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

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THE CUCKOO 1 “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” By Vincente Blasco Ibanez The Photoplay of the Century. A million dollars to produce. A year and a half in the making, 12,500 people in the cast. CONTINUOUS SHOWING June 12, 13 and 14th. AUDITORIUM Coatesville - Penna. Where Photographic quality is supreme Snapshot pictures developed Quality and reasonable prices guaranteed BELTS’ STUDIO 2nd Avenue Coatesville, Pa. NICK BROTHERS TOBACCO CIGARS CIGARETTES PEANUTS CONFECTIONERY SOFT DRINKS STRAW AND PANAMA HATS CLEANED Make New Ones out of Old Ones Call and See Us EAST DOWNINGTOWN, PA. Students! Mention The Cuckoo When Purchasing2 TIIE CUCKOO The Hahnemann Medical College of Phila. Offers a two-year College Course preparatory to the study of medicine. Students may be admitted to this course after graduation from The Downingtown High School. Write for Catalog 224 N. BROAD STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA. Philadelphia College of Osteopathy Incorporated 1H99 Located in leading medical center of America; up-to-date laboratories for study of chemistry, physics, biology, anatomy, physiology, pathology, bacteriology, surgery, etc.; connected with the new and thoioughly equipped Osteopathic Hospital of Philadelphia; unexcelled facilities for clinical experience. Four years' course of study, with required attendance at clinics and interneship in the Osteopathic Hospital of Philadelphia, leads to Degree, Doctor of Osteopathy. Graduates admitted to State Board Examinations (including those of New York) and practice successfully throughout the United States and many foreign countries. Entrance Requirements: Standard four-year High School course Students desiring to qualify for practice in Pennsylvania require credits for a year's work in each of the sciences, biology, physics and chemistry. College preparatory work is valuable, but is not essential to success in practice, and is, therefore, not exacted. Four years in the Philadelphia College of Osteopathy will fit you for your profession. Next term opens September 12, 1922. For catalogue and other literature address TIIE REGISTRAR, BOX 34 SPRING GARDEN AT 19TH STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA. For Good Tailoring See TRAVAGLINI Genuine Palm Beach Clothes Bermuda Beach Clothes Mohair & Worsted Suiting Silk and Linen suitings. 24 Brandywine Avenue East Downingtown, Penna. GRANGE NATIONAL BANK DOWNINGTOWN, PA. Capital and Surplus, $140,000 Interest on Savings Accounts at 3 per cent. Credited four times a year W. I. POLLOCK, President M. S. BROADT, Cashier Students! Patronize Our AdvertisersTIIE CUCKOO 3 I HE best education is none too good for the demands of our time. Young people should add to a High School course all for which they have storage capacity. A new world will be opened up to them by a thorough course in Literature, History and the various departments of Science and Engineering. All who are interested in such courses in BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY are incited to correspond with President Emory W. Hunt or Registrar Theron Clark at Lewisburg, Pa. MYERS & B1CKING Fancy and Staple Groceries Fresh an d Salt Meats 135 W. LANCASTER AVENUE Bell Phone 105-J The Taylor School A Distinctive Business Training School offering unlimited opportunities Gregg Shorthand Touch Typewriting Secretarial and Commercial Teachers’ Training Courses A card brings our catalogue Freeman P. Taylor, Ph. B. President 1002 MARKET STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA. Temple University Office for all Departments COLL EG E HALL Broad Street below Berks Philadelphia, Pa. Telephone, Diamond 0631 The College of Liberal Arts The Teachers College The School of Commerce The University High School Schools of Theology, Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Chiropody, Music Training School for Nurses Fall Semester begins September 18, 1922 Summer Session July 5 to August 12, 1922 Send for bulletin Students! Mention The Cuckoo When Purchasing4 THE CUCKOO FOR ALL- Your Drug Store Needs during the coming Summer CALL AT- HUTCHISON BROS. The Rexall Store 116 E. LANCASTER AVE. E. DOWNINGTOWN, PA. PEIRCE PEIRCE SCHOOL of Business Administration Courses of Study Teacher T raining (two years) Business Administration (two years) Accounting (two years) General Business Secretarial Shorthand and Typewriting Salesmanship 57th Annual Catalogue upon A pplication SCHOOL PINE STREET, West of Broad PHILADELPHIA Students! Mention The Cuckoo When PurchasingTIIE CUCKOO 5 I Class Page....................................................... 6 j Autographs...................................................... 7 Senior Photographs............................................8-15 Cuckoo Staff.................................................... 16 Basketball Teams............................................... 17 Honorably and Courageously, Mildred Pecket, '22................ 18 When Business Bowed, Emma Hilton, '22.......................... 20 Springtime, Alice Dolan, '22................................... 22 Editorials................................................. , 24 Alumni Notes.................................................... 26 Class Poem, Enid M. Shillady, '22.............................. 27 News........................................................... 28 Exchanges...................................................... 35 Snapshots...................................................... 38 Music Department............................................... 39 Athletics...................................................... 71 Fun............................................................ 44 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Auditorium................. 1 Baen, A.................. 58 Bacn, Charles............ 60 Bareford, Mark H......... 52 I Barrett, VVm. M.......... 61 j Bastian Bros............. 52 j Belt's Studio............. 1 Biehn, M. A.............. 66 Biles, A................. 68 Blechman's............... 61 Board of Edu........3rd cover Bicking Paper Co......... 53 Bucknell University..... 3 Business Men's Club. 4th cover Candyland Co............. 65 Chester Co. Gas Co...... 58 Chester Valley Elec. Co... 55 Cohen Bros............... 63 Downingtown Iron VVks. . 54 Downingtown Mfg. Co. . . 64 Downingtown Motor Co.. 62 Downingtown Nat'l Bank ..................2nd cover Downingtown Box Co.. .. 57 Downingtown Woolen Mills .................2nd cover Entrekin, E. E............ 59 Ezrah & Walton............ 54 Furlong & Wharry.......... 68 Garman & Son.............. 55 Grange National Bank.... 2 Griffith. Theo. M. & Son.. 61 Hahnemann Med. College. 2 Hershey's Shoe Store.... 59 Hutchison Bros............. 4 Johnson, W. C............. 66 Maclntire, E. B........... 52 McGowan & Son............ 53 Maxwell, J. W. & Son____ 60 Miller, F. P. Paper Co.... 67 Myers & Bicking........... 3 N. Y. Electrical School... 56 Nick Bros............... Parke, J. K............. Peirce School........... Perry & Co.............. Perry, G. E............. Phila. College Osteopathy. Sayre-Level Radio Co.... Sides. H. B............. Slack, S. A............. Speakman, C. N.......... Swan Hotel.............. Swank, Josiah........... Taylor School........... Temple University....... Travaglini, A........... Waas & Son.............. Welden, J. L............ Wells & Walker.......... Westbrook Publishing Co. Wills, J. H............. Wood & Guest............ Young, Edw. W........... 1 52 4 66 68 2 61 62 58 54 57 63 3 3 2 60 63 68 59 60 62®be Class Of Jltneteen ^unbreb anb ®toentHtoo iHotto: iJot Abetting, liut Baton Colors: BLUE AND GREY Jflotoer: WHITE TEA ROSE Class Officers: President..................Edward L. McCausland Vice-President................William M. McFarlan Secretary....................................Sara S. Baen Treasurer....................................Mary F. HallTHE CUCKOO gutograpf#8 THE CUCKOO FRED RUNK (Runkie) “ But I am fond of Girls, I really am ” But the girls, do not prevent Fred from being our Star Track man. He has won trophies and medals of every description and this is easily seen by the medals worn by the many girls in High School and elsewhere?. General Course; “All Aboard,” Captain Track Team, Class Day, Football. SARA BAEN (Baenie) “Most gentle is she; her large charity {An all unwitting, childlike gift in her) Not freer is to give than meek to bear; And, though herself not unacquaint with care. ” Sara is one of the most popular young ladies of D. H. S., the efficient official stenographer, and an excellent student. She is small in stature but this only proves to us that "good goods come in small packages.” Sec. Senior Class, Literary editor Cuckoo (2), Girls Glee Club, Sec. Literary, Bookkeeper Cuckoo, “All Aboard”, General Course. LEWIS BOND (Lou) Lou is the wordless wonder of the age, He studies his lessons from page to page. General Course, Class Day, Glee Club, “All Aboard”, Inter-Class Basketball and Varsity. E. MILDRED BARRETT (Millie) “Heart on her lips and soul within her eyes Soft as her clime and sunny as her skies. ” Millie is one of the soloist of our class. Her voice can well be described as sweet, gentle and low, an excellent thing in woman. Millie is a friend and sister to all the boys, and loved by all her classmates. Her great hobby is Basketball and we wish her every success as she goes to higher pursuits of life. College Preparatory, “All Aboard”, Girls Glee Club, Music Editor, Basketball, Class Day.TIIE CUCK O O 9 EMMA HILTON (Emmie) “Calmly she looked on Life.” Emma is one of the believers in “Silence is Golden She is well up in our class, a conscientious worker, possessed of much ability. Commercial Course, “All Aboard”, Class Day, Glee Club. FRANCIS TWEED (“Tweedie”) In shooting a line Tweedie is king, He riles the teachers and everything, The Senior Class he tries to rule, But he’s the best known fellow in school. President Junior Class, Manager Baseball, “All Aboard”, Class Day, Business Manager of Cuckoo, Scientific Course. ANNIE BUFFINGTON (Annie) “Pearl-pale is she—” Annie is usually in a good humor, except when something goes wrong. Everyone knows of her dexterity in the use of the powder puff. Commercial Course,“All Aboard”, Class Day, Glee Club. WILLIAM MAHAN (Billie) “Ilcw oft his eyes set some poor heart to whirling” Billy is not a ladies man, but he is a friend to all the girls. He is not overly studious but he’s alright and will succeed in life, we know. Boys Glee Club, Class Day, Cuckoo Staff, Football (2), Baseball (2), Interclass Basketball.10 THE CUCKOO MARY E. HALL (Butch) “ This girl of stature small is she Always jovial, happy, gay A t her studies she likes to be For she says they show the way. ” Mary is the Valedictorian of our class, and we may always depend upon her to recite her lessons. She is known for her sweet smiling face and is always willing to please. Commercial Course, Treasurer of Senior Class, Glee Club, “All Aboard”, Commencement (Valedictorian). J. RICHARD NEILL (“Dick”) “His life was genltle and the elements So mixed tn him, that nature might stand up And say to all the world, This was a man." Dick came to us from Philadelphia, in 1921. He has always been a true member of our class, willing to do his share and even more in our work for the good of our class. He is Editor-in-Chief of our High School Paper, The Cuckoo. Scientific Course; Art Editor Cuckoo (2), Editor-in-Chief Cuckoo, “All Aboard”, Debating team, Commencement. MARY