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IN OUR SCHO OL LIFE 3:30 on- Clay Model by Van Gelder Photograph by Wood
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• • THE EVENTS WHICH OCCUR It is 3:30. For some the day is ended. The halls and grounds are filled with these, chatting over the events that have occurred, and saying goodbye until tomorrow. But for many, the ringing of the bell has not finished school activities. Those who go out for sports hasten to the gym or athletic field. The speakers and debaters must meet their faculty advisers for special conferences, as must the club presidents (not forgetting the Editor of The Pioneer). Above all, the High School News MUST be ready for Friday! Tired faculty members assemble in 102 to confer on the brilliancies and idiosyncracies of the thirteen hundred whom they have tried to instruct during the day, as well as to plan schedules, etc. Last, but not least, the Business Manager of The Pioneer puts in an afternoon of work, writing up the adver¬ tisements which business friends have given him. Thus, for all, the happy duties of a day are ended—when?
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An Athlete Day in School “Listen here you big bum, get up!” These are the first words that strike my ears on the bright and sunny morning of “blue” Monday. As these words roll up the steps from my big brother, I know that I had better move. Out of the bed, I glance at the clock—“Gosh!”—twenty minutes until nine. Into the shower, out, clothes on, downstairs and eating breakfast in five minutes (cutting off a minute and a half from Friday’s record). “Oh, Mom, have you seen my books? Never mind, here they are.” (Right where I left them Friday evening.) Yelling a good-bye to every one I run down the street and up the school steps just as the 9:00 o’clock bell rang. I rush into home room in time to answer “here” to the roll call. “O, heck, I don’t have my Trig.” “Hey, Van, got cha Trig?” “No?” “Hubert, you wouldn’t have yours?” Then to class. “ ‘Miss Annie,’ I’m sorry, but I went to church last night, and I didn’t get home until late and—etc.” Out of Trig and down to the gym door. “Hi ya’boys, what’s new?” “Nothing, you big hunk of balony,” was their sharp reply. “Why didn’t ya catch Burr’s pass Saturday? It would have given us the game.” “Now listen, fellas, that heave was a mile over my head.” (Oh, shucks, what’s the use of trying to get out of that sloppy playing?) “Oops,” bell time. Upstairs to lab to study gases, acids, etc. Gee, but the view is fine from here. “I’m sorry, Miss Webb, I’ll pay attention.” At last—Third period! To the library and pleasant sleep. “Aw, Mrs. Bennett, I wasn’t sleeping. Yes’m, I’ll leave.” Down the corridor just as the whistle blows. “Hi ya, ‘Square,’ let’s go over to the Rhythm Clyb and eat lunch.” After lunch I go back over to the school to hear the latest bull session with P. Whitlock and D. J. taking charge. After waiting for the last bell to ring I slip into English to see if “Hamlet” has really been killed. Fifth period sees me at Mrs. Easter’s desk giving a pitiful tale about seeing Coach. After much try¬ ing I am given a pass and down to the dressing room I go. After talking to Coach until the bell rings, I then race upstairs to Mr. Peters’ room for physics. Get there just in time to remember that we are having a test. After flunking the quiz, we all sit around and hear another bull session with Mullins taking the lead and his side-kick, “Tailspin,” helping out with some airplanes. At last the bell, which gives me the signal to dress for practice. Out on the field the boys are taking their laps so I fall in. After laps, Coach lets us punt a few and then he starts giving us the works—pull ups, push ups, etc. “Gosh, am I tired?” After practicing our pass defense, Coach hollers, “O K, you guys, let’s see what you know on signals.” (Gosh, I forgot to study mine last night.) In formation we start running signals with me carrying the ball. Gee, what do I do with it? “Aw right, see, what are you going to do, play ring around the roses with that ball? Throw it here! Now get out of there and take 15 laps and maybe by that time you’ll remember to study signals.” These words come from the Coach, and “Boy, do I feel cheap!” By the time I have finished my laps the squad is through blocking and tackling work-outs, so we start the scrimmage. It seems like every time there is a pile up, I am always on bottom. “Umps!” Came pretty near bustin’ a knee that time. Back in formation the ball is snapped with “Admiral” yelling, “Gimme the ball! Gimme the ball!” Scrimmage over, we take our laps and race for the showers. “Hey, Mack, cut off that cold water, what do ya want me to do—take pneumonia?” “Fred, throw me the soap. Not in my eye, ya dope.” Coach’s signal now comes to shut off the showers, so the gang dresses and starts up the street. As we come to my house I say, “So long,” and go into the house to ask Mom when supper will be ready. “Pretty soon,” she says, so I turn on the radio. “Hi Yo, Silver—Away,” suddenly bursts from the speaker. I listen to the exciting story until Dad comes in and starts talking. Just then Mom calls us to supper. Afterwards I decide to go down to the Recreation Center. Wandering down slowly, I meet up with Apey and Brown, who are going down to Bob’s, so I fall in with them. After talking over the day’s experiences I think it best to go home and study, so I leave about 8:30. Upon reach¬ ing home I go to get my books, but the thought strikes me that I can study in the morning—before breakfast—so upstairs I go to dream of Saturday’s game. Joe Thomas
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