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Arthur E. Spiegel
Class of 1946
I walked to school from Concordia Seminary, where I lived. My route was 14th street & Matheny north to Reservoir, west, past Charlene Tucker's house and Fred Noll's grocery store, one block, to 13th St., then north on 13th to No. Grand (by Herb Hoehn's house), cross North Grand and come in to school from the east through the parking lot and in the back door that brought me to the main office. Principal George Stickney was always out there looking for "tardy" students. Of course, if you were tardy you received "detention" after school, which nobody wanted. Well, sometimes I was running late and I knew Stickney loved to catch me so I would take the door that went into the gym, on the north side of the gym, walk west through the gym to the main corridor and walk north down the hallway toward the office like I had been to class. Stickney would be there to challenge me, "Where have you been?" Oh, I have to make an announcement on the P.A. for the "Lanphier Light" committee. So I'd make the announcement, "The meeting for the Lanphier Light is cancelled" Then he would give me an excuse slip to give to the teacher. At noon, the committee members would say, "We didn't have a meeting scheduled for today! I's say, "OOh, I thought we did!" Mr. Stickney never caught on.