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EDITORIAL STAFF P.\RKE C. OLIVER

M,\RY DAGGS

Business Ma11agcr-Resiy11ed

:\L\Rr.ARET Rot-:

Society and Drarnati(s Fditor

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Joslt and Calendar Editor

CHARLES C. COOPER JR.

.HOWARD B. LORBEER

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AIMctic Editor

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CLAREMONT HIGH SCHOOL


We l,a"• laib ti,• tounbatlo1t of one mor• year On tl,c Work of our <br•at :l\.mbltlon: Wo l,a"• rnlsob tl,o walls l,lgl,or by on• more tlor Of ti,• ::SullMng Stenos ot our mission. :l\.nb car"•n O••P in ti,• now-lalo steno Z:il,• tat• of ti,• 3ha� is tolo. Wrougl,t will) ti,• simpt. tools w• own. ::Sut off•no wit!, joy tonfolo

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NIR. PALi\'lER, Principal

History

MR. YARNELL

Spanish

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i\l 1s:-. C1.:\HK IJ0111csfic Scic11cr .\1"1�. \\·oo:,. \"ice-Princip al .\!tcha11ical lJrml'illfJ, 1\/a11uaf Trai11i11g, Co111111crrial :\I ISS F,,y Jl/11sit Fourteen

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S�nlors MILES DEWEY ALLEN Mark ho,,· he hears of the diffi­ dult; mark how he listens and smiles; /)one is the deed-and ,,·ell; oh, heed, And measure the feat lH' ·Miles�

Bas/:r//i(III, '17; Trar//:'16, '17; Baseball, 'N, '.16, C. '17; A11111rnl lfoard, '15; Sec',,_-Treas. Phi/0111af/,ia, '15: ,-� Pres. Class, '15: r · Pri'.'i. Pliiloma­ thia '16· f-Jrrs , Clan '16· Pres Philomaihia, · Ji: ··pre/ Stu� dc11/ Body,'17.

Lc-r 11-: LAVl:S'-' CAul'l''.NTER Lady of witty line to wrile and l:hecry word to say; Lady o( beauty and gladness is Lutie; Clrnrming- in every way.

5)ec'r.-Trras. Girls' Glee Clnb, , '16, · Ji: f·_ Pres. II ·11c11agemol, '16; A111rnal Board, 'li; Pres. Lambda Delta Kappa, 'Ji. 0

\•\ A\':-SE

i3AJLEY GARDKER

// .riter and reader and singer and �11astcr of numberless arts, he 1s; /Jrave, energetic, magnetic, ath­ leticC enius is certainly his!

Baskelba/1, '16, '17; Baseball, '16, '17; Pres. Class, '14; V. I'rcs. Delta Siorna, '15; Treas. Class, '16: Treas. Delta Sigma (IH•o /er111s), '16; V. Pres. Class, '16: Dcbatiu._q, '17; An11110! Board,'17; V. Pres. Class, '77; V. Pres. Lambda Delta Kappa, 'Ii; Pres. Boys' Glee Club, '17; Pres. Delta Sigma, '17.

DOROTHY CANFIELD CASE Dainty and sweet as ever breath­ ed; her future need not be fearing; Called bonniest lass of all her class; '.:"ailed winning and most endear­ ing.

Treas. Class, '15; Sec'y. StH­ de11/ Bod)', '16; Pres. Class, '16; Debatin.<J, '17; Treas. f,f/,itenage1110!, 'Ji; V. Pres. St1tdent Body, '17.


.S«nlors 1L\RV KLOSS DAGGS

Mind "·hat you do, or the laugh's on you! \Vhcn :Mary's around, Le wary! Keen for a joke on innocent folk, /J1·oll and alert-that's 11ary !

Pres. Class, '15; News and I 'ic·'-1.'S Staff, '16; Scc'3•.-Trcas. //'itc11a_qe111ot, '16; V. Pres. Girls' Git<' Club, '16; Pres. Annual // "itcua_qe111ot, '16; Boord, '17; Sec'y. Class, '17; Pres. Girls' Gire Club, '17.

s..,�t l"EL KwA� 01-1 Strong in the power to work and win, for the Fire of \Vill is burning; Knowledge \\·ell blesses, he knO\rs, and so presses On to the goal of learning.

J..,L,Rv ORR Dow�1;-.;r. /\/ad>e �he docs seem a bit re­ sCn·e<l and shy at the \"Cry be­ ginning; :Jnce understood, she is kind and good, ·· Oelightfolly sweet and winning.

J\L\RY GARDI\'ER

1\Jaybe she is a Gardner maid, and though her name is :Mary, Gracious and gay at work or play, she's not in the. least contrary.

Se\'enteeri


Sc>nlou MARY HASTINGS Jiiischieyous 1Jary is what she is called, and ]vfischicvous Ivfary is right! Humor and jest are here at their best. disLractingly clever and hrig-ht. Scc'y·Trras. Class, '15; Treas. Class. '17: V. / Jrrs. fflite11age111ot, '17.

P.,10.:E o�m,·l)r-:u OuvER /'ank lhc wil of his re:1dv toni;ue and partly the smile hC lends, Cl1eeri11g the weary, delighting tl1e cheery, ()pens the wa v to friends. Bash·tbal/, 'ii: Trad:, '16, '17: Basf'ba/1, '16, 'Ji: Treas. T er­ htila de Espanol. '16: An1111a/ Hoai/ ._ '17; Trras. Dr/ta Sig­ ma, 11.

LLLLI.\:'( },L\Y HOLLli\""GS\\IOlffH /.ove and sincerity, gladness and truth, all in her nat1u-c hlend; ;l/odest and shy, hut willing to try; Ha11py, "·ho call her friend. Stc'y. /f"ite11norJ110!, '17.

EucExE Di-:wEv PL,n-r F;.,·er he enters, and ever he wins --especially in hasketball; Dauntless as day in work or play; Praise him, he never said "fall"! Basketball, '14, C. '15, '16, C. 'li; Track, '14, '15, '16, '17; Baseball, '14; Annual Board, '15; Treas. Della Sigma, '15; Pres. Class, ,15; Editor El Es­ piritu, '16; Pres. Delta Sigma, '17.

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S�nlors :\[1LORED DEETTI� 1ilcCALL 1lfany a gem, though first less �lear than gaudier jewels seem­ rng, /Jeep-set, less bright, gives purer light, More perfect in its gleaming. JJrn. // "it<'11aqc111ot, '17.

(;E:-/E\".\ F.\S:"\lE ).Jc(ONNELI. c·a1c� of wisdom :1.rc open to her, :ind she turns in a wise direc­ tion: ./'aultlcssly hc!-t in c\"cry te!-t, _1/ca:-uring- near to perfection. .\"t'r'y. Clnss, '.17: Dcbati11g, '17.

Jo11 � \V1xc111:• �;:n:H R1c11 ./olh· and studiou!-, strong and a11iletic, a poet and writer ot prose; I I ·i:-c i� the man, indeed, who can /\'t:mcmhcr but hal ( what he knO\YS ! Basl,ctba/1. '15. '16, '17; Track, 'JS, '•;/6, '_Ji: Treas. Delta Si_q111n, '.15: A111111al /Joard ,. '16; Su'y. Class, '16: r·. Pres. Boys' Cf('(' Club, '17: Dcbati11r;, 'I7.

ADA J\L,1rn� 1'1"EAD Always she wins on the. basket­ ball court; a leader, a helper to all; Jl/arked is her name with re­ wards of the game, i\/aid with the basketball. Basl,ctba/1, '14, '15, '16; V. Pres. Kappa Tau, '16. Nineteen


l\IJLDRED ADELE .MILLIKEN 11/.tni fest work and efficiency ha,·e brought her no little fame; Accomplished more, still, through her c,·idcnt skill, .llusician is also her name.

Scr'y. Class, '16; Sec''s-Treas. La111bda Delta Kappa, '17; V. J J res. Class, '17: Pres. Lambda De/to A'appa, '17.

TllOJ\l.\S H11.us s�TlTH

• True to his high school and true to his friends; loyalty's ever his showing; I I e's modest and shy, bt1t his mo­ ti,·cs arc hig-h; Someone who's well worth know­ ing-.

Track , '1-1; Baseball, '16, '17; 1 ·. Prf's. Lambda Delta Kappa, '17; f •. Prrs. Phi/0111athia, '17.

DO ROTH y :rv[ou:s Drawing of pictures and drawing of friends is ever her chief undertaking; Mischief is sweet in a maiden petite, and mischief is hers in the making.

Basket/Jail, '16; Sec'y. Class, '.15; Tr,·a.f. Class, '16; Sec'.\'­ Trras. Kappa Tau, '16; A111111ai Board, '17_: Sec'y-Treas. Lamb­ da Delta Kappa, '11.

CHARLES ALllERT V,\lLE Charlie is always a friend in fun, 1,ut more he is hound to be; A friend in need is a friend in­ deed; 1 ·erily, such is he.

/Ja.seba l l, llovs' Glee Cl<iss (t·wo J Jhi/0111athia,

Twenly

'16; Sec'y-Treas. Club, '16; Pres. terms), '17; Pres. '17.


S�nlor.s

HELEX G1•:RTRUDE OVERMAN Here is a girl with the soul to dare; a girl with the will to do; Came for a fling at anything, Only tn carry it through! Treas. Class, 'li.

.MILDRED BERTHA PALl\-IER 1)fany the lovable traits and ways we find her charming in; /J II t winningly, sw e e t I y , she charms most completely Playing her \'iolin.

PAUL \VESTOVER \,\l .HYBORN Plncky and persevering, he, as any man on earth; '/ ·orth is the prize that holds his eyes, 11 ·ork is the way to worth. 1

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MAE \VILCOX

.411 of the world's full of joy to her, she seems to have never a care; A.faker of fun-when her lessons are done; 11 ·elcome 'most everywhere.

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JUNIOR CLASS


JUNIOR CLASS

First Semester

OFFICERS

CHARLES COOPER

President

Eu:ANOR BowEN

Vice-President

Second Semester COURTNEY SHAW

Betricc Biles BF.ATRlCE PIKE

Secretan• MARGARET WALTON

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PAUL RUSSELL

Business Ala11ager

Jos1::P1-r

Treasurer

CALDWELL

MEAIBEl?S

Martha Becker

Marie Oliver

Betrice Biles

Doris Packard

Eleanor Bowen

Helen Pell

Joseph Caldwell

· Beatrice Pike

Charles Cooper

Paul Russell

Marcella Duke

Courtney Shaw

Dorothy Dykstra

Esther Smith

Elizabeth Eakin

Nettie Sturges

Chester Hoil

Alice Tinkham

Elizabeth Keyes

Julia VVagner

John King Elsie Linthicum

: Margaret \.Valton Bethel Webb

David :Maynard

Alan v\lhite

Lucine :Moxley

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SOPHOMORE CLASS


SOPHOMORE CLASS First Semester

OFFICERS

MARY SMITH HELEN WHITE

President Vice-President· SecretarJ' Treasurer

GRACE LYMAN ·MARGARET Rm:

Second Semester \\!ALTER HASTINGS EM HETT \\iJLLIA:MS Runt H1mNER LLE\\'ELLYX SMITH

MEMBERS Troy Burton Charles Daggs Dwaine Day Harold Endicott Frank Friedman Elsie Hager George Hamilton V\i alter Hastings Ruth Herner Emmet Judy Marie KounoYsky Howard Lorbeer Grace Lyman V\'illiam Miner

Mildred O\·crholtzer Lucy Parsons Rohert Pike Edith Rich i\ifargaret Roe Sheldon Russell Denzil Scott Dorothy Shaw Lk\\·ellyn Smith }\Jary Smith V Inez \1 ebb Helen \\'hite Emmett \\'illiams James \\·oodford Jay Young-

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FRESHMAN CLASS


FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS }ACK DE LAPP IRE�E ]i\GIIAM EDWARD SHAW

President Vice-Preside11/ St·crelary-Trcas11rcr

EnwARD SHAW HO:\IER E,\TOX )d II.TO:\" GARDNER

MD[BERS Abigail Anderson Catherine Augustine Elsie Bell Harold Bentley Audrey Brown Anna Frances Chauncey Viola Clevenger Lucile Cole Jack De Lapp Florence Duvall Homer Eaton Milton Gardner Frank Harwood Earnest Herner 1\ rthnr Hitchcock I re1fe Ingham Katharine Johnson Lucia Jones

\\.ilson Kwan \\lcndell Lorbecr £yc]yn f\lcConnell Lena 1.filler : Harriet lvlincr Lila ).{oore Esther Naftel Theodore \' orton Addison Ridrnrds Alta Rohinson l(atllarine Roe Edward Shaw :\larjoric Sheldon Clarence Ste\·es Kiles Tinkham i\'Jax Utt Katherice \\"oodford Charlotte \,Vyman

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RUINED CHAPEL, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO


STuDE:s'l' RODY OFFfCERS

!v[r1xs Au.E;-,r l-'reside11L DOROTIIY C:\SE

t·icc-Prcsid('uf CHAHLES CooPF.R F.ditor El Espiritu Thirty

)1\i\lES

J3..\YNHAJ\l

B11si11ess 1lfa11a.r1er Rrsigncd lo c11f<'r Co. D, 7111 Cal. Inf. JULIA \\ 1 ,\G:\"ER Secrrtan PA UL RussEu, F:ditor News a11d Views 1


THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS From the standpoint of get ling· thi11g-:-- done and 11pholding - S. spirit. this has been .:i. :-:ucu.:ssf t il year. C. 1 1. At the beginning· of th� first :-Cll!CStcr t!ic fli t.di School constitution wis rc\·i.scd b,· the .\:--:--ociatcd Student:-;-_ In this. and in other \Yay;-;, the s·ttHknt !;od_,- ha:-; lJCCll put upon a more bu�ines�-likc basis. 'l'hc mccti:11-!":-=. lia,·c show11 the truly loyal spirit •)f the St11dc11t l!ody 1·0\\·;nd ib officer:-- and reprcsentati,·c�. The great c:nhu:-:iasm �hown for our athletic teams has largely accounted for their :--uccc:--:-- thi:-- year. ""

The annual L nitecl Student !Jody .\s:--ociatio11 "Gala Day·· held at Claremont thi� year. w;t:-: a hug·c :--uccc:-=.s finan­ cially and �ho,,·cd our neighborin_�- hig·h �chool:-=. that Clare111011t can do big things e,·.:.:11 thoug·h her Student Dody is small. :\!most eighi hundred people ::ttenclccl !he !rack meet­ and nearly as many cnjoyC"d the evening pro,t.,:Tam. \\.it\, money raised fro111 dramatic productions. be11cfits. and quarterly due�. \\'e ha,·c bccll able to equip our teams in !he best 111ann�r possible. \\"ith the one hundred dollars donated b,· the noard of 'I'rustcc:-- new bJ.:-:.chall suit:-:. ,,·ere bought a11C! the field put in g-ood condition. The Executi,·e Committee intends fo Jea,·c the Student Doch· on a firm financial ba�i:--. that it maY :--tart the coming Yea1: free from debt. The outlook for thC coming- Year is hright. Stand hack of ,·our officer:-; and ,·our Stucienf f!odv ! Do vour -:hare! E,·crybody boo:-:t fo.- Claremont J-Iigh a1�1d her �uccc.::� will he a.;-sured ! -:-files Allen. 17.

