowland, through whose efforts the best music. lectures and enter-
tainments were obtained. In this he was very successful for the Strand Theater was packed at
each performance and every one was pleased.
While the course of 1924-25 was exceptionally good. the arrangements which have been
made for the coming year assure an even better one. The big number will be a new English
version of Donizetti's funniest and mcist charming light opera, "The Elixir of Love." This is
a William Wade Hinshaw production. Costumes and staging will be elaborate and gorgeous.
There are six splendid artists in the cast accompanied by a chamber orchestra, insuring a merto-
The play. lecture and the other music numbers for the course of 1925-26 for wfhich
arrangements have been made. promise a very entertaining as well' as instructive course .for
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"Polished Pebbles," a comic operetta in two acts given in the School Auditorium May
15th, a matinee and evening performance being given. The play was directed by Graydon
Rank. Clarence Riggin and Margaret Ann Evans and the music was under the direction: of
Professor James H. Jones.
The cast is as follows:
Uncle Bob ..............,.. ............. G odfrey Hertel
Mrs. O'Brien ................. .........,. M argaret Ann Evans
Millie and Winnie, Her Daughters. . , . . .Isabel Lane and Evaleen Courtney
Rosalie, Her Niece ,...,,.......
Mrs. Gabble, the Town Gossip ....
Mr. Gabble, Her Meek Husband ........... ............. C larence Riggin
Nick and Martha, the Country Kids ....,. Wayne Eikenbery and Esther Fugate
. ...................... JuliaPoe
THE STORY IN BRIEF
Mrs. O'Brien and her two daughters have just returned from Paris and are shocked to
find a negro servant on the farm and are disgusted at the ignorance of their country neighbors.
Nick and Martha furnish many humorous situations during the play and through the tireless
efforts of Mr. and Mrs. Gabble the plot is disclosed. The negro is found to be Mrs. O'Brien's
brother in disguise and he denounces his sister who has been spending his money on her own
family and ignoring the appealing kind little niece Rosalie, who is always trying to serve
everyone. The operetta ended with a grand finale showing the delights of the farm and the
disadvantages of city life.
MARGARET ANN EVANS.
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P The Chorus department of the Yan Vfert High School is under the direction of Professor
. James H. Jones and consists of the following organizations:
5 l. Tllli CIIORAI, Cl.UB4This club is open to all students. The course is for four years
5,4 and one credit is given for the work. The purpose is to build' voices. to foster a taste for
.i worth-while 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. An examination in
,Q general appreciation and ohservation concludes the year's work.
hi ll. THVORY AND l-LXRMONY-This branch of the work is elective to Juniors and Seniors
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l who are musically inclined and who expect to follow music as a vocation. The study consists
l of the scale in the maior and minor notes. triads and their inversions. ability to harmonize
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,Q simple melodies. the analysis or common hymn tunes. and an appreciation of the beautiful in
li' lll. THIE ORtiHtES'I'R.-X+The orchestra, consisting of fourteen pieces during this year,
- affords practice in sight reading. musical forms. rhythm and dynamic balance, Throughout the
t year they have the experience of public appearance in school and community.
l IV. Tttta Boys' AND Gttzts' Gttrtr CLUB-The best voices from the Choral Club are
If chosen to form the Glee Cluhs. The voices are classified as tenor. baritone. bass. alto and
If soprano. Both clefs are studied. leading up to quartet. duet and solo singing before assemblies,
tl! These clubs represented Van XVert High School at the interscholastic Music Contest held at
Q Findlay this year. This contest will he held in Van Wert next year.
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Mai'g'a1'ut Ann lllvans
Norinan Yan Yoorhis
Mary Alice Pritchard
Mr. jones, Adviser
HISTORY OF THE MUSIC CLUB
The Music Club of Van Wert High School met in room nine Friday, September 26, 1024,
for the purpose of organizing. Roy Ingledue acted as chairman and the following ofhcers
were elected: President, Margaret Ann Evans: Vice President, Jane Edwardsp Secretary, Norma
McDonald. The program committee consisted of Wayne Eikenbary. Norma Hester, Helen
Nickel, and Chairman Julia Poe. Mr, Jones was the adviser.
The club is composed almost entirely of persons who have some musical ability. Besides
soprano. alto, and baritone soloists, there are violinists, pianists, and several who play the cornet
Some titles of interesting programs are: Jazz-What is it or isn't it, Paderewski, Alma
Gluck. Schumann, Christmas. Music in America, Schumann-Heinke, and Humorous Incidents
:u1ea3o.id lmidrll e st Butmouoj aqi 'suetatsnw meaag jo saatj aqi ut
Jazz-What is it or isn't it?
Roll Call and Minutes ..,.,.. ...Norma McDonald
Violin Solo .................. .... R oy Ingledue
What Jazz ls Doing to America. . . ,... Norma Hester
What Is Jazz? ...,.,..,..... . . .George Treffinger
Jazz Selections .,..,.,...,.. . . .Marcia Purmort
Highhrow and Lowbrow Jazz. . . . . ,Wanda Moore
Classical Music ,...,............ , . ,Freeda Beeler
The Effect of Jazz on Future Music. . . ..,. Faenella Fell
Vocal Solo ..,..,...............,.....,......... . . .Jane Edwards
Records of Classical Music
This program showed the good and bad, of jazz, the effect of jazz on music of today
and tomorrow and the origin of jazz. Other programs took up the study of other problems.
MARCIARET ANN EVANS, '26.
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slit llusflt. Reynoltl lloghe. .lolm .Xr'lnt'utt'orit. lsalwlle - '
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'r llexvitt, klargtlertte Kloure. llonita lftlwarrls, lxt-ttuetlt r l
ll-ilvert, aliltlreil Nliller, Nborlwert king, ,krcltie i
,ll luirielt, l-.velyn Uslmrn, l4lureui'e llouelittm, Xl.nlt-line J,
:'nwlel'. l"Tl't't'st l'ennell. Virginia Sauflers, 'l'lielma , l
A frautoru. .uetta Sxxaury. l-Ivcrett S al '. 'l'l. r r
.ti ht-lhreatlt. l.ee Seveiuis. Ruth ' NliLSn'I'rtlJ:fu ,
X llart. llxxiglit Spruul, livelyn Nlr, lloulaurl 'l'll'W'
' llarnmu. L lttluril Stettler. Grave
'Lhelhrst meeting of the -Travel and Geography Clulw was held on lfridav. September 15.
l 02.4. with an enrollment ol forty-Eve, The following ofhcers were elected for 1024- 15: s:
I I llresident. Harold Bowers: Vice President. llvelyn liirichz Secretary. Lorraine Cole. Miss ti
I.: lozzer and Mr. Howland were appointed as club advisers. Later Lorraine Cole resigned in lg
order to join the lzxcalihur Club and her office was taken by Margaret Sidle. l'he remainder tj
.'!.'j' of the time of the first meeting was spent in discussing what would he interesting for programs
lt during the year and talks were given hy the advisers. 7
ll Q l'he first program consisted of a trip from Van Wert to Southl Hampton. llngland. from
.ill South Hampton to London. then to Scotland and Vwlales. The cluh was pleased with this prof et'
ht gram. At this meeting it was decided that reports should be from live to seven minutes in :R
QT length, also that criticis would he appointed for each speaker. Nil
I D puring the year the study of foreign countries such as Greece, Spain. Arahia. Asia. Africa. ll
.ii and lzgypt was taken up in respect to natural resources. geography. architecture and customs ll.
1-5 and ideals of the people. The club was favored by two very interesting talks on lfngland hy
1, Mr. Bowland and a Isplendtd talk on lndia by Mr. Bacchus. who took an extended European '4-
lv trip last year. Yet it was remembered that there were many interesting places in America. so 5 Y
i' programs were planned concerning Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park. Indian Ll
tr: Reservations. the Grand Canyon and other places of importance in the United' States. At the 'fl'
1 last program of this cluh. last hut not least. Ohio was taken up. G3
EE As a whole, the 'lravel and Geography Club had a very successful year. aided hy the sup- 'ai'
H port of every member of the club, outside speakers. and advisers. '1
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' Barnes, Umali lirne, Ethel lit-arv, Carmen
.lf Hates. Pilizabetli livans, llavitl lilass, Mary lxatliryn
ll lieavo, Irina Evans, Ernrnaline Kiribler. l"x'am'i:s
,gg lllake. Ma1'gal'et Vinklmusu. Glenn liriluler. Erwin
l' Ilnnnewitz. Louise l'oi1lk. George tiruves, Dura
tt... Clulanrl. ltctha l-'i'eyei'niutli. ltivrwln liiinsett, l.ntht'r
R tfonley. Verne lfiigate, Esther liunsett. Marguerite
' llake, Ruth Uarlrlis. Nlary Alice Harris. Martha
li lbirkinsun. Trevlyn Mant. llorutliy Nlr. Samet. rhlviser
" llunilun. Iitliel Gamble, Clifford
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if HISTORY Ol' IHE DRAMATIC CLUB. SECT ION l
lj The Dramatic Club. Section l. met in the gym October IO. l9l-ln and organized a cl-ub
it '. under the supervision of Mr. Sager. There were thirty-six members of the school enrolled with
S2 the purpose to create a greater interest in dramatics. The ofbcers elected at the first meeting
'Ei were: President, Clifford Gamble: Vice President. Eliiabeih Bates: Secretary, Dorothy Ciant.
t, A program committee was appointed by the president consisting of l.etha Cleland. Mar-
jorie Gauvey. Ethel Dunifon. and Chairman l.ouise Bonnewitz.