ELIZABETH SENER (Maggie) “Suggestions she does gladly give A nd all who know can better give Where help is needed she is there And all who know her thus will swear. " Mary is certainly one of our comforters, we wouldn’t know what to do without Mary to give advice, suggestions, etc. However, her one failing is her great love for Bow Wows. Especially the Bousum type. College Preparatory Course, Girls Basketball Manager, High School Editor to Archive, Girls Glee Club, Class Day, Treasurer Literary Society of Junior Year. GEORGE BOUSUM (Bow Wow, Jiggs) “In spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love” So does our classmate George. He is ever faithful and true, and surely a knight of old. How proud will he be in the future to be a successful dentist with Maggie by his side. Football Manager; Class Day; Cuckoo Staff; Sophomore President, ’22.THE CUCKOO 11 HORACE CARPENTER (Cakp) “It is better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all. ” Carp is one of our shining stars. He has won for himself the place of second honor, the Salutatory. Carp is also interested in Basketball and all who attended our games have seen his good work. Scientific Course, Baseball (3), Basketball (2), Football (1), Cuckoo (2), Vice-President Junior Class, Commencement. JULIA GRETH (Judy, Bubbles) But there is nothing half so sweet as love’s young dream. Julia has sighed to many though she loves but one. She is ever patient and gentle and has won the esteem of her classmates by her sweet and gentle nature. Julia we give you our best wishes for success. Commercial Course, Girls’ Glee Club, “All Aboard”, Class Day. WILLIAM McFARLAN (Bill, Tub) “He is activity personified, In truth He is too active for so small a youth. ” Whenever there is something going on, Billy is there. However, he has just learned that some fair bits of femininity are worth noticing. Although not at the head of his class he is a steady worker (?), and what he starts, he sometimes finishes. And stamp, stamp, stamp—pre-cancels and first issues. Scientific Course, “All Aboard”, Vice-President Senior Class, Official Stamp Collector, Business Manager Cuckoo, Class Day. EMMA KENNEDY (Peaches) “ Made in a piece of natures madness Too small almost for the life gladness That ever filled her." Although very small of stature, Emma is by no means small in thought. She is ever jolly and good natured. She does not seem to like many boys but it is whispered that a Junior is fast capturing her heart. We wish you luck. Commercial Course, Girls’ Glee Club, All Aboard, Class Day.THE CUCKOO EARL GARRISON (Nat Garry) “ He runs, he leaps, he falls upon the grass, The athletic idol of our class. ” Earl is one of our all around athletes. Although he is not overly studious he puts his heart and soul into his sports. Although many girls have sighed to Earl his heart is still his own. However, we know some sweet maiden will in the future succeed in capturing it, then, look out Earl! General Course, Captain Football, Captain Basketball, Captain Baseball, Class Day. JENNIE MacNAMEE (Jen-Gene) “Of stature she was passing tall, A nd sparsely formed and lean withal. ” Jennie is the tallest member of our class. She is noted for her great ability to argue. Jennie is one of our newly found sopranos. We hope she will continue her good work which she started here in D. H. S. with her classmates. Commercial Course—“All Aboard”, Girls Glee Club, Commencement. THEODORE NOLL (Ted) Ted is quiet and dignified His love for the class has never died But the opposite may be said of the girls For he doesn’t like bobbed hair and curls. Scientific Course, Class Day, President Literary Society. ALICE L. COOK (Cookie) “Laugh and the world laughs with you. ” Is certainly Cookie’s motto for she is ever laughing Worry never made you happy. As a cook Alice qualified to her name, as John will no doubt tell you, should you care to ask about it. Commercial Course, Class Day.THE CUCKOO 13 THERESA F RANCELLA (Tress) “ Her great occupation is giggling A nd in jokes she does abound For not only one does she tell them But as fast as the clock turns around. ” Tress is one member of our class who wi 1 never grow old. VVe will always remember her as our little, jolly, happy-go-lucky classmate. Commercial Course, Girls Glee Club, Cuckoo Staff. ELDRED DUNN (Dunn ie) “ Comb down his hair. Look! Look! it stands upright. ” Eldred is one of the quiet members of our class. Although he is much interested in a certain Junior, he does not allow this to interfere with his school work. Scientific Course, “All Aboard”, Class Day, Glee Club. MARTHA BENNER (Bennie) “ The mildest manners and the gentlest heart. ” Martha comes from Glenmoore. She is known for her quiet reserve, but is an all around sport in everything she tries. General Course, Class Day, Exchange Editor of the Cuckoo, Glee Club, “All Aboard.” CHARLES F. HERTEL (Verm) “Give me ease and I am happy." Charles holds the record for being late in our class He was late on the first day and also the last He's not very fast, and he’s not very thin But he’s a pretty good fellow for the shape he’s in. General Course, Glee Club, Class Day, Inter-Class Basketball.14 THE CUCKOO ALVIN PHIPPS (Phjppsy) “ Men of few words are the best men. ” Alvin is one who is always ready to do a good turn. He is a good student and is always bright and cheerful. He came to us from Lionville High School. Scientific Course, Class Day, Glee Club. ALICE DOLAN (Al) “ The Music in my heart I bore” Alice is the pianist of our class. She has often entertained us with her sweet music. We all prophecy a brilliant musical career for her and wish her “God Speed”, in her work. Commercial Course; “Allaboard”, Class Day. ALBERT WHEATLY (Baldy) “ When e’er you see this senior You shall know him by his talk.” Albeit pays no attention to the fair sex. However, we are sure that he will wake up some day. Commercial Course, Class Day, Interclass Basketball. ROSE V. DOLAN (Roe) “A little song with twist of tongue A bout this maid is formed, She’s a great ‘ help ’ in trouble galore, Especially in the study hall—nuf said, no more.” Although Rose is about the smallest member of our class in size she is by no means the smallest in our affections. Rose is always jolly and at any time you can hear her little giggle which proclaims that Rose has heard something funny. “All Aboard”, Class Day, Commercial Course.THE CUCKOO 15 EDWARD McCAUSLAND (Ed) “As prone to mischief, as able to perform it. ” Ed. is the official comedian of our class. One may sometimes see him speeding on the road to Guthriesville in his Cheverolet, which is still running. We cannot say that he likes any “special”, but we know that he gets along very well with the girls. Scientific Course, President of Senior Class, Basketball Manager, “All Aboard”, Class Day, (dee club, Inter-class Basketball. MILDRED A. PECKET (Mid) “In every gesture Dignity". A “Student” Well I just guess! “ Stately ” I should say yes. “Romantic", that’s not hard to state. “ The Rest"I We'll let Mid relate. Mid is our vamp. She has beaus galore. Any night you might find Mid sitting on the front porch swing with a member of the opposite sex by her side. We hope Mid will not break too many hearts. General Course, Cuckoo, Class Day, “All Aboard”, Treasurer Junior Class. GEORGE SENER (Archie) “ What I have been taught I have forgotten, What I know I guessed. ” Archie is the owner of the big brown eyes But lie’s not bound up with any love ties He is the only Ford Chauffeur in our class And we’ll still remember him from the past. Scientific Course, Assistant Circulation Manager of Cuckoo, Class Day. “All Aboard.” ENID SHILLADY (Nid) “I strove.for none, for none was worth my strife. " Enid is one of our man-haters. She never bothers the boys because she thinks they’re not worth it. Perhaps you’re right Enid, but you won t always think so. She is a good student and we predict a future for Enid. General Course, Class Day, “All Aboard.”1() THE CUCKOO ®fje Cuckoo &taff = 1922 Top Row {reading from left to right): Harvey Fishburn, Faculty Advisor; Mary Jane Dow’in, Junior Exchange Editor; Mildred Pecket, Senior Alumni Editor; Joseph Huggins, Junior Associate Editor; Anna Eby, Junior Joke Editor; Alton Connell, Junior Assistant Circulation Manager; Martha Benner, Senior Exchange Editor; Theresa Franceba, Senior Joke Editor; Francis Tweed. Second Row: George Sener, Senior Assistant Circulation Manager; Horace Carpenter, Senior Athletic Editor; Sara Baeh, Senior Literary Editor; Mildred Barrett, Senior Music Editor. Bottom Row: Eugene Foster, Junior Assistant Business Manager; William M. McFarlan, Business Manager; Paul C.Gast, Faculty Advisor; J. Richard Neill, Editor-in-Chief; R. B. Taylor, Faculty Advisor; George Bousum, Senior Assistant Business Manager; William Mahan, Senior Associate Editor.«18 THE CUCKOO Honorably and Courageously Mildred A. Pecket, ’22 ONORABLY and Courageously is an inspiring motto to all those who hear and will heed it. Every young American boy and girl has an ambition hidden deep down in their heart to accomplish something. The more that is learned of great men such as Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Edison, the more insistent becomes this desire. When we study the histories of these men we would like to do something great, so that we could be spoken of as typical Americans. Roosevelt was considered a typical American. Was he? You and I are Americans. Do we possess the qualities he had? He was honorable and courageous. Roosevelt was not a typical American. His qualities put him above the average. He can not be used as an illustration to others as a type of the Americans. When we see the great things such men as these have accomplished we feel discouraged. We may not have wealth, health, position, education and knowledge which these men possessed. However, environment or physical heredity do not make us either great or small. It is our individual self. Those things can be obtained. Washington, it is true possessed wealth, health and position, but are these the things we learn of in history? No, it is because of his honor and courage we learn of him today. He possessed courage or would he have attempted to organize a government under the conditions he did? He was treading an untrodden path. He attempted something no one else was willing to do. And he had the courage to carry out his plans which proved to be successful. Lincoln is another whose noble deeds we love to study. He was the soul of honor. Was his environment good? Yet these small things did not keep Lincoln down. Abraham Lincolns’ motto was: “All Things Are Possible”.T H E CUC K O O 19 He realized through failures and victories they were possible only through courage. He knew that all who possessed courage and honor could not to greatness. If we possess these qualities we have greatness in our souls, even though the world should never hear of us. Roosevelt believed in justice. He would stand for justice even though every one were against him. Everyone paid homage to his memory, not because he had l>een President of the United States, but because of his honor and fearless courage. Roosevelt lacked the one great requisite that everyone must have to accomplish some things. From boyhood he was in bad health. He had the courage to keep on until he was an example of physical strength. His aim was “To Serve”. Did he not do one of the greatest things a truly great man can do, to help the weaker class of people. Edison possessed courage or could we be using the inventions we do every day. We use them