George Washington High School - Monument Yearbook (Cedar Rapids, IA)

 - Class of 1930

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THECEDHR HEAP OLD WIGWAM By the tracks of great Northwestern, By the shining long black trackway Stands the schoolhouse of young heroes. Here beside it is the Greene Square With the gaunt, unloaded cannon And the gorgeous flowers in summer, By the tracks of great Northwestern. Long ago a sturdy hero Went to school, a lowly sophomore, Went to school to learn the Latin, Math and science—other studies; Here he met the great chief, Hallman, Leader over all the students; Here he flunked and learned things over Till his teachers went stark crazy. But he signed up soon for fieldwork And through that he met successes. On the gridiron knocked them senseless Making touchdowns for his own school; In the cage, he made the baskets, Made the 'ponents bite the hardwood. You shall hear how our young hero Graduated in his grey gown; Finally grabbed his earned diploma For his bright athletic passes; How he sought to make a living Working hard each crowded moment. Oft he thinks of his old high school, Fondly thinks of his old high school, Where he went long moons ago. Years have passed since our young hero Graduated in his grey gown; Fondly returned and was astounded To behold the same old schoolhouse Still in use by lusty students. Still beside the great Northwestern. TO OUR SCHOOLMATES STONE walls do not a prison make Yet in this school it seems to us, The iron bars are all that lack To make of it an incubus. If from “C" tardies we are free, And grades in red have not, Perhaps we have some liberty, Although it's not so hot I ................. 19 3 I...Mil..IIIIIM One Hundred Eleven



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THECEDRR w z SENIOR A’s for Allison a “vocab” lias he That staggers a Webster and flabbergasts me. For H we have Bryant whose schoolgirl complexion With masculine hearts works certain destruction. C’s Jack Cocker whose smart fetching ways Plus his camel-hair coat leave one in a daze. D’s for Deacon, long tresses she’s growing That give her the air of a maid wise and knowing. E's for Elderkin, a tenor so bold, He cuts quite a figure with girls we’re told. F’s for Frost in English a wow That year spent in Scotland sure shows up—and how! Getty’s a G we’re sure it’s well known. When he toots on his “sax,” he’s considered “tres bon.” is the Haynes girl, as “Bert” she is known She sings “Daddy” songs in a most ’trancing tone. I’s for Intelligent—Ignorant, too— Of the first we have some; of the last not a few. J’s for Jackman a Cecilian was she On class day she sang “Oh, Promise Me.” K's for Keith, Elmer’s his name ’Twas in basketball that he won his fame. Levin’s an L remembered by all His violin solos you all will recall. M’s for MacGregor red-headed, say we; And how he can skate! Oh, gosh, golly, gee! VOCABULARY The book I like to read Is Webster’s mighty deed Of altiscopes, auxetophores. Cardiograms, dynamophoves— There’s much need to know That my “word hoard” may grow. PRIMER N’s for Sissen, Paul do we mean When it comes to performing, he’s an acrobat keen. O’s for Ogden, not Eddie this time, Pauline is the one who gets in this rhyme. P’s for Palmer, site’ll answer to “Lil” As a red-hot soprano she’ll give you a thrill. Q’s for Quaas, Ruby and Ruth, too, In all work assigned them, these girls are true-blue. R is Grace Rubek, Pulse Sews Ed was she Then California called her to the lure of the sea. S’s for Sigmund class president so fine We’re sure that in college our Jimmie will shine. T stands for Thompson, Alberta and Helen Which one is the sweeter we’ll leave to your tellin’. U’s for Vlch the only one in the school Raven hair, snappy ways, "Bud” Schlack’s no fool. V’s for Valentine, not paper and lace— As a speaker in pep meetings Bill sure is an ace. W’s for Westerfield that athletic dame Whether golfing or swimming she’s good just the same. Of X’s we’ll tell you there’s none to be had But in Algebra there’s a million or more—egad! For Y we have that youthful Young lassie Helen’s her name and she’s not a bit sassy. As we come to the end of our alphabet r ley me We mention Emil Zilla and call the “deadline.” UP TO DATE Monographs and ergographs Are different from siesmographs; At least that’s what I’ve read And tried to keep in head. In choosing your activity, You'd best avoid lexicography. One Hundred Twelve

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