Creston High School - Annual Yearbook (Creston, OH)
- Class of 1909
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Creston High School "
Salute to Class '09 "
Searchlight of Publicity "
The Night Brings Out the Stars "
The Missing Link "
Monroe Doctrine "
Class Motto "
Class Charge "
Class Picture "
The Mystery of Life "
A Handful of Compliments "
Programme '08 - "
High School Enrollment "
Wills of Class '09 "
Annual Board ' '
Suggestions, Etc. "
Humor ' "
Flag Days "
Faculty Picture "
B. of E. Picture "
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C The Creston High School
HE year 1908 will long be remembered by those citizens of
A Creston who are deeply interested in educational affairs,
as a record-breaker.
A representative of State Inspector of Workshops and Factor-
ies inspected our old building and ordered many repairs and
changes, such as fire-escapes, new floors, more exits, etc.
' With Creston's growth it brought more pupils into the school,
hence in several rooms there was a congested condition. After
thoroughly discussing the conditions, the Board of Education de-
cided to call a public meeting of our citizens and lay the matter
before them and ascertain whether the majority of our citizens
thought best to go ahead and repair and otherwise relieve the con-
gested condition, or to build new. The majority favored the form-
er proposition, so the Board asked the citizens for authority to
bond the town in the sum of 34300 which they considered necessary
to make the repairs contemplated, and at an election duly held a
very large majority of our citizens voted to bond the town in the
above sum for said purpose.
The Board of Education, with all the haste allowed by law,
made preparations to build an addition to the High School building
and make the repairs necessary. After expending about 34000,
and in about six weeks from the time of beginning, the buildings
were ready for occupancy.
The representative of the State Inspector's oiiice said "that
our building was one of the safest in his whole district," every
room having from two to four exits.
The Board of Education has also made a start to beautify the
grounds by grading, seeding and planting trees, building fences,
etc., and with proper care, in a few years Creston will have one of
the most beautiful school sites in this part of Ohio.
, The Board of Education asks the co-operation of our citizens
to make Creston's schools second to none in this part of our belov-
ed state. - '
W. K. BECHTEL,
Clerk of Board of Education.
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Salute to Class '09.
By Emma Troutman
Here's to our Senior class,
Here's to every lovely lass,
Here's to every manly lad,
Here's to the good times we've had.
In our president we bring to you
Ralph Jordan, a young man true
To himself and othersg ever working,
And never from his duty shirking.
Hazel Tuttle is a Winsome lass,
The musician of our Senior class.
To her we owe many a pleasant hour,
That she lightened with this, her power
We have a Ruby in our throng,
We have not had her very long.
But she's a gem of the purest hues
That we would not well wish to lose.
There's Miles Benjamin, a young lad,
Who, if Roosevelt could have had
In his daring Rough Rider band,
He'd had another horse well mann'd.
Helen Tuttle our class admires
For her pluck that never tiresg
She to others can hereafter say,
My school hours were not spent iniplay.
If Paul Matteson appears 'to be
A fellow happy-go lucky and free,
His heart, however's in the right place,
And that is more than half the race.
Edgar McDermott is our class wit,
He's not stingy with it, not one bitg
To keep up with his jolly pace
He would lead you a merry race.
And Helen Cole, we find that she
Is a student as perfect as one could beg
In this world the smile on her face
Will win for her many a happy place.
But, here's to our Senior class,
Here's to every lovely lass,
Here's to every manly lad,
And here's to the good times we've had
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Searchlight of Publicity. '
By Miles H. Beniamin.
A man without a good searchlight is out of harmony
with the world and never should expect any great success.
To have a good searchlight he should be educated, not
chiefly a high school and university training, but learn the
movements of this age first handed.
This he will learn before he comes in contact with many
people, for this world is full of many, who have different
views of life, theories and methods for their own welfare.
The sun is recognized as the greatest light that exists
and with its great magnitude and force its power is felt all
over the universe, even the animal and vegetable kingdoms
would not endure long without it's life-giving influence.
The influence of great public lights is felt all over the
land, whether it be of high or low standard.
With the past in proper condition, the future will be
sure and safe.
This country becomes wild over military lights.
Most all the leading characters of America have attain-
ed fame in military life.
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Shakespeare, the greatest light in English Literature,
was not contented with o11e phase of life, but was not satis-
fied until he developed the panorama of life 5 he searched
for characters and passions that would interest all classes
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A man when he starts out in this world is likened unto
a ship on the stormy ocean, and, without the strong light
from the tower and the life saving crew, would be the cause
of its destruction and downfall.
Then a man without some great light to influence him
or without good books to search would find hard struggling,
if he ever reached his chosen position.
When people looking for their position in life and
knowing their own powers in character would adopt some
of Gen. Grant's ambition and perserverance, they would
become a greater success, as far as this temporal life is con-
cerned, for Grant while trying to force his way through the
South lost thousands of Union men in the Battle of the
lVilderness. It was then that he said, " that he would
fight it out on this line if it took all summer.
For all these temporal labors and troubles are only a
means by which we are to prove whether or not we are to
gain that eternal resting place.
The Bible, the standard light of all ages, has stood for
many years and will stand to the end of time.
The circumstances and lessons it contains are practical
and can be utilized in every-day life. '
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To become a star in any profession we choose, we
should strive to out-due all competitors, then we will shine
forth and our light will be sought after by all men. '
A " I am a part of all that I have metg
Yet all experience is an arch wherethro'
Gleams that untravel'd world, whose margin
Forever and forever when I move.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnished, not to shine in usel
As tho' to breathe were life."
The Night Brings Out the Stars.
Helen E. Tuttle.
As we look back over our lives, we find that they have
not been all brightness and sunshine. For we have our
struggles at times, but they are only preparing us for some-
thing brighter and better.
What we call evils, as poverty, neglect and suffering,
are, if we are wise, only opportunities for good. If we but
have the right mind, all things, even those that hurt, help
us. " That which befits us, says Emerson, embosomed in
beauty and wonder as we are, is cheerfulness and courage,
and the endeavor to realize our aspirations." May we not
make the stars, the mountains, and all enduring earth min-
ister to tranquility of the soul, to elevation of the mind,
and to patient striving. e
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It is easy to work hard when success is coming our way,
and the stars are shining. But when everything seems to
hinder us in the progress we desire, and there is so much to
discourage us, and so little to hope for, it is then work be-
comes doubly hard, but at such times as these we must
work the harder in order to see glorious results crown
Everyone has some duty to perform in this world, and
we should not be so stupid as not to see the place that is
waiting for us to fill, which no one else can fill for us. So
let us always be looking for the bright light and make an
honest, manful and humble effort to succeed.
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When we meet disappointments we should not be dis-
couraged but work on so that the stars will penetrate thru
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We as Americans ought to appreciate the noble and
grand work our fore-fathers have done for us in maintain-
ing and preserving our Union in order that we may now
enjoy many privileges and see how thru their hard strug-
gles that the stars shone out brightly.
