Van Wert High School - Excalibur Yearbook (Van Wert, OH)
- Class of 1926
Page 1 of 162
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Text from Pages 1 - 162 of the 1926 volume:
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A P XYertz when this
- i E E 2 was all forests, which
, 2 iv up few white men had yis-
' W ited. we might have seen
a rather unusual 'sight' .-is
Q we stood on a little bluff ris-
, ,wi 5 t f . . ,
Muliffllh mg from the creek, quietly and
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wily iyi LlH' y-l3E r, from-no one knows where-and
ill pil! " W 'i ' stoop over a few pieces of harlc we had
f f l 3 is fl not eyen notieed. lle would lift them.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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5 X sjf-e 'fih D if two stories high. They were called the
i LU' East and VVest Schools.
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The bo its
and girls who
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.
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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
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,
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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
-M argaret Ann Evans
ORRIN D. BOYYLAND "Well, it im?" VVILBUR C. COTNER "After zz faxhzon
Van Wert, Ohio
History and Civis
Ohio Northern University
University of Chicago
Chemistry and Biology
Ohio Northern University
Ohio State University
University of Texas
OTIS A. CROSBY "Now in this case" EKWOOD E- NOTT "SHgf1fi'
Detroit, Michigan Stockbridge, Michigan
General Science Commercial
College of Detroit
"Now out 'west
College of Commerce, Madison, Wis
Bliss College of Commerce
1 . , ARMSTRONG "Lew imp ihe home- CLEORA FANCHER "Now aa: this 'wav
' Marys, 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
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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
Ohio State University I
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
156 k f
H. W. LEHNING "I 'want to see you in
Van Wert, Ohio
Ohio State University
JAMES ll. JONES "Som'eborly's goin' fo get
Van Wert, Ohio
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
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REVA ZIPPERLEN "Cm that out
Ohio State University
H. B, SPIETH "Le!'s be quiet
Biology and Physics
Ohio State University
A. G. VVILLIAMS Hfizle :zighfs for sufh
Van Wert, Ohio
Michigan State Normal School
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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
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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
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' af' 7
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
Nature Study Club '24
Travel and Geography Club '25
Excalibur Club '26
Every 1111111 fame info Ihr world for sowelhiug
JAYNE BEACH-Beachie -
Music Club '24-'25-'26
"A Jury of Our Peers"
Stzzlely and tall,
Liked by azz
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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
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
Ifzduslry is the soul of llusinexs
And Me A'EjlA'l!21l8 aj' prosperily
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
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President '25-'26 ' ' X 'Q '
varsity V Club K it
Athletic lub '24-'25
Excalibur '26 '
. Assistant Business Manager, Excalibur
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1926- - - -
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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
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"A Jury of Our Peers" 2 ' UA .lUYY of our Peers '
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Camp Craft Club '24
Ohio Club '25
Business Club '26
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09. ' tudy Club '24
Flowers spring fo blossom wbfrf' .ihf walks
Thr rardnl ways of duly
FKAN KLIN BL.-XKE+b'00lX
Music Club '24
Ohio Club-President '25
Excalibur Club '26
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
Bachelor of Science Club '26
Latin League '24-'25
Debating Team--Three Oaks, Michigan
junior-Senior Reception Committee-Montpelierg
"A Jury of Our Peers"
.fll 11 like him nn: not' fouml every day
-- - 1926-
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l,mu2N C1.ELAND--Srrnnwy l'l'rm5i. lCRN1EfEr11iv ly
lixcalibur Club '26
Hi-Y '25-'26-Secretary '25
, I Jo my Jiffy fffhilz' 1 nm
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
"A Jury of Our Pecrsl'
Behold af what zl1'ln.vi1u' worth,
Thr 011601115 iw' jmrxm' on nzrfh
Varsity V Club
Athletic Club--President '24
Football '21-'22-'23-'Z4fCaptain '24
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
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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 ,
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Science Club '24 '
Travel and Geography Club '25
Excalibur Club '26
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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
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MARY ALICE GADDIS-,llama J
Dramatic Club 24 25 26
Feabt of the Red Coin
P1 om Committee
A July of Oui Peeis
lhrn' dmmc fhmzgbis 1111 as fmlurfzl breath
' 'zAthletic cum '24-'25
Poster Club '26
TON Lelluce BIARJQRY Gftuvnx'-fllrzrg
fi .M udy Club 24
Dramatic Club '24-'25-'26
QV- Geography Club 25
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
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Friar: ship ix Iozfr, fuilhont his fvingv
1 will not df-from in zrrziu ziespnir,
The foolsleyis of jlrogrexx wail for me
Science Club '24
Athletic Club '25
Varsity V Club
"A Jury of Our Peers"
I dare do all fha! bosom
more is none
Dramatic Club '24
Athletic Club '25
Excalibur Club '26
"Feast of the Rerl Corn"
Cheer Leader '26
"A Jury of Our Peers"
On." whom we zleliyht io
MARY KATHRYN GLASS--Diddy
Dramatic Club '24-'25-'26
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cull zz friend
Dramatic Club '24-'25-'26--Secretary '26
"Feast of the Red Corn'
"A .Jury of Our Peers"
,4 merry hfnrl that long
hs nl Hire
Science Club '24
Athletic Club '25-'26
"A Jury of Our Peers"
.No ezlrlezwor ix foo nailz,
r GRIBLER---.lflfrry jill!!!