.ge At every meeting there was an interesting program after which Mr. Sager acted as critic
v of the speeches given. Some of the favorite entertainers were: Marjorie Gauvey. Margaret
Q Blake and Ethel Dunifon.
i, The club has staged two good plays which we wish the whole high school might. have
had the opportunity of seeing. The first play was the "Peevish Wife." in which Martha
9" Harris and Luther Ciunsett took the leads. The second play was the "Millerdramer." in which
,Y Grethel Bair. Emaline Evans. Lorwin Freyermuth. and Erwin Ciribler had the main parts.
fi The Dramatic Club also put on "The Alarm of Fire." a one-act'play staged in the assem-
in bly hall during the penny fair.
pil The following is a sample of one of the interesting programszz
Q How Douglas Fairbanks Keeps Running in High , . . .David Evans
Recitation , ........ . . , ,....... ....... . . .Margaret Blake
'S5 How We Got Abby's lrish Rose . . . Elizabeth Bates
E, Recitation . . . ...,.., . , ,,.., Fern Conley
'ff A Fairy Tale . . . , . . . , . . . Mary Kathryn Glass
'59 Recitation , ..,, Ethel Dunifon
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"fr lilizt ,leuel Uliristiue Munalian llt-Ieu Wise
m Ralph lxeai' l'liura Norris llt-len Wells
ll' Yireiliia lxeslei' lillut-t' Ht-elisle Nlary .lane Xltirtl ut
3 Xlarie kinst-V lililaheth Priilily llarolcl NYyanrlt
' ,Xilaliue lxirvhuei .lost-ph Pritltly Nlatylvel Yoiing
-2, llawltl lxuogle tinlila Ratzer Rarliel Young
Clara Leist lirnre Richey lxatlialeeu llertel
12' .Xgltes Klaukiu Ruth Rison Nltsses Hall. lxeuslt-i'. Xt i ti
Nlahle Martin liloyrl Srliweikle
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lui The Dramatic Club was organized in the school year of 1023-Z-l. under the leadership of .iii
l Miss Hall and Mr. Sager, The first year the students in the club participated in some very 1 l
Jil interesting plays. lax
9' The second 'ear. l9Z-l-25. the club was or anized in three divisions under the leadershi L+
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of Miss lxensler. Miss Hall. and Mr. Sa er, ln Miss Kenslers section the ofhcers were: Marv
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' section: Kathleen Hertel was elected President: Marie Kinsey. Vice President, and Bert Mc- it
J, Ginnis. Secretary. .itil
is At the beginning of the second semester Miss Kensler's section and Miss Hall's section GQ
'ill united to form one club. The following ofiicers were elected: Mary Vvleidner. President: Vir- '3'
Q ginia Marker, Vice President: John Smith. Secretary. HQ
lk The program were of various types, all of which were interesting. Miss Evans gave a lil'
' review' of the "Miracle Play." which she had seen. She told of the stage setting. the players. 1'
at and the costumes. Miss Hall told of the German theaters and the people who attended them. V ,
, This was very interesting because Miss Hall had studied in Germany and knew this from first
1 hand experience. ,
'F Several members of the club were members of the public speaking class, so one program ij!
was made up of numbers given by those students. This program consisted of fairy tales, all
of which were heartily enjoyed by the club.
May the coming members take an active part in their club and continue to make it a l
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lft-In-i', llaiultl Lehman. Ralph Spaytl. Klarjorie .1
gr Hoffuian. l.ue l,eppi. Yirtor Stewart, lfrlio 'if'-
Rirhartl. ,larohs NlrL'ollum. lit-orgre l'ut'apher. Perry L
'it xlerume. Rirhartl Nlusure. tiaylmwl Wallace. Mary VA-L
l'lv -limes, llavirl Murphy, Robert lYise. Herbert ij.
llullcs, llavitl A. Osborn, Joseph XVrii:lit, Carl
'Eg jones, lftlwiarcl Sanders. Marvel l'iei't'e. Paul Mi
P- Klein, john Hliiiigxlt-rleeker. Arthur Koogle. Paul -
A Rrearlihatim. Alauies Smithly. Harulrl Miss Nluriiplireys, .Xclriser
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1:5 HISTORY Ol' THI: SCIELNCI: CLUB
The Science Club has an enrollment of IWQHI Aseven and is in charge of Miss Hum hreys. f
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F3 At the first meeting the following oflicers were elected: President, Harold Hester: Vice Presi-
"Pi dent. Arthur Shingledecker: Secretary, Harold Feber. Harold Hester was then transferred to Q15
Ll the Excalibur Club, so Arthur Shingledecker became president. When their term was over I,
,til the followin new officers were elected: President. Edward Jones: vice- resident, Richard
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Jerome: Secretary. Marjorie Spayd. The program committee was appointed by the president.
fi The programs consisted of scientific subjects pertaining to inventions. such as: the radio.
means of trans ortation. rintin ress, tele hone. hono ra h, movin ictures, batteries, ll
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in electric railways. lives of scientists. and different branches of science: such as engineering. X.
ilric astronomy. physics. botany. chemistry. mathematics. and medicine. One program consisted of
chemical experiments by John Klein and Richard Jacobs.
.IV The following are the minutes of one of the most interesting programs: W,
The meeting was called to orded by the president. Edward Jones: the roll call and min- El
,Q utes were read, the latter being approved. The business consisted of a motion to have the
F3 picture and write-up of the club put in the Excalibur. The motion was seconded and car-
.tg ried. and an assessment of twenty five cents apiece was made. Y ,
The subject of the program was "Scientists, Their Life and Works." lt was carried out i '
'ii by reports on the following scientists: Q.,
if Vklestinghouse .....,..... ...... P aul Pierce
'Fi' McCormick . . . . . .Ga lord Mosure 5
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gl I.ouis Pasteur. . . . . .Richard Jerome if'
Lili Joseph Henry. . . , . .Ralph Lehman i
E5 Einstein .... . .Echo Stewart -L'
,Eg Darwin . . , . . .Herbert Wise
Galileo , ..... I.ue Hoffman
Bessemer . . . . .George McCollum h
Bunsen . . . . .Perry Uncapher V'
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Ai-lit-soil. Xlaurice l-'riesnt-r, l.eon:irrl Ruvklos. Ricliaril
'A .Xi'g'1iiilii'ig'lit. lilllllli tiant, Robert Sflllllll, R4-Iuert
.Xrnientrmit. Roliert Ilillione. tleralcl Stamliforrl. Yanr'e 7'-
Wt ll.ilye.lt. jack Glass, Russell Nunn-i', Harry if-'ii'
y hull, Ygmglin tiuorlwin. Paul Swaiiey. .rklliert 'ff
lluwtlen. .ltvlin tireuliarli, liorilmi l'llIllll2lS. Xxrllliillll llil
t'lifmn, Teil tirililer. llarulcl tiartliier, llale lil
A Colili, llelmai' Hawkins, l'atll Rog'xgeiikei1ipei'. .live
' kiuuln.,-, llale llipsly, k'li8'urrl jackson. llarmaii
- l'aller. Raylimml l.owei'y, james tiiirver, lilmei'
l l-'iegc-rt, Paul Mathews. llale Stewart. Clizn-les fl
Iflc-ming. lluyt Moliler. Raynmncl llavksoii. Carl 11
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HISTORY Ol: THII BACHELOR Oli SCIENCE CLUB
W'hen the clubs were organized this year the Bachelor of Science Club elected the follow- 'fill
. ing ofticers: President. Jack Balyeat: Vice President, Maurice Acheson: Secretary, Roy Dorman. 5
I' These omcers were to serve as a program committee and also appear on the program themselves. ill
:Pg They could choose as many other members as they wished to carry out the program. This
fl placed the responsibility of the program directly upon the ofhcers. New ollicers were chosen
every two weeks.
The following are the ofhccrs and programs of a few of the meetings: President. Richard 'il
sg Rucklos: Vice President, James Lowrey: Secretary. Asa Prishey. The program consisted of a
LJ' number of talks on the development and use of the aeroplane motor. A treasury was formed 'flu'
'I and an assessment was 'voted upon. ,fr
gg President. Robert Cant: Vice President. Paul lieigerts' Secretary. Paul Hawkins, Science 2,
and invention was the subject of this program. Ji'
- 5 President. Raymond Paller: Vice President. Russel Glass: Secretary. Doyt Fleming. The
El hour was devoted to talks on early scientists.
' President, Frank Argenbright: Vice President. Harold Ciribler: Secretary, Patil lieigert. fi
E This program consisted of talks on battleships. submarines. and destroyers. Harold Gribler
was made permanent secretary. gf
President, Delmar Cobb: Vice President. Dale Coulter: Secretary. Harold Gribler. Cur-
rent events were discussed at this meeting. ii'
Ql Prsident, Harold Pruden: Vice President, Robert Schultz: Secretary, Harold Gribler. The
program consisted of interesting talks and demonstrations on the subject of electricity. li-
President, James Lowrey: Vice President, Doyt Fleming: Secretary, 'Harold Gribler.
' i At this meeting a number of talks and demonstrations were given about the x-ray.
