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

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JA ' gfizxrnlh 'Qnh ' ' JN a : BQ t 15 1 nr m his It 'L Business :mn er l I i E" 3 5 71 i E ' 'I X ., A 1 g 2 5 7 - 3 "'1::r H EXCALIBUB - 'Z .. , u- 1 . - Foreword 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. Ded1cat1on To the Members of the Faculty of Van Wert High School Who have so ably contributed to our education, We, the class of 1925, Respectfully dedicate EXCALIBUR This Volume of the Excalibur as a token of our Sincere appreciation of their Loyalty and Service . ,,-,, , H. ,f:L,.....--jg 5r ....,,.,..j .. 1. ,. I f- E nv A, , - i I I, LT' ww.. E , - 1 'ii' g I ' if I ' I y 3 5 1 ,f , .I A: - N ' n 8 ' - 1 , ,fi . I' f mm' L -f 1 , i 1 . . 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I 'I ' .ll ,,,, I ' A, EXCALIBUR fi- we- A' ,L r 1: Book I Administration Book H Classes Q Book HI : Activities Book IV 2 Athletics Book V Humor A tr., i N I .IA in Jr 1 I 1 J 'K I v F Q . . f ! 3 rw f if? I Ja X . if E 1 A ! L 5 5 I ki i 4 ,.,..... Cjtlgkfz-'H 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- ary practice. 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 LENORE HOEKEN 26 l an w u E 1 V ...hh 35 -.....- .. 5 ...... ........,7 W.- . -.W -.gb . N . , I ' ' l ,K I 9 2 5 N 5 Q M , ..... -MQ .......... . ffl -: 1 ' B"- x c. annul Gfvgi 51131 D 35525 74151 4... nt if ig" 4110134 7 1 4555 - 1 1511 ' I 11 M A ,31 1 ' j f?1l11f 43f ' A fx , 6' Q., ,T 1 ,7 , QQ 1" 1 luv '11 ' 1, 111111' 1 . 1 11 1 11 111 111111111 11 111111 1 1'1 111 '1 1 11111 11 ilrninisirzxiinn 11 1 :, . I' af-E A gf 4' 2 L' ,Q 'Hi 1 Q' '-EWU" ,, --, 1 in x ' Diff, .-1 VI! .K+ F.4- 'n :fig ,y 1. 4 Q' i 2' ur' j 4 .f 'f Y . , rg, .'! In q'!-rjif xi I ' fir, ivy. A 4-. . 'I' -19 n .F ?'.'-TR..--' '.n4f.,,.-,..- ,fy , -, H.. -, ug, ii 1 Vis- TU? ' 1535.14 , ,1:'1g'.Lf .' H H wi 2-Us 1' g'z'lu,, 2, N4 IIY1 5 "w ..A.1k,g1 a :Wm 1 H "." 1- Wg 5.. t.,,. UV ,n,fl.'i,. 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Civis Ohio Northern University University of Chicago JAMES H. JONES Van Wert. Ohio Chorus and Orchestra Dr. O. H. Evans School of Music Ohio Northern University HELEN TRACY Columbus. Ohio Home Economics Ohio State University GRACE HALL Van Wert Ohio English Ohio Wesleyan University University of Berlin Germany MEREL S SAGER Tifhn Ohio General Science Public Speaking Heidelberg College Cornell University BEULAH HUMPHREY Fayette Ohio Home Economics Ohio State University Michigan State Normal FIRST PLATE H. L. SULLIVAN Van Wert. Ohio Supt. of Schools Ohio University Ohio State University Columbia University KATHARINE SHARKEY Van Wert. Ohio Histroy Western Reserve University HERMAN B. SPIETH Detiance. Ohio Physics Defiance College Ohio State University ELWOOD E. NOTT Stockbridge, Michigan Commercial College of Commerce. Madison Wisconsin Bliss College of Commerce. Columbus Ohio SECOND PLATE MAX R MENSCHEL Van Wert Ohio Economics Salesmanship Oberlin College Columbia University GLADYS KENSLER Van Wert Ohio English Ohio Wesleyan University WARREN L WILKINSON Wilton Iowa Algebra Antioch College Cornell College HELEN EVANS Racine Wisconsin Commercial University of Wisconsin Wisconsin State Normal University of New York - I ' .,:7:1'3Ji,' Qrrrrgf " vL,....,,Lr' ROBERT T. MOORE Van Wert. Ohio Athletics, Commercial Muskingum College XVINIFRED SCHEID Lima, Ohio English Bluffton College WILBUR C. COTNER Lima, Ohio Chemistry Ohio Northern University University of Texas Ohio State University RUTH TOZZER Van Wert Ohio Plane Geometry Solid Geometry Trigonometry Ohio Wesleyan University Ohio State University W H. LEHNING Van Wert Ohio Manual Training Ohio University Ohio State University CHARLOTTE BAKER Washington Courthouse O Latin Denison University :Jai M '......-- ...L Y4v........,i - .. ,,,,,,,,,, , . 1 I . . u . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . 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"nf ,Z nf' - Xa' 'VV-1-1 , , V -wp , 1 f + , 1 f V I , ,if . ff. . - mg if ' mfff . - f 'i uw 1. 7' 4 1 ff? , ' I jf 11? 1 -' ""'- ' 1925 ' 7 1 EXCALIBUR l l l z........................................ l , 5 H 2 fl fr if i .4 'F- I. 2 f 2 J ll K f' 1 n 1 1 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. P E l D ig N 1 E . . . d ' ' E Helen Lucile Steinmetaeven at this this eieaiiilgo Eifleyigalgecgilglzjiclerf 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 man. 'f i , , t Il E , QQ '15 ,-----------0 1 9 2 5 GRIZTHIEI, BAIR CA'l'lll2RINli CROWli , , Y-Hi H11-ll , H Commercial Club 3 Ihc Charm School Buckeye Club 4 Vice-President Chorus "Cliffs right hunt! botuer. "She muy beconn- lVixe." ROBERT COUl.'I'liR Hi-Y , 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 RUTH CONN President l I-ORR,-XINIQ C0135 Assistant liditor Scarlet and Gray 2 Vice-President 3 Typewriling Committee-Chariman Basketball 4 Y-Hi Travel and Geography 3 Excalibur Club -l Chorus "My smile never wears off." Editor-in-Chief Excalibur Art Excalibur Y-I-Ii Dramatic Club 3 Excalibur Club 4 President "The Charm School" "Adam and Eva" Chorus "Shes our edr'1or,"' VICTOR CARPENTER Vice-President 1 Calendar Committee Football -lr Hi-Y Athletic Club 3, 4 Varsity Club President 4 "l'It"s a good sport!" I RUTH DAKLQ ETHL1. DUNIIION . Willshire High School Y-H1 V - 3 Commercial Club 3 g3iTgtegiatlll'l "The Tailor Made Man" L' S " ' l. 2, 3 "Ill rather Htl! than sleep, Iqllgglkiesglitgiiyrf Plllxrazry Oulu Rather dance than eat. ' . 3 Therefore I don't sleep." Debating Team I Van Wert High School Dramatic Club 4 "I chatter. chatter as I go." PNUI. D miata ' 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 Varsity Club Class Pin Committee Chairman Chorus Calendar Committee Chairman YfHi Secretary Z Latin Club 3 lVlARClEI,I.A DICKINSON "What do you think l'm qoorl for?" l.UVlENIA DONART Excalibur Club 4 Y-Hi "The Charm School" Music Club 3, 4 Chorus Chorus lJon't mention my love affairs." "fl quiet and earnest student." HOVJARD DRAVINC1 Hi-Y Radio Club 3. 4 "fl diligent student in Chemistry." P i EXCAIJBUR luuuunsynno A ' IE t t I W ' l. K 5 ft' N , ' W 1 5 P 'WJ ' Tl is .Q R i T il f, by It 14 1- an il' 1 lisa I t ' l ,I m VERA EDXVARDS FLORENCE GKUWANS I Music Club 3 Personals Committee Excalibur It E- Dramatic Club 4 Y-H1 I I:- "My idea of an agreeable person is one Qramatic Club 3 '- who argues with me." I:-nlccalibcur Clubs-L I I - " he harm c oo " ga VERNON DUCKW'1Xl.l. Chgfug v'-I TIC-ISUFCI' 2 "God gives as-men!" 'El 'Q Athletic Editor Excalibur 2 ' Class Pin Committee K . lf Football 3' 4 Lilo glldltlgixrlj her Excilibur Basketball 3 Hi Y S LP ' -1- Junior Hi-Y A . , A a Hi-Y President -l, Secretary 3 Eadliqbclulgll grisldcm l Athletic Club 3 ,fj-fs' uf d Ig, ., 4- Excalibur Club 4 am an la ' Varsity Club ' "The Charm School" "Adam and Eva" "See what Scoll sent us." EVlEl.YN EIRICH Y-Hi Latin Club 3 Travel and Geography Club : President Chorus "She passes as a pleasant lhouqht "Our lady fusse-r." .i NDXRY FRIIESNER Delphos High School Latin Club Z, 3 Debating Team 2, 3 Chorus ,. l , L Van Wert High School Ohio Club 4 Secretary 4, Vice- Q: 6 t "She talks and talks and then talks some l more." l ., I WIlll1XNi FVANB Music Club 3 Journalism Club 4 Brlly mompelxtor of the can cuttrs' i ' ' ' ' f ft -tr , - Q .i Vt Q F ? Qwmwawwwii -cet 1925 QQWQQMQQMQQHMH .1- B 4 Lu llQliIl'1IY"'OUl1lI1lHDC Xlllq g . C - C - sl . - , . A F f'-t- -""""' 'Iii --'-'-'4-fs 2-1-A A t MI 1 ll? L. if All 3 ,JH Pigs Q 4 QV. Srl Il' .lik 5125? W l all 'SPT l ,M ill l,. JE lm frw ,lil FRANCIS CIRIBLER FLORENCE l'lOVv'ARD Y-Hi Photographer lixcalibur . Camp Craft Club 3 Y-Hi ' Dramatic Club -l Music Club 3 Chorus Excalibur Club -1' . "Short of slulure, long on lulk " Assistant Cheer Leader -l lm: "The Charm School" ll CLIIIVORD GAMBLE and Eva Dfamaticclub 3, 4, PX-csidcnl-1, "fl mann' ll munf My lzrngzdorn for u "The Charm School" 'mmf A Chorus 54,14 "He loves wild animals." DWIGHT HART Radio Club i MADVI-'NV HAUUHTON Travel and Geography Club -l LOS Angeles High School "lVisd0m never uses a naegltlphomf' Class play 1 KA'1'Ht.Ei5N HtaR'r1QL rl-1 Chorus l Van'Wert High School Y.Hi :J E'Hl Cl b 3 Dramatic Club 1, 4, President 'll f2llTlAflC U Chgrus dl Travel and G008f3PhY Club 4 "Now, I would rather dance Ihun sludy "Look me over, I take Trigf' Luouldf-ff you?" 1' CLIFFORD GREULACH Journalism Club 3 Buckeye Club 4 "A modes! student-he lt'l7ll'S to his busf ' 'Q inessf' , ll Sl?-112555313 lliflilllfkliiiliw 1 9 2 5 C- ,iv my noon:-nuboouonoennoeuoolsi vlX'lAN l'lUMRlCKl-lOUSE Basketball 4 Y-Hi Music Club 3 Girls' Athletic Club 4. X icefl resident 'The Charm School" Chorus A'lJid you inquire for tl slenogrupherf' Try me ."' 7 3 Rkllllflfl' HtfI.:xl.'xN Greenville High School Secretary l Art Club l, Z "l.e Cercle Francaise" Van NVert High School Treasurer 4 Assistant Business Manager Excalibur lfootball 4 lli-Y Treasurer 4 Athletic Club -l- Varsity Club "The Charm School" "Adam and Eva" "There are two sides lo every question. mine and the wrong one." KATHRYN HYMIEN Dramatic Club 3, 4 "Me thinks sometimes I have no more wil than un ordinary person." CJLADYS JENKINS Typing Committee Excalibur Basketball 3. 4 Y-Hi Music Club 'S Girls' Athletic Club 4 Chorus 'Ulihe world delights in sunny people," LOUIS l'lOl'l5NlANN 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" Chorus Excalibur Club 4 3 "What would the Y-Hi do without her."' l'lAROI.D HIZSTER President 2. 3, 4 Treasurer l Joke Editor Excalibur Junior Hi-Y' President 2 Hi-Y Science Club 3 President Excalibur Club 4 "The Charm School" "Adam and Eva" Chorus "l may look like ri ladies' num, not." but l'm PAUL I Nli lVl.fXTl NEWS Nature Study Club 3 Journalism Club 4 "Wu hope the world will be good to her." THOM AS JONES Class Treasurer 3 Treasurer Excalibur Hi-Y Science Club 3 Excalibur Club 4 Secretary Chorus Norma Mc:DoN.ixt.o Typing Committee lixcalibur Basketball 3, -1- Y-Hi Campcraft Club 3 Music Club 4 Chorus "A hard worker in uthlelicsf Mt MYtfRs Y-Hi Commercial Club 3 Journalism Club 4. Society Ilditor News Director Chorus "She doesnt like nurses ll V A PAUL KOOGLIQ Music Club 3 Science Club 4 Chorus "You Le'oultln't think he is speutltlf' BlffXTRIClf MCGINNIS Delphos High School. urer of Class 3 Chorus Student Council l, Z, 3 Van Wert High School Personals Committee Excalibur Y-Hi Commercial Club 3 Excalibur Club 4 "Happy-go-lucky, fair and free. Nothing there is that bothers me. Secretary-Treas ERI,li KIGGINS Photographer Excalibur Junior Hi-Y "Adam and Eva" Nature Study Club 3 Excalibur Club 4 USUUDS his llldy through life." , :,,.,, , ,,,,,, nuns ,,,, izzlun Y,,, 1 , .iw i S- nxcmnlsun , i - W- ,, , i I C 5 f l -' X 5 i ii HELEN NICKEL GOLDS RAGERC 3 Q' m t'c l b . 