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Transcript of Annual, 1908
PUBLISHED BY THE
SENIOR CLASS OF THE MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL,MANSFIELD, OHIO.
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SUPERINTENDE NT -H. H . HELTER.
To one, who, by his unwearied efforts on our
behalf and his daily example of a staunch
character, has won our respect and esteem, we
dedicate our book.
HENRY H. HELTER,Our Superintendent and
our friend .
Mr. H. H. Helter, th e new supe rin te nde nt of t he Man sfield Publ ic Sch ools,was reared on a farm near G nadenhutt en , O hio. He received his ea rly t rainingin th e rural schools and la te r atte nded the Pu blic Sch ools of G nadenhutten . Hetaught in the ru ral schools for four years, a nd in 188 5, e nt ered th e Pr epa rato ryDepartment of Ohio Wesleyan Univ ersity, gradua t ing f rom th e inst itut ion wit hthe degree of A. B. in 1891.
Th e same year, he ente red upon his du t ies as supe rinte nde nt of th e G nade n-hutten Public Schools, which positi on he held unti l 1893 wh en he beca mepr incipa l of t he Troy High School. In 1899, he was made super intende nt of theW ap akoneta Publ ic Sch ools, and af ter eight years of ver y effi cient s ervice, waselected to th e pos it ion of superint en dent of th e Mansfield Public Sch ools.
Mr. Helt er is well kn ow n th roughout the state as a school man of enthusiasmand ability, wh ich is attes ted by th e positi ons of prominence he has held.
He has served as Se cre tary of th e O hio Teachers' Association , a nd wascounty examiner of Augla ise C ounty for six year s . At pr esent, he is a memberof th e State Board of School Examiners an d also of t he Legislative committee ofth e Oh1O Teach ers ' Ass ociati on.
Man sfie ld High School extends him a wel com e hand and most ea rne st lyw ishes him a continuation of his past success.
Through a loyal and unswervmg devotion to thestandards and ideals of the Mansfield High School, weshall attain that knowledge, discipline, culture, refinementand breadth of view which will enable us to render our
greatest service to humanity.
W e believe in the Mansfield High School; in its
class and school spirit, its high standards, its lofty ideals,its professional and inspiring teachers.
A price is set on success in school,
It is indeed a simple rule;No royal road for high or low,
You must labor and suffer if you wouldforward- go.
H. H. HELTER, Supt.
We' re going to print a pap er!'Twil l be a gra nd one too!We'll sh ow th e rest of the classesWhat "nineteen -eight" can do.For we're th e staff appointedBy the Mansfield High School crew.
W e'll use no copied sketches,O ur stories will be of the best;The poe ms must be orig ina l;For parodies we det est.O ur joke s will all be fun ny.Now, really , we don 't jest.
For we ' ll come out victo riousAnd at the close of this y earWe' ll have fou nd the wo rk to be but fu n,And so we've naught to fear.
Editorials . . . . . . . . . .Among th e Beautiful Pict uresFaculty . . . . . .Sp ring Fever . . . .Se nior Cl ass PictureSen ior Roll . . . . .History of th e Cl ass of 'oSSen ior Poem . . .Sa ints a nd Sinn e rs .Seni or Pr ophecy . .Jun ior Cl ass Pictu reTh e Jun iors' ReceiveA J unior Poem . . .Soph omore C lass PictureA Sophomore Poem. . .A G roup of Freshmen Picture .Anothe r G roup of Fre shmen P ictureA Fr eshman Essay . .A Fr es hm an PoemTh e Alumn i .Our Mar y }'Mr. LeppoGeorgeM. H. S. O rchestra PictureMale Q ua rte tte P ict ur eG lee Club Picture . . . .Th e Literary So cieti esBoy s' Basket Ball T eamPictureAthl eti cs .Gi rls' Athleti cs ' .Base Ball Boys' Picture .Bas e Ba ll Sch edul e . . .A Group of Int erior Views of M. H. S .The Inevitable Aunt MariaDies Scholae . . . . . . . .The Indian Maiden's Death SongA Fr eshman's Exp erien ce . . . .A G host Story . . . . . . . . .Anot her Group of Int erior Views of M. H. S .The PestilenceKnocksBoard of Educ ationAfter . . . . . .
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THE AN NuAL
It was w ith deep regret tha t we hea rd las t sp ring of Mr. C . L. Van Cleve'sresi gna tio n as Superintend ent of th e Mansfi eld Public Sch ools and his ac cepta nceof a s imila r positi on at Toledo, O hio. He wa s honored and estee med by ev ery -one a nd we a ll a re confiden t t hat he w ill be of g rea t se rvic e in thi s wide r field ofwork .
To Mr. H. H. Helter we exte nd a welcoming han d. He has in a ll wayspr ov ed hims elf a ma n of th e high est morals and sound judgment. He is doinga ll poss ible for th e advanceme nt of th e School in eve ry line of work a nd by sodoing is w inning t he ad miration of a ll.
Considerable change was mad e last fall in the corp s of tea chers .
Mr. C . D . C a rpente r is now teach ing phys ics and ch em ist ry in the HighSchool at Newark , Ohio, He has been in Man sfield seve ra l tim es th is yea r andhas bee n most hea rt ily we lcomed. Mr. Agler has accepte d Mr. Carpent e r's po-sit ion her e .
Mr. A. K. Allen is enjoy ing life in Seat t le, Wa shington , a nd at th e sametim e is keeping up his reco rd as an excellent tea che r. Mr. Miller has tak en hisplace in t he depar tm ent of mathe matics .
Miss Bessi e C uster is a lso enjoy ing weste rn life-but in San Luis , C olorado .Miss Custe r wa s marri ed to Mr. Paul B. Albr igh t on Mar. I I, 1908, at t he F irstM. E. C hurch . T he Sophomore and Junior class es we re delighted to receive in-vitations to her weddi ng. Mr. Blankenho rn has taken her pos ition .
Miss Mary Soyez is te ac hing Lati n a nd Greek, in Evanston, III. Sh et ells us t hat her work th ere is ve ry pleasant and t hat t he s ta nda rds of th e schoolare exceedin gly high . Miss Ann a E . Miller of this city was chosen as t each er ofLat in an d G reek in her place .
Because of t he inc reased number of Freshmen it was necessar y to have an-other teac her in Algebra. Miss Mabe l M. C a rson fr om Glenwood, Minnesota,was ch osen for t his work .
Editor ials . . . . . . . . . .Among t he Bea ut iful Pict uresFaculty , , . , , .Spring Fe ver . . . .Sen ior Class PictureSenior Roll . . . . .History of th e Class of 'oSSeni or Poem . . .Saints a nd Sinne rs .Sen ior Pr ophecy , .Junior Cl ass P ictur eTh e Juniors ' ReceiveA Jun ior Poem, . .Soph om ore Class Pictu reA Sophomore Poem , . .A G roup of Fres hmen Picture .Anot he r G roup of Fre shmen PictureA Fr eshman Essay . .A Fr es hma n PoemTh e Alumni .O ur Ma ry }Mr. LeppoG eorgeM. H. S . Orchestra PictureMale Q uar tette P ict ur eG lee C lub P icture . . . .Th e Literary Societi esBoys ' Bask et Ball T eam Pi ctureAthletics . . . . . . . .G irls' Athletics ' , . . . .Base Ball Boys' Pictu re .Base Ball Schedule , . .A Group of Inte rior View s of M. H. S 'The Inevitable Aunt Mar iaDies Scho lae . . . . . . . .The India n Maiden's Death SongA Freshma n's Experien ce . . . .A G host Story . . . . . . . . .Anoth e r G roup of Int e rior View s of M. H. S .The P estilenceKnocksBoard of Educati onAfter . . , . . .
The pup ils of the High School ga ve an oratorio, "The Prodigal Son," onApr il 15, 1908, at the C ongr egational Church. Under the able direction of Pro -fess or Bellingham, with some local a id, this proved to be a grand success.
As will be noticed, th e Fresh men and Sophomore classes have not organizedthi s yea r. This course was tho ught to be advisable as very little is ever accomp-lished by th ese orga nizations .
Other class es have boasted of th eir numbers and thei r class sp irit. We, theth e class of '08, have something more th an this of whi ch to boast. We do nothave as man y memb ers as some classes before us , but we have abi lity and pluckas is most clearl y sho wn by our work. We hope that afte r we have left the HighSchool it cannot be said of one membe r of '08 that he has received his diplomaundeservedly .
C ommencement th is year will be held on J une 5. Th e twelve of the classchosen as sp eakers a re; Charles Sher iff, Jack J enn er, Will Finney , Roy Spetka,Frank Fox, Mari e Bowers, Marguerite Bange, Margaret Linds ey, Maude Walker,Marie Marw ick, Hazel Plummer and Marth a Pa y ne.
In thi s, th e first ap pearance of the Annua l, we have end ea vored to give allour readers a better kno wledge of our schoo l and the work acoomplished by it,and to arouse enthusiasm in the hearts of all for a higher and broade r education.
We have given an idea of t he artistic ability by many cuts. In the stor iesand poems we are confident you will find certa in evidence of litera ry talent .Neither ha ve athletics been totally neglect ed. We have exce llent basket ball andbas e bal l teams, showing th at there is st ill much spirit in th e school. It is also acredit to M. H. S. to real ize th e great num ber of its members w ho are musicians .
The C omm ercial Departm ent, we thi nk, dese rves sp ecia l attent ion andpraise. Had it not bee n for the he lp of th ree of its students who so willingly havetypewritten all our ma nuscripts, we assure you t his paper would not ha ve beenpubli sh ed so quickly.
Now we , t he staff of '08, wish to express our hearty app reciat ion and thanksto a ll th e teach ers , pupi ls and advertis er s who have helped to make this Annua la succ ess .
If we have not attained th e sta ndard for which you had hoped, do not censureus too se verely ; rememb er th at we ar e only human. We do not profess to beskilled writers but we ha ve done our bes t . If, however, we have accomplishedour a im and yo u are pleased with t his Ann ual, do not fa il to give us our due credit .
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THE A N NUAL
AMONG THE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES.
Among the beautiful picturesT ha t hang on memory 's wall,Is one of th e dea r old boardroomT hat seemeth th e best of all.Not for its ai r of comfort ,W hich invited t he staff to meet ,Not for the la rge front wi ndow,W hich gave us a view of th e st ree t.
The study room may be better,T he lib ra ry ' ll do for so me;But give me the dea r old board room,T he re's whe re you have the fun .Not for its ingrain carpetsNor its fancy cushioned cha irs, ( ?)Not becau se its t he place to goTo be rid of high school cares.
But 'twas t he re we worked on th e paperWhich we now present to yo u,Hop ing you ' ll receive it kind ly,And read its contents too.And now of a ll the picturesT ha t hang on me mory's wa llW hat wonde r t he dea r old boardroomSeem eth the bes t of al l.
