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DEDICATED in honor of Captain Clifford T. Sego, in
acknowledgment of services rendered by him; as first, 1 instruct-
or, 1903 to 1912, and later,head of the English Department.
1912 to 1916, of the Academy of Richmond County.
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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.
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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,
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Foundation of the Academy of
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
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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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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.
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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
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Chakles A. Doolittle, Jr.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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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
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
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.
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.
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John W. Brittingham
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
Noted: Varsity Football, 4: Corporal: Ass't in the Joke
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.
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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.
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.
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President Battey, Colden
/ 'ice-President Henry, ( Ioodrich
Secretary Sturman, Smythe
Treasurer Yerdery, Marion
Davis. William H.
Dolvin, R. L.
1 towell, Homer
Nixi n, Scott
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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.
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i iass Officers
President North, Henry
rice-Preside/. t Sherman, Jim
Secretary and Treasurer Merry, Brian
Brenner, < 'tis
Clark. G. M.
( '.< irdon, Wilson
1 [i tlnian, Marsden
Laird, 1 larold
1. angle)-. Seaborn
Magruder, Milton Mallar
Mi irris, William
< itis, Francis
Scruggs, 1 ightfoot
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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.
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President Merry, Guy
Vice-President Kilpatrick, A.
Secretary unci 'Treasurer Gillman, C.
Barrett, < iould
Churchill, C. H.
Chumbley, C. W.
< repfert, Roy
( libson, Foster
Hal ford, Eugene
Hargett, J. L.
Hensley, E. A.
Ripley, H. D.
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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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/'resident Hagi.ee. Edward
Vice-President Gray, Tow
Secretary Baxley, Marion
Treasurer Xixox, ( '■ w i xx
Adams, ( Iscar
Aitchison, C. T.
Barrow, R. L.
Beasley, Joe \\ .
Fakes, J. T.
( iepfert, Randolph
Graves, Thos. H.
Hatcher, H. II.
Hattawav, R. L.
Morgan. 1 lenry
Murrah. Edw ard
Pate. L. S.
She In k, ( 'ceil
S:mkins, L. H.
Spcerin>, f , Harry
Van Pelt, J ( hn
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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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.
Dorn, B. ..
Hargett, J. L
Harper, H. .
Jarrell, I. . .
. Waynesboro, ( la.
.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.
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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
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.
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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
C< mmanded by Captain f. Miller talker
Sturman. \Y. S., 1st Lieut. Walsh, F.
Phinizy, T. I!.. 1st Serg.
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.
Boyd, X. L.
Bush, F. W.
Chumbley, G. M.
( "hance. I-"..
i Iheathem, J. II.
Cummings, II. II.
Eubanks. R. L.
Gibson, VV. H.
Holland. G. I'.
I lolman, M.
1 tumphreys, A.
1 larper, H.
Leary, ( I.
Lucky. J. C.
I .egwen, ( i. W.
Mertins, F. I '..
McElmurray, R. M.
Pate. L. S.
Sweet. E. A.
Spier-. W. T.
Tobey, X. M.
Weathers. C. I 7 .
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Capt. C. A. Doolittle
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.
Thompson. G. A.
Anderson, R. E.
Fazio. P. J.
Fennell. S. \Y.
Matheny, J. T.
Barnes, E. T.
( iillman, C.
Baxley, M. E.
Beckum, T. D.
< iray, T.
Nixon, G. H.
Hagler. E. W.
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.
Trowbridge, K. S
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Company i( C
Commanded by Captain Ceorge W. Wright
Symms. A., 1st Lient. Fargo, W., 2nd Lieut.
North. II. M„ 1st Serer.
Sherman. T. C.
Philpot. W. K.
Lokey. L. L.
Adams, ( >.
Beall, F. L.
Da -her. X.
Dyess, M G
Eubanks, 1 1,
Fergerson, L. H.
Flythe, S. S.
I'i lurcher, K.
Gepfert, J. R.
Graves, T. S.
Hardman, I. R.
Hargett. I. L.
I [attaway, R.
Lynch, W. H.
Mar-chalk. F. F.
Phillips, G. S.
Richardson, X. S,
Smith. M. B.
Williams, R. M.