4 Music Club 3' 4 "Whrdl cllillife would makefu Q The Charm School" 2 Ch0r11S A VIRGII. POMEROY , "Fair hair and a smile that counts." Football 3' 4 A Baseball 2, 3. 4. Captain 4 Ch ' Hifgus , 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 1 4, lVlARCI1X PURMORT , Ifi.oizi2NCia OSBORN hi,lQ43fz'1,Edg0f Excaliglug 1 1- ice- resi cnt , l Camp Craft Club 3 Dramatic Club 3, Secretary , 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' l BISRTRAND MCGINNIS Delphos High School 3 Vice-President 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?" xi' Y I Nl0NTEZ RAYER Typing Committee Excalibur Class Pin Committee Basketball 2, 3, 4, Captain 4 Y-Hi Nature Study Club 3, Secretary Girls' Athletic Club 4, President "The Charm School" Chorus "I express my thoughts." JOHN PRIDDY Senior and Faculty Editor, Excalibur Football 4 Hi-Y Journalism Club 3, Associate Editor Excalibur Club 4 Varsity Club The Charm School" Chorus "Pretty is us Priddy does." Ci2C1l.t5 RICE Calendar Committee Excalibur Y-Hi Nature Study Club 'S Excalibur Club 4 Chorus "We wonder when rice will he thrown on her." THELMA SANDERS Latin Club 3 Travel and Geography Club 4 Chorus A'Ef7i'ciency is guinea' by diligent study CLARHNCIE RIGGIN Calendar Committee, Excalibur Football 3, 4 I-li-Y Athletic Club 3 Excalibur Club 4 Varsity Club Chorus "A man of unliring labors-at times." GRACE RICHEY Y-Hi Dramatic Club 3, 4 Chorus "Well. I tuotzldf-" GRAYDON RANK Joke Editor. Excalibur Class Pin Committee Nature Study Club 3, Vice-President Excalibur Club 4 "The Charm School" "Adam and Eva" Chorus "He has u LUIIH peculiar to hin7self." XVINNIFRYED SPAULDING Typing Committee. Excalibur Y-Hi Camp Craft Club 3, Secretary Excalibur Club -1- Chorus "Her relations are ltUr'rIers." DAl.lE Ross Journalism Club 3, 4 Chorus "lf youre not out for business. business to be out." Hlil.liN STIEINMETZ Secretary of Class -l Dramatic Editor of Excalibur Y-Hi l.atin Club 4 Excalibur Club 4 i'The Charm School" "Adam and Eva" Chorus "She has un innocent appearance are deceiving." VIl2GlNlxX STEVJART Secretary of Class 2 Athletic Editor of Excalibur Basketball 5, 4 Prom Committee Excalibur Club Class Pin Committee Dramatic Club 3 "The Charm School" Chorus Y-Hi ou't'e no .. r . if Lets be gay while tue may .' " EVIER li'l"I' SWANIEY Hi-Y Latin Club 3 Ohio Club 4 Chorus "Noi lo be ministered unto but lo min rslerfboshfu GRACE S'l'li'lil.liR 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 Van Wert High School Baseball 4 Travel and Geography Club 4 fl good man. he udnvilx til himself." ll.O WiXlilil2N Dramatic Club 3, 4 Y-Hi Basketball 4 Princess Chrysantheum . ,"Sleep: I craue il noi." HERBIERT WISE Nature Study 3 Science Club 4 "I live up to my name," lVlARY WIEIIDNISIR Dramatic Club 3, President 4 "The world is loo much wiilh usli' BERNICIS WISE Camp Craft Club 3 Journalism Club 4 "So modest und retiring. CAHROL YOH Hi-Y 4 Radio Club 3. 4 "Silence is golden." BERTHA WHtsi2L13R Basketball 4 Camp Craft Club 3 Music Club 4 Chorus l. Z, 3 "Quiet and demure is shi BURT Wl'ANDT Radio Club 3, Secretary Radio Club 4, President Prom Decorating Committee 3 Hi-Y 4 "I never trouble lrouhle till Irouble trou- bles me. " 1 EXCALIBUR V':I3fh'TE1t41K'LA Q an-ggi "P-4-.lfafl 1553- ysglgl 1 i I X Q li , l l f I V, l E ? 'Iv lf H,xRo1.D YoH A- V H Q K Q 4 Vice-President i lxlulll-l1l5N Wl5l1 Business Manager lixcalibur l Music Club 3 Fqmbau 4 Journtlism Club 4 HPY ' Nature Study Club 3 1 Chorus l. 2. 3 and -l E' 1,b Cl b 4 Girlsl om za 2 and 4- Vfixyucfllubu Hg- Oh mirror. roller! my taullless IPWILIIU. UA SMH, Ommr Von Hmdmhurg would "l envy." ri, lil I MA1mBis1.1, YouNca ', MtaR151. YOH I Convoy High School HPY Secretary 2 Radio Club 3 and 4 Chorus "fllu.'aus would and could. but neuer Van Vue,-I1-ligh Sqhqgl rant" Y.Hi Dramatic Club 'S and 4 "lVhy worry and lose all your hu1'r."' L. l .. - -t I"""""""""""':H"! A , il A . ,gl :ai N? A 522 VP l' .Q all A fm 5 B48 FY av' hr 1 u l, ldf 5 .U l'4 ya 'll 4:26 ll i f it lt I" Sr 'fi' 5 l flu ,i 1 T ll: ,UW I l l Li' , , for '95- 1 9 2 5 ll , nxcamnun . 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 year. 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 parties galore. 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 y , 1 f .iz -...mm-gif? -v ,j, ,,,,,,,, H mu, Hr. .-.. J V Y Y those of last year, proved to be more a source of amusement to the onlookers and 1 I ll nxcauaun -r--- games. Both teams defeated those of the other three classes, so were judged the champions. Q "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 latter. 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 -' Q gi H' IE I I I Lv I I I, pleasures of our last year. Our handsome new pins and rings made us feel ffl, even more spirit. I . pl I 1 I I I I, I I I I 'I I II I I I' I b II .I U I 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 remember. V. il I The Class of 1925 has always had a spirit of friendliness. It has not con- I I7 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 I 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. .J '---- Q ' ls . f.. ...-, WW k H 111015 .. .,,... r ,si ,:..,,...,.,,, 32 ,. I '-? i L.. . The Black and Gold Weekly Journal Published by Class of '25 June 1, EDITORIAL 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 '25. 1 25-25-25-25-25-25 SOCIAL EVENTS 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 Teasers 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 1945 defense is Mary Lou Ireton, while the attorney for the claimant is Victor Carpenter. 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 Michigan. 25-25-25-25-25-25 SPORTS Norma McDonald has been entered as the representative of the United States at the Olympic swimming meet. A boxing company composed of Montez Rayer, Winifred Spaulding Thane Spahr, and Herbert Wise will perform for a group of '25 fans 25-25-25-25-25-25 SPECIAL MENTION 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 Florence Howard 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 i HF 4 yi 'wi I'-5 . ........ .. .si .... ..... ' .....- r ' 9 '. . as I ' - , . largely due, discussed at a luncheon tion for painlessly removing a splin- ....,,, , ......, ..... P ture Course-or Culture Course as it As proof that Van Wert is pro- gressive, a Junior City Government has been organized, sponsored by Vernon Duckwall. 25-25-25-25-25-25 ACCIDENTS 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 smoke! 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. 25-25-25-25-25-25 ADVERTISEMENTS ALLIGATORS FRESH FROM FLORIDA ZEKE YOH, Dealer WARREN'S WAFFLES Best Ever ENJOY TROPICAL AIR BUY BERT'S BALLOONS Refilled Half Price McGinnis and Wyandt Get a Wheeler Pony Don't Study Caesar! IWILLIE BLACKBURN Funeral Director for Pekinese BOOM TO PUBLIC SPEAKERS Jokes Made to Order RANK--Jokester Q n L .Lf BUY THAT MONUMENT NOW EXAMS COMING GRIBLER-MATHEWS GRANITE WORKS ROSS-WISE BEATUY Sl-IOAPPE Dressed Chickens a Specialty 25-25-25-25-25-25 LITERARY 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 bachelor girls. 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 Farmer." F 1- "1 C s. Q 4 f I Q I F Ill ' ........ .- ........, 1 :rf--il H EXCALIBUR li . . ... . . 1. - Cross Word Puzzles 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 tainments. 'il WINIFRED SPAULDING, '25, X 1- v. w.--'as-H. s. l ', " li On Studying 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 just read. 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. l. at 1 9 2 5 , -I . I . I Y , rr - - Y - 1 , 7 . . 0. . V , . - Y . . . . S , N - , v 5- A lil 4, -I H L . A A !"J A A A 2 def, 7 'x.:.,1 WT' ff f 4.36 1.33: - ?'f',....... . lf.. ...ww .. ..,. ,,-M BM.-f Lr raged furiously amid the dust of the plain and the groans of dying men. 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 dramatic poetry. 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, As I read on I come to this. phrase from Arthur's adventures, "The battle S? u 1 V-4 l ege Co Fa Hobb Age ckname i FB 5 C5 v-1 ..- NO O -1 N ..- .- U .1 . y 5,4 u 25 ui . M. O: fl' Tr'gonomet Chemist 'n Lat'n A BI G nd ding Bowla , id reat Chemist -1 1-o . -4 l OI' ll E . ui -1 -1 -4 CI orth N h'o L-1 -1 -- UU - ..- -I O A--D iflffifmm Sim ., of Detroit Y Univers't ?- VJ 1. 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Treasurer l, if Q 5 CLASS COLORS-OLD ROSE AND SILVER f 1 I JO . Agler, Leland Grill, Merwyn Nunemaker, Helen 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 : Fawcett, Ilo Mihrn, Rose Welsch, Neil ' 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 'EQ Greenewald, Chester Morris, Thora Young, Rachel W ll ls! if Q . V- ' it :iw li. 531 . Xl ll 1 9 2 5 aff --------f--- '-"'-l----e if 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 treasurer 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- did time. 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. -- v. w.--'zs-H. s. - The Turtle 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 ' The tortoise grows very slowly. At their egg-laying age, for instance, they . ., 1 , .L Y , -g - iw .........-.3i1.g ..... 4,1144 ..1A-...- . , sauna. 1 1 ! Y ! Y 1 1 4 1 1 1 I . 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . 4 1 1 1 f 1 1 1 1 1 H MM:T.?, ,,, ,. ' i 7 1 ' s y Y - --1 V. W.1'25-H. S. l- ll ' 1? , . ll ' Y ' ' ' . Y ' 11 ' r ' ! n ' I - 41 ' y - ,, Y Q o ll 77 r 4 1 v 1 l p she talked incessantly, and the other two seemed to be running a race with her. 3 . ,lm-..... ........ rf-pq,-- .... .... - f ,. .... ,....-:--'nl .-...,... 'm .. .Qtr --f------,3-Yif'-------- 1. f----V - ' ',.- gil. L,-.ln only weigh three or four pounds, so you see they are very small even at the 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 thousand pounds. 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' Ssh listen 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 her scream 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?" "Kill-deer, kill-deer." "You always find the kill-deers along the rivers. And over there is a red bird." 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. f ' A "" T ' . . ' ' I EXCALIBUR -laws Xlllll , , C . , . , , . , . . , . . ll 79 V Y ll 7 9 , , v r ,. 1 .. P 1 , ,. U I 1 46 11 Y ' 9 Y . , , . , . Y Y !Y . r X ., r ,.......... . . fi. ,......... ' ? H-...,..... 5' Z' - 'ff f , - A HW, '- ' ' 9 ' ,, NK GN , .. Q - , .V , --' -' -N.