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

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FPO A. ms LIBRARY S8P y ’285 THE CUCKOO l'trst Annual Publication oj the JUNIOR CLASS THE DOWNINGTOWN HIGH SCH X)L Downingtown, Pa.EDITOR’S MESSAGE WHAT is the purpose of this book? Your pleasure, primarily. We have worked hard to get the kind of things in this hook that we think you will enjoy. Beside enjoyment, this book will give an outlet for any talent which there may be in our high school. 1 hat hidden talent that you have must be found and put in this book. Herein lies the wealth of our high school. Page TwoDEDICATION npo THE MEMORY OF JOHN M. PATTON, Member of the Downingtown Alumni Association, Class of 1884, member anti President of the Downingtown School Board, Chief of the Pennsylvania Railroad Mail Bureau, Builder and Friend, the Junior Class Dedicate this Annual. Page ThreeTHE CUCKOO STAFFCUCKOO STAFF OF 192.9 v. Editor-in-Chief Louise Van Tassel Business Manager Julia Esworthy Assistant Business s,Manager Walter Fisher Associate Editor Harry Brown c. Advertising Manager Donald Harrison Literary Editor Feature Editors Grace Walton Faculty Advisers M. Helen Ulrich Calendar Editor Nelson Norris Music Editor Alice Johnston Mildred Aumiller Elizabeth Green C. C. Schmidt Page Fitep THE FACULTYTHE FACULTY A. B. Moyer, Superintendent of Schools John Heffner, Principal of High School Spurgeon Gingerich Latin Chemistry, Science Marion V. Phillips M. Brown History Mathematics, Biology Chas. C. Schmidt E. Vinton Smedley Head of Commercial Department Commercial Department John R. Reist Pauline Bush Mathematics. Physics Art M. Helen Ulrich Ruth Shumway English Music Katherine Higgins Mrs. E. Matlack French, English Domestic Arts iPage KerenPage EightBOARD OF EDUCATION Ernest Smedley, President Mrs. Edwin Bicking F. Leland Wilson, Secretary Geo. K. Perry , Graham Bentley Page NineWE, THE members of the Junior Class, sincerely wish to express our appreciation and thanks to iMiss Ulrich and Mr. Schmidt for their kindly help in making this Annual a success. Page Tenf THE CUCKOO 1 CHARLES JACOB AX "Pud” President President of Class, 2, 3, 4; President of Hi-Y, 4; Vice-President of Hi-Y, 3; Treasurer of Hi-Y, 2; Football, 1, 2, 3, 4; Senior Plays; Operetta, 2, 3, 4; Captain of Football Team, 3. When "Pud” was asked what he was planning to do later in life he did not seem to know. "Pud’s’’ ambition is to l ecome President of the United States. As can be seen he has been trying to gain experience in High School. WALTER FRANKLIN TOUCHTON Vice-President " Tutty” Vice-President of Class: President of Literary Society. 4: President, Commercial Club. 4; Operetta, 3, 4; Senior Play. Upon asking "Tutty” what his hobbies were he answered in all seriousness "making money, eating, girls, sleeping in the morning, and dancing.” We are not at ajl surprised. Walter is always working when he isn’t doing something else. But no one expects "Tutty” to be sensible about anything very long so they’re never disappointed. He is full of I ep and enthusiasm and keeps everything and everybody on the move. He’s a regular senior. MARY MARGARET WRAY " Maggie " Secretary Vice-President of Girl Reserves, 4; V'ice-President of Commercial Club, 4; Glee Club, 1. 2, 3, 4; Operetta, 1, 2, 3, 4; Secretary of Class, 4; Secretary of Literary Society, 3; Senior PI ay. Music hath charms and so has "Maggie”. Page Twelvef THE CUCKOO| ALLEN HOLMAN "Al" Treasurer Baseball, 2, 3, 4; Basketball, 3, 4; Hi-Y, 2, 3, 4; Treasurer of Class. 4; Operetta, 4; Senior Play ; Glee Club, 4. "Al" is a ladies' man -but it is usually one lady. The above sentence deserves one paragraph here since it occupies such a large part of " Al’s" life. We believe he must spend his mornings day-dreaming because he never seems to he able to get to school on time. He always hops into the room at the last liell. "Al” makes a wonderful treasurer for the Senior Class—but he can’t get a quarter out of a dime so he makes a success of everything his class starts. Three cheers for " Al". NORMAN EUGENE ALGIER “Horse” Football, 2, 3, 4; Vice-President of Class, 2; Captain of Football Team, 4; Baseball Manager, 4. Norman should have a heart. We understand that last fall he completely exhausted the post man between Glen Moore and Downingtown. But Norman is such a wonderful football player that "Ging" had to just force him to camp. He doesn’t stop at l cing a good athlete, he makes a very good showing in his studies and makes himself so helpful to his class and the whole school that everyone hates to see him graduate. CLARA FRANCES SHAW Manager of Girls’ Basketball, 4; Secretary of Class, 3; President of Girl Reserves, 4: President of the Glee Club, 4; Operetta, 2, 5, 4; Senior Play. There is a saying that good things come in small packages. Clara proves the statement. She is an exceptionally energetic girl—sne’s on the move every minute. Why she’s always so busy she never has time to walk but goes in DeWitt’s car. As the manager of the Girls’ Basketball Team, Clara took all responsibility very well. She’s an all-around girl, being outstanding in her studies. We’ll never forget Clara as "Geraldine" in the Senior play. She surely made a hit.| THE CUCKOO| CLARA EDNA GUIE “Punch", “Nil Nat" Girl Reserve, 4; Commercial Club, 3, 4; Senior Play A line of talk is not always a line of reasoning. You see Clara is so very fond of talking she doesn't always find time to stop and think of something reasonable to say—but she can because she has proved it. Clara's ambition is to go to North Carolina. John Hadfield hopes she doesn't take a notion to use his car (the high school taxi) like she so often does. L DkWITT MILLER ESSICK Vice-President of Literary Society, 4; Basketl all Manager, 3, 4; Class Treasurer, 3, 4; Football, 3, 4; Operetta, Business Manager, 4; Hi-Y, 2, 3, 4; Secretary of Hi-Y, 4; Boys' Glee Club, 4. DeWitt's hobby is an automobile, lor Clara you see likes to go out riding. . 0JL 2 Page Fourteen MARGARET CATHERINE SHOEMAKER “Peggy" Commercial Club, 3. 4. Little girls should lie seen and not heard. But “Peggy" doesn't l elieve that—at least it wouldn't appear that way. She's another girl from the country with a mysterious background. All we can find out al out her is that she does her work every day and l oosts the Senior class every chance she gets.| THE CUCKOO 1 UP- JOHN T. HADFIELD John has only been in the D. H. S. for two years hut his good points are springing out right and left. He keeps the teachers and his classmates howling with laughter with every other word he says. John is simply droll—no other word could describe him letter. Nevertheless he has his serious moments. He has a small printing outfit for printing is his hobby and John does much printing for the high school. So who could help but be sorry to think of losing him next year. We wish you success in later life, John, Just lots of success! JAMES EDWARD WATSON "Eddie" Baseball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Football. 2, 4. We believe that if "Eddie” is as active in life as he has been in school he simply must arrive. "Eddie” Watson goes "asheikin" every Saturday and does he show her a good time? Ask anyone. "Eddie’s” a good athlete and evervliodv knows it. We hate to see him go this year. WILLIAM IRWIN POLLOCK, 3rd "Hear" Football, 3, 4; Basketball, 3, 4; Hi-Y, 2, 3, 4; Operetta, 4; Orchestra, 1, 2, 3, 4. Girls may come and girts mag go, Hut I go on Jorci'er. And now you see what kind of a fellow " Bear” is. Bashful —but oh what an athlete he is. He plays on the football team and basketball team and now he has grabbed first base on the baseball team. But he had lietter hold tight to it. "Bear” is one of those fellows that believes studies have a place—and so we find another Senior boy who is versatile. Good (or you, "Bear”. Page Fifteen| THE CUCKOO| ELLA CORDELIA BURGESS “ Cordy” Commercial Club. 3, 4; Girl Reserves, 3, 4. “Cordv" is a fast young lady—on the typewriter, and she gets results in other lines too. She gets 100 per cent banking every Tuesday and makes sure that the savings banner is safely hung in the Senior room. Efficiency is what counts, whatever you do, so “Cordy” is going to be safe in that matter. She is also from the country. ANNA CECILIA DONATO Senior Play; Treasurer of Commercial Club, 4; Girl Reserve. She is a sweet girl. She has a sweet disposition and a sweet tooth. Be careful you do not dissolve Anna. JACK C. HAMLIN I wish I was a lillle rock si sit tin9 on a hi . sind doin’ nothin' all day tony But just a siltin’ still. So says Jack.f THE CUCKOO| J. HOWARD MOORE Orchestra, I, 2, 3, 4; Operetta, 2, 3; Senior Play; Hi-Y, 3, 4; Band, 3, 4; Glee Club, 4. Howard told us his hobby was psychological salesmanship. We wonder what his profession will l e. Whatever it is it will l e a success because everybody knows what Howard can do. He has a wonderful business head and he shows remarkable ability in that line already. We hope he won’t lose all of his pep and ambition blowing on his troml one. LORNA ELIZABETH DUNN " Dunnic” Girl Reserves, 4. Everything Lorna attempts is sure to In? Dunn. ALICE LOUISA EARNSHAW “Otis" Commercial Club; Girl Reserve, 3; Senior Basketball Captain, 4. Care sits lightly on her shoulders. Although we do believe there are many things about her that we don’t know since she lives at Glen Moore and hasn't always attended our high school, but we ll know all there is to know before she leaves us. One important thing we do know though, is that she is very jovial—and we know enough now to tell you how nice she is. Page Seventeen| THE CUCKOO| LILLIAN MARGARET EPPEHEIIMER “Jfarg” Commercial Club, 4. A little bird told us that Margaret is burning up the telephone wires calling up a certain gentleman, but of course, it’s all rumor. Margaret is a great girl. She helps Ruth Peace with the care of the Senior Candy and of course anything she attempts to do is successful. SARAH MARGARET HENDERSON “Sally" Commercial Club, 2; Senior Basketball, 4. (), to dance, dance, dance; on and on, forever. Aside from dancing no one knows just what "Sallv” likes or does. No, not even her very l est friends know. She’s really a mysterious young woman. But she does much, at least we gather as much from the fact that she’s late for everything she goes to. Just imagine "Sally” getting any place on time. Page Eighteen| THE CUCKOO ]} DAVID EDGAR HUTCHISON " Ted ” Orchestra, 1,2; Basketball Varsity, 4; Senior Play;Operetta, To work or not to work, that is the question! Anil after very careful consideration and thought he usually decides not to work. "Ted’s” car is a taxi and carries immense crowds to the high school games in every season—and no less, "Ted’s” a wonder with the saxophone—and also with his tongue—"now ain't that terrible?’ He expects to keep up with his music of which he is very fond. ALBERT DOUGHTY FITZGERALD " Filzy” Band, 5, 4. Faint heart never won fair lady, "Fitzy”. You know a sweet girl graduate captured "Fitzy’s” heart. "Fitzy” was heard mournfully to exclaim, "I would try cave man tactics if I wasn’t afraid she had a bad disposition. ” " Fitzy is a regular sheik, writes love letters and everything. But girls don’t mean everything to him, no siree! "Fitzy" was manager of the football team and we all have to admit that he took this job and handled it like a veteran. LAURA MARGUERITE PATTERSON “Paddy” Girl Reserve, 3, 4. Marguerite's hobbies are traveling and the movies. We advise her to Ijecome a news reel photographer. But although she didn't tell us we (irmly l elieve that feed-mills are another hobby. Marguerite liecomes very embarrassed when leed-mills are mentioned—and she is even com| elIed to hide her face. Very mysterious. Marguerite is everybody’s friend. Page Xineteen| THE CUCKOO| RUTH i'lONKS PEACE Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Operetta, 1, 2, 3; Commercial Club, 3, 4. Independence and Ruth, now and forever, one and inseparable. But Ruth can afford to be independent because she is so efficient. She has charge of the Senior candy and has taken care of it so well and has done so much for her class in that way that we take off our hats to her. EDITH GERTRUDE ROSS Glee Club, 2, 3, 4; Girl Reserves, 4; Commercial Club, 3, 4; Operetta, 5. Edith says her hobby is to play anything from a piano to the typewriter. Edith is a very particular young lady. She cleans her spectacles and ring every day as soon as she enters a class. ALICE SIMCOX Girl Reserve, 4; Commercial Club, 3, 4. Alice is shy and remote in her associations, but in Alice lies a desire for hard and earnest work. Her faithful endeavors in her commercial work have made her a leader in her class. Still waters run deep. Page Twentyf THE CUCKOO J ♦4tt 4f- THOMAS MARTIN POLLOCK Tom Hi-Y; Operetta, 5, 4; Cheer Leader, 3, 4; Junior Class Minstrel. "Tom” sings "Girl Of My Dreams" very movingly. We asked him the secret. “Tom” replied, "All you need is an inspiration. TO THE MEMORY OF HORACE BEALE Tonight we sing of a great event, W hen for some the school days close. Many of us into life are sent While some have been sent to repose. No lyric is written to ease the heart. No words can take weight from the soul. But time from our memories can not depart, Though he’s gone to the goal of goals. Though gone in body, his spirit lives, His part of our class was sublime, And he will guard the light we give. To the world w'ith our Twenty-nine. Charles Ax. Pnje Twenty-one |[ THE) CUCKOO ]} —............................ ■ SENIOR CLASS HISTORY THE year Nineteen Twenty-five A. D. in the minds of forty graduates of the eighth grade, was a most eventful year for Downingtown High School. Yes—we were here to prove to the teachers just how little we knew. We did, and the result was that about thirty-five per cent fell by the wayside at the end of the school year. As we assembled in Room nine, under the never-sleeping eye of Miss Evelyn Naylor, we saw many new faces, the greater per cent being from the country. Our class at that time resembled an apparently dormant volcano. At last the eruption came in the form of a fisticuff between Norman Algiers and Elbe Brown, who at the present time is at work in Philadelphia. This marked the first social event of our High School career Very few events arose during our first year in Downingtown High School, because of the fact that the green-eyed monsters, the upper classmen, would not permit us to organize. We had now made one step upward on the ladder toward our goal. We had been recorded as Sophomores in Downingtown High School. The first and most trying, yet important, item on our agenda for the school year, was organization. Who, in our class, can ever forget that eventful night in September when the class of Nineteen Twenty-nine established for itself a government? Alidst shouts of dissension and riotous balloting the following officers came to the surface: Charles Ax, President; Norman Algier, Vice-President; Margaret Wray, Secretary; and DeWitt Essick, Treasurer. These classmen had been chosen to guide our course during the second year in high school. In November of Nineteen Twenty-six our class, along with the entire high school and many townspeople, visited the Sesqui-Centennial in Philadelphia. The good time we had can never leave our memory. As days went by our government was becoming more and more stable, and so we made our first social venture as an organized group. An Easter Party was held in the Spring of Nineteen Twenty-seven under the auspices of the Class of ’29. Never, throughout our entire high school days have we had any better success with such an undertaking. When the Sophomore year ended, an account of our financial situation was taken and it was found that the sum of thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents was in the treasury. We had gained prestige. We were on the road to success. The Junior year was ushered in with the reelection of officers, and the revelation of the fact that some money must certainly be made, as the treasurers’ report was far from favorable. About this time we purchased our rings. The design selected was pretty and all seemed well pleased with theirs. In view of the fact that general dissension and lack of cooperation seemed to be the prevailing spirit among the class members during the Junior year, it was not surprising that after the year’s activities, being mainly, a party by which we lost money; a bake yielding fair returns; and the Junior and Senior Reception, that we Page Twenty-two| THE CUCKOO| wound up with a balance of only thirty-two dollars in the treasury at the end of the year. As this history reaches the final year, it is expedient that we mention here the feeling of dignity and importance with which we were endowed for the first two or three weeks of our Senior year. This has more or less worn off, though, in this later day. A Hallowe’en Party, which proved to he nothing more than an even break in pecuniary terms, was the first social event of the year. A little later we held a bake, which was quite a profitable venture. In December, the first Senior play, “Ann’s Little Affair’’, was presented anti merited the success which it achieved. The sale of Christmas Cards until Christmas, and the sequent sale of candy, have netted the class remarkable profits. The last bake held was a decided failure. In general, all efforts along this line have been futile, simply because the articles were not supplied in sufficient quantities. We might do well to ment on the purchase of class pennants here, blue letters on a red back-ground have been chosen. Before concluding the narrative, it is only proper to mention the remarkable participation in the year’s athletics, by the Senior boys. The Manager of the Varsity football team, and five of the players were Seniors. In the Basketball team, three of the players as well as the Manager were of the Senior Class. Baseball claims a Manager and four players from the ranks of the 1929 Senior Class. At the time of this writing we are preparing for the coming play, “Mr. Lazarus , to be presented in May. Commencement and the trip to Washington are still in the future. These events will mark the termination of our four years of High School life. “MR. LAZARUS” THE last Senior play, given on June 4th was a very enjoyable presentation . taking the place of a Class Day program. The fact that the theme of the play was a little bit unusual, served to heighten the interest of the audience. On the whole, the cast was well selected, the leading part, that of Mr. Lazarus, being taken by DeWitt Essick, who fulfilled the requirements for a quiet, unobtrusive, middle-aged man. Dr. Sylvester, who might be classed as the villain of the play, a vain, grasping and lazy man, John Hadfield. The Artist, William Booth, was no other than Charles Ax. “Pud” showed himself to be an artist in playing this part. Mrs. Sylvester, as emulated by Clara Guie, indicated that she was a nervous, harassed, worried woman. Dr. Sylvester’s behavior has been the cause. Patricia Molloy, played by .Margaret Wray, was an admirable opposite for Booth, being a daughter of Mrs. Sylvester by her first husband. Edith Sylvester was portrayed by Clara Shaw as a girl much like her father vain and self-centered. Page Twenty-three-------------------- | THE) CUCKOO J=------------------------------------= •■ CLASS PROPHECY BY A most fortunate twist of fate, I one day chanced to meet a most accomplished medium, who had positive control over the revelations of future happenings. Seating myself comfortably with a pencil and several sheets of paper (for I knew the magnitude of my task) I set out diligently to copy with the utmost care the events as they were revealed to me in the crystal. I was not surprised at the portrayal of the future of Norman Algiers. He was married and was known widely for his cave-man characteristics. Charles Ax had entered upon a career behind the footlights, which had thus far proven very successful. Cordelia Burgess had achieved considerable repute in the business world as a stenographer. Cora Brown, likewise was a stenographer of no mean ability. Dewitt Essick was the owner of a growing taxi business. I remember that he was eminently qualified for that occupation. In his High School days he had begun the career with his car, oftentimes loaded to capacity. Anna Donato had achieved distinction in the realm of the "light fantastic”, as a renowned dancer. Albert Fitzgerald, one of the deep thinkers of the school was, naturally enough a noted scientist and one of America’s heartiest exponents of Socialism. Irwin Pollock was doing remarkable work in the field of construction and engineering. Thomas Pollock was rounding corners in the old role of taxi driver, now working for Essick, and eligible for promotion. Clara Guie, always a would-be flapper, had tried for some time to crash the movies, but always with the same result, failure. Margaret Wray, in addition to her duties as a housewife, managed to play opposite Charles Ax in all his productions. Jack Hamlin was doing noteworthy work in the field of mechanical Engineering. Lorna Dunn’s debut into society had been followed up by a series of social happenings. Eddie Watson had developed into a powerful preacher of the shouting Methodist variety. Eddie’s delivery was forceful, convincing, altogether straightforward. John Hadfield who was still the hard worker of former years had achieved success as a printer and publisher. Howard Moore still possessed that fluency of speech, and ability to convince which distinguished him in bygone days. As a criminal lawyer he had a tremendous cliental. Margaret Eppehimer was in her element, teaching commercial subjects in the new and bigger D. H. S. Clara Shaw fulfilled all the requirements of a Cinderella. Margaret Shoemaker was private secretary to one of our former class-mates, Walter Touch ton, appears next in this account. Walter Touchton was the chief executive of one of the great chain stores of the country Page Twenty-four-.i —[ THE CUCKOO j)---------------------------------------— Alice Earnshaw was doing a wonderful work as a school teacher in the rural districts. Sara Henderson was revealed to me as a stenographer in Howard Moore’s office. Ruth Peace was acting in the capacity of Librarian. Allan Holman had not given up the idea that he was still a ladies’ man though an enterprising young pharmacist at the same time. Ted Hutchison realized a life-long ambition as the conductor of an orchestras He had not discarded the saxophone, however, and he still charmed the ears of hi. hearers with melodious strains. Alice Simcox, aside from being a house wife, taught a large Sunday School Class. Marguerite Patterson was doing good work as a nurse in a neighboring hospital. I noticed that several of the fellows were developing appendicitis and tonsilitis. Edith Ross, another devotee of the typewriter, was acting as private secretary to Albert Fitzgerald Having seen this, I had seen all, and bidding the kindly spiritualist adieu, I came back to the present-day again. John Hadfield. CLASS POEM Oh! Prudent Time, you’ve come at last To take us from this shrine From friendships made, for aye steadfast To cope with life sublime. You’ve steered our course with faithful hand And wisdom and captain will be. We put out on Life afraid of no man For learning has lighted the sea. Tempest will rage ’gainst our little craft. The course will be rough all the way, And Hardships attach in full force amassed But retreats at the dawn of Day. We sight at last the opposite shore, Our goal where all is Divine, Battered and Broken, we come from abroad Still proud of our Twenty-nine. C. Ax Page Tuenty-fivef THE CUCKOO ]) WILL OF CLASS OF 1929 We, the Class of 1929, do hereby bequeath the following: Eddie Watson’s pitching to “Eiffel Tower” Irwin. Norman Algier’s love to Ibbie Wray and George Stine. Allan Holman’s curls to Harry Deets. Ted Hutchison’s musical talent to Jim Fennelly. Sara Henderson’s make-up to Mary Bareford. Clara Shaw’s shortness to Dorothy Nice. John Hadfield’s wit to “Sonny” Kauffman Our class thrift to the Freshmen. Pud Ax’s lifesavers to Everett Buckley. Irwin Pollock’s skill at first base to Chick Horning. Alice Simcox’s quietness to Marian Foreman. Cordelia Burgess’ plumpness to “Herby” Lewis. "Tutties” enticement of young girls to George Stine. "Peg” Shoemaker’s talkativeness to Alice Dennis. “Fitzy’s” fancy to women to Jim Fennelly. Jack Hamlin’s New York brogue to John Francella. Marguerite Patterson’s blonde hair to Mary Jane Hutchison. Clara Guie’s dimpled knees to Jean Pollock Anna Donato’s assistance to Mrs. Matlack to Florence Manley. Edith Ross’ boy-bob to Sara Young. Tom Pollock’s musical voice to Harold Forbes. Cora Brown’s coyness to Leta Tweed. Ruth Peace’s thinness to Phyllis Hurlock. Dewitt Essick’s scholastic ability to Mike Mento. Margaret Eppehimer’s stroll to Jane Walton. Margaret Wray’s personality to Ivagene Roberts. Alice Earnshaw’s commuting ability to Charlie McCardell. Lorna Dunn’s liking to taxi drivers to Bill Johnston. Under the conditions that if these bequests are not accepted within one week, they be passed on to the nearest relative. Colors Red and Blue .11otto Never Retreat Flower Red Rose Page Twenty-sixUNDER CRASSMRN Page Twenty-sevenTHE JUNIOR CLASSf THE CUCKOO J :4f- CLASS OFFICERS Sara Diffenderfer, President Nelson Norris, Vice-P residen' Julia Esworthy, Secretary Louise Van Tassel, Treasurer CLASS ROLL Mildred Aumiller Mabel Bowman Harry Brown H arry Deets Donald Dixon Richard Downing Anna Entrekin Julia Esworthy Walter Fisher Harold Forbes Earl Fulton Alice Gee Elizabeth Green Lulu Habecker Gladys Hall Phyllis Hurlock Alice Johnston Lillian Ladley Ruth Laird Edwin Lewis James Mahan Florence McConaghy Nelson Norris Jack Pannebaker lone Ramthum Ivagene Roberts William Showalter George Snyder Miriam Swaner Louise Van Tassel Grace Walton Sara Young Emily Hughes Rhoda Reber Donald Harrison Grace Popjoy Charles McCardell Joseph Men to Page Twenty-ninef THE CUCKOO J HISTORY OF JUNIOR CLASS THE Junior Class entered the High School in the autumn of 1926 with a roll of forty-five pupils. Despite the fact that their first year was uneventful, the members of this Class ot 1930 soon adapted themselves to the daily program and began to appear in various school activities. With Carl Peterson as President, the class was organized during the Sophomore year. The social activities and bakes sponsored by the class were very successful. During the Sophomore year many of its members made the varsity team in baseball, football and basketball. This year has seen an increase in the members of the class who have participated in extra-curricular activities. Practically half the varsity football men were Juniors and there was also a good representation of Juniors on the basketball squad. The