Wisconsin School for the Deaf - Tattler Yearbook (Delavan, WI)

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Zhc JJcarlv Cattlcr .■.'IMTKD W i'oMI’OSKI l THK 5KNI0KH The Wisconsin State School for the Deaf Delavan Published bx tiu Sifted PressDr. PAUL H. JENKINS Commencement SpeakerT. KMKRY BRA V Superintendent PHOENIX GREEN B ' France Fowler Oh! scene of beauty bright and rare. Dear Phoenix Green! So place more dearly loved nor fair Our eye hath seen. No spot with Thee can well compare. Dear Phoenix Green! Here Nature show a smiling face On all beldw. In winsome gulst and dainty grace. Which well we know. Her loveliness upon this place She doth bestow. Here as we stand with bending heads. In reverence true, A panorama fair she spreads Unto our view. The winding brook the meadow trends Through pastures new;— O'er fields of verdant, living green Our glances sweep; The quiet pond reflects the hue Of aaure deep, While willow drooping on the banks A sentinel keep. But dearer yet than Beauty’s call So softly sweet Are other voices that enthrall And oft repeat; Are memories hallowing e’en the ground Beneath our feet. Here wise and good men. long ago. Planted our school. Here many happy years ure spent Beneath its rule. And knowledge here acquired bus proved A useful tool. For those whose influence cannot fade Have trod this land. Upon this green, beneath the shade Of maples grand. How many friendships have been nmde That life-long stand! % Our love, dear Green, stands any lest That time may make. Let Beauty, Gratitude, ull the rest Their due shure take. Yet that for which we love Thee best Is Friendahip's sake. Oh! scene of beauty, bright and rare. Dear Phoenix Green! No place more dearly loved, nor fair. Our eye bath seen. No spot with Thee can well compare Dear Phoenix Groen.BACCALAUREATE ADDRESS SUNDAY AFTERNOON. MAY 25. 1930 At 2:30 o’clock Son — "The Wind's in the South." Sung l»y Mr . Marion William-. Signed by Vinonn hong Scripture Reading Prayer Baccalaureate Address Rev. John R. Estes Song— "The Good Shepherd." Sung by Mr . Marion William • Signed by Lorraine Sxablewski Bertha Zola Sylvia Shadowski Leona Leupke Benediction COMMENCEMENT WEDNESDAY EVENING. MAY 28. 1930 At 8 o'clock Song— ‘’In the Time of Roses.” Invocation Sung by Mrs. Richard Berwick Signed by Orrel Jensen Velma Co Lomuiu Sznblewski Salutatory Robert Ilorgen Address Dr. Paul P. Jenkins Valedictory Presentation of Diplomas Song—“Mizptth." Sung by Mr . Richard Berwick Signed by Marian Schuuer Mar)' SkUmar Lorraine Peter LAURA CROSBY Reading FRED J. NEBS AM Mnthcnmtlca DORA LOWE Brine ipiil HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS HKI.KS HARItlS English EDITH MATTESON Science and History MARY WILLIAMS Englishtialulatorian Cla » Preaident Printing Shoe-making Football Phoenix Literary Society Entered in the full of 11 26 ROBERT W. HORGEK Irma Itrre wr J |, «• Mir frunj, (.err truth 01 inn • r defend." • o o o O Q 0 CARL r. manners Milwaukee 'M«rf i7 w u'ovU true. Much I» Ike M14111 u Art Printing Roy Scout Phoenix Literary Society Entered In the full of 1927 • o o o ' o o o • Art Camp Fire Domestic Science (rymnaaium Swimming Ariadna Literary' Society Entered In January, LORRAINE C, PETERS Went Bend • ! imtlf f t » . t trcfct'"if plod, • ei'Mi cc+xx p n • ike A . . Tims A. modelings Porterfield Arl i’Tinting Hoy Seoul Phoenix Literary Society Entered in ihe full of 11 20 •000’ • o o o • Valedictorian Printing Phoenix Literary Society Class Secretary-Treasurer Kntered in the fall of 11 28 MARVIN S. ROOD Mndixon tftf tmi Imd hntti.r' emmtbtmej. V orw • «• fbmim.trr ife r ■"•I trfineil " • 0 Q 0 0 Q 0 • MARIAN K. SGHAUER Summit Lake Smt tf qvtu fate i i xurr. At mm ? be; ller h-.e’imeit I merer kme: I mid fie j tittle J IM." Printing Domestic Science Gymnasium Swimming Ariadna Literary Society Kntered in the fall of 11 27MARY J. SKLENAR Pulnr $ ) U'fii b i of i hmJ Art Printing Domestic Science Gymnasium Swimming Cnmp Fire Ariadna Literary Society Entered in the fall of 1927 • 0 Q 0 • •OQO Art Printing Football Baseball Phoenix Literary Society Entered in the fall of 1928 RAYMOND P. STKGKR .Milwaukee "III! Afrt it lilt ’ MVlhli! Aim, lnJi, irs« rft uimt jf th •OQO- - OQO- Cl Motto “Ever Onward Cl Officer Class Colors President . . . Robert Horgcn Blue and White Vice-President . . Raymond Staffer Secretary-'Treasurer . Marvin Rood Cl Flower Lily of the ValleySALUTATORY By Robert Horgen State Board of Control. Superintendent. Teachers, Classmates and Friends: It scarcely seems necessary for me to tell you how pleased we «re to welcome you, dear friend , to those exercises tonight. To some of you this occasion will be only an other one of our regular commencement pro prams, but to those more closely associated with us and more personally Interested in tis, it will be an hour of pride and understanding. I urn sure. Pride, in knowing that we have “fought the good fight;” and understanding, as no one else can understand, the effort we have put forth these years and the joy we feel, now that wc have completed our work here. To us it is the proudest moment of our lives and we are glad, indeed, to have you here to share this happy occasion with us. In one respect, this class is quite different from those of past years. The member longest enrolled as a pupil entered this school but five yean ago. During the next three years the remaining seven drifted in from various parts of fhe state. Four of us are from the Wisconsin Land o' Lukes, one hails from the ncigborhood of the state Capitol, the others come from the peaceful shores of I,ake Michigan. Knrly this year we chose for our class colors, blue and white; the blue of truth and loyalty; the white that represents cleanness of thought and action. Our class flower is the lily of the valley. It was our choice because, to us. it seemed to sym- bolize awakened hope, and persistent effort. The class motto is “Ever Onward.” During the past two years our one ambition has been to reach the pinnacle whereon we stand tonight; but now we see before us still greater heights to be attained. Some of us arc planning to continue our studies at (fiilluudet College this fall, while the rest will enter "Life's busy school” there to meet and solve oven greater problem thnn confronted us here. As a class we have never been content with half-way measures nor to pass the honors to others. This I hope may continue to be the spirit of us individually. When wc leave these “sheltering walls," may we continue to pres ever onward toward success, never satisfied with doing less than our best. While this is u time of rejoicing for us. there is much of sadness in it, too. We are glad, indeed, that this much of our work i done, hut the thought of parting from these pleasant surroundings and from so many of our friends is not n happy one. We do not know whnt lies ahead. We anticipate only success, but whatever the Fates may have in store, we are determined to go onward into our new life bravely and unafraid. In the words of one of our greatest poets, we would say: "Not enjoyment, and not sorrow. Is our destined end or way; But to act that each tomorrow Finds us farther than todny." The class of 1930 welcomes you!VALEDICTORY By Marvin Rood Friend one and all: The difficult tank of