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C746 OWL 1939 . One 956 OWL 1939 Three 9756 OWL w DEDICATION As An Expression Of Our Sincere Esteem In grateful appreciation of C111 he has done for us and for The Evening High School we dedicate this volume to our Principal, OTTO K. SCHMIED Four 5e OWL Five 1959 FELICITATIONS TO THE MEMBERS OF THE GRADUATING CLASS: 1 am. extending very cordial congratulations to you, the most recent graduates of The Evening High School. I hope that your graduation omd the program of activities incident thereto, moty still have had for you some of the thrill and chotrm Which similar events seem to possess for high school graduates everywhere. If our school has given you the educational back- ground omd vocational skills which you need for your daily work, or for the continuation of your studies, it has done well. If, however, our school has also opened to you fields of enjoyment and appreciation, it hots done even better. May this combination then, of the practical and the spirituoL provide you with the key to both success and happiness. I trust the memories of your hours in The Evening School will always be pleasant. Sincerely, O. K. SCHMIED, Principal . Six QQCNZ Seven w CONTENTS VOLUME XVI NUMBER4 Page Dedication ...................................... 4 Felicitations ..................................... 6 Facuhy ........................................ t SENIOR SECTION Message from the President of the Senior Class ,,,,, 10 Senior Class Officers ............................. 11 Senior Class History .............................. 12 The Staff of the Owl .............................. 13 Graduates ....................................... 14 MAGAZINE SECTION Faculty Advisors of the Owl ..................... 33 Who's Who on the Owl .......................... 34 Hilarious Homicide. . . ........................... 35 Blind Alibi ...................................... 37' Poeny .......................................... 39 Books and their Authors .......................... 41 The Eyes of the Owl .............................. 43 A Natural ....................................... 44 Editorials .......................................... 46 Forunl ............................................ 47 Book Reviews .................................... 49 Owl Representatives ............................. 50 The Discoverers of Radium ........................ 53 School News .................................... 54 Paging Our Pedagogues ......................... 55 Iokes ........................................... 59 ADVERTISING SECTION AUTOGRAPHS 975a OWL w FACULTY Otto Ks Schmied, A.B., LLB. - Benjamin Emenheiserr AB. - - Barker, Iohn BU AsBs - Benson! Iohn 0., BB. - Brooks, Robert, A.B., - Brunsowcmkin, Bessie, B.S., Coan, Katherine T., M.E.D., Coblentz, M. H., A.B. - Cox, Irma - - Cutler, Franklyn F., AB. - Frank, Charles E. - Frank, Paul S., B.S., M.A. Freimann, Catherine, AB Golder, Archie, A.B. - Gomborov, A, David, A.B., LLB. Gomborov, Esther, AB, MA. Griffin, Henry L., AB. - Harris, Norris! PA. - Heise, Edward T, AB. - Heller, Erck H., B.B.A. - Hinson, Jesse 1.1 B.S., M.S, Hodes, Edward! B.S. - Hudson, Ruth Hq A.B. - Insley, Iohn W. - - Lansberry, George 1., AB. Lcthropl John CV MA. - LeSchqck, Abraham, B.Ss Levin, Theodore H, Little, Vivian, A.B., M.A.; PHD. Chambers, May - Lurzl Thomas Aw BsS., LLB. McAndrewA Iohn F., ABA MA. Mainen, Allan, B.C.S. - Martin, Richard, A.B., MA. May, I. 5., AB. - - Meyer, Henry - - Morrison, Walter G., A.Bs Morsberger, Mary B., AB. Musher, Mildred, BS, - Nankivell, Iuliot K., AB. - Pearce, Wm. B, Ir., AB. - Pettii, Burnett A. - Resh, H. P., AB. - Robenl Henry I. - Robertson, L. 0.1 B.S. - Ruths, Sadell R. - Scmdler, Maurice, B.EA. Scheid, Walter D., 35 - Shuster, Paul P., AB, - Shay, Eunice - - Smalley, Vera E., A.B., PHD. Thurman, Arthur - Principal Vice-Principal - - U. 8.. History - - Algebra, Geometry! and Trigonometry - - - English Office Machines Typing Chemistry Stenography - General Science Stenogrotphy - History, Economics Stenography - History, Economics - Commercial Arithmetic Spanish German Bookkeeping English Typing Physics - French English - Laboratory Assistant - Business English English - Public Speaking, Iournalism cmd Creative Writing M-H-A- - - - English, History Economics - German and French - Typing - Commercial Lctw U, S. History Typing English - Latin Bookkeeping - - - English - Typing, Stenography General Science and Biology - Stenography - . Geometry, Algebra and Trigonometry - Commercial Arithmetic English Music Chemistry Stenogmphy - Business Organization Mathematics Biology - - - Art English - Art Eight Nine C3745 OWL w Message From The President Of The Senior Class TO THE MEMBERS OF THE SENIOR CLASS: It is With mixed feelings of happiness and sorrow that I extend my last message to the class of '39. I am deeply grateful for the honor which you bestowed upon me at the beginning of the year but the position of my office means far less than the expres- sion of confidence and trust which you placed in me. The ready assistance of a splendid staff of officers has made my job a pleasant one. I congratulate you upon the successful completion of your high school work. Your perseverance in attending school night after night When perhaps it meant many sacrifices shows a de- termination that is bound to triumph Your persistence in the pursuit of education proves an aggressiveness that Will overcome all obstacles. As you leave Evening High School do not forget that here you received the diploma that Will enable you to go on to higher fields of education and other pursuits of endeavor. Here you have formed friendships and habits of industry that will endure throughout your lite. We should be conscious of a great debt of gratitude to those who have helped us attain this goal and feel a deep respect for the principles of government Which makes such a system of education possible. The task of saying farewell is too great for me. I cannot bring myself to contemplate such a solemn benediction. Rather, let this be a happy Wish of good luck and God-speed and a fond hope that we shall meet With smiling faces and a hearty handshake many times in the future. EDWARD C. DeWITT, President Class of '39. Ten 956 OWL 1939 V SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS EDWARD C. DeWITT AGNES MOONEY President Vice-President DONALD E. CRANE DORIS MAE STEVENS Treasurer Secretary Eleven C746 OWL 193s; SENIOR CLASS HISTORY With the end of the school year at last in view, it is time to take a glance backward and review the crowded events of the past months before the long awaited Commencement Night arrives. The first formal meeting of the Senior Class was held on November 10, and after its organization, the following officers were elected: President .................................. Edward C. DeWitt Vice-President ......................... . . . .Edward A. Kerins Secretary .................................. Doris Mae Stevens Treasurer ...................................... Donald Crane The remainder of the meeting was devoted to a discussion of the school activities tor the coming year and the project ot publishing THE OWL was brought to the lloorl and finally decided upon. The possibility of a Christmas Assembly was discussed, and was agreed upon. This resulted later in a gathering which was a pronounced social and artistic success. The second meeting was held on Ianuary ll. The matter of class dues was presented to the members. The sum of $3.50 plus an additional 50C for photo- graphs was suggested by Mr. DeWitt, and approved by a majority of those present. Plans for the publication of the Yearbook followed in due course, and the matter of a Mid-Year Dance was vigorously discussed pro and con before its final approval This aflair was held at Levering Hall on February 3, and was a tremendous success; thoroughly enjoyed by all those who attended. On February 20, another meeting was called by Mr. Schmied and all the class members were urged to pay their class clues at the earliest moment. The possibility of a Senior Prom was brought up, but no definite decision was reached. The question of suitable attire at the Commencement Exer- cises was discussed, and it was concluded that the ladies would follow the precedent set by former years and wear white gowns, while the gen- tlemen would wear white suits. On May 1, a meeting was called at which the date of Commencement was set at Iune 8. The class was told that the last few nights of school would be devoted to rehearsals for this occasion. It was at this time that the Seniors learned that heW. ................ It was at this time that the Senior: learned that their vice-president Ed- ward Kerins, had found it necessary to resign from school due to ill-hectltnt Miss Agnes Mooney was appointed to fill the position and was duly elected by a majority ol the Seniors at the final meeting of the class. In taking leave of the Evening High School, we say cm revoir and fully know that we shall meet in other walks of lite. To the class of 1940, we extend our heartiest wishes for a pleasant and successful senior year. We envy them their opportunity of spending a year which we are sure will be as full oi happiness and gratification as our year, 1939, has been. DORIS MAE STEVENS, Secretary, Twelve g5e OWL W THE STAFF OF THE OWL LEFT TO RIGHT: TOP ROW: Donald R. Crane, Harold S. Hutton, Frances Tebbets, Charles A. Fecher. Edward C. DeWitt. BOTTOM ROW: Agnes Mooney, Doris Mae Stevens, Barbara Bauer, Rose Lee Freedman, Eleanor M. Leidner. Bernice Scheuerman. Thirteen 056 OWL w GRADUgAiTES Atkinson, Edward, Ir. Burnbaum, Lottie Bldnck, Eugene Louis Blanck, Maximillicm Block, G. George Bunting, Wilbur Tu Ir. Burcikl Moses Iacob Carroll, Ioseph Bernard Clark, Richard W. Cohen, Charles H Councilman! Elizabeth Blanche Covelle, Barbara Ieanne Creme, Donald Robert Crippsl Benjamin F, Crouch, Harry E. Davis, Harry S. Debus, Wilmur A. Early, Edward Fennelly, Lillian Flautt, Houston Gaddess, Mary Margaret Gladstone, David Gourlay, Robert A. Antonelli, Nicolinot F. Block, Norman Born, Iohn W. Butterbaugh, Frances Meryl Carr, Martha Icme Cohen, Thelma Curley, Harry F., Ir. Dabney, Louise E. Dobrzychi, Agnes M. Eaton, Evelyn Irma Eichhom, Ivy P. Erdmcm, Francis Iackson Freedy, Carolyn Gaither, Amelia Hubbard Griffin, Iuanitd Hall, Katherine Hartkot, Alvinq B. Heintz, Mildred C. Herman, Rita Block, Leonard Brotmom, Leona Brozowsky, Minnie Burch, Claude 1..., Ir. Burke, Robert, Ir. Burkhart, Charles Roy Chaney, Ruth DiVenti, Santa Marie DeWitt, Edward C, Doty, Marie Feldman, Henry Emil Flora, Irvin F. Foote, Lee Franke, Iames L. Frizzell, Louis C. Garde, William Gardner, Howard E. Gaynor, Iohn I. Gisriel, Stewart 1'. Gray, Miriam H Gromacki, Agnes Gross, Russell Hesse, Richard Francis ACADEMIC Gray, Donald A. Gunning, Edward Michael Hale, Thomas