annual hot-dog roast which was conducted by the Juniors was an unparalleled success, and the party given by the class was very well attended. The outstanding enterprise conducted by the Junior class was the minstrel show which it gave. The production of this annual is no doubt the biggest thing the c ass has yet undertaken. The fact that this is the first annual even printed in D. H. S. makes the enterprise much harder. There are no precedents to follow, no established customs or anything which maybe followed as an example. The material in this book is original and was produced by the class with the cooperation of the English and Commercial departments. In reviewing the representation of the class in sports, it must not be forgotten that the girls take a prominent part also. There were twice as many Juniors on the girls’ basketball team as the other three classes combined. The class has been fortunate in not losing many of its members and has been equally fortunate in the new members that have Joined its ranks. This year the class had the misfortune of losing Carl Peterson as a member when he moved from town. Carl was the Sophomore president of the class and took a prominent part in all class activities. He was prominent in musical circles and was frequently heard on the Literary programs. Also during this term Donald Harrison Joined the class. Donald’s literary abilities are well known and at present he is a member of the staff of the Cuckoo. We usually find in each class a member who is prominent in some activity or some sport and who helps the school as much as he can, but you seldom find a student who not only passes the studies, but also engages in sports and other school activities. It will be conceded by all that Alice Johnston has been one of the most valuable Juniors. She is a member of the orchestra, accompanist for the operetta and all other activities of the school; Alice is also a member of the varsity basketball team and has been the recipient of both athletic and literary letters. At present the Junior class is one of the most active ones in school life. The future for this class is very bright indeed. It should go through the senior year with its membership intact. Because of its experience and ability, the class should have a fine representation in every phase of school life. Page ThirtySOPHOMORE CLASS{ THE CUCKOO| •♦4S CLASS OFFICERS Amy Murray, President Clarence Myers, Vice-President Amelia Mahan, Secretary Charles Horning, Treasurer CLASS MEMBERS Marguerite Ames Florence Bare ford Franklin Beale Bernice Bentley Weldon Bicking Winifred Bowman Harry T. Brown Ross Dague Thomas Deets James Fennelly Marian Foreman Mordecai Harple David Heilig Charles Horning Evelyn Hughes Edith Hyde Parker Irwin Kenneth Jefferis Helen Johns Annawvn Johnson Howard Johnson Ralph Katherman Marian Laird Helen Lewis Harriet MacDougal Amelia Mahan Mary Mahood Walter McClure Elizabeth McMenamin Bertha Mercer Ada Milev Newlin Moore Amy Murray Clarence Myers Dorothy Nice Ella Mae Nichols Sara Patterson Jeanne Pawling Junior Pawling Robert Plank Jean Pollock Wilson Pollock Alvernon Rimel Sara Showalter Maurice Speakman Neill Trumbower Leta Tweed Hazel Walton Jane Walton Eugene Watts Ida Algier Olive Jones Blaine Harkness Grant Myers Page Thirty-tuofl THE CUCKOO| •H SOPHOMORE CLASS HISTORY THROUGH the term of 1926 and 1927 certain students began looking toward high school. We were then eight graders. May and June came and we found ourselves preparing for Commencement. On this honourable occasion we donned our new suits, watches, and dresses and assumed the full dignity of graduates. Our Valedictorian was Marian L. Foreman and our Salutatorian, Amelia Mahan. The American Legion medals were awarded to William E. Larkin anil Amelia Mahan. We chose for our class colors Green anil White; for our motto, Loyalty. We disbanded till September when we met as Freshmen and underclassmen in Downingtown High School. We were as green as any freshmen. After a time we found ourselves. Probably the biggest social events for us this year were the Doggie roast and the Freshman Reception given by upper-classmen. We again separated till September when we came back as Sophomores ready to organize and begin our real scholastic history in high school. We elected officers, planned for the year, set the dues, and planned for our social events. Our scholarship has been of a good order and our students are capable of thinking. A good number have been on the Honor Roll. The spirit of this class is not to be hidden under a bushel. In sports we have been represented in the following ways: During football season by having Chick Horning on the Varsity team and having many Sophomores on the second team. In basketball we led the High School Interclass League with ''Patsy” Myers as our capable captain. In this year we lost from our class Natalie Canestra, Bertha Forward, Hanna Cummings, Francis Mercer and Joe Osman, all good school friends; however we added to our number Blaine Harkness, Grant Myers, Ida Algier and Olive Jones. On February 15, 1929, we launched our first big event to earn money for our Washington trip in our Senior year. It was a well planned Valentine Party. Besides beautiful decorations and good refreshments, we had Ray Bare’s Orchestra for dancing; games and fortune telling were also carried on. It proved a success. We may look back and smile, but we look forward and wonder. We are in the middle of our High School Career. Already we have been confronted by problems and have usually conquered them. In two short years we go forth into a new life and experience. We will never forget the value of our high school days, nor the efforts of our teachers and our classmates. We hope our next two years in High School will lie successful and that Downingtown and Alma Mater may be proud of this class. Page Thirty-threeFRESHMAN CLASSf THE CUCKOO| FRESHMAN CLASS Am way, Rol ert Anderson, Jeanette Ash, William Bareford, Lillian Bareford, Mary Beitler, Elizabeth Brookover, Thomas Buckalew, Betty Buckley, Herl ert Ciarlone, George Collella, Anna Cook, Elizal eth Day lor, Paul Dayton, Mildred Dennis, Alice Detterline. Dorothy Diffenderfer, Dorothy Dougherty, Anna Dove, Eliza l eth Dowlin. Theodore Duca, Edith Elston, Charles Elston, James Entrekin, Earl Esworthy, Thelma Fahey, Helen Fahey, Marie Eennelly, Frances Ferguson, Elorepce Erancella, John Good, Sara Hashinger, Naomi I lashinger, Elsie Henry, Lois Hill, Kenneth Hurtt, James Hutchison, Horace Hutchison, Mary Jane Jefferies, Malcolm Kaplan, Gertrude Kauffman, Sylvan Kehler, Mary Jane Kendig, Ruth Lachman, Gustav La mmev, Ca rol 1 Lamping, Jack Levenite, Eleanor Manley, Florence March, Galusha Marshall, Dilworth Mascherins, Dominick Massengale, Estelle McLain, Helen McMichael, Virginia Mendenhall, Edwin Men to, Mike Merkt, James Pannebaker, Ruth Pawling, Le Roy Phillips, Dorothy Robinson, William Runk, Rose Rossi, Quindie Schultz, Harold Stine, George Swarner, Etha Thomas, I fannahbella Wein, Ruth Westmoreland, Nip Wise, Anna Wray, Alice Wray, Isal el FRESHMAN HISTORY IN SEPTEMBER of 1928, approximately 85 per cent of Mrs. Swayne’s prot6g£s, awe-stricken and fearful, entered the portals of this institution of learning. They were given the cordial reception accorded to all newcomers at the annual Freshmen Reception. To the credit of the Freshmen, it must be admitted that they made a better showing than was expected in both the curricular and extra-curricular activities. Having become habituated to the high school life, they proved beyond doubt that they have among their number a sufficiency of sedulous students and future athletic luminaries. Inasmuch as it is incumbent upon the present Freshmen to fdl the positions in the various phases of school life vacated by outgoing members, it is imperative that they prepare diligently and assiduously for the problems that will confront them. The Cuckoo, as spokesman for the citizens of Downingtown and the upper classmen, entreats the Freshmen to lay aside puerile thoughts, assume the garb of young men and women! You are future seniors, you should start now to ameliorate your conditions! Make an everlasting impression in the eyes of D. H. S. your desideratum of life. Page Thirty-fire| THE CUCKOO} HERE’S TO STUDY HALL How is it that in Study Hall Of all the time in school, There’s nothing that pleases us more Than breaking some good rule. When study time comes round each day, It is our great delight, To get around the table And talk of things not right. We talk of clothes and th ngs. Not history as we should. Until the teacher says, Now children do be good. Then some one full of mischief. And not knowing what to get at, Will walk around the room. And on a chair put a tack. And then “Jack” returns to his seat. And sits down on the tack, I tell you he jumps up quick. Yelling “What was that?” Then the teacher she gets mad. And says who did that trick. If you don’t behave yourself. You are going to get out quick. Then someone walks in front of “Herb” On his way across the room, “Herb” sticks his foot in front of him And that one falls down, boom! It’s pretty hard for any one To be teacher of us all. But here’s hail to the teacher Who has the study hall. Emily Hughes. Page Thirty-sixORGRN--» 1ZATI0NS Page Thirty-sevenCOMMERCIAL CLUB OFFICERS Walter Touchton, President Margaret Wray, Vice-President Edith Ross, Secretary Anna Donato, Treasurer MEMBERS Jack Pannebaker Mabel Bowman Emily Hughes Florence McConaghy Wm. Showalter Ruth Peace Mabel Eppehimer Emma McCarter Sara Henderson Margaret Shoemaker Joseph Alice Gee Rhoda Reber Gladys Hall Lillian Ladley Julia Esvvorthy Anna Entrekin Clara Guie Alice Simcox Cordelia Burgess Walter Fisher Mento Page Thirty-eightf THE. CUCKOO I COMMERCIAL CLUB PITT HE Commercial Club organized for the second year and again added a stimulus to the work of the Commercial Department. The following officers were elected for the year: Walter Touchton, President; Margaret Wray, Vice-President; Edith Ross, Secretary; and Anna Donato, Treasurer. Soon after his election President Touchton set his committees in order by appointing the following chairmen: Publicity, Ruth Peace; Membership, Anna Entrekin; Program, Julia Esw'orthy; and Social, Clara Guie. Of great interest to the club was an invitation from the Oxford High School Commercial Club to attend a literary program held in the Oxford High School on the evening of February 11th. Albert Byerly, Class of 1928, President Touchton, Walter Fisher, and Mr. Schmidt furnished the transportation, and nineteen members journeyed to Oxford and returned with the memories of having enjoyed and pleasant and profitable evening. The Club added to the attractiveness of the Commercial Department by donating to the High School a beautifully colored picture, “Out of the Dawn”, as printed by the Pennsylvania Railroad Department. This picture of an express train, and the others now in the department of sea-going ships and piers, lend a real touch of commerce to the commercial rooms. The Club has also been responsible for the success of Downingtown High in the Chester County Typewriting Contests. 19. H. S. having won the county typing contests for three years, gives the Downingtown Commercial Department permanent possession of the large Silver Cup awarded for this event by the Taylor Business School, of Philadelphia. Early in the year Air. Gibson Mcllvaine, of the J. Gibson Mcllvaine Lumber Co., of Philadelphia, was the guest of the club and gave a splendid address on the "Duties and Work of the Private Secretary”. Mr. Mcllvaine’s address served as an inspiration to the students of the Department, and the work in secretarial training showed a renewed interest. At the time of the Cuckoo’s going to Press, the Commercial Club had many more fine things in store for its members. It is hoped that these will be reported in the next issue of the High School Annual. Page Thirty-nineHI-Y OFFICERS Charles Ax, President Irwin Pollock, Vice-President DeWitt Essick, Secretary Harry Brown, Treasurer HI-Y MEMBERS Walter F. Touchton Charles J. Ax J. Howard Moore DeWitt M. Essick Thomas Pollock Harold Forbes W. Irwin Pollock, 3rd Jack Pannehaker Jack C. Hamlin Allen Holman W. Everett Blaine Harkness Nelson Norris Harry Brown C. Edwin Lewis, Jr. Clarence E. Myers David Heileg George Snyder Robert W. Plank Charles F. Horning Edgar Hutchison Buckley Page Forty| THE CUCKOO J HI-Y HE Downingtown Hi-Y Club was started in the school year 1926-1927 by iMr. Robert Miller, County Work Secretary of the Coatesville Y. M. C. A. There had been a previous club some years before, but this had been disbanded. The Club stands for Clean Speech, Clean Sports, Clean Scholarship, and Clean Living and has for its object: “To create, maintain and extend throughout the school and community, high standards of Christian Character.” The Club prospered during 1927-1928 and although not getting such a good start in 1929 we are going along smoothly now as we have inaugurated the idea of holding our meetings in the East Ward School at noon and eating our lunch together. This idea works sp endidly. We now have twenty-one members and hope to have more in the near future. DeWitt M. Essick. Page Forty-oneFRESHMAN-SOPHOMORE GIRL RESERVE CLUB 'ey OFFICERS Dorothy Nice, President Helen Lewis, Vice-President Amelia Mahan, Secretary Jane Walton, Treasurer Bernice Bentley Leta Tweed Marian Laird Hazel Walton