bidding farewell for thix graduating class ha fallen to my lot. It seem an arduous thing to do because, though we re-Joicr at the thought thut our high school course hn» been completed, we ure reluctant to leave you with whom wc have been so closely associated during our stay here. The beauty and splendor of Nature’s marvelous works that we sec on every hand at this glorious May time are evidences that all vegetation has a very good start, ho we are looking forward to abundant fruitage in the future. Likewise we, the class of nineteen thirty, cuuflidcr thut the Wisconsin School for the Deaf hn provided us with un adequate start or foundation, us it were, so it has the right to expect of each and every one of us fruitage, results. May it not be disappointed. Whatever good fortune or success we may achieve, we shall owe a great debt of gratitude to our Alma Mater. The moral und intellectual training, we have received here, will prove a foundation that will, we are confident, withstand many a storm and battle. Our motto, "Ever Onward,” we Intend to keep within our range of vision to guide und beckon us forward Hnd to give uh couruge to continue in the work wc set out to do. To the State Board of Control: The members of this graduating class wish to extend to you their sincere gratitude for the splendid opportunities you have provided for the pupils of this school. Each of us realixes what a benefit an institution of this kind affords the deaf hoys and girls, enabling them to be of service in this busy world. Doubtless as yean go by, our appreciation of what you are doing will increase. To you. our Superintendent: Though we are graduating and must be up and away to join the vast company of builders of future America, the memory of your tireless and unceasing efforts to help us we shall not leuve behind. The willing, encouraging advice, which you have o often tendered and which we so greutly needed, will serve as a beacon light. |K»inting out the way. With hearts overflowing with grutitude. we wish you continued success and may you always show the joy and buoyancy in your work that you have manifested while we have been under your wing. To our Teacher and Supervisor : Each day as we have met with you, you have had much to do with this start or foundation, of which I have previously spoken. Our thunk.- to you we hope to express in deeds. Words seem inadequate. You have not been mere instructor bent on cramming our minds with unnecessary knowledge but friendly advisors, impressing try-on us the need of thinking before undertaking the tusks confronting us. To you, whom we count as such true friend-, we find it hard to bid farewell. We wish you many more years of happy and successful work here. Fellow Schoolmate : Tonight, dear friends, wt meet with you f. i the lust time. When we leave here, we go iu Alumni weighted with the responsibility of making a living. You will remain, we hope, to complete your courses here. Let us all try to reulixe more fully that at W. S. D. we are given the opportunities to prepare ourselves to be loyal American citizens. It is our sincere hope thut ■ome day each one of you will sit on this platform. members of a graduating class, as we do today. We appreciate your friendship and ere loath to say good-bye. To My Cla mata : To you I owe my last words. True, Commencement means the beginning of life’s work; but I’m sure that we are agreed, that we haw here gained enough of an education and learned enough about a trade to be able to live happy, prosperous lives. Have we not already a beginning? Into our thought have been imbedded good morals. high ideals, and noble aims. A- we go forth our Alma Mater is going to keep track of uh—may she have no reason to be ashamed. The memories of our school days here together will. I’m sure, ever be treasured by all of u . Let us take with us as we go our various ways this quotation for inspiration and encouragement: “Thank Cod each morning when you get up thot you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to do your work und forced to do your best will breed in you temperance, self-control, diligence, strength of will, content, and a hundred virtue which the idle will never know."THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS By Lorraine Peter The organization called the ('amp Kin Girl wm started in 1911. Several persons who were interested in girls saw the need of nn organisation thut did for girls whnt the Boy Scout wan doing for boy . Them people pcnt many hour formulating the principles and philosophy of Camp Fire. The organization consists of groups of girls over eleven years of age, and aims to provide a programme of activities that keeps beauty, romance and adventure in every day life. It emphasizes the home, health and real citizenship for girls. F.ach group must have a leader, or guardian, a woman at least eighteen years of age. Each girl pays annual dues of one dollar. Application blanks are sent upon request to the National Headquarters in New York. As soon as the blank, properly filled out. together with the dues of each member is received at Camp Fire Headquarters in New York, the guardian receives her certificate and the group a charter. The first thing a Camp Fire (Jirl does after her group is registered at National Headquarters is to begin working for honors, for the honors are the framework or skeleton of all the Camp Fire program. “Honors’ are things to he done sometimes little things and sometimes big things. They have been grouped under seven headings called ‘'Crafts,” and each cruft has a symbolic color. When an honor has been won, that is. when the requirements for the winning of that honor have been fulfilled. as recognition of the winning of that honor, or the doing of the stint it represents, the girl receives n wooden bend, the color of the craft to which the honor belongs. Thus, these honor beads are records of attainment, and are used as decorations on the ceremonial gown. There are three ranks that a ('amp Fire Girl may attain. They are Wood Gatherer, Fire Maker and Torch Bearer. The first rank is that of Wood Gatherer,. It mark a stage in a member's progress; it proves that she is sincere In her ideal and is trying lo Hv up to the Camp Fire Law. Some of the requirements of a Wood Gatherer are: the must have been a member of the Camp Fire for at least four months nnd not more than a year; must be able to repent the Wood Gatherer’s Desire alone; hove earned four hundred fifty points of the Health Chart in one month. The second rank is thnt of Fire Maker. Thr Fire Maker has had a longer experience In Camp Fire than a Wood Gatherer mid must accomplish harder requirements. She must hove been a Wood Gatherer for at least • ne year; must own a ceremonial gown; must help prepare and serve at least two meals; tie n square knot five times in succession correctly nnd without hesitation; keep the Health Chart for two months. To he a Torch Bearer, the girl must hove proved her capacity for leadership and shown herself to be a responsible member of society and must have won at least one Big Honor in Nature Lore and in five other crofts. Koch rank has a "desire.” There ore no pledges for n ('amp Fire Girl. The girl only expresses her desire to follow the organization’s law which is to seek