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

 - Class of 1926

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Y' H ' 'l - them. coyer it up again and silently go his way. 4 E a TYQIYBEIQ5- Q1 We El13l3lE2zQlQBoeX r W2 lf'5?,11Tl:?llEl7 Sclzo ol. t Cor?PmL2cl 9174 E'dlTE.cl 'BJ Bmiigfrd lp as and iEl2mlp7'Rl"'2 LLB 7 'Bufsm ass' awww? i L a te r the white 1 mm M I ,1 man came N to star. The ,umkscua X XQ, . i first house was 5 7? built 'by VVillia1n Q Qh A if ilk Priddy and his sons ,rw 2 in about 1834. They K j S bum if for Mr,Ri1ey, 5' 3 cw " bf and it is thought to have ge been on the plot of ground W e 5 pi which is now on S. NVashing- -7 ton between Main and Central. The day they started building ' one of theqmen killed a deer inithe I woods about where the High bchool 1 building is now. One man found a bee 9,1 1' l J tree. Nl r. Priddy had corn on the ear, and this was all they had to eat. .,-,f ,Q ,f-xx x i - A A If ' -L- O U -b L3e,,irfl1iva lboolf ljqoe, enolequogeol To show ly ow Dun School.. isq pqqloglge. C.or7r7uIliTj find l'low,durgiQQ' ouq lfiq ly '5C.l,ool., dqu S me l?r.,ue, qpprqc.c,iGTl?.cl'lT1e oppopflfiqilalas q"j'joqcleol 'lag u S bums cor-yguqflg. L96 H606-TalG,d G rqqlte This GQ c.or'jpLe'E Reooad og OUR-lll.2l'K5Cl?O01u olags. qqal smce.qeLqhope, -v qeansR eoqe HTQJ-L.L. 93 czeuau. pkeeserifoevvonie ' .-Xfter a fe w houses had been built. they had to ri have a school J house. liVe can find no record of the first building, but if A , L ' ' one that was built when 1552? "5" W the village was still new r if ,Q . stood on the tract of land ll? 'f' 2 3? that is now on XV. Jackson - A 2- -4 f 3? Z, Y 5 fi .,:1 ' , :gl between Iefferson and Wash- , .-z.aiS2.'C. 1 DE , , ' -i ing Streets. lt was made of logs. 1 i i ' i g, was about twenty bv thirtv, and had - ,fl if , ' ' l 1:1 , Has 51" 'W 3 T: X Y - ' - - ' ' 'f ' ' - - f1l,g ::ggEE3b if c, t 'i doom in the side Ihis lJU1lClll1g'.Xl2l5 -w ..ili. 1. Q r' finally replaced by .two frame buildings K i .tx - A 5 X sjf-e 'fih D if two stories high. They were called the i LU' East and VVest Schools. V l i Q Qewe Seqiovg Ctgss of afze, qs 97 exyifessiorj ofooq QPPRQCAGSTIOQ joxflgizi urfliqnqe Cfjoiflg N2 bow gcllool, gpggks Qlyd Qcliuflies, dcduce7Te'lQfs oohuge 'TQ Ezrcql-,agua Q? wiwfM.coseR Q Yan 1 Wiert gf r e w and grew. The bo its and girls who finished the eighth grade were not willing to let their education drop there. They wanted to go on, and so at last a high school was fur- nished for them. lt was built in 1868. There was one person. Anna Elcoelc, in the first grad- uating class. The first building stood on the site of the present build- ing. The first building was used from 1868 until 1912. During that time 1,562 pupils attended high school. and 653 of that number graduated. 4, ff T5 ff ' N T S, ug ,P I? ,X .Sit nuuanun i,,,, I a h ig 7 ,u il-f Q " 1 My ' ,-523 5! rm in H J v - ,K f-' ' '- iff' mmm , FX 'H - T 'T -T' J H " I Tiki?- F ! 1 ff-1 M . -J 1 ,--, V N k ws i , - -- 1 - f. ,...... - Q 4 . 'L , nn. ..- . 45 i I I l -QE Y 1 111 I I i 1 7 for memonzam Benaace bJ.1se Moscone? Evans Fmmns C'3oaaHmv Jack Bnlyenf 'xCVUf-' .DL 1 926 Excalz'bu1N----- enll"- 'MVK h 3 ' II ww ICE- jliw 1 1 I- H iii IH 'WWW - Xe.- WM l A , .. Www 1 M L n -' f,1 r LF, , lu Ml T" ', fn U f .X Q' f ,mg l i ml V 11' : 'i G 'w r g -M 0' 6 4 I om, , L W il..iKBVfL , L 11,mc1W Q GA . w -lExCalz'bznN v TO THE CLASS OF l926:-- Greetings and congratulations! To be sure this marks an important mile stone in your life. You have finished a task which you started four years ago, and you have done it well. Many of you will enter college. To those of you that do we bid God speed, and upon the completion of your career we welcome you, whole-heartedly, back to the NSmall City That Does Big Things.U To those of you who will not enter institutions of higher learning we bid you welcome to the commercial pursuits of our city, and further hope that you will strive continually toward making Van Wert a better place in which to live and do business. As the swift flying years will soon find you carrying the burdens of the already elderly men and women around you, may your watchword be honesty and integrity, your motto service above self, and may your heart be always bent toward co-operative effort. In co- operation and organization there is strength, strength capable of often times doing the impossible. Just as these factors are capable of winning athletic contestsg making possible this splendid civic edition of the Excalibur, etc., so are they responsible for the building of a city. My individual criticism of the High School and College graduate of today is the fact that very few really know what trade or profession they intend to follow at the time of graduation. May this not be true of a single member of the class of 1926. Choose your vocation wisely, know where you are going, then exert every effort toward that end. In my daily duties I come in contact with many transients. Scarcely a one has any objective in life, no trade or profession. When asked what they are qualified to do, their answer invariably is Wanythingn or neverything.n Answers of this nature mean very little in the present day of specialized work. As you the class of 1926 is being turned out of --- grinding mill of Van Wert High School accept our most gi- -re compliments, because we are fully aware of the i yi. NN hat within your power lies the future of our city. Very sincerely yours, X m xi COMMUN1 E ING Us Q , Qt l vc. fr V By , gf. I ecutive S cret y- X I we W 15 I Ct, qi -ei' g ,fl 0 1926 14 Xf ,- ,Q 'xl . 31? -N, 1 ' G 1 WEST?-' f::Hl,!3- Q25-jx 6? KPQNWX-ff ,fr j! 1 QQQWIIQW 'T"T' TQ- 71: 2 :ax - N gg iw'f'I?i'i QC L, 1 ,Q ,rm WHIIQ ' 1-69 fifgf, LALf,1 Tlwfw.-...Q ffqf ilminisirzdinn F. P. Clark Charles Showalter F. XV. Longwell I". XV. lfraylick J. H. Y. livans The foam' of gducfzzion Praise is due to our Van VVert Board of Education for their co-operation with the Faculty and Student Body They stand whole-heartedly back of the school, taking care of the financial affairs in a splendid fashion and are always on the watch to better Van VVert schools. The class of '26 is especially grateful to the School Board for the many splendid opportunities which have been ours. They have decided to banish examinations this year. This is a step long hoped for by every high school student. In addition to our boast that we were of the class that published the best annual ever put out by Y. XV. H. S., we may add the information that we graduated the year examinations and fair work were abolished. XYe are proud of these representative business men who take time from their vari- ous vocations to make such a school as ours and the opportunities which it affords possible. -M argaret Ann Evans 15 Excczlibzne - ORRIN D. BOYYLAND "Well, it im?" VVILBUR C. COTNER "After zz faxhzon Van Wert, Ohio History and Civis Ohio Northern University University of Chicago Lima, Ohio Chemistry and Biology Ohio Northern University Ohio State University University of Texas OTIS A. CROSBY "Now in this case" EKWOOD E- NOTT "SHgf1fi' etc. Detroit, Michigan Stockbridge, Michigan General Science Commercial College of Detroit Wittenberg College "Now out 'west College of Commerce, Madison, Wis Bliss College of Commerce 1 . , ARMSTRONG "Lew imp ihe home- CLEORA FANCHER "Now aa: this 'wav , Mayo ' Marys, Ohio ng 1 Lodi, Ohio English 11, Public Speaking Ohio Wesleyan University va 'f b d University of Michigan fl. 8 ' lniversity ' - H. L. SULLIVAN "I heard a gaoaf .vlory Q the other day" 6 - ft,-SS Q I I Van Wert, Ohio ,I ' , ' Superintendent of Schools 1 ' gb ,fu , Ohio University Q . 'L ' Ohio State University Q 6 I r olurnbia University U9 ' 15' 7 f I ei -ef 3 l6 1 926 -'---- --- '- -fExcalz'lJu1N RALPH GALLAPOO "This is marred" VERA JEROLOMAN "Len get quiet" Van VVert, Ohio Shellrock, Iowa. Commercial Arithmetic and Algebra Typewriting I, Stenography I Ohio Northern University Columbus University ENID PLOTTNER "Get quiet! Dis iJn't a ROBERT T. NIOORE "Someone 'will get thrown ladies' aid moiety" out on their ear" Van VVert, Ohio West Mansfield, Ohio H. S. Geography Home Economics Ohio State University I Muskingum College Occupations and Vocational. Civics GRACE HALL "Remember, class" KATHERINE S1-IARKJLY "Well, Van VVert, Ohio English III and English IV Van Wert, Ohio mm Ohio Wesleyan University Latin , l 'XVQJ University of Berlin, Germany VVestern Reserve Universi fx il M. R. BIENSCHEL "For advance axsignzzzenf' Van Wert, Ohio I Economics and Salesmanship Oberlin College Columbia University ' c K, Z 1926 I7 156 k f :ia Excalzfnur H. W. LEHNING "I 'want to see you in Room 20" Van Wert, Ohio Manual Training Ohio University Ohio State University JAMES ll. JONES "Som'eborly's goin' fo get tlzfowzz out" Van Wert, Ohio Chorus Dr. O. H. Evans School of Music Ohio Northern University if OZZER "This is disgusting" V ,X Wert Ohio 6, Solid Geometry lr R and II ,Ag an University f cs- 'a I ' 't 1 'ivjqiugk In versiy 'l 2 V 1 , . ,si Q g f i DCM ei 1 7 REVA ZIPPERLEN "Cm that out Columbus, Ohio European,Modern History. French, Orchestra Ohio University Ohio State University H. B, SPIETH "Le!'s be quiet Defiance, Ohio Biology and Physics Defiance College Ohio State University A. G. VVILLIAMS Hfizle :zighfs for sufh Van Wert, Ohio Manual Training Olivet College Hillsdale College Michigan State Normal School 1 926 1 1 QT iii? N- ff" K I M 5 ii:fJEff'lSfm,Tf1f IEW ' IE-'WF - PQLQTUP f " LMI' LEQLT4 V- W W W ' E3- ww 23? 515 32 f!lIzr5525 1 926 ExcaIz'bu1N 0 lxl"4C5W Q 43 ! Excahbu P ROSIE :XGLER is our honorable and dignitied president. lle hasn't many bad qualities and we take great joy and pride in saying that he made a most efficient president. Ile was ever dependable nor did he exert himself too much in any one way to guide our ship of state-he was always working to give us a "broad" school year. Some- times, especially on Monday mornings. our poor ship had to drift aimlessly because our pilot wasn't there, But, thanks to Rosie, and the rest of us, we have reached o ' goal, Graduation. l ' L, 'E makes a very good match for " f Ng is our vice-president and has 4 'Nm' more, questionable quali- t - in X e He was always agitated , Eh n N51 Q - iffered any failures. VVe 'X - N ljg oc, a 1" ts couldfthave done such A xl il ' adrnoit had a certain little , st -. n 't in front of him and A ' of I ' 'L 1 W . 9 ' af' 7 f Q x Sl'lCKE'1"l' FAwc1e'1"r brings up the rear of this male ofncial board. A few of the char- acteristics of each of the others are present in him. lle was a very, very, unexcep- tionally. good secretary. One thing we can't understand, and that's his peculiar liking for beaches, he's simply crazy about them, and he doesn't care whether they are sandy or not. SURAWNY CLELAND was the crook who kept the dough. People wonder why our treas- ury always seemed to be rather hollow, but we know that Scrawny always watched every penny that found itself in our exchequer. To top off his marvelous ac- counting ability he was a ver' handsome fellow. I 9261-l Excalibur DALE Aku:uf.4A1a111 Nature Study Club '24 Travel and Geography Club '25 Excalibur Club '26 Every 1111111 fame info Ihr world for sowelhiug JAYNE BEACH-Beachie - FRIEEDA liEELERfll'00lj' Music Club '24-'25-'26 Chorus Harmony "A Jury of Our Peers" Stzzlely and tall, Liked by azz f if 4 f F Journalism Club '24 , v Y , -W, Editor Scarlet and Gray ,24 Sf limmx :XRGEBISRIGHT lrauk Athletic Club '25 X fb W S X C1 b ,24 ,Z- lixcalibur Club '26 ' A Mme 'my . U ' ? Girls' Athletic Editor-Excalibur L Bachelor of Sclence Club 26 Prom Committee '25 Y-Hi Too yawzg for love, .-lk, .my 1101 so ELlZAl!I!'l'lI BATES1L,11fE5 U ' 1-X, 5"liJ'-J", Dramatic Club '24-'25, Vice-President '25 Home Decorating Club '26-President If I - l .l,.1.. Ifzduslry is the soul of llusinexs And Me A'EjlA'l!21l8 aj' prosperily f fi ,muse BONNEWl'fZ7B07l7lfL' Vice-President '24-'25 J Dramatic Club '24-'25 Excalibur Club '26 joke Editor Excalibur '26 Prom Committee '25 , ' Prom Committee '25 N l Ring and Pin Committee '26 I Invitation Committee '26 'CQWNJ Chorus, Y-Hi -I Y-Hi A bl ' "A Jury of Our Peers" "A Jury of Our Peers" 1 I Happy nm 1, from can' I frm free Earthly nobler! lkifrg-11 'ww n rfecte pl fl, A . . ,' N l.E1.,ftND AGL12RfRo.rie Q4-'Q Rl X Q ' x President '25-'26 ' ' X 'Q ' varsity V Club K it Athletic lub '24-'25 Excalibur '26 ' . Assistant Business Manager, Excalibur Football '23-'24-'25 Basketball '23-'24-'25 Baseball '24-'25 ffm' lm! in Ike role 1926- - - - f l of 60111111011 111871 W? ' Y! aft, l Nl? uslzuvs, 21 Q W Q .F ll Ox, 'L Excalibur - - ' Dm: :x1'IIA'7SlIg1I7' GAA ' V l,iz'ru:x C1.EI..xNn --C'l1'1' lb IQ 16 Varsity Y Club K I llramatic Club '25-'25 Athletic Club '24-'25-'26 lixcalibut' Club' '26 Football '24-,25 3 3 Art Eclitm'--Excalibur '26 Basketball '25-l26 Secretary of Class '25 Bas ball '25-'26 ,I Prom Committee '25 '. f K Otl st' '23-'24-'25326 Hlolus 0- fvfw -' 31 vfhles 'E' n "A Jury of Our Peers" 2 ' UA .lUYY of our Peers ' llix romllzozl look mrzjzfsfic 115 Me sky 1 b H 121.5 N ll URcAu'fBurkf Camp Craft Club '24 Ohio Club '25 Business Club '26 Y-Hi ll'hf1f I rrspirerl lo be mid runs nal, ., disronzforls me n . V .0 iz si u. ,OWDEN-Jexsifn 09. ' tudy Club '24 Flowers spring fo blossom wbfrf' .ihf walks Thr rardnl ways of duly FKAN KLIN BL.-XKE+b'00lX Vice-President '26 Music Club '24 Ohio Club-President '25 Excalibur Club '26 Personal Editor-Excalibui Pi-nm Committee '25 Invitation Committee '26 llojnr' in our .mils is king lfukxn CoN1.zx'-- Funny Dramatic Club '24-'25 ,-1 bloom upon ibn prrrled hp: 15 sueefrr than r - d Geography Club '25 Y-Hi 3 :- 4. li orating Club '26 Chorus ' ' " "t Our Peefrsl' K' Hrx rfsxfzre by its spell of migh! tlze song W Loiuzwzo BAKER-Rt!! Bachelor of Science Club '26 Latin League '24-'25 Debating Team--Three Oaks, Michigan junior-Senior Reception Committee-Montpelierg Ohio "A Jury of Our Peers" .fll 11 like him nn: not' fouml every day -- - 1926- 22 N , - - - Excalz'bu1N l,mu2N C1.ELAND--Srrnnwy l'l'rm5i. lCRN1EfEr11iv ly 'Vreasurtr 326 lixcalibur Club '26 'li'l'li?lSl1l'Cl'-1EXC3lllllll' '26 "Seventeen" '25 Hi-Y '25-'26-Secretary '25 , I Jo my Jiffy fffhilz' 1 nm lVlll,lJRED I3xuEuT-Mirkay York '23 Girls Glee Club-4Y0rk '23 Travel and Geography Club '25 Camp Craft Club '24 Business Club '26 "Feast oi the Red Corn" lbraxnatic Club '24-'25 l--lmna llCC01'Bll115.f Club '26 Chorus "A Jury of Our Pecrsl' Behold af what zl1'ln.vi1u' worth, Thr 011601115 iw' jmrxm' on nzrfh jmm Exic1zNsTxENfD11frhma11 Varsity V Club Athletic Club--President '24 Football '21-'22-'23-'Z4fCaptain '24 Basketball '23-'24 Hi-Y Li-fr is lzofhillg fuifholrl 10210 gknlfry Of Our Peg-rg" MAIIILAKE1' ANN EVANSH-l'e,gfgy Am: I da ll0f 11111111 Ihr' hours 1 51767155 Journalism Club '24 . ' Music Club-President ,ZS lfixcalibur Club '26 "Polished Pebbles" , K BIARGUERITE lJEVS'IT'I""HfU1Hiit! " ' f the Red 'o ' 'X t ,, I .y .Lgkx Journalism Club l24 UVB 0 EXC:-llili A 35. Travel and Geography Club '25 Chorus -f .. 'Q X Home Dvcorating Club '25 Y-H1 I5 g, , ,., Y.Hi "A Jury of O1 ears" A I ' I lfx fz pleasant world we live in, ll very flow-vi 'Wd Pflffffflf, ZUJI-'ll rm lrlq , jalzfnsanf world .S'hl".v surely n ,girl um CIN! c K , ' il. z 1 Dfxvm QJURDIER'-IJIIZJE " L Science Club '24 ' Travel and Geography Club '25 Excalibur Club '26 Hi-Y lla' 'izforks ml qufffly bill flfcll rg . 1 Q - x wp C I I vp fl LOL 'uizuux' nn I nu 1926- - - - Excalibure A 5 Q J KENNETH Envvzxkns-IVhilie , Iinnorrrv GAN1'-lin! XX df A O N xg Grover High School x KJ Dramatic Club '24-Secretary - f i Baseball '23 T0 EXCa1i1,m- Club f V. XV. H. S. . 3: "Feast of the Red Corn" ' Science Club ,24 ' ,,J" Prom Committee lu' J AUIICUC Clllb ,25-'25 QV lnvitatiou Committee 1 Q Varsity V Club Q- Chorus I 1 "A Jury nf our Peers" Y-Hi ' 7'hmt1' is no .subslitule for Morowgh going and Xlllflfflf Z!If7lZSl7lB55 ' S- .H fr., MARY ALICE GADDIS-,llama J S FRANCIS GREEN-Sunny Dramatic Club 24 25 26 Feabt of the Red Coin P1 om Committee V H1 Choius A July of Oui Peeis lhrn' dmmc fhmzgbis 1111 as fmlurfzl breath ' 'zAthletic cum '24-'25 Poster Club '26 Chorus TON Lelluce BIARJQRY Gftuvnx'-fllrzrg fi .M udy Club 24 Dramatic Club '24-'25-'26 QV- Geography Club 25 6 Y-Hi ' Noble in lhought f Ami in every deed ' 6 Q ROBERT I'Awc1:'rT-Spicket Q Secretary 26 Football 22 23-'24-'25 Hsketball 23 24--Captain '25 Feast of the Red Corn" L Jury of Our Peers" t boy zs no common boy, mark ge his forlmlc will be no common KK Y rr- N ' - -. WAN! ' Y H' V ' A ' ' i D 'f as ' H , . yex ni' yi Ike low of kiminass Q . 'ls'-tt f ' ,' , 4 1 ,K i 5 1 'M gf iz '1 3 t A , va ' orlune I z hr . 7 ekfiemff Friar: ship ix Iozfr, fuilhont his fvingv 1 will not df-from in zrrziu ziespnir, The foolsleyis of jlrogrexx wail for me fu. .ij I 3 1 926 M. pl vw N Excalibur CHESTER GREENEWAI,I7"Chtil Science Club '24 Athletic Club '25 Excalibur Club .Athletic Editor- Varsity V Club Basketball '26 Football '25 Baseball '24-'25-'26 "Seventeen" Chorus Hi-Y-Treasurer "A Jury of Our Peers" I dare do all fha! bosom more is none HARRIET GLEASONi1f'lIflf Dramatic Club '24 Athletic Club '25 Excalibur Club '26 Snap EditorSExc-alibur Prom Committee "Feast of the Rerl Corn" Cheer Leader '26 Chorus Y-Hi-President "A Jury of Our Peers" On." whom we zleliyht io MARY KATHRYN GLASS--Diddy Dramatic Club '24-'25-'26 Nazi '26 Excalibur '26 ox 11 wan, who flows XVILI T i ' Al. A Q I X JJ .J Q J - 'l kj 1 x J cull zz friend Dramatic Club '24-'25-'26--Secretary '26 , "Feast of the Red Corn' Chorus Y-Hi "A .Jury of Our Peers" ,4 merry hfnrl that long 1 926 hs nl Hire Mmzwrx GRILL'-Gr-ill Science Club '24 Athletic Club '25-'26 "Seventeen" Football '26 Chorus Hi-Y "A Jury of Our Peers" .No ezlrlezwor ix foo nailz, r GRIBLER---.lflfrry jill!!! Music' Club '24 journalism Club '25 I Business Club '26 Y-Hi "A Jury ol Our Peers" ll'!lf11 sho smiles, zz perm! hnzf rewealrfrl :uk HAKTMAN--llnrlwrm Bachelor of Science Club '24-'25, Athletic Club '26 Chorus Hi-Y ll"'z' :lover knfru 11 young um GxveNmwLx'N H,uzs1xMAN-Gzmuy Camp Craft dub '24 journalism Club '26 Excalibur Club '26 Chairman Typing Commit The saying "That blond , of course only lo ilms blozlrls nl all Hx reffuarrl is in Ike doing' 25 fr? Il wilh so olrl zz kygi 'N I QQ., lll'uOP H + 1 f V? or -1 5 ll- ll rw . Jn D0 -Jan' f Excalibur 1 7,, , . I 1 0 - Arnuu-r Houma-.-I! Hfxzm. JACKSQN-Charlie Science Club '24 Camp Craft Club '24 Travel and Geography Club '25 Athletic Club '25 Music Club '26 Business Club '26 Chorus I don? care, nothing puts me aut, Orchestra I am resolvfml to be happy Hi-Y "A Jury of Our Peers" I I ri ' Z ' .- lrlle genflelnfnz, Iolunrf fm lm uslriolrx i' :XRCIHE KING'-Chip l,ENoR1i HcvEKENdNo:-Irs I C, Chorus '24 Dramatic Club ' Ah, Latin Club '24 Excalibur Clu 2.- 76 1 Travel and Geography Club '25 l "Sevente " "lSeventeen" '25 Secret o Jun Clas Poster Club '26 Treasx er Sn mory Class llalf af my life is gone and From it! K 1 S I have let Ike years slip from me ,iter y it DTM New. Re rter '26 - 1 V V- S et r Y? I l Ch us " J of r ' s" ' f ' MERCEDES J0l1N50N'fi','f67'CjJ " If o .srl lar is her one yreal goal S Boulder, Colorado High School '23-'24-'25 Dramatic Club I-1 ,- TEL-A7'Et3 1 V. YV. H. S. I - Dramatic Club '26 I f gi L b '24-'26 "A Jury ox' Our Peers" , x"',. n lub '25 Size meant no wrong to any, she sought the I Red Corn" good of many I W ' rf 'Q A 'll 11 Iiflle room I - X '51 ' CAREY JUNES-gfrlsey Q - 1 , , A - y H Ng Athletic Llub 24- 25-VlCC'l'l'CSlK'l6Dl 25 i ' fha Q V y Radio Club '26 ,I I ' Varsity V Club i- Q f X Football '25-'26 :L Orchestra P .X 6 f ' orus .5 u Y I " Jury of Om' Peers" t j ix bill nn rwply dream ly X f Q -if g ,X l 7 bl I ' - 1 26 - - - - Excalibur XX u.1'ER Klum -f-Kohn Philitbian Club '24 Union High Srlmol Srience Club '26 V. XV. H. S. llfhm-.e's tht' good of juzfiing Ihizlgs aj, Slrilw fuhill' Ihr i7'0lI'X hal Oi xii I,unwtc:-Fiery Domestic Science Club-President '24 Radio Club '25 Excalibur Club '26 Prom Committee '25 Typing Committee '26 Y-Hi Jay rises ill we, like fl Jlulllller worll NI uzcsurziurn JOHNSTON-Sflllifll Athletic Club '24 Camp Craft Club '25 Home Decorating Cluh '26 Chorus Y-Hi Prnm Committee llapjny is your grace, Tha! can frtzrlslafe the sllzbboruess of fmffmzr Info so quid and so :weft zz slyle 1 926 BYRON I.EAsERfRed Athletir Club '24-'25-'26 Varsity V Club Football '24-'25-'26 Basketball '24-'25 Baseball '24-'25 Prom Committee Chorus Hi-Y "A jury of Our Vers" MM IAM iiER .-In tlfklffz' of sh'rm'r siujf 27 rm. NIARTIN M Home llecoratiug' Club 'ZK Nature Study Club '24-'25 "A Jury of Our Peers" .lly zfmzx shall lltfvtfr to wo . . . 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Exca1z'bwN 2 loser PRIDDY-Joe Nmmx Ronnicrs-l'o!ZyY Dramatic Club '24 Dramatic Club '24 Music Club '25-'26 Radio Club '25 Prom Committee '25 Home Decorating Club '26 Ring and Pin Committee '26 Prom Committee '25 Orchestra Ring: and Pin Committee y26 "A Jury of Our Peersl' Y-Hi .4 wan of Inav genius has his peruliarily "A Jury of Our Peers" ll"a1um1 was umdf' for frzlk JAMES RUMBLE-Jimmy ILLIZABETH RM""0NDm"'h"'U Nature Study Club ,24-President D - : Excalibur Club '25-'26 Rxllgjateiuglllgs 24 Class President '23324 Excalibur Club :26 l,l'l6I0g'l'3.l7l1El'-EXl'2llilllll' Typing Committee Shams . ,, Prom Committee Am I lntrucling Y-Hi Scarlet and Gray UA Jury of our Peersu Hi'Yfl'resiclent '26 Rising with Ike sun lo run our fauna, fha cours: A jury flf Olni Peers , . fl of Jhldy .4 mofhfrs pride, fl fzzlflarx joy wb NI.-xxcsuizkxrn RUNNIUN---.llargol , Hubbard High School-Columbus, JL-1,15 P0E4judg Home conomics Club l Hubbard G. H. I.. usmi Music Club '25-'25-'26 Girls' Glee Club I 'XVQN-J Prom Committee Chorus A la KW "Feast of the Red Cornu V. VV. H. 5. 1 "Polished Pebblegu Dramatic Club '24 l Chorus Girls' Athletic Club '25 , "A Jury gf Our Peers" Business Club 126 I r' L I Dufyj Bggiyl if gafly, ,ig ig fu-11 .-I lifffzr lcnrumg 1: 1 er 1 'ng Drink zifafl or frlslz' 110 1 I - rin ASA Piusmzv V Latin Club '24 ' Science Club ,25-'26 N- Chorus Hi-V ri "A Jury of Our Peersl' - .-1 cousfienlious shzdewf, 11 fwfr by ' xi I I CU 'L AHL 'qfuvxf 1 1 1 l I 29 X Sk Excaliburs C - - - - 1 FRANK S1i'Lx34Sij7!fs Athletic' Club' '24-,25-,26 Football '21-'22-'23-,24 Basketball '22-23-'24 Varsity V Club A'P1'incess Chrysanthemum "Bachelor's Babyn Www l X MARGERE1' SlllLEff,l'x1,'6'j' N W R-1 .af Art Club '24-Vice-President ,f Travel and Geography Club '25 Editoi'-in-Chief-Excalibur '26 t 7 J, Vice-President of Class '23-'24 1 X Invitation Committee '26 if X Prom Con1mitteeSChairman '25 X xy .J Chorus Chorus ,J Iunim' Hi-Y X Y-Hi ' A wztsfer nfffj71M'fz'1' -.f UA Jury of Our Peersu t Here finds the jzromise of felfstial 'warfh Y OPM. SHIVELY4-OIR' ,dl X ' ' , f, f ' I Num. xVELCH'G00f . 1, Music Club '24-'25-'26 'v 'JN I ' ' V f "Feast of the Red Corn" l X Music Club '24 X' " LK, Orchestra Journalism Club 'ZS I' Chorus U Science Club '26 A HA .TUYY nf Om' P9515 Ring and Pin Committee I should be zz fool io resign al my good fortune be siis high in nl! jwojflzfs hrrrris :WARCELLA S1MsfSiu1my U M, EVEERS, '24 gamp Craft Club '24 e cl K' . ' h ' Cl b '25 hi0 Club '25 n Cltigogigp 3 U Business Club '26 ,.! 1--. tinn Editor-Excalibur V-Hi ' " '53 falls rm' zzmsf obzfy Qgizreggives fo every time and seasons some x 'TUQI ers of its own I' . A . X BERNARD SMITH-Bnrzlry I 1 Dramatic Club '24 , l i Athletic Club '25 X , 'gras Q f j Excalibur Club '26 f Varsity V Club 'I l I Assistant joke EclitorYExcalibur 1 Q :fb "Seventeen" Football '25 1 b du , a jury of Our Peers" vp f hall never grow nlrl X' IQ j i gg .ffl ,X Q 30 1 926 Excalibur s Rox' hVlSE"'11,0'?U.fB7' RACHEL YQUNG-Curly J Music Club '24 Athletic Club '24-'254l'resident '26 Dramatic Club '25 'P Varsity V Club Excalibur Club '26 7' Football '25-'26 Prom Committee '25 JJ Amd Ikough he promise lo his Ioxs, "Seventeen" V He makes his promise good Cleirchestiai E ll 'J usic E itor- xca ixur X Cheer Leader '26 "Feast of the Red Cornl' I Secretary of Class '23 HELEN PALMER--lkey . Chorus 3 5 1 Y-Hi Treasurer 2 Treasurer '24 ll. a ,7 "A Jury of Our Peers" Dramatic Clubg '24 ,4 bum, zz man, my kingdom for Il mlm Radio Club 'Z. ax ui.-ls' Athletic Club ,ze D Q51 -W ggslgetbau ,24 X Jurxrrn STROTHER-furle , . 1 ,M Liff holds in .fiom we know not what Camp Craft Club 124 if ,f rn Travel and Geography Club '25 l Home Decorating Club '26 JJ "Am I lntrudingu 4 y' Chorus J! V-Hi JANET STElNME'1iZ'fEll7tiE Www "A jury of Our Peers" 1 Rich in saving common sense, , EXC3lll7'-if Club '25-,26 In her simplicily .mblimf Excalibur Staff '26 , I, ls' ' Prom Committee 125 A 1 l t'Sevenltein', d 0 Josef-H Jonas "Am ntru ing" ' - 1 Y-Hi X Science Club '24-'25-'26 , :QM Small IM' snbjec! but not so Me fuorlh Brfffrr lolz' ihrm mfvrr lr, l l .aL s 'D' f1.,-i 1926 - - - 31 Excaliburr History of Class '26 NCE upon a time, in the year of our Lord of 1922, on the ninth day of September, about one hundred and forty pilgrims of 'tender ages" started on a journey that was perilous and unknown to them. The "Mecca" of their pilgrimage was Graduation. The journey was to be made in four relays, and between each relay there was to be' a rest of some V . - three months. re. W The strongest of the assemblage were chosen as Ht leaders: james Rumble, presi- dent, Margaret Slide, vice-president, Vivian North, treasurer, and Rachel Young, secretary. There were other groups of people making journeys at this same time so our band had to choose a distinguishing banner.We decided upon a banner composed of old rose and silver, and this was our symbol for the rest of the journey. During this year there were tournaments of football, basketball and baseball, but our members did not engage in these very extensively since it was their first year. However, the Honorable Red CGrangeD Leaser was given distinction as being excellent material for the team of the coming years. The daily routine was interrupted now and then by a social gathering called a party. These lightened the burden of some who were finding the way pretty rough. There were stumbles and pitfalls for all, but there were some who completely escaped trials and tribulations. Some fell by the wayside, others achieved fame on the Honor Roll, some were over- powered and oppressed by grim Algebra, still others completely defeated awful Latin. As a whole, the first lap of the journey was considered a success, and the company disbanded, looking forward to a rest of three months. . In September, l923, the second adventure of the class of '26 was begun. They were more familiar with the general course of the journy, but yet there were dark and dangrous byways taking the pilgrims to ruin. Temptation appeared before all in the form of skipping school, tardiness, and bad behavior. Then as punishment for yielding to these temptations, the great commanders ordered the pilgrims to a place called Detention. On the whole, though, they were a fairly governed band of pilgrims with the following officers during the Sophomore relay: James Rumble, president, Louise Bonnewitz, vice-president, Helen Palmer, treasurer, and Lenore Hoeken, secretary. In the great battle of Athletics the class was represented by Red LGrangeJ Leaser, Don Atha, Rosie Alger, Spickett Fawcett, Bowser VVise, and Chet Greenewald As in the previous year, and as in the years to come, hayrack, bob-sled, and gym parties were enjoyed by all. Now and then all the classes joined and held parties, which made us better ac- quainted with the other pilgrims making the journey at this same time. In the spring of '24 the company disbanded for the period of rest and recreation. Some were glad and some were sad to think that half of the pilgrimage was over. At the appointed time, September, l924, the class of '26 met at the usual meeting place-the old red school house. They felt pretty sure of themselves-for weren't they now Juniors, which meant that there was only class above them, and there were two below them? This was truly an eventful year. Of course, there were still many Monsters to overcome, such as Virgil, Physics, and the everpresent English. According to custom and need, competent people were chosen to represent the band. The leaders were: Leland Alger, presidentg Louise Bonnewitz, vice-president, Letha Cleland, secretary, and Lenore Hoeken, treasurer. Many of our gallant knights represented us in the customary athletic combats, namely football, basketball, and baseball. One of the most all-round members of our class put on a football uni- form and made quite a name for himself. Needless to say 'this was the stalwart Casey jones, who did much for the high school by instilling fear in the hearts of the opposing teams. For the first time in the pilgrimage of the class of '26 some of its members had the chance to show their talent for acting. The play 'Seventeenf' by Booth Tarkington, was presented, and it made a great K'hit" with the public Cthanks to Mr. Sager, who directed it.J Along with the other parties of the year the juniors entertained the Seniors at the Junior Prom, May 29, The gym was transformed into a huge Arabian tent and for that one night everyone lived anew the old Arabian Nightsf' This was the last gala assemblage of the class of '26 for that year, and so the group disbanded ---- -- 1926 32 - - - - - H Excafilnure for the three months' period, after which time they would enter upon the last stretch of the journey to Graduation. FOR THE LAST TIME! It was September 9, 1925. and that noted class of 1926 met in the study hall. During the three former journeys they had completely crossed the assembly hall and were now seated as dignified Seniors. The size of our diligent band now consisted of seventy- five pilgrims. , Since these pilgrims wished to make the most of their last year, they chose the following officers: Leland Agler, president, Robert Fawcett, vice-president, Franklin Blake, secretary, and Loren Cleland. treasurer. VVe felt sure that our last year would be successful since we had such strong and powerful MEN to guide our footsteps. Another grave responsibility was given us when we reached our Senior year. It was our work to compile and edit the Excalibur, the high school year book. In order that we might put out a book that would be worthy of the high school, we chose Margaret Sidle as editor, and ,lohn Miller as business manager. Some of our brave and fearless members again distinguished themselves in the three major sports. They were Red Leaser, Bowser Wise, Don Atha, Chet Greenewalt, Merwyn Grill, Casey jones, Spickett Fawcett, and Kenneth Edwards. Our own Senior knights of basketball were the t'champs" of the inter-class games. By this time we were counting out the rest of our school career by months, weeks and days. The most important happenings of the first semester were the high school play, "Am I Intrud- ing," directed by Miss Fanchor, and the operetta, "The Feast of the Red Corn," directed by Nlr. Jones and Miss Hazel Gleason. The Seniors were well represented in both of these affairs. Then came EXAMS. With fast-beating hearts and trembling hands every one wrote. The fate of all hung on a simple piece of white paper with the marks of pen and ink upon it. But then, the exams weren't so bad, and some passed this crisis surprisingly well. There were parties and more parties this year, high school pep meetings with parties afterwards, Junior-Senior parties, high school parties, and Excalibur parties. VVil1 there ever be one of the class of '26 who can forget those last events of our Senior year? The class play, HA jury of Our Peers," was a great success. Much appreciation and credit is due to Miss Fancher, who directed the play, Then came parties, prom, baccalureate, commencement, and the farewell party in happy suc- cession. Happy because of the good times we were having, yet, all contained a sad strain of thought, caused by our regret of leaving the old brick school building, Our journey is over. VVe have reached our 'tMecCa," and now we are confronted by a much longer and more perilous pilgrimage-the pilgrimage of Life. The work of four years in Van Wert high school has prepared us for this journey. Some who were on the honor roll are David Cordier, Margaret Ann Evans, Merwyn Grill, Margaret Sidle, Louise Bonnewitz. Ruth Seversn, Dorothy Cant, Norbert Miller, Marguerite DeWitt, and Lenore Hoeken. Although our band was broken up on ,lune 1, 1926, there will always be an invisible something, the spirit of good fellowship of the class of '26, that will forever bind the pilgrims of this band together. -Lenore Hoeken '2 6. 