Venice High School - Venetian Yearbook (Venice, IL)

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gf' ' Ay ,. ow- ,M ,, ,M llllllm wmv .J--y, - .HIS -.. ,QF lifltrxi' P T he Venetian - 2, s Ubur Alma fllatrr First By the banks of the Mississippi, VVith its Waves of blue, Stands Venice High, our Alma Mater ' Glorigusmto view. E aSecond Freshmen, Sophomores, juniors, Of our dear old High, Hail to thee our Alma Materg Hail thee till we die. r Chorus Lift the phorus, speed it onward Shout from searte sea. Hail to thee, our Alma Materg Hail, all hail into thee. 1 T he Venetian Bvhiraiiun We, the class of ,24, dedicate this, the first volume of "The Venetian," to the parents audi teachers who by their Lllljffliiiflg patience and ever-ready assistance have aided in making this book a success, 2 The Venetian lgrnlugur In order that we may have a better realization of the joys, trials and happenings of our school days and a lasting monument of our Work that we may cherish in memory, We have striven to put forth this first volume of '4The Venetian." It is the first work of this sort ever attempted at Venice High School and we sincerely hope that it will not be judged too harshly. VVe also trust that our classmates Will, in future, follow the precedent we have established. Wie Wish to thank all those Who have, in any manner, aided us. We hope to please all. v 3 The Venetian iHnz11'il nf Ehuraiiun VV. C. Templeton QP1'e5.j Miles Jenkins T. E. Cavner CSec'yD Fred Foley C. W. Snell Wlm. Qhlendorf Noah Ratliff ' 4 T he Venetian Marguerite Kraft Vernon Gauen. . . Perry Feehte .... Edna Taylor .... Maude Fitzgerald. . . Vkfilliam Waters. Robert Phillips, . Mildred Buente.. Staff 5 . . .Business Manager Circulating Manager . . . . .Associate Editor . . . . .Editor-in-Chief ..........Art Editor . . . . . .Athletic Editor Advertising Manager . . . . .Literary Editor T116 Venetian .nu nn '.I::-5-:::::-, I-li E555 ffi 2' 1::::- ,siiiisesen f.- 75 53:1 - ., gf . gi: svryjz' , EE: l ' . ' - X' iff' '-f. 11g::..-::?i-Inu." 9 -3- , Qavmq ' , '-,ffl ,, V AY , N, ",,,,..f R was K '-y , X A L I .5 ai if Q 1' 6 The Venetian 7 The Venezficm f 5 E N I DR 'Q 6, 55232 Wig? ?RBbQ"fS5 'fy - Q gb fg 5 W mv QQ wg? V The lXl1LDRED BUENTE, "Mil" Happy, jolly and gay A real sport in every way Nlfhen in a crowd you ind her She is always full of fun and laughter. Literary Editor. "The Venetian" Capt. Girls' Basketball Team, '21 Safely First, '24 A Pair of Sires, '23 Ruth in a Rush, '23 Courtship of Miles Standish, '21 All on Aveount of Polly, '20 PERRY FECHTE, "Fat" Perry, good natured and nice Is quite a big slice He ploughs thru book after book But still retains that innocent look. Associate Editor, "The Venetian" Safety First, '24 Perfect Attendanfe Certificate, '21 MAUDE FITZGERALD, "Tess" Beautiful, serene and happy With eyes bright and snappy, Her thoughts to herself she doth keep Giving advice to treasure deep. Art Editor, "The Venetian" Safety First, '24 Ruth in a Rush, '23 VERNON GAUEN, "Beany" Serious, quick, serene, Always looks so nice and clean Around him the ladies do play For he will be president of the Circulation Mgr., "The Venetian" Basketball, '24 Baseball, '23 and '24 Awarded "V" in '24 Safety First, '24 Ruth in a Rush, '23 C.8zA Venetian E N. ' if. 9 The Venetian MARGUERITE KRAFT, "Peg" Peg's so jolly, funny and gay, Gave teacher many a bad day For argue she would, and argue she could Till she gained the platform for which she stood. Business Mgr., "The Venetian" See. liz Treas. of Class '23 ana' '24 Capt, Girls' B. B. Team in '22 Safety First, '24 The City Feller, '24 A Pair of Sires, '23 Ruth in a Rush, '23 An Early Bird, '22 ROBERT PHILLIPS, "Bob" Still waters run deep Bob is never asleep He may look quiet and sweet Still he has all at his feet. Advertising Mgr., "The Venetian" Class President, '23 Basketball, '24 Baseball, '24, '23, '22 Awarded "V," '24 Safety First, '24 EDNA TAYLOR, "Eddie" A jolly, happy-go-lucky. Clever, sassy and plucky Lassie good and true Smiling thru troubles blue. Editor, "The Venetian" President, Class '24 See. of Jimior-Senior Club, '23 Safety First, '24 A Pair of Sires, '23 Ruth iii a Rush, '23 VVILLIAM WATERS, "Bill" There are men of much wisdom There are others quite Wise But the fellow who pleasingly Makes quite a hit ls Bill from Old Ireland Who Wins with his Wit. Athletic Edtior, "The Venetian." Capt. Basketball Seeoiids, '23 Basketball, '24 Baseball, '24 Awarded "V," '24 l Safety First, '24 i n 10 The Venetian ifiainrg nf the Ship nf '24 In the early part of Septembtr in the year 1920, twenty-one passengers boarded the ship for our Freshman journey. lt was one beset by many tempests. as are all such. journeys. Our first stop was made the latter part of October. Here we enjoyed our first real affair in the form of a Hallowe'en Party. Our ship went on until the end of December, when we were detained by a Christmas Party. At this affair we Freshies began to feel that we were a portion of the dear old navy, V. H. S. There were many more hap- penings but they are as nothing when we consider the greatness of the waves. ln May the ship came in to be repaired for its next journey. On September 5, 1921, we set sail on our Sophomore travels. VVei also received a new passenger, Edna Taylor. XVe now have the experience of a year and feel more able to cope with the calamities and distresses of the sea. In about three weeks we received an S. O. S. signal that we should come to the aid of a sister ship and show her the ways of the ocean. This we accomplished by an initiation which will always be remembered by the ship which called for help. Much to the satisfaction of all on board we stopped at two ports to enjoy first a Hallowe'en and then a Christmas Party. In February two ships by names, junior and Senior, landed at the same port for repairs as we had, so they decided to make it a pleasant sojourn by zz Kid Party, and in April we returned the affair by a Mother Goose evening. We returned on the 29th of May. On the 6th of September, 1922, we left port with a happy crowd of thirteen original passengers and one new one, Mildred Buente. Wfe are now enlightened and we feel in the frame of mind as may have easily been seen. lNe sailed on in a very enjoyable manner until the 31st of October when the ship was decorated with pumpkins, witches and lanterns. That evening we all enjoyed a very peppy function. Wlhen our ship landed to get new sup- plies the women passengers suggested to those of the Senior ship that we give a Kid Party for the other two ships. This was done and it left an impression that Will never be forgotten. Christmas and Easter were also celebrated with the proper ceremonies. The young girls on board gave a banquet for their mothers and thus established a precedent which we hope will be faithfully followed. Many wonderful scenes I now recall, to memory, of this journey and to show our respect and farewell to a ship which had almost run her course we gave a Prom for the Senior ship. The toast was warmly accepted, much to our satisfaction. Then, after a few more tempests in the form of semester exams we returned home on the 28th of May. To celebrate our arrival on safe ground we went for a hay ride. Thus endeth our junior voyage. 11 T he Venetian On September 4th, 1923, we set sail on the Senior vessel with a cargo of eight persons. This we anticipated as a happy and prosperous voyage, and to make it such we resolved on issuing, for the first time in the history of the Venice fleet, a book of our travels. We named it "The Venetian." ln connection with the other members of our naval forces we enjoyed a 1-Iallowe'en Party and in due time a Christmas one. At the latter one the Senior ship was given much credit and respect. ln November the women passengers acted as waitresses and songsters at an affair given by the crew for the directors of the fleet and their wives. The Senior and Junior ships gave a Tacky Party for all female passengers and it was a decided success. Many other tempests occurred such as exams, selection of invitations, and approval of attire, but they did not prevent us, who are determined to pass from the Venetian fleet to the one named Alumni, from attaining our goal. Thus, we now belong to V. H. S. only in memory. Marguerite L. Kraft. Zliarnltg mime Qlrarka Mr. Pickens-Miss Kraft take your side up along this wall for the match. Miss Pattiz-The public schools of England are called Board schools due to the fact that they are managed by a board. Mr. Chester-Cjust before noon dismissalj XVere you absent or late this morning? Bill-VVhy, late, how could I be absent when I'm here now. Miss Alexander-Please sit down over here Ellen. I might strain my hearing if you stay by that window. Our examination was accompanied by a vocal solo by Miss Burke in English Literature. We don't know whether it was Nearer My God to thee or Yes, we have no bananas. Mr. Pickens-Your next lesson will be down in South America. Miss Pattiz-Why did Antonio have to have money? Well, so he could have his suit pressed? Lilly-What comes after deception in that sentence? Miss Alexander-The next word. Miss Pattiz-In Spain children have their mother's and father's name, To illustrate say Mr. Black and Miss White got married. Their children Vvould be black and white. 