President, Asa Prisheyz- Vice President, Herman Jackson: Secretary. Harold Gribler. Talks
on modern scientists were given a this meeting
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'L Mai'g'aret llc-try Pauline Hileman Marguerite ,Runnion '
l Mary lillen llonnewitl Vivian Hunirirklmuse liuthema Smith
fl llertlm Coil Hlarlys jenkins Ileruiee Smith I
I Ilurtha Coil Hazel jackson Marrille Smith I"I
l,nis Counsellor Margaret johnson Montel Rayer pf
I Mary ldarly llraee Kennedy Julia Roberts gd'
Iisther Ifintflish Helen Mohler Karifla M'c'rtz
Harriet tileasuu Mahle Mellunalcl Miss Seheicl, .Xrlviser lx
Miriam Ilelman Nellie Potts IA
HISTORY OF THE GIRLS' ATHLETIC CLUB
It seemed that the Van Wert High School Girls' spirit was somewhat lacking when it came gl
to athletics, so a few girls obtained permission to organize a Girls' Athletic Club with Miss
Scheid as leader. The girls seemed anxious to join this club . ,I
.- The club had a meeting and elected the following oflicers: President. Montez Rayer: Vice '
President, Vivian Humerickhouse: Secretary and Treasurer, Miriam Helman. There were
I twenty-two members in the beginning but this number did not include all the girls who went
'.I out for athletics. because some had ofhces in other clubs. During the year the club gained a
few new members. :H
lf There were many interesting meetings. Reports were given by different girls, the lives ll'
' of great athletes studied and many topics dealing with athletics were discussed, There was one '
It 'oint meetin of the Girls' Athletic Club and the Cam Craft Club in the mnasium. Ever one I
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had a good time at this meeting practicing calisthenics. Another meeting was devoted to exer- F4
LU cises in the gymnasium. gig
II The last meeting of this club was a very enjoyable one because there were some very good
III musical numbers, which made this meeting different from those preceding. 'II
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S3 One reason for having the Girls Athletic Club was to promote clean sportsmanship. Fl he tif
1,32 girls attempted to learn what clean sportsmanship means and to remember it in both varsity ip
"I basketball games and in the interclass basketball games. II
L' Another feature that s ran from this club was a irls' baseball team. Most of the la ers l l
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on the team belonged to the Girls Athletic Club. Although the girls did not make a brilliant
elif success, the feeling was promoted that the Van Wert High School girls are awake and doing ,I
The club had a very successful year. In years to come we hope it will continue to grow,
FI and will turn out the best of material for a winning girls' varsity team. I
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Mr. l'Sltmi'e, .Xtlviser
HISTORY OF BOYS' ATHLETIC CLUB
The hrst meeting of the Boys' Athletic Club was held on Friday. September 25. 1024.
with an enrollment of thirty-two. The following oflicers were elected for 102-I'-25: President, 2
Virgil Pomeroy: Vice President. Frank Siple: Secretary and Treasurer. Charles Hartman. Mr, j
Robert T. Moore was appointed club adviser. I.
The Athletic Club is composed of boys who have been members of the various varsity
squads during the year. It must not be compared, however. with the varsity "V" Club. since f,
all boys in the Athletic Club did not necessarily have to possess a letter.
The meetings held were very interesting. all dealing with some branch of athletics or sport
life. During the year the club was favored with several talks by Robert Moore on experiences
he had had while playing different athletics in college. A special talk on auto races at Indif T31
anapolis was given by Frank Siple. At each meeting different boys gave reports which dealt tl
with football. basketball. swimming. hunting and fishing.
lt is an honor to be a member of the A. C. because only the ones who have distinguished
themselves in one of the three major' lines of sport or have had the courage to stick to it are
allowed to stay in the club. ,
One vital issue that the club tried to promote in the athletics of V. W, H. S. was clean il
sportsmanship. This subject was taken up by a capable speaker. Frank Siple. He was one A
who has much influence with the club. since he was captain of the football squad. He dwelt -
upon the subject of playing hard and clean, for the team that plays a clean game is respected A'
by all. whether it wins or loses. lf a game is won, a physical and moral victory is won: if 1.
a game is lost a moral victory is won. Credit must be given to the coach who taught the team
to play a square and clean game. 2'
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2 .IZUIICS Rutnlilc Hzxroltl Yan XYornter Caltrol Yoh
i l-iverett Stuart Norman Worthington Louis liaslu-r
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L HisToRY or THE RADIO CLUB
, The school year 1924-25. the second year of clubs in Van Wert High School, was a very
ll. successful year for the Radio Club. The first meeting was held in the Physics Laboratory
T Cwhich later became the regular meeting place! with the adviser. Mr. Wilkerson. acting as tem-
? porary chairman.
2 The first step was to elect the necessary ofhcers. By ,written vote the club elected Leo
liarman. President: Loren Cleland, Vice Prsident, and Helen Palmer. Secretary. A committee
' was appointed to draw up a constitution. As there was no further business the meeting
At the second meeting some changes in oflicers were made, due to the fact that the president
L was put on the Annual Staff. The Vice President, Loren Cleland. took his place. and a new
3 vice president was elected. The new president served only a short time until he left as a junior
w representative on the Annual Staff. Another election was held. making Bert Wyandt presi-
5 dent. and Ralph Snyder, Vice President.
. The Club had a hard time getting started but after it was started it went smoothly.
5 All the members. including Mr. Wilkerson. appeared on the program at least once with a talk
or demonstration. All talks were well prepared. To add spice to the programs, a series of
humorous stories were read after the business and programs of the meetings.
', Due to the large membership of the club and the varied interests. it Was a difficult task
for the program committee to plan programs that would be of interest' to all. However, to
lf conclude a progressive year. all members were called upon to give three-minute talks, to which
all responded well.
The Radio Club wishes success to the club of next year.
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Camp Craft Club Enrollment I-Q
L 5 Rowena llmu-1' .Xlina Hawkins lhnwitliy L'ui'atl1t-rs y
Nl.irg'iiei'ite lluwer Julia Morgan tilatlys Coratlit-i's
lfilna Kennedy Clara Rini: llartraret Ley
l' Mary Kohn Xliriain Kline Xlareile Snayrl
lluris Pearson Mary XVilliams Lucy Rranclun
L! Riitli Hoagrlin .Xrtletli Lare Nannii 'l'liatvher y
lfreutla -It-weal I'lnrenr'e Parks Fern lrelantl 4'
Iiftlna Holbrook Alta XVhitaker Isabel Lane
I' liloixt- llui'kn'aIl Clara Yvinllnver iieorgia jnluisun 1 ,
Rntli Raynimitl Um-ltla Baxter Nliss livans. Adviser ' il
k Marie Miller Viola Ainsworth
J HISTORY OF THE CAMP CRAFT CLUB .
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f' lirom the very nrst the Camp Craft Club has had high ideals and a keen love of nature. 5
ln At the first meeting under Miss Evans' guidance. the following were elected as the ofiicers: t
X Mary Ellen Bonnewitz. President: Eloise Duckwall. Vice President: Mary Kohn. Secretary. At
this meeting the club colors were also chosen: blue for truth. and white for. purity.
F These officers served until the second semester when new oflicers were elected who were:
Isabel Lane. President: Julia Mor an. Vice President: Edna Kenned . Secretar .
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, During the year the members of this club took many short hikes. Miss Clara Schumm.
Miss Gladys Kensler. Frank Siples. and Mr. Cotner are some of the speakers who gave interesting
talks to the club. One meeting was held in the gym with the Girls' Athletic Club. First there
was a grand march and then calisthenics. The meeting was nnished by dancing. '
At the Jamboree the Camp Craft Club did their bit by having a candy table and making I
their share of the money. At one basketball game the club sold candy and put the money in 1
The year is not yet over and the club hopes to have several more interesting meetings. 1 '
For a coming' meeting a trip is being planned to Wassenberg's gardens for nature study under ,
Mr. Sager's guidance. It is expected that many interesting things will be learned at this meet- V'
ing. To close the year the club is going to the woods to have an all-day picnic and a good
This history is closed with the wish that the Camp Craft Club in the future will be as
prosperous and happy as it was in '24 and '25. ,
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For sometime before 1919 a need had been felt in our high school for some kind of an "3
organization to promote a feeling of fellowship among the girls, and to- provide or supplement l
those ideals and convictions which would make Christian women out of high school girls, trained 3
to live and set examples of how a Christian girl of her age should live-something which would 7
take the place among the girls which the Hi-Y had already won for itself among the boys.
Accordingly. with the help of Miss Katharine Chivington and Miss Helen O'Daffer. both '
at that time members of the high school faculty, such a club was organized. After much con- t
sideration it was decided to call it the Y-Hi Club, the "Y" standing for Y. W. C.- A. and the QA.
"Hi" for high school. At first the club met at the homes of the girls: later the Y. W. C. A. v
offered one of the club rooms for the meeting. j.
A few years later Miss Chivington and Miss O'Daffer resigned from the leadership of the
club. Miss Carmody and Mrs. Bell then had charge of it. At the present time the Y. W. C. A. ,QLJQ
Girls' Work Secretary, Miss Cleo Cultice, is the adviser, and the club has been benefited gratly fa
through her work.
The presidents of the club. from the beginning of the club up to the present time, have
been Charlotte Sidle, Eleanor Evans, Christine Rayer. Mary Chryst, Ruth Bonnewitz, and Mary
Louise Ireton. .
