Creston High School - Annual Yearbook (Creston, OH)
- Class of 1908
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Dr. R. J. Baird, M. D.
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l List of Contents.
Class Picture .
The Creston High School
Class Poem . .
Tunneling The Mountains
Little Victories .
Growth of Liberty
Launching the Ship
Influence of Ideals . .
Monuments More Lasting than Marble .
Class Song . .
Build Not for Today
Editorials . .
H . A . 'WHA I T E
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McDowell s Photo Gallery
reston will be open Saturdays only. Seville
every day. I will make settings any time
at Creston by calling Seville
Phone Nos. 32 or 81.
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The Creston High School.
In the small space given us in this Annual,
it is impossible to mention all the commendable
things that might be said regarding our High
There is no enterprise or institution, in any
community, that should concern the public inter-
est more than the public schools and their ad-
The relation of the school to the community
is of such vital importance to the future citizen-
ship of our commonwealth, that it should appeal
to our people with more seriousness in the future,
than it has in the past.
An institution that has no other reason or
excuse for its existence, other than to prepare
our boys and girls for right living and intelligent
citizenship, is one that should be guarded with
a jealous interest. '
A factor so potent in our national life as the
public school, must arouse more interest.
The community could no more exist without
the public school, and at the same time enjoy
the better things of earth, than that the school
could endure without the support of the com-
munity. The one serves to reinforce the other,
and thus creates that intimate relationship be-
tween these two great institutions, that have so
much to do with the preparation of our boys
and girls of today to become the useful men and
women of tomorrow.
No man can be truly loyal to his country
and believe- in the mighty power and iniluence,
for good, in her free institutions, who is not
willing to concede the fact, that the imperative
need of every community is a public school, and
that it shall be the very best that circumstances
and conditions can afford. The duties and re-
sponsibilities placed upon American citizenship
today, are of such a high order and character
that we who are bearing the heat and burden of
the hour are forgetful of the sacred trust com-
mitted to us, if we do not do all within our reach
to foster that institution-the public school-
that has so much to do in shaping the future
citizenship of our country. The old must pro-
vide for the young. Free institutions cannot
exist under any other plan. The future is safe
only where wise provision is made for the pres-
ent. The boys and girls of our community have
a moral right to demand of our citizens that
they furnish them with the best possible schoo
privileges within reach of their circumstances,
so that when the world makes demands upon
them, they may be able to render intelligent ser-
vice. On the other hand, our community has an
equal right to demand from these very same
boys and girls that they give something in re-
turn for what they have received. This debt
can never be paid, however, in dollars and cents.
It is one of those peculiar accounts that can only
be settled by the individual living and practicing
in his every-day life the principles for which the
Creston may well feel proud of her schools.
Many are the young men and young women sent
out from her walls, whose lives and labors are a
credit to any community. She offers stronger
advantages today than ever before in all her
history. Three times has the course of study
been revised, during the last six years, until to-
day we are pleased to announce that we are work-
ing under a charter entitling us to the recogni-
tion of a High School of the First Grade. High
public spirit and a deep sense of duty on the
part of the Board of Education is largely re-
sponsible for the improved conditions. Surely
Creston is doing all that can be reasonably re-
quired of her, by way of providing these agen-
cies so necessary for a proper education of her
Cordially, ' ,
W. E. HEICHEL,
Superintendent of Schools.
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Ode to the Seniors.
By Pearl Schlegel.
Our High School days are about to end.
And soon o'er other tasks we'll bend:
But how well prepared to cross this untried sea.
We trust to the future to tell what we'll be.
When first thru this course we decided to go.
We thought on beds of ease we'd flow:
But we found we'd have to struggle, Yes. Alas!
Work hard to feel sure we would pass.
But, listen! my friends, no apology here we make.
Although at times we stumbled we made no great mistake.
And if our career you thin k to be a mystery,
Ask some one who knows how we sailed in General History.
Sometimes discouragement o'er our pathway strald.
But only by perserverance the price could be paid:
T'is pleasure to us now, for we see no effort vain,
Used in earnestly striving a little knowlege to gain.
And a tribute to our teachers, now we wish to pay.
For they have patiently guided us day after day.
Their kind words and their deeds burned into the soul.
Will ne'er be forgotten hut thru the ages roll.
An exception is this class for their difference ln taste.
And so this fact must not he overlooked in my haste.
For like a drama each has his own part to play.
And now their charactt-ristics I'll attempt to portray.
There's .Iohn Howard Irvin. the doctor's only son.
Who says his school life has only just begun.
Yes, Howard's quite jolly, when he once gets a bait.
And would even cut his Caesar to go fishing or to skate.
There is Tenney. our Flon-nee, the flower of thi- class.
Who never in Latin has failed to surpass: -
But so teeming is she with laughter and play.
That "To thc the kindergarten she must go" and stay.
llarry Aby. upright, manly. sedate, and so brave.
Although chivalry was horn faraway onthe wa ve:
We still have this lad and we'll use him as an example.
To show that such good things no one should over trample.
And there is Mildred Str-hhins who always has a smile
For every one- she meets. though she travels many a milv:
She has wonderful experience as life's pathway she tries.
And ne-ver tires relating how she baked her first pies.
Edythe .Iordan is another. endowed with pink chem-ks.
She startles lls all as of the future she speaks:
Classics is her standby. and what she gets lost in.
We think she'll be a Cary or perhaps a Jane Austin.
Claude Edis. whom we claim with very much pride.
For like Euclid o'er 'Rithmetic and Geometry he did ride.
