Spectator Cover

 

SPECTATOR

SENIOR NUMBER

JANUARY 1925

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

Page
Cover Design Alice Cable
Dedication 7
Appreciation 8
Senior Program 9
Class Motto 9
Class Colors 9
Class Flowers 9
Honor Roll 10
Class Officers 11
Class of 1924 12
Class Picture 40
Class Song 41
Snapshots 45
Horrorscope 48
The Day That Might Be Dorothy Jane Davis 54
Senior Plans 57
Excerpts from Files of Nonsense Sarah Dixon, Helen Spicher 60
Favorite Expressions from Our Helpful Faculty 65
Cartoon Dempsey Snow 66
Literary --
    Poem Edward Hawkins 67
    Romanoff Irene Boris 68
    On Seeing One's Self Barbara Williams 70
    The Stowaway Marian Varner 72
    Marlan's Comeback Donald Good 75
    An Experience in a Mountain Camp Elsie Rinkenberger 78
    Their Commencement LaVerne Himes 80
    Caesar's Nemesis Edward Custer 82
    An Interview Helma Weisberg 83
J. D. Ripple (Picture) 86
Principal's Page 87
Staff Page 89
Spectator Staff (Picture) 90
Editorials --
    At the Finish M. G. L. 91
    To 1924 R. S. 92
    To the New Spectator Staff M. G. L. 92
School News 93
Student Council (Picture) 95
Exchanges 96
Characteristics 98
Athletics 99
Football Picture 100
Alumni Notes 101
Faculty Picture 103
Ruthless Rimes 104
Cartoon 108
Autographs 109
Jokes 111
List of Advertisers 112
Advertisements 113

 

Dedication

Dedication

 

We, the Class of 1924, dedicate this number of the Spectator to our fathers and mothers, who have helped to make possible our high school course.

 

Appreciation

Appreciation

 

We, the Class of 1924, desire to extend our sincere appreciation to all members of the faculty who have helped to make our senior year successful and happy.

 

The Senior Program

The Senior Program

 

Class Day Exercises -- January 7, 1925
High School Auditorium

Senior Vacation -- January 7 to January 15, 1925

Baccalaureate Sermon -- January 11, 1925
Rev. William I. Good
The Vine Street Lutheran Church

Class Play, "Seventeen," January 12 and 13, 1925
High School Auditorium

Commencement Exercises, January 15, 1925
Cochran Junior High School

Class Motto -- "By the work, one knows the workman"
Class Flower -- Ophelia Rose
Class Colors -- Green and Gray

 

Roll of Honor

ROLL OF HONOR

 

HIGHEST HONOR
DONALD GOOD
EDWARD HAWKINS

HIGH HONOR
LA VERNE HIMES
MARIAN VARNER
WAYNE GRIFFITH
HELEN SPICHER
LOUISE MOSER
JEAN OWENS

HONOR
KENNETH ANKENY
HELMA WEISBERG
IRENE BORIS
SARA DIXON
WILLIAM CLINGER
NORDINE KRIEDER

 

Class Officers

Class Officers

 

FRED CRIDER
President

DOROTHY JANE DAVIS
Vice President

WAYNE GRIFFITH
Secretary

ELSIE RINKENBERGER
Treasurer

 

Seniors, p.12
KENNETH ANKENY "Soapy"
    Honor Roll
    Student Council (six terms)
    President of Student Council '24
    A B Club
    Dramatics
    "Seventeen"
    Banker
"A proper man as one may see in a summer day."

 

FLORENCE ASHCOM "Floss"
    Term Basketball
    Inter-Class Basketball
    Gym Exhibition
    Nursing Club
    Dramatic Club
    Mock Trials
    Banker
We've learned to love this pretty lass,
  With pretty curling locks,
She has a smile for every one,
  Especially for the "Docs."

 

EDWIN T. ASHMAN "Ed"
    Band
    Dramatics
    "Pickwick Papers"
    Photographing Club
    Gym Exhibition
    Hi-Y Club
"You see here a good-natured man."

 

BEATRICE BARKER "Bea"
    Gymnasium Exhibition
    Inter-Class Basketball
    Football Booster, '24
    Basketry Club
"Happy am I; from care I am free!
Why aren't they all contented like me?

 

Seniors, p.13
JOE BERMAN "Keggy"
    A B Club
    Sporting Club
    Student Council
    Gymnasium Exhibition
Very brisk and business like
But with a cheerful disposition.

 

NED BLIGHT "Blue-ribbon"
    Comedy of Errors, '19
    Track, '20
    Inter-Class Basketball, '21
    Volley Ball Club, '22
    Gym Exhibition, '23
    Dramatic Club, '24
"Joy and courage make a handsome face."

 

IRENE BORIS "Ire"
    Honor Roll
    A B Club
"Patient in spirit, meek in demeanor."

 

PAULINE BOWERS "Polly"
    A B Club -- 2 terms
    Inter-Class Basketball
    Band
    Hiking Club
A pleasant disposition
Is far better than wealth.

 

Seniors, p.14
ALICE CABLE "Al"
    Art Editor, 24
    Glee Club
    Gym Exhibition
    Sports Club
Her jovial nature brightens the corners
Where sadness doth abound.

 

NELL CAMPBELL "Nellie"
    A B Club
    Gym Exhibition
    Librarian
    Hiking Club
    Class Play Committee
Her eyes are ever sparkling
With a wondrous, witching charm.

 

CECELIA CASEY "Casey"
    Inter-Class Basketball
    Gymnasium Exhibition
    Tennis Club
    Dramatic Club
    Mock Trial
She radiates her cheerfulness to all.

 

WILLIAM CLINGER "Bill"
    Play Committee
    A B Club
    Invitation Committee
    Boys' Sports Club
    Honor Roll
    Student Council
"The mirror of all courtesy."

 

Seniors, p.15
LEROY COLEMAN "Pete"
    Band
    Orchestra
    Hiking Club
    Inter-Class Basketball
"To him who wills, nothing is difficult."

 

KENNETH CORLE "Kenney"
    Camera Club
"A fellow in whom seems much worth."

 

NINO COTRONEO "Nino"
    Sporting Club
    Wireless Club
    Orchestra
Always generous and thoughtful.

 

GERALD CRAMER "Jerry"
"Let me have men about me who are merry."

 

Seniors, p.16
FRED CRIDER "Noodles"
    Class President, '24
    Football, '22
    Varsity Football, 23, '24
    Basketball, Track
    "Seventeen"
    A B Club
Did you ever? No I never
Saw a boy who was so clever.
Both student and a football star
Our President is famed afar.

 

DWIGHT L. CUPP "Cuppy"
    Orchestra, '24, '24
    Dramatic Club
    "Pickwick Papers"
    Ring Committee
    Photography Club
Here's a boy who has two "Fords."
By this time you have guessed,
It's not the one he's riding in
That our "Dite" likes the best.

 

EDWARD CUSTER "Eddy"
    Student Council
    Dramatic Club
    Athletic Booster
    Band
    Activities Committee
"Begone, dull care,
I prithee, begone from me."

 

DOROTHY JANE DAVIS "D. J."
    "Seventeen"
    A B Club
    Vice President of Class, '23, '24
    Student Council
    Gym Exhibition
"Let me have men about me who are merry."

 

Seniors, p.17
HENRIETTA DAVIS "Henry"
    Sewing Club
    Mock Trial
    I Term Basketball
"So sweet and voluble is her discourse."

 

FREDA DIEFENBACH "Fritz"
    Gym Exhibition, '21, '23, '24
    Basketry Club
    Interclass Basketball -- seven terms
A fair face and a sound physique are
  better than much fine gold."

 

MARGARET DITTMAR "Dittmar"
    A B Club
    Gymnasium Exhibition
    Bank Cashier
    Basketry Club
"Gentle, thoughtful, sweet and kind,
Thus are her attributes defined."

 

SARA DIXON "Sal"
    "Seventeen"
    A B Club
    Student Council
    Dramatic Club
    Spanish Fiesta
    Book Night
    Honor Roll
"Her bright face one glance will trace
  a picture on thy brain."

 

Seniors, p.18
DOROTHY DOYLE "Dot"
    Dramatic Club
    Banker
    Invitation Committee
    Gym Exhibition
"Those about her from her shall read
  the perfect ways of honor."

 

LUCILLE DRUMMOND "Sissie"
    Dramatic Club
    Student Council
    Hiking Club
A shy little girl
Mith many a curl.

 

MADELINE EMERICK "Mad"
    Secretary and Treasurer of
      Athletic Booster's Club
    Cheerleader, '24
    Spectator Staff
    Banker
    Gymnasium Exhibition
"I had rather have a fool to make me merry
Than experience to make me sad."

