The Owl, Vol. II, 1922

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The Owl
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The Owl

Vol. II, 1922


Sunbury High School
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Fly far and wide, little Owl, fly.

Spreading Sunbury High School's fame;

And may every one receive you

In the spirit in which you came.
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This edition of The Owl

is respectfully dedicated

to the teachers of the

Sunbury [word 'High' crossed out] School.
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To the Patrons and Friends of the School and Readers of the Owl

In behalf of the teachers of the Sunbury Public Schools I wish to thank

you for the many kindnesses you have rendered toward your school and mine during

the past school year. Without your co-operation we could not have done the many

things we have succeeded to do. We have, with your help, made this school stand

well in this community and high in the esteem of the other schools in this and

other counties and well recommended by the State Department of Public Instruction.

Our pupils have enjoyed a pleasant year. Their fellowship has been

very close and the splendid co-operation of teacher and pupil has made this year's

social life amiable. Contact with good teachers makes the elements of education

real. The Sunbury teachers are devoted men and women whose lives are given to the

task of helping boys and girls realize their highest possibilities. They aim

to teach preparation for service. Their purpose, ideals, and motives are distinctly

Christian. Their high standards of scholarship, their interest in health,

social and recreational activities help to make the Sunbury boys and girls what we

would like to have them.

Our school system does not narrow to any one-sided course or pursuit,

but endeavors to broaden its possibilities in so far as expansion is co-extensive

with good pedagogy.

Each department of our school is not forgetful of their weekly or

daily religious services. The first six grades hold their services in their

respective rooms, while the grammar grades and the high school hold their

Chapel service together regularly on Wednesday of each week. This service is

frequently honored by some local or foreign visitor who speaks on current topics

of interest and shares with the students the inspiration gained through experience.

In order that the pupils may be stimulated in Literary Art the Sunbury

Board of Education regularly employees a teacher in Public Speaking and Expression.

The work of this teacher is required in the first six grades and is made elective

in the upper six. Much interest is taken in this work and a marked improvement in

expression is noticed among the students. Each pupil is given an opportunity to

appear in public at least once during the school year. November the twenty-third

the public had an opportunity to hear the lower grades in an appropriate program

rendered at the Opera House. While the grammar grades proved themselves capable

of pleasing the parents and patrons of the school in a patriotic program given

February the Twenty-fourth.

The high school regularly maintains its literary societies, the Athenian

and Philomathean. Each fall the freshman class is by lot divided into the above

mentioned societies. Separate meetings are held monthly at 7:30 o'clock P.M. in

the school building, where the public is cordially invited. Here the students are

trained in conducting business meetings and are drilled in oration, essay and debate

and other numbers of literary nature. Often times after the program a social time

is enjoyed in the basement of the building where teacher and pupil become better

acquainted and enjoy themselves together. In the spring a literary contest is held

between the societies where much interest is displayed. Our high school trains an

affirmative and a negative debating team, which meet similar teams from other high

schools in Delaware county in friendly debate. We also furnish an orator in the

County High School Oratorical Contest.

Freehand drawing and landscape painting is taught in the first eight

grades. Much interest has been created and the teachers report work well done and

much accomplished.

Music has made much progress in our schools. The lower grades are taught

by their teachers, while the upper grades are supervised by Mr. Neilson. The high

school orchestra and glee club have done exceedingly well, and have furnished

musical enjoyment at most of the school's public programs, and during Chapel. Now

and then they render a public program. They will furnish the music at the

baccalaureate and commencement exercises.

Although athletics are secondary in our school we think them necessary.

We try to develop winning teams, but to win at any price is not our aim. Our boys

and girls have won one bronze, one silver and two gold medals in athletic contests

within the last year. And the girls track team has held the silver loving cup of

the Delaware County Athletic Association as a prize won at the track meets in 1921

and 1922.

We encourage the moral, mental, physical and social aspects of our

school life and try not overemphasize any one of them to the utter lack or

destruction of the other. We believe in a system that will be all round and

one that will be adapted to the needs of the community in which we live.

We invite you to the school. We solicite the hearty co-operation

of citizen, patron and alumnus. We believe that where there is union there

is strength. A word now and then of constructive criticism and encouragement

will make your school and mine bigger and better.

So with best wishes to all we bid you farewell. ASA C. MYERS, Supt.

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Top row, from left to right-Mabel Wolfe, William Whitney, Russell Pickering, Edna

A'Neal, Leota Domigan, Gerald Crowl, Craig Hicks, Marie Williams

Bottom row,from left to right-Melton Rogers, Ellsworth Meeker, Paul Miller, Sterling

Beaver, Walter Carpenter
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THE OWL seven


The Sunbury school grounds contain about three acres, which furnish a

baseball diamond, a basketball field, a tennis court and ample space for other

school sports.

The building is located at the south-west corner of the school grounds

among fifty-six shade trees. There is a very good cement walk leading from

Harrison street to the building. A beautiful privet hedge lines the walk.

Although one of the oldest school buildings in the county it is not old

from general appearance, but is fast growing out of date for lack of adequate

recitation and study space. Every available place is being used. Three

rooms in the basement are used for Domestic Science, Manual Training and

Science. Five rooms are used on the first floor for the first six grades, the

library and office. And four rooms on the second floor are used for the Gram-

mar Grades and the High School.

The time is not far distant when this building will either have to be re-

placed by a new one or given over to the grades and a modern structure

erected elsewhere for high school purposes.
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eight THE OWL


The illustrious class of 1922 began their eventful sojourn through the

Sunbury High School in September, 1918. When we climbed the historic

stairs to the large Assembly Room it was with nervous and lagging steps.

But when we beheld many other unfortunate "Freshies" who were from the

surrounding townships and greener yet than we, we took courage and re-

solved to stay.

A meeting was held the first week of school and the following officers

were elected: Leota Domigan, President; William Whitney, Vice-President;

and Mary Brookins, Secretary. As the days rolled by we received our share

of hazing, but nevertheless we proceeded to acquire laurels by diligent study.

In September, 1919, when the Sophomore Class collected, it was to our

sad disappointment to find that our number was reduced to seventeen. But

we proceeded to make the best of the affair and elected William Whitney,

President; Walter Carpenter, Vice-President, and Sterling Beaver, Secre-

tary and Treasurer. The crowning event of the year was the reception we

gave the Freshmen in the basement of our school building. It was a great

success and it has been a custom since then for the Sophomore Class to give

a reception for the Freshmen.

In our Junior year our number was reduced to fourteen, but they were

the old stand-bys and we proceeded to elect Gerald Crowl, President; Ells-

worth Meeker, Vice-President; Walter Carpenter, Secretary and Treasurer.

We gave a class play at the K.P. Opera House in the latter part of April,

which was a great success. During this year the President called a special

meeting at which time our motto was changed to "Out of School Life into

Life's School." The greatest of our achievements was the successful han-

dling of the Junior-Senior banquet--a success from start to finish due to the

natural ability of the Juniors.

At an early meeting in the Senior Year, we bestowed upon Walter Car-

penter the honorable office of President of the Senior Class, also elected Ells-

worth Meeker, Vice-President, and William Whitney, Secretary and Treas-

urer. The Senior Class is very well represented in all the Athletic Events

and in the Literary Work.

Our class rings are very artistic, and of our own designing, having our

class colors gold and blue on the ring, which is something new.

One of our last and most enjoyable events of the year was the Junior-

Senior Banquet given in our honor and the Commencement in which but

fourteen participated.

This ends the history of the class of '22 and in passing from the confines

of good old S.H.S. we pause to extend heartiest thanks to the Faculty and

congratulations to the classes following us in the hope that they may attain

loftier standards and ideals than we were able to attain.

We are proud to say that it was in S.H.S. that we were prepared to cope

with the problems of the world which we are to face.

We turn our backs reluctantly on the High School where we are now

numbered among the Alumni.

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Senior Class President 4th year

Treasurer of Class 3rd year

Vice-President of Class 2nd year

Business Manager of Owl 4th year

Treasurer of Philomathean Literary Society

4th year


Treasurer Philomathean Literary Society,

3rd and 4th years

Vice-President of Class, 3rd and 4th years

Treasurer Athletic Association, 3rd year.

Played on Basketball team 3rd and 4th years

Played on Baseball team 2nd, 3rd, and 4th


On Debating Team 4th year


President of High School 4th year

President of Athenian Literary Society 4th


Secretary of Class 4th year

Assistant Editor of the Owl 4th year

Played on Basketball team 3rd year

On Debating team 3rd year

President of Class 2nd year

Orchestra 4th year


Marengo High School 1st and 2nd years

Class Poet 4th year

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Vice-President Athenian Literary Society

4th year

Cheer Leader 4th year

On Debating Team 3rd and 4th years

Track Manager 3rd year

Editor-in-Chief of Owl 4th year

[photo] RUTH DAVIS

Music 1st, 2nd, 4th years

Class Reporter of the Owl, 4th year



Treasurer of Class 3rd year

Secretary of Athenian Literary Society 4th


Music 1st, 3rd, and 4th years

Played on Basketball team 2nd, 3rd, 4th years

Played on Baseball team 2nd, 3rd, 4th years

Track 3rd and 4th years

Assistant Subscription Manager of the Owl

4th year


President of Class 1st year

Played on Basketball team 1st, 2nd, 3rd and

4th years

Alumni Editor of the Owl 4th year

Music 4th year



Art Editor of the Owl 4th year

Played on Basketball team 2nd, 3rd--Capt.,

4th years

Played on Baseball Team 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th


Track 3rd and 4th years

On Debating team 4th year

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Oratory 3rd year

On Debating team 3rd year

Secretary of High School 4th year



Class Treasurer 2nd year

Subscription Manager of the Owl 4th year



Vice-President of High School 4th year

Music 3rd and 4th years

Played on Basketball team 3rd and 4th years

Played on Baseball team 3rd year

Assistant Business Manager of the Owl 4th


On Debating team 3rd year


Played on Basketball team 3rd and 4th years

Track 3rd year



Centurburg High School, three years

Track 4th year

Basketball 4th year
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twelve THE OWL


I am the prophet of Gren, And be so pleased with the western

From my window high in my tower He will get a cowgirl for a wife.

I can see the fates of all men, Taffy Domigan will be a farmer's wife

From their birth to their dying hour. And have to milk the cow,

O'er the broad field of life I can see, But she will like the country life

From the tramp to the man on the Much more than she does now.

There's a class at Sunbury High School Gerald Crowl doesn't like English Lit.

Wants to know its fortune kind or And he doesn't like to figger,

So if each of the class will come here But with pick and shovel make a hit,

I will tell what his future will be. So makes a fine grave digger.

Do not wait and stand back for fear To Rome Corners Ellsworth Meeker
will go,

For I tell the truth and it's free. And become Chief Constable there.

The first to inquire is Squire Grey He will make the autos run slow,

Who comes to school in a fliver Coupe. And he won't even let people swear.

A Lecturer he will try to be, Ruth Davis will be a stenographer,

But become a conductor on the C.A.&C. And punch a typewriter all the long day,

Mutt Rogers will put his savings Till a butcher falls in love with her,

In a good ole Missouri mule, And with him she'll run away.

