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Vol. Ill June, 1922 No. 14 



DEDICATION 

To the citizens of Gainesville, 
tuhose generosity has made it 
possible for the Gainesville High 
School to complete the full nine 
months term, tue, the class of 
'22, gratefully dedicate this, the 
Senior issue of the Comet. 




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SENIOR COMET, '22 



STAFF 

Hazel Cubberly... Editor-in-Chief 

Frank Brumley ..Athletic Editor 

Sara Jenkins Literary Editor 

Cornelia Colson ..Society Editor 

Janice Parham ) . „,. 

y ..Art Editors 

William Cockrell \ 

Mary Lee Fowler Joke Editor 

Margaret Layton Business Manager 

Carlos Zetrouer Circulation Manager 



SENIOR COMET, '22 




Mascot 
Bill Buchholz 



Class Colors 
Green and White 



Class Flower 
White Rose 



Motto 
He Who Hesitates is Lost. 



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Frank W. Brumley 
President 

A tower of strength that stood 
four-square against all the winds 
that blew. 

Boys' Basketball '20, '21, "22, 
Mgr. '21 and '22; Baseball '21, '22 
Relay Team '20; "G" Club '20, '21 
'22; Track Team '20, '21, Capt. '22 
Cheer Leader '21, '22; Vice-Pres 
Junior Class; Pres. Senior Clas 
'22; All-State Basketball Team '22 
Jazz-Bo Sextet. 



Leon Samuel Baxley 
Vice-President 

A bold spirit in a loyal breast. 

Baseball '21, '22; Soccer Foot- 
ball "22; Dramatic Club; Glee Club; 
Tennis Club; Senior Basketball; 
Comet Staff '22; Asst. Mgr. Coun- 
try Store, Carnival '22; Vice-Pres. 
Senior Class '22. 



Cornelia Lucile Colson 
Secretary-Treasurer 

So unaffected, so composed a mind; 
So firm yet soft, so strong yet so 
refined. 

Student Council '19; Pres. Junior 
Class '21 ; Sec.-Treas. Class '22 ; 
Glee Club; Comet Staff "22; Society 
Editor Senior Comet '22; Joint Mgr. 
Kissing Booth, Carnival '22. 



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James Barco Bishop 

Mix'd reason with pleasure and 
wisdom with mirth. 

Phi Alpha Phi; "G" Club '19, 
'20, "21, "22; Football Team "IQ. '20. 
'21, '22; G. H. S. Quartet '20. "21. 
'22; Track Team '22; Pres. Glee 
Club '22; Mgr. Dog and Pony Show, 
Carnival '22. 





Hazel C 


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If 
If 


she will, 
depend 

she won't 
the end 


she will, 
on't; 

she won 

on't. 


and you may 
't. and that's 



Comet Staff '20. '21: Editor-in- 
Chief '22; Editor Senior Comet '22: 
Senior Basketball Team : Literary- 
Society '19; Sec. Dramatic Club. 



IMargaret Hill Layton 
Innocent-arch ; cunning-simple. 
Comet Staff '21 : Business Mgr. 

'22; Senior Basketball Team: Mgr. 

Senior Comet ; Chairman "Queen of 

Carnival" Contest "22. 



Sara Lucile Jenkixs 

A mind to know, a heart to love, 
and a will to do. 

Pres. Sophomore Class: Comet 
Staff "21, "22: Literaiy Editor Senior 
Comet; Dramatic Club. 



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William Garland Hiatt 

Serene, resolute, still, calm and 
self possessed. 

Tennis Club '21, '22; Senior Ten- 
nis Champion; Mgr. Devil's Dun- 
geon, Carnival '22. 



Martha Florede Harris 

She's the peaceablest, patientiest, 
best tempered soul in the world. 

Literary Society '19; Glee Club 
'20, '22; Chairman Waffle Booth, 
Carnival "22. 



Frances Mary Lee Fowler 

A smile for all, a greeting glad — 
An amiable, jolly way she had. 

Capt. Girls' Basketball Team '20: 
Mgr. Girls' Basketball Team "21; 
"G" Club '20, '21. "22; Girls' Basket- 
ball Team '22; Lamba Sigma Sig- 
ma; Sec.-Treas. Glee Club '22; 
Capt. Junior Basketball Team; Se- 
nior Basketball Team; Chairman 
Candy Booth, Carnival '22. 



William David Cockrell 

So impatient, full of action, full 
of manly pride and friendship. 

Model Student Senior Stunt '22; 
:\Igr. Pony Booth, Carnival "22; Art 
Editor Senior Comet. 



SENIOR COMET, '22 




Bailey Finley Williamson. Jr. 

Of manners gentle, of affection 

mild, 
In wit a man. simplicity a child. 

Mgr. Ice Cream Booth, Carnival 
'22; Glee Club; Tennis Club; Se- 
nior Basketball Team. 



Lena Chancey 

"Tis not her beauty that charms 

one alone. 
Tis her mind, 'tis that language 

whose eloquent tone 
From the depths of the grave could 

revive one. 

Basketball Team "20. "21. "22: 
"G" Club '20, '21. '22; Vice-Pres. 
Sophomore Class; Tennis Cham- 
pionship Team '21; Sec.-Treas. 
Junior Class: Lamba Sigma Sigm^: 
Cheer Leader '21. '22; Captain 
Girls" Basketball Team "22; Glee 
Club: Senior Track Term. 



Mary Wood 

A soul so full of summei" warmth. 
So glad, so healthy, sound and clear 
and whole. 

Epsilon Lamba Sigm . Southern 
College: Joint ]\Igr. Kissing Booth. 
Carnival "22. 



Lolise Edwards 

The hand that made her fair hath 
made her good. 

Lamba Sigma Sigma : Comet 
Staff "21: Glee Club: Musical Com- 
edv Committee. Carnival "22. 



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JociE Lee Maddrey 

Wise to resolve, patient to per- 
form. 

Glee Club; Joint Manager Baby 
Booth, Carnival '22. 



Laurence Brownell Reed 

An affable and courteous gentle- 
man. 

Three years Boston Latin School. 



Mary Linnie Boothby 

Who can blot that name with 
any just reproach? 

Sec.-Treas. Class '20, Cedar 
Keys; Valedictorian '20, Cedar 
Keys; Cedar Keys Basketball Team 
"19, '20; Junior Basketball Team. 
G. H. S.; Senior Basketball Team. 



Max Pepper 

An intellect with force and skill, 
To strive, to fashion, and fulfill. 

Baseball Team '21, '22; "G"' 
Club '21, '22; Senior Basketball 
Team; Assistant Mgr. Dog and 
Pony Show, Carnival "22. 



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Ida Wimberly McDonald 

Had tongue at will, yet was never 
loud. 

Sophomore Baseball Team '20; 
Senior Track Team; Glee Club; 
Tea Room Committee, Carnival "22. 



Ora Almira Hiatt 

Here is a woman good without pre- 
tense. 

Blest with plain reason and with 
sober sense. 

Junior Basketball Team; Junior 
Baseball Team; Senior Basketball 
Team; Glee Club; Tea Room Com- 
mittee. Carnival "22, 



Margaret Crown 

She needs no eulogy, she speaks 
for herself. 

Junior Basketball Team; Senior 
Track Team; Mgr. Fortune Telling 
Booth, Carnival '22. 



BiRKETT Fry Jordan 

Passion and pride are to his soul un- 
known, 

Convinced that virtue only is our 
own. 

Baseball Team '21. "22; Track 
Team '22; Senior Baseball Team: 
"G" Club '21, '22: Dramatic Club; 
Pres. Tennis Club '22: Asst. -\Igr. 
DeviFs Dunseon. Carnival "22. 



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Frank Hubert Babers 

He would not flatter Neptune for 
his trident or Jove for his thunder. 

Manager Cold Drink Booth, Car- 
nival '22; Joint Puhlicity Agent for 
Football and Basketball '22. 



Viola Palmer Graves 

The simple beauty of a useful life 
that never dazzles and that never 
tires. 

Junior Basketball Team; Tennis 
Club "21, '22; Glee Club; Corona- 
tion Committee, Carnival '22. 



William Carlos Zetrouer 

The greatest honors are appointed 
for him if he can achieve them in 
the right and noble way. 

President Dramatic Club; Comet 
Staff '22; Senior Comet Staff; Man- 
ager Boys" Vodvil, Carnival '22; 
Glee Club. 



Fannie Cleone Cooper 

A soul as full of worth as void of 

pride, 
Which nothing seeks to know, or 

needs to hide. 

Cleo Literary Society '19. Mars 
Hill. N. C; Dramatic Club '20, 
Mars Hill, N. C; Junior Basket- 
ball Team; Glee Club; Fortune 
Telling Booth, Carnival '22. 



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Ernest Washington Lamons 

Talkest thou to me of ifs? 

Comet Staff '20; Advertising 
Manager Carnival '22; Joint Pub- 
licity Agent Football and Basket- 
ball '21, '22. 



Dorothy Edwards 

So with the world thy ways shall 
ever be an endless theme of praise 
and love. 

Dramatic Club; Glee Club; Cor- 
onation Committee, Carnival "22; 



Harriet Ethel Merritt 

A maid that hath no counterpart 
in life's dry, dog-eared pages. 

Literary Society '19; G. H. S. 
Orchestra '20; Tennis Club; Joint 
Manager Baby Booth, Carnival "22. 



Janice Parham 

Time will explain all ; 
She is a talker and needs no ques- 
tioning before she speaks. 

Glee Club; Waffle Booth Com- 
mittee. Carnival "22; Manager Pos- 
ter Committee '22; Art Editor 
Senior Comet. 



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Albert Heyward Davis 

Praise or dispraise is to him 
alike. 

Baseball Team '19, '20, '21 ; Scrub 
Football '20; Football Team '21; 
'"G" Club '21; Comet Staff '21; In- 
terclass Track '21. 



ZoRA Belle Prevatt 

The stars shall slacken in their 
places ere yet her tongue shall fail 
her. 

Junior Basketball Team; Junior 
Baseball Team; Tennis Club; Glee 
Club; Tea Room, Carnival '22. 



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SENIOR CARNIVAL 

The second annual Senior Carnival was held on Friday, May 5. It 
was a success in every way, and amply repaid the efforts of the class 
and the school as a whole. Every effort was made to improve the 
carnival of last year, and this was done. The good will of the people 
of the town was shown by the generous patronage enjoyed by the various 
attractions of the carnival and by the many valuable donations from 
the merchants. 

The attractions on the grounds opened at 4 o'clock, immediately 
after the return of the participants of the parade. After entering the 
gate the first thing to attract the attention of the patrons was the country 
store. Here a wide variety of articles was on sale. Most of the stock 
was contributed by the merchants of the town. 

The next thing in the line was the "Baby Show". Six of the classes 
were represented by babies. A contest was held for the most popular 
baby, and Thelma Boltin, Junior class entry, carried off the honors 
in this event. The babies from the various classes were as follows: 
Lucille Harris, fifth grade; Jane Graham, sixth grade; Winston Arnow, 
seventh grade; Johnny Saunder, eighth grade; Reba McMillan, Sopho- 
more class; Thelma Boltin, Junior class. 

Next was the "Shooting Gallery", where all of the "crack shots" of 
the community had a chance to win fame and fortune by knocking down 
the cats. 

Then came the "Chicken Coop", one of the most novel means of 
entertainment on the grounds. This feature was popular, especially 
with the young folks. 

