Vermont High School - Comet Yearbook (Vermont, IL)

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The stairs were rebuilt, and now lie so that they may be more quickly descended in case of fire, and also afford more room in the halls. New desks were installed in the primary room. B upon the ext-erior of the building. The wa ut the greatest change is seen lls were treated to a coat of brick-red paint, and were covered with cement work to a height of six feet from ones. The building now has the appearance the ground. Concrete walks were also laid in place of the wooden of being new. ' VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL L. NEWCUM W Principal NV. E. C RAFT Superintendent THE 1911 COMET 5111 illhmnriam ARLIE HOMER PRICE Oct. 20, I895'SCpI. 19, 1910 Our birth is lzut a sleep and a forgettingg The soul that rises with us, our lifes star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afarg Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come lfrom God, who is our home Heaven lies about us in our infancy. What tho the radiance which was once so brig-ht lie now forever taken from my sight? Tho nothing can bring back the hour Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the Hower, XVC will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behindg In the primal sympathy, W'hich having been, must ever beg In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of human sufferingg In the faith that looks thru deathg In thoughts that often lie too deep for tears, Qi' I '-:gy.ge.71,,,:z:xmLgg5-41 J:-1. 3,,.. 3. A , 2.- ' .L : W ,., 'i 1EjL?V 1 ff X51 ,.iJ fi V' .Ln Tzu? iii! 4,5 J' ..--,- I 42"-T15 l r' 'f J 'Ag '52, Q a 21 L- :fi . f 1 Ji f'f.l 2.1"-I 1' f I .UL L ff : -F .wa -v.-ww x - .K A . ......-....,---- ,wi N 12 THE 1911 COMET .mwww 4.-:.'..:,f. 1W1 3 ! a 113 2 EE 'xv IL E E .. CU H 4 334 5 C .. 5 cn? O 'Z 245 EYE G L- 'di 7: :M P1 'V v I 1 I P: M ru 1 rn , , J: , V-.l . H 'H f f.,.gn?1U.5 Ein Om F 3 LE 1 'iaii K A z Q if ,221 2 gjfdi- gr: ,. 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CLASS ROLL Dana Kirkbride Susie Kelly Bernice Marshall William Ralston llarry Clark Stanley Miles Frank Miles Goldie Miller History Amy Miller Leska Marshall Mary France Gail Mercer Paul Miller Jasper Sexton Harrv Kost Ralph Young After eight years of hard study, we, the Freshman class, have entered High School to prepare ourselves for the duties of American citizens. We have the largest class enrollment and have strived to make it the best class. VVe have good characters which are as follows: Tom, who always deals fair with his associates. A big Forrest is in demand, as valuable timber is scarce. William the Silent, like all other calms, we could not do without him, One Superintendent who Fosters well. Colonel Clark keeps France from intruding with the help of the Marshal Temple, though small, is considered highest. This institution is laden with a heavy Kost. but we will have enough doug long as we have Gold and Millers to exceed the expense. VVe have a lengthy class, two Miles at least--just count the inches. We also have a popular song represented: "Has anybody here seen Kellv?" Robins on the sweet meats live. NVe will have religion as long as we have Kirks and Sextons. Gale, although stormy, makes a great hit in the band. B. M. '14 "A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market."4Lamb. 'iThou dost snore distinctly, there's meaning in that snore."-XVayne Gilson. l'The more we study the more we discover our ignorance."mShelby "Oh, this learning, what a thing it is."-Paul Kirkbride. h as 14 THE 1911 COMET A Freshman Latin Recitation Mr. N.: t'The lesson to-day is rather short, so we should have an exceptionally good one, which I think we shall have. Verne, you may give the rule in to-day's lesson." Verne: "I diclnit get that far in my preparationf, Mr. N :. 'tYou will have to study harder, Verne, or-, I will not say the rest. Bill, you may give it." Bill: "I don't remember what it wasfy Mr. N.: "How long did you study?'l Bill: "I studied quite a long time. I expect I studied fifteen minutes, anyway." Mr. N.: "That's very bad, but you must study longer if you canlt get it in that time. You should study at least one hour. Bernice, you may give it." Bernice: "The subject of a verb is in the nominativef' Mr. N.: "Good, Now we will translate the sentences. Stanley, you may take the tirst one." Stan.: 'AI eouldn't get that one, but l got all the rest of themf' Mr. N.: "Goldie, you may give it." Goldie: 'AI can't give it. I don't know the meaning of the first word. Mr. N.: t'Guy, you may give it? Guy: "Puellam amo, I love a girl." Mr. N.: "Very good. Paul M., you may give the next one.'y A long silence. Mr. N.: "Hurry up, we have a great deal to do to-dayf' Paul Cafter another silencelz "I don't believe I can." Mr. N. Clooking at him earnestlyjz t'How long did you study?" Paul: "Five hoursf, Mr. N.: "That's all that saves you. Leskafy Leska: "I translated that one at my seat, but I don't remember how I did it nowfy Mr. N.: "Ralph" Ralph: "Sum piger, I am lazyf' Mr. N.: 'That is good Calso trueb. Dean, you may give the declension for hasta." Dean: "I went to church last night, and didnit have time to study my Latin." Mr. N.: "You may stay at 3:30. Harry Kost, please give it.'y I-larry gives it correctly. Paul K. Qafter Harry has hnishedj : 'tHe didnlt do that right, did he?'y Mr. N.: A'Yes, that was all right. How many of you were at the literary meet- ing last night ?" Nearly everybodyls hands go up. Mr. N.: "That explains this poor lesson. If you canyt go to literary meeting and get your Latin, too, we will have to discontinue the Latin fmuch laughterj. I mean that we will have to stop the literary. That will be all for to-day, but we will have another class at 3:30. 1 will ask Bill, Verne, Goldie, Stanley, Paul M., Leska and Dean to remain. For the next time we will take the next twenty chapters in advance, and ten in review. I want you to have all of it perfectlyf' QHarry Clark gigglesj Mr. N. Cfrovxmng darklyj . At liberty. LA F. ,M VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 2312? 15."'L1:?'lf-.' Z.-'!3'1 -L 32523 .- .. . - .215 15.2"-. .. - I"-:jj -.'.." ,y : 4' A .1 .:'.':'.-.'.17- in .U f' ', Q-.T :11'gI.'.Vf ZUJI.. ft 2 ".f.'.l.'1.' V+' - A A A bf 0P f' coL .w, bxo1 'w cqmveo omz M A A I W : L fl-1 ff. :Q ,,,. Q .,,. Q: 5 .Q Q 1 OAOO ,O - ,,,,, Q ' g" 'Q ' 'fggiifki ' 1 B 5 3 ' ' V: bf ,f x ' 1 h 5' . ' ' ' ' . i FI' , 'L 'lf ' 4 f"?XFf.iQ 4 H 532:55 ' 3: . . I Q! L l , L gf 4 5 4 Qbifxiffqs ,Z X 5555 nw . M .I 12 X , x'.' , v M2-, - Q ' QL fm: A 2 Aw . J ., s, M , ,K .'i' , . ' 4"rf f" ,- X 'f. W w ,L Q .,,i N N R Q K O iQgH , l V xx K X Q V X x ,V i X Nlf ggi? , X , fffiw g , , ,K L 5 X- , nf , , 9. Q V . , 'f , X 15' f T' ' ' " "' f Q O 5 1 1 W J 4 Y ,-1743 w . 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LJ U -H L1 5 m C 5 5 P' 5 A 2 E -3 Q 5, 2 E H 5 +5 .4 5 .. va -'2 ku: E o v- f-1 5 1 L7 VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 17 AW ' ' W' KM, H, 4 .f'7'f'ifu' ' . ,Ittgxl sn. ' . X 1 211,117 . 1 1 'Ii I vf',' ' X itiivi I .lliw yi! il ,W 'V ,. 031, . ,, 9,1,j'?xX i 1 .sei W- T' .1 Xi 4 fy ,A 'Q' ' 20 - - K . V 2,71 a i -4-.1244 C1.,xR1Nn.-x XVYNE ......... . Prcsidenl ARAH VVALTER5 . . .Secretary IDEA-KN QQEER ........... , Treaszzrer ,llotfu-Launched but not anchored. Flower-English violet. Color-Royal Purple. CLASS ROLL Arah Walters Clarinda NYyne Dorothy lYehster Kenneth Gilson Mildred Hetlin Leona Haney Margaret Clark l.enore Bader NVayne Gilson Paul Kirkbride Ralph Mercer Nellie Kirkbride Marcus Craft Gladys Craig Bijou Ralston Xliill Kirkbride Dean Geer Ancient History , 1. And it came to pass, that on the twentieth day of the fifth month of the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and ten, that the class of '13 gathered together in an upper chamber of the temple of learning, prepared to give a masquerade ban- quet to the class of '12. 2. And behold, they came in wondrous garbg such as caused all men to lift up their eyes in amazeinent. , 3. And the revelry waxed warm. 10 4. And lo, there appeared at the eleventh hour three uninvited guests fclass of ' 9 5. And the assembly was wrothg and each spake unto the other, saying, 6. Let us separate these vile intruders from the congregation. 7. And the intruders were sore afraidg and they lifted up their voices and cried aloud, saying, 8. Oh, thou most high and mighty Cockrell! Speak thou unto thy subjects and forbid their using means of violence. 9. And Cockrell spake unto the three, saying, 10. Oh, thou most wicked mortals! Thou hast brought upon thyselves this most just punishment. Get thee hence! 11 And among the three there was wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then up rose the congregation, saying, 12 , 13. VVe shall spurn these transgressors with the soles of our feet. 14 And they straightway began to carry out their threat. 15: And there was great confusion. 16 . And when the noise had subsided, Cockrell spake unto the class of '13, saying, 17. Thou hast proven thyself worthy of much praiseg from this hour 1 will pro- mote thee unto every great honour. D. F. XV. '13 U- 18 THE 1911 COMET Craft ca rl 4. sc ra S6 The Sophomore class is a jolly bunch, As jolly as can be. Always romping merrily, Full of life and glee. Our faculty is two gentlemen, One single and one double. And so a fellow has to work To keep himself from trouble. In nineteen ten, our Freshman year, They thought our bunch quite green, But now the upper classmen say, VVe're the best they ever seen. In our Freshman year our masquerade Turned out as a great success, And because the Seniors couldn't come, They tried to "jim" the rest. To prove to you our class the best, Recall the three debates. VVe cleaned them up as easy, As chalk is cleaned from slates. This year has been a dandy, Full of life and fun, Cause when we start to do a thing IYe always get it done. In our Senior year, we of thirteen, Wfill not be dignified. IVe'll have our fun while in the school, And brace up when outside. R. M. ,123 I am not only witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other 11'lCI1.i'TIXI'l1'Cl.1S Nothing but death shall ever divorce my dignitiesfl-Gladys Craig. Before we proceed any farther, hear me speak,"-Kenneth Gilson. Oh, good, my lord, no Latin."ADean Geer. Sky aspiring and ambitious thoughts are hers."-Clarinda XVyne. The play's the thingf'-Ralph Mercer. 4, VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 19 w-1.-... X f A Mi, N J- - QQ vu. xi -A A . I Q , . V , , , r .. - J , u- , K I, . ,. ..-g.-1----- i, ily A M " 7 - Q51-.-... I Q:41:,. ,., ,,,i. -',O - ,O '..' Q.4O 5 V U ,A,'-. , , ,1.4 .A.H 4 . , , .. -44G:XLxQKqgm ..-.4- y -.. .', THE 1911 COMET P I CZHLEE NV.-XLTERS Then hc would tzlllc-Good gods, hnw he would talk. MILDRED RALSTOX XYhut studies, please. what must delight, and hll mens' thoughts. they dream them der at night. HELEN GARDNER ' O goddess, for no less you seem M.-XBEL RANKIN Nothing so grateful as a plezxszmt friend. I l 1 llc was :ul ingcniwus. plczlszmt fcllmv. mul xxlth 1111 equal slmrc of guml llllllllif. You will cusily llml 21 wfwsc XVH1llZlll, a het' ter the sun ucvcr slnmc upfm. XYl1zltevcr she Qlucs, lVl181'C,Cl' her steps heufl, C race on czlch nctiuu silently zxttcmls. VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL lIliRBliR'l' DLfRNl2Ll, Q wlm haul ll gl'CIll Llczll uf wit :xml szltilw. - FICRN llllll'l.l2 KIAIJICLICXE CRAFT l lDORlJ'l'llY CR.-XFT ,X little-Apretty-witty-allarming she. 22 THE 1911 COMET x .- 1 , .I1'll i 1 . I . lv v ' ,,'11,12 f 1 w, I, K T 'c I 'XX G fl ,, I 1 1 l I Flfr v , ' Junior Class STABLE RANKIN . . . , l'1'esz'de1zt GHLEE XYALTERS . . .Ycr1'cta1'y-Treaszwez' Motto-Not at the top, but climbing. CfoI01'.rJOra1ige and black. Flower-Cream Rose. The Junior Banquet On the evening of May 12, 1911, occurred the most interesting feature of the whole year, the Junior banquet. 1t was held at Glendale Farm, and anyone upon looking from their window on this particular evening might have seen the worthy Seniors and Juniors, with their respective faculty, threading their way to the beauti- ful home. VVhen all had arrived, Messrs. XYalters and Durnell led the way to the dining room, where a bountiful feast was waiting. The room was very artistically decorated. A large 1911 pennant hung over the Senior table, and a 1912 over the table of the Juniors. The souvenirs were much admired by all, which imitated the Seniors at Commencement. The toasts which were given were fine, better ones would be hard to End. At ten o'clock we made our way into the parlors. The library was decorated in the Junior colors, orange and black, and the music room in purple and white. the Senior colors. First we lished for our fortunes, and great was the fun thereby when by turn we were called upon to read them. Secondly, a love story was played on the piano, we guessing the names of the different selections. Then one of the Seniors related to us what he expected the V. ll. S. to be like in Five years. COh, if air castles did not tumbled The remainder of the evening was spent in playing games. too numerous to mention. Lastly. we gathered around the piano, singing our old high school songs. At an early hour QU the merriment ceased and we made our way homeward, each declaring a better time could not. be possible. M. C. '12 VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 23 x R-. ,,, 5.1 '.f"T' U? If "f1.,j--O- A . H .Q ,, f-..., if I 5: :- if -' N..g,,k A ISI V' ff., t. XA: ylf',,,,,,!ffg .L , ls. ' ., 'f1.: ' .s 4: 1- P - . 2 '1f'X1J, 'SQ-': 3 'V H521- i .QL. A f' X ' gfiff f ' 4-,fii",l1" WV. . ' .' a 1 , 1 ' . l ' , t 3v:., ,- , X Y ,z J4,.Q, ..i wh . ,4. J -, 31 'iz'-I ' I fy N lj Ng ,M ,X . r K, . q.-W. A 1.2 s-., . 3. ,-,V W :fix J, 5, .X, , 1 ,. . SNL , V' g'.,.' .:, 4 "- if r' if , f 1 1-if ,7 1 14 f , A f X ii- A- f -wiwx 5 h N I -.1 C5fLIIf'4'f'N-ljff s-n er? nm, - . 416: 5' 21.- """-4v:LfE,nrx,L.p5'IN.u,JxLr'r-q4.u441'fru,3,,1fr-1++4,L,va,14N-n.Lu-H-uv, Auld ,f uw 'jf ,,..11ef Yr,,A.V,- -.-, 1 -ff, 'P 1--1.....-V on , FMQLQ-v-f! . iff '-LT' "Sf 'i.1,g- ' 14 Zjf- ,Q A ,W,,,.,,x AO ?5,.L,.m,,O1,-NA,- 4g,l ,. :j ,J ' I, iq' X Y X. X xr , f . " ' M .. - A 'K iO A . fig ,ff '1 W - l.Qgfg' I 1 O , . Q A ' ' Qi-Q'J.'Ql'S?-q'-47-Qfiff THE 1911 COMET fix 1lllf,Wv1f45fW' 'll 4,2 K A Li", lllx Nifty flf'.fieQ??L Q, . tillllt - ' nag Wlliu. , x Q., The Senior's Song Dear old ll. S., as we leave thee, Never more with thee to dwell, Our hearts in sadness throbbing, Cannot all thy glories tell. XVe have loved thee, clear old school room, XVhere weve labored in the past, Each resolved to accomplish Manfully each heavy task. Latin all has been translated, Caesar, Cicero, and Virgil, too, English and the mathematics Have been mastered through and through-,, In our memories lingering ever, Vtlill be thoughts of teachers dear, XYho have helped us as we struggled VVith our work from year to year. Under classmen who are climbing Cp the ladder round by round, Keep your courage, never falter, Your reward will soon be found. XYhen into the world we've wandered. Still with earnest hearts and true, We will love you yet old H. S. Home of the Yellow and the Blue. Y DB Senior Class XVa.1.'r1-:R XVYNE . . 