But when he learns its ravings, Bill Whitney will be a bandit

He will start a dancing school. And go to Mexico,

Doc Carpenter, the President of Class But soon get caught and in prison sit,

Who gets his lessons first rate, For a couple of years or so.

Will join a Red Cross ship Frances McCormick will marry an

And become chief surgeon's mate. And wear a bracelet of diamond and

Olive Scott will be a suffragette But she will leave him soon

Or try a hand in politics, And look for another honeymoon.

And take any office she can get Dutch Cring will build in Condit Town

From the men, by various tricks. A shoe repairing shop,

Craig Hicks is ambitious to be And live quite well the year aroun'

Manager of a gum factory, On crackers, cheese and pop.

But he will chew so much that the --As for the future of the Prophet of Gren,
business won't pay,

So will otherwise make a living by Tell me, please, anyone who can.
pitching hay.

Pete Beaver will go out West PAUL MILLER, '22
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Through four short annums we now have traveled,

Our future is soon to be unraveled.

As o'er our lessons we have pondered

Our minds have oft to the future wandered.

In our Athletics we often excel

But life has taught us defeats as well.

But these things tend to make us stronger,

So we will dwell on them no longer.

"Out of school life, into life's school"

Which is our motto; to us is a rule,

We all look forward to success,

This, nothing more, nothing less.

As Freshmen we numbered thirty-five,

As a class of fourteen we now thrive,

Each struggling to maintain

Some honor for our High School's gain.

We bid farewell to teachers dear

For we have finished our work here.

Schoolmates we ne'er will forget you,

As o'er this world we wander through.

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Top row, from left to right-Arline Cochran, Allan Fisher, Ralph Clark, Robert Allison, Frank Stelzer, Earl Cline, Allan Cochran, Carl Loar, Helen Stockwell

Bottom Row, from left to right-Mary Brookens, Ella Murphy, Mabel Loar,
Mabel Hill, Geneva Wigton, Edna A'Neal, Janet Rogers, Ruth Spencer, Netta Barton
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In the year of 1919 we were introduced into S.H.S. with the proud title

of Freshmen. We then believed that we had reached the heights of learning.

But lo! Not long had we traveled the road of High School when we saw loom-

ing up in our pathway a hugh mountain. The composition of the rugged por-

tion of this mountain was hard studies, examinations, hazing rules, and the

smooth and bright part was composed of athletics, parties, and all social fa-

fairs. We were all struck dumb with horror, but at last we formed the con-

clusion that we must work and strive for the summit.

Slowly we began the ascent endeavoring to take a firm footing at every

step in order that we would not fall back on dangerous grounds called low

grades. In the beginning all worked diligently but as time swept on and on

the mountain became more rugged, and some became careless and they took

no care in choosing their footing and downward slid, not stopping at one step

but sliding many.

Some seemed to move on with an easy pace. The way seemed free from

obstacles for them, while for others the way was more difficult and blocaded,

but onward we struggled, sometimes slipping a step downward, this inspiring

us to work and study harder for that set goal.

The careless became more careless, indifferent, discouraged, and weary

of heart, and looking up they could see moving forms of the others disappear-

ing far in the distance of high grades.

Many times we were saved from hard and bruising falls by a winding

root or firm shrub projecting from out the side of the cliff or by a ray of light

thrown out by our instructors into our dark and bewildered minds brighten-

ing the shadows there.

At the end of many months of striving we came to our final struggle,

which was to determine whether we were strong enough to reach the first

ledge and be termed Sophomores or remain below. But to our joy a number

of seventeen stood the test and were classed as Sophomores.

We were faint and weary with the struggle which we had maintained,

but here upon the ledge we were to remain for a brief length of time called

vacation. Here we inhaled the pure and invigorating air which strengthened

our bodies and minds for another struggle.

Soon we started on with light hearts all pushing toward the same goal,

which was to gain Junior rank. Onward and upward we strove. This ascent

was not as steep as the preceding one but we kept working, working from

daylight until dark. Often as we passed along we saw the signs "Do not

trespass" which were the laws layed down by our experienced instructors.

These warnings were excellent ones and bade us beware, for if we broke

through into these grounds we were justly punished. Quickly the time sped

onward and soon we all safely mounted the second ledge together, where we

made a stop for a brief period of time.

From this second ledge we see very distinctly the top and how light our

hearts become when we think of the time when we will stand on the highest

point of the mountain and smile as we think we have gained it at last.

But let me not for a moment impress upon your mind that our school life

has been all trials and hardships for much time have we had for our enjoy-

ments, which partly was spent for athletics and we are proud to be able to say

that one of our girl classmates received the highest honors ever presented to

any girl in the county. We are also proud of the fact that one of our boys

received a medal for a worthy feat. We have also indulged in literary work,

parties and all kinds of funmaking.

Now we start on again for the last ledge called Seniors, we are putting

forth every effort as we sincerely believe that it will not be long until we have

reached the long sought for goal. HELEN STOCKWELL, '23

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sixteen THE OWL


We started to Sunbury a merry team

In nineteen hundred and nineteen.

Our band numbered just forty-three,

A worthwhile number don't you see?

We battled and struggled amid the blast,

Striving always to be ahead in our class.

Though often times we failed to succeed

It stirred us on to a worthier deed.

Some were discouraged, gave up in despair,

While the rest struggled on with the greatest of care,

And at the beginning of the following year

Some were held back, we were sorry to hear.

But onward and upward we worked with a will,

Endeavoring with fervor our tasks to fulfill.

At last came our test for the second year,

But our work was successful in spite of our fear.

But now happy Juniors, we, you will find;

And because of our conduct we are sometimes behind,

But with better endeavor we resolve now to strive

To be dignified Seniors, our hope and our pride.

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Top row, from left to right-Oscar Jepsen, Russel A'Neal, Russel Pickering,

Edward Mathews, Van Hoover, Packard Schneider

Middle row, from left to right-Viola Utley, Jessie Walker, Helen Little,

Mabel Wolfe, Velda Walker, Angeline Stanforth, Erma Anderson,

Lillian Searles, Janet Culver, Almeda Buckingham

Bottom row, from left to right-Madaline Allison, Virginia Frye, Grace Cring,

Ersul Farris, Mable Cochran, Margaret Barton, Marie Williams, Nora White
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On the first Monday in September, 1920, we began our career at S.H.S.

as Freshmen. There were thirty-five of us and all were a little shy and

silently took the jokes which were thrust at us by the upper classmen. The

first thing of any importance was the Welcome Party given us by the Sopho-

more. We were initiated at that party and when we returned home nearly

every one was thinking "Some one is always taking the joy out of life," but

that thought was never spoken.

Several members of the class were on the Girls Basketball Team and two

or three were on the Track Team.

All were in great fear of the examinations but when they were over most

of us passed to the dignified rank of Sophomores, although a few found it too

hard to make a grade of 75% and remained in the Freshman Class.

In September, 1921, twenty-eight again made their appearance at S.H.S.

but now we were Sophomores and no longer feared the taunts of the other

classes. We had the satisfaction of initiating the "Little Freshies" this year

and held a party in their honor. Before Christmas the four classes had been

selling Christmas Seals and the "Freshies" sold more than we did, so to

satisfy them, we, together with the Seniors, gave a party at the schoolhouse

in honor of the Juniors and Freshmen. When the time to return home came

all were loath to go but when we did the vote that we had had a good time was


At the beginning of the second semester some of us attempted Geometry,

but goodness! Our smiles faded from our faces and perplexing looks began

to take their place. But we are all striving, ever striving to reach our goal

and become Juniors.

This is our history as Freshmen and Sophomores, but as Juniors and

Seniors we expect to become more brilliant and to wear even wiser looks than

we do now and we shall always have with us our motto "Hard work brings




One time I got to thinking of the way we Sophomores have spent our time,

On the humdrum work of studying, and the tasks that never end.

So I counted up the minutes, and the answer made me blink;

I found we spent one hour in five merely trying to think.

And so we got to hating the dull things we had to do,

School doesn't seem worth a snap, with the Sophomores so blue,

For we would stand there working problems, in a mood as black as ink,

Till teacher called the class to order, just merely trying to think.

And then as we sat thinking we could look away so far,

Passed the meadows to the woodland, where the red wood lilies are,

And in fancy we could wander down the blossom bordered stream,

And our hated tasks we finished, when we came back from our dream.

And now it isn't drudging, and the reason is, we think,

That the Sophomores have discovered the importance of ink.

And now we hardly ever think, for we write things with a smile,

And take time each day to dream, a little dream once in awhile.

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Top row, from left to right--Owen Meredith, Georgie Walker, Louis Duckworth,

Nelson Laughery, Herbert Dearing, Howard Cring, Deane Barker, Harold White,

Arlo Searles, Virgil Blaine, Percy Downing, William Lee, Arthur A'Neal

Middle row, from left to right--Lawrence Callahan, Stanley Strosnider, Damon Ross,

Frank Van Auken, Russel Weiss, Harlan Williamson, Raymond Jennings, John Comstock,

Noah Green, Ralph Piper, Boyd Hoskingson, Walter Weiser

Bottom row, from left to right--Laura Vermillion, Mary Snavely, Mathilda Longshore,

Ethel Matthews, Lena Bonham, Anna Mae Meeker, Mildred Lahmon, Helen Morris,

Edna Comstock, Bunice Vermillion, Virginia Strosnider, Frances Perfect
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twenty THE OWL


We the Class of '25 have not as yet much history to relate, but all hope to

have their names enrolled before our four years of high school life have

passed. We entered the High School on Sept. 5, 1921, greeted by the happy

cheers and jibes of the upper classmen and our friends-to-be.

All started out to have a good time, thinking it was a joke to drop from

nine subjects to four. It did not take long however, for most of us to realize

our mistake and start to work with the resolve to make good.

After three weeks of hard study the Sophomores gave an initiation party

in our honor. It was held in the basement of the School Building and every

one turned out to have a good time, also to enjoy the refreshments. Every

one was then properly and some painfully initiated. Then we were really and

truly Freshmen and Oh, what a "grand and glorious feel" it was.

As we were then Freshmen proper a meeting was held to organize the

class and elect officers, and choose our class colors. Ralph Piper was elected

President; Bunice Vermillion, Vice-President; Helen Morris, Secretary, and

Kenneth Roof, Treasurer, with Raymond Jennings, Sergeant-at-Arms. A

vote was then taken on the class colors and purple and gold were chosen. Gold

the conquering hue of the sun and purple to represent royalty.

What a grand thing it would be if the forty that started in as Freshmen

and chose those colors to represent them through their high school course,

could graduate under them in the Spring of '25 and know that they had won

a great victory. They would then enter upon the broad plain of life with those

inspiring colors ever before their eyes as a guide, and a new resolution to win

the greater battle before them, even as they had won that other battle which

had started in the Assembly Room of the Sunbury High School on Sept.

5th, 1921.



'Twas in the Fall of 'twenty-one,

As a Freshman class they had just begun,

They came to old S. H. S. and they

Will be remembered for many a day.

They entered school some forty strong,

and showed the Sophomores that they were wrong

In thinking Freshmen were all green

And never should be heard nor seen.