Next in line was the "Circus". Mr, Irvine, a professional circus man, 
was kind enough to give his services to the class, and was present with 
a large number of trained dogs and ponies. Among them were a fortune- 
telling pony, high diving dogs, cake walking dogs, and many other 
animals which performed clever stunts. 

Next to the circus was the "Ice Cream and Candy Booth". Here 
cold drinks, ice cream cones, and many kinds of candy were on sale. A 
great deal of the credit for the success of this booth is due to those who 
made and contributed the candy. 

The next attractions were the Fortune Telling and Kissing Booths. At 
the first booth young ladies dressed as gypsies gave their patrons a 



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glimpse into the future. At the latter booth those who were expecting 
to receive a kiss from the attractive misses present were given a rude 
let-down when they learned that the "smacks" had been given by boys. 

After that came the "Tea Room", the place where the goodies 
abounded. All kinds of dainties were on sale here, including pies, cakes, 
candies, salads, sandwiches, tea, and so on. The eats were served bv 
pretty Japanese misses, and the service was superb. 

The last of the ground attractions was the "Devil's Dungeon". Many 
were the shivers experienced by those who were bold enough to brave 
the dangers of this place. 

At 4:30 an entertainment was given by the primarv grades, which 
was a credit to the little folks. At 7:00 a "Boys' Vaudeville" took place 
in the auditorium. This event was a great success and afforded much 
amusement. 

At 9:00 o'clock in the auditorium, selections from the musical com- 
edy, "Oh, Lady, Lady", were presented by a well chosen cast. The solo 
parts were well carried out by Miss Mary McCormick, Mr. Wm. Renfroe, 
Miss Mary Parker McCraw and Mr. Eugene Jones. The choruses, com- 
posed of high school boys and girls, scored quite a hit with the audience 
and were well applauded. 

For several clays previous to the carnival a contest had been held for 
Queen of the Carnival, each class having one nominee for this honor. 
The candidates were as follows: Mable Edwards, Senior; Catherine Davis, 
Junior; Dorothy McClamroch, Sophomore; Alyene Graves. Freshman. 
When the ballot box was opened at 8 o'clock on the night of the carnival, 
Miss Davis was found to have the largest nuinl^er of votes and was de- 
clared elected. At 9 p. m. the queen was crowned, an attractive Pierot 
and Pierette ceremony being held. The cast of characters for this event 
follows: Catherine Davis, Queen; Deveaux Vrooman. King; Joe Cawthon. 
Harlequin; Sara Jenkins, Pantaloon; Eleanor Bryant, the Clown: Joseph 
Waugh, Polishenel; Hazel Cubberly. Columbine. 

The carnival was a great success financiallv. The total profit realized 
was $430. Of this amount $300 was contributed by the class to the 
fund to make up the deficit in the school funds for the year 1921-1922. 

The class wishes to thank all who aided in the success of the carnival, 
either by actual work or by contributions. 



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JUNIOR-SENIOR PICNIC 

On Friday, the 12th of May, the members of the Junior Class de- 
lightfully entertained the members of the Senior Class with a picnic at 
Earlton Beach. 

Immediately after school a few truck loads and several cars full of 
happy, laughing students left the grounds of old G. H. S. for Earlton. 
The roads were found to be as bad as usual (which is very bad), but 
after what seemed several hours of threading our way over the snakelike 
roads we passed through the metropolis of Orange Heights. After wind- 
ing through the crowded business district of this city, where we found 
everything tied up on account of strikes, and bumping over some more 
rough roads, we finally arrived at Earlton Beach. 

After such a trying journey it is no small wonder upon arrival at 
the lake the waters proved the most attractive thing in sight. It took 
about one-half hour for everyone to get in the water, and for two 
hours water sports reigned supreme. While swimming and diving were 
enjoyed by many, the 75-foot slide was the thrill of the afternoon for 
most of us. 

Just before dark we came out of the water and prepared to eat the 
picnic supper the Juniors had provided for us. The Juniors were thor- 
ough in the preparation for this supper. Sandwiches, salad, fried chicken, 
pickles, cake, and lemonade were served in abundance. The Juniors 
may rest assured their labors were highly appreciated. 

After this repast all of us repaired to the pavilion, where we found 
the most excellent floor for dancing. After such a bountiful supper, 
however, dancing was too strenuous exercise for some of us, and instead 
of watching the dancers we listened to the call of the water. At length 
the temptation to go back into the water was too strong and some of the 
bravest had to yield. 

At about ten o'clock the crowd decided it was about time to be going 
home, as it would take some time to get there on account of the bad 
roads. 

Everyone who went on this picnic considers himself fortunate, and this 
occasion will ever remain a happy memory of the days at G. H. S. 



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MISS GRIER ENTERTAINS 

On Friday, the nineteenth of May, Miss Grier delightfully entertained 
the Seniors of the Science Department in the laboratory. The refresh- 
ments served were ice cream and Devil's food and layer cake. 

Those enjoying Miss Grier's hospitality were Misses Gladys Kelly, 
Janice Parham, Cleone Cooper, Jocie Maddrey, Ora Hiatt, Ida McDonald, 
Mary Linnie Boothby, Adlere Paslay, Margaret Crown. Elizabeth Harrold. 
Cornelia Colson and Messrs. Barco Bishop, Deveau \ rooman, Philip 
Vrooman, Garland Hiatt, Lawrence Reed, Frank Brumlev and Finlev 
Williamson. 



GLEE CLUB 

President Barco Bishop 

Vice-President.. Mary Parker McCr-\w 

Secretary-Treasurer.. Mary Lee Fowler 

Press Reporter Cornelia Colson 

For many years the Gainesville High School has felt the need of a 
Glee Club to develop the musical side of school life. The G. H. S. Glee 
Club was organized under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Brison 
of Community Service Inc., and continued under the direction of Mr. 
Charles Bennett. 

The Glee Club held enthusiastic meetings weekly and accomplished 
much in the limited time, even giving an impromptu concert in chapel 
and giving several selections between the acts of the community plays. 

With the excellent start the Club has made this year under the 
proper direction in the future it should become a part of the school 
life and contribute much to the social life of the student body. 



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VIA RADIO 

In the summer of 1930 I was connected with the U. S. Forestry 
service with headquarters in Colorado. One June day when I had come 
home for lunch and was going around the corner of my little cabin, whom 
should I run into but Finley Williamson! We were overjoyed to see 
each other and while I was cooking the meal he told me how he had 
been transferred from the Northwestern Division of the Forestrv service 
to the Colorado division and that we were to work together. This suited 
both of us. The division I had covered entirely too much territory for 
one man to handle. Lunch over, I took him to view mv radio outfit. As 
we were leaving the hut, he took out his watch and remarked that it was 
3:35 o'clock Eastern time and asked if that recalled anv fond memories. 
At last it dawned upon me that this was the time that school closed 
when we were attending G. H. S. 

"What do you say to connecting up with the school building at 
Gainesville and see what news we can hear?" Finley asked. 

"Fine," I agreed, and after a few minutes work I tuned in on station 
GHZ. Finley took the other set of receivers and adjusted them to his 
head. For a short while nothing was heard and then suddenlv there 
came a shuffling of feet, a silence, then a man clearing his throat and 
a voice said, "The purpose of this meeting is to read a report from the 
Alumni society of G. H. S. which gives an account of the class of '22, 
the best class which ever graduated from this school. It will be of 
especial interest to you because all of you were teaching here at that 
time. Eight long years ago ! However, several changes have taken place 
in that space of time. For instance, Miss Wood is no longer Miss Wood 
but Mrs. Farrior, and likewise Miss Rivero is Mrs. Johnson." 

"It's a faculty meeting and that's Prof, talking,"' whispered Finley. 

Then the voice continued, "The first name is Margaret Lavton." 
(Here a sigh was heard that sounded as if it emanated from Miss Wood- 
bery.) "You have all read of her success as a dancer in the Ziegfield 
Follies and it is rumored that she has signed a contract with Metro, 
filling the space left vacant by Mae Murray. Next is Leon Baxlev. As 
you all know, he is the famous artist for the Holeproof Hosierv Companv. 
occupying the place of renown that was formerly held bv Coles Phillips. 
Cornelia Colson is head of the Home Economics Department of the 
F. S. C. W. and is making a great success of her work. She is faithfully 
waiting for Leland, whom she will marry this summer provided he 
graduates from G. H. S. in June. Cleone Cooper, who was alwavs longing 
for "dear old North Carolina", has had her wish fulfilled and is living 
in the mountains, cooking "three squares" a day for her husband, who 

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is a successful moonshiner. Garland Hiatt is head of the Mathematics 
department of the University of Virginia and — " 

"I always did think Garland was such a sweet boy," interrupted a 
voice strangely like Mrs. Leake's. 

"Sara Jenkins," continued Prof., "is writing under the name of 
'Jane Eyre', and her latest novel, 'If Christmas Comes', is recorded by 
the 'Bookman' as one of the six best sellers. Her former co-partner, 
Hazel Cubberly, is literary editor of the New York Times, and has 
received praise from the great literary minds all over the world for 
her great work. Max Pepper, after a course at Johns Hopkins, is prac- 
ticing medicine in Atlanta, and it is said that his practice is one of the 
largest in the city. Mary Lee Fowler, after five years mourning over 
her first love, has married Rawley Scotten and they are living happily 
at the little city of Paradise. They come to town at least once every 
month. Mary Wood is in mourning for her sixth husband, who was 
released either by death or divorce, and it is believed that her next victim 
will be Barco Bishop, who is now president of Anthony Brothers' chain 
of stores." 

"Rex said to me last night, 'Lucie, I always did think that Barco 
Bishop would be a success even if he couldn't play football'," chirped 
in a familiar voice. 

"Frank Brumley, the president of the class of '22, is now the mayor 
of Gainesville,^ and has made great improvements in the town since he 
was elected. The watering trough on the square has been removed and 
replaced by a new bench. The prodigy of the class, William Cockrell, 
after a five ^year vacation, has entered the University of Florida and 
expects to finish a four-year course in cartooning in two years. Jocie 
Maddrey has remained single and owns a little farm near Newberry 
where she raises chickens and writes blank verse. She recently published 
a small volume of poems entitled, "Cow-bells and Cabbages", which is 
pronounced a success. Janice Parham is a famous designer and has a 
studio in Paris which rivals that of Lucile. Mary Linnie Boothby has 
married a graduate of the class of '20 and they are living in Cedar Keys 
where they have a high-class tourist hotel. Mabel Edwards married a 
tea hound from the University, and they are now residing at Starke where 
Mabel is acknowledged the Queen of Society. Her husband is the leading 
taxi-driver of the city. DeVaux Vrooman has a splendid position with 
Cluett-Peabody Co., posing for Arrow collar advertisements. He has 
been offered a contract to go on the stage and in the movies in a Valentino 
part, but his wife. Bill, won't hear of such a thing. Lena Chancey is an 
old maid! After being disappointed in her first love, she gave up in 
despair and has taken an oath never to marry. Margaret Crown is head 
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of the Primary department in the Gainesville Public Schools and is 
taking a correspondence course in movie acting. She expects to go to 
Hollywood for a try-out soon. Ora Hiatt is living prosperously on the 
income derived from a 'Cook Book' which she has written. She is building 
a bakery where she will manufacture her famous 'Eatless' brand of bread. 
Dorothy Edwards is married but is not happy. She often sighs and says 
to herself, 'Oh! If I had only married Max how happy I would have been!' 
The firm of 'Davis and Lamons' which is no other than Heyward Davis 
and Ernest Lamons, has a promising law practice in Rochelle. Their 
specialty is Divorces and Prohibition violations. Ethel Merritt — 

"That's the little flapper who was always trying to vamp me out of 
giving a test," remarked Mr. Terry. 