 

DOROTHY FABER "Dot"
    A B Club
    Gymnasium Exhibition
    Spectator Reporter
    Bank Cashier
    Mock Trial
    Father's Club
"Yet in her shy expressive face,
The touch of urban arts I trace,
  And artifices."

 

Seniors, p.19
ROY FINK "Finky"
    A B Club, four terms
    Mock Trial
    Tumbling Team, '22
    Gymnasium Exhibition, '22, '23
    Band, '22
    Treasurer and Usher 410, '24
"Common sense is the genius of humanity."

 

CHARLES FONDELIER "Charley"
    Inter-Class Basketball, '21, '22
    Basketball, '23, '24
    Ass't. Football Mgr., '24
    Sports Club
    Athletic Booster
    Gym Exhibition, '21, '22
"Beauty is no handicap."

 

ANDREW GOLDIE "Red-head"
    Gym Exhibition
    Sporting Club
    Assistant Cashier
"I cannot love, I am too young."

 

DONALD GOOD "Don"
    Highest Honor
    A B Club (8 terms)
    Athletic Editor "Spectator"
    Treasurer of Room 300
    Banker
"A man possessed of splendid talents."

 

Seniors, p.20
MARJORIE GOOD "Dolly"
    A B Club, five terms
    Band
    Glee Club
    Inter-Class Basketball
    Library Assistant
"Thought is deeper than all speech."

 

GERTRUDE GOSSARD "Gert"
    Spectator Reporter
    Home Room Officer
"She had a head to contrive and a
  tongue to persuade."

 

WAYNE GRIFFITH "Griff"
    Honor Roll
    Student Council
    Class Officer
    Spectator Staff
    Banker
    A B Club
    Room Officer
"He who goes slowly, goes wisely,
  And he who goes wisely, goes far."

 

LUELLA GROW "Lou"
    Inter-Class Basketball
    Glee Club
    Hiking Club
    Gym Exhibition
    Y. W. C. A. Sec., '23, '24
She's the kind of girl
That we all love.

 

Seniors, p.21
JAMES HAGINS "Jim"
    Student Council
    Banker
"He is indeed a handsome man.
Tall, strong and robust."

 

MARY ELIZABETH HAGINS "Betty"
    Spectator Staff
    Glee Club
    Dramatic Club
    Ring Committee
    Gym Exhibition
Life is short and care will come,
So have a good time while you're young.

 

GRACE HARTLEY "Grace"
    Gym Exhibition
    Hiking Club
    Inter-Class Basketball
    A B Club, 2 terms
She has a pleasant look for all
Which speaks for itself.

 

EDWARD HAWKINS "Eddie"
    Highest Honor
    Student Council
    Banker
    A B Club, eight terms
    Band
    Gym Exhibition
    Spectator Staff
"Genius is reason in its loftiest form."

 

Seniors, p.22
THOMAS HAWKINS "Hawkshaw"
    Inter-Class Basketball, '21, '22
    Football, '24
    Basketball, '23, '25
    Interclass Track
    Baseball, '24
    Gym Exhibition, '21, '22
    J. H. S. Midgets, '22, '23
    Wireless Club
"Such manliness he shows."

 

ROLAND HAZELL "Rol"
    Inter-Class Basketball, '21
    Football, '23, '24
    Inter-Class Baseball, '24
    Hiking Club, '21
    Varsity Football, '24
"Success comes to those who try."

 

HENRY HEIDORN "Henie"
    Gymnasium Exhibition
    Inter-Class Basketball
    High School Midgets
    President of the Sporting Club
"A hardy frame and a harder spirit,
A heritage, it seems to me,
A king might wish to hold in fee."

 

RALPH HERSHBERGER "Bull Montana"
    Football, '22, '23
    Varsity, '24
    Wireless Club
"Dignified and jolly, too,
The proper mixture for a man."

 

Seniors, p.23
CLARA HILL "Bud"
    Hiking Club
    Glee Club
    Gym Exhibition
    Inter-Class Basketball
She is small, she has eyes,
She's a terror for her size.

 

LA VERNE HIMES "Bernie"
    Honor Roll
    A B Club, seven terms
    Cashier of 300
    Hiking Club
"Endurance is the crowning quality,
And patience all the passion of great hearts."

 

KATHRYN HITE "Kade"
    Home Room Representative
    Glee Club
    Dramatics
    Basketball, '23
    Gym Exhibition, '21
    Hiking Club
"Her cheeks are as dew blown roses."

 

RAE HOROFF "Rachel"
    Student Council
    A B Club, three terms
    Hiking Club
    Dramatics
    "Liberty"
    Mock Trial
    Gym Exhibition, '21
"Who is she? For with her grace she
  is an imposing figure."

 

Seniors, p.24
IRA JACKSON "Babe"
    Pep Club
    Band, '22
    Inter-Class Basketball
    Sports Club
    Gym Exhibition
    Hi-Y Club
"He knew the precise psychological
  moment to say nothing."

 

SAMUEL JACOBY "Sam"
    Camera Club
    Bank Cashier
    Sporting Club
    Gymnasium Exhibition
A quiet boy and a fine classmate.

 

BETTY JOHNSTON "Betts"
    Student Council
    Bankers
    Hiking Club
    Mock Trial
"We have been friends together
In sunshine and in shade."

 

MARTHA JONES "Mark"
    Student Council
    Assembly Room Banker
    Dramatic Club
    Hiking Club
    Gym Exhibition, '21
"Her air is so modest, her aspect so meek,
So simple yet sweet are her charms."

 

Seniors, p.25
WILBUR JONES "Wib"
    Gym Exhibition, '21, '22
    Camera Club, '21
    Hi-Y Club
    "Pep" Club
"He is most happy who will not be sad."

 

ELIZABETH KARALFA "Bee"
    Inter-Class Basketball
    Gym Exhibition
    Glee Club, two terms
    Hiking Club
Always laughing and showing her dimple
And bringing cheer to the gloomy.

 

WILLIAM KEIFER "Bill"
Tallness of stature is certainly no handicap.

 

FRANK KELNER "Pickles"
    Comedy of Errors, '19
    Inter-Class Basketball, '20, '21
    Track, '22
"He who loves bonnie lasses and honest men."

 

Seniors, p.26
FREDA KOPP "Fritz"
"A maiden fair, well versed in the gentle
  and domestic arts."

 

CHARLES KREDEL "Cradle"
    Gymnasium Exhibition
    Hiking Club
"I belong to the union, my books are
  closed at night."

 

NORDINE KRIDER "Red"
    Gym Exhibition, '21
    A B Club
    Hiking Club
    Honor Roll
"A maiden fair, with red, red, hair,
And a sweet and winsome smile."

 

CHARLES KURTZ "Charley"
    Orchestra
"A reliable person, ready and willing
  to do his part."

 

Seniors, p.27
DOROTHY LAMBERT "Dot"
    Nursing Club
"A form more fair, a face more sweet,
Ne'er hath it been my lot to meet."

 

EUGENE LAMBERT "Porkey"
    Basketball Varsity, '22, '23
    Football Varsity, '24
    Varsity Club
    Hiking Club
"There is honesty, manhood and good
  fellowship in thee."

 

MARY GRACE LAMBERT "Mary G"
    A B Club
    Editor-in-Chief of Spectator
    Gymnasium Exhibition
    Manual Arts High School, Los
      Angeles, California
"Those about her, from her
Shall read the perfect ways of honour."

 

GEORGE LEITENBERGER "George"
"He hath the power of thought -- the
  magic of the mind."

 

Seniors, p.28
LILLIAN LEVINE "Lil"
    Hiking Club
    Gymnasium Exhibition
"Her charms strike the sight
But her merit wins the soul."

 

KATHARYNE LYNN "Katie"
    A B Club
    Student Council
    Glee Club
    Inter-Class Basketball
    Class Motto Committee
She is the lovely kind,
That you can rarely find.

 

CAROLINE MILLER "Carrie"
    Girls' Basketball
    Appreciation Club
    Indoor Basketball
    Gym Exhibition
    Glee Club
Caroline's full of mischief,
Caroline's full of fun;
But a girl with a heart as big as hers
Is liked by every one.

 

MARY ETHEL MISHLER "Pat"
    A B Club
    Camp Fire Club
    Gymnasium Exhibition
"Her appearance and her work are both superior."

 

Seniors, p.29
LOUISE MOSER "Weejee"
    Honor Roll
    A B Club
    Gymnasium Exhibition
    Inter-Class Basketball
    Inter-Class Baseball
    Mock Trial
"Of manners gentle, of affections mild."

 

EVELYN MURPHY "Murf"
    Sewing Club
    Gymnasium Exhibition
"A tender heart, a will inflexible."

