Piqua Central High School - Piquonian Yearbook (Piqua, OH)
- Class of 1915
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Text from Pages 1 - 76 of the 1915 volume:
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Chester W. f"l'll have you know I am a perfect lady."
GeOl'ge C.--"'l'his metal was presented to me, myself as a slight token of myself esteem."
Henry W. f "I hate to lmlow my own horn hy ye gods I am good looking."
Mr. Pattonfs "When the hook and I differ, the hook is wrong."
William SCIIOQI1 f--"Men may come and men may go, hut I go on forever."
Charles Jr-"I used to he a good boy, but look at me now ."
IX gift commemorating some unusual event should he of
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Myrl M. f"Oh! for .lohuny."
Charles Ff-"Yo goals! she is going to will on nu
Alfred The good Counselor.
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C. E. BARKER 81
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312 N. Main St., Piqua
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Tennis Il Base Ball
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The Important Question is "WHAT CAN YOU DO?"
Let Us Teach You to DO.
A BUSINESS EDUCATION PAYS
IDEAL BUSINESS SCHOGL
Entire Third Floor Piqua National Bank.
Call for Information C. V. LINDLEY, Prin,
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THIS NUMBER 2
is afectionalely '
dedicated to E2
E Miss Carrie Upton S
Teacher of Latin :
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able of Contents
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Dedication e..,.A,e...A, ,ee,e,e,e,
Board of Education, ,,
Senior Class ,,,,o, ,o , . ,,,,,
Commencement Program oooo,oc,
Class History .l.sls.s...,.Ywo,.,,,o
Class Prophecy ...,.,o.
Music Appreciation oo,,oo..
Orchestra, .,.,..... .l,o,....,,. .
German Glee Club ....,.,,
High School Song ....o,
Boys' Octette ,,..,,,,,,.
Manual Training ..oo,i,o
Domestic Science .,.7,,,.
Girls' Basket Ball ..oii
Foot Ball ,,..,,,,,, , 7,
Basket Ball o,o..,w,,,,,..,
Base Ball Yi,.,,.,,..i,oo..soio
Jean's Predicament ..,o,,li
Tom Makes Good 7o,o. . ,
Last Will and Testament
Poole's Index i o
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GEORQQIQ C. lJllC'l'Rll'II,
Superilllvlltlvlll ol' Sclluuls
Board of Education
lflmmlc I'. BRn'1'l1lcRToN, Pres. GIQURKBIC I,lC'l"I'MliR, Cie
Board of Education
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mums W,xsmxu xY.Xl.'l'lER Al.lf:x.xM 1 la
D. R. ELLABARGER, Principal
Miss LUCY PATTERSON, Miss MARY MCKINNEV
C'1,.xu,-x Sl-emu IQIICFICR, Miss Luis H. BARRlxcz'roN,
f1Cl'Ill1ll1 Scicxmcc uml Physical Cultura:
H. B. HIENSLIER, MI2RI,IN IJITML-gk
Scicncc Scicncc and Physical Culture
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Miss HELEN COOPER, W. H. SQUIRE,
Domestic Science Commercial
Miss MARY SIMON, Mas. MINNA MCCLAY
H. O. FERGUSON, R. B. P.x'r'rux,
XV. R. B.m,Icv, R- M- FR-NNW
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Senior Class I 91 5
CLASS FLOWER-Killarney Rose.
E CLASS MOTTO-"Quanti est saperef' 2
2 CLASS COLORSEBIUC and Gold. E
E OFFICERS Q 2
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2 PRESIDENT ........,,S,S, SSS.,..S...S.,SS..SS I ,..WILLIAM HIRT I 5
2 VICE PRESIDENT ...,,. S..,S,. C HARLES FRENCH E
2 SECRETARY ,,..SSS.,S. .VSS... M ARIE GUENTHNER E
2 TREASURER ...,.,. .,..., H ENRY WALLBRUNN 2
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14 THE PIQUONIAN
ELMA MARIE ALEXANDER, 'LAlec."
Basket ball, CISJ.
" Silence gives consent' '
STELLA GRACE ALEXANDER, "Alec"
German Glec Club C'13j.
"Heyday, what a sweep Qf vanity comes this way."
GEORGE ROBERT CAMERON, "Yom," "Duc," Professor."
Base ball C131 Glee Club C112 C131 Q1-lj. Dranratic
Club C131 Subscription Manager Piquoman C'15J. bub-
scription Manager Annual.
" I 'll not budge an 'im-h."
FLORENCE FREDA CRON, "Peggie."
Basket ball C'15j. German Glee Club C125 C131
" The wildest manners and the gentlest heart."
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Fl.ORENCli IXJIVISE liI.l,ERMANN, "Flo,"
Art Editor Q'13J. Art Editor Girls' Number t'15J. As-
sistant Art Editor Annual. President Art Club C'l3j.
Glee Club CISD. Dramatic Club C'13D. Basket ball C'l5j.
"Art is power."
GEORGIQ USBORN FOSTER, "Gt-rmany."
Business Manager Piquonian t'l5j. Business Manager
Annual. Dramatic Club t'13j. Glee Club t'l1j CISD 'I-U.
"Aly d'll!'!lfS.! my fI1u'als.' U my l1Il!'lIfS.,u
CHARLICS NELSON FRENCH, "Frenehy."
Fool ball t'l3j. Base ball C131 C141 Captain Basket
ball t'l5j. Clee Club Clll C131 C14-D. Dramatic Club
t'13j. Oetette CISJ. Viee President Senior Class.
"Greater mm than I have lived, but I dmft believe if. "
" JULIUS HERMAN FRITSCH, "l'ap."
N ball C'15j. Treasurer Annual. Basket ball t'15J.
" Thou who has!
The fatal gift of boa111'y."
Foot ball Q'l3j. Base ball C135 t'l-U CISJ. Captain base
DOROTHY Mt'I.AIN GANO, "Do."
Basket ball CISJ. Associate Editor Piquonian C'15D. Busi-
ness Manager Girls' Number C151 Glee Club CISJ.
U ncertain, coy aml harcl to please."
ELIZABETH CATHERINE HARKRADER, "Betty."
German Glee Club C121 Q'13J C143 C'15D. Dramatic Club
MARGARET FROST, "Peggy,"
German Glee Club Q'13D.
"Amid sqft variety, I'm lost."
Voman in thy hour of ease,
MARIE CHARLOTTE GUENTHNER, "Gent," "Tess."
Basket ball C'15J. German Glee Club C'13j C'14j CISJ.
President of German Glee Club CISD. Dramatic Club C131
Q'15l. Secretary of Senior Class. Art Club C1-D. Assistant
Business Manager Girls' Number C'15j.
"Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set."
.1 lIllll.1,!'Il modest, sweet and fair."
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HELEN DOROTHY HETHERINGTON, "Heed."
Subscription Manager Girls' Number C155. Associate
"Her very frowns are fairer far.
,, . . ..
lhan smzles rj' other maidens are.
WILLIAM JULIUS HIRT, "VVee," "BilI."
Base ball C135 C145 C155. Basket ball C155. Glee Club
C145. Editor in Chief Piquonian C155. Editor in Chief
Annual. President of Senior Class. President Athletic
"II e rushed into the jield, and foremost fighting, fell."
FREDERICK WILLIAM HOLMES, "Freddie"
Foot ball C125 C135. Basket ball CIS5. Base ball C135
C145 C155. Glee Club C115 C125 C135. Octette
Athletic Editor Piquonian C155 Athletic Editor Annual.
"For every man meets his Waterloo at last."
MARGARET A. HUNTER, "Peg."
Orchestra C125. German Glee Club C135. Dramatic Club
"From whose eyelids also as they gazed, dropped love."
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CHARLES BENJAMIN JAMISON, "jamie"
Foot ball C13j C14j. Associate Editor Piquonian Cl-lj.
Associate Editor Annual. Glee Club CID. Dramatic
"A lion among ladies is a most dreadful thing."
MABEI, THERESA KAHN, "Mab".
Exchange Editor Piquonian Cl5j. Editor in Chief Girls'
Number C15j. Reporter for Piquonian C13D. Alumni
Editor Annual. Basket ball CISD.
"Be gone dull care! I pay thee begone from me,
liegonezdull care, for you and I shall never agree. "
GARRET ARTHUR KIRBY.
Base ball manager C15j.
"'Turas good advice and meani,
My son be good."
HELEN MARGU ERITE KOPF.
German Glee Club CIZJ C135 C141 CISJ. Art Club C131
"Happy am I, from care l'm free!
Why aren'I they all contented like me."
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HAZEI. KUHNLE, " Haze"
Basket ball Q' 15 D .
"Speech is greatg but silence is greater."
CLARA HELEN LOBENSTEINER.
German Glee Club C'15j. Glee Club l'l5j.
"Always working never shirkingf'
MARGARET LEONARD, "Margy."
German Glee Club C'15j. Glee Club CISJ.
"How her fingers went when they moved by note
Through measures flue, as she marched them o'er
The yielding plank of the ivory floor."
RUTH IRENE MAIER, "Renny."
Basket ball C'15D. German Glee Club C'12j C'13j C'14j CISD.
Vice President German Glee Club Q'14J. Dramatic Club
C'13j. Glee Club CISD.
" W it now and then, struck smartly, shows a spark."
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EDITH KATHERINE MAY.
"As pure as a pearl
And as perfectg a noble and innorent girl
JOSEPH PERRYMAN MCCURDY, "Pete," "joe,"
Glee Club C133 C14J. Octette C15j. Orchestra C12J C145
CISJ. Assistant Business Manager Piquonian C14j. As-
sistant Business Manager Annual.
"I have gained my experience."
CORA VIVIAN MCDOWELL, "Peggie."
Glee Club CISJ.
"And her modest graceful air
Shows her wwe as she zs faux"
MYRL MCDOWELL, "Myrlie."
Glee Club, C15j. Captain Basket ball C15D.
"How many saucy airs we meet."
HANNAH MYRTLE MORTON, "Mortie."
"I love lrarzqzlil solitzule and suclz soriety
As is quiet, zrise and good."
MARIE DOROTHY PRICE, "Rec," "Pricie."
" Wise fo resolve and palirfnf Io perform. "
ALFRED PIERCE RECK, "Hopeless," "Reckie."
Foot ball Q'13j. Foot ball manager C14D. Bass: bull CISJ
Editor Pi uonian CIZD C'1Sj Art Editor Annual
CISQ. Art - q .
Glcc Club C'13J C1-45. Dramatic Club Q'14J.
"ln fools' paradise he drank delifghtf'
CHARLES FORREST REED.
Base ball Q'13j C141 CISJ. Glce Club C141
"A man that blushes is not quite a brute."
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EDITH KATHERINE SCHEMMEL, "Ede."
Glee Club CISQ. Dramatic Club C13D. Orclwslru C153
Basket ball CISD. German Glee Club C121 CISJ.
"E.1'press1'o11 is action: beaufy is repose."
WILLIAM JOSEPH SCHOEN, "Wee," "Shavings."
Football CIZD C131 Cl4j. Basket ball CISJ. Clee Club C141
"I1om'st labor bears a lovely face."
MARVIN ELLSWORTH SNYDER, "Legs"
Glee Club C14j. Octette CISD.
"A penny for your thought."
CHARLOTTE CATHERINE STROHMEIER, "Shalot".
German Glce Club C12j C13D C141 C15l. Basket ball CISQ.
Dramatic Club C13D C15j.
" Youfh 1-omes but once in a life time."
DOROTHY LUCILLE TYSON, "Dot,"
"Bid me disr-our.w'. ana' I will enchant thine ear."
FORREST JOHNSON WILSON, "Skinny."
Foot' ball C'13J C1-11. Base
"Honor lies in honest toil."
HENRY JACOB WALLBRUNN, 'lFat," 'lHcine."
Foot ball C'14j. Treasurer Senior Class.
"Ambition is no !"IlT6 for lore."
