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him who has suffered
long and is kind

Our faithful principal, this vol-
ume of the Spectator is affec-
tionately dedicated by the Class
of Nineteen Hundred Eleven.

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'Little lines of Latin,
Little lines of scan
Make a mighty Virgi
And a crazy man.'

The Class of
Nineteen Hun-
dred and Eleven
issue this volume
of the Spectator,
trusting that it
will receive the
hearty welcome
accorded to its

We desire to
express our sin-
cere gratitude to the merchants of Angola
and surrounding towns for the valuable fi-
nancial aid which they have rendered us
by responding so graciously to the solicita-
tions of our advertising editors. Also to
Ned ' Ettinger and Ralph Orwig. our busi-
ness managers, whose diligence has ex-
ceeded all previous efforts to secure the
necessary funds for this publication; to
Miss Florence Par sell, who contributed the
Alumni drawing: and to the Faculty, with-
out whose cheerful and well directed as-
sistance this annual would lack much of
its merit, we desire to express our appreci-
ation. —Editor-in-Chief.

§>pertat0r 8>taff


Business Managers
Ned Ettinger, 'n Ralph Urwig. n

Subscription Managers
Aha Gilmore, 'n Alda Weir, 'n

David Palfreyman, '12 Pyrl Dole, '13

Clifton Freligh, '11 Frances Robertson, '12

Clela Omstead, '11 Ruth Goodrich, '14

Mildred Webb, '13 Earl Rinehart. '12

Jimmie Butcher, '14
Muriel Watkins, '11 Louise Powers. '13

Edith Honess, '12 Donald Sheldon, '14

Leighton Wells, "u Neva Dewey. '11

Birdena Hayward. "13 Genevra Bixler, '14

Florence Gilmore, '11 Florence Abrams, '13

Lois McCool, '11 Mildred Garn, '14

Edith Honess, '12
Mabel Fast, '11 Marjorie Burkhart, '12

Charles Kidney. '12 Martha Pollock. '13

Roland I'.aker. '14
Wilma Coy, '11 Paul Swift, '14

Clifton Freligh, '11 Imo Smith, '12

Pyrl Dole. '14
Clyde Snellenberger. '13 Alonzo Meyers. '14

Helen Smith. '13
Aria Pence, '11 Mildren Heckenlively. '14

Helen Kunkle, '12 Barbara Dodge, '13

Tovce Creel. '11 Faye Burt, 'n

(Eoitrsr of $tudu

The following is a brief survey of the course of study pursued in the
Angola High School during the past year. While the course of study con-
forms to the State requirements, a large amount of "supervised election"
is permitted. The aim in granting election of studies is to fit the course
to the individual needs and not to fit the pupil to the course. Practicability
is the chief factor kept in mind in planning the course. Thirty-two credits
are required for graduation, fourteen of which are left to the pupil's choice.


English is the most important course offered in the high school. Ninety-
five per cent, of the failures in high school work is due to the inability to
read English correctly, forcibly, and effectively. It is the aim of the de-
partment to make English practical, and to establish, as far as it is possible
for the school to do so, the habit of correct writing and speaking. Rhetoric
and composition, together with a constant review of Grammar are empha-
sized throughout the course. Literature is studied to serve as models for
forms of discourse, to enlarge the vocabulary, and help the pupil enjoy our
best literature. The rhetoric work is based on Thomas and Howe's Com-
position and Rhetoric ; the work in American literature is based on New-
comer's American Literature: in English literature, Halleck is used.


The two foreign languages studied in the high school are Latin and

German. Students are required to pursue one of the two. Four years of

each are offered, but a student may graduate with the minimum require-
ment of two years' work.


The study of the Latin language is of inestimable value in cultivating
the habits of accuracy of expression and thought. Xo subject in the high
school course, with the probable exception of mathematics, has the power
of overcoming careless ami slovenly thought habits as Latin. Again the
clear and effective interpretation of English literature requires an extensive
use of Latin words and roots. For this reason Latin becomes a practical
subject. First year work is based on Bennett's First Year Latin. Caesar's
Gallic Wars, Cicero's Orations, and Virgil's Aeneid together with Com-
position furnish the basis for the last year's work.