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I

SE11·s .\);D VlE\\ S Pan! Russell

Elsie Hager

Editor

Assistant Editor

The Claremont II ig-h School Se\\·s and Views was start­ ed in :\larch of last year. but on account of the lateness in the term. did not become· established nntil the present year. However. the editor and assistant editor for last term, David Maynard and :\[ary Daggs. built np a firm foundation for this year's work. '.!'he office of Editor of News and Views was included in the list of officers at the election last year, and was added to the hig h school constitution. The Editor was incorporated in the E�ecutive Committee of the Student Body, thus put­ ting tile :-<ews and Views on a permanent basis. The Assist­ ant Editor was elected by the Student Body early this year. i The aim of );ews and \ ie\VS is to bring the people of Claremont a little more in touch with the departments of the high school. and to commemorate the e\·ents of the school to the students themseh·es. This department owes its existence and thanks to n'.l:iss Lockwood. its ori ginator. and to l\Ir. Bell, who has given us, free of charge. three columns of his paper. ::\cws and Yicws is a beg inning toward a high schoof paper, and the aim of this year's editors has been to make more firm the foundation on which to bnilcl these hopes. -Pan! Russell, 'r8. 'Thirty-two


HIGH SCHOOL DEBATING TEAM

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Vs. Puente

1 ·,\'. 1l/011ro·11ia

DOROTHY CASE,' 17

p ,\ UL RUSSELL, './8

GE'1EVA McCoNNICLL,

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CHARLES COOPER,

'18 (CJ

On June 9, 1916. Clare111ont held her first interscholastic debate.-and won it. against Bonita. Tb:is year. a Debating mmittee with full authority ,Ya� pro,·idc·I for in the re­ ri.sed constitution. The committee decided to stage three ,·o-man, interscholastic debate..'-. Challe11gc:-- were issued to Citrus and Y.Jo,iro,·ia. while P11c1Ec challeng·ed us. Citrus sent o,·er a team on the second of ,farch. and ook it ho111e defeated.

On the thirtieth of ,larch we went

do,Yn to Puente, but lost by a two to one decisio11. largely due to lack of support. April 27 was the elate of our ,Jon­ ro,·ia debate, which we won in our home auditorium. Altogether, the season has been a successful one, and has paved the way for further triumph, for Clare111011t High. �Charles Cooper, '18. Thirty-three


Pl llLO:vlA'J'J-IIA OFPICEl?S

First Sc111ester !\ilru:s Aus:-­ H1LL1S Si\1 ITH CouRT'iEY S11,\w JA:'l!ES B.\Y'.\H,\:\1

Presicfc11t

Sero11d Semester =l-l!\RLES VAILE

T'ice-President

DA\•[[) MAYNARD

Serrrtary-Trcas11rcr Ser,qca11f-at-A r111s

\VALTER

MEMBERS r-.rilcs .Allen James Baynham Charles Cooper Horner Eaton Harold Endicott Kenneth Forbes Frank Friedman

DaYid Maynard Theodore 1\ orton Paul Russell Courtney Shaw Edward Shaw Denzil Scott \[ax L-tt

Earnest Herner Walter Hastings

=-:harlcs Vaile Emmett \\, f i\liarns

l-\rth11r Hitchcock

Paul \\"hyborn i\lan \\"hite

lohn King

la) Young

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HASTl'iGS

DE:-JZtL Scan·


PHILOMATHIA Philornathia. the first debating society of C. Tl. S., was rganizcd in 19r 1. from a �0cicty of the -.;ame name in the Pomona Colleg·e Preparatory Schooi. .-\ it hough otlicr so­ cieties ha,·c �prung up. Phi\0111.1.thia remains :-:tron�•:. h:1ving· an acti\·e membership of twent_\-two and a total membership of ::ixty-!i ·,c boys. Thi:-- year the society hrts elected to its membership one .=enior. one Junior, two Sophomores. and six Freshmen. All were treated as new members have bcc11 i11 tile past. although he omission of the Philomatl1ia Special may have lessened heir enjoyment of the initiation ceremonies. ln compliance with the nc"· rnling·. meetings ha,·e been held only once a month this year. instead of e,·ery two weeks. a.s was the custom prc,·iou;:;;I ) . 'T'he:=f meet i11g-:-; ha ,·e been held 011 the last Friday of each month. and ha,·e been inter­ esting and instructive. Last year Charies Cooper and '.Jiles :\lien were the win­ ners of the two Philomathia fobs given yearly to the best de­ baters. This year they were won by _Paul l\ussell and Paul \\'hyborn. Charles Cooper and: Paul Russell make up our portion of the school debating team for the present school year. Each year the society puts out something· new and use­ ful. as is shown by our banner. our signboard. and our mono­ gram paper. Our classy letter heads oi this year \1aye been in keeping with this custom. J\lthough Philornathia is primarily a debating club. it takes its pa1·t in the social life of the school. .-\ :--ummer com­ mittee. appointed at the close of last year. pro,·ided for sev­ . eral :get-togethers" during \'acation. lt is hardly necessary to acid that these affairs. which included a pri,·atc picture :::how and a swimming party. were greatly enjoyed hy all. Since the opening of the present school year we ha,·c been royally entertained by Hillis Smith. '.Jiles :\lien. ancl David ).[aynarcl. During the first semester we held a party at the . \- ,·is ·Hotel in Pomona. Plans are now under way to clo�e the year with our annual banquet at the Glenwood l\Iission Inn. -Charles Vaile, '17.


DEL'J'.-\ SIG:\L-\ First Semester El'GE:-..:1� PLATT JosEPll CALD\\"ELL ] ,\ MES WOODFORD

PARKE Ouvrn Jo1-tx RTcH

Of'FICEl?S Pr,·sident I ·icr-Preside11t

.')ero11d Semester \\.AY'.'iE G:\IW'.\ER How 1,1m Lo1rnEER

Secrefar3 Treasurer Scrqca11t-at-A n11s

GEORGE HAi\!ILTON TROY J3URTO:.' \\.ILLIA:-.1 1flNER

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J\JEJ11BERS Stanley Bell Troy Burton Joseph Caldwell

\Villiarn Miner Parke OJiyer Robert Pike

Eugene Platt John Rich Milton Gardner Addison Richards \\'ayne Gardner Sheldon Russell George Hamilton Llewellyn Smith Chester Holt James \,\·ood(ord Emmett Judy Howard Lorbeer

Charles Daggs.

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DELTA SIGMA

Once more we are looking back upon a school year, from which Delta Sigma has claimed a �hare of our attention. _.\gain, as we review the events and call back the memories oi the past, we begrudge nothing that we ha,·e been able to do the interests of our school and society. ··Delta Sigma for Claremont High School;· has been our otto and by that motto ,ve have done our best to stand, lic,·ing that a society is a success onl y when it is of benefit, not to its members alone, but to the school in which it is To review the life of the society in the past years would be to cover old ground. The date of our organization already lies far back in the history of our school and today we are looking ahead, planning great things for the future. It is sufficient to say that our Alumni, one and all, have made good in their work beyond this school and they still remain loyaf to their society. This year, first under President Platt and then uncle: President Gardner, has seen great progress. for we have stood together and pushed on as never before. Our social activities have been few and simple, yet, we hope and believe, heartily enjoyed by all who took part. Society life has its joys. its triumphs and its defeats, all oi which we have shared as they have come and without which we should feel that our year had been incomplete. As \\·e sat around the banquet table, on the occasion marking che close of last year, the wish voiced by P. H. Davenport of Pomona College, was: "\Tictory , as far as victory is good; and such defeat as shall offset the clangers which comes with success." And no,v; as we look back ,ve see that Delta Sigma has realized this wish, and that victory balanced by defeat spells progress. -John Rich, '17.

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1\TI'E:'\AGE:\IOT First Se111esftr ]\l[lLIJRED ).lcC\LL

MARY HASTI f\GS LILLIA:\ HOLLI :'\GS\\'QRTH ELEAXOR BO\\"EX

OFFICERS Prcsidc11t / 'icc-Prcsidc11t Secretary Trcas11rcr

ScroHd Se111cster l ).L\RG:\HET \\ ,\LTQ:-; Eu�A :--1on BmYE:\ Betrice l3iles M,\RTI-IA BECKER

1\ff.1 1/8£1<S J\Jartha Becker Betri<e Biles

Elizabeth Keyes Elsie Linthicum ,li\clred ,[cCall

Eleanor Bowen Lutie Carpenter Dorothy Case 1Iary Daggs \far_y Do\n1ing :.\lary Gardner :O.iary Hastings Lillian Hollingsworth

Gene,·a ).[cConnell Ada 1leacl Helen Qycrman :.\lildred Palmer Helen Pell

Esther Smith Margaret \,\Talton Bethel Webb

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WITENAGEMOT

\\.itcnag-cmot is proud of the fact that two of its mc.111:. Dorothy Case and Gene,·a :\lcConnell. were the first - of this High School to take part in an interscholastic te . .-'Incl debating withii, the school did not snffer. either. challenge fro111 Delta Sig111a for a series of three debates , accepted-and two. of these were \\·on by \\"itcnagemot. d in addition to this. declamations receiYed some attention. home try-out was held t111der the supen·ision of this society. - h the result that t\ettie Sturges was sent to Pomona to resent Clare111ont in the contest held there. Dnring the second semester rnnch interest has been added the semi-monthl y rneetir i gs by thi:· introduction of parlia­ ntary drill and i111pro111ptn debates, which afford a111nse­ nt as well as good practice. In a social way the society has also been active. Not all time has been devoted to the art of debating. J nst recently girls enjoyed a banqnet at the High School and after\\'ard On the whole the yea,· has been so pleasant and prosper­ .., that the 1nembers are eagerly looking forward to more bates, more good times, and more new members from ong the number of Junior and Senior girls. ELSIE LIKTf-llCUl\f, 'rS.

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L.\:\ll\D . .\ DELT.\ l, ..\PP.-\ F irsl Semester

Ol'FICEl?S

LUTIE CARPE'.\l"TER

/ > resident

).!1um1-:11

HILLIS

l ·icr-PrNidr11/

\\',\YNE GARDXER

.<;rrrctary-Treasurcr

DoROTH Y

S:\llTJI

l\l1um1rn J\-l I L.Ll KE�

.\ern11d Semester l\f1LLIKEN

!VfoLES

,\IE!11IJEl?S fililes Allen

Lillian

fifartha Becker

Chester Holt

Betrice Biles

Elizabeth Keyes

Beatrice Pike

Joseph Caldwell

Elsie Linthicum

Eugene Platt

Lutie Carpenter

DaYid J\ifaynard

John Rich

Dorothy Case

Mildred i\lcCall

Paul Russell

Charles Cooper

Gcne\·a 1vfcConnell

Hillis Smith

Mary Downing

Ada ).lead

K cttie Sturges

Dorothy Dykstra

Mildred 1'.filliken

Charles Vaile

:Mary Gardner

Lucine :Moxley

Margaret V/alto11

\V • ayne Gardner

Dorothy Moles

Bethel \N ebb

lv[ary Hastings

1[arie O\iyer

Paul \,\'hyborn

Forty

Hollingsworth

Helen Overman Parke Oliver


LAMBDA DELTA KAPPA Lambda Delta Kappa is a magic name to those 1d10 are fortunate enough to belong to it. \\'c ha,·e modeled onr so· ciety after the Spectator Club. and are doing- our best to keep its aim clearly before us. At ·the beginning of this year special study was given to the play writers. Belasco and Barker. Aiter the Senior Play, at the beginning of the nev.r semester. the Juniors were admitted to the society. A humorous play. ",\ Dinner with Complications," was given in thCi'r honor. 'J'he remainder oi the semester was devoted to the study of Southern Califor­ nia authors and their place in litei-atnre. And now we bequeath the society to the present Juniors, happy in the thought that they will both gain from it foe themselves and pass it on, enriched, to oth_ers. -).[ary Daggs, ·17.

