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

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THE CUCKOO Charming New Footwear for Commencement AT VERY REASONABLE PRICES BLECHMAN’S 132-134 East Main Street COATESVILLE, PA. PAUL SABELLICO Ladies’ and Gents’ Tailor • f I CLEANIiNG AND PRESSING ! j 209 Chestnut Street East Downingtown, Pa. | ! Bell Phone 64M I WELLS WALKER Lumber and Coal I j Lime, Sand, Cement and Building Materials ; DOWNINGTOWN, PA. NICK BROTHERS j Tobacco Candy Soft Drinks ! Peanuts Pop Corn • Shoe Shining Hat Renovating EAST DOWNINGTOWN, PATHE CUCKOO GRANGE NATIONAL BANK I DOWNINGTOWN, PA. ! Capital and Surplus - - - $140,000 j Interest on Savings Accounts at 3$ Credited four times a year j W. I. POLLOCK, Pres. M. S. BROADT, Cashier j SWAN HOTEL D. M. MARTIN, Prop. EAST DOWNINGTOWN, PA. j PREMO KODAK BROWNIE I Films Film Packs Plates t Authorized Eastman Agency | SIDES’ DRUG STORE i i i i i i i ! i FRESH DRESSED POULTRY j Fresh Fruits j and and ! Salt Green 1 MEATS VEGETABLES j Home-made Sausage and Scrapple ! L. B. Tweed Brandywine Avenue j PhoneTHE CUCKOO Compliments of FURLONG AND WHARRY Meats and Groceries EAST DOWNINGTOWN, PA. i Compliments of I Harbison S Walker Refractory Co. 1 ! DOWNINGTOWN, PA. J. C. MENDENHALL, Jr. i i West End Restaurant j j Cigars and Tobacco, Cigarettes and Candy Oysters in Every Style JOSIAH SWANK Coal Wood and Ice4 THE CUCKOO DOWNINGTOWN MANUFACTURING CO. t t t Paper Mill Machinery j { East Downingtown, Pa. i Guyon Miller, President A. H. Standley, Vice President j Ellis Y. Brown, Jr., Sec’y and Treas. Charles L. Ellis, 2nd, Ass’tSut. j I j---------------- --------------j Your Vacation Needs I j i • Make a list from the following I i and allow us to serve you j I , | | Kodaks Films j . Thermos Botlles { Fountain Pens { | Stationery Pencils j Shaving Supplies j j Lunch Kits j ! Talcum and Toilet Water | { Soap Face Powder j | Be sure to bring your film to us j f for developing and printing j J Hutchinson s Drug Store i j f i J. Hunter Wills I I • i • • i ! Justice of the Peace i i i • j Auto, Gunners, Dog • and Marriage Licenses i j • Rents Collected j • 1 Wills Written ? i I Notary Public in | I Office5 THE CUCKOO TABLE OF CONTENTS Senior page ........................................................ 6 Autographs ......................................................... 7 Senior Photographs ...............................................8-14 Valedictory—Virginia I . Clark .................................... IB Salutatory—Evelyn M. McKinney ..................................... 18 Oration—Willard W Itindlaub ....................................... 20 Class Poem ........................................................ 22 Basket Ball Teams ................................................. 15 Exchanges ......................................................... 23 Editorials ........................................................ 24 Jokes ............................................................. 25 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Baen's Barber Shop.............. 31 Baldwin’s Restaurant ........... 31 Bareford, Mark 11................30 Barrett, Win. M..................32 Bastion Bros. Co.................31 Ricking Paper Co.................80 Biles, Albert .................. 26 Blech man’s ..................... 1 Coatesvile Hardware Co...........27 Cohen, I.ouis I).................27 Dolbey’s News Agency ........... 32 Downingtown Board of Education 3rd cover Downingtown National Bank 2nd cover Downingtown Mfg. Co.......... 4 Downingtown Motor Co..........28-20 Furlong Wharry ................ 3 Carman’s Jewelry Store.......... 26 Srange National Bank ............ 2 Griffith's Hardware ............. 9 Hutchinson’s Drug Store .......... 4 ? Johnson, W. C.................... 26 j 1 alley's Ford Garage ........... 28 j Mendenhall, J. C., Jr............. 3 McGowan, John It. Son..........27 Myers Ricking ................. 32 Nick Brothers .................... 1 Parke, John K.....................32 • Perry's Shoe Store .............. 28 f Sabellico, Paul .................. 1 I Sides, Howard B................... 2 I Swan Hotel ....................... 2 f Swank, Josiah .................... 3 j Travaglini, A.................... 29 • Tweed, L. B....................... 2 f Temple, Horace F..................29 i Weldin, John L................... 30 r Wills, .1. Hunter ................ 4 ! Waas Soil .....................2nd cover Worrall’s Drug Store.......2nd cover Wells Walker ................... 16 THE CUCKOO Site (Class of Ninetmt Qtui?utg-on? Motto : Not Finished, Just Begun Colors : Purple and Gold Flower: Yellow Rose flSlass (OTurrrs Harlan Sharp Charles Pollock Ester Eppehimer Pearle Chamberlin President Vice President Secretary TreasurerTHE CUCKOO AutitgraptjH8 THE CUCKOO Marvenia Miller (Ennie) “So sweet the hliish of hashfulness, Even pity scarce can wish it less.1’ We could not accept Marvenia as genuine if she were not characterized by this blushing hashfulness (?), this youthfulness of heart, tins sentiment of suavity and self-respect. Her kind nature makes her loved by all who know her. Academic Course; Alumni Editor, Cuckoo; Class Day. . .John Powell (Jack, Johnnie, Leviticus) “O bed! () bed! dcicious bed! The heaven upon earth to the weary head.” John comes to school every morning at I t minutes of !); and every afternoon at 29 minutes after one. This is no fault, just a habit. He is very annoying to the West Chester Street Railway Company many nights and many Sunday afternoons. General Course; Senior Quartette; Athletic Play; Basket Ball; Foot Ball; Joke Editor “Cuckoo;’’Class Day. Gladys Crisman (Jim) “Bright, lovable, and witty; But above all a little ' ? Gladys is always the one called upon to do the artistic work of the school. She is more than talented along these lines and we hope to see some day a painting of a “Lover” (like one Tad or Jimmy makes) hanging in one of the largest art galleries of “Gay Parie.” She made her first appearance in Willard's little ditty of “Love me—love my Buiek,” hut now the tune has changed to—“Oh! Hush!” General Course; Senior Play; Athletic Play; Art Editor of Cuckoo; Mixed Quartette; Class Play. Gilbert Cox (Coxey) “And when there’s a lady in the ease, You know all other things give place.” “Preacher Cox” and his flock of girls from every class in the high school are getting to he so e.immon that we are looking for him to make his choice in Turkey next. Academic Course; Senior Play; Class Day.THE CUCKOO 9 Willard Rindlaub (Scotch) “Yon Cassius hath a lean and hungry look, Such men arc dangerous.’’ Although Willard has a decided fondness for the fair sweet things he does not allow this to require all of his time and attention. He studies hard sometimes, and is the master of his lessons. He has ventured further than all the rest. Academic Course; Senior Play; Kditor-in-Chief of Cuckoo; Mixed Quartette; Track; Commencement; Chief “Lady Hauler;” Henssealear Science l’ri .e. Helen Pollock (Dunnie) Helen is a friend of both Juniors and Seniors Juniors especially. She is the musician of our High School, and we ask that this verse he permitted to describe her:— “The soul of music slumbers in the shell, ’Till waked and kindled by the Master’s spell, And feeling hearts touched them hut lightly pour A thousand melodies unheard before.” Commerical Course; Pianist; Class Day. Charles Pollock (Charlie) “'Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all.” Charles is the "Apollo,” the athlete, the lover, and the main source of amusement and movement in the Senior Class. Such men make the world go round. Academic Course; Senior Play; Track; Vice-President Senior Calss; Football; Senior Quartette; Class Day. Esther Eppehimer (Betty) “Unthinking, idle, wild and young. Laughed and talked, danced and sung.” Esther got her start into the heart of one Senior hoy so that she could save ear fare. Esther is a very sweet anti agreeable lassie and is much admired by the Apollo of our class. Commerical Course; Athletic Play; Secretary Senior Class; Class Day.10 THE CUCKOO Pearle Chamberlin (“Ma”) “God bless the hoys, 1 love them all.” Pearle would like to he “Ma” to all of them, hut good judgment says: “Take one at a time.” She isn’t overly studious, hut—just so she has a date, and a ride in “The Express Wagon.” We hope some day instead of having a wagon she will he able to build a castle on the wonderful river, “Clyde.” William Perry (Bill) “A charming gallant would he he, Vet 'tis said he did hut clumsily.” Bill is neither too good nor too had. He'd love to go out with the girls, hut he does not know where to begin. Commercial Course; Cuckoo (Business); Senior Play; Basketball; Class Day. Anna Kane (Ann) “She sports a witching gown With a ruffle up and down On the skirt. She is quiet, hut not shy, And there is mischief in her eye— She’s a Hirt.” WE’VE told you all. Commercial Course; Athletic Play; Class Day. Grace Ranck (Peggy) “Thing of me as you please.” Grace comes to us from Thorndale. What she is asked to do, she does well and willingly. She thinks of only pleasant things; therefore, she is always bright and cheerful. Commercial Course; Senior Play.THE CUCKOO 11 Isadore Bloom (I , ,}•, Scnacharrib, Petty) “A world of fun, and the life of his fellows.” I . ,y, is like lightning when he once decides to do his studies, but still he is capable of producing a great amount of noise and other disturbances to worry the patience of his teachers. Commercial Course; Basketball; Senior Play; Class Day; Cuckoo; (Business). Evelyn McKinney (Mickey) “Or light or dark, or short, or tall. She sets a spring to snare them all." “Mickey” is one of the brightest members of our class, a conscientious worker, possessed of much ability. C’omemrcial Course; Senior Play; Athletic Play; Salutatory Oration (Commencement.) Carroll McClure, Jr. (Dutch) (Cake Eater) “lie is so good he would pour rosewater on a toad.” You may hear this any day, “Lead me to the ladies, and I will do the rest." Since they’re Senior girls, you do not blame him, do you? By the way, in consulting with Carroll regarding the baseball game withPenn-sylvania Institute for the Deaf, some one asked him, “Are these hoys dumb?” Carroll replied, “No, not all of them; some of them can write.” Academic. Course; Male Quartette; Basket Ball; Foot Ball; Base Ball; Senior Play; Athletic Play; Cuckoo Joke, “Ed.”;Class Play. Walter Raudenbush (Roddy) “Think of me as you please.” Roddy loves the ladies, and more than one—“tollhouse.” Old man moon has smiled many nights as Roddy comes skipping and bouncing all over the road in his Ford headed toward Bradford Hills as early as midnight. Academic Course; Foot Ball; Senior Play; Basket Ball; Track; Exchange Editor “Cuckoo.”12 THE CUCKOO Catherine Deets (Ted) “How oft’ hath her dark eyes set some poor heart to whirling.’’ Ted’s the village vamp. She never worries about her lessons, but sometimes the thought of a long delayed note book will strike her forcibly. Commerieal Course; Senior Play; Athletic Play; Basket Ball Manager; Class Day. Helen Rhodewalt (It body) “Her stature tall, I hate a dumpy woman.” Helen is our jumping center of the Basketball Team, an all around worker, and a good sport. Commercial Course; Senior Play; Basketball; Class Day. Catherine McCullough (“Kitty”) “A winsome, wee thing.” Though the smallest member of our class in stature, she is quiet, unoffensive and unobstrusive. We hardly know she is around except when she blithfully chirps out one of her occasional}' learned lessons. Commercial Course; Mr. Moyer’s Private “Stenog.” Ruth Gee (Hut hie) Of all expression, that which cannot be is best “Of every noble work, the silent part expressed.” Unlike most girls she is known by her freedom from the desire to talk, a willing worker and ever trying to please. Commerieal Course; Class Day.THE CUCKOO 13 Jack