Arcata High School - Advance Yearbook (Arcata, CA)

 - Class of 1926

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Page 48 text:

,Ag Tl Ti-n-: i ADVANCE , A. U. H. s. DAYS A newcomer at our high school would, in all probability, be somewhat te- wildered by the many varied noises. But because the ear of an A. U. H.S. student is tuned to each and every sound, he merely considers them all as a harmonizing medely played by a strange orchestra. Whenever a part of this orchestra is silenced, the student will soon notice the lack. I was particularly struck with this idea one drowsy day, when, having finished my studying a few moments before the end of the period, I devot- ed the rest of the time to listening to all the sounds that came through the open doors and windows. From down the hall came the ceaseless clatter of a score of typewriters, plied by the industrius fingers of as many students. My attention was soon caught by the echoes of laughter of an entire class, and I wondered what the class "jester" had now said, for almost every class has its jester. Then, in direct contrast, came the voice of Mr. Cooperrider addressing some tardy student, while the united voices of a Spanish class monotonously droned after the teacher that the cases were accusative, nominative, and ---blah-- blah--blah---. Turning toward the windows, I was attracted by the steady buzz of a saw' in the manual training rooms at about an Fpitch, while a duet of waver- ing saxephone notes, and the drawling tones of a lagging trombone, compet- ed in a key about three tones flatter! But myattention was called from this branch of art to the quick staccato reports of a hammer, wielded by some laboring auto-mechanics aspirant. From, far away, on the distant gridircn, came the shouts wrung from lusty young throats in the excitement and intricacies of learning to play football. But right then I was called to my immediate surroundings by the mcst wel- come sound of all---the clatter ofdishes in the cafeteria, proclaiming the hour of lunch. All of which reflects school life. Often we hear the groaning lamentation: "Oh, to be out of school--how I hate it! Wouldn't yours truly be glad if school days were optional? I certainly would never linger in this place!" This, though it may be asserted in all assumed sincerity, is really not true. because how readily flames a student's pride when praise is uttered for his school! how quickly he will defend a questioning of it! and in later years it will be precious as a loved melody that one never forgets. Donna Lewis '28 4 p

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fir fx,-a as -JT -- I T H E x A DVANCE A CHlLD'S ANSWER A pompous man once asked a child: "If someone nice should ask of you To name your fondest Wish right now, What would you say?" He knew and thought of wealth and power, ' Of honor, luxury, unearned gains. She tossed her curls--her eyes flashed blue-- "Oh, this, sir, -- this is what I'd,d0: Upon the rainbow I would ride To where perhaps I'd find A scrap of color left To make my newest doll a dress. And surely I should learn about My picture on the water clear. And why a little tiny bud Becomes a lovely rose. Before I left, I'd like to know Who paints the skies at evening's close, And why the ocean sounds. And don't you think perhaps, I might be told just what it is That makes trees grow, While rocks do not? And last of all--I 'most forgot! Before I said good-bye, I'd ask my biggest, bestest wish: That grown-ups, children, babies, too, Might all be loved as I am loved When Mother says, "I thank Thee, God!" N ovelle Rowland '26 e Qi



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rc fc me fi ag i THE THE UNEXPECTED ANSWER "Go ahead and tell it, Ralph, please! " shouted the half-dozen boys assembled in Ralph Lewis' room, where they often met. The one whom they addressed was clearly a leader--a big fellow, in stature. ideas, and ideals. His dark complexion set off the two mischievous eyes that were capable of portraying their ownerls feelings at all times. Often they were mild and sympathetic, and again sparkling with fun. - Rising, he said, "Well, boys, I think we can have some fun to-night, if we work it right. How many are game?" The reply was an unanimous "I amll' . "All right," he continued, "the negroes are holding a revival meetingjust outside of the town in old Jim Hoopla's barn. How would it strike you to dress up as coons and go down? We could enjoy ourselves and yet not make any trouble either. Old Higgins, who has attended the meetings every week, said that the head cheese always prays to the Lord that a rock may be sent down on his head if he has committed any sin. There would be our chance. " Before the clock had ticked away fifteen minutes, the boys had all their plans made. Two boys were sent on a task, while the rest busied themselves sewing patches on their trousers and "blacking" each other's faces with burnt cork. As the meeting was not scheduled until 8:00, they had half an hour to wait. While thus occupied, they were interrupted by the approach of the boarding school master, but Ralph quickly jumped into bed, told the master where he was, and was told by Mr. Sherman, that he was in no hurry, therefore the morning would do. Soon it was dark enough that, with due precaution, the boys made their way from the room, down the stairs, outdoors, and down the path that led to the barn. When they arrived, the place was a-light with lanterns. In- side, the mingled voices of the colored folk could be heard singing: "De gospel train am comin' Ah heahs dem cah wheels turnin' An a-rumblin' tru de lan'!l Then a voice was heard to say, " Now fo, yo' sings dis heah las' verse, Ah wants yo' to git a pitcher of dat Great Gospel Train a-rumblin' tru dis heah town. Say Miss Love, will- yo'-all sing alter dis heah time? Alreddy--Sing!" When the song had been sung, Brother Guss slowly walked up to the tottering platform and began the address of the evening with an apology: "Brudders an, Sistahs, yo' alls done know that Ah ainit no hand at mak- in' 'pologies, but dis evenin' Ise jes' physically exhausticatedl Ise done worked ha'd all dis day in de boss' 'tater patch, and Ise plum done up." "De Lord'll help yo', Brudder Guss," encouraged an old deacon on the if A 1 il

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