Mary Mahood Amelia Malum Alvernon Rimel Florence Bareford Evelyn Hughes Isabelle Wrav MEMBERS Dorothy Diffenderfer Lois Henry Lillian Bareford Mary Bareford Virginia McMichall Marguerite Ames Dorothy Nice Amy Murray Elizabeth McMenamim Marian Forman Helen Lewis Jeanne Pawling Annawyn Johnson Ruth Wein Alice Wray Ruth Pannabaker Alary Jane Hutchison Edith Duca Alice Dennis Ella Mae Nichols ADVISERS Page Forty-two Miss Ulrich Miss Shumway—| THE CUCKOO| FRESHMAN-SOPHOMORE GIRL RESERVE CLUB THE Freshman-Sophomore Girl Reserve Club was started last year (1927-1928) by the Freshman. The club was organized by its present advisor Miss Ulrich. The President of the club was Amy Murray. Dorothy Nice was sent to the Mid-winter Conference at Wilmington as delegate. The conference lasted for three days. Some very good points and ideas were brought hack to the club by her. The points aided us in organizing our club. Some of the girls went to the Chester County G. R. Conference at Coatesville. These girls also learned a lot about the other girls and how they conduct the'r clubs and the results. The “Capsule Sister” idea was started and is still carried out. Each girl’s name is put in a capsule and then they are given out. You are expected to do kind little acts for her. The idea is to bring around better friendship between the girls. The club met every Tuesday at noon but now every Wednesday at noon. Each girl brings her own lunch and a meeting follows. Several little parties were held during the year for the club members. The club participated in the Mother and Daughter Banquet at the end of the year. At the beginning of the school term after a glorious vacation the club was started again. A new election of officers was held. The Vice-President had charge of the meetings until after the Christmas holidays due to the illness of the President. The Freshman girls responded to the invitation to join the club and were initiated and have proven themselves to be true G. R's. A Treasure Box was gotten up and sent to the President during her illness, and at Christmas a basket filled with food and clothing was given to a family in need, which shows the true Girl Reserve spirit in the club. Again this year four delegates, Marian Forman, Leta Tweed, Helen Lewis, and Lois Henry, were sent to the Chester County G. R. Conference at Coatesville; some other girls went also. There was only one representative from Downingtown sent to the Mid-winter Conference at Germantown and that one was sent from our club, Dorothy Nice being the representative again this year. During the Football season this club joined the Junior-Senior Club and gave the Football Squad a party celebrating the victory over Coatesville. Candy was sold at some of the games in order to make some money. Flowers were planted around Paradise Farm for the benefit of those poor children that come out there every summer, some of whom have little opportunity to see flowers growing. A May Breakfast was given. The Club is planning to have another successful season next year. Page Forty-threeJUNIOR-SENIOR GIRL RESERVE CLUB © Phyllis Hurlock, President Alice Johnston, Vice-President Louise Van Tassel, Secretary Lulu Habecker, Treasurer Ruth Laircl Sara Diffenderfer Ivagene Roberts Margaret Wray Sara Young Elizabeth Green Clara Shaw Mildred Aumiller Miriam Swarner Anne Entrekin Julia Esworthy Marguerite Patterson Page Forty-fou,fl THE CUCKOO ]) JUNIOR-SENIOR GIRL RESERVE CLUB THE Downingtown High School Girl Reserve Club or the Y’s Owls Club was organized in the autumn of 1926 by Miss Mary Garland of Coatesville. It was the first Girl Reserve Club to be organized in Chester County, outside of Coatesville. Alice Heilig, now attending Delaware State College, was elected President. She remained President during the next two years. Only Junior and Senior girls were admitted to the Club. The first public act of the Club was to march in Downingtown Booster Day parade in late October. At Christmas it gave baskets under the supervision of M iss Guthrie, the visiting nurse. With the proceeds of a “Baby” Party, it earned enough money to send four delegates to the Atlantic City Girl Reserve Conference. In the Spring it gave the first Mother and Daughter banquet of Down ngtown. The next year the Club began to equip the rest-room. This project was not completed, however. It gave another successful Mother and Daughter banquet in 1928. In the third and present year of the Club’s existence, the members were practically all new girls. We were initiated by the solemn, beautiful Candle-Light Service. Clara Shaw was elected President. On November 24th, we gave a party to celebrate a football victory over Coatesville. The entire High School was invited and the party was a great success. The Freshman-Sophomore Club cooperated with us in this party. At Christmas we again gave baskets of food to the needy. During the remainder of the school term we expect to finish equipping the restroom, and to sponsor our third annual Mother and Daughter banquet. The Girl Reserves are a branch of the Y. W. C. A. There are members all over the world. The aim of the organization is “2 H. 0.”—To Help Others. It is also intended to be a friendly organization of girls the world over. It corresponds to the boys’ Hi-Y Club. Besides the four main officers, there are four standing Committess. These are the Membership, Program, Service, and Social Committees. The terms of the officers and committees is for one semester of the school year. The Club colors are blue and white, the emblem is a blue triangle on a white ground. In our club there are no regular dues. When expense is incurred, each girl is assessed an amount to make up the whole amount needed. In some cases, we draw it from the treasury. We meet every other Thursday during the noon hour. Page Forty-fiveGIRLS’ GLEE CLUB THE Glee Club is an organization that has been continued from year to year. In the beginning of this school year Miss Shumway tested every student’s voice. All those girls who had good voices were eligible for the Glee Club. Clara Shaw was elected President of the club. Her chief duty was to take the place of Miss Shumway if she could not be present. The Glee Club meets every Monday night under Miss Shumway’s unexcelled supervision. At Christmas time the Glee Club gave a sacred cantata “The Awakening”. Since then the club has been studying French, Italian and English songs in preparation for a concert to be given in the spring. In April they gave a very enjoyable operetta, “In Old Louisiana”, with the help of the Boys’ Glee Club. The Glee C ub has been very successful for many years and it is your duty, underclassmen, to keep it an organization which the whole High School will be proud of. Page Forty-sixD. H. S. ORCHESTRA SINCE 1924 there has been an Orchestra in Downingtown High School. It was originated by the lass of ’28. Each year since then it has increased its size. Moreover it has brought a reputation to the High School by playing at many functions. Under the direction of Miss Ruth Shumway in 1928 the orchestra won second place at the Chester County Play Festival. Every year the orchestra has been under capable leadership and there is in the orchestra an opportunity for talented students. Because of the various extra-curricular activities there was a slight lack of practice at the beginning of this term. Now we are able to practice three mornings every week. On Mondays and Fridays the orchestra plays for the Chapel exercises. The orchestra is often called upon to aid in high school dramatic or scholastic functions. Every year Literary “D’s” have been awarded to outstanding members of the orchestra while small pins have been given to the senior members. The Orchestra at present consists of two cornets, five violins, four saxophones, two clarinets, two altos, two trombones, a bass tuba, a violincello, piano and drums. In all there are twenty-one members. In the orchestra one may find a way to express his musical emotions. Music is an art. David Heilig. Page Forty-seven■-{[ THE CUCKOO |--------------------------- DOWNINGTOWN HIGH SCHOOL BAND IN PAST years, at football games, and elsewhere, we, of Downingtown High School, have listened to marches played by the hands of West Chester, and Coatesville High Schools, while our own school, though not lacking in musical talent was, nevertheless, without representation in the band line. We admired these other bands. Not only did they make a fine appearance, but they produced music that caused their schools to be justly proud of them. This was all a rather “bitter pill” for our school. We had champion football teams, champion typists, prize-winning Glee Clubs but no band to even “try” for a championship. However, in the vernacular of the schoolboy, “those days are gone forever”, for we have a band! How well we remember that day in the Spring of 1928, when our little band played at a baseball game for the first time. True—it was small, but they could make music. What they lacked in volume, they made up for in spirit. Diligently they have studied and practiced. The band meets regularly two nights a week, and the public is most cordially invited to attend these rehearsals. Our band—yes, ours! Yours!—it belongs to all Downingtown!—It is a realityl An interesting feature is that the majority of these students had never specialized in the playing of their instruments. They are beginners—not only in band work, but in the actual study of each instrument. The instruments in the band are eight cornets, four clarinets, four saxophones, six altos, two baritones, five trombones, three basses, and one set of drums. The Downingtown High School Band has made its appearance in fine new uniforms. What a grand thrill it is to see our boys anti girls marching along in the Blue and Gold of our Alma iMater, pouring forth in stirring tones, that song, so dear to the hearts of all Alumni, "Hail, Downingtown High School!” Surely nothing is capable of equalling that feeling except, perhaps, the sight of the Stars and Stripes waving in the breeze against a background of God’s blue sky! What a noble comparison—our Band, and our Flag! All honor to those who have aided in this splendid enterprise. There are thirty-three members in this little band. Their names follow: OFFICERS A. B. Moyer, President Ruth A. Shumway, Secretary Ernest Smedley, Treasurer Amos Miley, Manager and Director Theodore Dowlin James Mahan Galusha March Park Moore Richard Kohinson Joseph Sciaretta Marv Eva Dowling Mabel Haberly James Elston Carroll Moore Ada Miley Donald Shultz William Ash Weldon Bicking Stuart Pollock Tony Carbo Eugene Watts Wilson Pollock Horace Hutchison Albert Fitzgerald Jack Lamping Lerov Pawling Carrie Miley Lois Brown Mildred Deputy Howard Baldwin George McCowan Jack MacNab Howard Moore Carmen Gravaglini Marion Laird Naomi Hashinger Jack Pannebaker Page Forty-nine| THE CUCKOO jj ♦454= OPERETTA THE operetta was a genuine success. The costumes and scenery were enjoyed by everyone. The solo dances and group dances delighted the people also. “In Old Louisiana” was a romance of the old south. The whole plot was woven around the birth of Rose. The duel between Scudder and Duck kept everyone sitting on the edge of his seat. CAST OF CHARACTERS Old Ned, a colored servant..................... Rose, Pilot Farley’s adopted daughter Richard St. John, a young sugar planter . Holly Timms, a shady Lawyer from New Orleans Jack Martin, a friend of Scudder’s from New Orleans Martha St. John, Richard’s sister .... Monty Gray, a friend of Richard’s from north . Pilot Farley, Pilot in good Steamer Eclips . Judy-, Old Ned’s wife.......................... Marquis de la Tour, of Bordeaux, France . Bruce MacDougal, the county sheriff' John I-ox Leta Tweed IE,ialter Touchton . Earl Fulton Edgar Hutchison Sara Diffenderfer . Allen Holman Thomas Pollock A mg JIurrag Irwin Pollock . Harrg Brown Page Fiftg-onef THE CUCKOO 1 THE DOWNING-WILLS LITERARY SOCIETY THE Downing-Wills Literary Society was started at the request of Mr. Joseph Downing and Mr. Hunter Wills. The meetings take place in the auditorium once every two weeks, and every pupil in the High School is a member of this organization, every member taking part in one or more program at some time or other during his four years in High School. The President is chosen by the entire student body from the Senior Class and the Secretary from the Junior Class. These two officers are rewarded with a literary “D” at the end of the year in appreciation of their faithful work. Often the programs are n celebration of holidays, or a poet s birthday, or some other worth while character’s birthday. Extemporaneous speaking is sometimes introduced into the programs and much fun is had while much is accomplished. All in all, these programs are a success and help everyone later in life. After every program a teacher is called upon to give his criticism of the numbers, for without this the programs would not improve. The faculty appoint, in the beginning of the year, a committee of three, chosen from the Senior Class, to select the members for the entertainment and also the students whom they be ieve to be best fitted for the work. This year Walter Touchton is the President and Julia Esworthy is the secretary. John Heffner is the faculty advisor. These meetings have been continued for many years and will continue for many more. Friends of the school are always welcomed there