McCausland (Sarcy) “A little bit of sarcasm, A little bit of wit.” Jack Seldon says anything but, when he does lie is recognized immediately as a member of the “Guthrieville Wits.” Academic Course; Guthrieville Basket Ball Team; Senior Clay; Class Day. Virginia Clark (Dickie) “Who mixed reason with pleasure, “And wisdom with mirth.” Virginia is the “baby” of our class. She has always been ahead of all the rest of us in her lessons. Her work is always up-to-date, but still she has lots of time for pleasure. The auditorium is her work shop. You can often see a young man "Neiling” near her side (?) I.ike that dear old state of Virginia, she is always bright and sunny; for all the Dicky-birds sing sweetly there. Academic Course; Senior Clay; Literary “Kd” Cuckoo; Valedictory Oration (Commencement) George Brookover (B rookie) “If looking wise were wisdom. Then thou art wise indeed.” George loves the country “lassies,” but when he is in our old “bourg,” he links this with his studies. Commerieal Course; Senior Clay; Class Day. Elsie Clark (Sis) “How pleasant it is at the close of the day, N’o follies to have to repent.” Elsie is classed among our most studious scholars. Her quiet reserve is not noticed when there are books or best friends around. Academic Course; Commencement; Senior Clay.14 THE CUCKOO John Di Prospero (John I).) “Lacking some of Solomon’s wit and Wisdom.” John never concerns himself about the “opposite sex,” hut we hope he will broaden his mind, and open his heart as the years roll by. Commercial Course; Senior Play; Football; Baseball Capt.; Class Day. John Myers (Johnnie) “For love hath touched his heart.” John belongs to the army now. All the fellows who have fallen for the fair sex belong to an army of their own. His position is that of “Pecket” duty. He is very loyal and stands by his post faithfully. From outside of the camp limits you may often hear the voice of a sweet young maiden calling: “Oh! Johnnie, Oh !” Commerical Course; Senior Play; Class Day. Harlan Sharp (Jimmie, Sharpie) "Had sigh'd to many though he loved hut one.” Harlan carries the responsibility of the whole Senior Class on his shoulders. With all his work, and all his play he makes a regular High School fellow. Academic Course; President of Senior Class; President of Literary; Captain of Basket Ball Team; Foot Ball Team; Senior Play; Class Day. Gilbert Hamm (Hammie) “I am Sir Oracle, and, when I ope my lips, let no dog hark.” Gilbert does not associate much with our "crowd” he has enough to do “shooting over the counter.” Comemreial Course; Class Day.16 THE CUCKOO (Emmiuutnnmntt GDratimts ‘NOT FINISHED, JUST BEGUN” Valedictory by Virginia L, Clark Dear Parents, Kind Friends, and Teachers, You can see by the motto which inv class has chosen, “Not Finished, Just Begun,” that we are not unmindful of the place we have reached in our intellectual training. Four years ago at our Grammar School Advancement Exercises we finished the first lap in the race; our first goal was reached and passed. And now, tonight, we have completed that High School career that we were looking forward to on that night. Yet, have we entirely finished our school life? Have we reached the end of our training; have we finished our preparation for future usefulness? No, our training and our talents, whether prepared in a formal school or in the school of life are ready just now to be put to a test in that bigger world outside the school. We aim to be successful and to be so we must render the greatest and best service that we can to sincerity. In other words, to be successful in a democracy means that we must render to society a just and equitable return in service for everything we reeive from it. Those who are best trained are the ones who give to society as much; nay, more than they take from it. We, the youth of the nation must solve the problems which have been opened by the recent war. The world today is being reconstructed and remade. We must do our part; we must render some serivee to the people of our nation. Those who lay on the battlefield, fallen at a time when they were rendering service, can not help fin- ish the task which they have so grandly begun. Today, we should and can echo the words of Abraham Lincoln, “It is for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.” Through our social studies and our problems of democracy courses we have been brought face to face with the big problems of the day. Some of the most important ones which confront us are the immigration problem, the capital and labor problem, the housing conditions, the health problem, the educational situation—all are worthy of our deepest study. We cannot hope to solve all these big present-day problems even in our own town. Only the best trailed, the best educated, and the most intelligent men and women of the day are able to study these problems from every viewpoint. This is one reason that the majority of the members of my class are looking forward to a higher education. As we are trained now we may be able to help these conditions, but, since we have only begun and have not finished our education, we surely cannot solve these problems. There are many educational fields open to us. Some of our girls are going to train to be nurses and some of our boys to be doctors and thus do their part toward rendering a wonderful service to humanity, and toward solving the problem of making our communities, and finally our nation, more healthy. About tO per cent, of the members ot my class are going to col-THE CUCKOO 17 lege. Will they not be doing their part in solving the problem of having better educated people in the United States? The citizens of our nation must be well educated in order to make it bigger, broader, and better and to uphold the ideals and principles of our greatest Americans. W e have already ben taught in High School to place behind all outward show of patriotism some thought and intelligence and with this