12 The Vwzetzkm GBII1' 0112155 HUPIU On the corner of Seventh and liroaclway Stands dear old Venice llivh And for the class of '24 Her memory will n-ever die. lYe'll never forget dear V. H. S. XVhere we spent our happy days A picture of that time and place NVill be with us always. The Freshman class of ,27 Is made up of style and snap . The Sophomores are wiser still For work give not a rap. The Iunior minds are turning fast To the work of their Senior year And the two hig fours of '24 Deserve a hearty cheer. Vlfilliam with his eyes of blue And wicked dimples, too. Bob, the shcik of the class NVould do most anything for you. Vernon, too, is a good old scout, Perry-the strength of the class, Edna she just loves to talk, And Peg's a jolly lass. Mildred's middle name is "fun," Shels just chucked full of laughter, And Maude her faithful follower Good naturedly folows after. To Mr. McComis we owe our thanks For many a helping hand He most always forgives our pranks D XVith just a smile or a wave of the hand. Miss Pattiz doctor, nurse and teacher XVhat would we do without her? Miss Alexander, too, and her good nature V. H. S. without her we couldn't feature Miss Burke. I know we'll miss NVhen our English 4 will be no more And our ancestors shall sleep in bliss. Red hair is most always a sign of temper Well, Mr. Chester is an exception If I but rightly remember. Mr. Pickens a wonderful man is he He could tell you most anything About dates UD and geography. And now upon leaving old V. H. S. We take memories of all the past Of our teachers of our school friends And of the two Big Fours-Our class. I3 Maude Fitzgerald The Venetian Qllame iirnphrrg In the year of l93O I chanced to be walking along the streets of Milan at noon hour, so I dropped in an Italian restaurant. As there was an epidemic of diphtheria there only a few waiters were present, so that, the chef waited on me. He was a stout and accommodating man, who could certainly sling spaghetti. It proved to be Perry Fechte. The next day I sailed to Paris and while there met one of those Parisian models of which we hear so much. It was at the theater that I met this woman and when she was introduced I said: "Miss Taylor! Oh yes, I know you. You were one of my classmates at V. I-I. S." London has always been a place of great manufacturing charm to me. So on my travels I stopped there to see some of its wonders. It was here that I met the president of a great steel plant, who was my old friend, Vernon Gauen. I have always been anxious to be a popular man and to know how to dance, The usual conception is the European masters are the best, so I started to take lessons. Upon my first trip I was given a very beautiful and flirtatious partner, who, when I asked her nameg replied, "Miss Mildred Flor- ine Buentef' Scotland is noted for her artistic minds and for this reason I went to view some of her sculpturing and art. It was here that I saw a most beautiful painting. The guide informed me that it was the work of a Maude Fitz- gerald, who was formerly of America. Who said our annual did not have ani' good effect? I Everyone has heard of the Turkish Harem. I also visited this land of strange customs. NVhile there, among other curious things, I saw the sultan and his many wives. He was none other than Robert Phillips. Humph! That's nothing, he always was popular with the ladies. Upon returning to my native land my attention was drawn to a case in our Supreme Court. It was one testing the constitutionality of one of our recently enacted laws. On entering the court room I saw a very ngble- looking lawyer. The judge then said: "Court is now opened for today's session. Miss Kraft, will you kindly interview the committeef, I then returned to New York City to resume my duties as Mayor, Thus I have again seen all my classmates, whom we once styled the Two Big Fours. They are now famous. Vvillialh Waters. 14 The Venetian Ollawm will Coming to the conclusion that we are about to pass from this realm of trial and tribulation into that existence from which there is no returng wishing to avoid any dissensions and to obviate all opportunities for dis- pute over the rich legacy which thc Class of ,Z4 has accumulated during its industrious existence, and being desirous of obeying the law and cus- tom, we, the Class of IZ4, have met and unanimously voted this instrument to be our last will and testament. Wie, the Class of Nineteen Hundred Twenty-four of Venice I-Iigh School, City of Venice, County of Madison, State of Illinois, United States of America, being at this time of sound mind and memory, and wishing to dispose of our treasured interests as seems fit, for the benefit of undermentioned legal heirs of their assigns, do make, publish and de- clare this to be our last will and testament, hereby annulling all others. Firstly: XVe, the Class of '24, bequeath to the Class of '27 our dignity and promptness in attending all classes. Secondly: To the Sophomore Class our alertness, that they may be ever ready to meet the bluff of the next years Seniors. Thirdly: Our "bluff, to the junior Class, that they may use it to frighten the other classes next year. Fourthly: To Mr. Pickens our ability to concentrate. Fifthly: Our thanks and appreciation to Miss Pattiz for her good. nature that has aided us through our many trials. Sixthly: To Miss Alexander our hopes that in future years she will have less nerve-wrecking classes. Seventhly: To Miss Burke our remarkable ability to read and appre- ciate good poetry. Eighthly: To Mr. Chester, our desire that the future senior classes will act with more dignity, as seniors should. Ninthly: To Mr. McComis, our gratitude for the many favors he has done for the Class of '24. Tenthly: Our regrets to Mr. Rabb that we have caused so many hours of labor and worry, Eleventhly: To the Board of Education, we bequeath the pleasure of trying to please the remaining classes. Twelfthlyz I, Maude Fitzgerald, do give and bequeath my permanent Wave to Anna Maher. Thirteenthly: I, Robert Phillips, do give and bequeath by accuracy in stenography to Lorena Ferguson, that she may not need to Work as dilligently as I have done. Fourteenthly: I, William Waters, do give and bequeath my knowledge of good jokes to Eugene Lewis, also my ability to keep them to myself. Fifteenthly: I, Edna Taylor, do give and bequeath my talking ability to Pearl McCown, so that she may be able to keep the teacher's mind busy. Sixteenthly: I, Marguerite Kraft, do give and bequeath my knowledge of Caesar to Marvin Dean, also my love for long sentences. Seventeenthly: I, Perry Fechte, do give and bequeath my boisterous habits to Clinton Delcour. 15 The Venetian Eightecnthly: I, Vernon Gauen, do give and bequeath experiences with "the fordu to Corwin Davinroy, that the next Senior Class may not suffer for the want of a messenger. Nineteenthly: I, Mildred Iluente, do give and bequeath my ability to walk sedately up the steps to Martha VVatson, so that she will cause less disturbance While passing to classes. IN VVITNESS IYHEREOF, VVe have hereunto set our hand and seal this twentyeeighth day of May, nineteen hundred and twenty-four Ql9Z4f. THE CLASS OF 'Z4. Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the Class of 24, as and for their last will and testament, in the presence of us, and in the presence of each other, having hereunto subscribed our names as attesting Wit- nesses to said instrument. VERNON GAUEN, Witnesses: Notary Public. TOODY fthe dead dogj HERBERT RABB Qjanitorls sonj Iliaunritv Snnga Peg Kraft-Somebody Stole My Pal. Bill Waters-Buy a Paper. Tess Fitzgerald-I Love You. Marvin Dean-Last Night on the Back Porch. Blanch McManaWay-So This is Venice! Corwin Davinroy-When I Wanna, You Don' Wanna. Ed. Taylor-Oh, How He Lied to Me. Bob Phillips-She IVouldn't Do What I Asked Her To, So I Socked Her on the jaw. Mil Buente-A Kiss in the Dark. Vernon Gauen-Lily of the Valley. Pat Pechte-Home Sweet Home Anna Maher-Linger Awhile. Marion Groshong-Sleep. Reatha McComis-Just a Girl That Men Forget. Gene Lewis-She's My Darling, My Daisy. Lorena Perguson-My Lovey Came Back to Me. Louis Naeve-Dancin' Dan. Miss Pattiz-Somebody's Wrong. Miss Alexander-Sweetheart. Miss BurlceeThe Sunshine of Your Smile. Mr. Chester-Mamma Loves Papa. Mr. Pickens-I Gave You Up Before You Threw Me down. Lorayne Devine-Sittin' In the Corner. Mr. McComis-Sweet and Low. Florence Byrnes-Dream Boat. Dorothy Lewis-That Old Gang of Mine. Carl Ardrieh-East Side, West Side. George Schaffner-I Love Me. Henry McComis-Somewhere a Voice is Calling. 