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acknowledgment of services rendered by him; as first, 1 instruct- 
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1912 to 1916, of the Academy of Richmond County. 


THE ARC— 1919 

The Arc 


Captain C. A. Doolittle. Ik. 


Captain J. M. Walker, Jr. 


Lieutenant C. H. Cohen 
Captain G. W. Wright; Sgt. H. Smith 


Literary Editor Sgt. Nachman, H. 

Military Editor Capt. Fleming, W. C. 

Athletic Editor Lieut. Sylvester, D. C 

Class Events Editor Green, F. 

Joke Editor Brittingham. J. W. 

Cartoonists Pvt. Roberts. P. ; Sgt. Merry, B. ; Sgt. Lew, L. 

Class Treasurer Sgt. Belding, M. 

Publicity Editor Goldstine, P. 

History and Purpose of "The Are" 

The Class of 1919, of the Academy of Richmond County, presents this year's 
edition of the Annual to the school with the hope that in the years to come the 
publication of an Annual will be continued, and that from now on it will become 
a regular part of the student work of every Senior class. We have this year 
paved the way for them and all that is necessary for those coming after is to 
follow in our foot steps. 

The purpose of "The ARC" is to leave some concrete reminder of the year 
Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen. This book will live for years, and every 
Academy boy who has a copy of it can, in the the years to come, look through 
it and bring back old memories of this year, ['".specially of value and interest it 
will be to the Senior Class who now are about to leave the halls of old Richmond, 
each one going his own way. It will again and again bring back to them golden 
memories of their good old Senior days, memories of the year in which they 
received their Diplomas. 

The publishing of "The ARC' has been something entirely new. Never 
before had the School attempted the publication of an Annual, the only publi- 
cation up to this time being "The ARC Light." which was a small magazine 
published monthly for six months, by the Senior Class. 

THE ARC— 1919 

It was at first the intention of this class to publish the magazine, but on 
account of ha\mg to lose two months from school on account of the influenza 
epidemic the idea was given up. It was then suggested by certain members of 
the class that instead of a magazine we publish an Annual. This motion w:is 
brought up and passed at the first class meeting, but little did we dream of the 
amount of work necessary to accomplish this end, if we had. I think the motion 
would have been lost. A staff was appointed and with the aid of a Faculty 
committee we started. For about a week or so we did not get very far from the 
start because of the fact that no one knew exactly what was necessary to be 
done, except possibly the Faculty committee who, in their college days, had done 
a little work of this nature. Atter a while various printing and engraving con- 
cerns sent in contracts and the most advisable one was signed. At about that 
time it dawned upon certain members of the Staff I a few of them it has not 
dawned upon yet ) what a large amount of money it was really going to take. 
So the Business Managers began to try to work out a plan by which we could 
meet the cost; subscription blanks were distributed among the boys in the 
Battalion, and glory be to them in the manner in which they backed us up. 
Nearly every boy in the Battalion promised to take a copy, while Company "I!" 
promised the largest number of subscriptions. Prices for advertisements were 
figured out and. let it be said here, that the Business Managers did excellent 
work in obtaining them. Next came the part that was of most interest to the 
school, and that was the taking of pictures. As you can easily see all kind- 
were taken and the more we took the more delighted were the boys. After about 
a month and a half of worry and work the Annual was sent to press and the 
entire Staff took a rest, that is if studying hard for the last month of Senior 
work can be called taking a rest. 

While I am writing I wish to extend to the men who made possible this 
Annual the appreciation of the entire Senior Class. Especially we wish to thank 
Messrs. Copeland, Skinner. J. L., and Casdn, members of the Faculty, who were 
our supreme advisors and helpers in the work. Next we wish to thank all the 
merchants of Augusta who gave us an advertisement ( if it had not been for 
their generosity we would hate to think of the plight of the Annual). We also 
wish to thank the entire School, both Faculty and boys, for the manner in which 
they cooperated with us to obtain the best Annual possible. Last, but not least, 
we wish to thank Mr. Montell, the Annual photographer, for the interest he took 
in our work and for the good pictures which he photographed, as they greatly 
helped to make the Annual. 

As a closing, I will only hope that the people who read this Annual will get 
as much enjoyment and interest from it as there was work on our part to edit it. 

Capt. C. A. DoOl.ITTLE. '19, 


THE ARC— 1910 

THE ARC— 191V 

Foundation of the Academy of 
Richmond County 

The Academy of Richmond County is the oldest educational institution in 
Georgia, and the fourth oldest in the United States. The Statute of 1783, under 
which, it was created, may not be a technical charter, and no corporate name was 
given to the Board, which, though not called Trustees of the Richmond Academy, 
was referred to sometimes as the Commissioners of Richmond County, some- 
times as the Trustees of Augusta, and sometimes as the Trustees of the Academy 
and the Church. The original act did not designate the duties of the Board. 
They exercised all manner of powers, many of them diverse, and from our 
present standpoint incongruous. It laid out the town, numbered the lots, named 
the streets, built St. Paul's Church, managed the Academy and chose the teachers, 
ran a lottery, repaired the river bank, narrowed Broad and Greene Streets, and 
performed many other functions not recorded here. 

In 1783, immediately after the close of the war, the first demand of the 
citizens was for the establishment of an Academy. The new State had no money 
and no means of raising it, but it took advantage of the fact that the land in and 
around Augusta was held under royal grants, containing a provision that the 
purchaser should improve the property within a given time, or else that the lot 
should revert back to the King. Many of these lots had been bought up by 
those who did not improve them, and hence were liable to forfeiture. These, 
together with the Public Reserve, originally laid out as a common around the 
Fort, were vested in Trustees to be sold, and the proceeds used for building a 
church, and for the building of an academy or seminary of learning. 

It was. of course, necessary to sell lots and raise money before the school 
could be established. Hut the citizens were not willing to wait on that slow 
progress for raising an endowment sufficient enough to maintain the Academy. 
They did not want their children to be deprived of that which was instantly 
needed. But the Board looked at it from a financial standpoint, and took no 
steps either towards hiring a teacher or erecting a building. The public was not 
satisfied with the progress made and the Grand Jury, on March 27, 17S4, pre- 
sented as a grievance "the want of a seminary of learning." This stimulated 
the Board, and they let a contract for the erection of a schoolhouse. This con- 
tractor died before any work was done, and the Grand Jury again in October. 

1784, presented as a grievance "the languishing situation of the intended Academy 
or Seminary of learning." The Board then rescinded the contract with the 
executor of the deceased contractor, but appeared to have been unable to for- 
ward the building. The Grand Jury, again responding to the public impatience, 
on March 24, 1785, presented as a grievance "the Commissioners for the public 
buildings of this town for not making proper exertions in getting, the church 
and Academy erected, notwithstanding the funds appropriated for the purpose 
and which are deemed more than adequate to carry the same into execution." 
This presentment stirred them into motion, and on the next day, March 25, 

1785, "the Board having consulted upon the employment of a Master for the 


Academy, and Air. Win. Rogers, late of the state of Maryland, having been well 
recommended, as being of good fame anil sufficiently learned in the sciences, 
appointed him Master at a salary of 200£ and the use of the buildings and gar- 
den, for which the said Master should give his whole time, shall teach the Latin, 
Greek and English languages, and the common practical branches of mathematics. 
according to the rules established and practiced in the seminaries of learning 
and reading in the United States. Children learning letters and reading, will be 
charged $4.00; those learning the principles of the English grammar and cipher- 
ing, S3. CO; and those learning the Latin rnd Greek languages, or any branch 
of the mathematcs, S10.00 per quarter." The school established was for boys 
and girls and remained so for a long period, its exact termination not being 

On the same day they revived that a merchant be employed to import books, 
the list of which shows a high standard for the new school. Also French and 
English tutors were employed at a salary of S300 each. 

The school was first held in some building that had formerly been used in 
pre-revolutionary days, and was opened in April, 1785, the first commencement 
being held on October 24, 178C>. We cannot determine exactly where the first 
schoolhouse was located, but the minutes of May. 1784, show that the Board let 
the contract for a building which was to be erected on the square bounded by 
Washington, Reynolds. Mcintosh and Lay. the Academy to be exactly in the 
center ; a large gate, avenue and court to be exactly in the front, and a garden 
from the hack to the rear. This site was abandoned, and the first schoolhouse 
was erected on Lay between Elbert and Lincoln. In it court was held, and also 
church services, until 1789, when St. Laul's was rebuilt. This building was 
spoken of as tenement Xo. 9. There was evidently another large building on 
the adjoining lot, for. at the same time, it was resolved that the lot Xo. 8 "should 
he reserved until the further order of the Board for the sessions of the General 
Assemblv, and for the holding of the Superior and Inferior Courts of the 
county, together with the Circuit and District Courts of the United States, and 
that for that purpose the keys were to he given to his Excellency upon his appli- 
cation, who is required after the rising of the Legislature to deliver the same to 
the sheriff for the uses last named." 

The Public Examinations were held in the spring and fall, and it is most 
interesting to note to what great importance they were considered by the entire 
community. They were attended by the Board officially and by the public gen- 
erally ; sometimes by the Governor and the Executive Council, later by the 
City Council in a body. The first of which we have any record is that of March 
30. 1786, and another in July. 1789. 

The above article was obtained from good authority and written by Felton 
Davis, of the Class of 1916, in his Senior Year. We feel that he should he given 
credit for hi- work, and we are glad to be able t<> obtain an article on the foun- 
dation of the Academy, written by an old Academy hoy. 


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THE ARC— 1919 15 


Center, left to right : 

Major George P. Butler, Principal, Commandant Mathematics 

Graduate, University of Georgia, 1894, B. E. 

O. Conway Skinner, Assistant Principal Shop Work. Drawing 

Graduate, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1908, B. E. and M. E., 1909. 

W. R. Kenedy Commercial Subjects 

Graduate, Georgia Normal College and Business Institute. 

J. L. Skinner Physics. Mathematics 

Graduate. Alabama Polytechnic Institute. 1908, 11. S. and E. E.. 1909. 

Elmer I. Ransom Science, Mathematics 

Graduate, University of Georgia, 1913, B. S. 

Charles G. Cordle Latin History 

Graduate, Trinity College, V>\4. A. M. 

S. D. Copelaxd History. Economics 

Graduate. Mercer University, 1**1 1 . A. B. 

M. T. Brvson English, Agriculture 

Special course in English at Emory University. 

C. A. Scruggs Science, Latin 

Graduate. Mercer University, 1911, P.. A. 

G. H. Slappey French 

Graduate, University of Georgia, 1917, A. B. 

J. F. Cason English 

Graduate, Mercer University, 1902, A. B. 

B. L. de Brl t yxe French. Mathematics 

Graduate, High Commercial School, Ognabruck, Germany 

R. X. Allen Science. Shop Work 

Graduate, Furman University. 1911, A. B. 

14 THE ARC—lviv 

The Five Classes 

Behold! oh boys, THE FRESHMAX CLASS 

Their teachers wish them well ; 

But what they think their teachers are. 

Is not for us to tell. 

Next in line conies THE SOPHOMORE CLASS, 

A hard bunch to define ; 

Two years already we have tried 

To have this class refined. 

And now you see THE GALLANT THIRD, 
Soaring high in learning. 
But now since French, they have tried. 
To earth they are returning. 

Almost last, comes THE JUNIOR CLASS, 

In numbers they are small ; 

But a better set you cannot find. 

In the old assembly hall. 

A learned few, THE SENIORS are. 
Much knowledge they have gained ; 
For five long years they have worked, 
Their Diplomas to obtain. 

Sgt. Verdery, '20 and Sgt. Howeu., '20. 

1 With ApOL.gies 
To Mr Harrison Fisher 


THE ARC— 1919 

Class President 

Chakles A. Doolittle, Jr. 
Captain Commercial 

Our President has done a great deal to stimulate interest 
around the school and in the Senior Class in particular. He 
surprised the class quite a bit by making 95 on the last term 
English Exam, (by the way, we would like to know just how 
much it did cost him). Charlie is quite a ladies' man too 
(could not keep his class pin 24 hours). It is said that he 
has written a number of letters to the Tubman Senior Class 
(of course, all the business in the name of our Senior Class). 
(?) In the realm of Military endeavor he has been quite suc- 
cessful indeed, and stands today the second turkey in the bat- 

Xoted : Honors, 1, 2*; Corporal, 3; 1st Sgt. 4 (2nd Lieut, 
second term); Captain; President Senior Class; President 
Alex. H. Stephens Literary Society ; and Co-Editor-in-Chief of 
"The Arc", 5. 

Class I 'ice-President 

J Miller Walker, Jr. 
Captain General 

Here is Friend Miller, one of our honor men. He is one 
of the big noises in the class being Vice-President. He also 
holds offices in the Military, L : terary, and Annual Departments 
of the school, and has done a lot of work toward keeping 
them going. Miller is a real cute little fellow and is up to 
date on all affairs at Tubman. (Question: Is there a par- 
ticular girl at Tubman?) Miller has a magnificent voice for 
giving" commands to his company, it can be heard the far 
distarce of four or rive feet. 

Noted: Honors 1, 2, 3. 4; Corporal, last term 2: Sgt. 3; 
Lieut. 4; Captain. Vice-President of the Class; President 
Joseph R. Lamar Literary Society; and Co-Editor-in-Chief of 
"The Arc". 5. 

*The numbers denote the classes: 1, Freshmen; 2. Sopho- 
more; 3, Intermediate; 4, Junior; 5, Senior. 



Class Secretary ami Treasurer 

Milton D. Belding 
Supply Sergeant Technical 

Our honorable Class Treasurer always lias plenty of money, 
(Class money of coarse.) Milt m is tiny but can always lie 
heard, lie anil Smith make up the Gold-dust twins. As for 
his love affairs, well — they are somewhat cocnealed. ( ? ) In 
military circles Milton is commonly known as "Stable Sgt.". 

Xoted : Honors, 1. 2, 3, 4: Corporal, 4: Sgt.. 5; Com i i j 
Football, 5; Track 3, 4; Class Treasurer, 5. 

Clasence H. Cohen 
isl. Lieut. General 

Behold we have here "The Cohen' . the right honorable ( ?), 
the Adjutant or the General Utility < Ifficer. Clarence rules 
with an iron hand and pity the non-c irri who does not toe the 
mark. He is a great matrimonial expert and can tell you the 
wife and daughter of every man from A lain on down. 

Xoted: Color Sgt., 4; 1st Lieut., 5; Company Football, 3, 
S; Business Manager of the 'The Arc"; Class Prophet, 5. 

W. Cornelius Fleming 
Captain Scientific 

We have here Cornelius or better known as, "Red". He 
is one of our briaht honor boys who never studies over ten 
hours a night. He has just been made a Capt. and with his 
excellent knowledge of military tactics ( ?) he ought to make 
a good one. "Red" is pulling for first honor and has a good 
chance to get it, that is if not beaten out by another Captain. 

Noted: Honors, 1, 2, 3, 4: Corporal, ,5: Sgt., 4; 1st. Lieut, 
and Capt., 5; Class Historian, 5. 

THE ARC— 1919 


Sergeant General 

Herbert is one of our wonderful story writers and is con- 
sidered very good on F. O. B. stories, therefore has been 
placed at the head of the Literary Department. He is the 
originator of the Class and Honor insignia on the arm. (At 
least he furnished the idea, but with the improvements of 
Major, you can hardly recognize Herbert's idea.) He is rather 
inclined to be quiet but has taken a great deal of interest in 
the Senior Class Work. 

Xoted: Honors, 2; Corporal, 4: 1st. Sgt., 5; Literary 
Editor, 5. 

Henry A. Robinson 
1st. Lieutenant Scientific 

Here is the musical boy of the Class and leader of that 
wonderful organization known as the Academy Band. Henry 
is a fine fellow and liked by all (especially by the girls). It 
is claimed that he has captured more girls' hearts than any 
other boy in the Class. He is a great Technical Student and 
claims that he does not study more than ten hours a day. 

Noted: Corporal, 3: 1st. Sgt., 4; 1st Lieut., 5; Composer 
of Class Song, S. 

Harry D. Smith 



This is Harry our darling babj boy who takes great delight 
in playing witli laboratory apparatus. He and Belding make 
up the Leavenworth Clique, the main purpose of which is to 
tease Robinson. Harry has made honors every year regardless 
of the fact that he never studies over one hour a night. (?). 
Bright boy, eh ! 

Xoted: Honors, 1, 2, .1 4; Corporal, 4; Sgt., 5: Company 
Football, 2, 5: Ass't Business Manager of the "The Arc". 


C. Doughty Sylvester 
1st. Lieutenant General 

Our Friend, "Tough" Sylvester is quite a lady s man and 
some dancer. In miltary circles he is a First Lieut, and car- 
ries his sword with great expression. Doughty is our Athletic 
Editor and is quite an athlete himself, lie has tried them all. 
football, baseball and track, and last year won the Faculty 
Cup at the Track Meet. 