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We never reach the doors of success by chance, we
must gain it either thru sheer trouble, or by misfortune
upon misfortune, this is one thing that we must work for,
and tunnel our way thru the darkness and night in order to
see the brightness and receive our reward for patient striv-
ings. M 1
Mather once said: "Our opportunities to do good are
our talents." We should make the best out of them. No
matter in what business we are following, we should always
look to see the shining of the stars, for they "are gems of
Heaven that gild night's sable throne." So let us have
"Courage, brother, do not stumble,
Though our path be dark as night,
There's a star to guide the humble,
Trust in God and do the right."
The Missing Link.
Edgar H. McDermott.
In this day and age of the world, we generally think of
the term " Missing Link" as applied to the theory of evo-
lution advanced by Darwin. We do not purpose, however,
to discuss this view of the subject, but another which is far
We believe in the theory that man has attained his
high state of civilization and development, little by little
through his own exertion, and that his present condition is
a natural consequence of the law of Progress.
Our first glimpse of man upon this old world, reveals to
us a being rude, coarse, and not yet endowed with the
blessings of a higher civilization. Is it not wonderful what
he has accomplished in raising his race to the high standard
of today? For the only utensils and implements with which
he could earn a livelihood, were of the crudest typeg and
no such intercourse then existed with other nations by
which means he could learn new ideas by coming in contact
with new and strange experiences.
But "Educate man and he will invent." In this ap-
plication the word education does not simply imply book
knowledge. It means the experience gained by confront-
ing the real problems of life, in which situation books can
help us but little. We must put to use the powers God has
given us, for the key to the whole situation after all, lies in
the solution that Chauncy M. Depew gave: " dig, mo,
From the time of the landing of our Pilgrim Fathers
upon New Eng1and's rocky coast until the Revolution, strife
existed between the mother country and her colonies. Some-
where there was a weakness, a reason for this discord which
lcd to such awful hostilities. But what was the cause?
Americanisrn is freedom and will tolerate no impositions.
" Taxation without representation" was the cause. En-
gland's shortsighted Parliament which sat in lordly dignity
wholly unconcerned about the rights of other men, dragged
her into a war in which his Majesty lost all his colonial pos-
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And so it is. Each effect has its corresponding cause.
Something or someone is out of harmony with the world
whenever a victory is overcome by a defeat Failure comes
no less to the life of a nation than to the life of an individ-
ual because of discord, because of the Missing Link. But
each failure should be overpowered by another attempt.
The man of power and influence has never yet given up at
the first discouragement, nor will he, for his success and
progress have come only through faithful and earnest efforts
on his part. -
How beautiful Browning says:
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The law of Life, man is not Man as yet. '
Nor shall I deem his object served, his end
Attained, his genuine strength put fairly forth
While only here and there a star dispels
The darkness, here and there a towering mind
O'erlooks its prostrate fellows."
Paul E. Matteson.
After many years of hard fighting and struggling be-
tween 1817 and 1821, the South American Republics gain-
ed their independence and were recognized by our govern-
Thus nearly all the Spanish 'possessions in the New
World save the Islands of Porto Rico and Chiba were form-
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But Spain through the aid of the Holy Alliance
hoped to regain her lost possessions in America, which had
declared themselves Independent Republics and had been
recognized by the United States.
At this time, however, the Monroe Doctrine was declar-
ed, which since has served more than once as a protection
to the smaller American Republics.
It referred to the policy of the United States in regard
to foreign nations interfering-in American affairs.
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The Monroe Doctrine has on more than one occasion
helped our smaller neighbors to the south of us.
It has served as a protector to them, for since the issue
of this Doctrine, Europe has first consulted the judgment
of the United States in any injustice towards our Southern
The policy of the Monroe Doctrine in 1866 caused the
withdrawal of the French from Mexico, where they had
been having their own way while we were involved in a
Civil War. ' '
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President Cleveland in 1895 used the Monroe Doctrine
as his authority in forcing England to settle the Venezuela
Was it not through our desires for justice to our weaker
neighbors that led us into war with Spain in 1898, be-
cause of their inhuman treatment of the Cuban people?
What has been the success of Cuba and the South
American Republics? Have they not grown rapidly and
prosperous under the protecting influence of our country?
Has not the United States through the policy proclaim-
ed through the Monroe Doctrine saved many wars and lives
by settling the disputes of our weaker neighbors without
becoming engaged in bloody conflicts?
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Then why not as individuals, while passing through
this life, remember the principal involved in this Doctrine?
Assist our weaker neighbors and follow this policy through-
out our lives in the way of giving protection to the unfor-
Should we not then glory in seeing the weaker win suc-
cess by helping them, instead of seeing them crushed and
go down to defeat as the result of our lack of interest in
Would not this protection tend to draw them closer to
us, and by so doing we ourselves would be made stronger,
becau e of our giving strength to them?
And in this alone can be found a realization of that di-
vine injunction which teaches us to bear one another's bur-
dens that the law may be fulfilled.
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Motto- " Impossible, ,Un-American."
Ruby M. Allen.
We are Americans, and why not live up to the one great
motto that our forefathers took upon themselves, that noth-
ing is impossible, when they endeavored to find a place where
they might be free? There were many dangers and trials to
face but they did not know such a thing as failure. Even
when the Indians became very warlike, they did not give
up but set about with more determination than ever, by
protecting themselves, to conquer them and give them to
understand that they were masters.
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There were many hardships to overcome but they did
not give up for a cause they knew was just. It took many
years of hard, fierce struggling to conquer, but conquer
they did. '
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There is a constant development in every line in this
age. Do we heara great inventor or discoverer say, "I
just can't do that?" Nol He says, " I will" and accom-
plishes whatever he undertakes although it requires years
of hardships. A
In the life of Helen Keller we may seelmany good things
that can be woven into our lives. No one who knew her in
her girlhood days as stubborn and unmanageable, ever
thought that she would one day be classed so high in her
education. She was taken by Miss Sullivan and it was
only through her patience that Hellen Keller was brought
to the front. If she who was denied of most of her senses
could overcome such obstacles, why need we who are blest
with all ours not take renewed courage from this exemplary
life, and strive to overcome what few things that lie in our
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Many deep chasms have been placed by nature and
they have been declared impassible, but by ingenious minds
they have been spanned by some of the finest pieces of en-
gineering that has ever been constructed. While we are
passing through life, there comes a time to each of us when
we come to some kind of a chasm. As we stand at the
brink and gaze into what seems to us fathomless space, we
almost give up in despair for it seems impossible to span it,
but as we muse, a feeling of resoluteness comes over us and
we see that the only way to reach the other side is by put-
ting forth every eifort to make a solid structure of that part
of our life, for
We build the ladder by which we rise
From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies,
And we mount to its summit round by round.
Our high school gives us just the foundation needed to
make a substantial success in life. We have come to the
end of our school life and are now at the parting of the
ways. We should start in with more determination than
ever, that we may ever live true to this motto we have
" Impossible, Un-American."
Charge-" What Shall the End Be."
By Ralph W. Jordan.