- . N ' , .11 . -. F' ' ... .' --. ' . '- - , L . .i N ' ' lv .' ' 'Zi 'J' 1 1 -1. u " 'l K I f: N .. I , .. , . -5 ., .l . ,- - , .. . ' . ' ' .I Q , ' . r. a , .o 7. - ' ' 1 . . . . . , . . ,-v .. . -. . . 45' I1 ,lr y i SOP OMO E ::xcn.1nun if ' '1--- M- -1 xfa x I wk u , , W Q 5 F' 'Q 'Q Q4 lk I v 5,9 1 5 'lxgll . , 1 Qi 1 YI , I 2 5- X' , 4: it E - -O l fs- -:S-is 3:3 X X Q! R fl ll I 1 X 6 ks 55 w X fa t Il s,f f3-qi3 f'-,1 " E 1 9 Z 5 F Sophomore Class Roll Luther Gunsett , . . President Helen Tossey Vice President Miriam Helman . . . Secretary John English . . , Treasurer CLASS CoLoRs PURPLE Acheson Maurice Akom Olive Armentrout Isabel Arnold Wmifred Basil Berncie Becker William Beavo Irma Bell Vaughn Blake Margaret Bowden John Brown Elizabeth Conn Lois Coulter Dale Cromwell Helen Dasher Louis Dilbone Gerald Dorman Roy Drake Forrest Eck Arlene Edwards Jane Endsley Floyd English John Evans Emaline Evans David Faller Raymond Feber Harold Fell Faenella Finkhousen Glenn Fostnaught, Lillian Foulk George Fowler. Forrest Frick Opal Gauvey Marjorie Geary Carmen Gilbreath, Lee Gowans. Ellen Gribler, Erwin Gribler, Harold Greulach. Gordon Gunsett. Marguerite Gunsett, Luther Harris, Martha Harmon, Clifford Harvey, Donna Harris, James Hartman, Charles Harvey, Virgil Helman, Miriam Hennerman, Alice Hester. Norma Hofman, Walter Hook. Byron Jacobs, Richard Jerome, Richard Jones, Edward Kable, Garnet Kear, Ralph Kesler, Virginia AND GOLD King Raymond King Dora Leist Clara Kreachbaum James Locke Loyal Mankin Agnes Marker Virginia Marsh Margaret' Mathews Lucille Michael Maude Miller Helen Miller Minnie Miller Oval Miller Ruby Mohler Helen Moore Wanda Mosure Gaylord Murphy John McCollum Edith McDonald Mable Nelson Raymond Newbury Eugene Nickey Edward Ort Donald Osborn Joe Painter Ibeal Potts, Nellie Pritchard Percy Raudabaugh. Rosinr Rison Ruth Roggenkemper Henry Roop Beatrice Rucklos Richard Sanders Marvel Schultz Robert Semer, Harry Smith, Bernice Smith, John Smith, Marceil Spayd, Marjorie Sproul, Evelyn Stanford, Vance Steward, Harold Steward, Charles Stewart, Margaret Stickney, Robert Stokes, Carol Switzer, Katharine Thatcher, Hazel Thomas, James Tossey, Helen . Wallance, Sherman Weidner, Margaret Wesman, Laura Wells, Helen Wilson, Jordon Wyandt, Harold 1 i -- ' EXCALIBUR Ti . . , , , , , , , , , , , , . , , , , , , . . , , , . . . , . , , . , . , . . , , , . , , . , . . . , , . , . , , , . . ' Y i . . . I 1 7 Y Y 7 Y V . . I Y . , . ! , . W 25-H S y , . , l y I 7 .W ..........,, My H .......,,jk ,..., .. I- wN'1 t1::.. 'H qu .H . jug: . M I, Sophomore Class History 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 1925. RICHARD JEROME 27 The Stranger 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 ............. J c 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?" she inquired. "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. 1 1 9 z s A I 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 HELEN TossEY 27 ! EXCALIBUR "M fi 1 9 . Y , . .. Y ! .7 ' Y ,, , Q , , . .. , ,, . . . .. 1 ,, . .. , . , 17 Y .r 1925 ' EXCALIBUB 4139 .Q Q vb. , -E' WM", -. 5: xr 5455 46 w ' X X 2 , f, 7 1' -G , 4-A - ' mm V ! 2 ' ffm", uhm. X I , J If My ---L fW 6 ' ff ,f , ' ,I 1 fwfr M E 41 ? M ll 1 H 'f T i 51-E Mflfilml I1 I Ml lfl fmi fpf, E 51- T - -E. T-- 1 , 1925 b n fi-...,..11.., , .......... ...I f ......... . "tg to ,- I, 'lf l. f' If 1359 Freshman Blass Roll OFFICERS W3YHe Eik2nb31'Y V V ...... President Austin Edwards. . . , . .Vice President Mary Early Isabel Lane , Ager, John Ainsworth, Viola Allspach, Gaylord Armentrout. Robert Bartow, Eldora Baxter, D'Nelda Berry, Margaret Black, Evelyn Bonnewitz, Mary Ellen Bower, Marguerite Bower, Rowena Brandon. Lucy Busch, Edgar Cliton, Ted Clymer. Ray Cobb, Delmer Coil, Bertha Coil, Hertha Corathers, Dorothy Corathers, Gladys Counsiller, Lois Courtney, Evelyn Dickinson, Trevelyn Donahue, Lester Donart, Leslie Dorman, Louise Duckwall, Eloise Early, Mary Edwards, Austin Eikenbary. Wayne English. Esther Evans, Margaret Feigert, Paul Fleming. LeDoyt Freyermuth, Lorwin Friesner, Leonard Fugate, Esther Gant, Robert Gardner, Dale Gardner, Elmer Goodwin, Paul Groves, Dora il fr '21 vf-'- 1'-I' ...Treasurer if COLORS-BLUE AND GOLD Parks, Florence Pearson Doris Pierce, Paul Hawkins, Alma Hawkins, Paul Herminghuysen, Elizabeth Heftel, Godfrey Hertel, Clarence Hileman, Pauline Hipsley, Clifford Hoaglin, Ruth Hoeken, William Holbrook, Edna Ireland, Fern Jackson, Carl Jackson, Harmon Jeweal, Freeda Johnson, Georgia Jones, David Jones, David Adler Kennedy, Edna King, Clara Kirchner, Adeline Klein, John Klein, John Kline, Miviam John, Mary Krieder, Norma Lare, Ardeth Lane, Isabel Ley, Margaret Lee, Rudolph Lehman, Ralph Lippi, Victor Mallory, Virginia Mathews, Dale McCollum, George Miller, Marie Miller, Paul Mohler, Raymond Monahan, Christine Moore, Lewis Morgan, Julia Murphy, Harold Murphy, Robert Phillipy Esther Pennell, Virginia Priddy Elizabeth Pruden Harold Raymond, Ruth Robertson Carter Roberts, Hesper Roberts, Julia Robinson James Rupright Lois Schmidt Valeria Spayd Marcille Stahl Virginia Stettler Loraine Stewart Echo Stickney Margaret Swaney Albert Taylor Eva Thatcher Naomi Thomas William Treffenger George Uncapher Perry Van Voorhis Norman Van Wormer Harold Wallace Margaret Wallace. Mary Wilkinson. Raymond Wells, Edith Wheeler, Ruby Whitaker, Alta Williams, Mary Wise, Paul Wyandt, Gerald Wright, Carl Winhover, Clara Wise, Helen Woodardf Elenora Worthington, Norman ,r " A .- .f IN ' x fl M U XV X il ' t . . . . . .Secretary , Y' l I ET""""""""""""""""""""""""""'! Excamnun 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 athletes. 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 Hileman. 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. ISABEL LANE, -- v. W.-'25-H. s. -- 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 1 9 2 5 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. 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W v 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. '-h- EXCALIBUR The Prom 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. -- v. w.--as-H. s. 1 Jamboree 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 vaudeville. All kinds of eats were in abundance, including sandwiches, hot dogs, candy: Wim WV-M W ,4 ' mm iqq ML 1 i w: W 4 bum! PUBLICATIONS ?.............-...-..-.......-...-,l.l......a.,,...-:-.1t 5 r . E. , A.. - A .- 4-3 , ,.. -A - , A .. -l - , lil ? l L.............................................a.........a.: ,till ts . .... - iii gg ,it tl. l 3 !:5 .ill E ffl it 'e il -it gi if V. it tbl :gt . c , gl Excalibur Club ,ak 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 .4 The Excalibur. IT. 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 : Y I' 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' , . ' i THE ASSISTANTS Ill' ' Florence Howard ..., .,.................,..,,.. P hotography Snaps .vf Merle Kiggins .,... .....,.,....,..,...... ....,. P h otography Q' . Robert Helman. . . ...........,...,..... Assistant Business Manager 3 1 THE COMMITTEES ' JUNIOR PERSONAL TYPING l 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 5 CALENDER '- Marcella Dickinson CChairmanl Victor Carpenter Clarence Riggins Cecil Rice 4 , 'gl rllliiiilllilllflliilfl - V W W, 1-an-.Q-ann..-.-nu-...nu-.I I h l t . l it -1 rfgmfi!!!':3'!9:Q":'i':4':1'::'i':q 5 5 U , . . 1 . . . . f . vv-- 'JW ," 1. ..,,, Y -f , , , .',,.'.. . - Mfg" 52" Excaunun A AL4 . . . at will g If l lil' ia.E..T..::.z7.:.f ......................:.T::aa:a..a -if tl' ' f g. ti llfl l l Q l l' it-ft as J wi l ' ll . l Til 'l T ' I 'l l alyli illi 53' 'IT fl, x ll ..l .i- lf: l .il is .N 1 ll? ,' .l y- -al .ll Ill 'li Journalism Club 4, 'rf' '52 . It Roll- or CLUB if l . , 1 I tl-n,,l,l. Wiylilrt-rl llrilller. Mary l'ailllt-l', Ilitnil '.-, Iilaek. l'Tvelyn llarslllllzlll. tlwellflolyll Ross. llalt- if t'ullll, lalis Llllllli. Yerl Weiclller. Nl-il'LLfH'l'I 'fx V Ultllrlllgy, Illia Xlallury. Yirlrinia xYL'lt'lI. Neill 'Ill . llrllry, lillgetle Mathews, likllllillt Wise, llernlre l Iillllslev. lfluyrl Nlirllael. Malttlu Xllisu. Kathlt-t-il 'ill Iinglisll. .lulltl Xlllllll. Rosa Nlarsll- 5lal'lLal'et l 14 livalis. William Xlillt-r, jullli Nlyers. liia ,I l-'.iwl't'tt, llo Nltflllllllil. lCtlitll .lane 'l'ossl'i', lit-lell fly 'l tloinills. i'illL'll Nelsoll, Reynnlll Xi: Nutt. .Xllvlsel X HISTORY Ol? THE JOURNALISM CLUB lfy .gg SC,'XRl.li'l' AND GRAY STAVI3 l il - l 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 'la 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 .I the lop, 'rf jg! r---..n.n-g.,:..--...:-...ni 5' l.,l ,f --M . , . gl .. ,. K. . .-. lg .. ,. .... , ,, -,-A A -- - w 11551.-,l 11:12.11 c:""" .1 Y .2 "Lf li -Q4-fil I 9 2' 5 l"f1c L f "EXT 1 A' ol La.g.r ii .... 5335513313 X,-, X4 ,A x.. . - x xi x- 6 f L gf ' 'Qt 2 W 4' f f M? , HN Anffw: -75' - f . 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Mlfl xlff E' Q .Ig f ll Q 0 ii in lei ,I in H' ,I 1 :QQ wvf.,-s-.7 f- Q -jf '41 " ,A.L 'B -1 sf 2 n 2 -VH -- - .-.1 --M-----an .1 5 yi. ...-:::::::1:11::::::n:::znazaag1:11--zzzgzggzznn-zigzag .y 'L -i EXCALIBUR il . 3 'fi' idk s...........................................................E .sat ' ' '1 Et li I1 ru- st its .2 el ill in 5 lei li ll 'A . lift 15 Q-P W" mf iii' ' l Lg Senior Class Play .3 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 an ry Adam and Eva fl: 1 l V sciiisnis l -y 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. .J SYNOPSIS ft 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, in-law. .fi CHARACTuRs rv 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 in. 4- in is NUR! 'oi l f l rm-........................... l 1 9 2 5 4. l - . Q' EXCALIBUR I l f i qi I at X 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 l 5 "Seventeen" THE CAST 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. I I 1 9 2 5 I EXCALIBUR N ------- -fx:- itch Lyceum Course 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- politan production. 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 everyone. -- v. w.-'as-n. s. --- "Polished Pebbles" "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 ................,..MaryEarly V . ...................... 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. -S :A : , je ' 'ifcf ' .vmip ' isvw I J Q .- - -. -. - Y my ' " in A - .....,.. ' 12, ... 5 -ff Yw....... .., JQ, .... t I 9 2 5 un-. 7-slu m-nu --f,1 W A v A ' -noon-unnwuunnonoununnununsnannnnunuonug X, , ,,,.., .N .. ,, ...... ,.Y,. .,..,.,,.,- . Y Y. ,, 2 in e- Excaunun csste ., it st -M Wv gg. 1 al. F. .gt in P 1 ,i 5-1 .H uit .