beauty; give service; pursue knowledge; be trustworthy; hold on to health; glorify work nnd be happy. The slogan is: “Give Service;” and the watch-word is “Wohalo,” made of the first two letters of the words work, health and love. These and the de-sires form the ideals of the organization. The Camp Fire Girls are always busy. They help their mothers at home, and by doing so earn Home ('raft honors. They take hikes in all sorts of weather and cook their dinners out of doors. They give plays, bazaars and in many other ways earn the money to go camping or to buy their supplies. These are some of the things done by the Camp Fire Girls. Beside all the fun and service, they have the beauty of their ceremonial meeting . their ceremonial gow n and their Camp Fire symbolism. In communities where there is no large camp, groups go off camping by themselves. Sometimes they comp in a cottage; sometimes they pitch a tent on the shore of a lake. Their guardian or some older person goes with them. They try to keep up the Camp Fire standard . The first thing a Camp Fire girl does is to choose her name. This she does not do in a hurry, but carefully, for she wants her name torepresent mi ami an ideal. A. u rule, Indian word are used, A symbol i « the sign for an idea, (’amji Fire use Indian symbolism because by its uae thing cun be enriched with new meaning and beauty, and are very simple in form and idea. The ('amp Fire Girl have adopt-ed their symbolism to lit their own need and idea . By thl» time you may be convinced of what fun it In to be n Cutup Fire Girl. The chief drawback i» that one enn only be n member in the place in which she lives, Wouldn’t it be thrilling to step on n magic o o o carpet and wish yourself into other place where girki ure working and pluying in the Camp Fire way? This is a possibility within your reach. 'Kvaryjrirl’s," the magazine of the organization. I- the magic carpet that will transport you to hundred of other Camp Fire Communities and make you feel acquainted with the girls in them. The girl at W. S. D. urr carrying on their work us successfully as hearing members could. Every year we have our annual outing and all llie members look forward to that time with irroal enthusiasm. •OQO Mow Harris: ''Gerald, are you the oldest child in the family?” Gerald: "Yes, ma’am." .Miss Harris, a little Jitter: "Gerald, ure you the youngest child?" Gerald: "Yea. mu’om." John and Janies were having dinner in u fashionable cufe. John said: "Say. James, did you get any meat?" James answered rather nonchalantly, “Yes. I just found a piece under one of these peas." Miss Harris: "Why Gerald, how can you be both the oldest and the youngest?' Gerald: "I uni the only child." Miss Matteson: "Marvin, is your hund up or not?" Marvin: "Not." Mis Matteson: "Then put it down." Jimmie giggled when the teacher told the story of the man who swam the Tiber three times before breakfast. “You do not doubt that a trained swimmer could do that, do you?” "No. but I wonder why he didn't swim it four times and get back to the side where hi clothes wore." your standings lower in January than in December?” John, "Ah—well—you see, everything is marked down after Christmas." Every time I take my grandfather to u musical show he cracks his knuckles. He must think he’s giving a Joint recital. Doll nation of the word automobile—From Knglish "aught to" and Latin "moves” to move. A vehicle which ought to move but frequently can’t. Mr Lowe: "Now see here, John, why areMAKATAIMESHEKIAKIAK By Raymond Ste er .Mnkntaimcshekinkiuk or Black Hawk. U" he was known to his people, in fact to everyone in this country, was horn nt the Sac village on the Bock River in I7fi7. Black Hawk's early life was like any other hoy’s. His father, Pyosa. was then the chief of the Sacs, but he did not permit his son to wear feathers or paint his face until he was fifteen. It was when Bluck Hawk was fifteen also that he engnged in his first battle with the enemy, After the battle he took part In his first sculp dance. When Bluck Hawk was nineteen years of age. his father died, leaving him in charge of several hundred warriors; but it was not until he was twenty-four that he became the chief. During the early part of his life he showed a fondness for the whites, never harming any of them. In fact several time he tried his best to overcome the troubles existing between his men und the white people. At various times when the whites threatened to dispose of the Sacs, Black Hawk look no opposing action but remained silent, knowing that this would be the best thing, not only for himself, but for his beloved people. One day his adopted son, who was very dear to him. was found slain. Upon discovering that he had been shot in the back by one of these strangers whom he had befriended, Black Hawk could not refrain from showing revenge by the same hostile act. Black Hawk and his band traveled all over the country. On the Mississippi River hi people owned seven hundred miles of land extending from Wisconsin to Missouri. It wn the custom of the men of his tribe to go hunting every fall and return with provisions the following spring. Black Hawk had for some time believed that the whites were untruthful, and an experience which he had one day proved to him beyond the shadow of a doubt that this was true. It was that they influenced him to sign a document by which he gave away his village not knowing it contents. When he was afterwards told to get off the land he owned, he refused point blank saying it belonged to his people. Finally soldier were called nnd Bluck Hawk, not wanting to start war, bade his people move off peacefully. After Black Hawk and his people departed from their village, they roamed from place to place, a resentful forlorn tribe. Many of them died from cold und starvation that winter. In the spring they returned to the vicinity of their village io find it in utter ruins. The white continued to be bothersome until finally Black Hawk sent out four warriors on u mission of pence. Three of these were murdered by the enemy, but the other managed to escape and tell the tale to his chlof. Black Hawk, long friendly with the whites, now set out with his warriors, five hundred strong, to punish them for this ruthless deed. In a battle, known ns the battle of Bad Axe. Black Hawk’s army had little chance ugainst the three thousand on the opposing side. Hl« own horse was shot under him. Black Hawk, not wanting to lose all his men, retreated and returned to his people. At that time the Sioux Indians wore generally known to be the most murderous tribe of Indians in existence. They were a menace to Black Hawk's tribe attacknig them frequently, causing great loss of life, thus diminishing Black Hawk's tribe. By 18 10 most of his tribe bad died or had been killed. The very few that remained were hi faithful followers. In the fall of that year Bluck Hawk gave him e|f up to the war chief of Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, He, who was once a noble chief, was now a prisoner of war all of his own free will. He had given himself up for the sake of the peace-loving Sac nation. On his journey to the JelTerson Barracks, he surveyed the land whoso inhabitants had caused him so much trouble. He beheld the fine houses of these