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OLD ROSE 

AND 

GREEN

 

Central City High School

 

1920

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Faculty

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Seniors

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Juniors

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Sophomores

39

Freshmen

43

School Calendar

45

Domestic Science

49

Athletics

51

Alumni

62

Jokes and Advertisements

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Dedication

We respectfully dedicate this Annual to the High School of the future, and sincerely hope that, having profited by time, it may be as pleasant and prosperous as this, the High School of 1920.
 

Forward

This Annual has required much time and labor in its publication. Its purpose is to relate briefly, and in a manner worthy of consideration, the school life of a happy and successful year. We present it to you with that aim, and allow you to conclude whether or not we have succeeded in our endeavor. - EDITOR.

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ANNUAL STAFF

Editor-in-Chief

Charles Smith

Associate Editor

Thelma Desch

Business Manager

Alfred Paxson

Assistant Business Manager

Curtis Perry

Advertising Manager

Russell Staats

Athletics Editor

Ted McEndree

Alumni Editors

Florence Bishop and Edna Willis

Jokes Editors

George Gregg and Lucile Hord

Senior Class Editor

Francis Heaton

Jurior Class Editor

Bessie Jeffreys

Sophomore Class Editor

Paul Slegel

Freshman Class Editor

Cora Bollinger

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BEULAH A. DEXTER, Superintendent
"And still they gazed, and still their wonder grew,
That one small head could carry all she knew."

LILLIAN CONYBEARE, Principal
"True as the needle to the pole,
Or as the dial to the sun."

NINA McKENNAN, Latin
"Character and personal force are the
only investments
that are worth anything."

ETHEL PEGLER, French
"Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait."

EDNA MAIN, Science
"Gain all the knowledge you can, and then
use it for the highest purpose."

MARY SCOTT, English
"A good book is the precious life-blood
of a master spirit."

TELVA DRESSLER, Normal Training
"Favors to none, to all a smile extends;
Oft she rejects, but never once offends."

IVA MARVEL, Commercial Course
"From a little spark may burst a mighty flame."

BAYARD FUNK, Athletics.
"Cloaked in silent dignity, he holds his own among us."

NONA PETERSON, Home Economics
"Give no more to any guest
Than he is able to digest."

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If in the following lines you find
Something that may provoke,
Pray don't blame us -- it's all in fun,
It's meant just for a joke.

               COMMITTEE.

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FRANCIS HEATON.

I am popular in society,
Though possessed of great propriety,
And I try to please the mass
As president of '20's class.

College Preparatory
President 3, 4  Treasurer 2
Vice President Athletic Association
Captain Foot Ball 4
Senior Class Editor Annual

EVERETT CRITES

Everett is quite reserved,
A famous boy is he;
Perhaps you haven't all observed
That a farmer he will be.

College Preparatory
Foot Ball 4

ETHEL L. NORDSTROM

And here's to our friend Nordy,
Full of pep and frolic, too;
Makes good grades and studies hard;
Always ready her part to do.

Normal Training
Vice President 2  Secretary and Treasurer 3. 4
Athletic Board 2, 3  Basket Ball 3

ETHEL BICE

Ethel's as good as she can be,
And with this you'll all agree;
She has her own opinions, too,
But tells her thoughts to none of you.

Normal Training

DOROTHY BENTON

This maiden is a bonny one -
We like her very well,
Because she seems so full of fun -
They say it comes in spells.

College Preparatory

MARIE COWGILL

There was once a maiden fair,
Who had a marvelous head of hair;
It kept her busy all the day -
What more of her need we to say?

College Preparatory

ALICE TOOLEY

Now Alice is notably shy;
No matter how hard we may try,
We can not make her swerve
From the straight line of reserve.

College Preparatory

MYRTLE ELITZ

What she won't she won't;
   What she will she will;
When she sets her mind
   You might as well be still.

