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THE MONROE (LA.) NEWS-STAR FRIDAY, TTS'E 4. 192fi. PAGE ELEVEN Graduates of City High School Receive Their Diplomas Prophecy Has Vivid Story of Future Members of Graduating Class Take Curious Roles in Mystic Forecast. Class of 1926, Monroe City High School 1 I had just received my 1935 model radio set, the marvel of the radio world, demonstrated by Curtis Freeman. the glib salesman of Smears- Rearbark who had guaranteed the ret to reach all parts of the world.

Turning the largest khob at random I heard a clear voice announce, This is station O. 1. C. of Monroe, La. The first number will be I Fell Up the Stepladder of Success" by Victor Davis, Manager of the Wriglty-Pigley." The speech was fine.

Then the voice stated that inmates of the "Old Home" would sing a song entitled As I listened I recognized the voices of Robbie Lee Hanna, Alice Cobh, Winona Cage and Eloise Cann. Kloise had become famous for a cat and canary farm she had started. An educational number was then given by Miss Julia Maroney, telling why geometry is necessarry to high school students. I was surprised to hear that Julia had taken Mr. Colson's place in dear old M.

C. H. S. Since I had tuned in on this station so unexpectedly, I imagined I might, get the next easily; but after five minutes of hard work all I could hear was a hideous screech. As I turned away my sleeve caught on a dial and 1 heard a deep voice rolling out in great oration.

As I listened I recognized the voice as that of Governor Fink of Massachusetts. His theme was one of praise for a certain navy leader who had quelled an insurrection of rumrunners led by the bold pirate Jesse Hanchey. 1 waited anxiously to find what great naval officer he referred to, and was delighted to hear that it was Admiral Robert Germany of Washington, D. C. After working a great while I gave up in despair, but was determined to find out more about my classmates of '26.

I got into my speedy aeroplane and reached the fair city of Hollywood in twenty-five minutes and thirty seconds. I heard everyone talking about Mr. Joe Kem- spearc's modern of and decided to go see it. Great was my surprise when I saw that Dun- can Kemp was taking the part of Hamlet and Lena White was the fair Ophelia. After the show I accidentally met a new Elizabeth Johnston.

She told me that forrncr class, she was singing in the talking pictures, and I visited her in her beautiful home in Beverly Hills. Thinking back, I remembered that F.liza- heth had always been fond of The next day I decided to take a trip to Washington, and was shocked to hear that Sara Neville had been elected President of this vast country. She had shown her loyalty to 9 2 6 1 9 2 6 Large Crowd Gathers for Exercises Impressive Address Is Delivered by Head of Centenary at Auditorium. Year Now Marked Closing Has Loyalty to Old Traditions Honor Students It is with commendable pride that showing as in some years gone by, Superintendent F. L.

Neville and the percentage of boys has beer far Principal Miss Minnie Ruffin, are lower. It is pointed out that the turning out into the world of wider idea of higher education and the endeavor the members of the city high school class of 102G. The class marks a remarkable numerical gam over its predecessor of 1925 which was just forty. This-year the class is fifty-two in number and euuals the class just graduated from 1 l. i a number to college and to the uni the Ouachita Parish high school and A need for same has gotten a better foothold than ever in the minds of parents and pupils and that at this time there are more students going on with their education than ha been the case ever before.

The class of 1926 will send a large Mamie Shelby Hill (irace Aileen B' nJane Elizabeth Holden Frances ButlerC laude Charles Jones, Jr. Anthony aElizabeth Bernice Johnston Agnes Winona goMary Wynn Jnvner Robert Colvin Cam'unean Stuart Kemp Kloise Gibson CannJoseph Kern, Jr. Edith irpf-nter Ma da Rills VcClendon Johanna Amelia Ci psrl Rives McCord, Jr. Verna Flloi Clark ii a Frances Maroney Alice Hatton Cobb Frances May Maryem Colbeyi Violet Edith Meyer William Rome Sara Neville Victor Nathan i Douglas Page Helen Margaret Edcb-q Waunh Mae Pepper Hc-verly Claire Fautitlej II: I.eo Rogers George hink Edna Earl Reid Ada Collier -aIks Audra Alva Stovall Margaret F.ui ks Ida Rosa Strohm Robert Curtis Frecotvn I) i Swayze Robert W. (U -ai r.