Oratory is his calling and to him we'll bend our knees.
As they did to the great, renowned Demosthenes.
Yrs. feel quite assured when Charlotte 'Froutman you meet.
You'll never find a lady. paying better to greet:
She charms all she meets hy her sweet winsome manner.
At the head of our rank. Charlotte carries the banner.
Edis-yes, from their ranks we now claim two.
Rut Walter's the boy who carried our business thru:
Of all things most charming for the lad now ls ball.
In the future though we look for him in the Senate Hall.
Marjorie Zehner has such a capacity for work,
That never a lesson was she known to shirk:
And, if ln other lines does this girl so persevere.
A useful life will be hers without doubt or fear.
And as to our schoolmates. we now bid adieu.
Whatever their calling. may each one prove true:
New thoughts and lights may dazzel to decoy.
But we'll think of our school days with the same thrill of joy.
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Tunneling the Mountains.
By Mariorie Zelmer
HE art of tunneling has heen known to man since very early times.
The first tunnels of which there are any existing records, were
those constructed hy the Assyrians. Only hand work was em-
ployed hy these ancient people in their construction. Research
has shown, that among the Egyptians, the art of quarring tunnels was
highly developed, hut the Romans should doubtless rank as the great-
est tunnel huilders ofantiquity, in the numher, magnitude, and the use-
ful character of their works. The construction of the Mount Cenis tun-
nel in liurope and the Hoosac tunnel in America has excitedthe whole
world in the magnitude of their importance to commercial activity.t!'.'ft!c
Thus these great harriers of nature have heen successfully overcome
hy science and the persistent efforts of man. Mountains are no hin-
drance now in the path ofthe engineer, who has made up his mind to
run his line in a certain direction. There was a time, however, when the
surveyor came to a mountain, sat down hefore it, looking up discourag-
ingly at its summit, and then turned away to seek another path. Now
they set their instruments pointing straight ahead regardless of oh-
stacles. tl' fl' 'l'
In planning the tunnel the engineer studies every point with the
greatest care. He is exact as to every detail hecause the mistake of an
inch would mean a great variation in the correctness of the construc-
tion. tl' 'Hi But the tunnel that especially concerns us is the great tun-
nel of life. There are rocks in the pathway of every man, WOIHHIT, and
child, and if they could see that they are there for some purpose they
would all try harder to dig thru them. Difticulties are the things that
show what we are and they will confront ns as mountains. When we
meet them we should stand hefore them only long' enough to summon
up our courage and determination and then plunge straight onward
as did Hannihal when he name to the mighty Alps. We should never
turn hack discouraged. Was it not that grand old sailor, Lord Nelson,
who in time ofa hard naval fight, when a signal for retreat had heen
given, closed one eye, the only good one he had, and said: "I cannot
see that signal to retreat! lsee only my own and that says advance!
We will follow that, my men!" And they did follow it to victory. We,
like this hero, should fail to see the signal for retreat, although our
path at times he very dark and we can see no light ahead, hut when
that diliicnlty has heen tunneled how much stronger is our determina-
tion for other conquests and how n1ucl1 more confidence we have in
ourselves for greater victories 'l' 'lt 'lf When we meet ohstacles in our
way, we should not stop defeated, hutsllould he strongerthan the rocks
that lie in our paths and surmount them. We should work always
with a resolution that never waivers and with an unconquerahle will
"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate
Can circumvent, or hinder, or control
The firm resolve ofa determined soul.
Gift counts for little, will alone is great,
All things give way hefore it soon or late.
What obstacle can stay the mighty force
Of the sea seeking river in its course,
Or cause the ascending orb of day to wait?
Let the fool prate of Luck! The fortunate
Is he whose earliest purpose never swerves,
Whose slightest action or inaction serves
The one great aim.
Why, even death stands still,
And waits an hour, sometimes, for such a willf'
' ' ' Growth of Liberty.
By Pearl Scltlegel
Whenever we think ofa victory in a general way,
the first thought that comes to us is the defeat of an
enemy in battle and the gaining of superiority in
sotne great struggle or conquest. And perhaps we
are reminded of some great triumph, such as Char-
lemagne celebrated when he restored the laws and
institutions of the ancient Romans.
And indeed we may rightlycall his victories great,
for the battles which he was able to gain by his
great military experience and commanding ability,
has rendered the period in which he lived an epoch
in universal history, and his deeds alone, have
changed the whole history of Europe.
These deeds should be carefully studied, and are
well worthy of occupying a place in our memories.
For they have immortalized the names of men, and
caused the pages of history to glow with an unset-
ting light. But the danger here, is that of putting
too much stress on their greatness. 'F
Many of our great inventions have been presented
to us, not thru the analyzing of complex problems
of philosophy, but by the study of trifles.
The little boy, James Watt, while waiting for his
supper, sat thoughtfully meditating on the steam
that arose from the tea-kettleg and to him the world
is indebted for the discovery of the power there is
Were it not for this, what would become ot our
railroads and steam-ships? Every wheel driven by
this wonderfu' power would stop, and thousands of
people would he thrown out of eznplo- ment.
This invention proves again, that small things be-
Come great ifour min-'s are great enough to see
Charles Dickens was once asked the question,
"What is a genius?" Ile replied: UA being who
pays attention to triflesf'
The History of many failures have been brought
about by carelessness and inattention to little
things. if 'if il'
Words are very little things and it does not re-
qui'e much effort on our part to speak them,and we
never know how far reaching their results tnay
be. For, "A word spoken in due season, how good
is it?"+ if if
V Longfellow in his poem: "The Arrow and the
Song," tells of shooting an arrow, and breathing a
song into the air, not knowing where either of them
fell, but long afterward he found the arrow in an
oak and the song in the heart of a friend.