As a language study in the high school, what is true of Latin may be
said of German. In addition, it mav be said that inasmuch as German is a

modern language study, the acquirement of a speaking knowledge of it is
of great importance. Hence the conversational method of instruction is
used extensively. The course as carried out for the year 1910-1911 has con-
sisted of first, third and fourth years. The work of the first year has been
based on Harris' German Lessons and Bacon's Im Vaterland ; of the third
year on Thomas' German Grammar, Storm's Immensee and Schiller's William
Tell; and of the fourth year on the German Classics — Goethe's Iphegenie
ant Tauris, Lessing's Minna von I'arnhelm and Scheffel's Trompeter von


History properly taught is a most important factor in the development
of the mind and character of our youth. It enables them to obtain a com-
prehensive idea of the past and thereby form accurate conceptions of the
present. An intelligent understanding of our institutions should be a part
of the educational equipment of every boy and girl: and because of this we
believe the study of history should hold an important place in the school
curriculum. It is believed that the following- course will not only measure
up to the college entrance requirements, but will also give the student who
stops with the high school a broad and comprehensive view of life, with
some power at least to judge rightly of the future in its many aspects.

In the first year Ancient History is studied, covering the field of history
from the earliest times to the year 800 A. D. The major work is placed on
the study of Greece and Rome. Modern History is studied in the second
year. It covers the work from 800 A. D. to present time. The age of
Feudalism, the Crusades, the Renaissance are considered, and Christianity
in its relation to the movement for free government receives careful attention.
The course in English History is planned to give the pupil a broader view
ol the sources of our own institutions and thereby enable the student to better
understand United States history. This course is offered in the third year.
In the fourth year the time is devoted to the study of American History and
Civil Government. Much attention is given to the study of our political
institutions in their adaptations to present social and economic conditions.


The mathematics offered in the high school comprises three half-years
of algebra, three of geometry, and one of commercial arithmetic. The stu-
dent of mathematics must acquire a certain minimum amount of knowledge
of mathematics as a fundamental working basis. This is necessary for the
continuance of the subject of mathematics , for the study of the allied
sciences, and for the requirements of college entrance. The study of mathe-
matics aims to do more than this. It furnishes exact assumptions from
which unquestionable conclusions can be reached by strictly logical pro-
cesses. Along with the habits of correct thinking and reasoning, the stu-


(Hbr iFarultg

Behold our great Faculty, so staid and so wise,
Whose dignified frowns fill us quite with surprise.
Their knowledge appalls us; their scowls scare us stiff;
That they ever were children, is surely a myth.

They expect you to sit with your nose in a hook,
Nor will they allow you to send even a look
To that sweet little darling, just three seats away;
If you do, why of course, there's deportment to pay.

And deportment has value, as perhaps you may know,

And it pays you to keep it. nor allow it to grow.

For in growing, you see. it can only grow less,

Then exemptions are gone and Exams, make you guess.

Did you think you might smile? Oh, don't be so bold!
For a look you will get that will make you turn cold.
Yes. the joke may he funny, and your sides be right sore.
But. "School is for work!" comes the faculty's roar.

Perhaps it's a note that you have in your sleeve.

And as you pass down the aisle you are planning to leave

It right there on her desk, in a free careless way.

If the Faculty sees you, your plan's gone "agley."

Or. perhaps, in the class-room you think you can pass
Just one word or two with some good lad or lass:
But behold, from the class you are quickly dismissed,
Then a conference that's private you must humbly enlist.

Or the day may be beaming with sunshine and fun
And you plan, all so nice, a good "grind" you will run.
A game at the Lake will furnish the ruse;
< If course mamma and papa will write the excuse.

But Monday dawns blue and grows bluer for you.
When you learn an excuse will n'er pull you through.
That for the whistle you blew on Friday so gay,
( )n Monday with the sweat of your brow you must pay.

Now, we'll look at this crowd, who so unfeeling can lie;
Whose chief aim in life is to squelch you and me;
Who never were children, and never loved fun ;
Whose faces would crack, should a smile o'er them run.

The leader is called plain Mr. Flatt.

But don't you forget it, he knows where he's at.