Music' Club '24
journalism Club '25 I
Business Club '26
"A Jury ol Our Peers"
ll'!lf11 sho smiles, zz perm! hnzf rewealrfrl
Bachelor of Science Club '24-'25,
Athletic Club '26
ll"'z' :lover knfru 11 young um
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'
Il wilh so olrl zz kygi
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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
"A Jury of Our Peers"
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i' :XRCIHE KING'-Chip
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
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" If o .srl lar is her one yreal goal
S Boulder, Colorado High School '23-'24-'25
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
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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
P .X 6 f ' orus
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I " Jury of Om' Peers"
t j ix bill nn rwply dream
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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
Jay rises ill we, like fl
NI uzcsurziurn JOHNSTON-Sflllifll
Athletic Club '24
Camp Craft Club '25
Home Decorating Cluh '26
llapjny is your grace,
Tha! can frtzrlslafe the
sllzbboruess of fmffmzr
Info so quid and so :weft zz slyle
Athletir Club '24-'25-'26
Varsity V Club
"A jury of Our Vers"
.-In tlfklffz' of sh'rm'r siujf
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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J tfllhw' by lvmv' my lips
Science Club '24
Dramatic Club '25
Nature Study Club '26
"A jury of Our Pc-ers"
llfra's are marie, not born
Camp Craft Club '24
Ohio Club '25
Business Club '26
Trim 'worth is in being
, - mglpsi
Cmzsrrizu l,x'1'1.E-Chet T110
Radio Club '24-'25
Sciynce Club '26 I
l'hil0x0pher.v are only mwl Hz nrmqr, ajlfr all
Art Club '24
Dramatic Club '25 -
Excalibur Club '26
Typing Committee-Excalibur '26
.4 .vpirii fore oruainezi-In came milk 'wrong
Camll Craft Club '24 , Nomiuxi MILLER-Miller
Travel and Geography Club 'Zn
Business Club ,26 Science Club '24
'LSCVBDYCBY1 25 Travel and Geography Club :25
bhlfzllilli Excalibur Club '26
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Prom Committee '25 Home Decorating Club '26
Ring and Pin Committee '26 Prom Committee '25
Orchestra Ring: and Pin Committee y26
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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
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A . X BERNARD SMITH-Bnrzlry
Dramatic Club '24
, l i Athletic Club '25
X , 'gras Q f j Excalibur Club '26
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Music Club '24
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Football '25-'26 Prom Committee '25 JJ
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Cheer Leader '26
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Secretary of Class '23
HELEN PALMER--lkey . Chorus 3 5
1 Y-Hi Treasurer 2
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1926 - - -
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.
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
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
- - - - - 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
-Lenore Hoeken '2 6.
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
- - 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
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-
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
UNO!" disagreed Marcia whimsically. "It wasn't the Cat's Meow. It was this
"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.