"Ethel Merritt has also become an authoress. 

"The remarkable literary taste shown by this class. I believe, is 
due to the teaching these students had in English. I Cheers from the 
English Department. ) Her best known work is 'One Hundred Excuses for 
Being Late!' This work has proven a boon to College and High School 
students. Florede Harris is first assistant in the Latin department of Bryn 
Mawr and is cultivating her voice. She hopes some day to become a 
Prima Donna. Lawrence Reed, after taking an Engineering course at the 
University of Florida and Boston LTniversity has accepted a position as 
city engineer of the city of Gainesville. One of the feats that he is plan- 
ning is the utilizing of the water power of the Sweetwater branch to fur- 
nish power for the Street Railway system which the city is planning to put 
in in 1945. Zora Prevatt has opened up a conservatory of music in 
Pittsburgh and has pupils from every state. Her concerts are heard all 
over the world every night by Radio. Birkett Jordan is plaving baseball 
with the Detroit Tigers. Last year he led the batting on the team with an 
average of .179. Ida McDonald is a dramatist. Three of her plavs are 
on Broadway now. The most popular is 'Beulah the Beautiful Boot- 
legger', which is a delightful fantasy portraying the life of the Idle 
Poor. Viola Graves married an Italian count who was forced to go into 
the barbering business. However, they are very happy. Viola is running 
for the off'ice of chief Spaghetti Inspector, and it is said that she has a 
good chance to be elected. Frank Babers is editor of the 'Gainesville 
Weekly Wail', a progressive newspaper. His editorial on the 'New 
School Building Started in 1922' received great praise from the citizens. 
In this editorial he sets forth his views on modern schools and praises the 

quick work of the contractors. Finley Williamson and " here there 

was an abrupt pause and the static became so bad that we could hear 
no more. 

"Well, what do you know about that?" exclaimed Finlev. '"Just as 
they get to us, the blooming thing cuts off." 

"Oh, well," I soliloquized, "they have the same old line about us as 
they did about the rest and 'all's well that ends well"." 



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THE STORY OF HERNANDO DeSOTO 

XN THE hundred years immediately following the discovery of 
the new world by Christopher Columbus many noble gentlemen, 
descendants of the oldest proudest families in Spain, fired by 
the glowing reports brought back by former expeditions, set 
out to seek fame and fortune in this land where gold and pearls abounded, 
and many are the romantic tales of these gay cavaliers and their ex- 
plorations; but the most romantic of all these is the story of Hernando 
DeSoto, the handsomest, most chivalrous cavalier in all Spain. 

Born in Xeres, one of the oldest and most picturesque cities in Spain, 
the son of an impoverished noble family, he spent his early boyhood 
among the hills and groves of the province. Unable to educate his son 
and too proud to allow him to work, the elder DeSoto would have per- 
mitted him to grow up in idleness had not the influential Don Pedro 
D'Auila, better known as Pedarias, adopted him into his family and 
raised him almost as a son. The boy grew up with Isabella, D'Auila's 
only child, as a playmate and companion and when of sufficient age was 
sent to the University. Here his training was not all in science and the 
arts but embraced an expert knowledge of all the chivalric accomplish- 
ments of the age. At fifteen it is said he was the best rider and swords- 
man in Spain. 

Shortlv after he was sixteen, Don Hernando, or Fernando, like most 
all other Spanish youth of the day, joined an expedition bound for the 
New World. He first went to Darien with his patron and there dis- 
tinguished himself by his bravery and fearless conduct in encounters with 
the natives. After several years spent here he joined Cordoba, who be- 
longed to D'Auila's party, in an expedition to conquer Nicaragua. Cor- 
doba rebelled against Pedarias and sought to win DeSoto to his side 
but the vouth remained faithful to his patron and spent the next three 
years with his exploring party. Returning to Spain, he headed an ex- 
pedition to search the coast of Guatemala and Yucatan for a waterwav 
which, according to the Indians, connected the Atlantic and Pacific. Fail- 
ing in this he joined Pizarro as second in command for the Peruvian 
conquest. 

Although DeSoto publicly denounced his heartless superior, the fact 
that he was a member of such a murderous crusade and shared the 
spoils of this atrocious and barbarous expedition is a blot on his reputa- 
tion which has never been erased. Rich with his half million dollars 
of Peruvian gold, he returned to, Spain after an absence of fifteen years. 
Naturally gifted and charming, with the added attractions of wealth 
and a reputation for undaunted bravery, he quickly became the most in- 
fluential nobleman in Spain. On his return he married his former play- 
mate who was now hailed as the loveliest lady in the kingdom. 

For two years DeSoto and his charming bride lived in prodigal state 
and then as his fortune was fast diminishing, he applied to Charles V. 
for the right to make a conquest of Florida. The original grant carried 

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with it the titles of Governor of Cuba and Adelantado of Florida. Ac- 
cordingly in April, 1538, he and his wife set sail for Cuba with a com- 
pany of six hundred of the flower of Spain. After spending a year in 
preparation he left the harbor of Havana with his followers, leaving the 
faithful Isabella waving farewell from the tower of LaFuerza. The 
hearts of the party were filled with hope and enthusiasm, but their first 
landing at Tampa Bay was not propitious, for a horde of Indians tem- 
porarily put to rout the Spanish forces. After rallying his soldiers and 
repulsing these savages, DeSoto marched inland, trying where he could 
to make friends with the natives. Remembering the fiendish crueltv of 
Navarez and cherishing an undying hatred of the white man, the Indians 
refused his offers. The rumors of gold to the northward led the army 
through forests of pine and oak and almost impenetrable bogs and 
swamps, and for several months they wandered as far north as the Caro- 
linas. Bands of red men often attacked the party from ambush and 
false guides several times tricked them into dense woods and swamps. 
On one occasion DeSoto was received by an Indian chief, \ itachuco, 
with apparent friendliness and stayed several days in his capital, which 
consisted of two hundred hewn timber strong houses. However, \ ita- 
chuco was secretly planning to kill the four and had not one of the 
Spaniards learned of the plot the entire party would have been exter- 
minated. Being warned, DeSoto was on guard and the plot failed to 
accomplish its purpose. However, this encounter disfigured DeSoto, for 
in the midst of the conflict the chief with a savage cry raised his fist and 
struck the Spaniard a blow in the face which rendered him unconscious, 
smashing his nose and knocking out several teeth. 

The next report that led the footsore and weary army onward was 
that of the Indian queen who ruled over a land rich in gold and silver. 
After many days march they reached the sought for land and were peace- 
fully received by the queen and her warriors. At last they had found a 
second Peru. But the gold turned out to be only a worthless copper 
alloy and they turned westward to new fields. On leaving, DeSoto prac- 
tically compelled the queen to accompany them to the borders of her land, 
but she, fearing to be carried further, jumped from her litter while on the 
march and escaped into the forest, probably aided by one of the Spaniards 
for a certain Knight of Castilian descent was never seen after that day. 

Turning southward the adventurers penetrated the present State of 
Alabama and were hospitably received by a tribe of Indians on the 
Coosa river. Going still further south they came to the territorv of 
Chief Tuscaloosa, who met them with outward pleasure but secretly 
schemed to totally destroy them. So well did he succeed that the Span- 
iards taken entirely by surprise, defeated their savage foes onlv after 
several hours of deadly combat in which all of their camp equipage, 
baggage, and medicines were destroyed. Over two hundred of the men 
being killed in the fray. This battle of Mavilla. near the present site 
of Mobile, was the greatest ever fought between the aborigines and the 
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Shortly after this a messenger came from Isabella begging DeSoto 
to return to Cuba. However, he refused to turn back and turned his 
ragged and now mutinous army into the wilds, wandering aimlessly 
through the fall and winter months. In the spring of 1541, the eyes 
of white men first saw the Father of Waters. However, the Spaniards 
failed to realize its importance and turned again to the wilds where they 
wandered for a year, fighting Indians and disease. Returning to the 
great river the little band, all that was left of the original five hundred 
and seventy men and two hundred and twenty-three horses, halted and 
the leader, weary and having suffered long from fever, died, "commend- 
ing his soul to God". Lest the Indians discover his resting place his 
followers lowered his body into the mighty river and turned their steps 
back to civilization. 

Thus ended the life of Hernando DeSoto. What he sought for he 
failed to find, and the great achievement of his explorations, and the 
thing for which we remember him most, the discovery of the great river 
in whose waters his body was laid to rest, he counted as of little value. 

H. C. 



DREAM TIME 

When the soft sweet summer evening falls, 
I sit and dream and review the day; 

Its happenings come and fill my mind 

But the ugly're forgot and the beautiful stay. 

And the calm and the cool of the evening enfolds 

In its stillness hundreds of weary souls. 

The moon comes out to deck herself 

By her reflection in the lakes. 
And the maiden bold from behind a cloud 

A bridge of jewels and silver makes. 
And taps come o'er the hill to call 
For peace and rest and sleep for all. 



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SPRING FEVER 

XF DUMMY WILSON had not had a sense of humor, he never 
would have found a way to dig his way out of the dumps when 
he quarreled with Dot Ware. Months before that quarrel, one 
day he sat in his study hall desk gazing at the initials he had 
carved there in his freshman year. In the spring the way Dummy felt 
would have been called spring fever. In October it is called boredom 
and is not so widespread. Bored! and a whole half hour until school 
was out and football practice came! 

Suddenly an idea dawned on him. He smiled, picked up his pencil, 
and wrote. At length he folded the paper written in a fine mock feminine 
hand and pushed it into the little crevice between the back of the seat in 
front of him. He had written: 

Dear Somebody-Who-Sits-Here-First-Period : 

Are you Dummy Wilson? The initials on this desk are his and someone told 
me he sat here first period. If you are, won't you write me and let me know, for I 
wish to write him something. 

A Seventh Period Girl. 

The next afternoon another neatly folded note had taken the place 
of Dummy's. 

Dear Lady-of-the-Seventh-Period: 

I am not Dummy Wilson, but I know him well and admire him. ("Oh! really," 
Dummy remarked here). He's a real sport (and Dummy had the grace to blush). 
Sorry I am a disappointment. Write me again. 
At your service for anything, 

A Boy-in-the-First-Period 
Can Do. 

"A friend of mine," Dummy grinned, "And I'm fooling him." So he 
wrote: 

Dear Boy-in-the-First-Period : 

Indeed you are not a disappointment. I like your note. I am sorry you're 
not Dummy but I'm glad you're you. I am sixteen, a blond (a tribute of Dummy's 
to the fair Dot) and a Sophomore. Write and tell all about yourself. 

Your 

Lady-in-Seventh-Period. 

The return note brought Dummy all sorts of choice information. He 
was on the football team, a brunette and hoped to meet her (Dummy) at 
a dance soon. Dummy took this to the lovely Dot to enjoy. And then be- 
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tions of the dresses the Seventh-Period Lady wore (these last were Dot's). 
It was not fair to peek, but any other way to "find out" was allowed. 
So when the Boy-in-First-Period wrote of being at Dot's party Dummy 
began comparing handwritings. But in vain ! 