PROF. H. E. HALL.
PROF. H. E. HALL.
How sha ll we attempt to describe him w ho is, one might say, "An ax iom;a self-evid ent truth, "who is no my th ologica l hero of ancie nt t ime who is to be en-dowed with bravery and all good g races for t he benefit of wo rsh iping students,but an everyday so lid fact . Her e is no opportunity for flowery description, nora ny thing but the truth, because, "after th e deluge," and no matter on wh ich sidewe might end- whethe r of too fuls ome praise or too real a chronicle of facts - wesh ould surely be "called on th e ca rpet " the next day , and rece ive our bless ing orthe oppos ite .
The subject of our sketch, being by reason of his position, an exa mple forth e future citizens of our commonwealth, must be above repr oach, a t iresomeatt itude for mere man-made endura ble by th e fact th at it must be maintain edfor only th ree four ths of th e year. During the blessed summer months he mayre lax , go fishing, say a bad word if th e fish don't bite, and his pleasur e is ove r-sh adowed only by th e th ought of th e approach of September . Talk about theIdes of Ma rch! It was nothing compared with th e first of Septemb er in themind of him wh o must aga in become an example. .
In school we see him thus: He has a round jovia l face, with his eyes hiddenbehind great specta cles . When those spectacled eyes turn on y ou, t hey some-t imes bring a laugh and oth er times a chill, but as Mr. Hall's weakness is laughingthe chills don't come very ofte n.
His man ner is t hat of one who is inter ested in every body . He can listen toa joke, and en joy it great ly, an d th e next minute list en attent ive ly to a str ing ofwoes dry enough to put him to sleep. By experience pup ils have found out thatthey should never tell Mr. Hal l t heir woes until they ha ve first "privately seenthe teacher."
Mr. Hall's cordial greeti ng whenever and wherever you se e him makes youfeel good.
What would we do in the morning if we didn't se e him walking about th ehalls sp eaking to everybody , and in th e meanwhile adjust ing his spectacles andth en th oughtfully rubbing the side of his head as if it ached.
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THE A NN U A~L11,
Miss Helen T . Simpso n-English Literature a ndtwo yea rs of French .
Miss Kate S. Moore is teacher of F reshmen andSophomore Algeb ra and Sophomor e G eomet ry.
Miss Lucy Stine ins t ructs t he Sophom ores in Me-dieva l and Modern History , t he J uniors in English andUnited States History , and English Liter atu re, and both
J uni ors and Sen iors in Ci vics .
Miss Anna E. Miller has cha rge of t he Junior andSenior classes in Lat in and G reek, and conducts aSen ior class in Ast ronomy and a Sophomore class inRoman History .
Miss Emily M. Abbott teaches F reshman Rh etoricand Cl assics and also has cha rge of th e Fr eshmanRhet oricals.
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Mr. C ha rles M. Agler is instruct or in the Depart-me nt of Phy sics and C hemistry. W ell selecte d Lab -ora tory experimen ts s uppl em ent t he text .
Mr. J . M. Holmes is p rincipal of the Comme rcialDepa rtm ent . He teaches Arithm et ic, C ommercia lGeography , C omm er cial Law, Shorth and, Typewritingand Bookkeepi ng.
Mr. Miller is inst ructor in second year Algeb ra ,Plane a nd Solid Geomet ry, Advan ced Algebra a ndT rigonometry .
Mr. Blankenh orn is t eacher of A, B a nd C C om-mercial English, D Rhetoric a nd C lass ics, a nd C G en -eral History a nd Cl ass ics .
Mr. Albert Bell ingham is musical dire ctor .
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Miss Margaret Feldner and Miss Bertha Ruess havecharge of the German De pa rtm ent. There are twocourses offered , a three ye ars' course and a four years'course:
Miss Matilda Snyder has charge of Study RoomNo.1 and the Library.
Mrs. Jen nie C. Downend is instructor in Draw ing.
Miss J ess ie McIlvaine is Supt. Helte r' s assistantin his office.
Miss Mabel M. C ar son teaches some Freshmanand Soph omore classes in Algeb ra, and so me Sopho-mores in beginn ing G eome t ry .
Miss Ilen a M. Swain has char ge of th e A, B, andC Lite rar y Societi es , and all G ener al Rhet orica ls.
Miss Helen T. Brown teaches beginning Latin anda lso Caesar class es .
Miss Doroth y Waugh is both a study-room te acherand P rot. Halls ' assistant.
Miss Ma ry Aber le is teacher of Elemen tar yScience and Ancient History.
THE A N N U A L
A Sp ring Fever Microbe went by one day JAnd flew in th e school-hous e . ijus t over th e way;Study-roo m O ne was first in t he row,For th e study-room 's windo ws were ope n, y ou know .
Th e bold little germ nearly fell in his track;At th e numbe r of pupils , he was ta ke n aback-And quick through th e window, he made his retreat,To his waiting fa mily, out in the street .
The w hole microbe fa mily quickly we nt in,And looked wi th glee at what could be se en." I' ll fix No. I," t he old microbe sai d,"And yo u do what yo u can to the rooms overhead ."
And that afternoon things see m far from right ,Though the SU.1 shone in through th e w indows , brigh t ;Th e schola rs yawned and one or two slept-For into thi s school, Spring Fe v er had crept.
T he teache rs at first didn't seem to care ;But aft er aw hile, they began to desp a ir.Fo r how cou ld th ey hope th e best order to keep,When right in the ir midst, th e pupils wou ld slee p.
And th en Mr. Hall t ook t he matter in ha nd ,And cam e into t he rooms with a ma nner not bland:He pounded and scolded ar ound one whole day,And did his disgust a nd annoyance display .
The pupils awoke from their sleep with a jerk ;The bold little germs looked indigna nt and hurt.So th ey all assembled wi th out delay ,And out of t he building went sadly away .
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JA CK JENNER
C LARE McELHINNEY
MOTTO :-Possunt qu ia posse viden tu r.
CO LORS :- Light Blue and Gold.
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THE GRADUATING CLASSOF 1908.
Geo rge Balliet-A yo uth jolly and witty .
Marguer ite Bange Th e fairest ga rden in her looks- And in he r mind th e wisest books .
Lloyd Bar r-Full of st range ideas .
Kather ine Baxter-And she was t ired of books .
Lee Baxter-A learned fellow.
Nina Bell-She was never known to frown .
Marie Bowers- O pinions had she, none could change.
Carson Branch-A great mechanic, he.
Earl Bushnell -His music hath charms to move th e savage breast .
Mary Bushnell - A ge nt le prese nce.
Leona Cal vert-Patience is her chief virtue .
Beatrice Charles-What smiles!
Mildred Cla rk- Wh ose voice all ears took capti ve .
Forest Cleland-He seemeth bus ier than he is.
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Una Crum- Th is was one that lived to labor and stu dy and plan.
Lenor e C unningham-Her ready blush is cha rming to behold .
Marie Endly-She the swe et est of all singe rs .
Ruth Finfrock-Dignified in manner, fa ir in face.
Will Finney-A jolly good fellow.
Frank Fox-He would make exc uses plausible .
Ear l Frankeberger- A powe rful voice hath he.
Ruth Harri s-An open face with heart as true .
C arrie Herrin g-She hath a pleasa nt smile for everyone .
Willa rd Hess- Please go away and let me sleep.
Jack J enner-To be learned is to be wise .
Martin J elliff-An Athlete bold.
L ' J She doeth little kindnesse souise ones- That most leave undone, or desp ise .
Vance J udson- How he could lead th e rooters!
Jos ephine Kalmerten-Kindliness is he r chief virtue .
Vernon Kern-Here to-day-gone to-morrow .
Fred Langdon-He hath man y friends among th e girls.
Leeta Law rence-A business lady .
Eth el Lehman- Her eyes ar e rav en black .
Josephine Lemon-A merry hea rt that laughs at care .
Howa rd Leppo-His calling wa s to toss th e ball.
Mar ga ret Linds ey-i-She hath a twinkle in her eye.
Wilbur Linds ey-Business makes th e man .
Cla ra Long-s-With curls so gay .
Edna Maglott-T he glass of fas hion.
Marie Mar wick-She is fu ll of fact and eloquence .
Irene Massa-She never said a foolish word.
Mable McC urdy -In all things wise.
Cl ar e McElHinne y-Tall a nd dark and good to look upon .
Jen nie McFarland-Well could sh e write a grind .
Edith Meily-Slenderly fash ioned .
Kath leen Mendenhall-Always talking, ta lking, talking.
Delta Mitche ll - SAhed'S pretty to IWk a l~ jwithn witty to ta WIt 1.
Kat herine Murphy-- How She would giggle!
Mary Murphy-From her grea t height she looked down upon us.
Milo Patterson-Seldom is such qu ietness found.
Ma rth a Payne-Serap hic intellect and force .
Hazel Plummer- No one did writ e sh e knew not of.
Ma rie Picker ing-Full we ll she sang .
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Pearl Remy-She is a winsome, wee th ing:
Dorothy Reichart-Sie kann Deutch sprechen.
Nellie Rupert- She has a st ill small voice.
Ch arles Sheriff-A little lad, but wonderous wise.
Bertha Schill-s-Small of stature.
Dorothy Shonfield-She is both gay and witty .
Florence Shir es-She hath a good word for eve ry body .
Irene Smith-There was a sound as of singing.
Roy Spetka-Rich in saving common sense.
Virginia Stark-Gentle in manner, resolute in deed.
Edwin Stevens-Of delicate mood and temper, he.
Margaret Sturges-A sprin gy motion in her gait.
Ear l Terman-A generous chap.
Hazel Umbarger-Well could she draw, with pencil and pen.
Anna Voegele-She is a pleasant maid.
Russell Vose-He was a " Mary" youth.
Gle nna Wickert-She liked to tease.
Maude Walker-Her mind to her a kingdom is.
Marie Waring-A seeker after knowledge.
Frieda Wolf-Quiet and Demure.
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HISTORY OF"THE CLASSOF 1908.
It wa s with a hurried bea ting of our hearts that we, as a class , first entered 'th e "train" wh ich was to carry us on our journey for the -next four ye ars. Thedamp, foggy morning is well remembe red, and we now know that is true that apoor beginnin g mak es a good en ding.
Wh en , at a tap of the bell, and with Pr of. Hall as engineer, th e tr ain st arted ,we were, to be sure, rath er frightened, but we were confident th at th e mot ionwould soon be fa miliar . There was a grea t prelim ina ry pulling an d runnin g to andfro before the differen t coac hes we re safe ly at tached and we were we ll star ted.
Th e t rain, of course was M. H. S . and the coaches the different rooms. Asour class was so very la rge, we filled sev era l, and needless to say were very proudof the fact .