additrional college training we can surely do our part in upholding the educational standards of Uncle Sam. Right now we can all do something to better bad conditions in our home town. Our lessons on good citizenship can be put to use. Why can’t the crowded housing conditions be bettered; why can’t some of the homes be cleaner; why can’t the streets be more attractive? One answer to these questions is this—we are not doing our honest duty as American citizens to educate the foreign element in Downing-town. Of course, the children have to go to school, but what are we doing for the older men and women who are willing and ready to be taught American standards of living? They are used to being housed in the slums of the cities and they do not seem to understand that we have other standards. If everyone would boost and push the good enterprise now on foot to have night schools for the foreigners of our town I am sure that the results would be cleaner homes, less crowded conditions, more attractive streets, higher standards of living, and a “garden town’’ growing to be the ideal “garden city.” Yet as the town is now we are proud of it. If we re not, we aren’t good citizens. Rut we are intelligent, we know it is not the best town, the model town. Men and women of Downingtown, shall we not work together to make it better? And now, Board of Education, Dear Parents, Kind Friends, and Teachers,— You have all helped my class make a beginning in these schools and you have helped make the close of our High School career a success by suporting more than well our many enterprises. We, the class of 1921, tonight offer you our most sincere thanks for this loyal assistance. You have already been made welcome to these, our commencement exercises, but to me has been given the more difficult task of saying farewell. It is true that we rejoice in the completion of our High School course, but it is equally true that we feel sad when we think of separating, one from another. In the course of four years many true and noble friendships are formed among pupils, teachers and school officials and it is these relations that give pain when severed. Rut if we cannot associate with you personally or as a class, our thoughts, emotions and best wishes will always be with our friends and we shall try to prove ourselves true friends through the Alumni, our former teachers, and school officials. And now, with this little poem written by one of my classmates, 7 may I bid you farewell? Our school days are almost over, v 7 Our lessons are almost done, We’ve spent many happy hours, In days of work and fun. W e’re leaving our Alma Mater, Our hearts are sad today, . 7 We’re leaving our childhood forever And the days that were carefree and gay-18 THE CUCKOO We’re looking now toward the Then farewell to our teachers and future, classmates. We wonder what it holds in store We re sorry to leave, we confess. It seems very cheery and hopeful But we’ll never forget you—and As we stand in its wide-open door. school days, And our glorious I). II. S. (Poem by Esther Eppehimer) —♦D.H.S. — ANOTHER PHASE OF WELCOME Salutatory by Evelyn McKinney Dear Parents, Friends and Teachers, One and All: How many, many times in our life are we forced to admit the inadequacy of mere words to express the sentiment of the soul. Although our hearts are tilled with emotions, our tongues falter, and our lips refuse to say what wew wish them to say. W e are very inexperienced as to the ways of the world, hut we have already learned how useless words are, when we try to express the deep feelings that are in our hearts. To you dear friends, this may be an interesting occasion, for it may bring back recollections of your early hopes and aims. As for our parents it is an hour of pride and live, while teachers think of the joy of our success and accomplishment. This occasion closes an epoch in our lives, it is the end of the most important period that we have vet known and one that will materallv affect our future career, because we want to be able to look back over the past few years and feel that we have done our best and made the most of every opportunity. My part in this programme is to welcome you here to-day. But what does the word welcome mean? Have we ever heard it before? Let us consider the word for a moment. To mv mind comes a picture of a great city decorated with banners and dropped with bunting. “Old Glory” was unfurled everywhere. Everyone was trying to do his part to welcome home our soldiers. The streets were crowded with people eagerly awaiting the coming of the big parade. At last the music is heard in the distance and soon you can seen the soldiers and sailors marching, in perfect line, up the street. Great shouts of welcome are given them as they pass. Every-one feels proud to call the soldier “our own boys;” and when the required marching is done they are escorted to the central part of the city where they are presented with medals. The soldiers were the center of attraction and no one thought of their own comfort but thought of how our boys fought to make the world free for Demoracy. But wait! to my mind comes another picture of a port in a large city. In the foreground are several large vessels from which many thousands of soldiers are descending. There is no one on the docks to welcome them, as no one knew the date of their arrival. Although they were some how disappointed at not seeing their friends, just a glimpse of United States filled their hearts to over flowing.19 THE CUCKOO However, the day came too soon when they had to look for employment. Before they had gone away many employers had promised them that their positions would be waiting for them when they returned. However, these same soldiers were sadly disappointed, for when they came to take hack their positions the employers informed them that their services were no longer needed. Thousands of soldiers were out of employment and as they were not