CHESTER MCKINLEY WOLCOTT, "Red," "Socks"
Base ball CISD.
" The height of honor and dignity."
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Friday June 4th 7:30 P. M.-Open Lesson High School Girls Physical Culture Class
Saturday, June Sth 2:00 P. M.-Field Day Elementary Schools.
Sunday, June 6th 8:00 P. M.-Annual Sermon Rev. J. R. Neale.
Monday, june 7th 4:00 P. M.-Base Ball Game Faculty vs. Seniors.
Tuesday, June 8th 8:00 P. M.-Music Festival and Eighth Grade Promotion Exercises
Wednesday, june 9th 8:00 P. M.-Class Play. "In the Vanguard."
Thursday, june 10th 8:00 P. M.-Graduation Exercises. Address by Hon. R. B. Cole.
Friday, june 11th 8:00 P. M.-Alumni Reception.
Monday, June 14th 12:00 M. -junior-Senior Picnic.
The Great Peace Drama
"IN THE VANGUARD"
by Mrs. Katrina Trask.
Incidental music by H. O. Ferguson.
Under the direction of Miss Mary McKinney and Miss Carrie Upton.
Costume Directors-Miss Mary Simon, Mrs. Clara Kiefer.
Introduction to Play ....................................................,........................... Mabel Kahn
Cast of Characters.
Philip ........,.........................................,........................,................ ...,..... C harles French
jack, Philip's chum ..............,.................................. .............. G eorge Foster
Mr. Greart, the great man of the village ...,.,... ......... G eorge Cameron
Mr. Gordon, Philip's father ................................... ............. F orrest Reed
The Rector .............................. ....... C harles Jamison
The Dying Enemy ............. ......... F red Holmes
The General ............................... .............. A lfred Reck
Elsa, Philip's sweetheart ......,...,.,. .............. M yrl McDowell
Mrs. Gordon, Philip's mother .,........ ........ F lorence Ellermann
The Rector's Daughter ..,,.,,.,,..,.. . ..,..... Marie Guenthner
Minnie .................,.....,......,.., .,,....,,...,........,...,,. ,....,...... H e len Hetherington
Molly ,....,......,..,.,,...,,..,..,....,, .,,.,, ,.,,,,.,,,....,,,.,,,- ,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,...,,, ,,.,,,,.c...,, ,,...... C h a r l otte Strohmeier
Stella Alexander, Marie Alexander, Helen Kopf, Cora McDowell, Edith Schemmel, Ruth
Maier, Edith May, Margaret Frost, Freda Cron, Hannah Morton, Dorothea Gano, Mabel Kahn,
Elizabeth Harkrader, Marie Price, Clara Lobensteiner, Dorothy Tyson, Margaret Hunter,
George Foster, William Hirt, Joseph McCurdy, Marvin Snyder, Fred Holmes, Forrest
Wilson, Chester Wolcott.
William Schoen, Henry Wallbrunn, Garret Kirby, Herman Fritsch.
Music by High School Orchestra.
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The Class of 1915
CA Historical Play in Four Actsj
Dramatis Personae-Class of 1915.
Scene I-The Old High School Building-Sept. 1911-Eighty-seven ignorant little Fresh-
men wander into the halls of P. H. S. At first they are at a loss to know what to do but are finally
seated in Miss McKinney's room. They are then confronted by the schedule and are told to
make out their programs. "Horrors! What does that mean?" is the universal cry, but after
many questions they are able to arrange all their classes without any conflicts.
Scene II-jan. 5. 1912-A cold day. The pupils appear in sweaters and gloves: the teachers
shiver at their desks: school is finally dismissed until the building gets warmer.
Scene III-january 31-Excitement: speeches in assembly: great rejoicing and clapping
of hands greet the announcement that a bond issue has been voted and P. H. S. is to have a new
Scene IV-June-Final Examination-Fifty Freshmen are excused from the examination
in Algebra! Unheard of! It is soon discovered that this is the result of lathes set up in the
manual training department: they shook the building so much that the brains of the Freshmen
were thoroughly loosened.
Scene I-New Halls-Sept. 1912-The Sophomore Class, somewhat diminished in numbers
in the year since they entered, are exploring the new quarters: they find the halls dark, and seem
to be greatly disturbed by the noise of trains and of traffic on the street.
Scene II-April 7 1913-First day of school after the great 1913 Flood: everybody talking
at once: Sophomores rejoice that they are all alive and able to be back in school: George Foster
and Cora McDowell tell of their experiences in the Hood.
Scene l-New Halls-Dec. 19, 1913-Everybody getting ready for the operetta, "Princess
Chrysanthemumf' Fred Holmes admires himself as Emperor: George Cameron speaks in deep
ghostly tones: several other juniors prepare to take prominent parts.
Scene II-May 1914-Juniors have an exciting meeting: plan to entertain the Seniors:
decide to give a reception at New Halls: everybody is appointed on some committee.
Scene I-New High School Building-Sept. 1914-Forty-two would-be Seniors much in
evidence in the halls: everybody elated because "191'5" will be the first class to graduate from
Scene II-March 4, 1915-Senior class organized: speeches by Mr. Dietrich and Mr.
Ellabarger: election of officers: William Hirt is made president: Charles French, vice president:
Marie Guenthner, secretary.
Scene IV-June 10-Commmencement Night-Seniors having ended their labors on
Class Night by giving a play, "The Vanguard," now have nothing to do except to listen and
be admired: grand tableau-diplomas.
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Seen At The Movies
AVING diligently applied myself to my work for several years, I decided, one evening,
to go to a radio-film performance, the radio-film being analogous to the motion pictures
of a few years previous. I purchased a good seat and got into the theatre just as the
A few advertising slides of course were first thrown on the screen. I was not much interested
in these until I saw the name "George Cameron" written on one in bold letters, above whose
name was written the word, "Vote for," and beneath,-"the best man for senator and the
representative of the people." This was indeed news to me,-not the fact that he was the best
man,-but that he was running for a seat in the Senate. After this a slide was flashed across
the screen on which was the announcement that " Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Snyder will begin their
correspondence class in the modern dances tomorrow." I was rather shocked to think that
pious "Shorty"would ever become an exponent of the dance. Beneath these words were the
pictures of Mr. and Mrs. Snyder and in that of Mrs. Snyder I easily recognized the former Dorothy
After an interval another picture aroused my attention. It read, " Deposit your money in
the Farmers and Merchants' Bank. We will keep it for you. George Foster, President." This
was only a natural result of George's business training received while on the staff of the Piquonian
and I think it is quite a credit to George that the people entrust their money to him for safe
Following this came a slide on which was a lady dressed in the extreme fashion, to one side
of which was written, "Mme, Cora McDowell, La Pariesene Modiste, number 31, 476 Cast Iron
Building." Cora, doubtless had received much of her training while taking domestic art in
old P. H. S.
After this came a picture of a huge lemon over which were the words, "Forrest Reed, Whole-
sale Dealer in Fruit." This lemon looked suspicious to me butl presume Forrest is making a
success in the business.
My attention was now called to a slide advertising the latest "best sellers" of literature.
It read: "Now on sale at F ritsch's book shop :-"The Flower of the Green-house" by Marie
Guenthnerg "The High School Belle," by Marie Price: "An Essay on Goats" by A. Reckg "The
Bridling of Man, or Caught in the Rains" by Margaret Leonard."
The next slide announced that Miss Mabel Kahn, a representative to the Women's Peace
Convention, would lecture in this theatre next week. Being in need of a good sleep, I resolved
to hear Miss Kahn's lecture.
After this a slide was fiashed on announcing that there would be a minute intermission
before the radio-films were shown. Then the lights came on and I looked about me. Over in
the author's box sat Miss Charlotte Strohmeier who had taken up the writing of radio-plays,
and one of whose productions was to be shown this evening. The orchestra now struck up a tune
and I noticed amid the harmony some beautiful QFD bird-like tones and looked over and there was
Joseph McCurdy playing on his flute just as he used to play when he went around and serenaded
the P. H. S. girls. The leader of the orchestra who was a very beautiful woman now turned
toward joe and to my surprise I saw that it was Edith Schemmel who had always been so in-
terested in the old High School Orchestra.
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Down the aisle now sped an usher and when he turned to come back I almost fell to the floor
when I saw it was my old friend "Skinny" Wilson. Forrest says he enjoys his new position
better than farming and he told me that he was a silent partner to a deal by which this theatre
was to become his in return for an unpaid debt.
The house was thrown into darkness and the performance began. The first film was a news
pictorial presented by the Hirt Radio-film corporation. The first picture showed Mayor Wolcott
of Lena breaking the ground for Lena's new ball park. Chester looked quite natural in the
pick and shovel role. Next came a picture of the former Miss Helen Hetherington and her
husband, Duke W. W. Worke embarking on their European honeymoon. The next picture
showed President French of the Tin Medal Flower Company, delivering an address to the striking
Millers' Union. Mr. French always was headed toward the presidental chair and I was glad
to see that he had realized his ambitions.
The next film was a Radio-play by Miss Strohmeier. The cast of the play was composed
of several of my classmates of the class of '15. The part of the leading lady, a poor country
girl,was taken by Myrl McDowellg that of her "cr-r-rule" stepmother was played by Margaret
Hunter. Mr. Holmes took the part of the hero who rescued her stepmother and the heroine
from the bonds of "Rudolph", the rent-collector. This last part was played very effectively
by Mr. Henry Wallbrunn who gained a great deal of experience in collecting while treasurer of
the class of '15. Marie Alexander played the part of the hero's mother who turned him away
from home when she found he was to marry a poor country lass. Florence Ellermann portrayed
the role of the forsaken city sweetheart of Mr. Holmes. This play was going along nicely until
there was a snap and the film broke. The operator stepped out and to my infinite astonishment
I saw it was Alfred Reck i
During the intermission I looked about me and saw a commotion in one of the aisles. A
well built woman seemed to be quarreling with her husband over where they would sit. The
usher settled the dispute and when the people turned toward me I was surprised to see that the
woman was Clara Lobensteiner and the little man was Garret Kirby. "Poor Garret, alas,
you always seem to have your foot in it."
The pictures now began again but some people behind me kept talking so loud that they
drowned out the clicking of the machine thereby destroying the effect of the films. I looked
around and there was Ruth Maier relating the latest bit of gossip to Stella Alexander. When
they saw and recognized me they became quiet and I again looked at the screen.
The next film was entitled "Ideals Realized." The first picture was Hanna Morton sur-
rounded by suitors all clamoring for her hand. The next picture portrayed William Schoen
sitting at a desk with tubes attached to his pockets into which money was rolling. The next
picture showed Freda Cron in a barnyard feeding the chickens. After this was a scene of Edith
May receiving a degree in college. The picture changed to one of a wedding, the bride in the cere-
mony having a great resemblence to Hazel Kuhnle. After this came a picture of Helen Kopf
with a huge card on which the grades were all A's and the tardy marks were 0's. The last scene
showed Elizabeth Harkrader spanking a small girl in a little country schoolhouse, and I could
have sworn that the small girl was Dorothea Gano whose one ambition in school seemed to be
never to grow up.
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The past four years have been Ones of faithful work, and many successes and disappoint-
ments for the class of nineteen fifteen. As we look back we find our Opinions now are rather differ-
ent from what they were in nineteen eleven. At that time we hoped the four years of high school
study would soon be Over, but now we wish instead that they were just beginning so we might
again have the pleasant experiences that have been Ours. The past year, we hope, has been the
best of our course, since in the new building we have had more convenient and better facilities
for carrying onour work than in previous years. The class of nineteen fifteen can be justly proud
of being the first to graduate from our new building, the finest public building in Piqua. VVith
this year, we hope, a new era will begin in P. H. S., one that will increase the already high standard
of efficiency in our school.
lt would seem appropriate, that on the completion of the sixth volume of the " Piquonian"
we thank those, who, in one way or another, have helped in issuing the paper. VVe wish to
thank the faculty who have Oversight of the work, and who have aided in making our paper
all that it is. VVhatever success has met our efforts is due almost entirely to their aid in over-
seeing the work and correcting it. We wish to thank also the merchants and business people
who have so willingly aided by their advertisements, and the pupils of P. H. S., and all Others
who have contributed in any way to the H Piquonian. "
As graduation day draws near and as we think of the evening when we shall receive our
diplomas, we look forward with anxiety into the future. Many suggestions as to the line of work
which we shall choose after leaving school now come to us. Some few of us, perhaps, have already
decided on our choice. In making our choice, we must consider that the greatest question is
not, what shall we choose, but, shall we he successful in our choice. And this question we cannot
answer until we have tried. If success is slow in coming, and if we feel that our choice has been
work for which we are not fitted, or which we can never enjoy, then it is up to us to look elsewhere.