-...nnnnnnnn-neununnunnonnnusncnnnn in l a N' l I t " 'W' Y' ' ig, tl Th M ' D Q USIC 9p2lI't1'1'1QI'1t Pi ll' SJ. F in 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 l . . , , . f r 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 I' . . S . . , , , ,Q simple melodies. the analysis or common hymn tunes. and an appreciation of the beautiful in i song. 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 Tl: 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. 4. 5, ,.......................,...,,5.5 tg-T12 " T s H .r gsnauuonnennnuuuonnunnuanuoennonunsnnng sz, ..,.. s. , I, 1 E . . . . lf gig ,freer ----: :fx-: fre:-..-.-::: .:-:::. n...:e::.....I . il I i9 1: .. ,, '4 ll "ll I ' ' I ii Fl l . , ill' is 'Y IN . l - .Al il li Music Club - ROLL OF CLUB Wayne liikenhcry Roy lngletlue l'1ug'elie Newberry Helen Nickel Margaret livans Mai'g'a1'ut Ann lllvans julia Poe Norinan Yan Yoorhis jane lllclwards Hpqil Slici'hui'n lit-urge 'l't't-tiiiigci' Ifacnella l-'ell Lillian liristtiatirrlit Wantla Nlooiw Elclora Ilartow Louis Moore Ilenry Roprgenkemper liilenora XVooclard Luvenia Ilonart Norma Hester Arlene Et-k llireeda lleeler Bertha, NVheeler Ruby xVllCCl6l' Alive Hennerman Luis Rnpright Mary Alice Pritchard Virginia Stahl Lorraine Stuttler Opal Shively Hulcla Merkle Helen Cromwell Rnhy Miller Rosina Rauclahangh Beatrice Ramp Esther Philippy Louise llornian Norma Mcllunalrl Clyde Holtry Elizabeth Herniing'huysen Edith XVeIls Mr. jones, Adviser l,ueile Nlathr-us 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 and saxaphone. 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. I 9 2 5 Stir its Jil 4 4: ...- gu::::u::: :::::::::ggggg:z4....-:..:. ,,,, 1 nn-.::seQ::.:nvg i t : I tt ,. , ,Af A -, . , , l h , Q 4,5 -My . . kr, , i EXCALIBUR , . , ' :5e:.....---...-eeeeemeSQeee:.-...-,-.-i...w,..f:fs.5 Ll' is he 'V .- tsl ti? 'fl . 2- tilt ss: .. '51 Y 5 'li' 2 i ,i W ,r 2:-A . ,V l : 1 ,Q ii P-an if Tw- ill i ll . ' li Q! Q ii .lit ill, Fig: 'I' f-T til .E 1 'Q gl . H. 1 t 'at l 5' nl' il 'Q' 1 A i , 2- A ' .1 I,- if l ravel and Geography i 1' as ltt ll' ' ti , . li ROLL Oli CLUB ff ta, ,kt'lilVlll, llale llaies. l.aurent'e Wt-istn.iu, l.aura lllarkltutn. XX illte llofmau, XYaltet' htrotlter. lutlitlt S r it llmvers, ll.tt' wlcl ll k. llyrttn Xl .l . l . ". I .if lt-iwrleu. .lesslie llxitiris. Alames XllililtliidulklleiuiiiiU l slit llusflt. Reynoltl lloghe. .lolm .Xr'lnt'utt'orit. lsalwlle - ' , .- Coulter. Rolrert lxiuxr. Raym mtl X -, r H, 5- g ' tu.,-fitt-i-. it.nai.i l.....k. larval' Hi,Li,2, ,tiliitif '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 fl. '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 EvEl.YN ljlliltill. '15, my - al -,Q llg, :................................,., i ............................ 'st ti Qgffi r , unun-un-nu-nunnuuunuunuunuunnunnnnu- 4 I li 1' -:-. v .--,....:. 1..-.,,"- ' :' lx '..- .. .1 ' . ' -f - at-H. Q Excamnun it . We if -V - t. was . E 1: 'u lZI.ii.Sn2u.SZT.-..S..Q..LS--.-Z--S'-2.53 33 lg. .II sg' t.l 392. gli l fl R .H t ii ill' li. ty 'R' D ' C1 b S ' 1 vs' I'3.I1'13f1C U , QCUOI1 Til. Rou. or CLUB I . in Hair, iiretltel lirlwarrls. Vern Harney. XIgu'jui'ie ' 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 53 . ,. . . . . . 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 DOROTHY CANT. '26 il? i,,,,...,,.,,....2..........,....: ..1. Y V at .. 5. tr.. 1131 - ,..g..:i.'.Xfj.g -51'xQV'g.t.,i' 51 1 9 2 5 s-3TJunn....u-un.-uunnnt E ,, Y :azz :::. .xg ::'T::1L mKlI'YZK'l. " S1 "'i .F M- w. .14 X1 ill' il' ill il' lt ,15- V alll ff: ii' . ii l ' 1 'll tt. ll Jl fi tn 'il ., a r u P if will ill ' l 'fix 'll X-, '11 ll it ,ny li! .tt r. Pri- in i ll K. lla "fc i "v It af.: .4 ,fu-an -N up using ll 0 EXCALIBUR 2 lll fig' ..................... - Q l l. l, li if 'iii .lik 1 .Q li l ll .L ifil . il I it N tt. . ll ,Ml iii i r, il Ko me wrt Ali, qi , i ui Klart Xl t'1ilui'i' " Yirginia Xlarker Dramatic Club, Section 2 R0l,l. Oli CLUB l'aul Xlarviu llt-itrauil Xlctiiniiis liuluwt Stirkuey Carol Stokes kll .luluuiie Smith Helen Hillel' lX.Hlll'l'll!t' Svtitlt-1' ii' Riilu-rt lfuglisli tlxal Xlillei' llalel 'l'liatfliei' i tlpal l"i'it'k l'aul Nlillet' Slit-rumn XYnllai'e lit lsatliet'ilu' lliuiau Klililrerl Miller llo lYat'i'er1 "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 iii ., . . , . . . . , , . . , li ,ls Hlhl ORY Cl' l Hl: DRAMA I lL CLUB. SILLI ION Z i 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+ - . . . l , . 3. . , P of Miss lxensler. Miss Hall. and Mr. Sa er, ln Miss Kenslers section the ofhcers were: Marv N , . . , . ,' -r ' XVeidner, President: Rachael Youn . Vice President: John Smith, Secrelar . ln Miss Halls . 2 Y I ' 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 gy success. LQ is lgi U I E"::':1:':... ,... ....:': 5 is...-airing-EXtils:e:.e2.gl 1 9 2 5 fmt .ffl Pnoaislnnunnnanuuaud ,-n::::nn::: gonnnu.-::::nnnn:g.-c::::::a....s:-g--.na-5 n i Q ' : Fw-rfileiar Ex C AL IBU R i 'it::11':'::15.-E 2-" lil T ill ll lil is A52 :L ll wil. l' ll ,'.l. ,' Ltr "f gi v i 'ii ill .,.' is XE. t, .li ', lb SS iff if i N xl ly' .4 I .M '24 fs- Y! Il I i. s ' Cl b it CIQHCQ U .ug .i Q "fa ng Rott. or CLUB QF' 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 ' fi . . . , N l 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 , , ' l Q Y . b P A ,gl 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 li, g . . . . p . ' 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 I- ..P. P..2P .P P RP. gp .. .. 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 21 . V 2. 1,1 Madame Curie. . ..,.. Mary Wallace i t 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' tall lu i................................., I i 1 9 2 5 4 l : sm ,,,, ,, - , ,, . - ...,,, , - ......... -.. .,.,, E, l E XC AL IB UR 'til ' x IH ig, ,unnnonnonuunonuonauuuuuaqosuaouunnunnn L LW - e E if fa' " sp ,l f :M 15 - Tv! C i - ll Si it My tv lf: T3 fl 'E Irl .4 ll : Q v " it .3 .1 ' lil Wt -34.1 417. U 1 'FH- i. :ii I . Bachelor of Science Club .Q .. 'q ' .E Rott. oil CLUB itil' 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 I lorinam. Roy Prisliey. Asa fllr. Spietli, .Xtlvzser 3 A . 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 - 'fi 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 f, V' . ki im 1 "il --- .it . 1 9 2 5 ift ixl-wi'-.3 l--T , uannnnnauau aunsounanouuunus :N I niul -'-:-- '1-H -.f' I'--. -.f.' ---C' I gulf - ...LJ - .v .- - -- - , 473ml-!H"EQif!f C A L U R I I 3 3 41. .l I I I . . :I ' ' , all ,- , . 5 " El tl Il ' . l 5 ' ' ' A h ' i I Girls t let1c Club I '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 .3 .I EI I I I I I IP I EY Y , 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 L' , . , , , , . 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 .,t P Ig I I 3 I I P Y 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 things. I5 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 -xv -ig" lgl 1 L ucasonnnnaauuaooacnnsonssonnoounnuuyouuot . , l .,..,i d VA.. i...aa.......:::....2..a...:.z....4g.4...................5 li llunaltl .Xtha Liarev ,limes llyrnn Ia-aser Roy XYise Chester tlret-nwaltl l.t-lantl Agler Rulmert YVviAlso fl -Iurrlan, Nl ilsnn lionalrl Urt tluhu Agar lfrank Siple Van Wert Hi Athletic Club Leslie lmnart tlmlflwey Hertle llarsen Yeates Ralph Martin XYartl Yeates Austin litlwarrls lfraneis Green llernartl Smith Thane Spahr Clart-nee Riggins Iiugene lbrury Vernon lluvkwall Victor k'arpt-titer Robert Helman Robert lfawcett Xl'ilhur Hartman Charles Hartman Yirtfil Pnineroy Harolrl Yoh Mervyn Grill Mr. l'Sltmi'e, .Xtlviser -1. 4 HISTORY OF BOYS' ATHLETIC CLUB lj, The hrst meeting of the Boys' Athletic Club was held on Friday. September 25. 1024. W1 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. l lt is an honor to be a member of the A. C. because only the ones who have distinguished P 1 i 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' 'FV 4 f' i llll ll , F gg' 4- r 11. 1.5: T jr: 'lzfis ' :.: -" Q fi:1g::g:' ' :rr :zz ja: .'g.:7::z"'ji-ii. kg:-pl W1 1131252 ooussooanoounoue 4t ....-ea:11e ..,... 1 ,,,. eq.-...e:::11e:ee.e1:e-1::eeeL t. EXCALIBUR Q Lx.:Weigelee,::Seese::::.:::eeeeea..-...e-..-.ee:eEe l"s gli R i . , i 3 Q . 'ZW i fq i ' l ' r k . . v-V? 2 k'larenre llertle Iloyal Steman Raytuuntl XYilkinson 5 Chester l.ytt-l Urlo Starkey llnroltl XYyantlt ,U l'2rlw.xrtl Nirkcx' Rirltartl Siclt-rs llert XYyantlt " .Iaines Robinson Ralph Snyzler Mei-el Yoh 2 .IZUIICS Rutnlilc Hzxroltl Yan XYornter Caltrol Yoh i l-iverett Stuart Norman Worthington Louis liaslu-r E k'llurles Stuart Henry lYet'k Mr. YYilkinsou, ,-Xtlviser , 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 5 adjourned. 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. l liCllX lOlll :.................................i N l rl Il 'i v t i r h ,l Y- v l l '5. 'Fi 'iii Li Q .IJ iv t A ' ji QT- V55 .l ' i . nonnnnncuanunoouuoonunuvnosnoos EXCALIBUR K ic. .5 . B -1 UA H 1 E i i if 'i t. S? , i C be C . 5, -i i ls 8. E a K i' i I ' Camp Craft Club Enrollment I-Q l 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 1 l J HISTORY OF THE CAMP CRAFT CLUB . ln 5 . . 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 . 8 Y Y , 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 treasury. 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 time. , 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. , T i l 2 - aouenoaoanouuuaxuouana ' lb i . ' ef! 1:1 J .Q . . "E Y -H1 Club HISKOIY 3 i ef 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 I P V P , 1 n 2 i 2 P U '- not uncommon. Stunts are given ano our club songs are sung after every meeting. in . . . . . . fll Many of the best speakers of Van Wert and visiting national secretaries have given us kg ,Q inspiring talks. ITI -A . .:: 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 G2 ,gl if, ,, Y-I-Il-CLUB ROLL ji 1 2, 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 yn in ',-ai 25' -1 . .... l . ie gui EXCALIBUR 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 ducational. 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 ii- , l 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. Q ,. Q..-una..-...W-.-n.nm..n..-nnn..nn....! u :iTf,Z 'g. ...fgi:g:jj::f:::.:?g . iz: .1121 'gi xfgffi if ill l 1 sal, T 5 ll, W. ev eg lil' Tl , t .ill lil Eli 'za iii' ii. lT a ijt H, Ohio Club if Iii' 4552 5 lj I ROLL Ol' CLUB tg ai Y , .