dressed in uniform the people did not even respect them nor did they try to help them. Many of our boys while in service were disabled. This has caused them great suffering and they realized that they would never he able to earn a living without aid. Many hospitals and schools have been created to help teach the hoys a trade which would tit them for after life. But these same schools are not provided for. When our wonded, suffering soldiers ask for a few comforts, the powers that he, take months to discuss this matter, which in themselves are small, hut would add so much comfort to our boys. Many who were disabled while in service could have been helped if they had been given proper care. We grant, that this fact is due to the shortage of doctors and nurses. However, many of the soldiers need medical care to-day and as it is not war time no one is interested nor do they seem to care about helping the unfortunate suffers. Thus my friends, I hope that I have shown you how empty the word welcome is, if not followed bv action. In this case as in so many others “Actions speak louder than words Does the word welcome mean anymore to you after this explanation or my interpretation of this phase of it, in other words the greatest welcome is “To do and say the kindest things in the kindest way.” We ask you, dear friends, to be glad with 11s as we enter upon the programme of the hour, as we are all earnest in assuring you of our joy at having youw ith us, and that I, in the inspiration of your presence am sincere in telling you, in the name of my classmates, how truly glad we are that you are here Let 11s, then, he up and speaking, For our programme lies in wait; Welcome, friends, some pleasure seeking; Come and see 11s graduate! —•••IUI.S. -— ROOSEVELT Willard W. Rindlaub It would he impossible for anv one person to tell the complete »life of Roosevelt. Roosevelt was so many sided; his interests and activities covered f uch a large range of subjects and places; he was so many men compressed into one; such a marvelous combination of mental, physical and spiritual characteristics that no single person, even one of his closest friends could he expected to understand all of him. He has been called “the typical American” hut this statement is not accurate. If he were a typical American there would he enough others like him to justify pointing to him as the type. Happy indeed would be the nation if this were20 THE CUCKOO true. Instead of being a type he is rather a composite of all the best American types. We are proud of him as typifying America and we want to produce more individuals like him if we can. Early in life he became distinguished as an author and until he became Governor of New York he thought that writing was to he his life work. When lie found that he could have better success in the political field he gave up the idea that he was to be exclusively a writer but kept adding to his works through his whole career and became a writer of great repute.. It is surprising that in the midst of his busy life, all through the years, he found time, or made time, to write so many important hooks. Few men who deserve to be considered men of action as Theodore Roosevelt was, have written as much as he, and still fewer have written as well. His writings were in amazingly numerous fields for one constantly engaged in things about which others might write. And just as it is hard to tell what were his vocations and what his avocations, so it is not easy to decide whether it was as an historian, a statesman or a naturalist, that he excelled. Most persons, however, regard his historical work, “The Winning of the West,” as his masterpiece. He was one of our greatest Presidents. He earned his wreathes not merely by being content to sit in the White House and sign his name “President.” Instead of the White House being an object to him, his great work only began when he was given the White House. He took the example of the mighty presidents who had gone before him. Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln and Grant were his exemplars. With such as his guides-and because he was true and bold and wise, and no man owned him—it is not strange that he gained entrance to Valhalla. If there he any worth while thing in experience, if reading and travel and the study of men be of great avail, Roosevelt had the making of a great President. Before he went to the White House he was taught how State laws were made as a member of the Assembly at Albany and subse-cpiently took lessons in executing those laws as Governor. He was shown the inner workings of a great city as a Commissioner of Police; as Chief of Civil service. Assistant Secretary of the Navy, soldier in the field, and Vice-President it was given him to look into every nook and corner of our national government. Even as deputy sheriff in the West it may be assumed that he was learning. His travels had been wide, also, and he knew from practical touch and observation every phase of American existence. He wandered East and West, and North and South, he ate and drank and talked and slept with the peoples of those regions. He knew what they thought and felt and desired; he could gauge their needs, and anticipate their drift of sentiment. It was well for the world while Mr. Roosevelt abode in Washington. He was not duped abroad nor deluded at home. The government M'as neither a plutocracy nor a mobocracy but a democracy while he prevailed. He was the friend of Capital and the friend of Labor but the fool and tool of neither. He did inestimable good for our country by starting the conservation of our natural resources while he was in office. He realized that the forest and water problems are the most vital internal questions of the United States. Another achievement and probably the most important one of his regime was the construction of the Panama Canal. He was resolved that American ships should be able to go from one oceanTHE