A Chronicle of the Chivalrous Days of 1922 - 1926
By The Knights and Ladies OF THE Castle Royale June 1, 1926 H.H.S.
Dedication: To Life,the Quest Eternal, this book is dedicated.
Foreword: That the reader may have a clear conception of the thought carried out in this book he must first remove himself from the life of to-day and imagine that he is living in the Days of Chivalry, during the Middle Ages. "The Quest" has been selected as an appropriate title because we are just completing our maiden quest and are preparing for life, our great pilgrimage. -Mary Louese Goodale
Builders of the Castle: BOARD OF EDUCATION; Mrs. D.C. Pierce, Mr. R.O. Beaty, Mr. L.C. Johnson, Mr. E.E. Haskell, Mr. H.W. Church, Mrs. H.V. Sipprell, Mr. H.R. Stratemeier
OFFICERS; H.W. Church, President- Mr. E.E. Haskell, Vice President- J.E. Leach, Clerk and Collector- Dr. Alvah Lord, Medical Inspector
HOME AND SCHOOL LEAGUE; Mr. Roy Thompson, President- Mrs. Frank Downing, Vice President- Mrs. Fred Pitts, Secretary- Mr. Franklin Gurley, Treasurer
An Appreciation: We the Knights and Ladies of the Castle Royale, wish in this manner to acknowledge our indebtedness to all those who have helped to make this book a success, and to those who have made possible these past four years of our maiden quest.
The Castle Royale:
In 1924, because of the increasing number of followers of the quest, the erection of a better and larger Castle Royale became a necessity. A band of heroic knights espying a lofty site suited to the erection of such a stronghold of learning as they desired, began the conquest. These brave warriors, knowing that their cause was just, fought until victory was complete and seizing upon the land and riches they acquired by their perseverance and bravery the began the building of the Castle Royale.
Day by day its gracefully massive columns rose until that which had been an ideal and a dream became a reality. Those who had striven for success were rewarded by the fulfillment of a desire, and it is the duty of all for whom this conquest was fought to swear an oath of fealty and by use of a chivalric code pay their homage to those to whom they are indebted.
The Castle Royale has become a fortress of learning and the drawbridge is down to all who are sincere in their belief in the motto of all true knights:
"Live pure; speak true; right wrong."
To those, however, who are insincere and unchivalrous this castle, which is the fortress of learning, is impregnable.
-Bertha Bell 1926