CBy Gheir Eczrmarffcs Ye Shall Kno
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
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
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
,M , het 8-I8-'07 Toy Engineer Reading Scandal Chevrolet Cosmetic Instruction
I' f ,H gs: School
, ,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
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
t "yu'v"5- Bonny Men Flirting Home Middlepoint Normal
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
Don Ioan 4-19-,OS To Smoke a Pipe Dancing Davenports School of Physical
ctfkfk- Prishey 8-16,05 To Be an Old Thinking Near YVomen School of New Fads
,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
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
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
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
WA! ' ' QQ- AI 3-4-'09 To Be a Shiek The YVeaker Sex Peanut's Inn College to Handle
" , 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
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-
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
ff! J urly 8-14307 To be Mrs. Dating VVith Chod For African
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
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-
VVEEKLY BULLETIN PUBLISH ED BY CLASS OF '26
FEBRUARY 30, 1946
Our "Young's" Drug Store
Buy Your Gold Fish Here
Kohn and Lytle, Prop's
Concert by Pittsburg
Male Chorus Soloist
Roy Ingledue's Dance
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
DR. FERN CONLEY
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
The Business Girls' Club held a most
entertaining meeting with the follow-
Vocal Solo-Miss julia Poe.
Miss Elizabeth Raymond-'tWhy I
Bought my Ford-o-Plane"
Mrs. Joe Priddy-"The Latest
Miss Mary Katherine Glass-Piano
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
Margaret Ann Evans
Second Class Mail
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
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.
Exclusive and Well Trained
WHITE MICE FOR SALE
Wonderful Pets for Children
Made to order-Archibald King
1926- - - -
, 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
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.
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-
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
. , 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
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
It is reported that Joseph Jones was in
Latty today on a business trip.
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'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. .....,, ,
The Heart of Rachel ................
Her Fatheris Daughter .......
Taming of the Shrews. .....
Innocents Abroad ,.,,,,.....
Monsieur Beaucaire .......
Knight Errant .....
Somehow Good. ...... .,
The Crisis. ..........,.,......
The VVar in the Air .......
Mutual Friend ,..........
Old Dad ,,,,,,,...........
The Singing Man. .....
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 .,,,,,..
"Red" Leaser, Don Atha, Chod Hartman
.. "Spickett" Fawcett
. .. Shakespeare's Bust
....Our own Bates
"Katie" Gleason, t'Dot" Gant, Mar Early
.. It does-doesn't it?
.. Roy Ingledue
.. Jane Edwards
..."Bob" Gant, Godfrey Hertel
Carmen Geary 1
"Rosie" Agler, Neil NYelch,
, .. Chester Greenwald
. , Rachel Young
. Julia Poe, 'tPeg" Blake
c. Senior Mid Semester Exams.
The Last Class Fight
. "Bob" Moore
. i,,. The Faculty
. .... "Doc" Edwards
Louise Bonnewitz and "Boots" Blake
.. "Jimmy" Rumble-Merwyn Grill
.. Mr. Menschel
. Joe Priddy
.. You See Him Every Day
,. Janet Steinmetz and Ruth Raymond
.. Van Wert
,,,..jane Beach and "Spickett" Fawcett
. .VVayne Eikenbary
. "Gwent" Jones
We're a Bit Modest!
and Hi-Y Announcers
Mr. Bowland Cthere isn't such a book, but
there will be some day "probab1y"D
. ,,.. Trevlyn Dickinson
. .... "Gerty" Mason
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.
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Irma Beavo 1-V L..
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Margaret Blake '!""dLQi if '
Ellen Gowans '
Mary Jane Worthington
Purple and Gold
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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!"
-Edith McCollum '27.
What is meant by our elders when they
"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
XVith the same pain that large does
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
And long no more for our childhood
Let us take our place with a step thats
Demand our brithright-manhood's
Thus with love and smiles will make this
The better for our being here.
-Mary Kathryn Glass.
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Secretary , , 7 ,,, .
Treasurer , ,,7,,,
Class Colors r ,,,,
Mary Ellen Bonnewitz
aM,,t,,t,,,Blue and Gold
David A. Alones
David G. Jones
Norman Van Vorrhis
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.
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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
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
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
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,
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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,
sas? l l
Vice-President ... ,
Treasurer ..r.,. -.
Class Colors .,r..
Alice Rose Buob
Mary E. Coverstone
Lella Rose Mortimer
,,,cBlue and Silver
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.
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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.
, 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.
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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.
