Creston High School - Annual Yearbook (Creston, OH)

 - Class of 1909

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Emma Troutman Page 15 w l Zlgiglz Sclpml ztrnllmenk Seniors- 1909 Official Organization Ralph W. Jordan, President Paul E. Matteson, Vice Pres. Ruby M. Allen, Secretary Helen Cole, Treasurer Hazel Tuttle Miles H. Benjamin Helen E. Tuttle Edgar H. McDermott Q Juniors- 1909 Official Organization Ray Steiner, President Clifton Houts, Vice Pres. Bertha Smith, Secretary Earl Bechtell, Treasurer Scott J ohnson Earl Steiner Timothy F. Simmons William Wilkinson Oscar Fetzer Sophomores- 1909 Official Organization Carl M. Jordan, President Frank A. Troutman, Vice Pres. Gladys Stuckey, Secretary Susie Cole, Ass't. Secretary Paul Heichel, Treasurer Eloise Jordan Ada Williams Ivan Elliott Roy Burkholder, Melvin Smith Leafie Keeney Margaret Wells Ray Burkholder Daisy Tuttle Charles Schlegel Fred L. Aby Mary Zehner 5 Freshmen- 1909 Official Organization Harley Coffey, President Merle Tuttle, Vice President ' Helen Sulliger, Sec. and Treas. Dudley Zuver Eva Nye Norris Overly Harry Laremore Howard Knepp Lake Johnson Neal Schlegel Karl Wells Adrian Baum Ray Kelsey ClarenceWhonsetler Jennie Coulter Nettie Notestine Gladys Harris 4 1 5 1 W 1 4 1 ..J

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Page 14 A Handiul ofhCompliments. ----- V . " Say John, do you remember the Annual that the Class of 1908 published?" fl -,A , , 9 ' , ' Q' 1 Q Q Q " 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? DI " 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 fudge, too." " 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. service? " " 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." . H . . . l,...1....i.. ...Big Pow:Wow... 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. Paris. France. " That will do for them, all right." "Yes and they surely had a good janitor that night, or -i-" " 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 their colors." " 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. -Jn: f , A WWW W VAVfAW

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, Page 16 Creston. 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- vately owned. 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 Sterling. 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 Henry Geyer. 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 score. 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 by fire. 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- 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 complete: ' 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. AM .Y - 41- --J

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