Things which seem too hard or too big for us to attempt will be easily mastered if we only have
the nerve and determination to try.
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And the danger we fear-of falling behind.
'. 4-The girls gave a dinner to the football boys.
4MlVIr. Patton looks like a schoolboy in his mackinaw.
'. 10-Charles Holloway and Lester Flowers held a secret conference in the hall.
DEC. 11iDo Cano wore her hair down her back.
'. 12A-Bob Himmelright has a date with Dot, Sunday night.
'. 23-Several high school pupils gave a little play in the auditorium to celebrate the be-
ginning of our Christmas vacation.
JAN. 4-Wlizit a sad returning after our vacation.
JAN. 6-Seems as though the gum ehewers are becoming more numerous every day.
JAN. 7-Rumor has it that Chester Wolcott and Garret Kirby play checkers every night at
the Y. M. C. A.
JAN. 8-First game of basket ball in several years was played with Greenville with a grand
victory for us, 35 to 19.
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15-Lost game with Steele, 62 to 30.
19-Senior and Junior girls game of basket ball. Tie score 11 to 11.
22-By football tactics Lima beat our boys 39 to 12.
2-ifllnion City defeated 42 to 20.
25AHarold Schmidlapp has a hair cut.
28-'Pleasant Hill received a jolt by losing game, 31-7. Exams this week.
1-Last semester of school begins. A lot of infant Freshmen start in.
2fJoe lVicCurdy needs a shave.
S-Piqua sported out their new suits at St. Paris game but lost by a score of 45 to 31.
8-Do tiano is worrying about Charles French, because he injured his leg last Saturday.
114Carl Retterbush wore a green carnation to school.
12-By a fast game, our boys lost to Union City 22-20.
15AW'eenie Holloway said he was with the prettiest girl in Union City last Friday.
16-Mr. Johnson of Case School, Cleveland spoke to the Senior English class.
19-German play tonight. Sidney defeats us, 16-12.
22-Charles French came back Iimpimg. VVasl1ington program in auditorium at 2 o'clock.
24--Bus VVilkinson said that Marion Jessup spoke to her on her way to school.
25fSwitch engine took the teachers to Cincinnati for the Institute.
26-Defeated by Springfield, 29-19.
March ends ilze basket ball season greaig
A prilslrikes up line tune o ' ilze basket ballplaieg
May liurries school life ai a marvelous rate,
Since Seniors in fune wish lo graduate.
MAR. 1 -l-leinie VVallburnn has the mumps.
MAR. ZW-lVlr. Ferguson brought a college friend to civics class this afternoon.
MAR. 4-Senior class organized.
MAR. 5fStivers game. XVe lost 48-11.
MAR. 8-Selected invitations and class pins at Senior meeting.
MAR. Ohrlistory and civics classes had pictures taken for the Literary Digest.
AMR. 12-Our fellows beat the faculty 24-18.
MAR. 17-St. Patrick's day and every one is wearin' green.
MAR. 19-Hurrah! defeated Sidney 41-17.
MAR. 20a-VVe cleaned up Anna Station.
MAR. 22hCeorge Foster was too hoarse to recite in English.
MAR. 24-German Glee Club presented pictures to the school. Charles French has a patch
on his shoe.
MAR. 27-Poor Anna Station again beaten, 62-14. Spring vacation begins.
APRIL 5-Miami University Glee Club sang in the auditorium at 3 P. M.
APRIL Sf--Dwight Fisher had five linger marks on the back of his coat.
APRIL 12--Mr. Patton brought a man visitor to school. Seniors select motto.
APRIL 16-First base ball game of the season was played with Union Pity. Score Piqua
11, Union fity 1.
APRIL 19---Mr. Patton has his hair cut.
APRIL 20-In the sixth period George Holmes took a bath in an ink bottle in the assembly
APRIL 23-Ralph Kerr had on a new spring suit.
APRIL 243-Good! VVe walloped Steele 6 to 1.
APRIL 27-Forrest Reed nearly broke his jaw on some chewing gum the sixth period.
APRIL 28-Seniors are to give a play for graduation.
APRIL 30f-Sam Dunn blew Ray C'hronerberry's typewriting copies out of the window. Union
fity again was put in the shade, 13-3.
MAY 3- -At Senior meeting the class colors were chosen and the minister to preach our bac-
MAY 4+No one seems to know why Mr. Hensler has a swollen lip.
MAY 7-f-Urbana was licked 7 to 3 by Piqua.
MAY 10gAt Senior meeting the class Hower was chosen.
MAY 13-Mr. Squire ushered in the spring by adopting a new straw hat.
MAY 14--Sl. Paris was unable to defeat our team. Score 8-2.
CLASS OF 1865
N May 12, 1865, the first public commencement of
Piqua High School was held in the High School
Hall, under the Superintendency of jonathan
Fairbanks. The following year an Alumni As-
sociation was formed and a reception given wel-
coming the class of 1866. There had been four graduates
from the school, two in '63 and two in '6-1. The commence-
ment exercises were held in the High School room on a
The class of '65 numbered eleven, ten girls and one
boy, james li. Brooks, Laura T. Benson, Florence Butler
VVells, Hattie Griggs Turner, Mattie Geyer Lee, Sallie
Hall Pinkerton, Emma Hardenbrook Fordyce, Cornelia
Mitchell French, Dottie Morrin Darnold, Lizzie Moody
Rowe, Belle Rouzer Barnett.
Our experiences were different from any class that
followed us. Our country was in the throes of the civil
war, and six of us had brothers at the front. Less than
a month before our graduation, President Lincoln was
assassinated, and the members of our class sat up all night
making a flag to Hoat over our building when the funeral
cortege of Lincoln passed through our city. ln such
times as these less attention was paid to graduating gowns than now, and we were simply and
None of our members have acquired national fame, but all have filled places of trust and
usefulness. Six have been teachers in Piqua Public Schools. Five, james Brooks, Mattie
Geyer Lee, Cornelia Mitchell French, Dottie Morrin Darnold, Bell Rouzer Barnett, have turned
their faces to the wall of time, have bidden adieu to the world, and have set sail in the great un-
measured sea of the unknown.
EMMA H. FORDYCE, '65,
A MEMORY OF 1875
Forty years may impress us as being either a long or short period of time. It depends
entirely on the viewpoint. Forty years in the future seems almost limitless in its duration:
forty years in the past, to those who can remember so far back, seems to have vanished as a dream
of the night. And so, today I am looking back forty years to the memorable day of June third
when the class of 1875 appeared before the footlights in the old Conover opera house and made
its bow to the people of Piqua, and it seems like yesterday to me.
This was the first class graduated under the superintendency of Prof. C. VV. Bennet who
for so many years was the faithful and efficient head of our schools. The other teacher of the
High school was Miss Cornelia Bowers, afterwards Mrs. E. H. Butterheld, who we all rever-
enced and loved and who many years ago passed to her reward. An idea of the growth of Piqua
may be had by a comparison of our high school of today with its various departments and ex-
tensive corps of instructors, with the high school forty years ago when the faculty consisted of but
two teachers. But they did their work thoroughly and well and made the paths of learning
very pleasant to our feet.
There were seven members of this class of '75. I can see their faces today, just as they
looked then and the individual characteristics of each one is still a vivid recollection with me.
VVhere are they today? Ah! indeed, quoting from our valedictorian, "The leaves of memory
THE PIQUONIAN 33
make a mournful rustling." Two have passed over the silent river, and four states of the Union
hold the other five. My mind recalls the golden-haired Helen Johnston Winsome and lovable'
The saying " Death loves a shining mark" was verified in her case for he claimed her for his own in
two months after commencement. I can never forget the gentle, patient, quiet student, Mattie
Smithman. She became Mrs. john Kendall but in the early years of her married life
was called from earth. The genial smiling face of Bertha Wendell with the dimples playing
hide and seek is an ever present memory with me. In Portland, Oregon, as Mrs. Sol. Rosenfeld,
she presides over a home, the mother of eight children, and is also a grandmother. Galveston,
Texas claims as a resident Carrie Jacobs, who became Mrs. Archie Stewart. We were always
impressed with her graceful and dramatic reading of her essays, rhetorical exercises being a
feature of every Friday afternoon. Laura Schafer the musician of the class, a number of years
a resident of St. Louis, where she was engaged most sucessfully in giving musical instruction,
has now been welcomed back as a resident of Piqua again. She, with the writer of this article,
make up the list of the six girls who were members of this class and the only ones who claim
Piqua as their home. The only male member of the class, Willis Hall, is nowasuccessful medi-
cal practitioner in St. Louis, the father of a family.
And so, we who are left of this class of forty years ago, are, in the afternoon of life, still
busily engaged in life's strenuous work. Let us hope as the shad lengthen towards the sun-
set, that the subject of one of the class essays may he realized in eac one of our livesg "At Even-
S. REBECCA LUDLOW, '75
THE CLASS OF 1885
On the twenty-eighth day of May, 1885, in the old Conover Opera House, eleven young
ladies and three young men received at the hands of the president of the board of education,
diplomas certifying that they had completed the prescribed courses of study in the High School
All the young men were from the country and the young ladies without exception were city bred.
The class in its Freshman, Sophomore and most of its junior years, was accommodated by the
First High School building erected in the city. The latter part of the junior and all the Senior
years were spent in frame buildings erected in the north-west corner of the 'school lot by the
board of education for the accomodation of the High School department while the first building
was reduced to rubbish and the building recently torn down for the present structure was erect-
ing. At the north-west corner of Ash and College streets was the farm buildings of Thomas
Grey, the farm reaching almost to the pumping station. From College Street, West Ash Street
snaked its way among gravel holes and rubbish dumps till it was lost in the vicinity of the Spiker
Wagon Works now known as the Handle Factory. There was no Walker Street. The west
side of the school lot was bounded by the remnant of an old rail fence.
entide It Shall Be Light."
The course of study embraced the classics, mathematics and science, the most of which
has since been found to be erroneous. There was no physical culture. It wasn't needed thirty
years ago. A parent who failed to provide manual labor sufficient to keep his children in good
physical condition was not held in very high esteem in the community. I am not criticising
present management. Those in control know more of these things than I do. They can change
every thing for what their experience leads them to believe is the better, but let no vandal hand
dare remove the old bell. May it in thelfuture call as many generations to the trials and tasks of
of the school room as it has in the past.
IAS. WARD KEYT,
Piqua, Ohio, May 13, 1915. Class of 1885.
THE CLASS OF 1895
Having the hours of just one evening in which to prepare an article concerning the
class of 1895, I am not able to write much.
There were twenty-one boys and girls who completed the course prescribed by the Piqua
High School at that time. Of the sixteen girls of that class, one is dead, nine have been home-
makers, one is a trained nurse, and three are teachers. I know nothing of the remaining two,
as they do not reside in the city in which they completed their High School work.
34 THE PIQUONIAN
.Of the five boys oneibecame a minister, three, I believe, are business men, and one passed
to his reward in 1913. The various members of this class now have their homes in several states
and are scattered from Maine on the Atlantic coast to Oklahoma.
