Downingtown High School - Our Year Cuckoo Yearbook (Downingtown, PA)

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THE CUCKOO I COMPLIMENTS t t I ARTHUR T. HESS ! | J Don’t Overlook | the fact that saved Dimes soon amount to Dollars j Why wait until you are older before starting an account with us? j Now is just the time ■ 3% Interest Paid on Savings Accounts Compounded Semi-Annually ! j The Coatesville Trust Company ? WELLS WALKER ! ! I i ? Lumber and Coal | i Lime, Sand, Cement and Building Materials I ! DOWNINGTOWN, PA. I i | NICK BROTHERS j j TOBACCO CANDY SOFT DRINKS j PEANUTS POP CORN I SHOE SHINING HAT RENOVATING I ! I | EAST DOWNINGTOWN, PA. [ _______________________________ jTHE CTJCKOO Lowney's and Schraft’s Chocolates And a New Spring Assortment oi • Keg- U. S. Pat. Off. “Name on Every Piece.” lov j'feys Chocolate Bon-Bons. JOHN H. DAVIS East Downingtown Schaft's Fine B x Goods ! ! Soda Water j Ice Creaon j Cigars and Tobacco j If your eyes have troubled you during the school term have them attended to before school opens again and see how much easier your studies will seem. Howard B. Sides, Ph. G. Druggist and Optometrist | Opp. P. R. R. Station Bell Phone 43J and 131 DOWNINGTOWN. PA. AVOID THE RUSH j Place Your Order Early for Home Dressed Poultry I Fresh and Salt Meats j OUR OWN MAKE I Sausage and Scrapple j B. TWEED |Compliments of Furlong and Wharry MEATS AND GROCERIES THE HUB Featuring Kuppenheimer Clothes J SUITS MADE TO ORDER I Coatesville, Ra. {THE C UCKOO The New Meat Market 139 W. Lancaster Avenue { A full line of } MEATS PROVISIONS I E. B. Maclntire Bell Phone 71M I i : C. N. Speataan i S Son GIVE US A TRIAL ? i Wholesale Dealer in | j School i • j j Supplies i I ? t j • j { 137 Lincoln Highway • I I I Coatesville, Pa. | Victrolas and ColumbiaTalking Machines 1 RECORDS AND SUPPLIES | Also Popular Sheet Music and Music Rolls ? We would be pleased to serve you Hutchison Bros. Rexall Store 1858 1920 COSTUMES For Plays, Operas and Pageants and ACADEMIC CAPS AND GOWNS Of a superior excellence supplied on rental basis. Booklet sent on application WASS SON PhiladelphiaTHE CUCKOO CONTENTS Senior Page ..................................... Autograph ........................................ Senior Cuts ...................................... “Her Graduation Dress” ........................... “Concerning Goats” ............................... “Marjorie’s Originality” ........................ “Sweet Sixteen” .................................. “Those Seniors” ................................. Poetry .......................................... Editorials ...................................... News and Exchanges ............................... Full page of Photographs ........................ Eighth Grade ..................................... Class Notes ...................................... Jibs Sports Jokes PAGE (i 7 8-14 IB 16 17 18 11) 20 21 22 23 21 25-27 [ 27 28-81 32-33 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Baen’s Barber Shop.............. Baldwin’s Restaurant ........... Bareford, Mark H................ Barrett, Win. M................. Biles, Albert .................. Blechman’s ..................... Coatesville Trust Co............ Cohen’s, Louis I)............... Davis, John H................... Dolbey's News Agency ........... Downingtown Board of Education .....................3rd Downingtown National Bank 2nd cov Manufacturing Downingtown Company Downingtown Motor Co.......30 Furlong Wharry ... Faulk’s ................ Garman’s Jewelry Store Hess, A. T............. Hess’ Restaurant ...... Hub Clothing Co........ 39 Hutchinson’s Drug Store .......... 1 36 Lilley’s Ford Garage ..............35 36 Lorgus Co.........................37 40 Myers Bicking ................. 40 40 Maclntire’s Meat Market ........... 4 40 Nick Brothers ..................... 1 1 Nichols, Joe ....................2nd cover 37 Parke’s Barber Shop ............. 34 2 Perry’s Shoe Store .............. 39 34 Sides, Howard B................... 2 Swank, Josiali ................... 3 Speakman, C. N. Sons ........... 4 Travaglini, A.....................39 Tweed, L. B....................... 2 Trunk, W. J.......................36 35 Trunk, Chas. F................... 38 -37 Temple, Horace F..................38 3 Walbert, J. Frank ............... 38 39 Weldin, John 1.................... 31 3g Wills, J. Hunter ................. 38 I Wass Son ........................ 4 34 Worral, Harry ....................4th cover 3 Wells Walker .................... 1 cover er 2 !THE CUCKOO ®lip (Jllaaa nf Nineteen Srnniireit uhnentg Motto: No Crown without Labor Colors: Garnet and Gray Floiver: Jack rose (Elasa GDffirrrs President J. Harry Haines Vice President - Stough Noll Secretary - - Margaret M. Bray Treasurer - - Mary E. EppehimerTHE CUCKOOTHE CUCKOO ANNA TOWNSLEY. Basketball (3). Class clay. Commercial. Little girls should be seen, not heard. CHARLES CAIN. (“Cainie”) Basketball (4). Track (1) Football (5). Baseball (l). Captain of basketball and football. Sports editor of Cuckoo. I ain’t got nothin’ but Jean, my Jean. Say, where’s me hat and me coat. ARUNDEL LINEINGER. (“Isic”) Basketball (1). O. G. A. member. Commercial. Happy as a robin, Gentle as a dove, That is the sort of child Every one will love. PAULINE SlARNER. Senior editor for Cuckoo. Commencement. Classical. And still they gazed And still the wonder grew That one small head Could carry all she knew.THE CUCKOO !) MARGARETTA MAHAN. (Taugora II) Class play. Commercial. Margaretta is a cheerful little maiden who always looks on the brig’.it side of everything Lately she has been interested in learning how to get a marriage license. We wonder why. STOUGH NOLL. ("Stuff”) Vice-president of Senior Class. Football (l). Class day. When e'er you see this senior You shall know him by his talk. Slang he scarcely ever utters, Straight and proper is his walk. MARY BICKING. Class play. Classical. She was ever fair And ever proud, Had tongue at will And yet was never loud. ANNA HOOPES. (“Hoopsie”) 10 THE CUCKOO OLIVE J. MILLER. (Olive John) Business manager of Cuckoo. High school reporter to Archive. Treasurer of Victrola Fund. Salutatorian. Classical. She does not believe silence is golden. J. HARRY HAINES. (“Jake”) President of Senior class. Manager of basketball. Basketball (2). Track (3). Baseball (l). Football (3). Class day. Classical. Jake believes in unity and although the class does not always agree with him, we are still together. KATHRYN B. HESS. (Kay) Business manager of Cuckoo. Basketball (2). Class day. Classical. Be “Sharp Be natural But never be flat. CLARA V. SNYDER. (Frae Clara) play. Classical, our perspective nurse, will have to some of the loquaciousness or—we pityTHE CUCKOO 11 MARY EPPEHIMER. (“Eppie”) Treasurer of class. Literary editor of Cuckoo. Valedictorian, Classical. Dignified, diligent, duteous—best of all dependable. MARY BANE. Class play. Classical. ‘Tis not my talent to conceal my thoughts. LEONA LIGHTCAP. (“Lee”) O. G. A. member. Class play. Commercial. And oh the dreams, the dreams I dreamed. We hope that some time Leona’s dreams will tome true. HELEN McCORMACK. (Sherlock Holmes) Class play. Commercial. How hard for her to keep Counsel.12 THE CUCKOO OLA GOOD. Commercial. Class play. A quiet lass, but a “Good” one. JOHN K. HOFFMAN. (“Hoffie”) Baseball manager. Class day. Classical Behold one of the leading agriculturists of Chester county in the future. MYRTYLE GOOD. (Myrt) Basketball. Class play. O. G. A. member. Commercial. True to her manner she is good in everything she undertakes. Although the smallest member of the class, Myrtle has officiated faithfully as Mr. Moyer’s private secretary. ANNA WHARRY (Anne) Basketball (3). Class play. Commercial. Come and dance it as you go. On the light, fantastic toe.THE CUCKOO 1 :i DOROTHEA M. MOORE. (“Dorrey”) Secretary of Literary Society. Alumnae editor of Cuckoo. Commencement. Classical. Of her friends there are a “Powel”-ful many, Her foes—Are there anv? JOHN W. POWELL. (Jack) Football (2). Basketball (2). Manager of football team. President of Literary Society. Classical. John is filled with greed. Verily, filled to overflowing ; always wanting Moore. Moore. Moore. ESTHER M. AX. (“Pete”) Classical. Class play. A maid that’s little, but most entrancing; for she “Hath-a-way.” MARGARET BRAY. (Peg) Editor-in-chief of Cuckoo. Secretary of Senior class. O. G. A. member. Class day. Commercial. A hearty friend, a comrade true If she has faults, they’re very few.14 THE CUCKOO EDITH MILLER. (“Edie”) Basketball (3). Class play. Commercial. Captain of basketball. “Sister,” she’ll be to all of them, and loving, fickle a bit true, Rather inclined round her fingers to wind, say, a dozen or two. MABEL LEWIS. (M’Eppie) Class play. Classical. My tongue within my lips I reign, For who talks much, must talk in vain. tLTHE CUCKOO 1 5 IScr (graduation Hrraa Esther Gee, ’23. Mary, the daughter of Jacob Murry, lived in Thortonville, a small town in New York State. Her mother died when she was born and she had lived with her father in a small house in that town ever since. At the time this