And in the classroom it was found,

As well as on the athletic ground,

That Freshmen were the ones to shine,

And take the honors every time.

Though Freshmen come and Freshmen go,

The time will never come, I know,

When you will find a class more alive

Than the famous class of 'twenty-five.


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THE OWL twenty-one


Faithful and true hearted,

Let us cheer our dear "Old High,"

We revere her and defend her,

And her colors proudly fly;

We will stand for her united,

Of her deeds we gladly tell,

Her colors streaming, Glad faces beaming,

So here's a cheer for her that we all love so well.


Joyous and ever loyal,

Let us boost for our "Old High,"

Let ev'ry heart sing,

Let ev'ry voice ring,

There's no time to grieve or sigh;

It's ever onward, our course pursuing,

May defeat ne'er our ardor cool,

But, united, we will boost for her,

Our Old High School.

Honors she has taken,

On the track and with the ball,

May she always rank the highest,

May her colors never fail;

There's no other that can match her,

When her team is on the field,

Her boys the fleetest, her girls the sweetest,

Then here's a cheer for her, for her who ne'er will yield.


Hear the echo prolong See the look in our eye:

While we're singing our song; Hear the chorus we cry:

"We're out to win! "We're out to win!

We're out to win! We're out to win!

We're out to win today!" We're out to win today!"

See them shiver and shake! Sing it over again!

See them quiver and quake! All together again!

We're out to win! We're out to win!

We're out to win! We're out to win!

We're out to win today! We're out to win today!


We're out to win!

No matter what's before us.

We're out to win!

O hear the mighty chorus!

We're out to win!

The signs are right today!

O see our grim determination as we say,

"We're out to win!"

We're out to win!

No matter what's before us.

We're out to win!

O hear the mighty chorus!

We're out to win!

The signs are right today!

We're out to win!

We're out to win!
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Editor-in-Chief..........................Paul Miller

Assistant Editor-in-Chief................William Whitney

Business Manager.........................Walter Carpenter

Assistant Business Manager...............Craig Hicks

Subscription Manager.....................Sterling Beaver

Assistant Subscription Manager...........Gerald Crowl

Literary Editor..........................Ellsworth Meeker

Art Editor...............................Melton Rogers

Assistant Art Editor.....................Mabel Wolfe

News Editor..............................Russell Pickering

Assistant News Editor....................Marie Williams

Athletic Editor..........................Edna A'Neal

Alumni Editor............................Leota Domigan


We have done our utmost to make this edition of the Owl better than the

last in every respect. We have endeavored to extend its contents to our

present school year eliminating all that was possible concerning activities

previous to that time.

As we are all human we are subject to mistakes. But by the efficient

labor of the Staff, we strove to free our Annual from all mistakes.

We feel that our school is giving you an edition equal to that of much

larger schools and one which you cannot call cheap.

We hope that in future years many Editions will be added to the present

ones and that each one will find itself farther advanced than the latter.


Athletics in Sunbury High, the year of 1922, show a marked success over

those of the past few years.

We had one of the best basketball quintettes ever produced by our school,

and one which deserves much credit. One of its members received the gold

medal at the O.W.U. State Tournament for the highest scoring guard from

villages with a population from 500 to 1500.

We are also able to place a real baseball team on the field, one which will

bring honor in future years, as it is composed of seven first year men.

Our girls were able to participate in the County Championship basket-

ball game. They also brought home the honors from the track meet last

spring. One member of the squad won three events which was sufficient to

obtain a gold medal.

Athletics have been and will be beneficial to our school. It has taken the

place of Physical Training. It has aroused our spirit to the highest point and

has helped to bring honor to Sunbury and Community.


A High School Glee Club and a High School Orchestra were organized.

Mr. Neilson acted as director of both organizations.
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These societies have appeared at most of the Chapel exercises, also have

given public entertainments and on all of the occasions have performed


There is no doubt that the musical organizations of the year are the best

in the history of the Sunbury High School.


This school-year has witnessed increased interest and activity in both

Athenian and Philomathean Literary Societies. Several evening programs

have been given at the school and a contest between the two societies given

at K. of P. Hall was enthusiastically received by old members of the societies,

as well as by the public in general. The support given the officers of the or-

ganization by the pupils has been quite satisfactory.

Education is to fit one to take his place in the world. Knowledge is val-

uable only when translated into action. The society work gives training in

expression, and opportunity for application of knowledge gained in class-

room work.

The only adverse criticisms we have to make of the year's work is that

from a literary standpoint the programs given at the school were of a light

nature. The programs should not necessarily be funerals, but their purpose

should be instructive rather than entertaining.

A thought was expressed in each society this year, that is worth re-

membering this year and possibly the next: Keep on improving, but re-

member there is always room for more improvement. The benefit you

receive from your society is equal to the effort you put into it.



One of the rules Ohio hands down to her first-class high schools is, that

they shall have a library in the school which contains reference on the

various subjects taught.

We are glad to say that the past four years have each seen some im-

provement made in our library. The class of '17 presented the school with

two sectional bookcases, which met the approval of the school inspector and

saved our school from loss of charter.

Last fall the library was moved to the lower floor into the room formerly

used by the Superintendent. Since then Miss Jeffrey, with the assistance of

two boys in the school, has succeeded in indexing the three hundred and fifty

books under the duo-decimal system.

The Encyclopedia which had been in the school for some time was get-

ting out of date, and the new Encyclopedia, the gift of the Class of '21, made

a great addition to the library.

Current news and literature are provided this year by the Ohio State

Journal, Atlantic Monthly, American Magazine, Scientific Review and Amer-

ican Boy. Next year should see some improvement in the care of magazines.

It is progress like this that keeps Sunbury on top!
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Top row, from left to right--Marie Williams, Vergil Blaine

Bottom row, from left to right--Paul Miller, Miss Jeffrey, Coach; Melton Rogers

Speaking to the question, resolved, That The United States should pro-

hibit Immigration to the United States, (territory comprising 48 states) for

a Period of Five Years, Sunbury High Debators won over Ostrander and lost

to Berlin at Berlin, Friday evening, March 31st.

Marie Williams, Melton Rogers, Paul Miller, and Virgil Blaine, alternate,

comprising the affirmative team, met and defeated Ostrander 3 to 0. Both

teams showed that they were well prepared on the subject, and showed

marked ability in presenting their arguments. The outcome was in doubt

until the final decision of the Judges. The Judges were Messrs. Harmont

and Spaulding of Delaware, and Prof. Rosselot of Otterbein.

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Top row, from left to right--Netta Barton, Mabel Wolfe

Bottom row, from left to right--Carl Loar, Miss Jeffrey, Coach; Ellsworth Meeker

The negative team composed of Netta Barton, Carl Loar, Ellsworth

Meeker and Mabel Wolfe, alternate, met the affirmative team of Berlin at

Berlin on the same evening, unaccompanied by a corp of rooters on account

of the debate at home. Substitution was made necessary on our negative

team on account of sickness. Although meeting a number of reverses they

labored diligently on.

The same thing can be said of our negative team and of the team at

Berlin in regard to the preparing and delivery of their speeches as has

been said of the teams mentioned before. The Sunbury team seemed to have

the better arguments but lacked the necessary punch to put them across due

to their short period of training, while Miss Stevens of Berlin won the debate

for her school in her last rebuttal speech, due to her effective style.

The decision of the Judges was read by the Chairman, Attorney C.F.

Meyer, 3-0 in favor of Berlin. The Judges were Messrs. Crist, and J.C. Lara-

son of Delaware and Dr. Snavely of Otterbein.
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On the outskirts of the little town of Clydesville, New York, stood a small

four roomed cottage. At a glance one could tell it was a home where poverty

prevailed, yet there was not a dry leaf or broken stick to mar the tidiness of

the miniature lawn. This was the home of John Henderson, his wife and twin

children, Jimmie and Jennie, who were now ten years of age.

At six o'clock a tall man of apparently fifty years, opened the door of this

little house and with a heavy step entered. Discouragement was apparent by

the weariness of his eyes and in the stoop of his shoulders; but his eyes

brightened somewhat as he caught sight of the curly heads of the twins, who,

as they saw him, sprang up from their play with the joyful cry of "Daddy"

and receiving in turn a hug and a kiss.

"Any success, John?" called the gentle voice of his wife, from the kitch-

en where she was preparing their meager dinner.

"No," the discouraged look was in his eyes again, "and Clara I've about

given up hope of ever getting a position. It seems there are no vacant places

for salesmen. I'm sure I don't know how we are going to meet the rent next

"There, dear, you are just tired. Things will look better in a few days.

See, I've got warm biscuits for dinner." Mrs. Henderson spoke with a voice

that was lighter than her heart.

"And, oh, Daddy," spoke up Jennie's voice excitedly, "Teacher says Jim-

mie and I must each have two new books. Won't that be nice?" but she did

not know that her innocent words caused her father to groan inwardly, and

her mother's heart to sink.

After the children were in their little beds and peacefully sleeping, the

father and mother held a consultation. How could they meet the rent and

pay for the children's books? They were of too proud and fine a nature to

allow Jimmie and Jennie to be without the necessities of the school life; and

they knew the landlord would willingly turn them out if the rent was not paid.

At last Mrs. Henderson said--

"Well, we can sell my prize quilt for at least thirty-five dollars. That

will pay the rent for this month and leave ten dollars for books and clothing for

the children. By next month business will surely pick up."

"I certainly hope so. But wait until Monday and if I do not find anything

by that time, then I'm afraid that altho I am reluctant to do it we shall have

to sell the quilt. If this should be necessary we shall have to replace it with

another and as I saw one advertised among the unclaimed articles at the

Custom House perhaps we can buy that at a low price."

Upon this decision they were agreed, and so on Saturday, as Mr. Hen-

derson was still unemployed, his wife got out her quilt and with a sad heart,

brushed and aired it, bringing out the lights of its richly embroidered colors.

It was indeed a beautiful thing and was famous for the prizes that had been

awarded it; but to Mrs. Henderson it carried thoughts of its maker, her old


The wonderful quilt had not been advertised long, before Mr. Simpson,

the wealthiest man in town bought it as a wedding present for his niece. He

was a kind old gentleman, and knowing the financial circumstances of the

Hendersons, he at once offered them fifty dollars for it. With great thank-

fulness Mrs. Henderson accepted, thinking that surely her cup of blessings

was overflowing. But alas! her happiness was to be shortlived.


She was preparing lunch for just herself and the children as Mr. Hender-

son had gone to the auction, when Jimmie, who was standing near the window
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"Oh, Mother, there's a lot of people coming down the street and they are

carrying some one on a cot. Who do you suppose it is?"

As Mrs. Henderson glanced out of the window she noticed that the men

were looking in the direction of her house anxiously but thinking nothing of

it she resumed her work. Suddenly Jennie cried,

"Mother! Mother! It's our Daddy and he is so white!"

Mrs. Henderson grasped the back of a chair for support. Yes, the men

were stopping at the gate and there was no need questioning to whom that

pallid face belonged. Stumbling she groped her way to the door with the chil-

dren following her, crying hysterically. But before answering the hesitating

knock she turned to the children and said in a voice that she struggled to keep


"Listen children, remember if something has happened to Daddy, you

are Mother's little helpers."

