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Mount Ayr High School
1914 AYRIAN

FOREWORD

     Be not too critical, gentle reader, when the pages of this book you survey. True, there are mistakes and many. But there may be also much chat that is worthy. And, reader, let that which is worthy live longest, speak most often, sound most far.

     And now, pages, go forth! Your threshold duty fulfill: Please well all those who open these pages; lead many a young man and maiden to old Mount Ayr; recall old days and deeds to many a tired and weary heart. Do well, each one and all. Depart!

To Play A Reed.
the first alumnus of the Mount
Ayr High School to become its principal,
this book in respectfully and
sincerely dedicated.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Views of the Mount Ayr School Building
     Staff
          Faculty
               Course of Study
                    Seniors
                         Juniors
                              Sophomores
                                    Freshmen
                                        Alumni
                                             Literary
                                                  Oratory and Debate
                                                       Music
                                                            Athletics
                                                                 The School Year
                                                                      Jokes
                                                                           Finis
                                                                                Advertisements

SCHOOL BUILDING, MOUNT AYR, IOWA

     A new, modern, fire-proof building, 157 by 51 feet with annex 33 by 72 feet, all two stories in height with basement. It has a gymnasium, auditorium, electric lights, drinking fountains, master clock system, water works, etc.

     High School Courses: Classical, English-Scientific, Normal Training.

     Special instruction in cooking, sewing, music, drawing, and wood work.

GEORGE S. ALLYN,
     President of Board
   J. N. LINEBURG,
        Secretary
   W. H. FASOLD,
        Superintendent
    JOHN ALLYN,
        Treasurer
J.E. SCOTT
H. H. WILSON
A. I. SMITH
BERT TEALE

History of the Mount Ayr Schools

     The history of education in Mount Ayr dates back almost three quarters of a century. As early as 1856 a young lady organized and taught for a while a "select" school.

     The first public school was taught here in the fall of 1856 by Ith S. Beall, then a young man from Ohio. He taught in the little log school building located where the Catholic church now stands. He began his term in October and taught for one hundred days. Soon Miss Charlotte Sawn (Mrs. Lottie Beall) of Maine, entered upon the then Wild West and took up the work of guiding the intellectual progress of the Mount Ayr youth where Mr. Beall had discontinued his school. Miss Swan taught for three months, when Reverend Samuel Weeks, a young man from New York, who was working for the intellectual as well as the spiritual good of this western community, entered the Mount Ayr school in the capacity of "master." Miss Swan then taught again, being followed by a Mr. Duth, of Lawrence, Kansas, who taught in the winter of 1858.

     Erastus Thomas then assumed the authority of schoolmaster and taught a very successful spring term in 1858. He was followed by W. J. Buck, who taught in 1859 and who was accordingly followed by Belle Buck, who taught two terms, one in the winter of 1862 and the other in 1863. She was the first woman teacher to teach a winter term when the larger boys who prided themselves so much on "running out the teacher" were in school. She was also the first teacher to occupy the new school building.

     The first school building mentioned above served very well for a time, but when the young people of Ringgold County learned the value and need of an education, the enrollment was soon so large as to demand a new building, which was accordingly built. This new frame building was situated across the street from the log building and in the middle of the block. At the close of the term taught by Bert Beall in 1864 and 1865, the "kitchen," a separate building, was built in response to a demand for the separation of the school into grammar and primary grades. Mr. Thomas taught another term and he was followed by Mr. Mount, who taught in 1868. Among those teaching in the two rooms after Mr. Mount were W. J. Buck for a second time, S. R. McGill, E. J. Turner, Mrs. M. B. Harvey, James Askren, George R. Stephens, Mrs. Rose, Miss Martha Stranahan (Mrs. Bullock), Miss Elizabeth Wilson (Mrs. Kinsell), Amanda Johnston (Mrs. Wheeler), and others.

     The yearly attendance had been gradually growing larger until in 1876 a new four-room brick building was erected on the present site. Among the first to act in the capacity of principal in the new building was G. A. Slentz, and he held the title for three years, though not in succession. It was about this time that the high school was distinguished from the grades. Among those teaching in the high school and the grades in the later seventies and the early eighties were Miss Mary Ellis (Mrs. Reger), Miss Julia Merrill (Mrs. S. Bailey), Mr. Eastman, of Vermont, Samuel Maxwell, now a professor in the State University of California, Mrs. Ellington and Robert Williams. In the early part of the eighties two more rooms were added to the building. Among those teaching after the addition of the rooms were Miss Lucy Plantz, who was high school assistant, and also Mrs. Vina Sullivan, who taught for years in the grades.

     In spite of additions the building was gradually growing inadequate in many ways until in 1896 bonds were voted for the erection of a fine, large building, which was built some months later. This building, it was then thought, would be large enough for years to come. It contained nine lower grade rooms, each supplied with cloak rooms, and for the high school it contained an assembly room supplied with three class rooms and a laboratory used for the same purpose. Then with the exception of an occasional "students' parade," or an interclass scrap, all was peaceful and quiet in the Mount Ayr schools. Each year a large class of young men and women was graduated from the high school, prepared at least partially for life's battles.

     In 1910 and 1911 the subject of a new school building was again agitated. Different alarms were spread over town about the old building being in a dangerous condition, some of which were true and others were not. Finally a special election was called for the purpose of voting for a bond issue not to exceed $45,000 for the erection of a new, strictly modern, fireproof building for Mount Ayr.

     The result: The issue carried by a large majority, the bonds were sold, the money spent, the building erected, and equipped, and then occupied. This building is so arranged that it will meet the requirements for years to come. In those years we hope that every class that leaves its doors will go with a feeling of respect and reverence, a feeling of kindness and thankfulness, and a feeling of love and gratitude for all that pertains to the dear old Mount Ayr High School.

HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

     The Auditorium or Assembly Room is fronted by a well lighted stage, which is large enough for all ordinary occasions. This room will seat over six hundred persons, but seats are kept arranged for only about one hundred fifty persons, the rest being neatly stacked in one end of the room. Some three hundred of the most important reference books from the library are kept in the assembly room for the convenience of the students.

     Until recently the Mount Ayr churches had to open their doors for all public gatherings such as commencement exercises, lectures, etc.; but now besides serving as an assembly for our one hundred forty students the auditorium is the town coliseum.

HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

     Our Library has formerly been in a poor condition. Last year when the new school building was being erected many of the books were soiled and some entirely destroyed. But even now we have a collection of almost one thousand volumes besides one hundred fifty congressional records.

     The books are all catalogued and a complete record of each book is kept by the librarian. Two tables are kept in the room, on which are to be found all the leading school publications and several literary magazines for the benefit of those wishing to inform themselves on topics of the day.

THE LABORATORY

     Although we have no chemistry class, we have a finely equipped laboratory. Besides keeping always on hand a large supply of chemicals, it contains all the apparatus necessary for the study of physics, a wireless outfit, a supply of electrical instruments, dynamos, motors, etc., new vacuum and a fine set of geisler tubes and rotators. It is also fully equipped with charts, microscopes and specimens for the study of Botany and Agriculture. The chemical room is separate from the main room.

COOKING ROOM

     As with Manual Training this is the first time that Domestic Science has been taught in our school. Several of the high school girls have taken up the work and are making excellent progress. The cooking class meets three times each week in the cooking room in the southwest part of the basement. This room is completely equipped for the work. It contains an artificial gas outfit, several large sanitary tables, plenty of storage room, crockery, plates, knives and forks and all the necessary cooking utensils. The sewing room, located in the northwest part of the basement, is nicely furnished with tables, chairs, rugs and wall decorations.

THE GYMNASIUM

     Prior to this year visitors may have remarked about our lack of a gymnasium; but that deficiency in our athletic equipment has been eliminated. In previous seasons the boys had played ball in the opera house, but that system was uncertain as well as expensive. And then last year as school was held in the opera house, the season was closed with the coming of cold weather. Hereafter the gymnasium will be an ever ready court. By the time the "AYRIAN" is issued it will have been completely equipped with traveling rings, trapeze, horizontal bars and other physical culture apparatus.

AYRIAN STAFF

Top row: (Left to right) Maurice Tennant, Cloyd Drake, X. Prentis.

Middle row: Gladys Thompson, Elva Hoover, Belle Stranahan, Marie Laird, Grace Darrow, Marie Stephenson

Bottom row: Loren Laughlin, Mona Shroyer, Troy Holloway, Edna Wright, Mel Hickerson, Eva Beasley.