W e are not able to prophecy or foretell the mystery of
lifeg not even with the assistance of all the penetrating in-
sight exhibited in modern times are we able to attain to
any clearness regarding our futures. And, since there are
no sign-boards on life's highway with success or failure
marked thereon, it only goes to prove that it is a matter
resting entirely upon our shoulders and it behooves us as to
whether the goal is success or failure.
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We, the members of the class of nineteen hundred and
nine, have been intrusted with this education by our pa-
rents and teachers. Mistakes may mark us back, men may
misjudge us, the half-way spirit be tempting, the fight be
tiring, but let us not, in the midst of any of these condi-
tions, betray the trust and confidence that is and will be
placed in us. '
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Let us take our various stations and hold to them or
else step out and make way for the man who cang let us
not settle down on the steps leading to the hall of achieve-
ment 3 let us not pause in the path of progress 5 let us not be
satisfied with contentment for contentment is rust and rust
is certain decay, let us not be satisfied with being known as
a " good sort of fellow," for the industries of the twentieth
century are already crowded with these second-rate men.
Emerson said, "Hitch your wagon to a star," but a
governor of one of our Western states hath rightly said,-
" Better put your shoulder to the wheel and push." We
must push, for this is the word on the door leading to the
hall of accomplishment. The word PULL is on the other
side, but this is only for the fellow who is going back, who
has been pulled out of his course.
We wish to thank the members of the Board of Educa-
tion for the wonderful improvements and changes, changes
for the better, that they have so faithfully planned and so
successfully carried out in the past four years in our high
school course, a work deserving the highest praise.
We wish to thank our teachers, for whom we have the
-highest regards, for their patient and faithful efforts to im-
part their knowledge and experience to us, oftimes under
trying and adverse conditions.
If we only accomplish all that is before us, we can say:
" Father, I have glorified thee on earth having accomplish-
ed the work which thou hast given me to do.
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Class of 1909
Emma Troutman Miles H. Beniamln Helen Cole Ralph W. Jordan Ruby M. Allen
Paul E. Matteson Hazel Tuttle Helen E. Tuttle Edgar H. McDermott
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A The Mystery oi Life.
By Helen Cole.
HERE is no one in the whole universe to whom
life is not a mystery. It is the very opposite of
revelation. Lifeisamystery because it is not
revealed to us, but must take its own course as is
destined for us. If everything had been disclosed, life
would soon become monotonous, and there would be no
enjoyment in the surprises it has in store for us.
Is it not strange how the voice of conscience tells us
the right from the wrong? Many a person could tell you of
having changed their plans on account of the prompting of
this small voice.
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There are no unexplored peaks to be climbed, or un-
found literatures to be put into the modern, or new races
to be discovered. All of the mysteries of the sphere have
been solved up to this time, except that of reaching the
poles. If they are ever reached, it seems as though there
will be nothing new left for explorers.
Some of the greatest mysteries of centuries ago are now
most easily solved on account of the development of thein-
U We might not be able to descend a steep mountain with-
out having something before us to shut off our view from
the deep -chasm below, but by not knowing where the next
step may take us, we can do it without fear. So it is with
our lives. If we knew what would happen next, we might
not be able to face it, but as it is, we go on hoping that all
will be well in the end.
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When we attempt to look into our future, it is as if try-
ing to pierce the dense blackness of a dark night.
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Some cannot understand why they do not meet with
the same degree of success as some other person, but it is
plain to others that they do not put forth the same honest
Bishop Sherlock said that most men take the least no-
tice of what is plain, as if' that was of no use, but puzzle
their thoughts to be themselves in those vast depths and
abysses, which no human understanding can fathom. If
each one would endeavor to solve the sphere of small things
unknown to him, he would become richer for it, while it
would only be a waste of time with the larger questions.
So let us try to solve the mysteries within our own
grasp, although they may seem but trifling, yet they may
lead to deeper ones. It is better to do small deeds well,
than to try to perform great tasks and fail.
Do something worth while?
Think more and talk less?
Keep your troubles to yourself?
Lend s helping hand?
At your own business?
Open your eyes?
Be a "booster"?
Hurrah for Class '091
March . Orchestra
Invocation Rev. C. D. Castle
Music . . . Orchestra'
Oration--The Mystery of Life . HELEN Conn
Oration-" The Monroe Doctrine" . PAUL E. MATTESON
Class Motto: " Impossible, Un-American "
. . . RUBY M. ALLEN
Music .. . . 4 Orchestra
Oration-" Night Brings Out the Star ." HELEN E. TUTTLE
Oration-Search-lights . . MILES H. BENJALUN
Piano Solo-Valse Arabesque . HAZEL I. TU'r'rLE
Oration-The Missing Link . EDGAR H. McDERMo'1'r
Class Prophecy . g . EMMA TROUTMAN
Class Charge: " What Shall the End Be"
- . . . RALPH W. Jonmm
Music . Orchestra
Class Address . . Prof. J. H. Dickason
Presentation of Diplomas . . W. R. McDermott,
President Board of Education
Benediction I . . Rev. Wm. Wallace
,Music by Young's Orchestra, Wooster, Ohio
Baccalaureate service at Presbyterian Church, May 30th,
Rev. C. D. Castle ofiiciating
A Handiul ofhCompliments. -----
" Say John, do you remember the Annual that the Class
of 1908 published?" fl -,A
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" Yes, I believe I do. What did you think of those 'J '
'comps' they handed us? "
" Where was that? I don't remember----oh, yes,
sure I do. Those opinions of theirs?
" Yes, I wonder what stars they had been reading? "
"They must have been dreaming instead of reading
stars, especially on those editorials."
" But don't you remember how we used te help them
at their class meetings? I remember one in particular at
Amstutz's where we helped them choose' their class pins
and, well, I guess we helped ourselves to their pop corn and
" Sure, and wasn't it kind of them? "
"Oh, yes. Didn't they certainly spiel on us at their
Junior entertainment in 1907? "
" Yes, nearly ausgespieltf'
" But how about that banquet that they gave the Glass
of 1907? Wasn't it the limit?"
U Blamed public, a 'bun shower' for those Seniors. But,
didn't we show them a time at our banquet in 1908? "
" Well, I guess! And didn't they look sick when we
sprung their own dirge on 'em, but more surprised when we
sang our jolly song? "
"Sayl Didn't we decorate for 'em at their Baccal.
" You bet we did. But I still often wonder if they ever
found those colors that we were accused of taking?"
" Which? Oh, yes, I know now. Those 'yellow' ones
that they tried to pawn off as Old Gold."
" But I noticed they called it 'yellow' on their invita-
tions, all right youl-"
" Yes, but everything was 'blue' to them on Com-
mencement night after they had seen those bogu programs
of ours! I'l1 see if I 'can find-lherds one, read it."
" Well, what do you think of that? I haven't seen one
of those programs in years. You read it, Bo."
" Well if that picture ain't a peachl I'll tell you Bo
didn't we hit the nail on the head?"
" Yes. But haven't we went some since we've been
up there? Eh?"
"Say that's quite a stunt."
" Well, let's look it over together."