Hutton, Harold S. Hctuenste'm, Margaret Eliz. Hilton, Ruth Pennington Horom, Nelson Lee Hucke, Rita N. Hudson, Marcus Gilderoy Iohnson, Margie Mae Kachddouriqn, Grace Kirkwood, Royston Thomas Kob'm, Florence Marie Krelow, Sara Kurlcmd, Iacob Lentz, Henry C. Leonard, Murl W., Sr. Libowitz, Herman Lilly, George Littleton, William Thomas Lotz, Gordon I Mchffrey, Varo Magin, Samuel Robert COMMERCIAL Himmelheber, Edna Jones, Mariam Loretta Klein, Florence Kohler, William A. Lang, Kennard E. Leonard, A. Mindell Linck, Gladys Marie McKeWin, Milton V. MacCubb'm, Doris Ruth Malone, Bertha Miller, Violet A. Moberly, Vera Mildred Neimcn, Leah Newcomer, Orin E. Nickell, Charles A. Panes, Stella T. Pietrowicz, Lillian Pokorny, Dorthy Evelyn Pomerantz, Sidney GENERAL Hillmeyer, Viola C. Tames, William Harris Tones, Paul Kelleyl Mary Elizabeth Klotzman, Norman Koehler, Frederick W. Koerner, Irvin Leonard Kone, Laurence Krcdz, George Fred Lentz, William G. Llovd, Thelma: G. Ludwig, Paul Conrad Machv, Jack G. McDowell, Alpheus Milton Matulonis, Olqcx Cecilia Meade, Iohn W. Miller, George M., Ir. Morrison, Tames W. Mullikin, Vernon Averill Mullinix, Stanley B. Nehring, Irene Teresa Newman, Anna M. May, E. Franklin Mooney, Agnes I. Mueller, Frederick W. Nieberlein, Lillian Olszctr, Lee Robbert, Richard G. Roberts, Frances W. Rowe, Howard Royston, Marion Elise Schmidt, Gilbert Leroy Seibert, Edward E. Surosky, Sylvan Jerome Suydam, Charles H. Stiles, Katherine Stoxm, Grace M Talkin, Norman Todd, William James Wagenheim, Stanley Walker, Elmer James Walker, Robert V. Weinberg, Howard Wesolowski, Helen Zellers, Calvin W., Ir. RdusCh, Theodore Harry Redsecker, Martha Iecm Reger, Isabelle T Schellenschlager, Ellen E. Schneider, Mary Frances Schroeder, Evelyn Irene Seitl, August V., III Sellors, Walter Smith, William Pledge Streett, Mildred Taylor, Mary Catherine Tegeler, Adelaide Terjung, Anna Louise Wdreheim, Ruth Wentworth, Michael E. Wolf, Doris Marie thvctdil, Louis Henry vauld, Anna Orem, Ellsworth M. Penn, Mildred Leah Preston, Charles H., Ir. Rdhn, Ernest H., Ir Rifkin, Milton Robinson, Marguerite Rodner, Bessie Roop, thllis N. Ross, Dominic Rumpf, Iohn Shdowitzl Paul gchoit, Charles Schweiqer, Louis Scott, Virgil Edgar Siemek, Thomas Slade, Eleanor Sullivan, Vanna Gertrude Stevens, Doris Mae Whiteside, Marilyn Wisniewski, Stephen Iqmes chkellow, Beatrice Fourteen 9746 OWL w MAX BLANCK EUGENE L. BLANCK G. GEORGE CK LEONARD BLO BLOCK N ORMAN JOHN W. BLOCK BORN LEONA BROTMAN CLAUDE L. BURCH, I R. Fifteen 9746 OWL WWW ROBERT BURKE, IR, FRANCES M. BUTTERBAUGH JOSEPH BERNARD HUTH CARROLL CHANEY RICHARD W'. THELMA CLARK COHEN ELIZABETH COUNCILMAN JEANNE COVELLE Sixteen 956 OWL w DONALD R. CRANE BENJAMIN F. CRIPPS HARRY E. WILMUB. A. CROUCH DEBUS EDWARD C. SANTA MARIE DeWITT DI VENTI AGNES M. DOBRZYCKI EVELYN IRMA EATON Seventeen 9746 OWL w IVY P. EICHHORN HENRY EMIL FELDMAN LILLIAN FENNELY IRVIN F. FLORA JAMES L. CAROLYN FRANKE FREEDY MARGARET MARY GADDESS WILLIAM GARDE Eighteen C1756 OWL 193 9 W DONALD A. GRAY ROBERT A. GOURLEY I UANITA AGNES GRIFFIN GROMACKI RUSSELL EDWARD M. GROSS GUNNING MARGARET E. HAUENSTEIN ALVINA B. HARKTA N ineteen C3746 OWL w HAROLD S. ' HATTON VANNA G. SULLIVAN D W $11; 91.... MILDRED C. RITA HEINZ HERMAN RICHARD F. VIOLA C. HESSE HILLMEYER X . , A CMQz " , Q Vrz . HIMMELHEBER RUTH P. 1 . f, f HILTON X 'YMJVVWWXA.MLCXV1 Twenty 975e, OWL 1939 W NELSON L. HORAN FRANCIS JACKSON MURL W'. GLADYS M. LEONARD, SR. LINCK WILLIAM T. THELMA G. LITTLETON LLOYD ROYSTON T. KIRKWOOD N ORMAN KLOTZMAN Twenty-one 966 OWL w FREDERICK W. KOEHLER HENRY C. IBVIN L. KOERNER LAURENCE SARA KONE KRELOW KENNARD E. LANG FLORENCE M. KOBIN Twenty-two 046. OWL w WILLIAM G. LENTZ A. MINDELL LEONARD MARIAN L. PAUL C. . IONES IONES 934mm 85. GRACE MARY E. KACHADOURIAN KELLEY GEORGE HEINZ PAUL C. LUDWIG- Twenty-three C3756 OWL w JACK G. MACKEY DORIS R. MacCUBBIN SAMUEL R. BERTHA MAGIN MALONE ALPHEUS M. MCDOWELL OLGA C. MATULONIS I OHN W. MEADE VIOLET A. MILLER Twenty-four C756 OWL w VERA M. MOBERLY AGNES I. MOONEY FREDERICK W. VERNON A. MUELLER MULLIKIN iv. -. , W " ' IRENE T. LEAH NEHRING NEIMAN ORIN E. NEWCOMER ANN A M. NEWMAN Twenty-five 946 OWL STELLA T. PANOS CHARLES H. PRESTON. I R. w CHARLES A. MICKELL LILLIAN NIEBERLIEN LILLIAN PIETROWICZ RICHARD G. REBERT ISABELLE T. REGEE F RANGES W. ROBERTS Twenty-six C3756 OWL w HOWARD ROWE MARION E. ROYSTON JOHN PAUL RUMPF SADOWITZ GILBERT L. MARY F. 7 . SCHMIDT SCHNEIDER , T 37' ,. , . , J. . . J . QVVMJX EVELYN I. SCHROEDER LOUIS SCHWEIGEE Twentyseven 9746 OWL w AUGUST V. SEITL, IR. VIRGIL E. SCHOTT THOMAS SIEMEK ELEANOR SLADE WILLIAM P. DORIS M. SMITH STEVENS GORDON I. LOTZ SYLVAN I. SUROSKY Twenty-eight 975a OWL w MILDRED STREETT GRACE M. STORM CHARLES H. MAY C. SUYDAM TAYLOR ANNA L. WILLIAM J. TERIUNG TODD BIRDIE R. WAREHEIM MICHAEL E. WENTWORTH Twenty-nine C756 OWL w DORIS M. BEATRICE WOLF YANKELLOW LOUIS H. CALVIN W. ZAVADIL ZELLERS. IR. Thirty CJZa OWL XLQEU MAGAZINE SECTION Thirty-one C3756 OWL w FACULTY ADVISERS OF THE OWL ABRAHAM Le SCHACK Literary EUNICE SHAY Art CHARLES E. FRANK Business Thirty-three " C374e OWL w WHO'S WHO ON THE OWL HAROLD S .HATTON EDWARD C. DeWITT Co-Editor Co-Editor CHARLES A. FECHER DONALD R. CRANE Associate Editor Business Manager Thirty-four 9746 OWL w HILARIOUS HOMICIDE By BARBARA M. BAUER In the benighted antediiuvian period preceding our own age of brilliant i1- tumination, Murder tmentaily inscribed on the deep crimson shade terrible in its significancet was, in all of its diverting and. ingenious forms, generally regarded as an indecorous and unseemty-not to mention somewhat gristyetorm oi enter- tainment, the sort of thing, in tact, simply not indulged in by our Best People. This narrow and bigoted belief, I am happy to say, has been annihilated as ruthlessly as any victim of that same sanguinary sport which it so foolishly deplored, and has now been relegated to that special shadowy tomb reserved for the cadavers of amusing archaisms. The cinema tcinema as in Hmoving pic- ture," in the event that I am being some- what obscuret and the modern school of detective-story writing have brought about the demise of the ancient prejudice against such jocuiariy fatal froiicing by demonstrating quite conclusively and de- lightfully that the proper sphere of Inur- der is neither in tragedy nor in melo- drama, but, as we of course know, being far superior in mental breadth to our Neo- lithic predecessors, in comedy of the most dizziiy farcical type. To the nether portion of the dignified figure of Sherlock Holmes, with his inevitable curly pipe and his solemn reaction to the Violent extinguish- ment of what might be termed variously, the feeble spark, the warm glow or the. fiery blaze of human life tthe super- sieuth cared not with which degree of animation the disused human fuet-engine had functioned in its contiagratory capa- cityt has been applied that puissant pedal propelior known vulgarly as the "hot toot," and supplanting his precise person Thirty-five is the rakish form of the Thin Man! with his inevitable cocktaii-shaker and his in- exhaustible store of sapient sailies, which mounts steadily in conformity with the number of corpses. The murky gloom, the wild terror, the heart-ciutching suspense once prevalent in tales of what is known politely as the destruction with premedi- tated malice of human life have been re- placed by sparkling quips, blithe badin- age and an atmosphere of elegant horse- piay and nonchalant ease. The basic idea seems simply to be that the more murderers, murdered or mur- ders, the merrier for all concerned texcept, perhaps, the Victims, and they don't countt. The entire idea is really refresh- ing and stimulating tstimuiating in more more ways than one, as you shall see by the next observationt. Blood iiows almost as generously as do Martinis, Otd-Fash- ioneds and Manhattans, and between these remarkable liquids the majority of the characters are most deliciously, most humorously and most thoroughly sodden. At the cinema tsee explanation abovet palaces the spectators gasp with mirth, clutching their aching middIeSeit there is an aisle in the immediate vicinity, they roll in it, thereby indulging in that practice called roiling one's own-as che lone couch of everlasting sleep" tiithe latest unfolding modelethere's always room for one more"t receives another prone figure. You who would have your arttui assassinations to the accompani- ment of solemn Shakespearean soliliquys or to the super-natural palpitations of HThe Teii-Taie Heart," peep warily in with me upon a typical closing scene of a roi- licking twentieth-century tale of gory gamboiing; observe its manifold advan- 97,56 OWL tages, and lo! another pupil tor the sub- versive school of silly slayings and sly sophistry. Before us we see the last word in kit- chens tunquestionably an admirable place for a last wordt, the kitchen being part of a carelessly luxurious apartment occupied spasmodically by the cinematic detective and his fascinating spouse, who has replaced Watson as a satellite, and a great improvement it is, too, especially for the male movie-goers. He is invariably cultured, slightly bored, and, in an amia- ble way, more than slightly mad-a sort of slap-happy savant, a veritable Iohn Barrymore among the crime detectors. She is invariably witty, charming, chic and quite beautiful. If their appearance would indicate Hollywood instead of Fifth Avenue, whose fault is that? And who cares, anyway? We get our glamour, don't we? At present they are thought tully replenishing the inner man before retiring, having just now returned from a gala gathering. Their high spirits, clue to the last six their host insisted on pourw ing for them, are purely spiritous. HDarling," she murmurs into her coffee tthe actors in these bits of cracked cellu- loid are rarely harrassed by the neces- sity oi memorizing confusing names, ree sorting to the ingenious device of address ing one another affectionately and indisa criminately in such endearingly vague terms as Hclarling" tsee abovel "old man," Hmy dear fellow," and nganitepuss'Ct "wasn't it a simply marvelous evening? lmagine-we haven't had to duck a single bullet all evening! Y'know, I do get just the slightest bit fatigued evading stray bullets-it's so strenuous, and, goodness, the wear and tear on the briC-aebrac!" llNonsense," rejoins he nonchalantly, exuding savoir taire ta French pertumel all over the leased premises, and popping an olive into his mouth with an air of the w greatest distinction. HQuite good prac- tice. We should be experts at dodge-ball. ' He ignores the bric-a-braCeany Man would. HWell," she pops back at him, "I had counted on collecting Social Security some day,- but inasmuch as our names may be at any moment added to the in- terminable roster ot the late lamented-" HSecurity?" pooh-poohs our hero, with a flip