 

MARY MURRAY "Mae"
    Student Council
    Gymnasium Exhibition
    Hallowe'en Party Committee
    Girls' Sports Club
Her true blue eyes shine forth
Under a fair and saintly forehead.

 

ERVIN McGLAUGHLIN "Posie"
    Scrub Football, '21
    Varsity Football, '22, '23, '24
    Class Basketball, '21
    Varsity Track, '22, '23, '24
      (Capt. '24)
    Western Penna. Javelin Record '23
    Hiking Club
    Seventeen
"Sturdy in body, noble in character."

 

Seniors, p.30
LOUISE OPPERMAN "Bud"
"A pleasing countenance is a silent
  recommendation."

 

MARY OVERDORFF "Rosalie"
    A B Club
    "Rosalie"
    "Seventeen"
    "David Copperfield"
    Gym Exhibition
    Glee Club
    Athletic Booster
"A maid that delighteth the heart."

 

JEAN OWENS "Weenie"
    Honor Roll
    A B Club
    Gymnasium Exhibition
    Sports Club
"She doeth little kindnesses
Which most leave undone or despise."

 

MILDRED PALLISER "Skid"
    Banker
    Gymnasium Exhibition
    Basketry Club
"She sits high in all the people's hearts."

 

Seniors, p.31
VALENTINE PHILLIPS "Val"
    Perfect Attendance 1923-1924
"A true, brave and downright honest man."

 

THELMA RICHARDS "Thal"
    Glee Club
    Hiking Club
    Dramatic Club
"True to her work, her word, her friends."

 

ELSIE RINKENBERGER "Else"
    Student Council, two terms
    Class Treasurer, Terms VII, VIII
    Banker, two terms
    President of 305
    Spectator Staff
"Her very frowns are fairer far
Than smiles of other maidens are."

 

HAROLD RHODE "Rhode"
    Student Council
    Vice President of the Boosters
    Inter-Class Track
    Basketball Club
    Ring Committee
"His wealth is health and perfect ease,
A conscience clear his chief defense."

 

Seniors, p.32
MARGARET SCHMIDT "Schmidty"
    AB Club
    Student Council
    Hiking Club
    Gymnasium Exhibition
"She was a phantom of delight,
When first she gleamed upon my sight."

 

MARION SCHNABEL "Mame"
    Orchestra
    Gymnasium Exhibition
    Hiking Club
    Mock Trial
"How her fingers went when they moved by note,
Through measures fine."

 

BESSIE SCHWARTZ "Bess"
    Basketry Club
    Gymnasium Exhibition
"A girl she seems of cheerful yesterdays,
And confident tomorrows."

 

CHARLES SHAFFER "Chiz"
    Student Council, three terms
    Athletic Booster, two terms
    Gym Exhibition
    Assembly Room Officer
    Dramatic Club
    "Seventeen"
"Chizel" is a handsome lad,
He's not too good or yet too bad.
His merry jokes are our delight,
We think our "Chizel" is just right.

 

Seniors, p.33
WALTER SHAFFER "Eggie"
    Football, '22
    Varsity Football, '23, '24
    Varsity Basketball, '22, '23, '24
    Track Team
    Swimming Club
On the field Eggie's wide awake
He's helped us win each game.
Next day in class he's sound asleep,
For there he is never the same.

 

SARA SHARTZ "Sal-Slats"
    Basketry Club
    Gym Exhibition
    Indoor Baseball
    A B Club
"Through sunshine and rain
She's always the same."

 

BRYON SMALL "Smallie"
    Band
    Wireless Club
He has a clear and ready smile
Unshadowed by a thought of guile.

 

ESTHER SMALL "Tiny"
"Sae true her heart,
Sae smooth her speech."

 

Seniors, p.34
VERA SMALL "Teen"
    A B Club
    Hiking Club
    Gymnasium Exhibition
As her thoughts are kind,
So her ways are pleasant.

 

ELIZABETH SMITH "Betty"
    Gym Exhibition
"Through sunshine and rain
Nothing is too much trouble
For this obliging girl.

 

DEMPSEY SNOW "Demps"
    "Seventeen"
    Art Editor Spectator
    Stage manager
    Dramatic Club, five plays
    Wireless Club
"While I live women shall not rule."

 

HELEN SPICHER "Spike"
    "Seventeen"
    Cheerleader '23, '24
    Dramatic Club
    A B Club
    Student Council
    Spectator Staff
    Honor Roll
"While men have eyes, or ears, or taste,
She'll always find a lover."

 

Seniors, p.35
OSCAR STAIBER "Box Car"
    Athletic Booster
    Gym Exhibition
"Happy am I; from all I'm free,
Why aren't they all contented like me."

 

HELEN STEPHEY "Bubbles"
    Glee Club
    Army and Navy
    Sewing Club
    Gymnasium Exhibition
"A winning way, a friendly smile;
In all, a girl who's quite worth while."

 

RUTH STINE "Stiney"
    Glee Club
    Basketry Club
    Gymnasium Exhibition
Just a jolly good friend.

 

JOHN O. TAYLOR "Taylor"
    Football, '22, '23, '24
    Mgr. Basketball, '23, '24
    Track, '22, '23, '24
    Chess Club
"Let the world slide."

 

Seniors, p.36
ELIZABETH THOMAS "Betty"
    Gymnasium Exhibition
    Glee Club
    Basketball '20
    Girls' Sport Club
"I must say that she was true,
Yet let me say that she was fair."

 

MARIAN VARNER "Carrots"
    Honor Roll
    Student Council
    "The Gypsy Rover:
    A B Club, seven terms
    Dramatic Club
    Spectator Staff
    "David Copperfield"
    "Seventeen"
Bright, gay and laughing,
But with it all a student.

 

EARL WAGNER "Squirrily"
    Rifle Club
    Gymnasium Exhibition
    Football, '23
"A proper man, as one shall see in a later day."

 

J. RENO WATKINS "Jay"
    Student Council
    Banker
    Dramatic Club
    "Oliver Twist"
    "Seventeen"
    "Pickwick vs. Bardell"
    Botany Club
A comrade blithe and full of glee
Who dares to laugh out loud and free."

 

Seniors, p.37
LESLIE WEIGEL "Les"
    Inter-Class Basketball, '21, '22
    Varsity Basketball, '22, '23
    Basketball Captain '23-'24, '24-'25
    Varsity Football, '24
    Track, '23
    Advertising Manager of Spectator, '23
    Business Manager Spectator '24
    Athletic Booster
He managed the "Spectator."
He brought to it success.
In football and in basketball,
We leave it up to "Les."

 

HELMA WEISBERG "Hel"ma
    Honor Roll
    A B Club
    Dramatic Club
"The mildest manners, and the gentlest heart."

 

IDA WEITZMAN "Ida"
    A B Club
"None but herself can be her parallel."

 

BARBARA WILLIAMS "Bab"
    A B Club
    Sports Club
    Gym Exhibition
"She is as good as she is fair,
To know her is to love her."

 

Seniors, p.38
HELEN WITT "Witty"
    Sports Club
    May Day Festival
Just have a good time,
Don't worry a bit.
This piece of advice
Is the whole soul of "Witt."

 

CHARLES WONDERS "Charley"
    Chess Club
    Gym Exhibition
    J. H. S. Midgets
    Basketball, '23
No boisterous fellowship has he, but
  quiet, kindly sympathy."

 

ALICE WOY "Sammie"
"The dimples in her cheeks and chin,
Were such as Cupid was cradled in.

 

GLADYS YOST "Happy"
    Bank Cashier
    Gymnasium Exhibition
    Gypsy Rover
    Student Council
    Basketry Club
"She has a voice of gladness, and a
  smile eloquence of beauty."

 

Seniors, p.39
DOROTHY EPPLEY "Dot"
    Gymnasium Exhibition
    Glee Club
    Dramatic Club
    Hiking Club
Everyone who knows her, loves her.

