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1913 Corry HS Yearbook - The Owl - Activities
Contributed by Teresa Hughes
This is a series of pages being presented based on scanned images from the June 1913 Corry Owl, the yearbook for Corry High School. This feature covers pages 28 to 39, Activities and Miscellaneous. The images have been scanned by Bill Klauk from the yearbook that was on loan from Teresa and Jack Hughes in March 2003. Unfortunately, these web page were never created at that time, except for a small number of pages. The yearbook was originally owned by the late Arthur Schaub. Art was Teresa's father-in-law's guardian. Art had a Dutch Boy paint and wall paper store on Center street in Corry until the early 1970s. In the summer of 1937 Art visited the Elmwood Home for Boys and met Charles Francis Hughes. Art became Chuck's guardian and Chuck moved to Art's home in Corry. While attending Corry High School, Chuck meet Clarice Capwell, daughter of Alice Bennink and Boyd Capwell. They were married in 1945 and in 1947 Teresa's husband Jack Hughes was born. Anyone having any comments or questions on the material presented should contact Teresa Hughes directly.
The Girls’ Basketball team had a good season, too. With Bess Drought as
manager, a good schedule was arranged, and played off very well. Among the
girls who participated in the games were Bess and Araline Drought, Marie
Kepple, Myrna Reynolds, Thelma O’Neil, Margaret Alexander, Evah Loveland, Fern
Blatchley and Lillian Murray. Then the Sophomore girls played the All-High
School team in a close contest and defeated them.
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This issue ends the exchange department for the season of 1912-13. On the
whole, we have been very successful. We have been aided greatly by the
criticisms of other papers, and hope the attempt to better some of our
exchanges has not been in vain.
T. N. E. CLUB.
The organization of the T. N. E. Club was an inspiration. Ten fellows got
together and said, “Let there be a club,” and a club there was. Later it was
desired to limit the membership to C. H. S. men.
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With the reorganization of the school in the Fall of 1912, came football enthusiasm. The school had not had a football team for two years, so it was decided to play inter-class games and not have a C. H. S. team until the following Fall. And so, many interclass battles were waged desperately on the school gridiron.
But soon football gave place to the basketball schedule arranged by Manager Bosworth. Captain Babbitt, assisted by Prof. Davie, our coach, had out door practice on the field for a couple of weeks before the indoor practice started. Then, when the team began practicing at the Armory, every man played a star game. And the team was then picked out. Babbitt, Jourdet, Paulson, Wellman, Scott and Mckinney.
The Thanksgiving night rolled around with Silver Creek as Corry’s opponent. Corry, in a fierce game, defeated Silver Creek and soon afterwards Kane and Masten Park of Buffalo shared Silver Creek’s fate. All the rest of the season the Corry boys played an excellent game under the circumstances, and while they began losing a few, still they ended the season very creditably. Jourdet, Corry’s star forward, was elected captain of next year’s team and awarded the silver cup for being the best player for C. H. S.
And then came baseball. Under Capt. Hill’s guidance, the team began practice and gradually the material assumed definite shape. But just when all looked well, trouble started. Now all the year in athletics it has been decreed by the authorities that a player to be eligible, must have a grade of at least 75 in three studies and deportment. But Babbitt and Jourdet had not the necessary qualifications for a game at Warren. Nor had permission yet been given to use Hopkins, a 9th grade player. So when Manager Carrier used these three men, there was trouble following, and finally the Board of Education decided that C. H. S. athletics were not recognized, and that there was no team officially representing Corry High School. So the team reorganized as the Crescent High Stars and it has proceeded to play as much of its schedule as possible.
Then when the City League was organized, the Crescent High Stars entered the League with eighteen players. The league is sure to be a success and the H. S. team ought to win. With good support and Hill and “Lefty” Wellman to do the twirling, the team certainly ought to win the cup offered by Mr. DeRosay to the best nine. So best wishes and all luck to the C. H. S. team — the Crescent High Stars.
T. H. B. CLUB.
President . . . . . . . . Josephine Weaver.
The T. H. B. Club was organized June 26th, 1912, at the home of Josephine
Weaver. The club then consisted of nine members, but Margaret Alexander,
Margaret Haight and Marjorie Auer have been taken in since.
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Easter week, 1912, six girls were entertained at the home of Ethel
Whittlesey and formed a club known as the A. B. C.