BOOK CLUB THE Book Club was organized this year by the English department. The club has been successful and no doubt will carry on its work in the future. The purpose of the club is to furnish readers with the best and latest books. The club has a membership of about twenty, including teachers and students. The plan adopted by the club is similar to the national Book-of-the-Month Club plan. A book is purchased by each member and he reads the book which he has purchased and passes it on to another member, thus the books are circulated among the club members and the books each one reads are of a good variety and in good taste. Only books recommended by eminent critics are read. Page Fifty-twoLieeRfl RJ Page Fifty-three| THE CUCKOO| HONOR DO WE have a sense of honor? Such a question would undoubtedly bring a storm of protest from the students of our high school. But when we get down to the bare facts and really think seriously about it, we wonder if we aren't lacking in honor just a little bit. When a teacher leaves a room during an examination, do we continue on with our work complacently? No, the minute no one is watching us, we turn around and ask our best friend, sitting in back of us, the answer to this question and that, and think nothing of it. Why we don’t even think that we have done anything wrong. Is that honor? Most students consider a person stupid if he doesn’t cheat—or maybe some people would prefer not to refer to it as cheating at such a time. Then there are some students who may consider it a wonderful opportunity. No matter if your neighbor cheats and does the wrong thing, it is up to you to maintain your own standard of honor. I warn the faculty not to hunt up some famous dry speaker to tell us what is wrong with us in this honor question, because a dry speech usually goes in one ear and out the other. We just simply can’t be improved by lectures at our age. It is up to us to improve ourselves, and not others. Let’s try it. It’s my opinion that we don’t even realize that the “little things” like copying, talking, and doing “innocent things” behind the teacher’s back is dishonorable. Is there a difference between being dishonorable and lacking honor? I think so, and I believe that we simply lack honor without realizing that it is really important. We believe we are past the stage when our every action must be watched; but are we? Are we ashamed that we must be under a teacher’s eye continually? If we aren’t, we ought to be! Do we feel a thrill of pride at being considered honorable enough to take an examination with no teacher around? Would you be proud and believe you had accomplished something really worth while if you heard someone remark that you had a wonderful sense of honor? If you don’t, then you had better find out what is wrong with you. Lying is the most despicable kind of dishonor. Watch yourself! Remember that famous bit of philosophy, “Know thyself” and catch yourself up on this phase-—Honor. Even though this year is practically ended, let’s resolve to improve the honor system in the high school, and make next year a bigger and better year. How about it. Juniors? And Sophs? And Freshmen? Let’s not just try it—let’s do more and accomplish it. The Seniors can make their futures better if they, too, will only study themselves a little more. Think about this! Everybody! Page Fifty-four Louise Van Tassel, 1930.=| THE CUCKOO J—— THE BECKONING Awake, O smoldering youth and see What this world has stored for thee! iMount thy steed, ride like the wind. But guard thy soul, 'gainst Giant Sin. His falchion is drawn to cut thee down. Never discern that his sleep is sound. Beware of the nymphs who, in many ways, Strike with their glory, that ye might he slain. On yonder mount the light you see Is a mate for you on this weary sea. Alas! My youth in your great desire. Take care lest ye burn in eternal fire, 'Tis a hideous forest through which to pass And ever ready is Circe’s lass. But undaunted go, to the base of the mount And at the top are the things that count. Let not the maid on summit cry In vain for you to ope’ sand eyes, But take, much needed, maid away And live as one for aye and a day. Charles J. Ax SUMMER TIME I w’andered down the lane one summer day. And as I walked, a song went through my mind. It was a happy song, a tuneful lay, It seemed to dance like flowers in the wind. I hunted for a place so nice and cool, Where I might sit and watch the clouds go by, I found it down beside the little pool, I sat and watched the birds who learned to fly. And then my fancies wandered back once more To things that I had done while back in school; To fun that I had had in days of yore, When all at once a sp ash went in the pool. And so my day dreams then came to a stop Because it was just then five o’clock. Edith Ross. Page Fif'y-----------------1 THE CUCKOO J-----— ATHLETICS ARE VALUABLE TO ME This essay is about my own opinion in regards to athletics for boys and girls of my age, who are in High School. One’s own opinion is not always right so the reader may accept as much of this as he pleases. As everyone knows the body must be exercised so as to keep fit and healthy A person who does not participate in any branch of athletics whatsoever, cannot have as an alert, sound and healthy body as if he did participate in athletics. Some mothers and fathers do not think of letting their children go out for sports. All they think of is to make their boys and girls study. Not long ago when our mothers and fathers went to school they did not think of going out for sports. They thought that if they made good marks in the classroom, they had enough to go out into the world with and make their living. But as time goes on, the world is beginning to take a different attitude on this subject. May be you do not realize it, but most employers now-a-days, when you apply for a job, consider how you have trained your body as well as your mind. Many boys and girls who stood high in the class-room are not given jobs simply because they have failed to train their body as well as their mind. I have related now a few things on the necessity of athletics, now to get on the real subject. As I am now a senior and almost through my high school education, and have played football, basketball and baseball through these four years on our high school teams, I can rightly say that athletics have been of a great value to me. Some older folks say that when you play in these sports, you can not help but neglect your studies. This might be right but, I can say that, even though I have gone out for sports, I have been able to keep my own in the class-room. Of course I am not an “A” student, and have been poor in some subjects during these four years. These athletic activities have made me happy, made for me friends, friends on the battlefield that I would like to have all through my life. Athletics have made these four years pass quickly and I might say that I would like to go through these few years again and again. If I had not participated in athletics I do not think I could say what I have just said. As I said at first, some will not agree with me in regards to what I have said-Some might say “well you can say what you want but if he had left athletics alone he would be a great deal higher in his class,” and in closing I might say that I disagree with this attitude, and that if I had not taken part in this branch I would not be as high in my class as I am. W. Irwin Pollock, 3rd. Page Fifty-sixPage Fifty-siren | THE CUCKOO J COACHESFOOTBALL LINK-UP laid Dixon; Left Tackle, Norman Algier (Captain); I-ett Guard, Dewitt Essick; Center, Earl Fu Harold Forbes, Guyon Mercer; Right Tackle, Robert Jefferis; Right End, Joseph Mento; Quai •ft Halfback, Irwin Pollock; Right Halfback, Nelson Norris, Edward Watson; Fullback, Charles Left End, Doiudd Dixon; Left Right Guard, Left Iton (Captain-Elect); rterback, Charles Ax; I lorning{ THE CUCKOO]-------------- FOOTBALL TRAINING CAMP BELIEVING that two weeks after the opening of school was hardly sufficient to whip his squad into the proper fighting condition. Coach Spurg Gingerich returned to Downingtown in mid-August, and sent out a call for volunteers to attend a training camp. As a response to his call, eighteen boys gathered together tents, blankets, pots, and pans, oaded Spurg’s Ford and after a rattling good ride pitched camp in the wilds of Glen Moore. Tents had no sooner been pitched than the cry, "When do we eat” resounded from every tongue, anti it was not long ere George Snyder and Wit Weaver had broken into the baked bean larder. Fattening eighteen boys for a football season was no easy task—three cooks were unable to stand the onslaught and one after another handed in his resignation papers, until Spurg took up the cooking task himself. The camp consisted of a lot of hard work interspersed with plenty of fun, and after two weeks of this strenuous training the entire squad returned to D. H. S. rarin’ to go in the after-school practices, and anxious for the opening tilt with the Alumni Association. D. H. S., 30; ALUMNI, 0 D. H. S. found little trouble in subduing all of the nice things said by the Alumni Association several weeks before the game. Bear Pollock demonstrated in this game that he was going to be a valuable backfield man throughout the season. D. H. S., 0; RADNOR, 13 Undoubtedly the Radnor High School found the D. H. S. a rather stiff opponent for an opening day game, as their scoring was confined to an earned touchdown and another through an intercepted forward pass. In this game Dewitt Essick had the misfortune to dislocate his left elbow, and was lost for four weeks. D. H. S., 24; NORTH COVENTRY, 0 North Coventry fought valiantly against D. H. S. for the first half, which ended in a score of 6 to 0, in favor of D. H. S. Downingtown entered the second half with the old fight for which they are noted, and had little trouble to score three more touchdowns and secure victory. D. H. S., 7; WEST CHESTER, 25 D. H. S. journeyed to West Chester to help dedicate their new Athletic field-This was a gala day for both West Chester and Downingtown, with bands blaring-and colors flying. The game had not long been in progress when West Chester realized that their visitors were out to give them a real tough battle. West Chester scored early in the first period, anil Downingtown retaliated with a touchdown and a point after touchdown. 1 his one point lead lasted until the end of the first half, and joy reigned supreme in the Downingtown stands. Page Sixty•»« .. | THE CUCKOO | This first half of hard playing spent the energy of both teams, and in the second half the Downingtown squad, completely outnumbered by West Chester in substitutes, was forced to play against an entirely new back field. As a result West Chester scored three more touchdowns and the victory. D. H. S„ 9; CONSHOHOCKEN, 6 It was not until the last quarter that D. H. S. scored against Conshohocken. This bit of scoring was through the safety route, and with Conshohocken leading by a 6 to 2 score, it looked as if the game were lost. With about two minutes to play, Chick Horning stepped back and hurled a beautiful forward pass to the waiting arms of Dixon, who raced twenty-five yards and across the Conshohocken goal line, and the game was won. I). H. S., 7; GLEN-NOR, 0 This game was played on a wet and slippery field. Neither team was able to score and it looked as if the game would end in a scoreless tie. It remained for Diminutive Pud Ax, however, to decide the issue when he snared a Glen-Nor punt on his own three-yard line, and with the aid of Bear Pollock’s interference, twisted and squirmed his way for 97 yards through a maze of Glen-Nor players for the only touchdown of the game. D. H. S„ 0; BERWYN, 2 Berwyn met D. H. S. at Downingtown in a sea of mud in their annual Armistice Day game. A heavy wet ball made kicking difficult, and three blocked kicks finally put Berwyn in a position to score a safety—the only bit of scoring in the game. D. H. S„ 12; SPRING CITY, 0 D. H. S. found Spring City a stubborn opponent and for the first half neither team scored. In the second half D. H. S. began a series of line plunges that swept aside Spring City, resulting in two touchdowns. D. H. S„ 21; COATESVILLE, 14 November 24, 1928, is one day that will ne’er be forgotten in the football realms of Downingtown. Fully one thousand Downingtown fans journeyed to Coatesville and were well repaid for their trip, when they witnessed a football game that was full of fight and dogged persistence from beginning to end. The game was not five minutes old when Pierce, Coatesville’s left halfback skirted left end for a touchdown. This did not dishearten D. H. S. for alter kicking off to Coatesville Jeffries, playing the game of his life, broke through a blocked Sasso s attempted punt. Jeffries recovered the ball and raced to Coatesville s five-yard line. A few line plunges followed and Horning carried the ball across. Pud Ax’s clever toe scored the extra point with a drop kick, making the score 7 to 6. This lead did not satisfy Downingtown and in the second quarter Downingtown scored the second touchdown when Watson plunged fifteen yards through the center of the line. Again the toe of Ax added the extra point and the score was now 14 to 6. Thrills were not over and Coatesville scored a safety when a pass Page Sixty-one---------1 THE CUCKOO |—- from center over Watson’s head