You may think you can dodge him but you better not try.

For you can't get around him or escape his quick eye.

L. T. PLATT, Superintendent,





Perhaps it's down stairs that you lightly would trip.

Three steps at a time, and the final long dip ;

But there at the foot you receive just a sign,

You return to the top, to descend, one step at a time.

Or perhaps it is up. three or four packed abreast.
You are passing with many a joke and a jest ;
At the top you are met with a quizzical smile.
And you return to the bottom, to come up single file.

One day, you remember, you loitered around.

The bell had stopped ringing, and the gong would soon sound ;

To avoid being tardy you took a big hike

Across the green campus, there was no one in sight.

And then you recall how dead beat you did feel

When you were frankly reminded 'twas not a square deal;

And your steps you retraced quite sad and alone,

To reach the old School House by a path made of stone.

In class, I can tell you. he just makes things hum ;
No lessons come there that are much on the bum.
Your eyes are wide open, and attention you pay.
You mind your p's and q's that period each da v.

< Irder is his motto and order's what he's got;
There's not the least distinction, whether high or low your lot.
School was made for work, he says, and never was for play;
You've got to keep a hustling if in life you'd make your way.

Oh. he's a man of business and he can fill the bill :
We've never had one like him. and I guess we never will.
So we'll just keep him on, forever and a day,
As long as we're in High School and he'll consent to stay.

The man who's next in power is Weldy, Mr. John,

And he's a hummer, too, to teach you right from wrong.

Of course he's cross and crabbed, that's the boss's right:

But he keeps you straight and going with all your main and might.

He's a man of action with books and tools as well;

He's furnished all the school house with something- pretty swell.

The laboratory's splendid with its tables bright and new.

And cupboards all divided in sections through and through.

In the assembly room you've noticed our cases tall and grand.
And in the center, just between them, the nobby little stand
For dictionaries numerous, of Webster and his tribe,
And magazines and papers and lots of things besides.


English and Latin.

Mr. Weldy made them and placed them neatly there.
And they give our little school room quite an aristocratic air.
Perhaps, in the distant future, some knowledge he will impart —
Of keeping books in order with just a touch of art.

He teaches only Seniors but they always call him swell.
And I guess he is, just judging from the awful dreadful smell
That meets a fellow daily at the laboratory door.
Of Chemistry and Physics ami other scents galore.

So he*s another member we'd like to keep a while,

To organize the business and keep affairs in style ;

Then if you want your records, about your Senior year.

You'll know just where to find them and they'll be stated clear.

Mrs. Fairfield's our artist, our teacher, our friend;

And our work has been good from beginning to end.

We've drawn, sketched, and painted, and cartooned, too, a bit.

We've made many a skillful picture that our teachers well would fit

Sometimes we're rather naughty, like lots of other folks.
You see, those Freshies' greenness makes might}' funny jokes;
And when we laugh and giggle as we simply feel we must,
Or something that's inside us is just a goi.ig to bust.

Why, Mrs. Fairfield scolds us, as we know a teacher ought —
She says we are more dreadful than she ever would have thought,
And if we're not more quiet she'll put it on our cards,
\nd then sue just forgives us, and we're the best of pards.

Rut if you think we're idle and haven't labored hard and long,
Just look this Annual over and then you'll find you're wrong.
For every single drawing in it belongs to High. School Art,
And nearly every pupil has had some little part

We're mighty proud. I tell you. of this our small display.
(Our teacher knows we're grateful for guidance all the way.)
But should you be offended at anything we've done,
We ask you to forgive us, and take it all in fun.

Miss Fertich teaches music, and she can teach it well,

( ):i every Friday morning our chorus chimes do swell

So clear, and loud, and certain that all the glorious sound

Makes the little children speechless ami holds them quite spell-bound.

Those who take the subject do surely get a rap
At sharps and fiats and rests and beats anil every little tap
Thai goes to make up music, clear through from A to Z,
With instruments and masters whose names are Greek to me.

German and Supervisor of Music.

Supervisor of Drawing.

That she's a general favorite 'tis easy enough to guess,
There's always pupils 'round her, a dozen more or less;
All years are represented in this admiring train.
But. perhaps, the little Freshies are found there in the main.