and become so accustomed to them, that we never think of the months of tireless efforts on his part, to complete them. He believed that he could make an incandescent light. He tried and failed, he tried again and again. Each time was a failure. He tried two thousand times. They were all failures. He persisted and the two thousandth and first time he won. His was the persistent courage that wrould not let him rest, because he had faith, he could do it. The end w'as the victory. These are only a few of the men the world has accepted as great. To be great we must not only have accomplished something for which we may or may not be directly responsible. Circumstances have enabled some people to be great. We must have honor, humility, truth, courage and loyalty. These are the foundations for all greatness. To possess education, health, or any of these qualities and put them to a bad use is a detriment or a hinderance to mankind. Many of the criminals in our prisons of today are educated ar.d talented men. This condition is due to lack of honor and courage. If they had the courage to put their talents to a good use and not abuse them, they could be of invaluable use to society. If we possess talents and put them to a good use, it is one step nearer the goal of victory. If we hold dear these mottoes we will at sunset look back with no regrets. “With honor with Courage” For truth and right Honorable and Courageously We live our life.2 0 THE CUCKOO When Business Bowed Emma Hilton, ’22 She was determined to make every one have faith in her geology. She had just been engaged by the Buffalo Oil Company to give a report on some lands in Tampico which were thought to be very valuable in oil. After arriving in Tampico, she and Casey her guide had started to scout the rugged hills, each going in a different direction. Now as she paused by the hill, Casey appeared, his pockets bulging out with specimens of the afternoon’s scouting. The specimens proved to be a wonderful collection of fossils. One of the fossils was a curious button, and it proved to be a button from the uniform of a Mexican revolutionist. There was an old tradition concerning this part of the country. This region at one time was the home of a very rich tribe of Indians, and their favorite hiding place was among these hills. It was supposed that they had a silver mine hid in these deep ravines. One night the settlement around the ranch village heard a rumor that the indians had planned a raid. The people were terrified of course, but the Indians never appeared. A cowboy named Rawson had started out to learn what had happened, When he returned several days later a handful of these buttons was all he possessed. He said that there were a dozen dead Mexicans scattered among many dead Indians, and there was no sign of the tribe left. All these years, one after another had searched for the mine, but they never found a trace of it. Hazel listened with great interest to the story, and she turned to the fossils with a more optimistic mind. Hastily she put the specimens in her bag and without a word set out down the trail. It was now time for her to give her report to the Buffalo Oil Company. Reluctantly, she went to the company’s office. There were assembled the four men composing the company. She told them that there was no conclusive proof of a structure for oil on their land. A land speculator from Tampico was prepared to pay three times the desired price for one-half the land, providing that a favorable geologic report from her, whether the land contained oil or not, just so they could take advantage of people investing in land and reap a large profit for themse>ves. H AZEL ROWLAND was the only woman who had ever braved the anticoed spirit in Ruskin University, and she had graduated in the school of economic geology at the head of a class of fifty men.THE CUCKOO 21 This Hazel refused to do because she might cause an innocent buyer to lose all his money, and it also would be a treacherous act against the science, she truly loved. The President of the company thought that she ought not to fail them as her father was a friend of his and it would also wreck the fortune of the company. If she would only give a report she would be given a one-eighth interest in the land. Ever since her mother’s death, Hazel had clung to her father and his wishes were the ultimate authority governing her plans. Just that morning, Hazel had received a letter from her father announcing that he had decided to discontinue her allowance for all expenses incurred in oil prospecting, as his continued remonstrance over her wasteful expenditures in West Texas had been unavailing. He was glad that she was enjoying herself, and all funds she made out of oil geology, she was welcome to use as she chose. So why should she care if the President of the Company was a friend of her fathers? All the company wanted was for her to pick out the best location where she thought'oil could be found. This she refused to do whether she was disregarding her own interests or not. “You see” said the President of the Company, “If you are square with us, we can fix things right for you.” You see we have tremendous holdings thoughout the oil belt and can give you constant employment. Why, in no time you could count your earnings in six figures. Your reputation as a geologist would be assured. On the contrary, if it leaks out that we have found your work unsatisfactory, you can easily picture your position. Hazel reminded them that she was employed to make a survey of the land and not to make their fortune. Early the next afternoon they received a note from Hazel asking them to meet her that evening on an important matter. Every detail of the note showed that she was excited. “Do I understand that you own the mineral as well as the oil rights on this land?” inquired Hazel. No one seemed to know. “What had this to do with a favorable oil report for a Tampico operation,” was the inquiry of all the men. Then Hazel told them of her re-examining the land, but found no trace of oil. But as she and the guide turned to go to the village, they noticed an opening in the side of the cliff, behind a huge cactus. As they made their way through the dark passage, the light of the candles revealed a large American eagle, between several skeletons. His toe struck something round and hard. He picked it up and to his astonishment, it proved to be a button matching the one from the uniform of a Mexican Revolutionist, picked up several days before. They took a considerable number22 TIIE CUCKOO of specimens back with them, and among tlie specimens they found seme valuable silver ore. It proved to be a six foot vein in the cave and one which would improve with depth. A high grade silver ore that should bring four hundred dollars a ton. The men were gradually taking in the situation. The President, being a veteran oil operator, was aceustomed to swift action. lie consequently asked: “What are your terms, for showing us the location of the mine?” “Six hundred thousand dollars and a twentieth royalty,” she replied. “Just present her with the mine, said the President, that will be cheaper. ” They were willing to give the six hundred thousand, but the twentieth royalty was unreasonable. After she had left, one of the men came forward, and held out his watch fob on which there was an exact duplicate of the buttons found in the mine. You remember her account of the Indian tradition, he said. It is undoubtedly true, for 1 have lived here all my life and have heard this tradition from infancy. She has then, found the valuable silver mine opened by the Indians. This button on my fob was given to my grandmother by an old cowboy as a luck-piece for her, the night of the raid planned on the settlement. The Company knew that Hazel was the most accurate and thorough geologist in the field, and so they decided to accept the offer. Hazel was just leaving for the city to lay the proposition before another mining company, when the men arrived. They wrote a check for the amount, and the next morning they were given the location of the mine. She then sent a telegram to her father. Upon the blank she wrote the following message to her father, one that she had often received from him: “If you need money, draw on me for any amount.” “ Springtime" Alice Dolan, ’22 Tpinis s the time of the year when one feels very happy and full of vitality. To see the beautiful trees and flowers of every imaginable color, anyone with any poetic instinct at all would be forced to use it to advantage. Anyone who enjoys picturesque scenery certainly would enjoy the scenery of Chester Valley in the spring of the year. It is very beautiful with its green trees such as Maple, Willow, etc., in contrastTHE CUCKOO 23 to the beautifully colored fruit trees and flowers. A view which can be seen from any one of the surrounding hills or from the trains which run through the Valley. The fields also add to this with their green shades in contrast with the freshly ploughed ground which is being made ready for planting. The small, brightly-painted farm-houses, together with the cattle grazing in the fields and the large and small ducks and chickens help to make this a perfect picture. The loveliness of this not only lasts while the trees bear their differently colored blossoms, but when they commence to bear the fruit which everyone looks forward to, they seem to become even more interesting. What is more perfect than to walk through these nice, large, orchards, which are in this Valley? With the birds singing gaily in the tree-tops and the frogs jumping and splashing in the cool streams, which wdnd through the orchards one is really enchanted. These orchards wrould have an especially enchanting effect on one in the evening, with the moon shining brightly through the trees and the little crickets chirping in the grass, one or perhaps more than one could not help but enjoy it and appreciate the wonderful things which nature has provided in this beautiful season. Happy Seniors, what delight You must feel in graduation Each to be a shining light In the coming generation. Just four years ago you came Filled with verdance and ambition Strove you hard to win a name And be crowned with erudition. You’ve succeeded? But in part; Now the fuller life’s begun Still you’ve learned the noble art Of living. Thus the heights are wron. Undergrad-dom’s o’re, and knowing That henceforth your paths must lie Far from I). H. S. diverging With hearty clasp we say—“Good-bye”. “ The Bazaar".