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01,CHESTRc\ orrICERS DoR1s P.,c!-:�v'n FJ.OREXCE Dt:YALL E1-1?. 1\METH 1--::r:YES :O.Ir. Flinspach Paul Russell

Director Pia11ist

).lilclred Palmer Doris Packard

First Violin

Elizabeth l{e\·es Florc:�ce Du�·;ill

Sorly-t\\"O

::\Jax Ltt Edward Sha\Y

Corne/

).Iilton Gardner Charles \-aile

Clurin('{ J-'/11/c


GLEE CIXIJS liO\S CIXl1 orrrcu,s.

s·cro11d T,·11ors Chester Holt . \ddison Richards Hillis Smith James \\'ooclforcl

1 ·ic,·-f';·csid l 'llt Jo11 x R1c11 .1/Ll//JU?S First !Jass Joe Ca\cl\\ ·cll Charles Daggs Jack DeLapp \\"aync Gardner Eugene Platt John Rich Courtne\· Sha\\' Paul \\:hyborL1

Prcsidc11/ �\.\RY DAGGS

E1.s1E HAGER

l'rcsidc11/ \\"AYXE G.\TWXER

First T{'I/Ors \files Allen John King P;1rkc O!i\·er

First Sopra110s Dorothy Case f..;:atherinc Johnson Hannah h::ing \likh·e<l \lcCall Edith Rich . -\lta Robinson J1ilia \\'agncr

GIRLS' CIXD OFFICl:l<S

/ 'ite-Prcsidc11/

,11 £1\lli l'l<S .'i·c/'ond Sopranos Elsie Bell Audrey Bro\,·n Katherine Roe ?\larjorie Sheldon Esther Smith A crn111pa11isf H clcn \\'hite

.'J·1·rr!'lar\'-Tr1'a.rnrtr .\1n111·1-1.· HITCHCOCK SNond Bass Harold 13cntl} George Hamilton Gale Hitchcock R◊ben Pike Aaowpa11isl Arthur Hitchcock

.'larl'far\'-Treas11re1 LUTll•: CARPEXTER First Alto Lntic Carpenter Elsie Hager Lila :\loore Charlotte \\.yman SN011d Alto �lary Daggs Ire11e Ing-ham �Iildred \fillikcn Katherine \\·oodford

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�am,p Jrire.s ANAMOPA :Miss LOLA \i\lrnE, Guard-imi

First Semester

OFFICERS President Secretary Treasurer

lVlildrcd Overholtzer ]'vlaric Ko1111ovsky Ruth Herner

5•:rroud S cmestcr Inez \Vehh Viola CJeyenger Edith Rich

i\lE!llBEl<S Viola ClcYenger Ruth Herner

f\Iildred O\·erholtzcr Edith Rich

Marie Kounm·sky

lnez \VcLb

PEEWAUKEE MRs CttAU�CEY SHEi.DO:\", C11ard:a,1 OFFICERS Irene Ingham, President J\lta Robinson, At1drcy Brown, Sccrrfarics 1viarjorie Sheldon., Treasurer

i\Jl:Allll:i?S Catherine Augustine Audrey Brown Florence DuYall 1 rene l ngham E,-elyn l\fcConnell

Harriet Miner Lila :.Moore Alta Robinson f\larjoric Sheldon Katharine �\'oodford

KUKUMOGNA 11Rs. DAVID CR�Wf'ORri, G11ardia11 First Semester

OFFICERS

Second Semester

Helen Pell

President

Esther Smith

SerrelarJ'

i\fary Hastings Betrice Biles

lvfaric Oliver Margaret \\/alton 1

Treasurer MEMBERS

Betrice Biles

Elsie Linthicum

Dorothy Dykstra Elizabeth Eakin

Alarie Oli\·cr Helen Pell

.\lary Hastings

Esther Smith

Elizabeth Keyes ..

1largaret \\'alton Forty-five


TE RTL IL.\ DE ESl'.\:\OL ·of'FICL.RS Frcs:"dc11/ ]OH:\ K1:-,;c

Secrl-':ar_\'• T;·cas11rcr \"ETTIE

S·rTRGFS

COl"RTXEY

Sil.\\\'

:II EAi l!LRS l\liles Allen

\lary Gardner

Beatrice Pike

Retricc Biles

Y.fary Hastings

E11ge1�c Platt

7v[artha Becker

Lilliiti1 1-!ollingswort!i Courtney Shaw Clarence Steyes

Elc:1.nor Bowen

Che�ter Holt

Joseph C::ldwcll

Jolm K_ing

� cttic Sturges

Lutic Carpenter

Da\·id :Slayn;1rd

C:tlvin Sugg

Dorothy Case

1\da t-.1:cad

Julia \Vagner ,

[\fary Downing

Marie Oli,·er

r\lan \\"hitc

Elizabeth Eakin

1-1 elen O,·erman

P;rn\ \\.hyborn

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.


THE BOOK OF HOURS

As one who reads a t3.le writ in a tongue He only partly knows,-runs over it And follows but the story, losing wit And charm, and half the subtle links among The haps and harms that the book's folk beset,­ So do we with our Efe. Night comes, and morn: I know that one has died and one is born; That this by love and that by hate is met. But all the grace and glory of it fail To touch me, and the meanings they enfold. The Spirit of the World hath told the tale, And tells it: and 'tis very wise and old. But o'er the page there is a mist and veil: I do not know the tongue in which 'tis told. -Edward Rowland Sill.

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THE SECRET OF THE BUTTES lt was twilight on the desert. The light of the sun turned pure rose color and threw its parting shafts of fire up­ on the fleecy clonds. The whole �ky became one molten sea of color. After the red disk had fallen below the hori­ zon, the scattered patches co11ti1111ccl to burn and g\0\\1 in scarlets, golds. and pinks-all imaginable hues from bright reel to dark violet. l\ot only the skyi and air were deluged with color, but the bare peaks took f re from the western light, and glowed like turrets of molten metal. \i\Torn with long days of prospecting- and the pitiless des­ ert heat, ·waiter Franklin sank to rest. ohli,·ious to the desert beauty. Ile - was prospecting in the buttes. miles from ch·il­ ization. surrounded b,· the Ya�t de:-:-crt. The absorbing dream of his life was to make the desert yield to him its store of hidden gold. ::\fining \\"as not to him just a means of support: it wa5- to quench that unceasing- thirst for gold that he was there. His supplv of food was almost gone. On the morrow he must set out with Billie. his faithful burro. to replenish that store before he could continue the search for the evasiYe metal. As he awoke in the mornin_g·, the desert dry lake seemed to have become oYernig-ht an inland sea. Ships were sailing in and out of ports: larg·e cities rose on the shores of the sea: still farther beyond appeared tree-eo,·ered mountains. He c.ou\t\ sec the wa\ cs hn:ak on the hc.ad1. 11int Fran\d1l1 knt:-vv. only too well. that his sea was a desert mirage. How that cool expanse of water tantalized him, all the more madden­ ing because Billie had slipped his rope in the night and upset the water cans. All that w·as left was Franklin's canteen full of water. There was. also. only a clay's ration of food. Immediately \Valter Franklin set ou.t. following the bur­ ro tracks through the buttes. The sun glowed fiercely. mak­ ing every bit of mica shine like .!told. mocking him as he l walked along. \Yhat did he see? \\ as he insane ? Nu,wets lying in a dry stream bed! from ,vhat lecbze had they washed? The lure of the gold made him forget the errant burro. Up. up the stream· bed he went: now not heeding the hotness of the sun: forgetting he must find the burro or there was danger of his never getting- out of the place. All his mind was taken up with the thought-gold! gold t Miles and miles up the stream bed he went. forgetful of clanger. At last there was the ledge of gold-bearing quartz I Exultantly he picked up the loose bits of metal: wealth. pow­ er. enjoyment of all life's luxuries. came to his vision. Gold, the all powerful. and an unlimited supply of it! No more weary ploclcling for existence, but a future. bright and care­ fr�� ! He hastilv fille1 his pockets with all the loose chips of 1

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gold-bearing quartz. He put up the handle of his pick to mark the spot. ·with his scanty.., amount of food and water, he left the ledge and started clown the stream bed to re­ turn to his search for Billie. There was an awful stillness all around which seemed to envelop and stifle him. That light breeze which usually makes the desert clay less terrible was not blowing. 'l'he day was intense and passionate, yet touched with something unearthly. The cloudless sky was a vivid blue. He was in a nest oi buttes which seemed all alike as their burning sand and monotonous heaps of rock sur­ rounded him. He again found the burro tracks, following them as they wound in and out. As he neared the last hill which bound­ ed the desert plain, he saw tlie ruins of a house near an olcf 111 ine. The whole atmosphere of the place was one of des­ olation and despair. Here and there were abandoned cop­ per prospects whose staring loneliness proclaimed the shat­ tered visions of 111i_11ers. There v-1as no animal life except the startled lizards "that sperl across his path, and the desert turtles, which, because of their queer shapes, looked like in­ habitants of an altogether different world. All nature seem­ ed to rise and say "·'J\his is no place for man!" As he staggered on. he reached the top of the last range of buttes. He saw the hot desert stretched out before him; the v.ieird yuccas waving- tl!eir wild arms, a prophetic warning of destruction. Here and there flat, clnsty, green mesquite trees gave promise of shade which their scanty foliage failed' to provide. All the stream heels were dry, dry. The whole blazing scene was like a wild, unearthly dream. The white­ washed shacks of distant Palmdale were in,·isibie in the wavering heat of late afternon. Bnt Franklin knew that he n1t1st cross that shirnmering- waste. His food had given out; his la.st drop of water was gone. He had been obliged to refresh himself with scanty sips of it in order to make the trip of the afternoon. He realized that he would have to cease hunting for the burro. He knew that he must make as mnch of the journey as possible in the cool of the night if he would reach his destination alive. But the evening did not cool the still air and parched land as usual; it was a hot, dry night. He walked along in a dazed condition and wandered from the trail. At last. prostrated, he lay in the shelter of a mes­ quite tree. The cries of the coyotes. strange, wild, n1ourn­ ful wails. chilled him and made hi111 feel far more the loneli­ ness of the desert. Only _the blazing sun caused him to wake the next morn­ ing. The sun was high in the sky. In his first waking thoughts. he failed to realize where he was. Burning with thirst. his lips parched and dry, he forced himself to take bear­ ing-s from the distant mountains to the south. To his sur­ prise and terror, he found that in his effort to cover as 111uch Fifty


distance as possible in the night, he had wandered far away to the south and was 111 iles off the direct trail to the settle­ ment. Steadying his mind with a mighty effort, he charged himself to keep the mountains ever to his left, knowing his only hope of life lay in steadily keeping to the westward. Forgotten was the burro whose wandering footsteps he had trailed so long; forgotten were the precious chips of quartz with their promise of a life of pleasure; unheeded whirred the rattler to his left. F.\·ery energy was concentrat­ ed in a mighty effort to keep himself upright and his face turned toward the west. .\II that was left ,,.as the realiza­ tion that life itself was the greatest prize. He hardly saw the animals which the desert had taught to endure its hard­ ships: the lean rabbits. hiding: under grease wood or salt bushes; the gaunt coyote followi11g: him. \raiting- for it� prey. At sunset. the figure of a staggcri11.�· man caug·ht the eye of a tired housewife who sought, in the open air, the first breath of coolness that i111111ecliately follows the dropping or the great ball of fire into its bed for the night. Her exper­ ienced hands were soon bathing: hi:,; hand� :i.nd face and putting water. drop by drop. 011!0 that swollen ancl protrud­ ing tongue. Long- hours passed before he \Ya:-- able to swal­ low even a sip of the precious moisture for \\'hich he so long had prayed. \Vhen at last \\'alter Franklin was ahle to tell the story of the marvelous find, many \\'ere the offers of n:-,;,-:.istance when he should be readv to rcttll'1i and stake out hi� claim. Hut the heat of the dese,\ had burned from \Valter Franklin's soul all lust for the desert gold. i\:e,·er could he he tempted again to search for the ,,onderfnl leck:e. and to this clay the eves of no one. who has lived to tell the tale. ha,·e rested 1i°pon it. -i\farg·aret_ \\"allon, '18. EVENING The sun is sinking in the \\'est; Before me. shi111111eri1Jg in the light. Each leaf in golden glor:· drest, The Eucalyptus rears its height. Beyond me. towering- toward the sky , \Vith dark ra,·ines and purple glades, The mountains stand. so grim, so high, And guard the land as daylight fades. Then comes the peaceful evening-tide, And in the \\·est we see afar Our hopes. our lm·e. our Celestial guide; There softly gleams the evening-star. • -Catherine Augustine.