Xoted: Corporal, 3; Sgt„ 4; 1st. Lieut., 5; Company Foot- 
ball, 5; Track, 2. 3. 4; (Track Cup, 4) 

George W. Wright 
Captain General 

George, last of the drill boys hut not shortest, is well known 
as willing to oppose anything that anyone else advocates. He 
is very tall and handsome (blushes included) therefore he 
makes a very imposing figure in his uniform. He is one of 
the captains and is also circulation manager of "The Arc" in 
which position he has been very faithful in securing subscrip- 

Noted: Honors, 1, 2; Sgt., 3; 1st. Sgt.. 4; Captain; Ass't 
Business Manager, Secretary of the Alex. H. Stephens Debat- 
ing Society ; Company Football, 5. 

James Boatwright 
Non-Drill General 

A sad change has come over Jim in his high school days. 
first year, first honor, fifth year, well — lint all the same he 
is a jolly good fellow, liked by all and is pulling for a "Dip". 
In military, on account of the lack of Generals' places he quit 
drilling. Xow he is one of the "non-drill honorables". 

Xoted: Honors, 1, 2; Private, 1, 2, 3, 4. 


THE ARC— 1919 

John W. Brittingham 

Son-Drill General 

A new addition to our Class from Mt. St. Mary's College, 
Emmitsburg, Md. Liked by all and would have been a class 
officer had he been with us longer. He is a great dancer and 
lady's man, says he wants half a dozen class rings for his 
girls. Another General in the non-drill squad. 

Noted : Editor of the Joke Department of "The Arc '. S : 
Company Football. 5 : Class Orator, 5. 

Chasles D. Daniel 
X oii-Drill Technical 

Charlie is the original tourist from Millen. He joined our 
Class last yeur but with his good nature and witty remarks 
has become very popular. He is very handsome and it is 
claimed that all the girls are crazy about him. He is another 
boy who is headed for Tech (and a good time I. At present 
he resides in the Dormitory and quit drill because of being 
made corporal. 

Noted: Varsity Football, 4: Corporal: Ass't in the Joke 
Department. 5. 

J. Philip Goli stein 
Xo n- Drill Commercial 

Here is the boy who says he does n>>t like to brag but he 
is undoubtedly the best debator in the school. One of Philip's 
highest ambitions is to learn to dance so he can attend the 
swell Social Functions, lie is noted fcr never being "ii time, 
and his ability to ask questi' ns. but all the same he is a 
good hearted fe'low and. in a way. is liked by all. 

Noted: Private. 1, 2. 3, 4; Publicity Manager, 5. 

THE ARC— 1919 

Frank Green 
Non-Drill General 

Frank is rather inclined to lie quiet in the Class yet he is 
always ready to enter into any fun and is an all round line 
fellow. One of his greatest pleasures is to tease Goldstein. 
By some unknown reason he managed to get out of drilling 
in his third year, therefore has not achieved any military 

Xoted : Private, 1. 2, 3; Class Events Editor. 5. 

YVyly Gri ffin 
Non-Drill C ommercial 

\x was first thought that we were m t going to have Wyly 

with us this year as he tried to get into the S. A. T. C. then 
into the Navy hut at last returned to Richmond. He is a 
great hasehall player, therefore has a girl in all the small 
country towns that the Academy plays. It is even claimed 
that after he gets his "Dip" he is going to either Sparta or 
( Irovetown to live. 

Noted: Corpi ral. 3: Sgt, 4: Company Football 3. 5; \ ar- 
sitv Baseball 4. 5. 

John - E. Mlrphey 

Johnny is the boy who says he is afflicted with the disease 
kn.wn as laziness. He is our Class Poet, but says "never 
again" as it means to much work. He is the original argttrer 
and can cause more trouble in a Class meeting by arguing 
than any other fellow. But all the same he is pretty popular 
and is actually pulling hard for a "Dip". 

Xoted: Honors. 1, 2; Corporal. 3: S;-:t.. 4: Company Foot- 
ball. 3. 5: Track. 3; Class Poet. 5. 


A Toast 

Here's to the grand old A. R. C. 

A better school there'll never be. 

Here's to the men who have made it so. 

May their wealth and happiness ever grow. 

A school that's never fallen behind. 

But's always been at the head of the line. 

Our bovs left home and crossed the sea. 

To fight for freedom and democracy. 

May the grand old Academy forever shed light. 

Over all that is true, that i^ just, that is right! 

Corp. Coldex Battev. '20. 

THE ARC— 1919 

Junior Class 

Class Officers 

President Battey, Colden 

/ 'ice-President Henry, ( Ioodrich 

Secretary Sturman, Smythe 

Treasurer Yerdery, Marion 

Attridge, Clifford 
Burton, Clarence 
Carswell, John 
Clark, Harmon 
Davis. William H. 
Dimmock, William 
Dolvin, R. L. 
Edelblut, Ted 
Hook, Frank 


1 towell, Homer 
Jarrell, Joseph 
Levy. Lionel 
Martin, Ruin. 
Nixi n, Scott 
Xorvell, Marion 
Phinizy, Thomas 
Reese, Lewis 

Ridlehoover, Franklin 
Saxon, Amory 
Symms, Allen 
Thompson, Albert 
Tobey, Norman 
Walsh, Frank 
Weeks, Richard 
Wyly, llarrv 


Our Flag 

Our Flag with the accent on the word ouri Or, in words that bring the 
meaning home more clearly, "My Flag!" How fine that sounds when you can 
point out to a foreigner "Old Glory'" flying in the breeze, and say that it is yours. 
It is yours to defend and love; it is yours to die for. if necessary. To be able to 
say that the flag and what it represents is behind you in any lawful deed, and 
will see that you are given your just rights in any foreign land gives one confi- 
dence. What true American does not feel his blood grow hot and tingle in his 
veins, bis heart thump faster, and a strange feeling creep down his backbone, 
when be sees "( >ld Glory" floating proudly at the head of a column of troop? 
Just imagine what the flag must mean to a person who has been in a strange- 
country, from under the protecting wave of the Stars and Stripes, suddenly to 
see it at the mast of one of our battleships. Today, the flag is in fighting trim 
after having been carried into the midst of the European war; into the midst 
of the fight for peace and democracy. Today foreign powers know that our flag 
and our uniform represent fighting qualities superior to those of any other country. 
They know that our flag is to be respected or they will have to suffer the consequences of 
a fight with our troops, whom they have learned to fear. The forty-eight stars 
in our flag represent forty-eight states, each an empire within itself. That these 
states have fought and worked together, has been one of the secrets of our 
success in past wars. Therefore, let us hope that in the future, each state will 
do its duty, so that the stars and stripes may forever wave over the "land of 

the free and the home of the brave." 

Capt. C. A. Doolittle, '19. 



Intermediate Class 

i iass Officers 

President North, Henry 

rice-Preside/. t Sherman, Jim 

Secretary and Treasurer Merry, Brian 


Adams. Marion 
Baker, E. 
Beard, Frank 
Belding, -Morris 
Burdashaw, William 
Blanchard, Hubert 
Bowen, Charles 
Brenner, < 'tis 
Chance, Francis 
Clark. G. M. 
Cleckley, Hervey 
Doar, Frank 
Dorset. Fred 
Dumbar, Barney 
Fargo, Charles 
Fargo. Walter 
Fell, William 
Ford. Hugh 
Fourcher. Kenneth 
( '.< irdon, Wilson 

Heath. Elliott 
Holland. Preston 
Holliday. Howard 
1 [i tlnian, Marsden 
Lackman, Raymond 
Laird, 1 larold 
1. angle)-. Seaborn 
Lehmann, Albert 
Lokey, Lonie 
Magruder, Milton Mallar 
Mallard. Matthew 
Markert. Hermon 
Marks. Henrv 
Marshalk. Fre<l 
Medlock. Ralph 
Miller. Hinton 
Morris. Adrian 
Mi irris, William 
McCrary, William 
McGahee, Ollie 

Nachman, Morton 
< itis, Francis 
Owens, Auburn 
Owens. Meade 
Parks, Robert 
Paul. Sherwood 
Phillips. Glenn 
Philpot, I'.illie 
Roberts. Paul 
Robertson, Paul 
Roseborough, Edward 
Scruggs, 1 ightfoot 
Sprague, J. 
Tanenbaum, Pinky 
Trowbridge, Kennard 
Walker. Walton 
Walton, Robt. 
Watkins, Richard 
Whitney. Moragne 
Williams. Rov 


THE ARC— 191V 


I owned the Universe and all that it contains ; 
I owned America, with all its grassy plains ; 
I owned the fishes, that in the ocean dwell; 
I owned the birds and beasts that roam the woodland dell 
I owned the stars that down upon us shine ; 
I owned the moonlight that lovers think divine; 
I owned the rainbow, whose beaut)' is renowned; 
I owned a Kingdom and were with jewels crowned; 
I owned these — they, no doubt, would give me fame, 
But with all of them — I'd love HER just the same. 

Corp. Colden Battey, '20. 

THE ARC— 1919 


Sophomore Class 

Class Officers 

President Merry, Guy 

Vice-President Kilpatrick, A. 

Secretary unci 'Treasurer Gillman, C. 


Baird, Warren 
Barrett, < iould 
Barrett, Tobin 
Beckum, Thomas 
Bland, Walter 
Blitchington, Frank 
Boyd, Lamar 
Brittingham, Ceo. 
Caldwell, John 
Carr, Graham 
Carswell, Porter 
Churchill, C. H. 
Chumbley, C. W. 
Cohen, Adrian 
Conley, Hugh 
Dasher, Nesbit 
Dicks, Edward 
Dorn, Briggs 
Ellis, Stephen 
Emigh, Harry 
Eubanks, Roy 
Eubanks, Haskell 
Evans, loe 

Florence, Spurgeon 
Gardiner, Sears 
< repfert, Roy 
( libson, Foster 
Hal ford, Eugene 
Harper, Harry 
Harrison, Dunbar 
Hargett, J. L. 
Hiers, Renfroe 
Hensley, E. A. 
Jennings, Thomas 
Johnson, Nelson 
Jones, Isadore 
Kerhy, Mearl 
Kershaw, J. 
Killingsworth, Ralph 
Law. William 
Lee, Fitzhugh 
Legwin. Glenn 
Livingston, Edward 
Lucky, Curtis 
Lynch, Walter 
Mason, Hovt 

Masur, Louis 

Morris, Harry 
Morris, Lamar 
McNeill, James 
Newman, Harry 
O'Connell, Louis 
I'ark, Clarence 
Radford, Stanley 
Rice, Pat 
Ripley, H. D. 
Robinson, Reuben 
Scarborough, Charles 
Spiers, William 
Tanenbaum, Numin 
Thomas, Floyd 
Thomas, Leo 
Thompson, Wesley 
Verdery, Charles 
Weathers. Charlie 
Weiele, Gardiner 
Wright, Harold 
Young, Cosrdell 

34 THE ARC—l"l<> 

Ye Freshmen 

I stood upon a mountain, 

I gazed down upon the plain ; 

I saw a lot of green stuff 

That looked like waving grain. 

I took another look at it. 

I thought it must be grass ; 
But. goodness, to my horror, 

It was the Freshman Cla>-.. 

Sgt. Homer Howell, '20, 

Sgt. M \riox Verdery, '20. 


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Freshman Class 

Class Officers 

/'resident Edward 

Vice-President Gray, Tow 

Secretary Baxley, Marion 

Treasurer Xixox, ( '■ w i xx 


Adams, ( Iscar 
Anderson, Bob 
Anderson, Spike 
Andrews, William 
Aitchison, C. T. 
Angelakos, Nick 
Barnes, Tracy 
Barrier. Clarence 
Barrow, R. L. 
Beall, Louis 
Beasley, Joe \\ . 
Bessor, Phillip 
Binns, Lloyd 
Bleakley, Arthur 
Boatwright, Gray 
Britt, Wyman 
Bush. Fred 
Cadle, Fred 
Cheathem, Jack- 
Chew. Ben 
Cohen, Leopold 
Craig, Henry 
Cummins". Ilenrv 
Daniels, Clarence 
D'Antienac. William 
Deas, William 
Dunbar, Francis 
Dress, Guvton 
Fakes, J. T. 
Emigh, James 
Ergle, Ramsey 
Farrar, Millard 

Fazio, Patsy 

Fennell. Sam 
Ferguson, Harvey 
Flythe, Starkey 
Fogel, Moses 
Frank, Alex 
( iepfert, Randolph 
Gibson, Will 
Goodwin, Thomas 
Graves, Thos. H. 
Hamilton, Jasper 
Hardman, Rushton 
Harmon, Marion 
Hatch, Ernest 
Hatcher, H. II. 
Hattawav, R. L. 
Heath. P. 
Hendee. Malcom 
Hogrefe, Carl 
Humphrey, Alfred 
Inman. Henry 
Jordan, Howard 
Kershaw, Ted 
Kilpatrick. Charlie 
Kinard. \"erdery 
Leary. Guy 
Leitner, George 
Liops. CarPon 
Matheny. Theodore 
^fertins Fred 
McElmurrav, P. 
Miller, E. 

Miller. Dcssie 
Morgan. 1 lenry 
Morris, Milledge 
Murrah. Edw ard 
Parish, Roy 
Barker. Amory 
Parker. George 
Perkins, Henry 
Phillips, Stephens 
Powell. Willie 
Prather, Willie 
Pate. L. S. 
Prescott, Leon 
Richardson, Xcvette 
Rogers. Clifford 
Samuel, Jarrette 
Saxon. Donald 
Seigler, William 
She In k, ( 'ceil 
S:mkins, L. H. 
Smith, Ben 
Southall. Richard 
Spcerin>, f , Harry 
Spoffard, George 
S'ory. Lewis 
Thompson, Young 
Van Pelt, J ( hn 
Walsh, Thomas 
Walters, Fred 
Whitlock, Higdon 
Wren, Hubert 


William II. Stephens 

Last, but not least, comes our friend, William the Janitor. The picture - 
of the school would not be complete without him, as he has been with us for 
main- a year. He was here when the present Seniors were Freshmen, and they, 
after June, will leave him still here, to see other Classes come and go. If it were 
not for William we would freeze in the winter, and if it were not for him we 
would be wading in chalk and paper, which the Freshmen take great delight in 
throwing. So, here is to William, may he continue at the Academy for many 
a year to come, and may his life be made more enjoyable by the future Freshmen 
throwing less shot and chalk. 



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The Dormitory 


J. L. Skinnek Policeman, Janitor and "Meat Slicer" 

S. D. Copeland Detective anil "Time" Keeper 

C. ( i. Cordle Photographer and "Floor Walker" 

R. X. Allen Librarian and Debater 

G. H. Slappev Correspondent and "Mail Watcher" 


Ait< hison, C Akron. Ohio 

Blanchahd, II Harlem. ( la. 

Bland, W Statesboro, Ga. 

Carswell, I Waynesboro, Ga. 

Carswell, I 
Daniel, C. 
Dorn, B. .. 
Hargett, J. L 
Harper, H. . 
Holliday, H. 
Jarrell, I. . . 

. Waynesboro, ( la. 

Millen, Ga. 

.McCormick, S. C. 

. . West Point, Ga. 

Martin, S. C. 

. . Washington, Ga. 

Athens, ( la. 

Jones, I Jeffersonville, Ga. 

Magruder, -M Grovetown, Ga. 

Morris, I Hephzibah, Ga. 

Norvell, M Grovetown. Ga. 

Phillips, * I Harlem. ( la. 

Phillips, S Harlem. Ga. 

Prescott, L McBean, Ga. 

Reese, I Grovetown. Ga. 

Thompson, G. A. .White Plains. X. Y. 

Thompson, Y. H Montrose. Ga. 

Walker, G. W Cochrane, Ga. 

Walton, R Harlem. Ga. 

Weeks. R Harlem, Ga. 



44 THE ARC— 1919 

Military Department 

Editor, Capt. W. C. Fleming 

Available records show that the Academy of Richmond County was first 
organized upon a military basis in 1882 under the command of Capt. J. O. 
Clarke. The cadets were formed into a single company and drills were held 
in the afternoons, three times per week. 

In 1887. Lieut. I-'. \V. (ireenleaf was put in charge of the Department, which 
was discontinued in 1888. Ten years later, a military organization was adopted 
under the command of Major Geo. P. Ihitler. who is the present Commandant 
of the Department. Two companies were formed and a short drill was held each 
morning, instead of the usual recess. After a few years, under the command 
of Major Butler, the Department had increased in numbers to such an extent 
that it was necessary to organize three companies, and later four, as in the 
present Battalion. 

Light single-shut Remington rifles were used from 1898 until I'M 5 when 
Krag-Jorgensen Carbines were loaned by the Government and ammunition was 
supplied for target practice until the outbreak of the World War. The Rifle 
Range of the National Guard, which is situated about six miles from Augusta, 
just off the Milledgeville Road, was available for this purpose and some tine 
records were made by the cadets. 