of the hand. "Merely a state of mind, my dear." He pauses, carelessly lighting a cigarette, and we who know him-we should know him, having seen him in every crime story since "The Thin Manf, under various pseudonyms-suspect that a Major Announcement is coming. We are right. Still doing his bit for the consump- tion of the olive, he lets her have it, light as thistledown. Hleshall we saywspottecl the guilty bird in the midst of the slightly- inwthe-worse-foriwear but still festive figures at tonightls frenzied tree-for-all." Oh, yes, he speaks like this-it's a divine Qt dispensation. he proceeds, impressive- ly. ttAh-no more olives?" She looks mildly pleased. llAh, my slip- shod sleuth, my mediocre master-mind, would I be too, too. inquisitive if I asked whom is the villicm?" tShe's funny, tooj HMy own," he burbles suavely, opening another bottle tot olivesl "your feminine curiosity is at once my delight and my despair. Have an olive?" She tlings a humorously irritated glance at him, and he winces at the impact. llAn- gel," he reproves, Hwould you remove your jaundiced eye from my person? You may need it in your target practice." She too is quick on the draw. uMy marksmanship is perfect, pet," she drawls, Heven though Cupid may have erred when he brought me you. But you can't look a gift horse in the mouth-now why the sudden hilarity?" tContinued on Page 56l Thirty-six 9756 OWL A well dressed young man carrying a small handbag walked into the office of Home CS: Company and approached the cashiers desk. He glanced quickly at the office clockethe hands stood at 12:02. Everyone but the cashier arid the steno- grapher had gone to lunch and as one of the workers looked up the stranger level- led a gun at them. HSit still and keep quiet," he ordered tensely as he stepped inside the guard rail. The girl gave a terrified gasp and taint- ed across her typewritter. HTake the money out of the sate and put it in here," the bandit commanded in a husky voice, pushing the bag toward the man. Rising unsteadiiy the cashier tumbled the morning's receipts into the satchel then fell back into his chair, petrified with fear. The bandit shoved his gun into the cashier's frightened face. "If you don't want your head blown oft, don't stick it outside that door for the next ten min- utes," he menaced. As he started backing out with the money, he tripped momentarily over a wire near the wall but quickly regaining his balance, wheeled and ran toward the door. The nearby church clock was just chim- ing twelve as old man Ennis eased himw heif into his favorite chair near the win- dow. Any minute now, little Annette would come running into the front room bubbling over with news and ply her grandfather with Childish questions until her mother scolded her into the kitchen for a quick lunch and back to school. He Thirty-seven w BLIN D ALIBI By EDWARD C. DeWITT sat there every day and it was plain to see by his eager expression that this short midday Visit was one of the bright spots of his day. At this moment a high powered coupe pulled up in front of the house. The driver clambered from the front seat and stooped to look at the front tire near the curb. Then, with a gesture of exaspera- tion, shot his half smoked cigarette into the street and turned to get some tools from the rear of the car. Some of the passers-by might have cas- ualty wondered why this new looking car wasn't equipped with a spare. Had they taken particular notice of this dapper young man engaged in fixing a flat, it might have occurred to them that he made an unusual show in the way he threw the tools around and banged on the rim to replace the tire. At length he finished the repair and drove off. The next day the police picked up Ioe Magasini and took him down to head quarters. "Wetve got Magasini ready for a sit- ting, Lieutentant," one of the detectives reported. Lt. Sullivan rummaged in his desk for some notes, tiHas he done any talking?" HNo Sir," was the reply, tisame old gag. wants to know what its all about." , HWeli, he'll have a hard time talking himself out of this one," Sullivan said, heaving out of his chair. HIt's a pleasure to get that cheap crook as cold as this." He picked up the morning paper and walked across the hall to what the boys called the Hconterence room." Inside sat Ioe Magasini, paging through an old magazine. HHelio, lieutenant," he greeted as he 946 OWL rose and stood to offer his hand, Hnever saw you looking betterfl Sullivan looked him over coldly. He had a sudden desire to mess up the suave front of the man before him. loe was dressed too damn tastefully. Magasini dropped back into his chair; "They tell me you want to see me about something." HWell since you no doubt just got back in town this morning I'll show you what's bothering Inef, Sullivan handed him the paper and pointed to an item on the front page. He glanced at it and laid the paper down, HAs a matter of fact Sullivan," he said, Hi haven't been out of town and I read this myself. You don't think I had anything to do with it do you?" "What do you think 1 got you down here for, to exchange autographs?" Ioe looked at him earnestly, llYoulve got me all wrong Sullivan. I don't know a thing about that holdup." uLook, loe," the lieutenant said, llan office is robbed. The bandit holds up the cashier and a girl in broad daylight while he throws the money in a bag and makes a clean getaway." USO what?" Toe said laconically. llSo the girl and the cashier, separately identify your picture as the gunman. Ioe remained confident, llSure and 1,11 bet they could pick fifteen more men Who would look to them like the man they saw. You know how people get bawIed up in all the excitement-Honest, Sullih van," he continued seriously, HI wasn't even near that place yesterday." Sullivan looked at him cagely for a moment and then like a man playing his trump card, uWell suppose you tell me where you were at exactly 12:05 yester- day." Ioe sat for a while trying to recall some vague incident. Then suddenly he ex- w claimed, lll've got it. I had a flat near the corner of Stiles and Second Streets and it was just striking twelve When I pulled up. I remember some old bird was taking it all in from the house next to the drug store', Lt. Sullivan walked over to the phone and called the operator. llLocate Patrol- man Thomas Murphy and send him up here right away please," he put the pnone on its stand and stood there silent. Ioe lit a cigarette and looked out the window disinterestedly.eilpretty clever," he thought, "the office clock set up fifteen minutes the night before-too bad there was no real dough kept there over night." He walked over and picked up the maga- zine again and started paging through iteHlt hadn't taken long to spot that old boy that sat at the window every day at twelve o'clock and waited for the kid to come home for luncheA perfect setup." He crushed out the cigarette and leaned back in his chaineilCripes, accidentally kicking that electric clock cord out of the floor socket so that the hands stopped right at 12:05 was a master's touch," he reflected. A smile crept into his face. A iew more minutes lapsed when the door opened and Patrolman Murphy came in, his baton dangling in his hand. "Murph, your beat takes in the corner of Stiles and Second doesn't it?'i Sullivan asked HShure an I've been beatin' it for fifteen years now, lieutenant," Murphy wheezed in his deep brogue. HWell get one of the boys to run you down there in a squad car and pick up an old man who lives next to the drug store. I want to find out it he saw this guy around there yesterday." HShure an' the answer it will be no, lieutenant," Murphy replied, "the old man Ennis is as blind as this here lpatoonie' 1n I'm a swingin. Thirty-eight lllP'IlDlllE IIHIW H.ENGEL The Scientists I like astronomers who pry on the secrets of Orion Who bondy light-yeors in their thoughts and. juggle scores of noughts. 1 like biologists who choie on. secrets unvouchsofed, Who peer tor Nature's hidden keys in eyes and ears of fleas. I like the physicist who snatches clues from bright dispatches From on obscure world, cmd nuzzles captivating puzzles. I like the dorkling moths who flutter to reach the stars, and utter Soundless poteoms of delight in the sparkling night. By FRANCES TEBBETTS mtgiwi: j i Rain On The Roof Tops Shimmering, and silvery And glistening gray Metallic sheen in the mist The roof tops on or rainy dcry Wet with the tears of God. To different houses they all belong Large omd small, and old omd new Like shopeless mounds they seem to be The root tops on Ci rainy day Wet with the tears of God. And so it is with all of us When dust to dust returns lt motters not who we are Each rainy dory we too will be Wet with the tears of God. By ROSE LEE FREEDMAN Modern Years When we see men who should be donning smoking robe and slippers Sally forth in school boy togs of checks and stripes and zippers; And women rich with norture's gifts de- spoil their wondrous wealth, Thirty-nine Neglecting their great heritage to glorify the self When we see lites full Vintage drought forsworn for youth's wild cup The years are surely shortening, we need more to become grown up. By EDWARD DeWITT 9746 OWL w The World Of Tomorrow On Ct backdrop painted by the Master's hand With pigments of azure and deIicote gold, There otppeotrs Ct Vistct renowned the land A vision of progress for CIII to behold. In glistening splendor the tronns rise Like alabaster altars in homage to beauty, In heights aspiring they seek the skies, As stodwotrt guardians, in faithful duty. Spheres and cones and pyramids vast, In motjesty do they vie for place, Stounch and true these works are cast, Symbolic figures in the realm of space. A pctectn of man otnd tribute to God, Inspiring strains of symphonye O'er the sands of time with measured trod, Achievement led by Destiny. The march of man is ever IIForword!" In manual deed otnd work of art, The good of mom is always IIOnwczrd!" Peaceful prowess, in whole and port. And in this wond'rous Fair we see A hint of things Tomorrow- The spirit of posterity Our world is Iain to borrow. By ROSE LEE FREEDMAN Crystal Oft was I lonely in days gone by Nor found surcectse in nought, No one suffered to hectr my sigh, For no one cored I ought. To me, in my thoughts one day, A wondrous vision come It spoke to me, and thus did soy- TvVith inspiration oflome ..... The life thou host was give to thee, By God, Who guides odl men, Heed Him well, and thou wilt see A way to solace will light thy ken." And saying thus, the sprite did fade, Dazed otnd owed, my reason weqk- Thoughts owhirl, to Him I prayed, HIf this be saeThy did I seek." As with my pen these thoughts I strive To capture, from my heart and soul, I know now Why I otm odive- God Himself shall set my goal. By ROSE LEE FREEDMAN. Forty 056 OWL w BOOKS AND THEIR AUTHORS JAMES BRANCH CABELL and THE BIOGRAPHY OF