16 The Venetian Sv. an me Sum it in QBLII' ilirwhman lgvarv l.Yhen we entered high school as Freshmen we had a most idealistic picture of senior life. This is senior life as we saw it in our Freshman year. Wie were all at sea as to what to do when school began on the first morning. As soon as we were given our seats we went to the office to sign up for our studies. A number of the upper class students were very much amused at one of the Freshie boys, who wanted to know if he could take cooking for his fourth study. For the next few days we could see Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in groups looking at us and discussing what we thought to be 'fourselvesf' A short time afterward we were initiated and that seemed to liven us up considerably, while we also became more acquainted with the students of the upper classes. Wle could see the juniors and Seniors leave the study hall when they saw fit, and while in the study hall they would totally disregard the bell- taps of the study hall teacher, and the many notices of "Senior Meetingl' on the bulletin board made us believe more and more of how great it must be to become a Senior. Then came the parties: At the Hallowe'en party especially we amused the older students greatly in our funny garb, while at the Christmas party we also enjoyed ourselves by an entertainment given by the older students. By the end of the year we were all more accustomed to the high school life, and we were looking forward to the next year when we, too, might enjoy ourselves at the expense of the new Freshmen that would enter high school. R. M. PHILLIPS. 17 The Venetian Jvmoki. . '11 Q W 'M ,QB .5 2 In- ' J diff' Q9 I 'A . gyljzeefeaneff ff 18 T he Venetian JUNIORS' NAMES Front row-Leonard Hofmann, Marion Groshong and Henry McComis Back row-Corwin Davinroy, Blanche McManaway and Marvin Dean. 19 T he Venetian Gilman itliaiurg nf Euninra The class graduating in 1921 from the grade school consisted of seven girls, intent on vainping all their nine associates of the opposite sex, but on arrival at the High School the First morning and receiving the beautiful glances of the Sophomore boys they changed their minds, and they settled down to writing notes on the sly, a practice which was very obnoxious to the teachers. Thus the 'first year passed under the supervision of a very stern, square featured professor who told theart-breakingj stories about his baby girl. The lady teachers were more gentle, until examination day came, and then they had no pity on us poor innocent freshmen. One of our bright pupils insisted on teasing the lady teachers Cwhich he does yetj, by making comical expressions. We also suffered a seat warming contest planned by the Senior boys, VVe were the chief receivers of this trouser-racking treatment, which was the initiation required to enter High School. We had several Hschool doings" in which we took an inactive part and finally came the final examinations and school picnic, which were celebrated heartily. . We started the Sophomore year with seven boys and seven girls. VVe became more important in school activities Csome of us even making good gradesj. Our principal fthe tall man with red face and square headl moved north and a "chunky" little red-headed fellow took his place and tried his Hderndest' to teach us geometry. Some of us didn't know geometry from dominoes, but the majority of the class got through O. K. Vlfe had a cute little music teacher and we sang in the mornings for fifteen minutes tat least some of us didj. She also conducted the High School Orchestra that played out of the "Orchestry books." We sure initiated the freshmen that year and told them about the bumpy road they would have to travel to be a Sophomore. Qur studies be- came easier and we had a splendid time. The sewing class and manual train- ing class had a line display of their work on exhibition at the end of the term. Qur sewing teacher and manual training teacher deserve praise for they boosted everything immensely. Thus the second term was served. Those three months vacation went quickly and we then enlisted 35 juniors. We regret the lack of girls in our class for we have only one, the rest of the class consisting of six boys. Our former English teacher is still With us, but alas! not in English. We have another English teacher-she ig good too. We also have that Hred-headed teller" in Physics. We've had a good time this year at parties, basket ball games, picture shows and plays given at the High School. The Senior class think they're smart-they're discussing graduation business-that leaves us out entirely-but we don't care. We doii't want to graduate for a year or two anyway-we like old Venice High, Cso well that some of us would not think of leaving it.j MARVIN DEAN, 20 T he Venezfimz 21 T he Venetian Yuen 0 9. 5 , f 0 W G JV ' F' LQ . mmf? if ' eo e 5 5 4 e 22l The Venetian SOPHOMORES Front row-Earl Naeve and Richard Stangle. Back row-Lilly Hughes, Lorena Ferguson, Ada Byrnes, Magdalena Watson, Martha W'atson, Anna Maher and Florence Byrnes. 23 The Venetian Snphnmnrv Eliintnrg We were a happy bunch on the morning that we entered High School. When the nine o'clock bell rang, nearly scaring some of us to death, we all went to the assembly, where our superintendent introduced a short-red- headed man to us and said that he was to be our principal. We all thought that he would be awful hard on us since he had red hair, but we found out later that he wasn't as hard as he looked. The rest of the teachers were then introduced and we were told that we should go to the office to register. After that we went home to rest for the next day which we thought would be very trying, but it was not so hard after all. We were glad, however, when it was over. After we were settled down, along came Hallowe'en alnd the High School gave a party. Then came Christmas and of course- another party, at which we all had a real good time. Then came semister exams, during which the Sophomores seemed to delight in telling us that we had all "flunked" in Algebra, but after the test was over we found out that it was not as bad as that. When the final exams came along we did not feel so frightened and therefore got along better. Thus ended our Freshman year in V. H. S. We were Sophomores! Oh, the joy of being worthy to be called such. We thought that our heads would never go back to their normal size, but they finally did. Of course, we had lots of fun teasing the green "Freshies" as the Sophomores before had teased us. When semister exams. came We were not afraid at all, although some of us did get some Fls, Our only Sophomore' boy got a "V" this year and you can bet We are proud of him. Now as we are nearing the close of our second year in high school, we find that we have learned many things of value during those two years. Now we bid the Seniors farewell and wish them all the good luck in the world. And our dear teachers! Of course, we couldnlt forget them after thev have been so kind to us Q???j-but we will hear more of them next year-perhaps, -Anna Maher, 24 T he Veneticm EPZ, P I-Iaur n iiananam NVe've a little song to sing Well not make it long It's only of the things we think On days our teachers gone. Well not deny We are not poets Or writers of great fame But what we tell you is the truth So listen Closely while we tell you. Yes! the Seniors are dougheads The Seniors are dougheads this year The Freshmen and juniors the same to you, too, But Oh! listen to us say We are those full-of-life Sophomores Those bright. ready-for-fun Sophomores But, yes! the Seniors are dougheads The Seniors are dougheads this year. Halloween came quick and fast So the Freshmen say But we all know they are slow, They hardly know their prayers VVhen you ask them anything They prove their green all through The Freshmen are so very green They think an apple's blue. Ha! Ha! But, yes! the Freshmen are green The Freshmen are green this year The Juniors and Seniors, the same to you, too, But, Oh! listen to us say, We are those full-of-life Sophomores Those bright, ready-for-fun Sophomores But, yes! the Freshmen are green The Freshmen are green this year. The Seniors are like butterflies And we the Sophomores say The Freshmen sure can tell the lies But those Juniors you should hear They out-shine the rest of us Never say a thing Has a bit of truth in it And this is Why we sing, Ha! Ha! Yes, the Juniors are dumbells And we the Sophomores, say The Juniors are dumbells this year The Freshmen and Seniors the same to you, too, But, Oh! listen to us say We are those full-of-life Sophomores Those bright-ready-for-fun Sophomores But, yes! those Juniors are dumbells The Juniors are dumbells this year. 25 A Soph T he Venetian gg MEN 9 Q, . , .,.. S 26 O The Venetian I l 1 l Back row-VVesleV Gore. Edifh VVatson, Lorayne Devine, Reatha lXflcComis, Lilly Dorr and Pearl McCowan. Center row-Ella Evans, Alice Durer, Raymond Niles, George Turner, Harold Koelker and Helen Blades. Front row-Thomas Foley, Theresa Maher, Eucy Carpenter, Eugene Lewis and George Shaffner. 