 

Graduating Class

Johnstown High School
1924
GRADUATING CLASS

Class Will
  S P E C T A T O R 41

 

THE CLASS WILL

 

     We, the class of 1924, being of sound mind and good health, and enjoying our high school life to the utmost, do make this, our last will and testament, with the hope that all persons benefited thereby will use those talents and remember this class as models of scholarly ability and distinguished speciments of high school students.
     Section I-We hereby appoint as executors of this will, the sponsors of our class, namely, Miss Jessie M. Tomb and Miss Alice Gocher, to carry out the terms thereof, as desired.
     Section II-To the members of the faculty, who for four long years have had to undergo the agony of having such scholarly students in their midst, we solemnly bequeath all our text books and papers which are decorated with our names and initials. We do faithfully assure them that their efforts have not been in vain, for several students have already applied for admission to certain institutions for persons mentally afflicted.
     Section III-To the janitor we bequeath the task of removing our initials from the desks at which we sat. Also to him, we bequeath the task of collecting all our gum that is parked on the benches.
     Section IV-To the succeeding class of 1925, we solemnly bequeath all the dignity which we had as seniors.
     Section V-To the brilliant class of Juniors we bequeath the trick of "getting by" their recitations for what they are worth, not for what they know. We feel that they will use this bequest in a just manner. To this class we also bequeath the right to become good Seniors.
     Section VI-To the Sophomores we bequeath the secret of keeping out of the way of the teachers when skipping periods. Eventually they will find it a great asset. To this class, also, we bequeath the right to hold the position as babies of the school, a position which we, as freshmen, held four years ago. However, we advise them to leave their marbles and tops at home, for we learned that our toys would be taken from us.
     Section VIII-To the students of this school, as a whole, we bequeath the fond memory of the class of 1924. To

 

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the school also, we leave "Bing" Stevens and "Charlie" McAteer for another term.

     Section IX-To the following members we make these individual bequests. Let these persons accept them with as much propriety as possible.
     Article I. Mary Grace Lambert's chewing gum to the next editor of the "Spectator," with the warning that she must never park it.
     Article 2. Dorothy Jane Davis's blushes to some pale little girl.
     Article 3. "Ken" Ankeny's pose to any person who can carry it off.
     Article 4. Helen Stephey's red hair to Clara Chapman.
     Article 5. Fred Crider's knack at doing everything to "Hap" Given, who does nothing.
     Article 6. John Taylor's hob-nail shoes, to some one not so heavy as he is.
     Article 7. Don Good's brains to "weighty Dick" Cartisano.
     Article 8. Madeline Emerick's dangling curl to Betty Hoffman.
     Article 9. Helen Spicher's esoteric cogitations to Brown Leber.
     Article 10. Jay Watkins's gum bands to "Tommy" Kredel, who shoots the effective paper wads in 311.
     Article 11. Dwight Cupp's Prince of Wales style (for Dwight is the fashion plate of '24) to the snappy "Luke" Rhodes.
     Article 12. "Porkey" Lambert's source of excuses to "Cutes" Wagner, who has run out of a supply.
     Article 13. "Eddie" Hawkins's mental capacity to Charles McAteer, to get the coveted sixteen.
     Article 14. Leroy Coleman's trombone to someone who lives on a farm.
     Article 15. Betty Thomas's half-finished cross-word puzzle to any one who can complete it.

 

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     Article 16. Leslie Weigel's managing ability to the next manager of the "Spectator."
     Article 17. Helen Witt's wit to "Bill" Plack.
     Article 18. "Eggie" Shaffer's extra length to Ned Rose.
     Article 19. Dempsey Snow's art to Harry Blansett.
     Article 20. Posey McLaughlin's cupid-like appearance to Melvin Tomb.
     Article 21. Ruth Stine's abruptness to Sleepy Helen Berkebile.
     Article 22. Marion Varner's cleverness to Frances Slick.
     Article 23. Sara Dixon's superficial sentimentalities to Anna Stammely.
     Article 24. Nell Campbell's position at the door of 305 to the person who gets there first after the senior chapel exercises.
     Article 25. Charles Shaffer's garterless stockings to Charles Heinze.
     Article 26. "Tommy" Hawkins's good looks to Carl Harris.
     Section X-Therefore we, the class of 1924 of the Johnstown Central High School, having hereby disposed of all our worldly possessions, do depose and declare that the terms of this will shall be carried without alteration. Any possessions of this class not herein mentioned, shall be placed in the trophy case of the school, in remembrance of a class that has come, has learned, and has graduated into the world.

(Signed) CLASS OF '24     
Per Joe Berman.     

Witnesses
     Betty Thomas
     Fred Crider
     Helen Stephey
     Dempsey Snow

 

Class Song
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CLASS SONG.

 

TWENTY-FOUR AND A HALF! OUR VOICES RING
AS THIS, OUR SONG OF PRAISE, WE SING;
TO YOUR STANDARDS WE WILL LOYAL BE,
AND EVER CHERISH THOUGHTS OF THEE.
THOUGH WE DEPART, 'TWILL LIVE FOR AYE -
THE SPIRIT OF THE GREEN AND GRAY.

           TWENTY-FOUR AND A HALF! OUR CLASS SO DEAR!
           TO THE BLUE AND BLACK WE RAISE A CHEER.
           OUR PRAISES WITH OUR PLEDGES VIE
           IN LOYALTY TO JOHNSTOWN HIGH,
           THAT IN OUR SCHOOL, MIGHT EVER STAY,
           THE SPIRIT OF THE GREEN AND GRAY.

WRITTEN BY
DOROTHY JANE DAVIS

MUSIC WRITTEN BY
KATHRYN LYNN

 

Memoirs - 24

MEMOIRS - 24

 

Just Kids

JUST KIDS

 

Pretty Baby

PRETTY BABY

 

Horrorscope, p.48

HORRORSCOPE

NAME ALIAS APPEARANCE FAVORITE EXPRESSION LIKES DISLIKES PASTIME DESIRE
Ankeny, Kenneth "Soapy" Distinguished "Howdy!" Secretaries Opposition Co-operating To be a congressman
Ashcom, Florence "Floss" Cute "Come on Doc!" Athletics Poor sports Studying foot-ball To be a captain's mate
Ashman, Edwin "Ed" Suave ''Coises" Tennis Frowns Taking reducing exercises To be an actor
Barker, Beatrice "Bea" Snappy "My heart and soul, child!" Men Dates (?) Dancing To pass out
Berman, Joe "Kiggy" Businesslike "Unprepared" To loaf To work Drawing To read Locke's Essay
Blight, Ned "Blue-ribbon" Sedate "Go to and stay put" Snappy shows To study "Jawing" To be a jeweler
Boris, Irene "Ire" Modest "Oh my!" Virgil Boys Studying To win fame
Bowers, Pauline "Polly" Serious "You're darn tootin" Bunker Hill Low marks Studying To be a school "marm"
Cable, Alice "Al" Slim "Bless his heart!" Dates Fat people Drawing pictures Try to find out
Campbell, Nell "Nellie" Snappy "Pipe down!" A. M. You'd be surprised Talking to football players To become a Mrs. ___??
Casey, Cecelia "Casey" Jolly "All to--!" Foot-ball Managing the team Wielding a powder puff To be out eight nights a week
Clinger, William "Bill" Ample "Good gracious" Poetry Rude boys Studying Math. To become bigger and better
Coleman, Leroy "Lee" Sleepy "Gee whiz!" To sing Public speaking Sleeping To go to bed
Corle, Kenneth "Kenny" Sleepy "I don't know" English Work Playing "hookie" To be undisturbed
Cotroneo, Nino "Nino" Studious "Scrumpious!" Macaroni Knowing principles in Physics Selling perfume To be a "nifty" fiddler
Cramer, Gerald "Jerry" Harmless "Why did I kiss that girl?" "Busted lathes" Soap in any form Telling Mr. Jaques how to run the place To get "hooked up"
Crider, Fred "Noodles" Dignified "Now I'm serious" Hoffmans To be refused Calling meetings To be serious
Cupp, Dwight "Cuppy" Tall "Holy mackerel!" Fords Work Trying to be good To be a manager
Custer, Edward "Eddie" Sleepy "Aw! Quit your kidding" Nothing Work Sleeping To make more noise than the Austrian band
Davis, Dorothy Jane "D. J." Sweet "Wait till I tell you!" All of us Red hair Telling Miss Tomb she is sorry To own a candy shop
Davis, Henrietta "Henry" Stately "Good heavens!" Shorthand Transcripts Thinking To be a "boss"

 