Winn Beatrice Tousinau Charles Edgar Gdl Troy W. Vincent Thomas Warren Grnv Lena de Armond White Jessie Icigh HancheyArista Whitfield Robbie Lee HannaRu th Sue Wise Fannie Jlonry John Fahy Yeldcll Tribe of Vandals Left Many Marks Upon City School Class History rord for size of any members of that class to serve in her cabinet. Charles Gill was Secretary of Agriculture, Troy Vincent was varsities of the South. A number are to go to L. S.

to Centenary, Louisiana College, Vanderbilt, Newcomb, The year has been one of great ancj 0ther institutions of recog- promise and the standards set by nixed worth. Many already have def- the school in its long years of exist- jnite plans for their future career1-, enee, have been carefully preserved Superintendent Neville is ending and even deepened and broadened with this year, his twenty-fifth in the past year. milestone of service to the local The two honor pupils of the clas3 schools, of which he acted first as of 1926 are M.ss Maryem Colbert, principal, and then later as superin- with a standing 95.32, and Mias tendent. He that between four the Class of by choosing several Sarah Neville, with 95.21, as her hundred and four hundred and fifty members nf thaf class serve in during the four yC.il However, these figures by no means measure all the efforts exerted Secretary of Treasury, Mamie Bade by the large class. Many students Secretary of Commerce, and Shelby made exeptional grades bur failed by graduated Hill, Secretary of Labor.

Sara was narrow margin to achieve the dis- mcn ement time, receiving complaints about the man- tinction of either first or second eating cannibals in the South Sea honor. Islands. aent to investigate, class goes forth well tra ned the conditions and as I was sailing and with members who arc ah ve the in my aeroplane I glanced down and 1 average in scholarship. They will saw a commotion like that of tiny 1 in many cases go on with their ants fighting. I landed and saw the education and I am sure they will cannibals had tied some missionaries 1 be heard from in the years that are to trees with seaweed; and upon jjto come," stated Superintendent Ne- eoming nearer 1 recognized Frances ville.

xjLnfiV' i Renson and Arista The class boasts seventeen boys Whitfield. A man in garb and thirty-five girls this year. This was slaying tHe cannibals whose king stated by Mr. Neville to be a good was none other than Robert Cann, and the preacher proved to be Romer Curley. It appears that Romer had language.

I remembered John Douglas Page. As the next station just saved Frances, Grace and Arista did such origins: rench we stopped and a nun got on, and from being made into cannibal stew. translations for Miss Fngler in high as the train gave a jerk in start- While we were talking over old times jnj- again, she was thrown into my By this time I w-as longing to see i lap. The nun went to apologize, and dear old U. S.

A so started back could but yell Wise." Ruth CLASS MOTTO CL as SS FLOWER CLASS COLORS i-et Fink and Lavender A Document Bequeathing Various and Sundry on is of 1926 In 191-1 a small tr out on a great adventure in search of knowledge. As they journeyed along the road many of the number dropped by the wayside until two of the or gina! cian, Joe Butler were left. Tin tvv the need of companions on their allowed a tribe eon- 3 I.ee Hanna. Julia Neville, Elizabeth Wise, and The city school auditorium very best last night for tho commencement exercises of the class of 1926 of the City High school. stage was transformed with a das- zling wealth of beauty through sweet peas and other flowers, hr ranged in baskets.

