Fulton School - Fulton Yearbook (Toledo, OH)

 - Class of 1922

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575 I-"I-ll-'PSN 253 faithful service, we entered the last regiment, the t'Advanced Seventh" with Captain Oechsler for our valiant leader! Now it is a fact long suspected, that "all teachers have eyes in the back of their heads," but Captain Oechsler proved this, on the day when she was washing the blackboard, and it was all wet and shiny, and she told a boy be- hind her to "sit down and behave." without ever looking around at all, so of course she has eyes in the back of her head, and knowing this. we just had to behave every minute and l'in sure she will tell you we always did! This year has been filled with pleasure, for though we had to travel faster to finish the work assigned to us, our teacher was always sympathetic and made the work interesting. XVe have become more like a family than a class, in fact a stranger hearing some of our Usquabblesy' would be sure that we were a regular family! And our teacher has been more like a mother than a paid instructor. Didn't she take l1e1' own mirror from her closet, because we couldn 't all get in there at once, and place it in the cloak-room so the whole class could 'tprimp?" Those who didn't possess combs used rulers to smooth their hair. And didn't she put the 'tsensen in "censor" when we had our two class newspapers, the 'tBrite-lite" and "Y-Da-wake," so that we learned many interesting family secrets about each other in those "personal" columns? And couldn't she make the laziest of us sit up straight, not by using the ruler on us, but by just putting it down our backs? Our time was not all spent in hard work, we enjoyed many dramatizations, Hlld our Minstrel Show made quite a hit with the audience, "there was scarcely a thing they didn 't l1it us with." But the greatest social event was the Grand Military Ball, given by all the Eighth Regiments, of whom we were members. This is an annual event in honor of the Fulton soldiers who have advanced to a higher army in High School. At this ball, our company presented a highly classical drama, entitled, 'tMadame Princeton's Beauty Parlors," and our dramatic ability was so great that we had to dodge the theatrical managers for weeks, to keep from being forced to become Broadway stars, but we preferred to finish our term of enlistment. Ill regard to the personal qualities of the class, I will say that they are, perhaps, rather "extreme" and very "particular," for instance-Betty Idoine and Lillian Knorr are extremely bright, and particularly lucky at never being caught out of order. Helene and Maxine Cosgray are extremely alike and they particularly like the same young man. VVilliam Mcllwaine and Murray Friedman are extremely fond of discussing the Civil VVar, and particularly, when it won't bother the teacher, which is when she out of the room. Waltei' Linsell and Lillian Laycock are extremely fond of their pretty dimples. NValter has three particularly good ones and Lillian has two good ones, and a particularly fine one she made herself by falling against the radiator. Virginia McCreery is extremely stylish and particularly fond of going to the dentist's during school hours. How she must hate school, to prefer the dentist's! Eleven