We may not see the result of our little deeds, but
sometime. if we have been faithful over a few
things, we will have the privilege of being made
ruler over many things, and we will realizejust how
much depends on our "Little Victories."
We call him great who does some deed
That echo bears from shore to shore-
Does that, and then does nothing more,
Yet would his work earn richer meed,
When brought before the King of King's,
Were he but great in little things.
By Walter Edis.
We, as a people, enjoy many privileges which
many other nations do not have, chief among
these are civil and religious liberty. But in secur-
ing it.a large amount of money has been spent and
the lives of many thousands of true patriots have
been lost, and now we hold this heritage in our own
keeping and it is ours to enjoy, preserve and trans-
mit these blessings to others less fortunate than
we, and the generations which are to come will hold
us responsibe for this sacred trust.
But how did we procure this liberty? Our fore-
fathers had to rebel against the mother country and
then organizea new governmentg but many dark
years were seen between the time that our country
rebelled and the procuring of liberty. We can
never pay the debt which we owe them. And do we
appreciate these blessings? In sotne ways we do,
and in some ways we do not. XVe show it in allow-
ing people from foreign counteries to come here,
and they are coming in almost every ship that
crosses the seas. They have left behind them pov-
erty, ignorance and the unjust laws of oppression.
Here in this country the foreigner sees new concep-
tions of life. But since this liberty has been won
for us by our forefathers, we must cherish it, and
there remains for us the duty of defending and pre-
serving our liberty. We can only do this when
each and every state and person remains loyal to
It has been the same with other countries as
with our own. Switzerland, for many centuries
enjoyed their own freedom, but finally the King of
Austria began his oppression and tried to subdue
them, but they resisted with all the power that was
in them and finally showed the invaders that they
could defend their liberties which they loved and
cherished. Austria was defeated and the Swiss
people remained free.
And so we see that the spirit of liberty was in
man in the past, and it is growing stronger every
day, and the people of our country and of other
countries are enjoying privileges which our and
their ancestors never thought of.
And so, dear friends, let us do as Webster tells
us: "To acknowledge the blessings of liberty,let us
feel il deeply and powerfully, let us cherish a strong
affection for it,and resolve to maintain and perpetu-
ate it. The blood ofour fathers, let it not have been
sited in vaingthe great hope of posterity, let this
one word, Liberty, never be blasted."
Launching the Ship.
By Harry Aby
Before a ship starts on a voyage over the ocean,
it is inspected very closely to ascertain whether the
seams are tight, so that there is no danger of sink-
ing, and that there is a sufficient amount of provis-
ions aboard so as to make a sure and enjoyable
trip. Then a thoroughly competent man is engag-
ed as captain,and also a pilot-a man who holds
the ship and all on board in his hands. He must
know the dangers of our course and must be cau-
tious so that he may steer clear of all shoals and
As our boat glides down the channel our pros-
pects look bright and we are eager and hopetulg
then the channel grows wider and at last we can
see the great ocean on which we are to sail.
Now, if the steamer is not loaded beyond its ca-
pacity, has an intelligent captain, a cautious pilot
and all on board trust in God, a safe voyage may
Let each one of us act as a ship whieh is just
being launched. As there is only one of us, we
must have capacity, caution and full trust in a kind
Providence, then we may look forward to a safe
voyage on the sea of life.
We must freight ourselves according to our
capacity, and we must be firm, for we will meet
many dangers which are not visible at the begin-
ning of our voyage.
'H 'kYet great uncertainty hangs over our fntureg
but we may leave that in the hands of Providence.
Let us make a good beginning and it will bea prom-
ise ofa prosperous end. If we make a false step
now, it is liable to wreck our entire life.
Will we not escape much misery in our lives if
we consult our own conscience in the matter of
right and wrong?
"The Seas of human life are wide" and there may
be many hidden dangers and many a youth may
have perished, but let that not keep ns from start-
ing, for if we can put our knowledge to practice, we
will steer clear of many of these perils and reach
the port of safety and usefulness where many oth-
ers have dropped anchor.
We must not start on this voyage for the purpose
of pursuing that which pleases us alone, or we will
miss the true aim of life. But let us have in our
mind that which is best for the world, our friends
and that which pleases our Creator,
Let us not make this voyage too short or our des-
tination too easy to reach, or our aim in life will not
be elevated enough, for, if we take a high ideal in
life our character will be made strong and virtuous.
Integrity, Intelligence and Industry are elements
of character, and it has been said by men of exper-
ience, that no man can be inferior if he has these.
'F 'l' 'l' We can not realize the task which is before us,
for, we have not had the least experience and are de-
pendent upon our present knowledge, the experience
of old navigators,our courage, and the will of God
to carry us on this raging sea, on which humanity
Influence of Ideals.
By Claude Edis.
An ideal is a mental conception regarded as a
standard of perfection. Hardly two persons have
the same ideal. They are continually striving to
reach that goal with all their energy with the result
that it shapes the courses of their whole lifes. A
person works all the time that he may reach his
coveted place. i' f' lt is sure to make a better and
stronger man, because he will always be striving to
that end,although he may have backsets and dis-
couragements. If we have a high mark set as our
ideal, our successes are sure to be sooner realized
than those of one whohas a low mark. We will al-
ways have our eyes set ou our ideal, striving to
reach it and in which all our hopes of future years
are placed. Without an ideal,we would be like an
engine without steam or a ship without a rudder.
ln the engine. everything is ready but the steam is
lacking. Our ideal is what puts vitality into our
action, causing us to forge ahead, Uur ideal is also
the rudder that guides tis on the sea of life. With-
out the rudder we may advance a little, but a light
wind springing up against us will send us back. It
is like a star always shining in the dark to show us
our path. lf we wish to advance we must have an
ideal, a target, a definite mark to aim at. Then we
must keep one eye on it.