During the year 1924-1925 Marcia Purmort was Vice President: Rachael Young, Treas- 'fl
urer. and Miriam Helman. Secretary.
The meetings. held every two weeks on Monday at seven o'clock. are not confined to bus- El
iness alone. The four sides of a girl's life. namely: spiritual, physical. religious and social are jg
stressed in our meetings so as to give each Y-Hi girl the "life abund1nt." Many of 'hem are
to aid the social life of the club. For instance. every year there is a "kid party." a H1llowe'en lj
art , and a Christmas arty. For the hvsical side, hikes and ym and swimmin arties' are
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Many of the best speakers of Van Wert and visiting national secretaries have given us kg
,Q inspiring talks. ITI
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lg At the end of the year the officers for the coming year are elected. The results of the J
2, election are: President. Margaret Sidle: Vice President, Harriet Gleason: Tre1surer. Helen fa'
'li Mohler: Secretary. Mary Ellen Bonnewitz. The officers, the chairmen of the social fervice.
2 ways and means, publicity and program committees, together with the club adviser make up the fi
L cabinet of the club. After election installation takes place. '3,,
The president with the chairman of the program committee and the adviser will 't'end a T
ri Y. W. C. A. conference to be held at Saugatuch. Michigan, June 10-July 26, 1925. .'
The last party of the year is the Senior Farewell. It is a party given for the Senior mem- g
1lQ, bers, by the lower classmen. Sometimes it is a dinner. again it may be a tea or luncheon. li,
2' Thus. in all ways, the club fulnlls its purpose "To nnd and give the best in life to all." -5
,, Y-I-Il-CLUB ROLL ji
V Helen Burcaw Lenore Hoeken Marcella Sims ,li
Louise Bonnewitz Miriam Helman Marjorie .Spayd
G,-ether Bair Fim-ence Howard Janet Stemmefz as
Erma Begvo Mary Louise lreton Helen Mohler -fJ
Qjmgh Barnes Virginia Kesler Karola Wertz ..
Loraine Cole Opal Ludwig Judith Strother Ft
Loisconn Mable McDonald Rachael Yeung
Ruth Conn Eva Myers Mary Gribler
Fern Conley Allegra Miller Norma McDonald I
Letha Cleland Ruby Miller Winifred Spaulding Z
Marcella .Dickinson Mildred Miller D01'0lhY Gent 'Q
Rum page Bonita Moore Evelyn Sinn ,'
Lavenia Donart Wanda Moore Kathryn Crowe 3-
Jang Edwards Julia Poe Madeline Haughton 3-
Margarer Ann Evans Nellie Potts Mary Ellen Bonnewitz :E
Evelyn Eirich Marcia. Purmort Garnet Kable Q-
Faenella Fell Helen Palmer Fern Ireland '15
Marjorie Gauvey Montel RBYCI' MU? EHIIY ,
Ellen Gowans Elizabeth Raymond Marie Kinsey D
Florence Gowans Ruth Rison 111112 Morgan '
Carmen Geary Cecile Rice M3YK?fCf Marsh '
Harriet Gleason Grace.Richey Valerla SChm'd!
Mary Alice Gaddis Naomi Roberts Esther ffllglle
Mary Katharine Glass Helen Steinmetz Marguerite Bower 1
Martha Harris Margaret Sidle Eloise Duckwall 5
3 Virginia Stewart Z
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Hi-Y Club History
In closing the year of 1924-25, the Van Wert Hi-Y has proved itself to be
of such a kind that it can say that it has become an example of the club defined
by the following words: lt is a group of high school fellows who have banded
themselves together to "create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and
community high standards of Christian character."
The club was very fortunate in having the following leaders as an aid in
the furthering of their platform and purpose. Vernon Duckwall was custodian
of the gavel with James Rumble to assist him: Robert Helman held the purse
strings, and Loren Cleland took care of the pen and scroll part of the organiza-
tion. Mr. E. G. Thatcher of the Y. M. C. A.. Rev. Snyder of the church, and
Mr. Cotner of the school held the reins of the club.
,In keeping with the purpose of the Hi-Y, the club held three church services
in which the complete service was handled by the members of the club. One
of these programs was given in the Harrison Baptist Church. This service was
a personal favor to Rev. Read, who was sick at the time. As a further help to
Rev. Read the club conducted a service at the Baptist Church of this city. The
third service was held at the Antioch Friends' Church, southwest of the city.
These services enabled the members of the club to obtain some valuable experi-
ence along this line and also gave them the chance to show their willingness to
serve the community.
Thinking of others. the Hi-Y Club pledged, fifty dollars to the Foreign
Work Division of the Y. M. C. A. This sum was raised by the management
of a check room service at the "Y," which was conducted during basketball
games played there. By this method each fellow feels that he has done some-
thing directly for those boys in other lands who do not have the same oppor-
tunities enjoyed here.
Out of twenty-six meetings, twenty were held in the form of Bible study
meetings, most of which were led by Rev. Snyder. During these meetings some
helpful discussions arose and each fellow took part in the open forum. This
made the meetings beneficial to all.
A representative group of the club attended the two conferences which were
held during the year. The first one was attended by four fellows under the
leadership of Leo Werts. The conference was held at Mansfield over Thanks-
giving week-end. Many inspiring speeches were heard, and several discussions
were participated in. A complete report was brought to the home club. and
some very good results followed. The second conference was held at Findlay
and was comprised of representatives from the Hi-Y clubs of Northwestern
Ohio. These conferences are intended to bring out one great thought which is
to be applied to all the Hi-Y clubs of the state, thus accomplishing a great deal
of good by mass action. Another out-of-town meeting, held in Lima, was
attended by about ten fellows with Mr. Thatcher and Mr. Cotner as leaders.
The group listened to a talk by Dr. Winfield Scott Hall, which proved very
The club is going to send two members to the Hi-Y Camp at Brinkhaven,
Ohio, where they will be given a course of Leadership Training by some of
Ohio's best men who know how to handle boys. The two expected to go are
next year's president and secretary. Their expenses will be paid partly by the
club and partly by the Rotary Club.
During the year the membership of the club increased from nineteen to
consideration. At the close of the year four fellows were brought into the
club by the use of the ritualistic pin ceremony before an audience of the Pauld-
ing H1-Y Club and the Van Wert Hi-Y Club. They were afterwards ad-
twenty-four. The new members were brought into the club after careful E
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dressed by W. G. Cartlich, State Y. M. C. A. Boys' Work Secretary. The
induction ceremony was preceded by a sumptuous banquet.
To the Hi-Y Club of next year the Senior members wish a successful future.
and it is hoped that they will always strive to bring about the further condi-
tions which are in accordance with the platform of the Hi-Y which is: Clean
Speech. Clean Athletics, Clean Scholarship, Clean Living.
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llasil, Ilernire lireitlavh, Cliffortl l't'itt'liartl. l'cx'i'y llil
lllaku, Ifranklin Harvey, iltillllil Robertson, Cartel' 'l
ps llrnwn, Klimlretlt Harvey, Virgil Sims, Slitrfelln
4' lhtrtuw, Helen Hocken, William Sinn, Evelyn .ip
l,'rmi'e, t':itltt-ritie Mason, tlerlrutle Stewart. Mai'g'aret fi'
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I and any member can now meet the challenge of a Californian. The following facts are some ,Ili
of the reasons why we are glad we live in Ohio: lg:
A l. Historic Interest-Ohio was the chief center of the Mound Builders of prehistoric times.
his Tecumseh and many other noted Indians have lived in this state. Every elected president since 'fig'
' Abraham I.incoln down to Taft with two exceptions have been native Ohioans. Ohio women
have always stood high in moral reform. Frances Willard was born in Oberlin. One of the
1 first women suffrage conventions was held at Salem, Columbiana County in 1850. Fannie Gage tile,
pf- was the leading spirit of the pioneer movement. 'rl-
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2. Social Service-Americanization work is carried on in Cleveland and fifteen other ll
cities. The Workmen's Compensation and Mothers' Pension help to solve the lndustrial Prob-
L lem. The Blue Sky Law makes rather than breaks men. Ohio is a pioneer state in the experi- ,lily
F? mental prison farm near London.
l 3. Education-Ohio is a pioneer along Educational lines. The Brumback Library in
l Van Wert is the first county library in the United States. Ohio has more colleges than any ,ilt
,Fi other state. many of which are supported by religious sects. hence Ohio sends out more mission- fi.:
V aries than an other state. 'tt
i The end of the rainbow is in Ohio: the pot of gold is not mythical, it is in the every acre
' of Buckeye soil. L91
F3 The Ohio Club is proud to claim Superintendent Sullivan as sponsor: for when visiting fffi
l one of our meetings he said it had long been his wish to have such a study club. All the mem- lip
bers recognize the worth of this expression. We take this opportunity to thank Superintendent 5 I
Sullivan, who is a student of Ohio History, for the loan of his own books and for his helpful
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Besides having numerous other jobs, "Ben" not only arranged interesting sched-
"Zcke" deserves credit for the way in which ules but we must assure him that the fellows
he assisted Manager Spieth. greatly appreciated the line equipment he fur-
nished the teams throughout the year.