CUCKOO 21 to the other without troubling Cape Horn. He defied the opinions of all foreign countries and pushed the Panama Canal through with all the zeal that was characteristic of him. His way of doing things is well expressed in the advice that he gave to the Rough Riders when they were mustered out. I le told them : “(Jet action; do things; be sane, don’t fritter away your time; create, act; take a place wherever you are and be somebody; get action but don’t get gay.” His work as President, however, was not his only work. Many thought that when he went out of office he would pass into oblivion but the ten years following his presidency were the greatest years of his life. Every one knows of Roosevelt’s trip into the jungles of Africa as soon as he left the Presidential Office. On this trip he obtained many specimans of jungle life and much information valuable to naturalists and geographers. When he emerged from the jungles he went through the most important countries of Europe. He was received everywhere with ovations. Whom were the people honoring? The President of the United States? They were not. Roosevelt was no longer President. It was not the office but the man to whom they paid homage. When the world war broke out he urged 11s to enter it to save our honor and when we eventually did enter he sent his sons into the service and tried his best to go himself but he was needed more at home where he had as much if not more influence than any other American in keeping up our patriotic spirit. He wrote many books of a patriotic nature and was contributing editor of “The Outlook’’ for many years. He filled engagements to speak with unbelievable frequency. He dieated a message to the American Defense Society the day before his death. This message was read in the Hippodrome before the Society on the same night that he retired, never to awake again in this world, but instead, in that world whose rewards he had so well earned. In this message he phrased anew the thoughts that had been filling his mind. The following extract from it rings with patriotism from beginning to end. “There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says that he is an American but something else also isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and that excludes the Red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as it exludes any foreign flag to whom we are hostle. “We have room for but one language here, that is the American language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, of American nationality, and not dwellers in a polyglot boarding house, and we have room for but one lovalty and that is lovalty p 7 » . to the American people.” This last epistle of his is a good example of the thought that was always uppermost in his mind, namely the welfare of America. Roosevelt was a man who could not fail. He had in himself that which made him very largely independent of circumstances or of fortune. A “laborer with God” can never be without work nor fail to draw his sure wages. Roosevelt surely was a “laborer with God.” He was a man who would stand for justice though the whole world were in arms against him.22 THE CUCKOO Roosevelt is gone but America need not be without his worthy successor. He had little or nothing that others may not have. What a fine tiling it would he if the young men throughout the nation which he loved and served so well, should equip themselves with the same potent qualities. If the real meaning of Roosevelt’s life shall be fully appreciated we shall find in the coming generation a veritable race of moral giants to whom the name of patriot can truthfully apply in its largest sense. CLASS POEM f2t Four years have passed since first we met In dear “Old Dowingtown High,”— Years that we shall never forget While memory brings it nigh. The day draws near when we must part, Our class relations sever, To pass to higher plains of work, With highest and best endeavor. Idle have not been our years. Nor vain our ceaseless care, We labored with bright hopes and fears, And success is our to declare. Our lives are just beginning now, For the largest fields of life, Hut, we ll make success, we know not how, In the world in all its’ strife. We have not labored all in vain, To attain our highest aim, For the best of work will always remain, With us forever and ever. Let us press up and on with fervor, With each defeat the greater to strife, For fame comes only by hard endeavor And thus to future honor we may arrive. And when we re weary from burdens of care, Let us recall the days long passed, It may comfort, help us, fill us with cheer To think again of our dear class. Can you stand, as firm as any rock? Can you conquer with the few? Then the world is waiting for you. Classmates, The world is waiting for you ! —Gladys M. Crisman, ’21THE CUCKOO 23 EXCHANGES As we look over the exchanges for several years back we see that our department has grown from a few copies until our exchange now numbers over fifty. The magazines we receive come from all over the United States and represent the best type of journalism produced. Many of these magazines have been with us since we started our paper. There are more coming in all the time. Our paper is ever growing. We hope to see all of these magazines back with us next year. We need their help. We acknowledge with thanks, the receipt of the following; “The Oracle”—Gloversville, N. V. “The Garnet and White”—West Chester High School, West Chester, Pa. “The Onas”—William Penn High School, Philadelphia, Pa. “The Vocational School Record”—Louisville Vocational Schoojl, Louisville, Ky. “The Dawn”—Connecticut School for Boys, Meridan, Conn. “The Oracle”—Rensselae High School, Renssclae, N. Y. “The Ursinus Weekly”—Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pa. “Mountain Echo”—Altoona High School, Altoona, Pa. “Freshmen Issue”—Virginia, Minn. “Kensington Distaff”—Kensington High School, Philadelphia, Pa. “Uui