1'1'esia'c'rzt JENXA Fluz1ER , . . . SL'L'7'E'ffII'y JAMES VAN.-XNTWERP . . Tr'r2asz11'c1' Marlo Our life is what our thoughts make it. Colors-Purple and NVl1it.c 17!U'ZUCl'JCl'CZK111 Rose VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 27 , Seniors' Farewell Going away from the school that we love, Venturing out upon life's open sea, Filled are our hearts with desires from above, Making us long something greater to be. just a small bark in which each of us sail, Facing the storms of the wild raging deep, Vtfatching and waiting in the rough gale, Vtlhen we again o'er the smooth sea shall sweep. Nevertheless we must never be idle, Better times always will come bye and bye, "Rowing, not driftingf' our motto abide, Joyfully pulling beneath a clear sky. Jutting just over the distant horizon, Verdurc of land comes to greet us once more, jubilant, we, as we near the safe harbor, Much needed rest we will find on the shore. G. L. V. '11 U U U JENNA ELIZABETH FRAZIER Class Treasurer C215 Class Secretary C4D, Senior Editor Comm' C453 Member Illini Society 133, C4j. "The heart's meteors tilting in the face." A brilliant student. Is never known to change her mind. Is not certain of her vocationfpossibly a school teacher, but would rather be a home builder. Demands "Justice" under all circumstances. "For, as thou urgcst justice, be assur'd,' Thou shalt have justice, more than thou desirestf' 28 THE 1911 COMET GRACE LORENA VANANTVVERP Declamation Contest C255 Editor of Poetry Department of COMET C355 Member of Illini Society C35, C45. V 'like a pond, still but deep." A most prominent yet reserved member of the class of 'll. Exceptionally brilliant in all studies, especially English. Has a re- markable talent foi' poetry and the art of school teaching. ls rather slow, but thor- oughly completes all ber undertakings. is a member of the Hman hater's club." 'tLevity of behaviour is the bane of all that is good and rirtuousfl FRED HALE MARTIN High School Band C25, C35, President C45g Head Printer Echo C455 Foot Ball C25, C35, C453 Illini Society C35, C45. 'WVl1en I said I would die a bachelor I did not think l would live till l were married." A big, good natured kid. ls industrious, and follows the tinner's trade, but his mind turns toward the farming proposition. Takes a trip east ever so often. Is very adept as a face contortionist. t'The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes." A 1 1 X ' 'T . VERMONT HIGHVSCHOOL 31 ROXANNA MILDRED JOHNSTON Class President CSD, Basketball 135. Captaing Girls' Chorus Cljg Member Illini QD, f4Jg Declamation Contest CU, CZJ. "And it will discourse most eloquent music." Is very fond of music, especially popular songs. Some day will be great pianist. Loves to give long recitations in Civics, but has no use for Latin. "Oh, you shall see her laugh, till her face be like a Wet cloak. ill laid up. JAMES CROSBY VANANTWERP High School Band CZD, CSD. C-lj, Treasurer Class C4Dg President Illini So- ciety C4jg Editor-in-Chief Echo C4jg Business Manager COMET C413 Orchestra 141. "lf his head were as big as his feet-Oh, my!" Can run a bluff with everything but a girl. Likes chewing gum and cider. In- tends to be a staid old bachelor "out on the farm,' but really ought to travel with a circus. Spends live hours daily on his Virgil lesson. Gives a good account of him- self on the stage. Likes to work-Mirabile dictu. Base ball enthusiast. Known to the small boy as "Boots.'l Everybody likes him. "A comanding hguref' 32 THE 1911 COMET NELLE D. BRINTON Girls' Chorus Cl55 Winner Declamation Contest C255 Member Illini C35, C455 History Editor COMET C355 High School Quartette C355 Basketball C355 Captain C455 Advertising Mgr. COMET C45. "My tongue, though not my heart, shall have his will." A fine student, especially in English. Will argue forever on a question in Phy- sics. lntends to be a school teacher, but ought to be an elocutionist. She "blows up" at anything and everything. "To be in anger is impiety, but who is man that is not angry." CLARENCE VVAYNE GEER Boys' Chorus C155 Foot ball Cl5, C25, C455 Track Team C255 Athletic Editor CHOMET C455 High School Band C25, C35, C455 Base ball C25, C35, C455 Editor-in Chief Echo C45. "A youth who would Olympic honors gain." Fond of travel on "moonlight nights. Has all the symptoms of a 'gladies' man." Nice, open countenance, like an Ingersoll. Always embraces upon the opportunity and often known to look for the opportunity. Studies every now and then, Careful choice of female acquaintances. Social excursions restricted to not more than eight nights a week. 'Even though vanquished, he could argue still." 1 f VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 35 JESSE VINCENT MERCER Football C15, C25, Manager C35, C453 Baseball C25, C355 High School Band C25, C35, C455 Head Printer of Echo C45. ' uSap', is noted for his pugilism and attendance at the theaters. Is exceedingly fond of "Hamburgers with." Has already chosen his "craft" Is now an amateur photographer, but expects to become a tooth extractor. May always be found at the old stand on Sunday eves. 'iOh, Pifflely' C'Round as a wagon tire." VV.-XLTER LOUIS NVYNE Treasurer of Class C353 President of Class C455 Editor-in Chief COMET C45g Story Editor COMET C353 High School Band C25, C35, Leader C45g Orchestra C453 Member lllini C35, C45g Football Team C35, C455 Baseball team C45. "My words Hy up, my thoughts remain belowf, Is musically inclined. Has never yet been afflicted with love, altho he was once seen with a girl. Studies day, night and noons. Appetite poor. Has never been known to hurry. Weak voice. Close resemblance to a Kansas grasshopper. Never heard to swear but once. ' And still they gazed, and still their wonder grew, That one small head could carry all he knew." 36 THE 1911 COMET The Illini Society JAMES VANANTNXVERP . . President CLARINDA WYNE . . Secretary WALTER WYNE . . Treasurer PROGRAM COMMITTEE INITIATION COMMITTEE Grace VanAntwerp Mildred Ralston Fred Martin Arah W'alters Dorothy Webster Walter Wyne Helen Gardner This year is the second period of the Illini Society's existence. The membership has remained nearly the same, with the loss of a few. But although the society was diminished in number, it has not diminished in spirit. The regular meetings were held every two weeks, and several public programmes were given. The object of the society has been to arouse an interest in debating, speaking, and all literary branches, and the members of the organization have derived much benelit from taking part in these. U U U The Crescent Society RALPH NIERCER . , . President LoU1s FOSTER . . . Vice President LESKA IXIIARSHALL . . . Secretary FRANK IWILES .... ..... T reasurer PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Leska Marshall Louis Foster Mary France Susie Kelly Bernice Marshall C. L. Newcum I NI TI A TION COMMITTEE Dana Kirkbride Tom Fair Marcus Craft As there were many students in the High School who did not belong to the Illini Society, it was thought best to organize another society, so as to induce all the students to become a member of one of these. Accordingly, in November, the new organization was formed, and given the name of the Crescent Society. The society has progressed rapidly, both numerically and mentally. There is now an enrollment of twenty-two members. Several interesting meetings have been held. At Christmas the society presented the l'Widow Mullin's Christmas." The play was a big success. The proceeds went towards paying the print-shop debts. VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL C 3 -1 ... 'D I N m -. 2 fi FX -1 E ... TQ Ar' 712'- LE-T 23:2 new H GW 3' 55' I -1z'3,? E Frw M FF V 1 ,5 . '11 N4 -'Tl '-' 77 FU: ' 'W-1 TJ EDF 5- 5 fu 45, 7 CP- - : A CS 'QE .. 1: ,. r' F Z ff F5 M, I' f-v 1 C c G 38 THE 1911 COMET .af Mercer Miller Fair Miles Freeman Kirkluride Price Ralston Foster Clark Craft Ncwcum Mercer France, l1,vMa1-shall, Haney,-Sexton, Rubinson, lleilin, L. Marshall, Kelly, Miller VERMONTIHGH SCHOOL T35 THE 1911 COMET "gf E u: 5 4 if 3 , .: w z 2 , 15N ...- .-Eai M23 -f., j F-1 11 2 L2 QL GP P-:. iw? A.- E : Z. E . as il. 3 A 5 RD N., VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 41 The Foot Ball Team Foot ball could hardly lie called a success this year. In fact. it was a cliscuurage- ment. There was as good material in the school for a lirst class team as there has ever been. However, many were prohibited from playing because of parental ob- jections. and several would not practice. The result was that the men practiced for a time, then the number dwindled down until there were not enough left to compose a team. Only two games were played during the season, with the city team, resulg- ing in a tie. C-O. and with Table Crave. score 9 5 in our favor. C. L. Newcuin . NV. E. Craft . Will Kirkbride . NVill Kirkbride . . R. Mercer, VV. XYyne Dana Kirkbricle . . D. Geer. J. Mercer . Fred Martin . . Tom Fair . . P. Kirkbride . . . G. VValters, R. Mercer V. Price, VV. Geer . Guy Kirklzride . I. Mercer, D1 Gcer . 'fShot, by heaven! Proceed, bolt under the left pap." . Manager . Coach . Captain . Left End Right End Left Tackle Right Tackle Left Guard Right Guard . Center . Quarter Left Halt Right Halt lfull Back sweet Cupid: thou hast thump'd him with thy bird U U U School Spirit Jesse Mercer As far back as 1896 Vermont High School is rememlered as a great athletic center. ln all athletics, base ball. foot ball. and track, they had no superior and hardly an equal. They played Galesburg, Canton. Lewistown. Bushnell. Macomb. and all of the larger towns and for several years knew not what the word defeat meant. For three years in succession they won the Fulton County athletic banners and also the relay cup. ' Those were glorious old days for V. H. S., but look at us now. VVe are not as strong in athletics as we used to be. but we have material. XVe know the ancient say- ing. "Practice makes perfect," and we are going to practice. XYe will never be pere fect. We know, but we l.ave school spirit and will try. Watcll us. VVHIS U THE 1911 COMET ' x Q , -.4 .. ,. W S .gif ELK 5' 1 A x , ' iff kgj-fk I k 5-4,194 mf, x R 1 N sg. - :V,g9v5,' YQ Q.-f.'-Mgggx gmt! jbfqf X 1 A 1 7 3 A . .F if kt X 1 giggbg, T gg ,xx 'fn K 'f A -Mfifxyx X- f . A X 1 ,J v1 Y-N 44 ,fmwf xi .- T I 1.357 fiqgf-"ff f A ax 1 I "J kv' --K,,f XL, ,Rf . , 4- ., 'f Q, 3 W 'XXV 'Q 'NXT X 1 YQ xy, Qwpxvg '1m'V M 4 A N A, -15. w u,q,, 71. M .fy 4,-Q14 , 'J I L. ,, 'fx V53 452 ff ,wg H -1 1535... . I Sv W , Q 5 ., toil' 1 ,fx If E '.g15,x1 ',?g,L ' 1514 X . X Vi f my Kftf,Lg'f'ff . X ':,...L.-JK, V51 .2 X r.xW1-w.: Y 1 ' .' 2 mi .X-'yL1xWX1' K' ' ,Q, YQ Y. . x. p V, N' W., Y-X .gf 1 . 1918! ', x' X :V fxxwr wx Amir, x !,. 4 ' A '. ."-if ,Y 5+i7'f"X . . . qrf, V, N jig ---. ,, :gi 1 I V I x fx VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 43 The Base Ball Team The base ball team has made a good record this spring. Out of the six games played, tive have been won, giving a percentage of 83330. Prospects for a winning team next year are bright. as the lineup. with the exception of one or two. will be the same. Dean Geer . Guy Kirkbride .... Dean Geer ..... Ralph Mercer, Guy Kirkbride Guy Kirkbride, D. Kirkbride, XV. VVyne . Herbert Durnell .... Ralph Mercer, D. Kirkbride . Tom Fair ....... D. Kirkbride. XY. Geer, XV. XVyne Ghlee VValters .... Verne Price ..... Vermont Vermont Vermont Vermont Vermont Vermont The Scores l "She is full of most blessed conditions. . Manager . Captain . Catcher . . Pitcher . First Base . Second Base . Shortstop . Third Base . . Left Field . Center Field . Right Field Rushville Cten inningsb .... .. . 9 Rushville ........... . .... 4 Table Grove ... ... 9 Lewistown . .. . , ,. 0 Lewistown ... .... 4 Astoria ....1l Nellie Kirkbride "They say the best n1en are moulded out of faults. And, for the most, become much more the better. For being a little bad." "XVell, now, when l was down in Arkansas-" Tom Fair James Van.-Xntwerp THE 1911 COMET ll Marsha Kelley Kirkbride arshall M llriuton Clark HCS it XYyne 1. U Q A CU CU I CCS 4-1 CU .M rn C3 ardly f practice. H ko lac to was due TC ilu Fa defeated in that. eiug r, b game of basketball was played this yea 0116 Only r U L-4 aa O CI TE -ca .- : W GJ 1. 0 ei E 76 : U .2 5. c G Q U 0 U .v-1 4-4 U N L. A - 4.4 Qi f-, Z rn U1 c C.. ,- E ... U1 U5 5 td U L4 O '4-4 112 l-1 Q2 : .. .- V Q C5 rj. w U 4-I GJ : o GJ .2 ri : A V U -A-0 5 o .. ., Q2 c S-1 :l -6-I 2 1-1 'Fu ,.. CD C5 O CI QJ have. should it 21S students the ceive the support of orwards 1: Tu -C an 'J Z A 3: O 6 2 E La' Q2 3.0 we-1 F5 OU 'CTE ,231 ,355 .ta M. NCQ Q.. s: go fdE gc III QF. UU r:: cd 51 Wy bl VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 45 "The Widow Mullin's Christmas" The "XYidow Mullin's Christmas" was presented at the Opera House Dec. 31. 1910, by themembers of the Crescent Literary Society. The play, which was a comedy in three acts. was a great success, The proceeds helped to pay the debt upon the printing press. The cast: Guy Millington, a student .... .... Swy Millington, his brother .... .. Snapper, SWy's dog. The XViclow Mullins .... .... THE 'l'HTR'l'EliN C l I 1l.DRl2 N Mary Ann .... ....................... . . Susan jane . .. Mary Louisa . . . Faith ........ . . Hope ....... Charity ............... . . Peter, the hungry one .... .. Tom Dick Harry . . . . . . John James UUU The Knox Glee Club Forrest Freeman . . . .Harry Clark llcrnice Marshall .Leska Marshall . . .Goldie Miller Mary France . .Mildred Hctlin .. ...Susie Kelly .....Amy Miller .Dana liirkbride .. ...Paul Miller . . .Stanley Miles .Vllilliam Ralston . . . .Gail Mercer . . . .Louis Foster This spring the Knox Glee Club of Knox College, Galeshurg, Ill., gave an entertainment under the auspices of the high school. consists of twenty men, gave a fine program. The club, which 46 THE 1911 COMET "Uncle Rube" On Oct. 20, the High School presented "Uncle Rube," a comedy in four acts. at the Vermont Corn Show. On Oct. 28, it was repeated in the Opera l-louse. As it had proved a success at these times, several out-of- town engagements were booked. The first of these was at Astoria, Oct. 29. The others were: lndustry, Nov. 12g Adair, Nov. 195 Table Grove. Dec. 10. The cast of the play: Reuben Rodney, justice of the Peace, School Trustee ....... C. I.. Newcum Deacon Smailey, a smooth old villain ................ ,james VanAntwerp Mark, his son, a promising rascal. .. .... Guy Kirkbride Gordon Gray, a young artist ........ .. .jesse Mercer Upson Asterbilt, a New York swell. . . .... Walter Wvyne Ike, the hired man ............... .... R alph Mercer Bub Green. a young rustic .... . . . lired Martin Bill Tappam, a constable ............ . . .Clare Foster Nillicent Lee, the pretty school ma'am. . . .... Ruth Deobler Mrs. Maria Bunn. a charming widow .... .. .Mabel Rankin Taggs, a wait from New York ........... .... N elle llrinton nl want tl know. Say, lX'lr. Gray, what in sam hill hes the globber-what-yoivcall- ems got t' do with it?"