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"AIN'T WORTH IT" It was the hottest kind of a day. The cyclonic desert winds scorched the barren wastes, as they circled up toward the hills and the mountains on the north of the :\Iojave Desert. The sun was a little beyond the zenith, and its rays were more than ever burning to the lone horseman standing on the mountain top O\·erlooking the desert. For several days the weather had been extremely hot and dry, and the water in the water holes was slovvly drying up. "\T o one in his right mind, unless in deep trouble, would venture forth, especially at noon time, on st�ch a day. The great silence of the desert was awful. The only 1noving thing·s visible to the man on the top of the hill were the ever-rising, c111:ling tangles of heat which mocked him from the sands far> below. To the lone traveler the strange stillness seemed to redouble all the old pain. He was discour­ aged-not 111erely blue-hopelessly discouraged. Hungry, tired, and lonely, he looked oYer the wide expanse of waste­ looked, and strained his eyes to catch a glimpse of the town he knew to be away out there in the center of the fiery desert. Then he turned and gazed longingly up and over the moun­ tains to the north. He bent forward and slowly stroked the beautiful, arching neck of the horse he rode. "Nancy, old girl, we are about to the end of our trail. We need everything-but sell you, Nan! I would as soon se11 my sister if I had one. No, don't worry, sweetheart; we have been playing our game together, and v-.1 e'll quit together. Is it worth it, Nancy? Do you think the price is too high? Maybe it is high, but she meant everything to us, Nan, and we are just returning a little. I wonder�-what does she think? 'vVhoa, Nancy, what do you see? Steady, girl! steady, Nancy! 'I'here's that idiot surveyor! He's on his way to Mojave! Surveyor! he's no more a surveyor than I am! Let's get him, Nancy. He's been on our trail long enough. "Whoa, Nancy. Remember our last visit to Tehachapi?" A dark, unhappy smile crossed the man's face. "Nan, we're playing a losing game, but we can stop it-stop it right now. Shall we, little girl, shall we?" Rigley Hughes looked again out over the desert; then spoke aloud to himself. "Rigley, you're all yellow. What Fifty-hvo


the devil are you made of? Too yellow to fight it out? No! Nancy, we'll stick it out if it kills us! Let's go back to the mine before it's too late." Rigley unconsciously fingered his belt. "He's liable not to reach Mojave if we stay here much longer. Oh, it's Hell! This coward's life-always moving, sneaking away-it.'s Hell!"

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It was evening. At the mouth of the old mine stood Rigley Hughes with his arm on Nancy's neck. He loved the little mare with all the love a mother shows for her child. She had been his constant companion during the last three years as he had roamed the valley of the Tehachapi, watching his uncle's cattle. Nancy was recognized as the best run­ ner in the valley, and her master was not without his accom­ plishments. No other man in that part of the country could handle his guns as Rigley could. Many a time he would keep a small tin can bouncing in the air by emptying his automatics into it. He always had the "drop" on anyone who tried to "pull a gun on him." "Guess we can take care of ourselves, Nancy-but I hate to take you down there. The boys wouldn't shoot, you bet, but the old people in Tehachapi are sore about Black, ancf they're real handy with their guns, too. But I guess we'll have to go, Nancy. vVe need grub. To Tehachapi, girl." For several hours the man on his handsome horse rode slowly along in the moonlight. They w·ere approaching the last water hole before beginning to climb' the ridge to the divide. As Rigley neared the town, his spirits rose and fell as he thought of the girl he loved; as he thought of how he had left her; of how he had g;ne into the desert and moun­ tain solitudes to struggle, ever under the knowledge that he was being hunted, with the dark cloud of murder ever hang­ ing over him. A feeling of great loneliness crept over him. It was the first time he had ever had that feeling. He was used to being away from people, but now he longed for someone who cared, someone who understood. He felt that everyone was against him. He wondered how Ethel felt. Did she, too, blame him? How could she help it? He had not taken time to explain; indeed, he had purposely not ex­ plained. He had disappeared the night of the murder. It Fifty-three


was hard to think that she, too, placed him in the class with common murderers. The last three years' experiences flashed thrn his mind. They came, lingered, and passed. save one that lingered too long. How well he remembered the night he had defied the world, risked everything, and ridden right into town to see Ethel. It was on a stormy night about a month before. As he had neared her home he had noticed that the side window shade was not drawn, and riding near enough to look in, had seen the surveyor. \Vhy had Ethel left the curtain up on such a stormy night? \Vhat was the surveyor doing there? \;y'hat had Ethel told the ,letecti,·e? Rigley remembered how, in the half light, he had snatched a note in pencil and left it under the window where he and Ethel ahvays met; how he had cut the rope of the sun·eyor's horse, raveled the end that was left, and riersuaded the animal that he was no longer needed. In this way he thought to delay po�sible persuit, or, if his whereabouts was n�t known, a little walk would do the practised sun·eyor no harm. He smiled as he thought of the rough, five mile walk in the nig·ht. �Jusing·, thinking. hoping, he had failed to notice that Nancy had been pricking. up her ears and hesitating. Now she stopped, startling- Rif?)ey from his dreaming. I-Iis hand instinctively fell to his side. I-Te could just make out a dark, bulky object rising·. There was a flash. Then something like a hammer hit him. He knew in an instant \Vhat that meant. I Tis - trigger finger twitched. There was a short roar as his two auto111atics poured forth their volleys. He realized that his left gun did not work properly. I-Te also realized that the fig-me behind the dark bulk sa11k. \\'hat could any one he doing in that hea\·en-for�akcn country at that time oi night? I-Ie knew that it meant trouble. I-Te di�mountcd. and with arms bent at the elbows and something gleaming in his hands. neared the dark object cautiously. It \\·as a horse, and beyond. stretched out at full length. lay a man. Co\·ering him with both guns, Rigley reached for the man's weapons, and had no trouble in obtain­ ing them. for the man was 1111conscious. As Rigley bent ov­ er the body. he heard a slight movement behind him. and sprang to his feet. The horse was struggling. evidently wounclccl. It hacl a broken leg ancl had been shot just behind the shoulder. Two reports sounded on the still air. The horse qui\rered. and with a g-reat sigh, stretched out and waS still. The slight. early morning breeze was fairly cool as it circled toward the desert to be heated and sent upward over the great sea of sand. No birds were there to welcome the Fifty-four


new day, no wild life to stir at the approach of dawn. A lean coyote howled long and hungrily from the top of the next hill. Rigley was beginning to feel numb in his lefi side. In fact, he could hardly feel his hand holding the pistol in a vice-like grip. He tried to loosen his hold, and the pistol fell . to the ground. The old, bitter smile crossed his face agam. The man groaned. Rigley knelt do,Yn and struck a match: then sprang to his feet with a bitter oath. "�[y Goel, Nan, it's the surveyor!"' His left arm hung limply. but his rig·ht was on his belt. \,Vith a great effort he controlled him­ self. i::--Jan, it's a good thing ,ve got his sun·eying instru­ ments," he said as he coolly emptied the cartridges out of them. "Nan, do you see why he ,vas .in such a hurry? I was afraid of it. He found the mine yesterday when we were away. That is what the hoof-print meant. Ile was afraid to try it alone. the coward! Let's lea,·e him here to rot. His leg· was broken ,yhen he was pinned under the horse. and we got him in the shoulder. He'll die all right. for he can't crawl far. He about got us. Nan. A little while longer at the mine would haYc been enough. I'd kill him. but hc·11 die anyway. Let's g-o to town. g·irl, we need to be fi:-.:cd up a hit. �Haybc he has us anyway." Rigley felt his left lung. and glanced with contempt at the form at his feet. "But he "·on't get away ,.vith it." "But, Nan, can we face Ethel ·and kno,,· that this dc,·il is out here dying for lack of her care? I know he ,,·as after u:--, but I can't do it. :\'an. Remember 011r ]a5t ,·isit to town? :\T o, I can't do it. And yet, it is too long· a trip to 111::ike :vou carry two. It's either him or me. \\Thy should "·e always be g-iving 11p to some other deYil? There ain't much left of us-let's keep "·hat there is. It ain't' 0t11:: fault if some fool comes out to this place and dies. \Ve ain't running no pro­ tection asylum. Let's go to town. girl. "Nan.-somebodv cares whether he Q"et5 back or not.­ Somebody's waiting-· for him. )\. e ain't· blaming her none. \t\Te're playing a lo:-:ing· gamc-lcfs play it to lhe end." Ile turned toward the hor�e. then hesitated. "\\·e ha,·e given up e\·erything-why should we now?" Rigley ,,·as fighting a desperate battle. Leaning against \Janey. with one arm over her neck. he stood a moment looking grimly at the form on the g-rouncl. Then. slowly, painfully he stooped. Five minutes later, breathing hard. Rigley gasped. · Go to Ethel, 'fan." 1

* * Ethel l�orton had spent a restless night. :\Ir. Hixby, the stir,·e,·or. had tolcl her ·that he would be back Tuesday F'ift�·-flYe


night at the latest, and now 't was ·\\lednesday morning. She stood looking out of the window-; but failed to see the cloud of dust coming steadily nearer. She saw nothing.• She was thinking. How long it had been since she had heard Nancy's soft, musical neigh at her window. Yes, nearly a month­ not since the night of Mr. Black's murder. Black had been found in front of the saloon, shot through the heart. How well Ethel remembered that night; how she heard the shooting; how she had waited in dread; how Rigley had come to her afterward, but had told her nothing save that he n1ust go; how her brother, Nelson, had come in, pale and silent. He and Rigley were .l)ld pals. It was right that he should not tell what Rigley wished kept silent. But Rigley­ Why did-Mrs. Horton entered the room. "Mother," said Ethel, "l\1fr. Bixby has not >feturned yet, has he?" "No," said her mother, "but, Ethel, I am glad to see you take an interest in someone beside that criminal, Rigley Hughes." "He is not a criminal! \�That proof have you that he did it? lVIother, that surveyor is nothing but a detective, a spy. He is trying to win ·the reward offered for the capture of Rigley. He even went so far as to think that I would tell him wh- -." The sentence ended in a scream. She had heard that soft, musical neigh-yes, it vvas at her window! He had come at last! There was Nancy, impatiently pawing the earth. "Rig, Rig," she cired, as she threw open the window. "Is anything wrong? \\Thy are you lying on your saddle that way? Tell me quickly!" A low, hoarse whisper came from the man on the saddle. "He's out on the desert.-He's white-all white." Nelson ordered the hired men to attend to the delirious surveyor. Nancy was pawing the earth, impatient to be away to her master out on the desert. "V/e'll have to let Nancy lead the way back," Nelson said as he straightened the saddle. "I hate to. She's wounded. But we have to."

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Four hours passed. Nancy was staggering along, barely able to keep on her feet. She did fall once, but rose, and bravely plunged on. Fifty-six


Half an hour more went by. As Nancy staggered up the little sand hill before the water hole was reached, suddenly her nostrils widened and she gave a joyful little neigh she al ways gave under Ethel's window. She swayed, then plung­ ed forward, fell, and slid down the slope-down to her mas­ ter's side. Rigley was lying a few yards from the water hole-but the hole was dry! He opened his burning lips to whisper, "Nancy, you came back to me-back all the way with that wound! I guess they got you, too, girl." Ethel could stand it no longer. "Rig, Rig, don't you know me? \,Von't you speak to me?" "Ethel! You came, too! How-how- was he alive? \,Vhy did you leave him? He needed you." "You out here dying, and I stay there! Rigley. don't you know why I came? Yes, I know why you question me. I thought I liked him for a while, but Rigley, I eouldn"t for­ get you if you never came back to me! Even if you were so-so-You never told me vvhy--." Nelson was at the girl's side. "I can best explain, sister. Buck, old pal, you have been playing the game for a coward, and you have played it long enough. I -no. don't try to stop me, Buck,--! shot Mayor Black! Rigley has been shielding me by taking the blame on himself. You are wounded, Buck! Man, you've been shot!"' "Yes, n1y gun went off while I ·was loading it. don't amount to much, anyhow. I guess I cash in this trip. '.\Tel, will you do me a favor? Promise?" "Do you a favor! Rig, I'd do anything for you!'' "Then don't give yourself up. Everybody thinks I did it. Let them think so." He shifted the feeble arm which was about the horse's neck. "You didn't kill Black. anyhow. It was the drink that did it. Ne!, straighten up and live. Nan and I have to go anyhow. I don't amount to much, and I might as well take the name with me. No. Ne!, do as you promised. Your sister needs you. You're al] she's got, now, kid. Better stick around a white--. Nan. we have played a losing game--but we won. 'We have played our part to­ gether, little girl, and now we quit together." Ethel was sobbing. now, with her arms around Rigley's neck. Rigley slipped his own weak arm about her waist. "You meant everything to me and Nan. Ethel. You made what there is of us that counts. and I'm sorry I ain'f worth it. Nan and I are going. now. N el. old pal. keep straight for your sister's sake. Good-bye, sweetheart; God bless you-for what you--have done." Nelson speke softly. "Sister. he's white-all white! 'Not WORTH it?!'" -Joseph Calclwell, '18. Fifty.seven


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• "THE CALL OF THE RED GODS" A longing often comes o'er. me As I gaze at the mountain wall; From out of the air it seems to come; I hear the "Red Gods" call. The Sun God flashes from east to west; K ature's arms fold me in ; And I pitch my camp by a roaring· stream Far from Earth's noisy din. The dark conies striding swiftly on Enveloping wood and hill; The voices of night chime with the stream; The world lies silent and still. I wake when the Jnorn is shivering yet, Joy thrilling everywhere; I take my rod in the gray of dawn To seek the trout in his lair. The twittering birds in the bushes near, The Ie.. ping trout in the spray, The rust!ing breath of the morning air, Foretell the coming day. Then, as I whip the stream near by, The sun in glory· shows And crimsons the towering peaks a�ove, · Mantled in glist'ning snows. Now winter rules o'er valley and range, Yet oft' does the summons fall; From out of the air it seems to come; I hear the "Red Gods" call. -John Rich, '17.