We have placed "Bob" in the center of our panel because he is
really our "axle of athletics." The entire athletic system is built up
around him. The credit goes to "Pug" for the smoothrrunning of our
sports. We hope that for the benefit of the under classmen and
0 V. W. H. S. Bob will remain in the "ole home town."
HOWARD I BOWERS
Florence was always there with her pep I need not tell what a good cheer leader
cheering the gang on to victory. Too bad! "Curly" was. You all know he was right
She hopes to graduate. there with the goods.
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BYRON LEASER, HALFBACK-"Red" CAREY JONES. GUARD-"Casey"
' Red was a sure-fire get up and go-getter. HCSISCYH is OHIY 2 Junior but he SUN
k Small. redheaded, and fast, he sure did tear made 3 5119 Suafdiflg male f0f Ri88inS-
,gy around the ends and through the tackles.
,Ai Remember Fort Wayne. Red's only a
Junior, so we know he's got another year
Casey had 290 lbs. of, argument with a
dash of light thrown in which was enough
to instill fear in the ranks of any team.
L to write his name a little plainer on V. W. We're counting big on you next year,
L H. S.'s "Hall of Fame"--and he will. "Casey!"
CAPTAIN FRANK SIPLES, FULLBACK-
"Sipe" was a leader of leaders. It is
his fourth year on the team and for two
years he was in the backlield. "Sipe" was
a triple threat man. He was a terror to
the line of any team. His timely drop-
kick lent many thrills to the game. We've
seen him pass. too. We know he'll be
dh HAROLD YOH TACKLE-"Zeke" JOHN PRIDDY, TACKLE--upriddyn
li "Zeke" was a big fellow that played a John came out though he had never
hard, dependable game at the tackle posi- played the game before. The fact that he
tion. With his "small matter" and grim had the stuff in him shows in the way he
determination the opponents always knew made his letter. Always delivering, al-
of his presence. When the battle smoke ways dependable, he well deserved his let-
would clear away you would generally see IGI.
"Zeke" hangin' on to his man. We'll
CLARENCE TINDALL. TACKLE-"Noah" CLARENCE RIGGINS, GUARD-"Tabby"
"Noah" made his first letter but he "Tabby" wasa regular lighting Gibral-
' sure played the game like a veteran. He tar with his "Come on gang." It always
t had that uncanny ability to always hit the took a couple of good men to hold him
right man at the right time. They all and as for going through him-well that
stopped when they got hit by "Tackle never happened. It was his second year
Tindallf' Sorry to lose you next year. with the team and we're sure sorry to lose
1 CAPTAIN-ELECT LELAND AGLER, QUAR-
"Rosy" was our little general. It was
his second year as quarterback. Besides
having a cool, clear thinking head. he had
lots and lots of dash and pep. And those
quarterback sneaks behind our terrible trio.
"Rosy" Well deserves the position of cap-
tain and we wish him the best of luck in
piloting his new team.
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Q' ROBERT HELMAN, END-"Bob" EUGENE DRURY. HALFBACK-"Doper"
Bob came from Greenville two years ago
and came out for football. He was a little
light for Van Wert's heavy teams but he
stuck. Then, he got his chance. It's
needless to say he delivered. Yes, that's
why he's a wearer of the V, and a member
"Doper" was an exceedingly versatile
player. playing either side with great ease.
He fitted into Van Wert's Four Horsemen
like a pocket in a shirt and always ran a
heady and dexterous game. Sorry to say.
he leaves too.
'ff of the class of '25.
1 DONALD ATHA HALEBACK-"Don"
5: 'Don's' a junior. Generally playing
g a fast, snappy game at half. He some
. times played the quarterback berth. His
smiling face and cheery words always
1' boosting were a big asset. He will be
with us next year.
Z? VERNON DUCKWALL END- Duchy ROY WISE END- Bowser'
This was 'Duckys second year of
earning a letter though only his first as a
regular. He was Chod s' running mate
and they worked together like cogs in a
wheel. Ducky always played a stronger
offensive game than defensive. Yes he
goes with the rest of the Seniors.
Bowser was an end that the best of
them couldn t get around-no and neither
could they go inside. He was always
there with the bacon. He ll make a dandy
running, mate for Chod. Best of luck
for you on next year s line.
1 ROBERT FAWCETT TACKLE- Spfcket
, but being our punter of greatest ability
f was oft times called into backfield. Then
5 to fool the opponents he was sent around
1 the end. When the war horse got
'll started it took a good man to stop him.
In the line he sat the airbrakes-sudden-like
'Spicket generally played in the line
VIRGIL POMEROY HALFBACK- Mack' CHARLIE HARTMAN END- Chod
Mack playing his second year was
a driving fool. No and, Ive never seen
Mack last in a foot race yet. Mack could
not only plow the line run the ends but
he also helped Sipe with the forward
passing. Mack graduates with the Class
It was ' Chod s second year on the left
flank and he showed the same type of
deadly football. Hes a bear at tackling
and a sure catch on a pass. Yes I guess
passes and three touchdowns for Charlie
all in one game.
VICTOR CARPENTER CENTER- Vic'
A team. He was so small that placed in be-
g tween our big guards ofttimes the side
'Z lines couldn t see him but the other team
always was well aware of his presence.
Time and again 1 140 pounds was
' wrapped about the ' of the backtield of
the opposing team. His ability is shown
2 in the fact that he s one of two fellows to
Q play in every quarter of the season.
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"Vic" was playing his Hrst year on the
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Van Vv'ert 'llhere 64 Delphos . , 0 'Q
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Out ol' ten tltll games played. Van Wert High School won eight t8l. They more than
doubled the score against their opponents, The squad averaged about 160 pounds to the man.
ffl Out ol the seventeen letter men who were chosen, eight of them remain to form the members of Til,
lil next years team. To them, we, the class of '25, wish the best of luck.
NVe. the class of '25 know that to have a winning team representing us requires hard prac- :IQ
JT- tice and lots of it. lt falls to the lot of a second team or "scrubs." to do this. They receive :Hi
all the kicks. blows and hard knocks that the first have to give, yet they receive little or no credit
ill' for being the "goat," "Scrubs," we do realize and appreciate what your work has meant to l '
the success of V. VJ. ll. Sfs football teams this past year and we wish you the honor of being
' on the Hrst next year. ll
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The Basketball Season
Van Wert opened her basketball season with York at Van Wert on Decem-
ber 19th. York had been practicing for some time, while Van Wert entered I'
this contest with but ten days' practice. Nevertheless. the Scarlet and Grays Al!
Land by the way, they had splendid new uniforms. thank! to the management
of Mr. Spiethj, came out in a hotly contested game on the long end of a 28-Z6 :H
score. . l j
During vacation the team sped over to Convoy to do battle with the lads
of that town. Convoy had a dandy new floor and Van Wert liked it so well iii,
that, after the game had been tied at the three preceding quarter posts, at the il
end of the game Van Wert High School was perched on the top of a 29-21 score. L12
Bob lVloore's boys accomplished a feat in their next game by defeating Lima
South on South's own floor. The game progressed like a teeter-totter. First, ll!
we would be on top and then the other team. Then the prescribed length of all
time ended and she was balanced 15-all. A two-minute overtime ensued and
Van Wert was winner by a 17-l 6 score.
The next night the boys came home tJanuary lOthH to take on Convoy. if
The boys from the west side of the county had not had a hard game the night
before as the boys of Van Wert had had but nevertheless Convoy got trimmed, fl'
Ada had beaten us in football and so we hoped to turn the tables and
trounce them in basketball but it did not so turn out. Van Wert played good If
ball but it remains that Ada got more of the breaks that count and consequently
took home the bacon. Score 13-12.
The next night Van Wert motored to Rockford and sufhcientf to say, Van
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Wert returned the winner by a score of 21-15. However, both teams played
a very mediocre game.
Then on January 23 the boys arrived in Defiance just in time for the game
to start. They were somewhat road-weary but nevertheless went into the
game with a grim determination. The final whistle found Van Wert carrying
the small end of an 18-12 score.
According to dope Van Wert was docked to win' their next game. The
following evening QJanuary 245 the Scarlet and Gray clad lads lined up to the
expectation of press and crowd and came through with an 18-15 count against
In the Paulding game on January, 30, Van Wert cagers showed their stuff.
The lads from the North put up a, gallant fight but when the smoke of the
last gun cleared away it was found that Vanl Wert had hit them for 19-14
The next evening our fellows went to Decatur and sorry to say the 'iBoys
from Indiana gave our boys a 40-31 defeat to bring home.
Rockfords came to Van Wert on February 17 to again be defeated. The
game was fairly well played but Van Wert was too much for its opponents.
We won 18-15
Some people aren t superstitious but nevertheless on Friday the 13th, St.
Marys in a hard-fought neck and neck contest came out winner by a throw
On the 20th of February our team journeyed to Ridge with a large dele-
gation of rooters Ridge had, however, been undergoing real hard practice
in anticipation of Van Wert. Van Wert in this game had 31 big surprise of
the season handed to them in the form of a defeat. Score 25-23.
Our boys stinging under the defeat of the previous week, easily beat
At the tournament their first draw was Defiance. The college town lads
succeeded in beating Van Wert High School 25-22. However, credit is due
our fellows for the noble fight they put up. Any number ofl people on the
sidelines and the newspapers gave the Scarlet and Gray of Van Wert credit for
displaying the best brand of team work of any team in the tournament. Fur-
ther proof of this is brought out in the fact that they placed Frank Siple and
Ward Yeates on the first All-Tournament team and Charlie Hartman and
Capt. Bob Fawcett on the second All-Tournament team. Don't forget, fel-
lows, that the old Van Wert High, School is proud of you and all of the rest
of the fellows who are needed to make a team a real success. The old Van
Wert High School is proud of you and your record.