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575' I r'l.ll."r':N gig called Miss f'Marker"-because she marked the stars on our test papers,-but I secretly felt that Miss "Starrer" would have been a more appropriate name. After a year here we were advanced to the Third Regiment, and continued our interesting and instructive training under another fine captain. It was while in this Third Regiment that I recall the tricks of Maxine and Helene Cosgray, our "mascot.te twins," who frequently changed seats and answered to each other's names to the bewilderment of the teacher, and the pleasure of the pupils. - The next year, when we reached the Fourth Regiment, we felt quite grown up and "soldierly." Serious things began to happen, such as "love affairs," mostly with whomever sat near you, or wore the prettiest clothes. One sus- ceptible member of this class divided his attentions equally among the girls, giving each a share of his affections. lVhen it came my turn, he showed his feelings by offering me pencils, candy or pennies, and by dropping them down the back of my neck, if I refused to accept them. His last offer was a book of Thrift Stamps, and when I "spurned" this, he turned his attentions to the next girl, and I have always wondered who finally did get that book of Thrift Stamps. Near the end of this year certain mothers received notices to appear before the commander-in-chief for council! They came with fear and trembling, wondering what crime their children had committed and whether they were to be "court-martialed' and shot at sunrise! But, oh! the "grand and glorious feelin," when these particular mothers learned that because of efficient performance of duty, their children's term of enlistment was to be shortened one year, in other words, the twenty-seven members of this present class were to form a "picked companyy' of their own and learn to work and think in 'fdouble quick" time, So, in September, 1919, under the efficient leadership of Captain Weyburne. our company assembled, being called the 'tAdvanced Fifth." Here we received our first uniforms, consisting of bathrobes with hoods, woolly shoes and wristlets, for we had to get used to the cold air which circu- lated through the "barracks" all the time. Also we were given "chow" in the shape of cocoa, if cocoa has any particular shape! This year we started manual, made interesting Japanese books and wrote prize essays on f'Roosevelt" and the "Advantages of Being in the Army." The year flew by and we were ready for the next regiment, the "Advanced Sixth," under Captain Yeslin. This. also, was a wonderful year, and we en- joyed our many dramatizations, and our nature study, followed by a fine bird play, in which we each impersonated in costume, "some little birdf' Each day we were becoming more versed in the "tactics of peaceable warfare" and soon we had our first real "skirmish" with the "enemy." It was called the "Battle of the Verbs," and we were greatly victorious! YVe fought many battles of this kind with different adversaries, and always de- feated them, until finally there came a day-but why recall ancient history? lVhy mention what brings blushes to the cheeks and tears to the eyes? Suffice to say, "VVe met the enemy and We Were theirsll' However, our foe was most generous, and healed our wounded pride with gifts of "lolly pops" and other ' ' sweeties, " And now, We come to the real history of this class. After six years of Ten

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575 l"l.ll..'1'ZN 253 Norman Levey is extremely popular with the ladies and they are particularly popular with him. XVhen he recites he looks at the ceiling and "thinks" UD and when he is not reciting he looks at the girls and "winks," Madeline Levi is extremely plump and round, but as she is also particu- larly sweet, we like to have her 'round, especially as she is the class "baby" in yea1's. Louise Koss is extremely angelic and particularly fond of history. She differs from the rest of us, because it makes her ill to miss a test. and it makes the rest of us ill to take one. Lawrence Hill is extremely fond of HH cocoa, always asking for a second cup, and he particularly dislikes unnecessary exercise when it's hot weather- or cold weather-or any kind of weather! Elizabeth Dougherty is extremely fond of trying to make us believe she is a Hman-hater," but she is particularly embarrassed and blushes when we catch her "napping," for she always gets in about H40 winks" at. some boy during the day. Mary Hartman is extremely bright and healthy, and a particularly good candy maker, so young men with "sweet teeth," take notice. Jane Trost is extremely neat and particularly fond of making the girls jealous by wea1'ing a different dress nearly every day. Mable Kirkbride is extremely fond of fudge, and that is what makes her so particularly sweet. Nancy Morrison is extremely fond of talking aloud and 11ot particularly afraid that Miss Oechsler will keep her promise and "tie her mouth shut." Martha Tom is extremely clever at writing personal verses and stories and particularly fond of making funny faces and "monkey-shines." Rebecca Lane has extremely blond curls, which makes her extremely popu- lar with the boys, but she is particularly fond of whispering and sitting on her seat t.urned up, which doesn't make her particularly popular with the teacher. Miriam Peters is extremely fond of doing fancy dancing and particularly anxious to finish school and become a movie star, as all the movie managers are begging her to. ., Mildred Schwyn has extremely red cheeks, evenifor these 'tpaint-up" days but they must be natural for they get particularly red when she recites. Mason Holt is extremely fond of a particular sweater, and particularly fond of twisting the extreme end of it while reciting. Franklyn Quale is extremely good-looking and particularly fond of the ladies, and his nice, shiny, smooth hair. Franklin Clark is extremely pleased to get a Hdouble A" whether he de- serves it or not, for he particularly likes to show his sister he can. Joseph Friend is extremely fond of making "spit-balls" and particularly anxious to Iinish the thousand Captain Oechsler ordered him to make. And last and least, myself-but I am so "extremely particular" that I don't want to tell you how particularly extreme I am. So, with the history of the first advanced class of Fulton School. As the time draws near when we are to receive our "honorable discharge," I know we shall all regret leaving dear old Fulton, our commander-in-chief and our good Twelve 6

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