4 l K 1 926 33 Excalibure g Trzkzls ana' Trz'oulo1fz'om' of ll Notebook H DEAR, hasn't that girl any sympathy? She ought to have sense enough MJ to know that I don't like to be rolled up into a little ball. It's bad enough to be smashed and smothered by some big old book, but to be treated this way is too much I just know that this will wear all the pretty red and black Megifi paint off of my face. How would she like to have all the black rubbed out of her eyesbrows, and all the red off her cheeks and lips! "And of all the things she uses me for. I wouldn't so much mind being used for English because she would put pretty thoughts and poetry in me, or for History for then I'd be useful in giving facts, or even for Cooking because I'd have lots of good things in me-but to be called MISCELLANEOUS! Its entirely too much to ex- pect any human-no I don't mean human-any book, notebook to stand for. "The only thing that atones for all these abuses is the fact that I get to travel. This last summer-you know that a year ago I was in a big box with some of my immediate family-I got to go a good many places. Of course there were times when I couldn't see anything because of the pages of the book I was in, or the coat or sweater pocket that confined me. But sometimes she would leave me in her lap while riding on a train, or drop me on a table and forget me for a while. 'ASchool books gets a rest during vacation but not so for a notebook, I certainly have a variety of items in me. I am the only one notebook in our family that can boast of having an all around education. "For instance, this summer she made a list of the new birds and flowers she saw and even drew pictures of some of them. The pictures, however, had to be labeled so that she wouldn't forget by the next day what they were supposed to be. "One of the things that hurts is the fact-and action, too-that she tears pages from me in a most heartless manner and then degrades them by writing notes on them. "Page thirty-four has been sick. I fear that he will never be the same again. One night that horrid girl left me out in the rain and thirty-four was turned out and got all wet. He declares that he was struck by lightning, but I hardly believe it since none of the other pages complained. Anyway he took cold and got the mumps. He has had lump complex ever since and there doesnlt seem to be anyway of straightening him out again. "I will tell you just a few of the things she puts in me before she comes back, and I'm expecting her any minute. She never gives me any peace! I am very glad that she has put a few poems in me along with the Civics, Latingoh what dreadful mistakes she makes-cooking, class assignments, notes on lectures, and notes to remind her of meetings, and-oh, my goodness, I didn't see her coming and now I can't tell you any more because she's drawing a picture of a girl in me. Such is life 2" -Letha Cleland 'Z6. 1- - -1926 3 4 - - ExcaIz'bwN It lVll.S'7Z,l' The 'fail' Meow" O T was quite the darkest night she had ever seen, thought Marcia Allen, as GL X3 . . rf. -fi, she tried to penetrate the darkness with her eyes. Everyone had gone to I see "O, Doctor" except her. and she was all alone in the big rambling house. But she didn't think of that as she sat down in deep chair before the tire 52,88 with Mary Roberts Rinehart's "The Red Lampf' s 'f "- 1 For over an hour she sat enthralled with the story-then-as she fm- ished a chapter, she heard a gentle faint tapping against the window. Not a Red Lamp, but a green one was burning outside her window. She jumped to her feet, startled-but the light was gone-yet that faint tapping went on. For several minutes Marcia stood breathless-her hands clutching her heart. But the noise suddenly ceased and she thought she surely must have let her imagination wander unchecked to have thought that she had seen or heard anything. Unsatisfied though, and feeling strangely disturbed, she went back to her book. For many minutes she read on and on, then-she fell asleep. Suddenly she awoke with a start. The fire in the fireplace was nearly out, and she saw that the room was filled with shadows except the hearth where the faintly rose- tinted coals were brightened by an occasional flame of red or gold. There was that tapping again. Almost fearfully-she glanced at the window-there-in the ray of light cast by the spotlight of a passing auto--she saw a dark, slender shape waving slowly and deliberately to and fro-sometimes touching the window pane and causing a grue- some tapping. Already she was keyed to a high pitch by the thrilling plot of the "Red Lamp" and this unstrung her. Trembling-she fell back in her chair and hid her eyes. t'Oh-why did I let them go to the movie without me," she moaned. 'fVVhat if I had seen it last week in Westleyville? Why this-this is-" just then the rhythmic tapping seemed to grow louder and more and more monotonous. She shuddered. Her forehead was damp and her hands were icy. Suddenly-just as she could bear the suspense no longer, she heard a crunch of foot- steps in the snow outside. Her heart in her mouth, she sprang to her feet, but they passed on-soon retreat- ing into the distance. As she again looked at the window, she saw the dark, slender, willowy shape disappear and then-she heard a thud of steps on the soft snow outside and soon-a scratching of paws at the front door. She broke into hysterical laughter as she realized that it was only 'fDenny," their neighbor's cat, She had scarcely let him in and recovered from her fright, when her brother came home from the Y. M. She told him all about her strange and intensely comical fright as she smoothed Denny's satiny fur. "Well, if that wasn't the Cat's Meow!" cried Bud, as he mischievously pulled Denny's tail. UNO!" disagreed Marcia whimsically. "It wasn't the Cat's Meow. It was this tail!" "VVhich P" queried Bud-with an eloquent glance which included the "Red Lamp" lying at his feet and Denny's black plumy tail. "Both," admitted Marcia as she remembered the glowing green lamp. -Margaret Ann Evans. 1 926 ss Excalzfnur CBy Gheir Eczrmarffcs Ye Shall Kno W Umm Nickname Date of Birth Ambition Hobby Hangout College ' Q f . Akom 8-I3-'08 To Fight Silldying Rural District School of Model Men Qjefc ' ' M ' ' ' Rosie 8-7-'06 To Eat jenkins jenkins Celina School of Jr I' ' Astronomy ' Sicker 11-28-908 Sleep Chevrolets Cain't Tell Rattle Snake College W ' ' Lucky 10-I5-'08 To Climb Pike's Roberts N. XVashington St. Richie Tech ' Peak - , S 9 15 Q Ren 10-19-'07 To Be Perfect Fords Clelands Barn Yard Institute fj ,",'Bates I-26-'07 G0 I0 Cir1CiUl'lBfi Hunting Uarrkj Ford Coupe 'School of Stucco N, , 1 , 1 ' it , Beachie 5-I9-'08 VVife Tennis Overland Fawcett School of 3 ll , I . Matrimony 3-,elf-4,1 I ijL,jW011y 2-24-'08 Fishing Men Convoy Tech i ' - ' Moots 10-I5-'07 To Make a Thou- Teasing "Bees" South Avenue College of Turtle ,L sand "Berries" P Doves i ,uf " is 'e 9-9:'os Th cook Camp- shihih' Boots Chevie Also-College of 'VI' N Q' J onm bell's Tomato T. D.'s Soup JJ-lslessica 9-I1-,07 To Be Somebody Reading Library V. XV. H, S. urke 4-4-'06 To Go Wadin' Ridin' in Ford Fords! S! Mechanics Institution Mxm , Coupes , l Clee 1-I4-'08 Art Ren Home NVith Ren E . Scrawny 1-14-'08 None Females ? ? Clown Tech W l 'Funny 3-6-'08 Lawyer Reducing Doc's Office School of Learning Dave 2-27-'09 Settle Down Dancing Theaters Hard Knocks School . 9 P Iarty 7-27 '08 To Grow Dancing Roaming Home Makers College 9 I Mickey 2-18308 Men - To Sleep Ike Fawcettis One XVay Reserve 'YY' -. g ' Eckie 9-15305 To Graduate Grace Convoy Miami UD YL Red 4-7306 To Be a Minister Red Hair E- SYC3ml11'C Cleveland Bible W Street Institute .n 1441-Q Jim 3-4-'07 Plenty Experimenting Leaping Lena School of Bottle k,g.,nv1" ' 0 Washing i' . 5 , . Fiery I2-24-'07 To Make-Talk Dancing K K K Goin' to work s - ,M , het 8-I8-'07 Toy Engineer Reading Scandal Chevrolet Cosmetic Instruction I' f ,H gs: School K , ,V-2 Mabelli 10-25 '07 History Men V-13 Ti-nt Makers' College Whig!! 1' I , 'I 1 ' ywv'-fGertie IZ-13-'08 Stenog Charlestoning Home Children's Care ' CFOr Whomfj . ' Allegra Miller To Paint Books Home Demure College g t Q2J,,,vx 'xv ,f ,iff-' Johnnie Bob 3-11-'09 "Less" Katie Gleason's Scott Prep Willah 8-21-'08 Many' Escorting Wher'er I may Ladies-First roam t "yu'v"5- Bonny Men Flirting Home Middlepoint Normal lhfvllstlv Toey 11-5-'07 To Teach Racing The House Teachers Normal ' CWhom?j - -ld up i 'nf Helen Instructor Gossiping V. NV. H. S. Dueling School ,JMD - jude To Warble Gossiping On the Farm School of Ancient Musicians f Don Ioan 4-19-,OS To Smoke a Pipe Dancing Davenports School of Physical I Culture ctfkfk- Prishey 8-16,05 To Be an Old Thinking Near YVomen School of New Fads - Man ,LN ,f-, -'1 ' 'I " 'M hhie cos Lost in Decatur W'histling Chevrolets School of Mahieurihg 'll . Polly 9-11,08 To Marry Talking YVith Don Sentimental College H wb' immy 3-21-'08 To Marry Horses On the Line Ohio VVarbling - 1926 36 lm J Excalzfnurr By Emir Earmarlcs Ye Shall Know Ghem N.ickname Date of Birth Ambition I Hobby Hangout College --,w'fCf"'f3f1 .vlii.6"NlRi"?'dtM' 4-8-'08 To Be Good Galloping irolniaigaple Ave. Old Maids' Normal A 1 o?a,,'-jj - f ' Ruth To Study NVriting Home Puzzled College A if Ope 2-18-'07 Touring Star Gazing The Corner School for Ladies Y ' leg 7-15-'08 To Ile a Success NVatchin' the In Tilliam lVash XVoman Prep Children . pq ' ig - use 6-5308 Parisian Designer Chasing Birds XVoocls Honolulu I-' K" IDot 4-14308 Rule Men lleceiving K. K K. Hr 1111 e Management - f5"U'iftS'fB 7-11-'09 Room ? ? Libr-at-y st-11001 of miss M1 ! fwinuy 9-ll-'07 Teach Music writing Notes X-1 lie-'P' ' 'ISSUE 7-14-'08 Soeed Johnnie Bob Essex Scott Prep Francis Green 9-3-'07 Take Life Easy Dodge lVork Study Hall ' .Chetx 3-8-'09 ULess" Peg Alleys School of Lecturing l' 5-22-'07 To Get Rich XVomen Peanut's Inn Cavette Normal ff! l ari Jane 1-15-'09 Paul's Stenog Talk Ford Sedan Farmers' Institute ,b.2,., s QA , Gu ny 10-24308 To Keep 'em l-Qidding "Him" VVe wonder? Cobhler's College I F Guessmg l JJj'A' V' if 'hhgnieoli' 4-28-'05 Never Grow Old "Dress" Pattern Berrys School of Tack A Maker Driving X' Wee 6-20-'08 Nurse Talking Automobiles Cartoonisfs Tech ' ' N059 10-23-'08 None Tim Essex York Township . Reserve WA! ' ' QQ- AI 3-4-'09 To Be a Shiek The YVeaker Sex Peanut's Inn College to Handle XVomen " , S H3261 2-4-'08 To Ride Vampin' Men ?????? School of Ruling Men .1 U MBYCY 10-27-'07 To Live Charmin, Snakes Anywhere School of Movie Stars , . Squire 2-20-'08 Gone Candy Home CXVhosej School oi Facial s Expressions i"a""'-' J L Casey 5-8-'07 Circus Clown Play with Radio XVith Red Any Tech W . i Archibald 4-8-'07 To Be Funny Talking Kesler's Grocery College of Hard Work Asvaeett 3-14-'09 Lost It All Working Farm Urholstering Univer- si y ld f 4-5-'07 Private! Sleepin' 'Ome Modern Icleas Q Inch MHTY Motoring Fort YVayne College for Bachelors 612, 0,3 l YMAIICY I-3-'06 To Love Ladies Dickinson Ave. Mt. Olive . , IM Y Ienny YVren 5-25-'10 President Chattering Church lletter Traveling Jude 1-16-'10 Acting Chevroleting Broken Arch Prep T715 It L 'Goof 6-9-'15 Departed Drumming School Schoolof Former A ' Cin classj fOccasionallyj Methods nfrfr . 'Bowser 3-9-'07 To Play Crow! S. Shannon Street School of Marriage Vows ff! J urly 8-14307 To be Mrs. Dating VVith Chod For African Missionaries EVA-J Joe S-13-'08 To Graduate Flying Kites Town Pump School of Matrimony IQ, , l-- . . Whitie -4 - 2-6-'07 None Smoking Fort Wayne XVren Prep 'CU2lf"f f Ernie Maid chew Words X-1 Angel College M ""Peggy Ann 5-19-'08 lVriting "Jimmies" Coupes or New. York School of otherwise Betting fg. ,. T' Spickett 1-6-'08 Husband Beachie Carlo's Steps Broken Step Institute I' q ll-26-'07 XVandering Dodges Van lVert House Uni- 1 926 37 Excalibur VVEEKLY BULLETIN PUBLISH ED BY CLASS OF '26 FEBRUARY 30, 1946 "Bbonnie,' Witz's Our "Young's" Drug Store Buy Your Gold Fish Here Kohn and Lytle, Prop's Radio Tonight KDKA-Pittsburgh 309 Concert by Pittsburg Male Chorus Soloist Frank Siple WSE-Atlanta 428 jazz Skamper Roy Ingledue's Dance Orchestra A POLITICAL COMMENT Merwyn Girll has declared his inten- tions of running for judge of Paulding county. He will appreciate the votes of all his friends. Reynold Busch has been appointed janitor of the city building, having just resigned a similar position at Cavette. Local friends of Mr. Bernard CLucius1 Smith will be interested to hear that he was recently appointed assistant postmaster of Wren. This is an important post and authorities feel sure that he will prove successful. Real Estate Advertisement "THE BEACH" WORTH MILLIONS BOB FAWCETT PROPRIETOR --- BEACH DR. FERN CONLEY OSTEOPATH PHONE 27986 Y. M. C. A. Mr. Chester Greenewald, the Y. M. C. A. secretary, has announced a new swimming class on Wednesday nights in charge of Neil VVelch. Mr. Welch is an expert swimmer and recently was awarded a medal for saving the lives of two children who were trying to swim in the school ground-then flooded by the spring rains. Mr. VVelch heroically rushed in and led them to safety. The Van Wert Dodgers defeated the Convoy Reds last night by a score of 19 to 10. "Rosie" Agler led our boys to victory for the last time as he is going to devote his entire time to his studio work from now on. ROTARY Mr. james Rumble, of Akron, Ohio, a rubber king, will address the Rotary today in the interests of the new silk factory to be situated in the Northside district. Another out-of-town speaker will be Mr. Frank Argenbright, who will talk on t'World Peace-How It VVas Achieved." IN MUSIC'S DOMAIN The former Dorothy Gant, who is famous for her clever musical programs on the Red Path Lyceum Bureau, has received an offer to enter Keithls artists company of Toledo, Ohio. You will re- member she was a member of the class of '26. IMPORTANT STEPS TAKEN At last steps have been taken to im- prove that menace to the health and beauty of our city. Mrs. Conley Cnee Mary Griblerj, through the influence of those members of the class of '26 that were in Mr. Bowland's Civics classes, today, in due parliamentary law, made a motion in the city council that money be appropriated for the disposal of the Town Creek. The motion carried and Councilman Prishey, and Councilwomen Severns and Shively have been detailed to form additional plans to be pre- sented at the next meeting of the council. COMING EVENTS Miss Marjory Gauvey will entertain the A. C. F. Club at her home on N. jefferson street. Each member is re- quested to remember that this is guest meeting. The program will be in charge of Mrs. Rachel Young Hartman, who with Coach Hartman, has been doing missionary work in Africa. 1926- 38 1 POLICE cnzcuzs A number of Wanderers were lodged last evening at the City Building. Three of them gave their names as John Eiken- stein, Wilbur Hartman, and james Lowry, and stated that while on a walk- ing tour of the U. they decided to visit Van VVert once more. BUSINESS YVORLD Mr. Josef Priddy, accompanied by his wife, the former Opal Ludwig, was in Toledo this week getting a new supply of an almost extinct breed of goldfish for his acquarium. LATEST NEWS REPORT Washington, Feb. 30.-Hon. David Cordier, Ohio Senator, has introduced a new bill into Congress-this vital bill provides that arrangement be made to furnish Cnot the two-faced, but four- facedb the town clock of Van Wert- Washington time so that all of its num- erous faces will read the same. Berlin.-Hon. John Miller, our am- bassador in Berlin, narrowly escaped assassination yesterday. Details not known. The new secretary of the Y. W. C. A.. Miss Harriet Gleason, a former class of '26 girl, with the assistance of Miss Mabel Martin, a most able cafeteria manager, is conducting a model asso- ciation building. We regret to say that we are about to loose Miss Gleason. She is to marry the Hon. J. R. Miller in June. The Business Girls' Club held a most entertaining meeting with the follow- ing program: Vocal Solo-Miss julia Poe. Miss Elizabeth Raymond-'tWhy I Bought my Ford-o-Plane" Mrs. Joe Priddy-"The Latest Stylesf' Miss Mary Katherine Glass-Piano solo. Excalibur RELIGIOUS COMMENT Evangelistic services are being held in the Third VVard park with Rev. Byron Ottis Leaser as leading evan- gelist. He is assisted by Carey jones, a former officer of the law. Class of '26 Weekly Bulletin Edited by Margaret Ann Evans Second Class Mail LOCAL WEATHER Probably rain tomorrow-thunder- storm-threatening-air unsettled at presentdmaximum temperature ending at noon today was 56 degrees above minimum 39 degrees above-meaning 47 degrees. Very windy--seemingly from every quarter. LICENSE TO WED Roy Wise and Catherine Crowe, of this city. AMONG THE SICK Miss- Bonita Moore has again resumed her position in the Frantom Novelty Shop after a few days absence on ac- count of sickness. Miss Hazel jackson is resting easier after an operation, several days ago, at the hospital, for appendicitis. ADVERTISEMENTS Exclusive and Well Trained WHITE MICE FOR SALE Wonderful Pets for Children DON ATHA MICHIGAN BLVD. Mercedes johnson Attorney-at-Law King's English Made to order-Archibald King 1926- - - - Excalibur- - , scHooL NEWS The Senior class play, f'Abbie's Irish Rosef' will be presented at the Strand Monday and Tuesday nights, under the direction of Miss Mary Alice Gaddis, Mr. Franklin Blake, president of the Board of Education, has called a meet- ing of the members of the Parent- Teacher Association to consider the need of redecorating the Third Ward build- ing, which, you will remember, was erected in 1926, in regard to the increas- ing. demand. They will, at this meet- ing, consider the need of a Fifth Ward building. An interesting display of great paint- ings and protraits may be viewed in the auditorium of the Third Ward building under the auspices of Miss Janet Steni- metz, instructor in art in the Van Wert city schools. K The six weeks grade cards were issued today. No casualties reported as yet. NEARBY HAPPENINGS Mr. Loren Cleland, a former resident of Van Wert, narrowly escaped a prison sentence a few days ago-due to his re- semblance to a certain notorious boot- legger in Richey Station, he was ar- rested and tried. However, the true crook was captured and Mr. Cleland was released after having received pro- fuse apologies from oflicers. AMONG THE COURTS Judge Norbert Miller rendered a de- cision in favor of Mrs. Elizabeth Bates Thomas. The plaintiff brought suit against the defendant because he had failed to bring home a beefsteak for sev- eral weeks. Through the efforts of Judge Miller they finally decided to drop the case. This is the third case to be settled peaceably in the last three weeks, according to the report from the court stenographer, fthe former Gwen- dolyn Harshmanj. The Rocker Club was entertained by Miss Marguerite Dewitt Thursday eve- ning. The annual literary program was in charge of Mrs. Marguerite Johnston Donart. Miss Treva Hertel, author of t'VVhy He Left," was guest of honor. Mrs. Franklin Blake was the hostess of a delightfully appointed bridge-tea Thursday. Louise certainly made a lovely hostess. Honors at cards were taken by Mrs. f'Lenore" Kennedy, and guest honors by Mrs. "Naomi', Atha, of Chicago, Illinois, who is house guest of Mrs. 'fJayneH Fawcett. The Bachelor Girls' octet held a social meeting at the home of Miss Judith Strothers, with Miss Jessie Bowden as- sisting. A most enjoyable time was had by all. -- J VAN WERT ABROAD Margaret Sidle, distinguished for her work in the latest peace conferences, has arrived in Rome, where she will study her art more extensively. She was ac- companied by her equally well known husband-however, we notice that-as a member of the "Woman's Progressive League"-she insists upon using her own name. . , PERSONALS - Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Baker Qnee Letha Clelandj, are at home from an extended honeymoon in the East. The following persons from Van Wert attended a performance of Hamlet in Fort Wayne last evening: Misses Freda Beeler, Helen Burcaw, Gertrude Mason, Thora Norris, and Messrs. Dale Akom, Kenneth Edwards, Francis Green and Albert Hoghe. Miss Allegra Miller visited friends in Scott today. Miss Mildred Dibert has accepted a position in the office of Bleum's Depart- ment Store in Lima. Among those who will attend the pre- sentation of the "Pied Piper of Hame- lin" in Cincinnati this week are the Misses Marcella Sims, Marguerite Run- nion, Helen Nunemaker, and Helen Palmer. It is reported that Joseph Jones was in Latty today on a business trip. r 1926 - - - - -Excaliburr 'Umm Wferzflv Hzgh School Five Foot fBoolz Sheff So Big ............,.......Vfff.-- Three Musketeers ............,. Last of the Mohicans ,........ Man Without a Country ......, Little Saint Elizabeth ,..... Flowers of the Forest ,....... Red Pepper Burns ,,.. ..... First Vxolm ....VV,i..........- Reveries of a Bachelor ...,,. Glorious Apollo ,...........f... Age of the Innocence .,,,,,, Amateur Gentlemen ,,,,.. Butterfly ....,.,,.,.......VYiYY ....fY-..... lhe Flirt ...........,,,ff.............ff........-.. --- Certain People of Importance. .....,, , Seventeen .,....................VY,Y.i......-.. The Heart of Rachel ................ Her Fatheris Daughter ....... Taming of the Shrews. ..... Innocents Abroad ,.,,,,..... Monsieur Beaucaire ....... Freckles ......,............ Knight Errant ..... Somehow Good. ...... ., The Crisis. ..........,.,...... The VVar in the Air ....... Mutual Friend ,.......... Old Dad ,,,,,,,........... The Singing Man. ..... Education. .............,,,,,,...i.. Oh Doctor ,....,,.................... That Nice Young Couple .... .... Lorenzo the Magnificent ....... The Sheik ....................... Sentimental Tommy ..,.... Little Men ........,.,...,,., Great Stone Face .,.,,... The Swallow i...,.,i.. The Freshmen ..................... Little Women .......................... The Hoosier Schoolmaster ..,,,,.., The Eternal City ..............,.. The Conscious Lovers ..,,.. Flaming Youth. ..,,,,..,,,... A Son of His Father ,.,i. David Harum ........ .,.......,.,.,. To Have and to Hold ..,..,.... The Beginning of Wisdom. ......., just David .,,.,....,.................... A Child's Laughter. ,........ She Stoops to Conquer ,..... Old Familiar Faces ......, Valley of Silent Men .,,... Seats of the Mighty ....... Old Faithful ................,,. Ye Old Curiosity Shop .,..,., Peg O' My Heart ....,,.,.,,.., The Little Minister ....... The Heart of a Rose .,,,,,.. 