— The Cuckoo — Vol. IV Downingtown, Pa., June, 1922 No. 4 J. Richard Neill, ’22, Editor-in-Chief Business Manager William M. McFarlan, '22 J. William Mahan, Assistant Business Manager George W. Bousum, ’22 Literary Editor Sara E. Baen, ’22 Athletic Editor Horace S. Carpenter, ’22 Alumni Editor Mildred A. Pecket, ’22 Faciti Paul C. Gast Harvey '22, Associate Editor Assistant Circulation Manager George W. Sener, ’22 Exchange Editor Martha Benner, '22 Joke Editor Theresa M. Francilla Art Editor J. R. Neill, ’22 ty Advisers W. Fishburn R. B. Taylor Published November, December, March and June June issue 25 cents. All Advertisements and other business matters should be addressed to the Business Manager. FAREWELL rp HE high school days for the Class of 1922 are now over, and we go * out through the doors of old D. II. S. feei ng that we have won HH|1 our four years’ struggle. Some of our class will continue their education in higher institutions of learning, while others will enter into the industrial and commercial work of the world. As the time draws near for us to bid farewell to our Alma Mater, a great sadness comes over us. Old 1). II. S., in which we have studied so hard; in whichTIIE CUCKOO 25 we have had such good times; in which we have made so many friends; now must we leave you. And as the years pass, may we never forget you, our Alma Mater. IN PARTING The staff wishes to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the school, faculty, and town who has helped to make The Cuckoo a success. Whether you wrote a story, for The Cuckoo, gave an ad, helped with suggestions, or helped us in any way, we assure you we appreciate your interest and ask you to support The Cuckoo as well, in the future. SPECIAL MENTION Although it is not customary for us to speak of the work of the Editors of the various departments of The Cuckoo, I will now take the opportunity to congratulate Mary Jane Dowlin, Junior Exchange Editor, for her most excellent work in the Exchange departments of the first three issues of The Cuckoo. I would like also, to congratulate William M. McFarlan, Business Manager of The Cuckoo, for his most able management of the same.26 THE CUCKOO Alumni Notes The Thirty-Fifth Annual Banquet and Reunion of the Downing-town High School Alumni was held in the Minquas Gynasium, Friday Evening April 21, 1922. The Class of 1917 as honor class* led the way into the banquet room, which was beautifully decorated with class pennants and colors. The Class of 1920 followed. Edwin Baldwin, President of the Alumni Association gave an Address of Welcome to which Edward McCausland, as President of the Class of 1922,responded. A fine banquet was served after which Mr. C. O. Benner of Coates-ville gave an Address. Mrs. Helen Usher rendered a Vocal Solo. Dr. Hutchison read resolutions concerning the late Dr. L. T. Bremerman. The Class of 1922 then sang their High School song. Commemorative Exercises were held in the High School Auditorium February 25, 1922, in honor of John R. Hunsicker. The following program was rendered: Invocation—Rev. J. Rodney Russell. Solo—Miss Marian V. Philips. Opening Address—Robert Fox, Attorney-at-Law. Addresses and Eulogies by Co-Workers—Stacy E. Peters, Mary R. Swayne, Thomas A. Bork and George W. Moore. Instrumental Duet—Misses Mabel and Kathryn Tyson. Addresses by Former Students—D. Edgar Hutchison, M. D., Asa Pennebacker, Attorney-at-Law, W. Perry Tyson, Deputy Prothonotary of Chester County. Solo—Gordon Carpenter. Presentation of Tablet by Edwin Baldwin, President of Alumni Association. Acceptance of Tablet by L. T. Bremerman, M. D. Music—Alma Mater—Audience. Benediction—Rev. Joseph Schubert. The Tablet was placed in the High School Auditorium. It bears the following inscription: “John R. Hunsicker, B. S. A. M.” Superintendent of the Downingtown Public Schools 1898-1915 Educator, Benefactor, Scholar, Frierd. In Grateful Remembrance Alumni Association.THE CUCKOO 27 Class Poem By Enid M. Shillady A traveller stood one summer’s day, At the base of a mountain high, “I’ll climb to the top,” I hear him say Though it cost me many a sigh. We classmates stood four years agone And visioned the climb ahead, We’ll reach the top if we start with the dawn, So we marched with a steady tread. Our teachers stood with anxious eyes, All ready to help and to guide, “Keep on”, they said, for to him who tries. Success will come and certain pride. The climb was hard as the days went by And times passed speedily on As we learned our lessons at Downingtown High But now ’tis over and done. We stand once more and peer afar Through the waiting years ahead, Our motto will be our guiding star And we’ll follow the light it will shed. My classmates are here in the dawn of Life’s day. And for us it will never be night If we always the voice of our Father obey, And ne’er turn aside from His light.LECTURES On Thursday morning, Mar. 31st, Mr. Gilbson Mcllvain gave the pupils of D. H. S. a short talk on “How to Become Known To The World”. Mr. Mcllvain gave some good and interesting ideas on the subject. He is a well-known man in this community and the pupils of D. H. S. would like to hear a similar talk given by him again. His lecture was interesting and a great help, particularly to the Seniors who graduate this June. On Thursday morning, Apr. 27th, the pupils of Downingtown High School were given a lecture on “How to preserve the teeth”, by Dr. Joseph Huggins. He explained nearly everything possible about how to care for our teeth. He also showed the growth of the teeth from childhood to maturity. Dr. Huggins illustrated bis lecture very well b;y means of slides. The advice which he gave was of great importance because it showed us the cause for the decaying of the teeth. The students were greatly benefited by the lecture and we hope that we will hear from Dr. Huggins soon again. On Thursday morning, Apr. 15th, Mr. Gibbs, Superintendent of the Downingtown Paper Box Factory, gave us an illustrated lecture on “How to Progress in Life”. Mr. Gibbs explained the life of a man, from the time he came across the ocean until he became President of a certain Factory. He also stated that if anyone wants to or has attained fame in the business world, they must start at the bottom and work up. Always go for something big and try to attain it by hard work. Mr. Gibbs has given us some good advice and we hope we may hear from him again in the near future. Senior Class Party On May 12th, a Senior Class Party was held at the home of William McFarlan in honor of the members of the Senior Class. There was a large attendance including the members o*. the High School Faculty. Tie party started at 8.15 after all the guests were present. Several games were played after which refreshments were served including ice cream, cake, strawberries, candy, nuts, etc. Then more games were played after which a motion for adjournment was made and carried. Everyone enjoyed the evening fully. The Senior Class thanks Mrs. McFarlan for her hospitality.THE CUCKOO 29 LITERARY SOCIETY The Downing-Wills Literary Society met in regular session in the High School Auditorium on March 10, 1922 and the minutes of the previous meeting were read, approved and the following program was rendered: Selection...........Boys Glee Club Resume..................Paul Ezrah Vocal Solo Marion Tweed was unable to render her selection on account of illness. Recitation........Margaret Henning Debate Resolved that Newspapers do more harm than good. Affirmative, Emma Hilton, William Mahan; Negative, Gladys Windel, Francis Tweed. The Judges and the house both decided in favor of the negative. Piano Solo Jacob Pactor substituting for Helen Fisher. Senior Sentiment Roll Call. Snapshots...........Charles Hertel The Critics Report Mr. P. C. Gast The program for the next meeting was read and a motion was then carried for adjournment. The Downing-Wills Literary Society met in regular session in the Auditorium of the High School on March 29, 1922. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved and the following program was rendered: Song by the School. The resume by Marian Dague was interesting and contained good current news. The chorus by the Seniors was enjoyed. The book review by Enid Shil-lady was very interesting. The debate: Resolved that the United States should prohibit Immigration for a number of years. Affirmative, Harry Rothos, Gladys Sharp; negative, Earl Drake, Helen Miley. The Judges decided in favor of the negative and the house in favor of the affirmative. Natalie Pollock favored us with a violin solo and responded to an encore. The Junior Sentiment Roll was exceptionally well given. The Freshman boys entertained us with a chorus. The Oration by Ray Sheeler was well given. The Snapshots by George Bousum were very interesting and was especially enjoyed by the students. The Critic’s Report, by Mr. Schmidt was very helpful and instructive as well as interesting. The reading of the next program was followed by adjourment. The Downing-Wills Literary Society met in regular Session in the High School Auditorium on May 10, 1922. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved and the following program was rendered.: Resume......................Attmore Pollock Vocal Solo..................Mildred Barrett Recitation....................Helen Love Saxophone Solo..........Herbert Ash Debate: Resolved that the laws to30 THE CUCKOO enforce the National Prohibition Amendments are too drastic. Affirmative, Horace Carpenter, Florence Lewes; negative, Eugene Foster sub. Alton Connell, Mary Sener. The Judges decided in favor of the negative and the house in favor of the negative. General Debate. Selection.. High School Orchestra Freshmen Sentiment Roll Call. Vocal Solo.............Ruth FisheT Extempore Speech.......Frank Gee Critic’s Report . Mr. Paul C. Gast Adjournment. The Downing-Wills Literary Society met in regular Session in the High School Auditorium on April 7, 1922. The minutes of the previous meeting was read and approved and the following program was rendered: Number by Girls’ Glee Club. The Resume by Earnest Fitzgerald contained good current and local news. Marion Tweed favored us with a solo which was up to her usual standard. The recitation by Anna Eby was given in a very pleasing manner and showed Anna’s ability along this line. The oration by Vernon Bently was very well given. Debate: Resolved that the Peaceful annexation of Mexico to the United States would be for the best interest of both countries. Affirmative, Marion Davidson, Rocco Donato; negative, Paul Hoffman, Hannah Burnett. The Judges decided in favor of the negative as did the house. The violin solo by Beryl Young was very good. Ethel Magee also entertained us with a recitation. The piano duet by Alice Dolan and Eldred Dunn was up to their usual standard. Critic’s Report, by Mr. P. C. Gast was helpful and instructive. The reading of the next program was followed by adjournment. JUNIOR-SENIOR RECEPTION On Friday Evening May 19,1922, the Annual Junior-Senior Reception was held in the Downingtown High School. We were welcomed by the Reception Committee of the Junior Class in the High School building. We then formed in line and proceeded to the Lutheran Church where the Banquet was held. The Church was beautifully decorated and the banquet feast was enjoyed by all after which toasts were given and remarks made by the Juniors and Seniors and the members of the Board of Directors and Faculty respectively. Upon returning to the School a very pleasing entertainment was rendered followed by dancing. The Senior Class takes this opportunity of thanking the Junior Class for a most enjoyable evening.THE CUCKOO 31 SOPHOMORE CLASS PARTY The class of 1924 held a High School Party on Monday evening Mar. 27th, at 8 o’clock for the benefit of their, class. There was a very large attendance including the pupils and the members of the High School Faculty. Also quite a number of the alumni. There were games for those who did not dance. The dancing lasted until 10.30 after which refreshments were served, consisting of cake, punch, ice cream, etc. Every one had a very nice time and we congratulate the Sophomore Class on the manner in which the party was conducted. SENIOR CLASS On Thursday evening May 25, 1922, Miss Marion V. Philips entertained the Class of 1922, and Faculty at her home on Downing Avenue. A most enjoyable evening was spent at cards and games, after which we wrere served with refreshments. We wish to thank Miss Philips for her kind invitation and pleasant evening. Eighth Grade The Advancement Exercises of the Eighth Grade wrill be held in High School Auditorium Tuesday evening June 6th, at 8.15 P. M. A class of forty-eight will be promoted to High School. Rev. Joseph Schubert will deliver the Address. One of the features of the evening will be “The Carnival of Months” presented by members of the class, assisted by children from the Primary grades. The same night the American Legion will award two medals, one to a lx>y and the other to a girl of the class" There has been “no room to let” in the Grammar Room this year. Every seat has been occupied. Fifty pupils have been enrolled, one moved away and one of our sixteen year old boys left school to go to wrork. Looking back over the year, it has been a pleasant one. We have worked together in harmony, and have pulled together. While some will not report to High School next year and will engage in other work, our teacher predicts success for us in school activities and scholarship. We look forward with pleasant anticipation. $ ? 