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NAME ALIAS APPEARANCE FAVORITE EXPRESSION LIKES DISLIKES PASTIME DESIRE
Diefenbach, Freda "Fritz" Athletic What about it, Referee?" A blind referee Wide trousers Shooting fouls To become a second Annette Kellerman
Dittmar, Margaret "Marg" Amiable "Oh! Dot!" Dot Luke-warm dogs Wearing out Wriggley's gum To have a solid gold tooth
Dixon, Sara "Sal" Independent "Is that so?" Masculine gender Sarcasm (?) Dancing To be known
Doyle, Dorothy "Dot" Thoughtful "Oh! Dear!" Mathematics Noise Discussing boys To be an actress
Drummond, Lucille "Sissy" Cute "Oh! Horrors!" Curls The boys to bother her Looking pretty To be thrilled
Emerick, Madeline "Mad" Mischievious "I don't know" Frankness Men Talking To teach Social Problems
Eppley, Dorothy "Dot" Serious "Gor me!" Shakespeare (?) Macbeth Powdering her nose To change her name
Faber, Dorothy "Dot" Mischievious "Holy cow!" "Marg" 9:30 chapels Making A's An unlimited time to talk
Fink, Roy "Finky" Ambitious "My Grab!" Church Late hours Courting girls To succeed
Fondelier, Charles "Charley" Handsome "Pass it around!" Basketball Studying Eating To be a bachelor
Goldie, Andrew "Red-head" Cute "Try and do it!" Ping-pong Woodvale Holding his chin with his hands To be tall
Good, Donald "Donkey" Diminutive (Discreet silence) Eating His sister Loafing in club To be a janitor
Good, Marjorie "Dolly" Jolly "Oh! Gosh!" School Candy Laughing To be in society
Gossard, Gertrude "Gert" Bashful "I don't agree!" Boys Co-operation Grinning To learn to laugh
Griffith, Wayne "Griff" Criminalistic "Lend me a pencil!" To keep what he borrows Bashful girls Making noise Never had any
Grow, Luella "Lou" Wild "Gee! Whiz!" Windber Work Straining her ears To rival Alma Gluck
Hagins, James "Jim" Stacombed "Is she good looking?" English cut suits Crooked "slot-machines" Wondering if he needs a shave To help Ziegfield
Hagins, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Classy "Oh!! Lord!!" House-parties Tom No one knows To be on time
Hartley, Grace "Honey" Happy "Really?" English (?) Nothing Dreaming Hasn't decided
Hawkins, Edward "Eddie" Studious "Great Scott" A's Girls Playing saxaphone To win something once
Hawkins, Thomas "Hawkshaw" Good-natured "Howdy" Athletics Teachers Boxing To be a pugilist
Hazell, Roland "Rol" Bashful "Oh Tommy!" The Three Musketeers History Reading "Dime" novels To flunk a subject
Heidorn, Henry "Henry" Active "Hey, kid!" Holeless doughnuts Rushing up halls Chewing gum To be a star center

 

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NAME ALIAS APPEARANCE FAVORITE EXPRESSION LIKES DISLIKES PASTIME DESIRE
Hershberger, Ralph "Bull Montana" Fine "Haw! Haw!" Girls To laugh Laughing To become a good laugher
Hill, Clara "Bud" Abbreviated "Be yourself" 'Em all To be caught Chattering Nothing
Himes, La Verne "Bernie" Studious "Goodness!" A's All but A's Speeching To make all A's
Hite, Kathryn "Kade" Vampish "He's so good looking!" Tall, blonde, blue-eyed boys Tough "guys" Improving that school girl complexion To be a member of the Follies
Horoff, Rae "Rachel" Sophisticated "Old top!" Candy True Story Magazine Reading books To Parisian clothes
Jackson, Ira "Babe" Strong "Nuh!" Sports Grammer Moiling To shoot a rabbit
Jacoby, Samuel "Sam" Quiet "Heck!" Good marks Windber football team Arriving on time To be heard
Johnston, Betty "Betts" Dashing "Good gravy!" Pretzels Nothing Being late To get out of school
Jones, Martha "Mark" Reserved "Oh, Jane!" Big boys Swearing Taking care of D. J. To be a tailor (Taylor)
Jones, Wilbur "Jonesie" Husky "? !No!" Pep Co-operation Talking To run a school of his own
Karalfa, Elizabeth "Bet" Nifty "Huh?" Work Sissies Giggling To be a society girl
Keifer, William "Bill" Lofty "Oh, Charley, my boy!" Tiddley - winks Buicks (?) Deceiving the public To start a revolution
Kelner, Frank "Pickles" Shiekish "!x??! !" Pineapple sundaes Bashful girls Praising certain teachers To fool Mr. Liggett
Kopp, Frieda "Fritz" Chic "Really?" Young men Wild West movies Using a vanity case To show Mae Murray a few
Kredel, Charles "Cradle" Carefree "I don't know" To be idle Work Kiddin' someone To graduate
Krider, Nordine "Red" Neat "Well I'll be darned" English To be called "Red" Talkin to Wade To be a novelist
Kurtz, Charles "Charley" Manly (Censored) Snap-brim hats Sissies Acting "hard-boiled" Who knows?
Lambert, Dorothy "Dot" Attractive "Next Wednesday then!" A good time Fresh fellows Being nice To come to school when she likes
Lambert, Eugene "Porkey" Robust "Yeah!" Swimming Foolish girls Taking English To coach J. H. S. football team
Lambert, Mary Grace "Mary G" Industrious "Darn it!" To work Lazy people Editing the "Spec" To edit the "Tribune"
Leitenberger, George "George" Dignified "Oh you cowboy!" Automobiles To walk Driving "chevies" To break all speed laws

 

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NAME ALIAS APPEARANCE FAVORITE EXPRESSION LIKES DISLIKES PASTIME DESIRE
Levine, Lillian "Lil" Vampish "Stop it!" English (???) Dates (?) Talking To be somebody's "stenog"
Lynn, Kathryn "Katy" Harmless "I'm sleepy!" Dates Flirting Managing "Whitie" To teach
Miller, Caroline "Carrie" Athletic "You don't say so!" Basketball "Crabby" people Amusing herself To be a thletic director at a kindergarten
Mishler, Mary Ethel "Pat" Tidy "Oh, I don't know!" Spanish (?) To hurry Studying To be famous
Moser, Louise "Weejee" Industrious "Holy smokes!" To study Playing "hook" Making A's To teach at Vassar
Murphy, Evelyn "Eve" Serious "Gee! Whiz!" To eat Social Problems Playing "hookie" To get thin
Murray, Mary "Mae" Shy "Now stop" Painting A flirt Making no noise To be an artist
McGlaughlin, Ervin "Posie" Good-Looking "Oh Gosh!" To break records Spanish verbs Bluffing To play in the Olympics
Opperman, Louise "Bud" Dreamy "Well!" Candy To talk Writing Won't tell
Overdorf, Mary "Rosalie" Haughty "Go to it! The pleasure's all your own!" Fred Crider (?) Garterless young men Thumpin' out "Doodle-Do-Do" To be an actress
Owens, Jean "Weenie" Thin "Oh it's wonderful!" Yellow Night-work Keeping Mary Grace straight To be a school "marm"
Palliser, Mildred "Skid" Neat "Woof-Woof!" Bolsters Fighting Agreeing To belong to ?
Phillips, Valentine "Val" Quiet "Oh! say!" To make money History Working To go to work
Richards, Thelma "Thel" Tidy "All right" English (?) Nothing Smiling Has 11 great many
Rinkenberger, EIsie "Else" Good-looking "For Heaven's sake!" Caesar (?) To talk (?) Worrying To cook for someone
Rhode, Harold "Rhode" Sedate "That's old stuff!" French Late bell Making a racket To be a director of the "Y"
Schmidt, Margaret "Schmidty" Dignified "Holy cow!" dates (candy) Sleep (?) Planning for the future To become a missionary
Schnabel, Marion "Mame" Friendly "Oh! Gosh!" A violin Candy (?) Practising To be a great violinist
Schuchman, Jack "Jack" Shellaced "Oh hello!" Loafing Chaperones Smiling To be mistaken for the Prince of Wales
Schwartz, Bessie "Bess" Slender (?) "Do you have your short-hand?" To diet "Particicles" Eating To own a gold mine
Shaffer, Charles "Chiz" Good-looking "Evidently so!" Sarcasm Overlands (?) Driving good-looking cars To be great

 