Normal Training

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VIVIAN MEREDITH

That she has the H. S. spirit
If you saw her you would all agree;
When you start the yells a-going
The peppiest in the bunch is she.

Normal Training
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DAN PRESTON

A dillar, a dollar, a ten-o'clock scholar;
   What makes you come so soon?
You used to come at ten o'clock,
   And now you come at noon.

College Preparatory
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JOHN KERR

Moving, giggling, wiggling,
   Never stops a bit;
On the jump from morn till night -
   True; now, isn't it?

College Preparatory

LORRAINE SEAL

Lorraine is a very good child,
Dutiful, meek and mild;
She always gets her lessons well
That, of course, we need not tell.

Normal Training

PHYLLIS LAUB

Full of fun and full of mischief, too
Sometimes doing what she shouldn't do.

Commercial

IRENE BOELTS

Who is the maid whose auburn hair
So readily can be seen?
Who is always a ready assistant? -
You surely can guess. Why, Irene.

Normal Training
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GLADYS BELL

This girl has a curious turn of mind,
In the air round about her you ques-
   tion marks find;
Some day a teacher she will be,
And teach her children A. B, C.

Normal Training

RUSSELL STAATS

"Rut" fond of all the girls,
Whether they have straight hair or curls.
He is so very industrious
He's actually becoming illustrious.

Commercial
Member 2 and Secretary 3 Athletic Association
Basket Ball 3, 4  Advertising Manager Annual

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EDGAR BARGE

Edgar's quite a sport.
And does just as he pleases.
He isn't quite as large as some,
But, just the same, he teases.

College Preparatory

TED McENDREE

Here is a chap who never dances,
  Nor smokes, nor chews, nor swears,
Who never grumbles and never flirts,
  But shuns all sinful snares.

College Preparatory
Vice President 4
Treasurer Athletic Association 3, 4  Foot Ball 4
Athletics Editor Annual

LETA WHITMORE

Leta is a quiet lass,
One of our illustrious class.
She's wiser than we are any old day,
And her reciting is always 0. K.

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WILMA DESCH

This little maid is always dreaming
Of the days that are to be;
While before her lustrous eyes
George's sober visage flies.

College Preparatory.
Treasurer 4  Athletic Board 4  Glee Club 2, 3

ALFRED PAXSON

J-ust in everything in school, -
E-very committee and team, -
A-lways ready to do his best,
N-ever known to dream.

Commercial
President Athletic Association 3
Basket Ball 3, 4  Foot Ball 4
Business Manager Annual

LILLIAN SOLT

Lillian is her first name,
  Solt is yet her last.
We know but little of her fame;
  Her troubles now are past.

Commercial

NINA McKENNAN

No, this is not an s. g. g.,
Though such she might appear to be.
Her stunt has been to keep us straight.
Some job, you say? I should relate.

Class Sponsor

GEORGE GREGG

He wears a look of greatest piety,
A strong demeanor of sobriety;
Don't give a copper for society,
And always acts with due propriety.

College Preparatory
President Athletic Association 4
Jokes Editor Annual

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THEODORE R. KELSO

Mother calls me Theodore,
   But I never did like that.
Please just call me Teddy,
   And I'll take off my hat.

College Preparatory
Secretary 3  Foot Ball 4

CHARLES SMITH

Famous in learning and great of mind,
In science and math he's there every time.
In his place as forward he is our star,
And he's our best student, also, by far.

College Preparatory
Captain Basket Ball 3, 4  Editor-in-Chief Annual
Valedictorian

VERA STRONG

This is Vera Strong,
Who studies all day long;
And from the very start
She always did her part.

Normal Training

MERLE NUGENT

Oh, say! do you all know
I love to go to the show?
There aren't enough nights in the week
For this pleasure that I seek.

Normal Training

NEIL MCCULLOUGH

He seems contented with his lot;
   He doesn't seem to worry.
He could have waited many years,
   But, like us, wished to hurry.