 EDITORIAL STAFF 
Editor in Chief. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mel Hickerson
Ass't Editor in Chief. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mona Shroyer
Ass't Editor in Chief. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troy Holloway
 MANAGERS 
Business Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cloyd Drake
Circulation Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burl Davis
Ass't Circulation Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Francis Bennett
Advertising Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gladys Thompson
Faculty Advisor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miss Reed
 ASSOCIATE EDITORS 
Literary Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grace Darrow
Music Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edna Wright
Athletic Editor, Boys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maurice Tennant
Athletic Editor, Girls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eva Beasley
Alumni Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marie Laird
Art Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elva Hoover
Joke Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marie Stephenson
 CLASS REPRESENTATIVES 
Senior. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loren Laughlin
Sophomore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belle Stranahan
Freshmen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X. Prentis

FACULTY

THE FACULTY ---
The source of all our trials,
The cause of all our troubles,
But when to you we take them
They vanish just like bubbles.

SUPERINTENDENT W. H. FASOLD.

Pedagogy and Manual Training, Mount
Ayr high school 1911 - 1914. B. Ped., B.S.,
B. Ph., Kansas City University.

PRINCIPAL FLOY A. REED.

German and English, Mount Ayr high
school 1910-14. Principal high school,
A. B. Simpson College.

COURSES OF STUDY

  
 Classical
 FIRST YEAR 
     FIRST SEMESTER
English
Algebra
Latin
Physical Geography*
Ancient History*
       SECOND SEMESTER
English
Algebra
Latin
Botany*
Ancient History*
 SECOND YEAR 
English
Plane Geometry
Caesar
Modern History*
Bookkeeping*
  English
Plane Geometry
Caesar
Modern History*
Physiology*
 THIRD YEAR 
English
Algebra
Cicero
American History
German*
  English
Solid Geometry
Cicero
Civics
German*
 FOURTH YEAR 
English
Virgil
Physics
Political Economy
German*
*Elective
  English
Virgil
Physics
Arithmetic
German*
 
 English Scientific
 FIRST YEAR 
     FIRST SEMESTER
English
Algebra
Physical Geography*
Ancient History*
or Elective
       SECOND SEMESTER
English
Algebra
Botany*
Ancient History*
or Elective
 SECOND YEAR 
English
Plane Geometry
Modern History*
Bookkeeping*
or Elective
  English
Plane Geometry
Modern History*
Physiology*
or Elective
 THIRD YEAR 
English
Algebra
American History
Agriculture (one year)
German*
  English
Solid Geometry*
Civics
Elective
German*
 FOURTH YEAR 
English
Physics
Political Economy
German*
Elective
*Elective
  English
Physics
Arithmetic
German*
Elective
 

 
 Normal Training
 FIRST YEAR 
     FIRST SEMESTER
English
Algebra
Physical Geography*
Ancient History*
Latin*
       SECOND SEMESTER
English
Algebra
Botany*
Ancient History*
Latin*
 SECOND YEAR 
English
Plane Geometry
Modern History*
Bookkeeping*
Latin*
  English
Plane Geometry
Modern History*
Physiology*
Latin*
 THIRD YEAR 
English
Algebra
American History
Agriculture
 
  Reading
Solid Geometry*
Commercial Geography
Civics
Elective
 FOURTH YEAR 
Home Economics
Physics
Political Economy
Pedagogy
*Elective
  Grammar
Physics
Arithmetic
Pedagogy
 

     Domestic science, music, drawing and manual training will be given in all high school grades.

     Pupils who have been attending other high schools and desire to make a change, will be admitted to our high school without an examination. All credits made in other high schools will be accepted.

     Mount Ayr has one of the best schools in the State. Mount Ayr has no saloon, pool hall, or other institution which tends to weaken the morals of her people. Mount Ayr has four fine churches. Mount Ayr homes are open to the non-resident pupils. Mount Ayr offers the best environment in this part of the State.

     For further information write to the City Superintendent of Schools,

Mount Ayr, Iowa.               W. H. FASOLD, Superintendent.

GEORGE A. ALLYN, President of the Board.

Class of 1914

Floyd Davis. . . . . . .
President
Clara Wyler. . . . . . .
Vice President
Loren Laughlin. . . . . . .
Secretary-Treasurer

MOTTO
COLORS      FLOWERS

YELL
               Rippity Russ, Rippity Russ
               Sure there's nothing the matter with us,
               We're the Seniors we'll let you know,
               And what we start we make go,
               Seniors!  Seniors!  Seniors!  1914
               Rah!   Rah!   Rah!

A Few Facts Concerning the Class of 1914

It will be the first class to graduate from the new building.

It has made an excellent record in scholarship.

It has been a leader in athletics.

It has furnished many loyal rooters.

The honor of winning first place in Iowa in Normal Training work in 1913.

History of the Class of '14

     In September, 1910, the class of 1914 entered the Mount Ayr High School, under very pleasing and favorable circumstances. That Freshman year in the old schoolhouse was filled with many happy times. The class organized and elected officers. During the year they enjoyed several class parties and picnics. An important event was the debate with the Sophomores in which the Freshman were defeated after a valiant struggle.

     When the class assembled at the opening of the Sophomore year they found some old members gone, some new ones entered. The Sophomores spent a very eventful time during the year 1911-'12. They had their share of social meetings as well as displaying their ability in both athletics and scholarship. They faithfully assisted the other classes in initiating the new faculty and were careful overseers of the Freshman class.

     With the end of the Sophomore days came the end of the days spent in the old schoolhouse. The old building was torn down to make room for the elegant present structure. For lack of a better home in the fall of 1912 high school assembled in the old opera house. Classes were held upstairs in the Simpson building. The class of 1914 had dwindled to only about half its former number, which at the end of the year was sixteen. The Normal Training Course was introduced into the school for the first time and the Juniors were the first class to take up the new work. The eleven members who entered the course made an excellent record during the year. The class passed a very enjoyable year in spite of adverse conditions. They selected orange and purple as their colors and showed their spirit by wearing arm bands. The Juniors were able assistants to the graduating class during the busy commencement week, and besides, entertained them at a very successful reception.

     As dignified and learned Seniors the class of 1914 began the present school year, being the first Senior class to attend school in the new building. Several changes were made in the class membership. Throughout the year the class members have enjoyed their school life thoroughly and have endeavored to present a worthy example of what a class may be to the lower classes. They have bettered their excellent class record in various ways. In basketball their boys' team defeated the rest of the high school. The class has taken a leading part in the literary, scholastic and musical movements of the school.

     The class of 1914 will leave their high school days with a friendly spirit toward the coming classes, and a spirit of reverence and have for the dear old Mount Ayr High.

Class Poem

Here's to the class of old '14
A better class has ne'er been seen,
A jolly bunch and a happy one,
The best old class beneath the sun.
Many a year we've strived and worked
And our duties never shirked,
The goal is near, we're coming fast
And sure will get there at the last.
Our class is leader of the school,
We've never let our ardor cool,
But worked away and forged ahead,
And from our purpose were not led.
In number we are just eighteen;
A larger class we might have been,
Quality makes up our loss in size,
And our record we highly prize.
In athletics we've been the rage,
In "Lit" we've occupied the stage,
In scholarship we're 'way ahead
In school spirit we're far from dead.
You ought to know our loyal crew,
So I'll introduce them all to you.
They're honest Iowa girls and lads,
They've their peculiar airs and fads,
But every one is all true blue.
For every fault, there's a good point, too.
First there's Maude, the quiet girl,
And rosy Alice hair a-curl
Athletic Ebon, now we name,
Then comes Faye of boosting fame,
Floyd, our "Prex," come an apace
And winsome Bernice in her place.
Jolly Porter next we find,
And there is Clara, good and kind,
Then Gladys M. who's full of joy
And now we see good hearted Roy.
Gentle Beatrice is now in line,
And then comes Glen, who's feeling fine.
Smiling Zelma now we greet
And happy Gladys G. we meet.
Beulah's a dandy you will see,
Then in order is whole-soul Dee.
Brilliant William, now you pass,
Then little me, that's all our class.
The years have blown and time has passed
And our high school days are o'er at last,
But as we leave these high school halls
Our memories cling to her sacred walls,
For we will think of our teachers dear
And of loved schoolmates who were here,
In dreams, in thoughts until we die,
Our souls will be with Mount Ayr High.
L. H. L. '14.

Class Will

     We, the Senior class of 1914 of Mount Ayr High School, town of Mount Ayr, State of Iowa, having completed our primary and secondary education, according to the laws of the State of Iowa, and being now fortified and prepared to depart from this school life, have deemed it advisable and necessary that we should make and declare our last will and testament in which are set forth the bequest we make concerning our worldly good. We now do this, being in our right mind, memory and understanding, and according to the high school register, thoroughly competent to make such will and testament.

     Items. -- Personal.

     Beulah Bastow hereby bestows the "gift of gab" with which she has been blessed, to Gladys Thompson, whom she knows will make good use of it.

     Gladys Merritt, bequeaths her office of "elocutionary defender of the high school honor" to the promising Freshman, Stella Wright and Irene Williams.