Horrorscope, p.52
NAME ALIAS APPEARANCE FAVORITE EXPRESSION LIKES DISLIKES PASTIME DESIRE
Shaffer, Walter "Eggie" Kinda-tall "Now listen!" Football Falling asleep Talking to Romaine To be a preacher's son-in-law
Shartz, Sara "Sal-Slats" Tiny "x!xxx??" Big girls Studying To make Miss Evans angry in 305 Hasn't any
Small, Byron "Smallee" Friendly "Don't matter!" Lollipops Being present Sleeping To eat a raw oyster
Small, Esther "Tiny" Easy-going "Fiddlesticks!" Lollipops Boys (?) Laughing To teach kindergarten
Small, Vera "Teen" Small "Oh! Shucks!" Public speaking (?) Boiled cabbage Chewing gum To grow up
Smith, Elizabeth "Betty" Dreamy "Oh! murder" Boys Work Fixing her hair To be a hairdresser
Snow, Dempsey "Demps" Important "I'm going out this period." To draw cartoons The girls (??) Behind the curtain To be stage manager at the "Majestic"
Spicher, Helen "Spike" Snappy "You smart thing!" Fun Rivals Leading cheers To be a cheer leader for the next Olympics
Staiber, Oscar "Box Car" Humorous "98c please!" Ice-skating Being sober Selling "A B C's" To go back to New York
Stephey, Helen "Bubbles" Happy "Nothing precious!" Ed Street cars Singing To be a Mrs. ?
Stine, Ruth "Stiney" Talkative "By heck!" Spanish (?) Quiet people Cutting classes To sew for some one
Taylor, John "Taylor" Rather large "x-? ! ! ! !?" Foot-ball Women (?) Walking down Stonycreek Street To destroy all Caesar's works
Thomas, Elizabeth "Betty" Contented "Hookum!" Oldsmobile Work Teasing To own her own auto
Varner, Marian "Carrots" Great "It's the berries!" ?-Guess Snobs Making A's To grow tall
Wagner, Earl "Squirrily" Sentimental "Oh! Gee!" Everything Garlic Shooting pool To be a motorman
Watkins, J. Reno "Jay" Busy "Ha Ha!" To draw Bad actors Feeling important To become an artist
Weigel, Leslie "Les" Busy "Now you'll have to get the ads in on time!" Basketball To lose them Running the "Spectator" To be a bootlegger
Weisburg, Helma "Hel" ma Impressive "Did you do your chemistry?" "Francises" School Talking To be a "Weaver"

 

Horrorscope, p.53
NAME ALIAS APPEARANCE FAVORITE EXPRESSION LIKES DISLIKES PASTIME DESIRE
Weitzman, Ida "Ida" Busy (?) "Hot Dog!" To study A's Typewriting To be a telephone operator
Williams, Barbara "Bab" Innocent "Oh! Gosh!" Spanish To copy work Chewing gum She won't tell
Witt, Helen "Witty" Giggling "G'wan!" Dancing Prunes Being "bawled out" To go to West Point
Wonders, Charles "Charley" Solemn "Bonehead!" Basketball Public Speaking Digging groundhogs To win at poker
Woy, Alice "Sammy" Naughty "Holy cats!" Everyone To miss the last car Having a good time To be good
Yost, Gladys "Happy" Happy-go-lucky "Jimminey crickets!" To walk Sweet Wheat Wrapping bread To be proprietor of Yost's

 

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THE DAY THAT MIGHT BE

 

Dorothy Jane Davis

 

     U-r-r-g-g-h! Y-z-x-l-g! And with all other weird and uncanny noises in the world my radio threatened to scare my guests away. And how I had looked forward to this evening, the twentieth anniversary of the graduation of the class of 1924. I had invited some of my old class-mates to celebrate the occasion, and this night of all nights, my radio had decided to show the sinful side of its character. Not that it was not a good radio. In fact, it was the very best radio the art of the great inventive genius, Walter Shaffer, could produce. It was because I knew it could perform beautifully that I was so ashamed of it, especially before such distinguished guests.
     The gentleman at my right hardly looked like the same "Noodles" Crider I had gone to school with. He wasn't "Noodles" any more; he was Honorable Fred W. Crider, with all the gracious dignity of a leader as mayor of our city.
     The occasion of this gathering made me think of the days when I had been a schoolmate of the famous Florence Ashcom, who sat at my left. She had made a fortune by an invention of a pedalless bicycle.
     Nordine Krider, an eminent dentist, was to have come, also, but she had sent word that she could not be present as she was taking part in the ceremonies at the laying of the corner stone for a hospital donated by the noted philanthropists, Wilbur Jones and Edward Custer. However, we had a number of distinguished guests as Ned Blight, Dorothy Doyle and Mary Elizabeth Hagins were there. Dempsey Snow, who had made a name as a cartoonist, also favored us with his presence.
     Imagine our relief, when, out of the screeching and scraping came the distinct sound of a human voice, which to our delight proved to be that of Kenneth Corle, national race official, proclaiming to the world that George Leitenberger had at last won the world's speed championship. We remembered that he had tried for it away back in our high school days, and agreed that he certainly deserved it.
     Fortunately for us, this radio had certain elaborations added by William Clinger, with the help of Frieda Diefenbach, which enabled us, not only to hear, but also to see the person who was talking. From far-off Italy we perceived a face

 

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which was vaguely familiar. Adjusting our radio, we found that the face was that of Nino Catroneo, United States Ambassador to Italy. He was smiling and he stated that he was proud to announce that the American mountain-climbers, Leslie Weigel, Ervin McGlaughlin, Edward Wehn, and Andrew Golde, had at last reached the summit of Mt. Everest, which until this time had never been touched by human foot.
     Ambassador Catroneo barely had time to make his announcement before the thundering of a concert in New York claimed our attention. The concert was held in the spacious and beautiful Ideal Theatre, constructed by Jack Schuchman, with Oscar Staiber as chief architect. In the chorus we recognized Alice Woy, Jay Watkins, Ruth Stine, Mary Mishler, Charles Shaffer and Leroy Coleman. The leading soloist of the evening was Sara Dixon, who was accompanied by Marion Schnabel, the great violinist.
     A weak little voice sounded in occasionally and its familiarity caused us to seek its location. We found, with a few twists of the dial that it was the voice of Marian Varner, who was touring England, giving lectures on "How to Keep Red Hair Red." Another speaker whom we heard from Europe was Beatrice Barker, who was giving her famous speech on "The Value of Dancing to High School Freshmen."
     The strains of violin music brought us back home, and we tuned in on the Hippodrome, where we found Martha Jones thrilling thousands of people with her musical ability.
     Dwight Cupp, who had bought Henry Ford's famous business, we heard giving a speech on "How I Made Myself Successful." He stated that he now had all the Fords he could manage, and, in closing, remarked that he wasn't sure whether he was driving a Ford or whether the Ford was running away with him.
     We tried to tune in on the campaign speech of Kenneth Ankeny, who was running for President of the United States, with Betty Johnston as Vice President, but we failed. Later his campaign manager, Ralph Hershberger, informed us that the presidential candidate would not speak that night, but to make up the evening's program for that station, Helen Spicher would speak on "Canary Salesmanship." As we tuned in from time to time on various stations we became interested in the work of a chorus. In the chorus, which was directed by the famous Ira Jackson, we had the satisfaction of seeing and

 

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hearing Marjorie Good, Nell Campbell, Clara Hill, Pauline Bowers, Frieda Kopp, Caroline Miller, Lillian Levine, Eugene Lambert, Valentine Phillips and Irene Boris.
     Roland Hazel, head of the National Lost and Found Bureau, informed us that Elsie Rinkenberger was very competently leading in the search for Madalene Emerick and Margaret Dittmar, two of the world's greatest evangelists who had been lost for some time in the wilds of Africa. We were greatly grieved at the news of their disappearance, but Mary Elizabeth Hagins, who had just been in Washington to consult Roy Fink, the secretary of state, told us that Thomas Hawkins, American consul in Africa, had interested himself in the case and was helping in the search on that side of the Atlantic. She also told us that Joe Berman, the modern Sherlock Holmes, was investigating clues in this country leading up to the apparent kidnapping. This news greatly relieved our minds.
     Quite late in the evening Alice Cable, who with Romaine Gohn, owned the city's most popular modiste shop, came to join the crowd. Their work had detained them, they explained, for they were preparing Elizabeth Smith's wardrobe for her latest picture, "The Promenades," prepared by the famous scenario writer, Helma Wiesberg and to be produced by Charles Fondelier. However they arrived in time to enjoy with us a debate in the Senate of the United States. Donald Good, Edward Hawkins and Wayne Griffith, representing New York, Pennsylvania and Montana, respectively, were in serious debate over the passing of a bill prohibiting the publication of crossword puzzles.
     The final number on the program was the bedtime story told by John Taylor. When the last station had signed off we felt that we had had a delightful visit with some of our old classmates. As we sat, talking over the events of the evening, we agreed that twenty years had brought fame, fortune and happiness to the class of 1924.