intruders, built on the ground that had belonged to the Indiuns. who hud not received h dollar for it. Throughout that winter Black Hawk remained at the Jefferson Barracks a prisoner. There he was treated with the utmost kindness, but was ohliged to wear the ball and chain like any other prisoner. This he resented greatly. Keokuk, an Indian interpreter, nnd some of his men petitioned the president to release Black Hawk. They were ordered to come to Washington nnd to bring Bluck Hawk with them, which they did.Upon their arrival at Washington they went directly to nee the president, who asked Keokuk nmny questions as to the reason why Black Hawk went to war attainst the whiten. After Keokuk Rave President Jackson all the information he could, he was ordered by the president to have Black Hawk placed at Fortress Monroe ns o prisoner. During their stay in the city many people visited Black Hawk and his party. On the way to Fortress Monroe they visited several training camps which mode him realize how insignificant hlit men would he in comparison with these well-trained soldiers. While stopping nt New York, they met Mr. Graham, one of the most prominent men of New York at that time. Several present were given tn Black Howk by Mr. Graham, nnd this fine example of brotherly love marie Black Hawk realise what peace really meant. Mr. Graham advised him to bury the hutchet. to make bright tin- chain of friendship, to love the white men and to live in peace with them ns long as water ran und the sun would rise and set. It was published by several papers many years ago that Black Hnwk murderer! white women nnd children. This assertion he most emphatically tlenied. claiming also that no one in his tribe had ever killed a white woman or child to his knowledge. As soon us arrangements had been made with the president to give Black Hawk complete release from prison, he left with his wife und family nnd n smull portion of his tribe for his old hunting grounds near the Mississippi River. Hero he had a comfortable dwelling erected and • o o o • , A JEST A utory of Scotch honesty comes from Dundee. A small bov had tuken the prize for an exceptionally well druwn map. After the examination the teacher, a little doubtful asked the lad: “Who helped you with this map. James?” "Nobody, sir.” "Come now. tell me the truth. Didn't your brother help you?” "No. sir; he did it all.” hr settled down with the expectation of making it his permanent home. Some years Inter Black Hawk moved his family and little bund still farther west to the De Moines River. It was here that he was taken ill and died on Octoher 3. 183ft at the uge of seventy-one years. When Black Hawk wan buried, he wus dressed in u military uniform presented to him by a member of President Jackson’s cabinet. On his left side won u sword, given to him by General Jackson; on his right side a cane, which wun u gift from Henry Clay. Three medals from Pres. Jackson, Kx-presidcnt John Quincy Adams, and the city of Boston respectively, hung around his neck. There is near Byron, Illinois, u statue of Black Hawk, the work of I.orado Taft. It overlooks the Kock River, the scene of his birth und can be seen for many miles. Not long after his death it was erected, and many a traveler today pauses to look upon it. Several of the boys of W. S. D. who have taken part in the tournament at Jacksonville, Illinois, have had the privilege of seeing it. In closing this narrative of the life of the admirable chief. Black Hnwk. it seems fitting to speak briefly of his personal character. He wo an Indian possessing a noble nature. In all the nociul relations of his life he was kind and affable. In hi home he was an affectionate husband. He w e. free from the many vices that othciV of his race had contracted from the white people, never using intoxicating bever-ugc to excess. As u wurrior he knew no fear, and his persona! prowess stamped him as the "bravest of the brave". • o o o • OR TWO Why bother to write jokes when one can get dialogues like the following, overheurd nt the bureau of naturalization? “Where is Washington?” "Oh. he has passed on." ”1 mean the capital of the United States." “Oh, they loaned it all to Kurope." "Do you promise to support the Constitution?” "Me? How can 1? I've u wife und six children to support.” —Brooklyn EagleTHOMAS ALVA EDISON By M rjr Sklenar Thomas Alva Edison, tho famous inventor. VU born in Milan, Ohio, February 11. 1847. There were throe children in Edison's family, all of different ability. Edison's ability wu mechanical. He was not at ull strong while youiik and of fragile appearnne with u large but well-shaped head. Edison's ancestors coming from Holland In 1730 first settled in New Jersey. They later moved to Passaic River into the same neighborhood where Edison now lives at Orange Mountain. One Thomas Edison hud a son named John, who had different view from his father in regard to American Independence. After the Revolutionary War, John left the country to settle in Novia Scotia. A son wus born to him named Samuel, father of Thoma Alva Edison, the inventor. Under Canadian low. John Edison, ns a Loyalist, became entitled to some western Land near Luke Huron where Thomas Edison often visited his grandfather who died at the age of one hundred and two. Little la known of Samuel Edison, father of Thomas A. Edison, until we find him living nt Vienna keeping a hotel and marrying Nancy Elliott, who was u high school teacher there. Ir. 1837 when the Canadian Rebellion broke out, Samuel with his family departed from Canada secretly for Milan, Ohio where he grew prosperous. It was here thnt the inventor was born. On account of Edison's delicacy, he was not allowed to go to school at an early age. He could not got along very well when he did so hi mother decided to teach him herself. She was not only loving, observing and wise but at the same time well informed und ambitious. He was a good reader and could remember every thing that he read. He asked so many question that It tired hih parents out to answer them. To this day Mr. Edison b not inclined to accept n statement unless he can prove it himself by experiment. Once, when he was about six years old, ho watched a goose sitting on her eggs and saw them hatch. Soon after he was missing, latter hi father found him sitting In t nest on eggs trying to hatch them. He had a remarkable memory while a small child and hud many other interesting adventures in his boyhood days. In 1854 the family moved to Port Huron, Michigan. He had no use for mathematics but his father encouraged his literary taste . He became interested in chemistry and bought ele-men try books on Physics und tried out every experiment in them. Hr used the cellar of tho house for experiments and hud about two hundred bottle of various chemicals. Most of hb spare time was spent here und he did not care to share in the sport of the bovs In the neighborhood. As hi pocket money disappeared rapidly for chemicals he became a train newsboy. He sold papers on the Grand Trunk Railway between Port Huron and Detroit. By selling vegetable and other farm produce he earned enough money to keep on with hb experiments. Edison hnd many adventures, too numerous to mention, while a newsboy. It was about the time he was sixteen years of age that one