27 T he Venetian illrvahmvn Ollaaa ifiatnrg - We were a very proud bunch as we approached the high school. The girls all wore an unusual display of powder and rouge, while the boys really had their shoes shined! As we drew nearer the school we were greeted with, "Well, l'll be-l" "Look at the Freshies l" "Greenbacks!'7 'iDumbellsl" Our proudness drop- ped down to a lower temperature and our hearts went Uflop l" We were told to go to the assembly where we were greeted with peculiar looks from our superior UQ schoolmates. We secured seats for ourselves at the back of the assembly and, a few minutes after we were seated a loud bell rang which brought the rest of the High School Cteachers and studentsj into the room. We then listened to a short sermon from a red-headed fellow with a funny chin, who, we were told, was our principal. After his speech he intro- duced the manual training teacher. There was a flourishing of powder puffs from the Senior girls while the Sophomore girls gazed and whisperedg "lsn't he handsome l" Q???j We then went to our English class where we listened to another lecture from our English teacher. She talked so nice that all of us liked her right "off the reel." In our Science class we got more acquainted with our principal and found him to be a man "after our own hearts." He also taught us in Alge- bra Qwhich we were very thankful forl. We soon learned to like to hear his lectures and thereafter paid the very strictest attention to what he was say- ing. ' ln Shorthand we were very good in our deportment for our cute little teacher was so angelic herself. She never spoke a cross word to us but always began the class by saying, i'Eugene, either shut up or get out l" After we really got settled in our school studies, along came Hallowe'en and the High School gave a party Qfireshies servingj. Soon after Came Christmas and therefore-another party! The Sophomores served this time and everything was lovely. By this time all of our terror had left us. Hardly any one teased us eX- cept the Senior boys? but we were looking' forward to the time when thev would depart from "High,,' so paid no attention to them. ' Then came the final exams and our hearts sank down to zero! The Sophomore girls seemed to find a great pleasure in telling us how terribly hard they would be, but we didnit find them so "terrible" and thanked our stars that they weren't harder. Now that we are nearing the end of our Freshmen year we have decided to have more pity on the poor Nfreshiesi' of next year than the Sophomofes have had on us. Now we bid the Seniors a "farewell" and wish them all "good-luck!" And our teachers! We can't forget them for they have all been so terribly patient with "such bad students l" Reatha McComis. 28 T he Venetian 29 T he Venetian illrwhman HIIPI11 Carl is a good boy except when he's bad, Iiorayne is a kind girl when she isn't madg ucv is little but she will grow some day. Wesley is so tall he's always in the way. Raymond likes to study when there is no lesson to get, But all George Shaffner likes to do is sit around and fretg Harold Koelker is good and gets his lessons well, But what George Turner knows is often hard to tellg Reatha likes to laugh at anything that comes her way, But Pearl gets mad at anything you sayg Eugene is very funny and likes to have his way, Tommy likes to learn, he will be president some dayg Lillie likes anyone who has lots of iokes to tell. Ella likes to read books and doesn't get her lessons well, Alice is a working girl, some day she will be rich, Theresa takes sewing and knows every stitchg Helen likes to study, she could get her lessons if she would. Edith likes to study and is also very good. -Wesley Gore illlluhrrn Hiawatha By the shores of Cuticura, By the sparkling Pluto Water Lived the prophylatic Chiclet- Danderine-fair Buick's daughter. She was loved by famous Big Yank Son of Palmolive and Victrolag Heir apparent to the Mazdag Of the tribe of Coca Cola , Through the dark strolled the lovers x Through the shredded Wheat they wandered "Lovely little Wrigly Chicletf' Were the fervent words of Big Yank "No Pyrene can quench the Ere, Nor any asperine still the heartache, Oh-my prestolite desire- Let us marry-little Djar Kiss. 30 The Venetian Seninr iixnrmminnn Edna-Oli, I know Cwaving her handj. Yernon-Say, how'd ya get that way Robert-Oh, you're funny. XVilliam-Say, dummy. Mildred-It's a great life-if you clon't weaken. Maude-Oh, do you think so? Marguerite-Now, wasn't that funny? Letls laugh. Perry-Ch, you missed half your life. Zlleirultg Exprvaainnn Mr. Chester-I have a few announcements this morning. Msis Burke-Of course-- Miss Alexander-just go ahead, that'll take off your grade. Miss Pattiz-That's such a feeble attempt to be funny, it's pitiful. Mr. Pickens-Well, here's the idea. Mr. McComis-just a little talk this morning. illamnua Svrninr Stalin ' Mildred-Gee Whiz, do you expect me to know all that? Perry-I clidn't get that. Maude-Oh, I don't know. Vernon-I had to work last night. Robert-Well, it's something like this, but I can't remember all those things. Edna-Well, letis see. Aw, I forgot. William-Aw, shucks, somebody swiped my book. Marguerite-Well, just what do you mean? 31 A T he Venetian I QQLETIC 5 .. ev' ,X Q I 1 32 The Vefzcticm WATFNS. 33 The Venetian Zflazkvi ilall The season opened with prospects very bright for us. VVe first traveled to Madison to play the Madison seconds. We were all full of pep and wanted to play a hard game of basket ball. This was November 8, and the basket ball season had just started. We played a fast game and so did the oppos- ing team and the score ended in a tie 15-15. On November 19, Madison came here and we were all ambitious to de- feat them, but after a hard-fought, fast game they defeated us 16-8. This did not take the pep out of us because we felt that we still had victories, to to be added. Then there came our first victory when New Baden traveled here just to be defeated on December 14, This was a very interesting game because we both fought hard and kept the score near a tie all through the game. The score ended up to be 23-17 in our favor. just after the Christmas holidays we traveled to New Baden. VVe were all feeling fine because of the fine time we had during the vacation days and we were sure of a victory. But the tables turned and after a hard-fought battle came home defeated 15-8. On january 25th the Troy High School came here. There was a slow game for the first two quarters because we thought they would be easy. The score stayed in their favor most of the time but we fought hard. The last two quarters we played our best, but they had the jinx on us, and the score when the game ended, was 10-8 in favor of Troy. Un February first Livingston came here. They were a bunch of big, husky, strong fellows, and we saw a hard battle before us. This was a rough and tumble game. We played our best and gave them all we had but they defeated us by a score of 19-11. On February 15 we traveled to Troy with a bunch of rooters along with us. We got a little encouragement with the rooters along but it was all in vain. We went down to defeat once more by a margin of four points, 10-6. The season was now coming to a close and we were all tired playing basket ball. We then traveled to Livingston on january 22nd, with the blig- gest crowd of rooters we ever had and played the hardest battle of the sea- son, but we could not win because of the large gym and heavy oppotneuts, The score ended up 29-8 in favor of the opposing team, but we traveled home as a happy bunch of sports to close the season. , Willianl Water'5, 34 T he Venezficm 35 V fig, The Venetian Smfrtg Eliirat This farce has a story of sustained interest. Its leading role is that of an innocent and inoffensive young husband, Jack Montgomery, who is plung- ed into the abyss of the law after trying to rescue a Turkish maiden from the hands of the police. jack and his churn, jerry, visit Zuleika to aid the interests of Jack's cousin, Elmer Flannel, a shrinking young man. Jack, jerry and Zuleika are arrested and sentenced to thirty days in jail. In order to keep the disgrace from Jack's wife, Mabel, and -lerry's fiancee. Virginia, they tell them that they are going to a convention of Shriners by boat. The scheme works and Mabel and Virginia bid them a tearful farewell. In the second act the ladies have received word from the steamboat company that jack and jerry are not to be found on board and have probably been washed overboard and drowned. They are heart-broken and don deep mourning for the loved ones they never expect to see again. Jack and Jerry in jail, know nothing of this. and when their thirty days expire they return to the ladies full of joy and explanations of their won- derful trip to Florida. It takes some tall explaining to show why they were not drowned. and when Mrs. Bridger, the mother of the girls, learns that Zuleika has been missing for thirty days, she naturally thinks that she ac- companied the boys to Florida. Mabel decides to return to her mother's roof and never see Jack again. The third act straightens out the tangle after a series of laughable events culminating in an elopernent down a ladder in which lack, who thinks he is eloping with Mabel, his wife, finds that the lady he is running away with is the Irish cook, Mary Ann OlFinnerty. Qlharartrrz-Svafrtg Zllirnt -lack Montgomery, a young husband ................. jerry Arnold, an unsuccessful fixer . .. Mr. McNutt, a defective detective .... Elmer Flannel, awfully shrinking ......... Abou Ben Mocha, a Turk from Turkey ....... Mabel Montgomery, Jack's wife-pity her ..... Virginia Bridger, her young sister .......... Mrs. Barrington-Bridger, their mamma .... Zuleika, a tender Turkish maiden ......... Mary Ann O'Finnerty, an Irish cook lady .... 