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     To the incoming citizens of East High School, the Student council dedicates this handbook, with the hope that it will aid them in making their years at East High the happiest of their lives.



President ................... Kline Roberts
Senior Representatives ...... Betty Stuart
                              Jane Walcutt
Junior Representatives ...... Jean Ellen Jackson
                              David Ridenour
                              Zoe Banfield
                              Andrew Castle
                              William Parker
Sophomore Representatives ... Leon Friedman
                              Katie Hicklen
                              Helen Jordan
                              Rosalie Rosenfeld


David Ridenour, Chairman,
William Parker,
Andrew Castle,
Jean Ellen Jackson,
Betty Stuart.
     Council meetings are held in Room 15, and Mrs. McAlister is the adviser.


East High, the third high school of Columbus, was established in the year 1896 and was located temporarily at Ohio Avenue School.

The school enrollment increased until it was necessary to take some classes to Felton Avenue School.  In 1899, East moved into a new building on Franklin Avenue.  However, this, building, in time, was not large enough for the enrollment, and, in the fall of 1923, the students and faculty of East moved into the present building at Broad and Parkwood Avenues.



Beginning at the intersection of Washington and Livingston Avenues, north to Bucking ham, west to Cleveland Avenue, north to C. A. & C. tracks, east and north to Fifth Avenue and the corporation line, west to Washington Avenue and the place of the beginning.


The site was purchased in 1914.
The area of the site is 2.69 acres.
The total cubic capacity is 2,400,00 cubic feet.
The total length of the corridors is 1890 feet.
The library will accommodate 7000 volumes.
The auditorium seats 1080 persons.
There are eight entrances.
There are six stairways.

The building is 375½ feet in length facing Broad Street, and 127 feet in width.  It is bounded on the east by Parkwood Avenue, on the north by Eastwood Avenue, and on the west by Taylor Avenue.

Room numbers begin at the northwest end of the building.  Room numbers under one hundred are on the ground floor, those from one to two hundred are on the first floor, and those above two hundred are on the second floor.



Perle P. Baughman, President
Carl M. Baldwin
Augusta Becker
Mrs. Ethel M. George
Ray G. Hauntz
Charles J. Kurtz
Dwight A. Swisher


J. G. Collicott


C. H. Fullerton
Marie Gugle (crossed out in pencil; see FACULTY below)
L. D. Shuter


Graduates of four Junior High Schools contribute to the population of East.  They are,

Champion Junior High
Franklin Junior High
Pilgrim Junior High
Roosevelt Junior High



(Transcriber's Note:  Some names have been crossed out and have penciled in notes; these will be shown in brackets.)


W. B. Skimming, Principal.  [Marie Gugle]

Jane M. Doren, Vice-Principal.  [died]

Dorothy L. Rodenfels, Clerk.  [fired]


    1--F. O. Williamson, Mathematics.

    2--Grace R. Peters, Vocations.

    7--C. E. Abbott, General Wood, General

Metal, Electrical Work, and Welding.

L. M. Borst (Same as above).

    9--W.L. Huske, Journalism and English. [looks like, Mr. Medery]

  11--Nellie Henderson, Botany and Geography. [crossed out]

  12--R. H. Karch, Zoology, Physiology, Geography,

and History.  Athletic Director.

  13--Ralph Webster, Commercial Arithmetic.

Football, Basketball, and Track Coach.

  14--Eunice Garnett, Mathematics and Vocations.

  15--Frances McAlister, English.

  16--Edistina Rutherford, English, Dramatics,

and Public Speaking.

Gym (Boys)--J. A. Stevens, Physical

Physical Education and Gymnastic Coach.

Gym (Girls)--Talmadge Rickey, Girls' Physical Education.

101--Edwin A. Shoemaker, Mechanical and Architectural Drawing.

102--Merle B. Gilbert, Commercial.

103--Alice B. Welker, Commercial.

104--George Parkinson, Mathematics.

105--Bertha France, English.

106--Russell A. Grimm, French.


107--W. R. Bailey, Physics and Mathematics.

108--Mr. Bailey, Laboratory.

111--R. W. Collins, Chemistry.

112--Mr. Collins, Laboratory.

113--Mr. Strong, Laboratory.