We were even pro ud to be known as Freshmen, although it did bri ng downupon our heads man y ta unts , and much ridicu le, for it sh owed to all who wishedto know, th at we had attained a posi tion of some importance in the wor ld.
During the first y ear, life pas sed sm oothly ; our class was organized withBennet C ooke as our first pres ident. Soon, howev er, came field-day and th efirst long stop-vacati on .
As Sophomores we again pursued our journey , this time in coaches whichsh owed our more advanced station in life . Although we steadily increased in wis-dom, it was not until our Junior year th at we were looked upon as being of someaccount. The recepti on give n in hon or of t he Senio rs marked this year ' in ourmemo ry and it need only to be said th at we uph eld the honor of the school.
Last September we again resumed our places, having our special car withMiss Aberl e as our conductor, now well kn own and respected, for we are Sen iors.Although man y of our memb ers have been forced to leave school, ye t we are stilla large body of students, and eac h day we are becoming better acq uainted witheach ot her . O ur class has been singularly for tu nate, as we have had no vacantchai rs , caused by a visit of the Reaper.
This, ou r yea r of ha rdest work, is also abo ut the most pleasant of a ll, fo r weare more fully awake to the benefits which may be obtained from our school.Man y are preparing for college, while othe rs do not yet k now what the future hasin store for them.
All too soon we mus t graduate and enter upon new duties and occupations.Truly , our pas t wor k an d play have been but th e preparation for th e part of ourlife whic h is so soon t o comm en ce.
With grea t pleasure we will look back upon our schooldays as we rememberth e joys and even t he harder things which came to us in M. H. S. ; for our schoolday s are some of the happiest of our lives.
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Backwa rd, a Senior, turn back in thy flight,. Co me, be a Freshm an , now, just for tonight;Senior, a look of shy modesty feign ,Rest th y weak eye s and th y wo rk-wea ried brain ,Smooth from t hy fore head th ose dignified airs ;Reme mber wh en Fresh men you' ve fallen downstairs;T o me give attention, nay, not for long,List to my song, Sen ior, list to my song.
T o th e tenth of Sep tember , 19 and 4,Let th y th oughts wa nder, dear Senior, once more,' Twas th en we first entered the Mansfiield High School,We loved our dear te ach er s; obeyed eve ry rule,C ame to school dai ly at ten afte r eight,If we were tardy, ah, sad was our fate;
_ For Seniors might tau nt us ; and that we did hate." You' ll not be late, Fres hie, yo u' ll not be late."
But burstin g forth from our verdure so gree n,We were ranked as Soph ' mores, t he proudest e'er seen .W e held our heads high as we walked thro ' the ha ll,And mocked at the Sen iors, so stat ely and tall.We wer e tar dy eac h mornin g.Lut why should we c ue ?For Freshmen at us in wond er would sta re;At th e close at th e year we had cause to bewa il,Why did yo u fai l, Soph' more, why did you fai l?
Tired of th e hollow, th e base, th e untrue,We determined as Juniors to star t life anew,Full many a tria l we calmly endured,For to us now great fame was assured.So at our stud ies we labored long,Det ermin ed to mak e a found ation strong.As we heard th ese words, how our hearts did swell," You did very we ll, Juniors, you did very we ll."
Now we've grow n wear y of to il and tears,Our hopes have all vanished, as well as our fears ;We take life so easy and strut thro' th e hall;We' re Seniors, ' tis true, exa lted by all.And ' t is not uncommon, qui te early each mornTo hear from a Senior, at first peep of daw nThese words, with a s igh so long and so deep:"Please let me s leep, mother , pleas e let me sleep. "
Senior, dea r Senior, th ose years have soon passed,O ut on life's voyage we soon will be cas t;Som etimes, with yearning and sorrow unfei gned,We'll visit the scen es of our school life aga in;Look back in th e fut u re and then it shall seemT hese four sho rt yea rs have been only a dream,And a happ y one, too, th at will eve r endur e,For "Possunt qu ia posse v ive ntur ."
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SAINTS AND SINNERSOR
YE WISE AND YE OTHERWISE-L. A. 8., '08
A Naught-Eightrality or Modern Myrakle Playe. Given In Continuous Per-formance-Sept. 9. 1907 to June 12, 1908. Bye a Selekted
Number of Ye Aforesaid.
Ye Ancient and Decrepit Father Tyme . . Mr. BranchYe Reve rende and Vene rated St. Pe ter . . Mr. Sh er iffHis Satannic Maj esty , Ye Devylle. . . . Mr. BallietYe Verdant and Bashful Fr eshman . . . . . Mr. Jarr ettYe Tu rgid and Boysterous Sophomore. . . . Mr. SilcottYe Turbulent and Refractory Ju nior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. O berlinYe Noble and Hygh-m ynded Senior . . . . Mr. Judson
Management of Messrs. Helter , Hall & C o.
YE PLOTTE.(N. B.-Ye Myr akle Play e her ewith described is y e Heavyn-directed inspira-
tion aroused bye ye st range and incomprehensible letha rgic state of minde of man yeof y e M. H. S. students .)
SENIORS AND CHILDREN:-Lette it bee kn owne unto th ee th at ye initiatoryscen e in ye Myrakle Play e, sha ll and does consist of ye int roduct ory speeche byFather T ym e; ye said speech to have as subject ye disclos ure of cer ta in of yeheretofore unknown fakts concerning ye mysteri e of ye plotte. Wherefor e dothFather Tymme promulgat e ye followin g selection of unekselled oratorie :
" I pray thee, lords and ladies , ekshibit no disdeyn,I bow befour yo u hum bly, some wo nde rs to expleynFour I am Father Tyme, renown edde far and neare,So ga ther close arounde mee, th e better fou r to hear e,Whyle I continue two keepe payeeWith ye playe th at's tak ing place .
" Along Lyfe's Stream the High Scho ol shippe I steere,Watching y e shyfting crewes fromme yea re to y ea re.Each falle a hord e of Fr eshmenrie see I heare.Some fewe of these, as Soph omores, wise r wax eThr ough y e se rried rankes of Juniors, shiftlesse and laxe,Unt il ye Senior comes, ye worthyest climax e."
" But never ha th ye standard beene so lowe;Ne' er seen I classes that did vexe me soe,But nowe, th ey e must in turn e appeyreIn pa ine , in tremblinge and in fey re .He re shall St. Pe ter judge t hem and desyde upon ye fayte.W ho swelles ye Devy lle' s harveste ; who enters Heaven ' s gay te ?"
Hea re commenceth y e Myr akle Play proper.(SCENE-Ye scene viv idly port ray eth ye ent rance to ye C elesti a l Kingdome
on y e one syde and y e Inferno at y e othe r sy de . Ye rev erend and ven erated St.Pe ter, appary led in ye spotlesse white robe above which appear eth ye la rge ex-panse of y e sno w-white win gges; w ith y e great keye at ye gy rdle an d with yeHea vynli e ledger under ye arme, app ea reth at ye Heavynli e Portals in y e per -form an ce of ye duties as portere . Frome behin d him issueth four th y e subl ymemusik of ye *C . S . 0 ., chantyn g "Ye Wh ollie C itie." On ye oppos ite sy de hiscrimson-garbed Sattannic Majesty preside th ove r ye yawnyng ent rance of Hades,whence ar iseth gaseous vape urs havy ng an odor like unto sulphur .)
Ye scene doth opy n in a pleasant confabulashun betweene St . Peter and y eDevylle. Next entereth y e ve rdant Fr eshman in feyre and tremblyng and whomSt . Pe ter apostrofizeth as followes;
"Behold ye, one and alle, th is thing fashioned in ye form of man ," in whichhe la ith emphassisse upon ye extreme yo uth and verdancie of y e Fres hmen, whothen proceedeth to enume rate wha t doings he hath par t icipated in; and which hefoolish ly but confidentlie thinks may suffice to gain for him adm issio n to y e afore-sa id and abovement ioned C elesti al Porta ls . Fina lly St Pete r doth waxe soe angriethat his righteous wrath overcometh him, as portraid in the followyng Iy nes:
"Full many a yeare for thee I've soughte,Only to fynde that, by y e st a rs;
Tho u hast a lengthie tr aine of thought;Mayde up, a las , of emptie cars. "
Then rendereth St. Peter y e decision thusl ie:"To ye Land of Sha ydes get thee he nce,To await y e tym e when Pluto relyntsAnd fre eth thee f rom Cerberus ' fang.Whe re doth tym e so heavie hang."
*C . S. a.- Cherubic Smy phonie Orchestra.
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At t his poynte in ye play e, y e Devylle seizeth y e now rep entant y outh a ndfling eth him C"it"- to be exact) into ye seething depths of Had es, from whe ncecometh ye fearsome noises as of hiss inge sterne . Soone ye Freshman slowliedr aweth ye bod ie up out of ye Infernal Abysse, followed by ye exec rations of yedissapointed Devylle an d ch an t yn g y e truthfull e and self-expla nato ry verse:
"Oh w oe is me if I shoulde telleOf t he wonde rfu l t hings in - - - - the re.You sente me down there , a few things for to learn :They sente me back, sayi ng 'Yo u're too greene to burn.'''
T he n appeare t h ye slot hfu l, sacr ilegious , sa nct imonious Sop homore upon yescen e a nd he fareth like upto ye e me ra ld F res hma n, exc epty ng th at he returnet hnotte, a lt hough t here ari s eth much sounde as of seethin g and of hissyng as before.Neither can ye refr actory Jun ior appease y e risyng wr ath of y e aforesaid St. Peterwh o is ar ous ed to extreme indignation . wh erie ye Jun ior is forced to make yedamnyin gadm issione thate as y ete no preparations ha ve beene made to banquette
. ye nobell Seni or. At th ys jun ctu re St. Pet er handeth y e Jun ior ye lemon mucheafte r th is fashi on :
"Go t he prim rose way e to th e everlastyng bonfyre ."
Lastlie appear eth ye nobell Sen ior, whose comy ng maketh ye hearte of St.Peter to rejoice and who is welco med by this encom ium:
"Hail t hee , th oue nob el! yo ut h,We've wa ited t hy comyng, in sooth:I will e be pleased to lend thee mye ey reFor news of th y triumphs. to hey re."
At y e earnest solicitashun of je Sai nte, ye Senior recounte th ye rnanie oc-complishme nte s, ye athleti c doyn gs, ye power e in stuntes, etc:
" I have ente red into every gay meIn a fa ir and honest t rie fo r fay me.High e hopes t ha te burn e like stars sublym eI che ris hed, in hope of t his joifu l!e tyme. "
Whereupon y e ve ne rable Sainte interrupte th hym e in this wyse:"Pause not thou inne indec issione!Consummate thy y outhfull e vis ion ne!Welcome to thy joies Elys ianne!," O h, nobel! yo uth th ou ca nst indeede aspyreT o t his geelorious Heavy n of desyreWhe re enter onlie t hose whom we ad myre . '
Then e he ushereth ye Sen ior into y e Hail es of Paradise a mids t gr eate rej oic -yng a mongst y e attend ant an gels at ye va luab le accessione to th eire numbere andpaeans of prayse for ye c1 asse of "08.