 

Senior Plans, p.57

SENIOR PLANS

 

NAME VOCATION SCHOOL

 

Kenneth Ankeny Undecided Undecided
Florence Ashcom Stenography
Edwin Ashman Business Washington and Jefferson
Beatrice Barker Gymnasium Work Indianapolis, Ind.
Joe Berman Law Undecided
Ned Blight Business Wharton School of Finance
Irene Boris Teaching Undecided
Pauline Bowers Teaching Indiana Normal
Alice Cable Undecided Undecided
Nell Campbell Teaching Indiana Normal
Cecelia Casey Nursing Memorial Hospital
William Clinger Medicine Jefferson Med. Col.
Leroy Coleman Pharmacy University of Pittsburgh
Kenneth Corle Printing
Nino Cotroneo Business Columbia University
Gerald Cramer Undecided Undecided
Fred Crider Dentistry Dartmouth
Dwight Cupp Business Undecided
Edward Custer Undecided State College
Dorothy Jane Davis Teaching Hood
Henrietta Davis Stenography
Frieda Diefenbach Stenography
Margaret Dittmar Stenography
Sara Dixon Teaching Wilson
Dorothy Doyle Teaching Millersville Normal
Lucille Drummond Teaching Indiana Normal
Madeline Emerick Teaching Indiana Normal
Dorothy Eppley Teaching Indiana Normal
Dorothy Faber Stenography
Roy Fink Business Pierce College, Philadelphia
Charles Fondelier Undecided Susquehanna
Andrew Goldie Undecided Undecided
Donald Good Undecided Gettysburg College
Marjorie Good Teaching Wilson College
Gertrude Gossard Stenography
Wayne Griffith Undecided University of Pennsylvania
Luella Grow Teaching Indiana Normal
James Hagins Engineering
Mary Elizabeth Hagins Teaching Indiana Normal
Grace Hartley Teaching Indiana Normal
Edward Hawkins Undecided University of Pennsylvania
Thomas Hawkins Undecided Undecided
Roland Hazell Undecided Undecided
Henry Heidorn Undecided Undecided
Ralph Hershberger Forestry State College
Clara Hill Nursing Cambria Hospital

 

Senior Plans, p.58
58 S P E C T A T O R  

 

NAME VOCATION SCHOOL

 

La Verne Himes Teaching Indiana Normal
Kathryn Hite Stenography
Rae Horoff Law University of Columbia
Ira Jackson Undecided Undecided
Samuel Jacoby Undecided Undecided
Betty Johnston Nursing Memorial Hospital
Martha Jones Secretary Work Hood College
Wilbur Jones Undecided Undecided
Elizabeth Karalfa Teaching Indiana Normal
William Keifer Undecided Undecided
Frank Kelner Undecided Undecided
Frieda Kopp Stenography
Charles Kredel Undecided Undecided
Nordine Krider Teaching Lebanon Valley
Charles Kurtz Vocational Work
Dorothy Lambert Teaching Indiana Normal
Eugene Lambert Undecided Undecided
Mary Grace Lambert Teaching Indiana Normal
George Leitenberger Law Undecided
L illian Levine Undecided Undecided
Kathryn Lynn Teaching Indiana Normal
Caroline Miller Gymnasium Work Indianapolis, Ind.
Mary Mishler Teaching Undecided
Louise Moser Gymnasium Work Indiana Normal
Evelyn Murphy Stenography
Mary Murray Nursing Mercy Hospital
Ervin McGlaughlin Engineering Carnegie Institute Technology
Louise Opperman Teaching Indiana Normal
Mary Overdorf Stenography
Jean Owens Teaching Indiana Normal
Mildred Palliser Undecided Undecided
Valentine Phillips Undecided Undecided
Thelma Richards Teaching Indiana Normal
Elsie Rinkenberger Teaching Indiana Normal
Harold Rohde Electrical Engineer Carnegie Institute of Technology
Margaret Schmidt Stenography
Marion Schnabel Stenography
Jack Schuchman Undecided State College
Bessie Schwartz Stenography
Charles Shaffer Undecided Undecided
Walter Shaffer Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology
Sara Shartz Teaching Indiana Normal
Byron Small Undecided Undecided
Esther Small Teaching Indiana Normal
Vera Small Teaching Indiana Normal
Elizabeth Smith Teaching Millersville Normal
Dempsey Snow Medicine Gettysburg
Helen Spicher Undecided Undecided
Oscar Staiber Undecided Undecided
Helen Stephey Stenography
Ruth Stine Teaching Indiana Normal
John Taylor Physician Dartmouth

 

Senior Plans, p.59
  S P E C T A T O R 59

 

NAME VOCATION SCHOOL

 

Elizabeth Thomas Teaching Indiana Normal
Marian Varner Teaching Goucher
Earl Wagner Undecided Undecided
J. Reno Watkins Drawing Undecided
Leslie Weigel Business Lebanon Valley
Helma Weisburg Teaching Undecided
Ida Weitzman Stenography
Barbara Williams Teaching Indiana Normal
Helen Witt Stenography
Charles Wonders Engineering Carnegie Institute of Technology
Alice Woy Teaching Lebanon Valley
Gladys Yost Stenography

 

Nonsense, p.60
The Weather
Hot Stuff
EXCERPTS FROM THE FILES of

NONSENSE

Daily
Thought

To flunk is
human. To
pass devine.

 

LOOKING BACKWARD
THROUGH THE FILES
OF NONSENSE TO

FOUR YEARS AGO --

   Jan. 20, 1921-Today the class of '24 had their Grammar School Exercises at the Central High School Building. There were 224 who received their diplomas tonight. In the program for the graduating exercises the High School Orchestra furnished the music. Speeches were given by Nino Cotroneo, Marlin B. Stephens, Ruth Steine, Mildred Furry, Edward Hawkins, and Anna Brets, all members of the class. The main speaker of the evening was Mr. Louis Franke, ex-mayor of Johnstown. The Penn Traffic presented the penmanship prizes, and H. J. Stockton, superintendent of schools, awarded the certificates. This is the last class which will have the honor of entering the Central High School as Freshman.

THREE YEARS AGO --

   Jan., 1922-Mr. J. D. Ripple took his place as principal of the Central High School. Mr. Riple's greatest slogan is "cooperation" and it will do much for the class of '24.
   Feb. 19, 1922-The Junior-Senior reception was held in the school gymnasium. But, alas, the poor class of '24 were, as yet, too young to attend this happy affair of the season. It was decided that persons not allowed out after nine o'clock should not be admitted to this dance.
   March, 1922-At noon the jolly and easy vagabonds of the class of '24 danced in the gym with the upper classmen. It was at this time that they took their first step into the social affairs of the school life. This hour was considered suitable for these youthful vagabonds.
     April, 1922-The second body for assisting the principal, J. D. Ripple, in governing the school, passing upon infractions of the rules and otherwise acting as a judicial body, was organized. Several members of the class of '24 took an active part in this organization. The president chosen was Jay Maley.

TWO YEARS AGO--

   April 27, 1923-The Spanish pupils of the High School staged a Fiesta in the gym. A number of the members in the '24 class participated in this affair.
   May 4, 1923-At last the members of the class of '24 were permitted to attend their first junior-Senior reception, and it was they who planned it! Music was furnished by Funk's Ambassador Orchestra. The dance proved to be very successful, thus these brave juniors thought they had ability to carry on the remainder of the class functions. All agree that this was no bad thought, on their part.

ONE YEAR AGO --

   Feb., 1924-Seniors! A very important class meeting was held when Marlin Stephens was elected to govern the class, Dorothy Jane Davis to assist him, Wayne Griffith to make a record of their business, and Elsie Rinkenberger to keep their money. It has been said that Elsie did not have very much work to do. The class seemed to be well pleased with the election of these brilliant members.
   March, 1924-Again the class attended a junior-Senior reception, but this time they were the guests. The gym was beautifully decorated and the entertaining was of an excellent character.

 

Nonsense, p.61
  NONSENSE -- Continued.  

 

   May, 1924-A committee was appointed by Marlin Stephens to select three rings, from which the class would choose one as their emblem. The one which was selected was an onyx with gold lettering. A few weeks later the proud members of this class were wearing the emblem by which they could always be recognized as Seniors. It has been rumored that by this time not all of the persons in the class can be recognized by their ring -- probably some members of the next graduating class could enlighten us on this matter.