37 . . . .Williams Waters . . . .Robert Phillips . . . . .Vernon Gauen . . . .Corwin Davenroy . . . . . .Perry Fechte . . . . .Mildred Buente . . .Maude FitzGerald Blanche McManaway . . .. . . . .Edna Taylor . . . .Marguerite Kraft The Venetian lflallnmrfrn lgartg This was the first event of the season, and a good time was assured. VVhen we first entered the gym we were greeted by a "somebody" who pinned a number on us, by which we were to be known when recognized. After walking around mysteriously for a while we began to play games suited to Hallowe'en, such as trying to take an apple into the mouth at once. Later we were informed that the eats were ready. We then proceeded to hunt our partners by matching pumpinks. The Freshmen girls were all very much disappointed because they did not get to eat with some of the Senior fellows. After we had succeeded in "getting away" with everything we were entertained by a stunt from each class. The Seniors tried to scare the little Freshmen by appearing as ghosts. They pranced around in as much a ghostly manner as possible. Afterwards one of the class read a phantom story. The juniors were next. They gave a very striking illustration of "Chicken Stealing." The Sophomores, being gifted with poetic ability, proceeded to tell us what they thought of us. This was told by a song written by a member of the class. fllinuing Hirtnrv Sfhum The basket ball team, being in need of money, decided to give a moving picture show. The picture selected was "The Village Blacksmith." In order to promote the selling of tickets, and as there was soon to be a Christmas Party, the team arranged to divide the High School into four squads. The squads were chosen from the entire school and the terms were that the two squads selling the least number of tickets were to entertain the other two squads with a play at the Christmas Party. The consequence was that a large crowd turned out and the show was in every way a great success. A few months later the Senior class gained permission to give "The Town That Forgot Godf, This proved to be successful in a way of enter- tainment as well as financial help. The Senior class also gave a picture, "The Old Swimmin' Hole," for the benefit of the Annual. The girls of the High School have made a custom of entertaining the mothers, and as picture shows have always been beneficial they obtained the permission to give "The Deerslayerf' 38 The Venetian Qlhriatmaa Idarig This was by far the greatest event of the year. Every one seemed to enter into the spirit of Christmas. Although Miss Pattiz could scarcely talk above a whisper, what would the party have been without her? NVe were first entertained by a piano solo by Miss Burke, then Mildred Buente gave a very interesting reading. Afterwards, the two losing squads in the selling of tickets for the show, gave us a very good playlet. Of all the pictures of Santa Clause we certainly had them that night. Every one had him pictured differently. We certainly felt sorry for the poor girls and fellows who wore their new shoes, for jumping after the balloons some one was sure to land right on some one else's toes. The Seniors felt very dignified for the table was arranged in the letter "T" and we Seniors were placed at the head. Later we were pre- sented with a gift from Santa Claus, whose part was played by Mr. Pickens. Mather-Eaughirr Banquet In order to show our appreciation and thanks to the mothers who by their sacrifices and care have enabled us to attend school, we decided to give a banquet in their honor. The mothers arrived about eight o'clock and the program began. The Freshman chorus opened the program by a song, which was greatly ap- preciated. Teresa Maher recited a very appropriate poem on "just Like Mother." Miss Burke sang a solo and Mildred Buente gave a very inter- esting reading. Lorena Ferguson read an essay, while the remaining girls endeavored to help entertain by a playlet, "Miss Burnett Puts One Over." Lastly six girls said speeches, each holding a letter spelling Mother. The most interesting part of the evening was the eats. These were served in the gym. The tables were very effectively decorated, having green ferns dividing the tables. There were six bouquets of sweet peas. The favors were red and white roses filled with candy. We ended the evening by singing our Alma Mater and giving our school yell for the mothers. 39 T he Venetzkzn f Glarkg lgarig The Sophomore, junior and Senior girls entertained the Freshmen girls by giving a Tacky Party in their honor. Every one came dressed in their very worst. Vlfe spent the first part of the evening trying to get used to each others' costumes. Later we played many games and each one expressed their knowledge by seeing how many cities they could remember. The lunch was served in a very tacky manner. ln short, We had a Very enjoyable time. ' The iirst prize Was awarded to Pearl McCown for the tackiest costume and Lorena Ferguson won the second prize. Ellaunriiv Gbrrupatiun Mildred-Trying to be serious Qand can'tj. Perry-Studying. Maude-Talking to Blanche. Vernon-Eating candy. Marguerite-fGiving long reports. Bob-Hunting Bill. Edna-Worlcing on the Annual. Bill-Acting foolish. Henry-Reading in the library. Corwin-Combing his hair. Dean-Acting serious. Delcour-Making Wise cracks. Leonard-Playing basket ball. Blanche-Keeping quiet. Lilly-Giggling. Magdalena-Getting good grades. Martha-Reading shorthand. Anna-Answering sharply. Stengle--Being absent. Florence-Powdering her nose. Groshongs-Provoking Miss Pattiz. I 40 Q T he Veneticzn 1551113 the 0112155 nf '24 in illamnua There are many reasons why the Senior Class is famous, but there are eight principal reasons. The delicious sweets which put every one on our long waiting list: chocolates that make onels mouth water, is the one and only Buente sugar lunm. Then for light lunch and nourishment our famous Kraft's cheese is brought out. lt is not only nourishing but greatly in demand. XYhen it comes to Hclassl' we have it with us. VVe are Taylor made boys and girls. XVe are so neat and nice, not a stitch is out of place. We, through our Taylor, have become very popular. Talk about the "devil"-well, we have her with us-dare-devil Fitz- Gerald. A follower of the greatdare-devil may be a follower in more than name in V. H. S. Gauens we have galore. VVe are well represented in clothing. Clothing of all sorts may be had easily. Short and snappy that is us. Our hair is bobbed. Qur great "Bob," the most enterprising hairdresser about. How famous the name of Phillips, well known and popular ever it is. Our Bob Phillips is not lacking in popularity in V. H. S. How important is the name of VVaters. Where would we be without our waterways for transportation? For we may sail on and on with our Bill VVaters. Eats! Eats! Here we come nice and delicious, pies we have! Perry Pies, the last but not least reason why we are famous. llinrnln Glnnirai In respect of and to pay our tribute to one whom all Americans should honor, every student of Venice High wrote an essay about Abraham Lincoln. To increase enthusiasm and to make us high school people see the merits of his life, Mr. john L. Fechte offered two fountain pens of respective value for the two best essays submitted. On the morning of February 12, in connection with our patriotic ceremonies, these were read and the prizes awarded. Lorena Ferguson received first prize, Helen Blades and Reatha McComis came forward for equal second honors. Therefore each received a fountain pen. These works were very much enjoyed by both teachers and students. 41 T he Venetian llzmpg Svrhnnl Eager September 5. Celebrated happy school days by taking an auto trip. CThe farmers missed some of their fruit the next dayj 0 G 4.1 F 6. Every one wanting to know the names of the new teachers. 7. Dignihed Senior girls worked. diligently to get to the roof. But in Vain 1 11. Freshmen all have sore lips this morning. The fellows must have been smoking cigarettes on the hay ride last night. 18. Senior Class elected officers. 19. Seniors send for their rings. 29. F r e s h i e s look pale. First monthly exams. October 3. Exams. over, yet every one is still alive. 4. Seniors go to get watch fixed Qserious breakdownj. 