?.iiss Caste] just came such a short time ago
That we're hardly acquainted and her faults we don't know.
Perhaps she may have them hut they're hard things to find,
And since we can't see them, we'll not trouble our mind.

She teaches Sophomore Latin and 1 guess she's hard enough;
We hear a lot of thinkers groan, "(lee! hut Caesar's tough."
And Juniors, too. are weeping because their grades are low.
Now. don't they wish they'd studied, a year or so ago!

But now just let me tell you 'tis Seniors love her best;

She doesn't try to kill you or break your quiet rest

With Chaucer's tales and Shakespeare and all that other dope,

Until for you to graduate, there's scarcely any hope.

My thought was of Miss Evans, and say. but she's a fright:
She'd surely keep you going both morning, noon and night.
With Literature and writing of themes and letters long.
And poems of Thanksgiving and man}- another song.

Your work that's late is zero, to talk is of no use
Unless you'r sick or dead, and then you must have an excuse.
"To be prompt is your education," she says with a sour smile;
And you wonder if education is all in life that's worth while.

Of course we're growing better, we can see it day by day,

But we wish our education could come in an easier way.

But as graduation nears us. perhaps the message will come

"The task was hard , you've conquered , receive the good 'Well done.

Xow here's the man of banquets and all things good to eat,
And he's the jolliest fellow you'd ever want to meet.
His name is Mr. Letts, as you possibly may have heard.
He's big and tall and brawny, and if he should speak the word.

You'd just "skidoo," I tell you, as fast as ever you could;
Of course he'd never touch you. but if he ever should
There wouldn't be a frazzle left to tell that sad, sad story
Of how that wicked Junior was started off to glory.

He teaches all the history, and say. but he's the stuff;
With news reports and law class. I guess he does enough.
And you bet you he can orate, you just should hear him roar.
His voice would beat Dan Webster's, and reach ten blocks or more.

We're mighty glad he's with us for at least another year

Because to see his smiling face just fills you up with cheer:

No matter where you meet him, his hat he'll always doff,

But the smile will remain forever the same: it simply won't come off.

Last, but not least, we'll have you understand

Cnmes Mr. Shick. the baby, but gracious sake o'land !
How he dues pound it to you. Freshman, Juniors, all.
He never heard of mercy or mercy's gentle call.

He's stern and strict and serious and never wears a smile,
You've got to watch your turn and take it. he'll give no second trial.
But never mind, he's dandy and he's got his business fine
And we're getting Mathematics to every curve and sign.

But of course he's going to leave us. that's always just the way,
When we really get a teacher, we can't cough up the pay.
In basket-ball he's "scrum.'' the best that can be found:
With him you'd see us star in all the country 'round.

Of love and all its riddles he knows an awful sight:
And notes of all description he figures out just right.
No matter what the symbols you might adopt and use,
He simply says. "Well, Meyers, I'll read it if you choose."

When he's gone we'll miss him as many another will.
Next year, how many maidens will hold his memory still
As lovingly and tender as if he still were theirs:
For one. how very lonely the hall-way and the stairs!

Since now my story's ended, what do you suppose!
My mind has greatly altered on coming near the close.
I find this bunch of teachers not near so cross and mean
As when I started writing. I tried to make them seem.

I've observed they're always busy and now 1 plainly see
They're working every minute to help just you and me.
They want us to be noble, to be true and honor bright
That our victories may he glorious in life's lung strenuous fight.

And now, dear teachers, truly, I'll tell you what we'll do.
We'll make an honest effort to have your dreams come true.
We'll stick to school and study, we'll fight for the good square deal,
And whatever our work, we'll do it with all our might and zeal.

Now here's to you in the future, when you're scattered far and wide
May God protect and keep you and ever be your guide.
And here's success to crown you : we couldn't offer less
To those who know not failure: The Faculty of A. H. S.

SEN 10

^nttnr (Elass


President Clifton Freligh

Vice President Aria Pence

Secretary Mabel Fast

Treasurer Alda Weir

Valedictorian Warner Woodring

Salutatorian Wilnia Coy

Historian Florence Gilmore

Poet Muriel Watkins

Prophet Clela Omstead


Impossible is un-American.