College Preparatory
Foot Ball 4

GLADYS LEAMONS

A cheerful smile and a kindly way,
She brings glad sunshine every day.

Normal Training

ETHEL RATHMAN

A quiet lass, demure and wise;
A faithful worker, - one who tries.

Normal Training

LORA GREGG

Lora is a studious lass, -
    Shall I tell you where?
She's always studying the looking-glass
    And what she finds in there.

College Preparatory

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Lifters, Not Leaners

Follow our motto, - some will gain fame,
And none of us will be put to shame,
Because we are honest, square and game.

As we wend our way through the surging throng
This is our motto and also our song, -
Lifters, not leaners, all our life long.

This is our motto, and so may we
Stand by it ever and faithfully be
Lifters, not leaners, till eternity. - G. D. G.

 

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HISTORY OF THE CLASS OF 1920

1916 - 1917

     The Beginning. - Alice Tooley and Lorraine Seal, having been duly appointed the historians of the worthy class of one thousand nine hundred and twenty, do, on this thirtieth day of March, in the aforementioned year of our Lord, set forth the following facts, transcribed from the annals of our class, hoping thereby to prove to the public the worthiness of the aforementioned illustrious class.

     Discovery - Character of the People. - We were discovered on the north side of the assembly hall on the morning of September 4, 1916. There we sat, a large ungainly class of sixty-five, not being conscious of the appearance we made. Open-mouthed, we innocently awaited anything which might fall to our lot, the boys attempting to appear at ease in their first long trousers.

     We did very little to distinguish ourselves that first year, except along athletic and musical lines.

     Election. - A few weeks following the opening of school we held a class meeting. We elected Donald Persinger president; Wilma Desch, who looked like an honest person, we chose to take care of our funds; Dorothy Renton, who had already shown some literary ability, was chosen secretary.

     Social Conditions. - One of our first social events was the Hallowe'en Mask at the rink. Everyone present declared this to be one of the most enjoyable features of the year.

     The next party worthy of note, though of a rather sad ending, due to the sudden disappearance of the "eats," was held at the gym, The refreshments consisted of a few straggling pickles and marshmallows.

     One of our best parties was that given on St. Patrick's night at the gym, under the supervision of Miss Starrett, our sponsor. This, without question, proved to be the most pleasant party of our Freshman year.

     The climax to our social activities, as Freshmen, was the war-time hike to the river. The unfavorable weather did not hinder us from having our usual good time.

1917-1918

     The next year, having risen to the dizzy heights of Sophomores, we took our place as the ones to be abhorred.

     Election. - Soon after school opened our second year class election was held. Andrew Wilson was elected president, Ethel Nordstrom vice president, and Alfred Scudder secretary and treasurer. When Alfred decided to leave us the vacancy was well filled by Francis Heaton.

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     Social Conditions. - During our Sophomore year no parties of prominence occurred. We enjoyed several parties at the rink.

     Change in Administration. - It was at the end of our Sophomore year that Mr. Dunlap, a most familiar figure in our high school affairs, left. We missed Mr. Dunlap, but Miss Dexter, as superintendent, with her sturdy principles of honor, and her alertness to every opportunity to place our high school on the top-most round of scholarship, won our hearty admiration.

1918 - 1919
     Civil War. - The election of 1918 was a great contrast to our Sophomore one, which was mild and peaceful. Two factions sprang up like mushrooms, each trying to place its own candidate at the head of the class. The rivalry was so great that it looked for a time as though we would have two presidents. All disturbance finally came to an end, and the efficiency and honor with which our president has represented us on all occasions has proven the wisdom of our selection. Francis Heaton was elected president, Ted McEndree vice president, Ethel Nordstrom treasurer, and Teddy Kelso secretary.

     The Stage. - Since it was thought last year that the honor of giving a play belonged only to the Seniors, we were deprived of that privilege, but we were at least successful in persuading our superintendent to permit us to give our Junior-Senior Banquet.