Our commencement exercises were held in the auditorium of the old high school, recently
removed, and as we sat in a semicircle on the stage the boys were almost completely hidden
from view of the audience, as this was the year in which the girls' "big sleeves" reached the
extent of their "bigness". No doubt each of those sixteen pairs of sleeves contained almost
as much material as was needed for an entire dress for the girl graduate nineteen or twenty years
On that sixth of June, a very important epoch of our lives, some especially momentous
questions were discussed by the youthful orators.
The class of 1915 has the honor of being the First one graduated from Piqua's fine, new
High School building, and the class of 1895 extends to its members congratulations and best
wishes for the future, so full of possibilities to earnest endeavor. We all know that the talent
of success is nothing more than doing what one can do well, so
"Place one bit of useful knowledge
' On another tiny mite.
Keep on adding, time will make them
Shine with wisdom's burning light.
Each small act of perseverance
Nerves you to some greater deed:
From one little grain of fore-thought
Often grand results proceed."
EDITH H. BROWN, '95,
THE CLASS OF 1905
4 When the class of 1905 graduated, we all had in our well-filled
heads the idea, that it would be useless to run the school longerg
we really believed they would save time and money by closing the
doors, such was not the case.
We can see now, although our class was a very good one in many
ways, that there have been many fine classes to graduate as years
We hope however the present student body appreciate the
wonderful improvements that have taken place, the handsome new
building with its complete and up-to-date equipment. Our class is
scattered out over the vast globe, and sorry to say I don't know where
most of them are located. From last reports, however they are
making a big success of life and holding up the honor of old P. H. S.
I am located here at Denison University trying to make round shoulders
broad, crooked vertebraes straight, and develop good physiques
out of poor ones.
I am quite sure none of the class of 1905 will ever forget the good old days at P. H. S.
I might mention to this present student body that you are having the best days of your life:
and if I may be allowed to give a bit of advice: "Get into things and make the best out of
every day. If any of you are going away to college get a good foundation now and your days
in college will be a pleasure and a success. The Class of 1905 wishes you all the success in
the world, and always remember our hearts are still warm for that institution from whence we
got our start, 'Old P. H. S.' "
W. J. LIVINGSTON, '05.
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0 THIS PIQUUNIAN
N 1910 the Orchestra was organized under the leadership of Warren Breidenbach and grew so
rapidly that it was
able to play for the commencement of that year. Upon the opening of
1911 some instruments, notably a bass viol, were added, and it was not long until the Orchestra
was not only furnishing music for the school but was also playing numerous engagements
about town. The next
had graduated the year
ments. An attempt to
Upon the entrance
work was given by the
year Leonard Danford was chosen director, but so many of the players
before that the Orchestra was not strong enough to play outside engage-
organize in 1913 failed for the lack of a recognized violin leader.
into the new High School building a splendid opportunity for orchestra
acquisition of a musical director who revived the flagging interest, and
reorganized the Orchestra. Meetings have been held through-out the year, and the full at-
tendance at every meeting is evidence that the members have taken great interest in their work.
Their ability as players has been greatly increased and upon their appearance in public they
have been received with enthusiasm. Usually the enthusiasm of any activity wanes toward
the close of the year but this year the reverse is true of the Orchestra and the outlook for 1916
is exceedingly bright. Only two members graduate this term, the others being mostly Freshmen
or Sophomores. The violins, many of which had never before been in an orchestra, have gained
valuable experience: many pupils are taking up new instruments and are hard at work practising
to enter the ranks of our musicians, a fact which will give a greater variation of instrumentation
than old P. H. S. has ever had. Under the efficient leadership of the director Mr. H. O. Ferguson
it may safely be said that in the future the Orchestra will gain gl greater reputation than that of
the orchestra of 1911.
Mr. H. O. Ferguson ....... .. ...,. ..,....... D irector.. .... . ,,Clarinet
Harold Greenameyer.. '18 ...,...... ........ . Violin
Ralph Alexander .,.... .'17.., ......,.. Violin
joseph McCurdy.. e '15.. ....1. Flute
Milo Alexandern... ,, '18,. ..,,.. .Violin
Leroy Licklidern, , , ,,,.,. '17... , ,, ,...,Vi0lin
Mary Chronerberry., .. '18 ...... ...,..... V iolin
Ruth Wilkinson .....,,.
Ordello Bobbs ...... .......
Margaret Yenney ..,,,
Edith Schemmel .....
Helen Davis ...... ..,,., .
,,'17i,. e .,,..,.., Violin
.. '17... ....., ..Violin
I17.. ......... Violin
e '18 V ..... . Drums
..'17,. .,,.,.... Violin
. ,s'15.. .,....... Violin
, '16. . ...., Cornet
1 .'17. . .. Piano
4 Pl ll OIXIXN
THE PIQUONIAN 39
he Girls' German lee Club
NEof the most successful as well as unique and popular organizations of the school is the
Girls' German Glee Club. It was first organized in 1912 under the direction of Mrs.
Kiefer and has been reorganized each successive year with an increase in membership.
It has played a prominent part in the social activities of the school, having given several
selections before the student body at different times besides singing at one of the commencements.
On the 19th of February of this year, an entertainment was given in the auditorium under
the direction of the "Glee Club" which proved to be a success in every way. The program
was composed of two parts. The first, a play, and the second, a miscellaneous program. The
introduction given by Myrl McDowell was followed by a short comedy "Eine Tasse Kaffeef'
The confusion of the two names Frau von Langen and Frau von Bangen formed the plot of the
play which was developed by several other amusing characters. The second part of the program
consisted of folk songs, solos, recitations, a duet, folk dances and drills. The folk songs rendered
by the "Glee Club" were among the most popular numbers of the evening. The program
closed with "America" sung by the "Glee Club" after which the American Hag was lowered
over the stage. The proceeds of the entertainment were spent for the following pictures: "The
Black Forest," "A Landscape in Autumn," "Wilhelm Tell" and several smaller ones.
Director, Clara Spohr Kiefer.
President, Marie Guenthner, '15. Vice President, Erna Shaer, '16. Secretary, Margaret
Krumm, '16. Accompanist, Frances Loeffler, '16.
Eleanor Gano '16
I-Ielen Kopf '15
Margaret Krumm '16
Clara Lobensteiner '15
Edith Schemmel '15
Erna Shaer '16
Martha Spencer '17
Mary Stockam '16
Frances Washing '16
Josephine Gehle '16
Elizabeth Harkrader '15
Ruth Maier '15
Charlotte Strohmeier '15
Dorothy Dill '17
Margaret Fox '16
Marie Guenthner '15
Margaret Leonard '15
Elizabeth Ziegenfelder '17
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RIDAY evening, April 23, was selected as the date for the operetta to be given by High
School pupils in the Auditorium. "The Drum Major" by Maude Elizabeth Inch and
Edward F. Johnson was presented. The parts were all well taken the music was bright
and pleasing and the choruses were very well trained.
The operetta as a whole was very
good, and the audience enjoyed all of it. The cast was as follows:-
Clarice, the prettiest woman in Paris e,,,a.ea e,,, aaa,,eaae,,,e..e, , .. ,,,r L Edna Renner
Sergeant Leroux, of the French Army .,e,, ,
Jean, the village musical genius .,,Y..ee,,eeea,
Babette, his adoring sweetheart .,,,, ,
Recruits Gaspard ...,.,...........c. i,.,
Antoinette l,cc ,
Village Girls Susanne .c,,..,,
Jacqueline c,,sccs .. .. , ,c.sc,,..c. L .
Victor, a boy of the village ,,.. L, L L, , as ,, .. ,
Marcel, a prominent citizen "Orator of the Day" . ,,
Villagers: Erna Shaer, Henrietta Plock, Esther Montgomery, Margaret Fox Josephine
Gehle, Mary Licklider, Marie Guenthner, Dorothy Dill, Elizabeth Harkrader Percy Lowery
Marvin Snyder, Oswald Stoll.
Girls: Elinor Gano, Hortense Wilkinson, Frances Washing, Florence Sachs Neva Mote
Charlotte Strohmeier, Emily Montgomery, Ruth Wilkinson.
Recruits: Charles French, Charles Clark, Joe McCurdy, Clyde Madison Frnest Ross
Fred Holmes, Marion Jessup, Arnold Miller.
l. Come a song, a song for Piqua High School
Let our voices ring with glee
Fling way all care and sadness, too.
Sing with spirits glad and free.
Bigger, better, busier, be our motto
As we proudly march ahead
Underneath our waving banners
The dear old blue and red
On the banks of old Miami
Where the birds sing merrily
And the gentle breeze is playing
That is where I long to be.
Tho' o'er the world I'm roaming
My thoughts still backward fly
To the good old days in Piqua
In old Piqua High.
2. In our hearts we'll cherish Piqua
Lift her banners proudly high
Bring her all love, and gladness too.
Shout her praises to the sky.
Singing, hoping, working, tho' the su
As the busy days go by
VVe shall keep in greatest honor
The name of Piqua High.
thru the trees
Perry Lowery lfred Holmes Ernest Ross
tleorge llolines t'harles French Prof. Ferguson Marvin Snyder joe All'f'lll'tlY
H li Boys' Octette was organized last October to furnish music for the Dedicatory Exercises.
The boys all enjoyed the work so much that it was decided to make this a permanent
organization. At this our first appearance, we sang several college numbers. which
greatly pleased those who were present. Everyone remembers "Solomon Levi."
Our next appearance was before the Teachers Institute which met in the Auditorium late
in March. Here we first sang our new school song.
The credit for the success of this organization should be given to Professor Ferguson. It
was his suggestion that the Octette be formed and it was under his direction that the boys were
trained. But the boys themselves should not be overlooked in mentioning this, they eagerly
took hold of the work and made the best of every opportunity for improving.
The returns have been equally great to the boys and to Professor Ferguson. In understanding
his methods the boys were able to give him much help in preparing the operetta, thus, in some
measure at least, showing their appreciation of what they have received.
ln order to make this organization a success rehearsals should be held regularly and some time
should be given in preparation. XVith four of the Octette remaining and with many good voices
in the school there is no a 1 :arent reason wh ' the Bo fs' Uctette should be discontinued.
George Holmes 'l7
Percy Lowery '17
Vharles lfrench '15
M l-IIVIB ERS
Fred Holmes '15
Marvin Snyder '15
joseph Mcfurdy '15
Ernest Ross '17
THE PIQUONIAN 43
N a conspicuous place in the most quiet part of Piqua is situated a fine brick building, occupy-
ing one whole block and consisting of two stories and a basement. It is in the basement
that our interest is centered, for here is the Manual Training Department of Piqua High
The work of this department is divided into four different courses, forge, lathe, and
bench work, and mechanical drawing.
The forging laboratory occupies one whole room. Here we find students with their leather
aprons on, making sparks fly whizzing thru the air from the red hot iron. The forge room con-
tains ten forges with all the essential accessories, as anvils, tubs, and sets of ordinary hand tools.
With coats off and sleeves rolled above their elbows the students in pairs, as smith and helper,
stand, sledge and tongs in hand, at each of the forges. These students are not troubled by the
heat or the smoke, for there is an exhaust fan in operation. But the air resounds with the noisy
strokes of the sledges, mingled with the roar of the forge fires. In this department the course of
study extends from the making and care of forge fires to the construction of simple tools.
Adjacent to the forging laboratory there is another room, one part of which is occupied by
the lathes. In connection with each lathe there is a set of wood turner's tools. After adjusting
the piece of wood the student touches an electric switch upon the lathe, which sets it in motion,
then he takes the proper tool in his hand. Guided by the slide rest, the sharp point of the tool
chips away the revolving wood until it assumes the desired shape. When a piece is completed
it is handed to the instructor to be graded. He criticizes it and suggests a suitable method
Next to the lathes nineteen benches may be seen, nearly all of which are occupied. Each
bench contains sufficient tools for elementary work. Before commencing upon a piece of work
the student makes a drawing, which must be tested and approved by the instructor. The student
then proceeds to select the proper kind of wood and to lay it off according to his drawing.