Almost instantly they dried their tears and by this assurance of their

aid she regained her composure somewhat, then opened the door.

It seemed that host of weeping women and grave-faced men swarmed

around that still form. The one, who seemed to be the spokesman, stepped

forward a trifle and coughed twice before he said stammeringly,

"I'm very sorry to have to tell you but--but there--there's something

happened. It's his heart, and--and--"

"Go on," she whispered hoarsely.

"He's dead, ma'am."

Oh, what grief and trouble those words have the power to bring about!

To Mrs. Henderson they brought the commencement of many years of strug-

gle for the livelihood of herself and children. Poverty had not been so hard to

bear when the two had borne it together, but she could not as yet trouble the

merry hearts of the children with her worries. But young as they were they

realized why her eyes were troubled and her face so often careworn, and they

strove to make her life a little happier each day. They longed for an educa-

tion and by working in the summers and on holidays, the twins were able to

go regularly to the village school.

Now we shall turn over the chapters of the lives of the three till seven

years from the day of the unexpected death of Mr. Henderson.

The quilt that he had bought just an hour before his death, had been

brought in unnoticed by a neighbor and was kept by the widow as something

sacred. It was by no means beautiful, but at the sight of it on this day, Mrs.

Henderson's eyes filled with tears. She was replacing it gently in the box

when a young girl of seventeen entered the room and crossed to where her

mother was standing. She laid her arm across the silent woman's shoulders

and touched the quilt reverently and as she did so a sharp rustle of paper at-

tracted her attention. They looked at each other wonderingly.

"Why, Mother, there is a paper inside! What do you suppose it is?

And Look! The quilt seems to have been slit and loosely sewed up. Oh, let's


"Now Jennie you mustn't expect to find a package of love letters or

anything so romantic," smiled her mother teasingly, "But to satisfy our curiosity

I suppose we shall have to look. Get the scissors, dear."

Very much excited Jennie started to reopen the slit in the quilt. She

hoped it would contain something that would lead to an adventure! Or if it was

money, both she and Jimmie could graduate at the same time, she hoped it would be

so, for Jimmie had generously given up the thought of graduating at the same time

as his sister, knowing that they could not afford it. So, eagerly she pulled out

the envelope that was within and tore it open. Then she gave a little cry of


"Oh, Mother, it is nothing but some kind of an old map. Oh why couldn't

it have been something worth while?"

"Perhaps it is, dear, let me see it," and carefully scanning the paper

Mrs. Henderson saw on the reverse side these closely written words.

To the Receiver:--I am bequeathing all my wealth in this crude manner to

the one who buys this quilt. May it be that one who is needy will receive it.

As I have no living

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relatives or friends and am now having what I fear to be my last sickness, I

care little to whom my wealth is given; only let it be known that it was obtained

honestly, for I stumbled upon it while exploring a lonely island about ten years

ago, and I believe it to be a portion of a pirate's hoard. I have in my possession

about ten thousand dollars in gold, silver, and jewels and it is buried under

a block in my cellar. The block can be lifted out of position by a sidewise pull on

the iron ring that is attached to it.

My hut is deep in the woods known as Giant Forest. Perhaps it will be hard

to find, but don't be discouraged for the goal is worth working for.

I am too feeble to write more, buy may it be that this wealth will bring

more happiness and be more useful to you than to me.--Simon La Mon.

Even Mrs. Henderson could not contain her excitement. If this were true

and they could find the treasure, it would mean no more economizing for the

dire necessities of life. But she was silent until evening when Jimmie, now

a handsome stalwart youth, could be with them to hear the circumstances.

At last with the dishes cleared away the lamps lighted she read the

scribbled note to the attentive twins. Jimmie's eyes shown like stars as he

welcomed this opportunity for adventure, and Jennie's heart sang as she

pictured her mother no longer a drudge, and herself wearing pretty clothes.

For what young girl doesn't like to be well dressed?

"Why Mother, I saw that cabin and became quite good friends with the old

man while picking blackberries several years ago. I am sure I can find the

place again, will you let me try?" asked Jimmie eagerly.

"And can I go with him?" chimed in Jennie.

"Why, yes, you may both go, altho it will not be very safe to enter Giant

Forest without a guide. Don't you suppose you had better get Indian Joe to

help you?"

"He's the very one, Mother! I'm sure he'll help us. I'll run over and see

him now." So saying Jimmie left the house.

Arriving at the hut where the old guide lived, Jimmie quickly explained

his mission. At the conclusion Joe gave his characteristic grunt,

"Ugh! Me know old white man and know way to his wigwam. Me lead you and

good sister to it. Me like to return good deed for good deed. When do we start?"

"Sis and I will be here as early as possible tomorrow morning. Thanks

Joe, you're a real friend."

Who would not dream of great things if such an opportunity were thrown in their

way? So it was with the twins, and they could hardly wait for morning to

come. When the first gray streaks had begun to show in the east they were up and

off to Indian Joe's hut, dressed in old clothes and carrying a day's provisions;

but they were not ahead of the old hunter for he was also prepared, having whittled

out three stout sticks to help them over the rough places and as they started

to leave he handed Jimmie a light gun, the duplicate of the one he carried himself.

The great woods was only two miles out of town, but strangely enough the

lonely in habitant had been known by a very few, perhaps because he depended on

game and fish for his food and very rarely any one visited the Giant Forest for

fear of becoming lost. But with Indian Joe as a guide the twins were safe for he

had the power of guidance habitual to his tribe. Easily he found the faint trace

of a foot-path that lead to the old cabin, and Jimmie and Jennie must be forgiven

for not hearing the joyous song of the birds or noting so many of Nature's works

as they usually did, for they were eagerly looking forward to getting a glimpse

of the Treasure Hut.

Ah, there it was! Jimmie broke into a run and had just reached the

sagging door when a call of"Help!" sounded down the trail. He glanced around

quickly. Where was Jennie?

"What has become of Jennie, Joe?" he asked excitedly.

"Me do not know. Me hear good sister call. We must search," so saying

he retraced his steps, with Jimmie at his heels.

"Jennie, Jennie!" he kept calling, "Answer me. It's Jim."

Faintly a voice floated down the path to them, "Here I am in this old

well, just down the path a little farther. I stumbled when I started to


When they came upon her, she was standing upright in a cavity about seven feet

deep. In answer to their anxious inquiries she denied that she was hurt; and

so they assisted her out by the aid of their sticks and progressed to the hut,

this time without mishap.

It was a ram-shackle old place and the musty odor was repugnant. But

they kept on and entered the cellar. Piles of dried herbs which had been placed

there apparently by design were lying here and there and a few pieces of rickety

home-made furniture were placed helter-skelter.

Eagerly all these were pushed aside as they hunted for the block. But

strain their eyes as they would, they could see nothing of the tell-tale iron

ring. Suddenly Jennie stumbled and fell heavily to the floor and as Jimmie

ran to assist her, he shouted,

"Look Jennie! Look Joe! We have found the treasure! Jennie has caught

her foot on the camouflaged iron ring and in doing so has uncovered the treasure.

Hurrah! Hurrah!"

"Hurrah!" echoed Jennie, "now we Hendersons and Indian Joe will live just

as in story books, 'happy every after.'"

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The poets write of Sunny France When old "King Winter" has had his sway

Where life is gay and free, And we feel the south wind blow

We sing the songs of Michigan And the warm sunshine thaws out the earth

And Sunny Tennessee; And the sap begins to flow,

But take me back to boy-hood days 'Tis then fond memories come back to me

When all happiness was mine, And for those days I pine,

The days I spent with my old Dad The days we spent in our old camp

In Sugar-making time. In sugar-making time.

The memory of the little tasks

That Dad told us to do,

Just fills my soul with longings

And thrills me thru and thru;

The buckets first were scalded out

Then placed beside the trees,

And all the time the dear old camp

Just ringing with our glees.

And then we laid the old arch up Then well do I remember,

And took our brace and bit When the sap was gathered in,

And started out to tap the trees, How we filled the pans and built the fires

And nearly had a fit And worked with lots of vim.

To see the sap come spurting out, Nor did we mind the smoke and steam

Oh: say but it was fine Which made us cry and cough,

To see that sap just run a stream For joy was ours when Dad said;

In sugar-making time. "Boys, Its time to syrup off."

Twas then we'd use our wooden spoons

To sample it you know,

And then we'd take the syrup sweet

And to the house we'd go,

Then mother dear with skill and vim,

That no one ere surpasses,

Would clarify it on the stove

And we would have molasses.

Then we'd ask Ma to sugar off, But all these things have passed away.

Which she'd always let us do Our Dad, the camp, and all,

And besides she'd make us taffy, And nothing but the memories,

And we'd be sweetness thru and thru; Which we often now recall,

The doctor then would make a call, Come flocking back to cheer us

But we would lay supine, And fill your soul and mine

Just thinking of the fun we'd had With the happy days we spent with Dad

In sugar-making time. In sugar-making time.

J.R. Neilson
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Top row, from left to right--Raymond Jennings, Ralph Clark, Gerald Crowl,

Craig Hicks, Noah Greene, John Comstock, Oscar Jepson, Robert Allison,

Earl Cline, Melton Rogers, Packard Schneider, Frank Van Auken, Lawrence

Callahan, Harlan Williamson, Dean Barker, Virgil Blaine

Middle row, from left to right--Mr. Neilson, Conductor; Mabel Wolfe, Anna

Mae Meeker, Mary Snavely, Lela Stith, Almeda Buckingham, Viola Utley,

Angeline Stanforth, Janet Rogers, Erma Anderson, Mabel Hill, Edna A'Neal,

Helen Morris, Grace Cring, Lillian Searles, Ruth Spencer

Bottom row, from left to right--Virginia Strosnider, Ruth Davis, Alma

Jean Scott, Laura Vermillion, Netta Barton, Mary Brookens, Ella Murphy,

Helen Stockwell, Helen Davidson, Freda Linnaberry, Marie Williams,

Frances Perfect

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Top row, from left to right--Carl Loar, Mr. J.R. Neilson, Almeda

Buckingham, William Whitney

Bottom row, from left to right--Gerald Crowl, Janet Rogers, Erma

Anderson, Ralph Clark
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Top row, from left to right--Frank Stelzer, Manager; Russel Cring,

Ralph Piper, Lowell Gray, Earl Cline, Ellsworth Meeker, Lewis

Duckworth, Mr. J.S. Goughnour, Coach

Bottom row, from left to right--Ralph Clark, Captain; Robert Allison,

Raymond Jennings, Melton Rogers, Gerald Crowl, Craig Hicks

No one can say that the 1921-22 basketball season was not a success.

True, there are those who think that anything which does not come close to

the thousand per cent mark is not worth of praise. Our boys were good

losers as well as good winners. They played a clean game and never gave up

until the final whistle. They went into the game with a spirit that "you must

play even better than you know how to play, never quit for one second but

play yourself to a standstill,--remember that if you are hurt there is another

just as good and anxious to take your place."