And then the quarrel with Dot came. He longed to tell the "Boy- 
in-First-Period about it. They had gotten to be such good friends! But 
that would give it all away. And then came a note with a P. S. which 
said, "I'm really awfully sorry about what happened the first of the 
week. I've just heard." 

All the rest of the day he had the nicest, comfyest feeling. And the 
next day he rose with such an exuberant feeling that he was sent from 
English class to study hall. And in his seat sat— the nicest brown eyed, 
brown-haired girl, plump and dimply, not at all like Dot, who was tall 
and slender. 

"Ostrich," the study hall teacher, placed him near the front. When 
the bell rang and the "Boy-in-First-Period" passed out, she whispered, 
"And now you know, Dummy!" 

That afternoon he waited for her after school. She was Patty 
Grierson and lived near him. Her mother had gone to school with his 
mother and it was because of that, that Patty's mother allowed Patty 
to take Dot's place at the track meet dance as the partner of the winner 
of the meet! 

S. L. J. 



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THE COMET 
STAFF OF 1921-'22 

Hazel Cubberly Editor-in-Chief 

Cecil Gracy ...Assistant Editor 

Sara Jenkins Literary Editor 

Carlos Zetrouer Athletic Editor 

M-ARGARET Layton Business Manager 

Catherine Davis \ ...Assistant Business Managers 

Miriam McKinistry \ 

Lillian Long ..Society Editor 

Thelma Boltin _ Joke Editor 

Leon Baxley. Senior Reporter 

Agnes McCormick Junior Reporter 

George Smith Sophojnore Reporter 

Grace H.aile Ereshman Reporter 

Cornelia Colson ..Exchange Editor 



XN 1919 a meeting of the student body was called and the plan 
of publishing a school newspaper brought forward. It met 
with great enthusiasm and with the beginning of the next term 
the undertaking was begun in earnest. After the second issue, the paper 
was enlargd from four to six pages, and although its size has not since 
been increased there has been continuous improvement in its quality. 
The local merchants have given their support by advertising in its 
columns and a large number of subscriptions have been raised, making 
the publication self-supporting. 

Aside from this "The Comet" has successfully met the need of the 
school for a medium of expression. Every branch of school life and 
school activity finds space in the school paper, which calls forth the 
interest and pride of the entire student body. Purple and white vic- 
tories in Athletics, the best stories of school talent, editorials on current 
and local topics, and the richest school jokes are set forth in "The 
Comet." 

But the greatest phase of its worth towards making it one of the 
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that it affords. In English pupils are given extra credit on composition 
work that is published. This encourages greater effort in this depart- 
ment. Our exchange list, which includes periodicals from schools all 
over the union, encourages competition. Indeed, there has been a marked 
improvement, and a higher standard in composition work in G. H. S. 
since "The Comet" originated. 

However, we have not become satiated with our success. We wish 
to enlarge our paper as soon as the financial conditions will permit, and 
ever strive to raise its standard of excellence. 

J. L. M. 



COMET STAFF 1922-'23 

Editor-in-Chief Cecil Gr.\cy 

Assistant Editor Sue Spencer 

Athletic Editor Lamar Sarra 

Literary Editor Thelma Boltin 

Business Manager Miriam McKinstry 

Assistant Business Manager Ellen Pepper 

Society Editor Tessie Glass 

Joke Editors J William Hawkins 

( Jack McDowall 
Senior Reporter Heyford Enwall 

Junior Reporter Dorothy Lyles 

Sophomore Reporter Sue McDonald 

Freshman Reporter Anita Ellis 

Exchange Editor Agnes McCormick 

Circulation Manager Marvin Phifer 



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THE DRAMATIC CLUB 

Thru the efforts of Miss Oak, community service worker, a dramatic 
club was organized this year in Gainesville High School. The officers 
elected for the 1921-'22 term were: Carlos Zetrouer, president; Hazel 
Cubberly, Secretary; Catherine Davis, Treasurer; Leon Baxley, Publicity 
Agent; Thelma Boltin, Stage Manager; Joseph Cawthon, Stage Carpenter; 
Dorothy Edwards, Costume Mistress. Miss Weisbrod was chosen Fa- 
culty Adviser. 

Owing to various difficulties, only one program was put on this 
year. This consisted of two clever little playlets. Miss Weisbrod, who 
directed them, is due much credit for their success. 

Following are the casts of the plays: 

THE VERY-NAKED BOY 

DRAMATIS PERSONAE 

She Louise Bowers 

He - Leon Baxley 

Her Brother Joseph Cawthon 

THE MAN WHO MARRIED A DUMB WIFE 

DRAMATIS PERSONAE 

Master Leonard Botal, Judge Joseph Cawthon 

Master Adam Fumee, Lawyer Carlos Zetrouer 

Master Simon Colline, Doctor Cecil Gracy 

Master Jean Mangier, Surgeon Albert Swartz 

Master Serafin Dulaurier, Apothecary Birkett Jordan 

Giles Boiscourtier, Botal's Secretary James Brinson 

A Beggar Lynn Hollinrake 

Catherine, Botal's wife Hazel Cubberly 

Alison, Botal's servant Helen Cubberly 

Mademoiselle de la Garandiere... Dorothy Edwards 

A Peddler Lynn Hollinrake 

A Chimney Sweep ...George Brinson 

First Doctor's Attendant James Turbeville 

Second Doctor's Attendant... C. G. Knight 

Page to Mile, de la Garandiere Francis Emerson 

At the final meeting of the club officers for the year 1922-'23 were 
elected. These were Joseph Cawthon, President; Dorothy Edwards, Vice- 
President; and Louise Bowers, Secretary -Treasurer. The balance in the 
bank was voted to be left there as a fund for the club to work on next 
year. 

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TENNIS CLUB 



President 

Secretary-Treasurer .-.. 

Lena Chancey 
Cornelia Colson 
Cleone Cooper 
Viola Graves 
Alyene Graves 
Gladys Kelley 
Ethel Merritt 
Zora Prevatt 
Margaret Layton 
Esther Jordan 
Louise Bowers 



-BiRKETT F. Jordan 
....Joseph C.^wthon 



Leon Baxley 
Finley Williamson 
Howard Bishop 
Noyes Long 
Lynn Hollinrake 
Webster Merritt 
Jim McClamroch 
Bill Truby 
Huber Watson 
Garland Hiatt 
Carlos Zetrouer 



This was the first year that tennis has obtained any prominence in 
the G. H. S. Through the kind assistance of Mr. Bennett of Community 
Service, a club was organized with twenty-four members. Plans for a 
tournament were gotten under way immediately. 

Preceding the final match, there was held a rather prolonged series 
of tournaments between the different members of each class, in which 
representatives from the different classes were chosen. Hiatt, who rep- 
resented the Seniors, defeated Jordan by the score of 11-9, 6-1. In this 
match, until the beginning of the second set, the loser showed no signs 
of weakening. The severe cut of Hiatt was the deciding factor of the 
match. Cawthon represented the Juniors. From the Sophomore Class 
there were six entries, listed as follows: Long, Merritt, Watson, Hollin- 
rake, Truby and McClamroch. Merritt defeated Truby 6-1, 6-0; Long 
defeated Hollinrake 6-3, 6-0; Watson defeated McClamroch 6-4, 7-5. In 
the second round, Long defeated Watson 6-2, 6-3. In the semi-finals, 
he took his last match by defeating Merritt 6-8, 6-2, 6-4. The conclusion 
of these class matches left Cawthon of the Juniors, and Long of the 
Sophomores to play out the finals. During the first of the match, Caw- 
thon's dashing play netted him two sets straight, taking the first at 6-2, 
and the second at 6-4. At the beginning of the third. Long found him- 
self, and by hard playing took the next two sets 6-3, 6-2. The conclusion 
of this set gave Long two sets to his credit, and therebv tied the score 2-2. 

In the next set Cawthon regained his wind, and by successful cuts 
to Long's back hand and to the side line, succeeded in taking five games 
straight. Long rallied and took the next game. The next game and the 
match were won by Cawthon as a result of his powerful lobbing and 
volleying. The play of both Cawthon and Long deserve the highest 
praise. 

Although no team was sent to the State High School Tournament at 
Stetson University, the outlook for next year is very promising. 

B.F.J. 





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THE FOOTBALL REVIEW OF '21 

In September of 1921 the Purple and White squad, after two weeks of prepara- 
tion, started on its glorious campaign with a practice game with the Alumni— 
this being a time old custom. The Alumni triumphed by the score of 2 to 0. 

The first real game of the season came when the Purple "Hurricane" literally 
blew the Ocala "Hi" team off the gridiron by the score of 69 to 

Next came the much touted Madison "Hi" from the western part of the State. 
These boys displayed some real football, but they could not cope with the smooth 
working machine of Coach Farrior, and went down in defeat, 13 to 0. 

The "Hurricane" next went into foreign territory. The invasion of Sanford was 
a complete success, the Purple and White crushing them 59 to in short periods 
of play. 

The big game with Tampa was the next on the schedule. The famous "Ter- 
riers" from Hillsborough was the strongest aggregation from down State. To take 
these gridiron warriors into camp was a formidable job that only the full strength 
of the "Hurricane"' could do, but nothing could stump the Purple brigade and 
Tampa went down in a defeat that was a credit to her, the score being 28 to 0. 

The "Baby Hurricane" displayed a valiant brand of ball when she invaded 
Palatka and defeated Palatka "Hi" 47 to 0. The next day the full strength of 
the "Hurricane" was brought to bear on Leon "Hi", which withered before the 
onslaught. The score was 41 to 0. 

Plant City was the next team to which the invasion of the "Hurricane" brought 
defeat. To the "Planters" goes the honor of scoring on Farrior's machine for the 
first time during the season; however, they could not withstand the tigerly attacks 
of the Purple men and lost by the margin of 28 to 13. 

After the trip to Plant City the Purple and White had only two days of prep- 
aration for the big Turkey day game to be played at St. Petersburg. After a long 
trip they disembarked in that hot climate. On the gridiron on which the produc- 
tion of the "Sheik" could have easily been staged, as it represented a desert in many 
essential ways, the "Hurricane" created a sand storm that baffled the "Saints" and 
emerged the winner, 6 to 0. 

The post-season game with Duval, 1920 title holders, was scheduled for Decem- 
ber 17. Following the arrangement of this game Coaches Farrior and Duncan spent 
several weeks putting the Purple machine in shape to cope with the far-famed Tiger 
eleven. At Southside Park in Jacksonville on the appointed day the football en- 
thusiasts of the state watched the two undefeated teams in their struggle for 
supremacy. Though Duval was the big bet the first quarter showed the Purple 
warriors had the advantage, but the weight soon told and, weakened by substitutions, 
the "Hurricane" gave way. The second half found the battered first string men 
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GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM 

The last goal has been tossed and the curtain drawn on the season 
of nineteen twenty-two but it remains to put on record the account of 
the battles fought, won and lost by "our girls," the gamest and best- 
coached girls' team ever produced in the state of Florida. 