-Ike. A'Streets is all rock, like the sides of a house. An' then th' houses. Say. lke, down 'n N' York houses stan' so clus t'gitl2er tlzet they tech each other, a' stu high that they hev t' shovel off th' clouds from th' roofsf'-Rube. "Needn't be sassy jes ,cause you're a gal. You ain't so l111.1Ch.M+B11lD. "l'll tell der whole troot an' nuthin' else s'welp me, John Rogersf'-Taggs. "1 nevah saw any cout' ye knaw, except a tennis coutfn-Upson. VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL THE 1911 COMET VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL xi" A A ' ' f f ' 'iff i its ' iii i' WX i fi 'I '4:Tiiiif"ii."iixii V . Qu 1,1 .5 , X! 1 . lm, , A. 4 I4 1, , q L X 4" 'I W, i j : '! W, H 'if'f17L"i'Nf "1 ERA, W 5, "7 4 pf fbi' N -Qi' 1115, '-" M I i it ' hd- . q ' 4-'J' ,Til 7 D 1 I f -nm' 1 ,ul i I 4' - r I fi rc' i 1' ' J Y '34, wwf' mug. T54-2 f gqqgg 'SSE noe--,N Q " ' 1 Z 1 X fo Q it Y' X XF ' ,Qi i 8 'X n N S H The Band Instrumentation XY.XI,'I'liR XYYN141 ........ . If1zlilwM.xR'l'1N . . X ICRNIC l'1:li'lc . t'n1'1101's blames Y21l1.x111XY6l'17 i'qO1'1'CSt lfrccnizui Marcus Craft .IMO Gail Klcrccr T1'Ul1II7UIIt' jesse xiL'l'CCl' Slzum' IJVIIIIZ Harry Lflark . 1v.t'4Itft'I' . Pl't'Sl'tft'I1f . . Si'C'I't'I'tII'-X' tfIz11'z'11uf,v XYz1ittr XYync tiny Iiirkbriflc l?i11'1i1'011i' Hvayiic tiieei' f9cI.v5CS Fred Xlzirtin Yeriie Price Hays IJVIIIII tililcv XYz1ltQ1's The Illini Society Quartette lfirxz' Tvlzm' Wayne liecr Svftlzlzl 'l'v1101' lames Y2lITiX1llXX't'l'lJ l3zI1'1't011t' XYz11tci' XYync Hass lfrerl Xlzirtiu THE 1911 COMET The F se Alarm v al mf VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 51 The Manual Training Department On September 26th, 15110, Supt. Craft, in the company of a few ad- visors, made a trip to Astoria to inspect a printing outfit which was for sale there. After careful deliberation the outfit was purchased, to be installed in the high school. The next problem was to bring the press home. but this was easily J solved. A farm wagon was procured and the following Saturday evening the outfit was brought to the school house and installed in the English room. No attempt was made to publish a paper for two weeks, as jesse Mer- cer was the only one in the whole high school who understood the art of printing. llut before long there were several who braved the first stage of apprenticeship. The student body were at first adverse to taking up the work, throwing all the labor upon a few. A remedy for this was found. To every student who spent one period every day working in the print shop, and who handed in one acceptable article every week, during the school year, was given one- half a credit. One purpose of this department is to encourage the writing of articles. In writing such articles the student gets the best possible drill in composi- tion and rhetoric. Also, a student may here learn the printing trade, and in after years may follow this as a profession. The ofhcers for the year: FIRST siciiizsricn VVAYNI-3 til-:En ......... . lfdito 1' ilz-Cliicf jiissiz lVlliRCER ............ Head Pri11.z'r1' FIRST IIALF or siaeoxn sEM1zs'r1zn JAM ics YANA N 'rvvianif ....... ffd1.f0F-llll-C11 icf lunch Rl.XRTIN ........... Head Printer SECOND n.xLif or sisnizsrizn DoRo'rHv VV1s.nsTlzn ......... Ediior in-Clzivf GUY KIIQIQBRIITE . .... . Head Pl'1'llfCl' F. H. M. ,ll f'Anger's my meatg I sup upon myself, And so shall starve with feeding." . C. L. f'Hector shall have a great catch, if he knock out either of your brains: a' were as good crack a fusty nut with no kernel." Ralph Mercer THE 1911 COMET W VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 53 The Grades This year there is a large class of graduates from the Seventh anc ighth Grades. lfollowing is the class roll: Anna Fowler Ghlee Rankin Cavvaa Ralston Clella Frazier Duzzaa Ralston Sadie Miles Leroy Ellison Ruth Vlfalters Gaillard Kirkbride lileanor XYyne Ara Kelly lloward Carrithers Freda Sexton Cleo Heflin Clare Hipple Henry Pugh "1 like your silence, it the more shows off your wonder." Mildred lletlin "Chaste and innnaeulate in very thought." Leona llaney "Her sunny locks hang on her temples like a golden fleece." Arah YValters 'Tulliug from above and boosting from below make climbing easy Loriiner "Ile slow in choosing a friend: Slower in changing." Franklin .J 'O 4 Q ,- Qfm Q Q3 X , IX 'Q 5' K X ' T G-' 93?-V! 5 EMR .fa lr A cgi M4 " i -Qs " 'L I V, 54 THE 1911 COMET Alumni Department OFFICERS GRo'.fEk C. Foshan, ,CS . . . . . . President CARL C. McCoRM1ck, '06 . Vice Presidenl BLixNcHE TAYLOR, ,C6 . . . . Secretary DENA NlILLER, '09 . ..... . T1'e11sm'er COMMITTEES ' Social. INITIATIVE Mary Hoops B, VanAntwerp Casoline Jenkins B. H. Thomas Mabel Bartholomew B. Witcliell Nelle Thomas P. Jenkins Sada Bartholomew The Vermont Alumni Association was organized in january, A. D. 1911, after an urgent call had been issued for a society of this kind. The first meeting was a failure, not from lack of spirit and life, but rather be- cause so few alumni answered to the call. The second meeting was as much a success as the first was a failure. A large number were present and a portion of the time was pleasantly spent talking over times when IVE were in school, after which the meeting was called to order by the temporary chairman, Mr. B. E. VanAntwerp, class of '06. The first business on hand was the election of officers and the appointing of com- mittees. After this was successfully accomplished, the purpose of an organization was thoroughly discussed and explained. ' Our aim is to be a social organization and use our inHuence toward the better- ment of our public schools. Many boys and girls lose interest in school from var- ious causes, i. e., lack of ambition, nothing further of interest to them or nothing to be gained by graduating, etc. NYe hope to overcome this by making school and life after they are out of school, so interesting and to forzn such a bond between the school and the after life, that one of the school boy's greatest ambitions will be to become a member of our association. XVe as an association are but in our infancy, but we hope by the time the COMET fthe V. H. S., not Halleylsb comes again, we will be able to report the enrollment of all V. H. S. graduates and be worthy of the school boy's ambition. G. C. F. '05 Y U U U The Alumni Association The alumni association made their debut this year with a large number of mem- bers. A liner lot of graduates you have never seen-pardon us for saying it. The traits, both physical and mental, of its members are best described by the use of super- latives. The greatest orators, the deepest thinkers, the most skillful artists, the sweetest singers, the best basketball players, the fastest runners, and the thickest skulls that ever belonged to a single organization are located in this aggregation. To excel is the whole aim of each and every individual. And what an influence we have ltad and what a work we have done. - Meeting the last Friday of each month in good comradeship upon common ground. we have learned to know ourselves better. to better appreciate others, and to extend to others that charity which nsuffereth long and is kind," and to hope that when, as the newest class of the newest year of the newest century, they go forth into the world they may be able to demonstrate that of great high schools of modern times the greatest is the Vermont High School. Since the day of our organization. we have been looked at askance by the serene. dignified Seniorsg with jealous aversion by the Juniors, amazed wonder by the Sophomores and Freshmen. Indeed, was so great the admiration of the Seniors, we decided to let them join our ranks. South High School v VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 55 On Friday, May 19, at Glendale Farm, they were initiated. Upon entering they were iirst presented to our president, and the kindly, genial smile and welcome he gave them would be an inspiration to them throughout their life. Following intro- ductions, they were instructed into the secret work of the association. Following initiation, a banquet was served. Covers were laid for thirty. Barton Witcliell very aptly filled the role of toastmaster. Toasts The Seniors ......... .......... N elle Brinton The Alumni ........ .,.., l iarton VanAntwerp The College .......... ....... E vermont Wyne Schools in the South ............ .,.............................. S ada Bartholomew The School Teacher ..................................,,...... Superintendent Craft It is our extreme modesty which prevents our telling you more of our many virtues and accomplishments, but assuring you that you shall hear further from us next year, we make our best bow and bid you au revoir for the nonce. C. M. J. '96 U U U The Alumnus Directory CAs 'no records of the North High graduates could be found, and as we were able to discover the names of very few of the graduates, the directory is not given.j Laura QNelsonj Kirkhride .... Ida QSargentD Sandige ....... Lotta QAmrineJ Hamilton .... Charles Durell .............. Dell CNelsonj Leach ......... Nellie fCleavingerj Marshall Hannah QO'Hernj Daugherty. Roy VVinans ................. Lu Clireemanj Cox Eva LCraftj Compton ....... Bessie Stoops ................ Rebecca CSargentj Musgrove. Jesse Taylor, deceased ....... Daisy Bruner ................ Maine Kirkbride, deceased Homer Musgrove, Painter and Ralph Winans ............... . .. . .San Anthony, Idaho . ........... Moline, lll. . . . .. .,..Vermont, lll. ... . .. .Montana ...........Pekin, lll. ..............Colorado ...... . .Table Grove, lll. . . . . .Sioux Falls, Dakota ..... . .Galesburg, lll. ........Eureka. lll. ..... . . .Vermont, lll. .......Rock lsland, lll. .....Kansas City, Missouri Paper Hanger .... Kathryn CO'l-lernj Cox ...................... Sada Bartholomew ...... Grace Uonesj Shears Lloyd Andrews ......... Tone lXlcCurdy ........ Edna QBransonj Reece .... Arthur Freeman ........... Casaline jenkins ............. Amy CMusgroveD Pennington Mike O'Hern, Attorney at-Law Mame CStoops5 Egleston ....... Lola CSmithj Marshall ........ Maude CTaylorD Sperry Charley Jenkins, Farmer .. Olive CFosterj Rothman... A'A.'f.'.','.'.'.'.'.'x7eii1i5hi,' iii. ......Chicago, lll .. .. Beardstown, lll. ..... . .Vermont, lll. .. . .XVardney, ldaho .... .Champaign, lll. .......Peoria, Ill. ..........Vermont, lll. ............lndustry, lll. .... .Kansas City, Missouri . .............. Oklahoma ........ . .Vermont. lll. . ....... Trinidad. Colorado .................Vermont, lll. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 56 THE 1911 COMET '99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '08 '09 '10 Laura Branson, Proprietor Bookstore ..... Mary QGilsonj McKenzie ........ ...... Harve Carnahan ...................... Lottie CEasleyj Musgrove Dora Guthrie, Missionary .... Jessie Chicken ............. Austin Chicken .....,...... King Andrews, Brick Mason. Frank Musgrove ........... Fred Musgrove ......................... Edna Guthrie, Teacher in Pulglic Schools. Bessie Ross .,.,...,.,.......,......,..... Ruth McCurdy ................ Nina Clfelonj Bartholomew .... Bessie Chipman ............. Edward Durell ............. Frank Hollister .. Myrtle Andrews ................................. Minnie Carnahan, deceased ,.,,.... ................ Howard Bartholomew, Proprietor Clothing Store ..... Sarah Durell .........,............................ Mary Hoopes ........................ ....... R oy Bartholomew, deceased .... Parke jenkins, Farmer. ......... . Bret Thomas, Mechanic ................. Wilmer Craft, Supt. High School ......... Ivy Andrews, Teacher in Public Schools ..... Pierre Thomas, Telegraph Operator ....... Guie Davis ............. ..... ...... .... Rosa Cl-leatonj Ritchey .... Leonard Buck ....,....... Nellie Smith ............. Charley Ross, Minister .,- ,.....,........,..... Mabel Aten, Stenographer ..................... Edwin Jenkins, in Baldwin Locomotive Works. Olive LMusgrovej Craft ....................... Beauford Miller, Mail Clerk .... Cleve Schroeder, Teacher ..... Forrest Greenup ................. Mabel QKirkbridej Ifalkenstein .... Carl Ham ......................... . . Carl Craft, Teacher .... ....... ......... Grace CSheelerJ Sloan ................... Grover Foster, Principal North School ..... Olive Uohnsonj Dyer ................... Clyde Cox, Farmer ....................... Blanche Taylor ...........,................ Barton VanAntwerp, in Dry Goods Store ..... I-larry Aten, in U. S. Army ..................... Mertina Kirkbride, Teacher in Public Schools. Nelle fShafferD Merrill ...................... Walter Mercer, University of Illinois .... Dena Miller, in Dry Goods Store .... Nellie Thomas .................... Mabel Bartholomew ............... Carl Tingley, Monmouth College ..... Evermont Wyne, Knox College ............... Clare I'oster ...................,.............. Gilbert Rakestraw, Brown'5 Business College .... Walter Martin .................... , .......... . Barton Witchell ........................ . . . . . .Vermont, Ill. ... . . . Moline, Ill. .. . .Vermont, lll. ........Vermont, Ill. . ...San Diemas, Cal. ....Table Grove, Ill. ...... .Abingdon, Ill. Great Falls, Montana .....Denton, Montana . .. . .Camp Point, Ill. . .Mechanicsburg, Ill. ... ..Yates City, Ill ..... .Vermont, Ill. ...,....Vermont, Ill. ....Portland, Oregon ......Vermont, Ill. . . . . .Vermont, Ill. ....Vermont, Ill. . . . .Monmouth, Ill. .. . .Vermont, Ill. .. ..Vermont, Ill. ... . . Vermont, Ill. ....Vermont, Ill. ........Vermont, Ill. .....Christopher, Ill. .......Ray, Ill. .....Chicago, Ill. ....Vermont, Ill. . . . . . .Litchheld, Ill. ..........Peoria, Ill. . .Philadelphia Penn. ... . . . . .Vermont, Ill. . . . .Vermont, Ill. ........Vermont, Ill. .......Rushville, Ill. San Bernardino, Cal. San Bernardino, Cal. ...... . .Vermont, Ill. ..... . . .Peoria, Ill. ...... . .Vermont, Ill. .. . Portland, Oregon ....Vermont, Ill. . . . . . .Vermont, Ill. ...... . .Vermont, Ill. . . .Philippine Islands .... . .Vermont, Ill. . . . . . .Vermont, Ill. .... Champaign, Ill. .... .Vermont, Ill. ... .Vermont, Ill. .. . . . .Vermont, lll. . .... Monmouth, lll ....Galeslvurg, Ill. . ...Ver1nont, Ill. . . . . . . .Peoria Ill. ....Vermont, lll. ....Vermont, lll. VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 57 The Ground Hog Gang Our emblem is tl1e Ground llog, a creature which stands for the lirst prophecy of a dawning Spring. Our annual festival occurs on Feb. Znd, the eventful day on which our great prototype, after his long sleep, comes forth looking for his shadow. Like the Ground Hog, we, his namesakes, have a happy faculty of paying strict attention to our own business. Also, like him, we are always ready to entertain our friends and playmates. Our den is always free to all. The door swings wide in hos- pitality. Like all live things, our always progressive Gang has been pushing out into new activities. Tiring of the Bachelor's life, and the joys of the pool room and the chicken house palling on our tastes, we furnished a mansion in the woods, near to nature's heart. and are ardent advocates of the simple life. Many long winter nights have we spent in the Club House, erected on the hill- side, in making candy, popping corn and playing games. Our winter joys are now at a close: we can venture forth from our home and view the beautiful sights that come with the Spring. ,llotfo-l'Thou shalt not steal." Membership limited to seven: BIG SHoRT . I'resia'e1zt Bic. NVHIS . Vine President TOUGHY . . Secretary JAKEY . . Treasurer HIRAINI . Chief Seutizzcl STlLL BILL Chief Counsel CHUFF-CHLr1fr Salah High fudge UUU I've gone to many a high school. Ilve gone to Mother Yale, But in all of my studying I never saw it fail. As sure's Il fellow's working hard And ain't got time for restin', A Freshman green will come, sit down And ask some foolish question. Of course you want to turn away And give him a good 'fcussin'," For they are always just the ones That seem the most disgustin'. But we should always stop and think, And not act like a dunce. Just think about your very self, For you were Freshman once. R. M. '13 THE 1911 COMET Our Superintendents The first Sup. I remember, when coming into school, Was the Hon. Thomas Jeffords, who kept the golden rule. Then in stepped Mr. Willciiis, who talked loud, but in vain, He lingered but two winters, then stepped right out again. Then quoth old Eli Dunham, whose hands both itched for gore, Hl'll teach them to keep order, if they learn nothing more." NVell, he staid two long winters, and they were dreary, toog He gathered up his baggage and from the town he blew. The next was Mr. Dyer, and sure he was no foolg He was as good an athlete as he was inside the school. Yes, he had book-and horse-sense, and that's what we should bless: So the board kept him but -one year, and looked for one with less. The man was Mr. Lehman who said held teach us someg He used the paddle day by day, as to the school we'd come. Of course they kept him one"year before the board got next: They gave him walking papers, and handed him his text. With nineteen seven came Hetche, who was dignified and kind: He did not whoop or bellow and yet the worst would mind. He was polite in every move, in every way and form, And altho it was quite a change, we did not have a storm. From Champaign in blew Cockrell with his great store of learning, While with the fastest of the bunch he kept the ball a turning. My best opinion of the fact-and students so agree- We'll never get a better Sup., no matter who he be. VVhich brings us to the present year which we all hail with joyg And we join hands to gladly say, "Our Superis the boy." NVe hope he'll live a hundred years, with constant joy and bliss: And may each school year he may teach turn out as good as this. D. VV. G. '13 VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 59 Last Will and Testament of the Senior Class We, the Seniors of l9lll, in our sane and normal minds, do bequeath our num- erous and valuable possessions as designated, to the persons herein mentioned, by this our last will and testament: Upon the honorable and deserving Juniors, of whom we are predecessors, we bestow our originality and ability in getting up High School stunts, of which the reception for the Seniors of '10 and the ice cream festival of '09 are good examplesl also do we bequeath to them our congenial spirit of majority rule, and last, but not least, the cap and gown, symbols of our scholastic attainments. To the Sophomores, whom we much honor and respect CJ we do bequeath our excellent debating ability3 also we give them full right to wear our colors, which they have so long endeavored to abduct. To the Freshmen, we bequeath our class loyalty and adaptation for study. I, Fred Hale Martin, do give and bequeath my Physics Laboratory notebook to the V. H. S.. to be put on tile for future reference by the lower classmen, who may sometime appreciate the labor and toil spent on its contents. I, Jesse V. Mercer, do bequeath my most cherished striped green trousers, which were much admired by all, to my old friend and schoolmate, Kenneth Gilson, And I. Nelle D. Brinton, wish to bestow my pink princess dress which is trimmed with silk braid and has twenty-seven hooks and eyes upon it, to Leona Haney as a mark of affection. l, James C. VanAntwerp, do bequeath my oratorical ability to William Kirkbride. above named article to be used conscientiously on all deserving occasions. I, Roxanna M. johnson, bestow my false puffs and switch to Dorothy Craft. The styles will, in all probability, change and I may not need them next year in Chicago. lf. however. they do not, I can buy some more at the ten cent store. l, NVayne Geer, do here solemnly bequeath my purple socks and all green and red and lavender neckties, the best from my valuable assortment, to Marcus Craft, as a token of affection and good will. I, Jenna Elizabeth Frazier, do solemnly give and bequeath my interest to "Mor- gan" and my blushing ability to Fern Sexton and Helen Gardner respectively, as tokens of remembrance. I, Grace Laura VanAntwerp, do give my overpowering name and stature to Amy Miller, which l hope she will use to advantage. l, VValter VVyne, Ir., do hereby bequeath to Ralph Mercer my copyright to the song entitled, "There is just One Girl." U U U Absentmindedness Mr. Clare Foster, a prosperous farmer, untied his old gray horse, jumped into the buggy. and drove up to the leading grocery store of Boguetown. The grocer brought out his bundles of groceries and put them in the back of the buggy. Mr. Foster studied a moment and then started home. When he reached the outskirts of the village he was still thoughtful, and felt as if he had forgotten something. He jumped to the ground, looked in the back part of the buggy and counted his bundles, He was mistaken, they were all there. VVhat had he forgotten? He got in the buggy and started on, but still uneasy. Perhaps something was wrong at home. What if Leonora, his little six-year-old daughter, was hurt? He had left her at home by herself, expecting no danger. Perhaps she had strayed into the l'arnyard, and a horse had kicked her, or a cow had butted her. He grabbed the whip and frantically beat the old horse into as fast a gait as possible, but she seemed to him to crawl. Fifteen minutes after he started from town he drove into the lane leading to his house. Tlte house was still there, but where was Leonora? Thank heaven. she was coming to meet him. He now felt more at ease. He stopped the horse, and started to give Leoonra the candy he had bought her, but he noticed her looking at him in a queer way, and stopped. She went to tlie side of the buggy. looked in at the seat, and said, "XN'hy, where's mamnia?" , -I THE 1911 COMET 1 Ode to the Chicken House Oh chicken house, oh chicken house, NYC miss you CV.l'y day, XYe have no place to linger now Since Toug'hy's gone to stay. XYe grieve for you. our hearts are sad. Wie clon't know what to do: VVe didn't know what comfort was, 'Until we came to you. We clidu't know the joys of life, But now we all are blue. VVe'd sit around and toast our toes And with each other vie, Wfhile clouds of smoke would o'er us roll, VVho,d tell the biggest lie. , .-Xnd "Shank" would crack his biggest joke XYith humor quaint and dry. lTwas here we'd settle all the laws Of universe and school, We would relate with loud guffaw How we'd broke every rule. lnvariably we would decide, Teacher was a mule. Oh chicken house, dear chicken house, Come back to us once more. And. while the ancient jokes go round. XYe'll smoke forever more. VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL Athletics In early days when we were boys, V. H. S. was among the bestg And of course in athletics, She could outclass all the rest. The boys from nineteen-four and up, VVere tall and broad and huskyg They didn't sit around and chew, Nor get all stiff and rusty. llut when the holidays were o'er, Each one laid away his pipe, And commenced on athletics before The season was good and ripe. In football they were first class, Always coming out on top, And before the season was half way o'er, They dicln't want to stop. . Now you boys of nineteen 'leven, Are as strong and tough as leatherg But the place where all the trouble lies, You will not stick together. You boys have got the talent, And you've got a little grit, llut you ain't got the quality That goes to make school spirit. Now you boys get down to thinkin' And mind, it's up to you, Wliy' not all get out and struggle, For the Yellow and the Blue. I THE 1911 COMET VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 63 pnraaaasr tqateatetriiaieutq Hilo to sleep. my little darlin', don't you fret or cry, ,Iust close your pretty eyes and slumber, Daddy'll be here by and by. Honey-" DITll CARLSON suddenly stopped in the midst of her lullaby. .esvt VVhat was that she heard? A moaning as if some animal was 'S . - , . . . ' f, 2 in the last agony of death. She tenderly laid little Rose in the f cradle and went to lind the one in trouble. Fearlessly she pro- ceeded in the direction from which the sound had come, and as x she reached the end of the veranda she saw a dark object be- fore her. Edith soon discovered that the object was a man. and that he was very near death. She did not stop to see whether he was a Yankee or one of her own soldiers. She decided to get him into the house and minister to his needs. Now this was no easy task for a young woman, but Edith was courageous, as well as warm- hearted. so she tugged and pulled until she succeeded in getting her captive into the house and on a bed. VVhen she had washed a serious wound on his head and relieved him as much as she was able, she learned the particulars. lle was Captain XVayne. of the Con- federate .Xrmy. who had been sent with a very important despatch. lle had been wounded and left to die. but he managed to creep a mile to her home. Then he whispered with much difficulty: "Take this. for it must be carried on to Longstreet. near Custer House." lle was failing fast. but he must say more. "Hur-ry, for l am al-ready be- hind. Promgise me before-I die, that you will atutend to it. llur-ry. I can't bear to die and think that I haven't done my duty." Edith solemnly said. "Captain Vvayne, I promise to take it, even if I risk my life." As her last word was spoken, with a peaceful smile he departed to a better world. As Edith gazed at his dead face she slowly began to realize the danger and the importance of her promise. She could think of no one near who was able to carry on the despatch. She must do it. There was the babyg there was the dead man and her home. but none of these things daunted her. Reading the despatch, she put it into her large locket, and fastened it about the baby's neck. Then she wrapped Rose in a large shawl and hurried to the stable to saddle her favorite horse, Cricket. Then. with a last look around her home, she mounted the horse l111Cl was off down the road. She thanked God that her knowledge of Virginia permitted her to find the road without much difficulty. On and on they sped. Cricket responding to each loving touch with greater effort. How carefully she chose the way. as if she understood the situation and was trying to do her best for the kind mistress. For several miles nothing of importance took place. and Edith was beginning to feel very conlident, when she saw a dark object jogging down the road in front of her. At first she was frightened, but on coming nearer she saw that it was only a negro on a mule. She was greeted with the words: "ll'lo, missy, now ah wondah whah you's iiggerin' on gwine? Peahs toe me you's in powahful big busines' agwine arlong heah by youse'f." Edith explained to him her important message, and he agreed to help her be- cause she was so plucky. He said that he knew the exact place where she wanted 64 THE 1911 COMET to go. She was so thankful that she could have kissed tloe dusky face. They rode on for several miles in silence, Nose in the lead, carefully observing all the sur- roundings. Once he left her in the midst of a dark forest and went on ahead, for he thought he scented trouble. He seemed to be absent for hours, How painfully still everything was. Even the accustomed voices of nature were hushed, as if war, with its un- speakable cruelties, had cast a spell over all things. Eyes seemed to be peeging at her from every nook. But these were tritles compared with what Mose whispered on returning. "Dere am a camp not bery fur f'om heah, an' l's almos' dead sartin' it's cle Yanks. Now yo' be dreffle still, any jes foller me." Breathlessly she followed. Every slight sound Filled lter with horror. Ol:, 'vlfllilt if they should be caught! But thanks to Moses, they were not. But they were just out of one trouble into another, for a few miles farther they became aware that they were being followed. They judged by the shots and hoarse yells that it was the enemy, They had yet eight miles to cover before coming to the desired camp. Quick as a Hash Mose gave these instructions: 'AYO' go fus'. bend low ovah de babe, an' don' let nothin' stop yo ,." Edith needed no second bidding, but spurring on her pet she did her best to obey Mose. Over stone and root and bridge Cricket wildly ran. Mose followed close behind, his mule for once deciding not to be beaten. Shot after shot, followed by cries, rang out on the still air. But above these Edith heard old Mose's voice call: 'iOn, on, fo' Gawd's sake, doan' let 'em ketch yo'. Go on, theyis gaininl. Taint but a few miles yit." Then Edith would give the horse some loving pats, and at the same time sooth with motherly words her babe, who was wailing piteously. Now the enemy was only a short distance in the rear, so near that their excited words were heard by the fleeing ones. But the old negro was equal to the occasion, and only cried the louder: f'On, on, my little lady, we's gwine t' make it." Edith hugged her babe the closer, and galloped silently on. ln her agony she breathed a prayer which she was coniident was heard, for in the road not far ahead she spied the camp which she was certain was the one so eagerly sought. A short time later, and just as the first faint streaks of dawn were appearing, she rode triumphantly into the camp, while the enemy. with a cry of rage, Hed. Edith fell exhausted to the ground. But with the tender care of Longstreet, for this was his camp, she was herself again. With pride she gave him the despatch. He read the following to his men: HEAIBQUARTERS, ARMY or NOIQTHERN VIRGINIA IN FIELD, NEAR CUSTER HoUsE Sept. 23, 2 p. m. LIEUT. GEN. LONGSTREET t Sir: Advance your entire force to Castle Rock with full infantry by daybreak, Sept. 26th. Start promptly. VVe are going to light a very important battle and must have your help. The success or failure of the fight depends largely on your strict observance of my orders. ROBERT E. LEE, General Commanding Edith had made possible the great victory that was to follow. M. R. '12 VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 65 The Girl Among the Vines L X ARDING was grimly bent on catching the north bound train. A "" countryman had left his work to drive him from one town to Y X another. 