The individuals on the team played exceptionally well. The center was

accurate, for the ball came to the guards or forwards with the greatest regu-

larity. Our forwards were unselfish and were exceedingly good in getting

the ball by the opponent's guards. It was not so with our opponent's for-

wards as they found it a hard task to get by our guards.

We closed our season of 1921-22 by playing in the State Tournament at

Delaware, Ohio. The first team we drew was Verona, a team that had not

lost a game until we broke their record by a score of fifteen to twelve. We

lost our second game to N. Lewisburg but all voted that we had a good time

in Delaware and that every year would be a success if we would play as good

as we did this year.


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Top row, from left to right--Francis Perfect, Helen Morris, Mabel Hill,

Angeline Stanforth, Viola Utley, Erma Anderson, Miss Huston, Coach

Bottom row, from left to right--Janet Rogers, Mabel Loar, Edna A'Neal,

Captain; Leota Domigan, Jessie Walker, Manager

The Girls' Basketball team of Sunbury High School played an active

part in the County Championship race, tieing with Radnor and Ashley for

the honors. In the Championship series the girls eliminated Radnor, but

lost a hard fought game to Ashley. This fast and hard fighting team re-

mains intact for the coming season with the exception of one guard, Leota

Domigan, by graduation. Therefore the hopes are high for bringing the cup

to Sunbury next year. This team was coached by Miss Huston and played

under the leadership of Captain Edna A'Neal.
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In the Spring a young man's fancy turns to love of baseball and other

outdoor sports. Hardly had the snow disappeared from the ground until the

crack of the bat and the spat of the ball was heard all over the lot.

Any doubt about the possibilities of a team soon vanished when the can-

didates got into action, with a good man for each position and other good ones

to spare, a team was formed.

Galena was first to try out the strength of our organization and lost 2-0,

when rain stopped the game at the end of the fifth inning. Bad weather has

prevented constant practice and play. However, we have between showers

again defeated Galena and Orange High Schools and twice a picked local nine.

Our next trip was made on April 28th to Centerburg where their high school

team gave us our first defeat. The team played good ball, but with cold

weather, the break was against us.

We have hopes for better luck for the remainder of our schedule with

Ashley, Hyattsville, and again with Centerburg.

The spring baseball season is too short to satisfy the desire for the game.

This year a movement has been started to give the boys more baseball and

to break the monotony of the country boy's summer life by having the County

High Schools play summer ball. This will give the boys the Saturday half

holiday as enjoyed by the city worker.

The warm weather has also awakened the spirit of the trackmen. Every

day these fellows may be seen running and jumping, getting into shape for

the County Meet at Delaware on May 12th. There is no branch of school

sport which takes the consistent training required to trackmen and much

praise and comment are due those who so faithfully go on with this daily

grind in order to be fit for the one day's sport.

Track, unlike most other sports, is unlimited in the number who may de-

rive benefit from it. Any one may get out alone or in small groups and train

for a few minutes each day. Other sports require a team and real training

can be carried on only when the entire team is present. The track game is

fundamentally an individual contest and teaches a person to rely entirely

upon himself.

Our team made a creditable showing at Ashley May 3rd and expect to

give a good account of themselves at the County Meet.

Not only do the boys awaken to the call of spring but the girls have taken

on the spirit of the "Athletic Maid" and are training for girls' events in

the County Meet. Some rare ability has been shown by the girls on the field

and track. This is commendable and more girls should avail themselves of

the opportunity to develop a sound body by indulging in systematic physical

training. There would be less loss of time through illness if parents would

encourage their daughters to engage in this healthful school sport.

Too often we can see only the winning side of Athletics and overlook the

personal benefit to be derived from the games. We say there is no use in try-

ing because so and so can do that so much better than I. Not only do we gain

physically from the training but we learn to lose. I do not mean to be a good

loser to the point that we lose without effort. But we learn to go down fight-

ing and that spirit often wins even in the face of defeat.
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Top row,from left to right-Miss Jeffrey,Lillian Searles,Velda Walker,Ersul Ferris,

Virginia Wigton, Edna A'Neal, Janet Rogers, Helen Little

Bottom row,from left to right-Nora White, Madaline Allison, Mabel Cochran, Jessie

Walker, Virginia Frye, Margaret Barton, Olive Scott

Much benefit is derived from the study of Domestic Science in the school. Everyone

realizes that it is necessary that all girls should know how to sew and cook. In

high school some subjects are taught which make us wonder if they will be of any use

to us in the future while it is easily seen of what use Domestic Science will be.

It is possible for several girls, never before interested in sewing or cooking,

to become interested when working together as a class.

This year the study was divided into two parts. The first semester sewing

was taught and the second semester cooking.

A class of eighteen girls worked individually on sewing projects and other

forms of Domestic Art, such as; basketry and embroidery work, the first semester.

At the end of the semester a display of their sewing was given and tea was served

to the ladies who attended. It was even surprising to the girls themselves

to notice their own advancement from such articles as handkerchiefs, to

dresses, lovely embroidered cushions and stand scarfs.

At the beginning of the second semester the girls were presented with three

laboratory tables made by the Manual Training Class.

After much begging on the boys' part and extra work for the girls, the Domestic

Science class entertained the Manual Training boys and the Faculty of the school

at a luncheon one noon.

In honor of the girls' and boys' basketball squads, they also entertained one

evening with a dinner. There were about twenty-five present.

The class of the second semester consisted of fourteen girls. They were divided

into groups of two to work. Each girl had a note book, in which she kept a record

of experiments and all of the recipes. They, each, took their turn with the

cleaning of the cupboards, washing dishes, scrubbing the floor, and learning to

be neat and clean with the kitchen, as well as the cooking.

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Top row, from left to right--Russell Cring, Van Hoover, Ralph Clark, Russell A'Neal,

Paul Miller, Lowell Gray, Edward Matthews, Melton Rogers, Mr. Goughnour,


Bottom row, from left to right--Allan Fisher, Earl Cline, Craig Hicks,

Robert Allison, Frank Stelzer, Gerald Crowl, Sterling Beaver,

Walter Carpenter

Education now has a much broader application than formerly, and in-

cludes the training of the hand as well as the training of the head. Sunbury

High School keeps abreast the progress in educational matters, and during

the past year manual training has been given as a regular feature of the


The course was opened to the three upper classes and about fifteen boys

availed themselves of the training. The first six weeks were spent in study-

ing the care and use of tools. The balance of the year was devoted to mak-

ing equipment for the school, and improvements about the building. The

more important jobs being the construction of tables for the Domestic

Science Department and the ceiling of their room, and the refinishing of the

initial-cut desks of the Junior room.

The last eight weeks opportunity was given the boys to make some use-

ful article on their own initiative. The result was a varied collection of

piano benches, book cases, magazine racks, foot rests, candle adapters, and

jardiniere stands.

If more space were provided in a new school building, it would be pos-

sible to extend this course so as to include leather and forge work. At present

the small class we have taken all the space that can be given over to this work.
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Although we are the tiniest folk in the Sunbury School we are given a

space to tell the readers of the Owl who we are and what we are doing.

When the school year of 1921-22 started September Fifth we had an

enrollment of forty-five wide awake boys and girls. Twenty-three in the first

grade and twenty-two in the second grade. We knew very little of school life

and took up the new work with much enthusiasm. Just now we have twenty-three

boys and twenty-three girls. Each grade has twenty-three pupils.

Our percentage of attendance has been very good this year, the boys'

average has exceeded the girls' by a few points. We are a happy lot of children

and feel as to efficiency we are equal to any primary room in the state.

The Golden rule is taught at the beginning of the school year and each

child tries to remember its lesson in their work and play. We begin our

daily program with a cheery Good Morning from teacher to pupil and vice versa.

This is followed by a period of twenty minutes for song and story telling.

After this we begin our classes in reading, phonics work, number work, nature

study, language, drawing, writing, paper cutting, gymnastics and elocution.

We observe each holiday of the year with a special program and

appreciate the many visitors we have, who show us by their coming that they are

interested in the smaller children as well as the older ones. We extend a special

invitation to each reader of the Owl to come and visit us.


"Keep on the Sunny Side" is our motto and so we are on the Sunny Side

when Old Sol deems it wise to help us along, for we occupy the sunniest

room allotted to the grades. The Primary pupils look in at the door to see the

bright sunlight and like it so well, that as soon as they successfully complete

the work required in the Second Grade, come in to enjoy the sunshine with us.

Of course the dreary days are not so nice, but nevertheless our work goes on

from day to day.

Silent Reading has been emphasized the past year, and we like our new

Silent Readers which have been placed in our room. The teaching of Drawing has

proven one of the most interesting features of our work, and trust it may be

continued in the years to follow. Elocution is also deserving of mention.

Oh yes, we almost forgot tell you how many there are of us enjoying

the sunshine. We started the school year with seventeen in the Third Grade

and fifteen in the Fourth Grade, and at the present time have sixteen in the

Third and fifteen in the Fourth.

And now readers of the "Owl" if you wish to know more concerning our

work, come and visit us in our room.


We are glad to have the opportunity to tell you something of ourselves

and our work.

The Fifth and Sixth Grades have a total enrollment of forth-eight wide

awake boys and girls. Seven pupils have neither been absent nor tardy during

the entire school year.

The work in the Fifth Grade is not only a continuation of the work done

in the Fourth Grade, but in addition we take up the study of Geography.

In the Sixth Grade, History is added to the branches taught in the Fifth Grade.

Although Drawing was introduced into the school this year, we have

enjoyed the beginner's lessons very much and hope we may have the privilege of

continuing them through to the High School.

Besides our regular Elocution lessons given every Thursday Morning by Miss

Kidwell, we are doing some work in Rhetoricals. The two grades are divided

in sections, each section taking part on the program given every Wednesday morning.

Every boy and girl has had some part in this work.

We like to work but we also enjoy our play. Baseball seems to be the

favorite sport for both boys and girls and we think we have already won some


We are trying to live clean, straight, and honest lives, and want to do

our part in making the Sunbury School one of the best schools on the map.


On the 24th of February, 1922, the Sunbury Grammar School gave its

annual public entertainment. This program consisted of two parts. The first

being the play "A Patriotic Peanut Stand." The second part "The Indian Princess"

an operetta.

The pupils played their parts exceptionally well to a crowded house.

The Sunbury Grammar School has shown its ability to do things as they

have purchased a piano for their department also a sectional book-case well filled

with good books. These have added much to the enjoyment of the pupils and teacher

of the Sunbury Grammar School.