Besides this, there was suspended from over the center of tne stage a novelty in the form of a large floral design fashioned of sweet peas and bearing the numerals, Upon this setting of beauty, the curtain rose shortly after 8 p. m. Jn the foreground, in a semi-circle, were the young women graduates all in each carrying beauStiful sweet pea bouquets. In the background were the young men members of the class, also in all white i suits. The invocation was by Reverend E.

F. Hayward. Then came the chorus, Brotherhood of hv the senior class. Miss Neiile, second honor student, gave the salutatory on to She said in parti we call science necessitates a expenditure of endeavor end sacrifice. Many wish to receive laurels that come from scientifio effort but few are willing pay the prme entailed.

world owes all materiel advancement to science. pasl few- years have constituted a age in this endeavor, research is exemplified by hardship. In the almoet trafcie South African in the frozen north, such men Dr. Frank- hn. Dr Scott Peary and others have given of their time and 1 life's effort.

right at home, calle for heroism, for sacrifice. The ful study and sacrificing effort te and the causes of yellow fever have led to the elimination of thie pest in the south. four lepers are declared to Mamie Bade, Helen have been cured and discharged at the Ida Rose Strohm, Fannie leper colony in this sUte. Modern rra lark and Bud urley, science doing a wonderful work Memory. In the eleventh grade they allow- Mai la McClendon, Eloise Cann, of aliens, to Join forces with Be pupils have gone forth as alumni and alumnae of the school in this period of time, and as stated, that this year sees the largest class of all at a single com- ISTATE OF The graduates of city high PARISH school are to he found in r.any walk? IT) I of life, in the school room, in the i W- C.

S. professions and in the business tbc the world. In almost every case, they High School have made worthy places for them- selves and have reflected credit on the careful, painstaking and com- i prehensive training that they have had in this institution which has I formed a worth while basis for the still greater work of life itself in a broad and competitive business world. Class LOUI1 OU certainty of tainty of life, selves fully this, our lr.cj up our last will do appoint our Cloys, as its ex Sect ARTICLE 1. qucath magnetic vc may more ARTICLE to Sor lego of com without beir it; also ball to Ear be- ihe r.

Joi hn two women came running in chasing butterflies. One of them stumbled and when she got up I saw It wai ork and arrived in record- hud taken the veil because she could Johanna Caxpari. Her companion was breaking time. Ihe fjrst person I not decide between a blonde and (ARTICLE 3. Swayze.

They told me they niet in New York McCord. brunette. Arriving in Baton Rouge I leave to were collecting butterflies for Helen Rene the President of a large found Emma Lee waiting for as an ath! famous museum in Egypt. concern and was very busy That afternoon we went into a cir- knowledge of I could not persuade my friends to fo demand for An- cus, and we saw the man who hung ial attentions leave theie work, so I started i Buttitta new novel, by his teeth was T. W.

Grey. T. W. the present prof and went to an exhibition given by I was walking along had developed his powerful by i ARTICLE t. A great artist, and great was my Flflh AvenuG I noticed a large sign his chewing gum.

A woman snake-j to Clarence A'l surprise to find that Violet Meyer thus: 'Tnstructions in Horse- charmer came in. Upon looking clos- i in high school was the renowned artist. While I was back and the Latest in Rid- we saw it was Edna Reid. Three seat of -nor tn Paris I met John Veldell, and he I stepped in to what famous bare-back riders performing zould as well kind of a was was in the center ring of the circus thrill- ARTICLE f. is any Frenchman.

He had become a to that Claude Jones crowd with their daring stunts noted professor and translator in "as tbe f'ding master; and also proved to be Fanny Henry, Ida found that the young things" Rose Strohm and Audra Stovall. Af- waiting for riding lessons were ter the circus was over and we were TnlSfero, Frances May and Beverly getting ready to leave, a clown Class Play Is Big Event Tonight Claire Fountleroy, who in leading prancing and jumping up and down their fashionable lives had acquired grabbed me and shouted a little avoirdupois. Claude had I felt much abashed as I come famous for his shock-absorbing everyone was staring at riding habits that he had invented. this curious scene. When the While I was in there looking over was removed however, I grabbed the new riding Claude's fav- her as she bad me for it was Waun-.