At part of the benches are students with drawing boards. These students are taking a
course in Mechanical Drawing. Each of them is supplied with T square, a set of drawing in-
struments, and pencils, and he tries to represent upon his paper solids as they appear to the eye.
He first makes the drawing in pencil but when it has been approved by the instructor, he retraces
the lines with ink. The drawing is then handed to the instructor to be graded. The work in
Mechanical Drawing is very important as it is the fundamental principle of all manual train-
ing, for it is from drawings that products are reproduced in the forge, bench and lathe work.
In one corner of the room there is a large knitting machine. Very few are taking this course
at the present time, but many will take it in the future as it is one of the most valuable courses
given in the Manual Training Department.
BOUT eight years ago, the Board of Education decided to install Domestic Science in
our high school. Never was a wiser step taken than this, for it put Piqua High on a
plane with other high schools, and gave the girls of our city the opportunity of learning
to sew and cook properly. For five years the girls had the opportunity of taking this
valuable subject, and derived much from it. But when, during the erection of the new
building, the high school went into temporary quarters at New Halls, there was no room for
either Domestic Science or Manual Training, so both were dropped out of the course until the
completion of the new building. Last fall every one was very much pleased to find, that, after
a lapse of two years, the girls were again to have Domestic Science.
44 THE PIQUONIAN
On a visit to this department, one will End a suite of four rooms. First a large, well lighted
room in which the girls have their cooking classes. This room has a table about five feet wide,
arranged in the form of a hollow square. All along this table are hot plates, each girl having
one to herself. There are also smaller tables and six sinks. Almost adjoining this room is the
pantry, which contains cooking utensils and provisions. The other two rooms are for the sewing
classes. One contains several tables, on which the girls cut out their materials: the other has
four good sewing machines, a large cupboard, and a long mirror. The whole department is
modern in every respect and very convenient.
In the cooking classes, under the supervision of a most competent teacher, the girls have
learned to prepare all kinds of food, to bake bread and cake, and have, in addition, been
taught how to keep the kitchen clean and sanitary. They have also studied the composition
of the different foods, meats, vegetables, and liquids.
In the sewing classes, the girls are taught what kinds of material are suitable for different
garments, and for their first lesson they make samples of common stitches and seams. They
are then ready to select their own patterns and materials for their garments. Simple shirt
waists are made out of wash materials, and when these are completed, each girl makes a dress,
selecting her own pattern and material, provided it is not too elaborate. One lesson is devoted
to the useful art of darning stockings.
This, in brief, is a description of the Domestic Science Department, and an attempt to show
in part the benefit of what is taught there.
he Art epartrnent
OR a long time the pupils in Piqua High School had wished to continue the study of art
begun in the grades, but no opportunity was offered them until last year, when an Art
Club was organized. Under the supervision of the art teacher of the Piqua High Schools,
Mrs. Minna McClay, the club took up the study of conventional designing, printing,
and also charcoal and crayon sketches. The work proved so successful that it was
decided to make the study of art a regular department in the high school, and room sixteen was
fitted up for the purpose.
This room is located in the southeast corner of the building, and its excellent lighting makes
it an ideal room. It is furnished with chairs and adjustable tables, which the students find a
great improvement over ordinary desks. Pictures and objects of art are still to be supplied,
though at the opening of school one picture was presented in memory of the Art Club of last
year, and an interesting piece of bas-relief, representing "Victory Making an Offering to Apollo, "
has recently been placed in the room.
The course of study includes designing conventionalized from naturalistic motifs, and its
application to commercial problems, the designing of book covers, including the art of printingg
and studies from still life in charcoal and water-colors. Basketry was also a most interesting
subject of study during a part of the year.
The department comprises three divisions or classes, which meet at various periods on Mon-
day afternoon of each week. As a whole the art work has proved very successful, indeed, and
some excellent productions have been made by the pupils, reflecting the careful supervision of
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NIC of the new courses added to the curriculum in Piqua High School this year is that of
Physical Culture. The Gymnasium located on the west side of the huilding has all the
necessary equipment of that particular lille of work. XY4: have the llying rings, parallel
hars, giant stride, hanging ropes, dumh-hells, lndian cluhs, jumping standards and in
addition the shower haths at the disposal of the students. A halcony extending along the whole
east side of the room together with the henches placed under the halcony furnishes ample room
to accommodate the spectators or those attending the hasket hall games held here. There is
an entrance directly to the halcony from the second floor, access may also he ohtained from the
gym proper. 'l'wo doorways lead into the gym, one from the hoys' stairway, the other from the
girlsl. 'llhe room is not only well equipped hut is equally as well ventilated, the whole west
side heing one continuous line of windows.
'llwo periods a week are devoted hy the girls to physical training. lluring these periods
they are given exercises for the development of certain muscles of the hody that a1'e generally
inactive. This is called corrective gymnastics. Other systems of teaching used are those of
Swedish and German, hygienic and educative gymnastics. Besides the regular work games
are played such as: corner hall, dodge hall, circle hall, volley hall, medicine hall, indoor hase
hall, cluh relay races and hasket hall. Then too the girls are taught theold fashioned folk dances,
using the Victrola for accompaniment.
l'ractically the same method of training is followed hy the hoys. They take the corrective
hygienic and educative gymnastics. ln additon they are taught tl1e dillerent principles of
fool hall and hasket hall, etc., and once each year they are given a written examination over the
rules of those games.
There is no douht hut that the physical training will in time have wonderful results. Miss
Barrington, the gym teacher for the girls has already reported that many spinal curvatures
have heen corrected.
THE PIQUONIAN 47
Girls' Basket Ball
OR a long time the girls of P. H. S. have been waiting for a chance to play basket ball, and
have envied the boys very much their opportunity to have base ball and foot ball games.
At last the long wished for opportunity came, when the new gymnasium was finished
and the Girls' Basket Ball Team was organized.
Early in the Fall Miss Barrington called for a meeting of all the junior and Senior girls,
who wanted to play. About fourteen responded. Only a few of these knew anything about
the game and all had a great deal to learng for a time, a foul became the greatest dread of their
They practised faithfully every Thursday evening and numerous games were played be-
tween the two teams. Later more girls entered the organization and both the juniors and Seniors
were able to have two teams. The Seniors chose Myrl McDowell as captain of their first team
and Marie Guenthner as captain of their second team. ,
ln order that the players might the more readily distinguish the members of their own team,
the Seniors agreed to wear bands of purple ribbon on their hair, while the Juniors chose green.
The girls had only one game to which outsiders were allowed to come. This to5 the regret
of the Senior girls was a victory for the Juniors, the former losing by only one point! The girls
have enjoyed these games and have certainly been benefited by them. '
The line-up of the Senior teams is as follows:
Ruth Maier rf.
Dorothea Gano rg.
Myrl McDowell lst c.
Marie Alexander rf.
Hazel Kuhnle rg.
line-up of the Junior te
Emily Montgomery rf.
Esther Montgomery rg.
Erna Schaer lst c.
Frances Loefiier rf.
Helen Etherington rg.
Harriet Frew 1st c.
Edith Schemmel lf.
Charlotte Strohmeier lg.
Mabel Kahn 2nd c.
Florence Ellerman lf,
Freda fron lg.
Marie Guenthner lst c.
Hortense Wilkinson lf.
Margaret Fox lg.
Helen Louis 2nd c.
Margaret Krumm lf.
Elinor Cano lg.
Elizabeth Ziegenfelder 2nd c.
CHARLOTTE STROHMEI ER
THE PIQUONIAN 49
LTHOUGH the football season was not asuccess in the winning of games, yet it was by no
means a failure in that a good team for next year is already assured. Only three of
this year's squad will be lost through graduation, and as the back field consisted of three
Freshmen, the team ought to be much stronger next year. But even if Piqua did lose
all but one game and one tie game, it can be said that the defeats were mostly due to lack of
experience and not to inability to play. The team played a good game of football, but lost
out on account of lack of weight and experience.
The folowing is a record for the season of 1914:
P. H. S .e.,, ,,.., 0 ,,,,,,at,V..e... S teele ....,.,,.c,.t.,,..,. 30 P. H. S ..,.,,.., 0 .,.....,t,,,,... Sidney ,,,.,,,,,, ,.,,,,, 2 0
P. H. S ..,,.., ...25 ...t,,,t.,,.,,.. Sidney ,,..,.,..,,......,.. 14 P. H. S ..,.,..,. 6 ,..,....,,,,.,Y, Urbana ,,,,,t., ,,,,, , . 6
P. H. S .av,t.,a.,a 6 ,c...a.,.i..,.,. Greenville ......,..,,... 21 P. H. S .....,,.. 6 ,.....,......... Troy, ..,,.,, ,,,,,,, 2 0
P. H. S ........... 0 ,.,............. Greenville ......,....... 6 P. H. S .....,,,, 7 .......o,,,,,,., Troy ,,,..,,,,,.,.,,.,,,,,, 14
Piqua first met Steele High of Dayton, which consisted of a team of veterans. In this game
Piqua's team showed to advantage, only lack of weight and experience keeping them from win-
ning. Steele won 30-0. i
Piqua's next opponent was Sidney. In this game Piqua showed great improvement by
Sidney's being defeated 25-14. Piqua's freshmen back field worked splendidly. Heck, quarter
back for Sidney, made two long end runs for touch-downs.
Piqua next journeyed to Greenville still confident from last week's victory over Sidney.
They met with a great surprise however, being defeated by the score 21-6.
Piqua next played Greenville in Piqua. Piqua was determined to win this game but lost
out by the close score of 6-0.
The Red and Blue's next opponent was Sidney at Sidney. Piqua, after defeating Sidney
once, thought they could repeat the dose, but were disappointed by the score of 20-0. Heck,
star quarter back for Sidney, again made two long end runs for touch-downs.
After meeting defeat at the hands of Sidney, Piqua was determined to defeat Urbana, their
next opponent. Again they were defeated by the score of 7-6. The Urbana game being the
fastest and best game of the season. The game was anybody's until the last minute.
The next two games were with Piqua's old rivals, Troy. The first game was lost mostly
by the fumbling of the back field, most of the fumbles being recovered by Troy. The score was
20-6. The second game was also lost to Troy although Piqua played a very good game holding
Troy to the score of 14-7.
At a meeting of the football squad, Forest Sanzenbacher, Piqua's strong guard, was elected
captain for the season of 1915. Sanzenbacher played a very strong, steady game, and we all
wish him success.
Manager Himmelright has been very successful in obtaining a very good schedule for the
1915 football season.
FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR 1915.
of Dayton at Piqua
. ..., ,,..,..,..... ,..c,..,....,.... G r eenville at Piqua
............Steele at Dayton
.............Urbana at Urbana
.,,.......Greenville at Greenville
............Troy at Piqua
.,......,.......Urbana at Piqua
Thanksgiving Day ,.,,...,.. ....... ....... Troy at Troy
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THE PIQUONIAN 51
OR the first time in three years, Piqua High School was represented by a basket ball team.
This team was picked from the .best players who were in the intersclass games, and as
originally organized had a very good chance to play at Oxford for the championship.
Fate directed otherwise, however, for this team was broken up. First, Hirt, our star
forward and Captain was disqualified after the first game on account of playing independent
ball: then Phillips, our center, was laid up on account of sickness, and, last but not least, French,
our best player, after being elected Captain, fell and injured himself severely Thus our team
was not as strong as expected, but though handicapped it won fifty per cent of its games and
scored more points than its opponents. One advantage of the team's misfortune was that a
number of players were discovered for next year who wouldn't otherwise have had a chance.
William Hirt, forward and Captain. Hirt was one of the best players on any of the class
teams. He would have aided the team greatly if he hadn't made himself ineligible. He thus
lost his only chance to play for Piqua as he graduates this year.
Charles French, forward and Captain after the first game.-This young man certainly
was small but mighty. His absence due to an injury was much felt and his presence badly needed.
Hirt and French were considered the best pair of forwards on any High School teams in the state,
French also graduates this year.