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At the Methodist Church, Creston. Ohio, lunc 5, 1908, 7:30 p. m.
- by SENIORS OF 1908.
CLASS Morro: CLASS FLOWERS!
NON COMPOS MENTIS- FORGET - ME - NOT -
mot ln sound mind! with lemons.
Honors-One 0. W. U. Scholarship.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Funeral Two-step ...... Orchestra
Presentation of Boquets to Class .....
Benedietlon ..... Rev. Wm. Wallace
Oration-" My Specialties"-Ham-sandwiches 0'Ha.rie bAby
Oratlon-' ' The Amblsh of the Class" lwantlngb Purly Sch. Lagle
Oration-" Stargazing" .... Edy Gordant
Music-Mex-ry,Wldow Waltz .... Orchestra
O1-ation-" Heads U wln, Tails I've lost" . Clud Lead Us
Or-ation-' ' The Class ln the Dark-Cwlthout a matchJ" . .
. . . . . . . . Mar. Gerryz Anor
Lyre Dultt-' ' Lost, yet T-r-a-v-eling" ....
. . . . Misses F o. Metzette and Lalla Selblni
Ancient His. and Dreams of the Future . Doty Trough. Mon
Music-Starlchvondellv . . - . . Orchestra
Oratlon-" The Birth Place of the Class- QO'er the hills in the
punk fieldsJ" ..... Wah-os Led Us
Oratlon-' 'Litte slow but Build for Yesterday" . .
. . . . I . . . Jon. Huwawkd Irvine
Class Calllngs ' H. B. Williams, Supt. City Schools, Sandusky,O.
Music-Flying our colors ..... Orchestra
Presentation of those longced-for parchments . . .
Pres. Of School Plan . . . U. U. R. MacDarma.k
Class Warble . . . . Class lor what is left of ltj 1908
Song-"Give Me back my 15c" .... Audience
Invocation ..... Dr. Ole M. Showalter
Music furnished by Mascheronldacostnyz Orchestra.
" That will do for them, all right."
"Yes and they surely had a good janitor that night,
" Yes, you bet your boots. But say, those Freshies
are 0. K."
" How's that, John?"
" Why, they have adopted our Royal Purple as one of
" Well, so much the better 3 we won't fight over that."
" No, because we hope that the Purple will bring them
as much success as we have had, Nittle."
" Yes, and good times, too.
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Ralph W. Jordan, President
Paul E. Matteson, Vice Pres.
Ruby M. Allen, Secretary
Helen Cole, Treasurer
Miles H. Benjamin
Helen E. Tuttle
Edgar H. McDermott
Ray Steiner, President
Clifton Houts, Vice Pres.
Bertha Smith, Secretary
Earl Bechtell, Treasurer
Scott J ohnson
Timothy F. Simmons
Carl M. Jordan, President
Frank A. Troutman, Vice Pres.
Gladys Stuckey, Secretary
Susie Cole, Ass't. Secretary
Paul Heichel, Treasurer
Fred L. Aby
Harley Coffey, President
Merle Tuttle, Vice President
' Helen Sulliger, Sec. and Treas.
ClarenceWhonsetler Jennie Coulter
Nettie Notestine Gladys Harris
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Perhaps we often wonder if Creston has a history. Yes,
she has, and, indeed a most interesting one. A
Let us take a journey back to Creston in 1839. You
didn't know she was so old, did you? This territory was
then all densely wooded and very marshy, and pierced by
only one highway-The Columbus dz Cleveland Turnpike, or
" The Pike," as it was called--which was at that time pri-
The ' muck ' was then covered with a luxuriant growth
of vegetation-chiefly alders, which was the abode of many
kinds of wild animals and game, such as pigeons, rabbits,
hogs and turkeys and also all kinds of snakes. Pigeons so
infested this marshy ground that often when they return-
ed at roosting time, their numbers were so great that they
obscured the sunlight. Cranberries also grew in abundance.
Indeed everything was so wild that hunters were often
lost, night coming on unawares, and being unable to see
over the tops of the bushes were forced to remain there
over night. In winter, this marsh not having been yet
drained, it afforded a fine skating park extending nearly to
The few log huts have gradually been superceeded by
houses, until today our town has been made beautiful by
more modern structures. The oldest houses today, only
two in number, are the Benjamin house, now occupied by
Dr. Van I. Allen, and the Stanford house, the residence of
The first school house stood on the site now occupied
by the residence of A. R. Hall and was taught by Betsey
Stanford Wells. The small space of perhaps 200 square
'feet enclosed by a rail fence A was their 'playgroundj as
Anthony Wells termed it. The second school house still re-
mains intact and is occupied by J. O. Stayton. In 1880
the present school house was erected and dedicated. Ded-
ications were as ceremonious then as they are today, and
with " Ye Old Time Orchestra" the services were beauti-
fully rendered with an old-fashioned dance. Even today
scholars often 'dance' there, but to a different tune.
The first church was erected in 1845 and is the Mrs.
Hall property in South Creston. Being then owned by
Isaac Wells, several denominations held services tlfere-
the Free Will Baptists, the Methodists and nearly anything
that happened this way. The second church was formerly
the Mrs. Bott property, now in use as a barn. In 1882 the
present M. E. church was erected, a few years later, the
Presbyterian, and in 1890-1, the United Brethren which
was later bought' by the voting precinct.
We might well note that the first industry was a saw-
mill owned by A. W. Wells and located on the site now oc-
cupied by the residence of Leo Stuckey.
But let us again return. " The Pike " in those early days
was our present Main Street. The mode of travel then was
by 'stage.' These stages were dark colored coaches drawn
by four horses, and seating six -and nine passengers, and
also having a ' boot' on the rear for baggage. Jackson,
then called " Old Hickory," being a relay station for the
stages, was larger than Creston. The only stage-driver yet
living is John Willour, who resides not far from Creston.
Another interesting sight was the tollgate. These were
placed at regular intervals along the pike for the collection
of toll which went toward the maintenance of the road.
One of these gates stood near the C., C. Sz S. W. Traction
Co.'s Y in South Creston until 1855, at which time the road,
being no longer a paying investment, was donated to the
State. When money was scarce hou ehold articles and
trinkets were taken as toll, which was a shilling for a team,
a sixpense for a single horse and cattle was charged by the
About 1862-3 the N. Y. P. tk O.,-now the Erie rail-
way-was built through Creston. Much grading was done
by wheelbarrows as the land was almost impassible, the
settlers having just begun the work of clearing and drain-
ing the land. flu clearing, the underbrush was set aiire
and the fire was communicated to the muck which burned
down to the clay. Smoke filled our town the whole au-
tumn until the snow extinguished the firel. The track
sank not far west of the Erie street crossing. Thirty acres
of timber was cut and thrown in, which consumed' two
months time-working both day and night. From the time
of the building of the Erie R. R. Creston began a steady
growth and after the opening of the oil ,fields in Pennsyl-
vania, was a noted grain center. In 1864-5 a few onions
were grown, which industry has become the most extensive
in Creston. , 8 , '
Perhaps you wonder how Creston got her name. Prev-
ious to the completion of the Erie, " Sink Hole" was the
popular appellation. Her first name, however, was Seville
Station g the second, Pike Station, and the last, Creston.