1 The business which brought him south on a Hying trip de- spatched to his satisfaction, he felt obliged to return immed- iately to the Firm with his report, and to work again. It was ' always work with Harding. His father, who had been dead ' - I some years, had often remarked with pride that there was no "' foolishness about Harry. His young sister declared with in- dii ration tl'at he was the only man she ever knew who could bury himself in a lot of dry books, when the house was full of pretty girls. But girls had never been of any more interest to Harding than so many playful kittens. jogging along through the dust and heat, Harding became conscious that he was xery thirsty. He knew they had no time to spare, so he moistened his dry lips and tried to forget his sufferingsg but presently the sight of a farm house near by tempted him beyond endurance. "My friend," he said, feebly, UI am dead for a drink of water. Do you suppose I could get one there ?'l "Yep," said Jake, "somebody'll be there. But don't furgit that you ain't a minute to spare if you ketch that train." Harding climbed the hill on the run and approached the house by a lane which he found surrounded by a garden, bright with old-fashioned flowers. The veranda was covered with fragrant honeysuckle, and he became aware at once that some one was sitting behind the vines. Coming nearer, he saw a girl in a blue gown, at a churn. On seeing him, she sprang to her feet and came to the steps. The sleeves of her dress, which were fresh and spotless, were rolled above the elbows, revealing a pair of round, white arms. A large apron was tied about her slender waist. A pair of kind, bright eyes looked straight into his, while her cheeks grew pink. Wound high above a smooth brow of milky whiteness, her ruddy hair gleamed like a coronet. Her nose was small, but her mouth, so sensitive and sweet-he never forgot her mouth. "I beg your pardon," he gasped, removing his hat and unconsciously staring at the vision before him, "but could you give me a glass of water? I am in a great hurry, and if you would be so kindf' "Water ll' she exclaimed pleasantly, "of course! I shall be back in a niomentf' She turned away and with a little run disappeared into the house and returned in a twinkling with a glass of water in one hand and one of milk in the other. UI brought some milk, too," she said, with a smile, "which will you have?l' But for answer Harding only reached for the water, raising it eagerly to his lips. The girl watched him smilingly as he drained the glass and returned it with a deep breath of satisfaction and a word of thanks. "You were thirstylu she exclaimed, Hsome more ?" "No, thank you," said Harding, beginning to move away. "I wish I might, but I must catch a train and I haven't a moment to spare." He forced himself to walk away, but at the turn of the lane, he paused and looked back. She was standing as he had left her, smiling sweetly. Lifting his hat again, he ran rapidly clown the hill, carrying her picture in his heart. "By George!" he said to himself, "what a pretty girl. And I had to hurry off so," he said complainingly, "if I had only had more timef' By this time he reached the buggy and climbed in and fell into a study. f'Well," said Jake, "took you some time. Did you get it ?" "What?" asked Harding. Jake stared at Harding and repeated, 'fWhy, the water, of coursef, Oh, yes, yes I" was the reply. They rode along in silence for a time, then Harding asked, i'VVho lives in that house. VVhich? That one back yonder? Old Governor Townleyf' said Jake. "Who give you the water?" "A young ladyf, "Umph, humph. Thet was Sairy. She lives there alone with her pa. A good looker, weren't she? None of the gal's ,round beat her fur looks." f'She was a very handsome young womanf' Harding tried not to show his feelings. . pn 9 l 66 THE 1911 COMET jake became very talkative. "l reckon Sairy has a pretty hard time. The old governor used to own all this land 'round here, but run through with it all. They got some line kin, but none of 'em bother the governor. Hels pretty cranky. Git up." VVhat a shame, thought Harding. He longed to know more of her. He smiled to think how very sensible it would be to ask the question he wanted most to askA if she were engaged. To his amazement and joy the old plug brought them to the station just as the train was pulling out and Harding was enabled to swing on to the last car. He set to work to study the important case that had brought him on this trip, but finally gave it up, as he could think of nothing but a blue-eyed girl. WVhen he was lying in his berth, he said to himself over and over again, "Sarahl Sarah Townley! Some day I shall come back for her, that is, if I ever marry." The next day he arrived at home and for several days hard work took all his mo- ments. Occasionally, however, a picture of a cottage on a hill 'with a beautiful woman standing on a vine-covered porch, came to him. His work became heavier and he was so interested in his profession that he had no time for idle thoughts. Weeks and then months went by and finally he forgot her. lt was ten years after, that Harry Harding, sitting at his desk in his private office, gazed idly out into the moonlit night. lNhite hairs were sprinkled in among his brown locks and wrinkles began to appear on his smooth, fair face. His struggle for success had been a hard one, but he had conquered. But to-night he felt as though after all, success was cold and barren, and was hardly worth while when there was no one to help share it. Suddenly, as Harding gazed with unseeing eyes through the window, at the moon shining on the windows of the church, that picture which had been shut in his heart all these years suddenly came before him. He recalled a slender girl standing upon the vine-covered porch, smiling sweetly as she reached forth the glass of water. lt was Sarah! Sarah Townley! He had found the missing link: the cause of this lonely feeling. A few days later he was on his way south and he was not conscious that there was anything remarkable in his action. All he wished was to woo and win Sarah Townley. Perhaps she was already married, though her old father might deter a good many men. He hoped he would hnd her still living in the old place and still unmarried. His main hope was that she would still remember him. Arriving at the little village, he ordered a horse and started over the old country road. . . The sun was still shining, but the cool of evening had fallen when Harding reached the lane. He dismounted, tied his horse to a tree and went slowly up the hill. He had planned to ask for the governor on some pretext of business, but as he emerged from the lane his plans were changed. She was sitting on the steps, gazing thoughtfully about the farm. Her sewing was lying in her lap and her hands rested idly upon it. To Harding she seemed un- changed, yet her hair was not so bright as of old, the cheeks less rosy and in her eyes was a tired look. As he came nearer, she turned and saw him and rose to her feet. He tried to speak, but for once in his life words failed him. They stood and looked at each other for a minute, then she smiled. 'tXVell.', she said softly, 'fwill you have water or milk ?" With a joyful heart Harding sat down upon the steps. A "Both!'l he said, Hand T am not in the least bit of a hurryf' K 14 S. . ' - f? 'lr . . 'v gl VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 67 3 ipples of Correspondence 3 A Fortnight's Experience of a Modern Young 5 Man as Told in a Series of Letters to a fo Friend. CHESTERTON, N. Y., Aug. 15, 19- Dear Arlinglolz: Thought I would write you a few lines before I leave the city. Irlave been very busy all during vacation, and am contemplating a month off. It seems pretty good to a fellow after a four years' grind at college to have a few weeks to spend as he wishes. I just posted my letter to Sister Helen last night, telling her I would be with her for an outing at her summer home in the Adirondacks. VVon't it be grand! Siuch sport I shall have lishing in Champlain and hunting in the mountains. just the antici- pation of it already makes me feel invigorated. Wish you were going, too, old fellow. but I suppose the Boston girls have so captivated you by this time that there's no use asking you to leave that attractive city. Thanks be to jupiter, we don't have to bother our brains about going back to college this fall, for we did it up in grand style last Spring. I sincerely hope you have an enjoyable vacation. I also wish you much success wigh the girl with the "charming blue eyesfl of whom you wrote me. Thank goodness, I have never been struck with feminine beauty yet, and it isnlt likely I ever shall be. ,I Must close now and pack my trunk, for I leave on the 7:30 train in the morning. Illy address will be Ellisville, N. Y. Helen lives about a mile from the village and I shall walk over to the postoffice every day for the mail. VVrite often, for I shall want to keep in touch with the outer world. Yours as ever, FRED EGERTON ELLISVILLE, N. Y., Aug. 20, I9- My Dear Arliugtazz: Arrived O. K. on the l6th. Am having the time of my life. I-Ielen left for the city yesterday to do some shopping and to see her husband, who says he can't get off from business yet for several weeks, consequently I am left in charge of the culinary and housekeeping affairs while she is away. I'll tell you, I'm not doing much house- keeping while there's such jolly times to be had outside. A crowd of us went to Champlain yesterday and spent the day fishing. I caught several large bass, enough to last several days the way I cook them. This morning they were burned on one side and raw on the other, but I ate them anyway. There was plenty of bread in the pantry, but I wanted to try my hand at biscuits, and such a mess as I maile of them! The consequence was, I had dough all over the kitchen, and when the biscuits were done I couldn't eat them. I guess it's just practice that makes a good cook. Then I tried to cook some rice for dinner. I had been boating all morning on a small lake, near the house, and so was ravenously hungry. So I put a quart of rice into the stew pan and after putting water on it. I set it on to cook while I cleaned some Iish for dinner. It wasn't long till I detected an odor of burned rice. I ran into the house and there the stuff was running over on the stove. I seized a dish and a spoon and began to dip it out. Before I was through I had half a dozen dishes full sitting around and enough rice to feed several families. I think next time I cook rice I'll put sideboards on the pan. Experience is a good teacher. I am hoping Helen will come home soon, for the house is in a terrible condition. I am sitting out under a shade tree writing this letter to you this afternoon. An auto is just now driving up to the gate, so I will have to close for this time. Write whenever you can. I enjoyed your last letter immensely. Your old pal, I4 'RED as THE 191A1 COMET ELLISVILLE, N. Y., Aug. 27, 19- Dear Old Arlizzytozz: Have been so engrossed the last few days l could not possibly tind time to write sooner. The people in the auto proved to be Helen and one of her intimate friends from the city, Miss Katheryn Bennet. Of course l assisted them to alight, and after being introduced to the newcomer, I led the way to the house. Remembering the deplorable condition of the place, I confess it was with some hesitancy and embar- rassment that I invited them in. Helen was so shocked at the first sight thatshe actually fainted into the nearest chair on which, unluckily, was a pan of eggs I had neglected to put away. We were so iiustrated, Miss Bennet and I, that we forgot all about the condition of the house in reviving Helen with camphor and cologne. When she had regained consciousness, we begged her to retire to her room for the remainder of the day, which she willingly did, being much fatigued from her journey and' also suffering from a severe headache. Miss Bennet soon made herself at home and proved herself to be a very able housekeeper. We worked together and in an hour or two we had put the house into good order once again. She laughed heartily at some of my queer ideas of housekeep- ing, but you bet I didn't tell her about the biscuits, although she did wonder why so much dough was strewn over the kitchen, She got up a charming little supper that evening-such white, fluffy biscuits as she can make, and creamed potatoes and fruit salad. I tell you, it was grand! It tasted delicious after eating my own cooking for so long, or maybe it was because a girlisat opposite me in a blue checked apron smiling from behind the tea urn and chatting gaily during the meal. ' l expect you're surprised at my talking this way, but you'll be worse shocked as I proceed. After supper we spent the evening on the piazza in the moonlight. Helen was still unable to leave her rooni, so we had the evening to ourselves. So, at the end of our iirst day's acquaintance I had a very strong liking for Miss Bennet. It has been very beautiful weather and we spend most of our forenoons fishing and boating. It gets very near as hot here as it does in the city. How nice it is in the afternoons to sit in the shade of some big tree and read to her! If I ever had an ideal as to what a woman should be, she surely fills it. You'll say now that I'm getting loony, but I say just what I think to you, for you are my most intimate friend. You know Emerson says, "A true friend is one to whom we can think aloud." I confess I've changed my mind about feminine beauty. llll tell you all about it when I see you. Will write later. Drop me a line whenever you can, for I'm always glad to hear from you. Hope you succeed with the lady with the "charming blue eyesf' but I think brown ones are prettier. Must close for this time. As ever, EGERTON CHESTERTON, N. Y., Sept. 30, 19- Mr. Frank flrliugton, Boston Illass. You are requested to act as best man at the wedding of Mr. Fred Egerton and Miss Katheryn Bennet, to take place Wednesday, Oct. 22, 19-, at the home of the bride, 2301 Wash. Ave. Yours sincerely, FRED I. EGERION BosToN, Mfxss., Sept. 4, 19- Illr. Fred Egertozz, Clzesterfozz, N, Y. Dear Friend: W'ould like to comply to your request. but have a proposition to make to you. By mere coincidence we have chosen the time for our wedding on the same day. Why not have a double wedding? Yours sincerely, FRANK B, ARLINGTON G. L. V. 'll VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 69 fteafcf 1' A ' f .J 15' K? x X 3, 6 We ,Q ' ii-1 'iff' 1t:5q,I.1:.t1i'rr,.,fn' '. 