ON OUR DISCIPLES OF TERPSICHORE The old idea that one could not dance in rubber-soled shoeS or heavy boots is quite defunct. Gone are the objec­ tions to swaggering, banished by the "Chaplin.'' One takes comfort in the knowledge that if recent injury to the pedal extremities imparts a sidling motion. the "new step" thus introduced will become ,viclely popular with others of Terpsi­ chorean mind. Our dancers exhibit a joyous freedom which is in:-:.pir­ i11g, and sometimes amazing. They arc bound by no rules. Occasionally they refuse to be tied down to rythmn, and ,,,e behold the amazing spectacle of a couple onc-:.;tcpping to waltz music. \'erily. this must be akin to free ,·erse and cubist art. Such genius should not lie led in paths of Vcrgif and mathematics. but encouraged to dance. \\'hen we dance ,Yith one dam�el we exclaim with Alice in \Vonclcrlancl. "\lercy! You\·c g·ot a chin like a pick-axe!" \\'hen in its usual po�ition \\"e ha,·c rather admired :--.aid chin, because it had a dimple. but \\·hen it i;-; :--.tri,·ing to bisect our manly shoulder as it reposes thereon \\"hiic \\"e lead it's owner through a slithery one-step. ,Ye thi11k a\\"f11l think:-:. about it. Another maiden hang-:--; o,·cr our �houlder. and 11111st be boosted at every step. She is of the cli11g·i11g-,·i11c ,·,uicty. ,\ftcr dancing· with her 1Ye ieel that ·\\"c arc qualified lo apply for a position as porter or coal hca,·cr. llul the friend who can"t J,e led is our despair. She looks behind her to see if \YC ha,·e \\·ickcd i11tc11tio11:--;, :--;uch as push­ ing her off the :--tage. or backing her into the \\"all. Some-day we arc going to start an a11imated•co11,·cr:--a1io11. and \\"hen we haYc clistractccl her attention we will push her-0 1 happy day!--oYer the edge of the ::-tagc. Such ··a iate i;-; too g:ood for her. ] f \\"e \Yere not i1111ately kind and mcn.:iful. we might wish for a dark. deep. frogµ-y ,,·ell be:-;idc the �tag·e. \Ve can't help thinking· \\"hat a nice �pla:--h :--he \\'Ould make! \\" e lo,·c to teach others to ,fa nee. Like the ,·ocal teach­ er \\"ho tells pupils to ··Open ,·om mouth and let it float.'" we say grandly. "You just count one. t\\"O. three. one. two. three. and then you dance.·· It gi,·e� us _.;;ucli a nice :-;uperior feel� ing. the \Vay we u�cd to feel when \\·e \\"ere a cat. and purred becau�e someone called u:-:. a nice pussy. Ycs. \\"C lo,·c to teach others to dance. \ \" e lm·e to see the bright young iaccs and the t11·inkling feet. \\"e would I ikc to ha,·c everybody "Come. and trip it a:; you go. On the light fantastic toe.·· -,I ildrcd :lfcCall. 17. F'ifL�·-nint:


A KALEIDOSCOPE OF C. H. S. LIFE School life is not, as a whole, so ;11onoto11011s as one 111ight suppose. No two clays are exactly alike. \,\ieather, examinations, social affairs, and athletics all tend to vary the routine to a greater or less degree. Little gli111pses of the high school now and then show us that there are many sides to school life and that on the whole, a great deal depends upon our own attitude to\vards it.

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It was a hot sultry clav and a few flies buzzed incessantly about the school-room, continually landing where they were not wanted, only to be impatiently brushed off. The study hall wore a warm and sleepy aspect and the usual studious and industrious atmosphere seemed to be entirely lacking. The teacher in charge sat at the desk and with the excep­ tion of an occasional lack-a-claisical yawn, appeared to be interested in a shciTt story magazine. Here one student icily drummed on his desk with, his fingers or sharpened a pencif with prolonged and careful exactness. There another per­ son gazed out of the windows at the foothills radiating with heat over the hot dry sage brush. Another with his head on his desk appeared to be quite asleep. and still another was devoting all his attention to rollinR up his sleeves and making a paper fan. Very few· even made a pretence of study, for it was too hot. No one had energy enough even to whisper and the monotonous drone issuing from the Latin rooni where the Freshmen were practicing the third declension in chorus. served only to lull asleep the hot and uncomfortable victims of the study hall.

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It was cold snappy weather-the kind of a day that makes a person feel lively whether he wants to or not. Trouble was in the air about the school building. \,\Tith the snow on the mountains. plainly visible from the recitation room and the wind gaily blowing the cold, damp air around the corners and rippling the silvery little puddles of rain wa­ ter in the road and with the meadow larks fairly bursting their throats with joy at the sight of the blue sky beyond the scurrying clouds, was it any wonder that the class could not concentrate upon lessons? Their spirits must give vent to something. \,\latches were continua11y pu1led out and look­ ed at with frowning faces to see how long it would be before school would be out and they would be free-free to enjoy the rain soaked world. \Vas it any wonder that feet kept up a continuous shuffle and noise, that the students whispered, played, or gazed out of the windows? Teachers can not real­ ly expect normal, healthy, high school students to concentrate upon the Literature of the Colonial Period when snow is less Sixty


than four miles away. \\"hen finalh· the bell rings. then the pent up spirits arc let loose :rncl "·ith one cry of joy. lessons are forgotten until the next clay. Do teachers really wonder why lessons are allowed to slide and go unlearned in such weather? 'rhe building- was as still as the night before Christmas. A hushed and awesome silence pervaded c\·cry crack and corner. Final examinations! That explained it. One ste1) into a class-room and the mYstcry was unfolclccl. The teach­ er, with a triumphant. exulting- look :-;at in the rc,·o]ying chai1: :-;miling pleasantly at the question:-- on the black board which were to settle the fate of more than one hclplc:-;:-- and miser­ able ,-ictim who sat before him. staring at the questions with a blank uncomprehensi,·e stare a, he chewed hi, pencil or nen·ously twisted his fingers. One or t,,·o. \Yith the light oi inspiration shining from their faces. busily penned page after page: but such were few. .\ despairing: �ubmi:-:.sion to fate characterized the majority. ":'\ ot a word wa� �poke 11. not a paper stirred. Onh· the scratch of the pens of those who had caug·ht the inspiration \\ · a s heard. 'T'he silence was unbear­ able. �o one wants to stay in su_ch ,a r?o111_ long. The lights ,hone bright!,- in front of the high school. which looked large and imposing in the moonlight. Inside they burned more brightlv still. For one night. the building had cast off its air of sober learnin·g- and the students were holding a jolly-up. Every one was happy. Lessons were forgotten. The laughter of the boys and girl� was heard oYer all the building and. for once. running in the long- halls was not prohibited. Feet shuffled and tripped about. races were run. and games were plafcd. 'T'hc rooms resounded with laughter and talking as the refre�h111,enb \\·ere sen·ed. Then the whole jolly crO\,·d \Yent home. lcaiing the old school 0nce more calm and silent in the moonlisrht. -Elizabeth Keyes, '18.

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SOMEWHERE Somewhere o\·er the snow hid hills, Saie in the \·alley of Shade and J:-Jue: Yon<ler. where e,·ery flow·r cup fills I--leayy with opals of mirror-dew, Butterfly ro,·crs and flying things Scatter the du�t of their colored wings; Raindrops hold purple and deep old rose Caught from the peak where the sunset glows; There. "·here the lakelets of color lie, '>.lade from the mel1:ing- of rainbow drops Dropping from out of the flooded sky, Some,Yherc OYCr the mountain tops. 1 l'here arc the colors. or light or faint, T need ici1· the Picture-I-would-to paint. Some,Yhcrc o,·er the \Yilcl sea \\"a,·e�. Safe on the Shore of Sound and Tone: L· ndcr the echoing· ocean ca,·es, J-fearts of the billows break and moan: Yonder. ,Yhcrc howling sea gales roar, Shrieking in gl·cC o'er the wind-swept :;horc: 11aby winds steal to the marsh when they can, Crooning- low songs with the Pipes of Pan; Si!l·erY lilt of the wild blue bell: Cry of the do,·e from her whisp·ring tree: Liquid-clear note:-- of the song bird swell: Somewhere o,·er the wild. wide sea. There arc the ,·oiccs �o far away, I need for the Song that-I-would-to-Play. Somewhere O\"Cr the ,,vorld-hung sky. Over the bounds of the last dim star. O,·cr the ether-so high. so high­ Farther than all of the things that are. Farther and farther, and over there, Somewhere beyond. but I know not where, Out ,vhere the color:-. and tones are made, Echo by echo and shade by shade. Out where the dramas of Time rehearse, Somewhere over the universe, Over the wonders of shade and tone. There is the Soul-that-I-would-to-own. -Doris Packard, 'r8.

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JOCJITY FRESHMAN JOLLY-UP "\\·e are Freshmen. Green as grass! Don't expect ton �[uch from our clas:--!" Freshmen I Green-and-black

caps (onlcred That"s the at ele,·en r\. :\I. and sprung· at eight P :'II. )-that·, the Sopho­ mores! Red-an cl-black s"·eaters-that 's the .I uniors ! Or­ ange-and-black micldie:-; and jer�cys-that ':-,; the Senior:-;� _\cld� to this. delicious refreshments and a rou:-;ing- good 1 ime-ancf that"s the Freshman Jolly-up I

FRESHMAN PARTY Thi� is the Ranch �linnctonka: Here wa:-- the scene of much frulicki11g ! EYcn the gleam of the Ia11tcr11:-,; .: Frightened the poor little Freshies ! Right up the paths the,· went quaking. EntcrL'd the house of Cncliantmcnt; Soon were their hands ca:-:.ed i11 paper. Hindering them in their greetings: Ma:-:ked ,Yere the guesb as they entered, And many the blunders in guc:-,;:-,;ing ! No,,·, with their fears fast departing·, Played they "·ith mirth 1111abatcd. After the games all \Yere o,·cr. Refreshments ,,·ere sen·cd round the bonfire. Then came the time for lca,·c taking: Young Freshies s.lo�dy departed.

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DELTA SIGMA I-Iallowe'en has passed again, And n1any maids and many men Did celebrate each ancient rite At Rich's house o' Friday night. And the girls present cleciclecl that they would have to look far and wide for more delightful and original entertainers! The guests entered a shadowy room, l'ghted only by the fire, crackling in the big, stone fireplace, and by monstrous jack­ o'-lanterns. Soft music from the victrola gave a touch oi dim, magic cozine�s to the �Gene. During the evening, such games as cranberry count. pumpkin target, and fortune tell­ ing furnished genuine amusement to the crowd. The ghosts provided skeleton and black cat prizes to the most successful revelers of the ev({ning. Dut Delta Sigma very wisely did not trust to the spirits for a banquet! Hot tamales, pumpkin pie, and cider, were brought forth by the members then1selves. As a parting gift, a box of big, reel apples was opened and distributed lavishly among the company. Only the chill night air broke the enchantment of this mysterious session. This party must surely be given one of the first places among the social occasions of the year!

PHILOMATHIA One of the most charming and delightful parties of the· season took place in December, when the members of Philo­ mathia Debating Society entertained their lady friends with a theatre party. Machines fnll of the merry people stoppecr in front of the inviting doors of the Belvedere, and the com­ pany was ushered into the realm of :VIovielancl. After a most enjoyable time spent with Bessie Barriscale and the "irresist­ ible Billie", the hosts escorted their guests to the attractively where games were decorated dining room of the Avis IIotel, played. Refreshments, bearing the emblem and colors of the society, were then served, and the happy party broke up. "Philornathia, Philornathia, Here's allegiance to thee!" Sixty-four


JUNIOR-SENIOR RECEPTION \iVhat more could be sought than the "Land of Heart's Desire"? And this, indeed, was our high school on that evening, in February, of the Junior-Senior reception! The walls of the lower hall were banked high with acacia-the gold of the Senior colors. Upstairs, the ceiling hung red with streamers, and a chandelier of scarlet hearts swung bright over the merry group at every little table. At these tables the games were played, and jolly games they were! Then everyone went down into the gold-and-black auditorium, to be royally entertained for another hour. 0, that skit t Perhaps it was impolite to laugh when the king expired and the princess died of "toe-main n poisoning; if so, everyone shared in the same breach of etiquette! Scenery shift! On came the Yama Yama girls with their catchy-betcha-getchy ukuleles! And many more were the charming features of the program. Then up the stairs, up in the "Land of Heart's Desire", all the ice cream and cakes that heart could wish, were served. And as a parting gift everyone received a di­ ploma, signed by the Board of Trustees, the Principal, and the President of the Class of '18, stating that the Seniors, by permission of the Juniors, were honorably graduated from· Claremont High School.

SENIORITA HOP That gentlemen are not really a necessity, was demon­ strated at the "Seniorita" Hop, given by the girls of C. H. S. in February. The entire stage of the auditorium was occu­ pied by the fair dancers; and a very pretty picture they made with their graceful dancing and beautiful frocks. It was an evening delightful to all, as the young ladies tripped lightly to the music furnished by Miss Lucy Parsons and l\fr. George Hamilton. Punch and wafers were served throughout the evening. The chaperones were Mrs. Lillian Rich, Miss Clark, and Miss Mary Harwood. Vive la Seniorita Hop! Sixty-five


JUNIOR PICNIC \\l ith the cry of "On to Reclonclo !", the Jolly Juniors piled into a steamer, one April morning. and sailed forth to the beach. To be sure. not a word \\·as said: all vvere still as church mice. 'I'he sight of a little church. and the Yision of a happy two-in-one, formed the theme of the clay, By the time they had reached Reclonclo, all were ready for physical nourishment. and entered with great zest into the joy of eat­ ing. ,\fter dinner they ,,vent for a "dip in the brine". Sight­ seeing came next. and after rides on the '·marry"-go-round, thev ambled back to the sea shore to participate in the games. Th;n they "engaged'' in a sec�nd tempting repast. At seven o'clock the tired party started homev,,;ard. ,\s they again passed the church, joyous weclcling bells announced the mar­ riage of �\1ell, if yon really want to kno,v, ask a Junior, Thus endecl one of the happiest clays of the year,

KUKUMOGNA CAMP FIRE 0, don't you wish yon were a friend of the jolly Camp Fire Girls! Then you, too, might have taken part in the hilarities of Kuknmogna, held rn f\pril, at the home of Dorothy Dykstra, Every lassie asked a ladclie, and by .the ., tiny "dance program they tripped and skipped through the n1erry games. Then, after refreshments were served. home­ ward they went with the warmth of the Camp Fire still burn­ ing in their hearts, Thanks to you, \•Vohelo, for this jolly­ goocl-time !