The former names were changed on account of similarly
named towns in Ohio. Just after the first rail was laid on
the W. dz L. E. R. R. in 1880, Capt. Bassetts, a clothier,
named the town Creston. And here another interesting
fact might be added. The construction of the W. dz L. E.
R. R., the first locomotive, and the Hrst repair shops, all
work, in fact, commenced here. Traces of the old W. dz L. E.
Y may yet be seen north cf'the Handle Factory, on which
site the shops were located but a little later were destroyed
In 1888 the B. dz O. R. R. was built through Creston,
and in 1903-4' the C. dz S. W. Traction Line.
Much can be said in regard to the early buildings but
space does, not permit us here to go into lengthy detail.
Woodworking factories were plenty in Creston 3 there being
a coffin factory and also furniture factory and cooper shop.
But the scarcity of lumber has taken these away.
Now we think we have a well organized town, having
been indorporated in 1899. Warden B. Wheeler was the
first Mayor. Creston has surely been growing since 1839,
her population today numbering about 1200 and her tax-
able.property value S300,000.
But only three of the original settlers remain-An-
thony W. Wells, R. E. Kerr and N. M. Wells, Sr.
Many thanks and especial acknowledgments are due
the following persons with whose aid this history was made
C. A. Mellen,
N. M. Wells, Sr.,
Anthony W. Wells,
Warden B. Wheeler,
Elmer St.John, J. L. Zaring,
W. I. McGlenen, C. A. Tenney.
E. H. MoD.
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Wills of Class '09
I, Ralph Jordan, being a weak character and of ,a frail
physique, do this 3rd day of June set forth my last will and
testament and hereby annul all former arrangements and
1. I hereby bequeath one finely engraved and highly
polished quarter sawed hickory desk, complete with seat, to
Paul Heichel and Susie Cole. Each of the aforesaid to have
an individual one-half interest.
I 2. I bequeath my Latin Texts or such fragments as
may remain in said desk at the time of Amy departure, to
Regions of the Unknown, to such a one, if there be any, as
may see Gt to follow said course.
3. I hereby grant to Ray Steiner the use of my Ger-
man Texts as long as he .may be in the servitude of the
Creston High School, and at the time of his departure or
expulsion may dispose of the same by either of the elements
-Fire or Water.
4. I hereby appoint the Honorable Janitor Jameson
as executor of the above will. '
Signed, R. W. JORDAN.
Witness, Shorty Miller, Per X. I '
I, the undersigned, thisday, being in sound mind and
in possession of' all my faculties, in the presence of a wit-
1. My Geometry to Bertha Smith who is the great
Geometrician of the Junior Class, for by the looks of Bertha's
Geometry at the present time, she will need several more
before she finishes the study.
2. 'My Cicero, to Scott Johnson, so that he will be sup-
plied and will have 'one at home and one at school.
3. The rest of my books, tablets, pencils and compass
to Carl Jordan. Carl is never supplied and my few articles
may help him out.
Signed and Sealed this 27th day of April, 1909.
' Signed, HELEN E. 'l'U'r'rLE.
Witness, Ruby M. Allen,
1, Emma Troutman, do - hereby will and bequeath to
the members of the Junior Class of the Creston High School
those things which belonged to me as a Senior of said school.
1. To Clifton Houts, my old Cicero, to use in place of
his if he should leave his on a counter in the store for a.
day or two.
2. My Classics, Texts to that classical young man,
3. sTo Earl Steiner, my Literature, or that part of said
book that still remains between the covers, providing he
learns the dates and births of every person in it.
4. To Oscar Fetzer all my other books and necessary
articles, including my old tablet with three sheets of paper
and also a pencil about three inches long. A '
5. As for my German, I will take that along with me.
6. To any of the members of the Junior Class, I be-
queath all my test and examination grades providing they
do not iight over them.
Signed and Sealed this 28th day of May, 1909.
Erma Tnom-nan. I
I, Mr. E. H. McDermott, of Creston High School, in
the city of Creston, County of Wayne, State of Ohio, being
ina delirious state and a remarkable memory, and consider-
ing the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life, do here-
by make, publish, and declare this to be my last will and
1. I order and direct that my fellow schoolmates shall
pay all debts incurred by myself only 3 and that they shall
suffer all my due punishment in accordance with Sec. 2, L.
5976, forbidding the defacing of desks.
2. That after all aforesaid expenses shall have been
paid, I give, devise, and bequeath my last fond remnant
One German, for a good cause, to Mr. Hon. William
E. Heichel, executioner. -
And my remains are to be sent to the Laboratory of
Anatomical Research with the hope of Ending the " Missing
Lastly, I appoint Mr. W. E. Heichel as Executor of this,
my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills
by me made.
In witness thereof, I have hereunto subscribed my
name and affixed my seal, 'the 42nd day of Septobemjune-
sky, in the year of our Lord ten thousand, seven hundred
No witness. E. H. MCDERMOTT.
1, Helen Cole, of the High School of Creston, County of
Wayne, and State of Ohio, feeling weak in both mind and
body as commencement draws near, and not wishing to
have any unnecessary anxiety as to the disposition of my
educational assets, do make this, my last will and testa-
ment, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
i 1. I desire that all my just debts, rising from the said
commencement be paid as soon as possible after my gradu-
2. 1 give and bequeath to my schoolmate, Bertha
Smith, of the Junior Class of 1909, all my German Text
books and Geometry, which I think she will appreciate and
make good use of in her coming Senior year.
3. I give and bequeath to Gladys Stuckey, my Alge-
bra to aid her in solving life's problems.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and
seal this 31st day of April in the year of our commence-
ment, 1909. , HELEN Conn.
I, Ruby Allen, of Creston High School, City of Creston,
County of Wayne, State of Ohio, being very changeable in
my notions, and considering how uncertain this life is, do
make, publish, and declare this to be my last Will and
1. I bequeath to the little Sophomore lassie, Miss Leaie
Keeney, the right to take my place as Elocutionist in the
school for the next two years, and hope that she will pass
it on to some one else as deserving of it.
2. I bequeath all the rest of my earthly possessions to
my schoolmates, and if there is not enough to go around,
let them be divided. '
Lastly, I nominate and appoint Miss Maude A. Parme-
lee the sole Executrix of this, my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my
name and aliixed my Seal this 3rd day of June, 1909. '
. Signed, Run! M. Annan.
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Annual Board EDITORIALS
E. H. MCDERMOTT, T0 Boom Creston
RUBY M. ALLEN,
HELEN E. COLE,
PAUL E. MATTESON,
MILES H. BENJAMIN,
Assistant Business Manager.
To the Public
The Creston High School Annual should be
in every home in Creston.