MANUEL" By CHAS. A. FECHER In an age when naked and brutal real- ism is the predominating force in Amerie can literature and style is usually a sec- ondary or even tertiary consideration, an author who labors ceaselessly to develop his manner of writing and bring it to the utmost possible perlection is indeed a phenomenon of rare parts. Yet that is just what Iames Branch Cabell, during nearly twoscore years of steady labor, has been doing, serenely indifferent to the di- rections taken by his more noteworthy and famous contemporaries, and indeed revelling in the fact that he deviates so sharply from their accepted literary stand- ards. Few authors of modern times have writ- ten more copiously than has Mr. Cabell, and yet few have turned out works so consistently good. From the time of his very first bow to a rather unenthusiastic public in the year 1904, when he pub lished the novel "The Eagle's Shadow," he has devoted his time and effort to the development of a beautiful and limpid style, studied yet naturalistic and careful without being artificialea style which embodies, in his own words, the auctorial virtues of Hdistinction and clarity, and beauty and symmetry, and tenderness and truth and urbanity." The result has been a series of novels entirely unique in American literature- a group of works which combine a gifted and inspired prose with a deep philosoe phic content and a rapierecl satire and. irony unmatched since the heyday of Vol- taire. It is perhaps unfortunate that the greater number of his novels, masterful Forty-one as they are in all respects, should be eclipsed by the fame and splendor which surround his masterpiece. Frequently during the past few years, has Mr. Ca- bell deplored the fact that, alike to the cognoscenti and to the world at large, he is known chiefly as che author of Tur- gen'." Beyond doubt, the great notoriety consequent upon the publication of that now famous work, while it raised its creator to heights of literary renown which in all probability he never dreamed of reaching, also damaged his reputation to a great extent and caused his writings to be regarded much as the more pruri- ent-minded among us look upon the mags azines in the window of the corner cone fectionery store. In the days that followed the suppression of Hlurgen," Mr. Cabell acquired the extremely dubious honor of being regarded as one of the foremost pornographic artists in the country, as well as a final and undisputed authority upon all matters pertaining to erotica, incest and unlicensed passion. Nothing, of course! could have been a greater distance from the truth. Mr. Ca- bell, far from being a cheap hack writer who makes his living by feeding the in- satiable appetite ot the public for the risque and the obscenel is, as we have said, a literary artist of the very first mag- nitude. But the ill wind which blew so fiercely upon "Iurgen" was not without its beneficent effect, for it afforded him an opportunity to bring his previous writings to the attention of a hitherto unreceptive audience and to win somewhat belatedly a measure of the acclaim which should have been his in earlier years. The com- plete Vindication of llIurgen" is a matter of record, and Mr. Cabell at last reigned triumphant above the academic and Purie tanical critics Who had belabored hint 95$ OWL W mercilessly as one alter another of his novels had appeared. Today, of course we accept Iames Branch Cabell for what he lSwGS one of the very foremost figures in the artistic history of our nation. The very iact that he veers so sharply from the accepted trend makes him all the more valuable to us! for without his novels our modern literature would be an impressive but bleak panorama of realism, unillurninecl by any sign of the romantic or idealistic. As it is, when we weary of the realists' descriptions of the commonplace and ev- eryday life which we see about us, we may turn to the Cabellian novels and find welcome escape into a Utopian world. completely removed from the one in which we live and work and experience much suffering but little happiness. For Mr. Cabell, in his attempt to steer clear of the realistic as effectively as pos- sible, has created in his writings a sort of iairyland, compounded of a dozen Iny- thologies and his own vivid imagination. The result is the pleasantly impossible province of Poictesrne, where Halmost anything is rather more than likely to happen," and not infrequently does. Here, in this charming and sunlit world, dwell handsome, brave and chivalrous warri- ors; lovely princesses with an astonishing proclivity for being kidnapped; wicked barons and lords with all manner of evil contrivances at their disposal; magicians, of both the Black and White varieties; to- gether with an endless array oi dragons, serpents, spirits, ogres and all the other endless paraphernalia of medieval rom- ance. rl"he casual reader, therefore, dipping fore the first time into the opening chap- ter of a Cabellian novel, might very eas- ily be misled into believing it to be nothing more than a childish fairy tale. But this would be a very serious and sad mistake. for in these novels is to be found one of the shrewdest commentaries upon the vanities and foibles of human existence that has ever been set upon paper; the inhabitants of Poictesme, though they dwcll in iairylanol, are as real as we, be cause they possess the same failings and shortcomings in an even more pronounced degree. James Branch Cabell is one oi the great satiristSea descendant, in the legitimate line, of Aristophanes and Boca caccio and Rabelais, through Voltaire and Anatole France-and he is never so happy as when he is directing subtle but merciless satire at the ridiculous conven- tions and barriers which our civilization has erected against naturalisrn. Because he was for a time a research genealogist Mr. Cabell has endeavored to impart a semblance of continuity to his novels by relating his characters to each other and deriving their origins from a single source. Count Manuel, Redeemer and ruler of Poictesme, is also the heroic ancestor from whom all the other Cabell- ian protagonists are descended and it is his life, Mr. Cabell tells us, that is re- peated over and over again in successive generations and in varying climes by his numerically impressive progeny. For this reason, the author has grouped the twenty volumes together after their com- pletion and entitled them collectively HThe Biography of the Lite ot Manuel." In a prologue to the Biography proper, "Beyond Life," Mr. Cabell expounds his literary and aesthetic doctrines at great lengths and strikes the various leitmotiv which are to recur frequently in the vol- umes that follow. With HFigures of Earth," we encounter Manuel himself, the simple swineherd who rises steadily, not always by honest means and usually by the work and effort of others, to become Count of Poictesrne and sole ruler of many thous- tContinued on Page 52l Forty-two 974a OWL The EYES 0f W THE OWL THE OWL SAYS WHO-O-O is the student who offered to let us print his extremely good stoiy if we would give him five copies of the issue it appeared in? tAside from ethics it wasn't worth itj is the member of the faculty who simply cannot fail one of his fair pupils?eShe's his fiancee! are the seniors who plotted the rebel- lion at the last class meetingf9eand why did it fall through? i: :k 9: Believe-it-or-not there is a Whistler in one of the art classes. tAnd we do mean whistlert. e si- 9: The best remark of the year was pulled by a senior who is majoring in chemistry. iiEvery time that I smell a rotten egg 1'11 think of my old chemistry class." tWe wonder just how he meant it???i it 1' Q? We still haven't found out why Bill Lite tleton was nicknamed Iunior. tThere's a story to this we were toicU 5k 9: it Do you know the young man who en- tered the public speaking class to gain confidence in himself and stopped be- cause he was afraid of being called on? Forty-three Our hail clocks are still out of step in the march of time. i: 4: s: We wonder if Mr. Schieupner ever iound out who wrote Burke's Speech on Conc1hation? i: 7? :9 We are not what we think we are; but what we think, we are. 9: 9: 4: How many times must a teacher tell a student he is wrong before he is convince ed? tMr. Sadowitz please notet. 9: 3? 3? When the elevator to success isn't run- ning, take the stairs. 5F 9: i: MATHEMATICAL DEPARTMENT rFhe following item appeared in this column in the last issue. "FLASH - According to the latest re- turns it has been reported that the total number of students known to Miss Stev- ens is 2,342. Since the total enrollment is 2348 we are wondering who the odd tive untortunates can be." Many of our students pointed out that we made an error in calculation. For the benefit of those who think that we were wrong we have had our mathematical correspondent put the problem in equa- tion form: 2342 4- 5 + Miss Stevens 2 2348. it i: 9: An orchid to Mr. Warren's for his eX- ceiient and amusing criticism of our mag- azine. We like constructive criticism even when it concerns this column. 5: 5? 5? FROM THE NEW DEAL BIBLE Blessed are the meek for they shall in- herit the eartheiess 36 70 inheritance tax. i: 4: 7? We wonder it a certain member of our English faculty ever got that sentence on paper about the three ttwo's too's, to'st in the English language. 