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Page 56 text:
IANUARY CLASS OFFIICERS
CARL IONES, President: AUDREY PARIS, Vice-President:
TOIVI STROMSKE, Secretaryffreasurer
Once, upon an evening dreary:
I was wrestling, wrestling, and weary
With some geometric problems
I had never seen before:
Problems that all toil resisted,
Though I gropingly insisted,
And all mental powers enlisted,
As I never had of yore:
But the problems, all unravelled,
Lay there calmly, as before - -
Only this, and nothing more!
Quite distinctly I remember:
It was in the bleak December,
And I was a humble member
Of the Senior Class of yore:
Eagerly I wished the morrow
When I hoped that I might borrow
Demonstrations from a classmate
When in swampy paths before:
"Yes", l whispered, "just once morel'
As I sat, some rule repeating,
All my brain in madness beating,
While my heart and throat were meet-
And my wan eyes scanned the floor,
While I wearily sat napping,
Suddenly I heard a tapping,
And I knew someone was rapping,
Rapping gently at the door:
"OhI" I cried, "if some assistance
Brings this stranger to my door,
He is welcome, evermorel"
ln he came, on invitation:
HHere," I thought, His my salvation:
He will have the demonstration,
As he always has, in store!" -
For 'twas he whose kind assistance
Helped me often in the distance,
Though I half feared more resistance
To my plea than heretofore:
And I shrank from it on seeing
What a troubled brow he bore,
And the wearied eyes he wore!
But at last my soul grew stronger:
Hesitating then no longer,
"Friend," said I to him, 'Amost truly
Your forgiveness I implore,
But it is my one salvation
That I make this application,
So have you the demonstration?" -
Here he bent his head and swore,
"No, I came to get assistance
On those problems, too," he swore
"Only this and nothing more!"
Long I sat there, madly yearning,
All my soul within me burning,
Longing, thinking things no student
Ever dared to think before:
"O begone all demonstration!
How I wish my education,
And the hour of graduation
Were a memory of the yore!
How I long to look back, thinking
They will bother me no more 1
Free from care forevermorelu
E. P., '52
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Mrs. Lucy Cook
Arthur McDonald, Everton Watson, Engineers
Monie Hohnebehn, Rexford Smart: O. B. Iones, Head Custodian:
Emil Budde: Bert Tackwell, Custodians.
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The neat and attractive ap-
pearance of Alton High is due
in no small part to the efficient
custodial staff under the direc-
tion of Mr. O. B. Iones. The
sweeping and scrubbing of
flcors, dusting, wash room
maintenance, floor polishing,
cafeteria, gymnasium, and shop
care are only a part of the
harried duties of the staff. The
members of the staff are busy
all day, until noon on Satur-
days, and during the three sum-
mer months. As a result of
their efforts the school is usu-
ally spic and span and ready
1' 95521 I
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