In 1" '14 a beautiful stand of Colors was bought, replacing the old Academy 
flag used before that time. 

The Cadet Hand was organized in 1915 under the leadership of Lieut. C. 
Kohlruss, and has been a most valuable feature of the Department ever since. 
It is worthy of note that no professional instruction has ever been given the 
Band and that the membership has always been confined to cadets actively 

The cadets have three uniforms: the fatigue uniform, consisting of a blue 
coat, bell crowned cap and grey trousers; the full dress uniform, consisting of 
the blue coat and bell crowned cap of the fatigue uniform and white trousers: 
the summer uniform, consisting of khaki breeches, shirt, cap and leggings. 
The fatigue uniform is worn by the cadets from November to April and the 
khaki uniform from April to June, while full dress is worn only on Memorial 
Day, Company and Individual Prize drill days and on other special occasions 
such as the Commencement Exercises. 

The most notable features of the Military Department during the year are 
the Individual and Company Prize Drills held during the month of Maw in which 
the ability both of the individuals and of the unit as a whole is tested to the limit. 

In the Individual Prize Drill, each Captain is allowed to select ten men from 
his company. These men must be well drilled in the Manual of Arms as they 
represent the company in the Drill. The Captains give the commands and the 
Drill is judged by officers of the National Guard. Each cadet is allowed three 
mistakes before he is put out of the Drill. The last ten men standing count one 
point each for the company which they represent toward the Preparedness Cup, 
presented to the school by the Class of 1916. The last man standing in the drill 
i- awarded the "Levy Medal" for proficiency in the Manual of Arms, and counts 
for ten points toward the cup for his Company. 

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» Ii '' r . 'Up 

i ¥f f r 


Major G. P. Butler, Commandant ; Lieutenant C. H. Cohen. Adjutant: 
Supply Sergeant, M. I). Belding; Color Sergeants. II. Cleckley and B. Al-rry: 
Color Guards. I'. Roberts and I. G. Jarrell; liugler, Meade Owens. 

In the Company Prize Drill, each Company is brought up separately before 
three or four military judge-, where it goes through the -Manual of Arms and 
a few firing command-, and then gives a company drill, going through a'l the 
commands of Close Order. The drill generally lasts about twelve minutes. 
Points are given the Company according to the snap of the officers and men. the 
guiding, the number of commands given during the drill and the manner of 

After all the companies have performed, the judges meet and check o' er the 
points given each Company and the one receiving the highest number o'* points 
is declared the best drilled company of the year. 

The company receiving the highest total of points in both the individual and 
the company drills has its name engraved on the "Preparedness Cup'' \s the 
best all-round company of the Battalion for that year. 

During the World War the Academy was well represented in the Army. 
Navy and Marine Corps and a large percentage of her former cadets were com- 
missioned as officers. I desire to make special mention of Capt. E. C. B. Dan- 
forth of the 82nd Division. Capt. Roy. Cooper. 82nd Division who was wounded 
and 1st Lieut. E. I. Ransom, who are all former Academy cadets and who were 
at the time of the declaration of war serving on the Faculty of the : nstitution. 

4-b THE ARC— 1919 

Commissioned Officers 

Major Geo. P. Butler 

Captain Walker. J. M., Co. A. Captain Doolittle, C. A.. Co. B. 

Captain Wright, G., Co. C. Captain Fleming. W. C Co. D. 

1st Lieutenant Robinson, H. A., Band 
1st Lieutenant Sturman, W. S., Co. A. 
1st Lieutenant Sylvester, C. D., Co. B. 
1st Lieutenant Burdasii.wv, W., Band 
1st Lieutenant Symms, A., Co. C. 
1st Lieutenant Saxon, A., Co. D. 

1st Lieutenant Clarence H. Cohen, Adjutant 

And Lieutenant Walsh, F., Co. A. 

And Lieutenant Whitney, M., Co. B. 

2nd Lieutenant Fargo, W., Co. C. 

2nd Lieutenant Marks, H., Co. D. 



Capt. J. M. Walker 

Company "A' 

C< mmanded by Captain f. Miller talker 


Sturman. \Y. S., 1st Lieut. Walsh, F. 

?nd Lieut. 

Phinizy, T. I!.. 1st Serg. 

Fell. W. 
Robertson, P. 

Morris, W 
1 [enry, G. 

Merry. ( i. 
Battey, C. R. 
I >renner, O. L 


Gardiner. L. S. 
Jennings, T. W. 

Adams'; I. M. 

Aitchison, C. T. 
Bland. W. E. 
Belding, M. G. 
Bowen, C. 
Boyd, X. L. 
Bush, F. W. 
Bleakley, A. 
Chumbley, G. M. 
( "hance. I-".. 
Conley, H. 
Chew, B. 
i Iheathem, J. II. 
Cummings, II. II. 
Doar, I-'. 


Dorset. L. 
Eubanks. R. L. 
Emigh. H. 
Gibson. F. 
Gibson, VV. H. 
Holland. G. I'. 
I lolman, M. 
1 tumphreys, A. 
1 larper, H. 
Kilpatrick, C. 
Leary, ( I. 
Lucky. J. C. 
I .egwen, ( i. W. 
Mertins, F. I '.. 

Miller. 1). 

McElmurray, R. M. 
Pate. L. S. 
Roberts, P. 
Robinson, R. 
Sweet. E. A. 
Spier-. W. T. 
Saxon, D. 
Tobey, X. M. 
Walters. F. 
Wright, II. 
Watkins, R. 
Weathers. C. I 7 . 
Wren. II. 


Capt. C. A. Doolittle 

Company "B" 

Commanded by Captain Charles A. Doolittle 


Sylvester. C. D.. 1st Lieut. Whitney. M. A., 2nd Lieut. 


Howell. H. A.. 1st Serg. 

Martin. R. Morris. L. 

Lacknian. R. Hook. F. 



, A. 

Kilpatrick, A. 



.McCiahee, O. 





Thompson. G. A. 

Anderson, R. E. 

Fazio. P. J. 

Mason, H. 

Angelakos. W. 

Fennell. S. \Y. 

Matheny, J. T. 

Barnes, E. T. 

( iillman, C. 

Morris, M. 

Baxley, M. E. 

Goodwin, T. 

Medlock, R. 

Beckum, T. D. 

< iray, T. 

Nixon, G. H. 

Bessor. P. 

Hagler. E. W. 

Xorvell. M. 

Blitchington, T. H. 

llalford, M. E. 

Park. N. C. 

Boatwright. ( .. M. 

Harim in, ]. M. 

Parker. H. R. 

Ladle. F. L. 

Hendee. M. H. 

Perkins. H. R. 

1 aldwell, T. W. 

Inman, H. P. 

Phillips, A. S. 

I >immock, W. E. 

[ones, I. G. 

Thompson. Y. H. 

Eakes. J. T. 

'I irden, 11. D. 

Story, L. V. 

Evans, J. W. 

Killingsworth, R. M. 

Tanenbaum, P. 

Emigh, J. 

Law. W. 
Laird. II. 

Trowbridge, K. S 



Capt. ( 

Company i( C 

Commanded by Captain Ceorge W. Wright 

Symms. A., 1st Lient. Fargo, W., 2nd Lieut. 

Smith, H. 
Burton. C. 


North. II. M„ 1st Serer. 

Sherman. T. C. 
Heath. E." 

Philpot. W. K. 
Lokey. L. L. 
Gordon, W. 


McCrary, VV. 

Radford. R. 
Clark. M. 

Adams, ( >. 
Baird, W. 
Baker, E. 
Barrett. G. 
Beall, F. L. 
Beasley, ]. 
Blanchard, II 
Da -her. X. 
Dickes, E. 
Dumbar. F. 
Dyess, M G 
Eubanks, 1 1, 



Fergerson, L. H. 
Flythe, S. S. 
I'i lurcher, K. 
Frank, A. 
Gepfert, J. R. 
Graves, T. S. 
Hardman, I. R. 
Hargett. I. L. 
Hatch, E" 
I [attaway, R. 
Kershaw, I. 
Lynch, W. H. 
Mallard, M. 
Mar-chalk. F. F. 

.Miller. E. 
Murrah, E. 
Newman, II. 
Phillips, G. S. 
Rice, P. 

Richardson, X. S, 
Ridlehoover, F. 
Roseborough, E. 
Southall, R. 
Smith. M. B. 
Speering, II. 
Verdery, C. 
Williams, R. M. 


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Capt. W. C. Fleming 

Company "D" 

Conimainled by Captain \Y. Cornelius Fleming 

Saxon, A.. 1st Lieut. Mark-. II.. 2nd Lieut. 

Yerderv. M 
Dumbar, L>. 


Xachman. H.. 1st Serg. 

Lebmann. A. H. 
Farg;u. C. 

Parks, R. 

Davis. W. H. 

Hogrefe, C. 

Andrews. W. C. 
Attridge. O. C. 
Barrow, R. L. 
Brown, H. H. 
Carr, L. < i. 
Car-well. P. VV. 
Churchill, VV. 
Cohen, A. 
Craig, H. 
1 >aniels, R. C. 
I >eas, W. 
Farrar, M. 
Fogel, M. 


Florence, R. S. 
I iepfert, L. R. 
1 [arrison, D. 

Heath. P. 
Hiers, E. R. 
Jarrell. J. G. 
Kinard. J. V. 
I .eitner, i i. 
Magruder, ( 1. M. 
Morris, H. H. 
McNeil, J. 
( >wens, A. 
Parish. A. R. 


Lou ell. W. T. 

Prather, VV. T. 
Reese, L. E. 
Samuel. I. 
Sherlock, C. 
Simkins, L 
Spoflord, i i. 
Thomas. L. 
Thomas, F. 
Thompson, V\ 
Walsh, I". 
Weigle, I. G. 
Wyly, II". 




1st Lieut. H. A. Robinson 

The Band 

Commanded by Lieutenant Henry A. Robinson 


Robinson, H. A., 1st Lieut. (Clarinet) 
Burdashaw, IV., 2nd Lieut, i Cornet i 

Drum Major 
Sergeant Carswell, J. 


Clark. H. R., 1st Serg. i Cornet i 
Levy, L. ( Trombone) 


Young. W. C. (Cornet") 


Anderson, S., Clarinet 
Cohen. L., Alto 
Ergle. R., Trombone 
Hatcher. H.. Bass Drum 
Ma-ur. L.. Cornet 

Kershaw, T., Alto 
Walton, R.. Tuba 
Weeks, R.. Trombone 
Prescott, L., Baritone 
Van Pelt, I.. Drums 


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We, the Senior Class of the Academy oi Richmond County, do hereby 
solemnly and in good faith, dedicate this page to Tubman High School, with 
the hope that in the years to come there shall be an even closer bond of relationship 
between the two schools than in the past year. 

The Class of 1919. 

., .^> ive^Ji-y c 'p. 

THE ARC— 1919 

Literary Department 

Herbert Nachman, '19, Editor 

The Fatat Sword 

About the year 1889, when a part of the Royal Troops of England were 
billeted on the outskirts of the little village of \\ iltshire, in the northern part 
of England, a terrible tragedy occurred among them. 

In this particular regiment there were two brothers, John and Maurice 
Ingletow. who were inseparable. It happened that the amusement of the troops 
was very limited. When off duty they played different games, such as cards, 
Jack-knife and dice. They also indulged in the English athletic sports, but one 
of the things they took greatest interest in was daring one another to do things 
that were dangerous or risky. They longed for some excitement. 

One night, when the card game had become uninteresting, one of the sol- 
diers jokingly said : 

"Which one of you fellows would enjoy a night in the village grave yard? 
They tell me it's haunted." 

"I'll take you up, old top," said John Ingletow, accepting the challenge, 
"would tonight suit?" 

"Sure," answered the other. 

Since it was then only nine o'clock, John thought he would get a few hours 
sleep before starting on his journey. Going to his tent, he slept without taking 
off his clothes. At eleven o'clock he got up, slipped on his shoes, buckled two 
automatic pistols to his belt and started for the stable. There he selected the 
fastest horse. While he was putting the saddle on the back of the animal some of 
his friends entered the stable. 1 hey asked him casually what he was £oing to 
take for protection. He replied : 

"My two reliable friends, my automatics." 

"Those should be sufficient," said one of them, with a smile. Then they 
left him. He finished saddling his horse, mounted and started on his journey. 
While passing his tent, the thought struck him that there might be need of his 
sword, so dismounting, he went into his tent, unlocked his trunk, and got it. 
After buckling it around his waist, he again mounted his horse and continued 
his journey. 

Would he have any trouble? Would he encounter anything out of the 
ordinary? Something told him that he would. 

He reached the village at eleven-thirty and passed through without meeting 
any one. He reached the grave yard as the village clock was striking the hour 
of midnight, tied his horse to a hitching post, calmly walked into the grave- 
yard and took a seat on a tomb-stone. Unconsciously he felt for the butts of 
his automatics and the hilt of his sword. 

He had hardly been there ten minutes, when about fifty feet in front of 
him, a figure in white suddenly arose from an open grave. The blood froze in 
his veins and he was paralyzed with fear. In a few moments he half-way 
regained control of himself. He could make out the spectre by the light of the 
moon. The head appeared to lie a skull, fire Hashing from the eves; the white 

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robe it wore was smeared with blood; its walk was slow and deliberate. C iming 
toward him, it emitted a hollow groan, every ivw feet. The phantom was only 
twenty feet from him; he drew his automatics and demanded that the figure 
stop, but it came on. He fired, but to his dismay and untold terror, the ghost, 
with a mocking laugh, placed its hand to its mouth, took the bullet out and threw 
it back at him. He fired both of his automatics in quick succession and continued 
firing until they were empty. But the spectre, with the same blood-curdling cry. 
returned the bullets to him. Terror-stricken and desperate, lie rushed up, drew 
his sword and plunged it into the chest of the figure in white. There was a 
dying moan; the form fell forward into his arm-; the skull fell from its position, 
and he recognized the face of his own brother. Maurice! 

It happened thus. While John was sleeping, his brother and the other sol- 
diers went into his tent, took the bullet- out of the cartridges and placed the blank 
cartridges back in the magazines. These bullets were then placed in the mouth of 
the skull, to be thrown at John when he tired the blank cartridges. The skull 
was borrowed from the village undertaker, phosphorous was bought from a drug 
store to be rubbed in the eye-sockets of the skull. All that was then necessary 
was the borrowing of a sheet and the smearing of a little beef blood. The pos- 
sibility of John earning a sword was not taken into consideration by the prac- 
tical jokers. 

Colden Rind Battey, '20, 

Corf. Co. A. 

Josh CorntosseV s Letters 

Dear Mirandy : 

I'm a seeynur now, an' fur this reason I kin look down upon the feller- of 
the lower classes, which has to look up to me, seem' as I'm -ix foot two. Ye 
no, Mira, I aint eggzactly a English skollar, even if I am a seenvur, but as long 
a- .Mr. Cason, the man whut lurns me how to speek. read and rite an -pell the 
English langwidge korreckly aint around, he wont no mithin' about my spellin'. 
Ye no Mira. I hev to be very keerful whut I rite when Mr. Cason is round, 
bekause he uses such big words an' he dont want ye to use little wuns. When 
ye speek to him ye hev to say "epistol" fer "letter" or "pedal eckstremitys" fer 
"feat" an' so fourth. 

Speekin about Mr. Cason, Mira. it seem- thet he dont do nuthin but pik 
on me all the time. Why the uther day I <ed -omethin about "kin" an he sed. 
"Yung man. do not elusidate to yer professer in such a inkomprehensible fashun, 
ye shud have sed 'kan'." It kant be did. Then the uther day he sed. "Mister 
Corntossel." he sed, "ye appeer ter hev very little konsepshun uv how to kom- 
prehen the intrikit parts uv the English langwidge. 1 f ye wood prolong the 
amount of mental ecksercize toward department uv English, ye wood prob- 
ubly ackomplish more in the way of elekooshun." 

I sed. "Mister Cason, yer epiglotis is konlistikated." 

Ye no. Mira. he'- very fond uv usin big word-, but when I sed that, he 
turned red, white an blue. He musta bin under the impreshun that I kud use 
bigger words than he kud because he sed. "Yung man. on akount uv ver im- 
pertinent attitude I shall give ye a hundred minnets." Honest. Mira. he give 
me a hundred minuets! Well I wuz so took back I kudnt say anything for a 
minnet. then I remembered my manners an sed. "Thank ye sir." 

I dont understand him mutch because he uses sutch big words, ye kant 
understan him. 

64 THE ARC—lviv 

I havnt been doin mutch, Mira, I only been to sicks shows an four movin 
pickter shows this weak. Ye see 1 kant il>> mutch sassiety, seein as my time is 
all took up at skool. 