974a OWL w A NATURAL By ROSE LEE FREEDMAN "Miss Le Clare, do you realize, can you understand that thus for we've had seven -yes-SEVEN retokes of the selt-sotme scene, and each ones worse than the lost! We're three whole days behind sche- dule! The leading mom gets o cold in the heotd, and CI frog in his throoteond you pick ct time like this to turn temperamenw toll In the name of Heaven and motion pictures, just how much do you think one mere man can stondll, With the lost utterance shrilling in ris- ing crescendol Gigantic Pictures Corpora- tionls greatest director resembled nothing so much as o comically irote, red faced. indignant little porcupine, Hletting oil steam." VViry hoir nervously tousled into on omozing quill-like tutt stood straight up in the otir, in evident sympathy with his mounting rage and vexotion. Collar and tie lonesomely disconnected, eyes harassed and wild, he glared baletully albeit pleadingly ott his highly decorative and highly expensive stor, Rito Le Clare. That disdoinful ond orchidoceous lody, completely undisturbed, ctnd cooly imper- vious to his volcanic outburst of righteous indignation, regarded him commiserote ingly, as though trorn ct great distance. HRe-ot-lly, Mr. Longe"ethe inimitable Le Clare condescended to murmur lon- guid proteste-Hl'm scarcely qualified to estimate your stamina. D'you know, I do believe I'm getting the most frightful head- oche. To-Inorrow should do equally well to complete the scene-or don't you thinl: so?"e With that she calmly collected her be- longings, ond strolled serenely uncon- cerned off the set, to the utter consterna- tion and secret delight of the assembled cost. electricians, technicians, comeromen, and prop boySestonding with eyes pop- ping and mouths ogope! The ensuing silence literally quivered ond hummed with suppressed excitement. Stunned, the tiery-tongued Longe, unable tor the moment to fully realize the extent of the catastrophe befodlen him, was for the first time in his vociferous and vigor- ous career, thoroughly squelched and en- tirely speechless. As comprehension be come complete, however, disappointment and frustration showed plainly in his cresttotllon countenance. Another inexcus- ctble and. costly delay to make upeomd every minute adding to the staggering production expenses already entailed. But not for nothing had the small, but dynamic G.PC. director achieved his ene vioble record, otnd widespread reputation. In his fertile broin suddenly on embryonic ideo germinated, took root, sprouted, and burst into blossom. His eyes alight with inspiration nurtured by necessity, the quick-witted Longe sensed o Heoven-sent opportunity to turn o streak of bad luck into what would appear to be a veritable stroke of genius on his port. What CI pub- licity story it would mokeeifehe could fill in with on unknown extra who would, subsequently prove to possess starring potentialities! True, it would require keen discernment to find the one extra who would be able to step so miraculously into the superlative Le Clore's classic number seven's. But it could, omd would be done. He preened himself inwardly as he visualized probably press notices- HUNKNOWN GIRL STEALS LIMELIGHT IN G. P. C.'s LATEST Ace Director Longe Bets On Dark Horse And Picks Winner Agotinl At his slow smile of blond satisfaction Forty-four 056 OWL instead of the anticipated cataclysm ot scathing criticism and misplaced fury, the astonished faces around him registered their complete bewilderment. What had happened to old Lange, anyway? Uneas- ily they stood, at attention, eyeing each other questioningly, and fidgeting from one foot to the other. Lange hurriedly scanned the group standing huddled to- gether, and stalked unexpectedly over to a fragile, scared-looking girl, whose phy- sique and general build, except for the extreme, wraith-like slenderness might have been molded after that of the tam- ous glarnorite who had just departed so unceremoniously. ttYouleWhat's your name?" he barked abruptly at the startled girleHdo you think you can act?" HStantoneLucia Stantoneand, I sure hope so"estarnrnering in her eagernessl as she answered both questions simult- aneously. ttAll rightewe'll see! Get into Miss La Clare's costume for this scene. Hurry, nowleas Lucia, doubting her senses, stared unbelievingly at him. When she returned a few minutes later, ttushed and excited, her resemblance to the star was even more pronounced, and Lange was hugely pleased. Rapidly he outlined the essential details of the al- ready familiar scene, explaining exactly what she was to do. HNow, Miss Stanton, we'll suppose you've just been ejected from your board- ing house because you're unable to set- tie your bilieYou have no money, no home, no jobeand are almost taint from want of food. Dazed, not realizing where youtve been wandering, you find your- self in a decidedly unsavory neighbor- hood, outside of a grimy, uninviting lunch room. In the window, there's a sign read- ing-JtGirl Wanted." Naturally, you don't relish the idea of entering such a disre- Forty-five W putable looking place, but you're just about desperateeweak, exhausted, al- most starvingeThe scent of the food cooking, such as it is, watts out through the door and proves to be irresistible. You decide to go in finallyeyour strength taiISeand you collapse where you're standing! That's your set-up, Miss Stanton, and to make it easier for you, there's real food cooking that prop kitchen to provide pro- per atmospheric incentive." Her deathly pallor the only outward sign of her trepidation, Lucia obeyed in-- structions like a veteran. Events followed their sequence as outlined by Langeethe eviction from the lodging house, the airn-- less meandering about, and finally the pause outside the makeshift lunchroom, from which there issued rnost realistically the tempting odors of steaming foodstuffs Lucia, as the heroine, paused, looked up, and noticed the sign tiGirl Wanted." In- decision, hope, tear, pitiable eagerneSSe all were apparent in her convincingly wanl thin face. Director Lange relaxed, and leaned back in his chair contentedly. It was too good to be trueI-the girl was a "natural!" Hunger overcame hesitancyeat last. Apparently mustering the last of her wan- ing strength, she stepped forward un- steadily, tattered, swayed and crumpled quietly into a pathetically small, limp heap. Lange leaped exultantly to his feet. HOK!" Cut! Extraordinary, I must say, Miss Stanton. A perfect ittakeft the first time! Come along, now, and we'll run through the balance of the script." There was no answering outburst of joy. The little extra, strangely still and motionless, lay where she had fallen. She hadn't even heard him. Lucia hadn't found it ditticult to follow directions. You see, she was really very, very hungry. C756 OWL THE OWL Published by the students of the EVENING HIGH SCHOOL OF BALTIMORE OTTO K. SCHMIED, Principal EDITORIAL STAFF Editors. ............ HAROLD S. HATTON EDWARD C. DEVVITr Associate Editor ........ CHAs, A. FECHER Feature Editor ....... FRANCES TEBBETTS Staf Typist ........ ELEANOR M. LEIDNER BUSINESS STAFF Business Manager ...... DONALD R. CRANE Stay? Assistant ..... BERNICE SCHEUERMAN 57ant Assistam ...... DORIS MAY STEVENS FACULTY ADVISORS Literary ........... ABRAHAM LESCHACK Business ............. CHARLES E. FRANK Art .................. . EUNICE SHAY NIGHT SCHOOL EDUCATION ADVANCES The announcement by Dr. A. G. Christie, director of the night courses in technology at the Iohns Hopkins Univers- ity, that the subjects offered in the evening by that institution are to be considerably augmented so as to give the students the same opportunities open to the members of the day school is indeed a cheering one. It is a more than sutticient indication of the interest taken by educational boards in those people who, due to the economic necessities of earning a living during the day, are obliged to advance their learning nocturnaiiy, and as such, it should be hailed by all those who are genuinely interested in seeing the cause of adult education continually aided and enhanced. But even more significant than this news are the accompanying facts revealed by the University as an explanation tor its decision. The number of students enrolled in the technical courses in the evening is w 765, as against only 325 in the daytime, and the new policy is demanded by the tact that the present facilities of the night school are just barely suiticient to cope with this heavy attendance. Here, as in our own Evening High School, there ga- ther several nights out of each week, a large number of persons who are willing to devote what precious spare time they have to bettering their present condition and. absorbing those things which will tend to make them finer citizens in a world afflicted at present with so many and such needless woes and troubles. Such facts as these constitute a scath- ing indictment against those people who claim that the great majority of American people are totally uninterested in im- proving their native mental equipment. in night schools all over the country, people who have just completed a day of fatigu- ing labor flock eagerly and faithfully to their classes, with undiminished enthusia asm and verve throughout the entire dura- tion of the season. So seii-evident a fact certainly eliminates any doubt as to the intellectual progressiveness and spirit of furtherance prevalent in the modern American populace. IN CONCLUSION To work complete we point with pride A worthy task, and well 'twas done- But should we throw our tools aside, Just because one goal is won. When a task is completed, we are apt to sit back and relax in the sublinleiy complacent, comfortable feeling that toi- iows the overcoming of a difficult obsta- cle. Such a feeling must surely be preva- lent in the breasts of those graduates who had the stamina to complete the six years required at the Evening High School. Nor is it unseemly or untitting if they are per haps a trifle proud of their commendable achievement. Forty-six 975a OWL But to the graduate we sayerevel in your momentary and well deserved glow of happy satisfactionebut don't put the brakes on advancement; don't put your ambition in reverse. For the instant you become content to rest on those laurels already won, you not only cease to pro gress-you begin to slide back. On the w vacciliating thoroughfare of lite, it is ini- possible to remain stationary. Brakes or no, when you hit the down slope, you keep slipping with ever increasing mo- mentum until you land in the deep rut at the bottom-anol then nothing will get you out but a powerful inspired tow truck, hitched to somebody's star! FORUM Editor, ttTHE OWL" Dear Sir: Although for the past few years I have not been a student at The Evening High School, I follow with a great deal of in- terest the activities of the school and read with pleasure for the most part the nu- merous short stories and articles as they appear in IlTI-IE OWL." However an article appearing in a re- cent issue entitled HTHE GREAT UPLIFT- ING," by Charles A. Fecher, so annoyed me that I cannot help but raise my feeble voice in defence of the poor dolts. I am a member of this great fraternity myself and I assume that because of this you will excuse all errors in spelling, gram- mar, punctuation and continuity of thought. At the end of the third paragraph, Mr. Fecher says, "But the average person when he does not scoti, simply ignores, he is content to leave the appreciation and understanding of these things to those whom he detests and mocks and perhaps secretly envies, while he himself goes on living his somnolent and meaningless ex- istence until Death mercifully drags him off the stage." It is obvious that Mr. Fecher also de- tests and mocks and only a psychologist reading between the lines could say whe- ther or not he secretly envies the average individual. Forty-seven I would like to give a brief sketch of a day in Mr. Fecher's life if we morons were not only called away during the night but took all the things created by our hands and minds tjokel with us. Mr. Fecher is awakened by the sun shining in his eyes, because the roof is gone from his house, in fact the whole damn house is gone, to say nothing of the comfortable bed with the inner-spring mattress which he had so recently pur- chased. Lacking his modern bath room with the builtein shower he refreshes hims