-Xrktnn, Olive l'.1'lCSllCl', Mary Nunetnaker, Helen 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' llrztkc, lfnres! Nlttrpliy, Harold XYise, Paul tl , , .l 522 Do you know your State? With this as our slogan we have begun to know our state 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: 'tit 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- V X, . , . . . . . . . "l 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 l V 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 .Pg suggestions. fl i ,-..........g..-.........,l.,,t: , it -V ' .3 '-V - --'r . 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LI ,gli-A lr 1.,!,..,5,Iei .HI 'pf fr? f LI' ? I -' H4 ,gal ,'I' ' 'I.. ,Vi in-l1"Q4 q J , I I . , 'gi' I ,' F. u 7 11 U1- 9 - ,I I ., I! .,I, I- ' :, I: 'J " 4- -I!-' Q2 lvl I9 .JE -"-1 J 'I ,I. :Inj . .' li:',zQ.1iI, H' I I 5 c 0.- r, :I W' .3 Q7 915' . ii- .If I I. -. Ifiilf- I v" .i. l 4-I, ,Il .AC .I If.. ,II gt.. Q11 f -I ' I I' 'vs 4 'EJ I f a I I. I f I , En I 1' In I 14a ' '-I In JSI! mr, :VI . in I 1 I ,IAA W I .jf hi 'I ,. EI i. ,, I I c I I :M .,. ,, x 'IZ 1' .I III 'I , I Imikl, ' If . f4'3'? H , 15,1 ,AF .,,4.-I.I ,N ..i. IL- --Init 4 I x mini!" 11' 'iA4fiulIffm.'i limi. xi Ihngfhlhfae In nu V, I YOH SPIETH 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. MOORE 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. A ' i w, Y H 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" "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 missed. 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 miss him. 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 52 him. I 1 'B 1 CAPTAIN-ELECT LELAND AGLER, QUAR- 'i TERBACK-"Rosy" "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. -e igjil 1 9 2 5 Raw -Q AQ -.....- -1.52. EXCALIBUR 'ff '- iruzmi. -, Q. , W V ,wnuvnunnnosuooununsnonz ' V I 0 . " 'LEM-- - ,JP Sun-an-ufnn--:win-anna 0. 'A:?x?T ,jf gi' wa I. P. LL' ve. ff if ii 'FQ I+. -1 Alp 'Sf H 3'- ix lg- vl, 5 .Qi . F! 3 Tj. lr 4 53 If Q. W. U 1 x li' r A' T, If .u 'f I 1 .1 -fs 1925 +'-f Q -ff-W-D-nl-N-xkwwm-fu ,LK- I T at nxcamnun l y 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. 'o 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 on everything. '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 of 25. 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. I r J L . . X I I IS 3 J I , , , ig ' K 1 I I is .. ,, , , V " " we all remember Celina. Three long .. "Vic" was playing his Hrst year on the 1 . ,, , Q . i J ia? 3 I 'J ? 'ff vi n 1 m-'hui -I i lm tammy in Jul? ,Mft l will - -t . a-.- :unnnunnsnnnuouuunonuuaunnunngfg EXCALIBUR -.::::v--...aae::-sanunuuova: .... u.-,.-a:::a:..... 2. ,-nnoaunaunnuunnunnuq , - .JL .L A v Jrffw-4-:V 1925 '?+ X, 4 1 1 2 ' ' ' 'fl V,VV Mm , ,V A w g! 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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 ' l the success of V. VJ. ll. Sfs football teams this past year and we wish you the honor of being li 'tl ' on the Hrst next year. ll eil ' , A tt ll l Tl T all , ,....., , lli: I g 'V , at L.,:::z::::tsk hf::::E':g: ivszyzzzz:glgfirltqiflitftl 1 9 2 5 "'E...:::" 1 .IVr5g:1:5:i5'Zx:'..g5::t::::,4 , , v 1. it it g-he nannnn 1- nnnn 2 nnnannaaaa 2---:ef------f---'-'1 c so . ,E L, , ,. yggm 1 1 : l l a: ioF5coud2ooa d,E N I u ll , Qt iff ii ill ll! ld' 'Ei Y krIyi 'l'upf-lftlwnrfls, llrnry, .-Ulm, XYilsun. Murplly. lxasr-1', llnttuin -Hartnmn, Siplz-, l".xwt'ett ll'ap.l. Yt'.IIt'S. .U.:ler. Ml, 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' 30-6. r 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 11' F' wail .L X X al. L it ' tjffflzj' . ? 31,15 gm: Lljif helm-4 1 if .- s up 1 - T M s --------- 9 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 Ridge 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 score 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 of 23-12 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 Defiance 20-6 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. -- v. w.-'as-H. s. - 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. f ir i ,ti .. ...........,. A - 1 ti ja it .gi I i" 5+ 1 .I " sl ft '-. U 'Tri N r 'ai Tr is ll ll, PP l 'El Q 7 tl! t 1 r 59? l jenkins. Cotlnsellor, Shaffer tCoai'l1l. Htttltplireys 1Nli:'i'l. Stewart, llunlrirlcltuitse E F N. Mcllimalcl. Potts. Cole, Ruycr tLTapt.J. Sl. Nlrlluimlrl, Roberts. Ilonnewitl w 4 ..s T 5 . , If .A Girls Basketball jjl 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 1 .. fr il ' Mantis MCDoNa1.D, tCAP'I'AlN-El.liCTl- NORWX AMCDONMIQ- Norm 1 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. A Cl i 15, ............................. y 1 1 9 2. 5 -Q 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. INTER-CLASS CHAMPIONS lfRl'1SHMAN GIRLS SOPHUMORE IEOYS Smith, lfugate, limrlisli, Berry, Counsellor, Early Evans, lfeber, Ort. Ilnwrlen, Mosnre, Stirkney, Coil, Hileman. Smith. Faller. :un-unuunauuuaasouungwnuvqunsnconunsoounpfusooongs ff V1 11 1-1 1 EXCALIBUR 1 l COMMENT Baseball Schedule Van Wert Here ..., A 4 Celina A A Van Wert Here. ..., lO Delphos A A A Van Wert Here. A A 9 Paulding A A A Van Wert There .... A A 3 Celina A A A Van Wert HereA A Delphos A A A Van Wert There, A A A A Paulding A A Van Wert A A AAAA Opponents --v. .f' - ,s.-? 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. .1 2:1 A'-' 'fe Qi "2-ifgqi :.iA-Aifirgffi. PM 145 Ei' 'STIT ,Y'f E1 -adn 1 l Y I ll ,. Ne. l 1 :L tl -6 E uuuuuu::!!3nuuuunwnouunnonvarsunnnovno5 . P Mll 4-4 .al 'v S l V. .a ,M , 2, A UF la l by , EXCALIBUR ull .aa. ................la 'l' lei ll 5 l all ll l I lll lg lin or ,il 2' J ll Lil, 41" ,l ll, ko :ol 15 F l ., ,l lil' S l ll- I. . . Wearers of "V"-"V" ASSOCIBYIOH W 'IL Carpenter, President: Pomeroy, Vice President: Agler, Secretary R Aol.laR- HARTMAN- Q 'l Football '22, '23, '24 Football '23, '24 ,. Basketball '22, '24 Basketball '24, '25 ll: Baseball '2l, '22 Baseball '24, '25 ATHA- JONES- 'il' fl Football, '24 Football 24 Basketball '25 LEASER- ll? 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' of teeth. 3Y D DH 9 C K v 7 1 ,H tht?" gi - 4ji,"""" 4 1 Van XV ,J De p os 6 7 8 P n Meet ng 12 5 d not He who knows and Study Ha Ft Re- We beat Ce ma 18 w not knows not that he eatery eachers vsit to1 13 -H 14 15 Sflmehng E Chap Ada vs Some of Van of heads tooay There goes Kan Wert Ada NVerts students v1s1t the ead of my pen- takes the berr es 21 Oho States game C tn 0. 20 21 - - 22 - 'Mir Su van ad- Fo t s Course dresses Hgh Schoo Sen ors entertain to Ada to see t e st Be- We enoyed hs ad- junors N usk ngum vs and vw sh we A en HI 27 28 29 I I Thanksgvng I' r- l'oo much turkey St recupefat ng ' hBDk5ZlV1 acat o H1-Y b s nys hunt th e us ve ' vs Van Wert 7 go to 'Vlansfie d bunny lore turkex for Van inys gn hunt ng T TUESDAY UO Po 1 goo 3 orts SP ring mg engagement Q P- ff Y -6 ICH 7 second .- S. the H. I0 I Const tution. he Dickinson H. J. 'U-C U 'Sm MON DAY H -Y Meet ng v-4 Preshyter an Dr. ternoon, hi N .ri 'E .-1 talks Bowers Mr. DAY S Church Day er thi oth C051- IS . ristmas h -C U bl: cuperation wr , -r-gg, I I ,l ,,.. 1 11. .... Ho v - is ...... I v --f 'X-L' at or f law' ii 1 ii 4.4, ul' 5 2 ' -. N , 2 3 4 5 N . i ' i . Miss Humph ys Your friends V d D k- need it and . 1 9 0 11 12 ? ?A? ! ! I i Mis- . rmistice Da . e- DOWDPPUI' sion ry entertained us phos vs. 'an Vert Mlh PC1105- t 's af m, 24 . S t ' 16 17 18 19 Yes theres mth- F rs: snow fa Const nu: on W eek Lecture D8 501118 UJCIQY Cean up day vstors N r O WV Pnddy The 11110 commg ta ked f on I 1. 23 0 an ng 24 25 26 I, n --real y 30 to the boys. resses the High PYOZYHUI More re oo d k b SATURDAY practice ketball e gms for day Clean-up .-1 Vacat on FRI DAY Q,-E D. :AVI N D- th ed sent O Bg Jamboree Xmas Program THURSDAY .-1 Q Men- 'U fMr -. 2 'U schelj letters are Football N In rf: OTC 31 G' .C u a Senior IS WEDNESDAY TUESDAY U -4 -1 study art -4 Class Pms arrive talk boys Senior -4 -4 lmag nahon 'U N Z! ou P-1.1 Sullivan wants Mr. cd TZCC. the Accepted E 1 E .n MONDAY EQ 1, J- 'cs SUNDAY 'rn b- We vb' D1 .E .-1 6.2: .D CDSC. 'U .-1 N 'U u s 'U -I O O 5 -- 'U 1: m -. bl: go- hen are you E. Gladly -E Q -II FII - .-1 today. Little -A g , l .Lisa-,,',-Qxlilzgu-5gjQ.....,.....ji'qQM... ... 1 9 2 5 i"'1 1 ',"5,.. 1...,3 -'.. wmv- ' .jy,,J..,.....Q1.k J.,,g, .. ,JLL J H - L M1 -i rl, : ,W -2 1551" 1' "H :"" ""' 5 Hi ""' "" 23f'5,A:':2Lv4:fj'1f .::':Iff 2' Q44:414:2.' """""" 1 "-,.::..fT? .cb q, Q e b e f' - Kai. ,fn ' E' 1 2 3 4 5 6 EVf2TYb0 Y Ck Mr, Bow and intro- Van Wert Furni- after two whol da Woefu d y Gra e E sou Art disp ay ces Sir Ga laha to ture om n r Bas ' 2- vac t n H1- b s Cards-Some dec de in gymnasium. W H. S. . e H. . wit b ' . BC and Zwe re ort to go to work a . . a new Brunswick. on 1 ansfie d Confer- 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 u A a W t ke 6 H1-Y b0YS C0DdUCf to the high sch Everyon s wor ng ' ' . " i 11fCh Serv C0 at the Lecture Co rse Ada hard for the am- warded by Coach Night." ast night. BPUSYT C Ul'Ch Ward te ls about boree Fr day mg t Mo :1 . 1 En 1 14 15 16 17 L 18 19 zo U W ' e EVGYYOHB SYHTCS his ing to have your c- to buy B ticket annua , annua , I H w o k ows and " ." i etter to Santa C aus ture taken says Far- Cur y Bowers wns guess there're hungry. lrnows that he knows, 5 YHRD . 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 gif is By Au. Use a lil 28 29 so 31 Br of 1 ' . F' rl WEDNESDAY 5- O O.. -. tz. 5155...-.l.....7:,1'f,: ...-........ 331 2 ..-w.......',.A1L5 .. 1. L: .. pf fi, 1 12, QL' I YV 7. ' 1 -' 11 4- I 'i f Aja x 31 THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY fl' 71 3 ll New Year's Resolutions Begin 8 9 10 N ' Basketball game Bb- "Zeke" Yoh gets with Lima South. Convoy 6, vs. Van 0 sick from making Fast game, 16-17, our Wert 30. chlorine gas. favor. , I Mr. Bowland makes Van Wert vs. Rock- 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 - in 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 1-1' 'l ,., H not. Mr. Rowland falls Judson Owens and Decatur overwhelms 'IW for the ice today. Peg l1Veber visit the us in basketball this l'l High School today. time. ggi I Ol' nl: we flu Did TUESDAY .- .- to History stand in bod vry vi -1 course seats. ini W hrift .-1 llll g ret A vans, ' N N.. 'U 'ci kids Y-Hi and Hi-Y MONDAY nb lee G hicago va O m 0 D- and Hi-Y Clubs. u -- .-4 Short classes use all- still juniors I1 DAY S 0 I 'U .D be Ev-4 52 Ulm S! STI O O-I ton h' fec scheduled thing xi. 1 U E qi M 5 :ig .. 1 I lx 6 V' A "' E 00 Q 1 5 b- "' U N :II N ,. I TQ 1- V' 8 In O 5 Q Lo 11 l 2' 2 -3 1 'uv :s ' 5 pa G "lu 1-1 E 3 CD I l . Q up . . . 1 fs as N : Eu ld M 1 uv 3 N' g El -:Eh 1. '-U 1.1 .. 51-s JH " 'G-C Ei'-U 3 +I x to QE 2 -5-2 2 Ewa: 1.5 'S "' " I-1 U S1 E 2 Em Q E Q 0,0 fe 5. 