I'll rite ye more next time, but a seenyur kant be eggspeckted to rite very 
mutch, as his time is all took up in skool. 

Vers as ever. 

P. S. I met a gurl last nite. Say. Mira. it ye wood put yer hare on top uv 
yer lied like she duz, ye wood be just ez good lookin' — maybe. 

Dear Mirandy : 

I dont think I ever rote ye about the milinery department at this skool. 
The prinsipal uv the skool is in charge uv it. His name is Majer Butler (mostly 
Majer). I'm a stable sagent although we aint got no stable. I ware four stripes. 
The uther day they gave us servis stripes. ( Servis stripes. Mira, are — just servis 
stripes, i The seenyurs ware the mostest. When I got all uv them stripes put 
on my union suit. I looked like a konvick. Majer Butler is head uv the mil- 
inery department, but like all majers he dont do nuthin. He shoves it off on 
the adjutant, winch is so thick-headed he kant do nuthin. so he passes it to the 
kaptins. I woodnt be a kaptin — ye have to holler to mutch. 

We got a good fakulty at this skool. With the eggsepshun uv the teechers 
its a peech. 

Mister De Bruyne is a Hollander. Mira, only he aint a Hollander, and he's 
a Frenchman too but he aint a Frenchman either. I think. Mira, he belongs to 
the leegue uv Nashuns. When you ask him a question in French, he sez, "Wee 
wee. absolutly mein freindt, dot iss der hokus-pokus uf der langwidge." 

Mister Copeland is a perkuliar man, Mira. he wuz sposed to have kame 
frum Sugar Valley, but I think he came frum Lemon Mountain. 

Mister Scruggs is another perkuliar man, Mira. He is what he think- he 
aint. He wooda bin a dokter if he hadnt a bin a farmer an he wooda bin a 
farmer if he hadnt a ben a teecher etc. He must be a Bullsheveeki because he 
tride to blow the akademy up onet in the lab. He n )se more Fizzyologv then 
the man whut invented it. ( Or thinks he does. ) 

Then we got a kinder quiet teecher. Mr. Kennedy is wun uv these here 
fellers whut looks worser then he is. Thats how he gets along. He looks like 
he's mad all the time, but be aint. oh no! he's only angry. 

Well Mira, I'll have to nock off an go see a gurl I met. Her names 
Angelika. She shore wood be pretty if she wuznt so ugly. 

Averdupwa (Thats French I, 


Dear Mirandy : 

Wun uv hour eld teechers hez kame back. He wuz a korporal in the U. S. 
army. Mister Cordle kin shore teech good. He teeched Cleckly how to run. so 
good that now Cleckly kin beat him. 

We've got two bruthers on the fakulty. Misters ( ). C. an J. L. Skinner. 
Mister J. L. trys to be sarkastik, but as -inch lies a faylur. Mister O. C. is 
the same way when he trys to be stern. The trubble with both uv them is that 
they are to good natured. Mister ( K C. hez bin like the ol mule ever sence hez 
bin assistant prinsipal, "aint like he uster be.' 

( >h yea, we got another feller whut hez kome back frum war. Mister 
Ransom wuz a lootenent in the army. He sez that he is the only man on the 
fakulty whut kin handle the Freshmen an he got his egg-periense teechin rookies. 

THE JRC—l'Jl" 

There is anuther quiet man on the fakulty. Mister Bryson is so quiet that 
ye cant here him unless he makes a noize. He wooda bin a farmer or a base- 
ball player like Ty Cobb if he hadnt a bin a teecher. 

Then we got the Gold Dust Twins. Mister Slappey and Mister Allen are 
to the fakulty. whut Smith, an Belding are to the sennvur class. When ye see 
Mister Slappey. ye no Mister Allen is within a radius of a millyun miles frum 
him. Mister Allen dont sav much unless he talks an Mister Slappey dont say 
much WHEN he talks. 

Well, Mira, them are the fellers who will either give me my diploma or wont. 
Dont tell nobody, Mira, but I think thev wont. 

Yours for a dip, 


Dear Mirandy : 

Kongratulate me — I'm a dipper. A dipper. Mira, is a feller whut hez got 
his dip. A dipper hez t > hev a dip. but a dip dont hev to hev a dipper. I bet 
my dip had hart faylur. because it thought it woodnt have a dipper, an I no 
wun dipper whut had hart faylur because he waz afraid he woodnt get a dip. 
I'm goin to be home Toosday. I bed to go out an tell Angelika good-bye, It 
most broke her hart. She give me a solid gold 2 karat skarf pin. 

I'll see you immediately if not sooner, when I get oft" the trane. 

Yours on a Sundae, 


P. S. I seen Mister Copeland just now an I seel I wuz goin to kollege. He 
sed he wuz glad to hear it. ( I wunder whut he ment by that. I 

Herbert Nachman, '19. 

ist Sgt. Co. D. 

The Unsuspected Criminal 

In the quaint village of Epernay. France, lived a rich old financier. Louis 
Fontaine. He was descended from the best French people and was known 
throughout the surrounding country. His wife had been dead fifteen years and 
his only consolation was that his son. Francois, would inherit his fortune. 
Frangois, who was twenty years old, realized that his father's health was failing, 
and set out to procure a doctor, who would care for him. 

At that time criminality in France was at its worst and even- day brought 
forth man)' mysteries. 

Francois returned from Ghent with a physician, named Pierre Stavros. He 
was a shrewd looking man and he seemed to know much of his work. 

One month after the arrival of the doctor, a peculiar thing happened. It 
was on the night of September 27. 1897. < >ld Fontaine had just retired and 
Francois was attending a ball held in honor of Mile. Marie Montmantre, the 
daughter of distinguished parents. 

It was long after three o'clock when Francois started for home. Just as 
he entered the front door, he was clutched, bound and drugged, by several 
masked men. 

When Francois regained consciousness, he found himself in an old room 
which was apparently a part of an old chateau. It was night and he heard the 


sound of voices near by. He got up and explored the room, but he found noth- 
ing in it but an old trunk. All of the doors were locked from the outside and 
he knew he was a prisoner. He cared not for his own hardships, but* thought 
only of predicaments that his father might be in. Thus he was kept for several 
(lavs. Every night food was given to him and every morning he heard the 
clamor of rough voices, but occasionally he thought he heard a familiar one. 
However, he never paid much attention to it. On the third day he decided to 
examine the old trunk in the far corner of the room. In it he found some wigs 
and a long dirk. 

One morning while he was cutting initials in the wall with his dirk, the blade 
sunk into a knot-hole in the wall. Immediately, to his surprise the old trunk 
swung noiselessly upward in the arc of a semi-circle, as if it were on oiled hinges. 
Where the trunk had stood, there was now revealed a hole in the floor. A 
ladder led down into the darkness below. 

Franqois descended the ladder and found himself in a large room which 
was rilled with chairs and tables. On examining the room closely, he saw many 
kinds of firearms suspended from the walls. He took a revolver because it was 
best to be prepared for an emergency. 

After several hours of wandering about in this cellar-like dungeon, he came 
upon an exit which opened into a thick woods. He saw the old chateau a little 
to the rear of him, but he did not tarry long. After reaching a highway, with 
which he was familiar, he proceeded homeward. His thoughts turned toward the 
doctor from Ghent, yet Francois was not certain that he was the guilty party. 

It was about dusk when he reached home. To his great surprise, he saw 
his father and the doctor sitting by the large fireplace. He went inside and 
embraced his father, then he turned and shook hands with the doctor. 

Franqois' father told him that the commissioner of police, M. Godroy, had 
been notified of his disappearance, but that Godroy reported that nothing could 
be learned as to his where-abouts. Old man Fontaine also told Francois that 
on the day before, he had received a letter saying that his son would lie returned 
to him, if he would give up one hundred thousand francs at Hellecourt Rock, 
on the road to Bellecourt. Then Francois related his experiences to the doctor 
and his father. He also produced the pistol that he had found in the cellar of 
the old chateau. 

For the first time he noticed the initials on the butt of the pistol. They 
were M. G. The truth was clear now. Franqois recalled the familiar voice that 
he had heard several times in the old chateau, to be that of M. Godroy, the com- 
missioner of the Royal police of the Ghent district. 

The next day he left for Paris and returned with a company of Gendarmes. 
They raided the old chateau and took Godroy with his companions prisoner. 
Godroy and his police colleagues were fined heavily and put in prison, while 
Francois Fontaine received a just reward for his important discoveries. 

Harry D. Smith, '19. 

Sgt. Co. C. 

THE ARC— 1919 67 

A Thing or Two About the Faculty 

Major Geo. P. Butler: 

Highest Ambition: To run the school systematically. 

Favorite Sport: Riding in his Packhard — I beg your pardon, Ford. 

O. C. Skinner: 

Highest Ambition: To learn the art of being an office boy. 
Favorite Sport: Going Fording with Major. 

J. L. Skinner : 

Highest Ambition: To make a funny remark. 
Favorite Sport: Slinging hash at the Dormitory. 

W. R. Kenedy : 

Highest Ambition: To ride his bicycle with no hands. 

Favorite Sport: Looking at the magazines in Miller's Cigar Store. 

E. I. Ransom : 

Highest Ambition: To find a Freshman that does not wiggle, talk and can 

understand Math. II. 
Favorite Sport: Calling down Freshmen. 

C. G. Cordle: 

Highest Ambition: To get back into the army with his corporal stripes. 
Favorite Sport: Running around the campus in his gym suit. 

S. D. Copeland: 

Highest Ambition: To read all the history 1 ks in the world. 

Favorite Sport: Giving time at the Dormitory. 

M. T. Hryson : 

Highest Ambition: To become a scientific farmer. 
Faz'orite Sport: Trying to run the baseball team. 

C. A. Scruggs : 

Highest Ambition: To catch the boy who throws shot in Study Class. 
Favorite Sport: Trying to blow up the building with chemical experiments. 

G. R. Slappev : 

Highest Ambition: To get married. 

Favorite Sport: Dodging shot in his room at the second period. 

J. F. Cason : 

Highest Ambition: To become school detective and run clown the Shot Gang. 
Favorite Sport: Calling boys to school at 8:40 in the morning. 

R. N. Allen: 

Highest Ambition: To get someone to talk religion to him. 
Favorite Sport: Strolling Broad Street with Mr. Slappey. 

B. L. DeBruyne: 

Highest Ambition: To make his collar stay fastened. 
Favorite Sport: Riding his wheel and smoking black cigars. 

Sgt. W. H. Morris. '20. 

68 THE ARC— 1919 

Class Song, 1919 

( Tune : "Maryland" i 

On Telfair Street, not far away, 
Is A. R. C. the A. R. C. 
Some boys attend there every day. 
Some study hard, while others play : 
But just the same they're always game 
And hope some day to win great fame. 
And proudlv to the world exclaim : 
We're A. R. C.'s. we're A. R. C.'s. 

There are many types of fellows, too, 

At A. R. C, the A. R. C. 

Some fair, some dark and reddish hue. 

At A. R. C. the A. R. C. 

Lean, fat and small, short, broad and tall. 

But very manly, one and all. 

And when you see them, you'll agree 

It's well to know the A. R. C. 

'Twas here our Fathers went to school. 

At A. R. C, the A. R. C. 

'Twas here they learned the Golden Rule. 

At A. R. C. the A. R. C. 

The lessons learned so good and true 

They showed the world just how to do, 

And made it safe for me and vou 

At A. R. C, the A. R C. 

Lieutenant Henry A. Robinson. '1". 

)W'l' «vvj)/ 


J. W. CarSWEll, Captain, 2nd Base 

Fell, \\\. Catcher. 
Gillman, C. Pitcher 
Griffin, \Y.. Center Field 
Holliday. 3rd Base 
KlLPATRICK, A.. Field 
Lehmann, A., Field 

Lokev. L.. 1st Base 
( tWENS, A., Left Field 
Reese. Short Stop 
Ripley. Rt. Field 
Sylvester, D., Field 


When the feeling of spring began to creep into the boys' veins and the days 
began to lose their chill the ball players soon made the campus a scene of action, 
so as to represent the Academy upon the diamond this year. 

The Academy, like most all other high schools, has had a ball team since 
the game was first known. There has been some good teams and again there 
has been some that did not take off great honors. The Academy has developed 
some good players and on the University of Georgia's 1919 team three of the 
stars are old Academy ball players. They are Philpot, Davis, and Mangrun, 
who first showed their ability in baseball on an Academy diamond. In the past 
the Academy has shown up very well cm the diamond and one year won the 
high school championship of Georgia. 

The prospects for a good team at the beginning of this season's practice 
were not so good as prospects that had confronted the Academy Coach in past 
vears. At the first meeting of ball players Carswell was elected Captain, the 
candidates numbered about thirty-five. There were four old letter men present. 
Gillman, Fell. < >wens and Griffin, and around these the new team has been built. 

Practice was started on the Campus and about time for the first game these 
thirty odd men had dwindled down t < > thirteen. 

THE ARC— 1919 


The season was ushered in when the Johnston Hayseeds visited Warren 
Park. Gillman worked on the mound, and, although lazy as ever, when the 
sun's rays had left the field, he had pitched Richmond to victory. 

A week later the team journeyed down to Johnston for another contest. The 
atmosphere was so charged with things rural, a cemetery on one side and center 
field in a valley, that was being plowed to plant potatoes, that the city lads lost 
to Johnston by the score of six to nothing. 

The team was somewhat disheartened after the result of this game but 
when they learned that the Johnston team was coming back their spirits rose 
and they practiced with the thought of revenge upon Johnston. The result was 
that when the country lads again showed up only two of their men were able 
to cross the pan while Richmond managed to put nine men across. 

Xext, on the dav before, and on Memorial Day, April 25 and 26, the 
Academy faced the fast aggregation of Lanier High School. Lanier had already 
gained the distinction of defeating Tech High. In a comedy of errors in both 
games on the part of the Academv we went down to defeat. Gillman pitched! 
a good game both times and if it had not been for the errors and the bad plavs 
the score might have been different in both games. 

On the tenth of May the Academy nine took a trip down to Macon to have 
another try at Lanier. The result of the game was a great deal better, although 
we were again defeated by the .score of six to five. 

Owing to conflict with school work the Academy was forced to lose Mr. 
Bryson as coach, but were fortunate in being able to secure Mr. Marvin Wolfe, 
who has shown himself an able coach. 

At the time of this article going to press the baseball season is not over and 
from the way the team is now running it appears that there will be some more 
victories to add to their credit. 

Lieut. D. C. Sylvester, '19. 

Athletic Editor. 

THE ARC— 1010 

Track Meet at Fair Grounds 


Lieut. D. C. Sylvester, Editor 

Athletic training under proper 
supervision is a very important fea- 
ture in every good school ; without 
proper supervision it is open to many 
abuses. Most all colleges favor ath- 
letics, especially inter-collegiate, and 
take special pains to give the men an 
opportunity to test their skill among 
their own fellow students, and also 
with students of other colleges. It is 
the same at the Academy, and there 
is a constant effort to make a winning 
team in every line of sport. It is the 
custom at some schools — we hope not 
of the higher ones — to allow a boy 
who is an expert in some sport, to at- 
tend so as to strengthen the team but 
do not require him to take any sub- 
jects, or very few subjects. At the Academy this type of student is not desired 
as a hero or as an advertisement to the school. Hence no cadet can represent 
the Academy in any contest unless he has scheduled four units of work, not 
previously credited to him and has passed in three of these units for the week 
preceding the last Faculty meeting before the contest. His conduct also must 
be satisfactory. Therefore, you see, the men who represent the Academy on 
the field of action must be satisfactory student- in both conduct and studies. It 
is also needle-- to say that the Academy ideal- for amateur sports are absolutely 
against giving any compensation to any player fur his athletic service. 






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Track Practice on the Campus 



Every year one of the leading sports at the Academy lias been the field 
day events. The boys are divided into three different classes, lightweight, middle- 
weight, and heavyweight, therefore giving the small boys equal chance with the 
larger ones. 

A cup has been offered by the Faculty to the boy in any one of the three 
classes making the highest number of points. There has been great rivalry 
among the boys as to which weight would win this cup. In 1916 it was won by 
Jack Sherman, middleweight, who had a total of 20 points. In 1917 it was won 
by Robert Benton, heavyweight, who had a total of 18 points. 

The school has nearly always sent a team to the 10th District Meet and the 
cadets have usually given a good account of themselves. At the state meet in 
1 ( >17 Boswell Rigsby, the only entrant from the Academy, won the high jump 
at 5 ft. 9 inches, equaling the state high school record. 

