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Page 9 text:
Steak Roast, Siam Club Initiations, Stunts
And Movie Break Ice lor 1945-46 School Year
Last Saturday at'ternoon the annual pic-
nic and steak roast was held. At about
5:30 after the workers had eaten their quota,
the students and faculty had the oppo1'-
tunity of tasting the cooking of those two
eminent chefs, Monsieur LaBorde and Herr
Auld. Beside the allotment of two delec-
table, mouth-watering steak sandwiches per
person. there were potato salad, sliced to-
matoes. pickles, mustard, onions, milk and
coffee, and to complete the supper ice
cream bars. a little warm but none the
less good, were passed out to an eager
While people were trying to enjoy their
desserts and gossip with their friends, a
disturbance arose near the campfire which
upon closer investigation turned out to be
singing. A few of the more well-known
ballads were mutilated before Tebhy could
After giving a brief review of the pros-
pects of our football team. the honorable
Mr. Theibert introduced the equally honor-
able Mr. Raymond Mickel. Chief Potentate
of the Siam Club. Assisting the Chief
Potentate in the solemn initiation cere-
mony were Yogi Roush. Court Musician.
and the nine Hamboozeleers-Brothers
Iipper picfirrc: Own Tuna Siam
Lower picfzlrc: In at juni!
Austen, Ayers, Milligan, Dewey, Kramer,
Newell, Nicholson. Jim Miller and Vaught.
Sixteen young men were invested into this
secret organization after participating in
the simple initial ritual. Several of the
unfortunates have since tried to gain en-
trance to the club.
Following the outdoor program everyone
moved to the gymnasium where the choos-
ing of Green and White members ensued.
Roth teams thought they had gotten the
best of the bargain and exhibited their
enthusiasm by means of cheering, organ-
ized and otherwise. Soon the teams had a
Cll?1llCC' to prove their worth in a series
of contests organized by Messrs. Ellis, Wil-
liams and Moos. The first involved knock-
ing onc's opponent. oft' an overturned
wastebasket by means of a padded pole.
The second consisted of pressing a slice of
jam-covered bread into the blindfolded
countenance of' the opposing Green or White
in an effort to make him eat it. This
proved futile. due to the fact that both
youths kept their mouths tightly shut.
It was found that the Whites' representa-
tColtinued on Page 7, Column Il
Improvements Made in
Cutler Common Room
Ever since the common room in Cutler
Hall was completed in 1936, no purchase
of new furniture has been made. When
the room was remodeled, furniture was
contributed by a number of families in
Cleveland. Since the furniture was not very
sturdy, it has depreciated to such an extent
that Dr. Hayden and Mr. Waring decided
last year that a complete replacement or
re-upholstering of all the the furniture in
the room was necessary.
During the summer the school has been
working with a firm of decorators in Cleve-
land. A plan of the room as it will appear
when completed has been made and may
be seen in the common room. Many of the
new pieces of furniture have already ar-
rived. The senior coffee room has been
refurnished and over a dozen of the new
chairs are in the common room at present.
Four large cabinets have been ordered and
should be here shortly. Two of these will
contain the phonograph and the Carnegie
record collection. The other two will be
This project is, of course, a very ex-
pensive one. In spite of the fact that dur-
able as well as attractive furniture has
been chosen, it will not stand up unless
it is treated with care. When completed,
the common room will be a dignified place
to entertain guests, as well as a place 01'
which every boy in the school may be
Fireworks, Square Dancing and
Parade Featured at Hudson Festival
Last Saturday night the town of Hudson
hold its annual Fall Festival. The cele-
bration began with a parade which started
at Chapel Street on the Reserve campus.
Featured in the parade were police cars
from the Summit County Sheriff's Ofiice
and the Cleveland Police Department, sev-
eral fioats from the town, the Hudson High
School band and the Parmadale Orphans'
band. The parade went down College
Street, through town, and finally came back
to its starting point to disband.
Later in the evening there was a square
dance and fireworks. At the same time the
Flower Show and the Hobby Show were
open to the public. Unfortunately, only the
parade and the concessions open in the
afternoon could be enjoyed by the Reserve
boys. These fellows attended the steak
roast and other activities at the same time
as the dance in the town.
Page 8 text:
September 13, 1945
39 Turn Out for Pre-School Football Practice:
Five 'R' Men Return from '44 Squad
On Friday afternoon, September 7, the
long-deserted practice fields of Reserve
again welcomed the eager shouts and run-
ning feet of pre-school football practice.
In the warm fall sunshine Coach Theibert
administered a brisk calisthenic workout to
the squad, a drill punctuated with grunts
and groans as soft muscles were suddenly
put to work. A large crowd of 39 candi-
dates turned out for this first practice of
the season, and perspiration Howed freely
during the workout.
A look over the multitude reveals several
returning lettermen from last year's squad.
Nicholson, Roush, Joslyn, Vaught and
Howard won their football letters last year.
In addition to these veterans there are
members of last year's squad and league
members plus new Reservites who are all
fighting for the 11 positions on the team.