114--George M. Strong, Chemistry.

115--Lillian K. Colgan, English.

116--Miss Woodrow, Sewing Laboratory. [penciled out]

117--Marvel A. Woodrow, Home Economics. [penciled out]

118--Martha F. Coe, Home Economics.

201--Roberta S. Barlow, Art.

202--Anthony Dolezal, History.

203--Edith M. West, English.

204--Gertrude Blose, Mathematics.

205--Clark S. Fullerton, Commercial History, Commercial Law,

History, and Economics.

206--John D. Harlor, History, Sociology, and Economics.

207--Wilhelmina S. Kinsey, Spanish and English.

Library--Alice L. Morris, Librarian.

212--Helen M. Gallen, History.

213--Columbia Thompson, History.

214--Ethel M. Hoover, History.

215--Julia A. Christman, French, English,

and German. [Mrs. Currier--looks like]

216--Stella M. Reel, Spanish.

217--Alice D. Hare, Latin.

218--Harriet H. Batterson, Music.

*Clyde Clodfelter, History, English,

and Baseball Coach.

*Elizabeth Gingher, Commercial

*H. C. Plot, Band

*No assigned rooms.

[Mr. Horn, Public speaking--penciled in]



165.  Principals are expected to prohibit the use of tobacco, chewing gum, ore their substitutes in or about the school. They may suspend a pupil for the infraction of this rule.

201.  The rate of tuition for a high school pupil whose home is outside the columbus school district is sixty-five dollars a semester.

206.  Sickness of the pupil, severe indisposition in the family, unavoidable detention, or some pressing emergency shall be considered as the only legitimate excuses for absence.  Any pupil who shall leave the school at any time previous to the regular time for closing, or without satisfactory excuse shall absent himself from any exhibition of the school, or any recitation, or who returns home to avoid being marked tardy, may be temporarily suspended by the principal and by him reported in writing to the superintendent or assistant superintendents of schools.

This ruling applies to lunch and study periods, as well as classes.


Students who are excused during the day must be excused officially by the principal, vice-principal, or clerk.

A student who is absent from a class room or from any other part of the building, unless officially excused before the absence occurs, will be considered a truant.

One who finds it necessary because of illness to be excused must be excused at


the office.  When he returns to school, he must bring a written excuse signed by his parent or guardian.  This excuse must carry the date and registration room number of the pupil.

The student whose parents request him to leave school during the day shall bring a note from home before being excused.  This note must state the reason for the request.

If a student has been absent from school for any reason, he shall, before re-entering his classes, present to the office, then to his teachers and to his registration room teacher a note signed by a parent or guardian stating the cause of his absence.  This note must carry the date and the registration room number of the pupil.



A student who comes to school less than two hours late is considered late, not absent.  Before going to class, the tardy pupil must go to the office for an admission slip to the class where he is due.

Detention is the usual punishment for tardiness.  A note from the parent or guardian stating a legitimate excuse for the tardiness may exempt the pupil from this punishment.


Each Wednesday, East students may deposit money in the School Savings Department of the Ohio National Bank.  Banking is done in registration rooms.



Period                                    Begins    Ends
    I ...................................  8:45      9:30
   II ...................................  9:30     10:15
  III ................................... 10:15     11:00
         Registration ................... 11:00     11:15
   IV ................................... 11:15     12:00
    V ................................... 12:00     12:45
    A Lunch Period ...................... 12:00     12:30
    A Study Period ...................... 12:00     12:37
   VI ................................... 12:30      1:15
    C Lunch Period ...................... 12:45      1:15
    C Study Period ...................... 12:37      1:15
  VII ...................................  1:15      2:00
 VIII ...................................  2:00      2:45
   IX ...................................  2:45      3:30


Period                                    Begins    Ends
    I ...................................  8:45      9:25
   II ...................................  9:25     10:05
  III ................................... 10:05     10:45
         Registration ................... 10:45     11:25
   IV ................................... 11:25     12:05
    V ................................... 12:05     12:45
    A Lunch Period ...................... 12:05     12:35
    A Study Period ...................... 12:05     12:42
   VI ................................... 12:35      1:20
    C Lunch Period ...................... 12:45      1:20
    C Study Period ...................... 12:42      1:20
  VII ...................................  1:20      2:00
 VIII ...................................  2:00      2:45
   IX ...................................  2:45      3:30


The fifth and sixth periods are divided into two parts:  A class period of forty-five


minutes and a lunch period of thirty minutes.  The class may precede or follow the lunch period.