     Glen Stoher leaves his position of high school joker to Raymond Hickerson, the Freshman joy maker.

     Clara Wyler leaves her spirit of endeavor to anyone who will make good and efficient use of it.

     Dee Johnston bequeaths the chief assistant janitorship to Everett Galloway, his present right hand helper.

     Zelma Kirby bestows her place as high school champion alto singer to Minnie Stroble.

Rou Curry rewards Maurice Tennant with a position of "Senior Cuteness" and also gives him his high standing with the faculty.

     Bernice Bevington and Alice Maxwell leave their steady fellow habit to Lucy Kidney and Elva Hoover, who have made a good beginning.

     Ebon McAninch bestows upon Ernest Tennant his reputation as "Athletic Big-Bug."

     Loren Laughlin bequeaths his high salaried position as "Chief Librarian" to Mel Hickerson.

     Maude Greenman gives her spirit of meekness to Francis Bennett.

     Porter Havely leaves to Cloyd Drake his office of "Class Giggler."

     Faye McAninch bestows her interest in athletics upon Belle Stranahan.

     Floyd Davis bequeaths his reputation for being a good fellow to whoever can lay the best claim to it.

     Gladys Gleason leaves her doctrine of the intellectual superiority of women to Grace Darrow and Eva Beasley.

     Beatrice Lorimer gives her reputation for swiftness of action to Grace Richards, Ona Rush, Alice Wyler, Ned Irving, Sammie Rhoades, and whoever else is deserving.

     William Kelley leaves his undisputed high school championship in height to Harry Spurrier.

     Items. -- Class.

     To the Junior class we bequeath the front seats in chapel, and that noble instinct, the Senor spirit.

     Upon the Sophomore class we bestow the athletic championship of the school.

     To the high school we leave our class pennant as a reminder of the class of 1914.

     To the various faculties, both past and present, we give our eternal thanks and best regards.

     We leave our best wishes for success to the coming classes.

     Our requests are few in number and can be easily complied with.

     When our pennant is removed from its present position, please place in a prominent position on the auditorium walls.

     As a token of admiration attend our services of departure about the last of May, when we will leave the realm of school life and enter the vast life beyond.

THE SENIOR CLASS.
(Per L. H. L.)

     Signed, sealed and delivered by said Senior class as a last will and testament, witnessed by the following:

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.
NAPOLEAN BONAPARTE.
W. H. FASOLD.

 Class of 1915 
Mel Hickerson. . . . . .. .
President
Troy Holloway. . . . . .. .
Vice President
Gladys Thompson. . . . . .. .
Secretary-Treasurer

COLORS
Moss Green and Pink

YELL
JUNIORS 1915!  Rah!  Rah!  Rah1

 CLASS ROLL 
Elma Ballew Josephine Kelsey
Eva Beasley Marie Laird
Rhea Beasley Grace Richards
Francis Bennett< Ona Rush
Ethel Burdette Mona Shroyer
Burl Davis Charles Simpson
Grace Darrow Marie Stephenson
Cloyd Drake Earl Stuck
Pearl Ellis Gladys Stuck
Mel Hickerson Maurice Tennant
Troy Holloway Gladys Thompson
Elva Hoover Edna Wright
Edmund Irving  

Class History

     It was in the fall of 1911 that some fifty bashful and backward boys and girls entered the doors of the Mount Ayr High School, known by the common name of Freshman. But soon they became accustomed to high school methods and were considered a part of the school. That year went fast, and before we realized it the school year was drawing to a close. In our Freshman year we took only a fair interest in athletics but in literary work we were as much to be relied upon as were any of the other classmen.

     When school convened the first of September, 1912, many had left our ranks. But we still had a good class both in size and in social and intellectual accomplishments. This year was marked by several class parties, picnics and other social affairs.

     But when we assembled as Juniors in the new school building we were the experienced ones and the other classes could look up to us. The junior year had not progressed far until the subject of issuing an annual was brought to our minds by some of the progressive members of the class. The proposition carried and the work was soon started. We can rightfully take much praise upon ourselves for being the first class to attempt to issue an annual in the Mount Ayr schools. This year has been further marked by several social affairs, one in particular, with the Sophomores held in the Timbly club rooms on the evening of February 12.

     Soon school will be dismissed for the summer vacation after which we will assemble once more, then, as Seniors. And when that year is drawing to a close we shall begin for the first time to think seriously of the fact that we shall soon be out on life's highway or "Out of the Harbor into the Sea."

Class Poem

In reading the AYRIAN do not pass
Over the record of the Junior class
'Twas in the fall of 1911
We went to school at a quarter of seven
To obtain our seats, be silent, be good,
And nice and obedient as all children should.
 
We enrolled as Freshman in Mount Ayr high,
And in our hearts determined to try
To win a laurel for good hard work
And never a task of duty shirked.
To pass our tests did struggle and strive
And scarcely a Junior is now alive
Who does not remember how great was the fear
Lest he should not enter as a "Soph" next year.
 
But when as "Sophs" we entered the school,
It was said that we feared neither rod nor rule,
Yet in our hearts there dwelt no dread
When homeward we bore our reports to be read
By parents, who, where they looked over the card
Said that even a Soph could study hard.
 
T'was the year of school over Simpson's store,
And who is there could ask for more
Of innocent frolic that we "Sophs' had,
Though of course you know we were never bad,
Ther was a party at Regers,
A sleigh ride, too,
A good time at Gleason's and not a few
Have said that for good times the "Sophs" could beat
Any whoever attempted the feat.
 
When to the Junior year we came,
In basketball we won more fame;
Of parties too, we then held more
Than ever we had had before.
We publish this book that in the days to come
We may read it o'er and laugh at the fun
Which fell to our lot in days gone by
When we were Juniors in Mount Ayr High.
What the future may bring none ever can tell
But for us we know that all will be well
So long as we're true to the pink and green
And the Junior class nineteen fifteen.

The Juniors' Aspirations (and Probable Results)

     NAME      ASPIRATION  :    ATTAINMENT
Josie K. Nurse Society Belle
Ned I. Farmer Bachelor
Elva H. Cute Some One's Darling
Edna W. Looking Pleasant A Wife
Gladys T. First Last
Maurice T. Ladies' Man Failure
Elma B. Reserved Reserved
Burl D. A Business Man Section Foreman
Cloyd D. A Liveryman Farmer
Mel H. Hall of Fame County Printer
Marie S. To Love Unsuccessful
Grace R. Modest Successful
Ethel B. Hair Dresser Farmer's Wife
Mona S. To be Charming Failure
Grace D. Suffragette Leader To Travel
Eva B.  Valedict Valedict
Troy H. A Ranger ?  ?  ?
Pearl E. Quiet It
Charles S. An Athlete Night Watchman
Earl S. Rich Well Fixed
Marie L. Wise County Superintendent
Ona R.  Musician Canvasser
Rhea B. Teacher A Missionary
Francis B. Student Still Studying

Class of 1916

Harry Spurrier. . . . . . . .
President
Pearl Chance. . . . . . . .
Vice President
Eva Wood. . . . . . . .
Secretary-Treasurer
 
 
COLORS
Black and Old Gold
 
 
Mary Buck Roe Main
Pearl Chance Bernice Moore
Alma Galloway Georgia Reger
Fern Garard Iowa Reger
Beatrice Hannelly Pattie Roberts
Raymond Harrold Minnie Robinson
Irene Hetzel Harry Spurrier
Earl Horne John Stedman
Ruth Johnston Belle Stranahan
Fern Kahley Bessie Stuck
Arthur Keating Ernest Tennant
Lucy Kidney Vere Wallace
Allie King Murice White
Dayle Laird Eva Wood
Mamie Main Alyce Wyler

History of the Class of 1916

     In the fall of 1912 a bunch of some fifty intelligent, industrious and enthusiastic boys and girls became known as Freshman in the history of the Mount Ayr High School. As you know, dear reader, all Freshman classes have their own peculiar characteristics. Many Freshmen are very fresh, some are rather fresh, and a few aren't fresh at all but bear themselves as long accustomed to High School life. But in a general way the class was very similar to all other Freshman classes. They made satisfactory grades and also had their share of social times. Various parties and social gatherings were held during the year, one of which was a valentine party at the Timbly hall and which was indeed a grand affair.

     At the beginning of the present school year, the class, thirty in number, had become wise Sophomores, and took upon themselves the duty of protecting the Freshman class. The class still maintains its high standing, and its ability along lines of scholarship, literary and athletics is by no means lacking. Their prospects are bright and they will mean much to the future of Mount Ayr High. We hope that during the remaining two years of their high school life their numbers will not be decreased but rather enlarged, and that M. A. H. S. will become dearer to them as it has to others.