1 926 Q L... Carey jones "Red" Leaser, Don Atha, Chod Hartman .. "Spickett" Fawcett . .. Shakespeare's Bust ....Our own Bates "Katie" Gleason, t'Dot" Gant, Mar Early Y .. It does-doesn't it? .. Roy Ingledue .,..,Mr. Cotner Reynold Busch .. Jane Edwards ..."Bob" Gant, Godfrey Hertel Isabel Carmen Geary 1 "Rosie" Agler, Neil NYelch, Lane , .. Chester Greenwald . , Rachel Young M .rpegn .. Room Sidle 2 5 . Julia Poe, 'tPeg" Blake ...ajohnny Smith Maurice Acheson Mr. Nott ., Gwen Harshman c. Senior Mid Semester Exams. The Last Class Fight Mr. Sullivan . "Bob" Moore Q rrlimyy Jones . i,,. The Faculty . .... "Doc" Edwards Louise Bonnewitz and "Boots" Blake Lorenzo Baker ,.,,"jimmy" Harris A Sappy Longwell .. "Jimmy" Rumble-Merwyn Grill .. Mr. Menschel . Joe Priddy .. You See Him Every Day ,. Janet Steinmetz and Ruth Raymond Mr. Williams .. Van Wert ,,,..jane Beach and "Spickett" Fawcett . .VVayne Eikenbary Luther Gunsett . "Gwent" Jones . Well, Every David Ellen . Jayne Y-Hi Room ., Room We're a Bit Modest! Senior Cordier Gowans Beach and Hi-Y Announcers 26 20 Mr. Bowland Cthere isn't such a book, but there will be some day "probab1y"D Chem, Lab. Margaret Weidner . ,,.. Trevlyn Dickinson . .... "Gerty" Mason 41 Harold Feber F I Excalibur Farewell Sefziors Dear schoolmates you are leaving us, Into the World you'll pass, But don't forget We treasure yet The memory of our Class. Those four short years too soon have passed, Our high school days are o'er, You've done your best. you've stood the test No one could ask you more. The hour when high school work should cease .All through your lives you've cherished deep: Hut has the hour not come too soon For you. this wish to reap? lfrom this day on, Oh! schoolmates dear, Our ways may lead apart, Hut though to you we bid adieu You live in every heart. H-The President. Rosie Agler. - '1 9.26 42 ' Excalibuzm 1 A 1 A Q ' 1 926 Excalib President UT' Vice-President Secretary ,,,,.,,,, Treasurer ,,.,, Colors .,v.. Winifred Arnold Irma Beavo 1-V L.. ...Ng I 'f' .. , 1 -A I Margaret Blake '!""dLQi if ' Elizabeth Brown Eleanor Casiday Pauline Chilcote Lois Conn Arline Eck jane Edwards Emmaline Evans Faenella Fell Lillian Fostnaught Opal Frick Ellen Gowans ' Marguerite Gunsett Donna Harvey Miriam Helman Alice Hennerman Norma Hester Grace Kennedy Virginia Kesler Marie Kinsey Clara Leist Mabel McDonald Agnes Mankin Virginia Marker Lucile Matthews Maude Michael Rose Mihm Helen Mohler lbeal Painter Helen Palmer Nellie Potts Rosina Raudabaugh Ruth Rison ow- Wal? unions zmior Class Marvel Sanders uBernice Smith Marceil Smith Marjorie Spayd Evelyn Sproul Margaret Stewart Margaret Weidner Laura VVeisman Mary Jane Worthington Helen Wells Omah Barnes llo Fawcett 'Carmen Geary Dora King Edith McCollum Wanda Moore Euthema Smith Helen Tossy Kathryn Switzer Karola VVertz Marceil Smith Maurice Acheson Delmar Cobb Louis Dasher Gerald Dilbone Roy Dorman Forest Drake Otto Drollinger Floyd Endsley David Evans Raymond Faller Lee Gilbreath Charles Hartman Virgil Harvey Walter Hofman Richard Jerome 44 ,,.Luther Gunsett Charles Hartman .Virginia Marker ,,,,,Margaret Blake Purple and Gold Edward jones Harold Koogle Iames Kreachbaum Loyal Locke James Lowrey John. Murphy Reynold Nelson Eugene Newberry Edward Nickey Elmer Oechsle Donald Ort Percy Pritchard Richard Rucklos Harry Sernar Robert Stickney Robert Wilson Vaughn Bell Reynold Busch John English Harold Feber Glenn Finkhouse Forest Fowler Luther Gunsett James Harris Byron Hook Raymond King Gaylord Mosure Joe Osborne john Smith Harold Steward james Thomas Clarence Tindall lordon Wilson Harsen Yeates Richard Jacobs 1 926 45 Excafibwe History of The fwzior lass September-and school! A more frightened class of Freshmen could not be found anywhere. After a few weeks of chaos we became adapted to our new environment and had safely launched our ship on the "Sea of knowledge" with Graduation as our port. The following able officers were elected to guide our ship through the first lap of its journey: President, Arthur Shingledeckerg vice-president. Luther Gunsettg secretary. Dale NYilmoreg treasurer, Norma Hester. During the year we held several splendid parties and at the end of May we were joyously looking forward to tl1e next September. September soon rolled around again and we hurried to school, proud of the fact that we were Sophomores and could look down on the Freshmen. We were now on the second lap of our journey and the following otiicers were chosen to continue the voyage: President. Luther Gunsettg vice-president. Helen Tosseyg secretary. Miriam Helmang treasurer, john English. A number of delightful parties were held during the year, including a hayrack party to Zimmermans woods. Quite a number of our classmates made varsity teams and we were proud of them. Great credit is also due to the boys who played on our class team for we came out ofthe struggle as champions. Some of these are: Harold Feber. Robert Stickney. Richard Rucklos, Raymond Faller, john Smith and john Bowden. Not only in athletics did our class distinguish itself for the number of our classmates on the honor roll showed that the class rated high intellectually. Some of these pupils were: Marjorie Spayd, Helen Tossey, Virginia Marker, Donna Harvey, Faeuella Fell, Roy Dorman. Richard Jerome, Floyd Endsley. and Virgil Harvey. As a whole the Sophomore class of '25 was a fine class of students with plenty of class spirit so a great junior class was anticipated. juniors! juniors! O. yes, we are Juniors! The "ship had weathered every storm" Clixamina- tionsj and we were now on the last half of our voyage. The following officers were elected to pilot the ship through this third lap of our journey: President, Luther Gunsettg vice-president, Charles Hartmang secretary. Virginia Marker: treasurer, Margaret lilake. This year has been full of interesting events. As Mr, Menchel decided that the pupils would not be assessed for parties this year, we had to have money to finance our parties, so, in order to have our usual number of social functions we had to earn a lot of money. The first of our undertakings was a magazine campaign. Hut this was not merely a Junior undertaking for the whole high school was to participate in it. The student body was divided into three teams. namely: Red, Blue and Green. These teams were lead by Margaret Ann Fvans, Richard Jerome, and Marjorie Spayd. respectively. Many subscriptions were secured. the junior class obtaining the most and therefore we received the most money. The high school play, "Am I Intrudingf' with quite a number of luniors in the cast also made us some money, for the receipts were divided among the four classes. Our next undertaking was the Junior class play, "And Home Came Ted." The play was presented in Hue fashion and scores of compliments were received by the cast and director. Our director, Miss Fancher, deserves much credit for her efforts in connection with the play. I am sure that every member of the junior class appreciates her interest in making the play a success. A large crowd witnessed the play both nights, therefore making it a Hnancial success as well. Three Cheers for a bigger and better Prom! The Juniors of '26 are working with all their might to make it the biggest and best Prom ever given in Van VVert high school. A dinner-dance is planned in the Gym, which will be beautifully decorated. By our success in all our undertakings we may well draw the conclusions that our junior class is the best ever produced by Van Wert high school. VVe are now almost prepared to go on the last lap of our journey with Port Graduation in view. I.,et's make the last lap a memorable one, Juniors! Let's make our Senior year a year to be even more proud of for we must set an example for the lower classes. Come on Juniors! I.et's go! Make the class of '27 a class that will be remembered in Van Wert high school. VVhen you are old you can stick out your chest and say. "I graduated in '27 with a class that anybody would be proud of!" Show your spirit. Iuniorsj Let's go! E i -Richard Jerome '27, 1 926 46 Excalibure The fzimz fpzg All of you have heard of China pigs. A good many of you may have had China pig banks. or is that so long ago that you have foigotten? I am going to tell you about another kind of China pig. This one was a real live pig. This story may sound like a new version of the famous "fish story." but it is not. I know that it is true because an angel told it to me and all of you know that angels would tell nothing but the truth. This summer I visited a Mrs. Angel. Vthile we were there she got out the little tea set she had played with when she was little. and showed it to the little girl who was with me. The set was all in good condition with the exception of one cup. The handle was gone. IIere is the story Mrs. Angel told me. One day about forty years ago hve little girls were having a tea party for their dolls. Linda had a new tea set and was very proud of it because none of the other girls had one, "Mother said we might have some cookies for our party." said Mary as she proceeded to the pantry in quest of the cookie jar. "Just look at the apples mother said Rose and I might bring." Sarah held up a large red apple for the girls to see. "But," said Linda, "we haven't any tea and our dollies want some. Viihat shall we do?" The five little girls were silent for a few minutes, and the dolls seeing their little mothers so quiet, were silent, too. "Oh, I know" cried Alice. "I.et's get some rain water out here by the house!" Linda grabbed a cup and ran out of the house. The others followed. "It looks just like tea and maybe our dollies won't mind." Now, as it happened. there was a fence separating the front and back yard. Since it was in the country, the pigs were allowed in the back yard. Right here is where the pig comes in-the gate happened to be open. The ground was wet and Linda slipped when she tried to reach over the top of the barrel. She caught at the barrel to keep from falling. and dropped the cup, A big old pig rushed up and grabbed it. HOI1. he shan't have my cup." cried Linda when she saw him swallow it. "I won't let him have my cupf' And she jumped on the pig and knocked him over. The other girls, aroused to action by Linda's tears also began to pound the pig. They were so angry that they pounded him until he coughed up the cup. But. alas! the handle was gone. And so, that is why the real live pig be- came a China pig. He had the cup handle inside of him. Sxce Z.S'1.07" The shades of night were falling fast As a little boy his teacher sassed. A crash, a yell, and then a sound I The little boy was upside down. Excelsior! His brow was sad. his eye beneath Flashed like that of Mr. Spieth. And like the old school bell that rung The accents of that screaming tongue. Excelsior ! In his happy home he thought of the light Of their house-hold fires gleaming warm and bright, And now he wished that he was there Instead of across the old school chair. Excelsior ! "Try not to passlu the teacher said A'Dark looms this paddle 0'er your head Now don't you sass me my young man Or o'er this chair youill go again!" Excelsior l -Edith McCollum '27. 1926----1 --- 47 Exca12'bur9 Young Thougfztx What is meant by our elders when they say, "Ah for the days that used to be I" In philosophizing I would know That with ourselves our sorrows grow. That the small Shoulders bear small weight XVith the same pain that large does great, And that my trials up-to-date Have grown no heavier. Is it that they have lost sight Of gloomy days of other years And only see the leaden skies Of the present, with its tears? Or do they feel that all the world Has no interest in the man? If 'tis so, then what of him, Does he give it all he can? The child is loving, therefore, loved, Men have hearts grown big with them. Give them full into the world,- They will come back full again! But with all its sighs and tears This world remains a lovely place. No man tries to lose his health But prays for long life, by God's grace. Then why should we graduating youths Sigh for our childhood days again? 'Tis not the child that turns the world But the full-developed man. XVe're free to think, we're free to act, If we conform with the world's ideals, So letls square our shoulders, dry our tears, And long no more for our childhood years. Let us take our place with a step thats firm, Demand our brithright-manhood's cheer, Thus with love and smiles will make this world The better for our being here. -Mary Kathryn Glass. 48 1 926 , l - 4- libuf Q33 I I I --1-1926 , 6 A i . . . Excalibu y President, ,,,,,,,,. Vice-President ,,,,,, Secretary , , 7 ,,, . Treasurer , ,,7,,, Class Colors r ,,,, ViolaAinsworth Eldora Bartow D'Nelda Baxter Nlargaret Berry Evelyn Black Mary Ellen Bonnewitz Marguerite Bower Bowena Bower Lucy Brandon Dorthy Corathers Gladys Corathers Lois Counsellor Evaleen Courtney Helen Cromwell Miriam Cully Louise Dorman Eloise Duckwall Mary Early Esther English Margaret Evans Esther Fugate Pauline Hileman Ruth Hoaglin Fern Ireland Freeda Ieweal Georgia Johnson Virginia Keller Edna Kennedy Clara King Miriam Kline Isabel Lane Ardeth Lare Virginia Mallory Beatrice Medaugh Christine Monehan ,Tulia Morgan Doris Pearson Virginia Pennell Esther Phillipy Elizabeth Priddy Shphomwore Class Ruth Raymond Hesper Roberts Beatrice Roop Marcile Spayd Loraine Stetler Echo Stewart Margaret Stickney Elva Taylor Naomi Thatcher Margaret Wallace Alta Wllitaker' Mary Williams Clara Winhover Helen Wise Elenora Wo0da1'd Neva Alspaugh Helen Buck Edna Holbrook Mary Kohn Virginia Stahl Mary Wallace Lois Rupright Gaylord Alspach Robert Arrnentrout john Bowden Edgar Busch Dale Coulter Lester Donahue Leslie Donart Austin Edwards Vllayne Eikenbary Paul Fiegert Doyt Fleming Lorwen Freyermuth Dale Gradner Elmer Garver Russel Glass Paul Goodwin Garold Gribler Clarence Hertel Clfyicerr .,,,,Austin Edwards ,,,,,,Esther Fugate ,,,,,,,,,Ralph Snyder Virginia Mallory aM,,t,,t,,,Blue and Gold Clifford Hipsley Carl Jackson David A. Alones David G. Jones Iohn,Klein Rudolph Lee Ralph Lehman George McCollum Cary McCoy Paul Marvin Dale Mathews Raymond Mohler Harold Prudenk james Robinson Joe Roggenkemper Robert Schultz Floyd Schwiekle Arthur Shingledecker Ralph Snyder Doyl Stemen VVilliam Thomas Perry Uncapher Sherman VVallace Paul Wise Norman VVorthington Gerald Wyandt Ted Clifton Trevlyn Dickinson Robert Gant Paul Hawkins Godfrey Hertle Paul Miller Louis Moore Robert Murphy Henry Roggenkemper Richard Siders George Treffenger Norman Van Vorrhis Carl Wright Harold Wyandt 152265 50 51 Excalibur- - - A' - -- ' - Sophomore Class Pfistory The class of 1928 made its entrance into high school at the usual time but not in the usual way. We were an exceptional, a very exceptional class so we thought. This group of one hundred and twenty-eight students tumbled into high school with a great amount of pep and enthusiasm expecting to accomplish fine things in our high school career. In our Freshmen year we began our class organization by electing the following officers: President, VVayne Eikenbaryg vice-president, Austin Edwardsg secretary, Virginia Mallory, treasurer, Mary Early. After our class forgot the verdure of its personnel, school life was full of interest for us. We played a large part in the high school activities, such as athletics, chapel programs, and parties. VVe were very proud of our members on the Honor Roll. When we began our second year of high school life, how much bigger we felt as Sophomores, although as a matter of fact We were smaller in number. Our Hrst class meeting was held for the purpose of electing officers. The results were as follows: President, Austin Edwards, vice-president, Esther Fugateg secretary, Ralph Snyder: treasurer, Virginia Mallory. Our first party this year was the Freshmen reception which we all enjoyed. I think we all remember the party that was held at the close of the exciting contest in which the people wearing the green pins were the winners and that the refreshments consisted of hot chocolate and animal crackers. Another important event was the junior and Sophomore party. The gym was decorated in purple, blue, and gold. The evening was spent in contests and dancing. Three members of our class, namely, Isabel Lane, Ralph Snyder, and Wayne Eikenbary. took part in the high school play, "Am I Intruding ?" Many Sophomore girls took pa1't in the operetta, "The Feast of the Red Corn." The following: Mary Ellen Bonnewitz, Julia Roberts, Austin Edwards, Robert Murphy. Raymond VVilkin- son, Paul Goodman, and David Jones received letters for their prowess along athletic lines. Although neither our boys' or girls' team won the inter-class championship, both teams put up a good fight. The honor roll members of the Sophomore class are: Viola Ainsworth, Elizabeth Priddy, Virginia Pennell, Esther Phillipy, Miriam Kline, Isabel Lane, Mary Early, and Ralph Snyder. Our high school life is now half over and it has been a great success. We are looking forward with great anticipation to our junior year and the many good things which it holds for us, -Mary Early 'Z8. 1926 52 - - - - - - Excalibu Ma ry if 'Uz'ct01'y Every year the girls of our school held a swimming meet with Randolph and Cal- vert, the two schools across the lake. For the last two years the girls from Calvert hall had taken the cup home, but this year we were determined to win, because it was the last year for so many of us, But in spite of our determination things did look a little doubtful. It was iust one week until the meet and there was nobody to compete in the diving contest, which was the main feature of the whole meet. No wonder we were dis- heartened. Mary Fairfax was by far the best diver in the school but she was firm in her refusal to enter. The year before while attending summer camp she had an experience which left her with a great fear of the water. One night While she was riding in a launch a storm arose and the boat was shattered against a huge rock. Although all of the occupants were able to swim one girl lost her life and the others were scarcely able to reach the shore. After that Mary would not go near the water if she could possibly avoid it. Some of the girls called her a coward but we knew she did her best to overcome her fear. She was our class president and had always been extremely popular but now the girls began to look to Laura Edmonds as their leader. Of course we stood by her and tried to help her in every way possible but she grew grim and silent in spite of our efforts. The day passed swiftly, the team had been chosen and was practicing every day either down at the lake or in the pool. We always went down to watch them in the afternoon but we could never persuade Mary to go with us. ' On the day before the meet while we were down at the lake she decided to go for a walk in the woods. She walked along with her head bent and her shoulders drooping, for she knew what the girls were saying and it was very hard for ber to bear it. The beauty of the day passed unnoticed and when she had walked far into the woods when her attention was suddenly arrested by a bird trying to teach the little ones to fly. There were three on the ground but one was still in the nest. It stood on the edge of the nest and fluttered its tiny wings but it was afraid to fly. Finally seeing the rest on the ground it suddenly flew down from the nest, striking the ground rather heavily. After its first fiight it hopped and dew about chirping happily. Mary had watched the whole performance intently from behind a protecting bush. "It trusted," she murmured, "Why can't I do that ?" Then in sudden determination she turned about and hurried back to school. Never had the birds sung so gayly, the leaves looked so green, nor the flowers so beautiful. She threw back her head and inhaled a great breath of the warm, spring air. When she got back to school she slipped into a bathing suit and ran down to the lake. Miss Burns, our coach, greeted her delightedly and the girls cheered madly. We almost held our breaths when she dived for the first time but she had never dived more gracefully and calmly. Of course we won the meet. How could we lose with Mary on the team? Many of the girls wonder why she takes such an interest in preservation of our wild birds, but I think I know. -Virginia Mallory '28, 1926- - - - - 53 Excalibu Those Teachem I think I'll try to tell you All of the why's and how Those teachers are the funniest things That ever I did see. There's one that frightens me to death Each time he looks at me. But then, I like him just the same- He's very nice and kind, He is the best teacher I have, The best one you could find. There's one that nods his head for yes. And shakes his finger no. He is as funny as can be- At least l think him so. They say all men are made equal, llut I don't think it's true. Just look at Mr. Crosby by The side of Gallapoo ' There's one that's big and tall and fat He reigns on the upper hall, IIe always says, "You have three weeks," Or else, "Five nights," that's all. Then there's a teacher, tall and slim, VVho's in the Study Hall. Each clay the seventh period, He's comic-not at all! Those are most of the comic ones That are in the High School now. -Ardith Lare '28, 54 1 926 Excalibu sas? l l , I --I--1 9.26- Excalibur President ..,,...,,...,,,, Vice-President ... , Secretary 7.....,.,. Treasurer ..r.,. -. Class Colors .,r.. Mildred Bell Edith Boham Alice Rose Buob Mabel Cordier Mary E. Coverstone Beulah Dias Wilma Dilts Mildred Dimke Ruth Emrick Helen Fell Marian Fowler Ruth Fugate Gertrude Gamble Mildred Geckler Margaret Greilach Miriam Hartman Lucile Herring Marjorie Hurst Mildred jackson Dorothy jones Marie Jones Pauline ,Tones Elizabeth Kiger Adaline Kirchner Naomi Kouts Edna Leiter Vera Marbaugh Geneva Miller Margaret Miller Ruth Miller Margaret Mohler Lella Rose Mortimer Cleyla Meters Modena Neiford Vernal Norris Marguerite Oechsle Marjorie Palmer Crystal Parker Florence Parks Mary Potts Mildred Ralston Edith Roop Henrietta Scharff Mildred Schuster Ester Shaffner Freshman Officers Freshman Iarvelyn Sherrick Irene Sidle Margaret Siegel Harriet Sinn Dorothy Smith Ruth Smith Nellie Terry Marguerite Thurman June Truax Dorothea Uncapher Pauline Walter Pauline Weisman Isabel VVells Norma VVise Evelyn Arnold Geneviena Bell Norma Kreider Marian Miller Louise Moore Alma Hawkins LaDoyt Bell Maurice Bernard Eugene Black Kenneth Comer Tennyson Corathers Hubert DeMoss Norton Fox Richard Gauvey Jerrold Gecowets Ulysses Glass Richard Good Herman Grill Robert Harden Norville Hawk Donald Hipsley Floyd Hoy Edgar Hufiine Paul Ingledue Robert Jerome Frank jones Virgil Kouts Edward Linsor Luther McCoy Robert McGinnis Delos Mathews 56 Class Richard Good Richard Longwell Mildred Bell ,,c..,Richard Rucklos ,,,cBlue and Silver Elmer Miller John Morton Rex Nichols VVillard Nussbaum Paul Pierce Charles Richey Doyt Roberts Carter Robertson Harry Rucklos Morris Soam Donald Sells Junior Shimp Carl Showalter Harold Smitley Bernhart Stetler Lloyd Thomas Charles Uncapher Cyril Varnfleld Harry Waldron Robert Whitney Raymond Wilkinson Foster Wiseman Carey VVitherow Lowell Young Thomas Alban Ralph Anderson Glenn Bates Donald Geisman Earl Good Floyd Hartzog Byron Hayes Albert Keiper Eugene Kiggins Russel Lamb Richard Longwell Harold Murphy Doyt Putman Myron Putman Clarence Resor Harold Roesner Robert Roggenkernper Vaughn Starkey Kenneth Wabel Eugene Wise VVilliam Raymond 1 926 57 Excczfibu rw "' Hz'sf0ry of Freshman Class Three hundred and five years after the Pilgrim Fathers landed on Plymouth Rock and sixty years after the surrender of Lee ati Appomatox, C. H., four hundred and thirty-three years after Columbus discovered America, on September 14, 1925, there entered this high school a rising sun in the form of the class of ,29. Like all modest explorers we entered, trembling, imbibed with the ideas that the faculty and upper classmen were ferocious monsters awaiting .a chance to catch us unawares. At the close of our first eventful day the sky did not look so black, but had faded to somber grey, white, 'ere the first five days had passed iieecy white clouds appeared and We felt a great deal better. After a few weeks we realized that our path across the sky must be guided, lest our celestial brightness be hidden behind a cloud there to remain in obscurity, hence we held our Iirst important class meeting and elected Richard Good, former editor of the "Second Ward journal," presidentg Richard Longwell who, like President Cool- idge, had never been before the public eye, vice-president, Mildred Bell, secretary, and Harry Rucklos keeper of the fat purse. The latter office has proved not to be so burdensome. Under the splendid leadership of our officers we have shown the high school and faculty that though we may be Hgreenf' welre indeed growing. VVe were soon given a reception by the other classes, they, even that early in the year could see our sterling qualities and felt forced to acknowledge them. This has proved to be the only social function in which our class has participated, due to the influence of Mr. Rucklos, our chancellor of the exchecquer, who wisely thought our vast sums should be given to charity. Our solar system is composed of many stars, basketball, literary, wise and other- wise.None of our "Sunrays'l made the basketball varsity team, but three of our "Sunbeams,'y were more fortunate. In the inter-class games our girls were declared the champions of high school, and our boys got off with a running start, but due to the ponderous stature of the upper classmen, like true soldiers, died fighting bravely. Our honor roll students are many, winning this distinction through coming late and leaving early. They were Elizabeth Kiger and Evelyn Arnold. Even in one year we have shown our timber to all. Mr. Menschel could not perform his duties without the aid of Willard Nussbaum and Eugene Kiggens, who collected attendance sheets. Willard and Charles Richey are also indespensable to the high school orchestra, being the greatest musicians in that organization. p We are always represented in Room 20, and solemnly take our dutiful places there, thus gladdening the hearts of our instructors. -Bill Kiger '29. LJ Z' - -' 1 926 58 - - -1---Excalibur "eff f1!z'1zf1'0 Legefm'--fIcc0rflz'hg to 12 Hz'nd0'7 Legend, the creator of human life, after completing man, found that his materials were exhausted and no solid elements left, after profound meditation he took the protundity of the moong the curves of the Creepers, the clinging of the tendrilsg the trembling of the grassg the slenderness of the reedg the bloom of the flowers, the lightness of the leaves: the glances of the deerg the gayety of the sunbeamsg the weeping of the clouds, the lickleness of the windg the timidity of the hare, the vanity of the peacock: the softness of a parrot's breast: the hardness of the adamentg the sweet- ness of honey, the cruelty of the tiger, the warm glow of the sireng the coldness of snow: the chattering of the jaysg the cooing of the cuckoo, the hypocrisy of the crane: the fidelity of the drake. and compounding all these together he made woman and gave her to man. But after a week, man came to Legend and said, "Lord, this creature, that you gave nie, makes my life miserable. She chatters incessantly and teases me beyond endurance. She requires incessant attention and takes all my timeg she cries about nothing, so I came to give her back. I cannot live with her. But after a week man came to the god again and said, "Lord, I rind that my life is very lonely since I gave back that creature to you. She was beautiful to look upon, she used to play with me and cling to me. Her laughter was music. So the creator returned woman to man, and for a third time man returned saying that after all she was more bother and trouble than pleasure. But this time the creator refused to take her back, and man said, "What am I to do, for I cannot live either with her or without her? -Marion Fowler '29. ESD , Class Dreams On Monday morn I go to class With lessons unprepared, I sit among the sleepy mass just holding down my chair. I sit and stare, and stare and sit, Quite undisturbed it seems, By a professor who says, "Please answer this." Alas! I'm dreaming dreams. Hark! VVhat is that which now I hear? Ah! I have it now. A bell ringing loud and near, Hurrah! Another hour! I leave the class now wide awake With visions cut in twain, Another class I enter late And fall asleep again! -Kate Gleason, Senior '26. 1 926 -- 59 Excalzfaur SQ? 17 H3-xi EPM-xg e e'W73g7q ,, wma fu ,V EITFSFUHS B . iff, ' .. -... . , . , , . ' 5, :g E5:51-f7' H f--', - "' ' '-. 3' '- ,v b cwef i W k,a ui- , I K i .ii :-- 1 2 2515 5 Mum" ,kNkVW?i.Lei!'k,mke Rfji Of The h eecHe" 60 C96 6 MQ 151 ff ww Q -X Fffriiii R1 1 jFF'fF-Vial Fl ' T- N W3 gn" 5 '- , 4 fiffff m -LPrNs1 1 Q rl" '1 Q I QQ , v Qwtihiiivs - ' - - ' Excalibure--l uifmzmzl gxhifyizf of Howie Ecofzomics cmd flfooff- lV07'dZ.7Zg 'Departments During previous years the Home Economics and Wood-W'orking departments have held exhibits in the gym. The aim of the exhibition was to display at least one thing made by every member of each department. In the Home Economics exhibition there were two hundred, and twenty-live garments shown, including under-garments made by the eighth grade girls, and dresses made and worn by the high school girls. Plates of costumes designed by the girls, along with basks illustrating work of house planning, were displayed. The cooking department was represented by cakes and pies, and also by a table set properly for a breakfast. There were one hundred and sixty-four problems shown in the wood-working de- partment, in which number were sixty different kinds. A completely furnished ofiice and completely furnished living-room were displayed. The problems included four floor lamps, nine table lamps, four cushioned rockers, three cedar chests, four different style hall trees. two hanging baskets. five library tables, work bench, taborets, jardiniere stands. bird cage holders, tool chests. auto Creepers, and foot stools. This exhibition gave parents and other people interested in school work an idea of the excellent work being done in the two departments. 