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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 first number of our Lyceum Course this year was a play called "The Storm," produced by the
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.
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
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.
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
W, Mary Kathryn Glass
,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Harriett Gleason
Margaret Ann livans. Julia Poe. Mary A, Prichard
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.
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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
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.
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HAM I INTRUDING ?H
On December 14, 1925, members of the Yan VVert igh School. under the direction of Miss
Cleora Fancher, presented this, our
first high school play. which included members from all
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
to have our high school represented by such fine work in dramatics.
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"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."
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.
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The annual Senior class play was presented at the Strand April 19-20, 19.26.
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
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
he women turn the tables and are triumphant.
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. ..... Kenneth Edwards
,,,...Margaret Ann Evans
,,,,. Lenore Hoeken
,, Mary Alice Gaddis
,,., .,.,, .,,..., Julia Poe
W Mary Gribler
Katherine Glass. Opal Shively.
be tried by two women lawyers
women could agree on anything.
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Business Managerkhlohn Miller
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
Snap l'1ditorfHarriet Gleason
Literary l'Iditor+Lenore Hoeken
Organizations lidltorfRuth Severn
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
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
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.
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.
study of great composers, old and modern, is taken up, their lives and Works.
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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.
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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
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: '
Gz'r!'s Glee Club
Alto Solm1-Second-lilclora Bartow.
Tenor Solo-Second-Norman Van Yoorhis.
Boys' lluet-First-Norman Yan Yoorhis, Carey jones.
Mixed Quartet-First-Margaret Ann Evans, Rachel Young, Norman Yan
Voorhis, Carey Jones.
Baritone Solo-Second-Carey Jones.
Soprano Solo-First-Margaret Ann Evans.
-Rachel Young, l26.
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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,
rlfr. Qzzllipoo 3' Science Club
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.
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The 2ZL.S'Z.7l6.Y.S' Club
ROLL CALL OF Bl'Sl
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eting of the Business Club was held in room 25, October 16, 1925, The officers
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-
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
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 ,,,,..
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ROLL CALL Ol' POSTER CLUB
Miss Sharkey, Advisor
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.
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.
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Camp Craft Club
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
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.
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Frieda jeweal Doris Pearson Mildred Schuster
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,
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Mary Alice Gacldis
Mary Kathryn Glass
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,
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David G. Jones
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
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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.
'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.
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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
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
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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
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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.
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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
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
ll be true to myself,
ll remember the golde
Miss Cleo Cultice ...,.. , ,,., ,
Miss Reva Zipperlen
Miss Enid Plottner ,,..
Harriet Gleason ....,,...i,,.
Margaret Ann Evans ,.,.,,,
Mary Ellen Bonnewitz
Beulah Dias 2
Mary Alice Gaddis
Secretary and Treasurer
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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
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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.
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Mottofihmrk for the werlfling' rlay is rtoxning.
l+iligilihityfOnly those having' prosperts shall he
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
Pleclprerl lilemher-Rachel Yomig.
Motto-Never do toclay what you ran put off.
Eligihility-Absolutely no strenuous flesire for study.
Mernhers+Rosie Agler, Neil XVelr'h. ylohn Miller.
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
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
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
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'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.
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
Motto' -.X wo1nan's rights to right a wcnnan's wrongs.
l'ilig'ihilityfMusx have a great desire to :lo some
Melnhers4Mrs Mapes Steffins. Mrs Reynolds, Mrs.
Plunkett. Mrs. Hopforcl, Mrs, Colt. Mrs.
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
lfacfnlty ,Xrlvisorf-llonit neerl any.
Motto-Heaven help us,
Eligibility--Must be in the first year of high school.
Menihers--llirk lionaywell. llirk Kluorl. hlfll'HilIl'1'ilC
lfarulty .-Xflvisor--f-Xliss .Xrlnstron-:,'.
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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."
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.
"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
Bl R, MUURIC
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.
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."
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
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
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
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.
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BERNARD SMITH-"l?1zrnie" Guard
This was "Barnie's" second year on the
squad but his first to earn a letter. He
played either tackle or guard and could
do both with great ability. Vi'hatever
called upon he could deliver the stuff.
Always faithful at practice and showing
real football. he will be missed, for he
leaves us at graduation.