Sayings of a Few Sophomores

"Barney" -- "Wha'd' ye mean?"
Harry -- "Good night shirt."
Roe -- "You should worry."
"Fat" -- "Git off my foot."
Belle -- "Gee! I'd like to go with him."
Eva -- "Gorsch, ain't he swell?"
Bea -- "U-huh."
Vere -- "Sure."
Murice --"I wonder where Eva is."
Pearl -- "Oh, you darn little -----"
Minnie -- "Hello."
Bessie -- "No! I won't go."

Say, Just Imagine

DAYLE LAIRD - Without her Geometry lesson.
PAERL CHANCE - Without something to tell.
BESSIE STUCK - A way from Fern.
MAMIE MAIN - With a Mount Ayr fellow.
FERN GARAD - Not wearing a black skirt.
IOWA REGER - Looking sober.
PATTIE ROBERTS - With red hair.
GEORGIA REGER - With her Modern History lesson.
ALICE WYER - At the "movies."
RUTH JOHNSTON - With a fellow.
EARL HORNE - Working in a poultry house.
ERNEST TENNANT - Mad at "Barney."
ROE MAIN - Losing his man in a B. B. game.
HARRY SPURRIER - Not flirting with the new girl.
RAYMOND HARROLD - Getting a girl.
VERE WALLACE - Not watching Belle Stranahan.
MURICE WHITE - Smoking.
ARTHUR KEATING - With a date.
DON SMITH - Without his freckles.
BELLE STRANAHAN - As Editor in Chief 1915 AYRIAN.
EVA WOOD - Playing the violin.
BEATRICE HANNELLY - With a fellow.
LUCY KIDNEY - Making 74 per cent in an exam.
BERNICE MOORE - Laughing out loud.
MARY BUCK - Not working on her Geometry lesson.
ALLIE KING - Away from Irene.
IRENE HETZEL - Away from Allie.
JOHN STEDMAN - With a Sophomore bunch.
MINNIE ROBINSON - Busy.

 Freshman Class 
Frank Keating. . . . . . . .
President
Susie Timby. . . . . . . .
Secretary-Treasurer

     The Freshman class of '13-'14 entered the high school fifty-eight strong, a large class as far as quantity was concerned.

     Our first encounter occurred when we entered the assembly room where those dreaded upper classmen chapped their hands so loudly and shouted "Oh you Freshies," making us feel so insignificant as to wish we had never heard of a high school. It is the same way on the street or anywhere in public when one asks, "Who is that?" The listener replies with a sarcastic smile, "Only a Freshman." Perhaps we are only Freshman but who know but what that cord which binds us together as a class may contain a whole bundle of possibilities, which, when aroused by the magnet of class spirit and put to action by the guidance of our teachers may result with benefit to the world and glory to ourselves.

     The first year of our high school life is passing away and we have been able to show our ability as students for eighty-two per cent of the grades for the first semester were passing. We have also been able to make an excellent showing in a social way for we have had several enjoyable parties, especially the Halloween masquerade in which the faculty took an interesting part, helping the pupils to get better acquainted and to enjoy themselves.

     We Freshman are aiming at a great many targets, all of them mounted in the most attractive style, but we can tell later how near each one of us comes to the bull's-eye. Whether we win or lose in these different phases of life, it is better to aim at a thing and miss it than to aim at nothing and hit the mark.

     Masters of music, oratory, literature and athletics have proclaimed that "Perseverance is the price of success" but we as Freshman of the Mount Ayr High have chosen a motto which has a more lofty aim, and if carried out will bring success to each one of us, viz, "Excelsior."

Top row: (Left to right) Clemons, Ketch, Denny, Sullivan.
Middle row: Long, Jagger, Timby, Duncan.
Bottom row: McCandless, Goodwin, Sconce, Williams, Poor.

MINNIE CLEMONS -- "Looking for some one to tease."
CLIVE KETCH -- "A joker of the old school."
CLARA DENNY -- "Mable's chum."
RUBY SULLIVAN -- "She likes the Irish too."
BLANCHE LONG -- "Just a little fun."
VERA JAGGER -- "Same as 'Bun.'"
SUSIE TIMBY -- "Oh, you kid."
GRACE DUNCAN -- "Oh, those dimples."
LOREN McCANDLESS -- "Chick."
MARIE GOODWIN -- "He's a dandy, that boy is."
BELLE SCONCE -- "Oh! Beat it."
CARROLL WILLIAMS -- "Let's see."
JOHN POORE -- "Not as I know of."

Top row: (Left to right) Dille, Tennant, Keating, Holden, Moore.
Middle row: Main, Williams, Trimble, Buck, Rhoades.
Bottom row: Irving, Haley, Spencer, Main, Gleason, Moore.

ELMA DILLE -- "Small of stature but broad of mind."
GLADYS TENNANT -- "Oh! those boys."
FRANK KEATING -- "Pete."
IRMA HOLDEN -- "Quiet and courteous."
MARIE MOORE -- "Graceful in action."
HOMER MAIN -- "I'm the 'main' one."
IRENE WILLIAMS -- "At home on the stage as a reader."
HARRY TRIMBLE -- "Oh, hum, Harry."
WALLACE BUCK -- "Quit your 'hogging' that table."
SAMMIE RHOADES --"Nothing to say."
GEORGE IRVING -- "I don't know what to say."
OTTO HALEY -- "What you 'bean' doing."
AVIS SPENCER -- "Oh, you measly crowd."
BERNICE MAIN -- "Remember the 'Maine.'"
HELYN GLEASON -- "Shakespeare."
HARROLD MOORE -- "Good-bye, Goodie."

Top row: (Left to right) Carson, Wooster, Galloway.
Middle row: Schlapia, Lamphere, Birnley, Tracy.
Bottom row: Carter, Saltzman, Chance, Reynard, Roberts.

DWIGHT CARSON -- "Come Kitty."
RUTH WOOSTER -- "She's a booster."
EVERETT GALLOWAY -- "Just ask me."
EMERY SCHLAPIA -- "Fade away."
VERA LAMPHERE -- "A dandy good chum."
DONALD BIRNLEY -- "A good shot -- with paper wads."
MARY TRACY -- "Take your gum out and put your feet in."
RUTH CARTER -- "Well, I should smile."
CLYDE SALTZMAN -- "Oh, you little darling."
NELLIE CHANCE -- "Fair as the angels -- ask her."
JOHN REYNARD -- "Pound of coffee and a sack of flour."
REBA ROBERTS -- "Will I go? Good-bye."

Top row: (Left to right) Stephenson, Darrow, Stroble.
Middle row: Camp, Shafer, Hickerson, Smith.
Bottom row: Rogers, Main, Sawyer, Wright, Prentis.

PAULINE STEPHENSON -- "Mack's a dandy, too."
ROGER DARROW -- "Well, I'll tell you."
MINNIE STROBLE -- "Just listen to her sing."
LUCILE CAMP -- "A little dark eyed maid."
MABLE SHAFER -- "Always with Clara."
RAYMOND HICKERSON -- "Teacher's pet (?)."
WELDON SMITH -- "Cotton."
LAURA ROGERS -- "Satisfied."
ALTA MAIN -- "I like red dresses."
ERNEST SAWYER -- "A young sport."
STELLA WRIGHT -- "Well, I guess not."
X. PRENTIS -- "Of '('X-tra)' good quality."

The classes have each been taken
And each has been given its "say,"
And now dear reader we'll leave them
And untroubled pass on our way.
But in leaving we hope and trust
That of these classes you'll try
To form a more favorable opinion
Than you had before they came by.
So good-bye to each of the classes
The three for another short year;
But to the fourth good-bye for ever
Thee ne'er will be another so dear.

Alumni

     The members of the Mount Ayr high school alumni may be found in all parts of the United States, in almost every know occupation and in all the walks of life. But they are all "making good" in the world. They are a credit to the community in which they secured their preliminary education.

     We hope that when this book, the first volume of the AYRIAN, falls into their hands they will think for one short moment over the now gone but not forgotten past and live again the happiest days of their life, their high school days.

     Gaining information concerning so many people was a difficult task, but we give below as correctly as possible the names, addresses, and occupations of the people graduated from the high school since the very beginning. Those whose addresses could not be found receive mention anyway.

Following are the names: (Those marked * are married).