Gordan Phillips, center.-Phillips played a very good game at center. He didn't make
so many points but certainly helped in the pass work. Gordan will be a help to next year's team.
Clyde Madison, guard.-Clyde is the only Freshman on the team. He has a great oppor-
tunity in athletics as he played on the football squad and is a member of the baseball nine. He
played a very strong game at guard and certainly will be a great help to next year's team.
Frederick Holmes, guard and forward.-Holmes played guard in the first game but was
shifted forward after Hirt was disqualified. Altho Holmes was not as good a player as Hirt he
played a steady game at forward. Holmes also graduates this year.
The subs were Charles Holloway, Christian Ellerman, Leonard Craig, Herman Fritsch
and William Schoen. Only the last two of these will be lost by graduation to next year's team.
The other three will be valuable members as they all played a very good game of basket ball.
Piqua Opponents Piqua
35. . .. ...,.., Greenville. ,......,... 19 21 ....s,.
30. . ...,..,. Steele .,......,.,.,,.,.,., 62 19,
41 . ,.....s Union City ...,s....,,, 20 11.,
12 . ........ Lima ,..,.,.....,,,.,....., 39 24 ..,,
31, ,. s .,....,. Pleasant Hill ,,,...., 10 41 .,1,.
3l,, ........ St. Paris ...,,,.,......,. 45 36 ,s,...
20, ....., .,...... I lnion City ..,.,c.,..,. 22 62 .,..,.,.....,. ..
C Total-Piqua 414, Opponents 379
Games Goal Fouls
French ...... . .,.,. 10 ..,...,... 69 ..,....,., 42 Hollowayw., ,
Hirt ,,,...,.. ..... 1 .,........ 6 ,s..,...,s 1 Ellerman ...,.., .
Phillips ....,.. ..,.. 9 ...,...... 1 9 ......,,.. 0 Craig ,,.,.....
Madison ..s...,., ......... 1 4 .......... 12 ........,. 0 Fritsch .........,.. .
Holmes ....... ........ 1 2 .,........ 45 ,,.,....,. 15 Schoen ...,,........... .
Total-Goal 178 Fouls SS
Springfield. ..... .
Stivers .... .
Faculty .................. 19
Anna Station ........ 14
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Base Ball Xt ee-. .
IQUA High School has been represented this spring by a base ball nine that as yet has
not been beaten. They have scored 45 points to their opponents 10. Among their
opponents has been Steele High of Dayton which they beat 6-1.
UNION CITY 1-PIQUA 11
Although this was the first game of the season Piqua High showed their superiority over
Union City by defeating them 11-1. In the first inning Piqua secured the game by scoring 7
runs. After this inning the Union City lads tightened and allowed Piqua only four more runs.
Hirt pitched airtight ball. Union City only getting 3 hits. In the ninth with one down Hirt
walked a man who stole second. He was scored on a hit to center. Hirt immediately stopped
them by striking the next out.
STEELE 1-PIQUA 6
At Dayton, April 24, 1915-Steele was confident of winning this game as they had played
Hughes High of Cincinnati a 4-3, 10 inning game. Jordan who pitched against Hughes was in
the box against Piqua. During the latter part of the game he was taken out and replaced by
Ullery a left hander. Piqua had scored 6 runs while Steele hadn't scored. In the ninth with
two men down Hirt walked aman who stole second. He scored when a high Hy was knocked to
Walcott in right Field, who misjudged it. Hirt struck out the next man. Again in the ninth
inning, the only score was made. Hirt pitched a very good game striking out 10 men.
UNION CITY 3-PIQUA 13
On April 30, 1915 Piqua journeyed to Union City in autos. Piqua again won by score 13-3.
The ninth inning again claimed 2 runs from Piqua. Piqua was strong at the bat, two home runs
were made by Madison and Holmes. Piqua outplayed Union City at all stages of the game.
Union City couldn't hit Hirt's slants safely. He struck out 12 men.
URBANA 3-PIQUA 7
May 7, 1915 Piqua was again victorious 7-3. The game was Piquas' from the beginning,
their hitting, base-running, and fielding being far superior to that of Urbana's. Piqua played
almost airtight ball until Urbana scored 3 runs by a rally.
ST. PARIS 2-PIQUA 8
Piqua played St. Paris on Piqua High's new grounds on Favorite Hill. The grounds were
not in condition to play good ball. Quite a number of errors were made by St. Paris while Piqua
made four. Piqua's hitting was not quite up to the standard although Holmes got a 3 bagger
and a couple of extra base hits were made. Hirt pitched good ball striking out 12 men although
he was resting for the Troy game. Piqua won out by 8-2 score.
Shoe ..,............... .......... c .
Hirt ........................... ......... p .
Reed, Holloway ........... ....... 1 b
Holloway, Madison ....... ........ 2 b
Holmes ...............t....................... ........ 3 b
Battie ................................................ ........ s S.
Madison, Strohmeyer, Reck ......... ......... l f.
Fritsch, Capt .............................. ........ C f.
Wolcott, Strohmeyer, Plock ....t..... ......... r f.
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ean 's Predieament
H, Elmira, just think, there are only five more weeks until commencement. It is so
near and yet so far away, really I can hardly wait. And oh, I am so impatient to
know who will take part in our play. " These exclamations were made by Jean
Willis, as she joined one of the senior girls of Wabash High School.
"So am I, jean, " said the other girl. "Say, I wonder if we'll have a test in Virgil today?"
"D0n't mention that, " said jean, "for I am afraid I may fail. You know I was sick almost
three weeks, and it put me back in Latin that I have had to work hard to make up for lost time.
I had a C on my card, and Miss Boyd said it was not a high one, so you see I can't afford to make
a very low grade." just then the conversation was broken off by the arrival of jane Wilson.
"Hello, jane," said both the girls at once
"Oh, jean Willis, I heard something about you, " said jane in a rather threatening tone.
"Why, what have you heard," exclaimed jean, surprised, "I haven't said or done anything
to injure you, have I?"
"No," answered jane laughing, "I was only teasing. I'll tell you what I heard. One of
the boys told me that you used to belong to the class of '14, but had to quit school because of the
death of your father. I always thought you started with this class."
"Yes," replied jean, "that is true, and my studies certainly are heavy, together with my
house work. You know my mother works in the Overall Factory. I worked there myself for
about a year, but my health failed, and the doctor said I must find work that would be less con-
fining. Mother decided that the best thing I could do would be to go back to school and prepare
to be a teacher. So you see, girls, if I don't make good grades I shall fail and then be compelled
to go back to the Overall Factory. I am looking forward to the time when I may keep mother
without her being compelled to work in that factory. "
"Good for you," exclaimed the girls. "We'll do all we can to help you, jean, and we know
you'll get through. You know 'where there's a will, there is a way'."
"Goodbye, girls, I'll see you tomorrow," said jean as she left them at a corner.
"Good bye," they answered. "I'm glad she's gone," said Elmira Smythe. "That girl
is a disgrace to her family. She is bright and should have graduated last year, but she just trifles
her time away. She ought to experience what you have had to bear, jean. Perhaps then she
would realize how valuable an education is. She showed me her card last month, and she had
B in English, and D in Latin. And the worst of it is she carries only those two studies. "
"Well, I don't like to gossip about my school-mates, but really it seems to me with all the
time she has to go to balls and other fashionable affairs, she ought to be able to carry two studies.
Let's don't say any more about her. Do you suppose I'll be in the play?"
Elmira answered that she knew nothing about the choice of the characters.
That afternoon Miss Boyd gave the dreaded test in Virgil. After school Jean and jane met
in the corridor and exchanged opinions of the test.
"I know I failed," said Jane, "for I left out almost all the first translation, and made a miser-
able mistake in the second. "
"I feel rather encouraged about it," said Jean, HI know my translations were fairly
good and I did not have much trouble with the grammar. Perhaps you did better than
you think, Jane."
THE PIQUONIAN 55
"Jean, I wish I were like you. I am bright enough, I know, but somehow I don't seem to
take the interest I ought. just think, commencement is so near, and then I fail at the last
moment. And I really should have graduated last year."
"Oh, don't give up altogether, Jane, perhaps you can make high enough grades from now
on," said jean.
"Well, I've learned a lesson almost too late, " said Jane, "but I mean to dv0 better from now
"That's the way to talk. Now you'll really graduate, for when you have once determined
to do a thing, you will surely accomplish it. Well, I must hurry home for I have some work
to do. Good bye." .
The following Monday as the three girls walked home they compared their cards. jean
had D in Latin, while jane's grade had risen to B. jean felt that she did not deserve so low a
grade, for though her test grade was marked 50, she knew she had a good class grade. She was
almost inconsolable, for she felt she could not graduate, and her hopes were all dashed to the ground.
That night she cried herself to sleep.
The next moming, however, she arose feeling much brighter, and began to sing as she washed
the breakfast dishes. "I don't care if I don't get to be in that play, but I will graduate. No
one shall have a chance to talk about me as they do about jane Wilson. Jane told me she failed
in Virgil. I wonder if there could be a mistake?" She had almost decided to speak to Miss
Boyd about her grade, but she put all thought of that aside as she knew that if there had been a
confusion of names, any inquiry on her part would lead to the discovery of the mistake and would
mean failure for jane.
For a few days everything went on as usual, and Jean worked with renewed zeal. However,
she felt that she deserved more than fifty per cent on her test, and when at their next meeting
Jane again said she did not understand how she could have made so good a grade in Virgil, jean
inquired, "Did you ask Miss Boyd about it?" i
" No, " said Jane, "but I will. Perhaps our grades got mixed, and your D belongs to me."
Jane did speak to Miss Boyd about her grade, and suggested that there might be some mis-
take. Miss Boyd looked at ther class book, and compared it with the test papers.
"I have made a mistake," she exclaimed. "I have confused your name with that of jean
Willis. Jane Wilson and jean Willis, why I had never noticed the similarity, had you? Oh
Jane, I'm so sorry." ,
"It can't be helped now, for I realize that I have been wasting my time and now I must
bear the consequences, so I'd rather see jean graduate than to do so myself, because she is so
"Jane, I am glad you were brave enough to face failure, rather than profit by what would
injure another. Only think how happy and encouraged jean will feel when I tell her! But I
shouldn't give up yet if I were you. You still have a fair chance of passing, but it will mean
hard work every day from now until the examination."
"I will do my best," jane promised.
The next day Miss Boyd informed jean of the mistake, and jean received the leading part in
the play. On the other hand when commencement time came jane had worked so faithfully
that she was able to bring her grade up to the passing mark, and although she had no part in the
play she received her diploma. And better still she had learned a lesson she would always re-
55, ,Www THE PIQUONIAN
om akes Good
ID you send for me, sir?" It was Tom Shaw who spoke as he entered the principal's
oliice one day in May.
"Yes. just sit down a minute and I'll talk to you," answered Principal Young
as he went on dictating a letter to his stenographer.
Tom sat down and waited. How slow the time seemed to drag along. For some reason
or other, he wished that this interview were over with. At length Mr. Young turned around and
faced his pupil. He sat thus for some time before speaking." I
"Tom," said he at last, "I want to have a heart to heart talk with you."
Tom said nothing but sat looking at the Hoor. Mr. Young hesitated before he went on.
"Tom, you will have to get down to work," and then he stopped. "Do you know that if
you keep on the way you've been doing, you will fall Hat? In other words, you will not be able
to graduate next month. Think of it! A whole year wasted just because outside pleasures
took more of your time than you gave to your school work. I thought when you were taken off
the ball team because your grades were below the standard, you would realize the position you
were in and try to do better, but it did no good, for day by day your grades fell lower and lower
until nowlu, the speaker paused, laid his hand upon the boy's shoulder, and then went on:
"I know that you can do it, for you've done it before. Won't you try hard Tom, for your own
"I'll try," was all he answered.