WITENAGEMOT Debating isn't all there is to \ V itenag;emot ! Even sa­ gacious controversialists like merry making and good things to eat-and picture shows! \Ve kno\V, because one night. early in May, they had a picnic supper at the high school, and had the merriest kind of a time. Then. after two hours with "Audrey" at College Arms, the happy evening closed fnr the Dainty Debaters of \\'itenagemot, Sixty-six


GLEE CLUB CONCERT Under the able and enthusiastic direction of \liss Fay, the Boys' and Girls' Glee Clubs ha,·e beeorne two of the li,·eliest and most interesting- organizations of the school. The concert gi,·en this year-the second of its kind in the history of the c\ubs-shm,·ed \\·hat splendid work the musical department of our high schJol is doing. 'l'o add to its en­ joyment. the audience ,_.as led from the sublime to the ridiculous with delig-htful unexpectedness when the "stunts'·' came on. Cut the numbers consisted mainly of ·'songs of the people": not away above our heads. but the sweet, rich, old time songs we all love and understand. 'I'hc program itself speaks the best for the conceTt. I.

Hungarian Dance

PART I. Orchestra

Brahms

2. Viking Song Co/rridgf'-Tayfor 3. (a} Carry Mc Back to Old Virginy /l/a,,d (b) 1'1iss Linch· H. II'. 11·ar11Pr 4. (a) Blue Bells of Scotland .......................... Srolch (b) Glendo"·er <crir,q-1?h \'S-H erbrrf 5. Fi,·e Swedish Folk Songs . .... Arraugcd hy / 'irtor Saar PART II. (St11ufs) I. A Tragic Tale \Vayne Gardner and Boys' Glee Club 2. A Hong Kong' Romance ?\fr. \Vong Fong . Ada llfead \frs. \Vong Fong Dorothy Case 3. Military Training in C. H. S. Conducted by George Hamilton 4. Love's Own Kiss !viiss Roberta Pike PART III. 1. A ngelt1s ( Scenes Pittoresque) 11fassenet La come 2. Estudiantina R. H1111tiuqto11 n·oodman 3. An Open Secret Dorotln· DYkstra Rh\'s-Hrrbcrf 4. (a) }.[y LO\"C is like a Red, Red, Rm,P .. · Chrrrv (b) Tile Dear Little Sharnrork OM ll'rlri, (c} Black Sir Harn· l)o11i::clli Oh, Italia. Ital(a, Belayed 5. (a) (h) The Red and the. Gray


THE NEW LADY BANTOCK

Ii you had your mind all made up to enjoy a free, peace­ able married life, and sudclcnlv found vourself in a nest of old family sen·arits who insiStccl on dictating to you ancf threatened to tell your family secrets. what \\'OULD you· do? The New Lady Bantock. charming in her cleverness and firmness. solved the question. To her. to her fellow workers, and to ).Iiss Fay, belongs the credit for the suc­ cess of this, onr f\ thletic-Annual Benefit.

FANCHON THE CRICKET

0, distracting little Cricket! ·wild as the glorious wild­ ness of her forest home; fresh and sweet as the fragrance of the trees; beautiful as the golden, woodland moon! Plead­ ing with the beautiful }Jadeline, dancing to the \:veird music at peasant merry making, or dancing alone in the moonlight­ always she was charming. \Vise with the secrets of nature, she bewitched everything near her-the boy from the city, his clear, obstinate, old claclcly. e,·en the witch. And she be­ witched you. too. '1'1-1 IS was the Senior Play!

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BASKETBALL Claremont High School, as 11sual, wrncd out a good bas­ ketkill team this season, with 'iright prospcch of winning the ch:unpio11sliip. But, though 1\·c ha,·e no l1anncr to exhibit, C!arcmout feel:-. that the sca­ :,011 ,Yas a :-:.ucccssful one, and that our team was as good as �he best. Ray Elliot, as coach :,( our athletics, ,n1s an inspi 1·­ ation to all the haskcthall hoys. ln the class games the Sen­ .ors prO\·cd to ha,·e a very strong team, and finally this team, with the addition of a Yeteran JUnior, made the bas­ ketball squad. A ftcr several weeks of prac­ tice, the first interscholastic game was played with Monte­ hello 1 1- igh School.

This game

showed that our team ,,·as not yet sure of itself. 1\e,·enhc­ lcss, outplayed our oppon­ Pnts, although, hy a stroke of ill luck, \\"C lost lhe score by •hrcc poinls. After a \\"eek of serious training our hoys were ready

,,�e

to meet the strongest oppon­ ents in the league. As it was, howe\·er, \\·e met only the mild Puente Team. \1Ve licked them to a finish. Another week elapsed and "·e journeyed to our neighbors a t L o r d s Ii u r g, a n d w e n t PLArr (C)-GHard ALLEX-Cenlt•r CALD\\"ELL-Foncard

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through the usual "antics" of beating them. Lordsburg led us in the first half but we fin­ ished far ahead of them. The game was decidedly ours. X nw came the hardest game of our schedule-the game with Unfortunately we Downey. met at Downey instead of at home, and lacked the support o( � large rooting section. The fight started with the first toss­ uo, and was undecided until after forty-fi,·e minutes of hard playing.

The first bas­

k"t was ours, the second went to Downey, and so it sawed back and forth. At the end of the second half Claremont had lost its lead and the score stood tied.

It was agreed that

the leading team, after five minutes of play. should be pro­ clai111ed Yictor. The fight was on again and

unluckily

the

whistle blew at a moment when Downey was ahead of us by one point. A week afterward, Clare­ mont High School was repre­ sented in full splendor around the side lines of the Bonita High School basketball court. The boys went through the formalities of toss-up and toss­ in until we had captivated Bonita's "goat". But it was not

a

walk-away. Although

Clare111ont

finished

with

a

safe score, the game was close. STURGES (C)-G 11ard OuvER-R1111ni11g Center SHAW-Guard Seventy-two


� orwalk sent "·hat they call­ ('d a bao:.ketball team many miles to meet us. But we diO nur duty and Norwalk was snowed under. The game was s11ch an easy one that both our captain and center retired from the lists in favor of two good "subs". Our last game, with El Mon­ te, ,,·as called on the four­ tenth of December. Our boys "·ere determined to win. At the end of the first half, El r..lontc led us by a score of eighteen to ele,·en. At the end of the second half El Monte l)egan swelling her lead, but at a score of twenty-five, stuck, while Claremont crept up, "passed, and led by a large score. 1t was a fitting end to a season which, although it brought no championship, was a brilliant one in the basket­ ball spon of C. 1-l. S. Almost tragical are the cruel defeats which the Claremont girls suffered during the past season. But the girls are to be congratulated for putting their best efforts into the game, though in vain for a champion­ ship. The girls' team had lost three stars of the year before, and likewise a good deal of the school spirit. The first game, ?vfontebello

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forfeited to our girls. Next in line came Puente. Their girls entered for one third but \Yere no match for us and for­ feited the game to Claremont. _\t Lordsburg the girls met their first defeat.

The game

at Downey was a fight from start to finii.\1, but ,Yith Dow­ PCY eyer ,,·inning. Bonita was our ne:--t foe. Perhaps the Bonita team remembered the defeat of the year before, for they were c,·idcntly determin­ ed to win-and they did. Claremont witnessed another defeat at the hands of the girls

from

Norwalk.

Al­

though the � orwalk boys' team was poor, the girls' team was a splendid one. This game, the last played by our girls, was a good one, hard fought and fast. Norwalk met a stiffer opponent than it had met at a practice game a month before. To the El ·Monte girls Clare­ mont forfeited, and so closed the basketball season. But the outlook for the com­ ing years is much brighter, as the present team is made up chiefly o[ lower classmen, who, in the foture, will have had the ad,·;rntage of several sea­ sons' practice,

and shall

be

better fitted to do great things for our High School.

)011 NSD'S-For1.mrd H1m.'Ji-:11-J11mpi11q Cen/('r \1 11 ITl•:-Foru•arrf \1

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TIL-\Cl� In the t917 track season. Claremont I li,sh School enter­ ed a team in two big meeb. In no previous season1 perhaps, has Clare1no11t turned out as �trong a team ag-ain�t gTeat competition as it has this year. Shortly following the clo�e of the basketball season, the track ::-quad started training for the league track meets. Calvin Sugg was re-elected captain. and with \lr. Elliot training the �quad \Y.e could surely hope for :-:ucccss. As we are not supplied with a track o{ our own. \VC arc obliged to use the college track ,vhen we may. ··Each afternoon the high school cinder artists might ha,·e been seen stepping their paces on the college track. and oftentimes securing the com petition of college athlet<:;,s. On the third clay of �larch, the first interscholastic meet was held at Puente. This. the suburban rneet of the schools in our league. promised good competition. w(th nonita as our strongest rival. The clay's being Yery cold and cloudy may have accounted for the fact that the runner� did not drag in their tracks. Claremont and Bonita tied for first place \Vith an exactly e\·en score. \Ye soon became familiar with the medals, but the surprise of the clay ,vas the new material which this rneet brought out. \\'oodford surprised us by taking first place in the high hurdles; Daggs also proved to be a hurdler and runner:··· Burton and Friedman showed up

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in the mile run; and Ki.1g did well in the dashes. Shaw, \\"hite, and Hitchcock are also latest developments in track. These athletes. with Yeterans Platt. Rich, Allen, Oliver, and Sugg, compose the squad which tied for first place at Puente and carried away third honors on our own home ground.

On the seYenteenth of �[arch, the annual Gala Day was held in Claremont. \Ve wished to make this a brilliant suc­ cess. and in order to do so. put the managing of it on a bus­ iness-like basis. To this end a board of managers was form­ ed, composed of fiye students, with the Student Body Presi­ dent as chairman and Coach Elliot as general supervisor. Nothing more need be said of the management, except that on that day were held t\\:o track meets antl a long evening entertainment.

v\T e are concerned with the afternoon meet, which re­ sulted in a tie score for Citrus and Bonita, and a third place for our own s�hool. There were about nine hundred spec­ tators, and eight schools were represented by track men. No better weather or track could have been desired, and it is no wonder that the meet was a good one. The star athlete of the day was, as expected, Earl Merrit of Citrus. Another star was a Bonita athlete by the name of Reynolds. Others were Sug·g, Platt, Rich, etc. There were two cups to be captured at this meet-the track ·cup, held by Citrus for one year, and the relay cup, held by Alhambra for two consecutive years. At the end of the meet, Bonita and Citrus stood tied for first place and it was a question who should have the cup. The final decisio,i was that each should keep it half a year and both be given a year's credit for \Vinning, making two more years for Bonita and one for Citrus. Alhambra captured the relay cup fo,' "keeps." Claremont had to content itself with third place, but we feel that our team did well. vVith the Gala Day Meet the track season closed. Our team could retire feeling that they had done their best-ant! we are proud of supporting them.

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H .\SEBALL · Thanks to the aid of the trustees. the baseball team was supplied, this season. with long rlesired and much needed suits. And the material from which to choose the squad look­ ed good: at times there were players enoug·h out for two full teams. From this material \Yas picked the nine which played the games for Claremont. .-\lien is pitcher. captain. and leader of the group that has endea\·ored to set our ba�e­ ball department on its feet. After the necessary training and practice. \\'C met Donita on their diamond in the first league game. \\'e felt sure of ourseh·es, and prepared to win.the game. \\'e batted their pitcher at will, knocking him out of the box. His position was taken by the first baseman. who followed his predeces­ sor's fate. The right fielder then took his turn and finished the game. Allen was in perfect condition. and pitched such a brand of ball that our friends couldn·t hit him. 'J'he irame was ours from the start, although our final tallies sho\\·cd us but two runs in the lead. Our next game \\'as played at :\'or\\'alk. I-Iere \\'C had the misfortune of playing a better team, and in a storm ot flying dust, met the most cruel defeat of the �eason in thi� game. for :\"onYalk won by a· thirteen to nothing score. Seventr-seve:1


.r\ vveek later we met Downey on our home g-rounds. This team. likewise. pro\·ed to bf too good for us. Hovvever. we felt more at ease plaY.ng at home. and staved off a white­ wash by making three runs. After the lapse of another week. we met Puente, and here showed some good ball playing. \Ye hit their pitcher hard. In the eighth inning the "Bushers" tied the score, but we easily won in the ninth inning. \\'e were to meet Puente again in the middle of the next week. On the specified clay we turned out, and had played but two innings when a slight technicality arose and our op­ ponents were taken home by,. their coach, forfeiting the gan1e to us. Friday of the same week we met Bonita, for the sec­ ond time, at home. This game was the best exhibition of baseball we have Jret shown. �After allowing Bonita to lead up to the eighth inning. we made three tallies by a rally, and won the game. El ).Jonte, which came a week later. \Vas our last game. For the first three innings we played splendid ball. but in the fifth frame ,ve blew up and allowed El i\fonte to score so heavily that victory fo.r us became an impossibility. The final score resnlted in a twelve to one victory for our op­ ponents. And so the season closed, with Claremont's score board showing four victories and three cleieats. This equals the record of any preceding year. and our fans declare that Claremont is showing a better ability in baseball, and will surely take a pennant in the future. Let's get more spirit into baseball, and sho,v a winning team in the great Ameri­ can game! TEA:\I Pitche:· Catcher First Base Second Ba,;c Third Base Short Stop Left Field .............. . Right Field ............. . Center Field Subs Scorer Seventy-eight

r\llen (Capt.) Gardner Oliver Bell .. Burton .... Smith Richards Friedman Daggs \\'illiams, Eaton Scott


SEPTEMBER

15

Registration day-�rtss Clark. registering,- the Fre�hmen: "lVf iss Brown, in what state were rou horn?" Audrey. trembling decidcclly · "\\' or-\\' orchestcr."