NAME - OCCUPATION ADDRESS
 
1884 - John H. Richardson
Superintendent
 
Lore Laughlin-Richardson, teacher. . . . . . . .Marshalltown, Iowa
 
1886 - John H. Richardson
Superintendent
 
Loren Henry, lawyer. . . . . . . .Gallup, New Mexico
Nora White-Isbell  
Mary Tedford-Spence. . . . . . . .El Paso, Texas
Lula Wilson-Bolton. . . . . . . .Paxton, Kansas
Debbie Bastow. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Avis Parsons-Rose. . . . . . . .Wahoo, Nebraska
 
1887
 
Iowa Henry-Jennings. . . . . . . .Wewoka, Oklahoma
Grant Ross (Deceased)  
Nannie Rabl-Smith. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Mary Andrews. . . . . . . .Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Anna Beard-Lawhead. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Louise DeBols  
 
1888
 
Ada Price-Lee. . . . . . . .Othello, Washington
Belle Lawhead-Buchanan. . . . . . . .Welda, Kansas
Fannie Nichol, bookstore. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
 
1889 - J. W. Wilkerson
Superintendent
 
Kate Wilkerson-Wright. . . . . . . .Middletown, New York
Olla Beard-Sellards. . . . . . . .Lordsburg, New Mexico
Albert Sellards (Deceased) (?)  
* Howard McMaster, tailor. . . . . . . .Moberly, Missouri
* Edward Wall, grocer. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Grace Overroker-Wilson  
* Ora Rider, lawyer. . . . . . . .Vinita, Oklahoma
Lucy Mount  
* Walter Beall, editor. . . . . . . .West Union, Iowa
John McClurg (Deceased)  
NAME - OCCUPATION ADDRESS
 
1890
 
Esther Lesan-Hoffman. . . . . . . .Courtenay, North Dakota
Alice Bastow, milliner. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Clarence Dunning (Deceased)  
Minnie Haymond-Neely. . . . . . . .San Antonio, Texas
Ella Ellis-Guymman  
* George H. Rains, traveling salesman. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
 
1891
 
Lillie Woodmansee  
* Roy Sullivan, telephone lineman. . . . . . . .Chicago, Illinois
* Shane Duncan, telegrapher. . . . . . . .Riceville, Iowa
Mable Henry (Deceased)  
* Otto Horne, farmer. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Luther Wall, physician. . . . . . . .Alief, Texas
 
1892
 
Lloyd Tally, real estate. . . . . . . .Winterset, Iowa
Alta Payne-Shepherd. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Pearl Fry-Holden. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Jennie Preston-Dunning  
Cora Dewey  
Clifford Berkey, Larkin Company. . . . . . . .Buffalo, New York
Lizzie Hogue-Milligan. . . . . . . .Aberdeen, South Dakota
Gertrude Stephens-Rains. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Maude Spence. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Jennie Henry-Faris. . . . . . . .El Reno, Oklahoma
 
1893
 
Eva Price-Adams, housekeeper. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Ann Currie, teacher. . . . . . . .Chico, California
Susie Johnson-Goble. . . . . . . .York, Nebraska
Mamie McMaster-Waugh. . . . . . . .Tarkio, Missouri
Ralph Merrill, mechanic. . . . . . . .King City, Missouri
Sue Neely-Lesan. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Edith Keller-White (Deceased)  
Maude Tally-Beal. . . . . . . .West Union, Iowa
Nellie Mount-Nichols. . . . . . . .El Centro, California
Nat Rider (Deceased) 
Grace Nye-Burlingame, stenographer. . . . . . . .Des Moines, Iowa
 
1894
 
Myrtle Baldwin, teacher. . . . . . . .Camas, Montana
H. C. Beard, lawyer. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Cora Kippe-Smith. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
* Homer A. Fuller, lawyer. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Anna Todd, teacher. . . . . . . .Fort Wayne, Indiana
Pearl Roby-Wentz. . . . . . . .Folson City, California
Mary Knox-Harvey. . . . . . . .Clearfield, Iowa
 
1895
 
Bernice Holland-Ballou (Deceased)  
Edna Henry (Deceased)  
Arthur Dunning, farmer. . . . . . . .Valley City, North Dakota
Fannie Denny-Higgs. . . . . . . .University Park, Iowa
Guy Shrimplin, auto agent. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Della Evans-Reger. . . . . . . .Wichita, Kansas
Laura Dunning-McCoy. . . . . . . .Indianola, Iowa
Stella Clark, teacher. . . . . . . .Monroe, Iowa
Ernest Ewan (Deceased)  
* James Soles, architect. . . . . . . .Juneau, Alaska
Nell Price-Irving. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Walter Berkey, traveling salesman. . . . . . . .Humeston, Iowa
Bert Talley, printer. . . . . . . .St. Louis, Missouri
Frank Everett. . . . . . . .California
Edie Henderson-Campbell. . . . . . . .West Liberty, Iowa
Mamie Hayes-Wadley. . . . . . . .Maryville, Missouri
Anna Burk-Howdle. . . . . . . .Long Beach, California
* Mass Campbell, mail clerk. . . . . . . .West Liberty, Iowa
Etta Rogers (Deceased)  
 
1896 - J. Evertte Smith
Superintendent
 
James W. Beard, mechanic. . . . . . . .St. Joseph, Missouri
* Linden Bement, farmer. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Martha Irwin, teacher. . . . . . . .Portland, Oregon
Lula Huffman-Houston. . . . . . . .Newkirk, Oklahoma
Jane Chance-Crisco. . . . . . . .Creston, Iowa
Villa Whitaker, milliner. . . . . . . .North Platte, Nebraska
Lula Robinson-Saltzman. . . . . . . .Benton Harbor, Michigan
John Smith  
George Hickerson, clerk. . . . . . . .New York City
Edith Todd-Hughes. . . . . . . .Des Moines, Iowa
Etta Case-Ferber. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Ora Whitaker-Shiller  
Alice Spence-Ingram. . . . . . . .Roswell, New Mexico
Louie Been  
 
1897
 
* Earl K. Allyn, farmer. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
* Charles G. Shane, real estate agent. . . . . . . .Durant, Oklahoma
Jane E. Turner, teacher. . . . . . . .Webb, Iowa
Edith Lila Bickett, teacher. . . . . . . .Marshalltown, Iowa
Mary Gorsuch-Brown. . . . . . . .Lamoni, Iowa
* Rodney Berkey, clerk. . . . . . . .Kellerton, Iowa
Eula V. Entsminger. . . . . . . .Kniffen, Iowa
Charra Carrie-Dirks. . . . . . . .Fort Worth, Texas
Anna Duncan-Beard. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Ida Collins-Ashenhurst. . . . . . . .Rosine, Minnesota
Carrie Case-Rogers. . . . . . . .Toronto, Iowa
* Boyd Rogers, carpenter. . . . . . . .Seattle, Washington
* Homer D. Wright, lumber camp. . . . . . . .Cohassett, Minnesota
Margaret Gibbony. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
 
1898, J. H. Carter
Superintendent
 
Alice Shriver-Landis. . . . . . . .Sullivan, Ohio
Sadie Long-Flynn, china painter. . . . . . . .St. Joseph, Missouri
John Todd, railroad conductor. . . . . . . .Pokataw
Ralph Martin  
Clyde Putnam, lawyer. . . . . . . .Iowa City, Iowa
Julia Johnson  
* Walter Scott, banker. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
* Lyle Dunning, dentist. . . . . . . .Ottumwa, Iowa
Edgar Arnett, clerk. . . . . . . .Spokane, Washington
* Floyd Patterson, bookkeeper. . . . . . . .Denver, Colorado
Owen Schock, real estate. . . . . . . .Moscow, Idaho
* Ed Faris, medicine salesman. . . . . . . .Lincoln, Nebraska
Clyde Imus, farmer. . . . . . . .Washington
Corwin Gander. . . . . . . .Kansas City, Missouri
John Beard (Deceased)  
George Tway  
 
1899, L. H. Mans
Superintendent
 
Ora Hunter, post office clerk. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Pearl Evans-Bowen. . . . . . . .Wichita, Kansas
Susan Scott-Clark. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Charles Turner (Deceased)  
Curtis Hass, clerk. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
* Doyle Hadley. . . . . . . .Provo, Utah
Nina Saville, clerk. . . . . . . .Redding, Iowa
Hugh Bement (Deceased)  
Edith Calhoun-Schmiere. . . . . . . .Austin, Illinois
Alice Zwick-Williams. . . . . . . .Austin, Texas
Jessie Toothaker (Deceased)  
NAME - OCCUPATION ADDRESS
 
1900, L. H. Mans
Superintendent
 
Ross Campbell, physician. . . . . . . .Moberly, Missouri
* Merle Askren, lawyer. . . . . . . .Seattle, Washington
Edna McQuigg, deputy county treasurer. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
* Mamie Hern. . . . . . . .Oklahoma
Annie Miller-Smith. . . . . . . .Poplar Bluffs, Missouri
Marjory Dowling-Freeland. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Robert Askren, painter. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Maude McQuigg. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
* Dee Case. . . . . . . .Coffee, Missouri
Katherine Hunter, teacher. . . . . . . .St. Louis, Missouri
* Howard Lesan, farmer. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
* Gertrude Preston, clerk. . . . . . . .Denver, Colorado
 