Bells ring at the following times:

12:00    12:30    12:37    12:45    1:15

See regular time schedule.


A pupil who lives close to the school may go home for lunch, providing he can walk home and back within the half hour allotted.  Such a pupil must present at the office a written request signed by his parent or guardian asking that he be allowed to come home for lunch.


The law requires that a child go to school until he is eighteen years of age.  After he is sixteen, if he is regularly employed, he may attend a part-time school, maintained at the School Administration Building, on East State Street.  He may not withdraw from school when he is sixteen, unless he has secured permanent employment and has been given a working permit by the Attendance Department at the Administration Building.

A pupil who is eighteen years old, may withdraw from school by notifying the office.

A pupil moving out of town should notify the office and receive his grade card which he takes with him.  His credits are later mailed to his new school.



Remember these rules when you eat in the cafeteria:

Do not make an unnecessary amount of noise.

Never sit or lean against the tables.

Each pupil must return his own tray to the disposal table, and stack his own dishes.

After food has passed the cash register, it cannot be returned or exchanged.

Be sure that you have the correct change.  Mistakes will not be rectified after you have passed the cashier.

Food, including candy, should be eaten only in the cafeteria.

Boys will form in the line to the left; girls, in the line to the right.  Stay in place in the line.

Allow teachers to pass before you in the line.


The Book Exchange, operated and managed by students, is one of the conveniences offered to the students at East.  Here books are bought from and sold to the pupils.  Any profits derived are used for the good of the school.  The Book Exchange is located on the ground floor at the west end of the building.  Mrs. Rutherford is the faculty adviser.


A pupil who loses anything is urged to report at once to the office.

A pupil who finds anything should take it at once to the office, leaving it with the clerk.  If a library book is found, it should be taken to the library.



Student Monitors are stationed at various points about the building.  Their duty is to keep the halls clear and quiet and to assist visitors.

Any reasonable request from them should be promptly complied with.


Every pupil must have an approved combination lock.  The number of the locker and the combination of the lock must be filed with Mr. Parkinson in Room 104.

It is forbidden to "set" locks.


To relieve crowded conditions in the regular study rooms, Annex Study Rooms are formed.  These are under the direction of students.  Only approved pupils may be members.  The Annex Study System is a part of the Student Government and is administered by the Student Council.


Except in cases of emergency, pupils are not permitted to use the office phone.  Only important messages will be delivered to pupils.

A pay telephone is located in the office for the use of pupils.


Show your appreciation of visiting speakers and guests by your polite attention during all auditorium programs.



The library is open from 9:30 a. m. until 4:00 p. m.  Students may use the library during their lunch periods.  As a rule, pupils come to the library during their study periods.  The library permit system is used.  Each person signs his name on the blank in the study room or annex and goes to the library.  This is done within the first five minutes of the period.  Anyone coming from other than a study room must have a note for the teacher who wishes him to use the library that period.

Quiet and good order are expected from all students who use the library.


No books are taken from the library until they are charged to the student at the charging desk.

There are two kinds of circulation:

1.  Books which may be used for two weeks.  (A fine of two cents a day is charged for books kept over that time.)

2.  Overnight books.  (These book are issued at the close of the school day and are returned by 8:45 of the next day.  A fine of five cents per day is charged for these books if they are kept out over time.)

When using the library for an assignment, consult the catalogue first.  Do what you can without help, but do not hesitate to consult the librarian or her assistant.  Do not leave the library until you have found what


you want, unless you are told by the librarian that it is unavailable.  The library is not used for text book study.

Each reader can help the library to give good service by observing the rules which were made for the general good, by returning books promptly so that others may use them, by never taking books or other printed matter from the room without having a record made, and by putting away books if sure where they belong.  Such co-operation saves the time of the library workers so that they have more time to help students in need of assistance.


All east entrances are for girls; all west entrances are for boys.

Keep to the right when moving through the halls.

Walk quickly, but do not run to classes.