selt by dipping his head in a nearby pool which had been formed by a recent rain. The fruits which he usually eats for breakfast are still hanging on the trees in Florida and California, but it is a long walk, so he contents himself with a few wild berries which grow in this climate. From force of habit he walks toward the spot where his garage had been be fore he realizes that it and the shining new car are gone. He walks to his down-e town office to find that the great indus- trial concern he worked for is no more. His face lights up as he realizes that he now has time to read the classics all day long. The trip to the library site avails nothing but a few original manuscripts of the lesser known authors. It is only a few blocks, I mean a cou- ple of fields, to the art gallery where it really annoys this true lover of art to see 974a OWL the priceless works of the great masters hanging from the trees and exposed to the elements. He toregoes lunch to assist some of the other members of the intelli- gentsia to arrange a crude shelter for these great treasures. By late afternoon the pangs ot hunger overtake our hero and he dreams of a juicy steak and trimmings. But the only thing to eat with the exception of wild plant and animal life is mutton which is still available because of a few aesthetic sheep herders. At eight he is one of the early arrivals at the spot where the Metropolitan is do- ing its stuff. The opera is hardly started before a shower drenches the cast and they refuse to go on. It seems they still are temperamental as hell. I could go on like this ad-intinitum to prove that the poor dolt has a raison d'etre, but it is almost time for Charley McCarthy, so I will allow lVlr. Fecher to find shelter tor the night in a nearby cave. w In a more serious vein I would like to say that I believe many people who now love and appreciate literature, art and music would know nothing about them it the seed had not been sown in the class- room. So at a time when the politicians are so eager to save money at the eX- pense of the taxpayers I certainly don't believe it wise to put ideas in their heads. Yours very truly, CARL A. WARREN PS. There is still another criticism I would like to make. I have always en- joyed reading the witty column entitled, IITHE EYES OF THE OWL." However, in the last year or so it seems to have de- generated into a number of supposedly funny remarks which one member of the stall ot the magazine says to another. When it is necessary to refer to yourselt why don't you unbend a little and drop some of those Misters? C.A.W. CLASSROOM BONERS It a brother or sister married and had a son, and the other brother married, the boy would be a son-in-law to the woman whom the second brother married. 9: i: i: The King's soldiers were standing at their posts when streams of larva came from the volcano. i: 5': i: It was a hot and paltry day when I tell sick. 3? 5? if Medical men have found that there are more dead than there were. 9: SE 1: The proof that the witches in MaCBeth were supernatural is that no one could eat what they cooked. Tennyson betrayed women very suc- cessfully. 9: 3E 39 In England tourists are able to see Gray's Effigy in a Country Church Yard. 7: 9: 5: Bacon said that where there is no love, talk is but a twinkling of symbols. 9: i: 9: HThe Complete Angler" is another name for Euclid because he wrote all about angles. 4: i: 5': Hegira was an eastern queen who in- vited the barbarians into the Empire. Forty-eight By FRANCES THE SCEENCE OF LIFE, By E. G. Wells, Julian S. Huxley. and G: 3?. Wells. Doubleday. Down 5: Co. $3.75. HThe Science Of Life" has in it the end- less tascination, the constantly renewing surprise, requisite for a book dealing with all living things. Every paragraph light; up mental bypaths crying out for leisurely and complete exploration. However lonely might be the life of the reader, this bulky volume is ample insurance against boree dom, keeps one abundantly supplied with subjects for fruitful contemplation. For, in the field of biology lilthe science of life'lt, its subject matter ranges the gae inut of human curiosity. What happens in us when we hear? What happens Ine- chanically and what happens mentally when we see, feel, smell, taste? What was the earth like in the long, long ages be- fore human eyes saw it? What weird forms of life were the ancestors of pre- sent living things? What types of creae ture died, leaving no present representa- tives on earth? What is the nature of the mental mechanisms observed in most ani- mals which we ordinarily dispose of by the unenlightening word Hinstinct?" And how does it happen that insects and many animals enter the world equipped with instincts of baffling complexity, while hu- man beings are equipped with only two Forty-nine y e 5e TEBBETTS or three, and those few of a primitive sim- plicity? What comedies and tragedies crowd worlds closed to our everyday ex- perience?ethe sea, which covers the greater part of Hour" planet, the lakes and rivers, the jungles of grass beneath our feet that are the worlds of generations of tiny living things? With an exactitude, a precision at once leisurely and concise, the triplex author conducts us upon an itinerary that includes the whole domain of human knowledge of living things; lays bare for us to scan, every tantaliz- ingly evasive clue to the inscrutable na- ture of life itself that has been pounced upon by the eagle-eyed scientific observ- er. It is a story to whet and challenge every faculty of curiosity and imagination in every reader who has felt the itch of wonder about the world in which he finds himself and the nature of its inhabitants. lt is probably sale to say that, somewhere in NThe Science of Life" he will find dis- cussed everything he has ever wondered about in connection with liteeand many things to boot that he had not thought to wonder about before. The work that has gone into the corn- pilation alone of this great work staggers the imagination. The authors have thor- oughly ransacked the hard-gained knowl- edge of every biological science for our benefit, have placed it before us with C3756 OWL w OWL REPRESENTATIVES I. F. W. Mangdns, Ir. - 100 Hassell W. Moore - - - - - - 102 Hotssel G. Moore - - - - - - 104 Charles H. Rolfe - - - - - - - 105 Azula Tectwalt - - - - - - 107 George C. Fulcher - - - - - 108 Dorothy High - - - - - - 109 Edward I. Worleik - - - - - - 110 Norrine Lyons - - - - - - - 112 Moses Iotcob Burak - - - - - - 114 Freda Ferigno - - - - - - - 119 Henry C. Lentz - - - - - - - 120 Walter M. Thomas - - - - - - 124 Doris Wolf - - - - - - - 126 Clarissa Ellinger - - - - - - - 130 Ethel Ahrendt - - - - - - - 134 Charlotte Fairies - - - - - - - 13.3 Bernard E. Garrity - - - - - - 204 Marcella Bogdcm - - - - a - - 205 Hildreth Mattern - - - - - - - 208 Anna Kendzejeskct - - . - - - 209 Evelyn Alisea - - - - - - - 210 William G. Harrison - - - - - - 211 Arthur Staber - - - - - - - 213 Clifford H. Nicteheld - - - - - - 22 Marion L. Jones - - - - - - - 22.3 V. Linwood England - - - - - - 232 Ioseph Earl Lomax - - - - - - 234 B. E. Scheuermcm - - - - - - - 235 Paul C. Jones - - - - - - - 238 Arthur Meyers - - - - - - - 302 Charles A. Fecher - - - - - - 304 Robert Cummings - - - - - - 305 Milton L. Schuller - - - - - - - 307 Joseph A. Biodek - - - - - - 308 Robert L. Seidlick - - - - - - - 309 Emil Ioseph Raymond Lovette - - - - - 310 Frederic W. Muller - - - - - - 314 Melvin Schehlein - - - - - - - 323 Lillian M. Fennelly - - - - - - 328 Charles M. Bender - - - - - - 330 Tack G. MacKcty - - - a - - 331 George M. Heinz - - - - - - - 337 Fifty Fifty-one 046 OWL admirable style and perfect lucidity. Set one book like this against a dozen published railing that appear to ignor- ance and prejudice. Set all the work of which this volume is a resumeework ot laboratory, of observation and experi- ment, of unbiased reasoning-eagainst the work other men turn their hands to, of developing more ingenious and efficient methods of slaughtering and maiming each other. Set this philosophy of un tlagging application to exploring the inn:- gle of the unknown, against the philosoa phy which holds that the highest purpose to which a human being is to aspire is to be a robot ready at the drop of a hat to dispatch fellow robots. How long can both these philosophies exist side by side? This age will bequeath both to the future. BOOKS AND THEIR AUTHORS tContinued trOrn page Thirty-sixl anols of people. But although he attains to everything which mortal ambition could desire, although power and riches and fame and the lives of men and wo- men are at his disposal, Manuel is not ever quite satisfied and is always striving toward a vague something which not even he himself can name. And this thing eludes him even in the achievement ot his latest triumph! until at the hour when he rides westward upon his white stallion at the side of Grandfather Death, though his life is regarded by all those about him as an inspiration and success, he cannot help counting himself a failure. Therein, in this endless striving toward an unnameable and unknown ideal, one finds the essential keynote of the entire Biography. It is man's eternal and hope- less quest for that something which is above and beyond our little lives which is Mr. Cabell's chief preoccupation in the W pages of all his books. Not only Manuel, but each of his descendants, labor var- iously to this end, some of them by adher- ing to the standards set up by the world about them and others by deviating from these accepted forms in a manner not always strictly honorable. But always their quest is hopeless, and they go down into oblivion still yearning blindly for their desires or else shrug their shoulders hopelessly and settle down to live in some contentment in a world where they must ever seem somewhat foreign. Of all the Cabellian heroes, only one, Nlurgen" the pawnbrcker, succeeds in attaining the ob- ject of his search, and it is here that Mr. Cabell deals one of his most masterly ironic strokes, for when Koshchei the Deathless, the supreme god of Poictesme, offers Iurgen the body of Helen of Troy, the personification of flawless beauty and charm throughout the ages, the poor pawnbroker is frightened by her very perfection and refusing her, returns home at last to his plain and shrewish wife. Mr. Cabell is not an HAmerican'l artist, any more than was Edgar Allan Poe; there is in his work nothing peculiarly native to this country or in sympathy with its ideals. But America may well be proud. of him, for he alone of our literary child- ren has produced something which de- serves to rank with the great masters of the past. When the realists and llsurreal- ists" have passed from the stage and their work is forgotten, Hlurgen" and some of his other novels will take their rightful place beside the works of Homer and Shakespeare, Cervantes