was recovered by Coatesville outside the end zone, and the first half ended 14 to 8. The third quarter found both teams battling up and down the field wit hout score, but the fourth quarter held thrills aplenty for both teams. Watson, Coates-ville’s left end, contributed another touchdown when he received a forward pass from Sasso and raced across the goal line for a touchdown. Sasso’s attempt to kick the goal hit the cross bar anti the score was a tie at 14 to 14. Downingtown was not to be defeated. Coatesville kicked off to Downingtown and the march down the field began. This march continued for about thirty yards and was stopped when Coatesville recovered a fumble. Downingtown held like demons, forcing Coatesville to kick. The kick was poor and Pud Ax carried the ball to the Coatesville’s thirty-yard line. A few passes and a couple of line bucks carried the ball to Coatesville’s fifteen-yard line. Coatesville now held grimly for three downs, but Downingtown was not to be defeated. The Downingtown stands were in an uproar, spectators swarmed to the side lines. The valiant little Pud called for a forward pass. The ball was snapped back to Bear Pollock. The ball sped with the accuracy of an arrow to the waiting arms of Pud on the far side of the field. He clutched it with the grip of a vise, and carried the ball across for a touchdown. Again the teams lined up, the ball was passed, and again Pud scored the extra point with a drop kick. In another half minute the game was over, and what joy and celebrating in Downingtown? The victory was celebrated by a monstrous bon-fire and refreshments on the following Monday evening. I). H. S„ 12; STEVENS TRADE, 6 D. H. S. ended their season in a blaze of glory when they defeated the strong Stevens Trade School in a turkey day game. The passing of the 1928 football season would hardly be complete without honoring the names of such boys as Captain Norman Algiers, Charles Ax, Dewitt Essick, James Watson, and Irwin Pollock, all of whom played their last games for I). H. S. and played them well. Each one was a tower of strength to the team in his respective position, and each one demonstrated that to be an athlete does not in any way hamper one’s scholarship. Page Sixty-twoBOYS’ BASKETBALL D. H. S. D. H. S. I). H. S. D. H. S. D. H. S. D. H. S. D. H. S. D. H. S. D. H. S. D. H. S. D. H. S. D. H. S. I). H. S. I). H. S. D. H. S. D. H. S. D. H. S. D. H. S. I). H. S. D. H. S. D. H: S. D. H. S. 19 59 17 Oxford 47 . .20 West Chester 41 . .24 Unionville 99 West town 59 .29 Kennett Square 17 30 Unionville .21 Berwyn 99 19 Phoenixville. . . 18 16 Kennett Square 25 16 West Chester. 51 15 Coatesville. ... 47 59 Avon Grove 15 .24 Berwvn 21 .24 Taylor 27 23 15 . . 9 Parkesburg 20 19 Parkesburg 25 .25 Oxford 18 .24 Coatesville 25 42 461 Opponents Page Sixty-threeGIRLS’ BASKETBALL SCHEDULE—1929 Kennett Square Unionville..... Unionville..... West Chester. . Coatesville. . . . Radnor........ Oxford........ Avon Grove. . . Coatesville.... Oxford......... Avon Grove. . . © 21 Downingtown.......................27 25 Downingtown.......................40 25 Downingtown.......................17 12 Downingtown.......................48 42 Downingtown.......................28 15 Downingtown.......................31 25 Downingtown.......................24 1 Downingtown.......................47 51 Downingtown.......................16 12 Downingtown.......................27 5 Downingtown.......................55 GIRLS’ WHO RECEIVED LETTERS IN 1929 LULU HABECKER DOROTHY DIFFENDERFER SARA DIFFENDERFER ALICE O. JOHNSTON LOUISE VAN TASSEL ANNAWYN JOHNSON Page Sixtg-fnurBASEBALL SCHEDULE April 2 9 12 16 19 23 27. 30. May 7. 10. 14. 16. 21. 24. . Phoenixville . . . . Berwyn........ . Phoenixville. . . . Kennett Square . Spring City . . . . . Unionville.... Coatesville. . . . . Kennett Square Coatesville..... . West Chester. . . Unionville...... West Chester. . . Berwyn.......... Spring City. . . . . Away . Away . Home . Home . Home Home . Away . Away Home Home . Away Away Home Away Page Sixty-fireWilson Pollock Bernice Bentley Marion Foreman Thomas Pollock HOCKEY THIS year, through the efforts of the Athletic Association, Hockey was definitely added to the regular list of girls’ sports. The campus of the East Ward School building is being put into shape for this sport. By having these Spring practices we will be able to have a fairly good team that will be able to put up some fine resistance against any team which might come up against us. Downingtown has been the only school in Chester County that did not have a girls’ Hockey team. Now that Hockey has been taken up, it will increase the interest in girls’ athletics and also those that did not have a chance in Basketball will have an equal chance to make the hockey team. Lulu Habecker. ARCHERY ON NICE days after school a group of girls would be found on the field across from the school or on the Athletic field, practicing archery. There was a limited amount of equipment, but good use is made of what we have and everybody has a chance to show what she is able to do. We have no regular team, but this does not decrease the number of girls that come out for this sport. We are sure that when archery regains its prominent place in the High School curriculum, that D. H. S. will develop as good a team as any other High School in this section. I’uge Sixty-sixALUMNI NOTES CLASS OF 1928 The names of colleges following the students’ names indicate the colleges they are attending. The hospitals indicate where the students are in training for nursing. Marian Abel, Penn State. Alarian Ash, Bucknell. Irma Baen, Temple. Jennie Bloom, employed as assistant librarian. Katherine Brown, State Teachers’ College, West Chester. Martha Brown, State Teachers’ College, West Chester. Albert Byerly, employed at Downingtown Paper Company. Earl Crisman, clerical position at iMilier’s Paper Mill, Downingtown, Pa. Dorothea Cummings, Banks Business College, Philadelphia. Eleanor Earnshaw, Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelph ia. Charles Ezrah, pursuing a course in aviation in International Correspondence School. Elizabeth Fahey, clerk in Furlong’s Store. Margaret Gee, Coatesville Hospital. Kathryn Gillian, Dr. Price Hospital, Philadelphia. Theodore Griffith, Lafayette. Alice Ileilig, Delaware State. Irma Henderson, State Teachers’ College, West Chester. Eleanor Johnson, Bucknell. William Johnson, Taylor Business School, Philadelph ia. Louise Johnston, graduate of Banks Business College, Philadelphia, employed in Chandler P. Roberts’ Real Estate Insurance Business, Downingtown, Pa. .Margaret Kagerhuber, West Chester Teachers’ College. Estelle Kauffman, employed in Downingtown Manufacturing Co. Ruth Kauffman, employed in Downingtown Iron Works. Ruth Kchlor, West Chester State Teachers’ College. Edith Laird, employed in Hutchinson’s Drug Store, Downingtown, Pa. Mildred Laird, Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia. Clara Lang, Coatesville Hospital. Frances Larkin, Penn State. Emily Lewis, West Chester State Teachers’ College. Orville Magill, employed as plumber by Snyder Brothers, Downingtown, Pa. Anna March, University Hospital, Philadelphia. Anna Miller, Banks Business School. George Milligan, employed by Chester Valley Electric Co., West Chester, Pa. Austin Moore, Penn State. Florence Moore, private study of music. Anna Murray, West Chester State Teachers’ College. Adelaide McCaughey, Banks Business College, Philadelphia. Gertrude McMenamin, graduate of Banks Business College, Philadelphia, employed by Lawyer in West Chester. John O’Neill, Penn State. George Perry, Taylor Business School, Philadelphia, Pa. Charles Popjoy, aids father in farming, Chester Co. Fred Powell, Taylor Business School, Philadelphia. Dorothea Ranthum, employed at Glen Mills Reform School, Glen Mills, Pa. Elisabeth Reed, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. Marie Riley, Dr. Price Hospital, Philadelphia. Virginia Rimel, Taylor Business School, Philadelphia. Anne Sheridan, resides on Lancaster Avenue, employed in Lansdowne, Pa. Edith Snyder, married Clarence Patton, resides in Glen Moore, Pa. Dorothy Van Tassel, Elmira College, N. Y. Donald White, West Chester State Teachers’ College. Lillian Willett, employed in Leaman's Garage, Downingtown, Pa. Alice Windle, graduate of Banks Business School, employed as Supervising Principal Moyer’s Secretary, Downingtown Public Schools. John Windle, employed in the Sunoco Oil Station, Downingtown, Pa. Harriet Wood, employed at Greenleaf’s Pharmacy, Downingtown, Pa. Page Sixiy-sceenI THE CUCKOO] Anne Yohn, Dr. Price Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. Alice McKeowan, Miss lllman’s Kindergarten School. CLASS OF 1927 John Bowman, student at Villa Nova College, Villa Nova, Pa. Leon Brown, student at the Cheyney Industrial School. Anna Davis attending Banks Business School, Philadelphia, Pa. George Dixon employed by Reading Railroad Co. in Coatcsville, Pa. Eleanore Hayes, assistant to Dr. Bowsum, Downingtown, Pa. Walter Hill employed in Walker’s Coal Yard. Edna John, employed by the American Baptist Publication Society, Philadelphia, Pa. Herbert Kennedy, employed in Worrall’s Drug Store, Downingtown, Pa. Thelma Lewis in training for a nurse in the Methodist Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. Mary Mahan resides on Church Street, Downingtown, attends the Women’s School of Art and Design, Philadelphia, Pa. Andrew Mento, employed in Kerr’s Paper Mill, Downingtown, Pa. Wilson Mitchell, student at State College, Pa. Emily Moses, employed as stenographer at the Downingtown Iron Works. Gladys Moulder, attending Banks Business School, Philadelphia, Pa. Helen McCowan, employed as stenographer in the Downingtown Manufacturing Co. Miriam McKinney, employed as clerk in Everett G. Hoopes Real Estate Insurance Business, Downingtown, Pa. Clarence Patton married Edith Snyder, employed in Entrekin’s Grocery Store, Downingtown, Pa. Paul Pollock, student at State College, Pa. Elsie Popjoy in training for a nurse at the Chester Co. Hospital, West Chester, Pa. Fred Scmcni, graduate of Banks Business College, Philadelphia, Pa. Tony Wando, truck driver for Miller’s Paper Co., Downingtown, Pa. . Walter White, deceased. Velma Windle, graduate of Banks Business College, Philadelphia, Pa., employed by Gaffney Bauer, Lawyers, Philadelphia, Pa. Luke Yocum, student at State College, Pa. CLASS OF 1926 Robert Backenstose, married and resides in Coatesville, employed in the Paper Box Factory, Downingtown, Pa. Dorothy Bane, employed by W. N. Howe. Anna Bowman, student-nurse at the Chester Co. Hospital, West Chester, Pa. Sara Brown, graduate of the State Teachers’ College, West Chester, Pa., now teaching in the East Ward School, Downingtown, Pa. Lawrence Burgess, employed by the General Electric Co., Philadelphia, Pa. Franklin Dague, employed as carpenter in Downingtown, Pa. Margaret Donnelly, resides on Highland Ave., clerical position in Paj er Box Factory, Downingtown, Pa. Mildred Eppeheimer, married Edward Young, resides in Coatesville, Pa. Elizabeth Ezrah, graduate of the State Teachers' College, West Chester, Pa., now engaged in teaching in the East Ward School, Downingtown, Pa. Ruth Frame, Secretarial job in Philadelphia, Pa. Ethel Gee, in training for a nurse at the Coatesville Hospital, Coatesville, Pa. Allen Harris, position in York, Pa. Rebecca Hughes, graduate of State Teachers' College, West Chester, Pa., now attending Miss Martin’s Business School, West Chester, Pa. Jean Jefferis, graduate of State Teachers’ College, West Chester, Pa., now teaching in Montrose, Chester Co., Pa. Francis Laird, resides on Stuart Avenue, Downingtown. Pa. Hazel 1 -aird, teacher of Buck’s School, Chester Co., Pa. Eloise Miller, resides on West Lancaster Ave. Ada Nichols, in training for a nurse at the Chester Co. Hospital, West Chester, Pa. Ruth O’Neill, in training for a nurse at the Chester Co. Hospital, West Chester, Pa. Ruth Rimel, married Gilbert Cox, resides on Highland Avenue, Downingtown, Pa. Albert Schrumpf, resides on Highland Avenue, Page Sixty-right| THE CUCKOO| employed in the Downingtown Manufacturing Co. Dorothea Schubert, graduate of the State Teachers' College, West Chester, Pa., now teaching in Collingswood, N. J. V'inton Smedley, graduate of Taylor's Business College, Philadelphia, Pa., now teaching in the Downingtown High School. Wallace Stouff, student at State College, Pa. Philip Swank, employed in Motion Picture theatre, Philadelphia, Pa. Rea Swarner, student at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. Henrietta Touchton, graduate of the State Teachers' College, West Chester, now teaching in the Downingtown Public Schools. Paul Tweed, student in the Philadelphia School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, Pa. Elma Wright, married Charles Young, resides in East Bradford, Chester Co., Pa. Elinore McCausland, graduate of Philadelphia Business School, employed in Coatesville Electric Co., Coatesville, Pa. CLASS OF 1925 Herbert Ash, student at State College, Pa. Calvin Ax, clerk in the Grange National Bank, Downingtown, Pa. Robert Ax, student at the State Teachers’ College, West Chester, Pa. Alice Campbell, graduate of State Teachers’ College, West Chester, Pa., now teaching school in Whitford, Pa. Marian Dague, graduate of the State Teachers' College, West Chester, now teaching near Oxford. Edgar Dunn, of Guthriesville, now has a