L. A. B.-'08,
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SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY.(N. B.. .Ti me. 1920.)
l=== := = = = = := = =dJ \It was Saturda y night . As a n agent of th e firm of Dr. Jo hnson & Son, I had
experienced a particular ly st renu ous week, ca nvassing in th e vicinity of Pittsburg,and, th orou ghl y t ired out , I fac ed th e ente rtai ning pros pect of a n evening in ahote l and a still mor e ente rta ining Sunday .
As 1 nea red my hotel I heard th e sound of a ta mbo ur ine a nd the stra ins of"Come, Thou W ander er, " an d then I notic ed a little circle of Sal vationists , hold-ing a meetin g on th e oppos ite corn er. On approach ing the gro up, I gazed idlyar ound th e circl e, a nd th en my attention becam e sudde nly rivet ed upon th e fac eof th e sin ge r. Th ose features unde r th e poke bonn et were unmistakably th ose ofmy oid classmate, Virgin ia Stark .
My first impulse was to speak , but, cons idering t he plac e a nd th e onlookers,I kept si lent a nd though tfu lly entered my hotel.
In t he evening, not w ishing to stay a lone, I we nt to t he Y. M. C . A. whereI was told t he t hird nu mber on the lecture cou rse wa s to be give n . It turn ed outto be the famo us .Judson C once rt C o. headed by our old friend Van ce . His solos ont he flute were gr eatl y appreciated . W ith him as piani st, was C arrie Her ring, a ndMartin Jelliff was basso-ca ntante.
Sunday morn ing, I attended the Emery M. E. Church . T he choir was ledby Marie Pickering. I was beco ming inured to th e unexpected, and so did notevince my s urp rise, but whe n th e minister rose and gave out th e reading, I cou ldnot-I simply could not prevent a n exclama tion. It was th e Reverend Fr ed er ickLan gdon ! My neighbor looked furtive ly at me w ith a gentl e reproof in he r eyes.I immediately subs ided, and list en ed to a well-delivered se rmon .
At dinner in th e hotel , I noticed two M. H. S. '08s:---Floy C ampbell a ndIren e Massa , conversin g over th eir menu ca rds at a tab le on the far t he r side of theroom.
I left earl y Monday morning fo r W as hingt on, bus iness t he re urgentl y requir-ing my atte nt ion. Th is off my hands, I went to the House of Representativeswi th a friend, where we heard an ad mira ble speech on the "Monopoly of AerialLines ", delive red by C ongressm an Charles Sher iff. This created qui te a com-mot ion and Spea ke r Jenne r had to tap sha rply w it h his gavel to enforce orde r.
On my way to the headqua rters of my firm I met Mar ie W ar ing. Mar ie con-duct s a Select School for Youn g Ladies in Washington. Because of the rigid con-trol it is bec oming more select all the ti me.
Florence Shires is one of the faculty of this sch ool, Mar ie told me that t woof our old classmates we re in the Arct ic San itarium here, a nd aft er making out a
report of sales and receipts to ha nd in to the firm she and I we nt to see them.Kathleen Mendenhall and Marie Marwick were th er e. T he tr ained nurse in at tend-ance, C lare McElHinney, who has charge of E. Ward, sta ted th at it was excessivewal king in thei r yo unger days t hat had brought them to th is . My mind revertedto th e tim e when we we re in our Senior year at M. H. S. and these sa me girlspromenaded in th e halls (promenaded pronounced with a long "a" ) and th eex plana t ion made all clea r.
In the evening I boarded a t ra in for Boston . Th e cond ucto r was Wilbur D.Lindsey. Ther e was a family of German immig ran ts in th e car, and so W ilburhad a chance to air his proficiency in Dutc h.
From the t rain boy I pur chased McFarland 's J oke Book , compil ed by our .oldGrind Editor Jennie. It was the only tra in joke -book I had ever seen that wasth e least bit or igina l.
My t ra in was six hours lat e , (I t ravelled over the Erie, which still retain edits propensity of never being on tim e) and so it was about 9 A. M. w he n I a r rived .I went to th e bra nch offi ce of my firm, and found that Lee Baxt er, t he sa lesmanin th at district, was laid up with a bad sprain, caused by s lippi ng on the ice, andso I was called upon to deliver his orde rs for D r. J ohnson' s remedies and recipes .
At the last place where I went my ring was an sw er ed by th e frien d of myschooldays-Lenore Cunningham. T ruly , this bus iness world I lived in was notso prosaic, after al l. And who would have thought that a ny thing roma nt ic couldhave possi bly been conn ect ed with " D r. J ohnson's R. & R.'s !"
In our mutual recollect ions we forgot all abou t the m and their health -givingprope rtie s . Lenore told me that C ar son Branch lived in the next block and hadga ined quite a re put ation as illustrator ora leading Boston journa l.
Lenore and I went to a play at the Met ropolitan in the evening where we sawWi ll Finney in th e role of Macbe th and Katherine Baxter as Lad y Macbeth . Thenight -walkin g scene was qu ite to uching.
W hen in a book store th e next morn ing, a set of books on Mythology cameto my attent ion. This proved to be the joint wor k of Mildred C la rk and MaudWalker.
The afte rnoon saw me in New York . Here, I hate to confess it-I lost mybea rings , a nd had to ca ll the ass istance of a policeman . This blue-coated, gold-buttoned min ion of the law was Fr ank Fox, int o whose han d I s lipped a half-dollarwhich he didn 't refuse, and I was soon made cognizant with my w her eabouts .
In the Social C olu mn of the New York Herald I read th at G lenna Helen Wic k-er t wou ld enterta in at a six o' clock dinn er. Gl enna's grace and charm of manner,as well as her conversa tiona l abilit ies have made he r a great favorite in New Yorksociet y.
The last two weeks before my vacation, I wor ked hard at my canvassing, andand w hen the last day finally drew out its uninteresting length , I gave a sigh ofrelief and my soul grew light in the anticipation of that trip abroad which my wifeand I had planned to take. My wife, M. H. S .' er s would know bes t under he rmaiden nam e- Ruth Finfrock.
Th e last a rran gem ents were completed, t he Mauretania was ready to sta rtand, amid the many fa rewe lls and fina l messages , we ascended th e gang plank,
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and soon we were movin g out into the bay, past the place wh er e the Sta t ue -ofLiberty once stood , and fina lly emerged upon th e vast stretches of cerulean aqua .
We soon discovered th at t wo of our old classmates we re on boar d, serving inth e capacity of sa ilors-George Balliet and Forrest C lelan d. The journ ey ove r,w as , on the whole, qu ite delightful.
At Liverpool we were met by Haze l P lummer, to whom we had telegraph edwhile on boa rd.
Hazel is making a great su ccess at he r chosen voca tion of jou rna lism, and hera rtic les are a lways eage rly sn apped up by the best magazines .
She told us th at D r. Harry Ly nch, th e most emine nt ph ysician in th e dis-t rict of Scotland, resided here, and tha t P rof. Lloyd Barr, t he br illiant expo ne nt ofthat note d phys icist, Agle r, had charge of the departm en t of scie nce in th e C ollegeof Edinburg h.
W hile t raveling south towa rd Londo n, th e story of a n inte nded robbe ry ca meto our ea rs. This had been a rtfully plann ed by W illard Hes s and Edwin Stevens,but th rough th e a lertness and sk ill of De tec tive Milo Patterson had been ex posedbefore t he wo uld-be maraud ers made away with th e spoils.
In Londo n we found so man y t hings to interest us that by evening we were"all in. " T his, however did not divert us fro m our plans fo r t he evening . Wewent to th e G lobe Thea t re, where w e saw Marie End ly in Grand O pera . Herrenditions were beautifu l and we felt amp ly repaid for coming out.
Our program s annou nced th e vio linis t , Ea rl Bus hne ll for the next nigh t.We were so rry we would not be ab le to hea r him, but we were to leave the nextmorn ing for Paris. Th e cha nne l was in an angry mood w he n we crossed, and formy wife's sa ke I was glad wh en we were across .
In passing dow n th e Rue Riche lieu we noticed a sign upon a la rge building,"Miles. Maglott et Smith; Hair D resse rs." Ed na and Iren e, they say, " do" th eyo ung Parisiennes ' hai r in every conce iva ble style kn own to th e ar t, their favoriteways, however, pattern ed afte r th eir own.
A little outs ide th e limits of Par is is a well know n convent , wh ich we visite d.He re we found Josephine Le mon, a nun , Poor gi rl, who wo uld have sup posedthat she would renounce th e world and its pleasur es afte r her bri lliant conqu ests !But in t ryi ng to re tai n so man y they had a ll s lipped th rough her fingers . It mademe th ink of t hat passage in th e Aene id-"tantum aevi ionginqua va let mutarevetustas."
We ll, f rom Fra nce we we nt to Lisb on, Spa in, and he re we sa w MargaretLindsey, lady -in-wait ing to th e queen . Marga ret, we heard, had marr ied one ofLisbo n's yo ung nobles, greatly to t he chag rin an d dissa ppointmen t of a cert ainyo ung man 'on our side of the pond.
In Rome we found Mart ha Pay ne , A. B., M. S ., Ph . D., engaged in thesc ient ific resea rch of th e ant iquit ies of the Lat ins.
We stayed in Italy two we eks and then went to At hens . At Sing Sing, C hina,we saw our old fr ien d, Hazel Umbarger, a deaconess in a Methodist mission . Herblack bonnet with its white strings was quite beco ming, as my wife observed .Being a man, I did not noti ce such th ings .
We have fri ends in-Aust ralia and decided we would mak e th em a sho rt visit,befo re going across the Pacific. Our boat arrived at Perth in t ime to catch theinland t rain and soon we were with our fr iends .
It was f rom th em that we lea rned of the quee r doings of an American woman,Mari e Bowers. It appeared that sh e was an ardent admirer of Da rwin, and tostudy th e laws of evo lut ion more scientifica lly had come to Austra lia to make per -son al observat ions on th e differ ent stage s of developm ent. O r cours e, this wasall interest ing news for us.
We regretfully took our leave after a week 's stay, sa iling on th e Oregon forSan Fran cisco.