Colors Flower

Red and White Red and White Rose


Bizzle! Dazzle! Bizzle! Dazzle!
Biff! Boom! Bah!
Seniors! Seniors!
Rah! Rah! Rah!


May 5, 1892

Wava came to us in our Senior year
from LaGrange, where she graduated in the
class of 1910. to complete a longer course in
our High School. Her home is in Flint, Ind.

"For her knight was a Junior lad."


March 18, 1893

Like all other good people, Enola has
her troubles ; but the troubles of "the tender
teens" cannot affect a sunny disposition like

"Not so happy, yet much happier."

* * * * *


Jan. 29, 1894

Ralph the Quiet, hailed us from Pleas-
ant Lake this year. He is a natural business
rnaji, which is shown by the fact that he
used to run a store at the Lake.

"He had a rustic, woodland air.
And he was wildly clad."


Feb. 18, 1893

Aria is so small that she has had her
heart broken several times, but it seems to
be getting better now.

"There was a time when I was very small."


Feb. 14, 1894

Lois is a general favorite and a good
student. Indeed, the class in Physics seems
to abound in good students, and Lois is not
an exception.

'•E'en yet in Virgil I

lid scan or spell.


Clifton is a representative of the
west and a retired broncho-buster.
favorite past-time is farming.



'No one-
Or dra

could quicker pitch a ton,
v a furrow straighter."


April 22. 1893

During the two years Clela has been
with us, her only mission has been to be
good and make others do the same. She has
the faculty of making everybody happy.

"She has a voice of gladness, and a smile
And eloquence of beauty."




Joyce is as happy and free as a bird —
most of the time. The rest of the time, she
is just as happy but not quite so free. Her
specialty is piano duets.

"Above the crowd.
On upward wings I would but soar."


Feb. 21, 1893

Mabel drives to school every day from
r home in the country. Her specialty is
eaking the hearts of curly headed Junior

"The gentleness and love and trust
Prevail o'er wave and angry gust."


Oct. 23, 1891

It is said tint a great deal of the stil-
t's knowledge depends upon a good
:her. Xola will be wise for she has a
y good one.

"What ever the theme, the maiden sang
As if her song could have no ending."


Leighton was formerly

[3. 1893

rocery clerk.

>w meddling


but he has reformed and is no
with music. He is our most a
clarinet player.

"The man who hath no music in himself
Is fit for treasons. s\rategems, and spoils




Alta is another of our popular heart-
ikers. Her conquests are frequent and
furious. At present she is doing better.
"Fair was she to behold — that maiden cf
seventeen summers."

Jan. is, 1893

nodel student in the school
somewhat addicted to so-
:ietv habits out of school.


Wilma is a
room, but she i

' 'Twas throwing words away; for still
The little maid would have her will."

NEVA DEWEY .May 30, 1894

Who dotes upon parties in the country
where they play forfeit games.

"Therefore I tell it; or maybe,
Simply because it pleases me."


August 8, 1893

( )ur handsome business manager is a
jasket-ball player, a base-ball enthusiast,
ind one of the most popular young men in

'He'd s
All WE

irked it with full twenty gals,
he couldn't love 'em."




Pearl is not very fond of social stunts,
but she does like surprise parties on her
friends in the country ; and best of all the
long: drives home.


and stout and round about.


April 15, 1893

Okel is our tallest brunette. By her ex-
ample and force of character, she keeps un-
ruly students down to earth. When she has
work to do, she does it.

"If you would have a thing well done.
you must do it, yourself."



Lois has always been one of the moving
spirits of the class. She is noted for pa-
tience and good humor. No one has ever
seen her fretful or discouraged.

"She has two eyes, so soft and brown —
Take care!"


Warner is our most diligent and per-
severing student. He has never failed in
anything he has undertaken.

"Ah, me! how weak a thing the heart


Oct. 15, 1892

Alda signed a pledge at the beginning
of the year not to whisper and write notes.
She has done very well for a girl of her
blithesome disposition.

'She spoke not a
to her work.

■ord. but went straight





Muriel has the reputation of being nice
to everybody, but more especially to a hand-

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