It has become traditional in the history of the Monroe City high school to end each work with a delightful senior play. orite horse had become ill. He sent for a well-known and when she arrived I saw it was Verna Clark. 'ihe next day I decided to go to a Dorothy Bynum. ARTICLE 6.

my knowied part to Mr. Cloy to any enterpri Folly ball career as ARTICLE 6. queath my kn without study of chemistry, the remainder ing Junior; to I leave my basket- model. Joe Kern, do he- of to Tom Mason. For further informatior privately.

ARTICLE 7 We, Rene Claude ie and McCord, Freeman, Mae Pepper. 1 left hrnma Lee and started to dear old Monroe and when we stopped at tho Bastrop station I saw Mary ynn I waved to her and Under the able supervision of Mrs. I 1 was waiting for the carne to the window to talk to ARTICLE 8. f. Jar- Holden, do curtain to go up, a very imposing Mary Wynn said she married leave my smiles and volous tern- woman came in and sat down beside I doctor and that she was pe I ARTICLE 12.

We, Daisy Swayze and Johanna Caspari, do bequeath to Fanny Wcxler and Elizabeth lark mi- undying friendship, and trust this will continue throughout their high school careers. I ARTICLE 13. Bud Curley, do leave my wit and ready humor to Jimmy Kramer. My popularity I leave to John Bishop Johnston, ARTICLE 14. Violet Meyer, do leave to Eric Le Brocq, my artistic i talent and to Sue Parker my char- I actcristie accent.

(ARTICLE 15. Edna Reid, do bequeath my tardiness to Maude Oakland. My love and knowledge of chemistry I leave to Imogene i Hodges. ARTICLE 16. Victor Davis, do bequeath my graceful gait and athletic build to Charles Titche.

'ARTICLE. 17. Arista Whitfteld.do leave to Winifred Washburn, my ur assuming and modest attitude. ARTICLE 18. Douglas Page, do bequeath to Freddie Vaughan, my yielding disposition, my laziness I leave to Willie Manghnm.

ARTICLE Elizabeth Johnston, do bequeath to Marie Collens, my reputation with the teachers, hoping that that this reputation will carry her through the remainder of her high school course as it has carried me through mine. ARTICLE 20. Robert Cann, do leave to Sidney Woods the love for old M. C. H.

which caused me to return from Centenary In order that I might have the honor and i pleasure of graduating with ray former classmates. ARTICLE Winnie Trousineau do leave to Rosalia Kusin the high standard of scholarship that I have attained throughout my high school career. pernous journt sisting of Rol Maroney, Snra Johnslon, Rut Germany, who were travel i in the same direction join them. In September 1922, this tribe of would-be intellectuals attacked the I surroundin the High School and Mrs. Ruffin, who charge, was forced to surrender and let the knowledge Seekers Invade Stuoy Hull.

A -as, for the of gh School when this tribe came into the territory. They shot spit halls and green pe and the great cannons bellowed forth criers which knocked down the walls of discipline nr i eau ed rnme- to flood the thoroughfare The captured Knowledge, the leader in the task the study Verna Cla pH doing a wonderful work to rid of this terrible plague, i is endeavoring to cura By 1926 the people were entirely (the sleeping sickness. It is thought unquered and the of revival that the of a fly is the cause was begun. The Royal Order of the most cases. 1 organized and th me problems are daily being fought va.

antly and solved through sacrificing physiciana Study ami Time, and scientists. Recently six physi- e.ttcd to belong. Tb c.ans of England were inoculated -s of this order were John Veldell, with living csncer in the ti- 'go Flint and Victor Davis. But terest. of investigating this curse.

tr be 80 wisely ru x-ray and radium have claim- 1 Ftudy Hall, a stronger cian the.r victims in the name of up and forced them to leave. hence. So has aviation. is And peace was again establish- hel aloft the torch of acience and fl Bh School. The tribe we can say with Browning, as Van Us left many marks of their Contemplate the course of affairs, Miqui in the Study Hall.