01' . ' :L1,.,M.,1ff I l was hnrn ill a nest in a large walt tree. livery flay my mother would luring nuts and many other things fur me ancl my four hruthers tu eat. XYe sown got so large that there was harclly rnmn enough i11 the nest for us. Une rlay she tolcl us to follow her . XYe all seramhletl out uf the nest, and fuuncl uurselves on a large limh far up frrun the g'l'Ollllll. VVe were not tl1e least hit frightened. for we were horn to live in trees. She hacl us run hack ancl forth un the limh fur awhile. and then sent us hack into the nest. The next clay we went with her again. This time She taught us tn jump fruni une limh to another. .Xt lirst we were frightened, fur we were afraicl of falling, hut after we had tlwne it for swine time we found that it was pleasure for us. She taught us one thing ur another every flay, until we eoulcl do anything she eoulcl. Jxlllflllgi the things that we learnerl was the huiltling of 11 nest. XYhen she thuught we were tliurouglily trzninefl she trrlcl us that she euulcl not eare for us any longer. and that we must eare for uurselves. lVe all went tu different trees. anrl either huilt 3 nest or found a hnle. My great- est enemy is the hunter. XYhenever l see one l make for my hole. Now l am gathering nuts and hicling' them for the winter. T P .14 '- Wy, f f iiE f'l 'ZXWMIWXVQZQ 'O f? Y 117 fx . ,Q : ig. ' '-Q I X ,,. is K X 1 .df jr ' 1 - X -1- N 1 MQ X ft X N -A . it 1 , ..,. ....Aff1:'1' vif"'s 9 K XX .lQ,i.,',?:J5:M :1i i A. 1 7 " ' I -'fix N' it ..xdXey.4,ae' . - 1 MW!!MM0lM f MIM! 70 THE 1911 COMET A Hero HE lire that had burned merrily in the large fire-place earlier in 4: 6 the day was now nothing but a few dying embers, but still the 5-aff aged father and mother sat hand in hand watching it die away. i A Neither one spoke, but tears trickled down their cheeks and at ' n last the mother arose and walked into the next room, returning 9 soon, holding a photograph in her hand, she sat down again R and said: "Ah, father, he was our only boy, why didn't he stay and light for the right of the cause? VVhy did he join the Northern army? The disgrace is terriblefl "Perhaps, soon he will see his mistake and return to us. But if he thought the negro should be free I suppose he should hght for his belief. But would to God he had died," said thefather. Nothing more was said. The last log crackled, broke into pieces and fell into ashes. and still the old couple sat quietly, neither one spoke again. At last, worn out with worry, the mother fell asleep. Whztt wretch is it that has broken their hearts? Certainly he is an ungrateful son. No, he is neither. From boyhood Archie Ridge could not bear to see the negro mistreated, and now that the war had finally come, he had decided to join the Northern armyf His father was one of the largest slave owners of the South and could not see the harm in slave holding, and so Archie, though it hurt him to go, joined the Northern forces. He was only a child in his parents, minds, just seventeen, and they thought he would come back. But he did not, Archie enlisted under a fictitious name, and for awhile could do nothing but help around camp, but by several things which he had done since enlisting he had distinguished himself and so one day General W- sent for him. "My son," he said, Uyou are young and the task is dangerous, but perhaaps I trust you." He said the last with a smile. 'AAs you know, we move camp to-day, now I want you to stay here two or three days and watch the maneuvers of the enemyf, Archie thought for awhile and then looking up in General W-'s face, he smiled and said, "I will do the best I know how." The troops left and Archie was alone. He climbed into a tree and waited. Suddenly he heard the approach of soldiers and crouching he hid himself as best he could among the leaves and looked out toward the northwest with keen eyes. Soon they came in sight and he saw, partly to his delight and partly to his sorrow, that it was Union men, A company late in getting started. He started to come down and Lieutenant N-, the leader, saw him. "Ah, a deserterf' 'he said, lucky we discovered you. Now get down and come along with us, young manf' "No sir, I cannot, General W-U "Not a word, come along. I doubt if General W- knows you, you young upstart. Come down, I sayf' But Archie never moved. "XVill you come down F" and saying this, the Lieutenant pulled out his pistol. "No sir, General VV-l' one shot, two shots, and the boy fell to the ground and the troop, being commanded. marched on. Lieutenant N- reported to General XV- when he reached the camp, but he said never a word of the boy lying dead under the large elm tree. But that evening one of the company, who had felt sorry for the boy, came and told General W- the whole story. To say that General W- was furious does not express it. He called Lieutenant N- to him and no one knows what passed between them but about a half an hour VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 71 later the bugle sounded and everyone was ordered to come in front of General VV-'s tent. Lieutenant NH received a dishonorable discharge and General WA- ended his speech by saying, "This is all that I can dog it remains with the Almighty Judge to do the restf' Then the General chose a few men and giving them an American flag, sent them back after the body. They brought it to him and it was buried, and General XV- put up a monument with the single inscription, "A Hero." "Poor, little unknown stranger," he said, "he shall be buried honorably. When the war had ended Mr. and Mrs. Ridge looked for Archie's return, but he never came home, and they knew what had been his fate. They shut up the tine old mansion and went north and visited every battlefield and upon every unknown grave they dropped a flower and many tears. One day they came to the grave with the simple headstone on which was the inscription, "A Hero." "I wonder if Archie has a grave like this. I wish he had,'l the father said. "lf we could only see him, father, just to get him to forgive us for treating him so harshly when we thought he was wrong. Wie can see now he was rightf' And there they stood over this grave and wept and dropped their Howers. "Surely Archie's grave must be like this. His headstone must read, 'A Herof for what else could he bef' the mother said. But they never knew. H. G. ,IZ U U U In the Firelight 'Twas Christmas Eve. Anne Ilathaway sat before the glowing grate tire look- ing with unseeing eyes at the dancing flames which cast weird shadows over the rich furniture. In the church across the way, the choir boys were singing the Christmas an- thems, and their joyous voices reached the ears of the woman who sat alone by the lireside. Anne's lips quivered, and tears filled her eyes as she said aloud, "Christmas Eve, and to-morrow will be Christmas day. This to most people is one of the happiest times of the year, and it used to l:e one of the happiest for me." The sound of voices drew' Anne's attention. "VVell, good-bye. I hope you will have a merry Christmas." said one voice. "Thank you," said the other. "I know I shall. NVe are going out to the farm." "Oh," sohbed Anne, "I am so alone. There is no one to wish me a merry Christ- mas. No one to care whether I have one or not. Gladly, gladly would I give every- thing I possess if I could only be a child again. back at that little cottage in New England for just one Christmas, just one." Softly Anne repeated: "Backward, turn backward, O Time in your flight, Make me a child again just for to-night!" Her tears were now falling fast, and the lump in her throat almost choked her. The tire tiickered lower and suddenly Anne found herself in the midst of well loved scenes. She was back again at the cottage in New England and it was Christ- mas Eve. Father and mother were sitting by the iireside in the living room, and she and her brother and sister, after hanging up their stockings and receiving the good night kiss. had gone upstairs to bed. declaring they were going to keep awake and watch for Santa Claus. But their drowsy heads had hardly touched the pillow until they were fast asleep. 72 THE 1911 COMET The next morning what a scramble there was for clothes and how they hurried down the stairs to the sight that awaited them. In a corner of the living room, of course, stood the Christmas tree, decorated with tinsel and popcorn and fairly groaning under the weight of presents. What fun they had during the morning inspecting them. Next came the dinner, and such a dinner. No one but mother could perform such miracles in cooking. After dinner they built a big snow man and went coasting down the long hill behind the barn. How they laughed and shouted when they fell in the large snow drifts at the foot of the hill. The surrounding hills kept echoing with their merry laughter. Too soon the day came to a close, and with a good night kiss, they were tucked in bed, tired but happy, to dream of the delightful day. Anne Hathaway started from her reverie and looked around her. She was alone. Surely though, she was mistaken, because it had all seemed so real. No, there was no mistake, she was alone. The hre in the grate was outg only the cold gray ashes remained. G. L. C. '13 U U ti Adaptations Animals, as well as man, have to struggle for existence. Therefore, each in- dividual adapts itself to its surroundings. For when animals are changed to a dif- ferent region the climate is often unfavorable, and causes the extinction of that cer- tain species. The forms of adaptations have been roughly divided into five classes: Cab food, Qbj self protection, fcj rivalry, Qdj defense of young, teh surroundings. These adaptations refer mostly to the vertebrates and insects, as these two classes are more familiar to beginners of zoology. For securing food, most animals have a special means, such as the claws, sharp teeth and hooked beaks. Animals which feed on nuts are equipped with sharp and strong teeth for cracking them. Fish, which feed on crabs and snails, are similarly equipped, There is a certain species of the fish, the deep sea angler, which lives at such a depth in the water that light is impenetrable. However, this animal has its dorsal spine modified to be a luminous fishing rod and lure, attracting lantern-fishes. The fish are attracted by the light and are caught for food, if they chance to come too near the angler. This is one extraordinary means for securing food. But the animals have to defend themselves also. One peculiar method of de- fense is by color marks. These are warnings to other animals against offensive odors and peculiar flavors. A certain species of the fish escape from their enemies by leaping into the air and flying long distances. There is also much rivalry going on amongst individuals of 'the same species. One example is found in the case of the birds. They rival each other by singing or display of plumage. All have a tendency to perpetuate their race. They are also very careful in the caring of their young. Most birds build their nests in places where they will be least molested. The kangaroo carries her young until they are able to take care of them- selves. This shows how they are anxious to prevent extinction. Each animal is adapted to its surroundings. Their external covering is gen- erally htted to suit the place, such as the fur on the bear for warmth. Thus we see how animal, as well as man, has a hard time to live and prevent the extinction of their race. F. H. '12 VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 73 Protective Resemblance and imicry Nearly every animal or insect, especially those that are weak and have meager means of self defence, are provided with the power of resemblance or mimicry as a means of protection. Mimicry is an istinctive power which gives to an animal the power to change color or shape sufficiently to make themselves appear inanimate or so nearly like other forms of undesirable animal food that they escape molestation and oftimes death. The most of the distasteful insects are so marked or colored that they are readily recognized by insect eating animals. The tomato worm carries a kind of horn on the back section of its body, representing a sting, and when disturbed raises its body and waives it about as if a sting were present and in this way gives warning to molesters. This worm is of a very bright green color and rigid in appearance, resembling very much in color and shape the tomato plant on which it lives. The tomato Worm is thus provided with both the power of mimicry and protective resemblance. The Gila monster, the only poisonous lizard known, is different from other lizards in the possession of bright shadings of black and brown. These bright colorings are especially noticeable in poisonous snakes. Non-poisonous snakes often Hatten their heads and strike repeatedly at any interfering animal. These movements, although the snake in many cases is perfectly harmless, are made to mimic other poisonous ones which are avoided by all passers-by and to make themselves terrifying in appearance. . NVasps and bees are sometimes possessed of a sting and avoided by both man and animal. These inects are mimiced by other stingless species which, when dis- turbed, pretend to have a sting and are left unmolested. Protective resemblance is closely related to mimicry and is important in the pro'- tection of various animals and insects. Some insects have no resemblance to their surroundings. and their only protection is their skill in mimicry, while the surround- ings of others are similar in color and shaape to them. The fishes of shallow streams are a dark, greenish color on their backs, so that those enemies looking down from above cannot readily distinguish their prey. The lower surface of the body is a pale white color. The fishes of the sea are similarly colored to those of the brooks, dark on the back and light below, so that it is hard for their enemies from below to see them, for the hazy light of the water above them. The deep sea dwellers living where no light can penetrate are a dark or muddy color over their entire body. In the northern regions, where snow continually covers the ground the inhabiting animals are, almost without exception, white. In the more temperate regions, the months of snow are followed by a short summer, when the snow melts away and leaves the dark, brownish rocks and dead leaves covering the ground, such animals as the fox, bear and rabbit change their color to resemble their suroundings. Then, as winter comes again, their fur again changes to a more perfect resemblance to the white landscape, while their cousins in the warmer countries remain the same dark brown or grey color throughout the year. In this way, these animals are helped to conceal their movements while stealing upon their prey, and to protect themselves from their enemies. The rabbit, while sitting by a stone or any bunch of grass, is hardly distinguishable as he crouches close to the ground and seldom is seen. The mollusk of the rivers and oceans are of a dark color resembling the muddy bottom on which they live. The small fishes, living among the sea weed for pro- tection, naturally resemble the sea weed to such an extent that when the fish are at rest among it, they are perfectly safe. The widely distributed caterpillar is protectively colored. Being very delicate, one strike from a bird would prove as fatal as being eaten, then it is not surprising that we 74 THE 1911 COMET lind many of these larvae