story opened Mary was a girl of 18 years of age. She was to graduate that spring in the high school at Thortonville. She had worked hard to go to school, because they were poor and her father had to work every day, so as to get enough money to let her go to school and to keep the two in clothes and enough to eat. The time was drawing near for Mary to graduate. When she thought it over, (she was worried because she didn't have any new dress and she knew her father couldn’t afford to buy her any. The following weeks that Mary went to school were sad ones for her. She heard all the other girls talking about the dresses they were going to buy. Some were going to get crepe de chines, some Georgette, some satins and many other kinds. Mary knew she couldn’t afford to get any of these. She did not want to go in her last summer’s dress, which was white lawn, because it had been washed many times and was hardly fit to wear to a commencement. When Mary had first started in at high school she met a boy who was in her class whose name was Jack Tal-madge. He was a very rich boy and all the girls were crazy over him. He was polite and manly and liked all the girls, but as soon as he had seen Mary with her dark brown curls and blue eyes he decided that he liked her best of all. As the time was drawing near commencement time Jack saw that something was troubling Mary. So the night [ before commencement he asked her if he could take her home the next night. She hesitated, but finally said “No,” because she told him she was not coming. He asked her why, but she only said she didn’t want to go. But Jack guessed what was keeping her away from it. Jack’s sister Isabelle, a girl the same | age as Mary, had died the summer before. She had been invited to a party and had bought a new party dress of 1 pink crepe de chine. She never wore the dress because before the party came she took diphtheria and died. No one had seen the dress but the Talmadge family, so Jack decided to ask hi'i mother if he could have the dress to I give to Mary. Mrs. Talmadge was a 1 kind-hearted motherly woman. She did not like to part with her daughter’s dress, but as she knew that it would make Mary happy, she told Jack he could have it. That same night Jack found a box and put the dress in it and took it to Mary’s house. He put it on the porch and then knocked on the door and hid behind a lilac bush. Mary came to the door, but only saw a large white box on the porch. She took it into the house and opened it. There was a note inside of it which read: “Please accept this gift from a friend who will never tell from whom it was sent.” Mary was delighted and after consulting her father she decided to Tceep it. She went to the commencement the next night and Jack took her home. In after years when she graduated from college she wore the pretty pink dress. I although she never knew from where I it came. •D.H.S.-1G THE CUCKOO (Emtrmunn (boats “We shall now,” she said, “have a reg- i ular supply of cheese.” “Has Biggs got it at last?” I asked in amazement. Biggs is our grocer; that is to say, he is the man who always has what we don’t want. “We shall be independent of Biggs,” she assured me. “I am going to make our own cheese from goat’s milk.” “Where are you going to get the milk ?” “From our goat, of course.” “But—” I commenced feebly. She waved me to silence. “Oh, yes; we have!” she said. “I bought it this morning and it’s coming tomorrow. I felt I must do some war work” “Where are you going to keep it?” I ventured to ask. “In the garden, of course, stupid,” she said. “I strolled to the window and surveyed the proposed home of the goat. I had seen the garden before; but it was easily forgotten. Knowing nothing of goats, I could not say definitely that it would be satisfied. The lawn was smooth, and plainly visible to anyone not standing upon it. The flowers, too. were nice; there seemed to be one of each, and a fern. “You see,” she said; “we shall just tie it to the tree, and—and that’s all.” “But do you know how to make cheese?” I inquired. She waved a slim volume at me. “I have learned this by heart,” she said. “It tells you everything.” As I handed back the book there came a rattle and a thump at the door. Impulsively she ran to open it. “The cheesemaking outfit I ordered,” she explained. On the step I saw what appeared to be a staggering mass of earthen and enamel ware of all shapes and sizes. By dint of hard staring I made out the cap and boots of the boy behind it. When he handed me the bill I stared harder still. She cooed gently of unlimited cheese, while I paid the bill. When I reached home the next day the goat was in full possession of the garden, but showed no signs of being unduly puffed up about it. It sat by the tree to which it was tied, gazing at the lawn and giving vent to an occasional laugh. It was a sardonic-looking animal. and its name was Juliet. “Have you milked it?” I asked. ------♦D. Her reply was vague. “I don’t think it’s been used to a woman’s milking it. so I left it for you,” she said. “I’ve got everything ready for the cheese, and here is a milking pail.” I sought out Juliet, who rose and bowed. I came closer and she bowed lower still. I thought her a polite goat. Then I put my hand upon her and my idea of her manners changed. She came forward somewhat abruptly, and. fearing to startle her, I stepped backward ; she did likewise, and I advanced again. We repeated the movement. “What’s it to be—a waltz or a polka?” said my neighbor’s voice from across the fence. Juliet laughed outright. But she was a goat with decided view, and she assured me by the variety of means at her command that I did not fall in with her idea of Romeo. I returned to the house to find her waiting among the cheese outfit. It took up most of the kitchen. She held out eager hands for the pail. I explained the situation. “She is not used to us yet,” I said, “and I thought that it would be unkind to milk her by force.” The next morning we awoke to find that Juliet had broken loose. However, she was still there, and so was the garden, only most of it seemed to have gotten into the goat. I retethered the cheese-provider and during the next few days Juliet and I had several interviews, but we seemed fated to remain strangers. Juliet knew an infinite variety of steps, and my neighbor—who alone seemed to derive any pleasure from the interviews—said she ought to be a ballet goat. On the evening of the third day she remembered Jones, who is great on goats; in fact, he has recently written a popular pamphlet on them for distribution by some department or other. I hunted up Jones, who strolled ba k with me while I explained the situation “Goat, eh?” he said. “Good investment nowadays. The milk makes fine cheese.” I took him into the remains of the garden and introduced him to Juliet, who received him with signs of respect. “Now,” I said, “tell me if there is any reason why I shouldn’t milk that goat.” Jones looked at the goat and then at me. “None whatever.” he said “except, of course, that it’s a he-goat.” f.S.- -----THE CUCKOO 17 fftarjurfe'a GDriginality Mary Bane, ’20. Marjorie Carter was disgusted with everything and everybody. She was tired of being only one-third of a girl, and being dressed like her other two sisters, even to the color of the shoes. Her mother was a very kind woman, and she took pride in dressing her three daughters alike, because they were triplets and looked so much like each other. Marjorie liked to be different, and even when she was small she declared she hated to see her image every time she turned around. She got along fairly well until she started to high school Then her patience was tried every day. because she was taken for her other sisters and had to take all the punishment for the whole three, although she was the quiet one and the other two were very mischievous. But she kept striving on through all the torments and punishments which her two sisters should have received, and the end of the fourth year found her salutatorian of her class. One evening about the middle of April, when she came home from school, she found a letter from her Aunt Tabitha, who lived in California, saying that she would send each of the three girls a graduation dress. This gave Mar jorie much pleasure, for she thought to herself that for once she would not have to wear a dress like her two sisters, for Aunt Tabitha would hardly think it nec-esssary to get all three dresses alike. For the next three weeks Marjorie enjoyed life and anxiously waited for the dresses to arrive. A few days before the dresses came she received a letter saying that their aunt was coming to see them graduate, and she had decided to take one of the girls back home to live with her. Of course, each one started to gather her things together, to try and look her best, and Marjorie looked eagerly forward to seeing her dress. At last they came; but, oh 1 what a disappointment for Marjorie, for there in the box lay three white ruffled organdie dresses, as pretty as a picture, but all three alike. She was so disappointed that she could not eat any supper, and went up