CIIESTER GREENEXYAI.l7-Hcflefu End
"Chet" is another Senior who expects to
graduate with the class of 526. Besides
playing end, "Chet" was sometimes shifted
to guard or fullback. This was his second
year on the squad but his first to earn 'a
letter. Best of luck to the team of 1927
and we wish them a winning season.
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"
"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
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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RAYMOND VVILKINSON CVlvll,KJ+C6lIZ5T Avsrrx liimwxuns ftloci-Uno:-fl
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
a little nervous at first, he will
into a real basketball player. He has two
more years to play for our High
and we will expect big things from him.
Ronmvr hlURl'lIY CMISS Mi7R1'I1YD-Gmmi. .
Bob was the main man in the offensive and
also a strong defensive player. Has two
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
PAUL Goonwix CMoLAssEsD-Center
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!
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.
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
CHESTER GREENEWALD CCHETD-Fm-fzwi-fl
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
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.
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gays Bczsfezfbzzll Review
Our tirst game of the season was with Ridge. Ridge, who had heen practicing since the tirst dav of school.
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
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.
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
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Yan VVert .....,,. .. ..,.., ..........,,,..,,,,,, 4 0 Rockford ..... Here Mardi 17
Van 1Vei-ts total, 4473 opponents' total, 373.
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
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?
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6111172 llferf Reserves
Howden Q. Jones Feber Smith E. Jones
Rucklos Eikenbary Marvin 'freflinger
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.
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MARY ELLEN BoNNEwrrz-"l?wmie" JULIA ROBERTS--"Judy"
"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"
"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
C,xPT.-UN-lELec'T NELL115 Po'r'rs-"Parrot"
"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
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.
"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"
"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.
"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
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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
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Delphos 6 Van Wert ,....,, ,,,, 7 April 30, Here
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Decatur-Van Wert-May 7, There.
Decatur-Van VVert--May 14, Here.
Paulding'-Van VVert-May 21, There.
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
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.
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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
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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."
F E ' will EEBHE
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
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-
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
Sept. 17, Thursday-Seniors ch o o s e four
males to guide their faltering footsteps
during their last year of high school
Sept. 18, Friday--First chapel p r o g r a m.
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
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
Sept. 23, Wednesday-Ir. Hi-Y meet and or-
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-
Sept, 28, Monday-Yi-Hi and Hi-Y meetings
Sept. 29, Tuesday-Freshies finally e 1 e c t
Sept. 30, YVednesday-Poor day, nothing do-
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
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
Oct. 6, Tuesday--Sale of Second NVard
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.
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Oct. 12, Monday-Columbus discovered Amer-
ica 433 years ago. VVe can't do much
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
Oct. 16, Friday-Clubs. In Excalibur Club
Bernard confesses that he is the missing
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
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-
Oct. 26, Monday-'iThe Stormf' first number
of the Lecture Course, was a grand suc-
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
Oct. 28, NVednesday-First big snow, Sev-
eral Freshies were seen bringing sleds to
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
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.
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
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
Nov. 18, VVednesdayfSomeone should start
something, but they do not.
Nov. 19, ThursdayfCast picked for High
School Play. No detention and we get
Nov. 20, Excalibur Club puts on program
advertising their wares. Football, Ada
Vs. Van Wert.
Nov. 21, Saturday-All is well in Rear
Nov. 23, Monday-Mr. Sullivan appoints a
High School reporter.
Nov. 24, TuesdayfTake time off to get
ready for 'Thanksgiving by cleaning out
Nov. 25, YVednesday-XVhy is everyone so
quiet around the Study Hall?
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Nov. 26, Can't say much. Ate too much
Turkey. Football. Forrest vs. Van
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
Dec, 1, Tuesday-Excalibur staff meeting.
Dec. 2, Wednesday-Presentation of letters
to football meu. Don Atha makes a
Dec. 3, Thursday-Calendar for all future
High School events in paper.
Dec. 4, Friday-R ainy day. Prehistoric
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
Dec. 10, Thursday-? F ? ? ??
Dec. 11, Friday-Good Chapel program. Ex-
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
Dec. 15, Tuesday-High School Operetta,
"Feast of the Red Corn." .