colored in such a way that it is difficult for the birds to discern whether or not they are suitable subjects for food and that they are free even from testing peeks that would prove fatal. The geometrid larvae possesses a most signalizing resemblance by resembling. not only the twig upon which it clings, but also having projections upon its body like the scars left on the twig by the leaf. When disturbed it stands out on the branch upon which it clings, holding only by a short propping leg and its lower feet, very closely imitating the arrangement of the twigs on the branch. Many wonderful and beautiful examples of resemblance and mimicry are to be seen upon every hand, if one only has little more than passing regard for the fascina- tions of nature, and will take the time to make careful observation of the interesting phenomena that nature lavishes upon mother earth. V. P. '12 u U U Birds When Columbus was making that eventful voyage which led to the discovery of the new world. he was cheered by the sight of small birds that appeared beside his ship, and ever since then these birds have been of interest to the white people who have come to America. In those early days there were some men who found the study of birds a source of delight. Nearly two centuries ago Mark Catesby wandered through the wilds of Florida and Carolina, seeking out the birds of those unex- plored regions. Before the end of the eighteenth century Alexander Wilson came over from Scotland and he became interested in American birds. In 1808 Wilson began the publication of his volumes on American Ornithology. It contained many references to the purely economic phases of bird life, showing again the value of different species as destroyers of insects. In the same century Audubon was ex- ploring the wilderness in all directions, making paintings of its bird inhabitants and drawing up accounts of their ways and habits. ln 1850 various persons interested in agriculture began to see the value of birds as insect destroyers. The agricultural journals and the reports of agricultural so- cieties began to publish articles, which showed careful observations and thoughtful consideration of the relation of birds to crop production. One of the papers was published by Wilson Flagg in 1861. It is entitled, "The Utility of Birdsf' In many respects the birds resemble the reptiles, and long ago the relationship was much closer than now. One of the earliest of these fossil birds, the archaeopteryx, is a combination of bird and lizard, The jaws of this bird were provided with teeth, similar to those of a reptile. The wings were small, and the tail was as long as the body, each vertebra had two long feathers. The bird was about the size of a crow. and perhaps it could not fly very far. The most characteristic mark of a bird is its feathers. They are of different forms and used for different purposes. The larger ones forming the tail act as a rudder. The soft, downy feathers are used to keep the body at the right temperature. Some parts of the body are unclothed, especially the feet and toes where scales exist. After the feathers have become worn and faded they are shed and new ones arise. This process is called molting. This molting usually takes place in the fall. after the nesting and care for the young is over. There are several kinds of birds which possess what are known as color calls. These may consist of blotches or spots on various parts of the head and trunk and sometimes some of the feathers of the wings are colored. NVhile they are dying these VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 75 mayibe seen very plainly. lt may be true that these color signals are for the purpose of enabling the birds to follow their leader. Some of the birds make a hollow in the earth and this forms their nest, while other birds build their nests of moss and spider webs and line it with down. They often conceal it where it cannot be found. The female bird most always constructs the nest. The male bird carries food to the female. The female, and in some species the male and female take turn about sitting on the eggs and in helping take care of the young. The young require a high degree of heat for development and this is supplied by the parent. Before hatching, a sharp spine develops on the beak and the Young breaks its way through. ln some species, as the quail, the young are born with a cover- ing of feathers and wide open eyes and are able to make their own way in the world. There are several birds of interest, but I will decribe only the one. It is as fol- lows: The Ruffed Grouse, as a game bird, ranks higher in the East than any other bird. The flesh is white, and its rapid flight exacts the best efforts of even the most experienced sportsman. lts food habits are of secondary importance, but are inter- esting. The ruffed grouse is very fond of grasshoppers and crickets as an articcle of diet, and when these insects are abundant, it is hard to tind a stomach or crop that does not contain their remains. Chestnuts and beeclmuts are common articles of food. ln the winter these birds feed on the buds of trees, such as those of the apple tree. poplar and ironwood. ln some cases the ruffed grouse causes some damage to the fruit trees by eating the buds in winter. Very few people realize and appreciate the value that the bird does toward mankind. Most birds, with a few exceptions, destroy worms and insects that are very harmful to the crops. But no measures to increase the number of birds are adopted, but rather a great deal is done towards the extermination of the birds, when all that is possible should be done to prolong their extinction. M. R. '12 Graduation Exercises 'l3ACcAI.AUR1cA'1'E SERMON ..... Sunday. April 21 Ricv. H. G, Fours Class DAY Exlzkclsas . . Thursday, April 25 CUMMENCEBYENT . . Friday, April 26 ADIJRESS BY DR. Joux hl.ERRI'l'T DRIvER '76 THE 1911 COMET I ll I ,z September Sept. 5-School opens. Mr. Craft greets us in -'I Mr. Coekrell's place. Sept, 9-Alumni of '10 visit school and give good ' - 1 I advice. Sept. 12!Senior class organized. ' SFPTI ff Sept. 13-Foot practice inaugurated. 9 Sept. l04Sadness lin school. Death of our friend and schoolmate, Arlie Price. Sept. 23il"red comes late to school and remains down stairs. but XV. E. brings him up. Sept. 26-Girls start basket ball practice. f Sept, 275lXlr. Craft. Jesse Mercer, and NValter .XVyne go to W Astoria. Printing press purchased. Pleasant Journey home 20 . but hard on shoes. . Sept. 28--Tom Fair gets a black eye in a lively bout. October Oct. 1-lfirst foot ball game of season. Vermont defeats Table Grove at T. G. Score, 9-F. Get canned for rooting while going through toxvn. Mr. Craft, Mr. Newcum, Dean, Jesse. and Xlvalter bring the press from Astoria. Oct. 4-Members of COMET staff are elected. Sophs. have snap shots taken. Oct. 54-Echo staff elected for lirst semester. Oct. 6-B, B. practice fgreatly neededj. Oct. 7-Sophs. take exams. in English. ' Oct, 10-VVe hear from our old friend, Cockrell. Receive the Perhaps. Oct. 12-Biology class go to the woods for specimens. Wlho said watermelon? Oct. 13-Electric lights in Mr. Newcunrs room and printshop. Foot ball team has picture taken. Oct. 14-Echo makes its lirst appearnce. Caesar class makes quite a hit with Mr. Neweum CFD Oct. 154Table Grove girls defeat Vermont at B. B.. 44 44. Oct. 18-Gee! lt is hard to study these days. A number excused and others playing hookev. SEPT 3? K. r , M., 1 'ilk vb ' E , f 'I i X , urs GET TIIVG 4444 AN ow BIRD 1,1 NOW!! ff 11' l ,.-f we-:H Piany-fp Ocr 490 7 I 'MX A i U X , ,, 1 . m I' iff! 4 ff!! il' VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 77 1 QM an- Qfun PEACH 1' cqmveo IFORCH W6 GUM? a M . 1719- 5' Qfffff, f.:- ff5" w -f '? , 'lo t ' "ff 49.9 " -Qi' , A , oe - Oct. 31-llallowe'en. The to his future life. Nor, 1-The next morning. are excluded. Oct. 19-Lenore Bader canned for chewing gum in school. 20-The lligh School presents "Uncle Rubeq at the corn show. lt is a great success. Great rivalry between the city and H. S. bands Oct. during the corn show. Oct. 2Z4Grcat parade led by V. H. S. band. Tie game between H. S. and city team in foot ball. Oct. 24-"Uncle Rube" packs his valise for Astoria. Oct. 25-The lllini literary society meet and elect officers. The Crescent is organized. Oct. 29-Uncle Rube lands in Astoria with all col- ors ilying. Oct. 30-Fred and VVayne spend the eve on the farm. The "NYhite Steamer" escapes. children enjoy themselves, while Mr. Newcum listens November Second hand sale planned for road machinery, but cats Nor. 3-flilfirst term examinations. Nov. 94Practice in using lire escapes. Many daring high dives, Nov. 12-Uncle Rube starts west and stops at lndustry, and is benetited thereby. The high lirst speed lever is applied to the white steamers and no one goes around without getting the consent of the occupants. Nor. l54V. H. S. orchestra is organized. Nov. 17-18-Mr. Craft attends teachers conference at Champaign. Nov 18-Musical is held in the afternoon. Little folks come Llp. Nov. .Xdair people. 19-Uncle Rube is presented in Adair. Company is royally entertained by the Nor. 22-.Xn improvement-Mr. Xewcum gets a hair cut. Nor. 23-Turkey holidays. QXYe need the rest., X Nor. 24-High School bunch go to lpara to see basket ball game between lpara boys and Astoria. NOV. 20-l3oy's basket ball practice begins. December Dec. 7-Hedding College male quartet yisits school and entertains us awhile. Le- nore makes a hit: "Shall we two part with a mere handshake?" llec. lO-Yncle Rube ends his tourxat Table Cirore. lle tries his luck on the skating rink. Dec. 16-The new bunch of campers lodge in their shanty one night. Enough! Never again. 78 THE 1911 COMET st Dee. 19-Mr. Craft spends morning at the north build- ' 7 ing. livery one is fatigued. so take a rest and sr A- 5 recreation. Zu' . Dec. 22-Evermont W'yne and Marcus Amerine of Knox. visit school. Dee. 23-lllini gives a public meeting in assembly Q room. Christmas gifts thrown right and left. VVid4 , ow Mullins presented at the opera house. Fresh- men scared to death. Y Dee. 23-Christmas vacation begins. A . f , , J Dec, Z4-Freslnnen hang up their stockings. A lf. Dec. 26 -Skating party at the town lake. Q Dec. 29-lklarshmallow party at Roxy's. Dec. 31-W'ateh party at the opera house. Girls learn to play base ball. XYho said chicken-hop? January Jan. l-Klr. Nexvcutn resolves to scold any- more. Jan. 2-School begins again. llveryborly's lazy. jan. 4-Rev. McKee speaks to student body at chapel time. Ian. 5-6iEX2111lSAlll0St terrible to relate. Everybody tlunks for lack of sufficient knowledge. Jan. 10-Teachers' desk is moved to the back of the room. NYe. the students of the High School, think the faculty is taking advantage of the situation. W ad I :sa 155 J' :--- ?5!:a' 4 5.511 jf M ""f ' ao JAN 11 0' Q ,lxtbs P Xi: JZ. i f . , Z! . fb. f, .1 tx L". x ws, hx 'fn Y 80, S ' i ,ix X 9' . fl W X oN -' , X Tyr I . 11. X M' 1 owe A os- ScRlPTl0N OF A SHRE D050 WHEA-H1315 i 97 1219550 W K T ' JC 7' jx 5' A n , E K I 1 ZF, ' ly ' I ,,1llfg,.5- Jan. ll-James VanAntwerp mas- ters a most dillicult theorem, lf a triangle is not isosceles, the bisectors of the angles at the lzase are not equal. Ian. 13-Everybody 'learns the ree sult of the semester examina- tions and visits the west room by request of the faculty. Jan. 18-Blue Monday: classes fall off in nunilzers. XVho said no one flunked. Ian. 18-lligh School bunch goes to the skating rink at Table Grove. Sledding Hne. but rather bumpy. The girls think the chile joint is great CU I -1 VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 11 5' - ' - "N 1111- 1111111-11 111- 5141111-rs. 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A,',I,-I E 1111. 27-1111'1y's C111c1-1111111 1D1'g:111- U1-11. 51111111-11111 1.11155 11111' 1111 4 xvk'llLlS 111111 1111111111-S 111-1' fl g:11'11. -'A1Q6f 1 17611 78--17CZ11l 11121111-S 1111 11111-111111 , .. , 111 S11111- 11111111 514113. 1111111111-1' 51611111112 11:11 e Q1-1 1111 111111 1 80 THE 1911 COMET K March lb 4 Mar. 1-Base ball practice begins. XYayne t comes out, but as he doesn't like the looks ' of the bunch. he resigns. X Mar, 3-Jasper Sexton leaves school, ' I threatened with brain fever, acquired ll from hard study. Mar. 6-Dorothy NY., in a lit of awkward- ness, falls down stairs. Mar. 7-Notice: Examinations are com- ing, Get busy! W Mar. .8-Sophs win the debate from the sb Q V 'O Seniors. 1 F Mar. 10-The popular question: "NYasn't that an awful hard examination. Har. 14-Sophomore party at Ground llofg Shanty. XYhy, of course Eily can make good taffy, hlar. l7!f1irls take a walking trip to sce Union Center and lligh School play base ball. llow did they get back? Mar. 19-Uncle Rube company 4' end up by having their pictures taken. Jim gets balky. ,X I ,, fl, Mar, 2C-Knox Glee club arrives, A "Pep" is best man. Roxy says Oh, you blondyf' Mar. 21+-Visitors. Canning. re- sult of late hours. Mar. 22--liverybody but Dean 1 works on base ball diamond. 5- lle's henpecked. Mar. 24-llurrah! A half holi- ik gg . 2519 1 fo ,, 3 ug 7 1 5. . day, the boys defeat Rushville. I 9-10, in base ball. Wfhy diclnyt W they sleep well? A 'Q' Mar. 27-XVhat was doing Monday? A hot time, Har. 29-Sophomore and junior color rush. Mar. 30-Four pennants wave on the school building, but all in turn fell until nothing fi? remained GD .. . . :sfo April , I I O " ' April 1-Roxy introduces the bobble ,. skirt. Sophomores "burn" instead of X' MFI." toast marshmallow 'party rat Clarin- .2-. udgl glm-I' da s. The Purple and White waxe 7 'lf,,,,,,,,,n- J, over the school house to-night. R 4 April 3-Alas! President puts a stop to ' V' color rushes. April 44Dorothy C. has hangs. She looks awfully VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 81 cute QFD Classes winning were Sophomores, Freshmen, and Juniors. Xpril 74Vermont defeats Rushville high team in base ball. .Xpril 10-lllini literary meets, Gail undergoes the initiation stunts. April ll--lunior class meetings frequent now clays. Xpril l24Sophom0res win the clehate from the al- umm. April l74Hotany class go to the woods. Jenna has the misfortune to fall into the creek. Xpril Z0-Bacl-worse-worst. Mr. Neweum has his hair cut pompamlour. April lfl-Dorothy and Macleline are moved to the front. XVe woncler why? J. Rl. Driver lectures. .Xpril 20-Ghlee recites in eivics. junior party at April 6-The literary contest is cleeiclecl and the Y, ' Cassy's. XYho saicl Hineh? Shorty. .Xpril 21-Talvle Grove high school plays Vermont in hase hall. I I - - ' I, . vLj'xvg'3g' The score chrl not amount to mueh. ahem! xx- N. ' M .' 'V x f larsl 'O L45 ' 1 April 24-Helen anil her little flieanl lamb are among the lead- ' ' V ing' high school characters, just now. .Xpril 26-Dorothy says that it was mean in him. May May 2l4l3aeealaureate Sunday. May 23-Sophs. take to the woocls. May 25-Class Day, , Xlay 20-Graduation ilay. llifrh School picnic A in woods. lfarewell tears age shed. A Y 1 it as lllay l--Girls have lvig time "Haying." ' L May 2-+Lewistown game, ll--O. favor of V. ll. S. 1 0. Big doings at the l-l. S. in the evening. Nlr. Coekrell gets a ' hig bouquet. May 3-lt seems strange that the Junior girls shoulcl he sleepy. ,Q . . . 