As the situation now stands, Shepherd
is in the center position, Kaylor and Dewey
at guards, Miller and Kramer at tackles,
Vaught and Howard at ends, Nicholson in
the quarterback spot, Sullivan and Roush
at halfback and Joslyn in the fullback posi-
tion. This lineup is not definite as the
squad has been practicing only a few days,
and many of the positions are still places
Since Friday the team has had two drills
a day and a chalk-talk each evening. Stiff
muscles and fatigue resulted from the first
few days of peppy workouts, but now the
boys are toughening up with calisthenics,
running drills and blocking practice in pre-
paration for a hard season.
"Teh" is now being aided on the coaching
staff by Messrs. Habel and Ellis who
helped pilot the squad last year. Dave
Owen, four-year letterman in football at
Reserve, is also here temporarily to help
Although the team looks fairly light, it
possesses plenty of the fight and enthusi-
asm which makes a ball team. The squad's
first action will be on foreign soil at Kent
Roosevelt on the 29th.
Let's back them up!
Come on, Reserve!
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Soccer Squad to Face
University October 20
Saturday afternoon the soccer squad will
swing into action preparing for its first
game, scheduled October 20' with University
School, to be played on home grounds. The
team has a much harder schedule lined up
for this year than it has had for the last
Besides the two games scheduled with
University School, Teb is planning and is
quite sure that Oberlin College will battle
twice with Reserve hooters. Since the team
went to Shadyside last year it is expected
that Shadyside will play a return engage-
ment on home soil. It is not definite yet,
but Mr. Roundy's squad may have a chance
to play Shadyside's team twice during the
This year there are at least six returning
lettermen. Five more have had at least a
year's experience on the varsity soccer
squad but failed to receive their letters.
The front line has four returning "R" men,
Nichols, Kennedy, Critchfield and "Mac"
Pierce. Terry Garrigan, who played left
wing last season, transferred to the foot-
ball squad. Bud Ryan played a great deal
last season in the front line and will prob-
ably make the first squad.
In the halfback positions there are three
returning veterans, two lettermen. Phillips
and Newell, the "R" men, will probably
hold down the outside positions while Dan
Collister fills the center position vacated by
last year's captain, Rollie Cockley. Glen
Carter is the only veteran fullback on the
team. His possible assistant will be John
Miller. The important position of goalie
is still open with many prospects, all with
Last year's soccer team made quite a rec-
ord for itself. It would be fine if this
year's squad could improve its record.
7l New Stuclents Enrolled . . .
lContinued From Page I, Column 33
Toledo. Arthur Callahan comes from Mar-
quette, Mich. and Robert Harrison comes
from Bronxville, N. Y.
The junior class receives nine new boysg
the senior class, four. Sidney Conger and
James Gibans from Akron will be members
of the junior class. Others include Walter
Holtkamp and Charls Vosmik from Cleve-
land, Robert Cameron, Massillon, Merritt
Jones, Medinag Albert Patterson, Toledog
Bill Robertson, Waterville and Robert
Brechenridge, Indianapolis, Ind.
The new seniors are John Schaie from
Akron, Charles Lahr, Barberton and Rob-
ert Ehlert, Cleveland. From Texarkana,
Tex., comes Joe Herbert.
There are 63 new students coming from
the state of Ohiog two students from In-
diana, three from New York, one each
from Michigan and Texas, and one from a
Page 10 text:
September 20, 1945
THE RESERVE RECORD
Published every Thursday during the school year by
the students of Western Reserve Academy,
' Hudson, Ohio
Joel B. Hayden, D. D., Headmaster
Editors ....,..... ...... S pud Milligan, Dan Collister
Associate Editors... ..... Herb Gleason, Roger Brady
Sports Editor ......,.
Assistant Sports Editor ....... . ....
Pliotography. ...... .
Without Reserve ....,
. . .George Behner,
. . . .Nut Howard,
. . .Dick Rogers
.lust for the Record ............ .... Braid Williams
Business ltlaxrnngcr. .. .
St:1fl'A ltonald Baron
Ted Jones, Angus
Fletche r, Leon-
ard Gordon, Dick Howell, Bill Wallace
Fan-lllty Adviser. ..... . .......... Franklyn S, Reardon
4 ACH year at this time it is customary
for the RECORD to publish an editor-
ial on school spirit. There have been many
suggestions made to encourage school spirit
-compulsory attendance at all athletic
events, discontinuance of inter-scholastic
sports and the use of the merit score. Pre-
vious upper classes have resorted to force
to bring boys to the games. All these
methods raise the attendance at the various
contests, but school spirit is not necessarily
Instead of attempting to build school
spirit around athletics alone, pe1'haPS we
might try other avenues of approach. A
well-planned period from Saturday n0OIl
through Sunday night might prove more di-
verting than Cleveland and Akron enter-
tainment. Cooperative adventures by vari-
ous clubs and organizations will provide
avenues of expression and periods of en-
joyment for the entire student body.
Now that the food situation has been
somewhat relieved, it may be possible for
the upper classes to have a house party.