6. 15 22 Rings arrive. First steps toward the annual. Meetings, meetings, meetings???T 16-18. Teachers meetingg three day off. 21 der. 31 Teachers appear wiser. We won- Hallowe'en party. 42 T he Venetian November 1. Morning after the night before. 2. The girls' mirror mysteriously disappeared. 12. Alas! Poor Perry experimented. with kerosene. Results-singed whisk- mi f 7 . f 13. Mirror appears. f .Q-' I f l ' 1 Y 14. Marguerite and Mildred get ex- ? -If 1 ' L -iffy' ' .1 ' JJ -' n, . ' perience as Old Maid school teachers. li if ' ,QQ 17. First Basket Ball game New 'il 5 - v3"'rrlffZf B d woN 763311 'Q Cv '--I 3 CH Q X fwffffgg 19. Entire H. S. celebrated "Educa- fefg- e X L 2954752 r' iw k" X XQYC ZSE iona ee . . f 20. Bob made a very intelligent talk f , Q ggi gi on "What Illiteracy Means to a Na- J 4 E ?' tion." '92, X151 24. Teachers entertained the Board 1,1 ?i21 only through the aid of the Junior and N Senior girls, who acted as both ser- vants and songsters. 25. Hurrah! Teachers have visiting day. All get holiday. 27. The "Chewing Gum Club" entertained the few remaining members of the Economics Class by a grand march to the window. 28. Every one sorry that Miss Burke is missing so much school. 29. Thanksgiving and no more school for November. December. 2. B. B. boys have beneht moving picture show. 4. First meeting with Mr. Ledbetter. 5. How extravagentl All that gum wasted. 7. VVe were honored by speeches from Miss Pattiz and Messrs. McComis, Chester, and Pickens. VVonder why they all de- cide to talk at the same time. 11. Annual work coming slow but sure. 14. Seems as if the Board would at least let us take a week off before Christmas. 15. Robert falls off chair gazing at Santa Claus. -'- 16, We have heard of the "Fall of Rome," but the fall of the English teacher takes the cakes. 17. Girls discussing their gowns for the Christmas party. 18. Christmas party. We leave for a short vacation hoping to be more industrious when we return. 43 T he Veffetiafz january 2. Back to school. Santa seems to have been very generous with red and white sweaters. nearly frozen. class to appoint staff. 13, lust look at the Freshies study. Y 'J Wfe wonder Where they get the ambition. 14. Beginning of the semester exams. . . How wise every one looks! K - 0 A ,Q o ,X lb. More exams. if ' X ' ' 17. End of exams. Every one takes 0 o on a more joyful air. 23. Sh-heh-shorthand-l. Class have 1 decided to be less boisterous in class. 24. lvllonder why every one decides . to get hurt during noon hour. I sup- pose because Spanish-2 class have not prepared their lesson. n 26. The English-4 class are very affectionate. QCourse of habit from the night beforej 29. Juniors all appear with slick hair and shining faces to have their picture made. 30. The Freshmen have decided to wait patiently so that they may break the camera. 44 5. Trip to New Baden. Results- 7. Meeting of the Faculty with Senior T he Vwzetzmz February 4. Mildred Buente arrived on time. 5. Step on it, fellows! Mr. Chester is going to thrash the entire assembly. 6. We were honored by a visit from the Janitor's cat. The girls were not very appreciative of this visit. 7. Sophomore, junior and Senior girls entertained the Frehsmen girls. Better late than never. 9. Took stan picture. 10. The spirits of the past came into school Vlfednesday afternoon. Wonder where he got it. 12. Celebrated Lincoln's birthday by singing and speeches. 14. Behold! first fly of the season discovered by Peg. 15. The girls spent Friday afternoon in looking out of the window and listening for auto horns for a chance to go to Troy. 17. Mad rush to joke box. 18. Poor George Schaffner won't get married this year. Fell up the steps. 19 . Mr. Pickens must like to grade papers. . Surely he can't get much worse. 20 22. Oh, behold, the falling stars of the Senior Class! 24. 'fOn the desk, girls! There's the mouse." 25. Oh! Those maps. 28. Moving picture show. 29 . Some more F's. March 4. Maude has her map done. Shall we lebrate? 5. "Ain't love grand?" 6. What a busy place this world is for 3 Seniors! Speech by the field secretary Washington U. 10. Edna must have studied her English sson. We wonder. 12. Broadway has now turned into 4overs Lane" for the Sophomore girls and :nior fellows. 13. The fatal day of caps and gowns. 19. 'Tis too bad it couldn't have snowed l winter for the babies to play. 20. A big snow to welcome Spring. 21. Grand rush to the kitchen. A big 1st on ice cream. 45 T' .lk Aga ku n! 1 , -r . The Venetian 24. The morning after the night before. VVe wish Peg would tell us where she got it. V 25. Cheer up, members of the Commercial Geography class, you still have something to live for. 20. The Shorthand-1 class will now sing their closing lullaby. 27. The Caesar class put on a celebration-Mildred brought her book to class. 28. If you want to Find out who is the best man, visit Shorthand-2 class. 29. Pretty nice for the Sophomore girls the third period. 30. Marvin did not hesitate to show his astonishment when he re- ceived that leap year letter. VVatch your step girls. April 1. Spooks! Spooks!??? 2. Maude dropped Commercial Geography. 3. The students aren't the only ones who can take afternoons off. 4. Imagine butteriiys Hying around the gym. Watch out, Willy, you'll catch one. 8. Always get all your work O. Kfd. 7-11. Revenge is sweet. The Senior girls take their revenge out on the third :ia grade. H 14. Wonder why the fellows were disappointed at not having the hay ride? Wk, 15. Always have your bib on when you take Caesar. 16. Lessons in love. Hours 7:30 to 9:00 A. M., in gym. I' M11 Q17 y M 'iff 52 X X ,rf X ll Z , ' A 17. Seniors have called extra session for a week. 1 18. Mr. Pickens says, "Don't talk so muchg one might think Your dumb." ' 21. It must be easy to draw an Sf sign. Or at least the teachers think so. 23. Hay ride. 'Nuff sed. 25. Moving picture show. 26. Uh, joy! This life gets to be more like heaven every dayg jugt think of the days we get to miss English. 27. Invitations arrived. The early bird catches the worm. 46 L The Venetian May l. "May has come." 2. Oh, how our English grades have suffered! 3. VVonder why the Board doesn't in- stall electric fans. 4. The Senior motto: "Never do todav what you can put off till tomorrowug especially when speaking of note books. 5. Wle should have a few hours off kf each day so that the students would not have to sleep during school hours. XXV 7. Senior Class play. Big success. f f 10. Lost powder puff. Oh! what a tragedy. 12. The Freshies will be brilliant men some day. They always read the news- paper. 13. Hurrah! The Juniors do know somethinggthis is a little encouraging for their play. 13. lsn't it a shame the sewing class must leave their garments that were made this year for exhibition. l9s2O. Senior exams. QNVill we burn our books ?j 20. junior play. 24. -lunior-Senior banquet. 26. Seniors spending their last days in school. 27. Eighth grade graduation. 28. Commencement. 29. Picnic day. QOh! what a day.j 30. Day after the night before. what Elhrg Mean 'Gln ,Sentara F-Means fast life. L-Means late hours. U-Means unexpected company. N-Means not prepared. K-Means kicked out. S-Means sickness. T-Means time for athletics. A-Means attended entertainment. L-Means lost hook. L-Means late for dinner. High Svrhnnl Sinners Freshman .... ........................... ........ . . . Sandstone Sophomore . . ........ . . . . . . Soapstone Junigf A,.,, .... G I'l11ClStOI'1C . . .. Tombstone Senior ..,. . . . 47 T he Venetian I , .. ,3,.,,a'2W9Z,f1 fvffxfyf ff :Eff - 'fy 9' e-e - e f:V:,, -0Ff4a . me Q3 0 ZS- M. f Q A -fa' 11 , ff" inf wg, 7 Y :g 75 ff W 7:2 e f 7 9572!-f 1 Wy, zf, ge ,. Ink, 2 fev.f::"f1.f,.,.qlzz1!f ' N wifi! iff'i2ff?'7fI3:gif2f?5f:5!fZiilZP7f4' ' ' , 1, '4f:W'if'i' ' 17-gw',J'19f' ,.f alll' E if-1x4f'I41s61ff?.1f.'x7 'iff-Fff56S?i'f"1::i5fM :::'f ,fu X ,Z -V 'm,mfg:.e. ' "'f,::fs:fa:1m' Eu-I-:P 4 . Q I V xv, H I ..1,,y:,-:,,',-.V ,. f,,qf'g'g'giljl -:ll -' 1 ,ifffgfzgqzgifyl ' . W! if as 'SF K tb Q5,5-f x ' ff if ,H -.Q .ig ' H -fi--.- ' 'f"1,- ." 1,12 ya, vw? Ein 4 -1 '-"I 1..--- - f S- ,1ef?f1Qe. varsakasaamiviiiaeaszig. , f N 4 f f H tqf, Z 1 Z, -ar - .1,., ..- L-, - -- W i,..1f-, ff ',1q9-'T-IZ....A-f-..-.-f.- f . ffifffffp M ffm'-u--114a.a,n5n age! ry f fl .Q w:f, 4 :::::.r.ur.a-:,.L1A 48 The Venetzcm Gln the Alumni The friends we make in childhood, they don't amount to much, The friends we make in middle life are only such and such, The friends we make in old age-their numbers rather smallg But the friends we make in High School-Oh, they're the best of all. Name. Leonore Scott .... Stella Smith . . .. Marjorie Driver Agnes Goldsberry . Herman Lampe .... Wiallace McClelland Ralph Miller ...... Theodore Scott .... Morene Groshong. . Lucille McComis .. Clara Rhemus .... Bessie VVright .... Jessie Liebold .... Fred Kohl ....... John McComis Howard Bay Clifford Cavner . . . Delene Groshong .. William Jenkins . . . Richard Krause Myrtle Roman . .. Ila Scott ....... Nona Baxter Henry Dauderman Elsie Sandcork .... Mable Wright .... Sarah Dempster Lillian Berger .... Bernice Caton ..... Beulah Templeton . Rose Voegel ...... Ralph Ludwig .... Joseph Maher .... Richard Kraft .... Class of '17 Occupation. Teacher ......... Mrs. McBrian ..... Class of '18 Billing Clerk ...... Stenographer .. . Salesman ...... VVabash R. R.. . .. Architect ........ Class of '19 Teacher ........... Teacher .... Teacher ...... Mrs. Sullivan . .. Teacher ...... Horne ........... Washington U. . . . . Class of '20 ci.Qf12ffQQfQfQIQ McKendree College .. Clerk C. 81 A. ..... . Clerk ............ Stenographer .... Washington U. . . . Teacher ......... Class of '21 Credit Manager ....... Mrs. Clifford Cavner .... Stenographer ....... Home ............. Class of '22 Clerk ............. Mrs. Geo. Devine .... Cashier ........... Clerk ............ Washington U. . . . Contractor . . . 49 Residence. . . . California . . . . . .Venice . . . .Venice Venice . . . California . . . Chicago . . . . . Venice . . . California . . . Venice . . . Venice . . . Venice Venice Venice University City Venice ... St. Louis . . . . Venice . . . Venice Venice Venice . . Granite City Venice .... Venice .....St. Louis . . . . . Venice . . . Venice . . . Venice . . Venice . . . Venice . . . Venice . . . Venice . . . Venice . . . Venice . . . Venice Larue Baxter Gussie Cox .. . . .. Franklin Foley ......... Lambert Fechte ....... VVillian1 Hormann Austin Lewis ..... . . . . Leo Maher ...... Marvin Niles ..... . . . August Rhemus Anida Mae Thomas: The Venetian Class of '23 College ..................... . . . Decalb, lll. Asst. Manager Woolworth's .... ..... V enice Pattern Maker Apprentice .... Venice Craneman .......... ....... .... V e nice Baker Apprentice ......... .... V enice Washington U. .... Venice Clerk ............... .... V enice .Vocational School .... .... V enice McKendree College . .. .... Venice Home .............,. Madison Feature Venice High School without: Bob's popularity. Mil's pep. Perry's strength. Beany's inclustriousness. Bill's cuteness. Peg's shrieking. Edna's questions. Maude's love of geometry. Henry's snickers. Marionls bright remarks. Marvin's love of Caesar. Clinton's clever deductions. Corwin's sheiking ways. Magdalena's curt answers. Lilly's laughter. Anna's snappy actions. Lorena's literary capacity. Florence's earrings. Eugene's trying ways. Wesley's poetry. Ellen Usittin' " in the corner. George Turner trying to see everything. Carl being mischievous. George Shaffner looking vvise. Mr. Pickens' frank criticism. Miss Alexancler's curls. Mr. Chester's photographic ability. Pearl's choking spells. Lilly Dorr's preoccupied air. Miss Pattiz's responsible gestures. Miss Burke's art grading. 50 T he Veneticm Zlnkw l I?u1nbell-XVliy didn't they play pinochle on Noah's ark to pass away the time . Bright One-Noah sat on the deck. She-Do you know what a dumhwaiter is? He-bure, an elevator to use in hotels, apartments, and so on. . She-I should say not. It's a man who asks a girl for a kiss and waits tor her to say yes. IYhy don't you pick up that note, asked a traveler in Germany, who saw a native drop 1,000 marks. e Ach! replied the German. Last week I stopped to pick up such a note and lost a suspender button. And you can't get a suspender button under 5,000 marks. If I cut a beaksteak in two, she asked, and then cut the halves in two, what do I get? I Quarters, answered a pupil. Good. And then again? Eighths. Correct. Again? Sixteenths. Exactly. And what then? Thirty-seconds. Now in half again? Hash. There was a girl named Irene She Wore crepe de chine, You could see more Irene, Than you could crepe de Chine. "Look here, now, Harold," said a father to his little son, who was naughty, "If you don't say your prayers you won't go to heavenf, "Dad, I don't want to go to heavnf, sobbed the boy, NI want to go with you and mamma." Thomas-My father invented the spaghetti. Know where he got the idea? Carl-No. Thomas-From the noodle. Peg-What did she say? Mil-Have you wooden ears? , Peg--No, thank you! I have brass ears. Mil-Gee, it's hot. May I take off my sweater Peg-You may get economic consumption. I "What is the best way to make a chicken lay?" "Cut it's head off." Edna-Gee, that guy's stingy. Irie has one-way pockets. Maude--Fish hooks in 'em, too, I suppose. 51 T he Venetian S2 The Venetian Blnkra The last period on Lab. day Edna was reciting a poem and in walks Mr. McComis just as the fatal part was being said. Oh, Boy! "Picture me," she cried, "in your arms." And so he framed her. Pickens-What else do they mine in Alaska besides gold? Corwin-Salmon. Mr. Pickens-What causes waves? Peggy-Hair curlers. Miss Pattiz-What was the Diet of Worms? Perry-That's the place where they ate the Worms. Mr. Pickens-What would be the advantage of moving from Goodrich's corner down to the Post Office in reference to the law of diminishing returns? Corwin-Well, the people are more dense down there. Miss Pattiz-How did Luther die? Bill-He was excommunicated by a papal bull. Mr. Pickens-Would it be more advantageous for a caveman to have an axe or a club? Student-Both. Miss Pattiz-What did Bacon do? Henry-Fry. Anna-I learned a new word today-technical. Peggy-That was lovely. Anna-Oh, you're so technical. Miss Pattiz-Discuss the rise spread, and fall-- Clinton-Bread. lilaiin illizimnn Boyabus kissabus girlabussorum, Girlabus likabus, vvanta somorum Papabus hearabus kissabussorum Kickabus Noribus outa the doorum Darkabus nightabus no lightabussorum Climbuss gatepost, breachabus torum. It was a beautiful morning. Mr. Smith decided to perform his morning toilet on the back porch. A neighbor passing by remarked, "I see you are shaving outside today. Mr. Smith, just then holding his razor in a ticklish position-"Certainly, do you think Fm fur-lined?" Here lies the body of Billie Burke, Who lost her life by dodging work. Here lies the body of Paulie Pickens, Who made his money stealing chickens. 53 T he Venetian 54 - - The Venetian Sums Sunil liuvtrg Lives of Senior all remind us, NVe must make our lives like theirs. And departing leave behind us, Boot prints on the high school stairs. Thomas-NVhat is the difference between a piano, a bank, and a bee hive? Harold-I don't know. Thomas-A bank takes in notes-and a piano gives out notes. Harold-VVhere does the bee hive come in? Thomas-Thatis where you get stung. Mr. Pickens-VVhy does South America trade more with Europe than with us? Leonard-They would rather return with a full load than an empty load. Hluhrrn HHPEI115 nf Qlummnnimtiunu Tel-a-phone-Tel-a-graph-Teka-woman-Tel-a-world Mr. Pickens-NVhere do they get lish eggs? Corwin--From fish. Learn your lessons, for if you don't, someone will tell you that: "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions." Mr. Pickens--Bill, why do We have reservations? Bill-We would not have any furs if they did not preserve the animals. Miss Pattiz-Please allow while cutting that material. Lilly-But I have already started to cut. Miss Pattiz-VVell, there's no use crying over spilled milk when the scis- sors are already in it. A Good Stall-QBill to Miss Alexanderj-Got change for a dollar? Bill-Gee, my neck huts. Bob-Your brains are slipping. S Bill-Gosh! but your feet must hurt. A lfliithe liullahg Rock-a-bye Senior in the treetop, As long as you study the cradle will rock, But if you stop grinding, the cradle will fall, And down will come Senor, diploma and all. Geometry Teacher Qafter drawing two parallel lines on the boardj- What relation are these two lines to each other? A VVise Soph-Twins. Mary had a tom cat who Warbled like Carusog A neighbor swung a basebal bat, and now he doesn't do so. He-How was the bathing down at Palm Beach? She-Hardly a place to sit. 55 T he Venetian EE -, i...,?Q Z f f Q Q L ,fr-, KX X Q 'X if 44N ' '2'f7'Z1 '5' E fqxw ' cz, F - G1 KS 3 D U 56 T he Venetian It is not only profitable but desirable that we add this section to our annual. We take great pleasure in expressing our appreciation to the men of our community who have made possible the success of this book. These advertisers, in boosting this annual, have also boosted our school, which is one of the essential things for a better community. We feel it our duty, then, to patronize, and ask others to patron- ize, those whose advertisements are found in the following pages. -ADVERTISING MANAGER S7 The Venetian J. L. FECHTE NOTARY PUBLIC REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE 222 BROADWAY VENICE, ILL. ADVICE TO FRESHMEN Don't Don't Don't Be in Mind Mind Don't Don't Never days o agree with a teacher, argue with a Senior. argue at all. by nine P. M. your papa. your teacher. grow too verdant. ever think you know too much. provoke a teacher the first few f school. THE COMMANDMENTS OF VENICE HIGH SCHOOL p l-Thou shall not kill Ctimel. 2-Thou shall not covet thy neighbors notebook. 3-Thou shall not borrow thy brother's ink. 4-Thou shall not throw candy papers on the Hoor. 5-Thou shall not brag about thy class. 