The track team of last year, consisting of llritt, W. W.. Cleckly, H.. Lanier, 
S., Sylvester, D.. and Walton, M. C, journed to Sandersville for the district 
meet. Xext week there was much rejoicing in the school as they had returned 

Field day last year was held on April H>th and when the sun set on that 
fatal day there were three men tied for the Faculty Cup. Benton, R., heavyweight; 
Sylvester, IX, middleweight, and Radford, S., lightweight. After much discus- 
sion it was finally decided instead of presenting the one cup to give each some 
prize, so a bronze placque inlaid with silver was presented to each of the three. 

The track team of 1919, when this article went to press, was progressing 
very nicely, and except for the fact that it has turned cold or rained each time 
a date was set, we would be able to announce the cup winner for 1919. But 
all we can do is bid each weight good luck and say "I told you so, - ' when the 
winner is announced. 

Lieut. D. C. Sylvester, '19, 

Athletic Editor. 



The usual football schedule was so interrupted by the Influenza epidemic 
that no varsity football games were played this year. Usually the Academy has 
a well organized team, and plays a great many high schools in the neighboring 
towns. In the past the school has made a tine showing and one year won the 
high school state championship. This year the usual practicing started and by 
the number of men out it appeared that the Academy would make a good show- 
ing. However, before the first game was played the school was closed for two 
months. When we came back it was after Thanksgiving, therefore too late to 
take up varsity football. 

Every year beside the regular team, there is organized in each military 
company a football team. Any man who had made his "R" in football could 
not play, thereby allowing the more inexperienced ones a chance to show their 
ability in football. The teams have always made a good showing and there is a 
hot rivalry between the different companies. 

This year on the restart of school the companies' teams were quickly organ- 
ized. For about a week or so the campus was the scene of many a football 
scrimmage. They were soon whipped into shape and made ready for the first 

The first day Co. "A" played Co. "C," while Co. "B" played Co. "D." The 
game between "A" and "C" was hard fought and ended by neither side scoring. 
At one time it seemed that "C" would win but a fumble under "A's" goal post 
shattered their hopes. The other game ended in an overwhelming victory for 
"1!," the score being 51 to 0. 

The next day of battle ended by "B" defeating "C" by a score of 33 to 0, 
and "A" defeating "D" 12 to 6. 

The third day brought about some startling results as "A" defeated "1'.." 
the supposed champions, by a score of 6 to 0. The other game ended in the usual 
way by "D" being defeated by "C" 19 to 0. 

This day's playing left things in a tangle, as "It" had defeated "C" and "D," 
and "A" had defeated "It" and "D." "A" could not claim the championship 
because they bad not defeated "C" and the rules are that the winning company 
must defeat the other three. 

Therefore "C" demanded to play off the tie with "A." This was granted, 
hut was postponed until after Christmas on account of a great many of the 
men being sick with Influenza. 

After Christmas the tie was played off and ended by "C" being totally 
defeated. The score might have been different except for the fact that "C" still 
had three men sick, including the captain of the team. 

This closed the season of football with Co. "A" the champions. ( hi account 
of changes in the military department the companies have been moved up and 
the championship footfall company is at present called "D" company. 

It is hoped that in the football season of next year the old reliable varsity 
will again take part in the high school football battles of Georgia and South 

The champion company football team is as follows : 

Sanford, W. ( Captain ) . . .' Quarter Back 

Sturman, S. (Manager), bull Hack Jarreli Left Guard 

Verdery, M Right Half Back Lehmann, A Left Tackle 

Reese Left Half Back Hogrefe Right Tackle 

Griffin, W Right End Marks, 11 Right Guard 

Fargo Left End Owens, A Center 

Lieut. D. C. Sylvester, '19, 

Athletic Editor. 


76 THE ARC— 1919 

Class Events, 1919 

Frank M. Green, Editor 

During the year 1919 the most important epoch in class events was the Class 
Day Exercises which were held at the Richmond County Court House, April 
19. 1919, at 11:30 A. M. The exercises would have been held in the Academy 
Building, but for the fact that there was no available seating space. A move- 
ment was started sometime ago to construct an auditorium, but because of the 
Great World War. the movement was dropped. We, the graduating class hope 
that in the near future, the long hoped for auditorium will be realized. 

The court room was filled, the special guests being the members of the 
Senior Class of Tubman High School. Judging by the amount of applause, the 
friends and parents of the Seniors seemed to greatly enjoy the exercises. 

One of the chief features of the program was the presentation to the school 
of a Memorial Slab in memory of Mr. J. W. Farmer. He was formerly head 
of the English Department, but died of Influenza during the past winter. 

Class Day Program 

Introductory Remarks Major Geo. P. Butler 

Purpose of the Occasion President C. A. Doolittle 

Invocation Doctor Wilson 

Class Minutes Sgt. M. D. Belding 

Class Poem John E. Murphy 

Class History Capt. W. C. Fleming 

Class Prophecy Lieut. C. H. Cohen 

Last Will and Testament Capt. J '. M. Walker 

Class Oration John W. Brittingham 

Presentation of Memoriai Capt. C. A. Doolittle 

Class Song (Composer, Lieut. H. A. Robinson ) Entire Senior Class 

America Senior Class and Audience 

THE ARC— 1919 77 

Presentation of Memorial 

Ladies and Gentlemen : 

It gives me a great pleasure, yet when J think of what it really means, it 
takes the pleasure out of performing the duty which is now before me. and that 
is the presentation of a Memorial Slab from the Senior Class, in memory of 
Mr. J. W. Farmer, our former English teacher. 

It gives me a great pleasure to think that the ela--. as a body, thought enough 
of him to erect a memorial, but when you think of what this memorial really 
means, it means that he is gone forever, that never again shall we hear his 
cheerful voice, it puts a sorrowful side upon the matter. 

Only those of you who have attended the Academy in the past few years 
know of the attitude and the feeling of the boys toward him. Very seldom in 
my five years here have I heard a boy speak against him. and if so he found 
himself alone in his attitude toward Mr. Farmer. 

He was not only a teacher but he was a friend of every boy in the school. 
He knew and called nearly all by their first name and when passing on the street 
he had a cheerful hello for everyone. 

He was liked by all from Freshmen to Seniors and since the idea of a 
memorial was proposed in the Senior Class there has been numerous requests 
from the other classes to allow them to help toward its erection. If the Seniors 
had been willing, which they were not as they wanted this Memorial to -bow 
their efforts and express their feeling, the entire school would have gladly con- 
tributed toward this end. 

The Senior Class was especially fond of Mr. Farmer because this year had 
he stayed at the Academy he would have been our roll teacher. In other words, 
he would have been the leader and advisor of the Class in all it- undertakings. 
In November, when we learned of his death, it was a shock to every boy in 
the Class, or better, to every boy in the school. We were nut in session at the 
time, therefore could not extend our sympathies a- a body, but immediately upon 
the reopening of school, at the first class meeting, the Memorial was proposed. 
It was unanimously carried and the result of our efforts is nearly completed, to 
be erected over the hearth in his former room. This room was chosen because 
it was his and had been his for years. Mr. Farmer took a great pride in this 
room, especially in its neatness and even today a great many of the picture- and 
books in it were left by him to the school. Therefore, what more appropriate 
place could there be for this Slab than in his room, where students in the years 
to come may associate his name and that room, and remember that "although 
he was not a man of many inches he was everv inch a man." 

Therefore. Major. I wish to present to you. a- Principal of the Academy, 
this Memorial Slab in memory of Mr. Farmer, from the Class of 1919. It to 
be erected in his room and may it stand there as long as the walls of old Rich- 
mond, ami if they should be destroyed that it be put in some appropriate spot. 
so that his name may forever live along side that of the school. 

Capt. C. A. Doolittle. 

President Class 'w. 

78 THE ARC—lvlQ 

Class Oration, 1919 

Ladies and Gentlemen : 

It is with a feeling of gladness, intermingled with sadness that we come 
together this morning to participate in the exercises of the Class of Nineteen 
Nineteen. We are glad because we are soon to receive diplomas from one of 
the leading preparatory schools in the country; and because of the jov and 
fellowship that pervades so happy an assembly as this, we are sad at the reali- 
zation that the time is approaching, when we must bid one another farewell, and 
leave behind us the pleasures associated with High School life. 

It will soon be time for our commencement, as we have now passed the 
half mile post in our last year of work here. Is it not strange that closing 
exercises should be called commencement? Why use the word Commencement 
at the end? Is that one of the eccentricities of the English language? Oris it 
really a commencement? — Yes, the day we leave the class room, is certainlv the 
day we commence our education, the foundation of which has been laid by our 
work at school. A good solid foundation will most assuredlv make possible 
higher attainments and great achievements 

Many are the colossal monuments of humanity inspirational to thousands 
today, whose foundations were laid in the Academv of Richmond County. But 
the good foundation is never laid by the careless, indolent workman, who hurries 
through his task in order that he may amuse himself. Yes. my friends, we, the 
members of this Class have now reached a very critical point in the pathways" 
of our lives. We stand today, on the dividing line between our boyhood world, 
and that universe of activity, which we are about to enter as men. Conse- 
quently it will not suffice to do as some fellows say, "O. I'll study all right 
when I get to College." The good foundation is just as essential as the work at 
College and even more so — and fellows, if we do not attain high marks we should 
not let that discourage us; because if we put into our work our best, noblest 
efforts, and at the end. even if we should not receive our much coveted diploma, 
we shall at least have the satisfaction of knowing that we have done our best. 

If a fellow has the right kind of ambition, and possesses the will and deter- 
mination to succeed, nothing on the face of the earth can stop his progress. 
Michael Angelo was seen gazing upon a lump of stone, anil when asked why he. 
of such art. was gazing so intently upon a rough stone, he replied. "I see an angel 
there." And from that stone he carved an angel. 

As our principal looks into the face- of boys when they apply to him for 
matriculation, he. too. sees what he hopes to carve — but I don't think he sees 

THE ARC— 1919 79 

many angels. He sees Georgia's future poets, physicians, financiers and states- 
men. His predecessor once looked into the face of him who was to become the 
greatest statesman in the world. Our Woodrou 1 Wilson of America. 

By education our future is determined. Today education has become a 
great commercial asset. The man with a trained mind will be in great demand 
for the best and most responsible positions. Education is becoming more and 
more a necessity in the proper development of the crudest products of the 
earth ; hence, the establishment of great technological and agricultural colleges. 

General Leonard Wood, in an address to the Xew York lawyers club, said 
that the best soldiers were those who had studied and who had learned how to 
observe laws. Foch was president of France's leading military college. The 
Ecole de Militaire. 

Pershing was a lover of books, and is yet. President Wilson, to whom the 
whole world is now appealing for counsel, was a "mere school teacher," a mere 
"book worm." Xo better example of the abilities of school teachers can be 
found than that of the part the teachers from the Academy had in winning the 
world war, and making practically the whole earth safe for democracy; so fel- 
lows if we hear one of those lazy, indolent, good-for-nothing persons say that 
Education may be all right, but some people try to get more than their share, we 
should laugh at the lamentable ignorance of the fellow. Education is the one 
and only thing we won't have to worry about getting too much of. 

Abraham Lincoln was a boy of lowly birth, dwelling in poverty in a small 
log hut; and in this humble home he built the foundation of his career as one 
of America's greatest presidents, when he lay on the floor, beside his mother's 
fireplace each evening, after working all day in the fields, and studied with a 
lighted pine-stick for his lamp. He. too. was one of these so-called book worms, 
onlv in a modified way. He studied hard, for he knew his mother had made 
sacrifices to buy him those books ; and, because he loved her, he studied them 
for her sake, as he felt within himself a cry for better and higher things. Our 
parents also make sacrifices for us; true some make large sacrifices, and some 
make very small ones, but the self-denial and sacrifice is endured to some extent 
by the parents of each of us. 

As each little weed and flower on this earth is placed here for a special 
purpose, so also is every human being placed here with a specific duty to perform. 
Each and every tiny babe is born in order that he will make the world better by 
helping to blot out ignorance. All of our parents are interested in our work 
at school. And shall any one of us. through pure laziness, show our ingratitude 
for the consideration of the dearest and sweetest person in the world, our 


Mother? I do not think, in fact I know, that an Academy boy is not that kind 
of fellow, lint if he finds himself doing wrong. I am snre he will do right if 
he has a chance. 

Xow. as I have said, the present year is coming to the end : the time comes 
when we of the 1919 Class must leave the old Academy, and begin our com- 
mencement of life's problems. Some of us will go to work and encounter the 
actual hardships of the larger life, while the rest of us who will go to college 
will commence the study of the professions that we. some day, hope will lie 
beneficial to humanity and will better the world. 

Though we shall no longer be a part of the Academy after next June, yet 
I hope we will be able to continue our fraternal relations with every one con- 
nected with it. Let us continue our brotherhood, one with another; a brother- 
hood formed here, by the great good we have derived from our associations 
with one another. 

We pledge our friendship to each and every one of you, both to teaeher- 
who have helped us to become members of this graduating class, and to pupils 
who we sincerely hope will some day be members of future graduating clas^-^. 
While we are far away in Colleges, we shall be absent in body, but our very 
souls will strive for nearness, that the good of your influence and environment 
may remain with us as we struggle over life's rugged roads, prompted, encour- 
aged, and inspired by "Amore Fraterno," or brotherly love. 

Johx W. Brittixgham, 

Class Orator, ' IQ. 

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History of the Class of 1919 

The class of 1919 entered the Academy in the fall of 1914, with eighty-one 
members, and this was the largest Freshman class that had ever been enrolled 
by the A. R. C. up to that time. However, we decreased the percentage of 
demotions of the preceding years. With this honor, some of our classmates fell 
by the wayside during the stormy weather of the Freshman year, and at the 
beginning of the Sophomore year, we had decreased to about sixty. 

This was partly due to the fact that some of our classmates felt that their 
wonderful intellectual abilities would be restricted in such a narrow sphere as 
the Academy, and that the only proper thing for them to do was to get out into 
the world and make their name famous ; while others felt that they needed a 
rest from study, and the Academy was not giving them a sufficient time for this, 
so it was necessary for them to continue their education at some other noted 
institution, or test their undoubted abilities in the business life of the community. 

Having passed a somewhat quiet year as Sophomores, we entered the Inter- 
mediate year with a decrease to about fifty. Here again we see the desire among 
the members to go out in the world and be their own masters. Many went of 
their own accord, while others were persuaded by the faculty to take such a 

Having completed our intermediate year, we entered the Junior class with 
about thirty-five. At the same time, we went from the Land of Exemption to 
that of Examination, and this was quite a change for a few of us. At this 
time, most of us had high ambitions. There were electrical, mechanical, civil 
engineers, doctors, lawyers and big business men among our number, while some 
of us were undecided as to what we wished to become, but were able to come 
to a more definite decision after standing some of the examinations of that year. 

And now when on our last voyage across this stormy and unknown sea 
called Knowledge, there are only seventeen who are able to take the trip, and 
even among this number some have become sea-sick, and wish to quit the ship, 
and land on some unknown island, regardless of the scarcity of their provisions, 
but just for the sake of being on land once more. 

Having related to you a brief history of the class of 1919. I will endeavor 
to give you a short history and description of each of the present members, and 
for the sake of convenience I will relate them in alphabetical order. 

The first of our noted number is Air. M. D. Belding, commonly called "Milt." 
He came to us from the Woodlawn Grammar School, and has made quite a 
record while at the Academv as an athlete, and also in the Military Department, 
where he ranks as Stable Sergeant. "Milt" has the distinction of being the only 
Freshman in the Senior Class. Milt is tall and fat. He has black hair and 
black eyes, and may always be distinguished in a crowd by his amorpheus and 
crag-like face. Mr. fielding and Mr. Harry Smith form what is called by the 
class "The Leavenworth Clique." the sole purpose of which is to worry Mr. 
Henry Robinson. 

The next on the roll is Mr. James Boatwright. who is generally called 
"Boaty." Boatv comes to us from Houghton Grammar School, and is noted for 

S2 THE ARC— 1919 

his great oratorical ability, and his great love of order. In the Military Depart- 
ment, Boaty is captain of Company X. Mr. Boatwright is short, fat, ruddy 
complexion, and a very red nose, probably due from overwork. Mr. Boat- 
wright ami Air. John Murphey form what is called by the class "The Sing Sing 
Clique," the sole purpose of which is for the uplift of the student body. 

Then comes Mr. John Brittingham, who entered the class at the beginning 
of this year, and for this reason we know very little about him, except that he 
is quite a lady killer and some dancer. Britt came to us from Mt. St. Mary's 
Academy at Crumettesburg. Maryland, where he made quite a record as an 
orator. Britt is short, fat. black hair, black eyes. He can always be distinguished 
by his inevitable green tie. 

Mr. Clarence Cohen is next! Beg your pardon. Adjutant Cohen! He comes 
from Monte Sano School and is noted for his great military ability. Clarence 
says that the secret of rapid promition in the military department is the color 
guard of the Hand. I would like to say that Mr. Cohen has revised the tactics 
as to the manner in which the commissioned officers shall wear their swords, 
and has made several other notable changes which he believes will lie for the 
betterment of the Ilattalion. Mr. Cohen is tall, thin, sandy hair, blue eyes, 
and may always be distinguished by the softness of his voice. 