Dec. 16, Wednesday-Sale of Second Ward
Dec. 17, Thursday-School out 15 minutes
Dec. 18, Friday-Clubs. First basketball
game. Ridge vs. Van Wert. Tell you
who won tomorrow.
Dec. 19, Saturday-Don't ask any foolish
Dec. 20, Sunday-VVhere do We go from
Dec. 21, Monday-Only four days till Santa
Dec. 22, Tuesday-Basketball. Alumni vs.
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
Jan. 4, Monday-Lecture course. John Ross
Jan. 5, Tuesday-See you later.
Jan. 6, Wednesday-Miss Z. cops the climax
today by sending four naughty boys to
Ian. 7, Thursday-Big joys tomorrow. Fac-
ulty program announced.
Ian. 8, Friday-No program- too many
Ian. 9, Saturday-Basketball. Convoy vs.
Van Wert. Score, 35-30 in Convoy's
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
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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
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
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
Ian. 25, Monday-Rearrangement of sched-
ules and seating.
Jan. 26, Tuesday-Seniors sent to Room 25
Ian. 27, Wednesday-Organization of inter-
class basketball teams.
Ian. 28, Thursday--Grade cards. Punk-
Jan. 29, Friday-Talk by Y. M. C. A. sec-
retary. We welcome you to Van Wert.
Ian. 30, Saturday-Basketball. York vs. Van
Ian. 31, Sunday-Off day. B: hack tomor-
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
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-
Feb. 6, Saturday-Basketball. Van VVert vs.
Decatur, I'll say we won, 22-17.
Feb. 7, Sunday-The usual thing in the
Feb. 8, Monday-Lecture C o u r s e, Smiley
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.
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
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
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
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.
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Feb. 26, Friday-Chapel. Senior and Junior
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
March 2, Tuesday-Final presentation of the
Junior Class Play, "And Home Came
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'
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
March 12, Friday-Chapel program by boys
of Public Speaking class. WVasn't Mrs.
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
March 21, Sunday-Lots of dates flourish in
March 22, Monday-Mr. Sullivan gives us a
lecture on the discipline of the school.
March 23, Tuesday-One of those dull, dark,
March 24, Wednesday-Thank you. XVe feel
March 25, Thursday--"North end gangu
late today. Must have been out late last
March 26, Friday-YVas it nice today? It
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-
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
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
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.
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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
April 26, Monday-Strange odors come from
April 27, TuesdayfMr. Cotner had to go
April 28, Wednesday-He's back. Looks
April 29, Thursday-Prayer meeting.
April 30, Friday-Chapel. Music by grades.
Talk on Africa.
May 1, Saturday-Happy day. May clay.
is so cold.
May 2, SundaygFair and Warmer.
May 3, Monday-Erma and Harold had a
fight, including strong words and violent
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
May 7, Friday-Chapel program by mem-
bers of Y-Hi and Hi-Y. Baseball, Van
May 8, Saturday'-Good game yesterday.
May 9, Sunday-Oh, where is my wandering
May 10, Monday--Every day in every way
we are more than glad we aren't having
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
May 14, Friday'-Clubs.
May 15, Saturday-Everybody is cleaning
May 16, Sunday-Bonnie and Boots are to-
gether as usual.
May 17, Monday-Rosie is absent according
May 18, Tuesday-Godfrey H. had an acci-
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
May 21, FridayfChapel. Too hot to say
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.
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.
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.
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?
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Congratulations, Class of "26"
Remember, That a Man's Character
Is Portrayed by
THE CLOTHES HE WEARS
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Breathes there the girl with appetite so dead,
VVho, after the dance. to her shiek hath not said,
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Boots: "I got 90 in that testf'
Boots: "VVell. not entirely,"
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Mr. Spieth: "l'1l give you just one day to hand in those experiments."
john M.: "All right. How about the Fourth of july?"
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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
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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
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Most Handsome Boy ,,,, . ,,,,,s Richard Longwell
Greatest Nuisance ,,sss . .
Champion Sleeper s,,,ss
Laziest Student. s,,,,,s . .
Most Dignified Senior.
Most Devoted Couple ,.
Your Ideal School Girl ..
VX'li1t's the matter W
,,,,, Eugene NVise
,,,, Evelyn A. and
1 our High School Spirit?
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in the sports and cheering.
