Commercial Class Poem
Two years ago, our summer day
Was filled with thoughts as light and free
As breezes which at morning play
Among the trees and on the lea.
But all too soon those days were spent;
And we, with weary, aching heart,
Gerald O'Toole, Letts, Iowa "Jerry"
St. Ambrose Literary Society, '15; St. Philip
Neri Literary Society, '16; "A" Basket Ball, '16;
Class President, '16.
"A smile hath charms to calm all wrath."
Harry Cashman, Letts, Iowa…
Richard Crowley, Davenport, Iowa "Dick"
St. Ambrose Literary Society, '15; Junior Basket Ball, '16; St. Philip Neri Literary Society, '16.
"I chatter chatter as I go"
Robert Knebel, Kalona, Iowa
Thomas O'Connell, Spalding, Nebraska "Jake"
Bensonian Literary Society, '16; "A" Football, '16.
"/ do be wunderin what he does with all the
knowledge he acquires by asking questions."
Roger Nolan, Davenport, Iowa…
"Cease not, good Book," I cried, "to tell me more.
Who is it owns that great department store,
Well stocked with gym shoes, cracker-jack, and bolts?'
"0 he," it said, "is your old friend Simon Holtz,
Who still pursues the work he did with glee
There's where the track work reached its supreme test.
How oft it saved these Knights of Idle Rest!
Louis Rohret, a movie actor famed,
At the highest pedestal of honor aimed.
He played the title roles with grace and ease;
No audience there was he…
Fortune from all doth hold the book of fate,
Save that from which we learn the present state.
But Father Time asleep I once did find
And with his hidden treasures stored my mind.
And, as I turned the pages toward the sky,
The Class of…
Louis Rohret, Cosgrove, Iowa "Lou"
Latin, Greek, German
St. Peter's High School, '12 Cosgrove; University of Detroit, '13; Orchestra, '15, '16; St. Thomas
Literary Society, '15, '16; Choir, '15, '16; Dramatics, '16; College Movie Manager, '16.