to her room to study without her usual cheery word for the family. But although Marjorie tried hard to study, she could not concentrate her mind; and at last, closing her books, gave herself over to thought. She sat thinking for over an hour. Then, suddenly jumping up, she exclaimed: “I’ll do it; that’s just the idea. But there’s no time to lose.” Then she went downstairs and played the piano as loudly as she could until bedtime. The following weeks were busy ones 11 the Carter home, and no one noticed that Marjorie was seldom around. At last commencement day arrived and everything was bustle and hurry The girls’ dresses were laid side by side on the bed in their room. When it came time to dress. Aunt Tabitha, who had arrived the day' before, said she would help them. And Marjorie asked if she might go to the spare room to dress. Her request was granted and, gather ing up her belongings, she ran to the room. She dressed so quickly that she was ready before the rest and was waiting quietly in the hall, with her coat on when they came down. At last the exercises had begun and it was Marjorie’s turn to appear. And she wondered what her mother and aunt would say when they saw her, and if Aunt Tabitha would be very cross. Fot she did not have the white dress on, but a very' pale pink, so pink that it looked white, of some fine, silky-looking material. It was trimmed with ruffles and she looked very pretty as she stood on the platform. But her mother was astonished and declared it was not Marjorie, while her aunt only smiled. Somehow she finished and retreated, feeling that she would never see California. When the commencement exercises were over and the family were going home not a word was said concerning her dress. But when she reached home and removed her coat her mother demanded an explanation. Then she told her mother how tired she was of being only a third of a girl, and how she thought one evening of a plan for being dressed differently for once in her life, if never again. She said she happened to think of that piece of goods, which her mother had used in making the lining of a new silk quilt about a month before. It was not very suitable for this, but as there was not enough material to make three dresses. she had decided to use it for this until some time when she got something Continued on page 3518 THE CUCKOO filter! £ txtmi Mary Sener, She was a young girl of the ’teen age, living in Bridgeton, N. J. She had blue eyes, fringed with long lashes, and as merry and twinkling as the stars on a very dark night. Her hair was yellow and hung in long curls down her back. But all this is not as important as her name, which was Marjory Lee Brown. At this age you know it’s most exasperating when you put your hair up and lengthen your skirts, to hear someone say: “Hello, kid! Come out and play ball.’’ And something inside of you makes you want to go; but then you suddenly remember you’re 'sixteen,’ a young lady now, not a tomboy. If you want to gain the boys’ respect you must refuse. Marjory had a twin brother, Tom, who was as much a favorite with the girls as Marjory was with the boys Torn went to many parties, and always took Marjory with him. However, the seldom returned together. Tom always accompanied some other girl home, while Marjory was escorted home by one of her many gentlemen admirers, but more often by Jack Riggs. Now, Jack was Marjory’s beau, and a very nice one at that. One of those slow and easy ones, but, nevertheless very faithful and loving. He bought her books and flowers, and never forgot to remind her of her birthday with some little remembrance. But, like all lovers, they had a quarrel Jack went to a party to which Marjory was not asked, and took another girl home. Marjory thought it mean of Jack to go when she was not asked; but why shouldn’t he have a good time? She refused to see or have anything to do with him for a month, which nearly broke his heart, and Marjory’s, too. She said he ’22. should be the first to speak; but finally Marjory’s mother showed her that she was in the wrong, and the quarrel was soon patched up. The next year Tom and Marjory finished high school and looked forward to going away to school together. But autumn found Tom with a scholarship at Yale, and Marjory attending Bucknell. Now, Jack Briggs also graduated from high school with Tom and Marjory, but he started in business for himself, that he might be ready for Marjory when she came out of college. It happened that Marjory’s roommate at college was a girlhood friend of Jack’s, and she could not say enough about him. All this tended to make Marjory jealous, although her roommate declared they were only friends. One day Tom came to visit Marjory, but found she was out of her room. In the meantime he was well entertained by Bessie Jones, Marjory’s roommate, and found her to be a pleasing companion. When Marjory returned she introduced her brother to Miss Jones, which wfas hardly necessary, for they had already introduced themselves, and Tom was very much smitten with Bessie. After this memorable visit to Bucknell. Tom, accompanied by Jack Briggs, often turned their footsteps in this direction. They were invited and went to all the dances and social events of the i school. School was to close the 29th of May. and commencement followed shortly. They decided that June 20 would be a nice time for a double wedding, after which Marjory would be Mrs. Jack Briggs, of Bridgeport, N. J., and Bessie would be Mrs. Thomas Brown, of the same place. ■D.H.S.. (§ur Fmtr Ifrara Leona M. Lightcap, ’20. I remember, very clearly. When we entered our old high How the other classes giggled. And we sat and looked on shy. But that was the first day only. Bolder and more fresh we grew. When the Sophomore class we entered Less foolish tricks we’d do. Then the third year, we were Juniors, (Most of us, I mean to say) Then we acted more like students And proud we grew each day. Now we’re called “Smart Seniors” By other classes in school, i And would not think of breaking i Our strict and rigid rules.THE CUCKOO 19 Shuar s rnuira I. H. Haines. ’20. I. I know a preacher’s daughter Who hates to go out in the rain. But just as love will have it. She will go anywhere with Cain. Edith’s thoughts are in the South, Where the sun with all its luster Shines on a bright young laddie Whose name is Hallan Usher. John Powell’s a sturdy lad, Who would wander from land to land Just to get in Dorothea’s sight And hold her willing hand. While speaking about Dot Moore, Her face, always garlanded with mirth, Looks up into Johnnie’s face, Says: “You’re the only one on earth.” Clara is always laughing, Who in play is sometimes scrappy. Why ever should she worry, As for that, she’s always happy. Pauline is our chief giggler. Who giggles all the time. Throughout the corridors at school Those giggles ever chime. Olive’s always studious. Who lingers in the church lobby. She'd give up any other thing To get in touch with Dolby. Arundel is very anxiously Waiting for school to expire. That she may never work again Is her only one desire. The brightest one in our class Is Mary Eppehimer. The way that she has studied Has made her an oldtimer. The night was dark and gloomy, Mary Bane was wandering far. Out peeped a shining little star, Said: “Oh, how fat you are!” II. “Shine, Mister Sun. In de bright blue sky.” Stough’s a-singing. And his voice am high. “Breezes am blowing. And de skies am bright.” Leona’s ne’er hungry. And likes much to fight. “Once in the dear, dead Days beyond recall”— Margaret smiles as George’s eyelids fall. “Just a song at twilight, When the lights are low.” Says Kay to Harlan: “Why do you have to go?’’ “Still to us at twilight Comes love’s old song.” Hoffman, sighing, said: “Those four years were long.” “Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind?” Should auld Myrtle be forgot, Her basketball days sublime? “For Auld Lang Syne, my friends, we meet,” For days of auld school facts. We’ll have a thought for Hathaway As well as Esther Ax. “In the sky the bright stars glittered,” On the “roads” the pale moon shone And ’twas from the ’lummi banquet Arthur had seen Mabel home. And for bonnie Mary Bicking I’d lay me down and dee. And when Gordon goes to visit, She’s all he wants to see. Now our school’s most over, Vacation’s drawing nigh, Won’t Hoopsey be happy? I’ll say she will. Oh, my! III. Life is like a red. red rose, Was Ola Good’s first slogan. When she is not studying, She’s thinking of her Logan. In our class there is a girl, Margaretta is her name; Writing poetry is her delight, Which soon will win her fame. Anna Townsley’s our live wire. Mother finds her hard to keep. The only time that she is good Is when she is asleep. Helen McCormick, my friends, Brightness and quietness combine. Helen stands third in our class — Her work—teachers say—is fine. Hail! here’s to Anna Wharry, A busybody galore. She’s just full of talk and talk From her head down to the floor. 