This work shows what can be done, when
earnest efforts are devoted to it-not only for
self, but for the good of the surrounding com-
We have profited, we think, by the mistakes
of others, we have continued the custom estab-
lished by the Class of '08g and, we' hope our
Juniors will continue to follow in the same strain,
which is a credit to all concerned.
A perusal of the contents of this book will
convey to the reader some idea of what we have
been doing in our High School.
The Class of 1909 has spared no time, labor,
or expense in the production of this Annual.
We wish YOU to take notice. This volume
is a complete change-not only as regards size
and shape, but as to contents also-from Vol-
ume I. Volume II has been enlarged to 36 pages
and changed to book' form-an improvement
over its precedent. The cover page is original
with the class of 1909 and speaks for itself.
The whole interior has been, as it were, remod-
eled, the ads. appearing in the backg and the
advertising section surely speaks well for the
business men of Creston. Another half-tone
has been added. The Board of Education, so
closely connected with the school, deserve a
place among our pages.
On the whole, do you not think it an eifort
on our part? We think that we have well put
to the test, our motto-" Impossible-Un-Amer-
Why not a Greater Creston?
Time was when the territory on which the city of Cres-
ton now stands was waste land 3 but it was soon cleared and
we are now enjoying the privileges granted us on this spot.
Every town and city in the State of Ohio is growing
and bettering their existing conditions, and "how do they
do it?" we ask. We say, " by modern improvements and
the efforts of wide-awake citizens."
In this day and age, marked improvements are going
on all about us, but if we are not up to the "call of the
times" we derive no benefit and " lose out."
You often hear, in regard to improvements, the follow-
ing: "Oh, it is too much expense. I haven't money to
burn." But is not such an expenditure all - for your good,
as well as the surrounding community? It places you on
the list of enterprising citizens and you are esteemed by
your neighbors and friends. Then, why not do something
Creston, while it has grown wonderfully in the last
25 years, has had nothing, comparatively speaking, to stim-
ulate its growth,
Now, it behooves Us to encourage the growth of this
little city. How shall we do it? Just a xnornent.
New, modern improvements are marks of prosperity.
The pavement, on one street only, has helped wonderfully
toward bettering and improving this city, and at the
same time, increasing the value of property. Recently,
much more attention has been paid to the beautifying of
Creston. And have we not received bounteous returns for
But why do we stop?
Creston has a bright future. With her three railways,
shipping facilities are beyond comparison 5 and with new
manufactures, population must increase.
Listen! We refuse a grant to a power and light com-
pany. Nothing attracts and presents an up-to-date appear-
ance, as does a good lighting system.
And, why do we not encourage new manufactures?
They are a credit to any city, and a growth of population
And we even refuse a competing telephone company a
franchise, when it is readily seen that conditions would be
Simply because we are afraid to undertake the risk, or
open our pocketbooks.
Instead of refusing, shelter them and give them a
,Make Creston attractive and beautiful. We have
reason to be proud of Creston, and it should have, to-day,
2000 inhabitants. '
But, let us change our ideas, and We will see a change.
Let 2000 be the cry.
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The Class of '09 suggests: 1
That all examinations be withheld from now on
That the school board shall provide for a Week's
vacation every 20 days.
That the fire alarm be sounded every day in the
Week, or at any other time that the janitor shall see
That the Principal's Favorite Class be given a
card of thanks for its punctuality and obedience.
That theJuniors make "their points " clearer
to the Principal. 1
That the Sophomores be refreshed by breakfast
after Wm's. first call to get awake.
That Kirschner take less cold air treatment or
run a cultivator through his voice.
That since Kirschner feels like a " fiech," to go
take a swim.
Prayer of the Sophies.
Dear Seniors, to whom we look, hallowed be thy name, thy victory
won, thy instructions filled, we kindly ask you for your aid.
Give us this day a little more courage, and forgive us our sins and we'll
forgive yours, too. But lead us not into a scrap, but deliver us from all
that, for thine is all glory and power and hunky-dory. Forever,
Yespthe Seniors are your shepherds, you cannot doubt itg they make
you to go where'er they will, they restore your courage 5 they lead you in
their path for their namesake.
Yea, though you get into all kinds of scraps and fights, you should fear
no harm, for our Principal shall stand by you, her bluffs and her tongue
shall comfort youg you should be prepared for a scrap while in the presence
of your enemiesg you should anoint your head with blood, while in fear they
run awayg surely vict'ry and success shall follow you through all the days
of your school-life, and you shall be deserving the degree of SENIOR forever.
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Wit and Humor.
"Laugh and the world laughs with you: weep and you weep alone."
Mr. H. fto wise Juniorsj " Don't be so slow, you folks!"
Miss P. Qin Cicero classy " Where is your verb, Clifton?"
Clifton "Oh, it is coming."
Mr. H. Cto Sophsl " This is a 'poky' class."
Mr. K. " Let me see: Daisy, what's your name?"
Daisy Why, Pm Hazel's sister.
Miss P. Qto English Literature classy "Class, when did
Miss P. " Yes, that's right-it's getting up in our time."
Miss P. l l ? etc.
Our ages are secrets. Q
Another revised edition of Watson's Spelling Book is to
be published soon by Hon. Ray Burkholder. Although he
has not wholly adopted the T. R. code, it is, in pronouncia-
tion only, a departure from this code. New words to date:
a-gin again his favorite word
substracting extracting his 'special' in Algebra
a-ginst against another one
Mr. H. Qin Algebra on Monday morningl "Let's get awake,
Paul, that's the first thing."
Mr. K. " Do you catch on?"
Helen T. lin Ciceroj "On account of the size of their an-
Miss P. lto Frank throwing retiections with mirrorl
"Frank,Ido wish you wouldn't think of such childish
Mr. H. Kto Ray BJ "Ray, please come forwardf'
Wonder if William is starting a reformation.
Earl B. lin News reportl "the second army 'corpse' of
Turkey." - D
Miles B. Qwhile reading in English Literaturej "green
lovers" for green leaves.
Mr. H. "Don't clap your hands. Thats a relic of the
H Dark Ages."
Two Sophies have a new way of writing words, but it
happens to be girls, this time-think of that:
"Q,uanities"-for use in Algebra.
The young Freshies were laughing, as usual, at 0. After
all was quiet, Norris, the bright lad, laughed out quite loud,
to the displeasure of Mr. K., for ,he firmly said, "O, Norris,
let's have no more such cacklingfi -
Gladys treading aloud in General Historyj "frygate.'i
LClass laughsl. Mr. H. "Gladys must have been thinking
of her breakfast ofqfried eggs."
Miss P. Qto Ruby in Ciceroj "It's the little things that
A Senior's smart answer to the "leading question of dis-
cussion in the Victorian Age" was Unebular hypocrisy."
Mr. H. ito Ivan in Algebral "Keep your eyes on the
Miss P. "Clifton, I would like to know how much time
you put on your Latin, about that much BQ' 0."
Mr. K. U Well, Gladys, I guess I ought to know you."
Miles B. lin Historyj. " Philadelphia is on the Connecti-
Miss P. Ltalking about the Sophsj. " Those people need
SO much attention."