9 U ,,,.. ,,, ,, .sr - .- : ,, l" Q5 o PM Q -1 0 vi bn! olil M 1 u -- ,gg " -s 2 sw- . -,,, 1 U P- E: - -1- 'J E 1. ,U D- vt- ' fl!! ,n 2' Sz. E 2 ze E Q N g 5 0 11 ne "' 'S '5 ,El Pg' 4 : U: ' 5--' :.':.' -1113 "' - U-ol? 33 U-4.5 s. 1 V Eb' E BUD 'cj .I e' .am-' ' 1. 5 --s 1 5' ,. gl 6 5 . ,, 65 -:E : 5. 9... 1, B on " 5 .1 ff Q : ,jg 92 5-9 E :G ..- 'L1 " 3 :M N ,A I ha . bu -C 'S . U-S 52, o-' . , 5 V 3 O va ag Z 16 M m -1 Llil 11' :I yi . :kr ,1Qr:::IfL:1,g'..-. -ev4L?,,Ll...L....i1,1- ,f L a -1 V ' V XCALIB 1 ' A ' x. L- ' -24 gl x 'V l .- : , -2 8 nj M SATURDAY 3 vi Q s LQ N 1: Lt' 5 I Q t zu 3 P I 11 un E FRIDAY 0 URSDAY TH 5 t.x 2 -c 5 .M WOH. lost. vi V Q CQ -ri t- O -4-t Girls u an C .-4 In E U 0 VI E ca gs. E L21 L eu .M ua N JD C Z 4-5 ,: E? :: Sn ai E m ea .-1 N and TDS card tu ea -I l" '58 ot: 'mtv ns Defi from 'E ..- lu to 5 games I2 :S B. Tour- n O 4-a B. u G County .- : U E m : 5- ee 'U v ,- as ast d l 4-f to Ridge. both games Freshmen grls win nor Cast Party. .-1 .-C eech a. 5P da C I1-C .-4 .-1 I- ook Sllfe Freshmen G sonj 0 lkln v CL as te 15 Mr Mensche 1 XVEDNESDAY .-. .-. .-4 KD.-D NN 0 -a .-4 Y Chemistry from SSC elen H il W -. s ribbon rl: BC' Menschel .- Mr .-4 -4 "' an 0 on-4 A S -. .D ,sal - '4 n. TUESDAY 3 ,-n .-1 u .1 n -C 'U 011 -Q a Grass- OU. 321116 junior-Senior u .-4 -- --. m t- MONDAY ESI ? Sem d .- O u O Q-1 E! O b ent CD -1 Ba Q.. 1- 9,0 .-1 ha l C ass 8' bn SUNDAY Uneventful :- N sa In s- ..- 0 D- wa ou -E gf- ge -.., 1 -M , 5- -tiff , . f 6 1 1 in - j L -f, W. - J :awry . ,, dz! .Arif ft? .N c L -1' 4 5 ' 5 A ' , 3 f -2: -L J - .1-"' -1-lf' H 1? ' t 1? I A 1 2 3 4 5 6 , 2 Dic Goo , fr m Snow. Reseating for Sec- Van Wert vs. York. Detention h a s a Second Ward, makes Club meeti g . on ' er. Where NVe won By Gal y, good c ass tonight. us fee ashamed to High School Eisted is the gang. V Won! t ink we cannot give fodd tonight. s goo s , 1 e an. 8 9 10 11 12 13 3 Mr. Bow and ad- Thomas Jones for- Study Hal fi led Don Atha Ce eb:-ate-5 Van Wert vs. St , ises y o g gets to come to the With 3 lerfible 0d01'- Linco n's birthday by MHYYS- Gifs WO!! 0 Marsh with a book Trig. Class. We won- Mr. Mensche x- getting his tinge in this time, but th ag . er w y, plains it is on li . the jointet, boys lost. 15 16 17 18 19 20 4 G aydon Rank in- Junior Class Play. Senator-Elect H . ' l To y 1 -,,-4 oduce a n w p ir " eventeenf' Gre at Brooks F etcher, even grow tip? She down on S ger, sev- MTS. Bel 'S l BY ,5, s ecks. Thinks he P ay, Juniors. "Are Y 1- ttl wearing a hair nth Ui d, Ray- with us, XVe I os ill annot se everything Freshmen vs. Soph- hopper?" - mond Wi ' . 5 , wit out them. omores. .v 'ft' V 22 23 24 25 26 27 C h a. p e ram, ' ' . . . l l U i ' luv, XVashington's hnnorin Lin on and J nior girls win and tua y b ushed in the vs we cannot go to championship for this . :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 fl in l . M . Be . s o e of wastin time i u ic parks. 'El sf! T? - it X , liz !:', " rr.. ,. '- 1 1 . . I .. Z -1I71Tf91tG-4..---- 1 1 ., . . ,..3. ,N-.4 1 .1:r,, .1. ttigjghgi' ,. L .lzj if I ,-ijggtv-Qs.. Li 4, 11 U ,,t, st',.:i ,...,,:.': HQ'-5------V----T I 5 it i E by ll 3 be . 4 1 i -. 1' , XCALIBUR 2 43 2 TURDAY 7 SA D o : ni 1.-: 0 Q J :A U E is 1: H :1 ca E-' U .:: .- s: .... ay. HW rain, go in, Ra -4 01 si .E O -o Im ,E L ... D Z Spahr, of in Strangler E 2 Q R Ev. UN' '-'rs 5 0 A -f bd .E 3 .2 za u A- bu Q.- .- 'a .,,.. 21" 'USE .- V, FRI DAY 6 whole hol vi un L. ua One te A: U N 9 U .2 in O I MB N JD su -E 4- 'D C N the to team goes tournamen 2. gd? ,E-3 N .D pel u ll C. M. Frick wry. Cha ': lu U 2 N o u-l In .Elm 'SE -is Uv-. C Fl 'vs bb .E .- u u 2 J: 'J 7' J thought Everyone was .- u to C .- ae mfr- .E O ua v.E ..:..: '-cz O 'E 52' u.T-2 I- D-4 :1 -D :Q N 'U U .-. QE THURSDAY .-4 v-4 .-1 .-1 unab Long Sm WEDNESDAY -. ngton by radio m 5--4 P-.i: Q-W ... .. s- g-1 Om ee eu 'U .- -4 1- N X vi ,- fb- Y' - TUESDAY and h T0 d o tomor -. -. .-1 'U C fu JIU bb l' rch e G- N for d ASI MONDAY if fi Afe hs detent on 'C :- Eu vn- -1 U-G 'ai - 'C aga n U' .DU -E NDAV -- U Church ETB!! ll! lypical March day N PH -VU ui-C e h yea t Ba -l D-Q Y V, A -f' c h or rs' D .ii 7' D 3 su I X, 1 2 3 4 5 Hi-Y C ub attends Sophomores win lvhal. m0fe CDU d Al listen to inaug- Draw our place in -T' hurcli at St. Mark's from Seniors, 11-17. We Wish . fUl'f U0 ural service at Wash- the Tournament. P' L I, , sc ool Friday i ' , ra i w. 9 E4 8 9 10 11 12 Club Ill C C I l ll Z s. A n 0 ! h 9 T One Of Basketbal la e ' ' ' - I 1' 1 0 d 2 Y VB 111059 d3Y5 We 3 of Se io C as e d Varsity C ub organ- ig t ' i ' 19 V S Cf- 1' Y, p t uck supper in ized. 3 y, "Grade Cards. H, , Gym, 15 16 17 18 9 . Mr. Moore es nt A. i Kin CC Excalibur r i v ' 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. 22 23 24 25 26 .I l Zig ating U ty " 'a " le Q2 Where did dr- Y-Hi and Hi-Y 132595211 PNCUCE be' at '. NV. for Y-Hi, to fix his pipe in the 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. '. 'I-A, 29 so 31 I Members of Public ' 1 S ea ing Class are Tryouts for Senior L A am nd g ing to visit Rotary Class play. Eva announced l0d3Y- V tomorrow. llll 'in -t--5 2 il' 5 H ,Tv ,uw':'1.r:v-91:1 T . ..,., U Q J 1 f I 1, 95 . 1 X SATURDAY Sop 1 and CII reshm O O n N -1 U YS. lo Seniors practice all bae he D I W0 C -1 O -1 --1 wi Q -1 1 'U N N- .U . five FRIDAY Club meetings. -4 Spring vacation .-. D... ... no as 1-I 'U M -1 ur first downfal -1 THURSDAY candy 3 has Y-H :E N :IJ -1 A U CDIET' a'lPressel E afte tained us this several n o o n with readings. ve -1 E: V3 .W ,5 5 :SE M 0 E v b G -E VJ .d 94 .3 ,G E41 -1 E ':. li .1 M 'U -G .E -'33 N: Ei ui B bb 4... 13 C -'-'ff' ' - 1 EXCAIJBUR Q 1' I X 4 I I l 1 r . 3 'bb uno i :am ma, no r P. cl Il " -1 33" i Q' "'b. owe' 1. Nm uv-S X -1 Q ff.: : 2 .Ei EG :fa N2 57, 35- ' "' u In 5 2 Nb. ab. L N 1 L,-EE Q ' 3 'S yn? 1' 33 'u Si. " 'R f I ES -65 X ' as 5? fi 0 ms: B-ull I 5 X Q :P "' '3 .,-E P5 S, 1-rn Eb Qi mm u Fl N A '- OBN 1 O Qs I Z 'Ego- 5 fl' - .Q 2 M 5 Sv He nk S 1 oo U Qi 3 I U .. ql .. v I N gm 'EQ E' X I J N Q, ND H re gz O I U N Q 'Q 1 ,E 4: -E, :- ii ' 1' - A I' -- X WEDNESDAY o Z 'U .. -1 O LE .- .. : -1 1... 'U I N .8 -- WCT tures pic class e. -S o 1: mn- E0 -1 .E E an 1 O on i- 0 ua H -1 O N Pt SE ma N questions. important TUESDAY '-1 the as- remaining in ...1 -1 B1 .E Q -- three sit 10 have id d UTS. ho -1 cards. 1 in - u .e .ua -I 2- 1- : . speaker ' 1 h ha Cf EBV MONDAY -.1 bring pencil he'd Q -1:35 IJ N.: -- v1 m u 112 H- --1 -1 Ill sleep Sell OTS -I -1 the study 'U .. o .a un bt 5, 1 0 "o ....e Un -1 5' .- SUNDAY P- u L- I 'a M both UK u goi YO TC ente Tressel 1 YS. ll! ,J BS 1 'f,-'--3-g?- ' I f 1 Jw- -J Lv- - 1 Q' - gl H 1 .' ':' fn- ., ' X . ,, 1 N ' 1. X :S 1 ,fl i' Scho 0 ay 'gi Apr oo abo 4 5 6 7 8 Mr Bow and to No smoking No 3 Noth ng doing 'Igan Monahan that mtering 1n ha s No Var ous c u 1 0 11 paper t morrow semb y room a f te r taken today glve him a schoo U Penny Q 12 13 14 15 A ou go1ng Sn rCass ay Monday? Are YO n or C a p ay G 0 o d p ay both Cash retur ,Q ng Tuesday' Or Adam and Eva' nights even 1f we schoo th1s aft i a ii M r- : fod ast n ght 3. ' ' 19 zo 2 zz F Arr va. of Sen o , Snow 1nv1tat1o11s S1x of Ramy day Grade Everyones ,L the spr ng fev 1, ha day if 'I 1' 26 27 28 29 'Il ' 1' Sunday Eve nds Hi-Y bo a H1 S hoo mg' umors had iff' ev one domg Fa1r ban ue at Y M I g Mr Ca t 1c to meeting at 3 W Car lic an Pauld H S Some think dec1de s o rn g mg H1 C uh es the hes 1 Q w d 3. 1? :'11-iii" "Q C" ' ' ii" 'J -, ' ' "" N 1 ' - -' 'L 111 SATURDAY examination IRIS K 'S teachin . ' .a S ather ye rosebu 'D .-. - Zfe nior pictures Se taken. FRI DAY -1 .- N 'Dig- 24: H811 all credit r I I- 0 'U 4: .-. -D4 -1 -.O 0 I0 -C .29 -1 9-u 0 -C Prom. THURSDAY and The I- .-1 vu ,g . Dt, ,U . -- .-3 Senior Party. WEDNESDAY P Class enth oom disa N- pe -. J! pee h. 0 N vt - - .- - pus TUESDAY nual Trammg A .: 'Ex as hes U u -. 'U E O ll- A -4 v 0 wa Exams. MON DAY -4 -1 of officers 9.12 are you -. .C - .-4 n. 0 -C N X O ie. of rev SUNDAY .-4 - Q I- 0 e can spend in i W K3 H .- B 0 P D day evening ts one 5. o E. L- D 5 D c: NUI , . 'Li as 55 'S' get it's quality 1 L- G ..- quantity, H 0 KIJ ui : .a .- ..- 3 v-4 M Baccalureate. wx" F -1 J'-5 11 0 x -, 'S -V Q ..- 1 ,4"' f.' .... VI .4 ,,.- QU I 2 Orator ca Contest t De phos tomght We won from Ce- ' W we e epr se te na yesterday 4-2 y Haro d an very too 7 8 9 N E Jah St - S 6 s tug atre In the sprmg Chgpe -40 pug In for Sen ors who e - ' Y, a. young man s ancy, 10 the pep egg Q pect to enter N - b etc H ch any mal School or take up 2 I' - , 1 14 15 16 u p- A 0 tlon of t e Q e are Const: ut on of the Op retta Po shed Cotner gnves hxs Sundai' S CCP W Y o Cross W ord Puz- to d to put away our Varsity V assocta- Pebb es car ts annual bat Q WBYDC necessary z es hoo s and lsten to a txon s c 1s 19 zo 21 22 23 lf' IX We ften wo er S0 lllde Y-HI G r s ast what th reshmen M s Toz r ex- Exams com ng Ac- Baseba game G d Ali, 2 bl!! meet ng of the year are thmlnng about, p ams the probabn ny tons spea. ouder De phos St Johns wh e ye may o 5 ourth perxod 1 20 curve to Trng C ass than words re t me s st Hy ng fn e s o n : no lf! 25 26 27 2s 29 so 'gf sn t 1 ,TV E mSc duea Exams Cam P11 - n unced Last day Party for Seniors :EV W 5 Eh W W -NYG ---w r A " '23 ' A jig rg Tj cg?-JZQS C -U "QT 15 S ' L , N Q ,EJ , lf K" ci 'T I 'L-J 2, Y u 'a f tl- ,, . H . ....., MI T"-"C YH, 111:44 'r :EQ I .Zip ' a -5 -fx 2 -2 1' - QI ' ' 7 Z l-7 . 1 3 4 5 6 Rain, fain 80 BWIY- Hi-Y hn ds e ection H 0 In e Economim Home N u r . Ma ' ' to go to E i it. sev eriod 10 ll 12 13 , All gl S0519 We k!l0WD Hi-Y Banquet. S ee , Miss Baker ea rs when w P Seniors spent 1 " n gh! n F F t mxcuanun sooaauolnnannaosannnnsnn ' 5 JUNE June 1-Monday--Commencement. June 2-Tuesday-Farewell Party. H, W T JT'g'TiF, .ixflfis Our advertisers are our friends. They are boosters for 'J our Annual and our school. Let's show our appreciation of their interest in us by patronizing them Whenever pos- i sible. g Cllililliun 4 nllarz-1 Is the amount of money the depositors have entrusted to the management of if 'Glhe 7 ratermrl Zbuilhing, iifuzm mth innings fllnmpzmg A good Company to deposit with and borrow from. Home of the Christmas Money Club. t T. C. WILKINSON, President c. F. MANSHIP, secretary ?' it lx tc' ,... . ..,, -. 5 ua N W X 1 l U Y' 1 P l 1 L f' -T I U 'l.".".".".".l'.".""'.""'.""'.' '4WY"M."Y'.'. ."."."."'W.'UQUINQOIQUIQUOQU'I''O''."l".".l'.".".".0'.".".".".".""'.' gb Il l s Ql I : 3 L .11 QI r 2' A I 5 .- - W L .