     Great Social Event. - The Junior-Senior Banquet was an affair long to be remembered. The Seniors maintained the role of honored guests so complacently that one would not dream that they had been assigned the ignoble title of "freshies" a short four years ago. In the center of the room was a Maypole, which was covered with old rose and green. From the ceiling were dropped interlaced streamers in the High School colors. Four long tables were so arranged that each one extended from the corner to the center of the room. A floor lamp stood at the head of each of the tables and beautifully lighted up the room. Francis Heaton, as toastmaster, shattered the fame of all previous platform idols, and was followed by others who were equally as successful.

1919 - 1920

 

     Election - Our Senior Year. - Our president, Francis Heaton, having represented us so well on all occasions, we unanimously decided that no other could take his place. We also elected Ted McEndree again as vice president. Ethel Nordstrom, who had proven her honesty during the past year, was again elected secretary and treasurer.
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     Social Conditions. - Early in September the Seniors tendered the annual reception to the Faculty and students of the High School. The Domestic Science room was cosily decorated, and here delicious refreshments were served. The games were in the form of a school and the whole affair was most enjoyable.

     Our next social event was a hay-rack ride to the river. A huge bonfire, sizzling weiners and toasted marshmallows were the chief centers of attraction.

     One affair, never to be forgotten by the Seniors, was the sleigh-ride party and oyster supper at the home of Ethel Bice. Although the mercury was 20 degrees below zero, the class voted it to be one of the best times in its history.

     Valentine's night the Senior class was entertained by Marie Cowgill, Dorothy Benton and Alice Tooley at Tooley's. One might think that Miss Pegler was trying to strangle a friend, but when the truth was known it was found she was only proposing.

     Slouch Day was a source of entertainment for the entire High School. Upon that day thirty or more Seniors appeared upon the stage bedecked in most elegant and unique costumes. A gazoo concert ensued, the melody and harmony of which rivaled the Song of the Syrens.

     Advantages and Disadvantages.- Our class has had its ups and downs. We came just in time to enjoy musical instructions under Mr. Lesch. We leave just in time to escape the sorrow of seeing our dear Misses Pegler and Dressler superseded by some new and less learned interlopers. We are the Seniors who suffered the loss of our Junior play. It is we who took the extra semester of math that is no longer required.

     Social and Economic Improvements. - If we have had our misfortunes we have also had an equal number of advantages given us. It was during our Senior year that the attractive doors were placed at the entrance to our assembly room, which added to the appearance and also comfort of our study hall. We feel proud of the part that members of our class played in acquiring our position in athletics. It was during our Senior year that the Student Council was formed of teachers and representatives of each class, which brought about a better understanding between the faculty and students.

     THE END. - The events which remain to the Seniors are the JuniorSenior Banquet, our class play, "And Home Came Ted," and the Commencement Exercises.

     Thus endeth the history of the class of 1920, as transcribed from the annals of the class during its four years' existence.

A. T.  L. S.

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CLASS PROPHECY

     The flaming fire on the hearth fades into a luminous glow, filling the large room with ominous shadows. A man sits enveloped in these shadows, staring with drowsy fascination at the embers. His thoughts wander back over the many years that have elapsed since he has passed over the threshold of early manhood. He wonders what fate and years have brought to his classmates of 1920. Their life-paths and his have been so separated and widely scattered that they have never crossed. Yet the bond of fellowship still holds - and he wonders.

     His head rests in his hands, his heavy eyelids droop, and consciousness sinks into dreamy oblivion. The ever-changing embers present brilliant pantomime before him. As he dreamily gazes at the dying fire he sees, as in a mirage, his classmates of High School days. But, instead of the old familiar scene of the class diligently studying in the assembly hall, he sees each one where fate or fortune has placed him, ten years since those happy school days.