Wir lf we wish to make a success of life, we
must have a goal to reach, we must strive to reach
it,and must work with all our powers for that pur-
pose. 'H it The person who has no ideal in life will
never be a successs. He will fail, not because he is
not as well educated as others or has not the physi
cal strength, but because he has no mark to aim at.
His energy will be scattered. He cannot center it
on onething. No young person. no matter what
his circumstances are, can be deprived of an ideal.
XVe have only to keep it in sight, press toward it,
and it is ours. It makes no difference what a man
can do, the question is, will he exert himself to do
it? Great differences appear in men. Some svart in
life with an object in view and are determined to
win itg others live without an object and do not
reach for the prize. The energies of the one are
called into action and they rise to eminence, the
other, taking life easy. falls into obscurity. There
is an old proverb that says, "He who aims at the
sun, to be sure will not hit it, but his arrow will fly
higher than if he aimed at an object on a level with
himself." just so will our lives be, the higher we
place our ideal, the higher we will go, though we
may not reach it.
MH' Soin selectingan ideal letus choose one that
is well worth our effortsg one that will not only make
us useful and happy in this life, but bring to us a
glorious victory in the life to come.
Monuments More Endu1ing'Than Marble.
By Edythe Jordan.
A monument may stand for a deed, an event in
history ora life. The'monument made of marble
wonderfully constructed and perfect in every detail
may excite one's love of beauty. These are made to
show in a feeble way our love and respect for the
brave deed done, and the noble life livedg for we
wish to have those who come after us understand a
little of their true worth, as we knew it.
There have been sculptors or men of genius,
power, and influence in many lines. Alexander the
Great conquered the world as it was then known,
Hannibal the Carthaginian who made all Rome
bow at his feetgand Napoleon, that mighty soldier
who held France and a great part of the world at
his command. These men were great in their
achievements of military power alonefl' if 'F
Their memorials do not possess many of the
finer touches, for theirs might be called the strong,
bold curves in the marble.
Martin Luther, john Knox and john Wesley
have left us memorials of their livesg we can only
understand in part their great self-sacrifices, theirs
are the rounded curves of enduring faith.
Such men as Shakespeare, with his great sym-
pathy and understanding of all classes of men, Mil-
ton, with his beautiful Puritanic faith portrayed in
his immortal Paradise Lost, and that great host of
poets who lift men up away from their everyday
lives, and help them to see more of God.
Numberless are the sculptors working on the
great problems of life. Each one has his own shareg
some to strengthen, some to beautify, some to lift
up, some to inspire, some to lead others to follow
in the great plan of life. it if it
Monuments once made can never be changed.
We are, each one, given one great, pure white slab of
marble on which to chisel out our destiny. We
must live our lives as they are given us, and live
them in every sense of the word. We must be truly
alive to every chance we have to live the purest and
sweetest life possible.
To have our lives last and endure, we must each
practice our ideals of right, for enduring qualities
cannot be made in one bold victory on the battle-
field, or in one great sacrifice at the time ofa crisis.
To endure, means to be able to do the right and
noble thing just the same when one knows that he
will not be applauded by his friends, as when he
knows he will win the praise of all.'k W' 4'
Thus, to cultivate enduring characters, we must
live each day our very best whether it be a beautiful,
sunshine,joyous one, or a day cloudy and dismal
By Florence Tenney and Mildred Stebbins.
Tune--"Come With Thy Lute."
Dear comrades, all, we must leave you,
Though we can never forget you,
And days so happy and free.
But we press unto the morrow,
Mingled with joy and with sorrow.
Long shall our memory last
Of our old school days now past.
Those jolly days we will treasure,
In which we knew so much pleasure,
Tho' they passed swiftly away.
Ties that no changes can sever,
Linked to our heart-strings will ever
Bind us, while memory shall last,
To our dear school days now past.
Our tasks are done and we're grieving,
These dear old halls to be leaving.
But we are cheered with the hope
That from the past we can borrow
Courage and strength from the morrow
Long shall the memories last
Of dear school days forever past.
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Build Not for Today.
By Howard Irvin.
To build is to erect or construct anything' upon
some foundation. When a man contemplates build-
ing a house he first lays his plans before a master-
mechanic. Then after selecting a site, the foun-
dations are laid firm and solid, and upon these he
may build his home, and entertain no fears as to
his structure giving away.
So it is with ns, we must have some occupation
in view which we should like to pursue when we
are thrown out upon ,the world to live upon our
own resources and efforts. 'l' il' it
The principal factors in the construction of a
solid foundation for a successful career, are Char-
acter, Education and Application. First, let us be-
gin with Character, since it is the most important
quality that is needed to finish out a successful life.
For, as one writer has said, 'lCharacter is what we
are, and reputation what others think we are." il if il'
It has been proven over and over again, not
only that"Honesty is the best policy," but, that in
order to be a success in any one thing, we mrtst be
honest and apply diligently and with all sincerity
the splendid philosophy of the "Royal Law of
Lovell! -lf it'
Habit is another thing which determines much
in a man's character. Bad habits lower the stand-
ard of manhood, and if they are continued too long,
they will leaye a stain, which neither time nor good
works can entirely efface.