Dali”—Upper Darby High School, Upper Darby, Pa. “The Eastfrin” Tredyffrin-Easttown High School, Berwyn, Pa. The Garnet and Gray”—Lansdowne High School, Lansdowne, Pa. “The Spokesman”—Central High School, Erie, Pa. “The Pennant”—Meridan High School, Meridan, Conn. “The Brown and White”—Grcensburg High School, Greensburg, Pa. “The Helios”—Grand Rapids, Michigan. “The M U nite”—Mount Union High School, Mount Union, Pa. “The White and Gold”—Woodbury High School. Woodbury, X. J. “The Gleam”—Johnson High School, Saint Paul, Minn. “Argus” Hunting ton High School, Huntington, Pa. “The Maroon and White”—Uniontown High School, Uniontown, Pa. “The I it Weekly”—University of Pittsburg, Pittsburg, Pa. “The Pulse”—Washington High School, Cedar Rapills, Michigan. “The Magnet”—Butler High School, Butler, Pa. “The Archive”—Northeast High School, Philadelphia, Pa. “The Missile”—Petersburg High School, Petersburg, Virginia. “The Pattersonian”—Mount Joy High School, Mount Joy, Pa. “The Drexerd”—Drexel Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. “Tech Life” -Technical High School, Washington, 1). C. “Orient”—Minneapolis High School, Minneaoplis, Minn. —♦D.H.S.- — A LYRIC So thank the Senior, my little friend, For the lesson thou art taught! Thus each succeeding class may see What you so dearly bought; That however big a Freshman feels, He really is but naught!The Cuckoo Vol. Ill Downingtown, Pa.. June, 1921 No. 4 WILLARD W. RINDLAUB, ’21. Editor in Chiof WILLIAM K. PERRY, ’21, Business Manager VIRGINIA L. CLARK, 21, Literary Editor WALTER L. RAUDENBUSH, 21, Exchange Editor JOHN W. POWELL. 21, Joke Editor GLADYS M. CRISMAN, 21, Art Editor R. B. TAYLOR ) MRS. GRACE B. MITCH EL V Faculty Advisors MISS MARIAN V. PHILIPS Published periodically by the students of the Downingtown High School Price, Special Number, 25 cents All advertisements and other business matters should be addressed to the Business Manager. tEhitnrialfi THE SENIOR ISSUE This issue of the Cuckoo is gotten together by the Class of ’21. The new staff which sent this issue to press appears on the mast head. They are all living I). H. S. this year and others next year. Each year brings a new stff to fill the places left by their predecessors and each year our paper will improve if each staff profits by the mistakes and shortcomings of those which went before. •••D.II.S. THANKS The Cuckoo staff wishes to thank the Cuckoo’s friends who have helped our paper to he what it has been this year. We hope you will continue your support in years to come and that you will get your friends to help us too. We need more support. The more friends we have the better we can make our paner. h dhs 'U REVOIR The school-days for the Class of ’21 are now ended and we go out into the world, some to continue their studies elsewhere and some to take their places in the machinery which makes the world progress. We’ve had good times within your walls, old I). H. S. We’ve made good friends and studied some since we entered your doors as Freshmen four years ago. Now the time has come to part and we must sadly bid our friends farewell, but yet let it not be “farewell” hut rather “an revoir.” As we journey through life we must not forget old I). H. S. but love and reverence her. So again let us bid each other “au revoir.” au revoir.THE CUCKOO 25 Carrel—“Did you hear about the accident up at the deaf and dumb asylum ?” Walter—“No, what was it?” Carroll—“One of the fellows broke his thumb yelling ‘Fire!’ when the boiler burst ’ —•♦•D.II.S. — Esther—“Charles savs he just loves to play with my hair.” Gladys—“Then why don’t you let him take it home sometime?” Doctor—“How much coffee do you drink?” ( has. Pollock—“Oh, abo. t twelve saucers full a day’.’ —-••D.H.S.- -— Thej say in the Ads to Say it with flowers And we bet that’s One case where Talk isn’t cheap. —Ex. —•••!). 11 . .•••— “Paw, what is a advertisement?” “An advertisement is the picture of a pretty girl eating, wearing, holding or driving something that somebody else wants to sell.” Little Cousin—“Aunt M ildred, why has uncle no hair?” Mildred Peckett— “Because he thinks so much, my dear.” L. C.—“But why have you so much ?” Mildred—“Go awav and do your lessons, you naughty child.” “Why does a girl wear a hair net?” “To keep her rats from drowning in her Marcel wave.” —•••D.II.S. — Mother—“Willie, what do you mean by breaking those eggs?” Willie—“Father said there was money in eggs.” — • !).II.— Charles Hertel thinks the Iie-nassance, the revival of Learning means the day before exams. ---•-D.TI.S.- -— “Mv idea of a wife is one who can make good bread.” “My idea of a husband is one who can raise dough in the hour of need.” —••D.II.S. ® — Our Foolish Dictionary Appendicits— A modern pain costing $200 more than the old fashioned stomach ache. Borrow—To swap hot air for cold coin. Dust— Mud with the juice squeezed out. r thing that can cheat a Wv, of the last word. Germ nimal life living in water. German—More animal life living in.......? Love—A man’s insane desire to become a woman’s meal ticket. —•••D.H.S. — Gladys Crisman—“Oh ! 1 was in hot water last night.” Carroll—“Take a bath?”26 THE CUCKOO i The Ground Floor Studio ALBERT BILES Photographer 9 North Walnut Street West Chester, Pa. Office—The principal’s spider web! Very dangerous. Sausage—The aftermath of Dog-days. Veranda—An open air inclosure often used as a spoon holder. —-••D.H.S.- -— Student—“Sir, I want permission to be away three days after the end of vacation.” Dean—“Ah, you want three more days of grace.” Student—“No, three days more of Gertrude.” —■••D.H.S.. -— Colonel—(during show battle.) “Your company is to charge across that field, and attack the enemy beyond.” Captain—“But, I say, how about those three vicious-looking bulls in that field?” Colonel—“Oil, that has all been provided for in the scheme. Those bulls are supposed to be on your side.” He to She—“Just one dear—just one.” Pop from upstairs—“No, its half past two.” —••D.H.S.