1901, Adam Pickett
Superintendent
 
Ethel Dunning-Judson. . . . . . . .Redfield, Iowa
Therma Finley-Nelson. . . . . . . .Kirkman, Iowa
Jessie Shrimplin-Dalton. . . . . . . .Warsaw, Indiana
Nona Finley, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Carrie Palmer (Deceased)  
Fern Critchfield-Spurrier. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Minnie Wall-Wall. . . . . . . .Rockwell City, Iowa
Robert Wright  
Clifford Imus. . . . . . . .Washington
Bertha Beard-Burgess. . . . . . . .Mondamin, Iowa
John Faris (Deceased)  
Nora Talley, printer. . . . . . . .West Union, Iowa
Clinton Imus. . . . . . . .Washington
Mattie Miles  
 
1902, Adam Pickett
Superintendent
 
* Ora Anderson. . . . . . . .Los Angeles, California
Anna Lineburg, deputy county recorder. . . . . . . .Akron, Ohio
John McCord, miner. . . . . . . .Fairbanks, Alaska
Florence Snyder-Patterson. . . . . . . .New Hampton, Iowa
Jessie Tway-Smith. . . . . . . .Springfield, Missouri
Ethel Wilkinson-Toombs. . . . . . . .Des Moines, Iowa
Maude Henderson, bank clerk. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Karr Lesan, lumberman. . . . . . . .San Pedro, California
Floy A. Reed, Principal H. S. . . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Lillie Tennant, teacher. . . . . . . .Marshalltown, Iowa
* Frank Willey, teacher. . . . . . . .Central City, Iowa
Tracy Wilson (Deceased)  
 
1903, Adam Pickett
Superintendent
 
* Elton Allyn, fruit grower. . . . . . . .Haines City, Florida
Vera Ingram-Mott. . . . . . . .Grand Junction, Iowa
Harry Liggett, post office clerk. . . . . . . .Des Moines, Iowa
Linden H. Berkey. . . . . . . .Buffalo, New York
Wilbur Kirby. . . . . . . .Buffalo, New York
Jennie Marsh  
Louise Askren, teacher. . . . . . . .Marshalltown, Iowa
Bert Lesan (Deceased  
Wilbur Scott, county treasurer. . . . . . . .Depree, South Dakota
Donna May Lewis  
Lydia Wall, teacher. . . . . . . .Des Moines, Iowa
Clyde Clark, minister  
 
1904
 
* Clair Allyn, bank clerk. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Fern Beard, teacher. . . . . . . .Waterloo, Iowa
John Bickett, clerk. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
* Willie Calfee, minister. . . . . . . .Colorado
Paul Calhoun, minister. . . . . . . .Chicago, Illinois
Roy Caston, fruit farmer. . . . . . . .Opportunity, Washington
Lena Dunning-Kirby. . . . . . . .Buffalo, New York
Lora Hadley, student. . . . . . . .Iowa City, Iowa
Sol Miles, engineer. . . . . . . .Montana
Blanch Porter, teacher. . . . . . . .Marshalltown, Iowa
Jessie Sawyer, professor. . . . . . . .Oregon
Theo Vedder-Evans. . . . . . . .Salt Lake City, Utah
Helen Baker, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Verna Billings. . . . . . . .Montana
 
1905
 
Howard Calfee  
Esther Snyder. . . . . . . .Shawnee, Oklahoma
Maggie Beard, teacher. . . . . . . .Webb, Iowa
Perry Ellis, farmer. . . . . . . .Timber Lake, South Dakota
George Galloway, lumberman. . . . . . . .Creston, Iowa
* George Malone, insurance agent. . . . . . . .Greenfield, Iowa
Joe McQuigg, farmer. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Lura Poor-Holden. . . . . . . .Cedar Rapids, Iowa
* Ray Simpson. . . . . . . .Kansas
Clarence Ream. . . . . . . .Kansas
 
1906
 
Bessie Halterman-Corbit. . . . . . . .Sheldon, Iowa
Hattie Anderson-Allyn. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr Iowa
Mary Burke-Porter. . . . . . . .Long Beach, California
Lula Carmichael, printer. . . . . . . .Los Angeles, California
Francis Fuller, lawyer. . . . . . . .Creston, Iowa
* Orville Fender, bookkeeper. . . . . . . .Omaha, Nebraska
James Gammon, student. . . . . . . .Iowa City, Iowa
Charles Henderson, teacher. . . . . . . .Casey, Iowa
* Roe Lesan, printer. . . . . . . .Armstrong, Iowa
Glen Miles  
Carrie Norris, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Ethel Paulin, teacher. . . . . . . .Sioux City, Iowa
Perle Poor-Maple. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Myrtle Parker, teacher. . . . . . . .Clarinda, Iowa
Elva Thompson, teacher. . . . . . . .Jud, North Dakota
 
1907, Adam Pickett
Superintendent
 
Bessie Beard, teacher. . . . . . . .Waterloo, Iowa
Leone Stringham, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Ethel Shrimplin-Quillian. . . . . . . .Streator, Illinois
* Roy Wilkinson, farmer. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Charles Wilson. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Richard Lontzenhiser, superintendent schools. . . . . . . .Blockton, Iowa
 
1908, J. M. Pierce
Superintendent
 
* Clinton Allyn, bank clerk. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Arla Dunning-Hall. . . . . . . .Oswego, Kansas
Harry Ellis, mechanic. . . . . . . .Centerville, Iowa
Susie Finley, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Harry Fuller, student. . . . . . . .Iowa City, Iowa
Grant Hayes, grain dealer. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
* Charles Horne, lumberman. . . . . . . .Redding, Iowa
Mable Jones, teacher. . . . . . . .Valley City, North Dakota
Charles Reger, piano salesman. . . . . . . .Albuquerque, New Mexico
William Reger, railroad employee. . . . . . . .Salt Lake City, Utah
Paul Spurrier, grocer. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Mable Snedaker, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Mae Moore-Ingram. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
 
1909, George P. Koebel
Superintendent
 
Luther Bonham, farmer. . . . . . . .Mound City, Missouri
Mamie Ellis-Wheeler. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Clarence Hollopeter, P.O. clerk. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Clara Long-Wilkinson. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Lily Malone-Rush. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Arlo Moore, farmer. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Pearl Robinson, city librarian. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Howard Snedaker, electrician. . . . . . . .Logan, Utah
Della Turner, student. . . . . . . .Cedar Falls, Iowa
Florence Tennant, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Stanton Tennant, printer. . . . . . . .Grundy Center, Iowa
Edna Wolfe-Haviland. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
NAME - OCCUPATION ADDRESS
 
1910, George P. Koebel
Superintendent
 
* Clarence Spence, farmer. . . . . . . .Diagonal, Iowa
Fern Anderson. . . . . . . .Julian, Montana
Lena Saltzman-Anderson. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Eva Barclay-McClurg. . . . . . . .Cambria, Iowa
Hazel Bastow-Morris. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
* Earl Beall, motorman. . . . . . . .Los Angeles, California
Ruth Berkey. . . . . . . .Buffalo, New York
Ivor Malone, salesman. . . . . . . .Ottumwa, Iowa
Mary Maxwell, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Irene Wilkerson-Maloy. . . . . . . .Redding, Iowa
Norborne Crowell, student. . . . . . . .Des Moines, Iowa
Marguerite Hardaway, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Erland Weld  
 
1911, E. T. Shepherd
Superintendent
 
Burrus Beard, student. . . . . . . .Des Moines, Iowa
Clifford Hanks. . . . . . . .Chicago, Illinois
Lena Ogden, student. . . . . . . .Monmouth, Illinois
Zoe Spurrier, clerk. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Carroll Spurrier, printer. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Lova Thompson, clerk. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Frank Wilson, student. . . . . . . .Iowa City, Iowa
Lester Wright, bookkeeper. . . . . . . .Des Moines, Iowa
Elsie Holloway, teacher. . . . . . . .Delphos, Iowa
Rex Lawhead, teacher. . . . . . . .College Springs, Iowa
Edna Laird. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
 
1912, W. H. Fasold
Superintendent
 
Nellie Claver, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Lois Parker, nurse. . . . . . . .Clarinda, Iowa
Zella Campbell, deputy county recorder. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Lora Case, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Mary Clayton, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Bernice Drake-Gray. . . . . . . .Kellerton, Iowa
Vernon Drake, student. . . . . . . .Indianola, Iowa
Asa Huggins, clerk. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Harry Laird, student. . . . . . . .Des Moines, Iowa
Bessie Long, student. . . . . . . .Indianola, Iowa
Vera Long-Beall. . . . . . . .Los Angeles, California
Gladys Lynch, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Jennie Maple, deputy county clerk. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
William May, student. . . . . . . .Indianola, Iowa
Vera Merritt, student. . . . . . . .Indianola, Iowa
Vesta Merritt, student. . . . . . . .Indianola, Iowa
Elma Pearson-Knight. . . . . . . .Kellerton, Iowa
Ruth Porter, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Mary Reger, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Don W. Shroyer, clerk. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Anna Snethen-Dugan. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Perry Stephenson, farmer. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Cleo Sullivan-Agee. . . . . . . .Benton, Iowa
Ada Thompson, student. . . . . . . .Des Moines, Iowa
Mae Warrick, student. . . . . . . .Indianola, Iowa
Edward Willey, news stand. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Louise Hall, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
 