day a stick of phosphorus burst into Hume while the train was in motion. This caused the car to catch on fire and Edison was kicked off by the conductor. Besides, he had his ears boxed which made him deuf which was a great advantage to him In some wove. After his newsboy days were over, he tried telegraphy. He became a regulur operator in 1868 on the Grand Trunk Railway in Canada, lie spent nearly five years as a telegraph operator in various cities of the Central Western State always studying and experimenting to improve the telegraph apparatus. In 1868 he started work at the Western Union in Boston a- operator. Lator he resigned and went into private telegraph lino business. In 1868 he made his first patented invention of an Electrical Vote recorder. In 186l», Innding in New York poor and in debt, he found work nt Gold and Stock Telegraph Co. When part of the apparatus broke no one but Edison could fix it so he wa given aposition ut $300 n month. In 1870 he recicved hi first money for invention $40,000. He made ■tock ticker , opened a hop in Newark and improved the typewriter, heside the moto-graph, nutonmtic telegraph, diplex, duplex and quadruple instrument . In 1876 he discovered the principals which later became known a wireless telegraphy. The next year he moved from Newark to a laboratory at Menlo Park. New Jersey, where he Invented u telephone transmitter, which made telephony a commercial urt. This invention included the microphone, which made radio possible. About this time he wu abo bringing forth the phonograph. In October 21, 1870, he invented the incandescent electric lamp which is one of the greatest benefit to mankind. The first electric motor was made during that year too and it i till in operation uml i in the Edison Historical Collection. He established the first incandescent lamp factory at Menlo Park, New Jersey in 1880. Three years later he made the first three-wire central station for electric lighting. Between 1880 and 1887 he took out about one hundred patents for different things. He invented a system of wireless telegraphy between moving trains, station and train moving. Also • o o o on ships. In 1887 he moved to his present laboratory at West Orange. New Jersey. In 1801 he invented the motion picture camera ol o these year were spent on the great iron ore concentrating enterprise in which Edison did some brilliant engineering work. One of the greatest inventions at this time was improvements on the X-Ray. Another benefit to mankind was Portland cement. In 1U07 he introduced the Universal electric motor, he also worked on the disc phonograph. Then in 1912 he introduced the talking motion picture. In 1914 he contrived to make carbolic ucid and Benxol instead of getting them from Germany. This plant could turn out a ton u day. About this time he started on the rubber industries of America. Fur dyeing was another help to us as at this time we got ninny of our dyes from Germany but ns she was having war Edison had the idea we would be better off if we could make all these things ourselves. During the war days Edison made special inventions for the United States Government which enabled us to help win the war. These ure too numerous to mention. He has obtained more than one thousand one hundred and fifty patents and is still vigorous at the age of eighty-three. • o o 0 A PHILOSOPHER’S MEDITATIONS It's not what you want but what you get that counts. A picture is worth ten thousand words. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. But don’t play too much as it win make you an idle fellow out of work. If you can dream and not make dreams your master, you are a better man than 1. Prohibition b a funny thing. There are more speakeasies today than there were saloons in olden times. At the same time, you are more apt to be poisoned today than before prohibition was enforced. The reason many good salesmen go wrong is because they take no for an answer. Whether you are a salesman or not, don’t do that. Stick to your guns till you get what you set out after. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Too many will bring him in a short time.OUR ECONOMIC SYSTEM By Curtis Reddings Although 1 am not a student of Economies. I should like to write on this interesting and important subject that deals with our nation's present plan of government in regard to business. employers, employees and banking. In America there are both large and small business establishments. Manufacturing, whole sale distributing and brokerage are some of our big businesses, Smaller business, such as retailing, i» us prosperous as the larger business house, but on a smaller scale. American business i- not affected by stock market crashes, with the exception of those which have their cupital in stocks. These enterprises depend on the value of the stocks. The buying and selling of stocks for profit is c ry foolish und usually results in financial disaster. The one that is always hardest hit is the small speculator who loses all his savings in one full swoop when the value of his stocks decreases only two or three points. There are however certain reputable stocks which have no connection with the stock market, stocks of sound business enterprises which have no fluctuation? in value, but grow with the business, American Business has spread to foreign countries and there in the language of the country in which they are, are branches of our Standard Oil Co., Ford Motor Car Co., and other well-known makes of motor cam. Even Russia will loon have our machines. The Ford Company is going to build a huge factory with Russian money and start mass production of cars. Another company is going to do the same with tractors. An American contracting company is planning to build a dam which will be the lurgest in the world for supplying electric power to a large part of Russia. The Germane evidently consider our Wright Whirlwind airplane motors better than the German motors, for recently they installed twelve of them in place of the original twelve on the famous flying boot, the huge Dornicr I). 0. X., in order to give it an additional nix hundred horsepower in its trans-Atlantic flight. However, foreign business has invaded the United States too. One example 1.