4c All the world am sad and weary. Eb’rywhere we roam. As when we leave dear old high school, S’like leaving our home.20 THE CUCKOO JffarrmrU. EL iS. Jfarrutrll Margaretta Good-by, dear old D. H. S., Oh, how we hate to leave thee. ’Tis very sad for all of us, Especially—for me. But you will stand for many years, Tall and stanch and grand; Ready to take each wild youth And make of him a man. You have labored with us faithfully For four long, weary years. You inspired us with duty, And calmed our petty fears. We all have tried to do our best Since that grand, glorious day We chose our standard colors, The Garnet and the Gray. -------♦D.t A. Mahan, Well always strive to be true blue To our Alma Mater dear; We’ll always remember our high school days When Alumni time draws near. The saddest time at last is here, When we must leave our friend. May it always be as it is today, A friendship without end. We are very, very sorry For the pranks we’ve played. Won’t you forgive repenters, Although we’ve trouble made? Now, as our last long echo rings Down your great, long halls, Remember your grateful children When 1920 calls. ------ Jflasljuuitmt Mary E. Sener, ’22. When Washington was a boy He liked all boyish fun, He was good at riding horseback And better still with a gun. He was noted for his honesty And indeed the stories tell, Of that episode on horseback Which every child knows well. How before he'd eaten breakfast, He took his mother’s horse Which, while struggling to unseat him, Died, before it had run the course. His mother was heart broken, For the horse was one worthy of pride But she said. “I’d rather you told me about it, Than someone else to say that you lied.” The legend of the cherry tree, Which we have heard before, Is a symbol of his truthfulness, But stands for nothing more. As a soldier in the army His courage was unsurpassed, When others were forced to leave the field He was among the last. And so he went on through life, Until made commander-in-chief, He gave the colonies liberty And put them on their feet. When this great deed was accomplished And we needed a helping hand, He was again pressed into service And was proclaimed President o’er the land. After this, his greatest triumph. He returned to his home to dwell. And at his death all people grieved. For he had served his country well. D.H.S.- dibit Last night we lay a-dreamin’. We dreamed a dream so fair; We sat in Biles' studio, Before the camera there. We heard a man’s voice sayin’, In tones so sweet and smooth, These vain attempts to make us seem beautiful, forsooth: “Now, miss, just make yourself comfortable. The picture must he natural, don’t you know. Now! Just lean forward a little—sit farther on the edge of the chair, please. Now, raise the left eyebrow a wee bit—oh. miss, the right ear is showing! There—just point QJbat the nose a little more toward the ceiling—yes, that gives one an angelic mien Do you know, you have just the type of face we photographers delight to focus on. Now, droop the right shoulder to the left, please, and place the forefinger upon the right cheek—that gives a touch of coyness. There! School’s out. Yes, you can get them on Thursday.” And, now, the scene was changed, The sweet, low voice had ceased; We stood with proofs within our hands. And, heavens!—don’t tell us we look like that!!!The Cuckoo Vol. II Dovvningtown, Pa.. June, 1920 No. 3 MARGARET M. BRAY, '20, Editor in-Chief KATHRYN B. HESS. '20, It,- ,, OLIVE MILLER. '20 Buslness Managers WILLIAM PERRY, 21, Associate Editor JSADORE BLOOM, '21, Asst. Business Manager MARY EPPEHIMER, '20, Literary Editor CHARLES CAIN, '20, Athletic Editor WALTER RAUDENBUSH, '21. Exchange Editor DOROTHEA MOORE, '20. Alumni Editor MARVEXIA MILLER. '21, Joke and Class Xotes Editor GLADYS CRISMAX, '21, Art Editor R. B. TAYLOR, Faculty Advisor Published periodically by the students of the Downingtown High School Price. Regular Numbers, 20 cents All advertisements and other business matters should be addressed to the Business Manager. AU REV0IR Another year has passed and the time has come to make a survey as it were of our past years work. The first question that comes before our minds is, “Have our efforts been rewarded; was the year a successful one?” Before answering, let us stop to consider in what ways we have succeeded and failed. It was our hope to be able to put forth four issues yearly instead of three. Every thing seemed to tend toward this aim until it came time for our second issue. Due to illness on the part of some of the members of the staff and chiefly the printer our second number came out almost a month late, so in this way we failed. The size of our paper was not as large as we would have liked to have it. In reference to this I will refrain from using that old excuse, “Good goods come in small quantities.” I will simply say, we cannot publish material that we do not have. Stop and think if you have done your part and handed in an article when you were asked to do so. But after the rain, the sun shines again, so let us turn to the bright side. On the the word of our readers received through exchange and local opinion, the Cuckoo is a paper we need not be ashamed of. If it has not surpassed last years record it has at least come up to it. In two ways we have advanced further along the line to perfection. We have added an Art Editor to our staff, enabling us to print a few cuts. And second we have made the final issue a purely Senior number. So looking back we can justly say. “Our efforts were not in vain, and our year taken as a whole has been a successful one.” The staff wishes to share this success with its readers and to thank the people of the town, the faculty, the students and anyone who has helped in any way to make the Cuckoo a success. If you took an ad, handed in an article, bought or sold a copy, you helped. We thank you again and ask you to support the Cuckoo in years to come as well as you have done in the past. ------♦D.H.S.- ------- HAPPINESS Happiness is a quality imagined by many but possessed by few. True it takes imagination but it must be accompanied by that liberalism of characteristic which gives the personality its natural coloring. Keep your Blue Bird in sight, when that small mascot escapes from your vision then you are in utter discontent. Do not hesitate to help others, it will lead you on in the right direction. At life’s intermission line up your misfortunes against happiness—the sight is marvelous for the latter acts as a solvent of the former. -----♦D.H.S.- ------22 THE CUCKOO The students sadly missed two of their teachers, Mr. Taylor, who was home ill with the mumps, and Miss Hensor, who was also ill. We were glad to see them once more on Monday, May 3 On Friday morning, May 7, the High School was favored by a number of selections given by Mr. Johnson, a pupil of Professor Lenard. It is hoped that we may hear from him again in the future. Time is flying and the High School is a center of action. Every one is doing their utmost to complete the year in one grand finale. Teachers are hand ing in reports and making out examinations. Pupils are studying as never before in order to pass those finals they all love so well. Everything is crowded into the eleventh hour. Because of the large amount of work on hand the Downing Wills Literary Society held their last meeting for the year. On Tuesday morning, Mav 11, the Juniors held their class day. The girls came to school dressed as little children, with their hair in ribbons and pinafores, while the boys wore overalls. Friday evening, May 14, tbe Juniors gave the Seniors a reception. After a banquet served bv the ladies of the Lutheran Church, the following program was rendered: Vocal Duet, Pearle Chamberlin and Glady s Crisman Recitation .............Gladys Crisman Male Trio, Charles Pollock, Elmer Schrump and Willard Rindlarb play—“Too Much of a Good Thing” Characters: Virginia Clark William Perry Catherine Deets Elmer Schrumpf Evelyn McKinney Isadore Bloom Pearle Chamberlin Esther Eppehimer Grace Ranck —♦D.H.S.- -— May 24, the Seniors leave on their trip to Washington. They will visit many interesting places and return on the following Thursday. It is hoped they will have a pleasant trip. ■D.H.S.- izxrliangpH The Oriole. South High School, Pittsburgh. We are with you in your “Come Early Campaign.” Can find nothing lacking except a contents sheet. Also received: The Quill, Media High School, Media. Tech Tatler, Harrisburg, Pa. U. D. H. S., Upper Darby High School. The Vista, Greenville College, 111. M Unite, Mount Union High School The Garnet and White, West Chester High School. Mountain Echo, Altoona High School. Old Kennett, Kennett High School Maroon and White. Uniontown High School, Uniontown. One of the best. Orange and Blue. Millville High School, Millville, New Jersey. The stories surely are prize winners. The other departments are also well written and interesting. The Vidette. Lancaster High School, Lancaster. We like the spirit in your editorial, “To Our New Arrivals,” and the poem, “When My Little Ship Comes in,” is delightful.jAOGHTY — NAUGHTY t tWAftoT)' iv Smde ■ C oSSi VcT I Trtfc- jCTf N | EftSlU . JOhNNY 24 THE CUCKOO EIGHTH Class Limerick, There was a young fellow named Bayard, Who went to his job feeling tired. He waited for Carp, But his Foreman was Sharp And the next day he got fired. Another brave student named Caum, Once found a big Bolshevik bomb. He received such a scare, He jumped high in the air. And he started right home to his “mom.” Carl Smith was a fellow quite rash. Who always went of? in a dash. He was so fond of trees, That whenever he’d please, He’d go out to look for an Ash. A stylish young dandy named Broadt, Saved up all the notes the girls wrote. He said, “Some fine day From the platform I’ll sway And surely give women the vote.” Said George Kacy, “It’s all to the good,” As he went for a walk in the wood. " 7'wecdle-dee, T weed le-dum Here’s some double-mint gum.” And soon he was chewing his cud. Our class has plenty of fats, Who never go without hats. There’s Warren, Irene, And John, too, you’ve seen Who have plenty to cover their slats. —►D.H.S.