History Record View

Title: Williamsport High School Senior Class History of 1924
File Attachment:
Attachment Type:

The history of the class of One Score and Four of the Williamsport High School, Washington, Township, Warren County, Indana is in this wise: In the twentieth year, nine month, and thirteenth day of our Lord, there entered into this great institution of learning eighteen mighty students. Two of these came up from green meadows and shady creeks, while others were from the halls of lesser institutions. Like as wolves prey upon sheep, so did the most honored upper classmen prey upon this mighty body. But lo, it was soon made known unto all that the Shepherdess was ever watchful o'er her flock. And it came to pass that many were seized with a contagious disease, known as basket ball, which did cause them to act with strangeness of manner. And lo, it was allowed to run its true course among them. And it came to pass that at the beginning of the second semester they had lost three members. But lo, into their midst came two wise people, Ruth and Alice Cowgill, whose coming brought the first year of the journey to a happy and glorious ending. Now it came to pass that in the following fall a new band of youths did come up from the nearby lands and the class of One Score and Four did give way, leaving behind them their outgrown name which was to be bestowed upon this new band of wanderers. And it came to pass that a new soul did enter the ranks of the class of One Score and Four, known unto all as the class comedian, Paul Mathis. The Shepherdess of that year, who was so watchful o'er her flock, was given permission by the most honored one, to hold sway o'er them for the rest of the journey. Whensoever a call was made unto all for workers, it was soon made known that the students of the band of One Score and Four were not afraid to do work which is necessary for all. And it came to pass that as we neared the end of this year, som of this trong band proclaimed unto all that they would not journey further with us. One said, "I am going unto another land, so I will not return." A second said, "I am tired of this life, therefore let me work otherwise." Thus at the end of the second year we numbered fourteen. When unto that land, now becoming familiar, this class did come a third time they were much wiser. Two fo this band, on account of their great wisdom, were called forth to hold high positions in that organization, know unto all as the Athletic Assosiation, while others were calle upon to go before the world as artists of music and elocution. And a great cry now went up from the throats of this class. "lo, it appeareth that we are in need of many dollars that we may do honor unto our beloved Seniors." And so with this great task in mind, the members of this class traveled far and wide and brought money into their treasury. Then on the eighteenth day of the fifth month of the year one score and three, this class did give a great feast, bidding the members of the class of one score and three to come together once again before they did depart to a far country. And those who were bidden did come and partake of the good things of the land. And when they did depart they gave great thanks unto this class of One Score and Four for the pleasure which they had provided. And lo, into our midst came a damsel from another land who had become tired of roving, while one who had joined herself unto our ranks before this time did think it justice unto herself if she did stray afar. And so the whole number at the end of the third year was thirteen. Not this, the fourth year in the history of this great and wonderful class has been one of much work. And it came to pass that they did desire to leave unto all a record of the happenings in the year of our Lord, Nineteen Hundred Twenty-Three and Twenty-Four. So they did bend their heads togther and did work long and industriously to have published before the eyes of all, the eighth volume of the Goldenrod, that book from which these records can be taken. And behold, it did likewise come to pass, that about this time this class did aspire to great honors and did present to the people as a whole a great and wonderful play, wherein each should act what he was not; and they all did choose to Step Lively and did attempt to make a career for themselves. And lo, the multitude did speak unto one another, "How grand and wonderful is this thing which they have done," but in their hearts their thoughts were otherwise. And the heads of the class did become swelled to their fullest capacity at the praise they did receive. Then while they did sew and sew upon yeards of fine silk, an dinstructor did say unto them, "Let your work be of the finest, although your garments must be of cheesecloth." And they answered, saying "Nay, both shall be of silk." Thus did it come to pass. For four years hath this class, fourteen in number, sojourned in this land and gatherd branches from the Tree of Knowledge. Now I say unto you, they depart thence, to go each a separate way, to lands unknown, to do they know not what.

Date: 5/30/1924
Origin: The Goldenrod
Record ID: 00002788
Type: Yearbook
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 7/17/2010
Collection: Williamsport-Washinton Township Public Library
Entered By: Addie Jernagan

Information in this record is provided for personal research purposes only and may not be reproduced for publication. If you have questions about copyright issues contact the archive source listed above.