The journey' was uneventfu l unless yo u wou ld ca ll t he beauty of it a ll anev ent. To stand there upon th e ship wit h Ruth bes ide me, gazing out upon theplacid waters an d the sky, br ight with its man y sta rs, with the soft radiance ofth e moon upon us ; like a ben ediction, seemed indeed th e pinnacl e of bliss, fromwh ich th ought I speed ily fe ll, for wh at, think yo u, cam e to my mind a mid all thisromantic bea uty ? I wondered how Dr. J ohnson' s Remedies and Recipes werese lling! Think of it!
Well , we ente red G olden G at e sa fely, and arrived in th e City in t ime to seeRussell Vose and his br ide, nee You Know, abou t to sta rt on th eir honeym oon trip,or rather, honeym a rs , for th ey were ta king th e ai rship , Santa Teresa, captainedby Roy Spetka, for that plane t. My only wonder was th at they had wa ited thi slong.
Delta Mitchell was on th e t rain we took for Salt Lak e C ity. Delta ow ns alarge ran ch nea r Los Angeles. Sh e told us th at Doroth y Sh onfield was presidentof th e Matrimonial C lub, des igned for th e extirpation of sp insterhood . Chief ofattractions in this associat ion wa s Magn et, Pearl Rem y, whose ripplin g giggle, tak-ing in low G and high E, was soon br inging about capitulation .
In De nver we heard Howard Leppo, Impersonator , whose readings a re de-light ing the West .
W e learn ed that Mr. and Mrs. York Dir lam, nee Marguerite Ban ge, residedhere, and th at York was the successor of J udge Lindsay of th e J uven ile Court.It is said that his influence lea ves a deep impression upon the lives with whic h hecomes in conta ct .
On our way to the stati on we were passed by two pretty girls, Edith Meilyand Fr ieda W olf riding in a pony ph eaton . Th ey seemed to be boon cornpa n-ions, as of old .
We were b orn e along rapidly by th e impati ent engine , past the beautifullyundul ating lan ds and well-tilled fa rms . As we we re fly ing past one place , wenoticed two women standing nea r the doorste p of their home, shading their eyesand waving blue-checked ap rons at the receding train , (or was it at the brakeman?)
This glance, momentary as it was, revealed to us the figures of our old class-mates, Una Crum and Beatrice Charles.
Our t rain pulled into Central Station, Chicago, in the aft ernoon. My wife'scousin was the re to meet us and take us to her home. Here we stay ed a numberof days . Mabel McC urdy is an instructor in Ph ysics in Chicago University andDorothy Seichart is head of the German department in the same college .
Ruth's cous in told us that Bert ha Schill and Grace Kenton hav e a dressmak-ing es tab lishment in th e city a nd th at th eydo all of her sewing . My wife to ldme secretly t hat she didn't adm ire their workmanship, if Cousin Minna 's gownswere a sampl e of it .
Minna invited a party of fr iends in on the last evening of our stay . Amongth e compa ny was Eth el Lehman , who rendered in her ow n inimitable mann er th atold favor ite and standby of he rs , "Curfew Sh all Not Ring Tonight." I must sayin her justificati on , that her ges tures w er e even more d ram ati c a nd movin g th anwhen I heard her last , in school.
W e left the follow ing morn ing . My vacation had now dwi nd led down tothree days, I could not resist t he tem pt ati on to vis it my old home town beforeI went back to work . The aspec t of things, in ge ne ra l, was great ly cha nge d.O ne thing, th ough, remain ed as of yo re , and th at was th e old stati onhouse.It a ppea red tha t th e popu lace could not abandon t his one a nc ient relic.
On a new ly-erected platform in C entral Park w e saw Ruth Harris and C laraLon g ea rnest ly pleading in behalf of woman's right s ; plug hats an d th e privilegeof carry ing a ca ne.
T he ir e loquence a nd mast erful address powe rfull y swayed ' t he assemblage;so much so, in fact , t hat one burly fe llow standing near us topp led ov er againstth e tel ephone pole. We afte rwards foun d out th at it was Ea rl Frankebe rger , Supt.of Schools .
Margaret Sturges was employe d as Lib rar ian in t he Carnegie Library, w ithAnna Voegele as assistant. From An na we learn ed th at Mary and C atherin eMurphy had gon e to Irela nd to live.
W e stopp ed in at Shyrock 's, fo rmerly Lucas' D rug St cr e, for a mapl e toffeew hich was bro ught us by Leeta Lawrence. Map le toffees a re fifte en cents now .
At th e O rphium we saw Louise Jones, who is starring in va udeville. Sh ewas qu ite as pretty and charm ing as ever, and her che eks were, if a nyt hing , red-
. de r, although Ruth sai d that wasn't poss ible, ( the ete rna l Ev e, aga in .)Under " City in Brief" in The News w e read that Josephine Kallmerton had
res igned her pos it ion as s tenographe r to go into th e millinery business w ith NinaBell. The place she mad e va ca nt was to be filled by Nellie Rup ert.
The next morning we left for Washin gt on . Wh ile on our way to th e st ati onwe saw a man sta nding on t he corner of Main and Fifth Streets, his faced w reathedin smi les. S urely, I th ough t , t hat chessycat gri n could belong to no other t hanEarl Turman! And th us itprove d .
Turning to look at the object of his mirth, we sa w Verno n Kern coming downthe street and from his dilapidated old ha nd organ, he was grinding out t hoseso ngs of by gone days- Honey Boy , Sch ool Days, .a nd other favorites of th at ti me.
We reached Washi ngton a little after noon , an d now I am back to busin ess .I had seen the world- all of it that I car ed ab out, and , I had se en my oId
classmates. I had a fine w ife and a good job. And , I reflected, whi le on myway to the office and Dr . J ohn son 's R. & R.' s , why shouldn't I be happy ? W hyshouldn ' t I indeed!
V ICE PRESIDENT
LOTT A BRAN CH
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THE ANNU AL
JUNIORS RECEIV EMARCH 27, '08.
~:==============J)Th e preparation for it during some time had been v isible to the nak ed eye .
Firstly var ious Juniors flutter ed thru the halls with papers an d rece ived from th eirteachers certificat es of high grades , sound mora ls, good appetites and gene ra l ef-ficien cy to do C omm itt ee Work . Next came litt le "sess ions" in th e Board Room;and lastl y an ava lac he of junk- paper lant ern s , rods of crape, acres of palms ,cushions , rugs, and be nches . Once or twice the voice of th e Principal was hea rdupra ised in fa therly bless ing on th e work.
But the end just ified th e means. Th e evening revealed the dingy auditoriumtr an sform ed, bedecked with Japan ese lights, festoon ed with penn ants, and alivewith party-gowns. Wh en the High Scho ol O rchest ra had fin ished th e overture,ev er yb ody sat up in his sea t , ope ned his gay littl e progra m and listened. Mr.Hall filliped at his hair and made a nea t characteristic speech that welco med everybody a nd st ruck the keyn ote for th e evening- jolly pride in th e M. H. S. Three presi-dent ial addresses followed. Fran k C ave' s , for '09, was th e br iefest, but likeLin coln ' s at Gettysburg, it w ill be the longest rem embered . Cla ra McElHinneygracefully read the resp onse for '08. D r. Meese spoke for th e Board wittily andwisely . Mr. Bellingham's voca l solo was a magnificent song, built on a Russianth eme ; th e audience would not tak e " no" to its dema nd for an encore, so he san gth e C uckoo C lock . Before taking the baton for the orchestra piece that ca menext, he an nounced its title " The Ba rnyar d Sy mphony , " and sa id that musicwould be noticed in it . And indeed the listene rs were visibly moved by the touch-ing imitati on of old hens, yo ung rooster s, an d th e sq ueak of the corn cult iva to rturning a corner.
Then came t he fa rce " My Lord in Livery," which was a delight to th e aud-ience and a triumph fo r Miss Swaim and the acto rs she had coached. Iren e Krebs ,
. Helen J ennings and Lott a Branch were the heroines , an d played prettily a ndlooked fetc hingly. C harles Stevenson was Spiggott, the bold butler. C ar lOberlin ha's 'o pk ins , th e new foot man , was much enjoyed . Robert, t he page ,was tak en by J ames Leonard , and Donald Willis as Lord Thrilmere play ed byturns, sa ilor, se rv ant and bur glar.
Afterwards Supt. Helt er congrat ulat ed all player s , mus icians , sp eakers andclasses , th e audience applauding hea rti ly; and himse lf headed th e ma rch to the din-ing room. The decorat ions here were particulary tastefu l, a scheme of red andwhite, a rra nged about a center table and illuminated with cand les. The J uniorboys se rved and all at e of the choice menu , list ened to string-music, chatte red,comp limented th e whole functi on fr om su pper to symphony, and told th ems elvesthat they were pro ud of th ems elves. "Twelve o' clock alread y! " was hea rd frommany lips and was eloquent enj oym ent. Some lingered on toward one to drinkout the punch , an d to talk to " he r" a minute. Eve ryb ody on leavin g congratul at edth e committee "Quite creditable" exclaimed the pupi ls; " Simply Swell" was thedictum of the Board.
T HE A N N U A L
Our Juni or yea r has almost past,And we can see t)le way,
For ente ring th e Senior classSome not-fa r-distant day .
This past school-year, des pite th e fact,That tr oubles we have kn own
About th e kind of grades we lackedWe' ve much en joy ed, we own .
About our own reception , too--Great t rials we 've endured,
To fire-drills and smallpox scares ,We have become inur ed .
But of our class of nineteen nine-W e a re s incerely proud ,
For , such a lot of geniuses ,Was ne' er in any crowd.
And such as we, 'will surely shine,W ith in th e Halls of Fam e;
As Seniors of M. H. S .,W e'll dizzy heights attain .
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I.You may lalk about your colleges -i-t he ir s teady growth and size ,And boast about endow ments and legacies , likew ise,And societies , fratern ities and all such foolery-But the lit tle sch ool of M. H. S. is big enough for me.
I I.You may talk about th ose bu ildings, ' w ith th eir steeples in the clouds,And brag about recepti ons and aristocrat ic crowds ;You may talk about commen cement shows, and all th e re is to see-But the little school of M. H. S. is show enough for me.
I I I.Th ere' s not much sty le in our school- it's simple, quite, and sma ll-s-And th ere's no chapel eithe r- t he auditori um's all;T he seats' and des ks are all scratched up-but they a re always f ree,And th e littl e school of M. H. S. is grand enough for me.
IV.Some find it qu ite unhandy , I a m willing you should know,To ha ve, one room much colder th an anot her dow n below;T hat th e stai rsw ays long-and winding-so very dark should be,But th e little school of M. H. S. is hand y 'n ough for me.