- — The Eighth Grade, which will be our I Iigh School Class for 1924. now number forty pupils. The majority will enter our High School. Some will move away during the summer, and enter other schools. We are sorry to lose our classmates. Our class has shown a good class GRADE y Emily Mercer. spirit and has given money freely when asked for contributions for different enterprises. —• •!).H.s. « — For the art evhibition in February we sold 101 tickets and handed $25.25 to the Entertainment Committee. As our prize, we received Anton Mauve’s “Autumn.” This picture now adorns our schoolroom. When the “Wishing Ring” was given in Downingtown. our class sold $21 worth of tickets. During the entire year the class raised money and purchased a fine clock, which we donated to the school. The Grammar School Advancement Exercises will be given Friday night, June 4, in the Auditorium. It is the fifth year for these exercises. An interesting program is being prepared. The class will dramatize “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” The principal characters are (.1) Ichabod Crane—Leonard Caum; (2) Katrina Van Tassel—Gladys Sharp; (3) Brom Bones—Maurice Broadt; (4) Hans Van Ripper—Bayard Hoffman; (5) Herr Van Tassel—John Kerr; (6) Mrs. Van Tassel—Marian T weed. Several interesting musical numbers will be rendered under Miss Cover’s direction. Teacher—“Warren, give a description of Brom Bones.” Warren—“He rode a horse with the devil in him.” George Foreman—“Daddy, give me a nickel.” Mr. Foreman—“Why, George, you’re too big to he begging for a nickel.” George—“1 guess you are right. Dad. Make it a dime.” ------♦D.H.S.- ------- Coatesville High has the "Red and the Black.” West Chester the “Garnet and White.” A number of papers Cut various capers, But the “Cuckoo’ ’is equal to “Life.” ------♦D.H.S.- Far from It—Dark Wayfarer—“Does I know where de fo’th Nat'nal Bank is? V hy, boss, I don’t even know where is de first nat’nal bank?”—Life. Dangerous—“What makes Carol so disliked?” “She got the most votes for being popular.”—Chicago Daily News.THE CUCKOO CLASS SENIORS Anna Hoopes: (telling of tragic end of Garfield) “He suffered much on account of his assassination.” Edith Mller: “What’s the translation of the Latin inscription on this ring ?” j Harlan: “‘Faithful to the Last.’” Edith: “Oh. Harlan! And you told me I was the first.” “Pete” Ax: (Three years from now) “What, you don’t like these biscuits? Why I made them out of a cook hook.” Hathaway: "Oh, I’m not contradicting you. This one tastes as if it were made from the cover.” Harry Haines: (in French class) j “The more I study these verbs, the less I know.” Miss Lattelle: “Evidently you must’ve j studied very hard last evening.” “Kay”: “Did you notice that young j man sitting near us in the Opera House last evening?” “Dot”: “That good-looking curly- headed chap with a gold tooth in the ; back of his mouth, who wore a brown suit and a knitted tie. No; why?” (Surely nobody can say that “Dot” hasn’t an eye for details.) Leona Lightcap became so shy at the Alumni Banquet that once she was j found even trying to hide under the i table. Fortunately she was discovered in time so that her mad plan for concealment was never carried out. Miss Philips: (in Senior History) | “Speaking of dog licenses, what other kinds of licenses are there?” Margaretta Mahan: “Marriage li- cense !” (Ten minutes later Margaretta asked how one goes about obtaining a mar- j riage license. That looks as if she meant business. Look out, boys; this is Leap ! Year.) Johnny Francella is so fond of ani- j mals that he carries birds and turtles | around promiscuously in his pockets. Mr. Moyer: (colliding with Dorothy in the hall) “Did I hurt you, Miss Moore ?” “Dot”: “No. Mr. Moyer.” Mr. Moyer: “I’m so sorry.’ (What did he mean?) Anna Wharry: (Talking about Bas- ketball) “Don’t you think ‘Lovie’s’ fast? She catches nearly every ball which comes her way.” Grayson: “Oh, Love’s fast enough to catch anything.” NOTES Clara Snyder: (gloomily) “Do we end today’s lesson with ‘Carbolic Acid’.- ” Mr. Taylor: “Well, Clara, that is a good antidote for gloom.” Johnny Francella: (in Phoenixville restaurant) “I thought you called this ‘spaghetti soup,’ but I fail to see any spaghetti.” Waiter: “Well, over there’s a man who’s ordered ‘cottage pudding,’ but you don’t expect us to serve a cottage with it, do you?” (This retort so dumbfounded Johnny that he actually kept quiet for five minutes.) Harry Haines: (after someone had made a suggestion in class meeting) “That’s what I thought, but I couldn’t think of it.” “Peg” Bray: (in music class) “I’ve often heard a serenade, but never under my window.” Johnny Francella: “Huh! I get serenade under my window every night— by cats.” For a long time we have wondered what causes Margaretta’s typewriter to do such queer stunts. By dint of much perseverance and watchfulness on the part of our “detectives” the dark secret has been discovered: “She feeds it wood alcohol!” JUNIORS Carroll: “Do you believe Shakespeare wrote all those plays lie’s supposed to have written?” Grayson: “I don’t know; I never thought about it, but when I die. if I’m fortunate to go to Heaven. I’ll ask him.” Carrol: “Suppose he’s not there, then what ?” Grayson: “Oh. well, then you ask him.” Certain Juniors were so affected by seeing “The Prince of Tin-Pan Alley” that afterwards they had to take a “prince” of a joy-ride in a “Tin-Liz.” It’s a fortunate thing the “movie” wasn’t called “Ten Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” else these Juniors might’ve been inspired to go diving in the Brandywine. “Is your watch going, Charles?” asked Esther sweetly, as she stifled a yawn. “Yep,” answered Charles. “How soon?” Harlan Sharp: “An alliance is an agreement between two persons for26 THE CUCKOO some purpose. They promise something, too.” Miss Philips: “Aren’t you thinking of matrimonial alliances ?” Harlan: (surprised) “Why, of course; what other kind would 1 be talking about ?” Gilbert Haran must be in love, as he’s wearing his hair parted in the middle. Who is she, Gilbert? Virginia Clark: “Banana skins lying on the sidewalks cause many accidents.' (Was she speaking from experiencet) Willard and Elmer may have their faults, but they sure are wizards when it comes to getting cars out of ditches. Ask Esther and Pearl—they know. Miss Lattelle: (in French class) “Is ‘chicken’ masculine or feminine?” Grayson: “Well, I know lots of feminine ‘chickens’.” Grayson Johnson: (in clothing store) “I’d like to see a pair of trousers to fit me.” Clerk: “So would I.” “Simple Simon” has been looking down-hearted lately. Many people are wondering if “Marjorie Daw” has been maltreating him. Miss Latelle: “Are you thinking?” Carroll: “Sure.” Miss Latelle: (from force of habit) “I can’t hear you.” Our “donkey,” Geraldine, has taken another step toward civilization. The other day “it” made “its” appearance in class adorned with flaxen curls and bonny red ribbon. We grieve to say that Geraldine still has a “horse” voice, but we live in hopes that this defect will come right in the future. John Cahill: “Am I familiar with classics? Well, if you could see the way I pitch them around in my desk you wouldn’t ask such a question.” Emma Boyce: “I wonder why men lie so ?” Francis Tweed: “Because women are so inquisitive.” Charles Hertle: “How would I write my name if I were divorced?” Miss Lattelle: “Why, Charles, you’d go back to your maiden name.” Miriam Weimers shows promise of being a great musician, especially as a violinist, as she likes to “bow some” (Bowsum) already. —••D.H.S.1 — SOPHOMORES Emma Boyce: “Cooksie, you should be able to see through your father.” Alice Cook: “Why?” Emma: “He’s transparent." Alice: “You’re simple.” Emma: “Isn’t he ever cross?” r lice: “Yes, but what are you driving at ?” Emma: “Well, ‘traits’ means cross, and her’s your parent; so he must be ‘transparent’.” (My, how those Latin fledglings love to flaunt their knowledge.) Miss Lattelle: (,in English class) “What’s a homonym of ‘hue’?” Charles Pollock: “Isn’t there one meaning a young goat—or something.?” Miss Latelle: “No, Charles; that’s ‘ewe’ (you).” Alice Dolan: “I wonder where all the pins go; there’s never any here.” Paul Snyder: “I can’t keep track of them either. They’re always pointed one way and headed another.” Mr. Taylor: (to Emma Boyce, who was talking at a great rate) “Why don’t you take violin lessons?” Emma: “Why?” Mr. Taylor: “It would give your chin a rest.” Miss Lattelle: “Has anyone noticed the awkward grammar on that signboard near the bridge?” Charles Pollock: “I don’t go home that way.” Miss Lattelle: “Haven’t you ever passed that signboard?” (P. S. Why did both Esther and Charles blush adorably?) —•••D.H.S.