With the beginning of the season the prospects were not roseate but 
Coach Chesnut industriously set out to weld a machine equal to the one 
of the previous year. It was not until January 13th that the team had 
an opportunity to show its spirit when Live Oak went down in defeat 
to the score of 61 to 2. Madison quickly followed in the path of Live 
Oak, losing by the score of 46 to 6. Next followed our old-time rivals, 
Ocala, who were defeated on January 21, by a score of 29 to 12 and on 
March 10 by a score of 17 to 10. These were excellent games and both 
teams displayed good coaching and excellent spirit. 

The remaining high schools on the schedule now saw the "hand-writ- 
ing on the wall" and cancelled their games. It was then decided to play 
Stetson and the college girls succeeding in taking Gainesville into camp 
by the score of 26 to 11. The game with the heavy, experienced team 
of college girls was of great value to the team for they had gone out of 
their class and had made a wonderful showing. 

The season was now over but soon came an invitation to participate in 
the State Tournament at DeLand. In the tourney that followed DeLand 
was defeated by the score of 16 to 13 and Lakeland by the score of 25 
to 20. Then followed the long-to-be-remembered championship battle, 
the issue of which was undecided until the closing moment of the game 
when Ft. Pierce, our opponent, tossed a foul goal for the deciding point 
of the game. It was a glorious battle in which all were honored to have 
taken part, whether victor or vanquished. 

All honor to the girls of the team and to their Coach, Miss Edna 
Earle Chesnut, who has developed three teams of championship caliber 
in three successive years at the Gainesville High School. To her is due 
the invincible spirit of the Gainesville girls, the spirit that refuses to own 
defeat until the last moment of the battle. 

SCHEDULE 

Jan. 13 Live Oak 2 G. H. S 61 

Jan. 14 Madison 6 G. H. S 46 

Jan. 20 Alachua 6 G. H. S 30 

Jan. 21 Ocala 12 G. H. S 29 

Feb. 11 Live Oak 4 G. H. S 48 

Feb. 18— -—Lakeland Cancelled 

Feb. 25 _ Stetson U 26 G. H. S 11 

Mar. 3 Clearwater Cancelled 

Mar. 4 St. Petersburg Cancelled 

Mar. 10 Ocala 10 G. H. S 17 

Mar. 11 - St. Petersburg Cancelled 

TOURNAMENT 

Mar. 16 Lakeland 20 G. H. S 25 

Mar. 17 DeLand 13 G. H. S 16 

Mar. 17 Ft. Pierce 33 G. H. S 32 



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BOYS' BASKETBALL 

The basketball team of '22 was the best that G. H. S. has ever pro- 
duced. Two factors that helped to bring this about were expert coaching 
and experience of players. Every player had from one to four years' 
experience and six of the first eight played together the preceding year. 
The way Coach Farrior managed this machine kept every fellow working 
the whole year. He had eight men on the squad that played in every 
game and the five to start never knew until the whistle blew which they 
would be. He also carried his team so that you could pick no first team. 
He did not use five-man defense but coached his boys in breaking it up 
and the only team to defeat his quintet used his method of play. Every 
man he had could play two positions and several could play all three. 

The pivot position was occupied by Sarra, a fighting Frenchman, who 
was captain and the morale of the whole squad. The guards were Bishop, 
McDowall and Vickery — the best trio to be found anywhere. McDowall 
was one of the best stationary guards in the state and played well with 
either of the others at running guard. The forwards were Watson, 
Ludwig and Brumley, any two of whom could play well together. Hiatt, 
who was eighth man, would have done more wonderful things than he 
did but for two broken fingers. Enwall also deserves mention, for he 
has the earmarks of making one of the best forwards G. H. S. has ever 
had. 

This team has a record of which all G. H. S. should be proud. It 
defeated three of the strongest teams in the tournament in one day, a 
feat of which few teams in the U. S. can boast. The team won 14 out 
of 15 games, making a percentage of .924, the highest in the state. In 
these fifteen it had an average score of 34 to opponents 17. Also, out 
of seven men entered in the tournament for G. H. S. four were chosen 
for All-State second team. These were Sarra, center and captain of the 
team; McDowall, guard; and Ludwig and Brumley, forwards. Ludwig 
and Brumley were also among the highest six individual high point 
men of the tournament. Mention should be made of the fact that this 
team held one team scoreless for one whole game and three others for 
half a game. 

REGULAR SCHEDULE 

Jan. 7 G. H. S 55 Ocala H.S 10 

Jan. 13 G. H. S 25 Live Oak H.S 

Jan. 14 G. H. S 42 Madison H.S 11 

Jan. 21 G. H. S 43 Alachua H.S 8 

Jan. 22 G. H. S 25 St. Augustine H.S 16 

Jan. 27 G. H. S _ 33 Lake Butler H.S 8 

Feb. 4 G. H. S 27 Ocala H.S 9 

Feb. 11 G. H. S 44 Live Oak H.S 23 

Feb. 17 G. H. S 20 Lake Butler H.S 5 

Feb. 28 G. H. S 41 Lakeland H.S 26 

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE 

Mar. 2 G. H. S 30 Daytona 15 

Mar. 3... G. H. S 15 Duval 30 

Mar. 4, 10:30 A.M G. H. S 21 Wauchula 17 

Mar. 4, 4:00 P.M G. H. S 47 St. Petersburg 35 

Mar. 4, 7:00 P.M G. H. S 33 Hillsborough 16 

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TRACK 

This spring saw the most successful track team that G. H. S. has ever 
put out and but for a jinx that seems to follow us we might have clone 
better in the State Meet. 

The Inter-Class meet was a success, showing that G. H. S. had mate- 
rial that ought to show up in the State track meet. The Seniors won 
the day by a wide margin of sixty-two points. The other classes fin- 
ished in the following order: Juniors second with twentv-two; Fresh- 
men third, with twenty-one; and Sophomores fourth, with sixteen. The 
first five individual men were Vickery ( Sr. ) , with twenty-eight points; 
Brumley (Sr. ), twenty-three points; McDowall (Jr.), with fifteen points; 
Watson (Soph.), eleven points, and Sarra with ten. 

Finally the State track meet came around and the G. H. S. athletes, 
who were in the pink of condition, took third place in the meet. Mc- 
Dowall showed them all how to shake a wicked foot on the high jump, 
and carried off first honors. Vickery led the field twenty yards on the 
440 yards and broke the State record, and then, running with an in- 
jured ankle in the 880, failed to win by only one foot. He also won 
fourth in the shot put. Sarra won third in the 880 and missed fourth 
in the discus by six inches. Brumley won fourth in the broad jump from 
the jump of the previous day. He disclocated his ankle in the high 
hurdles and could not enter the finals in any events even after he had 
qualified in broad jump, 100-yard dash, low hurdles and was qualifying: 
in the high hurdles before his accident. This, coupled with "Vick's" bad 
ankle and several other pieces of bad luck, seemed to ruin our chances 
for the day. That G. H. S. had good track material is shown by the 
time and distances the following athletes made in their events on their 
best trials: 



VICKERY 

440 yds.— 53 4-5 sec. 

880 yds.— 2 min., 11-2% sec. 

Shot put— 39 ft. 9 in. 

Broad jump — 19 ft. 

220 yds.— 24 1-5 sec. 

Pole vault— 10 ft. 6 in. 

McDOWALL 

High jump — 5 ft. 7 in. 
Broad jump — 19 ft. 

BISHOP 
100 yds.— 10 4-5 sec. 
220 yds.— 24 2-5 sec. 



SARRA 

880 yds.— 2 min. 11 2-5 sec. 
Discus— 97 ft. 

HIATT 

Mile run — 5 min. 1 sec. 

BRUMLEY 

100 yds.— 10 2-5 sec. 

220 yds.— 24 sec. 

Broad jump — 19 ft. 4 in. 

220-yd. hurdles— 28 4-5 sec. 

120-vd. high hurdles — 17 4-5 sec. 

Shot put— 37 ft. 



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BASEBALL 

Although the baseball team did not play many games, the season as a whole 
was very satisfactory. The pitching was rather poorer than last year, but the bat- 
ting and fielding were greatly improved. 

McDowall, at first base, put up a fine brand of ball, in which respect he was 
equalled by the other infielders — Welch at second, Bowyer at short, and Hollinrake 
at third. This quartet formed an ineld that would do credit to any high school nine. 

The outfield was practically the same as last year except that Brumley, who 
sprained his ankle in the track meet, was unable to play. His place was filled by 
Jordan and Pepper, who alternated at center field. Both of these are veterans of 
last year, as are Watson and Baxley, the left and right fielders. Van Sickle was 
an excellent substitute and gives promise of stardom in future. 

The pitching staff was composed of Ludwig and Bowyer, with Sarra handling the 
receiving end of the battery. Sarra was the heaviest hitter on the nine and was 
also the one to keep up the fighting spirit of the team. 

The following schedule was played by the G. H. S. team: 

Place Team 

Gainesville Inverness 

Gainesville Inverness 

Gainesville Florida M. A 

Inverness Inverness 

Inverness Inverness 

Gainesville City Team 

Gainesville City Team 

Gainesville City Team 

Gainesville City Team 

Gainesville .TJ. of F. 2nd Team 

Gainesville TJ. of F. 2nd Team 

Tallahassee Tallahassee 

Tallahassee Tallahassee 

Total 62 46 .692 

SOCCER EOOTBALL 

At first of the season little enthusiasm was shown for soccer football, a new 
form of sport in this section, but after a game was played the school became a little 
more interested. 

There were only three teams in the State — Live Oak, U. of F., and G. H. S. 
As we lacked a coach in this sport. Dr. Manchester agreed to train our team at the 
same time he coached the University team. 

The only two games on the schedule, besides the practice games with the Uni- 
versity, were with Live Oak. In the first of these Live Oak defeated us by a score 
of 3 to 0. Then after two weeks more of practice with every player doing his best, 
we succeeded in playing them a tie game, 2 to 2. 

No letters were given for soccer this year, but those deserving mention for hard 
work are as follows: 

Niles Bashaw D. S. Fagan Leuber Colson 

Wilcox Bostick Bill Truby Ralph Atwater 

W. P. Moseley Lynn Hollinrake Gordon Adams 

Carroll Adams Leon Baxley Frank Brumley 

Joe Cawthon James Turbeville (Cap't and Ass't coach) 

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G. H. S. 


0pp. 


Pet. 


6 


5 


1.000 


10 


5 


1.000 


4 


1 


1.000 


6 


5 


1.000 


2 


6 


.800 


8 


2 


.833 


6 





.857 


2 


1 


.875 


2 


1 


.889 


2 


3 


.800 


4 


1 


.818 


4 


6 


.7.50 


6 


10 


.692 



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WEARERS OF THE "G" 





Football 




Bishop 




Hiatt 


Blitch 




Hodges 


Bowyer 




Knight 


Black 




Ludwig 


Brannon 




Parks 


Brinson 




Sarra 


Eads 




Swearingen 


Edelstein 




Truby 


Edge 




D. Vrooman 


Flowers 




P. Vrooman 


Fowler 




Watson 



Vickerv 



E. Baker 
M. Baker 
N. Baker 
Bullard 
Creary 



Girls' Basketball 



Willie 



Chancey 

Dorsey 

Fowler 

Pepper 

Tucker 



Boys' Basketball 



Bishop 




Ludwig 


Brumley 




McDowall 


Enwall 




Sarra 


Hiatt 


Watson 
Track 


Vickery 


Bishop 




McDowall 


Brumley 


Vickery 
Baseball 


Sarra 


Baxley 




Pepper 


Bowyer 




Sarra 


Hollinrake 




Ludwig 


McDowall 




Watson 


Jordan 


^0 


Welch 



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Co Our Tilumni 



G. H. S. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

Colors Flower 

Purple and White Shasta Daisy 

Officers 

Allan Moseley President 

Edna Earle Chesnut Vice-President 

Alexina Haile - ...Secretary 

Clarence O'Neill Treasurer 




Gainesville High School. 1905 



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THE GROWTH OF THE GAINESVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL IN 
THE LAST FIVE YEARS 



Written by Maybelle Bellah in 1915 



^^I^^^HE Gainesville Public School has grown wonderfully in the 
■ ^ J last five years. Many people know that it has grown, but few 
^^^^^ know the extent of its growth. Although many promising 
plans have neither flowered nor fruited, yet many needed changes have 
been accomplished and hopes have been realized. 