6-Thou shall not covet thy friend's bicycle rack. 7-Thou. shall not blame the teacher if she gives you a goose egg. 8-Thou shall not run thru the corridors. 9-Thou shall not help the girls up the steps. 10-Thou opened. shall not recite with thy book The Venetian THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK Madison, Ill. CAPITAL STOCK--350,000 S U RPL U S-32 5,000 Solicits the accounts of men, women, children, firms and corporations for the following good reasons: Because Because : Because : Because 1 Because NVe have a large capital and growing surplus. XVe are strong, safe, liberal and accurate. Wie are under the supervision of U. S. Govt. lfVe want your business and ,will treat you right. NVe have strong connections, energy and aggres- sions, coupled with a thorough knowledge of local conditions and values, can assure patrons that we work along safe lines. 59 The Venetian PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK DONE BY S. ANDREW'S STUDIO 909 MADISON AVE. MADISON, ILL. FRANK KRAF T CONTRACTOR Grading, House Moving and Raising ALL KINDS OF HEAVY WORK PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO Kinloch 125 201 HAMPDEN ST. VENICE, ILL. Compliments of- HOGAN JEVVELRY AND OPTICAL SHOP 1335 NINETEENTI-I ST. GRANITE CITY, ILL. For First Class WATCH REPAIRING GO TO C. N. SMITH 205 MADISON AVE. - MADISON, ILL. The Venetian QUALITY E. J. BERGER SERVICE FULL LINE OF CIGARS, TOBACCO, ICE CREAM AND CANDY Dealer in VVholesale jewelry Agent for the Model Laundry Florist Dept.-All Kinds of Cut Flowers Sole Distributor of "jelco" Products in North and South Venice All Kinds of Records and Musical Supplies School Supplies of All Kinds Notions of All Kind -104 BROADXVAY VENICE, ILL 61 The Venetian MAKE OUR STORE YOUR STORE Quick Economical Shopping ALWAYS THE NEWEST MERCHANDISE -2 FLOORS- MORE THAN F5 DEPTS. DAILY DELIVERY SERVICE We give Eagle Discount Stamps and Redeem Full Books for 352.00 in Cash or 252.50 in Merchandise. ROSENBERGKS DEPARTMENT STORE 19th E. STATE ST. GRANITE CITY, ILL BUY FOR LESS AT THE O. NELSON PLACE "THE MANHATTAN NEVV AND USED FURNITURE A Complete Line Of GENERAL MERCHANDISE Aluminum Ware, Hardware, Paints Oils and Glass 1435 3rd St. WHICHER Sz PEAKE MADISON, ILL- VENICE, ILL 62 The Venetian VENICE STATE BANK CAPITAL - - 325,000.00 SURPLUS - 2,500.00 DOLLARS AND SENSE' A NVISE COMBINATION OF THE TWO MAKES AN IDEAL BANKING RELATIONSHIP In our experience we have developed facilities for intelligent Banking Service. A kind that leaves no aftermath but satisfaction. Let us know your requirements. VVilling co-operation is a part of our working capital. iiiiiii- -i ,iliii OFFICERS DR. RALPH B. SCOTT President TI-IOS. F. MAHER Vice-President I. H. RILEY Cashier N. E. DUNSCOMB A .rs't C ashier DIRECTORS DR. RALPH B. 'SCOTT THOS. E. MAHER WM. OHLENDORPH WALTER R. CAVNER I. H. RILEY 63 The Venetian Compliments of- J. J. LAHEY BELL 222 -:- KINLOCH 222 MADISON, ILL SERVICE STATION RESIDENCE The Evirof the World Kinloch 534-W ' Kinioch 748-L C On X 'LN ALBERT F. RITCHIE fClU5VL0,:Ef AUT'HoR1ZED CHEVROLET DEALER tr hangin! fnnaponqaig S - Pass. Sedan 5 795 f. o. b. Flint. Mich. 1829 STATE ST. GRANITE CITY, ILL. Price Reduction Effective Sept. I 4-Passenger Coupe ...................,. 3725.00 Superior Roadster .... , ,, 490,00 Superior Touring ...... 495.00 Superior Utility Coupe .. 640.00 Superior Sedan ............ 795.00 Superior Commercial Chassis 395.00 Superior Light Delivery .... 495.00 Utility Express Truck Chassis ........... 550.00 ALL PRICES F. O. B. FLINT, MICH. 64 T he Venetian For Your Sewing Machine Requirements BELL5 KINLOCH Ol' 12 4 C1 t"l 4692-L HEMSTITCHING We 'H M PICOT EDGING DAVID MIIJLAR AND PLEATING CANDY CO. CALL ON SINGER SEWING MACHINE CO. AND Kinloch 786-W SPECIALTIES Manufacturers of CANDIES, POPCORN 1334 STATE ST- 621-623 North ist st. GRANITE CITY, ILL. ST. LOUIS, MO. Mother-How did you come out in your exams? Child-Oh, I knocked 'em cold. Mother-How's that? Child-I got zero. JOHNS EMBARRASSING MOMENT John had run into hard luck out West and had to pawn a suit of clothes. just before returning East he redeemed the suit. After welcoming him home, his mother proceeds to unpack his trunk and ,comes across the coat with the pawn ticket attached. "John," she inquired, "What is this tag on your coat?" Wishing to conceal his temporary difficulties, while traveling, he answered: "Oh, there was a dance and I checked it." Soon she came across the trousers with a similar tag. "John," she demanded, "What kind of a dance was that?" Gym teacher: Lots of girls use dumbells to get color in their cheeks. Bright one: And lots of the girls use color in their face to get dumbells. Freshie: You surely are a good dancer. Co-ed: Thank you. I might be able to return the compliment sometime. Freshie: You might if you were as big a liar as I am. Tom: What is a kiss? U Small boy: Two divided by nothing. April fool reminds us of what we are the other 364 days. 65 The Venetian W. H. HENDRICKS ICE, COAL AND HAULING JUS. F. GOODRICH PATENT MEDICINES Znd 81 McKinley Tracks SUNDRIES LTC. -OFFICE- Kinloch 352 GROCERIES AND MEATS Kinloch 297-R VENICE, ILL. MADISON, ILL. "T HE TRI-CITY STATE BANK" MADISON, ILL. "A Home Bank Taking Care of Home Iizierestsu YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED VENICE FURNITURE This space has been paid for by a friend. J. P. HALEY, Prop. VENICE, ILL. 66 The Venetian J. NV. LITTLE GROCERIES AND MEATS 426 BROADNVAY VENICE, ILL. Kinloch 842 VVork Called for and Delivered C. P. LINDSLEY Kinloch 678 Bell, Tri-City 375-W NYE BUY AS LOW' AS WE CAN CLEANING AND PRESSING That's Business Sense! WE SELL AS Low AS WE CAN 1431 3rd St' Thafs Progressive Sense! MADISON, ILL. YOU BUY AS LOW AS YOU CAN Thafs Common Sense! YOU B-UY FROM US Thats Dollars and Cents for Both of Us! "THE MODEL ,, C. JACK PILLOW CLOTHIERS Merchant Tailor, and Garment Cleaner I-CITIES' LARGEST CLOTHING TR STORE 1436 Znd St. Opposite Post Office GRANITE CITY, ILL. MADISON, ILL. Kinloch 433-W The Venezficm If You Waiit the- BEST OF FRESH MEATS GO TO ' HENSLER'S MEAT MARKET 1502 3rd St. Madison, Ill. NORTH VENICE DRUG STORE DR. LEE, Prop. Kinloch 187 N. Venice, 111 THE TRI-CITY GROCERY COMPANY HTIIL' Price Leader of the Tri-Cities" Kinloch 17-R 1106 Logan St. N. Venice, 111. G L I C K ' S "Boston Store" A Complete Line of FURNITURE f'The Dept. Store of the Tri-Cities" 3rd, and Madison Ave. Madison, 111 The Venetian T A Y L O R FLORJST 2900 MADISON AVE. GRANITE CITY, ILL. NEXVPORT GRO. CO. L' 802 JACKSON ST. XY. MADISON, ILL. Kinloch 233-R ADOLPI-I ISKOVITCK, Prop. 1' Teacher-Do you know Shakespeare XVell? b Freshie- G'wan, you. cant kid mel Shakespears is dead. Teacher-Locate the New England States. . Senior-Don't they extend into the Southern States? Junior-Why does a. Robin take so many cherries at one bite? Senior-Because he takes a peck at a time. Bill-Is she modest? Vernon-Say, that girl would not even do improper fractions. Teacher-What was Martin Luther's diet at Worms? I Q Senior-That was the diet on which he lived while in prison. "THE SOPHOMOREH He was once a little Freshman, Our friend the Sophomore, Vainly seeking information, For some other Sophomore. Now he's wise to all-this fellowg This exalted Sophomore, For no longer you'll find him yellow, Thies darling Sophomore. Teachers all have cause to fear him, This foolish Sophomoreg In the laugh you'l1 loudly hear him, This giggling Sophomore. And from thenec a working Junior, Yet with traits of a Sophomore, And with girls he may be spoonier Than a Sophomore. T he Venetian iipilugnv You have finished this little book. Wliat does it hold for you? Perhaps nothing, but to us it is something that will last when the evening of life o'ertakes us. We wish you to notice our histories, songs, and jokesg our ads, snapshots, and athletics, but especially do We wish you to notice our iiic- tures and records. Then also turn back and see our advertisers, and when all else has vanished, please remember the Two Big Fours. 470 T he Vefzetimz Ali: Annual Staffs turn to us for aclvice and l'1elp in preparing flweir Annuals. We start at flue beginning to work out plans creating new ancl original icleas. Many costly mistakes are avoicieci flxrougli our close co-operation. qlxis being a part of our service Engraving Service lus M i 1 PLUS first qualiQ9 engravings. ,I CeHtf8l EIlg1'8V1I'lg Calumet Buiiding h h Saint Louis Missouri i W . .. ,F ,-'Ffa . ,mm 'fig 1 V Me i , m , E E1 ,211 JSE ' ' IL-'V W:-. 5 fx Qi- j 3 Xffwg km I Ur ., ,,. v Mig ,, if Mylf-iii M A, ... y 5'-11,143 .1- :gg-, HY? JW ,P 4 M, M QF?fi12w?f mfg? . 1 W d. 4 ., .- ' tw -A gif, 1 0 , X ws -1 5.5, - pf x ,W "LV . Quik. 4 'Q ,Q c P 1 'Hs , -,, Q. hr , NX A SL A N ,pw ,- ik". is . W.. I ' 7xw ff? . X a'- xv I L fy 11- L4 .V bl V ,- . wr. ., , 12- L 'PS 7 ' A .. R.. I , X . I , 'A ...Ja Q s ,N - V Am. .5 x Y . 4.. i-1 YN? 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