In building not alone for today, another thing
which exerts a powerful influence over ns for good
or evil, is the associates we have around us. 'l' 'l'
Therefore let our associates be such that their
influence will have a tendency to inspire usto high-
er and nobler aims in life. il' il' li
We know notwhat lies before us. Let us remem-
ber that the acorn, which we unconsciously trample
under foot, with its dull and rough exterior, seem-
ingly worthless, yet when Nature has asserted her
power and has touched the seat of life within that
rough exterior, there is a budding forth of new life
which grows, and grows, and grows until it becomes
a strong and mighty king of the forest. So it is
withour characters,as we pass along lifels path-
way. There are many things that will come to ns
which will seem to be immaterial for the building
up of our characters, yet in after years they will
become most important in the directing' and shap-
ing' of a successful life. il il' il'
We would not minimize a good, strong, practi-
cal education, Webster defines education thus:
"Education trains the mental powers, enlightens
the understanding, forms and regulates the princi-
ples of a man, tits him for any business, or activity
and usefulness in life."
Such being the case, we should all strive to
secure as thorough an education as our circum-
stances, in life, will permit. Y il' 'l'
To succeed in any business, it is absolutely
necessary that we are schooled thoroly in the
work which we intend to follow. 'l' 4 f
Earnest application is the next important factor
in this great structure of life.
XVe must apply ourselves faithfully to our work
and as surely as we do, Success is bound to meet us
on the way. " tl'
Perseverance is another essential quality in the
developement of character. it ii' 4
What a splendid lesson in perseverance we may
learn from the lines, 'llf you donlt at first succeed,
try. try again." if il' 'F
Huild not for todayg we should build such a
structure that it will stand thru eternityg one that
will stand the storms and tempests of Timeg one
that will shine out upon the world and be a beacon
light to those who may see and be encouraged to
seek a firm foundation. il it il' '
How beautifully the poet has expressed it when
"So livc. that- nhen Lhy summons comes to join the innumer-
able caravan. which moves
'llo that tnystt-rious rt-alms where each shall bake
llis t'lnnmbt:r in the silent halls of tltfatll.
'llhou 5:11. not lllte the quarry-slave at night
Scourggt-d IO his dungeon: nut sustained and soothed
liy an unfallering trust.. approach thy grave
Lilac one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About hhn, and lies down to pleasant dreams."
Class March . . Orchestra
Invocation . . . Rev. Wm. Wallace
Nl usic-Trombone Solo, "SongTo the Evening'
Starll, from Tannhauser . R. Wagner
tlration s Launching the Ship . Harry Aby
Oration-Little Victoris . Pearl Schlegel
Oration-Monnments More Lasting Than
Marble . . . Edith jordan
Nlusic--Overture on National Airs . Rosey
Oration-The Value of An Ideal . Claude Edis
Oration-TunnelingtheMountains, Marjorie Zehner
Duet--Voices of the Past . . .
Florence Tenney and Mildred Stebbins
History and Prophesy . Charlotte Troutman
Music-March, "From Tropic to Tropicn
. . . . . . Alexander
Oration-The Growth of Liberty . WValter Edis
Oration-Build Not for Today . Howard Irvin
Class Address . . . H. B. Williams
Superintendent of City Schools, Sandusky, O.
Musicslinet, Cornet and Trombone . .
"Cheerfulness" . . . Williams
Presentation of Diplomas . W. R. McDermott
President of Board of Education
C1355 Song .... Class of 1908
Music furnished by Young's Orchestra, Wooster, Ohio
Editor in Chief.
Hu WALTER EDIS,
Assistant Business Manager.
In the publishing of this paper which we
have given the name, The Creston High School
Annual, we have tried to establish a custom
which we hope will be followed by each succeed-
As this is our first attempt at journalism,
we ask of you to overlook our many mistakes
and short-comings, for we are young and inex-
perienced with the work of a journalist.
One glance at the contents of this book will
perhaps give you some idea of what we are do-
ingin this our High School.
As editors and publishers, we earnestly sol-
icit your help and patronage in the future.
In behalf of the class of 1908 we wish to
thank the business and professional men for re-
sponding so readily when our business manager
called on them for their advertisements and
financial aid, which has made it possible for us
to put out this Annual.
It has been our aim not only to make this a
High School Annual, but also a business di-
rectory of the village of Creston.
We are proud to say that Creston is one of
the best towns in the country, especially, since
Wooster, Seville, Sterling and Burbank have
been annexed as suburbs.
We boast of the fact that we have-sixteen
passenger trains go thru our town daily, and
that every twenty-four hours thirty-eight pass-
enger coaches and four baggage cars pass thru
Creston on the electric line, and are operated by
the finest crews in the State of Ohio.
One of the main things which make Cres-
ton the best little town in Ohio, is her wide-
awake, energetic, upright business men.
We wish also to state that she is noted for
her hospitable and talented ladies. Also, we do
not feel embarrassed when we state that no
town of its size can boast of as many good look-
ing young ladies as Creston.
As the world grows older the need of an
education grows more necessary and our High
School, tho not as fine in appearance as some, is
trying to fit those who enter its doors with
knowledge which will be of use to them in their
after business life.
We have a corps of teachers-the best that
could be procured-and they give to us day by
day the results of their study and experience,
and try to impress upon our minds the fact that
we are in this world to learn and to do some-
thing which will not only be a help to us, but to
others as well.