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EIGHTH GRADE--Top row, from left to right--Mr. Neilson, Teacher; Lloyd Little,

Edward Lee, Clyde Cochran, Delbert Morris, Bernice Walker, Ralph Clark,

Lloyd Adams, Hammond Barcus, Gerald Knoderer, Albert Crabtree,

Edwin Fontanelle

Bottom row--Helen Strosnider, Olive Matthews, Alms Jean Scott, Dorothy Morris,

Mary Fontanelle, Lela May Stith, Freeda Linnabary, Ruby Wurtsbaugh,

Helen Davidson, Hazel Wintermute


SEVENTH GRADE--Top row, left to right--Lemard Totten, Lawrence Bell, Lucile Jenkins,

Mary Blaine, Minnie Willoughby, Cleo Wintermute, Leland Crowl, William Ross,

Mr. Neilson, Teacher

Middle row--Mary Elizabeth Webster, Nellie Gunnet, Caroline Allison,

Geraldine Michaels, Velma Longshore, Mildred Baker, Evelyn Patrick,

Frances Stelzer

Bottom row--LeRoy Perfect, Hoyt Whitney, Paul Stelzer, Kerfoot Morris,

Gerald Burrer, Henry Beaver, Bronson Culver
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SIXTH GRADE--Top row, left to right--Gerald Strosnider, Owen Baker, Elmer White,

Ashton Perfect, Bernard Morris, Merrill Matthews, Lewis Dixon,

Mrs. Horlocker, Teacher

Middle row--Clare Carpenter, Walter Adams, Edward Hoover, Lewis Edwards,

Arthur Gallogly, Wendal Horlocker

Bottom row--Esther Frye, Dorris Walker, Louise Knoderer, Nannie Snavely,

Geraldine Walker, Esther McCormick, Jeanette Allison, Elsie Little,

Katherine Fontanelle


FIFTH GRADE--Top row, left to right--Thelma Baker, Paul Morris, Harold Dixon,

Owen Mann, Closie Crowl, Raymond Jahn, Orvel Kempton, Lester Cline,

Louise Michaels, Mrs. Horlocker, Teacher

Bottom row--Margaret Monbarren, Dorothy Young, Hortense Wilson, Irene Morris, Nola

Edwards, Mildred Huff, Lucile Sherbourn, Grace Johnson, Mary Green

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FOURTH GRADE-Top row,left to right-Miss Meredith,Teacher;Ruth Swinney,Clara Long-

shore, Oletha Clark, Burnice Lee, Alice Matthews, Frances Dixon

Bottom row-Kathryn Muladore, Thelma Williamson, Julian Cochran, Gerard Strosnider,

Donald Perfect, Georgianna Beaver, Loma Stanforth


THIRD GRADE-Top row, left to right-Miss Meredith, Teacher; Stanley Cockrell, Raymond

Morrison, Forest Clark, Ralphael Hervey, Robert Carpenter, Paul White,

Charles Jenkins

Bottom row-Aubrey Downing, Marjorie Williams, Helen Snavely, Martha Setty,

Hester Lee, Mary Stelzer, Mary Frances Stone, Bertha Cline
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SECOND GRADE--Top row, from left to right--Miss Utley, Teacher; Judson Messmore, Guy

Edwards, Chester Blaine, Richard Doane, Gordon Ford, Robert Muladore

Middle row--Raymond Allen, Junior Whitney, James Monbarren, Leroy Dixon,

Robert Hedden, Darwin Baker, Woodrow Huff, C.J. Pettit

Bottom row--Francis Knowder, Mary Young, Garnet Ahrendt, Lucile Cornell,

Juanita Vannest, Ruth Magill, Mildred Gelston, Betty Louise Rogers,

Jennabel Myers


FIRST GRADE--Top row, from left to right--Robert Wolfe, Jack Hedden, Charles Main,

Gladys Michael, Sally McCormick, Alden Lonshore, Dudley Townley,

John Henry Beaver, Miss Utley,Teacher

Bottom row--Rosemary Carpenter, Helen Friend, Cleta Doane, Alice Mae Magill,

Louise Skinner, June Muladore, Mable Snavely, Julia Loar, Willella Myers,

Virginia Boston, Glady Baker
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All hail to our janitor! On November 11, 1918, Mr. Frank

Duckworth took up his duties as janitor of the Sunbury Public

Schools. Looking over the situation very carefully he found

the work such as was necessary to enlist additional help, so he

called in his wife. Together they have carefully labored until

the present day. Owing to the interest they have taken in the

school they had better be called guardians than janitors. We

believe no school can speak more highly of their care-takers

than we can of Mr. and Mrs. Duckworth. The teachers and

all of the boys and girls have the highest regards for them.

They can always see the things that need be done around the

building and grounds and they do them. Everything is kept

neat and clean and co-operation is without fail. We hope that

they will stay with us a number of years. So altogether let

us cheer them.
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To the Alumni of Sunbury High School Greetings:

We have spared neither time nor work to make this issue of the Owl a

complete register of the Alumni. Though you are gone from our circle and

are scattered to the ends of the Earth, yet do we like to keep in touch with

you as you do with each other.

The old school still remains your school and mine. We are interested in

your undertakings and successes and want you to be interested in us, to feel

that you are still one of us, our big brothers and sisters of one big family.


Carrie Peck, deceased


Emory J. Smith, 904 Jedson Ave., Evans-

ton, Ill.

Frank Case, Princeton, Ill.

Myrtle Mosher, Sunbury

Carrie Cook, Mrs. B.W. Twyman, 685 Mar-

ietta Ave., Milwaukee, Wis.

Zula Larimore, Mrs. W.E. Hutchinson,

Brookfield, Mo.

Ella Peck, Mrs. B. Perfect, deceased


Edmund Williams, Williams Mfg. Co.,



Etta Gammill, Mrs. A.R. Sheets, Kilburne

Minnie Mosher, Mrs. A.C. Williams, Sun-


Marian Kimball, deceased

May Knox, deceased


Eva Elliott, Mrs. F.L. Packard, 1739

Franklin Park, South, Columbus

Allie Morris, Mrs. O.A. Kimball, deceased

W.I. Grandstaff, deceased

W.A. Smith, deceased

C.A. Carnahan, deceased

O.A. Townley, Sterling, Neb.


H.H. Loar, Sunbury


M.A. Smith, Bexley, Columbus, Common-


A.H. Smith, St. Petersburg, Fla.

D.B. Lincoln, Deceased

Lou Cook, deceased

Mary Wilcox, deceased


Hettie Ford, Mrs. W. Daily, 824 E. Platte

Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo.

Nellie Carpenter, deceased

Minnie Orcutt, Mrs. John Edwards, Sunbury

W.C. Mead, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Fred Prosser, Gallatin, Tenn.


Orsain Patrick, deceased

McAllister Wilcox, Clintonville


Grace Wilcox, Mrs. Geo. Spellman, 12435

Osceola Ave., Cleveland

J.H. Larrimore, Anti-Saloon League,



Frank Miles, deceased

Charles Cavin, Delaware

W.E. Loar, Sunbury

Eva Babcock, Mrs. B. St. Clair, Chicago, Ill.

Carrie Elliott, 1736 Franklin Park, So.,


Mabel Armstrong, Mrs. Vergil Brevoort,

120 W. Como St., Columbus


Kittie Webster, Mrs. A.F. Elkins, 1302

Delafield Place, Washington, D.C.

Harry Williamson, deceased

Albert Green, Omaha, Neb.


Maggie Hyatt, Mrs. J.E. Burrer, Delaware

Bertha Culver, Mrs. L.D. Riggs, Los An-

imas, Col.

E.M. Robinson, Columbus

Bert Kempton, Galion


Charles Ports, Ancon, Canal Zone

L.R. Hunter, deceased

H.W. Stone, Sunbury

C.E. Gammill, deceased

Frank Wilcox, 12435 Osceola Ave., Cleveland


Daisy Wilcox, Mrs. G.G. Hetrick, 4700

Spaulding Ave., Chicago, Ill.


Percy L. Ports, 3 N. Spruce St., Clarenden, Va.

Eunice Price, Mrs. Eunice Wilson, Westerville


Grace L. Chadwick, Mrs. F.C. Murphy, Sunbury

Clara Cring, Mrs. H.L. Eloit, Delaware

Claude Gaylord, Chicago, Ill.

Vatie Green, Sunbury

Grace Shafer, Mrs. Milton Untley, Delaware

Marguerite Wilson, Mrs. J.H. Gerhardt,



Garfield Chadwick, Boulevard Lumber Co.,

Station A., Box 11, Columbus

Cary Cockrell, deceased

James Kimball, deceased

Wm. L. Wigton, Sunbury

Calvin W. Wilson, 7215 Lemington Ave.,

Pittsburgh, Penn.

Iva Cockrell, Mrs. Frank Cummins, 253

19th Ave., Columbus

Myrtle Edwards, Mrs. Isaac Shannon,


Abbie D. Hough, Mrs. Robt. Wright,


Mayme Marble, deceased

Bertha E. Walker, deceased

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Forest Shafer, Sunbury

Olive Matthews, Protestant Hospital,


Lyda Wilson, Mrs. Frank Cornell, Galena


Orville Barcus, Sunbury

Edith Condit, Robinson Rd., near Wood-

ford, c/o E. Huffman, Cincinnati

Eva L. Gage, Mrs. Eva Waterman, Chi-

cago, Ill.

Gertrude Mosher, Mrs. H.W. Stone, Sunbury

Camma Stark, Mrs. Fred Hervey, Sunbury

Essa Willison, East Liverpool

Evangeline Wilson, Mrs. Frank Baum-

gardner, Johnstown


Earl Johnson, deceased

Alta Stark, Mrs. Ross Beard, Centerburg

Zella Prosser, Mrs. Zella Harris, 978 E.

12th Ave., Columbus

Ina DeWolf, Mrs. Ina Fisher, Westerville

Lena Lake, Mrs. Lena Lake Irwin, deceased

Ona Shafer, Mrs. Wm. Wright, De Graffe


Edna Clark, Mrs. Claude Van Sickle,


Bertha Gill, Mrs. Clyde Church, Mt. Vernon

Fanny Gregg, Linden, Columbus

Ethel Edwards, Mrs. Claude Carpenter,

260 Rhoades Ave., Columbus


Parker Burrer, Sunbury

Benjamin Matthews, deceased


Robert Finch, Athens

Daisy Edwards, deceased

Edna Gregg, Mrs. Scott, Charleston, W. Va.

Mary Waldron, Sunbury


Fay Cornell, Mrs. Alder, Willard, N. Mex.

Robert Domigan, Shepard

Stella Ford, Mrs. Thorne, 1472 Victoria

Ave., Lackwood

Leroy Gill, 2156 N. 4th St., Columbus

Charles Grist, 47 Hayden Ave., Columbus

Pearl Huff, Mrs. C.E. Budd, 2076 Peasley

St., Columbus

Rollin Jacobus, Delaware

Pearl Jones, Johnstown

Julia Kenyon, Johnstown

Marie Martin, Mrs. Marie Ensminger,

Frances Martin Candy Co., Columbus

Prof. Frank McFarland, Lexington, Ky.

Hazel Patrick, Mrs. F.L. McVey, 731 E.

11th Ave., Columbus

Robert Roof, Pauliski, N.Y.

Ruby Walker, Condit

Irene Wilson, Mrs. Irene Fisher, Sunbury


Phil Dwinnel, Red Cross Headquarters,

Bluffton, Ind.

Henry Martin, Lodi

Edmund Williams, Box 116, Bradford, Pa.