- the Shell Gasoline Company which in a British company and Shell filling station)} are almost os numerous a Standard Oil stations. There are many other foreign business interests represented in our country, not only by establishing distribution, but by importation. By far the majority of products find u market in this country ns the needs of a population of nearly three hundred million people nre great. Fortunately, we have enough to supply them and n surplus, for sale in foreign countries. Our manufactured products are assured to be in a steady demand for a long time. Then there is the question of our natural product . There have been few fears and doubts expressed as to how much longer our crude oil and coal deposits will lust at the present enormous rate of consumption and wantage. All fears may now te pul at rest as the United States government has conducted an exhaustive survey of oil and coal land and has reported that there are billions of gallons of oil and tons und eoul left. Enough, in fact, to last for the next fifty thousand years. Despite all the evidence of general prosperity and good government, there is one condition existing that persists in causing trouble and for which a remedy must be found. This is unemployment. This Lh more pronounced in winter than in summer because of the absence of many of the occupations of the summer. The men unlaid off for the winter and are forced to find other work. Many of them fail to do so. Employment of unnaturalized aliens was a condition that kept many American born men out of work. Cities employed imigrunt- without troubling to investigate and see if they were naturalized. However, when this fuel came to light, cities hastened to correct their mistakes. Most of them acted thoughtfully and justly, by giving aliens a reasonable time in which to obtain their naturalization papers. Then if they failed to do so, the city was forced to dismiss them. One large mid-western city however threw all of Its three hundred or more aliens out of employment and put on Americans in their place. In-us-much us the poor uliens were not to blnme for being hired, this was very c ruel. Communists or radicals at work among the laborers, especially the unemployed, causa somettnuhlr when they cajole the laborers to strike. t'(immuni»t. are paid by representative of the Russimi government which is working against not only the United States, but England. France nnd other foreign countries. If the Russians had their way, there would he huge revolutions in all countries which differed from them, and Russia could then easily be a world ruler. Unemployment serves as u barometer to the •tate of financial conditions existing at the time. For instance, when the “Help Wanted” advertisements are numerous and a large demand for help is shown, that is indicative of Itood business. On the other hand, when the “Help Wanted” items urc few there in unemployment and the times are hard. Then you see a long list of "Fituntion Wanted." The subject of chain stores and their effect on the community is much discussed now. Despite their dislike for them, people continue to patronize them and the stores stay, Chain stores grew from small chains of only two or three stores to (rrcut chains of a thousand or more. Small grocery chains by some reliable dealer ’ o o 0 ‘ 1st Scot: •Til bet ye n two pence I can stay under water lonirer than ye.” 2nd Scot: “All right." The next morning the police were still hunting for the bodies. An American officer was drilling a Russian regiment. He sneezed and three men answered, “Here." Question: “I suppose you've been through Algebra?" Mark: "Yes, but I went through at night and couldn't see the place." “I helieve this school is haunted." "Why?" "They are always talking about the school spirit." Science teacher: "Name a liquid that won’t freeze." who hM» been asked by his patrons to extend his service is all-right, but coast to coast chains or other large concerns are a menace to the community. They pay no taxes in that town nor even in that state, hut send all their proceeds to the center of the system. They ap the resources of the community. A city should prevent a chain store from building a branch in the city. Patronize only your home grocers, hardware dealers, dry goods stores, etc. What is higher in price is worth twice as much in quality. I have conceived of a different plan by which the government controls all industries, hanks, in fact, everything. The individual would have no money whatever, but would work in one of the government's business enterprises nit the time. In return, all the men or women too, would be furnished with a home, clothes and every necessity and luxury of the time. However, what obstacles might arise I do not know. In closing I might say that our present system will be satisfactory if such conditions ns unemployment, race prejudice, and jealousy, both between individuals and countries, might be eliminated. O Q O Student: “Hot water.” Lady Passenger: “Does thl car stop at the President Hotel?" Conductor: "No ma’am— wc leave it in the sheds at night." Prof: “Name six wild animals found in Africa." Beta: “Two lions nnd four tigers." Physics teacher (after lecture) “Are there any questions?" Student: “Yes. sir. How do you calculate the horsepower of a donkey engine?" The talking pictures have a never ending possibility, hut we shudder to think of « slow motion film of a man stuttering.MODES OF DRESS THROUGH THE AGES By Marian Schauer .lust when dress wiu first worn is not known. Our first ancestors, no doubt, lived in a warm country where dress was not needed os a protective covering. Later as their descendants indurated to colder climates the necessity of clothing become apparent. So in the first place, man needed clothing for warmth. Later, his pride and vanity led him to kill birds and animals and use their plumage and parts of their skins for ornament. The dress of the cave-man was very simple. It was merely the skin of some animals thrown over the shoulders, reaching to the middle of the lower limb or sometimes lower. Crude clasps of bone held it together at the shoulders and waist. They very rarely used caps or hats ns we do now. Their matted hair was protection enough for them. In Sumerian days men and women wore fringed garments of wool or feathers and both wore their hair equally long. Dress became the fashion but fur. wool and feather were not comfortable in a hot climate, so people came to wear aprons of unplnitcd grass and reeds, loiter the fibres were woven into u fabric and the weaving showed improvement after improvement as the centuries passed until we have the finely woven fabrics of cotton, linen, silk and wool of today. In the ancient days of the Greek and Romans, the people wore n tunic or shift. Among the Romans the tunic wan often ornamented. The cloak which they wore over the tunic varied much at different times and places. Among the Greeks, it usually took the form of a large oblong cloth wrapped about the body so a to envelope one from the neck to the ankles. The Romans used a similar garment, known as the pallium. The Roman cloak was the toga, a large cloth in the form of a segment of a circle worn with the straight side upperward. One end came forward over the left shoulder reaching nearly to the ground. The garment was then passed mound the back, over the right arm and across the front with the other end being thrown over the left shoulder and allowed to fall behind the back. At the time of the Norman Conquest of England men and women wore a couple of tunics mid a loose cloak. The tight "Chauases” or hose enveloping the legs was the chief innovation. From the two tunics were evolved the jackets, jerkins and doublets of later times, and from the short cloaks the various over garment . The initials and devices which were seen in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries were for the most part of embroidery. Men. in order to have more freedom in his labors, in the chase and in war, discarded the toga and changed to a garment resembling the present day trousers. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries women’s shkirt were full and bodices were laced in front, sometimes with an embroidered stomacher. Cocked hat-brims developed at the end of the century into the three cornered hat. In the seventeenth century both men and women carried muffs. The muff continued in u»e by women until recently. At the beginning of the eighteenth century the skirts of men's coats had become fuller and the sleeves had wide cuffs. The sleeved waist coot was shortened and sometimes richly embroidered. During the course of the century, the skirts of the coat and the corners of the waist-cout were cut away in front, reducing the form more nearly to that of the coat of the present day. Embroidery was used for ladies' dress, especially for the underskirts, rendered visible by the open front of the dross. Silk brocades and bright colors were used. Toward the middle of the century skirts became very ample, being supported by very wide hoops. The sack or sacquc, or a loose dress falling straight from the shoulders, continued in use during the greater part of the century. By the nineteenth century the change in men’s clothing had swept away much of the finery of the past. Knee breeches were lengthened into the modern trousers. The cocked hat of the eighteenth century was replaced by the top hat. Meanwhile women's dress was marked by a graceful simplicity, with high waist and low neck. A lower waist and puffed sleeves followed. Fringes, trimmings, flounces and long trains were in use during the latter part of the century. In 1900 women's skirts were so long they 'Wcpl the ground. The hotly won imprisoned in n comet that pushed the bust forward and the lower part of the body out behind. The lower neck was stiffened by « collar with whalebone stays. The sleeves, bodice mid hat were trimmed with pulf and frills. Change in men’s dress have always boon proceeded by those in feminine fushions. The two change hearing u slight resemblance. Just a the women in 1900 could not breathe freely been use the body was imprisoned, the men during the ume period wore stiff collars, worn extremely high. The stitf collar became lower when women’s diets began to free women’ necks and have given way to the soft collar. The change that have appeared in masculine attire during the Inst twenty-five year have affected only the length and width of the coats and 11 o users. After the World War, women became wiser ns to dress. They found the trailing skirts were disease carriers. So year by year, they have shortened their skirt , making them simpler and lighter in design mid form. In I9 24, dresses being simple in ?hnj c and trimming, the feminine costume fell into a dreadful dullness. Fashion began to demand matching not only the dress, coat and hat. but scarfs, gloves, shoes mid hundbags. Thus we hal t the ensemble. Up to the year 1928, dresses were becoming shorter and shorter, but now they arc again growing longer. It may be wc will once more return to long skirt . EXTENDING THE STARRY FRONTIER By Carl Manner After twenty-five yearn of hard work and calculation) , scientists at Lowell Observatory have discovered the cause of Neptune’s eccentricities. The late Doctor Lowell receives the credit. It wiw he who, by studying Neptune's orbit a quarter of a century ago, came to the conclusion that there was a trnns-neptuninn planet. His conclusions have only been verified recently by the discovery of a new planet. Though many names have been given the planet, the newspapers still persist in calling it planet “X”. an unknown equation. Neptune, up to now, the farthest planet from the sun, is estimated to bo 2,798,000,000 miles from the flaming globe and receives only one-ninth as much light as we do. This new world, four billion miles from the sun. receives only half of that. Therefore the oxygen, if not a mild. would be a very thick cloud making it impossible for life, as we know it, to exist there in such n dense ntmosphere. Scientists do not put much credit in the discovery of the new planet, os it only confirms the complicated mathematics of the present day astronomers; more firmly establishes Sir Isaac Newton's and Kepler’s laws governing celestial bodies; nnd above all. brings us closer to the possible solution of the origin of the Solar System. The study of the new planet has brought us no nearer to the solution of its mystery than guessing at its composition, density and amount of heat. Observation! through the largest of telescopes show the planet only ns a fnint star, therefore little can he -aid about it as facts. Astronomers consider the planet’v revolution around the sun to be from three to six hundred earth years. The ancients knew only six planet , which were visible to the naked eye. We, with the aid of glass, know nine major nnd thousands of minor plnnets. Still, with the knowledge we hnvc gained so far, we want to know more. This small grain of sand on which we live, houses more curiosity-socking people than anywhere in the universe. This new planet must have been foreran by Kents when he said: "Then felt I like some watcher of the sky When some new planet swims into his ken." Many thousands of questions have been pouring into newspaper, scientific and astronomical offices ever since the appearance of the new planet. Notable among these ore: Is the new planet inhabited? If so. what form of life exists there? What is the length of its day? These and countless other questions are being asked. How soon they will be answered is unknown. The planets now. counting in their order from the sun are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, the planetoids or minor planets. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and the new planet ”X." Other questions hard to onswer, though not connected with the new planet are: Whnt is the composition of Saturn’s rings? The popular conception is that they arc small satellites that move so swiftly around the planet that they form a ring. It may be that we are mistaken. What is the great red spot of Jupiter? Some say that it is fire from a volcano on its surface. Others that it is a red vegetation native to only o certain purt of that planet. In studying Mars through the telescope, canals, as they are termed, ran hr seen running like a large net across its surface. Are these canals made by human beings? As yet, no answer has been found to that question. Life, as we know it, is highly improbable on any other planet than our own. The only planet likely to contain human beings to any degree, is Venus. At thnt, Venus may have a different form of life than ours. As time goes on, we shall he extremely interested in learning of the new discoveries and theories in regard to planet “X” which seems tr me somewhat of an unknown quantity at the present time.CALENDAR OF OCR LAST YEAR Sept. 3 School open . Glad to he together again. Many new face appear. Clowes begin ut one-thirty o'clock. Sept. 12 Welcome party for new pupil . A good time wan had by everyone. Sept. |8 l,eonH Austin nay her good-byes and leave for Gallnudct College. Sept. 21 First football game of the reason. Tied with Alumni 0 to 0. Oct. 1 Augunt Fast nor broke hit leg. We miss him very much. Oct. -I Mr. and Mrs. Bray leave for Tulsa. Oklahoma, for a two weeks vacation with relative . Oct. 5 Our team defeat Woodstock H. S. 14 to 0. Oct. 1.1 Mis Mary William lakes the seniors to see the Melbrook Golf Course, having a wonderful time. Oct, U Homecoming game. Friend meet again. Score, Illinois I,'I. Wisconsin 