-.,. Q zxcamaun A......... Hi ' ' aff f 5- V N 'il at I gi i D ,Q OOMPLIMENTS OF r ,Q A THE PHI' 'SSERETTE X J DRY CLEANERS 112 S. WASHINGTON ST. ? TELEPHONE 2323 IW.. I., iil Gil ,R 'Q"Q0l".'Q""'.".'QW."."."."."."I".'l.".''l4'.".44Q'4Q44Q'l.4'l"l44.".".0l'0.0.''CHI''C"O"O"."U'll"l"O"."."D"l"lH."ll'l0'l0'l''O'l.N."."."f' '14 Jokes ij' Duck. Helman and Hester have a new motto--"We must all stick together or we'll get lg' stuck separately." if Mr. Bowland-"What are the two great factions of Christianty?" Dorothy Gant-"Barbarians and Mohammedansf' Mr. Bowland fin History,-"Yes, Maine has many valuable fish!" ff Cecil Rice-"Oh! Goldfish." Mary Weidner Cin Chemistryj-"What's the matter? The gas won't light." Mr. Corner-"Well .it usually works better when you turn it on." Mr. Sager Cin Public Speakingj-"Some speakers can put an audience to sleep easier-say, ji McGinnis, wake up." -' '.l'l0'O0CNO'4i"O"O"l"."O"."O'1O'II'fl"0'l"P'O0.NON0'O"O"0l'ONI"l"O"l'4NO"O0O"l".Nl'0l0l''l"C"CNC0l"C"C'lO".'lO0.0C"O"O"lvl"l"f"l"O' T! . , HU1-IN S VAN W ERT, OHIO lf S W EETEN THE DAY W ITH CANDY ,fa . li rl . .... Mtn . ...... Jm, ....... Q ..... .. 1 9 2 5 gg .....,., Jigga ......... ..-.yqql ...... fm ..... -Pl Excnmnun t m --..-Lf--, ff . , ----.- - tt at 5 - 'I Manufacturing a JEWELERS AND STATIONERS 0 to High Schools and Colleges Talented designers, expert die cutters, skilled jewelers, experienced work- men and our superior method of manufacture produce emblems 2' that are individual and distinctive. i CATALOQ ON REQUEST. GR . No. 1164 Bastian Bldg. ROCHESTER, N. Y I. 1, ., ....g..g.....g..g...... .......,..,........... .......................g......... ...., ...,........q..,..,..g..g..,........ 65 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?" Q - - y Richard Rublos-"Who was Daniel Webster?" 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." l '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. J 0."."f" "".""'Q".".WOI""f"fW'N"Q'Q'Q""'f"" 110 C um i F lt d C d ' Homemade Sausages of all lands 5 5 Z.: I 9 1 5 9 S115- e" -u: 35'5 '-5 'S'::--M-0 351! 5- if i B it Batt Stat' Manufacturers of I' L, o o o W. Storage Batteries and dealers ln Radio and 1 o 4 A Electrical Supplies ,gf 121 S. Washington St. Van Wert, Ohio g 'Q'0l0.'Q0.'0O''Q'IIWQWUQWIWCNI''.''."."."C"."."Q".""'O"."."l''Il'O''OHC4'C'IOUQMCUO'l9'C".0."."l''.""'O".""'Q0."U1.'l.0O'4l'4l4QWl'O".".' I f' Miss Kcnslcr-"XNho wrote this book?" , John English-"I don't know." 1 M. K.-"Don't you remember my saying the author's name was essential?" :N J. E.-"Oh, ycs. Essential. that's itY" , 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 K I to pull something off--now we wonder." -31 .q..g..s--o--o--o--ea.,.....,............. ...g........g..,........g..,..,..,........,.....,..g.....,..,.....,..,.... g g ........g..............,.....,.... 5. . A rr is DIFFICULT I ,X to illustrate on paper any- l thing as beautiful - fir FA' 1, as these , l l ' f vig'-wiilllll4t+ 'itll ' i 'Nf 3 A' v ix' 44 'fu CARA NOME ll i gl - yvlyy 'iv I xg- .I " V IT ES I -I Cara Nome Twin Vanity Powder Cara Nome Watch Case Vanity- A il and Rouge, 52.00 Face Powder, 81.50. Rouge, 75c. 'I These are the most beautiful Vanity Cases we have seen, and their Q? contents the best we know. Convenient size to carry in pocket or TI purse. ' tj ,J O O 'T C HA V EN The Rexall Store f' VAN WERT, - . OHIO 9 i ,. .. A l L em 1 ,..a... it - - ..a. EXCALIBUR K4 ' 1 i l L C 1 WILD BROTHERS 5 3 4 F resh, Salt and .Smoked V A L l A Satisfied Customer fi is our best advertisement. J' t .- w L' 3 . 11 W Lewis Moore-'AI dreamed I died las! night." 'Q Paul Marvin-"What woke you up?" g Lewis Moore-"The heat." l Our Editor Says--"I want good jokes, and I want them bad." 1 Z l------- I 39, Louis Conn-"Late hours are bad for one." 4 , Ev Carmen Geary-"Yeah-but good for two." Q Erma Beavo-"Gee, the 'Man Without a Country' was in a terrible Hx." E Winifred Arnold-"Yes-but not worse oif than the 'girl without a compact' " , Mr. Menschel to Neil Welch-"My boy, your work has fallen down, and if you are going to pick it up, you'll have to step on it." Q ......................,......,,.......... .......................,...............................................,..,....................,........, ,..,....... I I u ' ' OTICE V L . 0 in o o 3 All partrcular housewrves demand Polar n 'D Q' 9 'L Q Bear Flour. If your grocery can t serve you f V' E 1 o call The Van Wert Gram Company. - 2 Phone 2038 s 5 i l I l I L- I - - 'A-A1 Fiqm EXCALIBUR --A- M - - ' The Gunsett Compan Hardware, Stoves and Furnaces, Electrical Supplies, Plumbing and Heating H - v A complete stock of Hardware and a service that is complete in every detail for the builder. l x wo-o--o-o--o-o--of-o--o--o--wo--s--o--o--a--0--0--0-m-0--0--0-0-0--0--0--0--0--v-o--u-u--o-n--ov-0--o--0--0-o-o--we --on . -o--o--o-o--c--n--a- 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. nmwvmvaw-ouw mvwomvmwnM-v Bowers Drug Co. A Qood Drug Store Drugs, Medicines, Toilet Articles and Sundries. Prescriptions Wall Paper Nyal Remedies Kodaks '4' -- -1-'- - -f u w s"-"" """ flie s' 5 l Balyeat FUR ITURE Company -Q--Owl-'Cal-'O-00-4-'Ont-0--if-0-0--Owi-'O--0--0-0-Mdvi--0--I--I--C--If-in0evl--lvl--v-i--0-ww0--lQa--0-ww0-f0--Owmd-h-0-4-s0o-0v0--0-lnQ-4-0-4n0- 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 suggested. 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. 'O-O--out-04-owanowufva-and-Q-vo-0-ev-0--0--0-0w0wm-0-0-duo-0--I--0--I--va-av-v-Mv9--v-l--0-0-0-0-Quo--0-0-- omplrments army Zeczson 9 3 Q s 6 -,. .... , ..,.., . EXCALIBUR I M- """""""""""'0' 'Il NW .r gn ,. uQualitVn uQualitVn is "Quality "Quality "Quality,': "Quality -and then they inquire as to the price. 5 "Quality" in the goods we offer must be of the serviceable kind. Considering that stan- s Q-1.-4 I 71DE'PARl'HEN'l' STORES '- VAN WERT, OHIO fp 1 I ' determines intrinsic worth of a thin offered for sale. Q 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 5 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 i 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 I I 9 1 v C -v v 1 v I 1 1 1 v v v v v v Q . n 1 1 4 v v v t 1 4 r - 1 1 v -0-Quiwlwiwl-Qwluivu-www--uwwnwv-Urine-0-I-0--04-mf-0--04-0-0-0-0nbf-0w0-fv-t-9-O-v0u0w0-d-4wOs0u0-4v1w0wOuQ-0f-0-4-4Q4-O--0-0 ILS N Sport Equi me-nt 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 Q c - .TREE N x l ,A l' 'il ! 2uonuinnnnnn EXCALIBUR fi im ! S. INTELLIGENT SELFISHNESS is lil? When we say "our aim is to serve l you" it sounds like bunk, doesn't it? But we really mean it. We're far-sighted enough to know gl that you people will reward good A- service. Our immediate profits will be small- lg? er, to be sure, but in the long run R . A l 6 3: We'll be ahead. That isn't bunkg it's intelligent self- islmess. B. SL W. CLCTHIERS Opposlte the Court House 2-5 p l A W n I I 9 2 5 fi-:Q l " """"w-'id ' 'lit --v------ . .e ---- ----------' e EXCALIBUR C. H. TREFFE GER FLORIST .,,, 5,4 W pq-. A flllllafshg-QQQGIQQIQYS' fvwtsgipm E.2f35 VMI! 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 'CvC"l'4OvC"l"l'Q"l"lNl'l0CNi'l 00010000 C0000 NGO CUNY' 'O"O"O"O'4iNO0Ov-O1 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? GRAYDON RANK 25 AUTHOR S NOTE This essay of approxxmately 700 words wrltten by myself and respect fully submxtted V W 25-H 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 L 1 l 5V U ' ' Q9 O O O . . . W .. . .. .. 8 ,. s... .. .. ...... I must have been dreammg when I saxd that. Webster defines hate as: to dxs- Q- . .-' . s.-- Jglfgmxi-9."ijff ....... ,..... 9 ....,. in ... .,... f-5.19 ,..... .... . IVF ,4 ...... fi J U .. ..... 34 ... ...... ... Lui ....... m..... e ' "Of the People, by the People, for the People" 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 .g....-0-Q-4.-q..g..g..g..g..g..g.....q..g........g..,........g..,..,..,..g.....g.....g..g.......................g..............g........q........,..g........,..,........g..g.. 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!" wwf-+4w9Q-any-lvwvdwl-4--vm-'hw--0--Quin .,,,, l f tsx" , 1 ,, 2 t Z! ff! Z I-Quinn fg 1 f '41 A 41 lf' X ff e' 'Lf ,y.:i5",,4i5.' ,I fra' Aff! ge ..V, 1 by 6 -Q. ' M , X V, sa. a f. ll! cl i I t -' wel' TRADE MYR FSO. UA. FAT. QT. I 75 Years of ,ggi y , 5 unquestioned f, 2 leadership in 7' I the business - 4 ' of supplying ,Libs ,li new and de- lightful Footwear. Shoe Co. The James Clark The House of WALK-OVERS wg- VUI MIIIIWSIAIII a eiwwmma 'U0l"l"O"O"O"O"O"l''O0O"l"O"l'rO"O"O"O1'O00'GO''00I1'If-lvl"ll'll'l"O"O"lMl"O-'Ov l 24. J. fi I. 'rzt h ii. '34 V. .vuuuos sonaupusnouuuununnuauuuuuaunsasnaq "' - -.- X-'f -.-...-- :- -... - ff s V- -Q -.,A, - , , Yxwvn, 4,-Y, fl a.........................................................5 5 ,lf 45. .E ill 'r 'J' :i With best wishes for the 1925 Class ,l 'i FRANK G. HELMAN l. ln .fi ml fl, lid. .L Al 0--Q-4--1--A-4--o--1--1--1--Q--m-e--o--o--o-fo--o--o--o--0--on0--0--0--0--0--0--Q--0--Q..a..a..g.....g.....g.... ..g..g..g..g..g..g Traffic Cop-"Come on! What's the matter with you?" Harriet Gleason-"Oh, l'm all right but the engines dead!" ff .l.-.-. 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." gi ..l...... - 'ill Ryeonld Bush-"Are you on the football team?" Bob Fawcett-"l'm under it most of the time." ill ..................................... ................................................... ..........,..................... Fa T. E. CROOKS C. L. CROOKS . Dealers in gg Shelf and Heafvy Hardware ll? Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Brushes, Stoves, Tinware .HI , gg and Sporting Goods lil! 106 East Main St. Van Wert, Ohio .UL F, ll' la, ,. are-lf'-r-L'r:f"2 . . ,. wmfii1.f5M Hzvfusm-?f:1 gil I 9 2 5 'ggi t a 'D w aist -M--M-i it EXCALIBUR Charles Dickens wrote this advertisement for us: 2 -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 true? 1. . 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. 3 I "Dress Well and Succeed" yd vafniamn 0 ', ' , 5' 7 , ' mm-m.m?, ... - "-'UALI1-Y 'ci.o1'HIN"' wma Exclusive but not Expensive I 4-10--0-4-0--D--lv-0vO--O--lf-O-w--O--0--0--I-O-'O--two--0--D-'O--OvOwl--O--O-1Ont--M-O-O-0--0-Q-'01-0-'O--01-O--O--M-0--0--If-0--0--0--I--I--0--0--Iwi--Cav-l--0 "Dear Hazel: "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 "WEEPING WILLIE." 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." , L- Zeke Yoh--"Can you help me with this Caesar?" Bob I-Ielman--"Sure, I know all about the new death ray." X4 -0--0--0--0-0--m-0--0--1-0-fans'-0-onof-0-.Q--q.....g.....g..g..g..q..g..q..g..g..g..g.....g..g.....g..g..g.....q. .g..g..g.....g........g..g.....g..g.....g..g..g........g..g. I VELVET ICE CREAM Always the Best - 'I Standard Creamery Co up Van Wert, Ohio O -- ef. -Q-q, m-- fi L Purmort Bros. -' ' EXCALIBUR The Insurance Office of Unexcelled Service. 