8TH GRADE BASEBALL TEAM Catcher..........Lucas Cisarik Pitcher..........Harry Orner First Base...............Percy Miller Second Base......Charles Hayes Third Base.......Wybert Knauer Short Stop.......Paul Tweed Left Field.......Allen Harris Center Field.......Earle Ames Right Field........Albert Schrumpf Manager..........Allen Harris Captain..........Percy Miller32 THE CUCKOO 3ti Jfflemortam LABAN TROUT BREMERMAN, M.D. October 25, 1849—March 31, 1922 President of the Board of Education for twenty-five yearsTHE CUCKOO 33 Laban Trout Bremerman, M. D. Laban Trout Bremerman, M. I)., graduate of the Public Schools, Washington, D. C., George Washington University, Washington, D. C., A. B. 1871, Ibid., A. M. 1874, Ibid., M. D. 1874. The late President of our School Board was born in Baltimore, Md., October 25, 1849, and died in Downingtown, Pa., March 31, 1922. He was awarded a gold medal by his Alma Mater, as first prize in Latin, and a second gold medal, as first prize in general scholarship. In addition to his twenty-seven years’ of service as school director, he had been honored by being elected frequently as President of the Chester County School Directors’ Association and as Chief Burgess of the Borough of Downingtown. Dr. Bremerman will be remembered as a staunch friend of the public schools, as a scholarly gentleman, and as a most excellent citizen. He was elected on Monday evening, December 5, 1921, for the twenty-fifth consecutive time as president of the Downingtown School Board. The high school building in the West W'ard and the plans for the new $100,000 building in the East Ward are material monuments to his services and to his honor. His daily program provided for a visit to the local schools and an evening ’phone conversation with the Supervising Principal concerning the progress and welfare of the teachers and pupils. Tbe doctor had a deep sense of humor and was a great lover of good stories. He was a member of Hiram Lodge, No. 10, Free and Accepted Masons, Washington, D. C. In his love for Downingtown and her people, the Doctor was surpassed by no one, and the void caused by his passing on will probably never be filled. His courtly and congenial manners, his courage and fidelity to his duties, his ever ready hand and encouraging word to the deserving and to the needy will be a perpetual aspiration to all those who came into close and intimate contact with our noble and lamented friend, whose philosophy of life is so well expressed in the following poem:34 THE CUCKOO Fellowship if i can have it said of me, When ended is my time of toil, That I have fought to helpful be, And have not labored just for spoil. I’ll greet death’s angel with a smile And take his hand and journey on, Believing that I’ve been worth while And still shall live although I’ve gone. If friends of mine shall only say That I was friendly to them all, That I had time for them each day And answered every piteous call For help that fell upon my ears And stretched my hand out here and there, To bind up wounds and dry up tears, ’Twill compensate for every care. If I can have it said of me That I have borne my burdens well, That good in men I’ve tried to see. That good in men I’ve tried to tell; That I have faced my time of strife With patience, and have been a friend, That helpfully I’ve lived my life, I shall not fear to face the end. If I can strew along my w^ay The roses of remembrance sweet. Can leave a few friends here to say That I had cheered them in defeat; If I can leave in human hearts One trace of me wrhen I am gone, When God the veil of mystery parts I need not fear to journey on. —Author Unknown. A. B. M.THE CUCKOO 3.5 The Key—Battle Creek High School, Battle Creek, Michigan. You have a good paper, but it would be much more interesting with a few more stories. Your jokes are very good. Videttq—Lancaster High School, Lancaster, Pa. Your paper is very interesting from beginning to end. Your literary department shows very good talent. Very attractive cover. The Pennant—Pennant Publishing Co., Meriden, Conn. Your paper does not show very much school spirit. It is mostly advertisements. Why not have a variety? The Argus—Gardner High School, Gardner, Mass. Very good advertising committee. Alumni notes show good interest. Cuts might be more artistic. The Garnet and Gray—Lands-down High School, Landsdowne, Pa. Jokes very good, but a few more would be an improvement. Splendid interest shown in your athletic department. Occident—Rochester High School, Rochester, N. Y. The topics in brief are something new, aren’t they? Very good idea. Not much concerning your exchange department. Why don’t you give more opinions as to other exchanges. Good peppy jokes. Volcano—Hornell High School, Hornell, N. Y. You could improve your paper by making the cover more attractive. Why not more jokes? Put some pep in your literary department, it would be a great help to your paper. Your April issue has some keen jokes. The Pattersonian—Mount Joy High School, Mount Joy, Pa. Your class notes show good class spirit. Good athletic department. Good bunch of jokes, but as to your exchange department, your editor better get to work. The Dawn—Connecticut School for boys, Meriden, Conn. Table of contents missing. Your paper seems to be mostly stories. No cuts, why not? Makes paper more attractive. The story entitled “The Song’’ is very interesting. The Gleam—Johnston High School, St. Paul, Minn. Design on outside cover very attractive. Very interesting paper. “Sure signs of Spring”, very clever. Good Alumni department. Purple and White—Phoenixville High School, Phoenixville, Pa. Story entitled “False Evidence”. A very interesting one. Where is your exchange editor these days. Good advertising manager. Good cuts.36 THE CUCKOO The Torch Light—Madisonville High School, Madisonville, Ky. Style of paper very poor. Good exchange department. How about a few more jokes to make your paper more interesting. The Blue and White—Savannah High School, Savannah, Ga. Your joke editor better get to work or I would discharge him. Also your advertising manager. How about some alumni notes? Very good poems, but where are your stories? Onas—Wm. Penn High School for girls, Philadelphia, Pa. Your magazine shows the skill and cleverness which most girls possess. The Red and Blue—Jenkintown High School, Jenkintown, Pa. “The Lure of Nature” is a very interesting story. Your jokes are peppy and you have some excellent cuts. The Easttown Tredyffrin—East-town High School, Berwyn, Pa. Cartoons and a different cover would add attraction to your paper. Interesting stories. Your jokes display originality on the part of the editor of that department. Do not mix advertisments quite so much with other material. The Munite—Mount Union High School, Mount Union, Pa. Getting better all the time. Large number of original jokes. Good school news. Upi-Dah—Darby High School, Upper Darby, Pa. Your poets" corner is making a good start. Keep it up! Your literary department is not well developed. What is the matter with your exchange editor? The White and Gold—Woodbury High School, Woodbury, N. J. Your literary department certainly is good. It is much better than any other paper we have received. Good list of advertisements. More okes would help your paper. Maroon and White—Uniontown High School, Uniontown, Pa. Your paper is very interesting. Your literary department is exceptionally good. Very good idea to keep a school calendar. Of all issues received from you this one seems to stand out as best. Boyertown School New4—Boyer-town High School, Boyertown, Pa. The style of your paper is not at all attractive. No cuts. Good school news is only clever department of your paper. The Missile—Petersburg High School, Petersburg, Va. Why don’t you make your paper in a book form and make it more attractive? Nice list of advertisements. Literary department seems uninteresting. Maroon and White—Bridgeton High School, Bridgeton, N. J. Why don’t you try to make your paper more attractive. Put some pep into your paper. It seems to lack something which should be present in your paper. Brown and White—Greensburg High School, Greensburg, Pa. Your literary department is very interesting especially story entitled “House of Terror”. Your paper needs no criticism. It seems to be a very good paper. The Hill Echo—Dyersburg School, Dyersburg, Tenn. Do not par-THE CUCKOO 37 ticularly care for style of your paper. Material in your paper seems very good. Interesting poem entitled “Rabbit Huntin’’. Rara Avis—Swarthmore High School, Swarthmore, Pa. The cut representing the “Hall of Fame” of the class of ’24 is keen. Not any advertisements in your paper. No table of contents. Abington School Messenger Abington, Pa. News from different department very good. Attractiveness altogether absent. Bulletin Board—Port Jefferson High School, Port Jefferson, N. Y. Literary department well developed. Splendid school notes. A very neat little paper. The Carmelite—Mount Carmel High School, Mount Carmel, Pa. Your cover is very artistically made up. School notes show good school spirit. Keen jokes. Glad to hear of your good baseball team. The Catamount—Bennington High School, Bennington. Vt. Nice clear picture of your school. Literary department well developed. Exchange department not so well developed. Good athletic notes, considered a first class paper. Other Than High School The Crucible—Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa. Record—Louisville Vocational School, Louisville, Ky. Star of North—Technical and Vocational School, Virginia, Minn. The Tech Owl—Westinghouse, Technical Night School, East Pittsburg, Pa. The Sabre—Front Royal, Virginia. Blue and Gray—McCall Grammar School, Philadelphia, Pa. Papyrus—Greenville College, Greenville, 111. Aggie Tattle—School of Agriculture, Lincoln, Neb. Maroon and White—Gettysburg High School, Gettysburg, Pa. Good editorials. Splendid cuts. “Humor”, good name for your jokes. Credit should be given to person deserving of it. Give it to your editor-in-chief. Impressions—Scranton Central High School, Scranton, Pa. Table of contents missing. Where are your jokes? Why not have a few more cuts? Argiis—Huntington High School, Huntington, Pa. Very attractive cover. Table of contents missing. Otherwise very good. T ech T atler—T echnical H igh School, Harrisburg, Pa. Cover a very good illustration of “Spring”. The continued story “The Glass Blower ”, is very good. Good alumni notes. School dictionary good idea also your ad column. The Cliveden—Germantown High School, Germantown, Pa. Good interesting paper. Good cuts. Good cover design. Where is the table of contents? One of the best papers we have received. The Crimson