1926 ----- 61 Excczlzfnne - - - - - The Lyceum owne The High School Lyceum Course of the year of 1925-1926 proved to be the best and most successful course ever brought to Van XVert. The Auditorium was full to the last seat at each performance, showing how greatly the people of Van Wert appreciated Mr. Bowland's efforts to bring high class performances to Van Wert. Among the numbers this year were presented '4The Elixir of Love," a delightful and most entertaining light opera by Danizettig Lowell Patton and his famous company who gave a most charming evening entertainment in songs carried out in quaint and charming costnmesg a lecture by the famous Tom Skeyhill on his personal observations and experiences in Soviet Russiag a north woods play called "The Storm," produced by the Carlyle Playersg the john Ross Reed Company consisting of four artists who gave us an exceedingly cnoyable enter- tainment with readings, musical numbers and folk songs, and also a group of colored artists, 'l'he Smiley Brothers Jubilee Quintet, singing for us negro spiritual songsg plantation melodies and that sort of songs. The course was enjoyed to a great extent by the pupils and the residents of Van Wert. Wie sincerely hope that in the years to come, Van VVert High School will have. the privilege of having as good Lyceum course as the class of '26 has had, and we feel sure that they will have, if it continues to be under the direction and manage- ment of Mr. Bowland. "THE STORM" The first number of our Lyceum Course this year was a play called "The Storm," produced by the Carlyle Players. The story goes: David Stewart, a city chap, comes to live with Burr Vtfinton, a north woods man. They come in contact with jacques Fachard, a smuggler of whiskey. Fachard dies at tho cabin of Winton and his only daughteri Manette, is left to the care of WVinton and Stewart. They both fall in love with het' and finally through the aid of Manieekwa, an Indian guide, Manette finds her true love is with Burr IVinton. TOM SKEYHILL It was with enthusiasm that the Van VVert High School was again able to secure Mr. Skeyhill on the Lyceum Course. Mr. Skeyhill is known all over the world as a student of world affairs and a 'tFact Hunter" for his audiences. He is a native of Australia, lost his eyesight in the llardanelles campaign, but regained it in 19185 he attended the Peace Conferenceg stayed in Soviet Russia as one of its uninvited guests, and has traveled a quarter of a million miles in the last ten years. He spoke to us on Soviet Russia, giving us first hand information and making the whole affair very real by his colorful and interesting illustrations. THE SMILEY BROTHERS IUBILEE Ql,'INTE'l' The Smiley Brothers Jubilee Quintet was composed of Adam Smiley, McElroy Smiley, Claude Smiley, Albert Day, and Sylvester Jones. The quintet gave a very pleasing program of songs of Dixie, songs of the cotton field and the levee, delightful plantation songs and spirituelles. They also gave semi-classical and popular songs and several comic numbers. Mr. Jones accompanied the singers on the piano and banjo. LOVVELL PATTON AND HIS ARTISTS The Lowell Patton Company produced one of the most entertaining numbers that our high school course has ever offered. This company presented costumed character studies in music, and gave a program that was new, original and artistic from every standpoint. It is under the direction of Lowell Patton, composer and pianist. His assisting- artists are Gauld Pattong his brother, baritone, and Ludovic Huot, tenor. They gave impressions of "Old Londonf' the Orient, the Sea, Sunny Spain, popular and patriotic impressions and a most impressive impression of the life of Christ. Rich costume and stage settings added to the unique program. UELIXIR OF LOVE" Among the numbers of the course was the delightful light opera, "The Elixir of Love," by Danizetti. The "Elixir," was, of course, a love tonic taken by Nemorino, a peasant, who was in love with Adnea, a rich young lass. Nemorino was notable to gain her attention so as a'last resort and on the eve that his love was to be married to a dashing young sergeant, Belcare, he purchased and took this Elixir which proved to be nothing but intoxicating liquor. After several doses it took effect and he became the laughing stock of the town. Through pity for him Adnea found that she really loved Nemorino and married him. Gianettz, companion to Adnea, and Doctor Dulcamara, a quack doctor, played important parts in the opera too. THE JOHN ROSS REED COMPANY It was our privilege to have the Reed Company as one number of our course. It was composed of Mr. Reed, a baritone of wide experience in the art of singingg Miss Pauline Moore Reed, sister of Mr. Reed and a contraltog Miss Dagny Jensen, well known Danish soprano and pianist and a splendid readerg and Mr. Thomas Bos, presenter, a native of Hollan Among the interesting features of the evening were "The Pagoda of Iflplgvers,-U the presentation of a Beet ven scene, Italian street scene in costume, and Danish and Scandinavian o songs. MR. BOWLAND The class of '26 wishes to thank Mr. Bowland for his efforts and success in bringing to Van Wert, Lyceum Courses that tend to raise the standard of entertainments afforded to the high school students. Much praise goes to Mr. Howland and we hope that the high school will be able to keep him for a long time. -Rachel Young '26. 1 926 I 62 - Excalilnwo The A' ufzior Tram The class of '26 held their glunior Prom on May 28th in the High School Gymnasium in the form of a dance. In a gymnasium? No! lt was held in a ICDY on an Arabian Oasis. On all sides of this mammoth tent were great wheels of red, black and orange which were striking contrasts to the solid red of the overshadowing tent. At friendly intervals about the sides of the tent, Oriental divans were placed to lure the dancers to rest. A debonair little Arabian sheik and a demure little veiled maiden of the Orient provided very guest with a fascinating rose and silver program. The program was as follows: The junior Welcolne..,,, The Senior Response ,,,,, Violin Solo ,,,.,,,,,..,,,,, . Piano Solo ,,,,,,,,i,,,,,,,,,, The Senior Prophecy ,,.,. Vocal Trio ,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,, Vocal Solo ,,,, ,W ,mn ..Leland Agler ,Harold llester Ingledue W, Mary Kathryn Glass ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Harriett Gleason Margaret Ann livans. Julia Poe. Mary A, Prichard Priddy This program was followed by one of Booth Tarkington's sparkling one act comedies en- titled. "The Trysting Place." Throughout the dancing which followed. the yellow Oriental moon shone up from below the orchestra pit, surrounding the tent with an air of mystery and loveliness-enever to be forgotten by any one present. NIARGARM' ANN EvANs, '26. 1926 - 63 ' I L-Excafz'bzzrN - - Z. fi A ,f J-LW XKL f Ng . kyiaf- C K ' I N ? X X g t L H . Q, N l M- N fixlg lg WNQQ M l SM X K 5 " 4 W I ' Jgfi ... Q, E, +1 I - --B I 64 ' maj- i l -l- - - --Exca1z'burv--I--- f 5' ' X Il' I 'Huis' I i 7-'ir-1926 - I 5 Excafzfnure - - - -5- - The Feast of The Ref! C0772 The operetta. A'The Feast of the Red Corn." was put on by the girls of the high school chorus. It was a delightful Indian operetta in elaborate Indian settings. The whole chorus was in costume, making the whole affair very colorful and attractive. There were twenty principal characters with a supporting chorus of seventylfivegirls. The story opens where all the Indian maidens have gathered together to hold their annual feast and to see who will iind the "Red Ear." This year the queen joins the maidens in hope -that she 'will gain the red ear and hear from her king who has gone to war. Impee Light, the queen's little sister, is there and as her name suggests she is always into mischief and teasing the queens children. Fudgee, Pudgee and 'Wudgee The old Sorceress, of the tribe is called upon to help them in gaining signs from the Four VVinds, Finally after four winds do-reply with their signs, the maidens hold their feast and each draws an ear of corn. The queen draws the red ear. She then be- holds a vision of her king and knows that he is safe and will return soon. The operetta was put on under the direction of Mr. james jones, the instructor of music and Miss Hazel Gleason, who directed the pantomiming. A V CA ST Queen VS eeda NX anta. ,,.,.,,,,.., ,,,,, ..,,.. ,,,,..,, ..,,.... Y,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,, B I a r g aret Ann Evans Impee Light ,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,..,.,,.,.,,,,,,,,.,,,,..,,..,,,.,.,,....,,.,Y,,.,,,,,.,,,,,,..,.,,....,,....,,,,..,,,,,,,,,, . ,....,, ,lane Edwards Queen's Daughters ,,,,,,,. Fudgee, IIarriet Qleasong Pudgee. Mary Earlyg VVudgee, Dorothy Gant Old Squaw .f,YYYff,Y,V7.77..77,7,,,, . ,....,t,,,t.,,.,.,, ..,.,,,,tt,,.e,e..,,e,,,,,,,,,e,e,,.,, ,,,,....e,....,,,,,,,,...,.e,,..,e,.,,,t,,,e J u lia Poe Tomahawk Girls--VVanda Moore. Fvaleen Courtney, Ruth Rison, Ellen Gowans, Elizabeth Kiger. Mary K. Glass, Mary A. Gaddis, Helen Miller. Scarf Dancers-Karola VVertz, Ornah Barnes, Mildred Bell, Evalyn Arnold, Esther Fugate, Rachel Young, Ibeal Painter, Edith McCollum. -Rachel Young, '26. w w - 1 926 , 66 - - Excalzburr 4 . HAM I INTRUDING ?H V H On December 14, 1925, members of the Yan VVert igh School. under the direction of Miss Cleora Fancher, presented this, our classes. first high school play. which included members from all THE CAST I Mrs. Hastings. the housekeeper ..,Y ,,,,,.,,,,,.,,,,,,l... ,,,,,, , Helen Tosgey Blair Hooveri the advertiser ,,YY,,...., ,,,,,,, N grbgrt Miller Earnest Rathburn, j'ane's secretary, ...Ralph Snyder Marjory Vare, the elder daughter ,,,,, Miriam Helman Dickie VValdron, a romanticist ,,,.,,, ,WVYVY J an-,es Rumblg Mona, the maid ------------- ------f--A,----- fVY.f, I a net Stenimetz Horace Vare, the father .,,,,,,.,i,,....,, YY,,A, E dwg-fd jones Violet Vare, the younger daughter ,,,,, YY,Y,v M 31-gay-ef Blake Peter, devoted to Vi ,...,,..i.,,....,,...,,,. W ,,Yw, Vvayne Eikenba,-y Dora, a friend of Vi's ,.,,,,..,,,, ....,,,,,,....,,.. ,...,,,,,,,., I s abel Lane Gerald Nlays, jerry. from Sage Creek ,,,,,., ,, ,,,,,,., James Harris Jane, Vare's niece, ,,,,,,,,,,,i,,,Y,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,YY,,,,M,YY,,,,YYAM,,V,AYVLYY,-,,YYY,,,YYYY,Y ,,,,., I udith StrOtl1S1' REVIEVV OF THE PLAY Horace Vare, a wealthy business man is attempting to keep from being frozen out of the Blue Bird Motors Corporations, in which he is a heavy stockholder, Blair Hoover acquires some notes of Vare's and threatens to ruin him unless he sells his Blue Bird stock at a low figure. I Jerry. eccentric son of an old comrade of Vare appears on the scene. lle is a regular rustic tornado and sets out to save Yare's stock and also to-win for himself Vare's daughter. Besides his whirlwind courtship' of Marjory. Jerry, with his "By Heck" furnishes much amusement for Margie's slangy young sister Vi, and the latter's bosom friend, Dora, who is "tho dithcouraged over her love affairthsf' and he upsets the stately demeanor of Vare's studious niece, Jane, and her serious minded secretary, Earnest. Meanwhile he wins the admiration of W Dickie Waldron, who is busy raising a mustache. and of Peter, Vi's schoolboy sweetheart. lle l flees from the winning wiles of Mona, the pert little French maid. and keeps his eagle eye on Mrs. Hastings, the mysterious lady in black and as a reward, he does save Vare's stock and does win Vare's daughter. This play was interesting, well presented, as well as carefully coached, and we feel proud ' l to have our high school represented by such fine work in dramatics. 1926 - i- - - 67 Excafibu -- - ' , 7 AIX. A v -Q "AND HOME CAME TEDU The junior class of the Van Wert high school, presented at the Strand theater. March 1 and 2. 1926. a comedy in three acts entitled t'And Home Came Ted." THE CAST Skeet Kelley. the clerk ,,,,..A.f, fffffV.-f.....V-.,,,,, ,,,,,f L u ther Gunsett Diana Garwood, the heiress ,.... ,,,,,,,,,,, F aenella F511 Miss Loganberry, the spinster ,,,,,, ,,,,, 3 Iargaret Weidner Ira Stone. the villian, ,,,.,,,...,. ,,,,,,, R obert Stickney Aunt jubilee, the cook ...... ...... M argaret Marsh Mr. Man, the mystery ....... ,.,,,,, R ichard Jerome Jim Ryker, the lawyer ....,,....,, ,,,,.,,, I ohn English Henrietta Darby, his widow ,,,,,, ...... V irginia Marker Ted, the groom ,,,,..,, ,,..,,,.,,.,,., ,,.,,,, , F orest Drake Elsie, the bride ..i,,,, ,,,, , ,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,.,....,,,,.,,. ..,,,., J a ne Edwards Senator M'Corkle ,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,v,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,, I a mes Harris Director-Miss Cleora Fancher REVIEW OF THE PLAY The plot has to do with the struggle for supremacy in a furniture factory between Ted. the rightful heir. and one Ira Stone. an unscrupulous adventurer, who is trying to gain control of the business. Ted is assisted by Mollie Macklin. the plucky little housekeeper of the Rip Van VVinkle Inn, and Skeet Kelly, the hotel clerk. Thre is a clause in the by-laws of the company stating that every stockholder in the factory must register with the attorney by midnight preceding the meeting. Because Ted has failed to arrive home. Mollie and Skeet persuade a young civil engineer to impersonate the missing Ted. The plan works well until Ted and his bride come. but to the joy of Diana, jim Ryker. Mollie and Skeet. the mysterious Civil engineer turns out not only to be the road boss who saved' Skeet's life, but the real Ted, and the bride and groom are just Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Carpenter. trying to avoid meeting the hride's father, Senator hIcCorkle. Aunt Jubilee. the cook. and Miss Logan- berryfthe spinster, who has waited for Ted for seven years. and Henrietta Darby, 'lini Ryker's Honolulu widow. are Splendid funmakers of the plot. The well selected characters. the excellent coaching by Bliss Fanchor. and the clever presenta- tion of the play. made "And Home Came Ted" one of the bestl Junior plays ever staged by Van 'Wert high school. -- ' - 1926 68 I l f ' , .L :pe -' ,xcalzbu - 2 lij i H' " l Y s U S 6371 Z.07' Cfrm Tilly The annual Senior class play was presented at the Strand April 19-20, 19.26. I Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Nlr. Mr. llr. llon. l he play. a comedy in three acts. was entitled t'Tllli IL'RY OF OUR l'l'1liRS" Cast of Characters Rodman Renolds. a novelists, ,hilmore Mapes-Stetfins, a banker, Samuel Plunkett. a stock broker . Lucius llopford. an architect . . Thomas Ilashley. a clubman , . Robert Colt, a consulting engineern Billy Keets, the defendant ,,,,, Robert Seers, the judge ,,,,,,,, Mr. liugene VVicks. a stenographern , Mr. Mike O'llagan. clerk of the court Mr. Mr Mr Mrs. Mr Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. hlrs. Chris Miss Miss Miss Miss Miss Mrs. Mrs. S. Mrs. Mrs. Miss Spect WYilliam Green. a court officer ,,,,, . jimmy Mcliane, a court officer , . Oscar VVork. a court stenographer ,,,, Rodman Reynolds . ,.,,,,,,,,,,,,, . Philmore Mapes-Stefiins i,,, . Samuel Plunkett ,,,, . ,,,,,,,, Lucius llopford ., . Thomas Dashley ,,,, Robert Colt ,,,,,.... ,.,Y, ,,,,,,,,, . tine. a, maid .,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,v,,, , Catherine Carroll. the plaintiff Mary Addams Brothers. counsel for the plaintiff ,, Marian Marshall. counsel for the defense .....Y,,... . Sally Lane. a legal assistant . ....... .. ...... W . Hannah Megan. a cook. by virtue of necessity ,,,. Violetta Uaccigallupi. a dealer in vegetables August Kaufmann. a butcher's wife , .. Rosa Lichtenstein. a dealer in clothing . Harriet Smith. a scrubwoman ,,,.......,,,. ..e. . W . W .. Debora Macphale. a hairdresser . .. . . H ators-Mildred Dibert. Mabel Martin. Naomi Roberts. Mary Elizabeth Bates. James Lowry. Asa llrishey. Chester Greenwald. Property Mana A bogus breach of promise suit is contrived by six men--to before a jury of twelve women-on the supposition that no twelve llut t he women turn the tables and are triumphant. 1 926' - QC . ,,,,,, Donald Atha Chester Greenwald .,.,.,...Lorenzo Baker ...mliernard Smith ,.,...Norbei't Miller M...-Xlbert Hoghe ,,.....lanies Rumble Merwyn Grill . ..... Kenneth Edwards ,,,,,....,.Byron Leaser Carey Jones Robert Fawcett Josef Priddy ,,,...Margaret Ann Evans Judith Strother ,,,,,..Louise Bonnevvitz ,.,,.Margaret Sidle ....,..Letha Cleland .,,,,Bonita Moore ,,,,,,,.Etliel Ernie ,,,,. Lenore Hoeken Harriet Gleason Mercedes johnson ,, Mary Alice Gaddis ,,., .,.,, .,,..., Julia Poe .,,,.,....Jessie Bowden Rachel Young Freeda Beeler W Mary Gribler Elizabeth Raymond Katherine Glass. Opal Shively. I. be tried by two women lawyers women could agree on anything. 69 Excczlib u P "JD Oc' K R .' X 1-R 1 1 1 926 .-L I r - - -- ---ExcczIz'bLnN-------' 7 ,- A 7 A Y Y - 40 X0 NS gig" MF X Q T W A 'aiviwf 1 926 71 I- Excel lib u P- liditor-in-Chief-Margaret Sidle Business Managerkhlohn Miller 'l'reasurer--I.oren Cleland Assistant Business Manager-Leland Agler joke Editor-Louise lionnewitz Assistant ,loke Editor-Bernard Smith Nlusic Hditorsliachel Young .Xrt Editor-Letha Cleland Assistant Art Fditore-janet Steinmetz l'hotographer-james Rumble Snap l'1ditorfHarriet Gleason Literary l'Iditor+Lenore Hoeken Organizations lidltorfRuth Severn 8 ROLL CALL Assistant Organization Ifditor---llavid Cordier Boys' Athletics -Chester flreenewald Girls' Athletics-jane lleach l'ersonals-Franklin lllake. chairman: Dorthy Cant, Dale Akorn Calendar-Norbert Miller, chairman: Faen- ella Fell, joe Osborn Typing Committeeefiwendolyn llavshman. chairman: Opal Ludwig. Elizabeth Raymond. llelen Nunemaker. Thorn Norris lJraniatics--Xlargaret livans czzlifmr Club QC Publishing an Excalibur might well be compared with the construction of a build- ing. Like a building, it must be well planned of good material and built by capable workers if it is to withstand the ravages of time. Like a building it is not all done in a day but must be built patiently piece by piece. It requires the combined efforts of many. The corner-stone of our sky-scraper-this Excalibur-was laid with the formation of the Excalibur club. The members of the club are mostly Seniors, along with a few representatives of the Junior class. These people compose the staff of the Excalibur. The Excalibur club met during the regular time for club sessions on alternate Fridays. Programs were arranged for these meetings, the progress of the work was discussed. and difficulties were talked over. The programs were about subjects which were connected with publishing the annual, such as printing, paper, photography, and electrotyping. Any remaining time was given to practice of parliamentary law. Margaret Sidle, as editor-in-chief, wielded the gavel at the meetings. Loren Cleland, in addition to his duties as treasurer, was appointed the official scribe of the club. Much credit is due to the untiring activity and enthusiasm of Mr. Cotner, who acted as faculty advisor. In the eyes of the public he is responsible for the success or failure of our book, but we of the staff know that he is responsible only for its success-not its failure. That we have not worked in vain is best shown by the result of our work-the Excalibur-which is hopefully submitted to the reader for his judgment. 1 9261 72 Excalibur 1 926 5 I' Excalzfnur rlfusic HE music in the high school is divided into four partsg mixed chorus, Girls' gifs? Glee Club, Boys' Glee Club and the Orchestra. 'Q' The mixed chorus is open to all high school students. In this section the- YVe also take up the study of special operettas and the like. Each year the mixed chorus enters the district Eisteddfod and nearly one-half of the year is spent in extensive study of the selection to be used. There are about one hundred in the chorus. ,Q 9 Dal" "G study of great composers, old and modern, is taken up, their lives and Works. Anal.:-wh . , I . The Girls' Glee Club is composed of about thirty of the girls from the mixed chorus who must pass a certain test. It is divided into three parts: First soprano, second soprano, and alto. Nearly every year the girls put on an operetta. This year it was 'The Feast of the Red Corn." Every year the girls' club enters the Eisteddfod. From this group of girls, the girls who are to take part in the girls' trio, girls' solos and mixed quartet, are chosen. The Boys' Glee Club carries on practically the same kind of a course that the Girls' Glee does. The boys also enter the Eisteddfod and from this group their solo parts are taken. 'The high school orchestra is under the direction of Miss Zipperlin. It has eleven pieces including violins, saxophones, Cornet, banjo, drums and bells, which are played by Miss Zipperlin. It takes up the study of various classical orchestra- tions and also popular orchcstrations. The orchestra plays for assembly programs and for our various class plays and high school plays. -F -- 1926 74 - Excalz'bwN-- Toys glee Club Every year a district Eisteddfod is held which includes VVapakoneta, Lima South, Delphos, Gomer, Bluffton and Van Wert. XVe send a mixed chorus, girls' chorus, boys, chorus, mixed quartet, girls' trio, boys' duet, alto, soprano, tenor and bass soloists, and piano solo. This year our solo parts were taken as follows: Mixed quartet-Margaret Ann Evans, Rachel Young, Norman Van Yorhis, Carey jones. Girls' trio-jane Edwards, Harriet Gleason, Rachel Young. Boys duet-Carey Jones, Norman Yan Yorhis. Alto solo-Eldora 'Bartow Soprano solo-Margaret Ann Evans. 'l'enor solo-Norman Van Vorhis. Bass soloe-Carey jones. Piano solo-Elnora VVoodard. Much praise is due Mr. jones because of his untiring efforts to make Van VVert have a good showing at these Eisteddfods. Mr. Jones is an officer of this organiza- tion and is known everywhere for his ability as a conductor. The class of '26 hopes that Y. XY. H. S. will be able to have Mr. -Iones for a good long time in the future. Under the leadership of Mr. jones, the Yan VVert High School chorus brought home its share of the honors from the Eisteddfod at Wapakcmneta, Ohio, April 23. The adjudicators were Professor A. W. Martin, Director of Music at Miami Univer- sity, and Professor R. M. Tunnicliffe, Director of Music at Bowling Green State Normal College. Yan NVert received the following honors: ' -1926 5 Excalibur Gz'r!'s Glee Club Alto Solm1-Second-lilclora Bartow. Tenor Solo-Second-Norman Van Yoorhis. Boys' lluet-First-Norman Yan Yoorhis, Carey jones. Boys'Glee-Second. Mixed Quartet-First-Margaret Ann Evans, Rachel Young, Norman Yan Voorhis, Carey Jones. Baritone Solo-Second-Carey Jones. Girls' Glee-First. Soprano Solo-First-Margaret Ann Evans. -Rachel Young, l26. -I- - 1 926 l ,, - Excalilnurr N111 B07Z7!1l7Zdb'SCZ.671C'6 lub 'l'hoinas Alban Gene Black Tennyson Corothers Lester Donahue Forrest Drake Doyt Fleming' Forrest Fowler Lee Gilbreath Virgil Harvey Norville Hawk ROLL CALL ll'alter Hoffman Floyd Hoy Frank Jones Raymond King XValter Kohn James Kreishbauni Rudolph Lee Harold Murphy Chester Lytle Rex Nichols Edward Nickey Harold Roesner Junior Shrimp Harold Stewart Perry Uncapher Lowell Young Byron Hayes john Steward jordan NVilson Donald Sells The tirst meeting of this Science Club was held in room 16. with Bliss Tozzer and Mr. liowland presiding as club advisors. The meeting was called to order by Klr. Howland. and immediately following this the election of officers took place. Forrest Fowler was elected president. Forrest Drake vice-president. and Lee Gilbreath secretary. The president then asked the club members their opinions of what should be studied and discussed in the following meetings. It was decided that various topics dealing with science would be studied instead of having just a few particular subjects from which to choose. Some very interesting talks were given by well-known men of the city. One that proved very interesting was given by Dr. Good on the subject. "The X-Ray." All sections of the Science Club met in the Assembly Hall to hear this address. Some very startling comparisons were made as to the size of the atom. the electron, and the molecule. Another instructing as well as interesting talk was given by Mr. Vtilkinson on "History and Principles of Radio." All the programs were very good, and enjoyed by the entire club. The co-operation in all respects is well worth noting. The services given by Kliss Tozzer and Klr. llowland are highly appreciated. ln truth. the success of our club is due in a large part to the enforts of these two. The entire club wishes to thank them for their attention to us throughout the year. -Lee Gilbreath '27, 1926 "' 77 Excczfz'burr- rlfr. Qzzllipoo 3' Science Club ROLL CALL 1 Gaylord Alspach Edgar Huftine Vaughn Starkey Maurice Atchison fflarence Hertcl liernhardt Stetler La Doyt Bell David Jones Richard Siders lVilson Bowers Richard Longwell Harold Smithy Kenneth Comet Raymond Mohler Harry Semer Glenn Finkhouse George McCollum Loyd Thomas Lenard Frusner John David Morton Charles Uncapher Gerald Gecowets lVillard Nussbaum Robert XVhitney Ulysses Glass Luther McCoy Harry YValdron Robert Gant Harold Murphy Paul XVisc 'I Herman Grill John Murphy Raymond Wilkinson Richard Good Doyt Putman This division of the Science Clubs met for organization on October 16, 1925. Oflicers were elected and the coming programs were discussed in proper form. Richard Longwell has acted as our president during the year and Bernhardt Stetler has fulfilled the duties of secretary. The members of the club decided to study all subjcts of science in alphabetical order, instead of specializing on one topic or phase of science. For instance at one meeting those under HA" would be discussed, at the next those under "B," and so on throughout the year. The regular Club meetings occurred on every other Friday morning. They proved to be interesting as well as educational. and all the members of the club feel that the time spent in club meetings has not been used in vain. Mr. Ralph Gallapoo, our faculty adviser, indeed deserves credit for his aid, in- terest, and effort in making the club a success. The club by this means wishes to express its heartiest appreciation and thanks for his services during the year, in both school and club work. The program given in December, 1925: History of Aeronautics-Robert Whitney. World Records of Aeroplanes-VVillard Nussbaum. Colonel Mitchell-Cyril Varnfield. I Commercial Uses of Aeroplanes-Clarence Hertel. Construction of Aeroplanes--Charles Uncapher. History of the Shenandoah-qlohn David Morton. 1 - T - - I - - - I - - 1-Z 78 - - Excafzfnura 'l'he first me are as follows: Nellie Kirkland The 2ZL.S'Z.7l6.Y.S' Club ROLL CALL OF Bl'Sl Helen linrcaw Mildred llihert Roy Dorman Luetta Ifrantom Mary Grihler Ialnes Harris Hazel Jackson Rirhard Jerome Nellie Kirkland NESS CLK B Bonita Moore Gertrude Mason Rosa Mihm Elmer Oechsle Marguerite Runnion Marcella Sims Kathryn Switzer Marvel Sanders l'helma Sanders eting of the Business Club was held in room 25, October 16, 1925, The officers ,......,,,,,,l'reside1it DIQIIICS Harris ,,,, .Y..,,,,, V iCe-PTCSidCHt Blarvel Sanders .,,,, .. ,,.f, N ,,,,,,,,,..,,...,.,,, Secretary Elwood ICA Nmt ,,,,,l,,,, .,,,,,,,,,,, ,,YYY,, , ,.,, fY,.,,,YYYffYY...,.. , .,YffYf....,,,...fff,,,Y,,,..,,.....,.,.,,,,,,, lr ' a culty Supervisor The Business Club was organized for the purpose of giving students of the Commercial De- partment a chancelto study further some of the business methods. Members of the club gave reports on various subjects such as: Advertising, Letter VVriting, Salesmanship. Successful Busi- nessmen, etc. A number of business men gave talks on what they expect of their office help. and the qual- ities of a good stenographer or secretary. Mechanical demonstrations were given on various office machines. Visits were made to some of the offices in town, where club members were shown how to operate the different machines that an up-to-date office is equipped with, the different sys- tems of bookkeeping and tiling, the work of different departments in certain manufacturing concerns. - Luetta Frantoin '26, A MOIDICL PROGRAM Ol" THE BUSINESS CLUB: Making Money by Saving Money for Customers ,.,, ,,,,,,,,.,.,,,,,,,....,,,,,,,,,...,,,,,,,, ,,,,, I i elen Burcavs' Reading ,,,,.,Y,,,,,,,,,,...,,,,,,.,,.,.,, .,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,....,,,,,,.., Some llomely Management Ideas from a Cross-Road Store ,,,., How VVe Know VVhat the Customers VVant ...,,,,,,,,,,,,.. VVhat Six Business Men Found Out About Management ,,,,.. ,,,,,,,, Hazel jackson Gertrude Mason Kathryn Switzer ,,,.,..Marcella Sims 1926 79 - - l r Exca1z'burN- - The Tamar' lub Hubert Dellnss Leslie Donart Floyd Endsley Eugene Kiggins Loyal Locke Paul Marvin ROLL CALL Ol' POSTER CLUB Elmer Miller Reynolcl Nelson Miss Sharkey, Advisor Margaret VS'allace Gerald XVyanclt Harold XVyanclt The Poster Club was organized for the purpose of making posters for the various depart- ' ments and organizations of the High School. Club meetings were held every other Friday I morning between 8 :30 and 9:15 o'clock. Our plans of management were such that there were no programs during the year, the club periods being spent in working upon the posters. I At the first meeting, held early in the school year, steps were taken to elect the necessary officers. They are as follows: Floyd Endsley, president, Loyal Locke, vice-president, Reynold Nelson, secretary and treasurer., For the first several meetings the club was under the I supervision of Miss Hall. Later Miss Sharkey took charge and became the club adviser for the remainder of the year. I In accordance with the purpose of the club a large number of posters were made during the year. Following is a partial list of the many subjects on which posters were made: Lyceum Courseg The Storm, The John Ross Reed Recitalistsg The Operag The Elixir of Love, The I Smiley Brothers, Tom Skeyhill, the Lecturer, The Patton Brothers, Artistsg The High School Play, Am I Intrudingg The operetta, HThe Feast of the Red Corn"g The Junior and Senior Class plays, Glen L. Morris, entertainer, and many others. I The club is composed entirely of those who have artistics ability. The work this year not only furnished pleasure for the members, but provided them with much useful practice as well. I Then, too, it was of great assistance to the school. The Poster Club is a new organization this year, andl with the belief that it has been a suc- I cess we sincerely hope that it will be continued in the following years. I 80 I I - - Excalibur Genevieve Bell Mabel Cordier XVilma Diltz Mildred Dimke Marian Fowler Mariam Hartman Camp Craft Club ROLL CALL Marie Jones Vera Marbauglx Geneva Miller Margaret Mohler Louise Moore Cleyla Myers Edna Leiter Margerite Oechsle Esther Schaffner Joeslyn Sherrick Dorothy Uncapher, The Camp Craft Club m:t under the supervision of Miss Armstrong. The following officers were elected: Mabel Cordier, presidentg Miriam Hartman, vice-presidentg lVilma Diltz, secretaryg Joevelyn Sherrick, treasurer and club critic. At the first meeting' plans for the year's work was formed, a different plan that the girls of the preceding year had enjoyed, was decided on. The tirst series of meetings were held out of doors, studying the birds, flowers, Weds and trees. It was soon clear that nature had provided many secrets that could only be found by close observation. As soon as the weather grew unfavorable for outdoor sessions, meetings were planned and carried out. - Uni- of the programs was as follows: The XVork of Luther Burbank-Mildred Dimke llow Aniinals Protect Their Young-Marian Fowler My Trip to Coluinhusf--Ester Schaiiner How Birds Xests are Made--Miriam Hartman An Animal Story-Genevieve Bell The arts of camping were given attention, great naturalists were studied, and a series of "whys" in reference to animals was brought to light. In joint meeting with the Science Clubs, Mr. lfostnaught gave a talk on K'Nature in General." His talk was very much enjoyed and appreciated. Mr, Nott's Business Club entertained the Camp Craft Club with pictures of some beautiful and instructive scenery of our national parki NVe feel indebted to the Business Club for this, lu the spring of the year when the wild flowers first began to appear the club took a hike west of the city. The day was spent in games and in search of Howers. Supper was eaten around a campfire and the club returned to town in high spirits. Miss Armstrong proved to be a capable and satisfactory sponser. XVe owe much of the club's success to her. The club enjoyed and has been benefited by its work. It is hoped that the Camp Craft Club of following years will be as successful as that of ,26. YMabel Cordier '29. 