We sincerely hope that next year when the
"Wise" Juniors make their exit and solicit for
ads.that all the business men will respond cheer-
fully to their wail and harangue. We think we
can almost hear them tip-toeing along the Main
streets of Creston, as the American Indian used
to do when he was getting ready to get the
scalp of his next door neighbor. But as a word
of caution to the business public of Creston, do
not be alarmed at all, but keep quiet and stand
your ground while they open fire, for it will con-
sist mostly of noise and hot air, resembling in
sound the going off of a penny bunch of fire-
crackers on the Fourth of Julv. So please drop
your money and ad. into their outstretched
phalanges and help the poor creatures to reach
the goal for which they have been striving,
since they have left their mothers' knees.
The public will please excuse the editor and
his stai from entering into the scientific topics
of the day and discuss them from a business, a
professional or a literary stand point of view.
For if we had undertaken the discussion of any
of those topics in a business, a scientiiic, or a
literary way, we might have become enshrouded
so deeply in thot and make such a comprehen-
sive declaration of facts, that there'Would be
nothing left for our successors, the Subordinate
Juniors, to Write about except love stories or
courtship subjects on which our Junior boys no
doubt can give ia complete description from the
many experiences which they have had during
the past year.
As we go to press we feel sorry that this
closes our High School life, a life that has been
fraught with so many pleasures and memories
that will last we hope 'till we are summoned to
meet our Maker.
In the Class Room.
Pearl twhile translating in Virgill "They were
hindered by the moonlight."
Mr. H. tin Eng. Lit.J "State some virtues por-
trayed in Piers Plowmanf'
E. A. j. "Hypocrisy."
While M. Z. was naming the series of acts re-
stricting immigration, stated that "Polygamists
and deceased persons were shut out."
Prof. H. "Gladys, can you tell me the popula-
tion of Cleveland?"
Gladys. "I should think about 7,tltXl,0tl0."
According to that statement Cleveland has
grown some in the last few days.
A bright Senior's definition of alimentary can-
al: "The alimentary canal is a narrow tube con-
sisting of the oesophagus, stomach and liver."
The answer ofa wise Freshie regarding Reflex
action: "Reflex action is when the organs of the
body stop fora few minutes and then start up again."
We are glad to announcea new natural curiosi-
ty-also advanced by a Freshman-that the Nile
river now flows south and east.
The Sophomores being an extremely excellent
class,they seldom make mistakes. For example:
Miss Parmerlee "Why don't people live in des-
' Little William. "Becta use of the danger of land-
M. B. tin History Classy "And he was married to
his wife!" tClass laughs.l
Prof. "Well that's true, Miles, he could not very
well marry anyone else."
Mr. B. fwarming to his subjectl "Also they were
always in a state of tumult because they did not
like the union to each other."
In Botanyclass, one of the pretty little Fresh-
tnan girls has always a way of losing herself and
being in complete oblivion to her surroundings.
One day when away on one of these flights, Miss
Parmerlee exclaimed, in her coldest tones: "Daisy,
come to earth." Woeful was the fall of the Freshie.
Two .I uniors were discussing their parts in that
famous drama, "The Fave at the Window."
H. I. T. "You are supposed to be the villian and
carry me away."
P. E. M."Gee Whiz! if I'm put on to do THAT,
you will have to take some antifatf'
Side Lights of the Professor.
"A hint to the wise is sufticent, and if you can't
take a hint, my boy, a - follows."
'tThere shall be weeping, wailing and gnashing
of teeth when the exams come."
"If he don't make good, we will STING him out."
"It was a moonlight night by a babbling brook."
"Better study a little, Ivan, those smiles look
"A Merry Widow is defined as a hat that would
cover a regiment."
"XVe, in these modern times, call it a turn down
when you go after something and don't get it. Ask
the Senior boys."
Glimpses of Miss Parmerlee.
"lt isa glorious thing to have knowledge, but
still better to know how to use it."
t'Waike up! Walter, you will put us to sleep."
"I never look at you unless you make me. I am
sure, I don't want to at all.
"Don't be a fool because someone else is."
'tYou are Freshmen in every sense of the word."
"This boy and girl business must be stopped
until High School is tinishedf'
Our Opinion of 1909.
Ruby - General Business Manager.
Helen C.-Patient Devotion.
Hazel-Always in Demand.
Helen T.-Sweet, but Already Picked.
Edgar-Ardent Admirer of Ruby Lights.
Miles--An lnveterate Knocker.
Our Opinion of the Faculty.
Prof. Heichel- A jolly Sport.
Miss Parmerlee--A Confirmed Pessimist.
Mr. Kindig-Not Difhcult, but Practical.
Miss Sigler-Sedate and Prim.
Miss Houts-Dotty Dimples.
Miss Mead A Dear Young Thing.
Miss Websters.-X never-let up on the Chromatic
Rules for the Freshmen to FoHow.
If ball playing is interfering with studying,
If you can Find Spring Beauties when you go to
the woods, go, but if not, look for them in the city,
and not in your class.
Never stay out later than 9:30 unless by the
Always keep a lemon in the refrigerator.
Never use a stronger word than "Dear Me."
Be kind to your playmates and respectful to
your elders, and hats off to Seniors.
Remember that the "course of true love never
Don't talk to the junior girls unless they sit be.
"0hl what a dreary place this world would he
were there no Freshmen in it."
By Charlotte Troutman.
The Senior class of nineteen hundred and eight
consists of ten members, four boys and six girlsg
and, as you see, a very bright and intelligent look-
ing class. Not wishing to tire you by telling of the
class in general, we willwgive a brief history of each.