V.You may sm ile and turn your nose up, a nd laugh and have your fun ,About our fine ath letic sports, and pleasures , eve ry one-You may boast about yo ur lea rned Profs ., with ti t les L L. D .,But the teache rs a ll of M. H. S. ar e good enough for me.
do ye know your~~ own Blessedness; for to travelhopefully is a better thing than toarrive, and the True Success isto labour Robert Louis
Mary Ossa was a ha ndsom e burnette the belle of aristocratic Newport. Shemust have been a bout five feet nin e inches in he ight and was much ta lked of forher beautiful face and symetrical form. No girl in the sta t e could boast so fa ir acomp lexion or so rich an azure ey e as could Mary Ossa. Her face was full anddimpled and ma ny was t he time her likeness appeared in magazines in advertise-ments of Rocky Mountain Tea or some face lotion .
Mary believed as do most girls today that " fine fea t hers make fine bird s"and consequent ly dressed magnifi centl y in shadow embroide ry waists and frocksof rar est t exture . Innumerable were her tucks and fr ills. Buying hat s was hermania and she ow ned and wore all kind s large a nd small, black and white,si mple and complex .
Ma ry would blus h at just th e right t ime, preserve an a ir of dign ity on th eprope r occasi on and to su it circum stances would s mile, laugh or eve n (it waswh ispe red) wink .
Her voice was a vibrant chord of most ha rmonious melody and she could say"Skidoo " just too sw eet for any use .
Surro unded by th e granduer of a sp lendid home 'and th e endearments of soc ietyshe was not a little va in and a rrogant. Fopp ish beau x ca me fro m miles aro und tokeep her compa ny, and grea t was t he exalta t ion of such suitors as we re not re-ject ed.
At college her tutors were more t ha n pleased with her int ellect and she wasfirst in a ll her studies-the gloss of her class was Mary O ssa. Her de licate imag-ination was man ifes ted in he r biological wo rk, wh er e sh e would not even look at aske leto n. It was her conv iction th at only th e profan e would meddle with th eosseous .
Every wh er e th at Mary went it was th e habit not only of th e femin ine but ofth e masculine ey e to feast on her dazling beauty .
In brief th is maid was ideal.But where is Mary now? Sad it was th at her beautiful body in the brightness
of youth sh ouldhave been lowered int o th e grav e . Yet so it wa s .Th e very day she was buried, in the night, when none but the owl and the
moon wer e look ing, two ghouls re-tu rned the ea rth stole her body and shipped it
t o a medica l college . Ther e th e "knights of the kn ife" made what was once amode l fo r art, a subject of a nato my .
Late r a n order for a skeleton was sent th at insti t ut ion by a n O hio superin-t enden t of schools. Now Mary O ssa's bones han g in Miss Aberle' s cahinet !Who would suspect it was she ? Mary the one day pr ide of Newport. Sh e of th ecoy smi le a nd the graceful ca rriage, now a gr inning ra ttling skeleton used to dem -ons t rate t he wo rking of th e cranks, s hafts , anJ togg le joint s of the hum an engine !O nce sh e had a whole wor ld of space for her utili t y . Now sh e must be contentin t he so litude of a six by t h ree box . O nce how glad ly diJ fr iends touch her handin g ree ti ng . It is no longer so fo r obs er v ers refer to tho se nude bones with a yardstic k only .
The re s he is , poor th ing! people wh o do not look upon ber in a nt ipat hy ornausea indul ge in witt icisms ove r he r hum iliat ion .
Sh e is suspended fro m th e top of her case by a ring scre wed in th e top of hersh iningpar ieta l. La rge opt ic sockets su ggest monst rous ey es blacked in a figh t.She is devoid of a nose an d th e broad ape rture rem aining presents th e resem blan ceof th e nasa l orga n of a bru te .
Th e mouth is become a fearful fea t ure . St anding out ran ged from ea r to ear ,thirty long ye llow t eeth show the mselves in wh at is hard to des crim inate betw eena grin and a grit of a nge r or agony .
The a rms an d legs appear to be much longe r than th ey re ally a re ow ing tot he ir diminut ive br ead th w hile th e ca rpa ls and pha langes of her hand s a re in de-plorable cont rast to their once ad mirab le sha pe .
One sees clean th ro he r and be tween tw enty four ribs pe rcei ves two deltoidscapulae and t he broad back of her ha un ted scabbard.
How dep ress ing the th ought th at in Newp ort a few years ago s he was sopr oud, supercilious and grand. O nce whe n she moved th e rustl e of her si lks wasmusic. Now with th e slightes t jar the dry bon es of her ster ile fr ame sw ing to andfr o wit h a rattl e a nd a clatter th at is soul-thrilling .
When peo ple look at Mary the y se ldom rea lize that she once had lived andmoved and fe lt th e same emotions t hat t hey do . They thi nk t hemselves t hezenith of perfection , Mary fel t th e sam e about it. Once when this s ke leto n ap -pea red, people sa id: " Miss O ssa , how charming yo u look ton ight. How delightfu ly our gown." "Do come sit in th e moonlight and chat ." Now Miss Aberle saysof Miss Ossa : "Joh nn y , go up to the bones a nd show us how nature oils herjoints ." " C om par e its backbone w ith th at of a monk ey ." " Pull its tib a a nde lucidat e a dislocatio n."
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Failur es to right of him,Failur es to left of him ,Fa ilures in fr ont of him ,Stuttered and blundered ;All t ried t hen to recite ,None answe red what was righ t ,Su rro und by fa ilur es quiteWas th e y oun g Fr eshm a n.
Lift ing his hand in air ,Snapping his fingers th ere,Like one wh o seem ed to ca re ,T hus, did th e Freshman ."Read," rang th e teacher 's voice,Left, t her e was not a choi ce,For th e young Fres hman .Right in t he lines he broke,Right th rough th e lines he spok e,Tr ans lation , C ons truction .
"Good," wa s t he teacher's cry,Ne ' er as ked th e reason why .Down sa t th e boy so shy,Not a yo ung fai lure;When can his kn owledge fade!0 , the wi ld bluff he made!All t he class wondered,Honored t he bluff he made!It was all luck, he said.Noble you ng freshman.
- A N N U A LTHE
.~~r your. never know
Happiness out ofWork or you will
what Happiness is .- ELBERT HUBBARD.
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T he fact that th e mor e a person knows and lea rns t he more he realizes theva stn ess of th e sea of knowl edge and real izes how littl e he kn ows in compa ri-son with th e depths of w isdom is a fa ct t hat is revea led mor e an d more by thecontinua l increa se in th e number of s tude nts in th e colleges throughout th e count rya nd in th e la rge percent age of the gradua te s of t he High Schools that continu eth e ir st udies in high e r schools of learning.
The perc entage of th e graduate s who ente r college from our own hom e schoolis exceed ing ly lar ge a nd is grow ing la rger y ear after year, thus manifesting botht he increased desi re a mong t he s tude nts to search dee per after the pr ecious t rea -su res th at lie concea led in books of lea rning and to investigate farther and studymore ca ref ully th e subjects of gr eater complexity and comprehe nsive ness .
Anoth er fact of equal credit to ."-. H. S . is t hat all graduati ng under th e col-lege prep ar atory course a re a ble to ente r most colleges without taki ng entra nceexamina t ions a nd some of the schola rs ev en ha ve se ve ra l extra points to t heircred it in college . The high reco rd t hat ou r st ude nts are making in college a ndthe high sta nda rd of work t hat the y ar e doing is a grat ify ing a nd plea sin g, as we llas a n ex pec ted, fact . They receive our hea rty cong rat ulat ions.
Besides tho se who ha ve entered college man y of the alumni ha ve entered thebusin ess rea lm and have obtained posit ions , Bookkeepers, Stenographe rs, etc. a ndar e pleasing th eir employ e rs ve ry mu ch by t he ir carefu l and t horo ugh workan d are mak ing rapid strides to ward pr omot ion. It is certa inly a ma tter of creditand inspiration to the High School that near ly all graduates of the CommercialCourse a re able to se cure such good positions after lea vin g schoo l.
Som e of th e girls have taken th e teachers' exa minations and ha ving success-ful ly passed them a re now cadeting in va rious grades in t he com mon schoolst hroughout the city.
To-day, as ev ery day we see Mary's bright face . For y ears she has dustedthe seats, th e desks , t he book-eases-and striven to make the brightn ess of dullth ings appea r, no matter how deep in gloomy particles the y lay .
The happy sm ile on her dust cover ed face admonishes us to notice th e br ight,varn ished maple desk s and the clear window pan es.
So look to Mary for the best of ph ilosoph y; find the bright side of every thingand show th at side only.
No man in th is world to-day derserves more pra ise and hono r th an t he janitor ,an d among th e jan itors none des er ve more than those who practice th eir professionin th e Public Schools . .
Th e J ani tor Paramount, however, is Mr. Leppo of M. H. S.- W hy ? Firstlybecause he is ; and secondly, because education would be one of th e impossibilitiesin thi s place witho ut him.
It is alright to kno w Algebra and Latin, but it is greate r to know that if thereis no fire in the furnace the school bu ilding will not be warm- Mr. Leppo knowsthis, and a great deal more .
Monum ents have been erected and gr eat things said of the brilli ant scholarand th e lea rn ed teach er but the janitor was forgotten; the man who made theirlearning a possibility was not even giv en a ribb on to wear.
Remember th e janitor as one of your friends and wh en th e t ime comes foryou to end your H. S. car eer, rend er unto yourself and to your teacher the pra isedue you and your teacher , but don 'tforget Mr. Leppo .
"George" Thomas holds an important and responsible position in our school.It is no small matter to have the lives of hundreds of chi ldren entrusted to a man .And th at is t he case here, for George looks after the boiler s in the basement. Heis ev er ready to do se rvice with heart and hand, ever willing to help . He bringshot water when " first aids " to t he injured are to be administered . He will bake apotato for someone's dinner, etc. In fact he is general utility man and we couldnot get along without him .
M. j elliff, E. Pa lme r,BOYS' BASKET BALL T EAM.
H . Leppo ,Y. Dirlam. (C .) .
R. Vose,R. Shir em an.
Ath letics in Mansfield High School are gradually declining and it is with heroiceffort that we str ive to mainta in the position due the name of our beloved school.Every st udent knows that spirit is essentia lly necessary to uphold successfulat hletics .
It was because of the lack of spi rit that we could not under any circumstiriiesmake foot-ba ll a paying proposition. The spirit of th is school is not dead and Itmust not die; but it needs to be awakened . We are striving with our might toa rouse enthusias m over our basket ball ga mes and if we wish to obtain satisfactoryresults, we must combine the spirit of the sepa rate classes, and let this one kindof School sp irit suppo rt athletics .
O ur team th is year is one of th e best and no doubt could compete for statehonors . W ith its direct and swift passes and sk illful gua rding we are undoubtedl yequa l to the team s of forme r yea rs. The outlook for base ba ll is ve ry enco urag-ing, we hope to t rain a tea m wh ich will be one of the best in the history of theHigh School. With six men of last year's expe rience and plenty of good materialwe can support a winning team, provided the spi rit and inte rest of the school are atheart.