1 926 l 8 1 Excalibur Olive Akom Viola Ainsworth Elizabeth Bates Irina lieavo Margaret Berry livelyn Black lessie Bowden Marguerite Bower Rowena Bower Lucy liranclon Lois Conn llorothy Coratliers Miriam Cully Ethel Ernie Mildred Gekler Margaret Greilach Marguerite Gunsett Ruth Hoaglin Donna Harvey Alma Hawkins liclna Holbrook Home iDec'01'4zZ1'ng lub chu: ROLL ' Georgia johnson Marguerite Johnson Dorothy Jones Pauline Jones Virginia Keller Edna Kennedy Dora King lsabel Lane Virginia Mallory Agnes Mankin Lucille Mathews Mabel Martin Beatrice Medaugh Helen Miller Miriam Miller Ruby Miller Minnie Miller Marguerite lJeXYitt Helen Mohler Iulia Morgan Crystal Parker Ruth Raymond Naomi Roberts Henrietta Scharff M3l'gRl"i'f Siegel Marcile Smith Evelyn Sproul llernice Smith Virginia Stahl Margaret Stewart Judith Strothers lilva Taylor Nellie Terry Naomi Thatcher Helen VVells Margaret Vileidner Karola VVertz Mary VVilliams Helen VVise Laura NViseman Marjorie Spayd Margaret Marsh Frieda jeweal Doris Pearson Mildred Schuster Rosina Raudabaugh The Home Decorating' Club was organized in October, 1925, with Elizabeth Bates as our presidentg Isabel Lane as our vice-presidentg Virginia Mallory as our secretary: Julia Morgan as our treasurerg Naomi Roberts as chairman of our program committee, and Miss Enid Plottner as our club advisor. Our club, like all other clubs, has an aim The club name is very sumzfestive of our aim, "To decorate ancl plan our homes with beauty and harmony of color" NVe hold our club me-tings every other Friday morning unless something' unexpected happens to prevent us from doing so, VVe have very interesting' meetings. Sometimes we have programs by club members, sometimes by outside speakers. XVe spent several meetings drawing plans for houses. iVe visited the "Times Model Home." The members decided that it was indeed a moclel home in all respects. Mr. Lehning, director of manual training. also told us about the various kinds of woods,i stains, and varnishes, and how to do our own staining and varnishing, At the close of his discussion he invited us to visit the manual training department, an invitation that we readily accepted. XVe decided that we would like to have a girls' class in manual training composed of our club members. XVe brought our sewing to one of our meeting and the girls who found nothing to sew were given three nights in room twenty. An interesting! program on furnishing special rooms given by the members as follows: Bedrooms, by Marguerite Johnstong girl's room, by Alma Hawkinsg boy's room, by Margaret Marshg living room. by llerniece Smithg kitchen, by lionna Harvey. fllonna Harvey '27, - l 1 926 sz Excalzbuzm Margaret Blake Evaleen Courtney Trevelyn Dickinson Eloise Duckwall Mary Early Helen Fell Ester Fugate Mary Alice Gacldis Ruth Fugate Marjory Gauvey Ylrrmzazfic lub ROLL CALL Carmen Geary Mary Kathryn Glass Ellen Gowans Byron Hook lfern Ireland Mercedes Johnston Mary Kohn Ardith Lare James Loury Virginia Marker Paul Miller Ruth Miller Elizabeth Priddy Margaret Stickney Helun Tossey Mary XVallace Sherman VVallace Isabel Wells Alta Vllhitaker The Dramatic Club was organized on October 16, 1925, with Miss Cleora Fancher, the public speaking teacher, as faculty adviser. The Study Hall was assigned as a club room because of the advantage of the stage. The following are the officers of the year: First semester, president, Elizabeth Priddyg vice-president, Helen Tosseyg secretary, Mary Kathryn Glassg treasurer, Ruth Fugate. Second semester: President, Helen Tosseyg vice-president, Margaret Blakeg secretary, Mary Alice Gaddisg treasurer, Trevelyn Dickinson. The club members gave many interesting talks during the course of the year, concerning great damas and writers of drama. There were also some clever readings and impersonations. The program for one of the most interesting meetings was furnished by Miss Hazel Gleason. She talked on the trials of opera singers and managers. She old of the small things that go to make up a successful opera season, things that we seldom think to connect with opera, such as a per- son hired to do nothing but answer the telephone, special electricians, carpenters and decorators. and some twenty seamstresses. The purpose of her speech. was to make it clear to us that opera management is a very complicated affair. A one-act play, "The Lady of Pain," was given, that is Worthy of note. It was of about forty-five minutes' duration. The plot was very cleverly worked out as a comedy of youth and the characters were amusing and true to life. MARY KATHARINE GLASS. '26, 1926 83 Excalibu ' '-' " '- Roy NVise Mervin Grill Reynolrl Busch Robert Murphy Norman VanVoorhis James Thomas Ralph Lehman Harold Feber Godfrey Hertel Yfoy 's exfth Zezfic lub i ROLL CALL David G. Jones Austin Edwards Donald Geisman Bernard Smith Iohn English Floyd Hartsog John Smith Charles Hartman Iohn Bowden Robert Fawcett Don Atha Carey Jones Robert Stickney VVilliam Hoeken Donald Ort Luther Gunsett Paul Goodwin Edward Jones Byron Leaser Kenneth Edwards George Treftinger Membership in the Boys? Athletic Club is contined to those high school boys who: have belonged to one or ' more of the varsity squads, during the year. Only those who have won letters or those who have had the courage to stick through the season to a sport for which they have gone out, are allowed to remain in the club. Mr. Moore was thc: club's advisor, and to him a lot of credit is due for the success of the club. l At the tirst meeting in September, l9Z5, Roy XVise was elected president, Carey Jones vice-president, and Austin Edwards secretary. The officers constituted a program committee which appointed chairmen for the meetings. The chairman 1 chose members of the club to speak on different topics, usually of their own choice. The meetings all had to do l with various phases of athletics and sports. Several special and very interesting talks were given. Victor Carpenter gave a report of the Ohio-Michigan football game at Columbus. Frank Siple talked to the club about high school athletics, and at another time gave a reading. Mr. Moore also favored the boys with several of great interest since they were personal experiences told first hand. They were also of practical Value to talks dealing with some of his experiences while he was playing different college athletics. These talks were ! the club. . l A program which is typical of those given throughout the year is given below: Chairman, Donald Ort 1. The Athletic System at Amherst-fjohniEnglish 2. Foothallls Greatest YearWl925-Harold Febez' 3. The Trip to the '1'ournament-Don Atha 4. Change in Football Rulest for 1926-Paul Goodwin 5. VVinning' and Losing in Football- -Robert Stickney 6. Mud Hens in Memphis, Tennessee--Donald Geisman 7. At Home in the XVater-Charles Hartman i -John English '27. l er - t 1 926 84 1925 by a - - Excalibu Winifrecl Arnold Edith Boham Alieerose Buob Helen Buck Mary Ellen Bonnewitz Lois Counselor Pauline Chilcote liuleah Dias Jane Edwards Emmaline Evans Esther English llo Fawcett Opal lfrivk gms effffflzmr or ROLL CALL Luville Herring Miriam Helman Pauline Hileman ltllizabeth Kiger Mildr'-d Jackson Miriam Kline Naomi Kouts Marie Kinsey Virginia Kesler Mabel McDonald Oval Miller Medina Nieford llieal Painter Helen Palmer Florence Parks Marjorie Palmer Mary Potts Nellie Potts Iulia Roberts Mildred Ralston Hesper Roberts Marcile Spayd Marguerite Thurman Norma VVise Pauline VValters Pauline XViseman Jane VVorthing'ton This is the Girls' Athletic Clubs serond year in Van VVert high school, lt was organized in group of athletic girls and, since it was a success from every point of view, it was carried on this year under the direction of Miss Zipperlein. At the first club meeting the girls elected as their officers the following: President, Mabel McDonald: vice-presidents Mary lflllen llomiewitz. and secretary and treasurer, Jane Edwards. These oflirers served throughout the entire year. The programs dealt with athletics. great athletes. health and all the other things which are linked with atlileirs, Many ineresting programs were given on these subierts. During tha: football season the club was entertained by two ol' our stan football players. These talks were on football. how it is played, its rules and sportsmanship. 'l'liis aided the girls in a better understanding of the game. At the beginning of the basketball season Mr. Speith talked to us about basketball rules. .These rules were discussed and all questions in the minds of the girls were cleared up. It is evident that health and athletics must go hand in hand. so Miss Clara Schunun, the city health nurse, gave a very interesting address on healh. The girls' basketball team needed eonipment. and as our part in making possible better equipment, the club decided to give a play in April for the beneht of the team. The play is "The Twelve Old Maids." The purpose of the G, A. C. is to promote. maintain,, and extend b.tter sportsmanship and better high school spirit, not only among ourselves but also among all he girls oi the high school. This year has been both interesting' and surf ssiul. XVe hope that the club oi' next year will be even more successful, A , fjane Edwards '2f. 1 926 ss I 1 Excafilnure Lilith McCollum Clara Leist Maude Michael Fldora Bartow Esther Phillipy Norma Hester Opal Shively Roy Ingledue Ralph Snyder NVayne Eikenhary Mildred Bell Vernal Norris Margaret XVoodruff Beatrice Roop Treva Hertel fwzzsic Club XVauda Moore lilizaheth Brown Edith Roop Harriet Sinn Arline Eck Ruth Rison Neva Alspaugeh Eleanor Cassidy Alie: Hennerman lfiugene Newberry I-'loyd Schweikle l-'oster XViseman julia Poe James Robinson Albert Ho,-z'lie Evelyn Arnold Klenora lYoorlard Ioseph Pridcly Louise Moore Henry Roggenkeml Louise Dorman Helen Cromwell Virginia Penuell Christine Monahan Adeline Kirslmer Norma Kreider Vaughn Bell Carry NVitherow Lillian Fosnaught lfreicla Keeler 'llhe Music Club, with Mr, jones as advisory met Ifriclay, October 2, in Room 9, for the purpose of organizing' and elected the following officers for the y.-ar: President, Ralph Snyder: vice-president, Roy I lngleclueg secretary, Elenora NVooclardg treasurer, George Treiiinger. The members chosen for the program eommittee were Roy Iugleclue, Elcnora NVooclard, XVayne Eikenbary, and Evelyn Arnold. The club, fomposed largely of persons having some musical ability, was organized for the purpose of study- ing the lives and works of the composers and the effect of the music' on American people in general. One of the club programs is as follows: Roll call and minutes. Vocal Solof-Joseph Pricldy Life of Kreisler-flulia Poe Piano Solo-f-Opal Shively The Story of the Christmas Carole-flilizaheth Brown XVorks of Kreisler--Margaret XVoodruff Violin Solo-fRalph Snyder The subjects of some other interesting' prograius are: 'l'he story of the opera. 'KPercival", the symplwllY orchestras and Paul W'hiteman. -Elenora XVoodarcl, Secretary. - - 1926-1 86 .L.. - - - - - -Excalzburr Ralph Anderson Robert ,-'Xrmentrout Maurife Bernard Edgar Busch Mary Coverstone liavifl A. Jones Albert Keiper Clara Ring Russel Lamb llelos Mathews Clarence Resor Joe Rof.':5:enk'1nper Robert Roggxenl-temper Harry Rurklos Richard Rncklos Lois Rupright Hoyt Roberts Cpfzofogmlbhy Club ROL LS eralcl lhilhone llaricl Evans Xorton Fox Llertrnfle Gamble Harold Grihler ihl8ll'I'l1'C'S2l2lI'll Carl Showalter Donald Sells Dorothy Smith Irene Siclle Ruth Smith Loraine Stettler lrene Truax Eugene NVis: Ruth Emrich Ruth Miller Charles Richey L CALL Marjorie Hurst Carl Jackson Richard Jacobs Robert Jerome Edward Linser Virgil Kouts liuthema Smith Leila Mortimer Echo Stewart D'Nelda Baxter Myron Putman Iohn Murphy Norman NVorthington Gerald Gecowets Donald Kempf The Photography Club, in charge ot' Professor Otis Crosby. was organized October 16. 1925. Thirty members are now enrolled. The officers of the club are: President. Richard Rucklosg secretary, Gertrude Gambleg treasurer, Eugne VVise. The club held many meetings with important business, interesting talks, and reports by the members. Among the exceptionally interesting talks given by the club members were 'AHistory of l'hotography." "The One llundredth Anniversary of Photography." "How VVe Blake Good Pic- tures and Photographic Engraving." VVe united with the Camp Craft and Nlr. Gallapoos Science Clubs to hear Mr. T. M. Fost- naught give us a talk on 'Nature' and Dr. Good on X-ray machines. Besides taking lessons during the regular club periods, a group of the members met at the school at night to take a few lessons on the developing of Dictures. In closing. something must be said about Mr. Crosby, our faculty adviser. He has made our club very interesting throughout the year and brought material to the meetings which was helpful as well as interesting. Our zeal in the club work has not lagged at any time. and we feel that if it were not for tha efforts of Nlr. Crosby, much of the good Work of the club would be lost, -GERTRUDE GAMBLE. 1926 - - - - - 87 Excalibur! Frank Argenbri Lorenzo Baker lenn Bates Ted Clifton Delmar Cobb Otto Drollinger Raymond Faller Paul Feigert Dale Gardner Elmer Garver Richard Gauvey Russell Glass Batchelor' Sczence Club ROLL CALL Richard Good XVilbur Hartman Clifford Hiusley Donald Hipsley Paul Ingledue John Klein Uale Matthews Carl McCoy Luther McCoy Robert McGinnis Gaylord Mosure Paul Pierce Asa Prishey Harold Pruden illiam Raymond Carter Robertson Arthur Shingledecker Doyl Steman W'illiam Thomas Neil XVelch Robert VVilson Carl Wright Harsen Yeates Adviser-Mr. Spietli When the clubs met this year the Bachelor Science Club elected the following officers: President, Frank Argenbrightg vice-president, Arthur Shingledeckerg secretary, Delmar Cobb. This club is a continuation of the Bachelor Science Club of the past two years in name, plan of management and subject matter of the programs. The programs dealt with scientific matters of all kinds among which electricity played an important part. Many interesting' and instructive talks and demonstrations were given. The following are a few examples: Radio, telephone, telegraph, electric motor, electro-plating and electrotyping, and the study of the different kinds of bateries. Some of the miscellaneous subjects which occupied a place on our programs were as follows: Sending pictures by radio, the air races of 1925, exploring the bottom of the sea, astronomy, probability of the existence of life on Mars, and exposure of spirit medium fakers. V Mr. Spieth was the faculty adviser and the club may indeed consider itself fortunate in having him. W'e extend to the next year's Rachelor Science Club our best wishes and the sincere hope that they will be as successful as were this year. The popularity of the Science Club is strikingly shown by the fact that the number of members is practically double that of last year. - - - K - 1926- 88 Excaliburr The jZl7lZ'07" Hz'- Y C7146 The jr. Hi-Y Club, under the leadership of Mr. Stewart and Professor Cfallipoo, entered into its activities at the beginning of the school year. A group of Sophomores was taken in, followed by a group of Freshmen. The officers elected the preceding year to carry on the work of the club were: Ralph Snyder, presidentg Robert Gant, vice-presidentg Gaylord Alspach, secretary, and Austin Edwards. treasurer. Mr, Stewart, the assistant secretary of the Y. M. C. A., was chosen as the "Y" rep- resentative. Mr. Gallipoo, of the faculty. was the representative of the High School. Rev. Frantz led the Bible discussions of the club. In, the course of the Van Wert County Basketball Tournament the Jr. Hi-Y rendered valu- able aid to the Y. M. C. A. in taking care of its many patrons. Also during the home games of the High School, the club sold refreshments to the 'ffansf' During the club year various meetings were given over to Bible discussion, parliamentary law, inductions, initiations, business and social events. The jr. Hi-Y participated in the Hi-Y Conference, held at the Administration Building of the Marsh Foundation on May 8, 1926, the purpose of which was to more squarely face the problems and outline the policies of next year in the light of our past experiences. The most pleasing social event of the year was the farewell meeting. After the banquet talks were given by various members of the club, following the installation of the new officers. The officers for the coming year are: Richard Good, president, Richard Longwell, vice-presidentg Norville Hawk, secretary, and Edward Linser, treasurer. -1926 T - 89 ' Excalzfnur Y-Hz' Club Plzktofy gg The Y-Hi Club was organized in the year 1921, and since then has been of much import- ance in the life of the High School girl who has taken advantage of the opportunities offered in it. Our club promotes a feeling of fellowship among the girls and helps them in living Christian lives. ' When the club was first organized the meetings were held at the homes of the girls, but as it increased in size the club rooms at the Y. W. C. A. were used. Meetings are held every two weeks on Monday nights. The programs are interesting and educational. Some faze of the four sides of a girl's life is stressed at each meeting. lly the four sides of life the girls mean to develop spiritually, physically. mentally and socially. The officers for this year 1925-l926.are: President, Harriet Gleason, vice-president, Mar- garet Ann Evansg treasurer, Helen Mohler, secretary, Mary Ellen Bonnewitz. The officers, with the chairman of the social service, ways and means of publicity and progress committees. with our advisers: Miss Plottner. Miss Cultice and Miss Zipperlen, make up the cabinet. Our name-Y-Hi fthe Y for Y. VY. C. A. and the Hi for our High Schoolj, stands for a joint or- ganization hetween the two. All members of th As a loyal Y-Hi girl I promise to live up I will be reverent to God, I will avoid doing anything detrimental to e club have signed this pledge: to these ideals: the ideals of the Y-Hi, Mary Kathryn Glass Marguerite Johnson I wi I wi ll be true to myself, ll remember the golde rule. n Miss Cleo Cultice ...,.. , ,,., , Miss Reva Zipperlen Miss Enid Plottner ,,.. Harriet Gleason ....,,...i,,. Margaret Ann Evans ,.,.,,, Mary Ellen Bonnewitz Jayne Beach Virginia Mallory Margaret Berry Elizabeth Raymond Evelyn Arnold Esther Fugate Clara Liest Esther Phillipy Virginia Marker Elizabeth Brown Mary Gribler Julia Poe Edna Kennedy Esther English Jane Edwards Margaret Sidlc eylffemfzem' Beulah Dias 2 Ellen Gowans Evelyn Courtney Helen Miller Ruth Raymond Fern Conley Marjorie Gauvey Maude Michael Mary Early Louise Bonnewitz Mary Alice Gaddis Judith Strothers Marguerite Runnion Naomi Kouts Margaret Marsh 90 ....,,Adviser ,,,.,.Adviser ,,,,,,Adviser mm ,,,,s.,.....President U,,l,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,Vice-President Secretary and Treasurer Helen Fell Margaret Mohler' Elizabeth Bates Miriam Helman Margaret Blake Rowena Bowers Nellie Terry Elouise Duckwall Ruth Fugate Dorothy Gant Rachel Young Lenore Hoeken Janet Stienmetz julia Morgan Helen Tossey 1 926 lEXCUIZ'bll7N'4l' 1 926 Wgqm qwx-Jf r YI - . A . . 7 Q . , - 'VE 1 ..,1::1!:w. Y esfazfzn, x QKFQ -1 ,., 'r' I-21:55 ' " u'n , f L- 91 1 I ,in 111 Excdlzbure - - Hi-Y gm The Hi-Y Club is a group of earnest High School fellows who have banded themselves to- gether to create, maintain and extend throughout the school and community, high standards of Christian character. With this standard statement of purpose as a set guide, it enables us to develop a strong all-around life in true fellowship. As it is necessary to have some good leaders for the club's work, we had James Rumble to swing the gavel and Edward jones to assist him, Johnnie Smith to write up the minutes and Chester Greenwald to take care of the cash. As to the adult leaders or the advisery council, we started the year with Mr. E. G. Thatcher, representing the Association, Rev. E. E. Snyder, rep- resenting the community and Mr. VV. C. Cotner, representing the High, School.. Much to the club's regret, Mr. Thatcher, after a few months' service in the club, accepted a position in another city, and therefore necessarily had to discontinue his most devoted and appreciated serv- ices in our club. However, in a. short time we were back in line again when the new general secretary, Mr. VV. A. Zimmerman, stepped in to reprsent the Association. One of the outstanding features of the club is to give a pledged amount of money to the Foreign Boys' Work Division of the Y. M. C. A. This money is used in various ways, as to the starting of Y. M. C. A. churches, Hi-Y clubs and other valuable institutions. VVith this policy we make it possible that boys of other nations may enjoy some of the splendid opportun- ities for service or of finer challenges for consecrated young manhood in many forms and in many fields of usefulness. We raise this money by conducting a check room at the Y. M. C. A. during the basketball games. We had two members of the club at the Hi-Y Camp Nelson Dodd, at Brinkhaven. Ohio, last summer, where they received a course in leadership training. This proved to be beneficial to the club, because the boys brought back some very good idas concerning the routine of' the club. The club is expecting to send more members to camp this summer for the same course. The expenses were paid partly by the club and partly by the Rotary Club of Van Wert. There were four delegates from Van Wert that went to the twenty-second annaul Older Boys' Conference of Ohio, which was held at Middletown, Ohio, starting November 27. and lasting three days. This representative group of the club went under the leadership of Mr. Cotner. These fellows brought back some profitable ideas, too. Some very helpful inspirational speeches were heard while attending the conference. By receiving this interesting and impressive ma- terial, it enables the small groups to bring out the one great thought, and that is to take back something of value to their club. To end the year's work, we decided to have, on May the eighth, a big Hi-Y Conference in Van Wert. including the Hi-Y Clubs in northwestern. Ohio. This event was one of the greatest ever put on by the Van Wert Club, and the first conference ever held in Van Wert. The pur- pose of this gathering was to advise how the Hi-Y' clubs of this section could conserve the experi- ences of the present school year in building our policies for next year's work. The conduct of the conference was carried on completely by the members of the local club. Members of the Hi-Y clubs and Junior Hi-Y clubs from the following cities attended this meeting: Defiance, Lima, Wauseon, Stryler, Bryan, Kenton, Celina, Napoleon, Paulding, Ada, Bowling Green, Bluffton, Crestline. Wapakoneta, Montpelier, Bellefontaine, Sulphur Springs and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Representatives were also invited from the county high schools in view to future Hi-Y work they might be engaged in. The conference started at noon and continued throughout the after- noon and evening. The afternoon session of the conference was held at the Administration Building of the Marsh Foundation School. Our afternoon agenda was very interesting and helpful. We began with a snappy song service which put a lot of spirit into the group. The devotional services followed with Rev. E. E. Snyder in charge. Each of the following gave a short address of welcome: Dr. R. R. Reeder, director of the Marsh Foundation Schoolg Dr. B. L. Good, president of the Board of Directors of the Y. M. C. A.g Mr. H. L. Sullivan, super- intendent of the Van Wert schools, and by james Rumble, president of the Van Wert Hi-Y Club. After these talks we divided up into groups, each with an adult leader, to discuss different prob- lems. The master discussion method was used in the conference. Some of the topics discussed were: CID The Personal Problem Group-This dealt with certain practices of the day which do not conform to Christian standards, C23 The Athletic Group-This took up athletics and 1- - - - ' -1 926 92 Excalibur . its relation to the true spirit of the high school: C37 The Faculty Co-operation Group-QThe purpose of this was to confer on ways and means of increasing sympathy and good-will between the faculty and the student bodyg 145 The Prospective Hi-Y Club Group-This was a council of representatives from the high schools with unorganized Hi-Y clubs in View of possibilities of organizing clubs next fall. Some of the leaders of these groups and some who gave interesting talks were: Mr. W. S. Chambers. State lloys' VVork Secretary of Ohiog Mr. VV. W. Hall, Field Secretary of the Northwestern Districtg Mr. Orville Brunson, Religious VVork Director of the Fort Wayne, Indiana Districtg Mr. ll. L. Sullivan, superintendent of the Van VVert Public Schoolsg Mr. l'earman. General Secretary! of the Liina Y. M. C. Ag Mr. VV. C, Cotner, one of the advisers of the local Hi-Yg Nlr. ll. T. Semans, State Student Secretary of' Ohiog Mr. VV. A. Zimmerman, General Secretary ol the Van NYe'rt Y. M. C. A.g Mr. S. G. Hamilton, Boys, Work Secretary of Fort NVayne. Indianag Mr. R. T. Veal, Boys, Work Secretary of Lima, Ohio. The conference then reassembled in the auditorium and reported the results of the various discus- sion groups. The results proved that the groups accomplished a Very great degree because of its useful or lucrative returns. VVe then heard a. pleasing address which was given by one of our leaders. It was very short but exact and to the point. There was about an hour between the afternoon session and the banquet preceeding the evening session. for diversion. VVe then went to the Y. VV. C. A., where the banquet was held. Here we had a lot of fun singing songs and giving our lli-Y yells. Every one had a fine time. After the banquet we heard Mr. VV. S. Chambers deliver an address. which ended the evening session. VVe closed the conference with a few songs and the square. Thus. our year's work ended with a great success and a creation of a better co-operation and understanding between the student clubs. The present club wishes the best of luck and success to next year's club, and hoping that it will carry on to the best of its ability, the purpose and platform of Hi-Y. ' -Iohnnie Smith, '27. .. 1926 - T - - - 1 93 Exca fibu zo Sewer O7g1l7IZ.22,'1lfZ.07ZX of CU. Wi H . HHOMEMA KLZRS CI.l,'I3" Mottofihmrk for the werlfling' rlay is rtoxning. l+iligilihityfOnly those having' prosperts shall he ctnnsiclered eligible. Y., -.... Menihers-lilizabetli Rates. Louise llonnewitz. layn, lieach, Lennre Hoeken, Mary Kathryn Glass. Letha Cleland and Naomi Roberts. lfaculty Advisor-Enid Plottner-r on "How It'5 Done." Pleclprerl lilemher-Rachel Yomig. IDLERS' CLYII Motto-Never do toclay what you ran put off. Eligihility-Absolutely no strenuous flesire for study. Mernhers+Rosie Agler, Neil XVelr'h. ylohn Miller. Loren Cleland. l'.1vultv Advisor--f?j SlLK STOCKIXKS L'l,l'l1 Mottoflioll your own. I'ilig'ihi!y--Must Wear long' hos'. Members'CCensoreclj Sug'Q'estion: Why don't you look for yourself. lfarulty Arlvisor7Ynu know who. SOLfll'i'l'X' l-'UR PREYEN'l'lUN Ol-' CRl'lCl,'l'Y TO FRILSHMKX Motto-'Suffer little Children to rome unto nie. liligihility-Must be big' heartecl antl like those smaller than tliemselvts. Mentbersgllyron Leaser. Casey Jones. l'rank Siples. lfnrulty .XflViS0l"Bll'. Croshy. SONS Ola' Rl'fS'l' Motto-'XYe sleepl NY:-ike us notf liligihility---A drowsy look. Meniherssiialter Kohn. john Iirkunstein, Robert Miller. lfarulty Afli'isor7iVe're not nermittefl to say. Gl'iN'l'l,l'iiMFX'S ,Xlli SHCll'i'l'X' Mottoe-ffl. A. S. Members--flfranklili Blake. Roller! Ifawrett. Chester Hreenewalcl. lfarulty ,Vlvisor--M1'. Gallipou. CRAClil,R RS CLVIE Motto Make people think you are not what you are. l'ilig'ihilityfMust have a good poker fare. MenihersgAnyone who wears siclt-burns, or hohhecl hair, who uses "Movie nil" or face rreazn. who rlresses Hue for tries toj anrl--hasn't ent a rent. l'ar'ulty Aflvisor-CPQ 'l'H PI NVOMEN' H A'I' KRS Mottof-fRemember the apple! l'Iliy.:ihility--Must have light hair anrl hlue eyes. Members-jixn Rumble, Chester Lytle, llavicl Corclier. Kenneth Edwards, Frank Arg'enhrie'lix. .Xi-1-luie King, Asa Prishey. l-'avulty ,Xtlyisor on '4HoW to St'-er Clear" XY. C. Cotner. CHICXYING GYM l,E,X19l'l-I Mottof--liuyl llonit borrow! Xlernhers-OYe are sorry to inform the nuhlir that through lark of spare We are unnhlt- In puhlish the lnemhersliip of this leagfuu. lfaculty Aclvisorfliliss Zipperlcn. Supply AgentfNeil NVelch. 