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Capt. W. C. Fleming
Conimainled by Captain \Y. Cornelius Fleming
Saxon, A.. 1st Lieut. Mark-. II.. 2nd Lieut.
Xachman. H.. 1st Serg.
Lebmann. A. H.
Davis. W. H.
Andrews. W. C.
Attridge. O. C.
Barrow, R. L.
Brown, H. H.
Carr, L. < i.
Car-well. P. VV.
1 >aniels, R. C.
I >eas, W.
Florence, R. S.
I iepfert, L. R.
1 [arrison, D.
Hiers, E. R.
Jarrell. J. G.
Kinard. J. V.
I .eitner, i i.
Magruder, ( 1. M.
Morris, H. H.
( >wens, A.
Parish. A. R.
Lou ell. W. T.
Prather, VV. T.
Reese, L. E.
Spoflord, i i.
Weigle, I. G.
1st Lieut. H. A. Robinson
Commanded by Lieutenant Henry A. Robinson
Robinson, H. A., 1st Lieut. (Clarinet)
Burdashaw, IV., 2nd Lieut, i Cornet i
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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JjLJygi l Hi [ Jj
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EAXD AXD COMPANY "A".
CI IMPANY "B' AXD C( ID IRS
COMPANY "C", COMPANY "D" AXD STAFF
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.
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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
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-
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 th.er 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
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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.
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
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
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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.
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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.
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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".
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.
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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.
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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.
m» ■■ -'■ - *"H
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
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,
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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,
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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
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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.
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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.
( 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
Capt. W'. C. Fleming,
Class Historian, '/o.
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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-
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.
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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>.
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,
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 gesf.es 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
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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
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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
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.
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"'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.
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
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.
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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.
Conlev. T. H.
Dicks! ]. E.
Eakes, J. T.
Fleming, \Y. C.
Flythe, S. S.
Gibson, \Y. H.
Hardman. J. R.
Hollidav, P. H.
Jarrell, J. G.
Legwin, ( \. \\ .
McCrary, W. L.
Miller, H. F.
Morris, A. S.
Phillips, G. S.
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.
Robinson, H. A
Clecklev. H. '
Cohen, C. H.
Davis. W. H.
Mc< iahee, O.
Smith. B. "
Murphey, J. E.
Goldstein. P. ].
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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
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.
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John W. Brittingham, Editor
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 ?
(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."
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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
And neater —
Is to meet 'er
In the moonlight alone.
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."
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The Great Spring Drive
\Yhv Girls Leave Home
Slappey, ( Fess.)
Eubanks, H. and R.
Murphev, J. E.
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."
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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
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
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."
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.
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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."
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PATRONIZE THOSE WHO PATRONIZE "THE ARC'
COME READ ON WITH ME; THE BEST OF THE JOKES ARE YET TO BE'
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.
CLARENCE H. COHEN
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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
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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
John J. Miller and
Meet me at the Home Folks at
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Ham Salad Sandwiches
Sliced Ham Sandwiches
A line of fine candies for
"After His Hun(ny)
L. J. SCHAUL & CO.
Diamonds and Jewelry
840 Broad St. Augusta, Ga.
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LISTEN; HIGH SCHOOL BOYS
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
1044 Broad St.
Arrington Bros. &
Local & Long
Distance phone 99
Geo. C. Blanchard Francis Calhoun
Blanchard & Calhoun
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Murphey C& Company
Augusta's Oldest Mercantile Establishment
Seventy Five Years of Continuous Service
MANUFACTURERS OF COTTON GOODS
Spindles— 35,250 Looms— 980
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SCHLITZ FAMO, E-EAUFONT GINGER ALE
AUDLEY HILL & COMPANY
PRODUCE— GROCERIES— AND— FRUITS
Phones 863-864 Augusta, Ga.
CITY ICE DELIVERY COMPANY
J. Ellis, Mgr.
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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
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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.
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 —
AUGUSTA'S BEST AND MOST
The ONLY paper in many HOMES.
The ONE paper in most HOMES.
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AUGUSTA-AIKEN RWY & ELECTRIC CORPORATION
Lamar Building Augusta, Ga.
Save a Life
TNf/?£S NONE SO GOOD
J. C. May, Mgr.
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R. H. Arrington
MOTOR CARS AND TRUCKS
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.
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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.