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READ YE AND REMEMBER
One night the Seniors of 1925 soundly trounced the, V. W, H. S. Faculty
to the tune of 16-12. Bob Moore didn't get started and "one-arm" Lehning
was taken care of by Riggins. The Seniors were all struting their stuff and
believe me, we re sure proud of ourselves. Why shouldn't we be? We were
the first bunch of Seniors to ever beat the Facultyl aggregation since the arrival
of Bob Moore.
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lVlON'l'liZ RIXYUR. QCAIYIUXINl-"RUy0t'i' LORRAINE COl.E-"COfL'y" i
5 The team of '25 considered themselves Lorraine was a good running center and
Ur- lucky in having Montel with them this her opponents sure had to work to keep .
year. This was her third year on the up with her. We hope that next year's
team and as captain she was a very loyal team will be able to find an equal to her
, and faithful player. playing. . . i
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Es f-Mach" This is Norma s first and last year on
Mable played Ccmcr guard thc first of the team. She could be depended on for 2
yi the season and forward the latter part of team Work 35 Well 35 flnc PUYYUE -N for' 5
the season. She proved herself worthy of Wafd- Q ' H V H i
Q the honor bestowed upon her by the team, MARX ELI-,lfN BONNEWIU- B0'7m1'
that of leading the team through next sea- Thls 15 Marv Ellcn 5 first YNY -QU The ,
In Son as captain- teamdand she kwell dessrvedktlhe positlron- as
AV! G1-ADYS JENKINSi.,Jmks.. guar . Quic ness-an stic inglto t e job H
.gg Cl dv f d h- h . , f were her outstanding characteristics. XVe I V
5 1 A is M Orwar was lg Smut O are ex ectin reat thin s of Bonnie in the
lg, field baskets. This was her second year next time sfafons g V
1' and we are sorry to say. her last, because JULIX ROBERTS1.2J d .. l
she was one who could put a stiff tight for 'Jud h ed -umu ig .emu md und
ll her opponents. Y p'y J P g L ' g '
, , H very dependably. We hope to have her -
E? x'lRGlNlfx STf5WART'-i'G"7"'V with us next year and see great things of I
jig "Ginny was a 'very good player and her. .y
gg was always on the job when needed. She NELUE po-FTS-'-pens" ly
" 1 W-15 CXCCPHOUJIIY-29044 Af mjllffng Short This was Nellie's second year as guard i 5
shot baskets. This is Ginny s last year on the mam' She played A good game md Q
1 A -lt V' W' H' S- we feel certain that she will do her part lt
Q I VIVIAN HUMRICKHOUSE-''Humrick'' towards making a winning team for '26. l l
1 Vivian played running center on the LOIS COUNSl?Ll.OR+"Conny" ' I,
team. Although she was not able to be This was Lois' first year as forward on '
' with us all year she played an exceptionally the team. She put up a good light in all .
fine game and could be counted on to play games she played. and the future teams are
her best at all times. Vivian graduates glad to have her with them for three more
' this year. years.
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On December I9 we met York on our home floor and were defeated by the score of
15 to 6.
Our next game was lost to Convoy with a score of 24 to l 1.
On January l0 we played Convoy here and were losers to Convoy. The score at the close
of the game was 10 to 4.
We played Ada at Van Wert the following Friday. The Ada players outclassed our girls
in size and Ada won by a decisive score of 18 to 7.
Van Wert played Rockford at Rockford and won after a hard fight with a final score
of 10 to 7.
On January 23 Van Wert made a hard trip to Defiance and lost. but not by a great ma-
jority. The score at the end of the half was 4 to 4. the final score being 10 to 14.
Paulding was the next team to be played. The visitors won 13 to 5.
On the following Saturday Van Wert played Union and after a hard and steady fight
Union yielded to Van Wert. Van Wert lead in the scoring at the close of each quarter and
the Hnal score was 8 to 7.
Rockford came to Van Wert on February 7 with an entirely new lineup and Van Wert
was defeated with the score of 9 to 3.
February 13 proved to be a lucky day for Van Wert and the girls journeyed to St.
Marys with high spirits. The score at the end of the first quarter was l to l, at the end of
the half it was 3 to 1 in favor of Van Wert. In the third quarter Van Wert scored a foul and
St. Marys a field goal. making the score 4 to 3 in favor of Van Wert. Van Wert gained and
the game ended 7 to 4 in favor of Van Wert.
On March 3 the Blue Triangles won from us by a score of l0 to l5.
Our next game with Ridge was a hard-fought game. The score at the end of the first
half was 10 to 6 in favor of Ridge. The girls playedi an excellent game of basketball. The
score ending I8 to 13 in favor of Ridge.
On the following night in the last game of the season Van Wert defeated Defiance. After
a well-played and fast game. the score ending in favor of Van Wert. was 8 to 7.
lfRl'1SHMAN GIRLS SOPHUMORE IEOYS
Smith, lfugate, limrlisli, Berry, Counsellor, Early Evans, lfeber, Ort. Ilnwrlen, Mosnre, Stirkney,
Coil, Hileman. Smith. Faller.
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When the warm winds and sunshiny days came around in IQZ5 and the
baseball call was issued there came out quite a number of candidates. six of
whom were old letter men. Namely, they were Capt. Pomeroy. Drury, Careene-
wald. Leaser. Atha and Hartman. Around these fellows with Spahr in the
box. Coach Bob Moore has built up a dandy nine. As this is going to press
only three games have been played. Celina here. was as good as a league
game. and then the boys went to- Delphos and slammed the canal town lads
for a l0-4 score. The gang came home. but were beaten the next Friday by
the Paulding county boys 12-9. Van Wert's team's batting average so far
is close to .400. Well, best of luck. fellows.
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New Year's Resolutions Begin
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' Basketball game
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sick from making Fast game, 16-17, our Wert 30.
chlorine gas. favor. ,
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S0- some of the pupils Ada vs. Van Wert. ford. We won both C
3-U put their coats back First game we have games. First game
in their lockers. lost this season. girls have won. u -
Exams. Our teach- More exams. "They W'e won from our
ers' motto, "They did not pass." High old rivals. Ridge, ?-
Shall Not Pass." School party. 19-16. 'Q
not. Mr. Rowland falls Judson Owens and Decatur overwhelms 'IW
for the ice today. Peg l1Veber visit the us in basketball this l'l
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is the gang. V Won! t ink we cannot give fodd tonight.
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ag . er w y, plains it is on li . the jointet, boys lost.
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4 G aydon Rank in- Junior Class Play. Senator-Elect H . ' l To y 1
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ill annot se everything Freshmen vs. Soph- hopper?" - mond Wi ' .
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. :z Birthday Washin ton. Given Senior boys winners. S esma s 1 a ss County Tgumamgnt, year.
P' by the Pubic Speak- Farewel party for when Mabe Martin Ju i
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Club Ill C C I l ll Z s. A n 0 ! h 9 T One Of Basketbal la e
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' Spring is making its lane,-5 go ba eg 3 t a 1 n l y 'emembere Closes. Gif 5 doomed H 3 1- 0 d H. an-
- lirst appearances. players. "Sage" con- Sf. 2U'lCk S dal' and to e n t e r t ain the nounced that Don A.
ucts singing schoo lfljlydml W C 3 1' S all Senior sa esmen. shou cl break his date.
i , orion today.
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Xfj l g t ha big old an uets at Y. SIDS- Hi- and Junior Hi- assembly.
jv bump on is ea F M. an Y. W. '.
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S ea ing Class are Tryouts for Senior L A am nd
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5 Passage in History-"The American Indians like to bask in the sun."
f- Jane Beach-"Mr. Bowland, does that mean that they like to make baskets in the sun?"
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Robert Schultz-"l-les' the guy that built the Ark and wrote the dictionary."
After a football game Pomeroy said that a sock on the foot is worth two in the eye.
John Miller-"Does your girl eat much when you take her to K. if K.'s?"
Chet Greenwald-"Good night! Her telephone number is 8-8-8-8."
's The old alchemists who changed metals into gold have nothing on the girls of V. W. H. S.l
All they need is one word to change our gold lo nothing.
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, John English-"I don't know."
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Austin Edwards Cin Restaurant!-A'Say, do you serve any cheese with apple sauce?"
A Waiter-"Sure, we serve anyone here."
fx Mr. Spicth--"What is the most stable position of a brick?"
l. Naomi Roberts-"When it's on thc flat side."
"I hate girls and l'm glad l hate 'em cause if I didn't hate 'em l'd like 'em and I hate
'emf' say! Rosy.
' Margaret Ann Evans tin Public Spcakingb-"We saw the other girls coming so we decided
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On Writing an Essay
I hate to write, essays or anything else from a note to an automobile biog-
raphy and even a che que, unless it is to myself. Maybe that is why, when
Miss Hall said that we were going to write essays for Monday, I slid down in
my seat fainting, weary, and sick at heart, feeling as if I were to be the main
actor in the Pit and the Pendulum. It is my firm and unfailing belief that such
an experience could be no worse. Why couldn't I die? Why did the train
always stop just a few feet from me. after I ,had stood on the tracks for hours
waiting for that very flyer? Why did I always get no more of a hurt in an
accident than a cut linger or a bleeding nose? Truly, I can't imagine why it
is unless that those directors of destiny, the three Graces I believe, have set aside
the writing of essays and thc like for those who err and wander from the way.