18

Big celebration-Juniors spring· their :-i\\'Catcrs a:Hl the Seniors, their rings.

2r

Freshmen show their busine�s ability by ha,·ing a class meeting. They postpone g·etting cap:-- .�111til a later date.

22

Freshman Jolly-Cp-Sophs spring caps.

24

Freshmen haYe another class mceting--)l"aybc they\·e changed their minds about ti1ose caps.

25

In assembly. after singing "\\'ake Freshman \\'akc." First Freshman: "\\'hat was that they were :-:inging?" Lucia Jones: "\\'ell, I don't know. but it sounded like something about Claremont High!"

28

Grace Lyman and Edith Rich lea,·e Geometry-by re­ quest.

30

Ada witnesses )Ir. Palmer carrying the ,,·oriel into the study hall.


OOTOBER z 3 4 IO 12 13

Pete Powell gives farewe!( solo in the basement. Even the teachers are touched. Addison puts clown a foot and takes up fourteen inches I i\fr. Oh, having some difficulty in translating his German: "This is the Dickens to translate!" Another big celebration! Lucia Jones learned how to dance today. Try-outs for the Athletic Farce. The whole Freshman class on deck: and they got some parts, too. Friday -'snuff said.

14

Cooper to Shaw: "The're goes Endicott walking home with Lutie Carpenter; I wonder if he is trying to go with her!"

15

In Senior coo1position a senior girl writes that she is going to vote for A1i-. "I--:Iewes'' for President.

18

Delta Sigma party-M. Roe hits the wrong pumpkin.

21 24

Montebello game. Too bad, Claremont! Long papers for Seniors. A terrible lot of mental effort wasted. 26 Myron Powell uncleigoes such a severe mental strain in History that he has colonies springing up all over the Hudson river. 27 Junior Hallowe'en party nearly ended with a tragedy, clue to heated competition between D. Dykstra and L. Moxley, as to who should keep Kenneth's coat on longest. 28 Puente game-\1\l e won!

NOVEMBER S 7 II

Lordsburg game-From remarks heard next day, the Claremont boys must have clone considerable flirting. Annual Board picnic at Redondo. \N ayne wanted to get there before the saloons closed for election. Downey game. Lost again.

13

Mr. Palmer to foolish looking student in his office: "\/\Tant to see me?" Student: "No; have to."

14

Soph girls giggle in Stuâ&#x20AC;˘ly I Lall.

Eighty


15

Soph girls giggle some more.

16

Ditto, and it's getting tiresome.

17

Game with Bonita�i\Iiss Brown (when the team reached Bonita, and Geo. Hamilton went away in his Ford): "Oh, Miss Smith, do you know Mr. Hamilton has gone off with your auto?" 19 Undressed parade at school today. Myron Powell chiel performer. 20 Shocking! Ada, Helen, Lutie, and Dorothy gave Mr. Campbell a kiss! 24 Big Rally. Platt explains why Jack plays such a good Beatrice knew long ago. basketball game. 25 History class cross examines :\fr. Palmer on politics. 26 Mr. Palmer cross examines History class on politics. 29 Irene Ingham: "1 dreamt last night that I had lo sleep on a minus one-fourth of the bed." DECEMBER 2 3

Norwalk game. Helen 0. gave a perfect recitation. :\[iss Lockwood has not recovered. In honor of Professor Palmer's· i1ew horse. \,Vhen first he bought his little horse whiz; . I e hills au lt c1,111bed But since he's driven o'er many a course

7 Try-outs today for the Senior play.

9 11 T5

Game with El i\Ionte. A little stewed chicken found in Room 33. information speak to :\Iiss Clark.

\ Tacation�

JIurrah! -

For further


20

Found by the Janitor in study hall: Dear Santa Claus: Vv'hen you come to Claremont will you please be sure to stop at the high school and bring our caps. They are the ones which are blue, trimmed with yellow.-i\'lerry Xmas. Yours expectantly, A Freshee ee ee-

JANUARY 2 4 5

6

9 IO 11 12 13

14 17

20

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New Years Day. School again and all such that is disagreeable. Ti,,vo new students arrive." That me�ns two more chances for Dippy, I 'spose. Ada, after attending a missionary lecture on Smyrna: "I'm very much_ impressed." Helen 0.: "So· am I. I'm going to do some home 1nis­ sionary work among the teachers: they need it!" A frisky young lady named Helen, Set one of her teachers to yellin', With a clock in her locker She managed to shock'er And that was too much for :'lfiss Helen. Grace Lyman: "It must be raining; Ho\vard's hair is be­ ginning to curl." Rain. S'more Rain. Hear that noise! The Freshmen have sprung 'em at last. The thirteenth. .-\n unlucky day for those who went to the snow. Joe gives S. 0. S. call: ''Help! I'm lost! Somewhere in Russell's sweater!" A result, when a Junior was asked to write po'try: Of all the proud men that I know, The Chem. Prof. is the worst; He thinks that he can give me four, But I know he doesn't durst. Ask Bob Pike what the sensation is when you pull your trousers up too far when you sit down and they won't fall down again when you get up to speak in a debate before the girls! Jack Rich re-appoints the property manager for the Sen­ ior Play.

Eighty-two


23

26 29

30

Senior Play. Jack delivers his unforgetable dramatic speech: "As I gaze into your eyes--"

Nettie: 'Tm so far clown in Chemistry that will have to reach up to touch the bottom." Spive, when boys are lifting the piano off the stage, on seeing Miss Lockwood at the door: ":Vfiss Lockwood, come lend us a hand!" IVIiss Lockwood. coming nearer: "Diel hear you ask for my hand, Mr. Baynham?" Miss Lockwood announces that from now on, anyone who has the inspiration to write poetry is excused from all work. Bob gets the inspiration at examination time, but it doesn't do him any good.

FEBRUARY Katherine Robinson is doing her duty. l\Iary Harwood-telephoning: "One, triple ought.'" Kathy : "I beg your pardon?" lVIary : "Didn't you get it? One, zero. zero, zero !'1 "I don't understand you "I want one double nought, nought." \i\fhat?" '·One thousand! Ten hundred!'" "O. you mean one ought double ought ! \Vhy clidn"t you say so? Line's busy!" 2 Seniorita Hop-Gee I but don't your.:feet feel sore, the morning after the night before 1 3 At a party-1Ir. Flinspach was gazing with adoring eyes upon his ivife. Hillis: "Do you want your fortune told?'' i\J r. Flinspach. enraptured: "I ha Ye my fortune." 5 \•\/anted-Courtney Shaw-and I want him awfully bad -Nettie. 9 Platt came up the hall in time to see Elsie Linthicum sliding down the banister. Elsie was rather embarrassed. 12 Stanley Bell believes in preparedness. Before the Al­ gebra exams, he issued an invitation to his funeral-In the honorable words of Cicero, :\Iiss Brown must certainly "soc et tu um". 11

Eighty-three


l\Iildred Palmer. trying in vain _to tune her violin: "Oh, clear! I believe I've lost \llY ear." r6 Track Rally-Chick Vaile: "I'm not going to tell the story of the dirty window, 'cause you can·t see through it." 17 :\fr. Palmer, aiter receiving a piece of peanut brittle'. "There is. only one thing I like better than peanuts, and that's more peanuts." rS ,Vitenagemot resolves that the Junior boys should be taught how to drink and smoke. They are too good. 20 Elsie Linthicum announces that �he is going to change her name. 22 Mr. Palmer, in English History '"For tomorrow read the reign of Charles I. as far z�s his beheadi11g." Jimmy: "\Y , ell. that's as far as it goe�, isn't it?" T 23 l\fiss \\ illo\\·s: ".-\11s\Yer this question in Latin­ ''\\'hat will yon. fear?'' l\ri!ton: ··ccrmanos." 25 \Vaync, translating German: •·-He stroked the back of his forehead." Some forehead. that. 26 r\. Brown. Freshie, has lost a Latin book. ,Ve have heard oi green Freshies but brown ones are rare. 13

MARCH This is the first clay of the month. 2 ::\1r. Perkins and D. Case go queening.They didn't get in ti! 1 after ten, either. 4 'NAR!!1 \\'AR!'! S \Ve have too much Germany. Ich weiss nicht was soll es bedeuten Das ich so traurig bin Die deutsche Sprache-phui 1 :\Iein Herz ist nicbt clarin ! 6 \\.itenagernot mecting-}\largaret \Valton: "A motion for a banquet is in order.·· Helen Pell . "I 11101 e we lay it on the table." 8 :\Iiss \\'illows. "\\·c will turn to the questions.-Declarnnc rne." Shocked pupil:"\\ hy 110, of course not." 9 Glee Club rally-Ceo. Hamilton: "Lots oi us ha,·e fine voices." IO Glee Club Concert. _!_._;ig\il.v-fou1


12

13

15

16

18 19

24

26

29

29

Found: An all day sucker in Arthur Hitchcock's desk. But it belonged to Mary Smith. Addison: "I can't talk on my feet." Jack D.; "Probably not, too big a subject." N. Tinkham-translating German: "Germany lays on that side of the ocean." Miss McConnell: "Incorrect. Germany is not a hen." Gala Day-Girls, think of it! The boys bought a whole¡ dollar's worth of safety pins for the occasion. Platt has the rare privilege of holding a "Perennial Cup." Hannah King says: "You don't like to write love stories because you haven't had experience." Hattie: "Neither have you." Hannah: "I have been kissed."-I wonder by whom? Spring is here-also our quarterly reports. The Color of Spring. Green! Green as a frog's union suit Is Spring. And pink as the blossoms, Pink as Mike Allen's cheeks; Gold! Gold are the tulips And Crocuses, Gold as Paul Whyborn's teeth! Blue, Ah, blue is Spring, Blue As when you get your quarterly reports. A high brow lecturer delivers an oration on the present situation-- Enjoyed by the faculty. The call of Company D comes. A pathetic midnight farewell between¡ Lucine and Myron. Billy McConnell to Geneva: "We've got a new baby brother at our house." Geneva: "Is he going to sta_v ?" Billy: "I think so; he has his things off." Vacation-nothing to do for a week except write a long paper, read a book and get your history outline complete.

APRIL r IO

Somebody knew something today (April fool). Miss Lockwood: "Hades is the place where the dead

live."

Advice from Dr. Holt-If you feel your dinner coming up, tighten your necktie. 14 Debates. Cooper ha,; eyes for the Citrus girls.

11

Eighty-five


16

Friend: .iHaven't I seen you somewhere?" Joe: "Oh yes, I go there frequently." 15 Patriotic Assembly. Three cheers for the Red, \\'hite and Blue! Jimmy breaks out with the German measels. Margaret wakes the family up at night by crying, "Hoch Der Kaiser," with great patriotism. 18 Juniors have a party-\Vhen playing \Vinkum, Paul Rus­ sell said to Beatrice P. · "Come back! I touched your hair." Beatrice: ''\\'ell, but you didn't touch me." 20 Jimmy: "\\'e're going to give a benefit and we want a full house." 21 Stanley Bell takes his daily walk for first base. 22 ;\othing 'cept 1Iargaret says: "\\.on't you write this up for me?'' 23 :Heavy frost f· John K.ing opens a study hall windovv. John to shi\·ering Senior: ''Are you cold?'' Heroic One: "Oh deah be! dough! Jimmy \ •Voodford: '· r stole a kiss the other night �l y conscience stood alack. I guess J'll go again tonight r\nd take the darn thing- back. 26 1-Ioward Lorbecr-speaking of the moving picture bene­ fit: "As you all know. :,rary Pickford is a S\\'ell actor." 27 Kitty \\'oodforcl has the measels. \\'hen will the Fresh­ men leave their baby cu�toms? 28 Sunday-Paul Russell states that a lesson of love can be drawn fro111 the life of Paul the Epistle. 29 l\Iary Downing: ":'lfy heart is broken: Paul \\.hyhorn re­ fused to see me today." 25

30

S'111ore Spring. Owed to Spring. Hear the birdies say tweet-tweet: Palmer: ''Fley there, Dickenson. 111ore heat!" Gentle Zephyrs in the trees .--\da: "This old weather makes me sneeze." The sun shines warm upon the hills Geneva: "'\\/hat is goo.cl for sudden chills?" Ah. Pluck the dainty violetTad: "Ouch. both mv feet are wet!" To the warm spring. ·r pen an ode: Darcl id; I have g-u<l a code.

