BEVIER HIGH SCHOOL - 1919

Year Book and Class

Contributor: Cindi (Slightom) Grim


The images and text here are from the very first
Bevier High School Yearbook, the JIJI of 1919.
(“JIJI” stands for 1919 upside-down!)

The book is perfect-bound with a cardstock cover and punched on the side with a cotton
rope and tassel inserted. It was printed by the Macon Chronicle-Herald press.

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JIJI Year Book and High School

DEDICATION
We, the staff, respectfully
Dedicate this, “THE JIJI” of 1919
to
Mrs. Lenora Stutsman, the founder
and
Miss Edna Gilliom, sponsor
of the Junior class.

SCHOOL SONG
Other schools have different colors
And different emblems too,
But Bevier’s grand sons and daughters
Have the white and purple true;
These are our colors royal
And may we ne’er forget
That while they robe the monarch
That they deck the violet.

Thru the four long years of study,
We wend our busy way
And foster our ambitions
That we hope to reach some day;
With our standards high maintaining
Comes a love of truth and right,
And her sons will e’er be faithful
To the Purple and the White.

When in future years we’re thinking
Of the happy days gone by
And the joys we had in singing
In the Halls of Bevier High;
Our mem’rys will remind us
Of our studies with delight
And the days we spent in High School
‘Neath the Purple and the White.

FACULTY
C.L. BEATTY - Superintendent
MRS. EMMA GRIFFITHS - Principal
EDNA GILLIOM
VERBENIA THOMAS

SENIORS

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1919 Seniors

BELLE PRICE - PHOTO A
Non-Pareil; President of the Senior Class.
“A real good substitute for teaching in the grades.”

FINIS SAGASER - PHOTO B
O.PC.
“His only rival is the talking machine.”

MARY THOMAS - PHOTO C
O.P.C.; Secretary-Treasurer of the Senior Class
“Has a habit of giggling in History Class.”

ELMER NOVARIO - PHOTO D
Non-Pareil
“A girl was there, so he blushed.”

STELLA BUNTON - PHOTO E
Non-Pareil
“Quite unlike most girls.”

ARTHUR M. JONES - PHOTO F
O.P.C.; B.B. Team
“He never felt a kiss of love, nor maiden’s hand in his.”

SENIOR CLASS HISTORY

One bright September morning in the year 1915, twenty four eager-faced Freshmen entered the stately walls of B.H.S. We were green? I should say not.

At the end of the first month the class of twenty-four became twenty-three., Elbert Buchanan thinking the wild free west more delightful than the studious halls of B.H.S. left.

But time soon passes and at the end of the first year, we found only fourteen out of twenty-four either prepared or eager to enter the Sophomore class.

The next year those faithful fourteen were seated in the Sophomore class. Never was there a happier class, because now we could treat the Freshmen has we had been treated.

Before the first semester had ended, only ten remained, but in March an addition of one was made to our number, making now the industrious eleven.

Next came our Junior year. Fate had decreed that the same number should come back that had finished, so as Juniors we were eleven, five girls and six boys.

But still our number decreased and only seven were able to finish the Junior class.

Now comes the happiest year of our lives, six happy seniors bright and dignified look down upon the other classes as insignificant.

But while school called one way and the glories of war another, Finis Sagaser prepared for the Army, so at the close of the first month, he left dear old B.H.S. to journey to the Kirksville Training school. Can we graduate with five? No. So war being over, Finis comes back to graduate.

This year six Seniors leave B.H.S. We may be small in numbers, but we are going out into the world to make it better, and we will follow our Motto, “Keep on Keeping on.”

BELLE PRICE

JUNIORS

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1919 - Juniors

MARGARET THOMAS - PHOTO G
President of the Junior Class; O.P.C.; B.B. Team
“A girl whose heart is free from fraud.”

HOWARD ROLAND - PHOTO H
O.P.C.; B.B. Team
“I am very fond of keeping company with ladies.”

NEOLA THOMAS - PHOTO I
Secretary-Treasurer of the Junior Class; Non-Pareil; B.B. Team
“A bundle of good nature.”

THELMA MILES - PHOTO J
Non-Pareil
“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘I’m late again.’”

EDWIN LUCAS - PHOTO K
Non-Pareil
“Say fellows, I’ll bet I’ll sure be in love if I find the right woman.”

PRICE ROWLAND - PHOTO L
Business Manager of JIJI; O.P.C.
“Built for comfort and not for speed.”

MABEL DUNCAN - PHOTO M
Editor-In-Chief of JIJI; O.P.C.; B.B. Team
“She’s married now.”

VIRGIL MILLIRON - PHOTO N
Non-Pareil
“Asked the photographer to move the machine closer so he’d look as big as the rest.”

LEAH HOLVEY - PHOTO O
O.P.C.
“Not as bashful as she looks.”

BEULAH JONES - PHOTO P
O.P.C.
“Precious articles sometimes come in small packages.”

DANIEL EDMUNDS - PHOTO Q
O.P.C.
“He knew it was right and said it.”

THELMA SURRIDGE - PHOTO R
Non-Pareil
“Alas that we should dwindle - my heart and I - so far apart.”