First, let us picture the school five years ago. We see onlv one 
building containing twelve class rooms, which seated all the pupils ex- 
cept the primary department, and the old East Florida Seminarv. or 
better known as Epworth Hall, was rented for this purpose. Soon we 
find that things must be changed as the number of pupils increased. 
So in the early summer of 1912 the beautiful new building was begun 
and finished in time for the fall term. This furnished sufficient room 
for all the pupils including the primary department. In this same term 
the first annual of the Gainesville High School was published. This 
showed many people, who never knew before, what G. H. S. was reallv 
accomplishing. In 1914 the annual was again published and for the 
first time an alumni was organized. 

And now the year of '15 marks still greater improvements. The 
faculty as well as the student body has increased to a great extent, there 
being thirty teachers and about eight hundred and twenty-five pupils. 
This is an increase of nearly fifty percent in the facultv and about fortv 
percent in the student body. The school board has obtained sufficient 
means so as to obtain teachers better prepared to instruct the pupils, that 
is, college graduates and those with more experience. Manv good and 
useful books have been added to the library until now we have a fairlv 
good library. By the efforts of Professors Buchholz and Grimm an 
up-to-date laboratory has been placed in the school both for phvsics 
and chemistry. Both chemistry and solid geometry are taught in the 
High School for the first time. Other great changes are also noted. 
For the first time the buildings are absolutely clean and free from dust, 
under the supervision of our efficient custodian and his corps of janitors. 
But one of the greatest things, which occurred this term, is that G. H. S. 
was placed on the list of the accredited high schools. This is especiallv 
of advantage to all that are graduated from it, as most of the colleges 

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will allow them to enter without entrance examinations. One thing we 
regret is that the Senior class is not able to publish an annual this term, 
as times are so hard. But nevertheless we are going to do something 
that is really more beneficial to the school and that is, to have a publica- 
tion which will advertise the school and let the people of Gainesville, 
Alachua County, Florida, and the colleges of the South know what the 
Gainesville High School has done and is able to do. 

The Music, Art and Expression Departments under the management 
of Miss Merchant, Mrs. Pierce and Mrs. Roux, respectively, have made 
much progress and have a larger enrollment than ever before. 

Judging from what the school has done in the past five years, we can 
imagine what it will be when another period of five years has passed. 
We fully realize there is still plenty of room for improvement, that it is 
not on an equal basis with the foremost schools of the State, but we be- 
lieve in a year or two it will be. It may be possible that by next term 
home economics, manual training and gymnastics will be placed in the 
school. Each year the grounds are made more beautiful. As we see 
that improvements are being made in every line, we have a right to think 
that the Gainesville High School will be equal to any high school in the 
State, and that the people of Gainesville will become more interested in 
it and even be prouder of it than of the University. 



Seven years have elapsed since the writing of the foregoing article. 
In a brief space to tell of the improvements that have taken place dur- 
ing these years would be almost impossible; hence mention will be made 
of only a few of the steps toward progress. 

The school has distinguished itself in athletics, its football and basket- 
ball teams having received state-wide recognition. Through the School 
Improvement Association it has been possible to secure the services of 
a playground supervisor and physical director. The grounds are the 
most beautiful in the state and are also among the best equipped with 
playground apparatus. A school nurse keeps the health standard up. 
The library has been enlarged to such an extent that it has been found 
necessary to secure the services of a librarian during school hours. To 
crown this list of improvements is the new high school building now in 
process of construction. This feature of the school's progress will 
doubtless bring into realization the prophecies of the foregoing article: 
manual training, home economics and gymnastics, as well as manv others. 

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was on an equal basis with the foremost schools in the state, the vear 
of '22 marks a time when we can say truly that it ranks with the best. 
And much of this has been brought about by the loyal support of the 
business men and the people of Gainesville. 

OUR ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

The first Alumni Association from the Gainesville High School was 
organized in 1914. Due to unfavorable conditions at that time it was 
impossible to hold the little band together. 

In 1921 an attempt was made to reorganize the association and the 
instigators were met with unexpected success. By the time for the 1921 
class to graduate they had enrolled about forty-five members and had 
the Constitution and By-Laws drawn up. 

In order that all eligible members may understand more fullv the 
rules and regulations, aims and ambitions of this Alumni Association 
the content of the constitution is herein given: 

CONSTITUTION OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF THE GAINESVILLE 

HIGH SCHOOL 

PREAMBLE 

We, the former students of the Gainesville High School, grateful to our teachers, 
our parents, the Educators and those who have made our education possible, in order 
to keep alive a sentiment of affection for our Alma Mater, unite the former students 
by a common tie of fellowship, foster the feelings of friendship and love toward 
each other, promote the welfare of the High School, and encourage education, do 
ordain and establish this constitution for our government. 

ARTICLE I 
Name and Laws 
Section 1. The name of this association shall be The Gainesville High School 
Alumni Association. 

Section 2. The laws governing this Association shall be this Constitution. 

ARTICLE II 
Meetings 
Section L The Association shall hold an annual business meeting sometime 
during commencement week at the High School. The Association shall also assemble 
for a social gathering during commencement. 

Section 2. Ten members shall constitute a quorum for a business meeting. 
Section 3. It shall require a majority vote of the members present to elect or 
pass. 

ARTICLE III 

Officers 

Section 1. The officers of the Association shall be president, vice-president, 
secretary and treasurer. 

Section 2. The president shall preside over all business meetings and perform 
the usual parliamentary duties of a presiding officer. The president alone sliall 
have power to call special meetings. 

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Section 3. The vice-president shall perform all the duties of the presiding 
officer in the absence of the president. 

Section 4. The secretary shill keep a record of the meetings of the Associa- 
tion; publish notices and reviews of the meetings; and keep the High School 
publication and the press supplied with any news of interest to the Alumni. 

Section 5. The treasurer shall collect all dues and fees, make such disburse- 
ments of the funds as he may see fit with signature of secreatry and keep all the 
property of the Association. 

Section 6. All officers shall be elected by secret ballot at the regular annual 
business meeting. 

ARTICLE IV 

Members 

Section 1. There shall be three classes of members — Active, Associate and 
Honorary. 

Section 2. Active members shall be those who have earned at least twelve units 
of work. 

Section 3. Associate members shall be those who have earned at least four units 
of work. 

Section 4. Honorary membership shall be composed of those persons who are 
elected to such membership by the Association. 

Section 5. Honorary and Associate members shall have all the rights and 
privileges except those of voting and holding office. 

ARTICLE V 
By-Laws 

Section L The annual dues of membership in this Association shall be one dol- 
lar ($L00) payable in advance at the annual business meeting. 

Section 2. The publications of the Association shall be such as are prescribed 
by the Association from time to time. 

Section 3. The business meetings of the Association shall be governed by the 
usual parliamentary laws and usages. 

Section 4. The order of business shall be as follows: 

1. Call to order by the presiding officer. 

2. Reading and approval of the minutes of the last meeting. 

3. Report of committees and action thereon. 

4. Election of members. 

5. Unfinished business. 

6. New business. 

7. Election of officers. 

8. Adjournment. 

ARTICLE VI 
Committees 

Section L The officers and one member elected at the regular annual business 
meeting shall constitute an Executive Committee, which shall have power to transact 
such business as shall be delegated to them by the Association. 

Section 2. A nominating committee, composed of five members. W'ho shall be 
appointed by the president at least fifteen days previous to the regular annual busi- 
ness meeting and shall be notified of such appointment by the secretary, shall sub- 
mit at least two nominations for each office of the Association at the regular annual 
business meeting. These nominations shall not preclude nominations from the floor. 

ARTICLE VII 

Amendments 
Section L Amendments to the Constitution shall be presented to the Executive 
Committee in writing at least fifteen days before the regular annual business meet- 
ing. Amendments shall be voted upon only at the regular annual business meeting. 
A two-thirds majority vote of the members present shall be required to adopt an 
amendment. 

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The next big thing before this body was to interpret that preamble; 
to fix a definite goal. It is said that no organization will live and grow 
unless it has a definite aim. 

The growth of the school during the past two years has necessitated 
the expenditure of so much money that the school fund has become 
inadequate and the Alumni Association considered that it could use a 
portion of its funds to no better advantage than to help its Alma Mater 
maintain its high standards of efficiency, so when the volunteer sub- 
scription was taken for the support of the nine months school we pledged 
$100.00 to this fund. 

Each year a banquet is given in honor of the graduating class that 
they may meet the members of the Alumni Association and become in- 
terested in joining — in other words to serve as an inspiration. 

Our organization is yet in the infancy of its development but our 
slogan is "Progress" and with time will come greater and bigger accom- 
plishments. 

G. H. S. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TENDERS BANQUET IN 
HONOR OF CLASS OF '21 

(From Gainesville Daily Sun, May 21, 1921) 

The G. H. S. Alumni Association entertained last evening immediatelv 
following the graduating exercises with a banquet in honor of the grad- 
uating class. The scene of this delightful affair was the spacious hall 
of the High School building. From bare halls the place was transformed 
into a bower of flowers and greenery. The walls were decorated with 
bamboo and palms and the small tables were graced with shasta daisies 
and ferns. 

The long banquet table was most attractive in its daintv decorations, 
the work of Miss Nora Norton. Just above the table were strung manv 
Japanese lanterns which cast a beautiful glow over the scene. The wire 
from which these lanterns hung was twined with asparagus fern and 
decked with daisies here and there. The table was laid in purple and 
white and decorated with the class flower, the shasta daisy. The place 
cards were attractively done in purple and white and bore the inscription 
"G. H. S. 1921." 

Allan Moseley, president of the Alumni Association acted as toast- 
master and between courses the scene became one of sparkling gaietv. 
The first toast proposed by the president was, "To old G. H. S." Then 
different ones were called on and all responded with wittv remarks. 

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During one intermission, John Crandall, president of the Senior class, 
arose and presented Miss Woodbery, in behalf of the Senior class, with 
a twenty dollar gold piece, made in 1856, as a small token of their 
appreciation and love for her. 

The Seniors were then introduced to the members of the Alumni 
Association and taken in as new members. 

At the conclusion of the last course the class of '21 gave three cheers 
for the Alumni, and thus ended one of the happiest occasions of the 
commencement season. 

GRADUATES FROM GAINESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SINCE 1913 

Anderson, Ewing (21) S Gainesville U. of F. 

Anderson, James (21) S Gainesville U. of F. 

Avera, Jack (20) S Gainesville U. of F. 