     A little shop, on Broadway, appears with this sign above the door: "Exclusive Women's Beauty Parlor." Inside he sees Ted McEndree, the busy, and interested manager, carefully and dexterously caring for the wants of the multitude of the weaker sex who flock to his door.

     This scene fades away and our dreamer finds himself before the stage of a New York theater. Behind the glare of the footlights are found Dorothy Benton, Alice Tooley and Marie Cowgill. Miss Benton introduces, with great success, her very original and likewise musical productions, among the favorites are: "Heeza Heartbreaker," "You're in Style if You've Got Big Feet," and "Like Unto a Turnip My Heart Is." She is accompanied by Miss Cowgill, piano, and Miss Tooley, ukulele.

     Next on the stage appears Charles Koonce and his most capable assistant, Ethel Nordstrom, who present the world's greatest wonders in aesthetic dancing.

     His thoughts wander to distant lands, where he sees many of his classmates engaged in widely varied occupations. The glaring sun beats ruthlessly down upon the ancient pyramids which grace the Egyptian sands. But this does not check the work of Lora Gregg, who finds keen enjoyment in struggling up the rough sides of those ancient monuments. She spends her time there making researches into the Egyptian antiquities. Hieroglyphics and mummies are her specialties.

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     Russell Staats is successfully working as a foreign missionary among the cannibals of South Africa. He has made many noticeable reforms, for which he is to be complimented. He declares himself to be in love with the country.

     India boasts of her number of expert sea divers. She has reason enough to be proud of her star diver, Merle Nugent, who, statistics show, can stay submerged from four to five minutes.

     Teddy Kelso has secluded himself in a romantic Bohemian kingdom, where he holds the envied position of his royal majesty's jester. No one can doubt that the cap and bells become Teddy charmingly.

     Vera Strong, Leta Whittemore and Gladys Bell have gone overseas, where they will drive motor trucks and aid in reconstruction work.

     The perfectly stunning gowns which are the rage in the society circles of the East are designed by the Parisian designer, Everette Crites. He seems to possses an unusual ability when it comes to the artistic touches which make his gowns so incomparably popular.

 

     From the foreign countries the thoughts of our dreamer carry him back to dear old Nebraska. The Martin law office appears, whose immaculate condition is due to the untiring efforts of its faultless janitor, Edgar Barge.

     Nebraska's famous farmerette is Vivian Meredith, who has won her fame by raising prize hogs for the State Fair.

     A great scientist appears, in whom he recognizes Phyllis Laub, who is striving to make the world safe for democracy by inventing a new gun that will win the next war. The gun, which works on a principle similar to that of a pop-gun, is well under way and has so far proved successful.

     The home scene of Myrtle and Dan is a happy one. They had not the heart to try life alone, so they formed a partnership in which Myrtle, as a successful business woman, furnishes the capital, while domesticated Dan keeps the home fires burning and takes care of the cows and chickens 'n' everything.

     The country is in mourning for the death of its notorious Beatrice Fairfax. But Alfred Paxson saved the chaotic situation by quietly stepping into her place. There his genius is appreciated and his originality has full play.

     Due to his sympathy and interest in children Francis Heaton has at last accepted the enviable position of president of the Better Babies Association.

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     The sunny fields hold an irresistible charm for Charles Smith, who spends his entire time collecting specimens of butterflies. His varieties already rival those of Heinz's 57.

     John Kerr unselfishly adds his sunshine to the world's gloom. He is publishing his original book, "Jokes for All Occasions," and finds it difficult to meet the demand.

     Lorraine Seal has risen to the position of District Superintendent of Sunday Schools. The Sunday School owes its advancement to her indispensable services.

     Irene Boelts is quickly accumulating a fortune by selling her novel "Powdered Hair Tonic." This is the most satisfactory and most popular tonic that has appeared on the market since the law has forbidden the use of Creosol Dip.