Mr. H. lin Algebral " Can you explain the 41st problem,
Mary ? "
Mary. ' " Eh? " lClass lauglisl.
Mr. H. " Never mind Mary, she just awoke from her
Miss P. Qin Eng. Lit.j " Paul, don't get your dates
Ruby A. " Pittsburg is in Russia."
Mr. K. Qin Geometryj " What is an a-poth'-em ?"
Mr. H. "These problems are stingers."
"A meridian runs through the center of the earthf ' -Soph-
Miss P. Qin Eng. Lit.j " Edgar, when did Scott live?"
E. H. "Time of Elizabeth."
Jane Austin's noted work, " Sense and Sensibility," was
renamed by ' Bird ' who, upon being asked the name of the
book, readily responded, " Sense and N onsensef'
Mr. H. Qin Algebral " Remember, diligent study will ac-
complish great things."
Mr. H. Qin General I-Iistoryl " Helen T., what was the
Spanish Armada? " Q
Helen. " It was a ship seven miles long audi"
Mr. H. "Hold on, Helen. Class, do you believe that
Ruby. " Whenever you want to find out anything, just
ask the Sophiesf'
Gladys. "Well, you can't find out anything of the
Gladys. "Because they don't know anything."
And Gladys ought to know for she, herself, is a Soph.
Poor Sophs-they cant help it.
Miss " Miles, tell of the style of George Eliot."
Miles. " It's metrical in style."
Miss P. " Rather poetical. What does it mean, Miles?"
Miles. "One that has meter." ,
Mr. H. Qto Frank, who was talking quite loudl " Look
out, Frank, that's hard on your vocal organs."
Charles, alittle Sophomore, one day asked of his neigh-
ber: " How much is 6x7 ? "
Miss P. " How rnuch Dickens have you read? " L
Listen to this. It's from a bright Sophomore's pen:
" The Solar System is what all time is 'reconed' from."
Mr. H. " Wake up, Gladys, I tell you to get awake."
Miss P. ito seniorsj " Don't wait to be told-to come to
the class."-after some hesitancy.
Wit and Humor.
"A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the best of men."
" Babies" is 'run wonn. Miss P. applied the name to the
Sophs and it is, indeed, fitting and proper. 'Twas thus:
One day they were very annoying and after several futile
attempts to quiet them, the principal dryly remarked: "Oh,
well. the babies must play."
Helen T. treading in American Historyy. "Seward was
made Secretary of State and thereby put that impulsive
statesman under bonds not to do anything to 'embrace' his
Mr. H. " Here, Helen, we don't want any of that here."
Ray S. fin Gen. His.y "William was fatally injured."
Mr. H. " What does that mean 'I "
Ray. " He never got over it."
Mr. H. Qto Sophsy "One of the best things to do would
be to get our eyes open before we come to class."
Paul M. fin Eng. Lit.y " Keats was buried in the minis-
ters cemetery, and went there for his health."
Miss P. lin Germany " Ralph, come to lifel We will give
you time to recover, you can't think now."
Mr. H. lin Literaturey " In Shakespere's time they had
Some things are sad indeed, but--as little Dudley Z.
was gazing at a pretty classmate, it was very sad to him
when he was reminded thus:
" Turn around herel I guess you can keep your eyes oil'
ol her for a little while." '
Miss P. " 1t's one thing to have a thing right, and to
know it's right is another."
Mr. H. " Boys, better get to work. We don't want
some of you to rust."
Miss P. ."People can't be popular unless there is some
cause for it."
Mr. H. Qto Soph boys entering class roomy " Faster,
boys, faster, or I'll be up after you and help you in."
Mr. H. Qin Eng. Lit.y "Helen, what is a monologue?"
Helen C. "A dialogue with only one person talking."
Mr. H. "Tomorrow we will have an 'old-fashioned
love feast'-then look out."
Mr. H. " Keep down to 'mother earth'-don't hold your
head too high."
Mr. H. Qin Grammar classy " Paul, what's the plural of
Paul. " Brethren-in-law." '
Mr. H. Qin Civics classy "In what district do you live,
Emma? And Helen, too."
Helen C. " I don't know."
.Bird and Miles lin unisony " 20th."
Mr. H. " Why you do live in the same one, don't you,
Miles. "Blamed right, I do."
Mr. H. " Edgar-The Missing Link."
Mr. H. lin an address to the Sophs in particulary "Re-
member, it's the height of ill manners to read somebody
else's letters. You know what they say about 'eavedrop-
Don't be too stiff. It don't pay.
One day the fire-bell rang. As previously requested, all,
but one-a girl-went down two x two.
Mr. H's. view: " I tell you that person will have a tough
time of it, if she goes through life, alone."
Mr. H. lin Algebray " Melvin, you cau't tell me that you
don't know where you got that X. You are dreaming."
Mr. H. "--that 35 days. Why that is nearly a month."
J UN IORS.
Bertha-the lonely flower of the desert.
Boys-too numerous to mention.
Actually the slowest class that everientered High School.
But we hope they will "come to life" and speak for them-
selves next year.
S SOPHOMORES. '
Gladys-the Secretary and leading lady of the bunch.
Only 17 in number--but they will make their mark in
the world, may be. '
A miscellaneous bunch. Have learned all about Latin in
one year. But one good word of advice-" Keep down to
mother-earth, don't hold your head too high."
-W. E. Heichel.
Heap big man. Call 'Bill.' Like much fun. Tease
much. He once boy. Still boy. Know boy much.
Ze lady know greatness. She speak all ze languages,
very ease. -Count Dickustd.
Biggy boy. Have a little clock. Make much noise with
mouth . -Sammy Dommick.
Prim 'frau. Have a foine voice.-Hans Weniehurst.
Tall lady. Walks far g good for her complexion.
, -John Bull.
Newee teache. Alle right.-"Ching."
Pretty little miss. Accomplished lady.
Maid from Japan. Carries stick and makes much noise.
J. C. Sho-Tingo.
Rings bell. Makes much hot. I bane want yob.
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On the third Friday of the months
of May and September
to display our High School colors-
Old Gold and Brown.
"Oh, where am I, what shall I do? "--the faint pitiful,
cry of a girl.
Max Rudolph was standing on the docks, gazing stead-
ily at his newly-equipped yacht which was being, made
ready for his departure to the i lands along the coast of
Maine, when suddenly he heard a cry, and turning, his gaze
met that of a beautiful girl.
"Could you please direct me to the Williams Hotel?"
" Why certainly," said Max, " but if you care to wait a
few minutes I shall be going that way and will accompany
" Thank you."
" Just wait a minute until I get a few papers out of my
yacht, I must take them to my attorney. 'You may aswell
step aboard and rest yourself while I .search for them," he
added, and with this they both went aboard.
" Excuse me a few minutes," he .said, and departed.
She at once began to view the magnificent interior and was
quite absorbed with the handsome carvings, when she be-
gan to realize that nearly two hours had passed, and step-
ping to the window-lHorrors.l the yacht was in motion.