Mr. Charles Daniels was added to our number in the Junior year. Mr. 
Daniels came from the Millen High School, where he made quite a record as a 
student. Mr. Daniels is noted for his great love of the ladies, and his apprecia- 
tion of a good joke, especially those which he relates himself. Charlie says: 
( I-I-I do-n-t s-s-s-see how you g-g— e-t that way M-Mr. C-Cason. ) Neverthe- 
less, Charlie is a good sport, and helps to lighten our school work by side remarks 
which he is frequently making in the class room. 

Mr. Charles Doolittle, who came to us from the Houghton School, is called 
in general by the class "Charles," and is noted for his business ability. Charles 
is president of the Senior class, and is editor of the Annual. He is making 
quite a success of his task, even though the business manager, Mr. Cohen, is 
afraid that Charlie might run away with some of the finances, he has the entire 
confidence of the remainder of the class. Charlie is noted for his bull-headed- 
ness — nevertheless, he has become very popular, both in the class and on lower 
Broad. Charlie is tall, fat, light hair and black eyes, but even with the draw- 
back of his visage, he makes quite an imposing picture. 

Mr. Fleming comes next. I would like to tell you a lot about him, but 1 
haven't the space or the time, and I suppose his classmates will take care of 
him. He came from Monte Sano School, ami is commonly called by the class 
"Red." He may always be recognized by the jet black color of his hair. 

We next find the name of Mr. Philip Goldstein upon the roster, commonly 
called "Goldy." He comes to us from Davidson lirammar School, and is noted 
for the fact that he is the strongest man in the class, even though Mr. Henry 
Robinson contests this distinction. He has been with us during the entire five 
years, and has time after time impressed this upon us. lie is further noted for 
being the only man who never asks a question. Philip is short and thin. Me has 
jet black hair and gray eyes, and also a very fail - complexion. 

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Air. Frank Green, the well-known chemist, came to us from the Woodlawn 
( irammar School. Frank has lately invested in a very dangerous machine, and 
he keeps the class worried for fear he will get pinched for speeding. Mr. Green 
is tall, thin, has blue eyes and is of a fair complexion. He is noted for having 
discovered a new formula for hydrochloric acid, H. CL. 

Mr. Griffin came to us from Houghton. Wylie has made quite a record 
while at the Academy as an athlete, while at the same time he has made other 
records out of school with his fair complexion and cute little dimples in his 

Mr. John Murphey, who was said to be a student of Houghton, is noted for 
the fact that he can get credit for all his work, except that under Major, without 
opening his books until the night before examination. He has been credited even 
with Mr. Cordle's work, and Mr. Cordle is said to claim that nobody ever 
passes anything under him, unless they study every night. By way of emphasis, 
I would also like to state that a certain student in last year's class caused him to 
break his record. Johnny, as I have stated lief ore. is joined with Mr. Boat- 
wright in a league for the uplift of the student body. 

Mr. Herbert Nachman. commonly known by the class as "What used to be, 
but isn't now," came to us from Monte Sano School, and may be recognized 
by the following description: short, thin, black hair, black eyes, and a very 
sarcastic smile. Herbert is commonly called by the class "Nach," and is noted 
for his chemical ability. In the Military department, Herbert ranks as 1st Ser- 
geant in Co. D. 

Mr. Henry Robinson, the most perfect lady in the class, came to us from 
Houghton School. Henry is composer of the class song, and has many other 
notable things to his credit. In the Military Department, Henry ranks as 1st 
Lieutenant of the Band, and has made quite a success of getting all of the dis- 
cord out of the instruments. We sincerely hope that he will be able to get his 
drum in shape by Memorial Day. 

Mr. Harry Smith, who is generally associated with Mr. Belding. the two 
being called by the class "The Gold Dust Twins," as one is never seen without 
the other, came to us from the Woodlawn School, and has made quite a hit at 
the Academy, both as a technical student, and as an athlete. Harry is the right 
hand man on Fifteenth street. He is also very popular in certain other parts of 
the city. Harry is a sergeant in the Military Department, and probably would 
have been higher, but for the fact that he takes everything so seriously. 

The class wishes me to state that Harry has been awarded the Croix de 
Guerre for bravery in action while in Mr. Slappey's French class. The reason 
of this award is withheld by the censor until after graduation, because it might 
be of use to Mr. Slappey in probing some of the mysteries of his class room. 

Mr. Sylvester, whose chief ambition is to become a student at the Uni- 
versity of Georgia, came to the Academy from Monte Sano School. "Syl," as 
he is called by the class, is a hard-working student, and never lets his social 
duties interfere with his studies. Doughty has made quite a record as a track 
man, winning the cup last year. In the Military Department he has the rank.' 
of 1st Lieutenant, Company B. 

84 THE ARC— 1919 

Then comes Mr. Walker, the boy who put the bull in bulling, and took the 
pleasure out of living. Air. Walker is commonly known in the class as "Snook- 
ums." He came to the Academy from the Central School, where he stood high 
in his class. He has continued his good standing while at the Academy, and at 
the present time has the prospect of being the first honor man in the class. In 
the Military Department he has the rank of Captain in Company A. 

Last, but not least, is Air. George Wright, commonly called George by the 
class. George is short, fat, black hair, black eyes, and can always be distinguished 
in a crowd by his fair complexion. In the Military Department George is 
Captain of Company C, and probably if he had devoted his time to athletics, he 
would have taken honors in high jumping. 

I cannot say that this is the end of the history of the class of 1919. I hope 
it is only the beginning, but this is all I am able to relate, and I thank you one 
and all for your kind attention. 

Faculty Announcements 

( 1 ) Mr. Charles Daniels wishes me to announce that Mr. Copeland is 
from Sugar Valley. 

(2) Mr. J. L. Skinner wishes me to announce that Mr. Cordle is receiv- 
ing three to four letters daily from France, and that the handwriting is that of 
a Madamoiselle. For further information, please see Mr. deBruyne. 

(3) Mr. Slappey wishes me to announce that he is still a single man, but 
willing, and that he will be at the main door after the exercises to receive any 
bids which may be offered. 

(4) Mr. Scruggs wishes for me to announce that he has ordered some 
hollow glass tubing for the chemistry lab, which he hopes will be here in a 
few days. 

Capt. W'. C. Fleming, 

Class Historian, '/o. 

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Class Minutes 

Ladies and Gentlemen: 

It has been my pleasure during the years of 1918-1919 to act as Secretary 
and Treasurer of this class, and during the time which has elapsed I have wit- 
nessed, and not only witnessed, but recorded many things which have happened 
in our class meetings and elsewhere. I will now submit some of the things 
which the class has accomplished and is to accomplish in the near future. 

Our first class meeting was sounded off at the command of our honorable 
President (Air. Doolittle) on the 15th of December, 1918. This meeting started 
our career as a class in a body and ever since then we have been increasing in 
judgment and in knowledge. The main purpose of this meeting was to decide- 
on the erecting of a slab to the memory of the late Mr. J. W. Farmer. After 
much discussion regarding the price, design, size and etc.. it was finally passed. 
A motion was then made that we take immediate action on the matter of the 
class pins and rings. A committee was appointed to draw and submit a design 
and after a guarantee from Mr. Fleming, the chairman, of getting them in two 
weeks we received them two months later. 

Xow the second broadside was fired on the 18th of December I 3 clays later ). 
Nothing but a wrangle was accomplished, due to the absence of the President 
and the Secretary. Mr. Walker, the Vice- President, presided. 

After many days of holiday during the "Flu" ban we were at last able to 
meet on the 22nd of January, 1919. This meeting was of considerable importance 
due to the many brilliant ideas conceived by the members of the class while 
Chemistry. Trig, English, etc., could not interfere. A motion was then made 
and seconded that the matter of the A. R. C. Light, a magazine published in the 
past, be dropped and that we publish a school annual. This motion was unani- 
mously carried and the movement is now well under way. Some of the leading 
merchants in town have given us advertisements and we are going to publish an 
annual this year which will be highly appreciated by us, and not by us only, 
but by other people throughout the city, state and nation as well. Then a motion 
was made and seconded that prompt attention be given the matter of our class 
day. Prompt attention was given it and as a result we are able so amply to en- 
tertain you. 

Two days later we were again able to have a wrangle. This meeting was 
mainly for the discussion of the details regarding the annual. After an appro- 
priate talk by Mr. Copeland regarding the price, size and other details, we elected 
the following men to act as our staff : 

Editors-in-Chief Doolittle, C, and Walker, J. M. 

Literary Editor Xachman, II. 

Assistant Literary Editor Green, F. 

Military Editor Fleming. \Y. C. 

Sport Editor Sylvester, D. 

Joke Editor Brittingham, T. W. 


L lass Events Green, F. 

Cartoonists Roberts. P.. Merry. P... and Levy. L. 

Business Manager Cohen. C. 

. Issistant Business Managers Smith. II.. and Wright, G. 

Secretary and Treasurer's Report Belding, M. D. 

Publicity Editor Goldstein. P. 

Our next meeting was held on the 27th of January. 1919. The main issue 
of this meeting was the discussion of the details of the slab. The price, size 
and design was definitely decided upon, and has now been approved by the 
Board of Education and the Trustees of the School. 

In our next assembling on the 31st, our President announced the death of 
Henry Card, one of our class members of last year. A committee was appointed 
to obtain or order a floral design for him. Through the prompt attention of Mr. 
Wright we were able to send one. 

Our next meeting was launched on the 4th of February. 1919. After read- 
ing a list of the participators, which you see here, we elected Mr. Brittingham 
as our class orator. Yerv soon you will be able to judge this appointment as you 
see fit. The program submitted by Mr. Fleming was finally accepted and through 
some alterations bv our English teacher, Mr. Ca^on, you are now able to enjoy it. 

During our class meetings of the year many thrilling incidents have occurred 
such as arguments, reprimandings. congratulations, good order, fights and exhi- 
bitions of oratorical ability. For instance. Mr. Robinson became very much 
infuriated over a statement made about a certain young lady, rose in anger, but 
was quickly removed and placed in the adjoining desk. 

At our last meeting Mr. Cohen was chosen as class prophet on the resigna- 
tion of Mr. Sylvester. Mr. Cohen was also made to sign a check. 

Now, ladies and gentlemen. 1 hope you have'borr.e with me through the talk I 
have just made and I will to the best of my ability endeavor to summarize the 
main things our class of '1') has accomplished. 

1st. 'We are erecting a slab to the memory of Mr. J. W. Farmer; 

2nd. We are laboring over our annual which will be highly appreciated: 

3rd. We have both original and beautiful pins and rings, and. 

4th. We have assembled this program. 

These enumerated accomplishments, few as they may seem, represent con- 
stant work on the part of the members of the class, the cartoonists and the faculty. 

Sgt. M. D. Belding, 
Secretary and Treasurer, 'n>. 



Class Poem 

Dear Friends, I've been appointed. 

To bore you for awhile. 
Now I'm very fair at rhythm. 

But my rhyming is quite vile. 

I was chosen as class poet, — 

\\ by. I really cannot see. 
There are sixteen brighter members ; 

What made them pick on ME? 

In cur youth, we were a hundred, 
But exams our ranks have cleft. 

So, the ending of our journey. 
Finds sixteen and 1 are left. 

Number six is Philip Golstein, 

Our anti-Bolshevik: 
He thinks he's some debatur. 

But can only raise a squeak ! 

The next upon the list is Green 
The linguist of the Bunch, 

Fie eats up foreign languages, 
As a freshman does a lunch. 

Griffin follows on the roll. 

An Athlete, short but true. 
I'm told he got his training, 

brum serving Walton's stew. 

Now, number one is Beldmu. 

And since Fate must joke, Alas 
This smiling red-faced "freckless". 

Leads the roll-call of the class. 

Then have we Herbert Nachraan, 
The long lost Missing Link, 

He might have made a hundred. 
But be never learned to think. 

Then comes "Jimmie" Boatwright, 
Loved by Hazel best of all. 

He's great at joking te?chers, 

But his marks are. Oh! so small. 

Xow follows Henry Robinson, 
i lur charming suffragette. 

He's very, very deep in love, 
But is not married, yet. 

Then follows "Jonnie" Brittingham, And next is darling Harry Smith, 

Our orator so punk; ( lur lovely baby b iy, 

He waves his hands with wild, He's the ideal of bis parents. 

But his words are only bunk. And his teacher's ray of joy. 

Next we have Big Cohen, 

Our Adjutant so fat. 
With the body of a giant. 

And the knowledge of a gnat. 

At last comes "Tough" Sylvester, 
He's lazy. well, you bet! 

If he'd started ten years sooner, 
He would be senior yet, 

Daniels, fair, of Millen. 

Follows close upon bis feet ; 
He captivates each maiden, 

That he may chance to meet. 

Near the end is Miller Walker, 

That military Chan, 
Such a nut is he for honors. 

That we're hardly on the map. 

Thru comes our honored President, 
Whose faults I cannot shirk — 

Doolittle is his cognomen. 
And likewise is his work. 

And then the last and longest, 

Wrieht, the scientific man. 
Always, when it comes to ladies. 
You will find him right on hand. 

Next is Cornelius Fleming. 

Better known to us as "Red', 
With a brain so large and brilliant, 

That it glows upon his head. 

There remains but one to mention, 
. A "d I close my dull refrain: — 

Stubborn, indolent and lazv. 
He has been his teacher's bane. 

Such we are, — with few high records 

Not a genius in the crew. 
But by sweating, diggine. tugging. 

We have somehow muddled through. 

John E.Mikphey, Jr 
Class Poet, 

Class '19. 

88 THE ARC— 1919 

Class Prophecy, 1919 

The day was very warm and sultry and not one in which you could study 
easily ; so, laying aside my English hook, I picked up my cap and started out 
for a walk. 

I walked and walked and soon I found myself in a large forest. Not far 
ahead I saw a large lake. 1 walked to the edge of the lake and there sat down. 
It was very cool and pleasant there. 

Suddenly a thought struck me: it would not be long until Commencement 
and after that we would all be scattered to the four-winds. This naturally 
turned my thoughts to the future. 

1 looked into the lake and in its mirror-like depth I seemed to see many 
strange shapes and forms. Gradually they took definite shapes and I saw myself 
riding in a very rapidly moving train. 

The world seemed beautiful indeed. Everything was fine until suddenly 
there was a terrific crash, and I was thrown violently from my seat. There 
were cries from everywhere from people that had been hurt. Crawling out of 
the wreckage I helped the uninjured get the injured out. The engineer especially 
was badly hurt. Some minutes later several doctors arrived, but they said there 
was no hope for him. 

Suddenly a great cry arose: "Here he comes." "Who is it?" I asked of a 
by-stander. "Why the great Doctor of course. He will save the lives of all." 

An automobile came rushing up and in it I saw a fine looking young doctor. 
His face looked very familiar to me. 

Indeed, it was no other than my old school mate, John Brittingham. After 
he had attended to the injured people, I walked over and spoke to John. He 
said that he had discovered a new substance that would heal any disease or 
injury. He also told me he was head doctor in Johns Hopkins University. 

He invited me to go on to the city with him. We got into a machine and 
were driven along a fine country road. I noticed a very beautiful farm, and as 
we passed near the entrance, we noted a large sign which said : "Green's Scien- 
tific Farm." We stopped at the farm for water and found our old friend Frank 
Green the owner. Frank said he was doing very fine and that he was making a 
wonderful success because he was applying Chemical methods to farming. 

We soon took leave of Frank and we wished him continued success, and 
then went our way. Arriving at the city I took leave of John ami went to a 
hotel. As I was approaching a table to write I noticed a rather small gentleman 
walk up the isle of the hotel. Everybody seemed to bow and give away before 
him, small as he was. His stature looked verv familiar to me. He suddenly 
turned, and to my surprise and delight, it was my old friend Miller Walker. 
Miller was the owner of this large hotel and a great leader of the many social 
functions then going on in the city. Suddenly Miller asked to be excused, as he 
was in a very big hurry to arrange a large dance for the Tubman Seniors that 
very evening. I then went out into the street, and, seeing a cab in sight, I hailed 
it. To my surprise the driver was Milton Belding. Milton said that he was 

THE ARC— 1919 89 

doing a thriving business and. in fact, had monopolized the jitney business of the 
town. He also stated that he was married and had four beautiful children. I 
told him I would like to go down to the bank. Milton was a fine driver and we 
arrived in the Ford without a mishap. I told Milton that I hoped his business 
would continue to prosper, whereupon he stated that he was going to stav in this 
business only a very few months, and then retire. 