Base Ball has taken the place of our t rack meets, nevertheless we look backwith pr ide on the records made by the students who practiced in field day.
Th is year we have the material to support track eve nts, make it your duty tocome out and help us win and by this act of your loyalty we are bound to makeathletics a success .
. The gir ls have orga nized and have succeeded in.turning out a first class basketball team and have now finished their list of scheduled games.
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OBERLIN GAME.Ober lin High journeyed to Mans field a nd played our local' High School on th e
floor of the Y. M. C . A. Although we acknowledged defea t, we were cre ditedw it h clean play and ca n say trea te d our oppone nts fairly and with just eq ua lity.
Line up a nd su mma rry .M. H. S .-3I O . H. S .-47
Palme r, R. F .; Dirlam, L. F .; J elliff, C .; Vase, Shirema n, R. G .; Leppo, L. G .
T h e team we nt to New Phi ladelphia and played t he local high school on t hefloor of t he ska t ing rink . Both t eam s we re bou nd to w in, a nd guardi ng becamet he featu re of t he ga me . Mansfield put up a hard and fu rious ga me and w he nti me was called, had succeeded in tying th e score of their opponents .
Line up and summary.M. H. S.-13 N. P . H. S .-13
Pal mer, R. F.; Dirlam, L. F .; Jelliff, c., Vas e, R. G. ; Leppo, L. G .
FOSTORIA GAME.T he repr esentative Basket Ba ll Team of Fostoria High School came to Mans-
field determined to defeat us. T he teams met on the floor of t he Y. M. C . A. a nda la rge crowd witnessed t he ga me .
Ou r speedy little forwar ds t ime and aga in s ucce eded in caging the ba ll, whileour guards a ided with prais eworthy work . W hen t ime was ca lled Mansfie ld Highhad ru n a tota l of 53 points w hile our opponents secured a tota l of 13 points.
Line up and s ummary .M. H. S .- - 53 F. H. S. -13
Pa lmer, R. F.; Dir lam, L. F .; Je lliff, C.; Vase, Sh ireman, R. G. ; Leppo, L. G
NEWARK GAME.The team went to Newark where t hey bucked up against a team coached by a
for mer Mansfield teacher . The game was play ed on th e t100r of the Armo ry a nd onacco unt of its lengt h, t he Newark team started in to dribb le, our guards qu icklybroke t his up a nd a nu mber of fou ls were ca lled . W he n th e whistle blew for timeNewark stood slight ly in the lead .
Lin e up a.id su mmary.M. H. S. -2I N. H. S. -29
Palmer, R. F. ; Di rlam, L. F.; Jelliff, C .; Vase, Sh irema n, R . G .; Leppo, L. G.T ime keepers-Langdon , Brown.
T he Basket Ball Tea m we nt to Find lay a nd pla y ed the local high school on t het100r of t he Y. M. C . A. Find lay High School started the scori ng and Mansfie ld aclose seco nd stood with 18 points to her credi t at t he end of the first half . In t hesecond half Mansfield played Findlay High almost to sta nd-sti ll, bu t could not overcome th e lea d.
Lin e up a nd summary.M. H. S.-I8 F. H. S .-33
Palmer,R. F . ; Di rlam , L. F .; Jell iff, C.; Vase, Sh ire ma n, R. G.; Leppo, L. G.T ime keepers-Smith; Upton .
NEWA RK GA ME.Th e Newar k five ca me to Mansfield schedul ed to play at 8 P . M. on the floor
of the Y. M. C. A. One of the la rgest crowds on record w itn essed th e progressof the ga me . It was no doubt the best ga me of th e s eas on, both t eams beinga bout eq ua lly mat ched. In the last few minutes of play , I\ ewa rk High sligh t lyincr eased her lead a nd wo n out by a sm a ll ma rgin.
Line up a nd summa ry.M. H. S.-17 N. H. S.-24
Pa lmer , R. F . ; D irlam, L. F.; J elliff, C . ; Vese, Sh ire ma n, R. G .; Le ppo, L. G .
FIN DLAY GA ME.The crac k Findlay five which s ucceeded in defeating Ma nsfie ld High at t he
beginning of t he s eas on played th eir return ga me on the floor of the Y. M. C. A.Feb . 27. Aft er a hard fought contest in w hich numerous fou ls were ca lled on bot hsides, Mansfield High took a spurt and doub ly in creased herlead.
Line up a nd summary .M. H. S.- 34 F. H. S.-18
Pa lme r, R. F .; Dirl am, L. F. ; J elliff , C .; Vas e, Shirem an , R. G . ; Lep po , L. G .
REPRESENTATIVE GAME.The ga me w hich th e High School put u p aga ins t the Y. M. C. A. Represent-
at ives was one of the best of the seas on . In the first half th e Reps . scored elevenpoints, holding th e Mansfield five down to two field baske ts .
Our fo rwa rds in th e seco nd ha lf managed to cage the ba ll tim e an d agai nnear ly tying in points with the Reps . The ga me ended with the Y. M. C . A.Repres entat ives leading with a sc ore of 24 to 18.
Line up a nd summa ry.M. H. S.-18 Reps.-24
Pa lme r, R. F ., D ill: D irla m, L. F., Wi se : J el liff, C ., W illia ms: Vas e, Shi re-man, L. G., St ecker : Leppo, ,R. G ., Sattler.
Ti me keep er s-Cox, Motter .
CANTON GAME.Man sfield we nt to C an ton an d played one of the fast est teams in th e state .
The C an ton five did ex ce llent dribb ling and their fast t eam work w as a fe ature .Man sfi eld High however br oke up t heir d ribb ling and ou r forwards play ed the irusual steady ga me . At the close of the second half, Canton had se cur ed a t otalof 52 points, w hile Mansfield s ecured a total of 16 points.
Line up and summary.M. H. S .-16 C. H. S.-52
Palmer, R. F .; D irlam, L. F .; Jelliff, C . ; Vase, Shireman , R. G.; Leppo, L. G .Time keepers-Vase, Shireman.
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GIRLS' BASKET BALL TEAM.---No. I .Edn a Endlv, Helen Enos. Helen Jennings. Hazel Umbarger.
Margaret T ann er. Marie Marwick. Kath leen Mendenh all. Marie Brunk. Ruth Gadsby. Lena Johnson.
GIRLS' BASKET BALL.rr= = = = = == = = = =n
~ ~This yea r we have enjoyed our bas ke t ball pr acti ce ve ry mu ch . Owi ng t o
the k indn ess of Miss C unning ha m, one of om last y ea r grad ua tes, we were en-ab led t o have a coach.
W e organized ea rly in th e fall w ith the assi stan ce of Miss Moor e and MissFeld ner. T he re were fo ur s team s organize d, the Jun iors and Seniors be ing th efirst two teams and th e Sophomo res and F reshmen on the second t wo teams. Byth is divis ion it was thought the good players w e re u neven ly div ide d, so t he bestplaye rs w ere appo inted by Miss Moore a nd Miss Fe ldn er on th e first t eams a nd th erest of t he play ers on th e second t ea m,
T he p racti ce t hen was very ent hus ias t ic as it had been dec ided th at t he s idehaving the largest sco res we re to be g iven a ba nq uet by th eir opp on en ts .
T here w as a vigorous pract ice until April vaca ti on, the score for th e firstteamsbeing 71 to 48 in favor of the A' s .
T wo public games wer e play ed on e week, by t he first and second teams .About fifty fri en ds attende d th e ga mes.
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GIRLS' BASKET BALL TEAM.---No. 2.H. Nail. H. Boles.
R. Miller. E. Baughman, H. Brunk ,V . Costard , A . H enry ,
H. Eichelberger,N. Long. M. Jones,
Maud Jones. M. Erwin .
B- 9 .M. Mar wick , R. F .H. J ennings, L. F .K. Menden ha ll, C.R. Gadsby , R. G .H. Umbarger, L. G
Th e line Lip a nd summa ry for t he first te am .A-2
E. Endly, R. F.H. Enos, L. F.M. Brunk, C.L. J ohn son, R. G .M. Ta nner, L. G .
T he line up a nd summa ry for the second tea m.
REDS-13E. Baughman, R. F .H. Brunk, L. F.N. Long, C.M. J ones , R. G .M. Irwin, L. G .
BL UES-I IV. C osta rd, R. F.Mary J ones, L. F.H. Eich elberger, C .A. Hen ry , R. G .H. Boles , L. G .
By next y ear we ho pe we w ill ha ve some very goodph omores , who a re working hard th is year as Fr eshmen.more publi c ga mes to uphold sch ool interest .
players a mong the So-W e a lso hope to have
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BASE BALL TEAM.
G. Po llock.H . Mcl.Ianiel, .
H . Leppo.
J . Sheets.F . Fox .
F. Clelan d .
Me Blan ke nh orn. eCoach).W . Blac k. J . Jenner.
J . Strock.
G. Jarrett. R. Judson.J. Marshall.
A . Nixon,10 Carrigan,
S nodgrass ,
B . Weis man,Lantz,
R. Vase.E. Lonasdorf,W . Sch legal.
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LINE UP. SCHE DULE.
McDaniels . (c.) P. Bucy rus at MansfieldStecker . . (Mgr.) P. Mansfield at Ga lionVase. .C. Shelby at Mansfield
Pollock . . rst B. Gal ion at MansfieldMansfield at C rest lineCleland . . znd . B. Mansfield at ShelbyLeppo. 3rd. B. C ie~-t li n e -at MansfieldSchlegel
.S. S. Mansfield at Bucy rus
Marshall . . R. F. Marion at MansfieldSnodgrass. .: C . F. Mansfield at Wooste r
Langsdorf . . L. F. Wooster at Mansfield - c,Mansfield at Marion
Mr. Blankenhorn is coaching the team and is getti ng good results from th eefforts of the playe rs .
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. MANS FIELD HICH ~CECC L.-- - Clnp 1'\0. I.
EVOLUTION OF LITERATURE.
THE A N NUAL
THE INEVITABLE AUNTMARIA.
By Winifred Angl e.
Cl a ra Smith was a student at R-- Seminary. At school she was very pop-ular and the girls didn 't think it was strange when she was invited out frequ entl y .
One day .Clara was all excited, for an invitation had come to a da nce in a townnot very far f rom the school. As this was the usual th ing, th e gir ls didn ' t se ew hy she was so excited over this par ticular dan ce.
Clara spent a whole lot of time getting ready that night, and before she wasdownstairs the door-bell rang. The girls were all looking over the banister. Theyknew boys weren 't allowed at the school and they were cur ious to kno w wh o wouldcome for Clara. Th ey were a ll surpr ised to see a rathe r elde rly wo man usher edinto the room. She had on a rus ty black silk dress , a short black coat, and a litt leblack bonnet trimmed with purple pans ies. She looked to be about sixty-five,but from her walk, it would not seem th at she was that old.
