1915 BHS Tiger

 

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FOREWARD

In the year of 1915,
From the learning place of Beardstown
Goes a class, whose final efforts,
Are to sing the High School’s renown.

All our efforts, pleasures, victories,
Why, and when we have been leaders;
Our four years in verse and story
Have we pictured to you, readers.

To the Freshmen, Sophs and Juniors,
May our record prove a beacon;
For the graduates and old friends,
Oft a memory, sweet to dwell on.

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SUPT. H. G. RUSSELL

DEDICATION

To the man whose ready assistance,
patient endurance, unbiased judgment and
implicit faith in us, we dedicate this annual.

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FACULTY
Mr. H. G. Russell, Supt.
Mrs. H. G. Russell, Principal
Miss Elva J. Saunders
Miss Klea Cozzens
Miss Dorothy Winchell
Mr. J. C. Fielding
Miss Myra Hehner
Miss G. Conrad
Mr. George Springer
Mr. Waldo Drake
Miss Emma Yeck
Miss Ethel Rose
Mrs. W. G. Smith

 

Commercial Law
English
History – English
Science – English
Science – English
Science – History
German
German
Mathematics
Commercial
Manual Training – Domestic Art
Latin – English
Music

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SENIOR EDITORIAL

                The curtain rises with oppressive solemnity to the accompaniment of spirited music, and the class of 1915 make their first awkward appearance on the stage.  It is a hesitant and rather awkward lot of players that greet our gaze, but in spite of the stumbling and stuttering some rather remarkable feats are accomplished and the time hardened critics pass over the many failures of the first in expectation of a stronger second act.

                The scene now depicts the class as gay and care-free Sophomores.  Some changes are noticeable in the cast.  The ranks are a little thinner; some personalities a little more differentiated; while the acting is now imbued with decision and certainty.  The chill has passed the audience and they lean forward with enthusiasm as the next scene in the progress of the class is taken up.

                Responsibilities peculiar to the upper-class men period have left their mark upon the faces for the roles entrusted to their hands are of no mean nature, requiring keen interpretation and decisive judgment.  The leads are ably and adequately played by a few, and the minor parts assumed by the rest.

                The stage is now darkened, the music takes on a more faint and solemn strain and the curtain rises on the last act of this little drama of life.  The ranks are still more changed.  Here and there are unfamiliar faces, people lately added to the cast, yet among them we recognize the well remembered faces of those who played their parts faithfully and consistently throughout the four acts.  There is a noticeable change in the acting.  Wonderful adaptation is shown by many, and at times a strain of sadness, the proper touch is needed, permeates the lines as the players looked forward with sadness to the ending of the play.  There is a pause.  The last line is spoken and the actors reluctantly leave the stage to be seen no more.  The curtain descends slowly and the play is over.

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