0. Oct. 215 Our hoys were defeated by the Minnesota team. Mr. Williams and the boy with him were scared badly when his car was tipped over in on Accident on the way to Fnribuult. Oct. 31 Our Hallowe’en party wua u jolly success. The maskers showed originality in their costumes. Nov. Id August Kastner return to hi duties after being confined in the hospital since October l»t. Nov. 28 Few pupils go home for Thnnksgiv-ing. A very fine dinner was served here. Pupils enjoyed u party and dance in the evening. Dec. 25 A great part of the student body go home for the Christmas holiday. A number of parties arc held for tho • who remnin. •Ian. 2 All student return to school. .Ian. 14-15-115-17 Mid-year exams. Everyone is us busy as a bee. Feb. 12 Mr. Neesum gives n line talk in the gymnasium on the life of Abrnhum Lincoln. Feb. 1 t A box social is held in the "gym" with Mr. Pleasant on the block. $106 is realized from the sale of boxes. Feb. 21 A fine patriotic program is held in the chapel in honor of Washington and Lincoln. Love of country being stressed throughout. Mor. 6-7-8 The Central States Basketball tournament is held at Indainapolis, Ind. Our boys make the trip by cars. John Kuglitsch received the sportsmanship n-ward. Mar. 10 A magician from Milwaukee performed for us in the chapel. It’s the height of enjoyment to our boy and girls. Mnr. 21 Mr. an Mt . Robert Blair and Chicago Dramatic club stage u fine performance in our chapel. People from mile around Dclavnn turn out. Apr. 11-12 Fifty-eighth annual ’'gym" exhibition and style show. Great success. Apr. 20 A number of students go home while many others receive boxes. No Faster parade. It rained all day. Apr. 26 Literary Picnic at Springs Park. A good time, good eats, and good weather. Apr. 28 Another magician comes to perform for us. Everyone awe-struck and silent throughout the performance. May 2 Arbor Day. Program, Maypole dance. Tree planting by the senior class. Mny 10 Junior Prom in the rhajH-l. Color. fun and excitement wcll-hlended together. Mny 16-17-18 Camp Fire Girls' outing at Luke Beulah. Boy Scouts' outing a . Turtle Lake. May 2t Senior-Junior Picnic. May 21-22-23 Tollcge examination". May 25 Baccalaureate Address and Senior banquet. May 28 Commencement exercises at eight o’clock. May 2!» Home-going day.CLASS PROPHESY July 15. 1945 Hero I am! Back twain from my long trip around the world. I huve so many interesting things to tell. I don't even know where to begin, but 1 think the must important part is whul 1 found my old rlassmuten doing after all these years. While on my trip I happened to stop at Constantinople. Turkey, where I visited the Sultan’s palace. There was a funny, little, old man there who had a crystal ball. 1 had him first show me my Alma Muter, How surprised was 1 to see how it hud changed! It wus much larger and the buildings all had been improved. It was a beautiful pluce. And there were more than five hundred students. Then the scene changed! Before me I clearly saw Yerkes Observatory and there I saw u young man. He was studying the stars with an immense telescope. When he sat down to write. I recognized him to be none other than Carl Manners, our class advisor and teacher’s pet. Turning the globe around several times und performing mysterious sign over it, a scene was before me, and 1 recognized it as the four lake city, Mndison. Near the city limits was u beautiful English type hou e. It had pretty trees, flowers and shrubbery around it. A stalwart young man was inspecting the yard. It was "Bob” Horgen, home from the day’s work at the large printing office he owns. Soon a slender, young girl came out, calling, ’’Dinner is ready. Bob.” Who do you suppose it was? Why, Orrell Jensen, of course! The scene changed suddenly to Dover on the Coast of England and there a large crowd was assembled. They were watching a girl, who was swimming with ull her might and mnin, toward the shore, it was our laughing faced friend. Marion Schuuer. She had broken the world’s record, in swimming the English Channel. What she received for a prize is her secret. Inquiring about Raymond, the picture shifted to n scene near Rome, Italy, where in the heart of n large forest was a hut. A hermit lived there all alone, and watching closely I found him to be Ray, looking very sad. (He surely ivu» far away from these dangerous things called women.) Then flashing another scene before me, 1 recognized the city of Chicago. An immense skyscraper loomed up, and suddenly 1 saw a sign, ’’United States Concrete Mixer's Association, Mamin Rood—President." 1 thought he intended to be a teacher. A beautiful secretary was sitting beside him, busily engaged in taking dictation. Her smile hud given her away! It was Lorraine Peters. His helper was Curtis Reddings, the bookworm of 1930. He had found that pleasure and business did not mix as well ns water and cement. I was happy to find my classmute comfortably settled und successful in their undertakings. Thanking my queer old friend, 1 continued my journey. A former classmate, Mary SklrnarCLASS WILL A- the day of our demise draw near. we feel well content to pus on. We are able to do this because we bear In our mind the thought that we have successfully overcome the obstacle in our pnths. in the four short years which have passed so quickly. How some of u wish we were freshmen again! Now. therefore, we draw up this, our lust will und testament, making such bequests as we can. Our chosen heirs are our successors, the class of '31 and their successors, the clns of ’32. We trust that the beneftcaries will cherish them to the end of their school days. If the said beneliciuries fail to receive the bequests, the executor of tbit will Is empowered to give them to charily. In witness whereof, the class make , the following bequests: Robert Morgen wills his easy mastery of Algebra to a girl named Dorothy Kay and his sent at the "Lino” to Bynu Gull. Marvin Rood wills his managerial ability and his unofficial job its assistant-instructor in Printing to Richard Davies. Marian Schnuor leaves showers of smiles ami ull her wile to Irene Rinbtilfcr. Raymond Sieger has a lot to bequeath. Ho wills his "way with the women" to John Kug-litach and hi book "How to Sleep in ClnsaT and hi box of tricks to Gerald He er. Mary Sklenar wills her library card, her candy ham und monitorship to Orrell Jensen. Lorraine Peters will her ready wit and "smilin' eyes" to Elizabeth Oakland. Carl Manners bequeaths his broken microscope and his old shoes to Mitchell Kchikovitx if he auk.- for them. P.S.—Also his knowledge of Astronomy. And finally Curtis Reddings wills some of his hook on Botany and Entomology to Farris h ienzler. The above bequest -thould he held for a period of three months after May twenty-eight. In witness hereof, we do hereby appoint that illustrious veteran member of the faculty, Miss Mary Williams, executor of this will. Done in the City of Deluvun at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf, in the year of our 1 ord the one thousand nine hundred and thirtieth and of our school the sixty-ninth. In witness whereof. I, Curtis A. Reddings, do hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of May. Curtis A. Redding ]AUTOGRAPHS)


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