In a minute Clara came down , and th e w oman, ev ide ntly her aunt, got upand sh ook han ds with her, t elling her in a high, cracked and affected vo ice howlong it was since she had seen her a nd how glad she was . To the girls it see medst range that Cl ar a didn' t kiss he r au nt aft er such a long separation, but it wo uldhave seemed stranger st ill to th em to have seen th e aunt helping Clara dow n th eicy steps , instead of Cl ara helpin g her aunt .
The next afte rnoon after class , th e girls were a ll anxious to hear about theda nce . Clara told them she had had a good time, but when asked who had comefor he r, she sa id, " Who else would it be but my aun t Maria?"
About tw o weeks afte rward, Clar a was invited away agai n . Thi s t ime sheresolved not to sho w her excit ement, and it was not until th e day befor e the dancethat the girls found out sh e was going away at all.
About eight o' clock th e next evening the door bell rang, and the matron her-self we nt to the door. Th is time Aunt Maria was.dressed just like the t ime be-fore, with th e ex ception of a white fischu at he r th roat .
T he matron took her int o the parlor a mi tried by different way s to sta rt a con-versati on, bu t a ll her remarks see med lost on Aunt Maria, for ' sh e was probablydea f.
Clara ca me down sta irs a nd after greet ing her aunt , t hey started off . Soonth e jingle of s leigh be lls told th ey had started .
Cla ra came home Sat u rday afterno on, and in a few minutes the girls knewa ll th e detai ls of th e dance . Clara tr ied so ha rd to convince th e gir ls that AuntMaria was t he only one she had gone w ith , th at the gi rls though t it st ra nge.
An inv itati on ca me a bout a month after thi s , to a dan ce in the same place.This t ime she was going in a bob with a big crow d, but th e inevitable Aunt Mariaca me int o th e house afte r her.
O ne of th e g irls, bound to find out more ab out Aunt Ma ria, had t he w indowopen and th e ligh t turn ed low an d then listened at the open wi ndow .'
W hen Cl ara and Aun t Mar ia, went out of t he house, and w hile they weregetting into th e bob , such excl amat ions as t hese ca me up to her . "Well, howdid yo u ever man age t o keep a st ra ight face? " " W ell, wh o suggested th at wayof going af ter C lara? " " W as n't it awf ully hard to t hin k of a mak eup ?"
The dri ve r spoke to his t ea m a nd th ey were off like a flas h, but the, last se n -t en ce t he listening girl heard, was this : " It was rather tickl ish. Heresornebodytake this bonnet . Remember now.vdon"t sp oil the purple pansies, I' ve got to getC lara in t he house tonight . . c
THE AN NUAL
"St ude nt if yo u wo uld w in successYou must th e s ight of sloth suppress .'Tis with yo u the prefe rence liesTo cri nge in dep ths or soar th e sk ies."
T hese wo rds ret urn their tr ut h to cla im.Adv ice like th at came dow n like ra in.Alas! we never felt its worth-O ur aim in life was quest of mir th .
There stands that building I reca llT he lar gest schoolhouse of th em a ll;Whe re some acq uire t hei r humb le loreAnd most sought joy an d-nothing more.
T he pr incipal was larger tooT ha n any other man I knew ;And had an a rm of might y reac hT hat a ided well his way to teach.
He was by a ll, held in esteemThere whe re he ever reigned supreme.And loved by th ose w ith whom he dea lt,E'en t hose who had received his welt .
In fr iendsh ip he was tr ue as steel;In wrath he always made t hem feel ,W hoever had his law transg ressedOr fa iled to pass t he si mple test.
Th e tr ees for many rods nea rbyHad se nt th eir limbs to school to dryAnd whe n a boy was doing badHis pena lty was "seasoned gad ."
Yet wh enthe girls did as they pleasedAs th o th ey had th e schoolhouse leased,What then could the profess or say?He must just let th em hav e th eir way .
But every t ime a boy went wro ngTo the offi ce he march ed to sing a song;There led by the master ' s heav y han dHe atoned for sins of the fem inin e band.
Perhaps we did not get enough;Maybe that meth od was too rough .We wa gs and idlers ne ' er obeyedAltho we were sever ely flay ed.
But in th e High School where we' re comeThe men and means ar e a ltered some:A hundred differ ent wi les in vogueVanished t he mischief of the rogue.
They've dropped the anc ient hickory ru leThat striped the dermis of the fool;And new er ways they pract ice wideThat se em to pierce beneath the hide.
They use th e red dem er it bookThe ges tur e or th e mean ing look ;A word of aid or admonitionMust produce comp lete t ransi tion.
To him wh o does not work with v imThe teacher says, "Tonight, come in." ,And long adv ice in C yn ic styleHe must endure without a smile .
St ill that's not all the ill wind blows :The criti c goes to a ll sh e knowsAt teachers' meetin g- Over town-And talks his reputation down.
THE: ANN U A L
T he n to t he office with his nam eShe tells his fa ults and wrecks his fame;There in discourse draw n a nd longShe magni fies h is every wrong .
A note they se nd his pa by ma il;It is a long abus ive ta le;T he sad t irade that made its roundTe rminates, in tear .d rops drowned.
We ca n judge w ha t fell h is lot-The sce ne will neve r be fo rgot;They say t hat what he got at homeWas the ha rvest he had sown .
Last year I gazed with heart athrillAt the High School on t he hi ll,And bragged the day I'd enter t hereTo take life easy, free fro m care.
Who cannot see my sad mista ke ?I know it now, but suc h is fate-High Sc hoo l rules are ha rd to fillT hat sc hoo l is bliss be low t he hill.
THE AN N UAL
THE INDIAN MAIDEN'SDEATH SONG.
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( The re is a high cliff on th e Minnesota River called in t he Dacota lan guage"Tayeh W yaneeche" or "The Death Song ." T he origin of this nam e is foundin th e following sto ry .)
' Tis evening and Toolwa, a yo ung Indian chief, rows over the calm , bluewate rs of th e Minneso ta in his light canoe. A blanke t enw raps his noble for m andby his side han gs th e dead ly wa r-club, w hile a single dark gray plume , which hehad wo n whe n a ch ild, casts a light shade acro ss his swarthy face . But se e! Hehas left his canoe behind and climbed the steep cliffs , w here he now sta nds fea r-lessly gaz ing at the waters below.
While he sta nds th er e like a statue let us take a gla nce at his surroundings .Th e last rays of the setting su n cas t a dim red glow over hill, pra irie, lak e and sky.The green prair ie along th e river blooms with lovely flowers . Fa r ove r th e hillsis heard th e yelp or-the coyote and the howl of th e wolf. Up the rive r may beseen th e fires of th e Dacota village . Here lives th e great chief Decona and hisdaughter Chischi lle, who is now uppermost in the mind of Toolwa . Her fath e rhad promised her to Wahusp a, a cold, greedy man wh o, in reality , had bought herfrom he r fat her in ret urn for power. Six of Wahuspa's best hors es were to re-place C hischille 's cherished image in the chiefta in's heart, so you see that ev enin th e lodges of the Indians , riches are usu ally 'deemed th e best sf a ll ea rthly gifts.
But hark! What is it th at T oolwa hears to rous e him fr om his stony calm ?See the love light gleaming in his eyes! Yes, ' t is she , Chischille, who has fledfrom he r fathe r' s wigw am to her love r's a rms.
Soon he has her safe with in his boat and they glide away down the river.And as t hey ski m ove r the waves Toolwa whispe rs in he r eage r ea r: "SweetChischille, we sh all go far from he re to whe re th e south wind blows above thelodges of the Riccarrees , to where thy s ire's an d Wahus pa 's vengeance cann otreac h yo u and there I'll build a lodge for th ee, my faw n-like one . A life-long ser-vice sha ll repay thee the love th ou hast sh own me thi s night. "
But what is t he meanin g of th at distant light w hich gleams in the village justleft beh ind ?
It is Wahuspa ' s torch; he has discove red Chischill e' s flight and is nowawa kening his warriors .
His fury is terrible and the poor old father cal ls for vegeance on his ch ild.They start upon her trail and trace her to the river's marshy edge. Then fa rdown the stream t hey spy Toolwa's canoe ."
Wahuspa, with fire flash ing from his eyes, cr ies : " I have them now-Isw ear by the Great Manitou to spi ll the fox cub's blood this very night and br ingmy sweet Chischille back agai n."
Away they fly, pursuers and pursued, seeming like monsters fro m t he sp iritworld, some das hing forwa rd like t he fierce storm wind, others looming up lik eclouds . But Toolwa 's str engt h is being fast spent, and now his wea k paddles naps in two. Wi th pale ch eek he w hispers: "All is lost , but, dear one, wesha ll meet in the s pirit land," th en sta bs himself and leaps into the river.
Ch ischille is taken back to her fath er 's lodge to become Wa huspa's bride onthe nex t day. T he Indian maid, ris ing at th e earliest dawn, plaits he r da rk ha irand puts on her richest robe, decked w ith bright flowers and shells. She passest hrough a wonde ring crowd of sq uaws who are up ear ly doing t he work whi le thewarriors sleep, weary after last night ' s chase. She goes straight to a litt le coveby the river and springs quickly int o the small boat in which sh e rapidly sk imsacross t he river to whe re yon cliff uprears its awful form . She has climbed itsdizzy height and now stands boldly upright on its very edge, looking calmly down.
But hark! she is singing and gent ly waving her hand: -"Why should I in sorrow linger,Why repine in gloomy sadness?
Let me go!Spirit of the land of shadows,Fr ee me from this horrid t hraldom .Death, I woo thee as my lover ,For I hear Too lwa call meAnd I come to Wahra nt unga,To the lodge fire of Manitou,To the happy land of spirits,In th at land of fruits and flowers ,Fruits th at never leave us hun gry ,Flowe rs t hat never fade and wit her,We will take our rest toget her,G ladly, sweetly, rest together.Short shall be my passage to thee,Brief shall be my unseen jou rney,To thy happy home in cloud landTo thy hu ntin g ground in southland;And when once again I meet thee,When again I gladly greet theeNone shall sunder none shall sever,With thee I shall be forevr!
Toolwa! I come!"This sa id, she sprang from her dizzy perch and found a liquid grave. And
t he legend goes that often as the Sioux pass along here they faintly hea r the maid-en' s dy ing so ng.
A FRESHMAN'S EXPERIENCE.
When to ld I wou ld pas s on leav ing grade eightTo High School I went in a frown.I had some misgivings in w hat I had hear dAnd had a cold chill-all the
They sa id ' twas so hard an d they work yo u to deathIn Latin as taught by Miss Brown,Till my courage it fail ed and my fate I bewailedHad an other chill- all the