Don A. and Naomi R,
Margaret Ann Evans
Not enough take part
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I hope to die before I wake,
And thus escape a flunk.
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Ruth Rison: "I have one Senior study, oh, no, I mean one Senior steady,"
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Erma: 4'Oh. Harold, dear, Why did you turn out the lights?"
"Doon: HI wanted to see if my pipe was still lit."
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First Senior: "Well, I answered a question in class today."
"What answer did you give 7"
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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 . ,
Most Handsome Boy ,,,,,
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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
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?
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"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.
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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,
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Peg Sidle Constructing the angle.
Miss Tozzer: "VVhere do you Construct the angle?'i
Peg: "VK'hy on the line O.-G."
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Marcella Sims: 'iWll3fiS the word, please ?"
Mr. Nott: "I haven't got a megaphonef'
Marcella: 'Ll haven't got an ear trumpet. either."
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A joke is like a neat ankleg it has to he seen to he appreviated.
The Van Wert ational
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.
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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.'
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Mr. Bowland: "What are the chief products of Persia?"
Beachie: "Persian cats."
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Mr. Moore: "Name a forest product."
Gwen. Harshman: "Squirrels,"
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Rosie Kat Limaj: "Wha.t's this?"
Waiter: "Victory steak."
Rosie: "Well, the victory is yours, I can't do anything with it."
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Most Popular Boy ..,,,.,,,
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Best Student Boy ,,,,,,....oooouoouou
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Best All-Rround Girl Athlete
Best All-Round Boy Athlete
Wittiest Girl .,,,,,,,......e,,,.,eeeeee
Greenest Freshman ,,Y,..t ..Y,t,
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Most Handsome Boy ,,,.,,,,
Great Nuisance ....,,,,,,.t,,,,
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Champion Sleeper ,,e,,e,
Laziest Student ,.....,...aa,
Most Devoted Couple ,...,,a.Vaaaaa
, ..,,,.., Ralph Snyder
,,,,..., Elizabeth Priddy
- ,,,, ,,,,,,,. I ulia Roberts
,, .A , ....,,,, Robert Murphy
, ,,oo,o,o Ruth Raymond
,,o,,,,oHarold Gribler and Gladys
Our Ideal High School Boy ..,,..,,a aaa..aa, C harles Hartman
Your Ideal High School Girl, ...... ........ M argaret Sidle
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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.
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Rosie: "What you call 'fFaWcett's love for blond hair?" I
Chet G.: "Chemical attraction."'
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Raymond VVilkinson: "See that good looking girl smiling at ms?"
john Klein: t'She's too polite to laugh out loud."
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Mr. Moore: "Have you taken a shower?"
jones: "No, is there one missing ?"
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Miss Hall: "What is the matter with Clarence Tindell?"
Class Cin a chorusj : "He broke his arm."
Beachie: "Oh, no, the Ford kicked him."
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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."
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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."
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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!!"
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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."
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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."
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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."
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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!"
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Harold Pruden: HWhat is a split-intinitive ?"
Erma B.: "When an infinitive is split it is called a split-intinitivef'
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Lorenzo B.: "VVel1, wot' is it ?"
Letha: t'Sh-h! Chicka-dee-dee-dee."
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Long may they live,
Even as long
As the lessons they give,
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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."
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Freshman: "On the second of April."
Mr. Gallipoo: "Late again."
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Peg Sidle: "Johnny, do you play bridge P"
john E.: UNO, but I got a score pad down home."
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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"
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A man who is Wrapped up in himself makes a. hulluva lookin' bundle.
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Barber: "Do you want a haircut ?"
Paul Feigert: "Naw, cut 'em all while you are about it."
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Menschel: "Neil, what is the cause of your tardiness ?"
Neil: "I'm sorry, sir, but the bell rang beforet I could get here."
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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
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Dickinson : "Clever ?"
Luther G.: "Very, she's got brains enough for two."
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Dickinson: "Ju t the gir or you, y don't yo marry her?"
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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.
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Congratulations to the Class of 1926
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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.
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john E.: "That party you held was a knockout."
Don Ort: "Wasn't she though."
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Joseph P.: "Shall I kiss you good night?"
Dot Gant: "If you don't, IE never want to see you againf'
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"White" Edwards: "I had my nose broken in three places this fall."