and White—Milne High School, Albany, N. Y. Your literary department seems uninteresting. Your jokes under title of “ Sense and Nonsense ” are “ peppy ” but why not have more of them. (Continued on page 53)TH E CUCKOO 39 Music Department Since the last issue of our Cuckoo several people of musical prominence have visited our Glee Clubs and Chapel exercises. Miss Clara F. Sanford of the State Music Department from Harrisburg visited our Girls Glee Club. She gave the girls some very helpful suggestions. Miss Sanford also visited the grades and was very well pleased with the courses and plans Miss Cover has been carrying out lately. She remarked that the tone quality of both the High School and grades was among the best in the state. Miss Sanford came partly in connection with Music Week April 30th-May 7th and was glad to see that not only the Downing-town Public Schools were carrying this program out, but that the community was co-operating in every possible way to carry out this request. Mr. P. H. Sluyter of West Chester also visited our school several times and at one time heard the entire student body singing, and at another time visited the Girls’ Glee Club. He also commented on the singing of our societies. The most interesting singing contest ever held in Downingtown Public Schools was held Thursday afternoon, May 4, 1922, in the Downingtown High School Auditorium. First came the grade contests. The following grades won banners for their rooms: <■—-a I i i •—o Grade Teachers First..........Miss Quickel Second.........Mrs. H. Frain Third..........Miss Anna Charles Fourth.........Miss W’alker Fifth . . .....Miss Alice Reed Sixth..........Miss D. Freeman Seventh........Miss E. P. Smith Eighth.........Miss M. R. Swayne The individual contest was also a very important event. The winners were as follows: Grade A First Prize: M. Leta Tweed, $2.50. Second Prize: Shirley Stroupe, Silver Pencil. Group B First Prize: Harriet Wood, $2.50. Second Prize: Miriam McKenney, Silver Pencil. Pennsylvania Music Week was also observed in the High School each morning of the week. The following program was carried out. Monday morning. Miss Mary Sener, gave a very clear, instructive report on the Life of Stephen C. Foster, one of Pennsylvania’s greatest composers. Miss Catherine Typson was also with us, and in a very quiet, easy manner, displayed to us what a distinguished musician she is. Miss Tyson played the following selections. 1. Lents Pierot Suite 2. Danse Negre On Tuesday morning Miss Annie Eby gave a most interesting talk on the Nevin Family. Miss Eby in-40 THE CUCKOO terspersed her talk with a number of records played on the victrola, works of the members of the Nevin family. Miss Philips, a member of the High School faculty sang The Rosary. We all love very much to hear Miss Philips sing, and the best thing of all she always does it gladly. We hope that Miss Philips will always feel this way toward singing for the High School students, as we all love very much to have her sing. She is what we call “Our Favorite”. The report Wednesday morning came from Mildred Barrett on the life of Cadman. Miss Anna L. Hoopes, a member of the Class of ’20 came to us this morning to sing in her usual pleasing way. She sang. 1. “In The Land of The Sky Blue Waters”. 2. At Dawning. We hope that Miss Hoopes will be heard more frequently, singing in our High School in the near future. Mr. P. H. Sluyter of West Chester was with us Thursday morning. In fact he hardly got away from our midst, because we are so very fond of Mr. Sluyter that we can hardly bear to have him leave us. This kind friend has sung for us several times during the past few months and we sincerely hope it will not be the last time. Friday morning Floyd Crisman brought to us a report on the Bach Choir. This was very interesting because one of the members of the Class of '21, is now a meml>er of this Choir at Bethlehem. Jacob Pector also spoke on Friday morning. He summarized for us the good of Music Week. Friday evening the Girls’ Glee Club gave a very long and most difficult cantata. Miss Cover our d'reetoress deserves great credit for the result of this number. The entire program of the Musical Friday night was as follows: 1. Community Singing. 2. “The Barefoot Trail” . . .Wiggles 3. “Calvary”..............Tamm (Mr. Swarner, Miss Davis, Mr. N. Dennis, Mrs. N. Dennis.) 4. Community Singing. 5. (a) “Absent”........Metcalf (b) “Hitting The Trail "Burleigh Circuit Quartet. 6. “ Pan, On a Summer Day ”. Bliss Girls’ Glee Club D. H. S. 7. Community Singing. The program was surely a credit to the town and the public schools because everyone was so willing to help. The community singing was especially fine and it surely was an inspiration to hear the many jubilant tones of the grown up boys and girls of Downingtown. BITS WE PICK UP, HERE AND THERE Annie Eby, our efficient pianist of Downingtown High School, we understand will soon be requiring a pipe organ, as that is her latest hobby. It is possible that Annie will play the pipe organ in our new school building. (Continued on page 57)THE CUCKOO 41 BASKETBALL The Basketball season for both boys’ and girls’ closed on March 29, 1922. The season was not as successful as it might have been, but due to the fact that both teams were practically made up of new players the teams deserve credit for the showing they made. The Girls’ Team won six games, lost fourteen and tied one due to the fact that the Referee had to catch a train. The boys’ team at the close of the season were showing some real basketball, winning three out of four starts, the record for the year was nine victories and fifteen defeats. The prospect for next year are very promising. For the girls, Eby, Sharp, Davidson, Love, David will be back and several players who were playing the role of substitute will make bids for the team. For the boys, Deets, Smith, Wheatley, Townsley will be back and several substitutes will be also back. Points scored by the individual players and games played: 7 Lw y/ Field Foul Girls goals goals Total Eby . . 26 79 131 Sharp . . 54 13 121 Love 1 0 2 Davidson 0 0 0 Barrett 0 0 0 Davis 0 0 0 Perry 0 0 0 Sener 0 0 0 Francella 0 0 0 Field Foul Boys goals goals Total Carpenter .. 55 72 182 Garrison . . 23 74 120 Smith . . 27 64 118 Deets . . 31 0 62 T weed . . 11 0 22 Connell . . 11 0 22 Wheatly 3 0 6 Bond 2 0 4 Mahan 1? 0 2 Townsley 0 0 0 Laird 0 0 0 BASEBALL Coach Fisburn’s Nine defeated Spring City on April 26, 1922 by score of 16 to 2. This being the first game of the season the home team played a very good game of ball. Dagnes bitting and Garrison pitching, featured for the Home team wdiile Hunter’s pitching excelled for Spring City. The line-up:42 THE CUCKOO D. H. S. A.B. R. H.P .0. A. E. Carpenter, ss. . . 6 2 2 1 1 0 Baldwin, 2b. . . . 3 2 0 2 1 0 Bird, rf ... 3 1 0 0 0 0 Dague, cf. . . . . . 5 3 3 0 0 0 Byerly . . . 5 2 1 0 0 0 Garrison, p. . Donato, lb. . . . . 5 2 2 2 2 O' . . . 3 1 2 5 1 0 Huggins, 3b. . . . 6 2 0 0 1 0 Deets, c . . 4 1 0 16 2 0 Smith, rf.. . . . . . 1 0 0 0 0 0 Neill, lb. . . . . . 0 0 0 1 0 0 Totals.... . . .47 16 10 27 6 0 S. C. H. S. A.B. R. H.P. O. A. E. Bradford, cf. . . . 4 0 1 2 0 0 Gilbert, 3b. . . . . 4 0 1 1 1 1 Hunter, p. . . . . . 3 0 0 3 1 0 Ingram, c. . . . . . 3 0 0 14 0 1 Clemons, lb. . . . 2 0 0 1 0 0 Thomas, If. . . . 3 0 0 0 0 0 Garrison, ss. . . . 4 0 1 1 0 2 Jones, 2b... . . . . 4 1 1 1 2 2 Stapo, rf. . . . . . . 1 0 0 1 0 0 Lewis . . 1 0 0 0 0 0 Carl . . . 1 0 0 0 0 0 Total .30 1 4 24 4 6 Summary—Three-base hit—Dague. Two-base hit—Clemmons, Garrison. Earned runs—D. H. S., 8; S. C. H. S., 1. Struck out—Garrison, 16; Hunter, 14 Umpire—Moses. On April 2.5, 1922 the High School Baseball Team journey to Oxford and defeated the Oxford team by the score of 11 to 2. Byerly and Birds’ hitting featured for the Downingtown Nine while Doyle and Meyer played well for Oxford. The line-up: D. H. S. A.B. R. H.P.O. A. E. Carpenter, ss ... 3 2 1 2 3 0 Baldwin, 2b. . . . 5 2 2 1 4 0 Bird, rf . . . 5 2 2 0 0 0 Dague, cf. . . ... 6 1 2 1 1 0 Byerly, If . . . ... 6 1 3 3 0 0 Mahan, p. . . ... 3 0 0 0 8 0 Donato, lb. . ... 3 1 1 17 0 0 Huggins, 3b. ... 5 1 2 1 0 0 Deets ... 4 1 0 2 2 1 Total . . .43 11 13 27 18 1 Oxford A.B. R. H.P.O. A. E. Griffith, 2b. . . . . 3 1 1 1 1 0 Myers, ss. . . ... 2 1 1 4 3 1 Doyle, 3b . 4 0 2 1 0 0 Rengler, c . 4 0 0 15 0 0 Thompson, lb . . 4 0 0 6 0 1 Pratt, rf . 4 0 0 0 0 0 Carroll, cf . 4 0 0 0 0 0 Bronn, p If. . . . . 4 0 1 0 0 0 Hester, p . 2 0 1 0 3 1 Longford, p . . . . 1 0 0 0 0 0 Total .33 2 6 27 7 3 Summary—Three-base hit—Bud. Two-base hits—Doyle, Baldwin, Byerly, Carpenter. Earned runs—D. H. S., 9; Oxford, 2. Strike-outs—Mahan, 2; Hester, 15. Base on balls—Hester, 6; Mahan, 2. Umpire—Smith. On Friday, April 28, 1922 the Irontown lads journey to Downingtown only to return with the short end of a 8 to 7 score. The Downingtown lads were off form considerable, having a few misscores which allowed several Parkesburg men to score. Birds’ and Guigans’ hitting featured on both sides. The line-up: D. H. S. A.B. R. H.P.O. A E. Carpenter, ss ... 3 3 1 1 2 2 Baldwin, 2b. . . . 4 0 1 1 0 1 Bird, rf . . . 4 0 3 0 0 0 Dague, cf. . . . . . 5 0 1 0 0 0 Byerly, If . . . . . . 5 0 0 1 0 0 Garrison, p. . . . . 4 1 1 0 7 0 Donato, lb . . . . . 3 1 1 16 1 4 Huggins, 3b. . .. 2 1 0 2 1 1 Deets, c . . 3 1 0 6 3 0 Miller, 2b. . . .1 0 0 0 2 0 Smith .0 1 0 0 0 0 Total . . .34 8 8 27 16 8 P. H. S. A.B. R. H.P.O. A. E. Altman, 3b . . . . . 5 0 1 0 0 1 McFarlan, lb . . 5 1 1 11 0 0 McGuigan, p . . 4 2 2 2 0 1 Miller, ss .4 1 2 4 2 0 Dontridi, If. . . . . . 4 1 0 2 1 1 Coleman, 2b. . . . 2 1 0 1 3 1 Kenner, c. . . . . . 4 0 0 3 1 1 Aluskus, rf. . . . . 5 0 1 0 0 0 Brown, cf. . . . . . 1 0 0 1 0 0 Wilson, cf. . . . . . 1 1 0 0 0 0 Boyd, cf . . 3 0 0 0 0 0 Total . . .40 7 7 24 7 5THE CUCKOO 43 Summary—Strike-outs—McGuigan, 3; Garrison, 4. Hit by pitched ball—Garrison, 3. Stolen bases—D. H. S., 7: Parks-burg, 3. Two-base hits—McGuigan. Three-base hit—Carpenter. Downingtown H. S., 7; Spring City H. S., 8. On Tuesday May 2, 1922 the High School nine journiedto Spring City and suffered their first defeat of t lie year by a 8 to 7. • The features of the game were Hague’s fielding and Birds’ hitting. The line-uj): D. H. S. A.B. R. H.P.O. A. E. Carpenter, ss ...5 0 1 1 3 0 Baldwin, 2b. . . . 5 0 0 2 3 0 Bird, rf . . . 5 2 3 0 0 0 Dague, cf. . . . . . 5 3 1 1 0 1 Byerly, If. . . . . . 5 1 2 2 0 0 Mahan, p. . . . . . 4 0 3 1 2 1 Donato, lb. . . . . 4 1 0 9 0 1 Huggins, 3b. . .. 4 0 1 0 0 2 Deets, c . . . . . . . 4 0 1 9 1 0 Garrison.... . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total . . .41 7 12 25 9 5 S. C. H. S. A.B. R. H.P.P. A. E. Bradford, cf. . . . 4 1 0 1 0 1 Gilbert, 3b. . . . . 3 2 0 3 0 2 Ingram, c. . . . . . 4 2 4 12 2 1 Hunter, p. . . . . . 5 0 2 1 5 0 Roth, 3b. . . . . . . 3 0 1 1 2 3 Gourman, lb. . . 4 0 0 8 0 0 Jones, 2b. . . . . . . 4 0 0 0 0 0 Kern, If ...2 0 0 0 0 0 Clemons, rf. . ...2 1 0 0 0 1 E. Hunter, If ...2 1 0 1 0 0 Stipo, rf . . 2 1 1 0 0 0 Total . . .35 8 8 20 9 8 Summary— Strike-outs-—Mahan, 9; Hunter, 11. Base on ball— -Mahan, 2. Left on bases- -D. II . S„ 6: S. C. H. S. ,4. Three-base hit—Mahan, Hunter. Two-base hits—Carpenter, Ingram 2. Scorer—Bousum. Umpire—Williams. Downingtgwn II. S., (>; Phoenix-VILLE H. S., 4. On Tuesday May 9, 1922 the home team journied to Phoenixville redeemed themselves by defeating the Irontown team t>y score of (> to 4. Hague and Garrison’s all around playing won the feature of the game while Georges’ playing for Phoenixville was the outstanding fight. The line-up: D. H. S. A.B. R. H.P.O. A. E. Carpenter, i ?s... 4 1 1 1 0 1 Smith, If. . . . . . . 