- - - “FRESHIES” Alton C: “Everyone says I have eyes like my father.” Beauford: “Yes; you’re ‘pop’-eyed.” Bill McFarlan: “Where’d you get that blue ribbon?” Clifton W.: “I went to a dog show, and a lady pinned it on me.” Mrs. Mitchell: “Why are you writing so fast?” Wesley Shubert: “I’ve gotta hurry; the ink might get all.” Miss Lattelle: “Give the word “detail” in a sentence.” Eearl Sullivan: “I hit the dog on detail.” Joe Huggins: “I see they’re having terrible floods in France.” Marian M.: “Impossible!” Joe: “Why impossible? Everything’s possible these days.” Marian: “Because in France the water is always Teau’ (low).” Paul Ezrah might not like cigars, but he sure does like “Ash-es.”THE CUCKOO 27 Louis Black: “What kind of a dog’s that?” Floyd Crisman: “That’s a Victory Houud.” Louis: “What’s the big idea?” Floyd: “Notice his bobbed tail?” Louis: “Uh huh.” Floyd: “Well, that dog gave until it Miss Philips: “America was discovered over 400 years ago.” Louis Black: (admiringly) “Gee, but you’ve got a great memory!” “What’s wrong with Ezrah’s head?” !‘Oh, he and Walt Townsley were trying to see who could lean farthest out the window and Ezrah won.” A terrific noise was heard in the library recently, but on investigation no reason for alarm was found, as it was caused by Louis Laird’s falling asleep. A soliloquy by Paul Ezrah: “1 wonder if Rome was burned with fire.” Several of the Freshmen boys treasure a lock of curly hair among their possessions. Probably this accounts for the disappearance of a bit of Helen Love’s tresses. Mrs. Mitchell: “Beauford, if you want to talk, keep quiet!” Miss Lattelle: “It seems as if some of you people can’t read except in a mumble. Natalie, you read, and for goodness sake, open your mouth!” (Does Miss Lattelle think we’re ventriloquists, that we can read with our mouths closed?) Elizabeth Brogan: “Don’t you think soup making is thrilling?” Marian Davison: “Well, it is rather ‘stirring’.” —•-D.H.S.- — •D.H.S.- JIBS Wanted: More truck breakdowns—Base Ball Squad. Some advice—Wesley Schubert. More automobile rides—Pearle Chamberlin. Less conceit—Willard Reindlaub. A trouser-pressing outfit—Carroll McClure. Good positions after graduation— Commercial Seniors. Some originality in hairdressing— Sophomore Girls. A new swagger—Beauford Johnson. To be called angelic—Charles Pollock. A mirror for certain Junior boys. Less “filibustering” in History— Charles Cain. Something to drink—Johnny Fran-cella. Things We’d Like to Know: I f the martyrs in arithmetic class really know what they don’t know. How Beauford manages to meet Sara Baen going home from school. Who Alice Cook’s friend is? Why Myrtle Good took such a sudden interest in the baseball game when Earle Garrison came to the bat. Why Anna Wharry was so anxious for the Seniors of Coatesville High and Downingtown High to go to Washington in one party. Why Emma K. likes to gaze at Louis Knauer. Why Julia Greth groans when she walks (better keep away from the sliding-board, Juila; it’s dangerous). Famous Sayings Heard in French Class on Days Dedicated to Classics: “I forgot we had classics today.” “I thought we had the next page.” “What’s the meaning of that word; I forgot it.” “I studied the same lesson we had yesterday.” “I couldn’t find my book, so I’m not prepared.” “I wasn’t here yesterday, so I didn’t know what to study.” “I couldn’t get any sense out of that lesson,” etc. etc. Things That Will Never Happen: An undignified Senior class (?). Catherine Deets not giggling. Isabelle Hall keeping quiet for five minutes. Mar vena Miller not blushing. Hugh McDevitt not writing poetry. Everyone exempt. John Powell not using puns. John Cahill having all his lessons prepared. Senior English class not being too indefinite. Francis Tweed not in company with the ladies. A short Virgil assignment. Emma Hilton grinning. -------►U.H.S.- ------- -••D.H.S.-THE CUCKOO 28 SPORTS D. H. S. 49, Columbia H. S. 31 January 17, 1920. The Columbia High School team suffered defeat at the hands of our varsity team on the home floor by the score of 51 to 31. The line-up follows: D. H. S. Positions Columbia H. S Francella.....Forward ........... Lynch Bloom..........Forward .... Morariety Sharp..........Centre ........ Bittner Haines..........Guard ........ Mussor Cain............Guard .... Burkeholder (Captain) Field goals: Francella, 7; Bloom, 3; Sharp, 2; Cain, 6; Lynch. 4; Morariety, Bittner. Mu.sor, 2; Burkeholder, 2. Foul goals: Francella, 13 out of 23; Lyn h, 11 out of 19. Referee—Curry. D. H. S. 39, Phoenixville H. S. 23 January 22, 1920. Our varsity team journeyed to Phoenixville and defeated the high school team by the score of 39 to 28. D. H. S. Positions Phoenixville. Francella.......Forward .. Messinger Bloom...........Forward .... ShafferTHE CUCKOO 2!) Sharp.........Centre .......... Williams Haines........Guard ............. Austin Cain..........Guard .............. Gross (Captain) Field goals: Francella, 8; Bloom, Sharp, 4; Haines, Cain. Referee—Rabby. D. H. S. 31, Brown Prep. 23 January 2:5, 1920. The Brown Preparatory team, from Philadelphia, was defeated by our varsity team on the home floor by the score. 31 to 23. The line-up follows: D. H. S. Positions. Brown Prep. Francella.....Forward .......... Wiggins Bloom.........Forward ________ Robinhood Sharp.........Centre ............. Frick Haines........Guard ............ Rocford Cain..........Guard ............ Gilbert (Captain) Field goals: Francella. 6; Bloom, 2; Sharp, Cain, Wiggins, 2; Robinhood. 2: Frick, 2; Rocford. Foul goals: Cain. 9; Wiggins, f . Referee—Rabby. D. H. S. 21, P. Y. C. 18 January 30, 1920. The second game with the P. Y. C. team ended in favor of the high school. This was a hard-fought game and the score was tied several times through the 40 minutes of play. The line-up: D. H. S. Positions P. Y. C. Francella.....Forward ............ Davis (Captain) McClure.......Forward ........R. Davis Sharp...........Centre Remans Haines...........Guard Hughes Cain.............Guard Weiler Substitutions: Hertle. Field goals: Francella. 3; McClure, Sharp, Davis. R. Davis, Hertle, 2. Foul goals: Cain, 11 out of 21; Davis, 10. Referee—Curry. D. H. S. 28, Rothsville H. S. 30 January 31, 1920. Our varsity team traveled to Rothsville. where they left a score of 30 to 28 in Rothsville’s favor. The first half of the game our boys were under a handicap of a small floor and Rothsville walked away with 23 points to our 9. However, in the second half of the game our boys came back strong and showed them first-class basketball. Our team scored 19 points to our opponents’ 7. The line-up follows: D. H. S. Positions Rothsville Francella.....Forward ........... Landis Cain...........Forward Biskerfer (Captain) Sharp.........Centre Stauffer Haines.........Guard Leeking Garrison......Guard ............. Zook Field goals: Francella, 4; Sharp, 2; Garrison, Landis, 4; Biskerfer, 2; Stauffer, 3; Zook. Foul goals: Cain. 14: Biskerfer, 14. D. H. S. 48, Phi Sigma Kappa 28 The Phi Sigma Kappa team from the Franklin and Marshall College, of Lancaster. suffered defeat at the hands of our team by the score of 48 to 28. The line-up: D. H. S. Positions Phi Sigma K. Francella....Forward ........... Weant McClure......Forward ......... Wittier (Raudenbush) Sharp........Centre ........... Snyder Haines.......Guard ........... DeHaven (Garrison) (Carpenter) Caiti .......Guard ............. Kline (Captain) Field goals: Francella, 5; McClure, 3; Sharp, 5; Haines, Garrison. Carpenter. 4; Cain. W eant, 5; Wittier, 2; DeHaven. 2; Kline, 3. Foul goals: Cain, 9 out of 9; Wittier, 4 out of 0. Referee—Moran. D. H. S. 26, Roman Catholic H. 17 February 0, 1920 The Roman Catholic High School team suffered defeat at the hands of our fast varsity team on Friday evening, February 6, on the home floor. The line-up: D. H. S. Positions R. C. H. Francella....Forward ........... Boyle Bloom....... ..Forward ........ Vivial Sharp........Centre .......... McNally (McClure) Haines.......Guard ......... Dougherty Cain.........Guard ............. Gaten (Captain) Field goals’ Francella, 4; Bloom, Haines, 2; Vivial, Dougherty, 3; Gaten. Foul goals: Cain, 12 out of 18; Gaten. 7 out of 15. Referee—Moran, D. H. S. 23, D. A. S. 25 February 9, 1920. A large crowd witnessed the game between Downingtown High School team and the fast Downingtown allscholastics on Tuesday evening, February 9, 1920. At the end of the first half the score was----------High School pulling on the long end. Throughout the second half the score was in favor of the High School. Finally, within about two minutes things:0 THE CUCKOO went bad for us, and the final score was 25 to 23, with Downingtown A. S. on the top. D. H. S. Positions D. A. S. Francella......Forward ....... Yeager Bloom..........Forward ... Raudenbush Sharp..........Centre Frain Haines..........Guard Myers Cain............Guard Charles (Captain) Field goals: Sharp. 