position in Philadelphia, Pa. Ruth D. Essick, student in Lebanon Valley College. Arilla Finger, employed at Lewis R. Downing's Mushroom Houses. Ernest Fitzgerald, employed at Lukens Steel Co., Parkesburg, Pa. Helen Fisher, graduate of the State Teachers' College, West Chester, teaching at St. Andrews, Pa. Ethel Foreman, student at the State Teachers’ College, West Chester, Pa. Henrietta Guie, graduate nurse of the General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa. Marian Hamm, resides on Pennsylvania Avenue, Downingtown, Pa., to Mr. J. Fletcher, Drexel Building, Philadelphia, Pa. Margaret Henning, graduate of State College, Pa., now instructress in dancing at Downingtown. Myrtle Hughes, in training for a nurse in the Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. Freda Lewis, graduate of State Teachers’ College, West Chester, Pa., now teaching in Nantmeal Village, Chester Co., Pa. Richard Lowry, resides on Highland Avenue, Downingtown, Pa., employed at the Manufacturing Co. William Mahood, graduate of Peirce's Business School, Philadelphia, Pa., now employed at Victor Spinning Co. Downingtown, Pa. Mary Manley, in training for a nurse in the Chester Co., Hospital, West Chester, Pa. Anna Martin, engaged in teaching in West Brandywine Township, Chester Co., Pa. Joseph Matthewson, student at the Philadelphia School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, Pa. Esther Miley, resides at her home in East Downingtown, Pa. Charles Myers, employed as clerk on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Frances McFadgen, resides in New Holland, Pa. Attmore Pollock, engaged in farming at home near Downingtown. Esther Pollock, in business with father in Philadelphia, Pa. Clyde Powell, student at Drexel College, Pa. William Shillady, employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad in Reading, Pa. Helen Shultz, married and resides near Honey-brook, Pa. Ernest Smedley, graduate of State Teachers’ College, West Chester, employed with John H. McGowan, Downingtown, Pa. Emerson Weimer, employed in Chandler P. Roberts’ Real Estate and Insurance Business. Downingtown, Pa. CLASS OF 1924 Dorothy Ash, graduate of the State Teachers' College, and engaged in teaching at Norristown, Pa. Page Sijrly-nine| THE CUCKOO| Margaret Bailey, student at Wilson College. Dorothy Bowles, married Howard Cain, now resides on Mary Street, Downingtown, Pa. Leonard Caum, graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, is now engaged in teaching. Floyd Crisman, Interior Decorator at Gimbel Brothers, Philadelphia, married and resides in Philadelphia, Pa. Will iam Dague, Mail-carrier in Downingtown, Pa, married Sarah Lutz. Rocco Donato, resides on Pennsylvania Avenue, Downingtown, and is employed at Lukens Steel Co., Coatesville, Pa. Anne Downing, taking a post-graduate course at State College. Wayne Fitzgerald, served three years in the United States Army, married and now located in Seattle, Washington. George Foreman, associated with father in paper-hanging and painting business. Helen Foreman, graduate nurse of the Chester County Hospital, West Chester, Pa. Anna Good, married Harold Mulvaney and resides in Coatesville, Pa. John Johnson, employed in the Bethlehem Steel Co., Coatesville, Pa. Daniel J. Kennedy, employed at Kerr’s Paper Mill. Sarah B. Lutz, married William Dague, and resides on Highland Avenue, Downingtown, Pa. M. Florence Lewis, typist, with the firm of T. M. Griffith and Son, Downingtown, Pa. Anna Nichols, married and resides at Dorian’s Station, Chester Co., Pa. Hilda Phillips, returned to her home in England. Dorothy Popjoy, at home in Guthriesville, Pa. Lillian A. Pollock, in business with father in Philadelphia. Thomas A. Runk, Student at Drexel College, Pa. Gladys Sharp, graduate nurse of the Doctor Price Hospital, Philadelphia. Dorothy C. Shillady, graduate of the State Teachers’ College, West Chester, Pa., teaching at Norristown, Pa. Carl Smith, graduate of Susquehanna College’ Pa., now teacliing history in the Bordentown, N. J., High School. Marion Spotten, teaching in the Downingtown Friends’ School. Edward Stouff, graduate of State College, now a farmer near Thorndale, Pa. Marian Tweed practices Educational Therapy, Byberry, Pa. CLASS OF 1923 Philip Asberrv, student at Lincoln University, Pa. Regina Barry, married Harold Bverly and resides in Begota, New Jersey. Vernon Bentley, student at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. Raymond Brookover resides on Brandywine Avenue, Downingtown, and is employed by the Prudential Insurance Co. of America. Harold Bycrlv is in business in Begota, New Jersey. Mary Jane Dowlin, teacher in the Norristown, Pa., Schools. Anna Eby, graduate nurse of the Price Hospital, Philadelphia. Elizabeth Englerth, engaged as a stenographer in the West Chester Trust Co., West Chester, Pa. Paul Ezrah, an electrician, working in Downingtown. Ruth Fisher, a school teacher, residing in Honeybrook, Pa. Eugene Foster, graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, an accountant at the Downingtown Manufacturing Co., Downingtown, Pa., resides in West Chester, Pa. Esther A. Gee, graduate nurse of the Chester Co. Hospital, married Earl Garrison and resides on Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, Pa. Everett Henderson, of the firm of Warren S. Henderson and Son, Real Estate and Insurance, married Miss Pearl Chamberlin. C. Paul Hoffman, engaged in farming in Upper Uwchland Township, Chester Co., Pa. Joseph W. Huggins, associated with the Insurance Co. of North America, Philadelphia, Pa. George Irwin, Jr., Chester County’s most prominent basketball player, now a student at the School of Pharmacy, Temple University, Philadelphia. Guy Johnson, engaged in farming in Glen Moore, Chester Co., Pa. Lewis F. Laird, a student at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa. Alice McCuen, deceased. Viola Mendenhall, deceased.Page Seventy-oneSCHOOL CALENDAR September 10— School opened. 11— One half day of school. 12— Ditto. 13— Same here. 14— Whole day, what a job. 17— The day before was Sunday. 18— Started practicing football. 19— Still practicing. 2C—Getting better. 21—Tomorrow is Saturday. 24— Grid Iron machine well under way. 25— First scrimmage. 26— Nothing happened. 27— Took it easy that day. 28— Went down in defeat against Radnor. October 1— Buckley knew his lesson. 2— Miss Higgins’ study hall was quiet. 3— Marian Foreman had her first date. 6—Second team lost to Lower Merion. 9—Fennelly did not have a date. 11— Ivagene Roberts got B in chem- istry. 12— Beat North Coventry. 15— Dixon got new name (sweet air). 16— Coach Gingerich got a new Ford. 17— Two fenders smashed on it. 18— Four hub caps missing. 20—Lost a hard fought game to West Chester. 23—Fulton got new name (Phone). 27—Beat Conshohocken. November 1—Forbes had his French done. 3—Won a great battle over Glen-Nor. 6—Fennelly pronounced (“God’s gift to women”). 7—Miss Higgins did not assign any lesson. 12— Armistice Day. Lost to Berwyn 13— Herbie Lewis didn’t laugh. 14— Grant Meyers kept quiet. 17—Beat Spring City. 24—Girls Reserve party. Defeated Coatesville. 28— School closed for Thanksgiving. 29— Turkey. Defeated Stevens Trade School. 30— Day of rest. December 7—Seniors gave first play—Great. 14— No school on Saturday or Sunday. 17— Started school at 8.30. 19—Christmas Cantata. 21— Christmas holidays began. Junior party. 24— Santa Claus came that night. 25— Merry Christmas. January 1— Happy New Year. 2— We take up our school implements. 3— Heffner was smiling. 4— Girls open basketball. Beat Kennett Square. 7— Seniors began to sell candy. 8— Started mechanical drawing. 9— McCardell drank Nitric Acid. 11— Girls beat Unionville and so did the boys (and how). 12— Seniors’ second bake. 15— Boys beaten by Westtown. 16— Temperature charts. 18— Boys beat Kenneth Square. 22— Girls lost to Unionville. Boys beat Unionville. 23— Punch and Judy show. 25—Girls beat West Chester. Boys lost to Berwyn. 29—Boys beat Phoenixville. Girls lost to Coatesville. Page Scernly-ttm{ THE CUCKOO| February 1—Boys lost to Kennett Square. 5—Boys lost to West Chester. 7— Junior Minstrel. 8— Girls beat Radnor. 9— Boys lost to Coatesville. 12—Lincoln’s Birthday. Boys beat Avon-Grove. Girls beat Oxford. 14— St. Valentine Day. 15— St. Valentine party by Sopho- mores. Boys beat Berwyn. 18— Visitors from Harrisburg. 19— Boys lost to Taylor School. 20— Bill Johnston had no date. 22—Washington’s Birthday. Boys beat Avon-Grove. Girls beat Avon-Grove. 26— Jack Lamping laughs out loud. 27— Girls lost to Coatesville. Boys lost to Parksburg. 31 arch 1—Boys lost to Parksburg. 5—Girls beat Oxford, so did the boys. 8— Girls beat Avon-Grove. 9- —Boys lost to Coatesville. Sally Diffenderfer celebrated her 16th anniversary. 12— Entered the Berwyn tournament. (Came out that night). 13— Benefit movie for English Depart- ment. 14— School men’s week. 18— Started baseball practice. 19— Buckley and Fulton were on time. 20— Nothing happened. 21— First day of Spring. 22— Cooking Demonstration. 23— Seniors’ third bake. 25— Fitzie tries voice for Operetta. 26— D-d-d-dick d-d-did not s-s-s- stutter. 27— High School tied the Faculty. 28— School closed at noon for Easter Vacation. 29— Go(k1 Friday. 31—Easter Sunday. April 1__? ? ? ? ? ? 2— School opens. 3— April shower. Beat Phoenixville. 4— High School Operetta. 5— Began to sweat. 8— Still sweating. 9— Horace Hutchison turns to a sheik. 10— Forbes had to get sun glasses. 11— Diff. fell asleep in study hall. 12— Snyder and Hutchison were early. 15— The clock in Room 11 stopped. 16— Women’s club entertains teachers. 17— Baseball, boys at Kennett Square. 18— Ed. Lewis goes in swimming. 19— Alumni Banquet. 24— Kid Weldon Bicking signed to fight one round Bob Plank. 31 ay 1—Snow. 15—Exams—What a heatin’. 30— Memorial Day. June 4—Senior Play—“Mr. Lazarus’’. 6— End of School Term. DEDICATED TO MR. REIST’S OLD FORD Rattle, Rattle, little car, How I wonder what you are. Through sun, and rain and windy weather, I wonder how you stick together. Page Seventy-threeConductor (after stumbling over obstacle in aisle)—“Sir, you must not leave your valise in the aisle.” David Heilig—“For the land sakes that ain’t no valise, that’s my foot.” Miss Ulrich—"What are the three words most spoken in America?" James Mahan—“I don’t know.” Miss Ulrich—"Correct.” Alice Ghee—"What’s the matter, George?” Geo. Snyder—“ I had a good reason for being late, now I don’t know what it was." Mr. Schmidt—“Tom, where’s your excuse?” Tom Pollock—"I forgot it." Mr. Schmidt—“But I sent you home for it.” Tom Pollock—"Oh, was that what I went home for?" Norris—“Give me a kiss?” Sara Diff.—"Well! do you want it handed to you on a tray. ” Mr. Gingerich—“Fulton, did you ever stop to think? Now I asked you, did you ever stop to think?” Earl Fulton—"Did you ever think to stop. ” M iss Higgins—“Jack, do you ever do anything?” Jack Hamlin—"Well, sometimes I sit and think, and sometimes I just sit.” Miss Ulrich—"What is the chief theme of Julius Caesar?” Sophomore—"Caesar was running for President of the United States." Pud Ax—"How many legs has a dog calling the tail a leg?" Maggie Wray—“Five”. Pud Ax—“No four, calling the tail a leg doesn’t make it one.” Essick—“I tell you again, Clara, that I worship the very ground under your feet and I swear that you’re the only girl I ever loved.” Clara Shaw—“You never told me that before. ” Essick—“Didn’t I, then what girl was it I said it to?" Mr. Riest (in Physics)—"Albert, how could you show that wood can carry sound waves?" Albert Fitzgerald—"Well, you hold your ear to a stick and scratch it with a pin. ” Mr. Heffner—"What is your name?” Bashful Fresh.