1 sv, gs. S All kinds of Insufance 6? Bonds written Office---Central Manufacturers Building - Phone 2654 o 0 1--.-.g..g..g.4-4..q..g.....g.....g..g..g..g..q..g..g..g..g..g..q..g..g..g..g..q..g..g..g..g.4..g..g..Q.....g..g..g..g..g.-0--o--Q--5.g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g. , Will wonders never cease! Girls there is still a chance even though "Bob" Moore is 4 married. 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 Stop, look and listen! Railroad Crossings! E l X f f 9 It J? V3 :I JJ .p cl' l ! i li l -li --il' I 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." ' ' 2' .: 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 ll ------ It 2 , E , E 1 p fu , l 1 . 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?" ' .. l 1 K E I "" .slit- jiJf ll? "" 1 9 2 5 . . .-gg ...... -... - 516:34 '1 THE BUICK TIRES AND TUBES EEL S1 SIPLE -f 2 Automobile Repair Work WASHINGTON N B1 2 of Every Description Opposite Post Office Phone 2433 DAY AND NIGHT SERVICE AND STORAGE Van Wert, Ohio IIWOOWONONCWO''lvl'el"Cf'O"O"O"l'lO"O'll'll"l"O"O0O0I"ONO0O0OOHIOIOIIONOHIHOHOMOOGDNC'WO''l1ll'lOl'O"O"I"l'IO"l"l0l0Ul'O'Q"l'0O"OUll'l"C'60O1 Austin Edwards-"I just took a hard exam." Julia Roberts-"Finish?" A. EdwardsQ"No Latin." Mr. Bowland-"Well, I don't know. I didn't study the lesson in this book today." ' ' -'-- , F Q O 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. o-+4uo4ao4-uv-v-owonwa--mawvwn-nwno-a-+4noaoanuwo-v4nn--u+nwnr s-0-o-o-ow c--9-Q--o-5-0-0-o-s-o-one-0--Q-m f ill I .italian S I ffwg I llklnson Printing Company Van Wert, O Prmters ofthe EX CALIB UR . .. ' .00 5 M8 Rum, X I X in ' 11 ".,J- -el igii s"lv41 : x X, I Y 7 .xii 1 g2:.""3, K X11 C 0 0 0 0 e -'--f I 9 2- 5 If you want somethtng soft, sweet and dandy Try Btanchz Brothers Candy Blanch! s Ice Cream wtll NEVER fall To be a cure fot all your atls 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 BIANCHI BRG Raymond King--"I answered a question in class today." V Hulda Nlerkle-"You did? Well, what did you say?" R. .-' Presenl.' o 0 o g..g..q..g..g..p.g..g..g..g.. ng. ..p..g..g..g. g..5..g.. .g..g..g..g..g. .. .Q..g..g.qup.9.....g..q..g,.g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g-.g..g..g..g..g..g. K r , r ,- 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?" Paul Goodwin-"2:02." 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. ' fl-'InOs-I-0v-I--lnlv0-0--lwDwlulwM-0--0wu-l-Ow0n0w0-0wOw0--Q--0wlwlvO-O-4--l-0+-v+vv4vrmm kkum+++ CUMPLHMENTS VAN WERT AMUSEMENT CUMPANY 1925 I al- .t.. ........... T W .ql '-'-'I Q .. ..... W. 1 2 Q Q , O Q f, 9 O O 0 Q . ... oRADUAT1o PRE E TS Watches Gl u ? Pins, Rings Diamonds and Jewelry Q Trophies C. J. Scholler, Van Wert, Chio : 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." I i iQ0F'I'll''l"l"O"O"Cl'l"ll'l"lWOl0l"O0lIll''INOMO1-I0QvO0C"l"OWO1'l"O'll''l"l"O0O"Q"l"O'fO'4l'lO"O0'O"l"O"O"O"O"I"lWl' o D 0 o 0 urmture of zstmczfzon at moderate cost Among.all the things that can be purchased for the happiness of ,if the home, few give such lasting satisfaction as distinctive furniture. il . . . . . . . . . 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, I and Furniture City etc. Our salesman will help you make the proper selections-help to 5 keep the proper balance and incidentally furnish your home in the best way at the lowest cost. il h S 'dl C 1 8 Z 8 0172117072 fy Furnish Homes Complete - - ..ia 5 o o 5 l LEXCALIBUR-LF-P13652-zz!!-New ----------.-.-.-........ L The best for our yes 0 l G Miller, the Eye Man .g.4..g..5..Q..Q--3-.gnQ.-q--Q..Q..4..4..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..q..g..q.-Q..g..q..p.q..g..g.4...-.q..g..g.. q..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g g 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. W as Eloise Duckwall asked if the statue in the study hall was that of the founder of V. . H.S. 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." Senior --1925 4 O --congratulatlons You should have graduation photos to remember the happy days. Your diploma should be framed E o Hofmann Art Studlo This isn't much of a joke until you lind that it's a bust of Socrates, 340 B. C. ........................,..,.................,.....,..,.....,..,..,......................., .......................,..,..,......................... school X. I 9 2 5 IBMFK' ,,,,,,,,.a1nasclll l L do VEXCALIBUR f. 4 , A i ,ggi -' I ,gt C. M vm I - f .: 11' I r-t"f1f!2o,'+-so ' tags I if or -- Y, rigs.. isslllglni-:,733ilQc 4,I Y iu d irnuuu f Young men know style---and demand it LA 0 I Kuppenheimer A H are correct in every detail, and carry out the finer points of style to perfection. They are always a step ahead S Bright snappy furnishings ready for spring I i Van Wert Clothing Company 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." : K l ' Wh 7 ' A oog e4 y. ' Blake- 'Because I think it VJILL kill you. I hen you want somethmg good for your class promo go to Crosby s Quality Grocery Corner Main and Shannon i I , ffffllfl.UOllllCllflllliINIICIIOUIOCVIOPIOCOIIIODOO IOOQIINICQIQ' I . 1 4 t 4 L i X , , L 6 1 "1' Don Ort-"What'sthis?" B I 1 ri. L4 P -,, , . 1 ' X I V I 2 V 'C"Q"Q".'.0f'P'l".'Q"l'lO"l'llIl'l"."."."""O'."l"' OW. 1 I U 5 l 0 I , . . N 3 . I l X I I .X . I L1 Y--...'-sjfrr-ara. fr ' ti Good Clothes 'fff val -"-- 'uv --'- --A-'-' -Jer--' -"1 1, ul' IISUFZIHCC . ' SCI' VIC oes not stop serving when a policy is signed. It is always on the job in the interests of E our clients. 5 . . . 5 Every property owner is invited to take advan- f tage of our advisory service, which entails no ob- I ligation to invest in the insurance protection we offer. I 3 PEAR O Sc PEARSQN i' INSURANCE SPECIALISTS. Successors to Fraylick Ins. Agency. Humphrey 8x Hughes Bldg., Van Wert, O. ' See Luther Gunsett for undenard information concerning dates. 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. ' I I , 9 . ,. J ., l- U. l 1 l -1- Mr. Sullivan. having run out of gas on a country road, saw a boy coming along carrying E l. , . ax I , 5 . , I , f J 1 rv Is 1 X' H I :l ie-at -l - ' .....,..... if f:LT..f-M,-EjD.fL::,:,5, M 44 m.:.:..:9x-VC., '47, i Y .'b. , 1 To the Class of Z5 . 1 1 You wanted photographs for the Excalibur. We made them f- for you. You will need photographs again. We want to be your 5 photographer. fm .a O The Agler Studio 'l".0O0l".'0O"l"l"Q"l"."O"lWO"C"O'1C''ll'M'l0l"hWW'9l000Mi'M' 9Q00'MQ'010'XNlO"O'fC0CNO0O".".0ON9'OllO0O0 5 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." -I 'IH In the race to keep ahead of the well-dress- , ed young people, we always adopt the new- u est fashions at the time they make their I . I. flrst appearance. Q U The Bonnewnz Co. .. K J I V' -"F" '-"' "'-- '1!'f1 - gif-IF-iiiyfllfi ....,.,..., A EXCALIBUR -- ---- 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 restoratlons 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 health Van Wert County Dental Soczety . . . . . . D . . . . Y !! . . U EXCALIBUR I I' 1fml1':!!iQMB"A"1-1? I K it I . . E u , f 4 X . . ,, . E n 5 Zi F . 1 . , C, lll".0'Q'l4fl4'Q' '.'.".'l"Q' 'Q"'lClI'll'l4."l.l l'.'."lWl"'.l'l"..'UUll.l4 lV'C".'ll'l' 2 .. .V I E I .. t H up H ., Q: Wyandt-"Why, Poe, of course." W ll' .4 ' l.'. I 0 If 'UI .1 I I I ' ,L Q, , la X :ith 0 Q , 1' L 96' 5 Q 46" ' lil ' X 9. :bs W. -llglw ' rg i, . JZ SGW 1 l li -1- 'gl X ie. f ll, MN! K lm f I 4- N f am X J Ml I X V A ll 'Hi N I. 'I , I il ll I s.. I I 'T k f I I nun. Your Satisfaction Is Our Success HETRICK S BARBER SHOP 109 S Chestnut St Van Wert, Ohlo 'Z A. . Hertle lst Chair Doyt Allen Znd Chair John Hetriclr 3rd Chair' Proprietor 7 . .. .. .. . 4.4.4. . . 4.4. . . . . .. .. ..g..g..g.. . . . . .. . . .. .. . .. .. .. .. .. .g..q..g..g.. . .. . I 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 a week. i 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. OOHIHONI' Ol" 'O"O'1l"l"l"O0l0O0'O0C0O0O0O' OHONCHC' I 'I 'fl' I IIUIHIHOHOIIO' ' I' 'l0l"l"D"O0l0O"OWl4'O"O"l"C"lHO"O'rl1lOnOn on ui' E ,, ---- ---"' bf- . ....... -F : :I 'I .JV - ' 3-:J 1.11 ' . I A "ith I Liga. E at 1 I I .2 - : ., . WW ' '-t :sri - ' z Jitsu 1' . sI'1,,i ., PM .- xi-ix.. .. ..,. ., 1' VU' she W 1" ' -5 ,I 1, , 11 'li '.f . 1 x , , J , 1 Q. 1 , lg, 1 r .- J e 1. r , 1 i If 1 .+- -' X 1 'rs 'tt L r Y 1 ' i J' -f ,, -. fi at i E I ,- 1 J f -. ,., 1 t 0 S 4, -. a -. -4- lu r , It 4 1 ' '- f with the beauties of a Follies Girl and the rugged endurance of an athlete. A Creators of Quality Fells Shoe ou e EXCALIBUR rr 2, I-----L I L7 A Sweet and Simple Gift for the Sweet Girl Graduate is K. 6? K. Confections 5 i l -Jw I i I X 11 Z' . T1 vs 3, 5 lax , V' ,4.. Izz '-Q-.. , if cl 'ix May and June bring the Sweet Girl Graduate and the perplex- ' ing problem of an appropriate remembrance. Comes, too, the wg A. 1 F happy solution---a fancy box or basket of K. 3. K. Candies, 3 '- their exquisite purity of taste making them a most acceptable r my Y 33 ,pl FECTIONERY c0N of Q .. W Q 5 L 3 , 47 If, at any time, you want real Fountain Service, 'ar nj 5 drop in. We try and make our serfvice complete. -' " We carry Ices and Sherbets at all times Fresh Fruit F' in Season Fresh Orange, Lemon and Lime Ades Cool and Refreshing Phone 3014 104 West Main St . W . ' , O ' O r I ' I 9 2 5 T. Q I J I , S J I I I I "Had the measles?" 'Y A I , , I I Y u V v v ,J at I 'V I 9 ,. f O O Y 't In .rulsbl i mflljlll--1...--H... , fm ......i...... 9 is ompliments Q .. . Q an IQ . or atzonczl an I Q.4..g.4.Q..pmug.4.4..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g...g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..Q..Q.-Q..Q..g..q.-g..g..g..q..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..g..q..g..g..p-.p..g..g..g-.g..g- 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. e '04'O'1O"I"O"l"O"O"O"O''l"l"C"l'll0O"l"O0i"O0I"l'IOHII1I'flI'OWO'-O"l"l"l0l0l1'U"l"l"C"l1'O"O"l0lNl"O'-O1'OWO"OHOI'O'0OHONOMOvlMOHOvOI'O' Klggms' Restaurant s'zf,.. .-mg,.... .. .rf " ,. . .. ' ,. ....... m"fr r . 4-"' 1 Q."-if . - V 4 1' I D, ve-A-ML Qu i- 'mv fi if -f -- im I pf. -. .... A ,X . .......,,.Aqg ...,..... .. R. -.,., .. V Hg? ........... ,, 9 ,. ,. ., . iw . EXCALIBUR m i 1 ix Turn back the universe and give us yesterday: f V1 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 RUTH CONN, '25. do pepper -e Q NX? l - is e I , W s W is . ' . N, Y' X 'NW l i -QWZZW 0 ,cy lf ud ii . 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