Creston has the honor of being the birth-place
of a very precious jewel, a Pearl.
Pearl Schlegel has always lived in Creston, en-
joying its advantages, and fifty-two ways in and
out each day. When small she was a great lover of
fences, and it was one of the trials of her mother to
warn her not to climb the fences so much for fear
of breaking her neck, but Pearl would always say,
"Then I'll have the doctor slick it back on," and
kept on climbing. As she grew older she put away
her childish play and spent the time in studying.
Pearl has always been a very studious girl, perhaps
more so than any other member of her class, and
to-night can tell you all about her"LittleVictories"
in that awful Geometry, and worse yet. Virgil. She
is also a great musician and can play tlte "Robin's
Return" in a way that will make you think they
really have returned. So to-night there goes out
from the High School a very accomplished young
Harry Aby roamed the streets of Coldwell until
he found a desire to live in the city of Woodstield,
and ever since has not been able to decide which
place he likes better,Creston or Woodstieldg but has
determined to stay in Creston a few years. When
young, Harry was always very bashful and shy.
but, sorry to say, the best of people will sometimes
change their habits as they grow older. If you
wish to know whether this happened to Harry or
not, ask a fair haired Senior girl. In school he has
always been a good Latin scholar, an accomplish-
ment very rare in a boy. And he is so fond of Alge-
bra, that he intends to study it this summer.
Winona, Minn., woke up one morning to Find
that she had within her gates a great singer, for
Florence Tenney, at the age of four years, was tak-
ing a walk and singing for all her dear little life.
And on that morning, Florence also found that she
could sing. Immediately, because of Florence sing-
ing so much, trouble arose between her parents
and the neighbors. It became so interesting that
they left Winona and finally settled in Creston,
Where Florence has spent her school life. She has
such a sunny disposition that no one, no matter
how much they teased her, was ever known to make
her angry longer than five minutes at a timeg so
you see she is quite an agreeable person to have
Creston is also the birthplace of another member
of our class-Edythe jordan. Edythe, when very
young, liked nothing so much as going with one of
her gentleman friends to look at muskrattrapsg and
once upon a time, they went to look at them, little
thinking Edythe was to be the muskrat that time,
for her dainty little foot slipped, and, as a result,
she got caught in the trap. Shortly after this, she
thought she would like to be a southern lady, and
moved to Florida, where under the influence of the
sea breezes, she became a very bright childg and
when she returned in about a year, she excelled all
the rest of her old class, and is capable of telling
you tonight how to build"Monuments More Lasting
Walter Edis began his life at Olmstead Falls.
All his life, Walter has been a great talker. He be-
gan when he was only three months old, and has
kept it up so steadily that it has become a force of
habit with him. If you wish to please him, just
give him some one to talk to who does not have
much to say, but is a splendid listener. Walter is
also a good ball player, and has never been known
to return from his conquests defeated. He intends
to become very popular, and widely known in this
art as a beginner, and gradually work his way up
in the favor of the people, and, at last, become Pres-
ident ofthe United States.
Wooster, Ohio,cherishes very highly the fact
that it is the birth place of Mildred Stebbins. On
the day that Mildred first came to Creston to visit
friends, she became so charmed by a large oak tree,
under which, she said, it would be such a good
place for a play house, that she refused to leave it
until her parents promised to move here. As soon
as they arrived, Mildred began to fix up a play
house under the tree, and spent all her time there
in the summer, until she was quite advanced in
years, then she turned her thoughts upon more use-
ful things,and is now very grown in her ways, and,
as you see, a wonderful singer,with high hopes of
becoming another Madam Patti.
In a little green house in West Salem, Marjorie
Zehner was christened. Her chief characteristic is
her desire to find out what everything is made of,
as you have noticed by her subject, "Tunneling tlte
Mountains." On the day she received her first doll,
her mother's back was hardly turned before she
had grasped a hammer and pounded it all to pieces.
When asked why she did it, she said: "To see what
was inside? She has carried her desire into her
school life and as a result has accomplished much.
Howard Irvin, born at Ashland, when young,
thought he would like very much to go to a circus,
so he went in his father's arms, but when he reach-
ed the circus grounds he said: "Ol l'm afraid, I
want to go home, " and they had to take him home.
To this day, he will not go to a circus, and, I some-
times think Howard has not outgrown his fearg for,
one dark night we had a class meeting,and he rush-
ed in all out ot breath and with perspiration all ov-
er his face.
Claude, the youngest of the tribe of Edis, from
Olmstead Falls, has always had his own way, as the
youngest usually do, and it seems he shows the
effects of it in his school life. He masters his stud-
ies instead of their mastering him, as is the case
with a few others in his class fthe historian, for in-
stancel. If he is the shortest boy, he has an in-
tellect that is the envy of the class. Claude is very
quiet, and is gifted with a close observation re-
sembling Shakespeare, and intends, like him, to be
Now the last one, the historian, was born near
Ellendale, North Dakota. When young, she was
very dreamy and not overly fond of work. She
spent most of her life in Arkansas. and was never
burdened with school life until eight years old, and
then only for the three winter months. After com-
ing to Creston, however, she found out what real
school life is.
Corps of Instructors and Teachers of the Creston Public Schools.
Helen Mead Maude Parmerlee Rosa Houts Martha A. Webster Edna Zeigler
W. E. Heichel, Superintendent I. G. Kindig
VV. R. McDERMO'D'l', IJRESIDENHT XV. K. BFICI-ITFIL, f,4LERK
IP. M. SIIIJIAIGFIR DR. .T. VV. IRVIN 'l'. S. ZUVITR
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Real Estate of all Descriptions
...E ins. L. mins ...-
Over Electric Office, Creston
N. M. Wells and Son
Manufacturers of B R I .