There were a few parting words and Tom went on his way. As he walked along his steps
unconsciously led him to the spot he loved so well,-the maple tree on the river bank. Here
it was that, from his boyhood on, he had thought out all his troubles, and here it was that he
went with this new perplexity.
As he sat there calmly gazing into the water flowing at his feet, the events of his high school
life came back to him as though they had happened but yesterday. How well he remembered
his first year in high school. He had been proud of his work then, for was he not at the head of
the class? The second year did not go quite so well, because he had suddenly taken a great
interest in athletics and spent much of his time on the field when he ought to have been getting
his lessons. The third year had been a happy one for him. He had been put on the team, proved
himself a worthy player, and helped win many a game, so that his fellow students were very
proud of him. The fourth year began in the same way but the fire of victory was burning in
him and he neglected his studies altogether. At last they fell below the average and he was
taken off the team, That was the last blow to his pride. After that he didn't care what he did
or didn't do. He never gave a second thought to his lessons, but he never dreamt that his grades
were as low as this.
He roused himself, kicked a stone into the Water, stood up, stretched himself, and started
home, determined that, for the rest of the term, he would make up for lost time.
The minute he entered the house, his mother noticed that something was wrong but said
nothing to him at the time. That evening, however, as he was sitting in the Morris chair lost in
thought, she gently put her arms about his shoulders and heard the whole story from his lips.
With a few words of encouragement she then left him to himself to make his own plans for the
future. And plans he did make, and good ones, too, so that from that time on he could be found
in the library with his books every evening. Friends and schoolmates wondered about the change
THE PIQUONIAN 57
which had come over him, and although many rumors were current, no one seemed to know the
exact truth. When someone dared to question him about it he always answered evasively.
Several weeks passed away thus, until Commencement was only a week off when Tom was
again called to the principal's office.
"Tom, " said the latter kindly, "I know you've tried your best these last few weeks, but-"
" But I've failed," finished Tom dejectedly.
"I'm sorry, Tom."
"Mr. Young, you've been good to me, better than I ever deserved. I've been a failure
I know, but," Tom grasped the man's hand, "you have taught me a lesson I shall never forget,"
and Tom had gone out of the door.
When he reached home his father was there, and the latter, noticing the dejected look on
the face of his son, said cheerily,
"What's the matter, son?"
"Failed? What do you mean?"
"just simply that I won't graduate next week. "
The father stared with unbelieving eyes in the direction of his son and then went on ap-
parently to himself:
"O why must my son, my only son, be such a disappointment?"
The next morning Tom did not come down to breakfast as usual. The meal was over and
still he had not made his appearance so his mother went upstairs and quietly opened the door
to call him, but he was not there-the bed had not been touched. She opened the closet door
-his clothes were gone. She sank into a chair and buried her face in her hands. Where had
her poor boy gone?
A thorough search was made for him by friends and relatives but the only clue found was
that he had taken the midnight train for the West. Descriptions were sent everywhere and
rewards were offered for information of his whereabouts but it was of no use. It seemed as
though the earth itself had swallowed him up.
Months came and went and grew into years, but still no trace of him was found. The mother
waited anxiously for him, never giving up hope but the strain was too great and she was rapidly
giving way under it. At first every ring of the door bell, every step on the walk had caused her
hopes to rise and she would Hy to the door expectantly, only to be disappointed again. Now she
was no longer able to go to the door but sat in her chair all day and watched all kinds of people
from beggars and peddlers to millionaires go past. Friends heard that her days were numbered.
Grief also was telling on the father. His hair had turned white and he was no longer the bright
gay man he formerly had been.
One day a touring car stopped in front of the house and a young man, his wife, and little
daughter, came up the walk. In answer to the friendly words " Come in, " they entered the room
and upon seeing the old lady in the chair, asked. if she was Mrs. Shaw. There was a startled
look in her eyes as she answered "Yes" and bade her guests be seated.
"Did youlhave you-heard anything of our Tom?" she asked almost breathlessly.
just why she asked that question she could not have told.
"Yes madam, that is why we are here today," was the reply.
58 THE PIQUONIAN
"Is he?-is he dead?"
No, he is alive and well."
"Thank.God," was all she could say.
"He sent me here today," continued the stranger, "to tell you of himself. Tom has been
my bosom friend for some time and when he knew I was coming east, he asked me if I would
bring a message to you from him. When I said that I would gladly do so, he answered, 'Tell
them that when I've made good I'll come back."'
just then Mr. Shaw came into the room.
"Oh father!" cried his wife, "this man has brought us news from Tom."
"From Tom+our Tom, you say?" asked Mr. Shaw as he sat down beside his wife and
placed his arm around her.
"From Tom Shaw, your son," and the stranger told his story again.
For a moment after he repeated: "Tell them that when I've made good I'll come back,"
no one spoke, then suddenly the stranger jumped from his seat and flung himself on his knees
"Mother!-Father!idon't you know me any more?"
The old couple started.
"Tom," said they in one breath.
And indeed it was he, Tom had come back-a man.
"But where have you been all these years?" asked Mr. Shaw.
" It is a long story," said Tom, "but I will try to be as brief as possible. When I left home,
I went to Chicago where I struggled with poverty and Satan for many months, and Satan got
the better of me many times. At first I was homesick, but I was too proud to come home.
" It was hard to find work but when I did find it, I did not have ambition enough to keep it.
As long as I had money I loafed, and when I was hungry I worked. Several times I became des-
pondent and would have ended it all but thoughts of home always saved me.
"One day a friend told me that he was going to leave for the West. This roused a desire
in me to go also and the next day I was on my way. I landed in a small town in Wyoming where
I loafed for several weeks Suddenly a change came over me. A beautiful young girl had gotten
off one of the trains and was met by an elderly man. As soon as I saw her I knew that she was
the girl for me.
"I found out that her parents had recently died and that she had come to live with her
uncle, Mr. Rind, who owned one of the largest ranches in the State. It did not take me long
to decide what to do and the next day I went out to the ranch to look for work. Luck was with
me for Mr. Rind was just in need of a strong man and I received the position. I worked as I
had never worked before and gradually was promoted to head-ranchman.
"You may imagine the rest. My love had grown stronger every day and finally I won my
"The old man is an invalid now, and has given the entire charge of the ranch over to me.
Father, I have made good, and I've come home to take you and mother back to Wyoming with
MARIE C. AGUENTHNER.
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Last ill and estament
of Class of ,I5
We, the Senior Class of 1915, of the city of Piqua, County of Miami, and State of Ohio
being of sound mind, and realizing that our days in P. H. S. are few, do make, ordain, and publish
this, our Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making null and void all other last
Wills and Testaments by us made heretofore.
First-It is our Will that all our just debts shall be paid immediately to the Faculty. We
wish to extend to them our thanks for their valuable help which was so willingly given.
Second-We give, devise, and bequeath the following:
1. This beautiful new building to all future high school pupils, hoping they will appreciate
it enough to leave it at its present location.
2. All the knowledge which we failed to acquire, also goes to our successors.
3. The sanitary drinking fountains to all those who thirst for knowledge.
4. The Victrola to all those who have really learned to appreciate good music, such as is
rendered by our high school orchestra.
5. Herman Fritsch's blushes to john Geyer.
6. Dorothea Gano's ability to whisper without getting caught, to Henrietta Plock.
7. Forrest Reed's art of hluffing to Lester Flowers.
8. Elizabeth Harkrader's curly locks to Emily Montgomery, to have and to hold forever.
9. Henry Wallbrunn's ability to argue to Eugene Smith, and realizing there is enough for
two, we give a portion to Elizabeth Ziegenfelder.
10. Helen Kopf's powerful voice to Herald Schmidlapp.
11. Chester Wolcott's hair to light up all the dark moments of the Freshmen.
12. Marvin Snyder's best suit of clothes to Leonard Craig, advising him to take a tuck
in the sleeves and to set the buttons over.
13. Ruth Maier's temper to Elinor Gano, hoping she won't indulge it too freely.
14. Billy Hirt's pitching powers to Edgar Plock, with best wishes for success.
15. Helen I-Ietherington's forwardness, to Neva Mote.
16. Fred Holmes's love for cutting classes to one Charles Holloway.
17. Joseph McCurdy's surplus flesh to Mary Chronerberry.
18. Charles French's popularity to Ralph Kerr.
19. George Foster's bulging purse to all the girls who can't afford to attend the games.
20. All our faults to the four winds and our good qualities to the memory of everyone.
In Testimony Whereof, we have set our hands to this, our Last Will and Testament,
at Piqua High School, this tenth Clflthj day of June, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand,
Nine Hundred and' Fifteen C1915j.
Signed, CLASS OF '15.
The foregoing Instrument was signed by the said Class of '15, in our presence, and by them
published and declared, as, and for their last Will and Testament, and at their request, and in
their presence, and in the presence of each other, we hereunto subscribe our Names as Attesting
Witnesses, this tenth day of june, A. D., One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifteen.
C. C. ARMSTRONG -
Witnesses: Truant Officer.
GEO. j. RASE,
60 THE PIQUONIAN
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"Let Woman and Passe Rose."-Vogue, Vol. VI.
"Alexander's Feast."-Good Housekeeping, Vol XVI.
"The Egoistf'-Current Opinion, Vol. VI.
Cron Freda- '
"Gentle Shepherdess.-Country Life, Vol. X.
"Modern Painter."-Delineator, Vol. XXII.
"Essay on Elocution."-The Orator, Vol. III.
"The Dunciad."-Everybody's, Vol III.
"Man of Fame."-The Nation, Vol. I.
"Incidents of the French Camp."-Youth's Companion, Vol. II
"Every Man in His Humor."-Fortnightly Review, Vol. XV.
"Dream Life."-Countryside, Vol. III.
"The Flirt."-"In Vanity Fair."-Vol. XV.
"The Lady of Shalott"-Harper's Monthly, Vol. IV.
"Dutchman's Fireside."-Die Deutscher, Vol. V.
"Old Maid Paradise."-Ladies World, Vol. IV.
'fThe Scholar."-Literary Digest, Vol. XVI.
"Bitter Sweet."-Harper's Bazaar, Vol. XVIII.
"Black Beauty."-Vogue, Vol. XXV.
"Captain, My Captain."-Everybody's, Vol. XIII.
"A Tale of Two Cities."-Piqua Daily Call, May 21-'15.
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"Reveries of a Bachelor."-Saturday Evening Post, Vol I.
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"In Prison for Debt."-Speetator, Vol. XXX.
"My Love is Like a Red Rose."-Tatler, Vol. IX.
Kirby, Garret and Wolcott, Chester-
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"Newcomers. "-Countryside, Vol. III.
"Home Idol."-Life, Vol. III.
"Foregone Conclusions."-Review of Reviews, Vol. XVII.
"Sister Helen."-Good Housekeeping, Vol. XII.
"The Silent Woman."-Ladies Home Journal, Vol. X.
"Sweet and Low."-Ladies World, Vol. XIV.
"Old Fashioned Roses."-Century, Vol. XIII.
"The Lady or the Tiger."-Life, Vol. XVI.
"Mocking Bird."-Musician, Vol. XVIII.
"The Legend of a Good Woman."-Living Age, Vol. II.
"The Last Ride Together."-Fater, Vol. XXXI.
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"Essay on Confection."-Good Housekeeping, Vol. X.
"Modest Proposal."-Outlook, Vol. C.
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"Essay on Burns."-Good Housekeeping, Vol. XII.
"Love's Labor Lost."-America. Boy, Vol. XIV.
"Pride of jennicof'-Vogue, Vol. XXI.
"June Hopes."-Outlook, LXVI.
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"Unseen Spirits."-Tatler, Vol. XI.
"The Rights of Man."-Ladies World, Vol. XII.
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"The Hundredth Man."-Century, Vol. XXXIV.
"Actions Speak Louder than Words."-Motion Picture Magazine, Vol. XX
"A Sentimental journey."-Harper's Weekly, Vol. X.
"Memory Hither Came."-Tatler, Vol. V.
"Put Yourself in His Place."-Spectator, Vol. XXX.