Goldie Chadwick, Mrs. Goldie Sinkey,



Harry Hennis, Linden, Columbus

Fenton Condit, Condit

Martha McFarland, Protestant Hospital,


Nellie Rosecrans, Mrs. Arthur Boston,



Fay Baker, Penn Apts. No. 9, Rockingham

Rd., Davenport, Iowa

Ruy Finch, Volcanic Observatory, Volcano

House, Hawaii

Gavotte Irwin, Galena

Wm. Loar, 311 E. 17th St., Columbus

Bertha Freeman, deceased

Duna Perfect, deceased


Gorden Burrer, Ohio Inspection Bureau,


Ruth Gorsuch, Mrs. Lester Ackman, Wil-

liamstown, Ky.

Charles Kepton, 300 Alexander Ave.,

Rochester, N.Y.

Joe Landon, Sunbury

Hattie Osburn, Mrs. Hattie Hall, Sunbury

Hazel Shicks, Mrs. Burr Bailey, Sunbury

Merle Williamson, Sunbury

Clyde Wilson, Sunbury

Henry Wilson, Sunbury


Guy Hoover, U.S. Navy, Charleston, S.C.

Carrie Forwood, Mrs. Carrie Hoover,


Helen Cook, 60 N. 21st St., Columbus

Nellie Saunders, Mrs. Henry Wilson,


Ruth Freeman, Mrs. Gaylord Overturf, 319

Sheckler St., Bucyrus

Fern Hoover, Mrs. Fern Hickerson, Mt.


Vinnie Fisher, Mrs. Vinnie Lane, Condit

Mabel Holt, Mrs. Clifford Eley, Sunbury

Kathryn Irvin, Gallopolis


Martha Domigan, P.O. Dept., Washington,


Raymond Chadwick, 72 Mt. Vernon Ave.,

Boston, Mass.

Flo Hoover, Sunbury

Esther Battey, Mrs. Geo. Fry, Centerburg

Louis Weiser, Sunbury

Otis Baker, Radnor

Ivan Jaycox, Ford Plant, Columbus

Eurotus Wigton, c/o Methodist Mission,

Pekin, China

Nellie Hubbell, Mrs. Fletcher Reynolds, 412

Hull Ave., Bucyrus

Burleigh Ely, Condit


Mabel Hupp, Mrs. Mabel Walker, Sunbury

Dorothy Lake, Mrs. C.E. Vest, 456 Wet-

more Ave., Columbus

Harry Loar, Sunbury

Carey Pace, Sunbury

Edward Platt, Galena

Gladys Williamson, Mrs. Connor Lambert,


Russel Welch, Delaware


Florence Perfect, Sunbury

Nellie Duckworth, Mrs. Clyde Bricker, 321

E. Court St., Bowling Green

Kathleen Wigton, Mrs. Ralph Kendrick,

1804 Hillside Terrace, E. Akron

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Gladys Forwood, State Hospital, Columbus

Ruth Utley, Sunbury

Nellie Strosnider, Mrs. Frank Hoover,


Wilma Osburn, Sunbury

Jennie Dwinnel, Sunbury

Ruby McFarland, Sunbury

Lamon Kempton, Sunbury

Riley Roof, 41 Bower Ave., Newark

Bryan Longshore, Budd Dairy Co.,


Frank Hoover, Sunbury

Roy Edminster, Mt. Vernon

Lloyd Pace, Centervillage

Harold Tippett, Sunbury


Ross Beaver, O.S.U., Columbus

Glendon Comstock, Condit

Hazel Comstock, Mrs. Morgan Chamber-

land, Washington, C.H.

Llewelyn Davis, Nelsonville News, Nelson-


Ray Eley, Lima

Hobart Grey, O.S.U., Columbus

Hazel Holt, Mrs. Clayton Kunze, 292 No.

Union Ave., Delaware

Dwight Huston

Ralph Kendrick, 1804 Hillside Terrace, E.


Joseph Linnaberry, Briggsdale

Harold Roof, Galena

Dean Tippy, Galena, R.F.D.

Caroline Beacon, Galena

Mary Whisner, Mrs. Rupert Law, 213 Pen-

nant St., Pittsburgh, Pa.


Mary Bolton, Mrs. Mary Gerry, Johnstown

Clyde Bricker, Athens

Nellie Brooks, deceased

Edith Gorsuch, Mrs. Harold Roof, Galena

Eleanor Granger, Bkp. State House,


Cloise Grey, O.S.U., Columbus

Opal Hupp, Mrs. Rolland Neilson, Sunbury

Leo McCoy, Sunbury

Donald Main, Sunbury

Newell McElwere, Centervillage

Harold Meeker, Sunbury

Richard Paul, Centervillage

Everett Perfect, Condit

Lehr Perfect, 564 E. Spring St., Columbus

Roland Sedgewick, Sunbury

Susie Spearman, 16 Troup Ave., Bowling


Nancy Walter, 564 Sherman Ave., Springfield


Mildred Boyd, Condit

Grace Domigan, Bkp. Bond Mortgage Co.,


Ruth Domigan, O.W.U., Delaware

Homer Fisher, O.S.U., Columbus

Grace Fisher, Condit

William Frazier, Cleveland

Ethel Furry, Sunbury

Merwin Fisher, Condit

Gordon Huston, Chesterville

Ruth Huston, Mrs. Leo Sherman, Columbus

Florence Sherbourne, Delaware

Kathryn Walter, 69 Mulberry St., Athens

Ansel Wilcox, Woodfield


Claude Bonham, Sunbury

Erwin Cockran, O.S.U., Columbus

Mary Cring, Condit

Ethel Forwood, Mrs. Claude Pickering,

Plain City

Frank Frye, Denison University, Granville

Lillian Grey, Grant Hospital, Columbus

Herman Hill, 3108 Riverside Ave., Cleveland

Herschel Hill, O.S.U., Columbus

Dorothy Hupp, Athens, Normal School

Russel Miller, O.S.U., Columbus

Arthur Murphy, Condit

Virgil Perfect, Condit

Loy Perfect, Condit

Leta Speer, Del. Co. Recorder's Office,


Cepter Stark, Sunbury

Cecil Townley, Normal School, Athens

Gertrude Weiser, Woodtown

Forrest Wilcox, sunbury


Frances Brookens, Lott School, Sunbury

Mabel Comstock, Condit

Edith Bolton, c/o Bell Telephone Co.,


Velmah Duckworth, Upperhorseshoe,


Nellie Hines, Sunbury

Chalmers Huston, O.S.U., Columbus

Herbert Kempton, Sunbury

Donald Lake, Sunbury

Dean Lane, Condit

Opal Leek, Sinkey School, Sunbury

Helen McCormick, Sunbury

Clarence Pace, Auto Service, Centerburg

Coral Saunders, Mrs. Coral Ulery,


Bernice Utley, Sandusky St., Delaware

Charlotte Willoughby, Ada


Veva Barton, Ohio Northern Normal

School, Ada

Dorothy Bradfield, Valparaiso University,

Valparaiso, Ind.

Louise Cornell, Butler College, Indian-

apolis, Ind.

Reese Davis, Sunbury

Essie DeWitt, Normal School, Athens

Horace Domigan, O.W.U., Delaware

Doris Forwood, Sunbury

Margaret Gunnet, Grant Hospital,


Elizabeth Ketcham. O.W.U., Delaware

Hazel McCoy, Normal School, Athens

Florence Matthews, Sunbury

Darrel Murphy, O.S.U., Columbus

Margaret Murphy, O.W.U.,Delaware

Doris Patrick, Sunbury

Mildred Perfect, Normal School, Athens

Kathryn Schneider, Sunbury

Dorothy Spencer, Mrs. Stanley Rhoades,


Irma Strong, O.S.U., Columbus

Lucile Townley, State Hospital, Columbus

Cora Walter, Normal School, Athens

Vaughn Williams, Eben Baird Shoe Store,


Lucy Weiser, Jane Case Hospital, Delaware

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Fords and Fordsons


Baker Art Gallery

Columbus, O.

Again appreciates the liberal patronage of

the Sunbury High School Students and

hopes the future may have the same

measure of success in store for each of you

as you have made it possible for you.


The M. Weiss & Sons Co.

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G.L. BUDD, Prop.



The old and young enjoy motion pictures because they educate, in-

spire and make you forget the hardships of life.

"We Try to Please You"

"The Vogue Shoppe"

Where style is first

Where you will always find the

latest in shoes, clothes, neckwear

shirts, gloves, hosiery, underwear,

hats, and caps.

A shop for the man who is

particular about his appearance.

We guarantee to please.

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SEPTEMBER Patrick Hardware

1921 Company

5. Learned what was to be our source of
worry during 1921-22. For Hardware,

6. Freshies cast frightened glances at up- Granite Ware,
per classmen.

9. Georgie is set up as an example for the Paints and Oil,

10. Dug ditch across basketball field. Plumbing

12. Freshmen auctioned off to the two liter-
ary societies. No bids, so they were
given away. Phone 64 Sunbury, Ohio

16. Freshmen reception given by Sopho-
mores. Most distinguished guests Har-
lan Williamson and Minnie Willoughby.

19. Freshies come to school with sore heads,
the result of the initiation. "Meder" and
Erma's birthday.

20. Seniors select their class rings.

21. Seniors beginning to attain that digni-
fied look.

23. Manual Training boys sharpened their
tools, Marie's birthday, school should
have been closed.

26. Election of class officers.

28. Mr. Orville Barcus gave a very interest-
ing talk in Chapel on his hobby "Star-

29. Miss Jeffrey found reading a book on

30. Sunbury suffered defeat at Bellpoint
8 to 7.


OCTOBER Pupils Enjoy Our

2. Almeda makes hit with Harry. Lunches

5. Chapel, Rev. Roberts of Galena gave an Candies
interesting talk on "Self-Efficiency,"
Students Council organized. Soda

6. Teachers left for convention at Dayton.
"Hardtime" party at Spencers. (Vinegar) We enjoy serving pupils.

7. Sunbury knocked off Ashley, boys 29-23,
girls 16-3. Visit Our

8. Saturday, no lessons of course. Confectionery

10. A Freshman got smart. Prof. Myers'
paddle found broken. A. PATRICK, Prop. North Side Sq.

11."Pick" arrives on time. SUNBURY, OHIO


12. Chapel, organized an orchestra.

13. Everybody crams.

14. Term exams for 1st period. White-
washed Centervillage, Boys 27-0. Girls,
6-3. Manual Training Class finishes Do-
mestic Science Room.

16. Sunday. No studying 'cause Mr. Myers
said we couldn't.

17. Sophomore party at High School.

18. Lawrence Callahan surprises all by re-

19. Chapel, interesting talk by Rev.

20. Elocution as usual.


21. Basketball, Sunbury wallops Radnor,
boys 30-16, girls 5-2.

24. Senior boys attracting Sophomore girls.
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Established 1872




John Williamson & Sons

Farm Implements, Etc.

Sunbury Ohio


Blakely - Williams

The Store of Quality
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25. Harlan marched down without being
bawled out.

