Creston High School - Annual Yearbook (Creston, OH)

 - Class of 1908

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PAGE 14 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 with perplexities. Q Class Song. 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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vw' l r l l l lf PAGE 13 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 rocks. 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 be assured. 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 exists. 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. Qs



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7--1-W -i-'W -- '- I l l PAGE 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 15 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 he says: "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." qgilfllilgitmiiiliillt Class March . . Orchestra Invocation . . . Rev. Wm. Wallace Nl usic-Trombone Solo, "SongTo the Evening' Starll, from Tannhauser . R. Wagner Orchestra 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 Orchestra f 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 Orchestra 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 Orchestra Presentation of Diplomas . W. R. McDermott President of Board of Education C1355 Song .... Class of 1908 Benediction Music furnished by Young's Orchestra, Wooster, Ohio

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