Avera, Wray (18) M U. S. Army Lieutenant 

Baird, Hattie (14) M Gainesville Office Manager 

Barco, Claude (18) S Jacksonville Bookkeeper 

Barton, Eleanor (21) S Rocky Point Teacher 

Beall, Louise (21) M Gainesville 

Bell, Nathalie (18) S Gainesville Postal Clerk 

Bellah, Laura (13) M Gainesville 

Bellah. Maybelle (15 ) S Gainesville Stenographer 

Beville, Jessie (17 ) S Gainesville Stenographer 

Bishop, Jessie (17) M Gainesville 

Bishop, Millicent (15) M Gainesville 

Boring, Clyde (19) S Gainesville Musician 

Boyer, Bert (18) S Gainesville U. of F. 

Brown, Clifton (20) S Gainesville U. of F. 

Brown, Gladys (21) S Gainesville F. S. C. W. 

Brown, Thelma ( 17 ) S Jacksonville Teacher 

Bryant, Eula Lee (17) S Gainesville F. S. C. W. 

Bullard, Grace (18) M Jacksonville 

Bullard, Thelma (20) S Gainesville Stetson College 

Bullard, Verna (17) S Gainesville R. R. Clerk 

Burdick, Mary (15) S Jacksonville Nurse 

Burkhim. Sophie (16) S Gainesville 

Chesnut, Edna Earle (18) S Gainesville Physical Director 

Chesnut, Jessie ( 17 ) M Clearwater 

Chesnut, John (20) S Gainesville Salesman 

Cheves, Audrey (16) M West Palm Beach 

Clyatt, Frank (18) S Clyatt 

Cobb, Cecil (18) S Birmingham Stenographer 

Colclough, Lillian (17) M Lakeland 

Colson, Laurie (16) M Gainesville 

Condon, Jessie Mae (18) S Gainesville 

Cone, Hobson (17) M Jacksonville Mgr. Lumber [Mill 

Conner, Edward (16) S U. S. Navy Gunner 

Coulter, Lena (18) S Jacksonville Stenographer 

Cox, Gus ( 18 ) S Gainesville Salesman 

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Cox, O'Neal (19) S Gainesville U. of F. 

Crandall, John (21 ) S Gainesville College 

DaCosta, Lucile ( 14) M Miami 

Dawkins, Sara (14) M Gainesville 

Dial, John (19) S Gainesville Salesman 

Doran, Effie (21) S Gainesville F. S. C. W. 

Dorman, Albert (16) S Gainesville. ...Foreman Lumber Yd. 

Dorsey, Annie ( 17 ) S Gainesville 

Dorsey, Lucretia ( 20 ) M Gainesville 

Durst, Bernard (20) S Gainesville U. of F. 

Ellis, Louise (17) S Gainesville Stenographer 

Emerson, Rutledge (21) S Gainesville U. of F. 

Esslinger, Arthur (15) M Gainesville Mgr. Filling Station 

Fagan, Mamie (14) M Daytona 

Farmer, Anna Lee (20) S Gainesville 

Flemming, Louise (18) M Jacksonville 

Flewellen, Mary ( 14) M Micanopy Teacher 

Floyd, Belva (14) M Tampa 

Futch, Eva (13) M Montgomery 

Glass, Lucile (13) M Washington 

Glass, William ( 17) S Gainesville Medical College 

Goin, Marian ( 15 ) M Gainesville 

Gracy, Maurine (18) S Gainesville 

Gray, Henry (19) S Gainesville U. of F. 

Haile, Alexina ( 20 ) S Gainesville Stenographer 

Hammargren, Elizabeth (20) S Gainesville F. S. C. W. 

Hardee, Vida (14) S Hardeetown 

Harrold, Chester (15) M Gainesville Grocer 

Haymans, Lonnie (18) M Gainesville Farmer 

Hester, Eva (14) M Gainesville 

Hiatt, Vera (20) S Gainesville 

Hiers, Ada (20 ) S Gainesville 

Holder, Helen ( 15 ) M Tampa 

Holder, Irene ( 16 ) M Atlanta Pharmacist 

Hunter, Cora May (21) S Jasper F. S. C. W. 

Irwin, Frances (20) S Fairbanks F. S. C. W. 

Jernigan, Ruth ( 14) M Jacksonville 

Jones, Vve ( 18 ) S Jacksonville Musician 

Kellum, Daisy (21) M New Mexico 

Kellum, Jewel (19) S Gainesville Bookkeeper 

Lang. Willie Mae (20) S Gainesville 

Lewis, Pearl ( 13 ) S Alachua Teacher 

Little, Hallie (17) S St. Petersburg Teacher 

Long, Irene (20) S Gainesville Bookkeeper 

Ludwig, Louise (20) S Gainesville 

Lyman, Clarence (16) M West Palm Beach Civil Engr. 

Lyman, Ralph (17) S West Palm Beach Law Offi'ce 

McClamroch, Hope (20) S Gainesville Teacher 

McDonald, Harry (20) S Rocky Point Te ^cher 

McDonald, Mabel (16) M Texas 

McDonald, Ruby (20) S Gainesville Stenographer 

McGhee, Chester (18) S Atlanta U. S"^ N. A. 

McKinsti-y. Annie (17) S Gainesville Teacher 

McRainey, Geo. ( 18) S Orlando 

Mathews, Guy (21) S Gainesville U. of F. 

Merchant, Harry (17) S Gainesville jMedical College 

Merchant, Sara (16) M Melbourne 

Morris, Jeanette ( 17) S Gainesville Medical Collese 



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Murphree, Alberta (16) S Gainesville 

Murphree, John A. (21) S Gjinesville U. of F. 

Murphree. Martha (19) S Gainesville F. S. C. W. 

Murrell, Rena (21 ) S Atlanta 

Naftzger, Edith ( 14) M Gainesville 

Nolder, Ruth (19) S Gainesville F S. C. W. 

Ogilvie, Claude ( 15) S Gainesville Harvard University 

Oliver, Lois (19) S Gainesville F. S. C. W. 

O'Neill, Clarence ( 16 ) S Gainesville Bookkeeper 

O'Neill, Henry ( 18 ) S Gainesville Bookkeeper 

O'Neill, Jennie (20) S Gainesville Stenographer 

Pfrker, Edith ( 18 ) S Gainesville Bookkeeper 

Parrish, Phillip ( 19 ) S Gainesville Office Manager 

Peeler, Ruth ( 17 ) S Gainesville Tescher 

Perry, Allen ( 17 ) M Miami 

Perry, Carl ( 16 ) : S High Springs Fireman 

Ramsey, Eloise (17) : S Gainesville Secret ry 

Rgmsey, James (13) M Gainesville F rmer 

Ricks, Ruby ( 15 ) M Gainesville 

Riggs, Ruby (20) M Gainesville 

Rivers, Lucius (17) S Gainesville Salesman 

Roberts, Louise (18) S Gainesville F. S. C. W. 

Rogers, Yeteva (13) S Jacksonville 

Rolfs, Clarissa (16) S Brazil Secretary 

Rolfs, Effie ( 15 ) S Brazil Secretary 

Rosenberg, Bertha ( 15 ) M Gainesville 

Roux, Jeanette (17) .S Gainesville Stenographer 

Schafer, Helen (16) M Gainesville 

Scotten, Rawley (20) S Gainesville U. of F. 

Smith, Eleanor (17) S Gainesville Secretary 

Smith, Helen (21 ) S Gainesville 

Steckert, Caroline (16) M Sarasota 

Stringfellow, Hart (16) S Moore Haven Civil Engineer 

Strunk, Beulah ( 21 ) S Gainesville Secretary 

Swanson, Robert ( 16 ) S Gainesville Salesman 

Taylor, Ella (16) S Gainesville Stenographer 

Thomas, Mary (20) S Gainesville 

Thompson, Jessie ( 19 ) S Gainesville Bookkeeper 

Thomson, Anna Blair (14) S Gainesville Teacher 

Tilford, Catherine (21) S Gainesville F. S. C. W. 

Tomkies, Christine (21) S Gainesville F. S. C. W. 

Tucker, Durand (16) M Jacksonville R. R. Clerk 

Tucker, M. A. (15) M Atlanta Architect 

Tucker, William (18) S Gainesville U. S. N. A. 

Van Crom, Eleanor (13) S Gainesville 

Vansickel, Chalmers ( 17 ) M Gainesville Salesman 

Vansickel, Talmadge (21) S Gainesville U. of F. 

Vidal, Irma (16 ) M South Jacksonville 

Watson, Wilma (21) S Gainesville F. S. C. W. 

Waugh, Frances (17 ) S Gainesville Beauty Specialist 

Wells, Alberta (20) S Gainesville 

Wells, Orian (17) M Gainesville Farmer 

White, Joe (19) S Gainesville U. of F. 

White, Marjorie (15) S Daytona Teacher 

Wynn, Irvin S Gainesville 

Wynn. Orabelle ( 18 ) S Gainesville Teicher 

Zetrouer, Eula (21 ) S Rochelle Teacher 

Zetrouer, Alberta (20) 



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No records earlier than 1913, so list is from that date. 

One hundred fifty-three names on the list. 
Forty of the names are members of the Alumni. 
Thirty-seven now attending college. 
Ninety of 153 attended college. 
Forty-six married. 

Carl ("Tootie") Perry, '16, was captain of 1920 University of Florida's Football 
Team and member of All-Southern Second Eleven. 

Claude Ogilvie, '15, has given up teaching and is now studying law at Harvard. 

Tom McEachin, who attended G. H. S. in 1914-15. is one of the prominent 
members of the Senior Class at Princeton. 

William Tucker, '18, and Chester McGhee, '18, will receive their diplomas from 
Annapolis this June. Billy was a member of the Navy football squad last year. 

The G. H. S. Orchestra in 1913 was composed of thirteen. 



FACULTY IN 1912-13 

W. H. Cassels, Principal Miss Ida Franklin 

Miss Lena Baird Miss Lillian Ralph 

Miss Grace Frisbee M. M. Fryer 



CAPTAIN OF FOOTBALL TEAMS 

1912— Pratt Johnson 1917— William Tucker 

1913— William Simpson 1918— John Chesnut 

1914 — Durand Tucker 1919 — John Chesnut 

1915— Carl Perry 1920— Talmadge Vansickel 

1916— Hobson Cone 1921— Andrew Ludwig 



Class of 1913 first to put out an Annual. Yeteva Rogers was Editor-in-chief and 
James Ramsey, business manager. This class was also the first Senior Class in the 
present High School building. 

Look at the number of teachers that G. H. S. has produced. 



Albert Dorman: A drama is something on the order of a play. 
Miss Woodbery: That is very indefinite. 
Albert: Yes'm. Most of them are. 



After a basketball game in Palatka. the boys were discussing their dates, when 
the question was asked: "Well, Bill, who are you going to see tonight?" Bill 
Tucker replies: "Oh, I have an orange in my suit case. Guess 111 eat it and go 
to bed." 



Miss Lipscomb: "What are the two greatest parties in this country?" 
Belva Floyd, impulsively: "The A. T. 0. banquet and the Junior reception. 

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Crach a Smile 



Margaret Layton: "I hear Jim 
was put out of the game Saturday 
for holding." 

Catherine Davis : "Isn't that 
just like Jim?" 



Miss Wood: "Can you tell me, 
Elizabeth, what is the order of the 
Bath?" 

Elizabeth Baker: "Yes, at our 
house, it is Nancy, then Mary, 
then me." 