"Scenes of Clerical Life."-The Christian, Vol. XIV.
"Essay on Human Understanding."-Little Folk, Vol. II.
"A Nut Brown Maid."-Delineator, Vol. XXX.
"Vanity of Human Wishes."-Ladies World, Vol. XIV.
"The Ways of the Wind."-Current Opinion, Vol. VII.
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To the Members of the
S. Class of 1915:-
Standing as you are at the doorway that
separates Today from Tomorrow, looking
forward into the future that promises so
much, yet reluctant to leave the posses-
sions of the present, saddened a little
because of the separations soon to come,
buoyant with hope, eager to fare forth
upon the broader seas of life, beginning a
voyage the ultimate of which you but
dimly and imperfectly glimpse, you take
with you the kindliest good wishes of
THE PIQUA DAILY CALL
3 Mi?eGe5fM5G1wMMe5Eeee9L234 E
gg NEW YORK ALBANY gg
35 XV. 52ml St. 19 Chapel S
gg CHICAGO QQ
gg 6-1 VV. Randolph St. gg
E Samples of Wedding E
2 Stationery on Request E
5 CORRECT FORMS MODERATE COST E
66 THE I'lQUONlfX,N,,
L. G. LADY lJlCl'.Xli'l'BIEN'l'
S im WeStBHigh Sfmt Mrs. Letha Anderson
glnltary arber Shop Nlanieuring Sll2l,llllJ00lIlj.f
Ilillffllll Shave Sllillllpiltllllg Nlusmw, Scalp'l',.mhm,m
Massage Singeingr l
qc' P 'FRF xrlvxl llxvqx Nlilllllfillfllfillg ol'
' J '. f h Human Hair
hpec-:ally lor falling
Ilair and Damlrnff. li IC s 'I' S lf: ic V 1 e ic li E N IJ in R 1-1 ll
See MCC ABE
when in need of
Valspar Rock Floor Varnish
Brand of Fire Varnish
Carter White Lead, Anchor White Lead
Eagle White Lead, Oil and Varnish
THE LARGEST STOCK and THE LOWEST PRICE
523 North Main Street
Mulmel K. to llelen Louis: "ls this paper necessary?"
Mr. Hensler nhnosl :il the Slllllt' time: "Girls, so nnieh noise isn'l lieu-ss41l'y."
Helen l.: "Oh, yes my clear lnll it is IlCl't'SSllI'y. " lunswering lXlulvel's queslionj
Some one fleserilverl llo Gzlno as the girl who gets her mouth going and then goes off
and leaves it.
Ruth Maier in ilL'l'lllilll "'XYhile their friencls were eating. olhers alle Ilienlselves.
See the New Arrivals in
Wash Dresses and Palm Beach Suits
You will he delighted wilh lhenl. as well with
the very rezxsonnilmle priees.
' 2I2 62I4MAINSQ6
Bl X ,' '
4PlQUA,O. 'G v '
68 THE P1QUoN1AgN g
SERVICE and RELIABILITY
Arc essential features of any sueeesslul
business. XVe have made it the
foundation of our Companywa
trial will eonvinee. Piqua's lead-
ing and most up-to-clate Piano
and Vietrola store.
"We Are Broad"
"Ohio's only one priee no
commission piano house."
Cl If DIC TE CUT FLOWERS
FOR ALL OCCASIONS
P1 ITTED PLANTS
1521 Washington ffve.
Home Phone 184
The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
122 W. High St. On The Square
Mr. Patton: "This is Z1 poor map. Netherlantls and sea are lmolh eolorecl lwlue.
Marvin S.: "The clikes must have liroken. "
Miss Patterson: "Now as the Class has rearl all the poems I will ask the one you liketl
best. Margaret Hunter.
Mar aret H.: "I like "The Bo s" was the honest answer.
to tililllk the Arlvertisers ancl
all who have assisted them in
lllilkillg' our pulmlieations a
THE PIQUONIAN STAFF desire M G E X
is a medium of exchange
You received value
PIQUONIAN for your money at
Cor. Gordon'and South Streets
HOME Piiomc 397
113 W. Asn Sr. G
. 1' OCQI'
Dry Cleaning y
and Pressing We carry a full line of
fancy groceries, meats
CHAS. G. WESTFALI. and baking goods.
THE PIQUONIAN 60
hll'iN,S DIUCSS OXFURDS ff
,fam or Black q V f
33.00 to 05.00 5-gyms Me. -
LXITIICS' DRESS UXFURDS 'fo ' . :JK
l'm11-s and S.xNn.u,s r is I K: - .f. f
l,2l.t.l'llt auul Dull ,--U tu' -gf, f i' Zig,
'Q N ', ' ' . by
S2.00to 34.00 fu' - fy 5,2-rf-R
N I 4 I C 5
C. T. oo ON ,ile:,L.'f1-,',g,-5,55-.s..""T"T..QT
- f' 'E--Tia maoesr HIT IN Town" x
DR, G. M. KELLER Y. M. C. A
D E N TI ST
white ZBentaI 1BarIur
32915 NORTH MAIN STREET
HOME PHONE 1045 OVER BUSSER'S
Special SIIIIIIIIUI' ixI0llllN'l'SiliID
For 3 hlonihs
There was ll scholar nzunccl Recd,
l'lu-wi-ml gum :rs il man would fem-cl, A
He elwwecl on the left, J,
He Clin-wccl on the rij ,
Then vliewecl on the "side", hy night. J
and Visiting Cards
When in need of ellgrzlverl visiting
c':u'ds :mul Slnlionvry. we iuvilv
you to make :ul inspection of
the work we luru out. NVQ'
have hauullvml this class of
work for years and can
give you the lx-sl that
can be proc-urcrl for
Try us :uul sec.
Rankin and Zimmerman
The important event of your
school life--graduation--is surely
worth a portrait.
To exchange with classmates, to
Keep the Memory
Make an Appointment
416 N. Main St.
ls tlle place for MIC
and Ice Cream
THE PI-QUA-LITY STUDIO
f'ompare our High floss VVork and Reason
able priees with other Studios
YO U w11,l, A I. W A Y s eo :xl 14: ll li R ic
I.'E""e HUNTER 4"tbi.Ei?i5'3
TTTO iiii Sale 'i-W A
OF WAGNER. GROVICN
81 CO. Olf' l"l'llNI'l'lTlilC Ol"
ALL KINDS. MAKING
SOME NIFE l'RlCSEN'lfS
,IT PISIVICS THAT ARE
Iflllll T :-: :-: :-:
81 C O M P A N Y SXETSI. 335525
An Ideal P.
Laugh. ,, . ,
Dainty ., ,
Quiet , , t 7
tilt-ver , , , r ,
H. S. Girl.
like l-lzlnnali Morton
A like Margaret Leonnrcl
like lXfl2lI'gZll'L'l Frost
, .. ., , .. alike Helen Kopf
,, ,, like Mabel Kuhn
424 NCRTH MAIN ST.
HOME PHONE 1103
now on display, white hats
of all kinds, alsosporthats
Miss Ida Madison
220 Wood Street
147' KJV? I
Always the Best in photo plays.
FRED L. ADAMS, Mgr.
'Il'I.S,I fo offer our ron-
e fjl'llflll!lfI.0IIS fo flu' grail-
Illlfl'S of flu' f'lu.v.vQf '15
and. also, to call the :Lt-
iention of all to our full
line of lYl1ite Shoes for
C onr o y's Shoe Store
208 North Main Street, Piqua, Ohio
- THE PIQUONIAN 71
AR E YO U PARTICULAR
IN THE SELECHON OF YOUR TABLE FOODS
All of our Food Pl'0l1llC'1S u1'vl1z1114ll0d umlm' SANITARY comlitiolls. It pays
lo o1'1lc'1' your fumls fl'Olll firms who 1121111110 ll1c111 in that 111:1111101'
D. LOUIS A: SON, Jfantp Grntersak Meatwealers
ALI. MARKl'1'l'lNG UNDER ONE ROOF
TO THE CLASS OF 1915
::: fur the future :::
H Qttept nur congratulations auh harp best wishes
THE MILLER-BALDWIN CO. EISTJDHQZITOTHQEE
An Ideal P. H. S. Boy.
Hair ...,. ........ .... E like Chester VVOICOLL
Bruin . . A V. A A .V .... .. I f . .likc Clutrlcs Jamison
Nerve 1,O,,, A , ,like joe Mcfurcly
SITUI .... W V , . lllik' lVIzll'Vil1 Suyclcr
Appctilo ,,,, ..,,., , like Charles Frc11c'l1
65-I WEST IIICII ST.
304- Fl JILICCE ST.
GOODS Dl'Il1lYlfZRl'IlJ T0 ANY INRI
Ulf' 'l'IIl'l CITY
.I FULL LINE 01"
l'lI0f'0I,.1l TE fl.-INIJI'
,flI,ll'.-IYS IN STUCK
81 C O MPANY
Everylfzing in Sporiing
OUR SPECIALS IN PICTURE
FINE WATCH R.l'Il'AI RI NG
207 N. Main sr.
1916 MODELS HERE
The greatest line of Cars
THE BUICK MOTOR CO.
Smagt ever built
Styhsslgl Come and see them
" E ll ME OF
HENNE , S gllllm gmms 119 N. Main sr. Phone 517
Four Ways of Addressing the Teachers.
l' rt-slnnnn: I luh I
junior: I 1li1ln'l lnlnr thc rlllc-slion.
SCIIIUTI I chnl not cm11pr1'l1c11cl the nature ul the lllfllllfy. -
Your Summer Cloifzes
IIIIIHI he Ill0I'l' ihzln Stylish
E lhvy IIIIISI Ullllllllly HI,
slmpvlilu-ss unfl c-mnl'm'l.
Anil the only w:1ylosv1-111'v
ihvse hlvzll results is to llzlyv
them l2lIl0I'0II vxprc-ssly for
IAS. W. BROWN
Tailor l I2 W. Ash St.
For That "Day of Days"
XYIN-tln-1' it lac thc june XY1'cl1ling or firml-
llilllllll, SHOES urn- one of the CSSOIIIIRIIS nl'
XYLI llnvc sulm- 1'xl1'z1m'1li1111l'y Ol-l.l'l'lllgS fur
this lllUlllll. funn- anal look Qll the lnrgc
2lSSUl'lllll'Ill of styles now rcucly lu slmw. Nu Q
lrouhlc lu slum' slums.
ECONQMY SHOE STORE 5
403 N. Main St.
15 t erfect Fitting
, . it S opular .-
I Hgiijclpfhed SO , A I 'V ,
' P youhg mgnfdfheif 5' 1
filie V VbA1415iNf-Main SLQ 1 Q
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f ,howbarticularkAyouaieg . POSTOFFICE A , .,
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Fre d L0eff1.ef
,323 sf. - ffailui- Work Done in All Styles
z .I A ,NKZ i ,p I.. V Y i .
EXQUI 51TE DEs1GNS 'FOR ALLA' j J 1
OCCASIONS.1 f,CH0ICE CU'If , . ,
4 'Q' FLOWERS' ,, , AND1 ', POTTE . 1, ,
' - PLANTS ALWAYS GN: HAND' . ,Q p ' -
jj ' ' '1556fWgshi31gton Ave, V V 'f qDreSSed' P
ij Hbme.P1m'ng 2o51 v ' 1 , Meats, ,Fresh Madeg
'31 , VeaI Loaf, al1l,Kinds
'Se1 l-f ncifhixigu bixtffourfown . ' -
Q3 1 manufacture, siarr, Richi 0f Sal t Meatsf
mQHd, TraYSff-1 and ReH1i112+ ,
tdh Piginos, andPlayerS4 IZ! Q 512 W. High St.
QoNE PRIlCE'?0NE515ROFIT Home Phone su
Y0U'Sg6fVE'THEf'ADIFIfiliENCE.LV ' ' A ,' , ' b A
1 313 North MeiinASt.' I A
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