'f'li!:'l Klay 4f'l'he eternal question: "Are you going - 'Q-f'f::f"':, to the game fmgiiijgf, May 5-Our lmoys are off for Lewistown, ,1',.:i',' f'9":i'i' Score. 10-4. in favor of the V. ll. S. il '11-:gfgfffflf A May 7-Lewistown callers in town. XYonder ,il ' 'MSU x f if they came clown in Mr, Orn's automobile. ' 0 of l.et's ask Blalmel or Rlaclelene. 4? 'rn 5 May 9-juniors and Seniors adorn Vergil, at QM' I 1' least. they say they do. m'o, 0-q',f!'c ,V 1, 8 . ' May l24Reeeption at Glenrlale farm. XYere ' 1 -fflgf dr. the Sophs. there? . X 44, fxG,:j'l'1 faq Xlay 15-Everyhoclys ffoing mafl from stuflye I . 'iff , ,f"W 'i - lp ing. lt's blazing hotsthese clays. ggfaa ,Aff " yn, ,j May l84l9-lE-X-A-lXl-l-N-HX-'lll-O-N-S. 4 'NIP I, 44" 'iff if 5' 82 THE 1911 COMET RCCDASTS AND JQKES l. Th ou 2. Thou 3. Thou 4. T hou 5. Thou 6. Thou 7. Thou 8. Thou 9. Thou 10. Thou THE TEN COMiWANDMEN TS shalt honor and obey thy teacher. shalt not crib thy books. shalt not rubber or stretch thy neck. shalt not sit upon the back of thy neck, lest warts come thereof. shalt not shirk duty at chapel. must always hurry greatly to class. shalt not play hookey, lest bad grades come therefrom. shalt not drink sweet cider nor swipe watermelons. shalt take only two steps at a time when going up the stairs. must not say, "I have not my lessonfl No hifvh school student, so Nr. Newcum asserts, can write a love stor because s I . l . y, they have had no experience along that line. VVe now understand why Mr. Newcum can write such a touching one. "Oh, he is so jealous of mef'-Madelene Craft, Dorothy VVebster claims she had a better time when the Knox Glec Club was here than she has had this winter. Really? Wlhich color does Lenore look simply grand in? "Man, Man, Man."-Dorothy Craft. Helen Gardner, translating from Chaucer: "He had 'Alle had in his knapsack a pail of beerfl A DUTCHJI. l,Y'S 1fl'1 7':l1'!l Ilere lies two babes, Dead as two nits, Who shook to death Mit ague tits. They was too good To live mit me, So God he took them, To live mit he. Late books written bv members of the V. ll. S.: Little Little Lady Men-NY. E. Craft. - XAXOIHCII-TX'TEI'tll12't Kirkbrrde. of the Lake-ll. E. VVitchell. NVhen l XVas a Boy in Missouri-C. L. Newcum. NNandcring Jew-James VanAntwerp. Little Brown Jug-YVayne Gil son. The Story of My Life-Fred Martin. Seat of the Mighty-Nelle Brinton. Temperance Teaching-Jesse Mercer. iis mal a pilwe-beeri' f VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 83 The Doctor-Roxanna Johnson. Touching Second-Herbert Durnell. The Art of Smiling-laarry Clark. The Latest Styles--Lenore Bader. Crafty Stunts-Marcus Craft. Little Miss Susie-Susie Kelly. A Little Old VVon1an-Bijou Ralston. VVanted-A beau with whom I may correspond.-Dorothy XVcbster. WEATHER B UREA U Madelene-Fair. Clarinda-Sunshine. Mildred R.-Lightning. Harry Kost-Cloudy. Helen G.-Thunderstorm. WantedwA Morris chair for Paul Kirkbride. CHARACTERS FOUND IN THE FUNNY PAPER Yens, .the Yanitor . .................... 1 ......... ...,....... . Mr. Timekiller ....... ...... .... . . ..... opie Dindoek ........., Barton XVitchell .......NVayne Geer Henpecko, tlie Monk Happy Halley ........ ......,... Uncle Muni ......... ..... Mike and bus ......... ..... Hair Breadth lnarry .... Nemo ................ Mr. Newlywed ...... Mr. Grouch... .. Jtsee .Paul Kirkbride . . . . .Dean Geer . .Ralph Mercer .. NVayne Gilson and Gail Mercer I.Chlee NValters ....Bill Ralston ... . .Mr. Craft .. .Mr. Newcum Mr. Newcuzn: "Someone commenting on my voice. said it sounded like a phon- ograph." " THE QUERY DEI'ARTJl'EXT Mr. Ralffh Mc1'rm'.' Answering your telegram, I wish to say that -Lena left .'.Xdair about two months ago for Brayner, Mo. NVe have heard nothing from her since. You may address any correspondence to her there. Mas. I KNOW Mr. Pau! Kirkbride: Before becoming a licensed druggist, every person is required to take a course in some medical college. U. B. STUNG ,U12 l'MG7'l'flI I If your wife rode home with another fellow, as you say, the only thing I see to do is to sue her for hubby abandonment. MR. EXPERIENCE Jesse MU1'fc1'.' You are liable to long imprisonment and heavy lines for having committed such an outrageous act that Saturday night in Astoria. ATTORNEY N. O. Moms Mr. Newcum Cin English IID 1 "Letters beginning 'Dear Petf are not in my line." Bill Ralston's favorite selection is "Be a Little Sunbeam." THE 1911 COMET I 1 4. illimfn illurniz-ihinga ililvrrhanhim Boots and Shoes .. AYEQCO. CONTR.-4 ST The Freshman hoy's a little lamh, So innocent and mild, He can he led to greater things. Hen as a little child. The Senior hoy's a tough old goat. So Very deep in sin. . Helll have his own sweet way or hust, His motto is "Butt in." -Nuk Lenore Bader has the collarfyl. lf Bill Ralston had such a collar he would stiffer total eclipse. lt would ruin a 1112111yS linances to have to collar Lenore. Lenore has her neck in a sling. JUNIOR POEM Hurrah, hurrah, for the Junior class. lt's the hest in all the school. Best as students. and leaders in sports. ls their utmost aim and rule. Uur colors. the Orange and the Black. Our class llower, the cream rose, Altho' we are still classed as juniors, NVe may yet he Seniors. who knows? lf. Z, H. '12 "ller virtues. graced with external gifts, Do breed loves' settled passions in my heart." Guy Kirkhride VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 85 33.5011 of SlO9.06:S36.6l1 The same eing' the amount of taxes assesse against this store distrilnutecl to the school fund for the current year D0 You 136126116 in Reczprovity? . M. WHIT EY VERMONT, ILL. llarrv what is the formula for Iincling the area of a circle?" Mr. Craft: " llarry K.: uliafliiis squared times what-you-may-call-1t, I sipped sweet nectar from her lips. As uncler the nimm we sat. And wontlereil it ever another fellow, llaml -lrank from a mug like that. ' friend 'llltl sclnmlnlate Ralph Mercer, better known as About a year ago out . , . . Pert. became aillictecl with a severe clisease which proclaimed itself hy Pert's many and varierl efforts to become 11 "Laclies' man." Not satisliecl with the results oh- tainecl. ancl fearing that his actions while in company with the fair sex were too tame, he begged one of his lady frienrls to give him a few lessons in the art of "spooning." His request was not granted, anrl as a last resort. he enrolled with the "Blank" Correspondence Scliofwl for their cignplete course in "Up-to-date Spooningf' l l nl all belief and offers to demon- At present he reports that he has progressec xeyo c strate the fact to any rloubtful person. XYhv are Marv France anml Marcus Craft left-hanclecl? Answer: Because they are not right. in? .lilIBl'!'lOX "llcl like to sit on a cushion and reacl. ' h ' lle incl Iuflffe near on wlnch l Could feerlf im talk of yourself, XY1t picc s 1 5 . Dorothy XYehster .X Bore-A man who talks of himself when you want t Marlelene: "Ding-a-ling-a-ling. Rvpleasef' "Shes not exactly pretty. hut sweet." 86 THE 1911 COMET U. G. Tingley VERMONT, ILLINOIS HEATING Steam and Hot Water Bader oz Co. HAY, N C O A I.. Vermont, lllinois T PLUMBING AS LIGHTING Gasoline and Aeetylene ESTIMATES FURNISHED When in city visit us Gilson's 'Barber Svhnp Vermont Illinois Cl M arinda: "Are you going to stay for chi argaret: "I have no voice." urns practice? ' Lenore Cin English ll 3: 'I-X large noise was heard." A Yankee and an lrishman happened to he hack. Jonathan Cto the lrishinanj 2 "XYl passing a gallows together on horse iere would you he if the gallows had its due? Pat: "Sure: and I'd he riding alone. l guess." Mr. Craft: "XYill you please hring that ill-natur d zlvl l e rtoio out of the eahinet?' Millie Qin Physiesj : "He walked 5.4 lillOQ'1'ZlI'l'l111CS in an lionrf' Super, says that night is the time for Physics, English teacher says the same, Now. how in all creation Can poor students he to l The Snpt. Cwishing to humiliate an idle sehr ny hoyf' Scholar: "Have you got the money ?" dame? 1larD 3 'ZX penny for yarn' thoriglrs. VE RMONT HIGH SCHOOL Buy your Buggies, Harness Farming Machinery of Our Motto: JDDJEZJRQRY' A Square Deal and Good Service I. L. DERRY Vermont, Illinois "This is no place fc ,X well known Vermont lnian, Une :lark night last week, XX'ent to the cellar with a uiatch To search for a large gas leak Clle found it.D Hr. Craft, by curiosity, Dispatches state, was goaded, lle squinted in his old shotgun To see if it was loaded. 3 Qlt wasj ,X high school lmoy once stopped to watch ,lX patent cigar clipper, lle wondered if his linger was Not quicker than the nipper. tlt wasn't.il ,X well known nian of Tahlc Grove, XX'hile wandering through the town. l'ut his linger into a rat trap, To see if the snapper would come do Jr a llIlTllSlCI'lS sonf,-Jesse Mercer, XX ll 88 THE 1911 COMET C. Gardner E52 22?-Q L- E- Gardner amp Jsmpipf ilielfizicfzzlif bg 1'1' -' 5" ' .11Q Q 'Z11 1:1' '1+Q1 ':+ ' POST CARDS " "" ,V , ,21,-f -:PQ as Phone 32 I ,..,11.. .1 A ,1A. ,A .1 VERMONTQILLINOIS THE NVHOLE UARNED FAMILY, or Nellie, Dzma, Guy. llill and Paul Kirkbricle IN REAL LIFE 'lYour teeth are like the starsf' he saifl, The maicleu's face grew bright. 'tYou1' teeth are like the stars," he said, "They all come out at night." Father: hlkey, how much is two and two ?' t'Ikey: Ult is six, fader." Father: uFool, irliot, it is fourf' lkey: "I knowed it all the time, but I thought you would jew me clown Mr. Newcum Ciu English HD 3 t'Mareus, what is a eherub ?" Marcus: "1 think it is some sort of El cherry, lSl1,t it FU Mr. Newcum: hl'lCZ1VCl1S, no." XYantecl-More time, Bring iii all you have to spare.4Ral1Jh Mercer. VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL S9 Edwin S. Parker, IVI. D. PHYSICIAN Boynton, ancl SURGEON PHONES: Corner Fourth and Liberty Sts. Residence I6 VERMONT, ILL. Office 21 Local ancl Long Distance g . Telephone 44 Vermont, lll1no1s Teacher Cin Physicsjz "James, where could you do the most work. at the equator, or at tl1e north pole?" James: 'C-Xt the north polef, Teacher: "No, l can't agree with you. you see the attraction of the earth is greater at the-" James: "XVell. I was taking heat into consideration. Helen has a little latnlm, His hair is white as snow, And everywhere that Helen goes, The lainh is sure to go. He follows her to class meeting, 'Which was against the rule, But llelen'd rather have him there, Than up town playing pool. "XYhat makes the lainh lore Helen so," The H. S. girls all cried, "Because he knows no better. dearsf' The teacher wise replied. lllr, Newctnn says we are closer to the moon than to the earth. Dr. C. H. Hamilton Dr. J. P, Neileon MEDICINE DENTIST SURGERY X-Ray Examination Hamer Bullclmg, Vermont, lll. X-Ray Treatment Phone 41 VERMONT, ILLINOIS Ofhce Hours: 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. 90 THE 1911 COMET We can sell you anything I in the line of Heavy .Maehiaery and give special attention to Rejpnairiag - . BURGARD BRGS. i East Sicle Square...Vermont !M.lCjINli XVl1z1t 21 Cute sister Kenneth would make. Helen without a fellow. Mr. Craft smoking. Lenore without 21 rat. Maclelene without Mabel. Marcus without his euteness. Mr. Neweuni with his hair clipped. Nelle without her wiscloni. The Sophomores not stuck up. The Junior colors on the belfry. NYantecl-A cure for sleeping disease.-Frank Miles. Little Mzxrgaret fpicking up a photo from the CoM12T's tzihleb: 'ls this le Freshinore class F" Marcus Craft. when speaking' of the city of Venice, culled it "Venus" Maud Muller, upon a SLIIIIIHCIJS rlay, X'Valkecl in the meadows sweet with hay. Her walk was clumsy, awkward, slow, For sl'e wore Z1 holulmle skirt, you know. -Judge 1 Y' VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL 91 LOMBARD he LT-Q - The N9 -K., College h . Beautiful Excellent Instructors Varied Activities ' Thorough Courses A Home Atmosphere Write to President Lewis Fisher, for Catalogue and particulars GALESBURG JI.YG1.E.S' Our Presiclc11t's name is Pert, llc is a sort of El flirt. A quarter he spent. To the north pole he went. just to get his shoes covered with flirt. :X clumsy young 1112111 1l2lIHCfl Paul. Cannot skate on rollers at :1ll. WllCIl he llrst went out, He fell 011 his snout. :Xml then to the hench he clicl crawl. A h:111rlso111c young' 1112111 1lZllllQIl Price, ls clcuthly zifraicl of mice. llc has pretty curls. Also plays with the girls. Therefore. they think him quite nice. llefore March 17 Klzircus was generally singing. "l lYo11cler XYho's Kissing Her Now." hut on thc 17th l1c came to school XX'2lI'lJlillg'. 'ililll Not tl1e llzilay Now." Nelle lSCllltJ1' onlookcr. Zoology clziss are dissecting Z1 speciinenlz "XYhy. Mr. Craft, is this hotzmy? l tho't you were studying hotanyf' 92 V THE 1911 COMET e ex Iothing Store H. BART HOLOMEW. Prop. A Svtnrv fur Him amh Bugs CARRYING ANYTHING IN THE APPAREL LINE FOR EITHER HATS. CAPS. SUITS, SHOES, RUBBERS FURNISHING GOODS. TRUNKS SUITCASES, WORK CLOTHING WE MAKE SUITS TO MEASURE Our SatisHed Customers are Our Best Recommendation THE REX VERM ONT. ILL. To be poor is no disgrace, hut to he willingly ignorant is certainly a disgrace Father Cto johnnyj 1 "l hear that your school teacl'er is dead." johnny: "That don't cnt any FR1s1Qv RoBt7sT ELoQL'ENT Slxclxcloiis H APPY MAc1N.xx1i1oUs Exaursarlc NOBLE ice: the school i s still there." FOOLISII RECKLESS ENVIOI' S STINGY HONVLI NG MADIIEN ING EXCITAISLI-I NOISY By night in agony their voices come forth :XS the howl of the wolf from the darkened north. Crescent Society Lenore: Nl wish the alumni conld come to schoolf, Mabel: "Don't I though." System is the keynote to success. "A maid that paragous description."-Margaret Clark. "By gar, it is a shallengeg I yill cut his troat in de park."-Ghlee Walters. VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL J. W. WYNE, Pres d WALTER WYNE, Cash Bunk uf Hvrmnnt 'fo .1 sv -:ru-.wfff 43 Suu 1, , . 1? 'T A Qs EK? X Q5 J A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED Hrrmuni, I-Ullinnia FRANE ifntns S tp " J The photos used in illustrating the ucometu are our work , i s 'x K N K 4 k K Maker o ood ' .Ex 15 . X X , No- -:rv Klr gf q THE 1911 COMET Glhv mmtvrn Blllinuin Stair Nnrnml Svrhnnl A T M A C O M B Prepares teachers for all A grades in the Common Schools mxmfrf Tm? Speclal attent1on 1S glven to the prepa t o of teachers of MANUAL TRAINING DOMESTIC SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE A postal carcl request will bring you the Course of Study and other information VERMONT HIGH SCHOOL If Laura BIHHSOH Banks aah Statinnerg Fancy Line of CANDIES, ICE CREAM J. B. Caritliers Gvnwries AND MARKET Meats and Vegetables O IN si3AsoN SQDAS AND Highest Market Price SUNDAES for Country Produce Vermont, lllinois VERMONT - 9 E.J.Ell1son Ffallli S Sfrgwljgrrjgg iaisiifdlltdllf Cl n cz' Fr Ll i Z s fy 'Q We have a large line of , Staple and Fancy Gro- .Ii- 2iiS:5??h5LL2,i lil Fruits and Vegetables oi Q Vg . Qunnb Baum E. J. 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