M. S. CLUB.
The M. S. Club was organized by seven girls April 17, 1913, at the home of
Araline Drought. The club meets on Saturday after noon and evening and the
hostess serves a six o clock dinner.
T. E. D. CLUB.
Starting with six members in 1910 the T. E. D. Club is one of the oldest of
the many clubs whose members are now mostly in High School. Picnics are the
chief entertainment, and when the club feels in the mood, the eight T. E. D’s
take their picnic baskets, hammocks, old clothes and Keppel’s auto and make
their way to the picnic grounds or to the annual camp on Findley Lake.
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JOKES—EX-JOKES AND NEARLY-JOKES
Valeda — "Hurry up, girls, here come two men."
All Gaul is divided into three parts — Jourdet, Babbitt and Wellman.
Flunco, fluncere, faculty, fire ‘em.
Mr. Strong: "What’s the difference between sparrows and worms?"
Mr. Strong: “Now if there is anything you want to know about electricity,
ask me or ask somebody that knows.”
Extract from W. Hammond’s lost diary: “I wonder how much it cost me to have a special mail carrier to take notes to Esther instead of sending them through the post office?”
What is this we hear about Louise Merrick being a regular customer at Plate’s? Wellman, this must be looked into.
In English we are asked to stop when done.
Wanted — Freshmen to forget 66 in Chapel — Upper Classmen
Miss T —“Mr. Levy, what is a secant?”
Jack: “What is the most nervous thing in the world next to a girl?“
Wesley: “You are the goal of my affections.”
Boys of 1913
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N. I. T. CLUB.
The N. I. T. Club was organized August 4, 1910, with fourteen members. The object of the club is to have a good time and gossip and it is known that the latter, especially, is indulged in freely. The club is noted for the fine dances which it often holds and which are some of the most important events of the social season.
In the Hallowe’en parade of 1911, the girls received a beautiful silver cup for their float “The Damm Family”. This was presented to the High School by Miss Elizabeth Lyons and now adorns the case in the hall.
Last year the girls spent ten days in camp at Sherman’s Bay on Chautauqua Lake, and from all reports, an exceptionally good time was enjoyed. Miss McKinney and Miss Breene acted as chaperons.
The members of the club are: Cora Heywang, Marion Carey, Emily Weaver, Dorothy Wilcox, Lucile Murray, Fannie Weiss, Helen Hoenes, Bess Drought, Elizabeth Lyons, Esther Vaughan, Julia Naylor, Alta Young, Ava Mackres, Louise Whittlesey, Ruth Calkins.
THE NUTTY SEVEN.
The Nutty Seven is an organization of the Senior boys. This club meets semi
occasionally. It was founded in Room 320, Winston Hotel, Washington, D. C., by
Merrill Hammond. The members are:
Howard Bosworth. . . . Booker T. Washington.
Orval St. Pierre . . . . Teddy Roosevelt.
Walter Scott. . . . . . . Napolean Bonaparte.
Leo Wall . . . . . . . . . General Grant.
Charles Ewer . . . . . . Czar of Russia.
Merrill Hammond . . . Emperor of China.
Arthur Schaub . . . . . Dr. McNutt, keeper.
For a picture see page 19, where a regular meeting is in session.
M. P. CLUB.
The M. P. Club, commonly known as “Mush Party” is perhaps the youngest, though the most exclusive of any of the High School Clubs. The existence of this club first came to light this winter when a dance was given by them. Since then little has been heard of the club, and we would fear that it no longer existed if we did not see evidence of its existence every day.
THE GIRLS OF 1913
Erma Manges . . . . never gets excited.
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CORRY HIGH SCHOOL DICTIONARY
Abomination . . . . . Faculty
TWELVE WONDERS OF C. H. S.
King Fusser . . . . Wallace Wellman.
ODE TO WALTER SCOTT
Wears his own clothes.
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J. Cohen. “A rat
bit me on the ear while I was sleeping last night and then ate half my cake of
T. 0. "I don’t deserve a zero mark, Prof."
Howard Bosworth: “Why can’t you use those lenses in an opera glass?’
Lucile Love, (11 o’clock): “And would you really put yourself out for my
Evolution of Education.
darling, just one kiss and then I’ll go.”
W. McK. “Who is the light haired girl who came to school today?"
There was a young girl named Louisa
“I hear that many of the fellows that go to the dances, stag it. Why so?”
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