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Having recovered from the trance, I found that the period was at an end.
Alas, no such luck! I found that I had missed getting the topics which she had
From my neighbor, a kindly' soul who sits in the seat just back of' me, I
procured the list and scanned it eagerly. A model obituary: the uses of dis-
agreeable people: the heritage of the youngest child: on love affairs. These and
other subjects of the same character I found. My! What a list. I wonder
what an obituary is? Probably some new model for a steam yacht--I must
read a little more about such things, I've been neglecting it a little too much
lately. Love affairs! might write something on that,--got plenty of first-
hand information, yet that seems a little too personal. Aw shoot! It's too
recent anyway! And thus I ran through the list, taking up first one subject
and then another, only to drop it for one holding forth a brighter prospect and
finding nothing but disappointment in that next glittering hope.
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at a price indicates a standard of vague-giving, by which a store can be judged. lj,
of the highest possible standard is given here for the smallest tpossible price. 9
is the first thing looked for when our buyers are selecting goo s for our Stores 'Q
dard of quality, our prices are uniformly low. This is made possible because of the fr.
large retiluirements of our many stores. if
"Quality ' oft e unfailing kind has made thousands of customers for our Stores, New f
customers are being added daily. z
Quality ' as it should be is offered to the people of this community. '
What can one do I ask you what can one do? There is only one last re-
sort-write! She accepts a an excuse only death and well-what do I care
I ought to be able to scribble up something' just enough to get by anyway- V--V
but how I hate it! .
How can anyone write on rothing? Some of those old writers did it and
got away with it. Well times have changed! Yet Ipcan t help admiring one
of those old fellows men who wrote-on studies' on friendship' on enjoying
unpleasant places' on such dry stuff as that and made something interesting
enough that people would read it. Heavens know it s hard enough to write
on our modern desks and tables and they had to write on such things as
London Bridge Yes I admire them. Studies who wrote on Steele and
painted on carrots. Pardon me-I mean Steele who Wrote on studies and
Corot on painted although I don t see what Old Master he painted or for
hat matter what Old Missus ' however we ll let that pass for they deserve
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A balanced physical, intellectual and moral develop-
ment is the ideal of every successful school.
Athletics therefore take an important part in the
school program and we extend our hearty congratulations
to Van Wert High School for the high standards attained.
The boys are well equipped, know the game, and play it
hard and clean.
We pledge our hearty support to all school activities.
United States Sporting Goods Co.
Complete Athletic Outfitters
115 North Market St. Van Wert. Ohio
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But we really mean it.
We're far-sighted enough to know
gl that you people will reward good
Our immediate profits will be small-
lg? er, to be sure, but in the long run
We'll be ahead.
That isn't bunkg it's intelligent self-
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Flowers for Partles, Weddmgs, Banquets and all soclal occasions
Also Potted Plants We send flowers by w1re
Van Wert's Exclusrve Retail Florxst
Telephone 3227 328 George Street
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all the credxt they can get
Well the best thmg I guess IS to let lt sllde t1ll Fnday I ll have some
ldeas by then I know
The days rapldly slrde by and Frlday comes no essay I am stall trymg
to thmk desperately I grasp at each straw untrl I have enough straw for twenty
bed tlcks but stnll no essay or theme for one Overwhelmed w1th grnef I srt
down and let the angry b1llcws roll It rams
Wlth the flrst crash of dawn Monday mormng I am up-wrxtmg down
my thoughts as fast as they come to me really I am, swamped wxth the great
How and after two hours eleven mmutes of desperate work have almost lin
:shed one page By e1ght o clock I have added the necessary seven lmes and
am off to school Thank goodness If s over'
Dxd I say I hate to wnte essays? I dld? Well there IS a sllght mxstake
hke 1ntensely to detest abhor to have averslon to So thats what hate
means Well I got the wrong word' Ye Gods that sounds lxke love to
what I feel towards wrxtmg' I give up' Let s call lt qu1ts what do you say?
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AUTHOR S NOTE This essay of approxxmately 700 words wrltten by myself and respect
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John Agar Ctrymg to cut hrs steakj Say walter how was thus steak cooked?
Harold Custer Smothered m omons slr
John Agar Well lt dxed hard
Frank Argenbnght I ve got half a notxon to take trlgonometry
Rank Well you re just half crazy then
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"Of the People, by the People, for
Lincoln might also have been thinking of institutions
like ours,--owned by all who place their funds here.
They control its affairs. They benefit by our home-
ownership service and share in all our earnings.
"We save together,
We lend to each other,
We divide the profits."
The Van Wert Building 85 Savings Company
H. L. SIDLE, Secretary
Mrs, Bell-"When did Caesar defeat the greatest number?"
Jane Edwards-"On examination day, I think!"
Salesman-"This book will do half your work."
Bert McGinnis-"Give me two quick."
Mrs. Bell-"Why didn't you study your Latin lesson last night?"
Edward Jones-"My throat was so sore l could hardly speak English."
Miss Hall-"l'll be very, very grateful if Clifford Gamble. Grethel Bair and Florence
Gowans can be persuaded to surrender their grade cards."
Bob Helman-"I have a Ford: what car have you?"
Marcia P.-"A Franklin."
Bob Helman-"Wcll. that's a good car. too!"
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Traffic Cop-"Come on! What's the matter with you?"
Harriet Gleason-"Oh, l'm all right but the engines dead!"
A local angler caught a fish Weighing four pounds this summer. ln describing this feat
tr, recently he dislocated both his shoulders. Needless to say this was Ralph Lehman.
.lack Balyeat to Miss Tozzer. fwho is passing out test papersj-"l-low many hundreds?"
Miss Torzer-"Jack, don't ask such foolish questions!"
'LH Lorin Freyermuth-"You owe me two dollars. but I'll meet you half way and forget half
53' of what you owe!"
ii? Paul Miller-"Good!" l'll meet you. l'll forget the other half."
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Bob Fawcett-"l'm under it most of the time."
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Charles Dickens wrote this advertisement
-3 The body of Dickens is in dust, but his mind is
' deathless. In his reat book "Martin Chuzzle-
wit" occur these gnes--"Any man may be in
good temper whenf he's well-dressed." Isn't it
. To that sermon in a sentence, written by Dickens, we
have nothing to add, except that you're going to have a
1 dickens of a time Ending Clothes, Furnishings and Hats
as smart as we offer for Spring.
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"I pine Hr yew. Alder day and night I long to cedar apple of my dreams. which is yew.
I wish my boss would give me a long leaf. so I could graft you in my palms again. He but-
ternut refuse me or I will lilacsaxifragrance to see yew.
"I ain't poplar here. I met Cherry at the beech yesterday and she said if I didn't leaf
here, redwood lick me. and if redwoodn't then her dogwood. She said, 'You prune, if you
don't quadrifolia, I'll sycamore dogs on yew.'
' ' "Oh. Hazel. I'm nutty over yew! I would scrub oak. and spruce up Hr yew forever
- When your elders say yes to me. won't 'it be grand fir us?
LL "Oh, I-Iazel, I a door yew. From your lonesome
A Porter-"How would you like to sleep. sir. head or feet first?"
David Jones-"If it's all right with you I'd like to sleep all at the same time."
Zeke Yoh--"Can you help me with this Caesar?"
Bob I-Ielman--"Sure, I know all about the new death ray."
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Always the Best
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All kinds of Insufance 6? Bonds written
Office---Central Manufacturers Building
- Phone 2654
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Will wonders never cease! Girls there is still a chance even though "Bob" Moore is 4
Of course by this- time all you good looking bits of femininity have heard that Herman i
Benjamin Spieth has. by dint of hard labor lincidently. by teaching in the highlschooll, man- 5
aged to make both ends meet in the shape of anickel-plated. unscratched. untarnished means of
locomotion or transportation, commonly known by many people as a Ford. Now, K-
algebraically speaking, as a Ford coupe is made for two, and Herman is only one. which leaves ,
one still unaccounted for. Naturally he must have a fair lady in view because if not. why 5
did he get a coupe? We ask you. And now who will be the one? 'That is thelquestionl E
lt might be well and appropriate to add that by using a hydrostatic paradox, invented and 4.
perfected by Mr. Spieth in the Physics Laboratory. he hopes to cut down the amount of water :-
put in the radiator and also' by a system of pulleys, to lift the overhead expense. ,E
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Miss Hall-Kenneth Edwards. I don't want you to come back to class until you have H-
learned the Rhodoraf' Z
Helen Burcaw-"Bye, Kenneth-see ya' next year!" rg
Margaret Blake-1"Say, what was the score?" .11
Nellie Potts--"Nineteen to twenty-four." ,
M. B.-"Wake up, dummy. This is twenty-five."
John Cartmill Cvisiting here from Kentucky!-"Things are getting awful down home."
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Richard Jeromei'Yeah. '
J. C.-"Caus you caint even shoot anyone any more but what they have an investigationf A
Marcia Purmort-"Theres the Auto Repair Shop,"
Harold Hester-"Yes, they oughta repair but they don't." ,Z
Miss Evans-"lf you people have an opportunity to do bookkeeping this summer. take it. 5
Thane-Spahr4"lf I took a job at this stuff you'd get Bred!