2; Cain. Raudenbush, 4; Frain, 3 ; Myers. Foul goals : Cain. 16 out of 23; Charles, 9 out of 21. Referee—Moran. D. H. S. 40 Narberth H. S. 25 February 12, 1920. On February 12, 1920, our varsity basketball team defeated the strong Narberth High School team, at the Fire House, by the score of 40 to 25. The line-up: D. H. S. Positions. Narberth H. S. Francella......Forward......... Dickie Bloom..........Forward Jenkins (McClure) Sharp..........Centre Ward Haines..........Guard Harsch Cain............Guard Cooke (Captain) Field goals: Francella. 11; Bloom. McClure, Sharp, 2; Haines, Cain, Dickie, 2; Jenkins, 2; Ward, 2. Foul goals: Cain, 7 out of 14; Dickie, 13 out of 18. Referee—Curry. D. H. S. 22, Parkesburg H. S. 26 February 13, 1920. Our varsity team visited Parkesburg. leaving a score of 22 to 26 in favor of Parkesburg. Our team received such a “bad” deal at the hands of the referee that they were compelled to leave the floor before the game was finished. The line-up : D. H. S. Positions Parkesburg Francella.....Forward ......... Paxson McClure.......Forward .......... Glick Sharp.........Centre ........... Boyce Haines........Guard........ McFarland Cain..........Guard ............. Hogg (Captain) Field goals: Haines, Paxson, 2: Glick. Boyce. Foul goals: Cain, 20 out of 34: McFarland, 18 out of 36. D. H. S. 28, Coatesville H. S. 22 February 18, 1920. We had one of the best games of this season with Coatesville, on our own floor on the above date. Francella and Eastburn were the high scorers. D. H. S. Positions Coatesville Francella....Forward ........... Eastburn McClure.... ..Forward .......... Robinson Sharp........Centre ............ Shaneman Haines.......Guard ................ Jones Cain.........Guard ................ Moore (Captain) Field goals: Francella, 6; McClure, Sharp, 2; Eastburn, 5; Robinson, Moore. Foul goals: Cain, 10 out of 22; Shaneman, 7 out of 16. Referee—Curry. D, H. S. 86 Oxford H. S. 15 February 21, 1920. Oxford was completely lost on our large floor as the score shows. D. H. S. Positions Oxford H. S. Francella....Forward ... McCormick Cain.........Forward .. Griffiths (Captain) Sharp........Centre ........... Snodgress Haines.......Guard .............. Hoffman i Garrison.....Guard ........... McCullough Field goals: Francella, 19; Cain, 7; Sharp, 9; Haines, 3; Garrison, 2; McCormick, Griffiths, Snodgrass. 4. Foul goals: Cain, 1 out of 5; Francella, 5 1 out of 10; Griffiths, 3 out of 17. Ref-j eree—Curry. D. FL S. 32, Coatesville H. S. 33 February 25, 1920. A huge crowd accompanied the team to Coatesville on Wednesday, February 25, 1920, to see the two rivals, Downingtown and Coatesville meet. A very lively game was played by the players of both teams. D. H. S. Positions Coatesville Francella....Forward ........... Eastburn McClure......Forward ........... Robinson Sharp.........Centre Shaneman Haines.........Guard Jones Cain...........Guard Moore (Captain) Field goals: Francella, 3; McClure, 2; Sharp, 2; Eastburn, 3; Robinson. 6; Shaneman. Foul goals: Cain, 18 out of 26: Shaneman, 13 out of 24. Referee— Miller. D. H. S. 28, Phoenixville H. S. 16 February 27, 1920. Our varsity team journeyed to Phoenixville, and won a victory over the Phoenixville High School team by the score of 28 to 16. The line-up: D. H. S. Positions Phoenixville Francella....Forward .......... Nissinger McClure......Forward ............ Shaffer Sharp........Centre .......... Casselbury Haines.......Guard ................ Sabol Cam..........Cu-H ............... WilFarmTHE CUCKOO 31 Field goals: Francella, 4; Sharp, 2; Nissinger, 5; Casselbury. Foul goals: Cain, 16 out of 28; Shaffer, 4 out of 27. Referee—Curry. D. H. S. 33, Kennett H. S. 22 February 28, 1920. Many people witnessed the defeat of Kennett Square’s High School team by a score of 36 to 15. D. H. S. Positions Kennett H. S. Francella....Forward ............ Kinsey McClure......Forward ............ Worral Sharp........Centre ............. DeWire Haines.......Guard ............. Parrish Cain.........Guard ............ Thompson (Captain) Referee—Curry. D. H. S. 60, Lansdale H. S. 27 The Lansdale High School team was easily defeated by our fast varsity team on March 12, 1920, on the home floor. This team is being coached by John | Long, a former coach of D. H. S., but his team was unable to stop Downing-town from piling up a large score. The final score was 60 to 27. The line-up: , D. H. S. Positions Lansdale H. S. Francella........Forward . Loux McClure.........Forward .......... Kratz Sharp............Centre .... Wieand Haines............Guard Beeman Cain..............Guard .... Chandler (Captain) Field goals: Francella, 11; McClure, 3 ; Sharp, 8; Haines, 2; Cain, Louix. 5; Kratz, 2; Wieand, 3. Foul goals: Cain, 10 out of 16; Wieand, 8 out of 16. Referee—Curry. D. H. S. 49, Elizabethtown H. S. 9 March 19, 1920. Our varsity team handed Elizabethtown High School a fine defeat and got back at them for the “raw deal” they handed us at Elizabethtown. The lineup follows: D. H. S. Positions Elizabethtown Francella.......Forward .......... Coble McClure......Forward ........... Heilman Sharp............Centre Schrank Haines............Guard Herr Cain..............Guard Nissley (Captain) Field goals: Francella, 6; McClure, 5; Sharp, 6; Haines, Cain. Foul goals: Cain, 11 out of 19 ; Heilman, 9 out of 22. Referee—Curry. —♦D.H.S.- — D. H. S. 39, Lafayette 20 March 20, 1920. The fraternity five from Lafayette College with one of our alumni in their line-up, furnished a fast and interesting game. D. H. S. Positions Lafayette Francella.....Forward ........... Dippe McClure.......Forward ........ Crossley Sharp.........Centre ....... MacDonnell Haines........Guard ........... Wolbert Cain..........Guard ............. Brown (Captain) Field goals: Francella, 10; Sharp, 5; Dippe, 5; Crossley, MacDonnell, 2. Foul goals: Cain, 7 out of 16; Dippe, 8 out of 16. Referee—Graybill. D. H. S. 38, P. Y. C 18 March 23, 1920. After each team won a game, Down-ingtown High varsity team came back strong with an overwhelming victory over the P. Y. C. team on the evening of March 23, by the score of 38 to 18. Our boys took the lead at the beginning of the game and they were in no danger during any stage of the game. The line-up: D. H. S. Positions. P. Y. C. Francella.....Forward .......... Hertle McClure.......Forward ........ R. Davis Sharp.........Centre ............. Ford Haines........|Guard ........... Hughes Cain..........Guard ..........G. Davis (Captain) Field goals: Francella, 3; McClure. 2; Sharp, 7; Haines, Cain, Ford. 2; Hughes. Foul goals: Cain, 10 out of 28; Davis, 12 out of 29. Referee— Algiers. —••D.H.S. — Athletic season in the baseball line has reopened at Downingtown High. Twenty-four candidates answered the call for players, of whom John Francella is captain temporarily. The following schedule has been prepared by Manager Hoffman and his assistant. McClure : April 29. Spring City. May 6. Spring City. May 15. Phoenixville. May 31. American Legion. June 5. Phoenixville. —•-D.H.S.' -— Mr. Taylor: “What are corn-cobs used for?” Francis Tweed: “Pipes.”30 THE CUCKOO LITERATURE OF “Independent’’ ..........‘'eni?r ?ss “Smiles” ..............Anna Townsley “Tom Sawyer” ...........Earle Sullivan “Freckles”'.......................John Cahill “Huckleberry Finn” .......Paul Ezrah "A Weaver of Dreams” .Gladys Crisman “A Sweet Girl Graduate.” Margaret Bray “The Little Minister” ...Charles Cain “An Irish Colleen” .....Anna Wharry “Honorable Percival” ....Stough Noll “Happy. Though Married" ...Esther Ax “O Ladv. Lady” ..............Ola Good I “ “Daddy Long Legs”.......Harlan Sharp “The Pilot” ..............Olive Miller “The Speed King” ........Myrtle Good “The Girl in the Mirror,” Margaretta Mahan “Enchanted Hearts ..Harlan and Kay “The Man Who Came Back,” Grayson Johnson ] ................Dorothy Moore THE D. H. S. judge” ..................Mrs. Mitchell ‘Country Gentleman,” George Brookover ‘Misunderstood Betty” .....Miss Lattelle ‘Much Ado About Nothing,” Catherine McCullen •Popular Science” .....“Shimmiology” •When a Man’s a Man” .Elmer Schrump ‘Missing,” Most of the boys of class of 20 ‘Between Two Loves,” Esther Eppeheimer The Fall of the House of Usher.” Edith Miller ‘Don Quixote”.........Charles Pollock ‘The Man Who Forgot,” Hugh McDevitt ‘The House of Happiness”!?) D. H. S. ‘Les Miserables,” i All those doomed to take Finals ‘The Climax” ...............Graduation —►D.H.S •••-- JOKES fake; busi- “Mr “The world is old, yet likes to laugh, New jokes are hard to find; The member of the “Cuckoo staff Can’t tickle every mind; So if you find an ancient joke, Decked out in modern guise. Don’t frown and call the thing a Just laugh—don’t be too wise!’ “Peg” Bray (reporting on the ness concerning the Senior trip) : Moyer said we could go wherever we pleased, but he hopes we’ll go to Washington. Miss Lattelle: “What’s the past tense of ‘he lives’?” Hugh McDevitt: “I know. 1 know! It’s ‘lie died’.” —••D.H.S.