and Voltaire and Goethe and will endure as tales possessed of a consummate artistry and a deep un- derstanding and tolerant sympathy of human natureethose qualities which have given immortality to all the great masterpieces which have survived the ages. Fifty-two 9746 OWL w THE DISCOVERY OF RADIUM By MARIE EHART A young Polish couple by name ot Kovalski were instrumental in bringing Marie Slodomska and Pierre Phillips Curte together in the friendship which resulted in marriage. Pierre Curie then thirty-five, had had little formal schooling. The son and grandson of doctors, most of his earl;r training was received from tutors. At the time he met Marie Slodowska, he was at the School of Physics and Chemistry at the Sorbonne His work included electri- cal and magnetic interests. Mario Slodowska, then twenty-sixl was a typical Slav. She had just received a degree in Physics from the University of 'Warsaw, and was rapidly preparing to take another degree the same year. She had suffered many hardships obtaining her education; sometimes living on mere bread and water in her little garret room; but always her great courage and force- ful character carried her on in her burn- ing scientific desires. At the age of seven- teen she became a governess so that she might have money to study. For six years she held this position and learned all that was available to her. An excerpt from one of her letters con- tained these thoughtSeHWe must believe we are gifted for some special work and then allow nothing to interfere with its accomplishment." Marie Curie was deeply engrossed in the development of X-rays and all uran- ium compounds. In fact she worked tire- lessly on developing and classifying all substances with radio activity. In 1898 she encountered radium; from that time on its development was in the hands of both Pierre and Marie Curie. They were given the use of a little shed tknown as the birthplace of radiumll where they Fitty-three carried on their experiments. Realizing the tremendous task before them, Pierre concerned himself with finding the exact qualities of radium while his wife carried the heavier and more grilling task of puri- fication of radium. This perfect blending of minds and work ended with Pierrels death in 1906. Even the very apparatus with which they worked was of their own creation. Four years of heating, stirring, and precipitating liquids were rewarded with success-pure radium. Several tons of pitch blend were consumed in produc- ing a small quantity of the precious rad- ium. In the daylight it resembled ordinary salt, but at night it glowed with phosphor- escent lights. Marie Curie worked on the principle that the world needs dreamers; people who are so absorbed with giving life to their dreams that the idea of working for profit never dims the horizon. Radium opened a new chapter in Science. New ideas as to the structure of matter were evolved. Medicine was greatly benefitted by its discovery and its future hope lies in being able to inject radio active Chemicals into the blood stream and destroy cancer. The Curies were at first hard put to ob- tain the materials necessary to their re- search, but several countries supplied their needs and twice women of the United States contributed one pound of radium to Marie Curie to further her study. She never lost faith in Science. Lec- turing and interviews tired her patience, Always her desire was to continue her experimenting. She said that Science could be used to aid good or evil but the good would always triumph. She died at the age of sixty-seven. C3756 OWL w :FEIHHMDQDIIL NEE we CROWD ATTENDS FIESTA Over two hundred students attended the Spanish Fiesta given on Wednesday evening, April 26th, by members of the Spanish class, in celebration of Latin American Day. The program was opened by the Mets- ter of Ceremonies, Mr. Andrew Fabbey. He introduced as the first number, Dr. Amparo Arcays, who responded w1m two native Chilean dances. A sketch was next presented by Miss Fox, Miss Collier, Mr. Hammond and Mr. Peterson, showing the advantages of our Latin American countries. Vocal solos were rendered in Spanish by Miss Catherine Winter and Mr. Colgqn. A trumpet solo by Mr. Bute- terbqugh and a Violin solo by Miss Armor- dcx Lilley completed the musical part of the program. The assembly closed with the entire audience singing "America." Mr. Schmied, our Principal, members of the Language and Iourndlism classes, who were invited CIS guests, enjoyed the fine program. Miss Esther Gomborov, teacher of the Spanish class, sponsored the celebration. A. W. SHAY REFLECTIONS Prize winning photograph, submitted by Mr. Leonard Williman. Fifty-four C3756 OWL w PAGIN G OUR PEDAGOGUES MR. HENRY GRIFFIN German: Room 309 The staunch door shielding the tall kindly Mr. Henry Griffin from the inquisi-e tive gaze of female passers-by was bravely stormed by two naive press re- presentatives of the OWL ttwo tor the sake of moral supporti, in their quest to determine the source of pedagogical inspiration. Obviously having been ini- tiated in the ways of the novice inter- viewer on previous occasions, Mr. Griffin obligingiy took matters into his own cap- abie hands, volunteered necessary in- formation and divined and answered questions before they were even asked. Mr. Griffin, who is originally from Mass- achusetts, having matriculated at the Holy Cross College at Worcester, took up his abode in Baltimore ten years ago. On his arrival here, he became instructor in bios logy and German at Loyola College, and is engaged in the same pursuit at pre- sent, during the day. This is his second year at the Evening High School, where he attempts to instill the rudiments of the German language to knowiedge-seeking students. But alas tor the sought-tor source of ins spiration. It seems that although he has made teaching his life's work, sincerely and thoroughly extending his efforts in its behalf, it is not the culmination of a boy- hood ambition. We quote the erudite Mr. Grittin-etwith perhaps just a shade of de tiancei-HWe-ii, I reaily wanted to tackle medicine, bute" tand here the eyebrows went up, quizzicaliyieuyou know the rest. It takes a great deal of expending iof what it takes' to study the number of years required to become an MD. And- when everyone's finances went into a sharp decline, mine just slid right along with them!" Fifty-tive However, inspired or otherwise, Mr. Henry Griffin, though lost to the medical world, is evidently a welcome addition to the scholastic one. In regard to his pre- ference between day and night-schooi teaching, Mr. Griffin remained true to the traditional loyalty of all professions, namely, Hnot to spill the proverbial beans." MR. IOHN BARKER History: Room 236 Mr. Iohn CtDoc'U Barker, history teacher extraordinary, compressed his lips firmly, and an indomitable gleam appeared in his usually twinkling eye. The cause of this impressive show of determination was a simple and respectful question, tossed gently but firmly in his general direction by the OWL'S demon interview- ers, i.e.-tiWhich do you prefer to teach, day or night school students?" Then came the impasse. In no uncertain terms, Mr. Barker let it be known that on that sub- ject he just wasn't talking. tNote: He meant it, tOOewe found that outj HDiplomacy," he countered with the grace of a statesman, "is an absolute ne- cessity in times like these." Far from squelched, the interviewers sought the reason for two desks at the front of the room instead of the customary one. Were Mr. Barker's lectures couched in double-taik? No, said the irrepressible instructor of historyethe extra desk was placed there for the use of any fair stud dent who might wish to preside over the class with him. Seeing that this sort of thing would bring an abundance of amusement but a dearth of information, the scribes switched to a more prosaic line of questioning. Where was "Doc'i born? On Maryland's Eastern Shore. Schools? Prep-schooling at 9756 OWL Tome, college Hlearning" at Western Maryland College. Ever unpredictable, Mr. Barker is yet consistent-he teaches in the daytime, too, at City College, where he has been history instructor these eigh- teen years. At night school he taught for seven years, then was out for five, and now is back happily twe hopel in the fold. Vfas that all his questioners wanted to know? Mr. Barker was informed politely that the interviewers asked the questions, he, in his inimitable lashion, supplied the answers. Welll he insinuated, he could tell more. Let it be stated in passing that there was not the slightest doubt as to the veracity of that contention. Two wiser Hreporters'l left the sanctum ot the very individual Mr. John Barker with one definite impression, to wit: There are very few, it any, dull moments in a certain history class within these noctur- nal portals. THE EYES OF THE OWL tContinued from Page 43l NAnd," said one of our teachers with a dramatic wave of his arm, chere on the wall of the cave was inscribed those words of Omar Khayyarn.e "In Xanader did Kubla Khan," etc. HBeautiful," said one of his students, Hbut didn't Coleridge write that poem?e" Was somebody's face red? 9: s: 9: Those of you who couldn't understand how Mr. Crane could be betrothed to one girll dating another and engagement ringing a third can now rest in peace. Our own Miss Eleanor Leidner is all three. The big event takes place in September. 