4 1 1 0 0 0 Bird, rf. . . . .... 5 1 1 2 1 0 Dague, cf. . 4 1 2 2 0 0 Garrison, p. . . . . 4 1 2 2 4 1 Donoto, lb. . . . . 4 0 1 12 0 0 Baldwin, 21) 3 0 1 1 2 0 Huggins, 3b . ... 4 1 1 6 2 0 Deets, c. . . 4 0 1 7 0 0 Total. . . . . . . .36 6 11 27 9 2 P. H. S. A.B. R. H.P.O. A. E. George, ss. . .... 5 0 3 2 2 1 Fleck, If . . . . . . . 4 1 0 2 0 0 Shaefer, c. . . . . . 5 0 1 7 0 0 Eyrich, lb. . . . . 5 0 2 11 0 0 Maile, 3b. . . . . . 4 2 2 2 2 3 Block, cf. . . .... 5 1 2 1 0 0 Grodt, rf. . . ....2 0 0 0 0 0 Kennedy, 2b. . . 4 0 0 2 1 0 Reiley, p. . . . . . . 4 0 1 0 5 0 Gratin, rf. . . . . . 3 0 0 0 0 0 Total. . . . ....41 4 11 27 10 4 Summary- —Strike-outs- —Garrison, 7; Reiley, 6. Base on i balls—Garrison, 2; Reiley, 1. Earned runs —D. H. S., 4; S. C. H. S., 4. Three-base hit—Dague, Garrison. Scorer—Bousum. Umpire— Brown. Downingtown II. S. 11; Oxford H. S. 2. Downingtown II. S., 8; Parkes-burg H. S., 7. Downingtown II. S., 6; Oxford H. S., 8. On Friday afternoon May 12th, the High School team played Oxford and received their second defeat of the season by a 8 to (> score. The features of the game were Huggins’ hitting for I). II. S. and Meyers’ fielding for O. H. S.44 THE CUCKOO The line-up: D. H. S. A.B. R. H.P.O. A. E. Carpenter, ss. . . 5 0 0 6 3 2 Smith, If 2 1 0 2 0 2 Bird, rf 5 0 0 0 0 0 Dague, cf 4 2 1 0 0 0 Donato, lb 4 \ 2 12 0 0 Baldwin, 2b . . . . 3 0 1 1 2 0 Huggins, 3b... . 5 2 4 1 3 2 Mohan, p 4 0 1 1 2 0 Deets, c 3 () 1 4 6 1 Garrison, If ... . 2 0 0 0 0 0 Total 37 6 10 27 16 7 0. H. S. A.B. R. H.P.O. A. E. Griffith, 2b 3 2 1 0 2 0 Meyers, ss 4 1 1 3 2 0 Doyle, 3b 5 0 0 3 3 1 Thompson, lb.. 3 1 0 7 0 1 Rengler, c 4 1 1 11 1 0 Brown, If 2 1 0 3 1 0 Pratt, rf 4 0 2 0 0 0 Markle, p. cf . . . 4 1 1 0 0 1 Huster, p 0 0 0 0 1 0 Scott, cf. p 3 1 0 0 0 0 Total 31 8 6 27 10 3 Summary—Strike-outs—Mahan, 4; Huster, 3; Markle, 5. Base on balls— Mahah, 7; Huster, 4; Scott, 4. Scorer—Bousum. Umpire—Moses and Way. TRACK Our track team journied to Philadelphia on April 29th and par- ticipated in the Penn. Relays. Due to some misfortune of the first runner of the team, the Relay team was only able to make fourth place. On May 13th. Our track team journied to the Play Festival at West Chester due to them also being entered at Glen Mills they did not take part in anything but the broad jump, Runk taking first place. In the afternoon the team won the Cup of Class B, by a total of 1(» points. Runk being first in broad jump and second in hundred yard dash. Byerly first in short-put. And Crisman second in the broad jump. The track team deserve a great deal of credit for their showing at the various meets, competing with schools much larger than ours. The prospects for next year are very promising and we sincerely hope the track team of next year will put good old 1). II. S. on the map of having a good track team as the team this year has done so far.THE CUCKOO 45 To the Faculty i. Yes, we knew we must lose them. Their friendships we claim, To the end of our lives, with Their laurels of fame. II. First, the beloved supervisor We call him our own, The true Knight of Learning As Prof. Moyer he’s known. III. Then comes Mr. Taylor His deeds yet unsung, There are heroes yet silent To speak with his tongue. IV. Miss Philips we hail her! With a warm loving heart, And a voice that would Challenge the song of the lark. V. Miss Lukens the vamp, The boys all adore; We hear she will Parlez-vous With a dozen or more. VI. Our darling Miss Cover Writh her glee club craze, We’ll never forget her, To the end of our days. VII. Mr. Fishburn our all ’round athlete, One must go far to endeavor to beat, As a Mathmaetition he’s won renoun, If fact, every way he covers ground. VIII. Mr. Gast, the critic, has won fame, And all the societies use his name; In English it is quite a feat To hear of the men he would have us meet.46 THE CUCKOO Mr. Forsgard the busy business man Is rather hard to understand He sure can teach, he knows his stuff. But the Shorthand class he uses quite rough. X. Last but not least comes Mr. Schmidt, the Private secretary. He is most dignified and droll, His humor is dry but wary. XI. When we meet in distant years And on some foreign shore We’ll still pay tribute, dear faculty To the honors you won before. FACULTY PAGE ON WASHINGTON Several weeks ago a very impressive meeting was held at the school to commemorate the life of Washington. The points brought out about him were good. They were too good. One would judge Washington as something of a saint. He was never a saint and would probably be offended if he knew he were so judged. He was just an ordinary man but oh, such a man! What is there about him that makes us remember him? That is easy. What is it that makes us remember any man? He was one man who did things. He never was heard to talk about what he would do if he had better opportunities. Nothing doing. He just went ahead and did what he wanted no matter what the barriers were. With the icy blasts against him he crossed the Delaware on that memorable Christmas eve and captured Trenton. He kept heart when everything seemed to be wrong. That is the trouble with most of us. We are good talkers. We are so good at talking that we seldom get anything accomplished. To my mind there is only one way for the school boy or girl to lie like Washington, and that is: “Keep your mouth shut and get busy.” Fred G. Forsgard.THE CUCKOO 47 1922 Mr. Gast—“Now we’ll let the girls defend this article. Mr. Bou-sum what do you think about it?” 1922 Mr.Forsgard—“Turn around and stop whispering.” Sara Baen—“ I wasn’t whispering I was just talking. ” 1922 “Marian Dague is going to Camp Chespeake for her health.” 1922 Mr. Schmidt—“I do wish you would turn around and stop talking.” Albert Wheatly—“I wish I could stop talking too.” 1922 Miss Lukens (French Class)— “What number is babies?” Ed. Dixon—“Two.” 1922 Mr. Taylor (In General Science)— “What is a good list of books besides the Bible. ” Joe Moran—“Wbizbang and Magazine of Fun. ” Somebody said Dick Neill had the mumps. 1922 Ques—“What is it that fastens two people together and only touches one?” Ans.—“ Wedding ring. ” Ques.—“What is it that everybody is doing at the same time?” Ans.—“Growing old.” Ques.—“If I were in the sun and you were out of it, what would the sun become?” Ans.—“Sin.” 1922 Miss Lukens—“Will you tell what a conjunction is, and compose a sentence containing one?” Freshman—“A conjunction is a word connecting anything, such as “The horse is hitched to the fence by his halter.” Halter is a conjunction because it connects the horse and the fence.”48 THE CUCKOO 1922 Miss Philips—“What do they have in memory of the Great Swiss Guards?” Carl Smith—“Swiss Cheese.” 1922 Mary Hall (when Mr. Gast was going out of the door)—“Hey Mr. Gast, where’re you going, take me with you?” In the parlor there were three— Mary, a parlor lamp and he, Two’s a company, without a doubt, And so the parlor lamp went out. 1922 Rose D.—“Marion is my hat on straight?” Marion D.—“No, one eye shows.” 1922 Catherine Hall—“Byril what are you going to do after you quit school?” Byril Y—“Sell refrigerators in Alaska. ” 1922 George Bousum (In cigar store in Phoenixville)—“I want a can of smoking tobacco. ” He hesitated a moment and then said. “Do you have day light saving?” Saleslady—“No, we do not keep that brand here.” 1922 Jennie McNamee—“Who is Page?” Alice Dolan—“I don’t know the number. ” G. W. B—M. E. S. 1922 Mr. Gast—“Give some of the characteristics of Longfellow’s poems. ” Alice Cook—“He is a good story teller.”THE CUCKOO 49 1922 Adam and Eve’s phone number is 281 Apple. 1922 Mr. Taylor—“Why don’t fish have lungs?” Student—“I guess because they are afraid of contracting Tuberculosis.” 1922 Ester Pollock—“What’s the best remedy when your shoes hurt?” M. Davidson—“Take them off.” 1922 Miss Phi'ip—“Sara give some characteristics of the negroes.” Sara Baen—“They are very affectionate.” (How do you know Sara?) “A man is really in love when he’ll leave a baseball game in the ninth inning, with the score tied to meet his sweetheart.” 1922 Mr. Taylor—“Now when two bodies in motion come together, is heat generated?” Bill McFarlaP—“No, sir, I hit a fellow yesterday and he knocked me cold.” 1922 Different Things I’ve Seen I saw a cow-hide in the grass, A rush-light in the floor; I saw a candle-stick in mud. And a bell-pull on the door. I saw a horse-fly up the creek, A cat-nip at her food; I saw a chestnut-burr, and heard A shell-bark in the wood. I saw' a jack-plane off a board, A car-spring off the track; I sawr a saw-dust off the crack And then a carpet tack. I saw a monkey-wrench a hat From a fair lady’s pate; I saw a rattle-snake a bird And hogs-head on a plate. I saw a brandy-smash a glass, I saw a shooting-star; I heard the corns-talk in the field. A pig-iron crow bar.50 THE CUCKOO 1922 Mr. Forsgj rd—“Miss Greth please pull the radiator down.” 1922 Mr. Gast—“It’s a disgrace the way my students hash Bacon.” Miss Lukens—“That’s nothing my pupils always roast. Lamb.” Two Seniora in New York. 1922 Dick Lowry wants to know if a zebra is a black animal with white stripes or a white*animal with black stripes. ” 1922 Martha Benner—“The prettiest part of the wagon is the horse.” 1922 Fred Runk—“ Men are descended from monkeys. ” Mildred Pecket—“Some haven’t descended yet. ” 1922 Mr. Taylor was lecturing about the rhinoceros, when he said—“I wish you all to give me your full attention, as it is impossible for you to form an idea of this hideous monster unless you keep your eyes on me.” 1922 Alice Cook—“ I would like to look at your watered silk.” Clerk in Cartoon’s—“Sorry Miss, but we keep nothing but dry goods here. ” 1922 Lewis Bond—“What is an expert?” Horace Carpenter—“A fellow' ■who tells others how to do the things he can’t do himself.” E®! & This is the candle that lighted the Cuckoo Staff till 5.15 A. M. Sunday morning, May 28, 1922. 1922 Albert Wheatly—“What kind of leather makes the best shoes?” Earl Garrison—“Don’t know', but banana skins make good slippers.”THE CUCKOO 51 The Senior Trip to New York places former classes had visited, as the Class of 1922 could not agree on either Washington or Gettysburg. Under the guardianship of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Taylor and Miss Cover, we arrived safely in the largest city in the world, where we immediately proceeded to our hotel (Pennsylvania), the largest in the United States. The main points of interest which we visited in New York were the Battery, Grant’s Tomb, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Governeur’s Island, Ellis Island, Wall Street, Stock Exchange, Flat Iron Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Many of the class had never been through the tube from Jersey City to New York and were much surprised in not seeing the Hudson River on their approach to New York City. Another interesting experience to the members of our class was a ride up Fifth Avenue on top of the Fifth Avenue busses. We also enjoyed a ride up the Hudson River to West Point and viewed the government military academy at the point, returning that evening by moonlight which many of the members of the class especially enjoyed. In the Hotel Pennsylvania, we were placed high and dry up in the air, but what did we care! We were happy, four of us to a room. “Late to bed and late to rise”, that was our motto in old New York City, or at least the Class of 1922 thought so. Evidently some of the people in the adjoining rooms did not think so. Some of the students, when visiting the Zoo, were able to pick out some of the traits and features of some of the members of our class. This we might say dates back to the days in our history class when we were warmly engaged in discussing Darwin’s Theory. On the afternoon of the second of June, we waved our last good-bye to the great city of New York in which we spent three of the most interesting days of our lives. On arriving home late that evening, dead tired, we all retired early to make up some of those golden hours of sleep that we lost in New York. O N WEDNESDAY morning, May 31st, the Senior Class left Down-ingtown for their tour of New York City. This trip came about as a compromise between Gettysburg and Washington, to which52 THE CUCKOO ----------------------- Mark H. Bareford EMERY ESTA TE Silk Shirts for Graduation PAPER HANGER Gifts at moderate low prices AT Wall Papers Window Shades PARKES * 135 E. LANCASTER AVENUE 1 14 E. Lancaster Avenue East Downingtown E. Downingtown, Pa. Meat and Groceries Bastian Bros. Co. Best Quality of Fresh and Salt Meats Manufacturers of CLASS PINS CLASS RINGS ATHLETIC MEDALS Also a full line of Groceries Engraved Commencement Announcements Give us a trial and Invitations Calling Cards * E. B. 