     As women policemen have become very popular, Gladys Leamons has decided to join the ranks, and stands upon Michigan Avenue from 8:00 A. M. to 6:00 P. M.

     Ethel Bice dazzles the world with her daring stunts on the tight wire. She and Ethel Rathman, the famous acrobat, have joined the Barnum & Bailey Circus.

     George Gregg conducts hair dressing demonstrations in the window of his father's real estate office.

     Lillian Solt plays the role of leading cabaret dancer at the Empress Gardens in Omaha.

     Wilma Desch is encouraging feminine independence by organizing a "Bachelor Maids' Club." The aim of the club is to make the sterner sex appreciate the true value of their better halves.

     As an artist's model Neil McCullough is in great demand. He poses for magazine covers and illustrations.

     Roy King has chosen the movies for his life work. His role as the kind-hearted villain in "His Mother's Son" melts the hardest of hearts.

 

     Most impressive to the mind of the dreamer is the familiar scene of Central City High School. As he enters the hall his eyes fall upon the bulletin board. From what he reads there he is convinced that there is nothing slow about Central City High School. The work of every class reflects the progressive spirit of the day.

     Miss Peterson is introducing cabaret features into her dining room service.

     Miss Marvel advocates gum chewing and frizzing of the hair in her typewriting classes.

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     Every Monday Miss Conybeare's history class meets at the Empress Theatre to enjoy current events illustrated on the screen.

     Miss Scott is teaching meter and rythm entirely by use of the Victrola.

     The manual training class have just returned from a little spin to Europe in their aeroplane, which they recently completed under the direction of Mr. Funk.

     Miss Dexter's limousine may be seen in front of the school building every afternoon from 4 until 5 o'clock. At that time she instructs classes in gardening for all those whose deportment grade is below 99%.

     The French classes are enjoying a series of fashion shows, conducted by Miss Pegler, who is assisted by several noted Parisian designers.

     Miss McKennan has invited her Latin students to a banquet, at which Roman wine will be served and toasts given in Latin.

     Members of the Normal Training Class, chaperoned by Miss Dressler, are off for a little visit to Columbia, where they will be entertained by some of the most famous educators of the day.

     A distillery has been established in connection with the chemistry laboratory; the chemistry students, under the direction of Miss Main, have become experts in the manufacture of alcohol.

     Cocoa and wafers are served by the Faculty, in the assembly room, every afternoon at 4 o'clock for the benefit of the tardy pupils.

     The firelight died, ending the pantomime, like the curtain that falls over the land of pretense when the play is done.

W. D. and T. K.


We Are the Class of '20

TUNE - "Oh, What a Pal Was Mary"

Seniors are we, Seniors are we,
Treading the pathway of glory,
Came in fine style, studied awhile,
Ours is a wonderful story.
Central's our friend, right to the end,
That's why we love her so.

Dear to our heart is Central;
Memories will never die;
Though we are gone love lingers on
For dear old Central High.

Long will our hearts recall each joy
That bound us in this sweet friendship.
Time can ne'er end, nor sorrow send
Memories so fond and so true.
Since it is May we now must say,
Teachers and comrades, farewell.

OHo. - We are the class of '20;
Oh! what a class are we!
Of genius we've more than plenty,
And our number is thirty-three.

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CLASS WILL

     We, the illustrious and far-famed class of Nineteen Hundred Twenty, being as yet of sound mind and reliable memory, do hereby make and publish this, our last will and testament:

     1st. To the Juniors we do bequeath our old boots, hoping that they will wade through their Senior year as successfully as we have done.

     2nd. On the Sophomores we shower our tears, so that they who have acquired the swell head can shrink somewhat.

     3rd. To the Freshmen we will our brightness and sunshine, hoping that in time they may ripen.

     4th. Charles Smith wills his basketball pants to "Skinny" Richards.

     5th. To Daisy Woodward and Bruce King we do bequeath the bench in the North Park which was willed to George Gregg and Wilma Desch by Madge Newmyer and Ray Smith, of the class of Nineteen Hundred Eighteen.