This would encourage boys to remain on
the campus. Last year the junior class with
the help of several seniors and underclass-
men put on a play. Picnics similar to the
one last Saturday evening could be planned.
The senior stunt night last year was en-
joyed by all. This also could be modified
to require a little less work, but still fur-
nish adequate entertainment. Glee Club
and octet programs should be planned.
Inter-class, inter-dorm and faculty-student
games furnish good Sunday morning en-
These suggestions together with others
which can be made will go a long way to-
ward making our week ends more interest-
ing and at the same time boosting our
OW that you've weathered the first
few days of school, you who are new
to Reserve can see that homework will oc-
cupy the major part of your out-of-class
time. The change from carefree grammar
school life to the upper levels of education
is not an easy one. You have probably
been accustomed these past few years to
leaving school for the evening and not hav-
ing to open your books again until school
reopens the following day. Such, however,
is not the case in high school, particularly
at a school whose scholastic standards are
as high as those of Reserve.
An oft-quoted motto is "Work Before
Pleasure." Facing the fact that one can
expect large assignments which will re-
quire much study, you can form a strategy
with which you can meet the situation.
There are two possible methods. Either
you get your work out of the way before
taking part in outside activities, or you
have your fun first and try to accomplish
your work in the remaining time. You can
see, of course, that the former system is
that which the school recommends. Now,
what are the reasons for this?
Explanation. of the advantages of this
system are easy to list. You've often heard
the Biblical advice, "As ye sow, so shall
ye reap." If you allow your work to slide,
you will soon Hnd yourself in difficulty.
Your work will be supervised, you will be
-forced to attend all study halls, and your
privileges will be greatly curtailed. What
you may have gained at first in fun you
will lose, and, moreover, you will be forced
to give up some of the ordinary advan-
.tages afforded Reservites.
If, on the contrary, you make it a prac-
tice to tackle your nightly assignments be-
fore Hrunning out with the boys" and give
these your best efforts, you may win rec-
ognition which will entitle you to more free
time and special privileges.
The choice is yours.
bluat ton the CReconcll
Your old scribe begs the humble forgive-
ness of the faculty and all Reservites for
his reference to "the same old stuff" to eat.
It seems that a new order has been re-
cently put into effect in the kitchen. How-
ever, those who are supposed to be in
the know are wagering odds of 8 to 5 that
this new order is just for the benefit of the
new boys and will not continue much lon-
ger. Well, we'll see.
The new boys seem to be pretty well set-
tled as we near the end of the first week of
school. One innocent young lad approached
me a few days ago with: "Do freshmen
have to wait on tables?" I just didn't
have the heart to tell him. And, of course,
about ten flower-pots and other miscel-
laneous items arrive in the kitchen at the
end of each meal.
Stu "You're-wrong, Williams, I-shave-on-
Tuesdays-now" Leeb has asked me to pub-
lish the fact that he is not a freshman! It
I " U E. I
There have been 4 .--- I
"blues songs" written 3 I,
about practically every
known thing, one of
the most famous of
which is the "St. James
Infirmary Blues." This
song strikes right at
the heart of every "old
boy," as we have our
own, "Hobart House
Blues." To incoming
Reservites it is a re-
fuge to which one turns
when suffering from an overdose of the
choice Reserve foods, headaches or football
injuries. To old boys it is more than that.
lt is a place where you can get the one
thing that war shortages failed to capture
As an illustration let us follow Philmore
Nubbins, Reserve's Joe Bonomo, as he in-
nocently strolls down the basement stairs
of this brick citadel. The second he steps
inside the door he is whisked into a little
room, told to strip to the waist and wait
until the nurse on duty arrives. Exposing
his manly chest he strolls over to a mirror,
flexes his muscle, sighs, and reluctantly
sits down. After several hours of waiting,
the nurse comes in.
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"Now, then, what's your trouble, little
"Well, I-er-have a slight headache, but
that isn't what I--aaaagh!!!" And before
you know it, our hero is flat on his back
on an operating table, his head all fixed up
with a nice band-aid and mercurochrome.
But that isn't all. Somehow or other nur-
sie has, discovered that Philmore once had
a sore throat. This accounts for the vio-
lent feeling there, somewhat comparable to
the sensation of having one's neck forced
through a meat grinder. Nubbins opens
his mouth to protest, but the only things
that come out are his teeth. In a mad rage
he pounds his hand on the side of the table,
slightly bruising his little finger. Bingo-
-another band-aid. And then something in
Philmore's mind snaps, and the next thing
anyone knows, Philmore is sitting on the
water tower, chewing' famid grunts and
snarlsj on an old football shoe.
And so in ending, let me lend a word
to the wise. Whenever you are compelled
to go to the infirmary, put on an air of
nonchalance until you get past the door.
seems he was not accorded the proper re-
spect in previous meetings with the younger
Once again Oscar Garfield II, in close
-collaboration with James "The Nose" Mil-
ler, comes up with the best song of the
"Oh, you can't get to heaven in 'J. C.'s'
hack, 'cause the gosh-dern thing won't
bring you back!"
B. H. W.
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