Eighty-six


Jack De Lapp to :\filton Gardner: '·Get off my feet.'' i\Iilton: "Is it much of a walk?" ::\Iiss Brown: "And now we get x equal:-; o.'' "Bats" : "Gee, all that \,·ork for nothing." .. ::\l"r. Flin�pach: �ow. suppose my head is a circle." Helen \\'hite: "This isn't solid geometry." :\1 iss :\lcConncll · ":\Ir. :\orton. what is the next formula?'' Teddy· "T. can't tell it-. till J sec it on the board." Beatrice Pike, after a discussion o,·er married life: ·'You can say what you please. but I think it is awfully nice." :\Jr. Campbell. in General Science: "Doe� anyone know what snails li,·e on r· "Bats ". just waking up: '·On the g-round." :\fargaret Roe. in the tn--outs for the \:cw Lady Ban­ tock: '·I know what part I don't ,,·ant. and that's the leading lacly · s: she's marricd. :\fr. Campbell. in English: ·'Ho"· long is your story. i\Ir. Charr'" :\fr. Charr: ":\Iy ston·? \\'hy it's only fi,·e sentences short." Life is a joke: all things ,h;". it. Look at the Freshmen and you'll know it. Small Frosh: ·'CalchYell. ho\\' many subjects are you carrying?" Caldwell: "I'm carrying one and dragging- five." :'lfiss \\'illows: "Can't you think of another expression for castdown ?" Cooper. promptly '·Downcast." :\fr. Campbell. in English: ":\fr. Smith. is there anything wron g with the statement that if the stars were suns our nights \YOttld be as light as day?'' Hillis: "\\'ell. I don't ),:now: there might be clouds in the way. 11

Eighty-sevf>n


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Freshman: "Is \\'oodford going to play baseball this year?" Soph: "No-his arm is worn out." Platt: "Hey there. ha,·e you got a match?" Holt: "\:o. I used my last one to light the fireless cooker.''

\ •\/hen is a banker in a panic like Pharoah's daughter? \,\/hen they save a little prophet (profit) from the ru,hes on the bank . Elsie Linthicum to Joe: "�[,· Ca111p Fire name means star: so you see I'm a star. .. E. Keyes: "There's your chance. Joe. to hitch your wagon to a star." If the dear old school sec111s on the burn, Don't you sit around an<l glum But start some action and get :,:;ome pep And make it a school that has some rep.

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ESSAY ON EDUCATION

Of all the hours of the day, the one in which thoughts ot school are most prominent ,n the Senior's mind, is the one before school on a morning after a long evening of study. This is the way it goes. Strugg1ing through a nightn1are of solid geometry, you are confronted by a German bomb. Jumping just in time, you find that it was the alarm clock. On collecting yom wits, and remembering that you are a calm. hard working Senior, you wish that truth was not as scarce as "bene" 's. What hope have you of getting a sheep-skin in June, when mutton is as high as your mother's aspirations? Speaking o.f mut­ ton, was it cabbage or onions you had for supper? It doesn't matter, as long as you outlined Gray's Elegy on the strength of it. Better shut your window. ''hace mucho frio.'' and put on your shoes and stockings. "I wonder if shoes were made under Child Labor or Crime and Punishment." Wash your face. No, don't put soap in your eye. NaOCCuH�+NaCL, X,YZH ,0 might make pink instead of blue. Pull on your clothes one after another. The seam in the skirt was overhanded; should -it not have been a flat fell, French seam, or a submarine? Comb your hair. It's pretty bad. but it can't compare with History. Sherman goes southeast by south; Lee goes the opposite direction; while Grant enters Vicksbttrg from all sides. Don't forget yom handkerchief.

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or sorro\VS you may share today: news of more work. or the

victory of a good guess.

Diel someone mention breakfast? You are a \-vare of eating something: but Shake"speare. i\Ioses. Pope. and :\fark 1_·\:vain are more scrambled than the egg-s. and the accent on the penult is stronger than the coffee. Mechanically you collect your books and forget yonr pencil. And you start out ·,vith. "Oh. say. can you see by the dawn's early light?" Rut this just leads to English. and in its place. "\\/hat is so rare as a clay in June?" keeps time to your footsteps as you make the final dash. hoping to get to school on time. \¥ell. you are on the road to knowleclg-e and a diploma. Cheer up. the work will soon begin. -1fary T-Ta�ting-s. 'r7. One Hunclred OnP


Phone EAKIN BROS.DAIRY I I 3 4 GRADE A MILK AND CREAM

A. -W-. RICHARDS CLAREMONT

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DR. HARRISON 13. HAR\VOOD DENTIST PHONE 164

CLAREMONT. CAL.

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CLAREMONT �g�n Meals RESTAURANT 124 Yale Ave., Claremont Munger's Laundry .

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Pomona

Home Phone 334,

Res. 353

NOTARY PUBLIC

C. S. VAILE Real Estate and Insurance Specialty Claremont Properties Rentals, Exchanges CLAREMONT - - - CALIF. One HuJHlref! Two

Go to MEAD'S

Fresh Groceries 217WEST FIRST ST.

Varsity Barber Shop 127 YALE ST. Brown & Standford


Spi,·e, after a discussion as to \Yhether \Ir. l!ryan was a loose nut: ··Don·t you think Dryan \\'as a pretty tight nut son1etimes ?" i\Iiss Lock\\'ood: ··:---.-o, he J-.elicYcs in grape juice." Ada. to Dorothy \I oles at a spread: "If \'Otl like onions so well why don't you eat them nO\Y?" Dorothy. tilting- her nose: "Hecau:--c 1.·111 g·oing· to ha,·e company tonight." r\sk Chick if she didn't cat some after all. Elizabeth [(eyes \Yant:- to kno\\' · ··] f ,,·ater i:-- made up oi molecules why is it cold?" }\!iss Lock\\'OOd. in :English:· �Ir. Po\\'cll. \\'hat character­ istics stood out in John Ridel:" '\lyron: ··\\'ell. I don't k110\\. a< any :-.to0d out in him, hut he had so111e in him �ome\Yhcrc ... r\cla: "Oh. �Ir. 11·oocL my hands arc cold." :-Ir. \\"ood: "\\-ell. "hat do you \\·am me to do "·ith them?" '\Ii:--:-. lhown. in . \lgebra the rnor11i11.� · after 'l'edd\· liacl been to see the mag;ician: "\Ir. \"orton. \\'hat an:-.\\'er di-cl you get to that problem?' Tcdcly: "T-1-clon't know. It':; up 111v ,lee1·e.''

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AGENCIES

Miss Ruth Powell

ALL MAKES REPAIRED

Dry Goods - Men's Furnishings Claremont

W. Second St. Claremont

Stud�bak�r and �ort

For Spring Wear.

2 15 W. First St.

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SAN FRANCISCO SACRAMENTO OAKLAND VISALIA BAKERSFIELD PASADENA SANTA CRUZ STOCKTON FRESNO One Hull(lreli Fou1


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The Quality Store

This Store is the Home of

Hart Shaffner & Marx Clothes

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OOTH-VAUGHN Where the Good Clothes Come From

234 W. Second St.

Pomona

REMEMBER For Your SPREADS, PICNICS, SUPPERS We have what you want.

Everything for LUNCHES

STOLL & SON GROCERS

Shop Phone 214

335 W. 2nd

H.H.BARTLE BLACKSM IT H ING HORSESHOEING

Courteous Treatment, Prompt Service. Prices Reasonable Claremont

One Ilum1red Six

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Home Oil Company Pomona When in town stop at Our Filling Stations. We have two of them

Prompt Service !SOUR MOTTO

We also Deliver any time, any place. Office Phone

121

Supply Sta. Phone

3106

200 E. Second

Park and Holt

Columbia Graphaphones Violins and all kinds of Strings. Sheet Mu,;c, PIANOS and ORGANS. Pianos Tuned and Rented. Try Col� umbia Records on your machine.

L. E. SHEETS

285 North Garey Ave., A. R. Cla.k

Pomona

W. H. Clark

Clark & Son CYCLERY

Motorcycle and Bicycle Repairing and Sundries Oils, Gas, Tires, Flash Lights and Batteries

Phone 215 Res. 836

131 YALE AV.

CLAREMONT, CAL.


i\liss Brown, in Al�ebra: "i\Jr. :Harwood. read lhc next ' problem." '·Bats": "I ca11·t: my pencil's broke." Gene (who has a cold) to ,r,-_ \\'ood: "Gee I smell that fried chickcn !" )Ir. \\'ood: "Fried chicken? That's b11rnerl rubber. Soph. (when thing:-- \\'Crc different)· ··Lt11.:y. did you g-o to the Delta Sigma Picnic last year?'" Lucy: "Of course not! We belong to Philnmatliia." In Chemistry. ,Ir. Ca mpbell said he'd �cl the materials for the explosion and run throug·h it for u:--. . \ \Yfnlly chi,·;;d­ rous of him. wa�n·t it? Dorothy ,Joles: ")fr. C ampbell is 0·oi11•·•· to come o,·cr and talk to me this period. l:--n't that r�ma;�tic? \l y heart is going pit-a-pat

Buy Your Cut Flowers Griswold's Orange Marmalade

Is made of ripe Oranges. Culls are not used. It is rich and sweet and not bitter. It is a fine California product to send to friends in the East.

from Pomona Floral and Nursery Company, Pomona, Cal.

Guarantee Cleaners Cleaning and Pressing Tailoring Everything First-Class Your Patronage Solicited

Geo. C. Griswold CLAREMONT, CAL.

Phone 761 W. E. Johnson, Prop.

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COME AND BRING YOUR

Barmona For those Society Spreads,

FRIENDS TO

Steve"s Barber Shop

Ice Cream Sales, etc. Phone 95

139 N. Garey Ave. Pomona

STEVE MOORE, Prop. 225 First Street

Claremont

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Please Remember-You can buy honest goods at

honest prices, and the small purchaser will receive the same consideration as the one who buys in large quantities from-

McConneJJ Son & Co. GROCERIES and KITCHENWARE

First Nationa1 Bank OF CLAREMONT

Invites Your Business Checking Accounts

Savings Accounts

Claremont's Oldest Bank

First Street,

block west of Post

Office.

Claremont Garag_e C. R. MAY, Prop. Expert Repairing, Big Line of Accessories and Tires, Oxy-Acetylene Welding. Good Rent Service. Full line of "VEEDOL" high quality Oils and Greases. Phone 204

Claremont

Claremont Feed and Fuel Company Express to Pomona Every Morning Agents for MUNGER'S LAUNDRY Live Poultry Bought and Sold, Poultry Supplies, Feed and Fuel One Huncln?(l Eight


E. Bowen, in Cooking: "My, I hate this stuff." Miss Clark: "If you can't eat it leave it for someone else or give it to the teachers." Eleanor : "I guess I'll leave it for the teachers. It isn't very appetizing." Mildred to Ada: "Is Eugene invited to the party?" Ada: "I don't know. He hasn't asked me yet so probably he isn't." Margaret Walton in Cooking, looking at scales from time to time: "Miss Clark, that clock has stopped; the hands _have been at twelve o'clock for a long, long time." Mary Gardner,-in Civics: "How¡long does a person have to live in a place in order to vote?" Mr. Palmer: "In some cases I've known it to be twenty­ one years." Mr. Campbell, in Chemistry: "What is a vacuum?" Joe: "Er-a-it's in my head but J can't think just what it is."

BEANS! The vacant lot, the garden plot, The trellis on the wall, The flower bed, the back yard shed, Have beans within them all. .; "What is the plant?" the tourist said; "How beautiful! how sweet!" "That plant supplies,". the guide replies, "Beans, what we all do eat." "Oh, horrible!" the tourist cries, "For everywhere I see, Round mansions grand on every hand, A bushy, beany tree!" When to her home at last she came, Her friends all clamoring, cried, "Tell of the people and the land!" "BEANS!"-that is all she sighed. -John Rich, '17. One Hundred Nine


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YOUR

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BUSINESS YOU ARE VERY WEL­

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Claremont

Bakery Have you ever tried us? If you haven't, you do not know what you are missing. We use nothing but the best ma­ terials in everything. Give us a trial and you will be a regular customer H.

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CLAREMONT PHARMACY

CLAREMONT SHOE PARLOR ONE OF THE MOST COMPLETE SHOE SHOPS IN SOUTHERN

HOLDEN AND SMITH PROPRIETORS

CALIFORNIA

A. L. ROSEBERRY PHONE 58

CORNER FIRST ST. AND YALE AVENUE

550 EAST BERTIE ST.

POMONA SANITARY

LAUNDRY

CLAREMONT. CAL.

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TO MY UNCLE. (Really a Compilation of Slang.)

Today I had the inspiration · To write high thoughts about my nation, But with it came interrogationFor yon are stored with worldly knowledge That yon learned at so111e darned college.

I thought I"d write in blanket Yerses1\ o ! that ain ·t right! 0 hang it! Curses! Oh how one's ignorance disburses (poetic license) "\\/hen one would write high thoughts to you. And use their prettiest language, too. But now I've got it l It's vacant versesNot used when man with man converses, For his would be the sa111e reverses That I. in writing this. find now In this uplifting- discourse-(wow !) This mental toil that I do seek Is to redeem me from the weak, That I may not be termed a freak. So I haYe taught my wheels to hum That soon they'll acquire a 111omentum! But to the nation! Oh golly gee! How all 111y noble thoughts do flee To regions quite remote from me; And all that is innate within. Fro111 all that I could term "akin".

But once again to things snbli111eThe flag! Our e111blem for all ti111e: (But now 111v trouble is with rhy111e) Yet on I go. and still insist I must continue to persist. Oh how the thrills within 111e dwell. .-\ ncl I would of them to von tell. But I can"t do it without hel--p. I didn't mean to say that-truly: I tear 111y hair. my pen'� unruly!

But I must stop. I swear I 111ust. And throw this fro111 me in dis.gust Tn one tabooine·. scornful thrust. Or I will with ;,,ine own self curse. Oh hang this awful, b1a111erl---verse ! -JV[. Palmer. '17.

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1917 El Espiritu  

1917 yearbook from Claremont CA high school

1917 El Espiritu  

1917 yearbook from Claremont CA high school

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