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Patronize Our AdvertisersTIIE CUCKOO Graduation Time No lime, like the Present, No present, like the Time. Be sure the watch is a dependable one, we sell the Hallmark, Elgin, Waltham, Hamilton and Howards, one of these are sure to please. H. GARMAN & SON Jewelers since 1867 130 E. LINCOLN HIGHWAY Coatesville, Penna. EXCHANGES (Continued from page 53) The Pulse—Washington High School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Very attractive cover, representing “Spring”. Do not care much for your literary department. Good cartoons. Good athletic notes. Sufficient number of advertisements. Oirginal jokes. Electricity does the World’s Work Each year electricity finds new and better ways of doing things in the homes, offices and work shops. CHESTER VALLEY ELECTRIC COMPANY Blue and Gold—Conshohoeken High School, Conshohoeken, Pa. Do not particularly care for style of your paper. Senior wisdom, good item. You certainly publish some good jokes in your paper. Ripamono—Ridley Park High School, Ridley Park, Pa. Not a bad idea to increase your table of contents. “My experience in a Dental Office,” good item might add some more “ticklers”. The Oracle—Gloversville High School, Gloversville, N. Y. Editorials might be improved. Good account of your athletics. Seem to have more advertisements than necessary. Considered a middle classed paper. Students! Patronize Our Advertisers56 THE CUCKOO OPPORTUNITIES For Men of All Ages It doesn’t matter whether you are under twenty or over fifty, you can be trained in a short time to take a guiding hand in the world’s most important industry. AT THE N. Y. E. S. you are taught PRACTICAL ELECTRICITY by a staff of electrical experts who are most competent instructors. NO BOOKS are used in this school. You must use TOOLS and EQUIPMENT. You must “ LEARN by DOING, ” which is the only way to become experienced. The N. Y. E. S. Course combines all that is best in engineering theory together with electrical practice. The course may be finished in a short time at a low cost. Whatever your age or occupation, be sure to visit the school and talk over matters. Office open every day until 9 P.M. At your request we will send a 68-page illustrated catalogue FREE. A SPECIAL and SEPARATE COURSE in Ignition, Auto-lighting and Starter Systems. The New York Electrical School Phone Chelsea 2633 39 WEST 17TH STREET NEW YORK Students' Patronize Our AdvertisersTHE CUCKOO 57 High School Graduates SEEK OPPORTUNITY AT HOME Every Manufacturer in Downingtown wants Ambitious, Intelligent, Energetic Employees High Wages Are Paid Trained Minds Do not overlook the opportunities that may lie at your door Downingtown Paper Box Company MUSIC—Continued from page 40 Herbert Ash, we lately hear has been showing his ability to perform with his saxophone in playing in an orchestra in one of our well-known Sunday Schools. We also know that Theodore Grffith and Natalie Pollock have been playing in this orchestra for some time. Carl Smith, our leading baritone soloist is singing in one of the local Church Choirs. Floyd Crisman and George Kaey refuse to sing for us in High School. Why? They are both wise young men and are very likely resting and saving their voices until after they leave Dear Old I). II. S., when they expect to be rivals for the name Caruso. Bell Phone 30 United Phone 17 SWAN HOTEL James W. Burkert, Prop. ON THE LINCOLN IIIGIIWA Y LANCASTER AND BRANDYWINE AVES. E. DOWNINGTOWN, PA. Students! Mention The Cuckoo When Purchasing.58 THE CUCKOO Dodge Brothers Motor Cars “Low Operating Cost” N. HARLAN SLACK 18 W. Market Street West Chester, Pa. Bell Phone 129 With Gas for Fuel The Coal Bin is Never Empty Your meals are cooked— Your house is heated and lighted— Your water heated— Merely by Turning a Voice The cost of this service is within the reach of every family and requires no large amount invested in a coal supply Chester County Gas Company We shall be glad to welcome all our old customers in our new place of business A. BAEN BARBER SHOP East Downingtown Penna. Students! Mention The Cuckoo When PurchasingTHE CUCKOO 59 GO TO E. E. Entrekin East Downingtown, Penna. for Fresh and Salt MEATS GROCERIES FRUIT and VEGETABLES All the best quality at the lowest prices Goods delivered promptly Phone 31 -VV. College and School Publications OUR EXCLUSIVE PRODUCT We Print: The Cuckoo..............Downingtown, Pa. The Princeton Tiger. .Princeton University The Red and Blue. . ..University of Penna. 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Charles Baen RESTAURANT OYSTERS CLAMS FISH CIGARS CIGARETTES CANDY DOWNINGTOWN, PA. J. Hunter Wills JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Auto, Gunners, Pog and Marriage Licenses Rents Collected Wills Written Notary Public in Office COSTUMES FOR PLAYS AND MASQUES Academic Caps and Gowns FOR COMMENCEMENT WAAS & SON Philadelphia, Penna. Booklet on Request Students! Patronize Our AdvertisersTHE CUCKOO 61 This is the season for fresh fruit flavors of Ice Cream and Ices. Boxed Candies suitable for the sweet graduate. W. M. BARRETT DOWNINGTOWN, PENNA. The Sayre-Level Radio Company 41 NORTH 10th STREET "Distributors for The Radio Corporation of America" Select your Commencement Footwear at BLECHMAN’S Coatesville, Pa. When the windows start ter rattle At the lightest sort o' breeze, An' the old front door loch, hesitates Respondin’ ter the keys: When the slidin door gits bumpy An all fetches ketch fer fair. Just visit GRIFFITH S HARDWARE STORE and “ Re- Hard- Ware ' “THE WINCHESTER STORE” 123-125 E. Lancaster Ave. E. Downingtown. Pa. Students! Patronize Our Advertisers62 THE CUCKOO PREMO KODAK BROWNIE Films Film Packs Plates Authorized Eastman Agency SIDES’ DRUG STORE BUICK Sales and Service BUICK Motto—"Good Work.. Fair Prices, Courteous Treatment" Automobile Repairs and Supplies Downingtown Motor Company WM. H. CAREY, Manager Distributors for Chester County 206 E. LANCASTER AVE. EAST DOWNINGTOWN, PA. Bell Phone, Private Branch Exchange WOOD & GUEST SPORTING and ATHLETIC GOODS of the better grades Harry G. Knorr 1321 ARCH STREET PHILADELPHIA Bell Phone, Spruce 20-96 Students! Mention The Cuckoo When PurchasingTHE CUCKOO 63 Your Suit for Graduation is here J. L. Weldin All Sizes. Low prices. Call at Funeral Director • Cohen Brothers and Embalmer Chester County’s Largest All kinds of Store for everything that PICTURES FRAMED Men and Boys Wear Home of 109 Brandywine Avenue Hart Schaffner & Marx Bell Phone Clothes Coatesville Penna. 1922 Mr. Forsgard—“If you did less thinking and more talking you would get along better.” 1922 Mr. Schmidt—“Why don’t you know your lesson?” Freshman—“I was afraid I’d get my book wet if I took it home. ” 1922 Mr. Gast—“Parse, ‘Kiss’, Mary.” Mary Sener—“Kiss is a noun, generally used as a conjunction. It is never declined. It is not singular, and it is usually used in the plural. It agrees with me. It is more common than proper. ” Josiah Swank COAL WOOD ICE Students'. Mention The Cuckoo When Purchasingf>4 TH E CUCKOO Downingtown Manufacturing Co. EAST DOWNINGTOWN, PENNA. PAPER MILL Machinery Guyon Miller, President A. H. Standley, Vice President Ellis Y. Brown, Jr., Secretary'and Treasurer Charles L. Ellis, Vice President Students! Patronize Our AdvertisersTHE CUCKOO 65 LOOK At the copy in this space in the previous issue. WATCH For this space next issue. 1922 Teacher—“Johnny where do we find bacteria?” Johnny—“On a cross eyed man when he cries. ” 1922 Mr. Forsgard—“Miss Francella I think you had better keep that candy and eat it after school.” Theresa Francella—“ I’d rather eat it now, and get it off my hands.” 1922 Yerm—“Fadder dese shoes hurts me every step I take. ” Mr. Hertle—“Then take longer steps and dere won’t be so many hurts.” 1922 Mr. Gast—“William will you be quiet for a bit?” Bill Mahan—“ I’ll do it for two bits.” Candyland Company The Superior Quality of Home Made Candies and Ice Cream 153 E. Main Street 121 E. Lancaster Ave. Coatesville, Pa. E. Downingtown, Pa. Students! Patronize Our AdvertisersTHE CUCKOO 66 Students! Mention The Cuckoo When PurchasingTHE CUCKOO f>7 COMPLIMENTS OF THE Frank P. Miller Paper Company EAST DOWNINGTOWN, PA. m J. Gibson McIlvain, Jr. Walter B. McIlvain President Vice President Frank P. Miller Secretary and Treasurer Annie Buffington—“ If some married men weren’t so chicken-hearted, they wouldn't he henpecked.” $ $ Dick Neill—“Ed, why do you envy a fat man?” Ed McCausland—“Because on a street car 1 can give my seat to a girl, and lie gives his seat to four girls.” Mary—“Love makes the world go round.” George—“Yes, hut not all of us get dizzy.” £ . $ Mr. Cast (in English Literature class)—“Does any one remember what happened in 1681?" Bill Mahan—“Sure, Pennsylvania was found.” EDWARD W. YOUNG ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Downingtown West Chester Students! Patronize Our Advertisers(58 THE CUCKOO THE GROUND % Wells & Walker FLOOR STUDIO LUMBER Albert Biles and COAL PHOTOGRAPHER Lime Sand Cement and 9 N. WALNUT STREET Building Materials WEST CHESTER, PA. DOWNINGTOWN, PA. PERRY’S SHOE STORE COMPLIMENTS OF Large Stock of Men’s, Women's and Children’s Shoes Furlong & Wharry Stylish, Well-Made and Serviceable MEATS AND Moderately Priced GROCERIES Geo. E. Perry EAST DOWNINGTOWN, PA. 101-103 East Lancaster Avenue East Downingtown, Pa. Students! Patronize Our AdvertisersTHE CUCKOO Compliments of The Downingtown Board of Education John M. Patton, President George E. Perry, Vice-President Ernest Smedley, Secretary N. Leland Wilson Dr. D. Edgar Hutchison Thomas W. Downing, Treasurer Thomas W. Baldwin, Esq., Solicitor * REGULAR MEETING FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH CALENDAR MONTH. Students! Patronize Our AdvertisersTo the Graduating Class: The industries of Downingtown are looking for live wires. Boys and girls who use their heads to advance their own and their employers’ interests are rare. Ninety percent of the graduates of the schools are followers. Determine you will be a leader. Realize you must know before you can show others. Get a job in your home town and make your way to the top. What others have done, you can do. Seek opportunity where you live. It’s here. m Downingtown Business Men’s Club Printed by Westbrook Publishing Co., Philadelphia, Pa.

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