26. Chapel
BAKE IT WITH WHITE LOAF The Bucher Engraving

28. Basketball, Berlin boys defeat us 23-17, Company
but our girls walk off with a score of

29. Freshies serve pop and pumpkin pie to ENGRAVERS

31. Hallowe'en Frolic


1. Everybody sleepy. Lessons unprepared.

2. Percy walks the goose-step.

4. Basketball, Galena vs. Sunbury.

7. Squire shaves off his mustache.

9. Orchestra advised not to play at dances. STAR GARAGE AND

11. Sunbury vs. Hyatts. Hyatts boys win MACHINE SHOP
12-6, Sunbury girls win 2-1.
Repair all makes of cars, generators,
15. Carl makes a hit with Arline.
starters, batteries, and electrical systems
16. Mabel Wolfe's eyes turn green.

17. Edna A'Neal receives Gold Medal and
Frank Stelzer, Bronze, won in County
Track Meet, May 6, 1921.

18. Berlin knocked off Sunbury with a score
of 27-18. Arlo Searles leaves for college.

21. Exams, 2nd term, studying seems to be
the newest fad.

22. Still studying.
23. Program given by first six grades.

24. Beginning of Thanksgiving vacation.
Everybody thankful for the vacation.

25. Alumni Homecoming at K.P. Hall. Old STELZER & GRANGER
folks still able to play basketball for
their boys defeated us with a score 14-13. CASH
High School Girls won over Alumni MEAT MARKET

28. Stupid, too much turkey.

30. Excellent music by orchestra. Paul's Phone 63 Sunbury, Ohio



2. Sunbury shows Croton how to play
basketball. Score 27-12.

5. Arthur A'Neals is greatly attracted by
a grammar school girl.

7. Rev. Fisher gave an interesting talk
about--30 minutes in length. Mr. Lester
Ackman follows with another 10 minutes.

9. Sunbury scored 37 to Ostrander's 19.

12. Sweetness worried; did not receive his ICE
daily note.

13. Glee Club practice as usual. SUNBURY DRAY, COAL &

14. Sunbury defeats Brown 32-24. ICE COMPANY

15. Olive takes a vacation.

16. Powell walks off with Sunbury, 24-21. W. J. Crowl, Prop.

17. Centerburg surprises Sunbury with a
score of 16-15.

18. Netta and "Pick" goes to Sunday School.

19. Paul Miller writes his letter to Santa
Claus. First Literary program.

21. Mr. Myers sings "Love Divine" in
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The Methodist Church

Cordially Invites You to Worship With Them.

DR. L.L. FISHER, Pastor


Sunday School - - - - - - - - 9:30 A.M.

Morning Worship - - - - - - - 10:30 A.M.

Epworth League - - - - - - - 6:30 P.M.

Evening Service - - - - - - - 7:30 P.M.

Prayer Meeting Wednesday - - - 7:30 P.M.

You Will Find a Welcome Here.


Baptist Church

Sunbury, Ohio

C. F. Schneider, Pastor


Sunday School - - - - - - - - - 9:30 A.M.

Morning Worship - - - - - - - - 10:30 A.M.

B.Y.P.U. - - - - - - - - - - - - 6:30 P.M.

Evening Service - - - - - - - - 7:30 P.M.

Prayer Meeting Wednesday - - - - 7:30 P.M.

W.W. Guild ............................2nd Friday each month

Ladies' Mission Circle ..............2nd Thursday each month

Y.M.P. Class.........................3rd Thursday each month

Birthday Class.......................4th Thursday each month
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23. Leota fell in the flour barrel as usual.

24. Freshmen boys go shopping for their CLASS RINGS AND PINS

Christmas perfume.

25. Sophomore girls receive the perfume. Athletic Medals and Trophies

27. Ralph goes to Newark to see his girl. Fraternity Badges and Jewelry

Gets scarlet fever. Stays five weeks. Announcements and Invitations

28. "Pick" goes swimming with his skates on.
Special designs submitted without charge
for new organization emblems. Send
for catalogs.




1. Start the year right, bake it with White

2. Off again, on again, gone again, school


3. Glee Club practice postponed till Friday.
4. "Doc" Carpenter puts on long trousers.

5. Miss Kidwell does not appear.

6. Bellpoint plays our 2nd team and wins


7. Sunbury defeats Orange 18-12.

10. Found on floor of assembly rooms two We pay you cash for your

recipes, one for Peach Brandy, the other Produce and sell to you for

for Clover-blossom wine; owner "Toots"

Grey. CASH

11. Wm. Whitney is interested in the gram-

mar room. Parsans Cash Grocery

13. Hyatts defeated our 2nd team 29-16.

End of first semester. Manual Training

Class finishes Junior Desks.

16. Courses selected for 2nd semester.


17. Still selecting.

18. Confusion in changing of classes. New

Member of American Literature class--

Arlo Searles (a Freshman).

20. We ran away with Centervillage with a

score of 45-3. 2nd Literary program.

23. Helen Morris vamps a Senior. Have Your Old Shoes

25. Chapel, Mr. Myers tells us how to make Repaired

the best of our opportunities. A Stitch in Time Saves Nine

26. Great attraction in the library. JOHNSON

27. Bellpoint wallops Sunbury for the 3rd For Good Shoe Repairing

time, score 22-16.

30. Almeda begins advertising for Harry Wear-U-Well Shoes in Stock

has left. SUNBURY, OHIO

31. Bake it with White Loaf.




1. Miss Jeffrey is alarmed lest the Sopho-

mores have lost their voices--in English.

3. Ostrander carries home the bacon with

a score of 27-19.

6. "Hook" Williamson tries to get another

date with Minnie.

7. Percy Downing and Frances Perfect, C.W. Buckingham

Allan Fisher and Anna Mae Meeker at-

tend the Red Head Party. Lumber

8. Noah Green forgot his Commercial Geo- Building Material

graphy lesson.

10. Delaware outscored us in a very exciting Roofing Coal

game 26-24.

11. Nobody flunked today,--Sunday y'see.

13. Mr. Myers' wash-day.

14. Melton tries to flirt with Mabel Wolfe.

He is carried out senseless. Many others

receive nice Valentines also.

15. Rev. Myers of Barbarton gave an in-

teresting talk.

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17. Sunbury defeats Delaware's 2nd team


20. We have a visitor who seems interested R.P. ANDERSON

in students rather than the school. Net- Headquarters for

ta sat in front of "Bob" Allison, the DRUGS

visitor sat with "Bob." KODAKS

22. We celebrated Washington's Birthday SCHOOL SUPPLIES

with a few extras in Chapel. Rev. Hus- DRUG SUNDRIES

ton gave an interesting talk on Wash-

ington's Life. Phone 68

24. Pictures are taken for the Annual by

Baker. Grammar School gave an excel-

lent program at the K. of P. Hall.

26. Blue Monday. The day on which the

report of the examinations of the pre-

ceding week were given.

27. Philomathean Society gives program at

school to which the Athenians were in-


28. Special session of Chapel at which we THE

were favored with a talk by Rev. San- SUNBURY

tose, a Wesleyan student and a native of SAVINGS

the Phillipine Islands. & LOAN




1. Bake it with White Loaf. PUBLIC SERVICE

2. Basketball Squad journeyed to Delaware

to take their part in the Tournament.

3. At 2:30, S.H.S. eliminated Verona with

a score of 15-12 in a very fast and ex-

citing game. At 8:30 Sunbury met

North Lewisburg in the 3rd round and

was unable to hold down their 250 lbs.

giants, thus losing by a score of 26-11.

8. Hawaiian Troupe with string instru-

ments, gave us several selections which

were highly appreciated.

9. Allan Fisher discovered in Manual

Training room teaching the Freshman

girls how to get a tune out of a saw.

10. Juniors entertained the school and pub-

lic with a class play, "All on Account of


13. Several bad cases of spring fever. DIAMONDS WATCHES JEWELRY

16. Howard Cring walks home from school Charles Bawden

for reasons too numerous to mention. JEWELER

17. Dr. James M. Taylor gave an interesting SUNBURY - - OHIO

talk on the "Continent of Opportunity."

20. Earl Cline is seen with his mouth shut.


22. Ella discovers that "Pete" isn't so bad

after all.

24. All glad to see Miss Kidwell back after

her illness.

27. Mildred Emerine startles all the boys at

her first appearance as a pupil of S.H.S.

28. All girls curl their hair and get jealous.

30. Ladies Home Journal Campaign starts.

31. (In the morning) Our negative and E. C. BENNET

affirmative debating teams debate before

the school. Everyone advised to "dig Lumber and Coal

for de bait." (In the evening) County

Debate held at Community Hall, Affirm- Galena Ohio

ative team defeats Ostrander by a 3 to 0

vote, while our Negative team lost at

Berlin by the same score.

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We have on hand a full 3. Helen Morris and "Pete" Beaver dis-

line of covered in Senior Room.

Kelley - Springfield 5. Chapel postponed 'til Friday.

TIRES 7. Chapel, Arbor Day program. Walloped

Galena in the first big game of the sea-

Cooper Batteries son 2-0. In the evening the Glee Club

and Battery Service gave a program at Berkshire.

Our speciality 10. Ground flew up and hit "Sherm" on the


SUNBURY TIRE 11. "High-pocket" stars at vaulting.

& REPAIR CO. 12. Elocution and Public Speaking classes

give an excellent program at K. of P.



14. Game with Centerburg called off, rained.

Gerald Crowl receives a gold medal for

the highest scoring guard in towns from

500 to 1500.

17. Debates in Sophomore English com-

mence. Ladies Home Journal campaign


19. Miss Jeffrey begins drilling the Literary


21. Special attraction, Junior Jubilee. Sun-

bury defeats Galena Baseball team 6-1,

Sunbury defeats Orange 9-2.

22. Sophomores' Moonlight party. (No

moon, no chaperon).

Milo D. Gammill 24. Large number turn out for track prac-

Dealer in LIVE STOCK tice.

LONG DISTANCE HAULING 26. Chapel as usual. Bake it with White

Phone 19 Sunbury, Ohio Loaf.

28. Philomathian and Athenian Contest at

K. of P. Hall. Philomathians win. Score

3 1/2 to 2. Baseball, Sunbury 6, Center-

burg 11.




THE FRANKLIN PRINTING CO. 1. "Hook" Williamson stars at high jump-

[image] ing.

COLUMBUS, OHIO 4. Baseball, Ashley vs. Sunbury.

5. Oratorical Contest at Gray Chapel.

Book and Catalog 9. Orchestra practice.

Printers 11. Junior-Senior Banquet.

12. Track meet at Delaware.

15, 16 and 17. Final Exams. Everybody

worried as usual.

19. Senior Class Play. School out. All

books burned.

21. Baccalaureate Sermon.

24. Commencement.

26. Alumni Banquet. Baseball, Sunbury vs.


Bake it with White Loaf.



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The Owl, Vol. II, 1922


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The Owl was the name of the yearbook of the Sunbury School for a number of years before the formation of the Big Walnut School District.


Editor-in-Chief Paul Miller; Assistant Editor-in-Chief William Whitney; Business Manager Walter Carpenter; Assistant Business Manager Craig Hicks; Subscription Manager Sterling Beaver; Assistant Subscription Manager Gerald Crowl; Literary Editor Ellsworth Meeker; Art Editor Melton Rogers; Assistant Art Editor Mable Wolfe; News Editor Russell Pickering; Assistant News Editor Marie Williams; Athletic Editor Edna A'Neal; Alumni Editor Leota Domigan









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