Although is in Hu Heavens; all is well they ruled with an iron hand, they with the everlasting love for the place by Of their conquest which they call Maryem Colbert, first honor pupil, i or valedictorian, was in part as fol- FRANCES BUTLER, (lows; Historian. were most marked early colonial days. The chief peoples of that time on this contie nent, were the English, i Dutch and Spanish. Then came Class Poem is fully capable ing the piano i ARTICLE Verna Clark, do leave my :r.rl t- i distinct peoples of this country, thf Clark). Puritan of the North snd the ARTICLE 28.

Fanny Henry, do this class of nineteen twenty-six, South. leave my ability to i rhc Urst thing I must tell you "The Revolution to Rre, to Mildred Cob is th these together as they fought ARTICLE 29. We Marguret a- i are but in all, by for a common cause. A a i oulks, -t big and some are small, "The North in early colonial devotion to the Gulley sisters. Rut then no matter what our size, CONTINUED ON PAGE TWELVE ARTICLE T.

W. Gray, do From Seniors, we feel so wise, bequeath by won ten: iment; and sly to Leon tche ARTICLE 31. Lena White, We have taken part in every game, (f01 Gone to and won soma fame, leave the editorship of the Chem- And from muit; istry news paper to Coy. Squeedunk Wins High Praise do leave (o the bo or the Junior ARTICLE 22. Julia Maroney, do class, our delightful scat? in the corner of tho study hall, together with art gallery arid the decorated desks, Ruffin, who with untiring effort arul enthusiasm has always made thni event one of the most outstanding in the life of a senior, the play has contributed towards developing his- tronic ability in our school.

These annual productions have never smacked of the amateur and because of the professional atmosphere which permeates them the people of Monroe look forward to the annual presentation with un- abounding interest. me. She was very fashionably dressed Row Mrs, The train pulled having a large boa constrictor out ant! aR heard was a mumble, around her neck. Horrors above, she 1 arrived in Monroe and was has- ARTICLE 9 leave to Happy Hudson in all due sympathy, my highly successful method of reducing, hoping that by the time she reaches her year she will have attained the deinty figure to which now she i so ardently aspires, my friendship th ARTICLE 23. -I, Cootie Hanna, do to Marguerite Roberts.

I leave my conscientiousness and was Maryem Colbert. As the curtain met Winnie sTrousineau rose, two beautifully gowned women told me she had assumed a came in and danced. Behold, they responsibility by taking Mrs. were Margaret and Ada Feuiks. They place on the platform of They were known as the Foulks Sisters and had put ho Dolly Sisters In the background.

The next morning I took a train to Baton Rouge, to visit We, the Seniors of 1926, are offer-I former Emma Lee Rogers. When ing tonight our contribution to the jconductor came in and said, long line of past glories in the form i the voice sounded ef an operetta, very familiar. I looked up and saw platform of M. C. H.

S. Tired of traveling and content in the memories of my former classmates, was received joyfully into the "Old JANE HOLDEN, Class Prophet, Class of Uocilr Tnlifcrra, do bequeath to Aliev Florshelm, my cleverness evading school, also my adroitness in writing my own I excuses. ARTICLE 10. Bobby Germany, do leave my meager understanding of tennis to Tilderi Austin, nnd my great love for the faculty to Walter Garvey. ARTICLE France i Butler, do leave to LaILm Potngr.H, my love for Camp Fire work.