Ennlraclurs and Builders.
Creston, - Ohio.
TUTTLE Sr SELLERS
and Spouting . . .
The Cash Hardware Store
A SULLIGER'S BAND ..,E.f,. I
Orr I A E Sonnedecker
F. M. Sulliger, instructor l Charley Sclrlegel, solo :rlto
Claude McGuiEl', leader W Paul Heichel. 2d alto Q - I
Miles Benjamin. solo cornet 4 Norris Overly, Sd Alto Livery and Feed Stable and Dfay Line
Ralph Jordan, solo corner Harry Aby slide tromlnone' ' .
Earl Steiner, lst comet Merle Tuttle lst tenor i 'i-L' Also dealer in ":q
Frank Troutman, Sd cornet Carl Jordan, :Ed tenor 1
o'Nei1 Noweii, Piccolo Gilbert Tuttle, ist tuba High Grade Buggies, Surreys, DI'iViI1g
Fred Aby, solo clarinet Hubert Bower. 2d tnlm
Earl Ileclltell. lst clarinet Welker Walton. bass drum I wagons: Etc'
Ivan Elliott, Ed clarinet j Clzrrenlze Steele, tenor drum
. .. Drake
i- M8HUf8CtUfer of .
Hardwood Interior Finish
Lumber, Stair and Porch
Balusters, Blocks, Newels
Creston Volunteer Fire Company
W. F. Steele, Chief
Dr. XV. J. Orr, Foreman
Chas.Geyer, Ast. Foreman john johnson, Ast. "
C. Schlegel, Lndderman
C. Walton, Ast. No.1
Henry Miller, Ast. No. 2
I. I. Rock, Overseer of Chemical
jacob Linter, Ast. Nh. 2
C. O. XVo0dward, Hoseman
C. O. Woodward, Secy.
Joseph Bower, Tre:-is.
U. L. Rock, Fire Police
F. D. Knecht, Engineer
joseph Bower, Ast.,Eng'r. Roy Gantz, Axman
and Stan. Rallsv Wlndow l N. M. Wells, .lr.,Nozzleman Ralph Baum, Ast.Axman
afld DOOI' Fl'al'I1eS, Fl00l'il'lg, l Lee Grunder, Ast. No.1 Lee Sigler,Spndsman
Your Trade Solicited and Satisfaction Guar- X PROPERTY COMMWTEE
anteed. We are here for business. 1 I. I. Rock Lester Steele Frank Bowman
Floyd Hoff Orestes Zook D. G. Hay
, WN v...v- -ww --'H ' '
Years of experience has taught us the art of man-
ufacturing the highest grade of
Slack Cooperage Stock.
And our customers enjoy the fruit of our labor
when they use our Staves, Hoops or Head-
liners for any and all kinds of
Slack Barrels, Half Barrels or Ilegs
Which We manufacture from the best Ohio Elm.
We are always in the market for this High
Grade Elm Timber. We buy and sell
all classes of timber.
Our Home Oflice, Marysville, Ohio.
Creston Hoop and Stave Co.
J. O. Stayton, Manager.
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,E l Stroup 8: Bridgman
Egg Staple and Fancy Groceriesm ?'
H. S. Klepper
Ice Cream. Cigars, Tobacco
and Soft Drinks of all kinds
D. H. Hemming Kr Son
. Dealers in -4.4
Coal, Tile. Sewer Pipe, Hay.
Straw. Feed, and Farming
Implements . . . .
A'f'TO1fN'f4Y AT LAW Dry Goods, Millinery, Etc.
Simon G' KCCHCY The Big Shoe and Clothing Store
Z: PAINTER :fi CRESTON, oH1o, I
Inside Work, Grammg, Mission I 1:01. pine Clothing and Shoes,
Finish, Etc., a Specialty-.. I J' P. HECKMAN.
Residence S. Main St., Creston, 0.
SCIAILEGEL ck SIGLISIQ 2 JOIEIN RQMICII
LEADING? - BAIQBERS INSURANCE-if-f
ii vi' I Fire,Accident, Liabilities I
grim mgm5uBl.,. I EDDIE A Ms'I'U'1'z
I A K 5 ' if Dealer and Packer of fl:
1I'I1lLl1-mr rr LEIAF TOBACCO
r Tea le8zNichols
Everett Stone. 5-f r
HORSESHOEING fi j General
Road and Race Horses a Specialty. t Painting
5 l Contractors
This Annual was printed in the job rRpaErneAntAoi - INTERIOR BECORATINGA
THE CRESTON PAPER HANGING
JOURNAL QJFFICE im g ffffw
The journal is one of the best advertising mediums in Y
F. M. SULLIGER, Editor and Proprietor
- F. A. RI'1'ZI
Practical Horseshoeing ll kCQf5l IQWCEI
5'N and all kinds of fi
Repairing a Specialty. Creston, Ohio.
QLJ. G. ELLlOTTi
Real Estate Loans and I nsurance.
Does a general Real Estate business.
Handles all kinds of Insurance.
Fire and Lightning, Tornado, Rent, Life, Live Stock
Get my lists before buying. Gel my rates before insuring. All American Compamqs.
J. G. ELLIOTT, CRESTON, OH IO.
C. Ia. IVIATTESON
--al Dealer in is-H
Lumber, Sash, Doors. Paroid
Roofing, Ladders, Etc.
W. J. ORR
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