TODAY --

   September, 1924 - Marlin Stephens resigned his office as president and Fred Crider, a capable member of the class, was elected to fill his place.
   The latter part of this month many fellows of the class starred in football. The first game promised a victorious season in football for J. H. S.
   Oct. 6, 1924-Members of the Student Council were chosen by popular vote. Kenneth Ankeny, a member of the Senior Class, was elected president of this organization.
   Oct. 7, 1924-The Senior class held a meeting at which time the President named the following committees: Picture, invitation, class color, flower, and class motto. The colors selected were jade and silver; the flower, the Ophelia rose, and the motto, "By the work one knows the workman." The contract for the class picture was given to Mr. Hornick.
   Oct. 27, 1924-The Hallowe'en party of the Senior class was held in the gymnasium, which was beautifully decorated in orange and black. Music was furnished by a pick-up orchestra. The party as a whole, proved very successful.
   Nov. 17, 1924-The football team met their second defeat of
  the season, when Lock Haven made their only touchdown. But although they were defeated in the game they won out in the reception, which was the first school function ever held in the new Cochran gymnasium by the '24 class. The Rainbow Orchestra played so well, and the dance was such a success that the defeat was forgot.
   It was in this month that the faculty were annoyed greatly by the exchange of fair faces.
   Dec. 1, 1924-The month of December promises to be a very busy month for the class of 1924, for in this month will fall all reviews and examinations, announcing the honor roll, and social events. The most important of these social events will be the party which the class of '25 will hold for the football team. This party will include not only the members of the football team, the important stars of which are members of '242, but other guests. This will be the last entertainment for the football stars of the '24 class.
   Dec. 3, 1924-The speakers for commencement were chosen by the class at this date. They are LeVerne Himes, Helen Spicher and Joe Bermen. To this number, of course, will be added the two who receive highest honor.
   Dec. 5, 1924-The Seniors have chosen for their play "Seventeen," by Booth Tarkington. The cast, which includes
       Kenneth Ankeny
       Fred Crider
       Charles Shaffer
       Edward Custer
       J. Reno Watkins
       Dempsey Snow
       Marion Varner
       Dorothy Jane Davis
       Sara Dixon
       Helen Spicher
       Mary Elizabeth Hagins
       Mary Overdorf
are working very hard under the skillful direction of Miss Woodring. The play will be produced in the Central High School

 

Nonsense, p.62
  NONSENSE -- Continued.  

 

Auditorium on the evenings of January 13th and 14th.
   Dec. 10, 1924-This morning the honor roll of the class of '24 was announced. Thirteen names appear on that roll; highest honor, Edward Hawkins and Donald Good; high honor, La Verne Himes, Marian Varner, Wayne Griffith, Helen Spicher, Louise Moser, and Jean Owens; honor, Kenneth Ankeny, Helma Weisberg, Irene Boris, Sara Dixon, William Clinger and Nordine Krider.
   In this roll there occurred something which has never happened in the history of the school for two members of the class, Edward Hawkins and Donald Good, made a record of all "A's" throughout their four years of High School. The class is proud of its two valedictorians for they both deserve the honor. Some one in the class spread the news that neither of these boys wore a hat home at noon today. However when they returned they appeared normal.
   Dec. 12, 1924-At a class meeting the President, Fred Crider, appointed committees to arrange for Senior Chapel, Baccalaureate service and for Commencement.
   Jan. 7, 1925-Senior Chapel! This day marked the last day of chapel exercises for the seniors. The auditorium was beautifully decorated in the class colors, gray and green, and the graduating students were splendid in their gray and green costumes. The program was conducted by the seniors. Barbara Williams read the scripture, Fred Crider, President of the senior class, gave the farewell address, and Luke Rhoades, President of the Term VII class, gave the response. Joe Berman read the class will and Dorothy Jane Davis read the class prophecy. Then Professor J. D. Ripple, Principal of Central High School, gave an address. Music was furnished by the school orchestra and the exercises were closed by the class song.
 
WANTED

   Wanted -- Information on how to avoid flunking. Address all communications to La Verne Himes.

   Wanted -- Brains to fill a vacuum. Address Donald Good.

   Wanted -- Some one to love me. A lady from 40 to 80 years of age preferred. Inquire at home of Leslie Weigel.

   Wanted -- Everyone to know that I am not so green as might be supposed. Signed, Nell Campbell.

   Wanted -- Some one to shut Windy McGlaughlin's mouth.

   Wanted -- Some one to buy Thomas Hawkins' "powerful right hand swing."

   Wanted -- Some kind soul to help little Andrew Goldie through life.

   Wanted-A lover to hold the corner of Market and Main down when Kenneth Ankeny and Marjorie Reed leave old J. H. S.

FOR SALE

   For Sale -- Twenty-five bottles of "Good-for-Swelled-Head." Inquire at office of Edward Hawkins in the Stuck-Up Building, on Snob Street.

   For Sale -- Wayne Griffith's genius, Nino Cotroneo's Italian "lingo," Madeline Emerick's red hair. A combination of the three would be worth something.

   For Sale -- Five thousand detention slips. Inquire at the office of the Johnstown High School. They will be cheap to quick buyer as they were ordered in excess and since the '24 class have left they will not be needed.

 

Nonsense, p.63
  NONSENSE -- Continued.  

 

NOTICE

Last night a "Coleman" and an "Ashman" were engaged in a fight. A "Kopp" interfered but the "Ashman," thinking it was the "Coleman," hit the "Kopp" and he rolled down a "Small" "Hill" until he bumped into a "Campbell." The "Kopp" thought a "Blight" had struck him and that he was "Gohn," but his "Witt' saved him and he knew that his "Barker" was as "Good" as ever. We expect to see him in the "Snow" in front of the "Rhode" Market before much time ex-"Spires."

LOST

Lost -- A wonderful girl. If found return to her mother.
Lost -- A toothbrush. The person who removed this article from the home of Cecelia Casey is known, and charges will be made if not returned within six years.
Lost -- Ralph Hershberger's laugh. Finder please keep as he is better off without it.

FOUND

Found -- A small boy, answering to the name of "Eggie." Parents kindly call for same at the United Brethren Church Parsonage.
Found -- In the city hall, a pair of feet, which got lost in Jack Schuchman's overshoes.
Found -- Leisure on the part of the faculty since the brilliant class of 1924 have left Johnstown High.
 
PERSONAL

It is rumored that Mr. Fred Crider, who has been ill for some time from an attack of "cakeites," is again able to eat more cake.
Miss Elizabeth Smith has returned from Wilmore, where she was attending the annual perfect baby contest.
Mr. Edward Wehn has just returned from N. Y., where he has been playing with the GarberDavis Orchestra, in the Pennsylvania Hotel, for the past three months.
Wilbur Jones has decided to give up the paper business and retire.
At the Ideal Theater, Moxham, Mary Overdorff will play the piano from six to ten-thirty every evening.
On Wednesday, Dec. 3, a flag was unfurled at a patriotic meeting by one of the staff. The name is a secret.
Late last night, about 10 o'clock, John Taylor, famous football star, was riding his bicycle home from Jones's when he saw a donkey in front of him. To pass the donkey he pushed on the pedals with a supreme effort He did not pass. We hope there was no injury to the gentle mule.
Last evening a surprise party was held in honor of Freda Diefenbaugh. A delightful evening was spent playing games and eating. Those present were Bessie Schwartz, Jean Owens, Mildred Palliser, Nell Campbell, Fred Ellsworth, William Spires, Earl Wagner, Charles Kurtz and Donald Good.

 

Nonsense, p.64
  NONSENSE -- Continued.  

 

On the corner of Main and Market an exquisite Japanese tea room will be opened under the management of Dorothy Faber.
Miss Tomb and Miss Goucher of the Johnstown High School have gone to Europe for a rest. They were the sponsors of the '24 class.
Byron Small and Valentine Phillips have at last fallen, not for girls, but for the ice.
Johnstown has chosen an "Ideal Girl." She is composed of the following characteristics:
   Alice Woy's -- dimples.
   Ruth Stein's -- smile.
   Mary Mishler's -- hair.
   Mary E. Hagin's-eyes.
     Dorothy J. Davis' -- voice.
   Madeline Emerick's -- hands.
   Martha Jones's -- disposition.
   Marion Varner's -- figure.
   Marjorie Good's -- sociability.
   Elsie Rinkenberger's -- laugh.
   Vera Small's -- walk.
   Marion Schnabel's -- dignity.
Margaret Dittmar's -- gentleness.
THE NONSENSE

   Entered at the High School as Second-Class Matter.
TERMS

   Daily Nonsense -- Life -- nothing.

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Senior Plans, p.65
  S P E C T A T O R 65

 

FAVORITE EXPRESSIONS OF OUR HELPFUL FACULTY

   Mrs. Roudebush -- Your assignment for tomorrow will be --.
   Mr. Liggett -- "Fifty Minutes Tonight!"
   Mr. Ripple -- Now let's all get together on this. (Cooperation.)
   Miss Ulery -- What do you understand this to mean?
   Mr. Davis (pointing finger at guilty student) -- You! You! Right there -- you.
   Miss Fearl -- Run along, brother.
   Miss Woodring -- Let's have that act again.
   Miss Evans -- Prepare an outline for tomorrow.
   Miss Tomb -- Did you pay your class dues?
   Mr. Wright -- Now everyone on the bass, please.
   Miss Whistler -- The color scheme is not at all good.
   Mr. West -- What!? Is that all it cost? ?
   Mr. Jolly -- You can't play, unless you play together.
   Mr. Leckey -- It's just about time for the bell. Hurry along.

 


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