Adamson High School - Oak Yearbook (Dallas, TX)

 - Class of 1940

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Bert Manuscript Powmyf Thoughts of Man and Beast on Ff7Zg67"7'ZdiZ.Y Wayne Horn's winning essay, "Finger- nails," in the lnterscholastic League contest, proves that some like them short, some like them long, and even the jungle beast takes an interest in his nails. This was the winning essay in the school. The complete essay follows: FINGERNAILS lt seems to be the custom of the present species of human beings to adorn the tips of their several digits with a horn-like sub- stance, known collectively as fingernails. The purpose in this is quite puzzling, and al- though scientists seem to impress us with the idea of protecting the nerves upon the tips of our fingers, it is quite obvious that many timid ones are known as not to have any nerve. Regardless of this fact, these peo- ple also have fingernails. What, then, is the true mission of finger- nails? Perhaps that is one of the many in- terrogatory statements we mortals ask, yet we are not answered. lt is thus that, to satisfy our own gross queries, we produce our various conclusions. The human male is, as he believes, pun- ished by fingernails because of the ignoble actions of past fellows. One asks, "How is he punished?" Man has no peace in life, continually tormented by the duty of ampu- tating the ends of these annoying growths and extracting the amount of excess filth from beneath them. His is the sorry lot! The female animal of the human race is Page Seventy-four blessed with those pretty little coral shells. What a wonderful time she has preparing those dainty blossoms, in gay-expectation of some clumsy comment from her foolish mate. Toiling over her miniature Workbench, that is, the dresser, she carefully daubs a tiny brush and smears the nail with paint, making a grotesque upheaval of the dressery nevertheless, hers is the happy loti- Then we arrive at the manicurist. Day by day, she cleans and polishes. Cutting nails and cuticles, she lives from one day to the next in dread anticipation of having some uncouth male with greasy fingers apply to her for treatment. Yet there is the joyful ex- pectation of conversing, across the table, with some noted society matron. Ah, the manicurist's lot is a happier one, for finger- nails pay her. At last, we consider, not the human, but the beast. His fingernails are sometimes rudely regarded, by those with a species that he suffers greatly from such ridicule, but it was an act of providence that intended not for his ears such insults. The jungle inmates live blissfully unaware of the moronic beliefs of man. His life is filled with using his "claws" With them he lives. Tearing and scratching with his fingernails, he survives. Skillfully rending his portion of the kill from the vanquished, he nourishes himself. Poor man that knows not the way of the lower animals! Intelligent Carnivore, his is the happier lot!



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-t Journalism Department ,x ' A L.. r t x. lx IX .J Page Seventy-six " , ,, ...4. cv Business Managers Fall Orville Brown Spring Fred McBride Sponsor Miss Henrietta Eisenlohr The primary purpose of the high school paper is to reflect the activities oi the students, lt strives to cover all important happenings and in that way acquaint everyone with the resources of the school. lt hopes to arouse interest in school projects, such as assemblies, senior plays, and contests oi all kinds. Through its humor columns and its features the school paper serves as an entertainer of the U student readers. Banker, Martha Ann Bankhead, Homer Bearden, Bob Bender, Adeline Bennett, Dorothy Benion, Wcrnda Bowles, Charles Brown, losepl Burt, lea Bush, y Katherine r am , Erna Mae el, Mary , Helen Cecil, Bernice Chapman, Geren Coates, Anna Marie Collett, Luke Coleman, Frances Collier, Carroll Couch, Stella Croit, Torbett Craven, Winiield Crouch, Dorothy Dillard, Pat Dorsett, Roselyn Durham, Burt Eason, Prentiss Emmons, Martha lane Evans, Forrest Everett, Elise Few, Edward Flowers, Dorothy Mae Gash, Minnie Faye MEMBERS Gault, Duncan Gillen, Kathelene Gray, lack Green, Peggy Green, Harry Guy, Hillary Hare, Virginia Harris, Bobbie Harris, lack Harris, Irene Havens, Marjorie Hawkins, Dorothy Henry, Dorothy Hill, Raymond Hine, Virginia Halbert, Doris Holt, Margie lameson, Mary Lou Kern, Marian Keller, Sibyl Koch, Betty Sue Lawrence, Olin Leach, Lillie Loomis, Nellie lane Marshall, Cordelia McBride, Fred McCullough, Ruth Merritt, Dorothy Metzger, Charles Mullen, Fayne Murrell, Virginia Neal, Harry Newton, Mildred O'Bryan, Latrell Ogden, Ralph Osborn, Ruth Patterson, Doris Parr, Charles Pickens, Helen Pooley, Mary Powers, Margaret Rambo, Mary Ramsey, Dorothy Reams, Dorothy Reston, Ray X . Reynolds, Suzanne Roberson, James Robertson, Wayne Rippetoe, Earline Scudder, Christine Simms, lack Sinclair, Amy Smith, Dorothy Smither, Betty Sorenson, Rodney Starling, Frances Stevens, Virginia Summers, Tommye Switzer, George Talent, Margaret Taylor, Bobette Templeton, Mary lean Tennison, Ross Teubner, Ray Thurman, Dorothy Lee Tiner, Erma Wade, George Warner, Hiram Wilder, Truman Williams, Frances

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