—“ J-J-J- j-Jim, sir." Mr. Heffner—“Well, I'll call you Jim for short.” Page Seventy-fourf THE CUCKOO| AWFUL MOMENTS When you first glance at your report card. When you are asked to leave a class room. When you are on the literary program. When you get your chemistry test paper back. When your name isn’t read for promotion. When you are called to the office. When you are caught chewing gum. When a Freshman asks you to help her with Latin. When you are found without a pencil on day of an examination. When you pay your candy bill to the Seniors and count what’s left. When your money falls on the floor. When you are called down by Mr. Heffner in the auditorium on Monday or Friday morning. When you discover a "hole”, in your stocking. When your best friend is at the bat. When you are found in the hall instead of your class. When you are late on gym day. When your vanity case rolls across the floor in class. When you can’t tell a teacher what your lesson is. When you are called on, when Mr. Moyer is present. When the ball you’ve been playing with goes through a window. When you see yourself as others see you in the annual. When your garter breaks. When the team’s best player is hurt, at the last few seconds of the game. When you are caught in school by Mr. Heffner before 8:15. When you forget the poem you are reciting in assembly. WANT ADS Wanted—Plenty of news...Cuckoo Wanted—Another Chance, The Flunkers Wanted—A new crop of championship Athletes. . . . Downingtown High School Wanted—A new excuse for not having my Latin..........Howard Moore Wanted—A higher mark in English Dick Downing Wanted—More Books .Ivagene Roberts Wanted—Higher salaries..Teachers Wanted—More offices.....Pud Ax Wanted—Bigger and Better... Seniors Wanted—More references. ..Hr. Brown Wanted—Another Ford.....Air. Reist Wanted—More time, so 1 never will have to hurry........Gingerich Wanted—A good baseball team Home towners Wanted—All excuses returned Air. Heffner Youngster—"Five cents worth of castor oil, please. ” Allen Holman—"The tasteless kind, I presume?” Youngster—"No sir, it’s for father.” Mother—"And what did you learn in school today, dear?” Elsie—"Oh, Mother, I don’t have to educate you all over again, do I?” Mr. Moyer—"Ross, spell "professor.” Ross—" P-r-o-f-f-e-s-s-o-r. ” Mr. Moyer—"Leave out one of the f’s.” Ross—"Which one?” Page Seventy-five{ THE CUCKOOI "TO SEE OURSELVES AS OTHERS SEE US” Page Serenty-xix{ THE. CUCKOO | -+s HALL OF FAME Most popular boy . “Al” Holman Most popular girl Sara Diffenderfer Most bashful member . Charles (Avondale) McCardle Most graceful member . Parker Irwin Most conscientious member Dewitt Ess:ck Most frivolous member . Lois Henry School Dude .... James Fennelly School Actor .... “Pud” Ax Best subject for cupid Sara Diffenderfer and Nelson Norris School Actress Margaret Wray Smartest Knutt Grant Myers Most popular with faculty George Snyder School Model .... Jack Lamping The most important . "Chick” Horning Teacher’s pet .... Jack Hamlin Brightest Donald Harrison Handsomest man Ross Dague Best Boy Athlete . Earl Fulton Best Girl Athlete Lulu Habecker Wittiest Boy .... John Hadfield Quietest pupil in School . Donald Dixon The biggest feet David Heilig Sleepiest Everett Buckley Tallest Girl .... Sara Diffenderfer Best Musician Alice “Bill” Johnston Biggest Nuisance “Bob” Plank Most dependable girl Phyllis Hurlock Most dependable boy Donald Harrison Prettiest Girl .... Margaret Wray Best blusher, girl Anne Entrekin Best blusher, boy . “Wit” Weaver Cutest Girl .... Alice Wray Cutest Boy .... C. Edwin Lewis, Jr. Biggest giggler, girl “Herbie" Lewis Biggest giggler, boy "Billie” Ash Most studious girl . Ivagene Roberts Most studious boy . Harry Brown Noisiest Girl .... "Herbie” Lewis Noisiest Boy .... Grant Myers School Songster Leta Tweed Page Seventy-sevenf THE CUCKOO| Ten little Junior girls. Walking in a line, Sara met Nels, Then there were nine. Nine little Junior girls. Looking for a date. Mini met George, Then there were eight. Eight little Junior girls. With loneliness were ravin’, Milly met Harry, Then there were seven. Seven little Junior girls, In a terrible fix "Bill” met Ted, Then there were six. Six little Junior girls, All gave a sigh, Anna met Wils. Then there were five. Five little Junior girls, Gazing out the door, Emily met Fisher, Then there were four. Four little Junior girls. Going on a spree, lone met Walter, Then there were three. Three little Junior girls, Feeling awfully blue, Alice Ghee met Morris, Then there were two. Two little Junior girls. Our poem is almost done, Sara met Chick, Then there was one. One little Junior girl. Walking all alone, Rhoda met Elmer, Then there were none. CAN YOU IMAGINE? Mr. Reist taking the home work papers. Miss Philips not having the Senior Class. Mr. Gingerich not saying what every few minutes in Chemistry Class. John Fox sitting still and paying attention to his lesson when the fire bell rings. Mr. Smedley with a mustache. Mr. Gingerich teaching English. Mr Brown being the last teacher at school in the morning. D. H. S. without any rules. Miss Ulrich with glasses on. Harry Deets singing a solo. Ross Dague in a hurry. Mr. Gingerich baking a cake. Miss Bush sending some one from her art class. Junior Class without Harry Brown. Mr. Gingerich returning Exam. Papers on time. Mr. Schmidt wearing nose pincers. Miss Shumway without a smile. Teacher—"Can any child tell me the meaning of the word ‘unaware’ which I have just read?” Little Girl—"Unaware is the very last thing you take off when going to bed. ” Jr. Pawling—"Mr. Heffner, can anyone be punished for something he did not do?” Mr. Heffner—"Why no; of course not. ” Jr. Pawling—"Well, I haven’t done my Latin.” Elizabeth Green—"I had a former Miss Philips—“Lorna, can you name Russian general at my feet last night.” a cape in Alaska?” Weldon Bicking—"Gosh, are those Lorna Dunn—"No’m.” birds shining shoes now?" Miss Philips—"That’s right.” Page Serenty-right{[ THE 61I6KO0 J WOULDN’T IT BE NICE—: If we were never discussed at Faculty meetings. If we could bag classes every other day. If we had no study hall teacher. If we could buy and eat candy in school. If Nelson Norris would return his report the next day after he received it. If we could have the north windows up. If George Snyder would get to school on time for a month. If Jim Mahan would be up-to-date in bookkeeping. If Walter Fisher would stay out of the Freshman room at noon. If we could linger on the street coming up from gym. If we didn’t have to go to the office when we are late. If the teacher would leave the room and the class not talk. If we had no failures in one six weeks. If Alice Gee wouldn’t write her love letters in school. If we didn’t have to take our reports home to be signed. If the faculty didn't have “Deportment” meetings. If the school had a radio and could dance at noon hour. If Miss Ulrich could get all the book reports in on time. If Mr. Schmidt would loan us the answer book for Bookkeeping. If Miss Higgins didn’t have to call Nelson Norris down in study hall. If Miss Philips forgot to assign a lesson. If we had a hundred per cent banking in the High School. Now just wouldn’t that be nice? Lillian G. Ladley. SHINGLE BELLES {To the tune oj Jingle Bells) By Charles McCardle Shingle Belles, Shingle Belles, Shingle all your hair. Don’t forget to wash your neck Or else don’t leave it bare. Shingle Belles, Shingle Belles, Right up to the dome. Ain’t it fun the more you cut The less you have to comb. Miss Ulrich—“Howard, correct this sentence, ‘My teacher am in sight’.” Howard Johnson—“My teacher am a sight.” Mr. Moyer—Miss Philips, what do you think is the height of laziness?” Miss Philips—“The college boy who is too lazy to write home for money.” LITTLE SLIPS THAT ALWAYS SLIP There was no such a man as Hamlet— he lived in Denmark. A curve is a straight line that has been bent. The climate is caused by hot and cold weather. The days are shorter in winter because the cold contracts. Gold was discovered in California before anyone knew it was there. Mars is so far off it would take a million years to wa k there in an express train. A miracle is anything anyone does that can’t be done. The alimentary canal connects Lake Erie with the Hudson River. Benjamin Franklin married the girl who laughed at him and discovered what lightning was. A vaccum is an empty place with nothing in it. Page Seventy-ninePage EightyA BICYCLE FOR THEIR BIRTHDAY Exercise, health, sunshine, —nothing is missing when the bicycle is in evidence. ft Sporting Goods, Tennis, Golf, Baseball, Fishing Tackle, Camp stoves, scout knives, hatchets, etc. Rob ’er skates, Scooters, etc. ATWATER KENT RADIO Theo. M. Griffith Son DCWNINGTOWN, PA. Compliments of The Grange National Bank CF CHESTER COUNTY DOWNINGTOWN, PA. Patronize our AdvertisersTHE PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS 922-24 North Broad Street Philadelphia, Pa. OUR PROGRAM OF SERVICE We co-operate with National, State and Municipal bureaus of animal industry with one sole motive—assistance in the sanitary and humane treatment of all classes of animals. We “consider the man as well as the beast." We believe in prevention rather than punishment. We employ twelve highly competent agents for investigations and patrol duty. We operate two ambulances for larger animals and another with compartments for smaller animals and lethal chamber for hopelessly injured. We maintain a free dispensary and daily clinic for sick and injured small animals. We humanely dispose of waifs and strays, unsuitable as pets. We co operate with the Boy Scout organization and have built at the Chester County camp the first “KINDNESS CENTRE” devoted to nature study and humane practices. We provide a brilliant speaker who is constantly busy giving unique illustrated talks to schools, churches, Sunday Schools, men’s and women’s clubs, parent-teacher associations, etc. There are also frequent radio talks. We annually award Mifflin medals and cups for acts of conspicuous service to animals. This is the most important recognition of such considerate behavior in the world. We sponsor an illustrated book, Animal Pals, containing fascinating true stories of love and heroism which has been largely used in schools, has gone through several printings, been translated into Turkish, in part, in German and will soon be rendered in Japanese. Price, one dollar. We settle neighborhood disputes over animals, assist in restoring lost pets to their owners, and provide information on any subject dealing with animal welfare. MEMBERSHIPS Life—Fifty Dollars Annual—Five Dollars Patronize our Advertisersv Downingtown Iron Works DOWNINGTOWN, PA. STEEL PLATE FABRICATION Ik FOR A GOOD VAUDEVILLE SHOW AND PHOTOPLAYS VISIT The ROOSEVELT Theatre DOWNINGTOWN, PA. £ Phone: Downingtown 63 Compliments of HIGHLAND Dairy Products Company ft Bell Phone: West Chester 161 Patronize our AdvertisersM. D. FREEMAN 1Photographic Portraits of 4Distinction SPECIAL RATES FOR SCHOOLS Phone 557-R STUDIO 42 W. GAY STREET WEST CHESTER, PA. Patronize our AdvertisersGET IT AT Greenleaf Pharmacy 207 West Lancaster Avenue KODAKS FILMS FOUNTAIN PENS Phones 651-131 SODA CANDY SCHOOL SUPPLIES Charles A. Wav Taxi Service Phone: Downingtown 265 ft CLOSED CARS Day and J ight Service TAYLOR SCHOOL 1002 Market St. New Day and Night Classes begin next Monday Secretarial, Stenographic (Gregg), Business Administration and Accounting, Teacher Training Courses. Outxfnttdinfj opportunities for training and employment. I'Mont Walnut U021 for Free l.itrrm ure Sales BUICK Service Exide Battery Service Goodyear Tires Downingtown Motor O o DOWNINGTOWN, PA. Edwin D. Baldwin, Mgr. Patronize our AdvertisersHighest in Quality Lowest in ‘Price J. F. Apple Company LANCASTER, PA. Manufacturing Jewelers for Schools and Colleges Makers of the DOWNINGTOWN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS AND SEAL RINGS AND PINS An apple stamped in your solid gold ring or pin guarantees permanent wear. Patronize our Advertisersjr JOHN H. MOWERE ARCHITECT PHOENIXVILLE, PA. Compliments of KEIM Funeral Service Ts Allen E. Keim N. Leland Wilson "The School You Have Always Known” Business Administration and Secretarial Courses, of college grade, for young men and young women. 64th Year Book Upon Request PEIRCE SCHOOL of BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Pine St., west of Broad Philadelphia Patronize our AdvertisersSUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY SELINSGROVE, PA G. Morris Smith, President OPENS ITS Summer Session June 25, 1929, and its next regular session, September 19. FRESHMAN WEEK begins September 12, 1929. Well articulated courses in Liberal Arts, Science, Education, Busi-ness Administration, Music, Theology. SUSQUEHANNA stands for a well-rounded educat on, clean sports, recreation for every student, earnestness in study, and above all CHARACTER as the hall mark of culture. «= Send for catalogue ADDRESS—DEAN, SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY BUSINESS REQUIRES SPECIALLY TRAINED Nueb ling’s YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT 1 Enroll Wuh for SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES West Chester r o Business School On Request our Representative 21 South Church Street W,ll Call West Chester, Pa. C 9 Edith B. Each us. Principal • 847-849 PENN STREET READING, PA. Patronize our AdrertinersTHE COATESVILLE RECORD EXTENDS BEST WISHES TO Patronize our AdvertisersS. Austin Bicking Paper Manufacturing Company BUY Long Boy Bread AND YOU GET Vice cream More slices per loaf—more nutritious food for your money— and more flavor. LONG BOY BREYER ICE CREAM CO. wins your family and appeals to your friends. Order it in its Long Blue “PATRONIZE THE BREYER Wrapper from Tour DEALER" Favorite Grocer Schmidt’s Bakery PHILADELPHIA NEW YORK Bakers of Good Bread WASHINGTON . NEWARK Since 1891 Patronize our Advertisers The ALUMNI ASSOCIATION of the DOWNINGTOWN HIGH SCHOOL CONGRATULATES THE CLASS OF 1930 FOR THE INITIATIVE AND RESOURCEFULNESS THEY HAVE DISPLAYED IN PRODUCING THIS ANNUAL. MAY THE CLASS OF 1930 CONTINUE TO LABOR AND ACHIEVE WORTHILY FOR OUR ALMA MATER Patronize our AdvertisersDOWNINGTOWN PAPER BOX COMPANY Downingtown, Pa. Secretarial Course It is one of the mysteries of the age why more young men and women do not prepare for secretarial positions. To associate with tactful and resourceful business men, to take their dictation, to wiite their thoughts, to think as they think, to work, to invent, to plan, to execute in complete accord with that which is brightest and best in business life, is an invaluable experience. This experience gives young persons culture, they take on habits and customs, they become thinkers and workers, and ultimately are the young men and young women who take the places of those with whom they have been associated. Opportunities for leadership in business, by way of stenography, are well understood. This School makes a specialty of training stenographers for the better than ordinary positions. OTHER COURSES GENERAL BUSINESS COURSE STENOGRAPHIC COURSE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COURSE ACCOUNTING (c. P. A.) 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