'I'lll'2 XYfJMl'lX'S PROGRESSIYIC l,I-l,XlSl'lC Ulf RFFORMFRS Motto' -.X wo1nan's rights to right a wcnnan's wrongs. l'ilig'ihilityfMusx have a great desire to :lo some reforming' Melnhers4Mrs Mapes Steffins. Mrs Reynolds, Mrs. Plunkett. Mrs. Hopforcl, Mrs, Colt. Mrs. llashley. lfaoulty Arlvisor-f Miss Fancher. 'l'HlC l+1NI,lGHTENED SUCfllC'l'Y Motto'-4 Think a lot of lfnot so lnurh of others. Eligilmility'-elle able to admire yourself. Sole Member- glue Pritlflyfffour must clignitierl seniorj. lfacfnlty ,Xrlvisorf-llonit neerl any. IEEGINXFRS sr1t3llc'I'X' Motto-Heaven help us, Eligibility--Must be in the first year of high school. Menihers--llirk lionaywell. llirk Kluorl. hlfll'HilIl'1'ilC 'l'hurman. lfarulty .-Xflvisor--f-Xliss .Xrlnstron-:,'. - l 1926 94 , Q35 gg .Q 'Q IE WIWITIWIWIWQ gJ.IiJ' ':?ff?V?flTW1Tf I 1 -'T'-i " f7IG?Yl as 5 5Q'ffJ3j5lZ5'Q:..2,Q, 35? A, Q Qdlqleiins "' " " -' -- - Excczlibule ta,.co.Gft3zsc:i . CEI3'X3Cw3I3-4' 'maeczsgm mamma WGIIEBQHEUE ' X l 5 1:1 . we lr llllllll C 1 it CQSIDQEZKB CH3qi?G.B. MR. SPIETH XYAYNE EIKENBARY HONVARD DRAVING Faculty Manager ' Mr.- Spieth has been faculty manager for the past several years. He deserves much credit for the success of the teams in furnishing them with good ath- letic equipment. Also we apa preciate him for his fine spirit. and he was one of our real cheer leaders. VVe'll never forget his "Come on team." HARRIET GLEASON flssixfalll Cheer Leader Harriet and Rachel worked hand in hand. Harriet has the real high school spirit. and it was shown at every game. NVe are sorry she is a Senior, for her services will be greatly missed at next year's games. Cheer Leader "Eikie" is only a Sophomore, hut surely had the spirit of a real high school boy. He was certainly used as a great advantage to the teani by being elected cheer leader. We appreciate his service and are glad he will be with us two more years, Bl R, MUURIC Coach This was the fourth year to have Coach Moore handle our ath- letics. Half of the success of our team goes tn our "Coach," His devoted interest and friendliness among the fellows has been a great benefit in the developing of :he strong teams that he has turned out. XVith a clasp of the hands of the class of "26" we hope he will be with you next year. RACHEL YOUNG Asxislfmt Cheer Leadffr Rachel was always there with the Hpepi' and her voice could always be heard above the turmoil of the crowd'S. She is an honored Senior who goes ont with the Class of "26," and we will miss her cheering and spirit next year. Sorry to lose you "Rachel." Sludeul .llmmger Howard came back this year as a post graduate and was ap- pointed student manager. When- ever neeclecl he was always on the job and was a great asset both to the team and Mr. Spieth. NVe appreciate his services and he'1l be missed next year as student manager. M155 'l'ORl3ER'l' Girls' .fllhlelic Conch This was Miss 'lforbertls initial year as coach for the girls' ath- letics at Van XVert High School. By her persistent efforts and un- tiring patience she produced a good girls' basketball team. With the excellent material we know that basketball fans can look forward to a winning team next year. 19z6--------- - 95 Excalibur DONALD ATHA-"Don" Fullback "Don" played either halfback or fullback. and is a mighty hard man to stop. This was "Don's" second year to earnuhis letter. He proved to be a. very valuable backfield man. 'tDon" also helped 'fChod" do the passing and place-kicking. Sorry, but "Don" is a Senior and one whom the team of next year loses. KENNETH EDWARDS-'KWlZfIie'J Guard t'White" was small for a guard but his little 140 pounds when it hit a man was enough to stop him. He sure had the spirit with his 'tcome on, team," he showed the stuff and was a hard man to get through. Yes, that's why he's wearer of the "V," and also leaves with the class of 'K '26." AUSTIN EDWARDS-"Dari" Halfback "Doc" is only a Sophomore and always playing a fast game at half. He was often shifted to full or quarter and played in great form there. He has two more years to carry off the bologna for Van Wert High School. We all expect him to do it in the very best way most creditable to himself and the school. ROBERT FAWCETT-''.S'7:if1Yez" End This was "Spicket's" fourth year on the team, being our oldest man. At the begin- ning of the season Bob played tackle, but later was shifted to end. We must say he was a valuable player, being able to help with the kicking. Yes, we have also seen Bob playing full with equal ability. "Spicket" graduates with the class of '26, CAPT. BYRON LEASER-"Refi" Halfbaclc f'Red" sure deserved to be captain, and showed his stuff especially on end runs. This was "Red's,' third year on the team and we know he will be missed next year. St. Mary's will remember his 90-yard run for a touchdown, which won the game from them 6-0. A great sportsman. who leaves us at graduation. DONALD ORT-"Hm'1'y!' Fullback 'tDon" sure is a hard-hitting, plunging fullback. Besides playing fullback he was often put at half and showed his stuff there equally as well. He could find a hole in the line when most anyone else would have failed. This was "Don's" first year to earn a letter but will be able to play next year. IANIES 'FHOMAS-"Jimmie" Guard "Jimmie" sure was a fighting machine gun. and it always took several good men to hold him. This was his first year as a regular but he has another big year to play on the line of Van Wert High Schools team. He was a good. heavy, but aggressive guard and always showed plenty of fight. NORMAN XvAN YOORHis--"A'nrm" Tackle Here is another Sophomore who has made good. "Norm" played tackle and every man who has ever been hit by him sure will never forget it, and realized that he was a real opponent. His hard tackling will long be remembered. He has two more years to play on the Varsity and should prove a wonder. 1 926 - - - - Excalzburk N .. ..- - -W -v---W - f----rv-vfr Af- ' W 1 . 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CAREY JONES-"Casey" Guard t'Caseyi' was the largest man on the team, and this was his second year to earn a letter. "Casey" had 315 pounds of tight. which was enough to frighten any team. Yes. and he could make a hole as big as a barn. His services will he greatly missed on the Varsity next year. NIERXVYN GRlI.L--".'ll137"' Center This was "Mer's" first and last year to play on the team. It always took at least three good men to keep him out, and often they couldn't. f'Mer" is big and sure has the fight. We know that Lima South will remember him since he was credited with half the tackles. VVe know they will have to find a good center to equal him next year. CAI-Tf ELECT CHARLES IIARTMAN--"Cheri" Quarter , "Chod" is another man who has played three years on the team. "Chod" at quarter, showed good brain work for the team in its playing. "Chod" is a triple playing man, being able to kick, pass or carry the pill. Well, best of luck, "Chod," in piloting next year's team. VVe are expecting big things of you, and we can count on it. R15x'NoL1J BUSH-"Si" Tackle "Si" is a valuable man who probably has played his last year. "Si" could stop the opponents man and could also make holes. He sure worked along with "Jimmie" like two birds after the same worm. Yes, often we all pitied the man who had to play against "Si." Sorry to lose you next year, and we know you'll be missed. DAVID JONES-"Quint-y" End i'Quincy" came out for the first time and showed he had football in him'by the way he earned his letter. He mostly played end, but we have seen him on the back line. "Quincy" has another year, and we will all expect big things from him on the football field. ROY VVISE-"b'aw.rer" End "Bowser" held down the end position, and nothing or nobody got by him. This was "Bowser's" second year to earn his letter. He sure did use his head and everyone thought he was a wise old crow, He will he missed next year as he goes out -along with the rest of us Seniors. 1 926 ExcaIz'bu P 11,1 ' 2. If 21.3 Z W, 1' 'f' ' 7 f 2 x ,A rf i if 5 1 af F z 3 if 1, f 'ff -' 4 , W2 , . ,T ,,,z E . V S Aww 9' I ff Xi' J I , - ff" 'gi wk L - I M,M.,,, N-. - ,, 1926- - - 99 Excalibur - - - WW apakoneta Lima South 'Defiance ,,,, 4J'aulding' Greenville ,...,, Fit. Marys .,., 'V. YV, Alumni Lima Central .. Ada. ,,,,. ...,,,,,,,,, Forest ,,..,. ,YY,,,,,,,,,,,. . Our lootba out of the ten Re-were 0 Football Sefzsofz U --,- YY--YY V an xvlfff -.YYVVYY W .. 24 Y...l .,,,,, C lame Played Here 25 .,.. l,,., V an XVert .,,,, ,,,, 0 .V ..., ., " H There . 6 ,,,, ..Van W'ert ,,,,, , 7 ,, , U ff Hel-5 . 7 .... ,,,,,, V 'an XVert ,,.,. ,,.. 6 ., . ' 4 There S ,,,,,, Van XVert ,,,,, Y,,, 0 H ' There . 0 . .. ...Van lVert ,,,,, ,,,, 6 ,,,,, ' Fhere 6 ' ,,,, .. ...Van XVert ,,,,, ,,,, 1 3 ,Y A Here 14 ,,,, ,,,,,, V an YVert ,,,,, ,,,, 0 t Here 12 .... ,,.,,, V an WVert ,,,,, ,,,Y 0 YYY,, A Here 19 VYYYYYY....,..,YYYYY,,,. Van lVert .,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,, ,,,,,, 6 ,Y,,, ,YY,,Y,,,,A ,VYYYVVYVV 4 f ' f Hel-0 ll season of 1925 has now rnded, and was a sufcess in every wav even if we did onlv win four games played. The spirit shown by the fellows and our roach was very good. Letters were awarded to Captain Byron Leaser, Captain-Elect Charles Hartman, Robert Fawcett, Carey jones, Roy XVise. Qonald Atha. Austin Edwards, Merwyn Grill, Norman. Van Vorris, Ilonald Ort. james Thomas. Reynold llush. kenneth Edwards, Bernard Smith, David jonesj and Chester Greeuewald. XVe also wish to extend the best to the fellows who have been out all year. and have taken all the knocks but did not receive a letter. and also to Coach Moore. whose interest and spirit we very much appreciate. The boys who did not earn letters but did their best in making the season a success are Iohn Smith. Edward Jones. Robert Stickney, Ralph Lehman, Harold Feher. John llowden. Luther Gunsett. Paul Goodwin. Godfrey Hertel. Floyd Hartzog, XVilliam Hoekfsn, John English, and others. 'We .ill hope to see these faithful fellows on the 1926 line-up. XYAPAKONETA A'l' AN XVERT Y. XV. H. S. startedt the season off right by winning its first game here from Xlapakoneta by a score of 2-1-ll. Leaser, Hartman, and lVise were credited with the touchdowns. This was a line victory and grave the team t'I'lITOlll'2'1Q'ClllCl'li for a winning season. LIMA SOUTH AT SOUTH Our next game was with Lima South at Southi "Poor llavf' YVC had th" school spirit, hut lost 25-0. live nmst add that they made all their points the lirst half. and after a lecture from the coach during the half. we went back and held them 0-0 during the last. DEFIANCE AT VAN XYERT The third game was a very exciting game with Defiance, here. llehance came over to avenge our 12'9 victory over them last year. 'The First half ended 7-O in our favor. They came back in the second with a touchdown but failed for the extra point. So we won 7-6 count. PAULDING A'l' PAl'l,lllNG On October 17. we went to Paulding to gud a wet field. Something to give them the victory. 7-6. as we gave themr an awful defeat last year Varsity show the real old time tight that has made Van XVf:rt high school famous during the past years. was surely the trouble for we had . No time during' the game did the GRFENVILLF AT GRI'IIENVlI.Ll5 October 24, game at Greenville. Rain! XVe will have to confess that ont- ol' our weak points is playiur: on a wet Held, which was shown by the result of this game. XVc must add that the team sure had the fight. Greenville won, S-0, by a touchdown and a safety. Before ii. the two previous years. each team had beaten the other. ST. MARYS A'l' ST, MARYS On October 31, Van W'ert's lighting eleven ourneyed to St. Marys. Needless to say we won. 6-O, but wc more than outplayed that score. Captain "Red Grange" Lcaser, with the interference of the rest of the team, ran ninety yards for a touchdown. 1 9.26 100 Y, XV. ALUMNI VS. VAN XVERT YVar was declared on the Alumni at 2:30. Armistice day, and when the smoke had cleared away. we found that the high school team was the winner. 13-6. However, we must add that game was exciting all the way through. Then. too. during the tirst half with most of the second team in, we held them 0-fl. ' LIMA CENTRAL AT VAN WERT If it had been lfriclay the 13th instead of Saturday the 14th, we could have seen why we lost. 14-U. Nuff said, and say! wasn't our team wrecked! Poor Casey couldn't rome to school until Tuesday. "Poor dayfr all day. So, Lima Central won. ADA A'l' VAN XVl:lR'l' The ninth game of our srhedule was-1 played here with Ada. Coaclr Moore's team eouldn't get going right. Ada intercepted one of our forward passes and c-ompleted another of their's. The game ended 12-0 in their favor. l-'ORl1lS'l' AT VAN XVERT Our big' 'flianksgiring game was played with the strong' Forest team. ln this game nine Seniors played their last for Y, NY. H. S. Forest won by a score of l9-6. hut the game was very even and exciting. wliirh would not he expected after a big Thanksgiving dinner. 101 l Excalzbuze - - RAYMOND VVILKINSON CVlvll,KJ+C6lIZ5T Avsrrx liimwxuns ftloci-Uno:-fl Sophomorel Our big 6 foot 3 inch center, who could get the tip-off on any opposing man. A'VVilk" is a good shot. and is good on getting the ball off the bank-board. Being develop a little nervous at first, he will into a real basketball player. He has two School more years to play for our High and we will expect big things from him. Ronmvr hlURl'lIY CMISS Mi7R1'I1YD-Gmmi. . . Sophomore Bob was the main man in the offensive and also a strong defensive player. Has two more big years for the varsity. Showed great stuff all year, but especially in the Lima South game. Took a lot of punish- ment in recovering the ball, but always succeeded. Bob should prove a wonder for Van VVert High School in his next two years. PAUL Goonwix CMoLAssEsD-Center Sophomorej Hhlolassesl' was short for a center but was fine on both the offensive and defensive and especially taking the pill off the bank-board. He showed great ability and should be a valuable man for next year's team. Parkie is a tighter from start to finish. He is only a Sophomore. Keep an eye on this lad. We are counting big on you in your next two years. DoNALn ATHA CDONJ-Fai'-wan! Senior This was UDon's1' second year on the squad but his first as a. regular, although this is his second letter in basketball. 'tDon" was a good floor man and had the old eye for the loop. Playing a better offensive game than defensive, but was there with the stuff. t'Doni' played forward and contributed 138 of our 447 points. His services on the Varsity will be greatly missed next year. Sophomore The best guard Van VVert High School ever had. Also one of the main cogs in our offensive system. Although no all- tournament team was picked, he well de- served a place, as neither of his opponents smelt the ball. A hard and aggressive player. VVe are expecting great things of you next year, and we know you can deliver the goods. CHESTER GREENEWALD CCHETD-Fm-fzwi-fl Senior HChet" was mostly seen playing forward but often was sent in at center or guard. Being a fairly good shot, he played a better offensive game than defensive. 'tChet," along with K'Don," are the only two who leave the squad by graduation. Well, good luck to next yearjs team and victory to Cap- tain Hartman in piloting it to victory, and best of luck to our four Sophomore youths who will be with him. CAPT, AND CAPT-ELECT CHARLES CCuonJ HAR'r1x1,xN+F01-wan! junior This was t'Chod's,' third letter in basket- ball, and he is still going toward his twelve- letter goal for his high school career, l'Chod" was high score man for the season, making 143 of our 447 points. VVe wish t'Chod" the best in his Senior year and hope it may be his biggest and best. Also, do we hope he has success in leading next yearls team to victory, as he was re-elected captain for the 1927 warriors. - U-- - 1926-1- O il- ' i l r Excafzfbur P-L--1926 Excafibu - - - gays Bczsfezfbzzll Review Our tirst game of the season was with Ridge. Ridge, who had heen practicing since the tirst dav of school. won, 23-16. Next week the .Xlumni sure were lucky, putting' longs in from hack of th: renter enables them to win. 21-19, Then we got started. lleing ashamed of ourselves for the lirst two games, we turned the tahle and easily defeated Monmouth, lnd., 37-12. l NVe next played a get-an-shoot game. Convoy, like the rest ol' the vounty schools, had played more than we. They added another to their victories hy beating us 35-30. On January 15. the little York Township school heat us, 18-14. hut please look down the page to see what we did to them. An awful game. Lima South, having won every game this year fame to Van NVert evperting to win, hut they didnt Our boys wanted to keep their record with them hy winning as they had in the two past years. 1Ve won hy a 16-lisrore. Ada at Yan 1Vert. The team wanted to wing went wild on our own tloor and gave us an awful trimming. 34-17. But look what we did to them on their fioor on Fehrnary 12h. Yes. we played Paulding this year, but couldn't shoot over the rafters in their Armory, and so we lost, 17-6. ln this game we scored more points than any other time. 1Ve were trying to avenge York's 18-14 victory ovzr us on a previous date. XVe were successful and won hy a large score of 46-23. On February Sth.: Van Yvert went to Convoy. This was a great defensiv: game. Convoy won in the last minute of play hy a count of 16-13. This game started our seven straight victories. XYe won from llecatur in the last quarter. Score 22-17. The big turning point in the dope of the season was when Yan VVert high school heat the strong Ada crew, 26-25. on their own floor, ' Next we turned around and gave Ridge a trimming' on their own floor, 18-11. The hrst quarter ended 9-0 in their favor, the half 9-9, and then we cut loose and linished on top. Our fourth straight victory was when we easily defeated St. Marys on our own floor hy a Count of 27-10. The Alumni. who won from us the second game of our schedule, was easily upset February 24 hy our boys, 31-16. At the 'l'o'urnarncnz. X1'e tirst heat Toledo XVaite Reserv s, 23-25. Then Montpelier, 13-9. And, sorry to say. lost to XYauseon, who went to the state tournament, by a count of 23-21. The last game was played with Rockford. YVe didn't get going good the tirst half. as it ended 13-13. But the game ended -10-23 in our favor. so you see we snapped out of it the last. Game Played van weft .,,.. 16 Ridge .. .... , Hffe We 13 van wen 19 V. w. Alumni Here Dec. 22 XY:-in XVert ,,,,, 39 Monmouth ,,,,, Here Dec. 30 Van YVert ,,,,, 30 Convoy ,,,,,,,.,,, HUC lan- Q Van 1Vert .,,.. 14 York . ,,... -----Y-- There 1311. 13 'Nan VVert ,,,,, 16 Lima South HHS 1311- 16 Van XVert ,,,,, 17 Ada ,,.,.,,.,,,,, . Here Jan. 22 Van Wert ,. , 6 Paulding W Tl19l'2 Jan. 29 Wan YVert 46 York .. ........ Here lan- 30 Van Wert ..... 13 Convoy W ----...- There Pell- 5 'tsllan W'ert .,,,. 22 Decatur ..,, 1112112 Fell. 6 -Lyan Xvgrg 25 Ada Yyrryyyyr lhere Feh. 12 JVM Wert YY,, ,,,,, 1 8 Ridge , ,,,YYY,AVV,A,,, There Feb. 19 'Van Wert .. 27 St. Marys .. ..... ......-. H Eff! Felt. 20 X'Van YVert ,.,,, ,,,,, 3 1 V. YV. Alumni ,,,,.,, ...... .... H 6 TC Feb- 24 sVan VVert ,... . 28 YVaite Reserves A! f0lll'H2mSY1l 'sVan WVert ,.... 18 Montpelier ,,,,,,,,,,, At Uvufniimeni ,Van VVert 21 WVauseon ..,....,...., .... A t foufnamfflf Yan VVert .....,,. .. ..,.., ..........,,,..,,,,,, 4 0 Rockford ..... Here Mardi 17 Van 1Vei-ts total, 4473 opponents' total, 373. G QJYZ the Wauiemz Touwzfzmenf Van XVert made a wonderful showing in the tournament of 1926 at 1Vauseon. XVe were somewhat handi- capped by drawing Toledo 1Vaite Reserves ,in the first rounds and all the other teams drawing a "lJye." But the Van XVerti lads, who were in fine training, heat XVaite 28-26. This was a fine start against our six-foot opponents, who went home all broken-hearted. Then we tackled Montpelier. Needless to say, as you all know, we knopkerl them off 18-9. This was a miserable game. 1Vith a low ceiling and a small floor, no one could connect with the bucket-. The half ended 9-4 in our favor. XVe came back a little better in the last 16 minutes of play and so .we won the second game. Left in the tournament were Libby, Paulding, VVauseon, and Van Xvert. Paulding upset the dope hy beating Lihhy, making sure that they would go to the Findlay tournament. Then came our game. 1Vauseon started with a rush andi soon had us 15-2 before we came to our senses that we were really playing to win. But before the gun shot we had tied them 21-21 and in the last 30 second they scored on a long bullet-shot from the center of the Hoor, which enabled hem to win 23-21. We sure are proud of our fine showing and being eliminated only hy a two-point margin, which probably kept ns from the State Championship tournament at Columbus. Tlut why cry over spilled milk? - - - - 1 1926 104 -l - - ' - - - - Excalibur 6111172 llferf Reserves Howden Q. Jones Feber Smith E. Jones Rucklos Eikenbary Marvin 'freflinger SCORES Van Wert Reserves ,.,,,Y, 28 Ridge Reserves ,,,,, ,,,, , 12 Y Van XVert Reserves .Y,,,,, 30 Delphos "Best Evers' , ,W 9 N' Van NVert Reserves ,,Y, 10 Convoy Reserves ,,,,,,,,, ,,r,, 5 - Van lVert Reserves ,,,,,Y, 19 Yan XVert Dodgers ,,,,,,, ,,,,,, 1 7 Van XYert Reserves ,,,,,,, 13 Uelphos Uliest Evers", 4 Van XVert Reserves ,,e,,,, 26 Convoy Reserves ,,,,, ,Y,,Y, 1 4 Van Wert Reserves ,,,,,.. 14 Ridge Reserves 2 7 Van NVert Reserves ,,,,,. ,..e,,e 2 2 Union Reserves , A, H 16 Yan XVert Reserves ,.,.,,, 29 Union Reserves ,,,,, ,,,,, S Yan XVert Reserves .,,Y,,, 19 Van XVert A. Cfs , , ,,,,, , 10 Yan XVert Reserves 9 Ridge Reserves ,, 21 Van lVert Reserves ,,,..., 224 Opponents' Total ,,,,, 123 The Van VVert lligh School Reserves are composed of the fellows who did not earn a letter. and a group of third team fellows kept out all season to practice against the varsity. These fellows played reserve teams of their equal in this county and had a very successful season. winning ten out of the eleven games played. You can see by their fine showingi that they scored 224 points to their opponents' 123. They won the first ten games and were defeated only by Ridge Reserves in the eleventh game. but they had won from them twice. These fellows who were always at practice and helped to develop the varsity to the strong team that they were. are: John Smith. Edward Jones. Harold Feber, Richard Rucklos, George Treffinger. John- Bowden. VVayne Eikenbary. David Jones. and Paul Marvin. VVe wish the best to these fellows next year. x! 1926- - - - - - - 105 I I Excalzfnur MARY ELLEN BoNNEwrrz-"l?wmie" JULIA ROBERTS--"Judy" Side Center "Bonnie" has 't1'ed" hair and when she plays we know she means business. "Bon- nie" played her position well as side cen- ter but could also play guard. VVe are Very glad to know that she will be here to play for us two more big years. She's full of pep and ginger too, and just a good little sport through and through. CAPTAIN hlABEL BIclJoNA1.D-".llae" Forward "Nlae'l was a fine little forward and ever on the jump ready to shoot. She also had good pass work and kept most of her guards on the jump. She encouraged the team on and was always there to back it. t'Mael' will be with us one more year and we are counting big on her to play for Van NYert High School. C,xPT.-UN-lELec'T NELL115 Po'r'rs-"Parrot" Guard Q "Potts" was a good tighter. She played guard and center both well. "Potts" was not only a good player but a good sport at all time. therefore we are very glad to know that Nellie received the captainship for her Senior year. Good luck, "Potts," and we know you will have it as we will be back of you. li1.1zAm5'rH Kroizu---"lfil!1' Guard t'Bill" is only a 'tFreshman" but neverthe- less she made the team and proved to be a- very good player. She was a little scared at tirst but was always on the job and kept the ball going. VVe are sure counting big on her in the next three years. So come on. "Bill." we will be with you. Center "Judy" was one of our most valuable play- ers and without her we would have been at a loss. 'tjudyn could play almost any posi- tion and do it well. But we think of her as our center. She made the team in her Freshman year and we are glad to say she will play two more years with us. Come on. 'fludyf' you give us lots of "pep" hlIl.DRED RAI.sToN-"1PulJton" Forward- "Ralston" proved to be a real forward. A little excitable at tirst but she soon snapped out of it. At York and from then on she sure held down her position. "Ralston" played exceedingly well in the St. Mary's game. dropping them in from every angle. She is only a Freshman and we are proud to say she will play three more years. hlARGUERITE RUNION-"Ramon" Guard "Runion" is a Senior and we are sorry to say this is her last year to play for Van VVert High School. but just the same she played mighty fine and was always on the guard. She was never tired or lagging but always showing the old-time iight. We hope you go to college and try some more basketball. - - - - -1926 lO6 I Excalzfuur r'l---1926 ""-"""-'T7' ' ' I Excalibur DECEMBER18, 1925 The Yan Wert High School girls' basketball team was defeated in the tit-st game of the season by the Ridge girls on our own floor by a score of 31-14. Van XVert girls put up a big fight but at no time were they in the lead. McDonald played best for Van XVert. DECEMBER 22, 1925 The Van NVert High girls won from the Alumni girls by a score of 11-5. The game proved to he an exciting on- although the High School girls were well in the lead all the time. ' j,XNl'.-TRY 9, 1926 The Scarlet and Gray girls gave up their third game of the season to Convoy girls on our floor by the score of 22-10. Roberts and Bonnewitz starred for Van XVert. JANUARY 15, 1926 The girls' team of Van 1'Vert High School had to give up this game to the York girls on York's flour, by I a score of 24-16. Ralston, a Freshman. proved herself a very eliicient forward in this game and from then on was a running mate of Mcllonald. Roberts also played well. JANUARY 22, 1926 Our next game on the schedule was with the Ada girls. VVe were beaten, but it was no disgrace as they were the best team we ran up against all year.Captain Blellonald led the scoring for Yan XYert. Kiger is a good guard. by the way, JANUARY 29, 1926 On the 29th of January th- Yan NYert High School Girls outplayed the Paulding girls at Paulding by a grand score ol' 11-9. This was a spectacular game since the score was in Pauldingis favor at the end of the tirst half, JANUARY 30, 1926 The girls of Yan XYert were defeated by the York girls on our floor by a count of 25-7. The gam: was fast and exciting during the first quarter, lt ended in a tie 3-3. But all through the rest of the game York was in th- lead. Potts and Roberts played well for Van XVert. l"l'Il3RLfARY 5, 1926 I Again the Yan NVert girls' basketball team was defeated by the Convoy girls on their tloor by a score of 19-10. Convoy was well in the lead all through the game. lionnewitz and Iilcllonald played best for Yan Wert in this game. lf1CliRL'ARY 6. 1925 Van XVert girls' team gave up to the basketball team of Decatur by the count of 25-16. Potts played best for Van 1Vert. She is a good 'told tighter." FEBRUARY 19, 1926 The girls' team of Yan XX'ert were oxxrwhelmed by the girls' team of Ridge on their tloor by the score of 19-11. Ralston is still coming tine and has the old eye for the loop. 171-ZBRUARY 20. 