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GARFIELD CLUBS Debating Mill Stage Craft TAPING Printing In Garfield there are many clubs Of all varieties. Dramatic, social service work, And archers bold, one sees. We ' ve radio and printing clubs, Sketching and music, too. In Garfield clubs our time is spent In things each likes to do. We ' re sponsored by advisors wise. Who help in work and play. They make our work so int ' resting, We wish club came each day. • — Virginia Knight. — Betty Gerw ick.
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A DAY IN TAHITI There are three routes of travel between San Francisco and Sydney, Austraha: one by way of Honolulu and Samoa; another by way of Honolulu and Fiji; and a third via Raratonga and Tahiti. My brothers, my mother, and I decided to come via Tahiti because of the great beauty for which it is noted. It is known as the " beautiful isle. " One morning, about twelve days out from Sydney, we sighted Tahiti. The sea was calm and of a very clear indigo blue. The island was also a very deep blue, but as the boat neared it the color changed to green. The South Pacific Islands are for the most part mountainous and covered with deep green tropical foliage right to the very top. On board the boat all the passengers were very excited and were planning what they would do, for there was a great deal to be seen and only twenty-four hours in which to see it. My eldest brother went shark fishing with some natives, so my mother and I set out to see the town of Papeete, which is a French colony. The natives speak French, and French and American money is generally used. We bought some shells for which the island is noted, and also some fine French perfume. These were purchased cheaply, because we got them as souvenirs. The shops are on a level with the street and nearly all of them are open across the front. They are generally run by Chinese. When one goes into one of these shops, one sees tropical fruits — limes, pomegranates, alligator pears, and mangoes — temptingly ar- ranged in grass baskets. There are nearly always numerous children of all ages, both native and Chinese, running about. The next shop one goes into may be run by a sedate French woman, and will be neat and quiet. She will probably try to sell you a ten dollar bottle of perfume and will refuse to understand English when you explain that only a cheap bottle is wanted. My mother and I strolled along the waterfront enjoying the shade of the great trees and feeling very sleepy. When we returned to the boat for dinner, we found my brother delighted with his fishing trip. He had not landed a shark, although he had had a bite from one. That evening we hired a taxi to take us out to one of the beaches for which Tahiti is famous. It was a beautiful, clear, moonlight night and I will never forget the beach with the fringe of palm trees against the mountains. We had a wonderful swim; one never to be forgotten. The taxi was to return for us, so we started to walk along the road to meet it. The foliage is luxuriant and varied like all tropical growth. Some of the most beautiful trees we saw that night, I think, were the cocoanut palms, standing up about fifty or sixty feet with a tassel of leaves on top. While we were walking, there was a shower of rain. When it ended, the foliage glistened like jewels in the moonlight. Next morning was market day, and as the boat was to leave at six a. m., we had the steward call us at four-thirty. The market is an open place where the natives can bring their produce. They bring fruits, animals, and all sorts of the most wonderful colored fish to sell. At six o ' clock we had to return to the ship. We left Tahiti with the sun rising above the mountains and covering it in wonderful colors. In a short time it was nothing but a blue spot upon the horizon; then it faded from our view. — Joan Roberts, H9.
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Bird A .D Mature Study lyATIN Santa Cuaus Dramatics Leather Cmfi French GARFIELD Garfield is a merry school, Always has a welcome true; Rules we make are only right, For our royal orange and white. In this school we love so well, Every class tries to excel; Loyal Garfield hearts have we. Dear old Garfield, true to thee. -Catherine Peck, H7.
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