- -— Tweedie—“Lets sneak round the barn and smoke a cigarette.” “Nothin’ doin’—Ever sine dad swore off New Year’s he’s been goin’ around there to smoke.” ! W. C. JOHNSON ! i • i j Real Estate j and Insurance j • i i | The Quality of Our Jewelry is Higher Than the Price Our Hallmark watch is the finest time piece that it is possible to purchase at the price asked. Guaranteed bracelet watches for ladies $22 up. Hallmark watches for young men $20 up. Let us show you. Phone or send a post card and we will mail catalogue. H. GARMAN SON 130 E. MAIN STREET COATESVILLE, PA. THE CUCKOO 27 i A GENERAL MOTORS PRODUCT | 1 imson Distributors for 1 Chester County j SAMSON Tractors Trucks ! Pleasure Cars | Implements | Automobile Supplies Storage Heated Garage Let us show you the distinctive features embodied in the Samson 1 Line. Come in and see the Samson Line at your earliest convenience, j Phone Downingtown 20. John H. McGowan Son i EAST DOWNINGTOWN. PA. The sun was almost ready to rise and Pearle’s beauty was still there. Pearle’s father, in bed, intending to urge him a bit, cleared his throat as loud as he could— “W-hoo!” “Cuckoo!” mimicked the young man. “Just one O’clock.” “Look at that pretty girl over there smiling at me.” “That’s nothin’. I laughed out loud the first time I saw you.” | ! i Cohen Bros. ! j | Hart, Schaffner and j Marx Clothes i ! COATESVILLE, PA. J [ ] E. Garrison—“George I see you are readjhg the dictionary. Do you find it interesting?” Geo. Sener—“No, amusing. You see, the Dictionary and I spell words so differently.” —►D.H.S. — Mary Sener—“And are you going to move again? Why you’ve only been here four months.” Malcom Evans—“Yes, but we just discovered the bath tub won’t hold water.” Coatesville Hardware Co. Coatesville, Penna. Athletic Outfitters j Agency for Spalding { Athletic Goods j $ Ask for Catalogue28 THE CUCKOO BUICK Distributors for Chester County Automobile Supplies, Machine and Electrical Work MOTTO: Gaod Work, Fair Prices, Courteous Treatment DOWNINGTOWN MOTOR COMPANY 206 E. Lancaster Ave. East Downinglown, Pa. 243 E. Main Street, Coatesville, Pa. PERRY S SHOE STORE ? Large stock of Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Shoes I Stylish, Well Made and Serviceable I Moderately Priced GEO. E. PERRY ♦ I 101-103 E. Lancaster Ave. Downingtown, Pa. t t i | | | THE UNIVERSAL CAR Have Ford Mechanics Repair i Your Car • The mechanics in our shop who will adjust or repair your Ford car, or i Ford truck, are men who understand the Ford mechanism and who know the | Ford way of making repairs and replacements. They are experienced Ford | mechanics and because of their familiarity with Ford cars can do your work more intelligently and more quickly than can other skilled mechanics who I lack Ford experience. Our stock of Ford parts is always complete. And our Ford garage and • Ford mechanics are at your service at any time. We are Authorized Ford 1 Dealers and not only repair Fords but also sell them. Drive in or ’phone. Be j fair to your car and your pocketbook. I i t Lilley’s Ford Garage Insist on Genuine Ford Parts t • i I t t i i i i i ♦ ; I | j « i t t ( i i t I . i I i . THE CUCKOO 29 r | i i i | t j We carry a full line of Electrical Washers, Vacuum Cleaners, Electric Irons and Electrical Appliances for the House Call and Ask for Demonstration Downingtown Motor Company 206 E. Lancaster Avenue East Downingtown, Pa. 243 E. Main St., Coatesville, Pa. ; A. TRAVAGLIINI ! i i Ladies’ and Gents’ I TAILOR j | Work Called For and Delivered | 24 BRANDYWINE AVE. E. DOWNINGTOWN, PA. j | Bell Phone 94W 1 Mr. Taylor—“I keep the floors polished and waxed on account of the children.” Miss Drumm—“Why not polish and wax the children?” —••D.H.S.- — Bugs riding on a match which is floating in a puddle of water. Willie Potato Bug—“Get off there! Don’t you know that three on a match is unlucky?” Get Your HARDWARE and HOUSE SUPPLIES at Griffith’s Printer for Schools and Colleges Horace F. Temple West Chester, Penna.30 THE CUCKOO I JOS. A. BICKING, Pres. EDWIN BILKING, Vice Pres, j FRANK S. BICKING, Sec. and Treas. j i S. Austin Kicking Paper Mig. Co. i I . ! East Downingtown, Pa. Rosin Sized Building Indented Carpet Lining and Packing Paper Mill Wrappers Box Boards J. L. WELDIN Funeral Director and Emba mer ALL KINDS OF Pictures Framed 109 BRANDYWINE AVE. Bell Phone I | i I i ! i i i i 4 Paper Hanger Wall Papers 1 Window Shades | 135 E.Lancaster Ave. | ) East Downingtown, I I Penna. jTHE CUCKOO 31 — j , Go to t A. BAEN BALDWIN’S Restaurant j 1 For a Good Meal ! • I I j Barber Shop i ! • H. W. BALDWIN i j 1 7 I j I j Three 1 j Experienced Barbers ! i • j TOBACCO AND ! CONFECTIONERY ! No Waiting ! j 1 { EAST DOWNINGTOWN, PA. ] I Opposite Minquas Fire House j 1 1 | j | 1 I E. DOWNINGTOWN ! » ; i PENNA. i ! 1 . ■ ... — j BASTIAN i BROS. CO. Manufacturers of : • ; i | CLASS PINS, CLASS RINGS, ATHLETIC MEDALS Engraved Announcements and Invitations Calling Cards | 554 Bastian Building I Rochester, N. Y.33 THE CUCKOO We Feature Low Prices as well as Smart Clothes Let us put you under one of our up-to-date Straw Mats Full Fashioned Silk Hose at Old Fashioned Prices The Furnishing Store for the Men Who Care John K. Parke 114 E. Lancaster Ave. i i I t Dolbey’s News I Agency t ; 109 East Lancaster Ave. E. DOWNINGTOWN All the Daily anti Sunday Papers Magazines and Periodicals AGENT FOR DAILY LOCAL NEWS MYERS BICKING Fancy and Staple Groceries 135 W. Lancaster Avenue BELL PHONE 105J i i I i i GO TO BARRETT’S For Pure Ice Cream, Ices and Pastry Fine Assortment of Candies Always on HandCOMPLIMENTS OF THE DOWNINGTOWN BOARD OF EDUCATION Dr. L. T. Bremerman, President Herbert Ash, Vice President Ernest Smedley, Secretary G. Elliott Perry John M. Patton THOS. W. DOWNING, Treasurer REGULAR MEETING FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH CALENDAR MONTH 1 ! . V %■'' . r. • 1 v fc N MW.


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