     6th. Teddy Kelso wills the suit which he wore on Slouch Day to Freddy Kombrink, hoping that it will be as becoming to Freddy as it was to himself.

     7th. Phyllis Laub wills her right to make announcements of dances to Alta Campbell.

     8th. Edgar Barge and Alfred Paxson will their devotions to Jean to any of the covetous candidates.

     9th. Everett Crites leaves part of his chest expansion to Halley Lee, thinking that Halley will need it.

     10th. Russell Staats leaves his golden locks, for janitor purposes, to Mr. Albert Rose.

     11th. John Kerr leaves his Caesar book to Charles Mohr, hoping that Charles will not be obliged to keep it as long as he has.

     12th. Teddy Kelso leaves his un-made-up tardy marks to Ila Gleason, knowing that she is willing to do anything for him.

     13th. Dorothy Benton leaves her rosy complexion to Alda Robertson, so she will not have such a large paint bill.

     14th. Ted McEndree wills his popularity with the fair sex to any young hopeful who has aspirations in this line.

     15th and Last. To the entire school we leave the pleasant memory of our smiling faces and sweet dispositions, hoping that it will be cherished forever.

     We do hereby appoint Thelma Desch and Henry Heaton as executors of this will, trusting that they will solemnly endeavor to execute our wishes to the best of their ability.

     In testimony whereof, we hereunto set our hand and seal this first day of the fifth month in the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred Twenty.

     (Signed) CLASS OF NINETEEN HUNDRED TWENTY.

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The Senior Class Play

     The Senior Class Play will be one of the Commencement week festivities, but at this writing definite arrangements have not been made. It is a comedy of mystery in three acts, and will keep the audience in suspense and laughter till the close.

     This comedy is staged in the Catskill Mountains at the Rip Van Winkle Inn. The plot of the play is the struggle for the supremacy, in a furniture factory, between Ted, the rightful heir, and Ira Stone, who wishes to gain control. Ted is helped out by Mollie, the housekeeper of the inn.

     According to the by-laws of the company every stockholder must register by midnight preceding the meeting, but Ted fails to appear. Mollie and Skeet Kelly, the hotel clerk, persuade a civil engineer to impersonate Ted and sign the book. When all seems to be well the lawyer, Jim Ryker, comes in and says that he is well acquainted with the real Ted. Everybody becomes excited, but the lawyer disappears and the engineer is presented as the young heir.

     In Act II Miss Loganberry, an old maid, is awaiting the return of Ted, and the engineer is kept busy avoiding her and trying to further his own heart's interest in Diana Garwood, a guest at the inn.

     Ted finally comes to the inn, bringing his bride with him. To make everything work smoothly, Molly conceals them in the basement. During this time a mysterious widow from Honolulu appears, who owns some stock in the furniture company. This stock has been placed in the safe for the night. After the guests have retired a noise is heard in the office; Mollie hides and a shadowy form begins to rifle the safe. The alarm is given, but the burglar escapes with the stocks.

     The last act takes place the morning after the robbery, when a mysterious, deaf, old farmer appears. The lady from Honolulu becomes known, and everyone finds the road to happiness.

CAST

In the order of their appearance

Skeet Kelly, the clerk

Teddy Kelso

Diana Garwood, the heiress

Phyllis Laub

Miss Loganberry, the spinster

Lillian Solt

Ira Stone, the villain

Russell Staats

Aunt Jubilee, the cook

Ethel Nordstrom

Mr. Man, the mystery

Everett Crites

Jim Ryker, the lawyer

Alfred Paxson

Mollie Macklin, the housekeeper

Vivian Meredith

Henrietta Darby, the widow

Alice Tooley

Ted, the groom

Francis Heaton

Elsie, the bride

Myrtle Elitz

Senator McCorkle, the father

Neil McCullough

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