1926 On this date Yan NYert girls won the tinal game of the season on their own tloor from St. Marys by a score ot' 29-18. The game was fast and interesting. The girls played the half floor rules and it seemed to agree with them. The outstanding player was Ralston, our little Freshman. who made the most points for her team. -j W Y t TE -cbqss C at SEQ... SJW W E donga d s Cprlele R Scgifli Eelttqslfatq 031152 l QWYILL LZQSRFT 'Qgwcz.7l" WKESUWEQ Gtllflsiz rvokd ,ttn V ztl-and - Utctelzsft D910-"1'iZ:'?S Digs A I 'Thaaha QYMFTWGIW ER I G- fvotr-5 Q W 1926 l f - Excalibuie Tiaseball Schedule Celina ,,lY, ,,,, 5 Van VVert ,,,,,,,, 16 April 16, Here Paulding ..,, ,l,, 6 Van Wert ,YY,,,,, 5 April 23, Here Delphos 6 Van Wert ,....,, ,,,, 7 April 30, Here WVren ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.A ,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 6 X Van NVert ,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,, l 6 May 3, Here Decatur-Van Wert-May 7, There. Decatur-Van VVert--May 14, Here. Paulding'-Van VVert-May 21, There. Yiaxeball Comment Owing to cold Weather and a wet Held our baseball season was a little shortened. Atha, Greenewald, and Hartman. each of these fellows playing their third year. were the only letter men. After a few nights' practice a squad of twelve fellows was picked to hold up the Hne baseball standard of the last two years. The squad consisted of VVilkinsou, Hartman. Atha, Murphy, Evans, Greenewald, Harris, Wise. Cobb, Rucklos, Bowden and Semers. After the first game, which we won 16-5 from Celina, 'AChet" Greenewald was elected captain to pilot the 1926 sluggers, The first game was enough to assure us of a prosperous season. VYith Vi'ilkinson in the box we held our opponents to a few hits. Our boys showed great stun' with the hat, having an average for the entire team around .300. The next game of our schedule was with Paulding. Aftera hard-fought eight innings the score stood 6-5 in favor of the opponents. In the ninth, with the bases full for us. we were unable tq score. VVe had to hand them the game 6-5. On, April 30th Van VVert showed excellent form by winning from Delphos in a ten-inning game. In the last of the tenth VVilkinson did the hero stunt with two men down and Murphy on first by slugging a three-bagger into the right field. allowing Murphy to score and winning the game for Van VVert by a 7-6 score. 1 926 I - -l- 109 Excalibur . . , 'Uzm Wverzf Hzgh School Qzrls Scores Yan XVert ..,,,,,, ..,... l 4 Ridge ..Y, ,Y,YY,..YY,., 3 l Yau Wm.. ,,,,, ,,,,,, 1 1 V. W. Alumni , 5 Yan Wert ,,,,.,A, YYY,,. l 2 Convoy YVYYYYYYYYYYYYY YY.... 2 2 Van NVert .,,..,,, ,,.,Y, l 6 York .... 24 Van XVert Y....... ,.,,Y, l 0 Adil ...,., . YffY,Y 24 Yan XYert ,,,,.,A, ,,.... 1 1 Paulding ..A, 9 Van W'crt .,...... ,,,,,, 7 York ,,.,,, . 25 Van Wert .,,,.,.. YY,,,, 1 U Convoy ..A. YY-... 1 9 Van XVert ,,,,,,,, ,,,,,. l 6 Decatur .. YY.,.. 25 Van XVert YYYYYYY YYYVVY 4 Ada .V.... AYAYYYY 2 2 Van NVert ,,,,,,,, ,Y,,Y. l 1 Ridge .,...f -..,,- 2 9 Yan XYert ,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,.,.. 2 9 St, Mary's . ,Y,..1. 18 Wearer of the " Leland Agler ,,...... V" i 11 ------ Football Basketball '22 '23 '24 '23 '24 '25 Baseball '21-'22 '24-'25-'26 y Donald Atha ....... -'25 25 26 Reynold Bush ..,,,,.. '25 Austin Edwards ,,..., '25 Kenneth Edwards .,.,. '25 '26 Robert Fawcett 1,....., ,. '22-'23-'24-'25 '23-'24-'25 Paul Goodwin ,,,, W .frrffrr '26 Chester Greenewald '25 '26 Merwyn Grill ,,........ '25 Charles Hartman ,,..... '23-'24-'25 '24-'25-'26 Carey jones ..L,,,,.,,,, '24-'25 David Jones .,,,,,,,, '25 Byron Leaser ,,..... '23-'24-'25 '24-'25 Robert Murphy ,,,,.. '26 Donald Ort ,.,,,,.., '25 Bernard Smith ,..,,,..,, '25 Iames Thomas ,,...,..,,,.. '25 Norman Van Vorris ,,,,,,, '25 Raymond Wilkinson ,,..., '25 Robert Wilson ,.,,,,,,,.,,. '25 Roy Wise ,.,......,,.,,,,,. '24- 25 The 'Ufm lVert Hzlgh School Reserves The Van Wert Reserves are quite fast, "Stouebraker Jones" never misses a pass. 'tliddie Jones" is a guard, you can't get around, And "Paul Marvin" is always on the ground. "Smith" is wonderful, he has a good form, But he couldn't make a basket with a handful of corn. "Bowden" can dribble like the wind, And "Ruckles" blows all his shots in. "Feber" is good, as good as he can be, 'l'hat's why he misses so many shots you see. Next comes t'Eikenbary" the surest shot of all, He hasn't made a basket since last fall. "'l'reffinger" is a crab as you all can see, But he's a darn good shot when he wants to be. Every time we play and win a game, We crab and crab, that's our middle name. But everything is all right when we see "Pug Moore," And he says, "We played as good as the game before." '24-'25-'26 '24-'25-'26 '24-'25 '26 '26 '25 '26 -Paul Marvin. 11,0 1 926 Q3 Zi. F E ' will EEBHE glfeaiuras Sent. 7, Monday--Fair is over and we take up our winter toil. Are the Freshies green? Oh, my yes. Are the Seniors proud and haughty? Oh, my no. Sept 8, Tuesday-Regular classes start and we submit to the daily grind. Sept. 9, XVednesday-By this time, we have formed our opinion of all the teachers and we're not saying what it is. Sept. 10, Thursday-YVe have survived three days of mental gymnastics. Sept. 11, Friday-XVhoopee-Only thirty-five more weeks of school. Sept. 12, Saturday-Fellows begin football practice. Sept. 13, Sunday-High School dates once more begin to thrive. Bet Delphos had a good business tonight. Sept. 14, Monday--Juniors elect class odicial for the coming year, tRachel says on- comingj. Sept. 15, Tuesday-Mr. Menschel gives his annual lecture on the resuming of studies. Sept. 16, 1fVednesday--So many cases of tar- diness that a certain Room 20 on second, better known as Detention, holds open house. Sept. 17, Thursday-Seniors ch o o s e four males to guide their faltering footsteps during their last year of high school days. Sept. 18, Friday--First chapel p r o g r a m. Nothing exceptional. Sept. 19, SaturdayfThe male commercial professor begs, on bended knee, for an interview to take place on the following' evening with the chic and smiling domestic science teacher. Sept. 20, Sunday--lt was demurely granted. Sept. 21, Monday-"Sophs" select their crew to man their "ship of state." Sept. 22, Tuesday-High School Clubs are formed. Sept. 23, Wednesday-Ir. Hi-Y meet and or- ganize. Sept. 24, Thursday--So far, only sixteen have been posted on the lost list. Dick Long- well heads the list, Bill Kiger follows. Sept. 25, Friday-Big pep meeting followed by a high school party. Several of our progressive students step out. Sept. 26, Saturday-Red L. leads our foot- ball team to victory in the first game of the season. Van VVert 24, Wapakoneta 0. Sept. 27, Sunday-Fellows celebrate the vic- tory with their best girls. K. K K. run- ning over. Sept, 28, Monday-Yi-Hi and Hi-Y meetings start. Sept. 29, Tuesday-Freshies finally e 1 e c t their officers. Sept. 30, YVednesday-Poor day, nothing do- mg. Oct. 1, Thursday-S e n i 0 r class learning "The Canterbury Tales." Oct. 2, Friday-Ten late. Room 20 jammed full. VVhy does Eddie I. persist in kill- ing Hies in Modern History. Oct. 13, lSaturday--Ponr day. We lost to Lima South. Oct. 4, Sunday-,Toe O. goes to Union Town- ship to see his girl but when he gets there he is afraid to go in. Oct. 5, Monday-Quite a commotion is caused in Modern History when I. E, S. took off his shoe and complained of a corn. Oct. 6, Tuesday--Sale of Second NVard Journal. Oct. 7, Wednesday-Eddie N. makes a grace- ful entrance into the suidy hall, but was late by a nose. Too bad, Nick. Oct. 8. Thursday-Fire drill, no losses. Oct. 9, Friday-Mr. Cotner shows his abil- ity as a chemist and a fire fighter. The fire extinguisher exploded. Nobody killed. Oct. 10, Saturday-Football. Defiance vs. Van VVert, but we did not lose. Oct. 11, Sunday-VVonder why Dick R. didn't have a date with E. 17,? Heard some- thing about crap shooting and him not having any money and-well, we feel sorry for him. ii a 5 X . -' .-f--I f ff QQ is A n u U Z ETH ? YI y ii I ., 46 1 ' ff 4 Z t Av fi 'N 5' Welcome C-1-u-Bi-sl 1 '15 .nf memos 2 I ti by 'T ' ., 7J'i?- 'v, 1.5 f JV-i'?42'f 'VH H l ll if '1 This will be 'HR bcsi nlunbcv we've avg, I-Na," -PDP Bswiona. 0 xxx Q- 1 f 'Q 53:1 all 1 The Kim off. 'Q 501118 ITIS radice ith: Gogn fiiulel "lJo1m 0 oihu-s as you would have Jo -unio you." .. 1 e.. .- --A Q -X Q r 5,- X Thr s qivlnq in qthggiilfcnlni- EXCClIZ'bZlT' Oct. 12, Monday-Columbus discovered Amer- ica 433 years ago. VVe can't do much better. Oct. 13, TuesdayfQueer mumbling of boys in Senior Class. NVonder what it is? Oct. 14, VVednesday-Every one has his mind on the World Series. ilct. 15, Thursday---Disturb not the Bulletin Board. Oct. 16, Friday-Clubs. In Excalibur Club Bernard confesses that he is the missing joke. Oct. 17, Saturday-Football - -Paulding vs. Van VVert. VVe won't mention scores. Oct. 18. SundayfEverbody that wants to go to Heaven should be in church by eleven. Oct, 19, Monday-4'The P r o p o s e d New School Building" by Mr. Sullivan. Oct. 20, Tuesday-Freshmen learn how to scuftie their feet when pennies are thrown. Oct. 21, Wlednesday-First night of Fall Festival. liuy sizzling canine from the Y-Hi Girls. Oct. 22, Thurscla.yfMardi Gras Night. Oct. 23, Friday-Chapel program. Good music. Everyone asleep. Oct. 24, Saturday--Football. Yan Vl'ert vs. Greenville. ,Nuff said. Oct. 25, Sunday--K.-K K, full all after- noon. Oct. 26, Monday-'iThe Stormf' first number of the Lecture Course, was a grand suc- cess. Oct. 27, Tuesday---Hi-Y and Y-Hi meetings. Grade cards A, R, C , ll, F'sg I., M, N, O, F'sg S, A, R, F's. Gee, ain't poetry grand? Oct. 28, NVednesday-First big snow, Sev- eral Freshies were seen bringing sleds to school. Oct. 29, Thursday-Club today. Oct. 30, Friday--Vacation. Teachers, lnsti- tute t?j The teachers that have girls in other towns always visit those towns. Det. 31, SaturdayfHallowe'en. F o 0 t b al l game between Van XVert and St. Maryis. Red tGrangej Leaser made a wonderful run. Nov. 2, Monday-W'hoopee, big surprise- tifteen minute program by grade pupils. Nov. 3, Tuesday-Talk of party in the air. Nov. 4, VVednesdayfSchool bill has passed. Now the poor dear children will have plenty of room. Nov. 5, Thursday-Talk of big riot in school, but no settlement. Nov. 6, Friday-Chapel. Y-Hi puts on pro- gram. Junior-Senior party. Nov. 7, Saturday-Football. Decatur vs. Van XVert. Nov. 9, MondayfMr, Sheldon entertains us. Tells us how to tomorrow today. Nov. 10, TuesdayfGla.d news---we are to have a holiday. Nov. 11, VVednesdayfArmistice Day. Foot- ball--Alumni vs. Van XVert and Van VVert won 13-6. Nov. 12, Thursday-Talk in behalf of High School Fund. Rain. Nov. 13, Friday-Zowie-Friday the thir- teenth, but we're not superstitious. Nov. 14, SaturdayfFootball. Lima Central vs. Van Vifert. Nov. 16, Monday4Tryouts start for the High School Play. Nov. 17, Tuesday-+No events-no news. This is logical. Nov. 18, VVednesdayfSomeone should start something, but they do not. Nov. 19, ThursdayfCast picked for High School Play. No detention and we get out early. Nov. 20, Excalibur Club puts on program advertising their wares. Football, Ada Vs. Van Wert. Nov. 21, Saturday-All is well in Rear Town. Nov. 23, Monday-Mr. Sullivan appoints a High School reporter. Nov. 24, TuesdayfTake time off to get ready for 'Thanksgiving by cleaning out our desks. Nov. 25, YVednesday-XVhy is everyone so quiet around the Study Hall? 1926 - +- - 111 X Excaf 11911729 - - - Nov. 26, Can't say much. Ate too much Turkey. Football. Forrest vs. Van YVert. Nov. 27, Friday-Everyone sick. Doctors have good business. Nov. 28, Saturday-Golly, ain't you glad they don't have school on Saturday? Nov. 29, Sunday-Mr. Speith steps out. Nov. 30, Monday-Back to school and everyone happy. Only 25 days till Christmas. Dec, 1, Tuesday-Excalibur staff meeting. Dec. 2, Wednesday-Presentation of letters to football meu. Don Atha makes a speech. Dec. 3, Thursday-Calendar for all future High School events in paper. Dec. 4, Friday-R ainy day. Prehistoric party. Dec. 5, Saturday-The day after the night before. Everyone is recuperating. Dec. 6, Sunday-lnk is frozen up. No news. Dec. 7, Monday-Mr. Cotner sports a new vest today. We learn about the vast sums in the treasury of each class. Dec. 8, Tuesday-Grade cards. Let's not talk about it. Dec. 9, Wednesday-Excalibur program for grades. Dec. 10, Thursday-? F ? ? ?? Dec. 11, Friday-Good Chapel program. Ex- calibur party. Dec. 12, Saturday-Only 13 more days until Christmas, Have you written your letter to Santa Claus yet, Freshie? Dec. 13, Sunday-Day of rest-mostly. Dec. 14, Monday-High School play, "Am I Intrudingfw Dec. 15, Tuesday-High School Operetta, "Feast of the Red Corn." . Dec. 16, Wednesday-Sale of Second Ward Journals. , Dec. 17, Thursday-School out 15 minutes early. Hurrah. Dec. 18, Friday-Clubs. First basketball game. Ridge vs. Van Wert. Tell you who won tomorrow. Dec. 19, Saturday-Don't ask any foolish questions. Dec. 20, Sunday-VVhere do We go from here? Dec. 21, Monday-Only four days till Santa Claus comes. Dec. 22, Tuesday-Basketball. Alumni vs. Van Wert. Dec. 23, Wednesday-Big Christmas pro- gram. Long vacation. Dec. 24, Thursday-This is the day we hang up our stockings. Dec. 25, Friday- Merry Dec. 26, Saturday- Christmas Dec. 27, Sunday- and Dec. 28, Monday- a Dec. 29, Tuesday- Happy Dec. 30, Wednesday- New Dec. 31, Thursday- Year Ian. 1, Friday-Start the New Year right. Have lots of parties. Ian.2, Saturday-Mental anguish. Ian. 3, Sunday-Tomorrow we must go back to school. Jan. 4, Monday-Lecture course. John Ross Reed Company. Jan. 5, Tuesday-See you later. Jan. 6, Wednesday-Miss Z. cops the climax today by sending four naughty boys to detention. Ian. 7, Thursday-Big joys tomorrow. Fac- ulty program announced. Ian. 8, Friday-No program- too many colds. Ian. 9, Saturday-Basketball. Convoy vs. Van Wert. Score, 35-30 in Convoy's favor. Jan. 10, Sunday-Mr. Nott gave the canary bird a drink of moonshine and it killed the cat, and seriously injured the bulldog. Be careful What you pass around. Ian. 11, Monday-Mr. Cotner comments on the peculiar sleepy feeling that some of his pupils have on Monday morning. Ian. 12, Tuesday-Cafeteria does a rushing business today. Q - - - war :ke K" - 'T , C7 ' ' ' ., A V. . .. -ff -- ,. 1- . .., ax.-. -' QD, ,JL ef , Je ' fii:7iiiif.1sgEif' i ,,'-.:- X 4 .LX X 5 fe fylxr it fhrislemfwfl we llvfgxvuriif-N . Z Z ZZ Z f ZZ 1 ii B f, llwlli I 'Si ,F-. if 05 H Jan. Lb- Jflll lfree an' rurmln' Wild. -ss-fs Lungs' Lily? ' T 1, ffl W K , X, , I .F ' ' it - jill... 1- I x ,Cf ' X Feb. lLl'7 .1 '- 1 -. gz--wWa' ,,f25.,-- 1., .- 12-gf--mrggg. f- ,N -.fic +H""L': ' , ,,,g.,.-.fLgib . f L. ,e'4' Wifi ---' ff- . --7 2, 6 nh! Q. ,.. ,Ag 1,1 . ,A M X 'ff?ei.Q:.esif H2 Ian. 13, XVednesday-Third number of the Lecture Course, "The Elixis of Lovef, Ian. 14, Thursday-Let us have air. Mr. Menschel mentions exams. Ian. 15, Friday-Clubs. Basketball. York vs. Van VVert, and oh, the limburger cheese. Ian. 16, Saturday-Hip-Hip-we beat Lima South in basketball 15-16. Jan. 17, Sunday-Floyd S. had a heavy date this evening. They went to church. Ian. 18, Monday-Hi-Y and Y-Hi meetings. Ian. 19, Tuesday-Tev. D. looked like a convict today when he entered the study hall. Ian. 20, VVednesday-just one more day. Oh -how nervous. . Jan. 21, Thursday-Exams. Ian. 22, Friday-Exams, again. Basketball. Ada vs. Van Wert. Ian. 23, Saturday-Recovering from exams. Ian. 24, Sunday-john Murphy went to Sun- day School and to church today and that's all. Ian. 25, Monday-Rearrangement of sched- ules and seating. Jan. 26, Tuesday-Seniors sent to Room 25 for semester. Ian. 27, Wednesday-Organization of inter- class basketball teams. Ian. 28, Thursday--Grade cards. Punk- Punker. Jan. 29, Friday-Talk by Y. M. C. A. sec- retary. We welcome you to Van Wert. Ian. 30, Saturday-Basketball. York vs. Van Wert. Ian. 31, Sunday-Off day. B: hack tomor- row. Feb. 1, Monday-Lecture Course, Tom Skey- hill, world traveler. Feb. 2, Tuesday-Ground hog day, but he didnit see his shadow. Feb. 3, Wednesday-Tryouts for junior Class Play. Feb. 4, Thursday-Talk by Miss Scott, W. C. T. U. worker. Feb. 5, Friday-Mr. Charles Brandom Booth, a representative of the Big Sister and Big Brother movement, addressed us to- day. Feb. 6, Saturday-Basketball. Van VVert vs. Decatur, I'll say we won, 22-17. Feb. 7, Sunday-The usual thing in the usual way. Feb. 8, Monday-Lecture C o u r s e, Smiley Brothers quintet. Feb. 9, Tuesday--Everyone in Chem Lab, has the giggles today. They made nitrous oxide, or laughing gas. Feb. 10, Wednesday-Ink froze up again. Too cold to write. Feb. 11, Thursday-First interclass basket- ball games. Seniors vs. Juniors. Feb. 12, Friday-Basketball. Van Wert vs. Ada. Feb. 13, Saturday-Chas. Kirk and his pipe and his bicycle visit those people who missed school yesterday afternoon. Feb. 14, Sunday-Valentine day. Lot of candy and flowers sold. Feb. 15, Monday-Talk to assembly on "World Peacef' Feb. 16, Tuesday-Silent hour-but not for " the timid Seniors. Feb. 17, VVednesday--lnterclass basketball. Seniors and Sophs. Feb. 18. Thursday-Off early, grade pupils use Assembly Hall. Feb. 19, Friday-Eddie J. causes another commotion in chemistry and the Study Hall with hydrogen sulphide. Feb. 20, Saturday-SS :S S5 Zi 5 ,ii ,ii S S Yes, it is :S day in Van VVert. Feb. 2114 Sunday-She ain't wot she used to e. Feb. 22, Monday-No school! Feb. 23, Tuesday-"How Betsy Ross Made Old Glory," by Fourth Ward pupils. Feb. 24, Wednesday-Big crowd in detention tonight. Feb. 25, Thursday-Basketball -Faculty Vs. Seniors, Alumni vs. High School. Y-Hi Colonial party. Colonial dames root for Seniors and High School, helping them win the games. 1 9.26 WASTE 'file - - - Excafibure Feb. 26, Friday-Chapel. Senior and Junior party. Feb, 27, Saturday-County Basketball Tour- nament at Y. M. C. A, Convoy boys and Union girls win championships. Feb. 28, Sunday-Iohn M. went to Delphos and didn't get back for school Monday. March 1, Monday-March comes in like a lion. March 2, Tuesday-Final presentation of the Junior Class Play, "And Home Came Tedf' March 3, Chem. class weeping bitterly to- day. They made tear gas. March 4, Thursday-Howard D. had a date tonight. This is the second in 18 years. March 5, Friday-Clubs today. March 6, Saturday-Van VVert meets her waterloo an Wauseon in the tournament. March 7, Sunday-Very cold day. Too cold for date trees to have fruit. March 8, MondayffDerby YVeek. Huy a derby and be in style. March 9, Tuesday+Grade cards. as gi 1' Blankety-blank. March 10, Wednesday-We do wish the Seniors would leave their toys at home. March ll, Thursday-We don't believe all that stuff about ground hogs. W'e are nearly frozen. March 12, Friday-Chapel program by boys of Public Speaking class. WVasn't Mrs. Murphy motherly? March 13, Saturday-Big tight in town. March 14, Sunday-Ralph S. is still rush- ing matters with Faenella F. March 15, Monday--Same old grind. March 16, Tuesday-Everybody goes skating. March 17, YVednesday-Freshies come to school decked out in their favorite color. March 18, Thursday'-HFirst spring day. March 19, Friday-Teachers sick. No clubs. No short periods. March 20, SaturdaykMy, how the weather does change. March 21, Sunday-Lots of dates flourish in warm weather. March 22, Monday-Mr. Sullivan gives us a lecture on the discipline of the school. March 23, Tuesday-One of those dull, dark, disagreeable days. March 24, Wednesday-Thank you. XVe feel much better. March 25, Thursday--"North end gangu late today. Must have been out late last night. March 26, Friday-YVas it nice today? It was not. March 27, Saturday--Harold F. starts his business career today. VVe are glad to see ambition in boys. March 28,1 Sunday-Say, there was a hot time in the old town tonight. How cum? A house burned down. March 29, Monday-Why is everybody so sleepy this morning? March 30, Tuesday-Detention full and over- Howing. March 31, Wednesday-'A dignified Senior is seen sliding down the stairs. April 1, Thursday--April Fool!! April 2, Friday-Seniors are working hard on their class play. April 3, Saturday-The day before the big parade. April 4, Sunday-It has came!!! You didn't look exactly like a Paris model or a Prince of Wales, but you did very well. April 5, Monday-Ate too many Easter eggs. April 6, Tuesday-We have many promising school teachers in our high school. April 7, iVednesday-Y-Hi. April 8, Thursday--Poor day. Only 9,999,- 999 murdered and 9,999 hurt. April 9, Friday-Clubs. April 10, Saturday-Everybody late to work. April 11,, Sunday-Good business in Delphos tonight. April 12, Monday7Hi-V and Y-Hi. April 13, TuesdayffThere is an attraction for Chet G. in V-8. April 14, Wednesday-Everything is swim- ming in the overflow of town creek. 1 926 I- DY JF' SWE' Ex sl Jut-ZLl- S HBTNTOCK QTOWS. arch I7? ofeazl f--: 2 'T' '-if F sf P A 7 u 5 f In e lf? 0 IVE- .pf K F-V ltr 'fi a E l ii ii . 1 t , nn , f ac "Fm, , P Ho Fuv-i-All C-""n2 l-rare! lilly .Zim Our Pee--.. Arnu I1 -4 1. o. 113 April 15, Thursday4Prayei' meeting. April 16, Friday-Lights out on second floor. First baseball gamellll XVe won. April 17, Saturday-Dress rehearsal for the Senior Class Play. April 18, Sunday-Rosie is kept up late for was it early?J as usual. April 19, MondayfSenior Class Play, "A Iury of Our Peersfy My how progressive our thrifty wives are. April 20, Tuesday-A dignif-'led Senior girl steps out. How children do grow up, April 21, Wednesday-Seniors are recovering and back on the job April 22, ThursdaykNow ain't that awful how these girls break their Prom dates? April 23, Friday-Baseball. Van YVert vs. Celina. 'Nuff said. April 24, Saturday-Working hard. April 25, SundaygNow I wonder what we did. April 26, Monday-Strange odors come from Chem Lab. April 27, TuesdayfMr. Cotner had to go away-on business. April 28, Wednesday-He's back. Looks rather sleepy. April 29, Thursday-Prayer meeting. April 30, Friday-Chapel. Music by grades. Talk on Africa. May 1, Saturday-Happy day. May clay. But it is so cold. May 2, SundaygFair and Warmer. May 3, Monday-Erma and Harold had a fight, including strong words and violent blows. May 4, Tuesday-Mr. Bowland wants to know if you see women in Van Wert wearing bear skin. May 5, YVednesday-VVhy do the Seniors have such sad looks on their faces? May 6, Thursday-Ruth Fugate came to school today crying because she couldn't bring her doll. There, there, Ruth, don't cry. May 7, Friday-Chapel program by mem- bers of Y-Hi and Hi-Y. Baseball, Van WVert vs. Decatur. May 8, Saturday'-Good game yesterday. May 9, Sunday-Oh, where is my wandering boy tonight? May 10, Monday--Every day in every way we are more than glad we aren't having final exams. May 11, Tuesday-Say, fellows, let's go swimming! l l ! May 12, Wednesday-Another p o o r day. They stole our clothes. May 13, Thursday-D e t e n tio n strangely empty tonight. May 14, Friday'-Clubs. May 15, Saturday-Everybody is cleaning house. May 16, Sunday-Bonnie and Boots are to- gether as usual. May 17, Monday-Rosie is absent according to custom. May 18, Tuesday-Godfrey H. had an acci- dent today. May 19, Wednesday-What is .this world coming to- when girls ride on the bumpers and tops of cars for a thrill? May 20, Thursday--Everything went wront today. May 21, FridayfChapel. Too hot to say any more. May 22, Saturday-All out at Orchard Heights. Nice place to go. May 23, Sunday-Go to church, of course. May 24, Monday-Only five more days of school. We feel so sad 'n there's a lump in our throats. May 26, Wednesday-Poor day for every- boy, especially the Seniors. May 27, Thursday-Went fishing. May 28, Friday-Last day. Grade cards. Prom. May 29, Saturday--Did you get in "in the wee sma' hours?" May 30, Sunday-Bacculaureate Sermon, May 31, Monday-Commencement. Now it's over. We are graduated. Iune 1, Tuesday-Farewell party. Excalilnu Thank You VVe wish to eXpress our gratitude to the good citizens of Van Wert who so kindly gave us per- mission to use pictures of their gardens in this, our High School Year Book. Furthermore, we wish to thank the merchants of this city who have helped to make this ebook possible by advertising in it. Lastly, to the folks who have bought this book we are indebted for your support and hope that after inspecting the book you will feel that you have been amply repaid. YE ED. uf Tragedy They sent me down to room twenty-tive Because I talked too much, I am the very best girl alive, And always known as such. I really did not talk at all Or do a single thing, I'n1 as good as I am small, My virtues here I sing. VVho sent me there, I want to know And why he sent me there, I ought to know why I should go, So won't you please play fair? -Letha Cleland. - - - --1926 114 Excalibur GUR advertisers, by their gen- erous support, have helped to make this book what it is. Let us show our appreciation of their kindness by patronizing them Whenever possible. Congratulations, Class of "26" Remember, That a Man's Character Is Portrayed by THE CLOTHES HE WEARS '23 FEIGERT '55 GRENAMIER The Store for Men and Boys 1 926 Excalibur THE BONNEWITZ COMPANY Department Store Extends Congratulations to the Seniors 0 192 and also to the other young men and Women of the High School who are looking forward to their Senior Year. 116 1 926 Excalzlnun Bowers Drug Co. A Good Drug Store Drugs, Medicines, Toilet Articles and Sundries Prescriptions Nyal Remedies Wall Paper Kodaks Breathes there the girl with appetite so dead, VVho, after the dance. to her shiek hath not said, "VVhere do we eat ?'l If ik Y ak PK Boots: "I got 90 in that testf' Rosie: "Honestly?'7 Boots: "VVell. not entirely," Pk DK FK 31 PU Mr. Spieth: "l'1l give you just one day to hand in those experiments." john M.: "All right. How about the Fourth of july?" if PF lk lk if Mr. Bowlaud: "Rumble do you own a ear?" Jimmie: "Yes, a Ford." Rowland: "VVell, that's pretty close." What's the use of making money if in the making of it We have not derived pleasure and made friends? Come Again The First National Bank Homer J. Gilliland, President Harry L, Conn, Vice-President James M. Collette, Cashier 1926- 117 Excalibure - - - - Meet Your Friends at YOUNG'S DRUG STORE Corner Main and Washington Phone 3254 Freshman CLASS HIGH SCHOOL Most Popular Boy ..Y,,e,e , ,e,ee.7 ,,,Dick Good Charles Hartman Most Popular Girl ..r,r, rrr,rr,...... B eaulah iDas Margaret Blake Best Boy Student ..r,,oor,,,oo,,,rl,,,e Ulysess Glass Ralph Snyder Best Girl Student ,.,,,r , ,r,rrr,,,,r,.,. Mabel Cordier , Fanella Fell Best All-Round Girl Student ,... Bill Kiger Mabel McDonald Best All-Around Boy Studentrlidward Linser VVittiest Girl .,,r,rr , r,,,,,,,,,,,,, Pauline VValter julia Poe Greenest Freshman.. , rr,,,r,,,,,r,,, Isabel VVells Prettiest Girl i.,,,,,,oo W ,,,,r, ,Pauline VVeisman Rachel Young STUDENTS OF VAN WERT HIGH SCHOOL! 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Approved by the Department of Education of Ohio for the training of com- mercial teachers. Other courses leading to the degree of B. C. S. THE MIAMI-JACOBS BUSINESS COLLEGE Dayton, Ohio BEFORE EXABIS Now I lay me down to sleep Ii 1'ttl b k 1 my 1 e un , I hope to die before I wake, And thus escape a flunk. lk Pk 41 JK if Ruth Rison: "I have one Senior study, oh, no, I mean one Senior steady," if Pk Pk :lf 111 Erma: 4'Oh. Harold, dear, Why did you turn out the lights?" "Doon: HI wanted to see if my pipe was still lit." if ek Pk if 114 First Senior: "Well, I answered a question in class today." "What answer did you give 7" "Present " Second Senior: First Senior: . . K ODEL BRO . All Kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats 105 E. Main --1926 - Excalzfnurx Exclusive Millinery Luxtone Toilet Articles Silk Hosiery and Handkerchiefs KATHRYN LENTZ East Main and Court Sts. O Semors Most Popular Boy 7 .. ,7,,,,,7,7,,7,7777, , Rosie Agler Most Popular Girl , , Kate Gleason Best Student Boy Y,l, ,. ,,.,. ,.,, , 7 ,, Dave Cordier Best All-Around Girl Athlete ,,,, Best All-Round Boy Athlett ,, Wlittiest Girl t,,,, . - Greenest Ifreshman ,,,, W . , Prettiest Girl Most Handsome Boy ,,,,, Marguerite Runnion Don Atha Louise Bonnewitz Sappy Longwell Opal Ludwig joe Prickly ILD BRCDTHERS Fresh, Salt and Smoked M E TS A Satisfied Customer Is Our Best Advertisement -I' 122 1 926 Excaliburr Compliments THE SIDLE CC. Furnish Homes Complete Greatest Nuisance ,,,,,,7,, ,,,, , mBeachie Most Dignified Senior ,w,7w77 Johnnie Miller Champion Sleeper ,,,,..,,,., ,,,,,.., , Neil Welch Laziest Student ...,,,,,,,,,,,,... ,,,,...,, B owser VVise Most Devoted Couple ,,,,t,.,,,,,.. ,,,,,,l,, Beachie and Bob Your Ideal High School Boyd . .,.,, . ,,,,,,,,. Red Leasure Your Ideal High School Girlm W ,, ,,,,,,,, I ,Lenore Hoeken AN D- VVhat's the matter with our High School Spirit? No School Spirit! VVhat can be done to better it? Class Fights! VVhat are we going to do? Van Wert Motor Suppl Compan Seiberling Tires---Atwater Kent Radios 1 926 7 Excafiburr "THE LAP OF TI-IE WAVESJ' VVhile Ullugl' Moore was boating on the bay one night IIe saw the Ocean's arm Steal gently around the neck of land, To keep its shoulder warm. This made "Pug" jealous as could be. It made him real soreg And so he paddled toward the land, And closely hugged the shore. If you desire to succeed you must do one of two things: Carry large life insurance or save for yourself. THE FRATERNAL BUILDING, LOAN AND SAVINGS COMPANY of Van Wert, Ohio, will gladly help you do either. C. T. Mauship, Secretary T. C. Wilkinson, President Mr. Howland: HWhat are the social duties of the President, Freeda?i' Freeda Beelerzv "He gives dinners and entertains extinguished visitorsf, 41 Pk JK ak lk Peg Sidle Constructing the angle. Miss Tozzer: "VVhere do you Construct the angle?'i Peg: "VK'hy on the line O.-G." 41 PK Pk PX X Marcella Sims: 'iWll3fiS the word, please ?" Mr. Nott: "I haven't got a megaphonef' Marcella: 'Ll haven't got an ear trumpet. either." Pk lk lk 211 if A joke is like a neat ankleg it has to he seen to he appreviated. 1 926 Excalibuia Compliments of The Van Wert ational Bank gVan Wert, Ohio Will 0' The ffisp I've a boy friend all my own now, I found him late last eve, As I was tripping gayly Through the gold and red-brown leaves. 