Harriet Gleason: "But why do you keep on going to those places?"
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Norbert Miller: "I haven't a pen." W,
Miss Hall: "Where is your grammar?"
Norbert: "She's dead."
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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.
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Take equal parts of industry and thrift. Mix well and continuously
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"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,"
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CComposed in Chemistry Laboratoryj
HLittle grains of sawdust,
Little strips of wood,
Make the breakfast food."
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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."
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A Sweet and Simple Gift for the
Sweet Girl Graduate is
K. 6? K. Confections
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-
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
Cool and Refreshing
Phone 3014 104 West Main St
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!
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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?"
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Stranger tnoticing many healthy Van Wert High School studentsj: 'ADO people
die often here ?"
Archie King: "No, only once."
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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
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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."
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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
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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."
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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
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
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We've used up all our rymes.
So, fond readers, be our friends for life,
And appreciate these lines.
I THE STRAND AND LYRIC
QUALITY ABOVE 'ALL
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Designers and M anufacturefs of
School and College
Official Jewelers to Van Wert Hig
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."
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"The boys played strip poker last night."
"Winner take all?" .
"No, the loser took cold."
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Julia M.: 'tAre you going to the Junior Prom next year?"
Edna K.: t'No, I guess I'll go to Europe instead."
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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?"
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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.
VAN WERT HIGH SCHOOL GIRL
With rings on her fingers
And bells on her galoshes
Van Wert Hi girl makes music
Wherever she sloshes.
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t'Bado" Wilson: t'What brand of tobacco are you smoking, Schultz ?"
Bob Schultz: 'KI didn't ask him."
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Dr. I. Plantem's column to:
Raymond Wilkinson :-Don't eat fast.
And Casey Jones-Don't eat. Fast.
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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."
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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."
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Mr. Bowland: HCarey, what would a nation be without women ?"
Carey Witherow: "A stag-nation, I guessf,
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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
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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."
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Mr. Crosby: "A word to the wise is usually enough, but teaching the frosh is
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I sure am a hard luck guy. I was twenty-one yesterday and caught my fourth
case of seven-year itch today.
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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.
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Miss Sharkey: "Luther, what's your head for ?"
Gunnie: "To keep my necktie from slipping off."
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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."
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"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.
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Fancy and Staple Groceries and Meats
This world is so fast that they even put out the Saturday Evening Post on Thursday.
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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."
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Mr. Spieth Cin Biologyji "WVhat is ordinarily used as a conductor of electricity,
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
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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."
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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'
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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."
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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
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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."
james Rumble ireciting in Civicsl: UAW, I'm getting all mixed up."
Mr. Howland: 'tVVell, unmix yourself and go on."
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THE IIIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA
Miss Zipperlin: 'tWe will now play Prisoners Song."
George T.: 'tGood Lorclg I just finished that."
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He asks: "Say, have you forgotten you owe me five bucks ?"
Says I: "No. not yet. Give me time."
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Van Wert, Ohio
SWEETEN THE DAY WITH CANDY
PLEASANT EVENTS OF ONE'S LIFE SHOULD BE
MEMORIZED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS
THE AGLER STUDIO
Specialists in School Photography
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.
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"What's the matter, Boots? You're lookin' worriedf
VVork, nothin' but work from mornin, till night."
How long have you been at it ?'y
Boots: "I begin tomorrow."
vs SENIOR MEDITATIONS
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,H Seniors at last-how time does fly!
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--Letha Cleland '26.
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Loren C.: "VVhat ya' reading, Archie ?l'
Archie: "The Last D-A-Z-E of Pompey."
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Miss Sharkey Cin Latinjz "Cases, Fanella, how many?"
Fanella Fell Cblushingjz "Five.'l
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Mr, Howland Kin American Historyj: t'VVhat is the Sherman Act?"
Lee Gilbrethz "I don't know unless its 'Marching Through Georgiaf "
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Senior: "What is the most nervous thing in the world next to a girl?"
Freshie: "Me-next to a girl."
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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."
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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."
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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.
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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."
NARCISSI X GLADS
PoPP1Es .F LILLIES
The world's greatest collector and
grower of Oriental Poppies.
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Van Wert, Ohio Special attention to Bouquets and Baskets
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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
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
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.
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