As I went into the bank I saw the door of the President's office standing 
ajar and, upon looking in. I saw George \\ right. George was very glad to see 
me, and when I asked him low he had become President of the National Ex- 
change Bank he blushed, as he was always in the habit of doing, and said that 
by an application of "Trig'* he had worked out a great formula for calculation 
and thereby had become President. While we were talking a young lady came 
in. To my surprise, George introduced me to Mrs. George Wright, Jr. George 

said, "Er you know probably, of course, that Mrs. Wright's father was 

also President of this bank. I soon took my departure and as I walking down the 
street I suddenly began to feel hungry. 

1 looked up and saw a sign, "Dairv Lunch." I went in and found that my 
old friend Wyly Griffin was the owner. Wyly said his business was now so 
large that Walton Dairy Lunch and all others were forced out of business. 1 
soon took leave of Wyly and started again on my walk. 

As I walked slowly down the >treet my eye was attracted to a large sign 
which read: "Sylvester and Daniel's Beauty Parlors." "Could this," I said, 
"really be some of the old class?" I mounted the stairs and entered the waiting 
room. I saw first Charles. He said Doughty was busy but he wished I would 
wait awhile. While waiting, he told about the place. He said his main duties 
were to polish finger nails and talk to the ladies in the waiting room. Doughty 
soon returned and I asked what detained him so long. He replied that he had 
been beautifying several Tubman Seniors for Commencement Dance. I soon 
took my departure, and further down the street my eye was attracted by still a 
larger sign. 

This sign was peculiarly worded as follows : "Learn to Love Young. 
Special rates to A. R. C. Boys and Tubman Girls. Information from long 
experience. H. Robinson, Love Expert." "Well, well,'' I said, so Henry was 
trying from his own experience to help those poor young people. Anyway, I 
found him happily married and enjoying life thoroughly. 

I now came again upon the street and chanced to buy a paper from a boy. 
I noticed in large black head lines : "U. S. Senator makes most wonderful speech 
on record. Startles whole Country." I happened to glance further down in 
the column and noted this famous Senator was my old friend Philip Goldstein. 

Further on in the paper I read that if it had not been for the "Great Editor 
and His Wonderful Management of the Great Firm of Doolittle & Co., that 
there would have been a very serious financial crisis." Charlie, as I under- 
stood it. was the Editor-in-Chief of the largest paper in the world, and also head 
of the largest firm in Wall Street. 

I now happened to go back to the old school, and I saw two of the old 
class men there. I noticed a note on the Bulletin Board which read: "Major 
W. C. Fleming, Commandant and Professor in Mathematics." L'nder this was. 

90 THE ARC— lv lv 

"'Captain H. Nachman, Assistant Principal and Instructor in English." Cornelius 
certainly was strict on the "report business." He had each Sergeant go around 
at inspection and measure the length of the hair on each boy's head. If it was a 
quarter of an inch too long the poor fellow found himself back at extra drill. 
Yet Major "Red" had a wonderful Military Department. Herbert, of course, 
was in the Commandant's office, doing duty as office boy. while Major Fleming 
explained the Sign, Cosign and Tangent. I asked them if they had heard any- 
thing of the other members of the old class. Herbert said he heard that Harry 
Smith had gone into the mining business and that Harry's favorite pasttime 
was weighing tons and tons of metal. He said that, in fact, the matter of 
weighing tons had made such an impression upon Harry's mind that he had 
married a lady by the name of Weddington. 

As I walked along towards one of the parks I saw an enormous crowd 
gathered around a platform. I learned from some one in the crowd that a great 
evangelist was speaking. As I edged closer in I heard his fiery voice say : "Come, 
ye brethren, unto me. I will teach ye how to do good in this world." This fiery 
orator continued to speak and I thought it surely must be Billy Sunday; but no. 
it was our old classmate. James Boatwright. James certainly excelled Billy 
Sunday. Why he made strong men cry and say they would give up the old habits 
and reform. Jim's doing this kind of work, of course, was no surprise, for we 
had all thought that Jim would make the world much better to live in. I went 
up and spoke to him and he said that he had the world's record for making 
such addresses. I bade him good-bye and. wishing him continued success, I 
continued on my way. 

As I walked on I thought to myself, surely there was some one else in the 
class. This was recalled by my coming suddenly to a crowd. I looked up 
quickly and saw a large building on fire. The flames were spreading and then 
came the fire engine. A sharp voice gave a command and as I looked around 
1 saw my old classmate, John Murphey, who was Chief of the Fire Department. 
Johnny certainly knew how to manage his men well and it was not long before 
the fire was under control. While watching the firemen, a hose was suddenly 
turned in my direction and I was soaked with water. Everything seemed to 
fade before me. 

I jumped up oft the ground, for the wind was blowing so hard it had washed 
the water of the lake over me. I now- hurried home, realizing that all my happy 
thoughts of the future were but a day dream. 

Lieutenant Clarence H. Cohen, 

Class Prophet. ' ' io. 

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Last Will and Testament 

State of Georgia. 
Richmond County. 

Last II 'ill and Testament of Class Wig 

We, the Senior Class of the Academy of Richmond County, in the County 
of Richmond and the State of Georgia, being of a perfectly sound and disposing 
mind and memory, do hereby make, publish, and declare this instrument to be 
our last Will and Testament. 

We hereby appoint William Redding Kennedy as sole executor of this Will. 

Item 1. We hereby give and bequeath to our beloved Commandant. Geo. 
Phineois Butler, one volume written by the celebrated European mathematician. 
DuBois, on "How to Teach Trigonometry." and we hereby decree that at one 
and the same time, the said Executor shall secure and present to Olin Conway 
Skinner, volume 28. series 42. from Chicago Library Association, entitled "the 
duties and privileges of an office buy." 

Item 2. To Bartel Locker DeBruyne we hereby give one collar-button. 
Said article to be of solid bone in composition. j' v , of an inch in length, and not 
to have been made in German}". 

Item 3. To Marion Turner Bryson we hereby give one ten-cent D. & M. 

Item 4. To John Franklin Cason, we the class, thoroughly realizing and 
appreciating his real worth, do hereby independently grant the degree of M. L. 
~Sl. F. (most learned man on the faculty I. 

Item 5. Thoroughly realizing the inefficiency of the employees of the local 
gas company in reading meters correctly, and thoroughly appreciating the great 
drain upon the Academy's finances therefrom, the class does hereby give and 
bequeath to James Lister Skinner one meter stick, to be used in the dormitory. 

Item 6. To George Hiley Slappey. we hereby bequeath 10 yards of invisible 
wire netting, guaranteed to protect against chalk, books, and flying missiles of 
all kinds. 

Item 7. We hereby give Chester Antonius Scruggs one slide rule, ^aid 
article to be used in connection with his arithmetic work. 

Item 8. We hereby give and bequeath to Charles Guy Cordle one pair of 
perfectly good khaki Corporal Chevrons. 

Item 9. We, the class, bequeath to the present fourth class all our Senior 
privileges, which we as Seniors were not allowed to enjoy. 

Item 10. To Philip Goldstein we hereby give one $1.00 Ingersol watch. 

Item 11. We hereby bequeath to John Edmund Murphey six dozen tardi- 
ness excuses already signed. 

Item 12. To James Boatwright, Jr., we bequeath one book on "How to 
Get Along With Your Teachers," written by George Parker, Freshman. 

Item 13. To Harry Davis Smith the class hereby gives one toy fire engine. 

Item 14. The class hereby leaves to Charles W. Daniels one green coat 
sleeve to replace the one burned out in the laboratory lately. 

92 THE ARC— 1919 

Item 15. We, the class, hereby decree that the Cadet rendering the most 
satisfactory answers to the following current questions shall be exempt from 
all examinations during the year 1931 : 

Question 1. Why Lt. Robinson buys street car tickets by the whole- 

Question 2. Where and from what barber Capt. Fleming got his so- 
called haircut, of April 3rd? 

Question 3. Why Air. Cordle, about the time so many pro Germans 
were sent to Leavenworth, began referring to himself as a teacher of Ger- 
man, rather than as a German teacher? 

Question 4. Why Mr. Copeland once made the following remark in 
class : "Alas ! I, like Xapoleon, have come to the conclusion that I am 
living in the wrong age." ( Hint : His next statement was. that there were 
too many other brainy men in the world today. > 

Question 5. Where Capt. Wright got his idea that all the female in- 
habitants of the Island of Helena are named Helen? 

Question 6. Why Capt. Doolittle couldn't keep his class pin 24 hours? 

Question 7. What Mr. Ransom's answer was to the Freshman who 
asked him what an atom lived on? 

Question 8. Why Laker made the following remark just after Mr. 
Slappev had finished distributing about 4C0 minutes: "Professor, you are 
li ising time." 

Question 9. How Cohen promoted himself to a 1st Lt. 

Question 10. Did Mr. Copeland really come originally from Sugar 

Item 16. Finally, to our faithful Janitor. William Henry Stephens, we do 
hereby give, bequeath, and devise all our class property and all appurtenances 
thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining. 

In Witness Whereof, We have hereunto set our hand and seal this 19th 
day of April, in the year of Our Lord 1919. 

Signed: The Sexior Class. 
Witnesses : Rembert Allen, Instructor, 
Edwin* Miller. Freshman, 
Marion W. Norvell. 

Capt. Miller Walker, '19. 

P $ £a [ i n g ^Soc i<rM$£ 


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Joseph R. Lamar Literary Society 


President Walker. J. M. 

Vice-President Battev, C. 

Secretary Morris, W. S. 

Treasurer North. H. M. 


Adams. J. M. 
Aitchison, C. T. 
Attridge, O. C. 
Baker, E. M. 

Belding, M. G. 
Brenner, O. L. 
Cohen, A. 
Conlev. T. H. 
Dicks! ]. E. 
Eakes, J. T. 
Emigh, II. 
Fleming, \Y. C. 

Flythe, S. S. 
Gibson, F. 
Gibson, \Y. H. 
Green. F. 
Hardman. J. R. 
Hook. Frank 
Hollidav, P. H. 
Jarrell, J. G. 
Kershaw, T. 
Legwin, ( \. \\ . 
Marks, H. 
Merry, I'.. 

Merry, G. 
McCrary, W. L. 

Miller, H. F. 
Morris, A. S. 
Owens, A. 
Parks. R. 
Phinizy, T. 
Phillips, G. S. 
Philpot, P.. 
Roberts, H. P. 
Foseborouph, E. E. 
Tobev, N. M. 

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Alexander H. Stephens Literary Society 


President Doolittle, C. A. 

J * ice-President Howell, H. 

Secretary and Treasurer WpiGHT, G. H. 


Belding, M. D. 

Henry, G. 

Rice. P. 

Boatwright. J. 

Inman, H. 

Ridlehoover, F. 

Burton. C. 

Kershaw. J. 

Robertson, P. 

Brittingham, J. 

Lew. L. 

Robinson, H. A 

Clecklev. H. ' 


Saxon. A. 

Cohen, C. H. 

.Morris. H. 

Sherman. I. 

Davis. W. H. 

Mc< iahee, O. 

Smith. B. " 

Dimmock, W. 

Magruder, M. 

Smith, H. 

Dunbar, B. 

Murphey, J. E. 

Story. L. 

Emigh. J. 

Xachman, H. 

Sylvester, D. 

Fourcher, K. 

Xachman. M. 

Symms, A. 

Goldstein. P. ]. 

Nixon, S. 



Paul, S. 

Yerdery, C. 

Hagler, E. 

Parker. G. 

Yerderv, M. 

Heath. E. 

Radford, S. 

Williams. R. 

96 THE ARC— 1919 

The Debating Societies 

The Academy has two debating societies, the Joseph R. Lamar and the 
Alexander H. Stephens, both organized by the late Mr. Farmer. 

The debates in the school are between representatives of the two societies. 

There is a Faculty Cup presented each year to the society winning the 
largest number of debates. This cup is to become the property of the society 
which wins it three years in succession. So far. the Joseph R. Lamar Society 
has won it one year, and the Alexander H. Stephens Society also one year. 

The Academy has had some very good debates since the organization of 
these literarv societies. "Long and heated arguments'* have been staged by 
members of both societies. 

This year, on account of the "Flu," interruptions and the great rush to 
make up time, our debates have been somewhat curtailed. However, we managed 
to get one debate just after the last quarantine and hope to have more before the 
end of the school year. The subject was. "Resolved that the United States 
should build and maintain a Navy second to none in the world.'" The Alexander 
H. Stephens' representatives had the affirmative and were Capt. C. A. Doolittle. 
Lieut. D. Sylvester and Serg. M. I). Belding. The Joseph R. Lamar representa- 
tives had the negative side of the question and were Corps. Hook and Battey, and 
Pvt. Tobey. 

After an hour or so of rather warm discussions, in which each of the six 
voting gentlemen nobly acquitted himself, the decision was rendered in favor 
of the affirmative. 

The Academy has wonderful prospects before her for debating, and we 
sincerely hope that every effort will be put forward in the future to secure an 
even higher standard in this most important phase of a young man's education. 

Capt. T. M. Walker. 19. 


98 THE ARC— 1919 


John W. Brittingham, Editor 


A Freshman 

It is batty ; it is buggy ; it is a male. It dislikes some liquids. A few of 
these being soapy water and iodine. Unlike other vegetation, its greenness is 
unaffected by frost. It looks cute — at a distance. It sounds good — when silent. 
It is good — for nothing. It is beloved — by all — its parents. It is admired by all 
— its aunties when they see it in its khaki uniform. It looks "so" handsome — 
to itself. It is "so" crummy — to everybody else. 

It eats continuously. It yells at ball games — when hit by a foul ball. It 
sleeps — sometimes on its bed. More often it sleeps in class. It is like a birth- 
day — it comes every year. It 

(X. B. Unfinished; here the author went crazy over the prospects of the 
last sentence above.) 

The Faculty has suggested that the following questionnaire be sent to each 
cadet when he reaches the age of reason, about sixteen years ( ? ) : 

1. What is the address of your Jane? 

2. ( a ) Give the address of two good blondes. 
(1)) Give the address of two good brunettes. 

( Answer both or none. ) 

3. Do you prefer blond or brunette ? 

( State reason. ) 

4. Do you know of any other good addresses? 

5. Where were you last night? 

6. Is that the correct answer ? 

7. Then what is the correct answer? 

8. Have you ever been wounded ( shot ) ? 

9. Give the brand, cost and where more can be obtained. 
10. Have vou anv on hand now ? 

Signed . 
Signed . 

(Second line to be signed by your Pastor. 
Oh, That Heart Smasher 

Dad: "Did you tell that young man of yours that I'm going to switch off 
the lights at ten?" 

Robbie: "Yes, dad." 

Dad: Well, then?" 

Robbie: "He said to thank you, and that he would wait until ten to call 

Virginia: "Dearest, will you love me always?" 

Cornelius: "Sweetest, I have loved vou all the wavs 1 know how." 

THE ARC— 1919 


Our Business Manager 

A broken vow, 
A lifeless form, 
A flash of steal, 
A blinding storm. 

Strange shadows flit across the lake. 
How much did Manager Cohen 

A member of the faculty has sug- 
gested green and ivory as colors 
for the Senior Class. 

In the Moonlighi 

(A Senior's Idea of Heaven* 

The Metric System 

There are meters iambic, 

And meters trochaic, 

There are meters in musical tones ; 

But the meter 

That's sweeter 

And neater — 


Is to meet 'er 

In the moonlight alone. 

— Ex. 

Freshman: "What does 'Ex.' mean after a joke?" 

Senior : "It means Exchange, of course." 

Freshman: "Oh, does it? I thought it meant extinct." 

Jim and Hazel 
"I 'ray. let me kiss your hand," said he, with looks of burning love. 
"I can remove my veil." said she, "much easier than my glove." 

Heard in Class 
Mr. Ransom : "What three words are used most among Academy students?" 
Weary Freshman: "I don't know." 
Mr. Ransom : "Correct." 

Mr. Cason : "Why is love like a gentle breeze?" 
Senior Class: "Don't know, 'Fess'." 

Mr. Cason: "A gentle breeze is a zephyr, a zephyr is a yarn, a yarn is a 
tale, a tail is an attachment. Love is an attachment, so it is like a gentle breeze." 
Daniel : "Th — th — that's simple. Anybody^ ought to know that." 


THE ARC— 1919 

The Great Spring Drive 

\Yhv Girls Leave Home 

Wyly. H. 
Henry. G. 
Young, C. 

Goldstein, P. 
Inman, H. 
Robinson, Reuben 
Laird. H. 
Slappey, ( Fess.) 

Lackman, R. 

Eakes, J. 
Allen, (Fess.) 
Verdery. M. 
Eubanks, H. and R. 

Hook, F. 
Owens, A. 
Murphev, J. E. 
Edlelhlu't. T. 

Heard in Class 
Robinson, II.: "Mozart received six crowns for bis first composition of 

Daniel: "Y — y — you mean he got cr — crowned six times." 