9: 9: 5? Have you seen the very good-looking young man who waits for Miss Welzel every evening? w HILARIOUS HOMICIDE tContinued from Page 36l He explains his meditative frown light- ly, although we know that he is worried about her safety tnoble manll but will not reveal such an uncivilized emotion-that would be de trop, one feels. HIust knit- ting my brows," he says laconically. HUm edropped another stitch. I'm much better at tatting." HRerninds me," she yawns tonly a wife would yawn at this Casanova ot crimino- logists-the feminine portion of the audi- ence is quite bitter about it usuallyl Hme of knitting up the Hravell'd sleeve of care" with a bit of shut-eye, as Noel Coward or Shakespeare or somebody has it. Com- ing?" HNightcap," he murmurs significantly. HA quick one." She makes a glittering exit, with a beautiful close-up as she turns to say!" I do hope I'll see you again, darling. I've become quite accustomed to your presence, in spite of everything." Left alone, he is about to down his Hquick one," when a tall, dapper, distin- guished male, obviously man-about-town and bon vivant, enters gracefully. In his well-rnanicured hand there is held with the essence of simple dignity a gleaming revolver. HEvening, Van," drawls the elegant newcomer. Ah-so our hero's name 18 Van? Our first deduction to date. HYou will overlook the informality, my dear fellow?" Our hero raises a protesting eyebrow. HCome, old man, don't give it a thought, I beg of you." tThe intruder indicates that he won't, which relieves the audience no endl "A bit precipitate of you, but then your impetuosity is to your intimates one of your greatest charms, don't you know. loin me in a nightcap?" t'l'his snatch of repartee should demonstrate just how delightful this sort of thing becomesj Fifty-six Q46 OWL llThonks, nor Oh, olives! Mind-l' HDo help yourself." tThis is our hero ogoin, in cotse you've torgottenj Hl soy, then ycu are the, oh, yes." This always makes sense to the audience. We know ihort Nmurdurer" is too melodramatic and unpleasant Ct word to be mouthed by Sherlock's successor. uSo l have forced you to show your hand, old boy?" HQuite. But remember, my dear Von, I hold the ace," waving the lethol weapon. HAnd I get the jock-pot.,' "And CI little Bingo on the side," says our hero in that killing way of his. NBut why am I laughing? Silly of me." This is all getting pretty jolly; by this time the spectator should be convulsed. HWell, old son," consoles our amiable Visitor. HYou won't be laughing much longer, I dare say. Umebest olives I've ever tasted. TWhere'd you get 'em?', lll-lenryisfl obliges O. H. HBy the way, you mode quite or good thing of poor old Frank, eh? Power of attorney, and all that. Not bod."' He waxes still more lightly con- versational, llYou know, though, Harvey, it was just Ct bit thoughtless, o toux pas, as it were, for you to kill all the other heirs. They were the only other suspects. And you looked so unlike a murderer. That's what really convinced me. But I'm neglecting my nightcop." He raises his gloss, slipping his other hand inconspicu- ously into his pocket, as his wife appears sleepily in the doorway, behind the noc- turnal guest. Seeing the gun, she regise ters glamorous surprise, and snaps the light switch. In the sudden blackness there is on immediate crash of glass, tol- lowed by several shots, and the thud of CI hectvy body colliding with the floor. tThis is the funniest bit yeti llMy angel," says our hero's still jounty voice from the darkness. A bit of illumine otion would be in order, what?" The light discloses Harvey's body, in a widening Fifty-seven w pool of blood. Our detective examines him casually. HExtrotordinorily good shot in the dork. Right through the heart. A good thing it happened here, darling- this would have ruined our rugs." His wife's inquisitive eyes are affixed to o red stain morring his gleaming shirt- tront. She is stricken. HVon, don't look now, but-" He smiles charmingly. HMy night cop, sweet," he reassures her, HWCIS tomato juice. Sweet of you to worry, though." With this she slides limply to the floor in Ct bonotide taint. He turns to get some ice-wozter ornd sees c1 hole in the wall di- rectly behind him. HPhew," he manages, his eyes popping. Making cm effort to rally, he clutches at on olive futilely, and collapses humorously on the linoleum, as HThe End" flashes on the screen, and none too soon at that, for our temporar- ily unconscious friends are practically the only characters left in the cost, and they must be US immune from harm as any ingenue and juvenile of the dormant melodrama. No, it wouldn't do at all for their light, frothy souls to be so rudely launched into eternity. Or don't you think so? DEFINITIONS Cure for toothache: Toke ct mouthful of cold water and sit on the stove till it boils. i: 'k i! Respiration is or handy thing to know how to do, especially if you live for from o doctor. 9: 9: 9: King Alfred conquered the Domes. $- 9: 4: Celo VCI sons dire: lt walks without talking. it it i? Stonte litorct puppes: There stands a litter of puppies. 956 OWL Optimism is the madness of maintaina ing that everything is right when it is wrong. Voltaire. 9: i: i: A poet can survive everything but Ct misprint. Oscar Wilde. i: 5': "k We always like those who admire us; we do not always like those whom we admire. Rouchefoucctld. Jr 4: 3E The peculiarity of prudery is to multiply sentinels, in proportion as the fortress is less threatened. Hugo. "k 9: i: There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. Oscar Wilde. i: 9: i: The number of those who undergo the fatigue of thinking for themselves is very small indeed. Sheridan. The oviotion instructor, having deliv- ered o lecture on parachute work, con- cluded: llAnd it it doesn't openewell, gen- tlemen, that's what's known as Jumping to ct conclusion'." w WIT AND WISDOM Study without thought is vain,- thought without study is perilous. Confucius. s: 4: 9: Property covereth c1 multitude of woes. Menander. 3? 5E 39 Every marriage brings trouble to at least one mom, and it is not always the bride-groom. Cabell. 9: Jr 9: Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent momy for appointment by the corrupt few. Shaw. 9: 1: s: The chains of wedlock are so extremely heavy thott it takes two to carry them- sometimes three. Dumas. s: 'k 1: The history of CI soldier's wound be- guiles the pain of it. Sterne. i: 4: 1c Cleverness in women is o virtue mis- placed. Cabell. The chief objection to the school of eX- perience, says c1 writer, is that you never finish the post-groduote courses. When you graduate from that school, brother, your diploma is a tombstone. Fifty-eight You can lead a horse to water, But you can't make him drink; You can send a man to Congress, But you can't make him think. i: 9: 1r Vocalist: "Tm going away to study sing- ingX' Friend: HGood! How far away?" 96 9: "k Pausanius: "I hear that Nero was tor- turing the Christians again last week." Demeter: tiSome one ought to take that fiddle away from him." i: i: 9: Teacher: "Did your father help you with this problem?! Willie: HNo, I got it wrong myself." 5! i: i: A soldier went to his colonel and asked for leave to go home and help his wife with the spring housecleaning. "I don't like to refuse you, said the colonel, Hbut I've just received a letter from your wife saying that you are of no use around the house." The soldier saluted and turned to go. At the door he stopped: tiCoIonei, there are two persons in this regiment who handle the truth loosely, and I'm one of them. I'm not married." Fifty-nine The class had been instructed to write an essay on winter. One child's attempt read as follows: HIn winter it is very cold. Many old people die in winter, and many birds also go to a warmer climate." it 9: 3? Judge: uIt seems to me that Ihave seen you before. Prisoner: HYou have, your Honor; I gave your daughter singing lessons." Iudge: HThirty years!" i: :k i: Gushing Young Thing: Tilt was wonderu tul of you to drop 10,000 feet in a para- chute. Do tell me your sensation." Bored Aviator: TiOh-er-it was just a kind of sinking feeling." 5? 9: 5? A man who was motoring along a coun- try road offered a stranger a lift. The stranger accepted. Shortly afterward the motorist noticed that his watch was miss- ing. Whipping out a revolver which he hap- pened to be carrying, he dug it into the other man's ribs and exclaimed: "Hand over that watch!" The stranger meekiy complied before allowing himself to be booted out of the car. When the motorist returned home he was greeted by his wife. HHow did you get on without your watch?" she asked, HI suppose you know you left it on your dressing table?" 9756 OWL USO you think you would be a suitable valet for me," said the old man to the applicant. "I must remind you that I'm pretty much of a wreck. I have a glass eye, a cork leg, an artificial arm that needs looking after, not to mention a wig and false teeth." "That would be all right, sir," respond- ed the other. llI've had plenty of practice. You see, I once worked in the assembly- room of a big motor concern." 5! "k i: Housewife: "I don't like the looks of that codfish." Storekeeper: "Well, it you want looks, why don't you buy a goldfish?" i: 'k i: Second-hand car salesman Ion maI groundl: "This car is sound in every part." Prospective buyer: HSo I hear." "k i: i: llI-low soon shall I know anything after I come out of the anesthetic?" HWell, that's expecting a lot from an anesthetic." i: 1: it The attorney shook his head. NMy dear man," he said, llthere are hundreds of ways of making money, but only one that's honest." The banker looked puzzled llWhat's that?" he asked. ","Ah smiled the other, HI thought you wouldn't know." i: i: 3? Landlady; "A professor formerly occup- ied this room, sir. He invented an explo- sive." New Boomer: HAh, I suppose those spots on the ceiling are the explosive." Landlady: llNo, they're the professor. w Witness tin English courtl: nThe shock caused my wife to go off into asterisks." "k "k 9: Mother Itelling story of Sleeping Beau- tyl: HSo the maid did not dust, the coach- man did not take out his carriage, the cook did not make the bed, everything was at a standstill? Willie laged 4y; HI know, Mom, a gen- eral strike." it 1: i: A well-known attorney was always lec- turing his office boy, whether he needed it or not. One day he chanced to hear the following conversation between the boy and the one employed next door? HHow much does your chief pay you?" asked the latter. "I get $1500 a year. Five dollars a week in cash, and the rest in legal advice!" i: i: 9: The difference between air and water is that air can be made wetter, but water cannot. i: 9: 5? There are many heroes in ancient in- iquity. 5? SE 9: It a person marries and has a father who has a child, this child is niece to the husband. it i: 1: Georgia was founded by people who had been executed. 9: 5! 9: To prevent head colds use an agonizer to spray nose until it drops into your throat. , Sixty C3746 OWL W UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE All! Classes Are For ATM And H70711011 Approved by the Maryland State Board of Education Recognized by the State Law and Accountancy eCRAQ Examiners SCHOOL OF LAW EVENING CLASSES hSessions Begin Thursday. 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OR "CERTIFICATE" LOW TFJTIONWe CONVENIENT TERMS Sessions Begin Wchncsday, September 27. 1939 Registrations are Now Being Accepted OFFICE HOLTRSeme 9 A.Rl. to 9 PM. Monday to Friday :me 9 AM. to 3 PM. Saturday Send for a Catalogue and the Vocational Guide UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE 847 North Howard Street Telephone Vernon 6095 Sixty-two THE ARUNDEL CORPORATION BALTIMORE. MD. Dredging - Construction - Engineering AND Distributors of Sand - Gravel - Stone AND Commercial Slag PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FOR YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN Strayer College of Accounting Mt. Vernon School of Law Executive Positions 4 years-B night Ci week, providing CI thorough course with less physical 1 Preparing for the CPA. and Preparing for the Bar and Business: Ddy-Z years, Diploma J Night 3 years, Diploma strain and at a smaller financial cost. For Catalog write. call or phone Plaza 5626 M. A. CLEMENS, M.A., Litt. 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