No traffic through the gyms, gym stairs, or auditorium.

Pupils are asked not to go to their lockers during class periods.  The noise and confusion that result are disturbing to classes in nearby rooms.

Refrain from marking the walls and desks of your building.  It is considered the most beautiful school building in the city.

If, when you are in the halls, a teacher makes a request of you, do not stop to argue but obey promptly.  Every teacher in the building must receive prompt obedience.

Whistling, shouting and singing in the halls are positively forbidden.



Pupils may be admitted to the East High Honor Society on the following conditions:

Scholarship.  The score of points for each senior is computed during the semester previous to his graduation.  The grades count as follows:

A-3      B-2      C-1

The score is computed on a basis of twenty grades, each representing one-half unit of work done.  If the pupil has more than twenty grades, only the highest twenty are counted.  Thus the perfect score would be sixty points.  For membership in the Honor Society a pupil must have a score of ninety per cent, or fifty-four points.  To attain this, the fewest number of A's which a student may have is fourteen.

In case a pupil has entered from the junior high school with five or six units of work, he may graduate from East with as few as sixteen grades from that school.  In that case, the grades exclusive of his last semester are considered, and he may be admitted if he has made ninety per cent of three times the number of grades upon which his score is computed.

Character.  The list of students whose scholarship is high enough for admission, is submitted to the teachers to be voted upon.  Any pupil may be eliminated because of character or of conduct.


The classes of 1927 and 1928 left as their memorial a fund, the annual interest of which is used to buy two books.  One is


presented to the boy, the other, to the girl in the Academic course with the highest scholastic record.


This award, given by Charles Jewett Kurtz in 1931, is presented yearly to the senior who has shown exceptional ability in English.  These pupils have won the honor:

1931.  Edward Gullivan.
1932.  Eichard Tully.
1933.  Edward Sittler.


The Rotary Luncheon is given annually by the members of the Rotary Club for some selected seniors from the Columbus High Schools.  At East, the representatives are selected by the teachers on a basis of citizenship, character, and personality.

Each year tow members of these schools are asked to address the guests at the luncheon.  The following East students have spoken:

1926.  Maxine Cohen.
1928.  William West.
1930.  Robert Ebinger.
1933.  Robert McKee.


The purpose of the Oratorical Contest is to acquaint the high school student with the Constitution, and to foster honor and respect for it.  In Columbus, the contest is sponsored by the Board of Education, which awards a prize of fifty dollars to the school winning the championship.  This money is used to purchase a picture of some American Statesman.  Each of the five senior


high schools is represented.  These East students have been successful:

1927.  William Lewis--Picture of George Washington.

1933.  William Purdue--Picture of Abraham Lincoln.


The Student Council is composed of these members:  The president of the 12A class, who is the president of the council, and one representative for each one hundred members of each of the classes.  See constitution.


The East High Handbook, the project of the 1934 Student Council, is a complete index and guide to all East activities.

All new students should buy the Handbook.


At the sound of the fire gong, students should walk quietly and quickly to the nearest exit.  DO NOT RUN.  The last person to leave the room should shut the windows and doors.

To avoid congestion about the exits, go immediately to the street sidewalk.  Every person in the building must participate in the drill.



Commencement exercises are held in June and mid-year, taking place at the Coliseum and Memorial Hall.  A distinguished speaker makes the address.  The superintendent of schools presents the class to the President of the Board of Education who awards the graduates their diplomas.


The Senior Play is a well established institution at East.  We have always led the way in the cultivation of the dramatic arts and were the first school in Columbus to present a Shakespearean drama to the public.

The Senior Play is produced entirely by seniors and is a project of the Dramatics Department.


Class Night is the last occasion on which the seniors are together as a class at East.  The class in a procession moves to the stage of the auditorium, where a program of speeches and music is given.  All seniors must attend.


On the Sunday afternoon before Commencement, the senior class takes part in a Vespers service.  A speaker is invited to address the class, and a program of sacred and patriotic music is given.


The class breakfast is the annual senior party.  It is given exclusively for the seniors and is usually held on the Friday morning before commencement.



Prospective pupils of East should know that, in accordance with the law of the State of Ohio which forbids the existence of fraternities and sororities in high schools, all secret groups of this type are not approved at East

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