Mr. Cason : "Animal is any object that possesses self locomotion." 
Murphev: "Not necessarily, Mr. Cason. 1 know an animal which does 
not possess self locomotion." 

Mr. Cason: "What animal is that." 
Murphev: "A paralyzed man." 

Mr. Slappey: "Mr. Boatwright, will you please translate the first para- 
graph in your French book." 

Boatwright: "I left it home. 'Fess'." 

Mr. Slappey: "Sixty minutes for failure to bring your book to class." 

Boatwright: "I was just kidding, Mr. Slappey, here it is." 

Angry Freshman: "I don't think 1 should have gotten zero on this test 

Mr. Ransom: "I don't either, but that was the lowest mark T could give 

Mr. J. 1.. Skinner was heard to say, "Now is the time to buy thermometers, 
they'll soon be going up. Class: "Ha. I la." 

THE ARC— 1919 


Heard in the Physiology Class 
Oh fair are the halls where stern 

Makes love to Miss Asthma; 
Where bright Influenza is wooed by 

And Measles join Mumps in the 

beautiful star. 

Capt. Wright is quite a scientist. 
One day Mr. Scruggs, professor of 
physiology wanted to look up a few 
formulae in Physics, so he asked, 
"Has any one in the class a Physics 
book?" Capt. Wright heard him 
say something about Physics so 
hastily and solemnly said, "What 
do you want to know." 

Girl : "Dearest, you have been 
making love to those French girls." 

Soldier: "What makes you think 
that, sweetheart?" 

Girl: "Because you have improved 

N. B. A poet has been found in the Freshman class. Here is an example 
of some of his work. It is said that he received his inspiration after he had filled 
his first date and had left the sweet little thing at the late hour of ten P. M. 

Kiss me sweet, 
Ki^s me cunning. 
Kiss me quick, 
I >addv is coming. 

Our eyes have met, 
Our lips not yet. 
But O you kid, 
I'll get you yet. 

I think this young Edgar Allan Poe has a bright future. He wil 
he one of Georgia's leading poets, bull artist, "or somethin." 

some day 

My Daily Task 
Most any day in the week. 
If it's sunny, if it's bleak. 
I'm on my way, so to speak. 
To time class. 

There gathers a crowd of buys. 
A few to study, a few to make noise, 
And in their pockets all kinds of toys. 
Now when I'm there I read a book 
While watching "Fess" with a sneaky look. 
He seems to think that I'm a crook — but I aint. 
Suddenly you'll hear the sound of shot, 
Followed by, " 'Fess,' how much time have I got?" 
"You'll have more if you don't cut that rot. (get me?)." 

Colden Battev, '19. 

102 THE ARC— WW 

When you recognize the cry 

Of an eraser as it goes flying by. 

Just lie low and prepare to die — should he find it out. 

Sometimes Freshmen turn quite green 

And mournfully shout. "I*m hit on the bean!" 

Just then the bell begins to ring. 

Some of us shimmy, the rest of us sing — 

Now is the time to do anything — but study. 

Then there is an insurrection. 

Prisoners running in every direction. 

"Fess" raises a big objection, 

Using "time" for his protection. 

As we rush out like angels from above. 

Someone yells, "Don't push, just shove." 

"Come back." yells "Fess", "the class isn't dismissed." 

But for us there is eternal bliss — until 

Tomorrow. He spoke too late. 

X. B. The above was turned in as poetry, but we seriously have our doubts 
about it. The author is a Junior, and as he came to us with tears in his eyes 
and said that the above was his first masterpiece, we consented to print it. All 
of you who care to throw brickbats and rotten eggs after reading the wonderful 
masterpiece, please kindly direct them at the author, not the editor. 

Goldstein says, "Yen dere's a fire in a clothing store some spring ofer 
coats, some fall ofer coats, everybody pants and goes vests ven a fire is burning 
up der store." 

And yet he is still alive after making a remark like this. 

Carswell J.: "I found a button in my salad last night." 

Norvell, M.: "That's nothing. That was only part of the dressing." 

THE ARC— 1919 103 



wish to take this opportunity to thank Mr. John Murphey, who though not 
appointed on the business staff, has on several occasions rendered 
it valuable assistance. 

Bus. Mgr. 

104 THE ARC— 1919 

Frank A. Calhoun, Pres. Cable Address 

.Member New York Cotton Exchange GARCAL 


Vice Pres. & Treas. Branch Office 

C. S. Cates, Secretary Opelika, Alabama 

W. B. Winter, Special 

Garrett C& 
Calhoun, Inc. 

Cotton Merchants 


THE ARC— 1919 

Outfit yourself at Augusta's most 
up to date Young Men's Store. 
Young Mens and First Long Pants 
Suits in a dandy Selection at 

J. Willie Levy 
& Son 

Established 1848 

John J. Miller and 


Meet me at the Home Folks at 
Lunch Time 

Chicken Salad Sandwiches 
Ham Salad Sandwiches 
Sliced Ham Sandwiches 
Pimento Sandwiches 

A line of fine candies for 

Home Folks 

740 Broad 

Albion Hotel 

"After His Hun(ny) 


Diamonds and Jewelry 

840 Broad St. Augusta, Ga. 

Phone 545 


THE ARC— 1919 


It doesn't matter what you might buy, there isn't a suit 
of clothes in America that will fit and please you like my 
"Campus Togs" will, run by and let me show you just why 
I make this statement. 

"If the Young Men Wear it, I sell it." 

C. C. Farr 

Phone 587 

1044 Broad St. 

Arrington Bros. & 


Fenwick St. 

Local & Long 
Distance phone 99 

Augusta, Ga. 

Geo. C. Blanchard Francis Calhoun 

Blanchard & Calhoun 

Ground Floor 
Masonic Building 





Phone 1326 

THE ARC— 1919 107 

Established 1844 

Murphey C& Company 


Augusta's Oldest Mercantile Establishment 
Seventy Five Years of Continuous Service 

Enterprise Manufacturing 



Augusta, Georgia 

Spindles— 35,250 Looms— 980 

108 THE ARC— 1919 





Phones 863-864 Augusta, Ga. 


J. Ellis, Mgr. 

THE ARC— 1919 109 

Howard Drug Company 

Corner Broad and Jackson Streets 

Drugs, Soda Water, Candies 

We want and will appreciate the patronage and good will of 
all the A.R.C. boys, and their friends. 

The Welt Waist Line is the 
Hit of the Season 

Encored by scores of young men who like its style and snap. Here now in 
single or double breasted styles, rich summer materials. 

Sure to make a hit with every man and young man who looks for real style 
smartness in his clothes. 

In the new shades of blue, green, gray and brown. 

We specialize in Clothes for Young Men 

L. Sylvester C& Sons 

Established over Haifa Century 


THE ARC— 1919 

Paige-MOTOR CARS- Liberty 

The most Beautiful Car in America. — They don't make any better. 
Complete Stock of parts carried at all times. 

John S, Davidson 


527 Broad St. 

Phone 1362 

Service Station in Rear 

In our old school you can "C" Cohen, 
"Do little," "Kilpatrick," and "B" 

Mr. C'ason had just finished explaining 
to the seniors the difference between 
the objective complement and object 
complement when Charles Daniel 
asked the following question, "M— 
Mr. Cason, i — if I said you were ugly 
w — would that be an objective c — 





Daily Afternoon 

Sunday Morning 

The ONLY paper in many HOMES. 
The ONE paper in most HOMES. 

THE ARC— 1919 


Mazda Lamps 


Better Lights 

Lamar Building Augusta, Ga. 

Save a Life 





Augusta, Ga. 
J. C. May, Mgr. 

112 THE ARC— 1919 

R. H. Arrington 


Phone 1763 Augusta, Ga. 

The National Exchange Bank of Augusta would like 
to have every young man who is graduating from, or who 
is continuing his studies at THE ACADEMY OF RICH- 
MOND COUNTY, open an account with it, no matter how 
small. We want the business of the men who have been 
trained in this fine school. We have confidence in them 
and in their future and feel that we can help ourselves 
by helping them. 

THE ARC— 1919 

Habits Formed in school days are lasting, therefore 
Good habits only should be permitted to take root. 

An ESPECIALLY good habit is the habit of saving 

We encourage you by PAYING you to save. 

Merchants Bank 

Augusta, Ga. 

Special Paint for Every Purpose 

Our Factory to Consumer Direct 


The Southern Cotton Oil Co. 

Paint Dept. 
Savanah, Ga. 


THE ARC— 1919 

The Value 

of Saving 
Your Money 

// You Will Take Care of 

Your Money it Will Take 

Care of You 

Do you know how to caie for money? Many people can spend it — let it lie 
idle — lose it. Few really can take care of it. 

Our Savings System helps you to save, pays you a liberal rate of interest and 
returns your money with absolute safety. 

Start saving TODAY by opening an account with this STRONG bank. 

Georgia Railroad Bank, Augusta, Ga. 

Capital and Surplus $1,250,000.00 


WM. A. LATIMER, Vice-President 

Rufus H. Brown, Vice-President 

J. G. BAILIE. Ass't Cashier 


E. H. SAXON, Ass't Cashier 

This Annual is a 
product of the 
Year Book Depart- 
ment of the Rogers 
Printing Company 
Dixon, Illinois 

THE ARC— 1919 115 

Smith Brothers Co. 

Augusta, Ga. 


THE ARC— 1919 






Agents for Fox River Butter Co.'s celebrated brands butter 
Clover Hill Creamery Butter Meadow Gold Butter 

Phones 83-84 Augusta, Ga. 

John W. Dickey 

To The Senior Class of 1919 

Stocks, Bonds and Real Estate Loans. 
Masonic Building 

Sincere Good Wishes 
To You Gentlemen 

Augusta, Ga. 




Mr. Scruggs: Why do people Catch 
Tubercolosis from Cows? 

Insurance & Real Estate 

Boatwright: By drinking HIS meat 
and eating HIS milk. 

Masonic Building Phone 640 

THE ARC— 191V 


Land Drug Co. 

Cor. Broad & Marbury Sts. 

Bates-Smith Co. 

Augusta, Ga. 




The Best Place to get Ice & Sodas 


/ 1 *^\ 1 \* \ 1 

Lumber Co. 

Long Distance Telephone 158 
Augusta, Ga. 

FrW ^v3*§v\ J^s. 

Manufacturers & Dealers in Rough 
and Dressed Lumber, Lath, Shingles, 
Doors, Sash Blinds, and Fine Mill 
Work, Store Fronts and Church furni- 

Correspondence Invited 
Satisfaction Assured 

Mens Shoes — Black and Tan 
Price $5.00 to $10.00 

OUR MOTTO : Quality-Service 


If you want to talk business, tele- 
phone at our expense. 

828 Broad St. 


THE ARC— 1919 

F. E. Ferris & Company 






758 Broad Street 

C. T. Goetchius 
& Bro. 




602 and 1002 Broad Street 

Augusta, Georgia 

THE ARC— 1919 


Lombard Iron Works 
and Supply Co. 









I. H. Cohen 

24 Campbell Bldg. Augusta, Ga. 


Cadet standing at 'port arms' in- 
correctly (Left hand not at balance 
of gun) is approached by officer at 

Officer: Where is the balance of your 

Cadet: I-I-I don't know sir, it was all 
here this morning. 

The Perkins 
Manufacturing Co. 

Yellow Pine Lumber 

Mill Work 
Doors, Sash & Blinds 

Distributors Cornell Wood Board 

Phone 3 

Augusta, Ga. 


THE ARC— 1919 

Meet me at Gardelles 



YOU can just save from $1 to $2 Jon 
any pair of shoes YOU buy from us, 

I guarantee this 

Agents for 
Huylers and Norris Candies 

744 Broad St. 
Augusta, Georgia 

J. E. TARVER, Mgr. 

Great Eastern Shoe Co. 

McCreary & Co. 

Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers 

Retail Cigar Company 

Dealers in 
High Grade Cigars & Tobaccos. 

742 Broad Street 
Augusta, Georgia 

Complete line of smokers, articles. 
Box trade our specialty 

Largest and most complete stock of 
pipes in the city. 

Phone 373 752 Broad St. 


Augusta's oldest dry cleaner and dyer. 

Office Phone 
324 Eighth St. 769 

D. Nachman and Co. 

Phone 378 Augusta, Ga. 



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The Electric City Engraving Co 


THE ARC— 1919 

Office & Sales Room 553 Broad St. 

A. R. Mustin 











Bring Your Feet 
to us for Shoe 

We Specialize in MENS high grade 

Florsheim Shoe Store Co. 

818 Broad St. 

The Hollingsworth 

Storage - Distribution & Forwarding 

556 & 558 Walker Street 

002 to 616 Sixth Street 

Augusta, Ga. 

THE ARC— 1919 



(In English Class) 

Cohen: Mr. Cason, let the subject 
for debate be: Resolved that Agricul- 
ture has done more for the world 
than Mining. 

Mr. Cason: No that wouldn't be a fair 
subject, you are all minors. 

Terminal Soda Fount 

John H. Kahrs 

Terminal Building 
Phone 804 Augusta, Ga. 

N. L. Willet Seed Co. 


Our Departments 
Garden Seeds. Field Seeds. Poultry 
Industry, Pet Stock Industry. Insecti- 
cides, Germicides, Spray Machines, 
Orchard & Ornamental trees. Animal 
Remedies & Feeds, Fertilizers, Age 
Lime, Gypsum. 

Best by Test'' 

WARE, etc. 

Complete Stocks Lowest Prices 

Prompt Deliveries 

David Slusky & Son 

Bowen Bros. Hdw.Co. 

877 Broad St. 

Base Ball Goods Tennis Goods 

Foot ball Goods 
Guns Fines Pistols 

Dairy Lunch 

1009 Broad St. 

Augusta. Ga. 

New Location 
809 Broad St. Masonic Bldg. 



Prep. Suits — 


At White's, you can always get real snappy styles, clothes that a fellow can 
wear and feel like a regular person. Clothes with swagger and dash, closely 
following the style tendencies of the older men's suits. With trim waist and 
shoulder effect — all the new features, Boys, and at prices that put no extra strain 
on the family budget. 

J. B. White <& Co. 

William G. Plagvvitz 


Masonic Bldg. Augusta, Ga. 

Phones 533— 1318J 


Farm and land surveying. 
Water power development 
Water supply, drainage 
Highway engineering 

The Senior Class Has Been wonder- 
ing, for sonic time, why our friend 
John Brittingham suffered a severe 
attack of Mental Aberration simul- 
taneously with The Marriage of Mir- 
iam and also why he is so strictly 
opposed to Young Men "going" with 

To Capt. Doo 

Wanted: One night watchman; apply 
lower Broad st. 

Mr. Copeland: What is a Nona de 

Blitchington: Part of an Eggnog, sir. 

T. G. Bailie & Co. 

Awnings Porch Shades 

Picture Framing 

742 Broad 
Augusta, Ga. 

THE ARC— 1919 


Mulherin & Marks 
Shoe Co. 


in Ladies, Gents and Childrens fine 

Tennis Oxfords and Shoes a Specialty 





Chalmers Co. 

Let us demonstrate the hot spot six. 

Phone 1741 

119 8th St. 

Thos. G. Brittingham 


Plumbing, Heating and Drainage 

Repairing and Overhauling a specialty 

651 Broad St. 

Augusta, Ga. 

Augusta Bonded 
Warehouse Co. 

The only Public Bonded Warehouse 
in Augusta 

Fenwick and Cumming St . 
Phone 1436 

Sophomore: You talk like a fool. 

Freshman: I have to so you can 
understand me. 

THE ARC— 1919 

Help Those Who 
Helped Us. 

THE ARC— 1919 127 

Barrett £& Company 


Cotton Factors 

We lease 50,000 bales of storage 
at Atlantic States Warehouse. 

Augusta, Ga. 


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The Academy" 



Augusta, Ga. 
(Established in 1783) 
Offers unusual opportunities to ambitious boys 

EQUIPMENT— School property, valued at $275,000.00, with unexcelled 
Laboratories, Woodshop, Forge and Machine Shop, Drawing Room, Commercial 
Department ; adequate Class-Rooms, Reference Libraries, Armory, Fieldhouse, etc. 

COURSES — Classical, Scientific, Technical, Commercial and General, extend- 
ing over four years of Standard High School work, and one year Freshman College 
work — all accepted on certificate by University of Georgia, Georgia Tech. and 
similar Institutions elsewhere. Military training (optional for students eighteen 
years of age.) Football, Baseball, Basketball, Track Teams and Tennis under 
Faculty supervision and coaching. 

DORMITORY — Modern brick building with fire hose, new equipment through- 
out, steam heat, hot and cold water, shower baths, electric lights, Reading Room 
and Gymnasium in Building. Home atmosphere, with Teacher living on each 
floor. Board and tuition very reasonable. 

For Detailed Information, Write 

GEO. P. BUTLER, Principal 
Augusta, Ga.