- — The Senior Latin class is preparing to take a trip to Hades by way of Virgil, Book VI. If the road becomes too difficult to traverse by ordinary methods, we’ll resort to the “bluff” which each of us carries for such an emergency. Mrs. Mitchell, who is familiar with the route —she spent some of her college life in these regions—will act as chaperone, and with the aid of her faithful “pony” will aid us over all “syntaxical” pit-falls. Anyone who is willing to brave the dangers of the underworld and the terrors of the fifth period is cordially invited to join our party of tourists. Mildred Barrett (discussing different weeds): “Where do ‘horse-tails’ grow.” Francis Tweed (sotto voce): “On pigs.” The following conversation took place as Arundel and Anna T. were walking down the street on rubber heeled shoes: Arundel: “Don’t we sound funny?” Anna T.: “Don’t we though? We aren’t making any noise!” —•••D.H.S. — Sara Baen: (translating French) "I arrive late; my friend Louis also arrives late.” (Why did Sara seem so embarassed?) Why did Fred Runk seem so disappointed when he was told he did not need to go to the dentist’s one Friday afternoon. Had Mary Sener promised to go along? — D.H.S.- —-Miss Lattelle: “Correct this sentence: ‘The man, who was hurt, has only one leg; the other was cut off at the knee’.” Charles Pollock: “That sentence’s all wrong. That man must’ve had l'A legs.” (Clever, isn’t he?) —•••D.H.S. — The “Sophs” are trying to introduce a new “lingo” into our school curriculum. It is derived from the French, but no extensive knowledge of that language is needed, as one’s fluency dependsTHE CUCKOO 33 largely upon one's imagination. The motto of this “lingo” is: “If you don’t know a word—coin one!” These linguists have even gone so far as to translate “Qui a mon livre?’ as “who has my liver?” Any one wishing further information or instruction, please apply to Johnny Francella. -•♦•D.H.S. — White: “Get off my feet!” Ezrah: “Haven’t you been on them all day?” White: “Yes.” Ezrah: “Well, then you shouldn’t object to my being on them for a few minutes.” •—I). H. S — A very interesting pantomime may be seen by watching Virginia Clark’s actions when she’s trying to slip a note to Beauford. •••D.H.S. — Anyone wishing to obtain a liberal education in expression has only to watch Paul Ezrah’s facial contortion. They’re rare! —•• !).H S. — Harry Haines: (adjourningclass meeting at noon) “Go home and eat—until four o’clock.” (Meaning that class meeting would be adjourned until four o’clock.) — • !). H.S. — An investigation is on foot to find out the causes for the worn-out condition of the Lincoln Highway in the vicinity of Downingtown Take warning, you guilty ones, and cut down on those “pikey” promenades. —♦D.H.S.- — “Why are bobbed-tailed dogs sold wholesale ?” “Because they can't be ‘re-tailed’.” Census-taker: (to old maid) “How old are you?” Miss Crab: “Did the Hills twins next door te'.l you their ages? Well, I’m as old as they are.” The census-taker w rote in his book: ‘Miss Crab, as old as the Hills.” —•-D.H.S.-.— Someone once said that a fool could ask more questions in a minute than a wise man could answer in a week. No wonder so manv of us “flunk”! — d.h.s.- — Harry Haines: “Gee, this floor’s slippery. It’s hard to keep on your feet.” Miss Mitman: “So you’re trying to keep on my feet on purpose! I had hoped that at least it was accidental.” —•-D.H.S.-.— J. H. H.—“That’s what I though of, but I couldn’t think of it.” John Powell: (in History class) “Why should we sacrifice our WHITE blood— etc. etc.” We wonder who’s got Miss Lattelle’s heart. She can’t have it, for that French exam, which she gave was “heartless,” without any doubt. Miss Philips: “George, tell me something about the improved spinning wheel.” George Sener: “Well, some fellow invented a new kind, ’cause he saw his A'ife spinning upside down.’ Miss Cover: (describing the program rendered at the meeting of the Home and School League) “Then Raymond Green-leaf and six other girls presented a tableau.” — -U.H.S.-»— Dot Moore: “A few words mumbled by a minister constitute a marriage.” John Powell: ‘Wes, and a few words mumbled by a sleeping husband often constitute a divorce.” —•••D.H.S. — Emma Kennedy is deeply perplexed; she can’t decide whether to propose to Louis Knauer or George Sener. Won’t somebody please help her? —•-D.H.S.- — “There is a use for everything in this world ” “So! Would you please tell the use of a jealous wife.” “Sure! If there were no jealous wives there would be slim chances for homely stenographers getting jobs.” —»-D.H.S.-»-— Albert Wheatley: (writing a letter of application for English) “1 am applying for a position as typewriter.” —•-D.H.S.- — A celebrated singer was in a motor cai accident one day. A paper, after recording the accident said. “We are glad to state that he was able to appear the following evening in four pieces.”—Ex. ON A BASKETBALL TRIP Miss Philips—“Where is Kay Hess, she’s always late?” John Powell—“Oh Miss Philips, don’t get worried. She keeps western time, you know, so what could you expect?” — -D.H.S.-«-— Clara Snyder, in chemistry—“In making glass use sodium solicitate.” “Ax” John Powell what kind of a time he had at the Jun-Sen.34 THE C UCKOO Walbert’s West Lincoln Highway DOWNINGTOWN Huyler’s and Belle Meade Sweets also “Helm” Box Chocolates Dolbey’s News Agency 109 East Lancaster Ave. HESS’ | j Restaurant ! and j Ice Cream Saloon I i CENTER SQUARE j | ! EAST DOWNINGTOWN, j PENNA. | Parke’s E. DOWNINGTOWN All the Daily and Sunday Papers Barber Magazines and Periodicals AGENT FOR DAILY LOCAL NEWS iTHE CUCKOO DOWNINGTOWN MANUFACTURING CO. Paper Mill Machinery East Downingtown, Pa. I Glyon Miller, President A. H. Standley, Vice President | Ellis Y. Brown, Jr., Sec’y and Treas. I Charles L, Ellis, Ass’t Sir • I i Continued from page 17 more suitable. Ea:h night Marjorie locked herself in the spare room and, ripping the lining from the quilt, had cut out and made herself a very neat, pretty dress of it. The dress was so nice, and Marjorie had been so original, that her mother could not find it in her heart to punish her. And after she had gone upstairs to bed she heard her Aunt Tabitha say to her mother: “Carrie, I think I’ll take Marjorie home with me, for she deserves to be a whole girl for awhile, and I admire her ambition and cleverness.” THE UNIVERSAL CAR -D.H.S- Someone asked Ola Good what flavor of Jiffy Jell she liked best and she immediately replied, ‘Loganberry.’’ —»d.h.s.-«— FOUND IN THE HALL Ask Miss Hensor if I can come back It is too lonesome here. With an ocean of love And a kiss on every wave. GRAYSON. (Did you ever see it before, Anna?) Take good care of your Ford car -Don’t expect it to give you full service unless you give it some care and attention. Let us give it regular treatment occasionally. No “bogus” parts or unworthy materials used in our shops, but genuine Ford materials and ex-Ford mechanics. We’ll keop your Ford car serviceable for years if you give us a chance. Our prices are mighty reasonable. We want your trade. Why can’t we have It ? We will serve you better than a nybody else. Lilley’s Ford Garage Don’t Take Chances periencedTHE CUCKOO BUICK Distributors for Chester County Automobile Supplies, Machine and Electrical Work MOTTO: Good Work, Fair Prices, Courteous Treatment DOWNINGTOWN MOTOR COMPANY W. H. CAREY, Manager 206 E Lancaster Ave. East Downingtown, Pa. Bell Phone Private Branch Exchange SHOP IN COATESVILLE When in need of Dry Goods Notions Trimmings SHOP AT Wm. J. Trunk’s 227 East Main Street Paper Hanger | j Wall Papers Window Shades } | i 135 E. Lancaster Ave. i I i i East Downingtown, ! I Penna. DON’T FORGET BALDWIN’S Restaurant For a Good Meal TOBACCO AND CONFECTIONERY EAST DOWNINGTOWN, PA. Opposite Minquas Fire House H. W. BALDWINTHE CUCKOO Lalley Light and Power Plant The Labor Saver that Works Every-Day in the Year Downingtown Motor Company | 206 E. Lancaster Avenue East Downingtown, Pa. I i J. Hunter Wills i I j ! Justice of the { Peace Insurance I Surety Bonds j | Rents Collected | j Wills Written j The Ladies O. K. Store j Merchandise Right Prices Right Let us rerve your needs and save you money Ladies 0. K. Store | Notary Public in Office i • ! ! I Makes purchasing in Coatesville pleasant and profitable . I LOUIS D. COHEN f38 THE C UCKOO 1 The Youthful Charm of Our Up PEARL NECKLACES WE DO THE PRINTING FOR EIGHT COLLEGES appeals to the artistic temperament of those who appreciate the beautiful. With an Excellent Reputation for ■ Pearl is the birthstone for June Good Workmanship and Prompt Delivery Let Us Show You Pearl Set Jewelry LET US DO YOUR PRINTING i H, Garman Son j Horace F. Temple Jewelers since 1867 { PRINTER West Chester, Pa. f COATESVILLE, PA. 1 1' 1 ; FOR Diamonds 1 : Watches Clocks I and Jewelry • Highest Quality Reasonable Prices | !. i THINK OF 1 ! J. L. WELDIN! I Funeral Director j and | Emba mer i CHAS. F. TRUNK { Successor to j S. M. 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