1913, W. H. Fasold
Superintendent
 
Fred Stephenson, clerk. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Georgia Allyn, student. . . . . . . .Indianola, Iowa
Edna Freeland, teacher. . . . . . . .Athelston, Iowa
Harry Hull, abstractor. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Maurice Keating, graduate student. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
James Lawhead, student. . . . . . . .Sterling, Kansas
Isabelle Millsap, student. . . . . . . .Mt. Vernon, Iowa
Edna Reynard, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Jerome Reynolds, clerk. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Blanche Richards, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Dorothy Ross, student. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Marguerite Snedaker, graduate student. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Edith Walter, teacher. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Mary Wolf, clerk. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Millard Holden, farmer. . . . . . . .Mt. Ayr, Iowa

Program of the Commencement Exercises
of Class of 1913

Piano duet. . . . . . . .Georgia Allyn and Mary Wolf
Invocation. . . . . . . .Reverend L. C. Swan
Class poem. . . . . . . .Charles W. Jennings
Trio
 
. . . . . . . .Mary Wolf, Edna Reynard
and Marguerite Snedaker
Oration. . . . . . . .Fred W. Stephenson
Pianologue. . . . . . . .Edna Freeland
Reading. . . . . . . .Jerome Reynolds
 
Class Song
 
Class History. . . . . . . .James B. Lawhead
Male quartet
 
. . . . . . . .Harry Hull, James Lawhead,
Maurice Keating and Jerome Reynolds
Reading. . . . . . . .Edith Walter and Dorothy Ross
Piano solo. . . . . . . .Georgia Allyn
Oration. . . . . . . .Millard Holden
Reading. . . . . . . .Isabelle Millsap
Ladies' quartet
 
. . . . . . . .Mary Wolf, Edna Reynard,
Marguerite Snedaker and Blanch Richards
Presentation of class. . . . . . . .Superintendent W. H. Fasold
Awarding of Diplomas. . . . . . . .President George S. Allyn
 
Class Song
 
Salutatorian of class. . . . . . . .Millard Holden
Valedictorian of class. . . . . . . .Isabelle Millsap

Former Faculties

     1909-1910
Supt. George P. Koebel.
Principal Mary McClain, Latin.
Jane Turner, English.
Floy A. Reed, Mathematics.
Mable Reed, Music and Drawing.
 
     1910-1911
Supt. E. T. Shepherd.
Principal, Mary McClain, Latin.
Jane Turner, English.
Floy A. Reed, Mathematics and German.
Roy Messena, Science.
Mable Reed, Music and Drawing.
 
     1911-1912
Supt. W. H. Fasold.
Principal Edna M. Harer, Latin.
Martha Owen, English.
Georgia Steward, Mathematics.
Floy A. Reed, German and History.
Mable Reed, Music and Drawing.
 
     1912-1913
Supt. W. H. Fasold.
Martha Owen, English.
Mary Anderson, Latin.
Georgia Stewart, Mathematics.

     The history of organized literary in our school dates back to the fall of 1909. That fall two societies were organized, the Lowell and Longfellow. Although these societies were well supported and their value recognized no societies were organized the following fall. But the next fall the idea was again carried out. The societies then organized were called the Kallonian and the Kappa Theta. It was in these societies that the graduating class of '14 received their first high school literary training. Both societies were very successful, well supported and well managed, but they were not reorganized the next year owing to the unfavorable conditions, the school being held in the different empty buildings around the square while the new building was being constructed.

     But this year shortly after school convened in the fall the subject of organizing literary societies was brought up before the school and received such support that two societies were organized and named the Montrose and the Orio. Each society contained, on organizing, forty-seven members, but several have joined since then.

     The first program was given by the Orio society. This program was well attended as have been all the other programs. The next program was, of course, given by the Montrose society. It was at this program that the mock debate mentioned in another place was given.

     Programs are given every two weeks and are varied and highly entertaining. They are made up of declamations, debates, book reviews, recitations, various musical features, and papers on interesting and instructive subjects of the day. Both societies united in giving the "Joint Debate and Literary Program," given the evening of the twentieth of March for the benefit of the AYRIAN.

Montrose Literary Society

Top row: Galloway, Horne, Maxwell, Johnston, Denny, Ketch.
Second row: Hickerson, Long, Jagger, Darrow, Goodwin, Dille, Lamphaere, Gleason.
Third row: Keating, Carter, Bennett, Clemons, Laughlin, Gleason.
Bottom row: Moore, Holden, Kirby.

 
OFFICERS
First Semester
 
President. . . . . . . .
Floyd Davis
Vice President. . . . . . . .
Alice Maxwell
Secretary. . . . . . . .
Grace Darrow

The Montrose Literary Society

Top row: Rhoades, Smith, Simpson, Spurrier, Holloway.
Second row: Trimble, Shafer, Poore, Reger, Hoover, Tracy, Wright, Moore.
Third row: Reger, Irving, Stranahan, Stoher, Hannelly, Wood.
Bottom row: Wright, Wyler, Shroyer.

 
OFFICERS
Second Semester
 
President. . . . . . . .
Harry Spurrier
Vice President. . . . . . . .
Mary Tracy
Secretary. . . . . . . .
Grace Darrow

The Orio Literary Society

Top row: Stuck, Stephenson, Main, Tennant, Prentis, Wyler.
Second row: Tennant, Stephenson, Stroble, Williams, Robinson, Stedman.
Third row: Rogers, Tennant, Timby, Thompson, White, Roberts, Sawyer.
Bottom row: Williams, Stuck, Spence, Sconce.

 
OFFICERS
First Semester
 
President. . . . . . . .
Gladys Thompson
Vice President. . . . . . . .
Cloyd Drake
Secretary. . . . . . . .
Murice White

The Orio Literary Society

Top row: Darrow, Drake, Kelley, Harrold, Keating.
Second row: Haley, Beasley, Chance, Kelsey, Merritt, Ballew, Moore, Kidney, Hickerson.
Third row: Buck, Greenman, Havely, Bevington, McAninch, Lorimer, Garard..
Bottom row: Main, Chance, Johnston, Buck.

 
OFFICERS
Second Semester
 
President. . . . . . . .
Ebon McAninch
Vice President. . . . . . . .
Cloyd Drake
Secretary. . . . . . . .
Bernice Bevington

County High School Declamatory Contest

     Miss Gladys Merritt won the highest honor of the year in the line of public reading or speaking when she won the first place in the county high school declamatory contest. Miss Merritt recited the piece, "Poe's Raven in an Elevator." There were three other contestants in the contest which was held in the high school auditorium Saturday evening, December 19, 1913.

High School Orchestra

Top Row --- Timby, Teale, Hart, Stoher.
Bottom Roe -- Hickerson, Hoover, White.

THE INSTRUMENTATION AND THE MEMBERS

Miss Hart, Directress.
     "Well, children, turn to the next piece."
Elva Hoover, Pianist.
     "I came just as soon as I could."
Susie Timby, Violin.
     "All right; let's play."
Murice White, Violin.
     "Wait, I have a broken string."
Glen Stoher, Clarinet.
     "Oh, no, don't play that one."
Mel Hickerson, Cornet.
     "Why, where I played last summer, we ----" etc. etc.
Vere Teale, Baritone.
     "That is sure tough luck."

     The Choruses of the Mount Ayr High School have been making fine progress since the beginning of the school term. Last year on account of the crowded condition of the schools, owing to the construction of the new building, a music class was not organized. This fact made it rather difficult to take up the usual work of the classes at once. The students who enrolled for music at the beginning of the term were divided into two divisions, one reciting in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Mixed choruses, part songs, codas, and familiar songs are sung. However, singing is not the only thing that the class does, for about one day of each week is devoted to theory work. Thus the pupils who come from the country are given a chance to learn about the theory work. Out of the hundred and forty pupils enrolled in the high school about sixty-five of them take the music course. A credit is awarded the student who takes two full years' work and two of these credits are allowed to make up the thirty-two points necessary for graduation. The music classes of the Mount Ayr High School have always been good and this year's classes are fully up to the standard.

