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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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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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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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