Miss Hall-"What was Jerry Cruncher's occupation? A
Madeline Haughton-"He was a grave robber." b
Miss Hall-"I know-but what did he rob?" '
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Austin Edwards-"I just took a hard exam."
A. EdwardsQ"No Latin."
Mr. Bowland-"Well, I don't know. I didn't study the lesson in this book today."
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Bernard Smith-'Huh. you don'r have a thing on me."
Ilo Warren-"Say, where's Marie?"
Mid Miller--"She's over eating at K. Y5 K.'s."
llo Warren-"Huh, I'd like to see anyone overeat at that place.'
Mr. Lehning-"William, keep your mouth shut. Don't speak until I ask you something
and then keep still."
Miss Hall-"Harold, what subject did you write on today?"
Harold Yoh-- 'I wrote on the seme one that you gave us."
Miss Hall-"But I didn't give you any.
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If, at any tlme, you some sweets should lack
Call 2437 and to you we wlll pack,
Rlght up to your open gate
The 'very thtng for whtch your heart does ache
Raymond King--"I answered a question in class today." V
Hulda Nlerkle-"You did? Well, what did you say?"
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David Evans- 'What do they mean by balanced rations?
Emmaline Evans-"Oh. a man eating peas with a knife."
Paul Hawkins-"When does the train go?"
P. H.---"l asked when it goes, not how it goes!"
Carl McCoy-"I hear your girl's father is wealthy."
Gaylord Alspach-"Yeah, he's a diamond merchant."
C. M.-"Diamond merchant!"
G. A.-"Yep, he sells peanuts at the ball park."
Rank QHeard in the Excalibur Oflicej-"Say, Ruth. what's the matter with this sentence
'The horse and cow is in the barni' "
Ruth Conn-"Why, Graydon, it should be 'Thel cow and horse is in the barn." Ladies
always come first. '
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Watches Gl u ? Pins, Rings
Jewelry Q Trophies
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: Harold Yoh4"l know it."
Mr. Sager--"Now that shows he had to study his speech a little."
Grace Richey-"Yes, a little."
Mr. Menschel-"Well, Harsen, although I caught you skipping and should give you two
weeks. l'll let you off this time."
I-Iort Riggins to Carey Jones-"Say, Carey, lim coming over and sit with you in chapel."
Trevlyn D.-"Yes, Grace. I mean every word I say."
Grace Kennedy-"Oh, is that why you're so quiet?"
A Mr. Sager-"What keeps the moon from falling?"
, Jude Roberts-"I suppose the beams have something to do with it."
ff' Miss Scheid-"Give a famous saying of Benjamin Franklin." ,
Isabel Lane-"Little acorns grow on big oaks."
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As an active companion in fulfilling business and social obligations,
as a cultural influence and as a source of much comfort, pride, joy and
Q happiness-what IS more constant than distinctive furniture.
gl ' We pride ourselves in the fact that we handle the best lines of
furniture .such as Berkey and Gay, Imperial, Sligh, Valentine and Seaver,
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Our salesman will help you make the proper selections-help to
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David Jones--"They threw cowardly tomatoes at me."
Leonard Friesner-"What kind are those?"
D. J.-"They're the kind-well. when they hit you, they run.
Eloise Duckwall asked if the statue in the study hall was that of the founder of V. .
Norma Hester--"Did you ever have an appointment with a dentist?"
James Harris--"No, but l've had some disappointments."
Charles Hartman-"Do you want to see something swell?"
Jane Edwards-"I sure do."
Chod-"Well, then just drop some beans in a glass of water and watch them."
Marcia Purmort-"What can an elephant have that no one else can have?"
H. Hester-"I don't know. What?"
M. P.-"Baby elephant, dummy."
You should have graduation photos to remember the happy
days. Your diploma should be framed
Hofmann Art Studlo
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Iflorencc Gowans-"I wmnt you to come to our dance."
f Pruden-"Thanks, Is it formul, or slnll I Weir my own 'lothes?"
I Barnum was right.
. John Priddy remarked that the Chemistry Lib. had nothing on the Cooking Room when
it fame to mixing up strange concoctions.
a Miss 'I'racy4"Th1t's silid on lettuce l'1ves.'
Don-' Good night! I didn't recognize it ill dressed up,"
',f Pull K.-"I'll eat this fudge if it kills me. '
Blake- 'You're a brave fellow."
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' Blake- 'Because I think it VJILL kill you.
I hen you want somethmg good
for your class promo go to
Crosby s Quality Grocery
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W Burt Wyandt-"I should worry! Care has killed many a poor fool."
Norma McDonald-"Why, you're not dead yet."
i Girls!!! Keep that schoolgirl complexion off the boys' coats.
Q, Hester-"Where do all the bugs go in the winter?"
Duckwall finnocentlyj-"Search me."
2 Miss Hall-"Florence, you read next. '
I Florence Howard-"Shall I start at the beginning? '
2' Miss Hall-' Why no. Start at the end and read backwards."
- Breathes there a Senior
With soul so dead
Who never to himself has said,
. ' Studies be hanged-I m going to bed."
, Mr. Bowland--"Do you put a mark in your book each time you recite?"
' Elmer Oeschsle-' Yes.
If you don't catch on to some of these bits of humor, laugh anyway. It's good for you.
Poor Richard's Almanac, "A boil on the stove is worth two on the neck."
a big tin can. "Say, boy!" he yelled. "I hope that's gasoline you have in that can."
E Albert Hoaghe-"Well, I hope it ain't. It would taste like the dickens on ma's pancakes."
'51 Mr. Bowland--"See the difference, Evelyn?'
'- Evelyn Eirich-"Yes,"
Mr. Bowland-"What is the difference?
Eirich-' I don t believe I see 't. '
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Kathryn Hymen-"Now I'll give my oration.
Everett Swaney-"Yes, and now I will leave."
Miss Hall-"In what condition was Keats at the end of his life?" I
Clifford Greulach-"Dead." Q
Mrs. Bell-"When we have two datives together, what is it?" C
Marjorie Gauvey-"Double dative."
Most surprising, these Sophomores.
Our Teachers' Motto-"They shall not pass."
Art-"Are you a deep thinker?"
Sam-"I should say so."
Art-"Well, thought so. I'vG never seen any come to the surface yet."
Miss Hall-"Read the next sentence." N
Steinmetz-"I can't. Someone's holding my hands."
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DENTISTRY OF TODAY
Dentistry of today means more than the filling of teeth,
extraction of teeth or the replacement of teeth by use of brid-
ges or plates Dentistry 1S truly a branch of the Medical Sci-
ences 1n that we know health IS affected by abnormal condit-
ions of the teeth and their surrounding tissues
Dental diseases are increasing rapidly. In our recent ex-
amination of school children in our own city we found that
but one out of ten needed no dental care or that nine out of
every ten needed dentistry in some form. Whatever may
be the cause of this alarming condition we must pay more
attention to the care of our teeth. Most of these defects could
be easily remedied if taken care of now but if left go will de-
velop into permanent defects or w1ll require more and larger
Preventive Dentistry IS by far the greatest field of Dent
lstry An ounce of Preventive Dentistry IS truly worth a
pound of operatlve Dentistry We each should realize that a
dental examlnatlon twlce yearly will lessen our dental needs
Greater cleanliness w1ll be carried out by each of us defects
can be more easily remedied and painful operations will be
eliminated All of these factors will greatly ald in keeping
our bodles on a higher plane of Health A noted monarch
once said No Nation can succeed elther intellectually or mor
ally without a thoro understanding of the laws governing
Van Wert County Dental Soczety
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Miss Hall Qin Englishl- Now. Ophelia is of a clinging nature.
Clifford Gamble- Oh that's the kind I like.'
Don Ort- What did the Puritan Maidens do for cosmetics?'
Doc Edwards- Oh. they had the Mayflower compact,
Mr. Bowland- Now the people didn't think Lincoln would die before his term was .
Florence Osborne- 'He didnt die. I-le was shot.
Red Leasure- I think each student should have at least an hour of setting up exercises
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Don Atha- Aw, I have three lrours of it almost every night,
Farman- Who wrote Hamlet ?"
Leo- By George, I didn't think you knew.
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From December 17 to February 1, the H. S. Pupils instead of saying "Hello," would say,
Its no crime to beat your best friend up-in the morning.
Mr. Sager-' What is a formal address?"
Rank- Why it s a suit the coat has long tails and there is also a white vest.
Martha Harris4"What will you get me when we go to Fort Wayne?"
Franklin Blake-"Everything I can get my hands on."
Martha- 'I bet you'll have both arms broken."
Siples QNov. 45-' Mr. Menschel, may I be excused?"
Mr. Menschel- Why. Frank?"
Siple-' I want to vote for Coolidge."
' Little Boy- Look maw the circus has come to town: there's one of the clowns.
Maw- Hush. darling. thats not a clown. That's Loren Cleland, a H. S. boy.
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Turn back the universe and give us yesterday: f
Unclasp the hands of time that hold life's golden ray. W
Bring back those happy hours so free from care l
Of memories that oft recall those priceless days so rare, q
And take us back to school once more for Work and play.
Now in the autumn of our lives we can but sigh and say. ,
t Turn back the universe and give us yesterday. I
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