     In the near future we hope to have more in the way of musical organizations. Possibly a high school band, or more certainly a boys' and girls' glee club, quartets or other progressive organizations. And we can and will have these marks of refinement if everyone will do his part, if all concerned will boost.

Wearers of the Monogram

Ebon McAninch
     William Kelley
          Floyd Davis
               Roe Main
                    Harry Spurrier
                         Ernest Tennant
                              Gladys Thompson
                                   Grace Darrow
                                        Georgia Reger
                                             Miss Anderson, Coach (girls)
                                                  N. E. Schupbach, Coach (boys)
                                                       Glen Stoher

Athletic Association

Officers First Semester

Superintendent Fasold. . . . . . . .
President
Miss Anderson. . . . . . . .
Vice President
William Kelley. . . . . . . .
Secretary
Gladys Thompson. . . . . . . .
Treasurer
Miss Anderson. . . . . . . .
Coach (Girls)
N. E. Schupbach. . . . . . . .
Coach (Boys)

   :  Owing to the fact that no Seniors were allowed to hold any office the second semester, William Kelley was not reelected secretary. Harry Spurrier was elected in his place. With this exception the officers for the second semester are the same as for the first.

OUR COACH

   :  The Mount Ayr High was very fortunate in securing the services of Mr. N. E. Schupbach as instructor in Science and Athletics in the school. Mr. Schupbach began his athletic career in Hiawatha, Kansas, Academy and for four years was active in football, basketball, and baseball in the Ottawa University. He came to us thoroughly equipped for his position, and to his efficient coaching we largely owe our success on floor and field during the season 1913-1914. He was a friend to all and positions on the team were awarded to the best men without favoritism. The Athletic Association extends to him much gratitude for his untiring labor and although it was his first year among us we hope it will not be his last.

Boys' Basketball

Havely, Main Stoher, E. Tennant, Davis, McAninch, M. Tennant, Spurrier, Kelley, Schpbach (Coach).

WHERE THEY PLAY
PORTER HAVELY, guard and forward.
ROE MAIN, guard.
GLEN STOHER, forward
ERNEST TENNANT, forward
FLOYD DAVIS, guard.
EBON McANINCH, forward.
MAURICE TENNANT, center and forward
HARRY SPURRIER, center.
WILLIAM KELLEY, forward and guard.

REVIEW OF THE SEASON

  Mount Ayr Opponents
Alumni Game. .. . . . .
25
 
10
Tingley at Mount Ayr. .. . . . .
22
 
20
Grant City at Mount Ayr. .. . . . .
29
 
17
Afton at Mount Ayr. .. . . . .
17
 
27
Osceola at Mount Ayr. .. . . . .
25
 
6
Humeston at Mount Ayr. .. . . . .
38
 
23
Tingley at Tingley. .. . . . .
31
 
30
Ellston at Mount Ayr. .. . . . .
47
 
12
Albany at Mount Ayr. .. . . . .
20
 
10
Lenox at Lenox. .. . . . .
29
 
38
Blockton at Mount Ayr. .. . . . .
49
 
4
Afton at Afton. .. . . . .
14
 
23
Lenox at Mount Ayr. .. . . . .
17
 
14
College Springs at Mount Ayr. .. . . . .
19
 
23

 

EBON McANINCH '14

Captain and right forward

   :  "Crack," a player of experience and ability, speedy, a hard fighter and a sure shot at the goal. Inclined to star and plays a spectacular game. He has played basketball for three years and is largely responsible for the high scores and many victories won by the blue and black.

ERNEST TENNANT '16

Left forward

   :  "Fat," although his first year in basketball, he showed exceptional qualifications, as being able to shake a guard and get a goal at a critical point. He will undoubtedly be one of our strong men next year.

WILLIAM KELLEY '14

Right guard

   :  "Bill," is another veteran in basketball and he is right there wherever he is placed. The coach finally settled him as guard, where his six foot two seldom failed to completely cover the opposing forward. His size and strength have been an asset to the team which will be seriously missed next year.

MAURICE TENNANT '15

Center-Forward

   :  "Brick," had the misfortune early in the season to get his shoulder dislocated. However, when in the game nothing daunted him. Was always on the move and always did his part in the games. Had particular ability when his "pep" was aroused.

FLOYD DAVIS

Left guard

   :  "Slim" started the season as guard and was one of the fastest men on the floor. Paternal objection and ill health caused him to drop basketball during the greater part of the season.

HARRY SPURRIER '16

Center

   :  "Heck" played center when somebody else didn't. He held them all from "Big Pete" down. Well over six feet tall he is seldom out jumped. He is a good fellow and in the remaining two years of his high school career will make a name for himself in athletics.

ROE MAIN

Left guard

   :  "Main" played guard the entire season. One of the hardest scraps on the team. He wouldn't let the ball stay in his territory and his man seldom connected with the coveted basket. Our guards have probably done as much toward making a successful season as have our goal getters.

GLEN STOHER

Left foward

   :  "Tacky," while a good player, "couldn't keep up with the crowd." He played the first part of the season, but had to yield his position to "Fat." Was a quick mover and did good work at the goals. Kept the team in good spirits.

PORTER HAVELY

Guard and forward

   :  "Porter" never saw a basketball until this year. From the very first showed exceptional ability and by faithful practicing soon made the team. But he was destined to lose his position for others, "pushed ahead" of him. Was a good guard and a skilled forward.

THE SCRUBS

   :  There are many who sit on the side lines or in the bleachers and applaud and praise the varsity team. But those who praise the scrubs, who give the best of their time and energy that the varsity team may bring victory and glory to the school are "few and far between." Often almost forgotten in the excitement and at best ill rewarded, they are worthy of the sincerest thanks and deepest gratitude. But remember you fellows with visions of basketball fame before you, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."

Girls' Basketball

Darrow, Stuck, Reger, Miss Anderson, R. Beasley, Thompson, E. Beasley.

THE TEAM
CENTERS
Georgia Reger -- The star player. Short by watch her get the ball.
Rhea Beasley -- Can put it over anyone 'cept "Goody."
FORWARDS
Gladys Thompson -- Little but, oh, my!
Gladys Stuck -- My hobby is a basket.
GUARDS
Grace Darrow -- Every ready, snappy and accurate.
Eva Beasley -- Say, you ought to see her play!

   :  Basketball takes the lead in girls' athletics in Mount Ayr, but since the gymnasium has been equipped there is a class in gymnastics and as soon as the weather permits the girls will play tennis. The basketball girls have always entered the game with a determination to win and the rooters have always stood behind them. This year the team has been a light one and some of the girls are new players, but due to the excellent training of our coach, Miss Anderson, and to the practice obtained with the other girls, the team has gained the reputation of being a fast one. On account of bad weather and unfavorable circumstances games with visiting teams have been few. However several good interclass games have been played. Chief among these were the High School-Alumni game, where the high school girls were victorious, and the Junior-High School game, in which the Juniors carried off the honors. Only two outside games were played, one with Grant City, Missouri, and one with Afton. In both games our girls were defeated, but nevertheless they held their opponents down so that the winning score was very small.

   :  All credit is not due to those who constitute the team, for they could not have become skilled players were it not for the faithful work of those who have not yet made the first team. Some of these are working well and will furnish excellent material for another year. M.E.B.

   :  LATER - The girls practiced indoor baseball in the gymnasium under the instruction of their coach, Miss Anderson. Many of the girls took part in the game new to the Mount Ayr girls.

A TRIBUTE TO OUR COACH

   :  This page would not be complete without a mention of our coach, Miss Anderson, for without her we can truly say there would be no girls' athletics in Mount Ayr. She has been our directress for two years and has proved a most faithful, patient and efficient one and is honored and respected by all the girls.

Baseball

   :  As the copy for the AYRIAN will go to the printer before the baseball season is hardly started, it is impossible to give more than a partial write-up on the subject. After a very successful basketball season most of the boys were in good condition physically, but felt the need of a rest, which owing to the unfavorable weather was granted them. Even then they were at noon along the "shady places" loosening up their arms. Finally a meeting of all those interested in baseball was called by the coach and about twenty-five boys signed up as willing to "try out" for the team. And as to who will play and where: Porter, that wonderful pitcher from Kellerton, will pitch; catcher lies between Homer Main and Troy Holloway. "Bill" will easily hold down the initial bag. Second is closely contested, but Spurrier has a good show for that place. Third base will without opposition go to Mac. Barney Horne will just as easily get to play short stop. In the field there are several good men trying for positions. Among there Carson, Main, Stoher, and Galloway are considered to be the most likely ones. But the truth concerning the baseball season this year we will leave for the 1916 AYRIAN to describe. Only this, "As good luck to them as the black and blue won in basketball, and better if possible."

1967 Ayrian courtesy of Shaun Hayse Kniep's 2016 Publications Class, Mount Ayr Community High School

Transcriptions by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2017


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