Mrs. Leake (In Geom. Class) : 
"Frank, bisect the line." 

Frank Brumley: "In how many 
parts?" 



Mrs. Emniert: "What did you 

say .'^ 

Dorothy Edwards: "Nothing." 
Mrs. Emmert: "I know, but 

how did you express it?" 



Rainey Cawthon: "Who is this 
guy Eddie Torial who is always 
writing things in the Comet?" 



Brief but Enough — The sting 
of a bee is only one thirty-second 
of an inch in length. Another 
example of a little thing going a 
long way. 



Mrs. Cawthon: "What figure 
of speech is, 'I love my teacher?' " 
Bill Dial: "Sarcasm." 



Mary Kincaid: "So, you think 
you have a forgiving nature?" 

Lillian Long: "I must have, I 
always go back to the same den- 
tist." 



Ernest Lamons: "Do you read 
Whiz Bang?" 

Birkett Jordan: "No, I don't 
care for Dickens' writings." 



Bob Black: "Prof., did you 
ever tell a lie?" 

Prof. Buchholz: "Why, yes, I 
guess so." 

Bob: "Did Miss Woodbery 



tell 



.9" 



Prof.: "Most likely she did." 
Bob: "Has Miss Rivero ever 
told one?" 

Prof.: "I suppose so. Why?" 
Bob: "I was just thinking how 
lonely George Washington and I 
are going to be in heaven." 



Mabel Edwards: "I can't get 
the powder on my nose good with 
this light." 

Lena Chancey: "Why not try 
a powder puff?" 



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Barco Bishop: "I'm going to 
put a gun on my watch to kill 
time." 



A certain guy named Shelley 
made this wise crack in one of his 
poems, "0 wind, if Winter comes, 
can Spring be far behind?" 

After reading over our English 
Lits we come to this conclusion. 

"0 Thackeray, if Johnson 
comes, can Boswell be far be- 
hind?" 

And looking over our class this 
strikes us forcbily, 

"0 Mabel, if Philip comes, can 
Devaux be far behind?" 

Also in acordance with the time, 

"Oh ! If reviews 

come, can exams be far behind?" 



Elizabeth Baker: "I really can't 
believe in you. You deceive all 
the girls." 

Pinkie Br ins on: "All! On my 
word of honor, you're the first one 
I ever deceived." 



Prof. Terry: "Why did Joshua 
command the sun to stand still?" 

Lamar Sarra: "I guess it didn't 
agree with his watch.' 



"The ^mith twins flunk in Latin, 
They've failed in Greek for 
years ; 
But although they're last 
They're not outclassed 

For they lead the school in 
cheers." 



Donald Bishop: "Jim Turbe- 
ville must be fairly well to do. 
I notice he always smokes initial- 
ed cigarettes." 

Frank Bruniley: "Yes, but did 
you ever notice that they are never 
his own initials?" 



Louise Bowers: "Yes, this is 
my latest picture, and I'll tell you 
ten thousand would not buy it." 

Allen: "That's so, and I'm one 
of the ten thousand." 



Prof. Farrior: "Do you con- 
sider it sinful to play golf on 
Sunday?" 

Prof. Buchholz: "Maybe it is. 
But don't let it worry you. What 
you play can hardly be classed as 
golf." 



In spite of repeated warnings 
from his father, little Bobby per- 
sisted in driving nails into blocks 
and boards. He had arrived at 
the play-at-carpenter stage. 

One morning Dad heard the 
familiar poundings and looking 
out he saw Bobby banging awav 
— his little sister Mary sitting be- 
side him, apparently looking on. 

"Haven't I told you, Bobby, 
that you will smash your fingers 
if you drive nails?" the father 
asked. 

"Yes, I know. Dad, but Mary's 
holding the nail." 



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DRINKS THAT SATISFY 
THE THIRST 



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COME TO 



DORAN'S BICYCLE SHOP 

FOR BICYCLES, ACCESSORIES 
AND REPAIRS 

218 EAST MAIN ST. 



PRACTICE ECONOMY NOW 

AND SAVE FOR THE 

FUTURE 



iPhifers 



THE ECONOMY CENTER OF 
GAINESVILLE 



TO THE STUDENTS 

We take this means of thanking you for the good patronage extended 
us since we opened for business on the south side of square. You will 
always find a courteous welcome and lots of new goods here. 

A. C. SMITH & CO. 

Always Something New 
South Side Square 

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B.M. TENCH 

^^ Gainesville ^^ 
p- Florida ^ 

SHOEIS 



MORRIS pANNON HOMPANY 
cans Uomplete U overage 

INSURANCE AND BONDS 
Graham Bldg. Phone 236 



STUDEBAKER AGENCY 

Storage, Repairing, Electrical Work, Batteries, Painting, 

Tops, Trimming, Seat Covers, Upholstering 

for any make of cars. 

Full Line of Accessories, Gas and Oil. 
WE NEVER SLEEP 



STAR GARAGE 

J. R. FOWLER, Prop. 



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CHESTER S. HARROLD, Prop. 
221 East Main Street, S. 



AMERICAN SHOE REPAIR- 
ING CO. AND SHINE 
PARLOR 

Louis Eliades, Prop. 
Phone 139 



GAINESVILLE, FLA. 

4% Interest on Savings, Compounded 
Quarterly 



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SENIOR GLASS G. H. S. 

1922 
ACCEPT OUR HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS 



You have studied faithfully and the reward is right- 
fully yours. This institution has followed you closely, 
from the date that you first graced this world with 
your merry laugh and chubby face. Service was our 
watchword then, and now, years after, we still have 
the pleasure and honor to serve you. 

Entrust the cares of your future home and life with 
us — that we may continually serve you. 




• GAINESVILLE, FUOBIDA 



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Constant Effort 
Toward Perfection 

Will Raise the Standard 
of Any Product 



We are constantly striving, through a study of trade con- 
ditions, efficient methods and the appKcation of modern machin- 
ery, to make our service more valuable to our customers. 



Correspondence and Consultation are invited on all matters 
involving the use of type, engravings and printer's ink. 



^'Printing up to a Standard- 
Not Down to a Price/' 



Pepper Printing Company 

TELEPHONE 136 GAINESVILLE, FLA. 



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Just Received 33 New Folders 
Suitable for school 
Children's Pictures 

VANSICKEL'S STUDIO 



Watch Daily Papers for Program 
Feature Pictures Every Day 



When two women exchange 
compliments the recording angel 
is kept as busy as when two men 
trade horses. — Ex. 



KELLEY MUSIC CO. 

EDISON AND BRUNSWICK 
PHONOGRAPHS 

Records, Sheet Music, Musical In- 
struments and Supplies 



Electric Repair Department 

Shoe Shine Parlor 

—SHOES— 

CHESNUT'S SHOE STORE 

Satisfaction Guaranteed 
South Side Square 



L.J. 



THE CLOTHIER 

AGENT FOR 

GRIFFON BRAND CLOTHES 



"Did you lynch the man who 
stole your automobile?" 

"No," replied Pirate Pete. "He 
got away." 

"Unpunished?" 

"No, sir. If that bunch of 
junk treats him the way it has me, 
he's bavin' punishment enough." 



GAINESVILLE CAFETERIA 



Best Place to Eat 



$5.00 Meal Ticket for $3.90 



Sheriff Ramsey : "Gilbert, did 
I ever tell you about me fighting 
the battle of Bull Run?" 

Gilbert: "Fve listened to all of 
your Bull, but vou never have told 
me about your run." 



Finley: "Mr. Buchholz. whit 
shall we wear at the baccalaureate 
sermon?" 

Prof.: "Wh\-Y-Y. Finley. you 
can wear vour Prince Albert. 



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JUST RIGHT FILLING 
STATION 

BATTERY SERVICE 

E. A. TAYLOR, Prop. 

We Carry a Full Line of 

FANCY GROCERIES AND 

VEGETABLES 

Right Goods at the Right Price 

SANITARY FRUIT AND 
GROCERY CO. 

Phone 87 

GO TO SPEEDIE'S 

for 

PURITY ICE CREAM, SODA 

WATER AND CANDIES 

Phone 37 



TAILOR 
Alteration and Repairing 

THE THOMAS GO. 

TENNIS RACKETS, NETS AND 

BALLS, AND OTHER 

SPORTING GOODS 

Phone 22 

J. 6. HARROLD'S 

GROCERIES AND 
FRESH MEATS 

PHONE 25 



JOHNSON'S PHARMACY 
Drugs, Medicines, Stationery 

We Guarantee Personal Attention 

to Prescriptions 

Phone L52 

TIRES, VULCANIZING, 
GAS, OIL 

DOUGLAS B. PEDRICK 
Phone 43 



J.J. 



Everything Electrical 

Phone 107 



Johnny and WilHe went to a 
play. When the climax was reach- 
ed the hero approached the vil- 
lainess, who was very large, and 
cried: "Woman, woman, what 
have you done?" 

Then Johnny whispered: "Why 
did he say 'woman' twice?" 

And Willie answered: "Look 
how big she is!" 



"That voung man stays to an 
unearthly hour every night, 
Gladys," said an irate father to 
his youngest daughter. "What 
does your mother say about it?" 

"Well, Dad," Gladys replied, as 
she turned to go upstairs, "she 
says that men haven't changed a 
bit." 



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FLORIDA NATIONAL 



GAINESVILLE, FLA. 



Call on 



J. S. BODIFORD &, CO. 

for 
NORRIS' EXQUISITE CANDIES 



DIAMONDS 

JEWELRY 

WATCHES 



SILVERWARE 

FINE CHINA 

CUT GLASS 



C. H. COLES & SON 

Jewelers & Opticians 




GIFTS THAT LAST# 



GAINESVILLE 



FLORIDA 



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ROBUCK MOTOR CO. 

Successors to J. H. Alderman 



^js^V 



Authorized ^'^:. ,J^>rd <^ Dealers 




SALES AND SERVICE 

CARS, TRUCKS AND TRACTORS 

REPAIRS, PARTS AND ACCESSORIES 

Lincoln Motor Cars 



MORE FUN TO GRADUATE! 

The DIPLOMA — at last — praise and admiration of friends, and just lots 
of gifts and flowers! 

We are truly sorry that we cannot furnish the Diplomas, but we send 
many Good Wishes to the Class of '22 and hope that all their presents may 
be Gifts that Last. 



L. G.SMITH 

S. Side Square 



J. W. McCOLLUM & CO. 

DRUGGISTS 

"The Rexall Store" 

Toilet Articles, Perfumes, Cigars and 

Tobacco, Liggett's and Guth's Candy. 

Phone 141 



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GOTO 



if/arable^ s Studio 



FOR THE BEST PICTURES 



ALL THE CUCKOOS ARE NOT IN CLOCKS 

We've got a bird of a style in every department. The newest, the 
latest, and the longest lasting. If that's what you want in men's wear and 
clothing we've got you tagged. 

NUFF SED 

Burnett THE Clothier 



TO THE STUDENT 

You will find in every department 
of our store many values at all times, 
^^e cater to your wants. 




AND WOMEN 



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GAINESVILLE FURNITURE COMPANY 

VICTROLAS AND RECORDS 

Telephone No. 86 



GAINESVILLE HEMSTITCHING CO. 

Hemstitching, Plaiting and Buttons Covered 
All Work Guaranteed 

Located at A. C. SMITH & CO/s Store 




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