Creston High School - Annual Yearbook (Creston, OH)

 - Class of 1909

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Page 19 Suggestions. The Class of '09 suggests: 1 That all examinations be withheld from now on until 1925. 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 fit. i 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, THE Sorx-Is. To Juniors. 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. Aman. -m...A........ mn..- , mn.- ,,,, ,H 4, -...aj

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-. ....-..,.1-gg Page 18 Annual Board EDITORIALS E. H. MCDERMOTT, T0 Boom Creston Editor-in-Chief. RUBY M. ALLEN, Local Editor. HELEN E. COLE, Secretary. PAUL E. MATTESON, Business Manager. 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- munity. 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- ican." 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 worth while? 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 the expenditure? 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 is sure. And we even refuse a competing telephone company a franchise, when it is readily seen that conditions would be bettered. Why? Simply because we are afraid to undertake the risk, or open our pocketbooks. Instead of refusing, shelter them and give them a chance. ,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. ll2000.l7 ' i L I ..- -

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Page 20 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 Carlyle die?" Class "1881." Miss P. " Yes, that's right-it's getting up in our time." QClass laughs.1 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: Lesson I NEW onn 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?" Favorite phrase. Helen T. lin Ciceroj "On account of the size of their an- cestors." Miss P. lto Frank throwing retiections with mirrorl "Frank,Ido wish you wouldn't think of such childish things." 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 count. H 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 signs." . 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- cut River." 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 Morning nap." Miss P. Qin Eng. Lit.j " Paul, don't get your dates mixed." . 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- omore-of course. 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 yarn?" I Ruby. " Whenever you want to find out anything, just ask the Sophiesf' Gladys. "Well, you can't find out anything of the Sophies. ' Ruby. "Why?" 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. -l- -'

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