'Twas dark, deep in the forest, Not a star-beam was in sight,- Till Will O' the Wisp came through the trees, Then the whole world was alight. He' took my heart and gave me his, This little lover wee, And I stayed and danced, With him all night long, Out from the forest, into the lea. He told me all about him And how, when thirsting one day He drank the dew up from the fairy queen's cup And she sent him, weary, away. She asked the birds for a sentence And one more bold than the rest Said, "Surely we should whip him, That seems to me the best." The queen was justly angry And put his words back in his bill, And ever since that bird must sing The song of "Whip-poor-Will." And why was she justly angry? Why after she'd thought a day, I She knew that poor little VVillie Shouldnlt have been sent away. She knew that my dear little Willie Couldnlt have meant offense, So she gave him a light to carry at night, Such is the tolerance. And that is the story of VVillie, Oh, I love him, it is true, For he's such a dear little Willie, Yes, I love him clear, clear through. And do you not wish you knew Willie, And could love him too? But say, Will O' the Wisp is calling now, And I must hie me away. Mary K therine Glass 'Z6. 1926 . - 125 I l Excaliburr - - -' -- ' e COURSES OFFERED You can be a Pri- vate Secretary, an Ex- pert Accountant, an Expert Stenographer. E A High School Com- mercial Teacher-the only Business School in the state that confers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Commercial Science. Ask us how we can save you cost of board. Positions secured for graduates through Service Department. Write for College Bulletin. 131 E. State St., Columbus, Ohio Al King Cat K. 81 K.'sD: "What kind of candy do you want, Archie?" Archie King: "Something ten for a cent as I want to give Opal Ludwig one.' a x x x 1 Mr. Bowland: "What are the chief products of Persia?" Beachie: "Persian cats." It It -of 4 4 Mr. Moore: "Name a forest product." Gwen. Harshman: "Squirrels," x It 1 fu x Rosie Kat Limaj: "Wha.t's this?" Waiter: "Victory steak." Rosie: "Well, the victory is yours, I can't do anything with it." M ust Be Seen and Used to Be Appreciated Cara ome Vanities Most Beautiful and Quality the Highest TWIN-SINGLE Rouge Also Perfume, Toilet Water and Creams Save with Safety at the REXALL STORE 126 1926 Excalibur 4 55'-I 9 ff A is X 'W i or WC- ,polio - I r F:- : m esa f ' M :,EQEi?5'QZE' . Q4 ji., Q llllllvm :I -1, I' IE Q III -,1.,. 6,13 1 A F' . Burl!!! W-5 5-1"f' 351745- V l ' VL ' 'Wi N so i J l - ' - 4: nf Clarks Beautiful Shoes THE JAMES CLARK SHCE CG. 76 Successful Years in Van Wert, Ohio Sophomores Most Popular Boy ..,,,.,,, Most Popular Girl .w..,,,o Best Student Boy ,,,,,,....oooouoouou Best Student Girl tttttttttttlttV..... Best All-Rround Girl Athlete Best All-Round Boy Athlete Wittiest Girl .,,,,,,,......e,,,.,eeeeee Greenest Freshman ,,Y,..t ..Y,t, Prettiest Girl ..Veeeeeeeeeee S Most Handsome Boy ,,,.,,,, Great Nuisance ....,,,,,,.t,,,, Most Dignitied Senior V,e,,e,e Champion Sleeper ,,e,,e, Laziest Student ,.....,...aa, Most Devoted Couple ,...,,a.Vaaaaa ,,,,,...Austin Edwards -.-.-,,,Virginia Mallory , ..,,,.., Ralph Snyder ,,,,..., Elizabeth Priddy - ,,,, ,,,,,,,. I ulia Roberts ,, .A , ....,,,, Robert Murphy , ,,oo,o,o Ruth Raymond ,,,,,,,,Ruth Miller Evelyn Courtney ,,----,oArthur Shingledecker ,o,,,o,.Floyd Schweikle o.,.,-,,Merwyn Grill ,,....-.Robert Armentrout o,o,,.-.Paul Feigert ,,o,,,,oHarold Gribler and Gladys Corathers Our Ideal High School Boy ..,,..,,a aaa..aa, C harles Hartman Your Ideal High School Girl, ...... ........ M argaret Sidle 1926----lg -- - 127 P Excafibzzie - FUNNYBONE TICKLERS We editors may dig and toil, Until our finger tips do boil, But some poor fish is sure to say, I heard that one the other day. lk X lk X lk Rosie: "What you call 'fFaWcett's love for blond hair?" I Chet G.: "Chemical attraction."' nf at 4: -of nf Raymond VVilkinson: "See that good looking girl smiling at ms?" john Klein: t'She's too polite to laugh out loud." lo- is nf 4- ff Mr. Moore: "Have you taken a shower?" jones: "No, is there one missing ?" xr at at In 4 Miss Hall: "What is the matter with Clarence Tindell?" Class Cin a chorusj : "He broke his arm." Beachie: "Oh, no, the Ford kicked him." nf lu -u if at Miss Sharkey: "VVhat kind of people are there ?" Dick Longwell: "Male and female." Dick: "No, good and bad. Now what kind go to heaven?l' Miss Sharkey: "No, dead ones." -of af :s fo- xs- Mr. Cotner Cin Biologyl : "Viola, name a bird that is now extinct." Viola Ainsworth: "Dick." ' Mr. Cotner: "Dick? What kind of a bird is that?" Viola: "Our canary. The cat extincted him." 4- at xo- nf fu Freshie: "Between you and me, what do you think of Johnny BoWden's girl?" Senior: "Between you and me not so much, but alone--oh, boy!!" xr -of n- at in Si's City Cousin: 'tVVhy do you paint inside of your chicken coop?" Si Busch: "To keep the hens from picking the grain out of the wood." x -of nf 1- :- Miss Armstrong Cin Englishj : HI have went. That's wrong isn't it P" Irene Sidle: "Yes ma'am." . Miss A.: 'tWhy is the sentence wrong ?" Irene Sidle: t'Because you ain't went yet." nf at 1- -or at Joe Osborn: "What's the difference between a fish and a fool P" Richard Siders: "I'1l bite, what's the difference?" Joe Osborn: 'tWell, if you bite there isn't any." Pk li lk li lk Norma Hester: "Postman, is there any mail for me ?" Postman: 'tWhat's your name?" Norma: t'You can"d kid me! My name's on those letters!" is 4 YF 4- xl Harold Pruden: HWhat is a split-intinitive ?" Erma B.: "When an infinitive is split it is called a split-intinitivef' at wk Jr In -at Lorenzo B.: "VVel1, wot' is it ?" Letha: t'Sh-h! Chicka-dee-dee-dee." x wr nf at xr - Here's to the faculty, Long may they live, Even as long As the lessons they give, fr -u in at fr Mr. Gallipoo Cto Freshman entering class latejz 'tWhen were you born ?" Esther F.: "How did you like that date last night ?" Peg Blake: 'tOh, I'll never take that nut for a date again." - - - - 128 1926 I l Freshman: "On the second of April." Mr. Gallipoo: "Late again." fx wk at in af I l 7 ii I - -----1--Excaliburr is "Since 1 87 6" PURMGRT BRCS. The Insurance Office of Unexcellecl Serfvice 'Yi PURMQRT BRQS. All Kinds of Insurance and Bonds Written Ofii C II Builiiin Ph 2654 1926 - -- 'I I Excalibu The Gunsett Company Hardware, Stoves and Furnaces, Electrical Supplies, Plumbing and Heating 'Q A Complete Stock of Hardware and a Service That Is Complete in Every Detail for the Builder Peg Sidle: "Johnny, do you play bridge P" john E.: UNO, but I got a score pad down home." if nf 4: ek in V FOOTBALL Hey, give me that quarterback I loaned you last Saturday. x- 1 :of Pk ff Minister: HWould you care to join us in the new missionary movement ?" Edna K.: A'I'm crazy to try it, is it anything like the Charleston P" x for In if 1 A man who is Wrapped up in himself makes a. hulluva lookin' bundle. 4- 4 -u in is Barber: "Do you want a haircut ?" Paul Feigert: "Naw, cut 'em all while you are about it." DODGE BROS. MOTOR VEHICLES and GRAHAM BROS., TRUCKS Most Car and Truck Value Per Dollar Call and See Us Before You Buy WHITE BROS. Authorized Dodge Bros. Dealers for Van Wert, Middle Point and Delphos y - - -1926 130 C CCCCCC CQ' iiintt or Excalibur FRED HENNERMANN Harness Shop Auto Tops, Tents and Awnings, Trunks and Leather Goods l 0 l Harness and Supplies 123 E. Central Ave., Van Wert, Ohio Phone 3117 Menschel: "Neil, what is the cause of your tardiness ?" Neil: "I'm sorry, sir, but the bell rang beforet I could get here." U 1 W U U Naomi: "Erma feared the girls wou1dn't notice her ring." Elizabeth R.: "Did they F" Naomi: 'KDid they? Four of them recognized it at once a u u s z Dickinson : "Clever ?" Luther G.: "Very, she's got brains enough for two." s 1 f wh u Dickinson: "Ju t the gir or you, y don't yo marry her?" o a m is is Mr. Lehning: "Do you think this class is a joke, young man?" Wilbur Hartman: "No, sir, I'mi not laughing at the class." Study is the secret of success. Everybody wants more money-but those who get it are those who study and learn their job and the job next higher up as well. WHAT JOB ARE YOU PREPARINC1 FOR NOW? Compliments of THE OHIO POWER COMPANY 1926 131 Excalibur- Congratulations to the Class of 1926 Your graduation should be recorded with a good photograph to remember the dear old school days. Let Us Frame Your Diploma HGFMANN RT TUDIG Mr. Crosby says: Life is like a game of cards- When you're in love it's hearts, When you're engaged it's diamonds, VVhen you're married it's clubs, And when youlre dead it's spades. x lv- x uk w john E.: "That party you held was a knockout." Don Ort: "Wasn't she though." 4- at 4 1- in Joseph P.: "Shall I kiss you good night?" Dot Gant: "If you don't, IE never want to see you againf' Perry Dry Cleaning Co. Main at Walnut 1 926 132 w I It's the Cut of Your Clothes That Counts B L E T gg time otornalnete UQ 0 "White" Edwards: "I had my nose broken in three places this fall." Harriet Gleason: "But why do you keep on going to those places?" ll K lk if if Miss Hall: "Norbert, Why aren't you writing?" Norbert Miller: "I haven't a pen." W, Miss Hall: "Where is your grammar?" Norbert: "She's dead." IK lk ll Y i Queer cracks we see on the V. W. H. S. Bulletin Board: Lost-Fountain pen, by a lady half full of ink. Found-A watch, by a man, with a cracked face. For Sale-A folding bed by a lady that doubles up and looks like a piano. Wanted-Man to milk, and drive a Ford. BONNEWITZ BATTERY STATION Manufacturers of Storage Batteries and Dealers in Radio and Electric Supplies 121 S. Washington Street Van Wert, Ohio 1926 V 133 ExCafz'burN---- - - If Q5 E135 M2277 5627 r ? I K 5 '-jfziiz-: 5 1 X ?' f f L S x l KYKXQUM V fa I V N AKBM "ei1f'2 0 ..- xf 4, Xin ' I, - f -LU Luecgqif-, QQ.,-.SA Qmgiiwfiihvwgiwwewi nq'ul"w X qamfbaitgixzlnw I N, . . ML' A f f X05 H-I N f is SH! fllm n I ,aug ,,,. K , 'C lrffq ' 1 In V M X. ' ' , Y ,5 1, T + ' X 4 'f M annum M 1 3 . 1' S L .. ' I . V, ,X '17 I 19 H7 if MRZTQEYYHYOJ mm. ff ' N -A 1 z X F 7'--1 6' XQ Fi 4 1 ' ,T J IM! f ffff' A --il-1926 134 I s - ----------so pe so opp e Exca1iZnm-l-- so - F el l's - Campus l Styles I Party Slippers I for Every Occasion Follow the Gang to Fell's Shoe House ' Home of Florsheims Congratulations to Class o fl926 1 926- ..... .F I 4 Excalibu P I ' f, If 'ff ff!" - , 1HE SAVINGSW fp OF' 7 f ,f ,ffl "Q ik. yfffdx 1 . sufQM NO WITCHCRAFT ABOUT THIS SUCCESS Take equal parts of industry and thrift. Mix well and continuously in the caldron of daily work and life. "He who plans no further than the present is mentally blind." "He who plans for a year ahead is a general." "He who plans for a lifetime is a genius," Invest Your Savings in Our Safe Association. Your Success Is Sure The Van Wert Building and Savings Co. H. L. SIDLE, Secretary CHEMISTRY POEM CComposed in Chemistry Laboratoryj HLittle grains of sawdust, Little strips of wood, Treated scientifically Make the breakfast food." lk lk it X il POEBI COMPOSED IN THE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY Said Atom into Mully Cule, "Will you unite with me?" And Molly Cule did quick retort, "There is no affinity." Overland and Willys-Knight ANS AUTOMOB COMPANY l I' 136 1926 I is iE3eWTEurN A Sweet and Simple Gift for the Sweet Girl Graduate is K. 6? K. Confections '23 May and June bring the Sweet Girl Graduate and the perplexing problem of an appropriate remembrance. Comes, too, the happy solution-a fancy box or basket of K. Y5 K. Candies, their exquisite purity of taste mak- coNrECT'0NERY ing them a most acceptable gift. If, at any time, you Want real Fountain Service, drop in. We try and make our service complete. We carry Ices and Sherbets at all times. Fresh Fruit in Season. Fresh Orange, Lemon and Lime Ades. Cool and Refreshing Phone 3014 104 West Main St I 926 137 Excalibu P KNOW YOUR OPPORTUNITY Opportunity is ever present! Acres of diamonds have been discovered where least expected! Wealth, glory, success, often is where we stand. Before We go away to prospect let us first investigate at home. Our stores bring within your quick reach important savings on goods of strictly reliable quality. You may shop here with the utmost satisfaction, We are constantly alert to your needs and make such provisions as seem desirable. I YOUR OPPORTUNITY IS HERE! . 57 , ,ary -7 Mr. Cotner fin Chemistry on lesson in dyeingj: "There are several different kinds of dyesf, Jayne Beach CExcitedlyJ: "ML Cotner, how did the diamond dye?" 1 at at x x Stranger tnoticing many healthy Van Wert High School studentsj: 'ADO people die often here ?" Archie King: "No, only once." 4- xl 1 at 4 Floyd Schewikle Csitting down beside Judy on Morgan's porch quotes Tennysonjz "In the spring a young man's fancy, lightly turns to thoughts of love." x mf- at -of x If flies are flies because they fly, and fleas are fleas because they flee, then bee's are bees because they be, and that's that. Pk wk nr wr an NOTICE All those high school girls who have not yet been kissed will hold a meeting in the telephone booth of the Youngis Drug Store tomorrow after school. a- zu In 4 :- AT THE BIG GAME VVe wonder who the girl was who at a football game last fall forgot herself at a tense moment and cried out, HHold him, 'Red,' I know you can." at af lx Ir sf Mr. Menschel Cdown in cafeteria at noonj : 'fHere Miss Plotter, this doughnut has a tack in it. Miss Plotter: A'Well, I declare, I'll bet the ambitious thing thinks its in a Ford t'ref' 1 - fr at at x x Johnnie M.: "Say, Chet, who was that girl I saw you talking to? I hear she is deaf and dumbf' Chet: "Oh, she can hear all right." PENNELL BROTHERS DRUGGISTS -4. ..- - - - 1926 I 138 -'i-' 'F-on H "E3ZZTHl7f7U7' K , 34' Ml iiemff. 7 i f 1' 'ZZWWKZ ' 0- 1,1 ' ' . M 1 5 .: I , We 'pl' .A M. I I 2-I ' ,,,.,"' , ,NX , ff ,A V ,Lv " f -Q X -1 f N' Rx nthony ayne Institute College of Commerce Business eds You ifnww 4' X XX X 1 tfagxt 1 4. f Maxx v 35 ,W nxt, ff X f ax .f ,,.'9 ' rf fa 211 ll I, S' I l 1 xx , ,4 l :fi 4 ,I I 1 X X l I x N ' f X J X XX Courses z Accounting Business Law Business Administration Income Tax Cost-finding Salesmanship Advertising Stenography Typewrung Oflicc 'I raining Secretarial Studies Filing and Ollicc Systematizing Business increasingly dominates and directs all activities-the arts, professions, sciences and social progress. You can accomplish most for your day and generation and do it with quicker results through the channels of business. For the Well- equipped, promotion is rapid, financial rewards certain, the day's work full of the thrill and stimulation of worth-while accomplishment. Anthony Wayne Institute is a college of commerce that equips you for a business life. It will send you out thoroughly trained and ready for the responsibilities business is eager to place upon your shoulders. It enrolls only those who have a high school education or who can meet college entrance requirements. Business English L , Salesfletter Writing - fx yfjw W f' 1 - V - I f cw - , 1 R fs .1 11, - 1, Extension and P HL,-'I X- . ' X -- - ,lb "- Resident Schools L - all WM rg I ' H . r f -' 11, 4 if 1 H Z f 11911 , - f 5 1 Summer Term lf? eamwiwmswwi-' x Commencing 1..QWqW'm"u"' . Q gr , , , , Hlllllllflrllll . , , if June 7, 1926 t civwuW41 ,,.,,'7lii,"77' 1-m1IHIffHf11.11'4 5 LEM ...... 1... 1 W-rrwfi 2 rf I ,fr 195 3 Zql rffj M lf?.wn,-f,r,lll1n5 f y - F211 Term '-mia so f'-n Us !"'lf lil1E!l,Jlm:... : ' 1. Commenfing I ls N Sept. 6, 1926 I fw1T,4,.-E..-img Lg TX-fn: 1r4s'rrrv'rE.. tt Q- -1 ,Li f 7 ' For Catalog K ""i ,7 I. Eff' ? 5 Ill! 4 "5!'3,f 1: af Address: 3 l M ll il y all E I J. R. ZIMMERMAN 'Q 9 E T11 2 i n n . f' President ,llillilfllflli za gf if 1 m Q ' I . ,v"-l 'v,e 1 1 , li e il-ff ,it , Lui ' - ,, -'Em e .:.- X , f-. Anthony Wayne 8 f:-1.1: X 1 , .i..f w 54 5-:gt Institute 4., u :1.i.f ,EQ-l xl-rmgjjjl-mk .W ' --T . f ' si, . if - -I' Fort Wayne, Indiana eegfs-iw-. ,E g nge: 5 is :sk A Q 5 N.E..i1' -3: 1 926 139 EXC6I1Z'l3I,l7" - Compliments of BONNEWITZ PEONY GARDEN Both in the parlor snug they sat, But how the two behaved. One could not tell,-it was so dark- Had it not been for this remark, "Oh, Spicket, you rnust get shaved." Dk lr ek lk is Jlffodefm Ten Commandments . Thou shalt not chewt gum in the class unless thou can get away with it. X Thou shalt not shoot crap on the sidewalk lest it lead you into grevious trouble. Two periods of the six weeks shalt thou labor and do thy work, but the thifd is a holiday. In it thou shalt do no work, neither thou, nor thy girl, nor thy pal, neither thy palts girl, nor any one else who feels. confident that he can pass on his previous reputation. t Thou shalt not have any other thing before thy studies for the teacher is a jeal- ous teacher and it doth make him peeved to find thee unprepared. Honor thy teachers and break not the rules that their days Cin ailj may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee. Thou shalt not steal thy neighbor,s bicyclegi even though thou feel thy legs need exercising. Thou shalt not walk arm in arm through the halls. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy friend to hide thy own guilt. 1 Thou shalt not covet thy pal's girl, neither his Ford, his pompadour, nor his good fortune in evading punishment. Thou shalt not take the name of Van Dyke in vain or thou English teacher' will fiunk thee. T ek Pk PK PF lk , HELP We have worked on this section continually, We've used up all our rymes. So, fond readers, be our friends for life, And appreciate these lines. Compliments of I THE STRAND AND LYRIC - 1926 140 OOIEYCCZZZTOLITN QUALITY ABOVE 'ALL A23 I-Ierff-I ones Company Designers and M anufacturefs of School and College Jewelry INDIANAPOLIS O23 Official Jewelers to Van Wert Hig hScl1 l 1926 Excalzfnzzr GREAT EXPECTATIONS Luther G.: "Is my exam paper marked yet?" Professor: 'tNo, not yet." Gunnie: "VVell, just mark it Hfaill' and I'll take it with me." 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- "The boys played strip poker last night." "Winner take all?" . "No, the loser took cold." 4 4- 4- 4- ak Julia M.: 'tAre you going to the Junior Prom next year?" Edna K.: t'No, I guess I'll go to Europe instead." 4- 4 4- 4- 4- Naomi K.: "What have you in your hand ?" George T.: 'tFly paper." Naomi K.: "Oh, deah. You don't mean to say that fiies read?" 4- Pk 4 4- 4 Love and porous plaster, son, Are very much alike. It's simple getting into one, But getting out--Good Night. Congratulations to the Class of 1926 BALYEAT, FURNITURE CO. t VAN WERT HIGH SCHOOL GIRL With rings on her fingers And bells on her galoshes Van Wert Hi girl makes music Wherever she sloshes. 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- SONG t'Bado" Wilson: t'What brand of tobacco are you smoking, Schultz ?" Bob Schultz: 'KI didn't ask him." 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- Dr. I. Plantem's column to: Raymond Wilkinson :-Don't eat fast. And Casey Jones-Don't eat. Fast. 4- 4 4- 4- 4- Senior: "What kind of fish has it's eyes close together?" Freshman: "I dunno, but I'll bite, what kind is it ?" Senior: HA little fish, you dummy." 4- 4- wk if 4- Senior: t'VVell, Norm, I hear that you have a soft collar job." V. W. H. S. Graduate: t'Yep, I went to work at the laundry last Monday." 4- 4- 4- ak 4- Mr. Bowland: HCarey, what would a nation be without women ?" Carey Witherow: "A stag-nation, I guessf, 142 1 926 CCC CD iiii I D EbcCfdUfJiT7?lAA WD Miss Armstrong: "What would be some of the disadvantages to which a person would be placed if he should lose his thumb?" V Carey Withrow: "VVell, he couldn't wear a thimble then." I Pk lk if lk if WE WONDER WIIICII I'I' WILL 1310- Spicket: 'tYou said 'yes' last night and now you say 'Nof I' jane: 'Tm game, You ask me again and we'll make it the best two out of three." lk if Ill Pk if Mr. Crosby: "A word to the wise is usually enough, but teaching the frosh is certainly tough." 1 + + wk 4: SAD CASE I sure am a hard luck guy. I was twenty-one yesterday and caught my fourth case of seven-year itch today. at 41 if ff Pk VVe have discovered that Cicero believed in refined swearing. In Chapter Six, he says, "Mehercule," which translated means "By Hercules." VVe are still with him. Ik lk X lk lk I Miss Sharkey: "Luther, what's your head for ?" Gunnie: "To keep my necktie from slipping off." sf wr x fx an Austin E.: "VVhy all the puffing ?" VVayne: "I'm all tired out. There was a fight out there and I was running to stop it." ' "Doc": "Is that so. Who was'fighting ?" Eikie: "Me and another fellow." 4: ak ro- x an "PUC" MOORE'S BASEBALL SQUAD It was about 2 a. m. "Wow-wow-wow--wow!'l yelled the baby. "Four bawls and I walk," responded the "coach," daddy, reaching for his slippers. . B. KI Fancy and Staple Groceries and Meats 1 This world is so fast that they even put out the Saturday Evening Post on Thursday. ff x is wr 4: Mr. Crosby: 'tNow, Robert, if you were seated in a street car and every seat was occupied and a lady entered what would you do ?" Robert Stickney: "Pretend I was asleep." in wk an -r an Mr. Spieth Cin Biologyji "WVhat is ordinarily used as a conductor of electricity, Bob F" Mr. Spieth: "Wire, correct. Now tell me what is the unit of electric power ?" Bob Stickney: "The what-" Mr. Spieth: '1Exactly, the watt. Very good, that will do.'l an af in 4- 4: Mr. Cotner fin Iiiologyj : "Chester, give us the principle of evolution of wornenfl Chet Greenwald: "VVell, at I0 she goes in for mud pies. At 20 she practices mud slinging and at 30 she takes to mud packs." 1926 - c - - - 143 Exeafibzzf '- Dry Cleaning Protects the Health of the ation The PRESSERETTE Lenore H.: "Did you build a garage for your Hivver?" J. Rumble: A'Yes, I had to. Caught a couple of ants trying to drag it through a crack in the sidewalkf' wk wk as xi ar Joe Priddy Cafter Trewnav dance to Miss Sharkeylz "Did you have a. good time last night F" Miss Sharkey: "Yes, we'll have to change dances some time." joe: "Yes, we must, you're getting so you dance pretty good." 1 PK nk vs: as ONLY VVARMING UP Voice in the dark: "Oh, I think youlre terrible." Voice in the dark: 'iThat's all right, sweetie, wait till I get started before you start complaining." 1 Kiggin ' Restaurant Y 144 19.26 I 1 I iiii I- 2 -4 e"""E'XCCIII'bl.l7" With Best Wishes for the 1926 Class FRANK G. HELMAN Mrs. Bonnewitz: "You say you flunked in Caesar. VVhy I can't understand it." Mary Ellen: "Same here, That's why I flunked it." vkwrxxfx I james Rumble ireciting in Civicsl: UAW, I'm getting all mixed up." Mr. Howland: 'tVVell, unmix yourself and go on." ar fr + 4: wk ' W THE IIIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA Miss Zipperlin: 'tWe will now play Prisoners Song." George T.: 'tGood Lorclg I just finished that." if aw lr as 4: He asks: "Say, have you forgotten you owe me five bucks ?" Says I: "No. not yet. Give me time." -HUH 'S - Van Wert, Ohio SWEETEN THE DAY WITH CANDY x I J 926 145 Excafiburf PLEASANT EVENTS OF ONE'S LIFE SHOULD BE MEMORIZED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS Remember t THE AGLER STUDIO Specialists in School Photography Rosie Boots Rosie MID-YEAR SONG Sing a song of students Cramming for exams, Flocking to the library, Like a bunch of lambs. When exams are over, Students begin to sing, Put away the textbooks, At least until next spring. at at x af 1 "What's the matter, Boots? You're lookin' worriedf , it , .4 VVork, nothin' but work from mornin, till night." How long have you been at it ?'y N4 I Boots: "I begin tomorrow." vs SENIOR MEDITATIONS C Long ago when we were Freshmen- Q 'Twas only 1922 then, B Q.. We looked with awe at the Senior class, X' E And bowed in worship when e'er they'd E' O 55 pass. Q m .Q "' U ,Lg Q lixext year when our greien had worn offf, 4 as 3 bn Q was our turn at the reshies to seo . ga at 54 But still we looked u to that Senior 5 Q' pq Q . P. o .H 0 With his wise and serious demeanor. 2 P+. Lt -8-D 4-T ' ' -C1 s-4 0 "'l .E I-4 E When the Juniors' place we had ac- 3 R' Er 3.4 '-H quired, "" Q4 2 Q Seniors of course we still admired, 9- Q D G S g But we knew the cause for their know- S UQ H ing looks ' -'Tf 3 Was not all taken from serious books. 2- Q ci Q' H ,H Seniors at last-how time does fly! F! We look at Freshmen and wonder why 'U 2" They worship us, and they surely do. 99 F4 As all Freshmen will the ages through. D --Letha Cleland '26. 1 926 148 re or Exeaefiiitiw N u. s.sPon1'ms '3EFl9,?o,E,'3' 4771 Loren C.: "VVhat ya' reading, Archie ?l' Archie: "The Last D-A-Z-E of Pompey." 4: 1- 1 :sr ek Miss Sharkey Cin Latinjz "Cases, Fanella, how many?" Fanella Fell Cblushingjz "Five.'l xr if it ek Pk Mr, Howland Kin American Historyj: t'VVhat is the Sherman Act?" Lee Gilbrethz "I don't know unless its 'Marching Through Georgiaf " wk at af if ak Senior: "What is the most nervous thing in the world next to a girl?" Freshie: "Me-next to a girl." PF + ek at wk Mr. Cotner at Sidle's Furniture Company: Hhlargaret, do you have Maxfield Parish's 'Daybreak' ?" Peg: "Oh, yes we have it, you'll find' it back at the record desk." Pk PF elf X Pk IN HIGH SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY CLASS Mr. Moore: "Give the characteristics of a riverfl Albert Keipperf 'tRivers is just like people, when they're young they have many falls. They are rapid and fast and full of curves. VVhen they get old they are very slow and straight." X ek px fx ff GIRLS, TRY THIS Onions are highly recommended by doctors, By rubbing this famous vegetable on their lips, girls are able to keep the chaps off. :sf 11 wk 1 be Mr. Nott fin Business Englishjz "Elizabeth explain the difference between a station and a depot." Elizabeth R.: "A station is where the people get off, and a depot is where the train gets off." TULIPS Roses NARCISSI X GLADS PoPP1Es .F LILLIES The world's greatest collector and grower of Oriental Poppies. OW E N Tfsl, C.fsFiDBN S CI-IING GAMBLE Van Wert, Ohio Special attention to Bouquets and Baskets 1926 149 ' 1 Excalzfnur -- - Excalibuze Last Ufill and Testament of Clan- of '26 Q NVe, the Class of Twenty-six, being about to leave this sphere, in full possession of a Somewhat sound mind, a full understanding of our teachers and an unearthly desire to be understood, do draw up and establish this, our last will and testament. First we direct that our funeral services be conductedby our ? friends and well wishers, the faculty and the school board, according to the dignity that has been ours during our short reign here. ' All estate that has been ours through the kindness of various influences on our various possessions, we dispose of same as follows, viz.: We do here give and bequeath Mercedes Johnsons sudden, unexpected, uncon- trolable and calamitous giggle to john English to strengthen the one which is already his, we hope this will prove successful. We give and bequeath Letha Cleland's seat in Room 25 to Harold Feber, who we hope will occupy it with the same dignity as Letha has endeavored to do this year. We give Rosie Aglerls love for hard exams and night study to any student who desires to forget his studies with a clear conscience. We bequeath to the oncoming Senior Class of '27 the art of a few of our most skillful Seniors which was evident the third and fourth periods when they carelessly and innocently entered the study hall, leaving deftly concealed several or more sand- wiches about their persons, pockets, sleeves or anywhere. We give and bequeath to every loyal Y-Hi girl in the High School the loyalty of our tried and true Senior girls. XVe give and bequeath to all who affect this habit in order to strengthen their jaws or preserve their teeth-the numerous wads of gum now reposing undisturbed Qwe hopej in the wastebasket of Room 9. We give and bequeath the queenly dignity of every Senior to, every Freshman. VVe give and bequeath Jayne's luscious and guishingly piquant gift of gab to Godfrey Hertel, as an aid to him in his burden of being the shrine of all ? feminine hearts. We bequeath Archie Kings record-breaking attendance in Room 20 to Lorwin Freyermuth in order that he may be the champion detentionite in Van Wert High School. VVe bequeath to the first one who reads this page and follows instructions, the treasure to be found in locker number lll. XVe give and bequeath to the entire High School the tiny spark of spirit of the class of '26 and we hope that fanned by the enthusiasm of every high school student it will blaze brightly on through the coming years in our memory. All the rest and residue of our property-whatever be the nature, kind, or qual- ity, we give and bequeath to Mr. VVilbur Cotner, for his use and benefit absolutely. And we do hereby constitute and appoint said Mr. Cotner, as sole executor' of this, our last will and testament. In witness, whereof, we the Class of Twenty-six, the testators, have to this will set our hand in this year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-six. Signed and sealed and acknowledged by the Class of Twenty-six as their last will and testament, in my presence at their request. -Margaret Ann Evans. 1926 --' l5l


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