Special Paint for Every Purpose
Our Factory to Consumer Direct
The Southern Cotton Oil Co.
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// 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
JACOB PHIXIZY. President
WM. A. LATIMER, Vice-President
Rufus H. Brown, Vice-President
J. G. BAILIE. Ass't Cashier
SAMUEL MARTIN, Cashier
E. H. SAXON, Ass't Cashier
This Annual is a
product of the
Year Book Depart-
ment of the Rogers
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Smith Brothers Co.
EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTORS OMEGA FLOUR
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A. H. MERRY
MERRY & CO.
WHOLESALE FRUITS AND PRODUCE
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.
Sincere Good Wishes
To You Gentlemen
THE WELLS THEATRE
MILLEDGE LOCKHART & CO
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
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Land Drug Co.
Cor. Broad & Marbury Sts.
The Best Place to get Ice & Sodas
/ 1 *^\ 1 \* \ 1
Long Distance Telephone 158
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-
Mens Shoes — Black and Tan
Price $5.00 to $10.00
OUR MOTTO : Quality-Service
WALK OVER BOOT SHOP
If you want to talk business, tele-
phone at our expense.
828 Broad St.
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F. E. Ferris & Company
758 Broad Street
C. T. Goetchius
EARLY BREAKFAST FLOUR
FOR SALE BY
602 and 1002 Broad Street
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Lombard Iron Works
and Supply Co.
ALL KINDS OF
FORD AUTOMOBILE PARTS
LET US SERVE YOU
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.
Yellow Pine Lumber
Doors, Sash & Blinds
Distributors Cornell Wood Board
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Meet me at Gardelles
THE HOME OF GOOD SODA
YOU can just save from $1 to $2 Jon
any pair of shoes YOU buy from us,
I guarantee this
Huylers and Norris Candies
744 Broad St.
J. E. TARVER, Mgr.
Great Eastern Shoe Co.
McCreary & Co.
Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers
Retail Cigar Company
High Grade Cigars & Tobaccos.
742 Broad Street
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.
324 Eighth St. 769
D. Nachman and Co.
Phone 378 Augusta, Ga.
WE CLEAN AND DYE EVERY-
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FOR THIS BOOK
The Electric City Engraving Co
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Office & Sales Room 553 Broad St.
A. R. Mustin
CONTRIBUTED BY AN ALUMNUS
Bring Your Feet
to us for Shoe
We Specialize in MENS high grade
Florsheim Shoe Store Co.
818 Broad St.
Storage - Distribution & Forwarding
556 & 558 Walker Street
002 to 616 Sixth Street
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(In English Class)
Cohen: Mr. Cason, let the subject
for debate be: Resolved that Agricul-
ture has done more for the world
Mr. Cason: No that wouldn't be a fair
subject, you are all minors.
Terminal Soda Fount
John H. Kahrs
Phone 804 Augusta, Ga.
N. L. Willet Seed Co.
Garden Seeds. Field Seeds. Poultry
Industry, Pet Stock Industry. Insecti-
cides, Germicides, Spray Machines,
Orchard & Ornamental trees. Animal
Remedies & Feeds, Fertilizers, Age
Best by Test''
ROOFING AND BUILDING
MATERIALS, MANTELS, TILES,
GRATES, BUILDERS, HARD-
Complete Stocks Lowest Prices
David Slusky & Son
Bowen Bros. Hdw.Co.
877 Broad St.
Base Ball Goods Tennis Goods
Foot ball Goods
Guns Fines Pistols
1009 Broad St.
809 Broad St. Masonic Bldg.
Prep. Suits —
THE KIND YOU FELLOWS WILL LIKE
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
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
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Mulherin & Marks
in Ladies, Gents and Childrens fine
Tennis Oxfords and Shoes a Specialty
AMERICAS LOGICAL CAR
Let us demonstrate the hot spot six.
119 8th St.
Thos. G. Brittingham
Plumbing, Heating and Drainage
Repairing and Overhauling a specialty
651 Broad St.
The only Public Bonded Warehouse
Fenwick and Cumming St .
Sophomore: You talk like a fool.
Freshman: I have to so you can
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Help Those Who
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Barrett £& Company
We lease 50,000 bales of storage
at Atlantic States Warehouse.
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(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