SOPHOMORES

Eva Allen
Buelah Burns
Dorothy Dale
Ethel Dorr
Agnes Foust
Viola Grimshaw
Calanthe Gilstrap
David Hughes
Harold James
Sivert Larsen
Aseneth Newlin
Merwyn Nisbeth
Nellie Pax
Walter Phipps
Pansy Reynolds
Ethyl Sagaser
Lora Sagaser
Marie Shoemaker
Basil Summers
Vernie Switzer
Mary Lizzie Thomas
Eula Vestal
Gilbert Walton
Herbert Welch

FRESHMEN

Lloyd Badgerow
Elizabeth Bevan
Edith Ellos
Elizabeth Griffiths
Maxine Hughes
Lloyd James
Mary Jones
Loretta Karcher
Howard Linn
Birtie Overby
Elsie Overby
Ina Price
Clara Ruddy
Josephine Seify
Hannah Staley
Arthur Staley
George Staley
Lorrine Summers
John F. Thomas
Esther Thomas
Elsie Thomas
Sarah Ann Williams
Paul Wyatt

ADVERTISEMENTS

Barber At
THOMAS’ SHOP
We Sell the International Clothes
The All Wool Line.
Try Us.
W.L. Thomas, Prop.

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Merchandise of Quality
Kuppenheimer Clothes for Men
Perfection Clothes for Boys
Wilson Bros. Furnishings
Stetson Hats
Walk-Over Shoes for Men and Women
HILL BROS. CLOTHING CO.
Where Quality is Never Misrepresented

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C.F. HALE
Attorney At Law

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S.P. CAMPBELL
Jeweler and Optician
Eyes Examined Free and Glasses Fitted
Watches, Bracelets, Clocks, Cut Glass, Ivory
Kodaks from $1.00 to $22.50
We carry Films and Kodak supplies

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DELBERT WATKINS
Dentist

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OVERLAND AGENTS
Bevier, Mo.
See the Boys for demonstration.
Fair and square deal.
One Price to All.
Ed J. Hill
Manager

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DR. T.S. WATSON
Druggist
Dealer in Toilet Soaps, Brushes and Combs.
Full line in
Druggust Sundries, School Supplies, Books and Stationery
Phone 27 Bevier, Mo.

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We Study Your Wants
That is why we can serve you in the manner we do.
We have no other profession.
REX THEATRE
Bevier, Mo.

* * *

Phone No. S
It Always Pays to Trade At
EDWARDS BROTHERS
We always have on hand a full line of
Drugs, Medicines and Groceries

* * *

For Service and Best Quality of Merchandise
Try Ours.

A.D. THOMAS & CO.

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We Pleased Your Father and Mother for 20 Years
And We Can Please You.
This store is in a class by itself. The only real department store in Macon County, of this class.
The only store in town carrying a complete line of Ladies Ready to Wear apparel.
Selections of merchandise are found here equal to stores in towns ten times the size of Bevier.
To the graduates of Bevier High School, we invite your inspection of our line of merchandise.
And guarantee perfect satisfaction.
NORTHESTERN COAL & MINING CO.
Bevier, Mo.
L.C. Phillips, Mgr.

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Paints Drugs Lumber
If you think of building come to us.
ROWLAND BROS.

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Banking, Farm Loans and Abstracts
If you have idle money, come in and see us. We can sell you first class Real Estate Paper.
That will net you six per cent interest on your investment on a fifty per cent valadation of the land.
We pay three per cent on six months time deposit, and four per cent for one year.
RUBEY TRUST COMPANY
Macon, Missouri

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PAUL’S STUDIO
When you want good portraits made go to the above named studio.
Prompt attention given to Kodak work and enlargements.
Paul J. Holtsnider
Proprietor
Macon, Missouri

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Hats Hats Hats
ZELLA FARR
Nuff Sed

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Make Us a Visit
We are showing one of the largest stocks of
Dry Goods, Ready to Wear, Shoes and Carpets in North Missouri.
We especially invite the people of Bevier and vicinity to come and inspect our large stock.
We will not urge you to buy.
Most truly,
SHARP MERC. CO.
Macon, Missouri

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It Always Pays To Trade At
GIESELMAN’S BIG STORE
Macon, Mo.
Newest Styles, Best Qualities, Lowest Prices

* * *

DR. WYATT
Osteopath
Over Melsher’s Store
Macon, Mo.

* * *

CENTRAL COAL & COKE CO.
Dry Goods
Groceries
Meat
We Have What You Want

* * *

DR. T.P. GRONOWAY
Announces
His return from the services
And has resumed practice.
Office in Peoples Bank Building
Office Hours: 1 to 3 p.m. 7 to 8 p.m.

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The Macon Daily
CHRONICLE-HERALD
Macon County’s Leading Newspaper
Job Printing of the Better Kind
1919 Printers of “JIJI”

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THE STATE BANK OF BEVIER
Capital and Surplus
$25,000.00
We Pay 3 Per Cent On Time Deposits
J.F. Richards, President
W.P. Rowland, Vice President
D.W. Williams, Director
D.D. Rowland, Director
J.G. Hughes, Director
W.A. Rowland, Cashier
G.L. James, Assistant Cashier

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THOMAS & EDWARDS
Furniture, Hardware
And
Undertaking
Complete Stock of Undertaking Goods
Prompt Attention and Best Service
Day Phone 79 Night Phone 140

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THE PEOPLE’S BANK OF BEVIER
The Bank That Treats You Right


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