Beatrice Wherry, the daughter -of a wealthy manufac-
turer of Patterson, N. J., had come to New York with her
brother Clarence, where they were spending a few days of
sight-seeing before departing for Ellsworth, the summer
cottage of Mr. Wherry's business partner, John Barrington,
and which was situated along the coast of Maine. And
while Clarence was busy preparing for their departure, Be-
atrice wandered away from the hotel and 'twas then she
met Max Rudolph.
But while Beatrice was examining the interior, the
tricky Max had started the boat which was now far from
Max Rudolph was a man of nearly 27 years and was
very commanding in appearance, eloquent in speech, but
ofa very deceitful character. His greed had always been
for money, which he secured under false pretencesg and at
this time he was preparing for a cruise to the summer re-
sorts of the wealthy in Southern Maine, where he hoped to
fleece ready money from their sons of fortune, when this
beautiful girl came under his paw.
" I can use her most advantageously," he thought.
"Even if a poor girl, she could serve me in many ways, but
if a rich girl, luck will surely be in my favor, for I could
hold her for ransom."
But in the meanwhile Beatrice upon discovering the
motion of the yacht, at once began to seek Max for an ex-
planation. But to her disdain all doors were locked. She
began to call but her cries seemed to be drowned by the
noise of machinery. At last she sat down in despair, won-
dering what Clarence would think of her not returning to
the hotel. But when Clarence, upon questioning the clerk,
had learned that she had not returned since her departure
in the morning, he became greatly alarmed and set out in
search of her. He had almost given up all hope, when in-
quiring of a boatman on the docks, he learned that a girl
answering her description had boarded a yacht.
" That little Dewdrop has been gone for two hours,"
spoke up an old skipper, "and she was certainly a dandy at
cutting the waves, too-"
" The Dewdropl " exclaimed Clarence. " Why, that is
Rudo1ph's boat. 'What direction didthey take? "
" She was headed north by east," said another.
"Can any of you inform me as to Where I can secure a
fast launch? " he asked.
" Don't know of a one," said the skipper, but there's a
coast steamer leaves here within an hour that will get you
into Portland at 6:30 a. m."
Clarence decided that if his sister was aboard the Dew-
drop that she would certainly be headed for northern wa-
ters, as he remembered distinctly that Max had said, hav-
ing just been expelled from college, that he intended to
go north into Maine in the summer.
Clarence at once decided to go on this boat as it would
not put him out of the way any, for he was to meet George
Barrington at Portland.
George was the son of Clarences fathers business part-
ner, and these two were close college chums.
Clarence spent the night- in anxiety for the safety of his
sister, for if she was in Rudolph's hands he ,didn't know
what would become of her, because he was such a villian.
On his arrival at Portland, he found George waiting at
the docks, for he had received Clarence's C. D. Q. just a
little while before. Clarence explained his early arrival and
told George his sister's plight. They at once Went aboard
Georgeis boat, The Rainbow, which he made ready for the
immediate search of the Dewdrop. All day they plied the
coast of Maine with no success. They stopped at every
summer resort and hailed all passing vessels, but no one
could give them information concerning any boat resemb-
ling the Dewdrop. Toward evening they sighted a small
island, to which they immediately steered. Upon coming
closer, a boat was seen leaving the island. George steered
toward this boat with the hope of gaining some information
concerning the Dewdrop. Upon nearing, George signaled
to it, but instead of receiving a reply, the boat sped swiftly
away, but not before the boys had recognized the boat as
the Dewdrop. They gave chase at once without apparently
gaining an inch. As both were swift boats, Max was quite
able to hold his own, and fearing that they would lose him
in the growing darkness, the boys put 011 more speed with
the hope of overtaking him, but nearing the Massachusetts
coast they ran into a dense fog, so thick that even the
searchlights were of little value, and they soon lost sight of
Beatrice was aroused from her deep thought by the ap-
pearance of this deceitful Max. She at once demanded an
explanation for this outrageous deed, and what his inten-
tions were, and where they were going. She told him that
he must take her back to New York where her brother,
Clarence, would be waiting for her. At this Max smiled
and asked her name.
" Beatrice Wherry," she replied.
"Wherryl Why so much the better, and you're the
sister of Clarence, who was implicated in my expulsion
from college. You're a good girl to give me this chance to
even up with Clarence."
Beatrice protested that she mumbe taken back to New
York at once. But Max left the room without replying.
Beatrice began to sob in despair. She did not know what
he would do with her. A steward entered, but she refused
to eat. She was shown to her room, but she could not
sleep. She could entertain no hopes of escape, or rescue,
for Clarence did not even know where she had Went. But
finally, exhausted, she fell asleep and did not awake until late
in the morning. She was refreshed by partaking of break-
fast for she had not eaten anything since being aboard. She
no longer saw Max, but reading matter was brought to her
which she somewhat enjoyed. Late in the afternoon, din-
ner was brought to her, during which time she was ignorant
of Clarence's attempt at rescue.
Max toward evening had put in at this island for fresh
water, when upon the approach of the Rainbow, he was
forced to leave hoping that his identity would not be dis-
covered. But he was surely recognized as the Rainbow
gave chase. In the hope of losing his pursuers he put on
full speed and steered southward, and much to his pleasure
his boat held its own until dark. When he encountered the
fog, much to his luck, he was able to evade his pursuers
He was just complimenting himself on his wise judgment
and was again heading north when his boat struck some-
thing, and seemed to be badly damaged. He was able to
make out the dim outline of a rocky coast of an island from
which he attempted to free his boat. He succeeded in re-
leasing the boat and again headed north. But he soon
found that his boat was leaking badly. All efforts with the
pumps seemed helpless. He at last displayed the danger
signal which was seen by the Rainbow, who at once went to
the rescue of the helpless Dewdrop. Max discovering this
boat to be that of his pursuers left the ill-fated Dewdrcp,
and set out in the only boat. George succeeded in rescuing
Beatrice and the crew. They proceeding at once to Ells-
worth, where Beatrice made sport of her being kidnapped
and how George rescued her. Max was never afterward
heard of. '
Mister Dooley says:
" Whiniver annybody offers to give ye somethin'
f'r nawthin', or somethin' f'r less thin it's worth
or more f'r somethin' thin it's Worth, don't take any
chances-yell f'r a polismanf'
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Adelle Tenney Maude Parmelee H. J. Klrschner Florence Ewing Sylvia Griswold
Rosa Houts W. E. Heichel, Superintendent Edna Zeigler
Board of Education.
F. M. Sulliger T. S. Zuver W. R. McDermott, President Dr. J. W. Irvin W. K. Bechtel, Clerk
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have what you want and th p i I ight
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Wholesale and Retail
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Real Estate, Loans and Insurance.
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The season of 1909 finds the most
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Hardware, Cutlery, Stoves
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Stoves, Lawn Mowers,
Linoleum, Paints, Oils, etc.,
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Contractors and Builders
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The Buckeye Concrete Co.
Manufacturers of all kinds of
,Building Stone, Porch Steps and Piers, Chimney
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Special work made to order.
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Creston Volunteer Fire Company
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