i tu i sudden bursts of giggles to Frances Davis, The experience gained by i work on tho annual of I leave 1 to Footer Ferguson. ARTICLE Helen Edalen, do bequeath my Venus like figure to Charlotte Breard. ARTICLE Winona Cage, do leave my musical talent to Annie 1 Laurie Smith. My vampish ways I leave to Suzanne Hirsch. ARTICLE Frances May, do leave to any ont who wishes aad i ton Me-1 we hope they 11 say, "we miss that I ARTICLE Georgp Fink, do i leave my talent to Wd-! Ham Hutchins.

si 0UF ARTICLE 32. Eloise Cann, do Such as our well-belove I book re- bequeath my enunciation to Mil-1 port day, ler Hollingsworth. Together with lots of other things ARTICLE Emma Lee Rogers; had, do leave my love for toj Including our dear old chemistry lab. Marguerite Collins. ARTICLE Shelby Hill, do all may appear happy now, hereby bequeath by wTylowry Hut down in our inmost hearts some- figure to Louis Kusin.

i ARTICLE Beverly Fauntleroy, do leave my claim on Knowing we've heard our last school i lh i year, our was entered Duncan Kemn to Lou.se Graves. bell clang. and won first place in a contest fog ii- annuals published by high schools ail will part, now, I suppose. Mathe-1 And each take a different road, EJledge, i then no matter what course we ARTICLE Anthony Buttitta, pursue, do oequeath my ability and fond- C. H.

S. we'll always be true, no for the art of writing tot Mae Pepper. Jacques Caspari, with the desire that he continue this already well begun work and improve or. it in any way possible. ARTICLE Mamie Bade, do! eavp m'r to ure my pretty ARTICLE 46.

Maida McClendon, our last year in high school, which brown eyes to Thelma Bailey. do leave my love for the Classics will linger long in all our 1 IDLE 40. Jes ie Hanchey, Elizabeth Mann, i Realizing what an invaluable thing ARTICLE 47. Grace Benson, do this will mean to us in years bequeath ray nickname, come, we have willingly and gladly to Verna Arant. spent many hours of hard work ARTICLE Lois Carpenter, make our annual one of the best, do leave school-girl complex- Striving against great difficulties I ion" to ranees Stroud and surpassing on every that some day may be the side, we have taken the last step walking advertisement for Palm toward the completion of the 1926 Olive Soap that I have been.

It has been a task, bat ARTICLE 37. 1. I ha' leave my inquisitivent-s Colbert. My love fo matics I leave to Elmori In the past five years that students of M. C.

H. S. have editing and publishing a school annual, they have not only state-wide recognition, but have honor for us in intercollegiate petition. In 1922, our very first book took third place in a contest for the literary of high schools and colleges in rc Canada! heal of less than five nundred For the past three years, our have not been entered in national competition, but wo feel that these volumes have been equally ai good as their predecessors. Honor and recognition, we all agree, is a glorious thing, but lenr's to Mildred Cobb.

My love the of '26 appreciate most tor Current Event quizes I leave their book is the fact that it to Sutton. records few of the events of thic, do bequeath to William Cherry my shcikish ways, my Egyptian walk and rny Arabian N.g*-. ARTICLE Maryem Colbert, do leave to my sister, Janie, my sweet disposition and my worn out text books. My hair curlers 1 leave to Mona Louise Smith. ARTICLE Ida Rose do leave my bravery during ini-1 ARTICLE 49.

Audra Stovall, do one which has brought just rewards tiatiort time to Ferdinand will my for the City The senior class feels ARTICLE Wauna Mae Pep-; of to Jack Knowles. been possible oply tbrougL per, bequeath my noetic ARTICLE -I, Troy Vincent, do co-operation and support the ius to Ara Brueck. My coyness bequeath my in English and! iness men of Monroe. We I leave to Babbett Kraus-. (Chemistry to whomsoever may need thank each one of thrm for the splen ARTICLE 1, Mary Wynn Joy- them.

i did help which ner 4do my ability to ROBERT GERMANY, in the making at ova annuaL.

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